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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345688/a-vacuum-ultraviolet-laser-pulsed-field-ionization-photoion-study-of-methane-ch4-determination-of-the-appearance-energy-of-methylium-from-methane-with-unprecedented-precision-and-the-resulting-impact-on-the-bond-dissociation-energies-of-ch4-and-ch4
#1
Yih-Chung Chang, Bo Xiong, David H Bross, Branko Ruscic, C Y Ng
We report on the successful implementation of a high-resolution vacuum ultraviolet (VUV) laser pulsed field ionization-photoion (PFI-PI) detection method for the study of unimolecular dissociation of quantum-state- or energy-selected molecular ions. As a test case, we have determined the 0 K appearance energy (AE0) for the formation of methylium, CH3(+), from methane, CH4, as AE0(CH3(+)/CH4) = 14.32271 ± 0.00013 eV. This value has a significantly smaller error limit, but is otherwise consistent with previous laboratory and/or synchrotron-based studies of this dissociative photoionization onset...
March 27, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345551/biliverdin-protects-the-isolated-rat-lungs-from-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-via-antioxidative-anti-inflammatory-and-anti-apoptotic-effects
#2
Wen-Fang Tian, Ping Weng, Qiong Sheng, Jun-Liang Chen, Peng Zhang, Ji-Ru Zhang, Bin Du, Min-Chen Wu, Qing-Feng Pang, Jian-Jun Chu
BACKGROUND: Biliverdin (BV) has a protective role against ischemia-reperfusion injury (IRI). However, the protective role and potential mechanisms of BV on lung IRI (LIRI) remain to be elucidated. Thus, we aimed to investigate the protective role and potential mechanisms of BV on LIRI. METHODS: Lungs were isolated from Sprague-Dawley rats to establish an ex vivo LIRI model. After an initial 15 min stabilization period, the isolated lungs were subjected to ischemia for 60 min, followed by 90 min of reperfusion with or without BV treatment...
April 5, 2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344590/proteome-profiling-of-paulownia-seedlings-infected-with-phytoplasma
#3
Xibing Cao, Guoqiang Fan, Yanpeng Dong, Zhenli Zhao, Minjie Deng, Zhe Wang, Wenshan Liu
Phytoplasma is an insect-transmitted pathogen that causes witches' broom disease in many plants. Paulownia witches' broom is one of the most destructive diseases threatening Paulownia production. The molecular mechanisms associated with this disease have been investigated by transcriptome sequencing, but changes in protein abundance have not been investigated with isobaric tags for relative and absolute quantitation. Previous results have shown that methyl methane sulfonate (MMS) can help Paulownia seedlings recover from the symptoms of witches' broom and reinstate a healthy morphology...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344572/gut-colonization-by-methanogenic-archaea-is-associated-with-organic-dairy-consumption-in-children
#4
Jeroen A A van de Pol, Niels van Best, Catherine A Mbakwa, Carel Thijs, Paul H Savelkoul, Ilja C W Arts, Mathias W Hornef, Monique Mommers, John Penders
The gut microbiota represents a complex and diverse ecosystem with a profound impact on human health, promoting immune maturation, and host metabolism as well as colonization resistance. Important members that have often been disregarded are the methanogenic archaea. Methanogenic archaea reduce hydrogen levels via the production of methane, thereby stimulating food fermentation by saccharolytic bacteria. On the other hand, colonization by archaea has been suggested to promote a number of gastrointestinal and metabolic diseases such as colorectal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, and obesity...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344109/phylogenomic-proximity-and-metabolic-discrepancy-of-methanosarcina-mazei-go1-across-methanosarcinal-genomes
#5
M Bharathi, P Chellapandi
Methanosarcina mazei Go1 is a heterotrophic methanogenic archaean contributing a significant role in global methane cycling and biomethanation process. Phylogenomic relatedness and metabolic discrepancy of this genome were described herein by comparing its whole genome sequence, intergenomic distance, genome function, synteny homologs and origin of replication, and marker genes with very closely related genomes, Methanosarcina acetivorans and Methanosarcina barkeri. Phylogenomic analysis of this study revealed that genome functional feature and metabolic core of M...
