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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345390/nitrogen-removal-and-nitrous-oxide-emission-from-a-step-feeding-multiple-anoxic-and-aerobic-process
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Yuepeng Sun, Huoqing Wang, Guangxue Wu, Guan Yuntao
The multiple anoxic and aerobic (AO) process is an advanced biological nitrogen removal process, and nitrous oxide (N2O) emission might affect its sustainable application. Nitrogen removal and N2O emission in a step-feeding multiple AO sequencing batch reactor (SBRS) was examined, in comparison with in a one-step feeding sequencing batch reactor (SBRO). Nitrogen removal was enhanced by 12.6% in SBRS compared to the removal percentage of 75.8% in SBRO. Activated sludge in SBRs possessed a higher N2O emission factor during nitrification, denitrification and simultaneous nitrification and denitrification (SND) than in SBRO...
March 27, 2017: Environmental Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342421/seasonal-and-soil-type-dependent-emissions-of-nitrous-oxide-from-irrigated-desert-soils-amended-with-digested-poultry-manures
#2
Roy Posmanik, Ali Nejidat, Ofer Dahan, Amit Gross
Expansion of dryland agriculture requires intensive supplement of organic fertilizers to improve the fertility of nutrient-poor desert soils. The environmental impact of organic supplements in hot desert climates is not well understood. We report on seasonal emissions of nitrous oxide (N2O) from sand and loess soils, amended with limed and non-limed anaerobic digestate of poultry manure in the Israeli Negev desert. All amended soils had substantially higher N2O emissions, particularly during winter applications, compared to unammended soils...
March 22, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340969/effect-of-different-rates-of-spent-coffee-grounds-scg-on-composting-process-gaseous-emissions-and-quality-of-end-product
#3
Cátia Santos, João Fonseca, Alfredo Aires, João Coutinho, Henrique Trindade
The use of spent coffee grounds (SCG) in composting for organic farming is a viable way of valorising these agro-industrial residues. In the present study, four treatments with different amounts of spent coffee grounds (SCG) were established, namely, C0 (Control), C10, C20 and C40, containing 0, 10, 20 and 40% of SCG (DM), respectively; and their effects on the composting process and the end-product quality characteristics were evaluated. The mixtures were completed with Acacia dealbata L. shoots and wheat straw...
January 2017: Waste Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340454/pea-cultivar-and-wheat-residues-affect-carbon-nitrogen-dynamics-in-pea-triticale-intercropping-a-microcosms-approach
#4
Antonella Scalise, Valentini A Pappa, Antonio Gelsomino, Robert M Rees
The underlying mechanisms by which legume cultivars contribute to nitrous oxide (N2O) generation are poorly understood. The aim of the present study was to explore the effects of two pea cultivars (Zero4 and Nitouche) intercropped with triticale, with or without wheat (Triticum aestivum) residues incorporation, on soil C and N dynamics, on bacterial community structure and their links with N2O emissions. Monocrops and bare soil (no plant) treatments were used as an additional control in order to account for the level of mineralisation between treatments...
March 21, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338031/preoperative-analgesia-for-children-and-adolescents-to-reduce-pain-associated-with-dental-treatment
#5
Catherine McCann
Data sourcesCochrane Oral Health Group's Trials Register, the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL), Medline, Embase, LILACS, ISI Web of Science, ClinicalTrials.gov and the WHO International Clinical Trials Registry Platform.Study selectionRandomised controlled clinical trials of analgesics given before dental treatment versus placebo or no analgesics in children and adolescents up to 17 years of age. Children and adolescents having dental treatment under sedation (including nitrous oxide/oxygen) or general anaesthesia were excluded...
March 2017: Evidence-based Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333392/the-biosynthesis-of-nitrous-oxide-in-the-green-alga-chlamydomonas-reinhardtii
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Maxence Plouviez, David Wheeler, Andy Shilton, Michael A Packer, Patricia A McLenachan, Emanuel Sanz-Luque, Francisco Ocaña-Calahorro, Emilio Fernández, Benoit Guieysse
Over the last decades, several studies have reported emissions of nitrous oxide (N2 O) from microalgae cultures and aquatic ecosystems characterized by a high level of algal activity (e.g. eutrophic lakes). As N2 O is a potent greenhouse gas (GHG) and an ozone depleting pollutant, these findings suggest that large scale microalgae cultivation (and possibly, natural eutrophic ecosystems) could have significant environmental impacts. Using the model unicellular microalga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii, this study was conducted to investigate the molecular basis of microalgal N2 O synthesis...
March 23, 2017: Plant Journal: for Cell and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333044/effects-of-c-n-ratio-on-nitrous-oxide-production-from-nitrification-in-a-laboratory-scale-biological-aerated-filter-reactor
#7
Qiang He, Yinying Zhu, Leilei Fan, Hainan Ai, Xiaoliu Huangfu, Mei Chen
Emission of nitrous oxide (N2O) during biological wastewater treatment is of growing concern. This paper reports findings of the effects of carbon/nitrogen (C/N) ratio on N2O production rates in a laboratory-scale biological aerated filter (BAF) reactor, focusing on the biofilm during nitrification. Polymerase chain reaction-denaturing gradient gel electrophoresis (PCR-DGGE) and microelectrode technology were utilized to evaluate the mechanisms associated with N2O production during wastewater treatment using BAF...
