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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334654/phbv-polymer-supported-denitrification-system-efficiently-treated-high-nitrate-concentration-wastewater-denitrification-performance-microbial-community-structure-evolution-and-key-denitrifying-bacteria
#1
Zhongshuo Xu, Liyan Song, Xiaohu Dai, Xiaoli Chai
Biodegradable polymer supported denitrification (BPD) system shows good denitrification performance for the wastewater with low nitrate concentrations. In this study, a BPD system using Poly (3-hydroxybutyrate-co-3-hydroxyvalerate) (PHBV) polymer as carbon source was developed to treat the wastewater with high nitrate concentrations. The denitrification performance, utilization ratio of PHBV polymers, and microbial community structure evolution and key denitrifying bacteria were comprehensively studied. Results indicated that an average nitrate removal efficiency of 99% could be achieved with an influent NO3--N concentration of 100 mg L-1 and a hydraulic retention time (HRT) of 7...
January 8, 2018: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334437/a-randomized-clinical-trial-to-measure-the-erosion-protection-benefits-of-a-novel-stabilized-stannous-fluoride-dentifrice-versus-a-control-dentifrice
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Xinyi Zhao, Tao He, Yanyan He, Cathy Cheng, Haijing Chen
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this investigation was to assess the erosion protection ability of a novel stabilized stannous fluoride (SnF2) dentifrice and a control sodium fluoride dentifrice (NaF) using a well-credentialed human in situ model. METHODS: A novel smooth texture 0.454% stabilized SnF2 dentifrice (Crest® Pro-Health™ smooth formula) and a 0.23% NaF marketed control dentifrice with 5% potassium nitrate (Sensodyne® Pronamel®) were compared in a 10-day, single center, randomized, controlled, double-blind, two-treatment, three-period crossover in situ clinical trial...
December 2017: Journal of Clinical Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333588/nitrogen-fixation-activity-and-the-abundance-and-taxonomy-of-nifh-genes-in-agricultural-pristine-and-urban-prairie-stream-sediments-chronically-exposed-to-different-levels-of-nitrogen-loading
#3
Ingrid R Caton, Todd M Caton, Mark A Schneegurt
Small streams exert great influences on the retention and attenuation of nitrogen (N) within stream networks. Human land use can lead to increased transport of dissolved inorganic N compounds and downstream eutrophication. Microbial activity in streams is important for maintaining an actively functioning N cycle. Chronically high N loading in streams affects the rates of the central processes of the N cycle by increasing rates of nitrification and denitrification, with biota exhibiting decreased efficiency of N use...
January 15, 2018: Archives of Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333377/dietary-l-arginine-intakes-and-the-risk-of-metabolic-syndrome-a-6-year-follow-up-in-tehran-lipid-and-glucose-study
#4
Parvin Mirmiran, Sajjad Khalili Moghadam, Zahra Bahadoran, Asghar Ghasemi, Fereidoun Azizi
This study was conducted to investigate whether regular dietary intake of L-arginine could affect the occurrence of metabolic syndrome (MetS). Eligible adult men and women (n=1,237), who participated in the Tehran Lipid and Glucose Study, were followed for a median of 6.3 years. Dietary intakes of L-arginine and serum nitrate and nitrite (NOx) concentration were assessed at baseline (2006~2008), and demographics, anthropometrics, and biochemical variables were evaluated at baseline and follow-up examinations...
December 2017: Preventive Nutrition and Food Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332212/measurement-of-cl-i-unaffected-by-the-cell-volume-change-using-mqae-based-two-photon-microscopy-in-airway-ciliary-cells-of-mice
#5
Yukiko Ikeuchi, Haruka Kogiso, Shigekuni Hosogi, Saori Tanaka, Chikao Shimamoto, Toshio Inui, Takashi Nakahari, Yoshinori Marunaka
MQAE is a 'non-ratiometric' chloride ion (Cl-)-quenched fluorescent indicator that is used to determine intracellular Cl- concentration ([Cl-]i). MQAE-based two-photon microscopy is reported to be a useful method to measure [Cl-]i, but it is still controversial because a change in cell volume may alter the MQAE concentration, leading to a change in the fluorescence intensity without any change in [Cl-]i. In an attempt to elucidate the effect or lack of effect of cell volume on MQAE concentration, we studied the effects of changes in cell volume, achieved by applying different levels of osmotic stress, on the intensity of MQAE fluorescence in airway ciliary cells...
