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  1. New berkelium isotope: 242Bk

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    A new isotope of berkelium, 242Bk, was produced with a cross section of approx. 10 μb in reactions of boron on uranium and nitrogen on thorium. It decays by electron capture with a half-life of 7 +- 1.3 minutes. The branching ratio for this isotope for alpha decay is less than 1% and that for spontaneous fission is less than 0.03%. 2 figures, 2 tables

  2. Characterization of berkelium(III) dipicolinate and borate compounds in solution and the solid state.

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    Silver, Mark A; Cary, Samantha K; Johnson, Jason A; Baumbach, Ryan E; Arico, Alexandra A; Luckey, Morgan; Urban, Matthew; Wang, Jamie C; Polinski, Matthew J; Chemey, Alexander; Liu, Guokui; Chen, Kuan-Wen; Van Cleve, Shelley M; Marsh, Matthew L; Eaton, Teresa M; van de Burgt, Lambertus J; Gray, Ashley L; Hobart, David E; Hanson, Kenneth; Maron, Laurent; Gendron, Frédéric; Autschbach, Jochen; Speldrich, Manfred; Kögerler, Paul; Yang, Ping; Braley, Jenifer; Albrecht-Schmitt, Thomas E

    2016-08-26

    Berkelium is positioned at a crucial location in the actinide series between the inherently stable half-filled 5f(7) configuration of curium and the abrupt transition in chemical behavior created by the onset of a metastable divalent state that starts at californium. However, the mere 320-day half-life of berkelium's only available isotope, (249)Bk, has hindered in-depth studies of the element's coordination chemistry. Herein, we report the synthesis and detailed solid-state and solution-phase characterization of a berkelium coordination complex, Bk(III)tris(dipicolinate), as well as a chemically distinct Bk(III) borate material for comparison. We demonstrate that berkelium's complexation is analogous to that of californium. However, from a range of spectroscopic techniques and quantum mechanical calculations, it is clear that spin-orbit coupling contributes significantly to berkelium's multiconfigurational ground state. PMID:27563098

  3. 27 CFR 44.254 - Shipping containers.

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    2010-04-01

    ... 27 Alcohol, Tobacco Products and Firearms 2 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Shipping containers. 44.254 Section 44.254 Alcohol, Tobacco Products and Firearms ALCOHOL AND TOBACCO TAX AND TRADE BUREAU... Requirements § 44.254 Shipping containers. Each shipping case, crate, or other container, in which cigars...

  4. 7 CFR 254.5 - Household eligibility.

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    2010-01-01

    ... 7 Agriculture 4 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Household eligibility. 254.5 Section 254.5 Agriculture Regulations of the Department of Agriculture (Continued) FOOD AND NUTRITION SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE... 253.7. (b) Urban places. No household living in an urban place in Oklahoma shall be eligible for...

  5. 36 CFR 254.10 - Bargaining; arbitration.

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    2010-07-01

    ... 36 Parks, Forests, and Public Property 2 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Bargaining; arbitration. 254... LANDOWNERSHIP ADJUSTMENTS Land Exchanges § 254.10 Bargaining; arbitration. (a) Unless the parties to an exchange... exchange, the appraisal(s), at the initiative of either party, must be submitted to arbitration, unless,...

  6. 48 CFR 53.303-DD-254 - Department of Defense DD Form 254, Contract Security Classification Specification.

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    2010-10-01

    ... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 2 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Department of Defense DD Form 254, Contract Security Classification Specification. 53.303-DD-254 Section 53.303-DD-254 Federal... Illustrations of Forms 53.303-DD-254 Department of Defense DD Form 254, Contract Security...

  7. Oxidation-reduction properties of americium, curium, berkelium, californium, einsteinium and fermium, and thermodynamic consequences for the 5f series

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    The amalgamation of 5f elements from Am to Fm has been studied by using 241Am, 244Cm, 249Bk, 249Cf, 252Cf, 253Es, 254Es, 252Fm and 255Fm with two electrochemical methods, radiocoulometry and radiopolarography, perfectly adapted to investigate extremely diluted solutions when the concentration of electroactive species is as low as 10-16M. The theory of radiocoulometry has been developed in the general cases of reversible and irreversible electrode process. It has been used to interpret the experimental data on the kinetic curves of amalgamation, and to estimate the standard rate constant of the electrode process in complexing medium (citric). On the other hand the radiopolarographic method has been applied to study the mechanism of reduction at the dropping mercury electrode of cations M3+ in aqueous medium to the metal M with formation of amalgam. The results are exploited into two directions: 1- Acquisition of some data concerning the oxidation-reduction properties of elements from Am to Fm. Therefore the standard electrode E0 [M(III-0)] potentials for Bk, Cf and Es, and the standard electrode E0 [M(II-0)] potential for Fm are estimated and the relative stability of each oxidation state (from II to VII) of 5f elements is discussed; 2- Acquisition of unknown thermodynamic data on transcalifornium elements. Correlations between 4f and 5f elements are precised and some divergences appear for the second half of 4f and 5f series (i.e. for 65<=Z<=71 and 97<=Z<=103)

  8. 7 CFR 868.254 - Broken kernels determination.

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    2010-01-01

    ... 7 Agriculture 7 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Broken kernels determination. 868.254 Section 868.254 Agriculture Regulations of the Department of Agriculture (Continued) GRAIN INSPECTION, PACKERS AND STOCKYARD... Governing Application of Standards § 868.254 Broken kernels determination. Broken kernels shall...

  9. 36 CFR 254.42 - Valuation of tracts.

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    2010-07-01

    ... 36 Parks, Forests, and Public Property 2 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Valuation of tracts. 254.42 Section 254.42 Parks, Forests, and Public Property FOREST SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE LANDOWNERSHIP ADJUSTMENTS Conveyance of Small Tracts § 254.42 Valuation of tracts. (a) Approximately equal value shall...

  10. 42 CFR 403.254 - Calculation of premiums.

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    2010-10-01

    ... 42 Public Health 2 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Calculation of premiums. 403.254 Section 403.254... Ratio Provisions § 403.254 Calculation of premiums. (a) General provisions. To calculate the amount of “premiums”, calculate the present value on the initial calculation date of expected earned premiums for...

  11. A multidetector scintillation camera with 254 channels

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    Sveinsdottir, E; Larsen, B; Rommer, P;

    1977-01-01

    A computer-based scintillation camera has been designed for both dynamic and static radionuclide studies. The detecting head has 254 independent sodium iodide crystals, each with a photomultiplier and amplifier. In dynamic measurements simultaneous events can be recorded, and 1 million total counts...... per second can be accommodated with less than 0.5% loss in any one channel. This corresponds to a calculated deadtime of 5 nsec. The multidetector camera is being used for 133Xe dynamic studies of regional cerebral blood flow in man and for 99mTc and 197 Hg static imaging of the brain....

  12. 40 CFR 180.254 - Carbofuran; tolerances for residues.

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    2010-07-01

    ... inadvertent residues. Editorial Note: For Federal Register citations affecting § 180.254, see the List of CFR... 40 Protection of Environment 23 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Carbofuran; tolerances for residues... § 180.254 Carbofuran; tolerances for residues. (a) General. Tolerances are established for the...

  13. 36 CFR 254.1 - Scope and applicability.

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    2010-07-01

    ...-521i) (36 CFR part 254, subpart C), and as otherwise noted. These rules also apply to other methods of... to all applicable exchange laws, except the cash equalization provisions of the Sisk Act of...

  14. 7 CFR 1220.254 - Patents, copyrights, inventions, and publications.

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    2010-01-01

    ... 7 Agriculture 10 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Patents, copyrights, inventions, and publications... Miscellaneous § 1220.254 Patents, copyrights, inventions, and publications. (a) Any patents, copyrights..., franchising, or other uses of such patents, copyrights, inventions, or publications, inure to the benefit...

  15. 40 CFR 265.254 - Design and operating requirements.

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    2010-07-01

    ... DISPOSAL FACILITIES Waste Piles § 265.254 Design and operating requirements. The owner or operator of each... waste pile unit on which construction commences after July 29, 1992, and each such replacement of an existing waste pile unit that is to commence reuse after July 29, 1992 must install two or more liners...

  16. 24 CFR 221.254 - Mortgage insurance premiums.

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    2010-04-01

    ... 24 Housing and Urban Development 2 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Mortgage insurance premiums. 221... Cost Homes § 221.254 Mortgage insurance premiums. (a) All of the provisions of §§ 203.260 through 203.295 of this chapter relating to mortgage insurance premiums shall apply to mortgages insured...

  17. 47 CFR 1.254 - Nature of the hearing; burden of proof.

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    2010-10-01

    ... 47 Telecommunication 1 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Nature of the hearing; burden of proof. 1.254 Section 1.254 Telecommunication FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION GENERAL PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE Hearing Proceedings Hearing and Intermediate Decision § 1.254 Nature of the hearing; burden of proof. Any hearing...

  18. Ozone and UV254 radiation for municipal wastewater disinfection.

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    Blatchley, Ernest R; Weng, Shihchi; Afifi, Mehrnaz Zare; Chiu, Hsiao-Han; Reichlin, Douglas B; Jousset, Stéphane; Erhardt, Richard S

    2012-11-01

    Bench-scale experiments were conducted with municipal wastewater effluent samples to examine the feasibility of combined application of ozone and ultraviolet (UV) radiation for disinfection. Effluent samples displayed rapid initial ozone demand, which promotes ozone transfer but diminishes disinfection efficacy. Ozone doses up to 10 mg/L yielded only trace quantities of residual ozone; despite the fact that initial ozone demand was never exceeded, quantifiable (though variable) inactivation of E. coli was observed, along with modest improvements of UV transmittance. Results from collimated beam experiments demonstrated that compliance with effluent discharge permit limitations could be achieved consistently with a UV254 dose of 12.4 mJ/cm2 at a pre-ozonation dose of 2 to 3 mg/L. In the absence of pre-ozonation, consistent compliance was observed at a UV dose of 16.5 mJ/cm2. No evidence of synergism between ozone and UV254 radiation was found in the measured inactivation responses of E. coli.

  19. Exploring the stability of super heavy elements: First Measurement of the Fission Barrier of 254No

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    Henning G.

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available The gamma-ray multiplicity and total energy emitted by the heavy nucleus 254No have been measured at 2 different beam energies. From these measurements, the initial distributions of spin I and excitation energy E∗ of 254No were constructed. The distributions display a saturation in excitation energy, which allows a direct determination of the fission barrier. 254No is the heaviest shell-stabilized nucleus with a measured fission barrier.

  20. 30 CFR 254.46 - Whom do I notify if an oil spill occurs?

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    2010-07-01

    ... 30 Mineral Resources 2 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Whom do I notify if an oil spill occurs? 254.46... Outer Continental Shelf Facilities § 254.46 Whom do I notify if an oil spill occurs? (a) You must immediately notify the National Response Center (1-800-424-8802) if you observe: (1) An oil spill from...

  1. 37 CFR 2.54 - Requirements for drawings submitted on paper.

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    2010-07-01

    ... submitted on paper. 2.54 Section 2.54 Patents, Trademarks, and Copyrights UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK... drawings submitted on paper. The drawing must meet the requirements of § 2.52. In addition, in a paper submission, the drawing should: (a) Be on non-shiny white paper that is separate from the application; (b)...

  2. 48 CFR 53.204-1 - Safeguarding classified information within industry (DD Form 254, DD Form 441).

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    2010-10-01

    ... information within industry (DD Form 254, DD Form 441). 53.204-1 Section 53.204-1 Federal Acquisition....204-1 Safeguarding classified information within industry (DD Form 254, DD Form 441). The following... specified in subpart 4.4 and the clause at 52.204-2: (a) DD Form 254 (Department of Defense (DOD)),...

  3. SMO254材料在硫酸镍生产工艺中的应用%Application of SMO254 in Nickel Sulphate Production Process

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    侯琼英; 龙梅; 李伟

    2008-01-01

    针对硫酸镍生产中板式换热器板片腐蚀严重的问题,通过对板式换热器几种材质板片耐腐蚀性能的分析与试验,选用SMO254材料取代原C-276材料,延长了板式换热器的板片寿命,降低了生产成本.

  4. Rotational properties of $^{252, 253, 254}$No. Influence of pairing correlations

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    Duguet, T.; Bonche, P.; Heenen, P. -H.

    2000-01-01

    Rotational bands of $^{252, 253, 254}$No and the fission barriers of $^{254}$No at spin 0$\\hbar$ and 20$\\hbar$ are calculated with the Hartree-Fock-Bogolyubov theory and the Lipkin-Nogami approximate particle number projection. The SLy4 Skyrme force is used in the particle-hole channel. A zero-range force with and without density-dependence is used in the particle-particle channel. The experimental ground state deformation (${\\cal{Q}}_{20}$ = 32.8 b) is reproduced as well as the increase of t...

  5. Reductive degradation of perfluoroalkyl compounds with aquated electrons generated from iodide photolysis at 254 nm

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    Park, Hyunwoong; vecitis, Chad D.; Cheng, Jie; Dalleska, Nathan F; Mader, Brian T.; Hoffmann, Michael R.

    2011-01-01

    The perfluoroalkyl compounds (PFCs), perfluoroalkyl sulfonates (PFXS) and perfluoroalkyl carboxylates (PFXA) are environmentally persistent and recalcitrant towards most conventional water treatment technologies. Here, we complete an in depth examination of the UV-254 nm production of aquated electrons during iodide photolysis for the reductive defluorination of six aquated perfluoroalkyl compounds (PFCs) of various headgroup and perfluorocarbon tail length. Cyclic voltammograms (CV) show tha...

  6. 30 CFR 250.254 - What mitigation measures information must accompany the DPP or DOCD?

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    2010-07-01

    ... 30 Mineral Resources 2 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false What mitigation measures information must... Information Contents of Development and Production Plans (dpp) and Development Operations Coordination Documents (docd) § 250.254 What mitigation measures information must accompany the DPP or DOCD? (a) If...

  7. 6 CFR 25.4 - Designation of qualified anti-terrorism technologies.

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    2010-01-01

    ... 6 Domestic Security 1 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Designation of qualified anti-terrorism... REGULATIONS TO SUPPORT ANTI-TERRORISM BY FOSTERING EFFECTIVE TECHNOLOGIES § 25.4 Designation of qualified anti-terrorism technologies. (a) General. The Under Secretary may Designate as a Qualified...

  8. Thinking of Programme and Design of Tianjin Hospital No 254%天津第254医院规划设计的思考

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    闻大全

    2008-01-01

    介绍了在天津第254医院规划设计招标中前三名设计单位的方案;通过对投标方案的比较和分析,论述了加强对医院建筑规划设计的认识,重视利用规划用地的自然环境和相关条件,为患者创造一个治疗、休养的宜人室外环境的重要意义.

