Aquaponics Feeding Your Home and Your Soul
What is aquaponics?
The Garden Pool combines:
- solar power – harnessing and storing the sun’s energy
- water conservation – using less water and recycling waste water
- poultry farming – raising chickens
- aquaculture – raising tilapia fish
- hydroponic gardening – growing fruits, veggies, & herbs without soil
- organic horticulture – using natural methods to control garden pests
- aquaponics – the symbiotic cultivation of produce and fish in a recirculating hydroponic environment.
- biofiltration – natural water filtration method using biochemistry and duckweed.
- thermal mass – thousands of gallons of water that is warmed by the sun and being surrounded by earth and concrete provides “inertia” against temperature fluctuations.
- permaculture – GP systems mimic relationships found in natural ecologies.
Hydrogen: Natures’s Fuel
Hydrogen gas (dihydrogen or molecular hydrogen) is highly flammable and will burn in air at a very wide range of concentrations between 4% and 75% by volume.The enthalpy of combustion for hydrogen is −286 kJ/mol:
- 2 H2(g) + O2(g) → 2 H2O(l) + 572 kJ (286 kJ/mol)[note 2]
Hydrogen gas forms explosive mixtures with air if it is 4–74% concentrated and with chlorine if it is 5–95% concentrated. The mixtures spontaneously explode by spark, heat or sunlight. The hydrogen autoignition temperature, the temperature of spontaneous ignition in air, is 500 °C (932 °F). Pure hydrogen-oxygen flames emitultraviolet light and are nearly invisible to the naked eye, as illustrated by the faint plume of the Space Shuttle Main Engine compared to the highly visible plume of aSpace Shuttle Solid Rocket Booster. The detection of a burning hydrogen leak may require a flame detector; such leaks can be very dangerous. The destruction of the Hindenburg airship was an infamous example of hydrogen combustion; the cause is debated, but the visible flames were the result of a rich mixture of hydrogen to oxygen which produces a visible flame.
H2 reacts with every oxidizing element. Hydrogen can react spontaneously and violently at room temperature with chlorine and fluorine to form the corresponding hydrogen halides, hydrogen chloride and hydrogen fluoride, which are also potentially dangerous acids.
Hydrogen powered internal combustion engine:
High Temperature Electrolysis:
Urine Powered Generator: