Development of an Extremely Low Water-Loss Recirculating Floating Bead

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Commerce
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$49,987.00
Award Year:
1997
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
37763
Agency Tracking Number:
37763
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
108 Industrial Avenue, Jefferson, LA, 70121
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Douglas Drennan
() -
Business Contact:
(504) 837-5575
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
A Shortfall in marine fisheries production is driving the development of aquaculture technologies on many fronts. Recirculating systems are regarded as critical components of many development schemes. However, interest and use of recirculating systems for production of marine organisms have lagged behind freshwater applications. A floating bead filter which is corrosion resistant (no metal parts), operates with minimal water loss, and can be automated to backwash with minimal electronics is needed to fully realize the economic potential of marine recirculating systems. This project will investigate and refine a marine recirculating bead filter (MRBF) with extremely low waterloss for recirculating marine culture systems. Backwash frequency will be optimized and preliminary carrying capacities documented. Finally, the economic feasibility of producing full-scale MRBFs will be examined.

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