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Invented & Developed by Aeroculture Limited.
A Brief Overview:
Atomix Aeroponics systems are undoubtedly the most technologically advanced grow systems in the entire world. The atomisation process is achieved with the use of a compressed air supply that collides with liquid inside the Atomix atomisers. The sheer force of the air supply continually breaks down the liquid in to very small droplets and offers the lowest micron size available through any kind of nozzle. The Atomix atomisers output a mixture of both air and finely atomised liquids in to the growth chamber.
The output of the atomising nozzles are controlled by a unique solid state timing device with a user friendly digital interface for fine tuning. The complete control system allows the user to adjust the concentration of atomised liquid in the chamber making it suitable for nearly all species of plant. The user is also able to control the air pressure, air to water ratios, liquid consumption and cycle timing in the pursuit of perfection.
The Atomix atomisers are created with a liquid orifice around 400 times larger than the average water spray nozzle. This large orifice enables the atomisers to contain a cleaning needle that passes through the liquid orifice at the push of a button. This cleaning mechanism offers valuable peace of mind and removes all problems associated with long term operation and a build up of salt/mineral deposits from the evaporated nutrient solution.
There are currently two other methods that claim to offer authentic aeroponic growth, neither of which are capable of providing a constant supply of air and water to the roots without causing liquid saturation.
(Ultrasonic this is what ive got now 'nutramist') This method was first tested for its suitability in the 1980's. The atomisation process is achieved through vibrating discs that move around 2 million times per second. These ultrasonic discs are placed inside a container of liquid where the motion of the ultrasonic disc results in a turbulence on the liquid surface, this turbulence produces a dense low level fog that rises just above the water surface. Although fine atomisation is achieved, the concentration of liquid is not suitable to achieve authentic aeroponics. The main components are also unreliable, expensive and have a very short life span.
(High Pressure Water Pump Systems) This type of system provides a highly concentrated spray that is not suitable for authentic aeroponics. This method also results in a relatively large droplet size and a high liquid concentration that rapidly soaks the roots. The process of forcing liquid at high pressure through a very small orifice ultimately results in blockages and unreliable performance.
Edited by Jk12345, 15 October 2006 - 09:45 PM.