Abstract: A Hydroseed substrate for mixing with other ingredients such as water, seeds, fertilizer, wetting agents and dye, to produce Hydroseeding slurry is disclosed. The substrate includes cellulose materials (e.g. cardboard, paper and/or wood) and an absorbent. The absorbent is a super absorbent polymer such as linear polyacrylamide (—CH2CHCONH2—) or copolymers of acrylamide (C3H5NO) polymers. The super absorbent polymer improves moisture retention, improves viscosity, reduces friction, and improves coverage of the hydroseed mixture.
Abstract: An application for a substrate for mixing with other ingredients such as water, seeds, fertilizer, wetting agents and dye, to produce Hydroseeding slurry. The substrate includes cellulose materials (e.g. cardboard, paper and/or wood) and an absorbent. In one embodiment, the absorbent is material known as diaper fluff that is created during the production of products such as disposable diapers. The absorbent or diaper fluff improves moisture retention, improves viscosity and reduces friction, improves coverage of the hydroseed mixture.
Abstract: An application for a substrate for mixing with other ingredients such as water, seeds, fertilizer, wetting agents and dye, to produce Hydroseeding slurry. The substrate includes cardboard (e.g. double-line, Kraft fibers), paper (e.g. recycled newsprint) and a material known as diaper fluff that is created during the production of products such as disposable diapers. The diaper fluff improves moisture retention, improves viscosity and reduces friction, improves coverage.
Abstract: Materials, compositions, substances and methods and systems for stormwater treatment in wet ponds, dry ponds and a green roof system. A first embodiment provides in-situ treatment unit within the retention pond by withdrawing the stored stormwater to circulate the stored stormwater into the in-situ treatment unit to sorb nitrogen from the stored stormwater. A second embodiment provides uses a riprap apron, a perforated riser located at the bottom of the riprap apron and a goetextile media encased in a sorption media jacket around the perforated riser. A third embodiment provides a green roof stormwater treatment system that includes protection for waterproofing and insulating the roof, a pollution control media layer for filtration and sorption of solids and dissolved materials found in stormwater, a growing media for growing vegetation, and a cistern to store the runoff stormwater between irrigation events.
March 18, 2010
Date of Patent:
August 23, 2011
University of Central Florida Research Foundation, Inc.
Abstract: In a green roof structure, containers formed of carpet, desirably of recycled carpet, are used in growing plants that are installed in the green roof system. The trays can be preplanted and installed with the plants already growing in the trays. Alternatively, the trays can be positioned as components of the green roof system, filled with plant growing medium, and planted following their installation. Desirably the trays are substantially rectangular with adjacent corners of adjacent trays interconnected when on the roof structure. Pieces of carpet cut in various shapes can be used to form the respective trays.
Abstract: A composition suitable for making films, wherein the composition contains keratin obtained from avian feathers and at least one OH containing plasticizer. Protein-based films containing at least one protein and at least one OH containing plasticizer, wherein the protein is a protein whose PE value is ?2.5 where PE=(S+T+Y)/C where PE is plasticizer efficiency and where S, T, Y, and C are the amino acids serine, threonine, tyrosine, and cysteine, respectively, in the protein. Preferably the protein is keratin obtained from avian feathers.
March 19, 2004
Date of Patent:
June 27, 2006
The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of Agriculture
Abstract: A vase includes a tire and one of the two sidewalls of the tire is cut into multiple partitions, a board connected to the other sidewall and, a frame fixedly connected to the partitions. The frame has a neck to be fixedly connected to the partitions by bolts, and a plurality lugs extend from the neck, wherein each lug is located between adjacent partitions. A plurality of plates are attached to the outside of the sidewall and are fixedly connected to the lugs by bolts. Soil is filled between the partitions, the board and the frame, and a plant is planted in the soil.
Abstract: The invention relates to a mineral vegetation substrate for agricultural or forestry use. The problem with prior art soil substrates based on recycled materials is that the usable field capacity is often insufficient or sufficient only with special additives. According to the invention, therefore, a mineral vegetation substrate consists of 45 to 65 wt. % geogenous sand and/or sandy soil with a grain size d.sub.50 of 0.20 to 0.35 mm, 4 to 8 wt. % coarse-grained crushed clay tiles with a grain size d.sub.50 of 25 to 35 mm, 8 to 18 wt. % fine-grained crushed clay tiles with a grain size d.sub.50 of 0.7 to 1.5 mm, 4 to 8 wt. % coarse-grained crushed concrete with a grain size d.sub.50 of 15 to 25 mm, 8 to 18 wt. % fine-grained crushed concrete with a grain size d.sub.50 of 1.5 to 3.5 mm, 8 to 13 wt. % binders like geogenous clay with a grain size d.sub.50 of 0.08 to 0.15 mm or clay in a homogenous mixture.