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  1. Metal pollution (Pb, Zn, Ni and Cr) in air, road and soil sediment in a high traffic area; Contaminacion por metales (Pb, Zn, Ni y Cr) en aire, sedimentos viales y suelo en una zona de alto trafico vehicular

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    Manchado, Anali; Garcia, Neyma; Garcia, Cezar; Acosta, Lorena; Cordova, Alberto; Linares, Maria; Giraldoth, Debora [Centro de Investigaciones CEDEGAS, Facultad de Ingenieria, Universidad del Zulia, Maracaibo (Venezuela)]. E-mail: analimachado@yahoo.com; amachadop@luz.edu.ve; Velasquez, Harvi [Facultad Experimental de Ciencias, Universidad del Zulia, Maracaibo (Venezuela)

    2008-11-15

    Due to the important health effects of inhalable particles (PM10) and its associated metals, levels of four trace metals (Pb, Ni, Zn, Cr) generated by mobile sources with variable toxicity incorporated to PM10 atmospheric samples in a high density traffic area were evaluated. Samples were collected at two different sites (being considered as emission and dispersion areas) during a dry-wet season period, using a low volume air sampler equipped with quartz fiber filters; after an acid extraction, samples were analyzed by atomic absorption spectrometry. PM10 concentrations were two times higher in the emission area than in the dispersion area for both climatic regimens, but exhibited a better correlation between sites during the dry season. All the elements showed statistically significant differences between monitoring sites. On the other hand, when the total sampling period for PM10 is compared for all the tested metals, significant differences between sites and between meteorological seasons can be appreciated. The Venezuelan air quality standard for Pb was not exceeded, but a mean concentration of 1.13 {mu}g/m{sup 3} -very close to Venezuelan and USEPA standard- was obtained at the emission site. Nevertheless, Pb and Ni reported levels for both locations were above the Organizacion Mundial de la Salud (OMS) allowed limit during the whole sampling period. Further, the statistical analysis demonstrated the selection of the monitoring areas was adequate, confirming that motor vehicles are the main emission source of these atmospheric pollutants. [Spanish] Debido a la importancia del efecto sobre la salud de las particulas inhalables PM10 y los metales asociados a ellas, se evaluaron los niveles de cuatro metales traza (Pb, Ni, Zn y Cr) generados por fuentes moviles de dichas particulas, en sedimentos viales y suelo en una zona de alta densidad vehicular. Las muestras fueron colectadas en los sitios considerados como de emision y dispersion durante las epocas de

  2. Contaminación por metales pesados en los sedimentos acumulados sobre el corredor vial Bogotá - Soacha

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    Carlos Alfonso Zafra Mejía

    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available Road sediments accumulated in dry weather carry metallic elements, which affects water resources when transported by runoff and deteriorates the air quality when suspended by wind and the turbulence induced by traffic. This paper presents the results of a pollution assessment on heavy metal particles associated to road sediment from two particular areas (i.e. Zones 1 and 2 of the Bogotá-Soacha highway (Colombia. Road sediment was collected in each area by direct sweep over a surface of 0.25 m2 and for a period of four months. The concentration of Mn, Fe, Cu, Zn, As, Cd, Ba and Pb was determined per size fraction (less than 250 µm from road sediment. These figures were obtained by means of flame atomic absorption spectrometry and also by using inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry. The results suggest that the main origin of heavy metals were the mobile sources (i.e. the wear of tires, brake pads and automotive parts. In addition, it is shown that the concentration of Pb and Zn was higher than that allowed by current regulations (used as reference. With regard to urban soils, heavy metals that exceeded the permissible limits were as follows: Pb (21.7 % and 87.0 % of the time in Zones 1 and 2, respectively and Zn (84.8 % and 82.6 % of the time in Zones 1 and 2, respectively.

  3. Effect of Air Space in Storage Vials on Motility of Spermatozoa in Chilled Buck Semen

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    Magnus Paul K and Lali F Anand 1

    Full Text Available This study was conducted in order to find out the effect of air space on the top of glass vial in which semen is stored, on the motility of spermatozoa. 45 samples collected from two bucks over a span of 6 months were used for experiment. Goat milk extender was the diluent used. Two ml each of diluted semen after noting their initial motility was stored in 2 ml and 5 ml vials. Samples were stored at 5°C and motility of spermatozoa noted at 24 and 48 hours. Semen without air space was found to preserve the motility better than semen with air space on 24 and 48 hours of incubation. This could be better attributed to reactive oxygen species production by the spermatozoa, but further investigation is needed in this aspect to confirm it. [Veterinary World 2010; 3(9.000: 421-423

  4. Magnetismo de rocas en sedimentos cenozoicos tardíos en San Antonio de Areco, provincia de Buenos Aires

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    A.M. Walther

    2004-09-01

    Full Text Available Se realizó un estudio geológico y geofísico en sedimentos fluviales postpampeanos, en la margen derecha del río Areco. La secuencia estudiada está compuesta por el Miembro Guerrero y el Miembro Río Salado de la Formación Luján, donde hay desarrolladas tres unidades pedogenéticas. de los estudios efectuados surge que los procesos pedogenéticos afectaron al material parental empobreciéndolo en los minerales ferrimagnéticos detríticos (magnetita y/o titanomagnetitas y generando neominerales de dos tipos: antiferromagnéticos y ferrimagnéticos. En el caso de los minerales ferrimagnéticos se trata de partículas de magnetita ultrafina (estado de dominio magnético superparamagnético, tamaño de grano aproximado en 0,01 mm formados durante los períodos de excesos de agua. Los minerales antiferromagnéticos (hematita y/o goethita se generaron en los periodos de grandes deficiencias hídricas. La presencia de estos minerales estaría indicando un clima cálido y húmedo con una marcada estación seca. El paleosuelo más antiguo se desarrolló sobre el Miembro Guerrero, se correlaciona con el Suelo Puesto Callejón Viejo el cual tendría una edad entre 10000 y 8000 años AP, en este perfil, mientras que el Miembro Río Salado y los dos paleosuelos en él desarrollados se habrían depositado y edafizado durante el período cálido denominado Megatermal entre los 9000 y los 7000 años AP.

  5. Accidentes laborales viales

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    Corzo Suárez, Susana

    2012-01-01

    El objetivo principal de este proyecto es dar a conocer la problemática de la aplicación del de la ley 31/1995, de 8 de noviembre, de Prevención de Riesgos Laborales, en la evaluación y prevención de los riesgos de los accidentes laborales viales. Para poder llegar a este objetivo se han utilizado diversas vías de estudio: Intentar aclarar qué son accidentes de tráfico y qué son accidentes laborales viales; Cuáles son los diferentes tipos de accidentes laborales viales y sus principales ca...

  6. Estudio de los metales contenidos en aire, agua y sedimentos en un área urbana - rural con influencia industrial ubicada en la Zona Metropolitana de Puebla, México

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    Morales García, Sandra Soledad

    2015-01-01

    Por la importancia que tienen los metales y metaloides en el ambiente es propicio conocer su composición y dilucidar sobre las fuentes naturales o antropogénicas que los generan. Esta investigación permitio determinar la concentración de metales y As en aire, agua y sedimentos dentro de un ambiente urbano-rural con influencia industrial en la Zona Metropolitana de la Ciudad de Puebla (region centro-oeste de México). El objetivo del trabajo fue establecer estadísticamente asociaciones entre lo...

  7. Registros paleomagnéticos y paleontológicos en sedimentos loessoides del Pleistoceno-Holoceno en el "Estadio Ciudad de La Plata", provincia de Buenos Aires, República Argentina

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    J. C. Bidegain

    2002-12-01

    Full Text Available Sedimentos de edad cuaternaria expuestos en la excavación de la obra "Estadio Ciudad de La Plata", 34º 57' 00" LS, 57º 57'40" LO, fueron estudiados mediante aplicación de la metodología paleomagnética convencional. Los vertebrados fósiles encontrados en los niveles basales de la secuencia sedimentaría corresponden a Scelidotheriinae ind., Doedicurus sp. y Panochthus intermedius, el último constituye el ejemplar más grande de Glyptodontidae registrado en la zona. De acuerdo a los datos paleomagnéticos los fósiles indicados quedan comprendidos en la zona de polaridad reversa que en el presente trabajo se asigna a la cronozona de Matuyama ( >0,78 Ma. El límite Brunhes / Matuyama se determinó a 4,6 m de profundidad desde el suelo actual. En virtud de esto, el registro sedimentario correspondiente a Brunhes es el de menor potencia obtenido para la región de La Plata. Al igual que lo observado en otras localidades de la provincia de Buenos Aires, la parte superior de la Zona Reversa de Matuyama coincide con el desarrollo de un paleosuelo (ciclo húmedo y la parte inferior de Brunhes con condiciones de clima más seco, que dieron lugar a capas de loess y sedimentos loessoides que se asocian a estadíos glaciales en la Cordillera y Patagonia.

  8. Improving Heat Transfer at the Bottom of Vials for Consistent Freeze Drying with Unidirectional Structured Ice.

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    Rosa, Mónica; Tiago, João M; Singh, Satish K; Geraldes, Vítor; Rodrigues, Miguel A

    2016-10-01

    The quality of lyophilized products is dependent of the ice structure formed during the freezing step. Herein, we evaluate the importance of the air gap at the bottom of lyophilization vials for consistent nucleation, ice structure, and cake appearance. The bottom of lyophilization vials was modified by attaching a rectified aluminum disc with an adhesive material. Freezing was studied for normal and converted vials, with different volumes of solution, varying initial solution temperature (from 5°C to 20°C) and shelf temperature (from -20°C to -40°C). The impact of the air gap on the overall heat transfer was interpreted with the assistance of a computational fluid dynamics model. Converted vials caused nucleation at the bottom and decreased the nucleation time up to one order of magnitude. The formation of ice crystals unidirectionally structured from bottom to top lead to a honeycomb-structured cake after lyophilization of a solution with 4% mannitol. The primary drying time was reduced by approximately 35%. Converted vials that were frozen radially instead of bottom-up showed similar improvements compared with normal vials but very poor cake quality. Overall, the curvature of the bottom of glass vials presents a considerable threat to consistency by delaying nucleation and causing radial ice growth. Rectifying the vials bottom with an adhesive material revealed to be a relatively simple alternative to overcome this inconsistency.

  9. Mineralogía magnética y registros de susceptibilidad en sedimentos cuaternarios de polaridad normal (Brunhes y reversa (Matuyama de la cantera de Juárez, provincia de Buenos Aires Magnetic mineralogy and susceptibility records in Quaternary sediments of normal (Brunhes and reverse (Matuyama polarity in the Juarez quarry, Buenos Aires Province

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    J.C. Bidegain

    2004-09-01

    Full Text Available Los sedimentos expuestos en la cantera de Juárez, situada en el partido de La Plata, provincia de Buenos Aires, (34°57'0''S y 57º53'00'' O son del Pleistoceno y Holoceno. Las unidades sedimentarias corresponden a la Formación Ensenada, a la Formación Buenos Aires y al post-Pampeano. La primera, es de polaridad reversa (Matuyama en la base y normal (Brunhes en la parte superior, la Formación Buenos Aires y los sedimentos del post-Pampeano son de polaridad normal (Brunhes. Los valores de susceptibilidad más elevados se obtienen en el loess de la Formación Ensenada (189 x 10-8 m³/kg, los más bajos en los sedimentos de la Formación Buenos Aires (11 x 10-8 m³/kg y en paleosuelos hidromórficos de la Formación Ensenada (30 y 50 x 10-8 m³/kg, en ambos casos, asociados a condiciones climáticas de mayor humedad relativa. El incremento de los valores magnéticos en la fracción limo mediano a grueso, refleja el predominio de fuertes vientos como agente de transporte de los minerales ferromagnéticos en períodos de mayor aridez de los períodos glaciales. La susceptibilidad dependiente de la frecuencia (factor F varía entre 0 % y 6,45 %. Los registros del factor F más elevados se obtienen en horizontes con mayor grado de meteorización de períodos interglaciales, no obstante, están en una posición intermedia con respecto a los de Siberia y China. Esta particularidad nos permite sugerir la existencia de un tercer modelo de comportamiento de la susceptibilidad en relación a los climas del Cuaternario: el modelo de los fuertes vientos modificado por los procesos pedológicos en latitudes medias.Sediments exposed in the Juárez quarry of Buenos Aires Province (34°57'10''S and 57º53'00'' W, belong to the Pleistocene and Holocene. The sedimentary units are those of the Ensenada and Buenos Aires formations and the so-called Post-Pampean. The Ensenada Formation has reversed polarity (Matuyama at the bottom of the exposed sequence and normal

  10. Registros paleomagnéticos y paleontológicos en sedimentos loessoides del Pleistoceno-Holoceno en el "Estadio Ciudad de La Plata", provincia de Buenos Aires, República Argentina Palaeomagnetic and Palaeontological records in loess-like Pleistocene-Holocene sediments in the Estadio Ciudad de La Plata , Buenos Aires Province, República Argentina

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    J. C. Bidegain

    2002-12-01

    Full Text Available Sedimentos de edad cuaternaria expuestos en la excavación de la obra "Estadio Ciudad de La Plata", 34º 57' 00" LS, 57º 57'40" LO, fueron estudiados mediante aplicación de la metodología paleomagnética convencional. Los vertebrados fósiles encontrados en los niveles basales de la secuencia sedimentaría corresponden a Scelidotheriinae ind., Doedicurus sp. y Panochthus intermedius, el último constituye el ejemplar más grande de Glyptodontidae registrado en la zona. De acuerdo a los datos paleomagnéticos los fósiles indicados quedan comprendidos en la zona de polaridad reversa que en el presente trabajo se asigna a la cronozona de Matuyama ( >0,78 Ma. El límite Brunhes / Matuyama se determinó a 4,6 m de profundidad desde el suelo actual. En virtud de esto, el registro sedimentario correspondiente a Brunhes es el de menor potencia obtenido para la región de La Plata. Al igual que lo observado en otras localidades de la provincia de Buenos Aires, la parte superior de la Zona Reversa de Matuyama coincide con el desarrollo de un paleosuelo (ciclo húmedo y la parte inferior de Brunhes con condiciones de clima más seco, que dieron lugar a capas de loess y sedimentos loessoides que se asocian a estadíos glaciales en la Cordillera y Patagonia.Quaternary sediment layers exposed in a cave in the Estadio Ciudad de La Plata S 34º 57´ 00´´ W 57º 57´40´´, were studied by applying conventional palaeomagnetic methodology. Vertebrate fossils found at the base of the sedimentary sequence correspond to Scelidotheriinae ind., Doedicurus sp. and Panochthus intermedius . the last being the largest Glyptodontidae found in the area. Palaeomagnetic measurements carried out on the profile indicate that the mammal fossils occur within the Matuyama Reverse Polarity Chronozone (>0,78 Ma. The Brunhes/Matuyama boundary was identifed at 4,6 m below the surface of the present soil, so this record of the Brunhes Zone is the shortest normal polarity record

  11. Drawing medicine out of a vial

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    ... page: //medlineplus.gov/ency/patientinstructions/000530.htm Drawing medicine out of a vial To use the sharing ... a clean area. Wash your hands. Check Your Medicine Carefully check your medicine: Check the label. Make ...

  12. Magnetismo de rocas en sedimentos cenozoicos tardíos en San Antonio de Areco, provincia de Buenos Aires Rock magnetism in late Cenozoic sediments at San Antonio de Areco, Buenos Aires province

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    A.M. Walther

    2004-09-01

    Full Text Available Se realizó un estudio geológico y geofísico en sedimentos fluviales postpampeanos, en la margen derecha del río Areco. La secuencia estudiada está compuesta por el Miembro Guerrero y el Miembro Río Salado de la Formación Luján, donde hay desarrolladas tres unidades pedogenéticas. de los estudios efectuados surge que los procesos pedogenéticos afectaron al material parental empobreciéndolo en los minerales ferrimagnéticos detríticos (magnetita y/o titanomagnetitas y generando neominerales de dos tipos: antiferromagnéticos y ferrimagnéticos. En el caso de los minerales ferrimagnéticos se trata de partículas de magnetita ultrafina (estado de dominio magnético superparamagnético, tamaño de grano aproximado en 0,01 mm formados durante los períodos de excesos de agua. Los minerales antiferromagnéticos (hematita y/o goethita se generaron en los periodos de grandes deficiencias hídricas. La presencia de estos minerales estaría indicando un clima cálido y húmedo con una marcada estación seca. El paleosuelo más antiguo se desarrolló sobre el Miembro Guerrero, se correlaciona con el Suelo Puesto Callejón Viejo el cual tendría una edad entre 10000 y 8000 años AP, en este perfil, mientras que el Miembro Río Salado y los dos paleosuelos en él desarrollados se habrían depositado y edafizado durante el período cálido denominado Megatermal entre los 9000 y los 7000 años AP.A geological and geophysical study in fluvial post-pampean sediments cropping out on the right bank of the Río Areco was carried out. The sequence studied comprises the Guerrero and Río Salado members of the Luján Formation, in which three palaeosols are developed. The geophysical studies suggest an impoverishment of the detrital ferrimagnetic minerals (magnetite and titanomagnetite in the parent material, due to the action of pedogenic processes, accompanied by the generation of two neominerales, one antiferromagnetic and the other ferrimagnetic. The

  13. Microempresas viales como un sistema alternativo vial en la Provincia del Azuay 2000-2006

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    2006-01-01

    La autora hace un análisis en el sentido de que los Gobiernos locales mediante el diagnóstico sobre el problema vial que sufren las comunidades y parroquias donde es difícil estar constantemente con equipos camineros opta por la creación de microempresas viales, grupos sociales organizados jurídicamente que prestan sus servicios de mantenimiento vial rutinario, pasando la institución de ente diagnosticador, ejecutor y evaluador a facilitador de carreteras de lastre y desde el mes de novimebre...

  14. Vial freeze-drying, part 1: new insights into heat transfer characteristics of tubing and molded vials.

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    Hibler, Susanne; Wagner, Christophe; Gieseler, Henning

    2012-03-01

    In order to optimize a freeze-drying cycle, information regarding the heat transfer characteristics of the container system is imperative. Two most recently developed tubing (TopLyo™) and molded (EasyLyo™) vial designs were compared with a standard serum tubing and molded vial, a polymer vial (TopPac™), and an amber molded EasyLyo™. In addition, the impact of methodology on the determination of reliable vial heat transfer coefficient (K(v) ) data is examined in detail. All K(v) s were gravimetrically determined by sublimation tests with pure water at 50, 100, 200, and 400 mTorr. In contrast to the traditional assumption that molded vials exhibit inefficient heat transfer characteristics, these vials showed a very similar performance compared with their serum tubing counterparts in the relevant pressure range for freeze-drying. At 100 mTorr, the TopLyo™ center vials show only 4% higher K(v) values than the EasyLyo™ center vials. All glass vials outmatch the polymer vial in terms of heat transfer, up to 30% elevated heat transfer for the TopLyo™ center vials at 400 mTorr. Sublimation tests have demonstrated to be a valuable tool to investigate the heat transfer characteristics of vials, but results are dependent on methodology. New developments in molded vial manufacturing lead to improved heat transfer performance.

  15. Cherenkov counting efficiencies for {beta}{sup -}-emitters in dry state in glass vials

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    Morita-Murase, Yuko; Murakami, Isao; Homma, Yoshio [Laboratory for Radiopharmaceutical Chemistry, Kyoritsu College of Pharmacy, Tokyo (Japan)

    2000-10-01

    Cherenkov counting efficiencies for standardized {beta}{sup -} -emitters in the dry state at the centre of air-filled glass vials were measured with a liquid scintillation spectrometer. Cherenkov counting efficiencies, which are plotted as a function of the average energy of {beta}{sup -}-particles and the internal conversion electrons, give a straight line on log-log scale. (author)

  16. Qualidade ecotoxicológica do sedimento de Caraguatatuba, SP

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    Jessica Batista dos Santos

    2016-01-01

    A região de Caraguatatuba encontra-se exposta a duas fontes mais significativas de poluição marinha: efluentes domésticos e derramamentos de petróleo, principalmente pela proximidade com Canal de São Sebastião. O presente estudo objetivou avaliar a qualidade do sedimento da região por meio de ensaios ecotoxicológicos com sedimentos coletados em 21 pontos, no inverno e no verão. Foram realizados ensaios de toxicidade aguda com sedimento total usando os anfípodos Tiburonela viscana e Leptocheir...

  17. Plan de Movilidad Laboral y Seguridad Vial

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    Pinedo Alonso, Pablo

    2015-01-01

    El Trabajo Fin de Máster queda englobado dentro de la seguridad en el trabajo, que es una de las especialidades en las que se mueve la prevención de riesgos laborales. El trabajo se titula “Plan de Movilidad Labora y Seguridad Vial”. En él se desarrolla un plan de movilidad, desde el punto inicial que es plantear la problemática de los accidentes de tráfico e indicar los objetivos del plan: reducción de los accidentes viales, mejora en las condiciones de los desplazamientos, disminución del i...

  18. Optimizing human semen cryopreservation by reducing test vial volume and repetitive test vial sampling

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    Jensen, Christian F S; Ohl, Dana A; Parker, Walter R

    2015-01-01

    OBJECTIVE: To investigate optimal test vial (TV) volume, utility and reliability of TVs, intermediate temperature exposure (-88°C to -93°C) before cryostorage, cryostorage in nitrogen vapor (VN2) and liquid nitrogen (LN2), and long-term stability of VN2 cryostorage of human semen. DESIGN: Prospec......OBJECTIVE: To investigate optimal test vial (TV) volume, utility and reliability of TVs, intermediate temperature exposure (-88°C to -93°C) before cryostorage, cryostorage in nitrogen vapor (VN2) and liquid nitrogen (LN2), and long-term stability of VN2 cryostorage of human semen. DESIGN......(S): Test vial volume of 50 μL yielded lower CS than other volumes tested. Cryosurvival of 100 μL was similar to that of larger volumes tested. An intermediate temperature exposure (-88°C to -93°C for 20 minutes) during cryopreservation did not affect post-thaw motility. Cryosurvival of TVs and ARTVs from...

  19. Sucesión sedimento-pedológica del Cenozoico Tardío de Zárate (Buenos Aires: registro continental del MIS 5 e intervalos interglaciales más antiguos

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    Ofelia Rita Tófalo

    2008-09-01

    Full Text Available Se presenta la reconstrucción de una secuencia de procesos pedosedimentarios de una sección del Cuaternario Tardío en las proximidades de la localidad de Zárate con el fin de contribuir al conocimiento de la evolución del paisaje en el sector norte de la provincia de Buenos Aires. Para ello se integraron observaciones de campo con estudios de laboratorio: tamaño de grano, mineralogía de las fracciones arena, limo y arcilla, micromorfología, concentraciones de Rb y Sr, análisis por luminiscencia óptica (OSL y un estudio paleomagnético preliminar. Los paleosuelos se desarrollaron en loess y se observaron cuatro claras interrupciones en la sedimentación y generación de los mismos, que determinaron cuatro unidades con distintos tipos de calcretes. Los paleosuelos soldados desarrollados en la unidad C pueden correlacionarse con los observados en Baradero (provincia de Buenos Aires y Lozada (provincia de Córdoba y corresponderían al estadío isotópico 5 (MIS 5, último intervalo interglacial antes del presente, determinado en testigos marinos. El aumento de la relación Rb/Sr indica alteraciones ocurridas durante los procesos de meteorización química y en general se incrementa en los niveles de paleosuelos. Los niveles de calcretes de aguas subterráneas y pedogénicos y su asociación con esmectita, illita y óxido férrico indican que el clima habría sido más seco que el actual y marcadamente estacional. Finalmente, se sugiere la posible correlación de uno de los paleosuelos estudiados con el estadío isotópico 11 (MIS 11.

  20. 141 BOVINE EMBRYO DEVELOPMENT RATES ARE AFFECTED WHEN OOCYTES ARE MATURED IN DIFFERENT VIALS CONTAINING HEPES/BICARBONATE BUFFERED MEDIUM.

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    Hashem, N; Secher, J O; Pryor, J H; Long, C R; Looney, C R; Avery, B; Hyttel, P; Stroebech, L

    2016-01-01

    Laboratory ware for the in vitro-produced embryos is generally made from embryo-tested plastic instead of glass. The quality of the plastic is crucial for the outcome because plastic is often toxic to gametes (Nijs et al. 2009 Fertil. Steril. 92, 527-535). In addition, gas molecules permeate through the plastic at a rate that depends on a variety of factors, such as diffusion coefficient and thickness of the plastic. In an incubator with appropriate concentration of CO2 and vented culture vessels, the gas permeability of the plastic is not important. When oocytes are transported outside a controlled atmosphere, gas permeability, toxicity, and oocyte cumulus cell CO2 metabolism could perturb the outcome. Medium containing bicarbonate buffer increases pH outside of a controlled atmosphere within minutes, whereas medium buffered with HEPES maintains suitable pH for hours. Previously, we tested that gas permeability differs among plastic vials and glass vials with no cumulus-oocyte complexes (COC) by measuring pH after 2, 5, and 24h at the same temperature. The objective of this study was to compare pH post-maturation, blastocyst development rates on Day 8 post-IVF (Day 0=IVF) between 2 different 1.2-mL polypropylene cryovials (A: VWR DK, 479-1219; B: Sigma-Aldrich, St. Louis, MO, USA, CLS430289), glass vial (VWR DK, NSCAC4015-96), and 4-well plate (4WP) as control (Thermo Fisher Scientific, Waltham, MA, USA, 144444). A total of 1135 abattoir-derived COC in Exp. 1 and 133 in Exp. 2 were divided equally between the treatments (20-25 COC per vessel). Vials/4WP contained 0.8/0.5mL of BO-IVM HEPES, a HEPES/bicarbonate medium (IVF Bioscience; BO-HEPES-IVM, UK). Maturation lasted 22 to 24h at 38.8°C in an incubator with either a humidified atmosphere of 5.5% CO2 in air (Exp. 1) or with no CO2 contact (Exp. 2). In Exp. 1, oocyte vials were matured without a vial lid while in Exp. 2 vial lids were closed. Statistical analysis was performed with chi-square and mean±SD. In Exp

  1. Freeze-Drying Process Development and Scale-Up: Scale-Up of Edge Vial Versus Center Vial Heat Transfer Coefficients, Kv.

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    Pikal, Michael J; Bogner, Robin; Mudhivarthi, Vamsi; Sharma, Puneet; Sane, Pooja

    2016-11-01

    This report presents calculations of the difference between the vial heat transfer coefficient of the "edge vial" and the "center vial" at all scales. The only scale-up adjustment for center vials is for the contribution of radiation from the shelf upon which the vial sits by replacing the emissivity of the laboratory dryer shelf with the emissivity of the production dryer shelf. With edge vials, scales-up adjustments are more complex. While convection is not important, heat transfer from the wall to the bands (surrounding the vial array) by radiation and directly from the band to the vials by both radiation and conduction is important; this radiation heat transfer depends on the emissivity of the vial and the bands and is nearly independent of the emissivity of the dryer walls. Differences in wall temperatures do impact the edge vial effect and scale-up, and estimates for wall temperatures are needed for both laboratory and manufacturing dryers. Auto-loading systems (no bands) may give different edge vial heat transfer coefficients than when operating with bands. Satisfactory agreement between theoretical predictions and experimental values of the edge vial effect indicate that results calculated from the theory are of useful accuracy.

  2. The Greenhouse Effect in a Vial.

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    Golden, Richard; Sneider, Cary

    1989-01-01

    Presents an example of a greenhouse-effect experiment from the Climate Protection Institute. Analyzes the amount of carbon dioxide in ambient air, human exhalation, automobile exhaust, and nearly pure carbon dioxide by titrating with ammonia and bromthymol blue. (MVL)

  3. Application of Modified Shell Vial Culture Procedure for Arbovirus Detection

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    2007-10-17

    Venezuela Encephalitis Equine (VEE) viruses using a Modified Shell Vial Culture (MSVC) protocol to a Standard Cell Culture (SCC) protocol. First the...GA, Langer JM, Woods GL, Procter M, Hillyard DR (2004) Evaluation of the ELVIS plate method for the detection and typing of herpes simplex virus in

  4. Dosing Accuracy of Insulin Pens Versus Conventional Syringes and Vials

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    Y.M. Luijf; J.H. Devries

    2010-01-01

    Pen injection devices have acquired a pivotal role in insulin delivery, surpassing the use of conventional insulin syringes in many parts of the world. In this review we sought to determine differences in dosing accuracy between insulin pens and conventional syringes and vials, also touching on pati

  5. UNA APROXIMACION AL COMPORTAMIENTO VIAL DESDE LA PERSPECTIVA DURKHEIMIANA.

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    Hernán Ramón Paiva

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available El presente trabajo pretende analiza casos de procesos y dramas sociales vinculados  a eventos generados en la vía pública, donde el comportamientos de conductores y peatones está atravesado por reglas y valores que más allá de estar legislada por las leyes y normas de tránsito, se sitúa en los preceptos de una vida moral laica que actúa restituyendo el orden público/vial frente a cualquier acto que lo amenace. En este sentido se apela a conceptos como el de solidaridad, moralidad y anomia. Por último se reflexiona sobre la transgresión a las normas viales.

  6. Red Vial de Nicaragua (Optimización y Mantenimiento

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    Wilfredo Martínez

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available La red vial es un patrimonio nacional, el cual es necesario: proteger, conservar, aumentar y mejorar; para apoyar eldesarrollo socioeconómico de nuestro país. La actividad de mantenimiento, constituye un factor determinante quegarantiza la operación satisfactoria del transporte durante la vida útil de los caminos; en sus diferentes modalidades. La ausencia de un mantenimiento preventivo y de un mantenimiento correctivo tardío, conduce a que la inversiónrealizada sufra una depreciación más acelerada, acortando su vida útil; obteniendo un grado de aprovechamientomenor que se traduce en una disminución de los beneficios estimados, ya que la rentabilidad no podrá ser óptima aldescuidar esta función. “Con frecuencia, los costos operativos de los vehículos, excederán los costos de losdepartamentos viales por un factor de 10 o màs, especialmente en carreteras de gran volumen de trànsito”.(Zaniewski, 1989. Por lo tanto, los costos (economía de los usuarios deben ser tomados en cuenta al momento deproyectar la construcción de una carretera. Por tal razón el Gobierno de Nicaragua, en conjunto con lasinstituciones correspondientes, han asumido un rol prioritario en la ejecución y mantenimiento de la red vial. Esteensayo pretende aportar elementos cuantitativos y cualitativos, para el análisis y mejoramiento de la Red Vial.

  7. Proteja a sus seres queridos de las lesiones viales

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    2008-12-10

    Este podcast, que forma parte de la iniciativa Proteja a sus seres queridos, aborda las medidas que pueden tomar los padres de familia para ayudar a proteger a sus niños de las lesiones viales, una de las principales causas de lesiones infantiles.  Created: 12/10/2008 by National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC).   Date Released: 4/1/2009.

  8. Límites de la tarificación vial

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    Louis de Grange

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Para muchos académicos y profesionales de la ingeniería de transporte, el concepto de tarificación por congestión se ha transformado en el paradigma de la eficiencia en el uso de la escasa infraestructura vial y del desincentivo al uso excesivo del automóvil. Si bien la tarificación vial puede ser, en varios casos, una buena herramienta de gestión de tráfico, comporta también una serie de riesgos y sobreexpectativas que es importante tener en consideración a la hora de diseñar, implementar y administrar un eficiente esquema de tarificación vial. En este trabajo presentamos una serie de antecedentes, basados muchos de ellos en la literatura especializada y en evidencia empírica, que permiten describir los riesgos potenciales y eventuales sobreexpectativas que enfrenta una política de tarificación por congestión, lo que puede ser de gran ayuda para impulsar una correcta implementación de esta política de gestión de tráfico.

  9. Investigating factors leading to fogging of glass vials in lyophilized drug products.

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    Abdul-Fattah, Ahmad M; Oeschger, Richard; Roehl, Holger; Bauer Dauphin, Isabelle; Worgull, Martin; Kallmeyer, Georg; Mahler, Hanns-Christian

    2013-10-01

    Vial "Fogging" is a phenomenon observed after lyophilization due to drug product creeping upwards along the inner vial surface. After the freeze-drying process, a haze of dried powder is visible inside the drug product vial, making it barely acceptable for commercial distribution from a cosmetic point of view. Development studies were performed to identify the root cause for fogging during manufacturing of a lyophilized monoclonal antibody drug product. The results of the studies indicate that drug product creeping occurs during the filling process, leading to vial fogging after lyophilization. Glass quality/inner surface, glass conversion/vial processing (vial "history") and formulation excipients, e.g., surfactants (three different surfactants were tested), all affect glass fogging to a certain degree. Results showed that the main factor to control fogging is primarily the inner vial surface hydrophilicity/hydrophobicity. While Duran vials were not capable of reliably improving the level of fogging, hydrophobic containers provided reliable means to improve the cosmetic appearance due to reduction in fogging. Varying vial depyrogenation treatment conditions did not lead to satisfying results in removal of the fogging effect. Processing conditions of the vial after filling with drug product had a strong impact on reducing but not eliminating fogging.

  10. Red Vial de Nicaragua (Optimización y Mantenimiento)

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    Wilfredo Martínez

    2013-01-01

    La red vial es un patrimonio nacional, el cual es necesario: proteger, conservar, aumentar y mejorar; para apoyar eldesarrollo socioeconómico de nuestro país. La actividad de mantenimiento, constituye un factor determinante quegarantiza la operación satisfactoria del transporte durante la vida útil de los caminos; en sus diferentes modalidades. La ausencia de un mantenimiento preventivo y de un mantenimiento correctivo tardío, conduce a que la inversiónrealizada sufra una depreciación más ac...

  11. Edificio de oficinas. Viale di Trastevere – Roma

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    Lafuente, Julio G.

    1958-09-01

    Full Text Available El solar, largo y estrecho, en esquina a Viale di Trastevere y Via Carlo Porta, y con fachada posterior a amplio patio de manzana, ha permitido resolver el bloque de viviendas en tres unidades alineadas, cada una de cuyas escaleras da acceso a dos viviendas por planta. No obstante, al exterior, el conjunto ha sido concebido con gran unidad de composición, jugando un papel importante el ritmo vigoroso de terrazas y paños ciegos de fábrica de ladrillo de sus miradores.

  12. CRITERIOS E INDICADORES DE SOSTENIBILIDAD EN EL SUBSECTOR VIAL

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    Martha Melizza Ordoñez Díaz

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Actualmente en Colombia el desempeño de un contratista de obra se determina de acuerdo con los avances y resultados obtenidos en la construcción de la misma, mas no por su desempeño ambiental; sin embargo, cualquier tipo de obra civil se puede llevar a cabo con mayor o menor complejidad, dependiendo de la disponibilidad de recursos naturales en la zona y la visión que tenga la comunidad sobre el proyecto, de tal forma que la inversión económica y el tiempo de ejecución no solo dependerá de las actividades y costos netos de las obras civiles sino, además, de factores ambientales y sociales propios del lugar de ejecución. Con esta revisión bibliográfica sobre indicadores y guías ambientales internacionales, se pretende incentivar la sostenibilidad como eje transversal de los proyectos viales en Colombia, fortalecer las medidas de manejo socioambiental y mejorar el seguimiento y evaluación de los proyectos viales en el marco del equilibrio social, ambiental y económico que impulsa el desarrollo sostenible

  13. Inventarios viales y categorización de la red vial en estudios de Ingeniería de Tránsito y Transporte

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    Julián Rodrigo Quintero

    2011-01-01

    Se presentan las principales consideraciones y los aspectos técnicos fundamentales de la elaboración de Inventarios Viales y la Categorización de la Red Vial, aplicadas a la realización de estudios de ingeniería de tránsito y transporte. Se exponen los aspectos generales relacionados con la elaboración de los inventarios de infraestructura vial, de señalización y dispositivos de control, de estacionamientos, de paraderos y de rutas de transporte público colectivo urbano de pasajeros, como una...

  14. Sucesión sedimento-pedológica del Cenozoico Tardío de Zárate (Buenos Aires: registro continental del MIS 5 e intervalos interglaciales más antiguos A pedosedimentary succession of the Late Cenozoic of Zárate (Buenos Aires: continental record of the MIS5 and older inter glacial intervals

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    Ofelia Rita Tófalo

    2008-09-01

    Full Text Available Se presenta la reconstrucción de una secuencia de procesos pedosedimentarios de una sección del Cuaternario Tardío en las proximidades de la localidad de Zárate con el fin de contribuir al conocimiento de la evolución del paisaje en el sector norte de la provincia de Buenos Aires. Para ello se integraron observaciones de campo con estudios de laboratorio: tamaño de grano, mineralogía de las fracciones arena, limo y arcilla, micromorfología, concentraciones de Rb y Sr, análisis por luminiscencia óptica (OSL y un estudio paleomagnético preliminar. Los paleosuelos se desarrollaron en loess y se observaron cuatro claras interrupciones en la sedimentación y generación de los mismos, que determinaron cuatro unidades con distintos tipos de calcretes. Los paleosuelos soldados desarrollados en la unidad C pueden correlacionarse con los observados en Baradero (provincia de Buenos Aires y Lozada (provincia de Córdoba y corresponderían al estadío isotópico 5 (MIS 5, último intervalo interglacial antes del presente, determinado en testigos marinos. El aumento de la relación Rb/Sr indica alteraciones ocurridas durante los procesos de meteorización química y en general se incrementa en los niveles de paleosuelos. Los niveles de calcretes de aguas subterráneas y pedogénicos y su asociación con esmectita, illita y óxido férrico indican que el clima habría sido más seco que el actual y marcadamente estacional. Finalmente, se sugiere la posible correlación de uno de los paleosuelos estudiados con el estadío isotópico 11 (MIS 11.Pedosedimentary processes, recorded in a late Quaternary section near Zarate city, north Buenos Aires province are reconstructed in this study. Both field features and laboratory results were analyzed as a whole. Grain size, sand, silt and clay mineralogy, micromorphology, Rb and Sr concentrations, optical stimulated luminescence (OSL ages as well as preliminary paleomagnetic analysis were performed in order

  15. Analysis of pressurization of plutonium oxide storage vials during a postulated fire

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    Laurinat, J.; Kesterson, M.; Hensel, S.

    2015-02-10

    The documented safety analysis for the Savannah River Site evaluates the consequences of a postulated 1000 °C fire in a glovebox. The radiological dose consequences for a pressurized release of plutonium oxide powder during such a fire depend on the maximum pressure that is attained inside the oxide storage vial. To enable evaluation of the dose consequences, pressure transients and venting flow rates have been calculated for exposure of the storage vial to the fire. A standard B vial with a capacity of approximately 8 cc was selected for analysis. The analysis compares the pressurization rate from heating and evaporation of moisture adsorbed onto the plutonium oxide contents of the vial with the pressure loss due to venting of gas through the threaded connection between the vial cap and body. Tabulated results from the analysis include maximum pressures, maximum venting velocities, and cumulative vial volumes vented during the first 10 minutes of the fire transient. Results are obtained for various amounts of oxide in the vial, various amounts of adsorbed moisture, different vial orientations, and different surface fire exposures.

  16. RAPID DETECTION OF RESPIRATORY VIRUSES USING MIXTURES OF MONOCLONAL-ANTIBODIES ON SHELL VIAL CULTURES

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    SCHIRM, J; LUIJT, DS; PASTOOR, GW; MANDEMA, JM; SCHRODER, FP

    1992-01-01

    Eleven hundred and thirty-three clinical specimens submitted to the laboratory for diagnosis of respiratory virus infections were tested by direct immunofluorescence (DIF) for respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), by shell vial culture, and by conventional cell culture. The shell vial cultures were sta

  17. Inventario de deslizamientos en la red vial colombiana

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    Juan Montero O.

    2011-02-01

    Full Text Available El Ministerio de Obres Públicas y Transporte solicitó en 1985 a la Facultad de Ingeniería de la Universidad Nacional de Colombia en Bogotá, la realización de una investigación piloto sobre los deslizamientos que afectan la red vial nacional, en desarrollo de la cual se efectuó un inventario de los deslizamientos y movimientos de masa más importantes. Con base en los resultados obtenidos se propone la división del territorio nacional en ocho regiones, cada una con características similares desde el punto de vista de la estabilidad de los taludes, y se comentan los resultados y perspectivas de mayor interés.

  18. Development of the detection threshold concept from a close look at sorption occurrence inside a glass vial based on the in-vial vaporization of semivolatile fatty acids.

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    Kim, Yong-Hyun; Kim, Ki-Hyun; Szulejko, Jan E; Parker, David

    2014-07-01

    Headspace (HS) analysis has been recommended as one of the most optimal methods for extracting and analyzing volatile organic compounds from samples in diverse media such as soil and water. Short-chain volatile fatty acids (VFA, C3-C7) with strong adsorptivity were selected as the target compounds to assess the basic characteristics of the HS analysis through simulation of HS conditions by in-vial vaporization of liquid-phase standards (VL) in 25 mL glass vials. The reliability of the VL approach was assessed by apportioning the in-vial VFA mass into three classes: (1) vaporized fraction, (2) dynamic adsorption on the vial walls (intermediate stage between vaporization and irreversible absorption), and (3) irreversible absorptive loss (on the vial wall). The dynamic adsorption partitioning inside the vial increased with n-VFA carbon number, e.g., 43% (C2: acetic acid, extrapolated value), 65% (C3: propanoic acid), and 98% (C7: heptanoic acid). The maximum irreversible losses for the studied n-VFAs exhibited a quadratic relationship with carbon number. If the detection threshold limit (DTL: the onset of mass detection after attaining the maximum irreversible loss) is estimated, the DTL values for target VFAs were in the range of 101 ng for i-valeric acid to 616 ng for propionic acid, which are larger than the method detection limit by about 3 orders of magnitude. Consequently, quantitation of VFAs using the VL approach should be critically assessed by simultaneously considering the DTL criterion and the initial VFA masses loaded into the vial.

  19. Glass delamination: a comparison of the inner surface performance of vials and pre-filled syringes.

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    Zhao, Jianxiu; Lavalley, Virginie; Mangiagalli, Paolo; Wright, Justin M; Bankston, Theresa E

    2014-12-01

    The occurrence of glass delamination is a serious concern for parenteral drug products. Over the past several years, there has been a series of product recalls involving glass delamination in parenteral drugs stored in vials which has led to heightened industry and regulatory scrutiny. In this study, a two-pronged approach was employed to assess the inner surface durability of vials and pre-filled syringes. Non-siliconized syringes were used in order to directly compare glass to glass performance between vials and syringes. The vial and syringe performance was screened with pharmaceutically relevant formulation conditions. The influence of pH, buffer type, ionic strength, and glass type and source was evaluated. In addition, an aggressive but discriminating formulation condition (glutaric acid, pH 11) was used to ascertain the impact of syringe processing. Advanced analytical tools including inductively coupled plasma/mass spectrometry, scanning electron microscopy, atomic force microscopy, and dynamic secondary ion mass spectroscopy showed significant differences in glass performance between vials and syringes. Pre-filled syringes outperform vials for most tests and conditions. The manufacturing conditions for vials lead to glass defects, not found in pre-filled syringes, which result in a less chemically resistant surface. The screening methodology presented in this work can be applied to assess suitability of primary containers for specific drug applications.

  20. Valoraciones sobre la gestión del sistema de seguridad vial en Cuba.

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    Tania Ivón Sosa Ibarra

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available El presente trabajo tiene como objetivo valorar con enfoque crítico el cumplimiento de la agenda del Observatorio Iberoamericano para la Seguridad Vial (OISEVI que evidencie los aciertos y desaciertos en esta actividad, se analiza en la literatura los enfoques de los autores Tony Bliss y Jeanne Breen que enfatizan en la concepción de sistema no solo a la seguridad vial sino también a la gestión de esta como sistema y se realiza una aplicación de los aspectos de la encuesta del OISEVI a la gestión de la seguridad vial en Cuba por el grupo de asesores de la Comisión Nacional de seguridad vial, pertenecientes a la Universidad de Sancti Spíritus, que durante los últimos años estudian esta problemática, detallando los argumentos que conciben para otorgar los valores en las respuestas al cuestionario. Con esta encuesta se obtiene una primera aproximación del estado de la gestión de la seguridad vial en el país, y se arriban a valoraciones acerca de cómo se encuentra Cuba respecto a los lineamientos básicos y generales que hacen exitosa a la gestión en seguridad vial, basada en los cinco pilares del Plan Mundial para el Decenio de Acción para la Seguridad Vial 2011-2020.

  1. Evaluation of the open vial method in the radon measurement; Evaluacion del metodo del vial abierto en la medicion de radon

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    Lopez del Rio, H.; Davila R, J. I.; Mireles G, F., E-mail: hlopezdelrio@hotmail.com [Universidad Autonoma de Zacatecas, Unidad Academica de Estudios Nucleares, Cipres No. 10, Fracc. La Penuela, 98068 Zacatecas (Mexico)

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    The open vial method is a simple technique, under-utilized but that take advantage of the great radon solubility in organic solvents, therefore applies in the measurement of the radon concentration exhaled in soil. The method consists on the exposition to the gas radon of an open vial with scintillating solution. An integral mathematical model for indoors that describes the emanation processes and gas radon exhalation was developed, as well as the radon dissolution in the scintillation liquid, besides obtaining the characteristic parameters of the experimental system proposed for the radon concentration calculation exhaled by soils. Two experimental arrangements were designed with exposition cameras of 12 and 6 L and quantity of different soil. The open vial was prepared with a mixture of 8 ml of deionized water and 12 ml of scintillation liquid OptiPhase Hi Safe 3 in polyethylene vials; the measurements of the dissolved radon were carried out in scintillation liquid equipment. As a result, on average 2.0% of the exhaled radon is dissolved in the open vial and the dissolved fraction is independent of the experimental arrangement. Also was observed that the exposition time does not affect the radon dissolution significantly, in correspondence with the reported in the literature. (Author)

  2. Diagnóstico de la infraestructura vial actual en Colombia.

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    La infraestructura vial es de vital importancia en el desarrollo y crecimiento de un país, mueve la economía y vincula las regiones aisladas. Con este documento se pretende hacer un diagnóstico de la infraestructura vial actual en Colombia mostrando el estado de las vías y los proyectos que se encuentran en desarrollo en este momento y los proyectos futuros que el gobierno tiene en estudio. Además se presentan datos del transporte de carga y de pasajeros en la infraestructura vial y como inci...

  3. Isolation of Hepatitis C Virus in Norjizac Vials

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    Zary Nokhodian

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Hepatitis C virus (HCV has been recognized as a major health problem worldwide. The estimated number of infected individuals is over 170 million people worldwide (1. After hepatitis B, it is the most important cause of chronic hepatitis, cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma. Therefore, prevention of HCV infection is one of the most important public health concerns, because the majority of infected people would experience chronic hepatitis (2, 3. HCV can be easily transmitted through blood products transfusion and infected syringes. No surprise, the infection rate is remarkably high among injecting drug abusers (IDUs (4, 5.HCV has been identified as the most common viral infection affecting IDUs (6. Sharing contaminated needles and syringes, going to shooting galleries, using cocaine, unprotected sex, and sharing shaving equipments, are all among the major causes of contaminating IDUs with HCV (7, 8. In some countries such as India, Pakistan, Indonesia, and Thailand, the prevalence of anti-HCV antibody among the IDUs is reported to be at least 90% (9. The reported prevalence from Iran ranged from 38% to 47% (10 and in another study it is about 60% (11."Norjizac," also known as "hand-made Temgizac," and "Ab Crack (Crack solution," is a slang name for a drug which is abused by a number of IDUs in Iran since five years ego. It is usually used as intravenous injections, although some of drug abusers use Norjizac intramuscularly and/or subcutaneously. Norjizac is one of the most hard drugs in Iran and accompanying several complications like abscess formation, development of septic emboli and soft tissue infections in IDUs. Based on reports on probable human contamination in Norjizac vials, we conducted this study to find out why some of IDUs who used the drug have developed HCV infection without any history of sharing in injection tools. In a case series reported from Isfahan conducted in 2008, 14 vials of Norjizac bought from smugglers from various

  4. Estudio multiescalar de la formación de costras salinas sobre sedimentos amorfos silíceos lacustres.

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    2010-01-01

    Sobre los suelos/sedimentos (lacustres, eólicos y fluviales) del antiguo Lago de Texcoco se desarrollan costras salinas con diferentes morfologías. La mayor diversidad de costras se presenta sobre los sedimentos amorfos silíceos lacustres. Las costras e interfase costra-sedimento fueron analizadas mediante métodos físicos y químicos, difracción de rayos-X (DRX), microscopía petrográfica (MP) y microscopía electrónica de barrido (MEB/EDS). Se encontró que la morfología está relacionada princ...

  5. Inventarios viales y categorización de la red vial en estudios de Ingeniería de Tránsito y Transporte

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    Julián Rodrigo Quintero

    2011-03-01

    Full Text Available Se presentan las principales consideraciones y los aspectos técnicos fundamentales de la elaboración de Inventarios Viales y la Categorización de la Red Vial, aplicadas a la realización de estudios de ingeniería de tránsito y transporte. Se exponen los aspectos generales relacionados con la elaboración de los inventarios de infraestructura vial, de señalización y dispositivos de control, de estacionamientos, de paraderos y de rutas de transporte público colectivo urbano de pasajeros, como una herramienta práctica para complementar los procedimientos de campo y optimizar los procesos y análisis de resultados orientados a identificar, caracterizar y cuantificar las variables relacionadas con el desarrollo del fenómeno del tránsito y la actividad del transporte.

  6. Effects of phosphate buffer in parenteral drugs on particle formation from glass vials.

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    Ogawa, Toru; Miyajima, Makoto; Wakiyama, Naoki; Terada, Katsuhide

    2013-01-01

    The characteristics of inorganic particles generated in glass vials filled with phosphate buffer solutions were investigated. During storage, particles were visually detected in the phosphate buffer solution in particular glass vials which pass compendial tests of containers for injectable drugs. These particles were considered to be different from ordinal glass delamination, which has been reported in a number of papers because the particles were mainly composed of Al, P and O, but not Si. The formation of the particles accelerated at higher storage temperatures. Among the surface treatments tested for the glass vials, sulfur treatment showed a protective effect on the particle formation in the vials, whereas the SiO(2) coating did not have any protective effects. It was found that the elution ratio of Al and Si in the solution stored in the glass vials after the heating was similar to the ratio of Al and Si in borosilicate glass. However, the Al concentration decreased during storage (5°C, 6 months), and consequently, particle formation was observed in the solution. Adding citrate, which is a chelating agent for Al, effectively suppressed the particle formation in the heated solution. When 50 ppb and higher concentrations of Al ion were added to the phosphate buffer solution, the formation of white particles containing Al, P and O was detected. It is suggested that a phosphate buffer solution in a borosilicate glass vial has the ability to form particles due to interactions with the Al that is eluted from the glass during storage.

  7. Application of modified shell vial culture procedure for arbovirus detection.

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    Edna R Caceda

    Full Text Available The isolation of arboviruses from patient's low titer sera can be difficult. Here we compared the detection efficiency of Dengue (DEN, Yellow Fever (YF, Saint Louis Encephalitis (SLE, West Nile (WN, Ilheus (ILH, Group C (GC, Oropouche (ORO, Mayaro (MAY and Venezuela Encephalitis Equine (VEE viruses using a Modified Shell Vial Culture (MSVC protocol to a Standard Cell Culture (SCC protocol. First the MSVC and SCC protocols were compared using five dilutions for each of the following stock viruses: DEN-1, DEN-2, DEN-3, DEN-4, YF, SLE, WN, ILH, GC, ORO, MAY and VEE. Next, patients' original sera from which viruses (DEN-1, DEN-2, DEN-3, YF, GC, ORO, MAY and VEE had been previously isolated were compare by the two methods using five sera dilutions. In addition, seven sera that were positive for DEN-3 by RT-PCR and negative by SCC were processed by MSVC. The MSVC protocol was consistently 1-2 logs higher virus dilution more sensitive for virus detection than the SCC protocol for all stock Flaviviruses tested (DEN-1, DEN-2, DEN-3, DEN-4, YF, SLE, WN and ILH. MSVC was equal to or one log more sensitive for virus detection than SCC for the stock Bunyaviruses (GC and ORO. For the stock Alphavirus MAY, MSVC was equally or one log more sensitive for virus detection than SCC, while for VEE SCC was equally or one log more sensitive for virus detection than MSVC. MSVC was consistently one to two sera dilutions more sensitive than SCC for the detection of Flaviviruses from patients' sera. Both methods were approximately equally sensitive for the detection of Bunyaviruses from patients' sera and equal or one dilution less sensitive for the detection of Alphaviruses from patients' sera. Additionally, MSVC detected DEN virus in five of seven DEN-3 RT-PCR positive, SCC negative patients' sera.

  8. Una alternativa para la formación vial

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    Carolina Belén Tencio Blanco

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo muestra de manera general la problemática que actualmente se vive a nivel mun-dial, y que ha venido aumentado año tras año en la sociedad costarricense, con cifras alarmantes donde la edad, el sexo, el credo, status social no escapan a tal situación, y que afecta las diferentes áreas sociales que velan por el bienestar de todos, una problemática que desencadena un sin fin de consecuencias fatales: los accidentes de tránsito. Esta epidemia como la llama la OMS (Organización Mundial de la Salud, ha sido desde ya hace décadas una enfermedad silen-ciosa, donde no se encuentran soluciones eficaces que acaben con tantas secuelas que deja a su paso, a pesar del esfuerzo de muchas instituciones del país. Es así como se pretende desarrollar una iniciativa desde una perspectiva que oriente la búsqueda de soluciones, desde las raíces de nuestra cultura, por medio de una formación integral continua desde edades tempranas. Esta tarea sin lugar a dudas le corresponde a todos los que somos partícipes, pero la visión y misión de formar ciudadanos concientes de sus derechos, sin olvidar sus deberes en armonía con lo que le rodea desde principios que demuestran una sociedad más responsable y segura, le corresponde al sistema edu-cativo costarricense, en conjunto con las diversas enti-dades que de una u otra forma son parte de esta situa-ción. Esto con el objetivo de encontrar en la educación continua y sistemática, una herramienta efectiva que a mediano o largo plazo logre disminuir las estadísticas de muertes en carretera, por la negligencia o error humano, causa de mayor incidencia en los accidentes de tránsito, por medio de una formación en y para una cultura vial, cuya política e ideología sea respetar la vida en la búsqueda del bienestar común.

  9. Hydraulic sediment remotion in physical models; Aplicacion en modelos fisicos de la remocion hidraulica de sedimentos

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    Marengo Mogollon, Humberto [Comision Federal de Electricidad (Mexico)

    2001-03-01

    Sediment remotion in reservoirs has received an increased attention worldwide because of the difficulty to build new dams. This paper shows the application of some flushing techniques in two hydraulic experimental models that were used in order to estimate the efficiency in sediment remotion, as well as feasible solutions to be applied in our country. [Spanish] La remocion de sedimentos que se acumulan en los embalses ha recibido recientemente una gran atencion en diversas partes del mundo debido fundamentalmente a la dificultad de construir nuevas presas. Este articulo muestra el uso de la remocion hidraulica de sedimentos en embalses aplicados a dos modelos hidraulicos experimentales que se emplearon para estimar la eficiencia de dicha remocion, ademas de posibles soluciones que se consideran factibles de utilizarse en nuestro pais.

  10. Transporte de sedimentos como carga de fondo en la cuenca del río Narcea (vertiente norte de la Cordillera Cantábrica)

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    2014-01-01

    Una red de drenaje puede ser percibida como una cinta transportadora que acarrea agua y sedimento desde las zonas de cabecera hasta las áreas de sedimentación marinas. Así entendido, el sistema fluvial representa el enlace necesario entre los procesos erosivos y los procesos sedimentarios. Una adecuada comprensión del medio fluvial pasa, por tanto, por un correcto entendimiento de los procesos de transporte de sedimento. De todo el sedimento que transita por la red fluvial, el sedimento trans...

  11. Experiencia-modelo piloto de los talleres de seguridad vial, como alternativa a la pena privativa de libertad en los delitos contra la seguridad vial

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    Isabel Germán Mancebo

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Algunos de los delitos contra la seguridad vial en España tienen asignada la pena de trabajos en beneficio de la comunidad (TBC. Y en la práctica se han percibido problemas en su implementación, entre otros motivos por el aumento de la comisión de los delitos de tránsito y la escasez de puestos de trabajo social para poder llevar a cabo los trabajos comunitarios. Tanto la reciente modificación del Código Penal, como de la normativa reguladora de esta sanción, permite desarrollar los TBC por medio de la realización de talleres. En este artículo se presenta la experiencia-modelo piloto de los talleres de seguridad vial que dan contenido a la pena de TBC, como alternativa a la pena privativa de libertad, lo que resulta de especial interés al ser una de las primeras experiencias de esta naturaleza en España. Para ello se describen los talleres desarrollados, mensualmente, durante el año 2010, a saber: su primer año de funcionamiento en la provincia de Gipuzkoa (España, detallando su estructura, dinámica y tareas -tanto formativas como de utilidad pública- que realizaron los penados. La implementación de estos talleres ha paliado las deficiencias percibidas en la aplicación de la pena de TBC, dotándola de contenido, y superando así las críticas a las que esta sanción se había visto expuesta. Los talleres de seguridad vial responden de forma efectiva al papel preventivo que se le ha otorgado a este tipo de sanciones en el ámbito de la seguridad vial.

  12. Guía BID de apoyo a proyectos de seguridad vial

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    Alejandro Taddia; Elena de la Peña

    2012-01-01

    Presentación de Elena de la Peña de la Asociación Española de la Carretera y Alejandro Taddia, especialista de Transporte del BID donde se muestra esta Guía interactiva para preparación de proyectos de seguridad vial en el contexto latinoamericano. Se realizó durante el Congreso Iberoamericano de Seguridad Vial (CISEV) III de Bogotá DC. Para acceder al recurso mencionado en la presentación, consulte el campo "Related URL" más abajo.

  13. Seguridad vial laboral escenario preventivo necesario. ISO 39001, la herramienta ideal

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    Salas Ollé, Carles

    2015-01-01

    Los accidentes laborales viales suponen una de las causas con mayor impacto en la seguridad y salud de los trabajadores. Las empresas han desviado la atención sobre los accidentes viales, argumentando que sobre aquello que sucede fuera del ámbito físico y/o temporal de la jornada laboral, no es prioritario intervenir, y creyendo que así ahorran costes. la norma ISO 39001 es la herramienta más eficaz para abordar este asunto.

  14. Inventarios viales y categorización de la red vial en estudios de Ingeniería de Tránsito y Transporte

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    Julián Rodrigo Quintero

    2011-11-01

    Full Text Available Se presentan las principales consideraciones y los aspectos técnicos fundamentales de la elaboración de Inventarios Viales y la Categorización de la Red Vial, aplicadas a la realización de estudios de ingeniería de tránsito y transporte. Se exponen los aspectos generales relacionados con la elaboración de los inventarios de infraestructura vial, de señalización y dispositivos de control, de estacionamientos, de paraderos y de rutas de transporte público colectivo urbano de pasajeros, como una herramienta práctica para complementar los procedimientos de campo y optimizar los procesos y análisis de resultados orientados a identificar, caracterizar y cuantificar las variables relacionadas con el desarrollo del fenómeno del tránsito y la actividad del transporte.

  15. Supervisando la seguridad vial en el Perú Supervising road safety in Peru

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    Freddy Sagástegui

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available En este artículo se describe algunos problemas en seguridad vial que la Defensoría del Pueblo del Perú, en su trabajo como ente supervisor de la administración pública ha detectado, entre esos problemas se mencionan a: la escasa y mala elaboración de estadísticas de accidentes de tránsito; la inconsistencia del Consejo Nacional de Seguridad Vial y la irresponsabilidad de los gobiernos regionales y locales por su falta de aplicación del Plan Nacional de Seguridad Vial. Ante ello, la Defensoría del Pueblo sugiere que el Estado desarrolle un sistema estadístico riguroso, que fortalezca al Consejo Nacional de Seguridad Vial y que los diferentes sectores del Estado desarrollen el mencionado Plan Nacional.In this article some problems in road safety are described, which have been detected by the Ombudsman of Peru, as part of its role of public administration supervisor, amongst these problems we mention: lack of and inadequate elaboration of the statistics on road traffic accidents, the inconsistency of the National Council for Road Security and the lack of responsibility of the local and regional governments reflected by the lack of application of the National Plan of Road Safety. Facing this, the Ombudsman suggests that the State develops a rigorous statistical system, strengthens the National Council of Road Safety and that the different sectors of the government develop the mentioned National Plan.

  16. Mixed cells in shell vials for detection of influenza viruses and enteroviruses from clinical specimens

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    2013-01-01

    Objective To evaluate shell vials of MHV,a combination of Madin-Darby canine kidney cells(MDCK),human epidermoid cancer cells(Hep-2) and African green monkey kidney cells(Vero), and conventional cell culture in detecting influenza viruses and enterovirus from

  17. Aluminum elution and precipitation in glass vials: effect of pH and buffer species.

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    Ogawa, Toru; Miyajima, Makoto; Wakiyama, Naoki; Terada, Katsuhide

    2015-02-01

    Inorganic extractables from glass vials may cause particle formation in the drug solution. In this study, the ability of eluting Al ion from borosilicate glass vials, and tendencies of precipitation containing Al were investigated using various pHs of phosphate, citrate, acetate and histidine buffer. Through heating, all of the buffers showed that Si and Al were eluted from glass vials in ratios almost the same as the composition of borosilicate glass, and the amounts of Al and Si from various buffer solutions at pH 7 were in the following order: citrate > phosphate > acetate > histidine. In addition, during storage after heating, the Al concentration at certain pHs of phosphate and acetate buffer solution decreased, suggesting the formation of particles containing Al. In citrate buffer, Al did not decrease in spite of the high elution amount. Considering that the solubility profile of aluminum oxide and the Al eluting profile of borosilicate glass were different, it is speculated that Al ion may be forced to leach into the buffer solution according to Si elution on the surface of glass vials. When Al ions were added to the buffer solutions, phosphate, acetate and histidine buffer showed a decrease of Al concentration during storage at a neutral range of pHs, indicating the formation of particles containing Al. In conclusion, it is suggested that phosphate buffer solution has higher possibility of forming particles containing Al than other buffer solutions.

  18. Hacia el desarrollo sostenible en la seguridad vial : el caso holandés.

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    Wegman, F.C.M.

    1999-01-01

    En esta ponencia, se hace un estudio general sobre la Seguridad Vial en los Países Bajos, mostrando la evolución del indice de accidentes. Se indican cuales son los objetivos fijados por el Gobierno neerlandés y la estrategia a seguir desde el punto de vista político. Aparece el concepto de "segurid

  19. Protect Patients by Using Single- and Multi-Dose Vials Correctly

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    2014-07-10

    CDC’s One & Only Campaign urges healthcare providers to recognize the differences between single-dose and multi-dose vials, and to understand appropriate use of each container type.  Created: 7/10/2014 by National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (NCEZID).   Date Released: 7/10/2014.

  20. Actinomycetes bioactivos de sedimento marino de la costa central del Perú

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    Jorge León; Libia Liza; Isela Soto; D´Lourdes Cuadra; Lilian Patiño; Rito Zerpa

    2013-01-01

    En el presente trabajo evaluamos la actividad antibacteriana y antifúngica de actinomycetes marinos sobre patógenos de origen clínico. Asimismo, fueron evaluadas la capacidad de producir enzimas extracelulares como carbohidrasas, lipasas y proteasas. Los Actinomycetes fueron aislados de sedimentos colectados entre setiembre a diciembre del 2005 de las Bahías de Ancón (Lima) e Independencia (Ica) de 34 y 100 m de profundidad. El aislamiento se realizó en Agar Caseína - Almidón (ACA) y Agar Mar...

  1. Avances del proyecto: mapa geoquímica de sedimentos activos finos del departamento de antioquia

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    SÁNCHEZ A., LUIS HERNÁN; MOLINA E., JORGE MARTÍN; RODRÍGUEZ Á., RAFAEL

    2008-01-01

    Para la elaboración del Mapa Geoquímica de Sedimentos Activos Finos del Departamento de Antioquia, se diseño un sistema de bloques de 30 km x 20 km, donde se tomaron muestras sobre los drenajes más representativos y se prepararon compósitos para análisis de 6 elementos mayores (Al, Ca, Mg, K, Ti, Fe) y 9 elementos trazas ( Mn, Cr, Cu, K, Ba, Cd, Mo, Ni, Pb y Zn). De esta manera el Departamento de Antioquia quedó conformado por 152 bloques representados por una muestra compositada en cada uno ...

  2. Discriminación de sedimentos contaminados con jales mineros por medio de la forma de granos de cuarzo

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    Raúl Miranda-Avilés; María Jesús Puy-Alquiza; Yanmei Li

    2014-01-01

    En este trabajo se presenta un método alterno al análisis geoquímico para identificar la existencia de jales mineros en sedimentos y/o suelos por medio del análisis digital de imagen y parámetros de forma de cristales de cuarzo. El método se aplicó a jales mineros, sedimentos naturales y antropogénicos del Distrito Minero de Guanajuato. El parámetro que mejor discriminó los 3 grupos de granos de cuarzo (jales, antropogénico y natural) es la circularidad (C). La (C) promedio de cuarzo natural ...

  3. Extraction technique for the determination of oxygen-18 in water using preevacuated glass vials

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    Socki, R. A.; Karlsson, H. R.; Gibson, E. K. Jr; Gibson EK, J. r. (Principal Investigator)

    1992-01-01

    The need for a rapid, inexpensive technique for routine 18O/16O extraction from water has arisen recently through applications in the medical sciences and in hydrology. The traditional experimental technique for determining the oxygen isotope composition of water, the CO2-H2O equilibration method, is tedious, time consuming, and involves the use of custom-made glass apparatus. Furthermore, because of potential memory effects from one sample to the next, the glassware needs to be thoroughly cleaned between runs. A few attempts have been made to improve upon the method. Attempts to analyze water directly in the source of the mass spectrometer produced large memory effects and questionable results. Commercially available apparatus for automated extraction of 18O/16O from water is generally prohibitively expensive and often is designed to interface only with the manufacturer's own mass spectrometer. The method described in this paper utilizes inexpensive, off-the-shelf, preevacuated, glass vials. Preevacuated vials have been used by others for the isotopic analysis of breath CO2 and are well tested. The vials can be purchased in bulk from scientific apparatus suppliers at a relatively low cost. These are coupled with a simplified extraction line consisting of a stainless steel syringe needle and a glass cold trap. Vials are filled with CO2 and H2O and shaken in a constant-temperature water bath for at least 90 min. Since the vials are discarded after use, no cleaning is necessary, essentially eliminating any memory effect. Reproducibility is generally better than +/- 0.05%. The only reagents required are gaseous CO2 for equilibration, a dry ice/alcohol mixture for trapping water, and liquid nitrogen for transferring the CO2.

  4. Métodos de análise de sulfetos em amostras de rochas e sedimentos

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    M. L. T. Corrêa

    2002-03-01

    Full Text Available O presente trabalho foi realizado no período de agosto a dezembro de 1998, com o objetivo de comparar métodos de análise de sulfetos, visando obter uma técnica rápida, exata e reprodutível para avaliar o potencial de drenagem ácida em rochas e sedimentos. As amostras foram submetidas a digestões oxidativas com H2O2 e água régia. Nos extratos, foram determinados o S por gravimetria, por meio do Ba remanescente por espectrofotometria de absorção atômica (EAA, por turbidimetria e por colorimetria. Os teores de Fe e Pb foram determinados por EAA. Nos extratos de H2O2, determinou-se, também, a acidez por titulação com NaOH. A técnica mais indicada para avaliar o teor de sulfetos foi a digestão das amostras com água régia, seguida da determinação indireta do S, por meio do Ba remanescente por EAA. A digestão com H2O2 não foi eficiente para a oxidação total dos sulfetos presentes nas amostras, devendo subestimar o potencial de geração da drenagem ácida em amostras de rochas e sedimentos.

