A Novel Splash Plate Design for Serial Reuse Raceways

Author(s): Michael E. Barnes, Eric Krebs, Patrick A. Nero, Kelby Torgerson, Daniel V. Johnson

Serial reuse raceways in fish hatcheries typically use dam boards and screens to separate each raceway unit in the series. This paper describes a novel raceway splash plate constructed of aluminum plate and angle, which eliminates the need for screens when mounted on top of raceway dam boards. In addition to reducing the labor required to remove and replace, and clean screens, the splash plate increased the amount of available rearing space. Incoming water dissolved oxygen concentrations were also increased. These splash plates are relatively easy and inexpensive to fabricate, and their use can lead to increased efficiencies during hatchery rearing.


Journal: World Journal of Engineering and Technology
DOI: 10.4236/wjet.2017.71002 (PDF)
Paper Id: 73248 (metadata)

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