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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822612/leaching-behaviour-of-incineration-bottom-ash-in-a-reuse-scenario-12years-field-data-vs-lab-test-results
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Martina Di Gianfilippo, Jiri Hyks, Iason Verginelli, Giulia Costa, Ole Hjelmar, Francesco Lombardi
Several types of standardized laboratory leaching tests have been developed during the past few decades to evaluate the leaching behaviour of waste materials as a function of different parameters, such as the pH of the eluate and the liquid to solid ratio. However, the link between the results of these tests and leaching data collected from the field (e.g. in disposal or reuse scenarios) is not always straightforward. In this work, we compare data obtained from an on-going large scale field trial, in which municipal solid waste incineration bottom ash is being tested as road sub-base material, with the results obtained from percolation column and pH-dependence laboratory leaching tests carried out on the bottom ash at the beginning of the test...
August 16, 2017: Waste Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812884/controlling-bdellovibrio-bacteriovorus-gene-expression-and-predation-using-synthetic-riboswitches
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Mohammed Dwidar, Yohei Yokobayashi
Bdellovibrio bacteriovorus is a predatory bacterium that feeds on Gram-negative bacteria including a wide range of pathogens and thus has potential applications as a biocontrol agent. Owing to its unique life cycle, however, there are limited tools that enable genetic manipulation of B. bacteriovorus. This work describes our first steps toward engineering the predatory bacterium for practical applications by developing basic genetic parts to control gene expression. Specifically, we evaluated four robust promoters that are active during the attack phase of B...
August 18, 2017: ACS Synthetic Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809480/rapid-life-cycle-impact-screening-using-artificial-neural-networks
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Runsheng Song, Arturo A Keller, Sangwon Suh
The number of chemicals in the market is rapidly increasing, while our understanding of the life-cycle impacts of these chemicals lags considerably. To address this, we developed deep Artificial Neural Network (ANN) models to estimate life-cycle impacts of chemicals. Using molecular structure information, we trained multilayer ANNs for life-cycle impacts of chemicals using six impact categories, including cumulative energy demand, global warming (IPCC 2007), acidification (TRACI), human health (Impact2000+), ecosystem quality (Impact2000+), and eco-indicator 99 (I,I, total)...
August 15, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808639/comparison-of-cyclic-fatigue-life-of-nickel-titanium-files-an-examination-using-high-speed-camera
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Taha Özyürek, Neslihan Büşra Keskin, Fatma Furuncuoğlu, Uğur İnan
OBJECTIVES: To determine the actual revolutions per minute (rpm) values and compare the cyclic fatigue life of Reciproc (RPC, VDW GmbH), WaveOne (WO, Dentsply Maillefer), and TF Adaptive (TFA, Axis/SybronEndo) nickel-titanium (NiTi) file systems using high-speed camera. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twenty RPC R25 (25/0.08), 20 WO Primary (25/0.08), and 20 TFA ML 1 (25/0.08) files were employed in the present study. The cyclic fatigue tests were performed using a dynamic cyclic fatigue testing device, which has an artificial stainless steel canal with a 60° angle of curvature and a 5-mm radius of curvature...
August 2017: Restorative Dentistry & Endodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807986/a-turbine-driven-ventilator-improves-adherence-to-advanced-cardiac-life-support-guidelines-during-a-cardiopulmonary-resuscitation-simulation
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Scott G Allen, Lara Brewer, Erik S Gillis, Nathan L Pace, Derek J Sakata, Joseph A Orr
BACKGROUND: Research has shown that increased breathing frequency during cardiopulmonary resuscitation is inversely correlated with systolic blood pressure. Rescuers often hyperventilate during cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). Current American Heart Association advanced cardiac life support recommends a ventilation rate of 8 -10 breaths/min. We hypothesized that a small, turbine-driven ventilator would allow rescuers to adhere more closely to advanced cardiac life support (ACLS) guidelines...
August 14, 2017: Respiratory Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803764/effect-of-a-food-waste-disposer-policy-on-solid-waste-and-wastewater-management-with-economic-implications-of-environmental-externalities
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Amani Maalouf, Mutasem El-Fadel
In this study, the carbon footprint of introducing a food waste disposer (FWD) policy was examined in the context of its implications on solid waste and wastewater management with economic assessment of environmental externalities emphasizing potential carbon credit and increased sludge generation. For this purpose, a model adopting a life cycle inventory approach was developed to integrate solid waste and wastewater management processes under a single framework and test scenarios for a waste with high organic food content typical of developing economies...
August 10, 2017: Waste Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802900/adolescent-chronic-variable-social-stress-influences-exploratory-behavior-and-nicotine-responses-in-male-but-not-female-balb-cj-mice
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M J Caruso, D E Reiss, J I Caulfield, J L Thomas, A N Baker, S A Cavigelli, H M Kamens
Anxiety disorders and nicotine use are significant contributors to global morbidity and mortality as independent and comorbid diseases. Early-life stress, potentially via stress-induced hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis (HPA) dysregulation, can exacerbate both. However, little is known about the factors that predispose individuals to the development of both anxiety disorders and nicotine use. Here, we examined the relationship between anxiety-like behaviors and nicotine responses following adolescent stress...
