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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812195/design-and-evaluation-of-a-compact-photocatalytic-reactor-for-water-treatment
#1
Marko Kete, Olena Pliekhova, Lev Matoh, Urška Lavrenčič Štangar
A compact reactor for photocatalytic oxidation and photocatalytic ozonation water treatment was developed and evaluated by using four model pollutants. Additionally, combinations of pollutants were evaluated. Specially produced Al2O3 porous reticulated monolith foams served as TiO2 carriers, offering a high surface area support. UV lamps were placed in the interior to achieve reduced dimensions of the reactor (12 cm in diameter × 20 cm in height). Despite its small size, the overall photocatalytic cleaning capacity was substantial...
August 15, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812184/ozone-generated-by-air-purifier-in-low-concentrations-friend-or-foe
#2
Larissa Vivan Cestonaro, Ana Maria Marcolan, Luciana Grazziotin Rossato-Grando, Ana Paula Anzolin, Gabriela Goethel, Angélica Vilani, Solange Cristina Garcia, Charise Dallazem Bertol
Ozone helps decontamination environments due to its oxidative power, however present toxicity when it is in high concentrations, by long periods of exposition. This study aimed to assess the safety of ozone generator air purifier at concentrations of 0.05 ppm in rats exposed to 3 and 24 h/day for 14 and 28 days. No significant differences are observed between groups in clinical signs, feed and water intake, relative body weight gain and relative weight of organs, macroscopy and microscopy of lungs, and oxidative plasma assay...
August 16, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810228/evolution-of-molecular-weight-and-fluorescence-of-effluent-organic-matter-efom-during-oxidation-processes-revealed-by-advanced-spectrographic-and-chromatographic-tools
#3
Zhiqiang Chen, Mo Li, Qinxue Wen, Nanqi Ren
Effluent organic matter (EfOM) is an emerging concern to receiving aquatic environment due to its refractory property. The degradation of EfOM in ozonation and other two advanced oxidation processes (AOPs), UV/H2O2 and UV/persulfate (PS), was investigated in this study. Fluorescence spectra coupled with parallel factor analysis (PARAFAC) and two-dimensional correlation gel permeation chromatography (2D-GPC) were used to track the evolution of EfOM during each oxidation process. Results showed that the degradation of EfOM indicated by dissolved organic carbon (DOC), UV254 and fluorescence components, fitted well with pseudo-first-order kinetic model during the oxidation processes...
August 4, 2017: Water Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807098/protective-effect-of-ozone-against-hemiscorpius-lepturus-envenomation-in-mice
#4
Parvaneh Naserzadeh, Farshad Shahi, Delavar Shahbazzadeh, Mostafa Ghanei, Khadijeh Ashtari, Yoones Panahi, Mir-Jamal Hosseini, Morteza Izadi
OBJECTIVE: Scorpion (Hemiscorpius lepturus) stings are a public health concern in Iran, particularly in south and southwestern regions of Iran. The gold standard for the treatment of a scorpion sting is anti-venom therapy. However, immunotherapy can have serious side effects, such as anaphylactic shock (which can sometimes even lead to death). The aim of the current study was to demonstrate the protective effect of ozone against toxicity induced by Hemiscorpius lepturus (H. lepturus) venom in mice...
August 2017: Biomedical and Environmental Sciences: BES
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806739/combined-effects-of-o3-and-uv-radiation-on-secondary-metabolites-and-endogenous-hormones-of-soybean-leaves
#5
Bing Mao, Hong Yin, Yan Wang, Tian-Hong Zhao, Rong-Rong Tian, Wei Wang, Jia-Shu Ye
Enhanced ultraviolet radiation (UV) and elevated tropospheric ozone (O3) may individually cause reductions in the growth and productivity of important agricultural crops. However, research regarding their combined effects on important agricultural crops is still scarce, especially on changes in secondary metabolites and endogenous hormones, which are important protective substances and signal components that control plant responses to environment stresses. In this study, using an experimental setup of open top chambers, we monitored the responses of seed yield per plant, leaf secondary metabolites and leaf endogenous hormones under the stress of elevated O3 and enhanced UV radiation individually, as well as their combined stress...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806682/photolytic-insertion-of-albumin-on-activated-carbon-modified-with-ozone
#6
Regina de Fátima Peralta Muniz Moreira, Eduardo Humeres, Carolina Berger, M Isabel Fernández, J A Santaballa, Moisés Canle
254nm photolyses of bovine serum albumin [BSA] in aqueous solutions, were carried out in the presence of activated carbons modified by reaction with ozone. The photolyses were monitored by fluorescence spectroscopy and UV spectrophotometry, and the products were characterized by elemental analysis, FTIR, TGA, total organic carbon analyses [TOC], and XPS. The ozonation reaction was carried out at room temperature with O3 under dry and wet conditions. The carbon characterization showed that the reaction increased the amount of epoxide and carbonyl groups on the carbon matrix...
