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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
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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
#3
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/29331219/polycyclic-aromatic-hydrocarbons-in-soils-and-lichen-from-the-western-tibetan-plateau-concentration-profiles-distribution-and-its-influencing-factors
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Ruichen Zhou, Ruiqiang Yang, Chuanyong Jing
The Tibetan Plateau (TP) is a huge area and rarely affected by human activity, and is regarded as one of the most remote regions on the earth. Many studies about the long-range atmospheric transport (LRAT) of semi-volatile organic compounds (SVOCs) were conducted in southern and central TP. However, there are very limited studies focused on PAHs in the western TP and the concentrations profiles, distribution and its controlling factors in this area remains unclear. Thus, to explore this knowledge gap, 37 surface soil samples and 23 lichen samples were collected and analyzed for PAHs...
January 10, 2018: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330538/flux-of-the-biogenic-volatiles-isoprene-and-dimethyl-sulfide-from-an-oligotrophic-lake
#5
Michael Steinke, Bettina Hodapp, Rameez Subhan, Thomas G Bell, Dominik Martin-Creuzburg
Biogenic volatile organic compounds (BVOCs) affect atmospheric chemistry, climate and regional air quality in terrestrial and marine atmospheres. Although isoprene is a major BVOC produced in vascular plants, and marine phototrophs release dimethyl sulfide (DMS), lakes have been widely ignored for their production. Here we demonstrate that oligotrophic Lake Constance, a model for north temperate deep lakes, emits both volatiles to the atmosphere. Depth profiles indicated that highest concentrations of isoprene and DMS were associated with the chlorophyll maximum, suggesting that their production is closely linked to phototrophic processes...
January 12, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327928/one-step-bioconversion-of-fatty-acids-into-c8-c9-volatile-aroma-compounds-by-a-multifunctional-lipoxygenase-cloned-from-pyropia-haitanensis
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Zhu-Jun Zhu, Hai-Min Chen, Juanjuan Chen, Rui Yang, Xiao-Jun Yan
The multifunctional lipoxygenase PhLOX cloned from Pyropia haitanensis was expressed in E. coli with 24.4 mg•L-1 yield. PhLOX could catalyze the one-step bioconversion of C18-C22 fatty acids into C8-C9 volatile organic compounds (VOCs), displaying higher catalytic efficiency for eicosenoic and docosenoic acids than for octadecenoic acids. C20:5 was the most suitable substrate among the tested fatty acids. The C8-C9 VOCs were generated in good yields from fatty acids, e.g., 2E-nonenal from C20:4, and 2E,6Z-nonadienal from C20:5...
January 12, 2018: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324971/response-to-cherrie-how-to-quantitatively-assess-dermal-exposure-to-volatile-organic-compounds
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Jeroen A J Vanoirbeek, Matteo Creta, Katrien Poels, Lode Godderis, Radu-Corneliu Duca
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 6, 2018: Annals of Work Exposures and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324768/identifying-human-diamine-sensors-for-death-related-putrescine-and-cadaverine-molecules
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Cristina Izquierdo, José C Gómez-Tamayo, Jean-Christophe Nebel, Leonardo Pardo, Angel Gonzalez
Pungent chemical compounds originating from decaying tissue are strong drivers of animal behavior. Two of the best-characterized death smell components are putrescine (PUT) and cadaverine (CAD), foul-smelling molecules produced by decarboxylation of amino acids during decomposition. These volatile polyamines act as 'necromones', triggering avoidance or attractive responses, which are fundamental for the survival of a wide range of species. The few studies that have attempted to identify the cognate receptors for these molecules have suggested the involvement of the seven-helix trace amine-associated receptors (TAARs), localized in the olfactory epithelium...
January 11, 2018: PLoS Computational Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323216/characterization-of-isoprene-derived-secondary-organic-aerosols-at-a-rural-site-in-north-china-plain-with-implications-for-anthropogenic-pollution-effects
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Jianjun Li, Gehui Wang, Can Wu, Cong Cao, Yanqin Ren, Jiayuan Wang, Jin Li, Junji Cao, Limin Zeng, Tong Zhu
Isoprene is the most abundant non-methane volatile organic compound (VOC) and the largest contributor to secondary organic aerosol (SOA) burden on a global scale. In order to examine the influence of high concentrations of anthropogenic pollutants on isoprene-derived SOA (SOA i ) formation, summertime PM2.5 filter samples were collected with a three-hour sampling interval at a rural site in the North China Plain (NCP), and determined for SOA i tracers and other chemical species. RO2+NO pathway derived 2-methylglyceric acid presented a relatively higher contribution to the SOA i due to the high-NOx (~20 ppb) conditions in the NCP that suppressed the reactive uptake of RO2+HO2 reaction derived isoprene epoxydiols...