January 13, 2018: Journal of Physiological Sciences: JPS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331918/dna-damage-in-marine-rock-oyster-saccostrea-cucullata-exposed-to-environmentally-available-pahs-and-heavy-metals-along-the-arabian-sea-coast
#6
Subhodeep Sarker, Deepti Vashistha, Munmun Saha Sarker, A Sarkar
Molecular biomarkers are used world wide for quick assessment of the immediate effect of environmental pollution on marine ecosystems. Recently, we evaluated oxidative stress responses of marine rock oyster, Saccostrea cucullata impacted due to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) accumulated in their tissues at a few sampling sites along the coast of Goa around the region of the Arabian sea coast, India (Sarkar et al., 2017). Using a combination of partial alkaline unwinding and comet assays, we now report a comprehensive study on the impairment of DNA integrity (DI) in S...
January 11, 2018: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330647/absence-of-the-nitrous-oxide-reductase-gene-cluster-in-commercial-alfalfa-inoculants-is-probably-due-to-the-extensive-loss-of-genes-during-rhizobial-domestication
#7
Silvina Brambilla, Romina Frare, Gabriela Soto, Cintia Jozefkowicz, Nicolás Ayub
As other legume crops, alfalfa cultivation increases the emission of the greenhouse gas nitrous oxide (N2O). Since legume-symbiotic nitrogen-fixing bacteria play a crucial role in this emission, it is important to understand the possible impacts of rhizobial domestication on the evolution of denitrification genes. In comparison with the genomes of non-commercial strains, those of commercial alfalfa inoculants exhibit low total genome size, low number of ORFs and high numbers of both frameshifted genes and pseudogenes, suggesting a dramatic loss of genes during bacterial domestication...
January 12, 2018: Microbial Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329018/corrosion-effect-of-bacillus-cereus-on-x80-pipeline-steel-in-a-beijing-soil-environment
#8
Hongxia Wan, Dongdong Song, Dawei Zhang, Cuiwei Du, Dake Xu, Zhiyong Liu, De Ding, Xiaogang Li
The corrosion of X80 pipeline steel in the presence of Bacillus cereus (B. cereus) was studied through electrochemical and surface analyses and live/dead staining. Scanning electron microscopy and live/dead straining results showed that a number of B. cereus adhered to the X80 steel. Electrochemical impedance spectroscopy showed that B. cereus could accelerate the corrosion of X80 steel. In addition, surface morphology observations indicated that B. cereus could accelerate pitting corrosion in X80 steel. The depth of the largest pits due to B...
December 24, 2017: Bioelectrochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328931/biostimulation-and-bioaugmentation-of-native-microbial-community-accelerated-bioremediation-of-oil-refinery-sludge
#9
Ajoy Roy, Avishek Dutta, Siddhartha Pal, Abhishek Gupta, Jayeeta Sarkar, Ananya Chatterjee, Anumeha Saha, Poulomi Sarkar, Pinaki Sar, Sufia K Kazy
Scope for developing an engineered bioremediation strategy for the treatment of hydrocarbon-rich petroleum refinery waste was investigated through biostimulation and bioaugmentation approaches. Enhanced (46-55%) total petroleum hydrocarbon (TPH) attenuation was achieved through phosphate, nitrate or nitrate+phosphate amendment in the sludge with increased (upto 12%) abundance of fermentative, hydrocarbon degrading, sulfate-reducing, CO2-assimilating and methanogenic microorganisms (Bacillus, Coprothermobacter, Rhodobacter, Pseudomonas, Achromobacter, Desulfitobacter, Desulfosporosinus, T78, Methanobacterium, Methanosaeta, etc)...
January 3, 2018: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327458/lead-induced-dna-damage-and-cell-apoptosis-in-human-renal-proximal-tubular-epithelial-cell-attenuation-via-n-acetyl-cysteine-and-tannic-acid
#10
Manushi Siddarth, Diwesh Chawla, Alpana Raizada, Neelam Wadhwa, Basu D Banerjee, Meera Sikka
This study investigates the exposure of lead-induced reactive oxygen species (ROS) generation, DNA damage, and apoptosis and also evaluates the therapeutic intervention using antioxidants in human renal proximal tubular cells (HK-2 cells). Following treatment of HK-2 cells with an increasing concentration of lead nitrate (0-50 μM) for 24 h, the intracellular ROS level increased whereas the GSH level decreased significantly in a dose-dependent manner. Comet assay results revealed that lead nitrate showed the ability to increase the levels of DNA strand breaks in HK-2 cells...
