Keto diets are all the rage now, especially since it's that time of the year when we all turn over a new leaf and decide to lose those extra kilos. True-blue dieting enthusiasts will know that classic diets always propagate fresh greens, fruits, swapping red meat with lean meat and fish. Surprisingly, fish scores over lots of food categories and is one of the healthiest protein sources on the planet. Unfortunately, it also happens to be one of the most rapidly depleting sources of food.
Did you know that over 70% of the world's fish stock has been exhausted? Add to that declining fisheries, marine pollution, endangered exotic species and we are definitely swimming in troubled waters. Considering this murky scenario, there is an urgent need to find innovative ways to maintain sustainable levels of fish stock for human consumption and to balance our marine ecosystem. This is where aquaculture, also known as aquafarming, has stepped in. Several advancements have now made it possible to replicate the basic process of breeding in controlled environments to multiply fish species and help maintain the demand supply cycle.
In layman terms, aquaculture is basically fish farming and it involves not just fish but crustaceans, molluscs, aquatic plants, algae, and other organisms too. The process requires stocked ponds or other stocked fish farming systems. These are then utilized to raise mass volumes of commercially farmed fish and other marine life.
While the process itself is simple, backyard ponds or other water body systems need clean, circulating water that is oxygenated to ensure that fish stay healthy. This is where air compressors come to the rescue. These compressor systems can be used to operate filtration systems or oxygenators that bubble air upwards through air inletsplaced along the bottom surfaces of these aquaculture water systems. Oxygenated water accelerates fish growth and multiplication which in turns significantly increases yield.
Choosing the size of a compressor depends primarily on the size of the aquaculture system. However, all aquaculture systems require oil-free compressors to ensure that the oxygenated air is oil-free. While even a swimming pool may suffice for a small sized aquaculture project, choice of compressors makes all the difference to the quality and success of your farming project.
ELGi is one of the leading manufacturers of oil free air compressors that are being used for innovative advancements. To learn more about air compressors and related products that ELGi offers, visit our website here.