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News Article | July 10, 2017

Fresh Tech Maid ( is proud to announce a new specialized Cleaning Service for Seniors. Fresh Tech Maid understands the challenges faced by senior citizens and their caregivers when it comes to choosing a cleaning service. The new service offering is tailored to the needs of seniors, including a cleaner and healthier chemical-free cleaning, the most trusted and well-trained cleaning technicians, stress-free office support, errand service, and closely working relationship with family and caregivers. Caring for a senior can be a significant burden for friends or family, and investing in support services, including a regular cleaning service, is often a necessity. Our cleaning service specially designed for seniors can decrease stress, especially for “sandwich” caregivers tasked with caring for both children and elderly parents. Fresh Tech Maid’s extensive general service offerings include many that may benefit seniors—from traditional “scrub and mop” cleaning, to tackling common chores, such as laundry and grocery shopping. However, care must be taken to select a cleaning partner that understands the unique needs of elder care. Fresh Tech Maid has taken the guesswork out of selecting a service provider with a new specialized Senior Cleaning Service. Caregivers that select a Senior Cleaning will be paired with professional cleaners specially trained with seniors issues, including communication impairment (hearing loss and dementia). Fresh Tech Maid understands the anxiety that cleanings can cause for seniors, and our trusted Cleaning technicians are committed to a gentle, patient approach to working with senior’s family members. Seniors can also be particularly sensitive to many of the chemicals in consumer and professional cleaning products, even those marketed as “green.” The toxic residue left by these products can cause a variety of side effects in seniors, including breathing impairment. Fresh Tech Maid’s new Senior Cleaning is chemical-free, using ionized water cleaning solutions for sensitive senior homes. “We believe our community’s senior citizens should always receive the best possible care, and we also know that caring for an aging loved one can be a stressful, difficult, and time-consuming task,” said Wells Ye, President of Fresh Tech Maid, “At Fresh Tech Maid, we understand the unique needs of seniors and their caregivers when it comes to a regular cleaning service. That’s why we’re proud to introduce the first specialized Senior Cleaning service in the Chicagoland area.” Caregivers should always extensively evaluate a potential cleaning service before selecting it to support a vulnerable loved one. Fresh Tech Maid maintains an industry-leading IICRC Certification, as well as years of positive reviews on Yelp, Google, BBB Reviews, and other rating sites. Fresh Tech Maid is committed trustworthy service and all of our cleaning technicians face extensive evaluation and screening, including background check and attitude survey, during the recruiting process. Hiring a cleaning service that’s the right fit for you and your senior loved one can be a life changing experience ( Fresh Tech Maid representatives are always available to help build a customized Senior Cleaning plan to fit your needs. Reach out today to start a conversation with one of our senior/caregiver-focused cleaning specialists. Fresh Tech Maid is a leader in cleaner and healthier chemical-free house cleaning in Chicago and northwest suburbs. Located in Chicago, Evanston, and Arlington Heights, IL, Fresh Tech Maid has been designated as the “Best Pick of Maid Service” in Chicago and its northwest suburbs by the Best Pick Report the 7th time. Visit or just call 847.392.0888

