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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437087/al-coated-conductive-fibrous-filters-with-low-pressure-drop-for-efficient-electrostatic-capture-of-ultrafine-particulate-pollutants
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Dong Yun Choi, Soo-Ho Jung, Dong-Keun Song, Eun Jeong An, Duckshin Park, Tae-Oh Kim, Jae Hee Jung, Hye Moon Lee
Here, we demonstrate a new strategy of air filtration based on an Al-coated conductive fibrous filter for high efficient nanoparticulate removals. The conductive fibrous filter was fabricated by a direct decomposition of Al precursor ink, AlH3{O(C4H9)2}, onto surfaces of a polyester air filter via a cost-effective and scalable solution-dipping process. The prepared conductive filters showed a low sheet resistance (< 1.0 Ω sq(-1)), robust mechanical durability and high oxidative stability. By electrostatic force between the charged fibers and particles, the ultrafine particles of 30 - 400 nm in size were captured with a removal efficiency of ~99...
April 24, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432989/the-effect-of-natural-ventilation-strategy-on-indoor-air-quality-in-schools
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Luca Stabile, Marco Dell'Isola, Aldo Russi, Angelamaria Massimo, Giorgio Buonanno
In order to reduce children's exposure to pollutants in classrooms a proper ventilation strategy need to be adopted. Such strategy is even more important in naturally ventilated schools where the air exchange rate is only based on the manual airing of classrooms. The present work aimed to evaluate the effect of the manual airing strategy on indoor air quality in Italian classrooms. For this aim, schools located in the Central Italy were investigated. Indoor air quality was studied in terms of CO2, particle number and PM concentrations and compared to corresponding outdoor levels...
April 19, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432908/particulate-matter-pollution-from-aviation-related-activity-at-a-small-airport-of-the-aegean-sea-insular-region
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C Psanis, E Triantafyllou, M Giamarelou, M Manousakas, K Eleftheriadis, G Biskos
The unprecedented growth in aviation during the last years has resulted in a notable increase of local air pollution related to airports. The impacts of aviation on air quality can be extremely high particularly around airports serving remote insular regions with pristine atmospheric environments. Here we report measurements that show how the atmospheric aerosol is affected by the activity at a small airport in a remote region. More specifically, we provide measurements performed at the airport of Mytilene, Greece, a regional yet international airport that serves the entire island of Lesvos; the third largest island of the country...
April 19, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431479/pneumatic-jigging-influence-of-operating-parameters-on-separation-efficiency-of-solid-waste-materials
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Mohd Aizudin Abd Aziz, Khairuddin Md Isa, Radzuwan Ab Rashid
This article aims to provide insights into the factors that contribute to the separation efficiency of solid particles. In this study, a pneumatic jigging technique was used to assess the separation of solid waste materials that consisted of copper, glass and rubber insulator. Several initial experiments were carried out to evaluate the strengths and limitations of the technique. It is found that despite some limitations of the technique, all the samples prepared for the experiments were successfully separated...
April 1, 2017: Waste Management & Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431389/prediction-of-size-fractionated-airborne-particle-bound-metals-using-mlr-bp-ann-and-svm-analyses
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Xiang'zi Leng, Jinhua Wang, Haibo Ji, Qin'geng Wang, Huiming Li, Xin Qian, Fengying Li, Meng Yang
Size-fractionated heavy metal concentrations were observed in airborne particulate matter (PM) samples collected from 2014 to 2015 (spanning all four seasons) from suburban (Xianlin) and industrial (Pukou) areas in Nanjing, a megacity of southeast China. Rapid prediction models of size-fractionated metals were established based on multiple linear regression (MLR), back propagation artificial neural network (BP-ANN) and support vector machine (SVM) by using meteorological factors and PM concentrations as input parameters...
April 6, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429776/global-distribution-of-particle-phase-state-in-atmospheric-secondary-organic-aerosols
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Manabu Shiraiwa, Ying Li, Alexandra P Tsimpidi, Vlassis A Karydis, Thomas Berkemeier, Spyros N Pandis, Jos Lelieveld, Thomas Koop, Ulrich Pöschl
Secondary organic aerosols (SOA) are a large source of uncertainty in our current understanding of climate change and air pollution. The phase state of SOA is important for quantifying their effects on climate and air quality, but its global distribution is poorly characterized. We developed a method to estimate glass transition temperatures based on the molar mass and molecular O:C ratio of SOA components, and we used the global chemistry climate model EMAC with the organic aerosol module ORACLE to predict the phase state of atmospheric SOA...
April 21, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427667/membrane-cleaning-with-ultrasonically-driven-bubbles
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Fabian Reuter, Sonja Lauterborn, Robert Mettin, Werner Lauterborn
A laboratory filtration plant for drinking water treatment is constructed to study the conditions for purely mechanical in situ cleaning of fouled polymeric membranes by the application of ultrasound. The filtration is done by suction of water with defined constant contamination through a membrane module, a stack of five pairs of flat-sheet ultrafiltration membranes. The short cleaning cycle to remove the cake layer from the membranes includes backwashing, the application of ultrasound and air flushing. A special geometry for sound irradiation of the membranes parallel to their surfaces is chosen...
