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The International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism 27(3), , was incorrectly paginated. The correct page range for this issue is 197-292. The online versions of these articles have been corrected.
August 2017: International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism
Ashesh Mahto, Rajeev Gupta, Krishna Kanta Ghara, Divesh N Srivastava, Pratyush Maiti, Kalpana D, Paul Zavala-Revira, R Meena, S K Nataraj
This study aims at developing supercapacitor materials from sugar and distillery industry wastes, thereby mediating waste disposal problem through reuse. In a two-step process, biomethanated spent wash (BMSW) was acid treated to produce solid waste sludge and waste water with significantly reduced total organic carbon (TOC) and biological oxygen demand (BOD) content. Further, waste sludge was directly calcined in presence of activating agent ZnCl2 in inert atmosphere resulting in high surface area (730-900m(2)g(-1)) carbon of unique hexagonal morphology...
June 23, 2017: Journal of Hazardous Materials
Yan Feng, Xing Li, Ting Song, Yanzhen Yu, Jingyao Qi
Improving the stimulation effect of electric current density (ECD) on microbial community is critical in designing and operating TDE-BAF. This study investigated the effect of ECD at 0.00, 4.08, 6.12, 12.20, 14.25, 16.30 and 20.20A·m(-2) on the removal performance, diversity and structure of microbial community in TDE-BAF. Results indicated that the ECD of 14.25A·m(-2) exhibited the highest COD, TOC and NH4(+)-N average removal rates with 93.33%, 91.26% and 93.87%, respectively; Under high ECD, especially exceeding 14...
July 1, 2017: Bioresource Technology
Shu Zhang, Yunfei Tian, Hongling Yin, Yubin Su, Li Wu, Xiandeng Hou, Chengbin Zheng
Currently, no applicable analyzers are available to accomplish online and continuous monitoring of organic pollution, which is one of the most important factors contributing to water shortages around the world, particularly in developing countries. In this work, a sensitive, miniaturized, inexpensive, on-line and continuous non-purgeable organic carbon (NPOC) analysis system was developed for the continuous monitoring of such organic pollution. This system consists of a specially designed and high efficiency UV photo-oxidation vapor generation (HE-POVG) reactor and a miniaturized, low power (7 W) point discharge microplasma optical emission spectrometer (PD-OES)...
July 14, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
Xiaobin Jia, Wenyun Luo, Xueqian Wu, Haobin Wei, Baoli Wang, Waiwai Phyoe, Fushun Wang
The Xin'an Reservoir is an important water supply source and water conservation area for the Qiantang River. However, after the occurrence of the two algae blooms in 1998 and 1999, the safety of water quality has been put into question. In order to study the historical deposition of nutrients, sediment cores were collected in different regions from the Xin'an Reservoir. The stable isotopes δ(13)C and δ(15)N, nutrients, total organic carbon (TOC), and inorganic carbon (IC) in the sediment cores were determined...
July 13, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
Qing Gong, Xiangdong Wang, Laishi Zhao, Stephen E Grasby, Zhong-Qiang Chen, Lei Zhang, Yang Li, Ling Cao, Zhihong Li
The second largest Phanerozoic mass extinction occurred at the Ordovician-Silurian (O-S) boundary. However, unlike the other major mass extinction events, the driver for the O-S extinction remains uncertain. The abundance of mercury (Hg) and total organic carbon (TOC) of Ordovician and early Silurian marine sediments were analyzed from four sections (Huanghuachang, Chenjiahe, Wangjiawan and Dingjiapo) in the Yichang area, South China, as a test for evidence of massive volcanism associated with the O-S event...
July 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
Selvendiran Periyasamy, Muthukumar Muthuchamy
In this study, the electrochemical degradation of caffeine (1, 3, 7-trimethylxanthine) in aqueous solution by a graphite electrode was investigated. Electrochemical degradation was tested by cyclic voltametry technique performed in the potential range of -1.0 to +1.0 V versus Ag/AgCl, which confirmed the electro-activity of the selected caffeine. The effects of the treatment process variables, such as initial pH, current density, electrolyte concentration and electrolysis time on the degradation of caffeine were explored...