News Article | July 17, 2017

Fresh Tech Maid ( is proud to announce that they have been recognized as a 2017 Chicago Best Pick cleaning service provider for the seventh consecutive year by This year’s Best Pick qualifying reviews highlight Fresh Tech’s high-quality cleaning services, impressive ease-of-scheduling, consistent professional attitude, and open communication, along with their commitment to chemical-free cleaning. “They're on time, they pay attention to detail, they do the work they committed to, and they're efficient and friendly. I would give them an A rating,” noted one review on the Fresh Tech Maid Best Pick Report. The Best Pick designation is awarded annually to companies featuring outstanding levels of customer satisfaction in the Best Pick Reports guide of local home service providers. Best Pick companies must meet the highest level of certification available for their industry, along with scoring in the top percentile for service quality based on individual satisfaction interviews and homeowner evaluations. 2017 represents the seventh consecutive year that Fresh Tech Maid has been recognized as a Best Pick for the Chicagoland area. Fresh Tech Maid provides personalized home cleaning programs designed for parents, moms, pet owners, allergy sufferers, seniors, and residents of high-end apartment buildings. “Since our founding, we’ve been committed to providing only the highest quality cleaning service possible, so it’s great to see our effort validated again through hundreds of positive customer reviews and our selection as a 2017 Best Pick,” said Wells Ye, President of Fresh Tech Maid, “We’re proud to continue to take the stress out of cleaning as a trusted partner to families and companies throughout Chicago and the Northwest suburbs.” Fresh Tech Maid is a member of the Association of Residential Cleaning Services International (ARCSI) and has earned its Residential Cleaning Seal of Excellence. Fresh Tech Maid also holds an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau. The full 2017 Chicago Best Pick Report, including the Fresh Tech Maid profile, can be found at Fresh Tech Maid is a leader in cleaner and healthier chemical free house cleaning in Chicago and the northwest suburbs. Located in Chicago, Evanston, and Arlington Heights, IL, Fresh Tech Maid has been designated as the “Best Pick of Maid Service” in Chicago and its northwest suburbs by the Best Pick Report for the 7th time. Visit or just call 847.392.0888.

Kaplan-Levy R.N.,Israel Oceanographic And Limnological Research | Hadas O.,Israel Oceanographic And Limnological Research | Summers M.L.,California State University, Northridge | Rucker J.,Fresh Technology | Sukenik A.,Israel Oceanographic And Limnological Research
Topics in Current Genetics | Year: 2010

Cyanobacteria are an ancient and morphologically diverse group of photosynthetic prokaryotes, which were the first to evolve oxygenic photosynthesis. Cyanobacteria are widely distributed in diversed environments. In the case of members of the orders Nostocales and Stigonematales, their persistence and success were attributed to their ability to form specialized cells: heterocysts, capable of fixing atmospheric nitrogen and spore-like cells, the akinetes. This review focuses on akinetes of Nostocales, emphasizing environmental triggers and cellular responses involved in differentiation, maturation, dormancy, and germination of these resting cells. Morphological and structural changes, variation in akinete composition, and metabolism are summarized. Special attention is given to the genetic regulation of the differentiation process in an attempt to close gaps in our understanding of the dormancy phenomenon in cyanobacteria and to identify open questions for future research. © 2010 Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.

Shao Y.,Hainan University | Xie J.,Fresh Technology | Chen P.,Hainan University | Li W.,Fresh Technology | Li W.,Hainan University
Fruits | Year: 2013

Introduction. Rambutan (Nephelium lappaceum L.) is a kind of tropical fruit with high commercial value in international trade. However, harvested rambutan fruits suffer from a short shelf life and show rapid postharvest deterioration problems due to spintern browning and flesh decay. Materials and methods. Rambutan fruit (cv. 'Baoyan 5') were harvested in 2009 and 2010. Changes in some chemical components and the physiology of fruits were investigated at different storage temperatures (25 °C and 10 °C) and with different packing materials (regular low-density polyethylene and anti-moisture polyethylene bags). Results and discussion. Changes in the development of the browning index, and contents of total soluble solids, titratable acidity and vitamin C greatly decreased during low temperature storage (10 °C); moreover, low temperature storage (10 °C) could maintain a significantly higher level of superoxide dismutase activity and lower values of malondialdehyde and cell membrane permeability. The effects of packing material were different according to the different storage temperatures. At 10 °C, the beneficial effects of anti-moisture polyethylene bags on fruit quality and physiology were observed. However, at 25 °C, fruit packed with regular low-density polyethylene proved to be of better quality than those packed with anti-moisture polyethylene bags. Conclusion. The overall results suggest that packing with anti-moisture polyethylene bags and storage at 10 °C were the most suitable conditions to maintain quality and to extend the storage life of rambutan fruit. © 2012 Cirad/EDP Sciences.

