to Standard or Two Flats
Aquaponics consists of two main parts, with the aquaculture part for raising aquatic animals and the hydroponics part for growing plants. Aquatic effluents, resulting from uneaten feed or raising animals like fish, accumulate in water due to the closed-system recirculation of most aquaculture systems. The effluent-rich water becomes toxic to the aquatic animal in high concentrations but these effluents are nutrients essential for plant growth. Although consisting primarily of these two parts, aquaponics systems are usually grouped into several components or subsystems responsible for the effective removal of solid wastes, for adding bases to neutralize acids, or for maintaining water oxygenation.
Is an efficient cooking stove using small diameter wood fuel which is burned in a simple, high-temperature combustion chamber containing a vertical chimney and a secondary air supply, which ensures almost complete combustion prior to the flames reaching the cooking surface.
Compared with traditional open fires, rocket stoves can be healthier and more efficient. They reduce smoke and harmful emissions, use less fuel wood, and increase the amount of energy from the wood that is turned into heat energy.
OSDome™ developed optimized rocket stove for our dome project,
this is truly going to be the Heart of the Dome
The spherical shape of the dome provides its incredible strength.
It’s the shape that allows stress from events such as tornadoes, earthquake tremors or sustained hurricane-force winds, to be shared evenly across all points within the sphere. Domes require significantly less building materials than regular structures. While they are made primarily of concrete and steel, they use much less of it compared to other buildings – up to 50-70% less. And because they are nearly indestructible, there may be no need for expensive replacement materials. Regular maintenance on monolithic domes is minimal, with energy and maintenance costs generally running 50% less than other conventional buildings. In fact, many studies have revealed that when amortized over 20 years, the energy savings of a dome often recoup a major portion of the facility’s original cost.
However we do believe that our design can save more than 80% of the energy absorbed by similar traditional houses.
The spherical nature of a Dome is one of the reasons for significant energy efficiency. Air flows naturally in a Dome. As the warm air rises to the top, it unloads heat into the shell. The heat then radiates back down the shell thus generating only a two to four degrees variance in temperature from the bottom to the top of the dome and there is simply less surface area per square metre to heat or cool. A dome has approximately one-third less surface area to the outside than a box-style structure.
Our Dome concept is fusion with an integral greenhouse - which is a powerful source of light and heat, and of course the source of fresh, organic food - more can be found in section Aquaponic Systems.