WorldWideScience

Sample records for sodium bicarbonate solution

  1. Solubility of ammonium metavanadate in ammonium carbonate and sodium bicarbonate solutions at 25 deg C

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    Solubility at 25 deg C has been studied in the system ammonium metavanadate - sodium bicarbonate - water which is a stable section of the corresponding quaternary mutual system. In the eutonic point the content of ammonium metavanadate is 4.95% and of sodium bicarbonate 12.1%. The crystallization branch of ammonium metavanadate has been studied in the system ammonium metavanadate - ammonium carbonate - water at 25 deg C. Metavanadate solubility attains minimum (0.14%) at ammonium carbonate concentration 2.6%. Three sections have been studied of the quaternary system ammonium - metavanadate - ammonium carbonate - sodium bicarbonate-water at 25 deg C in the crystallization region of ammonium metavanadate at a ratio of sodium bicarbonate to ammonium carbonate 3:1, 1:1, and 1:3. A region of minimum solubility of ammonium metavanadate has been detected (0.1%)

  2. Sodium-Coupled Bicarbonate Transporters

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Boron WF

    2001-07-01

    Full Text Available Together, the Na(+-coupled HCO(3(- transporters and the AE family of anion exchangers (i.e., Cl-HCO3 exchangers comprise the bicarbonate transporter (BT superfamily. Virtually all BTs are important for the regulation of intracellular pH (pH(i in cells throughout the body. Specific BTs also play roles in cell-volume regulation, as well as for the transport of salt and/or acid-base equivalents across many epithelia. Electrogenic Na/HCO3 cotransporters (NBCe's play key roles in HCO(3(- reabsorption by the renal proximal tubule, and HCO(3(- secretion by the pancreatic duct. Electroneutral NBC's (NBCn's regulate pH(i in vascular smooth muscle and are present in/near axons in the brain. Finally, the Na(+-driven Cl-HCO3 exchanger (NDCBE's appear to be the major pH(i regulators in CNS neurons. A characteristic of most, but not all, BT's is that they are inhibited rather effectively by 4,4'-diisothiocyanostilbene-4,4'-disulfonate (DIDS.

  3. Effect of sodium bicarbonate on Candida albicans adherence to thermally activated acrylic resin

    Scientific Electronic Library Online (English)

    Fernando Augusto Cervantes Garcia de, Sousa; Thaís Cachuté, Paradella; Cristiane Yumi, Koga-Ito; Antonio Olavo Cardoso, Jorge.

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of 5% sodium bicarbonate on the adherence of Candida albicans to thermally activated acrylic resin. Fifty 4 mm² specimens of acrylic resin were obtained using a metallic matrix. The specimens received chemical polishing, were sterilized and then i [...] mmersed in Sabouraud broth, inoculated with Candida albicans standardized suspension. After 24 hours of incubation at 37ºC, the specimens were divided into four groups according to the substance used for disinfection (5% sodium bicarbonate, 0.12% digluconate chlorhexidine, vinegar and Corega Tabs). A control group was included, in which distilled water was used. The adhered microorganisms were dispersed, diluted and plated onto culture media to determine the number of colony-forming units (cfu/mL). The results were analyzed through the Mann-Whitney statistical test at the 5% level of significance. Only 0.12% digluconate chlorhexidine and 5% sodium bicarbonate presented a statistically significant difference (p = 0.0010 and p = 0.0156, respectively) compared to the control group, decreasing the number of cfu/mL. However, when the different disinfecting solutions were compared with each other, only 0.12% digluconate chlorhexidine presented a statistically significant difference in the reduction of cfu/mL. It was concluded that although 0.12% digluconate chlorhexidine was more effective in the reduction of Candida albicans adherence values to thermally activated acrylic resin, 5% sodium bicarbonate also proved to be a viable alternative.

  4. Effect of sodium bicarbonate on Candida albicans adherence to thermally activated acrylic resin

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Fernando Augusto Cervantes Garcia de Sousa

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of 5% sodium bicarbonate on the adherence of Candida albicans to thermally activated acrylic resin. Fifty 4 mm² specimens of acrylic resin were obtained using a metallic matrix. The specimens received chemical polishing, were sterilized and then immersed in Sabouraud broth, inoculated with Candida albicans standardized suspension. After 24 hours of incubation at 37ºC, the specimens were divided into four groups according to the substance used for disinfection (5% sodium bicarbonate, 0.12% digluconate chlorhexidine, vinegar and Corega Tabs. A control group was included, in which distilled water was used. The adhered microorganisms were dispersed, diluted and plated onto culture media to determine the number of colony-forming units (cfu/mL. The results were analyzed through the Mann-Whitney statistical test at the 5% level of significance. Only 0.12% digluconate chlorhexidine and 5% sodium bicarbonate presented a statistically significant difference (p = 0.0010 and p = 0.0156, respectively compared to the control group, decreasing the number of cfu/mL. However, when the different disinfecting solutions were compared with each other, only 0.12% digluconate chlorhexidine presented a statistically significant difference in the reduction of cfu/mL. It was concluded that although 0.12% digluconate chlorhexidine was more effective in the reduction of Candida albicans adherence values to thermally activated acrylic resin, 5% sodium bicarbonate also proved to be a viable alternative.

  5. Influence of bicarbonate ions on the deterioration of mortar bars in sulfate solutions

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    This work investigates the influence of bicarbonate ions on the deterioration of cementitious material exposed to sulfate ions. Mortars based on a CEM I and on a CEM III/B cement were investigated. Experimental investigations were compared to thermodynamic modeling and phase characterization to understand the differences in deterioration. The presence of bicarbonate ions significantly reduced the expansion of the CEM I mortars. Thermodynamic modeling showed that at high concentrations of bicarbonate ettringite and gypsum become unstable. Microstructural characterization combined with information from thermodynamic modeling suggests that conditions of high supersaturation with respect to ettringite are unlikely in the samples exposed in solutions containing bicarbonate. Consequently, expansive forces are not generated by the crystallization pressure of ettringite. There was little expansion of the CEM III/B sample even in the sodium sulfate solution. In the bicarbonate solution this mortar showed a highly leached zone at the surface in which calcite was observed.

  6. Prevention of contrast induced nephropathy with sodium bicarbonate (the PROMEC study

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    John Fredy Nieto-Ríos

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available Introduction: Contrast-induced nephropathy is a common complication of radiographic procedures. Different measures have been used to avoid this damage, but the evidence is controversial. New investigations are required to clarify it. We investigated the efficacy and safety of sodium bicarbonate solution compared with sodium chloride solution to prevent contrast induced nephropathy in patients with or at risk of renal dysfunction. Methods: A prospective, single-center, randomized clinical trial conducted from May 1, 2007 to February 8, 2008. Inpatients in a tertiary center, scheduled to undergo a procedure with the nonionic radiographic contrast agent iohexol. There were 220 patients with serum creatinine levels of at least 1.2 mg/dL (106.1 µmol/L and/or type 2 diabetics, who were randomized to receive an infusion of sodium chloride (n = 113 or sodium bicarbonate (n = 107 before and after contrast dye administration. The intervention were "A" group received 1 ml/kg/hour of normal saline solution, starting 12 hours before and continuing 12 hours after iohexol contrast. "B" group received 3 ml/kg of sodium bicarbonate solution (150 mEq/L one hour prior to procedure and then drip rate was decreased to 1 ml/kg/hour until 6 hours post procedure. Our main outcome measure was change in serum creatinine. Results: The mean creatinine value after the procedure was 1.26 mg/dL in the saline group and 1.22 mg/dL in the bicarbonate group (mean difference: 0.036; CI 95%: -0.16 to 0.23, p = 0.865. The diagnosis of contrast-induced nephropathy, defined by increase in serum creatinine on 25% or more within 2 days after administration of radiographic contrast, was done in twelve patients (12% in the bicarbonate group and eighth patients (7.1% in the saline group (RR: 1.68, CI 95%: 0.72 to 3.94. Conclusion: Our investigation showed that there were no differences between normal saline solution (extended infusion vs. bicarbonate solution for nephroprotection.

  7. EFFECTS OF SODIUM BICARBONATE INGESTION ON SWIM PERFORMANCE IN YOUTH ATHLETES

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Jozef Langfort

    2009-03-01

    Full Text Available The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of oral administration of sodium bicarbonate (300 mg·kg-1 b.w. on swim performance in competitive, (training experience of 6.6 ± 0.6 years youth, (15.1 ± 0.6 years male swimmers. The subjects completed a test trial, in a double blind fashion, on separate days, consisting of 4 x 50m front crawl swims with a 1st minute passive rest interval twice, on two occasions: after ingestion of bicarbonate or placebo, 72 hours apart, at the same time of the day. Blood samples were drawn from the finger tip three times during each trial; upon arrival to the laboratory, 60 min after ingestion of placebo or the sodium bicarbonate solution and after the 4 x 50m test, during the 1st min of recovery. Plasma lactate concentration, blood pH, standard bicarbonate and base excess were evaluated. The total time of the 4 x 50 m test trial improved from 1.54.28 to 1.52.85s, while statistically significant changes in swimming speed were recorded only during the first 50m sprint (1.92 vs. 1.97 m·s-1, p < 0.05. Resting blood concentration of HCO-3 increased following the ingestion of sodium bicarbonate from 25.13 to 28.49 mM (p < 0.05. Sodium bicarbonate intake had a statistically significant effect on resting blood pH (7.33 vs. 7.41, p < .05 as well as on post exercise plasma lactate concentration (11.27 vs. 13.06 mM, p < 0.05. Collectively, these data demonstrate that the ingestion of sodium bicarbonate in youth athletes is an effective buffer during high intensity interval swimming and suggest that such a procedure can be used in youth athletes to increase training intensity as well as swimming performance in competition at distances from 50 to 200 m

  8. Transformation of Sodium Bicarbonate and CO2 into Sodium Formate over NiPd Nanoparticle Catalyst

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    NingYan

    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available The present research systematically investigated, for the first time, the transformation of sodium bicarbonate and CO2 into sodium formate over a series of Ni based metal nanoparticles (NPs. Ni NPs and eight NiM (M stands for a second metal NPs were prepared by a facile wet chemical process and then their catalytic performance were evaluated in sodium bicarbonate hydrogenation. Bimetallic NiPd NPs with a composition of 7:3 were found to be superior for this reaction, which are more active than both pure Ni and Pd NPs. Hot filtration experiment suggested the NPs to be the truly catalytic active species and kinetic analysis indicated the reaction mechanism to be different than most homogeneous catalysts. The enhanced activity of the bimetallic nanoparticles may be attributed to their smaller size and improved stability.

  9. Anodic deposition of Np(7) compounds from bicarbonate solutions

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    Presented are several results of electrochemical oxidation of Np(6) up to Np(7) in pure carbonate solutions. It is shown that Np can be oxidated electrochemically up to Np(7) on platinum anode at current density of 1.5-20 ma/cm2 and at room temperature. Np(7) solutions in bicarbonate solutions of alkali metal with excessive concentration of bicarbonate in solution have been used as electrolyte. At anode potentials higher than 1.3 V an intensive oxidation of Np(6) up to Np(7) takes place, Np(7), producing, being separated from the solution in the form of hard soluble compound with cation of alkali metal. Anodic oxidation of neptunium up to seven-valent state in bicarbonate solutions can be a convinient way of electrosynthesis of Np(7) solid compounds

  10. Studies on the kinetics of UO2 dissolution in carbonate-bicarbonate medium using sodium hypochlorite as oxidant

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    The dissolution of UO2 in carbonate-bicarbonate solutions containing sodium hypochlorite as an oxidant has been investigated. The effect of temperature, sodium hypochlorite concentration and stirring speed was examined. In the temperature range of 303 to 318 K, the leaching reaction displayed linear kinetics. Apparent activation energy obtained from the differential approach was found to be 57 kJ mol-1. This relatively high activation energy value indicates a chemically controlled behavior of UO2 dissolution. The order of reaction with respect to sodium hypochlorite concentration was found to be unity. (author). 18 refs., 6 figs

  11. Metabolic attributes, yield and stability of milk in Jersey cows fed diets containing sodium citrate and sodium bicarbonate

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Marcelo Tempel Stumpf

    2013-05-01

    Full Text Available The objective of this work was to evaluate the inclusion of sodium citrate and sodium bicarbonate in the diet of lactating Jersey cows, and its effects on the metabolic attributes, productivity and stability of milk. We evaluated urinary pH, levels of glucose and urea in blood, body weight, body condition score, milk yield, milk stability (ethanol test, and milk physicochemical properties of 17 cows fed diets containing sodium citrate (100 g per cow per day, sodium bicarbonate (40 g per cow per day or no additives. Assessments were made at the 28th and 44th days. Supply of sodium citrate or bicarbonate has no influence on the metabolic attributes, productivity, body weight, and body condition score of the cows, neither on the composition and stability of milk.

  12. Effect of carbohydrate or sodium bicarbonate ingestion on performance during a validated basketball simulation test.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Afman, Gregg; Garside, Richard M; Dinan, Neal; Gant, Nicholas; Betts, James A; Williams, Clyde

    2014-12-01

    Current recommendations for nutritional interventions in basketball are largely extrapolated from laboratory-based studies that are not sport-specific. We therefore adapted and validated a basketball simulation test relative to competitive basketball games using well-trained basketball players (n = 10), then employed this test to evaluate the effects of two common preexercise nutritional interventions on basketball-specific physical and skilled performance. Specifically, in a randomized and counterbalanced order, participants ingested solutions providing either 75 g carbohydrate (sucrose) 45 min before exercise (Study A; n = 10) or 2 × 0.2 g · kg(-1) sodium bicarbonate (NaHCO3) 90 and 20 min before exercise (Study B; n = 7), each relative to appropriate placebos (H2O and 2 × 0.14 g · kg(-1) NaCl, respectively). Heart rate, sweat rate, pedometer count, and perceived exertion did not systematically differ between the 60-min basketball simulation test and competitive basketball, with a strong positive correlation in heart rate response (r = .9, p reflection of physiological demands in competitive basketball and is sufficiently sensitive to detect meaningful changes in physical and skilled performance. While there are benefits of preexercise carbohydrate or sodium bicarbonate ingestion, these should be balanced against potential negative side effects. PMID:24901305

  13. A study of the catalytic role of a gold electrode in the electrochemical activation of four macrolide antibiotics in sodium bicarbonate solution

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Milka L. Avramov Ivi?

    2010-07-01

    Full Text Available Using the cyclic voltammetry, it has been shown that hydrogen evolution at a gold electrode is necessary in the electrochemical activation of azithromycin dihydrate and erythromycin A. After four hours of the potential holding at –1.2 V vs. SCE, the pH of the electrolyte has been changed from 8.40 to 8.96; from 8.40 to 8.77 in the presence of erythromycin A, and from 8.40 to 9.18 in the presence of azithromycin, indicating the reaction of the hydrogen species with antibiotics. This effect has been confirmed by using the phenolphthalein indicator and by analysing colours of the solutions by UV-Vis, as well as by FTIR spectroscopy. Under the identical experimental conditions at the gold electrode, in contrast to azithromycin dihydrate and erythromycin A, roxithromycin and midecamycin electroactivity promotion has been obtained during the first forward sweep starting from the area of a double layer region.

  14. Efficacy of sodium bicarbonate as anaesthetic for yellow seahorse, Hippocampus kuda (Bleeker, 1852)

    Digital Repository Service at National Institute of Oceanography (India)

    Pawar, H.B.; Ingole, B.S.; Sreepada, R.A.

    In the present investigation anesthetic efficacy of sodium bicarbonate on yellow seahorse Hippocampus kuda was studied. Captive bred two years old (163.2±10.2 mm height and 12.22±1.94 g weight) yellow seahorses were exposed to 0.5, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6...

  15. Sodium bicarbonate-based hydration prevents contrast-induced nephropathy: a meta-analysis

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Tamhane Umesh

    2009-05-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Contrast-induced nephropathy is the leading cause of in-hospital acute renal failure. This side effect of contrast agents leads to increased morbidity, mortality, and health costs. Ensuring adequate hydration prior to contrast exposure is highly effective at preventing this complication, although the optimal hydration strategy to prevent contrast-induced nephropathy still remains an unresolved issue. Former meta-analyses and several recent studies have shown conflicting results regarding the protective effect of sodium bicarbonate. The objective of this study was to assess the effectiveness of normal saline versus sodium bicarbonate for prevention of contrast-induced nephropathy. Methods The study searched MEDLINE, EMBASE, Cochrane databases, International Pharmaceutical Abstracts database, ISI Web of Science (until 15 December 2008, and conference proceedings for randomized controlled trials that compared normal saline with sodium bicarbonate-based hydration regimen regarding contrast-induced nephropathy. Random-effects models were used to calculate summary odds ratios. Results A total of 17 trials including 2,633 subjects were pooled. Pre-procedural hydration with sodium bicarbonate was associated with a significant decrease in the rate of contrast-induced nephropathy (odds ratios 0.52; 95% confidence interval 0.34–0.80, P = 0.003. Number needed to treat to prevent one case of contrast-induced nephropathy was 16 (95% confidence interval 10–34. No significant differences in the rates of post-procedure hemodialysis (P = 0.20 or death (P = 0.53 was observed. Conclusion Sodium bicarbonate-based hydration was found to be superior to normal saline in prevention of contrast-induced nephropathy in this updated meta-analysis.

  16. CRACK2 - Modelling calcium carbonate deposition from bicarbonate solution in cracks in concrete

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    Brodersen, K

    2003-03-01

    The numerical CRACK2 model simulates precipitation of calcite from calcium bicarbonate solution (e.g. groundwater) passing through cracks in concrete or other cementitious materials. A summary of experimental work is followed by a detailed description of the model. Hydroxyl ions are transported by diffusion in pore systems in columns of cementitious materials. The hydroxyl is precipitating calcite from a flow of bicarbonate solution in a crack connecting the ends of a row of such columns. The cementitious material is simulated as calcium hydroxide mixed with inert material but with sodium hydroxide dissolved in the pore solution. Diffusive migration of cesium as radioactive isotope is also considered. Electrical interaction of the migrating ions is taken into account. Example calculations demonstrate effects of parameter variations on distribution of precipitated calcite in the crack and on the composition of the outflowing solution, which can be compared directly with experimental results. Leaching behavior of sodium can be used to tune the model to experimental observations. The calcite is mostly precipitated on top of the original crack surface and may under certain circumstances fill the crack. The produced thin layers of low porosity calcite act as a diffusion barrier limiting contact between cement and solution. Pore closure mechanisms in such layers are discussed. Implications for safety assessment of radioactive waste disposal are shortly mentioned. The model is also relevant for conventional uses of concrete. (au)

  17. CRACK2 - Modelling calcium carbonate deposition from bicarbonate solution in cracks in concrete

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    The numerical CRACK2 model simulates precipitation of calcite from calcium bicarbonate solution (e.g. groundwater) passing through cracks in concrete or other cementitious materials. A summary of experimental work is followed by a detailed description of the model. Hydroxyl ions are transported by diffusion in pore systems in columns of cementitious materials. The hydroxyl is precipitating calcite from a flow of bicarbonate solution in a crack connecting the ends of a row of such columns. The cementitious material is simulated as calcium hydroxide mixed with inert material but with sodium hydroxide dissolved in the pore solution. Diffusive migration of cesium as radioactive isotope is also considered. Electrical interaction of the migrating ions is taken into account. Example calculations demonstrate effects of parameter variations on distribution of precipitated calcite in the crack and on the composition of the outflowing solution, which can be compared directly with experimental results. Leaching behavior of sodium can be used to tune the model to experimental observations. The calcite is mostly precipitated on top of the original crack surface and may under certain circumstances fill the crack. The produced thin layers of low porosity calcite act as a diffusion barrier limiting contact between cement and solution. Pore closure mechanisms in such layers are discussed. Implications for safety assessment of radioactive waste disposal are shortly mentioned. The model is also relevant for conventional uses of concrete. (au)

  18. Effect of sodium bicarbonate addition to alfalfa hay-based diets on digestibility of dietary fractions and rumen characteristics.

    Science.gov (United States)

    DePeters, E J; Fredeen, A H; Bath, D L; Smith, N E

    1984-10-01

    Three trials were to evaluate effects of sodium bicarbonate in alfalfa hay-based diets. In Experiment 1, four Jersey cows were fed diets of 40:60 chopped alfalfa hay:grain with either 0, .25, .5, and .75% sodium bicarbonate in a 4 X 4 Latin square digestion trial. Dry matter and fiber digestion were unaffected. Volatile fatty acids of ruminal fluid and milk fatty acids were not different. In Experiment 2, two rumen fistulated cattle were fed diets of Experiment 1 for changes of ruminal fluid characteristics at -1, 2, 4, and 8 h postfeeding. Volatile fatty acids of ruminal fluid and hydrogen ion concentration were not different across time with sodium bicarbonate. In Experiment 3, four Holstein cows with rumen cannulae were fed diets of 30:70 chopped alfalfa hay:grain with 0, .4, .8, and 1.2% sodium bicarbonate in a 4 X 4 Latin square. Dry matter and fiber digestion were unaffected. Ruminal fluid samples were collected at -1, 3, 6, and 9 h postfeeding. Volatile fatty acids were different only at 6 h with 0 and 1.2% sodium bicarbonate diets displaying lower concentrations. Rate of increase of hydrogen ion concentration was greater for diets containing 0 and .4% compared with .8 and 1.2% sodium bicarbonate between -1 and 6 h. Milk fatty acid composition, ruminal liquid dilution rate, and dry matter disappearance from nylon bags suspended in the rumen were not affected by sodium bicarbonate. PMID:6094626

  19. Influence of mixing and solid concentration on sodium bicarbonate secondary nucleation rate in stirred tank

    OpenAIRE

    Wylock, Christophe; Gutierrez Moran, Vanessa; Debaste, Frédéric; Cartage, Thierry; Delplancke, Marie-Paule; Haut, Benoît

    2010-01-01

    This work aims to investigate the influence of the solid concentration in suspension on the contact secondary nucleation rate of sodium bicarbonate crystallization in a stirred tank crystallizer and to show the necessity of a local description of the mixing for a nucleation rate influence study. Experiments and computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulations are realized. Crystallization kinetic parameters are extracted from experimental data using a mass distribution fitting approach. CFD and...

  20. Effect of sodium bicarbonate supplementation on feed intake, digestibility, digesta kinetics, nitrogen balance and ruminal fermentation in young fattening lambs

    OpenAIRE

    Bodas, Raúl; Frutos, Pilar; Giráldez, Francisco Javier; Hervás, Gonzalo; López, Secundino

    2009-01-01

    [EN] Twenty-two Merino lambs (average weight=15.3 kg) were used to study the effects of inclusion of sodium bicarbonate in the concentrate on feed intake, digestibility, rate of passage, nitrogen balance and ruminal fermentation in vivo and in vitro. Lambs were allocated to two experimental groups receiving concentrate and 20 g kg-1 sodium bicarbonate (group Bic) or concentrate alone (group Control). Both groups received barley straw ad libitum. Faeces and urine were collected for...

  1. Ergogenic effects of caffeine and sodium bicarbonate supplementation on intermittent exercise performance preceded by intense arm cranking exercise

    DEFF Research Database (Denmark)

    Marriott, Matthaus; Krustrup, Peter; Mohr, Magni

    2015-01-01

    BACKGROUND: Caffeine and sodium bicarbonate ingestion have been suggested to improve high-intensity intermittent exercise, but it is unclear if these ergogenic substances affect performance under provoked metabolic acidification. To study the effects of caffeine and sodium bicarbonate on intense intermittent exercise performance and metabolic markers under exercise-induced acidification, intense arm-cranking exercise was performed prior to intense intermittent running after intake of placebo, ca...

  2. CRACK2. Modelling calcium carbonate deposition from bicarbonate solutions in cracks in concrete

    DEFF Research Database (Denmark)

    Brodersen, Knud Erik

    2003-01-01

    The numerical CRACK2 model simulates precipitation of calcite from calcium bicarbonate solution (e.g. groundwater) passing through cracks in concrete or other cementitious materials. A summary of experimental work is followed by a detailed description ofthe model. Hydroxyl ions are transported by diffusion in pore systems in columns of cementitious materials. The hydroxyl is precipitating calcite from a flow of bicarbonate solution in a crack connecting the ends of a row of such columns. Thecementitious material is simulated as calcium hydroxide mixed with inert material but with sodium hydroxide dissolved in the pore solution. Diffusive migration of cesium as radioactive isotope is also considered. Electrical interaction of the migratingions is taken into account. Example calculations demonstrate effects of parameter variations on distribution of precipitated calcite in the crack and on the composition of the outflowing solution, which can be compared directly with experimental results.Leaching behavior ofsodium can be used to tune the model to experimental observations. The calcite is mostly precipitated on top of the original crack surface and may under certain circumstances fill the crack. The produced thin layers of low porositycalcite act as a diffusion barrier limiting contact between cement and solution. Pore closure mechanisms in such layers are discussed. Implications for safety assessment of radioactive waste disposal are shortly mentioned. The model is also relevant forconventional uses of concrete.

  3. Sodium bicarbonate intake improves high-intensity intermittent exercise performance in trained young men

    DEFF Research Database (Denmark)

    Krustrup, Peter; Ermidis, Georgios

    2015-01-01

    Background Sodium bicarbonate intake has been shown to improve exercise tolerance, but the effects on high-intensity intermittent exercise are less clear. Thus, the aim of the present study was to determine the effect of sodium bicarbonate intake on Yo-Yo intermittent recovery level 2 test performance in trained young men. Method Thirteen men aged 23?±?1 year (height: 180?±?2 cm, weight: 78?±?3 kg; VO2max: 61.3?±?3.3 mlO2?·?kg?1?·?min?1; means?±?SEM) performed the Yo-Yo intermittent recovery level 2 test (Yo-Yo IR2) on two separate occasions in randomized order with (SBC) and without (CON) prior intake of sodium bicarbonate (0.4 g?·?kg?1 body weight). Heart rate and rating of perceived exertion (RPE) were measured during the test and venous blood samples were taken frequently. Results Yo-Yo IR2 performance was 14 % higher (P?=?0.04) in SBC than in CON (735?±?61 vs 646?±?46 m, respectively). Blood pH and bicarbonate were similar between trials at baseline, but higher (P?=?0.003) immediately prior to the Yo-Yo IR2 test in SBC than in CON (7.44?±?0.01 vs 7.32?±?0.01 and 33.7?±?3.2 vs 27.3?±?0.6 mmol?·?l?1, respectively). Blood lactate was 0.9?±?0.1 and 0.8?±?0.1 mmol?·?l?1 at baseline and increased to 11.3?±?1.4 and 9.4?±?0.8 mmol?·?l?1 at exhaustion in SBC and CON, respectively, being higher (P?=?0.03) in SBC. Additionally, peak blood lactate was higher (P?=?0.02) in SBC than in CON (11.7?±?1.2 vs 10.2?±?0.7 mmol?·?l?1). Blood glucose, plasma K+ and Na+ were not different between trials. Peak heart rate reached at exhaustion was 197?±?3 and 195?±?3 bpm in SBC and CON, respectively, with no difference between conditions. RPE was 7 % lower (P?=?0.003) in SBC than in CON after 440 m, but similar at exhaustion (19.3?±?0.2 and 19.5?±?0.2). Conclusion In conclusion, high-intensity intermittent exercise performance is improved by prior intake of sodium bicarbonate in trained young men, with concomitant elevations in blood alkalosis and peak blood lactate levels, as well as lowered rating of perceived exertion.

  4. Sodium bicarbonate injection: a small-plant SO sub 2 /NO sub x option

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    Darmstaedter, E. (NaTec Resources Inc. (USA). Environmental Systems Division)

    1990-12-01

    The sodium bicarbonate injection process provides a cost effective alternative to flue gas desulfurization for smaller power plants. EPRI and NaTec Resources have been conducting demonstrations on coal-fired utility boilers. 90% SO{sub 2} reduction was achieved in EPRI's High-Sulfur Test Centre 4 MW pilot HYPAS installation near Barker, NY. During 1990 Public Service Company of Colorado and NaTec completed a two-phase commercial demonstration for continuous SO{sub 2}/NO{sub x} control on Cherokee Unit 1 to determine levels of urea and injection locations for urea and sodium bicarbonate to minimise NO{sub 2} and NH{sub 3} emissions while maintaining a high level of SO{sub 2} reduction. Methods for sodium sulphate by-product recovery/sale are described - these are higher value than those from the limestone process. Costs for the whole process, driven by sorbent costs, work out typically for a dry sorbent injection/HYPAS system at $610/ton SO{sub 2} removed. 11 refs., 5 figs., 1 tab.

  5. Additive effects of beta-alanine and sodium bicarbonate on upper-body intermittent performance

    OpenAIRE

    Tobias, Gabriel; Benatti, Fabiana Braga; de Salles Painelli, Vitor; Roschel, Hamilton; Gualano, Bruno; Sale, Craig; Harris, Roger C.; Lancha, Antonio Herbert; Artioli, Guilherme Gianinni

    2013-01-01

    We examined the isolated and combined effects of beta-alanine (BA) and sodium bicarbonate (SB) on high-intensity intermittent upper-body performance in judo and jiu-jitsu competitors. 37 athletes were assigned to one of four groups: (1) placebo (PL)+PL; (2) BA+PL; (3) PL+SB or (4) BA+SB. BA or dextrose (placebo) (6.4 g day?1) was ingested for 4 weeks and 500 mg kg?1 BM of SB or calcium carbonate (placebo) was ingested for 7 days during the 4th week. Before and after 4 weeks of supplementation...

  6. Degradation of hydroxyapatite in vivo and in vitro requires osteoclastic sodium-bicarbonate co-transporter NBCn1

    DEFF Research Database (Denmark)

    Riihonen, Riikka; Nielsen, Søren; Väänänen, H Kalervo; Laitala-Leinonen, Tiina; Kwon, Tae-Hwan

    2010-01-01

    Dissolution of the inorganic bone matrix releases not only calcium and phosphate ions, but also bicarbonate. Electroneutral sodium-bicarbonate co-transporter (NBCn1) is expressed in inactive osteoclasts, but its physiological role in bone resorption has remained unknown. We show here that NBCn1, encoded by the SLC4A7 gene, is directly involved in bone resorption. NBCn1 protein was specifically found at the bone-facing ruffled border areas, and metabolic acidosis increased NBCn1 expression in rat...

  7. Radiolysis of aqueous solutions of ammonium bicarbonate over a large dose range

    DEFF Research Database (Denmark)

    Draganic, Z.D.; Negrón-Mendoza, A.

    1991-01-01

    Oxygen-free aqueous solutions of 0.05 mol dm-3 ammonium and sodium bicarbonate were studied after receiving various doses of Co-60 gammas (0.01-400 kGy) or 0.5-20 Gy pulses of 10 Mev electrons. Formate and oxalate were found to be the main radiolytic products, in addition to trace amounts of formaldehyde and an unidentified polymer. A large initial yield of formate in the gamma-radiolysis, G(HCOO-) = 2.2, is due to the reaction COO- + HCO3- reversible HCOO- + CO3-. The efficiency of organic synthesis within the large dose range studied is low and is explained by efficient pathways leading to the reformation of bicarbonate, where the reaction COO- + CO3- is particularly significant. Computer fitting of the data obtained gives k(COO- + HCO3-) = (2 +/- 0.4) x 10(3) dm3 mol-1 s-1, k(COO- + CO3-) = (5 +/- 1) x 10(7) dm3 mol-1 s-1, k(NH2 + HCO3-) < 10(4) dm3 mol-1 s-1, and k(NH2 + CO3-) = (1.5 +/- 0.5) x 10(9) dm3 mol-1 s-1.

  8. Effect of Beta alanine and sodium bicarbonate supplementation on repeated-sprint performance.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Ducker, Kagan J; Dawson, Brian; Wallman, Karen E

    2013-12-01

    This study aimed to investigate if combining beta alanine (BA) and sodium bicarbonate (NaHCO3) supplementation could lead to enhanced repeated-sprint performance in team-sport athletes, beyond what is possible with either supplement alone. Participants (n = 24) completed duplicate trials of a repeated-sprint test (3 sets; 6 × 20 m departing every 25 seconds, 4 minutes active recovery between sets) and were then allocated into 4 groups as follows: BA only (n = 6; 28 days BA, acute sodium chloride placebo); NaHCO3 only (n = 6; 28 days glucose placebo, acute NaHCO3); BA/NaHCO3 (n = 6; 28 days BA, acute NaHCO3); placebo only (n = 6; 28 days glucose placebo, acute sodium chloride placebo), then completed duplicate trials postsupplementation. Sodium bicarbonate alone resulted in moderate effect size (d = 0.40-0.71) and "likely" and "very likely" benefit for overall total sprint times (TST) and for each individual set and for first sprint (sets 2 and 3) and best sprint time (sets 2 and 3). Combining BA and NaHCO3 resulted in "possible" to "likely" benefits for overall TST and for sets 2 and 3. First sprint (set 3) and best sprint time (sets 2 and 3) also showed "likely" benefit after this trial. The BA and placebo groups showed no differences in performance after supplementation. In conclusion, these results indicate that supplementation with acute NaHCO3 improved repeated-sprint performance more than either a combination of NaHCO3 and BA or BA alone. PMID:23524361

  9. CRACK2. Modelling calcium carbonate deposition from bicarbonate solutions in cracks in concrete

    DEFF Research Database (Denmark)

    Brodersen, Knud Erik

    2003-01-01

    The numerical CRACK2 model simulates precipitation of calcite from calcium bicarbonate solution (e.g. groundwater) passing through cracks in concrete or other cementitious materials. A summary of experimental work is followed by a detailed description ofthe model. Hydroxyl ions are transported by diffusion in pore systems in columns of cementitious materials. The hydroxyl is precipitating calcite from a flow of bicarbonate solution in a crack connecting the ends of a row of such columns. Theceme...

  10. Effects of sodium bicarbonate and 1,25-dihydroxy-cholecalciferol on calcium and phosphorus balances in the rat

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    Goulding, A.; McIntosh, J.; Campbell, D.

    1984-04-01

    Metabolic balance studies were undertaken to determine whether sodium bicarbonate (NaHCO/sub 3/) supplements (4.5 mmol/day) altered 7-day cumulative calcium (Ca) phosphorus (P) balances in growing rats consuming either a basal diet providing 0.6% Ca and 0.3% P, or this diet plus 1,25-dihydroxycholecalciferol (40 ng 1,25(OH)/sub 2/D/sub 3//day). Feeding bicarbonate lowered urinary Ca but raised fecal Ca so that Ca balance became less positive. However, 1,25(OH)/sub 2/D/sub 3/ increased net absorption of Ca and P to the same degree when given to control rats and rats consuming bicarbonate. Nevertheless, bicarbonate-fed rats had lower net Ca absorption than controls, even when treated with high doses of 1,25(OH)/sub 2/D/sub 3/. Changes in net Ca absorption induced by bicarbonate may occur at a point in the gut distal to the duodenum since duodenal /sup 45/Ca absorption was decreased by bicarbonate feeding. The present results show that bicarbonate consumption depressed net Ca absorption in the rat. The effect appears to be independent of changes in 1,25(OH)/sub 2/D/sub 3/ metabolism because it is manifest in animals receiving high doses of 1,25(OH)/sub 2/D/sub 3/, which stimulate alimentary Ca absorption maximally, and because bicarbonate-fed rats are able to respond normally to exogenous 1,25(OH)/sub 2/D/sub 3/ by increasing their net absorption of Ca and P. In view of this demonstration that NaHCO/sub 3/ supplements elevate fecal Ca loss in the rat, it is suggested that studies should be undertaken to determine whether bicarbonate exerts similar adverse effects on Ca balance in humans.

  11. Effects of sodium bicarbonate and 1,25-dihydroxy-cholecalciferol on calcium and phosphorus balances in the rat

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    Metabolic balance studies were undertaken to determine whether sodium bicarbonate (NaHCO3) supplements (4.5 mmol/day) altered 7-day cumulative calcium (Ca) phosphorus (P) balances in growing rats consuming either a basal diet providing 0.6% Ca and 0.3% P, or this diet plus 1,25-dihydroxycholecalciferol [40 ng 1,25(OH)2D3/day]. Feeding bicarbonate lowered urinary Ca but raised fecal Ca so that Ca balance became less positive. However, 1,25(OH)2D3 increased net absorption of Ca and P to the same degree when given to control rats and rats consuming bicarbonate. Nevertheless, bicarbonate-fed rats had lower net Ca absorption than controls, even when treated with high doses of 1,25(OH)2D3. Changes in net Ca absorption induced by bicarbonate may occur at a point in the gut distal to the duodenum since duodenal 45Ca absorption was decreased by bicarbonate feeding. The present results show that bicarbonate consumption depressed net Ca absorption in the rat. The effect appears to be independent of changes in 1,25(OH)2D3 metabolism because it is manifest in animals receiving high doses of 1,25(OH)2D3, which stimulate alimentary Ca absorption maximally, and because bicarbonate-fed rats are able to respond normally to exogenous 1,25(OH)2D3 by increasing their net absorption of Ca and P. In view of this demonstration that NaHCO3 supplements elevate fecal Ca loss in the rat, it is suggested that studies should be undertaken to determine whether bicarbonate exerts similar adverse effects on Ca balance in humans

  12. Current Status of Sodium Bicarbonate in Coronary Angiography: An Updated Comprehensive Meta-Analysis and Systematic Review

    OpenAIRE

    Ali-Hassan-Sayegh, Sadegh; Mirhosseini, Seyed Jalil; Rahimizadeh, Elham; Ghodratipour, Zahra; Sarrafan-Chaharsoughi, Zahra; Dehghan, Ali Mohammad; Lotfaliani, Mohammad Reza; Rezaeisadrabadi, Mohammad; Kayvanpour, Elham; Sedaghat-Hamedani, Farbod; Zeriouh, Mohamed; Weymann, Alexander; Sabashnikov, Anton; Popov, Aron-Frederik

    2015-01-01

    This systematic review with meta-analysis sought to determine comparison of efficacy and safety of hydration with sodium bicarbonate versus sodium chloride on contrast induced nephropathy and clinical outcomes. We searched major electronic databases for studies in randomized controlled trials. A value of P 50% indicated significant heterogeneity between the studies. Literature search of all databases retrieved 650 studies. 29 studies enrolled in meta-analysis. Pooled ...

  13. Current Status of Sodium Bicarbonate in Coronary Angiography: An Updated Comprehensive Meta-Analysis and Systematic Review

    Science.gov (United States)

    Ali-Hassan-Sayegh, Sadegh; Mirhosseini, Seyed Jalil; Rahimizadeh, Elham; Ghodratipour, Zahra; Sarrafan-Chaharsoughi, Zahra; Dehghan, Ali Mohammad; Lotfaliani, Mohammad Reza; Rezaeisadrabadi, Mohammad; Kayvanpour, Elham; Sedaghat-Hamedani, Farbod; Zeriouh, Mohamed; Weymann, Alexander; Sabashnikov, Anton; Popov, Aron-Frederik

    2015-01-01

    This systematic review with meta-analysis sought to determine comparison of efficacy and safety of hydration with sodium bicarbonate versus sodium chloride on contrast induced nephropathy and clinical outcomes. We searched major electronic databases for studies in randomized controlled trials. A value of P 50% indicated significant heterogeneity between the studies. Literature search of all databases retrieved 650 studies. 29 studies enrolled in meta-analysis. Pooled analysis indicated about the incidence of CIN (OR of 0.718; 95% CI: 0.60 to 0.85; P = 0.000), requirement of hemodialysis (OR of 1.00; 95% CI: 0.49 to 2.01; P = 0.9), mean changes of serum creatinine (WMD of 2.321; 95% CI: 1.995 to 2.648; P = 0.000), length of hospital stays (WMD of ?0.774; 95% CI: ?1.65 to 0.10; P = 0.08), major adverse cardiovascular events (OR = 1.075, 95% CI: 0.59 to 1.95; P = 0.8), and mortality (OR of 0.73; 95% CI: 0.42 to 1.26; P = 0.2). Overall, hydration with sodium bicarbonate could significantly reduce CIN and the length of hospital stay compared to sodium chloride. In addition NAC added as a supplement to sodium bicarbonate could increase prophylactic effects against nephropathy. PMID:25973282

  14. Comparative solubilisation of potassium carbonate, sodium bicarbonate and sodium carbonate in hot dimethylformamide: application of cylindrical particle surface-controlled dissolution theory.

    OpenAIRE

    Forryan, CL; Compton, RG; Klymenko, OV; Brennan, CM; Taylor, CL; Lennon, M.

    2006-01-01

    A surface-controlled dissolution of cylindrical solid particles model is applied to potassium carbonate, sodium bicarbonate and sodium carbonate in dimethylformamide at elevated temperatures. Previously published data for the dissolution of potassium carbonate is interpreted assuming a cylindrical rather than a spherical shape of the particles, the former representing a closer approximation to the true shape of the particles as revealed by scanning electron microscopy. The dissolution kinetic...

  15. Facile and Efficient Acetylation of Primary Alcohols and Phenols with Acetic Anhydride Catalyzed by Dried Sodium Bicarbonate

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Fulgentius Nelson Lugemwa

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available A variety of primary alcohols and phenols were reacted with acetic anhydride at room temperature in the presence of sodium bicarbonate to produce corresponding esters in good to excellent yields. The acetylation of 4-nitrobenzyl alcohol was also carried out using other bicarbonates and carbonates. The reaction in the presence of cesium bicarbonate and lithium carbonate gave 4-nitrobenzyl acetate in excellent yield, while in the presence of Na2CO3, K2CO3, Cs2CO3, or KHCO3 the yield was in the range of 80%–95%. Calcium carbonate and cobaltous carbonate did not promote the acetylation of 4-ntirobenzyl alcohol using acetic anhydride. The acetylation of 4-nitrobenzyl alcohol was carried out using ethyl acetate, THF, toluene, diethyl ether, dichloromethane and acetonitrile, and gave good yields ranging from 75%–99%. Toluene was the best solvent for the reaction, while diethyl ether was the poorest.

  16. Ergogenic effects of caffeine and sodium bicarbonate supplementation on intermittent exercise performance preceded by intense arm cranking exercise

    DEFF Research Database (Denmark)

    Marriott, Matthaus; Krustrup, Peter

    2015-01-01

    BACKGROUND: Caffeine and sodium bicarbonate ingestion have been suggested to improve high-intensity intermittent exercise, but it is unclear if these ergogenic substances affect performance under provoked metabolic acidification. To study the effects of caffeine and sodium bicarbonate on intense intermittent exercise performance and metabolic markers under exercise-induced acidification, intense arm-cranking exercise was performed prior to intense intermittent running after intake of placebo, caffeine and sodium bicarbonate. METHODS: Male team-sports athletes (n?=?12) ingested sodium bicarbonate (NaHCO3; 0.4 g.kg(-1) b.w.), caffeine (CAF; 6 mg.kg(-1) b.w.) or placebo (PLA) on three different occasions. Thereafter, participants engaged in intense arm exercise prior to the Yo-Yo intermittent recovery test level-2 (Yo-Yo IR2). Heart rate, blood lactate and glucose as well as rating of perceived exertion (RPE) were determined during the protocol. RESULTS: CAF and NaHCO3 elicited a 14 and 23% improvement (P?sodium bicarbonate administration improved Yo-Yo IR2 performance and lowered perceived exertion after intense arm cranking exercise, with greater overall effects of sodium bicarbonate intake.

  17. Sodium bicarbonate for the prevention of contrast induced nephropathy: A meta-analysis of published clinical trials

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    Kunadian, Vijayalakshmi, E-mail: kunadianvijay@aol.com [Cardiothoracic Centre, Freeman Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals, NHS Foundation Trust/Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne (United Kingdom); Zaman, Azfar, E-mail: Azfar.Zaman@nuth.nhs.uk [Cardiothoracic Centre, Freeman Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals, NHS Foundation Trust/Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne (United Kingdom); Institute of Cellular Medicine, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne (United Kingdom); Spyridopoulos, Ioakim [Cardiothoracic Centre, Freeman Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals, NHS Foundation Trust/Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne (United Kingdom); Institute of Human Genetics, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne (United Kingdom); Qiu, Weiliang [Channing Laboratory, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women' s Hospital/Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, United States of America (United States)

    2011-07-15

    Background: Contrast induced nephropathy (CIN) is a serious but rare complication following contrast based procedures. Sodium bicarbonate (NaHCO{sub 3}) has been postulated to prevent CIN by various mechanisms. However, the outcomes following sodium bicarbonate administration to prevent CIN have been inconsistent. Methods: A meta-analysis of published randomized clinical trials to determine if the administration of sodium bicarbonate is superior to sodium chloride among patients with chronic renal failure undergoing catheterization and interventional procedures in preventing CIN was performed. Results: Data were combined across seven published clinical trials consisting of 1734 patients. There were no significant differences in the baseline characteristics between the NaHCO{sub 3} and NaCl groups except patients in the bicarbonate group were heavier (P = 0.04). The odds ratio (OR) for the development of contrast nephropathy for NaHCO{sub 3} versus NaCl was 0.33 (95% confidence interval [CI] 0.16-0.69; P = 0.003). Heterogeneity and publication bias were detectable with P-values 0.01 and 0.0005 respectively. There was no difference between the NaHCO{sub 3} group and the NaCl group in the occurrence of death [OR 0.6; 95% CI (0.26-1.41); P = 0.24], congestive heart failure [OR 0.85; 95% CI (0.32-2.24); P = 0.74] and the requirement for renal replacement therapy [OR 0.56; 95% CI (0.22-1.41); P = 0.22]. Conclusion: This meta-analysis demonstrates that based on currently available randomized trials, the administration of NaHCO{sub 3} is superior to the administration of NaCl alone in the prevention of CIN among patients with moderate to severe chronic kidney disease. However, further controlled clinical trials are needed due to significant study heterogeneity and publication bias.

  18. Sodium bicarbonate for the prevention of contrast induced nephropathy: A meta-analysis of published clinical trials

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    Background: Contrast induced nephropathy (CIN) is a serious but rare complication following contrast based procedures. Sodium bicarbonate (NaHCO3) has been postulated to prevent CIN by various mechanisms. However, the outcomes following sodium bicarbonate administration to prevent CIN have been inconsistent. Methods: A meta-analysis of published randomized clinical trials to determine if the administration of sodium bicarbonate is superior to sodium chloride among patients with chronic renal failure undergoing catheterization and interventional procedures in preventing CIN was performed. Results: Data were combined across seven published clinical trials consisting of 1734 patients. There were no significant differences in the baseline characteristics between the NaHCO3 and NaCl groups except patients in the bicarbonate group were heavier (P = 0.04). The odds ratio (OR) for the development of contrast nephropathy for NaHCO3 versus NaCl was 0.33 (95% confidence interval [CI] 0.16-0.69; P = 0.003). Heterogeneity and publication bias were detectable with P-values 0.01 and 0.0005 respectively. There was no difference between the NaHCO3 group and the NaCl group in the occurrence of death [OR 0.6; 95% CI (0.26-1.41); P = 0.24], congestive heart failure [OR 0.85; 95% CI (0.32-2.24); P = 0.74] and the requirement for renal replacement therapy [OR 0.56; 95% CI (0.22-1.41); P = 0.22]. Conclusion: This meta-analysis demonstrates that based on currently available randomized trials, the administration of NaHCO3 is superior to the administration of NaCl alone in the prevention of CIN among patients with moderate to severe chronic kidney disease. However, further controlled clinical trials are needed due to significant study heterogeneity and publication bias.

  19. Preventive and therapeutic effects of sodium bicarbonate on melamine-induced bladder stones in mice.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Ren, Shu-Ting; Du, Yun-Xia; Xu, Chang-Fu; Zhang, Jiao-Jiao; Mo, Li-Ping; Sun, Ying; Gao, Xiao-Li

    2014-10-01

    The actual preventive and therapeutic effects of alkalinizing urine on melamine-induced bladder stones (cystolith) are not completely known. Using an ideal model, two experiments were conducted in Balb/c mice. The mice were fed a normal diet in controls and a melamine diet in the other groups. The first day was set as experiment-day 1. In "Experiment 1", either low-/mid-/high-dose sodium bicarbonate (SB) or sterile water was administered by intragastric perfusion (once daily) to the mice for 14 days. Relative to the model group, the mean pH of the urine in the SB groups was significantly elevated at 3 h after SB administration, with a significant decrease in cystolith incidence on experiment-day 14. In "Experiment 2", on experiment-day 12, the melamine diet was replaced by a normal diet in 4 groups with melamine withdrawal (MW). Meanwhile, either mid-/high-dose SB or sterile water was administered by intragastric perfusion (once) to the mice in the corresponding groups. On experiment-day 12, after an additional 8 h, the cystolith incidence was significantly reduced in the high-SB, MW + mid-SB and MW + high-SB groups than in the model group. In conclusion, low urinary pH is one of the main determinants of the formation of melamine-associated stones, urinary alkalinization can be achieved by a proper dose of oral SB, and SB acts to prevent and treat melamine-induced cystoliths in mice. PMID:25092435

  20. Additive effects of beta-alanine and sodium bicarbonate on upper-body intermittent performance.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Tobias, Gabriel; Benatti, Fabiana Braga; de Salles Painelli, Vitor; Roschel, Hamilton; Gualano, Bruno; Sale, Craig; Harris, Roger C; Lancha, Antonio Herbert; Artioli, Guilherme Gianinni

    2013-08-01

    We examined the isolated and combined effects of beta-alanine (BA) and sodium bicarbonate (SB) on high-intensity intermittent upper-body performance in judo and jiu-jitsu competitors. 37 athletes were assigned to one of four groups: (1) placebo (PL)+PL; (2) BA+PL; (3) PL+SB or (4) BA+SB. BA or dextrose (placebo) (6.4 g day?¹) was ingested for 4 weeks and 500 mg kg?¹ BM of SB or calcium carbonate (placebo) was ingested for 7 days during the 4th week. Before and after 4 weeks of supplementation, the athletes completed four 30-s upper-body Wingate tests, separated by 3 min. Blood lactate was determined at rest, immediately after and 5 min after the 4th exercise bout, with perceived exertion reported immediately after the 4th bout. BA and SB alone increased the total work done in +7 and 8 %, respectively. The co-ingestion resulted in an additive effect (+14 %, p < 0.05 vs. BA and SB alone). BA alone significantly improved mean power in the 2nd and 3rd bouts and tended to improve the 4th bout. SB alone significantly improved mean power in the 4th bout and tended to improve in the 2nd and 3rd bouts. BA+SB enhanced mean power in all four bouts. PL+PL did not elicit any alteration on mean and peak power. Post-exercise blood lactate increased with all treatments except with PL+PL. Only BA+SB resulted in lower ratings of perceived exertion (p = 0.05). Chronic BA and SB supplementation alone equally enhanced high-intensity intermittent upper-body performance in well-trained athletes. Combined BA and SB promoted a clear additive ergogenic effect. PMID:23595205

  1. Scientific Opinion on the safety assessment of the active substances, sodium erythorbate, sodium carbonate, sodium bicarbonate, iron sulphate, activated carbon, cellulose, calcium hydroxide, calcium chloride and water, for use as active system in food contact materials

    OpenAIRE

    EFSA Panel on Food Contact Materials, Enzymes, Flavourings and Processing Aids (CEF)

    2014-01-01

    This scientific opinion of EFSA Panel on Food Contact Materials, Enzymes, Flavourings and Processing Aids deals with the safety assessment of the active substances sodium erythorbate, sodium carbonate, sodium bicarbonate, iron sulfate, activated carbon, cellulose, calcium hydroxide, calcium chloride and water, used in mixture which is packed into sachets for absorbing oxygen/carbon dioxide emitting from/into the headspace surrounding packed food. All substances of this formulation have been e...

  2. The role of sodium bicarbonate in the nucleation of noctilucent clouds

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    J. M. C. Plane

    Full Text Available It is proposed that a component of meteoric smoke, sodium bicarbonate (NaHCO3, provides particularly effective condensation nuclei for noctilucent clouds. This assertion is based on three conditions being met. The first is that NaHCO3 is present at sufficient concentration (±104 cm-3 in the upper mesosphere between 80 and 90 km. It is demonstrated that there is strong evidence for this based on recent laboratory measurements coupled with atmospheric modelling. The second condition is that the thermodynamics of NaHCO3(H2On cluster formation allow spontaneous nucleation to occur under mesospheric conditions at temperatures below 140 K. The Gibbs free energy changes for forming clusters with n = 1 and 2 were computed from quantum calculations using hybrid density functional/Hartree-Fock (B3LYP theory and a large basis set with added polarization and diffuse functions. The results were then extrapolated to higher n using an established dependence of the free energy on cluster size and the free energy for the sublimation of H2O to bulk ice. A 1-dimensional model of sodium chemistry was then employed to show that spontaneous nucleation to form ice particles (n >100 should occur between 84 and 89 km in the high-latitude summer mesosphere. The third condition is that other metallic components of meteoric smoke are less effective condensation nuclei, so that the total number of potential nuclei is small relative to the amount of available H2O. Quantum calculations indicate that this is probably the case for major constituents such as Fe(OH2, FeO3 and MgCO3.

    Key words: Atmospheric composition and structure (aerosols and particles; cloud physics and chemistry; middle atmosphere · composition and chemistry

  3. Effects of liquorice extract, probiotic, potassium chloride and sodium bicarbonate on productive performance of broiler chickens exposed to heat stress

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Hazim J. Al-Daraji

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available This study was undertaken to compare the effect of licorice extract, probiotic, potassium chloride and sodium bicarbonate on productive performance of broilers exposed to heat stress. A total of 900 Fawbro broiler chicks were allocated at random into 6 treatments groups of 3 replicates each. Experimental treatments were as follows: Treatment 1: control group was subjected to heat stress; Treatment 2: control group was not subjected to heat stress; Treatment 3: Probiotic group were early exposed to 106 Colony Forming Unit (CFU of Lactobacilli at their first day of age, and then subjected to heat stress; Treatment 4: heat distressed birds and supplemented with 0.5 % potassium chloride in their drinking water; Treatment 5: heat distressed birds and supplemented with 0.5% sodium bicarbonate in their drinking water; and Treatment 6: heat distressed birds and supplemented with 450 mg / liter licorice extract in their drinking water. At the third week of age, birds in treatments 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 were exposed to heat stress (38 – 43 ºC for 6 hours(1200 – 1800 h each day until the end of experiment (8th week of age. Results revealed that treated the birds with probiotic or licorice extract resulted in a significant improvement in mean body weight, feed conversion ratio, water consumption, cumulative body weight, cumulative weight gain, cumulative feed conversion ratio, livability, productive index, economic figure and dressing percentage with or without viscera as compared with control group which was subjected to heat stress, potassium chloride treatment and sodium bicarbonate treatment. Furthermore, licorice extract treatment surpasses probiotic treatment in respect to mean body weight, water consumption, final body weight, cumulative feed consumption, livability, and dressing percentage with or without giblet. In conclusion, licorice extract and probiotic can be used as an efficient tools in alleviate the deleterious effects of heat stress on productive performance of broiler chickens.

  4. Sodium bicarbonate protects uranium-induced acute nephrotoxicity through uranium-decorporation by urinary alkalinization in rats

    OpenAIRE

    Ohmachi, Yasushi; Imamura, Tomomi; Ikeda, Mizuyo; Shishikura, Eriko; Kim, Eunjoo; Kurihara, Osamu; Sakai, Kazuo

    2015-01-01

    To evaluate the effectiveness of sodium bicarbonate (SB) in removing uranium and protecting animals from uranium toxicity, we intramuscularly administered 1 mg/kg of uranyl nitrate to 8-wk-old male SD rats, and 20 min after administration of uranyl nitrate, the animals were given a single oral administration of SB at 0.1, 0.3 or 1 g/kg. The SB treatment at a dose of 0.3 g/kg or more raised the pH of the rats’ urine until 4 h after treatment, and it significantly reduced the uranium amounts in...

  5. Corrosion behavior of iron and carbon steel in bicarbonate solution and in ground water

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    Corrosion behavior was studied for iron and carbon steel in bicarbonate solution and in ground water by corrosion potential measurement and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy. Iron and carbon steel were passivated in the air-saturated carbonate media. In 0.1 M NaHCO3 saturated with N2, iron and carbon steel electrodes were in an active state, but their corrosion rates were not much different from air saturated cases. From the AC impedance spectroscopic result, it is suggested that the electrochemical dissolution of iron and carbon steel accompanies an adsorption reaction in the bicarbonate solutions. In ground water, the corrosion rates of iron and carbon steel were evaluated as 5.8 ? m/yr and 0.27 ? m/yr, respectively

  6. Effect of sodium bicarbonate on rate of passage and degradation of soybean meal in postpartum dairy cows.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Okeke, G C; Buchanan-Smith, J G; Grieve, D G

    1983-05-01

    Effects of sodium bicarbonate on rate of passage and disappearance of soybean meal from the rumen were determined in a change-over experiment with eight cows. Experimental diets containing 50 or 60% roughage were fed over five 21-day periods with four cows per diet. Sodium bicarbonate at 1.0 and 2.5% (diet dry matter) were changed over in periods 2 and 4, whereas periods 1, 3, and 5 served as control. Rate of passage of soybean meal was measured with chromium-mordanted soybean meal and rate of disappearance by nylon bag technique. Effects of diet were similar for all responses. Response to the two percents of buffer was similar for dry matter intake, milk yield, milk fat, and protein. Percent buffer fed was associated positively with ruminal pH and with disappearance of nitrogen from nylon bags. The 0, 1, and 2.5% of buffer resulted in turnover rates of mordanted soybean meal of 8.22, 9.80, and 10.52%/h, but degradation of protein remained relatively constant at 36.0, 38.4, and 38.2%. The influence of rate of passage on ruminal degradability is discussed. PMID:6308076

  7. Degradation of hydroxyapatite in vivo and in vitro requires osteoclastic sodium-bicarbonate co-transporter NBCn1

    DEFF Research Database (Denmark)

    Riihonen, Riikka; Nielsen, SØren

    2010-01-01

    Dissolution of the inorganic bone matrix releases not only calcium and phosphate ions, but also bicarbonate. Electroneutral sodium-bicarbonate co-transporter (NBCn1) is expressed in inactive osteoclasts, but its physiological role in bone resorption has remained unknown. We show here that NBCn1, encoded by the SLC4A7 gene, is directly involved in bone resorption. NBCn1 protein was specifically found at the bone-facing ruffled border areas, and metabolic acidosis increased NBCn1 expression in rats in vivo. In human hematopoietic stem cell cultures, NBCn1 mRNA expression was observed only after formation of resorbing osteoclasts. To further confirm the critical role of NBCn1 during bone resorption, human hematopoietic stem cells were transduced with SLC4A7 shRNA lentiviral particles. Downregulation of NBCn1 both on mRNA and protein level by lentiviral shRNAs significantly inhibited bone resorption and increased intracellular acidification in osteoclasts. The lentiviral particles did not impair osteoclast survival, or differentiation of the hematopoietic or mesenchymal precursor cells into osteoclasts or osteoblasts in vitro. Inhibition of NBCn1 activity may thus provide a new way to regulate osteoclast activity during pathological bone resorption.

  8. Scientific Opinion on the safety assessment of the active substances, sodium erythorbate, sodium carbonate, sodium bicarbonate, iron sulphate, activated carbon, cellulose, calcium hydroxide, calcium chloride and water, for use as active system in food contact materials

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    EFSA Panel on Food Contact Materials, Enzymes, Flavourings and Processing Aids (CEF

    2014-02-01

    Full Text Available This scientific opinion of EFSA Panel on Food Contact Materials, Enzymes, Flavourings and Processing Aids deals with the safety assessment of the active substances sodium erythorbate, sodium carbonate, sodium bicarbonate, iron sulfate, activated carbon, cellulose, calcium hydroxide, calcium chloride and water, used in mixture which is packed into sachets for absorbing oxygen/carbon dioxide emitting from/into the headspace surrounding packed food. All substances of this formulation have been evaluated and approved for use as additives in plastic food contact materials or as food additives. No migration of calcium, iron and sodium ions was detected. No volatile organic compounds other than carbon dioxide were detected at the limit of detection of 0.5 ?g/l. The CEF Panel concluded that the use of the substances sodium erythorbate, sodium carbonate, sodium bicarbonate, iron sulfate, activated carbon, cellulose, calcium hydroxide, calcium chloride and water does not raise a safety concern when used in oxygen absorber/carbon dioxide emitter systems, in sachets that prevent the physical release of their contents into the food. The sachets are to be placed in the headspace of the packaging and as such may come into occasional contact with the food, e.g. during handling. The sachet should not come into direct contact with liquid foods or foods that have and external aqueous liquid phase on the surface (liquid or exudates.

  9. (In)Consistencies in Responses to Sodium Bicarbonate Supplementation: A Randomised, Repeated Measures, Counterbalanced and Double-Blind Study

    Science.gov (United States)

    Froio de Araujo Dias, Gabriela; da Eira Silva, Vinicius; de Salles Painelli, Vitor; Sale, Craig; Giannini Artioli, Guilherme; Gualano, Bruno; Saunders, Bryan

    2015-01-01

    Objectives Intervention studies do not account for high within-individual variation potentially compromising the magnitude of an effect. Repeat administration of a treatment allows quantification of individual responses and determination of the consistency of responses. We determined the consistency of metabolic and exercise responses following repeated administration of sodium bicarbonate (SB). Design and Methods 15 physically active males (age 25±4 y; body mass 76.0±7.3 kg; height 1.77±0.05 m) completed six cycling capacity tests at 110% of maximum power output (CCT110%) following ingestion of either 0.3 g?kg-1BM of SB (4 trials) or placebo (PL, 2 trials). Blood pH, bicarbonate, base excess and lactate were determined at baseline, pre-exercise, post-exercise and 5-min post-exercise. Total work done (TWD) was recorded as the exercise outcome. Results SB supplementation increased blood pH, bicarbonate and base excess prior to every trial (all p ? 0.001); absolute changes in pH, bicarbonate and base excess from baseline to pre-exercise were similar in all SB trials (all p > 0.05). Blood lactate was elevated following exercise in all trials (p ? 0.001), and was higher in some, but not all, SB trials compared to PL. TWD was not significantly improved with SB vs. PL in any trial (SB1: +3.6%; SB2 +0.3%; SB3: +2.1%; SB4: +6.7%; all p > 0.05), although magnitude-based inferences suggested a 93% likely improvement in SB4. Individual analysis showed ten participants improved in at least one SB trial above the normal variation of the test although five improved in none. Conclusions The mechanism for improved exercise with SB was consistently in place prior to exercise, although this only resulted in a likely improvement in one trial. SB does not consistently improve high intensity cycling capacity, with results suggesting that caution should be taken when interpreting the results from single trials as to the efficacy of SB supplementation. Trial Registration ClinicalTrials.gov NCT02474628 PMID:26574755

  10. Effect of sodium bicarbonate and sodium bentonite on digestion, solid and liquid flow, and ruminal fermentation characteristics of forage sorghum silage-based diets fed to steers.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Jacques, K A; Axe, D E; Harris, T R; Harmon, D L; Bolsen, K K; Johnson, D E

    1986-09-01

    Six ruminally cannulated steers, five Holsteins and one Hereford (250 to 295 kg), were fed 84% forage sorghum silage plus 16% supplement or 50% forage sorghum silage plus concentrate and supplement diets containing either no addition (controls), 1% sodium bicarbonate (NaHCO3) or 2% sodium bentonite in a 2 X 3 factorial arrangement of treatments in a 6 X 6 Latin-square experiment with 3-wk periods. Sodium bicarbonate increased dry matter (DM) intake when concentrate was included, but neither compound affected intake of the 84% silage diet. Bentonite lowered DM, neutral detergent fiber (NDF), and acid detergent fiber (ADF) digestibilities, but NDF disappearance from nylon bags was unchanged. Ruminal pH, osmolality and L(+) and D(-) lactate were not affected by treatment. Both NaHCO3 and bentonite tended to lower ruminal NH3-N concentrations. Bentonite lowered the molar proportion of isobutyrate in ruminal fluid relative to controls, but proportions of other volatile fatty acids (VFA) and total VFA concentrations were unchanged. Neither NaHCO3 nor bentonite affected ruminal liquid or solid volumes, dilution rate constants or ruminal outflow rates. Markers overestimated volumes, but correction with measured volumes did not change interpretation of treatment effects. It was concluded that control diets had sufficiently high baseline values of pH, dilution rate and acetate proportion to preclude changes induced by either compound, especially at 1 or 2% of DM intake. An effect on palatibility through neutralization of silage acids may have been responsible for the intake response to NaHCO3. PMID:3019979

  11. Low Alloy X100 Pipeline Steel Corrosion and Passivation Behavior in Bicarbonate-Based Solutions of pH 6.7 to 8.9 with Groundwater Anions: An Electrochemical Study

    Science.gov (United States)

    Gadala, Ibrahim M.; Alfantazi, Akram

    2015-07-01

    This research investigates the fundamental corrosion and passivation processes occurring on API-X100 pipeline steels before, during, and after passive layer formation in bicarbonate-based simulated soil solutions of pH 6.7 to 8.9. Free corrosion potentials decrease exponentially with bicarbonate (and pH), owing to increased water and bicarbonate reduction in more alkaline conditions and the coupled iron oxidation reaction. Active corrosion rates at potentials slightly above open circuit potential increase with bicarbonate, until a concentration of 1.68 g L-1 sodium bicarbonate (plus dilute amounts of chlorides/sulfate) at which first signs of film formation appear. Thereon, increased bicarbonate concentration generally decreases current densities and resists ferrous-oxide product formations due to improved iron carbonate formation conditions precipitating more durable passive layers. Potentiodynamic polarization in the anodic regime reveals varying electrochemical processes involving interactions between hydroxide, carbonate, and oxide complexes with ferrous, with diverse pH and potential dependencies. The products of corrosion reactions were investigated by scanning electron microscopy, X-ray diffraction, and/or X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy.

  12. Effects of Creatine and Sodium Bicarbonate Coingestion on Multiple Indices of Mechanical Power Output During Repeated Wingate Tests in Trained Men.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Griffen, Corbin; Rogerson, David; Ranchordas, Mayur; Ruddock, Alan

    2015-06-01

    This study investigated the effects of creatine and sodium bicarbonate coingestion on mechanical power during repeated sprints. Nine well-trained men (age = 21.6 ± 0.9 yr, stature = 1.82 ± 0.05 m, body mass = 80.1 ±12.8 kg) participated in a double-blind, placebo-controlled, counterbalanced, crossover study using six 10-s repeated Wingate tests. Participants ingested either a placebo (0.5 g·kg(-1) of maltodextrin), 20 g·d(-1) of creatine monohydrate + placebo, 0.3 g·kg(-1) of sodium bicarbonate + placebo, or coingestion + placebo for 7 days, with a 7-day washout between conditions. Participants were randomized into two groups with a differential counterbalanced order. Creatine conditions were ordered first and last. Indices of mechanical power output (W), total work (J) and fatigue index (W·s(-1)) were measured during each test and analyzed using the magnitude of differences between groups in relation to the smallest worthwhile change in performance. Compared with placebo, both creatine (effect size (ES) = 0.37-0.83) and sodium bicarbonate (ES = 0.22-0.46) reported meaningful improvements on indices of mechanical power output. Coingestion provided small meaningful improvements on indices of mechanical power output (W) compared with sodium bicarbonate (ES = 0.28-0.41), but not when compared with creatine (ES = -0.21-0.14). Coingestion provided a small meaningful improvement in total work (J; ES = 0.24) compared with creatine. Fatigue index (W·s(-1)) was impaired in all conditions compared with placebo. In conclusion, there was no meaningful additive effect of creatine and sodium bicarbonate coingestion on mechanical power during repeated sprints. PMID:25203421

  13. The radiation chemistry of aqueous sodium terephthalate solutions

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    The radiation chemistry of cobalt-60 gamma-irradiated aqueous sodium terephthalate solutions has been studied. In aerated 4 x 10-4M sodium hydroxide solutions, the main products are hydroxyterephthalate (HTA) (G = 0.99 +- 0.01), carbonate (G = 1.31 +- 0.08), and peroxides (G = 2.84 +- 0.04). The HTA and carbonate species are both formed as a result of hydroxyl radical attack and account for approximately 90 per cent of hydroxyl radical reactions. Oxygen needs to be present for efficient conversion of the terephthalate-OH radical adduct to HTA and oxygenation increases G(HTA) above the aerated solution value. G(HTA) is unaffected by changes in terephthalate concentration between 1 x 10-4M and 1 x 10-2M in sodium hydroxide solutions at pH 10. Decreasing the solution pH does however affect G(HTA). In phosphate buffered solutions pH 6.85, G(HTA) is 0.93 +- 0.01 and lower values are obtained with further decrease in solution pH. The lowering of the G(HTA) value is attributed to recombination reactions between the terephthalate-OH radical products and reducing radical products. Experimental evidence supporting the recombination postulate was obtained from the measurement of a parallel decrease in the peroxide yield and the observation of a dose rate effect on G(HTA). Competition kinetic studies with the added solutes carbonate and bicarbonate gave the rate ratios k (OH + TA2-) : k(OH + CO32-) : k(OH + HCO3-) = 1 : 0.105 : 0.0036

  14. Prevention of contrast induced nephropathy with sodium bicarbonate (the PROMEC study) / Prevenção de nefropatia por contraste com bicarbonato de sódio (o estudo PROMEC)

    Scientific Electronic Library Online (English)

    John Fredy, Nieto-Ríos; Wílmar Arley Maya, Salazar; Oscar Mauricio Santos, Sánchez; Janeth Liliana Jaramillo, Ortega; Jorge Ignacio García, Caro; Julián Miguel Aristizabal, Aristizabal; Lina Maria Serna, Higuita; Álvaro García, García; Fabián Alberto Jaimes, Barragán.

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available Introdução: A nefropatia induzida por contraste é uma complicação comum de procedimentos radiográficos. Medidas diferentes têm sido utilizadas para evitar estes problemas, mas a evidência é controversa. Novos estudos são necessários para esclarecer isso. Investigamos tanto a eficácia quanto a segur [...] ança de uma solução de bicarbonato de sódio em comparação com a solução de cloreto de sódio para evitar nefropatia por contraste em pacientes com ou em risco de desenvolver disfunção renal. Métodos: Estudo prospectivo, randomizado clínico, conduzido em um único centro, entre 01 de maio de 2007 e 8 de fevereiro de 2008. Os pacientes internados em um centro terciário, agendados para passar por um procedimento radiográfico com uso de contraste não iônico., Havia 220 pacientes com níveis de creatinina sérica de pelo menos 1,2 mg/dL (106,1 mmol/L) e/ou diabéticos do tipo 2, que foram escolhidos aleatoriamente para receber uma infusão de cloreto de sódio (n = 113) ou bicarbonato de sódio (n = 107) antes e após a administração do meio de contraste. A intervenção foi: grupo "A" recebeu 1 ml/kg/hora de solução salina normal, começando 12 horas antes e continuando por 12 horas após o uso do contraste iohexol. Os pacientes do grupo "B" receberam 3 ml/kg de uma solução de bicarbonato de sódio (150 mEq/L), 1 hora antes do procedimento e, em seguida, o gotejamento foi reduzido a 1 ml/kg/hora por até 6 horas após o procedimento. Nosso principal indicador de desfecho foi a alteração na creatinina sérica. Resultados: O valor médio da creatinina após o procedimento foi de 1,26 mg/dL no grupo que recebeu a solução salina e 1,22 mg/dL no grupo do bicarbonato (diferença média: 0,036, IC 95%: -0,16 a 0,23, p = 0,865). O diagnóstico da nefropatia induzida por contraste, definida pelo aumento de creatinina no soro em 25% ou mais dentro de 2 dias após a administração de contraste radiográfico, foi realizado em doze pacientes (12%) no grupo do bicarbonato e oitavo pacientes (7,1%) no grupo da solução salina (RR: 1,68, IC 95%: 0,72-3,94). Conclusão: Nossa investigação mostrou que não houve diferença entre soro fisiológico normal (infusão prolongada) contra uma solução de bicarbonato para nefroproteção. Abstract in english Introduction: Contrast-induced nephropathy is a common complication of radiographic procedures. Different measures have been used to avoid this damage, but the evidence is controversial. New investigations are required to clarify it. We investigated the efficacy and safety of sodium bicarbonate sol [...] ution compared with sodium chloride solution to prevent contrast induced nephropathy in patients with or at risk of renal dysfunction. Methods: A prospective, single-center, randomized clinical trial conducted from May 1, 2007 to February 8, 2008. Inpatients in a tertiary center, scheduled to undergo a procedure with the nonionic radiographic contrast agent iohexol. There were 220 patients with serum creatinine levels of at least 1.2 mg/dL (106.1 µmol/L) and/or type 2 diabetics, who were randomized to receive an infusion of sodium chloride (n = 113) or sodium bicarbonate (n = 107) before and after contrast dye administration. The intervention were "A" group received 1 ml/kg/hour of normal saline solution, starting 12 hours before and continuing 12 hours after iohexol contrast. "B" group received 3 ml/kg of sodium bicarbonate solution (150 mEq/L) one hour prior to procedure and then drip rate was decreased to 1 ml/kg/hour until 6 hours post procedure. Our main outcome measure was change in serum creatinine. Results: The mean creatinine value after the procedure was 1.26 mg/dL in the saline group and 1.22 mg/dL in the bicarbonate group (mean difference: 0.036; CI 95%: -0.16 to 0.23, p = 0.865). The diagnosis of contrast-induced nephropathy, defined by increase in serum creatinine on 25% or more within 2 days after administration of radiographic contrast, was done in twelve patients (12%) in the bicarbonate group and eighth patients (7.

  15. Shock wave synthesis of amino acids from solutions of ammonium formate and ammonium bicarbonate

    Science.gov (United States)

    Suzuki, Chizuka; Furukawa, Yoshihiro; Kobayashi, Takamichi; Sekine, Toshimori; Nakazawa, Hiromoto; Kakegawa, Takeshi

    2015-07-01

    The emergence of life's building blocks, such as amino acids and nucleobases, on the prebiotic Earth was a critical step for the beginning of life. Reduced species with low mass, such as ammonia, amines, or carboxylic acids, are potential precursors for these building blocks of life. These precursors may have been provided to the prebiotic ocean by carbonaceous chondrites and chemical reactions related to meteorite impacts on the early Earth. The impact of extraterrestrial objects on Earth occurred more frequently during this period than at present. Such impacts generated shock waves in the ocean, which have the potential to progress chemical reactions to form the building blocks of life from reduced species. To simulate shock-induced reactions in the prebiotic ocean, we conducted shock-recovery experiments on ammonium bicarbonate solution and ammonium formate solution at impact velocities ranging from 0.51 to 0.92 km/s. In the products from the ammonium formate solution, several amino acids (glycine, alanine, ß-alanine, and sarcosine) and aliphatic amines (methylamine, ethylamine, propylamine, and butylamine) were detected, although yields were less than 0.1 mol % of the formic acid reactant. From the ammonium bicarbonate solution, smaller amounts of glycine, methylamine, ethylamine, and propylamine were formed. The impact velocities used in this study represent minimum cases because natural meteorite impacts typically have higher velocities and longer durations. Our results therefore suggest that shock waves could have been involved in forming life's building blocks in the ocean of prebiotic Earth, and potentially in aquifers of other planets, satellites, and asteroids.

  16. 46 CFR 153.1065 - Sodium chlorate solutions.

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-10-01

    ...2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Sodium chlorate solutions. 153.1065 Section 153...Cargo Procedures § 153.1065 Sodium chlorate solutions. (a) No person may load sodium chlorate solutions into a containment...

