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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436426/stretchable-ag-electrodes-with-mechanically-tunable-optical-transmittance-on-wavy-patterned-pdms-substrates
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Eun-Hye Ko, Hyo-Joong Kim, Sang-Mok Lee, Tae-Woong Kim, Han-Ki Kim
We report on semi-transparent stretchable Ag films coated on a wavy-patterned polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) substrate for use as stretchable electrodes for stretchable and transparent electronics. To improve the mechanical stretchability of the Ag films, we optimized the wavy-pattern of the PDMS substrate as a function of UV-ozone treatment time and pre-strain of the PDMS substrate. In addition, we investigated the effect of the Ag thickness on the mechanical stretchability of the Ag electrode formed on the wavy-patterned PDMS substrate...
April 24, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434561/concentration-response-of-short-term-ozone-exposure-and-hospital-admissions-for-asthma-in-texas
#2
Ke Zu, Xiaobin Liu, Liuhua Shi, Ge Tao, Christine T Loftus, Sabine Lange, Julie E Goodman
BACKGROUND: Short-term exposure to ozone has been associated with asthma hospital admissions (HA) and emergency department (ED) visits, but the shape of the concentration-response (C-R) curve is unclear. METHODS: We conducted a time series analysis of asthma HAs and ambient ozone concentrations in six metropolitan areas in Texas from 2001 to 2013. Using generalized linear regression models, we estimated the effect of daily 8-hour maximum ozone concentrations on asthma HAs for all ages combined, and for those aged 5-14, 15-64, and 65+years...
April 20, 2017: Environment International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433880/predicting-trace-organic-compound-attenuation-by-ozone-oxidation-development-of-indicator-and-surrogate-models
#3
Minkyu Park, Tarun Anumol, Kevin D Daniels, Shimin Wu, Austin D Ziska, Shane A Snyder
Ozone oxidation has been demonstrated to be an effective treatment process for the attenuation of trace organic compounds (TOrCs); however, predicting TOrC attenuation by ozone processes is challenging in wastewaters. Since ozone is rapidly consumed, determining the exposure times of ozone and hydroxyl radical proves to be difficult. As direct potable reuse schemes continue to gain traction, there is an increasing need for the development of real-time monitoring strategies for TOrC abatement in ozone oxidation processes...
April 10, 2017: Water Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430842/a-new-method-for-partial-correction-of-residual-confounding-in-time-series-and-other-observational-studies
#4
W Dana Flanders, Matthew J Strickland, Mitchel Klein
Methods exist to detect residual confounding in epidemiologic studies. One requires a negative control exposure with 2 key properties: 1) conditional independence of the negative control and the outcome (given modeled variables) absent confounding and other model misspecification, and 2) associations of the negative control with uncontrolled confounders and the outcome. We present a new method to partially correct for residual confounding: When confounding is present and our assumptions hold, we argue that estimators from models that include a negative control exposure with these 2 properties tend to be less biased than those from models without it...
April 18, 2017: American Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429404/air-pollution-weight-loss-and-metabolic-benefits-of-bariatric-surgery-a-potential-model-for-study-of-metabolic-effects-of-environmental-exposures
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R Ghosh, W J Gauderman, H Minor, H A Youn, F Lurmann, K R Cromar, L Chatzi, B Belcher, C R Fielding, R McConnell
BACKGROUND: Emerging experimental evidence suggests that air pollution may contribute to development of obesity and diabetes, but studies of children are limited. OBJECTIVES: We hypothesized that pollution effects would be magnified after bariatric surgery for treatment of obesity, reducing benefits of surgery. METHODS: In 75 obese adolescents, excess weight loss (EWL), high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol, triglycerides, alkaline phosphatase (ALP) and hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c ) were measured prospectively at baseline and following laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB)...
