While the four-day training school covered the design of RAS (recirculation aquaculture system) and hydroponic greenhouse ergonomics and economics, the VicInAqua information session presented the entire VicInAqua concept and related technologies to stakeholders from the aquaculture industry and research: novel integrated water treatment solutions, RAS, smart sensors and renewable energy systems.
The 25 participants were particularly interested in the membrane technology, and a large part of their questions were focused on the operation and energy requirements of the membrane systems for (waste)water treatment. Responding to the concern of some participants that the involved technology might be too expensive for broad user acceptance, the Aquabiotech team reaffirmed that one of the primary objectives of VicInAqua is to develop an innovative concept which is still remaining economically and technically appropriate – especially for the local context of the Victoria Lake Basin.
Information material used during this session was distributed to the participants and also uploaded in the VicInAqua technical forum for free download. If you have no access to the forum yet, please request it using our contact form and providing some details on your person or organisation. Your request will then be reviewed and you will receive a confirmation e-mail in the case of successful registration.
Furthermore, a public Report on Information Sessions will be issued by the end of the project (May 2019).