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Heating an aquaculture pond with a solar pool blanket

Abstract

A floating solar blanket of laminated bubble plastic was used to heat a 0.11 ha seawater pond of 1.3 m depth. The covered pond maintained daily temperatures 6 to 9/sup 0/C above two controls. Local air temperatures averaged 14 to 19/sup 0/C. Oysters, prawns, seasquirts, and fish in the covered pond all survived. After three weeks, the blanket separated. This was the result of pond temperatures exceeding 30/sup 0/C, the maximum manufacturer's specification. Floating blankets fabricated to higher specifications would be useful for maintaining above-ambient temperatures in small ponds or tanks in temporary situations during cold winter months and might have a more permanent use.
Publication Date:
Jan 01, 1982
Product Type:
Journal Article
Reference Number:
EDB-82-064810
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Aquaculture; (Netherlands); Journal Volume: 26:3, 4
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY; PONDS; COVERINGS; SOLAR WATER HEATING; AQUACULTURE; FISHES; OYSTERS; PLASTICS; PRAWNS; SPECIFICATIONS; ANIMALS; AQUATIC ORGANISMS; HEATING; INVERTEBRATES; MATERIALS; MOLLUSCS; PETROCHEMICALS; PETROLEUM PRODUCTS; SOLAR HEATING; SURFACE WATERS; SYNTHETIC MATERIALS; VERTEBRATES; WATER HEATING; 141000* - Solar Collectors & Concentrators
OSTI ID:
5663343
Research Organizations:
New South Wales State Fisheries Research Station, Salamander Bay, Australia
Country of Origin:
Netherlands
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Journal ID: CODEN: AQCLA
Submitting Site:
ECN
Size:
Pages: 385-387
Announcement Date:

Citation Formats

Wisely, B, Holliday, J E, and MacDonald, R E. Heating an aquaculture pond with a solar pool blanket. Netherlands: N. p., 1982. Web. doi:10.1016/0044-8486(82)90171-5.
Wisely, B, Holliday, J E, & MacDonald, R E. Heating an aquaculture pond with a solar pool blanket. Netherlands. doi:10.1016/0044-8486(82)90171-5.
Wisely, B, Holliday, J E, and MacDonald, R E. 1982. "Heating an aquaculture pond with a solar pool blanket." Netherlands. doi:10.1016/0044-8486(82)90171-5. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/10.1016/0044-8486(82)90171-5.
@misc{etde_5663343,
title = {Heating an aquaculture pond with a solar pool blanket}
author = {Wisely, B, Holliday, J E, and MacDonald, R E}
abstractNote = {A floating solar blanket of laminated bubble plastic was used to heat a 0.11 ha seawater pond of 1.3 m depth. The covered pond maintained daily temperatures 6 to 9/sup 0/C above two controls. Local air temperatures averaged 14 to 19/sup 0/C. Oysters, prawns, seasquirts, and fish in the covered pond all survived. After three weeks, the blanket separated. This was the result of pond temperatures exceeding 30/sup 0/C, the maximum manufacturer's specification. Floating blankets fabricated to higher specifications would be useful for maintaining above-ambient temperatures in small ponds or tanks in temporary situations during cold winter months and might have a more permanent use.}
doi = {10.1016/0044-8486(82)90171-5}
journal = {Aquaculture; (Netherlands)}
volume = {26:3, 4}
journal type = {AC}
place = {Netherlands}
year = {1982}
month = {Jan}
}