Probiotic system and aquaculture devices

An aquaculture or wastewater effluent water quality apparatus to improve water quality and food distribution within an aquaculture pond or body of water from incubating beneficial microbes in a temperature controlled environment and systematically releasing them into the surrounding water, allowing the beneficial microbes to perform corrosion functions and to help such systems or water bodies overcome the natural production of harmful microbial species without substantially cooling or warming the whole system no longer than is demanded by the present state of the system or body of water or the people thereof.


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Food sufficiency is the very first need of survival, and the amount of food required by a given population is contingent on the aggregate size of the population. Among available food resources, aquatic species can play a substantial role. Thoughadvanced fishing techniques and equipment may significantly boost the size of the catch; fishery resources are in the exact same time are being rapidly depleted. Aquaculture has become a viable alternative to replace shortfalls in the marine catch, andenhancement of aquatic bodies with appropriate nutrients is thought to be a viable alternative for authorities and fisheries whom wish to address the growing difficulty.

In the first step of aquaculture production, fresh or seawater is directly introduced into an aquaculture pond conditioned to provide the right habitat for the fish to thrive. Unfortunately, excrement from the fish and unconsumed feedmaterial induce the water from the pond resulting in the propagation of germs, pathogenic and beneficial bacteria, zooplankton and/or phytoplankton, and parasites. Decaying excrements and residual feed generate hazardous gases and endanger fishpropagation. Because of this, the fish can become infected or expire, causing significant loss to the owner. To avert this, the owner will periodically filter the water, often using just filtration apparatus for preliminary filtration. This preliminaryfiltration does remove certain foreign issue and suspensions from the water; but fails to remove algae, pathogenic bacteria of zooplankton and phytoplankton, parasites and toxic gases. Making the water at the pond cleaner and providing an optimalliving environment for the fish is one of those subjects pending satisfactory solution from the aquaculture market.

Substantial work was done to improve filtration methods, and specifically, the technology of supplementing beneficial bacteria colonies with enhanced substrates and apparatus is understood. Additionally, there are cultured biological alterations availableto improve the ratio of beneficial bacteria in any particular system. After such alterations are added to a body of water, the temperature of the whole system might be elevated or lowered to accommodate the growth of the bacteria. Other apparatus are alsoavailable to adapt the reproductive capabilities of bacteria that are beneficial, most especially; the enhanced substrates of patented inventions, and farther, the addition of feed supplements known in the industry since Microbial Controlled Aquaculture(MCA). MCA provides a considerable basis, but doesn’t clarify the inoculation, incubation and delivery technology described herein, nor does it provide the basis for efficient and appropriate temperature control studies that focus on the microbialcolonization and multiplication as a separate procedure that needs special temperature or propagation factors to maximize efficiency and energy conservation. MCA only feeds the germs at the prevailing temperature of this machine, and assumesthat both the bacteria and the target species will reap.


U.S. Pat.

No. 7,082,893 teaches the advantage of biological control at a filtration system, but fails to address the temperature parameters in a purposeful way to reduce the significant price of heating or cooling system a massive body of water. The’893patent additionally fails to suggest that a significant advantage of the present invention, i.e. to encourage exceptionally intensive reproduction of beneficial organisms, such as beneficial bacteria inside the machine without significantly increasing or decreasing the temperatureof the machine in order to enhance the efficiency of filtration. A bacterial culture may or may not thrive in the same temperature as the targeted manufacturing species although it might prefer certain surfaces to adhere to, and these surfaces may beengineered to adapt shearing of their bacterial colonies in advantageous sizes. The processes involved in the’893 patent don’t suggest the incubation of these bacterial cultures at temperatures other than the system wide parameters.

US Patent publication no. 20060275324 educates the beneficial impact of probiotic treatments for aquaculture, but instead of devoting their invention to a convenient incubator that might be globally applied in any body of water, the inventorsspecifically prevent certain pathogenic bacteria and enhance specific valuable organisms by selective breeding in sterile conditions, as well as utilizing highly specialized incubators for laboratory experiments and creation. They do notpropose the alternative of having incubator channels with different probiotic and valuable organisms provided to an aquaculture system or system of water in a continuous or deliverable way through a relatively simple and affordable technology.

In view of earlier technology, there remains a need for apparatus and methods which propagate and deliver valuable organisms to aquatic environments. What’s more, there exists a need to reduce the stress put on aquaticenvironments when cultivating a variety of organism. Still further, the requirement for strengthening the food internet and raising nutrition in the bottom rates of marine life appears to have substantial significance in the face of population raises versusthe amount of arable land and agricultural watershed accessible worldwide.

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