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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728307/changes-in-reference-evapotranspiration-and-its-driving-factors-in-the-middle-reaches-of-yellow-river-basin-china
#1
Dunxian She, Jun Xia, Yongyong Zhang
Reference evapotranspiration (ET0) is important for agricultural, environmental and other studies, and understanding the attribution of its change is helpful to provide information for irrigation scheduling and water resources management. The present study investigates the attribution of the change of ET0 at 49 meteorological stations in the middle reaches of Yellow River basin (MRYRB) of China from 1960 to 2012. Results show that annual ET0 increases from the northwest to the southeast of MRYRB in space. We find that annual ET0 clearly presents a zigzag change pattern rather than a monotonically change during the whole period...
July 16, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728123/analysis-of-sugarcane-herbicides-in-marine-turtle-nesting-areas-and-assessment-of-risk-using-in%C3%A2-vitro-toxicity-assays
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Hannah L Allan, Jason P van de Merwe, Kimberly A Finlayson, Jake W O'Brien, Jochen F Mueller, Frederic D L Leusch
Agricultural processes are associated with many different herbicides that can contaminate surrounding environments. In Queensland, Australia, herbicides applied to agricultural crops may pose a threat to valuable coastal habitats including nesting beaches for threatened loggerhead turtles (Caretta caretta). This study 1) measured concentrations of herbicides in the beach sand of Mon Repos, an important marine turtle nesting beach in Australia that is adjacent to significant sugarcane crops, and 2) investigated the toxicity of these herbicides to marine turtles using a cell-based assay...
July 9, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728122/mutagenicity-and-estrogenicity-of-raw-water-and-drinking-water-in-an-industrialized-city-in-the-yangtze-river-delta
#3
Sanhua Xiao, Xuemin Lv, Yifan Zeng, Tao Jin, Lan Luo, Binbin Zhang, Gang Zhang, Yanhui Wang, Lin Feng, Yuan Zhu, Fei Tang
Public concern was aroused by frequently reported water pollution incidents in Taihu Lake and the Yangtze River. The pollution also caught and sustained the attention of the scientific community. From 2010 to 2016, raw water and drinking water samples were continually collected at Waterworks A and B (Taihu Lake) and Waterworks C (Yangtze River). The non-volatile organic pollutants in the water samples were extracted by solid phase extraction. Ames tests and yeast estrogen screen (YES) assays were conducted to evaluate the respective mutagenic and estrogenic effects...
July 14, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728110/development-of-a-bioanalytical-test-battery-for-water-quality-monitoring-fingerprinting-identified-micropollutants-and-their-contribution-to-effects-in-surface-water
#4
Peta A Neale, Rolf Altenburger, Selim Aït-Aïssa, François Brion, Wibke Busch, Gisela de Aragão Umbuzeiro, Michael S Denison, David Du Pasquier, Klára Hilscherová, Henner Hollert, Daniel A Morales, Jiří Novák, Rita Schlichting, Thomas-Benjamin Seiler, Helene Serra, Ying Shao, Andrew J Tindall, Knut Erik Tollefsen, Timothy D Williams, Beate I Escher
Surface waters can contain a diverse range of organic pollutants, including pesticides, pharmaceuticals and industrial compounds. While bioassays have been used for water quality monitoring, there is limited knowledge regarding the effects of individual micropollutants and their relationship to the overall mixture effect in water samples. In this study, a battery of in vitro bioassays based on human and fish cell lines and whole organism assays using bacteria, algae, daphnids and fish embryos was assembled for use in water quality monitoring...
July 9, 2017: Water Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727261/more-than-meets-the-eye-the-barrier-effect-of-the-yangtze-river-outflow
#5
Gang Ni, Elizabeth Kern, Yun-Wei Dong, Qi Li, Joong-Ki Park
The Yangtze (Changjiang) River enters the East China Sea with huge annual freshwater and sediment deposits. This outflow, known as the Changjiang Diluted Water (CDW), causes striking ecological gradients that potentially shape coastal species' distribution and differentiation. The CDW has long been rendered as a marine biogeographic boundary separating cold-temperature and warm-water faunas, but it remains unclear whether and to what extent it acts as an intraspecific barrier. Here we synthesize published phylogeographic studies related to the CDW to address these issues...