  5. Calidad del agua y sedimento en el lago de Maracaibo, estado Zulia

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    Giovany José-Bracho

    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available Se analizó el agua y el sedimento del lago de Maracaibo en seis estaciones de muestreo distribuidas de norte a sur del lago. Los parámetros físicoquímicos y ambientales fueron determinados y establecidas las relaciones entre estos y las áreas afectadas por descargas de aguas residuales, depósitos de basura, residuos industriales líquidos y sólidos, actividad petrolera y agrícola y materiales orgánicos acarreados por ríos y drenajes pluviales. Se evidenció la contaminación por incremento de utrientes(nitrógeno y fósforo en las zonas influenciadas por los ríos y vertederos de agua residual y se validó la presencia de una cuña salina por la penetración al lago de las aguas del golfo de Venezuela. Las concentraciones de metalespesados están por debajo de los límites permisibles para el agua; en los sedimentos es muy heterogénea.

  6. Acumulación de antibioticos y su efecto sobre la comunidad bacteriana presente en sedimentos de piscinas camaroneras

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    Montoya, Nelson; Uyaguari, Miguel; Sotomayor, Mariuxi

    2003-01-01

    ACUMULACION DE ANTIBIOTICOS Y SU EFECTO SOBRE LA COMUNIDAD BACTERIANA PRESENTE EN SEDIMENTOS DE PISCINAS CAMARONERAS La mayor preocupación que ha surgido al considerar el uso de agentes antibacteriales en acuicultura, es la posibilidad de que sus residuos puedan estimular la presencia de resistencia bacteriana.

  7. INFLUENCIA DE LAS CONDICIONES FISICOQUÍMICAS DEL SEDIMENTO Y LA INTERFASE AGUA-SEDIMENTO EN LA TRANSFERENCIA EXPERIMENTAL DEL O,O-DIETIL O?- 3,5,6 TRICLORO-2-PIRIDINIL FOSFOROTIATO (CLORPIRIFOS Y EL 3,5,6 TRICLORO-2-PIRIDINOL (TCP, EN EL EMBALSE RIOGRANDE II

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    Diana María Agudelo

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available En esta investigación experimental se evaluó la influencia de algunas variables fisicoquímicas de sedimentos procedentes del embalse Riogrande II y de la interfase agua-sedimento en la transferencia de Clorpirifos y TCP. El análisis de clorpirifos y TCP en sedimentos y agua se realizó por extracción en fase sólida. Las muestras fueron detectadas por cromatografía de gases acoplada a espectrometría de masas (Trace GC Ultra MS 2030-Thermo Scientific. Se evidenció una fuerte adsorción de ambos compuestos en los sedimentos, dado el alto contenido de arcillas y de carbono orgánico, lo cual limitó su movilidad hacia la interfase. La interfase agua-sedimento se caracterizó por una condición de hipoxia durante toda la fase experimental, mientras que la conductividad eléctrica aumento en el tiempo. Se determinó que un pH neutro o ligeramente alcalino favoreció el aumento de la concentración de clorpirifos en la interfase agua-sedimento, lo cual sugiere un incremento de su transferencia desde el sedimento a la interfase, mientras que un pH ligeramente ácido favorece la transformación del compuesto parental en el sedimento.

  8. Distribución de parámetros texturales de los sedimentos superficiales en la Bahía de Chetumal: Implicaciones en la inferencia de transporte

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    Alberto Sánchez; Teresa Álvarez-Legorreta; Ricardo Sáenz-Morales; Ma. Concepción Ortiz-Hernández; B. Estela López-Ortiz; Sergio Aguíñiga

    2008-01-01

    El análisis de las tendencias espaciales (tamaño de grano, clasificación y asimetría) fue determinado de 43 estaciones con la fi nalidad de identificar la trayectoria del transporte de sedimentos en la Bahía de Chetumal, Quintana Roo, México. El análisis estadístico multivariado de componentes principales y el análisis de tendencia del tamaño de grano aplicado a los parámetros texturales del sedimento establecieron que el sedimento mejor clasifi cado está asociado a las estaciones con un tama...

  9. The pharmaceutical vial capping process: Container closure systems, capping equipment, regulatory framework, and seal quality tests.

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    Mathaes, Roman; Mahler, Hanns-Christian; Buettiker, Jean-Pierre; Roehl, Holger; Lam, Philippe; Brown, Helen; Luemkemann, Joerg; Adler, Michael; Huwyler, Joerg; Streubel, Alexander; Mohl, Silke

    2016-02-01

    Parenteral drug products are protected by appropriate primary packaging to protect against environmental factors, including potential microbial contamination during shelf life duration. The most commonly used CCS configuration for parenteral drug products is the glass vial, sealed with a rubber stopper and an aluminum crimp cap. In combination with an adequately designed and controlled aseptic fill/finish processes, a well-designed and characterized capping process is indispensable to ensure product quality and integrity and to minimize rejections during the manufacturing process. In this review, the health authority requirements and expectations related to container closure system quality and container closure integrity are summarized. The pharmaceutical vial, the rubber stopper, and the crimp cap are described. Different capping techniques are critically compared: The most common capping equipment with a rotating capping plate produces the lowest amount of particle. The strength and challenges of methods to control the capping process are discussed. The residual seal force method can characterize the capping process independent of the used capping equipment or CCS. We analyze the root causes of several cosmetic defects associated with the vial capping process.

  10. The study of vial and cocktail for tritium radioactivity analysis of rain water by liquid scintillation counter

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    Noh, Sung Jin; Kim, Hyo Jin; Kim, Hyun; Lee, Man Woo; Jeong, Dong Hyeok; Yang, Kwang Mo; Kang, Yeong Rok [Research Center, Dongnam Institute of Radiological and Medical Sciences, Busan (Korea, Republic of); Nam, Sang Hee [Dept. of Biomedical Engineering, Inje University, Gimhae (Korea, Republic of)

    2015-10-15

    Even though the current method for tritium (3H) analysis is routine, for the case of the low level of tritium in the environment, special conditions have to be fulfilled in order to obtain accurate and reliable tritium measurements. There are very little comparative data concerning commercial scintillating cocktails. The best cocktails for measuring tritium are those based on benzene derived solvent, and the worse cocktails are those which have complex chemical composition or contain too small concentration of scintillators. The aim of study was to investigate various vials and cocktails by comparison with the combination of few different scintillation cocktails and vials in our routine measurements according to count, efficiency, and the figure of merit (FOM). The comparison of three types of vials with scintillation cocktails for tritium activity analysis of rain water shows that glass vials have higher count rates and HiSafe 3 cocktails have lower FOM.

  11. Seguridad Vial - BID: Una estrategia para la región de América Latina y el Caribe

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    Néstor Roa

    2012-01-01

    Presentación del Jefe de la División de Transporte del Banco, Nestor Roa, durante el principal evento regional de Seguridad Vial de América Latina y el Caribe, CISEV III que se realizó en Bogotá DC entre el 12 y el 14 de junio de 2012. El documento muestra el trabajo de la estrategia de Seguridad Vial del BID.

  12. Contenido de metales pesados en agua y sedimento en el bajo Nanay

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    Víctor Sotero Solís

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available Se presenta en este estudio la evaluación de la concentración de metales pesados en agua  y mercurio en sedimentos del rio Nanay, s realizó el muestreo desde el caserío Libertad, hasta su desembocadura en el rio Amazonas, en las épocas de creciente y vaciante del año 2011. La cuenca del rio Nanay comprende 340 km2 s y alberga a cuatro comunidades nativas y ocho campesinas y además tiene influencia sobre los distritos de San Juan, Iquitos y Punchana, además de ser la fuente de agua potable para la población de estos distritos. Los análisis de metales pesados se realizaran utilizando la técnica de la absorción atómica en el laboratorio de Sustancias Naturales Bioactivas del Instituto de Investigaciones de la amazonia Peruana (IIAP. Según los resultados de añiláis de agua el plomo y mercurio se encuentran presentes sen concentraciones mayores que lo indicado por las normas nacionales. El plomo tanto en creciente es en promedio de 0,111 ppm y 0,053 ppm respectivamente y el mercurio en vaciante se encuentra en 0,008 ppm Del mismo modo la presencia de mercurio es alta en los sedimentos que acompañan a este rio con 1,636 ppm en creciente y 3,03 ppm en vaciante.

  13. Contenido de metales pesados en agua y sedimento en el bajo Nanay

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    Victor Sotero Solís

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available Se presenta en este estudio la evaluación de la concentración de metales pesados en agua y mercurio en sedimentos del rio Nanay, s realizó el muestreo desde el caserío Libertad, hasta su desembocadura en el rio Amazonas, en las épocas de creciente y vaciante del año 2011. La cuenca del rio Nanay comprende 340 km2 s y alberga a cuatro comunidades nativas y ocho campesinas y además tiene influencia sobre los distritos de San Juan, Iquitos y Punchana, además de ser la fuente de agua potable para la población de estos distritos. Los análisis de metales pesados se realizarán utilizando la técnica de la absorción atómica en el laboratorio de Sustancias Naturales Bioactivas del Instituto de Investigaciones de la Amazonia Peruana (IIAP. Según los resultados de añiláis de agua el plomo y mercurio se encuentran presentes sen concentraciones mayores que lo indicado por las normas nacionales. El plomo tanto en creciente es en promedio de 0,111 ppm y 0,053 ppm respectivamente y el mercurio en vaciante se encuentra en 0,008 ppm Del mismo modo la presencia de mercurio es alta en los sedimentos que acompañan a este rio con 1,636 ppm en creciente y 3,03 ppm en vaciante.

  14. Primeros hallazgos paleoparasitológicos en sedimentos del sitio Orejas de Burro, Santa Cruz, Argentina

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    Fugassa, Martín H.

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available La Paleoparasitología aporta información sobre diversos aspectos de la vida en el pasado, tanto epidemiológicos como ecológicos. Los sitios arqueológicos de Patagonia cuentan con escasos registros de coprolitos sobre los cuales realizar exámenes paleoparasitológicos. Por lo tanto, los sedimentos asociados a los esqueletos frecuentemente son la única fuente probable de muestras en Paleoparasitología. El sitio Orejas de Burro 1 se halla en un cono volcánico ubicado en el sector SE del campo volcánico Pali Aike, provincia de Santa Cruz, Argentina, y comprende a un enterratorio múltiple dentro de una cueva, y con una antigüedad probable para dicho entierro de 3490±50 años AP. Se examinaron muestras provenientes del contenido abdominal de un individuo, de un área destinada a desperdicios y de un área de huaqueo como control. En el presente trabajo se comunican los primeros hallazgos paleoparasitológicos realizados sobre sedimentos en Argentina y que incluyen restos helmintos pertenecientes a los géneros Trichuris sp., Capillaria sp. y también ooquistes de Eimeria sp. Asimismo, el registro paleoparasitológico de Eimeria cameli es el primero a escala mundial. Se discute sus alcances como una fuente independiente de evidencias empíricas en Paleopatología y en Bioarqueología de la región.

  15. Agresividad vial en la población general Road-rage in the general population

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    Inmaculada Fierro

    2010-10-01

    Full Text Available Objetivos: Analizar la prevalencia y los factores sociodemográficos asociados con la agresividad vial en la población. Métodos: Se han realizado 2.500 entrevistas a la población de Castilla y León de entre 14 y 70 años de edad. Se evaluó la agresividad vial en el año previo a la realización de la encuesta utilizando un test de ocho preguntas. Resultados: El 31,1% refirió haber vivido alguna situación de agresividad vial en el último año, y el 26,8% en más de una ocasión. El 2,6% fueron agresores viales «graves». Entre los conductores, la probabilidad de experimentar agresividad vial aumenta a medida que aumentan los miles de kilómetros conducidos a la semana (odds ratio [OR]=1,52, es menor cuanto mayor es la edad del entrevistado (OR=0,975 y es mayor en los hombres (OR=1,287, en los que tienen estudios universitarios (OR=1,408 y en los que viven en localidades de más de 10.000 habitantes (OR=1,25. Conclusiones: Los datos del presente estudio muestran que la agresividad vial afecta a casi un tercio de la población general de Castilla y León, lo que justificaría la adopción de medidas para su prevención y reducción.Objective: To analyze the prevalence of road rage in the general population and the sociodemographic factors associated with this phenomenon. Methods: A total of 2,500 interviews were carried out in the population of Castile and Leon aged 14-70 years. Road rage was evaluated in the year prior to the survey using a test with eight questions. Results: One-third (31.1% of the interviewees reported they had experienced a situation involving road rage during the previous 12 months (26.8% on more than one occasion. Among these episodes, 2.6% involved "serious" aggressors. In drivers, the probability of experiencing road rage increased in line with the number of kilometers driven per week (odds ratio [OR]=1.52, decreased as the age of the driver increased (OR=0.975, and was highest in men (OR=1.287, university

  16. Comparison of PCE and TCE disappearance in heated volatile organic analysis vials and flame-sealed ampules.

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    Costanza, Jed; Pennell, Kurt D

    2008-02-01

    The rates of hydrolysis reported for tetrachloroethylene (PCE) and trichloroethylene (TCE) at elevated temperatures range over two orders-of-magnitude, where some of the variability may be due to the presence of a gas phase. Recent studies suggest that volatile organic analysis (VOA) vials provide a low-cost and readily available zero headspace system for measuring aqueous-phase hydrolysis rates. This work involved measuring rates of PCE and TCE disappearance and the corresponding appearance of dechlorination products in water-filled VOA vials and flame-sealed ampules incubated at 21 and 55 degrees C for up to 95.5 days. While PCE and TCE concentrations readily decreased in the VOA vials to yield first-order half lives of 11.2 days for PCE and 21.1 days for TCE at 55 degrees C, concentrations of anticipated dechlorination products, including chloride, remained constant or were not detected. The rate of PCE disappearance was 34 times faster in VOA vials at 55 degrees C compared to values obtained with flame-sealed ampules containing PCE-contaminated water. In addition, the concentration of TCE increased slightly in flame-sealed ampules incubated at 55 degrees C, while a decrease in TCE levels was observed in the VOA vials. The observed losses of PCE and TCE in the VOA vials were attributed to diffusion and sorption in the septa, rather than to dechlorination. These findings demonstrate that VOA vials are not suitable for measuring rates of volatile organic compound hydrolysis at elevated temperatures.

  17. PROPUESTA DE PROCEDIMIENTOS DE AUTOCONTROL EN CONTRATOS DE CONSERVACIÓN DE UNA RED VIAL

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    R. F. Herrera

    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available Con un contrato global mixto se lleva a cabo la mantención de una red vial, a través de la ejecución simultánea de conservación bajo la modalidad a serie de precios unitarios, y bajo suma alzada por nivel de servicio. En estos últimos se evidencia una mayor precariedad en los procedimientos, debido a fallas en la visión de la empresa contratista en asumir la gestión de la conservación, carencia en la asignación de responsabilidades a los miembros del equipo, y el deficiente control de la calidad de las obras y documentación del contrato. Por este motivo, en este trabajo se realiza una propuesta de gestión definiendo cada una de las etapas que la componen, con la finalidad de asegurar una correcta conservación de los elementos que conforman la infraestructura vial. Los objetivos propuestos son: especificar la metodología a usar para gestionar la mantención de la red contratada bajo la modalidad global mixto, especificar el manejo y control de la documentación que deben mantener en el contrato, y definir las aptitudes y responsabilidades del equipo de trabajo. Para cumplir con los mismos se realizó una revisión bibliográfica de la normativa nacional acerca de la mantención de caminos, y se tomó conocimiento de la diversidad de contratos que utiliza la Dirección de Vialidad para la conservación vial. Además, a través de la experiencia en contratos de conservación global mixto se definen las aptitudes y responsabilidades que se recomienda que tengan los miembros del equipo de trabajo.

  18. Procedimiento automatizado de auditoría de seguridad vial en carreteras

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    Por lo general, antes del año 1960 se diseñaban y construían vías que no consideraban da debida protección del usuario, ni sus limitaciones físicas y psicológicas. Entre los años 1960 y 1970, se comenzó a construir y operar vías con una infraestructura y dispositivos viales capaces de mitigar la severidad y consecuencias de un accidente. Posteriormente, se comenzaron a construir y operar vías con mayores estándares de seguridad resaltando la necesidad de impedir, en lugar de mitigar, accident...

  19. Percepción de la seguridad vial de la policía municipal

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    2016-01-01

    El objetivo principal de la investigación es averiguar como la policía percibe la seguridad vial en general y algunos aspectos de especial importancia relacionados con la misma, entre los que destacan los que se derivan de su propia actividad. Entre dicho aspectos generales a estudiar se encuentran: la percepción general del problema, la percepción acerca de los factores causantes, la conceptualización del accidente, la incidencia en distintos entornos, la incidencia de distintas medidas, ...

  20. Gestión Eficaz de la Maquinaria Vial en Gobiernos Locales

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    La gestión de la maquinaria propia en los gobiernos locales, que se requiere para la conservación y construcción de carreteras, es un factor importante de éxito o fracaso en la gestión de vías de algunas municipalidades. Existe una dependencia tecnológica de la aplicación de maquinaria para lograr ejecutar el mantenimiento o construcción de proyectos viales, sin embargo, en ocasiones, la deficiente gestión y control de maquinaria puede llevar a limitar o impedir la ejecución de proyectos y co...

  1. Bahía de Cartagena (Colombia: distribución de sedimentos superficiales y ambientes sedimentarios

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    Juan C Restrepo

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available Se analizó la distribución espacial y las principales características texturales de 234 muestras de sedimentos superficiales de la bahía de Cartagena. Para caracterizar los ambientes de depósito en el fondo de la bahía se aplicaron tres funciones discriminantes para diferenciar entre: (i depósitos de playa y marino somero agitado, (ii depósitos fluviales y marino someros, y (iii depósitos fluviales influenciados por corrientes de turbidez. Los sedimentos predominantes fueron lodos medios (5,35 ± 1,2 φ, pobremente clasificados (σ = 1,63 ± 0,8, con notable asimetría (Sk = -0,052 ± 0.2 y curtosis (k de 0,84 ± 0,4. Se encontró dos tipos principales de depósitos recientes en la bahía de Cartagena: marino somero agitado, de dominio fluvial, y depósitos de corrientes de turbidez, de dominio fluvial. Los contenidos más bajos de arena (<5% se encontraron a lo largo de un eje latitudinal que va desde el prodelta del Canal del Dique hasta el extremo occidental de isla de Tierrabomba. Los contenidos de CaCO3 de los depósitos sedimentarios fueron menores al 10%. Los sedimentos calcáreos autógenos han sido cubiertos por sedimentos finos de origen terrígeno transportados por el Canal del Dique, el cual tiene un papel más activo y predominante en la sedimentación de la bahía de lo que se ha señalado previamente.

  2. Fitotoxicidade e citogenotoxicidade da água e sedimento de córrego urbano em bioensaio com Lactuca sativa

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    Luiz C. de A. Rodrigues

    2013-10-01

    Full Text Available Objetivou-se, com este trabalho, avaliar a influência espacial e temporal da fitotoxicidade e da citogenotoxicidade da água e do sedimento de córrego urbano quanto às características germinativas e de crescimento inicial de Lactuca sativa. Amostras de água e de sedimento foram coletadas em 5 pontos do Córrego do Pântano (Alfenas, Minas Gerais, no período de outubro de 2010 a julho de 2011 e as concentrações dos metais Cd, Pb e Zn foram quantificadas. Os ensaios de fitotoxicidade e de citogenotoxicidade foram realizados com as amostras de água e extratos aquosos dos sedimentos. Os parâmetros avaliados foram taxa de germinação, comprimento de raízes, biomassa fresca e seca, índice mitótico e a frequência de anormalidades cromossômicas. Constataram-se maiores concentrações de Cd e Pb nas amostras de água coletadas nos meses com a ocorrência de precipitações pluviométricas. Água e sedimento apresentaram efeito fitotóxico sobre germinação, biomassa fresca e seca de Lactuca sativa. O comprimento de raízes foi estimulado e apenas as amostras de água reduziram o índice mitótico. Evidenciou-se, também, variação temporal significativa relacionada com o regime pluviométrico apenas para o teste de fitotoxicidade.

  3. Actinomycetes bioactivos de sedimento marino de la costa central del Perú

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    Jorge León

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available En el presente trabajo evaluamos la actividad antibacteriana y antifúngica de actinomycetes marinos sobre patógenos de origen clínico. Asimismo, fueron evaluadas la capacidad de producir enzimas extracelulares como carbohidrasas, lipasas y proteasas. Los Actinomycetes fueron aislados de sedimentos colectados entre setiembre a diciembre del 2005 de las Bahías de Ancón (Lima e Independencia (Ica de 34 y 100 m de profundidad. El aislamiento se realizó en Agar Caseína - Almidón (ACA y Agar Marino (AM con adición de Cicloheximide (10 μg/mL. Las evaluaciones antimicrobianas fueron realizadas frente a bacterias patógenas antibiótico-multirresistentes y hongos de origen clínico; en tanto, para evaluar su actividad multienzimática se utilizaron sustratos poliméricos diversos. Se aislaron un total de 62 actinomycetes, de los cuales 31 (50% mostraron actividad antibacteriana frente a Staphylococcus aureus, 36 (59% frente a Pseudomonas aeruginosa y 23 (37% a ambos patógenos. Las cepas de actinomycetes I-400A y M10-77 identificadas en cada caso como Streptomyces y Thermoactinomyces fueron las que exhibieron mayor actividad inhibitoria frente a P. aeruginosa y S. aureus respectivamente. Asimismo, 13 actinomycetes (20,97% mostraron actividad antifúngica frente a cultivos de Candida albicans cepa 1511 y 17 (27,42% frente a Candida albicans cepa 1511MIC; sin embargo, ningún actinomycete presentó actividad inhibitoria frente a Aspergillus niger, Aspergillus fumigatus y Trichophyton mentagrophytes. La mayoría de los actinomycetes mostraron tener actividad multienzimática capaz de hidrolizar compuestos poliméricos como el tween-80 (96%, la gelatina (95%, almidón (93%, lecitina (88% y la caseína (74%. Extractos del compuesto activo obtenidos de la cepa M10-77 con etil acetato rindieron notable actividad inhibitoria contra S. aureus. Se concluye que el sedimento marino es fuente de Actinomycetes con gran capacidad de producir sustancias

  4. Elementos del impacto ambiental producido por los deslizamientos de taludes viales colombianos

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    Lisandro Beltrán Moreno

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Las características orográficas; climáticas y geotécnices, junto con las condiciones impuestas por el tipo y el nivel de desarrollo en el territorio colombiano favorecen la ocurrencia de los deslizamientos. Durante las épocas de invierno se producen numerosos y a veces grandes movimiento en masa en los taludes viales causando notables pérdidas físicas y económicas. Para reducirlas se pueden mejorar los procedimientos seguidos durante el diseño, la interventorie, y la construcción. En este artículo se describen aquellos factores y condiciones que favorecen la ocurrencia de los movimientos en masa, se mencionan las características de estos últimos determinadas mediante un inventario reciente, se indican las deficiencias actuales más notorias qce se encuentran en el diseño y en la construcción de carreteras, y se incluyen informaciones sobre costos parciales de los daños ocasionados por  los derrumbes de los taludes viales. Este trabajo fue publicado en las memorias del lV Congreso Colombiano de Geotecnia, que se realizó en Bogotá, entre el 20 y 23 de agosto de 1991.

  5. BIODISPONIBILIDADE DE METAIS TÓXICOS EM SEDIMENTOS DO RIO SUBAÉ, BAHIA, BRASIL

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    Jucelino Balbino da Silva Júnior

    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho avaliou a biodisponibilidade dos metais Pb, Cd, Zn, Cu e Ni, empregando a técnica dos sulfetos voláteis em ácido (AVS e metais simultaneamente extraídos (SEM, contemplando período chuvoso e de estiagem. As amostras de sedimento foram coletadas em 10 (dez estações ao longo da bacia do rio Subaé, desde a sua nascente até a foz na Baía de Todos os Santos (BTS. Os metais liberados durante a extração foram analisados usando espectrometria de fluorescência de raios-X (TXRF e espectrometria de absorção atômica com otimização eletrotérmica em forno de grafite (GFAAS, e os sulfetos voláteis foram quantificados utilizando potenciometria com eletrodo de íon seletivo (IES. A partir dos resultados obtidos, pode-se concluir, em função dos valores encontrados para os sulfetos e da matéria orgânica, que as concentrações de metais apresentaram valores que caracterizam a possibilidade de efeitos biológicos adversos para a biota nas regiões de baixa salinidade, em ambos os períodos.

  6. The real-life number of neonatal doses of Bacille Calmette-Guérin vaccine in a 20-dose vial

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    Schaltz-Buchholzer, Frederik; Frankel, Hannah Nørtoft; Benn, Christine Stabell

    2017-01-01

    ABSTRACT Background: Reducing vaccine wastage is important. Bacille Calmette-Guérin (BCG) vaccine is produced in vials of 20 infant doses. The reconstituted vaccine is discarded after 4–6 hours. Therefore, to reduce vaccine wastage, a 20-dose vial of BCG is often only opened if at least 10–12 infants are present, jeopardising BCG vaccination coverage and timely vaccination. We observed that nurses were not able to withdraw 20 doses from the vials and aimed to quantify how many doses could be obtained from these vials by experienced nurses under real-life circumstances. Methods: At the maternity ward of the national hospital in Guinea-Bissau, since 2002 the same two nurses have been vaccinating all eligible children with BCG before discharge. During a month in 2015, within a randomised trial comparing BCG-Denmark and BCG-Russia, we registered how many doses the nurses were able to withdraw from the two types of vaccine vials. Results: The median number of doses which it was possible to withdraw from the vials was 13 (range 11–17): 13 (11–16) for BCG-Denmark (based on 39 vials) and 15 (12–17) for BCG-Russia (based on 29 vials). Conclusions: In real life, experienced nurses could only obtain 13–15 doses from the 20-dose vials. Thus, vaccine wastage is much lower than assumed. Adjusting practice to the real-life number of doses would immediately suggest vials should be opened if 7 rather than 10 infants are present. As other studies have indicated that BCG may have beneficial non-specific effects on overall mortality, the potential gain by opening a 20-dose vial even for one child may be considerable. PMID:28169606

  7. Componentes descriptivos y explicativos de la accidentalidad vial en Colombia: Incidencia del factor humano

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    Ervyn H. Norza Céspedes

    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available Problema: Se analizó la incidencia del factor humano en la accidentalidad vial en el territorio colombiano, y se identificó evidencia empírica para la formulación de política pública del tránsito. Metodología: El diseño es descriptivo-correlacional. Instrumentos: cuestionario de comportamiento para conductores y motociclistas (D.B.Q. y encuesta tipo Likert. Muestra no probabilística intencional: 16.322 personas (8.631 conductores de automotores, 5.133 motociclistas y 2.558 peatones, pasajeros y acompañantes. Resultados: a conductores con nivel educativo superior inciden en menos accidentes; b peatones con menor nivel educativo inciden en mayores conductas riesgosas; c las mujeres tienen actitud positiva y perciben eficacia de campañas en prevencion; d estilos de conducción iracundo, ansioso, riesgoso y de alta velocidad cometen más infracciones y accidentes; e desobedecer señales de tránsito, la principal causa de accidentalidad; f agresividad, hostilidad y estrés en el tránsito son factores que aumentan la probabilidad de accidente; g campañas de prevención no están siendo captadas por la población más afectada. Conclusiones y recomendaciones: Los factores de accidentalidad vial guardan correspondencia con el Triángulo de Seguridad Vial establecido por la Organización de las Naciones Unidas -factor humano preponderante en la accidentalidad-. Lineamientos de política pública fundamentados en procesos educativos y corporativos tendientes a disminuir la accidentalidad por lo general no se concibe aplicada a la seguridad pública. Por ello, se presenta la inteligencia criminal como una disciplina que se ocupa de anticipar los riesgos criminales contra la seguridad pública. Esto permitiría disminuir la incertidumbre durante la toma de decisiones y calcular los daños contra la seguridad pública, que se pretende prevenir.

  8. Mineralogía de arenas y limos en suelos, sedimentos fluviales y eólicos actuales del sector austral de la cuenca Chacoparanense: Regionalización y áreas de aporte

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    M. C. Etchichury

    2004-06-01

    Full Text Available Análisis mineralógicos de las fracciones arena fina y limo grueso de suelos y sedimentos actuales fluviales y eólicos de la pampa húmeda del norte de Santa Fe y parte de la Mesopotamia (Entre Ríos y Corrientes, permiten establecer dos zonas caracterizadas por sendas asociaciones mineralógicas genéticamente diferentes. En el área que comprende las provincias de Buenos Aires, noroeste de La Pampa, Córdoba, centro y sur de Santa Fe y sur de Entre Ríos, tanto los componentes pesados (hornblenda verde, basáltica, castaña, hipersteno, enstatita, augita, magnetita, hematita, ilmenita, leucoxeno, epidoto, zoicita como livianos (plagioclasas, litoclastos de volcanitas, vitroclastos, cuarzo, ortosa, tienen un origen volcánico piroclástico y derivan en gran parte de sedimentos pampeanos y postpampeanos a los que se añaden materiales propios de las volcanitas mesozoicas norpatagónicas, del basamento de Sierras Pampeanas y de las erupciones piroclásticas cuaternarias. En Corrientes y el norte de Santa Fe y Entre Ríos, la suite de minerales pesados (estaurolita, cianita, sillimanita, andalusita, hornblenda, epidoto, opacos refleja aporte metamórfico y la asociación de livianos (cuarzo mono y policristalino, ortosa, microclino, metamorfitas cuarzo-micáceas, arenitas cuarzosas, indica además contribución ígnea y sedimentaria procedente del cratón aflorante en Brasil y Uruguay y de las sucesiones sedimentarias superpuestas. La particular distribución de los materiales está condicionada a las diferentes direcciones de las redes de drenaje y a la acción de los vientos dominantes. La isopleta correspondiente al 30% de frecuencia del cuarzo marca el límite de las dos asociaciones mineralógicas.

  9. Hacia un análisis sociológico de la siniestrabilidad vial

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    Emilio Sánchez Ferreira

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo reivindica la importancia de una sociología de los transportes, un área esencial para nuestras sociedades que tradicionalmente las ciencias sociales no han atendido. Este vacío científico se ha trasladado a las investigaciones sobre la siniestrabilidad vial. En su lugar han imperado estudios sin verdadera base científica que, divulgados por los medios de comunicación, no permiten a la opinión pública visualizar la realidad del problema. Las instituciones de tráfico se limitan a establecer medidas recaudatorias y a responsabilizar a los conductores. Sin embargo, un análisis detallado de los datos y un cuestionamiento razonado de los planteamientos oficiales pueden desvelarnos las auténticas causas de los accidentes.

  10. 78 FR 14095 - Determination That GEREF (Sermorelin Acetate) Injection, 0.5 Milligrams Base/Vial and 1.0...

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    ... base/vial, is indicated for the treatment of idiopathic growth hormone deficiency (GHD) in children with growth failure, and GEREF (Sermorelin Acetate) injection, 0.05 mg base/amp, is indicated for evaluating the ability of the somatotroph of the pituitary gland to secrete growth hormone. In a letter...

  11. IgG1 adsorption to siliconized glass vials-influence of pH, ionic strength, and nonionic surfactants.

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    Höger, Kerstin; Mathes, Johannes; Frieß, Wolfgang

    2015-01-01

    In this study, the adsorption of an IgG1 antibody to siliconized vials was investigated with focus on the formulation parameters pH, ionic strength, and nonionic surfactants. Electrophoretic mobility measurements were performed to investigate the charge characteristics of protein and siliconized glass particles at different pH values. Calculation of the electrokinetic charge density allowed further insight into the energetic conditions in the protein-sorbent interface. Maximum adsorption of IgG1 was found at acidic pH values and could be correlated with energetically favorable minimal ion incorporation into the interface. The importance of electrostatic interactions for IgG1 adsorption at acidic pH values was also confirmed by the efficient adsorption reduction at decreased solution ionic strength. A second adsorption maximum around the pI of the protein was assigned to hydrophobic interactions with the siliconized surface. Addition of the nonionic surfactants poloxamer 188 or polysorbate 80 resulted in almost complete suppression of adsorption at pH 7.2, and a strong but less efficient effect at pH 4 on siliconized glass vials. This adsorption suppression was much less pronounced on borosilicate glass vials. From these results, it can be concluded that electrostatic interactions contribute substantially to IgG1 adsorption to siliconized glass vials especially at acidic formulation pH.

  12. Evidencia geofísica del umbral de Trenque Lauquen en la extensión norte de la cuenca de Claromecó, provincia de Buenos Aires

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    J. Kostadinoff

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    Full Text Available La exploración geofísica del borde norte de la cuenca de Claromecó sugieren la existencia de importantes espesores de sedimentos paleozoicos. Estas secuencias sedimentarias se extienden en el área NW de la provincia de Buenos Aires. Las cuencas de Claromecó y Chaco Paranense están divididas por un área semipositiva. Sin embargo un bajo con dirección NNO de 165 km de longitud, cubierto por sedimentos paleozoicos conecta ambas cuencas.

  13. Uso de opalas biogênicas na identificação de sedimentos lacustres e marinhos

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    Lani,João Luiz; Schwandes,Larry; Rezende,Sérvulo Batista de; Lani,José Antonio; Amaral,Eufran Ferreira do; Cunha,Alexson de Mello; Costa,Liovando Marciano da

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    Procurou-se utilizar opalas biogênicas, também conhecidas como espículas ou "pó-de-mico", como identificadoras de sedimentos lacustres ou marinhos. Para isso, analisaram-se camadas e horizontes de um Gleissolo Tiomórfico Húmico na região do rio Riacho, Aracruz, ES. Cada amostra de solo foi submetida a tratamentos específicos para o isolamento das espículas; posteriormente, elas foram identificadas em microscópico eletrônico de varredura. Verificou-se a presença de espículas de origem tanto la...

  14. Mineralogía y elementos de los sedimentos actuales del río Llobregat (Barcelona)

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    Ballbé Llonch, Eduardo; Queralt Mitjans, Ignacio

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    [ES] El objetivo del presente trabajo es la adquisición de conocimientos previos acerca de la evolución mineralógica y de la distribución de elementos pesados en los sedimentos actuales del rio Llobregat (Barcelona, España). El análisis mineralógico se ha realizado por difracción de rayos X. Las concentraciones de Ba, Pb, Cr, Cu, Ni, Rb, Sr y Zn han sido determinadas por medio de espectrometria de fluorescencia de rayos X. Los resultados obtenidos permiten apreciar un ...

  15. Mineralogía y elementos pesados de 1os sedimentos actuales del río Llobregat (Barcelona

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    Ballbé Llonch, Eduardo; Queralt i Mitjans, Ignasi

    1989-01-01

    El objetivo del presente trabajo es la adquisición de conocimientos previos acerca de la evolución mineralógica y de la distribución de elementos pesados en 1os sedimentos actuales del rio Llobregat (Barcelona, España). El análisis mineralógico se ha realizado por difracción de rayos X. Las concentraciones de Ba, Pb, Cr, Cu, Ni, Rb, Sr y Zn han sido determinadas por medio de espectrometria de fluorescencia de rayos X. Los resultados obtenidos permiten apreciar un marcado aumento del contenido...

  16. Caracterización de la materia orgánica en suelos y sedimentos de ambientes estuarinos

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    Santín Nuño, Cristina

    2008-01-01

    Los ambientes estuarinos, transicionales entre el medio acuático y terrestre, presentan unas características propias e irrepetibles además de cumplir un elevado número de funciones ecológicas y ambientales. Entre estas se puede destacar la de sus suelos y sedimentos como sumideros de carbono atmosférico. La elevada productividad de sus comunidades vegetales, en conjunción con condiciones geoquímicas que favorecen la lenta descomposición de la materia orgánica, hace que estos suelos y sediment...

  17. Los sedimentos y su incidencia en la eutrofización de los embalses. Caso del Río Lozoya.

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    López, María Pilar

    2009-01-01

    Una adecuada gestión de los embalses requiere conocer el comportamiento sedimentario tanto desde el punto de vista estructural como dinámico. El sedimento juega un papel fundamental en el proceso de eutrofización por ser uno de los comportamientos más activos en el ciclo biogeoquímico de los nutrientes. Además, los procesos de sedimentación de partículas en el embalse determinan los cambios en la naturaleza del material transportado por el río. Se examinan la estructura y composición del se...

  18. Comparación de técnicas para la extracción de bacterias coliformes del sedimento del lago de Xochimilco, México

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    La necesidad de separar a las bacterias del sedimento para lograr un conteo adecuado ha llevado a probar la eficiencia de distintas técnicas. En este trabajo se comparan técnicas tradicionales: agitación manual, homogenización, ultrasonicación y adición de surfactan- te. Además, se propone la posibilidad de usar un conjunto de enzimas (pancreatina) y un antibiótico (ampicilina) para la extracción de coliformes del sedimento. Las muestras se obtuvieron del lago de Xochimilco, Ciudad de México....

  19. Determination of radon concentration in soil air and in the radioactive spring's bathroom air by passive method

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    Horiuchi, Kimiko [Otsuma Women' s Univ., School of Social Information Studies, Tama, Tokyo (Japan); Ishii, Tadashi [Yamanashi Medical Univ., Radioisotope Lab., Tamaho, Yamanashi (Japan)

    2002-06-01

    There are many kind of passive methods such as open vial method, {alpha}-track method and active carbon method (PICO-RAD detector) or so. The open vial method can determine radon in soil air, which dissolves easily into toluene and afterwards can be measured by the integral counting with a liquid scintillation counter. The {alpha}-track method can record {alpha} ray tracks of radon on thin cellulose nitrate film which can be rendered visible for counting after NaOH solution treatment. The PICO-RAD detectors are passive devices requiring no power. They are integrating detectors used to determine the average radon concentration in air where they are placed. The detectors consist of a plastic liquid scintillation vial which consists a porous canister held securely near the top of the vial. The porous canister contains a bed of a controlled weight of charcoal covered by a layer of desiccant. The securely capped canister has and indefinite shelf life. The {alpha} radioactivity of radon gas adsorbed in fine active charcoal exposed in the air is measured with a liquid scintillation counter. Using of those simple detectors, we have measured distribution of radon concentration in soil air and in the radioactive spring's bathroom air. (author)

  20. Contenido de metales en sedimentos y en Emerita analoga (Stimpson, 1857, en bahía Mejillones del Sur, Chile

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    Marcos Guiñez

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available Se determinó la concentración de Cu, Cd, Ni y Zn en sedimentos intermareales y Emérita analoga (Stimpson, 1857, en ocho sectores de la bahía de Mejillones del sur, Chile. Sólo el Zn presentó un cierto grado de contaminación en los sedimentos de la bahía con un índice de geoacumulación de 2,8. Al analizar el contenido de metales en E. analoga, se determinó que esta especie estaría bioacumulando algunos de los metales analizados pero en baja magnitud, a excepción del Zn con un factor de bioacumulación de 2,07. El dendrograma de similitud realizado con datos del índice de bioacumulación, relacionó los valores de este índice con la distribución espacial de las principales industrias y zonas urbanas. Esta concordancia permite establecer que E. analoga estaría respondiendo como un indicador de la salud ambiental para este sistema. Además, es importante destacar que esta bahía está experimentando los primeros indicios de una zona industrial moderadamente impactada. Por lo tanto, es necesario realizar mediciones constantes, que abarquen más de una matriz ambiental, para controlar el impacto antrópico en este ecosistema marino costero altamente productivo.

  1. Determinación de indicadores para la calidad de agua, sedimentos y suelos, marinos y costeros en puertos colombianos

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    Quintero Rendón Luz A.

    2011-11-01

    Full Text Available Los puertos, debido al uso de los espacios costeros y como consecuencia de las actividades inherentes a su función, están alterando las condiciones naturales de la calidad de aguas, sedimentos y suelos. Las zonas portuarias generalmente compartidas con otro tipo de actividades como la pesca, la recreación, entre otras, son receptoras de descargas de los sistemas de tratamiento de agua residual de efluentes industriales, efluentes domésticos, o aguas de escorrentía, bien sea por emisiones puntuales o difusas. Esta es una propuesta de rediseño de las variables que han venido monitoreándose por mucho tiempo en los puertos colombianos, y está encaminada al establecimiento de una nueva y amplia oferta de variables que contienen información muy relevante para definir las características físicas, químicas y microbiológicas de los cuerpos de agua, sedimentos marinos y suelos a monitorear en zonas portuarias, con el fin de mejorar la gestión y disminuir los riesgos asociados a la calidad ambiental, generados por la actividad.

  2. Leaching of plastic polymers by plastic vials used for storing homoeopathic medicines: A preliminary study

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    Neeraj Gupta

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    Full Text Available Background: In Homoeopathy, plastic containers/vials are used for the storing/dispensing of ethanol-based medicines instead of glass. Various studies have suggested that plastic components that leach out in stored substances tend to cause contamination and may produce adverse effects in living systems. The present study was aimed to find out chemical composition and leaching behaviour of commonly used plastic vials (PVs if any during the storage of ethanol-based homoeopathic medicines in optimal environment. Material and Methods: The experiments were conducted on two sample sets of PVs. Chemical properties of PV were assessed by Fourier Transform Infrared Attenuated Total Reflectance (FTIR-ATR spectroscopy. PV were cut separately [sample-1 (S-1 and sample-2 (S-2] and immersed in Homoeopathic Grade Ethanol (HGE in conical flask and stored for 7 days at ambient temperature (25° ± 5C with constant rotary shaking. After 7 days, S-1 and S-2 of PV in Homoeopathic Grade Ethanol (HGE were decanted and filtered. Aliquots (A1 and A2 were analysed by proton nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy (H 1 NMR. The spectral graph obtained by FTIR-ATR spectroscopy for PV compositions and spectral graph obtained by H 1 NMR spectroscopy for PV ethanol aliquots were examined for PVs material and PV leaching effect in HGE. Results: FTIR-ATR spectra showed that PV are made up of two types of polyolefin′s compounds i.e. Low Density Polyethylene (LDPE and Linear Low Density Polyethylene (LLDPE. Aliquots of PV in HGE showed the presence benzophenone and its methyl derivative, heat and light stabiliser (2, 2, 6, 6-tetramethylpiperidine and amino derivative, antioxidant (4, 4′- thiobis and 2-tertbutyl-5-methylphenol and plasticizer bis 2-Diethylhexyl phthalate (DEHP or Dioctyl phthalate (DOP. Results of study suggest that PVs leach out plastic polymers in HGE. Conclusion: This preliminary experiment suggests that it is not safe to use LDPE/LLDPE plastic for storing

  3. Componentes Esenciales de una Unidad Técnica de Gestión Vial en el Ámbito Municipal en Costa Rica

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    Un sistema de gestión de infraestructura vial consiste en los procesos para administrar la infraestructura vial en una localidad, región o macroregión. Es el conjunto de operaciones que tiene como objetivo conservar y mejorar por un período de tiempo las condiciones de seguridad, comodidad y capacidad estructural adecuadas para la circulación.En el presente artículo se detallan las labores correspondientes a las Unidades Técnicas de Gestión Vial, en el ámbito Municipal en Costa Rica. Estas un...

  4. Predictores Psicosociales de Delitos contra la Seguridad Vial: Un Estudio con Internos de un Centro Penitenciario

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    Félix Herraiz Gonzalo

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available En el Centro Penitenciario de Hombres de Barcelona ha habido un aumento creciente de ingresos por delitos contra la seguridad vial. El objetivo de esta investigación es obtener un perfil psicológico en una muestra de 115 internos, analizar cuáles son los predictores en la conducción agresiva, y finalmente contrastar la posible existencia de diferentes tipologías, en función de la ausencia o presencia de otros delitos, con o sin componentes agresivos. Los resultados muestran que las causas o estados que causan irritación, los antecedentes familiares de conducción agresiva y la presencia de trastornos psiquiátricos son predictores de la conducta agresiva en la conducción, así como la agresividad física es también un predictor de los accidentes. No hay diferencias en internos que también presentan otras tipologías delictivas.

  5. Comparison of a modified shell vial culture procedure with conventional mouse inoculation for rabies virus isolation

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    María de los Angeles Ribas Antúnez

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available Rabies is a neurotropic disease that is often lethal. The early diagnosis of rabies infection is important and requires methods that allow for the isolation of the virus from animals and humans. The present study compared a modified shell vial (MSV procedure using 24-well tissue culture plates with the mouse inoculation test (MIT, which is considered the gold standard for rabies virus isolation. Thirty brain samples (25 positive and 5 negative by the fluorescent antibody test obtained from different animal species at the National Institute of Hygiene Rafael Rangel in Caracas, Venezuela, were studied by the MIT and MSV assays. Nine samples (36% were positive at 24 h, 10 (40% were positive at 48 h and six (24% were positive at 72 h by the MSV assay. With the MIT assay, 76% were positive at six days post inoculation and 12% were positive at 12 and 18 days post inoculation. One sample that was negative according to the MSV assay was positive with MIT on the 12th day. The MSV procedure exhibited a sensitivity of 96.2%, a specificity of 100%, a positive predictive value of 100% and a negative predictive value 80%. This procedure allowed for rapid rabies virus detection. MIT can be employed as an alternative method in laboratories without tissue culture facilities.

  6. Determining the chemical activity of hydrophobic organic compounds in soil using polymer coated vials

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    Jönsson Jan-Åke

    2008-05-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background In soils contaminated by hydrophobic organic compounds, the concentrations are less indicative of potential exposure and distribution than are the associated chemical activities, fugacities and freely dissolved concentrations. The latter can be measured by diffusive sampling into thin layers of polymer, as in, for example, solid phase micro-extraction. Such measurements require equilibrium partitioning of analytes into the polymer while ensuring that the sample is not depleted. We introduce the validation of these requirements based on parallel sampling into polymer layers of different thicknesses. Results Equilibrium sampling devices were made by coating glass vials internally with 3–12 μm thick layers of polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS. These were filled with slurries of a polluted soil and gently agitated for 5 days. The concentrations of 7 polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs in the PDMS were measured. Validation confirmed fulfilment of the equilibrium sampling requirements and high measurement precision. Finally, chemical activities of the PAHs in the soil were determined from their concentrations and activity coefficients in the PDMS. Conclusion PAHs' thermodynamic activities in a soil test material were determined via a method of uptake into PDMS. This can be used to assess chemical exposure and predict diffusion and partitioning processes.

  7. A SIMPLE METHOD OF IN-VITRO CULTURE OF PLASMODIUM FALCIPARUM IN SCREW-CAPPED VIALS1

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    Full Text Available In a preliminary study carried out in a simple field laboratory in Bandar-Abbas, southern Iran, five isolates of P. falciparum collected from the patients was cultured in RPMI 1640 medium with human serum in the tightly closed screw capped vials without any devised system for adjustment of co2 and o2 mixture. The same isolates were also cultured, simultaneously, in Petri-dishes using Jensen-Trager candle, jar method. Although, the cultures could not be maintained more than 27 days, mostly due to unfavorable conditions existed in the laboratory, the longevity of parasites were more or less the same in both techniques. In this study the multiplication rates of parasites in the screw capped vials were higher than rates obtained in Petri dishes in candle jar method.

  8. EMBRYONIC DEVELOPMENTAL ANOMALY IDENTIFICATION OF GIANT MIMI-MINTUNO (Tachupleus gigas DURING ARTIFICIAL INCUBATION PERIOD IN THE VIAL BOTTLES

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    Ciptono Ciptono

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    Full Text Available This study aims to reveal the phenomenon of presence / absence of anomalies in the early development of Mimi-giant mintuno (Tachypleus gigas during artificial incubation in the vial bottles. Samples 5 eggs are fertilized incorporated into transparent 50 bottles and vials each filled with clear sea water medium. Embryonic stages (instars hatch, bottles marked, then dumped seawater medium was replaced with 4% formalin solution and glycerin amount of 5% by volume, up to ¾ of the total volume of the vial bottles. Standard stages of giant Mimi-mintuno embryonic normal development Mimi-mintuno according to Itow (1988. The description type of anomalies contained in the post-hatching embryo development. The observations are documented in the form of stereo-microphotograph. The results showed that there are forms anomalies: (a. Delayed development, the structure of the body is not perfect; (b. In observation of the embryo hatches, open shell and egg perivitelline membrane has been opened but delayed development, the structure of the body is not perfect; (c. Embryos after hatched perfectly, abnormalities of morphologic structure such as abnormal protrusion on the dorsal carapace part found.   Keywords: Tachypleus gigas, artificially, incubation

  9. Survival of Serratia marcescens in benzalkonium chloride and in multiple-dose medication vials: relationship to epidemic septic arthritis.

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    Nakashima, A K; Highsmith, A K; Martone, W J

    1987-01-01

    In an epidemic of septic arthritis due to Serratia marcescens, the intra-articular injection of contaminated methylprednisolone may have played a key role. The epidemic strain was found in used multiple-dose vials of methylprednisolone and in a canister of cotton balls soaked in benzalkonium chloride. The cotton balls had been used for antisepsis and disinfection. Growth characteristics of the epidemic strain of S. marcescens were compared with those of control strains of S. marcescens which had been obtained from unrelated nosocomial outbreaks. The epidemic strain was able to survive in 1:100 dilutions of benzalkonium chloride and was able to grow to greater than 10(5) CFU/ml in multiple-dose vials of methylprednisoline; control strains could not be recovered after 24 h in the same solutions. The preservative in methylprednisolone is gamma-myristyl picolinium chloride, a compound chemically related to benzalkonium chloride. We speculate that the epidemic strain of S. marcescens, which was resistant to benzalkonium chloride, had cross-resistance to gamma-myristyl picolinium chloride. If the cotton balls were used to disinfect the tops of the multiple-dose vials of methylprednisolone, small numbers of organisms subsequently introduced into the solution could have grown to high concentrations. PMID:3298309

  10. Ciliates (Protozoa from dried sediments of a temporary pond from Argentina Ciliados (Protozoa de sedimentos secos de una charca temporaria de la Argentina

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    Gabriela Cristina Küppers

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    Full Text Available Temporary ponds represent special environments that are inhabited by organisms adapted to changing environmental conditions. Ciliates are able to survive complete loss of water in these transient habitats through cyst formation. However, ciliates from the Neotropical region in general have been poorly studied with modern techniques. The main goal of this study is to describe the ciliates in dried sediments of a temporary pond from Buenos Aires Province, Argentina, through sampling efforts that were performed 2003-2005. Soil samples were obtained during drought phases and re wetted in laboratory to establish raw and enriched cultures. Ciliates were then studied both in vivo and after impregnation with protargol. In this study, we present 4 new records for Argentina (Gonostomum affine (Stein, 1859 Sterki, 1878, Stylonychia bifaria (Stokes, 1887 Berger, 1999, Pleurotricha lanceolata (Ehrenberg, 1835 Stein, 1859, Meseres corlissi Petz and Foissner, 1992, 1 for South America (Blepharisma americanum (Suzuki, 1954 Hirshfield, Isquith and Bhandary, 1965, and 2 for the Neotropical Realm (Gonostomum strenuum (Engelmann, 1862 Sterki, 1878, Stylonychia lemnae Ammermann and Schlegel, 1983.Los cuerpos de agua temporarios son ambientes particulares que se encuentran habitados por organismos adaptados a condiciones fluctuantes. Los ciliados son capaces de sobrevivir a la pérdida completa de agua del ambiente gracias a la formación de estructuras de resistencia. Por otra parte, los ciliados de la región Neotropical han sido poco investigados con técnicas modernas. El objetivo de este estudio es referir los ciliados que se desarrollaron a partir de los sedimentos secos de una charca temporaria de la provincia de Buenos Aires, Argentina, en la que se realizaron muestreos durante el período 2003-2005. Las muestras de suelo fueron obtenidas durante las fases de sequía y luego resuspendidas en el laboratorio para realizar cultivos naturales y enriquecidos. Los

  11. Estudo mineralógico do sedimento de manguezal da baía de Camamu-Ba

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    Olívia Maria Cordeiro de Oliveira

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    Full Text Available A baía de Camamu, importante pólo turístico, pesqueiro e mineiro, está localizada na Região Litoral Sul do Estado da Bahia. Esse corpo hídrico é bordejado por extensa floresta de manguezal e tem se tornado alvo de uma série de estudos geoambientais. O objetivo desse trabalho é apresentar parte dessas investigações, que corresponde a uma avaliação mineralógica nos sedimentos do manguezal estudado. O estudo semiquantitativo realizado mostrou que, nas estações próximas à zona de mineração, o sedimento é rico em quartzo, barita e argilas, além de pequeno percentual de pirita e jarosita. Nas demais estações, a mineralogia é composta predominantemente por quartzo e argilas, com percentuais variados de barita, pirita e gipsita em determinadas estações. Nos sedimentos de manguezal estudados, os minerais identificados parecem estar intimamente relacionados aos processos geológicos ocorrentes localmente: seja através de processos intempéricos da zona de alimentação ou processos antropogênicos com posterior transporte, seja através de modificações mineralógicas in situ provenientes das condições físico-químicas impostas ao ambiente.The Camamu Bay, an important fishing, mining and tourist site, is located at the South Coastal Region of the State of Bahia, Brazil. This large water body is surrounded by extensive mangrove forest and has been the object of many geo-environmental studies. The objective of this work is to present partial results of one of these studies, a mineralogical evaluation in the sediments of the Camamu Bay's mangrove. This semi-quantitative study showed that in the stations next the mining zone the sediment is rich in quartz, barite and clays, with small percentage of pyrite and jarosite. However, for the majority of the stations, the mineralogy is predominantly: quartz and clays, with a variety of percentages of barite, pyrite and crude gypsum in some stations. The results obtained in this work

  12. Auditorías viales e intervenciones para prevenir atropellamientos, Cuernavaca, México, 2010

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    Martha Híjar M.

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    Full Text Available Resumen Los atropellamientos son un problema de Salud Pública en México. Representan más del 40% de las muertes reportadas como lesiones causadas por el tránsito (lct. En zonas urbanas representan hasta el 60% de las lct. Objetivo: caracterizar y analizar algunas zonas donde se concentraban tanto las muertes como los lesionados por atropellamiento en Cuernavaca, México. Metodología: desde un estudio descriptivo-retrospectivo se planearon y ejecutaron auditorías viales sobre las intersecciones que habían representado mayor riesgo de lesiones y muertes en peatones. En cada lugar se evaluó el aforo peatonal, vehicular, los ciclos semafóricos, las condiciones del medio ambiente físico y se tomaron archivos fotográficos. Resultados: se observó deficiencia de elementos del medio ambiente físico: señalamientos desgastados sobre y al costado de la vía, mala visibilidad por ramas de árboles, vehículos estacionados indebidamente, paradas no autorizadas de transporte público, no uso de puentes peatonales y ciclos semafóricos deficientes. Conclusión: las auditorías viales son herramientas procedentes y empleadas en la ingeniería del tránsito, poco usadas por los salubristas como técnicas para prevenir LCT, en especial atropellamientos. Permiten diseñar e implementar medidas de prevención primaria para disminuir los riesgos de lesión en los usuarios más vulnerables de la vía pública: los peatones. Abstract Pedestrian injuries are a public health problem in Mexico.Represent more than 40% of the deaths reported as road traffic injuries (rti. Likewise, they represent up to 60% of all RTIs in urban areas. Objective: To characterize and analyze the areas with a high incidence of fatal and non-fatal pedestrian injuries in Cuernavaca, Mexico. Methodology: a retrospective descriptive study in which street audits were conducted on the intersections with the highest risk of pedestrian fatality and injury. Pedestrian and vehicle equipment

  13. Clinical comparison of the Bactec Mycosis IC/F, BacT/Alert FA, and BacT/Alert FN blood culture vials for the detection of candidemia.

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    Ericson, Eva-Lena; Klingspor, Lena; Ullberg, Måns; Ozenci, Volkan

    2012-06-01

    The present study analyzed the performance of Bactec Mycosis IC/F, BacT/Alert FA, and BacT/Alert FN vials in detection and time to detection (TTD) of Candida spp. in 179 simultaneous blood cultures. The Mycosis IC/F, BacT/Alert FA, and BacT/Alert FN vials could detect Candida spp. in 144 (80.45%) of 179, 149 (83.24%) of 179, and 8 (4.47%) of 179 samples, respectively. With the presence of antifungal therapy, the numbers of positive vials were higher in BacT/Alert FA compared to Mycosis IC/F, 87/99 versus 73/99, respectively (P IC/F than in BacT/Alert FA vials without antifungal therapy, 20.89 (9.33) versus 28.26 (9.77), respectively (P IC/F than in BacT/Alert FA vials, 28/30 and 19/30, respectively (P = 0.01). The present data show that the use of Bactec Mycosis IC/F together with BacT/Alert FA vials might improve the detection of Candida spp.

  14. Determinación y evaluación de los componentes presentes en las pinturas anti-incrustantes utilizadas en la acuicultura y sus posibles efectos en sedimentos marinos en el sur de Chile

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    Rodrigo Vera

    2015-05-01

    Full Text Available Se realizaron muestreos de sedimento en tres áreas relacionadas con el uso de pinturas anti-incrustantes en la salmonicultura en el sur de Chile, con el fin de detectar alteraciones en la abundancia o diversidad de la macrofauna bentónica debidas a la acumulación de metales como Cu y Zn en los sedimentos. Los resultados muestran que existe acumulación especialmente de Cu en los sedimentos aledaños a las balsas jaulas de cultivo, pero no se apreciaron variaciones significativas en la composición ni en la abundancia de la macrofauna bentónica asociada a estos centros de cultivo, aun cuando las concentraciones de Cu superaron los 800 μg g-1 en el sedimento.

  15. Distribución de Ostrácodos (Arthropoda: Crustacea en sedimentos del norte de Cartagena

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    Reyes Araya Lucy del Carmen

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    Full Text Available This work concerns to the study of Ostracoda of the region 1ying
    between the beaches of Marbella and Monito, to the north of Cartagena (Bolivar enclosing an area of ca. 64 km2. The samples correspond to sediments obtained at depths ranging between O and 25 m. 463 specimens, belonging to 24 species of 13 families were found. The best represented families were Trackyleberididae and Cytheruridae. Puriana pustulosa Bold, 1966was found to be the most abundant and best distributed species. The distribution of the species observed in the region was shown to be extensive in fine sediments (sandy-muds and reduced in coarse sands, according to the pattern proposed by Peypouquet (1971 and Carbonel (1973.Este trabajo se realizó con Ostrácodos de la región comprendida entre las playas de Marbella y el Monito, al Norte de Cartagena, Bolivar. La zona de estudio abarca un área aproximada de 64 km2 Las muestras corresponden a sedimentos obtenidos a profundidades entre O y 25 m. Se encontraron 463 ejemplares pertenecientes a 24 especies agrupadas en 13 familias, de las cuales las mejor representadas son Trackyleberididae y Cytheruridae. La especie más abundante y mejor distribuida para el área es Purioma pustulosa Bold, 1966. La distribución de las especies en la región estudiada, es amplia en los sedimentos finos (lodo-arenoso] y reducida en las arenas gruesas, observación que coincide con el modelo propuesto por Peypouquet (1971 y Carbonel (1973.

  16. Discriminación de sedimentos contaminados con jales mineros por medio de la forma de granos de cuarzo

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    Raúl Miranda-Avilés

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    Full Text Available En este trabajo se presenta un método alterno al análisis geoquímico para identificar la existencia de jales mineros en sedimentos y/o suelos por medio del análisis digital de imagen y parámetros de forma de cristales de cuarzo. El método se aplicó a jales mineros, sedimentos naturales y antropogénicos del Distrito Minero de Guanajuato. El parámetro que mejor discriminó los 3 grupos de granos de cuarzo (jales, antropogénico y natural es la circularidad (C. La (C promedio de cuarzo natural es 0.73, mientras que los cuarzos de jales presentan un promedio de 0.64 y los cuarzos de origen antropogénico presentan una (C entre 0.66 a 0.67. La metodología empleada puede aplicarse en la identificación de antiguos depósitos de jales mineros que actualmente estén mezclados y/o cubiertos por la mancha urbana en antiguos distritos mineros, donde no se cuenta con referencias de su distribución. También en zonas de cultivo que contengan jales mezclados y que potencialmente aporten metales. Otra aplicación potencial puede ser en sondeos de suelos como complemento a la geoquímica, permitiendo la identificación de jales e interpolación en horizontes donde solo se cuente con pocas muestras geoquímicas.

  17. PERDAS DE ÁGUA E SEDIMENTO EM DIFERENTES SISTEMAS DE MANEJO NO SEMIÁRIDO DA PARAÍBA

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    Richarde Marques da Silva

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available El presente trabajo busca describir las pérdidas de agua y sedimentos en la Cuenca Experimental de São João do Cariri - BESJC. La BESJC está ubicada en las coordenadas -7º 22' de latitud y -36º 31' de longitud, en la región semiárida del estado de Paraíba, Brasil. Los datos de pérdida de agua y sedimento fueron obtenidos en dos parcelas de erosión de 100 m² con el sistema de gestión y mantillo diferenciada, siendo una parcela mantiene despejado (1999-2006 y otra con baja vegetación nativa (Caatinga, en un período de tres años (1999-2002 y después mantenida despejada (2003-2006. Las pérdidas de suelo de la parcela con Caatinga fueron muy inferiores a los valores obtenidos en la parcela despejada, lo que indica la adecuación de la gestión en este sistema de producción en relación con la erosión. Los resultados de erosión, obtenidos en la BESJC, muestran que la erosión media en la Parcela 1 fue 3,4 t ha-1, mientras que en la Parcela 2 fue de 0,4 t ha-1, lo que demuestra la influencia de la vegetación sobre la erosión en las zonas semiáridas.

  18. Determination of {sup 226}Ra by gamma spectrometry: study of packaging vial of sample for analysis; Determinacao de {sup 226}Ra por espectrometria gama: estudo do recipiente de acondicionamento de amostra para analise

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    Carneiro, Andre Cavalcanti

    2015-07-01

    Determination of radioactivity levels of {sup 226}Ra by gamma spectrometry in a sample is based on measurements of {sup 214}Pb and {sup 214}Bi, daughters of {sup 222}Rn. Because radon is a gas, it can leak from the sample vial or accumulate on the upper empty it. If the vial has any crack, there will be loss of gas, which will cause error in determining the {sup 226}Ra concentration. One possible cause of cracks in the vials, that houses standards and samples, is the radiolysis action in the vial material, usually a polymer. As the demand {sup 226}Ra analysis in different matrices (geological samples, food, plants, etc.) is increasing, it was decided to study some polymer vials available on the market, to verify the feasibility to be used when is applied the analysis method using gamma spectrometry. Four types of polymer vials have been studied. The radiation doses in walls of the vials caused by natural radionuclides present in the sample were simulated using gamma irradiation. Tests, such as compressive strength test and tightness, were applied to the irradiated and non-irradiated vials. First, to verify the effect of radiolysis on the vial material and also if there was {sup 222}Rn diffusion in their walls. These preliminary results pointed out that the acrylic vials are the best option of packaging samples for analysis. This study should be repeated in a larger number of samples for a better evaluation. (author)

  19. Determination of moisture content in lyophilized mannitol through intact glass vials using NIR micro-spectrometers

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    Cristian Rodrigo Muzzio

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available Determination of moisture content in lyophilized solids is fundamental to predict quality and stability of freeze-dried products, but conventional methods are time-consuming, invasive and destructive. The aim of this study was to develop and optimize a fast, inexpensive, noninvasive and nondestructive method for determination of moisture content in lyophilized mannitol, based on an NIR micro-spectrometer instead of a conventional NIR spectrometer. Measurements of lyophilized mannitol were performed through the bottom of rotating glass vials by means of a reflectance probe. The root mean standard error of prediction (RMSEP and the correlation coefficient (R²pred, yielded by the pre-treatments and calibration method proposed, was 0.233% (w/w and 0.994, respectively.A determinação do conteúdo de umidade em sólidos liofilizados é fundamental para se prever a qualidade e a estabilidade de produtos liofilizados, mas os métodos convencionais consomem muito tempo, são invasivos e destrutivos. O objetivo desse estudo foi desenvolver e otimizar um método rápido, econômico, não invasivo e não destrutivo para a determinação do conteúdo de umidade em manitol liofilizado, com base em microespectrômetro de infravermelho próximo ao invés de um espectrômetro de infravermelho próximo convencional. As medidas de manitol liofilizado foram realizadas através do fundo de recipiente de vidro em rotação por meio de sonda de reflectância. A raíz do erro médio padrão de predição (RMSEP e o coeficiente de correlação (R²pred obtidos pelo prétratamento e pelo método de calibração proposto foram, respectivamente, 0,233% (p/p e 0,994.

  20. Línea de base ambiental de agua y sedimento de wscorrentía superficialpara la quebrada Alipán, sierra de Velasco, La Rioja

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    Humberto O Nievas

    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available Se presentan resultados pertenecientes a una línea de base ambiental en aguas y sedimentos de escorrentía superficial, para un proyecto minero en incipiente etapa de exploración, en la sierra de Velasco, provincia de La Rioja. Se determina la calidad del agua siguiendo un diseño estratégico de muestreo para obtener una adecuada caracterización de la cuenca y para evaluar cambios en los sucesivos muestreos. A su vez, se analizan los contenidos en agua de uranio y radio por su importancia en un área con mineralización uranífera. Finalmente, se consideran las concentraciones químicas en sedimentos de escorrentía superficial y se evalúan los distintos aportes de los afluentes hacia el colector principal, la quebrada Alipán.

  1. Aislamiento y caracterización de microorganismos con actividad lipolítica provenientes de sedimentos del Humedal El Jaboque (Bogotá, Colombia

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    Valencia Zapata Hernando

    2006-12-01

    Full Text Available En el humedal el Jaboque (Engativá Bogotá, Colombia, se aislaron microorganismos lipolíticos provenientes de
    sedimentos, mediante la utilización de medios de cultivo selectivos (agar tributirina, agar aceite de girasol. Primero se evaluó la concentración del sustrato (aceite de girasol en la cual se encontraba el mayor número de morfotipos aislados, luego se comparó la eficiencia de los dos medios de cultivo de acuerdo a la cantidad de morfotipos aislados. Se evaluaron tres concentraciones diferentes de sustrato. Se aisló un total de 18 cepas pertenecientes a los géneros Bacillus, Pseudomonas, Acinetobacter, Streptomyces, Penicillium, Alternaria. Los medios evaluados constituyen alternativas sencillas de aislamiento de microorganismos con actividad lipolítica en sedimentos.

  2. Impacto vial del túnel Santa Rosa en la Av. Próceres de la Independencia, SJL, Lima

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    2014-01-01

    El presente artículo es un resumen del trabajo de investigación sobre la influencia de los proyectos de infraestructura vial en las  condiciones de tráfico de la intersección Av. Perú con la Av. Próceres de la Independencia ubicada en el distrito de San Juan de Lurigancho (SJL) en la ciudad de Lima, Perú. De esta manera, el articulo contiene la presentación del problema de estudio, considerando las condiciones y características de las intersecciones estudiadas; descripción del flujo vehicular...

  3. Noninvasive in situ identification and band assignments of some pharmaceutical excipients inside USP vials with FT-near-infrared spectroscopy

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    Ali, Hassan Refat H.; Edwards, Howell G. M.; Scowen, Ian J.

    2009-05-01

    For the manufacture of dosage forms all ingredients must be reliably identified. In this paper, the suitability of FT-NIR spectroscopy to identify potassium sorbate, sodium starch glycollate, calcium ascorbate, calcium carbonate, candelilla wax, maltosextrin, monohydrated and anhydrous lactose inside USP vials was investigated. Differentiation between the anhydrous and monohydrated forms of lactose was found to be possible by studying the regions of the near-infrared spectrum corresponding to the combination and first overtone stretching frequencies of water. The results show unequivocally the potential of FT-NIR spectroscopy for rapid, in situ and non-destructive identification of pharmaceutical excipients.

  4. Mineralogia y geoquimica de los sedimentos de algunas lagunas del N de la provincia de Málaga (S de España

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    2001-08-01

    Full Text Available Similar compositional and genetic characteristics for the recently deposited sediments in some lakes and ponds of the north of the Málaga province have been observed. Nevertheless, it seems to exist some differences in their mineralogical and geochemical evolution as well as in the degree of alteration of the original sediment. The mineral alterations produced in these confined lacustrine basins, with pH higher than 8, are controlled by ionic exchange between water and sediment. According to the mineral alteration degree three stadiums of mineral evolution have been detected. In addition the mineralogical and geochemical evolution and the hydrochemical characteristic of the aqueous environment are related. The study has shown that some neoformation processes of Mgrich minerals also occur.Se han observado características composicionales y genéticas similares en los sedimentos más recientes de algunas lagunas del norte de la provincia de Málaga, si bien parecen existir diferencias en su evolución mineralógica y geoquímica y en el grado de alteración del sedimento original. Las alteraciones minerales producidas en estos medios lacustres confinados, con pH superior a 8, están controladas por los intercambios iónicos entre el agua y el sedimento. Según el grado de alteración mineral detectado se han observado tres estadios de evolución mineral para estos sedimentos. Igualmente, se observa una relación entre la evolución mineralógica y geoquímica y las características hidroquímicas del agua existente en el medio. El estudio ha mostrado indicios de neoformación de minerales ricos en Mg+2.

