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Yelitza Aguas, Margarita Hincapie, Pilar Fernández-Ibáñez, María Inmaculada Polo-López
The interest in developing alternative water disinfection methods that increase the access to irrigation water free of pathogens for agricultural purposes is increasing in the last decades. Advanced Oxidation Processes (AOPs) have been demonstrated to be very efficient for the abatement of several kind of pathogens in contaminated water. The purpose of the current study was to evaluate and compare the capability of several solar AOPs for the inactivation of resistant spores of agricultural fungi. Solar photoassisted H2O2, solar photo-Fenton at acid and near-neutral pH, and solar heterogeneous photocatalysis using TiO2, with and without H2O2, have been studied for the inactivation of spores of Curvularia sp...
July 17, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
Audrey J Bone, Keith A Houck
Preclinical, in vitro screening for adverse drug reactions continues to present challenges in the field of drug development. In this issue of Cell Chemical Biology, Shah et al. (2017) employ a phenotypic screening strategy using a panel of human primary cells to define a signature response and an adverse outcome pathway for delayed type IV skin hypersensitivity.
July 20, 2017: Cell Chemical Biology
Feifei Wang, Doris van Halem, Gang Liu, Karin Lekkerkerker-Teunissen, Jan Peter van der Hoek
H2O2 residuals from advanced oxidation processes (AOPs) may have critical impacts on the microbial ecology and performance of subsequent biological treatment processes, but little is known. The objective of this study was to evaluate how H2O2 residuals influence sand systems with an emphasis on dissolved organic carbon (DOC) removal, microbial activity change and bacterial community evolution. The results from laboratory batch studies showed that 0.25 mg/L H2O2 lowered DOC removal by 10% while higher H2O2 concentrations at 3 and 5 mg/L promoted DOC removal by 8% and 28%...
July 15, 2017: Chemosphere
Wouter J Veneman, Herman P Spaink, Nadja R Brun, Thijs Bosker, Martina G Vijver
Microplastics are a contaminant of emergent concern in the environment, however, to date there is a limited understanding on their movement within organisms and the response of organisms. In the current study zebrafish embryos at different development stages were exposed to 700nm fluorescent polystyrene (PS) particles and the response pathway after exposure was investigated using imaging and transcriptomics. Our results show limited spreading of particles within the larvae after injection during the blastula stage...
July 4, 2017: Aquatic Toxicology
J Grant Mouser, Gilberto C Laurentino, Scott J Dankel, Samuel L Buckner, Matthew B Jessee, Brittany R Counts, Kevin T Mattocks, Jeremy P Loenneke
Blood flow restriction (BFR) in combination with exercise has been used to increase muscle size and strength using relatively low loads (20%-30% 1RM). In research, the range of applied pressures based on a percentage of arterial occlusion pressure (AOP), is wide. PURPOSE: To measure the blood flow response before, following each set of exercise, and post exercise to low-load elbow flexion combined with no restriction (NOBFR), 40% of AOP (40BFR), and 80% of AOP (80BFR). METHODS: 152 participants volunteered; 140 completed the protocol (women=75, men=65)...
July 13, 2017: Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, Physiologie Appliquée, Nutrition et Métabolisme
Matthew A Stiegel, Joachim D Pleil, Jon R Sobus, Tina Stevens, Michael C Madden
Human biomonitoring is an indispensable tool for evaluating the systemic effects derived from external stressors including environmental pollutants, chemicals from consumer products, and pharmaceuticals. The aim of this study was to explore consequences of environmental exposures to diesel exhaust (DE) and ozone (O3) and ultimately to interpret these parameters from the perspective of in vitro to in vivo extrapolation. In particular, the objective was to use cytokine expression at the cellular level as a biomarker for physiological systemic responses such as blood pressure and lung function at the systemic level...
July 11, 2017: Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health. Part A
Aleksandra Goryniak, Angelika Szczęśniak, Daria Śleboda, Barbara Dołęgowska
Apnea of prematurity (AOP) can affect even 85-100% of premature newborns and is related to lack of full maturity of organs. AOP is manifesting by 15-20 seconds cessations of breathing accompanied by bradycardia and oxygen desaturation, what can lead to hypoxia or death. Therefore it is very important to implement the effective and safe treatment immediately after birth. Widely used caffeine citrate, which stimulates the respiratory system, improving the working of the respiratory muscles. However the metabolism of caffeine citrate is difficult in preterm infants due to the immaturity of the hepatic enzyme system, what can lead to the occurrence of side effects and toxicity...
