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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145142/is-ozonation-environmentally-benign-for-reverse-osmosis-concentrate-treatment-four-level-analysis-on-toxicity-reduction-based-on-organic-matter-fractionation
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Jingxia Weng, Huichao Jia, Bing Wu, Bingcai Pan
Ozonation is a promising option to treat reverse osmosis concentrate (ROC). However, a systematic understanding and assessment of ozonation on toxicity reduction is insufficient. In this study, ROC sampled from a typical industrial park wastewater treatment plant of China was fractionated into hydrophobic acid (HOA), hydrophobic base (HOB), hydrophobic neutral (HON), and hydrophilic fraction (HI). Systematic bioassays covering bacteria, algae, fish, and human cell lines were conducted to reveal the role of ozonation in toxicity variation of the four ROC fractions...
October 10, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145006/a-cross-disciplinary-evaluation-of-evidence-for-multipollutant-effects-on-cardiovascular-disease
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Thomas J Luben, Barbara J Buckley, Molini M Patel, Tina Stevens, Evan Coffman, Kristen M Rappazzo, Elizabeth O Owens, Erin P Hines, Danielle Moore, Kyle Painter, Ryan Jones, Laura Datko-Williams, Adrien A Wilkie, Meagan Madden, Jennifer Richmond-Bryant
BACKGROUND: The current single-pollutant approach to regulating ambient air pollutants is effective at protecting public health, but efficiencies may be gained by addressing issues in a multipollutant context since multiple pollutants often have common sources and individuals are exposed to more than one pollutant at a time. OBJECTIVE: We performed a cross-disciplinary review of the effects of multipollutant exposures on cardiovascular effects. METHODS: A broad literature search for references including at least two criteria air pollutants (particulate matter [PM], ozone [O3], oxides of nitrogen, sulfur oxides, carbon monoxide) was conducted...
November 13, 2017: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144986/decadal-changes-in-emissions-of-volatile-organic-compounds-vocs-from-on-road-vehicles-with-intensified-automobile-pollution-control-case-study-in-a-busy-urban-tunnel-in-south-china
#3
Yanli Zhang, Weiqiang Yang, Isobel Simpson, Xinyu Huang, Jianzhen Yu, Zhonghui Huang, Zhaoyi Wang, Zhou Zhang, Di Liu, Zuzhao Huang, Yujun Wang, Chenglei Pei, Min Shao, Donald R Blake, Junyu Zheng, Zhijiong Huang, Xinming Wang
In the efforts at controlling automobile emissions, it is important to know in what extent air pollutants from on-road vehicles could be truly reduced. In 2014 we conducted tests in a heavily trafficked tunnel in south China to characterize emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOC) from on-road vehicle fleet and compared our results with those obtained in the same tunnel in 2004. Alkanes, aromatics, and alkenes had average emission factors (EFs) of 338, 63, and 42 mg km(-1) in 2014 against that of 194, 129, and 160 mg km(-1) in 2004, respectively...
November 13, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142613/surface-data-assimilation-of-chemical-compounds-over-north-america-and-its-impact-on-air-quality-and-air-quality-health-index-aqhi-forecasts
#4
Alain Robichaud
The aim of this paper is to analyze the impact of initializing GEM-MACH, Environment and Climate Change Canada's air quality (AQ) forecast model, with multi-pollutant surface objective analyses (MPSOA). A series of 48-h air quality forecasts were launched for July 2012 (summer case) and January 2014 (winter case) for ozone, NO2, and PM2.5. In this setup, the GEM-MACH model (version 1.3.8.2) was initialized with surface analysis increments (from MPSOA) which were projected in the vertical by applying an appropriate fractional weighting in order to obtain 3D analyses in the lower troposphere...
