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Carbon dioxide removal

Jowita Marszewska, Mietek Jaroniec
Highly-porous carbon spheres were prepared by modified Stöber method combined with silica templating and CO2 activation. Silica was delivered in the form of either colloids or tetraethyl orthosilicate and used to create porosity. Subsequently, CO2 activation was used to develop microporosity. CO2 activation was done either: (1) on carbon spheres, following silica etching or (2) on silica-carbon composites, before silica removal. Both methods delivered carbon materials with well-developed structures and, importantly, preserved spherical morphology...
October 15, 2016: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
Dominic Woolf, Johannes Lehmann, David R Lee
Restricting global warming below 2 °C to avoid catastrophic climate change will require atmospheric carbon dioxide removal (CDR). Current integrated assessment models (IAMs) and Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change scenarios assume that CDR within the energy sector would be delivered using bioenergy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS). Although bioenergy-biochar systems (BEBCS) can also deliver CDR, they are not included in any IPCC scenario. Here we show that despite BECCS offering twice the carbon sequestration and bioenergy per unit biomass, BEBCS may allow earlier deployment of CDR at lower carbon prices when long-term improvements in soil fertility offset biochar production costs...
October 21, 2016: Nature Communications
Ondřej Jankovský, Michal Nováček, Jan Luxa, David Sedmidubský, Vlastimil Fila, Martin Pumera, Zdeněk Sofer
A new member of the family of graphene derivatives, namely, graphene acid with a composition close to C1 (COOH)1 , was prepared by oxidation of graphene oxide. The synthetic procedure is based on repeated oxidation of graphite with potassium permanganate in an acidic environment. The oxidation process was studied in detail after each step. The multiple oxidations led to oxidative removal of other oxygen functional groups formed in the first oxidation step. Detailed chemical analysis showed only a minor amount of other oxygen-containing functional groups such as hydroxyl and the dominant presence of carboxyl groups in a concentration of about 30 wt %...
October 21, 2016: Chemistry: a European Journal
Tsiverihasina V Rakotonimaro, Carmen Mihaela Neculita, Bruno Bussière, Mostafa Benzaazoua, Gérald J Zagury
The treatment of mine drainage-impacted waters generates considerable amounts of sludge, which raises several concerns, such as storage and disposal, stability, and potential social and environmental impacts. To alleviate the storage and management costs, as well as to give the mine sludge a second life, recovery and reuse have recently become interesting options. In this review, different recovery and reuse options of sludge originating from active and passive treatment of mine drainage are identified and thoroughly discussed, based on available laboratory and field studies...
October 18, 2016: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
Chun Fang Ma, Qiang Gao, Kai Sheng Xia, Zhi Yuan Huang, Bo Han, Cheng Gang Zhou
The development of bilirubin adsorbents with high adsorption efficiencies towards albumin-bonded bilirubin is still a considerable challenge. In this work, a three-dimensionally porous graphene (3D-pGR) has been fabricated through a simple carbon dioxide (CO2) activation of thermally exfoliated graphite oxide (EGO). Intriguingly, the resultant 3D-pGR material showed hierarchically micro-meso-macroporous structure, high specific surface area of up to 843m(2)g(-1), and large pore volume as high as 2.71cm(3)g(-1)...
October 11, 2016: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
Peter B Terry, Richard J Traystman
Oxygen delivery and carbon dioxide removal being critical to cell survival, mammals have developed collateral vascular and ventilation systems to ensure tissue viability. Collateral ventilation, defined as ventilation of alveoli via pathways that bypass normal airways, is present in humans and many other species. The presence of collateral ventilation can be beneficial in certain disease states, while its relative absence can predispose to other diseases. These well defined anatomical pathways contribute little to ventilation in normal humans, but modulate ventilation perfusion imbalance in a variety of diseases including obstructive diseases such as asthma and emphysema...
October 14, 2016: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
L Lombardi, E A Carnevale, I Pecorini
Low methane content landfill gas may be enriched by removing carbon dioxide. An innovative process, based on carbon dioxide capture and storage by means of accelerated carbonation of bottom ash is proposed and studied for the above purpose. Within this research framework we devoted a preliminary research activity to investigate the possibility of improving the way the contact between bottom ash and landfill gas takes place: this is the scope of the work reported in this paper. Two different types of reactors - fixed bed and rotating drum - were designed and constructed for this purpose...
