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Use of Tubular Media to Enhance Volumetric Nitrification Rates

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Agriculture
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
30545
Program Year/Program:
1997 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
30545
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
AQUACULTURE SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGIES, L.L.C.
108 INDUSTRIAL AVE New Orleans, LA 70121-2902
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1997
Title: Use of Tubular Media to Enhance Volumetric Nitrification Rates
Agency: USDA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $180,000.00
 

Abstract:

Sizing of bead filters which are used for clarification and biofiltration in recirculating aquaculture production systems is based upon their volumetric nitrification rates. Attempts to improve these carrying capacities have been thwarted by the inherent nature of the media. This project will investigate the usefulness of two promising alternative media consisting of chopped tubing which display superior porosity while protecting biofloc during backwashing. The two sizes of tubes will be tested against the beads and sampled intensely so that performance characteristics can be determined.

Principal Investigator:


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Business Contact:

Mr. Douglas Drennan
Small Business Information at Submission:

Aquaculture Systems Technologi
P. O. Box 15827 New Orleans, LA 70175

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