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Fuzzy Logic Controller based on geothermal recirculating aquaculture system

The Egyptian Journal of Aquatic Research
DOI: 10.1016/j.ejar.2014.07.004
  • Geothermal Energy
  • Aquaculture
  • Fuzzy Logic Control
  • Design


Abstract One of the most common uses of geothermal heat is in recirculation aquaculture systems (RAS) where the water temperature is accurately controlled for optimum growing conditions for sustainable and intensive rearing of marine and freshwater fish. This paper presents a design for RAS rearing tank and brazed heat exchanger to be used with geothermal energy as a source of heating water. The heat losses from the RAS tank are calculated using Geo Heat Center Software. Then a plate type heat exchanger is designed using the epsilon – NTU analysis method. For optimal growth and abundance of production, a Fuzzy Logic control (FLC) system is applied to control the water temperature (29°C). A FLC system has several advantages over conventional techniques; relatively simple, fast, adaptive, and its response is better and faster at all atmospheric conditions. Finally, the total system is built in MATLAB/SIMULINK to study the overall performance of control unit.

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