July 14, 2017: Environmental Technology
Angamuthu Mani, Thirumoorthy Kulandaivellu, Satishkumar Govindaswamy, Akhila Maheswari Mohan
Magnetite (Fe3O4) nanoparticle-encapsulated mesoporous carbon nanocomposite was fabricated from Fe-based metal-organic framework (MOF) (MIL-102) through carbonization. It was found that Fe-based MOF (MIL-102) is a potential precursor for the fabrication of hexagonal mesoporous carbon nanodisk functionalized with Fe3O4 nanoparticles. The obtained nanocomposite was characterized by XRD, FT-IR, N2 adsorption and desorption, FE-SEM and HRTEM techniques. As a Fenton-like solid catalyst for phenol degradation, Fe3O4 nanoparticle-encapsulated mesoporous carbon showed greater catalytic activity for the production of hydroxyl radical from the decomposition of H2O2 and it accomplished 100% phenol and 82% total organic carbon (TOC) conversion, within 120 min of reaction...
July 11, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
Afshin Ebrahimi, Mohammad Mehdi Amin, Hamidreza Pourzamani, Yaghoub Hajizadeh, Amir Hossein Mahvi, Mokhtar Mahdavi, Mohammad Hassan Rabie Rad
In this study, the reclamation of clean water from spent filter backwash water (SFBW) was investigated through pilot-scale experiments. The pilot plant consisted of pre-sedimentation, coagulation, flocculation, clarification, and ultrafiltration (UF). Two coagulants of PAFCl and FeCl3 were investigated with respect to their performance on treated SFBW quality and UF membrane fouling. At the optimum dose of PAFCl and FeCl3 turbidity removal of 99.6 and 99.4% was attained, respectively. PAFCl resulted in an optimum UV254, TOC, and DOC removal of 80, 83...
August 2017: Environmental Monitoring and Assessment
Tingting Sun, Ilary Ruscito, Desislava Dimitrova, Radoslav Chekerov, Hagen Kulbe, Udo Baron, Véronique Blanchard, Pierluigi Benedetti Panici, Silvia Darb-Esfahani, Jalid Sehouli, Sven Olek, Elena Ioana Braicu
OBJECTIVES: The aim of the present study was to assess in a large cohort of primary epithelial ovarian cancer patients the incidence and the clinical effect of BRCA1 genetic and epigenetic silencing mechanisms. METHODS: A total of 188 primary epithelial ovarian cancer patients, treated between 2000 and 2011 at the Charité University Hospital of Berlin, were included. The patients' tumor and blood samples were obtained from the Tumor Bank Ovarian Cancer Network (www...
July 6, 2017: International Journal of Gynecological Cancer
Robert M Hicks, Andreas M Loening, Michael A Ohliger, Shreyas S Vasanawala, Thomas A Hope
PURPOSE: To evaluate acquisition time and clinical image quality of a variable refocusing flip angle (vrf) single-shot fast spin echo (SSFSE) sequence in comparison with a conventional SSFSE sequence for imaging of liver lesions in patients undergoing whole-body PET/MRI for oncologic staging. METHODS: A vrfSSFSE sequence was acquired in 43 patients with known pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors undergoing (68)Ga-DOTA-TOC PET on a simultaneous time-of-flight 3.0T PET/MRI...
July 8, 2017: Abdominal Radiology
Martynas Tichonovas, Edvinas Krugly, Arturas Grybauskas, Dalia Jankūnaitė, Viktoras Račys, Dainius Martuzevičius
The paper presents a study on the treatment of the furniture industry wastewater in a bench scale advanced oxidation reactor. The researched technology utilized a simultaneous application of ozone, ultraviolet radiation, and surface-immobilized TiO2 nanoparticle catalyst. Various combinations of processes were tested, including photolysis, photocatalysis, ozonation, catalytic ozonation, photolytic ozonation and photocatalytic ozonation was tested against the efficiency of degradation. The efficiency of the processes was primarily characterized by the TOC analysis, indicating the remaining organic material in the wastewater after the treatment, while the toxicity changes in wastewater were researched by Daphnia Magna toxicity tests...
July 7, 2017: Environmental Technology
David P Thipphavong
The inaccuracies of the aircraft performance models utilized by trajectory predictors with regard to takeoff weight, thrust, climb profile, and other parameters result in altitude errors during the climb phase that often exceed the vertical separation standard of 1000 feet. This study investigates the potential reduction in altitude trajectory prediction errors that could be achieved for climbing flights if just one additional parameter is made available: top-of-climb (TOC) time. The TOC-matching method developed and evaluated in this paper is straightforward: a set of candidate trajectory predictions is generated using different aircraft weight parameters, and the one that most closely matches TOC in terms of time is selected...
