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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448845/use-of-aqueous-two-phase-peg-salt-systems-for-the-removal-of-anionic-surfactant-from-effluents
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Gabriella Frade Murari, Jussara Alves Penido, Heriveltom Morais da Silva, Bruno Eduardo Lôbo Baêta, Sérgio Francisco de Aquino, Leandro Rodrigues de Lemos, Guilherme Dias Rodrigues, Aparecida Barbosa Mageste
Linear alkylbenzene sulfonates (LAS) are synthetic anionic surfactants that are extensively used in many industries. As a result, large volumes of effluents containing high levels of these compounds are discharged into water bodies, causing risks to aquatic flora and fauna. Then, there is a need for environmentally safe and economically viable technologies for the removal of LAS from aqueous matrices. The present work evaluates the use of aqueous two-phase systems (ATPS) composed of PEG and sulfate salts for this purpose, considering the effects of tie line length (TLL), molar mass of polymer, and type of cation-forming salt on the partitioning behavior of LAS...
April 24, 2017: Journal of Environmental Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448834/cmc-prediction-for-ionic-surfactants-in-pure-water-and-aqueous-salt-solutions-based-solely-on-tabulated-molecular-parameters
#2
Stoyan I Karakashev, Stoyan K Smoukov
The critical micelle concentration (CMC) of various surfactants is difficult to predict accurately, yet often necessary to do in both industry and science. Hence, quantum-chemical software packages for precise calculation of CMC were developed, but they are expensive and time consuming. We show here an easy method for calculating CMC with a reasonable accuracy. Firstly, CMC0 (intrinsic CMC, absent added salt) was coupled with quantitative structure - property relationship (QSPR) with defined by us parameter "CMC predictor" f1...
April 18, 2017: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447292/ecology-of-the-human-opportunistic-black-yeast-exophiala-dermatitidis-indicates-preference-for-human-made-habitats
#3
Monika Novak Babič, Jerneja Zupančič, Nina Gunde-Cimerman, Sybren de Hoog, Polona Zalar
Exophiala dermatitidis is an ascomycetous black yeast from the order Chaetothyriales. Its growth characteristics include the polymorphic life cycle, ability to grow at high and low temperatures, at a wide pH range, survival at high concentrations of NaCl, and survival at high UV and radioactive radiation. Exophiala dermatitidis causes deep or localized phaeohyphomycosis in immuno-compromised people worldwide and is regularly encountered in the lungs of cystic fibrosis patients. Regardless of numerous ecological studies worldwide, little is known about its natural habitat or the possible infection routes...
April 26, 2017: Mycopathologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443368/improving-bioelectricity-generation-and-cod-removal-of-sewage-sludge-in-microbial-desalination-cell
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Atieh Ebrahimi, Daryoush Yousefi Kebria, Ghasem D Najafpour
Improving wastewater treatment process and water desalination are two important solutions for increasing the available supply of fresh water. Microbial desalination cells (MDCs) with common electrolytes display relatively low organic matter removal and high cost. In this study, sewage sludge was used as the substrate in the MDC under three different initial salt concentrations (5, 20 and 35 g.L(-1)) and the maximum salt removal rates of 50.6, 64 and 69.6% were obtained under batch condition, respectively. The MDC also produced the maximum power density of 47...
April 26, 2017: Environmental Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443361/the-effect-of-alkali-on-the-product-distribution-from-black-liquor-conversion-under-supercritical-water
#5
Y Hawangchu, D Atong, V Sricharoenchaikul
Lignin in chemical pulping waste, or black liquor (BL), can be converted into various products via supercritical water gasification (SCWG). However, the inherited alkaline contents from the pulping chemicals may affect the product yields and properties. In this research, the influence of the residual alkali on the product distribution via SCWG of soda BL and kraft BL was evaluated. The SCWG was performed in a batch quartz reactor for 10 min at various temperatures (673, 773 and 873 K) and pressures (250, 300 and 400 bar)...