August 9, 2017: Brain Research Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794031/combinatorial-effects-of-the-glucocorticoid-receptor-and-kr%C3%A3-ppel-like-transcription-factor-15-on-bovine-herpesvirus-1-transcription-and-productive-infection
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Fouad S El-Mayet, Laximan Sawant, Prasanth Thunuguntla, Clinton Jones
Bovine herpesvirus 1 (BoHV-1), an important bovine pathogen, establishes life-long latency in sensory neurons. Latently infected calves consistently reactivate from latency following a single intravenous injection of the synthetic corticosteroid dexamethasone. The immediate early transcription unit 1 (IEtu1) promoter, which drives bICP0 and bICP4 expression, is stimulated by dexamethasone because it contains two glucocorticoid receptor (GR) response elements (GREs). Several Krüppel-like transcription factors (KLF), including KLF15, are induced during reactivation from latency and they stimulate certain viral promoters and productive infection...
August 9, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792639/circadian-rhythms-vary-over-the-growing-season-and-correlate-with-fitness-components
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Matthew J Rubin, Marcus T Brock, Amanda M Davis, Zachary M German, Mary Knapp, Stephen M Welch, Stacey L Harmer, Julin N Maloof, Seth J Davis, Cynthia Weinig
Circadian clocks have evolved independently in all three domains of life, suggesting that internal mechanisms of time-keeping are adaptive in contemporary populations. However, the performance consequences of either discrete or quantitative clock variation have rarely been tested in field settings. Clock sensitivity of diverse segregating lines to the environment remains uncharacterized as do the statistical genetic parameters that determine evolutionary potential. In field studies with Arabidopsis thaliana, we found that major perturbations to circadian cycle length (referred to as clock period) via mutation reduce both survival and fecundity...
August 9, 2017: Molecular Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780466/carboplatin-versus-two-doses-of-cisplatin-in-combination-with-gemcitabine-in-the-treatment-of-advanced-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-results-from-a-british-thoracic-oncology-group-randomised-phase-iii-trial
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David Ferry, Lucinda Billingham, Hugh Jarrett, David Dunlop, Penella J Woll, Marianne Nicolson, Riyaz Shah, Joyce Thompson, James Spicer, D Muthukumar, Geraldine Skailes, Pauline Leonard, A D Chetiyawardana, Paula Wells, Conrad Lewanski, Barbara Crosse, Michelle Hill, Piers Gaunt, Kenneth O'Byrne
BACKGROUND: Platinum-based combination chemotherapy is standard treatment for the majority of patients with advanced non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). The trial investigates the importance of the choice of platinum agent and dose of cisplatin in relation to patient outcomes. METHODS: The three-arm randomised phase III trial assigned patients with chemo-naïve stage IIIB/IV NSCLC in a 1:1:1 ratio to receive gemcitabine 1250 mg/m(2) on days 1 and 8 of a 3-week cycle with cisplatin 80 mg/m(2) (GC80) or cisplatin 50 mg/m(2) (GC50) or carboplatin AUC6 (GCb6) for a maximum of four cycles...
August 3, 2017: European Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28773980/a-model-of-bga-thermal-fatigue-life-prediction-considering-load-sequence-effects
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Weiwei Hu, Yaqiu Li, Yufeng Sun, Ali Mosleh
Accurate testing history data is necessary for all fatigue life prediction approaches, but such data is always deficient especially for the microelectronic devices. Additionally, the sequence of the individual load cycle plays an important role in physical fatigue damage. However, most of the existing models based on the linear damage accumulation rule ignore the sequence effects. This paper proposes a thermal fatigue life prediction model for ball grid array (BGA) packages to take into consideration the load sequence effects...
October 24, 2016: Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28773962/interior-fracture-mechanism-analysis-and-fatigue-life-prediction-of-surface-hardened-gear-steel-under-axial-loading
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Wei Li, Hailong Deng, Pengfei Liu
The interior defect-induced fracture of surface-hardened metallic materials in the long life region has become a key issue on engineering design. In the present study, the axial loading test with fully reversed condition was performed to examine the fatigue property of a surface-carburized low alloy gear steel in the long life region. Results show that this steel represents the duplex S-N (stress-number of cycles) characteristics without conventional fatigue limit related to 10⁷ cycles. Fatigue cracks are all originated from the interior inclusions in the matrix region due to the inhabitation effect of carburized layer...
October 18, 2016: Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28773098/finite-element-analysis-of-interfacial-debonding-in-copper-diamond-composites-for-thermal-management-applications
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Muhammad Zain-Ul-Abdein, Hassan Ijaz, Waqas Saleem, Kabeer Raza, Abdullah Salmeen Bin Mahfouz, Tarek Mabrouki
Copper/diamond (Cu/D) composites are famous in thermal management applications for their high thermal conductivity values. They, however, offer some interface related problems like high thermal boundary resistance and excessive debonding. This paper investigates interfacial debonding in Cu/D composites subjected to steady-state and transient thermal cyclic loading. A micro-scale finite element (FE) model was developed from a SEM image of the Cu/20 vol % D composite sample. Several test cases were assumed with respect to the direction of heat flow and the boundary interactions between Cu/uncoated diamonds and Cu/Cr-coated diamonds...
