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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: IMPROVING PRODUCTION EFFICIENCY IN WARM WATER AQUACULTURE THROUGH WATER QUALITY MANAGEMENT

Location: Warmwater Aquaculture Research Unit

Title: Handbook for aquaculture water quality

Authors
item Boyd, Claude -
item Tucker, Craig

Submitted to: Handbook for Aquaculture Water Quality
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: April 25, 2014
Publication Date: July 28, 2014
Citation: Boyd, C.E., Tucker, C.S. 2014. Handbook for aquaculture water quality. Handbook for Aquaculture Water Quality. P.439.

Interpretive Summary: Efficient aquaculture production depends upon maintaining acceptable water quality conditions in culture units. This handbook discusses background information from chemistry, physics, biology, and engineering necessary for understanding the principles of water quality management in aquaculture. It also provides practical information about the approaches and treatments that can be used to enhance water quality in aquaculture systems. The book consists of 31 chapters covering all aspects of water science that are important in aquaculture: Introduction Fundamentals of Water Science Ecological Principles Water Sources and Culture Systems Total Dissolved Solids, Salinity, and Major Ions Total alkalinity and Total Hardness Carbon Dioxide pH Pond Liming Pond Fertilization Feeds and Water Quality Thermal Stratification and Water Mixing Dissolved Oxygen and Mechanical Aeration Gas Supersaturation Suspended Solids, Turbidity, and Color Nitrogen Hydrogen Sulfide Toxic Algae and Off-flavor Aquatic Plant Management Trace Elements Miscellaneous Treatments Water Quality in Low-Salinity Aquaculture Pond Bottom Soil Management Partitioned Aquaculture Systems Lined Ponds Flow-Through Systems Cage Culture Recirculating Aquaculture Systems Effluents Volume Measurements and Calculations Conversion Factors

Technical Abstract: Efficient aquaculture production depends upon maintaining acceptable water quality conditions in culture units. This handbook discusses background information from chemistry, physics, biology, and engineering necessary for understanding the principles of water quality management in aquaculture. It also provides practical information about the approaches and treatments that can be used to enhance water quality in aquaculture systems. The book consists of 31 chapters covering all aspects of water science that are important in aquaculture: Introduction Fundamentals of Water Science Ecological Principles Water Sources and Culture Systems Total Dissolved Solids, Salinity, and Major Ions Total alkalinity and Total Hardness Carbon Dioxide pH Pond Liming Pond Fertilization Feeds and Water Quality Thermal Stratification and Water Mixing Dissolved Oxygen and Mechanical Aeration Gas Supersaturation Suspended Solids, Turbidity, and Color Nitrogen Hydrogen Sulfide Toxic Algae and Off-flavor Aquatic Plant Management Trace Elements Miscellaneous Treatments Water Quality in Low-Salinity Aquaculture Pond Bottom Soil Management Partitioned Aquaculture Systems Lined Ponds Flow-Through Systems Cage Culture Recirculating Aquaculture Systems Effluents Volume Measurements and Calculations Conversion Factors

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