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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352640/recent-advancements-in-bioremediation-of-dye-current-status-and-challenges
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Kumar Vikrant, Balendu Shekhar Giri, Nadeem Raza, Kangkan Roy, Ki-Hyun Kim, Birendra Nath Rai, Ram Sharan Singh
The rampant industrialization and unchecked growth of modern textile production facilities coupled with the lack of proper treatment facilities have proliferated the discharge of effluents enriched with toxic, baleful, and carcinogenic pollutants including dyes, heavy metals, volatile organic compounds, odorants, and other hazardous materials. Therefore, the development of cost-effective and efficient control measures against such pollution is imperative to safeguard ecosystems and natural resources. In this regard, recent advances in biotechnology and microbiology have propelled bioremediation as a prospective alternative to traditional treatment methods...
January 8, 2018: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351285/wine-yeast-phenomics-a-standardized-fermentation-method-for-assessing-quantitative-traits-of-saccharomyces-cerevisiae-strains-in-enological-conditions
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Emilien Peltier, Margaux Bernard, Marine Trujillo, Duyên Prodhomme, Jean-Christophe Barbe, Yves Gibon, Philippe Marullo
This work describes the set up of a small scale fermentation methodology for measuring quantitative traits of hundreds of samples in an enological context. By using standardized screw cap vessels, the alcoholic fermentation kinetics of Saccharomyces cerevisiae strains were measured by following their weight loss over the time. This dispositive was coupled with robotized enzymatic assays for measuring metabolites of enological interest in natural grape juices. Despite the small volume used, kinetic parameters and fermentation end products measured are similar with those observed in larger scale vats...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29347925/alarm-pheromone-and-kairomone-detection-via-bitter-taste-receptors-in-the-mouse-grueneberg-ganglion
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Fabian Moine, Julien Brechbühl, Monique Nenniger Tosato, Manon Beaumann, Marie-Christine Broillet
BACKGROUND: The mouse Grueneberg ganglion (GG) is an olfactory subsystem specialized in the detection of volatile heterocyclic compounds signalling danger. The signalling pathways transducing the danger signals are only beginning to be characterized. RESULTS: Screening chemical libraries for compounds structurally resembling the already-identified GG ligands, we found a new category of chemicals previously identified as bitter tastants that initiated fear-related behaviours in mice depending on their volatility and evoked neuronal responses in mouse GG neurons...
January 18, 2018: BMC Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346294/gc-ms-analysis-of-the-volatile-constituents-in-the-leaves-of-14-compositae-plants
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Yiguang Wang, Xiran Li, Qinjie Jiang, Hainan Sun, Jiafu Jiang, Sumei Chen, Zhiyong Guan, Weimin Fang, Fadi Chen
The green organs, especially the leaves, of many Compositae plants possess characteristic aromas. To exploit the utility value of these germplasm resources, the constituents, mainly volatile compounds, in the leaves of 14 scented plant materials were qualitatively and quantitatively compared via gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS). A total of 213 constituents were detected and tentatively identified in the leaf extracts, and terpenoids (especially monoterpene and sesquiterpene derivatives), accounting for 40...
January 18, 2018: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346285/characterization-of-odors-of-wood-by-gas-chromatography-olfactometry-with-removal-of-extractives-as-attempt-to-control-indoor-air-quality
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Ru Liu, Chen Wang, Anmin Huang, Bin Lv
Indoor air quality problems are usually revealed by occupants' complaints. In this study, the odors of two types of hardwood species, namely, Cathy poplar (Populus cathayana Rehd.) and rubberwood (Hevea brasiliensis) were selected and extracted with ethanol-toluene for removal of extractives in an attempt to eliminate the odors. The odorous components of neat and extracted woods were identified by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry/olfactometry (GC-MS/O). The results showed that about 33 kinds of key volatile compounds (peak area above 0...
