Design and Performance Evaluation of an Automated Filtration System for Sustainable Fish Culturing


1Yong-Chai Tan*,2Jer-Vui Lee, 3Joo-Ling Loo ,2Pek-Yee Tang, 2Wang-Yan Chue,1Chan-Chin Wang, 1Vin-Cent Tai
1Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment, SEGi University, Malaysia
2Lee Kong Chian Faculty of Engineering and Science, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman, Malaysia

Journal of Engineering & Technological Advances
Vol. 2, Issue 2, pp. 2-17 (2017)

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The objective of this project was to design an automated filtration system for sustainable fish culturing and determine its efficiency of solids removal. The filtration system comprised of a sedimentation unit, two screen filters and its housing. Water flows from the culture tank to the sedimentation unit. Then, it passed through the screen filters before being stored in a reservoir. The system removed 85% of total suspended solids. Of the suspended solids removed, 63% was done by the sedimentation unit, 23% by the first screen filter and 13 % by the second screen filter. The results showed that sedimentation units play an important role in the aquaculture filtration system as they can reduce the operation cost of maintaining a filtration system.


Filtration System, Fish Culturing, Mechanical Filtering, Recirculation Aquaculture System.