August 2, 2017: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806547/environmental-life-cycle-assessment-of-seafood-production-a-case-study-of-trawler-catches-in-tunisia
#7
Khaled Abdou, Didier Gascuel, Joël Aubin, Mohamed Salah Romdhane, Frida Ben Rais Lasram, François Le Loc'h
The Gulf of Gabes is one of the most productive fishery areas in the southern Mediterranean Sea. It is archetypal of an ecosystem in which the effects of fisheries are most pronounced. Demersal trawling is the main fishing activity in the Gulf of Gabes. Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) was applied to assess the environmental performance landing 1t of seafood with wooden demersal trawlers in the Gulf of Gabes. Impact categories included in the study were abiotic depletion potential (ADP), acidification potential (AP), eutrophication potential (EP), global warming potential (GWP), ozone depletion potential (ODP), photochemical oxidant formation potential (POFP), human toxicity potential (HTP), marine eco-toxicity potential (METP), terrestrial eco-toxicity potential (TETP), land occupation potential (LOP), and total cumulative energy demand (TCED)...
August 11, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806070/high-levels-of-daytime-molecular-chlorine-and-nitryl-chloride-at-a-rural-site-on-the-north-china-plain
#8
Xiaoxi Liu, Hang Qu, Lewis Gregory Huey, Yuhang Wang, Steven Sjostedt, Limin Zeng, Keding Lu, Yusheng Wu, Min Hu, Min Shao, Tong Zhu, Yuanhang Zhang
Molecular chlorine (Cl2) and nitryl chloride (ClNO2) concentrations were measured using chemical ionization mass spectrometry at a rural site over the North China Plain during June 2014. High levels of daytime Cl2 up to ~450 pptv were observed. The average diurnal Cl2 mixing ratios showed a maximum around noon at ~100 pptv. ClNO2 exhibited a strong diurnal variation with early morning maxima reaching ppbv levels and afternoon minima sustained above 60 pptv. A moderate correlation (R(2)=0.31) between Cl2 and sulfur dioxide was observed, perhaps indicating a role for power plant emissions in the generation of the observed chlorine...
August 14, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805852/the-effect-of-sub-zero-temperature-on-the-formation-and-composition-of-secondary-organic-aerosol-from-ozonolysis-of-alpha-pinene
#9
K Kristensen, L N Jensen, M Glasius, M Bilde
This study presents a newly constructed temperature controlled cold-room smog chamber at Aarhus University, Denmark. The chamber is herein utilized to study the effect of sub-zero temperature on the formation and chemical composition of secondary organic aerosol (SOA) from ozone initiated oxidation of α-pinene. The chemical composition of α-pinene SOA formed from dark ozonolysis of α-pinene at 293 K and 258 K was investigated using High-Resolution Time-of-Flight Aerosol Mass Spectrometry (HR-ToF-AMS) and Ultra-High Performance Liquid Chromatography/Electrospray Ionization Quadrupole Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometry (UHPLC/ESI-qToF-MS)...
August 14, 2017: Environmental Science. Processes & Impacts
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805371/wavelength-resolved-photon-fluxes-of-indoor-light-sources-implications-for-hox-production
#10
Shawn Finley Kowal, Seth Robert Allen, Tara F Kahan
Photochemistry is a largely-unconsidered potential source of reactive species such as hydroxyl and peroxy radicals (OH and HO2, "HOx") indoors. We present measured wavelength-resolved photon fluxes and distance dependences of indoor light sources including halogen, incandescent, and compact fluorescent lights (CFL) commonly used in residential buildings; fluorescent tubes common in industrial and commercial settings; and sunlight entering buildings through windows. We use these measurements to predict indoor HOx production rates from the photolysis of nitrous acid (HONO), hydrogen peroxide (H2O2), ozone (O3), formaldehyde (HCHO) and acetaldehyde (CH3CHO)...
