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#1
Govinda Chilkoor, Venkata K K Upadhyayula, Venkataramana Gadhamshetty, Nikhil Koratkar, Mats Tysklind
Biodiesel is a widely used fuel that meets the renewable fuel standards developed under the Energy Policy Act of 2005. However, biodiesel is known to pose a series of abiotic and biotic corrosion risks to storage tanks. A typical practice (incumbent system) used to protect the tanks from these risks include (i) coating the interior surface of the tank with a solvent-free epoxy (SFE) liner, and (ii) adding a biocide to the tank. Herein, we present a screening-level life-cycle assessment study to compare the environmental performance of a graphene oxide (GO)-epoxy (GOE) liner with the incumbent system...
January 16, 2017: Environmental Science. Processes & Impacts
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088026/current-ambient-concentrations-of-ozone-in-panama-modulate-the-leaf-chemistry-of-the-tropical-tree-ficus-insipida
#2
Gerald F Schneider, Alexander W Cheesman, Klaus Winter, Benjamin L Turner, Stephen Sitch, Thomas A Kursar
Tropospheric ozone (O3) is a major air pollutant and greenhouse gas, affecting carbon dynamics, ecological interactions, and agricultural productivity across continents and biomes. Elevated [O3] has been documented in tropical evergreen forests, the epicenters of terrestrial primary productivity and plant-consumer interactions. However, the effects of O3 on vegetation have not previously been studied in these forests. In this study, we quantified ambient O3 in a region shared by forests and urban/commercial zones in Panama and found levels two to three times greater than in remote tropical sites...
December 27, 2016: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088000/efficient-degradation-of-butylparaben-by-gamma-radiolysis
#3
Jhimli Paul Guin, Y K Bhardwaj, Lalit Varshney
Gamma radiolysis and ozonolysis are two competitive advanced oxidation processes for degradation of organic pollutants present in the ground water. In this paper, the gamma radiolytic degradation of an emerging organic pollutant Butylparaben (BP) in aqueous solution has been investigated for the first time at different absorbed doses. The effect of the absorbed dose rate in the degradation and mineralization of BP has been investigated. About 65% mineralization of BP was observed at absorbed dose of 70kGy and dose rate of 0...
December 24, 2016: Applied Radiation and Isotopes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081506/investigation-of-ozone-and-peroxone-impacts-on-natural-organic-matter-character-and-biofiltration-performance-using-fluorescence-spectroscopy
#4
Nicolás M Peleato, Balsher Singh Sidhu, Raymond L Legge, Robert C Andrews
Impacts of ozonation alone as well as an advanced oxidation process of ozone plus hydrogen peroxide (H2O2 + O3) on organic matter prior to and following biofiltration were studied at pilot-scale. Three biofilters were operated in parallel to assess the effects of varying pre-treatment types and dosages. Conventionally treated water (coagulation/flocculation/sedimentation) was fed to one control biofilter, while the remaining two received water with varying applied doses of O3 or H2O2 + O3. Changes in organic matter were characterized using parallel factors analysis (PARAFAC) and fluorescence peak shifts...
December 27, 2016: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076967/fine-particulate-matter-on-hospital-admissions-for-acute-exacerbation-of-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-in-southwestern-taiwan-during-2006-2012
#5
Su-Lun Hwang, Yu-Ching Lin, Su-Er Guo, Chiang-Ting Chou, Chieh-Mo Lin, Miao-Ching Chi
This study explored the effects of PM2.5 on hospital admissions (HAs) for acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (AECOPD) in southwestern Taiwan. Data on HAs for AECOPD, pollutants, and meteorological variables were obtained from the National Health Insurance Research Database and Environmental Protection Administration. The relative risks (RRs) of HAs for AECOPD was estimated using the Quasi-Poisson generalized additive model. A total of 38,715 HAs for AECOPD were recorded. The average daily HAs for AECOPD and mean 24-h average level of PM2...