2017: Air Quality, Atmosphere, & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142039/risk-factors-associated-with-juvenile-idiopathic-arthritis-exposure-to-cigarette-smoke-and-air-pollution-from-pregnancy-to-disease-diagnosis
#5
Camila Maria Paiva França, Adriana Maluf Elias Sallum, Alfésio Luis Ferreira Braga, Fernando Louzada Strufaldi, Clovis Artur Almeida Silva, Sylvia Costa Lima Farhat
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate exposure to environmental factors inhaled during pregnancy and after birth until juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) diagnosis among residents of a large city. METHODS: This is an exploratory case-control study that consists of 66 patients with JIA and 124 healthy controls matched by age and sex, living in the São Paulo, Brazil, metropolitan area until JIA diagnosis, and whose mothers had resided in this region during pregnancy. A structured and reliable questionnaire (κ index for test-retest was 0...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140365/narrowband-silicon-waveguide-bragg-reflector-achieved-by-highly-ordered-graphene-oxide-gratings
#6
Yung-Jr Hung, Ya-Ching Liang, Chia-Wei Huang, Jyun-Fu Shih, Shih Hu, Tzu-Hsiang Yen, Chia-Wei Kao, Chun-Hu Chen
Graphene oxide (GO) ultrathin film can be wafer-scale deposited by spin coating, can be patterned by laser interference lithography and oxygen plasma etching, can be thinned atomically (0.26 nm/min) and oxidized by ozone treatment, and is a relatively transparent and low-refractive-index material compared to pristine graphene. All those unique properties prompt us to realize a low-loss (∼5  dB/cm), high-extinction-ratio (19 dB), and narrowband (0.425 nm) GO/silicon hybrid waveguide Bragg reflector by transferring 7-nm-thick GO gratings (n=1...
November 15, 2017: Optics Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140304/ultra-fast-microwave-synthesis-of-zno-nanorods-on-cellulose-substrates-for-uv-sensor-applications
#7
Ana Pimentel, Ana Samouco, Daniela Nunes, Andreia Araújo, Rodrigo Martins, Elvira Fortunato
In the present work, tracing and Whatman papers were used as substrates to grow zinc oxide (ZnO) nanostructures. Cellulose-based substrates are cost-efficient, highly sensitive and environmentally friendly. ZnO nanostructures with hexagonal structure were synthesized by hydrothermal under microwave irradiation using an ultrafast approach, that is, a fixed synthesis time of 10 min. The effect of synthesis temperature on ZnO nanostructures was investigated from 70 to 130 °C. An Ultra Violet (UV)/Ozone treatment directly to the ZnO seed layer prior to microwave assisted synthesis revealed expressive differences regarding formation of the ZnO nanostructures...
November 15, 2017: Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138017/angiotensin-converting-enzyme-inhibitors-enhance-the-hypotensive-effects-of-propofol-by-increasing-nitric-oxide-production
#8
Gustavo H Oliveira-Paula, Lucas C Pinheiro, Graziele C Ferreira, Waynice N P Garcia, Riccardo Lacchini, Luis V Garcia, Jose E Tanus-Santos
Propofol anesthesia is usually accompanied by hypotension. Studies have shown that the hypotensive effects of propofol increase in patients treated with angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEi). Given that both propofol and ACEi affect nitric oxide (NO) signaling, the present study tested the hypothesis that ACEi treatment induces pronounced hypotensive responses to propofol by increasing NO bioavailability. In this study we evaluated 65 patients, divided into three groups: hypertensive patients chronically treated with ACEi (HT-ACEi; n=21), hypertensive patients treated with other antihypertensive drugs instead of ACEi, such as angiotensin II receptor blockers, β-blockers or diuretics (HT; n=21) and healthy normotensive subjects (NT; n=23)...
November 11, 2017: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136143/time-varying-cycle-average-and-daily-variation-in-ambient-air-pollution-and-fecundability
#9
Carrie J Nobles, Enrique F Schisterman, Sandie Ha, Germaine M Buck Louis, Seth Sherman, Pauline Mendola
STUDY QUESTION: Does ambient air pollution affect fecundability? SUMMARY ANSWER: While cycle-average air pollution exposure was not associated with fecundability, we observed some associations for acute exposure around ovulation and implantation with fecundability. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: Ambient air pollution exposure has been associated with adverse pregnancy outcomes and decrements in semen quality. STUDY DESIGN, SIZE, DURATION: The LIFE study (2005-2009), a prospective time-to-pregnancy study, enrolled 501 couples who were followed for up to one year of attempting pregnancy...
November 10, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135140/-general-clinical-and-laboratory-and-instrumental-characteristics-of-the-chronic-nonbapterial-prostatite-with-the-inflammatory-component-in-men-of-the-first-period-of-mature-age
#10
Yu Yu Vinnik, V V Borisov
AIM: To investigate the course of CNPIC in young men treated with general and local ozone therapy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 306 patients underwent standard treatment concurrently with local and systemic ozone therapy. Clinical-laboratory and instrumental parameters were evaluated before and after treatment. In addition, the blood flow of the prostate, prostatic urethra and skin at the projection point of the prostate was studied. RESULTS: Standard treatment of CNPIC with the concurrent use of general and local ozone therapy resulted in a reduction of pain intensity and severity of dysuria, improvement of the sexual function and quality of life of men...
