International Journal of Environment & Agricultural Science

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Published Articles

Determination of polyphenol contents and developed the production process of guava leaves bagged tea (Psidium guajava L.)

Guava tree is also known as pomegranate phantom, scientific name Psidium guajava L., belongs to the Sim family Myrtaceae. Guava is native to tropical America, first described scientifically by Carl Linnaeus in 1753, then popularized and grown throughout tropical Africa and Asia [1]. According to Kakuo

Prediction of reference evapotranspiration in South Africa using an artificial intelligence approach

Correct estimation of reference evapotranspiration (ETo) is vital to the sustainability of water resources management practices around the world. A key factor in irrigation scheduling and development. This study adopted a Feed-forward back-propagation Artificial Neural Network (BP-ANN) model to predict ETo from temperature, rainfall, wind speed, relative humidity and determined the effect of different numbers of neurons and hidden layers on the predictive ability of BP-ANN models. ...

The phylogenetic history of the seagrass species Posidonia oceanica

Posidonia oceanica (Linnaeus) Delile is a marine Angiosperm, within the clade of Monocotyledonous, belonging to the order of Alismatidae. This plant is the most important endemic species of the Mediterranean Sea, protected by European legislation through the Habitat Directive 92/43/UE and classified as Priority Habitat within the Red List of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).

Impact of Synthetic Based Fluids and Base oil on Earthworm Toxicity

Recently Synthetic Based Fluids (SBFs) have replaced traditional Oil Based Fluids (OBFs) which have similar characteristics to those of OBFs and are environmental friendly. During drilling activities, they could be spilled into the soil, affecting its quality. Earthworms are bio-indicators that also influence the quality of the soil. Thus any adverse effect on earthworms indirectly ...

Lantana Camara Leaf Litter Mulching Improves Availability of Soil Nutrients And Yield of Rainfed Rice in Himalayan Mountains

In the Central Himalayan mountains in India, rainfed agriculture is the mainstay of local people. The rainfed crop fields are poor in soil fertility and crop yield, and require sustainable soil fertility management practices. Conventionally, huge amount of farm yard manure (FYM; consisting of nutrient poor leaf litter of the surrounding Oak and Pine forests) is applied in these crop fields to restore soil fertility. An experiment ...

Polyphenols, Tannins and Phytate Contents in Some Egyptian Legumes as Affected by Soaking and Germination Processes

Nutritional value of pulses is a widely accepted but the presence of anti nutritional factors in its composition imposes a restriction in its consumption. Soaking and germination process on the removal or reducing of (total phenolic, tannins and phytic acid) of commonly consumed legumes in Egypt were studied. ...

Modification of Polystyrene Via Pectin Graft-Copolymerization to Induce Biodegradability in Polymer Composites : Biodegradation and Metal Ion Sorption Studies

Modification of waste plastics with natural polymers offers an attractive route to induce biodegradability therein. The present paper discusses the optimum conditions for the grafting of pectin onto polystyrene. These graft copolymers were characterized with microscopic photographs, FTIR and biodegradability test carried out through soil burial and pure culture ...

Impact of Synthetic Based Fluids and Base oil on Earthworm Toxicity

Recently Synthetic Based Fluids (SBFs) have replaced traditional Oil Based Fluids (OBFs) which have similar characteristics to those of OBFs and are environmental friendly. During drilling activities, they could be spilled into the soil, affecting its quality. Earthworms are bio-indicators that also influence the quality of the soil. Thus any adverse effect on earthworms indirectly ...

Lantana Camara Leaf Litter Mulching Improves Availability of Soil Nutrients And Yield of Rainfed Rice in Himalayan Mountains

In the Central Himalayan mountains in India, rainfed agriculture is the mainstay of local people. The rainfed crop fields are poor in soil fertility and crop yield, and require sustainable soil fertility management practices. Conventionally, huge amount of farm yard manure (FYM; consisting of nutrient poor leaf litter of the surrounding Oak and Pine forests) is applied in these crop fields to restore soil fertility. An experiment ...

Polyphenols, Tannins and Phytate Contents in Some Egyptian Legumes as Affected by Soaking and Germination Processes

Nutritional value of pulses is a widely accepted but the presence of anti nutritional factors in its composition imposes a restriction in its consumption. Soaking and germination process on the removal or reducing of (total phenolic, tannins and phytic acid) of commonly consumed legumes in Egypt were studied. ...

Modification of Polystyrene Via Pectin Graft-Copolymerization to Induce Biodegradability in Polymer Composites : Biodegradation and Metal Ion Sorption Studies

Modification of waste plastics with natural polymers offers an attractive route to induce biodegradability therein. The present paper discusses the optimum conditions for the grafting of pectin onto polystyrene. These graft copolymers were characterized with microscopic photographs, FTIR and biodegradability test carried out through soil burial and pure culture ...

Evaluating the Effectiveness of a Practitioner Tool for Support Site-Specific Risk Management Planning: A Source Water Protection Implementation Case Study

Source water protection is the first of a five-part multi-barrier approach for protecting municipal drinking water supplies. Source Protection Planning is an approach to source water protection being implemented in Ontario under the authority of the Clean Water Act, 2006. Central to this approach is the development of site-specific Risk Management Plans (RMPs) between regulators and landowners. A critical problem associated ...

Monitoring of Land Reclamation Development in Newly Reclaimed Area in El-Mania Governorate, Egypt

Agricultural expansion is one of the main strategies for reducing the food gab in developing countries. In Egypt, land reclamation projects have been started for over 50 years and have a significant contribution to food production. Some of the newly reclaimed areas progressed well, while others faced some problems that decreased the production. Recently, a new project for land reclamation have been initiated to make an expansion towards the desert areas along the old agricultural land. ...

Seawater Desalination - Removal of Boron Rests From Desalinated Seawater:Boron Adsorption by Composite Magnetic Particles

The northern part gets an average of about 600 mm of rain annually, this can produce mineral water wells and drinking waters to a population of about 3-4 million humans. One of the major sweet water sources relies on Mt. ...

Synthetic Chemical Application in Aquaculture Production

The expansion of commercial aquaculture in meeting the demand placed upon its products by the increasing world population has necessitated the intensification in its production activities. Predominantly, the use of synthetic chemicals (compounds) in the prevention and treatment of disease outbreaks owing to pathogens, and in other operations to boost production. This in no doubt has compromised ...

Experimental Evaluation of Apple Drying Process In A Fluidized Bed Dryer

The drying rate of apple cubes was determined to utilize the shallow fluidized bed dryer. The drying process was performed at different drying temperatures and an air velocity of 3.1 m/s. The mass of apple cubes was measured every 5 minutes along with the wet and dry bulb temperatures and the dimension of apple cube sample. This procedure was continued until a steady state was reached. This study made available ...