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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651322/ozonation-of-tannic-acid-to-model-biomass-pretreatment-for-bioethanol-production
#1
Roi Peretz, Yoram Gerchman, Hadas Mamane
Lignocellulosic biomass is a promising feedstock for ethanol production, but lignin, a polyphenol, hampers the use of enzymes for its saccharification; pretreatment is thus key to preparing such feedstock. Ozonation was previously demonstrated as an effective pretreatment, but claimed to be uneconomical due to the assumed need for lignin mineralization. We analyzed, for the first time, ozonation of highly concentrated tannic acid (TA) solution (60g/L) as a lignin model. Most of the TA disappeared within 3.5h, following triple-phase kinetics with two transition points: at 7min and 60min of ozonation for 0...
June 1, 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651083/characterization-of-organic-precursors-in-dbp-formation-and-aoc-in-urban-surface-water-and-their-fate-during-managed-aquifer-recharge
#2
Hyun-Chul Kim, Won Mo Lee, Seunghak Lee, Jaewon Choi, Sung Kyu Maeng
In this study, the organic components were identified that are mainly responsible for the formation of disinfection byproducts (DBPs) and for the biostability of urban surface water. The compositional distribution of dissolved organic matter (DOM) was strongly associated with the potential for both DBP formation and bacterial growth. Further evaluation was carried out (1) to compare the potential for DBP formation upon chlorination of treated water, (2) to determine the biostability that might result from minimizing assimilable organic carbon (AOC), and (3) to use laboratory-scale soil-column experiments to compare the effects of removal of trace organic chemicals (TOrCs) between managed aquifer recharge (MAR) hybrid systems (such as bank filtration followed by artificial recharge and recovery: ARR), and ozonation followed by ARR...
June 14, 2017: Water Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650827/neural-decomposition-of-time-series-data-for-effective-generalization
#3
Luke B Godfrey, Michael S Gashler
We present a neural network technique for the analysis and extrapolation of time-series data called neural decomposition (ND). Units with a sinusoidal activation function are used to perform a Fourier-like decomposition of training samples into a sum of sinusoids, augmented by units with nonperiodic activation functions to capture linear trends and other nonperiodic components. We show how careful weight initialization can be combined with regularization to form a simple model that generalizes well. Our method generalizes effectively on the Mackey-Glass series, a data set of unemployment rates as reported by the U...
June 22, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650788/comparison-of-the-antimicrobial-efficacy-of-the-endovac-system-and-conventional-needle-irrigation-in-primary-molar-root-canals
#4
Burak Buldur, Arife Kapdan
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to compare the antimicrobial efficacy of the EndoVac system and conventional needle irrigation to eliminate E faecalis in primary molar root canals. STUDY DESIGN: 60 extracted human primary second molar roots were instrumented up to an apical size .04/35 and randomly divided into two groups; Group 1: conventional needle (n=30) and Group 2: EndoVac (n=30), and four subgroups (two experimental subgroups; (a) 2.5% sodium hypochlorite (NaOCl) + ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA) (n=20), (b) ozonated water (OW) + EDTA (n=20), and control groups (c) 5...
2017: Journal of Clinical Pediatric Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650155/probing-interface-defects-in-top-gated-mos2-transistors-with-impedance-spectroscopy
#5
Peng Zhao, Angelica Azcatl, Yuri Y Gomeniuk, Pavel Bolshakov, Michael Schmidt, Stephen J McDonnell, Christopher L Hinkle, Paul K Hurley, Robert M Wallace, Chadwin Young
The electronic properties of the HfO2/MoS2 interface were investigated using multi-frequency capacitance-voltage (C-V) and current-voltage characterization of top gated MoS2 metal oxide semiconductor field effect transistors. The analysis was performed on few layer (5 - 10) MoS2 MOSFETs fabricated using photolithographic patterning with 13 nm and 8 nm HfO2 gate oxide layers formed by atomic layer deposition after in-situ UV-O3 surface functionalization. The impedance response of the HfO2/MoS2 gate stack indicates the existence of specific defects at the interface, which exhibited either a frequency dependent distortion similar to conventional Si MOSFETs with unpassivated silicon dangling bonds, or a frequency dispersion over the entire voltage range corresponding to depletion of the HfO2/MoS2 surface, consistent with interface traps distributed over a range of energy levels...
