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Record number 372442
Title Method for releasing aquatic worms from a carrier and predation reactor
Author(s) Elissen, H.J.H.; Temmink, B.G.
Source Octrooinummer: EP1918257, verleend: 2008-06-02.
Department(s) Sub-department of Environmental Technology
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Publication type Patent
Publication year 2008
Abstract The invention relates to a method comprising providing a carrier, preferably a porous carrier, comprising a number of aquatic worms from the class of the Oligochaeta exhibiting a swimming motion. The method further comprises providing to the worms an escape reflex-inducing stimulus on at least one side of the carrier of, such that the worm biomass is at least partially released from the carrier. The method further comprises removing worm biomass released from the porous carrier for further processing. The invention further relates to a predation reactor suitable for applying the method according to the invention.
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