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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821120/enhanced-permeability-and-antifouling-performance-of-cellulose-acetate-ultrafiltration-membrane-assisted-by-l-dopa-functionalized-halloysite-nanotubes
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REVIEW
Keguang Mu, Dalun Zhang, Ziqiang Shao, Dujian Qin, Yalong Wang, Shuo Wang
l-Dopa functionalized halloysite nanotubes (HNTs) were prepared by the self-polymerization of l-dopa in the weak alkaline condition. Then different contents of l-dopa coated HNTs (LPDHNTs) were blended into cellulose acetate to prepare enhanced performance ultrafiltration membranes via the phase inversion method. The HNTs and LPDHNTs were characterized by FTIR, XPS, and TEM anysis. And the membranes morphologies, separation performance, antifouling performance, mechanical properties and hydrophilicity were also investigated...
October 15, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821058/exploration-of-permeability-and-antifouling-performance-on-modified-cellulose-acetate-ultrafiltration-membrane-with-cellulose-nanocrystals
#2
Jinling Lv, Guoquan Zhang, Hanmin Zhang, Fenglin Yang
Cellulose nanocrystals (CNCs) were introduced into cellulose diacetate (CDA) matrix via immerged phase-inversion process, aiming to improve the filtration and antifouling performance of CNCs/CDA blending membrane. The effects of CNCs on membrane morphologies, hydrophilicity, permeability and antifouling property were investigated. Results showed that the incorporation of CNCs into CDA membrane could effectively enhance the permeability and antifouling property of CNCs/CDA blending membrane by optimizing membrane microstructure and improving membrane hydrophilicity...
October 15, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819317/intradialytic-central-venous-oxygen-saturation-is-associated-with-clinical-outcomes-in-hemodialysis-patients
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Lili Chan, Hanjie Zhang, Anna Meyring-Wösten, Israel Campos, Doris Fuertinger, Stephan Thijssen, Peter Kotanko
Central venous oxygen saturation (ScvO2) in the superior vena cava is predominantly determined by cardiac output, arterial oxygen content, and oxygen consumption by the upper body. While abnormal ScvO2 levels are associated with morbidity and mortality in non-uremic populations, ScvO2 has received little attention in hemodialysis patients. From 1/2012 to 8/2015, 232 chronic hemodialysis patients with central venous catheters as vascular access had their ScvO2 monitored during a 6-month baseline period and followed for up to 36 months...
August 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818799/an-ultrafiltration-and-high-performance-liquid-chromatography-coupled-with-diode-array-detector-and-mass-spectrometry-approach-for-screening-and-characterizing-thrombin-inhibitors-from-rhizoma-chuanxiong
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Qian Zhang, Yu-Xiu Yang, Su-Ying Li, Ya-Li Wang, Feng-Qing Yang, Hua Chen, Zhi-Ning Xia
Thrombin (THR) plays a significant role in thromboembolic diseases, direct THR inhibitors are a class of important clinical anticoagulant drugs. This study established a THR in-solution based biospecific extraction combined with ultrafiltration and high performance liquid chromatography coupled with diode array detector and mass spectrometry analysis (TUA) method to screen and identify ligands for THR in Rhizoma Chuanxiong. After evaluating the reliability of the present TUA method using positive (argatroban) and negative (adenosine, tirofiban, ticagrelor) control drugs, this method was successfully applied to detect eight potential active compounds in Rhizoma Chuanxiong...
August 4, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815975/urea-based-recirculation-validation-of-the-symmetrical-palindrome-catheter
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Martin Jonczyk, Christian Althoff, Torsten Slowinski, Ina Lieker, Marcel Naik, Jonas Auer, Raúl García Marcos, Ejona Duka, Bernd Hamm, Maximilian de Bucourt
BACKGROUND: High blood flow and low recirculation rates are central for adequate haemodialysis. A new symmetrical tip has been invented promising efficient haemodialysis even if the ports are reversed. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate access recirculation of the 'palindrome' catheter and to report initial experiences in a clinical setting. MATERIAL AND METHODS: After implantation of the new catheter in 20 patients (male: 14; female: 6; mean age 72 ± 12...
