Pig Management Articles

  • Legacy tracking methods can sometimes result in false positives

    Over the past decade, there have been several major pipeline failures that have had significant environmental impact. The high consequence of a rupture failure makes these pipelines some of the most regulated assets in the world. To reduce risk on these pipelines, operators use inline inspection (ILI) pigs for multiple functions, such as cleaning or assessing the condition of a pipeline, or to ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • How ILI Pig Tracking can be dangerous if done incorrectly

    Pipeline pigs are tools that are inserted into a pipeline and pushed along the pipeline by the product flowing through the pipeline. There are many different types of ILI tools. Some are used to clean the pipeline, while others are used to inspect the pipeline for deformities or corrosion damage. Some are even used to purge different products in a multi-product pipeline. Inline inspection (ILI) ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • A small plant with great success - case study

    The farm-based biogas plant operated by the Wienken family in Augustenfeld (near Löningen) is the first plant of its size built by bwe. Originally, the farm's operator had planned to install a straw heating element. However, since the input materials are available on the farm itself in their entirety, the decision to implement a biogas plant designed by bwe was obvious. One decisive aspect ...

  • Identification of inter‐specific differences in phase II reactions: Determination of metabolites in the urine of 16 mammalian species exposed to environmental pyrene

    Inter‐specific differences in xenobiotic metabolism are a key to determining relative sensitivity of animals to xenobiotics. However, information in domesticated livestock, companion animals, and captive and free‐ranging wildlife is incomplete. The present study evaluated inter‐specific differences in phase‐II conjugation using pyrene (PY) as a non‐destructive biomarker of polycyclic aromatic ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • 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 ...

  • From factory to farm – industry opportunities for surplus food

    Food waste management is a common topic in the industry, as manufacturers and retailers strive to improve their environmental compliance and, ultimately, their profitability. But in line with the increasingly popular concept of the circular economy, specialist surplus food recycler SugaRich is working with producers and stores, large and small, to show that this ...


    By SugaRich

  • Can the World Feed China?

    By Lester R. Brown Overnight, China has become a leading world grain importer, set to buy a staggering 22 million tons in the 2013–14 trade year, according to the latest U.S. Department of Agriculture projections. As recently as 2006—just eight years ago—China had a grain surplus and was exporting 10 million tons. What caused this dramatic shift? It wasn’t until 20 years ...


    By Earth Policy Institute

  • Dead pigs found in Huangpu River hit 2,800

    The number of dead pigs found in Shanghai’s Huangpu River has increased to 2,800 after an additional 1,600 corpses were fished out. Labels pinned in the ears of the pigs for tracing purposes have indicated they come from the upper reaches of Jiaxing City in east China’s Zhejiang Province. Local media in the Jiaxing region has reported residents dumping dead pigs into the river since ...


    By Harden Industries Ltd.

  • Image-based measurement of alveoli volume expansion in an animal model of a diseased lung

    This research aims to improve ventilation protocols in critical care by using appropriate computer models that take into account the essential lung mechanics. This paper automatically tracks the boundary of individual or groups of alveoli, and converts this into a pressure volume curve for three different types of alveoli. Schiller et al. investigate the inflation and deflation of alveoli in a ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Mitigating diffuse phosphorus transfer from agriculture according to cost and efficiency

    Received for publication February 26, 2008. Potential options for mitigating phosphorus (P) transfer from agriculture to water in England and Wales (E&W) were collated across a range of farm systems to assess their potential effectiveness in reducing mass of P transferred and potential cost (pounds sterling [£]) to the farming industry. A simple model framework (called PEASE) incorporating a ...

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