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Molds are fungi that are found everywhere – both indoors and outdoors all year round. The terms fungi and mold are often used interchangeably, but mold is actually a type of fungi. Concern about indoor exposure to mold has increased along with public awareness that exposure to mold can cause a variety of adverse health effects. There are many thousands of species of mold and most if not all of the mold found indoors comes from outdoor sources. It seems likely to grow and become a problem only when...

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measuring the growth of mold

Measuring the Growth Rate of Mold in Different Exposures and Temperatures Albert Aguilar November 16, 2013 SMC 1312 Foundation of Reflection: Nature F Abstract The purpose of this experiment was to determine whether different exposures and temperatures affect the growth rate of mold in rice. We tested six different treatments of rice for a period of five weeks that were, refrigerated open, closed and open for observation, and unrefrigerated open, closed and open for observation. The results...

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Sop Concrete Block

conveyer and transport it to an elevated hopper. 2. Convey the concrete to another hopper on top of the block machine at a measured flow rate . When they are full so that the downward force will mold the concrete. The upper mold head will compact the molds 3. Push the compacted molds down and out of the molds onto a flat steel pallet. 4. Push the pallet and blocks out of the machine onto a chain conveyer. | Curing 1. Convey the pallets of blocks to an automated stacker that will place them...

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Mold Experiment

Bread Mold Experiment Mold is something that we often take for granted, as something that makes us have to throw the bread away or the cheese smell bad. Mold is, in fact, a fascinating organism which has had many different uses over the years and our lives would not be the same without it. Most of us know that food seems to become moldy more quickly in the summer than in the winter when it is colder. Food in refrigerators seems to keep longer than food left out in the sun. Is this true? Does temperature...

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Applying Persuasive and Scientific Thinking Solutions

ability to think critically about something and usually seeks to quantify, explain, and predict relationships in nature. (Paul, & Elder, 2003) I am currently faced with two issues: 1. to purchase a home with owner financing 2. to eliminate the mold that keeps reappearing in my home. The first issue requires persuasion and the second requires scientific thinking. Recently, a home for sale that I have had my eyes on for about a month went into pending status two days ago. This could mean a number...

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Identification of Fungi

hormones. Molds, however, in particular, are also common contaminants in industry. It is important to be able to recognize and identify them, therefore, in the laboratory. In today’s laboratory session you will examine some common molds and attempt to identify them. While the identification of bacteria relies heavily on biochemical testing, the identification of molds tends to focus on their structural features. You will examine the appearance of growing cultures of several different molds and then...

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Some Ways the Enviornment Affects Human Health

conditioner. Molds Molds are fungi that can be found both indoors and outdoors. No one knows how many species of fungi exist but estimates range from tens of thousands to perhaps three hundred thousand or more. Molds grow best in warm, damp, and humid conditions, and spread and reproduce by making spores. Mold spores can survive harsh environmental conditions, such as dry conditions, that do not support normal mold growth. Some people are sensitive to molds. For these people, exposure to molds can cause...

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Cheese Grater Report

produce up to 10 parts per mold, as the mold will have defects after several parts has been casted. So, for a production of 100,000 parts, a minimum of 10,000 molds have to be manufactured. Also, only one part can be casted at one time, which highly slow the process of making all the parts. 2. Using the investment casting method, the mold too will have to use multiple molds to cover the quantity of 100,000 graters. By looking at the size of the grater, we assumed that each mold can produce up to from...

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Custom Mode Inc. Case Study

Case Study: Custom Molds, INC Case Study: Custom Molds, INC Custom Molds Inc., manufactures custom designed molds for plastic parts and produces custom made plastic connectors for the electronics industry. Established in 1987, the primary focus was to provide manufacturers or electronic connectors a source of high-quality custom-designed molds for producing plastic parts. After building a strong brand reputation through the designing and fabrication of precision molds, Custom Mold’s expanded...

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Mycotoxins Outline

MYCOTOXINS [THE ENVIROMENTAL & ECONOMIC EFFECTS] OUTLINE INTRODUCTION: * What are mycotoxins? * “Mycotoxins (ie toxins produced by molds) are fungal metabolites that can contaminate foods and feeds and cause toxic effects in higher organisms that consume the contaminated commodities. Therefore, mycotoxin contamination of foods and feeds results is a serious food safety issue and affects the competitiveness of US agriculture in both domestic and export markets” (Cleveland T et al...

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