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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088118/histidine-functionalized-carbon-based-dot-zinc-ii-nanoparticles-as-a-novel-stabilizer-for-pickering-emulsion-synthesis-of-polystyrene-microspheres
#1
Li Ruiyi, Li Zaijun, Liu Junkang
Carbon-based dots (CDs) are nanoparticles with size-dependent optical and electronic properties that have been widely applied in energy-efficient displays and lighting, photovoltaic devices and biological markers. However, conventional CDs are difficult to be used as ideal stabilizer for Pickering emulsion due to its irrational amphiphilic structure. The study designed and synthesized a new histidine-functionalized carbon dot-Zinc(II) nanoparticles, which is termed as His-CD-Zn. The His-CD was made via one-step hydrothermal treatment of histidine and maleic acid...
January 5, 2017: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088081/lead-pb-2-and-copper-cu-2-remediation-from-water-using-superparamagnetic-maghemite-%C3%AE-fe2o3-nanoparticles-synthesized-by-flame-spray-pyrolysis-fsp
#2
Shalini Rajput, Lok P Singh, Charles U Pittman, Dinesh Mohan
Superparamagnetic maghemite (γ-Fe2O3) nanoparticles of controllable morphology were successfully synthesized using a flame spray pyrolysis (FSP) technique. Their physico-chemical properties, size, morphology, and surface chemistries were determined using X-ray diffraction (XRD), Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), selected area electron diffraction patterns (SAED), SEM-EDX, scanning electron microscopy (SEM), and pHZPC(6.3). Elemental contents before and after adsorption were identified using energy dispersive X-ray fluorescence (ED-XRF), energy dispersive X-ray analysis (EDX) and elemental mapping...
November 27, 2016: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081505/practicability-of-monitoring-soil-cd-hg-and-pb-pollution-based-on-a-geochemical-survey-in-china
#3
Xueqi Xia, Zhongfang Yang, Guocheng Li, Tao Yu, Qingye Hou, Admire Muchimamui Mutelo
Repeated visiting, i.e., sampling and analysis at two or more temporal points, is one of the important ways of monitoring soil heavy metal contamination. However, with the concern about the cost, determination of the number of samples and the temporal interval, and their capability to detect a certain change is a key technical problem to be solved. This depends on the spatial variation of the parameters in the monitoring units. The "National Multi-Purpose Regional Geochemical Survey" (NMPRGS) project in China, acquired the spatial distribution of heavy metals using a high density sampling method in the most arable regions in China...
December 19, 2016: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081492/hassle-free-synthesis-of-nanodimensional-ni-cu-and-zn-sulfides-for-spectral-sensing-of-hg-cd-and-pb-a-comparative-study
#4
Zarina Ansari, Shib Shankar Singha, Abhijit Saha, Kamalika Sen
A simple room temperature synthesis method of Ni, Cu and Zn sulfide nanoparticles (NPs) in aqueous medium is reported here. The NPs stabilized in aqueous medium by the citrate ions were characterized by UV-vis, ζ potentials, TEM and Raman spectroscopic techniques. The solid NPs could be isolated from the aqueous medium when allowed to stand for a prolonged time (~20h). The solids were also characterized by IR and powder X-ray analysis. The nanoparticles were further used for the development of facile optical sensing and detection of heavy metal ions at trace scale...
January 4, 2017: Spectrochimica Acta. Part A, Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081365/visualizing-arsenate-reactions-and-encapsulation-in-a-single-zero-valent-iron-nanoparticle
#5
Lan Ling, Wei-Xian Zhang
A nanostructure-based mechanism is presented on the enrichment, separation and immobilization of arsenic with nanoscale Zero-Valent Iron (nZVI). The As-Fe reactions are studied with Spherical Aberration Corrected Scanning Transmission Electron Microscopy (Cs-STEM). Near atomic-resolution (<1 nm3) electron tomography discovers a thin continuous layer (23±3 Å) of elemental arsenic sandwiched between the iron oxide shell and the zero-valent iron core. This points to a unique mechanism of nano-encapsulation and proves that the outer layer, especially the Fe(0)/oxide interface is the edge of the As-Fe reactions...
