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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433930/environmental-electrokinetics-for-a-sustainable-subsurface
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A T Lima, A Hofmann, D Reynolds, C J Ptacek, P Van Cappellen, L M Ottosen, S Pamukcu, A Alshawabekh, D M O'Carroll, C Riis, E Cox, D B Gent, R Landis, J Wang, A I A Chowdhury, E L Secord, A Sanchez-Hachair
Soil and groundwater are key components in the sustainable management of the subsurface environment. Source contamination is one of its main threats and is commonly addressed using established remediation techniques such as in-situ chemical oxidation (ISCO), in-situ chemical reduction (ISCR; most notably using zero-valent iron [ZVI]), enhanced in-situ bioremediation (EISB), phytoremediation, soil-washing, pump-and-treat, soil vapour extraction (SVE), thermal treatment, and excavation and disposal. Decades of field applications have shown that these techniques can successfully treat or control contaminants in higher permeability subsurface materials such as sands, but achieve only limited success at sites where low permeability soils, such as silts and clays, prevail...
April 11, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433765/geochemical-processes-controlling-the-distribution-and-concentration-of-metals-in-soils-from-a-patagonian-argentina-salt-marsh-affected-by-mining-residues
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Yanina L Idaszkin, María Del Pilar Alvarez, Eleonora Carol
Heavy metal pollution that affects salt marshes is a major environmental concern due to its toxic nature, persistence, and potential risk to organisms and to human health. Mining waste deposits originated four decades ago, by the metallurgical extraction of heavy metals, are found near to the San Antonio salt marsh in Patagonia. The aim of the work was to determine the geochemical processes that control the distribution and concentration of Cu, Fe, Pb and Zn in the soils of this Patagonian salt marsh. A survey of the mining waste deposits was carried out where three dumps were identified...
April 20, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432891/modification-of-an-existing-in%C3%A2-vitro-method-to-predict-relative-bioavailable-arsenic-in-soils
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Shane Whitacre, Nicholas Basta, Brooke Stevens, Valerie Hanley, Richard Anderson, Kirk Scheckel
The soil matrix can sequester arsenic (As) and reduces its exposure by soil ingestion. In vivo dosing studies and in vitro gastrointestinal (IVG) methods have been used to predict relative bioavailable (RBA) As. Originally, the Ohio State University (OSU-IVG) method predicted RBA As for soils exclusively from mining and smelting sites with a median of 5,636 mg As kg(-1). The objectives of the current study were to (i) evaluate the ability of the OSU-IVG method to predict RBA As for As contaminated soils with a wider range of As content and As contaminant sources, and (ii) evaluate a modified extraction procedure's ability to improve prediction of RBA As...
April 3, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430880/cerebral-abscess-associated-with-odontogenic-bacteremias-hypoxemia-and-iron-loading-in-immunocompetent-patients-with-right-to-left-shunting-through-pulmonary-arteriovenous-malformations
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E J Boother, S Brownlow, H C Tighe, K B Bamford, J E Jackson, C L Shovlin
Background: Cerebral abscess is a recognised complication of pulmonary arteriovenous malformations (PAVMs) that allow systemic venous blood to bypass the pulmonary capillary bed through anatomic right-to-left shunts. Broader implications and mechanisms remain poorly explored. Methods: Between June 2005 and December 2016, at a single institution, 445 consecutive adult patients with CT-scan confirmed PAVMs (including 403 (90.5%) with hereditary haemorrhagic telangiectasia) were recruited to a prospective series...
