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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
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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
#2
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729072/recycling-of-food-waste-for-fuel-precursors-using-an-integrated-bio-refinery-approach
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O P Karthikeyan, H T Nguyen Hao, Ali Razaghi, Kirsten Heimann
The main aim was to integrate FW-recycling with cultivation of Rhodotorula glutinis and anaerobic digestion (AD) for bio-energy and -fuel recovery. Mixed FW was mechanically macerated (Pcon) and hydrolysed (at 250gL(-1) water) via chemical (Ch), thermal (Th) and TCh (combined Ch and Th) treatments. Cleared hydrolysates from individual pre-treatment processes were used as culture medium for cultivation of R. glutinis, while the residual solids (RS) were subjected to AD. Pcon cultivation yielded maximal R. glutinis dry weight biomass (5...
June 26, 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728133/zebrafish-have-an-ethanol-inducible-hepatic-4-nitrophenol-hydroxylase-that-is-not-cyp2e1-like
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Jessica H Hartman, Jordan S Kozal, Richard T Di Giulio, Joel N Meyer
Zebrafish are an attractive model organism for toxicology; however, an important consideration in translating between species is xenobiotic metabolism/bioactivation. CYP2E1 metabolizes small hydrophobic molecules, e.g. ethanol, cigarette smoke, and diesel exhaust components. CYP2E1 is thought to only be conserved in mammals, but recent reports identified homologous zebrafish cytochrome P450s. Herein, ex vivo biochemical measurements show that unlike mammals, zebrafish possess a low-affinity 4-nitrophenol hydroxylase (Km ∼0...
July 10, 2017: Environmental Toxicology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726834/ditching-diesel-won-t-clear-the-air
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July 17, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722541/nox-emission-calculations-for-bulk-carriers-by-using-engine-power-probabilities-as-weighting-factors
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Chih-Wen Cheng, Jian Hua, Daw-Shang Hwang
An important marine pollution issue identified by the International Maritime Organization is NOx emissions; however, the stipulated method for determining the NOx certification value does not reflect the actual high emission factors of slow-speed two-stroke diesel engines over long-term slow steaming. In this study, an accurate method is presented for calculating the NOx emission factors and total amount of NOx emissions by using the actual power probabilities of the diesel engines in four types of bulk carriers...
July 19, 2017: Journal of the Air & Waste Management Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719822/heavy-truck-restrictions-and-air-quality-implications-in-s%C3%A3-o-paulo-brazil
#7
Pedro José Pérez-Martínez, María de Fátima Andrade, Regina Maura de Miranda
This study quantified the effects of traffic restrictions on diesel fuel heavy vehicles (HVs) on the air quality of the Bandeirantes corridor using hourly data obtained by continuous monitoring of traffic and air quality at sites located on this avenue. The study addressed the air quality of a city impacted by vehicular emissions and that PM10 and NOX concentrations are mainly due to diesel burning. Data collection was split into two time periods, a period of no traffic constraint on HVs (Nov 2008 and 2009) and a period of constraint (Nov 2010, 2011 and 2012)...
July 15, 2017: Journal of Environmental Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718020/critical-aggregates-concentration-of-fatty-esters-present-in-biodiesel-determined-by-turbidity-and-fluorescence
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Sandro Froehner, Juan Sánez, Luiz Fernando Dombroski, Maria Paula Gracioto
Biodiesel for combustible engine is available as mixture of fossil diesel and fatty esters obtained by transesterification of vegetable oils. The use of biodiesel reduces the amount of SOx, mainly. However, it was already observed that biodiesel has a different behavior in environment in cases of accidental spill and groundwater contamination. It was noticed that the biodegradation of hydrocarbons (cyclic and aliphatic) in the presence of biodiesel are speeded, although the mechanism is still unclear. Considering the chemical structure of fatty esters, it was investigated the formation of aggregates in water solution by fatty esters present in commercial biodiesel...
July 17, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714748/no-adverse-lung-effects-of-7-and-28-day-inhalation-exposure-of-rats-to-emissions-from-petrodiesel-fuel-containing-20-rapeseed-methyl-esters-b20-with-and-without-particulate-filter-the-fuelhealth-project
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Pål Magnusson, Michał Oczkowski, Johan Øvrevik, Malgorzata Gajewska, Jacek Wilczak, Jacek Biedrzycki, Katarzyna Dziendzikowska, Dariusz Kamola, Tomasz Królikowski, Marcin Kruszewski, Anna Lankoff, Remigiusz Mruk, Gunnar Brunborg, Christine Instanes, Joanna Gromadzka-Ostrowska, Oddvar Myhre
Increased use of biofuels raises concerns about health effects of new emissions. We analyzed relative lung health effects, on Fisher 344 rats, of diesel engine exhausts emissions (DEE) from a Euro 5-classified diesel engine running on petrodiesel fuel containing 20% rapeseed methyl esters (B20) with and without diesel particulate filter (DPF). One group of animals was exposed to DEE for 7 days (6 h/day), and another group for 28 days (6 h/day, 5 days/week), both with and without DPF. The animals (n = 7/treatment) were exposed in whole body exposure chambers...