August 16, 2017: Journal of Renal Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805367/tailoring-membrane-surface-properties-and-ultrafiltration-performances-via-self-assembly-of-polyethylene-glycol-block-polysulfone-block-polyethylene-glycol-block-copolymer-upon-thermal-and-solvent-annealing
#6
Ning Wang, Tao Wang, Yunxia Hu
Recently, ultrafiltration (UF) membranes faced great challenges including the fine control of the membrane surfaces for high filtration performances and antifouling properties in treating complex solution systems. Here, a particular type of amphiphilic block copolymers polyethylene glycol-block-polysulfone-block-polyethylene glycol (PEG-b-PSf-b-PEG) was synthesized through one-pot step-growth polymerization with mPEG as two ends to achieve the mobility of hydrophilic polymer chains. Without any other polymers or additives involved, the PEG-b-PSf-b-PEG triblock copolymer UF membrane was fabricated through the non-solvent induced phase separation (NIPS) method...
August 14, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803369/volume-balance-and-intradialytic-ultrafiltration-rate-in-the-hemodialysis-patient
#7
REVIEW
Jason A Chou, Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Volume management in hemodialysis patients is often challenging. Assessing volume status and deciding how much fluid to remove during hemodialysis, the so-called ultrafiltration rate (UFR), has remained a conundrum. RECENT FINDINGS: To date there is no objective assessment tool to determine the needed UFR during each hemodialysis session. Higher volume overload or higher UFR is associated with poor outcomes including worse mortality and unfavorable clinical outcomes...
August 12, 2017: Current Heart Failure Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802848/structure-and-intracellular-antioxidant-activity-of-pectic-polysaccharide-from-acerola-malpighia-emarginata
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Rafael Roberto Klosterhoff, Juliana Müller Bark, Nícolas Manzke Glänzel, Marcello Iacomini, Gláucia Regina Martinez, Sheila M B Winnischofer, Lucimara M C Cordeiro
Malpighia emarginata is a tropical fruit plant, found naturally in the Caribbean islands and South America that produces an edible fruit known as acerola or Barbados Cherry. Its polysaccharides were obtained by aqueous extraction, subjected to a freezing and thawing process and ultrafiltration. A homogeneous fraction (ACWS-01E) was analyzed by sugar composition, HPSEC, methylation and NMR spectroscopy analyses. The results showed an arabinan-rich pectic polysaccharide, with 6.1×10(4)g/mol and formed mainly by a high methyl esterified (DM=86%) homogalacturonan and branched arabinan...
August 9, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802137/development-of-novel-polysulfone-membranes-with-embedded-zirconium-sulfate-surfactant-micelle-mesostructure-for-phosphate-recovery-from-water-through-membrane-filtration
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Kenji Furuya, Akira Hafuka, Miho Kuroiwa, Hisashi Satoh, Yoshimasa Watanabe, Hiroshi Yamamura
We prepared novel membranes that could adsorb phosphate from water through membrane filtration for use in a phosphate recovery system. Zirconium sulfate surfactant micelle mesostructure (ZS), which was the phosphate adsorbent, was embedded in a polysulfone matrix and flat sheet ultrafiltration membranes were made by nonsolvent induced phase separation. Scanning electron microscopy showed that the ZS particles existed on both the top surface and in the internal surface of the membrane. Increases in ZS content led to greater pure water flux because of increases in the surface porosity ratio...
August 5, 2017: Water Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800555/simultaneous-nitrogen-and-organics-removal-using-membrane-aeration-and-effluent-ultrafiltration-in-an-anaerobic-fluidized-membrane-bioreactor
#10
Yaoli Ye, Pascal E Saikaly, B E Logan
Dissolved methane and a lack of nutrient removal are two concerns for treatment of wastewater using anaerobic fluidized bed membrane bioreactors (AFMBRs). Membrane aerators were integrated into an AFMBR to form an aeration membrane fluidized bed membrane bioreactor (AeMFMBR) capable of simultaneous removal of organic matter and ammonia without production of dissolved methane. Good effluent quality was obtained with no detectable suspended solids, 93±5% of chemical oxygen demand (COD) removal to 14±11mg/L, and 74±8% of total ammonia (TA) removal to 12±3mg-N/L for domestic wastewater (COD of 193±23mg/L and TA of 49±5mg-N/L) treatment...
