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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340484/engineering-of-layered-lipid-encapsulated-drug-nanoparticles-through-spray-drying
#1
Mahak Sapra, Y S Mayya, Chandra Venkataraman
Drug-containing nanoparticles have been synthesized through the spray-drying of submicron droplet aerosols by using matrix materials such as lipids and biopolymers. Understanding layer formation in composite nanoparticles is essential for the appropriate engineering of particle substructures. The present study developed a droplet-shrinkage model for predicting the solid-phase formation of two non-volatile solutes-stearic acid lipid and a set of drugs, by considering molecular volume and solubility. Nanoparticle formation was simulated to define the parameter space of material properties and process conditions for the formation of a layered structure with the preferential accumulation of the lipid in the outer layer...
March 18, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335219/post-plasma-siox-coatings-of-metal-and-metal-oxide-nanoparticles-for-enhanced-thermal-stability-and-tunable-photoactivity-applications
#2
Patrick Post, Nicolas Jidenko, Alfred P Weber, Jean-Pascal Borra
The plasma-based aerosol process developed for the direct coating of particles in gases with silicon oxide in a continuous chemical vapor deposition (CVD) process is presented. It is shown that non-thermal plasma filaments induced in a dielectric barrier discharge (DBD) at atmospheric pressure trigger post-DBD gas phase reactions. DBD operating conditions are first scanned to produce ozone and dinitrogen pentoxide. In the selected conditions, these plasma species react with gaseous tetraethyl orthosilicate (TEOS) precursor downstream of the DBD...
May 13, 2016: Nanomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333457/two-dimensional-offline-chromatographic-fractionation-for-the-characterization-of-humic-like-substances-in-atmospheric-aerosol-particles
#3
Tobias Spranger, Dominik van Pinxteren, Hartmut Herrmann
Organic carbon in atmospheric particles comprises a large fraction of chromatographically unresolved compounds, often referred to as humic-like substances (HULIS), which influence particle properties and impacts on climate, human health and ecosystems. To better understand its composition, a two-dimensional (2D) offline method combining size-exclusion (SEC) and reversed-phase liquid chromatography (RP-HPLC) using a new spiked gradient profile is presented. It separates HULIS into 55 fractions of different size and polarity, with estimated ranges of molecular weight and octanol/water partitioning coefficient (log P) from 160-900 g/mol and 0...
March 23, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333451/aerosol-formation-from-oh-oxidation-of-the-volatile-cyclic-methyl-siloxane-cvms-decamethylcyclopentasiloxane
#4
Yue Wu, Murray V Johnston
Aerosol formation from OH oxidation of decamethylcyclopentasiloxane (D5, C10H30O5Si5), a cyclic volatile methyl siloxane (cVMS) found in consumer products, was studied in a flow-through photo chamber with and without the presence of ammonium sulfate seed aerosol. For the unseeded experiments, chemical characterization with high performance mass spectrometry showed that the molecular composition changed substantially with aerosol mass loading in the 1-12 μg/m3 range. Monomers (5 Si atoms/molecule) and dimers (10 Si atoms/molecule) dominated the mass spectra of aerosols at higher mass loadings while ring opened species (neither 5 nor 10 Si atoms/molecule) dominated the mass spectra of aerosols at lower mass loadings...
March 23, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332899/in-vitro-tests-for-aerosol-deposition-v-using-realistic-testing-to-estimate-variations-in-aerosol-properties-at-the-trachea
#5
Xiangyin Wei, Michael Hindle, Renishkumar R Delvadia, Peter R Byron
BACKGROUND: The dose and aerodynamic particle size distribution (APSD) of drug aerosols' exiting models of the mouth and throat (MT) during a realistic inhalation profile (IP) may be estimated in vitro and designated Total Lung Dose, TLDin vitro, and APSDTLDin vitro, respectively. These aerosol characteristics likely define the drug's regional distribution in the lung. METHODS: A general method was evaluated to enable the simultaneous determination of TLDin vitro and APSDTLDin vitro for budesonide aerosols' exiting small, medium and large VCU-MT models...
