Chemical Engineering

Nutridoctor

Goals

Initial development of a hydroponic measurement and control system (Nutridoctor) to enable vegatable production with the aim of achieving a zero nutrient effluent.

Issues Involved or Addressed

Design and construction of the first hydroponic system on the roof of Engineering 2. Development of possible applications of the technology within the South African environment. How will the concept attract major funding?

Methods and Technologies

  • Bioreactor modelling
  • Adaptive control algorithms
  • Ion selective probes

Academic Majors of Interest

  • Microbiology
  • Plant Sciences
  • Electronic Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering

Preferred Interests and Preparation

Hydroponics, Bioreactor modelling, Water analysis, Microbiome management

Team Advisors

Prof Willie Nicol

Sponsor(s)

Chemical Engineering