Pentair AES is collaborating with The Conservation Fund to present a four-day course on the fundamentals of water recirculating systems (RAS) in Shepherdstown, West Virginia on Oct. 9-12. This intensive learning experience will cover a wide variety of topics key to managing RAS facilities, including circular tank design and management, system operation and management, as well as system design.
This course, started at Cornell University (CU) in 1995 by Dr. Michael Timmons, has evolved over the years, but has always been hosted and taught by a number of notable instructors with vast experience in the aquaculture industry. The course content is geared toward both experienced and new students interested in learning about RAS, and instructors expect to host representatives from commercial fish farms, government fish hatcheries, tribal fish hatcheries, government regulators, universities, research organizations, legislative offices, as well as fish and wildlife organizations.
This year's instructors include a range of aquaculture experts:
• Brian J. Vinci, Ph.D., P.E., Director of Engineering Services
• Christopher M. Good, D.V.M., Ph.D., Director of Aquatic Veterinary Research
• Travis May, Aquaculture Production Manager
• Edward D. Aneshansley, MPS, PE, Pentair Aquatic Eco-Systems.
Representing Pentair AES, Edward D. Aneshansley is a professional engineer and technology innovator in the field of Recirculation Aquaculture System (RAS) and Aquaponics. He has more than 20 years of experience in engineering, design, construction methods, site development, civil works, project implementation and commissioning. During the course, he will address an overview of RAS, an introduction to biofiltration, mixed bed bioreactor (MBBR) design, and detail the exceptional design of Ideal Fish, launched earlier this year in Waterbury, Conn.
The course will be held at the National Conservation Training Center in Shepherdstown, West Virginia. In addition to the topics above, instructors also expect to cover mass balances, solids control, oxygenation, carbon dioxide control, water quality, ozonation & UV, fish health & biosecurity, as well as pumping and piping.
Pentair Aquatic Eco-Systems is a proud sponsor of this event. For more information on the course or to register for one of the few seats left, visit the event page on The Conservation Fund website.