April 26, 2017: Environmental Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443102/effect-of-hbdhn1-and-hbdhn2-genes-on-abiotic-stress-responses-in-arabidopsis
#6
Yuxin Cao, Xian Xiang, Mengting Geng, Qin You, Xi Huang
Dehydrin is a type of late embryogenesis abundant (LEA) protein. The dehydrin genes, HbDHN1 and HbDHN2, in Hevea brasiliensis were previously found to be induced at the wounding site of epicormic shoots, with local tissue dehydration identified as the key signal for laticifer differentiation. However, the exact role of the HbDHNs remains unknown. In this study, HbDHN1 and HbDHN2 expression was examined under multiple abiotic stresses; namely, cold, salt, drought, wounding, abscisic acid (ABA), ethylene (ET), and jasmonic acid (JA) treatment...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442768/synergistic-effect-of-nitrate-doped-tio2-aerosols-on-the-fast-photochemical-oxidation-of-formaldehyde
#7
Jing Shang, Wei Wei Xu, Chun Xiang Ye, Christian George, Tong Zhu
The uptake of formaldehyde (HCHO) on mineral dust affects its budget as well as particle properties, yet the process has not yet been fully investigate. Here, TiO2 and nitrate-doped TiO2 aerosols were used as proxies for mineral dust, and the uptake of HCHO was explored in a chamber under both dark and illuminated conditions. The uptake loss of HCHO on UV-illuminated aerosols is 2-9 times faster than its gaseous photolysis in our experimental system. The uptake coefficient in the range of 0.43-1.68 × 10(-7) is 1-2 orders of magnitude higher than previous reports on model mineral dust particles...
April 25, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440646/aqueous-reaction-of-dicarbonyls-with-ammonia-as-a-potential-source-of-organic-nitrogen-in-airborne-nanoparticles
#8
Christopher M Stangl, Murray V Johnston
Nitrogen-containing organic species such as imines and imidazoles can be formed by aqueous reactions of carbonyl-containing compounds in the presence of ammonia. In the work described here, these reactions are studied in airborne aqueous nanodroplets containing ammonium sulfate and glyoxal, methylglyoxal, or glycolaldehyde using a combination of online and offline mass spectrometry. N/C ratios attributed to the organic fraction of the particles (N/Corg) produced from glyoxal and methylglyoxal were quantified across a wide relative humidity range...
April 25, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439395/antioxidant-responses-under-salinity-and-drought-in-three-closely-related-wild-monocots-with-different-ecological-optima
#9
Mohamad Al Hassan, Juliana Chaura, María P Donat-Torres, Monica Boscaiu, Oscar Vicente
Some deleterious effects of drought, soil salinity and other abiotic stresses are mediated by the generation of oxidative stress through an increase in reactive oxygen species (ROS) that damage cellular membranes, proteins and DNA. In response to increased ROS, plants activate an array of enzymatic and non-enzymatic antioxidant defences. We have correlated the activation of these responses with the contrasting tolerance to salinity and drought of three species of the genus Juncus, viz. J. maritimus, J. acutus (both halophytes) and J...
March 2017: AoB Plants
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438550/lipophilic-salts-of-poorly-soluble-compounds-to-enable-high-dose-lipidic-sedds-formulations-in-drug-discovery
#10
Michael Morgen, Ajay Saxena, Xue-Qing Chen, Warren Miller, Richard Nkansah, Aaron Goodwin, Jon Cape, Roy Haskell, Ching Su, Olafur Gudmundsson, Michael Hageman, Anoop Kumar, Gajendra Singh Chowan, Abhijith Rao, Vinay K Holenarsipur
Self-emulsifying drug delivery systems (SEDDS) have been used to solubilize poorly water-soluble drugs to improve exposure in high-dose pharmacokinetic (PK) and toxicokinetic (TK) studies. However, the absorbable dose is often limited by drug solubility in the lipidic SEDDS vehicle. This study focuses on increasing solubility and drug loading of ionizable drugs in SEDDS vehicles using lipophilic counterions to prepare lipophilic salts of drugs. SEDDS formulations of two lipophilic salts-atazanavir-2-naphthalene sulfonic acid (ATV-2-NSA) and atazanavir-dioctyl sulfosuccinic acid (ATV-Doc)-were characterized and their performance compared to atazanavir (ATV) free base formulated as an aqueous crystalline suspension, an organic solution, and a SEDDS suspension, using in vitro, in vivo, and in silico methods...