April 19, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424257/an-animal-source-food-supplement-increases-micronutrient-intakes-and-iron-status-among-reproductive-age-women-in-rural-vietnam
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Andrew G Hall, Tu Ngu, Hoang T Nga, Phi N Quyen, Pham T Hong Anh, Janet C King
Background: Few studies have examined the impact of local animal-source foods (ASFs) on the nutritional status of reproductive-age women in developing countries.Objective: We hypothesized that a midmorning snack of local ASF for 6 mo would reduce dietary micronutrient deficiencies [usual intake less than the estimated average requirement (EAR)] and improve blood biomarkers of iron, zinc, and vitamins A and B-12 status among nonpregnant, reproductive-age women in rural Vietnam.Methods: One hundred seventeen women, 18-30 y old, were randomly assigned to receive either an ASF (mean: 144 kcal, 8...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419957/arsenic-in-groundwater-of-the-kolkata-municipal-corporation-kmc-india-critical-review-and-modes-of-mitigation
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Dipankar Chakraborti, Bhaskar Das, Mohammad Mahmudur Rahman, Bishwajit Nayak, Arup Pal, Mrinal K Sengupta, Sad Ahamed, Md Amir Hossain, Uttam K Chowdhury, Bhajan Kumar Biswas, Khitish Chandra Saha, R N Dutta
This study represents the first comprehensive report of groundwater arsenic contamination status in the Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC). During the past 23 years, 4210 groundwater samples were analysed from all 141 wards in the KMC: 14.2% and 5.2% samples had arsenic >10 μg/l and >50 μg/l, respectively, representing 77 and 37 wards. The study shows that the number of arsenic contaminated samples (and wards) in the southern part of the KMC exceeds that of other parts of the city. The daily intake of arsenic from drinking water was estimated as 0...
April 15, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419319/influence-of-concentration-nanoparticle-size-beam-energy-and-material-on-dose-enhancement-in-radiation-therapy
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Chulhwan Hwang, Ja Mee Kim, JungHoon Kim
The purpose of this study was to analyse the effects of the type, concentration, and nanoparticle diameter of dose enhancement materials on the dose enhancement of low- and high-energy megavoltage (MV) X-rays acquired from a medical linear accelerator using Monte Carlo simulation. Monte Carlo simulation was performed with the Monte Carlo N-Particle Transport (MCNPX) code, using the energy spectrum of the linear accelerator and a mathematical Snyder head phantom. A 5-cm-diameter virtual tumour was defined in the centre of the phantom...
April 17, 2017: Journal of Radiation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416395/the-early-history-of-manganese-and-the-recognition-of-its-neurotoxicity-1837-1936
#8
Paul D Blanc
The history of the biomedical recognition manganese-caused neurotoxicity mirrors changing technologies as much as it does the ontology of parkinsonism. The initial 1837 report of manganese-induced neurologic injury was made by John Couper, a university-based physician in Scotland. He made clear that the outbreak occurred among workers at the Charles Tennant bleach manufactory in the environs of Glasgow. The relatively new technology of chlorine generation using manganese accounted for the novel exposure involved...
April 14, 2017: Neurotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410503/continuous-micro-current-stimulation-to-upgrade-methanolic-wastewater-biodegradation-and-biomethane-recovery-in-an-upflow-anaerobic-sludge-blanket-uasb-reactor
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Guangyin Zhen, Xueqin Lu, Takuro Kobayashi, Lianghu Su, Gopalakrishnan Kumar, Péter Bakonyi, Yan He, Periyasamy Sivagurunathan, Nándor Nemestóthy, Kaiqin Xu, Youcai Zhao
The dispersion of granules in upflow anaerobic sludge blanket (UASB) reactor represents a critical technical issue in methanolic wastewater treatment. In this study, the potentials of coupling a microbial electrolysis cell (MEC) into an UASB reactor for improving methanolic wastewater biodegradation, long-term process stability and biomethane recovery were evaluated. The results indicated that coupling a MEC system was capable of improving the overall performance of UASB reactor for methanolic wastewater treatment...
April 5, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410502/importance-of-allochthonous-and-autochthonous-dissolved-organic-matter-in-fe-ii-oxidation-a-case-study-in-shizugawa-bay-watershed-japan
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Ying Ping Lee, Manabu Fujii, Tetsuro Kikuchi, Masafumi Natsuike, Hiroaki Ito, Toru Watanabe, Chihiro Yoshimura
Ferrous iron (Fe[II]) oxidation by dissolved oxygen was investigated in the Shizugawa Bay watershed with particular attention given to the effect of dissolved organic matter (DOM) properties on Fe(II) oxidation. To cover a wide spectrum of DOM composition, water samples were collected from various water sources including freshwater (e.g., river water and wastewater effluent) and coastal seawater. Measurement of nanomolar Fe(II) oxidation by using luminol chemiluminescence under dark, air-saturated conditions at 25 °C indicated that spatio-temporal variation of the second-order rate constant (6...
