Application and Development News

Nano Curcumin – Improving the efficiency of turmeric essence

Turmeric (Curcuma longa L.) is a precious medical plant which is highly appreciated among the many Vietnamese traditional medical plants. For centuries, Vietnamese people have used turmeric as a traditional condiment, creating yellow colour and special flavour for the dish. Turmeric is also a precious folklore medicine with many uses such as clearing scars, treating stomachache, detoxifying liver, and helping women after giving birth to involute their womb, recover shape and beautify skin.

Ecological technology using aquatic plants in eutrophycation treatment

Organic substances, N and P from daily sewage and human production activities are the main causes for eutrophycation in freshwater. The interior surface waters of Vietnam, especially lakes and water reservoirs, are increasingly eutrophic, with the outbreak of microalgae, including toxic Cyanobacteria discovered in Microcystis aeruginosa, causing ecological imbalance and water quality decline.

Studying and producing exact measuring devices

Over the past twenty years, the Applied Electronics Department under the Ho Chi Minh City Institute of Physics has been the unit that studies and manufactures exact measuring devices and automatic equipment in Vietnam. The objective of the Department of Applied Electronics is to develop exact measuring devices which are simple to use, have good quality and reasonable price, and are applicable in different fields such as industry, food processing (fish sauce, soy sauce, wine and beer), agriculture (aquiculture cultivation), environment, irrigation works, products for life (ceramic kilns, ice production), hydro-meteorological forecasting, study and training.

Application of technology for preservation of dog semen and of artificial insemination for breeding and conservation in some of police-dog species

For a long time, dog is a close, intelligent and loyal to its owner and is tamed by people. Dog has special ability that other animals do not have: eyes can see through the darkness and nose can distinguish 19,000 different smells. There fore, nowadays, several dog breeds have been tamed into professional dogs to sever security and national defence.

Studying to create Heriglucan dietary supplements from Hericium erinaceus

Hericium erinaceus is a type of mushroom with valuable medical properties as it is rich in nutrients, minerals and vitamins. For a long time, Hericium erinaceus has been known as a highly nutritious food. Especially, Hericium erinaceus has many active biological agents which have very good effect for the prevention and treatment of stomach ulcers, stomach cancer, oesophagus cancer; improvement of memory among the elderly; reinforcement of the immune system; raising oxygen levels; preventing fatigue; and increasing blood circulation.

Researching materials to keep fruits and vegetables fresh

Situated in the tropical monsoon climate region, Vietnam has one of the most diverse ranges of fruits and vegetables in the world. These fruits and vegetables not only satisfy a domestic demand; they have also become some of the worlds favourite export products. Our country’s annual income from exporting fruits and vegetables runs into hundreds of million USD. However, the ways in which we export our goods still have many shortcomings. The main shortfall is the high volume of rotten produce, caused by too many fruits and vegetables being harvested. Rotten produce can account for as much as 20 percent of total production, obviously presenting a remarkable loss for farmers. Improving the preservation of fruits and vegetables after harvesting would bring many benefits; such as improving the quality of fruits and vegetables, protecting people’s health, meeting the demands of importers as well as consumers and reducing economic damages for farmers. Therefore, maintaining fruits and vegetables freshness after harvesting has become an urgent demand in Vietnam.

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