January 11, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Health Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076770/gamma-irradiation-induced-complete-degradation-and-mineralization-of-phenol-in-aqueous-solution-effects-of-reagent
#6
Turki S Alkhuraiji, Sahidou O B Boukari, Fadhl S Alfadhl
This study aims to gain new insight into phenol degradation and mineralization in aqueous solution using ionizing radiation to control its radiolytic elimination under various experimental conditions and to present the different radical reactions involved in water radiolysis. The most obvious finding of this study is that the combination of a reagent, i.e., O3, H2O2, N2O, O2, or S2O8(2-), with γ-rays effectively enhances the radiolytic system for phenol degradation or mineralization. Radiolytic yield is higher with H2O2 than with S2O8(2-)...
January 5, 2017: Journal of Hazardous Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076495/antimicrobial-activity-of-ozone-and-naf-chlorhexidine-on-early-childhood-caries
#7
Marcos Ximenes, Mariane Cardoso, Fernando Astorga, Roland Arnold, Luiz André Pimenta, Ricardo de Sousa Viera
An early childhood carie (ECC) is an extremely destructive form of tooth decay. The aim of this study was to investigate the action of ozone (O3), and the association of sodium fluoride (NaF) with chlorhexidine (CHX) on bacteria related to ECC. Overnight culture of the bacteria was performed. On exponential phase the suspension was adjusted (101-108 CFU/mL). A drop (10μL) of each concentration of bacteria was applied on sheep blood agar plates and treated with O3 (2, 20, 200, and 2,000 ppm); after 18 hours, recovery analysis of CFU verified the reduction of bacterial activity...
January 5, 2017: Brazilian Oral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073095/enhanced-wwtp-effluent-organic-matter-removal-in-hybrid-ozonation-coagulation-hoc-process-catalyzed-by-al-based-coagulant
#8
Xin Jin, Pengkang Jin, Rui Hou, Lei Yang, Xiaochang C Wang
A novel hybrid ozonation-coagulation (HOC) process was developed for application in wastewater reclamation. In this process, ozonation and coagulation occurred simultaneously within a single unit. Compared with the conventional pre-ozonation-coagulation process, the HOC process exhibited much better performance in removing dissolved organic matters. In particular, the maximal organic matters removal efficiency was obtained at the ozone dosage of 1mgO3/mg DOC at each pH value (pH 5, 7 and 9). In order to interpret the mechanism of the HOC process, ozone decomposition was monitored...
December 26, 2016: Journal of Hazardous Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073082/vibrio-parahaemolyticus-o4-k8-forms-a-potential-predominant-clone-in-southern-china-as-detected-by-whole-genome-sequence-analysis
#9
Baisheng Li, Xingfen Yang, Hailing Tan, Bixia Ke, Dongmei He, Changwen Ke, Yonghui Zhang
Vibrio parahaemolyticus has been the most common food-borne pathogen in southern China, especially the O3:K6 pandemic clone and its serovariants. Recently, the serotype O4:K8 became more and more prevalent in southern China, which was different from the O3:K6 pandemic clone. Thus, the aim of the present work was to elucidate the molecular characteristics of the O4:K8. Some O3:K6 pandemic clone and its serovariants isolated in the same period were selected for comparative analysis, which were still dominant clone locally...
January 4, 2017: International Journal of Food Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068536/application-of-uv-absorbance-and-fluorescence-indicators-to-assess-the-formation-of-biodegradable-dissolved-organic-carbon-and-bromate-during-ozonation
#10
Wen-Tao Li, Meng-Jie Cao, Tessora Young, Barbara Ruffino, Michael Dodd, Ai-Min Li, Gregory Korshin
This study examined the significance of changes of UV absorbance and fluorescence of dissolved organic matter (DOM) as surrogate indicators for assessing the formation of bromate and biodegradable dissolved organic carbon (BDOC) during the ozonation of surface water and wastewater effluent. Spectroscopic monitoring was carried out using benchtop UV/Vis and fluorescence spectrophotometers and a newly developed miniature LED UV/fluorescence sensor capable of rapidly measuring UVA280 and protein-like and humic-like fluorescence...