June 26, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650152/accelerated-reduction-of-bromate-in-frozen-solution
#6
Dae Wi Min, Wonyong Choi
Bromate is a common disinfection by-product formed during ozonation. Reducing bromate into bromide can remove this toxic pollutant, however, not many studies have been done for its environmental fate. In this work, we demonstrate a new transformation pathway that bromate can be efficiently reduced to bromide in frozen solution in the presence of organic reductants like humic substances (HS). The results showed that bromate in frozen solution could be removed by 30~40% in dark condition and 80~90% in irradiation condition (λ > 300 nm) in 24 h, while around 1% bromate was reduced in aqueous solution...
June 26, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647513/respiratory-syncytial-virus-bronchiolitis-weather-conditions-and-air-pollution-in-an-italian-urban-area-an-observational-study
#7
Raffaella Nenna, Melania Evangelisti, Antonella Frassanito, Carolina Scagnolari, Alessandra Pierangeli, Guido Antonelli, Ambra Nicolai, Serena Arima, Corrado Moretti, Paola Papoff, Maria Pia Villa, Fabio Midulla
BACKGROUND: In this study we sought to evaluate the association between viral bronchiolitis, weather conditions, and air pollution in an urban area in Italy. METHODS: We included infants hospitalized for acute bronchiolitis from 2004 to 2014. All infants underwent a nasal washing for virus detection. A regional agency network collected meteorological data (mean temperature, relative humidity and wind velocity) and the following air pollutants: sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxide, carbon monoxide, ozone, benzene and suspended particulate matter measuring less than 10µm (PM10) and less than 2...
June 22, 2017: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646314/ozone-and-desiccation-tolerance-in-chlorolichens-are-intimately-connected-a-case-study-based-on-two-species-with-different-ecology
#8
Stefano Bertuzzi, Elisa Pellegrini, Fabio Candotto Carniel, Guido Incerti, Giacomo Lorenzini, Cristina Nali, Mauro Tretiach
Tropospheric ozone (O3) causes severe damage to many vascular plants but not to lichens. It was recently suggested that this may be due to their high levels of natural defences against the oxidative bursts associated to their fluctuating water content. In this study, the combined effects of watering regime (with or without a daily spray of distilled water), air relative humidity (20 ± 5 vs. 80 ± 5% RH) and O3 (250 vs. 0 ppb, 5 h day(-1) for 2 weeks) were monitored in two chlorolichens with different ecology, Parmotrema perlatum and Xanthoria parietina...
June 23, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643515/structures-of-degradation-products-and-degradation-pathways-of-aflatoxin-b1-by-high-voltage-atmospheric-cold-plasma-hvacp-treatment
#9
Hu Shi, Bruce R Cooper, Richard L Stroshine, Klein E Ileleji, Kevin Keener
High voltage atmospheric cold plasma (HVACP) is a novel non-thermal decontamination technology that has potential for use in the food industry. In this study, HVACP was applied to treat pure aflatoxin B1 (AFB1) powder on a glass slide. AFB1 was degraded by 76% using a 5 min HVACP treatment in air having 40% relative humidity. The degradation products of AFB1 were separated and their molecular formulas were elucidated using liquid chromatography time of flight mass spectrometry (HPLC-TOF MS). Six main degradation products were observed...
June 23, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643284/hydroxyl-radical-mediated-degradation-of-diclofenac-revisited-a-computational-approach-to-assessment-of-reaction-mechanisms-and-by-products
#10
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640797/rural-and-urban-differences-in-air-quality-2008-2012-and-community-drinking-water-quality-2010-2015-united-states
#11
Heather Strosnider, Caitlin Kennedy, Michele Monti, Fuyuen Yip
PROBLEM/CONDITION: The places in which persons live, work, and play can contribute to the development of adverse health outcomes. Understanding the differences in risk factors in various environments can help to explain differences in the occurrence of these outcomes and can be used to develop public health programs, interventions, and policies. Efforts to characterize urban and rural differences have largely focused on social and demographic characteristics. A paucity of national standardized environmental data has hindered efforts to characterize differences in the physical aspects of urban and rural areas, such as air and water quality...
