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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454276/use-of-mixed-wastewaters-from-piggery-and-winery-for-nutrient-removal-and-lipid-production-by-chlorella-sp-mm3
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Vimalkumar Ganeshkumar, Suresh R Subashchandrabose, Rajarathnam Dharmarajan, Kadiyala Venkateswarlu, Ravi Naidu, Mallavarapu Megharaj
The larger-scale generation of piggery and winery wastewaters and consequent eutrophication are quite alarming, necessitating the use of a cost-effective treatment. This study attempted to remediate wastewaters from piggery and winery mixed in the ratios of 20:80, 50:50, 80:20, 100:0 and 0:100, in terms of nutrient removal and subsequent lipid accumulation by soil microalga, Chlorella sp. MM3. The per cent removal of total nitrogen and phosphates by the alga from mixed wastewaters within 10-days ranged between 51 and 89 and 26-49, respectively...
February 6, 2018: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454217/morphologies-and-elemental-compositions-of-local-biomass-burning-particles-at-urban-and-glacier-sites-in-southeastern-tibetan-plateau-results-from-an-expedition-in-2010
#2
Tafeng Hu, Junji Cao, Chongshu Zhu, Zhuzi Zhao, Suixin Liu, Daizhou Zhang
Many studies indicate that the atmospheric environment over the southern part of the Tibetan Plateau is influenced by aged biomass burning particles that are transported over long distances from South Asia. However, our knowledge of the particles emitted locally (within the plateau region) is poor. We collected aerosol particles at four urban sites and one remote glacier site during a scientific expedition to the southeastern Tibetan Plateau in spring 2010. Weather and backward trajectory analyses indicated that the particles we collected were more likely dominated by particles emitted within the plateau...
February 14, 2018: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454200/effect-of-clonal-integration-on-nitrogen-cycling-in-rhizosphere-of-rhizomatous-clonal-plant-phyllostachys-bissetii-under-heterogeneous-light
#3
Yang Li, Jing-Song Chen, Ge Xue, Yuanying Peng, Hui-Xing Song
Clonal integration plays an important role in clonal plant adapting to heterogeneous habitats. It was postulated that clonal integration could exhibit positive effects on nitrogen cycling in the rhizosphere of clonal plant subjected to heterogeneous light conditions. An in-situ experiment was conducted using clonal fragments of Phyllostachys bissetii with two successive ramets. Shading treatments were applied to offspring or mother ramets, respectively, whereas counterparts were treated to full sunlight. Rhizomes between two successive ramets were either severed or connected...
February 14, 2018: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454173/photo-assisted-electrochemical-abatement-of-trifluralin-using-a-cathode-containing-a-c-60-carbon-nanotubes-composite
#4
Aliyeh Hasanzadeh, Alireza Khataee, Mahmoud Zarei, Sang Woo Joo
This work reports the potential application of modified gas-diffusion electrode (GDE) with C 60 -CNT composite, as a stable and efficient cathode material for degradation of trifluralin (TRL) pesticide by photo-assisted electrochemical (PE) process. C 60 -CNT composite was prepared and characterized. Subsequently, a novel C 60 -CNT composite modified GDE cathode was developed and the electrochemical and physical characteristics of the modified GDEs were studied. C 60 -CNT composite/GDE showed great efficiencies for electro-generating H 2 O 2 , owing to huge surface area and high conductivity...
February 9, 2018: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454171/reactive-oxygen-and-iron-species-monitoring-to-investigate-the-electro-fenton-performances-impact-of-the-electrochemical-process-on-the-biodegradability-of-metronidazole-and-its-by-products
#5
Arwa Aboudalle, Florence Fourcade, Aymen Amin Assadi, Lionel Domergue, Hayet Djelal, Thomas Lendormi, Samir Taha, Abdeltif Amrane
In this study, the monitoring of reactive oxygen species and the regeneration of the ferrous ions catalyst were performed during electro-Fenton (EF) process to highlight the influence of operating parameters. The removal of metronidazole (MTZ) was implemented in an electrochemical mono-compartment batch reactor under various ranges of current densities, initial MTZ and ferrous ions concentrations, and pH values. It was found that under 0.07 mA cm -2 , 0.1 mM of ferrous ions and pH = 3, the efficiency of 100 mg L -1 MTZ degradation and mineralization were 100% within 20 min and 40% within 135 min of electrolysis, respectively...
