Innovative removal of N, P and organic matter in effluents from recirculation aquaculture systems (CLEANAQ)

Main funder

Funder's project number: 311984

Funds granted by main funder (€)

  • 110 322,00

Funding program

Project timetable

Project start date: 01/04/2017

Project end date: 31/12/2019


Recirculating aquaculture systems (RAS) provides technology for sustainable fish production in nutrient-sensitive areas such as Baltic Sea. Innovative solutions improving the efficiency and reducing the use of external resources are imperative for future fish farming. Therefore, CleanAq aims to develop novel technologies and procedures for reducing the nutrient load of brackish/saline fish farming, 1) optimizing single-sludge denitrification using fish waste as carbon source, 2) studying carbon-free denitrification; using woodchip-supported denitrification, and 3) utilizing organic flocculants for the reduction of the phosphate load. The research in the experimental and full-scale RAS will support the design and application of resource-efficient technologies, ultimately allowing fish production without harmful environmental impact in the Baltic region.

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