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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814068/the-activation-of-nlrp3-inflammsome-by-stimulation-of-diesel-exhaust-particles-in-lung-tissues-from-emphysema-model-and-raw-264-7-cell-line
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Soo-Taek Uh, So My Koo, Yangki Kim, Kiup Kim, Sungwoo Park, An Soo Jang, Dojin Kim, Yong Hoon Kim, Choon-Sik Park
Background/Aims: Diesel exhaust particles (DEPs) lead to elevation of reactive oxygen species, which can activate the nucleotide-binding oligomerization domain-like receptor (NLR) family members containing the pyrin domain 3 (NLRP3)-inf lammasome. In this study, we elucidated whether NLRP3 -inf lammasome is activated by DEPs and whether antioxidants (N-acetylcysteine [NAC]) could inhibit such activation. Methods: RAW 264.7 cells and ex vivo lung tissues explants obtained from elastase-induced emphysema animal models were stimulated with cigarette smoking extract (CSE), DEPs, and lipopolysaccharide, and levels of interleukin-1β (IL-1β), caspase-1 and nucleotide-binding oligomerization domain-like receptor (NLR) family members containing the pyrin domain (NLRP3)-inflammasome were assessed by Western blotting and immunohistochemistry...
August 18, 2017: Korean Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811030/targeted-analyte-deconvolution-and-identification-by-four-way-parallel-factor-analysis-using-three-dimensional-gas-chromatography-with-mass-spectrometry-data
#2
Nathanial E Watson, Sarah E Prebihalo, Robert E Synovec
Comprehensive three-dimensional gas chromatography with time-of-flight mass spectrometry (GC(3)-TOFMS) creates an opportunity to explore a new paradigm in chemometric analysis. Using this newly described instrument and the well understood Parallel Factor Analysis (PARAFAC) model we present one option for utilization of the novel GC(3)-TOFMS data structure. We present a method which builds upon previous work in both GC(3) and targeted analysis using PARAFAC to simplify some of the implementation challenges previously discovered...
August 29, 2017: Analytica Chimica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810204/characteristics-of-black-carbon-emissions-from-in-use-light-duty-passenger-vehicles
#3
Xuan Zheng, Shaojun Zhang, Ye Wu, K Max Zhang, Xian Wu, Zhenhua Li, Jiming Hao
Mitigating black carbon (BC) emissions from various combustion sources has been considered an urgent policy issue to address the challenges of climate change, air pollution and health risks. Vehicles contribute considerably to total anthropogenic BC emissions and urban BC concentrations. Compared with heavy-duty diesel vehicles, there is much larger uncertainty in BC emission factors for light-duty passenger vehicles (LDPVs), in particular for gasoline LDPVs, which warrants further studies. In this study, we employed the dynamometer and the Aethalometer (AE-51) to measure second-by-second BC emissions from eight LDPVs by engine technology and driving cycle...
August 12, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808229/bioenergy-application-of-dunaliella-salina-sa-134-grown-at-various-salinity-levels-for-lipid-production
#4
Rajper Aftab Ahmed, Meilin He, Rajper Asma Aftab, Shiyan Zheng, Mostafa Nagi, Ramadan Bakri, Changhai Wang
The biofuels are receiving considerable attention as a substitute for petro diesel. For microalgae, the cell density or biomass and lipid contents are key components for biodiesel production. This study was conducted to develop favorable culture conditions for Dunaliella salina to maximize its biomass and lipid accumulation. The effect of salinity (0.5 to 2.5 M NaCl) on the cell population, biochemical composition, and lipid output of Dunaliella salina was examined under a controlled environment for 21 days...
