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Controlled-Temperature Effects on Biofilteration of Recirculation Systems for Oyster studies

Published by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, St. Joseph, Michigan

Citation:  2007 ASAE Annual Meeting  077128.(doi:10.13031/2013.23023)
Authors:   Milton M Saidu, Steven G Hall
Keywords:   Temperature control, Biofiltration, Steady State temperature, Transient Temperature

Temperature is a determining factor in the growth and reproduction of eastern oysters (Crassostrea virginica) and also affects the bacteria responsible for biofiltration in recirculation systems. Temperature control of physiological processes such as spawning and growth of oysters and effective biofiltration was the focus of this study. The system consisted of 18 independent tanks controlled by a central computer workstation. Each of these tanks was designed to maintain individual temperatures and had a capacity of 250 L.

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