New energy & space efficient recirculating aquaculture system RAS
The Mixed-Cell Raceway or MxCell® is a design that combines the best characteristics of circular tanks and linear raceways in a single production system. This concept converts traditional linear raceways into a series of hydraulically-rotated cells, each of which behaves as an individual self-cleaning circular tank. By doing so the solids are removed quickly. The aquatic environment is consistent within the raceway, which in turn improves water quality and fish growth. MxCells can be used in fresh as well as saltwater and in all temperature regimes. Being a “raceway” the pumping head is kept low making the entire system very energy efficient. JLH Consulting and Aquacare have installed and proven these RAS MxCell fish farm systems in Maine and China with several more in planning.
8 MxCell Raceway system to produce 350,000 kg (770,000 lbs) cool water fish per year in 3500 square meters (38,000 sq. ft.) area with 110 kW
electricity. (1.25 kWh/lb fish produced)