Easy to identify feed waste
No moving parts – less wear and tear
Reduces the size and complexity of other associated waste solids removal technologies
Adaptors for applications that utilize metric plumbing
OptiTrap – Effective and efficient removal of particles
- Provides a self-cleaning action by automatically removing solids by pulling them to the middle of the tank
- Observation window in the waste collector makes it easy to identify feed waste
- Nothing to wear out as there are no moving parts
- Reduces the size and complexity of other associated waste solids removal technologies
- Adaptors are available for applications that utilize metric plumbing
OptiTrap is an exclusive highly optimized dual drain waste collection system that allows for the effective and efficient removal of settleable waste solids (uneaten feed and feces) in Recirculating Aquaculture Systems (RAS). The OptiTrap system’s center main drain handles the primary water exchange for a RAS tank; while a smaller integrated solids drain provides an in-tank means for fast and efficient waste removal. Over 90% of the seattable solid waste can be removed from the tank within minutes of their generation.
The OptiTrap system makes RAS tanks self-cleaning by pulling solids to the middle of the tank where they are automatically removed. Once collected, the OptiTrap system moves these waste materials through a side-stream solids drain to a polyethylene waste collector that is mounted on the side of each tank.
Solids are collected and concentrated in a side-stream flow consisting of approximately 5% of the total flow from the tank. Easy observation of the waste collector by the farm operator allows for reductions in feed waste to individual tanks, thus controlling one of the single largest economic inputs to RAS aquaculture.
From an investment point of view, using OptiTrap technology reduces the size and complexity of other associated waste solids removal technologies such as drum-screen filters and bead filters. Additionally, OptiTrap technology can reduce the size of the biofilter required to control ammonia nitrogen in culture water. The OptiTrap system contains no moving parts and nothing to wear out; and it has been proven in many commercial RAS installations worldwide.