  9. Coulomb dissociation of {sup 8}B at 254 A MeV

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    Suemmerer, K.; Boue, F.; Baumann, T.; Geissel, H.; Hellstroem, M.; Koczon, P.; Schwab, E.; Schwab, W.; Senger, P.; Surowiecz, A. [Gesellschaft fuer Schwerionenforschung (GSI), Darmstadt (Germany); Iwasa, N.; Ozawa, A. [Gesellschaft fuer Schwerionenforschung (GSI), Darmstadt (Germany)]|[RIKEN Institute of Physical and Chemical Research, Saitama (Japan); Surowka, G. [Gesellschaft fuer Schwerionenforschung (GSI), Darmstadt (Germany)]|[Jagiellonian Univ., Krakow (Poland). Inst. of Physics; Blank, B.; Czajkowski, S.; Marchand, C.; Pravikoff, M.S. [Centre d`Etudes Nucleaires de Bordeaux-Gradignan, 33 (France); Foerster, A.; Lauer, F.; Oeschler, H.; Speer, J.; Sturm, C.; Uhlig, F.; Wagner, A. [Technische Univ. Darmstadt (Germany); Gai, M. [Connecticut Univ., Storrs, CT (United States). Dept. of Physics; Grosse, E. [Inst. fuer Kern- und Hadronenphysik, Forschungszentrum Rossendorf, Dresden (Germany); Kohlmeyer, B. [Philipps Univ., Marburg (Germany). Fachbereich Physik; Kulessa, R.; Walus, W. [Jagiellonian Univ., Krakow (Poland). Inst. of Physics; Motobayashi, T. [Rikkyo Univ., Tokyo (Japan). Dept. of Physics; Teranishi, T. [RIKEN Institute of Physical and Chemical Research, Saitama (Japan)

    1998-06-01

    As an alternative method for determining the astrophysical S-factor for the {sup 7}Be(p,{gamma}){sup 8}B reaction we have measured the Coulomb dissociation of {sup 8}B at 254 A MeV. From our preliminary results, we obtain good agreement with both the accepted direct-reaction measurements and the low-energy Coulomb dissociation study of Iwasa et al. performed at about 50 A MeV. (orig.)

  10. Stability of 248-254^Cf isotopes against alpha and cluster radioactivity

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    Santhosh, K. P.; Biju, R. K.

    2013-01-01

    Stability of 248-254^Cf nuclei against alpha and cluster emission is studied within our Coulomb and proximity potential model (CPPM). It is found that these nuclei are stable against light clusters (except alpha particle) and instable against heavy cluster emissions. For heavy cluster emissions the daughter nuclei lead to doubly magic 208^Pb or neighbouring one. The effect of quadrapole and hexadecapole deformations of parent nuclei, daughter nuclei and emitted cluster on half lives are also ...

  11. 《中图法》第5版G254类目体系浅议%Discussion on Classification System of G254 in The Fifth Edition of Chinese Library Clas-sification

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    尚新丽; 陈镁铧

    2016-01-01

    By comparing the fifth and fourth edition of the G254 classification system,the article makes a survey on the OPAC of Na-tional Library of China, then analyzes some problems in the classification system, finally it proposes some ideas and suggestion to solve the problems.%通过对《中图法》第5版与第4版 G254类目体系的比较及对国家图书馆馆藏目录 G254文献的调查、分析,发现《中图法》第5版G254类目体系中存在类目设置不合理问题,提出了整合的思路和解决问题的建议。

  12. Stability of trans-fermium elements at high spin: Measuring the fission barrier of 254No

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    Super heavy nuclei provide opportunities to study nuclear structure near three simultaneous limits: in charge Z, spin I and excitation energy E*. These nuclei exist only because of a fission barrier, created by shell effects. It is therefore important to determine the fission barrier and its spin dependence Bf(I), which gives information on the shell energy E(shell)(I). Theoretical calculations predict different fission barrier heights from Bf(I = 0) = 6.8 MeV for a macro-microscopic model to 8.7 MeV for Density Functional Theory calculations using the Gogny or Skyrme interactions. Hence, a measurement of Bf provides a test for theories.To investigate the fission barrier, an established method is to measure the rise of fission with excitation energy, characterized by the ratio of decay widths Γ(fission)/Γ(total), using transfer reactions. However, for heavy elements such as 254No, there is no suitable target for a transfer reaction. We therefore rely on the complementary decay widths ratio Γγ/Γ(fission) and its spin dependence, deduced from the entry distribution (I, E*).Measurements of the gamma-ray multiplicity and total energy for 254No have been performed with beam energies of 219 and 223 MeV in the reaction 208Pb(48Ca,2n) at ATLAS (Argonne Tandem Linac Accelerator System). The 254No gamma rays were detected using the Gammasphere array as a calorimeter - as well as the usual high resolution γ-ray detector. Coincidences with evaporation residues at the Fragment Mass Analyzer focal plane separated 254No gamma rays from those from fission fragments, which are ≥ 106 more intense. From this measurement, the entry distribution - i.e. the initial distribution of I and E* - is constructed. Each point (I,E*) of the entry distribution is a point where gamma decay wins over fission and, therefore, gives information on the fission barrier. The measured entry distributions show an increase in the maximum spin and excitation energy from 219 to 223 MeV of beam energy

  13. Kinetics and mechanism investigation on the destruction of oxytetracycline by UV-254nm activation of persulfate.

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    Liu, Yiqing; He, Xuexiang; Fu, Yongsheng; Dionysiou, Dionysios D

    2016-03-15

    Oxytetracycline (OTC), an important broad-spectrum antibiotic, has been detected extensively in various environmental systems, which may have a detrimental impact on ecosystem and human health through the development of drug resistant bacteria and pathogens. In this study, the degradation of OTC was evaluated by UV-254nm activated persulfate (PS). The observed UV fluence based pseudo first-order rate constant (kobs) was found to be the highest at near neutral pH conditions (pH 5.5-8.5). Presence of various natural water constituents had different effects on OTC degradation, with a significant enhancement in the presence of bicarbonate or Cu(2+). Limited elimination of total organic carbon (TOC) and PS was observed during the mineralization of OTC. Transformation byproducts in the presence and absence of hydroxyl radical scavenging agent tert-butanol (t-BuOH) were identified using ultra-high definition accurate-mass quadrupole time-of-flight liquid chromatography/mass spectrometer (LC-QTOF/MS). Potential OTC degradation mechanism was subsequently proposed revealing four different reaction pathways by SO4(-) reaction including hydroxylation (+16Da), demethylation (-14Da), decarbonylation (-28Da) and dehydration (-18Da). This study suggests that UV-254nm/PS is a promising treatment technology for the control of water pollution caused by emerging contaminants such as OTC. PMID:26686482

  14. Substitution of Tyr254 with Phe at the active site of flavocytochrome b2: consequences on catalysis of lactate dehydrogenation

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    Dubois, J.; Chapman, S.K.; Mathews, F.S.; Reid, G.A.; Lederer, F. (INSERM U 25, CNRS UA 122, Hopital Necker, Paris (France))

    1990-07-10

    A role for Tyr254 in L-lactate dehydrogenation catalyzed by flavocytochrome b2 has recently been proposed on the basis of the known active-site structure and of studies that had suggested a mechanism involving the initial formation of a lactate carbanion. This role is now examined after replacement of Tyr254 with phenylalanine. The kcat is decreased about 40-fold, Km for lactate appears unchanged, and the mainly rate-limiting step is still alpha-hydrogen abstraction, as judged from the steady-state deuterium isotope effect. Modeling studies with lactate introduced into the active site indicate two possible substrate conformations with different hydrogen-bonding partners for the substrate hydroxyl. If the hydrogen bond is formed with Tyr254, as was initially postulated, the mechanism must involve removal by His373 of the C2 hydrogen, with carbanion formation. If, in the absence of the Tyr254 phenol group, the hydrogen bond is formed with His373 N3, the substrate is positioned in such a way that the reaction must proceed by hydride transfer. Therefore the mechanism of the Y254F enzyme was investigated so as to distinguish between the two mechanistic possibilities. 2-Hydroxy-3-butynoate behaves with the mutant as a suicide reagent, as with the wild-type enzyme. Similarly, the mutant protein also catalyzes the reduction and the dehydrohalogenation of bromopyruvate under transhydrogenation conditions.

  15. Induction of sister-chromatid exchanges in ICR 2A frog cells exposed to 254 nm UV wavelengths

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    Exposure of ICR 2A frog cells to 254 nm UV induced the formation of sister-chromatid exchanges (SCEs) in a fluence-dependent manner. Cells were also exposed to the UV produced by a fluorescent sunlamp that was filtered through 8C Mylar in order to simulate the mid-UV (290-320 nm) portion of sunlight reaching the earth's surface. In this instance, SCEs were induced in a linear fashion at low fluences but reached a plateau at a low level of induced SCEs. In addition, pretreatment of cells with the solar UV followed by exposure to 254 nm UV resulted in a significantly lower level of SCEs than in cells exposed to 254 nm UV alone. (author)

  16. Gastroenteritis among children in Riyadh: a prospective analysis of 254 hospital admissions.

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    Karrar, Z A; Abdullah, M A

    1981-06-01

    A prospective study was undertaken of 254 infants and children admitted with gastroenteritis to the Children's Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia during the period 1 September 1980 to 1 February 1981. Analysis of data showed that 80% of the admissions were less than one year of age. The peak incidence occurred in the 0-five months age group. 65.4% were on bottle feeding. The incidence of second- and third-degree malnutrition was 38.9%. Marasmus was the commonest type of severe malnutrition seen. Hypernatraemic dehydration occurred in 12.6% of the cases. The parasitic and bacterial isolation rate was 23.8%, salmonella and entero-pathogenic E. coli being the commonest organisms. The mortality rate was 9.1% and was higher among malnourished patients, those with hypernatraemia and in the younger age groups.

  17. Pressure shift and broadening of the 254-nm intercombination line of mercury by N2

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    We have used laser absorption spectroscopy to study the collisional broadening and shift of the 254-nm 6 1S0→6 3P1 intercombination line of Hg in the presence of N2 for pressures below 400 Torr. This study comprises the first measurements of the proportionality constants for pressure broadening and shift of Hg due to N2 in this pressure range, and the first high-precision measurements of these pressure effects on Hg for any foreign gas. We obtain -2.54(2) MHz/Torr for the shift and 9.01(4) MHz/Torr for the broadening (full width at half maximum) at 21 degree sign C (95% confidence interval). These results are important for ongoing experiments using optical pumping of mercury in tests of fundamental symmetries, as well as for characterization of interatomic forces and tests of the theory of collisional line broadening

  18. Printed wax masks for 254 nm deep-UV pattering of PMMA-based microfluidics

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    Fan, Yiqiang

    2012-01-13

    This paper reports a new technique for masking deep-UV exposure of poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA) using a printed wax mask. This technique provides an inexpensive and bulk fabrication method for PMMA structures. The technique involves the direct printing of the mask onto a polymer sheet using a commercial wax printer. The wax layer was then transferred to a PMMA substrate using a thermal laminator, exposed using deep-UV (with a wavelength of 254 nm), developed in an IPA:water solution, and completed by bonding on a PMMA cap layer. A sample microfluidic device fabricated with this method is also presented, with the microchannel as narrow as 50 μm. The whole process is easy to perform without the requirement for any microfabrication facilities. © 2012 IOP Publishing Ltd.

  19. Rotational properties in even-even superheavy $^{254-258}$Rf nuclei based on total-Routhian-surface calculations

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    Hua-Lei, Wang; Jin-Ge, Jiang; Min-Liang, Liu

    2013-01-01

    High-spin yrast structures of even-even superheavy nuclei $^{254-258}$Rf are investigated by means of total-Routhian-surface approach in three-dimensional ($\\beta_2, \\gamma, \\beta_4$) space. The behavior in the moments of inertia of $^{256}$Rf is well reproduced by our calculations, which is attributed to the $j_{15/2}$ neutron rotation-alignment. The competition between rotationally aligned $i_{13/2}$ proton and $j_{15/2}$ neutron is discussed. High-spin predictions are also made for its neighboring isotopes $^{254,258}$Rf.

  20. Complete Genome Sequence of Streptomyces albus SM254, a Potent Antagonist of Bat White-Nose Syndrome Pathogen Pseudogymnoascus destructans

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    Badalamenti, Jonathan P.; Erickson, Joshua D.

    2016-01-01

    We sequenced and annotated the complete 7,170,504-bp genome of a novel secondary metabolite-producing Streptomyces strain, Streptomyces albus SM254, isolated from copper-rich subsurface fluids at ~220-m depth within the Soudan Iron Mine (Soudan, MN, USA). PMID:27081146

  1. 30 CFR 254.28 - What information must I include in the “In situ burning plan” appendix?

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    2010-07-01

    ... for ignition of an oil spill; (c) A discussion of environmental effects of an in situ burn; (d) Your... THE INTERIOR OFFSHORE OIL-SPILL RESPONSE REQUIREMENTS FOR FACILITIES LOCATED SEAWARD OF THE COAST LINE Oil-Spill Response Plans for Outer Continental Shelf Facilities § 254.28 What information must...

  2. A continuous wave 10 W cryogenic fiber amplifier at 1015 nm and frequency quadrupling to 254 nm

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    Steinborn, R.; Koglbauer, A; Bachor, P.; Diehl, T.; Kolbe, D.; Stappel, M.; Walz, J

    2013-01-01

    A stable, continuous wave, single frequency fiber amplifier system at 1015 nm with 10W output power is presented. It is based on a large mode double clad fiber cooled to liquid nitrogen temperature. The amplified light is frequency quadrupled to 254 nm and used for spectroscopy of the 6^1S - 6^3P transition in mercury.

  3. UV254 absorbance as real-time monitoring and control parameter for micropollutant removal in advanced wastewater treatment with powdered activated carbon.

