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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145119/amine-functionalized-magnetic-bamboo-based-activated-carbon-adsorptive-removal-of-ciprofloxacin-and-norfloxacin-a-batch-and-fixed-bed-column-study
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Xiaoming Peng, Fengping Hu, Tao Zhang, Fengxian Qiu, Hongling Dai
Amine-functionalized magnetic bamboo-based activated carbon (AFM-BAC) derived from bamboo products wastes were employed for effective adsorption of fluoroquinolone antibiotics ciprofloxacin (CIP) and norfloxacin (NOR) through batch processing. The effects of factors on the adsorption of both antibiotics were studied. The studies of various factors influencing the adsorption behavior indicated that the maximum adsorption capacities for two antibiotics adsorption were observed in weakly acidic condition and the adsorption amounts of two antibiotics increased with the increase of zwitterionic form, implying the importance of zwitterionic form, and the adsorption process is spontaneous and endothermic...
November 2, 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145082/insights-into-arsenic-retention-dynamics-of-pleistocene-aquifer-sediments-by-in-situ-sorption-experiments
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Harald Neidhardt, Lenny H E Winkel, Ralf Kaegi, Caroline Stengel, Pham T K Trang, Vi M Lan, Pham H Viet, Michael Berg
The migration of arsenic (As) enriched groundwater into Pleistocene aquifers as a consequence of extensive groundwater abstraction represents an increasing threat to the precious water resources in Asian delta regions. Pleistocene aquifer sediments are typically rich in FeIII-(hydr)oxides and are capable to adsorb high amounts of As. This results in a pronounced accumulation of As in Pleistocene aquifers, where high As groundwater infiltrates from adjacent Holocene aquifers. However, As retention by Pleistocene aquifers over long-term time scales remains largely unknown...
November 7, 2017: Water Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145056/environmental-life-cycle-assessment-of-marine-sediment-decontamination-by-citric-acid-enhanced-microwave-heating
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Pietro P Falciglia, Carlo Ingrao, Guido De Guidi, Alfio Catalfo, Guglielmo Finocchiaro, Marcello Farina, Maria Liali, Giuseppe Lorenzano, Gaetano Valastro, Federico G A Vagliasindi
The potential ability of microwave heating (MWH) for the remediation of marine sediments affected by severe hydrocarbon (HC) contamination was investigated. Decontamination effectiveness and environmental sustainability through a comparative Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) were addressed. Main results revealed that the application of a 650-W MWH treatment resulted in a rapid (15min) HC removal. A citric acid (CA) dose of 0.1M led to enhanced-HC removals of 76.9, 96.5 and 99.7% after 5, 10 and 15min of MW irradiation, respectively...
November 13, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144606/mesoporous-nickel-and-cobalt-based-oxides-nanorods-catalytic-effects-on-improving-libh4-dehydrogenation-properties
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Lei Zang, Qiuyu Zhang, Li Li, Yike Huang, Xiaoya Chang, Lifang Jiao, Huatang Yuan, Yijing Wang
Lithium borohydride (LiBH4) with a theoretical hydrogen storage capacity of 18.5 wt% has attracted intense interest as a high-density hydrogen storage material. However, high dehydrogenation temperatures and limited kinetics restrict its practical applications. In this study, the mesoporous nickel- and cobalt-based oxides nanorods (NiCo2O4, Co3O4 and NiO) were controlled synthesized by hydrothermal method and mixed with LiBH4 by ball milling. It is found that the dehydrogenation properties of LiBH4 are remarkably enhanced by doping the as-synthesized metal oxides nanorods...
November 16, 2017: Chemistry, An Asian Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144310/preparation-of-ureido-functionalized-pva-silica-mesoporous-fibre-membranes-via-electrospinning-for-adsorption-of-pb-2-and-cu-2-in-wastewater
#5
Meimei Zhou, Weizhen Tang, Pingping Luo, Jiqiang Lyu, Aixia Chen, Longkai Qiao, Daniel Nover
Ureido-functionalized mesoporous polyvinyl alcohol/silica composite nanofibre membranes were prepared by electrospinning technology and their application for removal of Pb(2+) and Cu(2+) from wastewater was discussed. The characteristics of the membranes were investigated by scanning electron microscopy, transmission electron microscopy, X-ray diffraction, and N2 adsorption-desorption analysis. Results show that the membranes have long fibrous shapes and worm-like mesoporous micromorphologies. Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy confirmed the membranes were successfully functionalized with ureido groups...
