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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346907/long-term-associations-of-modeled-and-self-reported-measures-of-exposure-to-air-pollution-and-noise-at-residence-on-prevalent-hypertension-and-blood-pressure
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Anitha Pitchika, Regina Hampel, Kathrin Wolf, Ute Kraus, Josef Cyrys, Wolfgang Babisch, Annette Peters, Alexandra Schneider
Air pollution, traffic noise and noise annoyance are suggested to be associated with hypertension and blood pressure (BP); however, the evidence remains inconsistent. Our study examined the long-term associations of modeled and self-reported measures of air pollution and traffic noise on prevalent hypertension and BP. We analyzed cross-sectional data from 2552 participants aged 31-72years from the KORA F4 (2006-2008) study conducted in the region of Augsburg, Germany. Land-use regression models were used to estimate residential long-term exposure to particulate matter <2...
March 24, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346827/effects-of-cerium-oxide-and-ferrocene-nanoparticles-addition-as-fuel-borne-catalysts-on-diesel-engine-particulate-emissions-environmental-and-health-implications
#2
Zhi-Hui Zhang, Rajasekhar Balasubramanian
This study systematically examined the potential impacts of doping CeO2 and Fe(C5H5)2 nanoparticles as fuel-borne catalysts (FBCs) to ultralow sulfur diesel (ULSD) fuel on the physical, chemical and toxicological characteristics of diesel particulate matter (DPM). The FBCs-doped fuels are effective in promoting soot oxidation and reducing the DPM mass emissions, but lead to a significant increase in the total particle counts due to the formation of self-nucleated metallic nanoparticles. Compared to undoped ULSD, the FBCs-doped fuels result in higher concentrations of particle-phase polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and n-alkanes, higher fractions of organic carbon (OC) and water-soluble organic carbon (WSOC) in particles, show slight alterations in soot nanostructure, reduce soot ignition temperature and activation energy...
March 27, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327162/biological-effects-of-carbon-black-nanoparticles-are-changed-by-surface-coating-with-polycyclic-aromatic-hydrocarbons
#3
Karina Lindner, Michael Ströbele, Sandra Schlick, Sina Webering, André Jenckel, Johannes Kopf, Olga Danov, Katherina Sewald, Christian Buj, Otto Creutzenberg, Thomas Tillmann, Gerhard Pohlmann, Heinrich Ernst, Christina Ziemann, Gereon Hüttmann, Holger Heine, Henning Bockhorn, Tanja Hansen, Peter König, Heinz Fehrenbach
BACKGROUND: Carbon black nanoparticles (CBNP) are mainly composed of carbon, with a small amount of other elements (including hydrogen and oxygen). The toxicity of CBNP has been attributed to their large surface area, and through adsorbing intrinsically toxic substances, such as polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH). It is not clear whether a PAH surface coating changes the toxicological properties of CBNP by influencing their physicochemical properties, through the specific toxicity of the surface-bound PAH, or by a combination of both...
March 21, 2017: Particle and Fibre Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321449/catalysts-of-self-assembled-pt-ceo2-%C3%AE-rich-core-shell-nanoparticles-on-3d-ordered-macroporous-ce1-xzrxo2-for-soot-oxidation-nanostructure-dependent-catalytic-activity
#4
Yuechang Wei, Jinqing Jiao, Xindong Zhang, Baofang Jin, Zhen Zhao, Jing Xiong, Yazhao Li, Jian Liu, Jianmei Li
The catalytic performance in heterogeneous catalytic reactions consisting of solid reactants is strongly dependent on the nanostructure of the catalysts. Metal-oxides core-shell (MOCS) nanostructures have potential to enhance the catalytic activity for soot oxidation reactions as a result of optimizing the density of active sites located at the metal-oxide interface. Here, we report a facile strategy for fabricating nanocatalysts with self-assembled Pt@CeO2-δ-rich core-shell nanoparticles (NPs) supported on three-dimensionally ordered macroporous (3DOM) Ce1-xZrxO2via the in situ colloidal crystal template (CCT) method...