January 12, 2018: Journal of Biochemical and Molecular Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327330/microbiome-analysis-and-omics-studies-of-microbial-denitrification-processes-in-wastewater-treatment-recent-advances
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REVIEW
Lili Miao, Zhipei Liu
Nitrogen pollution is an increasingly severe worldwide problem because of drainage of nitrogen-containing wastewater and intensive application of nitrogen-containing fertilizers. Denitrification, a key process in nitrogen cycles, is commonly employed for nitrogen removal in engineered wastewater treatment systems. Biological denitrification is performed by denitrifying microbes (bacteria) that use nitrate as terminal electron acceptor. Better understanding the functions of diverse microbial populations in denitrification-based wastewater treatment systems, and the interactions of these populations with operating environments, is essential for improving both treatment performance and system stability...
January 9, 2018: Science China. Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327318/evaluation-of-water-quality-and-human-risk-assessment-due-to-heavy-metals-in-groundwater-around-muledane-area-of-vhembe-district-limpopo-province-south-africa
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Joshua Nosa Edokpayi, Abimbola Motunrayo Enitan, Ntwanano Mutileni, John Ogony Odiyo
Groundwater is considered as good alternative to potable water because of its low turbidity and perceived low contamination. The study assessed the physio-chemical and heavy metals concentrations in eight randomly selected boreholes water at Muledane village in Limpopo Province of South Africa and the results were compared with South African National standard permissible limit. The impacts of heavy metals on human health was further determined by performing quantitative risk assessment through ingestion and dermal adsorption of heavy metals separately for adults and children in order to estimate the magnitude of heavy metals in the borehole samples...
January 12, 2018: Chemistry Central Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327191/iron-impregnated-zeolite-catalyst-for-efficient-removal-of-micropollutants-at-very-low-concentration-from-meurthe-river
#13
Hawraa Ayoub, Thibault Roques-Carmes, Olivier Potier, Bachar Koubaissy, Steve Pontvianne, Audrey Lenouvel, Cédric Guignard, Emmanuel Mousset, Hélène Poirot, Joumana Toufaily, Tayssir Hamieh
In this paper, for the first time, faujasite Y zeolite impregnated with iron (III) was employed as a catalyst to remove a real cocktail of micropollutants inside real water samples from the Meurthe river by the means of the heterogeneous photo-Fenton process. The catalyst was prepared by the wet impregnation method using iron (III) nitrate nonahydrate as iron precursor. First, an optimization of the process parameters was conducted using phenol as model macro-pollutant. The hydrogen peroxide concentration, the light wavelength (UV and visible) and intensity, the iron loading immobilized, as well as the pH of the solution were investigated...
January 11, 2018: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327177/influence-of-sampling-frequency-and-load-calculation-methods-on-quantification-of-annual-river-nutrient-and-suspended-solids-loads
#14
Ahmed Elwan, Ranvir Singh, Maree Patterson, Jon Roygard, Dave Horne, Brent Clothier, Geoffrey Jones
Better management of water quality in streams, rivers and lakes requires precise and accurate estimates of different contaminant loads. We assessed four sampling frequencies (2 days, weekly, fortnightly and monthly) and five load calculation methods (global mean (GM), rating curve (RC), ratio estimator (RE), flow-stratified (FS) and flow-weighted (FW)) to quantify loads of nitrate-nitrogen (NO3--N), soluble inorganic nitrogen (SIN), total nitrogen (TN), dissolved reactive phosphorus (DRP), total phosphorus (TP) and total suspended solids (TSS), in the Manawatu River, New Zealand...
January 11, 2018: Environmental Monitoring and Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326006/digestate-application-in-landfill-bioreactors-to-remove-nitrogen-of-old-landfill-leachate
#15
Wei Peng, Alberto Pivato, Maria Cristina Lavagnolo, Roberto Raga
Anaerobic digestion of organics is one of the most used solution to gain renewable energy from waste and the final product, the digestate, still rich in putrescible components and nutrients, is mainly considered for reutilization (in land use) as a bio-fertilizer or a compost after its treatment. Alternative approaches are recommended in situations where conventional digestate management practices are not suitable. Aim of this study was to develop an alternative option to use digestate to enhance nitrified leachate treatment through a digestate layer in a landfill bioreactor...
