Apr 12, 2024  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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CHEM 316L - Introduction to Aeroponics Lab


(1 hours) Prerequisites: BIOL 220 and 220L and CHEM 117 or CHEM 301. This course will cover the newly emerging technology of Aeroponics- growing vegetables and herbs under soil-less conditions with plant roots hanging in the air.  Topics that are covered in this course include: the history of hydro-, aqua-, and aeroponics; a review of current applications of this technology, i.e., new cloud-based sensors, pros- and cons- of these 3 techniques; the practice of aeroponics plant physiology, nutrient composition, artificial light vs. sunlight,  process optimization, plant growth samples, chemical analysis of the nutrients present in the roots and tissue samples and a current business review.  The lab portion will provide hands-on experience growing a variety of plants in mini-aeroponic towers.  Cross listed with BIOL 316L. Parent= CHEM. This course cannot be challenged.



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