  5. APLICAÇÃO DA MICROMORFOLOGIA DE SOLOS AOS ESTUDOS DE SEDIMENTOS QUATERNÁRIOS: uma ferramenta para a reconstrução paleoambiental

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    Danielle Gomes da Silva

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Los sedimentos depositados durante el Cuaternario y sus formas de acumulación se convierten en registros de los procesos geomórficos que han ejercido control en la evolución del paisaje, principalmente en los contextos geotectónicos de las plataformas de la zona tropical. De tal manera, la discussión se concentrará en los sedimentos recientes del ambiente semiárido de las zonas de Fazenda Nova y Serra da Baixa Verde, ambas ubicadas en el estado de Pernambuco, nordeste de Brasil, por medio de la investigación del ambiente de deposición todavia estrechamente relacionado con el paisaje actual. La micromorfología de suelos fue utilizada para caracterizar mejor y distinguir los sedimentos relacionados a los períodos de inestabilidad geomórfica del Cuaternario. Los resultados conseguidos demuestran que en los depósitos estudiados, los registros sedimentarios han tenido su formación asociada los ciclos pedogenesis/morfogenesis bajo combinaciones de funcionamiento diversas del clima semiárido en el área desde el Pleistoceno superior.

  6. ESTUDIO BIOGEOQUÍMICO DEL EMBALSE SUATA, VENEZUELA, DE ACUERDO AL CONTENIDO METÁLICO DE SUS SEDIMENTOS DE FONDO, AGUAS Y PECES

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    María A. Álvarez

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Se realizó un estudio biogeoquímico mediante el análisis del contenido metálico en muestras de sedimentos de fondo, aguas y peces colectadas mensualmente durante un año. Los sedimentos se encontraron enriquecidos antrópicamente con COT, Zn y Cd, presentando un nivel de contaminación de moderado a fuerte, y según la fracción biodisponible, un riesgo muy alto de Zn y mediano de Ni, Cd, Cr y Co. Estas especies llegarían al embalse, principalmente, mediante la escorrentía superficial de desechos de industrias de producción animal ubicadas en los alrededores y aportes del Rio Aragua. Aunque la desorción de los metales desde los sedimentos es improbable dado el pH donde se encuentran (8-9 y la concentración de los metales en las aguas y peces fue menor que las máximas permitidas en las normativas, se encontraron indicios de bioacumulación de Hg y Ni en el hígado de los peces que sugieren mantener el monitoreo del embalse.

  7. El impacto de las nuevas políticas de seguridad vial sobre la conducta de los conductores

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    Jordi Tena-Sánchez

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available La evidencia empírica disponible señala de manera unánime que las nuevas políticas de tráfico y seguridad vial aplicadas en España desde 2004, y en particular la introducción del carné por puntos y la reforma del Código Penal, han tenido una fuerte incidencia positiva en la reducción de la siniestralidad. De dichos resultados se deriva que las nuevas políticas han tenido también un efecto positivo sobre la conducta de los conductores, de modo que ha sido esa mejora en la conducta al volante la que finalmente se ha traducido en una reducción de la siniestralidad. No obstante, hasta el momento, los investigadores han descuidado el análisis directo de los datos sobre cumplimiento. En el presente trabajo se analizan todos los datos disponibles que ofrecen información sobre el cumplimiento de la normativa de tráfico y seguridad vial.

  8. A Single In-Vial Dual Extraction Strategy for the Simultaneous Lipidomics and Proteomics Analysis of HDL and LDL Fractions.

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    Godzien, Joanna; Ciborowski, Michal; Armitage, Emily Grace; Jorge, Inmaculada; Camafeita, Emilio; Burillo, Elena; Martín-Ventura, Jose Luis; Rupérez, Francisco J; Vázquez, Jesús; Barbas, Coral

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    A single in-vial dual extraction (IVDE) procedure for the subsequent analysis of lipids and proteins in the high-density lipoprotein (HDL) and low-density lipoprotein (LDL) fractions derived from the same biological sample is presented. On the basis of methyl-tert-butyl ether (MTBE) extraction, IVDE leads to the formation of three phases: a protein pellet at the bottom, an aqueous phase with polar compounds, and an ether phase with lipophilic compounds. After sample extraction, performed within a high-performance liquid chromatography vial insert, the ether phase was directly injected for lipid fingerprinting, while the protein pellet, after evaporation of the remaining sample, was used for proteomics analysis. Human HDL and LDL isolates were used to test the suitability of the IVDE methodology for lipid and protein analysis from a single sample in terms of data quality and matching composition to that of HDL and LDL. Subsequently, HDL and LDL fractions isolated from ApoE-KO and wild-type mice were used to validate the capacity of IVDE for revealing changes in lipid and protein abundance. Results indicate that IVDE can be successfully used for the subsequent analysis of lipids and proteins with the advantages of time saving, simplicity, and reduced sample amount.

  9. Modelo y simulación de una intersección vial usando el software Arena

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    Sebastian Puerto Hernández

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available En este artículo se presenta el modelo y la simulación de una intersección vial. Para modelar las dinámicas fue seleccionado el software Arena®, por su gran versatilidad y amplitud en herramientas a la hora de diseñar y modelar sistemas estocásticos. Las simulaciones en eventos discretos de la intersección validarán el modelo. Con el modelo obtenido se podrá realizar el cambio en la programación de los semáforos, la inclusión de paraderos en sitios específicos de las vías, y además la demostración de la relación entre la forma de conducción y estos problemas de movilidad. Se busca disminuir el tamaño de las colas que se generan, además de una reducción en los tiempos de recorridos de los usuarios en estos tramos y un mejoramiento notable en el funcionamiento vial en general de la ciudad.

  10. Variáveis mineralógicas preditoras de fontes de produção de sedimentos, em uma bacia hidrográfica do Rio Grande do Sul

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    Pablo Miguel

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available O uso da mineralogia como ferramenta para a avaliação das propriedades dos minerais que compõem o solo é extremamente importante para o entendimento das diferentes relações químicas e físicas que ocorrem nele. Essas propriedades/variáveis, na identificação das fontes de sedimentos em suspensão, podem ajudar a elucidar os fatores e processos que regem a transferência de sedimentos e poluentes dos sistemas terrestres para os sistemas aquáticos. Os objetivos deste estudo foram caracterizar quantitativamente a mineralogia do solo das fontes e dos sedimentos em suspensão, em uma bacia hidrográfica, e identificar quais variáveis mineralógicas possuem propriedades traçadoras. Para a identificação das fontes, foi utilizado o método fingerprinting, que compara os solos de diferentes fontes e os sedimentos que são encontrados em suspensão no canal de drenagem, usando elementos traçadores. Os principais minerais que compõem o solo das fontes e do sedimento foram caulinita, minerais de camada 2:1 e hematita e goethita. Entre os óxidos, a hematita foi o que predominou entre as amostras. As variáveis mineralógicas, teor de caulinita e de goethita apresentaram capacidade discriminante e puderam ser usados como traçadores na identificação das fontes de produção de sedimentos e na estimativa da contribuição de cada uma das fontes, aumentando assim a capacidade preditiva do modelo. A maior contribuição na produção de sedimentos foi dos canais fluviais, seguidos pela malha e, por último, pelas estradas.

  11. Inversión en infraestructura vial y su impacto en el desarrollo económico: un análisis al caso Colombia (1993-2014)

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    Ramírez Muriel, Andrés Felipe

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    Resumen: Con el presente trabajo se pretende determinar con un argumento analítico y un análisis general, la evolución y la correlación entre la inversión en infraestructura vial y el desarrollo económico de Colombia, en un marco comparativo asociado a algunos países de Latinoamérica. Adicionalmente, se establece en forma comparativa por medio de los indicadores macroeconómicos y de infraestructura vial, la competitividad de Colombia frente a países vecinos. Para lograrlo se analiza el desa...

  12. Análisis paleoambiental de sedimentos lateríticos del depósito Camarioca, Moa, Cuba

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    Adrian Martínez-Vargas

    2008-03-01

    Full Text Available En el yacimiento niquelífero Camarioca, Cuba Oriental, hay sedimentos lateríticos bien documentados, que contienen un registro paleontológico espacialmente distribuido. Tomando como base las entidades taxoregistráticas en el área, se hizo la reconstrucción paleoambiental del sistema deposicional. Se realizó el análisis de la diversidad de las asociaciones registradas, el estudio de las variaciones de los factores de estrés, las reconstrucciones paleobatimétrica y paleoecológica y la correlación taxonómica. La combinación de técnicas cuantitativas y cualitativas de análisis de datos paleontológicos, arrojó resultados que evidencian el establecimiento en la región, durante el Mioceno–Plioceno, de un sistema deposicional de plataforma interna protegida con mayor energía de deposición hacia el sur, y profundidades que se incrementaron de 0-30 m al sur hasta los 100 m al norte.

  13. Influência do tamanho do frasco de tuberculina nos resultados da prova tuberculínica Influence of vial size on the results of the tuberculin test

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    Antonio Ruffino-Netto

    2005-04-01

    Full Text Available INTRODUÇÃO: A solução de tuberculina é armazenada em frascos de diferentes tamanhos. Sua adsorção ao frasco pode influenciar o resultado da prova tuberculínica. OBJETIVO: Avaliar o efeito do tamanho do frasco de armazenamento da tuberculina nos resultados obtidos na prova tuberculínica. MÉTODO: Sessenta e três pacientes internados com diagnóstico de tuberculose ativa foram submetidos a duas provas tuberculínicas simultâneas, em ambos os antebraços. A técnica usada foi a de Mantoux e consistiu na aplicação de 0,1 ml de tuberculina armazenada em frascos de 5 ml ou de 1,5 ml, no antebraço direito e no antebraço esquerdo, de forma aleatória. A leitura da induração foi efetuada de forma cega por um único leitor treinado previamente. As leituras com diferenças de até 2 mm foram consideradas resultados concordantes. RESULTADOS: Vinte e um pacientes não tiveram induração e foram excluídos da análise. Entre os 42 pacientes restantes, a média dos diâmetros das indurações obtidas nas provas com tuberculina armazenada nos frascos grandes foi maior do que as obtidas com a armazenada em frascos pequenos. A concordância entre as leituras foi obtida em 40,5% delas (17/42, e a diferença foi negativa (frasco grande menor que frasco pequeno em 16,7% (7/42 e positiva em 42,9% delas (18/42. CONCLUSÃO: O tamanho do frasco de armazenamento da tuberculina pode influenciar o resultado da prova tuberculínica. A adsorção da tuberculina à parede do frasco pode explicar o fenômeno. Os autores alertam para o impacto dessas variações nos estudos epidemiológicos e operacionais.BACKGROUND: Tuberculin purified protein derivative is stored in vials of various sizes. Its adsorption to the vial can influence the results of tuberculin tests. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effect of vial size on the results obtained in tuberculin tests. METHODS: Sixty-four inpatients with active tuberculosis were submitted to two simultaneous tuberculin tests

  14. Effect of bevacizumab, which remain after withdrawal of the first dose/s from a single-use vial on diabetic macular edema

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    Mehmet Demir

    2015-02-01

    Conclusion: Bevacizumab which remain in the single use vial after first dose/s is safe and effective for treatment of DME. These results are useful for poor countries. [Int J Basic Clin Pharmacol 2015; 4(1.000: 159-163

  15. Delincuencia vial y reincidencia: un análisis de su prevalencia y concurrencia con la delincuencia común en la provincia de Alicante

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    La transgresión de las normas penales de tráfico sigue siendo actualmente un fenómeno frecuente y peligroso para la seguridad vial, que requiere de su abordaje científico para delimitar los factores asociados al mismo. Partiendo de evidencias científ

  16. Time-to-positivity-based discrimination between Enterobacteriaceae, Pseudomonas aeruginosa and strictly anaerobic Gram-negative bacilli in aerobic and anaerobic blood culture vials.

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    Defrance, Gilles; Birgand, Gabriel; Ruppé, Etienne; Billard, Morgane; Ruimy, Raymond; Bonnal, Christine; Andremont, Antoine; Armand-Lefèvre, Laurence

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    Time-to-positivity (TTP) of first positive blood cultures growing Gram-negative bacilli (GNB) was investigated. When anaerobic vials were positive first, TTP ≤ 18 h differentiated Enterobacteriaceae from strict anaerobic Gram-negative bacilli (PPV 98.8%). When the aerobic ones were first, TTP ≤ 13 h differentiated Enterobacteriaceae from Pseudomonas aeruginosa and other GNB (PPV 80.8%).

  17. Streamlined sample cleanup using combined dispersive solid-phase extraction and in-vial filtration for analysis of pesticides and environmental pollutants in shrimp

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    A new method of sample preparation was developed and is reported for the first time. The approach combines in-vial filtration with dispersive solid-phase extraction (d-SPE) in a fast and convenient cleanup of QuEChERS (quick, easy, cheap, effective, rugged, and safe) extracts. The method was appli...

  18. DISTRIBUIÇÃO SAZONAL DOS SEDIMENTOS NA PRAIA DO FAROL, ILHA DO CABO FRIO, ARRAIAL DO CABO, RIO DE JANEIRO

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    Patrícia Quadros

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available Praias podem ser definidas como depósitos de material inconsolidados localizados na interface entre o mar e terra ou podem estar relacionadas a corpos aquosos de grandes proporções. A Ilha do Cabo Frio, localizada no município de Arraial do Cabo, extremo leste do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, é constituída por rochas alcalinas sieníticas e ortognaisses e um único depósito de praia. O presente trabalho tem como principal objetivo a caracterização dos sedimentos de praia da Ilha do Cabo Frio sob o ponto de vista sedimentológico e sazonal, utilizando o software ArcGis Desktop 10.2 para facilitar a visualização dos resultados obtidos. O método de trabalho utilizado abrangeu as seguintes fases: 1 Pesquisa bibliográfica sobre a geologia local, eventos climáticos e padrões de correntes; 2 Trabalho de campo para coleta de amostras de sedimento de praia, distribuídos nas faces de ante-praia, praia e pós-praia. Foram coletadas 42 amostras no total, sendo destas 21 no período inverno (agosto/2013 e 21 no período de verão (março/2014; 3 Processamento do material coletado onde foram feitos estudos granulométricos por processos de peneiramento e visualização e interpretação dos resultados no SEDIGRAPH; 4 Criação de mapas com a distribuição granulométrica dos sedimentos nos períodos de inverno e verão. Os resultados obtidos apontam para uma predominância de material tamanho areia média bem selecionada na etapa de inveno e de tamanho areia fina moderadamente bem selecionada na etapa verão.  A ocorrência de material mais grosso no período de inverno pode estar relacionada há uma maior concentração de frentes frias com frequentes incidências de ondas provenientes de sudeste e sudoeste, enquanto no período de verão predomina a ação de ondas de nordeste, que desempenham um importante papel na seleção do grão. As ondas de sudeste e sudoeste também favorecem o transporte de sedimentos em direção a nordeste da praia

  19. Estudio composicional de los sedimentos de la Gruta del Indio, Rincón del Atuel, departamento de San Rafael, Mendoza

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    R. Andreis

    2007-03-01

    Full Text Available En los sedimentos que constituyen el relleno de la gruta del Indio, Rincón del Atuel, se reconocieron tres niveles formados por acción fluvial intermitente y cuya distribución horizontal está parcialmente perturbada por la caída de bloques de basalto desde el techo. Los porcentajes y distribución de los componentes orgánicos, constituidos por humus, carbón, fitolitos y colofanita, es muy variable y está regulada por la actividad del hombre y de los animales. Los componentes detríticos son los más abundantes y generalmente superan el 90%, con amplio predominio de los constituyentes livianos. Los litoclastos volcánicos, los vitroclastos y las plagioclasas cálcicas son las variedades más abundantes, acompañadas por escaso cuarzo mono y policristalino, feldespatos potásicos, fragmentos carbonáticos y minerales pesados. De acuerdo a las características de los clastos se puede inferir un aporte sedimentario local, representado por clastos volcánicos provenientes de derrumbes y su mezcla con materiales similares derivados de la erosión de los depósitos subyacentes y otro alóctono fluvial, a los que se suma el aporte piroclástico. El conjunto de sedimentos analizados puede ser incluido en el grupo de las paratufitas. La baja madurez mineralógica de los sedimentos sugiere condiciones climáticas frias y secas. Sin embargo en los niveles superficiales, la presencia de agregados micríticos originados por precipitación in situ de aguas bicarbonatadas, indica condiciones esporádicas de humedad, las que son corroboradas, al igual que las bajas temperaturas, por la presencia de fragmentos quebrados de gutolitas.

  20. Risk of Injection-Site Abscess among Infants Receiving a Preservative-Free, Two-Dose Vial Formulation of Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine in Kenya.

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    Deron C Burton

    Full Text Available There is a theoretical risk of adverse events following immunization with a preservative-free, 2-dose vial formulation of 10-valent-pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV10. We set out to measure this risk. Four population-based surveillance sites in Kenya (total annual birth cohort of 11,500 infants were used to conduct a 2-year post-introduction vaccine safety study of PCV10. Injection-site abscesses occurring within 7 days following vaccine administration were clinically diagnosed in all study sites (passive facility-based surveillance and, also, detected by caregiver-reported symptoms of swelling plus discharge in two sites (active household-based surveillance. Abscess risk was expressed as the number of abscesses per 100,000 injections and was compared for the second vs first vial dose of PCV10 and for PCV10 vs pentavalent vaccine (comparator. A total of 58,288 PCV10 injections were recorded, including 24,054 and 19,702 identified as first and second vial doses, respectively (14,532 unknown vial dose. The risk ratio for abscess following injection with the second (41 per 100,000 vs first (33 per 100,000 vial dose of PCV10 was 1.22 (95% confidence interval [CI] 0.37-4.06. The comparator vaccine was changed from a 2-dose to 10-dose presentation midway through the study. The matched odds ratios for abscess following PCV10 were 1.00 (95% CI 0.12-8.56 and 0.27 (95% CI 0.14-0.54 when compared to the 2-dose and 10-dose pentavalent vaccine presentations, respectively. In Kenya immunization with PCV10 was not associated with an increased risk of injection site abscess, providing confidence that the vaccine may be safely used in Africa. The relatively higher risk of abscess following the 10-dose presentation of pentavalent vaccine merits further study.

  1. Distribución y fuentes de fitoesteroles en sedimentos costeros y de ríos del centro-sur de Chile

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    Luisa Saavedra

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available Los fitoesteroles son potenciales disruptores endocrinos. Se cuantificaron fitoesteroles en sedimentos de cuatro zonas costeras y dos ríos en el centro-sur de Chile. Se determinó la concentración de esteroles utilizando cromatografía de gas con espectrómetro de masa y las fuentes de materia orgánica sedimentaria se determinaron utilizando proporciones de esteroles y biomarcadores lipídicos. Las concentraciones de esteroles totales (0,03 a 10,4 μg g-1 se encuentran dentro del rango informado para otros ecosistemas marinos y la concentración de β-sitosterol (0,01 a 2,01 μg g-1 fue menor que la previamente informada para el sistema de surgencia de Perú. Algunas estaciones costeras adyacentes a los ríos presentaron β-sitosterol de origen terrestre. Además se encontró una alta concentración de este compuesto en sedimentos de estaciones más oceánicas, confirmando que este esterol también puede ser producido por fitoplancton. Al considerar la concentración y presencia-ausencia de esteroles en sedimentos, no fue posible encontrar diferencias significativas entre las cuatro áreas costeras. Sin embargo, se obtuvo una clara diferencia entre las áreas costeras y los ríos, así como entre ambos ríos. Considerando todas las estaciones y utilizando diferentes biomarcadores del origen de la materia orgánica, se encontraron algunas áreas con clara influencia terrestre, donde se asume que la fuente de origen de los fitoesteroles (especialmente β-sitosterol podrían ser las plantas vasculares. El río BioBío y su desembocadura poseen una amplia diversidad de esteroles y lípidos, y altos niveles de colesterol y epicholestanol, los que estarían posiblemente relacionados a la presencia de efluentes domésticos provenientes de grandes ciudades. No se observaron claros patrones espaciales entre la ubicación de las industrias de celulosa y la concentración de β-sitosterol en sedimentos, excepto para una estación ubicada en el golfo de

  2. Uso de opalas biogênicas na identificação de sedimentos lacustres e marinhos Biogenic opals in the identification of lacustrine and marine sediments

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    João Luiz Lani; Larry Schwandes; Sérvulo Batista de Rezende; José Antonio Lani; Eufran Ferreira do Amaral; Alexson de Mello Cunha; Liovando Marciano da Costa

    2007-01-01

    Procurou-se utilizar opalas biogênicas, também conhecidas como espículas ou "pó-de-mico", como identificadoras de sedimentos lacustres ou marinhos. Para isso, analisaram-se camadas e horizontes de um Gleissolo Tiomórfico Húmico na região do rio Riacho, Aracruz, ES. Cada amostra de solo foi submetida a tratamentos específicos para o isolamento das espículas; posteriormente, elas foram identificadas em microscópico eletrônico de varredura. Verificou-se a presença de espículas de origem tanto la...

  3. Acumulación de antibióticos y su efecto sobre la comunidad bacteriana presentes en sedimentos de piscinas camaroneras

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    Uyaguari, Miguel; Montoya, Nelson

    2002-01-01

    Acumulación de antibióticos y su efecto sobre la comunidad bacteriana presentes en sedimentos de piscinas camaroneras La proliferación de enfermedades ha sido uno de los grandes retos con los que ha tenido que lidiar el sector camaronero. Las medidas profilácticas son lo más importante para prevenir el brote de enfermedades, sin embargo cuando el brote se manifiesta, la medicación es necesaria para evitar las altas mortalidades.

  4. Distribución y fuentes de fitoesteroles en sedimentos costeros y de ríos del centro-sur de Chile

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    Luisa Saavedra; Quiñones, Renato A.; José Becerra

    2014-01-01

    Los fitoesteroles son potenciales disruptores endocrinos. Se cuantificaron fitoesteroles en sedimentos de cuatro zonas costeras y dos ríos en el centro-sur de Chile. Se determinó la concentración de esteroles utilizando cromatografía de gas con espectrómetro de masa y las fuentes de materia orgánica sedimentaria se determinaron utilizando proporciones de esteroles y biomarcadores lipídicos. Las concentraciones de esteroles totales (0,03 a 10,4 μg g-1) se encuentran dentro del rango informado ...

  5. Efecto de la contaminación hidrocarburífera sobre la estructura comunitaria de macroinvertebrados bentónicos presentes en el sedimento del Estero Salado

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    Cárdenas Calle, Maritza Cecilia

    2010-01-01

    El Estero Salado forma parte del Golfo de Guayaquil, se encuentra contaminado con hidrocarburos debido al aporte de aguas residuales industriales, derrames de petróleo, aguas de sentina, transferencia y transportación de combustibles, mal manejo de desechos sólidos. El objetivo de este estudio fue determinar el efecto de la contaminación hidrocarburíferas sobre la estructura comunitaria de macroinvertebrados presentes en el sedimento en el Estero Salado durante noviembre de 2009. Doce e...

  6. Estudio de marcadores ambientales sedimentarios y geoquímicos en los sedimentos del estuario de los ríos Tinto y Odiel

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    López González, Nieves

    2011-01-01

    El estudio de las características geoquímicas de los sedimentos de los estuarios de los ríos Tinto y Odiel ha permitido establecer una serie de indicadores ambientales, tanto de los procesos y fuentes de contaminación, como de la evolución en las condiciones ambientales durante el Holoceno. Los procesos de mezcla salina y neutralización ácida que tienen lugar en el estuario, condicionan el comportamiento de los metales pesados y otros elementos traza, cuya variación a lo largo del registro ge...

  7. Texturas, argilominerales y metales en sedimentos de fondo de arroyos de la franja costera sur del Río de la Plata

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    Marcelo Manassero

    2010-08-01

    Full Text Available Se estudiaron sedimentos de fondo extraídos en posiciones distales de los arroyos El Pescado, Cañada Arregui, Buriñigo, Juan Blanco, El Destino, Samborombón y Salado, estos dos últimos ubicados en la región más abierta del estuario del río de la Plata. Para la caracterización granulométrica (tamizado y pipeteo, mineralogía de arcillas (difracción rayos X, contenido de materia orgánica (digestión ácida en caliente, valoración titulométrica y concentración de metales (espectrometría AA, se emplearon métodos estandarizados de laboratorio. La mayoría de los sedimentos fueron clasificados como limos arcillosos y arcillas limosas, sin embargo en el río Salado y los arroyos El Pescado y El Destino los sedimentos de fondo son más arenosos. La composición mineralógica de las arcillas indica que los sedimentos de los arroyos cuentan con una importante proporción de esmectita y caolinita, aunque manteniéndose una predominancia illítica. Significativamente, mayor proporción de caolinita está presente en los ríos Samborombón y Salado, evidenciando una importante influencia estuárica. El hierro y el manganeso son los metales mayoritarios con mayor variabilidad entre cursos. Los humedales costeros y zonas deprimidas de la costa del estuario favorecen la retención de estos dos elementos. Las altas variaciones de los contenidos reflejan diferencias fisicoquímicas en los ambientes depositacionales. El orden de abundancia del resto de los metales analizados es Zn>Pb=Cu>Cr> Ni>Cd, con concentraciones más elevadas en los de la vertiente sur del estuario, manteniendo un comportamiento similar al de los mayoritarios.

  8. Variabilidad milenial de las poblaciones de peces inferida a partir de escamas y restos óseos en sedimentos laminados frente a chimbote, desde la última deglaciación al inicio del holoceno

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    Campusano Baltazar, Félix Arturo

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    Se infiere la variabilidad milenial de las abundancias locales de anchoveta (Engraulis ringens), merluza (Merluccius gayi peruanus) y otras especies de peces frente a Chimbote, a partir de los flujos de escamas y restos óseos a los sedimentos marinos desde la última deglaciación al inicio del Holoceno. Se usaron dos testigos de sedimentos laminados colectados en el talud continental superior frente a Chimbote (~09°30’S), una localidad que se encuentra actualmente en el núcleo de la principal ...

  9. Validación de un nuevo método de preconcentración y medición de mercurio en sedimentos utilizando materiales sol-gel dopados con extractantes sulfurados

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    Mercader-Trejo, F.; Herrera-Basurto, Raúl; Rodríguez de San Miguel-G., Eduardo; De Gyves-M., Josefina

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    El mercurio es un metal pesado altamente tóxico presente en el ambiente por causas naturales o antropogénicas. El mercurio contenido en los cuerpos receptores de agua tiende a precipitarse y acumularse en los sedimentos. Por lo tanto, las mediciones de mercurio en sedimentos representan un buen indicativo de la calidad del ecosistema. En este trabajo se presentan las diferentes etapas involucradas en el desarrollo de un nuevo método de separación, preconcentración y medición de...

  10. Desarrollo y aplicación de metodologías mediante la simulación de las condiciones digestivas de peces para la evaluación de la biodisponibilidad de metales en sedimentos marinos

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    Peña Icart, Mirella

    2013-01-01

    Se conocen gran cantidad de métodos de digestión de sedimentos que permiten evaluar la biodisponibilidad de los metales presentes en los mismos, sin embargo, son pocos los trabajos encontrados que evalúen los metales biodisponibles en el entorno gastrointestinal de los peces. Es por ello que el objetivo del presente trabajo fue desarrollar y aplicar una metodología que permitiera evaluar con mayor exactitud la fracción del contenido total de metales presentes en los sedimentos acuáticos que p...

  11. Evidencia geofísica del umbral de Trenque Lauquen en la extensión norte de la cuenca de Claromecó, provincia de Buenos Aires Geophysical evidence of the Trenque Lauquen High in the northern extension of the Claromecó Basin, province of Buenos Aires

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    J. Kostadinoff

    2007-11-01

    Full Text Available La exploración geofísica del borde norte de la cuenca de Claromecó sugieren la existencia de importantes espesores de sedimentos paleozoicos. Estas secuencias sedimentarias se extienden en el área NW de la provincia de Buenos Aires. Las cuencas de Claromecó y Chaco Paranense están divididas por un área semipositiva. Sin embargo un bajo con dirección NNO de 165 km de longitud, cubierto por sedimentos paleozoicos conecta ambas cuencas.The geophysical survey of the northern border of Claromecó basin suggests the existence of Paleozoic sequences with important thickness. Such sequences extend along the NW area of Buenos Aires province. The Claromecó and Chaco Paranense Basins are divided by a semi positive area. A NNW-trending through, 165 km long, filled with Paleozoic sediments connects important thickness of both basins.

  12. Nivel y cambio de la mortalidad vial en Argentina, Chile, Colombia y México, 2000-2011

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    Gabriel Escanés

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo de este trabajo es estimar el efecto de las muertes por atropellos y colisiones de tránsito en la esperanza de vida en Argentina, Chile, Colombia y México, entre 2000 y 2011. Se calcularon los años de esperanza de vida perdidos (AEVP para los trienios 2000-2002 y 2009-2011. Los resultados indican que los decesos ocurridos por el tránsito representaron entre el 1% y el 4% del total para cada país. En el primer trienio, el mayor nivel de mortalidad ocurrió en Colombia (AEVP=0,96, mientras que el más bajo se registró en Argentina (AEVP=0,59. A excepción de este último país, hacia el segundo trienio, se redujo el impacto de estos fallecimientos sobre la esperanza de vida. El principal cambio tuvo lugar en Colombia que pasó a 0,72 AEVP. Se concluye que las muertes asociadas con el tránsito impactan de manera negativa en los sistemas de salud, las víctimas, el sector productivo y la sociedad en general. Desde esta perspectiva, la situación vial representa un problema de salud pública que requiere la intervención multisectorial en el diseño de políticas de alcance nacional y regional.

  13. La valoración monetaria de los costes humanos de la siniestralidad vial en España

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    Jorge Eduardo Martínez Pérez

    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available Los análisis coste-beneficio en el ámbito de la seguridad vial han de computar la totalidad de los costes, y dentro de ellos ocupan un lugar clave los costes humanos. En esta nota se da cuenta de dos estudios promovidos por la Dirección General de Tráfico orientados a la obtención de valores oficiales para España de los costes asociados a las víctimas mortales y no mortales de los accidentes de tráfico. Mediante la combinación del enfoque de la valoración contingente con la técnica de la lotería estándar (modificada, y con muestras amplias (n1 = 2020, n2 = 2000 representativas de la población española, se estimó en 1,4 millones de euros el valor monetario de prevenir un fallecido por accidente de tráfico. Para las lesiones graves y leves, los valores estimados fueron de 219.000 y 6100 euros, respectivamente. Las cifras obtenidas tienen un orden de magnitud similar al de los países de nuestro entorno.

  14. Impact of a Transition from Respiratory Virus Shell Vial to Multiplex PCR on Clinical Outcomes and Cost in Hospitalized Children

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    Iroh Tam, Pui-Ying; Zhang, Lei; Cohen, Zohara

    2017-01-01

    While respiratory virus PCR panel (RVPP) is more expensive than shell vial (SV) cell culture, it has been shown to reduce unnecessary diagnostic procedures, decrease the inappropriate use of antimicrobials, and shorten the hospital length of stay (LOS). We therefore hypothesized that, for hospitalized children, RVPP would be associated with improved clinical outcomes but higher hospital charges than SV cell culture. We performed a retrospective cohort study of hospitalized children. Multivariate analysis was performed, and p-values were calculated. Respiratory virus testing was collected in a total of 1625 inpatient encounters, of which 156 were tested positive by RVPP (57.7%) and 112 were tested positive by SV (11.1%, p < 0.05). Excluding human rhinovirus (HRV) and human metapneumovirus (hMPV) from the analysis, patients with a positive test from SV had more comorbidities (p = 0.04) and higher mortality (p = 0.008). Patients with a positive test from RVPP had shorter LOS (p = 0.0503). Hospital charges for patients with a positive test from RVPP were lower, but not significantly so. When a multivariate analysis was performed, there were no statistically significant differences in comorbidities, mortality, LOS, or median hospital charges between those patients with a positive SV and those with a positive RVPP. Although testing with RVPP significantly increased the detection of respiratory viruses, clinical outcomes remained comparable to those tested with SV, however RVPP was found to not be associated with higher long-term hospital costs. PMID:28067857

  15. Extensión noroccidental de la cuenca paleozoica de Claromecó, provincia de Buenos Aires

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    G.T. Alvarez

    2007-03-01

    Full Text Available El área de estudio se encuentra ubicada en el sector norte y oriental de las Sierras Australes de la provincia de Buenos Aires. Se realizaron 700 observaciones geofísicas de gravedad y magnetismo calculándose las anomalías de esos campos potenciales con el fin de elaborar mapas gravimétricos a escala 1: 200.000 de las hojas Tornquist, Pigüé, Guaminí y Coronel Suárez. Se modelaron las anomalías de Bouguer por medio de prismas de densidad conocida. Para conocer el desarrollo de los sedimentos en profundidad se realizaron dos perfiles gravimétricos según las direcciones E-O y NE-SO. De esa forma, se pudo dimensionar la cuenca paleozoica que tiene 6.000 metros de espesor de sedimentos y una extensión de 5.200 kilómetros cuadrados. Su geometría en el sector oeste de la cuenca de Claromecó es de forma alargada en dirección NO con un ancho aproximado de 48 km y una longitud de 145 km. Se observan anomalías magnéticas con expresiones de poca magnitud, indicando la presencia de sedimentos en profundidad con moderado contenido de minerales magnéticos. La existencia de disparos de sísmica de refracción realizados por YPF y el DYMAS en los alrededores de Carhué indican con precisión los espesores de los sedimentos terciarios y por lo tanto el techo de las formaciones sedimentarias paleozoicas.

  16. Bacterial diversity in the sediments of a temperate artificial lake, Rapel reservoir Diversidad bacteriana en sedimentos de un lago artificial temperado, embalse Rapel

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    CRISTINA DORADOR

    2007-06-01

    Full Text Available Rapel reservoir is an eutrophic system in Chile that has undergone a series of anthropogenic impacts in recent decades. To provide a better understanding of the processes occurring in the reservoir, we examined bacterial composition from surface sediments using traditional microbiology techniques and molecular biology tools. Our results showed significant temporal variation in the physical and chemical composition of the water column, but no depth-related differences during the study period. To detect temporal changes in bacterial composition, cultivable heterotrophic bacteria, heterotrophic iron oxidizing bacteria, and sulfate-reducing bacteria were extracted from the surface sediments and their concentration measured. Microbial diversity in sediments was represented by closest relatives of eight different bacterial phyla. The most frequently recovered phylotypes in the clone library of 16S rDNA were related to sulfate-reducing bacteria belong to the Deltaproteobacteria groupEl embalse Rapel es un sistema eutrófico en Chile que ha experimentado diversos impactos antropogénicos en las últimas décadas. Para conocer mejor los posibles procesos que ocurren en el embalse, la composición bacteriana fue estudiada en la zona superficial de los sedimentos utilizando técnicas microbiológicas tradicionales y herramientas de biología molecular. Nuestros resultados mostraron variación temporal significativa en la composición física y química del agua, no encontrándose diferencias de las variables medidas entre superficie y fondo en la columna de agua durante el período de estudio. Para detectar cambios temporales en la concentración y composición bacteriana, se midieron bacterias heterótrofas, heterótrofas oxidantes de fierro y bacterias reductoras de sulfato extraídas de la superficie de los sedimentos. La diversidad bacteriana en los sedimentos estuvo representada por 8 diferentes Phyla del dominio Bacteria. Los filotipos m

  17. Conseqüências de diferentes sistemas de preparo do solo sobre a contaminação do solo, sedimentos e água por metais pesados

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    J. E. V. Núñez

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    Full Text Available Este trabalho teve por objetivos determinar a influência de diferentes métodos de preparo do solo sobre as perdas por erosão de metais pesados e avaliar a contaminação dos sedimentos e da água do córrego principal da microbacia de Caetés, município de Paty do Alferes (RJ. A avaliação foi realizada durante os meses de dezembro de 1996 a março de 1997, no ciclo de cultivo do pepino (Cucumis sativus L . Foram utilizadas parcelas do tipo Wischmeier, de tamanho de 22,0 x 4,0 m. Os tratamentos utilizados foram os seguintes: (a aração com trator morro abaixo e queimado (MAQ; (b aração com trator morro abaixo não queimado com restos de vegetação natural entre as linhas (MANQ; (c aração com tração animal em nível, faixas de capim-colonião a cada 7,0 m (AA, e (d cultivo mínimo, com preparo de covas em nível (CM. Avaliaram-se também os teores desses metais nos sedimentos de fundo e na água do córrego principal que drena a microbacia de Caetés. As perdas mais elevadas de metais pesados por erosão foram verificadas no tratamento MAQ, típico da região. Os sedimentos e a água do córrego da microbacia de Caetés mostraram incrementos nos teores totais de Cd, Ni, Pb, Zn e Mn de acordo com a posição de coleta na área. A água coletada no córrego e no açude apresentou concentrações de Cd, Mn e Pb acima dos padrões máximos estabelecidos para água potável. Os resultados obtidos neste trabalho permitem concluir que o uso intensivo de agroquímicos e as elevadas perdas de solo por erosão podem acarretar sérios riscos de contaminação da água do córrego da microbacia que é utilizada pelos animais e para irrigação.

  18. Resíduos de pesticidas em sedimento de fundo de rio na Bacia Hidrográfica do Rio Cuiabá, Mato Grosso, Brasil

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    Juliana Possavatz

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available O rio Cuiabá é um importante tributário do rio Paraguai, cuja bacia é de grande importância por agasalhar o Pantanal, a maior área úmida do planeta. A base econômica da bacia hidrográfica do rio Cuiabá é a produção agrícola e pecuária que, para manter elevada produtividade, requer grandes quantidades de insumos agrícolas como os pesticidas que, podem atingir diversos ambientes devido aos processos de dispersão que ocorrem após sua introdução no ambiente. Os sedimentos desempenham importante papel para a caracterização da poluição de rios devido a seu potencial de acumulação de poluentes. Este estudo objetivou avaliar a contaminação por pesticidas usados nas lavouras plantadas na bacia do rio Cuiabá, MT. Para tanto, amostras de sedimento de fundo foram coletadas mensalmente de agosto de 2011 a julho de 2012. Para a determinação dos pesticidas atrazina, cipermetrina, clorpirifós, endossulfam (α, β e seu metabólito endossulfam sulfato, lambda-cialotrina, malationa, metolacloro, metribuzim, parationa metílica, permetrina e trifuralina no sedimento utilizou-se método multirresíduo que consiste na extração sólido-líquido por agitação mecânica seguida de purificação por extração líquido-líquido e identificação e quantificação por cromatografia a gás acoplada a espectrometria de massas. Resíduos de pesticidas foram identificados em amostras coletadas em agosto e setembro de 2011 e janeiro, fevereiro, abril e julho de 2012, em concentrações variando de 5,7 a 79,3 µg kg-1 . Embora a frequência de detecção tenha sido baixa, esses resultados indicam que há potencial de transporte de pesticidas usados na bacia do rio Cuiabá e seus tributários atingindo o Pantanal.

  19. Establishment of quantitative sequencing and filter contact vial bioassay for monitoring pyrethroid resistance in the common bed bug, Cimex lectularius.

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    Seong, Keon Mook; Lee, Da-Young; Yoon, Kyong Sup; Kwon, Deok Ho; Kim, Heung Chul; Klein, Terry A; Clark, J Marshall; Lee, Si Hyeock

    2010-07-01

    Two point mutations (V419L and L925I) in the voltage-sensitive sodium channel alpha-subunit gene have been identified in deltamethrin-resistant bed bugs. A quantitative sequencing (QS) protocol was developed to establish a population-based genotyping method as a molecular resistance-monitoring tool based on the frequency of the two mutations. The nucleotide signal ratio at each mutation site was generated from sequencing chromatograms and plotted against the corresponding resistance allele frequency. Frequency prediction equations were generated from the plots by linear regression, and the signal ratios were shown to highly correlate with resistance allele frequencies (r2 > 0.9928). As determined by QS, neither mutation was found in a bed bug population collected in 1993. Populations collected in recent years (2007-2009), however, exhibited completely or nearly saturating L925I mutation frequencies and highly variable frequencies of the V419L mutation. In addition to QS, the filter contact vial bioassay (FCVB) method was established and used to determine the baseline susceptibility and resistance of bed bugs to deltamethrin and lambda-cyhalothrin. A pyrethroid-resistant strain showed >9,375- and 6,990-fold resistance to deltamethrin and lambda-cyhalothrin, respectively. Resistance allele frequencies in different bed bug populations predicted by QS correlated well with the FCVB results, confirming the roles of the two mutations in pyrethroid resistance. Taken together, employment of QS in conjunction with FCVB should greatly facilitate the detection and monitoring of pyrethroid-resistant bed bugs in the field. The advantages of FCVB as an on-site resistance-monitoring tool are discussed.

  20. Shell-vial culture and real-time PCR applied to Rickettsia typhi and Rickettsia felis detection.

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    Segura, Ferran; Pons, Immaculada; Pla, Júlia; Nogueras, María-Mercedes

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    Murine typhus is a zoonosis transmitted by fleas, whose etiological agent is Rickettsia typhi. Rickettsia felis infection can produces similar symptoms. Both are intracellular microorganisms. Therefore, their diagnosis is difficult and their infections can be misdiagnosed. Early diagnosis prevents severity and inappropriate treatment regimens. Serology can't be applied during the early stages of infection because it requires seroconversion. Shell-vial (SV) culture assay is a powerful tool to detect Rickettsia. The aim of the study was to optimize SV using a real-time PCR as monitoring method. Moreover, the study analyzes which antibiotics are useful to isolate these microorganisms from fleas avoiding contamination by other bacteria. For the first purpose, SVs were inoculated with each microorganism. They were incubated at different temperatures and monitored by real-time PCR and classical methods (Gimenez staining and indirect immunofluorescence assay). R. typhi grew at all temperatures. R. felis grew at 28 and 32 °C. Real-time PCR was more sensitive than classical methods and it detected microorganisms much earlier. Besides, the assay sensitivity was improved by increasing the number of SV. For the second purpose, microorganisms and fleas were incubated and monitored in different concentrations of antibiotics. Gentamicin, sufamethoxazole, trimethoprim were useful for R. typhi isolation. Gentamicin, streptomycin, penicillin, and amphotericin B were useful for R. felis isolation. Finally, the optimized conditions were used to isolate R. felis from fleas collected at a veterinary clinic. R. felis was isolated at 28 and 32 °C. However, successful establishment of cultures were not possible probably due to sub-optimal conditions of samples.

  1. Lake Chapala, Mexico: lead distribution in water, sediment and bacteria; Escenarios de la distribucion de plomo en agua, sedimentos y bacterias del lago de Chapala, Mexico

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    Hansen, Anne M. [Instituto Mexicano de Tecnologia del Agua, Jiutepec, Morelos (Mexico); Villa-Navia, Adriana [Interventor Ambiental de Occidental de Colombia, Inc. (Colombia); Afferden, Manfred van [Instituto Mexicano de Tecnologia del Agua, Jiutepec, Morelos (Mexico)

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    To evaluate the distribution of lead in the natural resources of lake Chapala, the adsorption of this metal in bacteria was analyzed and, through published data and the application of a chemical equilibrium model, the risk associated with the consumption of fish and water was estimated. Adsorption experiments of lead in three bacterial strains and simulations of the distribution of lead in the water-sediment-bacteria system indicate that the distribution of lead in the lake depends on variations of water quality such as suspended solids, lead and biomass concentrations. Considering only the lead contained in the bottom sediments, the simulations suggest that concentrations do not exceed the limits nor the criteria for use and protection of water, sediments, and biota. Considering an additional source of lead that locally increases the concentration by a factor of ten, the amount of lead in water and sediments may exceed these limits. The bioaccumulation of lead in lake Chapala was evaluated through calculation of bioconcentration and biomagnification factors, using simulated and published data on lead in fish (Ayla Jay y Ford, 2001). The results indicate that lead may be concentrated 721 and 6,195 times in bacteria and fish, respectively. Furthermore, bioaccumulation of lead in the lake may occur mainly as bioconcentration in fish rather than biomagnification in the food chain. [Spanish] Para evaluar la distribucion de plomo en los recursos naturales en el lago de Chapala se analizo la adsorcion de este metal en bacterias y, mediante datos publicados en la literatura y modelacion numerica, se estimo el riesgo asociado al consumo de peces y agua. Experimentos de adsorcion en tres cepas de bacterias y simulaciones de la distribucion en un sistema agua-sedimentos-bacterias indican que la distribucion del plomo en el lago depende de variaciones en calidad del agua tales como solidos suspendidos totales, plomo total y biomasa. Considerando unicamente el plomo contenido

  2. TendÃncias granulomÃtricas dos sedimentos de fundo no Rio Marrecas, regiÃo Sudoeste do ParanÃ

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    Constantino EleuthÃrio da Luz

    2011-01-01

    A presente dissertaÃÃo trata sobre a variaÃÃo longitudinal das caracterÃsticas texturais dos sedimentos de fundo no rio Marrecas, localizado na regiÃo Sudoeste do ParanÃ. A Ãrea da bacia do rio Marrecas possui 865,43 km2 e abarca parte dos municÃpios de Francisco BeltrÃo, Marmeleiro, Flor da Serra do Sul, Verà e Itapejara DâOeste. O total da bacia do rio Marrecas està inserida em terrenos de idade cretÃcea formada por rochas basÃlticas da formaÃÃo Serra Geral que formam planaltos caracterizad...

  3. Efecto del manejo integral de la cuenca del río Texcoco, sobre la producción de agua y sedimentos

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    Salvador Adame Martínez

    1999-01-01

    Full Text Available En la cuenca del río Texcoco se realizó un manejo integral, con los propósitos de rehabilitar las zonas erosionadas y reducir la magnitud de los escurrimientos superficiales y sedimentos, a través de la construcción de terrazas de banco, presas de control de azolves y reforestación. Los objetivos fueron analizar la variación del uso del suelo y la vegetación, y evaluar el impacto de las obras de rehabilitación del suelo, en las variables hidrológicas, antes y después del manejo. Para ello, se realzó un análisis estadístico de datos anuales. Los resultados indican una significativa disminución de las variables cercana a 80% y la prueba t de Student indicó diferencias significativas entre las medias de cada variable.

  4. SEDIMENTOS CLÁSTICOS EM SISTEMAS DE CAVERNAS E SUAS CONTRIBUIÇÕES EM ESTUDOS GEOMORFOLÓGICOS: UMA REVISÃO

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    Fernando Verassani Laureano

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available Sedimentos detríticos depositados em sistemas de caverna são relativamente bem protegidos dos processos intempéricos superficiais e, em diversos casos, susceptíveis ao emprego de técnicas de datação. Constituem, pois, objetos de investigação em estudos geomorfológicos e paleoambientais. O artigo apresenta uma revisão de literatura sobre sedimentos clásticos em cavernas: fácies, proveniência e estratigrafia. As fácies sedimentares encontradas na bibliografia consultada são apresentadas conforme sua deposição na zona vadosa, na zona de oscilação do nível d’água e na zona freática. Os principais métodos geocronológicos aplicados a este tipo de depósito (14C, U-Th, Paleomagnetismo e Isótopos Cosmogênicos são brevemente apresentados no sentido de ressaltar suas potencialidades e limitações em estudos geomorfológicos. São ainda apresentadas as principais contribuições da análise do registro sedimentar cavernícola no âmbito da obtenção de idades para cavernas, da espeleogênese ou do desenvolvimento da porosidade secundária do aqüífero cárstico, da quantificação de taxas erosivas e do balizamento cronológico de evolução de relevos.

  5. Evaluación de la calidad ambiental de los sedimentos marinos en el sistema de bahías de Caldera (27°S, Chile

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    Jorge Valdés

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    Full Text Available Se midió la concentración y distribución de Cu, Ni, Pb, V, Fe, Al y Zn en los sedimentos marinos en cuatro bahías (Caldera, Calderilla, Inglesa y Salada de la Región de Atacama, Chile. Las concentraciones medias globales fueron 76,8 mg kg-1 de Cu, 90,4 mg kg-1 de Zn, 39 mg kg-1 de Pb, 23,4 mg kg-1 de Ni, 118,5 mg kg-1 de V, 0,09% de Fe y 0,1 mg kg-1 para Al. El análisis estadístico realizado sobre la distribución y contenido de metales encontrado en estas bahías permitió separarlas en tres grupos diferentes; bahía Caldera caracterizada por un alto grado de industrialización, principalmente con actividades asociadas a la minería, bahía Calderilla con actividades de cultivos marinos y actividad industrial asociada a la pesca industrial, y bahías Inglesa y Salada, muy similares entre sí, caracterizadas por una intensa actividad de cultivos marinos y escasa o nula influencia de actividad industrial minera o pesquera. La aplicación del índice de geoacumulación y de normas ambientales de calidad de sedimentos permiten concluir que los niveles de metales medidos en estas bahías muestran un enriquecimiento incipiente asociado a la actividad antrópica desarrollada en la zona pero que, de momento solamente, suponen un riesgo ocasional para las comunidades bentónicas.

  6. Estudio fenotípico comparativo de consorcios microbianos con actividad quitinolítica de sedimentos marinos y rizósfera

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    Débora Alvarado

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available Se colectaron 4 muestras de sedimentos tanto del fondo como de la orilla de la playa «Marbella», Callao y 4 muestras de tierra agrícola a nivel de rizósfera obtenidas de un viñedo de la localidad de «Grocio Prado» en la Provincia de Chincha, Ica. Se determinó la densidad poblacional de microorganismos heterotróficos con actividad quitinolítica presentes en estos ambientes, y se describió sus principales características fenotípicas. Para la cuantificación de las poblaciones se empleó el método del Número Más Probable (NMP. Los tubos con crecimiento positivo fueron sembrados en placas con Agar Quitina Granulada y Agar Quitina Coloidal que fueron incubadas a temperatura ambiental hasta por dos semanas. Con las colonias desarrolladas se realizaron las pruebas de Oxidación/Fermentación de Glucosa, Oxidasa, Catalasa, motilidad, presencia de flagelo, capacidad tintoreal al GRAM, producción de esporas y actividad quitinolítica semicuantitativa. Se elaboraron fenogramas con el programa NTSYS v.1,7. La mayor densidad de bacterias quitinolíticas fue encontrada en la rizósfera alcanzando niveles ³1,6 x 105 en tanto que en sedimentos marinos la densidad osciló entre 2,2 x 102 a 1,6 x 104 NMP/g. Luego del análisis de agrupamiento de los fenotipos mostrados por los consorcios estudiados, se encontró que presentaban características distintivas, exhibiendo ambas una gran diversidad fenotípica.

  7. Tafonomia de Esporos de Pteridófitas Encontrados em Sedimentos Turfosos Quaternários do Rio de Janeiro, Brasil

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    Robson Lucas Bartholomeu

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available A Tafonomia é uma ferramenta usada em interpretações paleoambientais que remonta ao processo de deposição dos palinomorfos. A interpretação dos processos tafonômicos fornece subsídios para a compreensão das condições ambientais passadas, através de marcas preservadas nos palinomorfos. A área de estudo localiza-se na Praia Vermelha, bairro da Urca, município do Rio de Janeiro, entrada da Baía de Guanabara. Foi estudada a preservação dos esporos ocorrentes em um perfil estratigráfico, formado por sedimentos turfosos e areno-lamosos, abrangendo o intervalo de tempo entre cerca de 4.520 a 4.270 anos A.P. Oito níveis foram selecionados e amostrados. Os esporos encontrados foram agrupados de acordo com o tipo de deterioração, em danos de corrosão/degradação, mecânicos e sem danos. A percentagem de cada tipo de dano foi calculada em relação ao total de esporos contados e a concentração em relação a 1cm3 de sedimento. Foi encontrado um grande número de esporos com danos de corrosão e degradação, característicos de exposição ao ar, indicando ter havido ocasiões de menor disponibilidade de água no local. O predomínio de esporos sem danos em alguns níveis sugere uma sedimentação subaquosa, corroborado pelas análises sedimentológicas realizadas.

  8. PRODUÇÃO DE SEDIMENTOS EM BACIA HIDROGRÁFICA DE PEQUENA ORDEM: USO DE MODELOS MATEMÁTICOS, BACIA DO RIBEIRÃO MARINGÁ, PARANÁ - BRASIL

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    Manoel Luiz dos Santos

    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available A bacia hidrográfica do ribeirão Maringá, está localizada no norte do município homônimo, no estado do Paraná. O uso do solo na bacia é intenso e diversificado, sendo ocupado por parte da malha urbana, por intenso uso agrícola e por fragmentos de vegetação natural. Em razão disso, cresce a importância de se reconhecer a dinâmica erosiva da bacia promovida por causas naturais ou antrópicas. Para tal, foram testados dois modelos matemáticos, buscando-se verificar qual deles se adaptaria melhor à realidade da bacia, a fim de ser usado como um instrumento de predição e gestão ambiental. Mediante a aplicação do modelo de produção de sedimento proposto por Kirkby (1976 e da Equação Universal de Perda de Solos trabalhados em ambiente digital produziram-se estimativas sobre a dinâmica ambiental da área. Os resultados da produção de sedimentos apresentaram uma pequena variabilidade devido às características pedológicas. A Equação Universal de Perda de Solo demonstrou espacialmente um cenário com maior variabilidade de perda de solos e parece se adequar melhor à realidade da área quando comparados os seus resultados com as medidas tomadas em campo.

  9. Total rock dissolution using ammonium bifluoride (NH4HF2) in screw-top Teflon vials: a new development in open-vessel digestion.

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    Zhang, Wen; Hu, Zhaochu; Liu, Yongsheng; Chen, Haihong; Gao, Shan; Gaschnig, Richard M

    2012-12-18

    Complete sample digestion is a prerequisite for achieving reproducible and accurate analytical results for geological samples. Open-vessel acid digestions successfully dissolve mafic samples, but this method cannot achieve complete dissolution of felsic samples, because of the presence of refractory minerals such as zircon. In this study, an efficient and simplified digestion technique using the solid compound NH(4)HF(2) in a screw-top vial has been developed for multielement analysis of different types of rock samples. NH(4)HF(2) has a higher boiling point (239.5 °C) than conventional acids such as HF, HNO(3) and HCl, which allows for an elevated digestion temperature in open vessels, enabling the decomposition of refractory phases. Similar to HF, HNO(3) and HCl, ultrapure NH(4)HF(2) can be produced using a conventional PFA sub-boiling (heating and cooling) purification system. A digestion time of 2-3 h for 200 mg NH(4)HF(2) in a Savillex Teflon vial at 230 °C is sufficient to digest 50 mg of the felsic rock GSP-2, which is ~6 times faster than using conventional closed-vessel acid digestion at 190 °C (high-pressure PTFE digestion bomb). The price of a Savillex Teflon vial is far less than the price of a high-pressure PTFE digestion bomb (consisting of a PTFE inner vessel and an outer stainless steel pressure jacket). Moreover, the NH(4)HF(2)-open-vessel acid digestion is not hampered by the formation of insoluble fluorides. We have successfully applied the NH(4)HF(2)-open-vessel acid digestion to the digestion of a series of international geological reference materials, including mafic to felsic igneous rocks and shales. This method provides an effective, simple, economical, and comparatively safe dissolution method that combines the advantages of both the open- and closed-vessel digestion methods.

  10. Cambios en las concesiones viales en Uruguay: un análisis basado en la teoría de subastas

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    Andrés Pereyra

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available Este trabajo analiza el impacto de la privatización de un concesionario vial de propiedad estatal sobre el valor de las inversiones futuras, considerando que el gobierno puede manejar la asimetría de información con el concesionario. Mediante un modelo basado en la teoría de subastas se estima el impacto, para el gobierno, de privatizar al concesionario sin modificar el contrato vigente. Si se decidiera privatizar al concesionario, se requerían modificaciones significativas en el contrato, especialmente si no hay cambios institucionales que mejoren la capacidad de supervisión y control del gobierno.

  11. La responsabilidad civil del concesionario de obras viales y su fundamento en la obligación de seguridad respecto de los usuarios en el Derecho chileno

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    Este trabajo analiza el reconocimiento y aplicación que tiene en Chile la obligación del concesionario de obras públicas viales de garantizar la seguridad de los usuarios en la utilización de las obras concesionadas, como fundamento de su responsabilidad civil. Verificando luego que a esta obligación se le ha dado un alcance homogéneo frente a hipótesis dañosas similares, se concluye destacando el acercamiento importante que genera entre los distintos regímenes de responsabilidad civil en bas...

  12. Los niños, las ciudades y la seguridad vial: Una visión a partir de la investigación.

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    Son muchos los criterios que intervienen en una adecuada planificación de una ciudad, pero uno de los más importantes que se tiene, o se debería tener en cuenta actualmente, tiene que ver con facilitar la movilidad y con incrementar la seguridad vial de los ciudadanos. El entorno urbano es un entorno educador, y conceptos tales como las ciudades educadoras, son del todo acertados. Los niños no aprenden de las ciudades únicamente por su oferta educativa y cultural, los niños aprenden en las...

  13. SISTEMA ADAPTATIVO DE CONTROL Y OPTIMIZACIÓN DEL TRÁFICO DE UN CORREDOR VIAL SEMAFORIZADO. APLICACIÓN A LA CIUDAD DE MEDELLÍN

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    2011-01-01

    Son tres los aspectos fundamentales a tener en cuenta en el diseño de un sistema de control adaptativo. El primer aspecto está vinculado con la naturaleza del fenómeno vehicular. Éste, lejos está de poder ser enfocado desde la perspectiva de un modelo determinista. El segundo aspecto, es inherente con una realidad física; teniendo en cuenta que las redes viales, cualesquiera sea su diseño y/o constitución, soportan un flujo vehicular máximo y una densidad máxima definida por sus dimensiones, ...

  14. Implementación de un sistema integral de seguridad y Salud Ocupacional en Construcción de obras Viales para la Región Puno

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    Sardón Rojas, Freddy Antonio

    2015-01-01

    El presente trabajo brinda criterios y herramientas para la elaboración e implementación de un sistema integral de seguridad y salud ocupacional en construcción de obras viales para la Región Puno, tomando como referencia el Sistema Internacional de Gestión de Seguridad y Salud OHSAS 18001 y la normativa peruana vigente en materia de seguridad y salud en el trabajo para el sector construcción; entre las más importantes la nueva Ley 29783 ” Ley de seguridad y salud en e...

  15. Diagnóstico da contaminação por hidrocarbonetos policíclicos aromáticos nos sedimentos de mesolitoral da Baía de Todos os Santos, Brasil

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    Sonilda Maria Teixeira da Silva

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho avaliou as concentrações de HPAs em sedimentos de mesolitoral, de 23 estações no entorno da Baía de Todos os Santos, Bahia/Brasil, fontes e a variação temporal destes compostos na região. A concentração total nos sedimentos variou de 1,3 a 4021 ngg-1 (peso seco. Dentre os 16 HPAs, os de maior frequência foram o naftaleno e o pireno, enquanto o que apresentou-se menos frequentemente foi o acenafteno. A predominância de indicadores moleculares de fontes pirolíticas juntamente com a presença de indicadores de petróleo cru, sem uma distribuição geográfica definida das suas relações, indicam fontes de diferentes naturezas.

  16. USO DE ATRIBUTOS TOPOGRÁFICOS PARA PREDIÇÃO DE ÁREAS PROPENSAS A PERDA E A DEPOSIÇÃO DE SEDIMENTO EM UMA BACIA HIDROGRÁFICA DO PLANALTO DO RIO GRANDE DO SUL

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    Viviane Capoane

    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available O papel do relevo em relação à distribuição espacial de sedimentos é de grande interesse em termos de gestão da paisagem. Neste trabalho foram extraídos atributos topográficos de modelos digitais de elevação (MDEs gerados com dados de uma carta topográfica (CT na escala 1:50.000 e, de um levantamento altimétrico utilizando um receptor GPS/GNSS Real Time Kinematic (RTK. Posteriormente, a base de dados que melhor representou as feições do terreno foi utilizada na tabulação cruzada de mapas para a predição dos locais propensos a perda e a deposição de sedimento em uma bacia hidrográfica do planalto do Rio Grande do Sul. A qualidade do mapa gerado foi testada utilizando atributos químicos do solo de amostras coletadas em 57 pontos da bacia hidrográfica. A utilização de atributos topográficos derivados do MDE–CT mostrou-se inadequada para avaliar áreas propensas a perda e deposição de sedimentos, pois a imagem matricial não descreveu os divisores da bacia hidrográfica, talvegues, elementos côncavos e convexos e os caminhos de fluxo. A utilização de atributos topográficos derivados do MDE–RTK discretizou satisfatoriamente às áreas propensas à perda e a deposição de sedimento por álgebra de mapas, apresentando correlação estatisticamente significativa com os atributos químicos do solo.

  17. Avaliação do efeito da urbanização na produção de sedimentos da bacia do rio Jacarecica/AL mediante uso de modelo hidrossedimentológico distribuído

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    Samuellson Lopes Cabral

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    Full Text Available A urbanização sem planejamento ao longo da bacia do rio Jacarecica, em Maceió, AL, causa grandes impactos ambientais. A substituição de áreas vegetadas por áreas urbanizadas agrava esses impactos. No entanto, o potencial efeito dessas modificações na produção de sedimentos é desconhecido. Neste trabalho, avaliaram-se mudanças da produção de sedimentos na bacia do rio Jacarecica, no ano de 2010, em razão da alteração de parte da cobertura do solo por urbanização, por meio de modelagem matemática. Os resultados evidenciaram que o mês com maior produção produziu mais de 120 t/ha/mês, perfazendo o total de 131 t, correspondente a uma área de 24,5 km² da área total da bacia, revelando que grande parte da bacia é realmente susceptível ao processo de erosão. Este trabalho apresenta que a aplicação do modelo KINEROS2 é viável e o seu acoplamento ao SIG é de grande valia para identificação e análise das principais áreas de produção de sedimentos na bacia deste rio, podendo ser considerado ferramenta promissora para simulação da produção de sedimentos em bacias hidrográficas do nordeste brasileiro.

  18. Influencia de los sedimentos y trazas de tungsteno en la estructura del esqueleto de Pseudodiploria un coral escleractinio constructor de arrecifes del Parque Nacional Sistema Arrecifal Veracruzano, México

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    Colín-García, Norberto A.; Jorge E. Campos; Tello-Musi, Jose L.; Arias-González, Jesús E.

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    Los arrecifes de coral se encuentran bajo condiciones intensas de estrés causado por las actividades antropogénicas y el incremento de las poblaciones humanas en las zonas costeras. Las descargas de aguas de origen urbano e industrial transportan sedimentos y contaminantes que afectan a las poblaciones de corales, induciendo la bioerosion, el aumento de enfermedades en los corales y promueven el desarrollo de algas que compiten por espacio con los corales. En el Parque Nacional Sistema Arreci...

  19. S, Zn, Cr, Cu and Fe changes during fluvial sediments oxidation Transformaciones del S, Zn, Cr, Cu y Fe en sedimentos fluviales durante el proceso de secado

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    María Pía Di Nanno

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available Acidification of dredged sediments which have been disposed on land is highly dependent on redox shifts. The aim of the present work was to assess changes in sulphur, metal speciation (Zn, Fe, Cr y Cu and acidity caused by a polluted sediment oxidation event. Sediments were dessicated under controlled conditions and sulphide compounds (acid volatile sulphides-AVS- and sulphate, pH and neutralization potential were measured through time during 36 days. Zinc, Cu, Cr and Fe speciation (BCR metal sequential extraction procedure were measured at the beginning of the experiment and at day 22. An acid-base equilibrium method based on the BCR procedure was employed to assess the sediment acidification risk. Some of the re-suspension experiments were inoculated with an Acidithiobacillus ferrooxidans strain to assess biological catalysis on sulphide oxidation. Acid-base equilibrium results indicated the sediment sample had a significant acidification potential. Oxidation increased sulphate levels (56 to 2300 mg S kg-¹ in the desiccation experiment with a temporal evolution adjusted by a logistic model, and a 2100 to 3000 mg SO4 -² L-¹ increase for the resuspension experiments. Sulphide oxidation rates varied between 0 to 3.1.10-9 mg O2 kg-¹ s-¹ for the drying sediment. Zinc changes could be explained partially by ZnS conversion to ZnSO4 during oxidation. Iron reduction could be attributed to an increase in Fe oxides crystallinity. Acid-base equilibrium for the sample indicated it was a potentially acid-generating material. Zinc increased its bioavailability during drying and was the only metal that appeared in significant amounts in solution during re-suspension. Land-filling with dredged sediments could present increased metals bioavailability problems despite having an important and effective neutralization potential.La evaluación de los riesgos de acidificación por deposición de sedimentos dragados en superficie es muy dependiente de los

  20. TRANSPORTE E CARACTERIZAÇÃO DE SEDIMENTOS DE FUNDO NO RIO PIRANHAS EM UMA SEÇÃO DE CONTROLE PRÓXIMO À SEDE DO MUNICÍPIO DE POMBAL-PB

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    Diêgo Lima Crispim

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available O Rio Piranhas-Açu constitui um dos principais eixos de drenagem natural da bacia do Piranhas Açu, no nordeste do Brasil. Este rio de domínio federal, uma vez que nasce no município de Bonito de Santa Fé, no Estado da Paraíba, e segue seu curso natural pelo Estado do Rio Grande do Norte, desaguando no Oceano Atlântico, na costa Potiguar. A fim de caracterizar os sedimentos e mensurar seu transporte pelo Rio Piranhas, a partir de suas características geométricas e de material do leito amostrado, realizou-se análise granulométrica e calculou-se o transporte no leito através de fórmula empírica. A equação utilizada foi a de Meyer-Peter & Müller (transporte no leito. A equação de Meyer-Peter & Müller produziu resultados que aparentemente seguem a variação da granulometria dos sedimentos do leito do rio. Equações para a estimativa do transporte de sedimentos no rio podem não ter uma precisão adequada devido a problemas na sua calha fluvial.

  1. Calidad de suelos en áreas urbanas de la ciudad de Buenos Aires : el caso del parque Indoamericano

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    p.39-46 En el Parque Indoamericano y aledaños se efectuó un diseño de muestreo en tres anuales, para evaluar el estado de contaminación de los suelos y sedimentos ubicados en una zona de geomorfología heterogénea y deprimida de la ciudad de Buenos Aires. El sitio presentaba el agravante de un historial de basurero ilegal a cielo abierto y sucesivos rellenos, previos a los saneamientos efectuados por el Gobierno de la Ciudad. El objetivo de la investigación fue obtener información base sobr...

  2. Pipette vial dispersive liquid-liquid microextraction combined with high-performance liquid chromatography for the determination of benzoylurea insecticide in fruit juice.

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    Xi, Xuefei; Yang, Miyi; Shen, Ganni; Wu, Xiaoling; Lu, Runhua; Zhou, Wenfeng; Zhang, Sanbing; Gao, Haixiang

    2016-01-01

    A simple, sensitive, and efficient method of using a pipette vial to perform dispersive liquid-liquid microextraction based on the solidification of floating organic droplets was coupled with high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) and a diode array detector for the preconcentration and analysis of four benzoylurea insecticides in fruit juice. In this method, 1-dodecanol was used as an extractant, and a snipped pipette was used as an experimental vial to simplify the procedure of collecting and separating solidified extractant. The experimental parameters were optimized using a Plackett-Burman design and one-factor-at-a-time method. Under the optimal conditions in the water model, the limits of detection for analytes varied from 0.03 to 0.28 μg/L, and the enrichment factors ranged from 147 to 206. Linearity was achieved for diflubenzuron and flufenoxuron in a range of 0.5-500 μg/L, for hexaflumuron in a range of 1-500 μg/L, and for triflumuron in a range of 5-500 μg/L. The correlation coefficients for the analytes ranged from 0.9986 to 0.9994 with recoveries of 91.4-110.9%. Finally, the developed technique was successfully applied to fruit juice samples with acceptable results. The relative standard deviations of the analytes at two spiking levels (50 and 200 μg/L) varied between 0.2 and 4.5%.