July 20, 2017: Molecular Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726392/characterization-of-naphthenic-acids-and-other-dissolved-organics-in-natural-water-from-the-athabasca-oil-sands-region-canada
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Chenxing Sun, William Shotyk, Chad W Cuss, Mark W Donner, Jon Fennell, Muhammad Javed, Tommy Noernberg, Mark Poesch, Rick Pelletier, Nilo Sinnatamby, Tariq Siddique, Jonathan W Martin
With growth of the Canadian oil sands industry, concerns have been raised about possible seepage of toxic oil sands process-affected water (OSPW) into the Athabasca River (AR). A sampling campaign in fall 2015 was undertaken to monitor for anthropogenic seepage while also considering natural sources. Naphthenic acids (NAs) and thousands of bitumen-derived organics were characterized in surface water, groundwater, and OSPW using a highly sensitive online solid phase extraction-HPLC-Orbitrap method. Elevated NA concentrations and bitumen-derived organics were detected in McLean Creek (30...
July 20, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726227/modelling-the-effects-of-water-diversion-and-combined-sewer-overflow-on-urban-inland-river-quality
#7
Xianyong Gu, Zhenliang Liao, Guangqian Zhang, Jiaqiang Xie, Jin Zhang
In order to assist and optimize the operation of a clean water diversion project for the medium-sized inland rivers in Chaohu, China, an integrated hydrodynamic and water quality model was used in this study. Sixteen diversion scenarios and five sewage interception scenarios were defined to assess the improvement of water quality parameters including ammonia nitrogen (NH3-N), total phosphorus (TP) and chemical oxygen demand (COD) under different diverted water flows, diverting times, diverting points, diverting routines and sewage interception proportions...
July 20, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726224/spatial-scale-and-seasonal-dependence-of-land-use-impacts-on-riverine-water-quality-in-the-huai-river-basin-china
#8
Jianfeng Liu, Xiang Zhang, Bi Wu, Guoyan Pan, Jing Xu, Shaofei Wu
Land use pattern is an effective reflection of anthropic activities, which are primarily responsible for water quality deterioration. A detailed understanding of relationship between water quality and land use is critical for effective land use management to improve water quality. Linear mixed effects and multiple regression models were applied to water quality data collected from 2003 to 2010 from 36 stations in the Huai River basin together with topography and climate data, to characterize the land use impacts on water quality and their spatial scale and seasonal dependence...
July 19, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726223/comprehensive-study-on-parameter-sensitivity-for-flow-and-nutrient-modeling-in-the-hydrological-simulation-program-fortran-model
#9
Chuan Luo, Zhaofu Li, Min Wu, Kaixia Jiang, Xiaomin Chen, Hengpeng Li
Numerous parameters are used to construct the HSPF (Hydrological Simulation Program Fortran) model, which results in significant difficulty in calibrating the model. Parameter sensitivity analysis is an efficient method to identify important model parameters. Through this method, a model's calibration process can be simplified on the basis of understanding the model's structure. This study investigated the sensitivity of the flow and nutrient parameters of HSPF using the DSA (differential sensitivity analysis) method in the Xitiaoxi watershed, China...
July 19, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724225/seasonal-variations-in-the-occurrence-of-perfluoroalkyl-substances-in-water-sediment-and-fish-samples-from-ebro-delta-catalonia-spain
#10
Emanuela Pignotti, Gemma Casas, Marta Llorca, Anil Tellbüscher, David Almeida, Enrico Dinelli, Marinella Farré, Damià Barceló
The main objective of this study was to assess the concentration levels and the seasonal variations of 13 poly- and perfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) in different compartments (water, sediments and fish) of the Ebro Delta (NE Spain) and surrounding coastal areas. Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) was the most frequently detected compound in waters and sediments. Perfluorocarboxylic acids (PFCAs) were the compounds found at the highest concentrations in water samples. On the other hand, sediments were more enriched in perfluorooctanesulfonate (PFOS) (range<1...
