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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426195/one-step-fabrication-of-non-fluorinated-transparent-super-repellent-surfaces-with-tunable-wettability-functioning-both-in-air-and-oil
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Mengying Long, Shan Peng, Xiaojun Yang, Wanshun Deng, Ni Wen, Kai Miao, Gongyun Chen, Xinrui Miao, Wenli Deng
In this paper, we have developed a one-step thermal treatment of polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) liquid to create transparent super-repellent surface (TSS) and super-repellent powder. They are super-repellent toward water and ethylene glycol. During the one-step thermal treatment, PDMS soot generated and deposited onto glass slide (GS) surface to fabricate the TSS without fluorosilane modification. The facilely obtained TSS presented superhydrophobicity and self-cleaning property when immersed into very low-surface-tension oils such as petroleum ether, hexadecane, peanut oil, and dodecane...
April 20, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417138/long-term-exposure-to-ambient-air-pollution-and-traffic-noise-and-incident-hypertension-in-seven-cohorts-of-the-european-study-of-cohorts-for-air-pollution-effects-escape
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Kateryna B Fuks, Gudrun Weinmayr, Xavier Basagaña, Olena Gruzieva, Regina Hampel, Bente Oftedal, Mette Sørensen, Kathrin Wolf, Geir Aamodt, Gunn Marit Aasvang, Inmaculada Aguilera, Thomas Becker, Rob Beelen, Bert Brunekreef, Barbara Caracciolo, Josef Cyrys, Roberto Elosua, Kirsten Thorup Eriksen, Maria Foraster, Laura Fratiglioni, Agneta Hilding, Danny Houthuijs, Michal Korek, Nino Künzli, Jaume Marrugat, Mark Nieuwenhuijsen, Claes-Göran Östenson, Johanna Penell, Göran Pershagen, Ole Raaschou-Nielsen, Wim J R Swart, Annette Peters, Barbara Hoffmann
Aims: We investigated whether traffic-related air pollution and noise are associated with incident hypertension in European cohorts. Methods and results: We included seven cohorts of the European study of cohorts for air pollution effects (ESCAPE). We modelled concentrations of particulate matter with aerodynamic diameter ≤2.5 µm (PM2.5), ≤10 µm (PM10), >2.5, and ≤10 µm (PMcoarse), soot (PM2.5 absorbance), and nitrogen oxides at the addresses of participants with land use regression...
April 1, 2017: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414345/three-color-vibrational-cars-thermometry-of-fuel-rich-ethylene-air-flames-using-a-potassium-gadolinium-tungstate-raman-active-crystal-as-a-source-of-narrowband-probe-radiation
#3
Christian Meißner, Johannes W Tröger, Dimitrii N Kozlov, Frank Beyrau, Thomas Seeger
Three-color broadband vibrational coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering (CARS) temperature measurements were carried out in laminar fuel-rich sooting ethylene/air flames. Stimulated Raman scattering (SRS) of a picosecond pump laser pulse in a Raman-active potassium gadolinium tungstate [KGd(WO<sub>4</sub>)<sub>2</sub>] crystal was employed as a source of narrowband probe radiation. In the three-color CARS experiment, this wavelength-shifted radiation enables N<sub>2</sub>-based vibrational CARS temperature measurements in sooting flames free of the signal interference with the absorption/emission bands of the flame intermediate radicals C<sub>2</sub>...
April 10, 2017: Applied Optics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414343/effect-of-hydrocarbon-molecular-decomposition-on-palladium-assisted-laser-induced-plasma-ablation
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Alireza Moosakhani, Parviz Parvin, Seyedeh Zahra Mortazavi, Ali Reyhani, Shariar Abachi
The Q-switched Nd:YAG laser is focused on a palladium target in the control chamber filled with various hydrocarbon atmospheres (C1-C4) to investigate their effect on the palladium ablated mass, gas reaction products, and corresponding plasma parameters (such as electron density N<sub>e</sub> and plasma temperature T<sub>e</sub>) during molecular decomposition. The plasma parameters arise mainly from the Pd nanocatalytic activity during the laser-induced plasma process. We compare synthetic air atmosphere to hydrocarbon media to understand how the latter generates excess heat via oxygen-free exothermic (recombination) reactions...
April 10, 2017: Applied Optics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414221/new-isolated-pentagon-rule-isomers-of-fullerene-c98-captured-as-chloro-derivatives
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Fei Jin, Shangfeng Yang, Sergey I Troyanov
Fullerene C98 possesses 259 isomers obeying the isolated pentagon rule (IPR), from which two, nos. 116 and 248, have been confirmed earlier as chloro derivatives. High-temperature chlorination of C98-containing mixtures afforded crystals of several chloro derivatives, and their structure elucidation by X-ray crystallography revealed the presence of new isomers, nos. 107, 109, and 120, in the fullerene soot. Evidence for an isomer of no. 111 is also presented. In addition, a new chloride of the known isomer 248 has been isolated and structurally studied...
April 17, 2017: Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28371732/dynamic-and-thermodynamic-mechanisms-of-tfa-adsorption-by-particulate-matter
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Junyu Guo, Zihan Zhai, Lei Wang, Ziyuan Wang, Jing Wu, Boya Zhang, Jianbo Zhang
Trifluoroacetic acid (TFA) in the atmosphere is produced by degradation of hydrochlorofluorocarbons and hydrofluorocarbons. In recent years, TFA has attracted global attention because of increased environmental concentrations, biological toxicity and accumulation in aqueous environments. This study focused on the mechanisms underlying the adsorption of TFA by particulate matter to identify the appropriate descriptive model for this process and thus improve estimation of TFA adsorption in future environmental monitoring...
March 31, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28352903/rationalizing-the-relative-abundances-of-trimetallic-nitride-template-based-endohedral-metallofullerenes-from-aromaticity-measures
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M Garcia-Borràs, S Osuna, J M Luis, M Solà
The synthesis of endohedral metallofullerenes (EMFs) from a carbon soot sample of an arc discharge leads to a variety of EMFs that are obtained in different relative abundances. In the present work, we show that these abundances can be predicted from aromaticity calculations. In particular, we use the normalized Additive Local Aromaticity (ALAN) index. Our results show that the most abundant Sc3N-based and Y3N-based EMFs in fullerene soot are the most aromatic. This study reinforces the idea that aromaticity plays a key role in determining the stability of EMFs...
March 29, 2017: Chemical Communications: Chem Comm
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28351008/aerosol-characteristics-and-sources-in-yangzhou-china-resolved-by-offline-aerosol-mass-spectrometry-and-other-techniques
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Xinlei Ge, Ling Li, Yanfang Chen, Hui Chen, Dan Wu, Junfeng Wang, Xinchun Xie, Shun Ge, Zhaolian Ye, Jianzhong Xu, Mindong Chen
Detailed chemical characterization of fine aerosols (PM2.5) is important for reducing air pollution in densely populated areas, such as the Yangtze River Delta region in China. This study systematically analyzed PM2.5 samples collected during November 2015 to April 2016 in urban Yangzhou using a suite of techniques, in particular, an Aerodyne soot particle aerosol mass spectrometry (SP-AMS). The techniques used here reconstructed the majority of total PM2.5 measured where extracted species comprised on average 91...
March 25, 2017: Environmental Pollution
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
#10
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...
April 6, 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
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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
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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
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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
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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
#15
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
#16
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
#17
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
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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
#19
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
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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
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