March 21, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319888/heterogeneous-reaction-of-peroxyacetyl-nitrate-pan-on-soot
#5
Ximeng Zhao, Tianyu Gao, Jianbo Zhang
The interaction between photochemical oxidants and aerosol particles has been examined in previous atmospheric pollution studies. The heterogeneous reaction can affect the concentration of gases and free radicals, as well as the morphology and properties of particles. In this report, the interaction between the photochemical oxidant peroxyacetyl nitrate (PAN) and soot particles was investigated using a flow tube system. We used real-time online monitoring equipment to track changes in PAN concentrations. Substances on the soot surface were detected using ion chromatography (IC), x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), and other surface analysis methods...
March 6, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315057/changes-in-precipitating-snow-chemistry-with-seasonality-in-the-remote-laohugou-glacier-basin-western-qilian-mountains
#6
Zhiwen Dong, Dahe Qin, Xiang Qin, Jianyong Cui, Shichang Kang
Trace elements in the atmosphere could provide information about regional atmospheric pollution. This study presented a whole year of precipitation observation data regarding the concentrations of trace metals (e.g., Cr, Ni, Cu, Mn, Cd, Mo, Pb, Sb, Ti, and Zn), and a TEM-EDX (transmission electron microscope-energy dispersive X-ray spectrometer) analysis from June 2014 to September 2015 at a remote alpine glacier basin in Northwest China, the Laohugou (LHG) basin (4200 m a.s.l.), to determine the regional scale of atmospheric conditions and chemical processing in the free troposphere in the region...
March 18, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28278030/carbon-nanotube-like-materials-in-the-exhaust-from-a-diesel-engine-using-gas-oil-ethanol-mixing-fuel-with-catalysts-and-sulphur
#7
Shunsuke Suzuki, Shinsuke Mori
Particle matters from a diesel engine including soot and carbon nanomaterials were collected on a sampling holder and their structure was studied by transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and scanning electron microscopy (SEM). As a result of employing gas oil/ethanol mixing fuel with sulphur and ferrocene/molybdenum as catalyst sources, formation of carbon nanotubes (CNT)-like materials in addition to soot was observed in the exhaust gas from a diesel engine. It was revealed that CNT-like materials were included among soot in our system only when following three conditions were satisfied simultaneously; high ethanol fraction in fuel, high sulphur loading and presence of catalyst sources in fuel...
February 28, 2017: Journal of the Air & Waste Management Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260676/recyclable-magnetic-superhydrophobic-straw-soot-sponge-for-highly-efficient-oil-water-separation
#8
Farshad Beshkar, Hossein Khojasteh, Masoud Salavati-Niasari
A simple and low-cost route to fabricate durable superhydrophobic magnetic polyurethane sponge was obtained by immersing a polyurethane sponge in a colloidal suspension of straw soot and magnetic nanoparticles. The as prepared sponge was used for separation of oil/water mixture. XRD, FT-IR, VSM, SEM and contact angle measurement analysis were used for characterization the materials. The effects of different stabilizer or surfactants (cetyltrimethylammonium bromide (CTAB), sodium dodecyl sulfate (SDS) and polyethylene glycol 6000 (PEG 6000)) on the morphology and geometrical structure of magnetic nanoparticles were investigated...
July 1, 2017: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28249114/impact-of-soot-on-nox-adsorption-over-cu-modified-hydrotalcite-derived-lean-nox-trap-catalyst
#9
Bo Li, Chonglin Song, Gang Lv, Ke Chen, Xiaofeng Cao
The impact of soot on NOx adsorption was studied over a Cu-modified hydrotalcite-derived lean NOx trap catalyst in a NO + O2 atmosphere. Powder X-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy, Raman scattering spectroscopy, and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy were used to characterize the surface properties of the pure catalyst and the soot/catalyst mixture. The adsorbed NOx species on the samples were evaluated by in situ diffuse reflectance Fourier transform spectroscopy. The soot coverage decreases the available adsorption sites on the surface of the catalyst, and a portion of active oxygen species are consumed by the soot oxidation during He pretreatment process...
March 14, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223692/human-peripheral-blood-mononuclear-cells-pbmcs-from-smokers-release-higher-levels-of-il-1-like-cytokines-after-exposure-to-combustion-generated-ultrafine-particles
#10
Gianluigi De Falco, Michela Terlizzi, Mariano Sirignano, Mario Commodo, Andrea D'Anna, Rita P Aquino, Aldo Pinto, Rosalinda Sorrentino
Ultrafine particles (UFP) generated by combustion processes are often associated with adverse health effects. However, little is known about the inflammatory processes generated by UFP that may underlie their toxicological activity. Murine macrophages (J774.1 cells) and human peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) were used to evaluate the molecular mechanism underlying the pro-inflammatory activity of UFP. The addition of soot particles to J774.1 cells induced a concentration-dependent release of IL-1α, IL-1β and IL-33 This effect was not associated with cell death and, in contrast to literature, was pronounced at very low concentrations (5-100 pg/ml)...
