A well-functioning hydroponic system uses an efficiently oxygenated water nutrient system which is crucial for plant health and maximising growth rate. The relativity that hydrogen has in photosynthesis, and the electron conversion into biomass, is important for understanding this process.
Hydrogen and oxygen gas infusion into the water systems is showing remarkable increases in growth rates, plant health, disease resistance and yield. Further investigation is expected to show that higher light intensity, which encourages faster growth rates, may be possible with the application of molecular hydrogen and oxygen infusion as it is able to manage the increased demand, heat and intensity placed on the plant.
Improved recovery times will enable increased lighting periods that result in faster growth rates due to the available electrons for biomass conversion. Both natural and artificial lighting sources will see benefits as the efficiency of metabolism is increased along with the plants ability to access nutrients due to larger root mass, increased lateral root formation and stress management capabilities. Controlled environments reduce risk and improve management requirements, increasing growth rates with better nutritional content and more fruit set.