July 17, 2017: Inhalation Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714306/meta-analysis-and-harmonization-of-life-cycle-assessment-lca-studies-for-algae-biofuels
#10
Qingshi Tu, Matthew J Eckelman, Julie B Zimmerman
Algae biodiesel (BioD) and renewable diesel (RD) have been recognized as potential solutions to mitigate fossil fuel consumption and the associated environmental issues. Life cycle assessment (LCA) has been used by many researchers to evaluate the potential environmental impacts of these algae-derived fuels yielding a wide range of results, in some cases even differing on indicating if these fuels are preferred to petroleum-derived or not. This meta-analysis reviews the methodological preferences and results for energy consumption, greenhouse gas emissions and water consumption for 54 LCA studies that considered algae BioD and RD...
July 17, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711569/the-influence-of-land-use-on-source-apportionment-and-risk-assessment-of-polycyclic-aromatic-hydrocarbons-in-road-deposited-sediment
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Jin Zhang, Junwei Wu, Pei Hua, Zhonghua Zhao, Lei Wu, Gongduan Fan, Yun Bai, Thomas Kaeseberg, Peter Krebs
The pollution load of urban runoff is boosted due to the washing away of road-deposited sediment (RDS). Therefore, a source-oriented mitigation strategy is essential to integrated stormwater management. This study showcases the influence of land use dependent source apportionment and risk assessment of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in RDS. Samples were collected from areas of different land uses, including commercial city centre, highway, residential rural and campus areas. According to the positive matrix factorisation (PMF) receptor model, different primary sources were identified at different land use areas...
July 13, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710502/indicators-of-marine-pollution-in-the-north-pacific-ocean
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Tanya M Brown, Hideshige Takada
The complex nature of ocean pollution underscores the utility in identifying and characterizing a limited number of "indicators" that enables scientists and managers to track trends over space and time. This paper introduces a special issue on indicators of marine pollution in the North Pacific Ocean and builds on a scientific session that was held at the North Pacific Marine Science Organization. The special issue highlights studies using a variety of indicators to provide insight into the identification of legacy and emerging contaminants, the ranking of priority pollutants from various sources, and the effects of contaminants on ecosystem health in the North Pacific Ocean...
July 14, 2017: Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706240/gasoline-cars-produce-more-carbonaceous-particulate-matter-than-modern-filter-equipped-diesel-cars
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S M Platt, I El Haddad, S M Pieber, A A Zardini, R Suarez-Bertoa, M Clairotte, K R Daellenbach, R-J Huang, J G Slowik, S Hellebust, B Temime-Roussel, N Marchand, J de Gouw, J L Jimenez, P L Hayes, A L Robinson, U Baltensperger, C Astorga, A S H Prévôt
Carbonaceous particulate matter (PM), comprising black carbon (BC), primary organic aerosol (POA) and secondary organic aerosol (SOA, from atmospheric aging of precursors), is a highly toxic vehicle exhaust component. Therefore, understanding vehicle pollution requires knowledge of both primary emissions, and how these emissions age in the atmosphere. We provide a systematic examination of carbonaceous PM emissions and parameterisation of SOA formation from modern diesel and gasoline cars at different temperatures (22, -7 °C) during controlled laboratory experiments...
July 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702919/experimental-investigation-of-performance-and-emissions-of-a-vcr-diesel-engine-fuelled-with-n-butanol-diesel-blends-under-varying-engine-parameters
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Ashish Nayyar, Dilip Sharma, Shyam Lal Soni, Alok Mathur
The continuous rise in the cost of fossil fuels as well as in environmental pollution has attracted research in the area of clean alternative fuels for improving the performance and emissions of internal combustion (IC) engines. In the present work, n-butanol is treated as a bio-fuel and investigations have been made to evaluate the feasibility of replacing diesel with a suitable n-butanol-diesel blend. In the current research, an experimental investigation was carried out on a variable compression ratio CI engine with n-butanol-diesel blends (10-25% by volume) to determine the optimum blending ratio and optimum operating parameters of the engine for reduced emissions...