March 23, 2017: Journal of Aerosol Medicine and Pulmonary Drug Delivery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322599/dissolvit-an-in-vitro-method-for-simulating-the-dissolution-and-absorption-of-inhaled-dry-powder-drugs-in-the-lungs
#6
Per Gerde, Maria Malmlöf, Lina Havsborn, Carl-Olof Sjöberg, Pär Ewing, Stefan Eirefelt, Katarina Ekelund
The main purpose of this work was to develop an in vitro method for simulating the dissolution and absorption of inhaled dry powder drugs that also mimics systemic pharmacokinetic data. A second purpose was to evaluate this method. DissolvIt(®) was developed as a simulation of the air-blood barrier of the upper airways, constituting: "airborne" particles deposited on a glass cover slip, a mucus simulant, a polycarbonate (basal) membrane, and a pumped albumin buffer simulating the pulmonary blood flow. The PreciseInhale(®) exposure system was used to aerosolize and deposit test formulations onto cover slips...
February 2017: Assay and Drug Development Technologies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319888/heterogeneous-reaction-of-peroxyacetyl-nitrate-pan-on-soot
#7
Ximeng Zhao, Tianyu Gao, Jianbo Zhang
The interaction between photochemical oxidants and aerosol particles has been examined in previous atmospheric pollution studies. The heterogeneous reaction can affect the concentration of gases and free radicals, as well as the morphology and properties of particles. In this report, the interaction between the photochemical oxidant peroxyacetyl nitrate (PAN) and soot particles was investigated using a flow tube system. We used real-time online monitoring equipment to track changes in PAN concentrations. Substances on the soot surface were detected using ion chromatography (IC), x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), and other surface analysis methods...
March 6, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318796/development-and-application-of-a-quantification-method-for-water-soluble-organosulfates-in-atmospheric-aerosols
#8
Gang Cao, Xiaopei Zhao, Di Hu, Rongshu Zhu, Feng Ouyang
In recent years, organosulfates have been found as a significant component of secondary organic aerosols from both smog chamber experiments and field measurements. In this study, an indirect method was developed to estimate organosulfates in aerosol particles as a whole based on their sulfate functional group. A series of experiments were conducted to optimize and validate the method, and it was then applied to quantify organosulfates in the aerosol samples collected at three sampling characteristic sites in Shenzhen, with one close to a power plant (PP), one at a heavy traffic intersection (HTI), and one on the campus of Harbin Institute of Technology Shenzhen graduate school (HITSZ)...
March 16, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315824/near-field-investigation-of-the-explosive-dispersal-of-radioactive-material-based-on-a-reconstructed-spherical-blast-wave-flow
#9
David Hummel, Lucian Ivan
A "dirty bomb" is a type of radiological dispersal device (RDD) that has been the subject of significant safety and security concerns given the disruption that would result from a postulated terrorist attack. Assessing the risks of radioactive dose in a hypothetical scenario requires models that can accurately predict dispersion in a realistic environment. Modelling a RDD is complicated by the fact that the most important phenomena occur over vastly disparate spatial and temporal length scales. Particulate dispersion in the air is generally considered on scales of hundreds to thousands of meters, and over periods of minutes and hours...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Environmental Radioactivity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28304370/identification-of-dimethylamine-monooxygenase-in-marine-bacteria-reveals-a-metabolic-bottleneck-in-the-methylated-amine-degradation-pathway
#10
Ian Lidbury, Michaela A Mausz, David J Scanlan, Yin Chen
Methylated amines (MAs) are ubiquitous in the marine environment and their subsequent flux into the atmosphere can result in the formation of aerosols and ultimately cloud condensation nuclei. Therefore, these compounds have a potentially important role in climate regulation. Using Ruegeria pomeroyi as a model, we identified the genes encoding dimethylamine (DMA) monooxygenase (dmmABC) and demonstrate that this enzyme degrades DMA to monomethylamine (MMA). Although only dmmABC are required for enzyme activity in recombinant Escherichia coli, we found that an additional gene, dmmD, was required for the growth of R...
March 17, 2017: ISME Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300096/biofuel-blending-reduces-particle-emissions-from-aircraft-engines-at-cruise-conditions
#11
Richard H Moore, Kenneth L Thornhill, Bernadett Weinzierl, Daniel Sauer, Eugenio D'Ascoli, Jin Kim, Michael Lichtenstern, Monika Scheibe, Brian Beaton, Andreas J Beyersdorf, John Barrick, Dan Bulzan, Chelsea A Corr, Ewan Crosbie, Tina Jurkat, Robert Martin, Dean Riddick, Michael Shook, Gregory Slover, Christiane Voigt, Robert White, Edward Winstead, Richard Yasky, Luke D Ziemba, Anthony Brown, Hans Schlager, Bruce E Anderson
Aviation-related aerosol emissions contribute to the formation of contrail cirrus clouds that can alter upper tropospheric radiation and water budgets, and therefore climate. The magnitude of air-traffic-related aerosol-cloud interactions and the ways in which these interactions might change in the future remain uncertain. Modelling studies of the present and future effects of aviation on climate require detailed information about the number of aerosol particles emitted per kilogram of fuel burned and the microphysical properties of those aerosols that are relevant for cloud formation...
