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Yadan Zheng, Meiyan Xing, Luziyu Cai, Tao Xiao, Yufan Lu, Jinzhou Jiang
Sludge dewaterability was chemically and morphologically explored during sewage sludge treatment by vermifiltration. The results, with a conventional biofilter (BF, no earthworms) as a control, demonstrated that the capillary suction time(CST) and specific resistance of filtration(SRF) of vermifilter (VF, with earthworms) treated sludge were 64.9±1.7s and (23.1±1.3)×10(12)m/kg,16.8% and 36.0% lower than that of the BF, respectively. Additionally, the VF could efficiently decompose loosely bound extracellular polymeric substances (LB-EPS), releasing more water trapped inside biofilm...
January 11, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
C J Charles, S P Rout, K A Patel, S Akbar, A P Laws, B R Jackson, S A Boxall, P N Humphreys
: The survival of microorganisms within a cementitious geological disposal facility for radioactive wastes is heavily dependent on their ability to survive the calcium dominated, hyper-alkaline conditions resulting from the dissolution of the cementitious materials. The present study shows that the formation of flocs, composed of a complex mixture of extracellular polymeric substances (EPS), provides protection against alkaline pH values up to pH 13.0. The flocs were dominated by Alishewanella and Dietzia sp, producing a mannose rich carbohydrate fraction incorporating extracellular DNA, resulting in Ca(2+) sequestration...
January 13, 2017: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
Yi Xing, Zhiqiang Wang, Chen Hong, Qiang Yang, Lihui Feng, Mengmeng Jia, Yifei Li
Sludge dewatering can effectively reduce the volume and mass of sludge for subsequent treatment and disposal. The work validated the potential of Fenton's reagent combined with dodecyl dimethyl benzyl ammonium chloride (DDBAC) in improving sludge dewaterability and proposed the mechanism of joint conditioning. The composite conditioner dosage was optimized using response surface methodology. Results indicated the good conditioning capability of the composite conditioners. The optimum dosages for H2O2, Fe2+, and DDBAC were 44...
2017: PloS One
Chao Wang, Sitong Liu, Xiaochen Xu, Chuanqi Zhao, Fenglin Yang, Dong Wang
The objective of this study was to investigate the influence of extracellular polymeric substance (EPS) on the coupling effects between ammonia-oxidizing bacteria (AOB) and anaerobic ammonium-oxidizing (anammox) bacteria for the completely autotrophic nitrogen removal over nitrite (CANON) biofilm formation in a moving bed biofilm reactor (MBBR). Analysis of the quantity of EPS and cyclic diguanylate (c-di-GMP) confirmed that the contents of polysaccharides and c-di-GMP were correlated in the AOB sludge, anammox sludge, and CANON biofilm...
January 11, 2017: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
Joseph S Fernandez-Moure, Jeffrey L Van Eps, Leif Peterson, Beverly A Shirkey, Zachary K Menn, Fernando Cabrera, Azim Karim, Ennio Tasciotti, Bradley K Weiner, Warren A Ellsworth
The degree of crosslinking within acellular dermal matrices (ADM) seems to correlate to neovascularization when used in ventral hernia repair (VHR). Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) enhances wound healing through several mechanisms including neovascularization, but research regarding its effect on soft tissue healing in VHR is lacking. We sought to study the effect of crosslinking on PRP-induced neovascularization in a rodent model of bridging VHR. We hypothesized that ADM crosslinking would negatively affect PRP-induced neovessel formation...
January 11, 2017: Wound Repair and Regeneration
Hongkai Zhu, Kai Zhang, Hongwen Sun, Fei Wang, Yiming Yao
To investigate the environmental fate of 3 main hexabromocyclododecane diastereoisomers (α-, β-, and γ-HBCDs), samples from various environmental media, including outdoor settled dust, soil, sediment, plant tissues (holly, cypress and pine) and marine species (shrimp, crab and fish) were obtained around an expanded polystyrene material manufacturing plant in Tianjin, China. The 3 main HBCD diastereoisomers were detected with the total concentrations ranging from 328 to 31,752 ng/g dry weight (dw), 2.91-1730 ng/g dw, 23...
January 6, 2017: Environmental Pollution
Lijie Zhou, Weiqin Zhuang, Xin Wang, Ke Yu, Shufang Yang, Siqing Xia
A laboratory-scale submerged anoxic-oxic membrane bioreactor for municipal wastewater was operated to investigate the potential effects of loading suspended nano zero valent iron (nZVI, 25 and 50 mg/L) discharged on the membrane fouling. nZVI transformed rapidly into Fe(n+), generated reactive oxygen species (ROS) and caused oxidative stress. This result rapidly led to the cell lysis and bacteria death, and further resulted in the decrease of biomass and extracellular polymeric substances (EPS). nZVI also thinned the membrane fouling layer...