August 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803348/effect-of-small-proportion-of-butanol-additive-on-the-performance-emission-and-combustion-of-australian-native-first-and-second-generation-biodiesel-in-a-diesel-engine
#5
Md Mofijur Rahman, Mohammad Golam Rasul, Nur Md Sayeed Hassan, Abul Kalam Azad, Md Nasir Uddin
This paper aims to investigate the effect of the addition of 5% alcohol (butanol) with biodiesel-diesel blends on the performance, emissions, and combustion of a naturally aspirated four stroke multi-cylinder diesel engine at different engine speeds (1200 to 2400 rpm) under full load conditions. Three types of local Australian biodiesel, namely macadamia biodiesel (MB), rice bran biodiesel (RB), and waste cooking oil biodiesel (WCB), were used for this study, and the data was compared with results for conventional diesel fuel (B0)...
August 12, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798526/environmental-pollution-and-allergies
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REVIEW
Hirohisa Takano, Ken-Ichiro Inoue
Environmental changes are thought to be the main factor in the rapid increase and worsening of allergic diseases. While there have been significant changes in many environmental factors, including in environments such as residential, health and sanitation, food, and water/soil/atmospheric environments, the root of each of these changes is likely an increase in chemical substances. In fact, various environmental pollutants, such as air pollutants and chemical substances, have been shown to worsen various allergies in experimental studies...
July 2017: Journal of Toxicologic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783318/sustainable-low-carbon-expansion-for-the-power-sector-of-an-emerging-economy-the-case-of-kenya
#7
Juan Pablo Carvallo, Brittany J Shaw, Nkiruka I Avila, Daniel M Kammen
Fast growing and emerging economies face the dual challenge of sustainably expanding and improving their energy supply and reliability while at the same time reducing poverty. Critical to such transformation is to provide affordable and sustainable access to electricity. We use the capacity expansion model SWITCH to explore low carbon development pathways for the Kenyan power sector under a set of plausible scenarios for fast growing economies that include uncertainty in load projections, capital costs, operational performance, and technology and environmental policies...
August 7, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780719/the-rare-north-american-cerambycid-beetle-dryobius-sexnotatus-shares-a-novel-pyrrole-pheromone-component-with-species-in-asia-and-south-america
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Natalie M Diesel, Yunfan Zou, Todd D Johnson, Donald A Diesel, Jocelyn G Millar, Judith A Mongold-Diers, Lawrence M Hanks
The compound 1-(1H-pyrrol-2-yl)-1,2-propanedione ("pyrrole") is an important pheromone component of several Asian and South American species of longhorned beetles in the subfamily Cerambycinae. Here, we report the first confirmed identification of this compound as a pheromone component of a cerambycine species native to North America, the rare beetle Dryobius sexnotatus Linsley. Headspace volatiles from males contained (R)-3-hydroxyhexan-2-one and pyrrole (ratio 1:0.13), neither of which were detected in samples from a female...
August 5, 2017: Journal of Chemical Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774994/erratum-for-ho-et-al-complete-genome-sequence-of-acinetobacter-calcoaceticus-ca16-a-bacterium-capable-of-degrading-diesel-and-lignin
#9
Margaret T Ho, Brian Weselowski, Ze-Chun Yuan
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 3, 2017: Genome Announcements
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764118/influence-of-biochemical-composition-during-hydrothermal-liquefaction-of-algae-on-product-yields-and-fuel-properties
#10
Rajdeep Shakya, Sushil Adhikari, Ravishankar Mahadevan, Saravanan R Shanmugam, Hyungseok Nam, El Barbary Hassan, Thomas A Dempster
Hydrothermal liquefaction (HTL) of nine algae species were performed at two reaction temperatures (280 and 320°C) to compare the effect of their biomass composition on product yields and properties. Results obtained after HTL indicate large variations in terms of bio-oil yields and its properties. The maximum bio-oil yield (66wt%) was obtained at 320°C with a high lipid containing algae Nannochloropsis. The higher heating value of bio-oils ranged from 31 to 36MJ/kg and around 50% of the bio-oils was in the vacuum gas oil range while high lipid containing algae Nannochloropsis contained a significant portion (33-42%) in the diesel range...
