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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334671/fast-tracking-the-molecular-weight-changes-of-humic-substances-in-coagulation-flocculation-processes-via-fluorescence-eem-parafac
#1
Bilal Aftab, Jin Hur
The removal of a commercial humic acid (HA) and changes in its chemical composition were examined for coagulation/flocculation (C/F) processes based on jar tests using two different coagulants at a wide range of pH. ZrCl4 showed a better performance in eliminating HA than Al2SO4 with the same removal rates at lower dosages. The highest removal rates were found at a neutral pH range (5.0-6.5). The HA was further decomposed into three different humic-like components (C1, C2, and C3) by excitation emission matrix coupled with parallel factor analysis (EEM-PARAFAC)...
March 20, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319761/dynamic-changes-of-dissolved-organic-matter-in-membrane-bioreactors-at-different-organic-loading-rates-evidence-from-spectroscopic-and-chromatographic-methods
#2
Tahir Maqbool, Jinwoo Cho, Jin Hur
Excitation emission matrix-parallel factor analysis (EEM-PARAFAC) and size exclusion chromatography (SEC) were utilized to explore the dynamics in extracellular polymeric substances (EPS), soluble microbial products (SMP), and effluent for the membrane bioreactors at two different organic loading rates (OLRs). Combination of three different fluorescent components explained the compositional changes of dissolved organic matter. The lower OLR resulted in a higher production of tryptophan-like component (C1) in EPS, while the opposite trends were found for the other two components (humic-like C2 and tyrosine-like C3), signifying the role of C1 in the endogenous condition...
March 9, 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299571/impacts-of-potassium-ferrate-vi-on-the-growth-and-organic-matter-accumulation-production-and-structural-changes-in-the-cyanobacterium-microcystis-aeruginosa
#3
Shu-Yu Liu, Jingling Xu, Wen-Li Chen, Berthold E David, Minghong Wu, Fang Ma
Cyanobacterial blooms generated by nutrient addition into aquatic systems pose serious risks to ecosystems and human health. Though there are established chemical, physical, and biological means of eradication, more efficient and environmentally friendly measures are desired. This study investigates the effect of potassium ferrate(VI) on the growth and intracellular and extracellular organic matter accumulations of the cyanobacterium Microcystis aeruginosa. Cultures were inoculated with three separate concentrations of potassium ferrate(VI) (3, 15, 30 mg L(-1)) and monitored by measuring chlorophyll-a (Chl-a) and intracellular/extracellular dissolved organic carbon...
March 16, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288284/sweet-potato-ipomoea-batatas-attenuates-diet-induced-aortic-stiffening-independent-of-changes-in-body-composition
#4
Tyler Garner, An Ouyang, Adam J Berrones, Marilyn S Campbell, Bing Du, Bradley S Fleenor
We hypothesized a sweet potato intervention would prevent high fat diet-induced aortic stiffness, which would be associated with decreased arterial oxidative stress and increased mitochondrial uncoupling. Young (8-week old) C57BL/6J mice were randomly divided into 4 groups: low fat (LF, 10% fat), high fat (HF, 60% fat), low fat sweet potato (LFSP, 10% fat containing 260.3 ug/kcal SP), or high fat sweet potato diet (HFSP, 60% fat containing 260.3 ug/kcal SP) for 16 weeks. Compared to LF and LFSP, HF and HFSP fed mice had increased body mass and percent fat mass with lower percent lean mass (all, P<0...
March 13, 2017: Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, Physiologie Appliquée, Nutrition et Métabolisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279609/qualitative-and-quantitative-analysis-of-extracellular-polymeric-substances-in-partial-nitrification-and-full-nitrification-reactors
#5
Dong Wei, Tao Yan, Keyi Zhang, Ya Chen, Na Wu, Bin Du, Qin Wei
In present study, two column-type sequencing batch reactors with alternative anoxic/aerobic phases were operated and compared under partial nitrification and full nitrification modes by controlling different dissolved oxygen (DO) conditions. During steady state, the characterizations of extracellular polymeric substances (EPS) from two reactors were qualitatively and quantitatively analyzed through chemical and spectroscopic approaches. Data implied that partial nitrification reactor had relatively higher total nitrogen (TN) removal efficiency and loosely bound EPS (LB-EPS) and tightly bound EPS (TB-EPS) contents...
