IAS Selected to Design & Build State-Of-The-Art UBC Aquatic Research Facility

October 1, 2011
 IAS Selected to Design & Build State-Of-The-Art UBC Aquatic Research Facility

Integrated Aqua Systems, Inc. (IAS) was awarded a contract in Spring 2011 to design, build, supply, and commission the University of British Columbia's new Aquatic Research Facility.   The state-of-the-art facility is the largest of its kind in Western Canada and will serve students and researchers' aquaculture research needs for many years to come. IAS is supplying a total of 13 recirculating systems which will occupy eight separate research rooms with over 7,000 sq.ft of combined laboratory floor space in the newly renovated Biological Sciences building located in the heart of the Vancouver, BC campus.   The systems include seven 3,000 gallon recirculating systems designed for high-density (stocking 80kg./m3) fish rearing and six 2,000 gallon recirculating systems designed for low-density (stocking 20 kg/m3) fish rearing and holding.   In addition to the recirculating systems, IAS also designed and supplied the effluent treatment system and seawater supply pump systems for the project.  IAS collaborated on the project with JLH Consulting based in Courtenay, BC, Aquacare Environment, Inc. based in Bellingham, WA, and Fulcrum Technologies, Inc. located in Nanaimo, BC .

Systems supplied by Integrated Aqua Systems are designed for 99.9% recirculation rate utilizing PermaBead™ filtration systems as the primary mechanical filtration and MicroBead biofilter technology for biological removal of ammonia and CO2.   A facility-scale Windows based PLC backwash automation system was designed and supplied to provide complete automation of filter backwashing with freshwater for all 13 systems... >>Read More<<