  3. Metales traza en sedimentos de la Bahía de Cayo Moa (Cuba. Una evaluación de la contaminación

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    Yosbanis M. Cervantes-Guerra

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available En este artículo se evalúan los niveles de cuatro elementos traza: arsénico (As, cobre (Cu, plomo (Pb y zinc (Zn en sedimentos superficiales de la bahía de Cayo Moa, en la cual la actividad humana ha incidido desde mediados del pasado siglo, paralelamente al desarrollo de una de las regiones mineras más importante de Cuba. Para evaluar el grado de contaminación de los sedimentos se utilizaron tres métodos fundamentales: la comparación con otros ecosistemas marinos, la determinación del nivel de enriquecimiento metálico mediante el cálculo del Factor de Contaminación, y la interpretación de los datos obtenidos con base en criterios de calidad. El rango de concentraciones varió entre 7-153 µgg-1 para As, 18-175 µgg-1 para Cu, 5-62 µgg-1 para Pb y de 46-527 µgg-1 para el Zn. La distribución espacial de las concentraciones mostró valores altos en toda la bahía y zonas aledañas, con variaciones según el elemento analizado; los mayores niveles de As se encontraron en las desembocaduras de los ríos Moa y Cayo Guam. El Cu, Pb y Zn están en mayor proporción en el interior de la bahía, específicamente en el punto P5, aunque en los puntos ubicados en el sur de Cayo Moa Grande los valores de estos contaminantes fueron también elevados. Los resultados muestran una elevada concentración de As, Cu, Pb y Zn; los niveles de contaminación revelados en este estudio permiten clasificar algunos puntos analizados como altamente contaminados o con un potencial de riesgo biológico alto.

  4. Evaluación de metales pesados en los sedimentos superficiales del río Pirro Evaluation of heavy metals in superficial sediments of Pirro river

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    Jacqueline Herrera Núñez

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available Los metales pesados tienen una importante fuente en las actividades de origen antropogénico y constituyen un peligro para la biota acuática y el ser humano y un factor de deterioro de la calidad hídrica y ambiental. Los sedimentos ribereños, uno de los principales reservorios de estos elementos, actúan como fuentes secundarias de contaminación de los cuerpos de agua, por lo que resulta importante evaluar la concentración de metales como una herramienta que permite rastrear el origen de los contaminantes en el medio y predecir los impactos que pueden producir en los ecosistemas acuáticos. En el presente trabajo se analizó por espectrofotometría de absorción atómica la concentración de Cd, Ag, Se, Sn, Ni, Cr, Cu, B, Zn, Hg, Ba, Pb, Mn, As y Al en los sedimentos superficiales del sector medio del río Pirro (Heredia, Costa Rica. Las concentraciones de estos elementos fueron muy elevadas para la mayoría de las sustancias analizadas en todos los puntos de muestreo seleccionados. Su distribución no fue homogénea, ni presentó un patrón geográfico marcadamente definido, pudiéndose encontrar altos niveles distribuidos a lo largo del transecto estudiado.Anthropogenic activities are important sources of heavy metals, which are dangerous for the aquatic biota and the human being and a factor of environmental and water quality deterioration. The sediments, one of the main reservoirs of these elements, act as secondary resources of contamination of the rivers; this is why it is important to evaluate the concentration of metals, as a tool that allows to track the origin of the contaminants in the environment and to predict their impact on the aquatic ecosystems. In the present study, the concentration of Cd, Ag, Se, Sn, Ni, Cr, Cu, B, Zn, Hg, Ba, Pb, Mn, As and Al was determined in the superficial sediments of the medium sector of Pirro River (Heredia, Costa Rica by using atomic absorption spectrophotometry. The concentrations of these

  5. A Shandon PapSpin liquid-based gynecological test: A split-sample and direct-to-vial test with histology follow-up study

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    Rimiene J

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Background: Studies for liquid-based Papanicolaou (Pap tests reveal that liquid-based cytology (LBC is a safe and effective alternative to the conventional Pap smear. Although there is research on ThinPrep and SurePath systems, information is lacking to evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of systems based on cytocentrifugation. This study is designed to determine the sensitivity and specificity of the Shandon PapSpin (ThermoShandon, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA liquid-based gynecological system. We used split-sample and direct-to-vial study design. Materials and Methods: 2,945 women referred to prophylactic check-up were enrolled in this study. Split sample design was used in 1,500 women and residual cervical cytology specimen from all these cases was placed in fluid for PapSpin preparation after performing conventional smear. The direct-to-vial study was carried out in another cohort of 1,445 women in whom the entire cervical material was investigated using only the PapSpin technique. Follow up histological diagnoses for 141 women were obtained from both study arms following 189 abnormal cytology cases. 80 LBC cases from the split sample group and 61 LBC cases in the direct-to-vial group were correlated with the histology results. The sensitivity and secificity of the conventional smear and PapSpin tests in both study arms were compared. Results: In the split sample group, conventional smears showed a higher proportion of ASC-US (atypical cells undetermined significance: 31 (2.1% vs 10 (0.7% in PapSpin (P = 0.001. A higher proportion of unsatisfactory samples was found in the conventional smear group: 25 (1.7% vs 6 (0.4% cases (P = 0.001. In the split sample group, the sensitivity of the conventional and PapSpin tests was 68.7% vs 78.1%, and the specificity 93.8% vs 91.8%, respectively. In the direct to vial group PapSpin sensitivity was 75.9% and specificity 96.5%. The differences in sensitivity and specificity were not significant. The

  6. Potencialidad geoquímica de sedimentos glauconíticos de plataforma para la fijación de CO2 atmosférico de origen antropogénico

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    Full Text Available En este estudio se analizó experimentalmente la velocidad de disolución de la glauconita en función del pH. Los resultados se utilizaron para modelar la evolución geoquímica de sedimentos marinos glauconíticos de la plataforma continental, ante una inyección de CO2, y estimar las posibilidades y limitaciones para su fijación en forma de minerales a través de reacciones de carbonatación. Los resultados experimentales muestraron como, en condiciones ácidas, la glauconita es ligeramente más soluble que otros silicatos, dando lugar a productos carbonatados más insolubles. El mecanismo de disolución es incongruente a valores de pH muy ácidos y tiende a ser congruente para valores intermedios y neutros. La superficie reactiva disminuye en el curso del proceso como resultado de la formación de un residuo amorfo. Los datos cinéticos se han empleado para modelar las reacciones de carbonatación en sedimentos marinos mediante cálculos especiación-reacción. En el estudio se evidencia que, para el caso de la glauconita, la eficacia en la fijación de CO2 depende principalmente de dos factores: la propia cinética de disoluciónespeciación del CO2 en los sedimentos y la cinética de liberación del Fe2+. La mayor limitación del proceso de cara a su implementación, es la evolución del pH hacia valores ácidos. Los resultados sugieren que, a mediano plazo, este proceso podría ser optimizado de forma técnica modificando la respuesta de neutralización de los sedimentos mediante la inyección de agentes alcalinizantes y con una selección adecuada, tanto del modo de inyección como de la composición de los sedimentos y de las zonas diagenéticas más favorables.

  7. Evaluación preliminar de depósitos de estériles y sedimentos provenientes de la actividad carbonífera en Río Turbio

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    Alba Lucia Caballero

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available A lo largo de décadas de actividad carbonífera en la cuenca de Río Turbio ubicada al sudoeste de la provincia de Santa Cruz en la República Argentina, se ha generado una serie de pasivos ambientales entre los cuales se encuentran los depósitos de material estéril denominados escombreras, las piletas de lodos y los sedimentos del curso de agua receptor de efluentes, el arroyo San José. La presencia de estos pasivos, ha ocasionado en distintas partes del mundo complicaciones debido a la naturaleza ácida de las escorrentías que afectan directamente fuentes de agua, superficiales y subterráneas, localizadas en la vecindad de dichos depósitos. El problema se produce cuando dicha acidez no puede ser neutralizada, lo cual ocasiona la generación de lixiviados de metales pesados en las escombreras o redisolución de los que se encuentran depositados como sedimentos en los cursos superficiales. Por tal motivo en este trabajo se realiza una evaluación preliminar del contenido metálico de los depósitos de estériles y de los sedimentos del arroyo San José y de la capacidad de generación ácida de los primeros. Se pretende con ello obtener una información básica que permita un diseño experimental científico para caracterizar dichos depósitos y evaluar el impacto que están produciendo. Como conclusión se pudo corroborar la hipótesis inicial de existencia de contenido metálico en escombreras y sedimentos y un potencial neto de generación ácida de las primeras. Además se determinó la necesidad de investigar el origen de altos contenidos metálicos en sedimentos de zonas alejadas de la producción.

  8. Aplicación de los Sistemas de Información Geográfica para la gestión de la malla vial de la ciudad de Medellín

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    Jaime A. Zapata Duque

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available El estado de la malla vial depende fundamentalmente de factores tales como el tráfico, características estructurales y funcionales del pavimento y condiciones climatológicas locales, y su mantenimiento tiene importantes implicaciones espaciales. Este documento describe el proceso de implementación del sistema de gestión de pavimentos de la ciudad de Medellín, desarrollado en una plataforma SIG. El sistema está soportado en una geodatabase corporativa de inventario y diagnóstico, el cual alimenta un software de modelación del deterioro del pavimento y arroja recomendaciones de intervención en cada segmento vial. Este sistema sirve como apoyo a las autoridades encargadas a la toma de decisiones, con el fin de realizar la planeación del mantenimiento de la malla vial, optimizar los recursos disponibles y ofrecer un mejor servicio a la comunidad.

  9. MONITORAMENTO DE SEDIMENTOS E REJEITOS DA USINA DE FERRO CARAJÁS ATRAVÉS DO SISTEMA DE GEOBARRAGEM (ESTUDO DE CASO

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    José Carlos Oliveira

    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available Com o objetivo de dar suporte atividades diárias de controle e para auxiliar a tomada de decisões na operação das barragens das minas de ferro da CVRD, Carajás-PA, foi desenvolvido, em parceria com a empresa Geoexplore Consultoria e Serviços, um sistema de Gestão de Barragens baseado em geotecnologias. O GeoBarragem foi concebido para atuar na coleta de dados de campo, no armazenamento dos dados relacionados à gestão das barragens, na análise e integração espacial e na simulação do preenchimento das barragens. É composto por um coletor de dados através de Handheld, um Sistema Gerenciador de Banco de Dados, um software para integração e análise espacial de dados e um simulador de preenchimento de barragens. Palavras chave: Monitoramento; Sedimentos e rejeitos; Geobarragem Minas de Ferro de Carajás.

  10. Diseño de un plan estratégico de seguridad vial departamental (Modelo piloto para el departamento de Boyacá

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    Flor Ángela Cerquera Escobar Julio Andrés Pabón Cachope Ricardo Andrés Fajardo

    2010-11-01

    Full Text Available Sintetiza  una  serie  de  consideraciones  que  sirvencomo marco  de  referencia  para  definir  un  plan  deacción en seguridad vial, cuyo desarrollo y ejecuciónestán  encaminados  a  reducir  los  accidentes  en  lasvías del departamento de Boyacá, y que sirve comomodelo guía para cualquier otra región del país. Losresultados  que  se  presentan  fueron  obtenidos  en  eldesarrollo  del  proyecto  de  grado  en  Ingeniería  deTransporte  y  Vías  t itulado  “Diseño  del  PlanEstratégico de Seguridad Vial para el departamentode Boyacá”;  además,  se  consideran  varios  tópicosplanteados en documentos que sobre Seguridad Vialha  desarrollado  el  Grupo  de  Invest igación  yDesarrollo en Operación del Tránsito, GIDOT. Esteproyecto  se  adelantó  como  un  direccionamiento  alPlan  de  Desarrollo  del  departamento,   en  lo

  11. Streamlined sample cleanup using combined dispersive solid-phase extraction and in-vial filtration for analysis of pesticides and environmental pollutants in shrimp

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    Han, Lijun [College of Science, China Agricultural University, Beijing (China); Sapozhnikova, Yelena [U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Eastern Regional Research Center, 600 East Mermaid Lane, Wyndmoor, PA 19038 (United States); Lehotay, Steven J., E-mail: Steven.Lehotay@ars.usda.gov [U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Eastern Regional Research Center, 600 East Mermaid Lane, Wyndmoor, PA 19038 (United States)

    2014-05-01

    Highlights: • The first report that combines in-vial filtration and dispersive-SPE for sample cleanup. • The unique application of ammonium formate for salting-out partitioning in QuEChERS. • Evaluations of a new zirconium-based and a non-friable GCB sorbent for d-SPE cleanup. • A new analytical method for 59 pesticides and environmental pollutants in shrimp. Abstract: A new method of sample preparation was developed and is reported for the first time. The approach combines in-vial filtration with dispersive solid-phase extraction (d-SPE) in a fast and convenient cleanup of QuEChERS (quick, easy, cheap, effective, rugged, and safe) extracts. The method was applied to simultaneous analysis of 42 diverse pesticides and 17 environmental contaminants, including polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), and flame retardants, in shrimp as the sample matrix. Final extracts were analyzed by both low-pressure gas chromatography – triple quadrupole tandem mass spectrometry (LPGC-MS/MS), and high-performance liquid chromatography – triple quadrupole tandem mass spectrometry (HPLC-MS/MS) to provide a wide scope of analysis for targeted analytes. During method development, several different commercial sorbents for d-SPE were investigated and compared with respect to analyte recoveries. The method was validated at 10, 50, and 100 ng g⁻¹ spiking levels (10-fold lower for PCBs), and the results for nearly all analytes were between 70 and 115% recoveries with ≤17% relative standard deviations. The method was shown to be simple, fast, and effective for multi-application analysis of chemical residues in the representative food and environmental marker matrix.

  12. Analytical procedure for the in-vial derivatization-extraction of phenolic acids and flavonoids in methanolic and aqueous plant extracts followed by gas chromatography with mass selective detection.

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    Fiamegos, Y.C.; Nanos, C.G.; Vervoort, J.J.M.; Stalikas, C.D.

    2004-01-01

    An in-vial simple method for the combined derivatization and extraction of phenolic acids and flavonoids from plant extracts and their direct determination with GC-MS, is described. The method is taking advantage of the beneficial potentials of phase transfer catalysis (PTC). Catalysts in soluble an

  13. Evaluación de un método analítico para la determinación de níquel y plomo en sedimento de mar por espectroscopia de absorción atómica

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    C. Aragón-Briceño; C. Ponce-Caballero; V. Coronado Peraza; G. Giácoman-Vallejos

    2011-01-01

    En México no existe un método normado para la determinación de metales en sedimentos marinos. Con el propósito de establecer un método preciso para determinar este tipo de contaminantes en sedimento de mar, la presencia de níquel y plomo fue evaluada, en dicho sedimento, a través de espectroscopia de absorción atómica. Como características de referencia fueron utilizados precisión, exactitud, linealidad y los límites de detección y cuantificación. La determinación de plomo y níquel se llevó ...

  14. Biopolímeros, Carbono e Enxofre Totais Associados à Atividade Bacteriana dos Sedimentos Superficiais do Delta do Paraíba do Sul, RJ-Brasil

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    Lazaro Luiz Mattos Laut

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available A bacia de drenagem do Rio Paraíba do Sul localiza-se ao longo do eixo Rio de Janeiro-São Paulo, de grande densidade demográfica e intensa industrialização. Este trabalho objetivou analisar quali-quantitativamente a matéria orgânica (biopolímeros, carbono orgânico total e enxofre e o estado metabólico bacteriano nos sedimentos superficiais estuarino-deltaicos do Rio Paraíba do Sul, relacionando-os a distribuição granulométrica. Em média, 65,5% dos sedimentos foi classificado como arenoso e empobrecidos em carbono e enxofre, cujas concentrações médias foram 0,71% e 0,04%, respectivamente. A razão elementar C:S indica que o ambiente é predominantemente oxidante, coerente com a forte influência fluvial no estuário desse rio de médio porte. Os biopolímeros carboidratos (média de 2075,93 μg C/g, proteínas (média de 25,70 μg C/g e lipídeos (média de 363,10 μg C/g também apresentaram concentrações inferiores a outros ambientes. Em função dessas baixas concentrações, pôde-se classificar o ambiente como sendo meso-oligotrófico. A razão CARBOIDRATO:COT identificou o impacto de atividades antrópicas, mais especificamente o aporte de efluentes domésticos ao longo de todo o seu curso e da indústria açucareira fortemente presente no seu baixo curso. A comunidade bacteriana, responsável pela hidrólise da matéria orgânica, é predominantemente anaeróbia e anaeróbia facultativa, implicando em perda de nitrogênio para a atmosfera (desnitrificação e produção de sulfetos (sulfato-redução e os baixos valores da razão PROTEINA:CARBOIDRATO refletem essa perda de nitrogênio (presente nos compostos protéicos considerando a ocorrência de bactérias desnitrificantes. Os valores encontrados de carbono bacteriano são elevados (3,29 μg C/g que também, provavelmente, são devidos aos impactos descritos.

  15. DEGRADACIÓN DEL ALDRÍN POR Bacillus licheniformis, AISLADO DEL AGUA Y SEDIMENTO DE LA CIENAGA GRANDE DE SANTA MARTA

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    Sánchez Díaz Granados José Gregorio

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available Con el objeto de apoyar la utilización de los microorganismos como alternativa para la degradación de contaminantes orgánicos persistentes, se aisló la bacteria Bacillus licheniformis, a partir de muestras de sedimento y agua del complejo lagunar de la Ciénaga Grande de santa Marta (CGSM, Caribe colombiano; capaz de tolerar y degradar en condiciones aerobias el plaguicida organoclorado aldrín. Se realizó un bioensayo en el que se expuso al B. licheniformis a una concentración de 60ng/L de aldrín, durante un período de 30 días se evaluó la capacidad degradadora de la bacteria sobre el organoclorado. La identificación y aislamiento de B. licheniformis, se realizó a través de caracterización macroscópica y microscópica y pruebas bioquímicas (sistema BBL Crystal y la determinación de las concentraciones de aldrín con la técnica de cromatografía de gases. Los resultaron mostraron que B. licheniformis posee capacidad degradadora de un 24% del aldrín y que los factores como la exposición a la luz solar y la volatilización influyen considerablemente en la degradación del organoclorado con una reducción adicional de 31%.

  16. Sedimentos arcillosos en un suelo del valle inferior del río Colorado (Argentina Clay sediments in a soil of the lower Colorado river valley (Argentina

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    Norman Peinemann

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    Full Text Available Se describe la presencia de capas sedimentarias ricas en minerales de arcilla en un subsuelo del valle inferior del río Colorado por su importancia para el régimen hídrico de suelos bajo riego. Difractogramas de rayos X efectuados sobre la fracción arcilla fina de estos sedimentos revelaron que está compuesta por smectitas con muy buena cristalización. La caracterización fisicoquímica del perfil de suelo mostró que el fuerte incremento de minerales de arcilla en el subsuelo estuvo vinculado con un aumento de pH y PSI y en consecuencia una marcada disminución en la conductividad hidráulica, motivo por el cual la eventual presencia de estas capas sedimentarias debe ser muy tenida en cuenta en la programación de las prácticas de riego para evitar el posible deterioro de los suelos.The presence of sedimentary clay layers in subsoils of the lower Colorado river valley are described due to their impact on the water balance of soils under irrigation. X-ray difractograms of the fine clay fraction of these sediments show that they are composed of smectites with a very good crystallization. The physicochemical characterization of the soil profile indicates that the abrupt increase of clay minerals was associated with high pH and ESP values as well as a sharp decrease in hydraulic conductivity. Therefore, the presence of sedimentary clay layers in soils has to be considered when planning irrigation practices to avoid soil degradation.

  17. Mineralogía de arenas y limos en suelos, sedimentos fluviales y eólicos actuales del sector austral de la cuenca Chacoparanense: Regionalización y áreas de aporte Sands and clay mineralogy in soils, fluvial and eolian Present sediments in the southern sector of the Chacoparanense basin: Different regions and source areas

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    M. C. Etchichury

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    Full Text Available Análisis mineralógicos de las fracciones arena fina y limo grueso de suelos y sedimentos actuales fluviales y eólicos de la pampa húmeda del norte de Santa Fe y parte de la Mesopotamia (Entre Ríos y Corrientes, permiten establecer dos zonas caracterizadas por sendas asociaciones mineralógicas genéticamente diferentes. En el área que comprende las provincias de Buenos Aires, noroeste de La Pampa, Córdoba, centro y sur de Santa Fe y sur de Entre Ríos, tanto los componentes pesados (hornblenda verde, basáltica, castaña, hipersteno, enstatita, augita, magnetita, hematita, ilmenita, leucoxeno, epidoto, zoicita como livianos (plagioclasas, litoclastos de volcanitas, vitroclastos, cuarzo, ortosa, tienen un origen volcánico piroclástico y derivan en gran parte de sedimentos pampeanos y postpampeanos a los que se añaden materiales propios de las volcanitas mesozoicas norpatagónicas, del basamento de Sierras Pampeanas y de las erupciones piroclásticas cuaternarias. En Corrientes y el norte de Santa Fe y Entre Ríos, la suite de minerales pesados (estaurolita, cianita, sillimanita, andalusita, hornblenda, epidoto, opacos refleja aporte metamórfico y la asociación de livianos (cuarzo mono y policristalino, ortosa, microclino, metamorfitas cuarzo-micáceas, arenitas cuarzosas, indica además contribución ígnea y sedimentaria procedente del cratón aflorante en Brasil y Uruguay y de las sucesiones sedimentarias superpuestas. La particular distribución de los materiales está condicionada a las diferentes direcciones de las redes de drenaje y a la acción de los vientos dominantes. La isopleta correspondiente al 30% de frecuencia del cuarzo marca el límite de las dos asociaciones mineralógicas.Mineralogical analysis based on fine sand and coarse silt fraction from soils and fluvial and aeolian recent sediments of the Pampa Húmeda (Wet Pampas and the northen region of Santa Fe province and part of the Mesopotamia (Entre Ríos and

  18. Remediação de sedimentos eutróficos da Represa Ibirité (MG) pela adição de nitrato e Phoslock: experimentos em laboratório

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    Thaís Mariana Yamada

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    A Represa Ibirité (Ibirité/Sarzedo, MG) recebe aportes de efluentes tratados e esgoto urbano não tratado da cidade de Ibirité e adjacências, o qual é a principal causa da eutrofização desse ecossistema. Além disso, estudos pretéritos indicaram que o fluxo interno de nutrientes (principalmente amônio e ortofosfato) dos sedimentos para a coluna de água também são significativos. Neste contexto, o objetivo principal deste estudo foi a realização de experimentos em laboratório (microcosmos) utili...

  19. Análisis y evaluación de sedimentos del río Chillón mediante técnicas espectroscópicas de rayos X

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    Miramira, Bibiano; Zeballos, Elvira; Chui, Heber; Valencia, Edilberto; Olivera, Paula; Huaypar, Yezeña

    2010-01-01

    El objetivo del presente trabajo es hacer un monitoreo primario a los sedimentos del río Chillón a lo largo de su cauce, desde la provincia de Canta hasta su cruce con la carretera Panamericana Norte, con la finalidad de evaluar su grado de contaminación sobre la base de elementos químicos potencialmente tóxicos. Las técnicas de caracterización físico-química de Difracción y Fluorescencia de Rayos X (DRX y FRX respectivamente) han permitido tanto la identificación de los componentes cristalin...

  20. Análise fenotípica e genotípica de bactérias heterotróficas e fixadoras de nitrogênio em sedimento na bacia do Rio Cuiabá-MT

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    Fernanda Viana da Cunha

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    Full Text Available Os sedimentos apresentam-se como um sistema complexo, que são afetados por parâmetros geológicos, hidrodinâmicos, químicos e biológicos, caracterizado por uma interação entre o ambiente sedimentar de cada região. O presente estudo consistiu em caracterizar a diversidade de bactérias heterotróficas totais e fixadores de nitrogênio em sedimentos do rio Cuiabá utilizando técnicas convencionais de microbiologia e de biologia molecular. As amostras de sedimento foram coletadas com periodicidade bimestral, em quatro pontos sendo estes: Cuiabazinho, Passagem da Conceição, Ribeirão dos Cocais e Barão de Melgaço. As amostras foram processadas através de diluições seriadas (10-2 a 10-7 em solução salina 0,85%. Em seguida cultivadas em placa de Petri através da técnica de Spreed Plate, em meio de cultivo Trypic Soy Agar (TSA para bactérias heterotróficas totais e para bactérias nitrificantes foram utilizados meios seletivos (NFB, JMV e Meio 79 incubadas a 35°C. Posteriormente as estirpes bacterianas foram reisoladas em Agar Nutriente (AN a fim de obter cultura pura para análise morfotintorial de Gram. Este teste permitiu verificar que dos 202 isolados bacterianos, 59% eram bastonetes positivos, sendo que, a maior quantificação bacteriana obtida foi no meio de cultivo TSA, comparado aos outros meios de cultura. O perfil da comunidade bacteriana apresentou na sua maioria bactérias da família Bacillaceae com 28%, sendo que as mesmas foram utilizadas para a análise molecular por Box-PCR, que apresentou uma riqueza de espécies. Esses resultados indicam a importância de pesquisas sobre diversidade microbiana de sedimentos no Estado de Mato Grosso que utilizam técnicas moleculares.

  1. Solid-state chemiluminescence assay for ultrasensitive detection of antimony using on-vial immobilization of CdSe quantum dots combined with liquid–liquid–liquid microextraction

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    Costas-Mora, Isabel; Romero, Vanesa; Lavilla, Isela; Bendicho, Carlos, E-mail: bendicho@uvigo.es

    2013-07-25

    Graphical abstract: -- Highlights: •Solid-state chemiluminescence based on CdSe QDs was developed. •QDs immobilization in a vial was achieved in a simple and fast way. •Antimony detection was achieved by inhibition of the CdSe QDs/H{sub 2}O{sub 2} CL reaction. •LLLME allowed improving the selectivity and sensitivity of the CL assay. •The capping ligand played a critical role in the selectivity of the CL system. -- Abstract: On-vial immobilized CdSe quantum dots (QDs) are applied for the first time as chemiluminescent probes for the detection of trace metal ions. Among 17 metal ions tested, inhibition of the chemiluminescence when CdSe QDs are oxidized by H{sub 2}O{sub 2} was observed for Sb, Se and Cu. Liquid–liquid–liquid microextraction was implemented in order to improve the selectivity and sensitivity of the chemiluminescent assay. Factors influencing both the CdSe QDs/H{sub 2}O{sub 2} chemiluminescent system and microextraction process were optimized for ultrasensitive detection of Sb(III) and total Sb. In order to investigate the mechanism by which Sb ions inhibit the chemiluminescence of the CdSe QDs/H{sub 2}O{sub 2} system, atomic force microscopy (AFM), X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), UV–vis absorption and fluorescence measurements were performed. The selection of the appropriate CdSe QDs capping ligand was found to be a critical issue. Immobilization of QDs caused the chemiluminescence signal to be enhanced by a factor of 100 as compared to experiments carried out with QDs dispersed in the bulk aqueous phase. Under optimized conditions, the detection limit was 6 ng L{sup −1} Sb and the repeatability expressed as relative standard deviation (N = 7) was about 1.3%. An enrichment factor of 95 was achieved within only 3 min of microextraction. Several water samples including drinking, spring, and river waters were analyzed. The proposed method was validated against CRM NWTM-27.2 fortified lake water, and a recovery study was

  2. Heavy metals in geochemical sediment fractions of the border region between Baja California, Mexico, and California, USA; Metales pesados en fracciones geoquimicas de sedimentos de la region fronteriza de Baja California, Mexico, y California, EUA

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    Villaescusa-Celaya, Julio A; Gutierrez-Galindo, Efrain A; Flores-Munoz, Gilberto [Instituto de Investigaciones Oceanologicas, Universidad Autonoma de Baja California, Ensenada, B.C., (Mexico)

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    water in the coastal zone are being transported outside the region. [Spanish] En este estudio se evalua la concentracion de los metales pesados Cu, Zn, Ni, Cr, Pb, Cd, Ag, Mn y Fe en las diferentes fracciones geoquimicas del sedimento, como una medida para conocer el impacto de las descargas de agua residuales sobre los sedimentos costeros de la region. Para este proposito, durante un crucero oceanografico realizado en abril de 1992 (ECOBAC IV), se recolectaron 20 muestras de sedimento superficial en la plataforma costera de la region fronteriza de Baja California (Mexico) y California (EUA). Las muestras de sedimento se sometieron a un procedimiento de extraccion secuencial, disenado para obtener las fracciones geoquimicas operacionalmente definidas como: intercambiable (F1), carbonatos (F2), oxihidroxidos de Fe y Mn (F3), materia organica/sulfuros (F4) y residual o litogenica (F5). La especiacion operacional de los metales indica que las principales fases que acumulan metales en el sedimento son la matriz detrital o litogenica, los oxihidroxidos de Fe y Mn y la materia organica/sulfuros, en este orden. La distribucion espacial de los metales pesados en la fase reactiva (definida como la suma de F1-F4) presento, en general, una tendencia a aumentar en concentracion en sedimentos alejados de la costa. Los metales pesados en la fase reactiva aparentemente son controlados por la concentracion de hierro reactivo en los sedimentos, con excepcion del Pb, el Cd y la Ag. Esto sugiere que estos ultimos elementos son controlados por otros procesos, tales como el material particulado de origen biogenico. En contraste, la distribucion espacial de los metales pesados en la fase detrital presento un comportamiento inverso, esto es, las mayores concentraciones de metales se encuentran cercanas a la costa frente a la planta de tratamiento de aguas residuales de Punta Bandera, Baja California. Las concentraciones promedio de metales totales (suma de F1-F5) fueron de 7.6, 40, 21, 68

  3. Air Pollution

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    Air pollution is a mixture of solid particles and gases in the air. Car emissions, chemicals from factories, dust, ... a gas, is a major part of air pollution in cities. When ozone forms air pollution, it's ...

  4. Método "fingerprinting" para identificação de fontes de sedimentos em bacia hidrográfica rural Fingerprinting method for identification of sediment sources in a rural watershed

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    Jean P. G. Minella

    2009-10-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho se refere a um estudo de identificação de fontes de sedimentos, realizado em uma bacia rural localizada em uma região montanhosa, no sul do Brasil. A bacia representa um ecossistema típico de exploração agrícola, realizado por pequenos agricultores que cultivam fumo em áreas marginais, com conseqüências severas aos recursos naturais. A identificação das fontes de sedimentos, baseada na análise dos sedimentos transportados em suspensão, possibilita avaliar as áreas que contribuem para a sua produção e fazer inferências sobre o potencial poluidor desses sedimentos. A metodologia utilizada foi a técnica "fingerprinting", através da qual foram exploradas as principais limitações da metodologia e as potencialidades na identificação das fontes de sedimentos. A classificação possibilitou a identificação da contribuição relativa das fontes, considerando-se preponderantes as lavouras e as estradas. Os resultados mostraram que a contribuição das duas fontes foi variável no tempo e a proporção relativa da contribuição de cada fonte variou de acordo com o manejo e a cobertura do solo que ocorreu nas lavouras e das obras de manutenção realizadas nas estradas. A contribuição das fontes mostrou que as lavouras e as estradas contribuíram com 64 e 36%, respectivamente.In this study, the fingerprinting method was used to identify sediment sources in a small rural watershed located in a mountainous region in southern Brazil. This watershed represents a typical agricultural ecosystem, in which smallhold farmers cultivate tobacco in marginal areas, with severe consequences to the natural resources. The identification of sediment sources, based on analysis of sediments transported in suspension, enables an evaluation of which areas are truly contributing to sediment production and, therefore, to make inferences about the polluting potential of these sediments. The study considered the main limitations of this

  5. Carbono orgánico y características texturales de los sedimentos del sistema costero lagunar Carretas-Pereyra, Chiapas Organic carbon and textural characteristics of sediments within the Carretas-Pereyra coastal lagoons system, Chiapas

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    Laura G. Calva Benítez

    2009-04-01

    Full Text Available En este estudio se analizó la distribución estacional y espacial de los sedimentos superficiales y el contenido de carbono orgánico (CO en ellos, en el sistema lagunar Carretas-Pereyra durante el período de 1998 a 2003. La determinación del CO en sedimentos se llevó a cabo con el método de Gaudette et al. (1974 y la composición del sedimento se evaluó con el análisis de tamizado en húmedo y de pipeteo (Folk, 1974. No se determinaron diferencias significativas de CO en los sedimentos entre las estaciones de secas y lluvias. La distribución espacial de CO a través de las lagunas mostró que los porcentajes mayores estuvieron en las estaciones 1 (Buena Vista, 3 y 4 (Carretas mientras que en la 6 (Boca, con influencia marina fue menor. La distribución de la textura del sedimento fue heterogénea entre años, épocas climáticas y estaciones en las lagunas, siendo la estación 6 la única conformada prioritariamente por arenas. Se identificaron 3 zonas de acuerdo a su granulometría. Las arcillas se incrementaron hacía adentro del sistema lagunar (con excepción de la E-9 y el contenido de CO decreció en dirección hacía el mar. La hojarasca fue un componente importante en la fracción gruesa de febrero (1998 y de septiembre (2001. La tormenta torrencial "Javier" (TTJ (septiembre, 1998 tuvo como consecuencia un decremento en la proporción de arenas, incremento en la de arcillas y disminución del CO en casi todo el sistema lagunar. El área de la Boca se redujo en profundidad, prácticamente a la mitad. Quedó manifiesta la influencia de los dragados realizados desde 1999.In this study were analyzed the seasonal and spatial distribution of surficial sediments and their organic carbon (OC content from Carretas-Pereyra coastal lagoon between 1997 to 2003 period. Total organic carbon determination was based on method of Gaudette et al. (1974 and sediment composition was measured by pipette analysis (Folk, 1974. There was differences

  6. Agregación de sedimentos en una cuenca de llanura: utilización del Microscopio Electrónico de Barrido como herramienta de evaluación

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    Suarez, P.

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    Full Text Available The purpose of this study was to determine the presence of sedimentary aggregates, which affect the transport of fine sediments. This contribution explores the influence of organic matter and dissolved salts, as the main factors that determine the aggregation of particles. Bottom sediments of Negro river (tributary of the Paraná River, flows in the Chaco province (North-East of Argentina, and were assessed by granulometric analysis in consecutive phases of sample processing, to evaluate the presence of aggregates. The relative abundance of the different sizes in each analyzed phase, was controlled by Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM. The obtained results represent the first quantitative set of values of sediment aggregation in a river of the Chaco Plain, and can be used as a reference for the characterization of other rivers of subtropical plains. The results of this study show that the aggregates formation was favored by the high concentration of dissolved salts, but also by the presence of organic matter, abundant in subtropical environments. It was concluded that it is not convenient to apply classical techniques of sediment particle disaggregation (chemical oxidation to remove organic matter and chemical dispersants to break down associated particles, in order to avoid misinterpretation of transport dynamics of sediments in the natural environment.El estudio de materiales movilizados a través de los sistemas fluviales es de gran interés para resolver cuestiones tanto ambientales como de ingeniería. La presencia de sedimentos formando agregados, es frecuente en sistemas fluviales con lechos ricos en materiales finos. La abundante presencia de materia orgánica, la alta concentración de sales, y la baja velocidad de la corriente son algunos factores que favorecen esta agregación, la cual afecta directamente las posibilidades de movilización de los sedimentos. En este trabajo se evaluó la presencia de agregados naturales en los

  7. Disolución de sílice biogénica en sedimentos de lagos utilizados como bioindicadores de calidad del agua

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    Hermes U. Ramírez S.

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo de este trabajo es mostrar que la disoluci n de s lice amorfa de origen biog nico (diatomeas y fitolitos es un bioindicador de calidad del agua de lagos, valid ndose con la determinaci n de par metros f sico-qu micos. La determinaci n de diatomeas y fitolitos se realiz sobre n cleos de sedimentos del Lago Chapala, M xico. Las diatomeas y fitolitos fueron separados, depositados en laminillas y observados con microscop a de luz polarizada y electr nica de barrido. En forma paralela se analiz la calidad del agua del lago durante la d cada de 1990-2000 monitoreando 38 par metros f sicoqu micos en 25 estaciones. El estudio de diatomeas evidenci que la mayor a de ellos presentan fr stulas no preservadas, alto grado de disoluci n, fitolitos fragmentados y/o disueltos y una importante cantidad de debris de s lice. La determinaci n de fitolitos fue deficiente, con m s diatomeas en estado de disoluci n y debris de s lice opalino que fitolitos. Los resultados del an lisis f sico-qu mico del agua muestran valores de pH de 7,20-9,45, altas concentraciones de: nitr geno org nico (1,57 mg/l, nitr geno amoniacal (0,48 mg/l, nitratos (0,18 mg/l, f sforo org nico (0,16 mg/l, ortofosfatos (0,40 mg/l, f sforo total (0,57 mg/l y conductividad (867,53 S/cm lo que refleja altas concentraciones de sales, sobresaturaci n de CaCO3 con dureza total y c lcica de 221,35 y 142,67 mg/l respectivamente; alcalinidad total y c lcica de 307,29 y 29,90 mg/l respectivamente; todos factores que influyen en la disoluci n de diatomeas y fitolitos en los lechos del lago. Los resultados del estudio micropaleontol gico del Lago de Chapala han evidenciado disoluci n de diatomeas, fitolitos y la presencia de gran cantidad de debris de s lice amorfo y baja calidad de sus aguas, lo cual ha sido verificado con los par metros fisicoqu micos de la ultima d cada. Los fen menos de disoluci n de diatomeas y fitolitos por el momento son asociados a valores de pH>9, a condiciones eutr

  8. Metabolomic method: UPLC-q-ToF polar and non-polar metabolites in the healthy rat cerebellum using an in-vial dual extraction.

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    Amera A Ebshiana

    Full Text Available Unbiased metabolomic analysis of biological samples is a powerful and increasingly commonly utilised tool, especially for the analysis of bio-fluids to identify candidate biomarkers. To date however only a small number of metabolomic studies have been applied to studying the metabolite composition of tissue samples, this is due, in part to a number of technical challenges including scarcity of material and difficulty in extracting metabolites. The aim of this study was to develop a method for maximising the biological information obtained from small tissue samples by optimising sample preparation, LC-MS analysis and metabolite identification. Here we describe an in-vial dual extraction (IVDE method, with reversed phase and hydrophilic liquid interaction chromatography (HILIC which reproducibly measured over 4,000 metabolite features from as little as 3mg of brain tissue. The aqueous phase was analysed in positive and negative modes following HILIC separation in which 2,838 metabolite features were consistently measured including amino acids, sugars and purine bases. The non-aqueous phase was also analysed in positive and negative modes following reversed phase separation gradients respectively from which 1,183 metabolite features were consistently measured representing metabolites such as phosphatidylcholines, sphingolipids and triacylglycerides. The described metabolomics method includes a database for 200 metabolites, retention time, mass and relative intensity, and presents the basal metabolite composition for brain tissue in the healthy rat cerebellum.

  9. In-Vial Micro-Matrix-Solid Phase Dispersion for the Analysis of Fragrance Allergens, Preservatives, Plasticizers, and Musks in Cosmetics

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    Maria Celeiro

    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available Fragrance allergens, preservatives, plasticizers, and synthetic musks are usually present in cosmetic and personal care products formulations and many of them are subjected to use restrictions or labeling requirements. Matrix solid-phase dispersion (MSPD is a very suitable analytical technique for the extraction of these compounds providing a simple, low cost sample preparation, and the possibility of performing both extraction and clean-up in one step, reducing possible contamination and analyte losses. This extraction technique has been successfully applied to many cosmetics ingredients allowing obtaining quantitative recoveries. A new very simple micro-MSPD procedure performing the disruption step in a vial is proposed for the gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS analysis of 66 chemicals usually present in cosmetics and personal care products. The method was validated showing general recoveries between 80% and 110%, relative standard deviation (RSD values lower than 15%, and limits of detection (LODs below 30 ng·g−1. The validated method was applied to a broad range of cosmetics and personal care products, including several products intended for baby care.

  10. Identification of pathogenic microorganisms directly from positive blood vials by matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time of flight mass spectrometry

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    Nonnemann, Bettina; Tvede, Michael; Bjarnsholt, Thomas

    2013-01-01

    Matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time of flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) is a promising and fast method for identifying fungi and bacteria directly from positive blood cultures. Various pre-treatment methods for MALDI-TOF MS identification have been reported for this purpose. In......-house results for identification of bacterial colonies by MALDI-TOF MS using a cut-off score of 1.5 did not reduce the diagnostic accuracy compared with the recommended cut-off score of 1.8. A 3-month consecutive study of positive blood cultures was carried out in our laboratory to evaluate whether...... the Sepsityper™ Kit (Bruker Daltonics) with Biotyper 2.0 software could be used as a fast diagnostic tool for bacteria and fungi and whether a 1.5 cut-off score could improve species identification compared with the recommended score of 1.8. Two hundred and fifty-six positive blood vials from 210 patients and 19...

  11. Chromatographic and Spectral Analysis of Two Main Extractable Compounds Present in Aqueous Extracts of Laminated Aluminum Foil Used for Protecting LDPE-Filled Drug Vials

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    Samuel O. Akapo

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Laminated aluminum foils are increasingly being used to protect drug products packaged in semipermeable containers (e.g., low-density polyethylene (LDPE from degradation and/or evaporation. The direct contact of such materials with primary packaging containers may potentially lead to adulteration of the drug product by extractable or leachable compounds present in the closure system. In this paper, we described a simple and reliable HPLC method for analysis of an aqueous extract of laminated aluminum foil overwrap used for packaging LDPE vials filled with aqueous pharmaceutical formulations. By means of combined HPLC-UV, GC/MS, LC/MS/MS, and NMR spectroscopy, the two major compounds detected in the aqueous extracts of the representative commercial overwraps were identified as cyclic oligomers with molecular weights of 452 and 472 and are possibly formed from poly-condensation of the adhesive components, namely, isophthalic acid, adipic acid, and diethylene glycol. Lower molecular weight compounds that might be associated with the “building blocks” of these compounds were not detected in the aqueous extracts.

  12. Víctimización Vial y Justicia Restaurativa: Reflexiones desde la Propia Experiencia Victimal (Road Victimization and Restorative Justice: some Reflections from the own Experience

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    Full Text Available After a very brief statement of the circumstances of road victimization suffered by the author of this text, some reflections on their perceptions of restorative justice in cases of serious victimization are presented. As well, and on the basis of some victimological and criminological concepts that have previously been delimited, the author suggests some touches on issues such as direct and indirect victimization, the secondary victimization, altruistic and vicarious pain, resilience, and the facilitating role of forgiveness to re-build and re-create the victims. Tras una breve exposición de las circunstancias de victimización vial sufrida por la autora de este texto, se plasman algunas reflexiones sobre su percepción de la Justicia restaurativa en casos graves de victimación. Así, con base en conceptos victimológico-criminológicos que se van delimitando a lo largo del texto, se apuntan algunas pinceladas sobre cuestiones como la victimización directa e indirecta, la victimización secundaria, el dolor altruista y el dolor vicario, la resiliencia, y la función facilitadora del perdón para re-construir y re-crear a la víctima.

  13. Streamlined sample cleanup using combined dispersive solid-phase extraction and in-vial filtration for analysis of pesticides and environmental pollutants in shrimp.

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    Han, Lijun; Sapozhnikova, Yelena; Lehotay, Steven J

    2014-05-27

    A new method of sample preparation was developed and is reported for the first time. The approach combines in-vial filtration with dispersive solid-phase extraction (d-SPE) in a fast and convenient cleanup of QuEChERS (quick, easy, cheap, effective, rugged, and safe) extracts. The method was applied to simultaneous analysis of 42 diverse pesticides and 17 environmental contaminants, including polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), and flame retardants, in shrimp as the sample matrix. Final extracts were analyzed by both low-pressure gas chromatography - triple quadrupole tandem mass spectrometry (LPGC-MS/MS), and high-performance liquid chromatography - triple quadrupole tandem mass spectrometry (HPLC-MS/MS) to provide a wide scope of analysis for targeted analytes. During method development, several different commercial sorbents for d-SPE were investigated and compared with respect to analyte recoveries. The method was validated at 10, 50, and 100 ng g(-1) spiking levels (10-fold lower for PCBs), and the results for nearly all analytes were between 70 and 115% recoveries with ≤17% relative standard deviations. The method was shown to be simple, fast, and effective for multi-application analysis of chemical residues in the representative food and environmental marker matrix.

  14. Conocimiento de las normas de tráfico en función de la edad y de la importancia para la seguridad vial / Knowledge of Traffic Rules According to the Age and the Importance for Road Safety

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    Cristina Vargas

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Un déficit en la memoria producido por la edad puede influir en el conocimiento de la normativa de tráfico. El presente estudio analiza las diferencias en el conocimiento de la normativa en función de la edad e importancia para la seguridad vial. Participaron 300 personas (18-75 años. Se elaboró un cuestionario de conocimiento sobre normativa de tráfico, según la importancia que desempeñan para la seguridad vial (poco importantes, importantes y muy importantes. En general, el conocimiento de los conductores sobre la normativa de tráfico fue pobre. Contrario a lo esperado, el rendimiento de los conductores mayores no siempre fue inferior al de los otros grupos de edad, presentando mejores resultados en preguntas poco importantes y muy importantes.

  15. 电针联合脑活素注射液治疗面神经炎后遗症的疗效分析%Effective analysis of treating sequelae of facial paralysis by EA plus cerebrolysin vial

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    目的:观察电针联合脑活素注射液治疗面神经炎后遗症的临床疗效.方法:将我院针灸科住院及门诊90例面神经炎后遗症患者随机分为联合治疗组(A组)、电针组(B组)及脑活素注射液组(C组),每组30例.观察周期为2个月,评价三组患者治疗前后的疗效.结果:A组疗效明显高于B组和C组,经统计学处理,差异具有统计学意义(P<0.01).结论:电针联合脑活素注射液能明显改善面神经炎后遗症的临床症状.%Objective: To observe the clinical efficacy of acusector combined with cerebrolysin vial of curing facial neuritis sequela. Methods:Ninety patients with facial neuritis sequela were randomly assigned into 3 groups: A group is Combination therapy group (acusector combined with cerebrolysin vial), B group is acusector group, and C group is cerebrolysin vial group. After 2 mouths,evaluation of the efficacy of the three groups before and after the treatment. Results:The effect of A group was significantly higher than that of B group and C group,by statistically, the difference was statistically significant (P < 0.01). Conclusion: Acusector combined with cerebrolysin vial can obviously improve the clinical symptoms of the facial neuritis sequela.

  16. Influencia del sistema vial en la conformación de la jerarquía urbana y municipal de la subregión Barlovento. Estado Miranda. Venezuela

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    Pedro Delfín

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Las vías de comunicación son la estrategia integradora y conectora entre las actividades y la población asentada en centros poblados. La red vial y su expresión espacial son consideradas como factores estructurantes del espacio geográfico, y como tales contribuyen a fortalecer los procesos de transformación y cambios en la estructura y dinámica espacial. La autopista de oriente Antonio José de Sucre en su paso por la subregión de Barlovento se convertirá en una modalidad vial que impactará las actuales condiciones de transporte en cuanto a conectividad, accesibilidad y cambios en el patrón de crecimiento del sistema de centros poblados de la depresión Barloventeña. El objetivo de esta investigación es establecer las variaciones en la jerarquía urbana de la subregión de Barlovento a causa de la disposición de la malla vial troncal y expresa.

  17. Rotina computacional e equação simplificada para modelar o transporte de sedimentos num Latossolo Vermelho Distrófico Computational routine and simplified equation for modeling sediment transport capacity in a Dystrophic Hapludox

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    Gilmar E. Cerquetani

    2006-08-01

    Full Text Available Os objetivos do presente trabalho foram desenvolver rotina computacional para a solução da equação de Yalin e do diagrama de Shields e avaliar uma equação simplificada para modelar a capacidade de transporte de sedimento num Latossolo Vermelho Distrófico que possa ser utilizada no Water Erosion Prediction Project - WEPP, assim como em outros modelos de predição da erosão do solo. A capacidade de transporte de sedimento para o fluxo superficial foi representada como função-potência da tensão cisalhante, a qual revelou ser aproximação da equação de Yalin. Essa equação simplificada pôde ser aplicada em resultados experimentais oriundos de topografia complexa. A equação simplificada demonstrou acuracidade em relação à equação de Yalin, quando calibrada utilizando-se da tensão média cisalhante. Testes de validação com dados independentes demonstraram que a equação simplificada foi eficiente para estimar a capacidade de transporte de sedimento.The objectives of the present work were to develop a computational routine to solve Yalin equation and Shield diagram and to evaluate a simplified equation for modeling sediment transport capacity in a Dystrophic Hapludox that could be used in the Water Erosion Prediction Project - WEPP, as well as other soil erosion models. Sediment transport capacity for shallow overland flow was represented as a power function of the hydraulic shear stress and which showed to be an approximation to the Yalin equation for sediment transport capacity. The simplified equation for sediment transport could be applied to experimental data from a complex topography. The simplified equation accurately approximated the Yalin equation when calibrated using the mean hydraulic shear stress. Validation tests using independent data showed that the simplified equation had a good performance in predicting sediment transport capacity.

  18. Turbidimetry as an alternative method to determine the rating curve of suspended sediments Turbidímetro como método alternativo na determinação da curva-chave de sedimentos em suspensão

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    Kayla Poletto

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available Understanding hydrosedimental behavior of a watershed is essential for properly managing and using its hydric resources. The objective of this study was to verify the feasibility of the alternative procedure for the indirect determination of the sediment key curve using a turbidimeter. The research was carried out on the São Francisco Falso River, which is situated in the west of the state of Paraná on the left bank of ITAIPU reservoir. The direct method was applied using a DH-48 sediment suspended sampler. The indirect method consisted of the use of a linigraph and a turbidimeter. Based on the results obtained, it was concluded that the indirect method using a turbidimeter showed to be fully feasible, since it gave a power function-type mathematical model equal of the direct method. Furthermore, the average suspended sediment discharge into the São Francisco Falso River during the 2006/2007 harvest was calculated at 7.26 metric t day-1.O conhecimento do comportamento hidrossedimentológico de uma bacia hidrográfica é fundamental para a adequada gestão e uso de seus recursos hídricos. Este trabalho teve o objetivo de verificar a viabilidade de se determinar indiretamente a curva-chave de sedimentos usando como alternativa um turbidímetro. O trabalho foi desenvolvido no Rio São Francisco Falso, situado no oeste do Paraná, na margem esquerda do lago de ITAIPU. O método direto foi realizado usando o molinete e amostrador de sedimentos em suspensão DH-48. O método indireto consistiu no uso de linígrafo e turbidímetro. A partir dos resultados obtidos, foi possível concluir que o método indireto usando um turbidímetro apresentou-se plenamente viável, pois encontrou-se modelo matemático do tipo potencial igual ao método direto. Determinou-se ainda que a descarga média de sedimentos em suspensão no Rio São Francisco Falso, no ano agrícola de 2006/2007, foi de 7,26 t dia-1.

  19. SISTEMA ADAPTATIVO DE CONTROL Y OPTIMIZACIÓN DEL TRÁFICO DE UN CORREDOR VIAL SEMAFORIZADO. APLICACIÓN A LA CIUDAD DE MEDELLÍN

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    MARGARITA JIMÉNEZ

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Son tres los aspectos fundamentales a tener en cuenta en el diseño de un sistema de control adaptativo. El primer aspecto está vinculado con la naturaleza del fenómeno vehicular. Éste, lejos está de poder ser enfocado desde la perspectiva de un modelo determinista. El segundo aspecto, es inherente con una realidad física; teniendo en cuenta que las redes viales, cualesquiera sea su diseño y/o constitución, soportan un flujo vehicular máximo y una densidad máxima definida por sus dimensiones, número de carriles y condiciones del tráfico. Todo prueba, que por más perfeccionado que resulte el sistema, no es posible mejorar el rendimiento del flujo vehicular por unidad de tiempo, más allá de las limitaciones físicas impuestas por el diseño de la vía y las normas de circulación. De otro lado, los costos iníciales de inversión más los costos de operación y los costos externos relacionados con la eficiencia en el flujo de tráfico constituyen un tercer factor a tener en cuenta como consecuencia de los dos anteriores. Así mismo, la magnitud del costo dependerá en gran parte del grado de inteligencia que se asigne sobre la estrategia a implementar, de la tecnología a utilizar en la detección y del sistema de comunicaciones.

  20. Development of a Single Vial Kit Solution for Radiolabeling of 68Ga-DKFZ-PSMA-11 and Its Performance in Prostate Cancer Patients

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    Thomas Ebenhan

    2015-08-01

    Full Text Available Prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA, a type II glycoprotein, is highly expressed in almost all prostate cancers. By playing such a universal role in the disease, PSMA provides a target for diagnostic imaging of prostate cancer using positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT. The PSMA-targeting ligand Glu-NH-CO-NH-Lys-(Ahx-HBED-CC (DKFZ-PSMA-11 has superior imaging properties and allows for highly-specific complexation of the generator-based radioisotope Gallium-68 (68Ga. However, only module-based radiolabeling procedures are currently available. This study intended to develop a single vial kit solution to radiolabel buffered DKFZ-PSMA-11 with 68Ga. A 68Ge/68Ga-generator was utilized to yield 68GaCl3 and major aspects of the kit development were assessed, such as radiolabeling performance, quality assurance, and stability. The final product was injected into patients with prostate cancer for PET/CT imaging and the kit performance was evaluated on the basis of the expected biodistribution, lesion detection, and dose optimization. Kits containing 5 nmol DKFZ-PSMA-11 showed rapid, quantitative 68Ga-complexation and all quality measurements met the release criteria for human application. The increased precursor content did not compromise the ability of 68Ga-DKFZ-PSMA-11 PET/CT to detect primary prostate cancer and its advanced lymphatic- and metastatic lesions. The 68Ga-DKFZ-PSMA-11 kit is a robust, ready-to-use diagnostic agent in prostate cancer with high diagnostic performance.

  1. Clinical and Analytical Evaluation of a Single-Vial Stool Collection Device with Formalin-Free Fixative for Improved Processing and Comprehensive Detection of Gastrointestinal Parasites.

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    Couturier, Brianne A; Jensen, Ryan; Arias, Nora; Heffron, Michael; Gubler, Elyse; Case, Kristin; Gowans, Jason; Couturier, Marc Roger

    2015-08-01

    Microscopic examination of feces is a standard laboratory method for diagnosing gastrointestinal parasite infections. In North America, the ovum and parasite (O&P) examination is typically performed using stool that is chemically fixed in polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) and formalin, after which the stool is concentrated by filtration to enhance sensitivity. Mini Parasep solvent-free (SF) tubes allow collection and concentration within a single collection vial. The goal of the study was to determine whether consolidated processing and concentration with the Parasep tubes using an alcohol-based fixative (Alcorfix) provide O&P examinations equivalent to or better than those done by processing of PVA-formalin-fixed stool using a SpinCon concentration device. Parasep tubes revealed filtration performance equivalent to that of the SpinCon concentration device using PVA-formalin-fixed stool containing protozoa. Specimens cocollected in Parasep tubes containing PVA-formalin and Alcorfix revealed comparable morphology and staining for various protozoa. Alcorfix effectively fixed live Cryptosporidium and microsporidia such that morphology and staining were conserved for modified acid-fast and modified trichrome stains. A work flow analysis revealed significant time savings for batches of 10 or 30 O&P specimens in tubes with Alcorfix compared to the amount of time that it took to analyze the same number of specimens in tubes with PVA-formalin. The direct hands-on time savings with Mini Parasep tubes were 17 min and 41 s and 32 min and 1 s for batches of 10 and 30 specimens, respectively. Parasep tubes containing Alcorfix provide significant work flow advantages to laboratories that process medium to high volumes of O&P specimens by streamlining processing and converting to a single tube. These improvements in work flow, reduction of the amount of formalin used in the laboratory, and equivalent microscopy results are attractive advancements in O&P testing for North American

  2. Tasas de acreción y características de los sedimentos actuales en el parque nacional Las Tablas de Daimiel (Ciudad Real

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    Vizcayno Muñoz, C.

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    los meses de otoño e invierno, cuando son mayores los aportes procedentes de la descomposición de los macrófitos emergentes. Los sedimentos acumulados presentan un alto contenido en materia mineral autóctona (3157 %. La mayor parte de la materia orgánica depositada se genera dentro del humedal (4565 % y procede principalmente de la vegetación emergente. La materia mineral autóctona puede proceder de una rápida mineralización de los restos orgánicos depositados y/o de la precipitación endógena de calcita, que se presenta como la fase mineral más abundante. Una simulación de la evolución sedimentaria del humedal indica su posible desaparición, de continuar las condiciones actuales, en los próximos 100 años.

  3. Resultados paleoceanográficos deducidos a partir del contenido en diatomeas de los sedimentos siliceos miocenos («moronitas» en la Cuenca del Guadalquivir

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    López García, Mª J.

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    Full Text Available During a part of the Miocene (Langhian middle-middle Tortonian diatom bearing sediments, named «moronitas», were deposited in the Guadalquivir Basin. This sedimentation was the result of a highly productive coastal upwelling regime in the area. At this time, the oceanic circulation in the «nord-betic strait» was under stuarine conditions and the nutrients carne from deep Atlantic currents. The intensity of the circulation of deep water in oceans is usually related to global climatic changes. Coastal upwelling is not an effective process to bring up nutrient-rich deep waters to the surface. A complex hidrological process must occur to bring up deep water firstly to intermediate leveIs and then the nutrients may be upwelled from subsurface waters. It is necessary to take into account local factors related to the basin morphology and the changes that it has gone through in arder to place the ancient upwelling centers in the basin. The percentajes of the most common species (Crucidenticula nicobarica + Crucidenticula punctata, Denticulopsis hustedtii, Thalassionema nitzschioides, Thalassionema nitzschioides var. parva, Thalassiothrix longissima + Thalassionema bacillaris and the biosilicic global content of the rocks has made possible the recognition of a change in the temperature of superficial waters and upwelling intensity in time. The interpretation of the A..P.C. graphics gives a paleoecological significance to the A.P.C. first two factors. In this way different productivity situations in response to different locations and intensity of the ancient upwelling centers in time have been identified.Durante una parte del Mioceno (Langhiense medio-Tortoniense medio tuvo lugar en actual Cuenca del Guadalquivir la formación de sedimentos con diatomeas («moronitas». Esta sedimentación fue consecuencia de la formación de un área de alta productividad biogénica ocasionada por corrientes ascensionales costeras (coastal upwelling. La

  4. Depósitos de flujos gravitacionales subácueos de sedimentos en el flanco activo de la Cuenca Neuquina durante el Cretácico Temprano

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    Luis A. Spalletti

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    Full Text Available En particular, la geometría del sustrato marino en el sector oeste de la Cuenca Neuquina durante el Jurásico Superior y el Cretácico Inferior es virtualmente desconocida, ya que la mayor parte del registro sedimentario ha sido removida durante el ascenso tectónico de la cadena andina durante el Cretácico Tardío y el Cenozoico. En este trabajo se describen sucesiones del Berriasiano - Valanginiano temprano conformadas por depósitos de flujos gravitacionales de sedimentos que afloran en el sector occidental de la faja plegada y corrida de la cuenca Neuquina (Rahueco y Huncal. Las mismas proveen nuevas claves para reconstruir la configuración de la cubeta marina (Mar Neuquino durante el proceso de emplazamiento y emergencia del arco magmático andino. El sistema de Rahueco es una sucesión de 90 m de espesor ubicada por encima de las lutitas y margas anóxicas típicas de la Formación Vaca Muerta y la discordancia intra-valanginiana. Comprende a un conjunto de fangolitas masivas entre las que intercalan siete cuerpos de areniscas turbidíticas con diseño de superposición granocreciente, en las que se definen direcciones de transporte orientadas hacia el este y norte. El sistema de Huncal es una sucesión de entre 15 y 25 m de espesor compuesta por turbiditas arenosas que se emplaza dentro de una espesa sucesión de lutitas y margas anóxicas. Este intervalo turbidítico aparece involucrado en un horizonte de desmoronamiento, acompañado por zonas de cizalla de ángulo bajo a moderado, que muestra una persistente orientación de la estructura de deformación sinsedimentaria hacia el este. El registro de flujos gravitacionales submarinos procedentes del oeste y sudoeste permite sugerir el desarrollo de una zona con alto gradiente hacia el margen occidental del Mar Neuquino. Dicha configuración de talud difiere sustancialmente de la que existiera hacia los márgenes austral y oriental para los mismos tiempos, y que se caracterizara por una

  5. Efeitos das variações sazonais do clima tropical úmido sobre as águas e sedimentos de manguezais do estuário do rio Marapanim, costa nordeste do Estado do Pará

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    Berrêdo, José Francisco; COSTA, Marcondes Lima; Progene,Maria do Perpétuo Socorro

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    Para avaliar o impacto das variações climáticas, de curta duração, sobre os ecossistemas de manguezais amazônicos, foi estudada a costa nordeste do Pará entre as coordenadas: 00º 32' 30" S / 00º 52' 30" S e 47º 28' 45" W / 47º 45' 00" W. Foram amostrados os sedimentos, águas superficiais e intersticiais com medidas de salinidade, potencial hidrogeniônico (pH), potencial de oxi-redução (Eh) e determinações mineralógicas por difração de raios X e microscopia eletrônica de varredura. Na água for...

  6. CARACTERIZAÇÃO MORFOMÉTRICA E SUAS IMPLICAÇÕES NO ACÚMULO DE SEDIMENTOS EM RESERVATÓRIOS: O CASO DA REPRESA HEDBERG, IPERÓ/SP

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    Silva,Darllan Collins da Cunha e; Sales, Jomil Costa Abreu; Albuquerque Filho, José Luiz; Lourenço, Roberto Wagner

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    Sedimentos resultantes de processos erosivos são um dos principais responsáveis pelo assoreamento e, em muitos casos, eutrofização de ambientes aquáticos. Desta forma, o presente estudo avaliou espacialmente o grau de degradação de um reservatório, por meio da avaliação físico-química e liminológica, bem como por modelagem hidrológica e hidráulica, visando à caracterização e o diagnostico do problema como ferramenta de subsidio a ações mitigadoras. Os resultados obtidos mostraram que o reserv...

  7. Mineralogia e química dos sedimentos de fundo do médio e baixo Madeira e de seus principais tributários: Amazonas - Brasil Mineralogy and chemistry of bottom sediments of the middle and lower Madeira River and its main tributaries: Amazonas - Brazil

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    Maria Mireide Andrade Queiroz

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi investigar a variação composicional e mineralógica dos sedimentos de fundo transportados pelos grandes rios da Amazônia, com nascentes nos Andes provenientes de rochas cratônicas. O estudo foi realizado com base em análises granulométricas, mineralógicas e químicas, incluindo isótopos de Pb, no rio Madeira e seus tributários. O conjunto de dados mostra que os sedimentos de fundo do rio Madeira são granulométrica, mineralógica e quimicamente distintos de seus principais tributários. Os sedimentos do rio Madeira são mais arenosos; têm maior quantidade de quartzo; menor conteúdo de Al2O3, Fe2O3, K2O, MgO, Na2O, PF, TiO2, P2O5, MnO e elementos-traço; e a maturidade aumenta de montante para jusante. Dentre os sedimentos dos tributários, os rios Machado e secundariamente o rio Marmelos são os que mais se aproximam da composição dos sedimentos do rio Madeira, enquanto que o Jamari com sedimentos com maior proporção de TiO2, Zr, Y, Nb, Ga, Hf, U, Ta e ETR, é o mais distinto. Apesar do ambiente de intenso intemperismo e erosão, em condições tropicais úmidas, a que estão submetidas as rochas drenadas pela bacia do rio Madeira, os valores das razões Th/Co, Th/Pb, Th/Yb, Al/Pb, Zr/Co e a composição isotópica de Pb indicam fontes distintas para os sedimentos de fundo estudados. Os sedimentos do rio Madeira são provenientes, principalmente, de rochas máficas, enquanto que os sedimentos de seus tributários têm como fonte essencialmente rochas félsicas.This study reports the granulometric, mineralogic and chemical analyses, including Pb isotope, carried out on the bottom sediments of the Madeira River, whose headwaters are in the Andes Mountain, and its tributaries that come from the cratonic region, in order to investigate the compositional variation of the sediments transported by the major rivers of the Amazon. The analytical data show that the bottom sediments of the Madeira River have

  8. Rotiferos y otros invertebrados en sedimentos arqueológicos de la Colección del Museo Regional Monseñor Fagnano, Rio Grande, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina

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    Fugassa, Martín H.

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available El estudio de las poblaciones humanas antiguas es complejo y requiere de un enfoque interdisciplinario. La arqueología argentina está promoviendo el desarrollo de nuevas líneas de evidencias que incluyen espacios muy activos de interacción con la biología. Numerosos estudios biológicos se efectúan sobre los depósitos sedimentarios asociados al contexto arqueológico. Los sedimentos asociados a los restos humanos constituyen un recurso de información poco explorado y en general, escasamente contemplado en el diseño previo de la excavación. El presente trabajo aborda el examen de sedimentos de forámenes sacrales de esqueletos humanos pertenecientes al Museo Regional Monseñor Fagnano, Tierra del Fuego, una clase de material arqueológico poco estudiado. La recuperación de rotíferos, artrópodos y parásitos justifica el esfuerzo de muestreo sobre materiales sin asignación temporal y con escasa referencia espacial. Se puede concluir que el estudio de microfósiles presentes en este tipo de depósito permite maximizar la información obtenida del registro bioarqueológico debido a que albergan valiosa información paleoambiental, bioantropológica y tafonómica. Así, el estudio exhaustivo y no destructivo de las muestras arqueológicas resulta un punto crucial en la estrategia de investigación.

  9. Evaluación ecotoxicológica de sedimentos en una zona del Río Uruguay, con puntos finales indicadores de toxicidad aguda, sub-letal, crónica, reproductiva y teratogénica

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    Diana Míguez Carames

    2011-05-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo de este trabajo fue caracterizar la toxicidad de los sedimentos de una zona del Río Uruguay, aplicando una batería de bioensayos. Las muestras provinieron de: una zona de influencia de descargas domésticas y efluentes de una planta de celulosa (Fray Bentos, una ciudad turística aguas abajo (Las Cañas y otra aguas arriba (Nuevo Berlín, sin influencia directa de dichos vertidos. Los bioensayos aplicados en elutriados fueron: de toxicidad con Photobacterium leiognathi, de reproducción con Ceriodaphnia dubia, de teratogenicidad y letalidad con Pimephales promelas y el ensayo sub-letal en sedimento completo con Hyalella curvispina. Para evaluar la biodisponibilidad y las rutas de toxicidad, se midió el fraccionamiento del 2,4,5-triclorofenol, con resultados: 63% disuelto, 27% adsorbido sobre partículas y el resto sedimentado.Se observó toxicidad por orgánicos y metales con P. leioghnati para todos los sitios. La frecuencia de malformaciones vertebralesde P. promelas fue de 3.3% en Fray Bentos, pero C. dubia sólo mostró efectos en Nuevo Berlín y Las Cañas. Los efectos con H. curvispina se evidenciaron en todas las muestras. Las rutas de toxicidad incluirían la ingestión de contaminantes disueltos y particulados asociados a arcillas y limo. El vínculo causa-efecto para la toxicidad se continuará investigando.

  10. Medición de microdeformaciones en losas viales usando sensores de redes de Braggen fibras ópticas Microdeformation measurement of concrete roadway slabs using fiber Bragg gratings

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    Francisco Javier Vélez Hoyos

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available En este trabajo se presenta un método no invasivo para la medición de microdeformaciones en estructuras de concreto usando sensores de redes de Bragg en fibras ópticas adheridos a su superficie. Se realizan mediciones en losas viales de concreto bajo una carga estática de 10 kN, encontrándose una relación aproximada de 2 : 1 entre la deformación registrada por los sensores y los valores arrojados por una simulación computacional con el método de elementos finitos. Se propone el uso de estos sensores para el monitoreo estructural de losas en una malla vial con sensores distribuidos y multiplexados por longitud de onda. Este es el primer reporte en Colombia de medición de deformación de losas viales usando sensores de fibra óptica.This work shows a non–invasive method for micro–deformation measurements of concrete structures using Bragg grating sensors in optical fibers adhered to the surface. Measurements on roadway slabs under a 10 kN static load are made, finding an approximated ratio of 2 : 1 between the deformation registered by the sensors and the values from a computational simulation with the finite element method. We propose the use of these sensors for slab structural monitoring in a road network employing distributed and wavelength multiplexed sensors. This is a first report in Colombia of roadway slabs microdeformation measurement using fiber optic sensors.

