Sugar processing takes a surprising chemical journey. Initial extraction from crop plants such as sugar cane and sugar beets takes out sugars along with other dissolved compounds and fine particles. The juicing process is intended to remove pulp, but small particles will inevitably pass through the pulp screens. These non-sugar components are removed as the [...]
Dairy and feedlot management can be more of an art form than a science due to a lack of quantitative feedback in real time. One way of obtaining additional information about ruminant health is through the measurement of its stomach contents. When making alterations to animal management to improve dairy and beef production, pH measurements [...]
Bottled beverages, whether it’s drinking water or soft drinks, always start with clean, pure water. Because of variability in the taste of municipal drinking water, bottling plants treat water on-site to ensure quality of the final product. All water is disinfected prior to contact with plant equipment, and the equipment itself is disinfected. The water [...]
Sensorex is happy to announce the partnership on an exciting project with Pima County’s Southwest Water Campus team to demonstrate potable reuse throughout Arizona. The Pima County Southwest team won the $250,000 New Arizona Prize: Water Innovation Challenge to achieve its plan, which involves brewing beer using reclaimed water. To do this they have constructed [...]
Soil content and quality is a key factor of crop health. Physically, soil material and density affects water infiltration and retention. Chemically, soil pH affects nutrient availability and uptake. Biologically, enzyme content and bacterial content relate to the ability of soil to recycle nutrients and resist disturbance. While some soil characteristics are permanent qualities of [...]
Sensorex ORP sensors have been adopted by a group of researchers at the University of California at Santa Cruz to develop a solution that eliminates the need for toxic chemicals during strawberry production. Over the last decade, Sensorex ORP sensors have monitored oxidation reduction potential, a key soil parameter, in a series of field and [...]
Cow Water Processing Ultraviolet disinfection is permitted within milk production facilities and stipulations are provided by the FDA under the Pasteurized Milk Ordinance (PMO). One of the ways in which UV may be used in the dairy industry is in the creation of pasteurized equivalent water. The pasteurized product water reduces water consumption from external [...]
This 15 minute webinar recording explains how produce wash water is monitored to ensure that fruits and vegetables are kept safe and clean.
Cheese making is an artisan craft that can be a beloved hobby, a business, or both. With hundreds of varieties of cheese around the world, recipes and possibilities are endless. Skilled cheese makers refine each step in the process to achieve consistent and delicious results. The Cheese Making Process The cheese making process begins with [...]
Commercial and home brewers alike benefit from delivering distinctive yet consistent brews. How do brewers ensure that their signature beer comes out perfect every time? One secret to success is knowing how to measure beer pH.