August 14, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805051/proposed-empirical-entropy-and-gibbs-energy-based-on-observations-of-scale-invariance-in-open-non-equilibrium-systems
#11
Adrian F Tuck
Proposed Empirical Entropy and Gibbs Energy Based on Observations of Scale Invariance in Open Non-Equilibrium Systems Abstract There is no widely agreed definition of entropy, and consequently Gibbs energy, in open systems far from equilibrium. One recent approach has sought to formulate an entropy and Gibbs energy based on observed scale invariances in geophysical variables, particularly in atmospheric quantities, including the molecules constituting stratospheric chemistry. The Hamiltonian flux dynamics of energy in macroscopic open non-equilibrium systems maps to energy in equilibrium statistical thermodynamics, and corresponding equivalences of scale invariant variables with other relevant statistical mechanical variables such as entropy, Gibbs energy and 1/(kBoltzmannT) are not just formally analogous but are also mappings...
August 14, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804804/life-cycle-environmental-impacts-of-bioethanol-production-from-sugarcane-molasses-in-iran
#12
Saeid Shahvarooghi Farahani, Mohammad Amin Asoodar
In recent years, bioethanol from sugarcane molasses has been produced on an industrial scale in Iran. The aim of this study was to evaluate molasses-based bioethanol production from an environmental point of view. Data were collected from Debel Khazai agro-industry situated in southern region of Iran by using face-to-face interviews and annual statistics of 2010 to 2016 (6-year life cycle of sugarcane cultivation). Ten impact categories including abiotic depletion (AD), acidification (AC), eutrophication (EP), global warming potential (GWP), ozone layer depletion (OLD), human toxicity (HT), freshwater aquatic ecotoxicity (FE), marine aquatic ecotoxicity (ME), terrestrial ecotoxicity (TE), and photochemical oxidation (PO) were selected based on CML methodology...
August 13, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804491/phylloremediation-of-air-pollutants-exploiting-the-potential-of-plant-leaves-and-leaf-associated-microbes
#13
REVIEW
Xiangying Wei, Shiheng Lyu, Ying Yu, Zonghua Wang, Hong Liu, Dongming Pan, Jianjun Chen
Air pollution is air contaminated by anthropogenic or naturally occurring substances in high concentrations for a prolonged time, resulting in adverse effects on human comfort and health as well as on ecosystems. Major air pollutants include particulate matters (PMs), ground-level ozone (O3), sulfur dioxide (SO2), nitrogen dioxides (NO2), and volatile organic compounds (VOCs). During the last three decades, air has become increasingly polluted in countries like China and India due to rapid economic growth accompanied by increased energy consumption...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803189/efficacy-of-radiant-catalytic-ionization-to-reduce-bacterial-populations-in-air-and-on-different-surfaces
#14
Krzysztof Skowron, Katarzyna Grudlewska, Joanna Kwiecińska-Piróg, Grzegorz Gryń, Mścisław Śrutek, Eugenia Gospodarek-Komkowska
Air contamination by biological agents is often observed in medical or veterinary facilities and industrial plants. Bioaerosols may sediment and pose the surface contamination. Microorganisms present on them may become a source of infections among humans and food contamination. This study determined the use of oxidative gases, including ozone and peroxide, generated by the Radiant Catalytic Ionization (RCI) cell for the inactivation of Acinetobacter baumannii, Escherichia coli, Enterococcus faecalis, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Salmonella Enteritidis, Listeria monocytogenes, Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus epidermidis, Bacillus subtilis, Clostridium sporogenes, Candida albicans, Aspergillus niger and Penicillium chrysogenumon in air and on different surfaces...
August 10, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801779/tof-ms-investigation-of-nickel-oxide-cvd
#15
Anastasia S Kondrateva, Maxim V Mishin, Sergey E Alexandrov
NiO layers were deposited by metal-organic chemical vapor deposition using bis-(ethylcyclopentadienyl) nickel (EtCp)2Ni and oxygen or ozone. As a continuation of kinetic study of NiO MOCVD the gas-phase, transformations of (EtCp)2Ni were studied in the temperature range of 380-830 K. Time of reactions corresponding to the residence time of the gas stream in hot zone of the reactor was about 0.1 s under conditions studied. The interaction of (EtCp)2Ni with oxygen started at 450 K and its conversion rate reached the maximum at 700 K...
