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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441608/phylogenetic-signals-in-detoxification-pathways-in-cyprinid-and-centrarchid-species-in-relation-to-sensitivity-to-environmental-pollutants
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Peter van den Hurk, Lindsay E Gerzel, Peter Calomiris, Dennis C Haney
Observations in a previous study on biomarker responses in fish collected from urban creeks in Greenville, SC, indicated that there might be considerable differences in the expression of biotransformation enzymes in chub and sunfish species. To further investigate these species differences a dosing experiment was performed in which bluehead and creek chub (Nocomis leptocephalus and Semotilus atromaculatus), and redbreast sunfish, pumpkinseed, and bluegill (Lepomis auritus, L. gibbosus, and L. macrochirus) were injected with benzo[a]pyrene (BaP) as a model compound for common pollutants in urban creeks...
April 13, 2017: Aquatic Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441574/surface-sediment-quality-relative-to-port-activities-a-contaminant-spectrum-assessment
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Shen Yu, Bing Hong, Jun Ma, Yongshan Chen, Xiuping Xi, Jingbo Gao, Xiuqin Hu, Xiangrong Xu, Yuxin Sun
Ports are facing increasing environmental concerns with their importance to the global economy. Numerous studies indicated sediment quality deterioration in ports; however, the deterioration is not discriminated for each port activity. This study investigated a spectrum of contaminants (metals and organic pollutants) in surface sediments at 20 sampling points in Port Ningbo, China, one of the top five world ports by volume. The spectrum of contaminants (metals and organic pollutants) was quantified following marine sediment quality guidelines of China and USA and surface sediment quality was assessed according to thresholds of the two guidelines...
April 22, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441488/formaldehyde-hcho-as-a-hazardous-air-pollutant-mapping-surface-air-concentrations-from-satellite-and-inferring-cancer-risks-in-the-united-states
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Lei Zhu, Daniel J Jacob, Frank N Keutsch, Loretta J Mickley, Richard D Scheffe, Madeleine Strum, Gonzalo González Abad, Kelly Chance, Kai Yang, Bernhard Rappenglueck, Dylan B Millet, Munkhbayar Baasandorj, Lyatt Jaeglé, Viral Pinakin Shah
Formaldehyde (HCHO) is the most important carcinogen in outdoor air among the 187 hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) identified by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), not including ozone and particulate matter. However, surface observations of HCHO are sparse and the EPA monitoring network could be prone to positive interferences. Here we use 2005-2016 summertime HCHO column data from the OMI satellite instrument, validated with high-quality aircraft data and oversampled on a 5 × 5 km(2) grid, to map surface air HCHO concentrations across the contiguous US...
April 25, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441399/ghgs-and-air-pollutants-embodied-in-china-s-international-trade-temporal-and-spatial-index-decomposition-analysis
#4
Zhengyan Liu, Xianqiang Mao, Peng Song
Temporal index decomposition analysis and spatial index decomposition analysis were applied to understand the driving forces of the emissions embodied in China's exports and net exports during 2002-2011, respectively. The accumulated emissions embodied in exports accounted for approximately 30% of the total emissions in China; although the contribution of the sectoral total emissions intensity (technique effect) declined, the scale effect was largely responsible for the mounting emissions associated with export, and the composition effect played a largely insignificant role...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440937/microplastics-are-not-important-for-the-cycling-and-bioaccumulation-of-organic-pollutants-in-the-oceans-but-should-microplastics-be-considered-pops-themselves
#5
Rainer Lohmann
The role of microplastic particles in the cycling and bioaccumulation of persistent organic pollutants (POPs) is discussed. Five common concepts, sometimes misconceptions, about the role of microplastics are reviewed. While there is ample evidence that microplastics accumulate high concentrations of POPs, this does not result in microplastics being important for the global dispersion of POPs. Similarly, there is scant evidence that microplastics are an important transfer vector of POPs into animals, but possibly for plastic additives (flame retardants)...
