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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791888/removal-of-organics-by-combined-process-of-coagulation-chlorination-ultrafiltration-optimization-of-overall-operation-parameters
#1
Gongduan Fan, Zhaoyue Su, Rujing Lin, Zhuwu Jiang, Renxing Xu, Shumin Wang
In order to gain the run parameters of the combined process of coagulation/in situ chlorination/ultrafiltration (UF) so that the system can remove as much organic contaminants as possible without serious membrane fouling, the impacts of operation conditions in coagulation and pre-chlorination unit on organics removal and membrane fouling rate were investigated in a pilot-scale test. The characteristics of organics in UF influent were examined by using the method of excitation emission matrix spectroscopy (EEMs) to find out fouling behavior of different natural organic matter (NOM) compositions to UF membrane...
August 9, 2017: Environmental Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782280/orthopaedic-wear-particle-induced-bone-loss-and-exogenous-macrophage-infiltration-is-mitigated-by-local-infusion-of-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-decoy-oligodeoxynucleotide
#2
Tzuhua Lin, Jukka Pajarinen, Akira Nabeshima, Luis A Córdova, Florence Loi, Emmanuel Gibon, Laura Lu, Karthik Nathan, Eemeli Jämsen, Zhenyu Yao, Stuart B Goodman
Excessive production of wear particles from total joint replacements (TJRs) induces chronic inflammation, macrophage infiltration, and consequent bone loss (periprosthetic osteolysis). This inflammation and bone remodeling are critically regulated by the transcription factor NF-κB. We previously demonstrated that inhibition of NF-κB signaling by using the decoy oligodeoxynucleotide (ODN) mitigates polyethylene wear particle-induced bone loss using in vitro and in vivo models. However, the mechanisms of NF-κB decoy ODN action, and in particular its impact on systemic macrophage recruitment, remain unknown...
August 7, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780715/innovation-in-neurosurgery-less-than-ideal-a-systematic-review
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I S Muskens, S J H Diederen, J T Senders, A H Zamanipoor Najafabadi, W R van Furth, A M May, T R Smith, A L Bredenoord, M L D Broekman
BACKGROUND: Surgical innovation is different from the introduction of novel pharmaceuticals. To help address this, in 2009 the IDEAL Collaboration (Idea, Development, Exploration, Assessment, Long-term follow-up) introduced the five-stage framework for surgical innovation. To evaluate the framework feasibility for novel neurosurgical procedure introduction, two innovative surgical procedures were examined: the endoscopic endonasal approach for skull base meningiomas (EEMS) and the WovenEndobridge (WEB device) for endovascular treatment of intracranial aneurysms...
August 6, 2017: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771348/chemical-analysis-of-fermentable-sugars-and-secondary-products-in-23-sweet-sorghum-cultivars
#4
Minori Uchimiya, Joseph Edward Knoll, William Frank Anderson, Karen R Harris-Shultz
Sorghum (Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench) is a heat- and drought-tolerant crop that has promise to supplement corn (Zea mays L.) for biofuel production from fermentable sugars (for sweet cultivars) and lignocellulosic biomass. Quantitative relationships are lacking to predict the accumulation of primary (stem sugars) and secondary (organic acids, phenolics, and inorganic species) products that could either expand (as the value-added product) or limit (as the fermentation inhibitor) the market value of a cultivar...
August 3, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28766146/chemical-properties-of-dissolved-organic-matter-derived-from-sugarcane-rind-and-the-impacts-on-copper-adsorption-onto-red-soil
#5
Sihai Hu, Yaoguo Wu, Na Yi, Shuai Zhang, Yuanjing Zhang, Xu Xin
Dissolved organic matter (DOM), as the most active organic carbon in the soil, has a coherent affinity with heavy metals from inherent and exogenous sources. Although the important roles of DOM in the adsorption of heavy metals in soil have previously been demonstrated, the heterogeneity and variability of the chemical constitution of DOM impede the investigation of its effects on heavy metal adsorption onto soil under natural conditions. Fresh DOM (FDOM) and degraded DOM (DDOM) from sugarcane rind were prepared, and their chemical properties were measured by Fourier-transform infrared spectrometry (FTIR), excitation-emission matrix (EEM) fluorescence spectroscopes, nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR), and molecular weight distribution (MWD)...