  17. Observation of Radiolytic Field Alteration of the Uranyl Cation in Bicarbonate Solution

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    In previous work we demonstrated that radiolysis of uranyl tris carbonate in near neutral pH to alkaline carbonate solutions, could be followed by 13C NMR. Radiolysis of the complex produced novel uranyl peroxo-carbonate solution state species, whose structures depended on the pH and radiolytic dose rate. In this work, we investigate speciation of the uranyl carbonate trimer which is predominant in bicarbonate solution near pH 5.9. We observe radiolytically derived speciation to different mixed peroxy carbonate species than seen in the higher pH solutions. Auto radiolysis of uranium (VI) carbonate solutions between pH 5.9 and 7.2 is shown to alter the uranium speciation over relatively short periods of time and was followed by 13C NMR and visible spectrophotometry, using dissolved 233(UO2)3(CO3)6 6- both as the radiolysis source (D= 14.9 Gy/hr) and as a trap for the newly formed hydrogen peroxide. Direct addition of hydrogen peroxide to solutions of the uranyl-carbonate trimer is shown to reproduce the 13 C NMR signatures of the complex(es) formed by radiolysis, but additionally a variety of new complexes are revealed. Ratios of H2O2/trimer 1 resulted in formation of stable higher order peroxo carbonate complexes. The 13C NMR signatures and visible spectra of these complexes are described here. Rigorous characterization of the species is an ongoing effort

  18. Stress corrosion cracking of nickel alloys in bicarbonate and chloride solutions

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    Alloy 22 is one of the candidates for the manufacture of high level radioactive waste containers. These containers provide services in natural environments characterized by multi-ionics solutions, it is estimated they could suffer three types of deterioration: general corrosion, localized corrosion (crevice corrosion) and stress corrosion cracking (SCC). It has been confirmed that the presence of bicarbonate at temperatures above 60°C and applied potentials around +400 mVSCE are necessary in order to produce cracking, . This susceptibility may be associated to the instability of the passive film formed and to the formation of an anodic current peak in the polarization curves in these media. Until now, it is unclear the role played by each alloying element (Ni, Cr or Mo) in the SCC susceptibility of Alloy 22 in these media The aim of this work is to evaluate the SCC susceptibility of nickel-based alloys in media containing bicarbonate and chloride ions, at high temperature. Slow Strain Rate Testing (SSRT) was conducted to samples of different alloys: 22 (Ni-Cr-Mo), 600 (Ni-Cr-Fe), 800H (Ni-Fe-Cr) y 201 (99.5% Ni).This tests were conducted in 1.1 mol/L NaHCO3 +1.5 mol/L NaCl a 90°C and different applied potentials (+200mVSCE,+300 mVSCE, +400 mVSCE). These results were complemented with those obtained in a previous work, where we studied the anodic electrochemical behavior of nickel base alloys under the same conditions. It was found that alloy 22 showed a current peak in a potential range between +200 mVSCE and +300 mVSCE when immersed in bicarbonate ions containing solutions. This peak was attributed to the presence of chromium in the alloys. The SSRT showed that only alloy 22 has a clear indication of stress corrosion cracking. The current results suggested that the presence of an anodic peak in the polarization curves was not a sufficient condition for cracking. (author)

  19. Nutrient intake, acid base status and weight gain in water buffalo calves fed different dietary levels of sodium bicarbonate

    Scientific Electronic Library Online (English)

    M, Sarwar; M.A, Shahzad; M, Nisa; S, Amjad.

    Full Text Available The impact of different dietary levels of sodium bicarbonate (NaHCO3) on nutrient intake, acid-base status, nitrogen balance and weight gain was examined in growing male buffalo (Bubalus bubalis) calves exposed to hot summer conditions. In a complete randomized block design 60 animals of similar age [...] and weight were divided into five treatment groups of 12 per group. Five isonitrogenous and isoenergetic diets were formulated and randomly allocated to a treatment group. The control diet (0SB) contained no NaHCO3, while diets 4SB, 8SB, 12SB and 16SB contained 0.4, 0.8, 1.2 and 1.6% NaHCO3, respectively. An increase in nutrient intake was recorded with increasing dietary NaHCO3 level while the reverse was true for nutrient digestibility. Calves fed the 12SB and 16SB diets had higher nitrogen retentions than those fed the 0SB and 4SB diets. Significant increases in blood pH, serum HCO3 and urine pH were recorded with increasing NaHCO3 levels, with the highest in calves receiving the 16SB diet. Calves fed the 14SB and 16SB diets gained more weight than those fed the 0SB and 4SB diets. These results indicate that the best nutrient intake, acid-base status, nitrogen retention and weight gain occurred in the calves receiving the diet containing 1.2% NaHCO3.

  20. Evaluation of BSK-H Complete Medium Supplemented with Rabbit Serum and Sodium Bicarbonate for the Growth of Borrelia anserina

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Bilal Aslam, Iftikhar Hussain*, Muhammad Shahid Mahmood and Ahrar Khan1

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available The present study was conducted to compare the effect of 3 formulations Barbour-Stoenner-Kelly (BSK medium on the growth of Borrelia (B. anserina, the causative agent of avian borreliosis. Three different formulations of BSK medium (BSK-H, BSK-II and BSK-H complete medium were prepared. For the isolation of B. anserina, Argas ticks were inoculated in all the three (BSK-H, BSK-II and BSK-H complete formulations of BSK medium. All the samples were also observed for the impact of BSK medium on the growth (Generation time, Growth per hour, Specific growth rate of B. anserina. Phase contrast microscopy was performed for the observation of viable B. anserina cells, and additional confirmation of all the isolates was done by performing indirect immunofluorescence assay and PCR. BSK-H complete medium supplemented with 6% rabbit serum and sodium bicarbonate was found best when compared to two other formulations of BSK medium with respect to the isolation, generation time and growth rate of Borrelia spirochetes.

  1. Decomposição térmica do bicarbonato de sódio: do processo Solvay ao diagrama tipo Ellingham / Thermal decomposition of sodium bicarbonate: from Solvay process to an Ellingham type diagram

    Scientific Electronic Library Online (English)

    Alessandra de Souza, Maia; Viktoria Klara Lakatos, Osorio.

    2003-08-01

    Full Text Available [...] Abstract in english A didactic experiment based on the thermal decomposition of sodium bicarbonate using a reagent found in the marketplace is proposed. The reaction products are identified by qualitative tests and stoichiometric calculations. The thermal stability of carbonates and the influence of lattice energies ar [...] e discussed, emphasizing periodic trends in the alkali and alkaline earth families. The industrial importance of the reaction is also explored.

  2. Oral Prostaglandin E1 in Combination with Sodium Bicarbonate and Normal Saline in the Prevention of Contrast-Induced Nephropathy: A Pilot Study

    OpenAIRE

    Franz, Randall W.; Hinze, Scott S.; Knapp, Eric D.; Jenkins, James J.

    2011-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to evaluate the use of prostaglandin E1 (PGE1) as a renal protective medication for patients exposed to contrast agents, as well as to demonstrate the safety, efficacy, and low side-effect profile of PGE1. A prospective, randomized, double-blind study was designed to compare combination of intravenous sodium bicarbonate, normal saline, and oral PGE1 200 ?g versus the combination and placebo for renal protection from contrast agents. All patients receiving nonioni...

  3. Vanadium oxide dissolution in sodium carbonate solutions

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    Cherkashin, V.I.; Doroshenko, V.P.; Goncharov, I.A.; Denisova, G.V. (Zaporozhskij Industrial' nyj Inst. (Ukrainian SSR))

    1983-01-01

    Kinetics of dissolution process of powdered vanadium (5) oxide in sodium carbonate is studied. Activation energy of chemical dissolution of V/sub 2/O/sub 5/ at sodium carbonate concentration up to 0.6 mol/dm/sup 3/ constitutes 35.2 kJ/mol. With sodium carbonate concentration increase the dissolution activation energy decreases to 32.5 kJ/mol. Absolute values of activation energy of the dissolution process, dependence of the reaction order on the temperature in the range of low sodium carbonate concentration, testify to the presence of kinetic difficulties in the process studied. Thus, the process of V/sub 2/O/sub 5/ dissolution in sodium carbonate solutions proceeds in the mixed region and obeys regularities of the mixed kinetics.

  4. Effects of sodium bicarbonate ingestion on performance and perceptual responses in a laboratory-simulated BMX cycling qualification series.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Zabala, Mikel; Requena, Bernardo; Sánchez-Muñoz, Cristóbal; González-Badillo, Juan José; García, Inmaculada; Oöpik, Vahur; Pääsuke, Mati

    2008-09-01

    The objective of this study was to examine the effect of sodium bicarbonate (NaHCO3-) ingestion on performance and perceptual responses in a laboratory-simulated bicycle motocross (BMX) qualification series. Nine elite BMX riders volunteered to participate in this study. After familiarization, subjects undertook two trials involving repeated sprints (3 x Wingate tests [WTs] separated by 30 minutes of recovery; WT1, WT2, WT3). Ninety minutes before each trial, subjects ingested either NaHCO3- or placebo in a counterbalanced, randomly assigned, double-blind manner. Each trial was separated by 4 days. Performance variables of peak power, mean power, time to peak power, and fatigue index were calculated for each sprint. Ratings of perceived exertion were obtained after each sprint, and ratings of perceived readiness were obtained before each sprint. No significant differences were observed in performance variables between successive sprints or between trials. For the NaHCO3- trial, peak blood lactate during recovery was greater after WT2 (p < 0.05) and tended to be greater after WT3 (p = 0.07), and ratings of perceived exertion were not influenced. However, improved ratings of perceived readiness were observed before WT2 and WT3 (p < 0.05). In conclusion, NaHCO3- ingestion had no effect on performance and RPE during a series of three WT simulating a BMX qualification series, possibly because of the short duration of each effort and the long recovery time used between the three WTs. On the contrary, NaHCO3- ingestion improved perceived readiness before each WT. PMID:18714219

  5. Sodium bicarbonate treatment prevents gastric emptying delay caused by acute exercise in awake rats.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Silva, Moisés T B; Palheta-Junior, Raimundo C; Sousa, Daniel F; Fonseca-Magalhães, Patrícia A; Okoba, Willy; Campos, Caio P S; Oliveira, Ricardo B; Magalhães, Pedro J C; Santos, Armenio A

    2014-05-01

    Physical exercise, mainly after vigorous activity, may induce gastrointestinal dysmotility whose mechanisms are still unknown. We hypothesized that physical exercise and ensuing lactate-related acidemia alter gastrointestinal motor behavior. In the present study, we evaluated the effects of short-term exercise on gastric emptying rate in awake rats subjected to 15-min swimming sessions against a load equivalent to 5% of their body weight. After 0, 10, or 20 min of exercise testing, the rats were gavage fed with 1.5 ml of a liquid test meal (0.5 mg/ml of phenol red in 5% glucose solution) and euthanized 10 min postprandially to measure fractional gastric dye recovery. In addition to inducing acidemia and increasing blood lactate levels, acute exercise increased (P emptying of a liquid test meal by interfering with the acid-base balance. PMID:24557800

  6. Effect of ambient temperature and sodium bicarbonate supplementation on water and electrolyte balances in dry and lactating Holstein cows.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Khelil-Arfa, H; Faverdin, P; Boudon, A

    2014-04-01

    The aim of this study was to quantify the effect of the interaction between 2 constant ambient temperatures [thermoneutrality (TN; 15°C) and high temperature (HT; 28°C)] and 2 levels of Na bicarbonate supplementation [calculated to provide diet Na contents of 0.20%DM (Na-) and 0.50%DM (Na+)] on water partitioning in dairy cows. Treatments were compared on 4 dry and 4mid-lactation Holstein cows according to 2 Latin squares (1 for each physiological stage) over the course of 4 periods of 15d. Diets consisted of a total mixed ration based on maize silage. Dry cows were restricted to their protein and energy requirements, whereas lactating cows were fed ad libitum. The daily average temperature-humidity index was 59.4 for TN and 73.2 for HT. Lactating and dry cows had higher vaginal temperatures at HT than at TN, but the increase was more pronounced in lactating cows (+1.05 vs. +0.12°C for vaginal temperature, respectively). Dry matter intake (DMI) of lactating cows decreased by 2.3kg/d at HT. Free water intake (FWI) and estimated volume of water lost to evaporation increased at HT in both lactating and dry cows; no interactions were observed between temperature and physiological stage. When expressed as a proportion of DMI, the increase in evaporation that occurred with increasing temperature was completely compensated for by an increase in FWI for both physiological stages. The urinary water excretion increased slightly at HT in lactating cows but not in dry cows, which may be related to the low chloride content of the offered diet. High Na supplementation increased DMI slightly in lactating cows, but milk yield was not affected. Sodium supplementation did not limit the decrease in DMI observed in lactating cows at HT; this observation is likely due to the high diet electrolyte balance of the offered diets. Sodium supplementation increased FWI in lactating cows and urinary flow in both physiological states. The interaction between ambient temperature and Na supplementation did not affect either water intake or water evaporation. This study demonstrates that the development of predictive models for water intake that include environmental variables could be based on mechanistic models of evaporation. PMID:24485695

  7. Effects of dietary supplemental sodium bicarbonate on some egg characteristics and blood parameters in Japanese Quail reared under high enviromental temperature

    OpenAIRE

    OKAN, Ferda

    1998-01-01

    The aim of this study was to determine the effects of dietary supplemental sodium bicarbonate on egg production, egg weight, shell quality, feed conversion efficiency, blood pH, plasma Na+ values and blood gas in Japanese quail Layers reared under high environmental temperature. In this study, 9 weeks old 60 female Japanese quail Layers were used and divided equally into two groups. The control group was fed with basal diet where the second group was fed with a diet containing 0.2 % NaHCO3. ...

  8. Viscosity and density tables of sodium chloride solutions

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    Fair, J.A.; Ozbek, H. (comps.)

    1977-04-01

    A file is presented containing tabulated data extracted from the scientific literature on the density and viscosity of aqueous sodium chloride solutions. Also included is a bibliography of the properties of aqueous sodium chloride solutions. (MHR)

  9. The effect of sodium bicarbonate as an abrasive media on ferrous and non-ferrous metal surfaces

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    The effect of bicarbonate ions on the surface of carbon steel, aluminium and copper has been investigated using corrosion analyzer. The corrosion rate of samples due to corrosion action, under static conditions at room temperature has been obtained from the current response using Faradays law. The degree of bicarbonate ions attack was referred to the corrosion rate of each sample. The significant resistance to corrosion and the outstanding stability of the corrosion resistance shows that the excellent performances of the carbon steel over that of aluminium and copper. From the results obtained show that the bicarbonate ions were not attacked on the surface of carbon steel but slightly attacked on the aluminium and copper surfaces. (Author)

  10. Effects of an Ionophore Coccidiostat (Monensin or Salinomycin, Sodium or Potassium Bicarbonate, or Both, and Bacitracin Methylene Disalicylate in Broiler Chicken Diets

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Hooge DM

    2000-01-01

    Full Text Available Peterson x Arbor Acres chicks were grown on used litter to 45 or 46 days of age in three pen trials. Coccidial inoculations were given by water at 14 days of age. Sodium bicarbonate (SBC; 0.20% or potassium bicarbonate (PBC; 0.14% was added to broiler chicken diets containing monensin (MON; 110 mg/kg or salinomycin (SAL; 66 mg/kg in Experiment 1. In Experiment 2, using SAL (55 mg/kg, three dietary bicarbonate treatments (SBC, 0.20%; PBC, 0.20%; or SBC + PBC 0.10% each were tested with or without BMD R (55 mg/kg. Diets differing in SAL, BMD R, and SBC levels were evaluated in Experiment 3. Beneficial interaction was found between ionophores and bicarbonates for mortality (lower when SBC or PBC and MON in Experiment 1. For main effects, in Experiment 1 PBC with MON or SAL improved body weight, feed conversion ratio and mortality. SAL improved weight, feed conversion ratio and mortality compared to MON. In Experiment 2, PBC with SAL improved weight, coccidial lesion score, feed conversion ratio and mortality across two levels of BMD R. The PBC and SBC were equally effective in Experiment 1, but PBC was about 0 to 40% as effective as SBC, depending on parameter in Experiment 2. Half levels of SBC plus PBC generally gave intermediate results between control and SBC. SBC with MON or SAL lowered mortalities, coccidial lesion scores, and feed conversion ratios (Experiments 1 and 2, and increased body weight (Experiment 2. In Experiment 3, BMD R in all feeds improved body weight and feed conversion versus in starter feed only, and SBC with SAL and BMD R improved all performance parameters.

  11. Metabolic attributes, yield and stability of milk in Jersey cows fed diets containing sodium citrate and sodium bicarbonate / Atributos metabólicos, produtividade e estabilidade do leite em vacas Jersey alimentadas com dietas com citrato de sódio e bicarbonato de sódio

    Scientific Electronic Library Online (English)

    Marcelo Tempel, Stumpf; Vivian, Fischer; Giovani Jacob, Kolling; Maira Balbinotti, Zanela; Maria Edi Rocha, Ribeiro; Alexandre Süsenbach de, Abreu.

    2013-05-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar a inclusão de citrato de sódio e de bicarbonato de sódio na dieta de vacas lactantes Jersey e seus efeitos sobre os atributos metabólicos, a produtividade e a estabilidade do leite. Foram avaliados o pH urinário, os níveis sanguíneos de glicose e ureia, o peso e [...] o escore de condição corporal, a produção e a estabilidade do leite (teste do álcool) e as propriedades físico?químicas do leite de 17 vacas, alimentadas com dietas com citrato de sódio (100 g por vaca por dia), bicarbonato de sódio (40 g por vaca por dia) ou sem aditivos. As avaliações foram feitas no 28º e 44º dias. O fornecimento de citrato ou de bicarbonato de sódio não influencia os atributos metabólicos, a produtividade, o peso e o escore de condição corporal das vacas, nem a composição ou a estabilidade do leite. Abstract in english The objective of this work was to evaluate the inclusion of sodium citrate and sodium bicarbonate in the diet of lactating Jersey cows, and its effects on the metabolic attributes, productivity and stability of milk. We evaluated urinary pH, levels of glucose and urea in blood, body weight, body con [...] dition score, milk yield, milk stability (ethanol test), and milk physicochemical properties of 17 cows fed diets containing sodium citrate (100 g per cow per day), sodium bicarbonate (40 g per cow per day) or no additives. Assessments were made at the 28th and 44th days. Supply of sodium citrate or bicarbonate has no influence on the metabolic attributes, productivity, body weight, and body condition score of the cows, neither on the composition and stability of milk.

  12. Hidratação com bicarbonato de sódio não previne a nefropatia de contraste: ensaio clínico multicêntrico / Hydration with sodium bicarbonate does not prevent contrast nephropathy: a multicenter clinical trial

    Scientific Electronic Library Online (English)

    Vitor O., Gomes; Ricardo, Lasevitch; Valter C., Lima; Fábio S., Brito Jr.; Juan Carlos, Perez-Alva; Bruno, Moulin; Airton, Arruda; Denise, Oliveira; Paulo, Caramori.

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available FUNDAMENTO: A exposição ao meio de contraste radiográfico pode causar comprometimento agudo da função renal. Há evidências limitadas e conflitantes de que a hidratação com bicarbonato de sódio previne a Nefropatia Induzida por Contraste (NIC) em pacientes submetidos a cateterismo cardíaco. OBJETIVO: [...] O presente estudo teve como objetivo determinar se o bicarbonato de sódio é superior à hidratação com soro fisiológico para evitar a nefropatia em pacientes de risco submetidos a cateterismo cardíaco. MÉTODOS: Trezentos e um pacientes submetidos a intervenção coronariana percutânea ou angiografia coronariana com creatinina sérica > 1,2 mg/dL ou Taxa de Filtração Glomerular (TFG) Abstract in english BACKGROUND: Radiographic contrast media exposition can cause acute renal function impairment. There is limited and conflicting evidence that hydration with sodium bicarbonate prevents contrast-induced nephropathy (CIN) in patients undergoing cardiac catheterization. OBJECTIVE: The present study was [...] aimed at determining whether sodium bicarbonate is superior to hydration with saline to prevent nephropathy in patients at risk undergoing cardiac catheterization. METHODS: Three hundred and one patients undergoing coronary angiography or percutaneous coronary intervention with serum creatinine > 1.2mg/dL or glomerular filtration rate (GFR)

  13. X-ray diffraction studies on merohedrally twinned ?1–62NtNBCe1-A crystals of the sodium/bicarbonate cotransporter

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    A truncated mutant missing the first 62 residues of the N-terminal, cytoplasmic domain of the sodium-bicarbonate NBCe1-A cotransporter crystallizes in space group P31 with pseudo-P3121 symmetry and a hemihedral twin fraction of 33.0%. Twinned fractions and twin-pair statistics over binned resolutions confirm that the calculated twin fraction is associated with hemihedral twinning and not to non-crystallographic symmetry. NBCe1-A membrane-embedded macromolecules that cotransport sodium and bicarbonate ions across the bilayer serve to maintain acid–base homeostasis throughout the body. Defects result in a number of renal and eye disorders, including type-II renal tubular acidosis and cataracts. Here, crystals of a human truncated mutant of the cytoplasmic N-terminal domain of NBCe1 (?1–62NtNBCe1-A) are reported that diffract X-rays to 2.4 Å resolution. The crystal symmetry of ?1–62NtNBCe1-A is of space group P31 with pseudo-P3121 symmetry and it has a hemihedral twin fraction of 33.0%. The crystals may provide insight into the pathogenic processes observed in a subset of patients with truncating and point mutations in the gene encoding NBCe1

  14. Substituição de monensina sódica por bicarbonato de sódio em dietas de novilhas confinadas / Evaluation of the replacement of Monensin with Sodium Bicarbonate in diets for confined bovines

    Scientific Electronic Library Online (English)

    A.P., Oliveira; R.A., Reis; L.M.A., Bertipaglia; G.M.P., Melo; T.T., Berchielli; J.A., Oliveira; D.R., Casagrande; M.A.A., Balsalobre.

    2013-08-01

    Full Text Available Avaliaram-se os efeitos da substituição da monensina sódica pelo bicarbonato de sódio em dietas de novilhas em confinamento em relação ao desempenho animal, à conversão alimentar e ao parâmetro de fermentação ruminal. Foram utilizadas 56 novilhas mestiças, confinadas por 112 dias, submetidas a dieta [...] s com duas porcentagens de concentrado, 50% e 80% da matéria seca, com adição de monensina sódica ou bicarbonato de sódio, em fatorial 2x2. O volumoso utilizado para compor as dietas testadas foi composto de silagem de milho e cana-de-açúcar na proporção de 60:40, respectivamente. O nitrogênio amoniacal foi maior nos animais alimentos com dietas com alto grão. A monensina, na dieta 80:20, proporcionou maiores valores de nitrogênio amoniacal, uma e nove horas após o consumo da ração. O uso de bicarbonato promoveu os maiores valores de pH ruminal na dieta com 50% de concentrado, de seis a 18 horas após o consumo. Não houve efeito do aditivo sobre o desempenho animal. A alta inclusão de grãos na dieta propiciou aumento do desempenho animal e da eficiência alimentar. Conclui-se que o uso de bicarbonato de sódio em dietas para terminação de animais em confinamento é uma opção viável em substituição à monensina sódica para a manipulação da fermentação ruminal. Abstract in english The effects of replacing monensin with sodium bicarbonate in diets for confined heifers on weight gain (WG), dry matter intake (DMI), feed:gain ratio (FGR) and rumen fermentation parameters were evaluated. Fifity six heifers were utilized (Santa Gertrudis x Braunvieh). Diets were formulated with two [...] levels of concentrate (50% and 80% concentrate) with sodium monensin or sodium bicarbonate. The DMI was higest in heifers with an intake of 80% concentrate. There was not difference when the same concentrate levels were evaluated in relation to the DMI. The heifers at 80% concentrate showed highest WG. There was no significant difference in relation to WG between monensin and bicarbonate treatments and levels concentrate proportions. There were significant effects regarding FGR between treatments. The heifers on 80% concentrate showed lowest FGR. In the evaluation of N-NH3, the highest values were observed, on the whole, at 80:20 diets in relation to 50:50 diets. In the additive use, the monensin on 80:20 diets promoted the highest values of N-NH3 at 1 for 9 hours after feed intake. In the values of ruminal pH, the bicarbonate increased the values on 50:50 at 6 for18 hours after feed intake, in relation to the 80:20 diet. In this case, it was concluded that the use of sodium bicarbonate in diets for confined finishing heifers is a viable option for the replacement of monensin sodium.

  15. Evaluation of the efficacy of oral rehydration solutions using human whole gut perfusion.

    OpenAIRE

    Rolston, D D; Zinzuvadia, S N; Mathan, V I

    1990-01-01

    Whole gut perfusion in humans was used to compare the effect on intestinal water and electrolyte transport of the World Health Organisation oral rehydration solution (solution II, composition in mmol/l: glucose 111, sodium 90, bicarbonate 30, potassium 20; 308 mOsm/kg); a hypertonic commercial oral rehydration solution (solution III, glucose 188, sodium 50, bicarbonate 20, potassium 20 mmol/l; 335 mOsm/kg); and three experimental bicarbonate free, hypotonic oral rehydration solutions: solutio...

  16. Interaction of alkaline earth metal chromates with sodium carbonate solution

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    Reactions of interaction of alkaline earth metal chromates with sodium carbonate solution were studied. The most complete (above 98.5 %) transformation of strontium chromate takes place at threefold excess of sodium carbonate in 333-353 K range

  17. Pulse radiolysis of solutions of sodium tetraphenylborate

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    Liu, K.J.; Langan, J.R.; Salmon, G.A.; Holton, D.M.; Edwards, P.P.

    1988-05-05

    Pulse radiolysis of solutions of sodium tetraphenylborate (NaBPh/sub 4/) indicates that the absorption observed in organic amides with lambda/sub max/ in the range 650-724 nm is not due to Na/sup -/, an electron adduct to BPh/sub 4//sup -/, a triplet excited state, or a proton-donating solvent cation. Experiments in aqueous solution are described in which the reactions of selected radicals with NaBPh/sub 4/ are studied. One-electron oxidation of NaBPh/sub 4/ by N/sub 3//sup .-/ radicals yields a species, assumed to be NaBPh/sub 4//sup ./, with absorption maxima at 335 and 800 nm. A similar spectrum is observed on pulse radiolysis of solutions of NaBPh/sub 4/ in tetramethylurea (TMU), but the long-wavelength absorption is shifted to 725 nm. The formation of an oxidizing radical in irradiated TMU was confirmed by the observation of I/sub 2//sup .-/ on pulse radiolysis of solutions of KI in this solvent. Pulse radiolysis of solution of NaBPh/sub 4/ and KI in TMU demonstrated that these solutes compete for the oxidizing intermediate.

  18. Effect of enteric coated sodium bicarbonate, enzymes and bile combination on the absorption of fat in chronic pancreatitis

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    . Vukovic M., Jojic N.

    2007-03-01

    Full Text Available The effects of (A H2-receptor antagonist (ranitidine and enzyme preparation with bile constituents (Digestal forte, (B Digestal forte and NaHCO3, (C NaHCO3 alone, or (D Digestal forte alone, on the increase of lipolysis, were studied in a double-blind, randomized, prospective, controlled cross-over study in 10 patients with chronic pancreatitis (CP and steatorrhea. All preparations were enteric-coated tablets except ranitidine. The 14C triolein breath test was used to monitor the lipolytic effect of the regimens, the parameter for the efficacy assessment being cumulative recover (CR of 14CO2 after 6 hours. Before the treatment patients underwent the same test procedure. The regimen B produced significantly higher increase in CR, as compared to other regimens (p<0.01. A, B and D regimens induced a significant increase in CR compared to baseline CR (p<0.01, while regimen C had no effect (p>0.05. No differences were observed between the regimes A and D (p>0.05. The results showed that exogenous lipolytic action of Digestal forte remained unaffected by ranitidine (p>0.05. This study suggests that the adding of bicarbonate with Digestal forte may play an important role in the regulation of lypolysis in these patients. Key words: Chronic pancreatitis, enzyme substitution, bicarbonate, ranitidine

  19. Np(V)/Np(IV) in concentrated carbonate/bicarbonate solutions; Np(V)/Np(IV) en solutions carbonate/bicarbonate concentrees

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    Delmau, L.H.; Vitorge, P.; Capdevila, H.

    1996-01-01

    A 1.5 M Na{sub 2}CO{sub 3} solution of Np(V) is electrolysed to Np(IV) at -2.0 V/SHE. -1g(H{sup +}) is decreased from 10.4 to 7.2 by bubbling CO{sub 2} in these solutions, where Np(IV) spectra can be interpreted with the only lost of one CO{sub 3}{sup 2-} anion from the Np(IV) limiting complex. From these spectral changes, the following parameters are fitted: 20.5 {+-} 2.1, 8.44 {+-} 0.9 and 28.9 {+-} 2.9 l/mol./cm for the Np(CO{sub 3}){sub 5}{sup 6-} molar absorptivity at 823, 990 and 1013 nm respectively, and 54.5 {+-} 5.5, 40.6 {+-} 4.1 and 8.53 {+-} 0.9 for the Np(CO{sub 3}){sub 4}{sup 4-} ones, and log((Np(CO{sub 3}){sub 5}{sup 6-}) / ((Np(CO{sub 3}){sub 4}{sup 4-})(CO{sub 3}{sup 2-}))) = 1.47 {+-} 0.08, 1.63 {+-} 0.05, 1.80 {+-} 0.04, 1.79 {+-} 0.10 and 2.21 {+-} 0.03 at the half point reaction in initially 0.2, 0.3, 0.4, 0.5 and 0.6 M Na{sub 2}CO{sub 3} solutions. These values are extrapolated to 0 ionic strength by using the Specific Interaction Theory (SIT). The redox potential of 0.3, 0.6, 1 and 1.5 M Na{sub 2}CO{sub 3} solutions of Np(V) and Np(IV) mixtures, is stable usually after three hours at T from 5 to 60 deg C, and then for up to three weeks at 21.5 deg C. At 25 deg C, its values are 0.247, 0.234, 0.244 and 0.228 V/SEH in 0.3, 0.6, 1 and 1.5 M Na{sub 2}CO{sub 3} solutions. When the tonic strength is equal to 0: E = 0.52 {+-} 0.1 V/SEH and {Delta}S/F = -1.1 {+-} 0.7 mV. deg C{sup -1}. Assuming this potential is controlled by the NpO{sub 2}(CO{sub 3}){sub 3}{sup 5-} + 2 CO{sub 2} + e{sup -} {r_reversible} Np(CO{sub 3}){sub 5}{sup 6-} equilibrium, the formation constant of the limiting complex is deduced by using published values of the other needed equilibria: log {Beta}{sub 5}{sup d}eg = 38 {+-} 4. Qualitative results on the preparation and on the spectra of Np(IV) are used to explain the apparent contradictions between some published results. (authors). 39 refs., figs., tabs.

  20. Prevention of contrast-induced nephropathy with N-acetylcysteine or sodium bicarbonate in patients with ST-segment-myocardial infarction : a prospective, randomized, open-labeled trial

    DEFF Research Database (Denmark)

    Thayssen, Per; Lassen, Jens Flensted

    2014-01-01

    BACKGROUND: Contrast-induced nephropathy (CIN) is a serious condition in patients with ST-segment-elevation myocardial infarction treated with primary percutaneous coronary intervention. We compared the risk of acute CIN and the influence of preventive strategies in patients with ST-segment-elevation myocardial infarction undergoing primary percutaneous coronary intervention. METHODS AND RESULTS: A total of 720 patients were randomized in the Prevention of Contrast-induced Nephropathy in Patients With ST-Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction Undergoing Primary Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (CINSTEMI) trial. Patients were randomly assigned in a 1:1:1:1 ratio to receive hydration with sodium chloride together with 1 of 4 prophylactic regimes (1) N-acetylcysteine (NAC), (2) sodium bicarbonate (NaHCO3) infusion, (3) NAC in combination with NaHCO3, or (4) hydration with sodium chloride infusion alone. Patients in cardiogenic shock were excluded. Acute CIN was defined as an increase in serum creatinine concentration >25% from the baseline value within a 3-day period. Overall, CIN occurred in 141 (21.9%) patients. The prevention treatment with NAC, NaHCO3, or the combined NAC and NaHCO3 did not reduce the rate of CIN significantly compared with hydration with intravenous sodium chloride infusion alone (20.1% versus 20.1% versus 20.8% versus 26.5%; P=NS). However, an increase in serum creatinine >25% from the baseline value to 30 day was significantly lower in patients treated with combined NAC and NaHCO3 (18.7% versus 19.1% versus 9.2% versus 21.3%; P=0.033). CONCLUSIONS: Treatment with NAC or NaHCO3 did not reduce the rate of acute CIN significantly. Combined treatment with NAC and NaHCO3 may reduce the risk of renal dysfunction after 30 days. CLINICAL TRIAL REGISTRATION URL: http://www.clinicaltrials.gov. Unique identifier: NCT01160627.

  1. Prevention of Contrast-Induced Nephropathy With N-Acetylcysteine or Sodium Bicarbonate in Patients With ST-Segment-Myocardial Infarction : A Prospective, Randomized, Open-Labeled Trial

    DEFF Research Database (Denmark)

    Thayssen, Per; Lassen, Jens Flensted

    2014-01-01

    BACKGROUND: Contrast-induced nephropathy (CIN) is a serious condition in patients with ST-segment-elevation myocardial infarction treated with primary percutaneous coronary intervention. We compared the risk of acute CIN and the influence of preventive strategies in patients with ST-segment-elevation myocardial infarction undergoing primary percutaneous coronary intervention. METHODS AND RESULTS: A total of 720 patients were randomized in the Prevention of Contrast-induced Nephropathy in Patients With ST-Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction Undergoing Primary Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (CINSTEMI) trial. Patients were randomly assigned in a 1:1:1:1 ratio to receive hydration with sodium chloride together with 1 of 4 prophylactic regimes (1) N-acetylcysteine (NAC), (2) sodium bicarbonate (NaHCO3) infusion, (3) NAC in combination with NaHCO3, or (4) hydration with sodium chloride infusion alone. Patients in cardiogenic shock were excluded. Acute CIN was defined as an increase in serum creatinine concentration >25% from the baseline value within a 3-day period. Overall, CIN occurred in 141 (21.9%) patients. The prevention treatment with NAC, NaHCO3, or the combined NAC and NaHCO3 did not reduce the rate of CIN significantly compared with hydration with intravenous sodium chloride infusion alone (20.1% versus 20.1% versus 20.8% versus 26.5%; P=NS). However, an increase in serum creatinine >25% from the baseline value to 30 day was significantly lower in patients treated with combined NAC and NaHCO3 (18.7% versus 19.1% versus 9.2% versus 21.3%; P=0.033). CONCLUSIONS: Treatment with NAC or NaHCO3 did not reduce the rate of acute CIN significantly. Combined treatment with NAC and NaHCO3 may reduce the risk of renal dysfunction after 30 days. CLINICAL TRIAL REGISTRATION URL: http://www.clinicaltrials.gov. Unique identifier: NCT01160627.

  2. Stability of Ceftiofur Sodium and Cefquinome Sulphate in Intravenous Solutions

    OpenAIRE

    Agnieszka Do?ha?; Anna Jeli?ska; Marcelina B?benek

    2014-01-01

    Stability of ceftiofur sodium and cefquinome sulphate in intravenous solutions was studied. Chromatographic separation and quantitative determination were performed by using a high-performance liquid chromatography with UV-DAD detection. During the stability study, poly(vinylchloride) minibags were filled with a solution containing 5?mg of ceftiofur sodium or cefquinome sulphate and diluted to 0.2?mg/mL with suitable intravenous solution depending on the test conditions. The solutions for the...

  3. The effect of buffering dairy cow diets with limestone, calcareous marine algae, or sodium bicarbonate on ruminal pH profiles, production responses, and rumen fermentation.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Cruywagen, C W; Taylor, S; Beya, M M; Calitz, T

    2015-08-01

    Six ruminally cannulated Holstein cows were used to evaluate the effect of 2 dietary buffers on rumen pH, milk production, milk composition, and rumen fermentation parameters. A high concentrate total mixed ration [35.2% forage dry matter (DM)], formulated to be potentially acidotic, was used to construct 3 dietary treatments in which calcareous marine algae (calcified remains of the seaweed Lithothamnium calcareum) was compared with limestone (control) and sodium bicarbonate plus limestone. One basal diet was formulated and the treatment diets contained either 0.4% of dietary DM as Acid Buf, a calcified marine algae product (AB treatment), or 0.8% of dietary DM as sodium bicarbonate and 0.37% as limestone (BC treatment), or 0.35% of dietary DM as limestone [control (CON) treatment]. Cows were randomly allocated to treatments according to a double 3×3 Latin square design, with 3 treatments and 3 periods. The total experimental period was 66 d during which each cow received each treatment for a period of 15 d before the data collection period of 7 d. Rumen fluid was collected to determine volatile fatty acids, lactic acid, and ammonia concentrations. Rumen pH was monitored every 10min for 2 consecutive days using a portable data logging system fitted with in-dwelling electrodes. Milk samples were analyzed for solid and mineral contents. The effect of treatment on acidity was clearly visible, especially from the period from midday to midnight when rumen pH dropped below 5.5 for a longer period of time (13 h) in the CON treatment than in the BC (8.7 h) and AB (4 h) treatments. Daily milk, 4% fat-corrected milk, and energy-corrected milk yields differed among treatments, with AB being the highest, followed by BC and CON. Both buffers increased milk fat content. Treatment had no effect on milk protein content, but protein yield was increased in the AB treatment. Total rumen volatile fatty acids and acetate concentrations were higher and propionate was lower in the AB treatment than in CON. The molar proportion of acetate was higher in AB than in CON, but that of propionate was lower in both buffer treatments than in CON. The acetate:propionate ratio was increased in the AB and BC treatments compared with CON. Lactic acid concentration was higher in the CON treatment than in the buffer treatments. Treatment had no effect on rumen ammonia concentrations. Results indicated that buffer inclusion in high concentrate diets for lactating dairy cows had a positive effect on milk production and milk composition. Calcareous marine algae, at a level of 90 g/cow per day, had a greater effect on rumen pH, milk production and milk composition, and efficiency of feed conversion into milk than sodium bicarbonate at a level of 180 g/cow per day. PMID:26026755

  4. Pre-harvest treatments with fungicides and post-harvest dips in sodium bicarbonate to control postharvest decay in stone fruit.

    Science.gov (United States)

    D'Aquino, S; Barberis, A; Satta, D; De Pau, L; Schirra, M

    2012-01-01

    The objective of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of different commercial formulations of fungicides containing one or more active ingredients in controlling postharvest decay of Thyrinthos and Boccuccia apricots, Red top peaches and Caldesi nectarines. Field treatments consisted of two sprays with cupric compounds, at the end of leaf fall and before bud swelling, one with sulfur compound, at fruit about half final size stage, and one with one of the following commercial formulations at the label suggested rates, one week before harvest: Teldor (fenexamid 50%; Bayer Crop Protection), Folicur (Tebuconazole 4.35%; Bayer Crop Protection), Signum (boscalid 26.7%, pyraclostrobin 6.7%; Basf Crop Protection), Score (difenoconazole 23.23%, Syngenta Crop Protection) and Switch (cyprodinil 37.5%, fludioxonil 25%, Syngenta Crop Protection). After harvest the fruit were stored for 1 week at 6 degrees C and 90% RH followed by 1 week at 20 degrees C and 60% RH to simulate retail conditions, or placed directly at 20 degrees C. All formulations significantly reduced decay in all cultivars. Switch, Signum and Folicur were the most active, while Score was slightly less effective. Teldor activity was low, especially in Thyrintos apricots, where the percentage of rotten fruit was slightly lower than in control fruit. Brown rot was the most representative disease, but in apricots a high percentage of fruit was affected by blue mold and grey mold. Rhizopus rot generally developed as a secondary disease on fruit previously affected by other pathogens and was more frequent in control and Teldor treated fruit. Preharvest sprays with Signum 3 days before harvest reduced postharvest decay after 1 week storage at 20 degrees C in Glo haven peaches and Venus nectarine harvested at advanced stage of maturity. Combining pre-harvest sprays with Signum and a 2-min postharvest dip in 2% sodium bicarbonate at 20 degrees C further reduced decay. In Sothern regions of Italy, the use of synthetic fungicides only immediately before harvest in years when the weather conditions are not favorable to brown rot and other pathogens inducing postharvest decay, combined with a postharvest treatment with sodium bicarbonate could be a feasible integrated approach to reduce the risk of selection of resistant strains of fungi to synthetic fungicides while controlling effectively postharvest decay. PMID:23878974

  5. The radiation induced chemistry of uranyl cation in aqueous carbonate ?bicarbonate solutions as followed by NMR spectroscopy

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    Alpha radiation induced formation of hydrogen peroxide in carbonate ?bicarbonate media was followed by 13C NMR using dissolved [233UO2(13CO3)3]4- as the alpha source (Dalpha= 12.1 Gy/hr). Between the pH region between 5.9 and 11.6 hydrogen peroxide causes a varied speciation of the uranyl carbonates that is a function of the uranium, carbonate and the hydrogen peroxide concentrations. It is shown that the speciation of the peroxy carbonates (or other species) formed in solution by titration with hydrogen peroxide are common to those formed by hydrogen peroxide generated by radiolysis. The radiolysis experiment was carried out above pH = 9.96 to minimize the loss of 13CO2 over a 2800 hr period. Radiolytic generation of hydrogen peroxide was followed by formation of a uranyl peroxy carbonate complex and complex formation accelerated for about 1200 hours. Complex formation was observed to terminate at a concentration between 1x10-4 and 5x10-4 M. It is assumed that either a steady state H2O2 production rate was established in solution or that some limiting feature of the experiment was responsible for slowing the yield of product

  6. Prevenção de nefrotoxicidade por contraste com solução de bicarbonato: resultados preliminares e revisão da literatura Prevention of contrast-induced nephropathy by use of bicarbonate solution: preliminary results and literature review

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Ricardo Gonçalves da Silva

    2010-09-01

    Full Text Available INTRODUÇÃO: A incidência da nefropatia por contraste tem aumentado simultaneamente ao aumento da sua utilização com fins diagnósticos e de intervenção terapêutica. A sua incidência na população geral é baixa, porém aumenta exponencialmente em pacientes com fatores de risco como diabetes e doença renal prévia. Várias estratégias têm sido utilizadas na tentativa de prevenir a nefropatia por contraste. Hidratação com solução fisiológica, contraste de baixa osmolalidade ou iso-osmolar e infusão de bicarbonato de sódio são consideradas como as mais eficazes. OBJETIVO: O objetivo deste trabalho é revisar a literatura pertinente sobre prevenção de nefropatia do contraste e estudar, de forma inicial, a eficácia da hidratação a base de bicarbonato de sódio a 1,3% comparada à hidratação a base de cloreto de sódio a 0,9% na prevenção da nefrotoxicidade do contraste em pacientes de alto risco para o seu desenvolvimento. MATERIAIS E MÉTODOS: Foi analisada a literatura por meio de busca sistemática no banco de dados PubMed usando as palavras-chave bicarbonato, nefrotoxicidade, contraste e insuficiência renal aguda e, adicionalmente, foram estudados 27 pacientes, portadores de diabetes mellitus e/ou doença renal crônica prévia e diagnosticados com algum tipo de câncer. RESULTADOS: Nenhum dos pacientes desenvolveu nefropatia do contraste, caracterizada como aumento de 0,5 mg/ dL e/ou de 25% na creatinina basal. CONCLUSÃO: A revisão de literatura sugere fortemente que o uso de bicarbonato de sódio é eficaz na prevenção de nefropatia por contraste. Em relação ao estudo randomizado e controlado o soro fisiológico e o bicarbonato de sódio apresentaram eficácia similar quanto à prevenção de nefrotoxicidade do contraste. No entanto, o pequeno número de pacientes não permite conclusões definitivas.INTRODUCTION: The incidence of contrast-induced nephropathy has increased simultaneously with the increase in contrast medium use in diagnostic and interventional procedures. The incidence of contrast-induced nephropathy in the general population is low, but increases exponentially in patients with risk factors, such as diabetes and chronic kidney disease. Several strategies have been used in order to prevent contrast-induced nephropathy. The most efficient strategies are saline hydration (0.9% or 0.45%, use of low-or iso-osmolality contrast medium, and sodium bicarbonate infusion. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to review the pertinent literature and to assess the efficacy of hydration with 1.3% sodium bicarbonate compared with hydration with 0.9% saline solution in preventing contrastinduced nephropathy in high-risk patients. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A systematic search of the literature was conducted in PubMed by using the following keywords: bicarbonate, nephropathy, contrast medium, and acute kidney failure. In addition, 27 patients with diabetes and/or chronic kidney disease, diagnosed with some kind of cancer were randomized for study. RESULTS: None of the patients developed contrast-induced nephropathy characterized as a 0.5 mg/ dL-increase and/or a relative 25%-increase in baseline creatinine. CONCLUSIONS: The literature review strongly suggested that sodium bicarbonate is effective in preventing contrast-induced nephropathy. Regarding the randomized study, saline solution and bicarbonate solution had similar efficacy in preventing contrast-induced nephropathy. However, the small number of patients does not allow definite conclusions.

  7. Prevenção de nefrotoxicidade por contraste com solução de bicarbonato: resultados preliminares e revisão da literatura / Prevention of contrast-induced nephropathy by use of bicarbonate solution: preliminary results and literature review

    Scientific Electronic Library Online (English)

    Ricardo Gonçalves da, Silva; Nelson Gonçalves da, Silva; Fabiano, Lucchesi; Emmanuel A, Burdmann.

    2010-09-01

    Full Text Available INTRODUÇÃO: A incidência da nefropatia por contraste tem aumentado simultaneamente ao aumento da sua utilização com fins diagnósticos e de intervenção terapêutica. A sua incidência na população geral é baixa, porém aumenta exponencialmente em pacientes com fatores de risco como diabetes e doença ren [...] al prévia. Várias estratégias têm sido utilizadas na tentativa de prevenir a nefropatia por contraste. Hidratação com solução fisiológica, contraste de baixa osmolalidade ou iso-osmolar e infusão de bicarbonato de sódio são consideradas como as mais eficazes. OBJETIVO: O objetivo deste trabalho é revisar a literatura pertinente sobre prevenção de nefropatia do contraste e estudar, de forma inicial, a eficácia da hidratação a base de bicarbonato de sódio a 1,3% comparada à hidratação a base de cloreto de sódio a 0,9% na prevenção da nefrotoxicidade do contraste em pacientes de alto risco para o seu desenvolvimento. MATERIAIS E MÉTODOS: Foi analisada a literatura por meio de busca sistemática no banco de dados PubMed usando as palavras-chave bicarbonato, nefrotoxicidade, contraste e insuficiência renal aguda e, adicionalmente, foram estudados 27 pacientes, portadores de diabetes mellitus e/ou doença renal crônica prévia e diagnosticados com algum tipo de câncer. RESULTADOS: Nenhum dos pacientes desenvolveu nefropatia do contraste, caracterizada como aumento de 0,5 mg/ dL e/ou de 25% na creatinina basal. CONCLUSÃO: A revisão de literatura sugere fortemente que o uso de bicarbonato de sódio é eficaz na prevenção de nefropatia por contraste. Em relação ao estudo randomizado e controlado o soro fisiológico e o bicarbonato de sódio apresentaram eficácia similar quanto à prevenção de nefrotoxicidade do contraste. No entanto, o pequeno número de pacientes não permite conclusões definitivas. Abstract in english INTRODUCTION: The incidence of contrast-induced nephropathy has increased simultaneously with the increase in contrast medium use in diagnostic and interventional procedures. The incidence of contrast-induced nephropathy in the general population is low, but increases exponentially in patients with [...] risk factors, such as diabetes and chronic kidney disease. Several strategies have been used in order to prevent contrast-induced nephropathy. The most efficient strategies are saline hydration (0.9% or 0.45%), use of low-or iso-osmolality contrast medium, and sodium bicarbonate infusion. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to review the pertinent literature and to assess the efficacy of hydration with 1.3% sodium bicarbonate compared with hydration with 0.9% saline solution in preventing contrastinduced nephropathy in high-risk patients. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A systematic search of the literature was conducted in PubMed by using the following keywords: bicarbonate, nephropathy, contrast medium, and acute kidney failure. In addition, 27 patients with diabetes and/or chronic kidney disease, diagnosed with some kind of cancer were randomized for study. RESULTS: None of the patients developed contrast-induced nephropathy characterized as a 0.5 mg/ dL-increase and/or a relative 25%-increase in baseline creatinine. CONCLUSIONS: The literature review strongly suggested that sodium bicarbonate is effective in preventing contrast-induced nephropathy. Regarding the randomized study, saline solution and bicarbonate solution had similar efficacy in preventing contrast-induced nephropathy. However, the small number of patients does not allow definite conclusions.

  8. Design requirements for uranium ion exchange from ammonium bicarbonate solutions in a fluidized system

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    A fluidized countercurrent ion-exchange system was developed, operated, and evaluated. The system consisted of integrated multiple-compartment absorption and elution columns in which the solution flows were continuous except for short periods when resin increments were withdrawn. The exchange of uranyl carbonate between a simulated in situ uranium leach liquor and a strong-base ion-exchange resin together with the subsequent elution with an ammonium chloride solution was studied. The effects of the number of sections, section height, amount of resin withdrawal, solution flow rate, and column diameter were investigated. The kinetic and equilibrium relationships for the absorption and elution steps were also examined. The experimental data indicate a strong interdependence between variables. Solution retention time appears to be a major limiting variable in the absorption process, while resin residence time is the determining factor in the elution process. The column was efficient over a range of conditions, but close control was needed for optimum operation. 30 figures

  9. [An evaluation of the effect of sodium bicarbonate-chloride mineral water on the rat immune system].

    Science.gov (United States)

    Dolgushin, I I; Kolesnikov, O L; Selianina, G A; Mezentseva, E A; Vlasov, A A

    2000-01-01

    Mineral water Uralochka tried in rats is obtained from the spring in the territory of the sanatorium Ural (Chelyabinsk Province). The mineral water contains chloride, hydrocarbonate ions and sodium cations, mineralization is 4.13 g/dm3. A 15-day course of Uralochka drinking did not influence much reaction of delayed hypersensitivity, but increased the absolute number of antibody-forming cells by 95.86%, raised the ability of peritoneal macrophages to absorb latex particles. Thus, mineral water Uralochka can raise intensity of humoral immune response and the ability of macrophages for phagocytosis of the latex particles. Phagocytosis activity and intensity increased by 48.27 and 62.13%, respectively. PMID:11008565

  10. Hydration and ion pairing in aqueous sodium oxalate solutions.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Buchner, Richard; Samani, Faradj; May, Peter M; Sturm, Peter; Hefter, Glenn

    2003-04-14

    Dielectric spectra have been measured for aqueous sodium oxalate solutions up to the saturation concentration (0.04 frequency range 0.2 Eigen theory, consistent with a 2SIP structure for the ion pair. PMID:12728552

  11. Observation of Radiolytic Field Alteration of the Uranyl Cation in Bicarbonate Solution

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    Auto radiolysis of uranium (VI) carbonate solutions between pH 5.9 and 7.2 is shown to alter the uranium speciation over relatively short periods of time and was followed by 13C NMR and visible spectrophotometry, using dissolved [(233UO2)3(CO3)6]6- both as the radiolysis source (D 14.9 Gy/hr) and as a trap for the newly formed hydrogen peroxide. The speciation is different than the uranyl mixed peroxy carbonate species that have been reported for higher pH carbonate solutions. Direct addition of hydrogen peroxide to solutions of the uranyl-carbonate trimer is shown to reproduce the 13C, 17O NMR signatures of the complex(es) formed by radiolysis, but additionally a variety of new complexes are revealed. Ratios of H2O2/trimer 2O2/trimer >1.5 resulted in formation of stable higher order peroxo carbonate complexes. The 13C, 17O NMR signatures and visible spectra of these complexes are described here. Rigorous characterization of the species is an ongoing effort. (authors)

  12. Sodium Test

    Science.gov (United States)

    ... be limited. Home Visit Global Sites Search Help? Sodium Share this page: Was this page helpful? Also known as: Na Formal name: Sodium Related tests: Chloride , Bicarbonate , Potassium , Electrolytes , Osmolality , Basic ...

  13. Radioiodine volatilization from reformulated sodium iodide I-131 oral solution

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    By changing the pH and adding buffers, antioxidants, and stabilizers to a sodium iodide (I-131) oral solution, a reduced radioiodine volatilization was claimed by a commercial supplier of radiopharmaceuticals. This study compares the airborne radioactivity volatilized from the reformulated sodium iodide solution with that which became airborne from a previous formulation. Air samples were obtained from the fume hood's exhaust stack during initial venting, and from the breathing zones of physicians and technologists administering the solution to the patient. Analysis of the air samples indicates significant reduction in the airborne radioiodine following initial venting of the solution vial and during patient administration. Additionally, there has been a decline in the I-131 thyroid burdens for occupationally exposed personnel handling the reformulated sodium iodide solutions

  14. Electron transfer across anodic films formed on tin in carbonate-bicarbonate buffer solution

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    Impedance and steady-state data were recorded in order to study the kinetics of electron transfer between passive tin electrodes and an electrolytic solution containing the K3Fe(CN)6-K4Fe(CN)6 redox couple. Film thickness plays a key role in determining the type of electronic conduction of these oxide covered electrodes. Electron exchange with the oxide takes place with participation of the conduction band in the semiconducting film. A mechanism involving direct electron tunneling through the space charge barrier is the most suitable to interpret the experimental evidence

  15. Crystal growth of calcite from calcium bicarbonate solutions at constant PCO2 and 25°C: a test of a calcite dissolution model

    Science.gov (United States)

    Reddy, Michael M.; Plummer, L. Neil; Busenberg, E.

    1981-01-01

    A highly reproducible seeded growth technique was used to study calcite crystallization from calcium bicarbonate solutions at 25°C and fixed carbon dioxide partial pressures between 0.03 and 0.3 atm. The results are not consistent with empirical crystallization models that have successfully described calcite growth at low PCO2 (crystallization rates and those calculated from the calcite dissolution rate law and mechanism proposed by Plummer et al. (1978).

  16. On vanadium oxide dissolution in sodium carbonate solutions

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    Kinetics of dissolution process of powdered vanadium (5) oxide in sodium carbonate is studied. Activation energy of chemical dissolution of V2O5 at sodium carbonate concentration up to 0.6 mol/dm3 constitutes 35.2 kJ/mol. With sodium carbonate concentration increase the dissolution activation energy decreases to 32.5 kJ/mol. Absolute values of activation energy of the dissolution process, dependence of the reaction order on the temperature in the range of low sodium carbonate concentration, testify to the presence of kinetic difficulties in the process studied. Thus, the process of V2O5 dissolution in sodium carbonate solutions proceeds in the mixed region and obeys regularities of the mixed kinetics

  17. Examination of rheological properties of aqueous solutions of sodium caseinate

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Jolanta Gawa?ek

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Application of sodium caseinate as a functional additive in manufacturing processes requires production of its concentrated aqueous solutions which, in industrial conditions, presents a number of difficulties. In order to develop an effective and optimal industrial process of mixing – manufacturing a concentrated solution of sodium caseinate, it is essential to know rheological properties in a definite range of concentrations changing in the course of the dissolving process. The material for investigations was typical commercial sodium caseinate in the form of dry powder manufactured in Poland from acid casein using the method of extrusion. The objective of the undertaken empirical studies was the assessment of the impact of the concentration on rheological properties of sodium caseinate concentrates. Investigations were carried out for five concentrates manufactured in a mixer equipped in a mechanical agitator at concentrations ranging X (% Î (2.5¸12.5 and changing mass proportions of sodium caseinate in the aqueous solution as follows: GS/G (kgS·kg-1 = 0.025. On the basis of the obtained research results, classical flow curves were plotted for individual concentrates. The determined values of viscosity and density of the examined solutions were correlated in the form of h = f(GS/G and r = f(GS/G dependencies which were used during the determination of classical characteristics of mixing forces essential for the assessment of energetic expenditures required to manufacture concentrates in a mixer equipped in a mechanical agitator. The density of the examined concentrates increased in a way directly proportional, while the dynamic viscosity coefficient increased exponentially together with the increase of sodium caseinate concentration. Sodium caseinate concentrates exhibited Newtonian character in the examined range of concentrations.

  18. Corrosion behaviour of Alloy 800 in high temperature aqueous solutions: Electrochemical studies

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    The anodic behaviour and passivity breakdown of Alloy 800 in aqueous solutions of sodium chloride, sodium sulphate and sodium bicarbonate were studied by electrochemical techniques in the temperature range from 60 C to 280 C. The pitting resistance and pitting morphology of the alloy in chloride plus sulphate and chloride plus bicarbonate mixtures, at 60 C and 280 C, were also examined. Increasing bicarbonate or sulphate additions to chloride solutions shift the characteristic pitting potential of Alloy 800 to higher values, both at low and high temperatures. Changes in pitting morphology were observed in sulphate containing solutions while the morphology of the attack found in bicarbonate containing solutions was similar to that in pure chloride solutions. Finally, no localized or substantial generalized corrosion was detected in pure sulphate or bicarbonate solutions at any temperature. (orig.)

  19. BY THE MECHANOACTIVATION OF SOLUTION OF THE SODIUM SILICATE

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Fedosov Sergey Viktorovich

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available Mixing of cement by the mechanoactivation of the sodium liquid glass solution resulted in increasing of the heat stability and the compressive and flexural strengths of cement stone and reducing of the water adsorption. These data point to compacting of cement stone structure.

  20. Association of ions in solutions of lithium and sodium chlorides

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    The critical distances for the formation of ion pairs were calculated by an ab initio quantum-chemical method using the 6-31G** basis set. The results were in agreement with the Bjerrum theory. Ion pair formation in aqueous solutions of lithium and sodium chlorides was visualized, and the energies of ion pair formation calculated

  1. Sodium bicarbonate as prevention of metabolic acidosis in sheep submitted to experimental ruminal acidosis / Bicarbonato de sódio como preventivo da acidose metabólica em ovinos submetidos à acidose ruminal experimental

    Scientific Electronic Library Online (English)

    Luciane M., Laskoski; Lívia S., Muraro; Marinho S., Santana Júnior; Mariana B., Carvalho; Silvio H., Freitas; Renata G.S., Dória; Marcelo D., Santos; Rosangela Locatelli, Dittrich.

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste estudo foi avaliar o efeito preventivo do bicarbonato de sódio sobre a acidose sistêmica em decorrência da acidose ruminal, a qual foi induzida pelo fornecimento de concentrado após jejum prolongado. Foram utilizados 14 ovinos, divididos em três grupos experimentais: grupo controle [...] (Cg), contendo quatro ovinos, submetidos a jejum sem desenvolvimento de acidose ruminal; grupo não tratado (NTg), contendo cinco ovinos submetidos a acidose ruminal sem tratamento preventivo; e grupo tratado (Tg), contendo cinco ovinos, submetidos a acidose ruminal e tratados preventivamente com bicarbonato de sódio. Foram realizadas avaliações do pH ruminal e hemogasometria arterial, durante 48 horas após o fornecimento do concentrado. Houve redução do pH ruminal em todos os grupos, sendo que o Cg apresentou a redução apenas às 24 horas. Notou-se redução do pH arterial, bicarbonato e excesso de base em todos os grupos, indicando acidose metabólica sistêmica; no entanto, o NTg apresentou o quadro mais grave. Conclui-se que o bicarbonato de sódio possui efeito preventivo da acidose metabólica sistêmica, reduzindo a sua gravidade em ovinos submetidos à acidose ruminal. Abstract in english The aim of this study was to evaluate the preventive effect of sodium bicarbonate on systemic acidosis due to ruminal acidosis, which was induced by ingestion of concentrate after prolonged fasting. Fourteen sheep were divided into three experimental groups: control group (Cg), with four sheep, subm [...] itted to fasting without development of ruminal acidosis; no-treated group (NTg), with five sheep with rumen acidosis without preventive treatment; and treated group (Tg), with five sheep with rumen acidosis and preventively treated with sodium bicarbonate. Assessments of ruminal pH and arterial hemogasometry were performed for 48 hours after ingestion of the concentrate. There was a reduction in the ruminal pH in all groups, whereas the Cg showed a reduction only after 24 hours. A reduction in the arterial pH, bicarbonate and base excess in all groups was also noted, indicating systemic metabolic acidosis, but the NTg presented the greatest alteration. It is concluded that sodium bicarbonate prevents systemic metabolic acidosis, reducing its severity in sheep subjected to ruminal acidosis.

  2. Effect of pH Value on the Electrochemical and Stress Corrosion Cracking Behavior of X70 Pipeline Steel in the Dilute Bicarbonate Solutions

    Science.gov (United States)

    Cui, Z. Y.; Liu, Z. Y.; Wang, L. W.; Ma, H. C.; Du, C. W.; Li, X. G.; Wang, X.

    2015-09-01

    In this work, effects of pH value on the electrochemical and stress corrosion cracking (SCC) behavior of X70 pipeline steel in the dilute bicarbonate solutions were investigated using electrochemical measurements, slow strain rate tensile tests and surface analysis techniques. Decrease of the solution pH from 6.8 to 6.0 promotes the anodic dissolution and cathodic reduction simultaneously. Further decrease of the pH value mainly accelerates the cathodic reduction of X70 pipeline steel. As a result, when the solution pH decreases form 6.8 to 5.5, SCC susceptibility decreases because of the enhancement of the anodic dissolution. When the solution pH decreases from 5.5 to 4.0, SCC susceptibility increases gradually because of the acceleration of cathodic reactions.

  3. On the texturization of monocrystalline silicon with sodium carbonate solutions

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    Vallejo, B.; Gonzalez-Manas, M.; Martinez-Lopez, J.; Caballero, M.A. [Departamento de Cristalografia, Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad de Cadiz, 11510 Puerto Real (Spain)

    2007-05-15

    The texturization of monocrystalline silicon wafers using sodium carbonate solution has been investigated. This etching process has been evaluated in terms of the surface morphology and the reflectance value. The results show that for low concentration of sodium carbonate the increase of texturing time decreases the reflectance value because of the change in morphology from hillocks to pyramidal; on the contrary for intermediate and high concentrations the increase of time has a detrimental effect on texturization because it increases both the pyramid sizes and their non-uniform distribution. However, a good cell performance could be obtained by etching at high concentrations and short times. (author)

  4. In vitro antimicrobial efficiency of a mouthwash containing triclosan/gantrez and sodium bicarbonate / Eficiência antimicrobiana in vitro de um enxaguatório bucal contendo triclosan/gantrez e bicarbonato de sódio

    Scientific Electronic Library Online (English)

    Juliana Rico, Pires; Carlos, Rossa Junior; Antonio Carlos, Pizzolitto.

    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available Diversas substâncias antisépticas têm sido utilizadas como adjuntos aos procedimentos mecânicos rotineiros de higiene oral, com base em seus efeitos antimicrobianos. O objetivo deste estudo foi avaliar, in vitro, a eficiência antimicrobiana de um enxaguatório bucal contendo Triclosan/Gantrez e bicar [...] bonato de sódio, em comparação a controles positivos e negativos. Linhagens padrão de Escherichia coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Actinomyces viscosus e Bacillus subtilis foram utilizadas. Amostras de Streptococcus mutans e Bacilos Gram-negativos foram coletadas de 20 voluntários (10 com um periodonto clinicamente saudável e 10 com gengivite associada à presença de biofilme). A avaliação da atividade antimicrobiana foi realizada pela determinação da Concentração Inibitória Mínima (CIM). Os resultados mostraram que a solução teste inibiu o crescimento de microrganismos Gram-negativos e Gram-positivos da saliva dos voluntários, bem como das linhagens padrão na CIM de 1:20, enquanto que a CIM da diluição de clorexidina 0.12% contra as mesmas bactérias foi de 1:80. Desta forma, apesar de o enxaguatório bucal testado apresentar atividade antimicrobiana in vitro superior à do placebo, esta foi inferior à da Clorexidina. Abstract in english Several antiseptic substances have been used as adjuncts to routine mechanical procedures of oral hygiene, based on their antimicrobial effects. The objective of this study was to assess in vitro the antimicrobial efficiency of a mouthwash containing Triclosan/Gantrez and sodium bicarbonate in compa [...] rison to both positive and negative controls. Standard strain samples of Escherichia coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Actinomyces viscosus and Bacillus subtilis were used. Samples of Streptococcus mutans and Gram-negative bacilli were collected from 20 volunteers (10 with a clinically healthy periodontium and 10 presenting biofilm-associated gingivitis). Evaluation of the antimicrobial activity was performed by determining the minimal inhibitory concentration (MIC). The results indicated that the test solution inhibited the growth of both Gram-negative and Gram-positive microorganisms from the volunteers’ saliva as well as that of the standard strains at the MIC dilution of 1:20, whereas the MIC dilution of 0.12% chlorhexidine against the same bacteria was 1:80. Thus, even though the tested mouthrinse solution presented an in-vitro antimicrobial activity superior to that of a placebo, it was inferior to that of chlorhexidine.

  5. In vitro antimicrobial efficiency of a mouthwash containing triclosan/gantrez and sodium bicarbonate Eficiência antimicrobiana in vitro de um enxaguatório bucal contendo triclosan/gantrez e bicarbonato de sódio

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Juliana Rico Pires

    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available Several antiseptic substances have been used as adjuncts to routine mechanical procedures of oral hygiene, based on their antimicrobial effects. The objective of this study was to assess in vitro the antimicrobial efficiency of a mouthwash containing Triclosan/Gantrez and sodium bicarbonate in comparison to both positive and negative controls. Standard strain samples of Escherichia coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Actinomyces viscosus and Bacillus subtilis were used. Samples of Streptococcus mutans and Gram-negative bacilli were collected from 20 volunteers (10 with a clinically healthy periodontium and 10 presenting biofilm-associated gingivitis. Evaluation of the antimicrobial activity was performed by determining the minimal inhibitory concentration (MIC. The results indicated that the test solution inhibited the growth of both Gram-negative and Gram-positive microorganisms from the volunteers’ saliva as well as that of the standard strains at the MIC dilution of 1:20, whereas the MIC dilution of 0.12% chlorhexidine against the same bacteria was 1:80. Thus, even though the tested mouthrinse solution presented an in-vitro antimicrobial activity superior to that of a placebo, it was inferior to that of chlorhexidine.Diversas substâncias antisépticas têm sido utilizadas como adjuntos aos procedimentos mecânicos rotineiros de higiene oral, com base em seus efeitos antimicrobianos. O objetivo deste estudo foi avaliar, in vitro, a eficiência antimicrobiana de um enxaguatório bucal contendo Triclosan/Gantrez e bicarbonato de sódio, em comparação a controles positivos e negativos. Linhagens padrão de Escherichia coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Actinomyces viscosus e Bacillus subtilis foram utilizadas. Amostras de Streptococcus mutans e Bacilos Gram-negativos foram coletadas de 20 voluntários (10 com um periodonto clinicamente saudável e 10 com gengivite associada à presença de biofilme. A avaliação da atividade antimicrobiana foi realizada pela determinação da Concentração Inibitória Mínima (CIM. Os resultados mostraram que a solução teste inibiu o crescimento de microrganismos Gram-negativos e Gram-positivos da saliva dos voluntários, bem como das linhagens padrão na CIM de 1:20, enquanto que a CIM da diluição de clorexidina 0.12% contra as mesmas bactérias foi de 1:80. Desta forma, apesar de o enxaguatório bucal testado apresentar atividade antimicrobiana in vitro superior à do placebo, esta foi inferior à da Clorexidina.

  6. Electrochemical Recovery of Sodium Hydroxide from Alkaline Salt Solution

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    Hobbs, D.T. [Westinghouse Savannah River Company, AIKEN, SC (United States); Edwards, T.B.

    1996-10-01

    A statistically designed set of tests determined the effects of current density, temperature, and the concentrations of nitrate/nitrite, hydroxide and aluminate on the recovery of sodium as sodium hydroxide (caustic) from solutions simulating those produced from the Savannah River Site (SRS) In-Tank Precipitation process. These tests included low nitrate and nitrite concentrations which would be produced by electrolytic nitrate/nitrite destruction. The tests used a two compartment electrochemical cell with a Nafion Type 324 ion-exchange membrane. Caustic was successfully recovered from the waste solutions. Evaluation of the testing results indicated that the transport of sodium across the membrane was not significantly affected by any of the varied parameters. The observed variance in the sodium flux is attributed to experimental errors and variations in the performance characteristics of individual pieces of the organic-based Nafion membrane.Additional testing is recommended to determine the maximum current density, to evaluate the chemical durability of the organic membrane as a function of current density and to compare the durability and performance characteristics of the organic-based Nafion membrane with that of other commercially available organic membranes and the inorganic class of membranes under development by Ceramatec and PNNL.

  7. Measurements of the viscosity of sodium tetraborate (borax)-UO2 and of sodium metaborate-UO2 liquid solutions

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    Adding UO2 produces an increase of viscosity of borax and sodium metaborate. For temperatures below 9200C the measurements with the borax-UO2 solution show a phase separation. Contrary to borax the sodium metaborate solutions indicate a well defined melting point. At temperatures slightly below the melting point a solid phase is formed. The tested sodium-borates-UO2 mixtures are in liquid form. (DG)

  8. Positronium lifetime studies in aqueous sodium dodecyl sulphate micellar solutions

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    Positronium lifetime measurements were performed in aqueous SDS (sodium dodecyl sulphate) solutions at different temperatures. The o-Ps (orthopositronium) lifetime shows monotonous increase vs. surfactant concentration and temperature. Results are explained by a simple model based on o-Ps diffusion and on the residence probability of o-Ps atoms in micelles; a lower boundary for o-Ps diffusion coefficient in the solvent was estimated. (author)

  9. Kinetics of gibbsite leaching in sodium hydroxide aqueous solution

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Pavlovi? Ljubica J.

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available In order to study the kinetics and mechanism of the reaction, laboratory leaching was carried out with industrially produced gibbsite ?-Al(OH3 in aqueous solutions containing an excess of sodium hydroxide. The results obtained reaction temperature, duration and base concentration varied. The basic kinetic parameters were determined from: the reaction rate constant k=8.72·107 exp (-74990/RT and the process activation energy in the range Ea=72.5-96.81 kJ/mol.

  10. Molybdenum recovery from sulfide ores by alkali sodium hypochlorite solution

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    The specified kinetic characteristics of hydrochemical oxidation of molybdenite by sodium hypochlorite are discussed. The methods of hypochlorite synthesis, Mo recovery from solutions after leaching are selected. It is shown that the most acceptable method of preparing hypochlorite should be considered the NaCl solution electrolysis. Mo recovery from solutions after leaching has been performed by sorption on V-P-1p anionite, eluated from resin by 10% solution of ammonia, commodity product has been extracted in a form of ammonium polymolybdate. A principle flowsheet of Mo recovery from sulfide ores is suggested. The flowsheet has been tested under laboratory conditions. It ensures a closed cycle of leaching solution circulation and meets the requirements of environment control

  11. Potentiometric monitoring of sodium borohydride in aqueous solutions

    Scientific Electronic Library Online (English)

    Diogo M. F., Santos; César A. C., Sequeira.

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available Platina, paládio, ouro, cádmio, níquel e nióbio imersos em soluções alcalinas de borohidreto de sódio são caracterizados por respostas de eléctrodo que permitem monitorizar o conteúdo em borohidreto presente num dado meio aquoso. Descreve-se uma técnica de titulação potenciométrica relativamente sim [...] ples e precisa que pode ser aplicada para a análise de soluções de borohidreto. Abstract in english Platinum, palladium, gold, cadmium, nickel and niobium immersed in sodium borohydride alkaline solutions are characterised by electrode responses that allow monitoring the borohydride present in aqueous media. A simple and relatively precise potentiometric titration technique is described and applie [...] d for the analysis of borohydride solutions.

  12. Radiolytic oxidation behavior of neptunium in sodium chloride solutions

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    Radiolytic oxidation behavior of neptunium was investigated in order to predict its migration behavior at the disposal site for radioactive waste. Neptunium, in 5 mol/dm3 sodium chloride solutions of several pH values, was irradiated by ?-particles of 238Pu which had been placed in the solutions as dioxide powder. Solution neptunium redox behavior was compared with that of an unirradiated sample. Pentavalent neptunium, which was stable in the absence of 238Pu, was found to be oxidized to hexavalent and even to heptavalent neptunium. Oxidizing species would be chloride molecule anion (Cl2-) and/or hypochlorite anion (ClO-) which were generated by the reaction between radiolytically generated hydroxide radical (OH) and chloride ion (Cl-). The oxidation rate of pentavalent neptunium was independent of its concentration, but dependent on solution pH. The measured rate constant was (19±4)[H] mol/dm3/d. (author)

  13. Photoionization of Sodium Salt Solutions in a Liquid Jet

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    A liquid microjet was employed to examine the gas/liquid interface of aqueous sodium halide (Na+X-, X=Cl, Br, I) salt solutions. Laser excitation at 193 nm produced and removed cations of the form H+(H2O)n and Na+(H2O)m from liquid jet surfaces containing either NaCl, NaBr or NaI. The protonated water cluster yield varied inversely with increasing salt concentration, while the solvated sodium ion cluster yield varied by anion type. The distribution of H+(H2O)n at low salt concentration is identical to that observed from low-energy electron irradiated amorphous ice and the production of these clusters can be accounted for using a localized ionization/Coulomb expulsion model. Production of Na+(H2O)m is not accounted for by this model but requires ionization of solvation shell waters and a contact ion/Coulomb expulsion mechanism. The reduced yields of Na+(H2O)m from high concentration (10-2 and 10-1 M) NaBr and NaI solutions indicate a propensity for Br- and I- at the solution surfaces and interfaces. This is supported by the observation of multiphoton induced production and desorption of Br+ and I+ from the 10-2 and 10-1 M solution surfaces

  14. SODIUM ALUMINOSILICATE FOULING AND CLEANING OF DECONTAMINATED SALT SOLUTION COALESCERS

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    During initial non-radioactive operations at the Modular Caustic Side Solvent Extraction Unit (MCU), the pressure drop across the decontaminated salt solution coalescer reached ?10 psi while processing ?1250 gallons of salt solution, indicating possible fouling or plugging of the coalescer. An analysis of the feed solution and the 'plugged coalescer' concluded that the plugging was due to sodium aluminosilicate solids. MCU personnel requested Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL) to investigate the formation of the sodium aluminosilicate solids (NAS) and the impact of the solids on the decontaminated salt solution coalescer. Researchers performed developmental testing of the cleaning protocols with a bench-scale coalescer container 1-inch long segments of a new coalescer element fouled using simulant solution. In addition, the authors obtained a 'plugged' Decontaminated Salt Solution coalescer from non-radioactive testing in the MCU and cleaned it according to the proposed cleaning procedure. Conclusions from this testing include the following: (1) Testing with the bench-scale coalescer showed an increase in pressure drop from solid particles, but the increase was not as large as observed at MCU. (2) Cleaning the bench-scale coalescer with nitric acid reduced the pressure drop and removed a large amount of solid particles (11 g of bayerite if all aluminum is present in that form or 23 g of sodium aluminosilicate if all silicon is present in that form). (3) Based on analysis of the cleaning solutions from bench-scale test, the 'dirt capacity' of a 40 inch coalescer for the NAS solids tested is calculated as 450-950 grams. (4) Cleaning the full-scale coalescer with nitric acid reduced the pressure drop and removed a large amount of solid particles (60 g of aluminum and 5 g of silicon). (5) Piping holdup in the full-scale coalescer system caused the pH to differ from the target value. Comparable hold-up in the facility could lead to less effective cleaning and precipitation of bayerite solid particles. (6) Based on analysis of the cleaning solutions from the full-scale test, the 'dirt capacity' of a 40 inch coalescer for these NAS solids was calculated to be 40-170 grams

  15. Efeitos da correção da acidose metabólica com bicarbonato de sódio sobre o catabolismo protéico na insuficiência renal crônica The effects of the correction of metabolic acidosis with sodium bicarbonate on protein catabolism in chronic kidney failure

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Denise MAFRA

    2001-04-01

    Full Text Available A desnutrição protéico-energética constitui problema comum aos pacientes com insuficiência renal crônica, influenciando diretamente na sua morbi-mortalidade. A acidose metabólica tem papel no catabolismo protéico, ativando a via proteolítica proteasoma-ubiquitina, dependente de adenosina trifosfato, e conjuntamente com glicocorticóides induz uma maior atividade na desidrogenase que degrada os aminoácidos de cadeia ramificada. Esta revisão teve como objetivo descrever o mecanismo pelo qual a acidose metabólica nos pacientes com insuficiência renal crônica promove o catabolismo protéico, favorecendo assim a desnutrição, bem como avaliar os efeitos do uso de bicarbonato de sódio na correção da acidose e conseqüentemente redução do catabolismo protéico. Pesquisas mostram melhora da acidose pelo uso de bicarbonato de sódio e conseqüente redução do catabolismo protéico na insuficiência renal crônica, podendo ser esta uma conduta promissora na atenuação da desnutrição nestes pacientes.Protein-Energy Malnutrition is common among patients with chronic kidney failure, thus increasing morbidity and mortality. Several studies have shown that metabolic acidosis is a major cause of muscle protein breakdown, and recently it was attributed to ATP-dependent ubiquitin-proteasome proteolytic pathway. Acidosis, plus glucocorticoids, also respond to increasing branched-chain amino acids oxidation. In this review, the impact of metabolic acidosis on protein and amino acid metabolism is examined in order to understand its effect on lean body mass and the nutritional status of patients with chronic kidney failure. The study also observes whether or not sodium bicarbonate supplementation is beneficial to chronic kidney failure patients. In summary, there is a preliminary evidence suggesting that the correction of acidosis using sodium bicarbonate reduces protein degradation in chronic kidney failure patients, thus emerging as a potential therapy for reducing protein-energy malnutrition among them.