July 14, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724224/assessing-natural-and-anthropogenic-influences-on-water-discharge-and-sediment-load-in-the-yangtze-river-china
#11
Yifei Zhao, Xinqing Zou, Qing Liu, Yulong Yao, Yali Li, Xiaowei Wu, Chenglong Wang, Wenwen Yu, Teng Wang
The water discharge and sediment load of rivers are changing substantially under the impacts of climate change and human activities, becoming a hot issue in hydro-environmental research. In this study, the water discharge and sediment load in the mainstream and seven tributaries of the Yangtze River were investigated by using long-term hydro-meteorological data from 1953 to 2013. The non-parametric Mann-Kendall test and double mass curve (DMC) were used to detect trends and abrupt change-points in water discharge and sediment load and to quantify the effects of climate change and human activities on water discharge and sediment load...
July 14, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724110/coal-bed-methane-water-effects-on-soil-properties-and-camelina-productivity
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Henry Y Sintim, Valtcho D Zheljazkov, Michael E Foley, Roque L Evangelista
Every year, the production of coal-bed natural gas in the Powder River Basin results in the discharge of large amounts of coal-bed methane water (CBMW) in Wyoming; however, no sustainable disposal methods for CBMW are currently available. A greenhouse study was conducted to evaluate the potential to use CBMW as a source of irrigation water for camelina [ (L.) Crantz]. We assessed the effects of three CBMW concentrations (0% [1:0], 50% [1:1], and 100% [0:1] tap water to CBMW) on selected soil properties, growth, seed oil, and fatty acid composition of three camelina cultivars: Blaine Creek, Ligena, and Pronghorn...
May 2017: Journal of Environmental Quality
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724105/nitrifying-kinetics-and-the-persistence-of-nitrite-in-the-seine-river-france
#13
M Raimonet, T Cazier, V Rocher, A M Laverman
Although a higher oxidation rate for nitrite than for ammonia generally prevents nitrite accumulation in oxic waters, nitrite concentrations in the Seine River (1-31 μM) exceed European norms. We investigated the kinetics of in situ ammonia- and nitrite-oxidizing communities in river water and wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) effluents to determine the role of pelagic nitrification in the origin and persistence of nitrite downstream of Paris. The main source of nitrite is the major Parisian WWTP, and its persistence, up to tens of kilometers downstream of the plant, is explained by low ammonia and nitrite oxidation rates and high river flow...
May 2017: Journal of Environmental Quality
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724101/assessment-of-the-effects-of-total-emission-control-policies-on-surface-water-quality-in-china-2004-to-2014
#14
Xia Liu, Jianfeng Feng, Yinhuan Qiao, Yuqiu Wang, Lin Zhu
Water quality deterioration is a problem throughout the globe, especially in China. The Chinese government established national total emission control (TEC) policies related to the nation's surface water quality over the past 10 yr to restore, protect, and promote healthy water quality. The objective of this study is to evaluate the effects of China's TEC policies by analyzing three water quality constituents (ammonium nitrogen [NH-N], dissolved oxygen [DO], and the permanganate index [COD]) at 73 monitoring stations, which account for most of the surface waters of eastern China...
May 2017: Journal of Environmental Quality
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723117/versatile-barometer-biosensor-based-on-au-pt-core-shell-nanoparticle-probe
#15
Qiangqiang Fu, Ze Wu, Dan Du, Chengzhou Zhu, Yuehe Lin, Yong Tang
There is a high global demand for sensitive, portable, user-friendly, and cost-effective biosensors. In this work, we introduce a barometer-based biosensor for the detection of a broad range of targets. The device is operated by measuring the pressure change produced by oxygen (O2) generation in a limited chamber using a portable barometer. The design employs core-shell Au@Pt nanoparticles (Au@PtNPs) as the bioassay probe to catalyze the decomposition of H2O2 and the release of O2. As a proof of concept, we developed barometer-based immunosensors to detect carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) and ractopamine (Rac)...
