Desert Olive Oil Cultivation

Desert Olive Oil Cultivation
Author: Zeev Wiesman
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2009-06-24
ISBN: 9780080921426
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Desert Olive Oil Cultivation Book Excerpt:

Due to the adverse stress conditions typical of olive cultivation in desert conditions, the olive tree is responding with production of high levels of antioxidant substances. Among these substances are polyphenols, tocopherols, and phytosterols. Studies have shown that saline irrigated varieties of olives have demonstrated advantages over those irrigated with tap water. This is just one of the aspects of desert cultivation of olives that is covered in Desert Olive Oil Advanced Biotechnologies. Based on 20 years of research, the book expounds on the appropriate selection of olive varieties with high productivity and oil quality, the impact of foliar nutrition on decreasing alternate bearing and increasing fruit quality, improving efficiency of mechanical harvesting, and increasing efficiency of oil extraction and oil quality regulating analysis. Addresses olive cultivation methods for semi-arid environments Focuses on intensive cultivation using saline and municipal waste recycled irrigation water and their significant impact on the production and nutritional value of olive oil Integrated and multidisciplinary approaches providing a comprehensive view of the desert olive industry Provides key considerations including ecological, biotechnological, agricultural and political impacts

Desert Olive Oil Cultivation

Desert Olive Oil Cultivation
Author: Zeev Wiesman
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2009
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Olive Oil

Olive Oil
Author: Dimitrios Boskou
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 524
Release: 2012-02-01
ISBN: 9533079215
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Olive Oil Book Excerpt:

The health-promoting effects attributed to olive oil, and the development of the olive oil industry have intensified the quest for new information, stimulating wide areas of research. This book is a source of recently accumulated information. It covers a broad range of topics from chemistry, technology, and quality assessment, to bioavailability and function of important molecules, recovery of bioactive compounds, preparation of olive oil-based functional products, and identification of novel pharmacological targets for the prevention and treatment of certain diseases.

Integrated and Hybrid Process Technology for Water and Wastewater Treatment

Integrated and Hybrid Process Technology for Water and Wastewater Treatment
Author: Abdul Wahab Mohammad,Wei Lun Ang
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 698
Release: 2021-08-25
ISBN: 0128230568
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Integrated and Hybrid Process Technology for Water and Wastewater Treatment Book Excerpt:

Tackling the issue of water and wastewater treatment nowadays requires novel approaches to ensure that sustainable development can be achieved. Water and wastewater treatment should not be seen only as an end-of-pipe solution but instead the approach should be more holistic and lead to a more sustainable process. This requires the integration of various methods/processes to obtain the most optimized design. Integrated and Hybrid Process Technology for Water and Wastewater Treatment discusses the state-of-the-art development in integrated and hybrid treatment processes and their applications to the treatment of a vast variety of water and wastewater sources. The approaches taken in this book are categorized as (i) resources recovery and consumption, (ii) optimal performance, (iii) physical and environmental footprints, (iv) zero liquid discharge concept and are (v) regulation-driven. Through these categories, readers will see how such an approach could benefit the water and wastewater industry. Each chapter discusses challenges and prospects of an integrated treatment process in achieving sustainable development. This book serves as a platform to provide ideas and to bridge the gap between laboratory-scale research and practical industry application. Includes comprehensive coverage on integrated and hybrid technology for water and wastewater treatment Takes a new approach in looking at how water and wastewater treatment contributes to sustainable development Provides future direction of research in sustainable water and wastewater treatment

Management and Development of Agricultural and Natural Resources in Egypt s Desert

Management and Development of Agricultural and Natural Resources in Egypt s Desert
Author: Ahmed A. Elkhouly,Abdelazim Negm
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 552
Release: 2021-05-31
ISBN: 3030731618
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Management and Development of Agricultural and Natural Resources in Egypt s Desert Book Excerpt:

