Use of Tubular Media to Enhance Volumetric Nitrification Rates

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Agriculture
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$180,000.00
Award Year:
1997
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
30545
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Aquaculture Systems Technologi
P. O. Box 15827, New Orleans, LA, 70175
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
() -
Business Contact:
Mr. Douglas Drennan
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
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.

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