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Cover for Chemically induced alterations to gonadal differentiation in fish.

The characteristics and the population impacts of gonadal intersex in roach (Rutilus rutilus) in the UK and in other fishes due to chemical contaminants in effluents and waste water are presented. Studies on the experimental induction of gonadal alterations in medaka (Oryzias latipes) are also...

Author(s)
Metcalfe, C. D.; Kidd, K. A.; Sumpter, J. P.
ISBN
2010 CABI (H ISBN 9781845935535)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Modelling agricultural management systems with APEX.

The objectives of this chapter are to describe the major components of the Agricultural Policy Environmental eXtender (APEX) model and demonstrate its application using a case study for evaluating agricultural management practices for a 104 km1 sub-watershed within the Bosque River watershed in...

Author(s)
Wang, X. Y.; Tuppad, P.; Williams, J. R.
ISBN
2011 CAB International (H ISBN 9781845937973)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Packhouse and processing facilities.

This chapter describes grading and packhouse design and operation for pre-pack potatoes. Topics covered include: sourcing potatoes from the field or store; packing centrally or on-farm; packhouse layout; potato cleaning and washing equipment; wash water treatment and disposal; potato grading;...

Author(s)
Pringle, B.; Bishop, C.; Clayton, R.
ISBN
2009 CABI (H ISBN 9780851995021)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Irrigation of the olive.

This chapter describes the quality of irrigation water, the water requirements of olive trees, the root system of an olive tree, and the principles of irrigation programming (by measuring soil water, leaf water potential, trunk diameter, sap flow and infrared thermography). The low-volume and...

Author(s)
Therios, I.
ISBN
2008 CABI (H ISBN 9781845934583)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Olive mill products and environmental impact of olive oil production.

Thus chapter focuses on the utilization of olive mill by-products (washing water, leaves, pomace, and mill waste water). Tabulated data are provided on the characteristics and quantities of olive pomace produced by three different extraction methods: (i) traditional pressing; (ii) triphasic...

Author(s)
Therios, I.
ISBN
2008 CABI (H ISBN 9781845934583)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Possibilities for closing the urban-rural nutrient cycles.

This chapter looks at the challenges and opportunities for organic farming to help integrate urban and rural settlements through utilizing flows of human and domestic wastes. It starts with a presentation of basic economic, institutional and technological issues as well as the importance of...

Author(s)
Refsgaard, K.; Jenssen, P. D.; Magid, J.
ISBN
2006 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930783)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for A shifting tide: environmental challenges and cruise industry responses.

Based on an analysis of cruise lines' response to the challenges of wastewater, hazardous waste, solid waste, and oily bilge water, this chapter suggests that the major cruise lines have done much to respond to the challenge of preserving the environment on which their business depends. It argues...

Author(s)
Sweeting, J. E. N.; Wayne, S. L.
ISBN
2006 CABI (H ISBN 9781845930486)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Urban aquaculture.

In light of the increasing demand for fish, the challenge for planners now is to accelerate aquaculture development and to plan for new production, making urban areas not only centres of marketing and distribution, but also of production, particularly using urban wastewater. This book includes...

Author(s)
Costa-Pierce, B.; Desbonnet, A.; Edwards, P.; Baker, D.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 0851998291)
Type
Book
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Cover for A future urban ecosystem incorporating urban aquaculture for wastewater treatment and food production.

Predicted increases in wastewater flows from seven megacities by 2050 show that even with large capital investments in sewage treatment to treat an ever-increasing volume of wastewater, nitrogen loadings to coastal oceans will continue to increase dramatically. Furthermore, it is uncertain if...

Author(s)
Costa-Pierce, B.; Desbonnet, A.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 0851998291)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Aquaculture in future urban ecosystems.

This chapter summarizes the preceding chapters and concludes that urban aquaculture, particularly using recycled wastewater, presents unlimited opportunities and potential in the development of future sustainable urban ecosystems.

Author(s)
Desbonnet, A.; Costa-Pierce, B.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 0851998291)
Type
Book chapter

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