This book reviews the economic potential of various natural resources found in the Egyptian deserts that could help fill the food gap in Egypt, e.g., the date palm, olives, and domestic animals. Bearing in mind that the entire country is subject to arid or hyperarid climatic conditions, only a small portion (3% of total area) is agriculturally productive in comparison, the dominant deserts. These aspects, combined with a growing population (ca. 100 million citizens) and water resources scarcity, have produced severe adverse effects on natural resource utilization. This book presents innovative methods for addressing desert soil's key problems (soil erosion, salinity, pollution, decreased fertility, minerals, and weed and pest control). Its goal is to help authorities reclaim the desert and optimally utilize the minerals and the available natural resources to support the sustainability agenda 2030. Besides, it offers researchers guidance on remaining gaps and future research directions. Lastly and importantly, it provides essential information on investment opportunities in desert cultivation, such as the fields of food, fodder, and medicinal plants.

Fiber Optic Sensors

Fiber Optic Sensors
Author: Moh Yasin,Hamzah Arof,Sulaiman Wadi Harun
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 524
Release: 2012-02-22
ISBN: 9533079223
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fiber Optic Sensors Book Excerpt:

This book presents a comprehensive account of recent advances and researches in fiber optic sensor technology. It consists of 21 chapters encompassing the recent progress in the subject, basic principles of various sensor types, their applications in structural health monitoring and the measurement of various physical, chemical and biological parameters. It also highlights the development of fiber optic sensors, their applications by providing various new methods for sensing and systems, and describing recent developments in fiber Bragg grating, tapered optical fiber, polymer optical fiber, long period fiber grating, reflectometry and interefometry based sensors. Edited by three scientists with a wide knowledge of the field and the community, the book brings together leading academics and practitioners in a comprehensive and incisive treatment of the subject. This is an essential reference for researchers working and teaching in optical fiber sensor technology, and for industrial users who need to be aware of current developments and new areas in optical fiber sensor devices.

Water Scarcity and Sustainable Agriculture in Semiarid Environment

Water Scarcity and Sustainable Agriculture in Semiarid Environment
Author: Ivan Francisco Garcia Tejero,Victor Hugo Duran Zuazo
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 582
Release: 2018-01-03
ISBN: 0128131659
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Water Scarcity and Sustainable Agriculture in Semiarid Environment Book Excerpt:

Water Scarcity and Sustainable Agriculture in Semiarid Environment: Tools, Strategies and Challenges for Woody Crops explores the complex relationship between water scarcity and climate change, agricultural water-use efficiency, crop-water stress management and modeling water scarcity in woody crops. Understanding these cause- and effect relationships and identifying the most appropriate responses are critical for sustainable crop production. The book focuses on Mediterranean environments to explain how to determine the most appropriate strategy and implement an effective plan; however, core concepts are translational to other regions. Informative for those working in agricultural water management, irrigation and drainage, crop physiology and sustainable agriculture. Focuses on semi-arid crops including olive, vine, citrus, almonds, peach, nectarine, plum, subtropical fruits and others Explores crop physiological responses to drought at plant, cellular and/or molecular levels Presents tool options for assessing crop-water status and irrigation scheduling

Advanced Intelligent Systems for Sustainable Development AI2SD 2020

Advanced Intelligent Systems for Sustainable Development  AI2SD   2020
Author: Janusz Kacprzyk,Valentina E. Balas,Mostafa Ezziyyani
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 1152
Release: 2022-03-11
ISBN: 3030906337
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advanced Intelligent Systems for Sustainable Development AI2SD 2020 Book Excerpt:

This book publishes the best papers accepted and presented at the 3rd edition of the International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Systems for Sustainable Development Applied to Agriculture, Energy, Health, Environment, Industry, Education, Economy, and Security (AI2SD’2020). This conference is one of the biggest amalgamations of eminent researchers, students, and delegates from both academia and industry where the collaborators have an interactive access to emerging technology and approaches globally. In this book, readers find the latest ideas addressing technological issues relevant to all areas of the social and human sciences for sustainable development. Due to the nature of the conference with its focus on innovative ideas and developments, the book provides the ideal scientific and brings together very high-quality chapters written by eminent researchers from different disciplines, to discover the most recent developments in scientific research.

