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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812079/computational-evaluation-of-aluminophosphate-zeotypes-for-co2-n2-separation
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Michael Fischer
Zeolites and structurally related materials (zeotypes) have received considerable attention as potential adsorbents for selective carbon dioxide adsorption. Within this group, zeotypes with aluminophosphate composition (AlPOs) could be an interesting alternative to the more frequently studied aluminosilicate zeolites. So far, however, only a few AlPOs have been characterised experimentally in terms of their CO2 adsorption properties. In this study, force-field based grand-canonical Monte Carlo (GCMC) simulations were used to evaluate the potential of AlPOs for CO2/N2 separation, a binary mixture that constitutes a suitable model system for the removal of carbon dioxide from flue gases...
August 16, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808576/-awake-ecco2r-superseded-intubation-in-a-near-fatal-asthma-attack
#2
Thomas-Michael Schneider, Tibor Bence, Franz Brettner
BACKGROUND: Near-fatal asthma attacks are life threatening events that often require mechanical ventilation. Extracorporeal carbon dioxide removal (ECCO2R) is, beside extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), a well-established rescue option whenever ventilation gets to its limits. But there seems to be very rare experience with those techniques in avoiding mechanical ventilation in severe asthma attacks. CASE PRESENTATION: A 67-year-old man with a near-fatal asthma attack deteriorated under non-invasive ventilation conditions...
2017: Journal of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802096/comparison-of-cleaning-methods-for-delicate-insect-specimens-for-scanning-electron-microscopy
#3
Katharina Schneeberg, René Bauernfeind, Hans Pohl
The objective of the present study was to compare cleaning methods for delicate insect specimens for investigations with scanning electron microscopy (SEM). As typical specimens we used aquatic larvae of mosquitoes, springtails, larvae of mayflies and caterpillars because they are very fragile and large parts of their body consist of soft tissue. Additionally their cuticle is very often covered with dirt, soil particles or other materials. Cleaning with ultrasonic sound, as the most common cleaning method used for SEM, will destroy fragile insects...
August 12, 2017: Microscopy Research and Technique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801215/nitrogen-removal-from-digested-slurries-using-a-simplified-ammonia-stripping-technique
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Giorgio Provolo, Francesca Perazzolo, Gabriele Mattachini, Alberto Finzi, Ezio Naldi, Elisabetta Riva
This study assessed a novel technique for removing nitrogen from digested organic waste based on a slow release of ammonia that was promoted by continuous mixing of the digestate and delivering a continuous air stream across the surface of the liquid. Three 10-day experiments were conducted using two 50-L reactors. In the first two, nitrogen removal efficiencies were evaluated from identical digestates maintained at different temperatures (30°C and 40°C). At the start of the first experiment, the digestates were adjusted to pH 9 using sodium hydroxide, while in the second experiment pH was not adjusted...
August 8, 2017: Waste Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28781568/simultaneously-reducing-co2-and-particulate-exposures-via-fractional-recirculation-of-vehicle-cabin-air
#5
Heejung S Jung, Michael L Grady, Tristan Victoroff, Arthur L Miller
Prior studies demonstrate that air recirculation can reduce exposure to nanoparticles in vehicle cabins. However when people occupy confined spaces, air recirculation can lead to carbon dioxide (CO2) accumulation which can potentially lead to deleterious effects on cognitive function. This study proposes a fractional air recirculation system for reducing nanoparticle concentration while simultaneously suppressing CO2 levels in the cabin. Several recirculation scenarios were tested using a custom-programmed HVAC (heat, ventilation, air conditioning) unit that varied the recirculation door angle in the test vehicle...
