Prediction of required ozone dosage for pilot recirculating aquaculture systems based on laboratory studies

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Abstract

In recirculating aquaculture systems (RAS), the water quality changes continuously. Organic and inorganic compounds accumulates creating toxic conditions for the farmed organisms. Ozone improves water quality diminishing significantly both bacteria load and dissolved organic matter. However, in a non-meticulously designed system, residual ozone might reach the culture tanks causing significant harm to cultured species or excess costs. The aim of the study was to predict the suitable ozone dosage in pilot RAS, for water treatment purposes, based on laboratory studies. The ozone effect on water quality of freshwater RAS and system’s ozone demand was investigated. Bench-scale
ozonation experiments revealed the ozone demand of the system to be 180 mg O3/h. Three different ozone dosages were applied to four replicated systems with fixed feed
loading (1.56 kg feed/m3 make up water). Results suggested that the optimal ozone dosage was 15g O3/ kg feed. Selected water quality parameters were measured, assessing biofilters performance as well as nitrogen and carbon–based compound concentration change during ozonation. Overall, this study contributed to a better understanding of the challenges of an ozonated RAS leading to the optimal design of such systems.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of 15th International Conference on Environmental Science and Technology
Number of pages4
PublisherCEST
Publication date2017
ISBN (Electronic)978-960-7475-52-7
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Event15th International Conference on Environmental Science and Technology
- Rhodes, Greece
Duration: 31 Aug 20172 Sep 2017

Conference

Conference15th International Conference on Environmental Science and Technology
CountryGreece
CityRhodes
Period31/08/201702/09/2017

Bibliographical note

Session 14 - Water and wastewater treatment

Keywords

  • Ozonation
  • water quality
  • Recirculating aquaculture systems
  • Pilot-scale
  • Laboratory study

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