January 8, 2018: Waste Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325802/utilization-of-large-volume-zwitterionic-hydrophilic-interaction-liquid-chromatography-for-the-analysis-of-polar-pharmaceuticals-in-aqueous-environmental-samples-benefits-and-limitations
#16
Lise Boulard, Georg Dierkes, Thomas Ternes
Benefits and limitations of HILIC were studied for the analysis of extreme polar organic contaminants in aqueous environmental matrices. A sensitive analytical method was developed and validated for the detection of 11 pharmaceuticals, 15 pharmaceutical metabolites and transformation products and the artificial sweetener acesulfame in aqueous environmental samples. The analytical method consisted of a simple and non-specific sample preparation based on freeze-drying followed by detection with large injection volume (70 μL) zwitterionic HILIC-ESI-MS/MS...
December 11, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324750/biochar-derived-from-corn-straw-affected-availability-and-distribution-of-soil-nutrients-and-cotton-yield
#17
Xiaofei Tian, Chengliang Li, Min Zhang, Yongshan Wan, Zhihua Xie, Baocheng Chen, Wenqing Li
Biochar application as a soil amendment has been proposed as a strategy to improve soil fertility and increase crop yields. However, the effects of successive biochar applications on cotton yields and nutrient distribution in soil are not well documented. A three-year field study was conducted to investigate the effects of successive biochar applications at different rates on cotton yield and on the soil nutrient distribution in the 0-100 cm soil profile. Biochar was applied at 0, 5, 10, and 20 t ha-1 (expressed as Control, BC5, BC10, and BC20, respectively) for each cotton season, with identical doses of chemical fertilizers...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324707/evaluation-of-controlled-release-urea-on-the-dynamics-of-nitrate-ammonium-and-its-nitrogen-release-in-black-soils-of-northeast-china
#18
Xin Tong, Xueqin He, Hongwei Duan, Lujia Han, Guangqun Huang
Controlled release urea (CRU) is considered to enhance crop yields while alleviating negative environmental problems caused by the hazardous gas emissions that are associated with high concentrations of ammonium (NH₄⁺) and nitrate (NO₃-) in black soils. Short-term effects of sulfur-coated urea (SCU) and polyurethane-coated urea (PCU), compared with conventional urea, on NO₃- and NH₄⁺ in black soils were studied through the buried bag experiment conducted in an artificial climate chamber. We also investigated nitrogen (N) release kinetics of CRU and correlations between the cumulative N release rate and concentrations of NO₃- and NH₄⁺...
January 11, 2018: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324294/microbial-community-of-a-gasworks-aquifer-and-identification-of-nitrate-reducing-azoarcus-and-georgfuchsia-as-key-players-in-btex-degradation
#19
Martin Sperfeld, Charlotte Rauschenbach, Gabriele Diekert, Sandra Studenik
We analyzed a coal tar polluted aquifer of a former gasworks site in Thuringia (Germany) for the presence and function of aromatic compound-degrading bacteria (ACDB) by 16S rRNA Illumina sequencing, bamA clone library sequencing and cultivation attempts. The relative abundance of ACDB was highest close to the source of contamination. Up to 44% of total 16S rRNA sequences were affiliated to ACDB including genera such as Azoarcus, Georgfuchsia, Rhodoferax, Sulfuritalea (all Betaproteobacteria) and Pelotomaculum (Firmicutes)...
December 20, 2017: Water Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324081/determination-of-endogenous-concentrations-of-nitrites-and-nitrates-in-different-types-of-cheese-in-the-united-states-method-development-and-validation-using-ion-chromatography
#20
Susan Genualdi, Nahyun Jeong, Lowri DeJager
Nitrites and nitrates can be present in dairy products from both endogenous and exogenous sources. In the European Union (EU), 150 mg kg-1 of nitrates are allowed to be added to the cheese milk during the manufacturing process. The CODEX General Standard for Food Additives (GSFA) has a maximum permitted level of 50 mg kg-1 residue in cheese, while in the United States (US) nitrates are un-approved for use as food additives in cheese. In order to be able to investigate imported cheeses for nitrates intentionally added as preservatives and the endogenous concentrations of nitrates and nitrites present in cheeses in the US marketplace, a method was developed and validated using ion chromatography with conductivity detection...
January 11, 2018: Food Additives & Contaminants. Part A, Chemistry, Analysis, Control, Exposure & Risk Assessment
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