July 13, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699010/chemical-characterization-of-size-segregated-pm-from-different-public-transport-modes-and-implications-of-source-specific-contribution-to-public-exposure
#15
Sabrina Yanan Jiang, Nirmal Kumar Gali, Fenhuan Yang, Junke Zhang, Zhi Ning
To investigate the chemical properties of particulate matter (PM) in different public transport microenvironments in Hong Kong, the coarse (2.5-10 μm) and fine (<2.5 μm) PM samples were collected in three different types of transport modes including Mass Transit Railway (MTR)-Aboveground (AG), MTR Underground (UG), and Bus routes from October 2013 to April 2014. Average PM2.5 concentrations through UG, AG, and Bus routes were 47.9, 86.8, and 43.8 μg m(-3), respectively, whereas the coarse PM concentrations were 4-5 folds less...
July 11, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697424/peak-exposures-to-main-components-of-ash-and-gaseous-diesel-exhausts-in-closed-and-open-ash-loading-stations-at-biomass-fuelled-power-plants
#16
Juha Laitinen, Hanna Koponen, Olli Sippula, Kirsi Korpijärvi, Mika Jumpponen, Sirpa Laitinen, Marjaleena Aatamila, Jarkko Tissari, Tommi Karhunen, Kari Ojanen, Jorma Jokiniemi, Leena Korpinen
Fly and bottom ashes are collected at power plants to reduce the environmental effects of energy production. However, handling the ashes causes health problems for operators, maintenance workers and truck drivers at the power plants. Hence, we evaluated ash loaders' peak inhalation exposures to the chemical components of ash and diesel exhausts in open and closed ash loading stations at biomass-fuelled combined heat and power plants. We also carried out chemical and morphological analyses of the ashes to evaluate their health hazard potential in order to find practical technical measures to reduce workers' exposure...
July 4, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696913/linking-physiological-parameters-to-perturbations-in-the-human-exposome-environmental-exposures-modify-blood-pressure-and-lung-function-via-inflammatory-cytokine-pathway
#17
Matthew A Stiegel, Joachim D Pleil, Jon R Sobus, Tina Stevens, Michael C Madden
Human biomonitoring is an indispensable tool for evaluating the systemic effects derived from external stressors including environmental pollutants, chemicals from consumer products, and pharmaceuticals. The aim of this study was to explore consequences of environmental exposures to diesel exhaust (DE) and ozone (O3) and ultimately to interpret these parameters from the perspective of in vitro to in vivo extrapolation. In particular, the objective was to use cytokine expression at the cellular level as a biomarker for physiological systemic responses such as blood pressure and lung function at the systemic level...
July 11, 2017: Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695623/simultaneous-valorization-and-biocatalytic-upgrading-of-heavy-vacuum-gas-oil-by-the-biosurfactant-producing-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-ak6u
#18
Wael Ahmed Ismail, Magdy El-Said Mohamed, Maysoon N Awadh, Christian Obuekwe, Ashraf M El Nayal
Heavy vacuum gas oil (HVGO) is a complex and viscous hydrocarbon stream that is produced as the bottom side product from the vacuum distillation units in petroleum refineries. HVGO is conventionally treated with thermochemical process, which is costly and environmentally polluting. Here, we investigate two petroleum biotechnology applications, namely valorization and bioupgrading, as green approaches for valorization and upgrading of HVGO. The Pseudomonas aeruginosa AK6U strain grew on 20% v/v of HVGO as a sole carbon and sulfur source...
July 11, 2017: Microbial Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692002/impact-of-work-task-related-acute-occupational-smoke-exposures-on-select-proinflammatory-immune-parameters-in-wildland-firefighters
#19
Anna M Adetona, Olorunfemi Adetona, Robert M Gogal, David Diaz-Sanchez, Stephen L Rathbun, Luke P Naeher
OBJECTIVE: A repeated measures study was used to assess the effect of work tasks on select proinflammatory biomarkers in firefighters working at prescribed burns. METHODS: Ten firefighters and two volunteers were monitored for particulate matter and carbon monoxide on workdays, January to July 2015. Before and after workshift dried blood spots were analyzed for inflammatory mediators using the Meso Scale Discovery assay, while blood smears were used to assess leukocyte parameters...
July 2017: Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688736/growth-studies-on-microalgae-euglena-sanguinea-in-various-natural-eco-friendly-composite-media-to-optimize-the-lipid-productivity
#20
Ajith J Kings, R Edwin Raj, L R Monisha Miriam, M Adhi Visvanathan
The environmental and culture conditions of a potential microalgae Euglena sanguinea were optimized for maximizing the biomass productivity. It was found that the organic macronutrient from poultry litter and organic micronutrient of seaweed extract are very effective to enhance the lipid production. Complementing, these organic nutrients with commercial NPK fertilizer, boost up the lipid productivity by 30.9% in comparison with the established standard Euglena medium. The fatty acid profile of the extracted oil by GC-MS reveals its conformity with commercial diesel...
June 26, 2017: Bioresource Technology
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