June 23, 2017: ACS Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722781/contribution-of-pyrethroids-in-large-urban-rivers-to-sediment-toxicity-assessed-with-benthic-invertebrates-chironomus-dilutus-a-case-study-in-south-china
#16
Fei Cheng, Huizhen Li, Hongxue Qi, Qian Han, Jing You
The importance of pyrethroids as potential stressors to benthic organisms has gradually become evident in urban creeks, however, the occurrence and toxicity of sediment-associated pyrethroids are rarely studied in large rivers. In this context, ten sediments from a large urban river (Guangzhou reach of the Pearl River in China) were assessed for pyrethroid occurrence and sediment toxicity to the benthic invertebrate Chironomus dilutus. Half of the sediments exhibited lethality to C. dilutus in a 10-d exposure and all survived midges showed significant change of enzymatic activity...
July 19, 2017: Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722026/reconciling-irrigated-food-production-with-environmental-flows-for-sustainable-development-goals-implementation
#17
Jonas Jägermeyr, Amandine Pastor, Hester Biemans, Dieter Gerten
Safeguarding river ecosystems is a precondition for attaining the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) related to water and the environment, while rigid implementation of such policies may hamper achievement of food security. River ecosystems provide life-supporting functions that depend on maintaining environmental flow requirements (EFRs). Here we establish gridded process-based estimates of EFRs and their violation through human water withdrawals. Results indicate that 41% of current global irrigation water use (997 km(3) per year) occurs at the expense of EFRs...
July 19, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720878/comparison-of-dna-pma-and-rna-based-16s-rrna-illumina-sequencing-for-detection-of-live-bacteria-in-water
#18
Ru Li, Hein Min Tun, Musarrat Jahan, Zhengxiao Zhang, Ayush Kumar, Dilantha Fernando, Annemieke Farenhorst, Ehsan Khafipour
The limitation of 16S rRNA gene sequencing (DNA-based) for microbial community analyses in water is the inability to differentiate live (dormant cells as well as growing or non-growing metabolically active cells) and dead cells, which can lead to false positive results in the absence of live microbes. Propidium-monoazide (PMA) has been used to selectively remove DNA from dead cells during downstream sequencing process. In comparison, 16S rRNA sequencing (RNA-based) can target live microbial cells in water as both dormant and metabolically active cells produce rRNA...
July 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719955/prevalence-of-clonorchis-sinensis-metacercariae-in-fish-from-water-systems-of-seomjin-gang-river
#19
Woon-Mok Sohn, Byoung-Kuk Na, Shin-Hyeong Cho, Mi-Yeoun Park, Cheon-Hyeon Kim, Min-Ah Hwang, Kyeong-Woo No, Ki-Bok Yoon, Hyun-Cheol Lim
The prevalence of Clonorchis sinensis metacercariae (CsMc) was examined in freshwater fish from the water systems of Seomjin-gang (River), the Republic of Korea. Total 1,604 fish from 7 local sites of Seomjin-gang were examined by artificial digestion methods. The metacercariae of C. sinensis were detected in 102 (39.8%) out of 256 fish (14 species) from the upper reaches of Seomjin-gang, i.e., Osucheon (22.3% in 6 fish species) in Imsil-gun, and Seomjin-gang (63.9% in 9 fish species) in Sunchang-gun, Jeollabuk-do...
June 2017: Korean Journal of Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719881/perfluoroalkyl-acids-in-surface-waters-and-tapwater-in-the-qiantang-river-watershed-influences-from-paper-textile-and-leather-industries
#20
Guo-Hui Lu, Nan Gai, Peng Zhang, Hai-Tao Piao, Shu Chen, Xiao-Chun Wang, Xing-Chun Jiao, Xiao-Cai Yin, Ke-Yan Tan, Yong-Liang Yang
Perfluoroalkyl acids (PFAAs) are widely used as multi-purpose surfactants or water/oil repellents. In order to understand the contamination level and compositional profiles of PFAAs in aqueous environment in textile, leather, and paper making industrial areas, surface waters and tap waters were collected along the watershed of the Qiantang River where China's largest textile, leather, and paper making industrial bases are located. For comparison, surface water and tapwater samples were also collected in Hangzhou and its adjacent areas...
July 4, 2017: Chemosphere
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