June 23, 2017: MMWR. Surveillance Summaries: Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. Surveillance Summaries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636977/long-term-trend-of-o3-in-a-mega-city-shanghai-china-characteristics-causes-and-interactions-with-precursors
#12
Wei Gao, Xuexi Tie, Jianming Xu, Rujin Huang, Xiaoqing Mao, Guangqiang Zhou, Luyu Chang
In recent years, ozone (O3) is often the major pollutant during summertime in China. In order to better understand this problem, a long-term measurement of ozone (from 2006 to 2015) and its precursors (NOx and VOCs) as well as the photochemical parameter (UV radiation) in a mega city of China (Shanghai) is analyzed. The focus of this study is to investigate the trend of O3 and the causes of the O3 trend in large cities in China. In order to understand the relationship between the O3 precursors and O3 formation, two distinguished different sites of measurements are selected in the study, including an urbanization site (XJH-Xujiahui) and a remote site (DT-Dongtan)...
June 18, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633841/novel-approaches-based-on-ultrasound-for-treatment-of-wastewater-containing-potassium-ferrocyanide
#13
Rajashree H Jawale, Akash Tandale, Parag R Gogate
Industrial wastewaters containing biorefractory compounds like cyanide offer significant environmental problems attributed to the fact that the conventional methods have limited effectiveness and hence developing efficient treatment approaches is an important requirement. The present work investigates the use of novel treatment approach of ultrasound (US) combined with advanced oxidation techniques for the degradation of potassium ferrocyanide (KFC) for the first time. An ultrasonic bath equipped with longitudinal horn (1kW rated power and 25kHz frequency) has been used...
September 2017: Ultrasonics Sonochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633004/field-evaluations-of-newly-available-interference-free-monitors-for-nitrogen-dioxide-no2-and-ozone-o3-at-near-road-and-conventional-naaqs-compliance-sites
#14
Alan R Leston, Will M Ollison
Long standing measurement techniques for determining ground-level ozone (O3) and nitrogen dioxide (NO2) are known to be biased by interfering compounds that result in overestimates of high O3 and NO2 ambient concentrations under conducive conditions. An increasing near-ground O3 gradient (NGOG) with increasing height above ground level is also known to exist. Both the interference bias and NGOG were investigated by comparing data from a conventional Federal Equivalent Method (FEM) O3 photometer and an identical monitor upgraded with an "interference-free" nitric oxide O3 scrubber which alternatively sampled at 2 meter and 6...
June 20, 2017: Journal of the Air & Waste Management Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631872/formation-of-bifeo3-from-a-binary-oxide-superlattice-grown-by-atomic-layer-deposition
#15
Aleksandr V Plokhikh, Matthias Falmbigl, Iryna S Golovina, Andrew R Akbashev, Igor A Karateev, Mikhail Y Presnyakov, Alexander L Vasiliev, Jonathan E Spanier
We report on the growth of polycrystalline BiFeO3 thin films on SiO2 /Si(001) and Pt(111) substrates by atomic layer deposition using the precursors ferrocene, triphenyl-bismuth, and ozone. By growing alternating layers of Fe2 O3 and Bi2 O3 , we employ a superlattice approach and demonstrate an efficient control of the cation stoichiometry. The superlattice decay and the resulting formation of polycrystalline BiFeO3 films are studied by in situ X-ray diffraction, in situ X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, and transmission electron microscopy...
