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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444933/synergistic-effect-of-carbon-nuclei-and-polyaromatic-hydrocarbons-on-respiratory-and-immune-responses
#1
Pratiti H Chowdhury, Gaku Kitamura, Akiko Honda, Takahiro Sawahara, Tomohiro Hayashi, Wataru Fukushima, Hitomi Kudo, Sho Ito, Seiichi Yoshida, Takamichi Ichinose, Kayo Ueda, Hirohisa Takano
Particulate matter with aerodynamic diameter ≤2.5 μm (PM2.5 ) is generally composed of carbon nuclei associated with various organic carbons, metals, ions and biological materials. Among these components, polyaromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) such as benzo(a)pyrene (BaP) and quinones have detrimental effects on airway epithelial cells and immunodisrupting effects, which leads to the exacerbation of respiratory allergies. The effects of PAHs and the carbon nuclei, separately as well as in combination, remain to be established...
April 26, 2017: Environmental Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443610/ordered-micro-macro-porous-k-oms-2-sio2-nanocatalysts-facile-synthesis-low-cost-and-high-catalytic-activity-for-diesel-soot-combustion
#2
Xuehua Yu, Zhen Zhao, Yuechang Wei, Jian Liu
A series of novel oxide catalysts, which contain three-dimensionally ordered macroporous (3DOM) and microporous structure, were firstly designed and successfully synthesized by simple method. In the as-prepared catalysts, 3DOM SiO2 is used as support and microporous K-OMS-2 oxide nanoparticles are supported on the wall of SiO2. 3DOM K-OMS-2/SiO2 oxide catalysts were firstly used in soot particle oxidation reaction and they show very high catalytic activities. The high activities of K-OMS-2/SiO2 oxide catalysts can be assigned to three possible reasons: macroporous effect of 3DOM structure for improving contact between soot and catalyst, microporous effect of K-OMS-2 for adsorption of small gas molecules and interaction of K and Mn for activation of gas molecules...
April 26, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442773/efficacy-of-recent-emissions-controls-on-road-vehicles-in-europe-and-implications-for-public-health
#3
Roy M Harrison, David C Beddows
Road traffic is a major source of urban air pollution responsible for substantial premature mortality. Until recently, attention has focussed primarily on exhaust emissions of particulate matter from traffic as a causal factor. From analysis of air quality measurement data from the UK and France, we demonstrate that road traffic exhaust has a far greater impact on concentrations of nitrogen dioxide than of PM2.5. PM2.5 and carbonaceous particle concentrations have been declining appreciably since 2010/11 due to the use of diesel particle filters, but little change is seen in nitrogen dioxide over the period from 1995 to 2015...
April 25, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442237/long-term-ert-monitoring-of-biogeochemical-changes-of-an-aged-hydrocarbon-contamination
#4
David Caterina, Adrian Flores Orozco, Frédéric Nguyen
Adequate management of contaminated sites requires information with improved spatio-temporal resolution, in particular to assess bio-geochemical processes, such as the transformation and degradation of contaminants, precipitation of minerals or changes in groundwater geochemistry occurring during and after remediation procedures. Electrical Resistivity Tomography (ERT), a geophysical method sensitive to pore-fluid and pore-geometry properties, permits to gain quasi-continuous information about subsurface properties in real-time and has been consequently widely used for the characterization of hydrocarbon-impacted sediments...
April 10, 2017: Journal of Contaminant Hydrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437857/influence-of-inflammation-and-nitric-oxide-upon-platelet-aggregation-following-deposition-of-diesel-exhaust-particles-in-the-airways
#5
E Smyth, A Solomon, M A Birrell, M J Smallwood, P G Winyard, T D Tetley, M Emerson
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Exposure to nanoparticulate pollution has been implicated in platelet-driven thrombotic events such as myocardial infarction. Inflammation and impairment of nitric oxide (NO) bioavailability have been proposed as potential causative mechanisms. It is unclear, however, whether airways exposure to combustion-derived nanoparticles such as diesel exhaust particles (DEP) or carbon black (CB) can augment platelet aggregation in vivo and the underlying mechanisms remain undefined...
