Nutrient Removal from Recirculating Aquaculture System Water

PI: Jean MacRae, UMaine Civil and Environmental Engineering

Collaborators: Deborah Bouchard UM Aquaculture Research Institute, Hunter Swisher, Phospholutions, LLC, and David Noyes, Nordic Aquafarms.

This project aims to establish a collaboration with the Aquaculture Research Institute, Phospholutions, and Nordic Aquafarms to build a recirculating aquaculture system (RAS) in Maine. The RAS will improve biosecurity and growth efficiency by reducing water consumption and pollutant discharge from aquaculture systems. The team will conduct laboratory experiments to determine the specifics involved with phosphorus removal and impacts of operational changes on water characteristics.