July 2, 2017: Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28773064/a-combined-high-and-low-cycle-fatigue-model-for-life-prediction-of-turbine-blades
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Shun-Peng Zhu, Peng Yue, Zheng-Yong Yu, Qingyuan Wang
Combined high and low cycle fatigue (CCF) generally induces the failure of aircraft gas turbine attachments. Based on the aero-engine load spectrum, accurate assessment of fatigue damage due to the interaction of high cycle fatigue (HCF) resulting from high frequency vibrations and low cycle fatigue (LCF) from ground-air-ground engine cycles is of critical importance for ensuring structural integrity of engine components, like turbine blades. In this paper, the influence of combined damage accumulation on the expected CCF life are investigated for turbine blades...
June 26, 2017: Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28773049/a-fatigue-life-prediction-method-based-on-strain-intensity-factor
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Wei Zhang, Huili Liu, Qiang Wang, Jingjing He
In this paper, a strain-intensity-factor-based method is proposed to calculate the fatigue crack growth under the fully reversed loading condition. A theoretical analysis is conducted in detail to demonstrate that the strain intensity factor is likely to be a better driving parameter correlated with the fatigue crack growth rate than the stress intensity factor (SIF), especially for some metallic materials (such as 316 austenitic stainless steel) in the low cycle fatigue region with negative stress ratios R (typically R = -1)...
June 22, 2017: Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28773048/early-damage-detection-in-composites-during-fabrication-and-mechanical-testing
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Neha Chandarana, Daniel Martinez Sanchez, Constantinos Soutis, Matthieu Gresil
Fully integrated monitoring systems have shown promise in improving confidence in composite materials while reducing lifecycle costs. A distributed optical fibre sensor is embedded in a fibre reinforced composite laminate, to give three sensing regions at different levels through-the-thickness of the plate. This study follows the resin infusion process during fabrication of the composite, monitoring the development of strain in-situ and in real time, and to gain better understanding of the resin rheology during curing...
June 22, 2017: Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28772743/a-life-prediction-model-of-multilayered-pth-based-on-fatigue-mechanism
#17
Yaqiu Li, Weiwei Hu, Yufeng Sun, Zili Wang, Ali Mosleh
Plated through hole (PTH) plays a critical role in printed circuit board (PCB) reliability. Thermal fatigue deformation of the PTH material is regarded as the primary factor affecting the lifetime of electrical devices. Numerous research efforts have focused on the failure mechanism model of PTH. However, most of the existing models were based on the one-dimensional structure hypothesis without taking the multilayered structure and external pad into consideration. In this paper, the constitutive relation of multilayered PTH is developed to establish the stress equation, and finite element analysis (FEA) is performed to locate the maximum stress and simulate the influence of the material properties...
April 4, 2017: Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28772677/towards-highly-performing-and-stable-ptni-catalysts-in-polymer-electrolyte-fuel-cells-for-automotive-application
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Sabrina C Zignani, Vincenzo Baglio, David Sebastián, Ada Saccà, Irene Gatto, Antonino S Aricò
In order to help the introduction on the automotive market of polymer electrolyte fuel cells (PEFCs), it is mandatory to develop highly performing and stable catalysts. The main objective of this work is to investigate PtNi/C catalysts in a PEFC under low relative humidity and pressure conditions, more representative of automotive applications. Carbon supported PtNi nanoparticles were prepared by reduction of metal precursors with formic acid and successive thermal and leaching treatments. The effect of the chemical composition, structure and surface characteristics of the synthesized samples on their electrochemical behavior was investigated...
March 21, 2017: Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28772363/quantification-of-the-service-life-extension-and-environmental-benefit-of-chloride-exposed-self-healing-concrete
#19
Bjorn Van Belleghem, Philip Van den Heede, Kim Van Tittelboom, Nele De Belie
Formation of cracks impairs the durability of concrete elements. Corrosion inducing substances, such as chlorides, can enter the matrix through these cracks and cause steel reinforcement corrosion and concrete degradation. Self-repair of concrete cracks is an innovative technique which has been studied extensively during the past decade and which may help to increase the sustainability of concrete. However, the experiments conducted until now did not allow for an assessment of the service life extension possible with self-healing concrete in comparison with traditional (cracked) concrete...
December 23, 2016: Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28769905/high-throughput-chemical-screening-identifies-compounds-that-inhibit-different-stages-of-the-phytophthora-agathidicida-and-phytophthora-cinnamomi-life-cycles
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Scott A Lawrence, Charlotte B Armstrong, Wayne M Patrick, Monica L Gerth
Oomycetes in the genus Phytophthora are among the most damaging plant pathogens worldwide. Two important species are Phytophthora cinnamomi, which causes root rot in thousands of native and agricultural plants, and Phytophthora agathidicida, which causes kauri dieback disease in New Zealand. As is the case for other Phytophthora species, management options for these two pathogens are limited. Here, we have screened over 100 compounds for their anti-oomycete activity, as a potential first step toward identifying new control strategies...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
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