The ALIEN® AERO™ system utilises the air culture technique allowing more control of the environment around the root zone. The nutrient solution is delivered by means of a powerful but quiet water pump to Micro sprinklers located on the underside of each lid. The interval and duration of the feeding can be very finely attuned to the needs of a specific plant species.
The fact that the plants are suspended in air and the roots are not entrapped in any kind of medium makes the harvesting and crop rotation quite simple and straightforward.
Eliminating the growing medium is very freeing for a plants’ roots: the extra oxygen they are exposed to results in faster growth. Aeroponic systems are also extremely water-efficient. These closed-loop systems can use 95 percent less water than plants grown in soil.
The AERO™ system can be used as a recirculating or RTW (run to waste) system.