Traditional plant growing systems that rely on soil or similar mediums are classified as geoponics. However, as is well known, soil is not actually required to grow plants.
For example, hydroponic systems eliminate the soil and simply use water containing essential nutrients as the growth media. Hydroponic systems can be more efficient than geoponic as plants find it easier to take in nutrients from water than from soil and because growth can be controlled by the nutrients made available to the plants. A less known system, aeroponic, goes a step further by growing plants in an air and mist environment.
In aeroponic systems, hanging plant roots are bathed in a nutrient- rich mist. The gardeners not only have complete control of nutrient intake but the hanging roots can grow more easily and can absorb the nutrients and oxygen. There is also a reduced chance of root zone disease since there is no material for debris or pathogens to reside on.
There are numerous aeroponics systems on the market today. Many are complicated and cumbersome having numerous parts. Some of the products have problems that gardeners have been trying to correct. One problem in some aeroponic and hydroponics systems is clogging of the nozzles. It is effective for growers to recalculate nutrient rich water. As the water moves through the system it picks up debris and bits of medium, thus clogging of the nozzles. Clogging of the nozzles creates a danger to the plants that you are working with. Clogged for even a short time, the plant will wilt or even die. Because of this danger, the gardener has to check and perhaps change the nozzles often. The containers need to be frequently cleaned to maintain a healthy root environment. It is with great excitement that one of the problems, that of debris clogging the tiny nozzles, could be solved and the aeroponics system simplified.
One more problem that we face in the aeroponic and hydroponics industry aside from clogging nozzles is water pumps heating up the container water. This causes root zone disease and many times death to the plants. The present invention overcomes some of the deficiency of aeroponic and hydroponic recycling systems.
The invention is an aeroponics recycling system for recycling nutrient rich water as a very fine mist onto the roots of the plant. The mister includes a mixing chamber for allowing the nutrient rich water to mix with the oxygen. The mixing chamber having an upper constriction that forms an upper Venturi section. Venturi is a section for measuring flow rate or exerting suction. The pumped air and its interaction with the constrictions induce Venturi effects that mix the nutrient-rich water and air to produce a mist.
The Venturi has a pulse action in the lower constriction that pushes the debris away from the intake hole and puts air into your container water. The mister constantly circulates your container water. There are many ways to incorporate this new mister in to your existing system cloning or growing. For example a 60site-cloning container would require (6) misters. You can easily attach them to the bottom of you’re container with a mounting disk that comes with the mister. This will also work the same in a bucket system as well.
The mister base also fits a ½ inch grommet so that you can attach through the bottom of water tables and trays. For a (6) mister system you will need a 20 to 35 watt commercial air pump.
A 35 watt commercial air pump is capable of running (12) misters efficiently. This new mister is one way to help make aeroponics and hydroponics growing simple and efficient.
he Small hole in the side of the mixing chamber allows water to enter the mixing chamber. This small hole also allows air into the water as a circulator. With the Dewey Mister there are no tiny nozzles to clog. This also allows you to run 100% organic mixtures since The Dewey Mister does not clog.
When submerged in water the air pressure pulls in water from the reservoir and builds up pressure as it mixes. When excess pressure is achieved, the water mixture then explodes out of the top of the mixer creating an irrigation mist for your plants. The port on the side of the chamber acts as both a water intake and an air exhaust. The air releasing from the port continuously aerates your nutrient water, at the same time pulling water into the mixing chamber.
The Dewey Mister continuously mixes and sprays the nutrient water. With The Dewey Misters breakthrough technology we have eliminated a lot of the existing problems with growers. No submerged electric pumps heating your water, no clogging mister heads choking off your root growth.