Visional Studies in Agricultural and Aquatic Science

Visional Studies in Agricultural and Aquatic Science
Author: Banu YÜCEL,Mustafa Tolga TOLON
Publsiher: Akademisyen Kitabevi
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2020-06-05
ISBN: 6052588977
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Molecular Aspects of Plant Beneficial Microbes in Agriculture

Molecular Aspects of Plant Beneficial Microbes in Agriculture
Author: Vivek Sharma,Richa Salwan
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 454
Release: 2020-03-12
ISBN: 0128184698
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Molecular Aspects of Plant Beneficial Microbes in Agriculture Book Excerpt:

Molecular Aspects of Plant Beneficial Microbes in Agriculture explores their diverse interactions, including the pathogenic and symbiotic relationship which leads to either a decrease or increase in crop productivity. Focusing on these environmentally-friendly approaches, the book explores their potential in changing climatic conditions. It presents the exploration and regulation of beneficial microbes in offering sustainable and alternative solutions to the use of chemicals in agriculture. The beneficial microbes presented here are capable of contributing to nutrient balance, growth regulators, suppressing pathogens, orchestrating immune response and improving crop performance. The book also offers insights into the advancements in DNA technology and bioinformatic approaches which have provided in-depth knowledge about the molecular arsenal involved in mineral uptake, nitrogen fixation, growth promotion and biocontrol attributes.

Made for Paradise

Made for Paradise
Author: Patricia Hart Terry
Publsiher: New Hope Publishers
Total Pages: 254
Release: 2006-11-21
ISBN: 9781596690851
Category: Health & Fitness
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Made for Paradise Book Excerpt:

Made for Paradise reveals to us that, in the beginning, God created a paradise with everything we would need for perfect, healthy living--healthy eating, physical exercise, and rest. God's creation provided for our complete wellness. The fabulous part is--He designed this paradise for you!

Probiotics and Plant Health

Probiotics and Plant Health
Author: Vivek Kumar,Manoj Kumar,Shivesh Sharma,Ram Prasad
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 600
Release: 2017-06-30
ISBN: 9811034737
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Probiotics and Plant Health Book Excerpt:

This book primarily focuses on microbial colonization, its role in plant growth and nutrient cycling, mycorrhizae, and providing an overview of phytospheric microorganisms in sustainable crop systems. Despite the advances made in the study of plant-microbe synergism, the relation between microbes and plant health in the context of food security, soil nutrient management, human and plant health is still largely unexplored. Addressing that gap, the book presents reviews and original research articles that highlight the latest discoveries in plant probiotics, their specificity, diversity and function. Additional sections addressing nutrient management, human health, and plant microbiome management to improve plant productivity round out the coverage.

Cocoa Butter and Related Compounds

Cocoa Butter and Related Compounds
Author: Nissim Garti,Neil R. Widlak
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 540
Release: 2015-08-24
ISBN: 012804344X
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cocoa Butter and Related Compounds Book Excerpt:

This book covers the progress of the last 10 years of studies on cocoa butter. Descriptions of several aspects, including physical characteristics such as rheology, hardness, melt profiles, etc., studied by new and advanced techniques are included. Similarly, the polymorphism of cocoa butter is reconsidered in light of studies done by synchrotron DSC, FTIR, and SAXS techniques. These data are complemented by new understandings on the cause of the crystallization and transitions of the polymorphs. Other aspects such as the effect of minor components, emulsifiers, and other fats are discussed in great detail in this book. Brings together all that is known about cocoa butter into one book Describes physical characteristics of cocoa butter including rheology, hardness, and melt profiles Reconsiders polymorphism of cocoa butter in light of recent studies by various analytical techniques Presents new understandings on the cause of crystallization and transitions of polymorphs

Genetic Diversity Assessment and Marker Assisted Selection in Crops

Genetic Diversity Assessment and Marker Assisted Selection in Crops
Author: Francesco Mercati,Francesco Sunseri
Publsiher: MDPI
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2021-05-31
ISBN: 3036508546
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Genetic Diversity Assessment and Marker Assisted Selection in Crops Book Excerpt:

The exploitation of biodiversity is essential to select resilient genotypes for sustainable cropping systems as one of the main challenges for plant breeding. Mapping traits of agronomic interest in specific genomic regions appears as another pivotal effort for the future development of novel cultivars. For this purpose, there is evidence that MAGIC and other exotic populations will play a major role in the coming years in allowing for impressive gains in plant breeding for developing new generations of improved cultivars. This Special Issue focused on the application of advanced technologies devoted to crop improvement and exploit the available biodiversity in crops. In detail, next-generation sequencing (NGS) technologies supported the development of high-density genotyping arrays for different plants included in this issue.

