Recirculating Aquaculture

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I would like to introduce our new book entitled: Recirculating Aquaculture. This book (now in its 2nd edition) replaces my previous book entitled: Recirculating Aquaculture Systems which is now out of print. The original textbook was used as the primary resource for the Cornell University Short course which I started in 1994 and an undergraduate course on recirculating aquaculture principles in 1985. The new book has been expanded roughly by 200 pages. We added a new chapter on denitrification (by Dr. Jaap vin Rijn) and expanded the biofiltration-nitrification chapter into two chapters (one on processes and the other on design). Also of special interest is a chapter on aquaponics written by Dr. James Rakocy from the University of the Virgin Islands, which was added to the 2nd edition of the original text. We think the text effectively covers basic fish management and aquaponics as well as addressing all aspects on the design and management of recirculating aquaculture systems. We have also made the book's software available on the CAV website along with additional software that you will find useful, e.g., pH, alkalinity, carbon dioxide spreadsheets for fresh or saltwater. Software on our website that is described in the book s Appendix includes the following: a) fish tank design, b) carbon dioxide control, c) fish farm economic analysis, d) pipe flow friction losses, e) LHO and dissolved gas concentrations, f) air lift pumps. The software programs are a nice compliment to the book chapters that give the basic theory and mathematical calculations behind so many of the design problems that face aquaculturalists. The text book is fully referenced and provides a very complete list of tables on conversion factors and other pertinent information specific for aquaculture. Several chapters are written by authors who are well known in the aquaculture community and combined have over 100 years of experience in aquacultural engineering. All are prominent members of the Aquacultural Engineering Society.

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Michael B. Timmons, Ph.D. Dr. Michael Timmons received his B.S. in Agricultural Engineering from the Ohio State University, his M.S. in Agricultural Engineering from the University of Hawaii, and his Ph.D. from Cornell University. Dr. Timmons has worked in aquacultural engineering for 25 years as a researcher, teacher, and extension specialist. He has published widely and has served as primary editor on many of the Aquacultural Engineering Society meeting proceedings and for the series of bi-annual meetings sponsored by Virginia Tech on Water Recirculation Systems. He was one of the founders of the Aquacultural Engineering Society and has served in several officer positions including President. Dr. Timmons currently occupies the J. Thomas Clark Professorship of Entrepreneurship and Personal Enterprise, Biological and Environmental Engineering Department, Cornell University. Dr. Timmons has been a principle investor (he put his house on the line!) in the design, construction, and operation of a commercial recirculating fish production system and thus provides the viewpoint of a commercial aquaculturist in addition to his experience as a researcher and extension specialist. James M. Ebeling, Ph.D. Dr. James Ebeling has a B.S. and M.S. in physics from Albion College in Albion, Michigan and Washington State University in Pullman, Washington, respectively. He has a second M.S. in agricultural engineering from Washington State University and has three years of formal training at the University of California, Davis in Aquacultural Engineering. He has his Ph.D. in Biological Resources Engineering from the University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, where he worked on the kinetics of biofilters operating on aquacultural systems. In November 2006, James was selected as a Fulbright Senior Specialists Candidate (Council for International Exchange of Scholars, Washington DC) James has been involved in aquaculture for over 25 years and has cultured over 20 species of fish.

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Dear Dr. Timmons, In fact, I had been thinking about congratulating you since about the time I started reading your wonderful book, Recirculating Aquaculture, a couple of months ago. However, something or the other always came up and delayed my resolve. Today, I have the honor of conveying to you, what I really mean and feel about your book. The one word which could sum up this extraordinary book, should be Bible of RAS . This book is NOT just an academic exercise, but it is a practical and prudent guide to the Nuts and Bolts of a Venture called Recirculating Aquaculture System. It is a vital Reference Book for all those who intend to pursue research and development of RAS as an academic exercise. However, it is a MUST read for entrepreneurs, bankers, investors, accountants and government officials- those who intend to believe in Recirculating Aquaculture Technology or simply put a 21st century answer to Sustainable Aquaculture with highest productivity. There are nineteen chapters in the book and each chapter is a benchmark in itself, especially the Rule of Thumb. The clarity of thought and experiment could not be closer!! Dr. Timmons, you have rendered a yeoman service to the entrepreneurs of RAS. I would recommend to each and everyone, who care to undertake RAS, to read chapter 17. It is about the real perspective of RAS as a new venture. This chapter will be thoroughly appreciated equally by a start up entrepreneur to a seasoned businessman. In fact, your personal experience in running a commercial operation has given you an in-depth knowledge, while sharing those without inhibitions make this book absolutely out of the ordinary and truly a Guide. The chapter nineteen deals with Aquaponics, comes as a silver lining to an all encompassing , no-nonsense, extraordinarily prudent , brilliant book on a subject that is beholden to provide answer to the critical problem of 40% shortage of animal protein requirement of over 7 billion homo sapiens by 2020. In my opinion, Recirculating Aquaculture is going to set the standards for future writers intending to write books on subjects as intense as advanced technologies. In that sense, this book is a Trend Setter. Once again, please accept my heart-felt congratulations on writing such a brilliant and full-of wisdom book. Best regards, Sincerely yours, Gangesh Kumar Varma President Global Knight Foodtech, Inc. North Babylon, NY 11704 --Mr. G.K. Varma, President, Global Knight Foodtech, North Babylon, NY

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