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    Altmann, Johannes; Massa, Lukas; Sperlich, Alexander; Gnirss, Regina; Jekel, Martin

    2016-05-01

    This study investigates the applicability of UV absorbance measurements at 254 nm (UVA254) to serve as a simple and reliable surrogate parameter to monitor and control the removal of organic micropollutants (OMPs) in advanced wastewater treatment applying powdered activated carbon (PAC). Correlations between OMP removal and corresponding UVA254 reduction were determined in lab-scale adsorption batch tests and successfully applied to a pilot-scale PAC treatment stage to predict OMP removals in aggregate samples with good accuracy. Real-time UVA254 measurements were utilized to evaluate adapted PAC dosing strategies and proved to be effective for online monitoring of OMP removal. Furthermore, active PAC dosing control according to differential UVA254 measurements was implemented and tested. While precise removal predictions based on real-time measurements were not accurate for all OMPs, UVA254-controlled dynamic PAC dosing was capable of achieving stable OMP removals. UVA254 can serve as an effective surrogate parameter for OMP removal in technical PAC applications. Even though the applicability as control parameter to adjust PAC dosing to water quality changes might be limited to applications with fast response between PAC adjustment and adsorptive removal (e.g. direct filtration), UVA254 measurements can also be used to monitor the adsorption efficiency in more complex PAC applications. PMID:26963606

  4. 2-Hydroxypyridine photolytic degradation by 254 nm UV irradiation at different conditions.

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    Stapleton, David R; Konstantinou, Ioannis K; Karakitsou, Anastasia; Hela, Dimitra G; Papadaki, Maria

    2009-11-01

    The degradation and mineralisation of (400 mL, 3.15 mM) aqueous solutions of 2-hydroxypyridine (2-HPY), a primary intermediate formed during the photolytic degradation of 2-chloropyridine (2-CPY), 2-bromopyridine (2-BPY) and 2-iodopyridine (2-IPY), was studied at 50 degrees C, under 254 nm UV irradiation in a range of conditions. The rate of 2-HPY disappearance was found to heavily depend on agitation, dissolved oxygen, pH and hydroxyl radical scavenger presence. pH has a pronounced effect on the phototreatment of 2-HPY, i.e. 2-HPY removal is faster at lower pH, but except for their influence on the solution pH, Cl(-) or F(-) do not appear to affect 2-HPY rate of removal or mineralisation. 2-HPY removal rate increases with dissolved oxygen, thus indicating a prominent 2-HPY photooxidation pathway. Helium purging of the solution before and during the measurement reduced 2-HPY removal rate, thus supporting the existence of a photooxidation pathway. Pure photolytic 2-HPY removal, i.e. when photooxidation is limited, fits pseudo-first order kinetics, and a kinetic model was developed for 2-HPY formation and removal during 2-CPY, 2-BPY and 2-IPY photolytic degradation under laminar flow. The addition of radical scavenger (tert-butanol) had a detrimental effect on the photolytic degradation of 2-HPY. Complete total organic carbon removal was achieved. PMID:19772980

  5. A prospective study on time to recovery in 254 injured novice runners.

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    Full Text Available Describe the diagnoses and the time to recovery of running-related injuries in novice runners.Prospective cohort study on injured runners.This paper is a secondary data analysis of a 933-person cohort study (DANO-RUN aimed at characterizing risk factors for injury in novice runners. Among those sustaining running-related injuries, the types of injuries and time to recovery is described in the present paper. All injured runners were diagnosed after a thorough clinical examination and then followed prospectively during their recovery. If they recovered completely from injury, time to recovery of each injury was registered.A total of 254 runners were injured. The proportion of runners diagnosed with medial tibial stress syndrome was 15%, 10% for patellofemoral pain, 9% for medial meniscal injury, 7% for Achilles tendinopathy and 5% for plantar fasciitis. Among the 220 runners (87% recovering from their injury, the median time to recovery was 71 days (minimum  = 9 days, maximum  = 617 days.Medial tibial stress syndrome was the most common injury followed by patellofemoral pain, medial meniscal injury and Achilles tendinopathy. Half of the injured runners were unable to run 2×500 meters without pain after 10 weeks. Almost 5% of the injured runners received surgical treatment.

  6. Cold valleys in the radioactive decay of 248-254Cf isotopes

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    R K Biju; Sabina Sahadevan; K P Santosh; Antony Joseph

    2008-04-01

    Based on the concept of cold valley in cold fission and fusion, we have investigated the cluster decay process in 248-254Cf isotopes. In addition to alpha particle minima, other deep minima occur for S, Ar and Ca clusters. It is found that inclusion of proximity potential does not change the position of minima but minima become deeper. Taking Coulomb and proximity potential as interacting barrier for post-scission region, we computed half-lives and other characteristics for various clusters from these parents. Our study reveals that these parents are stable against light clusters and unstable against heavy clusters. Computed half-lives for alpha decay agree with experimental values within two orders of magnitude. The most probable clusters from these parents are predicted to be 46Ar, 48,50Ca which indicate the role of doubly or near doubly magic clusters in cluster radioactivity. Odd A clusters are found to be favorable for emission from odd A parents. Cluster decay model is extended to symmetric region and it is found that symmetric fission is also probable which stresses the role of doubly or near doubly magic 132Sn nuclei. Geiger-Nuttal plots were studied for various clusters and are found to be linear with varying slopes and intercepts.

  7. Application of the Baade-Wesselink method to a pulsating cluster Herbig Ae star: H254 in IC348

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    Ripepi, V; Marconi, M; Catanzaro, G; Claudi, R; Daszyńska-Daszkiewicz, J; Palla, F; Leccia, S; Bernabei, S

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    In this paper we present new photometric and radial velocity data for the PMS $\\delta$ Sct star H254, member of the young cluster IC 348. Photometric V,R$_C$,I$_C$ light curves were obtained at the Loiano and Asiago telescopes. The radial velocity data was acquired by means of the SARG@TNG spectrograph. High-resolution spectroscopy allowed us to derive precise stellar parameters and the chemical composition of the star, obtaining: T$_{\\rm eff}$\\,=\\,6750\\,$\\pm$\\,150 K; $\\log g$\\,=\\,4.1\\,$\\pm$\\,0.4 dex; [Fe/H]=-0.07$\\pm$0.12 dex. Photometric and spectroscopic data were used to estimate the total absorption in the $V$ band A$_{\\rm V}$=2.06$\\pm$0.05 mag, in agreement with previous estimates. We adopted the technique of the difference in phase and amplitude between different photometric bands and radial velocities to verify that H254 is (definitely) pulsating in a radial mode. This occurrence allowed us to apply the CORS realization of the Baade--Wesselink method to obtain a value for the linear radius of H254 equ...

  8. Sensitivities to monochromatic 254-nm and 365-nm radiation of closely related strains of Saccharomyces cerevisiae with differing repair capabilities

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    Sensitivity to monochromatic 254- and 365-nm radiation was compared in closely related yeast strains with defects in one or more of the excision-repair (rad1), error-prone repair (rad18), or recombinational-repair (rad51) pathways. At 254 nm, mutants defective in a single repair pathway exhibited slight to moderate UV sensitivity;,those defective in two separate pathways were somewhat more UV sensitive, while triple mutants defective in all three pathways exhibited extreme UV sensitivity with a lethal event corresponding to 0.05 J m-2. Repair defects also rendered mutants sensitive to 365-nm radiation: strains with single defects exhibited slight sensitivity, mutants with two defective pathways were more sensitive, and triple mutants exhibited maximal sensitivity with a lethal event corresponding to 2.4 x 104 J m-2. Evidence for dimer involvement in the yeast mutant was obtained by demonstrating that lethality at both 254 and 365 nm was photoreactivated by light at 405 nm. (author)

  9. Fission cross section measurements of Cm-247, Cf-250 and Es-254 from 0.1 eV to 80 keV

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    Fission cross section measurements were made with the RINS system over the neutron energy range from approximately 0.1 eV to 80 keV upon samples of Cm-247, Cf-250 and Es-254. The Cm-247 measurement was undertaken to complete the RINS fission cross section measurement sequence of the curium isotopes, Es-254 was measured because it is a very heavy odd-odd nucleus which might show interesting nuclear structure effects in its fission cross section, and Cf-250 was measured to account for its buildup as a daughter product from the 276-day halflife Es-254. 6 refs., 3 figs

  10. Study on Removal Effect of Turbidity and UV254 from water by Enhanced Coagulation%强化混凝技术去除水体中浊度和UV254的试验研究

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    康孟新; 董琦; 张海亚

    2014-01-01

    通过静态烧杯试验,分析了聚合硫酸铁( PFS)和硫酸铝两种混凝剂在不同投加量、pH值和助凝剂投加量条件下,对水中浊度和UV254去除效果的影响。试验结果表明:对于去除水中的浊度而言,PFS的最佳投加量为60 mg/L,最佳pH值为7,最佳助凝剂的投加量为0.1mg/L;硫酸铝的最佳投加量为50 mg/L,最佳pH值为6.5,最佳助凝剂的投加量为0.05 mg/L。对于去除水中UV254而言,UV254的去除率均随着混凝剂和助凝剂投加量的增加而增加,最佳pH值为6.5;作为混凝剂PFS的总体性能要优于硫酸铝。最后通过正交试验确定了当混凝剂为PFS时,影响强化混凝处理效果的各因素的主次顺序依次为:PFS投加量、pH值、PAM投加量,强化混凝的最佳实验条件为PFS投加量为60 mg/L,水体的pH值为6.5,助凝剂的投加量为0.10 mg/L。%Through static simulation test,the impact of polymeric ferric sulfate( PFS) and aluminum sulfate on the enhanced coagulation for the removal of turbidity and UV254 was studied under the condition of different co-agulant dosage,pH values and coagulant aid dosage. The experimental results showed that for the turbidity,the optimum value of coagulant dosage for PFS was 60mg/L,the corresponding optimal value of pH was 7,the co-agulant aid dosage was 0. 1mg/L,and for aluminum sulfate the dosage was 50mg/L,the pH was 6. 5,the coag-ulant aid dosage was 0. 05mg/L;for the UV254 ,the rate of UV254 removal increased with the increasing of the co-agulant dosage and the coagulant aid dosage,the optimal pH was 6. 5;as to be coagulant,PFS was better than aluminum sulfate. At last,through the orthogonal test,the order of the key factors for the PFS were as follows:the dosage of PFS,the pH value and the dosage of coagulant aid. And the optimized experiment conditions were that the dosage of PFS was 60mg/L,the pH was 6. 5 and the dosage of coagulant aid was 0. 10mg/L.

  11. Measurements of absolute absorption cross sections of ozone in the 185- to 254-nm wavelength region and the temperature dependence

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    Yoshino, K.; Esmond, J. R.; Freeman, D. E.; Parkinson, W. H.

    1993-01-01

    Laboratory measurements of the relative absorption cross sections of ozone at temperatures 195, 228, and 295 K have been made throughout the 185 to 254 nm wavelength region. The absolute absorption cross sections at the same temperatures have been measured at several discrete wavelengths in the 185 to 250 nm region. The absolute cross sections of ozone have been used to put the relative cross sections on a firm absolute basis throughout the 185 to 255 nm region. These recalibrated cross sections are slightly lower than those of Molina and Molina (1986), but the differences are within a few percent and would not be significant in atmospheric applications.

  12. Study on the mechanism of photo-degradation of p-nitrophenol exposed to 254 nm UV light.

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    Zhao, Sufang; Ma, Hongjuan; Wang, Min; Cao, Changqing; Xiong, Jie; Xu, Yunshu; Yao, Side

    2010-08-15

    The degradation mechanism of p-nitrophenol (p-NP) exposed to 254 nm UV light was studied in the presence and the absence of oxygen respectively via both steady-state photolysis and time-resolved laser flash photolysis (LFP) experiments. It has been confirmed that p-NP can be photo-ionized to produce its radical cation (p-NP(+)) and hydrated electron (e(aq)(-)) with a quantum yield of 0.52. In neutral solution p-NP(+) will be quickly deprotonated to form its phenoxyl radical (p-NP) which will react with oxygen to promote the breakage of benzene ring of p-NP. The degradation efficiency of p-NP exposed to 254 nm UV is as low as commonly reported. However, oxygen could improve the photo-degradation efficiency, which is due to the reaction of oxygen with p-NP. The reaction between oxygen and p-NP has been experimentally confirmed both in LFP and in pulse radiolysis.

  13. Photoinitiated oxidation of geosmin and 2-methylisoborneol by irradiation with 254 nm and 185 nm UV light.

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    Kutschera, Kristin; Börnick, Hilmar; Worch, Eckhard

    2009-05-01

    The degradation of geosmin and 2-methylisoborneol (2-MIB) by UV irradiation at different wavelengths was investigated under varying boundary conditions. The results showed that conventional UV radiation (254 nm) is ineffective in removing these compounds from water. In contrast to the usual UV radiation UV/VUV radiation (254+185 nm) was more effective in the removal of the taste and odour compounds. The degradation could be described by a simple pseudo first-order rate law with rate constants of about 1.2 x 10(-3) m(2)J(-1) for geosmin and 2-MIB in ultrapure water. In natural water used for drinking water abstraction the rate constants decreased to 2.7 x 10(-4) m(2)J(-1) for geosmin and 2.5 x 10(-4) m(2)J(-1) for 2-MIB due to the presence of NOM. Additionally, the formation of the by-product nitrite was studied. In the UV/VUV irradiation process up to 0.6 mg L(-1) nitrite was formed during the complete photoinitiated oxidation of the odour compounds. However, the addition of low ozone doses could prevent the formation of nitrite in the UV/VUV irradiation experiments.

  14. 254SMO/Q235B异种钢焊接接头显微组织%Microstructure of 254SMO/Q235B dissimilar steel welded joint

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    王可; 郑振太; 薛海涛; 宋红伟

    2013-01-01

    分别选用ERNiCrMo-2,ERNiCrMo-3,ERNiCrMo-10,ERNiCrMo-12,ERNiCrMo-13及ERNiCrMo-14 6种镍基合金焊丝,采用手工TIG焊对254SMO/Q235B异种钢板进行焊接试验解决254SMO波纹管与Q235B钢管焊接时出现的裂纹问题,.焊后利用光学显微镜、X射线衍射仪、扫描电子显微镜和能谱仪对焊接接头进行了分析研究.发现采用ERNiCrMo-2,ERNiCrMo-3和ERNiCrMo-14焊丝时,焊缝中有较多的微裂纹出现;选用另外3种焊丝进行焊接时,焊缝成形良好,未出现焊接裂纹.结果表明,该焊接裂纹为热裂纹,异种钢物理性能的差异及焊缝中杂质元素的偏析是造成焊接裂纹的关键因素.%Manual TIG was used to weld the dissimilar steel 254SMO/Q235B by taking ERNiCrMo-2, ERNiCrMo-3, ERNiCrMo-10 ERNiCrMo-12, ERNiCrMo-13 and ERNiCrMo-14 nickel-based alloy wire as filler metal. After welding, the welded joint microstructures were analyzed by metallurgical microscope, X-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscope and energy disperse spectroscopy. The results show that when the ERNiCrMo-2, ERNiCrMo-3 and ERNiCrMo-14 welding wire are used, a certain number of cracks will appear in weld. The studies indicate that the welding cracks are solidification cracking. The key factor to cause weld cracking is the difference of physical properties of dissimilar steel and impurity segregation. The welds with good appearance and without welding cracks can be obtained by using the other filler metals.

