Mushroom Farming Articles

  • Client - Mushroom Production Facility, Edmonton, Canada

    Project - Steam Boiler Water Pre-Heating Faced with increasing energy costs this major mushroom production processor initiated a fundamental expenditure review. Rising energy costs quickly highlighted the three process boilers used to supply steam into the production process. After an extensive feasibility study three Econotherm® gas to water (GW) units were selected to ...


    By Econotherm UK Limited

  • Pleurotus ostreatus spent mushroom compost as green biosorbent for nickel (II) biosorption

    The potential of Pleurotus ostreatus spent mushroom compost (PSMC) as a green biosorbent for nickel (II) biosorption was investigated in this study. A novel approach of using the half-saturation concentration of biosorbent to rapidly determine the uptake, kinetics and mechanism of biosorption was employed together with cost per unit uptake analysis to determine the potential of this biosorbent. ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Design, development and experimental investigation of a solar tunnel dryer for drying mushroom

    A solar tunnel dryer was designed and fabricated with locally available materials having the cross sectional area of the entire tunnel 5400 ? 1700 mm. The half of the nearly air tight tunnel base was used as the flat plate air heating solar collector and the remaining half as a dryer. The drying air temperature could be easily raised by some 6-10?C above the ambient temperature at an air velocity ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Broadening the scope of open innovation: past research, current state and future directions

    In this first paper of the special issue, we identify some trends in open innovation research by analysing how the literature on this topics has evolved since the introduction of the concept in 2003. Research on open innovation has been mushrooming ever since and the scope has been broadened in different directions. Researchers also started to analyse open innovation at different level of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Heat penetration characteristics of mushroom curry packed in retort pouch

    White button mushrooms (Agaricus bisporus) in curry, packed in retort pouches were heat-processed in a pressurised autoclave. Retort pouches (105 µ thick) used had an outer polyester layer (12.5 μ), a middle aluminum layer (12.5 µ) and an inner cast polypropylene layer (80 µ); size 20 cm×16 cm; seal size 10 mm and lip size 4 mm. Adequate number of pouches were fixed with glands to insert the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Objective measurement of mushroom quality relative to industry inspectors

    A machine learning classification system has been developed to sort mushrooms into similar quality grades to those used by human inspectors. The attributes considered for the algorithm included weight, firmness, image features and some subjective scales of the common cultivated button mushroom. Two grading systems were tested; one involving three broad quality grades and a more detailed ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Mushroom yield optimisation using carbon dioxide Measurement

    Compost “quality” depends on many characteristics including dry matter content, moisture content, colour and structure. Compost of good quality can be expected to have a potential for a high yield of mushrooms and, conversely, one of poor quality for a low yield. Even though mushroom growers can often recognise differences in compost quality, prediction of the subsequent yield of mushrooms is ...


    By ORBIT e.V.

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