  11. A high-throughput method for the conversion of CO2 obtained from biochemical samples to graphite in septa-sealed vials for quantification of 14C via accelerator mass spectrometry.

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    Ognibene, Ted J; Bench, Graham; Vogel, John S; Peaslee, Graham F; Murov, Steve

    2003-05-01

    The growth of accelerator mass spectrometry as a tool for quantitative isotope ratio analysis in the biosciences necessitates high-throughput sample preparation. A method has been developed to convert CO(2) obtained from carbonaceous samples to solid graphite for highly sensitive and precise (14)C quantification. Septa-sealed vials are used along with commercially available disposable materials, eliminating sample cross contamination, minimizing complex handling, and keeping per sample costs low. Samples containing between 0.25 and 10 mg of total carbon can be reduced to graphite in approximately 4 h in routine operation. Approximately 150 samples per 8-h day can be prepared by a single technician.

  12. Sistema adaptativo de control y optimización del tráfico de un corredor vial semaforizado. Aplicación ciudad de Medellín

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    Las estrategias de control de tráfico en redes semaforizadas buscan maximizar la seguridad vial y minimizar el costo para sus usuarios, medido éste en términos de tiempos de recorrido, demoras y número de paradas. Cuando el tipo de control implementado es independiente de las condiciones del tráfico en cada momento, se habla de estrategia de tiempo fijo (control en lazo abierto), esta estrategia se originó en una etapa en que la computación y el desarrollo de las comunicaciones y la tecnologí...

  13. Visión criminológica de los delitos contra la seguridad vial en España/Criminological vision of crimes against security road in Spain

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    Juan Antonio Carreras Espallardo

    2011-08-01

    Full Text Available Es el delincuente vial aquel quien se ha escapado del ojo clínico del criminólogo. La discusión al respecto es importante ya que implica una criminalidad mayor en potencia y diversos factores sociales que interactúan entre sí. En contraparte se presenta la víctima la cual debe ser consideraba para el tratamiento adecuado ante un evento traumático. El presente trabajo muestra la aportación que el criminólogo hace desde la realidad española y de los resultados y las experiencias que se han tenido al respecto.

  14. Propuesta de un Sistema de Gestión Ambiental para el Servicio de Conservación Vial de la Carretera Cañete Lunahuaná Pacarán Chupaca

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    Altamirano Medina, Rosa Victoria

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    El presente estudio aporta un programa de Gestión Ambiental para las actividades de conservación vial de una carretera de bajo volumen de tránsito, basado en los requerimientos de la Norma ISO 14001:2004. En el Capítulo III se hizo la recopilación de aspectos ambientales identificados por actividad del proceso de mantenimiento rutinario y periódico de la carretera; el método matriz de importancia permitió la valoración de los aspectos y parámetros ambientales, los resultados anteriores se...

  15. Visión criminológica de los delitos contra la seguridad vial en España/Criminological vision of crimes against security road in Spain

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    Juan Antonio Carreras Espallardo

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    Es el delincuente vial aquel quien se ha escapado del ojo clínico del criminólogo. La discusión al respecto es importante ya que implica una criminalidad mayor en potencia y diversos factores sociales que interactúan entre sí. En contraparte se presenta la víctima la cual debe ser consideraba para el tratamiento adecuado ante un evento traumático. El presente trabajo muestra la aportación que el criminólogo hace desde la realidad española y de los resultados y las experiencias que se han teni...

  16. Intervención estatal, desempeño empresario y ámbitos privilegiados de acumulación. El caso del sector vial durante la última dictadura militar, Argentina (1976-1981

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    LUCAS DANIEL IRAMAIN

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    Full Text Available Las políticas destinadas a las obras públicas viales en la Argentina durante el lapso 1976-1981, constituyen ejemplos, paradójicos, de la creciente participación económica del Estado, en el marco de un proceso político-institucional signado por un discurso fuertemente liberal y contrario a la expansión de la actividad estatal. En ese sentido, los objetivos de este trabajo son caracterizar los rasgos más significativos de la intervención económica estatal en relación a la construcción de obras públicas viales durante el lapso 1976-1981 y analizar bajo ese mismo período el desempeño económico de las principales empresas intervinientes en el mercado vial. La consecución de estos dos propósitos, a su vez, permitirá establecer si durante esos años se generaron las condiciones propicias para la configuración de un ámbito privilegiado de acumulación (Castellani, 2006, en torno a las obras viales. Abstract The policies oriented to public road-building works during 1976-1981 in Argentina, constitute paradoxical examples of the increasing economic participation of the Estate, within the framework of a political and institutional process signed by a strong liberal speech, opposed to the expansion of Estate activity. Hence, the objectives of this work are to characterize the most significant aspects of the estate economic intervention in relation to public road-building works from 1976 to 1981 and to analyze the economic performance of the main companies participating in the road-market during that period. At the same time, the completion of these goals will allow to establish whether a configuration of a privileged accumulation space (Castellani, 2006 around road-works took place during those years.

  17. La integración del factor humano en el ámbito técnico de la gestión de las carreteras y la seguridad vial: Un enfoque investigativo

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    La tesis titulada “LA INTEGRACIÓN DEL FACTOR HUMANO EN EL ÁMBITO TÉCNICO DE LA GESTIÓN DE LAS CARRETERAS Y LA SEGURIDAD VIAL: UN ENFOQUE INVESTIGATIVO” tiene por objeto realizar una primera aproximación a la integración del factor humano en el ámbito técnico de la seguridad y gestión de la carretera. La investigación tiene un alcance novedoso. Y constituye un ejemplo de la necesaria aproximación y complementariedad entre disciplinas interrelacionadas unidas en un camino común el de la segurid...

  18. Proyecto de urbanización del "Eje-1", vial vertebrador este-oeste del "Plan Parcial PPU-6 Puig de la Coma" del municipio de Palamós

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    Puértolas Uriol, Sergio

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    El objeto del presente documento es urbanizar el Eje‐1, vial principal de un nuevo sector en la zona conocida como “La Fosca” del municipio de Palamós (Baix Empordà – Girona). Se toma como base para su desarrollo un instrumento de planeamiento derivado que confiere al ámbito el carácter de suelo urbanizable, en este caso a instancia de iniciativa privada, el documento en cuestión ha sido previamente aprobado por el ayuntamiento de Palamós y recibe el nombre de Plan Parcial Urba...

  19. Densidade de drenagem da bacia incremental do reservatório de Porto Primavera, rio Paraná (SP/MS: perspectiva de sua adoção como indicador de produção de sedimentos das bacias hidrográficas.

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    Antônio Manoel dos Santos

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    Full Text Available Este trabalho apresenta os resultados de pesquisa sobre a densidade de drenagem da bacia hidrográfica incremental do reservatório de Porto Primavera, rio Paraná (SP/MS. As conclusões obtidas destacam aos métodos adotados e à caracterização da bacia, sob a ótica da produção de sedimentos. Os métodos contemplaram a medida dos comprimentos das linhas de drenagem por área considerada (km/km e a contagem do número de confluências 2(nc/km em cartas topográficas de diferentes escalas. A caracterização da bacia evidenciou as áreas e as sub-bacias com maior tendência potencial de produção de sedimentos segundo o fator densidade de drenagem.

  20. Aproximación a las comunidades de carófitos que existieron en la Albufera de Valencia a partir del estudio de las oósporas del sedimento

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    Soulié-Märsche, Ingeborg

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    Full Text Available Charophyte oospores and their features (size, shape, colour, outer wall ornamentation, etc. are able to persist in seed banks of aquatic ecosystems. Thus, these characteristics can be used for taxonomic species identification, thereby providing knowledge about the specific composition of the charophyte community in a habitat that currently lacks, or has greatly altered, submerged vegetation. Several years ago, l’Albufera de València lost the charophyte meadows that covered the lake bottom in the past, which had never been studied in detail. Several sediment cores were extracted from the lagoon at three sites and the oospores and gyrogonites were isolated and characterized. The oospore/gyrogonite densities in the sediment layers were estimated. Ten different taxa have been identified: six belonging to genus Chara [Ch. vulgaris, Ch. Hispida var. major, Ch. fragilis (Ch. globularis, Ch. Hispida var. baltica, Ch. aspera, Ch. tomentosa]; one Nitella species (N. hyalina, two Tolypella species (T. glomerata and T. hispanica and one Lamprothamnium species (L. papulosum. The latter, which indicates the period when water salinity was high in the lagoon, was found in the deepest sediment layers. An increase in the oospore abundance and diversity was observed in line with sediment depth. This indicates, on the one hand, that the lagoon went through different ecological stages (with important changes in salinity, mainly and, on the other hand, the eutrophication process that the lagoon has been undergoing for at least the last 45 years, has progressively affected the abundance and diversity of the charophyte community.

    Las oósporas de carófitos y sus características (tamaño, forma, color, ornamentación de la pared, etc. pueden persistir en los bancos de semillas del sedimento de ecosistemas acuáticos, y pueden ser utilizadas para identificar los diferentes táxones y obtener de este modo una

  1. Geochemical composition of surface sediments near Isla de Sacrificios coral reef ecosystem, Veracruz, Mexico Composición geoquímica de sedimentos superficiales alrededor del ecosistema arrecifal de Isla de Sacrificios, Veracruz, México

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    Leticia Rosales-Hoz

    2008-08-01

    Full Text Available Twenty three surface sediment samples were collected in the area surrounding the Isla de Sacrificios located in the southwestern Gulf of Mexico. The temporal impact of natural discharges in the area was evaluated through the study of the textural and chemical characteristics of the sediments that surround the Veracruz Reef System. The particle size during the three sampled seasons was associated with the prevailing energy conditions. The degree of influence of terrigenous sediments was evaluated through the content of Al2O3, SiO2, Na2O and K2O, which is higher in October (2004 compared to June (2004 and/or February (2005 due to the rainy season. It was observed that gravel, CaO and CO3 were significant variables grouped in Factor 1 that suggested that gravel-sized fractions are produced by the abrasion of the reef in February (2005 and being correlated with other variables in June (2004. Another groupings were among SiO2, CaO, K2O, CO3, for October (2004 which suggested dilution of carbonates due to the terrigenous input. In addition, the factor analysis showed that grain size and heavy minerals represented by TiO2, MnO, MgO and Fe2O3 have a major importance in February (2005 associated with fluvial discharges. The factor analysis showed that the sedimentological and geochemical characteristics of the sediments varied throughout the different seasons. A correlation among Al2O3 and Na2O, P2O5, y Fe2O3 and organic carbon in the three sampling seasons suggested that these chemical components have a terrigenous source.Se estudiaron veintitrés muestras de sedimento superficial, colectadas en los alrededores de la Isla de Sacrificios, ubicada al suroeste del Golfo de México. El impacto temporal de las descargas naturales fue evaluado a través de las características texturales y químicas de los sedimentos que rodean al SAV. El tamaño de partículas de los sedimentos en las tres estaciones del año estuvo en función con las condiciones de energ

  2. Magnetismo ambiental en un paleosuelo desarrollado en la Formación Luján (Luján, provincia de Buenos Aires: Comparación con otras áreas de la provincia; consideraciones paleoclimáticas

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    M. J. Orgeira

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    Full Text Available Se efectuó un estudio de magnetismo ambiental en sedimentos postpampeanos, principalmente fluviales, asignados a la Formación Lujan (localidad tipo, Luján, provincia de Buenos Aires, Argentina. La informacion surgida de las muestras recolectadas sugieren un fenómeno de disolución de los minerales ferromagnéticos detríticos durante el proceso edáfico. De la comparación de los resultados magnéticos obtenidos en paleosuelos y suelo holocenos labrados en "sedimentos postpampeanos" eólicos y fluviales (Fm. Luján y La Postrera, surge que existe una señal magnética característica en todos ellos. Asimismo, esta señal es consistente con la obtenida en sedimentos loéssicos pampeanos asignados a la Fm. Buenos Aires. El fenómeno de disolución de minerales ferrimagnéticos detríticos es generalizado en el área chacopampeana. Sin embargo, este proceso puede asociarse a ulterior génesis de una fracción superparamagnética (SP, la que podría indicar una estación con importante deficiencia hídrica durante el evento climático. Por último, también se ha observado la asociación del fenómeno de disolución a la génesis de una fracción mineralógica de alta coercitividad, análogos a los encontrados en paleosuelos formados en loess pampeano .

  3. Suspended sediment entrainment estimation in unsteady turbulent flows by means of a stochastic meted; Computo de la incorporacion de sedimento en suspension en flujos turbulentos no permanentes utilizando un enfoque estocastico

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    Rodriguez, Jose Fernando; Garcia, Marcelo Horacio [Universidad de Illinois (United States); Admiraal, David Mark [Universidad de Nebraska en Lincoln (United States)

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    In order to compute the total amount and vertical distribution of suspended sediment, a reference concentration near the bed or entrainment function is needed, and considerable research effort has been dedicated to obtain such formulae. Several entrainment functions are available in the literature, but all of them have been developed for steady, uniform flow conditions. The ability of such relationships to predict entrainment rates in unsteady flows has not been demonstrated, nor has there been any attempt to develop a general formulation that work for both steady and unsteady flow conditions. The traditional approach relates the entrainment of sediment to the wall shear stress associated with skin friction in a deterministic way, providing only a relation between mean values. An alternative is to consider both the shear stress and the entrainment as stochastic turbulent quantities and to express them in terms of their probability density functions (PDFs). In this way, statistics of the entrainment can be obtained from measured shear stress PDFs, either in steady or unsteady situations, since the effect of unsteadiness is embedded in the PDF. This new methodology was used to estimate sediment entrainment produced by the passage of vessels in the Mississippi River and the Illinois River. Using a low order cumulant expansion to describe the PDF of the shear stress and a generalized version of Garcia and Parker's entrainment relationship, an expression for the average of the entrainment as a function of the average, variance, skewness of the shear stress distribution was obtained. Predictions compared favourably with values reported in the literature. [Spanish] Para calcular la cantidad total y distribucion vertical de sedimento en suspension es preciso conocer una concentracion de referencia cerca del lecho o funcion de incorporacion, para lo cual se ha hecho un considerable esfuerzo por obtener dichas formulas. Existen varias funciones de incorporacion en la

  4. Análisis de fuentes y toxicidad equivalente de sedimentos contaminados con PAHs en el estuario de Bahía Blanca, Argentina Sources analysis and equivalent toxicity assessment of PAHs impacted sediments in Bahia Blanca Estuary, Argentina

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    Andrés H. Arias

    2010-04-01

    Full Text Available Se presenta un estudio exhaustivo de sedimentos del estuario de Bahía Blanca (Argentina para determinar su impacto por Hidrocarburos Aromáticos Policíclicos (PAHs. Los sedimentos fueron procesados siguiendo protocolos de la Environmental Protection Agency (EPA, USA y analizados por Cromatografía Gaseosa-Espectrometría de Masas, hallándose un rango de concentraciones total, desde 103 a más de 2,000 ng.g-1 p.s. (p.s.= peso seco; Total PAHs = sumatoria de 17 PAHs, una concentración media de 527 ± 114 ng.g-1 y una mediana de 507 ng.g-1. Se demostró la existencia de un nivel dinámico de contaminación por PAHs, definido por valores bajos a moderados que incluyeron zonas puntuales con altos niveles. El análisis de origen mediante el uso de índices moleculares determinó un predominio de deposiciones pirolíticas sobre las de origen petrogénico, siendo dominantes las emisiones provenientes de la quema de biomasa durante los meses más cálidos. La calidad ecotoxicológica de los sedimentos se abordó utilizando el enfoque de niveles guía, hallándose para la mayoría de los sitios muestreados una predicción de efectos adversos infrecuentes sobre la biota adyacente, con sitios puntuales para los cuales se predijo la aparición frecuente de efectos. Utilizando el concepto de equivalentes de Benzo-a-pireno se calculó su carga total, la cual se halló en ocasiones por sobre los valores indicados en diversas regulaciones internacionales. Finalmente se evaluó la dosis carcinogénica aportada por los 7 PAHs carcinogénicos y su perfil de concentraciones se contrastó estadísticamente con otros sitios costeros del mundo utilizando análisis de grupos jerarquizados.This paper presents a comprehensive survey of PAHs in coastal sediments of Bahia Blanca, Argentina and provides useful information of their levels of concentration, sources, ecotoxicological assessment and carcinogenic PAHs profile of local emissions. Sediments were analyzed

  5. Distribuição de mercúrio total em sedimentos da plataforma continental Amazônica: Brasil Distribution of total mercury in sediments from Amazon continental shelf: Brazil

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    Gilmar W. Siqueira

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available Este estudo foi desenvolvido na Plataforma Continental do Amazonas (PCA com o objetivo de determinar os níveis de Hg total no sedimento de fundo, e assim contribuir como matriz ambiental indicadora para o plano geral de gerenciamento costeiro na região norte do Brasil. Foram amostrados 20 pontos entre maio e junho dos anos de 1999 a 2002, 2005 e 2007. Os resultados indicam não haver evidências de atividades antrópicas relacionadas à contaminação de mercúrio na região. Os teores encontrados variaram entre 0,047 e 0,166 mg kg-1 com média 0,085±0,026 mg kg-1, estando dentro do intervalo de "background" referido para os rios amazônicos não contaminados, que é de 0,05 a 0,28 mg kg-1. As concentrações de Hg no sedimento, especialmente no sedimento lamoso, mostraram uma estreita dependência com os teores de argila (material fino e matéria orgânica, corroborando mecanismos geoquímicos importantes na dinâmica do metal. A maior adsorção do mercúrio pode estar associada ao aumento dos teores de compostos (óxidos e hidróxidos de ferro, alumínio, manganês e os minerais primários e secundários formadores das rochas da bacia de drenagem amazônica.This study was developed at the Amazon Continental Shelf aims to determine the levels of total mercury in the sediment bottom, and them to contribute as environmental matrix for the general plan of coastal monitoring in the North Region of the Brazil. Twenty sampling sites between May and June from 1999 to 2002, 2005 and 2007 were analyzed. The results indicate there is not evidence of anthropic activities associated to the contamination by mercury in the region. The levels of total mercury founded range between 0.047 and 0.166 mg kg-1 with average of 0.085±0,026 mg kg-1. The results are inside of the background interval determined to not contaminated or not polluted Amazon Rivers, which the interval ranges from 0.05 to 0.28 mg kg-1. The mercury concentrations in the sediment bottom

  6. Through-vial impedance spectroscopy of the mechanisms of annealing in the freeze-drying of maltodextrin: the impact of annealing hold time and temperature on the primary drying rate.

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    Smith, Geoff; Arshad, Muhammad Sohail; Polygalov, Eugene; Ermolina, Irina

    2014-06-01

    The study aims to investigate the impact of annealing hold time and temperature on the primary drying rate/duration of a 10% (w/v) solution of maltodextrin with an emphasis on how the mechanisms of annealing might be understood from the in-vial measurements of the ice crystal growth and the glass transition. The electrical impedance of the solution within a modified glass vial was recorded between 10 and 10(6) Hz during freeze-drying cycles with varying annealing hold times (1-5 h) and temperatures. Primary drying times decreased by 7%, 27% and 34% (1.1, 4.3 and 5.5 h) with the inclusion of an annealing step at temperatures of -15°C, -10°C and -5°C, respectively. The glass transition was recorded at approximately -16°C during the re-heating and re-cooling steps, which is close to the glass transition (Tg ') reported for 10% (w/v) maltodextrin and therefore indicates that a maximum freeze concentration (∼86%, w/w, from the Gordon-Taylor equation) was achieved during first freezing, with no further ice being formed on annealing. This observation, coupled to the decrease in electrical resistance that was observed during the annealing hold time, suggests that the reduction in the drying time was because of improved connectivity of ice crystals because of Ostwald ripening rather than devitrification.

  7. Research and Application of Vaccine Vial Monitor in Abroad%疫苗有效性监测卡的研发及国外使用概况

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    袁平; 曹玲生; 曹雷; 王华庆

    2011-01-01

    Vaccine Vial Monitor ( VVM) was an achievement of cooperation of World Health Organization (WHO), United Nations International Children Emergency Fund(UNICEF)and Program for Appropriate Technology in Health. VVM was the only tool for monitoring vaccine temperature at all times in the process of storage, distribution and practice of vaccination. Since its introduction in 1996 with oral polio vaccine, the VVM had contributed to the success of overcoming access problems in areas with weak or no cold-chain infrastructure and reduction of vaccine wastage. WHO and UNICEF called all self-procuring Member States to include the VVM among the minimum requirements for vaccine purchase agreements.%疫苗有效性监测卡(Vaccine Vial Monitor,VVM)是世界卫生组织(WHO)、联合国儿童基金会(UNICEF)、美国适宜卫生科技组织长期合作的研发成果.VVM是目前唯一能够从存储、运输到接种阶段,全程监测疫苗温度的工具.1996年,VVM被首次使用在口服脊髓灰质炎减毒活疫苗.它解决了冷链设备不足地区的疫苗监测问题,同时减少了疫苗的浪费.WHO和UNICEF号召所有成员国采购使用VVM的疫苗.

  8. Inestabilidad de laderas e infraestructura vial: análisis de susceptibilidad en la Sierra Nororiental de Puebla, México

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    José Alejandro Galindo Serrano

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available En México y diversas partes del mundo los desastres asociados a la inestabilidad de laderas generan impactos negativos en el ámbito socio-económico y ambiental. Además de las pérdidas de vida, y el daño a la cubierta vegetal, las afectaciones a las viviendas y la infraestructura son frecuentes; en los últimos años, la destrucción y deterioro en la infraestructura vial ha sido de particular importancia. Entre las diferentes áreas del país que de manera recurrente suelen ser afectadas por inestabilidad de laderas, se encuentra la Sierra Norte del estado de Puebla. Pérdidas humanas y económicas directas e indirectas, resultado de la ocurrencia de procesos de remoción en masa (PRM desencadenados principalmente por lluvias intensas, en comunidades vulnerables expuestas de esta región, han tenido lugar desde hace algunas décadas. El impacto en la infraestructura ha cobrado gran relevancia, especialmente desde 1999, razón por la cual este estudio se centró en el análisis de la susceptibilidad a procesos de remoción de masa en las principales carreteras de la región de la Sierra Nororiental de Puebla. Dicho análisis involucró la elaboración de un inventario de PRM, así como de la cartografía temática empleada como insumo para la aplicación del análisis multicriterio y pesos de evidencia. Se obtuvieron dos mapas de susceptibilidad de la región de interés, y los resultados fueron analizados a través de un índice de recurrencia de PRM. Finalmente, se efectuó el análisis espacial de la susceptibilidad a PRM de varios tramos carreteros de la Sierra Nororiental, con base en el análisis de proximidad y de superposición. El inventario de PRM generado se integró por 166 procesos de remoción en masa y 40 zonas potencialmente inestables. Las áreas de muy alta susceptibilidad corresponden a zonas con un relieve muy accidentado, mientras que las regiones planas coinciden con zonas de muy baja susceptibilidad. La variación de

  9. Efectividad de las intervenciones de seguridad vial basadas en la evidencia: una revisión de la literatura Evidence-based effectiveness of road safety interventions: a literature review

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    Ana M. Novoa

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available Introducción: Únicamente se deberían implementar las intervenciones de seguridad vial con evidencia científica de su efectividad. El objetivo de este trabajo consiste en resumir la evidencia disponible sobre la efectividad de las intervenciones de seguridad vial para reducir las colisiones, las lesiones y las muertes de tráfico. Metodología: Se incluyeron todas aquellas revisiones de la literatura publicadas en una revista científica que evaluaran la efectividad de una o más intervenciones de seguridad vial, y cuyas medidas de resultado fueran colisiones, lesiones o muertes de tráfico. Se llevó a cabo una búsqueda exhaustiva en bases de datos de la literatura científica. Las intervenciones se clasificaron según su evidencia de efectividad para reducir las lesiones de tráfico (intervenciones efectivas, insuficiente evidencia de efectividad, intervenciones no efectivas siguiendo la estructura de la matriz de Haddon. Resultados: Se incluyeron 54 revisiones. Se hallaron intervenciones efectivas antes, durante y después de la colisión, y para todos los factores: a el individuo: el permiso de conducir gradual (reducción del 31% de las lesiones de tráfico; b el vehículo: control electrónico de estabilidad (2 a 41%; c las infraestructuras: pacificación del tráfico (0 a 20%, y d el entorno social: radares (7 a 30%. Algunas intervenciones no son efectivas, en especial la educación vial, y otras requieren mayor investigación. Conclusión: Las intervenciones más efectivas son aquellas que reducen o eliminan el riesgo y que no dependen del cambio de comportamiento de los usuarios ni de sus conocimientos sobre seguridad vial. Aquellas intervenciones basadas exclusivamente en la educación no son efectivas para reducir las lesiones de tráfico.Introduction: Only road safety interventions with scientific evidence supporting their effectiveness should be implemented. The objective of this study was to identify and summarize the available

  10. Estructura comunitaria de diatomeas presentes en los sedimentos superficiales de ocho lagos andinos de Chile central Diatoms community structure in superficial sediments of eight Andean lakes of central Chile

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    INGRID E ALVIAL

    2008-03-01

    Full Text Available En este trabajo se analizó la estructura comunitaria de diatomeas depositadas en los sedimentos superficiales de ocho lagos andinos chilenos ubicados entre los 32°49' y 38°48' S. Se encontró un total de 99 taxa de diatomeas, distribuidos en 48 géneros. Del total de taxa, 74 fueron identificados a nivel de especie siendo todos ellos cosmopolitas a excepción de Eunotia andinofrequens, Gomphonema punae, Pinnularia araucanensis y Pinnularia acidicola, entre otras, que están descritos solo para el Hemisferio Sur. Por otro lado, las muestras analizadas presentaron distinta composición florística de diatomeas. De esta manera, en los ensambles diatomológicos depositados en los sedimentos de las lagunas de altura Ocho, Huifa, Ensueño y Negra ubicadas sobre los 2.860 m del nivel del mar, abundaron especies bentónicas, típicas de aguas oligotróficas y acidas como Achnanthidium exiguum, Achnanthidium minutissimum, Encyonema minutum, Pinnularia acidicola y Planothidium lanceolatum. En los ensambles diatomológicos de los lagos Galletué, Icalma y Laja, ubicados bajo los 1.360 m del nivel del mar, abundaron diatomeas planctónicas, características de aguas alcalinas y mesotróficas como Asterionella formosa, Aulacoseira distans, Aulacoseira granulata, Cyclotella stelligera y Rhopalodia gibbaIn this research the taxonomic structure of diatoms in sediments of high mountain lakes was studied. These lakes are located in Chile between 32°49' and 38°48' S in the Andean Cordillera. A total of 99 diatom taxa distributed in 48 genera were identified and all this taxa are cosmopolitan excepting a Eunotia andinofrequens, Gomphonema punae, Pinnularia araucanensis and Pinnularia acidicola, which are know only for the Southern Hemisphere. The assemblages of diatoms were different in the studied lakes. So the high mountain lakes Ocho, Huifa, Ensueño and Negra, dominated benthic diatoms which are typical of oligotrophic and acid waters as Achnanthidium

  11. Diseño y validación de escalas para medir la actitud adolescente hacia: sexualidad, sustancias adictivas y seguridad vial: ¿Se relacionan con los comportamientos?

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    Full Text Available Fundamento. Validar escalas para evaluar la actitud adolescente hacia la sexualidad (EAS, las sustancias adictivas (EASA y la seguridad vial (EASV, y examinar sus relaciones con comportamientos en dichas áreas. Material y métodos. Se diseñaron las escalas mediante revisión bibliográfica, se validó su contenido mediante panel Delphi on-line con 18 expertos y pretest con 21 alumnos de cuarto de educación secundaria obligatoria en Sevilla. Éstas se administraron junto a preguntas sobre comportamientos a otros 188 alumnos para determinar su validez de constructo (análisis factorial exploratorio, fiabilidad (Alfa de Cronbach y su correlación con las variables: edad, género, inicio de relaciones sexuales, consumo de sustancias y prácticas viales. Resultados. La escala EAS-10 obtuvo un α=0,73, EASA-12 de α=0,80, y EASV-12 de α=0,79. Mostraron evidencias de unidimensionalidad en el análisis factorial, a pesos r>0,30 en el primer factor, que explicaba una proporción importante de varianza, b varianza total explicada por factores principales mayor al 50%. Se encontraron correlaciones entre EASA-12 y experimentación con tabaco (r=-0,43, p<0,001 y alcohol (r=-0,30, p<0,001, edad de inicio al alcohol (r=0,32, p=0,003, edad de la primera borrachera (r=0,31, p=0,003, y consumo de sustancias (r=-0,55, p<0,001, y entre EASV-12 y practicas viales seguras (r=0,41, p<0,001, experimentación con tabaco (r=-0,23, p=0,003 y alcohol (r=-0,22, p=0,003, edad de la primera borrachera (r=0,22, p=0,003, y consumo de sustancias (r=-0,27, p=0,014. Conclusiones. Las escalas demostraron validez y fiabilidad. Pueden ser utilizadas para valorar la actitud de adolescentes españoles hacia estas áreas, determinar su papel mediador en la adopción de comportamientos y diseñar y evaluar programas de salud.

  12. Sistema interconectado de canales de marea del estuario de Bahía Blanca, Argentina: evaluación de la circulación de sedimento como carga de fondo por métodos acústicos An interconnected system of tidal channels in Bahia Blanca estuary, Argentina: an evaluation of bedload sediment transport through acoustic methods

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    Silvia S Ginsberg

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    Full Text Available El estuario de Bahía Blanca, ubicado al sur de la provincia de Buenos Aires (Argentina, constituye una costa baja con extensas llanuras de marea, islas y una compleja red de canales de diferentes magnitudes. Estos últimos integran un sistema de canales interconectados. El objetivo de este trabajo es establecer la circulación sedimentaria como carga de fondo en un sistema de canales interconectados (Cabeza de Buey, El Alambre, La Lista y Principal mediante el análisis de los rasgos morfológicos de fondo, utilizando métodos acústicos (ecosonda y sonar lateral. El canal Cabeza de Buey se comunica con el canal La Lista a través del canal El Alambre. Los dos primeros vierten sus aguas en el canal Principal. El canal Cabeza de Buey posee un lecho plano constituido por material pelítico con arena muy fina. En su tramo más interno se presentan dunas medianas compuestas por arena fina, con un perfil asimétrico según el reflujo. Estas formas, continúan su desarrollo ininterrumpidamente hacia el canal El Alambre, donde se originan dunas grandes (altura 1,5 m formadas por arena muy fina. Sus crestas son sinuosas o barjanoides y poseen su talud hacia la corriente de bajante. En el canal La Lista se determinan dunas asimétricas medianas orientadas según el reflujo y grandes linea-ciones sedimentarias (sand ribbons sobre un fondo consolidado. El sedimento movilizado por la corriente corresponde a la fracción limo-arena fina. La distribución y configuración de las geoformas evidencian que el transporte sedimentario como carga de fondo se concentra principalmente en el canal La Lista. Es así como en el sistema de canales estudiado, sólo un canal de marea regula la dispersión de arena, transportando un importante volumen hacia el canal de navegación.Bahia Blanca estuary located in the south of Buenos Aires province, Argentina, is characterized by a low coastal area with large tidal plains, islands, and a complex network of tidal channels of

  13. The use of multivariate analysis to link sediment contamination and toxicity data to establish sediment quality guidelines: an example in the Gulf of Cadiz (Spain); El uso del analisis multivariante en la union de datos de toxicidad y contaminacion para establecer guias de calidad de sedimento: Un ejemplo en la Bahia de Cadiz (Espana)

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    Del Valls, T. Angel; Forja, Jesus M [Departamento de Quimica Fisica, Facultad de Ciencias del Mar, Universidad de Cadiz, Cadiz, (Spain); Gomez-Parra, Abelardo [Instituto de Ciencias Marinas de Andalucia, CSIC, Puerto Real, Cadiz, (Spain)

    1998-03-01

    which biological effects have been shown to be minimal (mg kg{sup -}1 dry sediment), are: Hg, 0.25; Ag, 0.78; Pb, 66.80; Cr, 101.2; LAS, 2.6. [Spanish] Para evaluar la calidad de los sedimentos marinos en el Golfo de Cadiz, los datos provenientes de concentraciones quimicas y respuestas de toxicidad en sedimentos fueron unidos usando el analisis ultivariante. Las muestras de sedimentos fueron recogidas sinopticamente en siete estaciones de dos ecosistemas litorales en el Golfo de Cadiz (cinco en la Bahia de Cadiz y dos en las marismas del rio Barbate) y fueron sujetas a seis tests de toxicidad de forma independiente y replicada, asi como a analisis quimicos. Los efectos toxicos en los sedimentos se chequearon utilizando tres fases operativas del sedimento: sedimento bruto, utilizando el anfipodo Microdeutopus gryllotalpa (10 d estatico: supervivencia) y la almeja de estuario Ruditapes philippinarum (48 h estatico: enterramiento); extracto de sedimento, utilizando larvas del bivalvo de estuario Crassostrea angulata (48 h estatico: supervivencia) y del pez marino Sparus aurata (48 h estatico: supervivencia); y agua intersticial, utilizando poblaciones del rotifero de estuario Brachionus plicatilis (7 d estatico: decaimiento de la poblacion) y de la bacteria marina Photobacterium phosphoreum (Microtox ). Para evaluar los niveles de contaminacion se determinaron las concentraciones en los sedimentos de carbono organico, 14 metales traza (Fe, Mn, Cu, Zn, Pb, Cd, Ag, Hg, As, Sn, V, Ni, Co y Cr) y el detergente alquibencenosulfonato lineal (LAS). Los resultados de los ensayos de toxicidad se compararon mediante relaciones de respuesta entre las diferentes estaciones, demostrando una concordancia general entre los valores de toxicidad determinados en todos los tests, excepto en el caso de la toxicidad en el agua intersticial (principalmente debido a mezclas de metales traza toxicas). Los datos obtenidos en los ensayos quimicos y de toxicidad se ensamblaron utilizando tecnicas

  14. Aportes de los sistemas de última generación para el desarrollo de proyectos viales en el Perú: Diseño geométrico automatizado de carreteras

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    2001-01-01

    La presente Investigación se basa en el avance de los Sistemas de Ultima Generación para el Desarrollo de Proyectos Viales en el Perú, sin embargo, éste abarca muchas áreas, habiéndose optado en el presente informe lo referido al Diseño Geométrico Automatizado de Carreteras. Durante el desarrollo mostramos la Evolución y Estado del Arte del Diseño Geométrico, haciendo el análisis entre software existente e identificando el más adecuado a aplicarse en el país, por último se realiza una aplicac...

  15. Magnetismo ambiental en un paleosuelo desarrollado en la Formación Luján (Luján, provincia de Buenos Aires: Comparación con otras áreas de la provincia; consideraciones paleoclimáticas Environmental magnetism of a paleosoil in the Lujan Formation (Luján, Buenos Aires Province: comparison with other areas in the province and palaeoclimatic considerations

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    M. J. Orgeira

    2002-12-01

    Full Text Available Se efectuó un estudio de magnetismo ambiental en sedimentos postpampeanos, principalmente fluviales, asignados a la Formación Lujan (localidad tipo, Luján, provincia de Buenos Aires, Argentina. La informacion surgida de las muestras recolectadas sugieren un fenómeno de disolución de los minerales ferromagnéticos detríticos durante el proceso edáfico. De la comparación de los resultados magnéticos obtenidos en paleosuelos y suelo holocenos labrados en "sedimentos postpampeanos" eólicos y fluviales (Fm. Luján y La Postrera, surge que existe una señal magnética característica en todos ellos. Asimismo, esta señal es consistente con la obtenida en sedimentos loéssicos pampeanos asignados a la Fm. Buenos Aires. El fenómeno de disolución de minerales ferrimagnéticos detríticos es generalizado en el área chacopampeana. Sin embargo, este proceso puede asociarse a ulterior génesis de una fracción superparamagnética (SP, la que podría indicar una estación con importante deficiencia hídrica durante el evento climático. Por último, también se ha observado la asociación del fenómeno de disolución a la génesis de una fracción mineralógica de alta coercitividad, análogos a los encontrados en paleosuelos formados en loess pampeano .An environmental magnetic study of mainly fluvial "postpampean sediments" assigned to the Lujan Formation (Luján, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina was carried out. The results obtained suggest a depletion of detrital ferromagnetic minerals during the pedogenetic processes. A characteristic magnetic signal can be distinguished in Holocene paleosols and soils of both eolian and fluvial "post-Pampean sediments" (Fm. Luján and Fm. La Postrera. This signal is analogous to that determined in loessic Pampean sediments assigned to the Buenos Aires Formation. It is inferred that the depletion of detrital ferromagnetic minerals is a general process in the Chacopampean area. This process may be associated

  16. LA FISCALIZACIÓN AMBIENTAL EN LA CONSTRUCCIÓN, AMPLIACIÓN, MEJORAMIENTO Y/O MODIFICACIÓN DE INFRAESTRUCTURA VIAL DE NIVEL REGIONAL POR PARTE DEL GOBIERNO REGIONAL DEL CUSCO, EN EL DEPARTAMENTO DE CUSCO, PERÚ, DESDE ENERO 2011 A DICIEMBRE 2014

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    COMPETENCIAS AMBIENTALES UNIDAD ORGANICA PROYECTOS DE INFRAESTRUCTURA VIAL EJECUTADOS, CERTIFICADOS Y FISCALIZADOS AMBIENTALMENTE EQUIPAMIENTO DEL GOBIERNO REGIONAL CUSCO INSTRUMENTOS TECNICOS LEGALES DE FISCALIZACION AMBIENTAL PLAN ANUAL DE EVALUACIÓN Y FISCALIZACION AMBIENTAL EVALUACION Y SUPERVISION AMBIENTAL ATENCION DE DENUNCIAS AMBIENTALES 53 9 SEGUIMIENTO DE RECOMENDACIONES ANTERIORES PERSONAL DE FISCALIZACION AMBIENTAL PRESUPUESTO DE FISCALIZACION AMBIENTAL DERECHO AL AMBIENTE DERECHO...

  17. Air Pollution

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  18. Trace elements in the Prestige fuel-oil spill: Levels and influence on Laxe Ria sediments (NW Iberian Peninsula); Elementos traza en el combustible vertido por el Prestige: Niveles e impacto sobre el sedimento de la Ria de Laxe (noroeste de Espana)

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    Prego, R; Cobelo-Garcia, A; Santos-Echeandia, J [Instituto de Investigaciones Marinas CSIC, Vigo, (Spain); Marmolejo-Rodriguez, J [Centro Interdisciplinario de Ciencias Marinas-Instituto Politecnico Nacional, La Paz, (Mexico)

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    Trace elements have been determined in sediments from the Laxe Ria (NW Iberian Peninsula) one year before and one year after the Prestige fuel-oil spill (November 2002; 42 degrees 11 minutes North, 12 degrees 02 minutes West). The elements analyzed (Cd, Cu, Mo, Ni, Se and V) were chosen because they appeared to represent a potential contaminant from the deposited oil in the sediments. Enrichment factors, based on Al-normalized background concentrations, did not indicate metal contamination in the sediments from most of the ria; however, a severe contamination by Cu, Mo, Ni and V was found in the area of Corme Inlet, where the fuel oil could have accumulated as a result of the ria's hydrodynamic pattern. [Spanish] Se cuantifico la concentracion de 19 elementos quimicos en el combustible pesado derramado al mar desde los tanques del petrolero Prestige (noviembre de 2002; 42 grados 11 minutos Norte, 12 grados 02 minutos Este). Entre ellos, se investigo la presencia de Cd, Cu, Mo, Ni, Se y V en el sedimento superficial de la Ria de Laxe (NO de Espana) en los anos anterior y posterior al vertido debido a que sus niveles son similares tanto en el fuel como en el sedimento. Los factores de enriquecimiento, obtenidos tras normalizacion de las concentraciones con el aluminio, no indican contaminacion del sedimento en la ria. No obstante, se detecto una severa contaminacion por Cu, Mo, Ni y V en la ensenada de Corme donde el vertido podria haberse acumulado como resultado de la hidrodinamica de la propia ria.

  19. Programação em matlab para a análise de tensões em barragens gravidade de concreto com a consideração de sismos e sedimentos

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    Full Text Available Tendo-se em vista a importância sócio-econômica que as barragens possuem no Brasil e os grandes investimentos realizados acerca destas estruturas,o objetivo deste trabalho é contribuir para o estudo destas estruturas, através do desenvolvimento de um programa em linguagem Matlab para a análise de tensões em barragens gravidade de concreto. As rotinas desenvolvidas permitem verificações comuns em projetos de barragens, dentre as quais se destaca a possibilidade de se considerar a ação de sedimentos e sismos, além da possibilidade de variar, em uma mesma análise, parâmetros geométricos e propriedades físicas dos materiais do perfil estudado. A análise dos sismos é abordada segundo doi métodos quais sejam: método Pseudo-Estático (Método de Westergaard e Pseudo-Dinâmico (Método de Chopra. Antes da apresentação das subrotinas desenvolvidas, os principais métodos de análise de tensões, ocasionadas pelas ações sísmicas, são brevemente discutidos e, após, são feitas diversas validações de resultados com o auxílio do programa CADAM 2000, desenvolvido pela Escola Politécnicas de Montreal. Apresentam-se ainda análises adicionais referentes às potencialidades do programa, assim como as principais conclusões.

  20. Influência da adição de nitrato de cálcio e de PhoslockTM no abatimento dos fluxos de nutrientes e metais na interface sedimento-coluna de água em um sistema lacustre eutrofizado

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    Aline Fernandes de Oliveira

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    Este projeto avaliou a capacidade de abatimento dos fluxos de metais e nutrientes na interface sedimento-coluna de água da represa de Ibirité (MG), comparando-se duas diferentes tecnologias de remediação de sistemas lacustres, a adição de PhoslockTM e de nitrato de cálcio. Os experimentos foram realizados in situ, com montagem de mesocosmos na citada represa. Os resultados referentes ao tratamento com injeção de nitrato de cálcio mostraram, em função da oxidação dos sediment...

  1. Composición elemental y contenido de metales en sedimentos marinos de la bahía Mejillones del Sur, Chile: evaluación ambiental de la zona costera Elemental composition and metal contents in the marine sediments of Mejillones del Sur Bay, Chile: an environmental assessment of the coastal zone

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    Jorge Valdés

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Se midió la concentración de carbono total, nitrógeno total, azufre total, materia orgánica, Ni, Cd, Pb, Cu y Zn en sedimentos costeros (10 m de profundidad de columna de agua de ocho sectores de la bahía Mejillones. La composición elemental de los sedimentos sería el resultado de la abundante materia orgánica autóctona presente en este sistema costero. El orden de abundancia de los metales analizados fue: Zn > Cu > Ni > Pb > Cd. La concentración de metales no se explicaría por el contenido de materia orgánica ni la composición granulométrica de los sedimentos costeros. La evaluación del contenido de metales en los sedimentos, mostró que el Ni, Zn y Pb estarían levemente enriquecidos en la actualidad, aún cuando los valores se mantienen dentro de un rango cercano a los niveles preindustriales. El análisis del dendrograma de similitud de los sectores de estudio separó la línea de costa de Mejillones en dos grandes zonas; una asociada a la actividad industrial desarrollada en la bahía, y otra correspondiente al área de desarrollo urbano de Mejillones con características similares a aquellos ambientes libres de actividad antrópica directa.The total carbon, total nitrogen, total sulphur, organic matter, Ni, Cd, Pb, Cu, and Zn concentrations were measured in coastal sediments (10 m water depth at eight stations in Mejillones Bay. The elemental composition of these sediments is a function of the autochthonous organic matter generated in this coastal system. The order of abundance for the metals was: Zn > Cu > Ni > Pb > Cd. The metal content is not explained by the organic matter content or grain size of these coastal sediments. The evaluation of the concentration metals in the sediments showed that Ni, Zn, and Pb are slightly enriched at the present, although with values that are similar to preindustrial concentrations. A cluster analysis of the similarity in the study area separated the Mejillones coast into two main zones

  2. Preservación y abundancia de escamas de peces en sedimentos del margen continental de Chile (21-36° S Fish scale preservation and abundance in sediments from the continental margin off Chile (21-36° S

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    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available Con el objetivo de evaluar la relación entre la preservación de escamas de peces y las variaciones en las condiciones redox en sedimentos del margen continental de Chile, este trabajo presenta recuentos de escamas de peces y concentraciones normalizadas de elementos redox sensibles (Mo/Al, S/Al, Fe/Al en ocho testigos de sedimento recolectados en la zona de minimo oxígeno frente a Chile (Iquique: 20°15' S, bahía de Mejillones: 23° S y Concepción: 36° S. En el norte de Chile (Iquique y Mejillones predominan las escamas de anchoveta (Engraulis ringens y de peces de la familia Myctophidae (media = 90 y 120 escamas 1.000 cm-3, respectivamente mientras que en Chile centro-sur (Concepción son más abundantes las escamas de jurel (Trachurus murphy; media = 140 escamas 1.000 cm-3. La abundancia de escamas de merluza común (Merluccius gayi gayi y de sardina (Sardinops sagax es aproximadamente un orden de magnitud más baja que la de anchoveta o jurel. En general, los valores más altos y los rangos más amplios de variación en las razones Mo/Al, S/Al y Fe/Al se encuentran en Mejillones (Mo/Al ~0,8-12 mg g-1, S/Al 0,2-4,6 g g-1, Fe/Al 0,3-0,7 g g-1 seguidos por Iquique (Mo/Al -0,2-1,8; S/Al 0,2-0,7, Fe/Al 0,5-0,8, mientras que Concepción revela valores más bajos y poco variables (Mo/Al ~0,07, S/Al ~0,15 y Fe/Al ~0,5. La razón Mo/Al, utilizada como indicador de paleo-oxigenación, permite inferir condiciones reductoras relativamente más intensas en los sedimentos de la Bahía de Mejillones e Iquique que en Concepción. En las tres localidades de muestreo se evidencia una asociación estadísticamente significativa entre la abundancia de escamas de anchoveta y el logaritmo de la razón Mo/Al (r²= 0,46; P 1 mg g-1.The relationship between fish scale preservation and variations in the sediment redox conditions on Chile's continental shelf are evaluated herein through fish scale counts and normalized concentrations of redox sensitive elements

  3. Extensión noroccidental de la cuenca paleozoica de Claromecó, provincia de Buenos Aires Northwestern extension of the Claromecó Paleozoic Basin, province of Buenos Aires

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    G.T. Alvarez

    2007-11-01

    Full Text Available El área de estudio se encuentra ubicada en el sector norte y oriental de las Sierras Australes de la provincia de Buenos Aires. Se realizaron 700 observaciones geofísicas de gravedad y magnetismo calculándose las anomalías de esos campos potenciales con el fin de elaborar mapas gravimétricos a escala 1: 200.000 de las hojas Tornquist, Pigüé, Guaminí y Coronel Suárez. Se modelaron las anomalías de Bouguer por medio de prismas de densidad conocida. Para conocer el desarrollo de los sedimentos en profundidad se realizaron dos perfiles gravimétricos según las direcciones E-O y NE-SO. De esa forma, se pudo dimensionar la cuenca paleozoica que tiene 6.000 metros de espesor de sedimentos y una extensión de 5.200 kilómetros cuadrados. Su geometría en el sector oeste de la cuenca de Claromecó es de forma alargada en dirección NO con un ancho aproximado de 48 km y una longitud de 145 km. Se observan anomalías magnéticas con expresiones de poca magnitud, indicando la presencia de sedimentos en profundidad con moderado contenido de minerales magnéticos. La existencia de disparos de sísmica de refracción realizados por YPF y el DYMAS en los alrededores de Carhué indican con precisión los espesores de los sedimentos terciarios y por lo tanto el techo de las formaciones sedimentarias paleozoicas.The study area extends to the north and western of Sierras Australes. It has been surveyed 700 stations for gravimetry and magnetometry and the calculated anomalies were positioned in the Tornquist, Pigüé, Guaminí and Coronel Suárez map sheets. The survey was done at 1: 200,000 scale. Gravimetric sections were made in W-E and SW-NE directions in order to get an estimation of the sediment thickness. Based on these date the extension of the Paleozoic was determined. The thickness reaches up to 6,000 m and 5,200 square kilometers. The Claromecó basin extends to the NW in the western side by 145 km with a width of 48 km. The observed magnetic

  4. Air surveillance

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    Patton, G.W.

    1995-06-01

    This section of the 1994 Hanford Site Environmental Report summarizes the air surveillance and monitoring programs currently in operation at that Hanford Site. Atmospheric releases of pollutants from Hanford to the surrounding region are a potential source of human exposure. For that reason, both radioactive and nonradioactive materials in air are monitored at a number of locations. The influence of Hanford emissions on local radionuclide concentrations was evaluated by comparing concentrations measured at distant locations within the region to concentrations measured at the Site perimeter. This section discusses sample collection, analytical methods, and the results of the Hanford air surveillance program. A complete listing of all analytical results summarized in this section is reported separately by Bisping (1995).

  5. Traffic related deaths in Nuevo Leon, Mexico: causes and associated factors Muertes relacionadas con accidentes viales en Nuevo León, México: causas y factores asociados

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    Carlos Arreola-Rissa

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE: The effects of alcohol on mortality due to motor vehicle accidents was studied. MATERIAL AND METHODS: During the first semester of 2003, a sample of 243 fatality victims of traffic-related accidents and their blood alcohol levels were analyzed in the state of Nuevo Leon, Mexico. The age-adjusted mortality rate for traffic accidents was 8.9/100000 pop. (13.2 for males and 3.21 for females, per 100000. Fatal accidents were more common in the Metropolitan Area (MA. RESULTS: Fatalities were four times greater in males and the mean age was 34.7±18.2 years. Blood alcohol was detected in almost half of the victims who were drivers of the vehicles; the other cases of fatalities may be associated with road/car condition, weather and other factors. CONCLUSIONS: Alcohol intoxication levels were primarily associated with male drivers ages 16 to 45 (p=0.029; levels increased with age. In females, alcohol played a lesser role, affecting mostly ages 31 to 45 y (p=0.055.OBJETIVO:Durante seis meses de 2003 se estudió el efecto del alcohol en 243 víctimas fatales relacionadas con accidentes viales del estado de Nuevo León, México. MATERIAL Y MÉTODOS: Se realizó autopsia en todos los casos y se determinó el nivel de alcohol en sangre. La tasa de mortalidad ajustada por edad para accidentes viales fue 8.9/100000 hab. (13.2 para hombres y 3.21 para mujeres, por 100000. Accidentes fatales fueron comunes en el Área Metropolitana. RESULTADOS: Las fatalidades fueron cuatro veces mayores en hombres y la edad promedio fue de 34.7±18.2 años. Se detectaron niveles de alcohol en sangre en casi la mitad de los conductores que fueron víctimas; los otros casos de fatalidad fueron asociados con las condiciones del camino, el auto, factores meteorológicos, entre otros. CONCLUSIONES: Los niveles de intoxicación alcohólica fueron básicamente con conductores masculinos, de 16-45 años (p=0.029, aumentando con la edad. Entre las mujeres, el alcohol jugó un

  6. Proporção e tamanho de sedimentos e teor de carbono orgânico na enxurrada e no solo para dois cultivos e duas formas de semeadura Sediment size and organic carbon content in runoff and soil under two crops and two seed row directions

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    Fabrício Tondello Barbosa

    2010-10-01

    Full Text Available O tipo de cultura e a orientação de semeadura em relação ao declive do terreno podem modificar a proporção e o tamanho dos sedimentos transportados na enxurrada, além da relação do teor de C orgânico nos sedimentos e no solo erodido. Este trabalho teve o objetivo de determinar a proporção e o tamanho dos sedimentos transportados pela enxurrada sob taxa constante desta e o teor de C orgânico contido nos sedimentos e no solo erodido, sob duas formas de semeadura das culturas de aveia e ervilhaca. Quatro testes de chuva simulada foram aplicados entre março e novembro de 2006, durante o ciclo vegetativo das culturas, com intensidade constante de 64 mm h-1 e 1 h de duração de cada teste, em Lages, SC, num Cambissolo Húmico com declividade média de 11,9 cm m-1. Os tratamentos eram formados pela combinação de duas culturas e duas orientações de semeadura em relação ao declive. As culturas utilizadas foram aveia (Avena strigosa e ervilhaca (Vicia sativa; as formas de semeadura eram: mecanizada em linhas em contorno ao declive e mecanizada em linhas paralelas ao declive (morro abaixo. As amostras de enxurrada para a coleta dos sedimentos foram obtidas sob taxa constante de enxurrada, aos 50 min de duração de cada teste de chuva. A aveia reduziu a quantidade de sedimentos na enxurrada em 46 % em relação à ervilhaca, e a semeadura em contorno, em 56 % em relação à semeadura morro abaixo. A proporção de sedimentos na enxurrada foi diminuída em 63 % entre o início e o final do ciclo das culturas. Na classe de menor tamanho dos sedimentos (The crop type and seed row direction in relation to the land slope can modify the total amount and size of runoff-transported sediment. They may alter the relation between organic carbon levels in the sediments and the eroded soil. The current study aimed to quantify the sediment size and proportion transported at constant runoff rate and the organic carbon level in the sediments and the

  7. Royal Danish Air Force. Air Operations Doctrine

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    This brief examines the development of the first Danish Air Force Air Operations Doctrine, which was officially commissioned in October 1997 and remained in effect until 2010. The development of a Danish air power doctrine was heavily influenced by the work of Colonel John Warden (USAF), both...... through his book ”The Air Campaign” and his subsequent planning of the air campaign against Iraq in 1990-1991. Warden’s ideas came to Denmark and the Danish Air Force by way of Danish Air Force students attending the United States Air Force Air University in Alabama, USA. Back in Denmark, graduates from...... the Air University inspired a small number of passionate airmen, who then wrote the Danish Air Operations Doctrine. The process was supported by the Air Force Tactical Command, which found that the work dovetailed perfectly with the transformation process that the Danish Air Force was in the midst...

  8. Origem e dinâmica da deposição dos sedimentos superficiais na Várzea do Lago Grande de Curuai, Pará, Brasil Source and deposition dynamics of superficial sediments in the "Várzea do Lago Grande de Curuai" floodplain, Pará, Brazil

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    Marcelo Andrade Amorim

    2009-03-01

    Full Text Available Este estudo tem por objetivo caracterizar os sedimentos superficiais de um sistema de Várzea do Rio Amazonas, quanto a sua granulometria e ao seu teor orgânico, assim como compreender a origem e a hidrodinâmica destes sedimentos. 51 amostras de sedimento superficial foram coletadas na Várzea do Lago Grande de Curuai, localizada na margem direita do Rio Amazonas à aproximadamente 850km da foz. A granulometria, o teor em carbono orgânico e nitrogênio total, a razão entre o carbono e o nitrogênio (C/N, assim como o isótopo estável do carbono (δ13C e do nitrogênio (δ15N foram utilisados para este fim. Este estudo colocou em evidência que os sedimentos da várzea são finos, caracterizados principalmente pela presença de silte (médio à fino, seguido de argila e tem como principal fonte o Rio Amazonas e a Formação Alter do Chão. A presença de areia é pequena e extremamente localizada, próxima as áreas de deságue dos igarapés de terra firme que representam sua maior fonte. O teor de matéria orgânica nestes sedimentos varia entre 1,5 à 37% de carbono. Os resultados do isótopo do carbono (13C e da razão C/N evidenciam a presença de matéria orgânica composta por diferentes fontes: material orgânico terrígeno, macrofítico, solos, material orgânico transportado pelo rio, e um componente fitoplanctônico.The main objectives of this study were to characterize superficial sediments of an Amazonian floodplain system, by its size and organic content, and also to understand the local hydrodynamic and sources of these sediments. 51 samples of superficial sediment were collected in the floodplain "Várzea do Lago Grande de Curuai", located on the right bank of the Amazon River, approximately, 850km from the estuary. The granulometry, the organic carbon and total nitrogen contents, the carbon and nitrogen ratio (C/N, as well as the isotope of carbon (δ13C and nitrogen (δ15N were used. This study points out that the sediments

  9. Examen paleobiológico de sedimentos asociados a restos humanos hallados en el sitio arqueológico Alero Mazquiarán, Chubut, Argentina Paleobiological Analysis Of Sediments Associated With Human Remains Found At The Archaeological Site Of Alero Mazquiarán, Chubut Province, Argentina

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    Martín H. Fugassa

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available Se analizaron sedimentos de la cavidad abdominal de un esqueleto perteneciente a un enterratorio múltiple del sitio Alero Mazquiarán, provincia de Chubut, Argentina. El fechado asociado arrojó una antigüedad de 212 ± 35 años. En el estudio macroscópico de dichos sedimentos fueron identificadas fecas de roedor, pupas de dípteros y otros restos de artrópodos. Los fragmentos macroscópicos pertenecientes a artrópodos fueron colectados y examinados bajo lupa. Se procesaron 5 g de sedimento y se realizó flotación en solución sobresaturada de sacarosa para recuperar ácaros. Asimismo, parte del sedimento fue procesado mediante la técnica de Stoll modificada por Fugassa y colaboradores para cuantificar la presencia de ácaros. Se identificaron puparios de Diptera, Familias Calliphoridae y Piophilidae, y de Lepidoptera, Familia Tineidae. También se reconocieron restos de Coleoptera, Familia Dermestidae. Al microscopio óptico se identificaron numerosos inmaduros de ácaros Astigmata, Familia Saproglyphidae, así como individuos adultos de Mesostigmata, Familia Ichthyostomatogasteridae y Oribatida, Familias Oppiidae y Cosmochthoniidae. En las fecas de roedor se hallaron ácaros Heterostigmata, Familia Tarsonemidae e hipopus de Astigmata no determinados. Los resultados permitieron obtener una interpretación del proceso de inhumación y de las condiciones ambientales en que transcurrió. Se sostiene la importancia de la recuperación de los sedimentos asociados a los materiales arqueológicos para los estudios bioculturales.Sediments found in the pelvic girdle of a human skeleton from a multiple burial at the archaeological site of Alero Mazquiarán, Chubut Province, Argentina, were analyzed. Samples were dated to 212 ± 35 years old. Rodent feces, dipteran pupae, and arthropod body parts were identified after macroscopic and stereomicroscopic analyses. A 5 g sub-sample of sediment was treated by floating in over-saturated sucrose solution

  10. Redes y estilos de investigación. Ciencia, tecnología, innovación y sociedad en México y Costa Rica, de Antonio Arellano, Michelle Chauvet y Ronny Viales

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    Janette Alejandra González Hernández

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    Full Text Available En 1879, Julio Verne mostró, de forma fantástica, el potencial de la técnica y la tecnología en la vida cotidiana. Lo hizo a través de la novela La isla misteriosa, en la que cinco náufragos tienen que enfrentarse a las inclemencias del clima y las condiciones inhóspitas de una isla desierta. Uno de ellos, el ingeniero, da orden a su situación, poniendo a disposición de todos sus conocimientos en ciencia aplicada para mejorar aquel ambiente hostil. Verne no alcanzó a ver el impacto que tendría la tecnología en la sociedad. Pero si volviera a la vida, seguro leyendo a Arellano, Chauvet y Viales (2013, se daría cuenta de la complejidad que ha alcanzado su relación.

  11. Shell-vial culture, coupled with real-time PCR, applied to Rickettsia conorii and Rickettsia massiliae-Bar29 detection, improving the diagnosis of the Mediterranean spotted fever.

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    Segura, Ferran; Pons, Immaculada; Sanfeliu, Isabel; Nogueras, María-Mercedes

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    Rickettsia conorii and Rickettsia massiliae-Bar29 are related to Mediterranean spotted fever (MSF). They are intracellular microorganisms. The Shell-vial culture assay (SV) improved Rickettsia culture but it still has some limitations: blood usually contains low amount of microorganisms and the samples that contain the highest amount of them are non-sterile. The objectives of this study were to optimize SV culture conditions and monitoring methods and to establish antibiotic concentrations useful for non-sterile samples. 12 SVs were inoculated with each microorganism, incubated at different temperatures and monitored by classical methods and real-time PCR. R. conorii was detected by all methods at all temperatures since 7th day of incubation. R. massiliae-Bar29 was firstly observed at 28°C. Real-time PCR allowed to detected it 2-7 days earlier (depend on temperature) than classical methods. Antibiotics concentration needed for the isolation of these Rickettsia species from non-sterile samples was determined inoculating SV with R. conorii, R. massiliae-Bar29, biopsy or tick, incubating them with different dilutions of antibiotics and monitoring them weekly. To sum up, if a MSF diagnosis is suspected, SV should be incubated at both 28°C and 32°C for 1-3 weeks and monitored by a sensitive real-time PCR. If the sample is non-sterile the panel of antibiotics tested can be added.

  12. Organic micropollutants on river sediments from Rio de Janeiro State, Southeast Brazil Micro-poluentes orgânicos em sedimentos fluviais no Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Sudeste do Brasil

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    Full Text Available The paper is a contribution for the knowledge upon concentrations and fate of different kinds of organic micropollutants in Tropical River system from a very industrialized region in Brazil. The presented data was obtained during three years of an International Research Project between Brazilian and Dutch institutions. The sediments were sampled at the Paraiba do Sul-Guandu river watershed, the most important watercourse of Rio de Janeiro state, where up 90 % of the population depends on its water for domestic uses. After extraction with non-polar solvents in a hot sohxlet device and clean up using chromatographic columns, three classes of organic micropollutants were analyzed: organochlorine insecticides (OCs, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs and polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs. The organochlorines, including the PCBs were scarcely present in the collected samples probably reflecting the restrictions of use of this class of compounds in the Brazilian market. However, the PAHs levels were high at the vicinity of a huge steelworks located in the city of Volta Redonda. This contamination is probably due to the massive use of coal in the above-cited metallurgical plant.Este artigo pretende contribuir para o conhecimento sobre a concentração e destino de diferentes tipos de micro-poluentes num sistema fluvial tropical de uma região brasileira altamente industrializada. Os dados apresentados foram obtidos ao longo de três anos, como parte de um projeto de pesquisa internacional envolvendo instituições brasileiras e holandesas. As amostras de sedimentos foram obtidas da bacia hidrográfica Paraíba do Sul/Guandu, a mais importante hidrovia no Estado do Rio de Janeiro, onde 90% da população depende dessa água para uso doméstico. Após extração com solventes não-polares num dispositivo sohxlet quente, e limpeza utilizando colunas cromatográficas, foram analisadas três classes de micro-poluentes orgânicos: inseticidas

  13. GSPEL - Air Filtration Laboratory

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    Federal Laboratory Consortium — Evaluation capabilities for air filtration devices The Air Filtration Lab provides testing of air filtration devices to demonstrate and validate new or legacy system...

  14. Air-to-Air Missile Vector Scoring

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    64 4.6. Unscented Kalman Filter Performance in Air-to-Air Missile Scor - ing Application with Continuous Velocity Dynamics Model (Tar- get...Filter Performance in Air-to-Air Missile Scor - ing Application with Continuous Velocity Dynamics Model (Tar- get Aircraft Executing a Vertical Climb...Kalman Filter Performance in Air-to-Air Missile Scor - ing Application with Continuous Velocity Dynamics Model (Tar- get Aircraft Non-maneuvering

  15. Hidráulica do escoamento e transporte de sedimentos em sulcos em solo franco-argilo-arenoso Flow hydraulics and sediment transport in rills of a sandy clay loam soil

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    Full Text Available A erosão em sulcos caracteriza-se pelo escoamento superficial concentrado de uma lâmina d'água com tensão de cisalhamento suficiente para desagregar o solo, que deforma o sulco e altera as características hidráulicas do escoamento responsável pela dinâmica de formação dos sulcos. Os objetivos deste trabalho foram: avaliar as condições hidráulicas do escoamento em sulcos de erosão, que podem fornecer subsídios importantes às relações de erosão, e determinar as taxas de desagregação do solo, a erodibilidade do solo e a tensão crítica de cisalhamento, além de quantificar o transporte de sedimentos em sulcos por meio de expressões baseadas em variáveis hidráulicas. Para tanto, sulcos foram pré-formados em um solo de textura franco-argilo-arenosa, num campo com declive médio de 0,067 m m-1, e submetidos à aplicação de chuva simulada com intensidade de 74 mm h-1, durante 80 min, tendo sido aplicados nos sulcos, nos últimos 20 min, fluxos extras de escoamento superficial de 0, 10, 20, 30, 40 e 50 L min-1. Os resultados mostraram que o regime de escoamento nos sulcos caracterizou-se como sendo de transição subcrítico a turbulento subcrítico. As taxas de desagregação do solo obtidas foram lineares às tensões de cisalhamento desenvolvidas, para uma erodibilidade em sulcos (Kr de 0,0024 kg N-1 s-1 e uma tensão crítica de cisalhamento (tauc de 2,75 Pa. Duas funções baseadas na potência do escoamento foram ajustadas para estimar o transporte de sedimentos nos sulcos de erosão, as quais explicaram 53 % da variação experimental, refletindo não só a dificuldade de ajuste de modelos de estimativa do transporte sólido às lâminas de escoamento pouco espessas que ocorrem nas áreas de cultivo agrícola, mas também a diversidade física e mineralógica das partículas e dos agregados do solo estudado.Rill erosion is characterized by concentrated surface water flow, with enough shear stress and detachment

  16. Propriedades químicas e cristalográficas da caulinita e dos óxidos de ferro em sedimentos do grupo barreiras no município de Aracruz, estado do Espírito Santo

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    V. F. Melo

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    Full Text Available As propriedades químicas e cristalográficas detalhadas da caulinita (Ct e dos óxidos de ferro do solo e dos sedimentos do Grupo Barreiras são pouco conhecidas. Para estudar as características desses minerais em profundidade, coletaram-se 11 amostras (0,7; 1,4; 2,1; 2,8; 3,5; 4,2; 4,9; 5,6; 7,7; 10,5 e 14m nos horizontes Bt, BC e C de um Argissolo Amarelo no município de Aracruz (ES. As frações argila e silte foram estudadas por difração de raios-X (DRX, análise termo-diferencial (ATD e microscopia eletrônica. Os teores totais de Fe e outros microelementos (Cr, Mn, Ni, Pb, Ti e Zn da fração argila foram determinados por espectrometria por emissão por plasma, após digestão da amostra com HF concentrado. Nos extratos resultantes das extrações com oxalato de amônio (OA e ditionito-citrato-bicarbonato (DCB, determinaram-se os teores de Fe, Al, Si, Cr, Mn, Ni, Pb, Ti e Zn. A composição química da Ct das frações argila (amostra desferrificada e silte (amostra natural foi determinada pelo tratamento com NaOH 5molL-1 e pela combinação de aquecimento e extração com NaOH 0,5molL-1 fervente, respectivamente. O teor médio de Fe2O3 da Ct da fração argila (20,7gkg-1 foi superior ao obtido para a fração silte (5,2gkg-1, verificando-se, na menor fração, aumento nos teores de Fe2O3 com a profundidade. Graças ao maior raio iônico, a presença do Fe3+ na estrutura promoveu aumento no espaço interplanar do mineral, sobretudo na direção b. O tamanho das partículas de Ct foi semelhante entre os horizontes amostrados. A Ct apresentou grau semelhante de cristalinidade com a profundidade do solo, com exceção dos horizontes mais superficiais, os quais apresentaram menores valores de índice de cristalinidade, provavelmente por interferências com compostos orgânicos. A redução dos teores de Fe2O3 extraídos pelo DCB e da participação dos teores de FeOA mais FeDCB no Fe total da fração argila com a profundidade foi atribu

  17. R9 Air Districts

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    California Department of Resources — Air ResourcesCalifornia Air Resources BoardThe following datasets are from the California Air Resources Board: * arb_california_airbasins - California Air BasinsThe...