January 18, 2018: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346281/a-prototype-sensor-for-in-situ-sensing-of-fine-particulate-matter-and-volatile-organic-compounds
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Chee-Loon Ng, Fuu-Ming Kai, Ming-Hui Tee, Nicholas Tan, Harold F Hemond
Air pollution exposure causes seven million deaths per year, according to the World Health Organization. Possessing knowledge of air quality and sources of air pollution is crucial for managing air pollution and providing early warning so that a swift counteractive response can be carried out. An optical prototype sensor (AtmOptic) capable of scattering and absorbance measurements has been developed to target in situ sensing of fine particulate matter (PM2.5) and volatile organic compounds (VOCs). For particulate matter testing, a test chamber was constructed and the emission of PM2...
January 18, 2018: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344949/flavour-active-compounds-in-thermally-treated-yeast-extracts
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Aygul Alim, Huanlu Song, Ye Liu, Tingting Zou, Yu Zhang, Songpei Zhang
BACKGROUND: Aroma-active compounds and non-volatile substances determine the characteristic aroma and taste of yeast extracts (YE). With thermal reaction, the characteristic aroma and taste of YE are studied rarely, and the relationship between aroma-active compounds and non-volatile compounds is not so clear yet. RESULTS: The non-volatile compounds identified by HPLC and LC-MS/MS were reduced following by rise in temperature except some amino acids. Peptides undergo degradation...
January 18, 2018: Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342961/effects-of-salt-stress-on-plant-growth-antioxidant-capacity-glandular-trichome-density-and-volatile-exudates-of-schizonepeta-tenuifolia-briq
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Ying Zhou, Nanyu Tang, Lijin Huang, Yongjuan Zhao, Xiaoqing Tang, Kangcai Wang
Salinity is a major abiotic factor affecting plant growth and secondary metabolism. However, no information is available about its effects on Schizonepeta tenuifolia Briq., a traditional Chinese herb. Here, we investigated the changes of plant growth, antioxidant capacity, glandular trichome density, and volatile exudates of S. tenuifolia exposed to salt stress (0, 25, 50, 75, 100 mM NaCl). Results showed that its dry biomass was reduced by salt treatments except 25 mM NaCl. Contents of antioxidants, including phenolics and flavonoids, increased at low (25 mM) or moderate (50 mM) levels, but declined at severe (75 and 100 mM) levels...
January 15, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342183/identification-of-volatiles-released-by-diapausing-brown-marmorated-stink-bug-halyomorpha-halys-hemiptera-pentatomidae
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Laura J Nixon, William R Morrison, Kevin B Rice, Eckehard G Brockerhoff, Tracy C Leskey, Filadelfo Guzman, Ashot Khrimian, Stephen Goldson, Michael Rostás
The brown marmorated stink bug, Halyomorpha halys, is an agricultural and urban pest that has become widely established as an invasive species of major concern in the USA and across Europe. This species forms large aggregations when entering diapause, and it is often these aggregations that are found by officials conducting inspections of internationally shipped freight. Identifying the presence of diapausing aggregations of H. halys using their emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) may be a potential means for detecting and intercepting them during international freight inspections...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341859/an-indoor-air-quality-evaluation-in-a-residential-retrofit-project-using-spray-polyurethane-foam
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Shen Tian, Scott Ecoff, John Sebroski, Jason Miller, Harold Rickenbacker, Melissa Bilec
Understanding of indoor air quality (IAQ) during and after spray polyurethane foam (SPF) application is essential to protect the health of both workers and building occupants. Previous efforts such as field monitoring, micro-chamber/spray booth emission studies and fate/transport modeling have been conducted to understand the chemical exposure of SPF and guide risk mitigation strategies. However, each type of research has its limitation and can only reveal partial information on the relationship between SPF and IAQ...
