Aeration, Filtration and Disinfection in Mariculture

Ignatius, Boby (2015) Aeration, Filtration and Disinfection in Mariculture. [Teaching Resource]

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    Abstract

    Among various water quality parameters for a successful aquaculture practice, Dissolved oxygen content in the water is one of the most important parameters, as the oxygen is a vital for all the organisms living in the water and having an aerobic type of respiration. The purpose of aeration is to increase the concentration of oxygen in the water. In scientific aquaculture practices, this is more critical because, often the rate of consumption of oxygen is much higher than the natural rate of replenishment of oxygen in the water through diffusion from atmosphere and photosynthesis of aquatic plants. Oxygen is one environmental parameter that exerts a tremendous effect on growth and production through its direct effect on feed consumption and metabolism and its indirect effect on environmental conditions. Oxygen affects the solubility and availability of many nutrients. Low levels of dissolved oxygen can cause changes in oxidation state of substances from the oxidized to the reduced form. Lack of dissolved oxygen can be directly harmful to culture organisms or cause a substantial increase in the level of toxic metabolites. It is therefore important to continuously maintain dissolved oxygen at optimum levels of above 3.5 ppm.

    Item Type: Teaching Resource
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Aeration; Filtration; Disinfection
    Subjects: Aquaculture > Mariculture
    Divisions: CMFRI-Kochi > Mariculture
    Subject Area > CMFRI > CMFRI-Kochi > Mariculture
    CMFRI-Kochi > Mariculture
    Subject Area > CMFRI-Kochi > Mariculture
    Depositing User: Arun Surendran
    Date Deposited: 01 Mar 2016 06:06
    Last Modified: 01 Mar 2016 06:06
    URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/10673

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