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Novel Aquaculture Technology developed at the DIT School of Engineering

Posted: 26 June, 2015

Dr. Niall Murphy from the DIT School of Mechanical & Design Engineering has developed a novel modular recirculating aquaculture system (RAS) that enables low cost farming of aquatic species in high density.

The technology, called AquaFarm, is an above ground, modular shelving system where tanks are stacked and easily accessed with each sliding out as required. It is also an attractive proposition for those already involved in the seafood business or the farming of marine fish.

AquaFarm offers a lower cost and more ergonomically efficient RAS than existing commercially available systems. This type of system provides a flat pack alternative for farmers and food producers who wish to develop an aquaculture business of any scale.

A full scale RAS model has been developed, schematics designed and the product concept has been proven and demonstrated.

 

Illustration of AquaFarm Prototype: A High Density Cassette System for Intensive Aquaculture

DIT Hothouse, the Innovation and Technology Transfer Office at Dublin Institute of Technology, are seeking a business partner to further develop this technology and take it to market.

Further Information and Commercial Opportunities
To learn more about this innovative technology, please download the AquaFarm Technology Information Sheet. To discuss commercial opportunities, contact Stephen Davis, DIT Hothouse Marketing Officer on +353 1 402 7144 or email stephen.davis@dit.ie