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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782933/new-insights-into-antibiofilm-effect-of-a-nanosized-zno-coating-against-the-pathogenic-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus
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Marta M Alves, Ons Bouchami, Ana Tavares, Laura Córdoba, Catarina F Santos, Maria Miragaia, Maria de Fátima Montemor
ZnO nanoparticles (NPs) are arising as promising novel antibiotics toward device-related infections. The surface functionalization of Zn, a novel resorbable biomaterial, with ZnO NPs could present an effective solution to overcome such a threat. In this sense, the antibacterial and antibiofilm activity of nano- and microsized ZnO coatings was studied against clinically relevant bacteria, methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). The bacterial viability of planktonic and biofilm cells together with the corresponding biofilm structures revealed that only the nanosized ZnO coating had an antibiofilm effect...
August 17, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704774/corrosion-protection-products-as-a-source-of-bisphenol-a-and-toxicity-to-the-aquatic-environment
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Etiënne L M Vermeirssen, Conrad Dietschweiler, Inge Werner, Michael Burkhardt
Steel components are typically treated with anti-corrosion coatings like epoxy or polyurethane resins to protect the integrity and functioning of steel. Such resins may contain substances, such as bisphenol A (BPA), that have caused concern in a human and environmental toxicological context. We investigated the release of toxicity from four anti-corrosion coatings used in hydraulic and civil engineering. Resins were applied onto glass plates and leachate samples produced by horizontally shaking the plates in water for 7 days...
July 3, 2017: Water Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651162/antibacterial-activity-corrosion-resistance-and-wear-behavior-of-spark-plasma-sintered-ta-5cu-alloy-for-biomedical-applications
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Jing Cui, Liang Zhao, Weiwei Zhu, Bi Wang, Cancan Zhao, Liming Fang, Fuzeng Ren
Tantalum has been widely used in orthopedic and dental implants. However, the major barrier to the extended use of such medical devices is the possibility of bacterial adhesion to the implant surface which will cause implant-associated infections. To solve this problem, bulk Ta-5Cu alloy has been fabricated by a combination of mechanical alloying and spark plasma sintering. The effect of the addition of Cu on the hardness, antibacterial activity, cytocompatibility, corrosion resistance and wear performance was systematically investigated...
June 21, 2017: Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639032/case-study-microbial-ecology-and-forensics-of-chinese-drywall-elemental-sulfur-disproportionation-as-primary-generator-of-hydrogen-sulfide
#4
Francisco A Tomei Torres
Drywall manufactured in China released foul odors attributed to volatile sulfur compounds. These included hydrogen sulfide, methyl mercaptan, and sulfur dioxide. Given that calcium sulfate is the main component of drywall, one would suspect bacterial reduction of sulfate to sulfide as the primary culprit. However, when the forensics, i.e., the microbial and chemical signatures left in the drywall, are studied, the evidence suggests that, rather than dissimilatory sulfate reduction, disproportionation of elemental sulfur to hydrogen sulfide and sulfate was actually the primary cause of the malodors...
June 21, 2017: Microbial Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638372/diversity-and-composition-of-sulfate-reducing-microbial-communities-based-on-genomic-dna-and-rna-transcription-in-production-water-of-high-temperature-and-corrosive-oil-reservoir
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Xiao-Xiao Li, Jin-Feng Liu, Lei Zhou, Serge M Mbadinga, Shi-Zhong Yang, Ji-Dong Gu, Bo-Zhong Mu
Deep subsurface petroleum reservoir ecosystems harbor a high diversity of microorganisms, and microbial influenced corrosion is a major problem for the petroleum industry. Here, we used high-throughput sequencing to explore the microbial communities based on genomic 16S rDNA and metabolically active 16S rRNA analyses of production water samples with different extents of corrosion from a high-temperature oil reservoir. Results showed that Desulfotignum and Roseovarius were the most abundant genera in both genomic and active bacterial communities of all the samples...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633523/effect-of-pseudomonas-fluorescens-on-buried-steel-pipeline-corrosion
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Amy J Spark, David W Law, Liam P Ward, Ivan S Cole, Adam S Best
Buried steel infrastructure can be a source of iron ions for bacterial species, leading to microbiologically influenced corrosion (MIC). Localized corrosion of pipelines due to MIC is one of the key failure mechanisms of buried steel pipelines. In order to better understand the mechanisms of localized corrosion in soil, semisolid agar has been developed as an analogue for soil. Here, Pseudomonas fluorescens has been introduced to the system to understand how bacteria interact with steel. Through electrochemical testing including open circuit potentials, potentiodynamic scans, anodic potential holds, and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy it has been shown that P...