January 12, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28080899/health-and-nutritional-assessment-of-free-ranging-eastern-indigo-snakes-drymarchon-couperi-in-georgia-united-states
#6
S Emmanuelle Knafo, Terry M Norton, Mark Mitchell, Dirk J Stevenson, Natalie Hyslop, Robert Poppenga, Marcie Oliva, Tai Chen, Carolyn Cray, Samantha E J Gibbs, Lance Durden, Nancy Stedman, Stephen Divers, Ellen Dierenfeld
Clinical pathology and nutritional parameters are useful in evaluating and monitoring threatened and endangered wildlife populations, but reference ranges for most snake species are lacking. From 2001 to 2005, health assessments were performed on 58 eastern indigo snakes (EIS) (Drymarchon couperi) captured in the wild in southeastern Georgia, United States. Health and nutritional assessments performed included hematology, serum biochemistry, fat-soluble vitamins, heavy metals, pesticide contaminants, parasitology, and surveys of other pathogens...
December 2016: Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine: Official Publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079959/removal-of-multiple-contaminants-from-water-by-polyoxometalate-supported-ionic-liquid-phases-pom-silps
#7
Sven Herrmann, Laura De Matteis, Jesús M de la Fuente, Scott G Mitchell, Carsten Streb
The simultaneous removal of organic, inorganic, and microbial contaminants from water by one material offers significant advantages when fast, facile, and robust water purification is required. Herein, we present a supported ionic liquid phase (SILP) composite where each component targets a specific type of water contaminant: a polyoxometalate-ionic liquid (POM-IL) is immobilized on porous silica, giving the heterogeneous SILP. The water-insoluble POM-IL is composed of antimicrobial alkylammonium cations and lacunary polyoxometalate anions with heavy-metal binding sites...
January 12, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079364/dna-modified-fe3o4-au-magnetic-nanoparticles-as-selective-probes-for-simultaneous-detection-of-heavy-metal-ions
#8
Peng Miao, Yuguo Tang, Lei Wang
Driven by the urgent need to detect trace heavy metal ions in various real water samples, this article demonstrates for the first time an electrochemical biosensor based on DNA modified Fe3O4@Au magnetic nanoparticles (NPs). Three DNA probes are designed to contain certain mismatched base pairs. One is thiolated and modified on the surface of Fe3O4@Au NPs (DNA 1). The other two probes (DNA 2 and 3) are labeled with two independent electrochemical species. Stable structures of cytosine-Ag+-cytosine and thymine-Hg2+-thymine formed in the presence of Ag+ and Hg2+ can assist the hybridization of DNA 1/DNA 2 and DNA 1/DNA 3, which locate corresponding electrochemical species onto the surface of the magnetic NPs...
January 12, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078980/bioremediation-of-toxic-heavy-metals-a-patent-review
#9
Neelam Verma, Rajni Sharma
BACKGROUND: The global industrialization is fulfilling the demands of modern population at the cost of environmental exposure to various contaminants including heavy metals. These heavy metals affect water and soil quality. Moreover these enter into the food chain and exhibit their lethal effects on the human health even when present at slightly higher concentration than required for normal metabolism. To the worst of their part, the heavy metals may become carcinogenic. Henceforth, the efficient removal of heavy metals is the demand of sustainable development...
January 11, 2017: Recent Patents on Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075564/spatio-temporal-trends-of-heavy-metals-in-indo-pacific-humpback-dolphins-sousa-chinensis-from-the-western-pearl-river-estuary-china
#10
Duan Gui, Riqing Yu, Leszek Karczmarski, Yulong Ding, Haifei Zhang, Yong Sun, Mei Zhang, Yuping Wu
We assessed the spatio-temporal trends of the concentrations of 11 heavy metals (HMs) in the liver and kidney of Indo-Pacific humpback dolphins (Sousa chinensis) from western Pearl River Estuary (PRE) during 2004-2015. The hepatic levels of Cr, As and Cu in these dolphins were among the highest reported for cetaceans globally, and the levels of Zn, Cu and Hg were sufficiently high to cause toxicological effects in some of the animals. Between same age-sex groups, dolphins from Lingdingyang were significantly more contaminated with Hg, Se and V than those from the West-four region, while the opposite was true for Cd...