January 3, 2017: Water Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067958/unleashing-the-full-potential-of-magnetoelectric-coupling-in-film-heterostructures
#11
Haribabu Palneedi, Deepam Maurya, Gi-Yeop Kim, Venkateswarlu Annapureddy, Myoung-Sub Noh, Chong-Yun Kang, Jong-Woo Kim, Jong-Jin Choi, Si-Young Choi, Sung-Yoon Chung, Suk-Joong L Kang, Shashank Priya, Jungho Ryu
A record-high, near-theoretical intrinsic magnetoelectric (ME) coupling of 7 V cm(-1) Oe(-1) is achieved in a heterostructure of piezoelectric Pb(Zr,Ti)O3 (PZT) film deposited on magnetostrictive Metglas (FeBSi). The anchor-like, nanostructured interface between PZT and Metglas, improved crystallinity of PZT by laser annealing, and optimum volume of crystalline PZT are found to be the key factors in realizing such a giant strain-mediated ME coupling.
January 9, 2017: Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067457/oxide-nanotrap-anchored-platinum-nanoparticles-with-high-activity-and-sintering-resistance-by-area-selective-atomic-layer-deposition
#12
Xiao Liu, Qianqian Zhu, Yun Lang, Kun Cao, Shengqi Chu, Bin Shan, Rong Chen
An area-selective atomic layer deposition (AS-ALD) method is described to construct oxide nanotraps to anchor Pt nanoparticles (NPs) on Al2 O3 supports. The as-synthesized catalysts have exhibited outstanding room-temperature CO oxidation activity, with a significantly lowered apparent activation energy (ca. 22.17 kJ mol(-1) ) that is half that of pure Pt catalyst with the same loading. Furthermore, the structure shows excellent sintering resistance with the high catalytic activity retention up to 600 °C calcination...
January 9, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063087/antimicrobial-activity-and-acute-toxicity-of-ozonated-lomefloxacin-solution
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Amanda Marchi Duarte de Oliveira, Milena Guedes Maniero, Caio Rodrigues-Silva, José Roberto Guimarães
Lomefloxacin (LOM) is a synthetic antimicrobial from the fluoroquinolone family (FQ) used as a veterinary and human drug. Once in the environment, LOM may pose a risk to aquatic and terrestrial microorganisms due to its antimicrobial activity. This study evaluated the effect of ozonation of LOM (500 μg L(-1)), the residual antimicrobial activity against Escherichia coli and acute toxicity against Vibrio fischeri. In addition, degradation products were investigated by UHPLC-MS/MS and proposed. Ozonation was carried out varying the applied ozone dose from 0 to 54...
January 7, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062110/ozone-exposure-assessment-for-children-in-greece-results-from-the-respoze-study
#14
Georgios Grivas, Konstantina Dimakopoulou, Evangelia Samoli, Despina Papakosta, Anna Karakatsani, Klea Katsouyanni, Archontoula Chaloulakou
Ozone exposure of 179 children in Athens and Thessaloniki, Greece was assessed during 2013-2014, by repeated weekly personal measurements, using passive samplers. O3 was also monitored at school locations of participants to characterize community-level ambient exposure. Average personal concentrations in the two cities (5.0 and 2.8ppb in Athens and Thessaloniki, respectively) were considerably lower than ambient concentrations (with mean personal/ambient ratios of 0.13-0.15). The temporal variation of personal concentrations followed the -typical for low-latitude areas- pattern of cold-warm seasons...
January 3, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058833/de-novo-discovery-of-hdabco-bf4-molecular-ferroelectric-thin-film-for-non-volatile-low-voltage-memories
#15
Ping-Ping Shi, Yuan-Yuan Tang, Peng-Fei Li, Heng-Yun Ye, Ren-Gen Xiong
To date, the field of ferroelectric random access memories (FeRAMs) is mainly dominated by inorganic ferroelectric thin films like Pb(Zr,Ti)O3, which suffer from the issues of environmental harmfulness, high processing temperatures and high fabrication costs. In these respects, molecular ferroelectric thin films are particularly advantageous and thus become promis-ing alternatives to the conventional inorganic ones. For the prospect of FeRAMs applications, they should fulfill the require-ments of effective polarization switching and low-voltage, high-speed operation...