July 12, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621298/is-the-stella%C3%A2-5l-system-an-effective-cold-sterilization-technique-for-needle-based-confocal-miniprobes
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Cai-Xia Wang, Yuan-Yuan Chen, Feng Yang, Fan Yang, Jin-Tao Guo, Siyu Sun, Ling Fan
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Needle-based confocal laser endomicroscopy (nCLE) under endoscopic ultrasound guidance is a newly developed imaging technique for pancreatic lesions and lymph nodes, enabling a subcellular level of resolution. The confocal miniprobe is an invasive instrument designed to be reused up to 10 times. Therefore, a method that ensures the complete elimination of microbial contaminants on the device is necessary. We studied the bactericidal efficacy of the Stella™ system, which purports to achieve this objective...
May 2017: Endoscopic Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593517/ginger-extract-as-green-biocide-to-control-microbial-corrosion-of-mild-steel
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Jayaraman Narenkumar, Punniyakotti Parthipan, Ayyakkannu Usha Raja Nanthini, Giovanni Benelli, Kadarkarai Murugan, Aruliah Rajasekar
In latest years, various techniques and chemicals have been used for the control of microbial influenced corrosion (MIC) of metals. The application of botanical-based biocides is one of the effective and practical techniques in the fight against MIC. In the present study, the role of aqueous extract of ginger (Zingiber officinale) (GIE) as green biocide to control MIC of mild steel 1010 (MS) in a cooling water system was investigated. Biocorrosion behavior of Bacillus thuringiensis EN2 on MS and its control by GIE was analyzed by electrochemical measurements...
June 2017: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28562026/centralized-drinking-water-treatment-operations-shape-bacterial-and-fungal-community-structure
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Xiao Ma, Amit Vikram, Leonard Casson, Kyle Bibby
Drinking water microbial communities impact opportunistic pathogen colonization and corrosion of water distribution systems, and centralized drinking water treatment represents a potential control for microbial community structure in finished drinking water. In this article, we examine bacterial and fungal abundance and diversity, as well as the microbial community taxonomic structure following each unit operation in a conventional surface water treatment plant. Treatment operations drove the microbial composition more strongly than sampling time...
June 21, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532093/electrophoretic-deposition-of-organic-inorganic-composite-coatings-containing-zno-nanoparticles-exhibiting-antibacterial-properties
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Joanna Karbowniczek, Luis Cordero-Arias, Sannakaisa Virtanen, Superb K Misra, Eugenia Valsami-Jones, Lorena Tuchscherr, Bogdan Rutkowski, Kamil Górecki, Piotr Bała, Aleksandra Czyrska-Filemonowicz, Aldo R Boccaccini
To address one of the serious problems associated with permanent implants, namely bacterial infections, novel organic/inorganic coatings containing zinc oxide nanoparticles (nZnO) are proposed. Coatings were obtained by electrophoretic deposition (EPD) on stainless steel 316L. Different deposition conditions namely: deposition times in the range 60-300s and applied voltage in the range 5-30V as well as developing a layered coating approach were studied. Antibacterial tests against gram-positive Staphylococcus aureus and gram-negative Salmonella enteric bacteria confirmed the activity of nZnO to prevent bacterial growth...