February 28, 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273576/performance-of-microwave-treatment-for-disintegration-of-cephalosporin-mycelial-dreg-cmd-and-degradation-of-residual-cephalosporin-antibiotics
#6
Chen Cai, Huiling Liu, Bing Wang
Significant amounts of cephalosporin mycelial dreg (CMD) are still being generated from biopharmaceutical processes, representing both an economic and environmental burden for pharmaceutical factories. This study investigates the microwave (MW) treatment of CMD at a relatively mild temperature (100°C) within 15min. The results reveal that the MW treatment disintegrates the CMD efficiently and that the residual cephalosporin C (CPC) is almost degraded after sufficient irradiation. MW heating temperature strongly influences the polymer's release...
February 24, 2017: Journal of Hazardous Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259078/spectral-characteristics-of-dissolved-organic-matter-in-various-agricultural-soils-throughout-china
#7
Jiakai Gao, Chenglong Liang, Guangzhu Shen, Jialong Lv, Haiming Wu
Dissolved organic matter (DOM) plays an essential role in many environmental processes, particularly in soil ecosystems. In the present study, ultraviolet-visible (UV-Vis) spectroscopy and parallel factor analysis (PARAFAC) of three-dimensional fluorescence excitation-emission matrices (3D-EEMs) were used to characterize DOM extracted from various agricultural soils across four climate regions of China. The maximum (86.01 mg L(-1)) and minimum (17.39 mg L(-1)) dissolved organic carbon (DOC) concentrations were found in soils from Jiangsu and Yunnan, respectively...
March 1, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28252936/fluorescence-approach-for-the-determination-of-fluorescent-dissolved-organic-matter
#8
Chen Qian, Long-Fei Wang, Wei Chen, Yan-Shan Wang, Xiao-Yang Liu, Hong Jiang, Han-Qing Yu
Excitation-emission matrix (EEM) fluorescence spectroscopy coupled with parallel factor (PARAFAC) analysis has been widely applied to characterize dissolved organic matter (DOM) in aquatic and terrestrial systems. However, its application in environmental samples is limited because PARAFAC is not able to handle nontrilinear EEM data, leading to the overestimated number of components and incorrect decomposition results. In this work, a new method, parallel factor framework-clustering analysis (PFFCA), is proposed to resolve this problem...
March 14, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28248001/pro-inflammatory-m1-macrophages-promote-osteogenesis-by-mesenchymal-stem-cells-via-the-cox-2-prostaglandin-e2-pathway
#9
Laura Y Lu, Florence Loi, Karthik Nathan, Tzu-Hua Lin, Jukka Pajarinen, Emmanuel Gibon, Akira Nabeshima, Luis Cordova, Eemeli Jämsen, Zhenyu Yao, Stuart B Goodman
Bone fractures are among the most common orthopaedic problems that affect individuals of all ages. Immediately after injury, activated macrophages dynamically contribute to and regulate an acute inflammatory response that involves other cells at the injury site, including mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs). These macrophages and MSCs work in concert to modulate bone healing. In this study, we co-cultured undifferentiated M0, pro-inflammatory M1, and anti-inflammatory M2 macrophages with primary murine MSCs in vitro to determine the cross-talk between polarized macrophages and MSCs and their effects on osteogenesis...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Research: Official Publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28240536/stratification-of-extracellular-polymeric-substances-eps-for-aggregated-anammox-microorganisms
#10
Fangxu Jia, Qing Yang, Xiuhong Liu, Xiyao Li, Baikun Li, Liang Zhang, Yongzhen Peng
Sludge aggregation and biofilm formation are the most effective approaches to solve the washout of anammox microorganisms. In this study, the structure and composition of EPS (extracellular polymeric substances) were investigated to elucidate the factors for the anammox aggregation property. Anammox sludge taken from 18 lab-scale and pilot-scale reactors treating different types of wastewater was analyzed using EEM-PARAFAC (excitation-emission matrix and parallel factor analysis), FTIR (Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy) and real-time PCR combined with multivariate statistical analysis...
