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Agency: European Commission | Branch: FP7 | Program: CP-TP | Phase: KBBE.2011.2.3-01 | Award Amount: 3.86M | Year: 2012

SUSCLEAN will contribute to the development and implementation of a new generation of environment-friendly equipment sanitation and food product decontamination technologies ensuring food safety. Susclean is focused on minimally-processed vegetables (MPV) i.e. vegetables physically altered from their original form by slicing and cutting but remaining in a fresh state. We will develop knowledge, methods and tools aimed to; a) design new decontamination approaches for MPV and sanitation strategies for their processing equipment along the supply chain; b) propose guidance and recommendations to renew the best available processing techniques (BAT); c) consider the impact of sanitation and decontamination strategies in line with the Directive on Integrated Pollution Prevention Control (IPPC) 2008/1/CE, and d) improve the hygienic design of equipment for the fresh-cut product industry. The hazard analysis critical control point (HACCP) method will be carried out from post-harvest to processing, taking into account shelf-life after packaging. For each critical point considered, we will study the microbial colonisation patterns, improve the equipment geometry and surface features, and propose innovative and/or optimised current sanitation and decontamination strategies. This will lead to holistic cleaning and disinfecting strategies combining the design of alternative equipment geometries and surfaces (preventive), proposals for innovative cleaning techniques (curative) and application of alternative disinfecting agents (remediation). These achievements will lead to reduction of the use of water and chemicals (chlorine) up to 20-50%, whilst ensuring food safety, sustainable practices and preserving fresh-cut food European quality and competitiveness. A well-balanced partnership has been built with research institutes and industries (SMEs and one end-user large corporation). 40% of the budget will be devoted to SMEs.


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Agency: GTR | Branch: NERC | Program: | Phase: Research Grant | Award Amount: 79.86K | Year: 2013

The problem: The use of engineered nanoparticles (NP) in cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, sensors and many other commercial applications has been growing exponentially over the past decade. Because of their increasing application many NP are discharged to the watercourse both by industrial companies and through domestic use. The technology for monitoring the environmental impact of these materials, particularly in aquatic systems, is not well developed. It is not only sufficient to be able to determine the NP in water but also it is crucial to have some understanding of their toxicity or biological activity. At the same time, a high throughput screener is urgently required to report on the biomembrane activity (ability to bind to/adsorb on/penetrate biological membranes) of different NP and/or products containing NP dispersed in water. A screening system for NP is therefore required which reports routinely on the level of biologically active NP in raw, waste and drinking waters. At the same time the presence of heavy metal ions in water is always a concern due to their implicit toxicity. These heavy metal ions can be derived from industrial and/or domestic use and in spite of the tremendous advances in the analysis of heavy metal ions in water in the past 50 years, there is currently no routine heavy metal ion screener available for natural and potable waters. A combined NP and heavy metal ion screener therefore would have immediate application in any organisation concerned about the quality of water which comes into contact with human activity. Addressing the problem: The proposed technology offers a device which has a dual capability as follows: (1) To screen waters for NP which are biomembrane active and hence are putatively toxic and, (2) To detect toxic heavy metal ions (Cu2+, Pb2+, Cd2+ and Zn2+) in water. The system can also be used to test samples of NP or products containing NP dispersed in water for biomembrane activity. The screening for NP in water is rapid, on-line and high throughput and takes 10 minutes to test each sample. Similarly heavy metal ions in the water can be measured together simultaneously and quantitatively. The NP screener works by looking at the interaction of NP with a phospholipid layer coated on a chip based Pt/Hg microelectrode in a flow cell. This is a development of a previous technology which uses the same device to screen waters for biomembrane active compounds. The heavy metal ions are determined using anodic stripping voltammetry which is a well established analytical technique. The development of the chip-based Pt/Hg electrode in flow cell with flow injection techniques enables both techniques to be used in a high throughput configuration. The switchover from one technique to the other can be readily software controlled. Benefits which end-users will derive by adopting it: (1) Screening waters for the presence of biomembrane active NP (2) Screening products containing NP dispersed in water for biomembrane activity (3) Screening commercially produced NP dispersed in water for biomembrane activity (4) Detecting, identifying and quantitatively measuring toxic heavy metal ions in water


Zhang J.-Z.,Xinjiang Agricultural University | Tumarebi H.,Xinjiang Agricultural University | Wang Z.-H.,Modern Water
Procedia Engineering | Year: 2012

In order to study consumption principle of cotton under drip irrigation with film, the paper adopted plot experiment, designed comprehensive combination tests combining four irrigation quotas (330mm,390mm,450mm,510mm) with three irrigation times (10 times, 13times, 16 times), analyzed cotton consumption characteristic of different irrigation quotas under drip irrigation with film, the results show that cotton consumption intensity in seeding period is between 1.39 and 2.15mm/d; consumption intensity in bud period is 2.58 and 5.29mm/d; consumption intensity in blooming period is 4.35 and 6.38mm/d; and consumption intensity in boll opening period is 1.03 and 2.78mm/d. Cotton consumption is closely related to irrigation quota under drip irrigation; under the same irrigation times, the larger the irrigation quota is, the larger the consumption, consumption modulus and consumption intensity in each stage are. The studied results will offer important basis for designing cotton irrigation system under drip irrigation with film. © 2012 Published by Elsevier Ltd.