August 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28349700/fast-corroding-thin-magnesium-coating-displays-antibacterial-effects-and-low-cytotoxicity
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Sarah Zaatreh, David Haffner, Madlen Strauß, Katharina Wegner, Mareike Warkentin, Claudia Lurtz, Christiane Zamponi, Wolfram Mittelmeier, Bernd Kreikemeyer, Regine Willumeit-Römer, Eckhard Quandt, Rainer Bader
Bacterial colonisation and biofilm formation are characteristics of implant-associated infections. In search of candidates for improved prosthetic materials, fast corroding Mg-based coatings on titanium surfaces were examined for their cytotoxic and antimicrobial properties. Human osteoblasts and Staphylococcus epidermidis were each cultured on cylindrical Ti samples coated with a thin layer of Mg/Mg45Zn5Ca, applied via magnetron sputtering. Uncoated titanium samples served as controls. S. epidermidis was quantified by counting colony forming units...
April 2017: Biofouling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330154/inhibition-of-a-sulfate-reducing-bacterium-desulfovibrio-marinisediminis-gsr3-by-biosynthesized-copper-oxide-nanoparticles
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Kiana Alasvand Zarasvand, V Ravishankar Rai
To control the severe problem of microbiologically influenced corrosion, industries require highly potent antibacterial agent which can inhibit the growth of bacteria on man-made surfaces. This need drove the research towards the synthesis of nanoscale antimicrobial compounds. We, therefore, screened several bacteria for the biosynthesis of copper/copper compound nanoparticles which could inhibit the growth of Desulfovibrio marinisediminis, a sulfate reducing bacterium. Supernatant of thirty bacteria isolated from the biofilm formed on ship hull was mixed with 1 mM CuCl2 solution at room temperature...
June 2016: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283522/use-of-bacteria-to-stabilize-archaeological-iron
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Lucrezia Comensoli, Julien Maillard, Monica Albini, Frederic Sandoz, Pilar Junier, Edith Joseph
Iron artifacts are common among the findings of archaeological excavations. The corrosion layer formed on these objects requires stabilization after their recovery, without which the destruction of the item due to physicochemical damage is likely. Current technologies for stabilizing the corrosion layer are lengthy and generate hazardous waste products. Therefore, there is a pressing need for an alternative method for stabilizing the corrosion layer on iron objects. The aim of this study was to evaluate an alternative conservation-restoration method using bacteria...
May 1, 2017: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28247484/the-involvement-of-coordinative-interactions-in-the-binding-of-dihydrolipoamide-dehydrogenase-to-titanium-dioxide-localization-of-a-putative-binding-site
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Avraham Dayan, Gilad Babin, Assaf Ganoth, Nivin Samir Kayouf, Neta Nitoker Eliaz, Srijana Mukkala, Yossi Tsfadia, Gideon Fleminger
Titanium (Ti) and its alloys are widely used in orthodontic and orthopedic implants by virtue to their high biocompatibility, mechanical strength, and high resistance to corrosion. Biointegration of the implants with the tissue requires strong interactions, which involve biological molecules, proteins in particular, with metal oxide surfaces. An exocellular high-affinity titanium dioxide (TiO2 )-binding protein (TiBP), purified from Rhodococcus ruber, has been previously studied in our lab. This protein was shown to be homologous with the orthologous cytoplasmic rhodococcal dihydrolipoamide dehydrogenase (rhDLDH)...
February 28, 2017: Journal of Molecular Recognition: JMR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214907/a-pilot-study-of-bacterial-regrowth-in-water-pipelines
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Laura Mancini, Stefania Marcheggiani, Cinzia Grasso, Cristina Romanelli, Antonio Mistretta, Marina Marranzano
Bacterial regrowth in water distribution systems results in deterioration of bacteriological quality of drinking water, as well as accelerated corrosion of the pipelines. The aim of the present study was to analyze the phenomena of colonization and bacterial regrowth in source water and in the water distribution systems of three distribution networks in the province of Catania (Sicily, Italy). The BART™ (Biological Activity Reaction Test) method was used, which is also capable of determining the potential aggressiveness of microbial species in water...