July 2017: Atmospheric Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765215/methane-fueled-syntrophy-through-extracellular-electron-transfer-uncovering-the-genomic-traits-conserved-within-diverse-bacterial-partners-of-anaerobic-methanotrophic-archaea
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Connor T Skennerton, Karuna Chourey, Ramsunder Iyer, Robert L Hettich, Gene W Tyson, Victoria J Orphan
The anaerobic oxidation of methane by anaerobic methanotrophic (ANME) archaea in syntrophic partnership with deltaproteobacterial sulfate-reducing bacteria (SRB) is the primary mechanism for methane removal in ocean sediments. The mechanism of their syntrophy has been the subject of much research as traditional intermediate compounds, such as hydrogen and formate, failed to decouple the partners. Recent findings have indicated the potential for extracellular electron transfer from ANME archaea to SRB, though it is unclear how extracellular electrons are integrated into the metabolism of the SRB partner...
August 1, 2017: MBio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754757/adjunctive-extracorporeal-carbon-dioxide-removal-in-refractory-status-asthmaticus
#7
Chuan Jiang, Jodi Galaydick, Harold Fernandez, Jonathan Caronia
Status asthmaticus (SA) is a life-threatening disorder. Severe respiratory failure may require extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). Previous reports have demonstrated utility of ECMO in SA in various patients with varying success. A 25-year-old man was admitted with status asthmatics and severe hypercapnic respiratory failure. Despite tailored ventilator therapies, such as pressure control ventilation and maximal pharmacological therapy, including general anaesthesia, the patient’s condition deteriorated rapidly...
July 27, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750686/carbon-dioxide-narcosis-due-to-inappropriate-oxygen-delivery-a-case-report
#8
Thomas Herren, Eva Achermann, Thomas Hegi, Adrian Reber, Max Stäubli
BACKGROUND: Oxygen delivery to patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease may be challenging because of their potential hypoxic ventilatory drive. However, some oxygen delivery systems such as non-rebreathing face masks with an oxygen reservoir bag require high oxygen flow for adequate oxygenation and to avoid carbon dioxide rebreathing. CASE PRESENTATION: A 72-year-old Caucasian man with severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease was admitted to the emergency department because of worsening dyspnea and an oxygen saturation of 81% measured by pulse oximetry...
July 28, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741663/carbon-dioxide-flush-of-an-integrated-minimized-perfusion-circuit-prior-to-priming-prevents-spontaneous-air-release-into-the-arterial-line-during-clinical-use
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Marco C Stehouwer, Roel de Vroege, Gerard J F Hoohenkerk, Frederik N Hofman, Johannes C Kelder, Bas Buchner, Bastian A de Mol, Peter Bruins
Recently, an oxygenator with an integrated centrifugal blood pump (IP) was designed to minimize priming volume and to reduce blood foreign surface contact even further. The use of this oxygenator with or without integrated arterial filter was compared with a conventional oxygenator and nonintegrated centrifugal pump. To compare the air removal characteristics 60 patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting were alternately assigned into one of three groups to be perfused with a minimized extracorporeal circuit either with the conventional oxygenator, the oxygenator with IP, or the oxygenator with IP plus integrated arterial filter (IAF)...
July 25, 2017: Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740306/comparative-study-of-the-quality-characteristics-of-defatted-soy-flour-treated-by-supercritical-carbon-dioxide-and-organic-solvent
#10
Sung-Won Kang, M Shafiur Rahman, Ah-Na Kim, Kyo-Yeon Lee, Chan-Yang Park, William L Kerr, Sung-Gil Choi
Defatted soy flour is a potential source of food protein, amino acids, ash and isoflavones. The supercritical carbon dioxide (SC-CO2) and a traditional organic solvent extraction methods were used to remove fat from soy flour, and the quality characteristics of a control soy flour (CSF), defatted soy flour by SC-CO2 (DSFSC-CO2) and defatted soy flour by an organic solvent (DSF-OS) were compared. The SC-CO2 process was carried out at a constant temperature of 45 °C, and a pressure of 40 MPa for 3 h with a CO2 flow rate of 30 g/min...