Wang Z.-H.,Modern Water | Lei C.-X.,Shihezi University
ICAE 2011 Proceedings: 2011 International Conference on New Technology of Agricultural Engineering | Year: 2011

Based on six measured hole to experiment, to study the influence of different transplantation time on cotton growth and yield under subsurface drip irrigation, in order to determine suitable transplantation time, during the transplantation time the suitable daily average temperature is 18.4∼20°C, daily highest temperature is 26.2∼27.2°C, apart from the ground 10 cm the daily average geotemperature is 20.92∼22.22°C, daily highest geotemperature is 27.5∼28.1°C; apart from the ground 15 cm the daily average geotemperature is 20.26∼21.41°C, daily highest geotemperature is 24.6∼25.1°C; after transplanting ten days the lowest daily temperature effective effective accumulated temperature is 66.46∼70.65°C, the highest daily temperature effective effective accumulated temperature is 78.08∼83.28°C, the daily geotemperature effective accumulated temperature is 104.72∼106.71 apart from the ground 10cm, which offers reference for the development of subsurface drip irrtigation. © 2011 IEEE.


Wei C.,Shihezi University | Li M.-S.,Modern Water
ICAE 2011 Proceedings: 2011 International Conference on New Technology of Agricultural Engineering | Year: 2011

Directed at the application conditions of field water-saving irrigation technology and the existed problems of transportation engineering, in combination with the topography, climate of Xinjiang and requirements of the field micro sprinkler technology on the water quality, pointing out the advantageous application conditions and its necessity of developing pipeline transportation and distribution water irrigation systems, introducing development conditions and obtained benefits of domestic and abroad pipeline transportation and distribution water irrigation systems, putting forward the resolved problems and the related benefits of developing pipeline transportation and distribution water irrigation systems, which offers reference meanings for water-saving irrigation development policy of Xinjiang and similar districts. © 2011 IEEE.


Trademark
Modern Water | Date: 2012-10-15

Chemicals, bacterial cultures, and biochemical, immunoassay and diagnostic reagents used in industry and science; Chemical preparations and products for the desalination and purification of drinking water, and the testing of water and waste water for toxicity, trace metals and environmental contaminants; Water treatment chemical and biochemical reagents, oxidizing, coagulation and flocculation agents and preparations for scientific purposes; bacterial cultures and chemicals for use in assaying, environmental water testing used in industry and science; diagnostic kits consisting primarily of bacterial cultures, immunoreagents, and chemicals for use in the monitoring of toxicity of water, used in industry and science. Scientific instruments and analyzers for directly detecting toxicity, trace metals, contaminants and environmental pollutants; bio-sensors for detecting toxic substances, trace metals and environmental contaminants in relation to scientific and research use; electronic instruments for measuring and monitoring toxicity in the nature of trace metals, contaminants and environmental pollutants in water and soil; scientific instruments for measuring, testing and detecting contaminants and environmental pollutants in drinking water, waste water, soil, and solid matter; electronic monitoring instruments, other than for medical use, namely, luminometers, colorimeters, photometers, and fluorometers; apparatus for use in assaying, namely, cuvettes, pipettes, pipette tips, beakers, racks, volumetric flasks, filters, and non-medical aspirators; Electrocoagulation apparatus for the purpose of removing trace metals, general toxicity and contaminants in water for use in industry and science; analytical testing systems, namely, luminometers, photometers and colorimeters and laboratory accessories therefore, namely, cuvettes, pipettes, and non-medical aspirators, all for the detection and measurement of toxicity in liquids and solids; Computer software for equipment operation and data reduction and display, for use with the aforesaid goods. Water and waste water treatment apparatus, installations and plants, namely, reverse osmosis units, forward osmosis units, water filtration units, membrane filtration units, water sterilization units, water purifying apparatus, water and wastewater concentration units, water recovery units, water desalination plants, sewage treatment plants; desalination apparatus, installations and plant, namely, water desalination units and plants, intake systems, pre-treatment systems, membrane desalination units, thermal desalination units and post-treatment systems; sewage treatment apparatus, installations and plant, namely, thickening and dewatering machines for use in treatment of liquids including water, industrial effluent and sewage, apparatus and installations for decomposing toxic substances in water, sewage treatment plants, biological treatment units, chemical treatment units, filtration units, aeration units and membrane treatment units; water supply apparatus, namely, water purification, sedimentation and filtration apparatus for clarification, thickening and filtration of water, waste water and industrial water, regulating accessories for water supply, namely, metered valves and pipes. Construction, installation, maintenance and repair of water, waste water and solid waste testing, treatment and monitoring apparatus and equipment and of facilities and plant for the testing, treatment and monitoring water, waste water and solid waste; construction, installation, maintenance and repair of desalination apparatus, installations and plant; consultancy services relating to the aforesaid. Water treatment and purification services; waste water treatment and water recycling services; water desalination services; Water reclamation services; recycling of waste, namely, recovery of materials from liquids and solids. scientific and technological services and research and design relating thereto in field of desalination and purification of drinking water, and the testing of water and waste water for toxicity, trace metals and environmental contaminants; industrial analysis and research services relating to the desalination and purification of drinking water, and the testing of water and waste water for toxicity, trace metals and environmental contaminants; environmental monitoring of water quality, presence of trace metals, toxicity and environmental contaminants; environmental analysis and monitoring of water quality in relation to presence of trace metals, general toxicity and contaminants in water; Scientific and technological services, namely, toxicity analysis in the field of environmental monitoring of water quality, presence of trace metals, toxicity and environmental contaminants.


