Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
9104035292001Recirculating Systems in Marine Fish CultureElective117
Level of Course Unit
Second Cycle
Objectives of the Course
The aim of this course is understanding of technical properties, working principles and mechanisms and also economical analysis of recirculation systems
Name of Lecturer(s)
Prof. Dr. Kürşat Fırat, Prof. Dr. Şahin Saka
Learning Outcomes
1Ability to understand advantages and disadvantages of recirculation systems in respect to sustainable environment
2Ability to apply hydrodynamic rules
3Ability to make an economic analysis of recirculation systems
4Ability to calculate of recirculation systems depend on cultured species and quantity
5Ability to select appropriate materials and establish a recirculation systems
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
In this course, construction of recirculation systems, description of technical properties of equipments such as tanks, mechanic filters, circulation pumps, disinfection units, biological filters (biorog and bacteria), protein skimmer and additional materials, calculation of capacity and also economical analysis of these systems will be described in detail.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1General description and outlines of recirculation systems Introduction to recirculation environment
2Advantages and disadvantages of recirculation systems Video show about recirculation systems
3Technical properties of culture tanksCalculation of hydrodynamic structure, capacity and flow rate of culture tanks
4Collection tanks, mechanical filters and circulation pumpsFilter and pumping systems and calculation of capacity
5Disinfection systemsCalculation of disinfection systems
6Organic material cleaners Calculation of recirculation system for broodstock unit
7Biologic filter systemsCalculation of recirculation system for larval rearing unit
8Mid examEvaluation
9Materials of biologic filter systems and bacteria typesCalculation of recirculation system for weaning and on growing unit
10BiofiltrationProblem solutions
11Oxygenation and saturation systemsProblem solutions
12Biological security and control of diseasesProblem solutions
13Monitoring of recirculation systemsComputer applications
14Economy of recirculation systemsProblem solutions
15Term Project presentationsTerm Project presentations
16Final examEvaluation
Recommended or Required Reading
1- Lekang Odd-Ivar. 2007. Aquaculture Engineering, Blackwell Publishing. 2-Libey, G., Timmons, M. 1998. Proceedings The Second International Conference on recirculating Aquaculture, Virginia. 3- Kazmierczak, R., Caffey, R. 1996. The Bioeconomics of Recirculating Aquaculture Systems, Louisiana State University Agricultural Center, Bulletin number:854. 4-Shepherd, C. J., Bromage, N.R. 1995. Intensive Fish Farming. Blackwell Science Ltd
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Activities are given in detail in the section of "Assessment Methods and Criteria" and "Workload Calculation"
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
SUM0
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
SUM0
SUM0
Language of Instruction
Turkish
Work Placement(s)
None
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Attending Lectures14228
Practice14228
Team/Group Work144
Field Trip188
Report Preparation188
Report Presentation111
Seminar166
Individual Study for Mid term Examination166
Individual Study for Final Examination11010
Reading14798
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)197
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
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1
PO
2
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3
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4
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5
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6
PO
7
LO1555 444
LO25554  4
LO35533 55
LO45445 54
LO555555  
* Contribution Level : 1 Very low 2 Low 3 Medium 4 High 5 Very High
 
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