Recirculating Aquaculture Systems (RAS) Technology Workshop
Published on Jan 10, 2015
 

RECIRCULATING AQUACULTURE SYSTEMS (RAS) TECHNOLOGY WORKSHOP

Spring 2015 Dates: December 7th-9th, 2015

Topics that will be covered during this 3 day workshop:

RECIRCULATING SYSTEMS
• Defining recirculating systems
• RAS compared to other production options
• Reasons to use recirculating technology

CRITICAL CONSIDERATIONS BEFORE DESIGNING RECIRCULATING SYSTEMS
• Impact of feed on growth, metabolism and water quality
• Critical water quality parameters
• Tank hydraulics
• Solids waste generation
• Dissolved nutrient generation
• Oxygen uptake
• Disease control

COMPONENT OPTIONS FOR USE IN RECIRCULATING PRODUCTION SYSTEMS
• Solids removal
• Nutrient removal
• Dissolved gas addition and removal
• Heating and cooling of air and water

DEVELOPING AN APPROPRIATE DESIGN FOR YOUR AQUACULTURE APPLICATION
• An introduction to the mass balance design approach
• Examples from around the USA and Europe

THE MANAGEMENT OF RECIRCULATING SYSTEMS
• Monitoring and control
• Daily operations
• Harvesting and fish transfer methods
• Emergency systems and procedures

WASTE MANAGEMENT ISSUES
• Waste Generation
• Waste Treatment Options
• Waste Disposal

ECONOMIC CONSIDERATIONS IN CREATING, EVALUATING AND OPERATING RECIRCULATING SYSTEMS
• Capital investment costs
• Variable costs
• Fixed costs

ABOUT THIS WORKSHOP

Aquaculture, as a business, seems to be able to capture the imagination of a wide variety of individuals worldwide. Recirculating aquaculture technology (systems that recondition and re-use water) is the latest sector in aquaculture to have attracted attention and considerable venture capital. This workshop is designed for a broad audience. We will seek to provide non-biased, research-based information to those that are interested in, or those using recirculating aquaculture fish production systems. The information presented comes either from the first-hand research results and experiences of the presenters or those of collaborators or colleagues around the world. Workshop registration includes a technical workbook, memory stick with applicable resource materials, break refreshments, and lunch each day.

This workshop will incorporate multiple visits to our newly constructed laboratory for RAS research and demonstration, PAESWATER, the Pentair Aquatic Eco-Systems World Aquaculture Technology, Engineering, and Research center.  This facility is located on the same site as the workshop location, and will offer attendees the opportunity to view operating systems, component equipment, and products used in RAS.

ABOUT THE PRESENTERS

Dr. Tom Losordo is the Principal Scientist and Chief Engineer for Pentair Aquatic Eco-Systems. Dr. Losordo has earned a Bachelor degree in
Biology and a Masters degree and Ph.D. in Agricultural Engineering. Involved in aquaculture for 40 years, Dr. Losordo has extensive experience in the research, development, design, and implementation of recirculating aquaculture systems worldwide. Formerly with the Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering at North Carolina State University, Dr. Losordo headed the program of applied research and demonstration known as the North Carolina Fish Barn. Dr. Losordo also provided aquacultural engineering support to citizens of North Carolina and beyond through the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service.

Mr. Dennis DeLong is Manager of Customer Advocacy with Pentair Aquatic Eco-Systems. Mr. DeLong has earned a Bachelor degree in Biology and a Master of Science degree in Management. He has been involved in both commercial aquaculture activities and research and development for 35 years. Prior to joining Pentair in July 2011, Mr. DeLong managed the research and demonstration activities within the North Carolina State University Fish Barn program. He provided extension assistance in aquaculture to citizens and agri-businesses in North Carolina for 20 years, including the design, construction, and operation of RAS facilities.

To find out more details regarding registration, price, location and schedule, you may follow this link: PentairAES.com/workshops