July 11, 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28763652/nox-nh3-n2o-and-pn-real-driving-emissions-from-a-euro-vi-heavy-duty-vehicle-impact-of-regulatory-on-road-test-conditions-on-emissions
#11
Pablo Mendoza-Villafuerte, Ricardo Suarez-Bertoa, Barouch Giechaskiel, Francesco Riccobono, Claudia Bulgheroni, Covadonga Astorga, Adolfo Perujo
Euro VI emission standards for heavy-duty vehicles (HDVs) introduced for the first time limits for solid particle number (PN) and NH3 emissions. EU regulation also includes a Portable Emissions Measurement System (PEMS) based test at type approval, followed by in-service conformity (ISC) testing. A comprehensive study on the real-time on-road emissions of NOx, NH3, N2O and PN from a Euro VI HDV equipped with a Diesel Oxidation Catalyst (DOC), a Diesel Particle Filter (DPF), a Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) system and an Ammonia Oxidation Catalyst (AMOX) is presented...
July 27, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754573/enhanced-microbubbles-assisted-cleaning-of-diesel-contaminated-sand
#12
Ashutosh Agarwal, Yu Liu
In this article, we investigated the effect of low intensity pulsed ultrasound (US), temperature and salinity on cleaning efficacy of fine bubbles with diameter <50μm for diesel contaminated sands. About 47% and 76% diesel removal was achieved from 10% (w/w) diesel contaminated fine and medium sands respectively, after 30min treatment with 40kHz low intensity intermittent pulsed US together with MBs in contrast to 41% and 68% diesel removal while treatment with MBs alone. The effect of high temperature was found to be prominent during the initial stages of cleaning...
July 25, 2017: Marine Pollution Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754128/does-air-pollution-play-a-role-in-infertility-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Julie Carré, Nicolas Gatimel, Jessika Moreau, Jean Parinaud, Roger Léandri
BACKGROUND: Air pollution is involved in many pathologies. These pollutants act through several mechanisms that can affect numerous physiological functions, including reproduction: as endocrine disruptors or reactive oxygen species inducers, and through the formation of DNA adducts and/or epigenetic modifications. We conducted a systematic review of the published literature on the impact of air pollution on reproductive function. Eligible studies were selected from an electronic literature search from the PUBMED database from January 2000 to February 2016 and associated references in published studies...
July 28, 2017: Environmental Health: a Global Access Science Source
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28751527/in-utero-exposure-to-diesel-exhaust-particulates-is-associated-with-an-altered-cardiac-transcriptional-response-to-transverse-aortic-constriction-and-altered-dna-methylation
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Jamie M Goodson, Chad S Weldy, James W MacDonald, Yonggang Liu, Theo K Bammler, Wei-Ming Chien, Michael T Chin
In utero exposure to diesel exhaust air pollution has been associated with increased adult susceptibility to heart failure in mice, but the mechanisms by which this exposure promotes susceptibility to heart failure are poorly understood. To identify the potential transcriptional effects that mediate this susceptibility, we have performed RNA sequencing analysis on adult hearts from mice that were exposed to diesel exhaust in utero and that have subsequently undergone transverse aortic constriction. We identified 3 target genes, Mir133a-2, Ptprf, and Pamr1, which demonstrate dysregulation after exposure and aortic constriction...
July 27, 2017: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743006/restoring-low-input-high-diversity-grasslands-as-a-potential-global-resource-for-biofuels
#15
Brian Machovina, Kenneth J Feeley
Reducing meat consumption by humans and shifting to more efficient plant and animal protein sources could potentially free up large areas of pasture and feedcrop agricultural land for restoration or conversion to low-input high-diversity (LIHD) grasslands. LIHD grasslands improve biodiversity, carbon sequestration, erosion control, water storage, while also providing opportunities to produce biofuels. We examined the potential of converting pastures globally, and animal feedstock agricultural lands in the USA and Brazil, to LIHD biomass sources and the capacity of these systems to meet national energy demands via (1) cellulosic ethanol and (2) integrated gasification and combined cycle technology with Fischer-Tropsch hydrocarbon synthesis (IGCC-FT) processing...