September 2016: Journal of Aircraft
Chao Huang, Guangming Zeng, Danlian Huang, Cui Lai, Piao Xu, Chen Zhang, Min Cheng, Jia Wan, Liang Hu, Yi Zhang
The effects of Phanerochaete chrysosporium inoculation on bacterial community and lead (Pb) stabilization in composting of Pb-contaminated agricultural waste were studied. It was found that the bioavailable Pb was transformed to stable Pb after composting with inoculum of P. chrysosporium. Pearson correlation analysis revealed that total organic carbon (TOC) and carbon/nitrogen (C/N) ratio significantly (P<0.05) influenced the distribution of Pb fractions. The richness and diversity of bacterial community were reduced under Pb stress and increased after inoculation with P...
June 26, 2017: Bioresource Technology
Sumreen Asim, Yunqing Zhu, Aisha Batool, Reshalaiti Hailili, Jianmin Luo, Yuanhao Wang, Chuanyi Wang
2, 4-dichlorophenol (2, 4-DCP) is considered to be a highly toxic, mutagenic, and possibly carcinogenic pollutant. This study is focused on the electrochemical oxidation of 2, 4-DCP on nanostructured 3D-porous Ti/Sb-SnO2-Gr anodes, with the aim of presenting a comprehensive elucidation of mineralization process through the investigation of influential kinetics, the reactivity of hydroxyl radical's and analysis of intermediates. High efficiency was achieved at pH of 3 using Na2SO4 electrolytes at a current density of 30 mA cm(-2)...
June 30, 2017: Chemosphere
Rachaud Keyes, Paul Scovazzo
A number of proposed applications for ionic liquids (ILs) involve IL/water interfaces, such as chemical separations or drug delivery. Therefore, an understanding of the solubility and micellar behavior ILs in aqueous environments is critical. The anion, bis(trifluoromethanesulfonyl)imide (Tf2N) promotes water stability and forms water immiscible ILs. This study, therefore, paired the Tf2N-anion with three different classes of IL cations. The three classes examined were 1-alkyl-3-methylimidazoliums (Rmim), alkyl-trimethylammoniums (CTA), and bulky ammoniums (BAM)...
July 18, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. B
Ishwar Chandra Yadav, Ningombam Linthoingambi Devi, Jun Li, Gan Zhang
Regardless of the ban on the polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) decade ago, significant measures of PCBs are still transmitted from essential sources in cities and are all inclusive ecological contaminants around the world. In this study, the concentrations of PCBs in soil, the air-soil exchange of PCBs, and the soil-air partitioning coefficient (KSA) of PCBs were investigated in four noteworthy urban areas in Nepal. Overall, the concentrations of ∑30PCBs ranged from 10 to 59.4ng/g dry weight; dw (mean 12.2ng/g ±11...
July 1, 2017: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
Berthold A Nock, Aikaterini Kaloudi, Johannes Nagel, Jean-Philippe Sinnes, Frank Roesch, Theodosia Maina
Molecular imaging of tumors with the PET radionuclide (68)Ga has gained momentum in clinical oncology due to the expanding availability of commercial (68)Ge/(68)Ga-generators in combination with state-of-the-art PET/CT and PET/MRI hybrid imaging systems. Concurrently, interesting peptide-based or small-size vectors have been developed for theranostic use in cancer patients. Owing to the short half-life of (68)Ga (t1/2 = 67.7 min) and the sensitivity of many targeting biomolecules, labeling and kit reconstitution in mild conditions allowing for quick access to ready-for-injection PET-tracers are highly desirable...
July 4, 2017: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
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July 2017: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
Amit Kumar, Mu Naushad, Anamika Rana, Inamuddin, Preeti, Gaurav Sharma, Ayman A Ghfar, Florian J Stadler, Mohammad R Khan
In this research work we report Gum-ghatti supported ZnSe-WO3 nano-hetero-assembly for solar powered degradation of endocrine disruptor Bisphenol S (BPA). The photocatalyst was characterized by Scanning electron microscopy (SEM), High resolution transmission electron microscopy (HRTEM), Small area electron diffraction (SAED), X-Ray diffraction (XRD), Fourier transform infra red spectroscopy (FTIR), Photoluminescence (PL), Energy dispersive X-ray (EDX), UV-vis spectrophotometry and Brauner Emmet Teller surface area analyzer (BET)...
July 1, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
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