January 11, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074835/topological-dirac-nodal-lines-and-surface-charges-in-fcc-alkaline-earth-metals
#11
Motoaki Hirayama, Ryo Okugawa, Takashi Miyake, Shuichi Murakami
In nodal-line semimetals, the gaps close along loops in k space, which are not at high-symmetry points. Typical mechanisms for the emergence of nodal lines involve mirror symmetry and the π Berry phase. Here we show via ab initio calculations that fcc calcium (Ca), strontium (Sr) and ytterbium (Yb) have topological nodal lines with the π Berry phase near the Fermi level, when spin-orbit interaction is neglected. In particular, Ca becomes a nodal-line semimetal at high pressure. Owing to nodal lines, the Zak phase becomes either π or 0, depending on the wavevector k, and the π Zak phase leads to surface polarization charge...
January 11, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074227/heavy-metals-in-liver-and-brain-of-waterfowl-from-the-evros-delta-greece
#12
Maria Aloupi, Asimina Karagianni, Savas Kazantzidis, Triantaphyllos Akriotis
The concentrations of six heavy metals (cadmium [Cd], chromium [Cr], copper [Cu], manganese [Mn], lead [Pb], and zinc [Zn]) were determined in liver and brain of nine species of waterfowl from the Evros Delta, one of the most important wetlands in Greece, to assess metal contamination and potential risk to waterfowl. Significant differences among species were found for hepatic Cr, Cu, Pb, and Zn; the highest levels of all metals were found in liver of mute swans. Cd increased significantly with age in both organs of wigeon; some differences were also observed between males and females of the same species...
January 10, 2017: Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074222/regulation-of-membrane-fixation-and-energy-production-conversion-for-adaptation-and-recovery-of-zno-nanoparticle-impacted-nitrosomonas-europaea
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Junkang Wu, Huijie Lu, Guangcan Zhu, Lianghui Chen, Yan Chang, Ran Yu
The ZnO nanoparticle (NP) effects on typical ammonia-oxidizing bacteria, Nitrosomonas europaea in a chemostat bioreactor, and the cells' toxicity adaptation and recovery potentials were explored. Hardly any inhibition was observed when the NP concentration was high up to 10 mg/L. The cells exposed to 50 mg/L ZnO NPs displayed time-dependent impairment and recovery potentials in terms of cell density, membrane integrity, nitrite production rate, and ammonia monooxygenase activity. The 6-h NP stress impaired cells were nearly completely restored during a 12-h recovery incubation, while the longer exposure time would cause irretrievable cell damage...
January 10, 2017: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074219/bioremediation-of-mercury-not-properly-exploited-in-contaminated-soils
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REVIEW
Khandaker Rayhan Mahbub, Md Mezbaul Bahar, Maurizio Labbate, Kannan Krishnan, Stuart Andrews, Ravi Naidu, Mallavarapu Megharaj
Contamination of land and water caused by heavy metal mercury (Hg) poses a serious threat to biota worldwide. The seriousness of toxicity of this neurotoxin is characterized by its ability to augment in food chains and bind to thiol groups in living tissue. Therefore, different remediation approaches have been implemented to rehabilitate Hg-contaminated sites. Bioremediation is considered as cheaper and greener technology than the conventional physico-chemical means. Large-scale use of Hg-volatilizing bacteria are used to clean up Hg-contaminated waters, but there is no such approach to remediate Hg-contaminated soils...
January 10, 2017: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074120/complete-genome-sequence-of-the-heavy-metal-resistant-bacterium-agromyces-aureus-ar33-t-and-comparison-with-related-actinobacteria
#15
Erika Corretto, Livio Antonielli, Angela Sessitsch, Stéphane Compant, Christoph Höfer, Markus Puschenreiter, Günter Brader
Agromyces aureus AR33(T) is a Gram-positive, rod-shaped and motile bacterium belonging to the Microbacteriaceae family in the phylum Actinobacteria that was isolated from a former zinc/lead mining and processing site in Austria. In this study, the whole genome was sequenced and assembled combining sequences obtained from Illumina MiSeq and Sanger sequencing. The assembly resulted in the complete genome sequence which is 4,373,124 bp long and has a GC content of 70.1%. Furthermore, we performed a comparative genomic analysis with other related organisms: 6 Agromyces spp...
