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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728789/evaluation-of-the-environmental-sustainability-of-different-waste-to-energy-plant-configurations
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Lidia Lombardi, Ennio A Carnevale
Residual municipal solid waste (MSW) has an average lower heating value higher than 10GJ/Mg in the EU, and can be recovered in modern Waste-to-Energy (WtE) plants, producing combined heat and power (CHP) and reaching high levels of energy recovery. CHP is pinpointed as the best technique for energy recovery from waste. However, in some cases, heat recovery is not technically feasible - due to the absence of a thermal user (industrial plant or district heating) in the vicinity of the WtE plant - and power production remains the sole possibility...
July 17, 2017: Waste Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723751/early-laparotomy-and-timely-reconstruction-for-patients-with-abdominal-electrical-injury-five-case-reports-and-literature-review
#2
Pi-Hong Zhang, Zan Liu, Li-Cheng Ren, Ji-Zhang Zeng, Geng-Wen Huang, Mu-Zhang Xiao, Jie Zhou, Peng-Fei Liang, Ming-Hua Zhang, Xiao-Yuan Huang
INTRODUCTION: High-tension electricity can cause devastating injuries that may result in abdominal wall loss, visceral damage, and sometimes major threat to life. The visceral organ may be exposed after debridement and require flap cover, but the tensile strength of abdominal wall may be lack even if flap transplanted. METHODS: From April 2007 through May 2015, 5 patients with severe abdominal electrical injury were treated at our hospital. Exploratory laparotomy was performed based on their clinical manifestations and debridement findings of abdominal wall at early stage, and decision regarding technique for reconstruction of abdominal wall was based on an assessment of the location and extent of the defect...
July 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719379/critical-evaluation-of-metallization-in-electric-injury
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Sigitas Laima, Jana Bytautaite, Sigitas Chmieliauskas, Dmitrij Fomin, Algimantas Jasulaitis, Arturas Jukna, Sandra Mazeikiene, Jurgita Stasiuniene
The article presents 3 forensic medicine cases in the field of electric injury. In addition to traditional findings in electric injury (electric mark and histological findings), the forensic medicine experts in Lithuania also perform an atomic absorption spectrometry analysis. This method confirms the effects of electric current to the body through the electric conductor. Typical macroscopic finding in the skin is electric mark. Histologically, the damaged skin possesses characteristic features of thermal burns...
July 18, 2017: American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709880/low-intensity-transcranial-electric-stimulation-safety-ethical-legal-regulatory-and-application-guidelines
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A Antal, I Alekseichuk, M Bikson, J Brockmöller, A R Brunoni, R Chen, L G Cohen, G Dowthwaite, J Ellrich, A Flöel, F Fregni, M S George, R Hamilton, J Haueisen, C S Herrmann, F C Hummel, J P Lefaucheur, D Liebetanz, C K Loo, C D McCaig, C Miniussi, P C Miranda, V Moliadze, M A Nitsche, R Nowak, F Padberg, A Pascual-Leone, W Poppendieck, A Priori, S Rossi, P M Rossini, J Rothwell, M A Rueger, G Ruffini, K Schellhorn, H R Siebner, Y Ugawa, A Wexler, U Ziemann, M Hallett, W Paulus
Low intensity transcranial electrical stimulation (TES) in humans, encompassing transcranial direct current (tDCS), transcutaneous spinal Direct Current Stimulation (tsDCS), transcranial alternating current (tACS), and transcranial random noise (tRNS) stimulation or their combinations, appears to be safe. No serious adverse events (SAEs) have been reported so far in over 18,000 sessions administered to healthy subjects, neurological and psychiatric patients, as summarized here. Moderate adverse events (AEs), as defined by the necessity to intervene, are rare, and include skin burns with tDCS due to suboptimal electrode-skin contact...
