Senior Design Project 499A & 499B Smart Hydroponic System

Hydroponic can be defined as growing plants in water containing nutrients. Examples of this type of hydroponic systems includes NFT (nutrient film technique) systems and deep-water float systems where plant roots are set in nutrient solutions. With this definition growing plants in soilless media (potting soil) or other types of aggregate media such as sand, gravel, and coconut coil are considered hydroponic systems. Here, we are using hydroponics to mean growing plants without soil. Essential nutrients can be broadly categorized as macronutrients and micronutrients. Macronutrients and micronutrients are both essential for plant growth and development. Macronutrients include carbon, hydrogen, oxygen, nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, sulfur, calcium, and magnesium. Micronutrients include iron, manganese, zinc, boron, molybdenum, chlorine, copper, and nickel. The difference between macro- and micronutrients is the amount required by plants. Macronutrients are required in higher amounts than micronutrients. Page 4
TECHNOLOGY::Electrical engineering, electronics and photonics::Electrical engineering
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Electrical and Computer Engineering
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