Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Beer Can Clean Our Polluted Waters

Enjoy a drink with an environmentally clean conscience - beer bran, a by-product of brewing beer from barley, can be used to clean polluted waters.

NOW there is another reason to enjoy that glass of cool beer on a hot summer evening. Beer bran, a by-product of brewing beer from barley, can be used to clean polluted waters.
Researchers at Kobe Pharmaceutical University in Japan have demonstrated that the bran adsorbs hazardous organic compounds including benzene and trichloroethylene (TCE) from chemical and industrial wastewater.

The US National Academy of Sciences reported last week that there is growing evidence that TCE, used in adhesives and paint, can cause cancer. The Environmental Protection Agency is carrying out a new risk assessment of the chemical.

Companies commonly use filters made from activated carbon to remove pollutants from water. The dry, porous material has a large surface area, allowing it to trap large quantities of impurities. However, it is expensive and energy-consuming to produce, as it is made by heating coal to around 900 °C, says Atsuko Adachi.

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AGRI-INFO/AUGUST 30, 2006



TITLE: BEER CAN CLEAN OUR POLLUTED WATERS


ALAM BA NINYO NA ANG BEER NA KARANIWANG INIINOM NGAYON NG MGA KALALAKIHAN MAGING NG MGA KABABAIHAN AY MALAKI ANG BENEPISYONG NAIBIBIGAY SA ATING KATUBIGAN SA BUONG PLANETA?

ITOY DAHIL SA ANG BY-PRODUCT NG BEER MULA SA BARLEY NA TINATAWAG NA BEER BRAN AY MAAARING LINISIN ANG MATINDING POLUSYON SA ATING KATUBIGAN.

SA GINAWANG PANANALIKSIK AT PAG-AARAL NA GINAWA NG MGA EKSPERTO MULA SA KOBE PHARMACEUTICAL UNIVERSITY SA BANSANG JAPAN, ANG BRAN AY MAY KAKAYANANG MA-ABSORB O MASIPSIP ANG NAKALALASONG ORGANIC COMPOUNDS.

TINUKOY DITO NG MGA EKSPERTO ANG MGA ORGANIC COMPOUND NA KINABIBILANGAN NG BENZENE AT TRICHLOROETHYLENE (TCE) NA KARANIWANG NASA CHEMICAL AT INDUSTRIAL WASTEWATERS.

LUMABAS NA SA NAUNANG PAG-AARAL NG MGA EKSPERTO NG US NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES NA DUMARAMI NA SA MGA GUMAGAMIT NG ADHESIVES O MGA PANDIKIT AT PINTURA AY NAGKAROON NG SAKIT NA KANSER DAHIL SA TCE.

ANG MGA KUMPANYA NGAYON AY GUMAGAMIT NG MGA FILTER NA GAWA SA ACTIVATED CARBON PARA MAALIS ANG MGA POLLUTANT SA KATUBIGAN NGUNIT ANG PROBLEMA NGA LANG AY MAS MAHAL AT MATRABAHO.

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