February 13, 2018: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454149/study-of-manganese-binding-to-the-ferroxidase-centre-of-human-h-type-ferritin
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Matteo Ardini, Barry D Howes, Annarita Fiorillo, Elisabetta Falvo, Silvia Sottini, Donella Rovai, Marco Lantieri, Andrea Ilari, Dante Gatteschi, Gabriele Spina, Emilia Chiancone, Simonetta Stefanini, Maria Fittipaldi
Ferritins are ubiquitous and conserved proteins endowed with enzymatic ferroxidase activity, that oxidize Fe(II) ions at the dimetal ferroxidase centre to form a mineralized Fe(III) oxide core deposited within the apo-protein shell. Herein, the in vitro formation of a heterodimetal cofactor constituted by Fe and Mn ions has been investigated in human H ferritin (hHFt). Namely, Mn and Fe binding at the hHFt ferroxidase centre and its effects on Fe(II) oxidation have been investigated by UV-Vis ferroxidation kinetics, fluorimetric titrations, multifrequency EPR, and preliminary Mössbauer spectroscopy...
February 9, 2018: Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453788/hard-and-soft-tissue-changes-around-implants-activated-using-plasma-of-argon-a-histomorphometric-study-in-dog
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Luigi Canullo, Marco Tallarico, Daniele Botticelli, Karol Alí Apaza Alccayhuaman, Evandro Carneiro Martins Neto, Samuel Porfirio Xavier
OBJECTIVE: To histologically assess the hard and soft tissue changes after insertion of cleaned and activated titanium implants using plasma of argon. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Eight dogs were included in this study. The mandibular premolars and first molars were extracted. For each hemi-mandible, four implants, 7 mm long and 3.3 mm of diameter, with a ZirTi surface were used. The surface of two implants was randomly treated with argon plasma (test), while the other two implants were left untreated (control)...
February 16, 2018: Clinical Oral Implants Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453780/bone-conditioned-medium-modulates-the-osteoconductive-properties-of-collagen-membranes-in-a-rat-calvaria-defect-model
#8
Ulrike Kuchler, Tina Rybaczek, Toni Dobask, Patrick Heimel, Stefan Tangl, Jessica Klehm, Matthias Menzel, Reinhard Gruber
OBJECTIVES: Collagen membranes are not limited to be occlusive barriers as they actively support bone regeneration. However, the impact of bone-derived growth factors on their osteoconductive competence has not been examined. METHODS: Twenty adult Sprague Dawley rats were included in the study. Calvaria defects with a diameter of five millimeter were created. The defect was covered with one layer of a collagen membrane previously soaked in conditioned medium of porcine bone chips or in culture medium alone...
February 16, 2018: Clinical Oral Implants Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453751/effects-of-ewe-s-milk-yogurt-whole-and-semi-skimmed-and-cow-s-milk-yogurt-on-inflammation-markers-and-gut-microbiota-of-subjects-with-borderline-high-plasma-cholesterol-levels-a-crossover-study
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Noemí Redondo, Natalia García-González, Ligia E Diaz-Prieto, Begoña Olmedilla-Alonso, Ana B Martín-Diana, Carmen Asensio-Vegas, Esther Nova
PURPOSE: Ewe's milk yogurt is richer in proteins, minerals and short- and medium-chain fatty acids compared to cow's milk yogurt. We aimed to evaluate the effects of cow's milk yogurt (CW, 3.0% fat), semi-skimmed (ES, 2.8% fat) and whole ewe's milk yogurts (EW, 5.8% fat) on inflammatory markers and gut microbiota in subjects with borderline-high plasma cholesterol. METHODOLOGY: 30 adults (16 women) were randomized into a crossover study to consume 250 g/yogurt/day during three 5-week periods (4-week washouts)...
February 16, 2018: European Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453726/advances-in-probiotic-regulation-of-bone-and-mineral-metabolism
#10
REVIEW
Laura R McCabe, Narayanan Parameswaran
Probiotics have been consumed by humans for thousands of years because they are beneficial for long-term storage of foods and promote the health of their host. Ingested probiotics reside in the gastrointestinal tract where they have many effects including modifying the microbiota composition, intestinal barrier function, and the immune system which result in systemic benefits to the host, including bone health. Probiotics benefit bone growth, density, and structure under conditions of dysbiosis, intestinal permeability, and inflammation (recognized mediators of bone loss and osteoporosis)...