2017: Standards in Genomic Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073642/long-term-impact-of-primary-domestic-sewage-on-metal-loid-accumulation-in-drainage-ditch-sediments-plants-and-water-implications-for-phytoremediation-and-restoration
#16
Mathieu Nsenga Kumwimba, Bo Zhu, Fidèle Suanon, Diana Kavidia Muyembe, Mawuli Dzakpasu
We evaluate the long-term performance of a vegetated drainage ditch (VDD) treating domestic sewage with respect to heavy metal/metalloid (HM/M) accumulation in sediments, plants and water. VDD sediment contained significantly higher macro and trace elements compared to an agricultural ditch (AD) sediment. However, concentrations of HM/Ms in VDD sediment were below the ranges considered toxic to plants. Most HM/Ms were efficiently removed in the VDD, whereby removal efficiencies varied between 11% for Al and 89% for K...
January 7, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073600/e-cigarettes-and-urologic-health-a-collaborative-review-of-toxicology-epidemiology-and-potential-risks
#17
REVIEW
Liam Bourke, Linda Bauld, Christopher Bullen, Marcus Cumberbatch, Edward Giovannucci, Farhad Islami, Hayden McRobbie, Debra T Silverman, James W F Catto
CONTEXT: Use of electronic cigarettes (ECs) is on the rise in most high-income countries. Smoking conventional cigarettes is a known risk factor for urologic malignancy incidence, progression, and mortality, as well as for other urologic health indicators. The potential impact of EC use on urologic health is therefore of clinical interest to the urology community. OBJECTIVE: To review the available data on current EC use, including potential benefits in urologic patients, potential issues linked to toxicology of EC constituents, and how this might translate into urologic health risks...
January 7, 2017: European Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073487/distribution-and-ecological-risk-assessment-of-heavy-metals-in-surface-sediments-of-a-typical-restored-mangrove-aquaculture-wetland-in-shenzhen-china
#18
Jianxiang Feng, Xiaoshan Zhu, Hao Wu, Cunxin Ning, Guanghui Lin
The restoration of wetlands has attracted the attention in different countries. Restored coastal wetlands, especially urban wetlands, are sensitive to external pressures. Thus, it is necessary to evaluate the efficiency of the restoration of coastal wetlands, which benefits their management and functional maintenance. In this study, a restored mangrove-aquaculture system in Waterlands Resort at Shenzhen was selected for analysis. The distribution and ecological risk assessment of heavy metals in surface sediments were investigated...
January 7, 2017: Marine Pollution Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073059/role-of-microgel-formation-in-scavenging-of-chromophoric-dissolved-organic-matter-and-heavy-metals-in-a-river-sea-system
#19
Ruei-Feng Shiu, Chon-Lin Lee
We use riverine and marine dissolved organic carbon (DOC) polymers to examine their aggregation behavior, and to evaluate the roles of microgel formation in scavenging of chromophoric dissolved organic matter (CDOM) and heavy metals in a river-sea system. Our results indicate that riverine and marine microgels did not exhibit very much difference in size and self-assembly curve; however, the assembly effectiveness ([microgel]/DOC) of marine samples was much higher than riverine. Instead of concentration of DOC, other factors such as types and sources of DOC polymers may control the microgel abundance in aquatic environments...
January 3, 2017: Journal of Hazardous Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072849/analysis-of-the-importance-of-oxides-and-clays-in-cd-cr-cu-ni-pb-and-zn-adsorption-and-retention-with-regression-trees
#20
Juan José González-Costa, Manuel Joaquín Reigosa, José María Matías, Emma Fernández-Covelo
This study determines the influence of the different soil components and of the cation-exchange capacity on the adsorption and retention of different heavy metals: cadmium, chromium, copper, nickel, lead and zinc. In order to do so, regression models were created through decision trees and the importance of soil components was assessed. Used variables were: humified organic matter, specific cation-exchange capacity, percentages of sand and silt, proportions of Mn, Fe and Al oxides and hematite, and the proportion of quartz, plagioclase and mica, and the proportions of the different clays: kaolinite, vermiculite, gibbsite and chlorite...
2017: PloS One
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