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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809549/mesocosm-studies-on-the-efficacy-of-bioamended-activated-carbon-for-treating-pcb-impacted-sediment
#1
Rayford B Payne, Upal Ghosh, Harold Douglas May, Christopher W Marshall, Kevin R Sowers
This report describes results of a bench-scale treatability study to evaluate the efficacy of bioaugmentation with bioamended activated carbon (AC) for in-situ treatment of polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) impacted sediments. To this end, the ability of PCB transforming microorganisms to degrade and reduce the overall concentration of PCBs in sediment was determined in 2 L recirculating mesocosms designed to simulate conditions in Abraham's Creek in Quantico, Virginia. Ten sediment mesocosms were tested for the effects of AC alone, AC with slow release electron donor (cellulose) and different concentrations and combinations of PCB dehalogenating and degrading microorganisms added as bioamendments...
August 15, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806690/occurrence-and-distribution-of-halogenated-flame-retardants-in-an-urban-watershed-comparison-to-polychlorinated-biphenyls-and-organochlorine-pesticides
#2
Qian Wang, Barry C Kelly
Due to restrictions on polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs), market demand for alternative flame retardants is projected to increase, worldwide. Information regarding the environmental behavior of these compounds is limited. The present study involved field measurements of several alternative halogenated flame retardants (HFRs), along with PBDEs and legacy persistent organic pollutants (POPs) in surface water, bottom sediments and suspended particulate matter (SPM) within a highly urbanized watershed in Singapore...
August 11, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806557/a-highly-sensitive-and-selective-aptamer-based-colorimetric-sensor-for-the-rapid-detection-of-pcb-77
#3
Ruojie Cheng, Siyao Liu, Huijie Shi, Guohua Zhao
A highly sensitive, specific and simple colorimetric sensor based on aptamer was established for the detection of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB 77). The use of unmodified gold nanoparticles as a colorimetric probe for aptamer sensors enabled the highly sensitive and selective detection of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB 77). A linear range of 0.5nM to 900nM was obtained for the colorimetric assay with a minimum detection limit of 0.05nM. In addition, by the methods of circular dichroism, UV and naked eyes, we found that the 35 base fragments retained after cutting 5 bases from the 5 'end of aptamer plays the most significant role in the PCB 77 specific recognition process...
July 25, 2017: Journal of Hazardous Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803433/distribution-of-serum-levels-of-persistent-organic-pollutants-heterocyclic-aromatic-amine-theoretical-intake-and-nutritional-cofactors-in-a-semi-rural-island-population
#4
Daniel Carrizo, Sarah F Brennan, Olivier P Chevallier, Jayne Woodside, Kevin M Cooper, Marie M Cantwell, Geraldine Cuskelly, Christopher T Elliott
Persistent organic pollutant (POP) exposure is strongly associated with negative health effects in humans. Heterocyclic aromatic amines (HAAs) are formed during high temperature cooking of foods (i.e. meat and fish). Human exposure to HAA is through food consumption and from similar food groups to POPs. A study of serum samples for POPs in a non-occupational exposed population (n = 149, age range 18-80 years, recruited in 2012) and comparison with estimated HAA daily intake calculations based on food diaries were undertaken...
August 12, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803405/pcb-dechlorination-hotspots-and-reductive-dehalogenase-genes-in-sediments-from-a-contaminated-wastewater-lagoon
#5
Timothy E Mattes, Jessica M Ewald, Yi Liang, Andres Martinez, Andrew Awad, Patrick Richards, Keri C Hornbuckle, Jerald L Schnoor
Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) are a class of persistent organic pollutants that are distributed worldwide. Although industrial PCB production has stopped, legacy contamination can be traced to several different commercial mixtures (e.g., Aroclors in the USA). Despite their persistence, PCBs are subject to naturally occurring biodegradation processes, although the microbes and enzymes involved are poorly understood. The biodegradation potential of PCB-contaminated sediments in a wastewater lagoon located in Virginia (USA) was studied...
