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Document Type: Journal Article
Center: NWFSC
Document ID: 135
Title: Draft Reporting Standards for Biofilter Performance Studies
Author: J. Colt, J. Lamoureux, R. Patterson, G. Rogers
Publication Year: 2006
Journal: Aquacultural Engineering
Volume: 34
Issue: 3
Pages: 143-156
Keywords: experimental design, biofilter performance, performance rating
Abstract: The development of standardized rating and design procedures for biological filters will require that filter performance be evaluated and reported in a standardized manner. This article recommends draft reporting standards for biofilter performance studies. It is important that critical parameters are defined and reported in a standard manner, both in terms of definition, variable names, and units. Depending on the type and scale of an experiment, reporting of certain parameters will be either mandatory or optional. Basic principles of experimental design, statistical analysis, and randomization must be followed. Experimental protocols are recommended to ensure the accuracy of measured or computed parameters. The development of this reporting standard is being organized through the Standards and Reporting Committee of the Aquaculture Engineering Society (AES). It is anticipated that a revised version of these standards will be incorporated into the Guide to Authors for Aquacultural Engineering.