  15. Addendum to the Corrective Action Decision Document for Corrective Action Unit 254: Area 25 R-MAD Decontamination Facility, Nevada Test Site, Nevada (Rev. 0, December 2000)

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    This document is an addendum to the Corrective Action Decision Document (CADD) that has been prepared for Corrective Action Unit (CAU) 254, Area 25 Reactor Maintenance, Assembly, and Disassembly (R-MAD) Decontamination Facility. CAU 254 consists of Corrective Action Site (CAS) 25-23-06, Decontamination Facility. The purpose of this addendum is to provide a rationale for the recommendation of a revised preferred alternative corrective action for CAU 254. This preferred alternative corrective action, Alternative 3, consists of the removal of accessible soil/sediment and all building material above ground level from the CAU 254 Site. This alternative is being recommended because a cost-effective technology is now available to dismantle the contaminated building and ensure complete removal of all CAU 254 CADD-identified contaminants of concern and any associated contamination. This preferred closure method alternative reduces the potential for future exposure pathways. Procedures will be developed, presented in the Corrective Action Plan, and implemented to ensure worker health and safety, protection of human health and the environment, and to meet all unrestricted release requirements in accordance with applicable state and federal regulations

  16. Closure Report for Corrective Action Unit 254: Area 25, R-MAD Decontamination Facility, Nevada Test Site, Nevada

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    G. N. Doyle

    2002-02-01

    Corrective Action Unit (CAU) 254 is located in Area 25 of the Nevada Test Site (NTS), approximately 100 kilometers (km) (62 miles) northwest of Las Vegas, Nevada. The site is located within the Reactor Maintenance, Assembly and Disassembly (R-MAD) compound and consists of Building 3126, two outdoor decontamination pads, and surrounding areas within an existing fenced area measuring approximately 50 x 37 meters (160 x 120 feet). The site was used from the early 1960s to the early 1970s as part of the Nuclear Rocket Development Station program to decontaminate test-car hardware and tooling. The site was reactivated in the early 1980s to decontaminate a radiologically contaminated military tank. This Closure Report (CR) describes the closure activities performed to allow un-restricted release of the R-MAD Decontamination Facility.

  17. Fission barrier of superheavy nuclei and persistence of shell effects at high spin: cases of 254No and 220Th.

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    Henning, Greg; Khoo, T L; Lopez-Martens, A; Seweryniak, D; Alcorta, M; Asai, M; Back, B B; Bertone, P F; Boilley, D; Carpenter, M P; Chiara, C J; Chowdhury, P; Gall, B; Greenlees, P T; Gürdal, G; Hauschild, K; Heinz, A; Hoffman, C R; Janssens, R V F; Karpov, A V; Kay, B P; Kondev, F G; Lakshmi, S; Lauritsen, T; Lister, C J; McCutchan, E A; Nair, C; Piot, J; Potterveld, D; Reiter, P; Rogers, A M; Rowley, N; Zhu, S

    2014-12-31

    We report on the first measurement of the fission barrier height in a heavy shell-stabilized nucleus. The fission barrier height of 254No is measured to be Bf=6.0±0.5  MeV at spin 15ℏ and, by extrapolation, Bf=6.6±0.9  MeV at spin 0ℏ. This information is deduced from the measured distribution of entry points in the excitation energy versus spin plane. The same measurement is performed for 220Th and only a lower limit of the fission barrier height can be determined: Bf(I)>8  MeV. Comparisons with theoretical fission barriers test theories that predict properties of superheavy elements. PMID:25615317

  18. An investigation of inhibition effect of metronidazole before and after using advanced oxidation process (UV254/H2O2 on specific methanogenic activity of anaerobic biomass

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    S. A. Mirzaee

    2014-07-01

    Conclusion: Different concentrations of metronidazole had an inhibition effect on anaerobic digestions and therefore the efficient pretreatment method is needed to reduce this inhibition effect. The UV254/H2O2 process is an effective method for degradation and conversion of metronidazole to more biodegradable compounds for anaerobic bacteria consumption and, in turn, to increase biogasproduction in anaerobic digestions.

  19. 254 nm紫外光活化过硫酸钾降解双酚A的研究%Research on the Bisphenol A Degradation by the Activation of Persulfate with UV254nm

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    2015-01-01

    采用254 nm紫外光活化过硫酸钾产生硫酸根自由基(SO4-·),利用SO4-·降解环境内分泌干扰素双酚A(BPA).研究结果表明:BPA的降解过程完全符合表观一级反应动力学特征,增加过硫酸钾初始浓度和光强,BPA的去除率均会提高,当过硫酸钾浓度达到4mmol·L-1时,BPA在30 min内的降解率达到了89%,BPA的去除率随着其初始浓度的下降而增加,当BPA初始浓度为20 μmol·L-1时,5 min内BPA降解了66.3%,但BPA的总去除量随着其初始浓度增加而提高,溶液pH值为7.0时,BPA的降解效果最好,30 min达到了93%.在该体系中,SO4-·是起氧化作用的主要活性物种.

  20. Corrective Action Decision Document for Corrective Action Unit 254: Area 25 R-MAD Decontamination Facility, Nevada Test Site, Nevada

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    2000-06-01

    This Corrective Action Decision Document identifies and rationalizes the US Department of Energy, Nevada Operations Office's selection of a recommended corrective action alternative (CAA) appropriate to facilitate the closure of Corrective Action Unit (CAU) 254, R-MAD Decontamination Facility, under the Federal Facility Agreement and Consent Order. Located in Area 25 at the Nevada Test Site in Nevada, CAU 254 is comprised of Corrective Action Site (CAS) 25-23-06, Decontamination Facility. A corrective action investigation for this CAS as conducted in January 2000 as set forth in the related Corrective Action Investigation Plan. Samples were collected from various media throughout the CAS and sent to an off-site laboratory for analysis. The laboratory results indicated the following: radiation dose rates inside the Decontamination Facility, Building 3126, and in the storage yard exceeded the average general dose rate; scanning and static total surface contamination surveys indicated that portions of the locker and shower room floor, decontamination bay floor, loft floor, east and west decon pads, north and south decontamination bay interior walls, exterior west and south walls, and loft walls were above preliminary action levels (PALs). The investigation-derived contaminants of concern (COCs) included: polychlorinated biphenyls, radionuclides (strontium-90, niobium-94, cesium-137, uranium-234 and -235), total volatile and semivolatile organic compounds, total petroleum hydrocarbons, and total Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (Metals). During the investigation, two corrective action objectives (CAOs) were identified to prevent or mitigate human exposure to COCs. Based on these CAOs, a review of existing data, future use, and current operations at the Nevada Test Site, three CAAs were developed for consideration: Alternative 1 - No Further Action; Alternative 2 - Unrestricted Release Decontamination and Verification Survey; and Alternative 3 - Unrestricted

  1. Analysis of viral etiology of 254 acute respiratory infection cases%254例急性呼吸道感染病例病原学调查分析

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    杨霄星; 杨军勇; 王世斌; 董晓根; 王建芳; 李婧宇; 张建军; 赵建忠

    2013-01-01

    目的 分析急性呼吸道感染病例的病毒病原构成,掌握主要病原体活动水平及变化规律,了解丰台地区急性呼吸道感染病原谱.方法 以2010-2012年成人急性呼吸道感染病例为研究对象,收集病例基础信息,采集鼻咽拭子标本,使用多重PCR及RT-PCR对流感病毒、呼吸道合胞病毒、腺病毒、副流感病毒、偏肺病毒、冠状病毒、鼻病毒、博卡病毒和肺炎支原体等9种病原进行检测,数据分析使用SPSS 17.0软件.结果 254例标本中154例检测阳性,阳性率为60.63%,男女阳性检出率无统计学差异.冬春季致病病原体以流感病毒、副流感病毒及支原体为主,夏季仅检出副流感和支原体.流感样病例的主要病原体为流感病毒及副流感病毒;肺炎病例致病病原体主要为肺炎支原体.2010-2011年流感流行季甲型流感病毒为优势病原,2011-2012年流感流行季乙型流感病毒为优势病原.结论 2010-2012年间,北京丰台地区引起成人急性呼吸道感染的主要病原为流感病毒、支原体和副流感病毒.不同季节的优势病原不同.%Objective To analyze the viral etiology of acute respiratow infection,and to study the activity and epidemiological characteristic of main pathogens,so as to establish pathogen spectrum of acute respiratory infection in Fengtai district of Beijing.Methods Basic information and throat swabs of acute respiratory infection cases during 2010-2012 were collected.Influenza virus,respiratory syncytial virus,adenovirus,parainfluenza virus,metapneumovirus,coronavirus,rhinovirus,human Boca virus and mycoplasma pneumonia were detected by multiplex PCR and RT-PCR.SPSS 17.0 was used for data analysis.Results 154 were positive in all of the 254 samples,the positive ratio was 60.63%.Influenza viruses,parainfluenza virus and mycoplasma pneumoniae were the most frequently detected pathogens in winter and spring.Parainfluenza and mycoplasma were the only detected

  2. Clinical characteristics of 254 cases of polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy%254例息肉样脉络膜血管病变的临床特征分析

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    陶勇; 侯婧; 黎晓新

    2012-01-01

    变(PCV)的临床特征.方法 回顾性分析254例临床确诊的PCV患者306只眼的临床资料.所有患者均行矫正视力、裂隙灯显微镜、间接检眼镜、眼底彩色照相、荧光素眼底血管造影、吲哚青绿血管造影以及光相干断层扫描检查(OCT).结果 254例患者中,男性152例,占59.8%;女性102例,占40.2%.年龄38~91岁,平均年龄(65.4±8.9)岁.双眼52例,占20.5%;单眼202例,占79.5%.患眼矫正视力无光感~1.2.其中,矫正视力<0.1者167只眼,占54.6%;≥0.1且<0.3者92只眼,占30.1%;≥0.3者47只眼,占15.4%.有玻璃体积血61只眼,占19.9%.202例单眼PCV患者中,另眼可见玻璃膜疣68例,占33.7%;渗出型老年性黄斑变性24例,占11.9%;对侧眼有中心性浆液性脉络膜视网膜病变病史9例,占4.5%.306只眼中,可见脉络膜高通透性表现43只眼,占14.1%.PCV病变位于黄斑区下1 99只眼,占65.0%;颞侧视网膜血管弓下49只眼,占16.0%;视盘旁15只眼,占4.9%.形态表现为孤立样110只眼,占35.9%;簇样176只眼,占57.5%;串样3只眼,占1.0%;分支样4只眼,占1.3%;既有孤立样同时也有簇样13只眼,占4.2%.存在神经视网膜下液性暗区125只眼,占40.8%;出血性视网膜色素上皮脱离121只眼,占39.5%;浆液性视网膜色素上皮脱离73只眼,占22.9%.结论 PCV双眼发病率、女性患病比例较高;病灶位于视盘旁比例较低.

  3. Chemical, optical and other data collected aboard the THOMAS G. THOMPSON during cruise TN254 in the Coastal Waters of SE Alaska and North Pacific Ocean from 2010-09-09 to 2010-10-11 (NODC Accession 0104359)

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — NODC Accession 0104359 includes chemical, optical and other data collected aboard the THOMAS G. THOMPSON during cruise TN254 in the Coastal Waters of SE Alaska and...

  4. Surface modification of Sylgard 184 polydimethylsiloxane by 254 nm excimer radiation and characterization by contact angle goniometry, infrared spectroscopy, atomic force and scanning electron microscopy

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    Waddell, Emanuel A.; Shreeves, Stephen; Carrell, Holly; Perry, Christopher; Reid, Branden A.; McKee, James

    2008-06-01

    The modification of polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) by narrow band 254 nm excimer radiation under a nitrogen atmosphere was characterized by contact angle goniometry, attenuated total reflectance infrared spectroscopy, atomic force and scanning electron microscopy. UV irradiation results in the formation of the carboxylic acids that influences the wettability of the surface. Continued exposure results in the formation of an inorganic surface (SiO x (1 < x < 2)) which hinders the ability to continually increase the wettability. The continuity of this inorganic layer is disrupted by the formation of surface cracks. These results have implications in the fabrication and chemical modification of microfluidic or micro-electro-mechanical systems.

  5. Surface modification of Sylgard 184 polydimethylsiloxane by 254 nm excimer radiation and characterization by contact angle goniometry, infrared spectroscopy, atomic force and scanning electron microscopy

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    Waddell, Emanuel A. [University of Alabama in Huntsville, Huntsville, AL (United States)], E-mail: ewaddell@chemistry.uah.edu; Shreeves, Stephen [University of Alabama in Huntsville, Huntsville, AL (United States); Carrell, Holly; Perry, Christopher [Oakwood College, Huntsville, AL (United States); Reid, Branden A. [Morgan State University, Baltimore, MD (United States); McKee, James [University of Alabama in Birmingham, Birmingham, AL (United States)

    2008-06-30

    The modification of polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) by narrow band 254 nm excimer radiation under a nitrogen atmosphere was characterized by contact angle goniometry, attenuated total reflectance infrared spectroscopy, atomic force and scanning electron microscopy. UV irradiation results in the formation of the carboxylic acids that influences the wettability of the surface. Continued exposure results in the formation of an inorganic surface (SiO{sub x} (1 < x < 2)) which hinders the ability to continually increase the wettability. The continuity of this inorganic layer is disrupted by the formation of surface cracks. These results have implications in the fabrication and chemical modification of microfluidic or micro-electro-mechanical systems.

  6. Heme oxygenase-1 is involved in nitric oxide- and cGMP-induced α-Amy2/54 gene expression in GA-treated wheat aleurone layers.

