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Thursday, June 13, 2013

Featured Issues: Journal of Applied Sciences and Environmental Management Vol.15 No. 2, 3, 4

This is the first time we are featuring the Journal of Applied Sciences and Environmental Management on our blog! We will be posting some highlights from both volumes 15 and 16 over the next few days. Today we are featuring vol.15 no.2, 3, & 4:

"Effects of dietary cottonseed meal protein levels on growth and feed utilization of Nile tilapia, Oreochromis niloticus" by Agbo et al. in vol. 15 no. 2 studies the effects of cottonseed meal as the protein source in the diet of Oreochromis niloticus, also known as Nile tilapia. The study found that cottonseed meal did not significantly impact the nutritional health or growth of the tilapia, and it also proves to be cost effective. For full details of this article and other articles from this issue, go to: http://www.bioline.org.br/titles?id=ja&year=2011&vol=15&num=02&keys=v15n2

Have you ever wondered how rice is made suitable to eat? Vol. 15 no.3 contains the article "Application of Time Study Model in Rice Milling Firm: A Case Study" by Odior & Oyawale, which looks at the process of rice milling, a process essential for producing both white and brown rice for human consumption. Care must be taken not to break the rice kernels, as broken rice kernels are not included in the final product. Want to find out more about how long it takes to mill a 50-kilogram bag of rice? Click here: http://www.bioline.org.br/abstract?id=ja11083&lang=en As always, if you would like to check out more articles from vol.15 no.3, here is the table of contents: http://www.bioline.org.br/titles?id=ja&year=2011&vol=15&num=03&keys=v15n3

Solid waste can pose a big problem in urban cities. Benin, Nigeria is no exception. Waste management poses an issue to the area, as waste can be seen in large piles around buildings and unused land. The article "A Study of the Solid Waste Chain in Benin Metropolis, Nigeria" by Igbinomwanhia & Ohwovoriole follows how solid waste is handled and the process in which it is managed. The results of this study draws some interesting conclusions as to how and why the current solid waste management system is problematic. Igbinomwanhia & Ohwovoriole also provide suggestions as to what can be improved. For this article and others from vol.15 no.4, go to: http://www.bioline.org.br/titles?id=ja&year=2011&vol=15&num=04&keys=v15n4

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