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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918377/stable-janus-superhydrophilic-hydrophobic-nickel-foam-for-directional-water-transport
#1
Yifan Si, Liwei Chen, Fuchao Yang, Fei Guo, Zhiguang Guo
Janus superhydrophilic/hydrophobic macroporous nickel foam for directional water transport has been demonstrated via a simple floating strategy. Water can transport from hydrophobic to superhydrophilic layer through Janus nickel foam, but cannot transfer from superhydrophilic to hydrophobic layer. This "3D water diode" Janus nickel foam shows extremely high transport rate and outstanding stability. After damaged by abrasion, its directional water transport property retains well.
September 8, 2017: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917844/comparison-of-chitosan-and-chitosan-nanoparticles-on-the-performance-and-charge-recombination-of-water-based-gel-electrolyte-in-dye-sensitized-solar-cells
#2
Malihe Khalili, Mohammad Abedi, Hossein Salar Amoli, Seyed Ahmad Mozaffari
In commercialization of liquid dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs), whose leakage, evaporation and toxicity of organic solvents are limiting factors, replacement of organic solvents with water-based gel electrolyte is recommended. This work reports on utilizing and comparison of chitosan and chitosan nanoparticle as different gelling agents in preparation of water-based gel electrolyte in fabrication of dye sensitized solar cells. All photovoltaic parameters such as open circuit voltage (Voc), fill factor (FF), short circuit current density (Jsc) and conversion efficiency (η) were measured...
November 1, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917180/learning-from-the-operation-pathology-and-maintenance-of-a-bioretention-system-to-optimize-urban-drainage-practices
#3
Marina Batalini de Macedo, Altair Rosa, César Ambrogi Ferreira do Lago, Eduardo Mario Mendiondo, Vladimir Caramori Borges de Souza
LID practices for runoff control are increasingly being used as an integrated solution in urban drainage, helping to achieve hydrological balance close to the pre-urbanized period and decrease the diffuse pollution transported to urban rivers. Regarding bioretention, there is already broad knowledge about the detention of peak flows and their treatment capacity for many pollutants. However, there are still few field studies in microdrainage scale, which analyze the actual operation of these devices and raise common problems found, especially in subtropical climate...
September 13, 2017: Journal of Environmental Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917176/health-based-ingestion-exposure-guidelines-for-vibrio-cholerae-technical-basis-for-water-reuse-applications
#4
Annetta P Watson, Anthony Q Armstrong, George H White, Brandolyn H Thran
U.S. military and allied contingency operations are increasingly occurring in locations with limited, unstable or compromised fresh water supplies. Non-potable graywater reuse is currently under assessment as a viable means to increase mission sustainability while significantly reducing the resources, logistics and attack vulnerabilities posed by transport of fresh water. Development of health-based (non-potable) exposure guidelines for the potential microbial components of graywater would provide a logical and consistent human-health basis for water reuse strategies...
September 13, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917174/potential-effects-of-changes-in-climate-and-emissions-on-distribution-and-fate-of-perfluorooctane-sulfonate-in-the-bohai-rim-china
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Chao Su, Shuai Song, Yonglong Lu, Shijie Liu, John P Giesy, Deliang Chen, Alan Jenkins, Andrew J Sweetman, Baninla Yvette
Climate change and emissions rates of contaminants are expected to affect distribution and fate of Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) in the environment, however, studies on these combined factors are rare. In this study, Perfluorooctane Sulfonate (PFOS) is used as an example to assess how those two factors synthetically affect fate and disposition of POPs in the Bohai Rim of China by using the Berkeley-Trent-Urban-Rural (BETR-Urban-Rural) model. We set up three climate change scenarios and four emission scenarios to conduct the simulations...
September 13, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915730/adsorption-and-diffusion-of-fluids-in-defective-carbon-nanotubes-insights-from-molecular-simulations
#6
Benjamin J Bucior, German V Kolmakov, JoAnna M Male, Jinchen Liu, De-Li Chen, Prashant Kumar, J Karl Johnson
Single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) have been shown from both simulations and experiments to have remarkably low resistance to gas and liquid transport. This has been attributed to the remarkably smooth interior surface of pristine SWNTs. However, real SWNTs are known to have various defects that depend on the synthesis method and procedure used to activate the SWNTs. In this paper we study adsorption and transport properties of atomic and molecular gases and fluids in SWNTs having vacancy point defects...