March 2017: Water Science and Technology: a Journal of the International Association on Water Pollution Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328022/modifications-to-the-azide-method-for-nitrate-isotope-analysis
#8
Ying Tu, Yunting Fang, Dongwei Liu, Yuepeng Pan
RATIONALE: The azide method for measuring the stable isotope ratios of nitrate (NO3(-) ) is easy to set up. However, the method requires spongy cadmium (Cd) or activated Cd powder which are not easy to prepare, and a toxic azide buffer is used. We aimed to use Cd powder directly to simplify preparation and to substantially reduce the azide dose. METHODS: The reaction conditions were optimized in order to maximize the NO3(-) reduction yield. The original azide buffer was diluted by 10- to 10000-fold with or without addition of sodium acetate to reduce O-exchange between nitrite (NO2(-) ) and H2 O...
May 30, 2016: Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry: RCM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326843/characteristics-of-the-new-atricure-cryoform%C3%A2-cryoablation-probe-for-the-surgical-treatment-of-cardiac-arrhythmias
#9
Thomas Schroeter, Martin Misfeld
Atrial fibrillation has a significant impact on patient mortality and morbidity. In particular, stroke is a frequent complication associated with atrial fibrillation. In recent years, various treatment options have been developed that are based on the elimination of atypical electrically active atrial areas. Areas covered:This manuscript presents a new cryoablation probe from AtriCure Inc. In addition to describing the characteristics of the probe, we also discuss atrial fibrillation and its surgical therapy options as well as the basics of cryosurgery...
March 22, 2017: Expert Review of Medical Devices
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325160/-procedural-sedation-and-analgesia-with-nitrous-oxide-for-children-in-the-emergency-department
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W P Kluijfhout, R T C Welsing
Procedural sedation and analgesia with nitrous oxide in children who are anxious or in pain is a relatively new type of sedation in emergency departments in the Netherlands. The gas is inhaled through a face mask and does not require intravenous access. Furthermore, nitrous oxide does not influence the circulatory and respiratory systems and airway reflexes remain intact, which means that the child does not need to be fasted. Children who are treated with nitrous oxide experience significantly less pain and discomfort compared to the application of conventional analgesia...
2017: Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324256/legacy-effects-of-simulated-short-term-climate-change-on-ammonia-oxidisers-denitrifiers-and-nitrous-oxide-emissions-in-an-acid-soil
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Xiaoya Xu, Xiaorui Liu, Yong Li, Yu Ran, Yapeng Liu, Qichun Zhang, Zheng Li, Yan He, Jianming Xu, Hongjie Di
Although the effect of simulated climate change on nitrous oxide (N2O) emissions and on associated microbial communities has been reported, it is not well understood if these effects are short-lived or long-lasting. Here, we conducted a field study to determine the interactive effects of simulated warmer and drier conditions on nitrifier and denitrifier communities and N2O emissions in an acidic soil and the longevity of the effects. A warmer (+2.3 °C) and drier climate (-7.4% soil moisture content) was created with greenhouses...
March 21, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323205/modelling-mixing-within-the-dead-space-of-the-lung-improves-predictions-of-functional-residual-capacity
#12
Chris D Harrison, Phi Anh Phan, Cathy Zhang, Daniel Geer, Andrew D Farmery, Stephen J Payne
Routine estimation of functional residual capacity (FRC) in ventilated patients has been a long held goal, with many methods previously proposed, but none have been used in routine clinical practice. This paper proposes three models for determining FRC using the nitrous oxide concentration from the entire expired breath in order to improve the precision of the estimate. Of the three models proposed, a dead space with two mixing compartments provided the best results, reducing the mean limits of agreement with the FRC measured by whole body plethysmography by up to 41%...
March 18, 2017: Respiratory Physiology & Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322322/global-temperature-change-potential-of-nitrogen-use-in-agriculture-a-50-year-assessment
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R K Fagodiya, H Pathak, A Kumar, A Bhatia, N Jain
Nitrogen (N) use in agriculture substantially alters global N cycle with the short- and long-term effects on global warming and climate change. It increases emission of nitrous oxide, which contributes 6.2%, while carbon dioxide and methane contribute 76% and 16%, respectively of the global warming. However, N causes cooling due to emission of NOx, which alters concentrations of tropospheric ozone and methane. NOx and NH3 also form aerosols with considerable cooling effects. We studied global temperature change potential (GTP) of N use in agriculture...
March 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322258/optimum-soil-frost-depth-to-alleviate-climate-change-effects-in-cold-region-agriculture
#14
Yosuke Yanai, Yukiyoshi Iwata, Tomoyoshi Hirota
On-farm soil frost control has been used for the management of volunteer potatoes (Solanum tuberosum L.), a serious weed problem caused by climate change, in northern Japan. Deep soil frost penetration is necessary for the effective eradication of unharvested small potato tubers; however, this process can delay soil thaw and increase soil wetting in spring, thereby delaying agricultural activity initiation and increasing nitrous oxide emissions from soil. Conversely, shallow soil frost development helps over-wintering of unharvested potato tubers and nitrate leaching from surface soil owing to the periodic infiltration of snowmelt water...