January 11, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323116/impact-on-short-lived-climate-forcers-increases-projected-warming-due-to-deforestation
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C E Scott, S A Monks, D V Spracklen, S R Arnold, P M Forster, A Rap, M Äijälä, P Artaxo, K S Carslaw, M P Chipperfield, M Ehn, S Gilardoni, L Heikkinen, M Kulmala, T Petäjä, C L S Reddington, L V Rizzo, E Swietlicki, E Vignati, C Wilson
The climate impact of deforestation depends on the relative strength of several biogeochemical and biogeophysical effects. In addition to affecting the exchange of carbon dioxide (CO2) and moisture with the atmosphere and surface albedo, vegetation emits biogenic volatile organic compounds (BVOCs) that alter the formation of short-lived climate forcers (SLCFs), which include aerosol, ozone and methane. Here we show that a scenario of complete global deforestation results in a net positive radiative forcing (RF; 0...
January 11, 2018: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319815/chemical-analysis-and-simulated-pyrolysis-of-tobacco-heating-system-2-2-compared-to-conventional-cigarettes
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Xiangyu Li, Yanbo Luo, Xingyi Jiang, Hongfei Zhang, Fengpeng Zhu, Shaodong Hu, Hongwei Hou, Qingyuan Hu, Yongqiang Pang
Introduction: Tobacco Heating System 2.2 (THS 2.2, marketed as iQOS), is a heat-not-burn (HNB) tobacco product that has been successfully introduced to global markets. Despite its expanding market, few independent and systematic researches into THS 2.2 have been carried out to date. Methods: We tested a comprehensive list of total particulate matter (TPM), water, tar, nicotine, propylene glycol, glycerin, carbon monoxide, volatile organic compounds, aromatic amines, hydrogen cyanide, ammonia, N-nitrosamines, phenol, and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon under both ISO and HCI regimes...
January 8, 2018: Nicotine & Tobacco Research: Official Journal of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316090/diversity-of-pollination-ecology-in-the-schismatoglottis-calyptrata-complex-clade-araceae
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Y C Hoe, M Gibernau, S Y Wong
Field studies integrating pollination investigations with an assessment of floral scent composition and thermogenesis in tropical aroids are rather few. Thus, this study aimed to investigate the pollination biology of nine species belonging to Schismatoglottis Calyptrata Complex Clade. The flowering mechanism, visiting insect activities, reproductive system, thermogenesis, and floral scent composition were examined. Anthesis for all species started at dawn and lasted between 25 - 29 hours. Colocasiomyia (Diptera, Drosophilidae) are considered as the main pollinators for all the investigated species...
January 5, 2018: Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29307068/spatio-temporal-assessment-and-seasonal-variation-of-tropospheric-ozone-in-pakistan-during-the-last-decade
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Asma Noreen, Muhammad Fahim Khokhar, Naila Zeb, Naila Yasmin, Khalid Rehman Hakeem
This study uses the tropospheric ozone data derived from combined observations of Ozone Monitoring Instrument/Microwave Limb Sounder instruments by using the tropospheric ozone residual method. The main objective was to study the spatial distribution and temporal evolution in the troposphere ozone columns over Pakistan during the time period of 2004 to 2014. Results showed an overall increase of 3.2 ± 1.1 DU in tropospheric ozone columns over Pakistan. Spatial distribution showed enhanced ozone columns in the Punjab and southern Sindh consistent to high population, urbanization, and extensive anthropogenic activities, and exhibited statistically significant temporal increase...
January 6, 2018: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306995/increasing-signal-to-noise-ratio-in-gas-chromatography-electroantennography-using-a-deans-switch-effluent-chopper
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Andrew J Myrick, Thomas C Baker
Gas-chromatography-electroantennographic detection (GC-EAD) is a technique used in the identification of volatile organic compounds (VOCs), such as pheromones and plant host odors, which are physiologically relevant to insects. Although pheromones often elicit large EAD responses, other behaviorally relevant odors may elicit responses that are difficult to discern from noise. Lock-in amplification has long been used to reduce noise in a wide range of applications. Its utility when incorporated with GC-EAD was demonstrated previosuly by chopping (or pulsing) effluent-laden air that flowed over an insect antenna...