September 15, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915454/assessing-the-potential-contributions-of-additional-retention-processes-to-pfas-retardation-in-the-subsurface
#7
Mark L Brusseau
A comprehensive understanding of the transport and fate of per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in the subsurface is critical for accurate risk assessments and design of effective remedial actions. A multi-process retention model is proposed to account for potential additional sources of retardation for PFAS transport in source zones. These include partitioning to the soil atmosphere, adsorption at air-water interfaces, partitioning to trapped organic liquids (NAPL), and adsorption at NAPL-water interfaces...
September 12, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915389/choline-prevents-fetal-overgrowth-and-normalizes-placental-fatty-acid-and-glucose-metabolism-in-a-mouse-model-of-maternal-obesity
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Juha Nam, Esther Greenwald, Chauntelle Jack-Roberts, Tamara T Ajeeb, Olga V Malysheva, Marie A Caudill, Kathleen Axen, Anjana Saxena, Ekaterina Semernina, Khatia Nanobashvili, Xinyin Jiang
Maternal obesity increases placental transport of macronutrients, resulting in fetal overgrowth and obesity later in life. Choline participates in fatty acid metabolism, serves as a methyl donor and influences growth signaling, which may modify placental macronutrient homeostasis and affect fetal growth. Using a mouse model of maternal obesity, we assessed the effect of maternal choline supplementation on preventing fetal overgrowth and restoring placental macronutrient homeostasis. C57BL/6J mice were fed either a high-fat (HF, 60% kcal from fat) diet or a normal (NF, 10% kcal from fat) diet with a drinking supply of either 25 mM choline chloride or control purified water, respectively, beginning 4 weeks prior to mating until gestational day 12...
August 12, 2017: Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914342/quantification-of-the-intracellular-life-time-of-water-molecules-to-measure-transport-rates-of-human-aquaglyceroporins
#9
Madelene Palmgren, Malin Hernebring, Stefanie Eriksson, Karin Elbing, Cecilia Geijer, Samo Lasič, Peter Dahl, Jesper S Hansen, Daniel Topgaard, Karin Lindkvist-Petersson
Orthodox aquaporins are transmembrane channel proteins that facilitate rapid diffusion of water, while aquaglyceroporins facilitate the diffusion of small uncharged molecules such as glycerol and arsenic trioxide. Aquaglyceroporins play important roles in human physiology, in particular for glycerol metabolism and arsenic detoxification. We have developed a unique system applying the strain of the yeast Pichia pastoris, where the endogenous aquaporins/aquaglyceroporins have been removed and human aquaglyceroporins AQP3, AQP7, and AQP9 are recombinantly expressed enabling comparative permeability measurements between the expressed proteins...
September 15, 2017: Journal of Membrane Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914244/comparative-evaluation-of-salt-water-rinse-with-chlorhexidine-against-oral-microbes-a-school-based-randomized-controlled-trial
#10
V Aravinth, M B Aswath Narayanan, S G Ramesh Kumar, A Leena Selvamary, A Sujatha
BACKGROUND: Mouth rinse that is natural, safe, cost-effective, readily available and culturally acceptable is required as an adjunct to routine tooth brushing to combat dental diseases. The aim of present study was to compare the effectiveness of salt water rinse with chlorhexidine mouth rinse in reducing dental plaque and oral microbial count. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The Minimum Inhibitory Concentration (MIC) of salt water against S. mutans, L.acidophilus, A. actinomycetemcomitans and P...
