Enhancement of existing geothermal resource utilization by cascading to intensive aquaculture

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A demonstration high rate aquaculture production system utilizing a cascaded geothermal resource was designed, constructed and operated to fulfill the objectives of this project. Analysis of the energy and water balances for the system indicated that the addition of an Aquaculture Facility expanded the use of the existing resource. This expanded use in no way affected the up- stream processes. Analysis of the system`s energy and water requirements indicated that the present resource was under-utilized and could be expanded. Energy requirements appeared more limiting than water use, but the existing system could be expanded to a culture volume of 72,000 ... continued below

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Zachritz, W.H., II; Polka, R. & Schoenmackers April 1, 1996.

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A demonstration high rate aquaculture production system utilizing a cascaded geothermal resource was designed, constructed and operated to fulfill the objectives of this project. Analysis of the energy and water balances for the system indicated that the addition of an Aquaculture Facility expanded the use of the existing resource. This expanded use in no way affected the up- stream processes. Analysis of the system`s energy and water requirements indicated that the present resource was under-utilized and could be expanded. Energy requirements appeared more limiting than water use, but the existing system could be expanded to a culture volume of 72,000 gal. This system would have a potential production capacity of 93,600 lb/yr with a potential market value of $280,00/yr. Based on the results of this study, the heat remaining in the geothermal fluid from one square foot of operating greenhouse is sufficient to support six gallons of culture water for a high density aquaculture facility. Thus, the over 1.5M ft{sup 2} of existing greenhouse space in New Mexico, has the potential to create an aquaculture industry of nearly 9M gal. This translates to an annual production potential of 11.7M lb with a market value of $35.lM.

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  • Other: DE96014160
  • Report No.: DOE/ID--13203
  • Grant Number: AC07-94ID13223
  • DOI: 10.2172/459966 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 459966
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc680632

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Zachritz, W.H., II; Polka, R. & Schoenmackers. Enhancement of existing geothermal resource utilization by cascading to intensive aquaculture, report, April 1, 1996; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc680632/: accessed August 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.