  16. Efeitos da correção da acidose metabólica com bicarbonato de sódio sobre o catabolismo protéico na insuficiência renal crônica / The effects of the correction of metabolic acidosis with sodium bicarbonate on protein catabolism in chronic kidney failure

    Scientific Electronic Library Online (English)

    Denise, MAFRA; Roberto Carlos, BURINI.

    2001-04-01

    Full Text Available A desnutrição protéico-energética constitui problema comum aos pacientes com insuficiência renal crônica, influenciando diretamente na sua morbi-mortalidade. A acidose metabólica tem papel no catabolismo protéico, ativando a via proteolítica proteasoma-ubiquitina, dependente de adenosina trifosfato, [...] e conjuntamente com glicocorticóides induz uma maior atividade na desidrogenase que degrada os aminoácidos de cadeia ramificada. Esta revisão teve como objetivo descrever o mecanismo pelo qual a acidose metabólica nos pacientes com insuficiência renal crônica promove o catabolismo protéico, favorecendo assim a desnutrição, bem como avaliar os efeitos do uso de bicarbonato de sódio na correção da acidose e conseqüentemente redução do catabolismo protéico. Pesquisas mostram melhora da acidose pelo uso de bicarbonato de sódio e conseqüente redução do catabolismo protéico na insuficiência renal crônica, podendo ser esta uma conduta promissora na atenuação da desnutrição nestes pacientes. Abstract in english Protein-Energy Malnutrition is common among patients with chronic kidney failure, thus increasing morbidity and mortality. Several studies have shown that metabolic acidosis is a major cause of muscle protein breakdown, and recently it was attributed to ATP-dependent ubiquitin-proteasome proteolytic [...] pathway. Acidosis, plus glucocorticoids, also respond to increasing branched-chain amino acids oxidation. In this review, the impact of metabolic acidosis on protein and amino acid metabolism is examined in order to understand its effect on lean body mass and the nutritional status of patients with chronic kidney failure. The study also observes whether or not sodium bicarbonate supplementation is beneficial to chronic kidney failure patients. In summary, there is a preliminary evidence suggesting that the correction of acidosis using sodium bicarbonate reduces protein degradation in chronic kidney failure patients, thus emerging as a potential therapy for reducing protein-energy malnutrition among them.

  17. Interaction of hafnium sulfate with sodium carbonate in solutions

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    The processes of hafnium sulfate complexing with sodium carbonate in aqueous solutions are studied using the methods of pH-metry and IR spectroscopy of aqueous solutions and solid phases. It is shown that in the range of pH>7 complexes of the compositions Hf(CO3)44- and HfOH(CO3)33- are present in solutions. At the ratio Na2CO3:Hf>=7 formation of the complexes with the ratio CO32-:Hf>4, containing bi- and monodentate carbonate ion% is possible. The stability constant of Hf(CO3)44- complex is calculated on the basis of pH-metry data, lgK4=10.1+-0.8

  18. Cost of producing U3O8 from ammonium bicarbonate in situ leach solution by the multiple-compartment ion-exchange system

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    The Bureau of Mines estimated the cost for a uranium ion-exchange recovery system using five grades of U3O8 leach solution producing 815,570 pounds of U3O8 per year from an ammonium bicarbonate in situ leach solution. The system flowsheet consisted of four unit operations: (1) Multiple-compartment ion-exchange (MCIX) absorption; (2) MCIX elution; (3) precipitation of the uranium as yellow cake, filtering, calcining, and packaging; and (4) waste disposal. The total fixed capital cost of a system treating 2,000 gallons per minute of 0.1-gram-per-liter-U3O8 leach solution was estimated as $6,888,000. For a basic case of an MCIX system depreciating in 9 years, unit production cost of U3O8 was $3.51 per pound. A decrease in feed solution grade from 0.4 to 0.03 gram per liter increased the production cost exponentially. Shorter depreciating periods significantly increased the production cost particularly for the lower grade feed solutions

  19. Interaction of praseodymium chloride with sodium decavanadate in aqueous solution

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    Method of residual concentrations, measurement of electric conductivity and pH, differential thermal, X-ray phase and chemical analyses, infrared spectroscopy were used for investigation of praseodymium (3) chloride interaction with sodium decavanadate in aqueous solution. It was established that 25-aqueous praseodymium decavanadate Pr2V10O28 X 25H2O formed as the intermediate solid phase. Then it transformed to the stable solid phase - hexahydrate of acid praseodymium pyrovanadate PrHV2O7 X 6H2O. The prepared vanadates decomposed at ? 130-160 deg C with formation of praseodymium orthovanadate and vanadium (5) oxide

  20. The dissolution of synthetic Na-boltwoodite in sodium carbonate solutions

    Science.gov (United States)

    Ilton, Eugene S.; Liu, Chongxuan; Yantasee, Wassana; Wang, Zheming; Moore, Dean A.; Felmy, Andrew R.; Zachara, John M.

    2006-10-01

    Uranyl silicates such as uranophane and Na-boltwoodite appear to control the solubility of uranium in certain contaminated sediments at the US Department of Energy Hanford site [Liu, C., Zachara, J.M., Qafoku, O., McKinley, J.P., Heald, S.M., Wang, Z. 2004. Dissolution of uranyl microprecipitates in subsurface sediments at Hanford Site, USA. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta68, 4519-4537.]. Consequently, the solubility of synthetic Na-boltwoodite, Na(UO 2)(SiO 3OH) · 1.5H 2O, was determined over a wide range of bicarbonate concentrations, from circumneutral to alkaline pH, that are representative of porewater and groundwater compositions at the Hanford site and calcareous environments generally. Experiments were open to air. Results show that Na-boltwoodite dissolution was nearly congruent and its solubility and dissolution kinetics increased with increasing bicarbonate concentration and pH. A consistent set of solubility constants were determined from circumneutral pH (0 added bicarbonate) to alkaline pH (50 mM added bicarbonate). Average logKspo=5.86±0.24 or 5.85 ± 0.0.26; using the Pitzer ion-interaction model or Davies equation, respectively. These values are close to the one determined by [Nguyen, S.N., Silva, R.J., Weed, H.C., Andrews, Jr., J.E., 1992. Standard Gibbs free energies of formation at the temperature 303.15 K of four uranyl silicates: soddyite, uranophane, sodium boltwoodite, and sodium weeksite. J. Chem. Thermodynamics24, 359-376.] under very different conditions (pH 4.5, Ar atmosphere).

  1. Anodic polarization behavior of low-carbon steel in concentrated sodium hydroxide and sodium nitrate solutions

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    High-level radioactive wastes, primarily consisting of concentrated sodium hydroxide (NaOH) and sodium nitrate (NaNO3) solutions, are stored in large underground storage tanks made of low-carbon steel. The anodic polarization behavior of low-carbon steel in concentrated solutions of 10 M NaOH and various concentrations of NaNO3 (0.01-2.0 M) was determined in order to predict the caustic stress corrosion cracking (CSCC) susceptibility of the tanks. The active-passive transition peak exhibited during anodic polarization of low-carbon steel in 10 M NaOH, typically associated with CSCC, at -0.25 and -0.75 VSCE, is still present at the lower and higher concentrations of nitrate. However, there is a mid-range of nitrate concentrations (0.5-1 M) within which the peak is suppressed by the strongly oxidizing nitrate in the presence of oxygen, a cathodic depolarizer. Temperature also affects the magnitude of this mid-range of nitrate concentrations where CSCC is seen to be electrochemically prevented. The data suggest that the oxygen solubility at the relatively low temperatures tested (corr is driven more noble than the active-passive transition peak

  2. Modified sodium diuranate process for the recovery of uranium from uranium hexafluoride transport cylinder wash solution

    Science.gov (United States)

    Meredith, Austin Dean

    Uranium hexafluoride (UF6) containment cylinders must be emptied and washed every five years in order to undergo recertification, according to ANSI standards. During the emptying of the UF6 from the cylinders, a thin residue, or heel, of UF6 is left behind. This heel must be removed in order for recertification to take place. To remove it, the inside of the containment cylinder is washed with acid and the resulting solution generally contains three or four kilograms of uranium. Thus, before the liquid solution can be disposed of, the uranium must be separated. A modified sodium diuranate (SDU) uranium recovery process was studied to support development of a commercial process. This process was sought to ensure complete uranium recovery, at high purity, in order that it might be reused in the nuclear fuel cycle. An experimental procedure was designed and carried out in order to verify the effectiveness of the commercial process in a laboratory setting. The experiments involved a small quantity of dried UO2F2 powder that was dosed with 3wt% FeF3 and was dissolved in water to simulate the cylinder wash solution. Each experiment series started with a measured amount of this powder mixture which was dissolved in enough water to make a solution containing about 120 gmU/liter. The experiments involved validating the modified SDU extraction process. A potassium diuranate (KDU) process was also attempted. Very little information exists regarding such a process, so the task was undertaken to evaluate its efficacy and determine whether a potassium process yields any significant differences or advantages as compared to a sodium process. However, the KDU process ultimately proved ineffective and was abandoned. Each of the experiments was organized into a series of procedures that started with the UO2F2 powder being dissolved in water, and proceeded through the steps needed to first convert the uranium to a diuranate precipitate, then to a carbonate complex solution, and finally to a uranyl peroxide (UO4) precipitate product. Evaluation of operating technique, uranium recovery efficiency, and final product purity were part of each experiment. Evaluation of a technique for removing fluoride from the diuranate precipitation byproduct filtrate using granular calcite was also included at the end of the uranium recovery testing. It was observed that precipitation of sodium diuranate (SDU) was very nearly complete at a pH of 11-12, using room temperature conditions. Uranium residuals in the filtrate ranged from 3.6 - 19.6 ppm, meaning almost complete precipitation as SDU. It was postulated and then verified that a tailing reaction occurs in the SDU precipitation, which necessitates a digestion period of about 2 hours to complete the precipitation. Further, it was shown, during this phase of the process, that a partial precipitation step at pH 5.5 did not adequately separate iron contamination due to an overlap of uranium and iron precipitations at that condition. Carbonate extraction of the SDU required an extended (3-4 hours) digestion at 40°C and pH 7-8 to complete, with sodium bicarbonate found to be the preferred extractant. The carbonate extraction was also proven to successfully separate the iron contamination from the uranium. Potassium-based chemistry did produce a potassium diuranate (KDU) analogue of SDU, but the subsequent carbonate extraction using either potassium bicarbonate or potassium carbonate proved to be too difficult and was incomplete. The potassium testing was terminated at this step. The uranyl peroxide precipitation was found to operate best at pH 3.5 - 4.0, at room temperature, and required an expected, extended digestion period of 8 -10 hours. The reaction was nearly complete at those conditions, with a filtrate residual ranging from 2.4 to 36.8 ppmU. The uranyl peroxide itself was very pure, with impurity averages at a very low 0.8 ppmNa and 0.004 ppmFe. ASTM maximum levels are 20 ppmNa and 150 ppmFe. Fluoride removal from the SDU precipitation filtrate required multiple passes of the solution through a calcite

  3. Visco-Elastic Properties of Sodium Hyaluronate Solutions

    Science.gov (United States)

    Kulicke, Werner-Michael; Meyer, Fabian; Bingöl, Ali Ö.; Lohmann, Derek

    2008-07-01

    Sodium Hyaluronate (NaHA) is a member of the glycosaminoglycans and is present in the human organism as part of the synovial fluid and the vitreous body. HA is mainly commercialized as sodium or potassium salt. It can be extracted from cockscombs or can be produced by bacterial fermentation ensuring a low protein content. Because of its natural origin and toxicological harmlessness, NaHA is used to a great extent for pharmaceutical and cosmetic products. In medical applications, NaHA is already being used as a component of flushing and stabilizing fluids in the treatment of eye cataract and as a surrogate for natural synovial fluid. Another growing domain in the commercial utilization of NaHA is the field of skin care products like dermal fillers or moisturizers. In this spectrum, NaHA is used in dilute over semidilute up to concentrated (0solutions. In order to optimize NaHA samples for their specific utilization and to find new applications, it is of great interest to understand its viscoelastic behavior. We therefore present in this contribution the results of a comprehensive investigation of the viscous and elastic material functions of different NaHA samples. This includes, besides shear flow and oscillatory experiments, the performance of rheo-optical measurements in order to determine the elastic component in the range of low shear rates and low concentrations.

  4. Improving the Corrosion Inhibitive Strength of Sodium Sulphite in Hydrogen Cyanide Solution Using Sodium Benzoate

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Muhammed Olawale Hakeem AMUDA

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available The improvement in the inhibitive strength of sodium sulphite on corrosion of mild steel in hydrogen cyanide by adding sodium benzoate in regulated volume was investigated using the fundamental weight loss measurement.500 ppm concentration inhibitive mixtures of sodium benzoate and sodium sulphite in three different volume ratios (5/15, 10/10, 15/5 were formulated and studied for corrosion rate in 200ml hydrogen cyanide fluid. Result obtained indicates that the corrosion rate of mild steel in hydrogen cyanide in the presence of sodium benzoate/sodium sulphite inhibitive mixtures range 0.322mmpy to 1.1269mmpy across the three volumetric ratios considered. The 15ml5ml sodium benzoatesodium sulphite mixture had the best average corrosion rate of 0.5123mmpy.The corrosion rate followed reducing pattern after the first 200 hours of immersion. The average corrosion rate in the sodium benzoate / sodium sulphite mixture is less than the rate in sodium sulphite and the mixture is only effective after long time exposure.It is concluded that adding sodium benzoate to sodium sulphite in the volumetric ratio 155ml improves the inhibitive strength of sodium sulphite on the corrosion of mild steel in hydrogen cyanide environment.

  5. Improving the Corrosion Inhibitive Strength of Sodium Sulphite in Hydrogen Cyanide Solution Using Sodium Benzoate

    OpenAIRE

    Muhammed Olawale Hakeem AMUDA; Olusegun Olusoji SOREMEKUN; Olakunle Wasiu SUBAIR; Atinuke OLADOYE

    2008-01-01

    The improvement in the inhibitive strength of sodium sulphite on corrosion of mild steel in hydrogen cyanide by adding sodium benzoate in regulated volume was investigated using the fundamental weight loss measurement.500 ppm concentration inhibitive mixtures of sodium benzoate and sodium sulphite in three different volume ratios (5/15, 10/10, 15/5) were formulated and studied for corrosion rate in 200ml hydrogen cyanide fluid. Result obtained indicates that the corrosion rate of mild steel i...

  6. Clinical Effect of a Mixed Solution of Sodium Hyaluronate and Sodium Carboxymethylcellulose During the Transconjunctival Approach for Orbital Wall Reconstruction

    OpenAIRE

    Kang, Byung Wan; Lee, Hyo Seok; Oh, Han Jin; Yoon, Kyung Chul

    2012-01-01

    This study aimed to evaluate the anti-adhesive effect of a mixed solution of sodium hyaluronate and sodium carboxymethylcellulose (HACMC, Guardix-sol®) during the transconjunctival approach to orbital wall reconstruction. Eighty-seven patients who underwent orbital wall reconstruction by the transconjunctival approach were enrolled in this prospective study. We applied HACMC between the orbicularis oculi muscle and the orbital septum after surgery in 47 patients and did not use it in 40 patie...

  7. Photo-electrochemical analysis of passive film formed on X80 pipeline steel in bicarbonate/carbonate buffer solution

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    Photo-electrochemical measurement was used to explore the formation potential, formation time, chloride ions concentration, applied potential and pH value of the solution on the electronic property of passive film formed on X80 pipeline steel in 1 M NaHCO3/0.5 M Na2CO3 buffer solution. The results showed that the photocurrent is positive, indicating an n-type semiconductor character of the passive film, the photocurrent increased with increasing the formation potential, prolonging the formation time, decreasing chloride ions concentration, rising applied potential and decreasing the pH value of the solution. Capacitance measurement exhibited a positive slope of Mott-Schottky plot, and the slopes of Mott-Schottky plots increased with the increasing formation potential, showing a decrement of the donor density of the passive film

  8. Sodium sulfate as an eluant for concentrated solution of pertechnetate

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    Fission molybdenum-99 based technetium-99m chromatography generators are the most widely employed generator systems in the field of diagnostic nuclear medicine. In the first week these generators provide high specific volume activity Na99mTcO4, but in the second week the radioactive concentration of the eluate (99mTc) becomes ?17% of that at the beginning of the first week. Low specific volume activity limits the clinical procedures (e.g. 99mTc-DTPA for lung ventilation scanning, 99mTc-sestamibi for myocardial perfusion studies, 99mTc-ECD for brain imaging and 99mTc-red cells for testicles) that can be performed at the beginning of the second week. To overcome such limitations sodium sulfate was used as an eluant, which provides >80% of 99mTc radioactivity in 2 ml solution, while 0.9% NaCl provides only 40-45% 99mTc in first 2 ml solution

  9. Use of hypertonic solutions of sodium chloride in hypergranulating wounds

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Bruno de Assis Quelemente, Ana Beatriz Pinto da Silva Morita, Angelo Teixeira Balbi

    2009-04-01

    Full Text Available Objective: to verify the efficiency of hypertonic solution (NaCl/20% on the hypergranulation due to the constant hypergranulating wound beds treated in venous ulcers in the daily clinic practice, which delays and disables cells epithelization. Methodology: clinical case study, performed in an outpatient’s clinic of Médio Vale do Paraíba, from February to March 2008. MCT, 60 years old, female, white skin, systematic arterial hypertension controlled, with wounds on the middle part and region of distal third of the left leg. Dressings were made with prior sterilization sores of sodium chloride to 0.9%, which was applied compress of gauze soaked with hypertonic solution (NaCl 20% was applied on the region presenting hypergrantulation tissue and immediately occluded with dry gauze and fixed with crepe bandage and adhesive tapes. Results: on February 13, 2008, the first wound on the middle part of the left leg measured 3,5 x 2,3 inches (9x6 cm and 2,7 9 inches (7 cm of hypergranulation, and the second wound on the region of distal third of the left leg measured 5,5 x 5,1 inches (14x13 cm and 5,1 inches (13 cm of hypergranulation. After 22 days, the first wound measured 1,5 x 1,5 inches (4X4 cm and 1,5 inches (4 cm of hypergranulation and the second wound measured 4,3 x 3,9 inches (11X10 cm and 2,3 inches (6 cm of hypergranulation. Conclusion: the healing process presented a satisfactory evolution after applying hypertonic solution (NaCl/20% improving the characteristic of the wound bed and diminishing the area where hypergranulation was present.

  10. EFSA Panel on Dietetic Products, Nutrition and Allergies (NDA); Scientific Opinion on the substantiation of health claims related to carbonate and bicarbonate salts of sodium and potassium and maintenance of normal bone (ID 331, 1402) pursuant to Article 13(1) of Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006

    DEFF Research Database (Denmark)

    Tetens, Inge

    2011-01-01

    Following a request from the European Commission, the Panel on Dietetic Products, Nutrition and Allergies was asked to provide a scientific opinion on a list of health claims pursuant to Article 13 of Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006. This opinion addresses the scientific substantiation of health claims in relation to carbonate and bicarbonate salts of sodium and potassium and maintenance of normal bone. The scientific substantiation is based on the information provided by the Member States in the consolidated list of Article 13 health claims and references that EFSA has received from Member States or directly from stakeholders. The food constituents that are the subject of the health claim are carbonate and bicarbonate salts of sodium and potassium. The Panel considers that carbonate and bicarbonate salts of sodium and potassium are sufficiently characterised. The claimed effects are “acid/base balance and bone health” and “bone density/bone health”. The target population is assumed to be the general population.In the context of the proposed wordings, the Panel assumes that the claimed effects refer to the maintenance of normal bone by maintaining acid-base balance. The Panel considers that maintenance of normal bone is a beneficial physiological effect. No references were provided from which conclusions could be drawn for the scientific substantiation of the claim. On the basis of the data presented, the Panel concludes that a cause and effect relationship has not been established between the dietary intake of carbonate or bicarbonate salts of sodium or potassium and maintenance of normal bone.

  11. EFSA Panel on Dietetic Products, Nutrition and Allergies (NDA); Scientific Opinion on the substantiation of health claims related to sodium bicarbonate and maintenance of normal blood pressure (ID 1404) pursuant to Article 13(1) of Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006

    DEFF Research Database (Denmark)

    Tetens, Inge

    2011-01-01

    Following a request from the European Commission, the Panel on Dietetic Products, Nutrition and Allergies was asked to provide a scientific opinion on a list of health claims pursuant to Article 13 of Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006. This opinion addresses the scientific substantiation of health claims in relation to sodium bicarbonate and maintenance of normal blood pressure. The scientific substantiation is based on the information provided by the Member States in the consolidated list of Article...

  12. Kinetics of conversion of celestite to strontium carbonate in solutions containing carbonate, bicarbonate and ammonium ions and dissolved ammonia

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Zoraga Mert

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Celestite concentrate (SrSO4 has been converted to SrCO3 in solutions containing CO32-, HCO3- and NH4+ ions and dissolved ammonia. The effects of stirring speed, CO32- ion concentration; temperature and particle size of SrSO4 on the reaction rate were investigated. It was found that the conversion of SrSO4 was increased by increasing the temperature and decreasing the particle size, while the reaction rate was decreased with increasing the CO32- ion concentration. However, there was no effect of the stirring speed on the reaction rate. The conversion reaction was under chemical reaction control and the Shrinking Core Model was suitable to explain the reaction kinetics. The activation energy for the conversion reaction was found to be 41.9 kJ mol-1. The amounts of the elements in the reaction solution were determined quantitatively by inductively coupled plasma-optical emission spectrometry. The characterization of the solid reactant and product was made using scanning electron microscopy-energy dispersive spectrometry and X-ray powder diffraction analytical techniques.

  13. Lack of promotion of urinary bladder carcinogenesis by sodium bicarbonate and/or L-ascorbic acid in male ODS/Shi-od/od rats synthesizing alpha 2 mu-globulin but not L-ascorbic acid.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Mori, S; Murai, T; Hosono, M; Machino, S; Makino, S; Chou, C; Fukushima, S

    1997-08-01

    The study was designed to investigate whether sodium bicarbonate (NaHCO3) and/or L-ascorbic acid (AsA) promote urinary bladder carcinogenesis in male ODS/Shi-od/od (ODS) rats, which, unlike male F344 rats, are resistant to sodium L-ascorbate (Na-AsA)-promoting effects. Whereas F344 rats can synthesize AsA and alpha 2 mu-globulin (A2 mu-G), only A2 mu-G in produced in ODS rats. The two strains were given 0.05% N-butyl-N-(4-hydroxybutyl)nitrosamine (BBN) in their drinking water for 2 wk and then were fed basal CA-1 diet supplemented with 3% NaHCO3 plus 5% AsA (NaHCO3 + AsA), 3% NaHCO3, 5% AsA, or no chemicals for 32 wk. ODS rats given BBN-NaHCO3 or BBN-(NaHCO3 + AsA) had only a few small carcinomas in the urinary bladder, like those receiving BBN alone or BBN-AsA. In contrast, F344 rats administered BBN-NaHCO3 or BBN-(NaHCO3 + AsA) had many more, larger, carcinoma than animals of the same strain given BBN alone or BBN-AsA. AsA alone did not have any effect in either strain. Administration of NaHCO3 alone or NaHCO3 + AsA was associated with significant elevation of urinary pH and Na+ concentration to the same extent in both strains but, again, AsA alone was without effect. NaHCO3 + AsA and AsA alone increased the urinary concentration of total ascorbic acid in both strains but the observed levels wer lower in ODS rats. The results indicate that ODS rats are resistant to the modifying effects of NaHCO3 and/or AsA on two-stage urinary bladder carcinogenesis, and thus that the susceptibility to the promotional activity of sodium-salt-type compounds may be regulated by factors other than A2 mu-G-synthesizing ability and urinary levels of pH, Na+ and total ascorbic acid. PMID:9350223

  14. [Functioning biological activity of mean mineralized sodium bicarbonate in water from the "Pitoniakówka" source in Szczawnica, designed for health resort potable cures].

    Science.gov (United States)

    Drobnik, M; Latour, T

    2001-01-01

    In the experiments on animals the biological activity of the water from its intake "Pitoniakówka" (outflow B + C + D + G) in Szczawnica has been determined. The basic investigations were carried out on rats whom in the course of 24 days the investigated water was being administered to drink ad libitum or by probe in a single daily dose of 10.7 ml/kg of body weight. It has been ascertained that the water caused a statistically significant increase of the concentration of sodium and a fall of the levels of potassium, magnesium, calcium, total cholesterol, the HDL fraction of cholesterol, total lipids in the blood serum, also of hematocrit, hemoglobin and erythrocytes. The investigated water inhibited the motor activity of the small intestine of the rabbit, caused increased urination and increased water turnover in the organism. A long-lasting application of the investigated water may lead to the genesis of metabolic acidosis. There was not observed any cholagonic and any chologenic activity of the investigated water in guinea pigs or any effect of that water on the elements of the carbohydrate metabolism, the protein metabolism or on the peripheral blood smear in rats. PMID:11452742

  15. Does bicarbonated mineral water rich in sodium change insulin sensitivity of postmenopausal women? / ¿Modifica el agua mineral bicarbonatada rica en sodio la sensibilidad a la insulina de las mujeres postmenopáusicas?

    Scientific Electronic Library Online (English)

    S., Schoppen; F. J., Sánchez-Muniz; A. M.ª, Pérez-Granados; J. A., Gómez-Gerique; B., Sarriá; S., Navas-Carretero; M.ª Pilar, Vaquero.

    2007-10-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo: Estudiar los efectos de la ingesta de 0.5L de dos aguas minerales bicarbonatadas ricas en sodio (BMW-1 y 2), junto con una comida estándar, sobre los cambios en la insulina y la glucosa postprandial; y determinar si los posibles efectos varían en función de la resistencia a la insulina eva [...] luada a través del modelo homeostático (HOMA). Métodos: 18 mujeres postmenopáusicas sanas participaron en un estudio triple cruzado aleatorizado, en el que bebieron 2 aguas minerales bicarbonatadas ricas en sodio (BMW-1 y 2) y un agua mineral débil (LMW) junto con una comida estándar rica en grasa. Se tomaron muestras de sangre en ayunas y postprandiales a los 30, 60 y 120 min. Se determinó glucosa, insulina, colesterol y triglicéridos en suero. La resistencia a la insulina fue estimada a través del HOMA y la sensibilidad a la insulina se calculó mediante el índice de sensibilidad cuantitativa a la insulina (QUICKY). Resultados: Los niveles de glucosa no presentaron cambios. Los valores de HOMA y QUICKY presentaron una fuerte correlación inversa (r = -1,000; p Abstract in english Aim: To study the effects of drinking 0.5 L of two sodium-rich bicarbonated mineral waters (BMW-1 and 2), with a standard meal, on postprandial insulin and glucose changes. And to determine, if the effects vary depending on insulin resistance, measured by homeostasis model assessment (HOMA). Methods [...] : In a 3-way randomized crossover study, 18 healthy postmenopausal women consumed two sodiumrich BMWs and a low-mineral water (LMW) with a standard fat-rich meal. Fasting and postprandial blood samples were taken at 30, 60 and 120 min. Serum glucose, insulin, cholesterol and triacylglycerols were determined. Insulin resistance was estimated by HOMA and insulin sensitivity was calculated by quantitative insulin sensitivity check index (QUICKY). Results: Glucose levels did not change. HOMA and QUICKY values were highly inversely correlated (r = -1,000; p

  16. Avaliação de procedimentos de extração dos óxidos de ferro pedogênicos com ditionito-citrato-bicarbonato de sódio / Evaluation of pedogenic iron oxide extraction procedures with sodium dithionite-citrate-bicarbonate

    Scientific Electronic Library Online (English)

    A. V., Inda Junior; N., Kämpf.

    2003-12-01

    Full Text Available Em 20 amostras hematíticas e goethíticas de horizontes B latossólicos, uma de B plíntico, uma de B incipiente e uma de saprolito, foram avaliados dois procedimentos de extração de óxidos de ferro pedogênicos (Fe d) por ditionito-citrato-bicarbonato de sódio (DCB). O procedimento a 80 ºC (DCB80) extr [...] aiu aproximadamente 90 % do Fe d na primeira extração e praticamente a totalidade do mesmo na segunda extração, sendo mais efetivo que o procedimento a temperatura ambiente (DCB20), o qual teve sua eficiência reduzida com o aumento da substituição isomórfica de Fe3+ por Al3+ na goethita. A substituição isomórfica de Fe3+ por Al3+ na goethita determinada por DCB80 superestimou os valores determinados por DRX conforme aumentaram as extrações. Em amostras hematíticas, esta estimativa foi prejudicada pela presença de maghemita que dissolveu juntamente com a hematita. Abstract in english Pedogenic iron oxides (Fe d) were quantified in 22 hematitic and goethitic soil samples (19 from oxic horizons; one from a plinthic horizon; one from a cambic horizon; one from saprolite) by use of two extraction procedures with sodium dithionite-citrate-bicarbonate (DCB). Approximately ninety perce [...] nt of the Fe d content was extracted at the first extraction by the DCB80 procedure. This procedure was more effective at extracting Fe d than the DCB20, whose efficiency decreased with increasing Al3+-substitution in goethite. Compared with the DRX analysis, Al3+-substitution in goethite determined by the DCB80 procedure was superestimated. Maghemite masked Al3+-substitution estimates in hematite from hematitic samples.

  17. Randomized controlled trial of sodium phosphate tablets vs polyethylene glycol solution for colonoscopy bowel cleansing

    OpenAIRE

    Jung, Yoon Suk; Lee, Chang Kyun; Kim, Hyo Jong; Eun, Chang Soo; Han, Dong Soo; Park, Dong IL

    2014-01-01

    AIM: To compare efficacy, patient compliance, acceptability, satisfaction, safety, and adenoma detection rate of sodium phosphate tablets (NaP, CLICOLONTM) to a standard 4 L polyethylene glycol (PEG) solution for bowel cleansing for adults undergoing colonoscopy.

  18. Thermodynamic properties of aqueous solutions of sodium ibuprofen at 293.15-318.15 K

    Science.gov (United States)

    Manin, N. G.; Perlovich, G. L.

    2015-04-01

    The enthalpies of solution and dilution of aqueous solutions of sodium ibuprofen (NaIBP) with concentrations of m F1 Phoenix differential scanning calorimeter (NETZSCH, Germany). The virial coefficients of the enthalpies of aqueous solutions of NaIBP are derived in terms of the Pitzer model, and the thermodynamic properties of both the solutions and the solution components are calculated over the range of compound solubility. The variation in these characteristics as a function of concentration and temperature is analyzed.

  19. Corrosion behavior of sodium-exposed stainless steels in chloride-containing aqueous solutions

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    The corrosion behavior of sodium-exposed stainless steels in chloride-containing aqueous solutions was investigated. Results showed that sodium-corroded Type 316 stainless steel (prototypic Liquid Metal Fast Breeder Reactor (LMFBR) fuel cladding) maintains its integrity after five months exposure in these solutions at 820C and with chloride content up to 500 ppM. In contrast, sensitized and sodium mass transfer deposit-containing Type 304 stainless steel failed in the high chloride solution (500 ppM) within ten days at the same temperature. The failure was initiated by pitting and subsequently accelerated by intergranular attack. The results also show that high pH tends to reduce the susceptibility to failure while procedures commonly used for sodium removal have no significant effect on the water corrosion behavior of the test material. Based on the current results, it is concluded that water shortage is feasible for spent fuels in a LMFBR reprocessing plant

  20. Bicarbonate sulfate exchange in canalicular rat liver plasma membrane vesicles

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    Meier, P.J.; Valantinas, J.; Hugentobler, G.; Rahm, I. (University Hospital, Zurich (Switzerland))

    1987-10-01

    The mechanism(s) and driving forces for biliary excretion of sulfate were investigated in canalicular rat liver plasma membrane vesicles (cLPM). Incubation of cLPM vesicles in the presence of an inside-to-outside (in, out) bicarbonate gradient but not pH or out-to-in sodium gradients, stimulated sulfate uptake 10-fold compared with the absence of bicarbonate and approximately 2-fold above sulfate equilibrium (overshoot). Initial rates of this bicarbonate gradient-driven ({sup 35}S)-sulfate uptake were saturable with increasing concentrations of sulfate and could be inhibited by probenecid, N-(4-azido-2-nitrophenyl)-2-aminoethylsulfonate, acetazolamide, furosemide, 4-acetamideo-4{prime}-isothiocyanostilbene-2,2{prime}-disulfonic acid, and 4,4{prime}-diisothiocyanostilbene-2,2{prime}-disulfonic acid (IC{sub 50}, {approximately}40 {mu}M). Cisinhibition of initial bicarbonate gradient-stimulated sulfate uptake and transstimulation of sulfate uptake in the absence of bicarbonate were observed with sulfate, thiosulfate, and oxalate but not with chloride, nitrate, phosphate, acetate, lactate, glutamate, aspartate, cholate, taurocholate, dehydrocholate, taurodehydrocholate, and reduced or oxidized glutathione. These findings indicate the presence of a sulfate (oxalate)-bicarbonate anion exchange system in canalicular rat liver plasma membranes. These findings support the concept that bicarbonate-sensitive transport system might play an important role in bile acid-independent canalicular bile formation.

  1. Bicarbonate sulfate exchange in canalicular rat liver plasma membrane vesicles

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    The mechanism(s) and driving forces for biliary excretion of sulfate were investigated in canalicular rat liver plasma membrane vesicles (cLPM). Incubation of cLPM vesicles in the presence of an inside-to-outside (in, out) bicarbonate gradient but not pH or out-to-in sodium gradients, stimulated sulfate uptake 10-fold compared with the absence of bicarbonate and approximately 2-fold above sulfate equilibrium (overshoot). Initial rates of this bicarbonate gradient-driven [35S]-sulfate uptake were saturable with increasing concentrations of sulfate and could be inhibited by probenecid, N-(4-azido-2-nitrophenyl)-2-aminoethylsulfonate, acetazolamide, furosemide, 4-acetamideo-4'-isothiocyanostilbene-2,2'-disulfonic acid, and 4,4'-diisothiocyanostilbene-2,2'-disulfonic acid (IC50, ?40 ?M). Cisinhibition of initial bicarbonate gradient-stimulated sulfate uptake and transstimulation of sulfate uptake in the absence of bicarbonate were observed with sulfate, thiosulfate, and oxalate but not with chloride, nitrate, phosphate, acetate, lactate, glutamate, aspartate, cholate, taurocholate, dehydrocholate, taurodehydrocholate, and reduced or oxidized glutathione. These findings indicate the presence of a sulfate (oxalate)-bicarbonate anion exchange system in canalicular rat liver plasma membranes. These findings support the concept that bicarbonate-sensitive transport system might play an important role in bile acid-independent canalicular bile formation

  2. Bactericidal and cytotoxic effects of sodium hypochlorite and sodium dichloroisocyanurate solutions in vitro.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Heling, I; Rotstein, I; Dinur, T; Szwec-Levine, Y; Steinberg, D

    2001-04-01

    The antimicrobial and cytotoxic effects of sodium hypochlorite (NaOCl) and sodium dichloroisocyanurate (NaDCC) were evaluated and compared in vitro. The minimal inhibitory concentration and minimal bactericidal concentration of NaOCl and NaDCC were tested for Streptococcus sobrinus, Streptococcus salivarius, Enterococcus faecalis, and Streptococcus mutans. The cytotoxic effect was assessed by using human fibroblast tissue culture. Survival rate was assessed by a protein determination method. Results showed that the minimal inhibitory concentration and minimal bactericidal concentration values of NaOCl and NaDCC for the tested bacteria were in a similar range. NaDCC in concentrations higher than 0.02%, and NaOCl in concentrations higher than 0.01% were lethal to fibroblasts. In conclusion it seems that both agents were very effective in killing bacteria, and their cytotoxicity to fibroblasts in tissue culture was similar. PMID:11485267

  3. Distal renal tubular acidosis in infancy: a bicarbonate wasting state.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Rodriguez-Soriano, J; Vallo, A; Garcia-Fuentes, M

    1975-04-01

    Three unrelated infants with apparently distal RTA were investigated. Growth retardation, polyuria, nephrocalcinosis, inappropriately high urinary pH, and marked dependence of bicarbonate excretion on urinary flow were characteristic of the distal or classic form of RTA, but the urinary loss of bicarbonate at normal serum values exceeded that usually found in children or adults with this disorder. Renal tubular function was studied during hypotonic saline diuresis in the three patients and in seven healthy control infants of similar age. Fractional delivery of sodium to the distal nephron was significantly higher in the patients than in control subjects. Sodium transport at the diluting segment was not impaired. The results support the assumption that the bicarbonate wasting was the consequence of an increased delivery of this substance to an already impaired distal nephron and thus further inhibited the distal mechanisms of net acid excretion. PMID:236365

  4. Relevance of rheological properties of sodium alginate in solution to calcium alginate gel properties.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Fu, Shao; Thacker, Ankur; Sperger, Diana M; Boni, Riccardo L; Buckner, Ira S; Velankar, Sachin; Munson, Eric J; Block, Lawrence H

    2011-06-01

    The purpose of this study is to determine whether sodium alginate solutions' rheological parameters are meaningful relative to sodium alginate's use in the formulation of calcium alginate gels. Calcium alginate gels were prepared from six different grades of sodium alginate (FMC Biopolymer), one of which was available in ten batches. Cylindrical gel samples were prepared from each of the gels and subjected to compression to fracture on an Instron Universal Testing Machine, equipped with a 1-kN load cell, at a cross-head speed of 120 mm/min. Among the grades with similar % G, (grades 1, 3, and 4), there is a significant correlation between deformation work (L(E)) and apparent viscosity (?(app)). However, the results for the partial correlation analysis for all six grades of sodium alginate show that L(E) is significantly correlated with % G, but not with the rheological properties of the sodium alginate solutions. Studies of the ten batches of one grade of sodium alginate show that ?(app) of their solutions did not correlate with L(E) while tan ? was significantly, but minimally, correlated to L(E). These results suggest that other factors--polydispersity and the randomness of guluronic acid sequencing--are likely to influence the mechanical properties of the resultant gels. In summary, the rheological properties of solutions for different grades of sodium alginate are not indicative of the resultant gel properties. Inter-batch differences in the rheological behavior for one specific grade of sodium alginate were insufficient to predict the corresponding calcium alginate gel's mechanical properties. PMID:21437788

  5. The influence of low oxygen and contaminated sodium environments on the fatigue behavior of solution treated AISI 316 stainless steel

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    The influence of air and sodium environments on the fatigue properties of solution treated AISI 316 steel was studied by predictive methods and by conducting tests in air, in high temperature sodium, or following pre-exposure to sodium. The sodium environments studied included contaminated sodium or the products of sodium/water flames possibly typical of fast reactor fault conditions, and low oxygen sodium more appropriate to normal plant operation. Generally, fatigue properties were reduced by contaminated sodium or the products of sodium/water flames and improved by low oxygen sodium when compared with similar tests conducted in air. However, complex effects were observed with respect to crack initiation. The experimental results are discussed and generally follow trends predicted by physically based fatigue models. (author)

  6. Effect of different molarities of Sodium Hydroxide solution on the Strength of Geopolymer concrete

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Shivaji S. Bidwe

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available This paper contains the experimental study of strength of geopolymer concrete for different molarities of sodium hydroxide solution. This paper also contains results of the laboratory tests conducted to find out the effect of sodium hydroxide concentration on the strength of the geopolymer concrete. In these days the world is facing a major problem i.e. the environmental pollution. We can use fly ash instead of cement in the construction in order to reduce environmental pollution. The Concrete made by using Fly ash and alkaline liquid mixture as a binder is known as geopolymer concrete. In this study for the polymerization process alkaline liquids used are Sodium Hydroxide (NaOH and Sodium Silicate (Na2SiO3. Different molarities of sodium hydroxide solution i.e. 8M, 10M and 12M are taken to prepare different mixes and the compressive strength is calculated for each of the mix. The size of the cube specimens taken are 150mm X 150mm X 150mm. Curing of these cubes is done in an oven for 3 days and 28 days. The Compressive strength of these geopolymer concrete specimens is tested at 3 days and 28 days. The results show that there is increase in comp. strength of geopolymer concrete with increase in molarity of Sodium Hydroxide Solution. Ordinary Concrete Specimens are also manufactured with cement as binder. It is found that the Compressive strength of Geopolymer Concrete specimens is higher than the Compressive strength of Ordinary Concrete Specimens.

  7. Dissolution of sodium chlorate crystals in supersaturated solutions

    Science.gov (United States)

    Malivuk, Dragana A.; Žeki?, Andrijana A.; Mitrovi?, Mi?o M.; Misailovi?, Branislava M.

    2013-08-01

    The results of the investigations regarding the growth and the dissolution behavior of small sodium chlorate crystals at temperatures near saturation temperature of (31.00±0.02)°C are presented. Above this temperature all the observed crystals dissolved, as was expected. At temperatures between 30.5°C and 31.0°C coexistence of growing, non-growing and dissolving crystals was occurred. At temperatures below 30.5°C dissolution of the crystals did not occur. A significant growth/dissolution rate dispersion existed at all temperatures. Possible reasons for simultaneous growth and dissolution are discussed.

  8. Radiolysis of aqueous solutions of sodium thiosulfates. Chapter 9

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    Radiation-chemical conversion of thiosulphate-ions was studied in 2.15x10-3 to 4x10-2 M Na2S2O3 in the presence of dissolved oxygen. The radiolysis product distribution carried out iodometrically, spectrophotometrically and complexometrically. The products of the thiosulphate ion radiolysis are sulphate, sulphite and sulphur. Study of the low-temperature radiolysis of sodium thiosulphate enables one to establish some of the initial products of the process, namely ion-radicals S2O3- and S2O2-, whose continued conversion leads to the formation of sulphur, sulphite and sulphate

  9. Radiation protection by ascorbic acid in sodium alginate solutions

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    Alginates are gelling hydrocolloids extracted from brown seaweed used widely in the nourishing and pharmaceutical industries. As alginic acid gellification retard food entrance in the stomach alginate is an additive used in diets. The objective of this work was to study the protective action of the ascorbic acid in alginate solutions against the action of 60 Co gamma radiation. One % (w/v) solutions of alginate had been used and concentrations of ascorbic acid varied from 0 to 2.5% (w/v). The solutions were irradiated with doses up to 10 kGy. Viscosity/dose relationship and the p H of the solutions at 25 Centigrade were determined. Ascorbic acid behaved as an antioxidant against radiation oxidative shock in this model system of an irradiated viscous solution. Besides its radiation protective role on alginate solutions ascorbic acid promoted a viscosity increase in the range of concentrations employed. (Author)

  10. Radiation protection by ascorbic acid in sodium alginate solutions

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    Aliste, A.J.; Mastro, N.L. Del [Center of Radiation Technology, IPEN/CNEN/SP, University City, 05508-000 Sao Paulo (Brazil)]. E-mail: ajaliste@ipen.br

    2004-07-01

    Alginates are gelling hydrocolloids extracted from brown seaweed used widely in the nourishing and pharmaceutical industries. As alginic acid gellification retard food entrance in the stomach alginate is an additive used in diets. The objective of this work was to study the protective action of the ascorbic acid in alginate solutions against the action of {sup 60} Co gamma radiation. One % (w/v) solutions of alginate had been used and concentrations of ascorbic acid varied from 0 to 2.5% (w/v). The solutions were irradiated with doses up to 10 kGy. Viscosity/dose relationship and the p H of the solutions at 25 Centigrade were determined. Ascorbic acid behaved as an antioxidant against radiation oxidative shock in this model system of an irradiated viscous solution. Besides its radiation protective role on alginate solutions ascorbic acid promoted a viscosity increase in the range of concentrations employed. (Author)

  11. Viscometric study of chitosan solutions in acetic acid/sodium acetate and acetic acid/sodium chloride.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Costa, Cristiane N; Teixeira, Viviane G; Delpech, Marcia C; Souza, Josefa Virginia S; Costa, Marcos A S

    2015-11-20

    A viscometric study was carried out at 25°C to assess the physical-chemical behavior in solution and the mean viscometric molar mass (M¯v) of chitosan solutions with different deacetylation degrees, in two solvent mixtures: medium 1-acetic acid 0.3mol/L and sodium acetate 0.2mol/L; and medium 2-acetic acid 0.1mol/L and sodium chloride 0.2mol/L. Different equations were employed, by graphical extrapolation, to calculate the intrinsic viscosities [?] and the viscometric constants, to reveal the solvent's quality: Huggins (H), Kraemer (K) and Schulz-Blaschke (SB). For single-point determination, the equations used were SB, Solomon-Ciuta (SC) and Deb-Chanterjee (DC), resulting in a faster form of analysis. The values of ?M¯v were calculated by applying the equation of Mark-Houwink-Sakurada. The SB and SC equations were most suitable for single-point determination of [?] and ?M¯v and the Schulz-Blachke constant (kSB), equal to 0.28, already utilized for various systems, can also be employed to analyze chitosan solutions under the conditions studied. PMID:26344278

  12. Critical role of bicarbonate and bicarbonate transporters in cardiac function.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Wang, Hong-Sheng; Chen, Yamei; Vairamani, Kanimozhi; Shull, Gary E

    2014-08-26

    Bicarbonate is one of the major anions in mammalian tissues and extracellular fluids. Along with accompanying H(+), HCO3 (-) is generated from CO2 and H2O, either spontaneously or via the catalytic activity of carbonic anhydrase. It serves as a component of the major buffer system, thereby playing a critical role in pH homeostasis. Bicarbonate can also be utilized by a variety of ion transporters, often working in coupled systems, to transport other ions and organic substrates across cell membranes. The functions of HCO3 (-) and HCO3 (-)-transporters in epithelial tissues have been studied extensively, but their functions in heart are less well understood. Here we review studies of the identities and physiological functions of Cl(-)/HCO3 (-) exchangers and Na(+)/HCO3 (-) cotransporters of the SLC4A and SLC26A families in heart. We also present RNA Seq analysis of their cardiac mRNA expression levels. These studies indicate that slc4a3 (AE3) is the major Cl(-)/HCO3 (-) exchanger and plays a protective role in heart failure, and that Slc4a4 (NBCe1) is the major Na(+)/HCO3 (-) cotransporter and affects action potential duration. In addition, previous studies show that HCO3 (-) has a positive inotropic effect in the perfused heart that is largely independent of effects on intracellular Ca(2+). The importance of HCO3 (-) in the regulation of contractility is supported by experiments showing that isolated cardiomyocytes exhibit sharply enhanced contractility, with no change in Ca(2+) transients, when switched from Hepes-buffered to HCO3 (-)- buffered solutions. These studies demonstrate that HCO3 (-) and HCO3 (-)-handling proteins play important roles in the regulation of cardiac function. PMID:25225601

  13. An in vivo microperfusion study of distal tubule bicarbonate reabsorption in normal and ammonium chloride rats.

    OpenAIRE

    Levine, D Z

    1985-01-01

    For many years it has been thought that distal nephron hydrogen ion secretion can be importantly modulated by factors such as sodium delivery, sodium avidity, and potassium stores. Free flow micropuncture studies have also indicated that the rate of bicarbonate delivery may also alter the rate of bicarbonate reabsorption. The present studies were undertaken to examine possible luminal influences on total CO2 reabsorption in microperfused distal tubules in the rat in vivo. Tubules from normal ...

  14. The Dissolution of Synthetic Na-Boltwoodite in Sodium Carbonate Solutions

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    Uranyl silicates such as uranophane and Na-boltwoodite appear to control the solubility of uranium in the contaminated sediments at the US Department of Energy Hanford site (Liu et al., 2004). Consequently, the solubility of synthetic Na-boltwoodite was determined over a wide range of bicarbonate concentrations, from circumneutral to alkaline pH, that are representative of porewater and groundwater compositions at the Hanford site. Results show that Na-boltwoodite dissolution was nearly congruent and its solubility increased with increasing bicarbonate concentration. Calculated solubility constants varied by nearly 2 log units from low bicarbonate (no added NaCO3) to 50 mmol/L bicarbonate. However, the solubility constants only vary by 0.5 log units from 0 added bicarbonate to 1.2 mmol/L bicarbonate, where logKsp = 5.39-5.92 and the average logKsp = 5.63. No systematic trend in logKsp was apparent over this range in bicarbonate concentrations. LogKsp values trended down with increasing bicarbonate concentration, where logKsp = 4.06 at 50 mmol/L bicarbonate. We conclude that the calculated solubility constants at high bicarbonate are compromised by an incomplete or inaccurate uranyl-carbonate speciation model

  15. Internal Active Thermal Control System (IATCS) Sodium Bicarbonate/Carbonate Buffer in an Open Aqueous Carbon Dioxide System and Corollary Electrochemical/Chemical Reactions Relative to System pH Changes

    Science.gov (United States)

    Stegman, Thomas W.; Wilson, Mark E.; Glasscock, Brad; Holt, Mike

    2014-01-01

    The International Space Station (ISS) Internal Active Thermal Control System (IATCS) experienced a number of chemical changes driven by system absorption of CO2 which altered the coolant’s pH. The natural effects of the decrease in pH from approximately 9.2 to less than 8.4 had immediate consequences on system corrosion rates and corrosion product interactions with specified coolant constituents. The alkalinity of the system was increased through the development and implementation of a carbonate/bicarbonate buffer that would increase coolant pH to 9.0 – 10.0 and maintain pH above 9.0 in the presence of ISS cabin concentrations of CO2 up to twenty times higher than ground concentrations. This paper defines how a carbonate/bicarbonate buffer works in an open carbon dioxide system and summarizes the analyses performed on the buffer for safe and effective application in the on-orbit system. The importance of the relationship between the cabin environment and the IATCS is demonstrated as the dominant factor in understanding the system chemistry and pH trends before and after addition of the carbonate/bicarbonate buffer. The paper also documents the corollary electrochemical and chemical reactions the system has experienced and the rationale for remediation of these effects with the addition of the carbonate/bicarbonate buffer.

  16. Acute therapy for hyperkalemia with the combined regimen of bicarbonate and beta(2)-adrenergic agonist (salbutamol) in chronic renal failure patients.

    OpenAIRE

    Kim, H. J.

    1997-01-01

    This study was aimed to evaluate the efficacy of combination therapy of bicarbonate and salbutamol for hyperkalemia in 9 hemodialysis patients. Simultaneous administration of 8.4% sodium bicarbonate (i.v., 2 mEq/kg) for 1/2 hour and salbutamol (15 mg) in nebulized form for 10 min was compared with treatment modality of either bicarbonate or salbutamol alone. Infusion of sodium bicarbonate induced a significant rise in plasma bicarbonate from 17.3 +/- 3.2 to 22.1 +/- 2.4 mEq/L (p < 0.01), but ...

  17. Clinical effect of a mixed solution of sodium hyaluronate and sodium carboxymethylcellulose during the transconjunctival approach for orbital wall reconstruction.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Kang, Byung Wan; Lee, Hyo Seok; Oh, Han Jin; Yoon, Kyung Chul

    2012-08-01

    This study aimed to evaluate the anti-adhesive effect of a mixed solution of sodium hyaluronate and sodium carboxymethylcellulose (HACMC, Guardix-sol®) during the transconjunctival approach to orbital wall reconstruction. Eighty-seven patients who underwent orbital wall reconstruction by the transconjunctival approach were enrolled in this prospective study. We applied HACMC between the orbicularis oculi muscle and the orbital septum after surgery in 47 patients and did not use it in 40 patients. Lower lid retraction and marginal reflex distance 2 (MRD(2)) were measured to analyze the degree of postoperative adhesion at 1 week and 1, 3, and 6 months. The degree of MRD(2) showed clinically significant differences at postoperative 1 week and 1 month between the HACMC and control groups (p<0.05). Lower lid ectropion developed in two patients (5.0%) in the control group but did not occur in the HACMC group. In orbital wall reconstruction by the transconjunctival approach, the HACMC mixture solution is effective for preventing adhesion and lower lid ectropion during the early postoperative period. PMID:22977754

  18. Antiadhesive effect of mixed solution of sodium hyaluronate and sodium carboxymethylcellulose after blow-out fracture repair.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Lee, Jong Mi; Baek, Sehyun

    2012-11-01

    Treatment of blow-out fractures is aimed at the prevention of permanent diplopia and cosmetically unacceptable enophthalmos. Porous polyethylene sheets are one of the most common alloplastic implants for blow-out fracture repair. Because adhesion between the porous polyethylene and the orbital soft tissue can result in restrictions of ocular motility, prevention of postoperative adhesion is important in the reconstruction of blow-out fractures. The purpose of this study was to find out the effect of the mixed solution of sodium hyaluronate and sodium carboxymethylcellulose (HACMC) on postoperative adhesion in blow-out fracture repair in an animal model.Twenty-four New Zealand white rabbits were used. An 8-mm defect was made in the maxillary sinuses including the bone and mucosa. A 10-mm porous polyethylene sheet (Medpor; Porex Surgical Inc., Newnan, GA) was inserted in to the defect. The rabbits were divided into a control group and a HACMC group. In the HACMC group, HACMC solution was instilled onto the surface of the implant and then the implant was inserted. The implants were harvested at 1, 2, 4, and 8 weeks after surgery (3 implants each period). Hematoxylin and eosin, Masson trichrome, and CD31 (platelet endothelial cell adhesion molecule-1) stains were performed for evaluation of inflammation, fibrosis, and vascularization.Inflammation appeared less severe in the HACMC group, but the difference between the 2 groups was not statistically significant. The degree of fibrosis was more severe in the control group. There were significant differences in the degree of fibrosis between the 2 groups 4 and 8 weeks after surgery (P = 0.046). The amount of vascularization was similar in both groups.The HACMC solution seemed to be effective for reducing postoperative adhesion in reconstruction of blow-out fractures in a rabbit model. Our results suggest that the application of HACMC solution could be an effective adjunct for the repair of trap-door fractures or revision of blow-out fractures. PMID:23172432

  19. Electric field effects on alanine tripeptide in sodium halide solutions.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Astrakas, Loukas G; Gousias, Christos; Tzaphlidou, Margaret

    2015-12-01

    The electric field effects on conformational properties of trialanine in different halide solutions were explored with long-scale molecular dynamics simulations. NaF, NaCl, NaBr and NaI solutions of low (0.2?M) and high (2?M) concentrations were exposed to a constant electric field of 1000?V/m. Generally, the electric field does not disturb trialanine's structure. Large structural changes appear only in the case of the supersaturated 2.0?M NaF solution containing NaF crystals. Although the electric field affects in a complex way, all the ions-water-peptide interactions, it predominantly affects the electroselectivity effect, which describes specific interactions such as the ion-pair formation. PMID:25006865

  20. In-Situ Method for Treating Residual Sodium

    Science.gov (United States)

    Sherman, Steven R.; Henslee, S. Paul

    2005-07-19

    A unique process for deactivating residual sodium in Liquid Metal Fast Breeder Reactor (LMFBR) systems which uses humidified (but not saturated) carbon dioxide at ambient temperature and pressure to convert residual sodium into solid sodium bicarbonate.

  1. Does bicarbonated mineral water rich in sodium change insulin sensitivity of postmenopausal women? ¿Modifica el agua mineral bicarbonatada rica en sodio la sensibilidad a la insulina de las mujeres postmenopáusicas?

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    S. Schoppen

    2007-10-01

    Full Text Available Aim: To study the effects of drinking 0.5 L of two sodium-rich bicarbonated mineral waters (BMW-1 and 2, with a standard meal, on postprandial insulin and glucose changes. And to determine, if the effects vary depending on insulin resistance, measured by homeostasis model assessment (HOMA. Methods: In a 3-way randomized crossover study, 18 healthy postmenopausal women consumed two sodiumrich BMWs and a low-mineral water (LMW with a standard fat-rich meal. Fasting and postprandial blood samples were taken at 30, 60 and 120 min. Serum glucose, insulin, cholesterol and triacylglycerols were determined. Insulin resistance was estimated by HOMA and insulin sensitivity was calculated by quantitative insulin sensitivity check index (QUICKY. Results: Glucose levels did not change. HOMA and QUICKY values were highly inversely correlated (r = -1,000; p Objetivo: Estudiar los efectos de la ingesta de 0.5L de dos aguas minerales bicarbonatadas ricas en sodio (BMW-1 y 2, junto con una comida estándar, sobre los cambios en la insulina y la glucosa postprandial; y determinar si los posibles efectos varían en función de la resistencia a la insulina evaluada a través del modelo homeostático (HOMA. Métodos: 18 mujeres postmenopáusicas sanas participaron en un estudio triple cruzado aleatorizado, en el que bebieron 2 aguas minerales bicarbonatadas ricas en sodio (BMW-1 y 2 y un agua mineral débil (LMW junto con una comida estándar rica en grasa. Se tomaron muestras de sangre en ayunas y postprandiales a los 30, 60 y 120 min. Se determinó glucosa, insulina, colesterol y triglicéridos en suero. La resistencia a la insulina fue estimada a través del HOMA y la sensibilidad a la insulina se calculó mediante el índice de sensibilidad cuantitativa a la insulina (QUICKY. Resultados: Los niveles de glucosa no presentaron cambios. Los valores de HOMA y QUICKY presentaron una fuerte correlación inversa (r = -1,000; p < 0,0001. Las concentraciones de insulina mostraron un efecto significativo en el tiempo (p < 0,0001 y una interacción agua x tiempo significativa (p < 0,021. A los 120 min los niveles de insulina fueron significativamente inferiores con BMW1 respecto a LMW (p = 0,022. Las concentraciones postprandiales de insulina mostraron patrones significativamente distintos según el tipo de agua que se bebía dependiendo de los n-tiles del HOMA (p = 0,016. Conclusión: Los resultados sugieren un aumento de la sensibilidad a la insulina tras el consumo de las dos aguas minerales bicarbonatadas ricas en sodio. Este efecto es más marcado en las mujeres que tienen unos valores de HOMA más altos. Este tipo de aguas deberían ser consideradas como parte de una dieta saludable con objeto de prevenir la resistencia a la insulina y las enfermedades cardiovasculares.

  2. Chloride and bicarbonate transport in rat resistance arteries

    DEFF Research Database (Denmark)

    Aalkjær, Christian; Hughes, A

    1991-01-01

    1. The role of chloride and bicarbonate in the control of intracellular pH (pHi) was assessed in segments of rat mesenteric resistance arteries (internal diameter about 200 microns) by measurements of chloride efflux with 36Cl-, of pHi with the pH-sensitive dye 2',7'-bis-(2-carboxyethyl)-5 (and-6)-carboxyfluorescein (BCECF) and of membrane potential with intracellular electrodes. 2. The main questions addressed were whether the previously demonstrated sodium-coupled uptake of bicarbonate in thes...

  3. Corrosion Cyclic Voltammetry of Two Types of Heat-Affected Zones (HAZs) of API-X100 Steel in Bicarbonate Solutions

    Science.gov (United States)

    Eliyan, Faysal Fayez; Alfantazi, Akram

    2014-12-01

    This paper examined the electrochemical corrosion behavior and corrosion products of two types of heat-affected HAZs made from API-X100 steel. Cyclic voltammetry, with different scan rates and potential ranges at 10 cycles, was applied to analyze the interdependent corrosion reactions of cathodic reduction, anodic dissolution, passivation, and transpassivation. The HAZ cooled at 60 K/s, from a peak temperature of 1470 K (1197 °C) that was held for 15 seconds, exhibited better passivation and lower cathodic activity than the HAZ cooled at 10 K/s. Increasing bicarbonate concentration, from 0.05 and 0.2 to 0.6 M, increases the anodic activity and cathodic reduction, but accordingly protects the active surfaces and enhances passivation.

  4. Molecular interaction studies of glycylglycine in aqueous sodium halide solutions at 303, 308 and 313k

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    R. Palani

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available Ultrasonic velocity, density and viscosity have been measured for glycylglycine in aqueous sodium halide (NaF, NaCl, NaBr mixture (0.5m at 303, 308 and 313K. Using the experimental values, the adiabatic compressibility, hydration number, apparent molal compressibility, apparent molal volume, limiting apparent molal compressibility, limiting apparent molal volume and their constants (SK, SV, transfer volumes at infinite dilution and viscosity B-coefficient of Jones-Dole equation were calculated. These parameters have been interpreted the molecular interactions in terms of solute-co-solute and solute-solvent interaction present in the given solutions.

  5. Dynamics of dihydrogen bonding in aqueous solutions of sodium borohydride.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Giammanco, Chiara H; Kramer, Patrick L; Fayer, Michael D

    2015-02-26

    Dihydrogen bonding occurs between protonic and hydridic hydrogens which are bound to the corresponding electron withdrawing or donating groups. This type of interaction can lead to novel reactivity and dynamic behavior. This paper examines the dynamics experienced by both borohydride and its dihydrogen-bound water solvent using 2D-IR vibrational echo and IR pump-probe spectroscopies, as well as FT-IR linear absorption experiments. Experiments are conducted on the triply degenerate B-H stretching mode and the O-D stretch of dilute HOD in the water solvent. While the B-H stretch absorption is well separated from the broad absorption band of the OD of HOD in the bulk of the water solution, the absorption of the ODs hydrogen bonded to BHs overlaps substantially with the absorption of ODs in the bulk H?O solution. A subtraction technique is used to separate out the anion-associated OD dynamics from that of the bulk solution. It is found that both the water and borohydride undergo similar spectral diffusion dynamics, and these are very similar to those of HOD in bulk water. Because the B-H stretch is triply degenerate, the IR pump-probe anisotropy decays very rapidly, but the decay is not caused by the physical reorientation of the BH?? anions. Spectral diffusion occurs on a time scale longer than the anisotropy decay, demonstrating that spectral diffusion is not yet complete even when the transition dipole has completely randomized. To prevent chemical decomposition of the BH??, 1 M NaOH was added to stabilize the system. 2D-IR experiments on the OD stretch of HOD in the NaOH/water liquid (no borohydride) show that the NaOH has a negligible effect on the bulk water dynamics. PMID:25635342

  6. Bicarbonate kinetics in Indian males

    Indian Academy of Sciences (India)

    T Raj; R Kuriyan; A V Kurpad

    2006-06-01

    Measurement of rates of in vivo substrate oxidation such as that of glucose, fatty acids and amino acids, are based on tracer (14C or 13C) data, and often depend on the isotopic content of expired CO2. The recovery of tracer-labelled CO2 generated from the oxidation of 13C labelled substrates may not be 100% over short term. This can lead to underestimation of oxidation rate of substrates, and consequently a correction for the incomplete recovery of tracer has to be applied by the determination of the recovery of 13CO2 in the breath during tracer bicarbonate infusions. We have studied the recovery of tracer-labelled bicarbonate using a bolus administration model, and further characterized kinetics of bicarbonate using a three-compartment model, to assess which compartmental fluxes changed during the change from a fasted state to fed state. Recovery of bicarbonate was lower at 69% and 67% (fasted and fed state) than the value of 71% and 74% found during earlier longer term of continuous infusions. During feeding, there was a 20-fold increase in the flux of bicarbonate between the central compartment and the compartment that was equivalent to the viscera. This study shows that the difference between the fasted and fed state recovery of tracer bicarbonate similar to that obtained with continuous infusions, and that bicarbonate fluxes show large changes between different compartments in the body depending on metabolic state.

  7. pH and conductivity of sodium phosphate solutions. [Computer calculation

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    Wright, J.M.; VonNieda, G.E.

    1979-03-01

    This paper describes a computer program for the calculation of the pH and conductivity of sodium phosphate solutions over the phosphate concentration range of 1 to 10000 ppM and sodium to phosphate molar ratios of approximately 2 to 3. pH can be calculated over the temperature range of 0 to 300/sup 0/C; conductivities can be calculated over the temperature range of 0 to 50/sup 0/C. Calculated values of pH and conductivity are compred to measured values and found to be in excellent agreement. Several practical uses for the computer program are discussed.

  8. Concentration of rhenium from dilute sodium chloride solutions

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    DRAGOLJUB M. LUKIC

    2008-03-01

    Full Text Available The conditions for the desorption of rhenium from the anion exchange resin Dowex 1-x8 by HNO3, HCl, H2SO4 and NaOH were determined. The solution (5.0´10-3 mol dm-3 Re in 0.15 mol dm-3 NaCl was passed through a column containing 0.10 g of the resin. The total sorbed amount of rhenium was 0.20 g/g of the resin. It was then eluted by the corresponding eluent in the concentration range up to about 3.0 mol dm-3. The highest elution efficiency and the most favourable elution profile were found with 3.0 mol dm-3 HNO3. Over 77 % of the sorbed rhenium was found in the first 5 ml of the eluate. Practically all the rhenium was recovered with 20 ml of the acid. Under the given experimental conditions, HCl and H2SO4 were less favourable while NaOH was not applicable, due to very low efficiency of rhenium elution.

  9. Study on the standardization for the radioactivity measurement for sodium perrhenate 188Re solution

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    In order to determine the radioactivity of 188Re radiopharmaceuticals accurately with dose calibrators, and ensure the safety and efficacy of the 188Re radiopharmaceuticals, the standardization for the radioactivity measurement of sodium perrhenate 188Re solution with dose calibrators were studied, in which 4? liquid scintillator and 4??-? coincidence method were used to determine the values of radioactivity for the sodium perrhenate 188Re Solution standard source with four experimental set-ups in three laboratories, then the dose calibrators were calibrated with the standard source, and the effect of the type of dose calibrator, the container of the standard source, and the volume of the solution were studied systematically, at last the comparative test was carried out among 10 different dose calibrators in three cities. The results showed that the values of CRC series dose calibrators were all in coincidence within ±3%. In conclusion, having been calibrated by standardization, the CRC series dose calibrators can be used to accurately determine the radioactivity of sodium perrhenate 188Re solution. (authors)

  10. Thermometric quantitative selective analysis of sodium methoxide in methanol industrial solutions

    Scientific Electronic Library Online (English)

    Flavio A., Bastos; Sabir, Khan; Eduardo H., Simões; Carlos A., Teixeira; Matthieu, Tubino.

    2013-08-01

    Full Text Available O metóxido de sódio é usado como reagente ou como catalisador em muitos processos industriais como, por exemplo, na síntese de fármacos e de biodiesel. O presente trabalho apresenta um novo e seletivo método analítico quantitativo termométrico para a determinação de metóxido de sódio em soluções de [...] metanol na presença de íons hidróxido. Para fins de comparação com o método Karl-Fischer, os dois procedimentos foram aplicados a quatro diferentes soluções de metóxido de sódio em metanol, inclusive em presença de hidróxido de sódio, e os resultados foram comparados estatisticamente mostrando total concordância. Abstract in english Sodium methoxide is used as a reagent or a catalyst in many industrial processes such as, for example, pharmaceuticals and biodiesel syntheses. This work presents a new and selective quantitative analytical thermometric method for sodium methoxide determination in methanol solutions in the presence [...] of hydroxide ions. For comparative purposes with the Karl-Fischer procedure, these two methods were applied to four different solutions of sodium methoxide in methanol, including in presence of sodium hydroxide, and the results were compared statistically showing total agreement.

  11. Ternary solution of sodium chloride, succinic acid and water ? surface tension and its influence on cloud droplet activation

    OpenAIRE

    Lihavainen, H.; Viisanen, Y; Anttila, T.; A.-P. Hyvärinen; Vanhanen, J.

    2008-01-01

    Surface tension of ternary solution of sodium chloride, succinic acid and water was measured as a function of both composition and temperature by using the capillary rise technique. Both sodium chloride and succinic acid are found in atmospheric aerosols, the former being main constituent of marine aerosol. Succinic acid was found to decrease the surface tension of water already at very low concentrations. Sodium chloride increased the surface tension linearly as a function of the concentrati...

  12. Saturated Sodium Chloride Solution under an External Static Electric Field: a Molecular Dynamics Study

    OpenAIRE

    Ren, Gan; Wang, Yanting

    2015-01-01

    The behavior of saturated aqueous sodium chloride solutions under a constant external electric field (E) was studied by molecular dynamics (MD) simulation. Our dynamic MD simulations have indicated that the irreversible nucleation process towards crystallization is accelerated by a moderate E, but retarded or even prohibited under a stronger E, which can be understood by the competition between self-diffusion and drift motion. The former increases with E resulting in the acc...

  13. Study on the radiation-induced copolymerization of acrylamide with sodium acrylate in aqueous solution

    Science.gov (United States)

    Ji, H. J.; Zhang, W. X.; Sun, Z. W.; Che, J. T.; Li, Z. H.

    1993-07-01

    In present work, the mechanism of radiation-induced copolymerization of acrylamide(AM) with sodium acrylate(AANa) in aqueous solution was studied. A method to protect the copolymerization system from the crosslinking and a carbon-carbon mechanism to form gel in copolymerization reaction have been proposed. The condition to prepare the products with different molecular weight, especially with very high molecular weight were found.

  14. Removal of Cesium from Aqueous Solutions by Sodium and Calcium Alginates

    OpenAIRE

    Maksim Y. Khotimchenko; Elena A. Podkorytova; Kovalev, Valeri V.; Khozhaenko, Elena V.; Yuri S. Khotimchenko

    2014-01-01

    Environmental pollution with radioactive materials poses a serious threat to public health. Among radioisotopes, cesium is one of the most dangerous elements which can be found in waste disposals of nuclear plants and similar facilities. Pure sodium and calcium alginic salts were investigated as adsorbents for removal of cesium ions from aqueous solution. It was found that both polysaccharides form complexes with the metal ions. Batch equilibrium experiments were...

  15. Small-angle neutron scattering studies of sodium butyl benzene sulfonate aggregates in aqueous solution

    Indian Academy of Sciences (India)

    O. R. Pal; V. G. Gaikar; J. V. Joshi; P. S. Goyal; V. K. Aswal

    2004-08-01

    The aggregation behaviour of a hydrotrope, sodium -butyl benzene sulfonate (Na-NBBS), in aqueous solutions is investigated by small-angle neutron scattering (SANS). Nearly ellipsoidal aggregates of Na-NBBS at concentrations well above its minimum hydrotrope concentration were detected by SANS. The hydrotrope seems to form self-assemblies with aggregation number of 36–40 with a substantial charge on the aggregate. This aggregation number is weakly affected by the hydrotrope concentration.

  16. Passivation of chalcopyrite during the leaching with sulphuric acid solution in presence of sodium nitrate

    OpenAIRE

    Soki? Miroslav D.; Matkovi? Vladislav Lj.; Markovi? Branislav R.; Štrbac Nada D.; Živkovi? Dragana T.

    2010-01-01

    In this work, the process of the chalcopyrite leaching in sulphuric acid solution was investigated. Sodium nitrate was used as oxidant in the leaching process. Chemical reactions of leaching and their thermodynamic possibilities are predicted based on the calculated Gibbs energies and analysis of E?pH diagrams. The negative values of the Gibbs energy show that all chemical reactions are thermodynamically feasible at atmospheric pressure and in a temperature range 25-90°C. At high electrode po...

  17. Small angle neutron scattering studies of ionic micellar solutions of sodium p. octylbenzenesulfonate

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    Ionic micellar solutions of sodium p octylbenzenesulfonate have been studied, by small angle scattering of neutrons. A contrast variation method applied both to solvent and the paraffinic core of the micelle allows to determine all the micellar parameters by two methods of analysis. The results obtained by the two methods are very coherent, showing in a first approximation that correlation effects are eliminated by this procedure

  18. Evaluation of sodium lignin sulfonate as draw solute in forward osmosis for desert restoration

    KAUST Repository

    Duan, Jintang

    2014-03-01

    Sodium lignin sulfonate (NaLS), an abundant waste product of paper manufacturing, can be used in desert restoration. Combined with water and applied on arid land, NaLS has been shown to stabilize sand and provide a medium for plant growth. Here, we demonstrate that NaLS is an efficient draw solute in forward osmosis (FO) to extract water from impaired sources. The osmotic pressure of a 600. g. NaLS/kg water solution is 78. bar (7.8 MPa) as measured by freezing point depression. The FO performance using NaLS draw solute was evaluated with commercial FO membranes under various test conditions. The effects of draw solute concentration, feed salinity and membrane orientation were systematically investigated. Potential ways to optimize the process, e.g. combining fertilizer draw solutes and NaLS, are proposed. © 2013 Elsevier B.V.

  19. Corrosion of Dental Au-Ag-Cu-Pd Alloys in 0.9 % Sodium Chloride Solution

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    Two Au-Ag-Cu-Pd dental casting alloys (Au:12% and 20%) used. The test solutions used 0.9 % NaCl solution (isotonic sodium chloride solution), 0.9 % NaCl solution containing 1 % lactic acid, and 0.9 % NaCl solution containing 1 % lactic acid and 0.1 mol dm-3 Na2S. The surface of two samples in three sample solutions was not natural discoloration during one year. The alloy containing 12 % gold was easily alloyed and the composition was uniform comparing with the alloy containing 20 % gold. The rest potentials have not a little effect after three months. The kinds of metals could not definitely from the oxidation and reduction waves of metal on the cyclic voltammograms. The dissolutions of gold and palladium were 12 % Au sample in the 0.9 % NaCl solution containing 1 % lactic acid and 0.1 mol dm-3 Na2S. The pH of solution had an affect on dissolution of copper, and sulfur ion had an affect on dissolution of silver. The copper dissolved amount from 20 % gold sample was about 26 times comparing with that of 12 % gold sample in the 0.9 % solution containing 1 % lactic acid. Corrosion products were silver chloride and copper chloride in NaCl solution, and silver sulfide and copper sulfide in NaCl solution containing Na2S

  20. Investigation into behaviour of selenurea, sulfite and selenosulfate of sodium in solutions for precipitation of cadmium selenide films

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    The behavior of selenourea, sulphite and selenosulphate of sodium has been studied in alkali solutions used for precipitating the films of cadmium selenide. The process of film formation from alkali solutions containing complex salt of cadmium, selenourea, and sodium sulphite terminates in 15-20 hours at 20 deg C and in 3-4 hours at 40 deg C, depending on pH of the solution. During this period less than 10% of selenourea can transform into sodium selenosulphate and, therefore, the main part of selenourea participates in the formation of cadmium selenide

  1. On the oxygen thresholds for the reactions of liquid sodium with urania and urania-plutonia solid solutions

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    Some calculations of the oxygen potential trehsholds for the reactions of liquid sodium with urania and urania-plutonia solid solutions are presented and compared with experimental data. The reactions relevant to the understanding of the behaviour of breached sodium-cooled fast reactor breeder and fuel pins are those which form a sodium uranate, Na3UO4 (tri-sodium uranium(V) tetroxide) and a sodium urano-plutonate (Na3U1sub(-)sub(x)Pusub(x)O4). The oxygen potential thresholds are thus those for the three-phase fields; sodium, urania and sodium uranate, and sodium, urania-plutonia and sodium urano-plutonate. It has been shown that there is reasonable agreement between the calculated and measured values of oxygen potential in the ternary system. For the quaternary system with plutonium concentrations equivalent to Pu:(U + Pu) ratios of 0.25 there is also reasonable agreement between experimental and calculated values of the oxygen potential of the appropriate phase field. The measured threshold oxygen potentials are very similar for the ternary and quaternary systems as predicted. The difficulty of estimating the trheshold oxygen concentration in liquid sodium from oxygen potential thresholds is illustrated by the use of different data for oxygen solubilities in sodium. The use of the vanadium wire equilibration technique to measure the threshold oxygen potentials in these systems is possible in principle; however, existing experimental results suggest that its application is not straightforward in complex systems. (orig.)

  2. Density, thermal expansion coefficient and viscosity of sodium tetraborate (borax)-UO2 and of sodium metaborate-UO2 solutions at high temperatures

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    Measurements have been performed of the density, of the volumetric thermal expansion coefficient and of the viscosity of liquid sodium tetraborate (borax) and of sodium metaborate both pure and with two different amounts of UO2 dissolved in each. The viscosity measurements have been performed for the solution of sodium tetraborate with UO2 and CeO2, and with CeO2 only as well. These data are required for the design of core-catchers based on sodium borates. The density measurements have been performed with the buoyancy method in the temperature range from 8250C to 13000C, the viscosity measurements in the temperature range 700-12500C with a modified Haake viscosity balance. The balance was previously calibrated at ambient temperature with a standard calibration liquid and at high temperatures, with data for pure borax available from the literature. (orig.)