August 1, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760527/using-normal-ranges-for-interpreting-results-of-monitoring-and-tiering-to-guide-future-work-a-case-study-of-increasing-polycyclic-aromatic-compounds-in-lake-sediments-from-the-cold-lake-oil-sands-alberta-canada-described-in-korosi-et%C3%A2-al-2016
#6
Kelly R Munkittrick, Tim J Arciszewski
Since the publishing of the Kelly et al. papers (2009, 2010) describing elevated contaminants in snow near the Alberta oil sands, there has been a significant expansion of monitoring efforts, enhanced by $50M a year contributed by industry to a regional Joint Oil Sands Monitoring (JOSM) program. In parallel to the intensification of research and monitoring efforts, including expansion of measured indicators, techniques for chemical analysis have also become more sensitive. Both factors contribute to the increased sensitivity and power, and improve our capacity to detect any change...
July 28, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759629/genetic-and-morphological-analyses-of-gracilaria-firma-and-g-changii-gracilariaceae-rhodophyta-the-commercially-important-agarophytes-in-western-pacific
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Poh-Kheng Ng, Showe-Mei Lin, Phaik-Eem Lim, Anicia Q Hurtado, Siew-Moi Phang, Yoon-Yen Yow, Zhongmin Sun
Many studies classifying Gracilaria species for the exploitation of agarophytes and the development of the agar industry were conducted before the prevalence of molecular tools, resulting in the description of many species based solely on their morphology. Gracilaria firma and G. changii are among the commercially important agarophytes from the western Pacific; both feature branches with basal constrictions that taper toward acute apices. In this study, we contrasted the morpho-anatomical circumscriptions of the two traditionally described species with molecular data from samples that included representatives of G...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735182/fluidized-bed-fenton-coupled-with-ceramic-membrane-separation-for-advanced-treatment-of-flax-wastewater
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Dong Fan, Lili Ding, Hui Huang, Mengtian Chen, Hongqiang Ren
Fluidized-bed Fenton coupled with ceramic membrane separation to treat the flax secondary effluent was investigated. The operating variables, including initial pH, dosage of H2O2 and Fe(0), air flow rate, TMP and pore size, were optimized. The distributions of DOMs in the treatment process were analyzed. Under the optimum condition (600mgL(-1)H2O2, 1.4gL(-1) Fe(0), pH=3, 300Lh(-1) air flow rate and 15psi TMP), the highest TOC and color removal efficiencies were 84% and 94% in the coupled reactor with 100nm ceramic membrane, reducing 39% of total iron with similar removal efficiency compared with Fluidized-bed Fenton...
May 31, 2017: Journal of Hazardous Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730360/characterization-of-extracellular-polymeric-substance-eps-fractions-produced-by-microcystis-aeruginosa-under-the-stress-of-linoleic-acid-sustained-release-microspheres
#9
Lixiao Ni, Danye Li, Shiyi Rong, Lili Su, Wei Zhou, Peifang Wang, Chao Wang, Shiyin Li, Kumud Acharya
This paper focuses on the characterization of extracellular polymeric substances (EPS), which are composed of soluble EPS (SL-EPS), loosely bound EPS (LB-EPS), and tightly bound EPS (TB-EPS) produced by Microcystis aeruginosa under the stress of linoleic acid (LA) and LA sustained-release microspheres. Three-dimensional excitation-emission matrix (3D-EEM) fluorescence spectroscopy and Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectrometry were used to characterize three forms of EPS while the content of polysaccharide and protein was tested, respectively...
July 20, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718629/hadamard-transform-fluorescence-excitation-emission-matrix-spectroscopy
#10
N L P Andrews, T Ferguson, A M M Rangaswamy, A R Bernicky, N Henning, A Dudelzak, O Reich, J A Barnes, H-P Loock
We present a fluorescence excitation-emission-matrix spectrometer with superior data acquisition rates over previous instruments. Light from a white light emitting diode (LED) source is dispersed onto a digital micromirror array (DMA) and encoded using binary n-size Walsh functions ("barcodes"). The encoded excitation light is used to irradiate the liquid sample and its fluorescence is dispersed and detected using a conventional array spectrometer. After exposure to excitation light encoded in n different ways, the 2-dimensional excitation-emission-matrix (EEM) spectrum is obtained by inverse Hadamard transformation...