May 2017: Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440930/impacts-of-changing-ocean-circulation-on-the-distribution-of-marine-microplastic-litter
#6
Natalie Ac Welden, Amy L Lusher
Marine plastic pollution is currently a major scientific focus, with attention paid to its distribution and impacts within ecosystems. With recent estimates indicating that the mass of plastic released to the marine environment may reach 250 million metric tons by 2025, the effects of plastic on our oceans are set to increase. Distribution of microplastics, those plastics measuring less than 5 mm, are of increasing concern because they represent an increasing proportion of marine litter and are known to interact with species in a range of marine habitats...
May 2017: Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440077/molecular-dynamics-simulations-of-the-standard-leonardite-humic-acid-microscopic-analysis-of-the-structure-and-dynamics
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Drazen Petrov, Daniel Tunega, Martin H Gerzabek, Chris Oostenbrink
Humic substances (HS) are abundant in the environment and play an important role in a number of biogeochemical processes including microbial activity, soil aggregation, plant growth, the retention and release of nutrients, the environmental fate of pollutants and carbon storage. They are flexible, relatively small molecules forming supramolecular structures through weak interactions. Despite the great importance of understanding their behavior at the atomic level, computational modeling, a premier high-resolution technique providing great level of detail, has been surprisingly little employed to study humic substances...
April 25, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440000/human-symptom-responses-to-bioeffluents-short-chain-carbonyls-acids-and-long-chain-carbonyls-in-a-simulated-aircraft-cabin-environment
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Clifford P Weisel, Nancy Fiedler, Charles J Weschler, Pamela Ohman-Strickland, Krishnan R Mohan, Kathy McNeil, David Space
Occupants of aircraft have reported an array of symptoms related to general discomfort and irritation. Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) have been suggested to contribute to the reported symptoms. VOCs are from products used, bioeffluents from people and ozone reaction products. Thirty-six healthy, young female subjects rated symptoms and environmental quality during an 8-hour exposure to groups of compounds often present in aircraft: 1) long chain carbonyls, 2) simulated bioeffluents, and 3) short chain carbonyls/organic acids...
April 25, 2017: Indoor Air
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439264/benthic-diatom-based-indices-for-water-quality-assessment-in-two-subtropical-streams
#9
Xiang Tan, Quanfa Zhang, Michele A Burford, Fran Sheldon, Stuart E Bunn
Benthic diatoms have been universally used as indicators to assess water quality in lotic ecosystems. However, most diatom-based indices developed in Europe have not been widely used or tested in other continents such as Asia or Oceania. This study compared the performance of 14 widely-applied diatom indices in assessing ecological conditions in subtropical streams in South East Queensland (SEQ) in Australia and in the upper Han River in China. Most water quality variables in the upper Han River including dissolved organic carbon (DOC), total nitrogen (TN), and soluble reactive phosphorus (SRP) had strong relationships with at least one diatom index, with the exception of IDAP (Index Diatom Artois-Picardie), and TDI (Trophic Diatom Index)...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439021/differences-between-measured-and-reported-volatile-organic-compound-emissions-from-oil-sands-facilities-in-alberta-canada
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Shao-Meng Li, Amy Leithead, Samar G Moussa, John Liggio, Michael D Moran, Daniel Wang, Katherine Hayden, Andrea Darlington, Mark Gordon, Ralf Staebler, Paul A Makar, Craig A Stroud, Robert McLaren, Peter S K Liu, Jason O'Brien, Richard L Mittermeier, Junhua Zhang, George Marson, Stewart G Cober, Mengistu Wolde, Jeremy J B Wentzell
Large-scale oil production from oil sands deposits in Alberta, Canada has raised concerns about environmental impacts, such as the magnitude of air pollution emissions. This paper reports compound emission rates (E) for 69-89 nonbiogenic volatile organic compounds (VOCs) for each of four surface mining facilities, determined with a top-down approach using aircraft measurements in the summer of 2013. The aggregate emission rate (aE) of the nonbiogenic VOCs ranged from 50 ± 14 to 70 ± 22 t/d depending on the facility...