September 29, 2016: Waste Management
Bharat Ugale, Sandeep Singh Dhankhar, C M Nagaraja
A series of three new isostructural metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) of nickel(II), [{Ni(muco)(bpa)(2H2O)}·2H2O] (1), [{Ni(muco)(bpe)(2H2O)}·2.5H2O] (2), and [{Ni(muco)(azopy)(2H2O)}·2H2O] (3) [where muco = trans,trans-muconate dianion, bpa = 1,2-bis(4-pyridyl)ethane, bpe = 1,2-bis(4-pyridyl)ethylene, and azopy = 4,4'-bis(azobipyridine)], have been synthesized and characterized by single-crystal X-ray diffraction analysis and other physicochemical methods. Compounds 1-3 exhibit an interesting 3-fold-interpenetrated three-dimensional pillar-layered framework structure constituted of 4-coordinating (4-c) Ni(II) nodes with {6(6)}-neb net topology...
October 3, 2016: Inorganic Chemistry
Pablo Tapia, Felipe Lillo, Dagoberto Soto, Leslie Escobar, Felipe Simon, Karina Hernández, Leyla Alegría, Alejandro Bruhn
A promising approach to facilitate protective mechanical ventilation is the use of extracorporeal CO2 removal techniques. Several strategies based on membrane gas exchangers have been developed. However, these techniques are still poorly available. The goal of this study was to assess the efficacy and safety of THAM infusion coupled to hemofiltration for the management of hypercapnic acidosis. A severe respiratory acidosis was induced in seven anesthetized pigs. Five of them were treated with THAM 8-mmol·kg(-1)·h(-1) coupled to hemofiltration (THAM+HF group) at 100 mL·kg(-1)·h(-1)...
2016: American Journal of Translational Research
M Z Mohamed Najib, Salmiati, Z Ujang, M R Salim, Z Ibrahim, K Muda
The developed microbial granules containing photosynthetic pigments had successfully achieved approximately 18-21% of carbon dioxide (CO2) removal in POME for one complete SBR cycle. Also, the granules had reached CO2 removal at 15-29% within 24h and removal of 25% after 5 days. Both results were inconsistent possibly due to the slow mass transfer rate of CO2 from gas to liquid as well as the simultaneous effect of CO2 production and respiration among the microbes. Furthermore, results showed the removal of CO2 from air increases proportionally with the CO2 removed in liquid...
December 2016: Bioresource Technology
Hidenori Suzuki, Masato Shiba, Yoshinari Nakatsuka, Fumi Nakano, Hirofumi Nishikawa
Recent investigations have shown that many factors may cause delayed cerebral ischemia (DCI) after aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH). To find new potential contributors to DCI, this retrospective study compared gas data in the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) between patients with and without DCI. The subjects were 61 consecutive patients with SAH classified as Fisher group III on admission computed tomography scans, whose aneurysms were obliterated by clipping or coiling within 24 h post-SAH. Thirty-three patients were treated with CSF drainage...
September 14, 2016: Translational Stroke Research
Jayaprakash Sreenarasimhaiah
In the last decade, the treatment of dysplastic Barrett's esophagus has evolved into primarily endoscopic therapy. Many techniques have become well-established to destroy or remove the mucosal lining of Barrett's esophagus. One of the newest therapies, cryospray ablation, has become a modality to treat both dysplastic Barrett's esophagus as well as esophageal carcinoma. In endoscopic applications, the cryogen used is either liquid nitrogen or carbon dioxide which causes tissue destruction through rapid freeze-thaw cycles...
August 25, 2016: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
Silvano Fares, Flavia Savi, Lina Fusaro, Adriano Conte, Elisabetta Salvatori, Rita Aromolo, Fausto Manes
Urban and peri-urban forests provide a multitude of Ecosystem Services to the citizens. While the capacity of removing carbon dioxide and gaseous compounds from the atmosphere has been tested, their capacity to sequestrate particles (PM) has been poorly investigated. Mediterranean forest ecosystems are often located nearby or inside large urban areas. This is the case of the city of Rome, Italy, which hosts several urban parks and is surrounded by forested areas. In particular, the Presidential Estate of Castelporziano is a 6000 ha forested area located between the Tyrrhenian coast and the city (25 km downtown of Rome)...
November 2016: Environmental Pollution
Manuel Sánchez-Luna, Noelia González-Pacheco, Martín Santos, Ángel Blanco, Cristina Orden, Jaques Belik, Francisco J Tendillo
UNLABELLED: The objective of this study was to analyze the effect of I/E ratio on carbon dioxide (CO2) elimination during high-frequency oscillatory ventilation (HFOV) combined with volume guarantee (VG). Five 2-day-old piglets were studied before and after a bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL). The effect of an I/E ratio of 1:1 and 1:2 with (VG-ON) and without VG (VG-OFF) on PaCO2, as well as delta and mean airway pressures at the airway opening (∆Phf-ao, mPaw-ao) and at the tracheal level (∆Phf-t, mPaw-t) were evaluated at frequencies of 5, 8, 11, and 14 Hz...