November 2017: Water Science and Technology: a Journal of the International Association on Water Pollution Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144296/dynamic-desorption-of-arsenic-from-polymer-supported-hydrated-iron-iii-oxide-in-a-wastewater-treatment-plant
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Jian-Long Hu, Xiao-Song Yang, Ting Liu, Li-Nan Shao, Wang Zhang
Polymer-supported hydrated iron(III) oxide (PHIO) was successfully applied as adsorbent for arsenic removal in a wastewater treatment plant in Nandan, China. The practical PHIO adsorbent samples (PHIO-P) were collected from the adsorption column of the wastewater treatment plant, and desorption experiments of the adsorbent were carried out. Our results showed that the formation of precipitates on the surface of PHIO-P might block the porous channel of the adsorbent and decrease its arsenic adsorption capacity...
November 2017: Water Science and Technology: a Journal of the International Association on Water Pollution Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144291/effective-adsorption-of-nitroaromatics-at-the-low-concentration-by-a-newly-synthesized-hypercrosslinked-resin
#7
Chuanhong Wang, Chao Xu, Weizhi Sun, Fusheng Liu, Shitao Yu, Mo Xian
In the present study, a series of hypercrosslinked resins (CH series) was prepared in systematically designed conditions for the adsorption of nitroaromatics from aqueous solution. The newly synthesized CH-10 possesses a Brunauer-Emmett-Teller (BET) surface area up to 1,329.3 m(2)/g which is larger than that of the widely used hypercrosslinked resin H-103 and it exhibits great advantage over H-103 when subjected to nitrobenzene at low concentrations. The adsorption capacity of CH-10 for nitrobenzene is 1.4 times as much as that of H-103 at the concentration of 100 mg/L...
November 2017: Water Science and Technology: a Journal of the International Association on Water Pollution Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143879/comparison-of-analytical-tools-appropriate-for-identification-of-proteinaceous-additives-in-historical-mortars
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Iva Krizova, Julia Schultz, Ivan Nemec, Radomir Cabala, Radovan Hynek, Stepanka Kuckova
Natural organic additives such as eggs, lard, resins, and oils have been added to mortars since ancient times, because the ancient builders knew of their positive effect on the mortar quality. The tradition of adding organic materials to mortars was commonly handed down only verbally for thousands years. However, this practice disappeared in the nineteenth century, when the usage of modern materials started. Today, one of the most recent topics in the industry of building materials is the reusing of natural organic materials and searching for the forgotten ancient recipes...
November 16, 2017: Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143845/pulse-laser-induced-fragmentation-of-carbon-quantum-dots-a-structural-analysis
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Han-Wei Chu, Ju-Yi Mao, Chia-Wen Lien, Pang-Hung Hsu, Yu-Jia Li, Jui-Yang Lai, Tai-Chia Chiu, Chih-Ching Huang
Carbon quantum dots (CQDs) have attracted enormous interest in recent years owing to their low cytotoxicity, excellent biocompatibility and strong fluorescence. They have been successfully employed in sensor, bio-imaging, and drug carrier applications. A complete understanding of their core-surface structure is essential for tuning their physical and chemical properties for various applications. Conventional characterizations of CQDs are conducted with electron microscopy or spectroscopy, such as transmission electron microscopy, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy and Raman spectroscopy...
November 16, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141403/lipogels-for-encapsulation-of-hydrophilic-proteins-and-hydrophobic-small-molecules
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Celia C Homyak, Ann Fernandez, Mollie A Touve, Bo Zhao, Francesca Anson, Jeanne A Hardy, Richard W Vachet, Nathan C Gianneschi, Jennifer L Ross, S Thayumanavan
Lipid-polymer hybrid materials have the potential to exhibit enhanced stability and loading capabilities in comparison to parent liposome or polymer materials. However, complexities lie in formulating and characterizing such complex nanomaterials. Here we describe a lipid-coated polymer gel (lipogel) formulated using a one-pot methodology, where self-assembling liposomes template a UV-curable polymer gel core. Using fluorescently-labeled lipids, protein, and hydrophobic molecules, we have characterized their formation, purification, stability, and encapsulation efficiency via common instrumentation methods such as dynamic light scattering (DLS), matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization-mass spectrometry (MALDI-MS), UV-Visible spectroscopy, fluorescence spectroscopy, and single particle total internal reflection fluorescence (TIRF) microscopy...