March 23, 2017: Bio Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342612/can-by-products-replace-conventional-ingredients-in-concentrate-of-dairy-goat-diet
#6
M Romero-Huelva, M A Ramírez-Fenosa, R Planelles-González, P García-Casado, E Molina-Alcaide
Intensive dairy goat production in the Mediterranean basin is based on imported conventional ingredients to be included in concentrates. Fourteen Murciano-Granadina goats in the middle of the third lactation were allocated into 2 groups of 7 animals each fed, respectively, a control diet based on alfalfa hay and concentrate in a 40:60 ratio, and a diet in which the concentrate included tomato fruits, citrus pulp, brewer's grain and brewer's yeast (T100CBY) to study the effect of diet on nutrient utilization, ruminal fermentation, purine derivatives excretion in urine, milk yield and composition, and methane emissions...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342590/a-life-cycle-assessment-of-distributed-energy-production-from-organic-waste-two-case-studies-in-europe
#7
Sara Evangelisti, Roland Clift, Carla Tagliaferri, Paola Lettieri
By means of the life cycle assessment methodology, the purpose of this study is to assess the environmental impact when biomethane from organic waste produced at residential level is used to supply energy to a group of dwellings in the distributed generation paradigm. Three different Combined Heat and Power systems, such as fuel cells, Stirling engine and micro gas turbine, installed at household level are assessed in two different settings: one in Northern Europe (UK) and one in Southern Europe (Italy). Different operating strategies are investigated for each technology...
March 22, 2017: Waste Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342415/initial-report-on-methane-and-carbon-dioxide-emission-dynamics-from-sub-antarctic-freshwater-ecosystems-a-seasonal-study-of-a-lake-and-a-reservoir
#8
Oscar Gerardo-Nieto, María Soledad Astorga-España, Andrés Mansilla, Frederic Thalasso
The sub-Antarctic Magellanic ecoregion is a part of the world where ecosystems have been understudied and where the CH4 cycling and emissions in lakes has not ever been reported. To fill that knowledge gap, a lake and a reservoir located at 53°S were selected and studied during three campaigns equally distributed over one year. Among the parameters measured were CH4 and CO2 emissions, as well their dissolved concentrations in the water column, which were determined with high spatial resolution. No ebullition was observed and the CH4 flux ranged from 0...
March 22, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342357/potential-impact-of-methyl-isobutyl-ketone-mibk-on-phenols-degradation-in-an-uasb-reactor-and-its-degradation-properties
#9
Wei Wang, Kai Yang, Julian Muñoz Sierra, Xuedong Zhang, Shoujun Yuan, Zhenhu Hu
Methyl isobutyl ketone (MIBK) as a solvent is extensively used for the phenols extraction from the wastewater, so it is unavoidable to expose in the effluent due to the solubility and leakage problem. The present study evaluated the impact of MIBK on phenols degradation in an UASB reactor and analyzed its degradation properties. The results indicated that the continuous dosing (0.1gL(-1)) and impact (10gL(-1)) of MIBK had limited effect on phenols removal (1-2% reduction) in the UASB reactor, but the specific methanogenic activity (SMA) values of sludge decreased by 45-75% after MIBK exposure...