  3. The elimination of selenium(IV) from aqueous solution by precipitation with sodium sulfide

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    Geoffroy, N., E-mail: nicolas.geoffroy@mail.mcgill.ca [McGill University, 3610 University Street, Montreal, QC H3A 2B2 (Canada); Demopoulos, G.P., E-mail: george.demopoulos@mcgill.ca [McGill University, 3610 University Street, Montreal, QC H3A 2B2 (Canada)

    2011-01-15

    In this study, the removal/precipitation of selenium with sodium sulfide from initially weakly acidic sulfate solutions containing 300 mg/L of selenium(IV) at 23 {sup o}C was studied. The results showed that, below a pH of approximately 7.0, the precipitation reaction was complete at a sulfide to selenium ratio above 1.8 and less than 11 with less than 0.005 mg/L of soluble selenium remaining in solution. When the pH rose between 7.0 and 9.5 the precipitation of selenium was incomplete. Above pH 9.5 the solution turned dark red but no precipitation was apparent. The precipitation reaction started as soon as the sodium sulfide was added in the selenium-bearing solution and was completed in less than 10 min. The orange 'selenium sulfide' precipitates, characterized using X-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy and chemical analysis, were crystalline in the form of aggregated dense particles with their sulfur/selenium molar ratio varying from 1.7 to 2.3. The precipitate was deduced to be a Se-S solid solution consisting of ring molecules of the following Se{sub n}S{sub 8-n} formula, where n = 2.5-3. Long term leachability tests (>2 month equilibration) under ambient conditions at pH 7 showed the produced precipitate to be essentially insoluble (<0.005 mg/L).

  4. Solution and film properties of sodium caseinate/glycerol and sodium caseinate/polyethylene glycol edible coating systems.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Siew, D C; Heilmann, C; Easteal, A J; Cooney, R P

    1999-08-01

    The aim of this study is to determine the effects of plasticizer hydrogen bonding capability and chain length on the molecular structure of sodium caseinate (NaCAS), in NaCAS/glycerol and NaCAS/polyethylene glycol 400 (PEG) systems. Both solution and film phases were investigated. Glycerol and PEG reduced the viscosity of aqueous NaCAS, with the latter having a greater effect. This was explained in terms of protein/plasticizer aggregate size and changes to the conformation of the caseinate chain. In the film phase, glycerol caused more pronounced changes to the film tensile strength compared with PEG. However, the effect of glycerol on film water vapor permeability was smaller. These observations are attributed to the differences in plasticizer size and hydrogen bonding strength that controls the protein-plasticizer and protein-protein interactions in the films. Glass transition calculations from the tensile strength data indicate that the distribution of bonding interactions is more homogeneous in NaCAS/PEG films than in NaCAS/glycerol films. PMID:10552668

  5. Critical role of bicarbonate and bicarbonate transporters in cardiac function

    OpenAIRE

    Wang, Hong-Sheng; Chen, Yamei; Vairamani, Kanimozhi; Shull, Gary E

    2014-01-01

    Bicarbonate is one of the major anions in mammalian tissues and extracellular fluids. Along with accompanying H+, HCO3- is generated from CO2 and H2O, either spontaneously or via the catalytic activity of carbonic anhydrase. It serves as a component of the major buffer system, thereby playing a critical role in pH homeostasis. Bicarbonate can also be utilized by a variety of ion transporters, often working in coupled systems, to transport other ions and organic substrates across cell membrane...

  6. Acid excretion by bicarbonate-free perfused rat kidney.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Garvey, M H; Maude, D L

    1981-04-01

    We measured titratable acid (TA) and NH4 excretion by isolated rat kidneys perfused either with conventional bicarbonate-containing solutions or with solutions in which bicarbonate was replaced by propionate. Rates of TA excretion by bicarbonate-perfused kidneys were similar to in vivo values, 0.27 +/- 0.04 mueq.ml GF-1 (0.21 mueq.min-1.g-1), and increased significantly under bicarbonate-free conditions to 0.70 +/- 0.12 mueq.ml GF-1 (0.42 mueq.min-1.g-1). At the same time the perfusate/urine pH difference (delta pH) increased significantly, from 0.63 +/- 0.06 to 0.92 +/- 0.06. Carbonic anhydrase inhibition by 5 X 10(-4) M acetazolamide alkalinized the urine of bicarbonate-perfused kidneys, while in the bicarbonate-free preparation the urine remained acid (delta pH = 0.27 +/- 0.04) and titratable acid continued to be excreted, though at a reduced rate, 0.19 +/- 0.04 mueq.ml GF-1. Under these same bicarbonate-free carbonic anhydrase-inhibited conditions, lowering the perfusate pH from 7.4 to 7.1 increased delta pH to 0.36 +/- 0.02 and caused total acid excretion (TA + NH4) to rise from 0.29 +/- 0.04 to 0.45 +/- 0.06 mueq.ml GF-1, and increasing the perfusate [HPO4] from 2.4 to 9.6 mM increased TA to 0.80 +/- 0.09 mueq.ml GF-1. PMID:6784580

  7. Electrolyte and glucose contents of ripe and unripe coconut liquid as source of oral rehydration solution

    OpenAIRE

    P Edomwande; Adegoke, A. O.; E O Bamigbowu; M I George-Opuda

    2012-01-01

    Summary: Electrolyte and glucose contents of 20 ripe and 20 unripe coconuts were analysed along with a commercially prepared oral rehydration solution using flame photometry for sodium, potassium and back titration method for bicarbonate estimation while glucose oxidase method was carried out for glucose estimation. The unripe coconut liquid had mean+ SEM of sodium (mmol/L) 40.08 + 3.21, potassium (mmol/l) 24.06 + 0.89, bicarbonate (mmol/l) 1.48 + 0.20 and glucose (mmol/l) 26.30 + 0.21 while ...

  8. Effects and mechanism of ozonation for degradation of sodium acetate in aqueous solution

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    De-min YANG

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available The degradation efficiencies and mechanism of ozonation for the degradation of sodium acetate in aqueous solution were investigated under atmospheric pressure at room temperature (293 K. The effects of the initial pH value, reaction time, and concentrations of, , CaCl2, and Ca(OH2 on the removal rate of chemical oxygen demand (COD were studied. The results indicated that ozonation obviously improved the degradation rate of sodium acetate when the pH value of the solution was not less than 8.5. A suitable long reaction time may be helpful in increasing the COD removal rate, and a removal rate of 36.36% can be obtained after a 30-minute treatment. The COD removal rate increased firstly and decreased subsequently with the increase of the concentration (from 0 to 200 mg/L, and under the same experimental condition it reached the optimum 34.66% at the concentration of 100 mg/L. The COD removal rate was 5.26% lower when the concentration of was 200 mg/L than when there was no . The COD removal rate decreased by 15.68% when the concentration increased from 0 to 200 mg/L. has a more obvious scavenging effect in inhibiting the formation of hydroxyl radicals than . CaCl2 and Ca(OH2 could increase the degradation efficiency of sodium acetate greatly, and the COD removal rates reached 65.73% and 83.46%, respectively, after a 30-minute treatment, 29.37% and 47.10% higher, respectively, than with single ozone oxidation. It was proved that the degradation of sodium acetate in the ozonation process followed the mechanism of oxidization with hydroxyl free radicals (·OH.

  9. Determination of potassium and sodium ions with diaphragm glow discharge plasma in aqueous solution

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    In the present work, a new apparatus of diaphragm glow discharge emission spectroscopy was described for the determination of potassium and sodium ions in aqueous solution. The discharge was formed in a pin hole on a dielectric diaphragm interposed between two submerged graphite electrodes. Effects of pH and applied voltage on the determination have been examined. It was found that decreasing the solution pH and increasing the applied voltage were favorable for the determination performance. Limits of detection for Na and K were 0.002 and 0.05 mg L?1 under the optimum conditions, respectively. It demonstrates that the diaphragm glow discharge emission spectroscopy is a promising technique in measurements of metal ions in aqueous solution, because no optical interferences from the electrodes were found.

  10. Fabrication and corrosion behavior of fresh porous silicon in sodium hydroxide solution

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    The corrosion behavior of fresh porous silicon (f-PS) in sodium hydroxide (NaOH) solution in the presence and absence of ethanol was studied by weight loss measurements and scanning electron microscope (SEM) technique. The phenomena and progress of f-PS corrosion in 1.0 M NaOH at 318 K was obtained and described. Weight loss measurements show that the corrosion rate increases with increasing temperature and concentration of NaOH solution. Meanwhile, the corrosion rate first increases with increasing volume ratio of ethanol in 1.0 M NaOH, and then decreases. Additionally, the thermodynamic and kinetic parameters (Ea, A, ?Ha and ?Sa) for f-PS corrosion were obtained and discussed. And the effect factors (T, c and v) of f-PS corrosion in NaOH solution were studied in this paper. - Highlights: • The corrosion behavior of f-PS in NaOH solution was studied for the first time. • Phenomena and progress of f-PS corrosion in NaOH solution was obtained and described. • The effect factors (T, c and v) of f-PS corrosion in NaOH solution were studied. • The kinetic and thermodynamic parameters were obtained and discussed. • The corrosion rate can be improved by adding ethanol into NaOH solution

  11. Process of transformation of radioactive waste of metal sodium into soda solution by reaction with an alcohol followed by hydrolysis

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    Reviews of the literature and of the laboratory tests are followed by a presentation of the results obtained during experiments carried out on a model with some ten grams of sodium contaminated by radioactive materials and on an industrial pre-pilot with several kilograms of non-contaminated sodium. Sodium is converted into alcoholate through the action of ethylcarbitol (CH3CH2OCH2CH2OCH2OH) on liquid sodium in suspension in xylene at 110 deg C. Once the reaction is complete, xylene is distillated and the alcoholate is in solution in an axcess of alcohol. Hydrolysis by water gives out the initial alcohol which is then extracted from the aqueous phase by toluene. All these operations are carried out in inert atmosphere (nitrogen). Sodium is thus converted into a sodium hydroxide aqueous solution with emission of hydrogen, the intermediate products (alcohol, xylene, toluene) being recyled. The process is reliable and recycling of organic products is favourable economically. The advantage of the method is to concentrate nearly all the radioactivity of the contaminated sodium in the aqueous phase, thus avoiding the dispersion of activity especially with the gaseous effluents. Finally, data are given allowing to consider the realization of a pilot with a weekly capacity of 100 kg of sodium, in semi-continuous operation

  12. Convection phenomena during the growth of sodium chlorate crystals from solution

    Science.gov (United States)

    Chen, P. S.; Shlichta, P. J.; Wilcox, W. R.; Lefever, R. A.

    1979-01-01

    The paper examines convection phenomena during the growth of sodium chlorate crystals from solution. Schlieren observations of sodium chlorate crystals suspended in supersaturated solutions showed that with increase in supersaturation or crystal size, the boundary layer on the side faces was stable while the top boundary layer and emerging plume changed from stable to partially oscillatory. The transition was a function of the Grashof number, Gr sub top, and the crystal height. Gr sub top correlated with plume width, number of streamlines, eddy density, and plume velocity, but the oscillation period correlated with the weight increase growth rate. The mass transfer rate, the linear growth rate, and growth of vertical and horizontal faces are discussed, and an estimate of boundary layer flow vs growth rate for near-critical stable convection indicated that growth of side faces depleted over half of the excess solute in the boundary layer. Impulse energies greatly in excess of the threshold value caused transient separation of the boundary layer on the top face, and plume wavering due to background-induced fluid motion was observed only at the lowest supersaturations.

  13. Generation of sodium hypochlorite (NaOCl) from sodium chloride solution using C/PbO2 and Pb/PbO2 electrodes

    Science.gov (United States)

    Ghalwa, Nasser Abu; Tamos, Hassan; ElAskalni, Mohamed; El Agha, Abed Rhman

    2012-06-01

    Two modified electrodes (Pb/PbO2 and C/PbO2) were prepared by electrodepositing a lead oxide layer on lead and carbon substrates. These modified electrodes were used as anodes for the generation of sodium hypochlorite (NaOCl) from sodium chloride solution. Different operating conditions and factors affecting the treatment process of NaOCl generation, including current density, pH values, conductive electrolytes, and electrolysis time, were studied and optimized. By comparison the C/PbO2 electrode shows a higher efficiency than the Pb/PbO2 electrode for the generation of NaOCl.

  14. Influence and hydrolysis kinetics in titanyl sulfate solution from the sodium hydroxide molten salt method

    Science.gov (United States)

    Wang, Weijing; Chen, Desheng; Chu, Jinglong; Li, Jie; Xue, Tianyan; Wang, Lina; Wang, Dong; Qi, Tao

    2013-10-01

    Hydrated titanium dioxide (HTD) was precipitated by thermal hydrolysis in purified titanyl sulfate solution (TSS) obtained through the sodium hydroxide molten salt clean method. Various factors including the stirring speed and initial concentrations of TiOSO4, sulfuric acid, and sodium ion were studied. The main influence factors in the hydrolysis process were the initial concentrations of TiOSO4 and sulfuric acid. Contrary to the ferrous ion, the sodium ion improved the ionic activity of Ti4+, but did not decrease the crystal size. The Boltzman growth model (x=A2+(A1-A2)/{1+exp[(t-t0)/dt)]}, which focuses on two main parameters (CTiOSO4 and CH2SO4), fits the hydrolysis process well with R2>0.97. An increase in sulfuric acid concentration negatively affected the hydrolysis rates and the value of A2, while t0 increased. An increase in titanyl sulfate concentration directly reduced the hydrolysis rates and particle size of HTD, contrary to the trend for the value of t0. A simulation software called 1stopt was used to observe the relationship between Z (A1, A2, t0, dt) and a, b (CTiO2 and CH2SO4).

  15. Removal of Cesium from Aqueous Solutions by Sodium and Calcium Alginates

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Maksim Y. Khotimchenko

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Environmental pollution with radioactive materials poses a serious threat to public health. Among radioisotopes, cesium is one of the most dangerous elements which can be found in waste disposals of nuclear plants and similar facilities. Pure sodium and calcium alginic salts were investigated as adsorbents for removal of cesium ions from aqueous solution. It was found that both polysaccharides form complexes with the metal ions. Batch equilibrium experiments were carried out to study the effect of contact time, initial concentration of the metal and pH of the media on the adsorption of cesium by alginate compounds. The equilibrium time was found to be 60 min for adsorption of cesium with various initial metal concentrations. Kinetic studies showed that reactions between alginates and cesium are corresponding to the pseudo-second order model. Langmuir model was found best fit within the whole range of pH values studied. The maximum adsorption capacity of calcium alginate and sodium alginate was found to be 63.69 and 80.64 mg g-1, respectively at pH 6.0. From these results it is clear that sodium alginate possesses more pronounced cesium binding capacity than calcium alginate.

  16. Determination of technological parameters for activation of resistant raw materials in solution of alkali and sodium hypochlorite

    OpenAIRE

    Sestager Aknazarov; Olga Golovchenko; O. B?yrakova; B. Rakhimova; A. Rysbekova

    2012-01-01

    In the process, studied the factors affecting the degree of opening of hard mineral. The optimal regimes of activation of arsenopyrite in alkaline solutions, salt with the addition of pyrolusite and sodium hypochlorite. The optimum concentration of the reactants in aqueous solution, providing maximum possible transferring the sulfur to soluble compounds and the binding of arsenic in the state of difficultly.

  17. Determination of technological parameters for activation of resistant raw materials in solution of alkali and sodium hypochlorite

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Sestager Aknazarov

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available In the process, studied the factors affecting the degree of opening of hard mineral. The optimal regimes of activation of arsenopyrite in alkaline solutions, salt with the addition of pyrolusite and sodium hypochlorite. The optimum concentration of the reactants in aqueous solution, providing maximum possible transferring the sulfur to soluble compounds and the binding of arsenic in the state of difficultly.

  18. Effects of Metal Ions on Viscosity of Aqueous Sodium Carboxylmethylcellulose Solution and Development of Dropping Ball Method on Viscosity

    Science.gov (United States)

    Set, Seng; Ford, David; Kita, Masakazu

    2015-01-01

    This research revealed that metal ions with different charges could significantly affect the viscosity of aqueous sodium carboxylmethylcellulose (CMC) solution. On the basis of an Ostwald viscometer, an improvised apparatus using a dropping ball for examining the viscosity of liquids/solutions has been developed. The results indicate that the…

  19. Effect of Ultrasound on the Decomposition of Sodium Dodecylbenzene Sulfonate in Aqueous Solution

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    The influence of ultrasound frequency, dissolved gases, and initial concentration on the decomposition of sodium dodecylbenzene sulfonate(DBS) aqueous solution was investigated using ultrasound generator with 200 W ultrasound power. The decomposition rates at three frequencies(50, 200, and 600 kHz) examined under argon atmosphere were highest at 200 kHz. The highest observed decomposition rate at 200 kHz occurred in the presence of oxygen followed by air and argon, helium, and nitrogen. The effect of initial concentration of DBS on the ultrasonic decomposition was decreased with increasing initial concentration and would depend upon the formation of micelle in aqueous solution. It appears that the ultrasound frequency, dissolved gases, and initial concentration play an important role on the sonolysis of DBS. Sonolysis of DBS mainly take place at the interfacial region of cavitation bubbles by both OH radical attack and pyrolysis to alkyl chain, aromatic ring, and headgroup

  20. On the refractive index of sodium iodide solutions for index matching in PIV

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    Bai, Kunlun; Katz, Joseph [Johns Hopkins University, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Baltimore, MD (United States)

    2014-04-15

    Refractive index matching has become a popular technique for facilitating applications of modern optical diagnostic techniques, such as particle image velocimetry, in complex systems. By matching the refractive index of solid boundaries with that of the liquid, unobstructed optical paths can be achieved for illumination and image acquisition. In this research note, we extend previously provided data for the refractive index of aqueous solutions of sodium iodide (NaI) for concentrations reaching the temperature-dependent solubility limit. Results are fitted onto a quadratic empirical expression relating the concentration to the refractive index. Temperature effects are also measured. The present range of indices, 1.333-1.51, covers that of typical transparent solids, from silicone elastomers to several recently introduced materials that could be manufactured using rapid prototyping. We also review briefly previous measurements of the refractive index, viscosity, and density of NaI solutions, as well as prior research that has utilized this fluid. (orig.)

  1. Sodium salt effect on aqueous solutions containing Tween 20 and Triton X-102

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    Highlights: ? Several sodium salts act as phase promoters in aqueous solutions of two surfactants. ? Merchuck, Othmer–Tobias and Bancroft equations were used for correlating the systems. ? ?hydG and Hofmeister series were employed to analyze the different salting out effects. - Abstract: The effect of six different high charge density sodium inorganic salts, such as Na2CO3, Na2SO4, Na2S2O3, Na2SO3, Na2HPO4 and NaCH3COO, in aqueous solutions of two anionic surfactants Tween 20 and Triton X-102 was investigated at T = 298.15 K and atmospheric pressure. The results were qualitatively analyzed in the light of the Hofmeister series. Also, a quantitative thermodynamic analysis in terms of molar Gibbs free energy of hydration (?hydG) was carried out. The Merchuck equation was used to correlate the solubility curves and the tie line data were modelled by applying the Othmer–Tobias and Bancroft equations.

  2. Electrogenic bicarbonate secretion by prairie dog gallbladder.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Moser, A James; Gangopadhyay, A; Bradbury, N A; Peters, K W; Frizzell, R A; Bridges, R J

    2007-06-01

    Pathological rates of gallbladder salt and water transport may promote the formation of cholesterol gallstones. Because prairie dogs are widely used as a model of this event, we characterized gallbladder ion transport in animals fed control chow by using electrophysiology, ion substitution, pharmacology, isotopic fluxes, impedance analysis, and molecular biology. In contrast to the electroneutral properties of rabbit and Necturus gallbladders, prairie dog gallbladders generated significant short-circuit current (I(sc); 171 +/- 21 microA/cm(2)) and lumen-negative potential difference (-10.1 +/- 1.2 mV) under basal conditions. Unidirectional radioisotopic fluxes demonstrated electroneutral NaCl absorption, whereas the residual net ion flux corresponded to I(sc). In response to 2 microM forskolin, I(sc) exceeded 270 microA/cm(2), and impedance estimates of the apical membrane resistance decreased from 200 Omega.cm(2) to 13 Omega.cm(2). The forskolin-induced I(sc) was dependent on extracellular HCO(3)(-) and was blocked by serosal 4,4'-dinitrostilben-2,2'-disulfonic acid (DNDS) and acetazolamide, whereas serosal bumetanide and Cl(-) ion substitution had little effect. Serosal trans-6-cyano-4-(N-ethylsulfonyl-N-methylamino)-3-hydroxy-2,2-dimethyl-chroman and Ba(2+) reduced I(sc), consistent with the inhibition of cAMP-dependent K(+) channels. Immunoprecipitation and confocal microscopy localized cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator protein (CFTR) to the apical membrane and subapical vesicles. Consistent with serosal DNDS sensitivity, pancreatic sodium-bicarbonate cotransporter protein pNBC1 expression was localized to the basolateral membrane. We conclude that prairie dog gallbladders secrete bicarbonate through cAMP-dependent apical CFTR anion channels. Basolateral HCO(3)(-) entry is mediated by DNDS-sensitive pNBC1, and the driving force for apical anion secretion is provided by K(+) channel activation. PMID:17363467

  3. Influence of hydroxypropylmethyl cellulose-sodium laurylsulfate interaction on rheological properties of the solution

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Šaleti? Jelena V.

    2004-01-01

    Full Text Available Interactions between the polymers and surfactants in solution have widely been investigated because of their scientific and technological importance. These interactions can be utilized to modify the physicochemical properties of system in many food products, pharmaceutical formulations, personal care products, paints, pesticides, etc. Interaction between nonionic polymer - hydroxypropylmethyl cellulose (HPMC and anionic surfactant - sodium laurylsulfate (SDS in solution has been investigated in this paper by rheological measurements. Rheological measurements are performed by rotational viscometer at 20°C and changes of rheological characteristics of HPMC solutions (0.5-1.5% with increasing SDS concentrations (0-4.0% were determined. The results of these investigations showed that viscosity of the solution is dependant on HPMC-SDS interaction. At particular SDS concentration viscosity increases, reach maximum and after that decreases until reach constant value. From the viscosity changes the characteristic concentrations of SDS, critical aggregation concentration (cac and polymer saturation point (psp, were determined. These concentrations are in linear relationships with HPMC concentrations. Rheological properties of the solution are strong influenced by HPMC-SDS interaction and exhibits more or less pronounced pseudoplastic behavior, which changes to Newtonian one after the psp has been reached.

  4. Evaluation of poly (aspartic acid sodium salt) as a draw solute for forward osmosis.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Gwak, Gimun; Jung, Bokyung; Han, Sungsoo; Hong, Seungkwan

    2015-09-01

    Poly (aspartic acid sodium salt) (PAspNa) was evaluated for its potential as a novel draw solute in forward osmosis (FO). The inherent advantages of PAspNa, such as good water solubility, high osmotic pressure, and nontoxicity, were first examined through a series of physicochemical analyses and atomic-scale molecular dynamics simulations. Then, lab-scale FO tests were performed to evaluate its suitability in practical processes. Compared to other conventional inorganic solutes, PAspNa showed comparable water flux but significantly lower reverse solute flux, demonstrating its suitability as a draw solute. Moreover, fouling experiments using synthetic wastewater as a feed solution demonstrated that PAspNa reversely flowed to the feed side reduced inorganic scaling on the membrane active layer. The recyclability of PAspNa was studied using both nanofiltration (NF) and membrane distillation (MD) processes, and the results exhibited its ease of recovery. This research reported the feasibility and applicability of FO-NF or FO-MD processes using PAspNa for wastewater reclamation and brackish water desalination. PMID:26005789

  5. Analysis of Physicochemical Properties of Aqueous Sodium Glycinate (SG Solutions at Low Concentrations from 0.1-2.0 M

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    M.S. Shaikh

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Sodium glycinate, a type of amino acid salt, is one of the potential solvent for carbon dioxide removal from various gas streams. In this study, physicochemical properties such as density, viscosity and refractive index of aqueous sodium glycinate at low concentrations were measured from 303.15 to 333.15 K. It was found that, the densities, viscosities and refractive indices of low concentrated sodium glycinate decrease with an increase in temperature, whereas with increasing the concentration in the solution, all three properties increase. The experimental data were correlated with respect to temperature and concentration by establishing the proper correlations.

  6. Techniques for extinguishing sodium fires

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    The experimental work done to evaluate the performance of commercially available fire extinguishants and powders for sodium fires is described. Dry chemical powder with sodium bicarbonate base was found very effective. Another effective method of extinghishing fire by using perforated covered tray is also discussed. (auth.)

  7. Effects Of Anodic Protection On SCC Behavior Of X80 Pipeline Steel In High-pH Carbonate-Bicarbonate Solution

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Zhao W.

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available The potentiodynamic polarization test and slow strain rate tensile tests of X80 pipeline steel were performed in 0.5M Na2CO3-1M NaHCO3 solution to study the electrochemical and stress corrosion cracking properties. The results of potentiodynamic polarization test show that there is an obvious stable passive region, about from 0v to 0.8V (SCE, indicating that anodic protection is feasible. The results of slow strain rate tensile tests show that the stress corrosion cracking sensibility is high and cathodic protection effect is restricted due to the hydrogen permeation. However, the elongation, yielding strength and tensile strength all increase with anodic protection. The higher anodic protection potential in the stable passive region is benefit to improve tensile strength and yielding strength. However, the higher elongation is obtained at 0.5V (SCE anodic protection potential.

  8. Clinical application of sodium hyaluronate,levarterenol and indicarmine solution in endoscopic submucosal dissection

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Fei GAO

    2011-07-01

    Full Text Available Objective To assess the clinical value of sodium hyaluronate,levarterenol and indicarmine solution used in endoscopic submucosal dissection(ESD.Methods Sixteen patients were involved in present study who were diagnosed as precancerous lesion or submucosal tumor in digestive tract by chromoendoscopy and endoscopic ultrasonography from Nov,2010 to Feb,2011 at General Hospital of Shenyang Command.The injected solution was mixed with 0.2% indicarmine 10ml,levarterenol 10mg,sodium hyaluronate 20mg,and 0.9% normal saline 200ml.The liquid pad was formed under the submucosal layer by the injection of the mixture.Hybrid knife was employed to perform the injection,cutting and coagulation with no interruption during the procedure of ESD.Satisfactory degree was assessed,and the total solution volume,success rate,bleeding rate,perforation rate,operation duration,and length of stay in hospital were recorded.The recurrence and healing condition were observed at following-up.Results The length of lesion was 0.8~4.5cm with mean of 2.2cm.The operation duration was 45~240 min with an mean time of 95.4 min.The mean dosage of the mixed solution for submucosal injection was 102.4ml.Success rate of endoscopic submucosal dissection was 87.5%.The satisfactory degree was high.Intractable bleeding occurred in 2 cases with lateral spreading tumor(LST during the procedure,but it was controlled after high temperature coagulation without producing perforation.The dissection surface was covered by aluminum phosphate gel in all cases,and metal clips were applied in some cases for closure.The mean length of stay in hospital after ESD was 3.8 days.Conclusions The mixture of sodium hyaluronate,levarterenol,indicarmine and normal saline,when used for submucosal injection in ESD,is safe and satisfactory.

  9. 2-Butyne-1,4-diol as a novel corrosion inhibitor for API X65 steel pipeline in carbonate/bicarbonate solution

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    Sadeghi Meresht, E. [Materials Engineering Department, Faculty of Engineering, Tarbiat Modares University, 1411713114, Tehran (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Shahrabi Farahani, T., E-mail: tshahrabi34@modares.ac.ir [Materials Engineering Department, Faculty of Engineering, Tarbiat Modares University, 1411713114, Tehran (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Neshati, J. [Research Institute of Petroleum Industry, RIPI, 1485733111, Tehran (Iran, Islamic Republic of)

    2012-01-15

    Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Corrosion of API 5L X65 is effectively reduced by the addition of the inhibitor. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The techniques include weight loss, potentiodynamic polarization, EIS and AFM. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer 2-Butyne-1,4-diol acts as a mixed-type inhibitor. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The adsorption of 2-butyne-1,4-diol obeys Langmuir adsorption isotherm. - Abstract: The inhibition effects of 2-butyne-1,4-diol on the corrosion susceptibility of grade API 5L X65 steel pipeline in 2 M Na{sub 2}CO{sub 3}/1 M NaHCO{sub 3} solution were studied by electrochemical techniques and weight loss measurements. The results indicated that this inhibitor was a mixed-type inhibitor, with a maximum percentage inhibition efficiency of approximately 92% in the presence of 5 mM inhibitor. Atomic force microscopy revealed that a protective film was formed on the surface of the inhibited sample. The adsorption of the inhibitor was found to conform to the Langmuir isotherm with the standard adsorption free energy of -21.08 kJ mol{sup -1}.

  10. 2-Butyne-1,4-diol as a novel corrosion inhibitor for API X65 steel pipeline in carbonate/bicarbonate solution

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    Highlights: ? Corrosion of API 5L X65 is effectively reduced by the addition of the inhibitor. ? The techniques include weight loss, potentiodynamic polarization, EIS and AFM. ? 2-Butyne-1,4-diol acts as a mixed-type inhibitor. ? The adsorption of 2-butyne-1,4-diol obeys Langmuir adsorption isotherm. - Abstract: The inhibition effects of 2-butyne-1,4-diol on the corrosion susceptibility of grade API 5L X65 steel pipeline in 2 M Na2CO3/1 M NaHCO3 solution were studied by electrochemical techniques and weight loss measurements. The results indicated that this inhibitor was a mixed-type inhibitor, with a maximum percentage inhibition efficiency of approximately 92% in the presence of 5 mM inhibitor. Atomic force microscopy revealed that a protective film was formed on the surface of the inhibited sample. The adsorption of the inhibitor was found to conform to the Langmuir isotherm with the standard adsorption free energy of ?21.08 kJ mol?1.

  11. Molecular dynamics simulations of the solution-air interface of aqueous sodium nitrate.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Thomas, Jennie L; Roeselová, Martina; Dang, Liem X; Tobias, Douglas J

    2007-04-26

    Molecular dynamics simulations have been used to investigate the behavior of aqueous sodium nitrate in interfacial environments. Polarizable potentials for the water molecules and the nitrate ion in solution were employed. Calculated surface tension data at several concentrations are in good agreement with measured surface tension data. The surface potential of NaNO3 solutions at two concentrations also compare favorably with experimental measurements. Density profiles suggest that NO3- resides primarily below the surface of the solutions over a wide range of concentrations. When the nitrate anions approach the surface of the solution, they are significantly undercoordinated compared to in the bulk, and this may be important for reactions where solvent cage effects play a role such as photochemical processes. Surface water orientation is perturbed by the presence of nitrate ions, and this has implications for experimental studies that probe interfacial water orientation. Nitrate ions near the surface also have a preferred orientation that places the oxygen atoms in the plane of the interface. PMID:17402716

  12. Study on applicability of liquid emulsion membrane for removal of uranium from acidic sodium sulfate solution

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    Liquid Emulsion Membrane (LEM) is a very prominent technique to extract heavy metals from aqueous solutions using emulsion of a suitable solvent and a strip solution. Sodium sulfate solution is one of the effluents, coming out from the phosphoric acid based Rare Material Recovery plants. The effluent contains uranium in the range of 0 to 50 ppm. For treating this effluent and to recover uranium present in it, LEM has been tried using D2EHPA as carrier and phosphoric acid (42% P2O5) as strip solution. Kinetics of the process has been studied. Different sets of experiments have been performed for initial optimization of equilibrium and process parameters like carrier concentration, surfactant concentration, emulsification RPM, emulsification time, pertraction RPM, pertraction time, phase ratio and treatment ratio. Study shows more than 90% of uranium can be extracted with aqueous to organic ratio 10:1. Major work carried out is experimental. Reduction in surfactant quantity and carrier concentration has been significant outcome of the work. The emulsion is stable even at below 2% SPAN-80 surfactant. 2% surfactant gives best results in terms of extraction and stripping.10% of D2EHPA in Heavy Normal Paraffin (HNP) gives good results. 10 minutes time is required for pertraction to give more than 95% of extraction using 10% D2EHPA. Other optimum parameters which give best results are listed

  13. Yields determination of radiation-induced peroxidation of sodium linoleate in aqueous micellar solution

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    Full text: Peroxidation of unconjugated polyunsaturated long-chain fatty acids such as linoleic acid (C 18:2) in aqueous micellar solution proceeds through a free-radical chain mechanism and is accompanied by the formation of conjugated dienes such as hydroperoxides. In the course of an investigation of radiation-initiated oxidation of aqueous sodium linoleate, we have measured three peroxidation indexes, namely conjugated dienes, hydroperoxides and thiobarbituric acid-reactive substances (TBARS) by means of absorption spectroscopy, high pressure liquid chromatography and spectrofluorimetry respectively. The yields values have been determined from the irradiation dose-dependence of the three peroxidation markers as a function of sodium linoleate concentration. There are linear correlations between the amounts of conjugated dienes, hydroperoxides and TBARS. The obtained results indicate the strong effect of oxygen and linoleate concentrations on the yields of products formation. The dilution curves which display large increase in chain propagation length with increasing linoleate concentration are discussed in terms of micellar size effect

  14. Attenuation of over-exposed x-ray film density by sodium hypochlorite in bleaching solution

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    When an x-ray film is over-exposed and excessively blackened as in Figure 1a and 1b, it is very difficult to recognized not only pathologic changes but also normal features. One of solvents such as xylene or acetone is widely used to rub out stained dust, ink or colored wax on x-ray films. However, if the details of an over-exposed x-ray is sealed by blackening, these solvents are of no use. Under such a circumstance, sodium hypochlorite (NaCIO) has its place in attenuating the film density and thereby improving the image quality by removing blackened silver bromide. This chemical agent is contained richy in bleaching solution which is obtainable with ease. Sodium hypochlorite reacts with silver bromide of the photographic emulsion and results in the formation of silver chloride which precipitates. In this way, excessive photographic emulsion from one of the two sides of an x-ray film can be removed with resultant attenuation and improvement of the image quality as in Figure 1b and 2b

  15. Thermodynamic study of the n-octane-1-pentanol-sodium dodecyl sulfate solutions in water

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    The thermodynamic properties, PVTx (T S, P S, ? S) (?P/?T) VX, and C V VTx, of three microemulsions (water + n-octane + sodium dodecylsulfate + 1-pentanol) with composition of solution-1: 0.0777 (H2O):0.6997 (n-C8H18):0.0777 (SDS):0.1449 (1-C5H11OH) mass fraction; solution-2: 0.6220 (H2O):0.1555 (n-C8H18):0.0777 (SDS):0.1448 (1-C5H11OH) mass fraction; and solution-3: 0.2720 (H2O):0.5054 (n-C8H18):0.0777 (SDS):0.1449 (1-C5H11OH) mass fraction were measured. Sodium dodecylsulfate (SDS) was used as an ionic surfactant, 1-pentanol used as stabilizer (cosurfactant), and n-octane as oil component in aqueous solution. A high-temperature, high-pressure, adiabatic, and nearly constant-volume calorimeter supplemented by quasi-static thermogram technique was used for the measurements. Measurements were made at eight densities (isochores) between 475.87 and 919.03 kg m-3. The range of temperature was from 275 to 536 K and pressure range was up to 138 bar. Uncertainty of the pressure, density, derivative (?P/?T) VX, and heat capacity measurements are estimated to be 0.25%, 0.02%, 0.12-1.5%, and 2.5%, respectively. Temperatures at liquid-gas phase transition curve, T S(?), for each measured densities (isochores) were determined using a quasi-static thermogram technique. The uncertainty of the phase transition temperature measurements is about ±0.02 K. The effect of temperature, density, and concentration on the heat capacity of the microemulsions is discussed. Along the isochore of 438.40 kg m-3 at temperatures above 525.44 K for the first solution the precipitation of the solid phase (SDS) was found

  16. Utilização de Resíduos Gerados por Indústria do Setor Sucroalcoleiro, Pela RAUDI Indústria e Comércio LTDA, na Produção de Bicarbonato de Sódio. = Use of Residues Generated for the Sugar-Alcohol Industry Sector, by The RAUDI Industry and Commerce Limited, in the Sodium Bicarbonate Production.

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Frederico F. da Silva

    2008-07-01

    Full Text Available A consciência ecológica está intimamente ligada à preservação do meio ambiente. A importância da preservação dos recursos naturais passou a ser preocupação mundial e nenhum país pode eximir-se de sua responsabilidade. Essa necessidade de proteção do ambiente é antiga e surgiu quando o homem passou a valorizar a natureza, mas não de maneira tão acentuada como nos dias de hoje. Esse trabalho tem como objetivo, passar ao leitor como é possível a utilização de resíduos na obtenção de novos produtos ecologicamente corretos, como o uso de resíduos poluentes de uma usina de álcool transformando-os em matéria prima no processo de fabricação do bicarbonato de sódio. = The ecological conscience is intimately linked to the preservation of the environment. The importance of the preservation of the natural resources became a world-wide concern and no country can be exempted of its responsibility. This necessity of protection of the environment is not a new thing and appeared when man started to value nature, but not in an accentuated way as nowadays. This work has as objective, to inform the reader as to the use of residues in the attainment of new ecologically correct products possible, as the use of pollutant residues of an alcohol plant transforming them into substance in the process of manufacturing sodium bicarbonate.

  17. Corrosion behaviour of heavily deformed pearlitic and brass-coated pearlitic steels in sodium chloride solutions

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    Highlights: • When coupled with brass, the corrosion rate of pearlite increases by a factor of 2. • After plastic deformation, the corrosion rate of pearlite increases by a factor of 3. • Plastic deformation has small influence on cathodic reactions. • Plastic deformation has significant influence on anodic dissolution reactions. • Dissolution of brass is divided into different steps. - Abstract: The influence of plastic deformation and galvanic coupling on the microstructure and corrosion behaviour of pearlitic steel and brass-coated pearlitic steel was investigated in sodium chloride solution at 25 °C. Microstructural changes were quantified using scanning electron microscopy coupled with EBSD. Chemical and electrochemical modifications were evaluated using XPS, ZRA, the electrochemical microcell technique and the weight loss method. From these experiments, the influence of microstructural changes on the electrochemical parameters and the corrosion rate was discussed

  18. Polyion-counterion interactions in sodium carboxymethylcellulose-ethylene glycol-water ternary solutions.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Sharma, Ramesh; Das, Chanchal; Dahal, Sanjay; Das, Bijan

    2013-02-15

    Polyion-counterion interactions in sodium carboxymethylcellulose-ethylene glycol-water ternary system have been investigated with special reference to their variations with the polyelectrolyte concentration, the medium relative permittivity and the temperature using electrical conductance measurements. The experimental data have been analyzed on the basis of a model for semidilute polyelectrolyte conductivity which takes into account the scaling arguments proposed by Dobrynin et al. Concentration-dependent moderate counterion condensation (24-33%) was observed. Counterion condensation is found to be spontaneous which depends upon the EG-content of the medium and the temperature. A major proportion of the current is transported by the carboxymethylcellulose polyions. The results further demonstrated that the monomer units experience more frictional resistance in solution as the EG-content increases or as the temperature decreases. PMID:23399187

  19. Efficient frequency conversion by stimulated Raman scattering in a sodium nitrate aqueous solution

    Science.gov (United States)

    Ganot, Yuval; Bar, Ilana

    2015-09-01

    Frequency conversion of laser beams, based on stimulated Raman scattering (SRS) is an appealing technique for generating radiation at new wavelengths. Here, we investigated experimentally the SRS due to a single pass of a collimated frequency-doubled Nd:YAG laser beam (532 nm) through a saturated aqueous solution of sodium nitrate (NaNO3), filling a 50 cm long cell. These experiments resulted in simultaneous generation of 1st (564 nm) and 2nd (599 nm) Stokes beams, corresponding to the symmetric stretching mode of the nitrate ion, ?1(NO3-), with 40 and 12 mJ/pulse maximal converted energies, equivalent to 12% and 4% efficiencies, respectively, for a 340 mJ/pulse pump energy. The results indicate that the pump and SRS beams were thermally defocused and that four-wave mixing was responsible for the second order Stokes process onset.

  20. Sodium Chloride interaction with solvated and crystalline cellulose : sodium ion affects the tetramer and fibril in aqueous solution

    CERN Document Server

    Bellesia, Giovanni

    2013-01-01

    Inorganic salts are a natural component of biomass which have a significant effect on the product yields from a variety of biomass conversion processes. Understanding their effect on biomass at the microscopic level can help discover their mechanistic role. We present a study of the effect of aqueous sodium chloride (NaCl) on the largest component of biomass, cellulose, focused on the thermodynamic and structural effect of a sodium ion on the cellulose tetramer, and fibril. Replica exchange molecular dynamics simulations of a cellulose tetramer reveal a number of preferred cellulose-Na contacts and bridging positions. Large scale MD simulations on a model cellulose fibril find that Na+ perturbs the hydroxymethyl rotational state population and consequently disrupts the "native" hydrogen bonding network.

  1. Chemical parameters, antimicrobial activities, and tissue toxicity of 0.1 and 0.5% sodium hypochlorite solutions.

    OpenAIRE

    Cotter, J L; Fader, R C; Lilley, C; Herndon, D N

    1985-01-01

    ffe chemical parameters, antimicrobial activity, and tissue toxicity of two sodium hypochlorite (NaOCl) solutions buffered to a physiologic pH were studied. Initially, a 0.5% NaOCl solution buffered with 3 g of NaH2PO4 per liter was examined. The solution had a pH of 7.49 and an osmolality of 352 mOsmol/liter. When compared with unbuffered and NaHCO3-buffered 0.5% NaOCl solutions, the NaH2PO4-buffered solution was significantly more effective in killing Staphylococcus aureus in vitro. However...

  2. Experience and Solutions in the Decommissioning of Sodium Cooled Fast Reactors

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    In a period of active employment of the new kind of energy — nuclear power — at various industrial plants, in technological processes, transportation units, in medicine, for R&D purposes, in the defence sphere, the problem of decommissioning the nuclear and radiation hazardous facilities (NRHF) has not been given adequate attention. To date, the problem has become a pressing challenge. According to predictions, by 2030, the decommissioning of 30 A-units is planned in the Russian Federation, as well as 13 defence reactors, more than 30 research reactors, several large enterprises of nuclear fuel cycle and open storage ponds for liquid radioactive wastes. A similar problem has to be resolved for the nuclear prototypes — the research and power reactors with fast neutron spectrum. The process of decommissioning the NRHF, in addition to financial problems to be resolved, necessitates a certain improvement in solutions in the administrative and legislative aspects, as well as on problems in science and technology. The latter are caused by sparse experience with the decommissioning of NRHF, great diversity of their engineering design solutions and physical characteristics, the lack of technologies needed, robotics, infrastructure for the dismantling of equipment with high radioactivity levels, conditioning of the radioactive wastes, reprocessing of spent nuclear fuel, and storage and final disposal of radioactive wastes. The two current approaches considered in the world for the management of the entire process of NRHF decommissioning, namely, that of delayed dismantling, and an option with immediate dismantling. For the time being, the Russian Federation has used the first of the approaches mentioned. The domestic and foreign experience, not extensive as it is, gained from the decommissioning of fast reactors with sodium (sodium-potassium) coolant has been highlighted in the report. (author)

  3. Sodium carboxymethylcellulose-induced aggregation of 1-decyl-3-methylimidazolium chloride in aqueous solutions.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Ray, Dhiman; Das, Sourav; De, Ranjit; Das, Bijan

    2015-07-10

    Aggregation behavior of a surface active ionic liquid 1-decyl-3-methylimidazolium chloride (C10MeImCl) was studied in aqueous solutions in absence and in presence of sodium carboxymethylcellulose (NaCMC) by electrical conductivity, surface tension, vapor pressure, and fluorescence measurements. Ion-association behavior of C10MeImCl (aq) in the premicellar regime has also been investigated. Two characteristic concentrations, namely the critical aggregation concentration and polymer saturation concentration, before free C10MeImCl micelles appear in C10MeImCl-NaCMC solutions were identified. Effects of temperature, NaCMC concentration, and the bulk solution structural property on the self-aggregation of C10MeImCl have been discussed to elucidate C10MeImCl-NaCMC interactions. Thermodynamics of the micellization processes provided important insight regarding the (a) release of water molecules from the hydration layer around the hydrophilic domain, and from the water cage around the hydrophobic moiety of the SAIL, and (b) transfer of the hydrocarbon chains into the micelle and restoration of the H-bonding structure of the water around the micelle. PMID:25857982

  4. Influence of sodium carboxymethylcellulose on the aggregation behavior of aqueous 1-hexadecyl-3-methylimidazolium chloride solutions.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Das, Bijan; Ray, Dhiman; De, Ranjit

    2014-11-26

    The influence of sodium carboxymethylcellulose (NaCMC) on the aggregation phenomena of a surface active ionic liquid 1-hexadecyl-3-methylimidazolium chloride (C16MeImCl) was studied in aqueous solutions using electrical conductivity and surface tension measurements. The counterion condensation behavior of NaCMC (aq) and the premicellar ion-association behavior of C16MeImCl (aq) were also investigated. Two characteristic concentrations, namely the critical aggregation concentration and polymer saturation concentration, before free C16MeImCl micelles appear in C16MeImCl-NaCMC solutions have been identified. Effects of temperature, NaCMC concentration, and the charge density parameter of NaCMC on the self-aggregation of the C16MeImCl have been discussed to elucidate C16MeImCl-NaCMC interactions. The thermodynamic parameters for micellization of C16MeImCl were estimated both in absence and in the presence of NaCMC. The observed enthalpy-entropy compensation effect in C16MeImCl and C16MeImCl-NaCMC systems provided important insight as to how micellization processes are governed by the bulk structural property of the solution with respect to that of the water. PMID:25256477

  5. The study of LaNi5-type intermetallic compound behaviour in sodium borohydride alkaline solutions

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    Behaviour of intermetallic LaNi4.5T0.5 compounds (IMC) (T=Mn, Cr, Co, Al, Fe, Cu) in alkaline solutions of sodium borohydride (0.1; 1.0; 4.0 mol/l of NaOH) is investigated within 293-318 K temperature interval. IMC (T=Mn, Al) hydrogenation reaction occurrence with the production of LaNi4.5T0.5H4.5 composition hydride phases is ascertained. Kinetics of the catalytic hydrolysis of NaBH4 in the above mentioned alkaline solutions in the presence of IMC is studied using the gas volumetric method. For all the IMC studied this reaction has a zero order by NaBH4 and the first one by the IMC. It is ascertained that a partial substitution of T for nickel in LaNi5 produces a notable effect on the NaBH4 hydrolysis rate. An anomalous increase of NaBH4 hydrolysis rate with the growth of solution alkalinity in the presence of IMC is detected. 11 refs.; 2 figs.; 3 tabs

  6. Bicarbonate attenuates arterial desaturation during maximal exercise in humans

    DEFF Research Database (Denmark)

    Nielsen, Henning B; Bredmose, Per P; Strømstad, Morten; Volianitis, Stefanos; Quistorff, Bjørn; Secher, Niels H

    2002-01-01

    The contribution of pH to exercise-induced arterial O2 desaturation was evaluated by intravenous infusion of sodium bicarbonate (Bic, 1 M; 200-350 ml) or an equal volume of saline (Sal; 1 M) at a constant infusion rate during a "2,000-m" maximal ergometer row in five male oarsmen. Blood-gas variables were corrected to the increase in blood temperature from 36.5 +/- 0.3 to 38.9 +/- 0.1 degrees C (P < 0.05; means +/- SE), which was established in a pilot study. During Sal exercise, pH decreased fr...

  7. A comparison study between sodium dodecyl sulfate and sodium dodecyl sulfonate with respect to the thermodynamic properties, micellization, and interaction with poly(ethylene glycol) in aqueous solutions

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    Graphical abstract: Apparent molar volume against molality: o, ·, and ?, respectively in water, (1 and 4) wt% PEG solution at 293.15 K; x, ?, and lozenge, respectively in water, (1 and 4) wt% PEG solution at 313.15 K. Research highlights: ? C12H25SO3Na(SDSn) was seen to interact with PEG more weakly than C12H25SO4Na(SDS). ? The constraints on molecular mobility of SDS micelles are larger than those of SDSn. ? Entropy change on micellization for SDSn is larger than those for SDS. ? Micelle formation of SDS is less endothermic and more spontaneous than that of SDSn. ? Micelles of SDS have smaller aggregation number than that of SDSn. - Abstract: The density, sound velocity, and conductivity measurements were performed on aqueous solutions of sodium dodecyl sulfate (C12H25SO4Na) or sodium dodecyl sulfonate (C12H25SO3Na) in the absence and presence of poly(ethylene glycol) (PEG) at different temperatures. Changes in the apparent molar volumes and isentropic compressibilities upon micellization were derived using a pseudophase-transition approach and the infinite dilution apparent molar properties of the monomer and micellar form of C12H25SO4Na and C12H25SO3Na were determined. Variations of the critical micelle concentrations (CMCs) of both surfactants in the solutions investigated with temperature were obtained from which thermodynamic parameters of micellization were estimated. It was found that at low temperature the micelle formation process is endothermic and therefore, this process must be entropically driven. However, upon increasing the temperature, the enthalpic factor becomes more significant and, at temperatures higher than 303.15 K the micellization is enthalpy driven. The interactions between C12H25SO4Na/C12H25SO3Na and PEG were studied and it was found that sodium alkyl sulfonates were seen to interact more weakly than their sulfate analogues.

  8. Efeito alcalinizante de soluções eletrolíticas intravenosas com concentrações elevadas de lactato de sódio infundidas em bezerros sadios / Alkalinizing effect of intravenous electrolyte solutions with high sodium lactate concentrations infused in healthy calves

    Scientific Electronic Library Online (English)

    J.R.C., Junqueira; M.R.S., Balarin; K.K.M.C., Flaiban; D.S., Barbosa; J.A.N., Lisboa.

    2015-02-01

    Full Text Available Com o objetivo de investigar o potencial alcalinizante de soluções eletrolíticas com concentrações elevadas de lactato de sódio em bezerros sadios, foram idealizadas seis soluções contendo 28, 56 e 84mEq/L de lactato (L28, L56 e L84) ou de bicarbonato (B28, B56 e B84), com concentrações de sódio, de [...] potássio e de cálcio semelhantes às da solução de Ringer com lactato (SRL). As soluções contendo bicarbonato de sódio foram utilizadas como padrão para comparação. Seis bezerros receberam, por via intravenosa, todas as seis soluções, uma a cada vez, com intervalo de quatro a cinco dias entre as infusões, em volume correspondente a 10% do peso corporal, durante cinco horas (20mL/kg/h). Amostras de sangue venoso e de urina foram coletadas antes de iniciar a infusão, na metade do volume, ao término e duas horas e meia após o término da infusão. Determinaram-se concentração de proteína plasmática total, pH sanguíneo e urinário, pCO2, HCO3 -, BE, concentração plasmática e urinária de lactato L e concentrações séricas e urinárias de Na+, K+, Cl- e creatinina. A solução L28, idêntica à SRL, provocou discreto incremento da reserva alcalina e, consequentemente, produziu efeito alcalinizante insuficiente para a correção de estados de acidose metabólica. A solução L84, além de provar-se segura, provocou o maior aumento da reserva alcalina, equivalente à B84, e, assim, produziu efeito capaz de corrigir o grau moderado de acidose metabólica. Abstract in english The alkalinizing effects of electrolyte solutions with high concentration of sodium lactate were evaluated in healthy calves. Six solutions were formulated containing 28, 56 and 84mEq/L of lactate (L28, L56 and L84) or bicarbonate (B28, B56 and B84), and sodium, potassium and calcium concentrations [...] similar to the lactated Ringer's solution (LRS). The solutions containing sodium bicarbonate were used as a standard for comparison. Six calves received all six solutions intravenously, one at a time, with an interval of four to five days between the infusions, in a volume corresponding to 10% of body weight, during five hours (20mL/kg/h). Venous blood and urine samples were taken prior to the beginning of the infusion, at a half volume, at the end and two and a half hours after the end of the infusion. Total plasma protein concentration, urinary and blood pH, blood pCO2, HCO3 - and BE, plasma and urine L lactate concentration and serum and urine Na+, K+, Cl- and creatinine concentrations were measured. The L28 solution, equal to LRS, caused a slight increase in the alkaline reserve, producing an alkalinizing effect insufficient for correction of metabolic acidosis states. The L84 solution was safe and produced the greater increase in the alkaline reserve, equivalent to B84 solution, and suitable for correcting a moderate degree of metabolic acidosis.

  9. Solution self-assembly of the sophorolipid biosurfactant and its mixture with anionic surfactant sodium dodecyl benzene sulfonate.

    OpenAIRE

    Penfold, J.; Chen, M.; Thomas, RK; Dong, C.; Smyth, TJ; Perfumo, A; Marchant, R.; Banat, IM; Stevenson, P.; Parry, A; Tucker, I.; Grillo, I.

    2011-01-01

    The self-assembly in aqueous solution of the acidic (AS) and lactonic (LS) forms of the sophorolipid biosurfactant, their mixtures, and their mixtures with anionic surfactant sodium dodecyl benzene sulfonate, LAS, has been studied using predominantly small-angle neutron scattering, SANS, at relatively low surfactant concentrations of

  10. A Fiber-Optic Sensor Using an Aqueous Solution of Sodium Chloride to Measure Temperature and Water Level Simultaneously

    OpenAIRE

    Wook Jae Yoo; Hyeok In Sim; Sang Hun Shin; Kyoung Won Jang; Seunghyun Cho; Joo Hyun Moon; Bongsoo Lee

    2014-01-01

    A fiber-optic sensor system using a multiplexed array of sensing probes based on an aqueous solution of sodium chloride (NaCl solution) and an optical time-domain reflectometer (OTDR) for simultaneous measurement of temperature and water level is proposed. By changing the temperature, the refractive index of the NaCl solution is varied and Fresnel reflection arising at the interface between the distal end of optical fiber and the NaCl solution is then also changed. We measured the modified ...

  11. Electrochemical research on corrosion behavior of A3 steel in compound sodium molybadate and organic inhibitor solution

    Science.gov (United States)

    Sun, C. X.; Chen, Y. M.; Xu, H. W.; Zhang, M.; Chen, M.; Xue, M.; Wu, J. Y.; Huang, C. S.

    2015-07-01

    The electrochemical corrosion behavior of A3 in compound sodium molybdate and organic inhibitor solution was tested by the electrochemical workstation method. The concentration of the compound inhibitor set to range 250 mg/L to 3000 mg/L. The polarization curve results of A3 in different concentration inhibitor solutions show that the inhibitor markedly represses the anodic processes. The EIS has two time constant. The extreme concentration is 1500 mg/L.

  12. Comparison of 2% chlorhexidine and 5.25% sodium hypochlorite irrigating solutions on postoperative pain: A randomized clinical trial

    OpenAIRE

    Bashetty Kusum; Hegde Jayshree

    2010-01-01

    Aim: To compare the levels of postoperative pain after cleaning and shaping of root canals using two different root canal irrigants for debridement. Materials and Methods: Forty patients with irreversible pulpitis, pulp necrosis and non-vital teeth exhibiting acute apical periodontitis requiring root canal treatment were included. At random, canals were cleaned and shaped with the following protocols. 2% chlorhexidine solution in group I and 5.25% sodium hypochlorite solution i...

  13. Direct AFM force measurements between air bubbles in aqueous monodisperse sodium poly(styrene sulfonate) solutions.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Browne, Christine; Tabor, Rico F; Grieser, Franz; Dagastine, Raymond R

    2015-08-01

    Structural forces play an important role in the rheology, processing and stability of colloidal systems and complex fluids, with polyelectrolytes representing a key class of structuring colloids. Here, we explore the interactions between soft colloids, in the form of air bubbles, in solutions of monodisperse sodium poly(styrene sulfonate) as a model polyelectrolyte. It is found that by self-consistently modelling the force oscillations due to structuring of the polymer chains along with deformation of the bubbles, it is possible to precisely predict the interaction potential between approaching bubbles. In line with polyelectrolyte scaling theory, two distinct regimes of behaviour are seen, corresponding to dilute and semi-dilute polymer solutions. It is also seen that by blending monodisperse systems to give a bidisperse sample, the interaction forces between soft colloids can be controlled with a high degree of precision. At increasing bubble collision velocity, it is revealed that hydrodynamic flow overwhelms oscillatory structural interactions, showing the important disparity between equilibrium behaviour and dynamic interactions. PMID:25881266

  14. Fracture of nickel-titanium superelastic alloy in sodium hypochlorite solution

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    Yokoyama, Ken' ichi; Kaneko, Kazuyuki; Yabuta, Eiji; Asaoka, Kenzo; Sakai, Jun' ichi

    2004-03-25

    Fracture of the Ni-Ti superelastic alloy for endodontic instruments such as files was investigated with a sustained tensile-loading test in sodium hypochlorite (NaOCl) solution of various concentrations. It was found that the time to fracture was reduced when the applied stress exceeded the critical stress for martensite transformation. When the applied stress was higher than the critical stress, the 0.3 mm diameter wires of the Ni-Ti superelastic alloy sometimes fractured within 60 min. From the results of observations of the fracture surface using a scanning electron microscope, it was revealed that the fracture of the Ni-Ti superelastic alloy is significantly influenced by corrosion when the applied stress was higher than the critical stress for martensite transformation. The results of the present study suggest that one of the causes of the fracture of Ni-Ti files during clinical use is corrosion under the applied stress above the critical stress for martensite transformation in NaOCl solution.

  15. Analysis of antibacterial efficacy of plasma-treated sodium chloride solutions

    Science.gov (United States)

    Hänsch, Mareike A. C.; Mann, Miriam; Weltmann, Klaus-Dieter; von Woedtke, Thomas

    2015-11-01

    In this study, the change of chemical composition of sodium chloride solutions (NaCl, 0.85%) induced by non-thermal atmospheric pressure plasma (APP) treatment and subsequent effects on bacteria (Escherichia coli) are investigated. Besides acidification caused by APP, hydrogen peroxide (H2O2), nitrite (\\text{NO}2- ), and nitrate (\\text{NO}3- ) are generated as stable end-products of various chemical reactions in APP-treated liquids. Inactivation kinetics and reduction factors were recorded for E. coli (K12). Almost identical antimicrobial effects were observed with both direct APP exposure to bacteria suspension and exposure of APP-treated liquids to bacteria (indirect treatment). Consequently, main bactericidal effects are caused by chemical reactions which are mediated via the liquid phase. Moreover, APP-treated liquids have shown long-term activity (30?min) that possibly correlates with the ratio of \\text{NO}2- /H2O2. Therefore, \\text{NO}2- and H2O2 are identified as key agents for antimicrobial short- and long-term effects, respectively. The antimicrobial stability observed is strongly dependent on the used treatment regime and correlates additionally with the altered chemical composition of APP-treated liquids. Besides these effects, it was also shown that bacteria do not acquire resistance to such APP-treated solutions.

  16. Fracture of nickel-titanium superelastic alloy in sodium hypochlorite solution

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    Fracture of the Ni-Ti superelastic alloy for endodontic instruments such as files was investigated with a sustained tensile-loading test in sodium hypochlorite (NaOCl) solution of various concentrations. It was found that the time to fracture was reduced when the applied stress exceeded the critical stress for martensite transformation. When the applied stress was higher than the critical stress, the 0.3 mm diameter wires of the Ni-Ti superelastic alloy sometimes fractured within 60 min. From the results of observations of the fracture surface using a scanning electron microscope, it was revealed that the fracture of the Ni-Ti superelastic alloy is significantly influenced by corrosion when the applied stress was higher than the critical stress for martensite transformation. The results of the present study suggest that one of the causes of the fracture of Ni-Ti files during clinical use is corrosion under the applied stress above the critical stress for martensite transformation in NaOCl solution

  17. Effect of Protein-Lipid-Salt Interactions on Sodium Availability in the Mouth and Consequent Perception of Saltiness: In Solutions.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Yucel, Umut; Peterson, Devin G

    2015-09-01

    The influence of protein-sodium interactions on the availability of sodium in the aqueous phase of liquid samples and consequently on the perception of saltiness was investigated. The aqueous effluents of casein and casein emulsion-salt solutions were monitored for sodium availability from a tongue column system. In the aqueous protein-salt solutions, increasing the protein/salt ratio from 1:1 to 5:1 or 10:1 significantly decreased the initial salt concentration in the effluent and resulted in a higher salt concentration in the effluent over time. Sensory analysis was in agreement. Samples with increased protein were rated as having significantly lower initial saltiness and a higher salty aftertaste. However, when casein was formulated as an emulsion, the initial release of sodium in the effluent was enhanced (compared to nonemulsified protein). Increasing the emulsion interfacial area (more hydrophilic segments of the protein were structured into the aqueous phase) resulted in a higher salt concentration in the aqueous phase and greater perceived saltiness intensity. In summary, protein interactions, specifically ionic, were reported as food interactions that influence salt perception and provide a basis to develop higher flavor quality low-sodium food products. PMID:26255631

  18. Evaluation of analgesic efficacy of bromfenac sodium ophthalmic solution 0.09% versus ketorolac tromethamine ophthalmic solution 0.5% following LASEK or Epi-LASIK

    OpenAIRE

    Wang XJ; Wong SH; Givergis R; Chynn EW

    2011-01-01

    Xiao Jing Wang, Sze H Wong, Roshan Givergis, Emil W Chynn Park Avenue LASEK, New York, NY, USA Background: To evaluate the analgesic efficacy of bromfenac sodium ophthalmic solution 0.09% compared with ketorolac tromethamine ophthalmic solution 0.5% in laser epithelial keratomileusis (LASEK) or epithelial keratomileusis (epi-LASEK), sometimes referred to as epi-LASIK. Methods: Eighty eyes (from 40 patients, 18 men and 22 women) undergoing bilateral simultaneous LASEK or epi-LASEK were randomi...

  19. tlpA gene expression is required for arginine and bicarbonate chemotaxis in Helicobacter pylori

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Oscar A Cerda

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available About half of the human population is infected with Helicobacter pylori, a bacterium causing gastritis, peptic ulcer and progression to gastric cancer. Chemotaxis and flagellar motility are required for colonization and persistence of H. pylori in the gastric mucus layer. It is not completely clear which chemical gradients are used by H. pylori to maintain its position. TlpA, a chemotaxis receptor for arginine/ bicarbonate, has been identified. This study aimed to find out whether tlpA gene expression is required for the chemotactic response to arginine/bicarbonate. Wild-type motile H. pylori ATCC 700392 and H. pylori ATCC 43504, a strain having an interrupted tlpA gene, were used. Also, a tlpA-knockout mutant of H. pylori 700392 (H. pylori 700-tlpA::cat was produced by homologous recombination. Expression of tlpA was assessed by a Reverse Transcriptase-Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR assay. Chemotaxis was measured as a Relative Chemotaxis Response (RCR by a modified capillary assay. H. pylori 700392 presented chemotaxis to arginine and sodium bicarbonate. H. pylori 700-tlpA::cat showed neither tlpA gene expression nor chemotaxis towards arginine and bicarbonate. Besides confirming that TlpA is a chemotactic receptor for arginine/bicarbonate in H. pylori, this study showed that tlpA gene expression is required for arginine/bicarbonate chemotaxis.

  20. tlpA gene expression is required for arginine and bicarbonate chemotaxis in Helicobacter pylori

    Scientific Electronic Library Online (English)

    Oscar A, Cerda; Felipe, Núñez-Villena; Sarita E, Soto; José Manuel, Ugalde; Remigio, López-Solís; Héctor, Toledo.

    Full Text Available About half of the human population is infected with Helicobacter pylori, a bacterium causing gastritis, peptic ulcer and progression to gastric cancer. Chemotaxis and flagellar motility are required for colonization and persistence of H. pylori in the gastric mucus layer. It is not completely clear [...] which chemical gradients are used by H. pylori to maintain its position. TlpA, a chemotaxis receptor for arginine/ bicarbonate, has been identified. This study aimed to find out whether tlpA gene expression is required for the chemotactic response to arginine/bicarbonate. Wild-type motile H. pylori ATCC 700392 and H. pylori ATCC 43504, a strain having an interrupted tlpA gene, were used. Also, a tlpA-knockout mutant of H. pylori 700392 (H. pylori 700-tlpA::cat) was produced by homologous recombination. Expression of tlpA was assessed by a Reverse Transcriptase-Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) assay. Chemotaxis was measured as a Relative Chemotaxis Response (RCR) by a modified capillary assay. H. pylori 700392 presented chemotaxis to arginine and sodium bicarbonate. H. pylori 700-tlpA::cat showed neither tlpA gene expression nor chemotaxis towards arginine and bicarbonate. Besides confirming that TlpA is a chemotactic receptor for arginine/bicarbonate in H. pylori, this study showed that tlpA gene expression is required for arginine/bicarbonate chemotaxis.

  1. Crystallochemical aspects of thermodynamic prehistory effect on the type of temperature-composition phase diagrams for sodium niobate-lithium and sodium niobate-potassium solid solutions

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    One compared composition (x)-temperature (T) phase diagrams of crystals derived for the first time with the available x-T-diagrams of ceramics of sodium niobate-lithium (I) and sodium niobate-potassium (II) ferroelectric solid solutions that was prepared following various routes (standard burning, hot pressing). It was determined that in I system thermodynamic history (in particular, production conditions) affected substantially type of phase x-T-diagrams within the whole range of the perovskite phase stability, while in II system the mentioned effect manifested itself most essentially at low content of potassium (x ? 0.15). The obtained results are related with low values of t tolerance factor for compositions of solid solutions properties of which are critical as to thermodynamic history. Low (? 0.9-0.93) values of t show the porosity of structure of compositions within the mentioned concentration range of I and II systems responsible for occurrence of rather equitable competing structure instabilities (polar and rotation ones), as well as, possibility of coexistence of substitutional and interstitial solid solutions

  2. Textures on the surface of BSA films with different concentrations of sodium halides and water state in solution

    Science.gov (United States)

    Glibitskiy, Gennadiy; Glibitskiy, Dmitriy; Gorobchenko, Olga; Nikolov, Oleg; Roshal, Alexander; Semenov, Mikhail; Gasan, Anatoliy

    2015-03-01

    The formation of the textures on the surface of the films from the solutions of bovine serum albumin (BSA) with sodium halides (NaF, NaCl, and NaBr) of various concentrations was studied. The formation of symmetric zigzag textures on the surface of BSA films (Cryst Eng 3:173-194, 2000) in the presence of sodium halides depends on the conformational state of the protein globule. Thermal denaturation of BSA also did not allow to form zigzag textures on the surface of the films.

  3. Decreasing Molybdenum Content in U3O8 of Bandar Abbas Uranium Plant by Stripping, Acidic Sodium Chloride Solution

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    Molybdenum content in U3O8 is one of the difficulties in uranium oxide production plant, as contaminant. Several methods have been proposed for reducing Molybdenum from U3O8 process circuit. As a few changes in the process circuit of Bandar Abbas Uranium Plant were aimed, the loaded organic solvent containing uranium and molybdenum were stripped with acidic sodium chloride solution. The current 10% Sodium carbonate solution was substituted by 1.2 M NaCl + 0.02 M H2SO4 as a new strip solution. This method decreases Mo contents from 96.94 to 4.17 percent. With the proceeding precipitation and the calcination stages, the Molybdenum amounts in U3O8 was reduced from 6.4 to 0.14 percent.

  4. Efeito de bicarbonato de sódio, feno e bagaço "in natura" sobre a digestibilidade e o desempenho de zebuínos em crescimento alimentados com bagaço de cana auto-hidrolisado / Effect of sodium bicarbonate, grass hay und untreated bagasse on the performance of growing zebu cattle fed steam treated sugarcane bagasse

    Scientific Electronic Library Online (English)

    D.P.D., Lanna; C., Boin.

    Full Text Available O bagaço de cana-de-açúcar "in natura" (BIN) associado ou não ao bicarbonato de sódio foi testado como substituto do feno de gramínea como fonte de fibra longa para rações de ruminantes balanceadas com altas proporções de bagaço auto-hidrolisado (BAH). A ração básica (I) continha 54% BAH; 10% milho [...] grão; 25% farelo de algodão; 8% feno de gramínea; 0,9% calcáreo; 0,5% uréia; e 1,5% premix mineral, base seca. As rações II e III continham BIN e BIN mais bicarbonato de sódio (1,1%, base seca) respectivamente em substituição ao feno de gramínea da ração I. Foram usados bovinos Nelore machos não castrados e fêmeas (18 de cada sexo) em crescimento com médias iniciais de peso vivo e idade de 199 kg e 11 meses. O delineamento estatístico usado foi um fatorial com 3 rações e dois sexos, com dois animais por parcela. O período de adaptação foi de 15 dias e o experimental de 87 dias. Os dados para GPV (kg/dia); ingestão de MS (% PV); conversão alimentar (kg MS/Kg GPV); e pH fecal foram de: 0,909; 2,79; 7,41; e 6,46 para a ração I; 0,867; 2,65; 7,24; e 6,57 para a ração II; e 1,019; 2,88; 7,03 e 6,73 para a ração III. A ração III foi superior rações I e II para ganho de peso (P Abstract in english Crude sugarcane bagasse (BIN) with and without the addition of sodium bicarbonate was evaluated as a substitute for grass hay as source of long fiber in ruminant diets balanced with high proportions of steam pressure treated sugarcane bagasse (BAH, 17kgf/cm² for 6 minutes). The basal ration (I) had [...] 54% BAH; 10% corn grain; 25% cottonseed meal; 8% grass hay, 0.9% limestone; 0.5% urea; and 1.5% mineral premix, dry basis. In rations II and III, grass hay was replaced by BIN and BIN plus sodium bicarbonate (1.1%, dry basis) respectively. Nelore bull and heifer calves (18 animals each sex) with 199kg average weight and 11 months average age were used in a factorial design (3 rations and 2 sexes), with two animals per plot. The adaptation and experimental periods were 15 and 87 days respectively. The results for LWG (kg/day), DM intake (% LW), DM conversion (kg DM/kg LWG), and fecal pH were: 0.909; 2.79; 7.41 and 6.46 for ration I; 0.867; 2.65; 7.24; and 6.57 for ration II; and 1.019; 2.88; 7.03 and 6.75 for ration III respectively. Ration III was superior to rations I and II for LWG (P

  5. Cations extraction of sandy-clay soils from cavado valley, portugal, using sodium salts solutions

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Silva João Eudes da

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available Cases of contamination by metals in the water wells of the Cavado Valley in north-west Portugal can be attributed to the heavy leaching of clay soils due to an excess of nitrogen resulting from the intensive use of fertilisers in agricultural areas. This work focuses on the natural weathering characteristics of soils, particularly the clay material, through the study of samples collected near the River Cavado. Samples taken from various sites, after physico-chemical characterisation, were subjected to clay dissolution tests, using sodium salts of different ionic forces, to detect the relationship between certain physico-chemical parameters of water, such as pH, nitrate, chloride and sulphate content, in the dissolution of clay and the subsequent extraction of such cations as Al, Fe and K. In acidic sandy clay soils, the mineralogical composition of which was characterised by a predominance of quartz, micas, kaolinite and K-feldspars, decreases of the clay material/water pH ratio increases dissolution of the micaceous and K-feldspars phases. The presence of nitrates in the aqueous solution apparently advanced the extraction of all three cations Al, Fe and K. The specific surface area of the clay material showed a significant correlation with the main kinetic parameters of cation extraction.

  6. Kinetics and mechanism of sphalerite leaching by sodium nitrate in sulphuric acid solution

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Soki? M.

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Interest for application of hydrometallurgical processes in a processing of complex sulphide ores and concentrates has increased in recent years. Their application provides better metal recoveries and reduced emission of gaseous and toxic ageneses in the environment. The kinetics and mechanism of sphalerite leaching from complex sulphide concentrate with sulphuric acid and sodium nitrate solution at standard conditions was presented in this paper. The influences of temperature and time on the leaching degree of zinc were investigated and kinetic analysis of the process was accomplished. With temperature increasing from 60 to 90°C, the zinc leaching increased from 25.23% to 71.66% after 2 hours, i.e. from 59.40% to 99.83% after 4 hours. The selected kinetic model indicated that the diffusion through the product layer was the rate-controlling step during the sphalerite leaching. The activation energy was determined to be 55 kJ/mol in the temperature range 60-90°C. XRD, light microscopy and SEM/EDX analyses of the complex concentrate and leach residue confirmed formation of elemental sulphur and diffusion-controlled leaching mechanism.

  7. Are micelles needed to form methane hydrates in sodium dodecyl sulfate solutions?

    Science.gov (United States)

    Albertí, M; Costantini, A; Laganá, A; Pirani, F

    2012-04-12

    The possibility that methane hydrates form in sodium dodecyl sulfate (SDS) water solutions without the help of micelles formation has been investigated. To asses whether micelles are needed for the hydrate to form only one SDS molecule has been considered. To figure out the possible mechanism through which the SDS promotes the formation of methane clathrate the dynamics of CH(4) solvation in the presence and absence of the surfactant molecule is monitored. To carry out the dynamical calculations, the SDS-H(2)O, SDS-CH(4), and CH(4)-H(2)O interactions were described using a recently proposed model potential. The adopted model leverages both on the decomposition of the molecular polarizability in effective components associated with the interaction centers distributed on the molecular frame and on the use of an improved Lennard-Jones functional form to represent the effective pair interaction energies. Molecular dynamics simulations performed on such potential, contrary to some earlier assumptions, do not support mechanisms requiring the formation of micelles as suggested by the findings of more recent experiments. PMID:22448641

  8. Passivation of chalcopyrite during the leaching with sulphuric acid solution in presence of sodium nitrate

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Soki? Miroslav D.

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available In this work, the process of the chalcopyrite leaching in sulphuric acid solution was investigated. Sodium nitrate was used as oxidant in the leaching process. Chemical reactions of leaching and their thermodynamic possibilities are predicted based on the calculated Gibbs energies and analysis of E?pH diagrams. The negative values of the Gibbs energy show that all chemical reactions are thermodynamically feasible at atmospheric pressure and in a temperature range 25-90°C. At high electrode potential and low pH values, Cu2+, Fe2+ and Fe3+ ions exist in water solutions. The increase of temperature reduces the probability of Fe3+ ion existence in the system. The chalcopyrite concentrate, enriched in the “Rudnik” flotation plant, with 27.08% Cu, 25.12% Fe, 4.15% Zn and 2.28% Pb was used in the work. XRD and DTA analysis of the concentrate reveals that the sample contains mainly the chalcopyrite with small amount of sphalerite. For the description of the reaction of leaching process the leach residuals, obtained at different conditions, were chosen for XRD, TG/DTA and SEM/EDX analyses. The elemental sulphur and chalcopyrite phases identified in leach residuals confirm our prediction that the elemental sulphur is formed during the leaching process. Accordingly, elemental sulphur is the main product of the reaction, while a minor amount of sulphide sulphur is oxidized to sulphate during the leaching. The sulphur formed during the reaction was precipitated at the particle surfaces, and slowed down the leaching rate in the final stage of leaching process. In the initial stage, the reaction rate was controlled by the surface reaction. The mechanism, latter has been changed into a diffusion controlled one.