August 3, 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796491/excellent-biofouling-alleviation-of-thermoexfoliated-vermiculite-blended-polyethersulfone-ultrafiltration-membrane
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Yasin Orooji, Feng Liang, Amir Razmjou, Sha Li, Mohammad Reza Mofid, Quan Liu, Kecheng Guan, ZhengKun Liu, Wanqin Jin
Flux and antifouling properties of mixed matrix membranes (MMM) are yet to attain satisfactory status. The aim of this study is to find a method for mitigating the biofouling of polyethersulfone (PES) ultrafiltration membranes via blending of thermoexfoliated vermiculite (VMT). Flow cytometry analysis shows that the behaviors of Bacillus subtilis 168 as a gram-positive bacterium and Escherichia coli DH5 alpha as a gram-negative bacterium were different. Hence, cell property is a suspected contributory factor in biofilm formation...
August 10, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791888/removal-of-organics-by-combined-process-of-coagulation-chlorination-ultrafiltration-optimization-of-overall-operation-parameters
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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/28791669/strategies-for-preventing-peritoneal-fibrosis-in-peritoneal-dialysis-patients-new-insights-based-on-peritoneal-inflammation-and-angiogenesis
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REVIEW
Zhen Zhang, Na Jiang, Zhaohui Ni
Peritoneal dialysis (PD) is an established form of renal replacement therapy. Long-term PD leads to morphologic and functional changes to the peritoneal membrane (PM), which is defined as peritoneal fibrosis, a known cause of loss of peritoneal ultrafiltration capacity. Inflammation and angiogenesis are key events during the pathogenesis of peritoneal fibrosis. This review discusses the pathophysiology of peritoneal fibrosis and recent research progress on key fibrogenic molecular mechanisms in peritoneal inflammation and angiogenesis, including Toll-like receptor ligand-mediated, NOD-like receptor protein 3/interleukin-1β, vascular endothelial growth factor, and angiopoietin-2/Tie2 signaling pathways...
August 8, 2017: Frontiers of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791526/water-quality-comparison-of-secondary-effluent-and-reclaimed-water-to-ambient-river-water-of-southern-okinawa-island-via-biological-evaluation
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Hiroyuki Mano, Fumihiko Takeda, Tomokazu Kitamura, Seiichiro Okamoto, Yutaka Suzuki, Chang-Beom Park, Nobuhito Yasui, Kentarou Kobayashi, Yuji Tanaka, Naoyuki Yamashita, Mizuhiko Minamiyama
The objective of this work was to evaluate the biological effect of the secondary effluent (SE) of a wastewater treatment plant and reclaimed water treated via ultrafiltration (UF) followed by either reverse osmosis (RO) membrane filtration or nanofiltration (NF) to be used for environmental use by comparing the results of algal growth inhibition tests of concentrated samples of the SE and permeates of RO and NF with those of six rivers in southern Okinawa Island. Although the SE water had no adverse effects on the growth of the algae Pseudokirchneriella subcapitata, it could lead to water quality degradation of rivers in terms of its toxic unit value, whereas the use of RO and NF permeates would not lead to such degradation...
August 8, 2017: Environmental Monitoring and Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780108/the-effect-of-bleaching-agents-on-the-degradation-of-vitamins-and-carotenoids-in-spray-dried-whey-protein-concentrate
#15
M A Stout, C W Park, M A Drake
Previous research has shown that bleaching affects flavor and functionality of whey proteins. The role of different bleaching agents on vitamin and carotenoid degradation is unknown. The objective of this study was to determine the effects of bleaching whey with traditional annatto (norbixin) by hydrogen peroxide (HP), benzoyl peroxide (BP), or native lactoperoxidase (LP) on vitamin and carotenoid degradation in spray-dried whey protein concentrate 80% protein (WPC80). An alternative colorant was also evaluated...
