Life cycle assessment (LCA) and Techno-economic analysis (TEA) of tilapia-basil aquaponics

dc.contributor.author Xie, Kun
dc.contributor.author Rosentrater, Kurt
dc.contributor.author Rosentrater, Kurt
dc.contributor.department Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering
dc.date 2018-02-16T21:04:16.000
dc.date.accessioned 2020-06-29T22:34:26Z
dc.date.available 2020-06-29T22:34:26Z
dc.date.copyright Thu Jan 01 00:00:00 UTC 2015
dc.date.embargo 2015-08-06
dc.date.issued 2015-07-01
dc.description.abstract <p>Aquaponics is the system combining hydroponic and aquaculture, in which fish and plants are raised together, and they can be beneficial from each other as well as to each other. When the system is maintained properly and is in a balance status, aquaponics will mimic the natural ecosystem, use much less water than traditional aquaculture, and have almost no effluent. As a result, it is thought more environmentally friendly and sustainable. In this study, both Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) and Techno-Economic Analysis (TEA) of a tilapia and basil aquaponic system were conducted. Three scales, including a truly running system, pilot scale, and commercial scale of aquaponics were considered and analyzed. This study provided environmental impacts and profitability for operating aquaponics in the Midwest of U.S. It also showed that the operating scale and basil price had obvious effect on profits. When the scale was large enough, such as with the grow bed area of 75.6 m<sup>2</sup> and when the basil price equals to or is great than $60/kg, operating aquaponics was profitable.</p>
dc.description.comments <p>This proceeding is from 2015 ASABE Annual International Meeting, Paper No. 152188617, pages 1-30 (doi: <a href="http://dx.doi.org/2015%20ASABE%20Annual%20International%20Meeting,%20Paper%20No.%20152188617,%20pages%201-30%20(doi:%2010.13031/aim.20152188617).%20St.%20Joseph,%20Mich.:%20ASABE." target="_blank">10.13031/aim.20152188617</a>). St. Joseph, Mich.: ASABE. Posted with permission.</p>
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dc.identifier.articleid 1446
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dc.subject.disciplines Agriculture
dc.subject.disciplines Aquaculture and Fisheries
dc.subject.disciplines Bioresource and Agricultural Engineering
dc.subject.keywords Aquaponics
dc.subject.keywords Life cycle assessment (LCA)
dc.subject.keywords Techno-economic analysis (TEA)
dc.subject.keywords Tilapia
dc.subject.keywords Basil
dc.subject.keywords Greenhouse gas emission
dc.subject.keywords cost
dc.subject.keywords profit
dc.title Life cycle assessment (LCA) and Techno-economic analysis (TEA) of tilapia-basil aquaponics
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