Nanowood for desalination

https://mse.umd.edu/news/story/wood-you-like-some-fresh-water

Desalination and filtration is oft used in shrimp processing facilities and freshwater is also required in hatcheries.

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Water solutions without a grain of salt – Monash University

https://www.monash.edu/news/articles/water-solutions-without-a-grain-of-salt

As always water technology to do with marine environments is important in the shrimp industry.

BBC News: Temperature maps from space would ‘boost crop production’.

BBC News – Temperature maps from space would ‘boost crop production’

What – EU does not have this already in place? Or is this a fund raising exercise? 

Back in the 1980s and in South America we had access to NASA satellite pictures of our shrimp ponds in Ecuador. Idea was to use color and heat signature of 30 hectare ponds to calculate water/feed requirements – with feeding by modified crop duster plane and water exchange capabilities for pond algal growth.

It was too expensive and anyway better to have on ground analysis for rapid response – especially in proactive preventative pond culture husbandry. Yes shrimp farming was about growing and maintaining algal blooms in those days and efficiencies on fertilizers and water exchanges. Uneaten feed acted as fertilizer as well. 

This UK announce project seems to be using NASA technology also.

With the advent of agTech localized drones I wonder if this is really necessary for crop production and management. 

Catalytic antimicrobial robots for biofilm eradication.

Biofilms are an emerging issue in shrimp processing and in production systems. They can harbor antimicrobial resistant (AMR) bacteria. Methods to control and eradicate need to be looked at.

https://robotics.sciencemag.org/content/4/29/eaaw2388.full

Well shine a “blue” light….on shrimp Staph…..what is current shrimp farming HR standards on worker bacterial infections? Allowing workers to use Chloramphenicol?

Harvesting shrimp in the old days meant getting down and dirty pond side. Rostra punctures and cuts were the norm. These would rapidly get staph infected and workers would wipe eyes, transfer infection etc.

My cure was garlic to clean cuts. But many use chloramphenicol as cheap and very effective. Of course plastic eye drop bottles get chucked….!

Farm HR protocols may not be tight in that aspect of supporting workers in hazardous jobs. Would be interesting to see what standards policies are….

Blue light might work also somewhere in chain…

Link here

New water sterilization process.

Supposed to replace chlorine but more effectively?

Would it work in sterilizing guts of raw whole shrimp? Solve superbug in shrimp problem?

Or for exported water on shrimp glaze (6-30% weight exported).

Link here