October 2017: Urologii︠a︡
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134950/structural-magnetic-and-electronic-properties-of-pulsed-laser-deposition-grown-srfeo3-%C3%AE-thin-films-and-srfeo3-%C3%AE-la2-3ca1-3mno3-multilayers
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E Perret, K Sen, J Khmaladze, B P P Mallett, M Yazdi-Rizi, P Marsik, S Das, I Marozau, M A Uribe-Laverde, R de Andrés Prada, J Strempfer, M Döbeli, N Biškup, M Varela, Y-L Mathis, C Bernhard
We studied the structural, magnetic and electronic properties of [Formula: see text] (SFO) thin films and [Formula: see text]/[Formula: see text] [Formula: see text]MnO3 (LCMO) superlattices that have been grown with pulsed laser deposition (PLD) on [Formula: see text] [Formula: see text] [Formula: see text] [Formula: see text] [Formula: see text] (LSAT) substrates. X-ray reflectometry and scanning transmission electron microscopy (STEM) confirm the high structural quality of the films and flat and atomically sharp interfaces of the superlattices...
November 14, 2017: Journal of Physics. Condensed Matter: An Institute of Physics Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134527/the-removal-of-cod-and-nh3-n-from-atrazine-production-wastewater-treatment-using-uv-o3-experimental-investigation-and-kinetic-modeling
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Liang Jing, Bing Chen, Diya Wen, Jisi Zheng, Baiyu Zhang
In this study, a UV/O3 hybrid advanced oxidation system was used to remove chemical oxygen demand (COD), ammonia nitrogen (NH3-N), and atrazine (ATZ) from ATZ production wastewater. The removal of COD and NH3-N, under different UV and O3 conditions, was found to follow pseudo-first-order kinetics with rate constants ranging from 0.0001-0.0048 and 0.0015-0.0056 min(-1), respectively. The removal efficiency of ATZ was over 95% after 180 min treatment, regardless the level of UV power. A kinetic model was further proposed to simulate the removal processes and to quantify the individual roles and contributions of photolysis, direct O3 oxidation, and hydroxyl radical (OH·) induced oxidation...
November 13, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132114/drug-eluting-silicone-hydrogel-for-therapeutic-contact-lenses-impact-of-sterilization-methods-on-the-system-performance
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Raquel Galante, Andreia S Oliveira, Ana Topete, Daniela Ghisleni, Marina Braga, Terezinha J A Pinto, Rogério Colaço, Ana Paula Serro
Although contact lenses are promising platforms for ocular drug delivery and have been extensively studied for that purpose, the influence of sterilization methods on these systems remains barely investigated. In this work, a silicone-based hydrogel was produced and loaded with different ophthalmic drugs: levofloxacin, chlorhexidine, diclofenac and timolol. The drug release profiles, along with several material properties, were evaluated before and after sterilization by three different methods steam heat, γ-irradiation and ozone gas...
November 8, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131335/shelf-life-characteristics-of-bread-produced-from-ozonated-wheat-flour
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Mohammed Obadi, Ke-Xue Zhu, Wei Peng, Abdellatif A Sulieman, Amer Ali Mahdi, Khalid Mohammed, Hui-Ming Zhou
The objective of this work was to study the effect of ozone treatment on the quality of bread and its shelf life. Flour was treated with ozone gas a rate of 5 L/min for 5, 15, 25, 35, and 45 min. Baking studies showed that bread made from flour treated with ozone for 15 min exhibited improved quality properties (in terms of specific volume, bread color, and crumb cell numbers). Expousre to ozone for shorter times did not cause obvious changes in the major volatile compounds of bread. A shelf life tests showed that ozone gas treatment influenced the extent of starch crystallinity...
November 13, 2017: Journal of Texture Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131236/chronic-subdural-hematoma-associated-with-arachnoid-cyst-of-the-middle-fossa-surgical-treatment-and-mid-term-results-in-fifteen-patients
#15
Ahmet Murat Müslüman, Barış Özöner, Atilla Kirçelli, Songül Meltem Can, Adem Yilmaz, Ayça Kaldirimoğlu, Balkan Şahin
AIM: We report the neurological and radiological features, surgical management and Mid-term outcome in a series of patients with chronic subdural hematoma (CSDH) and associated ipsilateral arachnoid cyst (AC) of the middle fossa. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Between August 2004 and August 2012, 453 patients were treated with diagnosis of CSDH in our clinic. Of those, 15 patients had ipsilateral arachnoid cyst in the middle fossa. A single burr hole craniostomy was performed to drain the hematoma and the AC left intact at first in 14 patients, one patient had no surgical intervention...