July 2017: Journal of Food Science and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733237/a-critical-test-of-drosophila-anaesthetics-isoflurane-and-sevoflurane-are-benign-alternatives-to-cold-and-co2
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Heath A MacMillan, Mikkel Nørgård, Heidi J MacLean, Johannes Overgaard, Catherine J A Williams
Anaesthesia is often a necessary step when studying insects like the model organism Drosophila melanogaster. Most studies of Drosophila and other insects that require anaesthesia use either cold exposure or carbon dioxide exposure to induce a narcotic state. These anaesthetic methods are known to disrupt physiology and behavior with increasing exposure, and thus ample recovery time is required prior to experimentation. Here, we examine whether two halogenated ethers commonly used in vertebrate anaesthesia, isoflurane and sevoflurane, may serve as alternative means of insect anaesthesia...
July 18, 2017: Journal of Insect Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728410/microbial-electrolytic-capture-separation-and-regeneration-of-co2-for-biogas-upgrading
#12
Xiangdan Jin, Yifeng Zhang, Xiaohu Li, Nannan Zhao, Irini Angelidaki
Biogas upgrading to natural gas quality is essential for the efficient use of biogas in various applications. Carbon dioxide (CO2) which constitutes a major part of the biogas is generally removed by physicochemical methods. However, most of the methods are expensive and often present environmental challenges. In this study, an innovative microbial electrolytic system was developed to capture, separate and regenerate CO2 for biogas upgrading without external supply of chemicals, and potentially to treat wastewater...
August 3, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726699/detoxification-of-photo-catalytically-treated-2-chlorophenol-optimization-through-response-surface-methodology
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Muhammad Z Ahamd, S Ehtisham-Ul-Haque, Numrah Nisar, Khizar Qureshi, Abdul Ghaffar, Mazhar Abbas, Jan Nisar, Munawar Iqbal
The present study was conducted to degrade and detoxify 2-chlorophenol (2-CP) under UV irradiation in the presence of titanium dioxide (TiO2) and hydrogen peroxide (H2O2). The treatment efficiency was evaluated on the basis of degradation and cytotoxicity reduction as well as biochemical oxygen demand (BOD), chemical oxygen demand (COD) and total organic carbon (TOC) removal. The process variables such as TiO2, pH, UV irradiation time and H2O2 were optimized. Central composite design in combination with response surface methodology was employed to optimize the process variables...
July 2017: Water Science and Technology: a Journal of the International Association on Water Pollution Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726561/characteristics-of-the-microwave-pyrolysis-and-microwave-co2-assisted-gasification-of-a-dewatered-sewage-sludge
#14
Young Nam Chun, Byeo Ri Jeong
Microwave drying-pyrolysis or drying-gasification characteristics was examined to convert sewage sludge into energy and resources. The gasification was carried out with carbon dioxide as a gasifying agent. The examination results were compared with those of the conventional heating-type electric furnace to compare both product characteristics. Through the pyrolysis or gasification, gas, tar and char were generated as products. The produced gas was the largest component of each process followed by the sludge char and the tar...
July 20, 2017: Environmental Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726559/supercritical-carbon-dioxide-assisted-decellularization-of-aorta-and-cornea
#15
Selcan Guler, Bahar Aslan, Pezhman Hosseinian, Halil Murat Aydin
Tissue engineering approaches utilize both natural and synthetic materials in the repair and regeneration processes. A naturally sourced material for this purpose is required to be free from any antigenic matter such as cells or cellular components. Decellularization of tissues may be achieved through chemical or physical removal agents. Supercritical carbon dioxide (sc-CO2) has been used on the purpose of removing bioburden from tissues and offers an alternative to the traditionally used treatment methods...
