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Chlorine Dioxide

Jingting Zhu, Aibin Huang, Haibin Ma, Yining Ma, Kun Tong, Shidong Ji, Shanhu Bao, Xun Cao, Ping Jin
Vanadium dioxide (VO2), as a typical thermochromic material used in smart windows, is always limited by its weaker solar regulation efficiency (ΔTsol) and lower luminous transmittance (Tlum). Except for common approaches such as doping, coating and special structure, compositing is another effective method. The macroscopic thermochromic (from colorless to blue) ionic liquid-nickel-chlorine (IL-Ni-Cl) complexes are selected in this paper to be combined with VO2 nanoparticles forming a composite film. This novel scheme demonstrates outstanding optical properties: ΔTsol=26...
October 14, 2016: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
Céline M Vidal, Nicole Métrich, Jean-Christophe Komorowski, Indyo Pratomo, Agnès Michel, Nugraha Kartadinata, Vincent Robert, Franck Lavigne
Large explosive eruptions inject volcanic gases and fine ash to stratospheric altitudes, contributing to global cooling at the Earth's surface and occasionally to ozone depletion. The modelling of the climate response to these strong injections of volatiles commonly relies on ice-core records of volcanic sulphate aerosols. Here we use an independent geochemical approach which demonstrates that the great 1257 eruption of Samalas (Lombok, Indonesia) released enough sulphur and halogen gases into the stratosphere to produce the reported global cooling during the second half of the 13th century, as well as potential substantial ozone destruction...
October 10, 2016: Scientific Reports
Thanh-Loc Thi Dang, Tsuyoshi Imai, Tuan Van Le, Diem-Mai Kim Nguyen, Takaya Higuchi, Ariyo Kanno, Koichi Yamamoto, Masahiko Sekine
This study investigated the effect of combined treatments using pressurized carbon dioxide (PCD) and sodium hypochlorite (NaOCl) on the inactivation of Enterococcus sp. in artificial seawater. Bacterial inactivation was conducted in a liquid-film-forming apparatus with various pressure conditions, CO2 supply rates, and chlorine dosages. Combined PCD/chlorine treatments resulted in greater disinfection efficiency than those for the two individual treatments. Synergy values were correlated with pressure and CO2 concentrations (p < 0...
October 3, 2016: Water Research
Diana Henao, Walter José Peláez, Gustavo Alejandro Argüello, Fabio Ernesto Malanca
The rate constant for the reaction of di-tert-butyl malonate (DTBM) with chlorine atoms in gas-phase was measured using cyclohexane and pentane as references. The measurements lead to a value of (1.5  0.1) x 10-10 cm3 molecule-1 s-1. The subsequent photo-oxidation mechanism of DTBM in the absence and presence of nitrogen dioxide was investigated. The main carbonated products identified in the first case were acetone, formic acid, carbon monoxide, and carbon dioxide. The addition of nitrogen dioxide lead besides to the formation of (CH3)3CC(O)OONO2 and (CH3)3CONO2...
October 6, 2016: Journal of Physical Chemistry. A
Qingxia Zhong, Anna Carratala, Sergey Nazarov, Ricardo C Guerrero-Ferreira, Laura Piccinini, Virginie Bachmann, Petr G Leiman, Tamar Kohn
Common water disinfectants like chlorine have been reported to select for resistant viruses, yet little attention has been devoted to characterizing disinfection resistance. Here, we investigated the resistance of MS2 coliphage to inactivation by chlorine dioxide (ClO2). ClO2 inactivates MS2 by degrading its structural proteins, thereby disrupting the ability of MS2 to attach to and infect its host. ClO2-resistant virus populations emerged after repeated cycles of ClO2 disinfection followed by regrowth, but also after dilution-regrowth cycles in the absence of ClO2...
October 6, 2016: Environmental Science & Technology
Prasenjit Barman, Abayomi S Faponle, Anil Kumar Vardhaman, Davide Angelone, Anna-Maria Löhr, Wesley R Browne, Peter Comba, Chivukula V Sastri, Sam P de Visser
Reaction bifurcation processes are often encountered in the oxidation of substrates by enzymes and generally lead to a mixture of products. One particular bifurcation process that is common in biology relates to electron transfer versus oxygen atom transfer by high-valent iron(IV)-oxo complexes, which nature uses for the oxidation of metabolites and drugs. In biomimicry and bioremediation, an important reaction relates to the detoxification of ClOx(-) in water, which can lead to a mixture of products through bifurcated reactions...