February 22, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218700/comparative-study-of-different-methods-for-soot-sensing-and-filter-monitoring-in-diesel-exhausts
#11
Markus Feulner, Gunter Hagen, Kathrin Hottner, Sabrina Redel, Andreas Müller, Ralf Moos
Due to increasingly tighter emission limits for diesel and gasoline engines, especially concerning particulate matter emissions, particulate filters are becoming indispensable devices for exhaust gas after treatment. Thereby, for an efficient engine and filter control strategy and a cost-efficient filter design, reliable technologies to determine the soot load of the filters and to measure particulate matter concentrations in the exhaust gas during vehicle operation are highly needed. In this study, different approaches for soot sensing are compared...
February 18, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215071/chemical-and-equipment-free-strategy-to-fabricate-water-oil-separating-materials-for-emergent-oil-spill-accidents
#12
Guannan Ju, Jing Liu, Donglin Li, Mengjiao Cheng, Feng Shi
Oil spill accidents normally have two important features when considering practical cleanup strategies: (1) unexpected occurrence in any situations possibly without specific equipment and chemicals; (2) emergency to be cleaned to minimize the influences on ecosystems. To address these two practical problems regarding removal of spilt oil, we have proposed an in situ, rapid, and facile candle-soot strategy to fabricate water/oil separating materials based on superhydrophobicity/superoleophilicity. The one-step fabrication method is independent of any chemicals or equipment and can be ready for use through short smoking processes within 5 min by using raw materials available in daily life such as textiles...
March 14, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198887/femtosecond-two-photon-planar-laser-induced-fluorescence-of-carbon-monoxide-in-flames
#13
Daniel R Richardson, Sukesh Roy, James R Gord
Two-photon, planar laser-induced fluorescence (TP-PLIF) of carbon monoxide was performed in steady and driven flames using femtosecond (fs) laser pulses at 1 kHz. Excitation radiation at 230.1 nm (full-width at half-maximum bandwidth of 270  cm<sup>-1</sup>) was used to pump many rovibrational two-photon transitions in the B<sup>1</sup>∑<sup>+</sup>←X<sup>1</sup>∑<sup>+</sup> system. Visible fluorescence in the range 362-516 nm was captured using an image intensifier and high-speed camera...
February 15, 2017: Optics Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28157284/mechanisms-of-increased-particle-and-voc-emissions-during-dpf-active-regeneration-and-practical-emissions-considering-regeneration
#14
Hiroyuki Yamada, Satoshi Inomata, Hiroshi Tanimoto
Mechanisms involved in increased particle and volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions during active and parked active regenerations of a diesel particulate filter (DPF) were investigated using heavy-duty trucks equipped with both a urea selective catalytic reduction system and a DPF (SCR + DPF) and a DPF-only. Particle emissions increased in the later part of the regeneration period but the mechanisms were different above and below 23 nm. Particles above 23 nm were emitted due to the lower filtering efficiency of the DPF because of the decreasing amount of soot trapped during regeneration...
February 27, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28135408/a-copper-based-supramolecular-nanocapsule-that-enables-straightforward-purification-of-sc3-n-based-endohedral-metallofullerene-soots
#15
Carles Fuertes-Espinosa, Cristina García-Simón, Edison Castro, Miquel Costas, Luis Echegoyen, Xavi Ribas
A self-assembled Cu(II) -based nanocapsule enables efficient and straightforward isolation of Sc3 N@C80 from arc-processed raw soot. The newly designed Cu(II) -based supramolecular nanocapsule 5⋅(OTf)8 was used to effectively entrap fullerenes and endohedral metallofullerenes (EMFs) with different affinities depending on their size and shape. Moreover, we took advantage of the sharply different entrapment abilities of the 5⋅(OTf)8 cage in the solid state versus in solution to encapsulate all the species with the exception of Sc3 N@C80 (both Ih and D5h isomers), which remains pure in solution...