April 21, 2017: Pediatric Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428001/cholesterol-and-related-sterols-autoxidation
#6
REVIEW
Chiara Zerbinati, Luigi Iuliano
Cholesterol is a unique lipid molecule providing the building block for membranes, hormone, vitamin D and bile acid synthesis. Metabolism of cholesterol involves several enzymes acting on the sterol nucleus or the iso-octyl tail. In the recent years, research interest has been focused on oxysterols, cholesterol derivatives generated by the addition of oxygen to the cholesterol backbone. Oxysterols can be produced enzymatically or by autoxidation. Autoxidation of cholesterol proceeds through type I or type II mechanisms...
April 17, 2017: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427649/hydrodynamic-cavitation-in-combination-with-the-ozone-hydrogen-peroxide-and-the-uv-based-advanced-oxidation-processes-for-the-removal-of-natural-organic-matter-from-drinking-water
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Matej Čehovin, Alojz Medic, Jens Scheideler, Jörg Mielcke, Achim Ried, Boris Kompare, Andreja Žgajnar Gotvajn
Natural organic matter in drinking water is causing concern especially due to the formation of disinfection by-products (DBPs) by chlorine, as these are proven to have adverse health effects on consumers. In this research, humic acid was used as a source of dissolved organic carbon (DOC) in drinking water (up to 3mgL(-1)). The efficiency of DOC removal was studied by applying O3, H2O2/O3, H2O2/UV and O3/UV advanced oxidation processes (AOPs) alone and combined with hybrid hydrodynamic cavitation (HC), generated by an orifice plate, as this technology recently shows promising potential for the treatment of water, containing recalcitrant organic substances...
July 2017: Ultrasonics Sonochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427623/degradation-of-reactive-blue-13-using-hydrodynamic-cavitation-effect-of-geometrical-parameters-and-different-oxidizing-additives
#8
Sunil Rajoriya, Swapnil Bargole, Virendra Kumar Saharan
Decolorization of reactive blue 13 (RB13), a sulphonated azo dye, was investigated using hydrodynamic cavitation (HC). The aim of research article is to check the influence of geometrical parameters (total flow area, the ratio of throat perimeter to its cross-sectional area, throat shape and size, etc.) and configuration of the cavitating devices on decolorization of RB13 in aqueous solution. For this purpose, eight cavitating devices i.e. Circular and slit venturi, and six orifice plates having different flow area and perimeter were used in the present work...
July 2017: Ultrasonics Sonochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426526/effect-of-ambient-ozone-exposure-assessed-by-individual-monitors-on-nasal-function-and-exhaled-no-among-school-children-in-the-area-of-thessaloniki-greece
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Nikolaos Angelis, Dionisios Spyratos, Kalliopi Domvri, Konstantina Dimakopoulou, Evangelia Samoli, Georgios Kalamaras, Anna Karakatsani, Georgios Grivas, Klea Katsouyanni, Despina Papakosta
OBJECTIVES: The study of short-term effects of environmental ozone exposure on nasal airflow, lung function, and airway inflammation METHODS:: Ninety one children-47 underwent rhinomanometry-were included. The study was carried out during the 2013 to 2014 academic year. Activity questionnaires and personal O3 samplers were distributed and 1 week later, respiratory measurements were performed. Daily measurements of outdoor ozone were also considered. RESULTS: A 10 μg/m increase in weekly personal ozone exposure concentrations was associated with a non-statistically significant 12...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426211/dry-particulate-nitrate-deposition-in-china
#10
Lei Liu, Xiuying Zhang, Yan Zhang, Wen xU, Xuejun Liu, Xiaoming Zhang, Junlan Feng, Xinrui Chen, Yuehan Zhang, Xuehe Lu, Shanqian Wang, Wuting Zhang, Limin Zhao
A limited number of ground measurements of dry particulate nitrate deposition (NO3-) makes it difficult and challenging to fully know the status of the spatial and temporal variations of dry NO3- depositions over China. This study tries to expand the ground measurements of NO3- concentrations at monitoring sites to a national scale, based on the Ozone Monitoring Instrument (OMI) NO2 columns, NO2 profiles from an atmospheric chemistry transport model (Model for Ozone and Related chemical Tracers, version 4, MOZART-4) and monitor-based sources, and then estimates the NO3- depositions on a regional scale based on an inferred model...
