5. Conclusion

5.1 Practical Application
The corals in the Great Barrier Reef, Australia are dying due to environmental pollution and a steep rise in seawater temperature. Therefore, we intend to apply this setup on a big scale in the open ocean, in order to form deposits for corals to live in. Also, due to the fact that this setup is self-sustainable. This means that our setup will be able to work in vast seas and oceans to encourage coral growth, with minimal human maintenance. The BiorockTM system has also been tested and is able to also encourage oysters, clams, lobsters and fish in saltwater.

Furthermore, the BiorockTM system has also been tested and is able to also encourage oysters, clams, lobsters and fish in saltwater. This is because the Calcium Carbonate (CaCO3) deposit, makes a sustainable to cultivate corals, and thus sustain life. This is because many life co-exists among the corals.

5.2 Areas For Further Study
Since our project is all about increasing the number and life expectancy of corals growing on the structure, after the completion of our project, we strived to find ways to improve all these factors. We have come up with several ways to do that. First, is, as mentioned earlier, to have several wires connected to the cathode. We found out that the most deposit is found at the position of the wires. Therefore, we think that connecting more wires to the cathode will increase the amount and strength of the deposit, increasing the number of habitats for the coral. However, we would like to research further on other ways to improve the life quality of the corals growing on the wire mesh.
Also, we would like to look into making the system environmentally-friendly, not only through its use of clean energy, but also by making it biodegradable, so that when it stops functioning, it will break down, so that it will not harm the environment. We can do this by using biodegradable alternatives to the materials we use,

5.3 Comparison with previous research
Comparing with our previous research, we have come to a conclusion that our results match together with the research. This is because, despite the previous research being conducted on a large scale, similarities has been spotted. Some examples of the similarities in the results are that the cathode has gained in weight, and the anode has lost in weight. Furthermore, the deposit forming on the cathode contains mostly Calcium Carbonate (CaCO3), which can be found in both of the experiments.


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