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    Wu, Mingzhu; Wang, Fangquan; Zhang, Chen; Xie, Yanjie; Han, Bin; Huang, Jingjing; Shen, Wenbiao

    2013-01-01

    Here, α-Amy2/54 gene expression was used as a molecular probe to investigate the interrelationship among nitric oxide (NO), cyclic GMP (cGMP), and heme oxygenase-1 (HO-1) in GA-treated wheat aleurone layers. The inducible expressions of α-Amy2/54 and α-amylase activity were respectively amplified by two NO-releasing compounds, sodium nitroprusside (SNP) and spermine NONOate, in a GA-dependent fashion. Similar responses were observed when an inducer of HO-1, hemin-or one of its catalytic products, carbon monoxide (CO) in aqueous solution-was respectively added. The SNP-induced responses, mimicked by 8-bromoguanosine 3',5'-cyclic monophosphate (8-Br-cGMP), a cGMP derivative, were NO-dependent. This conclusion was supported by the fact that endogenous NO overproduction was rapidly induced by SNP, and thereafter induction of α-Amy2/54 gene expression and increased α-amylase activity were sensitive to the NO scavenger. We further observed that the above induction triggered by SNP and 8-Br-cGMP was partially prevented by zinc protoporphyrin IX (ZnPPIX), an inhibitor of HO-1. These blocking effects were clearly reversed by CO, confirming that the above response was HO-1-specific. Further analyses showed that both SNP and 8-Br-cGMP rapidly up-regulated HO-1 gene expression and increased HO activity, and SNP responses were sensitive to cPTIO and the guanylate cyclase inhibitor 6-anilino-5,8-quinolinedione (LY83583). Molecular evidence confirmed that GA-induced GAMYB and ABA-triggered PKABA1 transcripts were up-regulated or down-regulated by SNP, 8-Br-cGMP or CO cotreated with GA. Contrasting changes were observed when cPTIO, LY83583, or ZnPPIX was added. Together, our results suggested that HO-1 is involved in NO- and cGMP-induced α-Amy2/54 gene expression in GA-treated aleurone layers.

  7. Revealing the "missing" low-mass stars in the S254-S258 star forming region by deep X-ray imaging

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    Mucciarelli, Paola; Zinnecker, Hans

    2011-01-01

    (abbreviated) In the central part of the S254-S258 star forming complex, a dense embedded cluster of very young stellar objects (S255-IR) is sandwiched between the two HII regions S255 and S257. This interesting configuration had led to different speculations such as dynamical ejection of the B-stars from the central cluster or triggered star formation in a cloud that was swept up in the collision zone between the two expanding HII regions. The presence or absence of low-mass stars associated with these B-stars can discriminate between the possible scenarios. We performed a deep Chandra X-ray observation of the S254-S258 region in order to efficiently discriminate young stars from the numerous older field stars in the area. We detected 364 X-ray point sources, providing a complete sample of all young stars in the observed region down to ~0.5 Msun. A clustering analysis identifies three significant clusters, containing 64 X-ray sources in total. After accounting for X-ray background contaminants, this implies ...

  8. Removal of benzoylecgonine from water matrices through UV254/H2O2 process: Reaction kinetic modeling, ecotoxicity and genotoxicity assessment.

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    Spasiano, D; Russo, D; Vaccaro, M; Siciliano, A; Marotta, R; Guida, M; Reis, N M; Li Puma, G; Andreozzi, R

    2016-11-15

    Benzoylecgonine (BE), the main cocaine metabolite, has been detected in numerous surface water and treatment plants effluents in Europe and there is urgent need for effective treatment methods. In this study, the removal of BE by the UV254/H2O2 process from different water matrices was investigated. By means of competition kinetics method, the kinetic constant of reaction between BE and the photogenerated hydroxyl radicals (OH) was estimated resulting in kOH/BE=5.13×10(9)M(-1)s(-1). By-products and water matrices scavengers effects were estimated by numerical modeling of the reaction kinetics for the UV254/H2O2 process and validated in an innovative microcapillary film (MCF) array photoreactor and in a conventional batch photoreactor. The ecotoxicity of the water before and after treatment was evaluated with four organisms Raphidocelis subcapitata, Daphnia magna, Caenorhabditis elegans, and Vicia faba. The results provided evidence that BE and its transformation by-products do not have significant adverse effects on R. subcapitata, while D. magna underwent an increase of lipid droplets. C. elegans was the most sensitive to BE and its by-products. Furthermore, a genotoxicity assay, using V. faba, showed cytogenic damages during the cell mitosis of primary roots. PMID:27450344

  9. Line width of parametric X-radiation type B measured in germanium at electron energy 25,4 MeV

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    Parametric X-radiation (PXR) of type B has been produced with electron beam of energy 25.4 MeV from the 40 MeV-KIPT-linear accelerator (Kharkov) and germanium crystal with thickness 54 mkm. PXR spectra was measured for(220) plane and radiation angle θ = 305.9 mrad. Results of the work for the first time show the character of functional dependence of PXR (B) line width as a function of the crystal tilt angle. Verified the theory of PXR(B) radiation grounded on perturbative theory [6] and Monte-Carlo method of calculation which takes into account electron multiply scattering, photon absorption in a crystal largest, angular acceptance and efficiency of photon detector. 15 refs., 3 figs

  10. Abundancias químicas de la compañera visible del agujero negro binario V4641 Sgr (XTE J1819-254)

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    Cúneo, V. A.; Jofré, E.; Pintado, O. I.; Gómez, M. N.

    2015-08-01

    In this work we expose an analysis of the chemical abundances of the optical companion of the confirmed black hole binary V4641 Sgr (XTE J1819-254) from GMOS spectra obtained with the Gemini North telescope. This analysis allowed to observe an enhancement of N, O, Mg and Si, attributed to the contamination of heavy elements generated during the supernova explosion that gave birth to the black hole. It was also observed that Cr and Fe were subabundant. The aim of this study is to test the formation scenario of a binary system containing a black hole as remnant of the supernova explosion of a massive star, and to provide information to better understand the final stages in the evolution of massive stars and black hole progenitors.

  11. Degradation and mineralization of organic UV absorber compound 2-phenylbenzimidazole-5-sulfonic acid (PBSA) using UV-254 nm/H{sub 2}O{sub 2}

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    Abdelraheem, Wael H.M. [Chemistry Department, Faculty of Science, Sohag University, Sohag 82524 (Egypt); Environmental Engineering and Science Program, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH 45221-0012 (United States); He, Xuexiang; Duan, Xiaodi [Environmental Engineering and Science Program, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH 45221-0012 (United States); NIREAS-International Water Research Center, University of Cyprus, Nicosia 1678 (Cyprus); Dionysiou, Dionysios D., E-mail: dionysios.d.dionysiou@uc.edu [Environmental Engineering and Science Program, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH 45221-0012 (United States); NIREAS-International Water Research Center, University of Cyprus, Nicosia 1678 (Cyprus)

    2015-01-23

    Graphical abstract: - Highlights: • UV-254 nm/H{sub 2}O{sub 2} AOP was utilized for the degradation and mineralization of PBSA and BSA. • Promotion of k{sub obs} with [H{sub 2}O{sub 2}]{sub 0} ≤ 4 mM and inhibition at higher [H{sub 2}O{sub 2}]{sub 0} were observed. • The S and N were released and monitored as SO{sub 4}{sup 2−} and NH{sub 4}{sup +}, respectively. • Br{sup −} inhibited both the degradation and mineralization much more significantly than Cl{sup −}. • There was an increase in [NH{sub 4}{sup +}] at higher [H{sub 2}O{sub 2}]{sub 0} and its further destruction at higher UV fluence. - Abstract: Various studies have revealed the non-biodegradable and endocrine disrupting properties of sulfonated organic UV absorbers, directing people's attention toward their risks on ecological and human health and hence their removal from water. In this study, UV-254 nm/H{sub 2}O{sub 2} advanced oxidation process (AOP) was investigated for degrading a model UV absorber compound 2-phenylbenzimidazole-5-sulfonic acid (PBSA) and a structurally similar compound 1H-benzimidazole-2-sulfonic acid (BSA), with a specific focus on their mineralization. At 4.0 mM [H{sub 2}O{sub 2}]{sub 0}, a complete removal of 40.0 μM parent PBSA and 25% decrease in TOC were achieved with 190 min of UV irradiation; SO{sub 4}{sup 2−} was formed and reached its maximum level while the release of nitrogen as NH{sub 4}{sup +} was much lower (around 50%) at 190 min. Sulfate removal was strongly enhanced by increasing [H{sub 2}O{sub 2}]{sub 0} in the range of 0–4.0 mM, with slight inhibition in 4.0–12.0 mM. Faster and earlier ammonia formation was observed at higher [H{sub 2}O{sub 2}]{sub 0}. The presence of Br{sup −} slowed down the degradation and mineralization of both compounds while a negligible effect on the degradation was observed in the presence of Cl{sup −}. Our study provides important technical and fundamental results on the HO{sup ·} based degradation and

  12. The effect of UV-C radiation (254 nm) on candidate microbial source tracking phages infecting a human-specific strain of Bacteroides fragilis (GB-124).

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    Diston, D; Ebdon, J E; Taylor, H D

    2012-06-01

    The enumeration of phages infecting host-specific strains of Bacteroides has been widely recognised as an effective and low-cost method of microbial source tracking (MST). A recently described human-specific Bacteroides host strain (GB-124) has been shown to detect bacteriophages exclusively in human-impacted waters and is emerging as a useful MST tool. However, a better understanding of the morphology and ecological behaviour of the phages, especially in wastewater disinfection processes, is now required in order to validate their role as MST markers. Bacteriophages infecting Bacteroides fragilis GB-124 (n = 21) were isolated from wastewater effluent and irradiated using laboratory-based UV-C (254 nm) collimated beam experiments. Bacteriophages were found to be both a morphologically and ecologically homogeneous group, with all specimens showing highly similar first order log-linear inactivation profiles (mean fluence required to inactivate phages by 4-log(10) was 36 mJ/cm(2)). These findings present the first evidence that phages infecting GB-124 are inactivated by the levels of UV-C radiation routinely delivered during tertiary wastewater treatment processes. More importantly, comparison with previously published inactivation data suggests that their response to UV-C radiation makes GB-124 phages more suitable surrogates for selected enteric viruses in UV disinfection processes than traditional faecal indicator bacteria or human-specific molecular markers.

  13. Photo-removal of sulfamethoxazole (SMX) by photolytic and photocatalytic processes in a batch reactor under UV-C radiation ({lambda}{sub max} = 254 nm)

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    Nasuhoglu, Deniz; Yargeau, Viviane [Department of Chemical Engineering, McGill University, 3610 University Street, Montreal, Quebec, H3A 2B2 (Canada); Berk, Dimitrios, E-mail: dimitrios.berk@mcgill.ca [Department of Chemical Engineering, McGill University, 3610 University Street, Montreal, Quebec, H3A 2B2 (Canada)

    2011-02-15

    In this study, photolytic and photocatalytic removal of the antibiotic sulfamethoxazole (SMX) under UVC radiation ({lambda} = 254 nm) was investigated. The light intensity distribution inside the batch photoreactor was characterized by azoxybenzene actinometry. The intensity of incident radiation was found to be a strong function of position inside the reactor. 12 mg L{sup -1} of SMX was completely removed within 10 min of irradiation under UVC photolysis, compared to 30 min under TiO{sub 2} photocatalysis. COD measurement was used as an indication of the mineralization efficiency of both processes and higher COD removal with photocatalysis was shown. After 6 h of reaction with photolysis and photocatalysis, 24% and 87% removal of COD was observed, respectively. Two of the intermediate photo-products were identified as sulfanilic acid and 3-amino-5-methylisoxazole by direct comparison of the HPLC chromatograms of standards to those of treated solutions. Ecotoxicity of treated and untreated solutions of SMX towards Daphnia magna was also investigated. It was found that a 3:1 ratio of sample to standard freshwater and a high initial concentration of 60 mg L{sup -1} of SMX were used to obtain reliable and reproducible results. The photo-products formed during photocatalytic and photolytic processes were shown to be generally more toxic than the parent compound.

  14. The minimal domain of adipose triglyceride lipase (ATGL ranges until leucine 254 and can be activated and inhibited by CGI-58 and G0S2, respectively.

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    Full Text Available Adipose triglyceride lipase (ATGL is the rate-limiting enzyme of lipolysis. ATGL specifically hydrolyzes triacylglycerols (TGs, thereby generating diacylglycerols and free fatty acids. ATGL's enzymatic activity is co-activated by the protein comparative gene identification-58 (CGI-58 and inhibited by the protein G0/G1 switch gene 2 (G0S2. The enzyme is predicted to act through a catalytic dyad (Ser47, Asp166 located within the conserved patatin domain (Ile10-Leu178. Yet, neither an experimentally determined 3D structure nor a model of ATGL is currently available, which would help to understand how CGI-58 and G0S2 modulate ATGL's activity. In this study we determined the minimal active domain of ATGL. This minimal fragment of ATGL could still be activated and inhibited by CGI-58 and G0S2, respectively. Furthermore, we show that this minimal domain is sufficient for protein-protein interaction of ATGL with its regulatory proteins. Based on these data, we generated a 3D homology model for the minimal domain. It strengthens our experimental finding that amino acids between Leu178 and Leu254 are essential for the formation of a stable protein domain related to the patatin fold. Our data provide insights into the structure-function relationship of ATGL and indicate higher structural similarities in the N-terminal halves of mammalian patatin-like phospholipase domain containing proteins, (PNPLA1, -2,- 3 and -5 than originally anticipated.

  15. Effects of UVC254 nm on the photosynthetic activity of photobionts from the astrobiologically relevant lichens Buellia frigida and Circinaria gyrosa

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    Meeßen, J.; Backhaus, T.; Sadowsky, A.; Mrkalj, M.; Sánchez, F. J.; de la Torre, R.; Ott, S.

    2014-10-01

    In the past decade, various astrobiological studies on different lichen species investigated the impairment of viability and photosynthetic activity by exposure to simulated or real space parameters (as vacuum, polychromatic ultraviolet (UV)-radiation and monochromatic UVC) and consistently found high post-exposure viability as well as low rates of photosynthetic impairment (de Vera et al. 2003, 2004a; 2004b; de la Torre et al. 2010; Onofri et al. 2012; Sánchez et al. 2012, 2014; Brandt et al. 2014). To achieve a better understanding of the basic mechanisms of resistance, the present study subdued isolated and metabolically active photobionts of two astrobiologically relevant lichens to UVC254 nm, examined its effect on photosynthetic activity by chlorophyll a fluorescence and characterized the UVC-induced damages by quantum yield reduction and measurements of non-photochemical quenching. The results indicate a strong impairment of photosynthetic activity, photoprotective mechanisms and overall photobiont vitality when being irradiated in the isolated and metabolically active state. In conclusion, the present study stresses the higher susceptibility of photobionts towards extreme environmental conditions as UVC-exposure, a stressor that does not occur on the Earth. By comparison with previous studies, the present results highlight the importance of protective mechanisms in lichens, such as morphological-anatomical traits (Meeßen et al. 2013), secondary lichen compounds (Meeßen et al. 2014) and the symbiont's pivotal ability to pass into anhydrobiosis when desiccating.

