PONDWAYS: A NEW INTENSIVE-EXTENSIVE TECHNOLOGY FOR RECYCLING OF AQUACULTURE EFFLUENTS

Period of Performance: 01/01/1998 - 12/31/1998

$64K

Phase 1 SBIR

Recipient Firm

KENT SEATECH CORPORATION
11125 FLINTKOTE AVE STE J, Suite 202
San Diego, CA 92121
Principal Investigator

Abstract

Aquaculture is increasing at an annual rate of 20% and has become a $1 billion industry in the U.S. that provides more than 25% of our seafood supplies. Due to limited water supplies, future aquaculture development will probably involve closed systems in which the culture water is treated and recycled. Current recycling technologies are based on industrial waste treatment methods, but aquaculture facilities require less expensive methods and a much higher degree of treatment.