January 17, 2018: Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339336/organophosphate-and-brominated-flame-retardants-in-australian-indoor-environments-levels-sources-and-preliminary-assessment-of-human-exposure
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Chang He, Xianyu Wang, Phong Thai, Christine Baduel, Christie Gallen, Andrew Banks, Paul Bainton, Karin English, Jochen F Mueller
Concentrations of nine organophosphate flame retardants (OPFRs) and eight polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) were measured in samples of indoor dust (n = 85) and air (n = 45) from Australian houses, offices, hotels, and transportation (buses, trains, and aircraft). All target compounds were detected in indoor dust and air samples. Median ∑9OPFRs concentrations were 40 μg/g in dust and 44 ng/m3 in indoor air, while median ∑8PBDEs concentrations were 2.1 μg/g and 0.049 ng/m3. Concentrations of FRs were higher in rooms that contained carpet, air conditioners, and various electronic items...
January 12, 2018: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338642/functional-evolution-of-biosynthetic-enzymes-that-produce-plant-volatiles
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Takao Koeduka
Plants synthesize volatile compounds to attract pollinators. The volatiles emitted by flowers are often complex mixtures of organic compounds; pollinators are capable of distinctly recognizing different volatile compounds. Plants also produce volatile compounds to protect themselves against herbivores and pathogens. Some of the volatile compounds produced in floral and vegetative tissues are toxic to insects and microbes. To adapt changes in the environment, plants have evolved the ability to synthesize a unique set of volatiles...
January 17, 2018: Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338210/an-emission-free-vacuum-chlorinating-process-for-simultaneous-sulfur-fixation-and-lead-recovery-from-spent-lead-acid-batteries
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Kang Liu, Jiakuan Yang, Sha Liang, Huijie Hou, Ye Chen, Junxiong Wang, Bingchuan Liu, Keke Xiao, Jingping Hu, Jin Wang
Spent lead-acid battery recycling by using conventional technologies is usually accompanied with releases of lead-containing wastewater as well as emissions of sulfur oxides and lead particulates that may potentially cause secondary pollution. This study developed a vacuum chlorinating process for simultaneous sulfur fixation and high-purity lead chloride (PbCl2) recovery from spent lead paste by using calcium chloride (CaCl2) and silicon dioxide (SiO2) as reagents. The process train includes pretreatment, simultaneous PbCl2 production and sulfur fixation, and PbCl2 volatilization...
January 16, 2018: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338173/a-smartphone-based-voc-sensor-using-colorimetric-polydiacetylenes
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Dong-Hoon Park, Jung-Moo Heo, Woomin Jeong, Young Hyuk Yoo, Bum Jun Park, Jong-Man Kim
Owing to a unique colorimetric (typically blue-to-red) feature upon environmental stimulation, polydiacetylene (PDAs) have been actively employed in chemosensor systems. We developed a highly accurate and simple volatile organic compound (VOC) sensor system that can be operated using a conventional smartphone. The procedure begins with forming an array of four different PDAs on conventional paper using inkjet printing of four corresponding diacetylenes (DAs) followed by photopolymerization. A database of color changes (i...
January 17, 2018: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336521/identification-and-quantification-of-vocs-by-proton-transfer-reaction-time-of-flight-mass-spectrometry-an-experimental-workflow-for-the-optimization-of-specificity-sensitivity-and-accuracy
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Andrea Romano, George B Hanna
Proton Transfer Reaction Time of Flight Mass Spectrometry (PTR-ToF-MS) is a direct injection MS technique, allowing for the sensitive and real-time detection, identification and quantification of volatile organic compounds (VOCs). When aiming to employ PTR-ToF-MS for targeted VOC analysis some methodological questions must be addressed, such as the need to correctly identify product ions, or evaluating the quantitation accuracy. This work proposes a workflow for PTR-ToF-MS method development, addressing the main issues affecting the reliable identification and quantification of target compounds...
