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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527979/degradation-of-chloramphenicol-by-uv-chlorine-treatment-kinetics-mechanism-and-enhanced-formation-of-halonitromethanes
#1
Huiyu Dong, Zhimin Qiang, Jun Hu, Jiuhui Qu
Ultraviolet (UV)/chlorine process is considered as an emerging advanced oxidation process for the degradation of micropollutants. This study investigated the degradation of chloramphenicol (CAP) and formation of disinfection by-products (DBPs) during the UV/chlorine treatment. It was found that CAP degradation was enhanced by combined UV/chlorine treatment compared to that of UV and chlorination treatment alone. The pseudo-first-order rate constant of the UV/chlorine process at pH 7.0 reached 0.016 s(-1), which was 10...
May 17, 2017: Water Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527389/dynamics-of-dissolved-organic-matter-in-riverine-sediments-affected-by-weir-impoundments-production-benthic-flux-and-environmental-implications
#2
Meilian Chen, Sung-Han Kim, Heon-Jae Jung, Jung-Ho Hyun, Jung Hyun Choi, Hyo-Jin Lee, In-Ae Huh, Jin Hur
In order to understand the characteristics and dynamics of dissolved organic matter (DOM) in the sediment of rivers affected by impoundments, we examined the vertical profiles and the benthic fluxes of DOM in four different core sediments located at upstream sites of weirs in major rivers of South Korea. In three out of four sites, exponential accumulation of dissolved organic carbon (DOC) with depth was observed with the signature of seasonal variability. Except for the site displaying a below-detection limit of Fe(II), the general accumulation trends of DOC with depth was concurrent with the increases of Fe(II) and NH4(+) and the decrease of PO4(3-), signifying a close linkage of the DOM dynamics with anaerobic respiration via iron reduction, an important early diagenesis pathway...
May 12, 2017: Water Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512283/unusual-root-canal-irrigation-solutions
#3
Zahed Mohammadi, Hamid Jafarzadeh, Sousan Shalavi, Jun-Ichiro Kinoshita
Microorganisms and their by-products play a critical role in pulp and periradicular pathosis. Therefore, one of the main purposes of root canal treatment is disinfection of the entire system of the canal. This aim may be obtained using mechanical preparation, chemical irrigation, and temporary medication of the canal. For this purpose, various irrigation solutions have been advocated. Common root canal irrigants, such as sodium hypochlorite, chlorhexidine, and a mixture of tetracycline, acid, and detergent have been extensively reviewed...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Contemporary Dental Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505068/a-new-method-for-the-fast-analysis-of-trihalomethanes-in-tap-and-recycled-waters-using-headspace-gas-chromatography-with-micro-electron-capture-detection
#4
Lydon D Alexandrou, Barry J Meehan, Paul D Morrison, Oliver A H Jones
Chemical disinfection of water supplies brings significant public health benefits by reducing microbial contamination. The process can however, result in the formation of toxic compounds through interactions between disinfectants and organic material in the source water. These new compounds are termed disinfection by-products (DBPs). The most common are the trihalomethanes (THMs) such as trichloromethane (chloroform), dichlorobromomethane, chlorodibromomethane and tribromomethane (bromoform); these are commonly reported as a single value for total trihalomethanes (TTHMs)...
May 15, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501787/free-chlorine-and-monochloramine-inactivation-kinetics-of-aspergillus-and-penicillium-in-drinking-water
#5
Xiao Ma, Kyle Bibby
Fungi are near-ubiquitous in potable water distribution systems, but the disinfection kinetics of commonly identified fungi are poorly studied. In the present study, laboratory scale experiments were conducted to evaluate the inactivation kinetics of Aspergillus fumigatus, Aspergillus versicolor, and Penicillium purpurogenum by free chlorine and monochloramine. The observed inactivation data were then fit to a delayed Chick-Watson model. Based on the model parameter estimation, the Ct values (integrated product of disinfectant concentration C and contact time t over defined time intervals) for 99...
