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The Resonant Sonic Fluidized Bed (RSFB) Biofilter for Closed Loop Aquaculture

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Commerce
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
57286
Program Year/Program:
2002 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
2002-50
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Resodyn Corporation
130 North Main Street Suite 600 Butte, MT -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2002
Title: The Resonant Sonic Fluidized Bed (RSFB) Biofilter for Closed Loop Aquaculture
Agency: DOC
Contract: DG1330-02-CN-0040
Award Amount: $50,000.00
 

Abstract:

Because of the impact of diseases on production and the environmental devastation wrought by commercial aquaculture effluents, modern methods of intensive aquaculture are evolving which rely heavily on the re-use of water. This proposal addresses the need for modular technology in closed loop aquaculture operations by enhancing the performance of a fluidized bed biofilter with low- frequency acoustic agitation to accelerate mass transfer of dissolved oxygen and other components. The low shear agitation will enable biofilms of active organisms to thrive on the support media. Additionally, the agitation will prevent fouling of the media with organic material, which severely compromises the ability of the filter to reduce ammonia concentrations. The Resonant Sonic Fluidized Bed (RSFB) Biofilter will provide a low cost improvement that will enable a small modular treatment unit to function with the same efficiency as a much larger system.

Principal Investigator:

Steven McGrath
Senior Research Scientist
4067232222
smcgrath@montecresearch.com

Business Contact:

Lawrence Farrar
President
4067232222
lcfarrar@montecresearch.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Montec Research
1901 South Franklin Butte, MT 59701

EIN/Tax ID: 810528815
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No