  9. Dissolution kinetics of UO2: Flow-through tests on UO2.00 pellets and polycrystalline schoepite samples in oxygenated, carbonate/bicarbonate buffer solutions at 25 degree C

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    The modelling of radionuclide release from waste forms is an important part of the performance assessment of a potential, high-level radioactive waste repository. Since spent fuel consists of UO2 containing actinide elements and other fission products, it is necessary to determine the principal parameters affecting UO2 dissolution and quantify their effects on the dissolution rate before any prediction of long term release rates of radionuclides from the spent fuel can be made. As part of a complex matrix to determine the dissolution kinetics of UO2 as a function of time, pH, carbonate/bicarbonate concentration and oxygen activity, we have measured the dissolution rates at 25 degrees C of: (1) UO2 pellets; (2) UO2.00 powder and (3) synthetic dehydrated schoepite, UO3.H2O using a single-pass flow through system in an argon-atmosphere glove box. Carbonate, carbonate/bicarbonate, and bicarbonate buffers with concentrations ranging from 0.0002 M to 0.02 M and pH values form 8 to 11 have been used. Argon gas mixtures containing oxygen (from 0.002 to 0.2 atm) and carbon dioxide (from 0 to 0.011 atm) were bubbled through the buffers to stabilize their pH values. 12 refs., 2 tabs

  10. Effect of temperature on solvation behaviour of diclofenac sodium salt in aqueous glycine and L-proline solutions

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    Highlights: • Solvation behaviour of diclofenac drug studied in aqueous solutions. • Density and speed of sound of drug in aq. glycine and L-proline are measured. • Hydrophobic nature of diclofenac sodium salt is studied. • Effect of temperature on solvation of diclofenac sodium salt is analysed. - Abstract: Apparent molar volume (V2,?) and apparent molar isentropic compressibility (Ks,2,?) of diclofenac sodium salt (DSS) drug within the concentration range of (0.001 to 0.008) mol · kg?1 in (0.01, 0.03 and 0.05) mol · kg?1 aqueous glycine and L-proline solutions are computed from the experimental density (?) and speed of sound (u) values at T = (293.15 to 313.15) K and atmospheric pressure. Derived parameters such as partial molar properties, transfer partial molar properties, hydration numbers and Hepler’s constant are computed from the data of V2,? and Ks,2,?. These parameters have been used to understand the effect of temperature on interactions between DSS drug and aqueous glycine/L-proline solution. Furthermore, the structure making and breaking ability of DSS drug in probed solutions are analysed at experimental conditions

  11. Comparative Antimicrobial Activities of Aerosolized Sodium Hypochlorite, Chlorine Dioxide, and Electrochemically Activated Solutions Evaluated Using a Novel Standardized Assay

    OpenAIRE

    Thorn, R. M. S.; Robinson, G M; Reynolds, D. M.

    2013-01-01

    The main aim of this study was to develop a standardized experimental assay to enable differential antimicrobial comparisons of test biocidal aerosols. This study represents the first chlorine-matched comparative assessment of the antimicrobial activities of aerosolized sodium hypochlorite, chlorine dioxide, and electrochemically activated solution (ECAS) to determine their relative abilities to decontaminate various surface-associated health care-relevant microbial challenges. Standard micro...

  12. Corrosion resistance of ?-solid solution and hardening ?'-phase of nickel alloys in sodium sulfate and chloride melts

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    Corrosion testings of model alloys, corresponding by chemical composition to simple and complex-alloyed ?- and ?'-phases of nickel heat-resistant alloys are conducted in sodium sulfate and chloride melts. It is ascertained that heat resistant nickel alloys containing over 50 % of hardening ?'-phase, are subject to disastrous sulfide corrosion (SC). Resistance against SC alloys containing below 50 % of ?'-phase is determined by the resistance of ?-solid solution. 10 refs., 3 figs., 2 tabs

  13. Synthesis, Optical and Thermal studies on novel nonlinear optical L–Histidine Sodium Thiosulphate crystal by solution growth technique

    OpenAIRE

    M. Radha Ramanan; Radhakrishnan, R.; Krishnan, S.; V. Chithambaram

    2013-01-01

    A semi organic non-linear optical single crystal of L–Histidine Sodium Thiosulphate has been grown from aqueous solution by slow evaporation technique. The lattice parameters of the grown crystals were identified using single crystal X-ray analysis. The functional groups present in the crystal were identified using FTIR analysis. Optical absorption studies have confirmed that the grown crystal possesses less absorption in the entire visible region and UV cut-off is...

  14. Comparison of 2% chlorhexidine and 5.25% sodium hypochlorite irrigating solutions on postoperative pain: A randomized clinical trial

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Bashetty Kusum

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Aim: To compare the levels of postoperative pain after cleaning and shaping of root canals using two different root canal irrigants for debridement. Materials and Methods: Forty patients with irreversible pulpitis, pulp necrosis and non-vital teeth exhibiting acute apical periodontitis requiring root canal treatment were included. At random, canals were cleaned and shaped with the following protocols. 2% chlorhexidine solution in group I and 5.25% sodium hypochlorite solution in group II were used as an irrigants. Access cavities were closed with a sterile cotton pellet and cavit. The patients recorded degree of pain at various time intervals after cleaning and shaping on a visual analogue scale for 1 week. Results: The mean pain score for group I was between 0.65 and 3.35 and for group II was between 0.95 and 4.50. There was significant difference in the pain level between the two groups only at 6 th hour postoperatively (P<0.05 and the pain was more in sodium hypochlorite group. Conclusions: More pain was present in teeth irrigated using 5.25% sodium hypochlorite when compared to that in teeth irrigated using 2% chlorhexidine solution. Significant difference in pain level was present only at 6th hour postoperatively, and at all other periods (24 th hour, 4 th and 7 th days there was no significant difference in pain level between the two groups.

  15. Solution-deposited sodium beta-alumina gate dielectrics for low-voltage and transparent field-effect transistors.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Pal, Bhola N; Dhar, Bal Mukund; See, Kevin C; Katz, Howard E

    2009-11-01

    Sodium beta-alumina (SBA) has high two-dimensional conductivity, owing to mobile sodium ions in lattice planes, between which are insulating AlO(x) layers. SBA can provide high capacitance perpendicular to the planes, while causing negligible leakage current owing to the lack of electron carriers and limited mobility of sodium ions through the aluminium oxide layers. Here, we describe sol-gel-beta-alumina films as transistor gate dielectrics with solution-deposited zinc-oxide-based semiconductors and indium tin oxide (ITO) gate electrodes. The transistors operate in air with a few volts input. The highest electron mobility, 28.0 cm2 V(-1) s(-1), was from zinc tin oxide (ZTO), with an on/off ratio of 2 x 10(4). ZTO over a lower-temperature, amorphous dielectric, had a mobility of 10 cm2 V(-1) s(-1). We also used silicon wafer and flexible polyimide-aluminium foil substrates for solution-processed n-type oxide and organic transistors. Using poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene) poly(styrenesulphonate) conducting polymer electrodes, we prepared an all-solution-processed, low-voltage transparent oxide transistor on an ITO glass substrate. PMID:19838183

  16. Anodic dissolution of UO2 in slightly alkaline sodium perchlorate solutions

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    The anodic dissolution of UO2 has been studied in aqueous sodium perchlorate solutions at pH ? 9.5. Under potentiostatic conditions two distinct regions of oxidation/dissolution behaviour were observed. In the potential (E) range 0.100 V A, QC respectively) obtained by integration of the anodic current-time plots (QA) and cathodic potential scans to reduce accumulated oxidized surface films (QC), it was shown that > ? 90% of the anodic oxidation current went to produce these films. For E > ? 0.350 V, steady-state currents were obtained and measurements of QA and QC showed the majority of the current went to produce soluble species. The film blocking anodic dissolution appeared to be either UO2.27 or, more probably, UO3.2H2O located primarily at grain boundaries. It is proposed that, at the higher potentials, rapid oxidation and dissolution followed by the hydrolysis of dissolved uranyl species leads to the development of acidic conditions in the grain boundaries. At these lower pH values the UO3.2H2O is soluble and therefore does not accumulate. Alternatively, if this oxide has been formed by prior oxidation at a lower potential, the formation of protons on oxidizing at E > ? 0.350V causes its redissolution, allowing the current to rise to a steady-state value. On the basis of Tafel slopes, an attempt was made to demonstrate that the observed behaviour was consistent with dissolution under acidic conditions. This analysis was only partially successful. (author) 34 refs. 11 figs

  17. A Low-Field NMR Study on the Water Condition of Tripe Swelling in Sodium Carbonate-Solution

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Ying Han

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available In this paper, a low-field NMR study was performed to obtain the information on the water condition of tripe swelling in sodium carbonate-solution (Na2CO3-solution. The study researched the water state during different soaking times, concluded that the crispy cooked tripe is closely related with transverse relaxation time (T2 rather than water content. In addition, the water mobility was also found to be affected by soaking time. The study demonstrated that NMR T2 relaxometry was a potential tool to explore the water state, mobility and the way the different water components shift.

  18. Effect of a Surfactant on the Antimicrobial Activity of Sodium Hypochlorite Solutions

    Scientific Electronic Library Online (English)

    Marcos Rodolfo, Bolfoni; Marcelo dos Santos, Ferla; Otávio da Silva, Sposito; Luciano, Giardino; Rogério de Castilho, Jacinto; Fernanda Geraldes, Pappen.

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo da presente pesquisa foi avaliar a atividade antimicrobiana de hipoclorito de sódio (NaOCl), associado a um tensoativo. Setenta dentes humanos monorradiculares extraídos foram inoculados com Enterococcus faecalis e incubados durante 21 dias (37 °C). Os grupos foram distribuídos de acordo [...] com a solução irrigadora utilizada no preparo do canal: hipoclorito de sódio a 5%, 2,5% e 1%; Hypoclean(r) a 5%, 2,5% e 1% - uma solução contendo um surfactante (cetrimida) associado com NaOCl. Três amostras microbiológicas foram coletadas de cada dente: S1 - antes de instrumentação; S2 - imediatamente após a instrumentação; e S3 - após um período de sete dias. Os dados foram submetidos à análise de variância e teste de Tukey com 5% de nível de significância. Os resultados mostraram que imediatamente após o preparo do canal radicular (S2), o E. faecalis foi eliminado em todos os grupos experimentais. No entanto, após 7 dias (S3), apenas os grupos em que se utilizou Hypoclean permaneceram livres de contaminação, incluindo Hypoclean 1%, enquanto que os canais radiculares irrigados apenas com hipoclorito de sódio 1% apresentaram a mais elevada percentagem de crescimento bacteriano. Em conclusão, a adição de surfactante aumentou a atividade antimicrobiana de 1% de NaOCl a níveis semelhantes aos do NaOCl 5% . Abstract in english The objective of the present study was to evaluate the antimicrobial activity of sodium hypochlorite (NaOCl) associated with a surfactant. Seventy single-rooted extracted human teeth were inoculated with Enterococcus faecalis, and incubated for 21 days (37 °C). The groups were distributed according [...] to the irrigation solution used during root canal preparation: 5%, 2.5% and 1% NaOCl; 5%, 2.5% and 1% Hypoclean(r), a solution containing a surfactant (cetrimide) associated with NaOCl. Three microbiological samples were collected from each tooth: S1 - before instrumentation; S2 - immediately after instrumentation; and S3 - after a seven-day period. Data were submitted to ANOVA and Tukey test with 5% significance level. The results showed that immediately after root canal preparation (S2), E. faecalis was eliminated in all the experimental groups. However, after 7 days (S3), only the groups in which Hypoclean was used, remained contamination-free, including Hypoclean associated with 1% NaOCl, while the root canals irrigated with 1% NaOCl only, presented the highest percentage of bacterial growth. In conclusion, the addition of surfactant increased the antimicrobial activity of 1% NaOCl to levels similar to 5% NaOCl.

  19. Solubility of unirradiated UO2 fuel in aqueous solutions. Comparison between experimental and calculated (EQ3/6) data

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    The solubility behaviour of unirradiated UO2 pellets was studied under oxic (air-saturated) and anoxic (N2) conditions in deionized water, in sodium bicarbonate solutions with varying bicarbonate content (60 - 600 ppm), in Allard groundwater simulating granitic fresh groundwater conditions, and in bentonite water simulating the effects of bentonite on granitic fresh groundwater (25 deg C). The release of uranium was measured during static batch dissolution experiments of long duration (2-6 years). A comparison was made with the theoretical solubility data calculated with the geochemical code EQ3/6 in order to evaluate solubility (steady state) limiting factors. (orig.) (26 refs., 32 figs., 13 tabs.)

  20. Water-compatible surface imprinting of 'Saccharin sodium' on silica surface for selective recognition and detection in aqueous solution.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Zhao, Song; Yang, Xin; Zhao, Haitian; Dong, Aijun; Wang, Jing; Zhang, Min; Huang, Weiwei

    2015-11-01

    In this work, a saccharin sodium imprinted nanoparticles composite material has been successfully synthesized in aqueous solution. This molecular imprinted material has promising practical utility in the detection of saccharin sodium. First, we synthesized SiO2 nanoparticles, followed by the modification of functional amino group. Then we used functionalized SiO2@NH2 as the cores, saccharin sodium as the template, acrylic acid (AA) as the functional monomer and ammonium persulphate (APS) as the initiator. Molecularly imprinted nanoparticles (MIPs) were synthesized by surface-imprinted polymerization under airtight tubes at 60°C for 12h. MIPs were characterized by transmission electron microscopy (TEM), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR), and thermal gravimetric analysis (TGA). The binding experiments were shown to have relatively high adsorption capacity (8.965mgg(-1)) and selective recognition ability over structurally related compounds. Therefore, MIPs provide a sensitive and selective approach and offer the potential to become a new key for the detection of saccharin sodium. PMID:26452882

  1. Study of interaction of bismuth, strontium, calcium copper, lead nitrates solutions with sodium oxalate solution with the aim of HTSC synthesis

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    With the aim of developing a new technique for HTSC oxides synthesis on the base of combined sedimentation of hydroxy salts and their heat treatment is studied interaction of bismuth, strontium, calcium, copper and lead nitrates with alkali solution of sodium oxalate. Conditions for total sedimentation of all five metals from the solution are found. The phase composition of interaction products is determined. It is established that they are high-dispersed homogeneous mixture of three phases of variable composition: twin hydroxalate of copper-bismuth, lead hydroxalate and twin oxalate of strontium-calcium. After heat treatment of the phases are obtained the HTSC oxides

  2. Cellular Cycling, Carbon Utilization, and Photosynthetic Oxygen Production during Bicarbonate-Induced Triacylglycerol Accumulation in a Scenedesmus sp.

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Robert D. Gardner

    2013-11-01

    Full Text Available Microalgae are capable of synthesizing high levels of triacylglycerol (TAG which can be used as precursor compounds for fuels and specialty chemicals. Algal TAG accumulation typically occurs when cellular cycling is delayed or arrested due to nutrient limitation, an environmental challenge (e.g., pH, light, temperature stress, or by chemical addition. This work is a continuation of previous studies detailing sodium bicarbonate-induced TAG accumulation in the alkaline chlorophyte Scenedesmus sp. WC-1. It was found that upon sodium bicarbonate amendment, bicarbonate is the ion responsible for TAG accumulation; a culture amendment of approximately 15 mM bicarbonate was sufficient to arrest the cellular cycle and switch the algal metabolism from high growth to a TAG accumulating state. However, the cultures were limited in dissolved inorganic carbon one day after the amendment, suggesting additional carbon supplementation was necessary. Therefore, additional abiotic and biotic experimentation was performed to evaluate in- and out-gassing of CO2. Cultures to which 40–50 mM of sodium bicarbonate were added consumed DIC faster than CO2 could ingas during the light hours and total photosynthetic oxygen production was elevated as compared to cultures that did not receive supplemental inorganic carbon.

  3. Pancreatic bicarbonate secretion involves two proton pumps

    DEFF Research Database (Denmark)

    Novak, Ivana; Wang, Jing; Henriksen, Katrine L.; Haanes, Kristian A; Krabbe, Simon; Nitschke, Roland; Hede, Susanne E

    2011-01-01

    Pancreas secretes fluid rich in digestive enzymes and bicarbonate. The alkaline secretion is important in buffering of acid chyme entering duodenum and for activation of enzymes. This secretion is formed in pancreatic ducts, and studies to date show that plasma membranes of duct epithelium express H(+)/HCO(3)(-) transporters, which depend on gradients created by the Na(+)/K(+)-ATPase. However, the model cannot fully account for high-bicarbonate concentrations, and other active transporters, i.e....

  4. Shelf-life of a 2.5% sodium hypochlorite solution as determined by arrhenius equation

    Scientific Electronic Library Online (English)

    Maria Aparecida, Nicoletti; Evandro Luiz, Siqueira; Antonio Carlos, Bombana; Gabriella Guimarães de, Oliveira.

    Full Text Available Testes acelerados de estabilidade são indicados para avaliar, em um curto período de tempo, o grau de degradação química que poderá afetar uma substância química, isoladamente ou quando inserida em uma fórmula, sob condições normais de armazenamento. Este método está fundamentado na intensificação d [...] as condições de estresse para acelerar a velocidade de degradação química. Baseando-se na equação da reta obtida e na ordem de reação determinada (a 50 e 70 ºC) e usando a equação de Arrhenius, a velocidade de reação foi calculada para a condição de temperatura de 20ºC (condições normais de armazenamento). Este modelo de teste acelerado de estabilidade torna possível a predição da estabilidade química de qualquer substância, em qualquer tempo, desde que o método de quantificação da substância química esteja disponível. Como exemplo da aplicabilidade da equação de Arrhenius em teste acelerado de estabilidade, uma solução de hipoclorito de sódio a 2,5% foi analisada por ser quimicamente instável. A quantificação do cloro residual livre foi determinada através de titulação iodométrica. A partir dos dados obtidos decorrentes das amostras submetidas às temperaturas de 50 e 70 ºC e com o emprego da equação de Arrhenius, o tempo de prateleira obtido foi de 166 dias em temperatura de 20 ºC, considerando como limite inferior a concentração de 20 mg/mL de cloro residual livre. Este modelo, entretanto, possibilita o cálculo de tempo de prateleira em qualquer outra temperatura de interesse. Abstract in english Accelerated stability tests are indicated to assess, within a short time, the degree of chemical degradation that may affect an active substance, either alone or in a formula, under normal storage conditions. This method is based on increased stress conditions to accelerate the rate of chemical degr [...] adation. Based on the equation of the straight line obtained as a function of the reaction order (at 50 and 70 ºC) and using Arrhenius equation, the speed of the reaction was calculated for the temperature of 20 ºC (normal storage conditions). This model of accelerated stability test makes it possible to predict the chemical stability of any active substance at any given moment, as long as the method to quantify the chemical substance is available. As an example of the applicability of Arrhenius equation in accelerated stability tests, a 2.5% sodium hypochlorite solution was analyzed due to its chemical instability. Iodometric titration was used to quantify free residual chlorine in the solutions. Based on data obtained keeping this solution at 50 and 70 ºC, using Arrhenius equation and considering 2.0% of free residual chlorine as the minimum acceptable threshold, the shelf-life was equal to 166 days at 20 ºC. This model, however, makes it possible to calculate shelf-life at any other given temperature.

  5. Lactated Ringer's solution or 0.9% sodium chloride as fluid therapy in pigeons (Columba livia submitted to humerus osteosynthesis

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Adriano B. Carregaro

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available The study aimed to compare the effects of intraosseous infusion of lactated Ringer's and 0.9% sodium chloride solutions on the electrolytes and acid-base balance in pigeons submitted to humerus osteosynthesis. Eighteen pigeons were undergoing to isoflurane anesthesia by an avalvular circuit system. They were randomly assigned into two groups (n=9 receiving lactated Ringer's solution (LR or 0.9% sodium chloride (SC, in a continuous infusion rate of 20mL/kg/h, by using an intraosseous catheter into the tibiotarsus during 60-minute anesthetic procedure. Heart rate (HR, and respiratory rate (RR were measured every 10 min. Venous blood samples were collected at 0, 30 and 60 minutes to analyze blood pH, PvCO2, HCO3 -, Na+ and K+. Blood gases and electrolytes showed respiratory acidosis in both groups during induction, under physical restraint. This acidosis was evidenced by a decrease of pH since 0 min, associated with a compensatory response, observed by increasing of HCO3 - concentration, at 30 and 60 min. It was not observed any changes on Na+ and K+ serum concentrations. According to the results, there is no reason for choosing one of the two solutions, and it could be concluded that both fluid therapy solutions do not promote any impact on acid-base balance and electrolyte concentrations in pigeons submitted to humerus osteosynthesis.

  6. Model investigations for trace analysis of iodine, uranium, and technetium in saturated sodium chloride leaching solutions of stored radioactive waste

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    This paper describes the development of a time and cost saving chromatographic technique, which allows the matrix to be separated and the most important species to be analyzed in a leaching solution of vitrified radioactive waste. Uranium, iodine, and technetium were chosen for the model technique to be elaborated. In a first step, iodide and pertechnetate were separated from the matrix by the strongly basic AG 1X 8 anion exchange resin and then separated from each other by selective elution. The uranyl ions eluted with the sodium chloride matrix were separated from the excess of sodium chloride in a second step, again by adsorption to the strongly basic resin. The ion-selective electrode was found to be a suitable tool for iodide analysis. Pertechnetate was analysed by means of liquid scintillation. Uranium was determined by ICP-AES. (orig./RB)

  7. A Small-Angle Neutron Scattering Study on Micelle Structural Transition at Low concentration of Sodium Dodecyl Sulfate Micellar Solution

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    The micelle structural transition of 0.02 M sodium dodecyl sulfate (SDS) micellar solution in addition of sodium chloride (NaCI) salt has been investigated using a Small-Angle Neutron Scattering (SANS) technique. The micelle progressively changed not just the shape but also the size by addition of salt from 0.02 M to 0.40 M. A nearly spherical micelle transforms into an ellipsoidal micelle as the major axis of micelle increases from 19.0 Angstrom to 27.3 Angstrom with a fixed minor axis of 16.7 Angstrom. The present of salt noticeable reduces the repulsion force between the charge head groups of SDS molecule that decreases the critical micelle concentration (CMC). Furthermore, it leads to decrease the free energy on micellization in which the molecules of SDS easily assembled to form a large size micelle. (author)

  8. Stress corrosion cracking of 13% Cr martensitic steels in sodium chloride solutions in the presence of thiosulphate

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    The stress corrosion cracking (SCC) susceptibility of 13% Cr martensitic (UNS S42000) and supermartensitic (UNS S41125) steels in sodium chloride solutions in the presence of thiosulphate was evaluated by slow strain rate tests (SSRT). The tests were performed in 5% sodium chloride solutions buffered at pH 2.7, 3.5, 4.5 and 6.0 in the absence and presence of thiosulphate in a concentration range between 10-6 and 10-3 M, at 25 ± 0.1 C. The electrochemical behaviour of the two steels in the different solutions was determined by recording the anodic and cathodic polarisation curves. 13% Cr martensitic steel showed SCC in 5% sodium chloride solutions with pH ? 4.5 in the presence of 3 x 10-6 thiosulphate. Decreasing the chloride ion concentration from 50 to 10 g/l, the critical concentration of thiosulphate to provoke SCC susceptibility increased from 3 x 10-6 to 1 x 10-5 M. The resistance to SCC of the supermartensitic steel was higher than that of the martensitic steel. The critical concentration of thiosulphate to induce SCC on the supermartensitic steel were 1 x 10-5 M at pH 2.7 and 1 x 10-4 M at pH 3.5. At pH ? 4.5 the supermartensitic steel did not crack. The anodic and cathodic polarisation curves evidenced the influence of the thiosulphate on the corrosion and the activation effect on the steels. The SCC of the two steels was attributed to hydrogen embrittlement produced by sulphur and hydrogen sulphide formed by dismutation and reduction of thiosulphate. (orig.)

  9. Rheological properties of pullulan-sodium alginate based solutions during film formation.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Xiao, Qian; Tong, Qunyi; Zhou, Yujia; Deng, Fangming

    2015-10-01

    During film formation, the rheological properties of pullulan, sodium alginate, and blends, dried at 50°C were studied using an oscillatory rheometer. According to the drying curves, the drying process of pullulan, alginate, and blend films was divided into three stages. At the first drying stage, four samples exhibited typical liquid-like viscoelastic behavior. As the drying proceeded (polysaccharide concentration up to 75%), pure pullulan chains formed an entangled network, whereas coupling of alginate molecules gave a weak gel. At this drying stage, complex viscosity data for 75% alginate and blends were fitted with the power law equation. The effects of drying on the mechanical properties of pullulan-sodium alginate based samples were analyzed using the generalized Maxwell model, and their relaxation spectra were determined. The rheological properties during drying obtained from this study is essential for understanding film-forming mechanism and predicting the properties of pullulan-sodium alginate based edible films. PMID:26076600

  10. Effect of fluoride sodium mouthwash solutions on cpTI: evaluation of physicochemical properties

    Scientific Electronic Library Online (English)

    Marcelo Bighetti, Toniollo; Rodrigo, Galo; Ana Paula, Macedo; Renata Cristina Silveira, Rodrigues; Ricardo Faria, Ribeiro; Maria da Gloria Chiarello de, Mattos.

    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available Os efeitos do fluoreto, o qual está presente em diferentes produtos de higiene oral, necessita de maiores investigações, pois pouco se sabe sobre seus efeitos na superfície do titânio, o qual possui amplo uso na implantodontia. Este estudo objetivou avaliar a superfície do titânio comercialmente pur [...] o (cpTi) após exposição a diferentes concentrações de fluoreto de sódio (NaF). A hipótese testada neste estudo foi que diferentes concentrações de NaF aplicadas em diferentes intervalos de tempo seriam capazes de afetar diferentemente a superfície do titânio. Os tratamentos realizados foram: GA (controle): imersão em água destilada; GB: imersão diária por 3 min em NaF a 0,05%; GC: imersão diária por 3 min em NaF a 0,2%; GD: imersão quinzenal por 3 min em NaF a 0,05%; e GE: imersão quinzenal por 3 min em NaF a 0,2%. O tempo do experimento foi de 60 dias. A análise da rugosidade foi efetuada inicialmente e a cada 15 dias. Após 60 dias foi realizada análise de corrosão e polarização anódica. As amostras foram analisadas em MEV. Os dados de rugosidade foram analisados por ANOVA e não houve diferença estatisticamente significante entre grupos e entre tempos. Os dados de corrosão (i corr) foram analisados pelo teste de Mann-Whitney e foram encontradas diferenças significantes entre GA e GC, GC e GB, GC e GD, GC e GE. A MEV evidenciou que a superfície do titânio exposto ao NaF apresentou corrosão variando de acordo com a concentração. Com base nos dados encontrados conclui-se que o uso de solução NaF a 0,05% em cpTi é seguro, enquanto a solução NaF 0,2% para uso diário deve ser cuidadosamente avaliada. Abstract in english The effects of fluoride, which is present in different oral hygiene products, deserve more investigation because little is known about their impact on the surface of titanium, which is largely used in Implantology. This study evaluated the surface of commercially pure titanium (cpTi) after exposure [...] to different concentrations of sodium fluoride (NaF). The hypothesis tested in this study was that different concentrations of NaF applied at different time intervals can affect the titanium surface in different ways. The treatments resulted in the following groups: GA (control): immersion in distilled water; GB: immersion in 0.05% NaF for 3 min daily; GC: immersion in 0.2% NaF for 3 min daily; GD: immersion in 0.05% NaF for 3 min every 2 weeks; and GE: immersion in 0.2% NaF for 3 min every 2 weeks. The experiment lasted 60 days. Roughness was measured initially and every 15 days subsequently up to 60 days. After 60 days, corrosion analysis and anodic polarization were done. The samples were examined by scanning electron microscopy (SEM). The roughness data were analyzed by ANOVA and there was no significant difference among groups and among time intervals. The corrosion data (i corr) were analyzed by the Mann-Whitney test, and significant differences were found between GA and GC, GB and GC, GC and GD, GC and GE. SEM micrographs showed that the titanium surface exposed to NaF presented corrosion that varied with the different concentrations. This study suggests that the use of 0.05% NaF solution on cpTi is safe, whereas the 0.2% NaF solution should be carefully evaluated with regard to its daily use.

  11. The Corrosion Behavior of Nickel and Inconel 600 in Sodium Hydroxide and Hydrochloric Acid Solution at 280 .deg. C

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    The corrosion behavior of nickel and Inconel 600 has been investigated by the weight change measurement method at pH ranges 3?13 of the solution. The specimens were exposed to aqueous solutions in a static autoclave at 280 .deg. C for 210 hours. The pH of the solutions was adjusted by hydrochloric acid and sodium hydroxide and the dissolved oxygen concentration was fixed as 10 ppb by using pure nitrogen gas. Weight loss of Inconel 600 was much less than that of nickel over the tested pH ranges. At pH 9.5, nickel and Inconel 600 showed the minimum weight loss phenomenon and the values of weight loss were 1.5mg/dm2 and 0.9mg/dm2, respectively. Microscopic examination showed that nickel surface was attacked uniformly, whereas Inconel 600 surface was not greatly

  12. Enthalpic interactions of N-glycylglycine with xylitol in aqueous sodium chloride and potassium chloride solutions at T = 298.15 K

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    Liu Min, E-mail: panpanliumin@163.co [College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Liao Cheng University, Liaocheng, Shandong 252059 (China); Wang Lili [College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Liao Cheng University, Liaocheng, Shandong 252059 (China); Zhu Lanying [College of Life Science and Bioengineering, Liao Cheng University, Liaocheng, Shandong 252059 (China); Li Hui; Sun Dezhi; Di Youying; Li Linwei [College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Liao Cheng University, Liaocheng, Shandong 252059 (China)

    2010-07-15

    The mixing enthalpies of N-glycylglycine with xylitol and their respective enthalpies of dilution in aqueous sodium chloride and potassium chloride solutions have been determined by using flow-mix isothermal microcalorimetry at the temperature of 298.15 K. These experimental results have been used to determine the heterotactic enthalpic interaction coefficients (h{sub xy}, h{sub xxy}, and h{sub xyy}) according to the McMillan-Mayer theory. It has been found that the heterotactic enthalpic pairwise interaction coefficients h{sub xy} between N-glycylglycine and xylitol in aqueous sodium chloride and potassium chloride solutions are negative and become less negative with an increase in the molality of sodium chloride or potassium chloride. The results are discussed in terms of solute-solute and solute-solvent interactions.

  13. Bicarbonate-Regulated Soluble Adenylyl Cyclase

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Wuttke MS

    2001-07-01

    Full Text Available Soluble adenylyl cyclase (sAC represents a novel form of mammalian adenylyl cyclase structurally, molecularly, and biochemically distinct from the G protein-regulated, transmembrane adenylyl cyclases (tmACs. sAC possesses no transmembrane domains and is insensitive to classic modulators of tmACs, such as heterotrimeric G proteins and P site ligands. Thus, sAC defines an independently regulated cAMP signaling system within mammalian cells. sAC is directly stimulated by bicarbonate ion both in vivo in heterologously expressing cells and in vitro using purified protein. sAC appears to be the predominant form of adenylyl cyclase (AC in mammalian sperm, and its direct activation by bicarbonate provides a mechanism for generating the cAMP required to complete the bicarbonate-induced processes necessary for fertilization, including hyperactivated motility, capacitation, and the acrosome reaction. Immunolocalization studies reveal sAC is also abundantly expressed in other tissues which respond to bicarbonate or carbon dioxide levels suggesting it may function as a general bicarbonate/CO(2 sensor throughout the body.

  14. The effect of sodium hypochlorite solutions on in vitro seedling growth and shoot regeneration of flax (Linum usitatissimum)

    Science.gov (United States)

    Yildiz, Mustafa; Er, Celâl

    2002-04-01

    The aim of this study was to determine the effect of concentration (40, 60, and 80%) and temperature (0, 10, 20, and 30°C) of sodium hypochlorite (NaOCl) solutions on seed germination, in vitro viability and growth of flax seedlings and regeneration capacity of hypocotyl explants. Results showed that seed germination, seedling growth and shoot regeneration were negatively affected by increasing concentration and temperature of disinfectant. The best results in seedling growth and shoot regeneration were obtained when 40% disinfectant concentration at 10°C was used.

  15. Effect of Bicarbonate on the Mineralization of Methyldiethanolamine by using UV/H2O2

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Sabtanti Harimurti

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available The presence of bicarbonate affects the degradation efficiency of effluents containing aqueous methyldiethanolamine (MDEA solution leaving the CO2 absorption/regeneration unit of natural gas processing units. In the present study the effect of bicarbonate at three different pH conditions of (acidic, neutral and alkaline simulated MDEA solution were conducted, by the addition of six different concentration of NaHCO3 (0.025, 0.05, 0.075, 0.1, 0.125 and 0.15 M. The presence of bicarbonate increased the mineralization of MDEA when the reaction was conducted at neutral initial pH conditions, where as the MDEA mineralization was reduced when the reaction was conducted at alkaline pH condition.

  16. The absorption spectra of Pu(VI), -(V) and -(IV) produced electrochemically in carbonate-bicarbonate media

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    Absorption spectra in carbonate and bicarbonate media have been measured for various oxidation states of plutonium. The oxidation state of plutonium was adjusted electrochemically (Pu(VI)-V), Esub(f)=+0.11 V vs. SCE) to avoid contamination by redox reagents. In carbonate medium the spectra of Pu(VI) and Pu(V) showed marked differences from the spectra of the same oxidation state in acidic solutions. In bicarbonate the spectra of Pu(VI) and Pu(IV) also differed from the corresponding spectra in acidic media. Reduction to Pu(III) resulted in a precipitate in both carbonate and bicarbonate media. (author)

  17. Measurements of density and of thermal expansion coefficient of sodium tetraborate (borax)-UO2 and of sodium metaborate-UO2 solutions

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    Measurements have been performed of the density and volumetric thermal expansion coefficient of liquid sodium tetraborate (borax) and of sodium metaborate both pure and with two different amounts of UO2 dissolved in each. These data are required for the design of core-catchers based on sodium borates. The measurements have been performed with the buoyancy method in the temperature range from 8500C to 13250C. The data for the pure borax and for the sodium metaborate agree reasonably well with the data from the literature, giving confidence that the measurements are correct and the new data for the salts with UO2 are reliable. (orig.)

  18. Synthesis and solution properties of branched poly(sodium 2-acrylamido-2-methylpropane sulfonate.

    Czech Academy of Sciences Publication Activity Database

    Gromadzki, Daniel; Tereshchenko, A.; Makuška, R.

    Coimbra : Polyelectrolytes 2008, 2008. s. 200-200. [International Symposium on Polyelectrolytes 2008 /7./. 16.06.2008-19.06.2008, Coimbra ] Grant ostatní: Europan Commission - Marie Curie Research Training Network SOCON MRTN-CT-2004-512331 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z40500505 Keywords : polyelectrolytes * branched poly(sodium 2-acrylamido-2-methylpropane sulfonate) * self condensing vinyl polymerization (SCVP) Subject RIV: CD - Macromolecular Chemistry

  19. Emergence of Conilon Coffee Seedlings Originating from Seeds Treated with a Sodium Hypochlorite Solution

    OpenAIRE

    Raquel Fialho Rubim; Henrique Duarte Vieira; Eduardo Fontes Araújo; Anna Christina Sanazário Oliveira; Alexandre Pio Viana

    2014-01-01

    The coffee seeds are problematic for the physiologycal quality, featuring low speed of seedling emergence. In this sense, this work was developed with the objective of evaluating the effect of sodium hypochlorite in the removal of the parchment and in the emergence and seedlings development of conilon coffee in nursery conditions. Coffee seeds of the variety Victoria were used, which were harvested in the cherry stage and pulped by hand. Seeds were dried in an oven with...

  20. Sodium phthalamates as corrosion inhibitors for carbon steel in aqueous hydrochloric acid solution

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    Highlights: ? N-Alkyl-sodium phthalamates as corrosion inhibitors for industry in acidic medium. ? Compounds behaved as mixed type inhibitors and followed Langmuir adsorption isotherm. ? Efficiencies were proportional to aliphatic chain length and inhibitor concentration. ? Iron complexes and chelates with phthalamates contributed to carbon steel protection. - Abstract: Three compounds of N-alkyl-sodium phthalamates were synthesized and tested as corrosion inhibitors for carbon steel in 0.5 M aqueous hydrochloric acid. Tests showed that inhibitor efficiencies were related to aliphatic chain length and dependent on concentration. N-1-n-tetradecyl-sodium phthalamate displayed moderate efficiency against uniform corrosion, 42-86% at 25 deg. C and 25-60% at 40 oC. Tests indicated that compounds behave as mixed type inhibitors where molecular adsorption on steel followed Langmuir isotherm, whereas thermodynamic suggested that a physisorption process occurred. XPS analysis confirmed film formation on surface, where Fe+2 complexes and Fe+2 chelates with phthalamates prevented steel from further corrosion.

  1. Surface composition of layers formed after interaction with solutions and electrode properties of alkali-alumoborosilicate glasses. 2. Sodium-alumoborosilicate glass

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    Concentration profiles of the glass surface layer components and quantitative kinetic characteristics of sodium-alumoborosilicate glass (NaAlB) interaction with HF, HCl and salt solutions are compared to corresponding data for potassium-alumoborosilicate (KAlB) and sodium-alumosilicate (NaAl) glasses. The chemical stability of glasses is reduced in NaAl > NaAlB > KAlB series. Boron oxide, being leached in salt solutions, produces low-soluble compounds in the surface layers. Boron presence in a silicate lattice reduces abruptly its resistance to HF solution and to other ones. 9 refs.; 3 figs.; 4 tabs

  2. Inorganic polymers from laterite using activation with phosphoric acid and alkaline sodium silicate solution: Mechanical and microstructural properties

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    Lassinantti Gualtieri, Magdalena, E-mail: magdalena.gualtieri@unimore.it [Dipartimento di Ingegneria " Enzo Ferrari" , Università degli studi di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Via Vignolese 905/a, I-41125 Modena (Italy); Romagnoli, Marcello [Dipartimento di Ingegneria " Enzo Ferrari" , Università degli studi di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Via Vignolese 905/a, I-41125 Modena (Italy); Pollastri, Simone; Gualtieri, Alessandro F. [Dipartimento di Scienze Chimiche e Geologiche, Università degli studi di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Via S. Eufemia 19I, I-41121 Modena (Italy)

    2015-01-15

    Geopolymers from laterite, an iron-rich soil available in developing countries, have great potential as building materials. In this work, laterite from Togo (Africa) was used to prepare geopolymers using both phosphoric acid and alkaline sodium silicate solution. Microstructural properties were investigated by scanning electron microscopy, X-ray powder diffraction and mercury porosimetry, whereas thermal properties were evaluated by thermal analyses. The local environment of iron was studied by X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy (XANES region). The mechanical properties were determined. Modulus of Rupture and Young's modulus fell in the ranges 3.3–4.5 MPa and 12–33 GPa, respectively, rendering the materials good candidates for construction purposes. Heating above 900 °C results in weight-gain, presumably due to iron redox reactions. X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy data evidence changes in the chemical and structural environments of iron following thermal treatment of geopolymers. These changes indicate interaction between the geopolymer structure and iron during heating, possibly leading to redox properties. -- Highlights: •Geopolymerization of laterite is promising for fabrication of building materials. •Both phosphoric acid and alkaline sodium silicate solution can be used for activation. •Thermally activated redox properties of the inorganic polymers were observed.

  3. Inorganic polymers from laterite using activation with phosphoric acid and alkaline sodium silicate solution: Mechanical and microstructural properties

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    Geopolymers from laterite, an iron-rich soil available in developing countries, have great potential as building materials. In this work, laterite from Togo (Africa) was used to prepare geopolymers using both phosphoric acid and alkaline sodium silicate solution. Microstructural properties were investigated by scanning electron microscopy, X-ray powder diffraction and mercury porosimetry, whereas thermal properties were evaluated by thermal analyses. The local environment of iron was studied by X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy (XANES region). The mechanical properties were determined. Modulus of Rupture and Young's modulus fell in the ranges 3.3–4.5 MPa and 12–33 GPa, respectively, rendering the materials good candidates for construction purposes. Heating above 900 °C results in weight-gain, presumably due to iron redox reactions. X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy data evidence changes in the chemical and structural environments of iron following thermal treatment of geopolymers. These changes indicate interaction between the geopolymer structure and iron during heating, possibly leading to redox properties. -- Highlights: •Geopolymerization of laterite is promising for fabrication of building materials. •Both phosphoric acid and alkaline sodium silicate solution can be used for activation. •Thermally activated redox properties of the inorganic polymers were observed

  4. Thermodynamic analysis of unimer-micelle and sphere-to-rod micellar transitions of aqueous solutions of sodium dodecylbenzenesulfonate

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    Highlights: • Unimer-micelle and sphere-to-rod micellar transitions were observed to sodium dodecylbenzenesulfonate in aqueous solutions. • Two micellar transitions were seen by electrical conductivity and surface tension. • An anomalous ?S0 and ?H0 increase with T was found for the second critical transition. • More stable aggregates are evidenced for spherical micelles than for the other shapes. - Abstract: Temperature dependence of specific conductivity of sodium dodecylbenzenesulfonate (NaDBS) aqueous solutions was analyzed. Two breaks on the plot appeared for all temperature, which suggest two micellar transitions. This has been corroborated by surface tension measurements. The first transition concentration occurs at the critical micelle concentration (CMC), whilst the second critical concentration (so-called transition micellar concentration, TMC) is due to a sphere-to-rod micelles transition. The dependence of CMC and TMC on the temperature allows the computation of the corresponding thermodynamic functions: Gibbs free energy, enthalpy and entropy changes. For the CMC, enthalpy and entropy increments were found that decrease with the temperature values. However, an anomalous behavior was obtained for the TMC, where both ?S0 and ?H0 values raised with the temperature increase. However, for both transitions, an (enthalpy + entropy) compensation is observed. These results will be compared with similar systems reported in the literature

  5. Comparison of two cathartic preparations, peg-electrolytes solution and sodium phosphate salts, as means for large bowel preparation for colonoscopy

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    N. Antonakopoulos, I. Kyrlagkitsis, V. Xourgias, D.G. Karamanolis

    2007-03-01

    Full Text Available SUMMARY The ideal bowel preparation for colonoscopy must combine the characteristics of effectiveness with the least side effects. We compared the relatively novel cathartic preparation of sodium phosphate salts (Fleet Phospho-sodaR with the widely used PEG-electrolytes solution (Klean-prepR. Fiftytwo consecutive patients referred for colonoscopy were randomised to receive either sodium phospate salts or PEG electrolytes. The evaluation of the two preparations was based on two separate questionnaires, one completed by the endoscopist who ignored the kind of bowel preparation used and the other by the patient. Bowel preparation with sodium phospate salts was more effective in bowel cleansing and better tolerated than PEG-electrolytes solution in terms of difficulty in intake and swallowing, fatigue, the presence of colicky abdominal pain, flatulence, vomiting and perianal irritation (p<0,05. Key words: cathartic preparation, PEG-electrolytes, sodium phosphate salts

  6. Localized corrosion of alloys C-276 and 625 in aerated sodium chloride solutions at 25 to 200 degrees C

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    Two molybdenum-bearing nickel alloys, Alloy C-276 and Alloy 625, were previously identified for consideration as candidate container materials for the Canadian Nuclear Fuel Waste Management Program. Because of the paucity of data for the localized corrosion behaviour of these passive alloys under conditions that may be experienced in a disposal vault, this project was undertaken to study the crevice and pitting corrosion of Alloys C-276 and 625 in chloride solutions at elevated temperatures. Electrochemical and immersion tests have been conducted in neutral sodium chloride solutions (0.1 wt% to saturated) at 25 to 200 degrees C, in an attempt to identify the conditions under which localized corrosion occurs and to relate the actual corrosion behaviour to that expected on the basis of electrochemical studies. Cyclic polarization studies showed that the passivation breakdown potentials move rapidly to more active values with increasing temperatures. Above 100 degrees C the resistance to localized corrosion is greatly reduced. The results of the immersion tests are presented in the form of T versus (C1-) diagrams. These susceptibility diagrams suggest that there is a limiting crevice-corrosion temperature for each alloy in aerated, neutral sodium chloride solutions. Below this temperature corrosion does not occur, regardless of the chloride concentration. The values of the limiting crevice-corrosion temperatures were in the range 100 to 125 degrees C for Alloy C-276 and 100 to 115 degrees C for Alloy 625. Such values suggest that saturation of the chloride solutions by surface boiling could occur without the initiation of localized corrosion. These electrochemical results indicate that a large safety margin for susceptibility to localized corrosion might be found below 100 degrees C

  7. A Fiber-Optic Sensor Using an Aqueous Solution of Sodium Chloride to Measure Temperature and Water Level Simultaneously

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Wook Jae Yoo

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available A fiber-optic sensor system using a multiplexed array of sensing probes based on an aqueous solution of sodium chloride (NaCl solution and an optical time-domain reflectometer (OTDR for simultaneous measurement of temperature and water level is proposed. By changing the temperature, the refractive index of the NaCl solution is varied and Fresnel reflection arising at the interface between the distal end of optical fiber and the NaCl solution is then also changed. We measured the modified optical power of the light reflected from the sensing probe using a portable OTDR device and also obtained the relationship between the temperature of water and the optical power. In this study, the water level was simply determined by measuring the signal difference of the optical power due to the temperature difference of individual sensing probes placed inside and outside of the water. In conclusion, we demonstrate that the temperature and water level can be obtained simultaneously by measuring optical powers of light reflected from sensing probes based on the NaCl solution. It is anticipated that the proposed fiber-optic sensor system makes it possible to remotely monitor the real-time change of temperature and water level of the spent fuel pool during a loss of power accident.

  8. A fiber-optic sensor using an aqueous solution of sodium chloride to measure temperature and water level simultaneously.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Yoo, Wook Jae; Sim, Hyeok In; Shin, Sang Hun; Jang, Kyoung Won; Cho, Seunghyun; Moon, Joo Hyun; Lee, Bongsoo

    2014-01-01

    A fiber-optic sensor system using a multiplexed array of sensing probes based on an aqueous solution of sodium chloride (NaCl solution) and an optical time-domain reflectometer (OTDR) for simultaneous measurement of temperature and water level is proposed. By changing the temperature, the refractive index of the NaCl solution is varied and Fresnel reflection arising at the interface between the distal end of optical fiber and the NaCl solution is then also changed. We measured the modified optical power of the light reflected from the sensing probe using a portable OTDR device and also obtained the relationship between the temperature of water and the optical power. In this study, the water level was simply determined by measuring the signal difference of the optical power due to the temperature difference of individual sensing probes placed inside and outside of the water. In conclusion, we demonstrate that the temperature and water level can be obtained simultaneously by measuring optical powers of light reflected from sensing probes based on the NaCl solution. It is anticipated that the proposed fiber-optic sensor system makes it possible to remotely monitor the real-time change of temperature and water level of the spent fuel pool during a loss of power accident. PMID:25310471

  9. Comparison of the Antibacterial Effect of Sodium Hypochlorite and Aloe Vera Solutions as Root Canal Irrigants in Human Extracted Teeth Contaminated with Enterococcus Faecalis

    OpenAIRE

    Sahebi S.; Khosravifar N.; SedighShamsi M.; Motamedifar M.

    2014-01-01

    Statement of Problem: The main purpose of a root canal treatment is to eliminate the bacteria and their products from the pulp space. Sodium hypochlorite has excellent antibacterial properties but also some negative features. Purpose: The aim of the present study is to compare the antimicrobial effect of Aloe Vera solution with sodium hypochlorite on E.faecalis in the root canals of human extracted teeth. Materials and Method: Sixty human extracted single rooted teeth were selected for...

  10. A study of the structure of mixed micellar solutions based on heptaethylene glycol monotetradecyl ether and sodium (lithium) dodecyl sulfate by the small-angle neutron scattering method

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    The micellization in mixed aqueous systems based on a new nonionic surfactant, namely, heptaethylene glycol monotetradecyl ether (C14E7), and an anionic surfactant, namely, sodium dodecyl sulfate, sodium decyl sulfate, or lithium dodecyl sulfate, is studied by small-angle neutron scattering. Preliminary results of the investigation into the behavior of C14E7 aqueous solutions (at two concentrations, 0.17 and 0.50%) upon addition of small amounts of three different classical anionic surfactants are reported

  11. In vitro study of triglyceride lipolysis and phase distribution of the reaction products and cholesterol: effects of calcium and bicarbonate

    OpenAIRE

    Vinarov, Z.; Petrova, L.; Tcholakova, S.; Denkov, N. D.; Stoyanov, S.D.; Lips, A.

    2012-01-01

    We describe a relatively simple in vitro model for triglyceride (TG) lipolysis which mimics closely the conditions in the human stomach and small intestine. The main model advantages are: (1) as in vivo, sodium bicarbonate is used for buffering; (2) the pH-profile in the small intestine is closely matched; (3) the experimental procedure does not include complex equipment. To test its performance, the proposed in vitro model is applied to quantify the effects of Ca2+, pH, and bicarbonate on th...

  12. Comparative evaluation of the antimicrobial efficacy of a 5% sodium hypochlorite subsonic-activated solution.

    OpenAIRE

    Berutti, Elio; CUFFINI, Annamaria; Scalas, Daniela; PERA, FRANCESCO; Mandras, Narcisa; Scotti, Nicola; PASQUALINI, Damiano

    2010-01-01

    INTRODUCTION: The study evaluated the efficacy of subsonic agitation of sodium hypochlorite (NaOCl) in reducing bacterial load in the root canal. METHODS: Root canals of 112 extracted human single-root teeth were preflared using K-Flexofiles (Dentsply Maillefer, Ballaigues, Switzerland) up to #20 and then shaped using ProTaper S1-S2-F1-F2-F3 (Dentsply Maillefer) at the working length. Irrigation was performed with 33 mL of 5% NaOCl, alternating with 10 mL of 10% EDTA. After ethylene oxide ...

  13. Efeito do bicarbonato de sódio no tratamento de vinhaça em AnSBBR operado a 55 e 35ºC / Effect of the sodium bicarbonate in the treatment of vinasse in AnSBBR operated at 55 and 35ºC

    Scientific Electronic Library Online (English)

    Maria Magdalena Ribas, Döll; Eugenio, Foresti.

    2010-09-01

    Full Text Available Avaliou-se a influência do bicarbonato de sódio (NaHCO3) no desempenho do reator anaeróbio batelada sequencial com biomassa imobilizada tratando vinhaça a 55 e a 35ºC. O reator foi preenchido com espuma de poliuretano e agitado a 300 rpm. A adaptação a 55ºC estendeu-se por 50 dias, tendo o reator si [...] do alimentado com vinhaça (DQO de 0,3 a 1,0 g/L). Para a operação a 35ºC, procedeu-se inicialmente ao enriquecimento da população metanogênica, durante 21 dias, com substrato à base de etanol (2,5 gDQO/L). Posteriormente, cargas orgânicas volumétricas (COV) de 0,85 a 5,70 gDQO/L.d foram aplicadas no reator a 55ºC, com suplementação de 1,2 a 0,4 gHCO3-/gDQO. A 35ºC, o reator foi submetido a COV de 2,85 a 36,0 gDQO/L.d com 0,4 a 0,2 gHCO3-/gDQO. A remoção de DQO variou de 43 a 78% a 55ºC e de 75 a 85% a 35ºC. A suplementação de alcalinidade mostrou-se essencial para a estabilidade do processo, sendo requerida em menor quantidade a 35ºC. Abstract in english The influence of the sodium bicarbonate (NaHCO3) on the performance of an anaerobic sequencing batch biofilm reactor treating vinasse at 55 and 35ºC was evaluated. The reactor was filled with polyurethane foam and agitated at 300 rpm. The acclimatization period at 55ºC lasted 50 days, and the reacto [...] r was fed with vinasse (COD from 0.3 to 1.0 g/L). A previous enrichment of methanogenic population was provided for the reactor operated at 35ºC, feeding it with an ethanol based substrate (2.5 gCOD/L) during 21 days. Further on, organic loading rates (OLR) ranging from 0.85 to 5.70 gCOD/L.d were applied to the reactor at 55ºC, supplemented with 1.2 to 0.4 gHCO3-/gCOD. At 35ºC the reactor was subjected to OLR ranging from 2.85 to 36.0 gCOD/L.d with 0.4 to 0.2 gHCO3-/gCOD. COD removal ranged from 43 to 78% at 55ºC and from 75 to 85% at 35ºC. Alkalinity supplementation was found to be essential for process stability, but the amount required was lower at 35ºC.

  14. Bicarbonate versus acetate hemodialysis in ventilated patients.

    Science.gov (United States)

    van Geelen, J A; Woittiez, A J; Schalekamp, M A

    1987-09-01

    Hemodynamic tolerance to bicarbonate versus acetate hemodialysis was studied in seven ventilated, critically ill patients, suffering from acute renal failure. Both kinds of hemodialysis were carried out with a recirculating dialysate delivery system and a relatively low blood flow (180 ml/min). Each patient underwent two hemodialysis procedures, one with bicarbonate and one with acetate, lasting for four hours. Ultrafiltration rates were kept below 250 ml/h and only biocompatible membranes with a relatively small surface area (Biospal 2400, Hospal, France) were used. Despite the mild hemodialysis conditions, hypotensive episodes with a mean blood pressure below 70 mmHg were observed in 3 out of 7 bicarbonate sessions and 4 out of 7 acetate sessions. Thus, we could not demonstrate a hemodynamic advantage of bicarbonate hemodialysis in this group of ventilated patients. This contrasts with other studies conducted in non-ventilated patients. Prevention of hypoxemia by mechanical ventilation and control of vascular tone by the use of vasoactive drugs may be of more clinical relevance than the kind of hemodialysis procedure that is used. PMID:3117466

  15. 21 CFR 184.1763 - Sodium hydroxide.

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-04-01

    ...Sodium hydroxide. (a) Sodium hydroxide (NaOH, CAS Reg. No. 1310-73-2...empirical formula is NaOH. Sodium hydroxide is prepared commercially by...solution and also by reacting calcium hydroxide with sodium...

  16. Solution enthalpies of sodium, potassium, rubidium and cesium iodates in water at 298.15 K

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    Solution enthalpies ?Hs of soldium, potassium, rubidium and cesium iodates in water at 298.15 K were measured using precision adiabatic-shell calorimeter. ?Hs value was specified for CsIO3. Solution enthalpies of these salts with infinite dilution of solutions were calculated on the basis of obtained data. They were equal to 20.059±0.030, 27.608±0.047, 35.806±0.041 and 39.709±0.060 kJ/mol respectively

  17. The bicarbonate transporter is essential for Bacillus anthracis lethality.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Wilson, Adam C; Soyer, Magali; Hoch, James A; Perego, Marta

    2008-11-01

    In the pathogenic bacterium Bacillus anthracis, virulence requires induced expression of the anthrax toxin and capsule genes. Elevated CO2/bicarbonate levels, an indicator of the host environment, provide a signal ex vivo to increase expression of virulence factors, but the mechanism underlying induction and its relevance in vivo are unknown. We identified a previously uncharacterized ABC transporter (BAS2714-12) similar to bicarbonate transporters in photosynthetic cyanobacteria, which is essential to the bicarbonate induction of virulence gene expression. Deletion of the genes for the transporter abolished induction of toxin gene expression and strongly decreased the rate of bicarbonate uptake ex vivo, demonstrating that the BAS2714-12 locus encodes a bicarbonate ABC transporter. The bicarbonate transporter deletion strain was avirulent in the A/J mouse model of infection. Carbonic anhydrase inhibitors, which prevent the interconversion of CO2 and bicarbonate, significantly affected toxin expression only in the absence of bicarbonate or the bicarbonate transporter, suggesting that carbonic anhydrase activity is not essential to virulence factor induction and that bicarbonate, and not CO2, is the signal essential for virulence induction. The identification of this novel bicarbonate transporter essential to virulence of B. anthracis may be of relevance to other pathogens, such as Streptococcus pyogenes, Escherichia coli, Borrelia burgdorferi, and Vibrio cholera that regulate virulence factor expression in response to CO2/bicarbonate, and suggests it may be a target for antibacterial intervention. PMID:19023421

  18. Sodium Sulfate Separation from Aqueous Alkaline Solutions via Crystalline Urea-Functionalized Capsules: Thermodynamics and Kinetics of Crystallization

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    Custelcean, Radu [ORNL; Sloop Jr, Frederick {Fred} V [ORNL; Rajbanshi, Arbin [ORNL; Wan, Shun [ORNL; Moyer, Bruce A [ORNL

    2015-01-01

    ABSTRACT: The thermodynamics and kinetics of crystallization of sodium sulfate with a tripodal tris-urea receptor (L1) from aqueous alkaline solutions have been measured in the 15 55 C temperature range, with the goal of identifying the optimal conditions for efficient and quick sulfate removal from nuclear wastes. The use of radiolabeled Na235SO4 provided a practical way to monitor the sulfate concentration in solution by liquid scintillation counting. Our results are consistent with a two-step crystallization mechanism, involving relatively quick dissolution of crystalline L1 followed by the rate-limiting crystallization of the Na2SO4(L1)2(H2O)4 capsules. We found that temperature exerted relatively little influence over the equilibrium sulfate concentration, which ranged between 0.004 and 0.011 M. This corresponds to 77 91% removal of sulfate from a solution containing 0.0475 M initial sulfate concentration, as found in a typical Hanford waste tank. The apparent pseudo-first-order rate constant for sulfate removal increased 20-fold from 15 to 55 C, corresponding to an activation energy of 14.1 kcal/mol. At the highest measured temperature of 55 C, 63% and 75% of sulfate was removed from solution within 8 h and 24 h, respectively.

  19. Interactions of glutamine dipeptides with sodium dodecyl sulfate in aqueous solution measured by volume, conductivity, and fluorescence spectra

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    Highlights: ? Ion-ion and ion-polar group interactions are dominant interactions. ? The SDS addition and temperature increase cause a dehydration effect on dipeptides. ? The addition of dipeptide in water decreases the ccmc of SDS. ? Enthalpy-entropy compensation takes place during micellization. ? Micelle aggregation number was decreased by addition of glutamine dipeptides. - Abstract: Densities, conductivities, and fluorescence spectra of {sodium dodecyl sulfate (SDS) + glutamine dipeptide + water} mixtures were measured as a function of temperature. The density data have been utilized to calculate apparent molar volumes, standard partial molar volumes (V2,?o), standard partial molar volumes of transfer from water to aqueous SDS solutions (?tVo), the hydration number, partial molar expansibility (E?o), and Hepler's constant of glutamine dipeptides. The critical micellar concentration (ccmc) and the degree of counterion dissociation of SDS micelles obtained from electrical conductivity data have been estimated at various concentrations of glutamine dipeptide. Thermodynamic parameters of micellization of SDS in aqueous dipeptide solutions have been determined from ccmc values and an enthalpy-entropy compensation effect was observed for the ternary systems. The pyrene fluorescence spectra were used to study the change of micropolarity produced by the interaction of SDS with glutamine dipeptide, and the aggregation behavior of SDS. The results have been interpreted in terms of solute-solvent interactions and structural changes in the mixed solutions.

  20. Differential Responses of Two Lactuca sativa Varieties to Bicarbonate-Induced Iron Deficiency

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Mohamed Chebbi

    2013-11-01

    Full Text Available Iron chlorosis induced by bicarbonate is very common in calcareous soils, where bicarbonate (HCO3- ions are present at high concentrations. In this study, morpho-physiological and biochemical responses of two Lactuca sativa varieties (Romaine and Vista to bicarbonate induced iron deficiency were investigated. The culture was conducted on nutrient solution containing 5 µM Fe and 10 mM NaHCO3, in a growth chamber with controlled conditions. After 14 days of bicarbonate treatment, the two varieties seedling showed a slight yellowing of young leaves associated with a significant decline of plant biomass, leaf number and area. Furthermore, the concentrations of the nutrient elements (potassium, magnesium, iron and calcium in leaves and roots of two lettuce varieties were modified. In roots of bicarbonate treated plants, the Fe-chelate reductase activity was increased as compared to control in both varieties. PEPC activity was enhanced only in Vista variety. Moreover, Fe deficiency induced a small change in the photosynthetic parameters and chlorophyll fluorescence, especially in Romaine variety. These changes are accompanied by decreases in ribulose 1.5-bisphosphate carboxylase/oxygenase (Rubisco activity. These findings indicated that Vista variety could survive at low iron supply.

  1. The interaction of phosphate coatings on a carbon steel surface with a sodium nitrite and silicate solution

    Science.gov (United States)

    Ramanauskas, R.; Gir?ien?, O.; Gudavi?i?t?, L.; Selskis, A.

    2015-02-01

    Mono-cation PZn, bi-cation PZnCa, PZnNi and three-cation PZnNiMn crystalline phosphate coatings were modified with an inhibitor mixture: a sodium nitrite and sodium silicate solution with the aim to establish the reasons of protective ability enhancement of passive films on a carbon steel surface in an alkaline media. The SEM, EDS, XRD and XPS techniques were applied for the structural, phase and composition characterization of the phosphate coatings, voltammetric measurements were carried out to determine the passive layer protective ability, while EIS studies yielded information on the coatings porosity. Compact films of Si compounds were formed on the surface of the phosphate coatings during their modification procedure, which was accompanied by an increase in the protective ability of phosphate layer. A higher porosity and regularly shaped crystallites of the phosphate layer were favourable for accumulation of a greater amount of Si in the modified coatings. The protective ability of the modified coatings remains fairly pronounced, which testifies that the phosphate layer porosity is not the only factor influencing the corrosion behaviour of the coating. The difference in the nature of Si compounds comprising modified phosphate coatings leads to the differences in their protective ability.

  2. One-step synthesis of silica-coated magnetite nanoparticles by electrooxidation of iron in sodium silicate solution

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    Silica-coated magnetite nanoparticles have been synthesized successfully using a one-step electrochemical method. In this method, pure iron in a dilute aqueous sodium silicate solution that served as a silica precursor was electrooxidized. We show that the presence of silicate can significantly enhance the purity of the magnetite formed. Impurities in the form of FeOOH (found in the magnetite prepared in water) are not found. The magnetite nanoparticles produced by this method are nearly spherical with a mean size ranging from 6 to 10 nm, which is lower than the size of particles prepared in water, and this size range depends on the applied voltage and the sodium silicate concentration. The magnetite nanoparticles exhibit superparamagnetic properties with saturation magnetization ranging from 15 to 22 emu g?1, which is lower than the saturation magnetization of the Fe3O4 bulk materials (Ms = 92 emu g?1). This facile method appears to be promising as a synthetic route for producing silica-coated magnetite nanoparticles.

  3. High resolution 1H NMR study of the solution structure of the S4 segment of the sodium channel protein

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    In this work the authors assessed the models of S4 by synthesizing the S4 segment of the first internal repeat of the rat brain I and II sodium channels and examining its solution conformation by high-resolution NMR. The authors synthesized the sequence proposed for S4 by Noda et al. With lysine as the 21 st and final residue. The results indicate that the synthetic peptide, corresponding to the S4 sequenceproposed for the internal repeat of the rat brain sodium channel by Noda et al. Forms a predominantly ?-helical structure in TFE/wter (9:1); there is no evidence for a 310 helix as has been suggested. Since the basic residues are evenly disposed about the helix face, the structural data are consistent with the 'sliding helix' model of channel activation, but the closely related ion-pair disruption model of Greenblatt et al is still a possibility. The methodology presented here, which involves synthesis of a putative membrane-spanning helix and the determination of its structure in an organic solvent by high resolution NMR and computer based methods, promises to be a powerful way of gaining new information about membrane proteins consisting of helical bundles. It has been pointed out that the usual structure prdiciton methods may not be an ideal way of producing models of these proteins. (author). 20 refs.; 3 figs.; 2 tabs

  4. Polyvinyl pyrrolidone capped fluorescent anthracene nanoparticles for sensing fluorescein sodium in aqueous solution and analytical application for ophthalmic samples.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Bhopate, Dhanaji P; Mahajan, Prasad G; Garadkar, Kalyanrao M; Kolekar, Govind B; Patil, Shivajirao R

    2015-11-01

    Based on the known complexation ability between polyvinyl pyrrolidone (PVP) and fluorescein sodium (FL Na(+) ), fluorescent PVP capped anthracene nanoparticles (PVP-ANPs) were prepared using a reprecipitation method for detection of fluorescein in aqueous solution using the fluorescence resonance energy transfer (FRET) approach. A dynamic light scattering histogram of PVP-ANPs showed narrower particle size distribution and the average particle size was 15?nm. The aggregation-induced enhanced emission (AIEE) of PVP-ANPs was red shifted from its monomer by 1087.22?cm(-1) . The maximum emission was seen to occur at 420?nm. The presence of FL Na(+) in the vicinity of PVP-ANPs quenched the fluorescence of PVP-ANPs because of its adsorption on the surface of PVP-ANPs in aqueous suspension. The FL Na(+) and PVP-ANPs were brought close enough, typically to 7.89?nm, which was less than the distance of 10?nm that is required between the energy donor-acceptor molecule for efficient FRET. The quenching results fit into the Stern-Volmer relationship even at temperatures greater than ambient temperatures. The thermodynamic parameters determined from FRET results helped to propose binding mechanisms involving hydrophobic and electrostatic molecular interaction. The fluorescence quenching results were used further to develop an analytical method for estimation of fluorescein sodium from ophthalmic samples available commercially in the market. Copyright © 2015 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. PMID:25736374

  5. Evaluation of the dark pigment formation when mixing the sodium hypochlorite solution in different concentrations, with chlorhexidine gluconate 0.2%

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Luis Eduardo Duarte IRALA

    2009-09-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this study was to verify the dark pigment formation when mixing sodium hypochlorite solution in different concentrations, with chlorhexidine gluconate. Material and methods: 1 mL of sodium hypochlorite solution was mixed at concentrations of 0.5%, 1 to 1.5%, 2.5 to 3%, 4.5 to 5% with 1 mL of chlorhexidine at 0.2% in Petri dishes. After 5 minutes, the reading of the dishes was done. Results and conclusion: Through the results obtained, it can be observed that in all mixtures there was the formation of a dark pigment.

  6. Some magnetic resonance properties of solutions of sodium in liquid ammonia; Contribution a l'etude des solutions de sodium dans l'ammoniac liquide par resonance magnetique

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    Lambert, C. [Commissariat a l' Energie Atomique, Saclay (France). Centre d' Etudes Nucleaires

    1968-02-01

    Dilute solutions of sodium in liquid ammonia are studied by the mean of dynamic polarization techniques, and with the aid of Becker Lindquist and Alder model. Paramagnetic shifts are computed as a function of the 'average spin density', for each of the nuclear spin system. The nuclear contributions to the Overhauser shift are computed in the same way. A theoretical study of the main relaxation processes is carried out for each of the nuclear spin system and for the electronic spin system. The dynamic polarization experiments consist in classical measurement of the Overhauser enhancement for nitrogen, and in direct measurements of nitrogen Knight shift and nuclear contributions to the Overhauser shift by the mean of double irradiation techniques. The results show that, in dilute solutions, the relaxation of nitrogen arises from quadrupole interaction and from hyperfine interaction with unpaired electrons. Both interactions are of the same order of magnitude. Overhauser shift measurements show that the spin density is negative at the proton site, in agreement with Hughes results. (author) [French] Les solutions diluees de sodium dans l'ammoniac sont etudiees au moyen des techniques de la polarisation dynamique, sur la base du modele de Becker Lindquist et Aider. Les deplacements paramagnetiques des raies de resonance nucleaire des differents noyaux sont analyses en faisant appel a la notion de ''densite moyenne de spin'' introduite par l'auteur; et les differentes contributions nucleaires au deplacement d'Overhauser sont calculees en fonction de cette meme grandeur. Une etude theorique de la relaxation de chaque systeme de spin permet d'evaluer l'importance relative des differents mecanismes mis en jeu. Les experiences de polarisation dynamique effectuees au cours de ce travail consistent en mesures classiques de l'effet Overhauser sur l'azote, d'une part, et en la mise en oeuvre de techniques originales pour mesurer le deplacement de Knight de l'azote et les differentes contributions au deplacement d'Overhauser, d'autre part. Les resultats obtenus montrent, en particulier, que la relaxation de l'azote, dans les solutions diluees, est due, a parts sensiblement egales, a l'interaction quadrupolaire et a l'interaction scalaire avec les electrons non apparies. Les mesures du deplacement d'Overhauser du aux protons montrent que la densite de spin sur ces noyaux est negative et confirment ainsi les travaux de Hughes. (auteur)

  7. Experimental investigation of aluminum complexing with sodium ion and of gallium and iron (III) speciation in natural solutions

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    The aim of this work is to acquire thermodynamic data on the aqueous complexes forming between sodium and aluminum, gallium and hydroxide, and iron (III) and hydroxide. These data will provide for a better understanding of the transport and distribution of these elements in surface and hydrothermal fluids. Stability constants of the sodium-aluminate complex (Na Al(OH)4 deg.) were obtained from boehmite solubility measurements at temperatures from 125 to 350 deg. C in alkaline solutions containing from 0.1 to 1 mol/L sodium. Complementary potentiometric measurements were performed with a sodium selective electrode, between 75 and 200 deg C (the potentiometric study was carried out by Gleb Pokrovski). Analyses of these data within the framework of the revised Helgeson-Kirkham-Flowers (HKF) model allowed determination of the HKF parameters for Na Al(OH)4 deg. and calculation of its thermodynamic properties to 800 deg. C and 5 kb. The results of this work show that Na Al(OH)4 deg. complex formation increases significantly the solubility of aluminum-bearing minerals and consequently aluminum mobility in hydrothermal fluids. Gallium speciation in surface and hydrothermal fluids is dominated by the negatively charged species, Ga(OH)4-. The thermodynamic properties of this species were determined from of OEGaOOH solubility measurements as a function of pH and temperature from 25 to 250 deg. C. In general, the variation of gallium aqueous speciation with pH is similar to that of aluminum other than at temperatures less than 200 deg. C over the pH range 3 - 6. This difference can account for the independent behavior of gallium versus aluminum in numerous low temperature natural systems. The thermodynamic properties of Fe(OH)3 deg. which dominates the speciation of Fe(III) in surface waters and Fe(OH)4- were determined from hematite solubility measurements as a function of pH, oxygen pressure and temperature from 110 to 300 deg. C. The available thermodynamic data on other aqueous iron (II) and iron (III) hydroxide complexes and solid iron (III) oxides and hydroxides were re-examined. A coherent set of thermodynamic data for the minerals and aqueous species in the system Fe(III)-O-H was generated in this study. These resulting data allows accurate calculation of the solubility of iron (III) oxides and hydroxides as a function of pH, specific surface area, and aging time (for amorphous hydroxide). (author)

  8. Synthesis, Optical and Thermal studies on novel nonlinear optical L–Histidine Sodium Thiosulphate crystal by solution growth technique

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    M. Radha Ramanan

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available A semi organic non-linear optical single crystal of L–Histidine Sodium Thiosulphate has been grown from aqueous solution by slow evaporation technique. The lattice parameters of the grown crystals were identified using single crystal X-ray analysis. The functional groups present in the crystal were identified using FTIR analysis. Optical absorption studies have confirmed that the grown crystal possesses less absorption in the entire visible region and UV cut-off is found to be at 230 nm. Thermal stability of the grown crystal was identified from TG-DTA analysis. The mechanical properties of the grown crystals have been studied using Vickers micro hardness tester for different loads. The presence of second harmonic generation (SHG for the grown crystal was confirmed by Kurtz powder technique.

  9. Improving the direct borohydride fuel cell performance with thiourea as the additive in the sodium borohydride solution

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    Celik, Cenk; Sarac, Halil Ibrahim [Department of Mechanical Engineering, Kocaeli University, 41380 Kocaeli (Turkey); Boyaci San, Fatma Gul [TUeBiTAK Marmara Research Centre, Energy Institute, 41470 Gebze, Kocaeli (Turkey)

    2010-08-15

    In this study, the effects of the additive thiourea (TU) have been investigated under steady state/steady-flow and uniform state/uniform-flow systems with the aim of minimizing the anodic hydrogen evolution on Pd in order to increase the performance of a direct borohydride fuel cell. The fuel cell has consisted of Pd/C anode, Pt/C cathode and Na{sup +} form Nafion membrane as the electrolyte. There has been a small improvement in peak power density and fuel utilization ratio by addition of TU (1.6 x 10{sup -3} M) into the sodium borohydride solution; the peak power densities of 14.4 and 15.1 mW cm{sup -2}, and fuel utilization ratios of 21.6% and 23.2% have been obtained without and with TU, respectively. (author)

  10. Accumulation of dissolved gases at hydrophobic surfaces in water and sodium chloride solutions: Implications for coal flotation

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    Hampton, M.A.; Nguyen, A.V. [University of Queensland, Brisbane, Qld. (Australia). Division of Chemical Engineering

    2009-08-15

    Dissolved gases can preferentially accumulate at the hydrophobic solid-water interface as revealed by neutron reflectivity measurements. In this paper, atomic force microscopy (AFM) was used to examine accumulation of dissolved gases at a hydrophobic surface in water and sodium chloride solutions. The solvent-exchange method was used to artificially form gaseous domains accumulated at the interface suitable for AFM imaging. Smooth graphite surfaces were used as model surfaces to minimize the secondary effect of surface roughness on the imaging. The concentration of NaCl up to 1 M was found to have a negligible influence on the geometry and population of pre-existing nanobubbles, nanopancakes and nanobubble-nanopancake composites. The implications of the findings on coal flotation in saline water are discussed in terms of attraction between hydrophobic surfaces in water, bubble-particle attachment and hydrophobic coagulation between particles.

  11. AFM study of the early corrosion of a high strength steel in a diluted sodium chloride solution

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    The high strength steels employed as reinforcement in pre-stressed concrete structures are drawn wire steels of eutectoid composition with a pearlitic microstructure. This work is focused on the study, by atomic force microscopy, of the early stages of the corrosion of such steels as a consequence of their exposition to a sodium chloride solution. The obtained images show the pearlitic microstructure of the steel, with a preferential attack of the ferrite phase and the cementite acting as a cathode. The corrosion rate was determined by calculating the amount of material lost from a roughness analysis. The obtained results are in good agreement with the predictions of Galvelel's theory, according to which the corrosion rate slows down as the pit depth increases

  12. O efeito protetor do bicarbonato de sodio na nefropatia induzida por contraste radiologico em ratos / Protective effect of sodium bicarbonate on radiological contrast medium-induced nephropathy in rats / Efecto protector del bicarbonato de sodio en nefropatia inducida por contraste radiologico en ratones

    Scientific Electronic Library Online (English)

    Maria de Fatima Fernandes, Vattimo; Juliana Guareschi dos, Santos.