November 2016: Igiene e Sanità Pubblica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207828/the-wide-spectrum-high-biocidal-potency-of-bioxy-formulation-when-dissolved-in-water-at-different-concentrations
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Dori Dagher, Ken Ungar, Richard Robison, Fadi Dagher
Traditional surface disinfectants that have long been applied in medicine, animal husbandry, manufacturing and institutions are inconvenient at best and dangerous at worst. Moreover, some of these substances have adverse environmental impacts: for example, quaternary ammonium compounds ("quats") are reproductive toxicants in both fish and mammals. Halogens are corrosive both to metals and living tissues, are highly reactive, can be readily neutralized by metals, and react with organic matter to form toxic, persistent by-products such as dioxins and furans...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28144863/airborne-bacteria-associated-with-corrosion-of-mild-steel-1010-and-aluminum-alloy-1100
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Aruliah Rajasekar, Wang Xiao, Manivannan Sethuraman, Punniyakotti Parthipan, Punniyakotti Elumalai
A novel approach to measure the contribution of airborne bacteria on corrosion effects of mild steel (MS) and aluminum alloy (AA) as a function of their exposure period, and the atmospheric chemical composition was investigated at an urban industrial coastal site, Singapore. The 16S rRNA and phylogenetic analyses showed that Firmicutes are the predominant bacteria detected in AA and MS samples. The dominant bacterial groups identified were Bacillaceae, Staphylococcaceae, and Paenibacillaceae. The growth and proliferation of these bacteria could be due to the presence of humidity and chemical pollutants in the atmosphere, leading to corrosion...
March 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28130825/magnesium-alloy-az91-exhibits-antimicrobial-properties-in-vitro-but-not-in-vivo
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Emily K Brooks, Richard Ahn, Menachem E Tobias, Lisa A Hansen, Nicole R Luke-Marshall, Linda Wild, Anthony A Campagnari, Mark T Ehrensberger
Magnesium alloys hold great promise for developing orthopedic implants that are biocompatible, biodegradable, and mechanically similar to bone tissue. This study evaluated the in vitro and in vivo antimicrobial properties of magnesium-9%aluminum-1%zinc (AZ91) and commercially pure titanium (cpTi) against Acinetobacter baumannii (Ab307). The in vitro results showed that as compared to cpTi, incubation with AZ91 significantly reduced both the planktonic (cpTi = 3.45e8, AZ91 = 8.97e7, p < 0.001) colony forming units (CFU) and biofilm-associated (cpTi = 3...
January 27, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part B, Applied Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040173/application-of-low-frequency-pulsed-ohmic-heating-for-inactivation-of-foodborne-pathogens-and-ms-2-phage-in-buffered-peptone-water-and-tomato-juice
#19
Sang-Soon Kim, Won Choi, Dong-Hyun Kang
The purpose of this study was to inactivate foodborne pathogens effectively by ohmic heating in buffered peptone water and tomato juice without causing electrode corrosion and quality degradation. Escherichia coli O157:H7, Salmonella Typhimurium, and Listeria monocytogenes were used as representative foodborne pathogens and MS-2 phage was used as a norovirus surrogate. Buffered peptone water and tomato juice inoculated with pathogens were treated with pulsed ohmic heating at different frequencies (0.06-1 kHz)...
May 2017: Food Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27987186/microbial-community-structure-of-activated-sludge-for-biosolubilization-of-two-different-rock-phosphates
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Chunqiao Xiao, Xiaoyan Wu, Tingting Liu, Guang Xu, Ruan Chi
A microbial consortium was directly taken from activated sludge and was used to solubilize rock phosphates (RPs) in a lab-scale bioreactor in this study. Results showed that the microbial consortium could efficiently release soluble phosphorus (P) from the RPs, and during 30-day incubation, it grew well in the bioreactor and reduced the pH of the solutions. The biosolubilization process was also illustrated by the observation of scanning electron microscopy combined with an energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (SEM-EDX), which showed an obvious corrosion on the ore surfaces, and most elements were removed from the ore samples...
June 2017: Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology
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