Using Green Water Farm to Improve Ecological Restoration
AbstractAbstract: Artificial Floating Islands (AFIs) are human-made floating structures capable of supporting aquatic vegetation. Previous studies pointed out that most AFIs use aquatic plants to carry out improvement of water quality and ecological conservation. This study proposed a modified AFI system, named Green Water Farm (GWF), to increase the practical application value of traditional AFIs, and added a special design to create an environment that allows for terrestrial plants (including vegetables and flowers) to grow and to carry out improvement of water quality and ecological conservation. The research site was located at the waterfront of Li-tze Lake in Pitou Township, Taiwan. A GWF was established to evaluate the improvement of water quality and ecological conservation. During one year, water quality and ecological conservation assessments were recorded to investigate the performance of GWF system. The research results showed that GWF could improve water quality and ecological conservation. In addition, the results of this study can provide useful information for more food sources for humans and animals, and increase biodiversity and ecological conservation. View Full-Text
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Chang, Y.-H.; Zhuang, T.-J.; Chuang, T.-F.; Wu, B.-Y.; Lu, H.-L.; Chen, P.-Y. Using Green Water Farm to Improve Ecological Restoration. Sustainability 2017, 9, 1896.
Chang Y-H, Zhuang T-J, Chuang T-F, Wu B-Y, Lu H-L, Chen P-Y. Using Green Water Farm to Improve Ecological Restoration. Sustainability. 2017; 9(10):1896.Chicago/Turabian Style
Chang, Yuan-Hsiou; Zhuang, Ting-Jie; Chuang, Tsai-Fu; Wu, Bing-Yu; Lu, Hsiao-ling; Chen, Pen-Yuan. 2017. "Using Green Water Farm to Improve Ecological Restoration." Sustainability 9, no. 10: 1896.
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