|WEBB, J - HBOI
|WOOD, D - HBOI
|SMITH, S - HBOI
Submitted to: Fish Farming News
Publication Type: Trade Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 5/10/2006
Publication Date: 6/1/2006
Citation: Webb, J., Wood, D., Smith, S., Pfeiffer, T.J. 2006. Practical insight on installation and use of a dual drain / swirl separator system. Fish Farming News. Issue 2. p.18-19.
Technical Abstract: In a properly designed dual drain tank, solids laden effluent exists through the bottom of drain of the tank and the cleaner mid-column tank water exists the side drain. Connecting the bottom drain line to a primary solids capture device , such as a swirl separator, has a number of benefits. Primarily, heavier solids are removed from the tank immediately and removed from the system before they have a chance of breaking down and releasing extra metabolites into the system. Secondly, the removed solids puts less of a burden on secondary clarifiers or biofilters further downstream the treatment train. This article dprovides points to consider when implementing a dual drain culture tank design and how to incorporate a swirl separator into the design.