  16. W-reactivation and W-mutagenesis in bacteriophages lambda and T7: comparison of action of ultraviolet irradiation (254nm) and furocouma photosensitization

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    Zavil' gel' skij, G.B.; Belogurov, A.A.; Kryuger, D.N. (AN SSSR, Moscow. Inst. Molekulyarnoj Biologii; Humboldt-Universitaet, Berlin (German Democratic Republic))

    1982-01-01

    When treating bacteriophage lambda with 8-methoxypsoralen (8-MOP) and light (lambda>320 nm), two types of photoproducts are formed in DNA: monoadducts and diadducts or interstrand linkings. If a wild-type strain of Escherichia coli is used as host, W-reactivation and W-mutagenesis (clear-mutation), approximately equal in magnitude to those of UV-irradiated phage lambda, are observed in the bacteriophage lambda treated with 8-MOP plus light. If mutant strains E coli uvrA/sup -/, recA/sup -/ and lexA/sup -/ are used as host W-reactivation and W-mutagenesis practically do not occur in phage lambda. Using the method of ''reirradiation'', it is shown that clear-mutations in 8-MOP plus light treated phage lambda are induced in the process of W-mutagenesis mainly due to the formation of diadducts (interstrand linking) in DNA. In the phage monoadducts of derived furocoumarins also have a mutageneous character but their mutagenesis effectiveness (mutation probability calculating on one photo product) is significantly inferior to that of diadducts (approximately 15-20 times). It has been demonstrated in the experiments on the determination of W-mutagenesis of phage lambda photosensitized with angelisine - an angular derivative of furocoumarins - that mainly form monoadducts in DNA. It is also shown that W-reactivation and W-mutagenesis effects are observed when sowing UV-irradiated (254 nm) phage lambda on E coli uvrA/sup -/ and wild-type strains treated with 8-MOP plus light. As to bacteriophage T7 treated with 8-MOP plus light, W-reactivation is not observed even on a wild strain E coli. Preliminary infection of cells with phage T7 that has been strongly inactivated using photosensitizer 8-MOP decreases repair's effectiveness of interstrand linkings in DNA of phage lambda.

  17. Effect of Key Parameters on the Photocatalytic Oxidation of Toluene at Low Concentrations in Air under 254 + 185 nm UV Irradiation

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    Quici, Natalia; Vera, Maria L.; Choi, Hyeok; Puma, Gianluca Li; Dionysiou, Dionysios D.; Litter, Marta I.; Destaillats, Hugo

    2009-07-01

    The effect of key experimental parameters on the removal of toluene under 254 + 185 nm irradiation was investigated using a benchtop photocatalytic flow reactor. Toluenewas introduced at low concentrations between 10 and 500 ppbv, typical of indoorenvironments, and reacted on TiO2-coated Raschig rings. Two different TiO2-coated rings were prepared: in one case, by dip-coating using a P25 aqueous suspension and, on the other, using an organic/inorganic sol-gel method that produced thin films of mesoporous anatase. Flow rates in the photoreactor varied between 4 L min-1 and 125 mL min-1, leading to residence times in the range 100 ms< tau< 2 s. For these conditions, toluene removal efficiencies were between 30 and 90percent, indicating that the system did not achieve total conversion in any case. For each air flow rate, the conversion oftoluene was significantly higher when the reactor length was 10 cm, as compared with 5 cm; however, only marginal increases in conversions were achieved in the two reactor lengths at equal residence time and different concentration of toluene, suggesting that that the reactor is effectively behaving as an ideal reactor and that the reaction is first-order in the concentration of toluene. Experiments were carried out between 0 and 66percent relative humidity (RH), the fastest reaction rate being observed at moderately low humidity conditions (10percent RH), with respect to both dry air and higher humidity levels. Formaldehyde was formed as a partial oxidation byproduct at low and at high residence times (240 and 960 ms), although higher formaldehyde molar yields (up to 20percent) were observed at low tau (240 ms) and moderate humidity conditions (10 and 33percent), suggesting that both tau and RH can be optimized toreduce the formation of harmful intermediates. Toluene removal efficiency increased with the TiO2 thickness (i.e., mass) until a maximum value of 500 nm, beyond which the removal efficiency decreased. This should be

  18. Role of electrostatics at the catalytic metal binding site in xylose isomerase action: Ca(2+)-inhibition and metal competence in the double mutant D254E/D256E.

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    Fuxreiter, M; Böcskei, Z; Szeibert, A; Szabó, E; Dallmann, G; Naray-Szabo, G; Asboth, B

    1997-06-01

    The catalytic metal binding site of xylose isomerase from Arthrobacter B3728 was modified by protein engineering to diminish the inhibitory effect of Ca2+ and to study the competence of metals on catalysis. To exclude Ca2+ from Site 2 a double mutant D254E/D256E was designed with reduced space available for binding. In order to elucidate structural consequences of the mutation the binary complex of the mutant with Mg2+ as well as ternary complexes with bivalent metal ions and the open-chain inhibitor xylitol were crystallized for x-ray studies. We determined the crystal structures of the ternary complexes containing Mg2+, Mn2+, and Ca2+ at 2.2 to 2.5 A resolutions, and refined them to R factors of 16.3, 16.6, and 19.1, respectively. We found that all metals are liganded by both engineered glutamates as well as by atoms O1 and O2 of the inhibitor. The similarity of the coordination of Ca2+ to that of the cofactors as well as results with Be2+ weaken the assumption that geometry differences should account for the catalytic noncompetence of this ion. Kinetic results of the D254E/D256E mutant enzyme showed that the significant decrease in Ca2+ inhibition was accompanied by a similar reduction in the enzymatic activity. Qualitative argumentation, based on the protein electrostatic potential, indicates that the proximity of the negative side chains to the substrate significantly reduces the electrostatic stabilization of the transition state. Furthermore, due to the smaller size of the catalytic metal site, no water molecule, coordinating the metal, could be observed in ternary complexes of the double mutant. Consequently, the proton shuttle step in the overall mechanism should differ from that in the wild type. These effects can account for the observed decrease in catalytic efficiency of the D254E/D256E mutant enzyme. PMID:9188736

  19. Corrective Action Investigation Plan for Corrective Action Unit 254: Area 25 R-MAD Decontamination Facility, Nevada Test Site, Nevada (includes ROTC No. 1, date 01/25/1999)

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    1999-07-29

    This Corrective Action Investigation Plan contains the US Department of Energy, Nevada Operations Office's approach to collect the data necessary to evaluate corrective action alternatives appropriate for the closure of Corrective Action Unit (CAU) 254 under the Federal Facility Agreement and Consent Order. Corrective Action Unit 254 consists of Corrective Action Site (CAS) 25-23-06, Decontamination Facility. Located in Area 25 at the Nevada Test Site (NTS), CAU 254 was used between 1963 through 1973 for the decontamination of test-car hardware and tooling used in the Nuclear Rocket Development Station program. The CAS is composed of a fenced area measuring approximately 119 feet by 158 feet that includes Building 3126, an associated aboveground storage tank, a potential underground storage area, two concrete decontamination pads, a generator, two sumps, and a storage yard. Based on site history, the scope of this plan is to resolve the problem statement identified during the Data Quality Objectives process that decontamination activities at this CAU site may have resulted in the release of contaminants of concern (COCs) onto building surfaces, down building drains to associated leachfields, and to soils associated with two concrete decontamination pads located outside the building. Therefore, the scope of the corrective action field investigation will involve soil sampling at biased and random locations in the yard using a direct-push method, scanning and static radiological surveys, and laboratory analyses of all soil/building samples. Historical information provided by former NTS employees indicates that solvents and degreasers may have been used in the decontamination processes; therefore, potential COCs include volatile/semivolatile organic compounds, Resource Conservation and Recovery Act metals, petroleum hydrocarbons, polychlorinated biphenyls, pesticides, asbestos, gamma-emitting radionuclides, plutonium, uranium, and strontium-90. The results of this

  20. Degradation kinetics and mechanism of β-lactam antibiotics by the activation of H2O2 and Na2S2O8 under UV-254nm irradiation.

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    He, Xuexiang; Mezyk, Stephen P; Michael, Irene; Fatta-Kassinos, Despo; Dionysiou, Dionysios D

    2014-08-30

    The extensive production and usage of antibiotics have led to an increasing occurrence of antibiotic residuals in various aquatic compartments, presenting a significant threat to both ecosystem and human health. This study investigated the degradation of selected β-lactam antibiotics (penicillins: ampicillin, penicillin V, and piperacillin; cephalosporin: cephalothin) by UV-254nm activated H2O2 and S2O8(2-) photochemical processes. The UV irradiation alone resulted in various degrees of direct photolysis of the antibiotics; while the addition of the oxidants improved significantly the removal efficiency. The steady-state radical concentrations were estimated, revealing a non-negligible contribution of hydroxyl radicals in the UV/S2O8(2-) system. Mineralization of the β-lactams could be achieved at high UV fluence, with a slow formation of SO4(2-) and a much lower elimination of total organic carbon (TOC). The transformation mechanisms were also investigated showing the main reaction pathways of hydroxylation (+16Da) at the aromatic ring and/or the sulfur atom, hydrolysis (+18Da) at the β-lactam ring and decarboxylation (-44Da) for the three penicillins. Oxidation of amine group was also observed for ampicillin. This study suggests that UV/H2O2 and UV/S2O8(2-) advanced oxidation processes (AOPs) are capable of degrading β-lactam antibiotics decreasing consequently the antibiotic activity of treated waters.

  1. 38 CFR 21.254 - Supportive services.

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    ... services, supplies, license and other fees, special services, including services to the blind and deaf... allowance. (Authority: 38 U.S.C. 3104(a), 3108(f)) (c) Individuals with service-connected disability(ies... disability(ies) who has trained for self-employment under a State rehabilitation agency may be...

  2. 38 CFR 17.254 - Applications.

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    ..., papers, and records which are pertinent to the grant for the purposes of audit and examination, and (g... costs supplied by non-Federal sources, and such other records as will facilitate an effective audit. All... of the final expenditure report, or if litigation, claim or audit is started before the expiration...

  3. 36 CFR 254.2 - Definitions.

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    ... Environmental Protection Agency regulations at 40 CFR part 302. Highest and best use means an appraiser's... public domain for national forest purposes and the Geothermal Steam Act of 1970 (30 U.S.C. 1001 et seq.), but not the Materials Act of 1947 (30 U.S.C. 601 et seq.). Outstanding interests are rights...

  4. 36 CFR 254.15 - Title standards.

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    ... subdivisions thereof (36 CFR part 251, subpart A). (iii) Any personal property owned by the non-Federal party... lands affected by a land exchange may be entitled to relocation benefits under 49 CFR 24.2. Unless otherwise provided by law or regulation (49 CFR 24.101(a)(1)), relocation benefits are not applicable...

  5. 21 CFR 558.254 - Famphur.

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    .... Do not use this product in animals simultaneously or within a few days before or after treatment with... prior to slaughter. (2) Amount. 2.3 milligrams per pound body weight per day. (i) Indications for use...; withdraw from dry dairy cows and heifers 21 days prior to freshening; withdraw 4 days prior to slaughter....

  6. 50 CFR 216.254 - Mitigation.

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    ..., DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE MARINE MAMMALS REGULATIONS GOVERNING THE TAKING AND IMPORTING OF MARINE MAMMALS Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to Conducting Precision Strike Weapon Missions in the Gulf of Mexico §...

  7. 7 CFR 1901.254 - Scope.

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    ... buildings, schools, transportation, traffic, and law enforcement. (5) Loans to develop community irrigation... assessment. However, when the State Director or County Supervisor finds or has had communication or obtains... improve: (i) Community water, sanitary sewage, solid waste disposal, and storm waste water...

  8. 14 CFR 254.6 - Periodic adjustments.

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    ... review the minimum limit of liability prescribed in this part every two years. The Department will use the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers as of July of each review year to calculate the revised minimum liability amount. The Department will use the following formula: $2500 × (a/b) rounded...

  9. Evidence Based Education Request Desk. EBE #254

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    This response looks specifically at the research related to teacher certification, alternative certification, and student achievement in science or mathematics. The research findings are inconclusive, and there is a need for more experimental and quasi-experimental studies to further define causality. (Contains 1 footnote.)

  10. 36 CFR 254.9 - Appraisals.

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    ... the whole; and (ii) The valuation is compatible with the highest and best use of the property. (3) In... comparative market analysis and, if more than one method of valuation is used, an analysis and reconciliation... sales, including a description of all relevant physical, legal, and economic factors such as parties...

  11. Analysis of rubella virus infection among pregnant women in 36 254 cases%36254例妊娠期孕妇风疹病毒感染状况分析

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    索庆丽; 胡晞江; 姚婷

    2012-01-01

    Objective To investigate the rubella virus(RV) infection and susceptibility condition among pregnant women in Wuhan maternal and child health hospital for 10 years,and to provide references for the prevention of pregnancy RV infection and congenital rubella syndrome(CRS). Methods ELISA was used to measure the RV-IgM and RV-IgG in the serum samples of 36 254 cases of RV infected pregnant women,which were divided into a variety of infection models,and we used two or more group x2 test for statistical analysis. Results The positive rate of RV-IgM among pregnant women was 1. 52%,of which the primary RV infection during pregnancy was 1. 02% ;the RV susceptibility rate during middle pregnancy was significantly higher than early pregnancy, recent RV uninfected and immunized pregnant women in early pregnancy were significantly higher than middle and later pregnancy; RV susceptible rate in pregnant women increased significantly with increasing age trend. Conclusion The recent RV infection rate of pregnant women in that hospital for 10 years is at an intermediate level. RV natural infection rate was higher among childbearing aged and pregnant women. The health care institutions at all levels should strengthen the management of RV susceptible pregnant women during early and middle pregnancy and guide the susceptible women of childbearing age to accept vaccination and prevent aged pregnant women from RV infection.%目的 调查武汉市妇幼保健院10年妊娠期孕妇风疹病毒(RV)感染和易感状况,为预防妊娠期RV感染和胎儿先天性风疹综合征(CRS)提供参考依据.方法 用酶联免疫吸附法(ELISA)检测36 254例孕妇血清中RV-IgM和RV-IgG两项指标,将其分为多种感染模式,采用两组或多组比较的χ2检验进行统计分析.结果 孕妇RV-IgM阳性率为1.52%,其中,妊娠期RV原发感染孕妇为1.02%;中孕期RV易感率显著高于早孕;早孕期近期未感染RV且对其具有免疫力的孕妇显著高于中、晚孕期

  12. Destruction of microcystins (cyanotoxins) by UV-254 nm-based direct photolysis and advanced oxidation processes (AOPs): influence of variable amino acids on the degradation kinetics and reaction mechanisms.