2017: Postepy Biochemii
Yuefei Ji, Lu Wang, Mengdi Jiang, Yan Yang, Peizeng Yang, Junhe Lu, Corinne Ferronato, Jean-Marc Chovelon
Sulfaquinoxaline (SQX) is a coccidiostatic drug widely used in poultry and swine production and has been frequently detected in various environmental compartments such as surface water, groundwater, soils, and sediments. In the present study, degradation of SQX by ferrous ion-activated peroxymonosulfate oxidation process (Fe(II)/PMS), a promising in situ chemical oxidation (ISCO) technique, was systematically investigated. Experimental results showed that Fe(II)/PMS process appeared to be more efficient for SQX removal relative to Fe(II)/persulfate process (Fe(II)/PS)...
July 5, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
Stefanos Giannakis, Sami Rtimi, Cesar Pulgarin
In this work, the issue of hospital and urban wastewater treatment is studied in two different contexts, in Switzerland and in developing countries (Ivory Coast and Colombia). For this purpose, the treatment of municipal wastewater effluents is studied, simulating the developed countries' context, while cheap and sustainable solutions are proposed for the developing countries, to form a barrier between effluents and receiving water bodies. In order to propose proper methods for each case, the characteristics of the matrices and the targets are described here in detail...
June 26, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
Yuefei Ji, Lu Wang, Mengdi Jiang, Junhe Lu, Corinne Ferronato, Jean-Marc Chovelon
As promising in-situ chemical oxidation (ISCO) technologies, sulfate radical-based advanced oxidation processes (SR-AOPs) are applied in wastewater treatment and groundwater remediation in recent years. In this contribution, we report for the first time that, thermally activated persulfate oxidation of phenol in the presence of nitrite (NO2(-)), an anion widely present in natural waters, could lead to the formation of nitrated by-products including 2-nitrophenol (2-NP), 4-nitrophenol (4-NP), 2,4-dinitrophenol (2,4-DNP), and 2,6-dinitrophenol (2,6-DNP)...
June 28, 2017: Water Research
Daniel L McCurry, Kenneth P Ishida, Gregg L Oelker, William A Mitch
UV-based advanced oxidation processes (AOPs) effectively degrade N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) passing through reverse osmosis (RO) units within advanced treatment trains for the potable reuse of municipal wastewater. However, certain utilities have observed the re-formation of NDMA after the AOP from reactions between residual chloramines and NDMA precursors in the AOP product water. Using kinetic modeling and bench-scale RO experiments, we demonstrate that the low pH in the RO permeate (∼5.5) coupled with the effective rejection of NH4(+) promotes conversion of the residual monochloramine (NH2Cl) in the permeate to dichloramine (NHCl2) via the reaction: 2 NH2Cl + H(+) ↔ NHCl2 + NH4(+)...
July 18, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
Maria Celeiro, Rocio Facorro, Thierry Dagnac, Vítor J P Vilar, Maria Llompart
The photodegradation behaviour for nine widespread fungicides (benalaxyl, cyprodinil, dimethomorph, fenhexamide, iprovalicarb, kresoxim-methyl, metalaxyl, myclobutanil and tebuconazole) was evaluated in different types of water. Two different systems, direct UV photolysis and UVC/H2O2 advanced oxidation process (AOP), were applied for the photodegradation tests. For the monitoring of the target compound degradation, a method based on direct injection liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) was developed...
June 29, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
Ahmad Reza Yazdanbakhsh, Amir Sheikh Mohammadi, Abdol Azim Alinejad, Ghasem Hassani, Sohrab Golmohammadi, Seyed Mohsen Mohseni, Mahdieh Sardar, Vali Sarsangi
  The present study evaluates the reduction of antibiotic COD from wastewater by combined coagulation and advanced oxidation processes (AOPS). The reduction of Azithromycin COD by combined coagulation and Fenton-like processes reached a maximum 96.9% at a reaction time of 30 min, dosage of ferric chloride 120 mg/L, dosages of Fe0 and H2O2of 0.36mM/L and 0.38 mM/L, respectively. Also, 97.9% of Clarithromycin COD reduction, was achieved at a reaction time of 30 min, dosage of ferric chloride 120 mg/L, dosages of Fe0 and H2O2 of 0...
November 1, 2016: Water Environment Research: a Research Publication of the Water Environment Federation
Kow Su-Huan, Muhammad Ridwan Fahmi, Che Zulzikrami Azner Abidin, Ong Soon-An
  Advanced oxidation processes (AOPs) are of special interest in treating landfill leachate as they are the most promising procedures to degrade recalcitrant compounds and improve the biodegradability of wastewater. This paper aims to refresh the information base of AOPs and to discover the research gaps of AOPs in landfill leachate treatment. A brief overview of mechanisms involving in AOPs including ozone-based AOPs, hydrogen peroxide-based AOPs and persulfate-based AOPs are presented, and the parameters affecting AOPs are elaborated...