August 12, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803190/legacy-and-new-halogenated-persistent-organic-pollutants-in-polar-bears-from-a-contamination-hotspot-in-the-arctic-hudson-bay-canada
#6
R J Letcher, A D Morris, M Dyck, E Sverko, E J Reiner, D A D Blair, S G Chu, L Shen
A large and complex suite of 295 legacy and new halogenated persistent organic pollutants (POPs) were investigated in fat or liver tissue samples of polar bears collected in 2013-2014 from Southern (SHB) and Western (WHB) subpopulations of the Canadian Arctic contaminants hotspot of Hudson Bay. A total of 210 POPs were detected and/or quantifiable with some frequency in all fat or liver samples. POP profile and concentration differences were investigated both within (e.g. age and sex) and between the two subpopulations...
August 10, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802131/food-contamination-by-pcbs-and-waste-disposal-crisis-evidence-from-goat-milk-in-campania-italy
#7
M C Ferrante, G Fusco, A Monnolo, F Saggiomo, J Guccione, R Mercogliano, M T Clausi
AIM: The study aims at investigating whether, and if so, to what extent the strong presence of urban and industrial waste in a territory may cause PCB contamination in goat milk produced therein. METHODS: We compared PCB concentrations in goat milk from three different locations in the Campania region (Italy). One of the three locations, together with its surrounding area, has long suffered from illegal waste disposal and burning mainly by the so-called Ecomafia...
July 28, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802104/results-of-the-second-national-forest-soil-inventory-in-germany-interpretation-of-level-and-stock-profiles-for-pcdd-f-and-pcb-in-terms-of-vegetation-and-humus-type
#8
Marchela Pandelova, Bernhard Henkelmann, Bernd M Bussian, Karl-Werner Schramm
Polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins (PCDDs), polychlorinated dibenzofurans (PCDFs) and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) were detected in 86 humic topsoil layers and in a subset of 11 randomly selected top mineral forest soils at the depths of 0-5cm and 5-10cm collected from different federal states of Germany. The distribution of these persistent organic pollutants (POPs) in humic topsoils with respect to vegetation cover (coniferous vs. deciduous vs. mixed), total organic carbon (TOC), altitude and latitude data was investigated...
August 9, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801106/comparison-of-caged-and-native-blue-mussels-mytilus-edulis-spp-for-environmental-monitoring-of-pah-pcb-and-trace-metals
#9
Merete Schøyen, Ian J Allan, Anders Ruus, Jarle Håvardstun, Dag Ø Hjermann, Jonny Beyer
Contaminant bioaccumulation was studied in blue mussels (Mytilus edulis spp.) using the harbor waters of Kristiansand (Norway) as a case study. A suite of chemical contaminants (trace metals, PAHs and PCBs) was analyzed in caged and native mussels as well as in passive samplers (Diffusive Gradients in Thin films (DGT)-devices and silicone rubbers) placed alongside the mussels for estimation of contaminant concentrations in water and uptake rates and bioaccumulation factors (BAFs) in mussels during a six-months deployment period...
August 2, 2017: Marine Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800567/a-comparative-evaluation-of-anaerobic-dechlorination-of-pcb-118-and-aroclor-1254-in-sediment-microcosms-from-three-pcb-impacted-environments
#10
Devrim Kaya, Ipek Imamoglu, F Dilek Sanin, Kevin R Sowers
Aroclor 1254 (A1254) is the most toxic commercial PCB mixture produced, primarily due to its relatively high concentrations of dioxin-like congeners. This study demonstrates a comparative evaluation of dechlorination of A1254 and PCB-118 by indigenous organohalide respiring bacteria enriched from three PCB impacted sites: Grasse River (GR), NY; Fox River (FR), WI; and Baltimore Harbor (BH), MD. PCB-118 dechlorination rates in GR, BH, and FR was 0.0308, 0.015, and 0.0006 Cl(-)/biphenyl/day, respectively. A1254 dechlorination rates in GR, FR, and BH were 0...
