agricultural wastes

agricultural wastes

[¦ag·rə¦kəl·chə·rəl ′wāsts]
(agriculture)
Those liquid or solid wastes that result from agricultural practices, such as cattle manure, crop residue (for example, corn stalks), pesticides, and fertilizers.
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Although activated carbon can be made from agricultural wastes, the costs currently associated with it are high.
A while ago a project was set up to provide agricultural waste containers and to open a factory for this waste to be reused, but the idea was not implemented because of difficulties in separating various agricultural wastes.
SVCC has also prepared studies for the use of coal and agricultural wastes, but company officials said that the application of alternative energy sources suggested by the government will take at least 12 months.
The plant would turn agricultural wastes, livestock slurry, poultry litter and commercial food wastes into gas that can be generated into electricity for sale to the local grid.
Pangasinan -- An Indonesian company is eyeing this agricultural town to be the site of a power plant that will utilize agricultural wastes as fuel.
The mixture of agricultural wastes like mustard sticks and the sesame seeds oilcake are used as bio-fuel.
Agricultural wastes are widely available, renewable and virtually free, hence they can be an important resource [15].
Topics covered include current laws and legislative issues related to animal waste and hazardous substances, reprocessing and protein enrichment of agricultural wastes by thermophilic aerobic digestion, fly ash use in agriculture, and the use and impact of pesticides.
The project will use renewable sources such as wood and agricultural wastes, rather than food crops, for producing hydrogen.
The CAVD technology uses feed stocks, including automobile shredder residue (ASR), carpet waste, citrus waste, tobacco waste, wood waste, agricultural wastes, among others, to create oil and gas.
Some observers see promise in "cellulosic" ethanol, which uses agricultural wastes and other plant matter as its "feedstock.
Dr Yiqi Yang, Professor of textile science at the University of Nebraska said: "With millions of tons of chicken feathers and rice straw available worldwide each year, these agricultural wastes represent an abundant, cheap and renewable alternative to petroleum-based synthetic fibres.

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