April 29, 2017: Water Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501015/effect-of-medium-pressure-uv-lamp-treatment-on-disinfection-by-products-in-chlorinated-seawater-swimming-pool-waters
#6
Waqas A Cheema, Tarek Manasfi, Kamilla M S Kaarsholm, Henrik R Andersen, Jean-Luc Boudenne
Several brominated disinfection by-products (DBPs) are formed in chlorinated seawater pools, due to the high concentration of bromide in seawater. UV irradiation is increasingly employed in freshwater pools, because UV treatment photodegrades harmful chloramines. However, in freshwater pools it has been reported that post-UV chlorination promotes the formation of other DBPs. To date, UV-based processes have not been investigated for DBPs in seawater pools. In this study, the effects of UV, followed by chlorination, on the concentration of three groups of DBPs were investigated in laboratory batch experiments using a medium-pressure UV lamp...
May 10, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500969/oxidation-of-the-antibacterial-agent-norfloxacin-during-sodium-hypochlorite-disinfection-of-marine-culture-water
#7
Yuanyuan Zhang, Chuan Rong, Yanqun Song, Yinghui Wang, Jiying Pei, Xinying Tang, Ruijie Zhang, Kefu Yu
Chlorination disinfection and antibiotic addition are two universal processes of marine culture. The generation of disinfection byproducts (DBPs) is unavoidable. Antibiotic residue not only pollutes water but also acts as a precursor to the production of new DBPs. The fate of antibiotic norfloxacin (NOR) in chlorination disinfection was investigated. It was observed that NOR could be oxidized by disinfection agent sodium hypochlorite, but the oxidation rate varied considerably with the type of disinfected water...
May 7, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479760/reprocessing-and-reuse-of-urological-armamentarium-how-correct-are-we
#8
REVIEW
Krutik Vipulbhai Raval, Rajeev Chaudhari, Shahil Rameshbhai Khant, Omkar Joglekar, Dipen Patel
Healthcare is expensive for a large proportion of the population in spite of high per capita income and good health insurance penetration. In an effort to reduce cost of the procedure, reprocessing of devices was started in the late 1970s. Reprocessing practice includes various measures such as proper cleaning, disinfection, and sterilization procedures. As reprocessing is aimed at reducing cost, there is a potential risk of compromising patient safety due to cross contamination after inadequate sterilization...
April 2017: Urology Annals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475964/electrochemical-advanced-oxidation-processes-for-staphylococcus-aureus-disinfection-in-municipal-wwtp-effluents
#9
Pilar Valero, Martha Verbel, Javier Silva-Agredo, Rosa Mosteo, Maria P Ormad, Ricardo A Torres-Palma
This paper presents the Staphylococcus aureus inactivation in a simulated wastewater treatment plant effluent by different electrochemical techniques, including the photo-electro-Fenton process. S. aureus, dissolved organic carbon (DOC), total oxidants and H2O2 concentrations, as well as pH, were monitored during the assays. An electrolytic cell, including a UVA lamp, a gas diffusion electrode (GDE) as cathode and an IrO2 anode, was used to conduct the experiments under galvanostatic conditions (20 mA). Low inactivation (-0...
May 2, 2017: Journal of Environmental Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471651/enhanced-h2o2-production-at-reductive-potentials-from-oxidized-boron-doped-ultrananocrystalline-diamond-electrodes
#10
James O Thostenson, Edgard Ngaboyamahina, Katelyn L Sellgren, Brian T Hawkins, Jeffrey R Piascik, Ethan J D Klem, Charles B Parker, Marc A Deshusses, Brian R Stoner, Jeffrey T Glass
This work investigates the surface chemistry of H2O2 generation on a boron-doped ultrananocrystalline diamond (BD-UNCD) electrode. It is motivated by the need to efficiently disinfect liquid waste in resource constrained environments with limited electrical power. X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy was used to identify functional groups on the BD-UNCD electrode surfaces while the electrochemical potentials of generation for these functional groups were determined via cyclic voltammetry, chronocoulometry, and chronoamperometry...
