OE 720 (01) - Design of Recirculating Aquaculture Systems

Design Recirc. Aqua. Sys.

Durham   Engineering&Physical Sciences :: Ocean Engineering
Credits: 3.0
Term: Fall 2024 - Full Term (08/26/2024 - 12/09/2024)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   15  
CRN: 16434
The purpose of this course is to provide a practical engineering approach to the design of land-based, recirculating aquaculture systems. The course includes an introductory background on the state of our global seafood industries and the need for sustainable production approaches in fresh, brackish, and saltwater environments with various types of systems presently in use. With a focus on recirculating aquaculture systems, this course will include topics such as environmental chemistry and water quality, stoichiometric analyses, nitrification, the potential of hydrogen, temperature, dissolved oxygen, carbon dioxide, the carbonate cycle and alkalinity. A systems design approach will then be covered to include developing plans for assessing biomass growth, system oxygen consumption and total nitrogen and carbon dioxide production. System design will consider processes associated with tank hydrodynamics, waste settling, solids removal, biofiltration, UV treatment, temperature control, aeration, degassing, pumps, and piping systems. Mass balance approaches through control volumes will be examined. A hands-on, student led system design project will be required and examined using engineering economic principles such as the time value of money, inflation, taxes, and internal rates of return. Use of computer tools will be necessary.
Prerequisite(s): (MATH 426 or MATH 424B) and (PHYS 407 or PHYS 407S or PHYS 407H or (PHYS 401 and PHYS 402) ) and (CHEM 405 or (CHEM 403 and CHEM 404) )
Instructors: David Fredriksson

Times & Locations

Start Date End Date Days Time Location
8/26/2024 12/9/2024 TR 11:10am - 12:30pm CHASE 175