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How the Use of an Oxygen Generator in Aquaculture can Significantly Increase the Efficiency in the Productivity?

The use of concentrated oxygen in Aquaculture

Aquaculture (otherwise known as fish farming), is a rapidly expanding industry worldwide due to the increasing demand for food, particularly fish, driven by market forces. The nutritional value of fish, reduced ecological impact as a protein source and the desire of the population for healthier diets are all factors that contribute to this growth. The introduction of concentrated oxygen in Aquaculture has been shown to increase productivity, weight gain of aquatic animals, and reduce mortality rates.

Traditionally, aquaculture operations have relied on aeration systems to supply oxygen to both fin and non-fin fisheries. However, this method can be costly and inefficient. In contrast, an onsite generator provides a reliable, cost-effective source of oxygen, allowing operators to control dissolved oxygen levels more effectively. By utilizing concentrated oxygen, the amount of feed required to sustain the fish growth can be reduced, resulting in lower costs and increased profitability. The productivity gains achieved through the use of oxygen also serve to decrease the overall impact of cost on the final price.

To support the needs of the aquaculture industry, PCI Gases offers a complete line of onsite oxygen generators designed specifically for this purpose. These generators provide a reliable and cost-effective source of oxygen for use in aquaculture operations, further increasing the efficiency and profitability of this rapidly growing industry.

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VSA Technology

To produce oxygen from air, PCI uses a proprietary Vacuum Swing Adsorption (VSA) process that eliminates many of the design problems associated with traditional on-site gas separation systems (PSA). Our innovative VSA technology system eliminates the need for process valves, feed air compressors, associated dryers and feed air filtering systems. Our robust VSA oxygen process extracts maximum sieve and power efficiencies = low cost (both CapX and OpX) high purity oxygen generation. Oxygen produced is 93% purity. Additional product/systems features include load following, remote monitoring and diagnostics along with an industry only 10-year warranty on the adsorber bed vessel. Average life span of our systems is 10-15+ years.

About PCI Gases

Pacific Consolidated Industries (PCI Gases) is a company based in Riverside, California USA that manufactures on-site air separation equipment to produce oxygen. Since 1984, this equipment finds its use in markets such as Aquaculture, Medical, Water & Wastewater treatment, Environmental/Biological, Industrial, Oil & Gas and Military, to name a few. Since the introduction of our Commercial Oxygen Division in 2007, we have built over 1000 systems successfully operating in over 50 countries. We also offer a timely and dedicated aftermarket division to support every customer in the field with their respective system. PCI is an ISO 9001 and ISO 13485 certified organization.

PCI Gases is a leading global manufacturer of VSA Oxygen Generating Systems (Vacuum Swing Adsorption), offer the DOCS (Deployable Oxygen Concentrator System) as an attractive and safe on-site alternative to using liquid oxygen (LOX) or other oxygen technologies for your gasification process. Our systems range from 4.8 – 300 m³ per hour (oxygen flow rate). For more information, please visit

PCI Gases is the experienced manufacturer you need with a global reach that delivers!

For further information, please contact:

Carla Cardenas. Director, Sales and Business Development, Latin America at cc*******@pc******.com +51 971 451 614 

Frederick B. Morgan, Director, Sales and Business Development, North America at fm*****@pc******.com  +1 (951) 446-3215

Tim Boulton, Director, Sales & Business Development EMEA at tb******@pc******.com

Posted March 26, 2023

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