Optimizing water sanitation using alternatives to formalin (39500)

Project Details


This applied project is a collaboration between Danish Aquaculture, Danish fish farmers, KU Sund and DTU Aqua. The aim is to improve the efficacy of water treatment with easy degradable chemicals that can substitute or reduce the use of formalin. The particular concern is effective water treatment to reduce abundance of skin- and gill parasites (Costis and gill amoeba).

The project has four work packages:

• Practical trials on fish farms (all).
• Test and development of a method to assess disinfection demand (DTU Aqua).
• In vitro test with Costia and use of different chemicals (KU Sund).
• PCR identification of amoebic gill disease (KU Sund).

DTU Aqua, National Institute of Aquatic Resources 
Danish Aquaculture Association, Denmark (coordinator)
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences (KU Sund), University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Commercial fish farmers

The project is funded by Direktør Ib Henriksens Fond.

Research area: Aquaculture
Effective start/end date01/01/201931/12/2020