July 2017: Ultrasonics Sonochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423049/inmap-a-model-for-air-pollution-interventions
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Christopher W Tessum, Jason D Hill, Julian D Marshall
Mechanistic air pollution modeling is essential in air quality management, yet the extensive expertise and computational resources required to run most models prevent their use in many situations where their results would be useful. Here, we present InMAP (Intervention Model for Air Pollution), which offers an alternative to comprehensive air quality models for estimating the air pollution health impacts of emission reductions and other potential interventions. InMAP estimates annual-average changes in primary and secondary fine particle (PM2...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422501/interfacial-activity-of-non-amphiphilic-particles-in-fluid-fluid-interfaces
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Yi Zhang, Songcheng Wang, Jiarun Zhou, Ruiyang Zhao, Gregory Benz, Stephane Tcheimou, J Carson Meredith, Sven Holger Behrens
Surfactants can adsorb in fluid-fluid interfaces and lower the interfacial tension. Like surfactants, particles with appropriate wettability can also adsorb in fluid-fluid interfaces. Despite many studies of particle adsorption at fluid interfaces, some confusion persists regarding the ability of (simple, non-amphiphilic) particles to reduce the interfacial tension. In the present work, the interfacial activity of silica nanoparticles at air-water and hexadecane-water interfaces and of ethyl cellulose particles at the interface of water with trimethylolpropane trimethacrylate was analyzed through pendant drop tensiometry...
April 19, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420832/effect-of-air-particle-pressures-on-the-surface-topography-and-bond-strengths-of-resin-cement-to-the-hybrid-ceramics
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Jong-Eun Kim, Jee-Hwan Kim, June-Sung Shim, Byoung-Duck Roh, Yooseok Shin
This study aimed to determine the appropriate pressure for airborne-abrasion by comparing the shear bond strength values for different hybrid ceramic surfaces. Two materials were used to produce hybrid ceramic specimens: Lava Ultimate and MAZIC Duro. The group of specimens whose surfaces were not subjected to airborne-abrasion was set as the control group. In the experimental group, airborne-abrasion was performed at pressures of 0.1, 0.2, and 0.3 MPa. After the adhesive and resin cement was applied, an SBS test was performed...
April 18, 2017: Dental Materials Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420118/ambient-air-pollution-and-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest-in-beijing-china
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Ruixue Xia, Guopeng Zhou, Tong Zhu, Xueying Li, Guangfa Wang
Air pollutants are associated with cardiovascular death; however, there is limited evidence of the effects of different pollutants on out-of-hospital cardiac arrests (OHCAs) in Beijing, China. We aimed to investigate the associations of OHCAs with the air pollutants PM2.5-10 (coarse particulate matter), PM2.5 (particles ≤2.5 μm in aerodynamic diameter), nitrogen dioxide (NO₂), sulfur dioxide (SO₂), carbon monoxide (CO), and ozone (O₃) between 2013 and 2015 using a time-stratified case-crossover study design...
April 14, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415861/atmospheric-aerosols-clouds-chemistry-and-climate
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V Faye McNeill
Although too small to be seen with the human eye, atmospheric particulate matter has major impacts on the world around us, from our health to global climate. Understanding the sources, properties, and transformations of these particles in the atmosphere is among the major challenges in air quality and climate research today. Significant progress has been made over the past two decades in understanding atmospheric aerosol chemistry and its connections to climate. Advances in technology for characterizing aerosol chemical composition and physical properties have enabled rapid discovery in this area...
April 17, 2017: Annual Review of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414423/robust-fluorine-free-superhydrophobic-amino-silicone-oil-sio2-modification-of-electrospun-polyacrylonitrile-membranes-for-waterproof-breathable-application
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Junlu Sheng, Yue Xu, Jianyong Yu, Bin Ding
Superhydrophobic waterproof-breathable membranes have attracted considerable interest owing to their multifunctional applications in self-cleaning, anti-icing, anticorrosion, outdoor tents, and protective clothing. Despite the researches pertaning to the construction of superhydrophobic functional membranes by nanoparticle finishing have increased drastically, the disconnected particle component is easy to fall off from the membranes under deformation and wear conditions, which has restricted their wide use in practice...
April 21, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414137/novel-dabigatran-etexilate-hemisuccinate-loaded-polycap-physicochemical-characterisation-and-in-vivo-evaluation-in-beagle-dogs
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Jung Hyun Cho, Jin Cheul Kim, Hyung-Seo Kim, Dong Shik Kim, Kyeong Soo Kim, Yong Il Kim, Chul Soon Yong, Jong Oh Kim, Yu Seok Youn, Kyung Taek Oh, Jong Soo Woo, Han-Gon Choi
The purpose of this study was to develop a novel dabigatran etexilate hemisuccinate (DEH) salt-loaded polycap with bioequivalence to the dabigatran etexilate mesylate (DEM)-loaded commercial product. DEH prepared with dabigatran etexilate base (DE) and succinic acid was less hygroscopic but less soluble than DEM. Numerous micronized DEHs and DEH-loaded solid dispersions were prepared employing the spiral jet-milling and spray-drying techniques, respectively. Among the formulations prepared, a micronized DEH prepared with the injection air at 1...
