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Isoponic Growing System
What is the Isoponic Growing System ?
This system combines hydroponic design principles with a fully isolated enclosure hence the term Iso-Ponic. The enclosure is made of polypropylene so is very strong and light. Plants may be grown around the inside wall of the enclosure on several levels. Lighting, ventilation and irrigation are all fully automatic and controlled by an air handling unit.
The system is designed for automatically growing high value plants for research etc in a fully and isolated environment
The Iso-Ponic growing system is ideally suited for growing high value genetically modified plants for pharmaceutical research etc. The isolation of the enclosure makes the escape of anything from the inside virtually impossible, eliminating the possibility of cross-contamination.
As the enclosure air is separated from the cooling air, the carbon filter is very efficient. This makes the signature of the system virtually zero or undetectable. This might be useful where security is an issue.
How does it work?
The enclosure is cylindrical in shape with two large access doors to the front.
There is a central toughened glass tube that houses the light source. A fan at the base of the unit sucks in cooling air from the room which passes up the tube to cool the light and discharges at the top. This air can be ducted away with flexible pipe if required. A separate air handling system extracts air from the enclosure to hold it at negative pressure to prevent the escape of odours, pollen etc. This air is ducted to the air handling unit where it is carbon filtered to remove any odours.
The air handling unit also has in-built timers for automatic dawn-dusk lighting sequences and irrigation pump control.
Conventional hydroponic growing systems normally have many separate components such as: lights, fans, filters and pumps. Also, the air that ventilates the plants is also heated by the lights.
The Iso-Ponic growing system integrates all the components into two parts and separates the heated air from the ventilation air making the carbon filtration very efficient.
In short, it is a very compact system that works efficiently, giving true isolation and undetectable operation.