24 October 2017. Brussels. Electronic devices based on Ultrasound to remove biofilm. Presented at the
The first Global Science, Technology and Innovation for SDGs Conference

Biofilm is the excellent feeding and breeding ground for bacteria and viruses.

  • Biofilm occurs very fast. Higher temperatures are ideal for their propagation. Chemical cleaning will, if properly deployed, kill a large amount of biofilm, however always small quantities will remain in the porous environment of the pipe network. 
  • Since bacteria propagate in this environment also bad bacteria and viruses will propagate. Since no chemical treatment can be used when the chickens are in the stable, the biofilm buildup will continue. 
  • Since the feeding water is not free of bacteria, they find in the biofilm a good place to propagate. 
  • Ultimately this will cause sickness and death in the stables and will enforce the use of medicines ( antibiotics).
  • Besides Hungary, Germany, Portugal and China (see sledes), for Africa this technology is currently being tested and used in Nigeria and South Africa

Announcement: 

7-8 December 2017. Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria.  The Nigerian Poultry Feeds Research for Development (NIPOFERD) Consortium is pleased to announce the TropiSymposium 2017 event. This will be a two­ day event focused on the current scientific knowledge and technology developments on the use of palm kernel meal and cake in animal production. Scientists, postgraduate students, end users and experts from social, natural, environmental, animal and veterinary sciences etc are encouraged to submit abstracts and participate in the TropiSymposium 2017.

Objective of the Symposium
The symposium has the general objective of harnessing research information on recent developments leading to more efficient PKC utilization in the livestock industry.

The key objectives of the workshops are to;

  • Share research information and practical experiences on recent developments on PKC utilization in animal production
  • Enhance the capacity of participants on the science and technological innovations involved in the development of new products from PKC and their uses in animal production
  • Identify key challenges and bottlenecks that may hinder the scaling‐up of the use of PKC derived products in animal production
  • Enhance an enduring network of PKC researchers

This post was originally published at PAEPARD and has been republished with permission.

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