aquabioLab
Institution: Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology
Location: Galway, IRLAND
Contact: Dr. Martin Robinson
Habitat: Saltwater
Type of rearing unit: FOUR EXPERIMENTAL MARINE 250 KG AQUABIOTA CLOSED SYSTEMS FOR LONG-TERM LOBSTER HOLDING
         
Unit description:
  • REBF Module for approximately 250 kg holding capacity (biofilter activated with salt water bacteria);
  • 99% recirculated water;
  • Chilling system to bring temperature down to 2°C (+0.2°C) with titanium heat exchanger;
  • Degassing column (air intake included) for CO2 removing;
  • Electronic controller and monitoring system (RF network included):
    • 1 Enviro-monitron®
    • 1 DO probe,
    • 1 temperature probe,
    • 1 flow detector for each unit
    • 1 central computer,
    • Temperature and oxygen injection controlled;
  • One pressurised counter-current oxygen saturator with on-site oxygen generator;
  • 1 Security package:
    • 1 pressure relief valve,
    • electrical components (pump starter, temperature controller) are housed in NEMA-4 boxes;
  • 10 Trays with internal dividers (12 div./tray) and one movable fiberglass cabinet for 170 kg of lobster capacity, or three rows of 4 x Fish totes with built-in stand pipe and calibrated holes for 300 kg shellfish capacity.
Mandate: Conception
Fabrication
On-site supervision, commissioning and training
 

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