October 5, 2016: Inorganic Chemistry
Lin Li, Wei Ma, Xiaoli Cheng, Xuehong Ren, Zhiwei Xie, Jie Liang
As one of the most powerful biocides, N-halamine based antimicrobial materials have attracted much interest due to their non-toxicity, rechargeability, and rapid inactivation against a broad range of microorganisms. In this study, novel titanium dioxide-ADMH core-shell nanoparticles [TiO2@poly (ADMH-co-MMA) NPs] were prepared via miniemulsion polymerization using 3-allyl-5,5-dimethylhydantoin (ADMH) and methyl methacrylate (MMA) with nano-TiO2. The produced nanoparticles were characterized by FT-IR, TEM, TGA, and XPS...
September 22, 2016: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
Rafael Herruzo, Maria Jose Vizcaino, Irene Herruzo, Manuel Sanchez
Assessment methods of surface disinfection based on international standards (Environmental Protection Agency, European Norms, etc) do not correspond to hospital reality. New evaluation methods of surfaces disinfection are proposed to choose the most suitable disinfectant to act against clinically relevant microorganisms detected on the surfaces of burn units. 1) "Immediate effect": 6 products were compared using a glass germ-carrier and 20 recently isolated microorganisms from different patients in the intensive care units...
September 27, 2016: Journal of Burn Care & Research: Official Publication of the American Burn Association
Chun-Wei Chiang, Ding-Quan Ng, Yi-Pin Lin, Pei-Jen Chen
Nanoscale lead dioxide (nPbO2(s)) is a corrosion product formed from the chlorination of lead-containing plumbing materials. This metal oxide nanoparticle (NP) plays a key role in determining lead pollution in drinking water and receiving water bodies. This study uses nPbO2(s) and medaka fish (Oryzias latipes) as surrogates to investigate the aqueous fate and toxicological risk of metal oxide NPs associated with water matrices. The larvae of medaka were treated with solutions containing nPbO2(s) or Pb(II)aq in different water matrices for 7-14 days to investigate the in vivo toxic effects of NPs...
October 4, 2016: Environmental Science & Technology
Fatima Al-Otoum, Mohammad A Al-Ghouti, Talaat A Ahmed, Mohammed Abu-Dieyeh, Mohammed Ali
The occurrence of chlorine dioxide (ClO2) disinfection by-products (DBPs) in drinking water, namely, chlorite, chlorate, and trihalomethanes (THMs), was investigated. Two-hundred-ninety-four drinking water samples were collected from seven desalination plants (DPs), four reservoirs (R), and eight mosques (M) distributed within various locations in southern and northern Qatar. The ClO2 concentration levels ranged from 0.38 to <0.02 mg L(-1), with mean values of 0.17, 0.12, and 0.04 mg L(-1) for the DPs, Rs, and Ms, respectively...
December 2016: Chemosphere
Jihyun Bang, Moonhak Choi, Hyeri Son, Larry R Beuchat, Yoonsook Kim, Hoikyung Kim, Jee-Hoon Ryu
Sanitizing radish seeds intended for edible sprout production was achieved by applying simultaneous treatments with gaseous chlorine dioxide (ClO2), high relative humidity (RH, 100%), and mild heat (55°C). Gaseous ClO2 was produced from aqueous ClO2 (0.66ml) by mixing sulfuric acid (5% w/v) with sodium chlorite (10 mg/mL) in a sealed container (1.8L). Greater amounts of gaseous ClO2 were measured at 23% RH (144ppm after 6h) than at 100% RH (66ppm after 6h); however, the lethal activity of gaseous ClO2 against naturally occurring mesophilic aerobic bacteria (MAB) on radish seeds was significantly enhanced at 100% RH...
November 21, 2016: International Journal of Food Microbiology
Daljeet Kaur, Nishi Kant Bhardwaj, Rajesh Kumar Lohchab
Pulp and paper mills are indispensable for any nation as far as the growth of the nation is concerned. Due to fast growth in population, urbanization and industrialization, the demand and consumption of paper has increased tremendously. These put high load on our natural resources and force the industry to look for alternative raw material. Rice straw is a lignocellulosic material abundantly available in wood short countries like China, India, Bangladesh, etc. and can be used as raw material for this industry...
August 16, 2016: Waste Management
R Nogueira, K-U Utecht, M Exner, W Verstraete, K-H Rosenwinkel
A community-wide outbreak of Legionnaire's disease occurred in Warstein, Germany, in August 2013. The epidemic strain, Legionella pneumophila Serogruppe 1, was isolated from an industrial wastewater stream entering the municipal wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) in Wartein, the WWTP itself, the river Wäster and air/water samples from an industrial cooling system 3 km downstream of the WWTP. The present study investigated the effect of physical-chemical disinfection methods on the reduction of the concentration of Legionella in the biological treatment and in the treated effluent entering the river Wäster...