March 15, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299935/the-effect-of-structural-heterogeneity-in-chemical-composition-on-online-single-particle-mass-spectrometry-analysis-of-sea-spray-aerosol-particles
#12
Camille M Sultana, Douglas B Collins, Kimberly Ann Prather
Knowledge of the surface composition of sea spray aerosols (SSA) is critical for understanding and predicting climate-relevant impacts. Offline microscopy and spectroscopy studies have shown dry supermicron SSA tend to be spatially heterogeneous particles with sodium and chloride rich cores surrounded by organic enriched surface layers containing minor inorganic seawater components such as magnesium and calcium. At the same time, single particle mass spectrometry reveals several different mass spectral ion patterns, suggesting that there may be a number of chemically distinct particle types...
March 16, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292593/aerosol-particle-size-distribution-of-atmospheric-lead-210-in-northern-finland
#13
Jussi Paatero, Alexandra Ioannidou, Jussi Ikonen, Jukka Lehto
Size-segregated aerosol samples were collected with a high-volume 6-stage cascade impactor at Sodankylä, Finland, 100 km north of the Arctic Circle. The (210)Pb content of the samples were determined with radiochemical separation of in-grown (210)Po followed by alpha spectrometry. Most of the (210)Pb activity was incorporated in accumulation mode aerosol particles. The activity median aerodynamic diameter (AMAD) ranged from 0.53 μm to 0.98 μm 38-61 per cent of (210)Pb activity was found to be associated with aerosol particles smaller than 0...
March 11, 2017: Journal of Environmental Radioactivity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291234/collocated-observations-of-cloud-condensation-nuclei-particle-size-distributions-and-chemical-composition
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Julia Schmale, Silvia Henning, Bas Henzing, Helmi Keskinen, Karine Sellegri, Jurgita Ovadnevaite, Aikaterini Bougiatioti, Nikos Kalivitis, Iasonas Stavroulas, Anne Jefferson, Minsu Park, Patrick Schlag, Adam Kristensson, Yoko Iwamoto, Kirsty Pringle, Carly Reddington, Pasi Aalto, Mikko Äijälä, Urs Baltensperger, Jakub Bialek, Wolfram Birmili, Nicolas Bukowiecki, Mikael Ehn, Ann Mari Fjæraa, Markus Fiebig, Göran Frank, Roman Fröhlich, Arnoud Frumau, Masaki Furuya, Emanuel Hammer, Liine Heikkinen, Erik Herrmann, Rupert Holzinger, Hiroyuki Hyono, Maria Kanakidou, Astrid Kiendler-Scharr, Kento Kinouchi, Gerard Kos, Markku Kulmala, Nikolaos Mihalopoulos, Ghislain Motos, Athanasios Nenes, Colin O'Dowd, Mikhail Paramonov, Tuukka Petäjä, David Picard, Laurent Poulain, André Stephan Henry Prévôt, Jay Slowik, Andre Sonntag, Erik Swietlicki, Birgitta Svenningsson, Hiroshi Tsurumaru, Alfred Wiedensohler, Cerina Wittbom, John A Ogren, Atsushi Matsuki, Seong Soo Yum, Cathrine Lund Myhre, Ken Carslaw, Frank Stratmann, Martin Gysel
Cloud condensation nuclei (CCN) number concentrations alongside with submicrometer particle number size distributions and particle chemical composition have been measured at atmospheric observatories of the Aerosols, Clouds, and Trace gases Research InfraStructure (ACTRIS) as well as other international sites over multiple years. Here, harmonized data records from 11 observatories are summarized, spanning 98,677 instrument hours for CCN data, 157,880 for particle number size distributions, and 70,817 for chemical composition data...
March 14, 2017: Scientific Data
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289770/pyrolysis-oil-biorefinery
#15
Dietrich Meier
In biorefineries several conversion processes for biomasses may be applied to obtain maximum value from the feed materials. One viable option is the liquefaction of lignocellulosic feedstocks or residues by fast pyrolysis. The conversion technology requires rapid heating of the biomass particles along with rapid cooling of the hot vapors and aerosols. The main product, bio-oil, is obtained in yields of up to 75 wt% on a dry feed basis, together with by-product char and gas which are used within the process to provide the process heat requirements; there are no waste streams other than flue gas and ash...
