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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812868/light-and-strong-hierarchical-porous-sic-foam-for-efficient-electromagnetic-interference-shielding-and-thermal-insulation-at-elevated-temperatures
#1
Caiyun Liang, Zhenfeng Wang, Lina Wu, Xiaochen Zhang, Huan Wang, Zhijiang Wang
A novel light but strong SiC foam with hierarchical porous architecture are fabricated by using dough as raw material via carbonization and followed carbothermal reduction with silicon source. A significant synergistic effect is achieved by embedding meso and nano pores in micro-sized porous skeleton, which endows the SiC foam with high-performance electromagnetic interference shielding (EMI), thermal insulation and mechanical properties. The micro-sized skeleton withstands the high stress. The meso- and nano-sized pores enhance the multiple reflection of the incident electromagnetic waves and elongate the path of heat transfer...
August 16, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812195/design-and-evaluation-of-a-compact-photocatalytic-reactor-for-water-treatment
#2
Marko Kete, Olena Pliekhova, Lev Matoh, Urška Lavrenčič Štangar
A compact reactor for photocatalytic oxidation and photocatalytic ozonation water treatment was developed and evaluated by using four model pollutants. Additionally, combinations of pollutants were evaluated. Specially produced Al2O3 porous reticulated monolith foams served as TiO2 carriers, offering a high surface area support. UV lamps were placed in the interior to achieve reduced dimensions of the reactor (12 cm in diameter × 20 cm in height). Despite its small size, the overall photocatalytic cleaning capacity was substantial...
August 15, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811568/dynamic-x-ray-radiography-reveals-particle-size-and-shape-orientation-fields-during-granular-flow
#3
François Guillard, Benjy Marks, Itai Einav
When granular materials flow, the constituent particles segregate by size and align by shape. The impacts of these changes in fabric on the flow itself are not well understood, and thus novel non-invasive means are needed to observe the interior of the material. Here, we propose a new experimental technique using dynamic X-ray radiography to make such measurements possible. The technique is based on Fourier transformation to extract spatiotemporal fields of internal particle size and shape orientation distributions during flow, in addition to complementary measurements of velocity fields through image correlation...
August 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810314/-clinical-and-pathological-characteristics-of-erdheim-chester-disease-involving-the-lungs
#4
T Lu, S Wang, H Huang, T Wang, M Wang, D R Zhong, R E Feng
Objective: To explore the clinical manifestations, pathological features, differential diagnosis and gene mutation status in patients with pulmonary involvement of Erdheim-Chester disease (ECD). Methods: The clinical data of 4 cases of Erdheim-Chester disease admitted to Peking Union Medical College Hospital from October 2014 to August 2016 were examined for imaging, microscopic and immunohistochemitry findings, and BRAFV600E mutation. The related literatures were reviewed. Results: Among the 4 cases, there were 3 males and 1 female, aging from 7 to 47 years, and the average age was 34...
August 12, 2017: Chinese Journal of Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809806/a-continuum-damage-mechanics-model-for-the-static-and-cyclic-fatigue-of-cellular-composites
#5
Sergej Diel, Otto Huber
The fatigue behavior of a cellular composite with an epoxy matrix and glass foam granules is analyzed and modeled by means of continuum damage mechanics. The investigated cellular composite is a particular type of composite foam, and is very similar to syntactic foams. In contrast to conventional syntactic foams constituted by hollow spherical particles (balloons), cellular glass, mineral, or metal place holders are combined with the matrix material (metal or polymer) in the case of cellular composites. A microstructural investigation of the damage behavior is performed using scanning electron microscopy...
August 15, 2017: Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809551/direct-speciation-analysis-of-arsenic-in-whole-blood-and-blood-plasma-at-low-exposure-levels-by-hydride-generation-cryotrapping-inductively-coupled-plasma-mass-spectrometry
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Tomáš Matoušek, Zhifeng Wang, Christelle Douillet, Stanislav Musil, Miroslav Stýblo
A method for analysis of toxicologically important arsenic species in blood plasma and whole blood by selective hydride generation with cryotrapping (HG-CT) coupled either to atomic absorption (AAS) with a quartz multiatomizer or to inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS) has been validated. Sample preparation which involved only 5 times dilution with addition of Triton X-100, Antifoam B and L-cysteine suppressed excessive foaming in a hydride generator. Calibration slopes for whole blood and blood plasma spiked with arsenate, monomethylarsonate and dimethylarsinate at 0...
August 15, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809440/floating-solid-cellulose-nanofibre-nanofoams-for-sustained-release-of-the-poorly-soluble-model-drug-furosemide
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Anna Justina Svagan, Anette Müllertz, Korbinian Löbmann
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to prepare a furosemide-loaded sustained release cellulose nanofibre (CNF)-based nanofoams with buoyancy. METHODS: Dry foams consisting of CNF and the model drug furosemide at concentrations of 21% and 50% (w/w) have been prepared by simply foaming a CNF-drug suspension followed by drying. The resulting foams were characterized towards their morphology, solid state properties and dissolution kinetics. KEY FINDINGS: Solid state analysis of the resulting drug-loaded foams revealed that the drug was present as an amorphous sodium furosemide salt and in form of furosemide form I crystals embedded in the CNF foam cell walls...
