potato-fibre Articles

  • Potato Cooked

    A large producer of pre-cooked potatoes was having a problem disposing of the wastewater from the washing and cooking process. The water was to be used on the growing field, but had a COD, TSS and nitrogen content in excess of allowable limits, see chart below. The water was at a pH of 6.5, so no pH adjustment was necessary. The stream was treated with Floccin 1105 at a dosage rate of 400 lbs/1M ...


    By Integrated Engineers Inc.

  • Potato Processor

    Problem: A major potato processor was faced with odor and downstream land application difficulties. Solution: After reviewing their wastewater treatment process, the source of their problems was identified as a high strength recycle stream, comprised of filtrate and spray bar water from the vacuum drum filters. This stream was being returned to the ...


    By HydroCal Inc.

  • Detection of carbendazim in potato

    MATRIX: Potato ANALYTE: Carbendazim, a metabolite of benomyl RANGE OF DETECTION: 25 to 500 ppb MATERIALS: Benomyl/Carbendazim RaPID AssayÒ kit and Sample Diluent Reagents: acetone (pesticide grade), sodium chloride. Equipment: blender with acetone resistant container cup, 50 mL polypropylene conical tubes, 15 ...


  • Dietary fibre and human health

    Food habits of new lifestyle have contributed to the appearance of chronic diseases such as obesity or cardiovascular diseases, which are mainly due to bad eating habits. Solutions can be found in providing the consumers with functional foods and health capability. Such food is rich in dietary fibre, with specific physicochemical behaviour and healthy properties. Dietary fibre rich food products ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Potato Salad Manufacturer

    The manufacturing of potato salad creates a high BOD and Fats, Oil & Grease wastewater that was costing over $6,000/month in surcharges to treat by the local POTW. The facility investigated the use of the Floccin product and found that Floccin-H removed over 90% of the TSS and 80% of the BOD, thereby decreasing the surcharges to the POTW from $6,000/month to $1,500/month. The facility treats ...


    By Integrated Engineers Inc.

  • Potato Flume Water 1

    This client transports potatoes from their receiving dock to the processing area of the plant in a water flume. This process removes the dirt from the fields. The pH was 6.3 and did not require pH adjustment. The sample was tested with I, H, and K and it was determined that the K was the best product for clarity, reduced dosage and floc size. The samples were treated with 0.13 grams of Floccin-I, ...


    By Integrated Engineers Inc.

  • Potato processing factory case study

    A potato processing factory in the north of England with a throughput of some 70,000 tons of potatoes p.a. was unable to meet its effluent discharge consent levels after increasing the variety and volume of items it prepared for retail sale. In August Cleveland Biotech was asked to review the factory’s effluent treatment system and to propose solutions. As a result of the additional ...


    By Cleveland Biotech Ltd.

  • What’s your potato storage strategy?

    With potato harvest nearing completion, the challenge will now be to maintain the condition of the crop, right up until supply to the customer. “It’s really worth stopping to consider that what you put into storage, is reflective of what you get out post-storage,” explains Morley Benson of Certis. “By this, I mean the quality of potatoes going into store, as well as the ...


    By Certis UK

  • Microstructural characterisation of keratin fibres from chicken feathers

    Natural fibres have recently attracted scientists' attention because of their advantages from the environmental standpoint. However, almost all the research has been directed towards cellulose from vegetal sources without taking into account other potentially interesting compounds like keratin, which can be found in feathers, wool, nail or hair. In spite of its strength, low density and ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Lessons learned from potato growers down-under

    Andy Alexander, specialist potato consultant and agronomist, has provided advice across the UK and Australia for over 35 years, and has travelled to the southern continent over 17 times. He explains how adapting to change in a volatile climate has been key to success for growers in Australia, and what lessons UK growers can take from this. “My role is to provide business ...


    By Certis UK

  • Effectiveness and efficacy of conservation options after potato harvest

    Soil erosion and phosphorus (P) runoff can be severe in potato production systems in the Northeast USA, which are characterized by intensive tillage, minimal ground cover, low crop residue return, and steep slopes. We used rainfall simulators in the greenhouse and field to assess sediment and P movement associated with two conservation practices: straw mulching and application of polyacrylamide ...

  • Proactive approach to slug control recommended to potato growers

    If left untreated, slugs can cost the potato industry £53 million each year. With predictions of a high pressure slug season ahead, and the potential damage these pests can do to a crop both physically and financially, Robert Boothman, commercial director of Boothmans Agriculture, explains how to keep one step ahead of the pest. “The milder, wet winter and lack of ground frosts ...


    By Certis UK

  • Potato yield and quality response to subsoil tillage and compaction

    Compacted soils have been found in intensively cultivated vegetable crop regions of Central Wisconsin, resulting in the wide scale use of subsoil tillage by growers. The goal of this project was to assess potato (Solanum tuberosum L.) yield and quality response to soil compaction and subsoil tillage. Potato quality factors evaluated were marketable yield, tuber size distribution, internal ...

  • Italian ryegrass management effects on nitrogen supply to a subsequent potato crop

    There is increasing use of Italian ryegrass (Lolium multiflorum Lam.) as a green manure in potato (Solanum tuberosum L.) rotations; however, effects of its management on soil N supply to the subsequent potato crop are unknown. Fertilizer N management and plow-down date for a preceding Italian ryegrass crop, ‘Lemtal’, on soil N supply to a subsequent potato crop, ‘Russet Burbank’, was determined ...

  • Effects of silicon and drought stress on tuber yield and leaf biochemical characteristics in potato

    Silicon has beneficial effects on many crops, mainly under biotic and abiotic stresses. Silicon can affect biochemical, physiological, and photosynthetic processes and, consequently, alleviates drought stress. However, the effects of Si on potato (Solanum tuberosum L.) plants under drought stress are still unknown. The objective of this study was to evaluate the effect of Si supply on some ...

  • Effects of low concentrations of herbicides on full-season, field-grown potatoes

    Current phytotoxicity plant test protocols for US pesticide registration require testing for effects on seedling emergence and early growth without regard to other important factors, such as plant reproduction. Yield and quality reduction can have significant economic and ecological effects. Therefore, field trials were conducted to determine if potato (Solanum tubersum L.) vegetative growth and ...

  • Polyphenol oxidase activity and colour changes of peeled potato (cv. Monalisa) in vacuum

    Minimal processing of vegetables has some undesirable physiological consequences. The shelf life of peeled raw potatoes is limited by the onset of enzymatic browning at the cut surfaces. It is generally accepted that polyphenol oxidase (PPO) is the enzyme mainly responsible for this type of browning. This work aimed to study the effect of vacuum storage at 4?C on the colour, which is the main ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Interactive effects of carbon dioxide and water stress on potato canopy growth and development

    Reductions in potato (Solanum tuberosum L.) canopy growth are observed with mild water stress. Potato growth is enhanced by elevated atmospheric carbon dioxide ([CO2]), but interactions of [CO2] and water stress on canopy formation and dry matter partitioning have not been studied. Two soil-plant-atmosphere research (SPAR) experiments were conducted at 370 or 740 µmol mol–1 [CO2] and six ...

  • Introgession of wild species germplasm with extreme resistance to cold sweetening into the cultivated potato

    Potato (Solanum tuberosum L.) breeders are interested in developing chipping cultivars that can be stored at cold temperatures to reduce storage losses and increase profitability for potato producers. Commercial cultivars accumulate reducing sugars during cold storage, resulting in unacceptably dark chips when processed. In this study, we have identified diploid wild Solanum species accessions ...

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