Trademark
Modern Water | Date: 2012-06-13

Chemicals, bacterial cultures and reagents used in industry and science; chemical preparations and products for the treatment and testing of water and waste water; water treatment reagents, agents and preparations; bacterial cultures and chemicals for use in assaying , environmental and water testing; diagnostic kits, chemicals, bacterial cultures and reagents to monitor the toxicity of water; preparations of bioluminescent microorganisms, chemical reagents, test kits comprising diluents, osmotic adjusting solutions and bacterial solutions, all for the non-medical detection and measurement of toxicity in liquids and solids. Scientific, measuring and checking (supervision) apparatus and instruments; bio-sensors; electronic-based instruments for measuring and monitoring toxicity; electronic-based instruments for measuring and monitoring water quality; water, waste water and solid waste testing instrumentation for monitoring and detecting contamination; scientific instruments for measuring, testing and detecting contaminants and environmental pollutants; electronic monitoring instruments, other than for medical use; apparatus for use in assaying ; apparatus for use in electrocoagulation; analytical testing systems, namely, electronic photometric analyzers and accessories therefor, namely, cuvettes, pipettes and non-medical aspirators, all for the detection and measurement of toxicity in liquids and solids; Computer software relating to and/or for use with the aforesaid goods. Water and waste water treatment apparatus, installations and plant; desalination apparatus, installations and plant; sewage treatment apparatus, installations and plant; water supply apparatus. Construction, installation, maintenance and repair of water, waste water and solid waste testing, treatment and monitoring apparatus and equipment and of facilities and plant for the testing, treatment and monitoring water , waste water and solid waste; construction, installation, maintenance and repair of desalination apparatus, installations and plant; consultancy services relating to the aforesaid. Treatment of materials; water treatment and purification services; waste water treatment and water recycling services; water desalination services; rental of water treatment equipment; consultancy services relating to the aforesaid. Scientific and technological services and research and design relating thereto; industrial analysis and research services; environmental testing, monitoring and inspection services; analysis and monitoring of water quality; toxicity analysis; consultancy services relating to the aforesaid.


Trademark
Modern Water | Date: 2012-06-13

Chemicals, bacterial cultures and reagents used in industry and science; chemical preparations and products for the treatment and testing of water and waste water; water treatment reagents, agents and preparations; bacterial cultures and chemicals for use in assaying , environmental and water testing; diagnostic kits, chemicals, bacterial cultures and reagents to monitor the toxicity of water; preparations of bioluminescent microorganisms, chemical reagents, test kits comprising diluents, osmotic adjusting solutions and bacterial solutions, all for the non-medical detection and measurement of toxicity in liquids and solids. Scientific, measuring and checking (supervision) apparatus and instruments; bio-sensors; electronic-based instruments for measuring and monitoring toxicity; electronic-based instruments for measuring and monitoring water quality; water, waste water and solid waste testing instrumentation for monitoring and detecting contamination; scientific instruments for measuring, testing and detecting contaminants and environmental pollutants; electronic monitoring instruments, other than for medical use; apparatus for use in assaying ; apparatus for use in electrocoagulation; analytical testing systems, namely, electronic photometric analyzers and accessories therefor, namely, cuvettes, pipettes and non-medical aspirators, all for the detection and measurement of toxicity in liquids and solids; Computer software relating to and/or for use with the aforesaid goods. Water and waste water treatment apparatus, installations and plant; desalination apparatus, installations and plant; sewage treatment apparatus, installations and plant; water supply apparatus. Construction, installation, maintenance and repair of water, waste water and solid waste testing, treatment and monitoring apparatus and equipment and of facilities and plant for the testing, treatment and monitoring water , waste water and solid waste; construction, installation, maintenance and repair of desalination apparatus, installations and plant; consultancy services relating to the aforesaid. Treatment of materials; water treatment and purification services; waste water treatment and water recycling services; water desalination services; rental of water treatment equipment; consultancy services relating to the aforesaid. Scientific and technological services and research and design relating thereto; industrial analysis and research services; environmental testing, monitoring and inspection services; analysis and monitoring of water quality; toxicity analysis; consultancy services relating to the aforesaid.


Trademark
Modern Water | Date: 2016-07-19

Athletic sporting goods, namely, adhesive tape for hockey stick and uniform support.


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