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Development of sustainable and cost effective water quality management technology for the aquaculture industry

Objective

The proposers of RAZone have identified a new market opportunity in enhancing the productivity of the aquaculture sector and minimizing risks associated with application of ozone for water quality management in hatchery and ongrow farms that use RAS technology. This will be achieved by developing improved ozoneflotation technology that is cost effective, user friendly and safe both for stock and farm staff. The innovations of RAZone include novel ozone feeding system that ensures enhanced gas dispersion in water and maximizes contact between gas and water for separation of fine particles and dissolved organics in recirculated water. In addition, the development of RAZone includes innovative flotation chamber where fine particles that make up 70% of suspended substances and dissolved organics are efficiently removed. For optimum dosage of ozone and minimizing risk of stock mortality due to toxicity directly from inefficiently dispersed ozone or from generated by products, an intelligent process control unit will be created.

Despite the recognized potential of ozone in RAS, there remains a significant lack of equipment and knowledge in the industry related to cost effective and safe use of the technology. Application of ozone via protein skimmers has become a costly component of RAS operation due to poorly designed equipment for ozone feeding, inefficient configuration of skimmers and lack of controlled ozone dosage combined with poor understanding of process. This may result in either avoidance of ozone technology altogether or inefficient application to achieve desired aims in addition to associated risks. By redressing existing limitations in the application of ozone, the SME participants of RAZOne expect significant economic benefit from a superior technology that will improve management of water quality resulting in reduced stock mortality, improved produce quality and increased production as well as increased employment in the industry.

Call for proposal

FP7-SME-2012
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Coordinator

NORMEX AS
Address
Borgundfjordveien 80
6017 Alesund
Norway

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Stig Ove Johansen (Mr.)
EU contribution
€ 372 003,50

Participants (9)

Statiflo International Ltd
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 223 398
Address
Wood Street
SK11 6JQ Macclesfield

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
John Baron (Mr.)
ASIO TECH SPOL SRO
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 234 398,75
Address
Ksirova 552/45
619 00 Brno

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Michaela Pokorna (Ms.)
EDUR-Pumpenfabrik Eduard Redlien GmbH & Co. KG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 202 522,75
Address
Hamburger Chaussee 148-152
24113 Kiel

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Joachim Thiele (Mr.)
SALMAR SETTEFISK AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 21 042
Address
Kverva 7266
7266 Kverva

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Karl-Christian Aag (Mr.)
ANGLESEY AQUACULTURE LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 20 356,20
Address
West Dinmor Quarry
LL58 8SN Beaumaris

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Andre Bravo (Mr.)
PRIMOZONE PRODUCTION AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 11 072
Address
Terminalvagen 2
24642 Loddekopinge

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Dan Johansson (Mr.)
TEKNOLOGISK INSTITUTT AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 22 659
Address
Kabelgaten 2
N-0580 Oslo

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Asbjorn Rune Ousland (Mr.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF LIVERPOOL
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 5 884,80
Address
Brownlow Hill 765 Foundation Building
L69 7ZX Liverpool

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Scott Mcgee (Mr.)
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 4 663
Address
Hansastrasse 27c
80686 Munchen

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Christoph Schulte (Mr.)