  20. Aquatic macrophytes drive sediment stoichiometry and the suspended particulate organic carbon composition of a tropical coastal lagoon Macrófitas aquáticas determinam a estequiometria do sedimento e a composição do carbono orgânico particulado em suspensão de uma lagoa costeira tropical

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    Cláudio Cardoso Marinho

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    role in the composition of suspended POC, thus representing an important coupling between compartments in this lagoon.OBJETIVO: O objetivo desta pesquisa foi avaliar: (1 a influência das macrófitas aquáticas Typha domingensis Pers., Eleocharis interstincta (Vahl Roem. & Schult. (emergentes e Potamogeton stenostachys K. Schum. (submersa, sobre a estequiometria do sedimento e (2 a contribuição desta comunidade para a composição do carbono orgânico de diferentes compartimentos de uma lagoa costeira tropical, Lagoa de Cabiúnas (Macaé, RJ; MÉTODOS: Perfis de sedimento de 10 cm, fracionados de 2 em 2 cm foram coletados nas regiões litorânea e limnética para análises de nutrientes (C, N e P. Na região litorânea, o sedimento foi coletado em três estações: bancos de T. domingensis, E. interstincta e P. stenostachys. Para avaliação da ciclagem do C na lagoa Cabiúnas foi determinada a assinatura δ13C de diversos compartimentos da lagoa (zoo e fitoplancton, macrófitas aquáticas e material dissolvido e suspenso na água e da restinga (vegetação terrestre; RESULTADOS: As concentrações de C e N na região colonizada por E. interstincta e T. domingensis foram significativamente maiores que na região limnética. Em relação à concentração de fósforo, o sedimento colonizado pela macrófita T. domingensis apresentou valor significativamente maior que a região limnética e a região colonizada por P. stenostachys. Quanto às razões molares, a região litorânea apresentou elevadas razões C:P, principalmente nos bancos colonizados por E. interstincta e P. stenostachys. As razões N:P também foram maiores na região litorânea. As análises isotópicas (δ13C mostraram que o carbono orgânico particulado na coluna d'água tem origem principalmente nos tecidos das macrófitas aquáticas; CONCLUSÕES: As macrófitas aquáticas emersas contribuem de maneira significativa para o enriquecimento de nutrientes do sedimento da lagoa Cabiúnas. O detrito das

  1. Assessing the potential toxicity of marine sediments found in petroleum industry areas: A new approach based on responses of postlarval shrimp; Evaluacion del potencial de toxicidad de sedimentos marinos en areas de la industria petrolera: Un nuevo metodo basado en respuestas de postlarvas de camarones

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    Evangelista, A.J.A.; Nascimento, I.A.; Pereira, S.A.; Lopes, M.B.N.L.; Martins, L.K.P. [Laboratorio de Bio Marinha e Biomonitoramento IBIO-UFBA, Campus Universitario de Ondina, Salvador (Brazil); Fillmann, G [Plymouth Marine Laboratory, West Hoe, PL (United Kingdom)

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    impacted and relatively unperturbed environments, but also to separate the different degrees of impact among areas subjected to petroleum industry activities in the coastal environment. [Spanish] Se evaluo la toxicidad de sedimentos del area del noreste de la Bahia de Todos os Santos, Bahia, Brasil, para evaluar el impacto ambiental inducido por 50 anos de actividad industrial petrolera (Petrobras). Se recolectaron muestras de sedimento durante un ano, con intervalos de tres meses, en cuatro sitios relacionados con areas de extraccion (Ilha das Fontes, estacion 4), transporte (Ilhas de Madre de Deus y Pati, estaciones 2 y 3) y refinacion del petroleo (RELAM, estacion 1). Dos estaciones de referencia (5 y 6) se localizaron fuera del area de influencia del petroleo, al sur de la bahia. Se llevaron a cabo bioensayos estaticos por 96 h, usando postlarvas (PL) de Lytopenaeus vannamei con 7 a 8 dias de desarrollo. El ensayo fue realizado en contenedores con 200 g de sedimento superficial (1 cm de profundidad) y 2 L de agua (agua de mar filtrada, 28 ppm de salinidad, 27 {+-} C y DO bajo saturacion). Se alimentaron 15 PL en los contenedores diariamente con 60 nauplios de Artemia salina. Se monitorearon parametros quimicos. La mortalidad y la ganancia en peso seco fueron tomadas como parametros de validacion (end point). Los datos de mortalidad obtenidos de los sedimentos de las estaciones de Petrobras no mostraron diferencias significativas, en comparacion con las estaciones de referencia; sin embargo, la ganancia en peso seco mostro diferencias significativas entre estaciones. El valor maximo se alcanzo en la estacion 1 (refineria RELAM). Las estaciones 2 y 3 de las areas de transporte de petroleo no mostraron diferencias significativas. Para evaluar la sensibilidad de la prueba del sedimento para detectar contaminacion por la industria petrolera, los datos de toxicidad fueron considerados en terminos de niveles de hidrocarburos analizados en dichos sedimentos en las areas de

  2. Relações de aporte de sedimento e implicação de sua utilização no pagamento por serviço ambiental em bacias hidrográfias Relations of sediment delivery underlying payments for environmental services in catchment areas

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    Henrique Marinho Leite Chaves

    2010-08-01

    Full Text Available Em razão de sua simplicidade, a relação de aporte de sedimento (RAS, dada pela razão entre a produção de sedimento no exutório e a erosão total na bacia, é comumente usada no estudo e na determinação da produção de sedimentos em bacias hidrográficas. Como há uma série de complexidades ligando a produção de sedimentos (Y e a erosão a montante (E na bacia, foram desenvolvidas distintas equações de RAS. Programas de pagamento por serviço ambiental relativos ao abatimento de sedimentação, como o Produtor de Água, frequentemente requerem a estimativa da redução da produção de sedimentos nas bacias hidrográficas, em função de implantação do controle de erosão a montante. Os objetivos do presente trabalho foram calcular a RAS da bacia do ribeirão Pipiripau (DF, usando oito equações existentes na literatura, e estimar a provável redução em Y, em função de uma redução de 50 % da erosão na bacia, bem como avaliar as eventuais dificuldades em sua aplicação. Os valores de RAS obtidos variaram entre 0,12 e 0,52, com média de 0,24 e desvio-padrão de 0,14. Duas das equações apresentaram alta sensibilidade às variáveis, indicando que haveria significativo potencial de propagação de erro se elas fossem usadas. Partindo-se de uma redução de erosão de 50 % na bacia (117.500 t ano-1, a redução no aporte de sedimento usando as RAS das oito equações variou de 14 a 61 mil t ano-1. Essa significativa variação em Y indica considerável incerteza na estimativa de serviços ambientais relativos à redução de aporte de sedimento, em programas de controle de erosão.Because of its simplicity, the sediment delivery ratio (SDR, based on the ratio of the sediment yield (Y and the gross erosion (E in the basin, is widely used to estimate sediment production in watersheds. Since Y and E are complexly linked, several SDR equations were developed. Financial compensation programs resulting from sedimentation

  3. Air Warfare

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    undoubtedly begat the shield; poisonous gases were countered by the mask. Surely men on the surface of the earth will not have to submit to violent air attack...properties, production methods and cost of helium are given in “Balloon and Airship Gases ,” a volume of the Ronald Aeronautic Library. 5 More complete...becomes and more inse - cure. We shall see later that even some of the men who were advancing in the path prescribed by the principle of mass

  4. Medanos relícticos intrapampeanos en Daireaux y Centinela del Mar, Buenos Aires

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    Federico Isla

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    Full Text Available Los sedimentos denominados informalmente "pampeanos" son reconocidos como un paquete de limos y limos arenosos depositados desde el Plioceno superior hasta el Pleistoceno superior, con dos intercalaciones marinas hacia el este, reconocidas fundamentalmente por acumulaciones de valvas marinas: el Interensenadense, y el Belgranense. En el oeste de la provincia de Buenos Aires una extensa área ha sido denominada Mar de arena. En canales próximos a Daireaux y en acantilados marinos de Centinela del Mar, se describieron depósitos arenosos con estratificación diagonal de mesoescala que prueban la presencia de campos de arena por debajo de los depósitos limosos. Las edades del Pleistoceno superior han sido confirmadas por las asociaciones de vertebrados recuperados. En Centinela del Mar, la edad de estos médanos transversales que conformaban una barrera litoral ha sido también confirmada por su vinculación con el máximo nivel del mar alcanzado durante el interglacial Sangamon (Pleistoceno superior, 120.000 años AP.

  5. Las cuencas del extremo noroeste de la provincia deBuenos Aires

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    Daniel Gregori

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    Full Text Available El basamento cristalino de la zona noroeste de laprovincia de Buenos Aires ha sido estudiado con métodos gravimétricos,magnéticos y sísmicos. Como resultado de esta investigación se han determinadolas ubicaciones y espesores sedimentarios de las cuencas de Rosario, Lincoln y Laboulaye.El área se halla cubierta por sedimentos mesozoicos y cenozoicos. Varias deestas cuencas han mostrado que, además de estas rocas, poseen importantesespesores de edad paleozoica y rocas básicas equivalentes a la Formación Serra Geral.Las anomalías de Bouguer positivas, ubicadas en la zona de Carlos Tejedor, secorresponde con un alto de basamento que delimita las cuencas mencionadasanteriormente. De acuerdo a los resultados geofísicos logrados, estas rocaspodrían asimilarse al Cratón del Río de La Plata dada su similitud con rocas deTandil. De acuerdo a las observaciones realizadas, la cuenca de Claromecó seconecta con las cuencas de Laboulaye y Rosario a través del umbral de TrenqueLauquen, una suposición que data de años atrás, finalmente confirmada en estetrabajo.

  6. El empleo de medios informáticos en el proceso de enseñanza-aprendizaje de la asignatura Obras / Viales The teaching training process in the area of construction supported by information computing technology (ICT

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    Cabrera, L.

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    Full Text Available El artículo muestra los resultados de una investigación realizada con el objetivo de perfeccionar el proceso de enseñanza-aprendizaje de la asignatura Obras Viales de la carrera pedagógica de Construcción a través del empleo de los medios informáticos. Se emplearon diferentes métodos de investigación, entre los que se resaltan: la revisión de documentos de la especialidad y de investigaciones nacionales e internacionales, las entrevistas y encuestas dirigidas a estudiantes y profesores y la observación a clases, a partir de los cuales se logró conformar un diagnóstico inicial y la caracterización del desarrollo histórico de la carrera y del proceso de enseñanza-aprendizaje de la asignatura. Se ofrece una estrategia metodológica, compuesta por tres fases: diagnóstico, programación-implementación y evaluación, y los medios informáticos, representados fundamentalmente por un material docente, un material de estudio complementario sobre una temática, una multimedia y objetos de aprendizaje. The paper shows the results of a research carried out with the aim of improving the teaching training process in the area of construction by using information-computing technology (ICT support. The general framework was completed by examining documents from the Ministry of Education as well as research project reports. Interviews and surveys to students and teachers and lesson supervising were used for collecting data, related to the state of art and the main trends in the training of teachers of construction. The findings include a procedural strategy having three phases, diagnosis, planning, implementing and evaluating and its corresponding information technology support.

  7. Determination of S-2-(N,N-diisopropylaminoethyl)- and S-2-(N,N-diethylaminoethyl) methylphosphonothiolate, nerve agent markers, in water samples using strong anion-exchange disk extraction, in vial trimethylsilylation, and gas chromatography-mass spectrometry analysis.

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    Subramaniam, Raja; Åstot, Crister; Juhlin, Lars; Nilsson, Calle; Östin, Anders

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    Since the establishment of the Chemical Weapons Convention in 1997, the development of analytical methods for unambiguous identification of large numbers of chemicals related to chemical warfare agents has attracted increased interest. The analytically challenging, zwitterionic S-2-(N,N-diisopropylaminoethyl) methylphosphonothiolate (EA-2192), a highly toxic degradation marker of the nerve agent VX, has been reported to resist trimethylsilylation or to result in an unacceptably high limit of detection in GC-MS analysis. In the present study, the problem is demonstrated to be associated with the presence of salt, which hinders trimethysilylation. EA-2192 was extracted from aqueous samples by use of a strong anion-exchange disk, derivatized as a trimethylsilyl derivative via in vial solid-phase trimethylsilylation and identified by GC-MS. The limits of detection were 10 ng/mL and 100 ng/mL (in a water sample) for SIM and SCAN mode respectively. The analytical method was found to be repeatable with relative standard deviation VX and Russian VX, namely S-2-(N,N-diethylaminoethyl) methylphosphonothiolate, ethyl methylphosphonic acid, methylphosphonic acid, and isobutyl methylphosphonic acid. For the synthesis of reference compounds, EA-2192 and its analog from degradation of the Russian VX isomer, the present methods were improved by using a polymer-bound base, resulting in >90% purity based on (1)H NMR. Based on the current results and earlier work on alkylphosphonic acids using the same method, we conclude that the method is a viable choice for the simultaneous determination of a wide range of degradation products of nerve agents - zwitterionic, monoacid, diacid, and monothioacid chemicals - with excellent performance.

  8. Efeito do tipo de sedimento na eficiência alimentar, crescimento e sobrevivência de Litopenaeus vannamei (Boone, 1931 = Effect of sediment type on feed efficiency, growth and survival of Litopenaeus vannamei (Boone, 1931

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    Daniele Bezerra dos Santos

    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available Este estudo avaliou o desempenho zootécnico do camarão marinho Litopenaeus vannamei em diferentes tipos de substratos não consolidados. Juvenis (0,97 ± 0,27 g foram aclimatados na densidade de 52 m-2, em 21 caixas de polietileno com biofiltros individuais, emum sistema fechado de filtração contínua, sendo submetidos aos tratamentos: 1 A = 25% silte + 25% argila + 25% areia muito fina + 25% areia fina; 2 B = 50% areia fina + 50% areia muito fina e 3 Controle = sem substrato, em um delineamento experimental completamente casualizado, com três tratamentos e sete repetições cada. Os animais foram alimentados com 12% da biomassa/dia com ração peletizada (35% de proteína bruta, ofertada em bandejas e parceladaem duas ofertas diárias (8 e 16h. O estudo teve duração de 48 dias, sendo avaliados: consumo aparente de ração, eficiência alimentar, taxa de crescimento específico, sobrevivência e ganho de peso. Foram acompanhados diariamente salinidade, pH, amônia e temperatura da água. A análise estatística dos dados se deu por meio dos testes Anova ou Kuskal-Wallis, em função da sua parametricidade. Não foram observadas diferenças significativas com relação aos fatores avaliadosnas diferentes granulometrias de sedimento testadas, indicando que estas não exerceram influência sobre o desempenho zootécnico de L. vannamei juvenil.This study aimed to evaluate the zootechnical performance of Litopenaeus vannamei shrimp at different types of unconsolidated substrate. Juvenile shrimp (0.97 ± 0.27 g were acclimatized, in a stocking density of 52 m-2, to 21 polyethylene boxes (50 L connected individually to biofilters in a closed water exchange system. The animals were submitted to the treatments: 1 A = 25% silt + 25% clay + 25% very fine sand + 25% fine sand; 2 B = 50% fine sand + 50% very fine sand and 3 Control = no sediment, with seven replications each. Photoperiod was set on 12L: 12D. Shrimps were fed twice a day (at08:00 and

  9. Texturas, argilominerales y metales en sedimentos de fondo de arroyos de la franja costera sur del Río de la Plata Textures, clay minerals and heavy metals in river bottom sediments from southern río de la Plata

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    Marcelo Manassero

    2010-08-01

    Full Text Available Se estudiaron sedimentos de fondo extraídos en posiciones distales de los arroyos El Pescado, Cañada Arregui, Buriñigo, Juan Blanco, El Destino, Samborombón y Salado, estos dos últimos ubicados en la región más abierta del estuario del río de la Plata. Para la caracterización granulométrica (tamizado y pipeteo, mineralogía de arcillas (difracción rayos X, contenido de materia orgánica (digestión ácida en caliente, valoración titulométrica y concentración de metales (espectrometría AA, se emplearon métodos estandarizados de laboratorio. La mayoría de los sedimentos fueron clasificados como limos arcillosos y arcillas limosas, sin embargo en el río Salado y los arroyos El Pescado y El Destino los sedimentos de fondo son más arenosos. La composición mineralógica de las arcillas indica que los sedimentos de los arroyos cuentan con una importante proporción de esmectita y caolinita, aunque manteniéndose una predominancia illítica. Significativamente, mayor proporción de caolinita está presente en los ríos Samborombón y Salado, evidenciando una importante influencia estuárica. El hierro y el manganeso son los metales mayoritarios con mayor variabilidad entre cursos. Los humedales costeros y zonas deprimidas de la costa del estuario favorecen la retención de estos dos elementos. Las altas variaciones de los contenidos reflejan diferencias fisicoquímicas en los ambientes depositacionales. El orden de abundancia del resto de los metales analizados es Zn>Pb=Cu>Cr> Ni>Cd, con concentraciones más elevadas en los de la vertiente sur del estuario, manteniendo un comportamiento similar al de los mayoritarios.River bottom sediments from distal positions of El Pescado, Cañada Arregui, Buriñigo, Juan Blanco, El Destino streams, and Samborombón and Salado rivers from the southern coastal area of the río de la Plata estuary were studied. Grain size analysis, clay mineralogy (X ray diffraction, organic matter content (by acid

  10. Seleção de modelos para o traçado de curvas granulométricas de sedimentos em suspensão em rios Selection of models for adjusting particle size distribution curves of suspended sediments in river

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    Jorge E. F. W. Lima

    2007-02-01

    Full Text Available O conhecimento da distribuição granulométrica dos sedimentos em suspensão em cursos d'água é fundamental para a realização de estudos hidrossedimentológicos. As técnicas geralmente utilizadas para a avaliação da distribuição granulométrica de amostras de sedimentos resultam em valores pontuais, dependendo de posterior interpolação para o traçado da curva granulométrica e para a obtenção de diâmetros característicos específicos. A transformação de valores pontuais em funções contínuas pode ser realizada por meio de modelos matemáticos; entretanto, são poucos os estudos desenvolvidos com a finalidade de determinar o melhor modelo para o ajuste de curvas granulométricas. Neste trabalho, objetivou-se a seleção de modelos para o traçado de curvas granulométricas de sedimentos em suspensão em rios; utilizando-se 30 amostras contendo de 8 a 10 pontos medidos, testaram-se 14 diferentes modelos. A comparação entre os modelos foi baseada na diferença da soma do quadrado dos erros entre os valores observados e os ajustados, cujos resultados indicaram que os modelos Haverkamp & Parlange (1986 e Skaggs et al. (2001, ambos com 3 parâmetros de ajuste, são os melhores para o traçado das curvas granulométricas de amostras de sedimentos em suspensão em rios.The knowledge about particle-size distribution of suspended sediments in river is fundamental for some hydro-sedimentological studies. In general, the techniques used to determine the particle-size distribution of a sample results in pointwise values, demanding a subsequent interpolation to fit the complete particle-size distribution curve and to obtain specific characteristic diameters values. The transformation of discrete points into continuous functions can be made by mathematical models. However, few studies have been developed with the purpose of determining the best model for fitting particle-size distribution curves. The objective of this paper was to select

  11. Changes of sub-fossil chironomid assemblages associated with volcanic sediment deposition in an Andean lake (38°S, Chile Cambios en las asociaciones sub-fósiles de quironómidos, producto de la depositación de sedimentos volcánicos en un lago andino (38°S, Chile

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    ALBERTO ARANEDA

    2007-06-01

    Full Text Available Chironomid assemblages and sedimentological parameters (grain size, organic content, mineralogy of a short sediment core from Lake Galletué (38°41' S, 71°17' W were analysed. The sedimentary record includes one volcanic ash (tephra layer, which has a completely different composition than the host sediment in terms of organic content, grain size, and mineralogy. According to the geochronology (210Pb and 137Cs, this ash layer corresponds to the eruption of Llaima Volcano in 1956-1957. The tephra deposition had an impact on chironomid assemblages producing, among other changes, an increase in Parakiefferiella and a decrease in Ablabesmyia, although no noticeable change was detected in the diversity index. When compared with other studies, our results also show an impact in terms of the presence of chironomid head capsules within the tephra. The presence of these head capsules could result from the effects of percolation, since the coarse grain size of the tephra particles provides large interstitial spaces. The recovery in the abundances of some taxa after the tephra input, suggests the lake is probably restoring the conditions prevailing before the tephra fallSe analizan las asociaciones de restos sub-fósiles de quironómidos y los parámetros sedimentológicos de un núcleo sedimentario del lago Galletué (38°41' S, 71°17' O. Es evidente en este núcleo la presencia de un estrato de sedimentos volcánicos (tefra de una composición distinta en el contenido deµmateria orgánica, en el tamaño de partícula y en la mineralogía, respecto de los sedimentos del lago. De acuerdo a la geocronología isotópica (210Pb y 137Cs, los sedimentos de esta tefra podrían corresponder a la erupción del volcán Llaima de 1956-1957. Por otra parte la depositación de esta tefra también provocó un cambio en las asociaciones de quironómidos, siendo evidente el aumento de Parakiefferiella y la disminución de Ablabesmyia dentro del estrato de tefra. Si

  12. Chemical and microbiological characterization of mangrove sediments after a large oil-spill in Guanabara Bay - RJ - Brazil Caracterização química e microbiológica de sedimentos de manguezal após um grande derramamento de óleo na Baia de Guanabara, RJ, Brasil

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    Maria do Carmo Maciel-Souza

    2006-09-01

    Full Text Available Seventeen months after a 1,3 million L oil spill into Guanabara Bay, analyses of mangrove sediments showed that the three sites closest to the spill remain highly polluted (>10 µg-g-1 polyaromatic hydrocarbons. A fourth site was less polluted, from which most hydrocarbon degrading bacteria were isolated.Dezessete meses após um derramamento de 1,3 milhões de litros de óleo na Baía de Guanabara, análises de sedimento do manguezal mostraram que os três pontos de amostragem mais próximos do local do acidente permanecem altamente poluídos (>10 µg-g-1 hidrocarbonetos poliaromáticos. Do quarto ponto de amostragem, o menos poluído, foi isolada a maioria das bactérias degradadoras de hidrocarbonetos.

  13. Lipídios em sedimentos arqueológicos: resultados preliminares do sítio arqueológico Rio do Meio, Ilha de Santa Catarina (SC Lipids in archaeological sediments: preliminary results of the archaeological site Rio do Meio, Santa Catarina Island (SC, Brazil

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    Fabrício Augusto Hansel

    2008-02-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho foi realizado com o objetivo de avaliar a distribuição de lipídios em sedimentos arqueológicos do sítio Rio do Meio, Ilha de Santa Catarina. Nos extratos totais de lipídios, analisados por cromatografia gasosa e espectrometria de massas (CG e CG-EM, predominaram os compostos ácidos e álcoois saturados. Foram detectados pelo menos dois tipos de matéria orgânica: uma antiga e outra comparativamente recente. Na primeira, o extrato total de lipídios foi dominado por ácidos graxos de cadeias curtas ( Ac20:0 e Al20:0. Em contraste, na deposição classificada como recente, foram identificados em maiores teores os ácidos e álcoois de cadeias longas (> Ac20:0 e Al20:0. Neste estudo, foi possível observar a incorporação de material orgânico procedente de fontes de origem vegetal, bacteriana e, possivelmente, animal (gorduras nos sedimentos arqueológicos analisados.In this study the distribution of lipid compounds was evaluated in sediment samples of an archaeological site Rio do Meio, Santa Catarina Island, Brazil. In the total lipid extracts, analyzed by gas chromatography and mass spectrometry (GC and GC-MS, saturated fatty acids and alcohols were predominant. At least two sources of organic matter were detected, an older and a more recent one. In the old deposit, the most abundant lipids were short-chain fatty acids ( Ac20:0 and Al20:0. In contrast, the fresh deposit was dominated by long-chain fatty acids and alcohols (> Ac20:0 and Al20:0. This paper described the incorporation of vegetal, bacterial and possible animal (fat sources into the archaeological sediments analyzed.

  14. EXPORTACIÓN DE SEDIMENTOS DESDE CUENCAS HIDROGRÁFICAS DE LA VERTIENTE ORIENTAL DEL GOLFO DE URABÁ: INFLUENCIAS CLIMÁTICAS Y ANTRÓPICAS SEDIMENT EXPORTS FROM THE EASTERN BASIN IN THE GULF OF URABA: CLIMATIC AND ANTHROPOGENIC INFLUENCES

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    Andrea Arroyave-Rincón

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available En este artículo se analizaron series de tiempo mensuales de precipitación (mm, caudal (m³/s y exportación de sedimentos (kton/día en cuencas de la vertiente oriental del golfo de Urabá. Se analizó la dinámica de la exportación de sedimentos, la relación caudal-exportación y caudal-precipitación. Se infirió el papel de fenómenos atmosféricos estacionales y multianuales (El Niño-Oscilación Sureña, ENOS, y factores antrópicos. Se encontraron variabilidades intra-anuales significativas (ANOVA: pThis article reports on a time-series analysis of monthly precipitation (mm, river discharge (m³/s and sediment export (kton/day in Urabá Gulf. We analyzed the dynamics of sediment exports relative to river discharge, and the dynamics of this latter variable relative to precipitation. We inferred the role of seasonal and multi-annual atmospheric drivers, and anthropogenic factors. We found significant intra-annual variability (ANOVA: p<0.001 consistent with the movement of the Inter-Tropical Convergence Zone. The Pearson correlation between variables showed direct and significant relationships (p<0.001. The ENSO did not influence precipitation. Using aerial-photographs, we analyzed anthropogenic factors in the municipalities of Apartadó (1961-2005 and Chigorodó (1961-2007, finding up to a 90% forest-cover loss. Using double-mass graphs, it was observed an increase in slope steepness (during mid 90’s, consistent with an increase in sediment export rate relative to discharge, thus suggesting that there was a significant effect of human factors, such as deforestation.

  15. Air filtration and indoor air quality

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    Bekö, Gabriel

    2006-01-01

    decent ventilation and air cleaning/air filtration, high indoor air quality cannot be accomplished. The need for effective air filtration has increased with increasing evidence on the hazardous effects of fine particles. Moreover, the air contains gaseous pollutants, removal of which requires various air....... These contradictions should motivate manufacturers and researchers to develop new efficient filtration techniques and/or improve the existing ones. Development of low polluting filtration techniques, which are at the same time easy and inexpensive to maintain is the way forward in the future....

  16. Qualidade da água e do sedimento de fundo de alguns córregos do município de Castelo, Estado do Espírito Santo = Water and bottom sediment quality of some streams of Castelo city, Espírito Santo state

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    Atanásio Alves do Amaral

    2014-05-01

    Full Text Available 2 3 . No município de Castelo existem corpos hídricos em áreas agrossilvipastoris, utilizados para irrigação de lavouras, dessedentação animal e consumo humano. Objetivou-se, com esse estudo, avaliar a qualidade da água e do sedimento de fundo de oito córregos do município de Castelo, com base em variáveis físico-químicas. A temperatura, o oxigênio dissolvido (OD e o pH da água foram medidos por meio de sonda. As amostras de sedimento de fundo foram coletadas com uma pá de ponta chata, com volume de 2,565 dm³ e, depois de secas, foram homogeneizadas e encaminhadas para o laboratório, onde foram determinados o pH, os teores de fósforo, potássio, cálcio, magnésio, alumínio, ferro, cobre, zinco, manganês, boro, sódio, carbono e matéria orgânica, a acidez potencial, a capacidade de troca catiônica, a soma de bases trocáveis e os índices de saturação de bases, de alumínio e de sódio. Verificou-se que o OD está abaixo do limite recomendado pelo CONAMA, na maioria dos pontos amostrados, mas o pH está dentro dos limites recomendados. No sedimento de fundo, os teores de ferro são altos, o que é uma característica dos solos da região. Com exceção do ferro e do manganês, os teores de minerais são baixos ou médios, na maioria dos pontos. A porcentagem de matéria orgânica é menor que 10% do peso seco, caracterizando o sedimento de fundo como mineral, em todos os pontos. O alto teor de areia indica pouca afinidade dos metais pelo sedimento de fundo. Essa condição, associada à acidez do sedimento de fundo, favorece a liberação dos minerais para a coluna de água, constatando-se o risco de contaminação ambiental. = In Castelo city, there are water bodies in agroforestry areas, used for irrigating crops, watering animals and human consumption. This study aimed to evaluate the water and bottom sediment quality of eight streams in Castelo city, based on physico-chemical variables. Temperature, dissolved oxygen

  17. EVALUACION DEL IMPACTO AMBIENTAL EN OBRAS VIALES

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    Wilfredo Martínez D.

    2014-11-01

    Full Text Available El presente artículo es escrito, con el propósito de proporcionar elementos técnicos que contribuyan para orientar a los equipos de trabajo multidisciplinario, en valorar objetivamente los impactos ambientales provocados por la construcción de obras civiles y que suscitan el interés del dominio público y profesionales en la materia. Para ello hemos contado con la experiencia acumulada en instituciones gubernamentales y de índole privado y con nuestra experiencia profesional, en la construcción de obras civiles. El contenido del mismo, toma en cuenta varios criterios de especialistas en la materia y recursos disponibles; con ética y rigurosidad técnica. El objetivo de la evaluación de impactos ambientales, es predecir sobre la marcha y a futuro, estados alternativos de recursos y ambiente; convencidos que el cuido de la naturaleza puede convocar la voluntad de todas las partes y lograr trabajar armoniosamente, por la construcción de un futuro con desarrollo sostenible para nuestra nación y generaciones posteriores; satisfaciendo las necesidades del presente, sin poner en riesgo los recursos del futuro.

  18. Air pollution

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    Air pollution conditions in Iwakuni city were monitored at 9 monitoring stations, and 21 locations where sulfur oxides were measured by the lead peroxide candle method, and 13 locations where particulates concentrations were determined by the deposit cage method. The average SO/sub x/ concentrations in 1973 measured by the lead peroxide candle method ranged from 0.17 mg sulfur trioxide/day/100 sq cm at the Miso Office to 0.58 mg SO/sub 3//day/100 sq cm at Mitsui Sekiyu Shataku. The average SO/sub x/ concentrations measured by the conductivity method ranged from 0.021 ppM at Kazuki Kominkan to 0.037 ppM at the Higashi Fire Department. Only 58% of a total of 264 measurement days gave hourly average concentrations below the environmental standard of 0.04 ppM at the Higashi Fire Deparment. The average airborne particulate concentrations ranged from 0.050 mg/cu m at Totsu Kominkan to 0.056 mg/cu at the Higashi Fire Department. The average nitrogen oxides concentrations measured by the Saltzman method ranged from 0.007 ppM to 0.061 ppM. The average oxidant concentrations at the Iwakuni Municipal Office and Kazuki Kominkan were 0.028 ppM and 0.037 ppM, respectively.

  19. Air Sensor Toolbox

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    Air Sensor Toolbox provides information to citizen scientists, researchers and developers interested in learning more about new lower-cost compact air sensor technologies and tools for measuring air quality.

  20. HEPA air filter (image)

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    ... pet dander and other irritating allergens from the air. Along with other methods to reduce allergens, such ... controlling the amount of allergens circulating in the air. HEPA filters can be found in most air ...

  1. GSPEL - Air Filtration Laboratory

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    Federal Laboratory Consortium — Evaluation capabilities for air filtration devicesThe Air Filtration Lab provides testing of air filtration devices to demonstrate and validate new or legacy system...

  2. Lead (Pb) Air Pollution

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    ... States Environmental Protection Agency Search Search Lead (Pb) Air Pollution Share Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest Contact Us As ... and protect aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems. Lead (Pb) Air Pollution Lead Air Pollution Basics How does lead get ...

  3. AirPEx: Air Pollution Exposure Model

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    Freijer JI; Bloemen HJTh; de Loos S; Marra M; Rombout PJA; Steentjes GM; Veen MP van; LBO

    1997-01-01

    Analysis of inhalatory exposure to air pollution is an important area of investigation when assessing the risks of air pollution for human health. Inhalatory exposure research focuses on the exposure of humans to air pollutants and the entry of these pollutants into the human respiratory tract. The principal grounds for studying the inhalatory exposure of humans to air pollutants are formed by the need for realistic exposure/dose estimates to evaluate the health effects of these pollutants. T...

  4. Association of the blood/air partition coefficient of 1,3-butadiene with blood lipids and albumin.

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    Lin, Yu-Sheng; Smith, Thomas J; Wypij, David; Kelsey, Karl T; Sacks, Frank M

    2002-02-01

    Pulmonary gas uptake is a function of the blood solubility of a vapor, indicated by the blood/air partition coefficient. We hypothesized that blood lipid compositions are associated with the blood/air partition coefficients of lipophilic toxic vapors such as 1,3-butadiene. Our goal was to investigate cross-sectional and longitudinal relationships of blood triglycerides, total cholesterol, and albumin to the blood/air partition coefficient of butadiene. We collected blood samples from 24 subjects at three time points: a fasting baseline and 2 and 4 hr after drinking a standardized high-fat milk shake (107 g fat, 80 g sugar, and 27 g protein). The blood/air partition coefficient was determined using the closed vial-equilibrium technique. Triglycerides and total cholesterol were analyzed by an enzymatic method, and albumin was analyzed with an immunoassay technique. We used multiple linear regression and general linear models to examine the cross-sectional and longitudinal relationship, respectively. The results showed that the blood/air partition coefficient of butadiene was cross-sectionally associated only with triglycerides at baseline, and longitudinally related to baseline triglycerides, total cholesterol, and the change in triglycerides over time. The blood/air partition coefficient of butadiene increased, on average, by approximately 20% and up to 40% for subjects with borderline higher triglyceride levels after ingestion of a standardized milk shake. In addition, a time factor beyond lipids was also significant in predicting the blood/air partition coefficient of butadiene. This may represent the effects of other unmeasured parameters related to time or time of day on the blood/air partition coefficient of butadiene. Because the blood/air partition coefficient is a major determinant of gas uptake, ingestion of a high fat meal before this type of exposure may significantly increase an individual's absorbed dose, possibly increasing the risk of adverse effects.

  5. AirPEx: Air Pollution Exposure Model

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    Freijer JI; Bloemen HJTh; Loos S de; Marra M; Rombout PJA; Steentjes GM; Veen MP van; LBO

    1997-01-01

    Analysis of inhalatory exposure to air pollution is an important area of investigation when assessing the risks of air pollution for human health. Inhalatory exposure research focuses on the exposure of humans to air pollutants and the entry of these pollutants into the human respiratory tract. The

  6. Air Pollution Monitoring | Air Quality Planning & Standards ...

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    The basic mission of the Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards is to preserve and improve the quality of our nation's air. To accomplish this, OAQPS must be able to evaluate the status of the atmosphere as compared to clean air standards and historical information.

  7. La "capacidad vial" del plan regulador chileno, ¿es lo suficientemente buena para dar forma a un entorno edificado sostenible?/ The "road capacity" of the chilean master plan is it good enough for shaping a sustainable built environment?

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    Cárdenas Jirón, Luz Alicia

    2000-03-01

    Full Text Available The "road capacity" of the Chilean Master Plan is a tool developed to measure the capacity of streets in terms of supporting the size of vehicle flow. This tool considers topics such as land use, population density and street width. The purpose of this technique is to incorporate it to the Master Plan, as a town planning instrument, so as to cope with traffic forecasting and congestion. However, the technique does not embrace any sustainability concept, this is due to a disregard of any district ´s social or environmental needs. Therefore a sustainable urban development would doubtfully be reached. It is argued that some other approaches are required for shaping a sustainable built environment in which it is understood that the streets are a public space for people rather than a platform for moving vehicles only. This means, to promote accessibility as well as mobility. In this paper the author reviews borrowed concepts such as "carrying capacity" and "environmental capacity" from bioregionalist and ecological disciplines using a case study in outskirts of Santiago´s metro area./La "capacidad vial" del Plan Regulador chileno es una herramienta desarrollada para medir la capacidad de las calles en términos de apoyar el tamaño del flujo de vehículos. Esta herramienta considera temas como el uso de la tierra, la densidad de población y ancho de la calle. El propósito de esta técnica es su incorporación al Plan Maestro, como un instrumento de planificación de la ciudad, con el fin de hacer frente a la previsión del tráfico y la congestión. Sin embargo, la técnica no incluye ningún concepto de sostenibilidad. Por lo tanto un desarrollo urbano sostenible dudosamente sería alcanzado. Se argumenta que algunos otros enfoques son necesarios para dar forma a un medio ambiente sostenible integrado, en el que se entiende que las calles son un espacio público para las personas en lugar de una plataforma para mover los vehículos solamente

  8. Apoyo a la integración urbana y regional de la zona fronteriza del Eje Vial N° 1 Piura – Guayaquil: una aproximación desde una perspectiva binacional y sostenible

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    Rodolfo Castillo García

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available Support for urban and regional integration of the frontier zone of the Axis Road N° 1 Piura – Guayaquil: an aproach from a binational and sustainable perspectiveThe objective of this paper is to show a concrete experience of territorial management of the frontier zone of the Axis Road N° 1 Piura–Guayaquil formed by Zarumilla Province (Perú and Huaquillas and Arenillas Cantons (Ecuador, from a binational and sustainable perspective, having as regional framework the Region of Tumbes (Perú and El Oro Province (Ecuador. In this study area there are social inequities, such as scarce educational opportunities, insufficient youngsters’ training and health access. Thus, the university education supply is short, which gives way to youngsters’ emigration to Tumbes, Machala and other cities when they want to get a university education. Health services are also insufficient in terms of infrastructure, equipment, human resources, and quality of the services offered, which justifies a territorial management.El objetivo del presente artículo es presentar una experiencia concreta de ordenamiento territorialde la zona fronteriza del Eje Vial N° 1 Piura – Guayaquil, conformada por la provincia de Zarumilla (Perú y los cantones de Huaquillas y Arenillas (Ecuador, desde una perspectiva binacional y sostenible; considerando como marco regional a la región Tumbes (Perú, y a la provincia de El Oro (Ecuador. En esta área de estudio se presentan situaciones de inequidad social como escasas  oportunidades de educación, de formación de jóvenes y de acceso a la salud. Así, la oferta de oportunidades de educación universitaria es restringida, lo que motiva que los jóvenes con aspiraciones de lograr una formación universitaria se trasladen a las ciudades de Tumbes, Machala y otras para satisfacer sus anhelos. Los servicios de salud se ofrecen de manera insuficiente, en términos de infraestructura, equipamiento, recursos humanos y calidad en la

  9. Características texturales y petrofacies de depósitos neógenos, Bancalari, provincia de Buenos Aires Textural and petrofacies characteristics of the Neogene deposits of Bancalari, Buenos Aires Province

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    O.R. Tofalo

    2005-06-01

    Full Text Available Se estudian el sector cuspidal de la Formación Puelches y los sedimentos pampeanos y postpampeanos, especialmente el intervalo designado como preensenadense, a fin de definir sus características texturales y petrofacies y determinar su evolución paleoambiental y paleoclimática. Se utilizaron muestras de cuatro perforaciones realizadas en la localidad bonaerense de Bancalari, las que permitieron diferenciar seis grupos texturales, (I a VI y dos petrofacies (A y B. Los grupos I a III representan subambientes fluviales genéticamente vinculados, incluyendo típicos niveles arenosos de la Formación Puelches (I, gradualmente cubiertos por sedimentos depositados en lagunas (II-III, formadas en planicies de inundación de muy baja pendiente, con buen drenaje y bajo condiciones oxidantes. Los grupos II y III se asignan al preensenadense. Los tres grupos basales presentan petrofacies A (Qt:F:L = 43:49:8, procedente de rocas sedimentarias derivadas de basamento, con suite pesada igneo metamórfica, escasa hornblenda y smectita predominando sobre illita. Los tres grupos cuspidales fueron depositados en distintos ambientes. El IV es loéssico y se asigna a la Formación Ensenada. El V representa depósitos de charcos de agua poco profundos en la planicie de inundación y corresponde al Miembro Río Salado de la Formación Luján, acumulado bajo condiciones climáticas templadas y húmedas. Los sedimentos limo arcillosos que constituyen el grupo VI, representan el avance del mar y se atribuyen a los designados como querandino. Los tres grupos cuspidales presentan petrofacies B (12:56:32, procedente del arco magmático andino, con neto predominio de plagioclasa, contribución de volcaniclastos y vitroclastos, con asociación pesada dominada por hornblenda e illita predominando sobre smectita.Samples obtained from four wells located at Bancalari, Buenos Aires Province, have been analysed in order to define textural parameters, petrofacies

  10. Los depositos de yeso intrasedimentario del arroyo El Siasgo, partidos de Monte y General Paz, provincia de Buenos Aires

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    N. V. Dangavs

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    Full Text Available El arroyo El Siasgo es un afluente del río Salado, situado en la región NE de la provincia de Buenos Aires. En su cuenca inferior, su curso recorta una gran depresión, remanente de una antigua cuenca de deflación colmatada, donde se desarrollaron, desde el Pleistoceno superior, diversos ambientes sedimentarios, principalmente acuáticos. Actualmente, se desarrolla, en esta depresión, un ambiente léntico temporario de 2.750 ha, dividido en dos cuerpos mediante un estrechamiento de la cubeta de 2 km de largo y 0,7 km de ancho. Al norte del estrechamiento se sitúa el cuerpo menor, denominado "La Cañada" y hacia el sur el mayor o "laguna del Siasgo". En los sedimentos clásticos hospedantes de este paleoambiente léntico múltiple aparece una importante acumulación de yeso intrasedimentario en distintos niveles estratigráficos (Formaciones Lobos, Luján y La Postrera I, cristalizado principalmente en tamaño arena, con diversidad de hábitos, texturas, fábricas y estructuras. Los sedimentos hospedantes del yeso son esencialmente fangos, cuya textura original se encuentra modificada por la presencia del mineral epigénico en fangos y limos arenosos e incluso en arenas fangosas. Este depósito yesífero abarca una superficie de 25,6 km², con un espesor medio de 2,15 m en el subambiente "del Siasgo" y de 0,91 m en "La Cañada". El volumen de sedimentos con yeso alcanza a 48 hm³ y la ley mineral mínima es 53,5% en la "laguna del Siasgo", con un total de 53.623.000 de toneladas de yeso impuro, mientras que en "La Cañada, con una ley media de 20,1 %, solamente alcanza a 1.361.000 toneladas de yeso impuro. Cabe señalar, que la baja ley del mineral en "La Cañada" descarta su aprovechamiento como recurso económico, mientras que el yeso presente en el subambiente "del Siasgo" es de alta potencialidad para su explotación, incluso en su valor mínimo. Estos yesos son el producto de la interacción de aguas superficiales y subterr

  11. REACH. Air Conditioning Units.

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    As a part of the REACH (Refrigeration, Electro-Mechanical, Air-Conditioning, Heating) electromechanical cluster, this student manual contains individualized instructional units in the area of air conditioning. The instructional units focus on air conditioning fundamentals, window air conditioning, system and installation, troubleshooting and…

  12. Statistical air quality mapping

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    Kassteele, van de J.

    2006-01-01

    This thesis handles statistical mapping of air quality data. Policy makers require more and more detailed air quality information to take measures to improve air quality. Besides, researchers need detailed air quality information to assess health effects. Accurate and spatially highly resolved maps

  13. Nitrogen sediment fluxes in an upwelling system off central Chile (Concepción Bay and adjacent shelf during the 1997-1998 El Niño Flujos de compuestos nitrogenados desde los sedimentos, en un sistema de surgencia de Chile central (Bahía Concepción y plataforma adyacente durante El Niño 1997-1998

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    Full Text Available Two stations representing coastal and shelf environments (bay of Concepción and adjacent shelf, respectively were sampled in order to assess benthic nitrogen fluxes. During the study period anomalously high oxygen bottom waters conditions were observed, coinciding with the 1997-1998 El Niño event. From both sites, intact sediment cores were collected for incubation experiments to directly estimate total ammonium fluxes. Pore-water chemistry was also assessed to estimate diffusive fluxes of nitrogen compounds (NH4+, NO3- and NO2-. The NH4+ flux from incubation experiments ranged from 0.55 to 2.18 mmol m-2 day-1 in the inner bay and from 1.84 to 2.14 mmol m-2 day-1 on the shelf. NO3- diffusive fluxes to the sediments were observed in the bay in March (-17 x 10-2 mmol m-2 day-1and on the shelf in November (-2.7 x 10-2 mmol m-2 day-1, associated with the lowest NH4+ diffusive fluxes and coincident with a stronger gradient of Eh in the first centimeters of the sediments. Besides, total NH4+ fluxes lower than in normal periods were observed, suggesting the influence of less reducing conditions, consequence in turn of the lower fluxes of particulated organic material and higher dissolved oxygen in the bottom waters. These conditions were probably imposed by the El Niño event. On the other hand, and relative to previous reports, an increase of irrigation coefficients (DI was estimated. Thus, the flux extension of other nitrogen compounds could have acquired relevance in relation to NH4+ fluxes during the study periodSe analizaron los flujos de compuestos nitrogenados desde los sedimentos en dos áreas representativas de condiciones costeras y de plataforma (Bahía Concepción y plataforma adyacente, respectivamente. Durante el período de muestreo las aguas de fondo presentaron un anómalamente alto contenido de oxígeno disuelto, coincidente con el evento El Niño 1997-1998. De ambos sitios, se incubaron testigos de sedimento intactos para

  14. Efeitos das variações sazonais do clima tropical úmido sobre as águas e sedimentos de manguezais do estuário do rio Marapanim, costa nordeste do Estado do Pará Effects of seasonal variations' on the mangroves' waters and sediments of the Marapanim estuary, northeast coast of Para State

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    José Francisco Berrêdo

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Para avaliar o impacto das variações climáticas, de curta duração, sobre os ecossistemas de manguezais amazônicos, foi estudada a costa nordeste do Pará entre as coordenadas: 00º 32' 30" S / 00º 52' 30" S e 47º 28' 45" W / 47º 45' 00" W. Foram amostrados os sedimentos, águas superficiais e intersticiais com medidas de salinidade, potencial hidrogeniônico (pH, potencial de oxi-redução (Eh e determinações mineralógicas por difração de raios X e microscopia eletrônica de varredura. Na água foram determinados o conteúdo de sulfetos dissolvidos, sulfato e cloreto, além da alcalinidade, sílica, ortofosfato, sódio, potássio, cálcio e magnésio, em meses chuvosos e de estiagem, sob marés de sizígia e quadratura. As variações sazonais do cloreto nas águas intersticiais mostram concentrações mais elevadas na estiagem que no período chuvoso, enquanto em superfície são mais elevadas nas marés de quadratura (período chuvoso e de sizígia (período de estiagem. Os sulfetos dissolvidos foram encontrados em quantidades detectáveis somente a partir da profundidade de 10 cm o que indica exposição dos sedimentos aos fluxos advectivos de oxigênio atmosférico. Os teores de ferro dissolvido aumentam entre 0-10 cm e o potencial hidrogeniônico (pH tende à neutralidade. A saturação das águas intersticiais na estiagem é indicada pelos minerais evaporíticos: gipso e halita. As variações pluviométricas são responsáveis por graduais mudanças nos teores de nutrientes e nas propriedades físico-químicas (pH, Eh e salinidade das águas superficiais e intersticiais, no controle do equilíbrio salino das águas costeiras, na salinização e dessalinização dos sedimentos e na distribuição da vegetação de mangue no estuário. A exposição prolongada dos sedimentos na estiagem e as características morfológicas contribuem decisivamente para a oxidação total ou parcial dos sedimentos em superfície, o que modifica

  15. Air movement and perceived air quality

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    Melikov, Arsen Krikor; Kaczmarczyk, J.

    2012-01-01

    The impact of air movement on perceived air quality (PAQ) and sick building syndrome (SBS) symptoms was studied. In total, 124 human subjects participated in four series of experiments performed in climate chambers at different combinations of room air temperature (20, 23, 26 and 28 °C), relative...... and the humidity of the room air. At a low humidity level of 30% an increased velocity could compensate for the decrease in perceived air quality due to an elevated temperature ranging from 20 °C to 26 °C. In a room with 26 °C, increased air movement was also able to compensate for an increase in humidity from 30...

  16. El Plan Brunner para Santiago: potencial de desarrollo de las totalidades, subtotalidades y fragmentos viales en la Comuna de Independencia 2000. / Brunner Plan for Santiago: potential development of totals, subtotals and parts of the roads in the municipality of Independence 2000.

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    Pavez Reyes, María Isabel

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    Full Text Available En el objetivo de: comprender las totalidades, subtotalidades y fragmentos de los espacios públicos viales en el actual territorio de la Comuna de Independencia, de descubrir qué señales emiten ellos hoy para efectos de su proyección a futuro, y de apreciar en el plan propuesto por Karl Brunner para la Comuna de Santiago, su visión de alcance intercomunal, se confronta las proposiciones de nivel estructurante del bloque norte de la ciudad en el "Plano Oficial de Transformación de la Comuna de Santiago", de 1934/39 Karl Brunner, con el Plan Intercomunal de Santiago 1960-94 MOP, y con el Plan Metropolitano de Santiago 1994-24 MINVU. /Is scanned over the total, subtotal and fragments of public space vials in the present territory of the Commune of Independence, to discover what signals they emit today for purposes of future projection. It is observed in Brunner's plan (1934/1939 for the Municipality of Santiago, his vision of metropolitan Santiago, and balancing the highest-ranking proposals, with the Santiago Plan 1960-94 Intercommunal MOP, and with the Santiago Metropolitan Plan 1994-24 MINVU.

  17. Efeito da variabilidade da precipitação pluvial e do uso e manejo do solo sobre o escoamento superficial e o aporte de sedimento de uma bacia hidrográfica do Distrito Federal Effect of rainfall variability and land use on runoff and sediment in the Pipiripau river basin, in the Distrito Federal, Brazil

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    Henrique Marinho Leite Chaves

    2008-02-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo do presente trabalho foi avaliar o efeito da variabilidade da precipitação sobre o escoamento direto e sobre o aporte de sedimento na bacia do rio Pipiripau (A = 235 km², no Distrito Federal. Cinco anos típicos da série de precipitação foram selecionados: o ano mais úmido, o ano mais seco, o ano médio e dois anos que representaram os desvios-padrão da série (médio-seco e médio-úmido. Depois de o modelo ser calibrado com dados diários de chuva e vazão da bacia, simulações foram realizadas para cada evento chuvoso de cada um dos cinco anos selecionados da série, e o escoamento direto e o aporte de sedimento da bacia foram calculados com a MUSLE em três diferentes cenários de uso e manejo do solo: o cenário atual, onde predomina o preparo convencional do solo (PC nas áreas de agricultura da bacia; o passado recente, em que predominava o Cerrado nativo (CER; e o cenário de plantio direto (PD, nas áreas de agricultura da bacia. Apesar de as vazões médias anuais observadas terem apresentado relação linear com os volumes de precipitação pluvial anual, em todos os cenários, o escoamento direto e o aporte de sedimento apresentaram aumento exponencial com o aumento da precipitação pluvial anual, sendo esse mais pronunciado na condição de preparo convencional (PC do que nos outros cenários estudados (CER e PD. O aumento observado pode ser explicado pela não-linearidade do modelo MUSLE ao volume de precipitação e ao volume de escoamento.The objective of this study was to evaluate the effect of the rainfall variability on the runoff and sediment amount in the Pipiripau river basin (A = 235 km², in the Distrito Federal, Brazil. To represent the climatic variability of the historic precipitation series, 5 years were selected: the moistest, the driest, an average, and 2 years representing the standard deviations from the series (half-wet and half-dry. After the calibration of the model with basin rainfall and

  18. Estudio composicional de los sedimentos de la Gruta del Indio, Rincón del Atuel, departamento de San Rafael, Mendoza Compositional study of the sediments from the Gruta del Indio, Rincón del Atuel, county of San Rafael, Mendoza

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    R. Andreis

    2007-11-01

    Full Text Available En los sedimentos que constituyen el relleno de la gruta del Indio, Rincón del Atuel, se reconocieron tres niveles formados por acción fluvial intermitente y cuya distribución horizontal está parcialmente perturbada por la caída de bloques de basalto desde el techo. Los porcentajes y distribución de los componentes orgánicos, constituidos por humus, carbón, fitolitos y colofanita, es muy variable y está regulada por la actividad del hombre y de los animales. Los componentes detríticos son los más abundantes y generalmente superan el 90%, con amplio predominio de los constituyentes livianos. Los litoclastos volcánicos, los vitroclastos y las plagioclasas cálcicas son las variedades más abundantes, acompañadas por escaso cuarzo mono y policristalino, feldespatos potásicos, fragmentos carbonáticos y minerales pesados. De acuerdo a las características de los clastos se puede inferir un aporte sedimentario local, representado por clastos volcánicos provenientes de derrumbes y su mezcla con materiales similares derivados de la erosión de los depósitos subyacentes y otro alóctono fluvial, a los que se suma el aporte piroclástico. El conjunto de sedimentos analizados puede ser incluido en el grupo de las paratufitas. La baja madurez mineralógica de los sedimentos sugiere condiciones climáticas frias y secas. Sin embargo en los niveles superficiales, la presencia de agregados micríticos originados por precipitación in situ de aguas bicarbonatadas, indica condiciones esporádicas de humedad, las que son corroboradas, al igual que las bajas temperaturas, por la presencia de fragmentos quebrados de gutolitas.The infilling of the shelter is composed of three levels, all of them generated during intermittent fluvial action. The horizontal distribution of the infilling is sometimes disrupted by basaltic crumble from the roof of the shelter. The distribution of organic components is quite variable and it is controlled by the human and

  19. Textura, materia orgánica y composición química elemental (C y N de sedimentos marinos superficiales de la zona Puerto Montt a Boca del Guafo (Norpatagonia chilena Grain size, total organic matter, organic carbon, inorganic carbon and organic nitrogen in surface marine sediments from Puerto Montt to Boca del Guafo (Chilean North Patagonia

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    Nelson Silva

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Se determinó la distribución horizontal de la textura, concentración de materia orgánica, carbono orgánico e inorgánico y nitrógeno orgánico, del sedimento en muestras superficiales, recolectadas entre Puerto Montt y Boca del Guafo, durante los cruceros CIMAR 10 Fiordos (2004, CIMAR 11 Fiordos (2005 y CIMAR 12 Fiordos (2006. La distribución superficial de las características químicas permitió identificar dos zonas: una norte, entre Puerto Montt y el grupo de islas Desertores-Apiao-Quehui-Lemuy con concentraciones, que en general fueron altas (MOT > 5%, C-org > 1,6%, C-inorg >0,4% y N-org > 0,2%, y una sur, entre dicho grupo de islas y la Boca del Guafo con concentraciones, en general, bajas (MOT 7,5%, C-org >2,4%, C-inorg >0,4% y N-org >0,2%. La textura de las muestras marinas fue arenosa y limo-arcillosa, siendo la presencia de grava escasa e inferior al 4% en algunas muestras. El sedimento terrígeno del borde de los ríos fue preferentemente arenoso. La procedencia del sedimento (marino versus terrígeno se infirió sobre la base de los valores de la relación C:N. Este resultó ser, mayoritariamente de origen marino, con la excepción de los fiordos continentales en que la componente terrígena fue importante.The horizontal distribution of the organic matter, organic and inorganic carbon, organic nitrogen content, and surface sediment texture was determined between Puerto Montt and Boca del Guafo using samples collected during the cruises CIMAR 10 Fiordos (2004, CIMAR 11 Fiordos (2005 and CIMAR 12 Fiordos (2006. Two zones were identified: the northern zone (from Puerto Montt to the Desertores-Apiao-Quehui-Lemuy island group had mostly high concentrations (TOM >5%; C-org >1.6%; C-inorg >0.4% and N-org > 0.2% the southern zone (from the same island group to Boca del Guafo had mostly low concentrations (TOM 7.5%, C-org > 2.4%, C-inorg > 0.4% and N-org > 0.2%. The texture of the marine sediments was mostly sand and silt + clay

  20. Concentración de metales pesados (Cu, Ni, Zn, Cd, Pb en la biota y sedimentos de una playa artificial, en la bahía San Jorge 23°S, norte de Chile Heavy metals concentration (Cu, Ni, Zn, Cd, Pb, in biota and sediments of an artificial beach, in San Jorge bay 23°S, northern Chile

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    Gabriel Castro

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    Full Text Available Se evaluó el contenido de metales pesados (Cu, Ni, Zn, Cd, Pb en la biota y el sedimento de una playa artificial (Paraíso y una playa natural (El Lenguado, ubicadas en la bahía San Jorge, norte de Chile. Los resultados fueron utilizados para comparar ambos sistemas, el grado de cumplimiento de la normativa ambiental nacional e internacional, y el efecto de la construcción de la playa artificial sobre el nivel de contaminación por metales existentes históricamente en esa zona. En cada playa se ubicaron estaciones equidistantes que abarcaron desde el intermareal hasta el submareal de las cuales fueron extraídos los organismos. Se tomaron muestras de sedimento en cada playa y se determinaron las pendientes con el método de Emery. El análisis granulométrico evidenció el predominio de arena media en playa El Lenguado, y arena media y fina en playa Paraíso. El contenido de materia orgánica fue mayor en El Lenguado. En playa Paraíso se determinaron cinco phylum/superclase agrupados en 19 taxa, mientras que en El Lenguado se encontraron cuatro phylum/superclase agrupados en cc taxa. El contenido de metales en sedimentos y en la mayoría de organismos presentó valores mayores en playa Paraíso. Estos resultados, junto a las normas de calidad chilenas y norteamericanas, sugieren un evidente deterioro en la calidad ambiental de playa Paraíso lo que se demostró por un incremento en las concentraciones de estos metales desde su construcción, los que sobrepasan los límites establecidos por ambas normas.It was evaluated the heavy metal content (Cu, Ni, Zn, Cd, Pb in biota and sediment of an artificial beach (Paraíso and a natural beach (El Lenguado, both located in San Jorge bay, northern Chile. The results were used to compare both systems, the degree of fulfillment of national and international environmental regulations, and the effect of the construction of the artificial beach on the level of metal contamination historically existing in

  1. Palinomorfos de fungos e criptógamas em sedimentos quaternários de duas matas com Araucária, Planalto leste do Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil Palynomorphs of fungi and cryptogams in Quaternary sediments from two Araucaria forests, Eastern Plateau of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

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    Caroline Scherer

    2008-03-01

    Full Text Available Pólen, esporos e demais palinomorfos preservados em sedimentos são material de referência básico em estudos paleoambientais. A presente pesquisa tem como objetivo apresentar a taxonomia de palinomorfos correspondentes a fungos e criptógamas contidos em sedimentos do interior de duas matas com Araucária do Planalto leste do Rio Grande do Sul e, assim, fornecer subsídios para reconstituições paleoambientais na região. A análise envolveu amostras de dois perfis sedimentares holocênicos de São Francisco de Paula (perfil 1, Alpes de São Francisco, 132 cm; perfil 2, Banhado Amarelo, 101 cm, coletados com o Amostrador de Hiller. O processamento químico das amostras seguiu o método padrão, com HCl, HF, KOH, acetólise e montagem das lâminas em gelatina-glicerinada. A análise foi realizada em microscopia óptica. São apresentados palinomorfos de oito fungos, seis algas, cinco briófitos e 19 pteridófitos. A descrição de cada material é acompanhada de ilustrações e, sempre que possível, de dados ecológicos do organismo de origem. A grande quantidade de palinomorfos distintos, bem preservados nos sedimentos, mostra a potencialidade deste material em oferecer informações ambientais relevantes, junto com grãos de pólen, no estudo da gênese e expansão da mata com Araucária.Pollen, spores and other palynomorphs preserved in sediments are basic reference material for palaeoenvironmental studies. The aim of this research is to present the taxonomy of fungal and cryptogamic palynomorphs contained in sediments from two Araucaria forests on the Eastern Plateau of Rio Grande do Sul, thus contributing to palaeoenvironmental reconstitution in the region. The analysis involved samples from two Holocene sedimentary profiles from São Francisco de Paula (profile 1, Alpes de São Francisco, 132 cm; profile 2, Banhado Amarelo, 101 cm, collected with a Hiller Sampler. Chemical processing of the samples followed standard methodology, using

  2. Assessment of the toxicity of sediment and seawater polluted by the Prestige fuel spill using bioassays with clams (Venerupis pullastra, Tappes decussatus and Venerupis rhomboideus) and the microalga Skeletonema costatum; Evaluacion de la toxicidad de sedimento y agua de mar contaminados por el vertido de fuel del Prestige, mediante el uso de bioensayos con las almejas Venerupis pullastra, Tappes decussatus y Venerupis rhomboideus y la microalga Skeletonema costatum

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    Marino-Balsa, J.C.; Perez, P.; Estevez-Blanco, P.; Saco-Alvarez, L.; Fernandez, E.; Beiras, R. [Laboratorio de Ecologia Marina LEM, Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad de Vigo, Galicia (Spain)

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    In this study we present the early monitoring of the pollution caused by the accident of the Prestige tanker off the Galician coast. To evaluate the toxicity of sediment and water exposed to fuel, three kinds of bioassays were carried out using juvenile clams, clam embryos and microalgae. Firstly, the burrowing behavior of Venerupis pullastra and Tappes decussatus in the sediment collected from two beaches of similar characteristics but different pollution conditions, was studied over 24 h. No significant differences were observed between the two sediments. Secondly, embryogenesis success of Venerupis rhomboideus was recorded after incubation in seawater and elutriates obtained from affected areas. In this case, fuel-polluted seawater showed a marked inhibition of embryogenesis, while sediment elutriates showed moderate toxicity. Parallel bioassays with the diatom Skeletonema costatum were carried out using sediment elutriates and filtered seawater from the sampling sites. The response variable measured was the maximum quantum yield of photosynthesis ({phi}{sub p}o) using a Fast Repetition Rate Fluorometer (FRRF). In the first sampling, significant differences were found in the response of S. costatum cultured in the elutriates as compared to the control after 5 h exposure. The results corresponding to the second sampling showed statistically significant lower values of {phi}{sub p}o in the culture incubated in M2 water as compared with the control, indicating that the water-accommodated fraction of fuel at this site was the most toxic. [Spanish] En este estudio presentamos los primeros resultados obtenidos del control de la contaminacion producida por el accidente del petrolero Prestige en la costa de Galicia. Para evaluar la toxicidad del agua y el sedimento expuestos al fuel, se realizaron tres tipos de bioensayos: usando almejas juveniles, embriones de almeja y una microalga. En los primeros, se evaluo el comportamiento de enterramiento de Venerupis pullastra y

  3. Avaliação da retenção de sedimentos pela vegetação ripária pela caracterização morfológica e físico-química do solo Assessment of the retention of sediments by riparian forest by morphological and physico-chemical characterization of soil

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    Carloeme A. de Oliveira

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo do estudo foi avaliar a retenção de sedimentos por meio da caracterização morfológica e físico-química de um Latossolo Vermelho distrófico ao longo de uma transeção de 204 m demarcada no sentido do declive, iniciada no meio da encosta cultivada com algodão em sistema de preparo convencional e finalizada no interior da mata ciliar localizada a jusante da área cultivada em Panamá, GO. Todas as amostras de solo foram coletadas ao longo da transeção em camadas de 0-5, 5-10 e 10-20 cm. Na mata ciliar foram abertas quatro trincheiras para avaliação morfológica dos perfis de solo. A descrição morfológica das duas primeiras trincheiras abertas na entrada da mata indicou a presença de camadas de material não pedogenizado sobre o horizonte A, proveniente de sedimentos carreados da lavoura para a mata ciliar por processos erosivos. A interpretação das avaliações morfológicas dos perfis, associada aos resultados de análises do solo, revela que o cultivo intensivo altera os atributos físicos e químicos, especialmente a agregação e os teores de matéria orgânica e Ca.This study aimed to assess the efficiency of a riparian forest to retain runoff sediments from cropped areas by means of morphological and physico-chemical characterization of a Typic Haplustox Cerrado soil along a 204 m transect. All soil samples were collected from layers of 0-5, 5-10 and 10-20 cm on the cropped areas, ending on a riparian forest. The studied areas were cropped with cotton under conventional tillage system. For the morphological descriptions of soil profiles in the riparian forest, four trenches were opened. The first two descriptions done at the entrance of the forest showed the presence of non-pedogenic material over the A horizon, originated from sediments dragged off the cropped areas to the forest through erosive processes. Morphological assessment of soil profiles associated to soil analysis shows that intensive cropping

  4. Avaliação da concentração de mercúrio em sedimentos e material particulado no rio Acre, estado do Acre, Brasil Mercury concentration assessment in botton sediments and suspended solids from Acre river, in the State of Acre, Brazil

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    Artur Fernando Silva Mascarenhas

    2004-01-01

    Full Text Available A avaliação dos teores de mercúrio em sistemas aquáticos sem influência direta de fontes antropogênicas conhecidas não tem sido conduzida com freqüência na região Amazônica. Visando contribuir para esclarecer a ocorrência de valores elevados de Hg em peixes consumidos pela população de Rio Branco - AC, o Instituto Evandro Chagas - IEC, realizou um estudo para quantificar os teores de Hg em sedimentos de fundo e material particulado no rio Acre e alguns afluentes, além da caracterização físico-química das águas entre as cidades de Brasiléia e Assis Brasil. As amostras de sedimentos foram peneiradas na fração Mercury levels assessment in aquatic systems areas without influences of antropogenic sources have not been well studied in the Amazon region. For the identification of the origin of high values of Hg in fish consumed by population of Rio Branco City - AC, the Evandro Chagas Institute - IEC, studied the mercury levels in sediments, suspended solids and studied also the physical-chemical characterization of waters, in the Acre river and also some in afluents, between Brasiléia and Assis Brasil cities. Bottom sediments samples were sieved to <250 mesh fraction after drying. The suspended solid was obtained by precipitation with Al2SO4. About 250 mg of the material was submitted the acid digestion and the determinations of Hg were made by Could Vapor Atomic Absorption Spectrometry. The physical-chemical parameters pH, electric conductivity, temperature and dissolved total solids, were studied in the field, by potenciometric methods. The Hg levels in bottom sediments range 0,018 and 0,184 mug g-1, mean of 0,054 ± 0,034 mug g-1, while the suspended solids varied between 0,067 and 0,220 mug g-1, average of 0,098 ± 0,037 mug g-1. The waters were slightly acid with pH varying among 5,80 - 6,95 and conductivity electric 151,60 - 1.151,00 muS cm-1. The mercury levels in the analyzed materials was below of standard levels for

  5. Asignación sistemática y paleocomunidades inferidas a partir del estudio fitolítico de sedimentos cuaternarios de Entre Ríos, Argentina Systematic assignation and paleocommunities inferred by a phytolite study of quaternary sediments from Entre Ríos, Argentina

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    Georgina Erra

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available El análisis de los fitolitos es una de las disciplinas paleobotánicas utilizadas para la reconstrucción de ecosistemas pasados ya que proporcionan un registro preciso de una parte de la vegetación, en áreas concretas y en un momento determinado. Teniendo en cuenta la importancia de estos análisis se estudió la composición y variabilidad fitolítica de los sedimentos loéssicos cuaternarios de la Formación Tezanos Pinto en el sudoeste de la provincia de Entre Ríos. Los datos de base obtenidos permitieron caracterizar la paleocomunidad existente al momento de depositación de los sedimentos loéssicos. Las formas encontradas corresponden tanto a microfitolitos como a macrofitolitos, siendo del tipo bilobados y polilobados (asignables a gramíneas de la subfamilia Panicoideae, tipo saddle (subfamilia Chloridoideae y tipo cónico o rondel (subfamilia Pooideae. También fueron hallados fitolitos provenientes de pelos, aguijones y ganchos, de células buliformes y de células largas (todos tipos celulares de origen epidérmico de gramíneas sin capacidad diagnóstica para diferenciar subfamilias, y otros producidos por taxones no graminoides (esféricos equinados provenientes de la familia Arecaceae.Phytolith analysis is one of the paleobotanic disciplines used for the reconstruction of past ecosystems, because they provide a precise record of part of the vegetation for a specific time and place. In this context, the composition and variability of phytoliths in Quaternary loessic sediments from the Tezanos Pinto Formation in southwestern Entre Ríos province was studied. The data obtained allowed characterizing the paleocommunity that existed at the time when the loessic sediments were deposited. The found forms correspond to microphytoliths and to macrophytoliths, being of the bilobate and polylobate type (described for Poaceae subfamily Panicoideae, saddle type (subfamily Chloridoideae and conical or rondel type (subfamily Pooideae. Also

  6. Connectable solar air collectors

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    Oestergaard Jensen, S.; Bosanac, M.