October 2017: Journal of the Indian Society of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913700/mobility-and-dissipation-of-chlorpyriphos-and-quinalphos-in-sandy-clay-loam-in-an-agroecosystem-a-laboratory-based-soil-column-study
#11
Bindumol G P, Harilal C C
Leaching potential of pesticides, apart from climatological factors, depends on soil physical properties, soil-pesticide interaction and chemical nature of the molecule. Recent investigations have revealed the presence of various organophosphate pesticides in various agroecosystems. The present study investigated the soil transport mechanism of commonly used organophosphate pesticides in acidic sandy clay loam soils of Kerala State, India. Packed soil column experiment was undertaken under laboratory condition for 30 days...
September 15, 2017: Environmental Monitoring and Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913678/comparison-of-point-source-pollutant-loadings-to-soil-and-groundwater-for-72-chemical-substances
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Soonyoung Yu, Sang-Il Hwang, Seong-Taek Yun, Gitak Chae, Dongsu Lee, Ki-Eun Kim
Fate and transport of 72 chemicals in soil and groundwater were assessed by using a multiphase compositional model (CompFlow Bio) because some of the chemicals are non-aqueous phase liquids or solids in the original form. One metric ton of chemicals were assumed to leak in a stylized facility. Scenarios of both surface spills and subsurface leaks were considered. Simulation results showed that the fate and transport of chemicals above the water table affected the fate and transport of chemicals below the water table, and vice versa...
September 15, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912346/the-blood-pressure-lowering-effect-of-20-hete-blockade-in-cyp4a14-mice-is-associated-with-natriuresis
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Varunkumar Pandey, Victor Garcia, Ankit Gilani, Priyanka Mishra, Frank Fan Zhang, Mahesh P Paudyal, John R Falck, Alberto Nasjletti, Wen-Hui Wang, Michal L Schwartzman
20-Hydroxy-5,8,11,14-eicosatetraenoic acid (20-HETE) has been linked to pro- and anti-hypertensive actions through its ability to promote vasoconstriction and inhibit Na transport in the ascending limb of the loop of Henle, respectively. In this study, we assessed the effects of 20-HETE blockade on blood pressure, renal hemodynamics and urinary sodium excretion in Cyp4a14(-/-) male mice, which display androgen-driven 20-HETE-dependent hypertension. Administration of 20-SOLA, a water-soluble 20-HETE antagonist, in the drinking water normalized blood pressure of male Cyp4a14(-/-) hypertensive mice (124± vs 153± mmHg) while having no effect on age-matched normotensive wild-type male mice...
September 14, 2017: Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911802/transient-gestational-exposure-to-drinking-water-containing-excess-hexavalent-chromium-modifies-insulin-signaling-in-liver-and-skeletal-muscle-of-rat-progeny
#14
Navaneethabalakrishnan Shobana, Mariajoseph Michael Aruldhas, Lalmuankimi Tochhawng, Ayyalu Loganathan, Sadhasivam Balaji, Mani Kathiresh Kumar, Liaquat Alikhan Sheerin Banu, Ajit Kumar Navin, Chinnaiyan Mayilvanan, Ramachandran Ilangovan, Karundevi Balasubramanian
Chromium (Cr), an essential micronutrient potentiates insulin action, whereas excess hexavalent Cr (CrVI) acts as an endocrine disruptor. Pregnant mothers living in areas abutting industries using the metal and chromite ore dumps are exposed to ground water contaminated with Cr. Nevertheless, the impact of prenatal exposure to excess CrVI on insulin signaling in the progeny remains obscure. We tested the hypothesis "transient gestational exposure to drinking water containing excess CrVI may modify insulin signaling during postnatal life"...
September 11, 2017: Chemico-biological Interactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911794/response-of-extracellular-polymeric-substances-to-thermal-treatment-in-sludge-dewatering-process
#15
Long-Fei Wang, Chen Qian, Jian-Kai Jiang, Xiao-Dong Ye, Han-Qing Yu
Sludge dewatering is an important process in municipal wastewater treatment and critically influences the subsequent transportation and disposal. Thermal treatment coupled with other chemical processes has been widely used to improve sludge dewaterability. However, information about the response of sludge extracellular polymeric substances (EPS) to thermal treatment and its role in sludge dewatering is still limited. In this work, the effects of thermal treatment on anaerobic and aerobic sludges were investigated with an emphasis on the colloid properties of released EPS in sludge dewatering process...