March 18, 2017: Journal of Hazardous Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342332/steady-state-and-dynamic-behaviors-of-a-methane-biofilter-under-periodic-addition-of-ethanol-vapors
#10
Milad Ferdowsi, Antonio Avalos Ramirez, J Peter Jones, Michèle Heitz
Ethanol was added to a methane (CH4) biofilter with inorganic packing materials over three cycles based on increasing the gas flow rates from 3 to 6 and finally to 12 L min(-1) corresponding to empty bed residence times (EBRT) of 6, 3 and 1.5 min. The steady state performance of the CH4 biofilter was studied for CH4 inlet loads (ILs) of 33, 66 and 132 gCH4 m(-3) h(-1) prior and after each ethanol cycle. In addition, the steady state removal of a mixture of CH4 and ethanol for a CH4/ethanol mass ratio of around 7...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Environmental Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341676/anaerobic-methane-oxidation-driven-by-microbial-reduction-of-natural-organic-matter-in-a-tropical-wetland
#11
Edgardo I Valenzuela, Alejandra Prieto-Davó, Nguyen E López-Lozano, Alberto Hernández-Eligio, Leticia Vega-Alvarado, Katy Juárez, Ana Sarahí García-González, Mercedes G López, Francisco J Cervantes
Wetlands constitute the main natural source of methane on Earth due to their high content of natural organic matter (NOM), but key drivers such as electron acceptors supporting methanotrophic activities in these habitats are poorly understood. We performed anoxic incubations using freshly collected sediment along with water samples harvested from a tropical wetland, amended with (13)C-methane (0.67 atm) to test the capacity of its microbial community to perform anaerobic methane oxidation (AOM) linked to the reduction of the humic fraction of its NOM...
March 24, 2017: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341558/biomethane-the-energy-storage-platform-chemical-and-greenhouse-gas-mitigation-target
#12
Zoltán Bagi, Norbert Ács, Tamás Böjti, Balázs Kakuk, Gábor Rákhely, Orsolya Strang, Márk Szuhaj, Roland Wirth, Kornél L Kovács
Results in three areas of anaerobic microbiology in which methane formation and utilization plays central part are reviewed. a.) Bio-methane formation by reduction of carbon dioxide in the power-to-gas process and the various possibilities of improvement of the process is a very intensively studied topic recently. From the numerous potential methods of exploiting methane of biological origin two aspects are discussed in detail. b.) Methane can serve as a platform chemical in various chemical and biochemical synthetic processes...
March 21, 2017: Anaerobe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341380/low-energy-single-staged-anaerobic-fluidized-bed-ceramic-membrane-bioreactor-afcmbr-for-wastewater-treatment
#13
Muhammad Aslam, Perry L McCarty, Chungheon Shin, Jaeho Bae, Jeonghwan Kim
An aluminum dioxide (Al2O3) ceramic membrane was used in a single-stage anaerobic fluidized bed ceramic membrane bioreactor (AFCMBR) for low-strength wastewater treatment. The AFCMBR was operated continuously for 395days at 25°C using a synthetic wastewater having a chemical oxygen demand (COD) averaging 260mg/L. A membrane net flux as high as 14.5-17L/m(2)h was achieved with only periodic maintenance cleaning, obtained by adding 25mg/L of sodium hypochlorite solution. No adverse effect of the maintenance cleaning on organic removal was observed...
March 6, 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341095/nano-graphene-induced-positive-effects-on-methanogenesis-in-anaerobic-digestion
#14
Tian Tian, Sen Qiao, Xue Li, Meijiao Zhang, Jiti Zhou
The effects of nano-graphene on methanogenesis in anaerobic digestion was investigated. Short-term results showed that graphene (30 and 120mg/L) had significantly positive effects on methane production rate, which increased by 17.0% and 51.4%. Further investigation indicated that acetate-consuming methanogenesis was enhanced. The failure of quinones to replicate graphene stimulation effects on methanogenesis suggested that graphene did not function as electron shuttles. After 55 day's operation at room temperature (from 20 to 10°C, the methane production rate with 30mg/L graphene was 14...
January 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340969/effect-of-different-rates-of-spent-coffee-grounds-scg-on-composting-process-gaseous-emissions-and-quality-of-end-product
#15
Cátia Santos, João Fonseca, Alfredo Aires, João Coutinho, Henrique Trindade
The use of spent coffee grounds (SCG) in composting for organic farming is a viable way of valorising these agro-industrial residues. In the present study, four treatments with different amounts of spent coffee grounds (SCG) were established, namely, C0 (Control), C10, C20 and C40, containing 0, 10, 20 and 40% of SCG (DM), respectively; and their effects on the composting process and the end-product quality characteristics were evaluated. The mixtures were completed with Acacia dealbata L. shoots and wheat straw...