April 21, 2017: European Journal of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438314/progression-of-experimental-autoimmune-encephalomyelitis-is-associated-with-up-regulation-of-major-sodium-transporters-in-the-mouse-kidney-cortex-under-a-normal-salt-diet
#11
Xiaoming Zhou, Balamurugan Packialakshmi, Yao Xiao, Saule Nurmukhambetova, Jason R Lees
Recent demonstrations of exacerbation of experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE) by high salt diets prompted us to study whether EAE stimulated Na absorption by the renal cortex, a primary regulatory site for Na balance, even under a normal NaCl diet. We found that as EAE progressed from mild to severe symptoms, there were parallel increases in the protein abundance of NHE3 and αENaC and the Na,K-ATPase activity with an affiliated elevation of its β1-subunit protein. These effects are associated with increases in the protein levels of the well-known regulators SGK1 and scaffold NHERF2, and phosphorylation of ERK1/2...
April 18, 2017: Cellular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437452/enhanced-antibacterial-metabolite-production-through-the-application-of-statistical-methodologies-by-a-streptomyces-nogalater-niist-a30-isolated-from-western-ghats-forest-soil
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Jubi Jacob, Reshma Uma Rajendran, Syama Hari Priya, Jayamurthy Purushothaman, Dileep Kumar Bhaskaran Nair Saraswathy Amma
Streptomyces strains isolated from Nelliyampathy forest soil of Western Ghats, Kerala, India were evaluated for their antibacterial efficacy against two indicator pathogenic bacteria (Escherichia coli and Staphylococcus aureus). Among 140 strains tested, sixteen recorded potent antibacterial properties and were further screened against eleven bacterial pathogens. A strain identified as Streptomyces nogalater and designated as NIIST A30 exhibited maximum inhibition against all the test pathogens. Among the eight fermentation media tested, inorganic salts starch broth recorded the best for antibacterial production...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436529/modifying-surface-forces-through-control-of-surface-potentials
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Ran Tivony, Jacob Klein
Combining direct surface force measurements with in situ regulation of surface potential provides an exceptional opportunity for investigating and manipulating interfacial phenomena. Recently, we studied the interaction between gold and mica surfaces in water with no added salt, while controlling the metal potential, and found that the surface charge at the metal may vary, and possibly even change its sign, as it progressively approaches the (constant-charge) mica surface [Langmuir, 2015, 31(47), 12845-12849]...
April 24, 2017: Faraday Discussions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436161/dispersive-liquid-liquid-microextraction-as-an-effective-pre-analytical-step-for-the-determination-of-estradiol-in-human-urine
#14
Elena Kupcová, Katarína Reiffová
In this work, a fast and effective dispersive liquid-liquid microextraction was developed for the isolation and pre-concentration of free 17β-estradiol, the main human estrogen, from real human urine samples. To optimize the extraction technique, few important parameters such as type and volume of extraction and dispersive solvents, centrifugation conditions, effect of salt addition, and extraction time were studied. Optimal conditions were obtained when injecting 600 μL mixture of tetrachloromethane as extraction solvent and ethanol as dispersive solvent (1:5; v/v) into 2 mL of urine containing 8% NaCl and following centrifugation at 10 000 rpm, thus reaching enrichment factor 28 and extraction recovery 98% for estradiol...
April 24, 2017: Journal of Separation Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435940/an-overview-of-the-performance-of-the-cosmo-rs-approach-in-predicting-the-activity-coefficients-of-molecular-solutes-in-ionic-liquids-and-derived-properties-at-infinite-dilution
#15
Kamil Paduszyński
This paper reports a comprehensive evaluation of the conductor-like screening model for real solvents (COSMO-RS) in predicting infinite dilution activity coefficients (γ(∞)) of molecular solutes in ionic liquids (ILs). In particular, comparative analysis of two quantum chemical levels of calculations used in the COSMO part of COSMO-RS, namely, TZVP-COSMO and TZVPD-FINE, is presented and discussed. The final assessment of the model performance is established based on a comparison of its predictions with the experimental data pool consisting of 41 868 data points extracted form 182 references, covering 233 ILs (including salts belonging to 12 different cationic families) and 150 molecular solutes (including a great variety of non-polar, polar and self-associating organic compounds and water) combined with 8554 distinct binary systems...