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available Contrastes radiológicos iodados - CI são causa de lesão renal aguda - LRA. Avaliar o efeito renoprotetor do bicarbonato de sódio (Bic) sobre a função renal (clearance de creatinina, Jaffé, Clcr-ml/min/100g) e o perfil oxidativo (excreção de peróxidos, PU e de malondealdeído urinários, FOX-2 e TBARs, [...] nmol/mgCr ) em ratos com CI. Ratos machos adultos Wistar, 250-300g, tratados 1x/dia, por 5 dias, foram divididos nos grupos: Salina (solução salina 0,9%, 3ml/kg/dia, intraperitoneal-i.p.); CI (ioxitalamato de meglumina e sódio, 3ml/kg, i.p); Bic+Salina (Bic 3ml/kg, i.p, 1 hora antes e 1 hora depois da Salina); Bic+CI (Bic 3ml/kg, i.p, 1 hora antes e 1 hora depois do CI). CI induziu LRA e o Bic confirmou seu efeito renoprotetor antioxidante (Clcr/TBARs/PU Salina: 0,59±0,03/0,11±0,02/1,29±0,24 vs Bic+Salina 0,58±0,03/0,13±0,02/1,32±0,64 vs CI 0,22±0,02A/0,19±0,02A/4,77±0, 24A vs Bic+CI 0,51±0,04B/0,13±0,3B/1,80± 0,04B, A/B p Abstract in spanish Contrastes radiológicos iodados - CI son causa de lesión renal aguda - LRA. Evaluar el efecto renoprotector del bicarbonato de sodio (Bic) en la función renal (clearance de creatinina, Jaffé, Clcr-ml/min/100g) y el perfil oxidativo (excreción de peróxidos, PU y de malondealdehido urinarios, FOX-2 e [...] TBARs, nmol/mgCr) en ratones con CI. Ratones machos adultos Wistar, 250-300g, tratados 1x/día durante 5 días, fueron divididos en grupos: Salina (solución salina 0,9%, 3ml/kg/día, intraperitoneal-i.p.); CI (ioxitalamato de meglumina y sodio, 3ml/kg, i.p); Bic+Salina (Bic 3ml/kg, i.p, 1 hora antes y 1 hora después de la Salina); Bic+CI (Bic 3ml/kg, i.p, 1 hora antes y 1 hora después del CI). CI indujo LRA y el Bic confirmó su efecto renoprotector antioxidante (Clcr/TBARs/PU Salina: 0,59±0,03/0,11±0,02/1,29±0,24 vs Bic+Salina 0,58±0,03/0,13±0,02/1,32±0,64 vs CI 0,22±0,02A/0,19±0,02A/ 4,77±0,24A vs Bic+CI 0,51±0,04B /0,13±0,3B/1,80±0,04B,A/B p Abstract in english Radiological iodinated contrasts (IC) agents cause acute kidney injury (AKI). To evaluate the renoprotective effect of sodium bicarbonate (Bic) on renal function (creatinine clearance {Clcr}, Jaffé, and Clcr mL·min-1?100 g-1) and the oxidative profile (peroxide excretion, urinary peroxides, urinary [...] malondialdehyde, FOX-2 expression, and thiobarbituric acid reactive substance {TBARS; nmol/mg Cr}) in rats treated with an IC agent. Adult male Wistar rats weighing 250 - 300 g were treated once daily for 5 days with one of the following treatments: saline (0.9%, 3 mL·kg-1?day-1intraperitoneally {i.p.}), IC agent (sodium and meglumine ioxitalamate, 3 mL/kg, i.p.), Bic + Saline (3-mL/kg Bic, i.p., 1 h before and after saline treatment), and Bic + IC (3-mL/kg Bic, i.p., 1 h before and after the IC treatment). The IC agent induced AKI, and the antioxidant renoprotective effect of Bic was confirmed (Clcr/TBARS/urinary peroxide: saline group, 0.59 ± 0.03/0.11 ± 0.02/1.29 ± 0.24; Bic + Saline group, 0.58 ± 0.03/0.13 ± 0.02/1.32 ± 0.64; IC group, 0.22 ± 0.02/0.19 ± 0.02/4.77 ± 0.24; Bic + CI group, 0.51 ± 0.04/0.13 ± 0.3/1.80 ± 0.04; p

  13. Study on Corrosion Performance of Cu-Te-Se Alloys in a 3.5% Sodium Chloride Solution

    Science.gov (United States)

    Jiao, Lin; Li, Meng; Zeng, Tao; Zhu, Dachuan

    2015-11-01

    Samples of Cu-Te-Se alloys, previously aged or treated as a solid solution, were immersed in 3.5% (mass fraction) sodium chloride solution to investigate their corrosion resistance at room temperature by determining their corrosive weight loss. The morphologies of the precipitated phase and surface products following immersion were observed by scanning electron microscope. In addition, energy-dispersive spectroscopic analysis was used to determine the elemental constituents of precipitated phase and corroded surface of the alloy samples. The phase composition was measured by x-ray diffraction, and the electrochemical polarization behavior of the samples was determined using an electrochemical workstation. The experimental results revealed that the alloy samples appeared to corrode uniformly, which was accompanied by a small amount of localized corrosion. There was the possibility that localized corrosion could increase following aging treatment. The addition of a small amount of tellurium and selenium to the alloy appeared to retard oxygen adsorption on the copper in the alloy, which has ameliorated the alloy corrosion due to the similar physical and chemical properties of oxygen. In comparison to the solid solution state, the corrosion resistance of the alloy appeared to decline slightly following aging treatment.

  14. Comparative permeability studies with radioactive and nonradioactive risedronate sodium from self-microemulsifying drug delivery system and solution.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Ilem-Ozdemir, Derya; Gundogdu, Evren; Ekinci, Meliha; Ozgenc, Emre; Asikoglu, Makbule

    2015-09-01

    The purpose of this work is to prepare a self-microemulsifying drug delivery system (SMEDDS) for risedronate sodium (RSD) and to compare the permeability with RSD solution. The solubility of RSD was determined in different vehicles. Phase diagrams were constructed to determine the optimum concentration of oil, surfactant, and cosurfactant. RSD SMEDDS was prepared by using a mixture of soybean oil, cremophor EL, span 80, and transcutol (2.02:7.72:23.27:61.74, w/w, respectively). The prepared RSD SMEDDS was characterized by droplet size value. In vitro Caco-2 cell permeability studies were performed for SMEDDS and solution of radioactive ((99?m)Tc-labeled RSD) and nonradioactive RSD. The experimental results indicated that RSD SMEDDS has good stability and its droplet size is between 216.68?±?3.79 and 225.26?±?7.65 during stability time. In addition, RSD SMEDDS has higher permeability value than the RSD solution for both radioactive and nonradioactive experiments. The results illustrated the potential use of SMEDDS for delivery of poorly absorbed RSD. PMID:25285358

  15. Uranium release from boom clay in bicarbonate media

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    The release of natural uranium from Boom Clay was studied to better understand the mechanisms governing the solid-liquid partitioning of uranium. Batch leaching experiments suggested that the portion of natural uranium released from clay is associated with colloids at a low bicarbonate concentration prevailing in Boom Clay. At increased bicarbonate concentrations, uranium was present predominantly as dissolved species indicating a formation of uranium carbonate complexes. The in situ aqueous uranium concentration, i.e., the concentration in the pore waters collected by piezometers was found to be 2 to 3 orders of magnitudes lower than the one measured by the batch techniques. These results illustrated that the batch techniques may cause a remobilization of uranium containing colloids from clay surfaces into solution when clay is suspended, agitated, and mechanically perturbed. These colloids are attributed to artefacts and are not considered to exist in situ because of the high compaction of Boom Clay. Due to the presence of colloids, a laboratory derived solid-liquid partitioning coefficient is not equivalent to and cannot simply be converted to the distribution coefficient Kd currently used in performance assessment calculations. (orig.)

  16. Effect of sodium phosphate salts on the thermodynamic properties of aqueous solutions of poly(ethylene oxide) 6000 at different temperatures

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    Precise density, sound velocity, water activity, and phase diagram measurements have been carried out on polyethylene oxide (PEO) in aqueous solutions of sodium di-hydrogen phosphate, di-sodium hydrogen phosphate, and tri-sodium phosphate over a range of temperatures at atmospheric pressure. The experimental density and sound velocity data are used to calculate the apparent specific volume and isentropic compressibility as a function of temperature and concentration. It was found that both of the apparent specific volume and isentropic compressibility of PEO in aqueous solutions increase by increasing temperature and charge on the anion of electrolytes. The results show that the slope of constant water activity lines increased with increasing the temperature and charge on the anion of electrolytes and the vapour pressure depression for an aqueous (PEO + sodium phosphate) system is more than the sum of those for the corresponding binary solutions. Furthermore, the effect of temperature and type of anion of salt on the salting-out effect of polyethylene oxide by sodium phosphate salts has been studied

  17. Solubility measurement of a metastable achiral crystal of sodium chlorate in solution growth

    Science.gov (United States)

    Niinomi, Hiromasa; Horio, Atsushi; Harada, Shunta; Ujihara, Toru; Miura, Hitoshi; Kimura, Yuki; Tsukamoto, Katsuo

    2014-05-01

    The solubility of the metastable achiral monoclinic phase in NaClO3 crystallization from an aqueous solution, which appears prior to the nucleation of chiral crystals, was successfully measured in the range from 10 °C to 23 °C. Antisolvent crystallization method was used to obtain metastable crystals for the measurement. The solubility was determined to be about 1.6 times higher than that of the chiral stable cubic phase by observing growth or dissolution of the crystal in aqueous solution at the temperature and concentration of which is predetermined.

  18. Kinetics and mechanism of the reaction of sodium azide with hypochlorite in aqueous solution.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Betterton, Eric A; Lowry, Joe; Ingamells, Robin; Venner, Brad

    2010-10-15

    Production of toxic sodium azide (NaN(3)) surged worldwide over the past two decades to meet the demand for automobile air bag inflator propellant. Industrial activity and the return of millions of inflators to automobile recycling facilities are leading to increasing release of NaN(3) to the environment so there is considerable interest in learning more about its environmental fate. Water soluble NaN(3) could conceivably be found in drinking water supplies so here we describe the kinetics and mechanism of the reaction of azide with hypochlorite, which is often used in water treatment plants. The reaction stoichiometry is: HOCl + 2N(3)(-) = 3N(2) + Cl(-) + OH(-), and proceeds by a key intermediate chlorine azide, ClN(3), which subsequently decomposes by reaction with a second azide molecule in the rate determining step: ClN(3) + N(3)(-) --> 3N(2) + Cl(-) (k = 0.52+/-0.04 M(-1) s(-1), 25 degrees C, mu = 0.1 M). We estimate that the half-life of azide would be approximately 15 s at the point of chlorination in a water treatment plant and approximately 24 days at some point downstream where only residual chlorine remains. Hypochlorite is not recommended for treatment of concentrated azide waste due to formation of the toxic chlorine azide intermediate under acidic conditions and the slow kinetics under basic conditions. PMID:20667654

  19. Anodic behavior of nickel alloys in media containing bicarbonate ions

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    Alloy 22 has been designed to resist corrosion in oxidizing and reducing conditions. Thanks to these properties it is considered a possible candidate for the fabrication of containers of high-level radioactive waste. Since the containers provide services in natural environments characterized by multi-ionic solutions, it is estimated they could suffer three types of deterioration: general corrosion, localized corrosion (specifically crevice corrosion) and stress corrosion cracking (SCC). It has been confirmed that the presence of bicarbonate and chloride ions is required in order to produce cracking. It has also been determined that the susceptibility to SCC could be related to the occurrence of an anodic peak in the polarization curves in these media potentials below trans-passivity. The aim of this work is to study the anodic behavior of Alloy 22 in different media containing bicarbonate and chloride ions in various concentrations and temperatures and compare the results with other alloys containing nickel, and relate them to the susceptibility to stress corrosion cracking in a future job. Polarization curves were made on alloy 22 (Ni-Cr-Mo), 600 (Ni- Cr-Fe), 800h (Ni-Fe- Cr) and 201 (Ni commercially pure) in the following environments: 1.148 mol/L NaHCO3, 1.148 mol/L NaHCO3 + 1 mol/L NaCl, 1.148 mol/L NaHCO3 + 0.1 mol/L NaCl. The tests were performed at the following temperatures: 90°C, 75°C, 60°C and 25°C. It was found that alloy 22 has a current peak in the anodic domain at potentials below trans-passivity between 200 and 300 m VECS, when the test temperature was 90°C. The potential, at which this peak occurred, increased with decreasing temperature. Also there was a variation of the peak with the composition of the solution. When bicarbonate ions were added to a solution containing chloride ions, the peak potential shifted to higher current densities, depending on the concentration of added chloride ions. It was found that diminishing the content of alloying elements, produced a decrease in the peak potential. No anodic peak was observed in the alloy with the lowest content of alloying elements. There was no dependence of current peak with the presence of alloying elements. (author)

  20. 1H NMR and IR study of temperature-induced phase transition of negatively charged poly(N-isopropylmethacrylamide-co-sodium methacrylate) copolymers in aqueous solutions.

    Czech Academy of Sciences Publication Activity Database

    Starovoytova, Larisa; Sp?vá?ek, Ji?í; Trchová, Miroslava

    2007-01-01

    Ro?. 43, ?. 12 (2007), s. 5001-5009. ISSN 0014-3057 R&D Projects: GA ?R GP203/07/P378 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z40500505 Keywords : thermosensitive polyelectrolytes * poly(N-isopropylmethacrylamide-co-sodium methacrylate) copolymers * aqueous solutions Subject RIV: CD - Macromolecular Chemistry Impact factor: 2.248, year: 2007

  1. Electrochemical Study of Corrosion Behavior of Wrought Stellite Alloys in Sodium Chloride and Green Death Solutions

    Science.gov (United States)

    Zhang, X. Z.; Liu, R.; Chen, K. Y.; Yao, M. X.; Collier, R.

    2015-09-01

    Corrosion behavior of wrought Stellite 6B and Stellite 6K, which have similar chemical composition but contain different carbon content, in 3.5 wt.% NaCl solution and in Green Death solution is investigated using various electrochemical methods, including potentiodynamic polarization, cyclic polarization, and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS). The obtained potentiodynamic polarization curves, cyclic polarization curves, and EIS spectra for these alloys are in good agreement, showing that Stellite 6K with higher carbon content is easier corroded due to its larger volume fraction of carbides but the Cr2O3 film formed on this alloy is stronger and more stable than that on Stellite 6B. Further immersion tests on these alloys show that Stellite 6K has less resistance to pitting corrosion.

  2. Multielement NMR studies of the liquid-liquid phase separation and the metal-to-nonmetal transition in fluid lithium- and sodium-ammonia solutions.

    OpenAIRE

    Lodge, MT; Cullen, P; Rees, NH; Spencer, N.; Maeda, K.; Harmer, JR; Jones, MO; Edwards, PP

    2013-01-01

    (1)H, (7)Li, (14)N, and (23)Na high resolution nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) measurements are reported for fluid solutions of lithium and sodium in anhydrous liquid ammonia across the metal-to-nonmetal transition (MNM transition), paying particular attention to the phenomenon of liquid-liquid phase separation which occurs in the composition/temperature region close to the MNM transition. Our results are discussed in terms of the electronic structure of fluid metal-ammonia solutions at low ...

  3. Effect of Azotobacter vinelandii and Compatible Solutes on Germination Wheat Seeds and Root Concentrations of Sodium and Potassium under Salt Stress

    OpenAIRE

    H. Silini-Cherif; A. Silini; Ghoul, M

    2012-01-01

    The effect of Plant Growth-promoting Rhizobacteria (PGPR) and exogenous application of compatible solutes on seed germination and root concentrations of sodium and potassium of two wheat varieties (Triticum durum L.) were evaluated under saline stress. In this experiment, Azotobacter vinelandii strain DSM85, glycine betaine and proline were used. Inoculated seeds for each variety were placed on Whatman paper in 9 cm Petri dishes containing 15 mL of distilled water or NaCl solutions at various...

  4. Standard practice for exposure of metals and alloys by alternate immersion in neutral 3.5% Sodium Chloride solution

    CERN Document Server

    American Society for Testing and Materials. Philadelphia

    1999-01-01

    1.1 This practice covers procedures for making alternate immersion stress corrosion tests in 3.5 % sodium chloride (NaCl) (). It is primarily for tests of aluminum alloys (Test Method G 47) and ferrous alloys, but may be used for other metals exhibiting susceptibility to chloride ions. It sets forth the environmental conditions of the test and the means for controlling them. Note 1 Alternate immersion stress corrosion exposures are sometimes made in substitute ocean water (without heavy metals) prepared in accordance with Specification D 1141. The general requirements of this present practice are also applicable to such exposures except that the reagents used, the solution concentration, and the solution pH should be as specified in Specification D 1141. 1.2 This practice can be used for both stressed and unstressed corrosion specimens. Historically, it has been used for stress-corrosion cracking testing, but is often used for other forms of corrosion, such as uniform, pitting, intergranular, and galvanic. ...

  5. Mechanism of immersion deposition of Ni-P films on Si(100) in an aqueous alkaline solution containing sodium hypophosphite

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    The immersion deposition of Ni-P films on Si(100) surface without prior activation by metallic catalytic was carried out in an aqueous alkaline solution containing sodium hypophosphite. The deposition mechanism was investigated by atomic force microscopy (AFM), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM). Two stages of deposition were observed when the Si substrate was immersed in the deposition solution at an appropriate pH value. In the first stage, crystalline Ni nanoparticles were formed through a galvanic displacement reaction, which accompanied the oxidation of Si substrate without involving the reducing agent, NaH2PO2. Experimental results indicate that the oxidation states of Si4+ and Si3+ exist in the oxide layer. The amount of suboxide, Si3+, increased with deposition time, and the oxide layer became activated. In the second stage, amorphous Ni-P was deposited on this activation oxide layer in a process involving the reducing agent. The microscopic structure of the deposition film, observed by TEM cross-sectional analysis, verifies the mechanism of deposition suggested in this study.

  6. Differential proteomics to explore the inhibitory effects of acidic, slightly acidic electrolysed water and sodium hypochlorite solution on Vibrio parahaemolyticus.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Chen, Tai-Yuan; Kuo, Shu-Hao; Chen, Shui-Tein; Hwang, Deng-Fwu

    2016-03-01

    Slightly acidic electrolysed water (SlAEW) and acidic electrolysed water (AEW) have been demonstrated to effectively inactivate food-borne pathogens. However, the underlying mechanism of inactivation remains unknown. Therefore, in this study, a differential proteomic platform was used to investigate the bactericidal mechanism of SlAEW, AEW, and sodium hypochlorite (NaOCl) solutions against Vibrio parahaemolyticus. The upregulated proteins after SlAEW, AEW, and NaOCl treatments were identified as outer membrane proteins K and U. The downregulated proteins after the SlAEW, AEW, and NaOCl treatments were identified as adenylate kinase, phosphoglycerate kinase, glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate dehydrogenase (GAPDH), and enolase, all of which are responsible for energy metabolism. Protein synthesis-associated proteins were downregulated and identified as elongation factor Tu and GAPDH. The inhibitory effects of SlAEW and AEW solutions against V. parahaemolyticus may be attributed to the changes in cell membrane permeability, protein synthesis activity, and adenosine triphosphate (ATP) biosynthesis pathways such as glycolysis and ATP replenishment. PMID:26471589

  7. Dispersion effect of sodium hexametaphosphate on the photocatalytic efficiency of a solution-combusted ZnO nanopowder

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    Park, Sung; Choi, Gil Rak; Kim, Ji Hye; Lee, Jae Chun [Myongji University, Yongin (Korea, Republic of); Kim, Sun Jae [Sejong University, Seoul (Korea, Republic of)

    2012-11-15

    ZnO nanopowder was synthesized by using a unique method combusting a mixed water solution that contained an oxidant and a fuel. Zn(OH){sub 2} powder was used as an oxidant (source material). Three kinds of fuels, glycine, carbohydrazide and urea, were respectively used to synthesize the ZnO nanopowder. Sodium hexametaphosphate was used as a dispersant to avoid aggregation of the ZnO nanoparticles in the solution. The zeta potential and the ion mobility of the dispersed ZnO nanoparticles were measured to evaluate the dispersion properties. The ZnO nanopowder synthesized with glycine showed highest zeta potential and ion mobility. A photocatalytic reaction was performed to evaluate the photocatalytic efficiency. The dispersion of the ZnO nanoparticles in waste water enhanced the Cu{sup ++} ion removal from the waste water. The Cu{sup ++} ions were completely removed in 15 h with dispersion. Without dispersion, however, they were not completely removed, not even in 35 h. This means that the dispersant changed even the extreme performance limit of the photocatalyst.

  8. Dispersion effect of sodium hexametaphosphate on the photocatalytic efficiency of a solution-combusted ZnO nanopowder

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    ZnO nanopowder was synthesized by using a unique method combusting a mixed water solution that contained an oxidant and a fuel. Zn(OH)2 powder was used as an oxidant (source material). Three kinds of fuels, glycine, carbohydrazide and urea, were respectively used to synthesize the ZnO nanopowder. Sodium hexametaphosphate was used as a dispersant to avoid aggregation of the ZnO nanoparticles in the solution. The zeta potential and the ion mobility of the dispersed ZnO nanoparticles were measured to evaluate the dispersion properties. The ZnO nanopowder synthesized with glycine showed highest zeta potential and ion mobility. A photocatalytic reaction was performed to evaluate the photocatalytic efficiency. The dispersion of the ZnO nanoparticles in waste water enhanced the Cu++ ion removal from the waste water. The Cu++ ions were completely removed in 15 h with dispersion. Without dispersion, however, they were not completely removed, not even in 35 h. This means that the dispersant changed even the extreme performance limit of the photocatalyst.

  9. Stability-indicating assay of sodium cromoglicate in ophthalmic solution using mixed-mode hydrophilic interaction chromatography.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Ali, Mohammed Shahid; Rafiuddin, Syed; Al-Jawi, Dalya Abdullah; Al-Hetari, Yasmin; Ghori, Mohsin Ul Haq; Khatri, Aamer Roshanali

    2008-05-01

    A hydrophilic interaction chromatographic (HILIC) procedure for the quantification of Sodium Cromoglicate (SCG) in ophthalmic solution is developed. Mobile phase consists of ACN and buffer, 86:14 v/v. Atlantis HILIC-Si column, 25 cm x 4.6 mm, is used as stationary phase. Detection is carried out using a variable wavelength UV-Vis detector at 326 nm. Linearity range and percent recoveries for SCG were 50-400 mug/mL and 100.44%, respectively. The SCG HILIC-UV assay was validated according to the International Conference on Harmonization guidelines. The method separates two impurities and degradation products resulting from stress environment. Influence of organic solvent, ionic strength and mobile phase pH on the retention of SCG is studied. The paper provides optimization of polar anionic solute (SCG) on unmodified silica by HILIC. Proposed method can be used as a stability-indicating assay for SGC and can be proved to be beneficial in ESI-MS for enhanced sensitivity. PMID:18398863

  10. Modelling the process of Al(OH3 crystallization from industrial sodium aluminate solutions using artificial neural networks

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    ŽIVAN ŽIVKOVI?

    2011-08-01

    Full Text Available This paper presents an attempt to define the non-linear correlation dependence between the degree of decomposition of the aluminate solution, the average diameter of the crystallized gibbsite, the total Na2O content in the ob­tained alumina and the specific utilization level of the process on the one hand and important input parameters of the process on the other. As input pa­rameters having an influence on the process, the concentration of Na2O (caus­tic, the caustic ratio and the crystallization ratio, the starting and final tem­pe­rature of the process, the average diameter of the crystallization seed and the duration of the decomposition process were considered. As the result of mea­surements of these process parameters and the acquisition of the resulting out­put parameters of the process, a database with 500 data lines was obtained. To define the correlation dependence, with the aim of predicting the process para­meters of the decomposition process of the sodium aluminate solution, the arti­ficial neural network (ANN methodology was applied.

  11. The crevice corrosion behaviour of stainless steel in sodium chloride solution

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    Highlights: ? There are three stages in crevice corrosion of 13Cr stainless steel in NaCl solution. ? The decrease of crevice thickness shortens the incubation period of crevice corrosion. ? The incubation period of crevice corrosion prolongs as the increase of the area ratio. ? Corrosion develops preferentially at crevice bottom and hydrogen reduction occurs inside the crevice. ? Crevice corrosion of 13Cr stainless steel in NaCl solution follows the passive dissolution mechanism. - Abstract: The crevice corrosion behaviour of 13Cr stainless steel in NaCl solution was investigated mainly by electrochemical noise measurements, considering the influences of the crevice opening dimension (a) and the area ratio of the electrode outside the crevice to the one inside the crevice (r). Results show that the increase of r value prolongs the incubation period of crevice corrosion, but crevice corrosion develops rapidly once the crevice corrosion occurs. The crevice corrosion develops preferentially at the crevice bottom and then spreads to the whole electrode surface. Proton could reduce on the uncorroded area and hydrogen bubbles form inside the crevice.

  12. Mathematic modelling of kinetics for the crystallization of tungstic acid from electrolytically treated sodium tungstate solution

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    The nucleation and growth rate kinetics for the continuous crystallization of tungstic acid from solution was studied in a 0.8 1 evaporative mixed suspension, mixed product removal crystallizer. The crystallizer included a draft tube which improved the uniformity of the suspension. Experimental conditions which were varied during the experimental runs were drawdown time of the crystallizer, stirrer speed of the stirrer in solution, heat flux to the crystallizing solution and the suspension density of the crystallizing magma. X-ray diffraction patterns of the tungstic acid material produced confirmed that the material was crystalline and that it was in the tungsten monohydrate (WO3.H2O) form. The crystal size distribution of the crystallizer magma was obtained under steady state conditions and used to calculate the crystal nucleation and growth rates. The main nucleation mechanism in the crystallizing system was contact secondary nucleation and the crystal growth rates were found to be crystal size dependent. A size dependent growth rate model was proposed which was incorporated in the population balance equation. Good fits of the model to the data were obtained using this population balance equation. Analysis of the expressions derived for the nucleation and nuclei sized crystal growth rates indicated that the nucleation rate was a linear function of crystallizer magma suspension density and that there existed an inverse relationship between the nucleation rate and the crystal growth rate of the nuclei sized crystals

  13. Comparisons of fixation of heat, radiation, and heat plus radiation damage by anisotonic sodium chloride solutions

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    Heat treatment at temperatures greater than 40 degrees C synergistically enhanced damage produced by ionizing radiation. Researchers experiments indicated that radiation damage in exponentially growing Chinese hamster cells could be fixed in a dose-dependent manner by postirradiation treatment with both hypertonic and hypotonic NaCl solutions. At a 1,000-rad dose level, survival could be depressed by a factor of about 260. For various treatments at either 42 or 45 degrees C, exposure after heating to anisotonic solutions did not result in the fixation of heat damage. When cells were heated at 45 degrees C for 5 minutes and irradiated with 500 rad before or after heating or given 500 rad without heating and then exposed to 0.05 M NaCl solutions for 120 minutes, survival was reduced by factors of 875, 667, and 12, respectively. For heat treatments at lower temperatures, such as 41.5 or 42 degrees C, less damage fixation for the combined treatments was observed. The data indicated that heat and radiation damage were different and damage from the combined treatments was not the same for low- and high-treatment temperatures

  14. Comparisons of fixation of heat, radiation, and heat plus radiation damage by anisotonic sodium chloride solutions

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    Raaphorst, G.P.; Azzam, E.I.

    1982-06-01

    Heat treatment at temperatures greater than 40 degrees C synergistically enhanced damage produced by ionizing radiation. Researchers experiments indicated that radiation damage in exponentially growing Chinese hamster cells could be fixed in a dose-dependent manner by postirradiation treatment with both hypertonic and hypotonic NaCl solutions. At a 1,000-rad dose level, survival could be depressed by a factor of about 260. For various treatments at either 42 or 45 degrees C, exposure after heating to anisotonic solutions did not result in the fixation of heat damage. When cells were heated at 45 degrees C for 5 minutes and irradiated with 500 rad before or after heating or given 500 rad without heating and then exposed to 0.05 M NaCl solutions for 120 minutes, survival was reduced by factors of 875, 667, and 12, respectively. For heat treatments at lower temperatures, such as 41.5 or 42 degrees C, less damage fixation for the combined treatments was observed. The data indicated that heat and radiation damage were different and damage from the combined treatments was not the same for low- and high-treatment temperatures.

  15. Corrosion behavior of silicon nitride in sodium hydroxide solutions at 175 deg C

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    This paper presents results of the corrosion of Si3 N4 in aqueous solutions of NaOH (37,5%) at 15 deg C.The corrosive attack was evaluated from the weight loss of the samples.A constant rate was observed, signifying that the corrosion rate depends only on the velocity of the dissolution by the NaOH solution. The corrosion rates of Si3 N4 doped with Y2 O3/ Si O2 and a rare earth concentrate/Si O2 yielded 1,19 x 10 -3 g cm-2 h-1 and 0,78 x 10-3 g cm -2 h-1, respectively. Analysis of the corroded samples by electronic microscopy revealed that the glassy intergranular phase is dissolved by the alkaline solution, leaving a skeleton of inter linked ? - Si3 N4 grains. The mechanical resistance of the corroded samples was determined and demonstrated mechanical degradation of the material. (author)

  16. Solvation of Dimethyl Succinate in a Sodium Hydroxide Aqueous Solution. A Computational Study

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    Sun, Xiuquan; Chang, Tsun-Mei; Cao, Yang; Niwayama, Satomi; Hase, William L.; Dang, Liem X.

    2009-05-07

    Molecular dynamics simulations were carried out to study dimethyl-succinate/water/NaOH solutions. The potential of mean force method is used to determine the transport mechanism of a dimethyl-succinate (a diester) molecule across the aqueous/vapor interface. The computed number density profiles show a strong propensity for the diester molecules to congregate at the interface with the solubility of the diester increasing with increasing NaOH concentration. It is observed that the major contribution to the interfacial solvation free energy minimum is from van der Waals interactions. Thus, even at higher NaOH concentrations, the increasing electrostatic interaction between the diester and ions is not large enough to overcome the Lennard-Jones (LJ) interactions to favor the solvation of diester in bulk solutions. The calculated solvation free energies are found to be -2.6 ~ -3.5 kcal/mol in variant concentrations of NaOH aqueous solutions. These values are in qualitative agreement with the corresponding experimental measurements. The computed surface potential indicates that the contribution of diester molecules to the total surface potential is about 25%, with the major contribution from interfacial water molecules. This work was supported by the US Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Basic Energy Sciences, Chemical Sciences program. Pacific Northwest National Laboratory is operated by Battelle for DOE.

  17. Localized corrosion of nickel-based steam generator tubing alloys in sodium sulfate solutions containing thiosulfate

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    Pitting of steam generator tubing alloys 600, 800 and 690 was studied using chloride-free solutions containing aggressive thiosulfate ions, simulating events that may occur during plant outages when reduced sulfur in sludge piles reacts with incoming oxygen. All three alloys showed pitting at 60oC and potentials that would be easily attained in practice. The most aggressive condition is a molar ratio (sulfate to thiosulfate) of 40, irrespective of the ionic strength of the solution, reflecting the mutual electromigration of the anions into the pit cavity. The strong-acid anion (sulfate) is required to sustain acidification in the pit, while the thiosulfate is reduced to activating adsorbed sulfur on the pit surface. Extremely diluted solutions, in the micromolar range, continue to cause pitting. The conditions for intergranular corrosion are less specific, reflecting the lower corrosion resistance of the grain-boundary material in that case. Studies of oxygen reduction on alloy surfaces pre-exposed to hot water prior to low-temperature exposure have been carried out, and show that whilst the kinetics are quite slow, with increased Cr alloying being beneficial, they are adequate to sustain pitting in practice. (author)

  18. Analysis of partitioning of organic compounds and proteins in aqueous polyethylene glycol-sodium sulfate aqueous two-phase systems in terms of solute-solvent interactions.

    Science.gov (United States)

    da Silva, Nuno R; Ferreira, Luisa A; Madeira, Pedro P; Teixeira, José A; Uversky, Vladimir N; Zaslavsky, Boris Y

    2015-10-01

    Partition behavior of nine small organic compounds and six proteins was examined in poly(ethylene glycol)-8000-sodium sulfate aqueous two-phase systems containing 0.5M osmolyte (sorbitol, sucrose, trehalose, TMAO) and poly(ethylene glycol)-10000-sodium sulfate system, all in 0.01M sodium phosphate buffer, pH 6.8. The differences between the solvent properties of the coexisting phases (solvent dipolarity/polarizability, hydrogen bond donor acidity, and hydrogen bond acceptor basicity) were characterized with solvatochromic dyes using the solvatochromic comparison method. Differences between the electrostatic properties of the phases were determined by analysis of partitioning of sodium salts of dinitrophenylated (DNP-) amino acids with aliphatic alkyl side-chain. It was found out that the partition coefficient of all compounds examined (including proteins) may be described in terms of solute-solvent interactions. The results obtained in the study show that solute-solvent interactions of nonionic organic compounds and proteins in polyethylene glycol-sodium sulfate aqueous two-phase system differ from those in polyethylene glycol-dextran system. PMID:26342872

  19. Aluminum speciation and equilibria in aqueous solution: II. The solubility of gibbsite in acidic sodium chloride solutions from 30 to 70°C

    Science.gov (United States)

    Palmer, Donald A.; Wesolowski, David J.

    1992-03-01

    The solubility of gibbsite in aqueous solutions was measured at ten ionic strengths made up of NaCl, HCl, and AlCl 3 at 30, 50, and 70°C with the initial acidity controlled by addition of HCl. The aluminum concentration was determined by ion chromatography, while the final equilibrium pH was measured at temperature. The equilibrium quotients for the reaction Al(OH) 3 + 3H + ai Al 3+ + 3H 2O were modeled using both an empirical equation including the Debye-Hückel term and the Pitzer ion interaction treatment which incorporated the relevant single electrolyte and mixing interaction parameters currently available in the literature. In the latter treatment only four independent variables, including ?A a, ?A acl, and two terms describing the equilibrium constant at infinite dilution, were needed to fit the data well within the projected experimental error. In general, these new equilibrium quotients differ markedly from results of all but the most recently published solubility studies. The thermodynamic parameters at infinite dilution are compared with those calculated from the individual components of the reaction available in the literature. These calculations lead to recommended thermodynamic values for the Gibbs energy of reaction at 25°C of -44.2 ± 0.3 kJ mol-1, a ?G f0(Al 3+, aq) of -487.7 ± 1.5 kJ mol-1, and a ?H f0(Al 3+, aq) of -540.9 kJ mol-1. No evidence for aluminum chloride complexation was found by comparing solubility experiments in the presence of varying concentrations of sodium trifluoromethanesulfonate and sodium chloride at 50°C and ca. 5 molal ionic strength.

  20. Effect of plastic deformation on Corrosion of cadmium in 0.1 m sodium Sulphate solution

    OpenAIRE

    Kandeil, A. Y.

    1993-01-01

    The present investigation was carried out to study the influence of prior plastic deformation and surface finish on the corrosion behaviour of pure cadmium in 0.1 M Na2SC>4 solution at 25° C. Cylindrical specimens were deformed by compression to different levels of deformation up to 90% reduction in height (RH). Three surface finishes were examined, namely, 120, 320 and 600 grits. The results obtained indicate that the cathodic corrosion rate decreases with deformation up to 30-60% RH, depend...

  1. Inefficacy of osmotic backwash induced by sodium chloride salt solution in controlling SWRO membrane fouling

    Science.gov (United States)

    Farooque, A. Mohammed; Al-Jeshi, Subhi; Saeed, Mohamed O.; Alreweli, Ali

    2014-12-01

    A study was conducted to evaluate the efficacy of osmotic backwash induced by high salt (NaCl) concentration solution on feed side of seawater reverse osmosis (SWRO) membranes, online and offline, in controlling membrane fouling and therefore minimizing/eliminating the need for chemical cleaning. SWRO membranes were deliberately fouled by feeding seawater from an open intake located on the Arabian Gulf Coast without dosing chemicals. The fouled membranes were subjected to offline cleaning with the salt solution of up to 25 % concentration. Despite the partial removal of foulants from the membrane surface, SWRO membrane performance could not be restored, indicating the ineffectiveness of osmotic backwash in aiding offline salt cleaning. Similarly, online osmotic backwash was found to be not only ineffective in removing foulants from membrane surfaces but actually increased the fouling rate, as indicated by faster fouling rates compared to other cases. Although the driving force required for the osmotic backwash existed, the generated back flow proved to be insufficient to detach foulants from membrane surfaces. During the study period, the average SWRO membrane flux was maintained between 19 and 23 LMH, whereas the average generated back flow flux by high salt concentration solution was only 11 LMH, which was not adequate to remove foulants from membrane surfaces. Moreover, it seems that the membrane configuration as well as inherent microstructure of SWRO membrane places certain constraints on the osmotic backwash process and renders osmotic backwash ineffective in tackling SWRO membrane fouling. Hence, chemical cleaning is essential to restore SWRO membrane performance whenever fouling occurs, and the use of highly concentrated salt solution does not have any significant benefit. Membrane autopsy revealed only an insignificant accumulation of biofouling layer despite the absence of disinfection. However, it was shown that culturable biofilm bacteria species isolated from membranes tolerated exposure to high salt concentrations at pH range of 7-8. In addition, the overall findings of the study indicate that SWRO membranes can be operated in Gulf seawater at a recovery of 30 % without using any chemicals, such as coagulant, disinfectant and antiscalant, for an acceptable period of time without performing membrane cleaning. This is highly likely, if media filters are used in the pretreatment and SWRO membranes are operated at normal flux and recovery ratio.

  2. Phase formation in zirconium sulfate solutions in the presence of sodium fluorides

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    The following crystalline phases: Na3ZrF7, Na5Zr2F13 fluorozirconates; Na2ZrF4SO4, Na2ZrF2(SO4)2x2.5H2O fluorosulfatozirconates; NaZrF3O oxofluorozirconate and varying composition amorphous phase-are extracted from Zr(SO4)2x4H2O solutions containing 2-18 mass.%ZrO2 at NaF introduction up to F/Zr=0.5-7.0 molar ratios. Compounds are identified using chemical, crystallooptical, X-ray phase, thermal analyses and IR spectrometry

  3. Storage of Anthropogenic Carbon Dioxide as Ocean Bicarbonate

    Science.gov (United States)

    Rau, G. H.; Caldeira, K.

    2006-12-01

    Fossil fuels will likely remain the world's primary energy source for the foreseeable future. Practical and safe means of lowering the associated CO2 emissions are therefore needed to avoid potentially catastrophic climate and environmental impacts. The ocean should not be ignored in assessing both CO2 effects and mitigation options. Accelerated weathering of limestone (AWL) is a candidate technology that could significantly contribute to lowering CO2 emissions as well as to chemically mitigating the effects of ocean acidification. Our research has shown that contacting flue gas (from fossil fuel combustion) with seawater and limestone presents a simple, low-tech way of spontaneously reacting CO2 out of waste gas streams to form a bicarbonate-rich solution via the reaction: CO2 + CaCO3 + H2O Ca2+ + 2HCO3-. (An analogous seawater process is already commercially used in some locations to remove flue gas SOx.) Our modeling studies show that disposing of the resulting calcium bicarbonate-rich solution in the ocean would provide effective, long-term carbon sequestration. It would also add carbonate alkalinity, thus countering the effects of CO2-caused ocean acidification on corals, shellfish, and other calcifying marine organisms. AWL reactors could be optimized for carbon storage or for mitigation of ocean acidification. Experiments have shown that seawater can tolerate >18x saturation before calcium carbonate precipitation is chemically initiated. It is therefore unlikely that once AWL effluent is in the ocean that degassing of some residual CO2 would lead to a reversal of the above reaction and subsequent carbonate precipitation. It is proposed that the cost, safety, impacts, and effectiveness of AWL be further evaluated as a means of mitigating CO2 from point sources, and of reducing the loss of marine calcification.

  4. Small volume resuscitation with hypertonic sodium chloride solution in cattle undergoing surgical correction of abomasal volvulus

    DEFF Research Database (Denmark)

    Sickinger, M.; Doll, K.

    2014-01-01

    A randomized clinical trial was conducted to compare the efficacy of rapid intravenous (IV) infusion of a 7.2% hypertonic saline solution with that of continuous application of an isotonic solution in stabilizing the circulation of cows with abomasal volvulus. Cattle treated with hypertonic saline had a significantly greater reduction in volume deficit within the first 10min of therapy than cows treated with isotonic saline (from 5.9±4.8 to 2.1±4.4L/100kg vs. 7.0±4.5 to 4.9±3.8L/100kg, respectively). The central venous pressure (CVP) of the cows given the hypertonic saline rose within the first 10 min of therapy from 7.3±3.5 to 10.8±3.4cm H2O, while the CVP of the cattle treated with isotonic saline did not increase significantly during this time.Sixty minutes after the start of the infusion, the CVP of the isotonic group was still significantly lower than that of the hypertonic group (9.5±2.1 vs. 10.3±3.3cm H2O, respectively). Within the first 60min, the base excess decreased from 5.5±6.9 to 4.7±6.2mmol/L inthe hypertonic group whereas it increased from 5.6±5.7 to 6.8±5.4mmol/L in the isotonic group. These results suggest that for cows with abomasal volvulus, IV therapy with hypertonic saline may improve the haemodynamic and circulatory situation considerably faster and more effectively than continuous infusion with isotonic saline.

  5. Solution self-assembly of the sophorolipid biosurfactant and its mixture with anionic surfactant sodium dodecyl benzene sulfonate.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Penfold, Jeff; Chen, Minglei; Thomas, Robert K; Dong, Chuchuan; Smyth, Thomas J P; Perfumo, Amedea; Marchant, Roger; Banat, Ibrahim M; Stevenson, Paul; Parry, Alyn; Tucker, Ian; Grillo, I

    2011-07-19

    The self-assembly in aqueous solution of the acidic (AS) and lactonic (LS) forms of the sophorolipid biosurfactant, their mixtures, and their mixtures with anionic surfactant sodium dodecyl benzene sulfonate, LAS, has been studied using predominantly small-angle neutron scattering, SANS, at relatively low surfactant concentrations of sophorolipid forms small unilamellar vesicles at low surfactant concentrations, in the concentration range of 0.2 to 3 mM, and transforms via a larger unilamellar vesicle structure at 7 mM to a disordered dilute phase of tubules at higher concentrations, 10 to 30 mM. In marked contrast, the acidic sophorolipid is predominantly in the form of small globular micelles in the concentration range of 0.5 to 30 mM, with a lower concentration of larger, more planar aggregates (lamellar or vesicular) in coexistence. In mixtures of AS and LS, over the same concentration range, the micellar structure associated with the AS sophorolipid dominates the mixed-phase behavior. In mixtures of anionic surfactant LAS with the AS sophorolipid, the globular micellar structure dominates over the entire composition and concentration range studied. In contrast, mixtures of LAS with the LS sophorolipid exhibit a rich evolution in phase behavior with solution composition and concentration. At low surfactant concentrations, the small unilamellar vesicle structure present for LS-rich solution compositions evolves into a globular micelle structure as the solution becomes richer in LAS. At higher surfactant concentrations, the disordered lamellar structure present for LS-rich compositions transforms to small vesicle/lamellar coexistence, to lamellar/micellar coexistence, to micellar/lamellar coexistence, and ultimately to a pure micellar phase as the solution becomes richer in LAS. The AS sophorolipid surfactant exhibits self-assembly properties similar to those of most other weakly ionic or nonionic surfactants that have relatively large headgroups. However, the more hydrophobic nature of the lactonic sophorolipid results in a more complex and unusual evolution in phase behavior with concentration and with concentration and composition when mixed with anionic surfactant LAS. PMID:21644533

  6. Comparison between the Quality Traits of Phosphate and Bicarbonate-Marinated Chicken Breast Fillets Cooked under Different Heat Treatments

    OpenAIRE

    Samer Mudalal; Massimiliano Petracci; Silvia Tappi; Pietro Rocculi; Claudio Cavani

    2014-01-01

    Because the use of phosphates has being recently diminished in meat industry due to the nutritional drawbacks of phosphates, some researchers started to evaluate sodium bicarbonate as phosphate replacer in meat products. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of different temperature combinations of dry air-cooking treatments (Air and Core temperatures: 160 - 76, 160 - 80, 200 - 76 and 200? - 80?, respectively) on chemical composition, texture properties, wate...

  7. Reappraisal of bicarbonate secretion by the human oesophagus

    DEFF Research Database (Denmark)

    Mertz-Nielsen, A; Hillingsø, Jens; Bukhave, K; Rask-Madsen, J

    1997-01-01

    BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Administration of omeprazole to healthy volunteers was recently reported to increase proximal duodenal mucosal bicarbonate secretion. As human oesophagus also secretes bicarbonate, the hypothesis was tested that omeprazole may stimulate oesophageal bicarbonate secretion and thus contribute to the therapeutic efficacy of the drug in gastro-oesophageal reflux disease. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: In nine healthy volunteers, oesophageal "steady state" perfusion of a 10 cm open segment...

  8. Caffeine, but not bicarbonate, improves 6 min maximal performance in elite rowers

    DEFF Research Database (Denmark)

    Christensen, Peter Møller; Petersen, Mads H; Friis, Signe N; Bangsbo, Jens

    2014-01-01

    This study examined the ergogenic effects in a 6 min maximal performance test (PT) on 12 elite rowers: 6 open-weight (mean ± SD; 25 ± 1 years, and 92 ± 3 kg) and 6 light-weight (25 ± 3 years, and 73 ± 6 kg), following supplementation with caffeine (CAF), sodium bicarbonate (SB), and the combination of both, in a double-blind randomized placebo (PLA) controlled design. PT was executed on 4 occasions, on separate days within a week, and in a non-fasted state, with standardized training being perfo...

  9. Kinetic ordering of atoms in sodium chlorate-bromate solid solutions

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    Kinetic ordering of anions in Na((ClO3)1-x(BrO3)x) solid solutions with anomalous birefringence was studied by means of single crystal X-ray diffraction. The crystal structures of the two samples (x=0.10 and 0.255) cut out from the {100} growth sectors were refined in the ideal space group P213 and in two of its subgroups--monoclinic P21 and triclinic P1 with R=0.030-0.038. The final choice of monoclinic symmetry was confirmed by the analysis of the diffraction pattern and Cl/Br distribution over the halogen crystallographic sites. The Cl/Br ordering reflects the geometrical difference of these sites with respect to the growth front orientation. The observed optical indicatrix was successfully reproduced in the point-dipole approximation. According to our data and the data of Crundwell et al. (Acta Crystallogr. Sect. B 53 (1997) 189), the degree of ordering increases in the middle of the isomorphous series along with the birefringence. The obtained results confirm the hypothesis of growth dissymmetrization

  10. Selective removal of cesium from sodium nitrate solutions by potassium nickel hexacyanoferrate-loaded chabazites

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    Potassium nickel hexacyanoferrate(II)s (KNiFC) were incorporated in the porous matrix of chabazite by successive impregnation with Ni(NO3)2 and K4Fe(CN)6. The loading percentage of KNiFC crystals on chabazite increased with repeated times of impregnation. The ion-exchange equilibrium of Cs+ in KNiFC-loaded chabazite (CFC) was attained within 2 days. Relatively large distribution coefficients of Cs+, Kd,Cs, above 104 cm3/g were obtained, irrespective of coexisting NaNO3 concentration. There is a large difference between the Kd value of 137Cs and those of other nuclides; the separation factor of Cs/Sr (?Cs/Sr = Kd,Cs/Kd,Sr) was estimated to be above 104. The breakthrough curve for Cs+ through the column packed with CFC exhibited a symmetrical S-shaped profile, and this exchanger proved to be effective for the selective removal of radiocesium from waste solutions containing highly concentrated NaNO3

  11. Real surface area of the aluminium electrode in sodium chloride solution

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Z. RAKOCEVIC

    1999-11-01

    Full Text Available By combining the techniques of electrochemical slow potentiodynamic, AC impedance and atomic force microscopy (AFM, it was shown that the differences in the anodic dissolution rates of Al in 0.5 NaCl solutions as measured experimentally in the potential region between the corrosion and pitting potential, are mainly due to differences in surface roughness of the electrodes used. It was shown that mechanical grinding and polishing of the electrode surface with emery paper (400 grit and alumina polishing powder (f 0.25 mm can produce surfaces differing by a factor of 6 in the roughness factor Ra. By using AFM estimates of the roughness factors a true electrode capacitance of 4.63 µC cm-2 and thickness dox ~ 2.0 nm for the barrier layer of the surface film was estamited. The outer part of the film is porous, partly as amorphous Al(OH3, or crystalline bayerite (Al2O3.3H2O.

  12. Enhanced removal of bisphenol-AF onto chitosan-modified zeolite by sodium cholate in aqueous solutions.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Peng, Sha; Hao, Kunyan; Han, Feng; Tang, Zheng; Niu, Beibei; Zhang, Xu; Wang, Zhen; Hong, Song

    2015-10-01

    The removal of bisphenol-AF (BPAF) from aqueous solutions onto chitosan-modified zeolite (Ch-Z) in the absence and presence of sodium cholate (NaC) was investigated. It was found that NaC significantly increased the adsorption capacity of Ch-Z for BPAF. At an initial concentration of 100 ?mol/L, the removal of BPAF by adsorption onto Ch-Z with NaC was more than ninefold higher than without NaC, and the maximum removal was achieved at a Ch-Z dosage of 1g/L with a NaC concentration of 1.68 mmol/L. Besides, batch studies were performed to evaluate the effects of various experimental parameters on the removal of BPAF. Kinetic studies and adsorption isotherms indicated that the adsorption process of BPAF onto Ch-Z with NaC could be expressed by a pseudo second-order model and the Freundlich isotherm model, respectively. For the enhanced removal, an interaction mechanism was proposed involving the co-effect of BPAF and NaC adsorbed onto Ch-Z. PMID:26076637

  13. Vapor pressure, speciation, and chemical activities in highly concentrated sodium borate solutions at 277 and 317 degrees C

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    The system H2O - B2O3 - Na2O has been studied experimentally at 277 and 317 degrees C. The activities of water and boric acid have been determined at mole ratios Na/B from 0 to 1.5, and total dissolved solids 3 to 8 weight percent. The activity of boric acid has been fitted to within experimental error using a speciation model with eight complex species. This model is consistent with the model previously published by Mesmer et al. The electrolyte properties of the liquid are modeled using the Pitzer-Simonson model of very concentrated electrolyte solutions. The calculated values of water activity agree with experiment, and the activity of NaOH and pOH have also been calculated. The potassium borate system also was briefly studied at 317 degrees C, and is adequately described by a model with five complex species. The potassium borate liquid is more alkaline at K/B = 1 than a sodium borate liquid at the same mole ratio, but pOH in the two systems is the same at lower mole ratios

  14. The development of BCB-sealed galvanic cells. Case study: aluminum-platinum cells activated with sodium hypochlorite electrolyte solution

    Science.gov (United States)

    Dlutowski, J.; Biver, C. J.; Wang, W.; Knighton, S.; Bumgarner, J.; Langebrake, L.; Moreno, W.; Cardenas-Valencia, A. M.

    2007-08-01

    Energy on demand is an important concept in remote sensor development. The fabrication process for silicon-wafer-based, totally enclosed galvanic cells is presented herein. Benzocyclyobutene (BCB), a photo-patternable material, is used as the adhesive layer between the silicon wafers on which metal electrodes are patterned to form the cells' electrolyte cavity. As a case study, and since aluminum is an anode material with thermodynamic high energy density, this metal is evaporated onto a wafer and used as an anode. A sputtered platinum film collects the charge and provides a catalytic surface in the cell cathode. The metal film patterning process and wafer-to-wafer bonding with BCB is detailed. The difficulties encountered, and design modifications to overcome these, are presented. Cells of the mentioned design were activated with sodium hypochlorite solution electrolyte. Typical potential outputs for the cells, as a function of operational time, are also presented. With a 5 k? load, a potential of 1.4 V was maintained for over 240 min, until depletion of the electrolyte occurred. Average cell energy outputs under electrical loads between 100 ? and 5 k? were in the range of 4-10 J with columbic densities ranging from 45 to 83 Ah L-1.

  15. Study of corrosion processes on Al-AA 6061 crevices immersed in high purity water and sodium citrate solution

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    An experimental approach has been developed to study the corrosion behavior of artificial crevices manufactured with high purity aluminum and AA 6061 alloy, immersed in dematerialised water and sodium citrate solution (96,5 ?S/cm). Alkaline attack was found on the surrounding of iron rich particles in the external zone of the crevice, as a result of localized oxygen reduction reaction on these sites. This attack was not observed in the zone inside the crevice. Study of the phase Mg2Si by EDS allowed establishing that there is not preferential dissolution inside the crevice. The formation of a stable and non-soluble complex between Al and citrate anion inhibited the production of Al(OH)3 precipitate, which was observed on the surface of specimens immersed in pure water. Investigations of the aluminum oxide evolution on AA 6061 surfaces in water showed that it was composed by two layers: an internal one made of Bohemite and an external one in direct contact with the water, with a Bayerite structure. The surface analysis was accomplished using XR, OM and SEM techniques. (author)

  16. Silver nanoparticles synthesis in aqueous solutions using sulfite as reducing agent and sodium dodecyl sulfate as stabilizer

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    The synthesis of silver nanoparticles has been carried out in aqueous solutions in a stirred semibatch reactor through the reduction of silver ions (Ag+) by sulfite ions (SO32?), which were added at a tightly controlled rate up to a final sulfite/silver molar ratio of 0.45. Sodium dodecyl sulfate (SDS) was used as the stabilizer at concentrations below its critical micelle concentration. The effects of temperature, sulfite addition rate, and SDS concentration have been assessed. Ag+ turned to Ag0 in 5 min or less only when the synthesis was performed at 97 °C and not below. The sulfite addition rates studied were 0.5, 7.5, 15, and 90 ?mol/min. The size, shape, polydispersity, and stability of the nanoparticles were determined by the sulfite addition rate and SDS concentration. At low SDS concentration (4 mM), stable, spherical shape, small size nanoparticles were formed only at the two intermediate sulfite addition rates. At the highest sulfite addition rate, 9 nm mean size spherical nanoparticles having a low ±5 nm polydispersity were produced at a high SDS concentration of 10 mM. With the low SDS concentration, larger truncated and spherical shape nanoparticles were obtained. UV–Vis spectrophotometry and transmission electron microscopy were used to characterize the nanoparticles.

  17. SIMULTANEOUS ESTIMATION OF MOXIFLOXACIN HYDROCHLORIDE AND DEXAMETHASONE SODIUM PHOSPHATE IN BULK AND IN OPHTHALMIC SOLUTION BY RP- HPLC

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    D. M DHUMAL

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available A new simple, precise, accurate and selective RP-HPLC method has been developed and validated for simultaneous estimation of Moxifloxacin Hydrochloride (MOX and Dexamethasone Sodium Phosphate (DSP in Ophthalmic Solution. The method was carried out on a Qualisil RP C-8 (250 mm x 4.6 mm, 5 µm column with a mobile phase consisting of Methanol: Water (75:25 v/v pH adjusted to 3.0 with ortho-phosphoric acid of aqueous phase and flow rate of 1.0 mL min¹. Detection was carried out at 240 nm. The retention time for MOX and DSP was found to be 2.22, and 7.26 min, respectively. The MOX and DSP followed linearity in the concentration range of 10 - 60 µg mL-1 and 2- 12 µg mL-1 with r²= 0.99, respectively. The amounts of both these drugs estimated by proposed method were found to be in good agreement with label claim. The developed method was validated for sensitivity, accuracy, precision, ruggedness and robustness. The LOD and LOQ were found to be 0.30 µg mL-1 and 0.91 µg mL-1 for MOX and 0.10 µg mL-1 and 0.30 µg mL-1 for DSP. The proposed method can be used for routine analysis of both these drugs simultaneously in their combined dosage form.

  18. SIMULTANEOUS ESTIMATION OF MOXIFLOXACIN HYDROCHLORIDE AND DEXAMETHASONE SODIUM PHOSPHATE IN BULK AND IN OPHTHALMIC SOLUTION BY RP- HPLC

    Scientific Electronic Library Online (English)

    D. M, DHUMAL; A. A, SHIRKHEDKAR; P. P, NERKAR; S. J, SURANA.

    Full Text Available A new simple, precise, accurate and selective RP-HPLC method has been developed and validated for simultaneous estimation of Moxifloxacin Hydrochloride (MOX) and Dexamethasone Sodium Phosphate (DSP) in Ophthalmic Solution. The method was carried out on a Qualisil RP C-8 (250 mm x 4.6 mm, 5 µm) colum [...] n with a mobile phase consisting of Methanol: Water (75:25 v/v) pH adjusted to 3.0 with ortho-phosphoric acid of aqueous phase and flow rate of 1.0 mL min¹. Detection was carried out at 240 nm. The retention time for MOX and DSP was found to be 2.22, and 7.26 min, respectively. The MOX and DSP followed linearity in the concentration range of 10 - 60 µg mL-1 and 2- 12 µg mL-1 with r²= 0.99, respectively. The amounts of both these drugs estimated by proposed method were found to be in good agreement with label claim. The developed method was validated for sensitivity, accuracy, precision, ruggedness and robustness. The LOD and LOQ were found to be 0.30 µg mL-1 and 0.91 µg mL-1 for MOX and 0.10 µg mL-1 and 0.30 µg mL-1 for DSP. The proposed method can be used for routine analysis of both these drugs simultaneously in their combined dosage form.

  19. Bicarbonate ingestion has no ergogenic effect on consecutive all out sprint tests in BMX elite cyclists.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Zabala, Mikel; Peinado, Ana B; Calderón, Francisco J; Sampedro, Javier; Castillo, Manuel J; Benito, Pedro J

    2011-12-01

    The aim of the present study was to examine the effect of sodium bicarbonate ingestion on consecutive "all out" sprint tests, analyzing the acid-base status and its influence on performance and perceived effort. Ten elite bicycle motocross (BMX) riders (20.7 ± 1.4 years, training experience 8-12 years) participated in this study which consisted of two trials. Each trial consisted of three consecutive Wingate tests (WTs) separated by 15 min recovery. Ninety minutes prior to exercise subjects ingested either NaHCO(3) (-) (0.3 g kg(-1) body weight) or placebo. Blood samples were collected for the assessment of blood acid-base status: bicarbonate concentration ([HCO(3) (-)]), pH, base excess (BE) and blood lactate concentration ([La(-)]). Performance variables of peak power (PP), mean power (MP), time to peak power and fatigue index were calculated for each sprint. Significant differences (p < 0.05) were observed in acid-base variables [pH before WT1: 7.47 ± 0.05 vs. 7.41 ± 0.03; [HCO(3) (-)] before WT1: 29.08 ± 2.27 vs. 22.85 ± 0.24 mmol L(-1) (bicarbonate vs. placebo conditions, respectively)], but there were not significant differences in performance variables between trials [PP WT1: 1,610 ± 373 vs. 1,599 ± 370 W; PP WT2: 1,548 ± 460 vs. 1,570 ± 428 W; PP WT3: 1,463 ± 361 vs. 1,519 ± 364 W. MP WT1: 809 ± 113 vs. 812 ± 108 W; MP WT2: 799 ± 135 vs. 799 ± 124 W; MP WT3: 762 ± 165 vs. 782 ± 118 W (bicarbonate vs. placebo conditions, respectively)]. Rating of perceived effort (RPE) was not influenced nor ratings of perceived readiness. Sodium bicarbonate ingestion modified significantly the blood acid-base balance, although the induced alkalosis did not improve the Wingate test performance, RPE and perceived readiness across three consecutive WTs in elite BMX cyclists. PMID:21465247

  20. Electrochemical studies of sodium meta-vanadate as corrosion inhibitor of carbon steel 1020 in CO{sub 2} and H{sub 2}S saturated DEA solutions

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    Aghasadeghi, Alireza [Corrosion Department of Research Institute of Petroleum Industry, P.O.Box 18745-4163, NIOC Pazhouheshgah Blvd., Khairabad, Qom Road, Tehran (Iran)

    2004-07-01

    Several types of corrosion inhibitors are recently used in amine systems for natural gas refining in the world because of the corrosive nature of amine solutions containing acid gases. This article introduces corrosion inhibitor basis that are used mostly as active reagents in corrosion inhibitor packages. Accordingly, sodium meta-vanadate is studied as corrosion inhibitor of carbon steel 1020 in 30-vol% DEA and industrial lean and rich amines solutions saturated with CO{sub 2} and H{sub 2}S at 65 deg. C. Electrochemical Tafel polarization test method was conducted to investigate the inhibitive behavior of sodium meta-vanadate in the mentioned solutions that are near industrial conditions. Tafel slopes and corrosion potentials show that the inhibitive mechanism of sodium meta-vanadate is anodic and effective dosage of the inhibitor is within 0.03 to 0.05 wt% in 30-vol% DEA, industrial lean and rich amines solutions saturated with CO{sub 2} and H{sub 2}S at 65 deg. C. Surface observations indicate that the corrosion on the carbon steel coupons was general and using this optimum concentration with an inhibitive performance of at least 80% did not occur localized or pitting corrosion. (author)

  1. Evaluation of analgesic efficacy of bromfenac sodium ophthalmic solution 0.09% versus ketorolac tromethamine ophthalmic solution 0.5% following LASEK or Epi-LASIK

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Wang XJ

    2011-10-01

    Full Text Available Xiao Jing Wang, Sze H Wong, Roshan Givergis, Emil W Chynn Park Avenue LASEK, New York, NY, USA Background: To evaluate the analgesic efficacy of bromfenac sodium ophthalmic solution 0.09% compared with ketorolac tromethamine ophthalmic solution 0.5% in laser epithelial keratomileusis (LASEK or epithelial keratomileusis (epi-LASEK, sometimes referred to as epi-LASIK. Methods: Eighty eyes (from 40 patients, 18 men and 22 women undergoing bilateral simultaneous LASEK or epi-LASEK were randomized to receive ketorolac in one eye and bromfenac in the other. Mean age was 33.13 ± 9.34 years. One drop of bromfenac or ketorolac was instilled in each eye 15 minutes and one minute prior to surgery, and two and four hours following surgery. Patients were instructed to instill the medications on-label each day through postoperative day 4. The subjects completed pain and visual blurriness assessments from day of surgery to postoperative day 4. Uncorrected visual acuity was tested on postoperative days 1 and 6. Results: For each of the five days, pain scores for bromfenac-treated eyes were significantly less than that for ketorolac-treated eyes (P < 0.01. Of the 40 patients, 32 (80% said bromfenac provided better postoperative analgesia than ketorolac. There was no statistically significant difference in visual blurriness scores between the two groups (P > 0.1. Uncorrected visual acuity did not vary significantly between the treatment groups (P > 0.1. No serious adverse events were noted. Conclusion: Bromfenac is subjectively superior to ketorolac in reducing postoperative pain following LASEK or epi-LASEK. The subjects tolerated the drugs well with no serious adverse outcomes and no difference in uncorrected visual acuity. Keywords: LASEK, epi-LASEK, epi-LASIK, ketorolac, bromfenac, postoperative pain, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs

  2. Multielement NMR studies of the liquid-liquid phase separation and the metal-to-nonmetal transition in fluid lithium- and sodium-ammonia solutions.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Lodge, Matthew T J H; Cullen, P; Rees, Nicholas H; Spencer, Neil; Maeda, Kiminori; Harmer, Jeffrey R; Jones, Martin O; Edwards, Peter P

    2013-10-24

    (1)H, (7)Li, (14)N, and (23)Na high resolution nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) measurements are reported for fluid solutions of lithium and sodium in anhydrous liquid ammonia across the metal-to-nonmetal transition (MNM transition), paying particular attention to the phenomenon of liquid-liquid phase separation which occurs in the composition/temperature region close to the MNM transition. Our results are discussed in terms of the electronic structure of fluid metal-ammonia solutions at low temperatures (ca. 240 K). We find that the electronic phase transition to the metallic state in these solutions, especially at temperatures close to the liquid-liquid critical consolute temperature, occurs from a nonmetallic, electrolytic solution containing a predominance of electron spin-paired, (diamagnetic) charged bosonic states. The possible implications of these observations to the nature of the liquid-liquid phase separation are discussed, both from the views of N. F. Mott, regarding the MNM transition in sodium-ammonia solutions, and those of R. A. Ogg, regarding the possibility of high-temperature superconductivity in these solutions. Similarities between the electronic structure of metal-ammonia solutions and the high-temperature cuprate superconductors are also briefly emphasized. PMID:23947596

  3. Standard test method for evaluating stress-corrosion cracking of stainless alloys with different nickel content in boiling acidified sodium chloride solution

    CERN Document Server

    American Society for Testing and Materials. Philadelphia

    2000-01-01

    1.1 This test method describes a procedure for conducting stress-corrosion cracking tests in an acidified boiling sodium chloride solution. This test method is performed in 25% (by mass ) sodium chloride acidified to pH 1.5 with phosphoric acid. This test method is concerned primarily with the test solution and glassware, although a specific style of U-bend test specimen is suggested. 1.2 This test method is designed to provide better correlation with chemical process industry experience for stainless steels than the more severe boiling magnesium chloride test of Practice G36. Some stainless steels which have provided satisfactory service in many environments readily crack in Practice G36, but have not cracked during interlaboratory testing using this sodium chloride test method. 1.3 This boiling sodium chloride test method was used in an interlaboratory test program to evaluate wrought stainless steels, including duplex (ferrite-austenite) stainless and an alloy with up to about 33% nickel. It may also b...

  4. Activation, inactivation and recovery in the sodium channels of the squid giant axon dialysed with different solutions.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Keynes, R D; Greeff, N G; Forster, I C

    1992-09-29

    Comparisons were made between families of ion currents recorded in voltage-clamped squid axons dialysed with 20 mM NaF and 330 mM CsF or TMAF, and bathed in a solution in which four fifths of the Na was replaced by Tris. The permeability coefficient PNa,fast for the fast-inactivating current in the initial open state was calculated as a function of test potential from the size of the initial peak of INa. The permeability coefficient PNa,non for the non-inactivating open state was calculated from the steady-state INa that persisted until the end of the test pulse. Dialysis with TMA had no direct effect on the QV curve for gating charge. The reversal potential for INa,non was always lower than that for INa,fast, the mean difference being about -9 mV when dialysing with Cs, but only about -1 mV with TMA. Except close to threshold, PNa,fast was roughly halved by dialysis with TMA as compared with Cs, but PNa,non was substantially increased. The time constant tau h inactivation of the sodium system was slightly increased during dialysis with TMA in place of Cs, and there were small shifts in the steady-state inactivation curve, but the rate of recovery from inactivation was not measurably altered. The flattening off of the tau h curve at increasingly positive test potentials corresponded to a steady reduction of the apparent inactivation charge until a value of about 0.2e was reached for pulses to 100 mV. The instantaneous I-V relationship in the steady state was also investigated. The results have a useful bearing on the effects of dialysis with TMA, on the differences between the initial and steady open states of the sodium channel, and on the relative voltage-dependences of the transitions in each direction between the resting and inactivated states. PMID:1359591

  5. Sodium and nuclear energy

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    This paper presents as objectively as possible, the advantages and disadvantages related to the use of sodium in fast reactors. As regards the difficulties found in the use of sodium, the hazards related to fires, to sodium-water reactions, and to interaction with concrete are the greastest. Using its own methods, nuclear industry took charge of these problems and solutions have been found for a safe utilization of sodium. Sodium, mated metal, in addition to its thermal and neutron properties, plays the role of a trap for radioactive products, particularly efficient during normal operation

  6. Comparative study of the antimicrobial efficacy of chlorhexidine gel, chlorhexidine solution and sodium hypochlorite as endodontic irrigants

    Scientific Electronic Library Online (English)

    Caio C. R., Ferraz; Brenda P. F. A., Gomes; Alexandre A., Zaia; Fabrício B., Teixeira; Francisco J., Souza-Filho.

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste estudo foi avaliar in vitro a atividade antimicrobiana do gluconato de clorexidina gel, como irrigante endodôntico, comparando-o ao hipoclorito de sódio (NaOCl) e ao gluconato de clorexidina líquido. A atividade antimicrobiana das substâncias testadas foi avaliada pelo teste de difu [...] são em ágar. As zonas de inibição de crescimento bacteriano produzidas pela clorexidina gel a 0,2%; 1% e 2% foram observados frente a 5 espécies de bactérias anaeróbias facultativas e 4 espécies de anaeróbios estritos, Gram-negativos e produtores de pigmento negro; e comparados com os resultados obtidos pelo NaOCl e pela clorexidina líquida. As maiores zonas de inibição foram produzidas quando as bactérias testadas ficaram em contato com a clorexidina a 2% em gel (11,79 mm), apresentando diferença estatisticamente significante (p0,05) comparando as zonas produzidas por concentrações equivalentes de clorexidina líquida ou gel. Os resultados indicaram que a clorexidina em gel tem grande potencial para ser usada como substância química auxiliar quanto às suas propriedades antimicrobianas. Abstract in english The purpose of this study was to assess the in vitro the antimicrobial efficacy of chlorhexidine gluconate gel as an endodontic auxiliary chemical substance compared to sodium hypochlorite (NaOCl) and chlorhexidine gluconate solution. The antimicrobial efficacy of the tested substances was evaluated [...] using the agar diffusion test. The growth inhibition zones produced by 0.2%, 1% and 2% chlorhexidine gel were evaluated against 5 facultative anaerobic bacteria and 4 pigmented Gram-negative anaerobes, and compared to the results obtained by NaOCl and chlorhexidine solution. The largest growth inhibition zones were produced when the test bacteria were in contact with 2% chlorhexidine gluconate gel (11.79 mm), being significantly different (p0.05) between the growth inhibition zones obtained with equal concentrations of chlorhexidine solution and gel. The results of this study indicate that, as far as its antimicrobial properties are concerned, chlorhexidine gel has a great potential to be used as an endodontic auxiliary chemical substance.

  7. Bicarbonate absorption stimulates active calcium absorption in the rat proximal tubule.

    OpenAIRE

    Bomsztyk, K; Calalb, M B

    1988-01-01

    To evaluate the effect of luminal bicarbonate on calcium reabsorption, rat proximal tubules were perfused in vivo. Perfusion solution contained mannitol to reduce water flux to zero. Total Ca concentration was measured by atomic absorption spectrometry, Ca ion concentration in the tubule lumen (CaL2+) and the peritubular capillary (CaP2+), and luminal pH (pHL) with ion-selective microelectrodes and transepithelial voltage (VTE) with conventional microelectrodes. When tubules were perfused wit...

  8. The origin and secretion of pancreatic juice bicarbonate.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Case, R M; Scratcherd, T; Wynne, R D

    1970-09-01

    1. The rate of secretion from a saline-perfused preparation of the cat's pancreas is directly proportional to the perfusate bicarbonate concentration. When all bicarbonate is omitted, secretion completely or almost completely ceases.2. Incorporation of [(14)C]bicarbonate into the perfusion fluid results in its prompt appearance in the juice. The radioactive label is concentrated four to five times in the juice just as the total juice bicarbonate is four to five times greater than perfusate bicarbonate.3. These two observations suggest that about 95% of pancreatic juice bicarbonate is derived from perfusate (plasma) bicarbonate.4. The inhibition of pancreatic secretion from the perfused gland by acetazolamide is similar to that observed in the intact animal.5. There is a fall in pH and rise in P(CO2) in the perfusion fluid leaving the gland which is greater during secretion than at rest.6. It is therefore suggested that during secretion, hydrogen ions pass from the gland into the perfusate (plasma), thus increasing the production of carbon dioxide from circulating bicarbonate. This carbon dioxide diffuses into the cell, is rehydrated (partly under the influence of carbonic anhydrase) and finally is secreted, thus establishing the necessary gradient for the continued diffusion of carbon dioxide into the cell. PMID:5500780

  9. 21 CFR 522.1145 - Hyaluronate sodium.

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-04-01

    ... 2010-04-01 false Hyaluronate sodium. 522.1145 Section 522.1145 ...ANIMAL DRUGS § 522.1145 Hyaluronate sodium. (a)(1) Specifications. Each...solution contains 10 milligrams of hyaluronate sodium. (2) Sponsor . See 000009...

  10. Caffeine, but not bicarbonate, improves 6 min maximal performance in elite rowers

    DEFF Research Database (Denmark)

    Christensen, Peter MØller; Petersen, Mads H

    2014-01-01

    This study examined the ergogenic effects in a 6 min maximal performance test (PT) on 12 elite rowers: 6 open-weight (mean ± SD; 25 ± 1 years, and 92 ± 3 kg) and 6 light-weight (25 ± 3 years, and 73 ± 6 kg), following supplementation with caffeine (CAF), sodium bicarbonate (SB), and the combination of both, in a double-blind randomized placebo (PLA) controlled design. PT was executed on 4 occasions, on separate days within a week, and in a non-fasted state, with standardized training being performed the day before PT. Protocols were as follows: (i) CAF, 3 mg/kg, 45 min prior to PT?+?calcium as SB-PLA; (ii) SB, 0.3 g/kg, 75 min prior to PT?+?dextrose as CAF-PLA; (iii) CAF?+?SB; and (iv) PLA; CAF-PLA?+?SB-PLA. The total distance in the CAF (1878 ± 97 m) and CAF?+?SB (1877 ± 97 m) was longer than in the PLA (1865 ± 104 m; P 0.05). No difference between interventions was observed for readiness and stomach comfort before PT and perceived exertion during PT. This study demonstrates that caffeine ingestion does improve performance in elite rowing. In contrast sodium bicarbonate does not appear to be ergogenic, but it does not abolish the ergogenic effect of caffeine.

  11. Bacterial growth prevention in liquid bicarbonate concentrate.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Stragier, A; Wenderickx, D

    1998-01-01

    We describe an original Liquid Bicarbonate Concentrate (LBC) production and distribution unit, now functioning for five years. To prevent bacterial growth several measures were taken: LBC osmolarity as high as possible, fast concentrate turnover, UV irradiation of the tank and continuous circulation of LBC. Although, six and ten months elapsed before the first two positive cultures appeared after implementation of the new distribution circuit, subsequently, the interval between positive cultures became much shorter so that disinfection of the LBC unit is now required every 3 weeks. Changing the disinfecting agent from hypochlorite to peracetic acid did not succeed in increasing this interval. Our experience draws special the attention to the problem of bacterial growth in an on-line LBC production and distribution unit and defines the potential methods to control it. Continuous vigilance remains mandatory. PMID:10392080

  12. Mg-Zr alloy behavior in basic solutions and immobilization in Portland cement and Na-geo-polymer with sodium fluoride inhibitor

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    The dismantling of uranium natural graphite gas nuclear reactor generates a large volume of fuel cladding. The fuel cladding materials are based on Mg-Zr alloy for UNGG. The dismantling strategy could be to encapsulate these wastes into an ordinary Portland cement (OPC) or Na-geo-polymer (alumino-silicate material) in a form suitable for storage. Corrosion behavior of Mg-Zr in OPC interstitial solution and activating solution of Na-geo-polymer has been studied in the presence and absence of sodium fluoride as corrosion inhibitor. Electrochemical methods have been used to determine the corrosion densities. Results show that the corrosion densities of Mg-Zr alloy in OPC solution are one order of magnitude more important than in activating solution of Na-geo-polymer and sodium fluoride addition decreases corrosion densities in OPC interstitial solution. Hydrogen evolution of encapsulated Mg-Zr alloy has also been measured in both OPC and Na-geo-polymer and results show that Na-geo-polymer matrix appears to be an attractive binder in term of corrosion performance. (authors)

  13. Preparation of Li4Ti5O12 by solution ion-exchange of sodium titanate nanotube and evaluation of electrochemical performance

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    Nano-sized spinel lithium titanate (Li4Ti5O12) was synthesized using sodium titanate nanotube as precursor via a facile solution ion-exchange method in association with subsequent calcination treatment at relatively low temperature. The influences of precursors, ion-exchange condition, and calcination temperature on the microstructure and electrochemical performance of the products were studied. Results indicate that pure-phase Li4Ti5O12 can be harvested from sodium titanate nanotube precursor through an ion-exchanging at room temperature and calcination at 500 °C. The products exhibit a better performance as Li-ion battery anode material than the counterparts prepared from protonic titanate nanotube (H-titanate) precursor. The reason may lie in that sodium titanate nanotube is easier than protonic titanate nanotube to synthesize lithium titanate without TiO2 impurity, resulting in reduced electron transfer ability and Li-ion transport ability. The capacity of Li4Ti5O12 prepared from sodium titanate nanotube is 146 mAh/g at 10 C, and it has only 0.7 % decay after 200 charge/discharge cycles

  14. Unique properties of ?-NaFeO2: De-intercalation of sodium via hydrolysis and the intercalation of guest molecules into the extract solution

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    Graphical abstract: - Highlights: • Facile de-intercalating Na from NaFeO2. • Formation of layered sodium hydrogen carbonate hydrate. • Intercalation chemistry on layered sodium hydrogen carbonate hydrate. - Abstract: We report on a versatile method for the de-intercalation of Na from ?-NaFeO2 by using water to produce ?-Na1?xFeO2, where x ? 1. This de-intercalation technique provides an excellent route to ion exchange Na with other metal ions in ?-NaFeO2. The hydrolysis mechanism is provided. We show that the extracted solution captures CO2 from the atmosphere leading to the formation of sodium hydrogen carbonate hydrate crystals. The lamellar structure of the hydrate crystals was confirmed by powder X-ray diffraction, and were found Na-deficient via elemental analysis. Intercalation of guest molecules such as polymers, alcohols, and inorganic ions into the gallery space of the newly formed sodium hydrogen carbonate hydrate crystals was demonstrated by the use of powder X-ray diffraction technique. The reported materials were also characterized by Mössbauer spectroscopy, thermogravimetric analysis, differential scanning calorimetry, infrared spectroscopy, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, and scanning electron microscopy

  15. FORMULATION DEVELOPMENT & EVALUATION OF EFFERVESCENT TABLET OF ALENDRONATE SODIUM WITH VITAMIN D3

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Sagar B Thoke

    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available Alendronate sodium is a bisphosphonates which has antiresorptive effect which is implicated in the prophylaxis and treatment of osteoporosis. The objective of this study was to formulate effervescent tablet of Alendronate sodium with Vitamin D3 against osteoporosis thereby improving patient compliance.                                                                                                                          As per revised definition proposed to US FDA, Effervescent tablet is a tablet intended to be dissolved or dispersed in water before administration.         Effervescent tablets were formulated using citric acid and sodium bicarbonate as effervescent composition by wet granulation. The drug-excipient compatibility study done by DSC & FTIR analysis and it reveals absence of interaction between the drug and excipients. The flowability study of precompression blend shows good flow properties. Formulation was evaluated for weight variation, thickness, hardness, solution time, pH of solution & content uniformity. All the evaluation parameters were within the limit and complies specifications as per U.S.P. & B.P. From the Stability analysis may be inferred that there was no degradation and change in the formulation.                                                                                                                                                  The Effervescent tablet of Sodium Alendronate and Vitamin D3 is a new pharmaceutical formulation to be taken orally and offering a considerable advantage: avoidance of gastro-intestinal disorders, to the limits of the possible. As compared to the pure drug and marketed tablet, this formulation displayed significantly effective in the oral osteoporosis treatment in post menopausal women.

