The inline mixer acts like a pump and recirculates
the liquid; when the solids inlet valve is opened, the rotor draws powders into the incoming liquid stream and expels the resulting dispersion through the stator openings at high velocity.
"For years, Mote has developed aquaculture technology that recirculates
water to reduce the environmental impact of producing seafood--but there's still an impact if you can't use the solid waste," said Dr.
Because they require far less water and capture the wastes, a fish farm that recirculates
its water can be located far from large water bodies and near consumers.
The new system recirculates
up to 90 percent of the water in two fish culture bays at the ARS National Center for Cool and Cold Water Aquaculture (NCCCWA) in Leetown, W.
The edge of the pool lies slightly below the waterline, so water spills over the rim and recirculates
from a downhill basin.
temperature-controlled fluid to a separate apparatus for cooling, to remove heat, or to maintain temperature.