April 5, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409783/ultra-broadband-mid-wave-ir-upconversion-detection
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Ajanta Barh, Christian Pedersen, Peter Tidemand-Lichtenberg
In this Letter, we demonstrate efficient room temperature detection of ultra-broadband mid-wave-infrared (MWIR) light with an almost flat response over more than 1200 nm, exploiting an efficient nonlinear upconversion technique. Black-body radiation from a hot soldering iron rod is used as the IR test source. Placing a 20 mm long periodically poled lithium niobate crystal in a compact intra-cavity setup (>20  W CW pump at 1064 nm), MWIR wavelengths ranging from 3.6 to 4.85 μm are upconverted to near-infrared (NIR) wavelengths (820-870 nm)...
April 15, 2017: Optics Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409429/multivariate-statistical-assessment-of-a-polluted-river-under-nitrification-inhibition-in-the-tropics
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Thi Thu Huyen Le, Stephanie Zeunert, Malte Lorenz, Günter Meon
A large complex water quality data set of a polluted river, the Tay Ninh River, was evaluated to identify its water quality problems, to assess spatial variation, to determine the main pollution sources, and to detect relationships between parameters. This river is highly polluted with organic substances, nutrients, and total iron. An important problem of the river is the inhibition of the nitrification. For the evaluation, different statistical techniques including cluster analysis (CA), discriminant analysis (DA), and principal component analysis (PCA) were applied...
April 13, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409353/assessment-of-spatial-distribution-of-soil-heavy-metals-using-ann-ga-mslr-and-satellite-imagery
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Arman Nadari, Mohmmad Amir Delavar, Babak Kaboudin, Mohammad Sagdegh Askari
This study aims to assess and compare heavy metal distribution models developed using stepwise multiple linear regression (MSLR) and neural network-genetic algorithm model (ANN-GA) based on satellite imagery. The source identification of heavy metals was also explored using local Moran index. Soil samples (n = 300) were collected based on a grid and pH, organic matter, clay, iron oxide contents cadmium (Cd), lead (Pb) and zinc (Zn) concentrations were determined for each sample. Visible/near-infrared reflectance (VNIR) within the electromagnetic ranges of satellite imagery was applied to estimate heavy metal concentrations in the soil using MSLR and ANN-GA models...
May 2017: Environmental Monitoring and Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407545/application-of-synthetic-iron-oxide-coated-zeolite-for-the-pollution-control-of-river-sediments
#14
Tongzhou Liu, Hong Wang, Zhen Zhang, Da Zhao
Contaminants released from river sediments are catching more attentions for river environmental management, especially when external sources of river pollution have been well controlled. To reduce the contaminant release from sediments, in-situ capping is often applied because of its effective reduction of contaminant flux and minimal disturbance to the surroundings. As an innovative sediment capping material, iron-oxide coated zeolite (IOCZ) was synthesized, characterized, and evaluated in this study. Its performance for the NH4(+)-N, PO4(3-)-P, and S(2-)-S fixation in aqueous solutions was evaluated using batch and fixed-bed column experiments...
April 6, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401375/trace-elements-in-surface-sediments-of-the-hooghly-ganges-estuary-distribution-and-contamination-risk-assessment
#15
Santosh Kumar Sarkar, Priyanka Mondal, Jayanta Kumar Biswas, Eilhann E Kwon, Yong Sik Ok, Jörg Rinklebe
Our objective was to evaluate distribution and accumulation of trace elements (TEs) in surface sediments along the Hooghly (Ganges) River Estuary, India, and to assess the potential risk with view to human health. The TE concentrations (mg kg(-1) dry weight) exhibited a wide range in the following order: Al (31.801 ± 15.943) > Fe (23.337 ± 7584) > Mn (461 ± 147) > S (381 ± 235) > Zn (54 ± 18) > V (43 ± 14) > Cr (39 ± 15) > As (34 ± 15) > Cu (27 ± 11) > Ni (24 ± 9) > Se (17 ± 8) > Co (11 ± 3) > Mo (10 ± 2) > Hg (0...
April 11, 2017: Environmental Geochemistry and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399504/source-apportionment-of-pb-containing-particles-in-beijing-during-january-2013
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Jing Cai, Jiandong Wang, Yanjun Zhang, Hezhong Tian, Chuanyong Zhu, Deborah S Gross, Min Hu, Jiming Hao, Kebin He, Shuxiao Wang, Mei Zheng
Although leaded gasoline has been banned in some megacities in China since 1997 and nationally since 2000, atmospheric lead (Pb) pollution is still an important issue in China, as its concentration in megacities such as Beijing remains high. To measure the Pb concentration and identify sources of Pb-containing particles in Beijing during January 2013, both an online Single Particle Aerosol Mass Spectrometer (SPAMS) and offline filters analyzed by inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometer (ICP-MS) were used at a monitoring site on the Peking University (PKU) campus...
