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Analyzing hydroponic rack design for apartment house


Talib, Mohd Hafiz and Abd Rahman, Khairul Aidil Azlin and Dollah, Mohd Shahrizal (2018) Analyzing hydroponic rack design for apartment house. International Journal of Engineering & Technology, 7 (2 spec. 14). pp. 128-132. ISSN 2227-5258; ESSN: 2227-524X


This study analyze users who are living in condominium and apartment in an urban area to practice the farming activity. Almost 75% type of house in Malaysia is apartment. A major problem living in condominium and apartment is the limited space to do farming activity. To-day's users do not know where their food comes from and uncontrolled using pesticide among the farmers. Over 80% of food supplies were imported and local crops products were exported. About 65% from a person salary is for food consumption. The existing design of hydroponic system is not suitable for the current lifestyle needs. This help users to farm within a limited space in the urban area and create awareness the importance of planting their own food. Hydroponic system can reduce 40% of living cost for food. The compact rack system design has been proposed based on the functionality and practicality for crops planting in a small area using deep water culture system. The compact rack design using a simple system that can easy to assemble and disassemble that suit home interior. The result shows the hydroponic rack with modular system is suitable for the condominium and apartment area which are small and compact.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Design and Architecture
Publisher: Science Publishing Corporation
Keywords: Hydroponic; Compact rack system; Vertical farming; Deep water culture system; Urban farming; Urban lifestyle
Depositing User: Nurul Ainie Mokhtar
Date Deposited: 08 May 2019 07:04
Last Modified: 08 May 2019 07:04
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/53749
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