Fogponics is an advanced form of aeroponics which uses water in a vaporised form to transfer nutrients and oxygen to enclosed suspended plant roots. Using the same general idea behind aeroponics except fogponics utilize a 5-30 µm mist within the rooting chamber and as use for a foliar feeding mechanism. Plants best absorb particles from the 1-25 µm range, the smaller particulate size means faster absorption. The added benefit of using fogponic’s over traditional hydroponics systems is that the plants require less energy in root growth and mass, and are able to still sustain a large plant.
Trials using fogponics, have shown that water and energy use is reduced compared with traditional aeroponic and hydroponic systems, and that higher yields are achievable.