April 20, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422180/patterning-graphene-film-by-magnetic-assisted-uv-ozonation
#11
Yixuan Wu, Haihua Tao, Shubin Su, Huan Yue, Hao Li, Ziyu Zhang, Zhenhua Ni, Xianfeng Chen
Developing an alternative method for fabricating microscale graphene patterns that overcomes the obstacles of organic contamination, linewidth resolution, and substrate damaging is paramount for applications in optoelectronics. Here we propose to pattern chemical vapor deposition grown graphene film through a stencil mask by magnetic-assisted ultraviolet (UV) ozonation under irradiation of a xenon excimer lamp. In this process, the paramagnetic oxygen molecules and photochemically generated oxygen radicals are magnetized and attracted in an inhomogenous external magnetic field...
April 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420528/two-dimensional-gas-chromatography-with-electron-capture-detection-for-the-analysis-of-atmospheric-ozone-depleting-halocarbons
#12
Chang-Feng Ou-Yang, Hsi-Che Hua, Yu-Chieh Chou, Ming-Kai Teng, Wen-Tzu Liu, Jia-Lin Wang
This study is to develop a GC×GC method with electron capture detection (ECD) to analyze atmospheric halocarbons in the concentration range of parts per trillion by volume (pptv). To enrich atmospheric halocarbons a home-built thermal desorption (TD) device was coupled to the GC×GC-ECD. The technique of flow modulation was adopted using a Deans switch for GC×GC. Several column combinations of first and second dimensions were tested and the column set of DB-5×TG-1301 was found to show the best orthogonality for halocarbons...
April 4, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420232/gas-phase-carboxylic-acids-in-a-university-classroom-abundance-variability-and-sources
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Shang Liu, Samantha L Thompson, Harald Stark, Paul J Ziemann, Jose L Jimenez
Gas-phase carboxylic acids are ubiquitous in ambient air, yet their indoor occurrence and abundance are poorly characterized. To fill this gap, we measured gas-phase carboxylic acids in real-time inside and outside of a university classroom using a high-resolution time-of-flight chemical ionization mass spectrometer (HRToF-CIMS) equipped with an acetate ion source. A wide variety of carboxylic acids were identified indoors and outdoors, including monoacids, diacids, hydroxy acids, carbonyl acids, and aromatic acids...
April 18, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420118/ambient-air-pollution-and-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest-in-beijing-china
#14
Ruixue Xia, Guopeng Zhou, Tong Zhu, Xueying Li, Guangfa Wang
Air pollutants are associated with cardiovascular death; however, there is limited evidence of the effects of different pollutants on out-of-hospital cardiac arrests (OHCAs) in Beijing, China. We aimed to investigate the associations of OHCAs with the air pollutants PM2.5-10 (coarse particulate matter), PM2.5 (particles ≤2.5 μm in aerodynamic diameter), nitrogen dioxide (NO₂), sulfur dioxide (SO₂), carbon monoxide (CO), and ozone (O₃) between 2013 and 2015 using a time-stratified case-crossover study design...
April 14, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418704/false-negatives-for-remote-life-detection-on-ocean-bearing-planets-lessons-from-the-early-earth
#15
Christopher T Reinhard, Stephanie L Olson, Edward W Schwieterman, Timothy W Lyons
Ocean-atmosphere chemistry on Earth has undergone dramatic evolutionary changes throughout its long history, with potentially significant ramifications for the emergence and long-term stability of atmospheric biosignatures. Though a great deal of work has centered on refining our understanding of false positives for remote life detection, much less attention has been paid to the possibility of false negatives, that is, cryptic biospheres that are widespread and active on a planet's surface but are ultimately undetectable or difficult to detect in the composition of a planet's atmosphere...