August 4, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710360/dom-mediated-membrane-retention-of-fluoroquinolone-as-revealed-by-fluorescence-quenching-properties
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Shuang Liang, Li Lu, Fangang Meng
In this study, membrane filtration tests showed that the membrane rejection degree of difloxacin hydrochloride (DFHC) increased significantly in the presence of Suwannee River DOM or Aldrich humic acid (2-10 mg-C/L). Titration experiments showed that the excitation and emission of Peak R belonging to DFHC exhibited blue shifts by 5 nm and 10 nm, respectively, in the presence of DOM. The presence of DFHC can, in turn, lead to more significant overlapping of the fluorescence peaks of the Suwannee River DOM and Aldrich humic acid...
July 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707563/studies-on-removal-of-phenol-sulfonic-acid-syntan-in-aqueous-medium-using-ozonation
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Rema Thankappan, S V Srinivasan, R Suthanthararajan, Mika Sillanpää
The removal of phenol sulfonic acid-syntan (PSAS) in terms of chemical oxygen demand (COD) was studied at different pH, ozone and initial PSAS concentrations and the optimum condition was found to be pH 7, ozone concentration of 5.2 × 10(-3 )mmol/L and initial PSAS concentration of 500 mg/L. The increase in BOD5/COD ratio confirmed the bio-treatability of ozonated PSAS effluent. The excitation-emission matrix intensity and Fourier transmission infra-red spectroscopy confirmed the generation of intermediate by-product during degradation of PSAS...
July 27, 2017: Environmental Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692882/capture-of-perchlorate-by-a-surface-modified-bio-sorbent-and-its-bio-regeneration-properties-adsorption-computations-and-biofouling
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Zhongfei Ren, Xing Xu, Baoyu Gao, Yanwei Li, Jian Kong, Yanan Shang, Wen Song, Qingzhu Zhang
A magnetic amine-crosslinked reed (MACR) was synthesized by an insitu precipitation method and used for perchlorate uptake. The morphological properties of clean MACR, perchlorate-saturated MACR and bio-regenerated MACR samples were determined using scanning electron microscopy (SEM), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) and zeta potential measurements. The adsorption capacities of perchlorate by clean and bio-regenerated MACRs were determined. The density functional theory (DFT) method was employed to evaluate the binding free energies between various anions and ammonium/hydroxy groups...
October 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28666289/intractable-epilepsy-due-to-mtr-deficiency-importance-of-homocysteine-analysis
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Jonna Komulainen-Ebrahim, Eemeli Saastamoinen, Elisa Rahikkala, Heli Helander, Reetta Hinttala, Leila Risteli, Heikki Rantala, Johanna Uusimaa
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 30, 2017: Neuropediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28655115/characteristics-and-fate-of-natural-organic-matter-during-uv-oxidation-processes
#15
Yongtae Ahn, Doorae Lee, Minhwan Kwon, Il-Hwan Choi, Seong-Nam Nam, Joon-Wun Kang
Advanced oxidation processes (AOPs) are widely used in water treatments. During oxidation processes, natural organic matter (NOM) is modified and broken down into smaller compounds that affect the characteristics of the oxidized NOM by AOPs. In this study, NOM was characterized and monitored in the UV/hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) and UV/persulfate (PS) processes using a liquid chromatography-organic carbon detector (LC-OCD) technique, and a combination of excitation-emission matrices (EEM) and parallel factor analysis (PARAFAC)...
