Technology Reports of Kansai University (ISSN: 04532198) is a monthly peer-reviewed and open-access international Journal. It was first built in 1959 and officially in 1975 till now by kansai university, japan. The journal covers all sort of engineering topic, mathematics and physics. Technology Reports of Kansai University (TRKU) was closed access journal until 2017. After that TRKU became open access journal. TRKU is a scopus indexed journal and directly run by faculty of engineering, kansai university.
Technology Reports of Kansai University (ISSN: 04532198) is a peer-reviewed journal. The journal covers all sort of engineering topic as well as mathematics and physics. the journal's scopes are
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— Loaf bread contains high carbohydrate and other nutrition; it is easily founded at the retail and supermarket. However, the shelf life of loaf bread is short enough, usually only for 3-4 days, thus there is lots of loaf bread wasted due to expiration. Efforts have been done to extend this shelf life in several ways; one of them was by adding oxygen-absorber active packaging. In this research, the oxygen absorber was prepared from ascorbic acid incorporated into silica. Ascorbic acid is recognized as safe compound for food and even this compound is already used for food additive. Thus, this research was aimed to determine the effect of ascorbic acid as an oxygen absorber to maintain the quality of loaf bread during storage. This research was started by calculating the rate of ascorbic acid absorbed into silica pores. This calculation results were then used as base on silica-ascorbic oxygen absorbers production. Determination of ascorbic acid sorption was began by determine the maximum wavelength of ascorbic acid absorbance. The calculation has been resulted on the highest absorption rate of 0.358 g ascorbic acid/g silica for 20 minutes of immersion. The calculation yielded an absorption rate constant of 0.388 g/g. This absorber was then packed into LDPE (Low Density Polyethylene) plastic, attached inside the package of bread and stored at room temperature (27 ± 2°C). The experiment showed that the oxygen absorber made from corporation of silica-ascorbic acid could maintain the quality of the bread until 7 days in all treatment.
Oreochromis niloticus is one of the freshwater aquaculture fish which has high economic value. Current cultivation of tilapia still facing the problem of disease that can reduce the quality of the production. One common type of fish disease in tilapia cultivation is parasites. Analysis of ectoparasites prevalence and intensity was conducted in biofloc system cultivation of tilapia fish in Sukabumi Regency, West Java, Indonesia. The results showed that the types of ectoparasites in tilapia cultivated with biofloc systems were Trichodina sp., Glossatella sp., Dactyrogylus sp., and Gyrodactylus sp. with a prevalence ranging from 10-60% and intensities ranging from 1-3 individuals/fish. This parasitic infection was categorized as infection often to very often with low intensity of infection. The fish gill is the major targeted organ by parasite infections. Understanding the prevalence and intensity of the parasites infection in tilapia cultivation may benefit the community to prepare future action in handling this matter.