Nutritional Composition of Fruit Cultivars

Nutritional Composition of Fruit Cultivars
Author: Monique Simmonds,Victor R. Preedy
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 796
Release: 2015-10-16
ISBN: 0124080642
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nutritional Composition of Fruit Cultivars Book Excerpt:

Nutritional Composition of Fruit Cultivars provides readers with the latest information on the health related properties of foods, making the documentation of the nutritive value of historical cultivars especially urgent, especially before they are lost and can't be effectively compared to modern cultivars. Because there is considerable diversity and a substantial body of the compositional studies directed towards commercial varieties, this information is useful for identifying traits and features that may be transposed from one variety to another. In addition, compositional and sensory features may also be used for commercialization and to characterize adulteration. Detailed characterization of cultivars can be used to identify "super-foods". Alternatively, unmasked historical cultivars may be the focus of reinvigorated commercial practices. Each chapter in this book has sections on the botanical aspects, the composition of traditional or ancient cultivars, the composition of modern cultivars, a focus on areas of research, the specialty of the communicating author of each chapter, and summary points. Presents the botanical aspects and composition of both traditional and modern plants, including in-depth insight into current research, and overall summary points for each fruit for consistent comparison and ease of reference Provides important information in the consideration of preservation, transference, or re-introduction of historical/traditional cultivars into current crop science Provides details on compositional and sensory parameters, from aroma and taste to micro- and macronutrients Includes data on nutraceuticals and novel components that have proven to impact on, or be important in, food quality, storage, processing, storage, and marketing

Hunter Olive Handbook

Hunter Olive Handbook
Author: Hunter Olive Association (HOA)
Publsiher: Australian eBook Publisher
Total Pages: 139
Release: 2016-11-05
ISBN: 1925427897
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hunter Olive Handbook Book Excerpt:

This is a practical handbook for those growing olives and for those who are thinking about doing so. These guidelines are factual and concise. The vast majority of olive growers in this country are small growers with less than 2000 trees in their grove. In the main they are searching for information and hungry for guidance. They are the heart of the industry, and this book is for them.

Ecosystem Based Adaptation

Ecosystem Based Adaptation
Author: Arvind Kumar
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 700
Release: 2022-02-25
ISBN: 0128156910
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ecosystem Based Adaptation Book Excerpt:

Ecosystem-Based Adaptation: Approaches to Sustainable Management of Aquatic Resources presents a close examination of the role of ecosystem-based adaptation in managing river basins, aquifers, flood plains and their vegetation to provide water storage and flood regulation. Furthermore, the book explores improved ecosystem-based services for managing floods, conservation of water and its resources (including watersheds), avoiding water scarcity, and ensuring long-term water security planning, all in the context of sustainable development goals. This book will help scientists pave the way for easy implementation of sustainable development goals, ensuring a secure and sustainable future. Presents information in an easy-to-follow manner using tables, figures and graphs where applicable, along with case studies from all continents Provides a reference for experts to use as an authoritative source to support environmental action and regulation Delineates the role of ecosystem-based adaptation in sustainable management and in the restoration of watershed forests and wetlands

Olives and Olive Oil as Functional Foods

Olives and Olive Oil as Functional Foods
Author: Apostolos Kiritsakis,Fereidoon Shahidi
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 688
Release: 2017-06-15
ISBN: 111913532X
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Olives and Olive Oil as Functional Foods Book Excerpt:

