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After natural disasters, the risk of infection, epidemics from dead bodies is negligible
...e deceased in common graves and adding chlorinated lime
as a disinfectant. Disposal of bodies should respect local custom and practice where possible. When there are large numbers of victims, burial is likely to be the most appropriate method of disposal. There is little evidence that proper burial of bo...
World's most alkaline life forms found near Chicago
...akes. Water and air reacts with the slag to create lime
(calcium hydroxide), driving up the pH. There is an estimated 21 trillion cubic feet of contaminated industrial fill dumped in southeast Illinois and northeast Indiana, about half of which is thought to be slag, Roadcap noted. The slag dumps where th...
Crop producers go high-tech with GPS technology
...arkedly improve the management of soil acidity and lime
application. The research is published in the Janu... traditional methods make it impractical to change lime
application rates over a field. Producers usually apply a uniform rate although they recognize only ...
Warmer periods in Alaskan area not confined to modern times
...00 years of growing seasons. Researchers analyzed lime
deposits in the lake samples for their oxygen and carbon isotopic composition as well as trace-element contents. Such material is ideal for geochemical analysis and environmental reconstruction, Hu said. The researchers concluded that warm climatic ...
Reefs and atolls of the Australian outback
...n more primitive than the Ediacaran fauna, but the lime
that they precipitated preserved a record of them. The reefs are surprisingly similar in shape to modern coral reefs which are built in a similar fashion by much more complex organisms. "The reef was like an atoll with a protected lagoon inside," s...
Seabed Silt In Indian Ocean Consists Of Remains Of Summer Plankton
... the remains of this living material. However, the lime
which was found on the deep sea bed closer to the land turned out to be composed primarily of shell fragments and only partly of the remains of plankton skeletons. The shell fragments are produced in coastal waters and are washed into the deep ocean ...
French Researchers Breed Flightless Ladybirds As Pest-Killers
...wings. When an American specieswas introduced onto lime
trees in the Netherlands, for instance, most of the 30million adults flew away in just three weeks. Andre Ferran and his colleagues at the National Institute of AgronomicResearch in Antibes have now found a way to produce mutant multicoloured...
Researchers Use Hydrated Lime To Reduce Toxic Selenium Emissions
...o State Universityhave found a way to use hydrated lime
to reduce the amount ofselenium emitted by fossil-...also be used to reduce selenium. The fine, powdery lime
is injected into the plant's boiler chambersthrough nozzles or injectors that can be retro-fitted to...