    2002-02-01

    The project has proved that it is possible to manufacture solar air collector panels, which in an easy way can be connected into large collector arrays with integrated ducting without loss of efficiency. The developed connectable solar air collectors are based on the use of matrix absorbers in the form of perforated metal sheets. Three interconnected solar air collectors of the above type - each with an transparent area of approx. 3 m{sup 2} - was tested and compared with parallel tests on two single solar air collectors also with a transparent area of approx. 3 m{sup 2} One of the single solar air collectors has an identical absorber as the connectable solar air collectors while the absorber of the other single solar air collector was a fibre cloth. The efficiency of the three solar air collectors proved to be almost identical in the investigated range of mass flow rates and temperature differences. The solar air collectors further proved to be very efficient - as efficient as the second most efficient solar air collectors tested in the IEA task 19 project Solar Air Systems. Some problems remain although to be solved: the pressure drop across especially the connectable solar air collectors is too high - mainly across the inlets of the solar air collectors. It should, however, be possible to considerably reduce the pressure losses with a more aerodynamic design of the inlet and outlet of the solar air collectors; The connectable solar air collectors are easy connectable but the air tightness of the connections in the present form is not good enough. As leakage leads to lower efficiencies focus should be put on making the connections more air tight without loosing the easiness in connecting the solar air collectors. As a spin off of the project a simple and easy way to determine the efficiency of solar, air collectors for pre-heating of fresh air has been validated. The simple method of determining the efficiency has with success been compared with an advance method

  7. Modified Perfluorocarbon Tracer Method for Measuring Effective Multizone Air Exchange Rates

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    Masashi Gamo

    2010-08-01

    Full Text Available A modified procedure was developed for the measurement of the effective air exchange rate, which represents the relationship between the pollutants emitted from indoor sources and the residents’ level of exposure, by placing the dosers of tracer gas at locations that resemble indoor emission sources. To measure the 24-h-average effective air exchange rates in future surveys based on this procedure, a low-cost, easy-to-use perfluorocarbon tracer (PFT doser with a stable dosing rate was developed by using double glass vials, a needle, a polyethylene-sintered filter, and a diffusion tube. Carbon molecular sieve cartridges and carbon disulfide (CS2 were used for passive sampling and extraction of the tracer gas, respectively. Recovery efficiencies, sampling rates, and lower detection limits for 24-h sampling of hexafluorobenzene, octafluorotoluene, and perfluoroallylbenzene were 40% ± 3%, 72% ± 5%, and 84% ± 6%; 10.5 ± 1.1, 14.4 ± 1.4, and 12.2 ± 0.49 mL min−1; and 0.20, 0.17, and 0.26 μg m–3, respectively.

  8. AirCompare

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    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency — AirCompare contains air quality information that allows a user to compare conditions in different localities over time and compare conditions in the same location...

  9. Allegheny County Air Quality

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    Allegheny County / City of Pittsburgh / Western PA Regional Data Center — Air quality data from Allegheny County Health Department monitors throughout the county. Air quality monitored data must be verified by qualified individuals before...

  10. Air Quality Facilities

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    Iowa State University GIS Support and Research Facility — Facilities with operating permits for Title V of the Federal Clean Air Act, as well as facilities required to submit an air emissions inventory, and other facilities...

  11. Indoor Air Pollution

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    We usually think of air pollution as being outdoors, but the air in your house or office could also be polluted. Sources of indoor pollution include Mold and pollen Tobacco smoke Household products ...

  12. Air Quality System (AQS)

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    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency — The Air Quality System (AQS) database contains measurements of air pollutant concentrations from throughout the United States and its territories. The measurements...

  13. Air Power and Warfare

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    Memorial, 1963. (T) 767.8 A3 ser .3, V.4) Air war against Germany and Italy, 1939-1943. Canberra: Australian War Memorial, 1954. (D 767.8 A3 Ser .3, V.3...et al. Air poder indivisible Air University Ouarterly Review 2:5-18, Fall 1950. Spaatz, Crrl. Air-power odds against us. Readers Digest 58:11-14, June

  14. Indoor air quality

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    Jensen, Trine Susanne; Recevska, Ieva

     The objective of the 35th specific agreement is to provide support to the EEA activities in Environment and Health (E&H) on the topic of indoor air quality. The specific objectives have been to provide an overview of indoor air related projects in EU and indoor air related policies as well...... as idenfiying "good practices" to reduce health impact of indoor air exposure and suggest areas for future improvements....

  15. We Pollute the Air

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    2002-01-01

    1.Clean air is important to good health.If the aircontains impurities,they may be absorbed by ourbodies and make us ill.We need clean air,butunfortunately,air pollution is generally present,especially in cities. 2.Our cities have many factories,which we need tomake food products,clothing and many other things.

  16. Air Pollution Training Programs.

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    This catalog lists the universities, both supported and not supported by the Division of Air Pollution, which offer graduate programs in the field of air pollution. The catalog briefly describes the programs and their entrance requirements, the requirements, qualifications and terms of special fellowships offered by the Division of Air Pollution.…

  17. Intestinal parasite analysis in organic sediments collected from a 16th-century Belgian archeological site Análise de parasitos intestinais em sedimentos orgânicos coletados de sítio arqueológico belga do século XVI

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    Alexandre Fernandes

    2005-02-01

    Full Text Available Parasite eggs found in organic remains collected from medieval structures in Raversijde (medieval name: Walraversijde, a village on the northern coast of Belgium, are discussed. The eggs were identified as Ascaris lumbricoides and Trichuris trichiura, both human parasites. Species identification allowed elucidating the origin of the organic sediments and the structures, in this case latrines used by humans. Capillaria sp. and free-living nematode larvae were also found in the latrine. Although neither parasite burden nor prevalence rates could be measured, the abundance of human intestinal parasite eggs indicated a high infection rate in the village residents, reflecting very poor sanitation.Este artigo discute os achados de ovos de parasitos em vestígios orgânicos de estruturas medievais do século XVI, escavados no solo, encontrados em Walraversijde, vilarejo atualmente denominado Raversijde, litoral norte da Bélgica. Nestas estruturas encontraram-se numerosos ovos de Ascaris lumbricoides e Trichuris trichiura, ambos parasitos humanos. Neste trabalho, o diagnóstico dos parasitos serviu para identificar a origem humana do sedimento e as estruturas medievais como latrinas. Encontraram-se outros ovos de parasito identificado como Capillaria sp. e larvas de nematódeos. Embora não tenha sido possível calcular cargas parasitárias, a quantidade de ovos de helmintos intestinais, parasitos de humanos, sugere condições precárias de higiene e altos níveis de infecção.

  18. Sedimentos laminados de la Bahía Mejillones como registro de cambios temporales en la productividad fitoplanctónica de los últimos ~ 200 años Temporal changes in phytoplankton productivity over the last ~ 200 years recorded from Mejillones Bay laminated sediments

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    MAGALY CANIUPÁN

    2009-03-01

    Full Text Available Con el objetivo de reconstruir los cambios temporales de la productividad fitoplanctónica durante el pasado reciente, se han analizado los contenidos de carbono orgánico total, ópalo biogénico, "chlorins" y alquenonas en un testigo de sedimentos laminados recuperado de la Bahía Mejillones. Adicionalmente, los parámetros físicos medidos (contenido de agua, densidad seca, susceptibilidad magnética, rayos-X y escala de grises contribuyeron a la caracterización de los sedimentos. El testigo recuperado con un sacatestigo de caja (Testigo 3; 23°03' S, 70°27' W; 80 m de profundidad de la columna de agua registró una tasa de sedimentación de 0,18 cm año-1 (basada en mediciones de 210Pb. La extrapolación de esta tasa de sedimentación a la base del testigo da cuenta de una edad de ~223 años. Los sedimentos se caracterizaron por presentar una sucesión de láminas claras y oscuras de grosor milimétrico, que se diferencian tanto en sus propiedades físicas como en la composición. Así las láminas oscuras, de mayor densidad y menor contenido de agua, representarían períodos de mayor productividad fitoplanctónica mientras que las láminas claras, de menor densidad y mayor contenido de agua, reflejarían períodos de menor productividad, concordando con estudios previos. La buena preservación de las láminas, lajiusencia de estructuras asociadas a procesos de bioperturbación, y los altos valores del δ15N sedimentario ( = 11,37 %¿ sugieren que los niveles de oxígeno en el agua de fondo de la bahía han permanecido bajos durante el período de dos siglos de depositación de los sedimentos reportados aquí. Nuestro registro se divide en dos grandes intervalos de productividad: un intervalo de menor productividad fitoplanctónica, antes de AD 1820, asociado a condiciones relativamente más cálidas en al área de surgencia, y otro de mayor productividad y altamente variable, a partir de AD 1877, relacionado con condiciones relativamente

  19. Mineralogical and geochemical influences on sediment color of Amazon wetlands analyzed by visible spectrophotometry Influências mineralógicas e geoquímicas na cor dos sedimentos das zonas úmidas da Amazônia analisada através da espectrofotometria no visível

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    José Tasso Felix Guimarães

    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available Based on sedimentological and geochemical data, this work relates spectrophotometric measurements with sediment composition and its application in palaeoecological studies of Amazon wetlands. The CIELAB values are directly related to mineralogical and chemical composition, mostly involving quartz, iron oxyhydroxides and sulfides (e.g. pyrite, and total organic carbon. Total organic carbon contents between 0.4-1%, 1-2%, 3-5% and 15-40% were related to L* (lightness data of 27, 26-15, 7-10 and 7 or less, respectively. The CIELAB values of a deposit in Marabá, Pará, were proportional to variations in quartz and total organic carbon contents, but changes in zones of similar color, mainly in the +a* (red and +b* (yellow values of deposits in Calçoene, Amapá and Soure, Pará, indicate a close relationship between total organic carbon content and iron oxyhydroxides and sulfides. Furthermore, the Q7/4 diagram (ratio between the % re?ectance value at 700 nm to that at 400 nm, coupled with L* indicated iron-rich sediments in the bioturbated mud facies of the Amapá deposit, bioturbated mud and bioturbated sand facies of Soure deposit, and cross-laminated sand and massive sand facies of the Marabá core. Also, organic-rich sediments were found in the bioturbated mud facies of the Amapá deposit, lenticular heterolithic and bioturbated mud facies of the Soure deposit, and laminated mud and peat facies of the Marabá deposit. At the Marabá site, the data suggest an autochthonous influence with peat formation. The coastal wetland sites at Marajó and Amapá represent the development of a typical tidal flat setting with sulfide and iron oxyhydroxides formation during alternated flooding and drying.Com base em dados sedimentológicos e geoquímicos, este trabalho relaciona medições espectrofotométricas com a composição do sedimento, e sua aplicação em estudos paleoecológicos das áreas alagáveis da Amazônia. Os dados CIELAB estão diretamente

  20. Aquatic invertebrate's distribution in a freshwater coastal lagoon of southern Brazil in relation to water and sediment characteristics Distribuição de invertebrados aquáticos em uma lagoa costeira de água doce ao sul do Brasil em relação às características de água e sedimento

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    Leonardo Kleba Lisboa

    2011-06-01

    objetivo deste estudo foi avaliar a influência das características da água e sedimento na abundância, diversidade e riqueza da comunidade de invertebrados bentônicos na lagoa do Peri, uma lagoa costeira de água doce localizada em Santa Catarina. MÉTODOS: Foram realizadas 60 coletas para análise de invertebrados, e 45 para sedimento entre abril, maio e junho de 2009, em 5 diferentes pontos da lagoa com draga Eckman-Birge. Variáveis físicas e químicas da água também foram medidas. A influência dos fatores ambientais na comunidade foi medida através de uma Análise de Correspondência Canônica (CCA, e foram feitas regressões lineares para as principais correlações; RESULTADOS: Um total de 5,535 espécimes foram coletados, identificados em 18 táxons. Tanaidacea foi o mais abundante representando 54% da abundância relativa, seguido de Diptera (23% e Ostracoda (17%. A família mais rica em gêneros foi Chironomidae (6 táxons. Os resultados da CCA revelaram correlação positiva entre Chaoborus e Stenocypris com a profundidade local, e negativa entre Odonata, Gastropoda, Cytheridella e Coleoptera com grãos finos, assim como entre Tanaidacea, Lopescladius, Annelida e Nematoda com a quantidade de matéria orgânica (MO no sedimento e profundidade local. Regressões lineares demonstraram uma relação inversa de Tanaidacea em resposta a MO (y = 0.6 - 0.62.MO e areia grossa (y = 0.6 - 0.6.are assim como de Lopescladius em relação a MO (y = 0.37 - 0.41.MO e areia grossa (y = 0.37 - 0.46.are. O fato da lagoa do Peri não ter influência do mar e ter Tanaidacea como táxon mais abundante, um grupo não esperado em ambientes de água doce, lhe confere destaque entre demais lagoas costeiras do Brasil. Através deste estudo concluímos que as características de sedimento e profundidade local foram mais importantes que variáveis da água na determinação da estrutura da comunidade de invertebradoss bentônicos na lagoa do Peri, que variou de acordo com caracter

  1. Manual for THOR-AirPAS - air pollution assessment system

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    Jensen, Steen Solvang; Ketzel, Matthias; Brandt, Jørgen

    The report provides an outline of the THOR-AirPAS - air pollution assessment system and a brief manual for getting started with the air quality models and input data included in THOR-AirPAS.......The report provides an outline of the THOR-AirPAS - air pollution assessment system and a brief manual for getting started with the air quality models and input data included in THOR-AirPAS....

  2. 复方丹参注射液联合脑蛋白水解物治疗新生儿缺氧缺血性脑病%Clinical Observation on Compound Danshen and Cerebrolysin Vial Combination Therapy in Treating Cases of Neonatal Hypoxic Ischemie Encephalopathy

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    杨秀峰

    2008-01-01

    目的 探讨复方丹参与脑蛋白水解物联合应用治疗新生儿缺氧缺血性脑病(HIE)的疗效.方法 将90例新生儿缺氧缺血性脑病患儿随机分为两组,对照组45例采用常规三项支持疗法和对症治疗,治疗组45例在对照组的治疗基础上加用复方丹参注射液与脑蛋白水解物注射液联合应用.结果 治疗组总有效率为95.56%;对照组为77.78%,两组比较有显著性差异(P<0.05).结论 复方丹参注射液与脑蛋白水解物注射液联合应用治疗HIE疗效显著.%Objective To evaluate the clinical efficacy of compound Danshen and Cerebrolysin Vial combination therapy in treating cases of neonatal hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy(HIE).Methods 90 cases of neonatal HIE hospitalized form May 2005 to September 2006 were randomly separated into an experiment group and a control group.On the basis of conventional trigeminal supporting treatment,the experiment group was treated with additional compound Danshen and Cerebrolysin Vial combination therapy.At the end of therapeutic courses,overall effective rate was evaluated.Results The overall effective rate of the experiment group was 95.56%,comparing with a 77.78% overall effective rate in the control group.The overall effective rate of the experiment group was significantly different from the control group (P<0.05).Conclusions Compound Danshen and Cerebrolysin Vial combination therapy was significantly effective in treating neonatal hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy.This therapy is recommendable in daily clinical treatment of HIE.

  3. Air Conditioning Does Reduce Air Pollution Indoors

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    Healy, Bud

    1970-01-01

    Report of the winter meeting of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers. Subjects covered are--(1) title subject, (2) predictions for the human habitat in 1994, (3) fans, and (4) fire safety in buildings. (JW)

  4. Équidos y Gonfoterios del Pleistoceno tardío de San Pedro, provincia de Buenos Aires, Argentina

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    Prado, J. L.

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Mammal fossil remains from San Pedro (Buenos Aires Province, Argentina are very poorly known. In this paper, best preserved specimens of Equidae and Gomphotheriidae are described. They come from “Campo Spósito” quarry near San Pedro city. The quarry was referred to Lujanian Age, Biozone of Equus (Amerhippus neogeus. We conducted a comparative study with other South American horse and gomphothere remains, mainly from Argentina and Brazil, allow their identification as Equus (Amerhippus neogeus, Hippidion principale and Stegomastodon cf. S. platensis. Two absolute dates were obtained by the method of OSL: 37626±4198 y 41554±3756 years BP. Based on this data and correlation with other localities we referred this bed to oxygen isotopic stage 3.

    Los mamíferos fósiles de la localidad de San Pedro (provincia de Buenos Aires, Argentina son escasamente conocidos. En este artículo se describen ejemplares mejor conservados de Equidae y Gomphotheriidae. Estos restos provienen del yacimiento “Campo Spósito”, ubicado en las proximidades de la ciudad de San Pedro. Los sedimentos portadores son referibles al Piso/Edad Lujanense, Biozona de Equus (Amerhippus neogeus. Se realizó un estudio comparativo con caballos y gonfoterios de Argentina y Brasil para identificar los siguientes taxa: Hippidion principale, Equus (Amerhippus neogeus y Stegomastodon cf. S. platensis. Se obtuvieron dos dataciones por Luminiscencia Ópticamente Estimulada para la secuencias estratigráfica de: 37626±4198 y 41554±3756 años AP, respectivamente. Estos datos sitúan el yacimiento en el Pleistoceno Superior (estadio 3 del oxígeno isotópico.

  5. Air filtration in HVAC systems

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    Ginestet, Alain; Tronville, Paolo; Hyttinen, Marko

    2010-01-01

    Air filtration Guidebook will help the designer and user to understand the background and criteria for air filtration, how to select air filters and avoid problems associated with hygienic and other conditions at operation of air filters. The selection of air filters is based on external conditions such as levels of existing pollutants, indoor air quality and energy efficiency requirements.

  6. Evolución geológica-geomorfológica de la cuenca del río Areco, NE de la provincia de Buenos Aires

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    Enrique Fucks

    2011-03-01

    Full Text Available La cuenca del río Areco integra la red de drenaje de la Pampa Ondulada, NE de la provincia de Buenos Aires. Los procesos geomórficos marinos, fluvio-lacustres y eólicos actuaron sobre los sedimentos loéssicos y loessoides de la Formación Pampeano (Pleistoceno dejando, con diferentes grados de desarrollo, el registro sedimentario del Pleistoceno tardío y Holoceno a lo largo de toda la cuenca. En estos depósitos se han reconocido, al menos, dos episodios pedogenéticos. Edades 14C sobre MO de estos paleosuelos arrojaron valores de 7.000 ± 240 y 1.940 ± 80 años AP en San Antonio de Areco y 2.320 ± 90 y 2.000 ± 90 años AP en Puente Castex, para dos importantes estabilizaciones del paisaje, separadas en esta última localidad por un breve episodio de sedimentación. La cuenca inferior en la cañada Honda, fue ocupada por la ingresión durante MIS 1 (Formación Campana, dejando un amplio paleoestuario limitado por acantilados. El retroceso de la línea de costa y la conti-nentalización del ambiente permitió la formación de un suelo datado en 3.070 ± 90 años 14C AP cubierto por sedimentos aluviales. Los sedimentos litorales son en general de baja energía, asociados a tres litofacies diferentes, cuyas edades fluctúan entre los 4.270 ± 70 años 14C AP en esta cuenca y 6.000 ± 80 14C años AP, 6.370 ± 90 años 14C AP, 3.640 ± 70 años 14C AP, 5.630 ± 100 años 14C AP y 5.420 ± 110 años 14C AP, en cuencas aledañas. La ingresión durante MIS 5e también entró por el río Areco evidenciando ya la existencia de esta depresión. El límite externo de esta cuenca lo constituye el delta del Paraná cuya progradación ha dejado expuesto morfologías y depósitos de ambientes fluviales, observándose que el contacto entre ambas unidades morfológicas (delta y paleoestuario está determinado por los cursos de agua, que con cambio bruscos de dirección, acompañan el sentido de avance del complejo deltaico.

  7. Diseño y estudio empírico del método METRAS de Secuenciación de Eventos en el Marco del Formulario de Registro de Accidentes de Tráfico y de la Investigación en Seguridad Vial

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    Tormo, María Teresa

    2015-01-01

    Esta tesis se ha centrado en el contexto del estudio, valoración, mejora, optimización y modernización de los sistemas de información policial de accidentes de tráfico y de su utilidad en el ámbito de la investigación científica en seguridad vial desde la perspectiva estadística. El trabajo se ha concentrado en el diseño y validación de un nuevo protocolo de registro estructurado genérico de la secuencia del accidente desde el marco del formulario estadístico policial de accidentes de tráfico...

  8. 走近Air

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    2007-01-01

    @@ 大家对air这个单词并不陌生,它通常用作名词,表示"空气".例如: 1.Better let in fresh air. 最好让新鲜空气进来. 2.The air smells of paint. 空气里散发着油漆味. 3.The air was heavy with perfume of the flowers. 空气里弥漫着花朵的芳香.

  9. Contact air abrasion.

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    Porth, R

    1999-05-01

    The advantages of contact air abrasion techniques are readily apparent. The first, of course, is the greatly increased ease of use. Working with contact also tends to speed the learning curve by giving the process a more natural dental feel. In addition, as one becomes familiar with working with a dust stream, the potential for misdirecting the air flow is decreased. The future use of air abrasion for deep decay removal will make this the treatment of choice for the next millennium.

  10. Olefin metathesis in air.

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    Piola, Lorenzo; Nahra, Fady; Nolan, Steven P

    2015-01-01

    Since the discovery and now widespread use of olefin metathesis, the evolution of metathesis catalysts towards air stability has become an area of significant interest. In this fascinating area of study, beginning with early systems making use of high oxidation state early transition metal centers that required strict exclusion of water and air, advances have been made to render catalysts more stable and yet more functional group tolerant. This review summarizes the major developments concerning catalytic systems directed towards water and air tolerance.

  11. Los reptiles escamosos del Plioceno de la costa atlántica entre Mar del Plata y Miramar, provincia de Buenos Aires, Argentina The Pliocene squamate reptiles of the Atlantic coast between Mar del Plata and Miramar, Buenos Aires province, Argentina

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    Santiago Brizuela

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available En este trabajo se describen restos fósiles de teidos y anfisbenas recuperados de sedimentos pliocépliocénicos de la costa bonaerense, entre Mar del Plata y Miramar. Entre estos restos se incluyen especímenes previamente citados y otros pertenecientes a colecciones antiguas. Se documenta la presencia del género Tupinambis en el Chapadmalalense superior y el Marplatense (subpiso/subedad Vorohuense. La especie extinta, "T. onyxodon" Kraglievich 1947 es considerada inválida, mientras que citas de T. merianae son reevaluadas como de Tupinambis sp.. Restos de Amphisbaena sp. son identificados en el Chapadmalalense superior, representando el registro más temprano, hasta el momento, de un Amphisbaenia en América del Sur..Teiid and amphisbaenian reptiles from Pliocene beds along the coast of the Buenos Aires province, between Mar del Plata and Miramar, are described. They include previously listed remains as well as unreported material belonging to old collections. They document the presence of the teiid genus Tupinambis in Upper Chapadmalalan and Marplatan (Vorohuan units. The extinct species "T. onyxodon" Kraglievich 1947 is considered invalid herein; also, previous cites of T. merianae are reevaluated as Tupinambis sp.. Remains of the amphisbaenid Amphisbaena sp. are identified in Upper Chapadmalal beds; they represent so far the earliest record of amphisbaenians in South America..

  12. AIR RADIOACTIVITY MONITOR

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    Bradshaw, R.L.; Thomas, J.W.

    1961-04-11

    The monitor is designed to minimize undesirable background buildup. It consists of an elongated column containing peripheral electrodes in a central portion of the column, and conduits directing an axial flow of radioactively contaminated air through the center of the column and pure air through the annular portion of the column about the electrodes. (AEC)

  13. Air-Conditioning Mechanic.

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    This student guide, one of a series of correspondence training courses designed to improve the job performance of members of the Marine Corps, deals with the skills needed by air conditioning mechanics. Addressed in the four chapters, or lessons, of the manual are the following topics: principles of air conditioning, refrigeration components as…

  14. The Air We Breathe

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    Davila, Dina

    2010-01-01

    Topics discussed include NASA mission to pioneer the future in space exploration, scientific discovery and aeronautics research; the role of Earth's atmosphere, atmospheric gases, layers of the Earth's atmosphere, ozone layer, air pollution, effects of air pollution on people, the Greenhouse Effect, and breathing on the International Space Station.

  15. Air/liquid collectors

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    Jensen, Søren Østergaard; Olesen, Ole; Kristiansen, Finn Harken

    1997-01-01

    This report determine efficiency equations for combined air/liquid solar collectors by measurements on to different air/liquid collectors. Equations which contain all relevant informations on the solar collectors. A simulation program (Kviksol) has been modified in order to be able to handle...

  16. Bad Air For Children

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    Kane, Dorothy Noyes

    1976-01-01

    Children are especially sensitive to air pollution and consequences to them maybe of longer duration than to adults. The effects of low-level pollution on children are the concern of this article. The need for research on the threat of air pollution to childrens' health is emphasized. (BT)

  17. Air pollution and society

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    Brimblecombe P.

    2010-01-01

    Air pollution is as much a product of our society as it is one of chemistry and meteorology. Social variables such as gender, age, health status and poverty are often linked with our exposure to air pollutants. Pollution can also affect our behaviour, while regulations to improve the environment can often challenge of freedom.

  18. Over the air test

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    2015-01-01

    [1] This invention relates to over-the-air testing of a device in an anechoic chamber. In particular, the invention is suitable for simulating both uplink and downlink over-the-air communication with a device under test even when the anechoic chamber has different numbers of uplink and downlink...

  19. Air Pollution, Teachers' Edition.

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    Lavaroni, Charles W.; O'Donnell, Patrick A.

    One of three in a series about pollution, this teacher's guide for a unit on air pollution is designed for use in junior high school grades. It offers suggestions for extending the information and activities contained in the textual material for students. Chapter 1 discusses the problem of air pollution and involves students in processes of…

  20. Air Pollution and Industry.

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    Ross, R. D., Ed.

    This book is an authoritative reference and practical guide designed to help the plant engineer identify and solve industrial air pollution problems in order to be able to meet current air pollution regulations. Prepared under the editorial supervision of an experienced chemical engineer, with each chapter contributed by an expert in his field,…

  1. Evaluation of the Gravataí River sediment quality (Rio Grande do Sul- Brazil using Daphnia magna (Straus, 1820 as the test-organism for toxicity assays Avaliação da qualidade dos sedimentos do rio Gravataí (Rio Grande do Sul - Brasil a partir de testes de toxicidade utilizando Daphnia magna (Straus, 1820 como organismo-teste

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    Fabiane Lucheta

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available AIM: Persistent pollutants released to riverbeds return to the trophic system, damaging living organisms thereof. Ecotoxicological assays express the effect of environmental interactions with organisms found there. Assays were performed with microcrustacean Daphnia magna (Straus, 1820 in sediment samples, from the headwaters to the mouth, in order to evaluate the Gravataí River quality; METHODS: Bottom sediment was used to evaluate the responses of cladocerans to environmental changes in 15 samples collected between Jan./06 and May/09. The microcrustaceans were submitted to stress for 21 days from birth (2-26 hours old. Duncan Test, percentage survival, reproduction and Spearman Correlation were used to evaluate the quality of the sites; RESULTS: Duncan Test showed a significant difference (p OBJETIVO: Poluentes persistentes lançados no leito dos rios retornam ao sistema trófico danificando os organismos que o integram. Os ensaios ecotoxicológicos expressam o efeito das interações ambientais com os organismos ali presentes. Visando avaliar a qualidade do rio Gravataí foram realizados ensaios com o microcrustáceo Daphnia magna (Straus, 1820, em amostras do sedimento, da nascente até a foz; MÉTODOS: Sedimento de fundo foi utilizado na avaliação das respostas dos cladóceros às alterações ambientais de 15 amostras coletadas entre Jan./06 e Maio/09. Os microcrustáceos foram colocados em situação de estresse durante 21 dias desde o início de suas vidas (2-26 horas. O Teste de Duncan, percentual de sobrevivência, reprodução e Correlação de Spearman foram utilizados para avaliar a qualidade dos locais; RESULTADOS: O Teste de Duncan mostrou diferença significativa (p < 0,05 na reprodução em 14 das 15 amostragens, sendo a ação crônica mais constante (88% que a aguda (23%. Somente em algumas ocasiões foram observadas alterações na sobrevivência e na reprodução relacionadas à estação climática ou regime de chuvas. Os

  2. Temporal analysis of the connectivity and potential transport capacity of sediments in semiarid meso-basin, CE, Brazil. = Análise temporal da conectividade e da capacidade de transporte potencial de sedimentos em meso-bacia semiárida, CE, Brasil.

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    José Wellington Batista Lopes

    2013-08-01

    Full Text Available The transfer of energy and matter between two topographic units comprise the connectivity process. The identification of the connectivity patterns in the catchments allow to represent the linking degree between sediment producing areas and network drainage. The aim of this study was to evaluate spatial and temporal connectivity and estimate the potential capacity of sediment transport on a meso-semiarid Basin. The study area comprises the Representative Madalena Basin (RMB with area 124 km², located at federal state from Ceara, Brazil. The assessing the connectivity was done by using the quantitative index. The determination of peak discharge was by the method NRCS (Natural Resouces Conservation Service and the transport capacity (CT, t ha-1 yr-1 was calculated by the method of Morgan (2001. The results showed that: the connectivity potential index was not linearity, but a possible spatial distribution pattern of alternating between producing and receiving areas. The use and occupation of land is determinant in the spatial variation of peak flows; transportation capacity concerns associated with potential connectivity provides best estimates of erosion in the basin; in both models used, the use and occupation of soil was crucial in the results. = A transferência de energia e matéria entre duas unidades topográficas compreende o processo deconectividade. A identificação dos padrões de conectividade em uma bacia hidrográfica permite representar o grau de ligação entre áreas produtoras de sedimentos e a rede de drenagem. Objetivou-se com esta pesquisa analisar a conectividade espaço-temporal e estimar a capacidade potencial de transporte de sedimentos em uma meso-baciasemiárida. A área foco do estudo compreende a Bacia Representativa de Madalena (BRM com área de 124 km², localizada no Estado do Ceará, Brasil. Foram avaliadas as seguintes variáveis: conectividade, o pico de descarga e a capacidade de transporte de escoamento da

  3. Inferencia de las condiciones ambientales de la playa "Pilón de azúcar" (Guajira, Colombia, a partir del conjunto de foraminíferos en una muestra de sedimento Environmental Conditions of Pilón de Azúcar Beach (Guajira, Colombia, InferedFrom the Foraminifers Population of a Sediment Simple

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    Ortiz Moreno Martha Lucía

    2003-12-01

    Full Text Available Los foraminíferos son organismos que por sus requerimientos ambientales específicos son utilizados como bioindicadores de ambientes marinos. En este estudio se evaluó una muestra de sedimento proveniente de la playa “Pilón de Azúcar”, Guajira, Colombia, para deducir algunas condiciones físico-químicas del ambiente litoral a partir del conjunto de foraminíferos encontrado en ella. Se identificaron 100 in-dividuos pertenecientes a 29 especies, 19 géneros, 14 familias, 8 superfamilias y 3subórdenes: Rotaliina, Miliolina y Textularina. Las especies mejor representadas fueron: Ammonia beccari, forma sobrina, le sigue Discorbis rosea, Quinqueloculina sp, Amphisteginasp. y por último Cibicides antilleanus. En relación con la naturaleza del caparazón, 69fueron calcáreo-hialinos, 27 calcáreo-aporcelanado y 4 individuos tenían una conchilla aglutinada. Esto indica que los organismos predominantes tienen concentraciones de carbonato de calcio altas, salinidad normal y un pH no muy bajo para la formación de sus conchillas. Los organismos registrados corresponden en 98% a ambientes bentónicos de plataforma continental marina o de la zona de transición, que general-mente habitan en sedimentos bioclásticos. La presencia de foraminíferos fósiles (7%, muestra un litoral en proceso erosivo activo, que a su vez impide la acumulación de materia orgánica. Con estos resultados se sugiere que esta playa tiene un ambiente diverso, altamente erosivo y con las condiciones normales de un ambiente marino abierto caribeño.Foraminifers are organisms, which due to their specific environmental requirements, are used as bio-indicators of marine environments. In this study we evaluated a sample of sediment from the “Pilón de Azúcar” beach (Guajira, Colombia, in order to deduce the physico-chemical conditions of such coastal environment, based on the group of 14 foraminifers found in it. We detect one hundred individuals belonging to 29 species

  4. Bearings Only Air-to-Air Ranging

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    1988-07-25

    sensor, observer and target parameters still remain. In order to reduce the number of cases to a manageable one, while preserving the geometric...perforance of variotu. ulro-air passive ranging tecnique has been examined as a fimn- tiam of uarget location andi motiom, observer motion. and length

  5. Restoran Buenos Aires = Restaurant Buenos Aires

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    2008-01-01

    Restorani Buenos Aires (Narva mnt. 5, Tallinn) sisekujundusest. Sisearhitektid: Janno Roos ja Andres Labi (Ruumilabor OÜ). Laudu eraldavad 400 vardasse aetud puukuuli. Sisearhitektidest, nende tähtsamad tööd. I-III korruse plaan, 12 värv. vaadet, fotod sisearhitektidest

  6. AIRE-Linux

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    Zhou, Jianfeng; Xu, Benda; Peng, Chuan; Yang, Yang; Huo, Zhuoxi

    2015-08-01

    AIRE-Linux is a dedicated Linux system for astronomers. Modern astronomy faces two big challenges: massive observed raw data which covers the whole electromagnetic spectrum, and overmuch professional data processing skill which exceeds personal or even a small team's abilities. AIRE-Linux, which is a specially designed Linux and will be distributed to users by Virtual Machine (VM) images in Open Virtualization Format (OVF), is to help astronomers confront the challenges. Most astronomical software packages, such as IRAF, MIDAS, CASA, Heasoft etc., will be integrated into AIRE-Linux. It is easy for astronomers to configure and customize the system and use what they just need. When incorporated into cloud computing platforms, AIRE-Linux will be able to handle data intensive and computing consuming tasks for astronomers. Currently, a Beta version of AIRE-Linux is ready for download and testing.

  7. Airing 'clean air' in Clean India Mission.

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    Banerjee, T; Kumar, M; Mall, R K; Singh, R S

    2016-12-30

    The submission explores the possibility of a policy revision for considering clean air quality in recently launched nationwide campaign, Clean India Mission (CIM). Despite of several efforts for improving availability of clean household energy and sanitation facilities, situation remain still depressing as almost half of global population lacks access to clean energy and proper sanitation. Globally, at least 2.5 billion people do not have access to basic sanitation facilities. There are also evidences of 7 million premature deaths by air pollution in year 2012. The situation is even more disastrous for India especially in rural areas. Although, India has reasonably progressed in developing sanitary facilities and disseminating clean fuel to its urban households, the situation in rural areas is still miserable and needs to be reviewed. Several policy interventions and campaigns were made to improve the scenario but outcomes were remarkably poor. Indian census revealed a mere 31% sanitation coverage (in 2011) compared to 22% in 2001 while 60% of population (700 million) still use solid biofuels and traditional cook stoves for household cooking. Further, last decade (2001-2011) witnessed the progress decelerating down with rural households without sanitation facilities increased by 8.3 million while minimum progress has been made in conversion of conventional to modern fuels. To revamp the sanitation coverage, an overambitious nationwide campaign CIM was initiated in 2014 and present submission explores the possibility of including 'clean air' considerations within it. The article draws evidence from literatures on scenarios of rural sanitation, energy practises, pollution induced mortality and climatic impacts of air pollution. This subsequently hypothesised with possible modification in available technologies, dissemination modes, financing and implementation for integration of CIM with 'clean air' so that access to both sanitation and clean household energy may be

  8. Location Problem of Air Materials Supply Center for Air Force

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    王涛; 何亚群; 陶学禹

    2002-01-01

    Based on the analysis of three influencing factors on the air material supply center location, the location model of air material supply center was established. By solving the model, the rational supply center of air materials was also determined.

  9. Air Baltic: Estonian Air on nurka surutud / Teele Tammeorg

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    Tammeorg, Teele

    2010-01-01

    Air Balticu asepresidendi Janis Vanagsi hinnangul on Estonian Air aastaid jätnud tähelepanuta oma peamised turismiturud ning on praegu halvas seisus. Air Baltic on endiselt huvitatud Estonian Airi ostust. Majandus- ja kommunikatsiooniminister Juhan Partsi seisukoht

  10. 20th century fluctuations in the abundance of siliceous microorganisms preserved in the sediments of the Puyuhuapi Channel (44° S, Chile Fluctuaciones en la abundancia de microorganismos silíceos preservados en los sedimentos del canal Puyuhuapi (44° S, Chile, durante el siglo XX

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    LORENA REBOLLEDO

    2005-09-01

    Full Text Available We present a 100-year reconstruction of siliceous export production from sediments of the Puyuhuapi Channel (44° S, 70° W in the Chilean fjords. We use accumulation rates and concentrations of diatoms and silicoflagellates, organic carbon (Corg and biogenic opal (SiOPAL as proxies of export production, and fluctuations in the contribution of freshwater diatoms as proxies of rainfall in the hinterland and river runoff. Box core sediments collected at two sites within the Puyuhuapi Channel were analyzed: Station 35 (at the head of the fjord; 56 m water depth and Station 40 (in the middle of the Channel; 270 m water depth. Surface sedimentation rates were 0.75 cm yr-1 at Station 35 and 0.25 cm yr-1 at Station 40. SiOPAL content averaged ~ 4 % at both sites. Diatom accumulation rates as well as the contribution of freshwater diatoms were higher at the head of the fjord (1.59 10(10 valves m-2 yr-1 and 22 %, respectively than in its middle (1.08 10(10 valves m_2 yr_1 and 14 %, respectively. Diatom abundances were two orders of magnitude higher than silicoflagellate contribution at both sites. In general, diatoms typical of high nutrient environments characterize the Puyuhuapi Channel sediments: at both sites, spores of the genus Chaetoceros dominated the diatom assemblage (> 40 % of total diatoms; spores of Chaetoceros radicans/cinctus, Ch. constrictus/vanheurcki, Ch. debilis and Ch. diadema. Downcore analysis reveals an overall increase in the production of siliceous microorganisms from the late 19th century to the early 1980s, and then a decrease until the late-1990s. We associate a decrease in freshwater diatom contribution since the mid-1970s which we associate with a concomitant decline in rainfall in the Chilean fjords. We suggest that this decline is related to the global atmospheric and oceanic warming of the past ~ 25 yearsSe presenta una reconstrucción de 100 años de la productividad silícea exportada en sedimentos del canal Puyuhuapi

  11. Mixed cells in shell vials for detection of influenza viruses and enteroviruses from clinical specimens%混合细胞瓶对临床标本中流行性感冒病毒和肠道病毒的分离检测

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    汪千力; 熊海燕; 申惠国; 居丽雯; 蒋露芳; 蔡韵; 姜庆五

    2012-01-01

    目的 比较犬肾细胞系(MDCK)、人喉表皮癌细胞(Hep-2)和非洲绿猴肾细胞(Vero)制备的MHV混合细胞与相应单一敏感细胞株对流行性感冒(流感)病毒、肠道病毒的分离结果.方法 流感样患者咽拭子标本接种MHV混合细胞和MDCK细胞,手足口病患儿咽拭子或粪标本接种MHV混合细胞和Vero细胞,观察病毒致细胞病变效应(CPE),采用多重反转录-聚合酶链反应(mRT-PCR)检测甲、乙型流感病毒和肠道病毒.结果 MDCK和Vero细胞的CPE较MHV混合细胞明显.138份流感病毒接种MHV混合细胞,分离出34株流感病毒,分离率为24.6%;MDCK细胞分离出流感病毒39株,分离率为28.3%.MHV混合细胞与MDCK细胞流感病毒分离率比较,差异无统计学意义(x2=1.92,P>0.05).32株肠道病毒接种MHV混合细胞,分离出肠道病毒9株,分离率为28.1%;Vero细胞分离出12株肠道病毒,分离率为37.5%.MHV混合细胞与Vero细胞肠道病毒分离率比较,差异无统计学意义(x2 =3.00,P>0.05).结论 MHV混合细胞CPE不如单一细胞易于观察;MHV混合细胞适用于生物性突发公共卫生事件中,可分离培养临床标本中甲型、乙型流感病毒和表现为呼吸道症状的肠道病毒.%Objective To evaluate shell vials of MHV,a combination of Madin-Darby canine kidney cells (MDCK),human epidermoid cancer cells (Hep-2) and African green monkey kidney cells (Vero),and conventional cell culture in detecting influenza viruses and enterovirus from fresh clinical specimens.Methods Specimens from patients with influenza-like illness and children with hand-foot-mouth disease were inoculated with both shell vials of MHV and MDCK/Vero.Then cytopathological effect (CPE) was examined daily.Influenza viruses and enteroviruses were detected by multiple reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction (mRT-PCR).Results CPE of MDCK/Vero cells were stronger than the shell vials of MHV.The isolation rate of influenza virus by MHV was

  12. Air Cleaning Technologies

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    2005-01-01

    Executive Summary Objective This health technology policy assessment will answer the following questions: When should in-room air cleaners be used? How effective are in-room air cleaners? Are in-room air cleaners that use combined HEPA and UVGI air cleaning technology more effective than those that use HEPA filtration alone? What is the Plasmacluster ion air purifier in the pandemic influenza preparation plan? The experience of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) locally, nationally, and internationally underscored the importance of administrative, environmental, and personal protective infection control measures in health care facilities. In the aftermath of the SARS crisis, there was a need for a clearer understanding of Ontario’s capacity to manage suspected or confirmed cases of airborne infectious diseases. In so doing, the Walker Commission thought that more attention should be paid to the potential use of new technologies such as in-room air cleaning units. It recommended that the Medical Advisory Secretariat of the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care evaluate the appropriate use and effectiveness of such new technologies. Accordingly, the Ontario Health Technology Advisory Committee asked the Medical Advisory Secretariat to review the literature on the effectiveness and utility of in-room air cleaners that use high-efficiency particle air (HEPA) filters and ultraviolet germicidal irradiation (UVGI) air cleaning technology. Additionally, the Ontario Health Technology Advisory Committee prioritized a request from the ministry’s Emergency Management Unit to investigate the possible role of the Plasmacluster ion air purifier manufactured by Sharp Electronics Corporation, in the pandemic influenza preparation plan. Clinical Need Airborne transmission of infectious diseases depends in part on the concentration of breathable infectious pathogens (germs) in room air. Infection control is achieved by a combination of administrative, engineering

  13. Emission Facilities - Air Emission Plants

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    NSGIC GIS Inventory (aka Ramona) — Represents the Primary Facility type Air Emission Plant (AEP) point features. Air Emissions Plant is a DEP primary facility type related to the Air Quality Program....

  14. Air Quality Management Process Cycle

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    Air quality management are activities a regulatory authority undertakes to protect human health and the environment from the harmful effects of air pollution. The process of managing air quality can be illustrated as a cycle of inter-related elements.

  15. Ambient Air Quality Data Inventory

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    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency — The Office of Air and Radiation??s (OAR) Ambient Air Quality Data (Current) contains ambient air pollution data collected by EPA, other federal agencies, as well as...

  16. Ambient Air Quality Data Inventory

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    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency — The Office of Air and Radiation's (OAR) Ambient Air Quality Data (Current) contains ambient air pollution data collected by EPA, other federal agencies, as well as...

  17. Olefin metathesis in air

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    Lorenzo Piola

    2015-10-01

    Full Text Available Since the discovery and now widespread use of olefin metathesis, the evolution of metathesis catalysts towards air stability has become an area of significant interest. In this fascinating area of study, beginning with early systems making use of high oxidation state early transition metal centers that required strict exclusion of water and air, advances have been made to render catalysts more stable and yet more functional group tolerant. This review summarizes the major developments concerning catalytic systems directed towards water and air tolerance.

  18. Air/Water Purification

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    1992-01-01

    After 18 years of research into air/water pollution at Stennis Space Center, Dr. B. C. Wolverton formed his own company, Wolverton Environmental Services, Inc., to provide technology and consultation in air and water treatment. Common houseplants are used to absorb potentially harmful materials from bathrooms and kitchens. The plants are fertilized, air is purified, and wastewater is converted to clean water. More than 100 U.S. communities have adopted Wolverton's earlier water hyacinth and artificial marsh applications. Catfish farmers are currently evaluating the artificial marsh technology as a purification system.

  19. Olefin metathesis in air

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    Piola, Lorenzo; Nahra, Fady

    2015-01-01

    Summary Since the discovery and now widespread use of olefin metathesis, the evolution of metathesis catalysts towards air stability has become an area of significant interest. In this fascinating area of study, beginning with early systems making use of high oxidation state early transition metal centers that required strict exclusion of water and air, advances have been made to render catalysts more stable and yet more functional group tolerant. This review summarizes the major developments concerning catalytic systems directed towards water and air tolerance. PMID:26664625

  20. Clean Air and Water

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    2007-04-10

    The air we breathe and the water we drink are both vital components of our health. Nevertheless, bacteria, pollutants, and other contaminates can alter life-giving air and water into health-threatening hazards. Learn about how scientists at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention work to protect the public from air and water-related health risks.  Created: 4/10/2007 by CDC National Center for Environmental Health.   Date Released: 4/13/2007.

  1. Air Quality Monitoring Programme

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    Kemp, K.; Palmgren, F.

    The air quality in Danish cities has been monitored continuously since 1982 within the Danish Air Quality (LMP) network. The aim has been to follow the concentration levels of toxic pollutants in the urban atmosphere and to provide the necessary knowledge to assess the trends, to perform source...... apportionment, and to evaluate the chemical reactions and the dispersion of the pollutants in the atmosphere. In 2002 the air quality was measured in four Danish cities and at two background sites. NO2 and PM10 were at several stations found in concentrations above the new EU limit values, which the Member...

  2. Mid-air Acrobatics

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    LlU FENG'AN

    2011-01-01

    On September 1 two new aerobatic demonstration teams,theSky Wing and the Red Falcon,debuted at an air show held in Changchun,capital of northeast China's Jilin Province.The show was staged at a ceremony held by the Aviation University of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) Air Force.Also performing at the show was the 50-year-old Bayi aerobatic demonstration team.The teams demonstrated their superlative flying skills,which showcase the quality of the air force's rigorous pilot training.

  3. Utilização de medicamentos parenterais em frascos-ampola em uma unidade pediátrica de um hospital universitário Uso de medicamentos parenterales en frascos-ampolla en un servicio pediátrica de un hospital universitario Utilization of parenteral drugs in vials at a pediatric unit of a university hospital

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    Maria Clara Padovani de Souza

    2008-12-01

    ón de directrices sobre tratamiento endovenoso son instrumentos esenciales para optimizar la utilización del medicamento parenteral.This observational study aimed to determine the frequency of utilization of vials containing parenteral medications in a pediatric unit, and to identify nursing team actions related to their preparation and administration. Data were collected from prescription forms and by checking these drugs in the refrigerator and stocks at the unit. Vials were prescribed to 30.8% of patients. Aspects such as: reconstitution, storage, temperature and drug label were observed. Only 6.8% of the drugs had all the information researched in order to evaluate the process of preparation and administration. The correct identification of vials is important for the safe use of medication. Training programs for the healthcare team and the adoption of intravenous therapy guidelines are essential tools to optimize the utilization of parenteral medication.

  4. Dinámica y Evolución de las Barreras Medanosas, Provincia de Buenos Aires, Argentina

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    Frederico I. Isla

    2001-12-01

    Full Text Available Las barreras medanosas Oriental y Austral de Buenos Aires se originaron como consecuencia de la fluctuación holocena del nivel del mar que dejó abundante sedimento litoral que migró hacia el interior. De acuerdo a dataciones radiocarbónicas de materiales obtenidos por debajo de los niveles medanosos se reconocen 3 ciclos de generación de médanos costeros. El primero se originó con posterioridad a la colmatación de ambientes estuarinos (estuarios, laguna costeras, lagunas estuarinas, marismas aproximadamente hace 6000-4000 años AP dependiendo de la disponibilidad de arena y profundidad del ambiente estuarino. El segundo ciclo de formación de médanos costeros corresponde a una regeneración que se dio entre 3500 y 2400 años AP en ambas barreras. El tercer ciclo es más moderno y corresponde a una reactivación que tuvo lugar entre 1600 y 500 años AP. Estos ciclos son aproximadamente coincidentes con otros que tuvieron lugar en el Hemisferio Sur (Sudáfrica, Nueva Zelandia y Australia. Actualmente, la dinámica de la barreras está siendo significativamente alterada localmente con la fijación, forestación, urbanización y drenaje de los médanos que incrementaron los problemas de erosión costera, y de escasez o contaminación de aguas subterráneas.

  5. Propiedades magnéticas de diferentes suelos del partido de La Plata, provincia de Buenos Aires

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    A.A. Bartel

    2005-09-01

    Full Text Available En este trabajo se reporta el análisis de parámetros magnéticos obtenidos en dos suelos, un Argiudol y un Ocracualf, de la Estación Experimental Julio Hirschorn, partido de La Plata, Buenos Aires. Ambos suelos se desarrollan sobre el mismo material parental, sedimentos loéssicos, pero se ubican en diferentes posiciones topográficas y presentan diferentes condiciones de drenaje. Los principales parámetros analizados son: susceptibilidad específica (c, susceptibilidad dependiente de la frecuencia (cdf, magnetización remanente isotérmica (MRI, magnetización remanente anhistérica (MRA, coercitividad de la remanencia (Bcr y coeficiente S. Los parámetros magnéticos (c, MRI y MRA indican un aumento de la concentración de minerales ferrimagnéticos hacia la base de los perfiles en ambos suelos, siendo la intensidad de los mismos notablemente menor en el Ocracualf. La cdf, si bien no supera el 5%, muestra un evidente aumento en los horizontes Bt de ambos suelos. El Bcr y el factor S indican presencia predominante de minerales magnéticos de tipo magnetita en ambos perfiles, aunque en el Ocracualf se observa una probable contribución de minerales antiferromagnéticos (hematita-goethita en los horizontes superficiales. El descenso de la señal de c hacia los horizontes superficiales de los perfiles, ligado al descenso de MRI y MRA, se interpreta como consecuencia de la disolución de los óxidos de hierro detríticos. Este proceso es, en esta área, más intenso en condiciones de suelos mal drenados.

  6. Radioactive air sampling methods

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    Maiello, Mark L

    2010-01-01

    Although the field of radioactive air sampling has matured and evolved over decades, it has lacked a single resource that assimilates technical and background information on its many facets. Edited by experts and with contributions from top practitioners and researchers, Radioactive Air Sampling Methods provides authoritative guidance on measuring airborne radioactivity from industrial, research, and nuclear power operations, as well as naturally occuring radioactivity in the environment. Designed for industrial hygienists, air quality experts, and heath physicists, the book delves into the applied research advancing and transforming practice with improvements to measurement equipment, human dose modeling of inhaled radioactivity, and radiation safety regulations. To present a wide picture of the field, it covers the international and national standards that guide the quality of air sampling measurements and equipment. It discusses emergency response issues, including radioactive fallout and the assets used ...

  7. Natural Air Purifier

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    1993-01-01

    NASA environmental research has led to a plant-based air filtering system. Dr. B.C. Wolverton, a former NASA engineer who developed a biological filtering system for space life support, served as a consultant to Terra Firma Environmental. The company is marketing the BioFilter, a natural air purifier that combines activated carbon and other filter media with living plants and microorganisms. The filter material traps and holds indoor pollutants; plant roots and microorganisms then convert the pollutants into food for the plant. Most non-flowering house plants will work. After pollutants have been removed, the cleansed air is returned to the room through slits in the planter. Terra Firma is currently developing a filter that will also disinfect the air.

  8. Advanced air distribution

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    Melikov, Arsen Krikor

    2011-01-01

    The aim of total volume air distribution (TVAD) involves achieving uniform temperature and velocity in the occupied zone and environment designed for an average occupant. The supply of large amounts of clean and cool air are needed to maintain temperature and pollution concentration at acceptable...... levels in the entire space, leading to increased energy consumption and the use of large and costly HVAC and duct systems. The performance of desk installed PV combined with background TVAD used for room temperature control has been studied in an office building located in a hot and humid climate....... Ventilation in hospitals is essential to decrease the risk of airborne cross-infection. At present, mixing air distribution at a minimum of 12 ach is used in infection wards. Advanced air distribution has the potential to aid in achieving healthy, comfortable and productive indoor environments at levels...

  9. Regional Air Quality Data

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    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency — This asset provides data on regional air quality, including trace level SO2, nitric acid, ozone, carbon monoxide, and NOy; and particulate sulfate, nitrate, and...

  10. Temporal solitons in air

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    Voronin, A. A.; Zheltikov, A. M.

    2017-02-01

    Analysis of the group-velocity dispersion (GVD) of atmospheric air with a model that includes the entire manifold of infrared transitions in air reveals a remarkably broad and continuous anomalous-GVD region in the high-frequency wing of the carbon dioxide rovibrational band from approximately 3.5 to 4.2 μm where atmospheric air is still highly transparent and where high-peak-power sources of ultrashort midinfrared pulses are available. Within this range, anomalous dispersion acting jointly with optical nonlinearity of atmospheric air is shown to give rise to a unique three-dimensional dynamics with well-resolved soliton features in the time domain, enabling a highly efficient whole-beam soliton self-compression of such pulses to few-cycle pulse widths.

  11. Air Data Calibration Facility

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    Federal Laboratory Consortium — This facility is for low altitude subsonic altimeter system calibrations of air vehicles. Mission is a direct support of the AFFTC mission. Postflight data merge is...

  12. Investigating Air Pollution

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    Carter, Edward J.

    1977-01-01

    Describes an experiment using live plants and cigarette smoke to demonstrate the effects of air pollution on a living organism. Procedures include growth of the test plants in glass bottles, and construction and operation of smoking machine. (CS)

  13. Indoor Air Pollution

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    Smith, Kirk R.

    2003-01-01

    Outdoor air pollution in developing-country cities is difficult to overlook. Indoor air pollution caused by burning such traditional fuels as wood, crop residues, and dung is less evident, yet it is responsible for a significant part of country and global disease burdens. The main groups affected are poor women and children in rural areas and urban slums as they go about their daily activi...

  14. Air Superiority Fighter Characteristics.

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    1998-06-05

    many a dispute could have been deflated into a single paragraph if the disputants had just dared to define their terms.7 Aristotle ...meaningful. This section will expand on some key ideology concepts. The phrase "air superiority fighter" may bring to mind visions of fighter... biographies are useful in garnering airpower advocate theories as well as identifying key characteristics. Air campaign results, starting with World

  15. Nuclear air cushion vehicles.

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    Anderson, J. L.

    1973-01-01

    This paper serves several functions. It identifies the 'state-of-the-art' of the still-conceptual nuclear air cushion vehicle, particularly the nuclear powerplant. Using mission studies and cost estimates, the report describes some of the advantages of nuclear power for large air cushion vehicles. The paper also summarizes the technology studies on mobile nuclear powerplants and conceptual ACV systems/missions studies that have been performed at NASA Lewis Research Center.

  16. INDOOR AIR QUALITY ANALYSIS

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    Wang, Xin

    2010-01-01

    With the development of modern architecture, one of the building's interior decoration, furnishings, appliances and equipment have become increasingly demanding, making construction of the indoor environment of increasing pollution, increasing pollution, indoor environmental pollution hazards to human is also a growing the greater. This thesis summarizes the major indoor air pollution sources and major pollutants. Indoor air pollutants are formaldehyde, radon, ammonia, total volatile org...

  17. Children who received PCV-10 vaccine from a two-dose vial without preservative are not more likely to develop injection site abscess compared with those who received pentavalent (DPT-HepB-Hib vaccine: a longitudinal multi-site study.

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    Yemane Berhane

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: The single dose pneumonia ten-valent vaccine has been widely used and is highly efficacious against selected strains Streptococcus pneumonia. A two-dose vial without preservative is being introduced in developing countries to reduce the cost of the vaccine. In routine settings improper immunization practice could result in microbial contamination leading to adverse events following immunization. OBJECTIVE: To monitor adverse events following immunization recommended for routine administration during infancy by comparing the rate of injection-site abscess between children who received PCV-10 vaccine and children who received the Pentavalent (DPT-HepB-Hib vaccine. METHODS: A longitudinal population-based multi-site observational study was conducted between September 2011 and October 2012. The study was conducted in four existing Health and Demographic Surveillance sites run by public universities of Abraminch, Haramaya, Gondar and Mekelle. Adverse events following Immunization were monitored by trained data collectors. Children were identified at the time of vaccination and followed at home at 48 hour and 7 day following immunization. Incidence of abscess and relative risk with the corresponding 95% Confidence Intervals were calculated to examine the risk difference in the comparison groups. RESULTS: A total of 55, 268 PCV and 37, 480 Pentavalent (DPT-HepB-Hib vaccinations were observed. A total of 19 adverse events following immunization, 10 abscesses and 9 deaths, were observed during the one year study period. The risk of developing abscess was not statistically different between children who received PCV-10 vaccine and those received Pentavalent (RR = 2.7, 95% CI 0.576-12.770, and between children who received the first aliquot of PCV and those received the second aliquot of PCV (RR = 1.72, 95% CI 0.485-6.091. CONCLUSION: No significant increase in the risk of injection site abscess was observed between the injection sites of PCV

  18. Multipollutant air quality management.

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    Hidy, George M; Pennell, William T

    2010-06-01

    On the basis of a recent NARSTO assessment, this review discusses the factors involved in the implementation of a risk- and results-based multipollutant air quality management strategy applicable to North America. Such a strategy could evolve from current single-pollutant regulatory practices using a series of steps that would seek to minimize risk of exposure for humans and ecosystems while providing for a quantitative evaluation of the effectiveness of the management process. The tools needed to support multipollutant air quality management are summarized. They include application of a formal risk analysis, accounting for atmospheric processes, ambient measurements, emissions characterization, air quality modeling of emissions to ambient concentrations, and characterization of human and ecological responses to ambient pollutant exposure. The new management strategy would expand the current practice of accountability that relates emission reductions and attainment of air quality derived from air quality criteria and standards. Conceptually, achievement of accountability would establish goals optimizing risk reduction associated with pollution management. This expanded approach takes into account the sequence of processes from emissions reduction to resulting changes in ambient concentration. Using ambient concentration as a proxy for exposure, the resulting improvement in human and ecosystem health is estimated. The degree to which this chain of processes and effects can be achieved in current practice is examined in a multipollutant context exemplified by oxidants, as indicated by ozone, particulate matter, and some hazardous air pollutants. Achievement of a multipollutant management strategy will mostly depend on improving knowledge about human and ecosystem response to pollutant exposure.

  19. Fluidized Bed Air-to-Air Heat Pump Evaporator Evaluation.

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    1983-07-01

    Frost formation of air-to-air heat pump evaporator surfaces reduces unit efficiency and restricts application. The use of a fluidized bed heat...exchanger as an air-to- heat pump evaporator was investigated to determine if frost accumulation could be eliminated. Experimental investigations were...evaluated, with no practical solution being developed. The use of a fluidized bed heat exchanger for air-to-air heat pump evaporators was determined not feasible. (Author)

  20. Selection of Air Terminal Device

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    Nielsen, Peter V.

    This paper discusses the selection of the air terminal device for the experiments and numerical prediction in the International Energy Agency Annex 20 work: Air Flow Pattern within Buildings,......This paper discusses the selection of the air terminal device for the experiments and numerical prediction in the International Energy Agency Annex 20 work: Air Flow Pattern within Buildings,...

  1. Computers in Air Defence

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    P. V.S. Rao

    1987-10-01

    Full Text Available With man's mastery over the third dimension - the near atmosphere and space- it has become increasingly necessary to protect oneself not merely from attacks from land and the sea but, more importantly, from attacks from the air. This was recognised even during the World War II and a rudimentary air defence capability was sought to be established; by the manul (visual surveillance and the anti-aircraft guns. The advent of radar signified a major advance in air defence technology and techniques. Rather than depend on visual observation and the hazards and limitations thereof, it became possible with radar to detect the presence of flying objects at much great distances. The PPI display of a conventional air-surveillance radar permits an operator to scan the sky for several hundreds of kilometers all around. Early radar-based air defence systems were dependent on human observation and decision making for detecting targets, identifying them, deciding on interception strategy and for recovering the interceptor after completion of his mission. This was feasible because, with a radar of between 200 to 400 kilometers and aircraft speeds in the range of 500 kilometers per hour, upto 30 minutes warning was available before the target was overhead.

  2. Análisis de la sensibilización de los jóvenes ante la seguridad vial. Bases para la elaboración de un programa. [Analysis of road safety awareness in young people. Bases for the development of a road safety programme

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    Mª Reina Ferrández

    2006-08-01

    Full Text Available This research aims to establish the foundations for a traffic accident prevention programme, based on a study of specific circumstances. To this end, we analysed awareness of road safety measure use in young people according to three variables; whether they had any experience of an accident; if so, how serious the accident was, and how close the kinship relation was to the person who had the accident. The findings did not confirm our expectations, but showed that awareness is not clearly related to any of these three variables, except where either a brother or sister was involved in the accident and when the accident was not serious. Con nuestra investigación pretendemos aproximar las bases para el diseño de un programa de prevención de accidentes, a partir del estudio de una realidad concreta. Para ello hemos analizado la sensibilización hacia el uso de medidas de seguridad vial en adolescentes en función de tres variables: la vivencia o no de un accidente, la gravedad del mismo y el grado de parentesco. Los resultados obtenidos, en contra de lo esperado, constatan que la sensibilización no está relacionada inequívocamente con ellas, a excepción de los hermanos en cuanto al grado de parentesco y leve en cuanto a la gravedad.

  3. Urban Air Pollution in India

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    Narain, Urvashi

    2008-01-01

    This article describes the main efforts undertaken to stem the growth of air pollution in Indian cities. We begin by examining trends in air quality across the country. This is followed by a description of the legal and institutional framework and policies for controlling air pollution in India. Next we report on efforts to improve air quality in Delhi. We conclude by describing recent actions to control air pollution in cities other than Delhi.

  4. Los depositos de yeso intrasedimentario del arroyo El Siasgo, partidos de Monte y General Paz, provincia de Buenos Aires Intrasedimentary gypsum deposits of El Siasgo Creek, Monte and General Paz districts, Buenos Aires Province

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    N. V. Dangavs

    2002-09-01

    Full Text Available El arroyo El Siasgo es un afluente del río Salado, situado en la región NE de la provincia de Buenos Aires. En su cuenca inferior, su curso recorta una gran depresión, remanente de una antigua cuenca de deflación colmatada, donde se desarrollaron, desde el Pleistoceno superior, diversos ambientes sedimentarios, principalmente acuáticos. Actualmente, se desarrolla, en esta depresión, un ambiente léntico temporario de 2.750 ha, dividido en dos cuerpos mediante un estrechamiento de la cubeta de 2 km de largo y 0,7 km de ancho. Al norte del estrechamiento se sitúa el cuerpo menor, denominado "La Cañada" y hacia el sur el mayor o "laguna del Siasgo". En los sedimentos clásticos hospedantes de este paleoambiente léntico múltiple aparece una importante acumulación de yeso intrasedimentario en distintos niveles estratigráficos (Formaciones Lobos, Luján y La Postrera I, cristalizado principalmente en tamaño arena, con diversidad de hábitos, texturas, fábricas y estructuras. Los sedimentos hospedantes del yeso son esencialmente fangos, cuya textura original se encuentra modificada por la presencia del mineral epigénico en fangos y limos arenosos e incluso en arenas fangosas. Este depósito yesífero abarca una superficie de 25,6 km², con un espesor medio de 2,15 m en el subambiente "del Siasgo" y de 0,91 m en "La Cañada". El volumen de sedimentos con yeso alcanza a 48 hm³ y la ley mineral mínima es 53,5% en la "laguna del Siasgo", con un total de 53.623.000 de toneladas de yeso impuro, mientras que en "La Cañada, con una ley media de 20,1 %, solamente alcanza a 1.361.000 toneladas de yeso impuro. Cabe señalar, que la baja ley del mineral en "La Cañada" descarta su aprovechamiento como recurso económico, mientras que el yeso presente en el subambiente "del Siasgo" es de alta potencialidad para su explotación, incluso en su valor mínimo. Estos yesos son el producto de la interacción de aguas superficiales y subterr

  5. AirPort Extreme

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    2005-01-01

    AirPort Extreme是基于IEEE802.11g无线通讯协议的54Mbps的无线路由机站,它提供了比802.11b标准几乎快5倍以上的连接速率。AirPort Extreme基站可以同时为50台Mac和PC机用户服务。它支持从无线打印至带有USB接口或以太网接口的打印机,支持无线桥接技术,并同时提供了一整套强大的管理工具。除此之外,AirPort Extreme基站还配有一个内建防火墙,

  6. Urban Air Pollution Problems

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    Sivertsen, B.

    1995-09-01

    This document focuses on the specific problems of urban air pollution related to emissions, urban climate, meteorology, smog potential, specific locations, air pollution measurements and trends. Examples are given with cases from European cities in particular. The north south differences, coastal and inland problems and data from various parts of Europe are presented. Global trends and results from the UNEP programme are used to illustrate the magnitude of the problem. Special emphasis is placed on the impact of different sources and their importance in selected cities. Different types of atmospheric dispersion models, their development and use, is outlined. The importance of local and regional meteorological data for explanation purposes and for estimating and forecasting urban air quality is presented. Finally, monitoring programmes, mapping, impact assessment and optimum abatement strategy planning are illustrated with examples from different areas in the world. 9 refs., 56 figs., 1 table

  7. Determinação de mercúrio total em amostras de água, sedimento e sólidos em suspensão de corpos aquáticos por espectrofotometria de absorção atômica com gerador de vapor a frio Determination of total mercury in water, sediments and solids in suspension in aquatic systems by cold vapor atomic absorption spectrometry

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    José L. F. Vieira

    1996-06-01

    Full Text Available O emprego de mercúrio metálico nos processos de extração do ouro libera toneladas de mercúrio ao meio ambiente, provocando um aumento considerável nas concentrações presentes. Com a finalidade de prevenir a exposição humana a concentrações excessivas, o que poderá resultar em graves episódios de intoxicação mercurial, bem como avaliar a possibilidade de sedimentos tornarem-se fontes potenciais de contaminação para os seres vivos, é de fundamental importância a monitorização do mercúrio em diversos compartimentos ambientais. Efetuou-se a padronização de uma metodologia analítica para determinação de mercúrio total em amostras de água, sólidos em suspensão e sedimentos de corpos aquáticos para monitorização ambiental do xenobiótico. Posteriormente, foram analisadas amostras oriundas de regiões garimpeiras, com vistas a avaliar o desempenho do método em amostras reais e efetuar levantamento preliminar sobre a contaminação mercurial na área de estudo.The use of metallic mercury in the extraction and concentration of gold causes the discarding of tons of this metal in the environment, leading to a considerable increase in the natural levels of the same and the contamination of the surrounding areas. Thus it is extremely important to monitor the presence of this metal in various sectors of the environment with a view aiming to previnting human exposure to excessive concentrations which can result in serious episodes of mercury poisoning. It is also important to estimate the possibility of river sediments becoming potential sources of contamination of human beings. The determination of total mercury was undertaken by using cold vapor atomic absorption spectrometry. River waters, as well as sediments and suspended solids were used as samples for the standardization of the analytical procedure. Later on, this method was tested on samples originating in gold mining areas for the purpose of assessing its validity.

  8. Air the excellent canopy

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    Fahy, F

    2013-01-01

    We take it for granted, but without it we perish and if we continue to abuse it, it may kill us in the end. This fascinating text provides an understanding and appreciation of the role that air plays in our environment and its importance in relation to human life and technology. Aimed at those who are scientifically curious but who have no specialist training, it contains no mathematical equations and relies upon the qualitative descriptions and analogies to explain the more technical parts of the text together with simple home experiments to illustrate a range of air-based phenomena. Liberall

  9. Air movement - good or bad?

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    Toftum, Jørn

    2004-01-01

    Air movement - good or bad? The question can only be answered by those who are exposed when they are exposed. Human perception of air movement depends on environmental factors including air velocity, air velocity fluctuations, air temperature, and personal factors such as overall thermal sensation...... and activity level. Even for the same individual, sensitivity to air movement may change from day to day as a result of e.g. different levels of fatigue. Based on existing literature, the current paper summarizes factors influencing the human perception of air movement and attempts to specify in general terms...... influences the subjective perception of air movement. With occupants feeling warmer than neutral, at temperatures above 23oC or at raised activity levels, humans generally do not feel draught at air velocities typical for indoor environments (up to around 0.4 m/s). In the higher temperature range, very high...