Li T.,Dalian Nationalities University | Li T.,Southwest University | Jiang Y.,Fresh Technology | Jin G.,Fresh Technology | And 3 more authors.
Journal of Food Protection | Year: 2016

Two kinds of fish-derived natural antimicrobial substances, protamine and catfish (Clarias fuscus) epidermal mucus extract (CEME), were evaluated for their effect on the quality of grass carp fillets. Fillets were atmosphere packaged in cast polypropylene bags and were stored at 4"C in a low-temperature incubator without light. Solutions (0.5%, wt/vol) of CEME and protamine were used for dip pretreatment, respectively. Bacteriological (aerobic plate count, Shewanella putrefaciens, Pseudomonas fluorescens) and physicochemical (pH, total volatile basic nitrogen, K value, surface color, texture profiles, water distribution) parameters and volatile odor compounds were measured on days 0, 3, 6, 9, 12, and 15. The results indicated that CEME and protamine could improve all bacteriological and physicochemical indexes, except water distribution within muscle. In comparison, CEME had a more inhibitory effect, as determined by the aerobic plate count, and was more effective in inhibiting the growth of P. fluorescens; however, protamine was more effective in preventing the production of sulfur-organic (H2S) group substances. Protamine was more effective in inhibiting the growth of S. putrefaciens. This research suggests that protamine and CEME have the potential to improve the quality and extend the shelf life of grass carp fillets. Copyright ©, International Association for Food Protection.

Gao K.,Fresh Technology | Liu X.J.,Tianjin University of Science and Technology | Hao X.L.,Tianjin University of Science and Technology | Liu X.,Tianjin University of Science and Technology
Applied Mechanics and Materials | Year: 2014

In this paper,the clove essential oil was combined with β-Cyclodextrin and chitosan using the method of envelope binding,thus clove essential oil microencapsule antistaling agent was prepared.To detect the exterior characterization of microcapsule using SEM;To analyze the antimicrobial properties of microencapsules using the inhibition zone method, and the slow release rate of microencapsule was detected in 0, 2,30 ℃. The results showed that the microencapsule had irregular shapes and their surfaces were covered with many cracks;the inhibition zone diameter of Rhizopus sp. and Penicillium citrinum diameter were 1.2 cm and 1.6 cm partly; microencapsules showed a slow release state under the three temperature conditions,and it had the slowest release rate under 0 ℃ condition. © (2014) Trans Tech Publications, Switzerland.

Xue L.,Ningbo Institute of Materials Technology and Engineering | Liu B.,Ningbo Institute of Materials Technology and Engineering | Chen J.,Ningbo Institute of Materials Technology and Engineering | Shao A.,Fresh Technology
Advanced Materials Research | Year: 2012

As complement to air conditioners, ventilation systems are playing important roles in keeping human health as well as saving energy. They improved indoor air quality by replacing inside polluted air with outside fresh air. To reduce the energy needed to condition the induced fresh air, heat exchanging processes are designed to reduce the temperature differences between this fresh air and the indoor air. Heat exchanging processes using total heat exchange membranes (THEM) allowed not only the exchange of heat but also humidity, generally providing better energy saving and air quality improvement results. Recently, we have studied a novel class of THEM made from a casting process using inorganic and organic functional materials. Their structure and properties characterized with Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM), BET Adsorption test, Water-vapor Permeability Analysis, CO2 Permeation Test, and Heat Exchange Efficiency Test are discussed here.

Fresh Technology | Date: 2010-05-19

A liquid aeration system comprising: an intermittent liquid feeding means (10) located at an upstream position for receiving liquid from a liquid resource; a liquid storage means (20) located at an downstream position for receiving the liquid from the intermittent liquid feeding means (10) quantitatively and intermittently; and a pipe (30) connected between the intermittent liquid feeding means (10) and the liquid storage means (20), the outlet of which is located below the liquid surface of the liquid storage means (20), such that the liquid can flow from the intermittent liquid feeding means (10) through the pipe (30) into the liquid storage means (20) intermittently and quantitatively using the liquid level difference between the upstream position and the downstream position, so as to inject the air existed in the pipe (30) into the liquid in the liquid storage means (20).

Fresh Technology | Date: 2016-11-21

Water-saturated cap or membrane for hydrating cut plants and trees.

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