January 2017: Waste Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340440/bioaugmentation-with-hydrolytic-microbes-to-improve-the-anaerobic-biodegradability-of-lignocellulosic-agricultural-residues
#16
P Tsapekos, P G Kougias, S A Vasileiou, L Treu, S Campanaro, G Lyberatos, I Angelidaki
Bioaugmentation with hydrolytic microbes was applied to improve the methane yield of bioreactors fed with agricultural wastes. The efficiency of Clostridium thermocellum and Melioribacter roseus to degrade lignocellulosic matter was evaluated in batch and continuously stirred tank reactors (CSTRs). Results from batch assays showed that C. thermocellum enhanced the methane yield by 34%. A similar increase was recorded in CSTR during the bioaugmentation period; however, at steady-state the effect was noticeably lower (7...
March 12, 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340436/a-comparative-study-on-biochemical-methane-potential-of-algal-substrates-implications-of-biomass-pre-treatment-and-product-extraction
#17
Faiz Ahmad Ansari, Shantanu Wahal, Sanjay Kumar Gupta, Ismail Rawat, Faizal Bux
Dried powdered algae (SDPA), heat treated algae (MHTA), lipid extracted algae (LEA) and protein extracted algae (PEA) were digested to determine biomethane potential. The average CH4 production rate was ∼2.5-times higher for protein and lipid extracted algae than for whole algae (SDPA and MHTA) whilst the cumulative CH4 production was higher for pre-treated algae. Highest cumulative CH4 production (318.7mlCH4g(-1)VS) was observed for MHTA followed by SDPA (307.4mlCH4g(-1)VS). CH4/CO2 ratios of 1.5 and 0.7 were observed for MHTA and LEA respectively...
March 14, 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340435/optimization-of-hydrogen-dispersion-in-thermophilic-up-flow-reactors-for-ex-situ-biogas-upgrading
#18
Ilaria Bassani, Panagiotis G Kougias, Laura Treu, Hugo Porté, Stefano Campanaro, Irini Angelidaki
This study evaluates the efficiency of four novel up-flow reactors for ex situ biogas upgrading converting externally provided CO2 and H2 to CH4, via hydrogenotrophic methanogenesis. The gases were injected through stainless steel diffusers combined with alumina ceramic sponge or through alumina ceramic membranes. Pore size, input gas loading and gas recirculation flow rate were modulated to optimize gas-liquid mass transfer, and thus methanation efficiency. Results showed that larger pore size diffusion devices achieved the best kinetics and output-gas quality converting all the injected H2 and CO2, up to 3...
March 12, 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340434/potentially-direct-interspecies-electron-transfer-of-methanogenesis-for-syntrophic-metabolism-under-sulfate-reducing-conditions-with-stainless-steel
#19
Yue Li, Yaobin Zhang, Yafei Yang, Xie Quan, Zhiqiang Zhao
Direct interspecies electron transfer (DIET) is an alternative to syntrophic metabolism in natural carbon cycle as well as in anaerobic digesters, but its function in anaerobic treatment of sulfate-containing wastewater have not yet to be described. Here, conductive stainless steel was added into anaerobic digesters for treating sulfate-containing wastewater to investigate the potential role of DIET in the response to the sulfate impact. Results showed that adding the conductive stainless steel made the anaerobic digestion less affected by the sulfate reduction than adding insulative plastic material...
March 12, 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340326/effects-of-coupling-a-uf-membrane-with-a-mesh-screen-and-elevating-temperature-in-the-methanogenic-digester-of-a-two-phased-anaerobic-system
#20
Min Ho Kim, Chul-Hwi Park, Gee-Bong Han
This study was conducted to investigate coupling of UF with a mesh screen under thermophilic temperatures and compare the effectiveness of membrane filtration and temperature change in the methanogenic digester. A two-phased anaerobic digester coupled with an ultrafiltration (UF) membrane system was used for anaerobic sludge digestion. The overall average chemical oxygen demand (COD) removal efficiency achieved in the two-phased anaerobic digester coupled with the UF membrane system was 97.9 ± 0.8%. In the methanogenic digester, 10...
March 24, 2017: Journal of Environmental Science and Health. Part A, Toxic/hazardous Substances & Environmental Engineering
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