January 6, 2018: Journal of Chemical Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306137/seasonal-variances-in-bacterial-microbiota-and-volatile-organic-compounds-in-raw-milk
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Beata Nalepa, Magdalena Anna Olszewska, Lidia Hanna Markiewicz
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 24, 2017: International Journal of Food Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29304018/safety-assessment-of-electronic-cigarettes-and-their-relationship-with-cardiovascular-disease
#16
REVIEW
Guangwei Zhang, Zhangli Wang, Kai Zhang, Rui Hou, Chunli Xing, Qi Yu, Enqi Liu
Smoking leads to the occurrence and development of a variety of diseases. Most importantly, it is an independent risk factor of cardiovascular atherosclerosis. In recent years, electronic cigarettes have become a popular alternative to traditional cigarettes, since modern micro-electronic techniques provide the possibility of simulating the process of traditional smoking. Additionally, it is convenient and fashionable. Nevertheless, comments about the safety of electronic cigarettes remain controversial. Although the research about electronic cigarettes increased exponentially, there has been no systematic study of its safety...
January 5, 2018: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29303966/thyme-and-savory-essential-oil-vapor-treatments-control-brown-rot-and-improve-the-storage-quality-of-peaches-and-nectarines-but-could-favor-gray-mold
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Karin Santoro, Marco Maghenzani, Valentina Chiabrando, Pietro Bosio, Maria Lodovica Gullino, Davide Spadaro, Giovanna Giacalone
The effect of biofumigation, through slow-release diffusors, of thyme and savory essential oils (EO), was evaluated on the control of postharvest diseases and quality of peaches and nectarines. EO fumigation was effective in controlling postharvest rots. Naturally contaminated peaches and nectarines were exposed to EO vapors for 28 days at 0 °C in sealed storage cabinets and then exposed at 20 °C for five days during shelf-life in normal atmosphere, simulating retail conditions. Under low disease pressure, most treatments significantly reduced fruit rot incidence during shelf-life, while, under high disease pressure, only vapors of thyme essential oil at the highest concentration tested (10% v/v in the diffusor) significantly reduced the rots...
January 5, 2018: Foods (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29302961/emission-rates-of-multiple-air-pollutants-generated-from-chinese-residential-cooking
#18
Chen Chen, Yuejing Zhao, Bin Zhao
Household air pollution generated from cooking is severe, especially for Chinese-style cooking. We measured the emission rates of multiple air pollutants including fine particles (PM2.5), ultrafine particles (UFPs), and volatile organic compounds (VOCs, including formaldehyde, benzene, and toluene) that were generated from typical Chinese cooking in a residential kitchen. The experiment was designed through five-factor and five-level orthogonal testing. The five key factors were cooking method, ingredient weight, type of meat, type of oil, and meat/vegetable ratio...
January 5, 2018: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29302915/membrane-interactions-of-ionic-liquids-and-imidazolium-salts
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REVIEW
Da Wang, Hans-Joachim Galla, Patrick Drücker
Room-temperature ionic liquids (RTILs) have attracted considerable attention in recent years due to their versatile properties such as negligible volatility, inflammability, high extractive selectivity and thermal stability. In general, RTILs are organic salts with a melting point below ~100 °C determined by the asymmetry of at least one of their ions. Due to their amphiphilic character, strong interactions with biological materials can be expected. However, rising attention has appeared towards their similarity and interaction with biomolecules...
January 4, 2018: Biophysical Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29301263/applications-and-advances-in-bioelectronic-noses-for-odour-sensing
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REVIEW
Tran Thi Dung, Yunkwang Oh, Seon-Jin Choi, Min-Kyu Oh, Moonil Kim, Il-Doo Kim
A bioelectronic nose, an intelligent chemical sensor array system coupled with bio-receptors to identify gases and vapours, resembles mammalian olfaction by which many vertebrates can sniff out volatile organic compounds (VOCs) sensitively and specifically even at very low concentrations. Olfaction is undertaken by the olfactory system, which detects odorants that are inhaled through the nose where they come into contact with the olfactory epithelium containing olfactory receptors (ORs). Because of its ability to mimic biological olfaction, a bio-inspired electronic nose has been used to detect a variety of important compounds in complex environments...
January 1, 2018: Sensors
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