April 8, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397882/photoanodes-based-on-tio2-and-%C3%AE-fe2o3-for-solar-water-splitting-superior-role-of-1d-nanoarchitectures-and-of-combined-heterostructures
#17
REVIEW
Stepan Kment, Francesca Riboni, Sarka Pausova, Lei Wang, Lingyun Wang, Hyungkyu Han, Zdenek Hubicka, Josef Krysa, Patrik Schmuki, Radek Zboril
Solar driven photoelectrochemical water splitting (PEC-WS) using semiconductor photoelectrodes represents a promising approach for a sustainable and environmentally friendly production of renewable energy vectors and fuel sources, such as dihydrogen (H2). In this context, titanium dioxide (TiO2) and iron oxide (hematite, α-Fe2O3) are among the most investigated candidates as photoanode materials, mainly owing to their resistance to photocorrosion, non-toxicity, natural abundance, and low production cost. Major drawbacks are, however, an inherently low electrical conductivity and a limited hole diffusion length that significantly affect the performance of TiO2 and α-Fe2O3 in PEC devices...
April 11, 2017: Chemical Society Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397401/anaerobic-utilization-of-fe-iii-xenosiderophores-among-bacteroides-species-and-the-distinct-assimilation-of-fe-iii-ferrichrome-by-bacteroides-fragilis-within-the-genus
#18
Edson R Rocha, Anna S Krykunivsky
In this study, we show that Bacteroides species utilize Fe(III)-xenosiderophores as the only source of exogenous iron to support growth under iron-limiting conditions in vitro anaerobically. Bacteroides fragilis was the only species able to utilize Fe(III)-ferrichrome while Bacteroides vulgatus ATCC 8482 and Bacteroides thetaiotaomicron VPI 5482 were able to utilize both Fe(III)-enterobactin and Fe(III)-salmochelin S4 as the only source of iron in a dose-dependent manner. We have investigated the way B. fragilis assimilates Fe(III)-ferrichrome as initial model to understand the utilization of xenosiderophores in anaerobes...
April 11, 2017: MicrobiologyOpen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390327/ingestion-of-dug-well-water-from-an-area-with-high-prevalence-of-chronic-kidney-disease-of-unknown-etiology-ckdu-and-development-of-kidney-and-liver-lesions-in-rats
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M G Thammitiyagodage, M M Gunatillaka, N Ekanayaka, C Rathnayake, N U Horadagoda, R Jayathissa, U K Gunaratne, W G Kumara, P Abeynayake
Introduction: Chronic kidney disease of unknown aetiology (CKDu) is prevalent in the North Central Province (NCP) of Sri Lanka and ingestion of dug well water is considered a potential causative factor. Three CKDu prevalent villages were selected from the NCP based on the number of CKDu patients in the locality. Methods: Forty Wistar rats were divided into four groups with 10 rats each. Group No 1, 2 and 3 were given water from selected dug wells. Control group was given tap water from Colombo...
March 31, 2017: Ceylon Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388674/variation-in-the-mineral-element-concentration-of-moringa-oleifera-lam-and-m-stenopetala-bak-f-cuf-role-in-human-nutrition
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Diriba B Kumssa, Edward Jm Joy, Scott D Young, David W Odee, E Louise Ander, Martin R Broadley
BACKGROUND: Moringa oleifera (MO) and M. stenopetala (MS) (family Moringaceae; order Brassicales) are multipurpose tree/shrub species. They thrive under marginal environmental conditions and produce nutritious edible parts. The aim of this study was to determine the mineral composition of different parts of MO and MS growing in their natural environments and their potential role in alleviating human mineral micronutrient deficiencies (MND) in sub-Saharan Africa. METHODS: Edible parts of MO (n = 146) and MS (n = 50), co-occurring cereals/vegetables and soils (n = 95) underneath their canopy were sampled from localities in southern Ethiopia and Kenya...
2017: PloS One
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