Projects dedicated to Research

Projects dedicated to Research

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As we are strongly customer oriented, we offer guidance in optimizing the best equipment mix, keeping in mind animal welfare, flexibility, reproducibility, and maintenance.

By configuring your laboratory with us, you will not only obtain equipment that will fit your needs exactly, but it will also be manufactured in accordance with the CCAC and the AALAS standards.

With AQUABIOTECH’s laboratory design services and AQUABIOTECH’s line of state-of-the-art equipment, you can better concentrate on what is truly important: your research!

Wet lab users, take advantage of our quote preparation service to facilitate access to government research funding.

Hélène Drouin, Biologist

President

Université Laval – LARSA

Université Laval - LARSA Institution: Location: Sainte-Foy, Québec, CANADA Contact: Serge Higgins, M.Sc. Laboratory: LABORATOIRE RÉGIONAL DES SCIENCES AQUATIQUES (LARSA) Species: Vertebrates & invertebrates; Habitats: Fresh water, brackish & marine; Temperature: 7° to 30° C; Description: 23 REBF (recirculation with biofiltration)systems: 6 REBF for fish growing (3 tanks / system); 4 REBF for aquariums (24 aquariums / system); 4 REBF for rearing juveniles (16 tanks / system); 2 REBF for larvae culture (8 tanks / system); 7 REBF multi-purpose (3 - 6 m3 tanks per system). 1 centrally-controlled system for independant control and monitoring of 23 REBF systems (oxygen, temperature,...

UNBSJ – Marine Laboratory

UNBSJ - Marine Laboratory Institution: University of N.B. in Saint-John Location: Saint-John, New-Brunswick, CANADA Contact: Dr. Rémy Rochette, Laboratory name: MARINE LABORATORY Habitat: Marine Water temperature: 5° to 15° C Number of REBF systems 5 Type of rearing tanks 6-Pack aquariums, aquabioLab Wet table, Arctic Zebrafish systems, Tide simulators % water recycling 99.9% Mandate REBF systems design Electronic & photoperiod controls Individually cooled and filtered aquariums REBF system fabrication Installation Commissioning and Training      UNBSJ - Marine Laboratory THE ADVANTAGES OF OUR WET LAB DESIGN SERVICES   Eases in the development of consensus within the project team Increases the chances of maximizing the return on investment in developing a versatile...

Maison de la mer des Jeunes Explos

Maison de la mer des Jeunes Explos Institution: Maison de la mer des Jeunes explos Location: Grandes-Bergeronnes, Québec, CANADA Contact: Jérôme Desrosiers, Biologist Laboratory name: MARINE EDUCATIONAL LABORATORY FOR CHILDREN Species: Marine molluscs, crustaceans, fish; Habitats: Sea water; Water temperature: 4 to 15°C + 0.5° C; Number of aquarium modules: 3 Capacity of central module: 0.8 m3 (211 usgal); Type of rearing tanks: 15 double wall aquariums; Capacity of auxiliary module: 0.5 m3 (132 usgal); Rated daily dry feed: 0.2 à 6 kg; Type of rearing tanks: 9 double wall aquariums; Capacity of demo module: 0.4 m3 (106 usgal); Rated daily dry feed: 0.5 to 10 kg; Type of rearing...

Aquarium du Québec – Marine Research Lab

Aquarium du Québec - Marine Research Lab Institution: Location: Ville de Québec, Québec, CANADA Contact: Michel Lagacé, curator; Laboratory name: DEMONSTRATION AQUACULTURE AND MARINE RESEARCH LABORATORY FOR PUBLIC DISPLAY Habitat: fresh water and sea water; Water temperature: 5° to 32° C; Number of systems: 2; Type of rearing tanks: round and fibreglass raceway tanks translucid columns for phytoplankton translucid columns for zooplankton translucid columns jellyfish culture Water recirculation level: 99.9%; Work done: Consulting system preliminary design of: biofiltration; filtration of suspended solids; feces collection through fecal trap; degassing; oxygenation; electronic security monitoring; photoperiod control space optimization; amphitheater for live & video presentations; Children marine discovery laboratory; Module of mobile aquariums;

Aquarium du Québec – Marine Lab

Aquarium du Québec - Marine Lab Institution: Location: Ville de Québec, Québec, CANADA Contact: Michel Lagacé, curator; Laboratory name: AQUATIC AND MARINE RESEARCH LABORATORY Habitat: fresh and salt water System temperature: 2° to 32° C; Number of rearing systems: 5; Rearing volume per system: 15 m3 (18 494 usgal); Daily feeding rate: 6 to 8 kg feed / system; Type of rearing tanks per system: Fiberglass troughs & circular self- supporting tanks; Water recirculation level: 99.9%; Work done: consulting system preliminary design for: biofiltration; filtration of suspended solids; feces collection through fecal trap; degassing; oxygenation; electronic security monitoring; photoperiod control space optimization; planning of phytoplankton lab.; planning of zooplankton lab.; planning of quarantine...