June 19, 2017: Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Journal of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706190/clean-power-generation-from-the-intractable-natural-coalfield-fires-turn-harm-into-benefit
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Bobo Shi, Hetao Su, Jinshi Li, Haining Qi, Fubao Zhou, José L Torero, Zhongwei Chen
The coal fires, a global catastrophe for hundreds of years, have been proved extremely difficult to control, and hit almost every coal-bearing area globally. Meanwhile, underground coal fires contain tremendous reservoir of geothermal energy. Approximately one billion tons of coal burns underground annually in the world, which could generate ~1000 GW per annum. A game-changing approach, environmentally sound thermal energy extraction from the intractable natural coalfield fires, is being developed by utilizing the waste energy and reducing the temperature of coalfield fires at the same time...
July 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687152/valorisation-of-chicken-feathers-characterisation-of-chemical-properties
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Tamrat Tesfaye, Bruce Sithole, Deresh Ramjugernath, Viren Chunilall
The characterisation of the chemical properties of the whole chicken feather and its fractions (barb and rachis), was undertaken to identify opportunities for valorizing this waste product. The authors have described the physical, morphological, mechanical, electrical and thermal properties of the chicken feathers and related them to potential valorisation routes of the waste. However, identification of their chemical properties is necessary to complete a comprehensive description of chicken feather fractions...
July 4, 2017: Waste Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28661988/bowel-necrosis-and-3-limb-amputation-from-high-voltage-electrical-injury
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Elie P Ramly, Rebekah MacFie, Niknam Eshraghi, Frederick Cole, Delphine Engel
The objective of this study was to report the case and multidisciplinary management of a 44-year-old man with 40% TBSA third- and fourth-degree burns sustained during high-voltage electrical injury including 3 limb amputation and bowel necrosis requiring small bowel resection. This study is a case report and review of the literature. A 44-year-old man was brought to the Emergency Department with 40% TBSA third- and fourth-degree burns sustained during accidental contact with high-voltage electric current. He had multisystem injury including injuries to 3 of his extremities ultimately requiring a forequarter amputation of the left upper extremity and guillotine amputations of his bilateral lower extremities...
June 28, 2017: Journal of Burn Care & Research: Official Publication of the American Burn Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654804/fatal-and-non-fatal-burn-injuries-with-electrical-weapons-and-explosive-fumes
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Mark W Kroll, Mollie B Ritter, Howard E Williams
INTRODUCTION: While generally reducing morbidity and mortality, electrical weapons have risks associated with their usage, including eye injuries and falls. With the presence of explosive fumes or fuels there also exists the possibility of burn injury. METHODS: We searched for cases of fatal and non-fatal major burns with TASER(®) electrical weapon usage where there was a possibility that the weapon ignited the explosion. RESULTS: We confirmed 6 cases of fatal burn injury and 4 cases of major non-fatal burns out of 3...
August 2017: Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645715/agents-mechanisms-and-clinical-features-of-non-scald-burns-in-children-a-prospective-uk-study
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E L Johnson, S Maguire, L I Hollén, D Nuttall, D Rea, A M Kemp
AIMS: To inform childhood burn prevention by identifying demographics, clinical features and circumstances of unintentional non-scald burns. METHODS: A prospective cross-sectional study was conducted across Cardiff, Bristol and Manchester, including six emergency departments, three minor injury units and one burns unit between 13/01/2013-01/10/2015. Data collected for children aged <16 years with any burn (scald, contact, flame, radiation, chemical, electrical, friction) included: demographics, circumstances of injury and clinical features...