August 3, 2017: Journal of Hazardous Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796943/forensic-analysis-of-polychlorinated-dibenzo-p-dioxin-and-furan-fingerprints-to-elucidate-dechlorination-pathways
#11
Lisa A Rodenburg, Yashika Dewani, Max M Haggblom, Lee Kerkhof, Donna E Fennell
Polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins and -furans (PCDD/Fs) are persistent organic pollutants whose main removal process in the environment is due to biodegradation, and particularly anaerobic reductive dechlorination. Since PCDD/F congeners that are substituted in the lateral 2, 3, 7, and 8 positions are the most toxic, removal of these chlorines is advantageous, but previous studies have only demonstrated their removal under laboratory conditions. We evaluated a concentration data set of PCDD/F congeners with four or more chlorines along with all 209 polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) congeners in surface water, treated and untreated wastewater, landfill leachate, and biosolids (NY CARP dataset) to determine whether peri and peri/lateral dechlorination of PCDD/Fs occurs in these environments...
August 10, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794337/determination-of-polychlorinated-biphenyls-in-fish-tissues-from-shanghai-seafood-markets-using-a-modified-quechers-method
#12
Yunyun Cui, Zhengquan Wang, Jian Cong, Liping Wang, Yuan Liu, Xichang Wang, Jing Xie
Optimized Quick, Easy, Cheap, Effective, Rugged, and Safe (QuEChERS) pretreatment methods for determination of six polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) residues in fish and aquatic invertebrates samples were investigated. Large volume injection (LVI) coupled gas chromatography tandem mass spectrometry (GC-MS/MS) with selected reaction monitoring (SRM) was used to provide a very sensitive and selective means of analyzing PCBs via internal calibration. Three analytical processes were validated and compared, and the florisil Celite(®)545 pretreatment method was selected...
2017: Analytical Sciences: the International Journal of the Japan Society for Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791578/protective-role-of-antioxidants-capacity-of-hyrtios-aff-erectus-sponge-extract-against-mixture-of-persistent-organic-pollutants-pops-induced-hepatic-toxicity-in-mice-liver-biomarkers-and-ultrastructural-study
#13
Nehad M Abd El-Moneam, Mohamed A Shreadah, Samy A El-Assar, Asmaa Nabil-Adam
The current study investigates the hepatoprotective effect of Hyrtios aff. Erectus sponge extract against POPs intoxication on endogenous antioxidant enzymes and lipid peroxidation in mice liver tissue. In the present study, the mice BALB/C were assigned into four groups: group I: received saline subcutaneously for 7 days and served as negative control; group II: received subcutaneously for 7 days, 130.6 mg/100 g/b. w/day POPs mixture(mixture of PCB 28, PCB 52,, PCB 101, PCB 118, PCB 153, PCB 138 and PCB 180, alpha-Hexachlorocyclohexane, beta-Hexachloro-cyclohexane, gamma-hexachlorocyclohexane, Aldrin, O,P'-DDE, Dieldrin, P,p DDE, O,P DDD, Endrin, P,p DDD and P,pDDT were extracted from sediments collected from Lake Mariout), and served as induced group; group III: pretreated with Hyrtios aff...
August 8, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791550/drug-delivery-nanoparticles-with-locally-tunable-toxicity-made-entirely-from-a-light-activatable-prodrug-of-doxorubicin
#14
Carolyn Schutt, Stuart Ibsen, Eran Zahavy, Santosh Aryal, Stacey Kuo, Selin Esener, Michael Berns, Sadik Esener
PURPOSE: A major challenge facing nanoparticle-based delivery of chemotherapy agents is the natural and unavoidable accumulation of these particles in healthy tissue resulting in local toxicity and dose-limiting side effects. To address this issue, we have designed and characterized a new prodrug nanoparticle with controllable toxicity allowing a locally-delivered light trigger to convert the payload of the particle from a low to a high toxicity state. METHODS: The nanoparticles are created entirely from light-activatable prodrug molecules using a nanoprecipitation process...