January 16, 2018: Journal of Mass Spectrometry: JMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335226/genomic-and-metabolic-characterization-of-spoilage-associated-pseudomonas-species
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Tamsyn Stanborough, Narelle Fegan, Shane M Powell, Tanoj Singh, Mark Tamplin, P Scott Chandry
Pseudomonas are common spoilage agents of aerobically stored fresh foods. Their ability to cause spoilage is species- and may be strain-specific. To improve our understanding of the meat and milk spoilage agents Pseudomonas fragi and Pseudomonas lundensis, we sequenced the genomes of 12 P. fragi and seven P. lundensis isolates. These genomes provided a dataset for genomic analyses. Key volatile organic compounds (VOCs) produced or metabolised by the isolates were determined during their growth on a beef paste and where possible, metabolic activity was associated with gene repertoire...
January 5, 2018: International Journal of Food Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333991/evaluation-of-a-portable-gas-chromatograph-with-photoionization-detector-under-variations-of-voc-concentration-temperature-and-relative-humidity
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Jhy-Charm Soo, Eun Gyung Lee, Ryan F LeBouf, Michael L Kashon, William Chisholm, Martin Harper
The objective of this present study was to evaluate the performance of a portable gas chromatograph ─ photoionization detector (GC-PID), under various test conditions to determine if it could be used in occupational settings. A mixture of seven volatile organic compounds (VOCs) - acetone, ethylbenzene, methyl isobutyl ketone, toluene, m-xylene, p-xylene, and o-xylene - was selected because its components are commonly present in paint manufacturing industries. A full-factorial combination of four concentration levels (exposure scenarios) of VOC mixtures, three different temperatures (25˚C, 30˚C, and 35˚C), and three relative humidities (RHs; 25%, 50%, and 75%) was conducted in a full- size controlled environmental chamber...
January 15, 2018: Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331893/ambient-volatile-organic-compounds-vocs-in-communities-of-the-athabasca-oil-sands-region-sources-and-screening-health-risk-assessment
#18
Md Aynul Bari, Warren B Kindzierski
An investigation of ambient levels and sources of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and associated public health risks was carried out at two northern Alberta oil sands communities (Fort McKay and Fort McMurray located < 25 km and >30 km from oil sands development, respectively) for the period January 2010-March 2015. Levels of total detected VOCs were comparatively similar at both communities (Fort McKay: geometric mean = 22.8 μg/m3, interquartile range, IQR = 13.8-41 μg/m3); (Fort McMurray: geometric mean = 23...
January 11, 2018: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331811/volatile-organic-compounds-vocs-removal-in-non-thermal-plasma-double-dielectric-barrier-discharge-reactor
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Muhammad Farooq Mustafa, Xindi Fu, Yanjun Liu, Yawar Abbas, Hongtao Wang, Wenjing Lu
Non-thermal plasma (NTP) an emerging technology to treat volatile organic compounds (VOCs) present in unhygienic point source air streams. In present study, double dielectric barrier discharge (DDBD) reactors were used for the first time to evaluate the removal efficiency of VOCs mixture of different nature at constant experimental conditions (input power 16-65.8 W, VOCs mixture feeding rate 1-6 L/min, 100-101 ppm inlet concentration of individual VOC). Reactor A and B with discharge gap at 6 mm and 3 mm respectively, were used in current study...
January 9, 2018: Journal of Hazardous Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331718/partition-of-zn-cd-and-pb-during-co-combustion-of-sedum-plumbizincicola-and-sewage-sludge
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Feihong Guo, Zhaoping Zhong, Hui Xue
Co-combustion of sedum plumbizincicola and sewage sludge was performed in a tubular furnace. The influence of experimental conditions on the partitioning of Zn, Cd, and Pb was investigated. The results showed that 30% sewage sludge was proposed as the optimal ratio for the co-combustion as a compromise between low calorific value and high amount of heavy metal remained in the bottom ash. High temperature increased the volatilization degree of heavy metals, among which the performance of Cd and Pb was obvious than Zn...
January 6, 2018: Chemosphere
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