August 15, 2017: Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808937/high-performance-biogas-upgrading-using-a-biotrickling-filter-and-hydrogenotrophic-methanogens
#8
Trisha L Dupnock, Marc A Deshusses
This research reports the development of a biotrickling filter (BTF) to upgrade biogas, which is achieved by adding H2 to reduce CO2. H2 and CO2 (80:20% vol.) were fed to a bench-scale BTF packed with polyurethane foam (PUF) and inoculated with hydrogenotrophic methanogens. Maximum CH4 production rates recorded were as high as 38 m(3)CH4 m(-3)reactor day(-1), which is 5-30 times faster than earlier reports with other kinds of bioreactors. The high rates were attributed to the efficient mass transfer and high density of methanogens in the BTF...
August 14, 2017: Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808309/defluoridation-technology-for-drinking-water-and-tea-by-green-synthesized-fe3o4-al2o3-nanoparticles-coated-polyurethane-foams-for-rural-communities
#9
Sonu Kumari, Suphiya Khan
Fluoride (F) contaminated ground water poses a serious public health concern to rural population with unaffordable purification technologies. Therefore, development of a cost-effective, portable, environment and user-friendly defluoridation technique is imperative. In the present study, we report on the development of a green and cost-effective method that utilizes Fe3O4 and Al2O3 nanoparticles (NPs) that were synthesized using jojoba defatted meal. These NPs were impregnated on to polyurethane foam (PUF) and made into tea infusion bags...
August 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807612/the-role-of-trimethylamine-n-oxide-as-a-mediator-of-cardiovascular-complications-in-chronic-kidney-disease
#10
James A P Tomlinson, David C Wheeler
Patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) have an enhanced risk of cardiovascular (CV) morbidity and mortality when compared with age- and gender-matched individuals with normal kidney function. Trimethlyamine N-oxide (TMAO) is a gut-derived amine oxide that has been implicated in the causation of CV diseases. Plasma TMAO is cleared by the kidney, and TMAO levels are elevated in CKD. Experimental studies have identified pathogenic mechanisms by which TMAO may contribute to CV disease through dysregulation of lipid metabolism, enhanced macrophage foam cell formation, and platelet dysfunction...
August 11, 2017: Kidney International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806591/immediate-mechanical-stability-of-threaded-and-porous-implant-systems
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Do-Gyoon Kim, Yong-Hoon Jeong, Hua-Hong Chien, Amanda M Agnew, Jin Whan Lee, Hai Bo Wen
BACKGROUND: Primary stability of a dental implant system is an essential factor to maintain its long-term success. Thus, the objective of this study was to examine whether primary stability is different between threaded and porous dental implant systems placed in artificial bone blocks and human cadaveric mandibular bone. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Forty-two threaded and 42 highly porous dental implants were placed in artificial polyurethane bone foams with 7 different thicknesses (3...
August 5, 2017: Clinical Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805560/glycation-of-matrix-proteins-in-the-artery-inhibits-migration-of-smooth-muscle-cells-from-the-media-to-the-intima
#12
A Kuzan, O Michel, A Gamian
Formation and growth of atherosclerotic plaques have serious clinical consequences. One mechanism that occurs during atherogenesis is migration of smooth muscle cells from the middle layer of the artery to the intima, where they proliferate and are transformed into foam cells. This degenerative process is accompanied by glycation, by which proteins are modified and change the biomechanical and biochemical properties. The aim of the study was to determine whether glycation of collagen and elastin building the walls of blood vessels alters the adhesion and rate of myocyte migration...
2017: Folia Biologica (Praha)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803746/air-bubbles-and-hemolysis-of-blood-samples-during-transport-by-pneumatic-tube-systems
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Garrett R Mullins, David E Bruns
BACKGROUND: Transport of blood samples through pneumatic tube systems (PTSs) generates air bubbles in transported blood samples and, with increasing duration of transport, the appearance of hemolysis. We investigated the role of air-bubble formation in PTS-induced hemolysis. METHODS: Air was introduced into blood samples for 0, 1, 3 or 5min to form air bubbles. Hemolysis in the blood was assessed by (H)-index, lactate dehydrogenase (LD) and potassium in plasma. In an effort to prevent PTS-induced hemolysis, blood sample tubes were completely filled, to prevent air bubble formation, and compared with partially filled samples after PTS transport...