May 17, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28467950/the-shadow-of-dichloroacetonitrile-dcan-a-typical-nitrogenous-disinfection-by-product-n-dbp-in-the-waterworks-and-its-backwash-water-reuse
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Yiwen Tan, Tao Lin, Fuchun Jiang, Jian Dong, Wei Chen, Dongju Zhou
Dichloroacetonitrile (DCAN) is one of nitrogenous disinfection by-products (N-DBPs) with strong cytotoxicity and genotoxicity. In this study, the formation potential (FP) of DCAN was investigated in the samples of six important water sources located in the Yangtze River Delta. The highest formation concentration of DCAN was 9.05 μg/L in the water sample taken from Taihu Lake with the lowest SUVA value. After the NOM fractionation, the conversion rate of hydrophilic fraction to DCAN was found the highest. Subsequently, a waterworks using Taihu Lake as water source was chosen to research the FP variations of DCAN in the treatment process and backwash water...
April 26, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28462769/automated-culture-of-aquatic-model-organisms-shrimp-larvae-husbandry-for-the-needs-of-research-and-aquaculture
#12
M Mutalipassi, M Di Natale, V Mazzella, V Zupo
Modern research makes frequent use of animal models, that is, organisms raised and bred experimentally in order to help the understanding of biological and chemical processes affecting organisms or whole environments. The development of flexible, reprogrammable and modular systems that may help the automatic production of 'not-easy-to-keep' species is important for scientific purposes and for such aquaculture needs as the production of alive foods, the culture of small larvae and the test of new culture procedures...
May 2, 2017: Animal: An International Journal of Animal Bioscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458215/transformation-of-iodide-and-formation-of-iodinated-by-products-in-heat-activated-persulfate-oxidation-process
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Lu Wang, Deyang Kong, Yuefei Ji, Junhe Lu, Xiaoming Yin, Quansuo Zhou
Formation of halogenated disinfection by-products (DBPs) in sulfate radical-based advanced oxidation processes (SR-AOPs) have attracted considerable concerns recently. Previous studies have focused on the formation of chlorinated and brominated DBPs. This research examined the transformation of I(-) in heat activated PS oxidation process. Phenol was employed as a model compound to mimic the reactivity of dissolved natural organic matter (NOM) toward halogenation. It was found that I(-) was transformed to free iodine which attacked phenol subsequently leading to iodinated DBPs such as iodoform and iodoacetic acids...
April 19, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454068/biochar-based-water-treatment-systems-as-a-potential-low-cost-and-sustainable-technology-for-clean-water-provision
#14
REVIEW
Willis Gwenzi, Nhamo Chaukura, Chicgoua Noubactep, Fungai N D Mukome
Approximately 600 million people lack access to safe drinking water, hence achieving Sustainable Development Goal 6 (Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all by 2030) calls for rapid translation of recent research into practical and frugal solutions within the remaining 13 years. Biochars, with excellent capacity to remove several contaminants from aqueous solutions, constitute an untapped technology for drinking water treatment. Biochar water treatment has several potential merits compared to existing low-cost methods (i...
April 25, 2017: Journal of Environmental Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427649/hydrodynamic-cavitation-in-combination-with-the-ozone-hydrogen-peroxide-and-the-uv-based-advanced-oxidation-processes-for-the-removal-of-natural-organic-matter-from-drinking-water
#15
Matej Čehovin, Alojz Medic, Jens Scheideler, Jörg Mielcke, Achim Ried, Boris Kompare, Andreja Žgajnar Gotvajn
Natural organic matter in drinking water is causing concern especially due to the formation of disinfection by-products (DBPs) by chlorine, as these are proven to have adverse health effects on consumers. In this research, humic acid was used as a source of dissolved organic carbon (DOC) in drinking water (up to 3mgL(-1)). The efficiency of DOC removal was studied by applying O3, H2O2/O3, H2O2/UV and O3/UV advanced oxidation processes (AOPs) alone and combined with hybrid hydrodynamic cavitation (HC), generated by an orifice plate, as this technology recently shows promising potential for the treatment of water, containing recalcitrant organic substances...