April 24, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435725/hydrazinium-2-amino-4-nitro-benzoate-dihydrate-crystal-structure-and-hirshfeld-surface-analysis
#16
James L Wardell, Mukesh M Jotani, Edward R T Tiekink
In the anion of the title salt hydrate, H5N2(+)·C7H5N2O4(-)·2H2O, the carboxyl-ate and nitro groups lie out of the plane of the benzene ring to which they are bound [dihedral angles = 18.80 (10) and 8.04 (9)°, respectively], and as these groups are conrotatory, the dihedral angle between them is 26.73 (15)°. An intra-molecular amino-N-H⋯O(carboxyl-ate) hydrogen bond is noted. The main feature of the crystal packing is the formation of a supra-molecular chain along the b axis, with a zigzag topology, sustained by charge-assisted water-O-H⋯O(carboxyl-ate) hydrogen bonds and comprising alternating twelve-membered {⋯OCO⋯HOH}2 and eight-membered {⋯O⋯HOH}2 synthons...
April 1, 2017: Acta Crystallographica. Section E, Crystallographic Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434743/the-effect-of-emulsifying-salts-on-the-turbidity-of-a-diluted-milk-system-with-varying-ph-and-protein-concentration
#17
M D Culler, Y Saricay, F M Harte
Solutions of 10 commonly used emulsifying salts (ES) listed in the Code of Federal Regulations (21CFR133.179) for pasteurized process cheese were tested for their effect on the turbidity of a diluted milk system at different pH and protein concentrations to characterize the conditions that affect micellar structure. Emulsifying salt solutions were made by mixing the ES in a 1-in-20 dilution of water in skim milk ultrafiltrate (3 kDa molecular weight cut-off) to obtain ES concentrations from 0 to 248 mM. Skim milk was added to solutions containing nanopure water, skim milk ultrafiltrate, and a specific ES ranging in concentration from 0 to 248 mM and pH 5, 5...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434231/charge-and-film-drainage-of-colliding-oil-drops-coated-with-non-ionic-surfactant-c12e5
#18
Srinivas Mettu, Joseph D Berry, Raymond Riley Dagastine
Interaction forces between colliding tetradecane drops were measured in the presence of non-ionic surfactant penta-ethylene-glycol-mono-dodecyl-ether (C12E5). The force behavior was measured in the range of pre-micellar compositions of non-ionic surfactant in various salt solutions and was consistent with the presence of a surface charge even though the surfactant was non-ionic in nature. The surface potential of the oil drops was found to decrease with increase in C12E5 concentration. The measured electrophoretic mobilities and zeta potentials of emulsified tetradecane drops also decreased with an increase in C12E5 concentration...
April 22, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433765/geochemical-processes-controlling-the-distribution-and-concentration-of-metals-in-soils-from-a-patagonian-argentina-salt-marsh-affected-by-mining-residues
#19
Yanina L Idaszkin, María Del Pilar Alvarez, Eleonora Carol
Heavy metal pollution that affects salt marshes is a major environmental concern due to its toxic nature, persistence, and potential risk to organisms and to human health. Mining waste deposits originated four decades ago, by the metallurgical extraction of heavy metals, are found near to the San Antonio salt marsh in Patagonia. The aim of the work was to determine the geochemical processes that control the distribution and concentration of Cu, Fe, Pb and Zn in the soils of this Patagonian salt marsh. A survey of the mining waste deposits was carried out where three dumps were identified...
April 20, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433504/intensification-of-ultrasonic-assisted-crude-oil-demulsification-based-on-acoustic-field-distribution-data
#20
Matheus F Pedrotti, Michele S P Enders, Leticia S F Pereira, Marcia F Mesko, Erico M M Flores, Cezar A Bizzi
Water removal is an essential step during crude oil production due to several problems such as increased transportation costs and high corrosion rate due to dissolved salts. Indirect low frequency ultrasonic energy (US), using baths, has been recently proposed as an effective alternative for crude oil demulsification. However, the reactor position during sonication and its influence on the demulsification efficiency for crude oil has not been evaluated. In this sense, the aim of this study was to develop an automated system based on an open source hardware for mapping the acoustic field distribution in an US bath operating at 35kHz using a hydrophone...
April 2, 2017: Ultrasonics Sonochemistry
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