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International Journal of Agricultural Resources, Governance and Ecology

International Journal of Agricultural Resources, Governance and Ecology (IJARGE)

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International Journal of Agricultural Resources, Governance and Ecology (3 papers in press)

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  • Fabrication of Thermal Insulations by Recycling of Rice Straw and Rice Husk Used for Energy Management Applications   Order a copy of this article
    by Eman Mohamed Gabr, Enas Arafa Ismail, Aziza El-Sayed El-Tabei 
    Abstract: Energy consumption and environmental protection are strongly connected. Thermal insulation is a poor conducting material. Thermal insulation applications for building and industrial sectors minimise both energy losses and green gases emissions. The objective of this work is the fabrication of thermal insulations by recycling rice wastes (rrw). Fabrication stages are preparation and grinding, adding several binders with different compositions. Then samples are compressed into discs; to test their thermal efficiency, handling, and usability. The best sample composition is (60% grinded rice wastes) and (40% additives of recycled dissolved foam and polyvinyl acetate). Painting the sample with thin protective layer of aerogel or rosin or epoxy improves thermo-mechanical performance of it. Initial estimation of an industrial case study improvement due to apply (rrw) is saving of fuel cost by 1,700,000 $/y and decrease of carbon emissions by 95%. Energy management and wastes recycle technique; have economic benefits and good environmental impact.
    Keywords: rice wastes recycle; binders; heat losses; energy management; environment protection; emission control; thermal insulations; thermomechanical performance; production evaluation.
    DOI: 10.1504/IJEWM.2023.10050951
  • A hybrid approach: impact of IoT in rice crop plant disease detection using image processing   Order a copy of this article
    by Shashank Chaudhary, Upendra Kumar, S.M. Farzan Ekram 
    Abstract: India has made tremendous progress towards food security in the recent years since its independence. Before the mid-1960s, India relied on imports and food aid to satisfy domestic needs. Now we all self-reliable in food grain production to fulfil our needs, but proper disease management system is required for timely disease detection. The use of agriculture science, like digital image processing and advanced techniques under internet of things (IoT) has reduced the computing time so allowing for considerably faster plant disease detection. In this paper, we propose the hybrid approach of IoT application with help of image processing technique. Digital camera and other smart devices are used to capture images and other important data directly from the farm. The collected data is forwarded to micro controller unit which process the various applications and classify the disease using image processing.
    Keywords: internet of things; IoT; sensor; image processing.

  • Waste management in tomato, onion, and potato crops towards a cleaner environment: insights and future perspectives   Order a copy of this article
    by Mohammad Rais, Prerna Gautam 
    Abstract: The connection between waste management and global warming is a well-established concept. The management of waste is crucial for every individual and business. Waste disposals have huge environmental effects and it causes serious anomalies. Some waste eventually decays and some do not. However, in the process of decomposition, it may smell or produce methane gas, which is volatile and adds to greenhouse gas emissions. The waste generation due to post-harvest losses in fruits and vegetables is a huge problem. The present paper addresses the problem of wastage in fruits and vegetables, particularly the tomato, onion, and potato (TOP) crops. The in-depth analysis of literature unfolds the current challenges and opportunities in the field. A discussion of the emerging problem to tackle the wastage of fruits and vegetables is discussed. The study gives policy recommendations to enhance value addition and the overall supply chain.
    Keywords: waste minimisation; post-harvest losses; clean and green environment; tomato; onion and potato; TOP crops; review study.