A Vibrationally-enhanced Aquaculture Treatment System (VEATS) for Water Reuse and Effluent Management

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Commerce
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$50,000.00
Award Year:
2004
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
DG133R-04-CN-0137
Award Id:
67126
Agency Tracking Number:
2004-85
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
1901 South Franklin, Butte, MT, 59701
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Joel Pierce
Chemical Engineer
(406) 723-2222
jpierce@resodyn.com
Business Contact:
Lawrence Farrar
President
(406) 723-2222
lcfarrar@resodyn.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Because of the severe impact of diseases on production and the environmental devastation created by many commercial aquaculture effluents, modern methods of intensive aquaculture are evolving which rely heavily on recirculating the water. This proposal addresses the need for a modular, integrated technology in closed-loop aquaculture operations by enhancing the performance of a fluidized ion exchange bed that removes ammonia by the addition of the low-frequency vibrational agitation, which also accelerates oxygenation and gas stripping, and ensures efficient use of ozone as a disinfectant. Additionally, the agitation will prevent fouling of the media with organic material, which compromises the ability of the media to adsorb ammonia. The vibrationally-enhanced aquaculture treatment system (VEATS) will provide an economical improvement that will enable a series of modular, integrated treatment units to function with the same efficiency as a much larger custom system designed specifically for cold water or warm water production.

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