respiration rate monitoring Articles

  • Effect of hyperbaric treatment on respiration rates and quality attributes of sweet corn

    Effects of three–day hyperbaric and low temperature treatment on the respiration rates and quality attributes of sweet corn were studied. Quality attributes were also monitored over four days of storage at ambient conditions. Best results were obtained from cold storage at 0°C, but hyperbaric treatment showed positive effects on quality retention of sweet corn. An inverse relationship was ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Bioremediation with compost of a diesel contaminated soil: Monitoring by dehydrogenase activity and basal respiration

    The effect of compost on hydrocarbon degradation was determined during a 120-d incubation period. An evaluation of soil basal respiration and dehydrogenase activity as a monitoring instrument for the bioremediation process of soil contaminated with commercial diesel-oil was carried out. Six soil samples were used: S (control, uncontaminated soil), CS (contaminated soil), CSS (contaminated and ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Dust monitoring

    Generally, two different approaches are used to measure the amount of dust deposited on a surface; Determination of the soiling of a surface, by a change in its properties; Determination of the quantity of dust deposited, by weight. WHAT IS DUST? Dust is a generic term used to describe fine particles that are suspended in the atmosphere. Dust comes from a wide variety of sources, including soil, ...


    By Queensland Laboratory

  • Understanding and Monitoring Hydrocarbons in Water

    Untitled Document 1. Introduction Oil contamination continues to be a very hot topic, due largely in part to recent catastrophic events with shipping ...


    By Arjay Engineering Ltd.

  • Yorkshire Water acquires Strathtox, Strathkelvin’s latest precision respirometer, to monitor bacterial performance of a new hi-tech pilot plant.

    Yorkshire Water has a large Waste Water investment programme to deliver the requirements of the Freshwater Fish Directive over the next five years. In order to achieve the high effluent quality required at various sites, including Esholt (main Bradford site), Knostrop (main Leeds site), Huddersfield and Mitchell Laithes (main Dewsbury site), several large new activated sludge plants will be ...

  • Guide for developing a multi-metals, Fence-line monitoring plan for fugitive emissions using x-ray based Monitorsa case study

    Airborne metals and metal compounds are of particular concern to human health. Not only are they included in the United States (U.S.) Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) list of 187 hazardous air pollutants (HAPs), they represent 8 of the 33 urban pollutants identified by the EPA as posing the greatest potential health threat in urban areas. This is particularly significant since 80% of ...


    By Cooper Environmental

  • Security for the elderly

    Customer: Emfit Ltd. Challenge: Increasing the comfort and security of senior housing. Solution: VTT helped Emfit Ltd. to develop Emfit films, sensors that are fitted on the floor at home to provide information on the occupant’s movements. Their function is based on elastic structure and electrical charge, which make the film react to external changes in ...

  • Stability measurement of Biosolids Compost by Aerobic Respirometry

    Oxygen uptake of biosolids compost was measured during both laboratory and full-scale studies. Aerobic respirometry of solid samples of compost provided a precise measure of microbial activity. There was a noticeable decreasing trend in oxygen consumption over 25 days of composting, thereby indicating increasing stability. Moisture content also was found to affect the compost stability. During ...


    By Challenge Technology

  • Effects of biowaste compost amendment on soil microbial biomass and specific carbon turnover in agricultural soils

    The importance of biowaste compost as organic fertilisers has become more emergent in the last years due to the increased production of compost produced from biowaste. The utilisation of organic fertilisers in agriculture improves the physical, chemical and microbial properties of soils (Allievi et al., 1993; Senesi, 1989). Amendment of compost affects several soil properties positively like e.g. ...


    By ORBIT e.V.

  • Estimation of number of deaths associated with exposure to excess ambient PM10 air pollution

    The respirable particle matter (PM10) concentration in urban areas has been a chronic cause concern and principal reason for increased morbidity rate among resident population. The present study aimed at estimating a discrete event like mortality rate associated and attributable to excess particulate matter pollution in the Kathmandu Valley area. The Government of Nepal conducts air monitoring of ...

