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Cover for Nutrition.

This chapter talks mainly about mineral substances that the vines need to grow and produce fruit. The nutrient analysis (including soil and plant analysis) and correction strategies and well as the different macronutrients (N, P, S, K, Ca and Mg) and micronutrients (Fe, Mn, Cu, Zn, Mo, B and Cl)...

Author(s)
Creasy, G. L.; Creasy, L. L.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786391360)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Energy production and consumption for sustainable development.

This chapter highlights the central role of energy in addressing the current challenges of sustainable development. It looks at the global energy production and consumption and explores various renewable energy options for the residential, transportation and industrial sectors. In the...

Author(s)
Olorunnisola, A. O.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780646169)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Energy production and consumption and sustainable development.

This chapter considers various renewable and sustainable energy sources in comparison with the current status quo of fossil fuel use, with an emphasis on sustainability and feasibility. The chapter covers hydropower, solar power, wind power, wave energy, tidal energy, geothermal energy, natural gas ...

Author(s)
Vega, A. J.; Rohli, R. V.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780646169)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Almond tree nutrition.

Almond requires 17 elements for growth and development and, if any of these elements are deficient, growth and production are impaired. These 17 elements are called essential elements and include carbon (C), hydrogen (H), oxygen (O), nitrogen (N), phosphorus (P), potassium (K), sulfur (S), calcium...

Author(s)
Muhammad, S.; Saa, S.; Khalsa, S. D. S.; Weinbaum, S.; Brown, P.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643540)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Pre-storage treatments.

This chapter focuses on the various treatments applied to various fruit, vegetable and root crops prior to controlled atmosphere storage or modified atmosphere packaging, such as high temperature, irradiation, hydrogen fumigation, waxing and polishing, use of carboxymethylcellulose to extend...

Author(s)
Thompson, A. K.; Prange, R. K.; Bancroft, R. D.; Puttongsiri, T.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786393739)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Immunization and tannins in livestock enteric methane amelioration.

The complexity of the rumen microbial ecosystem supports the efficient conversion of various carbohydrates to volatile fatty acids for fulfilling host energy requirement via stepwise disposal of hydrogen (H2) through the reduction of carbon dioxide (CO2) to methane (CH4). Although, this mechanism...

Author(s)
Uyeno, Y.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644325)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Acetogenesis as an alternative to methanogenesis in the rumen.

Bacteria capable of producing acetate from H2 and CO2 using the acetyl-CoA pathway (4H2+2CO2 → CH3COOH+2H2O) are known as acetogens. They have been found in a variety of anaerobic ecosystems, including sediments, wastewater treatment systems, soils and animal gut systems. In recent years, acetogens ...

Author(s)
Gagen, E. J.; Denman, S. E.; McSweeney, C. S.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644325)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Status, innovations and challenges of next generation biofuel technologies.

This chapter examines the current state of the art, the production costs, the supporting policies and the challenges for advanced biofuel technologies and practices. The chapter discusses the production of ethanol, biodiesel, and other liquid and gaseous biofuels, including: algal biofuels,...

Author(s)
Sims, R. E. H.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938857)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Electrical energy from microorganisms.

This chapter describes the principle of current generation in microbial fuel cells (MFCs), and the mechanisms of electron transfer in these MFCs, viz., direct electron transfer, mediated electron transfer, and direct oxidation of exported catabolites. The components of MFCs as well as the uses of...

Author(s)
Berchmans, S.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845939564)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Systems microbiology approach to bioenergy.

This chapter focuses on the use of an upcoming and advanced field of systems microbiology in two major avenues of bioenergy development: microbial fuel cells (MFCs) and biohydrogen production. Firs, the basics and background of these two promising technologies are discussed, followed by how systems ...

Author(s)
Beg, Q. K.; Sarin, R.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845939564)
Type
Book chapter

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