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September 16, 2015


Recirculating Aquaculture Conference



On November 9–14, 2015, the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) will conduct a training program on the design, engineering, operation and management of recirculating and aquaponic systems at its Conference Centre in Bangkok, Thailand.



Program and Speakers


Dr. James Ebeling (USA), Recirculating Aquaculture Systems

• Overview of RAS System Engineering

• Engineering Design—Mass Balance Loading and Growth

• Water Quality

• Culture Tank Design

• Solids Capture

• Waste Treatment and Effluent Management

• Circulation, Pipe Flow and Pumps

• Biofiltration and Denitrification

• Gas Transfer—Oxygen and CO2

• A Design Example

• Biosecurity and Fish Health

• Economics and Risk Assessment

• Design of a Growout System


Dr. Wilson Lennard (Australia) Low-Cost RAS and Aquaponics

• Integration in the Tropics

• Overview of Low-Cost RAS and Aquaponics

• Principles of Low-Cost RAS

• Low-Cost RAS Design

• Low-Cost Fish Tanks and Filter Designs and Choices

• Low-Cost RAS Management

• Protective Low-Cost RAS

• Aquaponic Structures for the Tropics

• Aquaponic System Design and Sizing

• Deep Flow Hydroponic Component Design and Sizing

• Aquaponic Nutrient Dynamics

• Commercial Aquaponic System Management and Operation

•  Aquaponic System Buffering Regimes and Species

•  Aquaponic Food Safety

• Hobby-Scale Aquaponics in Australia


Dr. Vorathep Muthuwan (Thailand) Recirculating Systems for Public Aquarium

• The Recirculating System of Bangsaen Aquarium, Thailand

• A Case Study of a 1,000,000 Liter Display Tank

• Design Criteria and Its Components

• Construction and System Management

•  Using a Seaweed Biofilter in a RAS

• Design Criteria and Its Components

• System Management


Cost (1 week or 5 working days): $2,200 per person, payable to the Asian Institute of Technology before October 15, 2015.  Bank details will be provided to interested participants.  The fee covers the training program, a single accommodation at the AIT campus hotel for six nights, all day meals (breakfast, lunch and two coffee breaks every day), local transportation for field visits (including the Marine Aquarium complex at Burapha University) and administrative fees.  The fee does not cover international travel, visa fees, personal travel, phone calls, medical or insurance charges, contingencies, or other costs like personal effects and miscellaneous expenses.


Registration Information: Dr. Krishna R. Salin, Course Director, Aquaculture and Aquatic Resources Management (AARM), Asian Institute of Technology, P.O. Box 4, Klong Luang, Pathum Thani 12120, Thailand (email or, mobile phone +66-888-469664, office phone +66-2-524 5452, webpage


Source: Email to Shrimp News International.  AIT Training Program on RAS and Aquaponics.  Krishna Salin.  September 14, 2015.

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