The only single-source reference on the science of olives and olive oil nutrition and health benefits Olives and Olive Oil as Functional Foods is the first comprehensive reference on the science of olives and olive oil. While the main focus of the book is on the fruit’s renowned health-sustaining properties, it also provides an in-depth coverage of a wide range of topics of vital concern to producers and researchers, including post-harvest handling, packaging, analysis, sensory evaluation, authentication, waste product utilization, global markets, and much more. People have been cultivating olives for more than six millennia, and olives and olive oil have been celebrated in songs and legends for their life-sustaining properties since antiquity. However, it is only within the last several decades that the unique health benefits of their consumption have become the focus of concerted scientific studies. It is now known that olives and olive oil contain an abundance of phenolic antioxidants, as well as the anti-cancer compounds such as squalene and terpenoids. This centerpiece of the Mediterranean diet has been linked to a greatly reduced risk of heart disease and lowered cancer risk. Bringing together contributions from some of the world’s foremost experts on the subject, this book: Addresses the importance of olives and olive oil for the agricultural economy and the relevance of its bioactive components to human health Explores the role that olive oil plays in reducing oxidative stress in cells-a well-known risk factor in human health Provides important information about new findings on olive oil and lipids which reviews the latest research Explores topics of interest to producers, processors, and researchers, including the fruit’s chemical composition, processing considerations, quality control, safety, traceability, and more Edited by two scientists world-renowned for their pioneering work on olive oil and human health, this book is an indispensable source of timely information and practical insights for agricultural and food scientists, nutritionists, dieticians, physicians, and all those with a professional interest in food, nutrition, and health.

Sustainable Energy Water Environment Nexus in Deserts

Sustainable Energy Water Environment Nexus in Deserts
Author: Essam Heggy,Veronica Bermudez,Marc Vermeersch
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 843
Release: 2022-05-27
ISBN: 3030760812
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainable Energy Water Environment Nexus in Deserts Book Excerpt:

This book addresses challenges and opportunities in the Energy-Water-Environment (EWE) nexus, with a particular focus on research and technology development requirements in harsh desert climates. Its chapters include selected contributions presented during the 1st international conference on sustainable Energy-Water-Environment nexus in desert climates (ICSEWEN-19) held at the Qatar Environment and Energy Research Institute (QEERI) in Doha, Qatar in December 2019. This volume is comprised of three main chapters, each describing important case studies and progress on water, energy and environmental questions. A fourth chapter on policies and community outreach on these three areas is also included. This compilation aims to bridge the gap between research and industry to address the socioeconomic impacts of the nexus imbalance as perceived by scientists, industrial partners, and policymakers. The content of this book is of particular importance to graduate students, researchers and decision makers interested in understanding water, energy and environmental challenges in arid areas. Re searchers in environmental and civil engineering, chemistry, hydrology and environmental science can also find unique in-situ observations of the current nexus imbalance in deserts climate to validate their investigations. It is also an invaluable guide for industry professionals working in water, energy, environment and food sectors to understand the rapidly evolving landscape of the EWE nexus in arid areas. The analyses, observations and lessons-learned summarized herein are applicable to other arid areas outside North Africa and the Arabian Peninsula as well, such as central Australia, the southwest of the United States and deserts in central Asia.

A Hermit s Cookbook

A Hermit s Cookbook
Author: Andrew Jotischky
Publsiher: A&C Black
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2011-06-02
ISBN: 1441181652
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Hermit s Cookbook Book Excerpt:

The Egyptian hermit Onuphrios was said to have lived entirely on dates, and perhaps the most famous of all hermits, John the Baptist, on locusts and wild honey. Was it really possible to sustain life on so little food? The history of monasticism is defined by the fierce and passionate abandonment of the ordinary comforts of life, the most striking being food and drink. A Hermit's Cookbook opens with stories and pen-portraits of the Desert Fathers of early Christianity and their followers who were ascetic solitaries, hermits and pillar-dwellers. It proceeds to explore how the ideals of the desert fathers were revived in both the Byzantine and western traditions, looking at the cultivation of food in monasteries, eating and cooking, and why hunting animals was rejected by any self-respecting hermit. Full of rich anecdotes, and including recipes for basic monk's stew and bread soup - and many others - this is a fascinating story of hermits, monks, food and fasting in the Middle Ages.