October 18, 2017: Turkish Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129430/relationship-of-particulate-matter-and-ozone-with-3-nitrotyrosine-in-the-atmosphere
#16
Tatsuo Ito, Keiki Ogino, Kenjiro Nagaoka, Kei Takemoto
The prevalence of allergic diseases has increased in the past few decades. Bio-aerosol proteins and their chemical modifications, such as 3-nitrotyrosine (3-NT), in the atmosphere have been attracting attention due to their promotive effects on allergies. 3-NT is generated from the amino acid, tyrosine, through a reaction with ozone (O3) and nitrogen dioxide (NO2). However, the underlying mechanisms have not yet been elucidated in detail. Therefore, we measured 3-NT and evaluated the relationships among 3-NT and various pollutants such as sulfur dioxide (SO2), NOx (NO + NO2), ozone (O3), PM7, total suspended particulate matter (TSP) containing proteins, humidity, and temperature...
November 9, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128249/nationwide-ground-level-ozone-measurements-in-china-suggest-serious-risks-to-forests
#17
Pin Li, Alessandra De Marco, Zhaozhong Feng, Alessandro Anav, Daojing Zhou, Elena Paoletti
We processed hourly ozone (O3) concentrations collected in 2015 and in 2016 by a network of 1497 stations across China, with the main aim of assessing the risk that present ambient O3 exposure is posing to Chinese forests. Our results indicate that the values of the metrics AOT40 (the accumulated hourly O3 concentrations above 40 ppb during daylight hours) recommended as European Union standard, and W126 (the sum of weighted hourly concentrations from 8:00 to 20:00) recommended as USA standard for forest protection, exceeded the critical levels (5 ppm h across 6 months for AOT40 and 7-21 ppm h over 3 months for W126) on average by 5...
November 8, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128032/acute-effects-of-ambient-air-pollution-on-lower-respiratory-infections-in-hanoi-children-an-eight-year-time-series-study
#18
Nguyen Thi Trang Nhung, Christian Schindler, Tran Minh Dien, Nicole Probst-Hensch, Laura Perez, Nino Künzli
BACKGROUND: Lower respiratory diseases are the most frequent causes of hospital admission in children worldwide, particularly in developing countries. Daily levels of air pollution are associated with lower respiratory diseases, as documented in many time-series studies. However, investigations in low-and-middle-income countries, such as Vietnam, remain sparse. OBJECTIVE: This study investigated the short-term association of ambient air pollution with daily counts of hospital admissions due to pneumonia, bronchitis and asthma among children aged 0-17 in Hanoi, Vietnam...
January 2018: Environment International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127924/application-of-peroxymonosulfate-ozone-advanced-oxidation-process-for-simultaneous-waste-activated-sludge-stabilization-and-dewatering-purposes-a-comparative-study
#19
Gagik Badalians Gholikandi, Nazanin Zakizadeh, Hamidreza Masihi
In this study, the efficiency of the Peroxymonosulfate-ozone (PMS+O3) advanced oxidation process in lab scale by the aim of stabilization and dewatering the biological excess sludge was investigated and the results were compared with persulfate-ozone (PS+O3), hydrogen peroxide-ozone (H2O2+O3) and ozonation (O3) processes. The results show that the PMS+O3 is more effective than other mentioned procedures. Therefore, under optimized conditions (pH = 11, PMS/O3 = 0.06 and Dose O3 = 12.5 mmol), VS (Volatile solids) and fecal coliforms reduced respectively 42% and 89% after 60 min and the stabilized sludge in term of pathogen reduction requirements was class B...
November 8, 2017: Journal of Environmental Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126028/organization-environmental-footprint-applying-a-multi-regional-input-output-analysis-a-case-study-of-a-wood-parquet-company-in-spain
#20
Sara Martinez, Miguel Marchamalo, Sergio Alvarez
Wood has been presented as a carbon-neutral material capable of significantly contribute to climate change mitigation and has become an appealing option for the building sector. This paper presents the quantification of the organization environmental footprint of a wood parquet company. The multi-regional input-output (MRIO) database EXIOBASE was used with a further structural path analysis decomposition. The application of the proposed method quantifies 14 environmental impacts. Highly influential sectors and regions responsible for these impacts are assessed to propose efficient measures...
November 7, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
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