12. Biofloc-based Aquaculture Systems

  1. James H. Tidwell
  1. Craig L. Browdy1,
  2. Andrew J. Ray2,
  3. John W. Leffler3 and
  4. Yoram Avnimelech4

Published Online: 23 MAR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118250105.ch12

Aquaculture Production Systems

Aquaculture Production Systems

How to Cite

Browdy, C. L., Ray, A. J., Leffler, J. W. and Avnimelech, Y. (2012) Biofloc-based Aquaculture Systems, in Aquaculture Production Systems (ed J. H. Tidwell), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118250105.ch12

Editor Information

  1. Kentucky State University, Division of Aquaculture Frankfort, Kentucky, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Novus International Inc. Charleston, South Carolina, USA

  2. 2

    The University of Southern Mississippi, Gulf Coast Research Laboratory Ocean Springs, Mississippi, USA

  3. 3

    Waddell Mariculture Center, Marine Resources Research Institute, South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, Charleston, South Carolina, USA

  4. 4

    Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering Technician Israel Institute of Technology Haifa, Israel

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 23 MAR 2012
  2. Published Print: 11 MAY 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780813801261

Online ISBN: 9781118250105



  • biofloc-based aquaculture systems;
  • bioflocs;
  • oxygen dynamics;
  • resuspension, mixing, and sludge management;
  • nitrogenous waste products;
  • feeds and feeding;
  • economics;
  • sustainability;
  • outlook and research needs


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Bioflocs

  • Oxygen dynamics

  • Resuspension, mixing, and sludge management

  • Nitrogenous waste products

  • Temperature

  • Feeds and feeding

  • Economics

  • Sustainability

  • Outlook and research needs

  • Acknowledgment

  • References