  10. Russia air management program

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    Pace, T.G. [U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, NC (United States); Markin, S. [Ministry of Environmental Protection and Natural Resources, Moscow (Sweden); Kosenkova, S.V. [Volgograd Environmental Services Administration, Volgograd (Russian Federation)

    1995-12-31

    The Russia Air Management Program is in the second year of a four-year cooperative program between the Russian Ministry of Environmental Protection and Natural Resources (MEPNR) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to improve national institutions, policies, and practices for air quality management in Russia. This program is part of the Environmental Policy and Technology project being conducted by the U.S. Agency for International Development. The Russia Air Management Program will pilot the application of potential air program improvements in the important industrial City of Volgograd which will enable the development, practical demonstration and evaluation of alternative approaches for improving AQM policies and practices in Russia. Volgograd has a progressive and environmentally enlightened local government, a diverse industrial base and a relatively healthy economy. It is located south of Moscow on the Volga River and was proposed by the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Natural Resources. It was selected after a site visit and a series of discussions with the Ministry, Volgograd officials, the World Bank and the EPA. Following the pilot, RAMP will work to facilitate implementation of selected parts of the pilot in other areas of Russia using training, technology transfer, and public awareness. (author)

  11. Air Structures: Inflatable Alternatives

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    Valerio, Joseph M.; And Others

    1973-01-01

    Describes and evaluates several avant garde'' examples of air structures. Included are a soft'' child's playpen, a pneudome that employs a water ballast for anchoring, a one-acre enclosed campus, an instant city'' constructed for an industrial design conference, and the Fuji Pavilion, at Expo '70 in Osaka, Japan, that was large enough to cover…

  12. Mid-air Acrobatics

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    2011-01-01

    Two new aerobatic demonstration teams take to the skies On September 1,two new aerobatic demonstration teams,the Sky Wing and the Red Falcon,debuted at an air show held in Changchun,capital of northeast China’s Jilin Province.

  13. Hexane Air Combustion

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    Boettcher, Philipp A; Shepherd, Joseph E

    2010-01-01

    Hot surface ignition and subsequent flame propagation of premixed n-hexane air mixtures are shown in this fluid dynamics video. High speed schlieren photography revealed 3 distinct behaviors of ignition and propagation as a function of mixture composition and initial pressure.

  14. Images in the Air

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    Riveros, H. G.; Rosenberger, Franz

    2012-01-01

    This article discusses two "magic tricks" in terms of underlying optical principles. The first trick is new and produces a "ghost" in the air, and the second is the classical real image produced with two parabolic mirrors. (Contains 2 figure and 6 photos.)

  15. Air Blast Calculations

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    2013-07-01

    gauges at this point are still inside the explosive fireball (where the pressure time histories are dramatically influenced by the propagating...outside of the explosive fireball (since no evidence of an air-product interface is detected in any of the pressure time histories at this point

  16. Learning AirWatch

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    Dunkerley, Mark

    2015-01-01

    If you are a technical professional who wants to dive deeper into the functionality offered by AirWatch or manage the solution, then this book will help you choose the best set of configuration, device management, and monitoring options that you can use to effectively manage your EMM implementation.

  17. Tribal Air Quality Monitoring.

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    Wall, Dennis

    2001-01-01

    The Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals (ITEP) (Flagstaff, Arizona) provides training and support for tribal professionals in the technical job skills needed for air quality monitoring and other environmental management tasks. ITEP also arranges internships, job placements, and hands-on training opportunities and supports an…

  18. Indoor Air Quality

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    Selman, Ayser Dawod; Heiselberg, Per

    Overall purpose of the research is to provide an overview of the relevance and importance of various defined Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) parameters in a European perspective. Based on the report it should be possible to prioritize which countries to target for further activities as well as it should...

  19. Air Distribution in Rooms

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    Nielsen, Peter V.

    The research on air distribution in rooms is often done as full-size investigations, scale-model investigations or by Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD). New activities have taken place within all three areas and this paper draws comparisons between the different methods. The outcome of the l...

  20. Comparing toxic air pollutant programs

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    Hawkins, S.C. [ECKENFELDER Inc., Greenville, SC (United States)

    1997-05-01

    This article compares state and federal toxic air pollutant programs. The Clean Air Act Ammendments created a program for the control of Hazardous Air Pollutants based on the establishment of control technology standards. State toxic programs can be classified into two categories: control technology-based and ambient concentration-based. Many states have opened to implement the MACT standards while enforcing their own state air toxics programs. Specific topics discussed include the following: the Federal air toxics program; existing state regulations; New Jersey Air Toxic Program; New York Toxics program.

  1. Bioassay using Daphnia magna Straus, 1820 to evaluate the sediment of Caí River (Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil Bioensaios utilizando Daphnia magna Straus, 1820 na avaliação do sedimento do rio Caí (Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil

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    Nara Regina Terra

    2010-12-01

    more detailed definition of the course characteristics and the most fragile sites in the region.OBJETIVO: O rio Caí integra a Bacia Hidrográfica do Lago Guaíba que é utilizado para o abastecimento público de água da capital do Rio Grande do Sul; MÉTODOS: Entre Mar./05 e Jun./09 foram amostrados quatro locais deste rio para avaliação da toxicidade do sedimento entre as regiões média e superior, utilizando Daphnia magna, em testes de 21 dias. A qualidade foi descrita a partir da sobrevivência e reprodução, observadas em 440 organismos-teste, desde o início de suas vidas (2-26 horas. Para tanto foram calculadas a porcentagem de sobrevivência, média reprodutiva e reprodução total. Visando comparar estatisticamente a reprodução entre os locais e a variação deste parâmetro no tempo, foram utilizados Teste de Duncan e Correlação de Spearman. Também foram considerados os parâmetros bacteriológicos, físicos e químicos em amostras de água realizadas no período de estudo; RESULTADOS: Foi observada toxicidade aguda em 18% das amostras e toxicidade crônica em 95%, indicando agressores ambientais em pequenas doses. Mortalidade e reprodução nem sempre seguiram a mesma tendência, ficando evidente a maior sensibilidade da atividade reprodutiva frente a contaminantes. O Teste de Duncan mostrou até quatro agrupamentos nos locais Ca070, Ca092 e Ca245, indicando variação na reprodução. Não foi observado padrão de distribuição para precipitação pluviométrica mensal nem correlação entre sobrevivência, reprodução e precipitação pluviométrica; CONCLUSÕES: Foi confirmada a presença de xenobióticos em baixas concentrações através de análises físicas, químicas, bacteriológicas e de metais em amostras de água, além de pequena ação na sobrevivência e constante alteração na atividade reprodutiva nos organismos expostos às amostras de sedimento. Ensaios de longa duração são mais apropriados para avaliar amostras ambientais

  2. Living (stained calcareous benthic foraminifera from recent sediments off Concepción, central-southern Chile (~36° S Foraminíferos bentónicos calcáreos vivos (teñidos en sedimentos recientes de Concepción, Chile centro-sur (~36° S

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    2008-09-01

    Full Text Available This study examines onshore-offshore and vertical distribution of living (Rose Bengal stained benthic foraminifera (> 180 μm fraction from three sediment stations along a bathymetric transect off Concepción, Chile (station 18 = 88 m water depth, station 26 = 120 m, station 40 = 1,030 m, within and below the oxygen minimum zone. All cores were collected in austral winter. Calcareous foraminifera dominated the three stations. The species composition, living foraminifera density, and vertical distribution patterns within the sediment changed in accordance with bottom water dissolved oxygen concentration and food availability. Onshore-offshore pattern revealed overall highest living foraminiferal densities at shelf stations 18 and 26 where bottom water dissolved oxygen was lowest (~ 0.2 mL-1 and content in labile organic matter highest. Within the sediment, maximum relative abundances (50-60 % of living organisms were found in the 0-1 cm interval at the organic-rich and oxygen-poor shelf stations 18 and 26. In the well-oxygenated (2.7 mL-1 slope station 40, 70 % of living foraminifera were observed deeper than the first centimeter. The number of species and the contribution of the > 250 μm fraction to the total fauna larger than 180 μm increased offshore. Nonionella auris (d'Orbigny dominated at stations 18 and 26 while a more diverse foraminifera fauna was found at station 40. This study provides the first quantitative data on living benthic foraminifera in the area; seasonal and interannual changes are not addressed.Este estudio examina la distribución costa-océano y vertical de los foraminíferos bentónicos calcáreos (fracción > 180 im vivos (teñidos en tres estaciones a lo largo de un transecto batimétrico frente al área de Concepción, Chile (estación 18 = 88 m, estación 26 = 120 m, estación 40 = 1.030 m de profundidad, dentro y bajo la zona mínima de oxígeno. Todos los testigos de sedimento fueron recolectados durante el per

  3. Molecular Air Data Clear Air Turbulence Sensor: MADCAT Project

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    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — Clear air turbulence (CAT), often referred to as "air pockets," is attributed to Kelvin-Helmholtz instabilities at altitudes generally above 18,000ft, often in the...

  4. Nitrogen fluorescence in air for observing extensive air showers

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    Keilhauer, B; Fraga, M; Matthews, J; Sakaki, N; Tameda, Y; Tsunesada, Y; Ulrich, A

    2012-01-01

    Extensive air showers initiate the fluorescence emissions from nitrogen molecules in air. The UV-light is emitted isotropically and can be used for observing the longitudinal development of extensive air showers in the atmosphere over tenth of kilometers. This measurement technique is well-established since it is exploited for many decades by several cosmic ray experiments. However, a fundamental aspect of the air shower analyses is the description of the fluorescence emission in dependence on varying atmospheric conditions. Different fluorescence yields affect directly the energy scaling of air shower reconstruction. In order to explore the various details of the nitrogen fluorescence emission in air, a few experimental groups have been performing dedicated measurements over the last decade. Most of the measurements are now finished. These experimental groups have been discussing their techniques and results in a series of \\emph{Air Fluorescence Workshops} commenced in 2002. At the 8$^{\\rm{th}}$ Air Fluoresc...

  5. Molecular Air Data Clear Air Turbulence Sensor: MADCAT Project

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    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — Clear air turbulence (CAT), often referred to as "air pockets," is attributed to Kelvin-Helmholtz instabilities at altitudes usually above 18,000ft, often without...

  6. Air-Coupled Vibrometry

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    Döring, D.; Solodov, I.; Busse, G.

    Sound and ultrasound in air are the products of a multitude of different processes and thus can be favorable or undesirable phenomena. Development of experimental tools for non-invasive measurements and imaging of airborne sound fields is of importance for linear and nonlinear nondestructive material testing as well as noise control in industrial or civil engineering applications. One possible solution is based on acousto-optic interaction, like light diffraction imaging. The diffraction approach usually requires a sophisticated setup with fine optical alignment barely applicable in industrial environment. This paper focuses on the application of the robust experimental tool of scanning laser vibrometry, which utilizes commercial off-the-shelf equipment. The imaging technique of air-coupled vibrometry (ACV) is based on the modulation of the optical path length by the acoustic pressure of the sound wave. The theoretical considerations focus on the analysis of acousto-optical phase modulation. The sensitivity of the ACV in detecting vibration velocity was estimated as ~1 mm/s. The ACV applications to imaging of linear airborne fields are demonstrated for leaky wave propagation and measurements of ultrasonic air-coupled transducers. For higher-intensity ultrasound, the classical nonlinear effect of the second harmonic generation was measured in air. Another nonlinear application includes a direct observation of the nonlinear air-coupled emission (NACE) from the damaged areas in solid materials. The source of the NACE is shown to be strongly localized around the damage and proposed as a nonlinear "tag" to discern and image the defects.

  7. Paleolimnología de la Laguna Cerrillo del medio, Monte, provincia de Buenos Aires

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    Nauris V. Dangavs

    2008-03-01

    Full Text Available Se caracterizaron el medio físico del ambiente, la fisiografía, el sistema geomorfológico de la región, las características hidrológicas y el origen de la cubeta lagunar. La geología superficial está definida por diez unidades estratigráficas (siete litoestratigráficas y tres pedoestratigráficas. La más antigua es la Formación Ensenada del Pleistoceno medio, que constituye el sustrato regional, donde se excavó la cubeta lagunar. Encima se dispone la Formación Buenos Aires del Pleistoceno tardío, en cuya parte cuspidal se sitúa un Geosuelo Sin Nombre. Las siguientes cuatro unidades corresponden a depósitos eólicos de dunas de arcilla y loéssicos de la Formación La Postrera I, II, III y IV, de edades dispares, que abarcan desde el Pleistoceno tardío al Holoceno tardío-tardío. La Formación La Postrera II y III poseen los Geosuelos Puesto Callejón Viejo y Puesto Berrondo respectivamente. En las playas afloran depósitos aluviales, que incrementan su espesor en el lecho lagunar. En los sedimentos colmatantes se reconocieron seis depósitos, cinco representan a ambientes acuáticos: Formación Luján, Miembros La Chumbiada, Lobos y Río Salado, del Pleistoceno tardío al Holoceno temprano a medio; formación subaluvial del Holoceno tardío y la actual formación aluvial. El sexto es un depósito eólico de duna de arcilla intracuencal del Pleistoceno tardío. El conjunto de los depósitos suprayacentes a la Formación Ensenada supera los 64 ka, representados por cinco episodios de clima seco que abarcan desde el loess Bonaerense hasta la pequeña edad de hielo (IS4, IS2, D3-L3, D2-L2, D1-L1 y cinco húmedos (IS3, S3, IS1, S1 y el actual.

  8. Air-cooled, hydrogen-air fuel cell

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    Shelekhin, Alexander B. (Inventor); Bushnell, Calvin L. (Inventor); Pien, Michael S. (Inventor)

    1999-01-01

    An air-cooled, hydrogen-air solid polymer electrolyte (SPE) fuel cell with a membrane electrode assembly operatively associated with a fluid flow plate having at least one plate cooling channel extending through the plate and at least one air distribution hole extending from a surface of the cathode flow field into the plate cooling channel.

  9. Nightfall: Machine Autonomy in Air-to-Air Combat

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    2014-06-01

    Debashis Chanda et al., “Large-Area Flexible 3D Optical Negative Index Metamaterial Formed by Nanotransfer Printing,” Nature Nanotechnology 6, no. 7 (July...article restricts the discussion to air-to-air applications because they present an extremely sterile environment compared to the air-to-ground (surface

  10. A Breath of Fresh Air: Addressing Indoor Air Quality

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    Palliser, Janna

    2011-01-01

    Indoor air pollution refers to "chemical, biological, and physical contamination of indoor air," which may result in adverse health effects (OECD 2003). The causes, sources, and types of indoor air pollutants will be addressed in this article, as well as health effects and how to reduce exposure. Learning more about potential pollutants in home…

  11. EN EL AIRE / In the air

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    Andrés López Fernández

    2011-11-01

    Full Text Available RESUMEN En el aire es un viaje a la primera mitad del siglo XX que nos tratará de acercar la frescura y oportunidad de las calles corredor y los jardines en la ciudad vertical. Se inicia en 1909 en Nueva York, con la publicación por la revista Life de La Torre del Globo, se acerca al Inmueble-Villas y al Plan Obus para Argel de Le Corbusier, y finaliza en 1952 con el proyecto para el conjunto residencial de Golden Lane en Londres de A. y P. Smithson. Fragmentos para la ciudad vertical que se construía sobre papel, tras el espejo, paralela en el tiempo, pero muy distinta a la ciudad real, con el objetivo entre otros de integrar arquitectura y naturaleza. Esas propuestas siguen teniendo hoy un gran valor, en un panorama en que el espacio público ligado a la vivienda colectiva, prácticamente ha desaparecido, y el esfuerzo que se demanda al arquitecto se centra, en tejer a modo de encaje de bolillos, una fachada que envuelva un programa de vivienda, funcional y espacialmente obsoleto.SUMMARY In the air, is a journey to the first half of the twentieth century that will try to bring us to the freshness and opportunity of the corridor streets and gardens in the vertical city. It begins in 1909 in New York, with the publication in Life magazine of the Globe Tower, it approaches the Immeubles-Villas and Plan Obus for Algiers by Le Corbusier, and ends in 1952 with the project for the Golden Lane Estate residential complex in London, by A. and P. Smithson. Fragments for the vertical city that was constructed on paper, behind the mirror, parallel in time, but was very different from the real city, with the aim, inter alia, of integrating architecture and nature. These proposals continue to have great value today, in a scenario where the public space linked to the collective home has virtually disappeared, and the effort that is demanded of the architect focuses on weaving a facade like bobbin lace around a functionally and spatially obsolete housing

  12. Studies efficiency solar air collector

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    YORKIN SODIKOVICH ABBASOV; MIRSOLI ODILJANOVICH UZBEKOV

    2016-01-01

    The article presents an analysis of the existing solar air collectors. A description of the design and the results of experimental studies on the effectiveness of the solar air collector with an absorber of from metal shavings.

  13. Air Compliance Complaint Database (ACCD)

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    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency — THIS DATA ASSET NO LONGER ACTIVE: This is metadata documentation for the Region 7 Air Compliance Complaint Database (ACCD) which logs all air pollution complaints...

  14. Introduction to Indoor Air Quality

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    Jump to main content US EPA United States Environmental Protection Agency Search Search Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Share ... indoor air pollution. For this reason, it is important to pay attention to the time and place ...

  15. Air Markets Program Data (AMPD)

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    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency — The Air Markets Program Data tool allows users to search EPA data to answer scientific, general, policy, and regulatory questions about industry emissions. Air...

  16. Aluminum/air electrochemical cells

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    Wang, Lei; 王雷

    2014-01-01

    Aluminum (Al) is a very promising energy carrier given its high capacity and energy density, low cost, earth abundance and environmental benignity. The Al/air battery as a kind of metal/air electrochemical cell attracts tremendous attention. Traditional Al/air batteries suffer from the self-corrosion and related safety problems. In this work, three new approaches were investigated to tackle these challenges and to develop high-performance Al/air cells: (1) incorporate an additional hydrogen/a...

  17. Iron-Air Rechargeable Battery

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    Narayan, Sri R. (Inventor); Prakash, G.K. Surya (Inventor); Kindler, Andrew (Inventor)

    2014-01-01

    Embodiments include an iron-air rechargeable battery having a composite electrode including an iron electrode and a hydrogen electrode integrated therewith. An air electrode is spaced from the iron electrode and an electrolyte is provided in contact with the air electrode and the iron electrodes. Various additives and catalysts are disclosed with respect to the iron electrode, air electrode, and electrolyte for increasing battery efficiency and cycle life.

  18. Magnetoestratigrafía en una sucesión de loess/paleosuelos del Pleistoceno en Marcos Paz, provincia de Buenos Aires Magnetoestratigraphy in a Pleistocene loess-paleosoil sequence in Marcos Paz, Buenos Aires Province.

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    Juan Carlos Bidegain

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available Sedimentos del Cenozoico tardío expuestos en una cantera en las cercanías de la localidad de Marcos Paz, provincia de Buenos Aires, son estudiados desde el punto de vista estratigráfico y paleomagnético. La totalidad de la sucesión, a excepción del suelo actual, es de edad pleistocena y esta integrada por limos arcillosos algo arenosos y arenas finas. A partir del análisis de registros depositacionales y de las modificaciones postdepositacionales (paleosuelos se determinaron 11 unidades estratigráficas. Las unidades 1, 2 y 3 del tramo superior corresponden a Brunhes ( 0,78 Ma. La Magnetozona Matuyama contiene subzonas de polaridad normal que fueron asignadas a las Subcronozonas Jaramillo (0,99 Ma y Olduvai (1,9 Ma. En la base del perfil geológico (U10-U11, se determinaron niveles de polaridad reversa que se asignaron a Matuyama inferior (> 1,9 Ma. Los valores más elevados de susceptibilidad volumétrica corresponden a los materiales parentales menos pedogenizados (400 x 10-5 y los más bajos a los horizontes gley (20-30 x 10-5 Si. A partir de estos registros, se confirma la existencia de un modelo magnetoclimático de fuertes vientos atenuado por pedogénesis y meteorización, establecido en trabajos anteriores.Late Cenozoic sediments exposed in a quarry in the locality of Marcos Paz (Buenos Aires province are studied from a stratigraphic and paleomagnetic point of view. The whole sequence, with the exception of the recent soil, belongs to the Pleistocene and is integrated by clayey silts, partly sandy and also by a layer of fine sand. Eleven different depositional/postdepositional units, numbered from unit 1 to 11 downwards, were determined. The units 1, 2 and 3 at the upper part of the geological section should be assigned to Brunhes ( 0.78 Ma. Matuyama Magnetozone includes some subzones of normal polarity that should be assigned to the Subchron Jaramillo (0.99 Ma and to the Subchron Olduvai (1.9 Ma. The reverse polarity levels

  19. Hot Air Engines

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    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Invented in 1816, the hot-air engines have known significant commercial success in the nineteenth century, before falling into disuse. Nowadays they enjoy a renewed interest for some specific applications. The "hot-air engines" family is made up of two groups: Stirling engines and Ericsson engines. The operating principle of Stirling and Ericsson engines, their troubled history, their advantages and their niche applications are briefly presented, especially in the field of micro-combined heat and power, solar energy conversion and biomass energy conversion. The design of an open cycle Ericsson engine for solar application is proposed. A first prototype of the hot part of the engine has been built and tested. Experimental results are presented.

  20. Air transport system

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    Schmitt, Dieter

    2016-01-01

    The book addresses all major aspects to be considered for the design and operation of aircrafts within the entire transportation chain. It provides the basic information about the legal environment, which defines the basic requirements for aircraft design and aircraft operation. The interactions between  airport, air traffic management and the airlines are described. The market forecast methods and the aircraft development process are explained to understand the very complex and risky business of an aircraft manufacturer. The principles of flight physics as basis for aircraft design are presented and linked to the operational and legal aspects of air transport including all environmental impacts. The book is written for graduate students as well as for engineers and experts, who are working in aerospace industry, at airports or in the domain of transport and logistics.

  1. Aeromicrobiology/air quality

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    Andersen, Gary L.; Frisch, A.S.; Kellogg, Christina A.; Levetin, E.; Lighthart, Bruce; Paterno, D.

    2009-01-01

    The most prevalent microorganisms, viruses, bacteria, and fungi, are introduced into the atmosphere from many anthropogenic sources such as agricultural, industrial and urban activities, termed microbial air pollution (MAP), and natural sources. These include soil, vegetation, and ocean surfaces that have been disturbed by atmospheric turbulence. The airborne concentrations range from nil to great numbers and change as functions of time of day, season, location, and upwind sources. While airborne, they may settle out immediately or be transported great distances. Further, most viable airborne cells can be rendered nonviable due to temperature effects, dehydration or rehydration, UV radiation, and/or air pollution effects. Mathematical microbial survival models that simulate these effects have been developed.

  2. Pupils' Understanding of Air Pollution

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    Dimitriou, Anastasia; Christidou, Vasilia

    2007-01-01

    This paper reports on a study of pupils' knowledge and understanding of atmospheric pollution. Specifically, the study is aimed at identifying: 1) the extent to which pupils conceptualise the term "air pollution" in a scientifically appropriate way; 2) pupils' knowledge of air pollution sources and air pollutants; and 3) pupils' knowledge of air…

  3. Overview of Emerging Air Sensors

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    These slides will be presented at the 2014 National Ambient Air Monitoring Conference in Atlanta, GA during August 11-15, 2014. The goal is to provide an overview of air sensor technology and the audience will be primarily state air monitoring agencies and EPA Regions.

  4. Improving IAQ Via Air Filtration.

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    Monk, Brian

    1999-01-01

    Provides tips on using air filtration to control indoor air quality in educational facilities, including dedicated spaces with unique air quality conditions such as in libraries, museums and archival storage areas, kitchens and dining areas, and laboratories. The control of particulate contaminants, gaseous contaminants, and moisture buildup are…

  5. Air Pollution Primer. Revised Education.

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    Corman, Rena

    This revised and updated book is written to inform the citizens on the nature, causes, and effects of air pollution. It is written in terms familiar to the layman with the purpose of providing knowledge and motivation to spur community action on clean air policies. Numerous charts and drawings are provided to support discussion of air pollution…

  6. Fast Air Temperature Sensors

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    Hendricks, Elbert

    1998-01-01

    The note documents briefly work done on a newly developed sensor for making fast temperature measurements on the air flow in the intake ports of an SI engine and in the EGR input line. The work reviewed has been carried out in close cooperation with Civ. Ing. Michael Føns, the author (IAU......) and Spencer C. Sorenson (ET). The theory which decribes in detail the overall dynamic chracteristics of the sensor was developed at IAU, DTU....

  7. Air Conditioning Overflow Sensor

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    The Technology Transfer Office at Stennis Space Center helped a local inventor develop a prototype of an attachment for central air conditioners and heat pumps that helps monitor water levels to prevent condensation overflow. The sensor will indicate a need for drain line maintenance and prevent possible damage caused by drain pan water spillover. An engineer in the Stennis Space Center prototype Development Laboratory used SSC sensor technology in the development of the sensor.

  8. Air Cargo Security

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    2007-07-30

    passenger and all-cargo aircraft. The air cargo system consists of a large, complex distribution network linking manufacturers and shippers to freight...free transportation to San Jose, California. His only luggage was a guitar case that concealed hammers, mallets, a knife, and a spear gun. At the...authorities and airplane manufacturers study methods to mitigate the effects of in-flight explosions.76 The FAA has had a active research program in blast

  9. Dental Compressed Air Systems.

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    compressor ex- cept that the piston rings are made of a low friction material (usually a Teflon- composite ) The piston walls are oil-less and all friction... descal - ing. The water-cooled models are smaller, more efficient, and cause less heating of room air. Water-cooled aftercoolers must have an...dry to a dew point of -400C (-400 F). It has high adsorption capacity. (b) Silica Gel , which must be protected from liquid (usually by a layer of

  10. Clearing the Air

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    2011-01-01

    On November 8,seven Beijing residents,including a representative from a local environmental organization,were invited by the Beijing Municipal Environmental Protection Bureau (BMEPB)to visit its air-quality monitoring center,The visit was the first of a regular program of visits that will take 40 visitors to the center every Tuesday in hopes of giving them a betttr understanding of how airquality data are collected and analyzed.

  11. Air Consumption Analysis of Air-Jet Weaving

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    RAJ KUMAR KHIANI

    2016-07-01

    Full Text Available In Textile industry, production is mostly key concern for Industry owner. This always has attracted researchers and machines manufacturers to make new developments in process and machines. Air-jet is one of the leading and successful highest productive weaving machines. However, it is now well established that due to add of charges of compressed air, manufacturing cost of air-jet weaving machine is higher as compared with rapier and projectile weaving machines. This is why countries having energy issues do not prefer air-jet weaving machines comparing projectile weaving machines. In this regard, several researchers and machine manufacturers have continuously been working to improve the efficiency of air-jet weft insertion. However, industry practice is as important as design made by researchers. The aim of this research is to investigate the air consumption of air-jet weaving on industrial scale practice. In this study, five weaving machine of same manufacturer and model were selected. It was observed that despite of manufacturing same quality of fabric, air consumption was varying almost in all weaving machines. Conventionally, mill workers adopt hit and trial practice in weaving industry including airpressure setting which leads to variation of nozzle pressure. Main reason of disparity of air consumption in air-jet weaving machines may be variation of distance from compressor to weaving machines, number of joints, un-necessary valve opening and pipes leakages cause an increase of compressed air consumption.

  12. Enhancing indoor air quality –The air filter advantage

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    Vannan Kandi Vijayan

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Air pollution has become the world's single biggest environmental health risk, linked to around 7 million deaths in 2012 according to a recent World Health Organisation (WHO report. The new data further reveals a stronger link between, indoor and outdoor air pollution exposure and cardiovascular diseases, such as strokes and ischemic heart disease, as well as between air pollution and cancer. The role of air pollution in the development of respiratory diseases, including acute respiratory infections and chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases, is well known. While both indoor and outdoor pollution affect health, recent statistics on the impact of household indoor pollutants (HAP is alarming. The WHO factsheet on HAP and health states that 3.8 million premature deaths annually - including stroke, ischemic heart disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD and lung cancer are attributed to exposure to household air pollution. Use of air cleaners and filters are one of the suggested strategies to improve indoor air quality. This review discusses the impact of air pollutants with special focus on indoor air pollutants and the benefits of air filters in improving indoor air quality.

  13. Air System Information Management

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    Filman, Robert E.

    2004-01-01

    I flew to Washington last week, a trip rich in distributed information management. Buying tickets, at the gate, in flight, landing and at the baggage claim, myriad messages about my reservation, the weather, our flight plans, gates, bags and so forth flew among a variety of travel agency, airline and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) computers and personnel. By and large, each kind of information ran on a particular application, often specialized to own data formats and communications network. I went to Washington to attend an FAA meeting on System-Wide Information Management (SWIM) for the National Airspace System (NAS) (http://www.nasarchitecture.faa.gov/Tutorials/NAS101.cfm). NAS (and its information infrastructure, SWIM) is an attempt to bring greater regularity, efficiency and uniformity to the collection of stovepipe applications now used to manage air traffic. Current systems hold information about flight plans, flight trajectories, weather, air turbulence, current and forecast weather, radar summaries, hazardous condition warnings, airport and airspace capacity constraints, temporary flight restrictions, and so forth. Information moving among these stovepipe systems is usually mediated by people (for example, air traffic controllers) or single-purpose applications. People, whose intelligence is critical for difficult tasks and unusual circumstances, are not as efficient as computers for tasks that can be automated. Better information sharing can lead to higher system capacity, more efficient utilization and safer operations. Better information sharing through greater automation is possible though not necessarily easy.

  14. Air transparent soundproof window

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    Sang-Hoon Kim

    2014-11-01

    Full Text Available A soundproof window or wall which is transparent to airflow is presented. The design is based on two wave theories: the theory of diffraction and the theory of acoustic metamaterials. It consists of a three-dimensional array of strong diffraction-type resonators with many holes centered on each individual resonator. The negative effective bulk modulus of the resonators produces evanescent wave, and at the same time the air holes with subwavelength diameter existed on the surfaces of the window for macroscopic air ventilation. The acoustic performance levels of two soundproof windows with air holes of 20mm and 50mm diameters were measured. The sound level was reduced by about 30 - 35dB in the frequency range of 400 - 5,000Hz with the 20mm window, and by about 20 - 35dB in the frequency range of 700 - 2,200Hz with the 50mm window. Multi stop-band was created by the multi-layers of the window. The attenuation length or the thickness of the window was limited by background noise. The effectiveness of the soundproof window with airflow was demonstrated by a real installation.

  15. Nuevos registros de Hippidion (Mammalia, Perissodactyla en el Pleistoceno tardío de la provincia de Buenos Aires, Argentina

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    Prado, José Luis

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available This study describes two new skulls referred to Hippidion principale (Lund and vaRíous elements of the appendicular skeleton referred to H. devillei from two classic localities from Buenos Aires province: the Salado and Quequén Grande Rivers. For taxonomic identification of the appendicular remains was performed a multivariate analysis that included the metacarpals and phalanges described and several remains recorded in various locations in Argentina and Brazil. For the determination of the skulls was made a comparative study with other skulls from different localities. These data increasing the record of Hippidion in South America and provide new evidence about the chronological distribution of two species of Hippidion. One radiometric data was obtained by the method of AMS dating to the skull from Salado River (MHM-P54 about a 14C age 14120 ± 50 BP. In general, bearing sediments at both localities are referable to the Lujanian Age and the Biozone of Equus (Amerhippus neogeus.En este estudio se describen dos nuevos cráneos referidos a Hippidion principale (Lund y varios elementos del esqueleto apendicular referidos a H. devillei procedentes de dos localidades clásicas de la provincia de Buenos Aires, las márgenes de los ríos Salado y Quequén Grande. Para la identificación taxonómica de los restos apendiculares, se realizó un análisis multivariante en el que se incluyeron los metacarpianos y falanges descritos y los registrados en varias localidades de Argentina y Brasil. Para la determinación de los cráneos se realizó un estudio comparativo con otros cráneos de diversas localidades. Estos hallazgos incrementan el registro de Hippidion en América del Sur y aportan nuevas evidencias sobre la cronología de sus especies en Argentina. Se realizó una datación por AMS para el ejemplar de Río Salado (MHM-P54 que ha suministrado una edad 14C 14120 ± 50 BP. En general, los sedimentos portadores en ambas localidades son referibles a

  16. Relações entre tamanho de sedimentos erodidos, velocidade da enxurrada, rugosidade superficial criada pelo preparo e tamanho de agregados em solo submetido a diferentes manejos Relationships between size of eroded sediments, runoff velocity, surface roughness created by tillage, and size of aggregates in a soil submmited to different managements

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    Leandro Bochi da Silva Volk

    2009-10-01

    Full Text Available Vários fatores determinam a seletividade do processo de erosão hídrica pluvial no que se refere ao tamanho dos sedimentos transportados na enxurrada. Dentre eles, destacam-se a intensidade da chuva e da enxurrada a ela associada, a textura e o grau de consolidação da camada superficial do solo, a forma em que a erosão ocorre (entre sulcos, sulco ou voçoroca, a cobertura do solo por resíduos culturais, o microrrelevo do terreno ou a rugosidade superficial resultante do seu preparo e o tamanho e a estabilidade dos agregados do solo. Considerando isso, realizou-se este trabalho com o propósito de estabelecer relações quantitativas entre o índice D50 da distribuição de tamanho dos sedimentos erodidos, a velocidade da enxurrada, o índice IR da rugosidade superficial do solo criada pelo preparo e o diâmetro médio ponderado (DMP dos agregados do solo, em solo submetido a diferentes formas de manejo. O estudo foi desenvolvido em campo, na Estação Experimental Agronômica da Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (EEA/UFRGS, em Eldorado do Sul (RS, aplicando-se chuva simulada sobre um Argissolo Vermelho com textura francoargiloarenosa na camada superficial e declividade média de 0,115 m m-1. Esse solo havia sido submetido ao uso agrícola de diferentes modos (cultivos contínuo e interrompido, com diferentes sequências culturais (gramíneas e leguminosas de inverno e verão, implantadas em fileira, usando a técnica de semeadura direta, durante 7,5 anos (partindo da condição original de campo nativo. Efetuaram-se sete testes de erosão na pesquisa, cada um deles na intensidade constante de chuva de 63,5 mm h-1 e com duração de 1,5 h, usando o simulador de chuva de braços rotativos e parcelas experimentais com dimensões de 3,5 x 11,0 m cada uma. Os referidos testes de erosão foram realizados nas seguintes condições físicas de superfície do solo: (a solo não-mobilizado, com completa e nenhuma cobertura por res

  17. Solid-Sorbent Air Sampler

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    Galen, T. J.

    1986-01-01

    Portable unit takes eight 24-hour samples. Volatile organic compounds in air collected for analysis by portable, self-contained sampling apparatus. Sampled air drawn through sorbent material, commercial porous polymer of 2, 3-diphenyl-p-phenylene oxide. High-boiling-point organic compounds adsorbed onto polymer, while low-boiling-point organics pass through and returned to atmosphere. Sampler includes eight sample tubes filled with polymeric sorbent. Organic compounds in atmosphere absorbed when air pumped through sorbent. Designed for checking air in spacecraft, sampler adaptable to other applications as leak detection, gas-mixture analysis, and ambient-air monitoring.

  18. Air Risk Information Support Center

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    Shoaf, C.R.; Guth, D.J. [Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC (United States)

    1990-12-31

    The Air Risk Information Support Center (Air RISC) was initiated in early 1988 by the US Environmental Protection Agency`s (EPA) Office of Health and Environmental Assessment (OHEA) and the Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards (OAQPS) as a technology transfer effort that would focus on providing information to state and local environmental agencies and to EPA Regional Offices in the areas of health, risk, and exposure assessment for toxic air pollutants. Technical information is fostered and disseminated by Air RISCs three primary activities: (1) a {open_quotes}hotline{close_quotes}, (2) quick turn-around technical assistance projects, and (3) general technical guidance projects. 1 ref., 2 figs.

  19. Air Quality at Your Street

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    Jensen, Steen Solvang; Becker, Thomas; Ketzel, Matthias

    DTU Transport as well as data on travel speeds based on GPS data from SpeedMap from the Danish Road Directorate. Modelled concentrations have been compared to fixed regional, urban background and street air quality monitoring stations to assess uncertainties, and to model results from about 30 streets......Citizens are frequently concerned about the air quality where they live, where they go to work, where their children go to kindergarten or where they want to move to. Municipalities may also have an interest in location based air quality information e.g. in relation to screening of complaints from...... concerned citizents, or in the context of localization of institutions, etc. The purpose of the project ‘Air Quality at Your Street’ is to create interactive air quality maps on the internet using webGIS to illustrate the geographical variation of air quality in Denmark for selected health related air...

  20. Indoor Air Pollution (Environmental Health Student Portal)

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    Skip Navigation National Library of Medicine Environmental Health Student Portal Connecting Middle School Students to Environmental Health Information Menu Home Air Pollution Air Pollution Home Indoor Air Pollution Outdoor Air ...

  1. Efeito do tipo de sedimento na eficiência alimentar, crescimento e sobrevivência de Litopenaeus vannamei (Boone, 1931 - doi: 10.4025/actascibiolsci.v33i4.6134 Effect of sediment type on feed efficiency, growth and survival of Litopenaeus vannamei (Boone, 1931 - doi: 10.4025/actascibiolsci.v33i4.6134

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    Fúlvio Aurélio Morais Freire

    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available Este estudo avaliou o desempenho zootécnico do camarão marinho Litopenaeus vannamei em diferentes tipos de substratos não consolidados. Juvenis (0,97 ± 0,27 g foram aclimatados na densidade de 52 m-2, em 21 caixas de polietileno com biofiltros individuais, em um sistema fechado de filtração contínua, sendo submetidos aos tratamentos: 1 A = 25% silte + 25% argila + 25% areia muito fina + 25% areia fina; 2 B = 50% areia fina + 50% areia muito fina e 3 Controle = sem substrato, em um delineamento experimental completamente casualizado, com três tratamentos e sete repetições cada. Os animais foram alimentados com 12% da biomassa/dia com ração peletizada (35% de proteína bruta, ofertada em bandejas e parcelada em duas ofertas diárias (8 e 16h. O estudo teve duração de 48 dias, sendo avaliados: consumo aparente de ração, eficiência alimentar, taxa de crescimento específico, sobrevivência e ganho de peso. Foram acompanhados diariamente salinidade, pH, amônia e temperatura da água. A análise estatística dos dados se deu por meio dos testes Anova ou Kuskal-Wallis, em função da sua parametricidade. Não foram observadas diferenças significativas com relação aos fatores avaliados nas diferentes granulometrias de sedimento testadas, indicando que estas não exerceram influência sobre o desempenho zootécnico de L. vannamei juvenil.This study aimed to evaluate the zootechnical performance of Litopenaeus vannamei shrimp at different types of unconsolidated substrate. Juvenile shrimp (0.97 ± 0.27 g were acclimatized, in a stocking density of 52 m-2, to 21 polyethylene boxes (50 L connected individually to biofilters in a closed water exchange system. The animals were submitted to the treatments: 1 A = 25% silt + 25% clay + 25% very fine sand + 25% fine sand; 2 B = 50% fine sand + 50% very fine sand and 3 Control = no sediment, with seven replications each. Photoperiod was set on 12L: 12D. Shrimps were fed twice a day (at 08

  2. Community structure of the macroinfauna in the sediments below an intertidal mussel bed (Mytilus chilensis (Hupe of southern Chile Estructura comunitaria de la macroinfauna en los sedimentos bajo un banco intermareal de bivalvos (Mytilus chilensis (Hupe en el sur de Chile

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    2006-09-01

    poliquetos fue significativamente más alta en los sedimentos fuera del banco de bivalvos (estaciones tres, cuatro y cinco, en tanto que la contribución porcentual de los oligoquetos fue significativamente más alta en los sedimentos muestreados dentro del banco (estaciones uno y dos. No se registraron diferencias significativas en la contribución porcentual de los crustáceos peracáridos entre las distintas estaciones de muestreo. Los resultados gráficos del análisis de escalamiento multidimensional no métrico, mostraron que el ensamble de la macroinfauna de las estaciones localizadas dentro del banco de bivalvos difirió de aquellas localizadas fuera del mismo. Los resultados de los análisis de SIMPER y ANOSIM mostraron que la composición de la macroinfauna de las estaciones uno y dos fue significativamente disimilar (61-54 % a la de las estaciones ubicadas fuera del banco, cuyas composiciones faunísticas fueron similares. Los resultados gráficos del análisis de escalamiento multidimensional no métrico basado en las características sedimentológicas, mostraron que la mayoría de las réplicas de la estaciones uno y dos se separaron del resto de estaciones (i.e. aquellas localizadas fuera del banco. Los resultados del ANDEVA mostraron diferencias significativas para todas las variables sedimentológicas, excepto para el porcentaje de grava y tamaño medio de la partícula, observándose las diferencias más marcadas en la estación 1 (más bajos contenidos de arena y más altos contenidos de fango, agregados biogénicos y materia orgánica total. Los resultados de la rutina BIO-ENV, mostraron que el mejor ajuste entre la composición taxonómica de la macroinfauna y una variable sedimentológica, se alcanzó con el porcentaje de arena y fango. Se concluye, que los bancos de bivalvos de fondos sedimentarios del sur de Chile influyen significativamente sobre las características sedimentológicas y la estructura comunitaria de la macroinfauna, debido

  3. Comparison between Different Air Distribution Systems

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    Nielsen, Peter V.

    The aim of an air conditioning system is to remove excess heat in a room and replace room air with fresh air to obtain a high air quality. It is not sufficient to remove heat and contaminated air, it is also necessary to distribute and control the air movement in the room to create thermal comfort...

  4. Extensive air showers

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    Rao, M V S

    1997-01-01

    Ultrahigh energy cosmic rays carry information about their sources and the intervening medium apart from providing a beam of particles for studying certain features of high energy interactions currently inaccessible at man-made accelerators. They can at present be studied only via the extensive air showers (EAS's) they generate while passing through the Earth's atmosphere, since their fluxes are too low for the experiments of limited capability flown in balloons and satellites. The EAS is generated by a series of interactions of the primary cosmic ray and its progeny with the atmospheric nucle

  5. Solid sorbent air sampler

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    Galen, T. J.

    1986-04-01

    A fluid sampler for collecting a plurality of discrete samples over separate time intervals is described. The sampler comprises a sample assembly having an inlet and a plurality of discreet sample tubes each of which has inlet and outlet sides. A multiport dual acting valve is provided in the sampler in order to sequentially pass air from the sample inlet into the selected sample tubes. The sample tubes extend longitudinally of the housing and are located about the outer periphery thereof so that upon removal of an enclosure cover, they are readily accessible for operation of the sampler in an analysis mode.

  6. AIR VELOCITY SENSOR

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    潘本琛

    1992-01-01

    During the last twenty years there has been rapid progress in the use of automation in a wide range of industries,as well as in military, scientific application. However, the progress in the application of automatic control is often hindered by the lack of accurate, reliable measuring apparatus. An economic thermal couple air flow sensor with better linearity (accuracy is ±5% of full scale) has been successfully made at Trolex Ltd. Many other existing sensors fail in the application of industries because of non-linearity.

  7. Teatro al aire libre

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    Philippe Canac

    2016-11-01

    Full Text Available Siendo cada vez más frecuentes y numerosas las peregrinaciones a la basílica de Notre Dame, de Laus (Altos Alpes, su capacidad resultaba hace tiempo insuficiente para acoger a sus peregrinos. Este fue el motivo de crear, en un terreno situado ante el atrio de la basílica, un conjunto, que permitiese celebrar misas al aire libre, ceremonias litúrgicas o representaciones de teatro religioso y que dispusiese de todas las posibilidades para conseguir la libertad del juego escénico.

  8. Air Quality Monitoring Programme

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    Kemp, K.; Palmgren, F.

    The Danish Air Quality Monitoring Programme (LMP IV) has been revised in accordance with the Framework Directive and the first three daughter directives of SO2, NOx/NO2, PM10, lead, benzene, CO and ozone. PM10 samplers are under installation and the installation will be completed during 2002....... The PM10 results from 2000 are spares, only TSP are thus included in this report. The data sets for year 2000 is complete for many stations. The monitoring programme consists of 10 stations plus 2 extra stations under the Municipality of Copenhagen. The SO2 and lead levels are still decreasing and far...

  9. Ag-Air Service

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    1981-01-01

    Econ, Inc.'s agricultural aerial application, "ag-air," involves more than 10,000 aircraft spreading insecticides, herbicides, fertilizer, seed and other materials over millions of acres of farmland. Difficult for an operator to estimate costs accurately and decide what to charge or which airplane can handle which assignment most efficiently. Computerized service was designed to improve business efficiency in choice of aircraft and determination of charge rates based on realistic operating cost data. Each subscriber fills out a detailed form which pertains to his needs and then receives a custom-tailored computer printout best suited to his particular business mix.

  10. Air gun wounding and current UK laws controlling air weapons.

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    Bruce-Chwatt, Robert Michael

    2010-04-01

    Air weapons whether rifles or pistols are, potentially, lethal weapons. The UK legislation is complex and yet little known to the public. Hunting with air weapons and the laws controlling those animals that are permitted to be shot with air weapons is even more labyrinthine due to the legal power limitations on the possession of air weapons. Still relatively freely available by mail order or on the Internet, an increasing number of deaths have been reported from the misuse of air weapons or accidental discharges. Ammunition for air weapons has become increasingly sophisticated, effective and therefore increasingly dangerous if misused, though freely available being a mere projectile without a concomitant cartridge containing a propellant and an initiator.

  11. Nitrogen fluorescence in air for observing extensive air showers

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    Tsunesada Y.

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available Extensive air showers initiate the fluorescence emissions from nitrogen molecules in air. The UV-light is emitted isotropically and can be used for observing the longitudinal development of extensive air showers in the atmosphere over tenth of kilometers. This measurement technique is well-established since it is exploited for many decades by several cosmic ray experiments. However, a fundamental aspect of the air shower analyses is the description of the fluorescence emission in dependence on varying atmospheric conditions. Different fluorescence yields affect directly the energy scaling of air shower reconstruction. In order to explore the various details of the nitrogen fluorescence emission in air, a few experimental groups have been performing dedicated measurements over the last decade. Most of the measurements are now finished. These experimental groups have been discussing their techniques and results in a series of Air Fluorescence Workshops commenced in 2002. At the 8th Air Fluorescence Workshop 2011, it was suggested to develop a common way of describing the nitrogen fluorescence for application to air shower observations. Here, first analyses for a common treatment of the major dependences of the emission procedure are presented. Aspects like the contributions at different wavelengths, the dependence on pressure as it is decreasing with increasing altitude in the atmosphere, the temperature dependence, in particular that of the collisional cross sections between molecules involved, and the collisional de-excitation by water vapor are discussed.

  12. Nitrogen fluorescence in air for observing extensive air showers

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    Keilhauer, B.; Bohacova, M.; Fraga, M.; Matthews, J.; Sakaki, N.; Tameda, Y.; Tsunesada, Y.; Ulrich, A.

    2013-06-01

    Extensive air showers initiate the fluorescence emissions from nitrogen molecules in air. The UV-light is emitted isotropically and can be used for observing the longitudinal development of extensive air showers in the atmosphere over tenth of kilometers. This measurement technique is well-established since it is exploited for many decades by several cosmic ray experiments. However, a fundamental aspect of the air shower analyses is the description of the fluorescence emission in dependence on varying atmospheric conditions. Different fluorescence yields affect directly the energy scaling of air shower reconstruction. In order to explore the various details of the nitrogen fluorescence emission in air, a few experimental groups have been performing dedicated measurements over the last decade. Most of the measurements are now finished. These experimental groups have been discussing their techniques and results in a series of Air Fluorescence Workshops commenced in 2002. At the 8th Air Fluorescence Workshop 2011, it was suggested to develop a common way of describing the nitrogen fluorescence for application to air shower observations. Here, first analyses for a common treatment of the major dependences of the emission procedure are presented. Aspects like the contributions at different wavelengths, the dependence on pressure as it is decreasing with increasing altitude in the atmosphere, the temperature dependence, in particular that of the collisional cross sections between molecules involved, and the collisional de-excitation by water vapor are discussed.

  13. Air Traffic Flow Management

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    Ganu, Hrishikesh V

    2008-01-01

    Air Traffic Flow Management is the regulation of air traffic in order to avoid exceeding airport or flight sector capacity in handling traffic, and to ensure that available capacity is used efficiently. We have tried to explore the logic behind the claims by Bertsimas et.al about integral solutions to the LP relaxation of the Traffic Flow Management Problem(TFMP). Polyhedral theory only indicates that the stronger TFMP formulation of Bertsimas et.al might lead to integral solutions in some cases. Our computations indicate that the encouraging results reported by Bertsimas et.al are not merely fortuitous or due to their specific data set. Indeed, we found that the TFMP had integral solutions even in case of artificial data sets generated to include severe conflicts in the flight schedules. In our limited tests with 4-5 scenarios, we obtained non-integral solutions only once. This is of significant practical importance because, the LP relaxation can be solved even on small machines with low memory and processor...

  14. Managing Air in Olympic Cities

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    Qing W. Tian

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available The 21st century Olympic Agenda aims to align itself with the concept of sustainable development and has driven improved environmental quality in host cities, such as the Green Games in Sydney 2000 and the planned Beijing 2008 Games and in London 2012 as the Low Carbon Games. Air quality has long been a concern of Olympic mega-cities, although the air quality plans and strategies have often seemed short-lived and unsustainable in the long term. We have explored air quality data and air pollution control from seven Olympic cities: Mexico City, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Sydney and Athens and also Beijing and London which will host Olympic Games in near future. The study shows that despite a high altitude and air pollution problems, Mexico City had no clear environmental policy in place for the 1968 games. The characteristic smog of Los Angeles raised concerns about athletic performance at the Olympic Games of 1984, but there were limited efforts to tackle the ozone concentration during these games. The 1996 Atlanta Games represents a case where temporary public transport changes were used as a tactic to reduce air pollution. In Sydney a well planned sustainable strategy reduced air pollutants and CO2 emissions in 2000, but Athens' long efforts to improve air quality for the 2004 games were not wholly effective. Even where strategies proved successful the improvements in air quality seem short-lived. Current host cities Beijing and London are developing emission reduction plans. These have clear air quality objectives and are well intentioned. However, the improvements may be too narrow and may not be sustainable in the long term. Our analysis looks at the origins of success and failure and how more coherent improvements might be achieved and what would promote sustainable plans for air quality management at future games. The study illustrates the feedback between air pollution science and policy awareness.

  15. Material Transport with Air Jet

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    István Patkó

    2005-11-01

    Full Text Available In the field of industry, there are only a very few examples of material transportwith air jet, and one of these is the air jet loom. In this weaving technology, the weft (thetransversal yarn of the fabric is shot by air jet. This paper will set up the mathematicalmodel of yarn end movement. For a special case, I will specify a solution of the model.

  16. The Cost of Air Pollution

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    World Bank; Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation

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    The Cost of Air Pollution: Strengthening the economic case for action, a joint study of the World Bank and the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME), seeks to estimate the costs of premature deaths related to air pollution, to strengthen the case for action and facilitate decision making in the context of scarce resources. An estimated 5.5 million lives were lost in 2013 to diseases associated with outdoor and household air pollution, causing human suffering and reducing economic...

  17. Air and metal hydride battery

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    Lampinen, M.; Noponen, T. [Helsinki Univ. of Technology, Otaniemi (Finland). Lab. of Applied Thermodynamics

    1998-12-31

    The main goal of the air and metal hydride battery project was to enhance the performance and manufacturing technology of both electrodes to such a degree that an air-metal hydride battery could become a commercially and technically competitive power source for electric vehicles. By the end of the project it was possible to demonstrate the very first prototype of the air-metal hydride battery at EV scale, achieving all the required design parameters. (orig.)

  18. Avaliação de risco ambiental por contaminação metálica e material orgânico em sedimentos da bacia do Rio Aurá, Região Metropolitana de Belém - PA Evaluation of environmental risk by metallic contamination and organic compounds in sediments of the Aurá River basin, Belém, Pará - Brazil

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    Gilmar W. Siqueira

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available A bacia do Rio Aurá está situada na região metropolitana de Belém, entre os municípios de Belém e Ananindeua, onde a taxa populacional tem aumentado sem qualquer medida de controle social ou ambiental. A região é intensamente explorada, sendo que os principais problemas ambientais são o desmatamento, erosão, inundação, poluição e contaminação das águas, especialmente por metais pesados e compostos orgânicos. O comportamento geoquímico dos elementos Al, Fe, Mn, Cr, Ni e Cu e os teores de compostos orgânicos foram avaliados em 30 pontos de amostragem no período entre 2008 e 2010 nos sedimentos fluviais. O aterro sanitário não controlado localizado nas proximidades da bacia do Rio Aurá é responsável, em parte, pela contaminação dos sedimentos. O estresse ambiental é resultado das atividades antrópicas locais, que contribuem no transporte de material clástico contendo metais para o rio. As variáveis estudadas foram classificadas segundo mecanismos de transporte e fonte (autóctone ou alóctone. Os resultados demonstraram que a principal contribuição de íons Al e Fe foi o aterro sanitário; Mn e Ni vieram principalmente dos solos adjacentes; Cr foi modificado (III/VI por processo alobioquímico e Cu por processo bioinduzido.The Aurá River basin is situated in the Belém Metropolitan region, between the municipalities of Belém and Ananindeua, where the rate of population growth has increased without any social and environmental control. The region is intensely exploited and the more frequent environmental problems are deforestation, erosion, flooding, water pollution and contamination, especially by heavy metals and organic compounds (OC. Geochemistry behavior (Al, Fe, Mn, Cr, Ni and Cu and OC levels were determined in the 30 sampling sites between 2008 and 2010 in the bottom sediments of the river. There is an uncontrolled sanitary landfill situated at the north of the Aurá River responsible, in part, by the

  19. "Air embolism during fontan operation"

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    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available In patients with a right to left intracardiac shunt, air embolism results in an obligatory systemic embolization. Nonembolization of entrained air is described in a child with a single ventricle physiology who had earlier undergone bidirectional Glenn shunt construction and Damus-Kaye-Stansel anastomosis. The air entrainment was detected by intra-operative transesophageal echocardiography. The combined effect of a "diving bell" phenomenon and mild aortic valve regurgitation are suggested as the reasons for the confinement of air into the ventricle preventing catastrophic systemic embolization.

  20. [Air quality and climate change].

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    Loft, Steffen

    2009-10-26

    Air quality, health and climate change are closely connected. Ozone depends on temperature and the greenhouse gas methane from cattle and biomass. Pollen presence depends on temperature and CO2. The effect of climate change on particulate air pollution is complex, but the likely net effect is greater health risks. Reduction of greenhouse-gas emissions by reduced livestock production and use of combustion for energy production, transport and heating will also improve air quality. Energy savings in buildings and use of CO2 neutral fuels should not deteriorate indoor and outdoor air quality.

  1. Aerodynamical sealing by air curtains

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    Frank, Daria; Linden, Paul

    2015-11-01

    Air curtains are artificial high-velocity plane turbulent jets which are installed in a doorway in order to reduce the heat and the mass exchange between two environments. The performance of an air curtain is assessed in terms of the sealing effectiveness E, the fraction of the exchange flow prevented by the air curtain compared to the open-door situation. The main controlling parameter for air curtain dynamics is the deflection modulus Dm representing the ratio of the momentum flux of the air curtain and the transverse forces acting on it due to the stack effect. In this talk, we examine the influence of two factors on the performance of an air curtain: the presence of an additional ventilation pathway in the room, such as a small top opening, and the effects of an opposing buoyancy force which for example arises if a downwards blowing air curtain is heated. Small-scale experiments were conducted to investigate the E (Dm) -curve of an air curtain in both situations. We present both experimental results and theoretical explanations for our observations. We also briefly illustrate how simplified models developed for air curtains can be used for more complex phenomena such as the effects of wind blowing around a model building on the ventilation rates through the openings.

  2. Modern Air Situation Picture Display for Air Surveillance Radar Applications

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    M. Stamatović

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available We have developed a modern air situation picture display applicable in air surveillance radars. The display is based on commercial of-the-shelf hardware and custom software. This paper is focused on the details of the development process. Comparison with a similar commercially available product is given too.

  3. Colorado Air Quality Control Regulations and Ambient Air Quality Standards.

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    Regulations and standards relative to air quality control in Colorado are defined in this publication. Presented first are definitions of terms, a statement of intent, and general provisions applicable to all emission control regulations adopted by the Colorado Air Pollution Control Commission. Following this, three regulations are enumerated: (1)…

  4. Norma Primaria de calidad del aire AIR QUALITY STANDARD

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    PATRICIA MATUS C.

    2002-04-01

    Full Text Available Las normas primarias de calidad del aire tienen por finalidad proteger la salud de la población de la contaminación atmosférica. Ellas establecen un nivel de riesgo socialmente aceptado. Este artículo describe los antecedentes considerados durante el proceso de actualización de la regulación vigente en Chile. Detalla conceptos sobre la calidad del aire, describe los efectos en la salud de los contaminantes, y el procedimiento seguido para fijar los nuevos estándares Finaliza enumerando la norma primaria de calidad del aire, sus valores y los limites definidos para ser considerados en el ámbito de la gestión de los episodios críticos o de alta contaminaciónThe main purpose of air quality standards is to protect people health from air pollution. They establish a socially accepted level of risk. This article describes the background information considered during the process for updating the current Chilean regulation. Concepts about quality of air, and the effects of the pollutants on the health are described. The procedure followed to fix the new standards is detailed. Finally we state the primary air quality norm, its values as well as the critical limits in order to control critical events of high air pollution

  5. Reactive Air Aluminization

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    Choi, Jung-Pyung; Chou, Y. S.; Stevenson, Jeffry W.

    2011-10-28

    Ferritic stainless steels and other alloys are of great interest to SOFC developers for applications such as interconnects, cell frames, and balance of plant components. While these alloys offer significant advantages (e.g., low material and manufacturing cost, high thermal conductivity, and high temperature oxidation resistance), there are challenges which can hinder their utilization in SOFC systems; these challenges include Cr volatility and reactivity with glass seals. To overcome these challenges, protective coatings and surface treatments for the alloys are under development. In particular, aluminization of alloy surfaces offers the potential for mitigating both evaporation of Cr from the alloy surface and reaction of alloy constituents with glass seals. Commercial aluminization processes are available to SOFC developers, but they tend to be costly due to their use of exotic raw materials and/or processing conditions. As an alternative, PNNL has developed Reactive Air Aluminization (RAA), which offers a low-cost, simpler alternative to conventional aluminization methods.

  6. Indoor air pollution

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    Gold, D.R. (Channing Laboratory, Brigham and Women' s Hospital, Boston, MA (United States))

    1992-06-01

    This article summarizes the health effects of indoor air pollutants and the modalities available to control them. The pollutants discussed include active and passive exposure to tobacco smoke; combustion products of carbon monoxide; nitrogen dioxide; products of biofuels, including wood and coal; biologic agents leading to immune responses, such as house dust mites, cockroaches, fungi, animal dander, and urine; biologic agents associated with infection such as Legionella and tuberculosis; formaldehyde; and volatile organic compounds. An approach to assessing building-related illness and tight building' syndrome is presented. Finally, the article reviews recent data on hospital-related asthma and exposures to potential respiratory hazards such as antineoplastic agents, anesthetic gases, and ethylene oxide.88 references.

  7. Air Composition and Chemistry

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    Brimblecombe, Peter

    1996-01-01

    This book is about the atmosphere and humanity's influence on it. For this new edition, Brimblecombe has rewritten and updated much of the book. In the early chapters, he discusses the geochemical, biological and maritime sources of the trace gases. Next, he examines the chemistry of atmospheric gases, suspended particles, and rainfall. After dealing with the natural atmosphere, he examines the sources of air pollution and its effects, with all scenarios updated from the last edition. Scenarios include decline in health, damage to plants and animals, indoor pollution, and acid rain. The final chapters, also revised, are concerned with the chemistry and evolution of the atmospheres of the planets of the solar system. Students with an interest in chemistry and the environmental sciences will find this book highly valuable.

  8. de Buenos Aires

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    Joaquín Linne

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Esta investigación explora la situación de los cibercafés en la Ciudad de Buenos Aires y de su principalpoblación, los adolescentes de sectores populares. Aunque en los últimos años millones de adolescentes abandonaronestos espacios como consecuencia de la ampliación de la Internet hogareña, en sectores popularesmuchos adolescentes aún continúan asistiendo en busca de recreación lúdico-comunicativa, información eintegración social. La metodología utilizada consiste en 40 entrevistas en profundidad, observaciones participantesy análisis de contenido de perfiles de Facebook (n: 200. Entre los resultados, se destaca que lasprincipales prácticas de estos adolescentes son comunicativas y que estos espacios funcionan para ellos comoherramientas de alfabetización digital, sociabilidad entre pares e inclusión ciudadana.

  9. Metal hydride air conditioner

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    YANG; Ke; DU; Ping; LU; Man-qi

    2005-01-01

    The relationship among the hydrogen storage properties, cycling characteristics and thermal parameters of the metal hydride air conditioning systems was investigated. Based on a new alloy selection model, three pairs of hydrogen storage alloys, LaNi4.4 Mn0.26 Al0.34 / La0.6 Nd0.4 Ni4.8 Mn0.2 Cu0. 1, LaNi4.61Mn0. 26 Al0.13/La0.6 Nd0.4 Ni4.8 Mn0.2 Cu0. 1 and LaNi4.61 Mn0.26 Al0.13/La0.6 Y0.4 Ni4.8 Mn0. 2, were selected as the working materials for the metal hydride air conditioning system. Studies on the factors affecting the COP of the system showed that higher COP and available hydrogen content need the proper operating temperature and cycling time,large hydrogen storage capacity, flat plateau and small hysterisis of hydrogen alloys, proper original input hydrogen content and mass ratio of the pair of alloys. It also needs small conditioning system was established by using LaNi4.61 Mn0.26 Al0. 13/La0.6 Y0.4 Ni4.8 Mn0.2 alloys as the working materials, which showed that under the operating temperature of 180℃/40℃, a low temperature of 13℃ was reached, with COP =0.38 and Wnet =0.09 kW/kg.

  10. 77 FR 12524 - Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Indiana; Lead Ambient Air Quality...

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    2012-03-01

    ... Ambient Air Quality Standards AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Proposed rule...) under the Clean Air Act (CAA). This submittal incorporates the National Ambient Air Quality...

  11. Air Leakage Rates in Typical Air Barrier Assemblies

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    Hun, Diana E. [Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States); Atchley, Jerald Allen [Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States); Childs, Phillip W. [Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)

    2016-11-01

    Estimates for 2010 indicate that infiltration in residential buildings was responsible for 2.85 quads of energy (DOE 2014), which is about 3% of the total energy consumed in the US. One of the mechanisms being implemented to reduce this energy penalty is the use of air barriers as part of the building envelope. These technologies decrease airflow through major leakage sites such as oriented strand board (OSB) joints, and gaps around penetrations (e.g., windows, doors, pipes, electrical outlets) as indicated by Hun et al. (2014). However, most air barrier materials do not properly address leakage spots such as wall-to-roof joints and wall-to-foundation joints because these are difficult to seal, and because air barrier manufacturers usually do not provide adequate instructions for these locations. The present study focuses on characterizing typical air leakage sites in wall assemblies with air barrier materials.

  12. Air Pollution Control, Part I.

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    Strauss, Werner, Ed.

    Authoritative reviews in seven areas of current importance in air pollution control are supplied in this volume, the first of a two-part set. Titles contained in this book are: "Dispersion of Pollutants Emitted into the Atmosphere,""The Formation and Control of Oxides of Nitrogen in Air Pollution,""The Control of Sulfur Emissions from Combustion…

  13. Screening in humid air plasmas

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    Filippov, Anatoly; Derbenev, Ivan; Dyatko, Nikolay; Kurkin, Sergey

    2016-09-01

    Low temperature air plasmas containing H2O molecules are of high importance for atmospheric phenomena, climate control, biomedical applications, surface processing, and purification of air and water. Humid air plasma created by an external ionization source is a good model of the troposphere where ions are produced by the galactic cosmic rays and decay products of air and soil radioactive elements such as Rn222. The present paper is devoted to study the ionic composition and the screening in an ionized humid air at atmospheric pressure and room temperature. The ionization rate is varied in the range of 101 -1018 cm-3s-1. The humid air with 0 - 1 . 5 % water admixture that corresponds to the relative humidity of 0 - 67 % at the air temperature equal to 20°C is considered. The ionic composition is determined on the analysis of more than a hundred processes. The system of 41 non-steady state particle number balance equations is solved using the 4th order Runge-Kutta method. The screening of dust particle charge in the ionized humid air are studied within the diffusion-drift approach. The screening constants are well approximated by the inverse Debye length and characteristic lengths of recombination and attachment processes. This work was supported by the Russian Science Foundation, Project No. 16-12-10424.

  14. Ozone as an air pollutant

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    Berg, Rolf W.

    1996-01-01

    A Danish new book on ozone as an air pollutant has been reviewed. The Book is "Ozon som luftforurening" by Jes Fenger, Published by "Danmarks Miljøundersøgelser, 1995.......A Danish new book on ozone as an air pollutant has been reviewed. The Book is "Ozon som luftforurening" by Jes Fenger, Published by "Danmarks Miljøundersøgelser, 1995....

  15. Human preference for air movement

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    Toftum, Jørn; Melikov, Arsen Krikor; Tynel, A.;

    2002-01-01

    Human preference for air movement was studied at slightly cool, neutral, and slightly warm overall thermal sensations and at temperatures ranging from 18 deg.C to 28 deg.C. Air movement preference depended on both thermal sensation and temperature, but large inter-individual differences existed...

  16. A Breath of Fresh Air

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    Belew, Rachel

    2011-01-01

    One of the most important aspects of a healthy school--and one that, unfortunately, often falls by the wayside--is indoor air quality. The U.S. Government Accountability Office estimates that more than 15,000 schools nationwide report suffering from poor indoor air quality. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, schools with poor…

  17. Mind Your Indoor Air Quality

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    Mak, Lily

    2012-01-01

    When it comes to excelling in the classroom, it turns out the air students are breathing is just as important as the lessons they are learning. Studies show poor indoor air quality (IAQ) can lessen the comfort of students as well as staff--affecting concentration, attendance and student performance. It can even lead to lower IQs. What's more, poor…

  18. Vehicles and Particulate Air Pollution

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    2000-01-01

    The current scene relating to particles and vehicular emissions in UK is reviewed. The active research topics are health effects of particles, particle size and composition, modeling the fate of particles and assessing individual exposure. There is a National Air Quality Strategy combined with local air quality management which includes monitoring and assessment, dispersion modeling and development of management plans.

  19. Cylindrical air flow reversal barrier

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    Woznica, C.; Rodziewicz, M.

    1988-06-01

    Describes an innovative design introduced in the ZMP mine in Zory for quick reversal of ventilation air flow. Geologic mining conditions at the 705 m deep horizon, where the barrier was built, are described. According to the design used until now, a reversal system consisted of safety barriers, ventilation air locks, a ventilation bridge and stopping needed in case of a fire when air flow direction must be reversed. Nine air locks and an expensive concrete ventilation bridge were needed and the air locks had to be operated at 8 points of the region to effect reversal. The new design consists of a 2-storey cylindrical barrier which also fulfills the function of a ventilation bridge. It can be manually or remotely operated by a mechanical or pneumatic system. Tests showed that the new barrier permits immediate air flow reversal while retaining 60% of the original air, which is important in the case of fire and methane hazards. It permits improved seam panelling and splitting of pillars and brings an economy of about 40 million zlotys in construction cost. Design and operation of the barrier is illustrated and ventilation air circulation is explained. 7 figs.

  20. Protective supplied breathing air garment

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    Childers, Edward L.; von Hortenau, Erik F.

    1984-07-10

    A breathing air garment for isolating a wearer from hostile environments containing toxins or irritants includes a suit and a separate head protective enclosure or hood engaging a suit collar in sealing attachment. The hood and suit collar are cylindrically shaped and dimensioned to enable the wearer to withdraw his hands from the suit sleeves to perform manual tasks within the hood interior. Breathing air is supplied from an external air line with an air delivery hose attached to the hood interior. The hose feeds air into an annular halo-like fiber-filled plenum having spaced discharge orifices attached to the hood top wall. A plurality of air exhaust/check valves located at the suit extremities cooperate with the hood air delivery system to provide a cooling flow of circulating air from the hood throughout the suit interior. A suit entry seal provided on the suit rear torso panel permits access into the suit and is sealed with an adhesive sealing flap.