Use of Tubular Media to Enhance Volumetric Nitrification Rates

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