UTAS IMAS Biofilter Remediation

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Ross Briggs – Lead Design – Stephen Ley/Guy Westbrook – Installation, Project Management

Into Aqua were contacted to refit an existing biofilter at the Experimental Aquaculture Facility at UTAS. This system is the largest Research RAS in Tasmania for Salmon. The Moving Bed Bio Biofilter had been causing issues for some time due to poor initial design and construction – including overflowing and the screen blocking. We re-engineered the internals of the filter to our own bespoke requirements ensure the screen would not block up again. We also arranged for all the media to be removed and replaced into the tank.

Due to the research requirements, the system was shut down for only a brief window to allow this to happen – so communication with other contractors and UTAS staff was essential. The system was installed on time and on budget and at the standard required by the client. 

Quote: Andrew Thompson, Experimental Aquaculture Facility.

“A big thankyou to the Into Aqua team for completing the EAF MBBR over the last two days.

Very happy with how things went and happy to say the filter is back in action and has FAR more movement of the media than I have seen in the past 18 months.”