August 11, 2017: Journal of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800586/the-potential-role-of-kelp-forests-on-iodine-speciation-in-coastal-seawater
#16
Jennifer Gonzales, Teresa Tymon, Frithjof C Küpper, Matthew S Edwards, Carl J Carrano
Kelps have a major role in marine and atmospheric iodine cycling in the coastal zone of temperate regions, with potential wide-ranging impacts on ozone destruction in the coastal marine boundary layer. However, little is known about the impact of kelp forests on iodine speciation in coastal sea water. To address this, we examined iodide and iodate concentrations in seawater in and around a giant kelp forest near San Diego, CA, USA, and a nearby site that was not influenced by kelp biology. Our data shows that while both iodide and iodate concentrations remained unchanged during the year at the nearby site, these concentrations changed significantly in and around the kelp forest, and were strongly related to changes in kelp canopy biomass...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800413/the-impact-of-climate-change-and-emissions-control-on-future-ozone-levels-implications-for-human-health
#17
Jennifer D Stowell, Young-Min Kim, Yang Gao, Joshua S Fu, Howard H Chang, Yang Liu
Overwhelming evidence has shown that, from the Industrial Revolution to the present, human activities influence ground-level ozone (O3) concentrations. Past studies demonstrate links between O3 exposure and health. However, knowledge gaps remain in our understanding concerning the impacts of climate change mitigation policies on O3 concentrations and health. Using a hybrid downscaling approach, we evaluated the separate impact of climate change and emission control policies on O3 levels and associated excess mortality in the US in the 2050s under two Representative Concentration Pathways (RCPs)...
August 8, 2017: Environment International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799338/negative-ion-photoelectron-spectra-of-iso3-is2o3-and-is2o4-intermediates-formed-in-interfacial-reactions-of-ozone-and-iodide-sulfite-aqueous-microdroplets
#18
Zhengbo Qin, Gao-Lei Hou, Zheng Yang, Marat Valiev, Xue-Bin Wang
Three short-lived, anionic intermediates, ISO3(-), IS2O3(-), and IS2O4(-), are detected during reactions between ozone and aqueous iodine/sulfur oxide microdroplets. These species may play an important role in ozone-driven inorganic aerosol formation; however their chemical properties remain largely unknown. This is the issue addressed in this work using negative ion photoelectron spectroscopy (NIPES) and ab initio modeling. The NIPE spectra reveal that all of the three anionic species are characterized by high adiabatic detachment energies (ADEs) - 4...
December 7, 2016: Journal of Chemical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799139/the-effects-of-the-structure-and-composition-of-the-hydrophobic-parts-of-phosphatidylcholine-containing-systems-on-phosphatidylcholine-oxidation-by-ozone
#19
Elżbieta Rudolphi-Skórska, Maria Filek, Maria Zembala
The degree of lipid unsaturation is a parameter used to describe membrane susceptibility to oxidation. This paper highlights the importance of double bond distribution in the hydrophobic parts of lipid layers. The problem was studied by determining the effects induced by ozone dissolved in an aqueous phase acting on layers of unsaturated cholines of various molecular structures, including bi-unsaturated (DOPC), mono-unsaturated (POPC) and natural origin (soy PC). The destructive effects of ozone were quantified as the ratio of areas per molecule, which corresponded to a 1 mN/m rise in the layer surface pressure for oxidized to non-oxidized lipids (A lift/A lift(0) )...
August 10, 2017: Journal of Membrane Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798214/role-of-atmospheric-pollution-on-the-natural-history-of-idiopathic-pulmonary-fibrosis
#20
Lucile Sesé, Hilario Nunes, Vincent Cottin, Shreosi Sanyal, Morgane Didier, Zohra Carton, Dominique Israel-Biet, Bruno Crestani, Jacques Cadranel, Benoit Wallaert, Abdellatif Tazi, Bernard Maître, Grégoire Prévot, Sylvain Marchand-Adam, Stéphanie Guillot-Dudoret, Annelyse Nardi, Sandra Dury, Violaine Giraud, Anne Gondouin, Karine Juvin, Raphael Borie, Marie Wislez, Dominique Valeyre, Isabella Annesi-Maesano
INTRODUCTION: Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) has an unpredictable course corresponding to various profiles: stability, physiological disease progression and rapid decline. A minority of patients experience acute exacerbations (AEs). A recent study suggested that ozone and nitrogen dioxide might contribute to the occurrence of AE. We hypothesised that outdoor air pollution might influence the natural history of IPF. METHODS: Patients were selected from the French cohort COhorte FIbrose (COFI), a national multicentre longitudinal prospective cohort of IPF (n=192)...
August 10, 2017: Thorax
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