March 14, 2017: Advances in Biochemical Engineering/biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288490/development-in-vitro-characterization-antitumor-and-aerosol-performance-evaluation-of-respirable-prepared-by-self-nanoemulsification-method
#16
Neda Naseri, Parvin Zakeri-Milani, Hamed Hamishehkar, Younes Pilehvar-Soltanahmadi, Hadi Valizadeh
Poor water solubility and low oral bioavailability limit the clinical application of Erlotinib as an anticancer. For this purpose, we encapsulated erlotinib in the solid lipid nanoparticles (SLN) and designed a spray-dried dry powder inhalable (DPI) formulation. Erlotinib-loaded SLNs were prepared using self-nanoemulsifying and characterized for physicochemical properties. Pulmonary deposition of spray-dried DPI formulation was performed using Next Generation Impactor. The particle size and zeta potential of Erlotinib-loaded SLNs were 300 to 800 nm and -18 to -32 mV, respectively...
March 13, 2017: Drug Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285981/novel-budesonide-particles-for-dry-powder-inhalation-dpi-prepared-using-a-microfluidic-reactor-coupled-with-ultrasonic-spray-freeze-drying
#17
Denis Saboti, Uroš Maver, Hak-Kim Chan, Odon Planinšek
Budesonide is a potent active pharmaceutical ingredient, often administered using respiratory devices such as metered dose inhalers (MDI), nebulizers and dry powder inhalers (DPI). Inhalable drug particles are conventionally produced by crystallization followed by milling. This approach tends to generate partially amorphous materials that require post-processing to improve the formulations' stability. Other methods involve homogenization or precipitation and often require the use of stabilizers, mostly surfactants...
March 9, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285887/characteristics-and-source-distribution-of-air-pollution-in-winter-in-qingdao-eastern-china
#18
Lingyu Li, Dongyun Yan, Shaohui Xu, Mingli Huang, Xiaoxia Wang, Shaodong Xie
To characterize air pollution and determine its source distribution in Qingdao, Shandong Province, we analyzed hourly national air quality monitoring network data of normal pollutants at nine sites from 1 November 2015 to 31 January 2016. The average hourly concentrations of particulate matter <2.5 μm (PM2.5) and <10 μm (PM10), SO2, NO2, 8-h O3, and CO in Qingdao were 83, 129, 39, 41, and 41 μg m(-3), and 1.243 mg m(-3), respectively. During the polluted period, 19-26 December 2015, 29 December 2015 to 4 January 2016, and 14-17 January 2016, the mean 24-h PM2...
March 9, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285886/one-year-record-of-bioaerosols-and-particles-concentration-in-indo-gangetic-plain-implications-of-biomass-burning-emissions-to-high-level-of-endotoxin-exposure
#19
Prashant Rajput, Manzar Hussain Anjum, Tarun Gupta
Previous studies worldwide have suggested the potential role of bioaerosols as ice-nuclei and cloud-condensation nuclei. Furthermore, their participation in regulating the global carbon cycle urges systematic studies from different environmental conditions throughout the globe. Towards this through one-year study, conducted from June 2015-May 2016, we report on atmospheric abundance and variability of viable bioaerosols, organic carbon (OC) and particles number and deduced mass concentrations from Indo-Gangetic Plain (IGP; at Kanpur)...
March 9, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282259/study-on-the-pulmonary-delivery-system-of-apigenin-loaded-albumin-nanocarriers-with-antioxidant-activity
#20
Zsófia Edit Pápay, Annamária Kósa, Béla Böddi, Zahra Merchant, Imran Y Saleem, Mohammed Gulrez Zariwala, Imre Klebovich, Satyanarayana Somavarapu, István Antal
BACKGROUND: Respiratory diseases are mainly derived from acute and chronic inflammation of the alveoli and bronchi. The pathophysiological mechanisms of pulmonary inflammation mainly arise from oxidative damage that could ultimately lead to acute lung injury. Apigenin (Api) is a natural polyphenol with prominent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties in the lung. Inhalable formulations that consist of nanoparticles (NPs) have several advantages over other administration routes, and therefore, this study investigated the application of apigenin-loaded bovine serum albumin nanoparticles (BSA-Api-NPs) for pulmonary delivery...
March 10, 2017: Journal of Aerosol Medicine and Pulmonary Drug Delivery
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