June 20, 2017: Chemphyschem: a European Journal of Chemical Physics and Physical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629422/erratum-to-ozone-and-childhood-respiratory-disease-in-three-us-cities-evaluation-of-effect-measure-modification-by-neighborhood-socioeconomic-status-using-a-bayesian-hierarchical-approach
#16
Cassandra R O' Lenick, Howard H Chang, Michael R Kramer, Andrea Winquist, James A Mulholland, Mariel D Friberg, Stefanie Ebelt Sarnat
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June 19, 2017: Environmental Health: a Global Access Science Source
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628868/an-overview-on-exploration-and-environmental-impact-of-unconventional-gas-sources-and-treatment-options-for-produced-water
#17
REVIEW
Tânia L S Silva, Sergio Morales-Torres, Sérgio Castro-Silva, José L Figueiredo, Adrián M T Silva
Rising global energy demands associated to unbalanced allocation of water resources highlight the importance of water management solutions for the gas industry. Advanced drilling, completion and stimulation techniques for gas extraction, allow more economical access to unconventional gas reserves. This stimulated a shale gas revolution, besides tight gas and coalbed methane, also causing escalating water handling challenges in order to avoid a major impact on the environment. Hydraulic fracturing allied to horizontal drilling is gaining higher relevance in the exploration of unconventional gas reserves, but a large amount of wastewater (known as "produced water") is generated...
June 16, 2017: Journal of Environmental Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625881/effects-of-exposure-to-biomass-burning-on-pulmonary-inflammatory-markers-and-pulmonary-function-in-individuals-with-copd
#18
D Ramos, M Proença, M R Leite, A D Ferreira, I B Trevisan, G F S Brígida, G Y Tacao, E M C Ramos
INTRODUCTION: Pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) has many benefits for individuals with COPD. However, it is not clear whether PR could prevent the hazards of air pollution exposure. This study aimed to analyze the effects of biomass burning exposure on pulmonary inflammatory markers and pulmonary function in individuals with COPD, participants and non-participants of PR. METHODS: 35 subjects were divided into three groups: individuals with COPD who received PR (G1, n=15), those who did not (G2, n=10), and a control group composed of healthy individuals without COPD (CG, n=10)...
June 15, 2017: Revista Portuguesa de Pneumologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624639/ozone-exposure-and-flux-based-response-relationships-with-photosynthesis-leaf-morphology-and-biomass-in-two-poplar-clones
#19
Bo Shang, Zhaozhong Feng, Pin Li, Xiangyang Yuan, Yansen Xu, Vicent Calatayud
Poplar clones 546 (P. deltoides cv. '55/56'×P. deltoides cv. 'Imperial') and 107 (P. euramericana cv. '74/76') were exposed to five ozone concentrations in 15 open-top chambers (OTCs). Both ozone exposure (AOT40, Accumulation Over a Threshold hourly ozone concentration of 40ppb) and flux-based (POD7, Phytotoxic Ozone Dose above an hourly flux threshold of 7nmol O3 m(-2) PLA (projected leaf area) s(-1)) response relationships were established with photosynthesis, leaf morphology and biomass variables. Increases in both metrics showed significant negative relationships with light-saturated photosynthesis rate, chlorophyll content, leaf mass per area, actual photochemical efficiency of PSII in the light and root biomass but not with stomatal conductance (gs), leaf and stem biomass...
June 15, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624471/vitamin-e-antagonizes-ozone-induced-asthma-exacerbation-in-balb-c-mice-through-the-nrf2-pathway
#20
Liju Duan, Jinquan Li, Ping Ma, Xu Yang, Shunqing Xu
Millions of people are regularly exposed to ozone, a gas known to contribute significantly to worsening the symptoms of patients with asthma. However, the mechanisms underlying these ozone exacerbation effects are not fully understood. In this study, we examined the exacerbation effect of ozone in OVA-induced asthma mice and tried to demonstrate the protective mechanism of vitamin E (VE). An asthma mouse model was established, and used to identify the exacerbating effects of ozone by assessing cytokine and serum immunoglobulin concentrations, airway leukocyte infiltration, histopathological changes in lung tissues, and airway hyper-responsiveness...
June 14, 2017: Food and Chemical Toxicology
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