April 24, 2017: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435267/the-acute-pulmonary-and-thrombotic-effects-of-cerium-oxide-nanoparticles-after-intratracheal-instillation-in-mice
#6
Abderrahim Nemmar, Suhail Al-Salam, Sumaya Beegam, Priya Yuvaraju, Badreldin H Ali
Cerium oxide nanoparticles (CeO2 NPs), used as a diesel fuel catalyst, can be emitted into the ambient air, resulting in exposure to humans by inhalation. Recent studies have reported the development of lung toxicity after pulmonary exposure to CeO2 NPs. However, little is known about the possible thrombotic effects of these NPs. The present study investigated the acute (24 hours) effect of intratracheal (IT) instillation of either CeO2 NPs (0.1 or 0.5 mg/kg) or saline (control) on pulmonary and systemic inflammation and oxidative stress and thrombosis in mice...
2017: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433169/effectiveness-of-n-o-carboxymethyl-chitosan-on-destabilization-of-marine-diesel-diesel-and-marine-2t-oil-for-oil-spill-treatment
#7
Bhairavi Doshi, Eveliina Repo, Juha P Heiskanen, Juho Antti Sirviö, Mika Sillanpää
Oil spills are the significant sources of hydrocarbons entering in the receiving aquatic environment. An efficient method to remove hydrocarbons from water resources is adsorption. In this study, water soluble N,O-carboxymethyl chitosan (NO-CS) was synthesized by carboxymethylation of chitosan in a hydro-alcoholic medium at 50°C by chloroacetic acid. The polymer was characterized through degree of deacetylation, degree of substitution, FTIR and (1)H NMR. Effectiveness of NO-CS as an adsorbent was studied as a function of dosage, salinity and pH to destabilize the Marine diesel (Oil-1), Diesel (Oil-2) and Marine-2T oil (Oil-3) into small oil droplets of less than 100μm...
July 1, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431378/development-of-novel-alternative-biodiesel-fuels-for-reducing-pm-emissions-and-pm-related-genotoxicity
#8
Po-Ming Yang, Chia-Chi Wang, Ying-Chi Lin, Syu-Ruei Jhang, Li-Jung Lin, Yuan-Chung Lin
This paper intend to investigate the effects of biodiesel fuel blends comprising of waste-cooking oil and butanol-diesel (B10W10-B10W40) under steady-state conditions. Both particulate organic carbon (OC) and PM including PM2.5 and PM10 significantly decreased with the increasing percentage of biodiesel fuel blends. The fuel blend of B10W40 also demonstrated the most effective function in reducing the emissions of PM10 and PM2.5 in the volume by 59.4% and 57.7%, respectively. Moreover, the emissions of nitrogen oxides decreased with the blending of B10W10-B10W40 (13...
April 18, 2017: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427676/ultrasonic-assisted-reactive-extraction-is-a-fast-and-easy-method-for-biodiesel-production-from-jatropha-curcas-oilseeds
#9
Gajendra Kumar
The alkyl ester of vegetable oil represents as an alternative fuel for diesel engines which is to reduce the cost of biodiesel by increasing the efficiency of biodiesel production by single step reaction i.e. production of biodiesel by combing extraction of oil from oilseed and reaction of extract with alcohol by using ultrasonication. This process is called ultrasonic reactive-extraction. It consists of the investigation of the optimum conditions i.e. seed size >1-<2, molar ratio oilseed to methanol 1:100, catalyst concentration 1...
July 2017: Ultrasonics Sonochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427549/lung-diseases-associated-with-hydrocarbon-exposure
#10
REVIEW
Stephen J Connellan
The human race has been exposed to the potential toxicity of hydrocarbons, whether by the inhaled or ingested route, for thousands of years and the consequent inflammatory reaction in the lungs depends on the degree of exposure, volatility and viscosity of the particular hydrocarbon in question. Heating, lighting, transportation, industry and nature all provide the potential for both inhalation and/or ingestion of hydrocarbons. Some forms, such as those related to petroleum products, e.g. diesel exhaust particles (DEP) and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH) have been shown to cause both malignant and non-malignant respiratory diseases...