2016: Water Science and Technology: a Journal of the International Association on Water Pollution Research
Yangyang Chang, Yaohui Bai, Jiuhui Qu
Potassium permanganate (KMnO4) preoxidation is capable of affecting the formation of disinfection by-products (DBPs). However, few studies have focused on the toxicity of DBPs after KMnO4 preoxidation, which is an important index to evaluate alternative treatment processes. Herein genotoxicity (SOS/umu test) was used to clarify the impact of KMnO4 preoxidation on the chlorination byproducts produced from two representative precursors, tyrosine (Tyr) and 2-hydroxy-4-methoxybenzophenone-5-sulfonic acid (BP-4), and their mixture...
November 2016: Chemosphere
Delora K Gaskins, Emily E Pruc, Irving R Epstein, Milos Dolnik
Turing patterns in the chlorine dioxide-iodine-malonic acid reaction were modified through additions of sodium halide salt solutions. The range of wavelengths obtained is several times larger than in the previously reported literature. Pattern wavelength was observed to significantly increase with sodium bromide or sodium chloride. A transition to a uniform state was found at high halide concentrations. The observed experimental results are qualitatively well reproduced in numerical simulations with the Lengyel-Epstein model with an additional chemically realistic kinetic term to account for the added halide and an adjustment of the activator diffusion rate to allow for interhalogen formation...
July 29, 2016: Physical Review Letters
Hyobi Kim, Bora Yum, Sung-Sik Yoon, Kyoung-Ju Song, Jong-Rak Kim, Donghoon Myeong, Byungjoon Chang, Nong-Hoon Choe
Microbiological contamination of eggs should be prevented in the poultry industry, as poultry is one of the major reservoirs of human Salmonella. ClO2 gas has been reported to be an effective disinfectant in various industry fields, particularly the food industry. The aims of this study were to evaluate the antimicrobial effect of chlorine dioxide gas on two strains of Salmonella inoculated onto eggshells under various experimental conditions including concentrations, contact time, humidity, and percentage organic matter...
2016: Korean Journal for Food Science of Animal Resources
Shaikh Nisar Ali, Riaz Mahmood
Sodium chlorite (NaClO2 ) is used in the production of chlorine dioxide for bleaching and stripping of textiles, pulp, and paper. It is also used as disinfectant in municipal water treatment and as a component in therapeutic rinses and gels. The effect of NaClO2 on human erythrocytes has been studied under in vitro conditions. Incubation of 5% suspension of erythrocytes with NaClO2 (0.1-2.0 mM) at 37°C for 30 min resulted in marked cell lysis (1.2-3.8 fold) and increased their osmotic fragility. Several parameters were assayed in cell lysates prepared from NaClO2 -treated and -untreated (control) erythrocytes...
August 1, 2016: Environmental Toxicology
Edson Baltazar Estrada-Arriaga, Juana Enriqueta Cortés-Muñoz, Arturo González-Herrera, César Guillermo Calderón-Mólgora, Ma de Lourdes Rivera-Huerta, Esperanza Ramírez-Camperos, Leticia Montellano-Palacios, Silvia Lucila Gelover-Santiago, Sara Pérez-Castrejón, Lina Cardoso-Vigueros, Alejandra Martín-Domínguez, Liliana García-Sánchez
Two full-scale biological nutrient removal systems upgraded with three physico-chemical processes (coagulation, chemical precipitation, and neutral Fenton) were evaluated in order to determine the removal of emerging pollutants (EPs) present in municipal wastewater from Mexico. Between 41 and 55 EPs were detected in the influents of two wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs), including personal care products (PPCPs), antibiotics, analgesics, antiepileptics, antilipidemics, antihypertensives, antiseptics, stimulants, and hormones...
November 15, 2016: Science of the Total Environment
Ying Yi, Li-Mei Hao, Shu-Ren Ma, Jin-Hui Wu, Tao Wang, Song Lin, Zong-Xing Zhang, Jian-Cheng Qi
OBJECTIVES: This pilot study of employing chlorine dioxide (CD) gas to disinfect gastrointestinal endoscopes was conducted to meet the expectations of many endoscopy units in China for a high-efficiency and low-cost disinfectant. METHODS: An experimental prototype with an active circulation mode was designed to use CD gas to disinfect gastrointestinal endoscopes. One type of testing device composed of polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) tubes (2 m long, inner diameter 1 mm) and bacterial carrier containers was used to simulate the channel of the endoscope...
July 2016: Journal of Zhejiang University. Science. B
Nigel Cook, Angus Knight, Gary P Richards
This critical review addresses the persistence of human norovirus (NoV) in water, shellfish, and processed meats; on berries, herbs, vegetables, fruits, and salads; and on food contact surfaces. The review focuses on studies using NoV; information from studies involving only surrogates is not included. It also addresses NoV elimination or inactivation by various chemical, physical, or processing treatments. In most studies, persistence or elimination was determined by detection and quantification of the viral genome, although improved methods for determining infectivity have been proposed...
July 2016: Journal of Food Protection
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