November 1, 2016: Water Environment Research: a Research Publication of the Water Environment Federation
Efrat Shabat-Hadas, Hadas Mamane, Vitaly Gitis
Rhodamine B (RhB) is a water-soluble fluorescent dye that is often used to determine flux and flow direction in biotechnological and environmental applications. In the current research, RhB in soluble (termed free) and virus-bound (termed nano-bound) forms was used as an efficiency indicator for three environmental processes. The degradation of free and nano-bound RhB by (i) direct UV photolysis and (ii) UV/H2O2 advanced oxidation process (AOP) was studied in a collimated beam apparatus equipped with medium-pressure mercury vapor lamp...
October 2017: Chemosphere
Stylianos K Stylianou, Ioannis A Katsoyiannis, Mathias Ernst, Anastasios I Zouboulis
The present study aims to evaluate changes in the structure-composition of natural organic matter (NOM) that occur after the application of bubbleless ozonation or peroxone treatment of surface waters. The oxidation experiments (using 0.5-2 mg O3/mg DOC, or 2:1 O3:H2O2 molar ratio) were performed in a continuous mode, using a tubular ceramic membrane contactor. Fluorescence spectroscopy (emission-excitation matrix) and liquid chromatography-organic carbon detection (LC-OCD) were mainly used for the detailed DOC characterization...
June 27, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
Yongtae Ahn, Doorae Lee, Minhwan Kwon, Il-Hwan Choi, Seong-Nam Nam, Joon-Wun Kang
Advanced oxidation processes (AOPs) are widely used in water treatments. During oxidation processes, natural organic matter (NOM) is modified and broken down into smaller compounds that affect the characteristics of the oxidized NOM by AOPs. In this study, NOM was characterized and monitored in the UV/hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) and UV/persulfate (PS) processes using a liquid chromatography-organic carbon detector (LC-OCD) technique, and a combination of excitation-emission matrices (EEM) and parallel factor analysis (PARAFAC)...
October 2017: Chemosphere
Matthew B Jessee, Scott J Dankel, Samuel L Buckner, J Grant Mouser, Kevin T Mattocks, Jeremy P Loenneke
This study sought to compare cardiovascular and perceptual responses to blood flow restriction (BFR) exercise using various pressure and load combinations. Fourteen participants completed four sets of BFR elbow flexion using 10, 15 and 20% 1RM with 40 and 80% arterial occlusion pressure (AOP). AOP was measured before and after exercise. Perceived exertion (RPE) and discomfort were assessed before exercise and after each set. Data presented as mean (95% CI), except for RPE and discomfort: 25(th), 50(th), 75(th) percentiles...
July 2017: International Journal of Sports Medicine
Sesil Agopcan Cinar, Asu Ziylan-Yavaş, Saron Catak, Nilsun H Ince, Viktorya Aviyente
Advanced oxidation processes (AOPs) are based on the in situ production of hydroxyl radicals (•OH) and reactive oxygen species (ROS) in water upon irradiation of the sample by UV light, ultrasound, electromagnetic radiation, and/or the addition of ozone or a semiconductor. Diclofenac (DCF), one of the emerging organic contaminants (EOC), is of environmental concern due to its abundancy in water and is known to be subjected to AOPs. The current study uses density functional theory (DFT) to elucidate the mechanisms of the reactions between •OH and DCF leading to degradation by-products, P1-P9...
June 23, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
Racliffe W S Lai, Katie W Y Yeung, Mana M N Yung, Aleksandra B Djurišić, John P Giesy, Kenneth M Y Leung
Substantial production and wide applications of engineered nanomaterials (ENMs) have raised concerns over their potential influences on the environment and humans. However, regulations of products containing ENMs are scarce, even in countries with the greatest volume of ENMs produced, such as the United States and China. After a comprehensive review of life cycles of ENMs, five major challenges to regulators posed by ENMs are proposed in this review: (a) ENMs exhibit variable physicochemical characteristics, which makes them difficult for regulators to establish regulatory definition; (b) Due to diverse sources and transport pathways for ENMs, it is difficult to monitor or predict their fates in the environment; (c) There is a lack of reliable techniques for quantifying exposures to ENMs; (d) Because of diverse intrinsic properties of ENMs and dynamic environmental conditions, it is difficult to predict bioavailability of ENMs on wildlife and the environment; and (e) There are knowledge gaps in toxicity and toxic mechanisms of ENMs from which to predict their hazards...
June 22, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
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