January 6, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057400/solid-state-17-o-nmr-study-of-2-acylbenzoic-acids-and-warfarin
#16
Xianqi Kong, Yizhe Dai, Gang Wu
We report synthesis and solid-state (17)O NMR characterization of four site-specifically (17)O-labeled 2-acylbenzoic acids (2-RC(O)C6H4COOH) where R=H and CH3): 2-[3-(17)O]formylbenzoic acid, 2-[1,2-(17)O2]formylbenzoic acid, 2-[3-(17)O]acetylbenzoic acid, and 2-[1,2,3-(17)O3]acetylbenzoic acid. In the solid state, both 2-formyl- and 2-acetyl-benzoic acids exist as the cyclic phthalide form each containing a five-membered lactone ring and a cyclic hemiacetal/hemiketal group. Static and magic-angle-spinning (17)O NMR spectra were recorded at 14...
December 27, 2016: Solid State Nuclear Magnetic Resonance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056356/removal-of-vanadium-from-industrial-wastewater-using-iron-sorbents-in-batch-and-continuous-flow-pilot-systems
#17
Tiina Leiviskä, Muhammad Kamran Khalid, Arja Sarpola, Juha Tanskanen
This study investigated the removal of vanadium from real industrial wastewater by using six iron materials: commercial iron sorbent (CFH-12), commercial mineral sorbent (AQM), blast furnace sludge (BFS), steel converter sludge (SCS), ferrochrome slag (FeCr) and slag from a steel foundry (OKTO). Batch tests revealed that CFH-12 (ferric oxyhydroxide) removed vanadium most efficiently, which was explained by its high iron content and the amorphous form of the iron, and that the sorption followed the Langmuir isotherm...
January 2, 2017: Journal of Environmental Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054070/second-generation-hexavalent-molybdenum-oxo-amidinate-precursors-for-atomic-layer-deposition
#18
T Jurca, A W Peters, A R Mouat, O K Farha, J T Hupp, T L Lohr, M Delferro, T J Marks
The synthesis of molybdenum oxo-amidinate complexes MoO2(R2AMD)2 [AMD = N,N'-di-R-acetamidinate; R = Cy (2; cyclohexyl) and (i)Pr (3)], and their characterization by (1)H, (13)C NMR, X-ray diffraction, and thermogravimetric analysis is reported. Quartz-crystal microbalance and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopic studies confirm that 3 is an improved ALD precursor versus the R = t-butyl derivative for MoO3 film growth. Complex 3 is accessible in higher yields (80%+), is easier to handle without mass loss, and in conjunction with O3 as the second ALD reagent, yields nitride-free MoO3 films...
January 5, 2017: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28051851/the-impact-of-iodide-mediated-ozone-deposition-and-halogen-chemistry-on-surface-ozone-concentrations-across-the-continental-united-states
#19
Brett Gantt, Golam Sarwar, Jia Xing, Heather Simon, Donna Schwede, William T Hutzell, Rohit Mathur, Alfonso Saiz-Lopez
The air quality of many large coastal areas in the United States is affected by the confluence of polluted urban and relatively clean marine airmasses, each with distinct atmospheric chemistry. In this context, the role of iodide-mediated ozone (O3) deposition over seawater and marine halogen chemistry accounted for in both the lateral boundary conditions and coastal waters surrounding the continental U.S. is examined using the Community Multiscale Air Quality (CMAQ) model. Several nested simulations are conducted in which these halogen processes are implemented separately in the continental U...
January 4, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28047951/tu-h-campus-tep1-04-novel-3d-printed-plastic-cutouts-filled-with-aluminum-oxide-for-same-day-electron-radiotherapy
#20
J Mikell, C Lee, K Lam
PURPOSE: Clinics that outsource electron cutout manufacturing may be unable to simulate and treat patients on the same day. To enable same day treatment, we investigate the use of 3D printed hollow cutouts filled with 30 grit Al2 O3 powder. We verified the dosimetric equivalence of such a cutout relative to an outsourced Copper cutout. METHODS: Printing was performed using a Ultibots Kossel 250 V-Slot 3D printer and polylactic acid filament. Printing files were derived from an in-house 3D model designed to mate with a Varian 6 cm electron cone...
June 2016: Medical Physics
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