October 2016: European Journal of Pediatrics
Arne A Meesters, Menno A De Rie, Albert Wolkerstorfer
Allergic tattoo reactions form a therapeutically difficult entity. Treatment with conventional quality-switched lasers does not completely remove the allergenic particles and may lead to generalized hypersensitivity reactions. Recently, ablative fractional laser therapy was introduced as a treatment for allergic tattoo removal. We present two cases of allergic reactions to red tattoo ink treated with 10,600-nm fractional CO2 laser. At the end of treatment, almost complete removal of red ink accompanied by a significant reduction of symptoms was observed in the first patient, whereas the second patient developed an acute generalized eczematous reaction after five treatments...
October 13, 2016: Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy: Official Publication of the European Society for Laser Dermatology
Soraya Hosseini, Hossein Jahangirian, Thomas J Webster, Salman Masoudi Soltani, Mohamed Kheireddine Aroua
Nanostructured photoanodes were prepared via a novel combination of titanium dioxide (TiO2) nanoparticles and mesoporous carbon (C). Four different photoanodes were synthesized by sol-gel spin coating onto a glassy substrate of fluorine-doped tin oxide. The photocatalytic activities of TiO2, TiO2/C/TiO2, TiO2/C/C/TiO2, and TiO2/C/TiO2/C/TiO2 photoanodes were evaluated by exposing the synthesized photoanodes to UV-visible light. The photocurrent density observed in these photoanodes confirmed that an additional layer of mesoporous carbon could successfully increase the photocurrent density...
2016: International Journal of Nanomedicine
C A Orge, J L Faria, M F R Pereira
The photocatalytic ozonation of aniline (ANL) aqueous solutions was carried out in the presence of neat titanium dioxide (TiO2), multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNT) and a composite of TiO2 and MWCNT. Independent tests for catalytic ozonation and photocatalysis were also carried out in order to explore the potential occurrence of a synergetic effect. Photocatalytic and catalytic ozonation carried out with an ozone dose of 50 g m(-3) converted ANL in 15 min. Photocatalysis using P25, commercial TiO2, and an 80:20 (w/w) composite of P25 and MWCNT also led to total ANL conversion, but at longer reaction times...
August 25, 2016: Journal of Environmental Management
Haiming Wu, Li Lin, Jian Zhang, Wenshan Guo, Shuang Liang, Hai Liu
In this study, a two-year experiment was carried out to investigate variation of carbon dioxide (CO2) flux from free water surface constructed wetlands (FWS CW) systems treating sewage treatment plant effluent, and treatment performance was also evaluated. The better 74.6-76.6% COD, 92.7-94.4% NH4(+)-N, 60.1-84.7% TN and 49.3-70.7% TP removal efficiencies were achieved in planted CW systems compared with unplanted systems. The planted CW was a net CO2 sink, while the unplanted CW was a net CO2 source in the entire study period...
November 2016: Bioresource Technology
Amit Gaggar, Rakesh P Patel
The major role of red blood cells (RBCs) is to deliver oxygen and remove carbon dioxide within organisms through the unique properties of hemoglobin. Although beneficial within RBCs, when outside hemoglobin and its breakdown products (heme, iron) induce proinflammatory responses affecting various cellular responses. Although these effects are considered to be prominent in disorders with increased hemolysis, recent evidence suggests that this process may be active in nonhemolytic disorders such as acute lung injury/acute respiratory distress syndrome...
October 1, 2016: American Journal of Physiology. Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology
Andrea Vianello, Giovanna Arcaro, Luciana Paladini, Silvia Iovino
Patients with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) requiring Invasive Mechanical Ventilation (IMV) following unsuccessful treatment with Non-Invasive Ventilation (NIV) have a high mortality rate. IMV is, moreover, an independent predictor of poor outcome during the post-transplantation period in patients on waiting lists for Lung Transplantation (LT). Here we describe the successful management of an IPF patient with acute respiratory failure (ARF) using a pump-assisted veno-venous system for extracorporeal CO2 removal (ECCO2R) (ProLUNG® system) as an alternative to endotracheal intubation (ETI) following NIV failure...
2016: Sarcoidosis, Vasculitis, and Diffuse Lung Diseases: Official Journal of WASOG
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