Efficiency of mechanical aeration

Claude E. Boyd, Ph.D.

Paddlewheel design greatly impacts standard aeration efficiency Although widely implemented, the long-arm paddlewheel aerators typically used in Asia do not reflect the most efficient designs. Mechanical aerators are used increasingly in aquaculture because aeration can greatly increase the amount of production possible per unit area or volume of water. These devices usually are powered by…

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  • Claude E. Boyd, Ph.D.

    Claude E. Boyd, Ph.D.

    School of Fisheries, Aquaculture and Aquatic Sciences
    Auburn University
    Auburn, AL 36830 USA