August 17, 2017: Tissue Engineering. Part C, Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716488/simultaneous-anaerobic-transformation-of-carbon-tetrachloride-to-carbon-dioxide-and-tetrachloroethene-to-ethene-in-a-continuous-flow-column
#16
Mohammad F Azizian, Lewis Semprini
The simultaneous anaerobic transformation of tetrachloroethene (PCE) and carbon tetrachloride (CT) was evaluated in a continuous flow column. The column was packed with quartz sand and bioaugmented with the Evanite culture (EV) that is capable of transforming PCE to ethene. Azizian and Semprini (2016) reported that PCE and CT could be simultaneously transformed in the column, with PCE (0.1mM) transformed mainly to ethene and CT (0.015mM) to chloroform (CF) (20%) and an unknown transformation product, likely carbon dioxide (CO2)...
July 6, 2017: Journal of Contaminant Hydrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680037/sulfonated-reduced-graphene-oxide-catalyzed-cyclization-of-hydrazides-and-carbon-dioxide-to-1-3-4-oxadiazoles-under-sonication
#17
Manuri Brahmayya, Shenghong A Dai, Shing-Yi Suen
Acid catalysts facilitate many chemical reactions. Sulfonated reduced grapheneoxide (rGOPhSO3H) has shown to be an encouraging solid acid catalyst because of its efficiency, cost-effectiveness and safety of use. In this study, we prepared the rGOPhSO3H nano acid catalyst, with the introduction of aromatic sulfonic acid radicals onto GO by fractional removal of oxygenated functions. It was thoroughly characterized by FT-IR, X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), Raman spectroscopy, energy dispersive spectroscopy (EDS) and solid state (13)C MAS NMR (SSNMR)...
July 5, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28671879/feasibility-of-protective-ventilation-during-elective-supratentorial-neurosurgery-a-randomized-crossover-clinical-trial
#18
Francesco Ruggieri, Luigi Beretta, Laura Corno, Valentina Testa, Enrico A Martino, Marco Gemma
BACKGROUND: Traditional ventilation approaches, providing high tidal volumes (Vt), produce excessive alveolar distention and lung injury. Protective ventilation, employing lower Vt and positive end-expiratory pressure (PEEP), is an attractive alternative also for neuroanesthesia, when prolonged mechanical ventilation is needed. Nevertheless, protective ventilation during intracranial surgery may exert dangerous effects on intracranial pressure (ICP). We tested the feasibility of a protective ventilation strategy in neurosurgery...
June 30, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgical Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28662579/effect-of-nitrogen-oxides-on-elemental-mercury-removal-by-nanosized-mineral-sulfide
#19
Hailong Li, Lei Zhu, Jun Wang, Liqing Li, Po-Heng Lee, Yong Feng, Kaimin Shih
Because of its large surface area, nanosized zinc sulfide (Nano-ZnS) has been demonstrated in a previous study to be efficient for removal of elemental mercury (Hg(0)) from coal combustion flue gas. The excellent mercury adsorption performance of Nano-ZnS was found to be insusceptible to water vapor, sulfur dioxide, and hydrogen chloride. However, nitrogen oxides (NOX) apparently inhibited mercury removal by Nano-ZnS; this finding was unlike those of many studies on the promotional effect of NOX on Hg(0) removal by other sorbents...
July 14, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654883/removal-of-chromium-vi-from-aqueous-solutions-using-surface-modified-composite-nanofibers
#20
Alaa Mohamed, W S Nasser, T A Osman, M S Toprak, M Muhammed, A Uheida
A novel material composite nanofibers (PAN-CNT/TiO2-NH2) based on adsorption of Cr(VI) ions, was applied. Polyacrylonitrile (PAN) and carbon nanotube (CNTs)/titanium dioxide nanoparticles (TiO2) functionalized with amine groups (TiO2-NH2) composite nanofibers have been fabricated by electrospinning. The nanostructures and the formation process mechanism of the obtained PAN-CNT/TiO2-NH2 composite nanofibers are investigated using FTIR, XRD, XPS, SEM, and TEM. The composite nanofibers were used as a novel adsorbent for removing toxic chromium Cr(VI) in aqueous solution...
June 20, 2017: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
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