Aquatrade develops automated water surface cleaning system
The system autonomously removes oils, foam, and debris from the water surface in rearing and ﬁlters service tanks.
Aquatrade unveiled WASH, an automated water surface cleaning system that ensures standardized hygiene levels in hatcheries, RAS systems, or any other system that requires automation and surface cleaning efﬁciency. WASH autonomously removes oils, foam, and debris from the water surface in rearing and ﬁlters service tanks.
Launched less than one year ago and being tested by some of the largest and most representative marine ﬁsh hatcheries in the Mediterranean, WASH aims to change water surface cleaning in aquaculture and become another milestone in hatchery automatization and efﬁciency setup, the company said.
WASH has been designed with top-quality, patented and long-lasting components, acid/disinfectant-proof to make it robust in any working condition and easily cleaned and disinfected. Specially developed for the marine environment, WASH supports farmers in minimizing risk whenever water surface tanks need to be automatically and gently cleaned without disturbing larvae or juveniles.
Keeping hatcheries clean and hygienic is, for example, a key factor in achieving larval quality success and with WASH, farmers can ensure the highest standards with minimal additional requirements and using low manpower resources. On average, WASH saves two hours of labor per day (data from WASH’s users) compared to manual cleaning methods, offering a general reduction in operational costs.
Engineered and built in Europe with a low hovering depth of 1 mm, WASH is safe for larvae, and one unit can perfectly clean up to 20m2 (or one tank of 5 meters in diameter). The adjustable speed allows WASH to remove up to 32 L/h of oil from the tank automatically drained out. The installation process requires minimal setup and no further intervention.