mushroom Articles

  • Beer: Making Bread And Mushrooms

    A traditional brewery of today (see model of traditional brewery below), that brews beer according to the German purity standards, produces beer, but also produces organic waste streams and lost energy. This waste from the brewery is organic material which means that its polluting effect could be seen as minimal. However, given the quantity of water needed for the large volumes of beer produced ...

  • 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.

  • 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 Ltd

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Biosorption of aquatic copper (II) by mushroom biomass Pleurotus eryngii: kinetic and isotherm studies

    Biosorption is an effective method for removing heavy metals from effluent. This work mainly aimed to evaluate the adsorption performance of the widely cultivated novel mushroom, Pleurotus eryngii, for the removal of Cu(II) from single aqueous solutions. Kinetics and equilibria were obtained using a batch technique. The sorption kinetics follows the pseudo-second-order model, whereas the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • 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

  • Biotechnology in developing countries: opportunities in solid state fermentation applied in the agricultural industry

    This paper summarises the experiences in Israel and elsewhere of the biotechnological processing of organic matter experiences that could be applied in developing countries. Emphasis is given to relatively simple technologies, and the applications include preservation of forage crops and by-products, mushroom cultivation and recovery of plant cell contents. These technologies might increase milk ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Waste not in Asheville

    Asheville, North Carolina, has gained a national reputation as a hub of local and artisanal foods. In fact, the local foods movement in this Southern Appalachian city has become so embedded in the community consciousness that the city has dubbed itself “the world’s first Foodtopian Society.” There are hundreds of unique restaurants, dozens of bakeries, breweries and ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Web of knowledge, web of life, web of wonder

    It"s October, it"s late in the season and it"s been a bad year for mushrooms in Finland. Webcaps, a type of mushroom found particularly in the boreal and temperate forests of northern Europe, are no exception. Webcaps play an important role in these forest ecosystems. They are mycorrhizal fungi that live in symbiosis with the trees, providing nutrients and protection from diseases and receiving ...

  • Pigs: Montfort Boys Town, Fiji

    Before 1996, Montfort Boy's Town, a school for disadvantaged boys in Suva, Fiji, taught students how to raise both food and funds by farming fish in ponds. In 1996, ZERI and Professor George Chan arrived, proposing a new integrated farming system that would expand their current efforts into FIVE healthy new enterprises by simply gathering the waste generated by a local brewery. These new revenue ...

  • Phosphorus speciation and sorption-desorption characteristics in heavily manured soils

    Managing heavily manured soils for decreased P loss to waters requires improved understanding of the chemical and sorption–desorption characteristics of P in these soils. We used soils from agricultural fields receiving 8 yr of dairy, poultry, swine manure or spent mushroom compost for the determination of P functional groups in NaOH-EDTA extracts by solution 31P nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) ...

  • Composters Build Strong Links to California Farms

    The rapidly increasing amounts of compost applied to California farms can be traced to numerous factors — better crops, fewer disease problems, greater emphasis on product quality, mandated state recycling goals, savings in disposal costs and savings in chemical inputs. And then there’s the factor of friendship, longtime personal relationships that build trust between composters and farm ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Hielscher Ultrasound: Food Processing - Extraction and Preservation

    Consumers demand for minimally processed fresh-like food with high sensory and nutritional attributes. Hence gentle, but targeted non-thermal food processing and preservation gain importance. Ultrasound is probably the most simple and most versatile method for the disruption of cells and for the production of extracts. Hielscher ultrasound is efficient, safe and reliable.   Today, thermal ...

  • 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

  • Green catering tips

    It's that time of the year again - party time. Whether it's St Patrick's Day, Easter, birthdays, Christmas, weddings, Thanksgiving, Halloween or Hanukkah, we all enjoy letting our hair down and having fun with friends and family! And with these events, come the mountains of munch-ables - tasty treats of every shape, colour and ingredient. But how green is our spinach really, and should we be ...


    By green24

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