Nova Scotia Agricultural College – Aquaculture Lab

Nova Scotia Agricultural College - Aquaculture Lab Institution:   Nova Scotia Agricultural College Location: Truro, Nova Scotia, CANADA Contact: Dr. Jim Duston Laboratory name: AQUACULTURE LABORATORY Species: Stripped bass, trout, salmon & more; Habitats: Fresh water, brackish, marine; Water temperature: 0.4° to 35° C + 0.1°C; # of standard rearing systems: 5; Rearing volume/system: 4 m3 (1 057 usgal); Kg feed/day per system: 6 to 8 kg; Type of rearing tanks per system: 8 insulated circular tanks # of systems for pelagic larvae: 3; Rearing volume/system: 0.5 m3 (132 usgal); Kg feed/day per system: 0.8 kg / system; Type of rearing tanks per system: 2 insulated self-supporting fiberglass tanks for...

UQTR – Canadian Chair of Aquatic Ecology

UQTR - Canadian Chair of Aquatic Ecology Institution: Location: Trois-Rivières, Québec, CANADA Contact: Pierre Magnan, Ph.D., Canadienne Chair of Aquatic Ecology Laboratory name: AQUATIC ECOLOGY LABORATORY Habitat: Freshwater Water temperature: 5° to 25° C Number of REBF systems: 19 Type of rearing units: Polyvalent research units: incubation, first feeding, REBF Module for high velocity fume, advanced control & monitoring, photoperiodic control % water recycling: 99.9% flow Mandate: Space optimising (tanks & walkway on 2 levels), design, fabrication, installation commissioning, and training      UQTR - Canadian Chair of Aquatic Ecology Research involves: study of the structure and functioning of fish communities in the lakes of the...

UQTR – AQUATIC ECOLOGY LABORATORY

UQTR - AQUATIC ECOLOGY LABORATORY Location: Trois-Rivières, Québec, CANADA Contact: Hélène Glément, Ph.D. Laboratory name: AQUATIC ECOLOGY LABORATORY Habitat: Freshwater Water temperature: 5° to 25° C Number of REBF systems: 6 Type of rearing units: Incubation Krescel tanks for larval rearing, multi-purpose research unit, quarantine unit, astral photoperiodic control, advanced control & monitoring % water recycling: 99.9% flow Mandate: Conception, fabrication, installation, commissioning, training        UQTR - AQUATIC ECOLOGY LABORATORY Six Water Recirculation Modules with Bio-Filtration (REBF) each having their control and monitoring unit. REBF systems recirculate water up to 99.9% of flow.  Aquanit Trickling Biofilters self-cleaning biological filters are inoculated with freshwater nitrifying bacteria prior...

Université de Moncton – MARINE LABORATORY

Université de Moncton - MARINE LABORATORY Université de Moncton Location: Contact: Gilles Miron, Ph.D. Laboratory name: Université de Moncton - MARINE LABORATORY Habitat: Marine Water temperature 5° to 25° C Number of REBF systems 5 Type of rearing tanks Circular, Krescel, aquariums, raceways Pourcentage de recirculation: 99.9% Mandate Laboratory conception Space optimisation Seawater making and storage REBF systems design Electronic controlsPhotoperiod control Individually cooled and filtered aquariums REBF system fabricationInstallation CommissioningTraining      Université de Moncton - MARINE LABORATORY Each of the 12 aquarium units consists of an insulated acrylic basin with a capacity of 75 liters, a filtration system and a thermal control. The filtration system consists...

University of Alberta – MULTI-PURPOSE AQUATIC LABORATORY

University of Alberta - MULTI-PURPOSE AQUATIC LABORATORY Institution: Location: Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA Contact: Donald McKay, Ph.D Laboratory name: MULTI-PURPOSE AQUATIC LABORATORY Habitat Fresh and seawater Water temperature 5°to 30° C Number of REBF systems 7 Type of rearing tanks Krescel Plus, Swedish, aquariums, wet trays % water recycling 99.9%; Mandate Aquatic laboratory renovation Planning Analysis of existing installations Space and requirement analysis Conception of recirculation systems Cost evaluation Biocontainment rooms Marine room Oxygenation Controls      University of Alberta - MULTI-PURPOSE AQUATIC LABORATORY The approach used by the consultants for this mandate was to first assess the actual facility.  This included investigating the quality and quantity of the water available to...