July 22, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741108/automated-clean-up-separation-and-detection-of-polycyclic-aromatic-hydrocarbons-in-particulate-matter-extracts-using-a-2d-lc-2d-gc-system-a-method-translation-from-two-fids-to-two-ms-detectors
#16
Hwanmi Lim, Trifa M Ahmed, Christoffer Bergvall, Roger Westerholm
An online two-dimensional (2D) liquid chromatography/2D gas chromatography system with two mass-selective detectors has been developed on the basis of a previous system with two flame ionization detectors. The method translation involved the change of carrier gas from hydrogen to helium, column dimension and detectors. The 2D system with two mass-selective detectors was validated with use of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH) standards and two standard reference materials from air and diesel exhaust. Furthermore, the system was applied to a real sample, wood smoke particulates...
July 24, 2017: Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738622/a-flow-based-procedure-exploiting-the-lab-in-syringe-approach-for-the-determination-of-ester-content-in-biodiesel-and-diesel-biodiesel-blends
#17
Samara Soares, Wanessa R Melchert, Fábio R P Rocha
The ester content is an important parameter to be monitored in biodiesel for evaluation of the transesterification reaction yield and for assessing the purity of the final product. This is also a relevant quality parameter in diesel/biodiesel blends to avoid frauds, because legislation establishes a minimum amount of biodiesel to be added to diesel. The official method EN14103 requires the addition of an alternative internal standard (methyl nonadecanoate) for analysis of biodiesel from bovine tallow because the methyl heptadecanoate is found in high amounts in this product...
November 1, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738301/effects-of-an-in-situ-diesel-oil-spill-on-oxidative-stress-in-the-clam-anomalocardia-flexuosa
#18
Adriana E Sardi, Paul E Renaud, Gisele C Morais, César C Martins, Paulo da Cunha Lana, Lionel Camus
Intensive exploitation and transport of oil and derivatives are increasing the risk of coastal contamination by either dramatic disasters or diffuse sources. Tools for monitoring diffuse contamination, such as diesel oil that leaks from marine vessels are much needed. We experimentally tested the efficiency of antioxidant biomarkers as indicators of chronic exposure to diesel oil in a mudflat from the subtropical Bay of Paranaguá, in southern Brazil. We examined the effects of three successive diesel oil spills, with two weeks of recovery time between exposures, on the edible clam Anomalocardia flexuosa...
July 21, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735361/concentrations-source-identification-and-lung-cancer-risk-associated-with-springtime-pm2-5-bound-polycyclic-aromatic-hydrocarbons-pahs-in-nanjing-china
#19
Chong Chen, Zhonghuan Xia, Minmin Wu, Qianqian Zhang, Tao Wang, Liping Wang, Hao Yang
This study concentrated on the pollution level, sources, and lung cancer risk of PM2.5-bound polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in spring in Nanjing, China. The PM2.5 samples were collected in spring of the year 2016 in Nanjing. Sixteen United States Environmental Protection Agency priority PAHs were extracted and analyzed after sampling. The mean concentrations of PAHs and BaPeq were 3.98 ± 1.01 and 0.29 ± 0.08 ng/m(3), respectively, which is a low level among results from regions worldwide. The diurnal variations of PAHs and BaPeq concentrations showed a relatively high level in the early morning, at the morning rush time of work and traffic transportation, and in the evening traffic peak hours...
July 22, 2017: Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732986/continuous-flow-ultrasound-assisted-oxidative-desulfurization-uaod-process-an-efficient-diesel-treatment-by-injection-of-the-aqueous-phase
#20
Masoud Rahimi, Shahrokh Shahhosseini, Salman Movahedirad
A new continuous-flow ultrasound assisted oxidative desulfurization (UAOD) process was developed in order to decrease energy and aqueous phase consumption. In this process the aqueous phase is injected below the horn tip leading to enhanced mixing of the phases. Diesel fuel as the oil phase with sulfur content of 1550ppmw and an appropriate mixture of hydrogen peroxide and formic acid as the aqueous phase were used. At the first step, the optimized condition for the sulfur removal has been obtained in the batch mode operation...
November 2017: Ultrasonics Sonochemistry
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