February 16, 2018: Calcified Tissue International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453723/macroelements-and-heavy-metals-content-in-energy-crops-cultivated-on-contaminated-soil-under-different-fertilization-case-studies-on-autumn-harvest
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Marta Pogrzeba, Szymon Rusinowski, Jacek Krzyżak
Heavy metals (HMs) contamination of soils is a major problem occurring worldwide. Utility of energy crops for biofuel feedstock production systems offers a feasible solution for a commercial exploitation of an arable land contaminated with HMs. Experiments involved field testing of Miscanthus x giganteus and Spartina pectinata cultivated on HMs-contaminated soil with standard NPK fertilizers and commercially available microbial inoculum. Biomass yield, water content, macronutrients (N, P, K, Mg, Ca), and heavy metal (Cd, Pb, Zn) concentrations in plant shoots were assessed at the end of the first and the second growing season...
February 16, 2018: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453721/fenton-treatment-of-bio-treated-fermentation-based-pharmaceutical-wastewater-removal-and-conversion-of-organic-pollutants-as-well-as-estimation-of-operational-costs
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Yunqin Cheng, Yunlu Chen, Juncheng Lu, Jianxin Nie, Yan Liu
The Fenton process is used as a tertiary treatment to remove organic pollutants from the effluent of bio-treated pharmaceutical wastewater (EBPW). The optimal and most appropriate Fenton conditions were determined by an orthogonal array test and single-factor experiments. The removal of chemical oxygen demand (COD) was influenced by the following factors in a descending order: H 2 O 2 /Fe(II) molar ratio > H 2 O 2 dosage > reaction time. Under the most appropriate Fenton conditions (H 2 O 2 /Fe(II) molar ratio of 1:1, H 2 O 2 dosage of 120 mg L -1 and reaction time of 10 min), the COD and dissolved organic carbon (DOC) were removed with efficiencies of 62 and 53%, respectively, which met the national discharge standard (GB 21903-2008) for the Lake Tai Basin, China...
February 16, 2018: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453655/proteomic-and-genomic-responses-of-plants-to-nutritional-stress
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REVIEW
Rout George Kerry, Gyana Prakash Mahapatra, Sushmita Patra, Santi Lata Sahoo, Chinmay Pradhan, Bijaya Kumar Padhi, Jyoti Ranjan Rout
Minerals or trace elements in small amount are essential nutrients for every plant, but when the internal concentration exceeds the threshold, these essential elements do create phytotoxicity. Plant responses to elemental stresses are very common due to different anthropogenic activities; however it is a complex phenomenon with individual characteristics for various species. To cope up with the situation, a plant produces a group of strategies both in proteomic and genomic level to overcome it. Controlling the metal stress is known to activate a multigene response resulting in the changes in various proteins, which directly affects almost all biological processes in a living cell...
February 16, 2018: Biometals: An International Journal on the Role of Metal Ions in Biology, Biochemistry, and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453616/laser-induced-plasma-spectroscopy-lips-use-of-a-geological-tool-in-assessing-bone-mineral-content
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László Andrássy, Izabella Gomez, Ágnes Horváth, Katalin Gulyás, Zsófia Pethö, Balázs Juhász, Harjit Pal Bhattoa, Zoltan Szekanecz
Bone may be similar to geological formulations in many ways. Therefore, it may be logical to apply laser-based geological techniques in bone research. The mineral and element oxide composition of bioapatite can be estimated by mathematical models. Laser-induced plasma spectrometry (LIPS) has long been used in geology. This method may provide a possibility to determine the composition and concentration of element oxides forming the inorganic part of bones. In this study, we wished to standardize the LIPS technique and use mathematical calculations and models in order to determine CaO distribution and bone homogeneity using bovine shin bone samples...
February 17, 2018: Lasers in Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453497/bone-mineralization-and-vascularization-in-bisphosphonate-related-osteonecrosis-of-the-jaw-an-experimental-study-in-the-rat
#15
Jean-Daniel Kün-Darbois, Hélène Libouban, Guillaume Mabilleau, Florence Pascaretti-Grizon, Daniel Chappard
OBJECTIVES: Pathogenesis of bisphosphonate-related osteonecrosis of the jaws (BRONJ) is not fully explained. An antiangiogenic effect of bisphosphonates (BPs) or an altered bone quality have been advocated. The aims of the present study were to analyze alveolar mandibular vascularization and bone quality in rats with BRONJ. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Thirty-eight Sprague-Dawley rats were randomized into two groups: zoledronic acid (ZA), n = 27, and control (CTRL) n = 11...
