Comparing Fertilizers. Hania Koziol and Emma Marchetti Advanced Chemistry with Mr. Spangler. Introduction. 1st Study Research Question: Which of the two dilutions of water mixed with digestate (1:1 or 1:4) will have a more beneficial or negative effect on plant growth? Hypothesis:
Hania Koziol and Emma Marchetti
Advanced Chemistry withMr. Spangler
Algae Aquaculture Technology
-AACT has integrated bio processors that consume waste, heat, and carbon dioxide to produce renewable energy and organic soil amendments.
-Our study would be beneficial to their company
Initial Setup With Fines
Final Product: Day 8
-1:1 had higher average of growth except for two days (6 and 7) but that could have just been a measuring error.
-Overall we conclude that 1:1 dilution had higher average growth and therefore is a better dilution of digestate:water proving our hypothesis correct.
-From the data we found that the Control grown in soil seemed to grow the best out of all samples.
- Digestate grew better than Vigoro in Fines but Vigoro had higher height averages in store bought soil.
-Could have done another study to have more results for more accurate conclusions
-We made a mistake... instead of only soaking seeds in Algae Digestate, we soaked and watered plants. By only soaking we would have saved a lot of digestate and maybe would have had different results, although it didn't seem to have too much effect as long as it was kept constant
-Our data could have been collected more accurately, busy schedules interfered greatly.
-Concluded that at AACT there was a 50% difference in the light intensity outdoors vs. indoors (outdoors being 50% higher)
-Used a light intensity meter
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