August 8, 2017: Pharmaceutical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790991/bacteria-associated-to-plants-naturally-selected-in-a-historical-pcb-polluted-soil-show-potential-to-sustain-natural-attenuation
#15
Lorenzo Vergani, Francesca Mapelli, Ramona Marasco, Elena Crotti, Marco Fusi, Antonio Di Guardo, Stefano Armiraglio, Daniele Daffonchio, Sara Borin
The exploitation of the association between plants and microorganisms is a promising approach able to boost natural attenuation processes for soil clean-up in vast polluted areas characterized by mixed chemical contamination. We aimed to explore the selection of root-associated bacterial communities driven by different plant species spontaneously established in abandoned agricultural soils within a historical polluted site in north Italy. The site is highly contaminated by chlorinated persistent organic pollutants, mainly constituted by polychlorobiphenyls (PCBs), together with heavy metals and metalloids, in variable concentrations and uneven distribution...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28778014/emissions-of-brominated-compounds-and-polycyclic-aromatic-hydrocarbons-during-pyrolysis-of-e-waste-debrominated-in-subcritical-water
#16
Aurora Soler, Juan A Conesa, Nuria Ortuño
Degradation of brominated flame retardants present in printed circuit boards (PCBs) was tested using subcritical water in a high pressure reactor. Debromination experiments were carried out in a batch stirred reactor at three different temperatures (225 °C, 250 °C and 275 °C) keeping a solid to liquid (S/L) ratio of PCB:water = 1:5 during 180 min. Results indicated that debromination efficiency was increased with temperature (18.5-63.6% of bromine present in the original PCB was removed). Thermal decomposition of the debrominated materials was studied and compared with that of the original PCB...
July 30, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774710/chlorine-and-bromine-isotope-fractionation-of-halogenated-organic-pollutants-on-gas-chromatography-columns
#17
Caiming Tang, Jianhua Tan, Songsong Xiong, Jun Liu, Yujuan Fan, Xianzhi Peng
Compound-specific chlorine/bromine isotope analysis (CSIA-Cl/Br) has become a powerful approach to investigate degradation pathways and apportion sources of halogenated organic pollutants (HOPs) in the environment. CSIA-Cl/Br is usually conducted by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS), which could be negatively impacted by isotope fractionation on GC columns. In this study, on-column Cl/Br isotope fractionation of 31 organochlorines and 4 organobromines was explored using GC-double focus magnetic-sector high resolution MS (GC-DFS-HRMS)...
July 25, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28773804/metals-recovery-from-artificial-ore-in-case-of-printed-circuit-boards-using-plasmatron-plasma-reactor
#18
Jakub Szałatkiewicz
This paper presents the investigation of metals production form artificial ore, which consists of printed circuit board (PCB) waste, processed in plasmatron plasma reactor. A test setup was designed and built that enabled research of plasma processing of PCB waste of more than 700 kg/day scale. The designed plasma process is presented and discussed. The process in tests consumed 2 kWh/kg of processed waste. Investigation of the process products is presented with their elemental analyses of metals and slag. The average recovery of metals in presented experiments is 76%...
August 10, 2016: Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28773121/corrosion-behavior-of-silver-plated-circuit-boards-in-a-simulated-marine-environment-with-industrial-pollution
#19
Kui Xiao, Pan Yi, Lidan Yan, Ziheng Bai, Chaofang Dong, Pengfei Dong, Xiong Gao
The electrochemical corrosion behavior of a silver-plated circuit board (PCB-ImAg) in a polluted marine atmosphere environment (Qingdao in China) is studied through a simulated experiment. The morphologies of PCB-ImAg show some micropores on the surface that act as the corrosion-active points in the tests. Cl(-) mainly induces microporous corrosion, whereas SO₂ causes general corrosion. Notably, the silver color changes significantly under SO₂ influence. EIS results show that the initial charge transfer resistance in the test containing SO₂ and Cl(-) is 9...
July 6, 2017: Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28772743/a-life-prediction-model-of-multilayered-pth-based-on-fatigue-mechanism
#20
Yaqiu Li, Weiwei Hu, Yufeng Sun, Zili Wang, Ali Mosleh
Plated through hole (PTH) plays a critical role in printed circuit board (PCB) reliability. Thermal fatigue deformation of the PTH material is regarded as the primary factor affecting the lifetime of electrical devices. Numerous research efforts have focused on the failure mechanism model of PTH. However, most of the existing models were based on the one-dimensional structure hypothesis without taking the multilayered structure and external pad into consideration. In this paper, the constitutive relation of multilayered PTH is developed to establish the stress equation, and finite element analysis (FEA) is performed to locate the maximum stress and simulate the influence of the material properties...
April 4, 2017: Materials
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