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    He, Xuexiang; de la Cruz, Armah A; Hiskia, Anastasia; Kaloudis, Triantafyllos; O'Shea, Kevin; Dionysiou, Dionysios D

    2015-05-01

    Hepatotoxic microcystins (MCs) are the most frequently detected group of cyanobacterial toxins. This study investigated the degradation of common MC variants in water, MC-LR, MC-RR, MC-YR and MC-LA, by UV-254 nm-based processes, UV only, UV/H2O2, UV/S2O8(2-) and UV/HSO5(-). Limited direct photolysis of MCs was observed, while the addition of an oxidant significantly improved the degradation efficiency with an order of UV/S2O8(2-) > UV/HSO5(-) > UV/H2O2 at the same initial molar concentration of the oxidant. The removal of MC-LR by UV/H2O2 appeared to be faster than another cyanotoxin, cylindrospermopsin, at either the same initial molar concentration or the same initial organic carbon concentration of the toxin. It suggested a faster reaction of MC-LR with hydroxyl radical, which was further supported by the determined second-order rate constant of MCs with hydroxyl radical. Both isomerization and photohydration byproducts were observed in UV only process for all four MCs; while in UV/H2O2, hydroxylation and diene-Adda double bond cleavage byproducts were detected. The presence of a tyrosine in the structure of MC-YR significantly promoted the formation of monohydroxylation byproduct m/z 1061; while the presence of a second arginine in MC-RR led to the elimination of a guanidine group and the absence of double bond cleavage byproducts. It was therefore demonstrated in this study that the variable amino acids in the structure of MCs influenced not only the degradation kinetics but also the preferable reaction mechanisms.

  13. Survey about caries condition and oral health habits of 254 preschool children in Chengdu%成都市学龄前儿童龋患情况及口腔卫生习惯调查分析

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    林靖雯; 王洪萍

    2011-01-01

    目的 了解成都市学龄前儿童口腔卫生习惯及口腔健康状况,为口腔健康教育及口腔预防保健提供依据.方法 对成都市264例学龄前儿童进行口腔检查和问卷调查,了解其龋患情况和口腔卫生习惯,对各年龄段患龋率、龋均、口腔卫生习惯进行统计分析.结果 成都市学龄前儿童患龋率为11%,龋均0.46,随年龄增加龋患情况逐渐加重.仅有25%的学龄前儿童坚持每天清洁牙齿,且开始刷牙年龄较晚.结论 成都市学龄前儿童的口腔健康状况有待加强,督促家长帮助孩子从小树立良好的口腔卫生习惯非常重要.%Objective This study was planned to acquire oral health habits and oral health condition of preschool children in Chengdu and provide a basis for oral education, oral health care and disease prevention.Methods Oral examination and questionnaire survey was conducted among 254 preschool children in Chengdu to aquire their caries condition and oral health habits.Caries prevalence rate, dmft, oral health habits of each age group were statistically analyzed.Results Caries prevalence rate of preschool children in Chengdu was 11%, and dmft was 0.46.Caries condition was aggvagated with age increasing.Only 25 % preschool children persisted in cleaning teeth every day, and preschool children of Chengdu began cleaning teeth at an older age.Conclusion Oral health condition of preschool children in Chengdu needs to be improved.It is very important to prompt parents to help children to form good oral health habits from childhood.

  14. Degradation kinetics and mechanism of β-lactam antibiotics by the activation of H{sub 2}O{sub 2} and Na{sub 2}S{sub 2}O{sub 8} under UV-254 nm irradiation

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    He, Xuexiang [Environmental Engineering and Science Program, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH 45221-0012 (United States); Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Nireas-International Water Research Centre, School of Engineering, University of Cyprus, PO Box 20537, 1678 Nicosia (Cyprus); Mezyk, Stephen P. [Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, California State University Long Beach, 1250 Bellflower Blvd., Long Beach, CA 90840 (United States); Michael, Irene; Fatta-Kassinos, Despo [Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Nireas-International Water Research Centre, School of Engineering, University of Cyprus, PO Box 20537, 1678 Nicosia (Cyprus); Dionysiou, Dionysios D., E-mail: dionysios.d.dionysiou@uc.edu [Environmental Engineering and Science Program, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH 45221-0012 (United States); Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Nireas-International Water Research Centre, School of Engineering, University of Cyprus, PO Box 20537, 1678 Nicosia (Cyprus)

    2014-08-30

    Graphical abstract: - Highlights: • Removal efficiency was comparable at different UV fluence rates but same fluence. • Reducing pH to 3 or 2 did not inhibit the removal of nitrobenzene by UV/S{sub 2}O{sub 8}{sup 2−}. • 1.84 × 10{sup −14} M [HO{sup •} ]{sub ss} and 3.10 × 10{sup −13} M [SO{sub 4}{sup •} {sup −}]{sub ss} in UV/S{sub 2}O{sub 8}{sup 2−} were estimated. • HO{sup •} reacted faster with the β-lactams than SO{sub 4}{sup •} {sup −} but sharing similar byproducts. • Transformation pathways included hydroxylation, hydrolysis and decarboxylation. - Abstract: The extensive production and usage of antibiotics have led to an increasing occurrence of antibiotic residuals in various aquatic compartments, presenting a significant threat to both ecosystem and human health. This study investigated the degradation of selected β-lactam antibiotics (penicillins: ampicillin, penicillin V, and piperacillin; cephalosporin: cephalothin) by UV-254 nm activated H{sub 2}O{sub 2} and S{sub 2}O{sub 8}{sup 2−} photochemical processes. The UV irradiation alone resulted in various degrees of direct photolysis of the antibiotics; while the addition of the oxidants improved significantly the removal efficiency. The steady-state radical concentrations were estimated, revealing a non-negligible contribution of hydroxyl radicals in the UV/S{sub 2}O{sub 8}{sup 2−} system. Mineralization of the β-lactams could be achieved at high UV fluence, with a slow formation of SO{sub 4}{sup 2−} and a much lower elimination of total organic carbon (TOC). The transformation mechanisms were also investigated showing the main reaction pathways of hydroxylation (+16 Da) at the aromatic ring and/or the sulfur atom, hydrolysis (+18 Da) at the β-lactam ring and decarboxylation (–44 Da) for the three penicillins. Oxidation of amine group was also observed for ampicillin. This study suggests that UV/H{sub 2}O{sub 2} and UV/S{sub 2}O{sub 8}{sup 2−} advanced

  15. Transobturator or retropublic passage tension-free vaginal tape for 254 female patients with stress urinary incontinence%经闭孔或耻骨后无张力阴道吊带术治疗女性压力性尿失禁的临床分析

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    洪莉; 许学先; 詹炳炎

    2008-01-01

    This study was to retrospectively report the clinical effects of retropublic passage tension free vaginal tape(TVT)vs.transobturator tape(TVT-O)on 254 female patients with stress urinary incontinence(SUI).Our findings showed that mean operative time was significantly lower in TVT-O group than that in TVT group[(19±4)min vs.(27±6)min;P<0.05].Perioperative complications were more commonly seen in the retropubic procedure(2.9% vs.8.8%;P<0.01).There was no significant difference in intraoperative blood loss[(19±6)ml vs.(31±8)ml in TVT-O or TVT groups;P>0.05]and in-hospital stay[(4.1±1.5)d vs.(4.5±1.8)d in TVT-O or TvT groups;P>0.05]between the two groups.Grouts-Blaivas Score demonstrated that those two treatment groups did not differ significantly in 24-hour(93.6% vs.91.2%;P>0.05)or long-term postoperative cure rate(94.5% vs.94.3%;P>0.05).We suggested that TVT or TVT-O seemed to be equally effective in surgical treatment of SUI.However,TVT-O had advantage of relatively lower overall perioperative complication rate.%回顾性分析254例女性压力性尿失禁(SUI)患者行经闭孔无张力阴道吊带术(TVT-O)或经耻骨后无张力阴道吊带术(TVT)的疗效.结果显示TVT-O组与TVT组相比,手术时间明显缩短[(19±4)min,(27±6)min;P<0.01]、并发症明显减少(2.9%,8.8%;P<0.01);术中出血[(19±6)ml,(31±8)ml]、住院时间[(4.1±1.5)d,(4.5±1.8)d]、Grouts-Blaivas评分法评定的术后24 h(93.6%,91.2%)和末次随访治愈率(94.5%,94.3%)差异无统计学意义(P>0.05).提示两种方法均为治疗女性SUI的有效方法,但TVT-O并发症明显减少.

  16. Ab initio determination of the framework structure of the heavy-metal oxide Cs{sub x}Nb{sub 2.54}W{sub 2.46}O{sub 14} from 100kV precession electron diffraction data

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    Weirich, Thomas E. [Gemeinschaftslabor fuer Elektronenmikroskopie der Rheinisch-Westfaelischen Technischen Hochschule (RWTH) Aachen, Ahornstrasse 55, Aachen D-52074 (Germany)]. E-mail: weirich@gfe.rwth-aachen.de; Portillo, Joaquim [NanoMEGAS, Boulevard Edmond Machtens 79, Brussels B-1080 (Belgium); SERVEIS Cientificotecnics, Universitat de Barcelona/Sole i Sabaris s/n, Barcelona 08028 (Spain); Cox, Gerhard [BASF-AG, Polymer Physics Department, Ludwigshafen D-67065 (Germany); Hibst, Hartmut [BASF-AG, Catalysis Research Department Ludwigshafen D-67065 (Germany); Nicolopoulos, Stavros [NanoMEGAS, Boulevard Edmond Machtens 79, Brussels B-1080 (Belgium); Universidad Politecnica de Valencia /ITQ Avda de los Naranjos s/n, Valencia 46071 (Spain)

    2006-02-15

    The present work deals with the ab initio determination of the heavy metal framework in Cs{sub x}(Nb, W){sub 5}O{sub 14} from precession electron diffraction intensities. The target structure was first discovered by Lundberg and Sundberg [Ultramicroscopy 52 (1993) 429-435], who succeeded in deriving a tentative structural model from high-resolution electron microsopy (HREM) images. The metal framework of the compound was solved in this investigation via direct methods from hk0 precession electron diffraction intensities recorded with a Philips EM400 at 100kV. A subsequent (kinematical) least-squares refinement with electron intensities yielded slightly improved co-ordinates for the 11 heavy atoms in the structure. Chemical analysis of several crystallites by EDX is in agreement with the formula Cs{sub 0.44}Nb{sub 2.54}W{sub 2.46}O{sub 14}. Moreover, the structure was independently determined by Rietveld refinement from X-ray powder data obtained from a multi-phasic sample. The compound crystallises in the orthorhombic space group Pbam with refined lattice parameters a=27.145(2), b=21.603(2), and c=3.9463(3)A. Comparison of the framework structure from electron diffraction with the result from Rietveld refinement shows an average agreement for the heavy atoms within 0.09A.

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  2. 42 CFR 422.254 - Submission of bids.

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    ... (as defined § 422.102). (4) The projected number of enrollees in each MA local area used in... to verify actuarial bases and the projected number of enrollees. (6) A description of deductibles... premium for basic benefits under the original Medicare fee-for-service program option; (3) The amount...

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    ... operation in atmospheres containing gases, dust, and light rays produced by the welding arc. (ii) Unusual... meet the requirements of the service. Chief among these conditions are: (A) Exposure to unusually corrosive fumes. (B) Exposure to steam or excessive humidity. (C) Exposure to excessive oil vapor....

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    ... 24 Housing and Urban Development 2 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Termination of mortgage insurance... HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT MORTGAGE AND LOAN INSURANCE PROGRAMS UNDER NATIONAL HOUSING ACT AND OTHER AUTHORITIES MORTGAGE INSURANCE AND INTEREST REDUCTION PAYMENT FOR RENTAL PROJECTS Contract Rights...

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    ... Air Quality Control Regions (the “Regions”), as described in 40 CFR part 81, dated July 1, 1979... employment of insecticides, pesticides, or herbicides. (4) The employment, application, evaporation, or... having an olefinic or cycloolefinic type of unsaturation; 5 percent; (2) A combination of...

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  12. 山东临沂市254名农村婴幼儿血清视黄醇和类胡萝卜素水平及其与相关膳食因素的关系%Serum retinol and carotenoid of rural infants and young children in Linyi of Shangdong Province and analysis on their related influencing dietary factors

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    范萍; 沈遥; 李永华; 马爱勤; 孙忠清; 汪之顼

    2012-01-01

    目的 为了解农村婴幼儿血清维生素A(VA)营养状况和血清类胡萝卜素水平,以及两者关系和相关影响因素而开展本研究.方法 采用整群抽样方法,对山东省临沂市某镇辖区内254名6~24月龄健康婴幼儿进行健康体检和喂养状况调查.采集足背静脉血样,用高效液相色谱法测定血清视黄醇和β-胡萝卜素、α-胡萝卜素、β-隐黄素及叶黄素+玉米黄素含量.用膳食频率法回顾性调查婴幼儿最近一个月内的各类食物摄入状况,分析喂养状况与血清视黄醇和类胡萝卜素水平的关系.结果 被调查婴幼儿血清视黄醇浓度平均为(0.96±0.55)μmol/L,不同月龄段间没有明显差异(P>0.05);血清VA缺乏率为40.6%,边缘性VA缺乏率为32.6%.血清β-胡萝卜素、α-胡萝卜素、β-隐黄素和叶黄素+玉米黄素浓度的平均值分别为(0.056±0.088) μmol/L、(3.3±12.1) nmol/L、(27.0±45.2) nmol/L和(0.22±0.22) μmol/L.不同月龄段儿童血清叶黄素+玉米黄素浓度存在差异(P<0.05),13 ~18月龄段低于6~12月龄儿童.母乳喂养和配方奶粉是影响婴幼儿血清视黄醇和β-胡萝卜素水平的主要因素.母乳喂养频率与β-胡萝卜素水平呈负相关(P<0.05),而配方粉喂养频率与血清视黄醇和除α-胡萝卜素以外的类胡萝卜素水平呈正相关(均为P<0.05);水果蔬菜喂养频率则只与血清β-胡萝卜素、α-胡萝卜素和β-隐黄素浓度呈正相关.血清视黄醇与类胡萝卜素各组分,以及类胡萝卜素各组分之间,具有显著正相关关系(均为P <0.001).结论 调查的农村婴幼儿血清VA营养状况较差,血清β-胡萝卜素、α-胡萝卜素、β-隐黄素及叶黄素+玉米黄素浓度与母乳、配方奶粉、水果蔬菜添加等喂养状况关系密切.%Objective The study was carried out to determine serum retinol and carotenoid of infants and young children in rural areas, and to explore their related

  13. Use of trioctylphosphine oxide for transplutonium element extraction and purification

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    Investigated was extraction of tri-valent curium, berkelium, californium, einsteinium as well as cerium and europium with trioctylphosphin oxide from lactic acid solutions, containing DTPA and aluminium nitrate depending on the aluminium nitrate and TOPO concentrations and nitric acid solutions of variable concentration as well. Under optimum conditions of extraction chromatography of berkelium studied was the distribution of cobalt, nickel, chromium, iron, aluminium, titanium, zirconium and niobium ions, and the coefficients of berkelium purification from cations investigated were determined. The effect of weight quantities of cation impurities on extraction chromatographic yield of berkelium has been investigated. Examples of practice application of the extraction chromatography with the use of TOPO are given

  14. Extraction studies of selected actinide ions from aqueous solutions with 4-benzoyl-2,4-dihydro-5-methyl-2-phenyl-3H-pyrazol-3-thione and tri-n-octylphosphine oxide

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    Hannink, N.J.; Hoffman, D.C. [Lawrence Berkeley Lab., CA (United States)]|[California Univ., Berkeley, CA (United States). Dept. of Chemistry; Smith, B.F. [Los Alamos National Lab., NM (United States)

    1991-11-01

    The first measurements of distribution coefficients (K{sub d}) for Cm(III), Bk(III), Cf(III), Es(III), and Fm(III) between aqueous perchlorate solutions and solutions of 4-benzoyl-2,4-dihydro-5-methyl-2-phenyl-3H-pyrazol-3-thione (BMPPT) and the synergist tri-n-octylphosphine oxide (TOPO) in toluene are reported. Curium-243, berkelium-250, californium-249, einsteinium-254, and fermium-253 were used in these studies. The K{sub d} for {sup 241}Am was also measured and is in agreement with previously published results. Our new results show that the K{sub d}`s decrease gradually with increasing atomic number for the actinides with a dip at Cf. In general, the K{sub d}`s for these actinides are about a factor of 5 to 10 greater than the K{sub d}`s for the homologous lanthanides at a pH of 2.9, a BMPPT concentration of 0.2 M, and a TOPO concentration of 0.04 M. The larger K{sub d}`s for the actinides are consistent with greater covalent bonding between the actinide metal ion and the sulfur bonding site in the ligand.

