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  • Beverage Processing (Liquor & Dairy Facilities) - Case Study

    Challenge A dairy beverage company required disinfection of their chilled water and recycled water lines. The water contained high levels of bacteria including pseudonomas aeruginosa and several other bacterial types listed in the water analysis. Solution Genesis Water Technologies consulted with the client and its facilities operations staff on the ...

  • Performance of an optimized nutrient management system for double-cropped wheat-maize rotations in North-Central China

    Overapplication of N and P and insufficient supply of K are considered primary reasons for restriction of yield improvement in the North China Plain. Optimized nutrient management practices based on soil testing and yield targets have been developed. Other large scale field experiments have indicated that additional improvement for yield and nutrient use benefits is needed. The objective of this ...

  • Particle-facilitated pesticide leaching from differently structured soil monoliths

    Received for publication September 19, 2008. The leaching of soil particles and surface applied 14C-labeled glyphosate and pendimethalin from intact soil columns (height: 50 cm; diameter: 30 cm) were investigated, and the relative significance of particle-facilitated pesticide transport was quantified. Investigations were performed with a recently plowed (four columns) and an untilled (five ...

  • Managing livestock diets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions - Case study

    Scientists in South East Asia have been measuring greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from goats and cattle in a series of research projects investigating the effects of different feeding regimes. In each case, the eructed, or belched, emissions from each animal were ...


    By Gasmet Technologies Oy

  • Pragmatic farm composters forge new path to resource recovery

    AG CHOICE is an on-farm composting operation located in the scenic countryside of Andover, New Jersey. On the drive to tour their site, it was astounding just how much of New Jersey, our most densely populated state, is still rural. Jay and Jill Fischer operate the two-year-old facility, which is one of a kind in New Jersey. Jay also owns and operates a sawmill in the area, and it was while ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Closed loop system takes manure and methane

    A CONVERSION plant in Mead, Nebraska is processing manure and methane to create ethanol and compost. According to Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman: “This plant sets a new standard for ethanol production in this state and our nation, and is an example of the innovation needed to take this industry to the next level. It lets America get its automotive fuel from the croplands of the Midwest instead ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Argan oil: Too much of a good thing?

    Most people have heard of the health benefits of using olive oil instead of butter or other saturated animal fats. The monounsaturated fats in olive oil have been shown to reduce levels of harmful cholesterol, and as a result nutrition experts have touted it and other aspects of the Mediterranean Diet as heart healthy. But olive oil ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • GTMA Mission: The Netherlands

    “I’m looking for a partner in Canada,” says Ward Janssens from Orgaworld, a composting and biocel fermentation plant we visited. Chris Kallio, with the town of Newmarket, says, “It wasn’t until this reception that I realized how strong the Dutch interest in making North American connections is.” “They want to use Canada as a gateway to that market,” says Kallio. And if it benefits us, why not let ...


    By Actual Media

  • CSE algorithm: ‘canal survey estimation’ to evaluate the flow rate extractions and hydraulic state in irrigation canals

    One of the main problems in water management of irrigation systems is the control of the equitable distribution of water among different orifice offtakes. The difficulty of managing a canal is partly caused by the lack of knowledge of the canal state because the scheduled demand is often not fulfilled, since farmers extract more water than is scheduled and it is impossible for the watermaster ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • WSP analyse marmot review on planning healthy communities in the UK

    The ‘Strategic Review of Health Inequalities in England post 2010 – Fair Society, Healthy Lives (The Marmot Review)’ was published on 11th February 2010. There are some key messages that have come out of this review: Doing nothing is not an economic option – the report estimates 2.5 Million years of life are potentially lost to health inequalities by those dying prematurely each year in England ...

  • Adding AD To Existing Composting Site Footprint

    About an hour’s drive west of Munich in southern Germany, the City of Augsburg had been served by an indoor composting facility since 1994. It was operated by Abfallverwertung Augsburg (AVA), three quarters of which was initially owned by the City of Augsburg and the districts of Aichach-Friedberg and Augsburg. Until recently, the remaining quarter was owned by a private company but as of ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Turkey enacts REACH-like chemical program: what stakeholders need to know

    Turkey enacted the Inventory and Control of Chemicals Regulation (Regulation) in December 2008. The Regulation is a scaled-down version of the European Union’s Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) regulation and mandates the creation of a chemical inventory for manufactured and imported substances in Turkey. a variety of reasons, the new law is the source ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • ConfoundUp

    A laboratory test performed by food activists is going viral, but its results and the allegations drawn from them are not reliable. On 15 November 2016, the natural food evangelist and alternative health guru known as the Food Babe posted a report from a natural food activist group named Food Democracy Now that alleged to demonstrate common American foods contain high levels of glyphosate, a ...

  • Use of chemical treatments for conservation of minimally processed 'Gala' apples

    The objective of this study was to test the effectiveness of additives on keeping the quality of minimally processed 'Gala' apple. The minimum process consisted of washing, sanitising and removing the central part of the fruit. Then, sticks of apple were obtained and immersed in the following solutions: control (2% ascorbic acid), ascorbic acid 2% + calcium chloride 2%, sodium ascorbate 2%, ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Combination effects of postharvest treatments and modified atmosphere packaging on shelf life and quality of Iranian pomegranate fruit cv. Sheshi–kab

    The main objective of this study was to assess the effectiveness of individual application and combination effect of different postharvest treatments in both unpacked and modified atmosphere (MA) packed on reducing the occurrence of chilling injury, decay and subsequently on extending shelf life and quality improvement of pomegranate fruit during long–term cold storage. Treatments were hot water ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Indonesia: Opportunity for shrimp aquaculture

    Great opportunities exist in shrimp culture in Indonesia due to land availability and ideal climate. Already, this country is one of the largest producers in the world. Many farmers use AIRE-O2® aerators as their 'aerator of choice' because the 'performance is better than the paddlewheel and the AIRE-O2® aerators keep the bottom of the ponds cleaner,' said the manager at this farm. The P. ...

  • Malaysia: Strong demand for ornamentals

    The ornamental fish cultured at this Malaysian farm are exported primarily to the U.S.A. The average stocking rate in the 100 ponds of varying size is 10,000 pieces. Survival is 70 to 80 percent. Factors such as size, color and species set the ornamental’s value. Colorful males are worth more money and in greater demand. This farmer depends on the AIRE-O2® aerator’s good oxygen transfer and ...

  • Portugal: P. Japonicus shrimp venture breeds profits

    An experimental venture into the P. Japonicus shrimp business has yielded good profits. The shrimp’s market prices are four times better than for P. vannamei , more common in Portugal. The owner believes water quality management is critical. He uses only AIRE-O2® aeration. He explained, 'This species digs into sand and only comes out at night to feed. At night, we need the best environment in the ...

  • Pesticide plant saved from closure

    Techem is a Mexican pesticide manufacturer dedicated to the production of specialty chemicals for the chemical, agricultural and health industries. Techem sells the chemical industry a diverse range of products including nitrides, chlorides and phosphates, applicable to color tinting and textile manufacture. In the agro-chemical market, Techem sells intermediate phosphates to help protect ...


    By BluePlanet Labs

  • Qualified 750mm/500mm/250mm Wide Blown Silage Wrap Film Silage Film

    Order contact: iris@silagepacking.com Skype: sttail55 Web: www.silagepacking.cn ...


    By Silage Packaging Co., Ltd

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