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Recirculating Aquaculture has had contributions from numerous educators, commercial growers, extension specialists and researchers who are well known in the aquaculture community and combined together have over 100 years of experience in aquacultural engineering and are prominent members of the Aquacultural Engineering Society.

This book has been used as the primary resource for the Cornell University Short course started in 1994 and an undergraduate course on recirculating aquaculture principles in 1985.  This new book has been expanded by roughly 200 pages, with a new chapter on denitrification (by Dr. Jaap van Rijn) and an expanded biofiltration-nitrification section consisting of chapters on processes and design.  Also of special interest is a chapter on aquaponics written by Dr. James Rakocy from the University of the Virgin Islands, which was added to the 2nd edition of the original text.  Numerous design examples have been added to each chapter and an expanded appendix of engineering design tables.

This book comprehensively covers the basics of the design and engineering of  intensive recirculating aquaculture systems, including basic overall systems engineering, tank culture design, solids removal and waste management, biofiltration, aeration/oxygenation, and disinfection using UV or ozone.  In addition, over all system monitoring and control, the design of the building envelope and system management are thoroughly reviewed.  In addition, both basic fish health management and biosecurity issues, as well as, the nutritional requirements for intensive systems are covered.  Several system design software programs are available on this website along with additional software programs, e.g., pH, alkalinity, carbon dioxide spreadsheets for fresh or saltwater.

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