February 16, 2018: Clinical Oral Investigations
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453427/orthodox-religious-fasting-as-a-medical-nutrition-therapy-for-dyslipidemia-where-do-we-stand-and-how-far-can-we-go
#16
REVIEW
Theocharis Koufakis, Spyridon N Karras, Pantelis Zebekakis, Kalliopi Kotsa
Previous studies have reported inconclusive results regarding the effects of Orthodox religious fasting (OF) on common cardiovascular risk factors, including arterial hypertension and diabetes. Contrariwise, an optimal effect on dyslipidemia has been demonstrated and significant reductions in total cholesterol (TC) and low-density lipoprotein-cholesterol (LDL-C) concentrations, in Orthodox populations without comorbidities, have been consistently reported. This favorable effect on lipid homeostasis is probably facilitated by a broad lifestyle modification related to OF, extended beyond dietary habits...
February 16, 2018: European Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453122/assessment-of-the-potential-hazard-represented-by-natural-raw-materials-containing-mineral-fibres-the-case-of-the-feldspar-from-orani-sardinia-italy
#17
Alessandro F Gualtieri, Nicola Bursi Gandolfi, Simone Pollastri, Roberta Rinaldi, Orietta Sala, Giovanni Martinelli, Tiziana Bacci, Federica Paoli, Alberto Viani, Ruggero Vigliaturo
This work describes the nature of the potentially hazardous fibrous amphibole found in the Orani's feldspar mine (Sardinia, Italy). To identify its nature, a protocol of analysis including morphometric, chemical and crystallographic characterizations was applied. Thanks to this approach, it was possible to classify the observed fibres as tremolite after comparing chemical data, SEM/TEM observations, FTIR/ Raman spectra and X-ray diffraction data with those reported for a standard sample. The unit cell parameters of the investigated tremolite phase are a = 9...
February 7, 2018: Journal of Hazardous Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453118/effects-of-forest-regeneration-practices-on-the-flux-of-soil-co-2-after-clear-cutting-in-subtropical-china
#18
Yixiang Wang, Xudan Zhu, Shangbin Bai, Tingting Zhu, Wanting Qiu, Yujie You, Minjuan Wu, Frank Berninger, Zhibin Sun, Hui Zhang, Xiaohong Zhang
Reforestation after clear-cutting is used to facilitate rapid establishment of new stands. However, reforestation may cause additional soil disturbance by affecting soil temperature and moisture, thus potentially influencing soil respiration. Our aim was to compare the effects of different reforestation methods on soil CO 2 flux after clear-cutting in a Chinese fir plantation in subtropical China: uncut (UC), clear-cut followed by coppicing regeneration without soil preparation (CC), clear-cut followed by coppicing regeneration and reforestation with soil preparation, tending in pits and replanting (CCR P ), and clear-cut followed by coppicing regeneration and reforestation with overall soil preparation, tending and replanting (CCR O )...
February 13, 2018: Journal of Environmental Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453071/degradation-of-dye-procion-red-mx-5b-by-electrolytic-and-electro-irradiated-technologies-using-diamond-electrodes
#19
Salvador Cotillas, Davide Clematis, Pablo Cañizares, Maria Paola Carpanese, Manuel A Rodrigo, Marco Panizza
This work focuses on the treatment of synthetic wastewater polluted with dye Procion Red MX-5B by different Electrochemical Advanced Oxidation Processes (EAOP) based on diamond anodes. The influence of the current density and the supporting electrolyte has been studied on dye removal and total mineralization of the organic matter. Results show that electrolysis with diamond electrodes is a suitable technology for an efficient degradation of dye. Nonetheless, the process efficiency increases when using chloride as supporting electrolyte because of the electrochemical generation of hypochlorite in wastewater which significantly contribute to dye removal...
February 3, 2018: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453068/effect-of-selenium-enriched-organic-material-amendment-on-selenium-fraction-transformation-and-bioavailability-in-soil
#20
Dan Wang, Quang Toan Dinh, Tran Thi Anh Thu, Fei Zhou, Wenxiao Yang, Mengke Wang, Weiwei Song, Dongli Liang
To exploit the plant byproducts from selenium (Se) biofortification and reduce environmental risk of inorganic Se fertilizer, pot experiment was conducted in this study. The effects of Se-enriched wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) straw (WS + Se) and pak choi (Brassica chinensis L.) (P + Se) amendment on organo-selenium speciation transformation in soil and its bioavailability was evaluated by pak choi uptake. The Se contents of the cultivated pak choi in treatments amended with the same amount of Se-enriched wheat straw and pak choi were 1...
February 5, 2018: Chemosphere
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