Development of an automatic process of in-house collection, storage and application of adaptive bacteria culture for fish farms.

akronüüm: ADAPOND
algus: 2008-09-01
lõpp: 2011-02-28
 
programm: FP7 - Euroopa Liidu 7. raamprogramm
alaprogramm: SME - Väikese ja keskmise suurusega ettevõtetele suuantud teadustegevused (VKEd)
instrument: BSG-SME - Teadustöö VKE huvides
projektikonkurss: FP7-SME-2007-1
projekti number: 222458
kestus kuudes: 30
partnerite arv: 13
 
lühikokkuvõte: Evidence from recirculation systems shows that new starters experience 30-80% loss in sales almost unavoidably in the first year during the adaption period of a biofilter, accompanied by the failure losses from fish medication and seasonal depressions counting summingly for more than €70-90M annually in Europe. Low reliability of biofilter systems are considered the main reason why people avoid entering fish farming business. Our idea is to reduce the bio-filter recovery time after failure by developing an Intelligent Biofilter Control (IBC) system. Real-time monitoring system will detect the viability and metabolic activity of the bacteria culture. At healthy period excess bacteria are extracted, prepared for storage and stored by automatic collection system. In case of biofilter failure, the stored culture will be cultivated for rapid recovery of the biofilter thereby providing increased productivity of the farm. The major barriers to overcome are: (a) Biofilter start-up and recovery processes in fish farm are slow, taking 3-6 weeks. (b) Methods of bacteria extraction and storage are designed for usage in laboratory and not providing the efficiency required for industrial applications; (c) Limited knowledge about how is the recovery performance of recultivated bacteria related to the health before collection; (d) Existing methods to assess the viability and metabolic activity of bacteria are complicated and time consuming. We intend to overcome these barriers by speeding up the recovery of a bio-filter by recultivating the stored adapted bacteria. Farm productivity will increase up to 15%; Farm supply security will improve, increasing the sales price about 5%, there is less environmental risks, and less hazard to fish health. Process for automatic extraction of the bacteria from the bio-filter, preparation for storage, and storage in industrial scale.
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1 koordinaator Remedium AS EE Sivar Irval
2 partner CONSUL AR SA CH Armando Roggero http://www.consul-ar.com
3 partner AQUARIUS MARINE GROUP LTD UK Anthony Gibson Wynes
4 partner BIOPHARMA PROCESS SYSTEMS LTD UK Richard Wood http://www.biopharma.co.uk
5 partner Aquamyk OÜ EE Priit Lulla
6 partner C.G.S. DI COLUCCIA MICHELE & C. S.A.S. IT Michele Coluccia
7 partner BIOMAR GROUP AS DK Anders Falk Andreasen http://www.biomar.com
8 partner AQUA CONSULT INGENIEUR GMBH DE Peter Hartwig http://www.aqua-consult.de
9 partner Eesti Innovatsiooni Instituut OÜ EE Lauri Nirgi
10 partner TEKNOLOGISK INSTITUTT AS NO Asbjorn Rune Ousland http://www.teknologisk.no
11 partner AquaOptima AS NO Idar Schei http://www.aquaoptima.com/welcome.htm
12 partner ELKE SENSOR OÜ EE Teet Jäetma http://www.elkesensor.ee
13 partner PAHKLA VAHI JA KALAKASVATUS OÜ EE Toivo Leivat