Umberto Onetti, aquaculture key account manager at Gardner Denver, discusses some of the key challenges facing the aquaculture industry when it comes to selecting process air equipment and the solutions available. The world fish trade is growing at an unprecedented rate, bolstered by the rapid growth in the aquaculture market. The aquaculture industry has been the fastest growing food production sector for the past 20 years, with the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations stating that, for the first time on record, the world is now consuming more farmed fish than wild-caught fish. Process air is used in many different applications on fish feed barges, from the aeration of fish pools to transportation. But, as demand continues to increase, the need for technology solutions that have been specifically designed and developed for this market has never been greater. When it comes to selecting a process air solution for the aquaculture industry, there are a number of challenges that need to be overcome and priorities that must be met to satisfy the requirements of ambitious fish feed barges and businesses. One key challenge is to find a cost effective and environmenta...