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  • Regional roundup

    Ithaca, New YorkCOMPOSTING PET WASTE AT DOG PARKCayuga Compost and Tompkins County Dog Owners Group launched a program on Earth Day this year to collect and compost pet waste at the Ithaca Dog Park. About 5,000 bags are used to collect 1,000 pounds of dog waste every month at the park. Plastic bags were previously provided by Wegmans supermarket, and disposed of in dumpsters going to ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • GWT- Agro-Z media enhanced plant growth and reduces fertilizer usage in Nursery

    This case outlines the benefits and advantages of using GWT series Agro-Z medium in an agriculture plant nursery application. This particular large nursery was challenged with brackish water and salty soil. The plant growing operations were suffering due to lack of plant growth.  Genesis Water Technologies, experienced in agriculture water treatment solutions provided both a water treatment ...

  • Composting Feedlot Manure

    Situated in the Texas panhandle is an area known as the Rolling Plains ecological region, a topography consisting primarily of open-range pasture and cropland. Approximately one-third of the Rolling Plains region is dedicated to production agriculture, where huge fields of wheat, cotton and sorghum extend into the distance for as far as the eye can see. The remaining area is native grassland, ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • CASE STUDY - Surfactant Enhanced Extraction of Carbon Tetrachloride at an Active Grain Elevator

    Current Site Conditions • Groundwater and soil data indicate impacts of fumigant constituents of concern (COCs), primarily carbon tetrachloride, resulting from historical operations associated with fumigant storage tanks and application. • Groundwater is encountered at the site approximately 7 to 8 feet below ground surface (bgs). Lithology within the source zone generally consists of ...


    By Ivey International Inc.

  • Uniqair, Purdue University odor lab - Aquafeed Magazine

    This is an article published in Aquafeed Magazine describing the process behind odor sampling. Odor Sampling (otherwise refered to as pilot testing) is an introductory procedure that Uniqair Technologies performs in order to determine the correct Plasma-Injector System for your company. "Unlike VOC testing, the odor lab utilizes human noses in an odor free lab environment: six screened panel ...


    By Uniqair Technologies Ltd.

  • Maryland’s New Composting Regulations

    After a year of comments and revisions, the Maryland Department of Environment (MDE) is scheduled to publish its new rules for permitting composting facilities this month (December) in the Maryland Register for a final 30-day comment period. Initially proposed last January, the slightly revised composting regulations are expected to take effect in early 2015, unless further changes are required. ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Compost Utilization goes Through the Roof

    Untitled Document Center for Green Roof Research at Penn State University uses compost in its media studies and plans to explore microbial communities. AT the Penn State ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Ethylene removal reduces putrefaction in mandarin oranges

    Ehylene removal with Bi-On ( potasium permanganate) reduces putrefaction in mandarin. Citrus fruits are susceptible to various diseases related to air quality that reduce their postharvest life. As they are not climacteric fruits, exposure to ethylene does not stimulate ripening, but instead speeds up the senescence of the fruit. Senescence causes a series of changes and deterioration ...


    By Bioconservacion SA

  • EPA Now Talking Nano

    EPA’s Scientific Advisory Panel (SAP) released in January the minutes of its November 2009 meeting regarding evaluation of nanosilver and other nanometal pesticide products. The report is available at www.epa.gov/scipoly/sap/meetings/2009/november/110309ameetingminutes.pdf. For prospective ...


    By Acta Group

  • Correct management of ethylene levels could minimise or eliminate the need for refrigeration during the distribution chain of green bananas

    A recently published scientific article (Reduction of energy usage during storage and transport of bananas by management of exogenous ethylene levels, Wills et al; Postharvest Biology and Technology 89 (2014) 7-10) quantifies the relationship between the concentration of ethylene, temperature and green life of the Cavendish banana. The results demonstrate that an efficient ...


    By Bioconservacion SA

  • Insights from the CarbonExpo

    Opportunity or threat for the food and agriculture sector? Identifying opportunities related to a well-designed carbon price rather than dwelling on potential negative implications were discussed in a panel at last week’s Carbon Expo in Melbourne. Deborah Kerr, Manager for Natural Resource Management from Australia's National Farmers Federation, talked about their members looking for ...


    By thinkstep

  • Ohio Targets Food Residuals Composting

    WHILE RECYCLING of paper and yard trimmings has grown rapidly in Ohio in the last 30 years - now up to 50 percent for paper and 62 percent for green materials - the recovery rate for food residuals is at less than three percent. To turn things around, the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (OEPA) and the Ohio Department of Natural Resources' (ODNR) Division of Recycling & Litter Prevention have ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • USDA Give A Little More Background On Rancho Recall

    The United States Department of Agriculture has gone to great lengths in alerting consumers to the scope of the Rancho Feeding Corporation recall of beef, which has wide scale implications throughout the US market and some shipments overseas. The USDA Food Safety Inspection Service branch clarified previous recall notifications of the Rancho issue due to the alarmingly widespread scope of the ...


    By Adamant Valves

  • The air is sweeter at winery

    The angle of operation can be adjusted for the shallow ponds Problem 'Crush' season was a challenge for this California vineyard, creating severe wastewater treatment problems. Biological oxygen demand (BOD) loadings peaked at excessive amounts. Without effective treatment, the odor from the wastewater could be conservatively described as 'objectionable'. But, finding effective ...

  • Asian dairy churns out grade AA effluent

    ' The AIRE-O2® aerators have excellent oxygen transfer, easy maintenance and operation.' Problem Founded in 1937, this dairy cooperative located in Asia has played a leading role in the development of the industry in its country. Its mission is to 'supply quality products for safe-guarding the nation’s health' in all its product line. The same attention to quality standards that drives ...

  • What`s New - In-Vessel Composting

    IF YOU are considering some sort of enclosed vessel for composting food residuals, yard trimmings, biosolids, manure, animal mortalities or other waste streams, there is no shortage of options to consider. Domestic and international technology providers offer agitated and nonagitated enclosed systems, as well as rigid and nonrigid containment. Unlike some of the other equipment categories in ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Chromium (VI) removal from aqueous solutions using Eichhornia as an adsorbent

    The study was carried out to check the potential of water hyacinth, Eichhornia crassipes, to remove chromium (VI) in batch process. Powder was prepared from dried Eichhornia (particle size 0.3 mm and 1.0 mm). The influence of various parameters on adsorption (pH, dose, contact time, temperature) was studied. The Cr(VI) removal was 60.9% and 79.2% for 1.00 mm and 0.3 mm ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • The wreck of the MV Rena – culture, risk and resilience in IA

    The wreck of the MV Rena and the subsequent resource consent processes, to enable the dumping and discharging of contaminants through abandoning the remnants of the wreck, created considerable division in the Bay of Plenty region, especially within iwi. Much of this conflict related to the nature of the effects, their monitoring and mitigation. The Rena case provides useful lessons for the impact ...

  • Dutch roads to a socially acceptable gene technology

    We discuss two examples of Dutch policy making which were developed in the early 1990s. Both attempts can be seen as an extension of the scope of a policy of regulation in response to public concerns about developments in the field of gene technology. The first example relates to legislation introduced in the context of the Dutch Animal Health and Welfare Act. The second example relates to an ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Latest Trends in Yard Trimmings Composting

    Untitled Document YARD TRIMMINGS composting has come a long way in the almost two decades since states began restricting disposal of leaves, ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

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