MMC First Process and APRIA Systems have entered into a strategic partnership to offer solutions for good and reliable water quality in the aquaculture industry. This partnership aims to introduce a new solution to the market that solves one of the key challenges with RAS systems with variations in water quality.
The agreement brings together MMC First Process competence and track record in fish handling solutions, and APRIA Systems' knowledge in water treatment and their cutting-edge water treatment solution ELOXIRAS®.
ELOXIRAS®, which is based on electrochemical oxidation, is an innovative process for the treatment and reutilization of marine and brackish water. It has been developed to improve the productivity, profitability, efficiency, and environmental impact of marine RAS systems.
“ELOXIRAS® removes nitrogen compounds (including ammonia, nitrites, and nitrates) and organic matter while simultaneously providing in-situ disinfection in one single stage. The farmers and fish handling operators are offered a predictable and stable water quality for the fish, giving a competitive alternative to the industry for increased fish welfare and reduced environmental impact,” explained Pedro Gomez, CEO of Apria Systems.
“ELOXIRAS® clearly has the potential to be a game changer in the aquaculture industry,” said Eivind Vinje, VP R&D in MMC First Process. “We were very impressed with APRIA Systems and the extent of R&D, testing and verification that has been done during the development and commercialization of ELOXIRAS®.”
The solution is applicable to a wide array of RAS systems, ranging from live fish carriers operating in closed circulation over large distances, to land-based post-smolt facilities and holding tanks. “The benefits are extensive compared to traditional methods, so we are very excited to bring this unique solution to our customers. It is a perfect extension to our existing water treatment products, such as the efficient CO2 degasser and oxygenation system, because we can now remove ammonia and provide a complete water treatment solution,” Vinje said.
ELOXIRAS® is a one-of-a-kind solution for fish welfare. The turnkey solution will provide significant advantages to customers to ensure water quality independently of water temperature, sudden changes in biomass densities, short-time operations or water exchange limitations.
“We are confident this strategic partnership will boost our mutual business opportunities within the wellboat and land-based aquaculture markets. The combination of know-how, technical capabilities, sales force and pre- and post-sales services will allow us to offer a reliable unique integrated solution for our customers based on cutting-edge technologies. We are happy to include this product range in our portfolio and are looking forward to bringing this product to the market,” stated Petter Leon Fauske, CEO of MMC First Process.