  16. The solubility of UO22+ in dilute sodium chloride solutions and in high-ionic strength sodium sulfate and chlorine brines

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    Uranium is a major component of high-level nuclear waste. In an oxidizing environment, UO22+ would be expected to be the dominant dissolved species in solution. In addition to dilute solutions, because high-level nuclear waste may be stored in repositories containing salt, it is important to characterize the aqueous chemistry of UO22+ and the solubility-controlling U(VI) solids in high-ionic strength brines as a function of pH. We have studied the solubility of UO22+ by precipitation of solid phase in 0.001 molal NaCl, 5.2 molal NaCl, and saturated Na2SO4 at pH values ranging from 5 to 12. The solution concentrations were measured by alpha particle liquid scintillation counting. The precipitated solids were characterized by powder x-ray diffraction, electron microscopy, infrared spectroscopy, and x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy

  17. Bicarbonate transporters in corals point towards a key step in the evolution of cnidarian calcification

    Science.gov (United States)

    Zoccola, Didier; Ganot, Philippe; Bertucci, Anthony; Caminiti-Segonds, Natacha; Techer, Nathalie; Voolstra, Christian R; Aranda, Manuel; Tambutté, Eric; Allemand, Denis; Casey, Joseph R; Tambutté, Sylvie

    2015-01-01

    The bicarbonate ion (HCO3?) is involved in two major physiological processes in corals, biomineralization and photosynthesis, yet no molecular data on bicarbonate transporters are available. Here, we characterized plasma membrane-type HCO3? transporters in the scleractinian coral Stylophora pistillata. Eight solute carrier (SLC) genes were found in the genome: five homologs of mammalian-type SLC4 family members, and three of mammalian-type SLC26 family members. Using relative expression analysis and immunostaining, we analyzed the cellular distribution of these transporters and conducted phylogenetic analyses to determine the extent of conservation among cnidarian model organisms. Our data suggest that the SLC4? isoform is specific to scleractinian corals and responsible for supplying HCO3? to the site of calcification. Taken together, SLC4? appears to be one of the key genes for skeleton building in corals, which bears profound implications for our understanding of coral biomineralization and the evolution of scleractinian corals within cnidarians. PMID:26040894

  18. Bicarbonate transporters in corals point towards a key step in the evolution of cnidarian calcification

    KAUST Repository

    Zoccola, Didier

    2015-06-04

    The bicarbonate ion (HCO3?) is involved in two major physiological processes in corals, biomineralization and photosynthesis, yet no molecular data on bicarbonate transporters are available. Here, we characterized plasma membrane-type HCO3? transporters in the scleractinian coral Stylophora pistillata. Eight solute carrier (SLC) genes were found in the genome: five homologs of mammalian-type SLC4 family members, and three of mammalian-type SLC26 family members. Using relative expression analysis and immunostaining, we analyzed the cellular distribution of these transporters and conducted phylogenetic analyses to determine the extent of conservation among cnidarian model organisms. Our data suggest that the SLC4? isoform is specific to scleractinian corals and responsible for supplying HCO3? to the site of calcification. Taken together, SLC4? appears to be one of the key genes for skeleton building in corals, which bears profound implications for our understanding of coral biomineralization and the evolution of scleractinian corals within cnidarians.

  19. Removal of Reactive Black 5 (RB5 Dye from Aquatic Solution by Using of Adsorption onto Synthesized SodiumAlginate Magnetic Beads

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    H vahedi

    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available "nBackground and Objectives: Industrial wastewater included the dyes one of the important sources of environmental pollution, that founded in loom wastewater which are harmful for human health and environment. Therefore, the purpose of this research was investigated removal of RB5 dye from aquatic solution by using of adsorption onto synthesized magnetic sodium alginate beads."nMaterial and Methods: At first, synthesized magnetic sodium alginate beads. Then, acquired beads optimum dosage equal to 18 g/100CC, with constant other parameters. The effect of pH, contact time and initial RB5 dye concentration was studied at the constant of beads (18 g/100CC."nResults: Results showed that removal efficiency was decreased by increasing of initial RB5 dye concentration. Also the results showed the removal efficiency was increased by increasing of adsorbent dose and contact time. The results showed data were explained acceptably by Langmuir isotherms and pseudo-second-order kinetics models respectively."nConclusion: The results showed that removal of RB5 dye from aqueous solution by using of magnetic sodium alginate beads can be done cheaper and effective.

  20. GROWTH OF PEACH PALM (Bactris gasipaes H.B.K. SEEDLINGS AS A FUNCTION OF RELATIONSHIPS OF POTASSIUM WITH CALCIUM AND WITH SODIUM, IN NUTRITIVE SOLUTION

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Antonio Rodrigues Fernandes

    2001-01-01

    Full Text Available The experiment was carried out in nutrient solution, under greenhouse conditions at the Soil Science Department - Lavras Federal University, Minas Gerais state, Brazil, to evaluate the effect of different relationships of potassium with calcium and with sodium, upon growth of peach palm (Bactris gasipaes H.B.K. seedlings. The experimental design was in randomized blocks, with ninetreatments and four replications. The treatments consisted of the foolowing K/Ca relationships: 0.0/3.0; 1.0/2.5; 2.0/2.0; 3.0/1.5; 4.0/1.0; 5.0/0.5; and 6.0/0.0 mmol L-1 and two additional treatments with variation in the concentration of sodium constituting the K/Na relationships of: 2.0/0.0 and 1.0/2.0. In this last one part of the potassium was substituted by sodium. The experimental units were constituted by one vase containing one plant. Height, perimeter at the stem level, leaf area and dry matter of leaves, stipes and roots were evaluated. The K/Ca relationships of 2.0/2.0 and 3.0/1.5, were the ones that provided larger medium values for leaf area and dry matter of parts of the plant, and this last one, favored more the growth of the plants. In the treatments without sodium or with the increase concentration of sodium all variables evaluated were negatively affected. Symptoms of deficiency of potassium in the leaves, followed by drastic reduction in growth appeared in the plants submitted to relationships where it was absent or with 1 mmol L-1.

  1. Anodic behavior of alloy 22 in bicarbonate containing media: Effect of alloying

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    Alloy 22 is one of the candidates for the manufacture of high level nuclear waste containers. These containers provide services in natural environments characterized by multi-ionic solutions.It is estimated they could suffer three types of deterioration: general corrosion, localized corrosion (specifically crevice corrosion) and stress corrosion cracking (SCC). It has been confirmed that the presence of bicarbonate and chloride ions is necessary to produce cracking, . It has also been determined that the susceptibility to SCC could be related to the occurrence of an anodic peak in the polarization curves in these media at potentials below transpassivity. The aim of this work is to study the effect of alloying elements on the anodic behavior of Alloy 22 in media containing bicarbonate and chloride ions at different concentrations and temperatures. Polarization curves were made on alloy 22 (Ni-22% Cr-13% Mo), Ni-Mo (Ni-28, 5% Mo) and Ni-Cr (Ni-20% Cr) in the following solutions: 1 mol/L NaCl at 90oC, and 1.148 mol/L NaHCO3; 1.148 mol/L NaHCO3 + 1 mol/L NaCl; 1.148 mol/L NaHCO3 + 0.1 mol/L NaCl, at 90oC, 75oC, 60oC and 25oC. It was found that alloy 22 has a anodic current density peak at potentials below transpassivity, only in the presence of bicarbonate ions. Curves performed in 1 mol/L NaCl did not show any anodic peak, in any of the tested alloys. The curves made on alloys Ni-Mo and Ni-Cr in the presence of bicarbonate ions, allowed to determine that Cr, is responsible for the appearance of the anodic peak in alloy 22. The curves of alloy Ni-Mo showed no anodic peak in the studied conditions. The potential at which the anodic peak appears in alloy 22 and Ni-Cr alloy, increases with decreasing temperature. The anodic peak was also affected by solution composition. When chloride ion is added to bicarbonate solutions, the anodic peak is shifted to higher potential and current densities, depending on the concentration of added chloride ions (author)

  2. Effect of number and washing solutions on functional properties of surimi-like material from duck meat.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Ramadhan, Kurnia; Huda, Nurul; Ahmad, Ruzita

    2014-02-01

    Duck meat is less utilized than other meats in processed products because of limitations of its functional properties, including lower water holding capacity, emulsion stability, and higher cooking loss compared with chicken meat. These limitations could be improved using surimi technology, which consists of washing and concentrating myofibrillar protein. In this study, surimi-like materials were made from duck meat using two or three washings with different solutions (tap water, sodium chloride, sodium bicarbonate, and sodium phosphate buffer). Better improvement of the meat's functional properties was obtained with three washings versus two washings. Washing with tap water achieved the highest gel strength; moderate elevation of water holding capacity, pH, lightness, and whiteness; and left a small amount of fat. Washing with sodium bicarbonate solution generated the highest water holding capacity and pH and high lightness and whiteness values, but it resulted in the lowest gel strength. Processing duck meat into surimi-like material improves its functional properties, thereby making it possible to use duck meat in processed products. PMID:24493882

  3. Shared solvation of sodium ions in alcohol-water solutions explains the non-ideality of free energy of solvation.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Lange, Kathrin M; Bergmann, Ulf; Hodeck, Kai F; Könnecke, René; Schade, Ulrich; Aziz, Emad F

    2011-09-14

    In order to explain the discrepancies between theories and experiments regarding the non-ideality in the free energy of solvation, here we present a microscopic picture of sodium ions dissolved in water-alcohol mixed solvents. We used X-ray absorption spectroscopy to probe the K-edge of sodium ions in mixed solvents of water and alcohols (methanol, ethanol) and in the respective pure solvents. In the mixed solvents a shared solvation of the sodium ions is observed. We find that specifically the water component plays a key role in stabilizing the solvation shell in mixed solvents, which was revealed by a selective photochemical process occurring only in the pure alcohol solvents. PMID:21773642

  4. Comparison of physical and mechanical properties of microwave-polymerized acrylic resin after disinfection in sodium hypochlorite solutions

    Scientific Electronic Library Online (English)

    Helena de Freitas Oliveira, Paranhos; Letícia Resende, Davi; Amanda, Peracini; Rafael Bellini, Soares; Cláudia Helena da Silva, Lovato; Raphael Freitas de, Souza.

    Full Text Available Este estudo avaliou a estabilidade de cor, rugosidade superficial e resistência à flexão de resina acrílica polimerizada por microondas após desinfecção em hipoclorito de sódio, simulando 20 min de desinfecção diária durante 180 dias. Quarenta espécimes circulares (15 x 4 mm) e 40 retangulares (65 x [...] 10 x 3 mm) foram preparados em resina acrílica polimerizada por microondas (Onda-Cryl). As amostras foram imersas em hipoclorito de sódio a 0,5%, hipoclorito de sódio a 1%, Clorox/Calgon e água destilada (controle). Medidas de cor foram determinadas por um espectrocolorímetro portátil. Três linhas paralelas, separadas por 1,0 mm, foram registradas em cada amostra antes e depois dos procedimentos de imersão para analisar a rugosidade superficial. A resistência à flexão foi medida utilizando um teste de flexão por 3 pontos em uma máquina universal de ensaios com uma célula de carga de 50 Kgf e uma velocidade de 1 mm/min. Os dados foram analisados estatisticamente por ANOVA e teste de Tukey (?=0,05). Não houve diferença estatisticamente significante (p>0,05) entre as soluções para cor, rugosidade superficial e resistência à flexão. Pode-se concluir que a imersão em soluções de hipoclorito de sódio, simulando um uso diário de curta duração durante 180 dias, não influenciou a estabilidade de cor, rugosidade superficial e resistência à flexão de resina acrílica polimerizada por microondas. Abstract in english This study evaluated the color stability, surface roughness and flexural strength of a microwave-polymerized acrylic resin after immersion in sodium hypochlorite (NaOCl), simulating 20 min of disinfection daily during 180 days. Forty disk-shaped (15 x 4 mm) and 40 rectangular (65 x 10 x 3 mm) specim [...] ens were prepared with a microwave-polymerized acrylic resin (Onda-Cryl). Specimens were immersed in either 0.5% NaOCl, 1% NaOCl, Clorox/Calgon and distilled water (control). Color measurements were determined by a portable colorimeter. Three parallel lines, separated by 1.0 mm, were registered on each specimen before and after immersion procedures to analyze the surface roughness. The flexural strength was measured using a 3-point bending test in a universal testing machine with a 50 kgf load cell and a crosshead speed of 1 mm/min. Data were analyzed statistically by ANOVA and Tukey's test (?=0.05). There was no statistically significant differences (p>0.05) among the solutions for color, surface roughness and flexural strength. It may be concluded that immersion in NaOCl solutions simulating short-term daily use during 180 days did not influence the color stability, surface roughness and flexural strength of a microwave-polymerized acrylic resin.

  5. Thermal Decomposition of Sodium Hydrogen Carbonate and Textural Features of Its Calcines.

    Czech Academy of Sciences Publication Activity Database

    Hartman, Miloslav; Svoboda, Karel; Poho?elý, Michael; Šyc, Michal

    2013-01-01

    Ro?. 52, ?. 31 (2013), s. 10619-10626. ISSN 0888-5885 R&D Projects: GA MŠk(CZ) 7C11009 Grant ostatní: RFCS(XE) RFCR-CT-2010-00009 Institutional support: RVO:67985858 Keywords : thermal decomposition * sodium hydrogen carbonate * sodium bicarbonate Subject RIV: CI - Industrial Chemistry, Chemical Engineering Impact factor: 2.235, year: 2013

  6. Evaluation of the Antibacterial efficacy of Omeprazole with Sodium Hypochlorite as an Endodontic Irrigating Solution- An Invivo Study

    OpenAIRE

    Gandi, Padma; Vasireddi, Sravanthi Rajah; Gurram, Sindhura Reddy; Darasani1, Kishore

    2013-01-01

    Background: Proton pump inhibitors are used in endodontic disinfection of root canals for elimination of enterococcus faecalis. This invivo study on Wistner Rats is carried out to determine antimicrobial efficacy of proton pump inhibitor in combination with sodium hypochlorite & Mixture of Isomer of tetracycline, acid and detergent (MTAD) against E. Faecalis

  7. The Bicarbonate Transporter Is Essential for Bacillus anthracis Lethality

    OpenAIRE

    Wilson, Adam C.; Soyer, Magali; Hoch, James A.; Perego, Marta

    2008-01-01

    In the pathogenic bacterium Bacillus anthracis, virulence requires induced expression of the anthrax toxin and capsule genes. Elevated CO2/bicarbonate levels, an indicator of the host environment, provide a signal ex vivo to increase expression of virulence factors, but the mechanism underlying induction and its relevance in vivo are unknown. We identified a previously uncharacterized ABC transporter (BAS2714-12) similar to bicarbonate transporters in photosynthetic cyanobacteria, which is es...

  8. Bicarbonate trigger for inducing lipid accumulation in algal systems

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    Gardner, Robert; Peyton, Brent; Cooksey, Keith E.

    2015-08-04

    The present invention provides bicarbonate containing and/or bicarbonate-producing compositions and methods to induce lipid accumulation in an algae growth system, wherein the algae growth system is under light-dark cycling condition. By adding said compositions at a specific growth stage, said methods lead to much higher lipid accumulation and/or significantly reduced total time required for accumulating lipid in the algae growth system.

  9. Indigenous technology development and standardization of the process for obtaining ready to use sterile sodium pertechnetate-Tc-99m solution from Geltech generator

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    The indigenous design and technology development for processing large scale zirconium molybdate-Mo-99 (ZrMo-99) Geltech generator was successfully commissioned in Board of Radiation and Isotope Technology (BRIT), India, in 2006. The generator production facility comprises of four shielded plant facilities equipped with tongs and special process gadgets amenable for remote operations for radiochemical processing of ZrMo-99 gel. Over 2800 Geltech generators have been processed and supplied to user hospitals during the period 2006-2013. Geltech generator supplied by BRIT was initially not sterile. Simple elution of 99mTc is performed by a sterile evacuated vial with sterile and pyrogen free 0.9% NaCl solution to obtain sodium (99mTc) pertechnetate solution. A special type online 0.22 ?m membrane filter has been identified and adapted in Geltech generator. The online filtration of 99mTc from Geltech generator; thus, provided sterile 99mTc sodium pertechnetate solution. Generators assembled with modified filter assembly were supplied to local hospital in Mumbai (Radiation Medicine Centre (RMC) and S.G.S. Medical College and KEM Hospital) and excellent performances were reported by users. (author)

  10. 75 FR 13292 - Determination That HalfLytely and Bisacodyl Tablets Bowel Prep Kit (Containing 4 Bisacodyl...

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-03-19

    ... (polyethylene glycol (PEG) 3350, sodium chloride, sodium bicarbonate, and potassium chloride for oral solution... applications (ANDAs) for bowel prep kits containing PEG-3350, sodium chloride, sodium bicarbonate, and... PREP KIT (PEG-3350, sodium chloride, sodium bicarbonate, and potassium chloride for oral solution and...

  11. Simulation of carbon dioxide absorption by sodium hydroxide solution in a packed bed and studying the effect of operating parameters on absorption

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    Available in abstract form only. Full text of publication follows: In this study. simulation of carbon dioxide absorption by Sodium Hydroxide solution in a packed bed has been investigated. At first, mass and energy balances were applied around a differential height of the bed. So, the governing equations were obtained. Surface renewal theory by Danckwerts was used to represent the mass transfer operation Finally, by changing the operating parameters like solvent temperature, inlet gas composition pressure and height of the bed, the effect of these parameters on the absorption and the composition of carbon dioxide in exit stream have been investigated. (authors)

  12. Study of influence of ionizing radiation on the process of rare earth chromatographic separation with the use of sodium nitrilotriacetate solutions of different concentration

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    The rare earth separation (Ho and Nd separation, as example, under the conditions of ionizing radiation) is studied with the use of eluent of different concentration: 0.05; 0.07; 0.10 sand 0.13 M on zinc and hydrogen forms of cationite. It has been found that optimum concentration of sodium nitrilotriacetate (NTA) solutions for radioactive RE separation is the concentration in the 0.07-0.10 M range. It is shown that RE separation regularities with the use of NTA are analogous to those on hydrogen and zinc forms of KU-2 cationite

  13. Inhibition and biocide actions of sodium dodecyl sulfate-Zn2+ system for the corrosion of carbon steel in chloride solution

    Scientific Electronic Library Online (English)

    Noreen, Antony; H. Benita, Sherine; Susai, Rajendran.

    Full Text Available The inhibition efficiency of sodium dodecyl sulfate (SDS) in controlling corrosion of carbon steel in aqueous solution containing 120 ppm of Cl? in the presence and absence of Zn2+ has been evaluated by weight loss method. The formulation consisting of 300 ppm of SDS and 75 ppm of Zn2+ gives 93 % in [...] hibition efficiency. A synergistic effect exists between SDS and Zn2+. As the immersion period increases, the inhibition efficiency of SDS-Zn2+ decreases. Polarization study reveals that this formulation controls both the anodic and cathodic reactions. AC impedance spectra reveal that a protective film is formed on the metal surface.

  14. Separation of microamounts of yttrium from strontium by using nitrobenzene solution of sodium dicarbollylcobaltate in the presence of 18-crown-6

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    A rapid extraction separation of trace amounts of yttrium from strontium with a nitrobenzene solution of sodium discarbollylcobaltate (NaDCC) and 18-crown-6 in the presence of tetrasodium salt of ethylenediamine-N,N,N',N'-tetraacetic acid (Na4L) in the aqueous phase was developed. The separation factor ?(Sr/Y) was substantially higher than 106. This water-nitrobenzene extraction system can be applied for efficient separation of carrier-free 90Y from 90Sr/90Y generator. (author)

  15. Fluidized-Bed Coating with Sodium Sulfate and PVA-TiO2, 2. Influence of Coating Solution Viscosity, Stickiness, pH, and Droplet Diameter on Agglomeration

    DEFF Research Database (Denmark)

    Hede, Peter Dybdahl; Bach, Poul; Jensen, Anker Degn

    2009-01-01

    In the first part of this study [Hede, P. D.; Bach, P.; Jensen, A. D. Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 2009, 49, 1914], agglomeration regime maps were developed for two types of coatings: sodium sulfate and PVA-TiO2. It was observed here how the agglomeration tendency is always lower for the salt coating process than for the polymer coating process, under similar process conditions. This is investigated further in this second part and concluded to be due to differences in coating solution stickiness, rather...

  16. A comparative study of validated spectrophotometric and TLC- spectrodensitometric methods for the determination of sodium cromoglicate and fluorometholone in ophthalmic solution

    OpenAIRE

    Saleh, Sarah S.; Lotfy, Hayam M.; Nagiba Y. Hassan; Samia M. Elgizawy

    2013-01-01

    The determination of sodium cromoglicate (SCG) and fluorometholone (FLU) in ophthalmic solution was developed by simple, sensitive and precise methods. Three spectrophotometric methods were applied: absorptivity factor (a-Factor method), absorption factor (AFM) and mean centering of ratio spectra (MCR). The linearity ranges of SCG were found to be (2.5–35 ?g/mL) for (a-Factor method) and (MCR); while for (AFM), it was found to be (7.5–50 ?g/mL). The linearity ranges of FLU were found to be (4...

  17. Inorganic particulates in removal of toxic heavy metal ions: rapid and efficient removal of Zn(II) from aqueous solutions by sodium titanate

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    Removal behavior for Zn(II) ions from aqueous solutions at micro and tracer concentration levels has been carried out utilizing a 'radiotracer technique' through an adsorption process using synthesized and well characterized sodium titanate as an adsorbent. The study comprises of various physico-chemical parameters viz. concentration, temperature, pH and the effect of some added cations/anions and acid concentrations (HCl/H2SO4) on the adsorption process. The results show that the high uptake of Zn(II) on a sodium titanate surface follows first order rate law and that equilibrium data fit well for a Freundlich adsorption isotherm. A change in temperature (303 - 333 K) does not markedly affect the uptake of Zn(II) ions. Radiation stability of sodium titanate was also observed by exposing it to neutron and gamma rays from a 11.1 GBq (Ra-Be) neutron source having an integral neutron flux of 3.85 x 106 n/cm2/sec associated with gamma-dose of 1.72 Gy/h also using a gamma-cell (4.66 KGy/h) Co-60 source. (orig.)

  18. Standard molar volumes and heat capacities of aqueous solutions of sodium trifluoromethanesulfonate at temperatures up to 573 K and pressures to 28 MPa

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    Highlights: ? Original HT/HP data for NaTr(aq) obtained using non-commercial instruments. ? First heat capacity data for NaTr(aq) at conditions remote from ambient. ? Correction for association when calculating stand. therm. properties of Tr(aq) anion. - Abstract: Densities and heat capacities of aqueous solutions of sodium trifluoromethanesulfonate (sodium triflate) of concentrations from 0.025 to 0.3 mol · kg?1 were measured with high temperature, high pressure custom-made instruments at temperatures up to 573 K and at pressures up to 28 MPa. Standard molar volumes and standard molar heat capacities were obtained via extrapolation of the apparent molar properties to infinite dilution. The results for volumetric properties are consistent with earlier literature data, but no previous measurements exist for heat capacities of sodium triflate at superambient conditions. The new data were used for calculating the standard molar volumes and heat capacities for the triflate anion and compared with the results for triflic acid that should be essentially identical within the expected error margins. At temperatures above 473 K an effort was made to refine the processing of literature data for HCl(aq), taking into account its partial association, and subsequently to modify the value for Na+ ion calculated from the standard thermodynamic values of NaCl(aq) where its ion pairing was already considered. This approach yields reasonable agreement at high temperatures between the values for triflate ion calculated from its salt and those for triflic acid.

  19. Influence of bicarbonate ions on the stability of prepassive layers formed on copper in carbonate-bicarbonate buffers

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    Ribotta, S.B.; Folquer, M.E. [Universidad Nacional de Tucuman (Argentina). Instituto de Quimica Fisica; Vilche, J.R. [Universidad Nacional de La Plate (Argentina). Instituto de Investigaciones Fisicoquimicas Teoricas y Aplicadas

    1995-09-01

    The dissolution and passivation of polycrystalline copper (Cu) electrodes in carbonate (CO{sub 3}{sup 2{minus}})-bicarbonate (HCO{sub 3}{sup {minus}}) solutions covering wide ranges of pH and electrolyte compositions were studied at 25 C. The influences of the CO{sub 3}{sup 2{minus}}-HCO{sub 3}{sup {minus}} concentration ratio and hydrodynamic conditions on electrodissolution of the base metal, on formation of prepassivating and passivating surface layers, and on chemical dissolution of the prepassive films were considered. Results obtained with a rotating disc electrode allowed the competing reactions related to the active-to-passive transition to be distinguished through the effects of potential scan rate and electrode rotation speed on the electrochemical behavior of the system at fixed concentrations of CO{sub 3}{sup 2{minus}} or HCO{sub 3}{sup {minus}}. Data were discussed on the basis of the interactions between HCO{sub 3}{sup {minus}} and Cu(II) oxide and hydroxide anodic products in the prepassive surface layer.

  20. Investigating and Modeling the Thermo-dynamic Impact of Electrolyte Solutions of Sodium Chloride and Sodium Sulfate on Prevention of the Formation of Methane Hydrate

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    M. Manteghian

    2013-07-01

    Full Text Available Devising methods to prevent hydrate formation is of the important issues in natural gas industry. Since a great deal of money is annually spent on using hydrate inhibitors, identification of new inhibitors with higher degrees of efficacy is economically justifiable. Bearing in mind the significant role of hydrate inhibitors in prevention of natural gas pipelines’ getting blocked, the present study attempts to investigate two compounds of NaCl and Na2SO4 as inhibitors of hydrate methane’s formation so as to respond to “what is the inhibitive thermo-dynamic impact of electrolyte compounds of NaCl and Na2SO4 on the formation of methane hydrate?” To do so, this study not only measures the equilibrium temperature and pressure of methane hydrate formation in the presence of electrolyte solutions of NaCl and Na2SO4 and compares the results obtained with the state lacking such inhibitors, but it also assesses the regression and mathematical modeling are utilized within a basic virtual environment in order to propose a model for prediction of thermo-dynamic equilibrium temperature and pressure of methane hydrate formation.

  1. The salting-out effect and phase separation in aqueous solutions of tri-sodium citrate and 1-butyl-3-methylimidazolium bromide

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    The aim of this work is to obtain further evidence about the salting-out effect produced by the addition of tri-sodium citrate to aqueous solutions of water miscible ionic liquid 1-butyl-3-methylimidazolium bromide ([C4mim][Br]) by evaluating the effect of tri-sodium citrate on the thermodynamic properties of aqueous solutions of this ionic liquid. Experimental measurements of density and sound velocity at different temperatures ranging from (288.15 to 308.15) K, the refractive index at 308.15 K and the liquid-liquid phase diagram at different temperatures ranging from (288.15 to 338.15) K for aqueous solutions containing 1-butyl-3-methylimidazolium bromide ([C4mim][Br]) and tri-sodium citrate (Na3Cit) are taken. The apparent molar volume of transfer of [C4mim][Br] from water to aqueous solutions of Na3Cit have positive values and it increases by increasing salt molality. Although at high IL molality, the apparent molar isentropic compressibility shows similar behaviour with that of the apparent molar volume. However at low concentrations of IL, the apparent molar isentropic compressibility of transfer of [C4mim][Br] from water to aqueous solutions of Na3Cit have negative values. The effects of temperature and the addition of Na3Cit and [C4mim][Br] on the liquid-liquid phase diagram of the investigated system have been studied. It was found that an increase in temperature caused the expansion of the one-phase region. The presence of Na3Cit triggers a salting-out effect, leading to significant upward shifts of the liquid-liquid de-mixing temperatures of the system. The effect of temperature on the phase-forming ability in the system investigated has been studied based on a salting-out coefficient obtained from fitting the binodal values to a Setschenow-type equation for each temperature. Based on cloud point values, the energetics of the clouding process have been estimated and it was found that both of entropy and enthalpy are the driving forces for biphasic formation.

  2. Technological line for the production of carrier free 188Re in the form of sterile isotonic solution of sodium perrhenate(VII)

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    The radiometric properties of 188Re create convenient conditions for medical application of this radionuclide. A growing interest with respect to the possible use of 188Re for radioimmunotherapy, radionuclide synovectomy and bone pain palliation has been observed, chiefly due to the favourable characteristics of 188Re (T1/2 = 16.98 h), emitting ?- particles with an average energy of 764 keV 188Re and 155 keV gamma photons (15% ? radiation). The mentioned properties allow for in vivo biodistribution evaluation of 188Re labelled ligands by means of a gamma camera. At the Radioisotope Centre POLATOM, the technology for production of sterile and isotonic solution of 188Re has been developed. The technology enables preparation of carrier free 188Re in the form of a sterile isotonic solution of sodium perrhenate(VII) with a total activity of 185 GBq and a radiochemical purity of 99.9%. The batches of sodium perrhenate(VII) 188Re obtained are distributed to national nuclear medicine centres. (author)

  3. 3-Ethyl-4-amino-5-mercapto-1,2,4-triazole as Corrosion Inhibitor for 6061-Alloy in Sodium Hydroxide Solution

    Scientific Electronic Library Online (English)

    P.D. Reena, Kumari; Jagannath, Nayak; A. Nityananda, Shetty.

    2011-11-01

    Full Text Available The inhibition action of 3-ethyl-4-amino-5-mercapto-1,2,4-triazole (EAMT) on the corrosion of 6061-Al alloy in different concentrations of aqueous sodium hydroxide solution has been investigated at different temperatures, using potentiodynamic polarization and electrochemical impedance spectroscopic [...] techniques. The surface morphology of the metal surface was investigated by scanning electron microscopy (SEM). The experimental results showed that the presence of EAMT in sodium hydroxide solution decreases the corrosion rates and the corrosion current densities (icorr), and increases the charge transfer resistance (Rp). It was found that the inhibitor efficiency depends on the concentration of the inhibitor, concentration of the corrosive media and temperature. The inhibition was assumed to occur through adsorption of the inhibitor molecule on the metal surface. The adsorption of the inhibitor on the metal surface is found to obey Langmuir adsorption isotherm. EAMT acts as a mixed inhibitor. Thermodynamic parameters for the adsorption processes were determined from the experimental data. The results obtained from both the techniques are in good agreement.

  4. Synergistic effects of sodium lauroyl sarcosinate and glutamic acid in inhibition assembly against copper corrosion in acidic solution

    Science.gov (United States)

    Yu, Yinzhe; Zhang, Daquan; Zeng, Huijing; Xie, Bin; Gao, Lixin; Lin, Tong

    2015-11-01

    A self-assembled multilayer (SAM) from sodium lauroyl sarcosinate (SLS) and glutamic acid (GLU) is formed on copper surface. Its inhibition ability against copper corrosion is examined by electrochemical analysis and weight loss test. In comparison to SAM formed by just SLS or GLU, a synergistic effect is observed when the coexistence of SLS and GLU in SAM. The SLS/GLU SAM has an acicular multilayer structure, and SAM prepared under the condition of 5 mM SLS and 1 mM GLU shows the best protection efficiency. PM6 calculation reveals that the synergistic effect stems from interactions between SLS, GLU and cupric ions.

  5. Thermodynamic solution properties of pefloxacin mesylate and its interactions with organized assemblies of anionic surfactant, sodium dodecyl sulphate

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    Usman, Muhammad [Department of Chemistry, Government College University, Faisalabad 38000 (Pakistan); Department of Chemistry, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad 45320 (Pakistan); Rashid, Muhammad Abid [Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad (Pakistan); Mansha, Asim [Department of Chemistry, Government College University, Faisalabad 38000 (Pakistan); Siddiq, Mohammad, E-mail: m_sidiq12@yahoo.com [Department of Chemistry, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad 45320 (Pakistan)

    2013-12-10

    Graphical abstract: - Highlights: • Free energy of adsorption is more negative than free energy of micellization. • Micellization becomes more spontaneous at high temperature. • There is strong interaction between PFM and SDS. - Abstract: This manuscript reports the physicochemical behavior of antibiotic amphiphilic drug pefloxacin mesylate (PFM) and its interaction with anionic surfactant, sodium dodecyl sulfate (SDS). The data of surface tension and electrical conductivity are helpful to detect the CMC as well as to calculate surface parameters, i.e. surface pressure, ?, surface excess concentration, ?, area per molecule of drug and standard Gibbs free energy of adsorption, ?G{sub ads} and thermodynamic parameters like standard free energy of micellization, ?G{sub m}, standard enthalpy of micellization, ?H{sub m} and standard entropy of micellization, ?S{sub m}. The interaction of this drug with anionic surfactant, sodium dodecyl sulfate (SDS) was studied by electrical conductivity and UV/visible spectroscopy. This enabled us to compute the values of partition coefficient (K{sub x}), free energy of partition, ?G{sub p}, binding constant, K{sub b}, free energy of binding, ?G{sub b}, number of drug molecules per micelle, n, and thermodynamic parameters of drug–surfactant interaction.

  6. Thermodynamic solution properties of pefloxacin mesylate and its interactions with organized assemblies of anionic surfactant, sodium dodecyl sulphate

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    Graphical abstract: - Highlights: • Free energy of adsorption is more negative than free energy of micellization. • Micellization becomes more spontaneous at high temperature. • There is strong interaction between PFM and SDS. - Abstract: This manuscript reports the physicochemical behavior of antibiotic amphiphilic drug pefloxacin mesylate (PFM) and its interaction with anionic surfactant, sodium dodecyl sulfate (SDS). The data of surface tension and electrical conductivity are helpful to detect the CMC as well as to calculate surface parameters, i.e. surface pressure, ?, surface excess concentration, ?, area per molecule of drug and standard Gibbs free energy of adsorption, ?Gads and thermodynamic parameters like standard free energy of micellization, ?Gm, standard enthalpy of micellization, ?Hm and standard entropy of micellization, ?Sm. The interaction of this drug with anionic surfactant, sodium dodecyl sulfate (SDS) was studied by electrical conductivity and UV/visible spectroscopy. This enabled us to compute the values of partition coefficient (Kx), free energy of partition, ?Gp, binding constant, Kb, free energy of binding, ?Gb, number of drug molecules per micelle, n, and thermodynamic parameters of drug–surfactant interaction

  7. Fast and highly-efficient removal of methylene blue from aqueous solution by poly(styrenesulfonic acid-co-maleic acid)-sodium-modified magnetic colloidal nanocrystal clusters

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    Graphical abstract: - Highlights: • Magnetic colloid nanoclusters (MCNCs) are used for adsorption of methylene blue (MB). • The MCNCs exhibit fast and highly-efficient removal capacity for MB. • The MB adsorption onto the MCNCs is due to the strong electrostatic interactions. - Abstract: Magnetic colloidal nanocrystal clusters (MCNCs) modified with different amounts of poly(4-styrenesulfonic acid-co-maleic acid) sodium (PSSMA) have been prepared through simple one-step solvothermal method for removal of methylene blue (MB) from aqueous solution. The prepared MCNCs are characterized by Fourier transform infrared (FT-IR) spectra, scanning electron microscope (SEM), transmission electron microscope (TEM), thermogravimetric analysis (TGA), vibrating sample magnetometer (VSM), X-ray diffraction (XRD), nitrogen adsorption–desorption technique and dynamic light scattering (DLS). Moreover, effects of the solution pH, contact time, adsorbent dosage, ionic strength and initial dye concentration on MB adsorption onto the MCNCs are systematically investigated. The PSSMA-modified MCNCs show fast and highly-efficient MB removal capacity, which dramatically depends on the immobilization amounts of PSSMA, solution pH and adsorbent dosage. Their adsorption kinetics and isotherms exhibit that the kinetics and equilibrium adsorptions can be well-described by pseudo-second-order kinetic and Langmuir model, respectively. These magnetic nanocomposites, with high separation efficiency, low production cost and recyclable property, are promising as functional adsorbents for efficient removal of cationic organic pollutants from aqueous solution

  8. Structural and phase transition changes of sodium dodecyl sulfate micellar solution in alcohols probed by small-angle neutron scattering (SANS)

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    Small-angle neutron scattering (SANS) measurements on 0.3M sodium dodecyl sulfate (SDS) micellar solutions have been performed in the presence of n-alcohols, from ethanol to decanol at different alcohol concentrations, 2–10 wt%. The ellipsoid micellar structure which occurred in the 0.3M SDS in aqueous solution with the size range of 30–50 Å has different behavior at various hydrocarbon chain length and concentration of alcohols. At low concentration and short chain-length of alcohols, such as ethanol, propanol, and butanol, the size of micelles reduced and had a spherical-like structure. The opposite effect occurred as medium to long chain alcohols, such as hexanol, octanol and decanol was added into the 0.3M SDS micellar solutions. The micelles structure changed to be more elongated in major axis and then crossed the critical phase transition from micellar solution into liquid crystal phase as lamellar structure emerged by further addition of alcohols. The inter-lamellar distances were also depending on the hydrocarbon chain length and concentration of alcohols. In the meantime, the persistent micellar structures occurred in addition of medium chain of n-alcohol, pentanol at all concentrations

  9. Structural and phase transition changes of sodium dodecyl sulfate micellar solution in alcohols probed by small-angle neutron scattering (SANS)

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    Putra, Edy Giri Rachman [Neutron Scattering Laboratory, National Nuclear Energy Agency of Indonesia (BATAN), Gedung 40 BATAN, Kawasan Puspiptek Serpong, Tangerang 15314 (Indonesia); Patriati, Arum [Neutron Scattering Laboratory, National Nuclear Energy Agency of Indonesia (BATAN), Gedung 40 BATAN, Kawasan Puspiptek Serpong, Tangerang 15314 (Indonesia); Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, University of Gadjah Mada, Bulaksumur, Yogyakarta 55281, Indonesia giri@batan.go.id (Indonesia)

    2015-04-16

    Small-angle neutron scattering (SANS) measurements on 0.3M sodium dodecyl sulfate (SDS) micellar solutions have been performed in the presence of n-alcohols, from ethanol to decanol at different alcohol concentrations, 2–10 wt%. The ellipsoid micellar structure which occurred in the 0.3M SDS in aqueous solution with the size range of 30–50 Å has different behavior at various hydrocarbon chain length and concentration of alcohols. At low concentration and short chain-length of alcohols, such as ethanol, propanol, and butanol, the size of micelles reduced and had a spherical-like structure. The opposite effect occurred as medium to long chain alcohols, such as hexanol, octanol and decanol was added into the 0.3M SDS micellar solutions. The micelles structure changed to be more elongated in major axis and then crossed the critical phase transition from micellar solution into liquid crystal phase as lamellar structure emerged by further addition of alcohols. The inter-lamellar distances were also depending on the hydrocarbon chain length and concentration of alcohols. In the meantime, the persistent micellar structures occurred in addition of medium chain of n-alcohol, pentanol at all concentrations.

  10. Fast and highly-efficient removal of methylene blue from aqueous solution by poly(styrenesulfonic acid-co-maleic acid)-sodium-modified magnetic colloidal nanocrystal clusters

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    Song, Yu-Bei; Lv, Shao-Nan; Cheng, Chang-Jing, E-mail: changjing_cheng@163.com; Ni, Guo-Li; Xie, Xiao-Wa; Huang, Wei; Zhao, Zhi-Gang

    2015-01-01

    Graphical abstract: - Highlights: • Magnetic colloid nanoclusters (MCNCs) are used for adsorption of methylene blue (MB). • The MCNCs exhibit fast and highly-efficient removal capacity for MB. • The MB adsorption onto the MCNCs is due to the strong electrostatic interactions. - Abstract: Magnetic colloidal nanocrystal clusters (MCNCs) modified with different amounts of poly(4-styrenesulfonic acid-co-maleic acid) sodium (PSSMA) have been prepared through simple one-step solvothermal method for removal of methylene blue (MB) from aqueous solution. The prepared MCNCs are characterized by Fourier transform infrared (FT-IR) spectra, scanning electron microscope (SEM), transmission electron microscope (TEM), thermogravimetric analysis (TGA), vibrating sample magnetometer (VSM), X-ray diffraction (XRD), nitrogen adsorption–desorption technique and dynamic light scattering (DLS). Moreover, effects of the solution pH, contact time, adsorbent dosage, ionic strength and initial dye concentration on MB adsorption onto the MCNCs are systematically investigated. The PSSMA-modified MCNCs show fast and highly-efficient MB removal capacity, which dramatically depends on the immobilization amounts of PSSMA, solution pH and adsorbent dosage. Their adsorption kinetics and isotherms exhibit that the kinetics and equilibrium adsorptions can be well-described by pseudo-second-order kinetic and Langmuir model, respectively. These magnetic nanocomposites, with high separation efficiency, low production cost and recyclable property, are promising as functional adsorbents for efficient removal of cationic organic pollutants from aqueous solution.

  11. 76 FR 51037 - Determination That Halflytely and Bisacodyl Tablets Bowel Prep Kit (Containing Two Bisacodyl...

    Science.gov (United States)

    2011-08-17

    ... (polyethylene glycol (PEG) 3350, sodium chloride, sodium bicarbonate, and potassium chloride for oral solution... applications (ANDAs) for bowel prep kits containing PEG-3350, sodium chloride, sodium bicarbonate, and... Bisacodyl Tablets Bowel Prep Kit (PEG- 3350, sodium chloride, sodium bicarbonate, and potassium chloride...

  12. Adaptive changes of H+ and/or bicarbonate transport in chronic metabolic acidosis: its quantitative evaluation by using isolated perfused kidney.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Suzuki, M; Terao, N; Asano, Y; Hosoda, S

    1987-07-01

    We have recently improved the technique of the isolated perfused rat kidney by addition of amino acids to the perfusion solution. Utilizing this improved preparation, we examined to what extent chronic acid-base status can alter H+ and/or bicarbonate transport in the whole kidney and the effect of acetazolamide (10(-4) M) on this process. Kidneys from rats that had been drinking tap water (control), 1.5% NH4Cl (acidotic), or 1.5% NaHCO3 (alkalotic) were perfused with a solution of identical pH and PCO2. During the control period, the fractional bicarbonate reabsorption was higher in acidotic rats than in control rats by 1.0% and urine pH was lower than those in control. On the other hand, the two parameters were not different between control and alkalotic rats. Acetazolamide increased urine pH and decreased the fractional bicarbonate reabsorption in all, but these parameters in acidotic and alkalotic rats were not different compared with those in control. We conclude that adaptive changes of H+ and/or bicarbonate transport in chronic metabolic acidosis corresponds to about 1.0% as fractional bicarbonate reabsorption by the isolated perfused kidney and is largely carbonic anhydrase dependent. PMID:2821656

  13. Marinade with alkaline solutions for the improvement of pork quality / Marinados com soluções alcalinas para a melhoria da qualidade da carne suína

    Scientific Electronic Library Online (English)

    Viviane Maria Oliveira dos, Santos; Fabiana Ribeiro, Caldara; Leonardo de Oliveira, Seno; Gelson Luis Dias, Feijó; Ibiara Correia de Lima Almeida, Paz; Rodrigo Garófallo, Garcia; Irenilza de Alencar, Nääs; Ângela Dulce Cavenaghi, Altemio.

    2012-11-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar os efeitos de marinadas com soluções alcalinas sobre características da carne de porco submetida a quedas do pH post-mortem, em músculo de porco. O pH das carcaças foi medido em abatedouro comercial (n = 526), aos 45 min pós-abate (pH45) e, em seguida, as carcaç [...] as foram divididas em grupos com pH455,7. Dez amostras do músculo longissimus dorsi de cada grupo foram coletadas e distribuídas em delineamento inteiramente casualizado, em arranjo fatorial 2x4, com duas condições (pH455,7) e quatro soluções de marinação: TC, controle sem marinação; TM1, bicarbonato de sódio e cloreto de sódio; TM2, tripolifosfato de sódio e cloreto de sódio; TM3, bicarbonato de sódio, tripolifosfato de sódio e cloreto de sódio. Não houve interação entre o pH45 da carne e os tratamentos marinados. As carnes com pH45 Abstract in english The objective of this work was to evaluate the effects of alkaline solution marinades on the characteristics of pork subjected to post-mortem pH decrease in pig muscle. The pH of carcasses was measured in a commercial slaughterhouse (n = 526), 45 min after slaughtering (pH45) and, then, the carcasse [...] s were divided into the groups with pH455.7. Ten samples of the longissimus dorsi muscles of each group were collected and distributed in an entirely randomized design, in a 2x4 factorial arrangement, with two conditions (pH455.7), and four marinade solutions: TC, no marinade; TM1, sodium bicarbonate and sodium chloride; TM2, sodium tripolyphosphate and sodium chloride; TM3, sodium bicarbonate, sodium tripolyphosphate and sodium chloride. There was no interaction between pH45 of the meat and the marinade treatments. Meat with pH45

  14. Inorganic particulates in removal of toxic heavy metal ions: rapid and efficient removal of Hg(II) and Cr(III) ions from aqueous solutions by sodium titanate

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    Radiotracer technique has been used to study the removal of Hg(II) and Cr(III) ions from aqueous solutions by synthesized and well characterized sodium titanate powder. Adsorptive concentration (10-2-10-8 mol dm-3), pH (ca. 3.0-10.0) and temperature (303-333 K) were examined for assessing optimal conditions for removal of these ions. The uptake of Hg(II) and Cr(III) ions, which fitted well for Freundlich isotherm, increased with increase in the temperature and no significant desorption took place in the studied temperature range. The presence of some anions/cations affected the uptake of metal ions markedly. Increasing the H+ ion concentration (HCl/H2SO4) decreased the removal of these ions. Irradiation of sodium titanate by using a 11.1 GBq (Ra-Be) neutron source having a neutron flux density of 3.9 x 106 cm-2 s-1 and associated with a ?-dose rate of 1.7 Gy/h and also by using a Gamma cell (4.7 kGy/h) did not influence the extent of adsorption of Hg(II) and Cr(III) ions. (orig.)

  15. Thermo-acoustical analysis of sodium dodecyl sulfate: Fluconazole (antifungal drug) based micellar system in hydro-ethanol solutions for potential drug topical application

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    Highlights: • The mixed micellar system was analyzed for sodium dodecyl sulfate and fluconazole. • Early micellization was found with CMC shift towards lower surfactant concentration. • Negative ?Gmo values suggested that the micelle formation is spontaneous and feasible. • Thermo-acoustical parameters revealed the existence of intermolecular interactions within the molecules. - Abstract: Micellar systems hold excellent drug delivery applications due to their capability to solubilize a large number of hydrophobic and hydrophilic molecules. In this present work, the mixed micelle formation between the anionic surfactant sodium dodecyl sulfate (SDS) and the ‘Azole’ derivative antifungal drug fluconazole (FLZ) have been studied at four temperatures in different hydro-ethanolic solutions. The critical micelle concentration (CMC) was determined by specific conductance techniques and the experimental data was used to calculate several useful thermodynamic parameters, like standard free energy, enthalpy and entropy of micelle formation. Early micellization was found with critical micelle concentration shifting towards lower concentration (CMC) than the standard concentration of SDS in water at 25 °C suggesting that drug and the solvent system facilitates the micellization process. In addition, the transport properties were examined by employing controlled approaches likely, apparent molar volume (?v), apparent molar adiabatic compression (?k), and isentropic compression (?s) of SDS in presence of FLZ. These parameters revealed the existence of intermolecular interactions within the molecules. Therefore, this study would cast light on utilizing surfactant immobilized FLZ system for better topical biological action

  16. Bicarbonate secretion by rabbit proximal colon.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Sullivan, S K; Smith, P L

    1986-10-01

    Stripped segments of proximal colon (1-6 cm distal to the ampulla caecalis coli) were studied in vitro in Ussing chambers under short-circuit conditions using the pH-stat technique. With glucose and HCO3-CO2 present in the serosal bathing solution only, proximal colon alkalinizes the luminal bathing solution at a rate of 2.1 +/- 0.2 mu eq X h-1 X cm-2 (n = 36). With HCO3-CO2 present in the luminal bathing solution alone, proximal colon does not significantly acidify or alkalinize the serosal bathing solution. Addition of glucose (10 mM) to the luminal bathing solution abolished luminal alkalinization. Removal of HCO3 and CO2 from the serosal bathing solution or replacement of O2 with N2 also abolished luminal alkalinization. Acetazolamide (0.1 mM) added to both bathing solutions did not alter the rate of luminal alkalinization. Ion-replacement studies revealed that the alkalinization process was highly dependent on the presence of Na in the bathing solutions and much less dependent on the presence of Cl. Furthermore, ouabain (0.1 mM) significantly reduced luminal alkalinization. As in rabbit ileum, serosal epinephrine (0.1 mM) did not alter luminal alkalinization but increased serosal alkalinization by a Na-dependent mechanism. These results suggest that luminal alkalinization results from a Na-dependent, active transcellular HCO3 transport process and that a Na-dependent HCO3 absorptive process is activated by adrenergic stimuli. PMID:3766731

  17. Sodium Oxybate

    Science.gov (United States)

    Sodium oxybate is used to prevent attacks of cataplexy (episodes of muscle weakness that begin suddenly and ... urge to sleep during daily activities, and cataplexy). Sodium oxybate is in a class of medications called ...

  18. Ion Association in Hydrothermal Sodium Sulfate Solutions Studied by Modulated FT-IR-Raman Spectroscopy and Molecular Dynamics.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Reimer, Joachim; Steele-MacInnis, Matthew; Wambach, Jörg M; Vogel, Frédéric

    2015-07-30

    Saline aqueous solutions at elevated pressures and temperatures play an important role in processes such as supercritical water oxidation (SCWO) and supercritical water gasification (SCWG), as well as in natural geochemical processes in Earth and planetary interiors. Some solutions exhibit a negative temperature coefficient of solubility at high temperatures, thereby leading to salt precipitation with increasing temperature. Using modulated FT-IR Raman spectroscopy and classical molecular dynamics simulations (MD), we studied the solute speciation in solutions of 10 wt % Na2SO4, at conditions close to the saturation limit. Our experiments reveal that ion pairing and cluster formation are favored as solid saturation is approached, and ionic clusters form prior to the precipitation of solid sulfate. The proportion of such clusters increases as the phase boundary is approached either by decreasing pressure or by increasing temperature in the vicinity of the three-phase (vapor-liquid-solid) curve. PMID:26125627

  19. Solvent extraction of zinc, cadmium and lead by tributyl phosphate from aqueous-thiourea solutions of sodium nitrate

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    The effect of thiourea on extraction of zinc, cadmium and lead(2) by undiluted tributyl phosphate (TBP) from NaNO3 aqueous solutions containing anions Cl-, Br-, I-, ClO4-, SO42- is investigated at 298 K. It is shown that addition of thiourea into the aqueous solution increases extraction of metals. The composition of extracted complexes is determined. It is established that the cadmium coordination number does not exceed 6. Extraction of cadmium by TBP from the nitrate solution in the presence of thiorea becomes rather selective and permits to isolate cadmium from Fe(3), Fe(2), Co, Ni, Mn, Cu, alkaline earth and some other metals. The possibility of cadmium and zinc separation from NaNO3 solution is noted

  20. Extraction of lanthanides ions (III) from aqueous solution by sodium salt of the N(4-amino-benzoate)-propyl-silica gel

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    The silica gel 60 of specific superficial area 486 m2.g-1 was modified chemically with the ligand 4-amino benzoate of sodium in water-ethanol environment (l:L). The adsorptions of metallic ions were from water solutions at approximately 2 x 10-3 M of chloride of Pr(III), Nd(III), Eu(III) and Ho(III). In these experiments we could see that the system gets the equilibrium of adsorption rapidly and that the pH of the environment has a great influence on the process of adsorption, being that the number of metal mols adsorpted in the matrix varied between 10,00 and 17,00 x 10-5 mols. g-1 with a pH of approximately 5 for all the lanthanides, where the adsorption curves reach equilibrium. (author)

  1. THE EFFECT OF Fe-ENRICH PHASE ON THE PITTING CORROSION RESISTANCE OF Al ALLOY IN VARIOUS NEUTRAL SODIUM CHLORIDE SOLUTIONS

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Gadang Priyotomo

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available The pitting corrosion of 5052 alloy was investigated as function of chloride concentrations by using an electrochemical method, scanning electron microscope and energy dispersive X-Ray spectroscopy in neutral sodium chloride solutions at 293 K. The pitting corrosion of pure Al was also investigated under the same experimental condition for the comparison. The pitting potential obtained for 5052 alloy and pure Al decreased with increasing chloride concentration. The pitting potential of pure Al is higher than that of 5052 alloy where pitting resistance of pure Al is better than that 5052 alloy. The linear equation implies that certain pitting potential becomes a relevant parameter for predicting certain chloride ion concentration. The synergic role of chloride ion and a localized galvanic corrosion between aluminium metal and iron-containing constituent contribute the process of pitting for 5052 alloy.

  2. Matrix effect of sodium compounds on the determination of metal ions in aqueous solutions by underwater laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Goueguel, Christian; McIntyre, Dustin L; Jain, Jinesh; Karamalidis, Athanasios K; Carson, Cantwell

    2015-07-01

    A significant portion of the carbon sequestration research being performed in the United States involves the risk assessment of injecting large quantities of carbon dioxide into deep saline aquifers. Leakage of CO2 has the potential to affect the quality of groundwater supplies in case contaminants migrate through underlying conduits. New remote sensing and near-surface monitoring technologies are needed to ensure that injection, abandoned, and monitoring wells are structurally sound, and that CO2 remains within the geologic storage reservoir. In this paper, we propose underwater laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (underwater LIBS) as an analytical method for monitoring naturally occurring elements that can act as tracers to detect a CO2 leak from storage sites. Laboratory-scale experiments were conducted to measure Sr2+, Ca2+, K(+), and Li(+) in bulk solutions to ascertain the analytical performance of underwater LIBS. We compared the effect of NaCl, Na2CO3, and Na2SO4 on the analytes calibration curves to determine underwater LIBS' ability to analyze samples of sodium compounds. In all cases, the calibration curves showed a good linearity within 2 orders of magnitude. The limit of detections (LODs) obtained for K(+) (30±1??ppb) and Li(+) (60±2??ppb) were in ppb range, while higher LODs were observed for Ca(2+) (0.94±0.14??ppm) and Sr(2+) (2.89±0.11??ppm). Evaluation of the calibration curves for the analytes in mixed solutions showed dependence of the lines' intensity with the sodium compounds. The intensities increased respectively in the presence of dissolved NaCl and Na2SO4, whereas the intensities slightly decreased in the presence of Na2CO3. Finally, the capabilities of underwater LIBS to detect certain elements in the ppb or in the low ppm range make it particularly appealing for in situ monitoring of a CO2 leak. PMID:26193154

  3. Fluidized-Bed Coating with Sodium Sulfate and PVA-TiO2, 2. Influence of Coating Solution Viscosity, Stickiness, pH, and Droplet Diameter on Agglomeration

    DEFF Research Database (Denmark)

    Hede, Peter Dybdahl; Bach, Poul

    2009-01-01

    In the first part of this study [Hede, P. D.; Bach, P.; Jensen, A. D. Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 2009, 49, 1914], agglomeration regime maps were developed for two types of coatings: sodium sulfate and PVA-TiO2. It was observed here how the agglomeration tendency is always lower for the salt coating process than for the polymer coating process, under similar process conditions. This is investigated further in this second part and concluded to be due to differences in coating solution stickiness, rather than differences in bulk viscosities. Furthermore, results show that it is possible to optimize the PVA-TiO2 coating formulation and process to achieve a low tendency of agglomeration, similar to that of the salt coating process. The best results for the PVA-TiO2 solution are obtained by substituting the PVA-TiO2 in equal amounts with Neodol 23-6.5 and further reducing the pH value in the coating solution to pH 4.

  4. High-rate intercalation capability of NaTi2(PO4)3/C composite in aqueous lithium and sodium nitrate solutions

    Science.gov (United States)

    Vujkovi?, Milica; Mitri?, Miodrag; Mentus, Slavko

    2015-08-01

    The nanodispersed NaTi2(PO4)3/C composite containing 20-25 wt.% of in-situ formed carbon, was synthesized by gel combustion procedure followed by a heat treatment at 650, 700 and 750 °C. The samples calcined at 700 and 750 °C displayed crystalline nasicon structure. They were subjected to the investigation of intercalation/deintercalation kinetics in aqueous NaNO3 and LiNO3 solutions, using cyclic voltammetry and galvanostatic charging/discharging measurements. As regards to the effect of electrolyte composition, the reactions were evidenced to be roughly twice faster in sodium nitrate than in lithium nitrate solution. Among the samples treated at 700 and 750 °C, better performance was evidenced for the sample treated at lower temperature. Coulombic capacity in NaNO3 solution at charging rate 1C amounted to ?70 mAh g-1 and ?55 mAh g-1 for the sample calcined at 700 and 750 °C, respectively, and displayed surprisingly slight dependence on charging rate up to even 100C.

  5. Effect of nitriding surface treatment on the corrosion resistance of dental nickel-titanium files in 5.25% sodium hypochlorite solution

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    This study investigated the effect of nitriding surface treatment on the corrosion resistance of commercial dental alloy, in the form of helical nickel-titanium (Ni-Ti) files, when treated with 5.25% sodium hypochlorite (NaOCl) solution. The surface of dental helical Ni-Ti files was modified using nitriding treatment at 200 deg. C, 250 deg. C and 300 deg. C in an NH3-containing environment. The surface morphology and chemical composition of the Ni-Ti files were analyzed using scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), respectively. The corrosion resistance of the Ni-Ti files when treated with a clinical solution of 5.25% NaOCl was evaluated using the linear polarization method and by potentiodynamic polarization curve measurement. The nitriding treatments at different temperatures created titanium nitride (TiN) on the surface of the helical Ni-Ti files. The Ni-Ti files nitrided at 200 deg. C and 250 deg. C showed higher polarization resistance and higher passive film breakdown potential together with a lower passive current than untreated files. The presence of TiN on dental Ni-Ti files significantly increased the corrosion resistance of the files in the presence of 5.25% NaOCl solution.

  6. Performance Evaluation of Absorbent Solution for Draw Solute Recovery in Forward Osmosis Desalination Process

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    Although forward osmosis desalination technology has drawn substantial attention as a next-generation desalination method, the energy efficiency of its draw solution treatment process should be improved for its commercialization. When ammonium bicarbonate is used as the draw solute, the system consists of forward-osmosis membrane modules, draw solution separation and recovery processes. Mixed gases of ammonia and carbon dioxide generated during the draws solution separation, need to be recovered to re-concentrate ammonium bicarbonate solution, for continuous operation as well as for the economic feasibility. The diluted ammonium bicarbonate solution has been proposed as the absorbent for the draw solution regeneration. In this study, experiments are conducted to investigate performance and features of the absorption corresponding to absorbent concentration. It is concluded that ammonium bicarbonate solution can be used to recover the generated ammonia and carbon dioxide. The results will be applied to design and operation of pilot-scale forward-osmosis desalination system

  7. 21 CFR 522.90c - Ampicillin sodium.

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-04-01

    ...2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Ampicillin sodium. 522.90c Section 522...FORM NEW ANIMAL DRUGS § 522.90c Ampicillin sodium. (a) Specifications ...of aqueous solution constituted from ampicillin sodium powder contains 300...

  8. Antioxidant activity by DPPH assay of potential solutions to be applied on bleached teeth.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Garcia, Eugenio José; Oldoni, Tatiane Luiza Cadorin; Alencar, Severino Matias de; Reis, Alessandra; Loguercio, Alessandro D; Grande, Rosa Helena Miranda

    2012-01-01

    The aim of this study was to assess, using the DPPH assay, the antioxidant activity of several substances that could be proposed to immediately revert the problems caused by bleaching procedures. The percentage of antioxidant activity (AA%) of 10% ascorbic acid solution (AAcidS), 10% ascorbic acid gel (AAcidG), 10% sodium ascorbate solution (SodAsS), 10% sodium ascorbate gel (SodAsG), 10% sodium bicarbonate (Bicarb), Neutralize(®) (NE), Desensibilize(®) (DES), catalase C-40 at 10 mg/mL (CAT), 10% alcohol solution of alpha-tocopherol (VitE), Listerine(®) (LIS), 0.12% chlorhexidine (CHX), Croton Lechleri (CL), 10 % aqueous solution of Uncaria Tomentosa (UT), artificial saliva (ArtS) and 0.05% sodium fluoride (NaF) was assessed in triplicate by 2,2-diphenyl-1-picryl-hydrazyl-hydrate (DPPH) free radical assay. All substances exhibited antioxidant activity, except for CL. AAcidS, AAcidG and VitE exhibited the highest AA% (p<0.05). On the contrary, CHX, NE, LIS and NaF showed the lowest AA% (p<0.05). In conclusion, AAcidS, AAcidG, SodAsS, SodAsG and VitE presented the highest antioxidant activity among substances tested in this study. The DPPH assay provides an easy and rapid way to evaluate potential antioxidants. PMID:22460310

  9. Bicarbonate therapy revisited. A study in therapeutic revisionism.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Eidelman, A I; Hobbs, J F

    1978-09-01

    In summary, infusion of bicarbonate in the treatment of neonatal acidosis has limited value. Although it may be useful adjunct in the resuscitation of severely depressed and acidotic infants, its efficacy in the management of postasphyxia acidosis or RDS is not supported by any data. The clear risks and disadvantages of such infusions should warn against its current indiscriminate use. PMID:99025

  10. Peptic ulcer pathophysiology: acid, bicarbonate, and mucosal function.

    DEFF Research Database (Denmark)

    HØjgaard, L; Mertz Nielsen, A

    1996-01-01

    The previously accepted role of gastric acid hypersecretion in peptic ulcer disease has been modified by studies showing no correlation between acid output and clinical outcome of ulcer disease, or between ulcer recurrence rate after vagotomy and preoperative acid secretion. At the same time, studies have been unable to demonstrate increased acidity in the duodenal bulb in patients with duodenal ulcer, and consequently more emphasis has been given to the mucosal protecting mechanisms. The existence of an active gastric and duodenal mucosal bicarbonate secretion creates a pH gradient from the luminal acid to near neutrality at the surface of the epithelial cells, thereby acting as an important mucosal defence mechanism. The regulation of bicarbonate secretion is a complex process related to motility and neural activity. Stimulation is by acid, PGE2, NO, VIP, cAMP, and mucosal protective agents. Bicarbonate secretion is inhibited by atropine, muscarinic antagonists, alpha-adrenoceptor agonists, indomethacin, bile acids, tobacco smoking, and probably also by infection by Helicobacter pylori. Apart from mucus and bicarbonate, the mucosal defence is supported by a hydrophobic epithelial lining, rapid cell removal and repair regulated by epidermal growth factor. Sufficient mucosal blood flow, including a normal acid/base balance, is important for subepithelial protection. In today's model of ulcer pathogenesis, gastric acid and H. pylori work in concert as aggressive factors, with the open question being: why does only a fraction of the infected population develop an ulcer?

  11. [Standard bicarbonate and base excess--obsolete parameters!].

    Science.gov (United States)

    Krapf, R

    2000-06-01

    The various techniques of interpretation of acid-base disorders are reviewed with special reference to the in vitro generated parameters 'standard bicarbonate' and 'base excess' on one hand and to the application of in vivo physiological data on the different acid-base disturbances on the other hand. The pivotal assumption that in vitro titration of PCO2 in whole blood (needed for estimation of standard bicarbonate and base excess) is representative for the in vivo behavior of the intact organism lacks any supportive evidence. The more serious pitfalls of interpretating acid-base problems by use of standard bicarbonate and base excess can be: 1. Inaccurate identification of the severity of an underlying acid-base disturbance, 2. Inadequate estimation of the time course of adaptation to an acid-base disorder (acute versus chronic) and 3. Failure to identify mixed acid-base disorders. Therefore, it is strongly recommended to use the traditional parameters (pH, PCO2, bicarbonate) in the light of the wealth of physiological in vivo data that form a sound basis for accurate clinical diagnosis. PMID:10894024

  12. Postoperative Ergebnisse nach Aorten- und Mitralklappenersatz mittels Sorin Bicarbon™ Prothese

    OpenAIRE

    Spiliopoulos, Kyriakos

    2004-01-01

    In der Abteilung für Herzchirurgie des städtischen Krankenhauses München Bogenhausen wurde von Januar 1993 bis Oktober 2000 bei 1092 Patienten entweder die Aorten- und oder die Mitralklappe mit einer Zweiflügelprothese vom Typ Sorin Bicarbon ersetzt. 325 Patienten, die zusätzlich einen aortocoronaren Bypass, bei gleichbestehender KHK, erhielten, wurden von der Auswertung ausgeschlossen. Bei 767 Patienten wurde ein einfacher oder kombinierter prothetischer Klappenersatz durchgeführt. Nach Impl...

  13. High pressure liquid chromatographic assay of technetium in solutions of sodium pertechnetate produced at the AAEC Research Establishment

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    High pressure liquid chromatography (HPLC) is used for the assay of nanogram quantities of technetium and to determine technetium in decayed pharmaceutical products, derived from three methods of manufacture. These methods of manufacture give comparably low levels of technetium-99, at the time of collection of the solution. However, when the solutions are used to produce ready-to-inject technetium-99m, high levels of technetium-99 are present at the time of calibration, which is the day after the collection date. Where sensitive reagent kits are to be labelled, freshly collected solutions of technetium-99m should be used. The HPLC assay is a valuable technique for the quality control of technetium-based radiopharmaceuticals, and for investigation of methods of manufacture of technetium-99m. Experimental studies confirmed the findings of previous workers

  14. A method for the separation of sodium and iron from plutonium and other impurities in concentrated plutonium solution and their subsequent measurement

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    Sodium and iron are separated from plutonium and other impurities by solvent extraction. Sodium is determined by flame photometry and iron by spectrophotometric measurement of the orthophenanthroline complex. (author)

  15. The discrimination of the oxidation states of neptunium in sodium hydroxide solutions by means of chromatography on alumina

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    A method of discriminating the oxidation states of Np in a NaOH solution by means of chromatography on alumina is proposed. In a NaOH solution of 0.5 - 1.7 M (1 M = 1 mol dm-3), the separation of Np (VI) from Np (VII) can be made effectively by means of chromatography on alumina. Only a little Np (VI) is adsorbed on alumina the Np (VII) adsorbed to some extent, and the Np (V), strongly, under the same conditions. By applying this chromatographic method, the method of preparing Np (VI) and Np (VII) of a tracer quantity in 1 M NaOH is established. (author)

  16. Volumetric Mass Transfer Coefficient of SO2 Gas Absorption into Aqueous Sodium Sulphite Solution in Plate Column

    OpenAIRE

    Jafar Ghani Majeed

    2013-01-01

    The volumetric mass transfer coefficient (KG.a) for SO2 removal from gas mixture into aqueous Na2SO3 solution was studied in a plate column at constant temperature ( 25 , and liquid holdup. The KG.a values were evaluated over ranges of operating independent variables: gas flow rate (QG), SO2 concentration in inlet gas (CSO2, in), and concentration of aqueous Na2SO3 solution (CNa2SO3). The experimental results showed that KG.a decreased with i...

  17. Carbon dots as fluorescent probe for "off-on" Detecting sodium dodecyl-benzenesulfonate in aqueous solution

    Science.gov (United States)

    Tao, Huilin; Liao, Xiufen; Wu, Qingyi; Xie, Xiangli; Zhong, Fuxin; Yi, Zhongsheng; Qin, Mei; Wu, Zhenli

    2016-01-01

    In this paper, we propose an "off-on" approach for the detection of sodium dodecyl-benzenesulfonate (SDBS) using carbon dots (CDs) as fluorescent probe. We firstly demonstrated that the fluorescence of CDs decreased apparently in the presence of ruthenium (Ru), and the system was thus "turn-off". The resulting CDs-Ru system was found to be sensitive to SDBS, SDBS not only serves to shelter the CDs effectively from being quenched, but also to reverse the quenching and restore the fluorescence due to its ability to remove Ru from the surface of CDs (turn-on). An eco-friendly, simple and sensitive platform for the detection of SDBS based on the CDs-Ru probes has been proposed. After the experimental conditions were optimized, the linear range for detection SDBS was 0.10-7.50 ?g/mL, with correlation coefficient (r) 0.9988, detection limit was 0.033 ?g/mL (3?). This method is facile, rapid, low cost, environment-friendly, and possesses the potential for practical application.

  18. The analysis of crystallization of sodium chloride from the solution in vacuum crystallizer with the recirculation of the suspension

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Jotanovi? Milovan B.

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Crystallization from a solution most often is the final stage of many technological processes, and has a major role in bulk chemical industry. Basic requirements which stand before the process of crystallization are as follows: providing a minimum energy use-up together with a maximum specific capacity of the crystallizer, as well as with obtaining a product with the necessary degree of purity. These demands are successfully fulfilled by vacuum crystallizers with recirculation of suspension, which are the most promising apparatus for the crystallization of inorganic salts from solutions in bulk production. Vacuum crystallizers, like other chemical apparatuses, are described as a sum of physical and chemical phenomena which together create a unit process of crystallization of NaCl from water solutions. The term apparatus process unit (APU was introduced and a vacuum crystallizer is described as the sum of APU and shown in a structural scheme. The analysis of the vacuum crystallizer was performed based on its APU component, using theoretical assumptions, the results published as well as the results of researches on models. A particular focus was given to the description of the mass and heat transfer, as well as to the hydrodynamics of fluids in the area where the starting solution and the recircular suspension are mixed, in the circulation channel and the central pipe, as well as in the area of vaporization. This study gives the conclusions made based on the investigation of vacuum crystallizers. .

  19. Scientific Opinion on the safety evaluation of the active substances, sodium carbonate peroxyhydrate coated with sodium carbonate and sodium silicate, bentonite, sodium chloride, sodium carbonate for use in active food contact materials

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    EFSA Panel on Food Contact Materials, Enzymes, Flavourings and Processing Aids (CEF

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available This scientific opinion of the Panel on Food Contact Materials, Enzymes, Flavourings and Processing Aids deals with the safety evaluation of the powder mixture of the active substances sodium carbonate peroxyhydrate coated with sodium carbonate and sodium silicate (FCM substance No 1009, bentonite (CAS No 1302-78-9, FCM No 393, sodium chloride (CAS No 7647-14-5, FCM No 985, sodium carbonate (CAS No 497-19-8, FCM No 1008 which are intended to be used as combined oxygen generator and carbon dioxide absorber in packaging containing whole fresh fruits. The powder mixture is placed in a nonwoven polyethylene sachet separated from the food by a pad. In the presence of moisture, sodium carbonate peroxyhydrate first decomposes into sodium carbonate and hydrogen peroxide which decomposes into water and oxygen. Sodium carbonate reacts with carbon dioxide to form sodium bicarbonate. Because the sachet is not placed in direct contact with the food or food exudates, only hydrogen peroxide which decomposes to water and oxygen may be released with no other potential migration of volatile compounds. Based on the conclusion drawn in the EU Risk Assessment Report that hydrogen peroxide is not classified as a mutagen and the results from a subchronic toxicity study with hydrogen peroxide, the Panel concluded that hydrogen peroxide does not raise a safety concern under the intended conditions of use. Therefore the CEF Panel concluded that sodium carbonate peroxyhydrate coated with sodium carbonate and sodium silicate, bentonite, sodium chloride and sodium carbonate do not raise a safety concern for the consumer when used as combined oxygen generator and carbon dioxide absorber, for packaging of whole fruits. The substances should be used in sachets which prevent the release of the powder mixture into the food. Sachets should not be in direct contact with food or food exudates.

  20. Dissecting ion-specific dielectric spectra of sodium-halide solutions into solvation water and ionic contributions.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Rinne, Klaus F; Gekle, Stephan; Netz, Roland R

    2014-12-01

    Using extensive equilibrium molecular dynamics simulations we determine the dielectric spectra of aqueous solutions of NaF, NaCl, NaBr, and NaI. The ion-specific and concentration-dependent shifts of the static dielectric constants and the dielectric relaxation times match experimental results very well, which serves as a validation of the classical and non-polarizable ionic force fields used. The purely ionic contribution to the dielectric response is negligible, but determines the conductivity of the salt solutions. The ion-water cross correlation contribution is negative and reduces the total dielectric response by about 5%-10% for 1?M solutions. The dominating water dielectric response is decomposed into different water solvation shells and ion-pair configurations, by this the spectral blue shift and the dielectric decrement of salt solutions with increasing salt concentration is demonstrated to be primarily caused by first-solvation shell water. With rising salt concentration the simulated spectra show more pronounced deviations from a single-Debye form and can be well described by a Cole-Cole fit, in quantitative agreement with experiments. Our spectral decomposition into ionic and different water solvation shell contributions does not render the individual contributions more Debye-like, this suggests the non-Debye-like character of the dielectric spectra of salt solutions not to be due to the superposition of different elementary relaxation processes with different relaxation times. Rather, the non-Debye-like character is likely to be an inherent spectral signature of solvation water around ions. PMID:25481147

  1. Dissecting ion-specific dielectric spectra of sodium-halide solutions into solvation water and ionic contributions

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    Using extensive equilibrium molecular dynamics simulations we determine the dielectric spectra of aqueous solutions of NaF, NaCl, NaBr, and NaI. The ion-specific and concentration-dependent shifts of the static dielectric constants and the dielectric relaxation times match experimental results very well, which serves as a validation of the classical and non-polarizable ionic force fields used. The purely ionic contribution to the dielectric response is negligible, but determines the conductivity of the salt solutions. The ion-water cross correlation contribution is negative and reduces the total dielectric response by about 5%-10% for 1?M solutions. The dominating water dielectric response is decomposed into different water solvation shells and ion-pair configurations, by this the spectral blue shift and the dielectric decrement of salt solutions with increasing salt concentration is demonstrated to be primarily caused by first-solvation shell water. With rising salt concentration the simulated spectra show more pronounced deviations from a single-Debye form and can be well described by a Cole-Cole fit, in quantitative agreement with experiments. Our spectral decomposition into ionic and different water solvation shell contributions does not render the individual contributions more Debye-like, this suggests the non-Debye-like character of the dielectric spectra of salt solutions not to be due to the superposition of different elementary relaxation processes with different relaxation times. Rather, the non-Debye-like character is likely to be an inherent spectral signature of solvation water around ions

  2. Effect of Mucin and Bicarbonate Ion on Corrosion Behavior of AZ31 Magnesium Alloy for Airway Stents

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Yongseok Jang

    2014-08-01

    Full Text Available The biodegradable ability of magnesium alloys is an attractive feature for tracheal stents since they can be absorbed by the body through gradual degradation after healing of the airway structure, which can reduce the risk of inflammation caused by long-term implantation and prevent the repetitive surgery for removal of existing stent. In this study, the effects of bicarbonate ion (HCO3? and mucin in Gamble’s solution on the corrosion behavior of AZ31 magnesium alloy were investigated, using immersion and electrochemical tests to systematically identify the biodegradation kinetics of magnesium alloy under in vitro environment, mimicking the epithelial mucus surfaces in a trachea for development of biodegradable airway stents. Analysis of corrosion products after immersion test was performed using scanning electron microscopy (SEM, energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDX and X-ray diffraction (XRD. Electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS was used to identify the effects of bicarbonate ions and mucin on the corrosion behavior of AZ31 magnesium alloys with the temporal change of corrosion resistance. The results show that the increase of the bicarbonate ions in Gamble’s solution accelerates the dissolution of AZ31 magnesium alloy, while the addition of mucin retards the corrosion. The experimental data in this work is intended to be used as foundational knowledge to predict the corrosion behavior of AZ31 magnesium alloy in the airway environment while providing degradation information for future in vivo studies.

  3. Hydraulic conductivity in response to exchangeable sodium percentage and solution salt concentration / Condutividade hidráulica em resposta à saturação por sódio e concentração salina da solução

    Scientific Electronic Library Online (English)

    Jefferson Luiz de Aguiar, Paes; Hugo Alberto, Ruiz; Raphael Bragança Alves, Fernandes; Maria Betânia Galvão dos Santos, Freire; Maria de Fatima Cavalcanti, Barros; Genelício Crusóe, Rocha.