November 15, 2017: Biomacromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140709/tuning-anatase-surface-reactivity-towards-carboxylic-acid-anchor-groups
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Mariana Cecilio de Oliveira Monteiro, Patrik Schmuki, Manuela Sonja Killian
The effect of different post-treatments on TiO2 anatase surface reactivity was investigated, in order to obtain the best techniques for enhancing anatase performance in diverse applications, e.g. in photocatalysis and especially as photoelectrodes for dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs). Different post-treatments of compact anodic anatase TiO2 were compared, including O2 plasma, UV irradiation, immersion in H2O2, vapor thermal treatment and post-anodization, evaluating the increase of the amount of OH reactive groups on the surface and removal of surface contamination...
November 15, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139609/development-of-a-high-throughput-method-based-on-thin-film-microextraction-using-a-96-well-plate-system-with-a-cork-coating-for-the-extraction-of-emerging-contaminants-in-river-water-samples
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Lucas Morés, Adriana Neves Dias, Eduardo Carasek
In this study, a new method was developed in which a biosorbent material is used as the extractor phase in conjunction with a recently described sample preparation technique called thin-film microextraction and a 96-well plate system. The method was applied to the determination of emerging contaminants, such as 3-(4-methylbenzylidene) camphor, ethylparaben, triclocarban and bisphenol A, in water samples. The separation and detection of the analytes were performed by high-performance liquid chromatography with diode array detection...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Separation Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139338/freeze-drying-of-silica-nanoparticles-redispersibility-toward-nanomedicine-applications
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Agustin S Picco, Larissa F Ferreira, Michelle S Liberato, Gabriela B Mondo, Mateus B Cardoso
AIM: To study freeze-drying of silica nanoparticles (SiO2NPs) in order to find suitable conditions to produce lyophilized powders with no aggregation after resuspension and storage. METHODS: SiO2NPs were synthesized using a Stöber-based procedure, and characterized by scanning electron microscopy, dynamic light scattering and nitrogen adsorption/desorption isotherms. SiO2NPs hydrodynamic diameters were compared prior and after freeze-drying in the presence/absence of carbohydrate protectants...
November 15, 2017: Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138856/differentially-expressed-proteins-in-the-human-esophageal-cancer-cell-line-eca%C3%A2-109-in-the-presence-and-absence-of-gemcitabine
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Zenghuang Ma, Xiaojie Xue
The present study aimed to screen and study the roles of differentially expressed proteins in the human esophageal cancer cell line Eca‑109, in the presence and absence of gemcitabine (GEM). The 3‑(4,5)‑dimethylthiahiazo (-z-y1)-3,5-di-phenytetrazoliumromide (MTT) method was used to assay the vitality of the Eca‑109 cells following treatment with GEM (1‑16 µg/ml). The cell apoptosis was measured by using fluorescence activated cell sorting. The proteins in the treated Eca‑109 cells were extracted, validated, and assayed via two‑dimensional gel electrophoresis combined with matrix‑assisted laser desorption/ionization time of flight mass spectrometry (MALDI‑TOF‑MS)...
November 14, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138824/genetic-mutational-testing-of-chinese-children-with-familial-hematuria-with-biopsy%C3%A2-proven-fsgs
#15
Yongzhen Li, Ying Wang, Qingnan He, Xiqiang Dang, Yan Cao, Xiaochuan Wu, Shuanghong Mo, Xiaoxie He, Zhuwen Yi
Focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS) is a pathological lesion rather than a disease, with a diverse etiology. FSGS may result from genetic and non‑genetic factors. FSGS is considered a podocyte disease due to the fact that in the majority of patients with proven‑FSGS, the lesion results from defects in the podocyte structure or function. However, FSGS does not result exclusively from podocyte‑associated genes, however also from other genes including collagen IV‑associated genes. Patients who carry the collagen type IVA3 chain (COL4A3) or COL4A4 mutations usually exhibit Alport Syndrome (AS), thin basement membrane neuropathy or familial hematuria (FH)...