April 24, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437727/new-inter-correlated-genes-targeted-by-diatom-derived-polyunsaturated-aldehydes-in-the-sea-urchin-paracentrotus-lividus
#11
Nadia Ruocco, Anna Maria Fedele, Susan Costantini, Giovanna Romano, Adrianna Ianora, Maria Costantini
The marine environment is continually subjected to the action of stressors (including natural toxins), which represent a constant danger for benthic communities. In the present work using network analysis we identified ten genes on the basis of associated functions (FOXA, FoxG, GFI-1, nodal, JNK, OneCut/Hnf6, TAK1, tcf4, TCF7, VEGF) in the sea urchin Paracentrotus lividus, having key roles in different processes, such as embryonic development and asymmetry, cell fate specification, cell differentiation and morphogenesis, and skeletogenesis...
April 21, 2017: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437697/catalytic-polymer-clay-composite-for-enhanced-removal-and-degradation-of-diazinon
#12
Itamar A Shabtai, Yael G Mishael
It is well established that organophosphate pesticides, such as diazinon, pose environmental and health risks. Diazinon is prone to rapid acidic hydrolysis, forming the less toxic compound 2-isopropyl-6-methyl-4-pyrimidinol (IMP). In this study, diazinon surface catalyzed hydrolysis was achieved by its adsorption to a composite, based on protonated poly (4-vinyl-pyridine-co-styrene) (HPVPcoS) and montmorillonite (MMT) clay. The adsorption affinity and kinetics of diazinon to HPVPcoS-MMT were significantly higher than those obtained to the deprotonated PVPcoS-MMT, emphasizing the importance of hydrogen bonding...
April 6, 2017: Journal of Hazardous Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436824/efficient-treatment-of-aniline-containing-wastewater-in-bipolar-membrane-microbial-electrolysis-cell-fenton-system
#13
Xiaohu Li, Xiangdan Jin, Nannan Zhao, Irini Angelidaki, Yifeng Zhang
Aniline-containing wastewater can cause significant environmental problems and threaten the humans's life. However, rapid degradation of aniline with cost-efficient methods remains a challenge. In this work, a novel microbial electrolysis cell with bipolar membrane was integrated with Fenton reaction (MEC-Fenton) for efficient treatment of real wastewater containing a high concentration (4460 ± 52 mg L(-1)) of aniline. In this system, H2O2 was in situ electro-synthesized from O2 reduction on the graphite cathode and was simultaneously used as source of OH for the oxidation of aniline wastewater under an acidic condition maintained by the bipolar membrane...
April 19, 2017: Water Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436648/statistical-variable-selection-an-alternative-prioritization-strategy-during-the-non-target-analysis-of-lc-hr-ms-data
#14
Saer Samanipour, Malcolm J Reid, Kevin V Thomas
Liquid chromatography coupled to high resolution mass spectrometry (LC-HR-MS) has been one of the main analytical tools for the analysis of small polar organic pollutants in the environment. LC-HR-MS typically produces a large amount of data for a single chromatogram. The analyst is therefore required to perform prioritization prior to non-target structural elucidation. In the present study we have combined the F-ratio statistical variable selection and the apex detection algorithms in order to perform prioritization in data sets produced via LC-HR-MS...
April 24, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436643/ultrathin-in2o3-nanosheets-with-uniform-mesopores-for-highly-sensitive-nitric-oxide-detection
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Xue Wang, Juan Su, Hui Chen, Guo-Dong Li, Zhifang Shi, Haifeng Zou, Xiaoxin Zou
Nitric oxide (NOx, including NO and NO2) is one of the most dangerous environmental toxins and pollutants, mainly origins from vehicle exhaust and industrial emission. The development of sensitive NOx gas sensors is quite urgent for human health and environmental friendly. Up to now, it still remains a great challenge to develop NOx gas sensor, which can satisfy multiple application demands for sensing performance (such as high response, low detection temperature and limit). In this work, ultrathin In2O3 nanosheets with uniform mesopores were successfully synthesized through a facile two-step synthetic method...