June 20, 2017: Burns: Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624042/wound-management-and-outcome-of-595-electrical-burns-in-a-major-burn-center
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Haisheng Li, Jianglin Tan, Junyi Zhou, Zhiqiang Yuan, Jiaping Zhang, Yizhi Peng, Jun Wu, Gaoxing Luo
BACKGROUND: Electrical burns are important causes of trauma worldwide. This study aims to analyze the clinical characteristics, wound management, and outcome of electric burns. METHODS: This retrospective study was performed at the Institute of Burn Research of the Third Military Medical University during 2013-2015. Data including the demographics, injury patterns, wound treatment, and outcomes were collected and analyzed. RESULTS: A total of 595 electrical burn patients (93...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623365/preparation-of-core-shell-structure-kclo4-al-cuo-nanoenergetic-material-and-enhancement-of-thermal-behavior
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Fan Yang, Xiaoli Kang, Jiangshan Luo, Zao Yi, Yongjian Tang
In this paper, a solvent/non-solvent synthetic approach has been utilized in preparing a new nanoenergetic material KClO4@Al/CuO by coating Al/CuO nanocomposites particles with a layer of nanoscale oxidizer KClO4. The coating process and mechanism are discussed. The composites of Al/CuO are uniformly mixed by mechanical ball milling process and CuO acts as a catalytic metallic oxide. The ternary mixtures KClO4@Al/CuO were characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD) and the results reveal that after ball-milling and chemical synthesis process, the phase compositions haven't changed...
June 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615820/from-wheelchair-to-walking-first-case-report-of-post-electrical-burn-destruction-of-patellar-ligament-with-its-one-stage-reconstruction-and-restoration-of-function
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Sandip Kanti Basu, Jayanta Bain, Bijay Kumar Majumdar, Debarati Chattopadhyay, Debasis Baitalik, Yatindra Kumar Dewangan, Debtanu Bhattacharya, Pritha Rakshit, Vivek Gupta, Ashwani Kumar, Rathindra Nath Haldar
Electrical burn injury causing bilateral patellar ligament destruction leading to complete loss of knee extension is a very rare injury. In such situation, surgical repair or reconstruction of the patellar ligament becomes necessary to restore knee functions. Here, we present such a case of an 8-year-old boy, whose both patellar ligaments were destroyed throughout its length due to high-voltage electrical injury. His left knee joint cavity was exposed and grossly infected, but the right knee joint cavity was apparently intact...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Plastic Surgery: Official Publication of the Association of Plastic Surgeons of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614838/factitious-dermatitis-due-to-thermal-burn-with-histologic-features-simulating-fixed-drug-eruption
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Leah Persad, Sadia Salim, Kiran Motaparthi
Factitious dermatitis (FD) (dermatitis artefacta) is rare and often difficult to diagnose because of conflicting history and nonspecific clinical and histologic findings. It can present with varied clinical features including geometric ulcers, erosions, and less commonly bullae secondary to external trauma from chemicals, electric burns, heat, and suction. Herein, we describe a case of bullous FD due to thermal burn with histologic features demonstrating overlap with fixed drug eruption. Histopathology demonstrated a subepidermal blister with epidermal necrosis along with pigment incontinence and dermal eosinophils and neutrophils...
August 2017: American Journal of Dermatopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603964/particle-size-influences-on-the-coating-microstructure-through-green-chromia-inclusion-in-plasma-electrolytic-oxidation
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Chen-Yu Liu, Dah-Shyang Tsai, Jian-Mao Wang, James T J Tsai, Chen-Chia Chou
In an effort to color the aluminum alloy surface green via plasma electrolytic oxidation (PEO), two alkaline solutions have been employed with particulate inclusions and sodium aluminate. Electrolyte I comprises a self-made chromia pigment with a mean particle size 69 nm, whereas electrolyte II contains a commercially available pigment, GN-M, with a larger particle size 351 nm. Both pigments are oxygen deficient Cr2O3-δ of corundum-type structure before coating, the oxidative environment of PEO converts them into stoichiometric Cr2O3...
June 22, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599368/burn-effects-on-soil-properties-associated-to-heat-transfer-under-contrasting-moisture-content
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David Badía, Sergio López-García, Clara Martí, Oriol Ortíz-Perpiñá, Antonio Girona-García, José Casanova-Gascón
The aim of this work is to investigate the topsoil thickness affected by burning under contrasting soil moisture content (field capacity versus air-dried conditions). A mollic horizon of an Aleppo pine forest was sampled and burned in the laboratory, recording the temperature continuously at the topsoil surface and at soil depths of 1, 2, and 3cm. Changes in soil properties were measured at 0-1, 1-2, 2-3, and 3-4cm. Both the maximum temperature and the charring intensities were significantly lower in wet soils than in air-dried soils up to 3cm in depth...
