Recirculating Aquaculture Systems (RAS) Technology Workshop
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Hosted by Pentair Aquatic Eco-Systems
ABOUT THIS WORKSHOP
Aquaculture, as a business, seems to be able to capture the imagination of a wide variety of individuals worldwide. Recirculating aquaculture technology (systems that recondition and re-use water) is the latest sector in aquaculture to have attracted attention and considerable venture capital. This workshop is designed for a broad audience. We will seek to provide non-biased, research-based information to those that are interested in, or those using recirculating aquaculture fish production systems. The information presented comes either from the first-hand research results and experiences of the presenters or those of collaborators or colleagues around the world. The cost of this workshop including notebooks and lunch is $125 (separate from the NACE Registration).
ABOUT THE PRESENTERS
Dr. Tom Losordo is the Principal Scientist and Chief Engineer for Pentair Aquatic Eco-Systems. Dr. Losordo has earned a Bachelor degree in Biology and a Masters degree and Ph.D. in Agricultural Engineering. Involved in aquaculture for 40 years, Dr. Losordo has extensive experience in the research, development, design, and implementation of recirculating aquaculture systems worldwide. Formerly with the Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering at North Carolina State University, Dr. Losordo headed the program of applied research and demonstration known as the North Carolina Fish Barn. Dr. Losordo also provided aquacultural engineering support to citizens of North Carolina and beyond through the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service.
Mr. Dennis DeLong is Manager of Customer Advocacy with Pentair Aquatic Eco-Systems. Mr. DeLong has earned a Bachelor degree in Biology and a Master of Science degree in Management. He has been involved in both commercial aquaculture activities and research and development for 35 years. Prior to joining Pentair in July 2011, Mr. DeLong managed the research and demonstration activities within the North Carolina State University Fish Barn program. He provided extension assistance in aquaculture to citizens and agri-businesses in North Carolina for 20 years, including the design, construction and operation of RAS facilities.