August 2, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28778007/application-of-saponin-biosurfactant-and-its-recovery-in-the-meuf-process-for-removal-of-methyl-violet-from-wastewater
#16
Kulbhushan Samal, Chandan Das, Kaustubha Mohanty
The potential of saponin, a biosurfactant, in the micellar enhanced ultrafiltration (MEUF) process was tested systematically for removal of methyl violet from wastewater. For this, the aqueous extract of reetha (Sapindus mukorossi) pericarp which contains saponin was used as the biosurfactant. First, the micellar solubilization of methyl violet in saponin micelles was investigated in terms of molar solubilization power (SP) of saponin. It was observed that the adsorption of methyl violet on the agglomerates of saponin micelles was mainly responsible for the enhanced solubilization...
August 1, 2017: Journal of Environmental Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28773990/highly-and-stably-water-permeable-thin-film-nanocomposite-membranes-doped-with-mil-101-cr-nanoparticles-for-reverse-osmosis-application
#17
Yuan Xu, Xueli Gao, Xiaojuan Wang, Qun Wang, Zhiyong Ji, Xinyan Wang, Tao Wu, Congjie Gao
A hydrophilic, hydrostable porous metal organic framework (MOF) material-MIL-101 (Cr) was successfully doped into the dense selective polyamide (PA) layer on the polysulfone (PS) ultrafiltration (UF) support to prepare a new thin film nanocomposite (TFN) membrane for water desalination. The TFN-MIL-101 (Cr) membranes were characterized by SEM, AFM, XPS, wettability measurement and reverse osmosis (RO) test. The porous structures of MIL-101 (Cr) can establish direct water channels in the dense selective PA layer for water molecules to transport through quickly, leading to the increasing water permeance of membranes...
October 26, 2016: Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28772142/application-of-fe-ii-peroxymonosulfate-for-improving-ultrafiltration-membrane-performance-in-surface-water-treatment-comparison-with-coagulation-and-ozonation
#18
Xiaoxiang Cheng, Heng Liang, An Ding, Xuewu Zhu, Xiaobin Tang, Zhendong Gan, Jiajian Xing, Daoji Wu, Guibai Li
Coagulation and ozonation have been widely used as pretreatments for ultrafiltration (UF) membrane in drinking water treatment. While beneficial, coagulation or ozonation alone is unable to both efficiently control membrane fouling and product water quality in many cases. Thus, in this study an emerging alternative of ferrous iron/peroxymonosulfate (Fe(II)/PMS), which can act as both an oxidant and a coagulant was employed prior to UF for treatment of natural surface water, and compared with conventional coagulation and ozonation...
July 26, 2017: Water Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28769141/treatment-of-bisphenol-a-containing-effluents-from-aerobic-granular-sludge-reactors-with-the-use-of-microfiltration-and-ultrafiltration-ceramic-membranes
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M Zielińska, A Cydzik-Kwiatkowska, K Bułkowska, K Bernat, I Wojnowska-Baryła
This study investigated the use of ceramic membranes to remove total suspended solids (TSS), organics (expressed by chemical oxygen demand, COD), and bisphenol A (BPA) via microfiltration (MF, pore size 0.45 μm) and ultrafiltration (UF, cutoff 150 kDa) in post-treatment of effluents from aerobic granular sludge reactors (GSBRs). The efficiency of removal of COD, BPA, and TSS in MF was similar to that in UF; however, it was achieved at a lower pressure, which reduces energy consumption during the filtration process...
2017: Water, Air, and Soil Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768540/in-vivo-and-in-vitro-performance-of-a-china-made-hemodialysis-machine-a-multi-center-prospective-controlled-study
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Yong Wang, Xiang-Mei Chen, Guang-Yan Cai, Wen-Ge Li, Ai-Hua Zhang, Li-Rong Hao, Ming Shi, Rong Wang, Hong-Li Jiang, Hui-Min Luo, Dong Zhang, Xue-Feng Sun
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the in vivo and in vitro performance of a China-made dialysis machine (SWS-4000). METHODS: This was a multi-center prospective controlled study consisting of both long-term in vitro evaluations and cross-over in vivo tests in 132 patients. The China-made SWS-4000 dialysis machine was compared with a German-made dialysis machine (Fresenius 4008) with regard to Kt/V values, URR values, and dialysis-related adverse reactions in patients on maintenance hemodialysis, as well as the ultrafiltration rate, the concentration of electrolytes in the proportioned dialysate, the rate of heparin injection, the flow rate of the blood pump, and the rate of malfunction...
August 2, 2017: Biomedical Engineering Online
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