January 3, 2017: Water Research
Włodzimierz Przewodowski, Agnieszka Przewodowska
The quarantine bacterium Clavibacter michiganensis subsp. sepedonicus (Cms) causes bacterial ring rot (BRR) in potato but is difficult to detect, hampering the diagnosis of this disease. ELISA immunoassays have not been widely used to detect Cms because commercially available anti-Cms antibodies detect mainly EPS-producing bacteria and can fail to detect strains that do not produce EPS. In the current study, we developed a new type of polyclonal antibody that specifically detects Clavibacter michiganensis subsp...
2017: PloS One
An Ding, Jinlong Wang, Dachao Lin, Xiaobin Tang, Xiaoxiang Cheng, Hui Wang, Langming Bai, Guibai Li, Heng Liang
Rainwater is a nature resource, which can be widely used for non-potable and potable applications in water scared countries after appropriate treatment. Gravity-driven membrane filtration (GDM) process is a promising technology for decentralized rainwater treatment due to no backwashing, flushing and chemical cleaning. In this study, we established a single lab-scale GDM system for the stored rainwater (simulative cellar rainwater) treatment with two months operation, and a stored tap water was used as a compared system to evaluate the permeability and organics removal performance...
December 27, 2016: Chemosphere
Cedric Mombereau, Jørn Arnt, Arne Mørk
Previous studies have shown that partial and full 5-HT1A receptor agonists reduce antipsychotic-induced catalepsy. Consequently, some antipsychotics combining balanced efficacy between dopamine (DA) D2 antagonism or partial agonism and 5-HT1A receptor agonism have a low propensity to induce extrapyramidal side effects (EPS), as reflected by low cataleptogenic activity in rodents. In the present experiments, we attempted to explore the importance of pre- and postsynaptic 5-HT1A agonistic properties of brexpiprazole and aripiprazole in the context of neurological side-effect liabilities...
January 3, 2017: Pharmacology, Biochemistry, and Behavior
Eiji Kose, Kana Uno, Hiroyuki Hayashi
 Typical antipsychotics are easily expressed as adverse events such as extrapyramidal symptom (EPS). On the other hand, incidence of adverse events due to atypical antipsychotics is low. Therefore, currently, atypical antipsychotics are widely used to treat schizophrenia. However, it has been reported that there is no difference in the frequency of EPS in atypical and typical antipsychotics. This study aimed to evaluate the expression profile of EPS in atypical and typical antipsychotics treatment using the Japanese Adverse Drug Event Report (JADER) database...
2017: Yakugaku Zasshi: Journal of the Pharmaceutical Society of Japan
Yu Miao, Xuechao Guo, Wei Jiang, Xu-Xiang Zhang, Bing Wu
Five lab-scale membrane bioreactors (MBRs) were continuously operated to investigate the mechanisms and linkages of the microbial community and membrane fouling with trivalent metal cations (Fe(III) and Al(III)) and bivalent metal cations (Ca(II) and Mg(II)) shock loads. COD and NH4(+)-N removals showed recovery trends along with treatment process in the presence of metals. Trivalent metal cations reduced trans-membrane pressure (TMP) as well as fouling rate (dTMP/dt) and extended membrane module replacement period by binding activated sludge extracellular polymeric substance (EPS) and effluent soluble microbial product (SMP) productions...
December 19, 2016: Journal of Hazardous Materials
Joyabrata Mal, Yarlagadda V Nancharaiah, Neeraj Maheshwari, Eric D van Hullebusch, Piet N L Lens
Continuous removal of tellurite (TeO3(2-)) from synthetic wastewater and subsequent recovery in the form of elemental tellurium was studied in an upflow anaerobic granular sludge bed (UASB) reactor operated at 30°C. The UASB reactor was inoculated with anaerobic granular sludge and fed with lactate as carbon source and electron donor at an organic loading rate of 0.6g CODL(-1)d(-1). After establishing efficient and stable COD removal, the reactor was fed with 10mg TeO3(2-)L(-1) for 42 d before increasing the influent concentration to 20mg TeO3(2-)L(-1)...
December 26, 2016: Journal of Hazardous Materials
Yi Xu, Chao Wang, Jun Hou, Peifang Wang, Guoxiang You, Lingzhan Miao, Bowen Lv, Yangyang Yang
The short term (8h) influences of cerium oxide nanoparticles (CeO2NPs) on the process of phosphorus removal in biofilm were investigated. At concentration of 0.1mg/L, CeO2 NPs posed no impacts on total phosphorus (TP) removal. While at 20mg/L, TP removal efficiency reduced from 85.16% to 59.62%. Results of P distribution analysis and (31)P nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy implied that the anaerobic degradation of polyphosphate (polyP) and the release of orthophosphate in extracellular polymeric substances (EPS) were inhibited...
