markkrawczyk at hotmail.com
Thu Dec 20 17:07:48 EST 2001
I have limited experience in living machines of the John Todd variety. I
maintained a living machine that was set up for aquaculture in Burlington,
Vermont for about a year.
Though the intent was different, the concepts are more or less the same.
For these contained systems to work, at least as I see it, the most
important component is to develop a stable flow through tanks that each have
somewhat 'specialized' functions. Aeration and surface area are also of
great importance. The engineering of such a system is not difficult, as you
can more or less design them to fit your own needs. I know that my response
has been quite vague and this is primarily because I do not have much
experience in the design/implementation of these systems for wastewater
treatment. Despite this, Ocean Arks is located in Burlington, and I have a
good friend who has quite a bit of experience who could probably help to at
least get you started. His name is Brad Melzer and his e-mail is
JokerBard at aol.com - just let him know that I referred you to him.
I hope that this may be of some help to you. Good luck!
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