August 10, 2017: Clinica Chimica Acta; International Journal of Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803627/bubble-bubble-interactions-in-a-2d-foam-close-to-the-wet-limit
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REVIEW
D Weaire, R Höhler, S Hutzler
Following the general approach of Morse and Witten for the deformation of a bubble in contact with neighbouring bubbles, we develop a model for contacting bubbles in two dimensions which can be solved analytically. The force-displacement relations are derived by elementary methods; unlike the case of 3d, no logarithmic factors arise in two dimensions. We also discuss the case of a uniform compression of a symmetric foam structure; the (osmotic) compressibility depends on the number of contacts, as was shown in earlier work by Lacasse et al...
July 13, 2017: Advances in Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803476/rationally-turning-the-interface-activity-of-mesoporous-silicas-for-preparing-pickering-foam-and-dry-water
#15
Xia Rong, Hengquan Yang, Ning Zhao
We develop a novel protocol to prepare smart, gas/water interface-active, mesoporous silica particles. This protocol involves modification of highly mesoporous silicas with a mixture of hydrophobic octyl organosilane and hydrophilic triamine organosilane. Their structure and compositions are characterized by transmission electron microscopy (TEM), N2 sorption, solid state NMR, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), Fourier transform infrared spectra (FT-IR), Thermogravimetric analysis (TGA) and elemental analysis...
August 13, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803337/production-of-rhamnolipids-by-semi-solid-state-fermentation-with-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-rg18-for-heavy-metal-desorption
#16
Jianrong Wu, Jingbo Zhang, Panpan Wang, Li Zhu, Minjie Gao, Zhiyong Zheng, Xiaobei Zhan
Foaming problem and cost of substrate limit the commercial application of rhamnolipids, a potential biosurfactant produced by Pseudomonas aeruginosa. We explored the production of rhamnolipids by a semi-solid-state (SSS) fermentation strategy with glycerol as carbon source and rapeseed/wheat bran as matrix, along with the capacity of the produced rhamnolipids to solubilize lead and cadmium in aqueous solution. Structural analysis by MALDI-TOF MS indicated the increased proportion of mono-rhamnolipids from SSS fermentation...
August 12, 2017: Bioprocess and Biosystems Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802141/adsorption-of-the-herbicides-diquat-and-difenzoquat-on-polyurethane-foam-kinetic-equilibrium-and-computational-studies
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Jonas O Vinhal, Kassem K Nege, Mateus R Lage, José Walkimar de M Carneiro, Claudio F Lima, Ricardo J Cassella
This work reports a study about the adsorption of the herbicides diquat and difenzoquat from aqueous medium employing polyurethane foam (PUF) as the adsorbent and sodium dodecylsulfate (SDS) as the counter ion. The adsorption efficiency was shown to be dependent on the concentration of SDS in solution, since the formation of an ion-associate between cationic herbicides (diquat and difenzoquat) and anionic dodecylsulfate is a fundamental step of the process. A computational study was carried out to identify the possible structure of the ion-associates that are formed in solution...
August 9, 2017: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800519/emerging-poly-and-perfluoroalkyl-substances-in-the-aquatic-environment-a-review-of-current-literature
#18
REVIEW
Feng Xiao
Poly- and perfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) comprise a group of synthetic organic surfactants with a wide range of industrial and commercial applications. A few PFASs such as perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) and perfluorooctanoate (PFOA) are now known to be ubiquitously present in the aquatic environment. They have become a global concern because of the toxicity and bioaccumulative properties. With the increasing availability of high-resolution mass spectrometers, many novel PFASs have been identified. Studies published between 2009 and 2017 have discovered 455 new PFASs (including nine fully and 446 partially fluorinated compounds), 45%, 29%, 17%, and 8% of which are anions, zwitterions, cations, and neutrals, respectively...
July 15, 2017: Water Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800098/porous-graphene-oxide-prepared-on-nickel-foam-by-electrophoretic-deposition-and-thermal-reduction-as-high-performance-supercapacitor-electrodes
#19
Yunhe Xu, Jun Li, Wenxin Huang
A simple electrophoretic deposition method was developed to prepare graphene oxide (GO) films on the frameworks of nickel foam without any conductive agents and polymer binders. Then, GO was transformed into thermally-reduced graphene oxide (RGO) at an appropriate temperature. The effects of deposition voltage and thermal reduction temperature on the electrochemical properties of RGO were investigated by cyclic voltammetry (CV) and galvanostatic charge/discharge. The appropriate combination of deposition voltage and thermal reduction temperature was established...
August 11, 2017: Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799777/functional-and-therapeutic-potential-of-inulin-a-comprehensive-review
#20
Waqas Ahmed, Summer Rashid
Inulin as a heterogeneous blend of fructose polymers is diversely found in nature primarily as storage carbohydrates in plants. Besides, inulin is believed to induce certain techno-functional and associated properties in food systems. Inulin owing to its foam forming ability has been successfully used as fat replacer in quite a wide range of products as dairy and baked products. Furthermore, it is known to impart certain nutritional and therapeutic benefits that extend apart to improve health and reduce the risk of many lifestyle related diseases...
August 11, 2017: Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition
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