Planters Articles

  • Shree cement plant optimization Beawar Rajasthan - Case Study

    GTZ (German Technical Cooperation) has funded a programme by which cutting edge technology shall be deployed to optimize high energy consuming processes. The programme is a joint undertaking together with the bureau of energy efficiency of the government of India. GTZ chose PROMECON as project partner for instrumentation and application support due to the experience and track record for ...

  • We should treat data projects as we do scientific experiments

    It is received wisdom amongst many ‘data gurus’ that correlation equals insight. And supporting them in their quest are plenty of analytics platforms to spot these correlations and hidden relationships and additional tools to blend data and identify further relationships. The reality is that most data interrelationships are not that simple. Many correlations are based on ...

  • Case study - Growers Transplanting, Inc., Salinas, California, USA

    “Sidel Systems approached us about six years ago with a proposal to help reduce our natural gas heating bills by installing one of their SRU condensers. I was very skeptical. I had heard claims from vendors for everything from retractable curtains to boiler tubulators and found them to be greatly exaggerated with respect to fuel savings. However, two years ago when we needed to replace a ...


    By Sidel Systems USA Inc.

  • Pulp & paper case study - British Columbia Sawmill

    Smart Elbow® Excels for Pulp & Paper There were several reasons that a British Columbia, Canada, sawmill chose the Smart Elbow for installation in a new pneumatic conveying system. Due to the potentially abrasive nature of wood chips and dust when conveyed pneumatically, plant engineering designed the new system to perform without necessitating the repair and replacement chores ...


    By HammerTek Corporation

  • Abrasives case study - Carbo Ceramics

    It's been four years since Tom Sorensen has had to replace an elbow in his pneumatic conveying lines. But life wasn't always this easy for the maintenance manager at Carbo Ceramics' Eufaula, Ala. Facility. The company manufactures ceramic beads for use as proppants in oil and gas exploration and drilling. Global Giants such as Halliburton and Schlumberger pump the ceramic beads into well bores to ...


    By HammerTek Corporation

  • Grain case study - Quaker Oats

    Elbows Solve Pneumatic Wear Problems Problem It happened again and again. At the Pet Foods Division of Quaker Oats in Rockford, Illinois, the stainless steel elbows in their pneumatic conveying systems were wearing out every three months, or even less. Elbows were wearing through in three different systems: Two of the systems carry grains (barley, ...


    By HammerTek Corporation

  • Linking in situ vegetation data to the EUNIS habitat classification: results for forest habitats

    The EUNIS habitat classification provides the context for a number of policy-related ecosystem and habitat assessments, and is a European reference to which other national or regional classifications can be cross‑referenced when sharing geospatial data. Since 1995, it has been developed and managed by the European Topic Centre on Biological Diversity (ETC/BD), formerly known as the European ...

  • Coca-Cola announces 100% plant material bottle

    At the World Expo in Milan, Italy, on June 3, 2015, The Coca-Cola Company (Coca-Cola) unveiled the world's first 100% plant material polyethylene terephthalate (PET) plastic bottle. Coca-Cola has been using the 30% plant material PlantBottle™ since 2009, so this is ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Urban farming is booming, but what does it really yield?

    City-based agriculture produces 15 to 20 percent of food globally. In the U.S., its benefits go far beyond nutrition. This story was produced in collaboration with the Food & Environment Reporting Network, a non-profit investigative news organization. ...


    By Ensia

  • Water use efficiency and productivity of habanero pepper (Capsicum chinense Jacq.) based on two transplanting dates

    Habanero pepper production was assessed with drip irrigation and plastic mulch, based on two transplanting dates. The objectives of the study were: (i) to evaluate the effect of two transplanting dates and the use of plastic mulch on water productivity and habanero pepper fruit yield under drip irrigation conditions; and (ii) to determine the profitability and economic viability of the product ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Can grains of the past help us weather storms of the future?

    Combining science with traditional knowledge, researchers turn to ancient rice as a source of climate resilience In May 2009, Cyclone Aila wreaked havoc in eastern India. Clocking in at speeds of over 120 kilometers per hour, Aila hit the ...


    By Ensia

  • Can We Prevent A Food Breakdown?

    Food & Water Security: Protecting our Most Precious Resources will be a major issue discussed at GLOBE 2014, taking place in Vancouver Canada march 26-28. This article by Lester R. Brown, reprinted here with the kind permission of the author, puts the issue of water and food security ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Can We Prevent A Food Breakdown?

    By Lester R. Brown As food supplies have tightened, a new geopolitics of food has emerged—a world in which the global competition for land and water is intensifying and each country is fending for itself. We cannot claim that we are unaware of the trends that are undermining our food supply and thus our civilization. We know what we need ...


    By Earth Policy Institute

  • Influence of maturity and storage conditions on some mineral contents of lettuce

    The effects of maturity and storage conditions on mineral contents of lettuce were studied. Samples of lettuce transplanted 50, 60 and 70 days after sowing were collected from an experimental farm in Nigeria. The samples were stored in the laboratory in a polythene bag of 2 mm thickness and in an open shelf and analysed every two days using the AOAC nutritional guidelines. A one–way ANOVA showed ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Conservation: It’s the right thing to do

    A fable of six blind men and an elephant originated centuries ago somewhere on the Indian continent. In it the blind men try to identify an elephant by touching only one part. According to the fable each man came to a different conclusion as to what the elephant was. The parable illustrates that though opinions may vary, there’s some truth to be found in all of them. That’s the way it ...


    By National Farmers Union

  • India's Dangerous 'Food Bubble'

    India is now the world's third-largest grain producer after China and the United States. The adoption of higher-yielding crop varieties and the spread of irrigation have led to this remarkable tripling of output since the early 1960s. Unfortunately, a growing share of the water that irrigates three-fifths of India's grain harvest is coming from wells that are starting to go dry. This sets the ...


    By Earth Policy Institute

  • Screening of coagulant proteins from plant material in southern India

    Access to fresh water is limited due to the growing population and to provide safe drinking water is a global challenge. In this initial study, about a hundred different samples were screened for coagulation activity. Amongst the plants tested were fruits and vegetable pulps, leaves and seeds (like jackfruit, tamarind, papaya, orange, watermelon, pineapple, cucumber, green gram, peas, black ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Why Raw material Substitution can harm producers

    The evolution of technologies, high prices, new regulations or high risks on supplies threatens the position of certain raw materials to substitutions. The substitution of one material for another industry takes many forms and can have a significant impact, on both the market and involved companies, said the research firm EY in a recent study on "super cycle" for mining and oil companies. "The ...


    By Stanford Magnets

  • Global Grain Stocks Drop Dangerously Low as 2012 Consumption Exceeded Production

    The world produced 2,241 million tons of grain in 2012, down 75 million tons or 3 percent from the 2011 record harvest. The drop was largely because of droughts that devastated several major crops—namely corn in the United States (the world’s largest crop) and wheat in Russia, Kazakhstan, Ukraine, and Australia. Each of these countries also is an important exporter. Global grain ...


    By Earth Policy Institute

  • Threshold velocity of pollination in urban area of the city of Brno

    Wind velocity directly influences pollen release rate from mother plants and subsequently, the transport of pollen grains. The threshold velocity of pollination is defined as the lowest wind velocity with evidence of pollen concentration above the threshold pollen concentration. Only a limited number of published papers deal with the relationship between wind velocity and pollen concentration. ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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