April 13, 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411581/silica-nanoparticles-and-lead-acetate-co-exposure-triggered-synergistic-cytotoxicity-in-a549-cells-through-potentiation-of-mitochondria-dependent-apoptosis-induction
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Chun-Feng Lu, Li-Zhong Li, Wei Zhou, Jun Zhao, Yi-Mei Wang, Shuang-Qing Peng
The adverse effects of PM2.5 are the results of combined toxicities of finer particles and their adsorbed toxic pollutants. Nevertheless, the combined toxicity of finer particles and air pollutants still remains unclear. The present study was therefore undertaken to investigate the combined cytotoxicity of silica nanoparticles (nano-SiO2, a typical atmospheric ultrafine particle) and lead acetate (Pb, a representative air pollutant) in A549 cells focusing on mitochondria-dependent apoptosis induction. The results showed that Pb exposure alone induced mitochondria-dependent apoptosis in A549 cells, as evidenced by increased apoptotic rate and Bax/Bcl-2 ratio, up-regulated caspases 3 and 9 expressions as well as decreased mitochondrial membrane potential...
April 3, 2017: Environmental Toxicology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411035/altered-ion-transport-in-normal-human-bronchial-epithelial-cells-following-exposure-to-chemically-distinct-metal-welding-fume-particles
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Jeffrey S Fedan, Janet A Thompson, Terence G Meighan, Patti C Zeidler-Erdely, James M Antonini
Welding fume inhalation causes pulmonary toxicity, including susceptibility to infection. We hypothesized that airway epithelial ion transport is a target of fume toxicity, and investigated the effects of fume particulates from manual metal arc-stainless steel (MMA-SS) and gas metal arc-mild steel (GMA-MS) on ion transport in normal human bronchial epithelium (NHBE) cultured in air-interface. MMA-SS particles, more soluble than GMA-MS particles, contain Cr, Ni, Fe and Mn; GMA-MS particles contain Fe and Mn...
April 12, 2017: Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410806/external-costs-of-pm2-5-pollution-in-beijing-china-uncertainty-analysis-of-multiple-health-impacts-and-costs
#17
Hao Yin, Massimo Pizzol, Linyu Xu
Some cities in China are facing serious air pollution problems including high concentrations of particles, SO2 and NOx. Exposure to PM2.5, one of the primary air pollutants in many cities in China, is highly correlated with various adverse health impacts and ultimately represents a cost for society. The aim of this study is to assess health impacts and external costs related to PM2.5 pollution in Beijing, China with different baseline concentrations and valuation methods. The idea is to provide a reasonable estimate of the total health impacts and external cost due to PM2...
April 11, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410542/estimation-of-critical-supersaturation-solubility-ratio-for-predicting-diameters-of-dry-particles-prepared-by-air-jet-atomization-of-solutions
#18
Mahak Sapra, Suraj Ugrani, Y S Mayya, Chandra Venkataraman
Air-jet atomization of solution into droplets followed by controlled drying is increasingly being used for producing nanoparticles for drug delivery applications. Nanoparticle size is an important parameter that influences the stability, bioavailability and efficacy of the drug. In air-jet atomization technique, dry particle diameters are generally predicted by using solute diffusion models involving the key concept of critical supersaturation solubility ratio (Sc) that dictates the point of crust formation within the droplet...
April 6, 2017: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409539/particulate-matter-air-pollution-from-the-city-of-quito-ecuador-activates-inflammatory-signaling-pathways-in%C3%A2-vitro
#19
Victoria M Cevallos, Valeria Díaz, Cherilyn M Sirois
Automobile traffic, industrial processes and natural phenomena cause notable air pollution, including gaseous and particulate contaminants, in urban centers. Exposure to particulate matter (PM) air pollution affects human health, and has been linked to respiratory, cardiovascular and neurological diseases. The mechanisms underlying inflammation in these diverse diseases, and to what extent health effects are different for PM obtained from different sources or locations, are still unclear. This study investigated the in vitro toxicity of ambient course (PM10) and fine (PM2...
May 2017: Innate Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408373/association-of-air-pollution-exposures-with-high-density-lipoprotein-cholesterol-and-particle-number-the-multi-ethnic-study-of-atherosclerosis
#20
Griffith Bell, Samia Mora, Philip Greenland, Michael Tsai, Ed Gill, Joel D Kaufman
OBJECTIVE: The relationship between air pollution and cardiovascular disease may be explained by changes in high-density lipoprotein (HDL). APPROACH AND RESULTS: We examined the cross-sectional relationship between air pollution and both HDL cholesterol and HDL particle number in the MESA Air study (Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis Air Pollution). Study participants were 6654 white, black, Hispanic, and Chinese men and women aged 45 to 84 years. We estimated individual residential ambient fine particulate pollution exposure (PM2...
April 13, 2017: Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology
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