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available Para estimar o movimento de água no solo, determina-se, em laboratório, a condutividade hidráulica em meio saturado. Porém, os resultados dessa análise, ao se utilizar água destilada ou deionizada, podem não corresponder às condições de campo em solos que apresentem concentrações elevadas de sais so [...] lúveis. Por essa razão, determinou-se, em laboratório, utilizando-se soluções de trabalho de diferentes condutividades elétricas, a condutividade hidráulica de seis solos representativos do Estado de Pernambuco, com percentagem de saturação de sódio ajustada no intervalo de 5 a 30%. Os resultados evidenciaram que houve incremento nos valores de condutividade hidráulica, diretamente relacionado com a diminuição da percentagem de saturação de sódio e com o aumento da condutividade elétrica na solução de trabalho. A resposta aos tratamentos foi mais acentuada nos solos com maiores proporções de argilas mais ativas. As determinações de condutividade hidráulica são realizadas com água deionizada ou destilada. No entanto, para solos afetados por sais, conclui-se que as análises deveriam ser realizadas com soluções com condutividades elétricas diferentes de 0 dS m-1, utilizando-se valores próximos aos do extrato da pasta de saturação. Abstract in english Hydraulic conductivity is determined in laboratory assays to estimate the flow of water in saturated soils. However, the results of this analysis, when using distilled or deionized water, may not correspond to field conditions in soils with high concentrations of soluble salts. This study therefore [...] set out to determine the hydraulic conductivity in laboratory conditions using solutions of different electrical conductivities in six soils representative of the State of Pernambuco, with the exchangeable sodium percentage adjusted in the range of 5-30%. The results showed an increase in hydraulic conductivity with both decreasing exchangeable sodium percentage and increasing electrical conductivity in the solution. The response to the treatments was more pronounced in soils with higher proportion of more active clays. Determination of hydraulic conductivity in laboratory is routinely performed with deionized or distilled water. However, in salt affected soils, these determinations should be carried out using solutions of electrical conductivity different from 0 dS m-1, with values close to those determined in the saturation extracts.

  4. Surface Analysis of Inhibitor Film Formed by Poly(Vinyl Alcohol) on Stainless Steel in Sodium Chloride Solution

    Scientific Electronic Library Online (English)

    A., Samide; A., Ciuciu; C., Negrila.

    Full Text Available The corrosion inhibition of stainless steel in 0.9% NaCl solution in presence of poly(vinyl alcohol) (PVA) is discussed according to electrochemical measurements, such as potentiodynamic polarization and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS).The morphology of the surface was analyzed using Sc [...] anning Electron Microscopy (SEM). The composition of the layer formed on stainless steel surface was estimated using X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS) technique. Electrochemical measurements indicated that the presence of PVA in NaCl solution decreases the corrosion current and increases the polarization resistance. The values of inhibition efficiency obtained from polarization curves and EIS measurements are in good agreement. In absence and in presence of PVA, SEM images showed that the stainless steel surface was covered with a non-uniform layer and a uniform adsorbed film, respectively. XPS analysis indicated that the surface layer consists of PVA containing a small amount of other elements, such as Na and Cl.

  5. Surface Analysis of Inhibitor Film Formed by Poly(Vinyl Alcohol on Stainless Steel in Sodium Chloride Solution

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    A. Samide

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available The corrosion inhibition of stainless steel in 0.9% NaCl solution in presence of poly(vinyl alcohol (PVA is discussed according to electrochemical measurements, such as potentiodynamic polarization and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS.The morphology of the surface was analyzed using Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM. The composition of the layer formed on stainless steel surface was estimated using X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS technique. Electrochemical measurements indicated that the presence of PVA in NaCl solution decreases the corrosion current and increases the polarization resistance. The values of inhibition efficiency obtained from polarization curves and EIS measurements are in good agreement. In absence and in presence of PVA, SEM images showed that the stainless steel surface was covered with a non-uniform layer and a uniform adsorbed film, respectively. XPS analysis indicated that the surface layer consists of PVA containing a small amount of other elements, such as Na and Cl.

  6. The corrosion inhibition of aluminum and its copper alloys in 1.0 M H2SO4 solution using linear-sodium dodecyl benzene sulfonate as inhibitor

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    The corrosion inhibition of Al and its two copper alloys are the subject of tremendous technological importance due to the increased industrial applications of these materials. This paper reports the results of potentiodynamic polarization and electrochemical impedance spectroscopic (EIS) measurements on the corrosion inhibition of Al (Al-2.5% Cu and Al-7.0% Cu) alloys in 1.0 M H2SO4 solution carried out in different concentrations of linear-sodium dodecyl benzene sulfonate as an anionic surfactant (LAS) and temperature range from 10 to 60 deg. C. The data revealed that the inhibition efficiency increases with increasing surfactant concentration and time of immersion, and decreases with solution temperature. Energy dispersion X-ray (EDX) observations of the electrode surface confirmed the existence of LAS adsorbed film on the electrode surface. The surfactant acted mainly as cathodic inhibitor. Maximum inhibition efficiency of the surfactant is observed at concentration around its critical micelle concentration (CMC). The inhibition occurs through adsorption of the surfactant on the metal surface without modifying the mechanism of the corrosion process, which tested by UV-spectroscopy. The potential of zero charge (PZC) of aluminum and Al-7.0% Cu was studied by ac-impedance, and the mechanism of adsorption is discussed. The adsorption isotherm is described by Temkin adsorption isotherm. Thermodynamic functions for activation and adsorption process were determined

  7. Direct AFM force measurements between air bubbles in aqueous polydisperse sodium poly(styrene sulfonate) solutions: effect of collision speed, polyelectrolyte concentration and molar mass.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Browne, Christine; Tabor, Rico F; Grieser, Franz; Dagastine, Raymond R

    2015-07-01

    Interactions between colliding air bubbles in aqueous solutions of polydisperse sodium poly(styrene sulfonate) (NaPSS) using direct force measurements were studied. The forces measured with deformable interfaces were shown to be more sensitive to the presence of the polyelectrolytes when compared to similar measurements using rigid interfaces. The experimental factors that were examined were NaPSS concentration, bubble collision velocity and polyelectrolyte molar mass. These measurements were then compared with an analytical model based on polyelectrolyte scaling theory in order to explain the effects of concentration and bubble deformation on the interaction between bubbles. Typically structural forces from the presence of monodisperse polyelectrolyte between interacting surfaces may be expected, however, it was found that the polydispersity in molar mass resulted in the structural forces to be smoothed and only a depletion interaction was able to be measured between interacting bubbles. It was found that an increase in number density of NaPSS molecules resulted in an increase in the magnitude of the depletion interaction. Conversely this interaction was overwhelmed by an increase in the fluid flow in the system at higher bubble collision velocities. Polymer molar mass dispersity plays a significant role in the interactions present between the bubbles and has implications that also affect the polyelectrolyte overlap concentration of the solution. Further understanding of these implications can be expected to play a role in the improvement in operations in such fields as water treatment and mineral processing where polyelectrolytes are used extensively. PMID:25596872

  8. Dynamics of dilute solutions of poly(aspartic acid) and its sodium salt elucidated from atomistic molecular dynamics simulations with explicit water.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Ramachandran, Sanoop; Katha, Anki Reddy; Kolake, Subramanya Mayya; Jung, Bokyung; Han, Sungsoo

    2013-11-01

    The use of forward osmosis (FO) process for seawater desalination has attracted tremendous interest in recent years. Besides the manufacture of suitable membranes, the major technical challenge in the efficient deployment of the FO technology lies in the development of a suitable "draw solute". Owing to its inherent advantages, poly(aspartic acid) has arisen to be an attractive candidate for this purpose. However, an investigation of its molecular level properties has not been studied in detail. In this paper, the dynamics of poly(aspartic acid) and its sodium salt in the dilute concentration regime have been reported. The quantification of the polymer conformational properties, its solvation behavior, and the counterion dynamics are studied. The neutral polymer shows a preferentially coiled structure whereas the fully ionized polymer has an extended structure. Upon comparing with poly(acrylic acid) polymer, another polymer which has been used as a draw solute, poly(aspartic acid) forms more number of hydrogen bonds as well as fewer ion pairs. PMID:24099271

  9. Stable solution of the energy equation for the calculation of transitory regimes of natural convection in sodium circuits

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    A new treatment is given to the problem studied in the previous work 'Conveccao Natural em um Circuito Termico a Sodio' (1981) by the same author. It consists of another method of the solution of the energy equation. It was obtained some stability in the numerical calculation independent of the value of the step; it was also obtained a considerable reduction in the machine time. A new program is being elaborated for testing the time reduction as compared to the previous one. (author)

  10. The analysis of crystallization of sodium chloride from the solution in vacuum crystallizer with the recirculation of the suspension

    OpenAIRE

    Jotanovi? Milovan B.; Suljkanovi? Midhat S.

    2009-01-01

    Crystallization from a solution most often is the final stage of many technological processes, and has a major role in bulk chemical industry. Basic requirements which stand before the process of crystallization are as follows: providing a minimum energy use-up together with a maximum specific capacity of the crystallizer, as well as with obtaining a product with the necessary degree of purity. These demands are successfully fulfilled by vacuum crystallizers with recirculation of suspension, ...

  11. Effect of yttrium and chromium ion implantation on crevice electrochemical behavior of carbon steel in sodium chloride solution

    Science.gov (United States)

    Liang, Chenghao; Huang, Naibao

    2008-12-01

    In order to study the effect of yttrium (Y) and chromium (Cr) ion implantation on the crevice corrosion behavior of carbon steel, the carbon steel was implanted with Y and Cr ion using MEVVA source at an energy of 40 keV. Electrochemical measurement was employed to evaluate the crevice corrosion of implanted carbon steel in NaCl solution. The results indicated that, after Y and Cr ion implantation, the carbon steel's crevice corrosion resistance and electrochemical characteristic were significantly improved in NaCl solution when the implantation dose of Y increased. Auger electron spectroscopy (AES) analysis of the implanted carbon steel manifested that the surface layer was mainly composed of elements Fe, Cr, O, and Y. Most of element Y was located near the outside region of the surface layer/solution interface, whereas Cr was enriched in the transition area between surface layer and matrix. By X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) analysis, the implanted Y was in the form of Y 2O 3, whereas Cr in the form of Cr 2O 3 in the surface layer. The mechanism of the crevice corrosion resistance and electrochemical characteristic improvement was that, after Y and Cr ion implantation, the surface layer seemed to be constituted by Y 2O 3 and Cr 2O 3. The surface layer acted as a barrier to reduce the metal matrix to contact with the corrosion medium such as inhibiting Cl - ions from corroding the layer.

  12. Recovery of uranium from the Syrian phosphate by solid-liquid method using alkaline solutions

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    Uranium concentrations were analyzed in the Syrian phosphate deposits. Mean concentrations were found between 50 and 110 ppm. As a consequence, an average phosphate dressing of 22 kg/ha phosphate would charge the soil with 5-20 g/ha uranium when added as a mineral fertilizer. Fine grinding phosphate produced at the Syrian mines was used for uranium recovery by carbonate leaching. The formation of the soluble uranyl tricarbonate anion UO2(CO3)34- permits use of alkali solutions of sodium carbonate and sodium bicarbonate salts for the nearly selective dissolution of uranium from phosphate. Separation of iron, aluminum, titanium, etc., from the uranium during leaching was carried out. Formation of some small amounts of molybdates, vanadates, phosphates, aluminates, and some complexes metal was investigated. This process could be used before the manufacture of TSP fertilizer, and the final products would contain smaller uranium quantities. (author)

  13. Effect of sodium acetate on the rheological behaviour of some mono-, di-, and tri-saccharides in aqueous solutions over the temperature range (288.15 to 318.15) K

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    The Jones-Dole viscosity B-coefficients for various mono-, di-, and tri-saccharides in water and in (0.5, 1.0, 2.0, and 3.0) mol · kg-1 aqueous solutions of sodium acetate have been determined at different temperatures, T = (288.15, 298.15, 308.15, and 318.15) K from viscosity data. Densities used to determine viscosities have been reported earlier. The viscosity B-coefficients of transfer, ?tB, has been estimated for the transfer of saccharides from water to aqueous sodium acetate solutions. The positive ?tB values were obtained in all cases and their magnitudes increase with the increase in concentration of sodium acetate. Pair, ?AB and higher order, ?ABB viscometric interaction coefficients (using McMillan-Mayer theory), and dB/dT coefficients have also been determined. Activation Gibbs free energies and other related thermodynamic activation parameters of viscous flow have been determined using Feakin's transition-state theory. These parameters have been discussed in terms of solute-solute and solute-solvent interactions occurring in these solutions.

  14. Effect of sodium acetate on the rheological behaviour of some mono-, di-, and tri-saccharides in aqueous solutions over the temperature range (288.15 to 318.15) K

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    Banipal, Parampaul K., E-mail: pkbanipal@yahoo.co [Department of Chemistry, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar 143 005 (India); Singh, Vickramjeet; Chahal nee Hundal, Amanpreet K.; Banipal, Tarlok S. [Department of Chemistry, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar 143 005 (India)

    2011-03-15

    The Jones-Dole viscosity B-coefficients for various mono-, di-, and tri-saccharides in water and in (0.5, 1.0, 2.0, and 3.0) mol {center_dot} kg{sup -1} aqueous solutions of sodium acetate have been determined at different temperatures, T = (288.15, 298.15, 308.15, and 318.15) K from viscosity data. Densities used to determine viscosities have been reported earlier. The viscosity B-coefficients of transfer, {Delta}{sub t}B, has been estimated for the transfer of saccharides from water to aqueous sodium acetate solutions. The positive {Delta}{sub t}B values were obtained in all cases and their magnitudes increase with the increase in concentration of sodium acetate. Pair, {eta}{sub AB} and higher order, {eta}{sub ABB} viscometric interaction coefficients (using McMillan-Mayer theory), and dB/dT coefficients have also been determined. Activation Gibbs free energies and other related thermodynamic activation parameters of viscous flow have been determined using Feakin's transition-state theory. These parameters have been discussed in terms of solute-solute and solute-solvent interactions occurring in these solutions.

  15. Comparison of colon-cleansing methods in preparation for colonoscopy - Comparative efficacy of solutions of mannitol, sodium picosulfate and monobasic and dibasic sodium phosphates Estudo comparativo entre as soluções de manitol, picossulfato de sódio e fosfato monobásico e dibásico de sódio no preparo de cólon para colonoscopia

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Paulo Miki Jr

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available PURPOSE: Colonoscopy plays an essential role in the therapeutic and diagnostic approach in various colonic pathologies, the aim of the present study was to compare three solutions and their efficacy for the bowel preparation in adult patients submitted to elective colonoscopy. METHODS: Sixty patients were randomly divided into three groups of 20 each. Each group was submitted to a bowel preparation with one of the following solutions: 10% manitol, sodium picosulphate or sodium phosphate. The parameters evaluated were: taste, tolerance, associated side effects and quality of cleansing. Postural blood pressure and pulse rate as well as serum sodium, potassium, calcium and phosphate were compared. RESULTS: Sodium phosphate and 10% manitol solutions provided superior results in terms of colon cleansing compared to sodium picosulphate solution. All serum electrolytes evaluated were significantly altered in the three groups, without important clinical signs. DISCUSSION: High levels of serum phosphate were the most striking alteration in patients prepared with sodium phosphate solution, again with no clinical signs. Variations related to blood pressure and pulse rate suggested contraction of intravascular volume, with no clinical effects. CONCLUSION: Sodium phosphate and 10% manitol solutions are equivalent in providing good quality colon cleansing, with no significant side effects that could compromise the procedure.INTRODUÇÃO: A colonoscopia é exame fundamental na avaliação das doenças do cólon e na abordagem terapêutica de determinado grupo de patologias. O preparo intestinal é obrigatório para a realização das colonoscopias eletivas, e a qualidade encontra-se relacionada ao sucesso do procedimento. Comparou-se três soluções para limpeza anterógrada do cólon em pacientes adultos, submetidos à colonoscopia. METODOS: Sessenta pacientes foram distribuídos em três grupos de vinte. Cada grupo realizou o preparo do cólon com uma das três soluções estudadas: manitol a 10% (MN, picossulfato sódico (PS e fosfato monobásico e dibásico de sódio (NaP. O sabor, a tolerância, os efeitos colaterais, os custos e a qualidade de limpeza do preparo foram avaliados. Frequência cardíaca e pressão arterial sistêmica foram analisados. Variações dos eletrólitos foram dosados antes e após o preparo. RESULTADOS: Os resultados foram semelhantes em relação aos efeitos colaterais. O sabor da solução de NaP não chegou a comprometer a sua aceitação. DISCUSSÃO: Soluções de NaP e MN proporcionaram resultados superiores tanto em qualidade de limpeza colônica, como em relação aos custos, quando comparadas à solução de PS. CONCLUSÃO: Comparados os três, os eletrólitos avaliados apresentaram diferenças significativas, sendo a hiperfosfatemia dos pacientes com a solução de NaP, a mais importante.

  16. 1.2. Substitution of sodium on sodium sulfate in alumina and cryolite production

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    One of the problems of wastes processing of aluminum production is utilization of sodium sulphate, obtained by crystallization of circulating solutions of gas purification and mixed salt Na2SO4·NaF obtaining at evaporation of these solutions. Therefore, the dry alkaline method of alumina production where instead of sodium used sodium sulfate was studied.

  17. Radiation effect on poly (p-sodium styrene sulphonate) of different degrees of polymerization in aqueous solution: pulse radiolysis and steady state study

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    Radiation induced effects on poly (p-sodium styrene sulphonate) (PSSS) of two molecular weights, namely 106 and 70,000 in aqueous solution have been investigated by steady state and pulse radiolysis (PR) techniques. The reactions of primary radicals of water radiolysis such as OH radical, eaq-, H atom, some oxidizing radicals like N3·, Cl2·- and SO4·- and reducing species like CO2·-with PSSS have been investigated. The results indicate that the reactivity of these species towards PSSS is a function of molecular weight of PSSS. The absorption spectra of transient species produced when dilute aqueous solutions of PSSS of different molecular weights are subjected to pulse radiolysis have been compared. Rate constants for the reaction of OH radical and H atom with PSSS have been evaluated both by competition kinetics method and by direct observation of build up of transient species. The results indicate that OH radical and H atom react with PSSS in different ways. Near neutral pH, the OH radical reacts with substituted pendant aromatic ring of the PSSS to form an adduct, with a rate constant of 5.5x108 and 1.1x109 dm3 mol-1 s-1 for PSSS of molecular weights 106 and 70,000, respectively. H atom on the other hand abstracts H atom from the PSSS backbone as well as forms an adduct by reacting with aromatic ring. The rate constant values for reaction of aqueous electron with PSSS were found to be 5x107 dm3 mol-1 s-1 (Mw=106) and 2.2x108 dm3 mol-1 s-1 (Mw=70,000). The anion formed did not transfer electron to methyl viologen in the pH range of 6-10.5. The viscosity of the aqueous PSSS solution decreases with irradiation, up to doses of 1000 kGy indicating degradation of PSSS in this dose range. The PSSS of higher molecular weight is more prone to degradation. The chain scission is a function of dose rate, concentration of polymer and ambient of irradiation. At doses beyond ?2500 kGy there is a sharp increase in viscosity of the PSSS solutions till the solutions set to a soft, sticky gel mass. The gelation dose (Dgel) is a function of molecular weight of the polymer and initial polymer concentration. In the presence of crosslinking agent like N,N-methylene bis acrylamide, the gelation was faster for PSSS of higher molecular weight. Gelation was most efficient for 20% (w/w) polymer concentration

  18. Reappraisal of bicarbonate secretion by the human oesophagus

    DEFF Research Database (Denmark)

    Mertz-Nielsen, A; Hillingsø, J; Bukhave, Klaus; Rask-Madsen, J

    1997-01-01

    BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Administration of omeprazole to healthy volunteers was recently reported to increase proximal duodenal mucosalbicarbonate secretion. As human oesophagus also secretes bicarbonate, the hypothesis was tested that omeprazole may stimulate oesophagealbicarbonate secretion and thus contribute to the therapeutic efficacy of the drug in gastro-oesophageal reflux disease. SUBJECTS ANDMETHODS: In nine healthy volunteers, oesophageal "steady state" perfusion of a 10 cm open segment of...

  19. Transplastomic integration of a cyanobacterial bicarbonate transporter into tobacco chloroplasts

    OpenAIRE

    Pengelly, J. J. L.; Förster, B; von Caemmerer, S; Badger, M R; Price, G D; Whitney, S. M.

    2014-01-01

    Improving global yields of agricultural crops is a complex challenge with evidence indicating benefits in productivity are achieved by enhancing photosynthetic carbon assimilation. Towards improving rates of CO2 capture within leaf chloroplasts, this study shows the versatility of plastome transformation for expressing the Synechococcus PCC7002 BicA bicarbonate transporter within tobacco plastids. Fractionation of chloroplast membranes from transplastomic tobBicA lines showed that ~75% of the...

  20. Clinical experience with the Bicarbon heart valve prosthesis

    OpenAIRE

    Sakano Yasuhito; Kaminishi Yuichiro; Oki Shin-ichi; Konishi Hiroaki; Saito Tsutomu; Misawa Yoshio; Morita Hideki; Aizawa Kei

    2007-01-01

    Abstract Bacground We have previously reported mid-term results of a study, which ended in January 2000, on the Bicarbon valve. The study concluded that the valve showed excellent clinical results, associated with a low incidence of valve-related complications. In the present study, the same patients were prospectively followed for an additional 5 years. Methods Forty-four patients had aortic valve replacement (AVR), 48 had mitral valve replacement (MVR), and 13 had both aortic and mitral val...

  1. Hidden Sodium

    Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Podcasts

    2013-03-04

    In this podcast, learn about reducing sodium intake by knowing what to eat and the main sources of sodium in the diet. It's important for a healthy lifestyle.  Created: 3/4/2013 by National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP).   Date Released: 3/4/2013.

  2. Efficient acetylation of primary amines and amino acids in environmentally benign brine solution using acetyl chloride

    Indian Academy of Sciences (India)

    Kaushik Basu; Suchandra Chakraborty; Achintya Kumar Sarkar; Chandan Saha

    2013-05-01

    Acetyl chloride is one of the most commonly available and cheap acylating agent but its high reactivity and concomitant instability in water precludes its use to carry out acetylation in aqueous medium. The present methodology illustrates the efficient acetylation of primary amines and amino acids in brine solution by means of acetyl chloride under weakly basic condition in the presence of sodium acetate and/or triethyl amine followed by trituration with aqueous saturated bicarbonate solution. This effort represents the first efficient use of this most reactive but cheap acetylating agent to acetylate amines in excellent yields in aqueous medium. This is a potentially useful green chemical transformation where reaction takes place in environment-friendly brine solution leading to easy work-up and isolation of the amide derivatives. Mechanistic rationale of this methodology is also important.

  3. Rheology and physical-chemical characteristics of the solutions of the medicines

    Science.gov (United States)

    Urakov, A.; Urakova, N.

    2015-04-01

    In the laboratory studied the dynamics of rheology of water solutions with plasma- inflammatory and antiseptic funds when mixing them with blood, plasma and pus under the influence of the following physical and chemical factors of local interaction: gravity, specific gravity, temperature, relative viscosity, internal pressure, sparkling water, total concentration of the ingredients, surface activity, volume of acid and osmotic activity of medicines. Found that the rheology of biological liquids improve hyperthermic, highly alkaline and highly carbonated solution medicines. For the dilution of pus, dense festering mass of sulfur plugs and tear stones invited to apply heated to +39 - +42°C with aqueous solution of 0.5 - 3% hydrogen peroxide and 0.5 - 10% sodium bicarbonate saturated with carbon dioxide to excess pressure 0.2 ATM.

  4. Study of the transport characteristics of uranyl chloride in a highly concentrated aqueous solution of sodium chloride

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    The purpose of this work was the study of the transport processes of uranyl chloride at various temperatures, in order to be able to estimate the danger potential of the intrusion of water during storage in salt form. For this the concentration dependency of the approximated principal diffusion coefficients of uranyl chloride in a table salt solution, which with a c(NaCl) = 5.2 mol/l is almost at the saturation point, was studied at 25, 40 and 50degC. The measurements were successful in the ternarian system UO2Cl2-NaCl-H2O with absorption optics. An unexpected temperature dependency of the diffusion coefficients was found, which reached its minimum at 40degC with UO2Cl2 concentrations of less than 2x10-2 mol/l. For comparison the diffusion coefficients were measured in the binary system UO2Cl2-H2O and compared with theoretical calculations. The cause for the poor correlation found here is thought to be the hydrolysis products, whose formation is strongly influenced by the foreign-electrolyte concentration (NaCl). For clarification, viscosity measurements and molar mass determinations (ultracentrifuge) will be done. Some pH-dependent hydrolysis equilibriums are being postulated and the equilibrium constants of uranyl hydroxo complexes are being determined by sedimentation analysis. (orig./RB)

  5. Corrosion resistance of AA6063-Type Al-Mg-Si alloy by silicon carbide in sodium chloride solution for marine application

    Science.gov (United States)

    Fayomi, Ojo Sunday Isaac; Abdulwahab, Malik; Popoola, Abimbola Patricia Idowu; Asuke, Ferdinand

    2015-12-01

    The present work focused on corrosion inhibition of AA6063 type (Al-Mg-Si) alloy in sodium chloride (NaCl) solution with a silicon carbide inhibitor, using the potentiodynamic electrochemical method. The aluminium alloy surface morphology was examined, in the as-received and as-corroded in the un-inhibited state, with scanning electron microscopy equipped with energy dispersive spectroscopy (SEM-EDS). The results obtained via linear polarization indicated a high corrosion potential for the unprotected as-received alloy. Equally, inhibition efficiency as high as 98.82% at 10.0 g/v silicon carbide addition was obtained with increased polarization resistance ( R p), while the current density reduced significantly for inhibited samples compared to the un-inhibited aluminium alloy. The adsorption mechanism of the inhibitor aluminium alloy follows the Langmuir adsorption isotherm. This shows that the corrosion rate of aluminium alloy with silicon carbide in NaCl environment decreased significantly with addition of the inhibitor.

  6. The study of the varying characteristics of cathodic regions for defective coating in 3.5% sodium chloride solution by EIS and WBE

    Science.gov (United States)

    Wang, Haijie; Wang, Jia; Wang, Wei; Zhang, Wei

    2015-04-01

    The current distributions over carbon steel under iron red alkyd primer exposed to 3.5% sodium chloride solution were mapped using the wire beam electrode (WBE). The electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) of the WBE was carried out to analyze the performance of coating delamination and corrosion behavior of carbon steel beneath defective coating. The EIS data revealed that protective capability of coating decreased with immersion time and the degree of cathodic delamination showed a rapid rise. The current density distribution of WBE indicated that cathodic sites was located at the defect at the beginning of immersion and gradually spread into the intact coating. The cathodic regions were distinguished from the anodic area and distributed over the WBE. The changes of cathodic sites could reflect the deterioration process of defective coating. The cathodic area ratio was a more useful parameter than the cathodic delamination degree to evaluate the coating cathodic delamination. The polarity reversals of electrodes at the defect and beneath coating were observed. A simple discussion of relationship between the blister and the polarity reversal was made from a standpoint of electrochemical distribution. WBE method was able to map and record the changes of local cathodic sites beneath defective coating in real time, which could provide more detailed information about the local degradation of coating.

  7. Effects of sodium hypochlorite and high pH buffer solution in electrokinetic soil treatment on soil chromium removal and the functional diversity of soil microbial community

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    Effects of sodium hypochlorite (NaClO), applied as an oxidant in catholyte, and high pH buffer solution on soil Cr removal and the functional diversity of soil microbial community during enhanced electrokinetic treatments of a chromium (Cr) contaminated red soil are evaluated. Using pH control system to maintain high alkalinity of soil together with the use of NaClO increased the electrical conductivities of soil pore liquid and electroosmotic flux compared with the control (Exp-01). The pH control and NaClO improved the removal of Cr(VI) and total Cr from the soil. The highest removal percentages of soil Cr(VI) and total Cr were 96 and 72%, respectively, in Exp-04 when the pH value of the anolyte was controlled at 10 and NaClO was added in the catholyte. The alkaline soil environment and introduction of NaClO in the soil enhanced the desorption of Cr(VI) from the soil and promoted Cr(III) oxidation to mobile Cr(VI), respectively. However, the elevated pH and introduction of NaClO in the soil, which are necessary for improving the removal efficiency of soil Cr, resulted in a significantly adverse impact on the functional diversity of soil microbial community. It suggests that to assess the negative impact of extreme conditions for enhancing the extraction efficiencies of Cr on the soil properties and function is necessary

  8. AC impedance spectroscopy study of the corrosion behavior of an AZ91 magnesium alloy in 0.1 M sodium sulfate solution

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    The corrosion behavior of an AZ91 magnesium alloy in 0.1 M sodium sulfate solution at the corrosion potential (E corr) was investigated using electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS), environmental scanning electron microscopy (ESEM), energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDS), and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS). The results showed that when the immersion time was less than 18th, general corrosion occurred on the surface and the main corrosion products were hydroxides and sulfates. The film coverage effect was the main mechanism for the corrosion process of AZ91 alloy. At this stage, the matrix had a better corrosion resistance. With the increasing immersion time, pitting occurred on the surface. At this stage, the corrosion process was controlled by three surface state variables: the area fraction ? 1 of the region controlled by the formation of Mg(OH)2, the area fraction ? 2 of the region controlled by the precipitation of MgAl2(SO4)4.2H2O, and the metastable Mg+ concentration C m

  9. Diclofenac sodium topical solution with dimethyl sulfoxide, a viable alternative to oral nonsteroidal anti-inflammatories in osteoarthritis: review of current evidence

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Fuller P

    2011-07-01

    Full Text Available Philip Fuller¹, Sanford Roth²¹Covidien, Hazelwood, MO; ²Arizona Research and Education, Arthritis Research Laboratory, Arizona State University, Phoenix, AZ, USAAbstract: Topical nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs may offer a safer alternative to their oral counterparts for the management of osteoarthritis. Diclofenac sodium topical solution with dimethyl sulfoxide (TDiclo was evaluated in five randomized, controlled trials and is indicated for treatment of the signs and symptoms associated with osteoarthritis of the knee. Three studies showed that TDiclo is superior to placebo and vehicle control with respect to pain, physical function, and perception of osteoarthritis symptoms. Two studies showed that benefits are similar to those of oral diclofenac, with one study demonstrating statistical equivalence. The most common adverse event associated with TDiclo in these studies was dry skin. Incidences of gastrointestinal adverse events and abnormal levels of liver enzymes were lower with TDiclo compared with oral diclofenac in active-controlled studies. Based on these studies, TDiclo represents a practical, evidence-based option for the management of osteoarthritis of the knee.Keywords: osteoarthritis, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, diclofenac, topical analgesic

  10. Corrosion evaluation of multi-pass welded nickel–aluminum bronze alloy in 3.5% sodium chloride solution: A restorative application of gas tungsten arc welding process

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    Highlights: • Corrosion of GTA welded nickel–aluminum bronze (C95800) was studied. • Drastic microstructural changes occurred during the welding operations. • The ?? and ? phases acts as anode and cathode, correspondingly, in weld region. • A few nanoamperes couple current was measured in ZRA test as galvanic corrosion. • Corrosion resistance of weld parts could not be weakened in marine environments. - Abstract: In this research, the corrosion behavior of a gas tungsten arc welded nickel–aluminum bronze (NAB) alloy is investigated by DC and AC electrochemical techniques in 3.5% sodium chloride solution. Regarding the electrochemical impedance spectroscopy and potentiodynamic results, uniform corrosion resistance of instantly immersed weld and base samples are almost analogous and increased (more in weld region) during the immersion times. Moreover, zero resistant ammeter results demonstrated that the few nanoampere galvanic currents are attributed to microstructural and morphological differences between these two regions. Therefore, the welding procedure could not deteriorate the general corrosion resistance of the restored damaged NAB parts operating in marine environments

  11. Characteristic and composition of smokes in sodium fires

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    The formation ratios of chemical principal compounds appear in smokes of fires up to 50 Kg of sodium in installations for fast reactor researches, were measured for a simulation in a scale of 1:1000. Relations of hydroxide concentrations, carbonate and bicarbonate appear in smokes retained in counter-current washing tower and in dry filters are presented. It is still presented the variation of the temperature profile and composition of burning wastes. (Author)

  12. Effect of Azotobacter vinelandii and Compatible Solutes on Germination Wheat Seeds and Root Concentrations of Sodium and Potassium under Salt Stress

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    H. Silini-Cherif

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available The effect of Plant Growth-promoting Rhizobacteria (PGPR and exogenous application of compatible solutes on seed germination and root concentrations of sodium and potassium of two wheat varieties (Triticum durum L. were evaluated under saline stress. In this experiment, Azotobacter vinelandii strain DSM85, glycine betaine and proline were used. Inoculated seeds for each variety were placed on Whatman paper in 9 cm Petri dishes containing 15 mL of distilled water or NaCl solutions at various concentrations (control, 100, 200, 300 mM supplemented with or without Glycine Betaine (GB or proline at 5 mM. The results indicated that addition of proline (5 mM stimulated the production of indol acetic acid and the growth of A. vinelandii at 200 and 300 mM NaCl, respectively. The germination rate index and the germination final percentage decreased significantly (pA. vinelandii and exogenous application of proline had significantly positive effect on the germination at this concentration of NaCl. The rate of accumulation of Na+ in roots was important at 100 mM and increased at 200 mM. The concentration of K+ decreased when salinity increased. The effect of inoculation or inoculation with proline decreased the accumulation of Na+ and reduced the loss of K+ under salt stress. From the present study we can conclude that the use of A. vinelandii strain DSM85 and external application of low concentrations of proline on seeds might be considered as a strategy for the protection of plants under saline stress.

  13. Mg-Al layered double hydroxide intercalated with sodium lauryl sulfate as a sorbent for 152+154Eu from aqueous solutions

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    In the present study, Mg-Al layered double hydroxide intercalated with nitrate anions (LDH-NO3) was synthesized, modified with the anionic surfactant, sodium lauryl sulfate, and applied for the removal of 152+154Eu from aqueous solutions. Modification of the as-synthesized Mg-Al layered double hydroxide was carried out at surfactant concentration of 0.01 M (the organo-LDH produced denoted LDH-NaLS). The as-synthesized and surfactant-intercalated LDHs were characterized by FT-IR and energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy techniques. The effect of some variables such as solution pH, contact time and sorbate concentration on removal of 152+154Eu was investigated. The kinetic data obtained were well fitted by the pseudo-second-order kinetic model rather than the pseudo-first-order model. Intraparticle diffusion model showed that sorption of 152+154Eu proceed by intraparticle diffusion together with boundary layer diffusion. Experimental isotherm data were well described by Langmuir model. Organo-LDH was found to have higher capacity (156.45 mg g-1) for europium than the as-synthesized LDH-NO3 (119.56 mg g-1). Comparing LDHs capacities obtained for Eu(III) in the present work with other sorbents reported in literature indicated that LDHs have the highest capacities. Application of the developed process for removal of 152+154Eu(III) from radioactive process wastewaters was also studied and the obtained results revealed that these LDHs are promising materials for treatment of radioactive wastewaters. (author)

  14. Pitting-attack behavior of cold-rolled 321 stainless steel in sodium chlorine solution at 250degC

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    Pitting-attack in steam generator tubes is one of the main degradation mechanisms that affect the life of steam generators in pressurized water reactors (PWR). In order to investigate the pitting-attack resistance of cold-rolled 321 stainless steel under severe conditions, a four-point loaded bent beam stress corrosion test in a 5 wt.% chloride aqueous solution (pH 8.63 at 25degC), with immersing periods of 240 hr and 660 hr, at 250degC, was carried out. The material microstructure was observed and analyzed with optical microscopy (OM), and the phase structure with X-ray diffraction (XRD). The morphology of the specimens after the immersing test was examined using scanning electron microscopy (SEM), and the corrosion products on the specimens' surface were analyzed through X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy. The results obtained indicated that the microstructure of the material was composed of equiaxed austenitic grains with typical annealing twins. There was an approximately 10.19 vol.% ?'-martensite phase in the austenitic matrix. After the immersing test, specimens to which different levels of stress were applied showed different patterns of attack. When the stress applied to the specimens was below 250 MPa, for either 240 hr or 660 hr, only pitting-attack was detected on the surface. But when the stress was 300 MPa or more, pitting-attack and pitting-induced stress corrosion cracks were recognized. It was also observed that the distribution of stress on the specimens had a large influence on the pitting-attack behavior. Pitting-attacks mainly occurred around the specimens' V-notch area where the stress was concentrated. The stress distribution of the specimen was analyzed through the finite element method. The paper ends with a discussion on the mechanisms of pitting attack. (author)

  15. The Effect of Bicarbonate on the Microbial Dissolution of Autunite Mineral in the Presence of Gram-Positive Bacteria

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    Sepulveda-Medina, Paola; Katsenovich, Yelena; Wellman, Dawn M.; Lagos, Leonel

    2015-06-01

    Bacteria are key players in the processes that govern fate and transport of contaminants. The uranium release from Na and Ca-autunite by Arthrobacter oxydans strain G968 was evaluated in the presence of bicarbonate ions. This bacterium was previously isolated from Hanford Site soil and in earlier prescreening tests demonstrated low tolerance to U(VI) toxicity compared to other A.oxydans isolates. Experiments were conducted using glass serum bottles as mixed bioreactors and sterile 6-well cell culture plates with inserts separating bacteria cells from mineral solids. Reactors containing phosphorus-limiting media were amended with bicarbonate ranging between 0-10 mM and metaautunite solids to provide a U(VI) concentration of 4.4 mmol/L. Results showed that in the presence of bicarbonate, A.oxydans G968 was able to enhance the release of U(VI) from Na and Ca autunite at the same capacity as other A.oxydans isolates with relatively high tolerance to U(VI). The effect of bacterial strains on autunite dissolution decreases as the concentration of bicarbonate increases. The results illustrate that direct interaction between the bacteria and the mineral is not necessary to result in U (VI) biorelease from autunite. The formation of secondary calcium-phosphate mineral phases on the surface of the mineral during the dissolution can ultimately reduce the natural autunite mineral contact area, which bacterial cells can access. This thereby reduces the concentration of uranium released into the solution. This study provides a better understanding of the interactions between meta-autunite and microbes in conditions mimicking arid and semiarid subsurface environments of western U.S.

  16. EFFECTS OF BACILLUS THURINGIENSIS KURSTAKI AND SODIUM BICARBONATE IN COLEOPTERAN AND LEPIDOPTERAN LARVAL DIETS

    Science.gov (United States)

    We tested the hypothesis that Bacillus thuringiensis subspecies kurstaki (Btk) would adversely affect coleopteran larvae if the mid-gut pH is adjusted to the alkaline pH of lepidopteran larvae, which are susceptible to Btk. Bollworm, Helicoverpa zea (Boddie) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae), and mealworm, ...

  17. SODIUM BICARBONATE FACILITATES LOW-DOSE ORAL TOLERANCE TO PEANUT IN MICE

    Science.gov (United States)

    Rationale: Oral tolerance specifically inhibits production of allergic IgE antibody and is therefore a potential method for suppressing food allergy. We have previously demonstrated that a single oral dose of one mg is sufficient to induce oral tolerance to egg white but not pean...

  18. Haemonchus contortus: lipid biosynthesis from 14C-labelled palmitic acid and sodium bicarbonate

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    Adult Haemonchus contortus was investigated for its ability to synthetize lipids from simple 14C-precursors. It was shown to have extensively active mechanisms for synthetizing all classes of complex lipids present, including free cholesterol from HCO3- and 14C-palmitic acid. The synthesis of hydrocarbons and pigments was significantly more intensive from HCO3- than from palmitic acid. As regards the P lipids, most of the label was incorporated into phosphatidyl choline and phosphatidyl ethanolamine irrespective of the precursor employed. More label from HCO3 than from palmitic acid was incorporated into cerebrosides. (author)

  19. Dynamic light scattering and viscosimetry of aqueous solutions of pectin, sodium alginate and their mixtures: effects of added salt, concentration, counterions, temperature and chelating agent

    Scientific Electronic Library Online (English)

    Aline M. F., Lima; Valdir, Soldi; Redouane, Borsali.

    Full Text Available Efeitos de adição de sal, concentração, presença de contraíons, temperatura e agente quelante em soluções aquosas de pectina, alginato de sódio e misturas destes foram analisadas por viscosimetria e espalhamento de luz dinâmico (DLS). A viscosidade intrínseca dos sistemas binários diminuiu com a adi [...] ção de sal e com o aumento da temperatura, porém, mostrou-se insensível à adição de NaEDTA. Como esperado, a viscosidade intrínseca do sistema ternário alginato/pectina/água foi igual a média da viscosidade intrínseca determinada para os sistemas binários. Estudos de DLS indicaram a ocorrência de uma distribuição bimodal (presença dos modos de relaxação rápido e lento) para ambos os sistemas binários e ternários a 25 °C, refletindo um processo de agregação. No caso do modo lento de relaxação, um aumento significativo do raio hidrodinâmico foi observado tanto para os sistemas binários como ternário, na presença de NaCl e KCl a 25 °C. No entanto, a 80 °C, o raio hidrodinâmico correspondente ao modo lento em soluções de KCl foi praticamente constante para todos os sistemas estudados e não foi observado para o sistema binário alginato/solução aquosa. Abstract in english The effects of added salt, concentration, counterions, temperature and chelating agent on aqueous solutions of pectin, sodium alginate and their mixtures were analyzed by viscosimetry and dynamic light scattering (DLS) techniques. The intrinsic viscosity of the binary systems decreased with the addi [...] tion of salt and with temperature, while it was found to be insensitive to the addition of NaEDTA. As expected the intrinsic viscosity of the ternary alginate/pectin/water system was equal to the average of the intrinsic viscosity for the binary systems. The DLS studies indicated a bimodal distribution (fast and slow relaxation modes) for both binary and ternary systems at 25 °C, reflecting aggregation. A significant increase in the hydrodynamic radius, in the case of the slow mode, was observed for the binary and ternary systems in the presence of NaCl and KCl at 25 °C. However, at 80 °C the hydrodynamic radius for the slow mode in KCl solutions was practically constant for all the studied systems, except for the alginate binary solutions in which were not observed.

  20. Control of Cladosporium echinulatum in carnation using bicarbonates and Trichoderma / Control de Cladosporium echinulatum en clavel mediante el uso de bicarbonatos y Trichoderma

    Scientific Electronic Library Online (English)

    Claudio, Sandoval; Valeria, Terreros; Flavia, Schiappacasse.

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available El clavel, Dianthus caryophyllus, ha sido cultivado en Chile para producción de flores de corte desde hace varías décadas. Existen actualmente 2124 ha dedicadas a la floricultura, de las cuales 180 ha son de clavel. Prácticamente toda la producción de esta especie se comercializa en el mercado inter [...] no. Numerosas son las enfermedades que afectan su cultivo, siendo Cladosporium echinulatum el agente causal de la mancha foliar (mancha anular) más importante en esta especie. Se evaluaron distintas alternativas de control de esta patología en clavel cv. Sarinah, determinándose incidencia y severidad de la enfermedad en las plantas. El estudio se realizó en junio-agosto de 2003, en un plantel comercial bajo invernadero, ubicado en la localidad de Champa(33° 49' Latitud Sur, 70° 45' Longitud Oeste), el cual tenía antecedentes de una alta incidencia de mancha anular. Los tratamientos fueron: bicarbonato de amonio (5 g L-1), bicarbonato de sodio (5 gL-1), bicarbonato de amonio + aceite mineral Springuill (5 gL4+ 10 mLL-1), bicarbonato de sodio + aceite mineral Springuill (5 gL-1 + 10 mLL-1), aceite mineral Springuill (10 mLL-1), Mancozeb (2 gL-1), Oxicloruro de Cobre (2 gL-1), Sulfato de cobre pentahidratado (Phyton-27) (1 mLL-1), Trichoderma virens cepa Sherwood (Trichonativa) (5 mLL-1), y el testigo (sin aplicación). Los resultados indicaron que los tratamientos más efectivos en el control de la enfermedad fueron bicarbonato de sodio y Trichoderma virens cepa Sherwood, presentando las mayores tasas de disminución de incidencia (varas enfermas y hojas con lesión) y severidad (lesiones activas por vara). Las plantas tratadas con mancozeb, oxicloruro de cobre, bicarbonato de sodio + aceite mineral Springuill, bicarbonato de amonio, aceite mineral Springuill y Sulfato de cobre pentahidratado presentaron los valores de incidencia y severidad de la enfermedad más altos, al final del experimento. Abstract in english Carnations, Dianthus caryophyllus, have been cultivated in Chile for several decades as a cut flower crop. At the present time, floriculture occupies 2,124 ha, of which 180 ha are devoted to carnations. Almost all carnations produced are sold in the domestic market. Several diseases affect carnation [...] s, among them fairyring leaf spot (Cladosporium echinulatum), the most important foliar disease in Chile. Different control alternatives for fairy-ring spot were evaluated on the carnation cv. Sarinah in terms of disease incidence and severity. The study was performed in June-August 2003 with a commercial carnation planting in a greenhouse located in Champa(33° 49' S, 70° 45' W) that in previous growing seasons reported a high incidence of fairyring leaf spot. The treatments included ammonium bicarbonate (5 g L-1), sodium bicarbonate (5 g L-1), ammonium bicarbonate + mineral oil Srpinguill (5 g L-1 + 10 mL L-1), sodium bicarbonate + mineral oil Srpinguill (5 g L-1 + 10 mL L-1), mineral oil Srpinguill (10 mL L-1), mancozeb (2 g L-1), copper oxichloride (2 g L-1), pentahydrated copper sulfate (1 mL L-1), Trichoderma virens strain Sherwood (Trichonativa) (5 mL L-1) and an untreated control. Based on the results obtained, the most effective treatments were sodium bicarbonate and T virens. Mancozeb, copper oxichloride, sodium bicarbonate + mineral oil Springuill, ammonium bicarbonate, mineral oil Springuill and pentahydrated copper sulfate were ineífective in controlling carnation fairyring leaf spot.

  1. Sodium Azide

    Science.gov (United States)

    ... best known as the chemical found in automobile airbags. An electrical charge triggered by automobile impact causes ... explode and convert to nitrogen gas inside the airbag. Sodium azide is used as a chemical preservative ...

  2. Solution pH and oligoamine molecular weight dependence of the transition from monolayer to multilayer adsorption at the air-water interface from sodium dodecyl sulfate/oligoamine mixtures.

    OpenAIRE

    Halacheva, SS; Penfold, J.; Thomas, RK; Webster, JR

    2013-01-01

    Neutron reflectivity and surface tension have been used to investigate the solution pH and oligoamine molecular weight dependence of the adsorption of sodium dodecyl sulfate (SDS)/oligoamine mixtures at the air-water interface. For diethylenetriamine, triamine, or triethylenetetramine, tetramine mixed with SDS, there is monolayer adsorption at pH 7 and 10, and multilayer adsorption at pH 3. For the slightly higher molecular weight tetraethylenepentamine, pentamine, and pentaethylenehexamine, ...

  3. Bicarbonate production inhibitors as a novel transmission-blocking approach

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    Malaria and leishmaniasis are caused by Plasmodium and Leishmania parasites transmitted by female anopheline mosquitoes and female sand flies respectively. These diseases are responsible for the deaths of more than a million people in developing countries every year and effective methods to control their propagation have not been developed at this point. A combination of several strategies for insect control is usually required in order to eliminate the vectors and the disease in a specific area. We believe that a strategy that combines vector population control as well as the simultaneous interruption of the life cycle of these parasites inside such vectors will have a greater impact (over a broader area) on the spreading of these diseases than vector control alone. Plasmodium and Leishmania parasites propagate naturally in the midgut of female anopheline mosquitoes and sand flies in which the pH is slightly alkaline. It has been suggested that the enzyme responsible for generating the bicarbonate necessary to maintain this pH is carbonic anhydrase. However, the molecular and physiological basis that implicate carbonic anhydrase (responsible for bicarbonate production) and bicarbonate transport proteins in the developmental mechanism of the parasites are poorly understood. We have used molecular biology as well as pharmacology to study the role that these proteins play in the development of Plasmodium and Leishmania parasites inside the female dipteran midgut with aims to interrupt their life cycle inside the vector. Disruption of the parasite's life cycle in combination with control strategies that target the insect vector will allow us to design new approaches to interrupt the propagation of these diseases using area-wide insect pest control methods. We have found that treatment of Plasmodium and Leishmania infected blood with carbonic anhydrase and bicarbonate transport inhibitors, interrupts development of these parasites in vitro and in vivo. Methazolamide, a carbonic anhydrase inhibitor, has proven to be more effective in in vitro studies than chloroquine in terms of anti-Plasmodium activity. We have determined an inhibitory concentration (IC50) of 100 ?/ml for methazolamide. Compared to the IC50 obtained for chloroquine (500 ?/ml) this value is very promising. Acetazolamide, another carbonic anhydrase inhibitor, has proven to be effective at interrupting development of Leishmania parasites in vitro with an effective concentration (EC50) of 14.6 ?/ml. The anti-Leishmania activity of acetazolamide is comparable to that of glucantime (meglumine antimonite, EC50 = 4.7 ?/ml). In terms of toxicity, the cytotoxic activity in vitro of methazolamide reported as lethal concentration or LC50 was lower (312.9 ?/ml) than the one observed for glucantime (400 ?/ml). In terms of selectivity, acetazolamide presents the best selectivity of the two inhibitors tested, with a 44.7 selective index compared to methazolamide (index = 7.6). Our in vivo results have demonstrated that P. falciparum, P. vivax and P. cynomolgi development can be interrupted 100% inside the midgut of An. stephensi, An. freeborni and An. albimanus mosquitoes if treated with carbonic anhydrase inhibitors or bicarbonate transport inhibitors such as DIDS at concentrations as low as 10-7 M. Results for An. albimanus and P. vivax are shown in a figure and this effect is observed even in the presence of xanthurenic acid, a factor considered previously as essential for development of Plasmodium parasites. We are currently investigating the effect of these inhibitors on the alkalization mechanism in the midgut of the sand flies and in the development of Leishmania parasites inside the midgut of Lutzomya longipalpis. Although the mechanism of action for these compounds in the inhibition of development of the parasites is not completely understood, we postulate that by inhibiting carbonic anhydrase activity in the midgut of these dipterans, we are inhibiting production and transport of bicarbonate, altering the pH maintenance mechanism and depriving the parasites

  4. Effects of Bile Salt Sodium Glycodeoxycholate on the Self-Assembly of PEO-PPO-PEO Triblock Copolymer P123 in Aqueous Solution.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Bayati, Solmaz; Galantini, Luciano; Knudsen, Kenneth D; Schillén, Karin

    2015-12-22

    A comprehensive experimental study on the interaction between the PEO-PPO-PEO block copolymer P123 (EO20PO68EO20) and the anionic bile salt sodium glycodeoxycholate (NaGDC) in water has been performed. The work was aimed at investigating the suitability of using P123 as bile salt sequestrant beside the fundamental aspects of PEO-PPO-PEO block copolymer-bile salt interactions. Various experimental techniques including dynamic and static light scattering, small-angle X-ray scattering, and differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) were employed in combination with electrophoretic mobility measurements. The system was investigated at a constant P123 concentration of 1.74 mM and with varying bile salt concentrations up to approximately 250 mM NaGDC (or a molar ratio nNaGDC/nP123 = 144). In the mixed P123-NaGDC solutions, the endothermic process related to the self-assembly of P123 was observed to gradually decrease in enthalpy and shift to higher temperatures upon progressive addition of NaGDC. To explain this effect, the formation of NaGDC micelles carrying partly dehydrated P123 unimers was proposed and translated into a stoichiometric model, which was able to fit the experimental DSC data. In the mixtures at low molar ratios, NaGDC monomers associated with the P123 micelle forming a charged "P123 micelle-NaGDC" complex with a dehydrated PPO core. These complexes disintegrated upon increasing NaGDC concentration to form small "NaGDC-P123" complexes visualized as bile salt micelles including one or a few P123 copolymer chains. PMID:26616587

  5. Solution mining process

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    A solution mining process which may be used for uranium, thorium, vanadium, copper, nickel, molybdenum, rhenium, and selenium is claimed. During a first injection-and-production phase of between 6 months and 5 years, a leaching solution is injected through at least one well into the formation to solubilize the mineral values and form a pregnant liquor. This liquor is recovered through another well. The leaching solution contains sulfuric acid, nitric acid, hydrochloric acid, carbonic acid, an alkali metal carbonate, an alkali metal bicarbonate, ammonium carbonate or ammonium bicarbonate. Subsequently during a first production-only phase of between about 2 weeks and one year, injection of the leaching solution is suspended but pregnant liquor is still recovered. This stage is followed by a second injection-and-production phase of between 6 months and 5 years and a second production-only phase. The mineral values are separated from the pregnant liquor to form a barren liquor. The leaching agent is introduced into this liquor, and the solution is recycled. In a second claim for the solution mining of uranium, dilute carbonic acid is used as the leaching solution. The solution has a pH less than 7 and a bicarbonate ion concentration between about 380 ppm and 1000 ppm. The injection-and-production phase lasts between one and two years and the production only phase takes between one and four months. Carbon dioxide is introduced into the barren liquor to form a dilute carbonic acid solution and the solution is recycled

  6. Relationship Between Normal Reference Value of Standards Bicarbonate and Geography Distributing Rule in China

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    GE Miao

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available To reveal the geography distributing regularity of normal reference value of Chinese Standards bicarbonate and provide scientific basis for making its unified standards, this paper has collected 12803 cases of normal reference value of Standards bicarbonate throughout China. In the application of the method of related analysis and regression analysis, it is found that the correlation of geographical factors (altitude, annual sunshine duration, average annual temperature,annual average relative humidity, annual precipitation and the Chinese normal reference value of standards bicarbonate are quite significant. In the application of the method of remove in SPSS software, multiple linear regressions between normal reference value of Chinese standards bicarbonate and geographical factors, one regression equation is inferred:y=21.84+0.151 5x-0.000 830 0x5±1.040 3. In the above equation , y is normal reference value of Chinese standards bicarbonate (mmol/L, x3 is Average annual temperature (?,x5 is Annual precipitation (mm, 1.0403 is the value of the residual standard deviations . 1288 observation points of normal reference value of Chinese standards bicarbonate have been calculated in China by using this equation.The normal reference value of Chinese standards bicarbonate distribution map has been made by using spatial analysis of GIS. If Chinese standards bicarbonate is wanted to know in some certainarea, the normal reference value of Chinese standards bicarbonate of this area can be reckoned by using the regression equations or the inspection map.

  7. Ammonium carbonate and/or bicarbonate plus alkaline chlorate oxidant for recovery of uranium values

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    In accordance with the present invention, uranium values are extracted from materials containing uranium in valence states lower than its hexavalent state by contacting the materials containing uranium with an aqueous alkaline leach solution containing an alkaline chlorate in an amount sufficient to oxidize at least a portion of the uranium in valence states lower than its hexavalent state to its hexavalent state. In a further embodiment of the present invention, the alkaline leach solution is an aqueous solution of a carbonate selected from the group consisting of ammonium carbonate, ammonium bicarbonate and mixtures thereof. In yet another embodiment of the present invention, at least one catalytic compound of a metal selected from the group consisting of copper, cobalt, iron, nickel, chromium and mixtures thereof adapted to assure the presence of the ionic species Cu++, Co++, Fe+++, Ni++, Cr+++ and mixtures thereof, respectively, during the contacting of the material containing uranium with the alkaline leach solution and in an amount sufficient to catalyze the oxidation of at least a portion of the uranium in its lower valence states to its hexavalent state, is present

  8. A comparative study of validated spectrophotometric and TLC- spectrodensitometric methods for the determination of sodium cromoglicate and fluorometholone in ophthalmic solution.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Saleh, Sarah S; Lotfy, Hayam M; Hassan, Nagiba Y; Elgizawy, Samia M

    2013-10-01

    The determination of sodium cromoglicate (SCG) and fluorometholone (FLU) in ophthalmic solution was developed by simple, sensitive and precise methods. Three spectrophotometric methods were applied: absorptivity factor (a-Factor method), absorption factor (AFM) and mean centering of ratio spectra (MCR). The linearity ranges of SCG were found to be (2.5-35 ?g/mL) for (a-Factor method) and (MCR); while for (AFM), it was found to be (7.5-50 ?g/mL). The linearity ranges of FLU were found to be (4-16 ?g/mL) for (a-Factor method) and (AFM); while for (MCR), it was found to be (2-16 ?g/mL). The mean percentage recoveries/RSD for SCG were found to be 100.31/0.90, 100.23/0.57 and 100.43/1.21; while for FLU, they were found to be 100.11/0.56, 99.97/0.35 and 99.94/0.88 using (a-Factor method), (AFM) and (MCR), respectively. A TLC-spectrodensitometric method was developed by separation of SCG and FLU on silica gel 60 F254 using chloroform:methanol:toluene:triethylamine in the ratio of (5:2:4:1 v/v/v/v) as developing system, followed by spectrodensitometric measurement of the bands at 241 nm. The linearity ranges and the mean percentage recoveries/RSD were found to be (0.4-4.4 ?g/band), 100.24/1.44 and (0.2-1.6 ?g/band), 99.95/1.50 for SCG and FLU, respectively. A comparative study was conducted between the proposed methods to discuss the advantage of each method. The suggested methods were validated in compliance with the ICH guidelines and were successfully applied for the determination of SCG and FLU in their laboratory prepared mixtures and commercial ophthalmic solution in the presence of benzalkonium chloride as a preservative. These methods could be an alternative to different HPLC techniques in quality control laboratories lacking the required facilities for those expensive techniques. PMID:24227962

  9. Pancreatic ductal bicarbonate secretion: challenge of the acinar acid load

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    PeterHegyi

    2011-07-01

    Full Text Available Acinar and ductal cells of the exocrine pancreas form a close functional unit. Although most studies contain data either on acinar or ductal cells, an increasing number of evidence highlights the importance of the pancreatic acinar-ductal functional unit. One of the best examples for this functional unit is the regulation of luminal pH by both cell types. Protons co-released during exocytosis from acini cause significant acidosis, whereas, bicarbonate secreted by ductal cells cause alkalization in the lumen. This suggests that the first and probably one of the most important role of bicarbonate secretion by pancreatic ductal cells is not only to neutralize the acid chyme entering into the duodenum from the stomach, but to neutralize acidic content secreted by acinar cells. To accomplish this role, it is more than likely that ductal cells have physiological sensing mechanisms which would allow them to regulate luminal pH. To date, four different classes of acid-sensing ion channels have been identified in the gastrointestinal tract (transient receptor potential ion channels, two-pore domain potassium channel, ionotropic purinoceptor and acid-sensing ion channel, however, none of these have been studied in pancreatic ductal cells. In this mini-review, we summarize our current knowledge of these channels and urge scientists to characterize ductal acid-sensing mechanisms and also to investigate the challenge of the acinar acid load on ductal cells.

  10. Regulation and roles of bicarbonate transport in cancer

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    StineFalsigPedersen

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available A unifying feature of solid tumors is a markedly altered pH profile compared to normal tissues. This reflects that solid tumors, despite completely different origins, often share several phenotypic properties with implications for intra- and extracellular pH. These include: a metabolic shift in most cancer cells towards more acid-producing pathways, reflecting both oncogenic signaling and the development of hypoxia in poorly perfused regions of the tumors; the poorly perfused and often highly dense tumor microenvironment, reducing the diffusive flux of acid equivalents compared to that in normal tissues; and the markedly altered regulation of the expression and activity of pH-regulatory transport proteins in the cancer cells. While some of these properties of tumors have been well described in recent years, the great majority of the research in this clinically important area has focused on proton transport, in particular via the Na+/H+-exchanger 1 (SLC9A1, NHE1 and various H+ ATPases. We have, however, recently demonstrated that at least under some conditions, including in vitro models of HER2 positive breast cancer, and measurements obtained directly in freshly dissected human mammary tumors, bicarbonate transporters such as the electroneutral Na+,HCO3--cotransporter (SLC4A7, NBCn1, are upregulated and play central roles in pH regulation. In this review, we summarize and discuss the current knowledge regarding the regulation and roles of bicarbonate transport in cancer.

  11. An electrochemical impedance spectroscopy study of the cobalt electrodissolution process in carbonate-bicarbonate buffers

    Scientific Electronic Library Online (English)

    S.G., Real.

    Full Text Available O processo de eletrodissolução do cobalto policristalino em soluções tamponadas de carbonato-bicarbonato, cobrindo faixas relativamente largas de força iônica, pH, e condições hidrodinâmicas da solução eletrolítica, têm sido investigado usando espectroscopia de impedância eletroquímica (EIS). Os esp [...] ectros de impedância foram analisados para determinar o comportamento dinâmico do sistema através da análise da função de transferência usando rotinas de ajuste não-linear e seguindo um modelo que fornece informações sobre os parâmetros característicos do processo eletroquímico na interface de reação. A análise dos dados das rotinas de ajuste não-linear mostraram que os espectros de impedância do processo de eletrodissolução do cobalto em tampões carbonato-bicarbonato para valores do pH entre 8.9 e 10.5 podem ser modelados considerando uma impedância de Warburg de comprimento finito que leva em consideração o processo de transporte de massa que ocorre no eletrólito. Abstract in english The electrodissolution process of polycrystalline cobalt in carbonate-bicarbonate buffers covering relatively wide ranges of ionic strength, pH, and the hydrodynamic condition of the electrolyte solution, was investigated using electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS). Impedance spectra were ana [...] lyzed to determine the dynamic behavior of the system by the application of transfer function analysis using non-linear fitting routines according to a model which gives information about the characteristic parameters of the electrochemical process at the reaction interface. Data analysis using non-linear fitting routines showed that the impedance spectra of the cobalt electrodissolution process in carbonate-bicarbonate buffers at pH 8.9-10.5 can be modeled considering a finite-length Warburg impedance that accounts for the mass transport process taking place in the electrolyte.

  12. Predilution hemofiltration. Clinical experience and removal of small molecular weight solutes.

    Science.gov (United States)

    David, S; Boström, M; Cambi, V

    1995-11-01

    Over 1500 treatments of hemofiltration with on-line preparation of substitution fluid were performed in 16 patients. Two patients were treated for over 40 months. On-line preparation of the solution allowed use of bicarbonate as a buffer. 73-74 L/session were infused in pre-dilution modality, at a rate of about 370 ml/min, and the treatment length was above 4 hrs. The good quality of on-line prepared solution was confirmed by the negativity of microbiological tests and by the absence of clinical or sub-clinical reactions in patients. Urea clearance was calculated by equations considering either plasma flow or whole blood flow. Results were 196-197 ml/min and 186-183 ml/min, respectively. The latter was nearer to the value of directly measured clearance (182-173 ml/min). Kt/V urea was about 1 per session and PCR ranged between 1.3 and 1.4 g/kg/day. A high vascular stability was also observed. Since sodium balance may, at least in part, account for better vascular stability, sodium sieving coefficient was measured during the treatment. The sodium-retaining effect of the increase of protein concentration within the filter, due to the ultrafiltration, was less relevant in pre-dilution hemofiltration if compared to post-dilution hemofiltration. It has been calculated that to obtain a sodium balance similar to that of the hemodialysis (HD), the sodium concentration of infusion solution should be about 2 mEq/L higher than HD dialysis solution. However, difficulty in performing accurate balance studies prevents a general agreement on these conclusions. PMID:8964639

  13. Electrolytic process to produce sodium hypochlorite using sodium ion conductive ceramic membranes

    Science.gov (United States)

    Balagopal, Shekar; Malhotra, Vinod; Pendleton, Justin; Reid, Kathy Jo

    2012-09-18

    An electrochemical process for the production of sodium hypochlorite is disclosed. The process may potentially be used to produce sodium hypochlorite from seawater or low purity un-softened or NaCl-based salt solutions. The process utilizes a sodium ion conductive ceramic membrane, such as membranes based on NASICON-type materials, in an electrolytic cell. In the process, water is reduced at a cathode to form hydroxyl ions and hydrogen gas. Chloride ions from a sodium chloride solution are oxidized in the anolyte compartment to produce chlorine gas which reacts with water to produce hypochlorous and hydrochloric acid. Sodium ions are transported from the anolyte compartment to the catholyte compartment across the sodium ion conductive ceramic membrane. Sodium hydroxide is transported from the catholyte compartment to the anolyte compartment to produce sodium hypochlorite within the anolyte compartment.

  14. Sodium azide decomposing device

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    Alkali solution containing sodium azide and sodium nitrite in an equal or greater molar amount than the sodium azide or greater are supplied from a reaction tray in the upper portion of a reaction tower. Nitric acid is supplied to a reaction tray in the lower portion of the tower. A neutralized liquid discharge system is connected to the bottom of the reaction tower. According to the decomposing device of the present invention, even if HN3 should be generated in the course of the reaction, it is brought into contact with the alkali solution and absorbed therein when it rises in the reactor tower while crossing the reaction trays. Therefore, there is no worry of releasing poisonous HN3 to the outside. In addition, nitrogen oxide supplied to the reaction tower is brought into contact with NaN3 contained in the alkali solution to decompose it when it rises crossing the reaction trays. Therefore, decomposition of NaN3 is promoted. (T.M.)

  15. Effect of sodium acetate on the volumetric behaviour of some mono-, di-, and tri-saccharides in aqueous solutions over temperature range (288.15 to 318.15) K

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    Banipal, Parampaul K., E-mail: pkbanipal@yahoo.co [Department of Chemistry, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar 143 005 (India); Singh, Vickramjeet [Department of Chemistry, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar 143 005 (India); Banipal, Tarlok S. [Department of Applied Chemistry, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar 143 005 (India)

    2010-01-15

    The standard partial molar volumes, V{sub 2}{sup 0} at infinite dilution of eight monosaccharides [D(+)-xylose, D(-)-arabinose, D(-)-ribose, L(-)-sorbose, D(-)-fructose, D(+)-galactose, D(+)-glucose, and D(+)-mannose], six disaccharides [D(+)-cellobiose, sucrose, D(+)-melibiose, D(+)-lactose monohydrate, D(+)-trehalose dihydrate, and D(+)-maltose monohydrate] and two trisaccharides [D(+)-melizitose and D(+)-raffinose pentahydrate] (molalities of saccharides range from (0.03 to 0.12) mol . kg{sup -1}) have been determined in water and in (0.5, 1.0, 2.0, and 3.0) mol . kg{sup -1} aqueous sodium acetate solutions at temperatures, T = (288.15, 298.15, 308.15, and 318.15) K from density measurements using a vibrating-tube digital densimeter. From these results, corresponding standard partial molar volumes of transfer, DELTA{sub t}V{sub 2}{sup 0} have been determined for the transfer of various saccharides from water to aqueous solutions of sodium acetate. Positive values of DELTA{sub t}V{sub 2}{sup 0} were obtained for most of the saccharides, whose magnitude increase with the concentration of sodium acetate as well as temperature. However, negative DELTA{sub t}V{sub 2}{sup 0} values were observed for L(-)-sorbose, D(-)-fructose and D(+)-xylose at lower concentrations of co-solute. The negative magnitude of DELTA{sub t}V{sub 2}{sup 0} values decrease with rise of temperature from (288.15 to 318.15) K. Pair and higher order volumetric interaction coefficients have been determined by using McMillan-Mayer theory. Partial molar expansion coefficients, (partial derivV{sub 2}{sup 0}/partial derivT){sub p} and the second derivatives (partial deriv{sup 2}V{sub 2}{sup 0}/partial derivT{sup 2}){sub p} have also been estimated. These parameters have been utilized to understand various mixing effects in aqueous solutions due to the interactions between solute (saccharide) and co-solute (sodium acetate).

  16. Epoxidation of Alkenes with Aqueous Hydrogen Peroxide and Quaternary Ammonium Bicarbonate Catalysts

    DEFF Research Database (Denmark)

    Mielby, Jerrik Jørgen; Kegnæs, Søren

    2013-01-01

    A range of solid and liquid catalysts containing bicarbonate anions were synthesised and tested for the epoxidation of alkenes with aqueous hydrogen peroxide. The combination of bicarbonate anions and quaternary ammonium cations opens up for new catalytic systems that can help to overcome challenges with catalyst separation and reuse.

  17. Partial molar volumes and adiabatic compressibilities at infinite dilution of aminocarboxylic acids and glycylglycine in water and aqueous solutions of sodium sulphate at (288.15, 298.15 and 308.15) K

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    The partial molar volume and partial molar adiabatic compressibilities at infinite dilution of DL-aminobutanoic acid, DL-norvaline, ?-alanine, 4-aminobutanoic acid, 5-aminopentanoic acid, 6-aminohexanoic acid and glycylglycine have been obtained in water and aqueous solutions of (0.5, 1.0 and 1.5) mol . kg-1 sodium sulphate at (288.15, 298.15 and 308.15) K from measurements of density and ultrasonic velocity. A qualitative interpretation of the results has been given using the Kirkwood model and nature of the interactions in solutions. A model, derived from Scaled Particle Theory, has been used for quantitative explanation of partial molar volumes and for the understanding the volumes of interaction. The results distinguish the behaviour of ?-amino acids from that of ?,?-amino acids, and of the 'less polar' 5-aminopentanoic acid from that of the analogous, but 'more polar', glycylglycine in solution. These findings are in agreement with previous studies in aqueous solutions and they support the water-structure making ability of sodium sulphate

  18. Partial molar volumes and adiabatic compressibilities at infinite dilution of aminocarboxylic acids and glycylglycine in water and aqueous solutions of sodium sulphate at (288.15, 298.15 and 308.15) K

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    Ramasami, Ponnadurai [Department of Chemistry, University of Mauritius, Reduit (Mauritius)]. E-mail: p.ramasami@uom.ac.mu; Kakkar, Rita [Department of Chemistry, University of Delhi, Delhi 110007 (India)]. E-mail: rita_kakkar@vsnl.com

    2006-11-15

    The partial molar volume and partial molar adiabatic compressibilities at infinite dilution of DL-aminobutanoic acid, DL-norvaline, {beta}-alanine, 4-aminobutanoic acid, 5-aminopentanoic acid, 6-aminohexanoic acid and glycylglycine have been obtained in water and aqueous solutions of (0.5, 1.0 and 1.5) mol . kg{sup -1} sodium sulphate at (288.15, 298.15 and 308.15) K from measurements of density and ultrasonic velocity. A qualitative interpretation of the results has been given using the Kirkwood model and nature of the interactions in solutions. A model, derived from Scaled Particle Theory, has been used for quantitative explanation of partial molar volumes and for the understanding the volumes of interaction. The results distinguish the behaviour of {alpha}-amino acids from that of {alpha},{omega}-amino acids, and of the 'less polar' 5-aminopentanoic acid from that of the analogous, but 'more polar', glycylglycine in solution. These findings are in agreement with previous studies in aqueous solutions and they support the water-structure making ability of sodium sulphate.

  19. Pooled safety analysis of diclofenac sodium topical solution 1.5% (w/w in the treatment of osteoarthritis in patients aged 75 years or older

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Roth SH

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available Sanford H Roth1, Philip Fuller21Arizona Research and Education, Phoenix, AZ, 2Medical Affairs, Mallinckrodt Inc, Hazelwood, MOBackground: This study aimed to determine the safety of diclofenac sodium topical solution 1.5% (w/w in 45.5% dimethyl sulfoxide (TDiclo for the treatment of knee or hand osteoarthritis in persons aged 75 years or older.Methods: A pooled analysis of safety data from seven multicenter, randomized, blinded, Phase III clinical trials (4–12 weeks' duration of TDiclo was conducted. The analysis focused on a subset of patients (n = 280 aged 75 years or older with a primary diagnosis of osteoarthritis of the knee (six trials or hand (one trial. Patients received one of three topical treatments: TDiclo (n = 138; placebo (2.33% or 4.55% dimethyl sulfoxide, n = 39; or control (45.5% dimethyl sulfoxide, n = 103. Treatment groups were compared using Chi-square analysis, Fisher's Exact test, or analysis of variance.Results: The most common adverse events involved the skin or subcutaneous tissue, primarily at the application site. The incidence of dry skin was higher in the TDiclo (36.2%; P < 0.0001 and dimethyl sulfoxide control (18.4%; P = 0.0142 groups than in the placebo group (2.6%; the incidence of other skin or subcutaneous tissue adverse events was similar between the groups. Relatively few patients (<18% experienced gastrointestinal adverse events, and group differences were not detected. In the TDiclo group, constipation (3.6%, diarrhea (3.6%, and nausea (3.6% were the most common gastrointestinal adverse events. Cardiovascular and renal/urinary adverse events were rare, and group differences were not detected. There was one case (0.7% each of hypertension, spider veins, and vasodilation in the TDiclo group. Changes from baseline to the final visit in blood pressure and hepatic/renal enzyme levels were also similar between the groups.Conclusion: TDiclo appears to be well tolerated for the treatment of osteoarthritis in persons aged 75 years or older.Keywords: adverse events, analgesic, arthritis, gastrointestinal, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, tolerability

  20. Efecto de bicarbonatos en el control de cenicilla (Oidium sp.) en pepino (Cucumis sativus L.) / Effect of Bicarbonates on the control of powdery mildew (Oidium sp.) in Cucumber (Cucumis sativus L.)

    Scientific Electronic Library Online (English)

    Moisés Gilberto, Yáñez Juárez; Felipe, Ayala Tafoya; Leopoldo, Partida Ruvalcaba; Teresa de Jesús, Velázquez Alcaráz; Tirzo Paúl, Godoy Angulo; Tomás, Días Valdéz.

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available Para determinar la eficacia del bicarbonato de potasio (BP) y bicarbonato de sodio (BS) en el control de cenicilla (Oidium sp.) en plantas de pepino, se realizó una investigación en condiciones de invernadero cultivándose plantas del cv 'Poinset 76' en macetas con capacidad para 4.5 kg de suelo vert [...] isol crómico. Se fertilizó cada tercer día con solución compuesta de 101 g KNO3, 200 g de CaNO3, 136 g de KH2PO y 246 g de MgSO4, diluidos en 100 litros de agua. Los tratamientos fueron 2, 4 y 6 g L-1 de BP y 2 y 4 g L-1 de BS, mismos que con atomizador manual se aplicaron sobre el follaje hasta el punto de goteo. A los 31, 33 y 35 días después de la primera aplicación (ddpa) se evaluó el número de hojas, número de hojas enfermas, incidencia y severidad de cenicilla en hojas del tallo principal. El número de hojas no fue afectado por los bicarbonatos de potasio o sodio; la mayor disminución de hojas enfermas (94.6, 93.3 y 92.4%) se obtuvo con 4 g L-1 de BP, a los respectivos 31, 33 y 35 ddpa. La máxima disminución (48.4 puntos porcentuales) de incidencia de cenicilla, se observó en plantas con 4 g L-1 de BP (p? 0.05); con la misma dosis, la severidad de cenicilla disminuyó hasta 84.3 y 60.5 puntos porcentuales en las hojas tres y cuatro, respectivamente; mientras que en la hoja cinco la enfermedad fue nula. Abstract in english To determine the efficacy of potassium bicarbonate (BP) and sodium bicarbonate (BS) in the control of powdery mildew (Oidium sp.) in cucumber plants, an investigation was conducted under greenhouse conditions cultivating plants of cv 'Poinsett 76' in pots with a capacity of 4.5 kg of chromic vertiso [...] l soil. Every third day was fertilized with a composed solution of 101 g KNO3, 200 g of CaNO3, 136 g KH2PO and 246 g MgSO4, diluted in 100 liters of water. Treatments were 2, 4 and 6 g L-1 of BP water and 2 and 4 g L-1 BS, same as with manual spray applied onto foliage to drip point. At 31, 33 and 35 days after the first application (ddpa) the number of leaves, number of diseased leaves, incidence and severity of powdery mildew on leaves of the main stem was evaluated. The number of leaves was not affected by potassium or sodium bicarbonate; the highest decrease of diseased leaves (94.6, 93.3 and 92.4%) was obtained with 4 g L-1 of BP, at the respective 31, 33 and 35 ddpa. The maximum decrease (48.4 percentage points) of mildew incidence was observed in plants of 4 g L-1 BP (p? 0.05); with the same dose, the severity of powdery mildew decreased to 84.3 and 60.5 percentage points in leaves three and four, respectively; while in leaf five the disease was zero.