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The production of crop-based biofuels has increased substantially in recent years, largely due to rising oil costs, growing energy demand, and the...

Date
November 2017
Authors
Stephanie Cole
Abstract

Biodegradable organic matter (BOM) in polluted water plays a key role in various biological purification technologies. The five-day biochemical oxygen demand (BOD5) index is often used to determine the amount of BOM. However, standard BOD5 assays, centering on dissolved oxygen detection, have long...

Authors
Liu Yuan; Tuo AiXue; Jin XiaoJun; Li XiangZhong; Liu Hong
Publisher
Elsevier B.V.
Publication
Talanta, 2018, 176, pp 485-491
CAB ReviewFull Text

The Fertile Crescent (FC) is a high biodiversity region where most temperate-zone agricultural species originated and were first domesticated. A favourable environment, a special plant community and an adaptive population combined to initiate the transition from a hunter-gatherer economy to one...

Date
October 2017
Subjects
arable land; biodiversity; climate change; habitat degradation; landraces; plant communities; plant genetic resources; polluted water; soil salinity; sustainability; temperate zones; water availability; water management; water pollution; water quality; water resources
Authors
Jaradat, A. A.
CABI Book Info
Cover for Invasive alien plants: impacts on development and options for management.

This book contains 12 chapters covering a broad range of topics: economic, social and biodiversity impacts of invasive alien plants, rural community perceptions, policy framework responses, prevention and control experiences, and the net result of all of this on livelihoods and development as a...

Authors
Ellison, C. A.; Sankaran, K. V.; Murphy, S. T.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646275)
AbstractFull Text

Agricultural activities are associated with the emission of greenhouse gasses, notably methane (CH4) which is important for anthropogenically influenced climate change. Thus, the feedbacks between the agricultural and climate are important. Methane (CH4) is the second most important greenhouse gas...

Authors
Maitreyie Narayan; Susan Priyadarshani; Nain, A. S.; Praveen Solanki; Akansha Gururani; Akansha Chauhan
Publisher
MKK Publication
Publication
Environment and Ecology, 2017, 35, 4, pp 2713-2717
AbstractFull Text

The performance of power ghani and screw expeller was studied and it was found that untreated kernels did not yield oil. Therefore, three treatments i.e. cold water, hot water and steaming were done to study the percentage oil recovery and it was 18.66%, 25.40% in 12 kg batch. Steaming in 30 min...

Authors
Jagnade Priti; Kalbande, S. R.; Khambalkar, V. P.; Gorde, C. M.
Publisher
MKK Publication
Publication
Environment and Ecology, 2017, 35, 4, pp 2681-2689
AbstractFull Text

We perform an empirical analysis on the benefits of, and the challenges faced by, sustainability accounting in measuring the effects of climate change for a sample of Spanish rice farms. We use farm yields, revenues and incomes as indicators of economic performance, and greenhouse gas emissions,...

Authors
Antonini, C.; Argilés-Bosch, J. M.
Publisher
Scientific Research Publishing
Publication
Agricultural Sciences, 2017, 8, 3, pp 209-226
AbstractFull Text

Performance of seed is determined by interactive component effect of genetics, physiological quality and the environment. Climate change and introduction of Bt genotypes uncertain the conventional sowing time of cotton responsible for low emergence that proceeds to delayed emergence and stand...

Authors
Muhammad Kamran; Irfan Afzal; Basra, S. M. A.; Khan, S. H. U.; Abid Mahmood
Publisher
Friends Science Publishers
Publication
International Journal of Agriculture and Biology, 2017, 19, 2, pp 241-247
AbstractFull Text

Nowadays, biogas technology applications are gradually increasing worldwide due to the economic and environmental benefits. Many research and studies related to the determination of the biogas potential of organic waste materials have been carried out in the recent years. Studies to determine the...

Authors
Aybek, A.; Üçcok, S.
Publisher
Chinese Society of Agricultural Engineering
Publication
International Journal of Agricultural and Biological Engineering , 2017, 10, 4, pp 207-215

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