March 2017: Bioresource Technology
Alejandra Díaz-García, Ana R Borrero-Santiago, T Ángel DelValls, Inmaculada Riba
CO2 storage in sub-seabed marine geological formations has been proposed as an adequate strategy to mitigate high CO2 concentration from the atmosphere. The lack of knowledge about the potential risks of this technology on marine bacteria population in presence of metals has lead us to perform laboratory-scale experiments in order to evaluate its consequences. Thus, the effects of Zn and Cd were studied under acid conditions on Roseobacter sp. and Pseudomonas litoralis. Bacterial abundance (cellsmL(-1)), growth rates (μ, h(-1)), relative inhibitory effects of CO2 (RICO2), and production of Extracellular Polysaccharides Substances (EPS) (μgGlucosecells(-1)) were evaluated...
December 28, 2016: Marine Pollution Bulletin
Guodong Liu, Xiaoling Miao
Switching cultivation (mixotrophic-heterotrophic, 12h:12h) of Heynigia riparia SX01 was studied, the maximum biomass concentration of 3.55gL(-1) and lipid yield of 1.45gL(-1) were achieved after 8days cultivation. The extracellular polymeric substance (EPS) was developed as co-product. Addition of MgSO4 could enhance the production of EPS. The highest amount of 0.60gL(-1) EPS was obtained with the addition of 2gL(-1) MgSO4, the self-flocculation efficiency was as high as 83% at this condition. The total lipid and lipid fractions did not show differences with extra MgSO4...
March 2017: Bioresource Technology
Rebecca A Melanson, Inderjit Barphagha, Surendra Osti, Tiago P Lelis, Hari S Karki, Ruoxi Chen, Bishnu K Shrestha, Jong Hyun Ham
Burkholderia glumae is an emerging plant-pathogenic bacterium that causes disease in rice in several of the major of rice-producing areas throughout the world. In the southern United States, B. glumae is the major causal agent of bacterial panicle blight of rice and has caused severe yield losses in recent decades. Despite its importance, few management options are available for diseases caused by B. glumae, and knowledge of how this pathogen causes disease is limited. In an effort to identify novel factors that contribute to the pathogenicity of B...
December 30, 2016: Microbiology
Wenjie Jian, Lu Zhang, Ka-Chai Siu, Angxin Song, Jian-Yong Wu
Natural polysaccharides are the most widely used biopolymers for green synthesis of eco-friendly silver nanoparticles (AgNPs). In a previous study, a high molecular weight (MW) fraction of exopolysaccharides (EPS) produced by a medicinal fungus Cs-HK1 has been shown useful for green and facile synthesis of AgNPs in water. This study was to further evaluate the effects of molecular properties of EPS on the formation, stability and properties of AgNPs with different EPS fractions at various pH conditions. Three EPS fractions (P0...
December 29, 2016: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
Agnieszka Noszczyk-Nowak, Alicja Cepiel, Adrian Janiszewski, Robert Pasławski, Jacek Gajek, Urszula Pasławska, Józef Nicpoń
BACKGROUND: Swine are a well-recognized animal model for human cardiovascular diseases. Despite the widespread use of porcine model in experimental electrophysiology, still no reference values for intracardiac electrical activity and conduction parameters determined during an invasive electrophysiology study (EPS) have been developed in this species thus far. OBJECTIVES: The aim of the study was to develop a set of normal values for intracardiac electrical activity and conduction parameters determined during an invasive EPS of swine...
November 2016: Advances in Clinical and Experimental Medicine: Official Organ Wroclaw Medical University
Gabriel Ladeira Osés, Setembrino Petri, Bruno Becker-Kerber, Guilherme Raffaeli Romero, Marcia de Almeida Rizzutto, Fabio Rodrigues, Douglas Galante, Tiago Fiorini da Silva, Jessica F Curado, Elidiane Cipriano Rangel, Rafael Parra Ribeiro, Mírian Liza Alves Forancelli Pacheco
Exceptionally well-preserved three-dimensional insects with fine details and even labile tissues are ubiquitous in the Crato Member Konservat Lagerstätte (northeastern Brazil). Here we investigate the preservational pathways which yielded such specimens. We employed high resolution techniques (EDXRF, SR-SXS, SEM, EDS, micro Raman, and PIXE) to understand their fossilisation on mineralogical and geochemical grounds. Pseudomorphs of framboidal pyrite, the dominant fossil microfabric, display size variation when comparing cuticle with inner areas or soft tissues, which we interpret as the result of the balance between ion diffusion rates and nucleation rates of pyrite through the originally decaying carcasses...
2016: PeerJ
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