October 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654809/interactions-between-stepwise-eluted-sub-fractions-of-fulvic-acids-and-protons-revealed-by-fluorescence-titration-combined-with-eem-parafac
#16
Fanhao Song, Fengchang Wu, Fei Guo, Hao Wang, Weiying Feng, Min Zhou, Yanghui Deng, Yingchen Bai, Baoshan Xing, John P Giesy
In aquatic environments, pH can control environmental behaviors of fulvic acid (FA) via regulating hydrolysis of functional groups. Sub-fractions of FA, eluted using pyrophosphate buffers with initial pHs of 3.0 (FA3), 5.0 (FA5), 7.0 (FA7), 9.0 (FA9) and 13.0 (FA13), were used to explore interactions between the various, operationally defined, FA fractions and protons, by use of EEM-PARAFAC analysis. Splitting of peaks (FA3 and FA13), merging of peaks (FA7), disappearance of peaks (FA9 and FA13), and red/blue-shifting of peaks were observed during fluorescence titration...
June 24, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649045/roles-of-phytoplankton-and-macrophyte-derived-dissolved-organic-matter-in-sulfamethazine-adsorption-on-goethite
#17
Leilei Bai, Chicheng Cao, Chunliu Wang, Changhui Wang, Hui Zhang, Helong Jiang
Phytoplankton-derived dissolved organic matter (PDOM) and macrophyte-derived dissolved organic matter (MDOM) exist ubiquitously in eutrophic freshwater lakes. To understand the heterogeneous roles of individual fluorescent DOM components in the adsorption of antibiotics onto sediment minerals, the adsorptive fractionation of DOM on goethite (α-FeOOH) and its interaction with sulfamethazine (SMT) were investigated using fluorescence excitation-emission matrix combined with parallel factor analysis (EEM-PARAFAC)...
June 22, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647245/transport-and-humification-of-dissolved-organic-matter-within-a-semi-arid-floodplain
#18
Wenming Dong, Jiamin Wan, Tetsu K Tokunaga, Benjamin Gilbert, Kenneth H Williams
In order to understand the transport and humification processes of dissolved organic matter (DOM) within sediments of a semi-arid floodplain at Rifle, Colorado, fluorescence excitation-emission matrix (EEM) spectroscopy, humification index (HIX) and specific UV absorbance (SUVA) at 254nm were applied for characterizing depth and seasonal variations of DOM composition. Results revealed that late spring snowmelt leached relatively fresh DOM from plant residue and soil organic matter down into the deeper vadose zone (VZ)...
July 2017: Journal of Environmental Sciences (China)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646799/tracking-the-activity-of-the-anammox-damo-process-using-excitation-emission-matrix-eem-fluorescence-spectroscopy
#19
Yong-Ze Lu, Na Li, Zhao-Wei Ding, Liang Fu, Ya-Nan Bai, Guo-Ping Sheng, Raymond J Zeng
Coupling of anaerobic ammonium oxidation (anammox) and denitrifying anaerobic methane oxidation (DAMO) microorganisms in a hollow-fiber membrane biofilm reactor (HfMBR) is a potential strategy for simultaneous anaerobic removal of nitrogen and methane in wastewater streams. In these systems, effluents contain dissolved organic substances from anammox and DAMO microorganisms, but their characteristics and relationships have not been investigated. In the present study, excitation-emission matrix (EEM) fluorescence spectroscopy was used to characterize effluent dissolved organic matter (EfDOM) from an Anammox-DAMO HfMBR...
June 14, 2017: Water Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642971/high-diversity-of-bacterial-communities-in-developmental-stages-of-bactrocera-carambolae-insecta-tephritidae-revealed-by-illumina-miseq-sequencing-of-16s-rrna-gene
#20
Hoi-Sen Yong, Sze-Looi Song, Kah-Ooi Chua, Phaik-Eem Lim
Bactrocera carambolae is a highly polyphagous fruit pest of agricultural importance. This study reports the bacterial communities associated with the developmental stages of B. carambolae. The microbiota of the developmental stages were investigated by targeted 16S rRNA gene (V3-V4 region) sequencing using the Illumina MiSeq. At 97% similarity, there were 19 bacterial phyla and unassigned bacteria, comprising 39 classes, 86 orders, 159 families and 311 genera. The bacterial composition varied among the specimens of developmental stage and across developmental stages as well as exuviae...
September 2017: Current Microbiology
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