Can anyone explain to me how Natural Shrimp purify the water in their system, how does electrocoagulation work?
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I have often wondered about this very same question. Since they were just awarded a patent for the process, this information should now be readily available, albeit protected, online.
Are we the only ones active on this site? )))
It seems so! But then again, that’s the nature of the shrimp industry.
Electrocoagulation (EC) is a common waste water treatment process. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electrocoagulation#Technology). EC units are sold commercially for various types of waste water treatments. EC has also been used in other RAS shrimp projects before Natural Shrimp use. The electro-chemical processes involved are complex and ionization outcomes not completely understood or well documented in sea water. There are a high number of chemical variables (shrimp and other waste water is a biochemical soup) in the process and as such the varying inputs can create highly variable outcomes.
I had one client company using EC technology that had repeated explosions of their EC units - probably due to hydrogen build up. Their electrocoagulation unit was self designed, constructed and I believe patented applied for. Like a lot of complex patents, electrocoabulation specific design patents may be difficult to defend, because small design changes in unit design may produce an arguably different design patent.
Hope this provides the information you seek.
Durwood M. Dugger
Looks like Natural shrimp had yet another fire a week ago...wonder if it is related to these units? Sounds crazy to have 2 fires in an aquaculture facility when i have heard of none elsewhere....
I think so too
Hydrogen may be clean burning and environmentally friendly energy source, but it can have rather unpredictable outcomes in water electrification processes - like electrocoagulation. As I said above, the folks I was working for had several explosions with no significant damage beyond the lid of the EC unit blowing off and scaring the be-Jesus out of the techs, but no fire. My client's EC units did not have a flammables near by - but no telling the context of flammables and the NS fire.
I was once helping a friend when her car would not start and when I disconnected the old battery to put in a new one - it exploded in a major way, a couple of feet from my face - sending a brick size chunk of battery shrapnel thru my hair along with a shower of battery acid. Fortunately, I was working next to a garden hose so a quick wash down took care of the acid. Apparently, hydrogen was building up in and close to the old battery and the electrical spark from the disconnecting terminal - set it off. Not exactly the Hindenburg, but I have since had a much greater respect for potential hydrogen generation processes. At any rate, electrocoagulation equipment can be a hydrogen generator and should always be well vented.
Durwood M. Dugger, BCI
Thank you Durwood. This is extremely valuable scientific information for those those of us that were not aware. I’m following Natural Shrimp but frankly not sold on their technology and furthermore starting to get intrigued by their corporate strategy.
I suggest you contact Mr. Tom Untermeyer email@example.com, or Mr. Rafael Zelaya firstname.lastname@example.org at NaturalShrimp Inc. since their information is mostly proprietary.
They are doing well with their shrimp production and I'm sure the gentlemen will share what they can.