Fundamentals of Aquaculture Engineering
Thomas B. Lawson
This essential volume offers the most up-to-date and comprehensive information on aquaculture engineering available, compiling basic engineering information for aquaculture facilities in a single resource. It will enable the reader to design and operate aquaculture facilities that meet the needs of an increasing, yet competitive market for cultivated seafood products. Taking a practical, how-to approach, the author: gives a broad overview of contemporary aquaculture practice and species that are cultivated, and describes how to select sites for aquaculture operations; examines the effects of water quality on cultured animals, and provides guidelines on state-of-the-art recirculation, aeration, and disinfection systems, as well as solids removal and biological filtration, demonstrating how to ensure product quality; details the latest methods of pond, raceway, tank and pump design, plus flow estimation and measurement, allowing the reader to optimize the productive capacity of facilities; includes over 200 illustrations that enhance the text. Integrating the biological, chemical and structural aspects of successful aquaculture, this unique volume is an indispensable resource for all engineers and technicians involved in this rapidly expanding industry. The clear presentation makes this book appropriate for aquaculture and engineering students.