July 2017: Ultrasonics Sonochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425426/production-of-red-tilapia-oreochromis-spp-in-floating-cages-in-the-mekong-delta-vietnam-mortality-and-health-management
#16
Annette S Boerlage, Tu Thanh Dung, Tran Thi Hoa, Jeffrey Davidson, Henrik Stryhn, K Larry Hammell
The Mekong Delta in Vietnam is one of the most productive aquaculture regions in the world, in which the red tilapia (Oreochromis spp.) industry is a small-scale industry that mainly supplies local markets in the delta region. Little is known about the frequency of mortality events and health management in this sector. We describe red tilapia floating cage production systems in the Mekong Delta, Vietnam, for the purposes of quantifying mortality and associated production factors, and describing practices that may influence pathogen introduction and spread to and from farms...
April 20, 2017: Diseases of Aquatic Organisms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424844/microbial-reductive-dehalogenation-of-trihalomethanes-by-a-dehalobacter-containing-co-culture
#17
Siyan Zhao, Matthew J Rogers, Jianzhong He
Trihalomethanes such as chloroform and bromoform, although well-known as a prominent class of disinfection by-products, are ubiquitously distributed in the environment due to widespread industrial usage in the past decades. Chloroform and bromoform are particularly concerning, of high concentrations detected and with long half-lives up to several hundred days in soils and groundwater. In this study, we report a Dehalobacter- and Desulfovibrio-containing co-culture that exhibits dehalogenation of chloroform (~0...
April 19, 2017: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419727/endotoxin-testing-of-a-wound-debridement-device-containing-medicinal-lucilia-sericata-larvae
#18
Samantha Pickles, David Pritchard
Alimentary products of medicinal Lucilia sericata larvae are studied to determine their mechanisms of action, particularly in the contexts of wound debridement and disinfection. Furthermore, the larvae can be applied to patients in contained medical devices (such as the BioBag; BioMonde). Here, we tested the materials and larval content of the most commonly used debridement device (the "BB-50") to explore the possibility that endotoxins may be contributing to the bio-activity of the product, given that endotoxins are potent stimulants of cellular activation...
April 17, 2017: Wound Repair and Regeneration
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415004/types-of-household-humidifier-disinfectant-and-associated-risk-of-lung-injury-hdli-in-south-korea
#19
Dong-Uk Park, Seung-Hun Ryu, Heung-Kyu Lim, Sun-Kyung Kim, Ye-Yong Choi, Jong-Ju Ahn, Eun Lee, Sang-Bum Hong, Kyung-Hyun Do, Jae-Lim Cho, Mun-Joo Bae, Dong-Chun Shin, Do-Myung Paek, Soo-Jong Hong
From 2002 through 2015, hundreds of people died of fatal lung injuries associated with the use of humidifier disinfectants (HDs) in Korea. Several chemical disinfectants used for household humidifiers were later clinically confirmed to cause HD-associated lung injury (HDLI). The aim of this study is to evaluate the registered lung disease cases and to compare the distribution of HDLI patients, including deaths, by HD use characteristics including types of HD and HD brands categorized by age group. A total of 530 registered were clinically examined through two rounds of investigations conducted from July 2013 until April 2015...
April 14, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411531/advanced-oxidation-of-preservative-agents-in-h2o2-uvc-system-kinetics-study-transformation-products-and-toxicity-assessment
#20
Magdalena Olak-Kucharczyk, Stanisław Ledakowicz
Phenylphenol isomers (hydroxylated derivatives of biphenyl) are widely used as a preservative agents and disinfectants in many branches of industry. This work focuses on removal of phenylphenol isomers from aqueous solution using H2O2/UVC process. The influence of different operating variables such as pH, initial concentration of hydrogen peroxide, initial concentration of target compounds, fluence rate and presence of radical scavengers on degradation rate was investigated. Moreover, transformation products and toxicity of the reaction solutions were studied...
March 23, 2017: Journal of Hazardous Materials
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