March 21, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199788/development-of-fluorescence-surrogates-to-predict-the-photochemical-transformation-of-pharmaceuticals-in-wastewater-effluents
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Shuwen Yan, Bo Yao, Lushi Lian, Xinchen Lu, Shane A Snyder, Rui Li, Weihua Song
The photochemical transformation of pharmaceutical and personal care products (PPCPs) in wastewater effluents is an emerging concern for environmental scientists. In the current study, the photodegradation of 29 PPCPs was examined in effluents under simulated solar irradiation. Direct photodegradation, triplet state effluent organic matter ((3)EfOM*)-mediated and hydroxyl radical (HO(•))-mediated degradation are three major pathways in the removal process. With the photodegradation of trace levels of PPCPs, the excitation-emission matrix (EEM) fluorescence intensities of the effluents were also gradually reduced...
February 24, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28162032/production-of-soluble-microbial-products-in-aerobic-granular-sludge-system-under-the-stress-of-toxic-4-chlorophenol
#12
Heng Dong, Dong Wei, Siyu Wang, Xiaodong Wang, Tao Yan, Liangguo Yan, Bin Du, Qin Wei
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of toxic 4-chlorophenol (4-CP) on the production of soluble microbial products (SMP) in an aerobic granular sludge system. Compared with the control experiment, [Formula: see text] removal efficiency generally reduced by 37.90% after the exposure of 4-CP of 10 mg L(-1), indicating that 4-CP had a toxic effect on the performance of biological nitrification. Meanwhile, the contents of polysaccharides and proteins (PN) of SMP increased from 31.0 ± 0...
February 21, 2017: Environmental Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28113066/transformation-of-dissolved-organic-matter-in-concentrated-leachate-from-nanofiltration-during-ozone-based-oxidation-processes-o3-o3-h2o2-and-o3-uv
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Hua-Wei Wang, Xiao-Yue Li, Zhi-Peng Hao, Ying-Jie Sun, Ya-Nan Wang, Wei-Hua Li, Yiu Fai Tsang
In this study, the transformation of dissolved organic matter (DOM) in nanofiltration concentrated leachate during three ozone-based oxidation processes (i.e., O3, O3/H2O2 and O3/UV) was investigated. The transformation characteristics of DOM were evaluated by gel filtration chromatography (GFC), XAD-8 resin fractionation, excitation-emission matrix fluorescence spectroscopy (EEM) and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR). Compared with O3-alone process, the removal efficiencies of COD, TOC, and color were improved in O3-combined processes (i...
January 19, 2017: Journal of Environmental Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109718/lipid-core-burden-response-to-stent-implantation-assessed-with-near-infrared-spectroscopy-and-intravascular-ultrasound-evaluation-in-patients-with-myocardial-infarction
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Manijeh Noori, Per Thayssen, Karsten Tange Veien, Anders Junker, Knud Nørregaard Hansen, Henrik Steen Hansen, Lisette Okkels Jensen
INTRODUCTION: Near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) is a new method to identify lipid core plaque (LCP). The LCP and vascular response were assessed with NIRS to examine whether LCP was compressed or redistributed during percutaneous coronary intervention with stent implantation. METHODS: In 25 patients with non-ST segment elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI) NIRS acquisition was performed after predilation, stent implantation with nominal pressure and high-pressure post-dilation with a non-compliant balloon...
December 27, 2016: Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine: Including Molecular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091994/source-analysis-of-organic-matter-in-swine-wastewater-after-anaerobic-digestion-with-eem-parafac
#15
Zhuo Zeng, Ping Zheng, Aqiang Ding, Meng Zhang, Ghulam Abbas, Wei Li
Swine wastewater is one of the most serious pollution sources, and it has attracted a great public concern in China. Anaerobic digestion technology is extensively used in swine wastewater treatment. However, the anaerobic digestion effluents are difficult to meet the discharge standard. The results from batch experiments showed that plenty of refractory organic matter remained in the effluents after mesophilic anaerobic digestion for 30 days. The effluent total COD (tCOD) and soluble COD (sCOD) were 483 and 324 mg/L, respectively, with the sCOD/tCOD ratio of 0...