March 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319705/contributions-of-vehicular-emissions-and-secondary-formation-to-nitrous-acid-concentrations-in-ambient-urban-air-in-tokyo-in-the-winter
#15
Yoshihiro Nakashima, Yasuhiro Sadanaga, Shinji Saito, Junya Hoshi, Hiroyuki Ueno
Nitrous acid (HONO) plays an important role in the formation of OH radicals, which are involved in photochemical oxidation. HONO concentrations in ambient air at urban sites have previously been measured, but very few studies have been performed in central Tokyo. In this study, HONO concentrations in ambient air in southeast central Tokyo (near Tokyo Bay) in winter were determined by incoherent cavity enhanced absorption spectroscopy. The O3, NO, NO2, and SO2 concentrations were simultaneously determined. The NO concentrations were used to classify the parts of the study period into types I (high pollution), II (medium pollution), and III (low pollution)...
March 15, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318987/a-clinical-evaluation-of-the-pharmacokinetics-and-pharmacodynamics-of-intravenous-alfaxalone-in-cyclodextrin-in-male-and-female-rats-following-a-loading-dose-and-constant-rate-infusion
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Kate L White, Stuart Paine, John Harris
OBJECTIVE: To characterise, as a clinical study, the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics and describe the hypnotic effect of the neurosteroid alfaxalone (3α-hydroxy-5 α-pregnane-11, 20-dione) formulated with 2-hydroxypropyl-β-cyclodextrin in male and female rats. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective, experimental laboratory study. ANIMALS: A total of 12 (six male and six female) adult, aged-matched Sprague Dawley rats. METHODS: Surgery and instrumentation was performed under isoflurane anaesthesia in an oxygen/nitrous oxide mixture (1:2) and local anaesthetic infiltration...
February 1, 2017: Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318241/mitigating-greenhouse-gas-and-ammonia-emissions-from-swine-manure-management-a-system-analysis
#17
Yue Wang, Hongmin Dong, Zhiping Zhu, Pierre J Gerber, Hongwei Xin, Pete Smith, Carolyn Opio, Henning Steinfeld, Dave Chadwick
Gaseous emissions from animal manure are considerable contributor to global ammonia (NH3) and agriculture greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Given the demand to promote mitigation of GHGs while fostering sustainable development of the Paris Agreement, an improvement of management systems is urgently needed to help mitigate climate change and to improve atmospheric air quality. This study presents a meta-analysis and an integrated assessment of gaseous emissions and mitigation potentials for NH3, methane (CH4) and nitrous oxide (N2O) (direct and indirect) losses from four typical swine manure management systems (MMSs)...
March 20, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298780/effects-of-inhaled-nitrous-oxide-on-the-induction-dose-and-time-requirements-of-propofol-a-prospective-randomized-double-blind-study
#18
Kavita Jain, Surendra Kumar Sethi, Mamta Damor, Neena Jain
CONTEXT: Propofol is a commonly used induction agent during general anesthesia. As a sole agent, it does not provide any strong analgesic effect. The nitrous oxide (N2O) used along with propofol for induction of anesthesia augments the induction characteristics and reduces the dose of propofol. AIMS: To study the effects of inhaled N2O on the induction dose and time of propofol during general anesthesia and also its hemodynamic response and adverse effects. SETTINGS AND DESIGN: The present research is a prospective, randomized, double-blind comparative study...
January 2017: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294199/management-of-an-immature-partially-necrotic-permanent-molar-by-pulp-revascularization-%C3%A2-two-year-follow-up
#19
Julian Schmoeckel, Mhd Said Mourad, Christian H Splieth, Ruth M Santamaria
Root canal treatment of immature teeth is considered a great challenge for both the dentist and the patient. The thinness of the root canals walls and the lack of an apical barrier leads to unpredictable treatment results. Revascularization is a novel promising treatment option in the field of regenerative endodontics for management of immature necrotic permanent teeth. This case presents a successful treatment of an 8-year-old patient with a partially necrotic, immature permanent mandibular right first molar pulp by revascularization...
March 14, 2017: Quintessence International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291664/acute-st-elevation-myocardial-infarction-a-unique-complication-of-recreational-nitrous-oxide-use
#20
Praveen Indraratna, Chris Alexopoulos, David Celermajer, Kevin Alford
A 28-year-old male was admitted to hospital with an acute ST-elevation myocardial infarction. This was in the context of recreational abuse of nitrous oxide. The prevalence of nitrous oxide use in Australia has not been formally quantified, however it is the second most commonly used recreational drug in the United Kingdom. Nitrous oxide has previously been shown to increase serum homocysteine levels. This patient was discovered to have an elevated homocysteine level at baseline, which was further increased after nitrous oxide consumption...
March 6, 2017: Heart, Lung & Circulation
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