November 10, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138776/photoelectron-spectroscopy-and-density-functional-theory-studies-of-fructose-h2o-n-n-1-5-anionic-clusters
#16
Zhen Zeng, Elliot R Bernstein
Photoelectron spectroscopy (PES) and density functional theory (DFT) based calculations are executed to characterize gas phase, isolated (fructose + (H2O)n)(-) (n = 1-5) anionic species produced using a matrix assisted laser desorption ionization (MALDI) method. Gas phase, isolated (fructose + (H2O)n)(-) (n = 1-5) cluster anions mainly exist as open chain structures with conformational and positional isomers in the present experiments. Some cyclic structures of (fructose + (H2O)n)(-) (n = 3, 4) are apparently present in the experiments and their VDEs can contribute to the lower energy shoulders of PES features observed for (fructose + (H2O)n)(-) (n = 3, 4)...
November 15, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138467/bacillus-classification-based-on-matrix-assisted-laser-desorption-ionization-time-of-flight-mass-spectrometry-effects-of-culture-conditions
#17
Lin-Jie Shu, Yu-Liang Yang
Matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) is a reliable and rapid technique applied widely in the identification and classification of microbes. MALDI-TOF MS has been used to identify many endospore-forming Bacillus species; however, endospores affect the identification accuracy when using MALDI-TOF MS because they change the protein composition of samples. Since culture conditions directly influence endospore formation and Bacillus growth, in this study we clarified how culture conditions influence the classification of Bacillus species by using MALDI-TOF MS...
November 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138441/screening-based-approach-and-dehydrogenation-kinetics-for-mgh2-guide-to-find-suitable-dopant-using-first-principles-approach
#18
E Mathan Kumar, A Rajkamal, Ranjit Thapa
First-principles based calculations are performed to investigate the dehydrogenation kinetics considering doping at various layers of MgH2 (110) surface. Doping at first and second layer of MgH2 (110) has a significant role in lowering the H2 desorption (from surface) barrier energy, whereas the doping at third layer has no impact on the barrier energy. Molecular dynamics calculations are also performed to check the bonding strength, clusterization, and system stability. We study in details about the influence of doping on dehydrogenation, considering the screening factors such as formation enthalpy, bulk modulus, and gravimetric density...
November 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137788/ultrasonic-assisted-manufacturing-of-new-hydrogel-nanocomposite-biosorbent-containing-calcium-carbonate-nanoparticles-and-tragacanth-gum-for-removal-of-heavy-metal
#19
Shadpour Mallakpour, Amir Abdolmaleki, Farbod Tabesh
This article reports the first incorporation of calcium carbonate nanoparticles (CC NPs) into tragacanth gum (TG) to prepare a new hydrogel nanocomposite (HNC) system using a green, safe, and eco-friendly method, ultrasound irradiation as an efficient biosorbent of heavy metal ions from wastewater. Morphological studies revealed that the surface of obtained HNCs is rough, homogeneous, and porous-like due to the embedding of CC NPs as well as sonication in comparison to the neat TG which has a smooth surface...
March 2018: Ultrasonics Sonochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137750/intensification-of-ion-exchange-desorption-of-thiamine-diphosphate-by-low-powered-ultrasound
#20
Natalia A Pinchukova, Alexander Y Voloshko, Maria A Merko, Yana A Bondarenko, Valentin A Chebanov
The process of ultrasound-assisted ion-exchange desorption of cocarboxylase (thiamine diphosphate (TDP)) from a strong acidic cation resin was studied. Kinetics studies revealed that ultrasound accelerates TDP desorption by 3 times. The optimal desorption parameters, viz. US power input, sonication time, eluent/resin ratio and the eluent (ammonium acetate buffer) concentration were established which were 15mW/cm(3), 20min, 1:1 and 1M, respectively. The resin stability studies showed that the optimal ultrasonic power was less by the order than the resin degradation threshold which ensures durable and efficient resin exploitation during production...
March 2018: Ultrasonics Sonochemistry
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