  • Windrow co-composting of shredded office paper and Broiler Litter

    The co-composting of shredded waste office paper with Broiler Litter (BL) in windrows was analysed in this study. Two compost mixes were monitored for five weeks; Mix 1 comprised 322kg BL, 117 kg shredded paper and 310L water and Mix 2 consisted of 112 kg BL, 265 kg shredded paper and 290 L water. The initial wet moisture content, initial porosity and initial wet bulk density for Mix 1 were ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • A biofilm microreactor system for simultaneous electrochemical and nuclear magnetic resonance techniques

    Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) techniques are ideally suited for the study of biofilms and for probing their microenvironments because these techniques allow for noninvasive interrogation and in situ monitoring with high resolution. By combining NMR with simultaneous electrochemical techniques, it is possible to sustain and study live biofilms respiring on electrodes. Here, we describe a ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Inhibition of unwanted nitrification

    Respirometer The respirometer utilized in this study corresponds to the BM-Advance model, with the following main features: Compact analyzer, with very low maintenance and user friendly operation Direct oxygen measurements from a maintenance-free oxygen sensor No oxygenation restriction during test performance Full control and results by ...


    By SURCIS, S.L.

  • Measurement of soil CO2 efflux under experimental warming in Northern Mongolia

    Some of the most extreme temperature increases associated with global climate change are expected to occur in northern Mongolia, and increases in both temperature and the length of the growing season are already apparent (Nandintsetseg and Goulden 2003). The ecology around Lake Hövsgöl in northern Mongolia is of special interest because taiga forest and steppe grasslands come together ...


    By PP Systems

  • Minimisation of Hazardous Waste: Bayer Formulation Plant

     Background Bayer Australia Limited formulates agricultural and veterinary products for the Australian and New Zealand markets at their Wyong Formulation Plant in NSW. Due to the nature of the materials the company has adopted a vigorous approach towards monitoring the quality and minimising the quantity of the waste it generates. In January 1992 the company launched a waste ...


  • Bioventing

    Introduction Bioventing is a promising new technology that stimulates the natural in situ biodegradation of any aerobically degradable compounds in soil by providing oxygen to existing soil microorganisms. In contrast to soil vapor vacuum extraction, bioventing uses low air flow rates to provide only enough oxygen to sustain microbial activity. Oxygen is most commonly supplied through direct air ...

  • Controlling Dust and Bioaerosols at a Biosolids Composting Faclity

    Studies at enclosed Longmont, Colorado project evaluate exposure level of employees. Operational changes reduce dust, endotoxin and A. Fumigatus by 90 percent. WHEN dealing with public health issues and composting, attention has been predominantly focused on potential exposure from the release of Aspergillus fumigatus (A. fumigatus) from composting facilities. Numerous studies were conducted to ...


  • The Role of Soil Moisture on our Climate, Weather and Global Warming

    Global warming is a topic that has received much attention in the media, especially during the hot days of summer. The process by which carbon dioxide (CO 2) in the atmosphere prevents the escape of thermal energy into outer space is known as the green house effect. The higher the carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere the less thermal energy that can escape thus an increasing global ...

  • Improving bioremediation

    Sustainability is becoming a benchmark for the quality of companies who offer remediation solutions, the technologies that they develop and offer commercially, as well as the entire projects where they are used. It is, in essence, not something that can be simply ignored in the months and years ahead if standards are to continue to improve, says Tom Hayes of Ecologia. The sustainability ...


    By Newzeye Ltd

  • Bioremediation of an Oil Spill

    Bioremediation is the method of choice to effectively clean up a small spill of hydrocarbons. In this case, five-hundred liters of BTEX has spilled from an above ground storage tank into a pasture that is located at the west edge of the Royal Roads University (RRU) grounds. The soil is classified as a Gleyed Eutric Brunisol based on recent laboratory analysis; it contains clay, but is fairly ...


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