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Microbial diversity of biological filters in recirculating aquaculture systems

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16010 42481 2010 8 PDF Available
Title
Microbial diversity of biological filters in recirculating aquaculture systems
Abstract

Development of environmentally sustainable farming of marine and freshwater species using recirculating aquaculture systems (RASs) requires a complete understanding of the biological component involved in wastewater treatment. This component integrates biofilters composed of microbial communities whose structure, dynamics, and activities are responsible for system success. Engineering highly efficient, environmentally sound, disease-free, and economically viable systems necessitates a thorough knowledge of microbial processes involved in all facets of RAS biofilters and has only recently been the focus of comprehensive studies. These studies have included the application of molecular tools to characterize community diversity and have identified key processes useful for improving system performance. In this paper we summarize the current understanding of the microbial diversity and physiology of RAS biofilters and discuss directions for future studies.

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Microbial diversity of biological filters in recirculating aquaculture systems
Publisher
Database: Elsevier - ScienceDirect
Journal: Current Opinion in Biotechnology - Volume 21, Issue 3, June 2010, Pages 318–325
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Subjects
Physical Sciences and Engineering Chemical Engineering Bioengineering