May 2017: Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427010/leveraging-microbial-biosynthetic-pathways-for-the-generation-of-drop-in-biofuels
#11
REVIEW
Amin Zargar, Constance B Bailey, Robert W Haushalter, Christopher B Eiben, Leonard Katz, Jay D Keasling
Advances in retooling microorganisms have enabled bioproduction of 'drop-in' biofuels, fuels that are compatible with existing spark-ignition, compression-ignition, and gas-turbine engines. As the majority of petroleum consumption in the United States consists of gasoline (47%), diesel fuel and heating oil (21%), and jet fuel (8%), 'drop-in' biofuels that replace these petrochemical sources are particularly attractive. In this review, we discuss the application of aldehyde decarbonylases to produce gasoline substitutes from fatty acid products, a recently crystallized reductase that could hydrogenate jet fuel precursors from terpene synthases, and the exquisite control of polyketide synthases to produce biofuels with desired physical properties (e...
April 17, 2017: Current Opinion in Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426205/euro-6-unregulated-pollutant-characterization-and-statistical-analysis-of-aftertreatment-device-and-driving-condition-impact-on-recent-passenger-car-emissions
#12
Simon Martinet, Yao Liu, Cédric Louis, Patrick Tassel, Pascal Perret, Agnès Chaumond, Michel Andre
This study aims to measure and analyze unregulated compound emissions for two Euro 6 diesel and gasoline vehicles. The vehicles were tested on a chassis dynamometer under various driving cycles: Artemis driving cycles (urban, road and motorway), the New European Driving Cycle (NEDC) and the World Harmonized Light-Duty Test Cycle (WLTC) for Europe, and world approval cycles. The emissions of unregulated compounds - such as total particle number (PN) (over 5.6 nm), black carbon (BC), NO2, BTEX (benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene and xylene), carbonyl compounds and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) - were measured with several on-line devices and different samples were collected using cartridges and quartz filters...
April 20, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424616/whole-blood-cytokine-response-to-local-traffic-related-particulate-matter-in-peruvian-children-with-and-without-asthma
#13
Jesse P Negherbon, Karina Romero, D'Ann L Williams, Rafael E Guerrero-Preston, Thomas Hartung, Alan L Scott, Patrick N Breysse, William Checkley, Nadia N Hansel
This study sought to investigate if acute phase immune responses of whole blood from Peruvian children with controlled and uncontrolled asthma differed from children without asthma, following exposure to traffic-related particulate matter (TRPM). TRPM, including particulate matter from diesel combustion, has been shown to stimulate acute airway inflammation in individuals with and without asthma. For this study, a whole blood assay (WBA) was used to test peripheral whole blood samples from 27 children with asthma, and 12 without asthma...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417440/developmental-neurotoxicity-of-traffic-related-air-pollution-focus-on-autism
#14
REVIEW
Lucio G Costa, Yu-Chi Chang, Toby B Cole
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Epidemiological and animal studies suggest that air pollution may negatively affect the central nervous system (CNS) and contribute to CNS diseases. Traffic-related air pollution is a major contributor to global air pollution, and diesel exhaust (DE) is its most important component. RECENT FINDINGS: Several studies suggest that young individuals may be particularly susceptible to air pollution-induced neurotoxicity and that perinatal exposure may cause or contribute to developmental disabilities and behavioral abnormalities...
April 17, 2017: Current Environmental Health Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412649/proinflammatory-effects-of-diesel-exhaust-particles-from-moderate-blend-concentrations-of-1st-and-2nd-generation-biodiesel-in-beas-2b-bronchial-epithelial-cells-the-fuelhealth-project
#15
Tonje S Skuland, Magne Refsnes, Pål Magnusson, Michał Oczkowski, Joanna Gromadzka-Ostrowska, Marcin Kruszewski, Remigiusz Mruk, Oddvar Myhre, Anna Lankoff, Johan Øvrevik
Biodiesel fuel fuels are introduced at an increasing extent as a more carbon-neutral alternative to reduce CO2-emissions, compared to conventional diesel fuel. In the present study we have investigated the impact of increasing the use of 1st generation fatty acid methyl ester (FAME) biodiesel from current 7% blend (B7) to 20% blend (B20), or by increasing the biodiesel content by adding 2nd generation hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO) based biodiesel (SHB; Synthetic Hydrocarbon Biofuel) on toxicity of diesel exhaust particles (DEP) in an in vitro system...