September 11, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911018/wilted-cucumber-plants-infected-by-fusarium-oxysporum-f-sp-cucumerinum-do-not-suffer-from-water-shortage
#16
Yuming Sun, Min Wang, Yingrui Li, Zechen Gu, Ning Ling, Qirong Shen, Shiwei Guo
Background and Aims: Fusarium wilt is primarily a soil-borne disease and results in yield loss and quality decline in cucumber (Cucumis sativus). The main symptom of fusarium wilt is the wilting of entire plant, which could be caused by a fungal toxin(s) or blockage of water transport. To investigate whether this wilt arises from water shortage, the physiological responses of hydroponically grown cucumber plants subjected to water stress using polyethylene glycol (PEG, 6000) were compared with those of plants infected with Fusarium oxysporum f...
September 1, 2017: Annals of Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910962/pharmaceuticals-and-other-anthropogenic-chemicals-in-atmospheric-particulates-and-precipitation
#17
Mark L Ferrey, M Coreen Hamilton, Will J Backe, Kurt E Anderson
Air and precipitation samples were analyzed by liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) and gas chromatography mass spectrometry (GC-MS) for pharmaceuticals, personal care products, and other commercial chemicals within the St. Paul/Minneapolis metropolitan area of Minnesota, U.S. Of the 126 chemicals analyzed, 17 were detected at least once. Bisphenol A, N,N-diethyl-meta-toluamide (DEET), and cocaine were the most frequently detected; their maximum concentrations in snow were 3.80, 9.49, and 0...
September 10, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910793/solute-transport-in-hemodialysis-advances-and-limitations-of-current-membrane-technology
#18
William R Clark, Dayong Gao, Mauro Neri, Claudio Ronco
Extracorporeal therapy for end-stage renal disease is now provided to more than three million patients globally. Nearly all treatments are performed with filters containing hollow fiber membranes, removing solutes and water by diffusion, convection, and ultrafiltration. In this review, we will provide a detailed quantitative analysis of the transport processes involved in different hemodialysis (HD) therapies. We will also report some technical aspects of hollow fiber membranes and filters composed of them along with the mechanisms of solute and water removal for such devices...
2017: Contributions to Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910746/transport-of-imidazolium-based-ionic-liquids-with-different-anion-cation-species-in-sand-soil-columns
#19
Zhiqiang Dong, Li Wei, Suwei Xu, Jingwei Sun, Xinyi Shi, Yuping Qiu
Ionic liquids (ILs) have been widely used as environmentally friendly solvents to replace volatile organic solvents in the chemistry industries. They have a high water solubility and potential risk to organisms in the soil-water environment. At present, most studies focused on the batch sorption of ILs in soil and neglected the investigation of IL transports in soil, which results in a lack of understanding of the structure-dependent mobility of ILs in the environment. Laboratory-scale sand/soil column experiments were performed to study the transport of imidazolium-based ILs, such as [C4mim][OTF], [C4mim][TOS], [C4mim][MeSO3], [C4mim][BF4], [C2mim][BF4], and [C6mim][BF4] including different counteranions and alkyl chain lengths of IL cations...
September 11, 2017: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910728/hygroscopicity-of-internally-mixed-particles-composed-of-nh4-2so4-and-citric-acid-under-pulsed-rh-change
#20
Xiao-Min Shi, Feng-Min Wu, Bo Jing, Na Wang, Lin-Lin Xu, Shu-Feng Pang, Yun-Hong Zhang
In this research, we applied a pulsed RH controlling system and a rapid scan vacuum FTIR spectrometer (PRHCS-RSVFTIR) to investigate hygroscopicity of internally mixed (NH4)2SO4(AS)/citric acid (CA) particles. The water content and efflorescence ratio of AS in the particles and ambient relative humidity (RH) as a function of time were obtained with a subsecond time resolution. The hygroscopic behavior of AS aerosols in two different RH control processes (equilibrium and RH pulsed processes) showed that AS droplets crystallize with RH ranging from 42% to 26...
September 9, 2017: Chemosphere
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