Grain Monitoring Articles

  • 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.

  • Measuring CO2 to Optimise the Bulk Storage of Food

    Meeting the food requirements of a growing global population is becoming increasingly difficult. Despite the need for additional food, it is estimated that 50-60% of grain is lost after harvesting, at a cost of about $1 trillion per year.1 One of the major reasons for lost grain is spoilage due to mould or insect infestation during storage.2 To provide a ...


    By Edinburgh Sensors Ltd

  • Case study - REDWAVE XRF - State-of-the-art technology for ore mining

    Here, ore mining began in the fourth century - a date which is supported by remains of melting furnaces found in the small Styrian town called Eisenerz (the German word for iron ore). The name could not be more characteristic. The reddish terraces of the Erzberg, the largest open cast mine of Central Europe and, at the same time, the largest siderite deposit worldwide, are widely visible. It is ...

  • "Gomselmash" Will Test The Grain Harvester On Gas Fuel

    “Holding "GOMSELMASH" will test grain combine on gas fuel in 2017”, - informed Chief Designer, Mr. Sergei Fedorovich. The project is carried out through the request of of OJSC “Gazprom”. A new machine, which will use compressed natural gas methane as fuel, is expected to work in some Russian regions. According to the calculations of experts, the ...


    By Gomselmash

  • Increase Productivity Manifold With An Efficient Rice Sorter Machine

    If you run a rice mill, make rice paste from rice or selling rice as a retail shop, the first thing that you have to ensure is the quality of rice. High quality rice will be instantly bought by customers and it is nutritious and healthy to eat.  In order to get this quality, the rice must be clean. It must not have any dust or dirt. It must ...

  • Grain case study - National Oats Co.

    National Oats Reduces Maintenance and Replacement Costs, Improves Flow Control with HammerTek Smart Elbow® "Cost-effective, compact, convenient and durable." That's how National Oats' Bob Williams, chief project engineer, describes the HammerTek Smart Elbow®. The installation of three Smart Elbows proved to be an effective flow control remedy, reducing turbulence and abrasion to the ...


    By HammerTek Corporation

  • Robust method for estimating grain yield in western Kenya during the growing seasons

    Uncertainties caused by climate change and population explosion require suitable methods for estimating grain yield during the growing seasons. This paper evaluates the applicability of the AquaCrop model in the region of western Kenya. The objectives of the study were to: simulate the long-term maize crop yields for the region using AquaCrop model for variable climate scenarios, and estimate ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Graphitization of Carbon-Molybdenum steels - Case study

    Background Babcock & Wilcox (B&W) received an Industry Notice from Structural Integrity Associates regarding a finding it made in a recent failure analysis, dealing with carbon-molybdenum steel. This Industry Notice is located on Structural Integrity's website. [Reference 1) B&W has not used carbon-molybdenum steel for a number of years, but has previously used this ...


    By Babcock & Wilcox MEGTEC LLC

  • Assessing the fate and effects of an insecticidal formulation

    A three‐year study was conducted on a corn field in Central Illinois, USA, to understand the fate and effects of an insecticidal formulation containing the active ingredients phostebupirim and cyfluthrin. The objectives of the current study were to 1) determine the best tillage practice (conventional versus conservation tillage) in terms of grain yields and potential environmental risk, 2) ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • The effects of Picea schrenkiana forest litter on snow surface albedo

    In this paper, we analyze the characteristics of the snow albedo of different underlying surfaces based on measurements of shortwave radiation and observations of forest litter on snow surfaces, both in an open, unforested environment and in areas with differing forest canopy openness. The fractional litter coverage was obtained through the binarization of digital photos of forest litter ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • The analysis of magnetic controlled DC sputtering AZO films

    The Al–doped zinc oxide (AZO) transparent conducting thin films were deposited by the use of magnetic controlled DC sputtering method. To obtain best process parameters, we compare and analyse different process parameters like working pressure and substrate temperature, and properties of AZO films with DC sputtering. The transmittance of AZO film is over 85% at visible region (380∼800 nm). Blue ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Kilogram celebrates its 125th birthday

    September 2014 marks 125 years since the birth of the international prototype of the kilogram (IPK). The National Physical Laboratory (NPL) is both celebrating its life to date and looking at the road ahead. The IPK has been the global standard for mass for the last 125 years; it was sanctioned at the first General ...

  • Dissipation and residues of trifloxystrobin and its metabolite in rice under field conditions

    Residue analysis of trifloxystrobin and its metabolite (CGA 321113) in rice matrices, paddy water, and soil was developed using the quick, easy, cheap, effective, rugged, and safe (QuEChERS) method and high performance liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry (HPLC‐MS/MS). The method was used to evaluate the dissipation rate of trifloxystrobin and CGA 321113 in rice seedling, soil, and ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Evaluation and quantification of the contributions of damaged shea kernels to the quality of Nigerian shea butter

    The objective of the research was to characterise the quality of shea kernel that is whole and intact (WSK), bruised (BSK), and microbial and pest (MPSK) and, to evaluate the physico-chemical properties of the extracted butter in order to partition the contributions of the spoilt kernels to the overall butter quality. The study was performed using shea nuts from Kutigi, Bida, Nigeria. Proximate ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Chicago Council lists three-decade changes in greenhouse gases and average temperature

    In 2011, we wrote a column, “Global warming is happening: How should farmers respond?” (http://agpolicy.org/weekcol/549.html). In that column we began by saying, “There was a time when one could legitimately argue that there was a lack of scientific agreement over the issue of the role of humans in global warming and even whether we were in a ...


    By National Farmers Union

  • U.S.-India: Dealing With Monsoon Failure

    The scene plays out in India. At a reception, I met the head of Indian operations for Esso (now ExxonMobil). When I asked him how business was, he said it was great. In particular, diesel sales to fuel irrigation pumps were nearly double the previous year’s level. Why? Because farmers were pumping continuously to try to save their crops. Soon after, I met an embassy staff person, an avid ...


    By Earth Policy Institute

  • Global Biofertilizers Market Analysis By Product (Nitrogen Fixation, Phosphate Solubilizing) is Expected to Reach USD 1,294.8 Million by 2020

    The global market for biofertilizers is expected to reach USD 1,294.8 million by 2020, according to a new study by Grand View Research, Inc. Increasing consumer adoption of organic foods is a key factor expected to boost the demand for biofertilizers. In addition, a favorable regulatory policy, especially in India and China, promoting sustainable agrochemicals, is expected to drive demand shift ...


  • Grain LNG Selects IHS Operational Risk Solution

    IHS (NYSE: IHS), the leading global source of information and analytics, today announced that Grain LNG -- a wholly owned subsidiary of international electricity and gas company National Grid -- has selected the IHS Operational Risk Solution to help it improve its management of change (MOC) process. The MOC process helps Grain LNG ensure that environmental, health and safety (EHS) risks are ...


    By IHS Markit

  • Boost grain preservation before production

    Better grain storage would save money and feed over a billion, says Digvir S. Jayas. It deserves more attention. Annually over 2.6 billion tonnes of grains — cereals, oilseeds and pulses — are grown and then stored along the chain from producers to consumers. Most countries do not systematically report how much grain becomes unfit for human consumption during storage, but ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • The Difficulty of Defining Adaptation Finance

    While working on tracking adaptation finance for our Adaptation Finance Accountability Initiative project, we often get the question “What is adaptation finance?” or “What counts as adaptation finance?” To our embarrassment, we ...

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