April 24, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436525/graphitic-c3n4-nanosheets-synergistic-effects-of-hydrogenation-and-n-n-junctions-for-enhanced-photocatalytic-activities
#16
Minjie Zhou, Zhaohui Hou, Xiaobo Chen
The increasing concern about environmental pollution and fossil fuel energies have urged researchers to seek renewable energy sources and methods for pollutant decomposition. Photocatalysis seems to be one of the most promising approaches, which uses natural sunlight to produce hydrogen from water and removes organic pollutants from the environment. Among the various photocatalysts, graphitic carbon nitride (g-C3N4) has recently attracted much attention as a metal-free photocatalyst; however, it did not give a satisfactory performance...
April 24, 2017: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435777/recent-progress-in-metal-organic-frameworks-for-applications-in-electrocatalytic-and-photocatalytic-water-splitting
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REVIEW
Wei Wang, Xiaomin Xu, Wei Zhou, Zongping Shao
The development of clean and renewable energy materials as alternatives to fossil fuels is foreseen as a potential solution to the crucial problems of environmental pollution and energy shortages. Hydrogen is an ideal energy material for the future, and water splitting using solar/electrical energy is one way to generate hydrogen. Metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) are a class of porous materials with unique properties that have received rapidly growing attention in recent years for applications in water splitting due to their remarkable design flexibility, ultra-large surface-to-volume ratios and tunable pore channels...
April 2017: Advanced Science (Weinheim, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434674/transcriptome-analysis-of-the-brain-of-the-sea-bream-sparus-aurata-after-exposure-to-human-pharmaceuticals-at-realistic-environmental-concentrations
#18
Miriam Hampel, Julian Blasco, Massimiliano Babbucci, Serena Ferraresso, Luca Bargelloni, Massimo Milan
Human pharmaceuticals such as Acetaminophen, Atenolol and Carbamazepine are pseudo persistent aquatic pollutants with yet unknown sub-lethal effects at environmentally relevant concentrations. Gilthead seabream (Sparus aurata) were exposed to Acetaminophen: 31.90 ± 11.07 μg L(-1); Atenolol: 0.95 ± 0.38 μg L(-1) and Carbamazepine: 6.95 ± 0.13 μg L(-1) in a 28 day flow through experiment to (1) determine whether exposure to low concentrations in the μg·L(-1) range of the pharmaceuticals alters the brain transcriptome and, (2) identify different expression profiles and treatment specific modes of action and pathways...
April 12, 2017: Marine Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434228/rapid-biodegradation-of-the-herbicide-2-4-dichlorophenoxyacetic-acid-by-cupriavidus-gilardii-t-1
#19
Xiangwei Wu, Wenbo Wang, Junwei Liu, Dandan Pan, Xiaohui Tu, Pei Lv, Yi Wang, Haiqun Cao, Yawen Wang, Rimao Hua
Phytotoxicity and environmental pollution of residual herbicides have caused much public concern during the past several decades. An indigenous bacterial strain capable of degrading 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid (2,4-D), designated T-1, was isolated from soybean field soil and identified as Cupriavidus gilardii. The strain T-1 degraded 2,4-D 3.39 times faster than the model strain Cupriavidus necator JMP134. T-1 could also efficiently degrade 2-methyl-4-chloro-phenoxyacetic acid (MCPA), MCPA isooctyl ester, and 2-(2,4-dicholrophenoxy)-propionic acid (2,4-DP)...
April 24, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433929/pollution-characteristics-and-human-health-risks-of-potentially-eco-toxic-elements-ptes-in-road-dust-from-metropolitan-area-of-hefei-china
#20
Muhammad Ubaid Ali, Guijian Liu, Balal Yousaf, Qumber Abbas, Habib Ullah, Mehr Ahmed Mujtaba Munir, Biao Fu
This study aims to investigate the pollution characteristics of road dust and their associated health risks of potentially toxic elements (PTEs) to humans using array-based risk assessment models described by United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) in a metropolitan area of Hefei, China. Geoaccumulation index (Igeo) was used to describe pollution characteristics of roadside dust in urban, periurban and industrial areas. Results indicate that industrial roadside dust was contaminated with Fe, Ni, Cu, Ti, V, Pb, Ba, Sb, Cr, Sn, Pb, As and Ga showing Igeo value (log2 (x)) between Igeo class 3 to 4...
April 14, 2017: Chemosphere
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