March 13, 2017: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28116624/chemical-characterization-of-diesel-and-hydrotreated-vegetable-oil-hvo-soot-after-reactive-gas-probing-using-diffuse-reflectance-ftir-spectroscopy-drifts
#16
A Tapia, M S Salgado, M P Martín, J Rodríguez-Fernández, M J Rossi, B Cabañas
A chemical characterization of diesel and hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO) soot has been developed using diffuse reflectance infrared Fourier transform spectroscopy (DRIFTS) before and after the reaction with different probe gases. Samples were generated under combustion conditions corresponding to an urban operation mode of a diesel engine and were reacted with probe gas-phase molecules in a Knudsen flow reactor. Specifically, NH2OH, O3 and NO2 were used as reactants (probes) and selected according to their reactivities towards specific functional groups on the sample surface...
January 23, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107740/ambient-air-pollution-and-primary-liver-cancer-incidence-in-four-european-cohorts-within-the-escape-project
#17
Marie Pedersen, Zorana J Andersen, Massimo Stafoggia, Gudrun Weinmayr, Claudia Galassi, Mette Sørensen, Kirsten T Eriksen, Anne Tjønneland, Steffen Loft, Andrea Jaensch, Gabriele Nagel, Hans Concin, Ming-Yi Tsai, Sara Grioni, Alessandro Marcon, Vittorio Krogh, Fulvio Ricceri, Carlotta Sacerdote, Andrea Ranzi, Ranjeet Sokhi, Roel Vermeulen, Kees de Hoogh, Meng Wang, Rob Beelen, Paolo Vineis, Bert Brunekreef, Gerard Hoek, Ole Raaschou-Nielsen
BACKGROUND: Tobacco smoke exposure increases the risk of cancer in the liver, but little is known about the possible risk associated with exposure to ambient air pollution. OBJECTIVES: We evaluated the association between residential exposure to air pollution and primary liver cancer incidence. METHODS: We obtained data from four cohorts with enrolment during 1985-2005 in Denmark, Austria and Italy. Exposure to nitrogen oxides (NO2 and NOX), particulate matter (PM) with diameter of less than 10µm (PM10), less than 2...
April 2017: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090765/aggregation-kinetics-of-diesel-soot-nanoparticles-in-wet-environments
#18
Chengyu Chen, Weilin Huang
Soot produced during incomplete combustion consists mainly of carbonaceous nanoparticles (NPs) with severe adverse environmental and health effects, and its environmental fate and transport are largely controlled by aggregation. In this study, we examined the aggregation behavior for diesel soot NPs under aqueous condition in an effort to elucidate the fundamental processes that govern soot particle-particle interactions in wet environments such as rain droplets or surface aquatic systems. The influence of electrolytes and aqueous pH on colloidal stability of these NPs was investigated by measuring their aggregation kinetics in different aqueous solution chemistries...
January 31, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088011/particulates-and-noise-exposure-during-bicycle-bus-and-car-commuting-a-study-in-three-european-cities
#19
Enembe O Okokon, Tarja Yli-Tuomi, Anu W Turunen, Pekka Taimisto, Arto Pennanen, Ilias Vouitsis, Zissis Samaras, Marita Voogt, Menno Keuken, Timo Lanki
BACKGROUND: In order to curb traffic-related air pollution and its impact on the physical environment, contemporary city commuters are encouraged to shift from private car use to active or public transport modes. However, personal exposures to particulate matter (PM), black carbon and noise during commuting may be substantial. Therefore, studies comparing exposures during recommended modes of transport versus car trips are needed. METHODS: We measured personal exposure to various-sized particulates, soot, and noise during commuting by bicycle, bus and car in three European cities: Helsinki in Finland, Rotterdam in the Netherlands and Thessaloniki in Greece using portable monitoring devices...
April 2017: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079987/body-centered-tetragonal-c16-a-novel-topological-node-line-semimetallic-carbon-composed-of-tetrarings
#20
Yong Cheng, Xing Feng, Xiaoting Cao, Bin Wen, Qian Wang, Yoshiyuki Kawazoe, Puru Jena
The present work not only predicts the existence of 3D topological semimetallic carbon allotropes composed of tetrarings, but also provides a likely crystalline structure for the unknown phase produced in the detonation soot.
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