January 13, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091530/the-autofluorescence-characteristics-of-bacterial-intracellular-and-extracellular-substances-during-the-operation-of-anammox-reactor
#16
Xiaolin Hou, Sitong Liu, Ying Feng
Anammox is a cost-effective process to treat nitrogenous wastewater. In this work, excitation-emission matrix (EEM) fluorescence spectroscopy was used to characterize the intracellular and extracellular substances of anammox sludge during reactor operation of 276 days. Four main fluorophores were identified from the intracellular substances. Two main protein-like fluorophores were identified from the extracellular substances. Correlation analysis revealed that intracellular 420 peak and humic-like peak had strong correlation with nitrogen removal rate...
January 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088716/unveiling-the-transformation-and-bioavailability-of-dissolved-organic-matter-in-contrasting-hydrothermal-vents-using-fluorescence-eem-parafac
#17
Liyang Yang, Wan-E Zhuang, Chen-Tung Arthur Chen, Bing-Jye Wang, Fu-Wen Kuo
The submarine hydrothermal systems are extreme environments where active cycling of dissolved organic matter (DOM) may occur. However, little is known about the optical properties and bioavailability of hydrothermal DOM, which could provide valuable insights into its transformation processes and biogeochemical reactivity. The quantity, quality, and bioavailability of DOM were investigated for four very different hydrothermal vents east of Taiwan, using dissolved organic carbon (DOC), absorption spectroscopy, and fluorescence excitation-emission matrices-parallel factor analysis (EEM-PARAFAC)...
January 3, 2017: Water Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088531/the-effect-of-dissolved-organic-matter-on-soybean-peroxidase-mediated-removal-of-triclosan-in-water
#18
Jianhua Li, Ya Zhang, Jianbiao Peng, Xinan Wu, Shixiang Gao, Liang Mao
Dissolved organic matter (DOM) is ubiquitous in water and involved in numerous important chemical processes in aqueous systems, enabling it a unique challenge for a variety of water treatment processes. Soybean peroxidase (SBP)-based enzymatic process, as a promising treatment technique, has been successfully applied to remove pollutants in wastewaters such as coal-tar and refinery wastewater. In this study, the effect of DOM on the removal of polychlorinated aromatic antimicrobials triclosan (TCS) by SBP was investigated...
April 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061748/complete-chloroplast-genome-of-gracilaria-firma-gracilariaceae-rhodophyta-with-discussion-on-the-use-of-chloroplast-phylogenomics-in-the-subclass-rhodymeniophycidae
#19
Poh-Kheng Ng, Showe-Mei Lin, Phaik-Eem Lim, Li-Chia Liu, Chien-Ming Chen, Tun-Wen Pai
BACKGROUND: The chloroplast genome of Gracilaria firma was sequenced in view of its role as an economically important marine crop with wide industrial applications. To date, there are only 15 chloroplast genomes published for the Florideophyceae. Apart from presenting the complete chloroplast genome of G. firma, this study also assessed the utility of genome-scale data to address the phylogenetic relationships within the subclass Rhodymeniophycidae. The synteny and genome structure of the chloroplast genomes across the taxa of Eurhodophytina was also examined...
January 6, 2017: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042892/the-characterization-of-dissolved-organic-matter-extracted-from-different-sources-and-their-influence-on-cadmium-uptake-by-microcystis-aeruginosa
#20
Lixiao Ni, Lili Su, Shiyin Li, Peifang Wang, Dandan Li, Xiang Ye, Yi Li, Yong Li, Yiping Li, Chao Wang
This study examines the uptake of the heavy metal cadmium (Cd) by Microcystis aeruginosa (M. aeruginosa) in the presence of dissolved organic matter (DOM) from different origins. The DOM used in this study were extracted from soil, sediment taken from Meiliang Bay at Taihu Lake and from M. aeruginosa cultured in the laboratory. The three different DOM were characterized using UV-visible absorption spectroscopy and Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy. The excitation-emission matrix (EEM) fluorescence spectroscopy was used to characterize the interactions of DOM with Cd(2+) ...
January 2, 2017: Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
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