April 5, 2017: Environmental Toxicology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410499/comparing-the-impact-of-ultrafine-particles-from-petrodiesel-and-biodiesel-combustion-to-bacterial-metabolism-by-targeted-hplc-ms-ms-metabolic-profiling
#16
Fanyi Zhong, Mengyang Xu, Katie Schelli, Joshua Rutowski, Britt A Holmén, Jiangjiang Zhu
Alterations of gut bacterial metabolism play an important role in their host metabolism, and can result in diseases such as obesity and diabetes. While many factors were discovered influencing the gut bacterial metabolism, exposure to ultrafine particles (UFPs) from engine combustions were recently proposed to be a potential risk factor for the perturbation of gut bacterial metabolism, and consequentially to obesity and diabetes development. This study focused on evaluation of how UFPs from diesel engine combustions impact gut bacterial metabolism...
April 11, 2017: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400208/diesel-exhaust-particles-dep-pre-exposure-contributes-to-the-anti-oxidant-response-impairment-in-hcmec-d3-during-post-oxygen-and-glucose-deprivation-damage
#17
Francesca Farina, Elena Lonati, Anna Brambilla, Roberta Dal Magro, Chiara Milani, Laura Botto, Giulio Sancini, Paola Palestini, Alessandra Bulbarelli
Recently, air pollution has been identified as a significant modifiable risk factor to the increasing stroke burden. Diesel exhaust particles, characterized by high polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons content, constitute an important component of outdoor air pollution and is known to cause oxidative stress, and could therefore contribute to and exacerbate the effects of ROS in post-ischemic injury. hCMEC/D3 cells have been submitted to 48h treatment with diesel exhaust particles (25μg/ml and 50μg/ml, DEP50) or alternatively to 3h of oxygen and glucose deprivation, followed by 1h of oxygen and glucose restoration...
April 8, 2017: Toxicology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395241/spatial-variations-in-ambient-ultrafine-particle-concentrations-and-the-risk-of-incident-prostate-cancer-a-case-control-study
#18
Scott Weichenthal, Eric Lavigne, Marie-France Valois, Marianne Hatzopoulou, Keith Van Ryswyk, Maryam Shekarrizfard, Paul J Villeneuve, Mark S Goldberg, Marie-Elise Parent
BACKGROUND: Diesel exhaust contains large numbers of ultrafine particles (UFPs, <0.1µm) and is a recognized human carcinogen. However, epidemiological studies have yet to evaluate the relationship between UFPs and cancer incidence. METHODS: We conducted a case-control study of UFPs and incident prostate cancer in Montreal, Canada. Cases were identified from all main Francophone hospitals in the Montreal area between 2005 and 2009. Population controls were identified from provincial electoral lists of French Montreal residents and frequency-matched to cases using 5-year age groups...
April 7, 2017: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392888/cerium-oxide-nanoparticles-in-lung-acutely-induce-oxidative-stress-inflammation-and-dna-damage-in-various-organs-of-mice
#19
Abderrahim Nemmar, Priya Yuvaraju, Sumaya Beegam, Mohamed A Fahim, Badreldin H Ali
CeO2 nanoparticles (CeO2 NPs) which are used as a diesel fuel additive are emitted in the particulate phase in the exhaust, posing a health concern. However, limited information exists regarding the in vivo acute toxicity of CeO2 NPs on multiple organs. Presently, we investigated the acute (24 h) effects of intratracheally instilled CeO2 NPs in mice (0.5 mg/kg) on oxidative stress, inflammation, and DNA damage in major organs including lung, heart, liver, kidneys, spleen, and brain. Lipid peroxidation measured by malondialdehyde production was increased in the lungs only, and reactive oxygen species were increased in the lung, heart, kidney, and brain...
2017: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391952/an-estimation-of-vehicle-kilometer-traveled-and-on-road-emissions-using-the-traffic-volume-and-travel-speed-on-road-links-in-incheon-city
#20
Sungwoon Jung, Jounghwa Kim, Jeongsoo Kim, Dahee Hong, Dongjoo Park
The objective of this study is to estimate the vehicle kilometer traveled (VKT) and on-road emissions using the traffic volume in urban. We estimated two VKT; one is based on registered vehicles and the other is based on traffic volumes. VKT for registered vehicles was 2.11 times greater than that of the applied traffic volumes because each VKT estimation method is different. Therefore, we had to define the inner VKT is moved VKT inner in urban to compare two values. Also, we focused on freight modes because these are discharged much air pollutant emissions...
April 2017: Journal of Environmental Sciences (China)
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