June 5, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589272/heavy-metals-distribution-and-risk-assessment-in-soil-from-an-informal-e-waste-recycling-site-in-lagos-state-nigeria
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Khadijah A Isimekhai, Hemda Garelick, John Watt, Diane Purchase
Informal E-waste recycling can pose a risk to human health and the environment which this study endeavours to evaluate. The distribution of a number of heavy metals in soil from an informal recycling site in the largest market for used and new electronics and electrical equipment in West Africa was investigated. The potential bioavailability of heavy metals, extent of contamination, potential risk due to the recycling activities and impact of external factors such as rainfall were also assessed. The concentrations of all the heavy metals tested were higher in the area where burning of the waste occurred than at the control site, suggesting an impact of the recycling activities on the soil...
July 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589215/utilities-of-scrotal-flap-for-reconstruction-of-penile-skin-defects-after-severe-burn-injury
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REVIEW
Le Guo, Minghua Zhang, Jizhang Zeng, Pengfei Liang, Pihong Zhang, Xiaoyuan Huang
OBJECTIVE: In the present study, we aimed to present our experience of an effective two-stage surgical approach using scrotal skin flap for patients with penile skin defects following severe burn injury. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 17 patients with penile skin defects underwent scheduled two-stage reconstruction using scrotal skin flap from January 2004 to October 2016. Patients, who were selected as eligible candidates for scrotal flap, exhibited a wide range of indications, including iatrogenic injuries (e...
June 6, 2017: International Urology and Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28586577/pattern-and-profile-of-electric-burn-injury-cases-at-a-burn-centre
#18
Saeed Ashraf Cheema
BACKGROUND: Electrical burns are quite different from thermal and chemical burns. This study is from a centre which deals with job related electric burn injuries alone and thus can give a pure account of the electric burns and discuss the related peculiarities. Study aims to highlight the differences in the mechanism of electric burn injury, its mode of presentation, morbidity, complications and thus the treatment strategies as compared to rest of the burn injuries. METHODS: This is a descriptive case series study of first consecutive 61 electric burn victims treated at a Burn Unit and Plastic Surgery centre...
October 2016: Journal of Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad: JAMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28570306/analysis-of-electrocardiograms-associated-with-pediatric-electrical-burns
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Jennifer S McLeod, Alison E Maringo, Patrick J Doyle, Lisa Vitale, Justin D Klein, Christina M Shanti
The purpose of this study was to examine the utility of electrocardiograms (EKGs) for low-risk, low-voltage pediatric electrical burn victims. A retrospective chart review was conducted on 86 pediatric patients who presented to the children's hospital between 2000 and 2015 after sustaining electrical burns. Variables included source and estimated voltage, extent of injuries, length of stay, high risk factors, and EKG results. High risk factors included estimated voltage > 1000 V, lightning, tetany, symptoms, loss of consciousness, or seizures...
May 26, 2017: Journal of Burn Care & Research: Official Publication of the American Burn Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28562571/hemodynamic-instability-after-pulmonary-veins-isolation-in-a-patient-with-dual-chamber-pacemaker-the-phantom-injury-of-the-ventricular-lead
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Márcio Galindo Kiuchi, Guilherme Miglioli Lobato, Shaojie Chen
INTRODUCTION: The standard treatment of sinus node dysfunction (SND) is the pacemaker implantation, and the ideal methodology for the management of atrial fibrillation (AF) is rhythm control, but this is sometimes very hard to accomplish. For such actions, complete isolation of all pulmonary veins (PVI) is currently widely accepted as the best endpoint. CASE PRESENTATION: In this case, we report a female patient, 81 years old, with controlled hypertension, without coronary artery disease, bearer of bilateral knee replacement, and dual chamber pacemaker implanted 1...
June 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
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