April 2017: Astrobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414347/high-resolution-fourier-transform-measurements-of-line-strengths-in-the-00-sup-0-sup-2-00-sup-0-sup-0-main-isotopologue-band-of-nitrous-oxide
#16
Viktor Werwein, Jens Brunzendorf, Gang Li, Anton Serdyukov, Olav Werhahn, Volker Ebert
Nitrous oxide (N<sub>2</sub>O) is a key greenhouse gas and a major ozone-depleting anthropogenic pollutant monitored by the total carbon column observing network (TCCON) in the 00<sup>0</sup>2-00<sup>0</sup>0-band of its main isotopologue. Here, we present highly accurate line strengths for this window determined using Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy with pressure, temperature, and optical path length being metrologically traceable to the SI. The obtained results agree with previous studies within the given uncertainties...
April 10, 2017: Applied Optics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412860/modeling-vascular-inflammation-and-atherogenicity-after-inhalation-of-ambient-levels-of-ozone-exploratory-lessons-from-transcriptomics
#17
Andrea Tham, Dominic Lullo, Sarah Dalton, Siyang Zeng, Ian van Koeverden, Mehrdad Arjomandi
BACKGROUND: Epidemiologic studies have linked inhalation of air pollutants such as ozone to cardiovascular mortality. Human exposure studies have shown that inhalation of ambient levels of ozone causes airway and systemic inflammation and an imbalance in sympathetic/parasympathetic tone. METHODS: To explore molecular mechanisms through which ozone inhalation contributes to cardiovascular mortality, we compared transcriptomics data previously obtained from bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) cells obtained from healthy subjects after inhalational exposure to ozone (200 ppb for 4 h) to those of various cell samples from 11 published studies of patients with atherosclerotic disease using the Nextbio genomic data platform...
April 16, 2017: Inhalation Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412550/the-competition-between-cathodic-oxygen-and-ozone-reduction-and-its-role-in-dictating-the-reaction-mechanisms-of-an-electro-peroxone-process
#18
Guangsen Xia, Yujue Wang, Bin Wang, Jun Huang, Shubo Deng, Gang Yu
Previous studies indicate that effective generation of hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) from cathodic oxygen (O2) reduction is critical for the improved water treatment performance (e.g., enhanced pollutant degradation and reduced bromate formation) during the electro-peroxone (E-peroxone) process (a combined process of electrolysis and ozonation). However, undesired reactions (e.g., O3, H2O2, and H2O reductions) may occur in competition with O2 reduction at the cathode. To get a better understanding of how these side reactions would affect the process, this study investigated the cathodic reaction mechanisms during electrolysis with O2/O3 gas mixture sparging using various electrochemical techniques (e...
April 4, 2017: Water Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411540/mechanism-insight-of-pfoa-degradation-by-zno-assisted-photocatalytic-ozonation-efficiency-and-intermediates
#19
Dan Wu, Xukai Li, Yiming Tang, Ping Lu, Weirui Chen, Xiaoting Xu, Laisheng Li
Zinc oxide (ZnO) nanorods were prepared by a directly pyrolysis method and employed as catalyst for perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) degradation. Comparative experiments were conducted to discuss the catalytic activity and flexibility of ZnO. After ZnO addition, the best PFOA degradation efficiency (70.5%) was achieved by ZnO/UV/O3 system, only 9.5% by sole ozonation and 18.2% by UV254 light irradiation. PFOA degradation was sensitive with pH value and temperature. The better PFOA removal efficiency was achieved at acidic condition...
April 3, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410501/comparison-of-gene-expression-profiles-induced-by-fresh-or-ozone-oxidized-black-carbon-particles-in-a549%C3%A2-cells
#20
Jing An, Qian Zhou, Guangren Qian, Tiantian Wang, Meiying Wu, Tong Zhu, Xinghua Qiu, Yu Shang, Jing Shang
Epidemiological studies have showed an association between black carbon (BC) exposure and adverse health effects. This study intends to investigate the influence of oxidation processes in atmosphere on the initial cellular responses of BC. The changes of gene expressions induced by fresh BC (FBC) and ozone-oxidized BC (OBC) in human lung epithelial A549 cells were analyzed. And their toxic effects presented by viability, LDH release and DNA damage were compared. Totally 47, 000 genes in A549 cells were examined using Affymetrix Human U133 plus 2...
April 1, 2017: Chemosphere
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