  15. Extraction studies of selected actinide ions from aqueous solutions with 4-benzoyl-2,4-dihydro-5-methyl-2-phenyl-3H-pyrazol-3-thione and tri-n-octylphosphine oxide

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    Hannink, N.J.; Hoffman, D.C. (Lawrence Berkeley Lab., CA (United States) California Univ., Berkeley, CA (United States). Dept. of Chemistry); Smith, B.F. (Los Alamos National Lab., NM (United States))

    1991-11-01

    The first measurements of distribution coefficients (K{sub d}) for Cm(III), Bk(III), Cf(III), Es(III), and Fm(III) between aqueous perchlorate solutions and solutions of 4-benzoyl-2,4-dihydro-5-methyl-2-phenyl-3H-pyrazol-3-thione (BMPPT) and the synergist tri-n-octylphosphine oxide (TOPO) in toluene are reported. Curium-243, berkelium-250, californium-249, einsteinium-254, and fermium-253 were used in these studies. The K{sub d} for {sup 241}Am was also measured and is in agreement with previously published results. Our new results show that the K{sub d}'s decrease gradually with increasing atomic number for the actinides with a dip at Cf. In general, the K{sub d}'s for these actinides are about a factor of 5 to 10 greater than the K{sub d}'s for the homologous lanthanides at a pH of 2.9, a BMPPT concentration of 0.2 M, and a TOPO concentration of 0.04 M. The larger K{sub d}'s for the actinides are consistent with greater covalent bonding between the actinide metal ion and the sulfur bonding site in the ligand.

  16. Extraction studies of selected actinide ions from aqueous solutions with 4-benzoyl-2,4-Dihydro-5-methyl-2-phenyl-3H-pyrazol-3-thione and Tri-n-octylphosphine oxide

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    Hannink, N.J.; Hoffman, D.C. [Lawrence Berkeley Lab., CA (United States); Smith, B.F. [Los Alamos National Lab., NM (United States)

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    The first measurements of distribution coefficients (k{sub d}) for Cm(III), Bk(III), Cf(III), Es(III), and Fm(III) between aqueous perchlorate solutions and solutions of 4-benzoyl-2,4-dihydro-5-methyl-2-phenyl-3H-pyrazol-3-thione (BMPPT) and the synergist tri-n-octylphosphine oxide (TOPO) in toluene are reported. Curium-243, berkelium-250, californium-249, einsteinium-254, and fermium-253 were used in these studies. The K{sub d} for {sup 241}Am was also measured and is in agreement with previously published results. Our new results show that the K{sub d}`s decrease gradually with increasing atomic number for the actinides with a dip at Cf. In general, the K{sub d}`s for these actinides are about about a factor of 10 greater than the K{sub d}`s for the homologous lanthanides at a pH of 2.9, a BMPPT concentration of 0.2 M, and a TOPO concentration of 0.04 M. The larger K{sub d}`s for the actinides are consistent with greater covalent bonding between the actinide metal ion and the sulfur bonding site in the ligand. 9 refs., 2 figs., 1 tab.

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  19. Sterilization effect of 254 nm UV-C irradiation against cynaobacteria Microcystis aeruginosa

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    Harmful algal bloom (HAB) produced by several cyanobacterial species is a significant threat to many aquatic ecosystems around the world. Recently frequent occurrence of serious algal bloom in Lake Taihu, Lake Dianchi, and Lake Chaohu has become a serious concern in China. Although various methods a...

  20. tert-Butyl 2-{[5-(4-cyanophenylpyridin-3-yl]sulfonyl}acetate

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    Full Text Available In the title compound, C18H18N2O4S, the dihedral angle between the aromatic rings is 33.71 (9° and an intramolecular C—H...O hydrogen bond closes an S(6 ring. In the crystal, molecules are linked by C—H...O and C—H...N hydrogen bonds to generate a three-dimensional network. A very weak aromatic π–π stacking interction is also observed [centroid–centroid separation = 3.9524 (10 Å].

  1. Kuue kuuga on EAS toetanud uusi ideid 2,54 miljardi krooniga / Ülari Alamets

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    Ettevõtluse Arendamise Sihtasutus on enam arendanud tehnoloogia arenduskeskuseid, ettevõtete tootearendusprojekte, investeeringuid külakeskkonda ning kohalike avalike teenuste arendamist. Lisa: Põlvamaa suuremad projektid

  2. Civic Education and Peacebuilding: Examples from Iraq and Sudan. Special Report 254

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    Levine, Daniel H.; Bishai, Linda S.

    2010-01-01

    Between 2006 and 2010, the United States Institute of Peace developed several civic education programs for Iraq and Sudan as part of broader efforts to promote postconflict stability and development and help prevent a return to violence. This report describes those programs after first examining the conceptual bases for civic education and how…

  3. Yeast Interacting Proteins Database: YGL154C, YGL254W [Yeast Interacting Proteins Database

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    Full Text Available egulatory target is SSU1, overexpression suppresses sulfite-sensitivity of many unrelated mutants due to hyp...SSU1, overexpression suppresses sulfite-sensitivity of many unrelated mutants due to hyperactivation of SSU1

  4. 40 CFR 421.254 - Standards of performance for new sources.

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    .... (e) Calciner wet air pollution control. NSPS for the Primary Precious Metals and Mercury Subcategory....000 211.200 pH (1) (1) 1 Within the range of 7.5 to 10.0 at all times. (g) Calciner stack gas...

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    ... requirements. (a) Fuel flow meters, gas composition monitors, and heating value monitors associated with stationary combustion sources must follow the monitoring and QA/QC requirements in § 98.34. (b) All flow... emissions calculations in this subpart for sources other than stationary combustion sources shall...

  6. TASK 2.5.4 DEVELOPMENT OF AN ENERGY SAVINGS CALCULATOR

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    Miller, William A [ORNL; New, Joshua Ryan [ORNL; Desjarlais, Andre Omer [ORNL; Huang, Joe [Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL); Erdem, Ender [Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL); Ronnen, Levinson [Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL)

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    California s major energy utilities and the California Energy Commission (CEC) are seeking to allocate capital that yields the greatest return on investment for energy infrastructure that meets any part of the need for reliable supplies of energy. The utilities are keenly interested in knowing the amount of electrical energy savings that would occur if cool roof color materials are adopted in the building market. To meet this need the Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) have been collaborating on a Public Interest Energy Research (PIER) project to develop an industry-consensus energy-savings calculator. The task was coordinated with an ongoing effort supported by the DOE to develop one calculator to achieve both the DOE and the EPA objectives for deployment of cool roof products. Recent emphasis on domestic building energy use has made the work a top priority by the Department of Energy s (DOE) Building Technologies Program. The Roof Savings Calculator (RSC) tool is designed to help building owners, manufacturers, distributors, contractors and practitioners easily run complex simulations. The latest web technologies and usability design were employed to provide an easy input interface to an annual simulation of hour-by-hour, whole-building performance using the world-class simulation tools DOE-2.1E and AtticSim. Building defaults were assigned based on the best available statistical evidence and can provide energy and cost savings after the user selects nothing more than the building location. A key goal for the tool is to promote the energy benefits of cool color tile, metal and asphalt shingle roof products and other energy saving systems. The RSC tool focuses on applications for the roof and attic; however, the code conducts a whole building simulation that puts the energy and heat flows of the roof and attic into the perspective of the whole house. An annual simulation runs in about 30 sec. In addition to cool reflective roofs, the RSC tool will simulate high- medium- and low-slope roofs, and has a custom selection for the user whose house has a unique inclination. There is an option for above sheathing ventilation, which is prevalent in tile and stone-coated metal roof assemblies. The tool also accommodates the effects of radiant barriers and low-emittance surfaces in the inclined air space above the sheathing. The practitioner can select to have air-conditioning ducts either in the conditioned space or in the attic. If in the attic, the user can select one of three air leakage options. Option 1 is an inspected duct having 4% leakage and code level of duct insulation; option 2 is a poorly insulated duct having 14% air leakage; and option 3 is a custom leakage rate specified by the user. The practitioner can setup multiple layers of ceiling insulation. AtticSim is benchmarked against the field data acquired for Ft. Irwin located near Barstow, CA, first as a standalone simulation program and then again integrated within the DOE-2.1E program. The standalone benchmark was very useful to determining how well AtticSim replicates the building physics of an attic. The coupled benchmark was useful to verify that the DOE-2.1E/AtticSim code is modeling correctly the dynamic relationship between the attic and the occupied space below, as well as the interactions between the attic and the HVAC system, in particular when the ducts are located in the attic.

  7. 40 CFR 97.254 - Compliance with CAIR SO2 emissions limitation.

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    ... sulfur dioxide emissions, determined in accordance with subpart HHH of this part, from all CAIR SO2 units... subpart HHH of this part, from all CAIR SO2 units at the source for the control period; or (ii) If...

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    ... sulfur dioxide emissions, determined in accordance with subpart HHH of this part, from all CAIR SO2 units... subpart HHH of this part, from all CAIR SO2 units at the source for the control period; or (ii) If...

  9. No 2965, No 254. Report on new energy technologies and carbon dioxide sequestration: scientifical and technical aspects

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    The abatement of CO2 emissions is a huge technical and economical challenge. Fossil fuels, which represent 88% of the world primary energy consumption, are the main source of the 25 billions of CO2 released each year in the atmosphere. The mastery of CO2 emissions cannot come from a single technology but must result from the simultaneous implementation of several means, like the development of carbon-free energies and the mastery of fossil fuel emissions. The opportunities of progress are numerous and compatible with the economic development. This document presents, first, the different greenhouse gases, the CO2 emissions per country and the main sources of CO2 emissions (power and heat generation, transports). Then it presents different ways of abatement of CO2 emissions: clean coal technologies, gas combined cycles, CO2 sequestration, reduction of fuel consumption in transports, development of carbon-free energies: wind power, solar photovoltaic for decentralized power generation, nuclear energy for a competitive power generation and for CO2 abatement, biofuels of 2. generation and fuel cells. The conclusion stresses on the investments needed for the renewal and increase of energy capacities, and on the necessary visibility and moderation of emission abatement mechanisms (carbon trading and CO2 prices). (J.S.)

  10. The Development of Project Information Packages for Effective Approaches in Compensatory Education. Final Report. Report No. UR-254.

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    Tallmadge, G. Kasten

    The project described herein represents an attempt by the U. S. Office of Education to take a more active role in the national dissemination and replication of those programs which have achieved the greatest success in producing reliably measured achievement benefits in reading and mathematical skills. With this general objective in mind, the U.…

  11. Effects of space vacuum and solar ultraviolet irradiation (254 nanometers) on the colony forming ability of Bacillus subtilis spores

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    Buecker, H.; Horneck, G.; Wollenhaupt, H.

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    Bacillus subtilis spores are highly resistant to harsh environments. Therefore, in the Apollo 16 Microbial Response to Space Environment Experiment (M191), these spores were exposed to space vacuum or solar ultraviolet irradiation, or both, to estimate the change of survival for terrestrial organisms in space. The survival of the spores was determined in terms of colony-forming ability. Comparison of the flight results with results of simulation experiments on earth applying high vacuum or ultraviolet irradiation, or both, revealed no remarkable difference. Simultaneous exposure to both these space factors resulted in a synergistic effect (that is, an ultraviolet supersensitivity). Therefore, the change of survival in space is assumed to depend on the degree of protection against solar ultraviolet irradiation.

  12. SU-E-J-254: Utility of Pinnacle Dynamic Planning Module Utilizing Deformable Image Registration in Adaptive Radiotherapy

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    Jani, S [Sharp Memorial Hospital, San Diego, CA (United States)

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    Purpose For certain highly conformal treatment techniques, changes in patient anatomy due to weight loss and/or tumor shrinkage can result in significant changes in dose distribution. Recently, the Pinnacle treatment planning system added a Dynamic Planning module utilizing Deformable Image Registration (DIR). The objective of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of this software in adapting to altered anatomy and adjusting treatment plans to account for it. Methods We simulated significant tumor response by changing patient thickness and altered chin positions using a commercially-available head and neck (H and N) phantom. In addition, we studied 23 CT image sets of fifteen (15) patients with H and N tumors and eight (8) patients with prostate cancer. In each case, we applied deformable image registration through Dynamic Planning module of our Pinnacle Treatment Planning System. The dose distribution of the original CT image set was compared to the newly computed dose without altering any treatment parameter. Result was a dose if we did not adjust the plan to reflect anatomical changes. Results For the H and N phantom, a tumor response of up to 3.5 cm was correctly deformed by the Pinnacle Dynamic module. Recomputed isodose contours on new anatomies were within 1 mm of the expected distribution. The Pinnacle system configuration allowed dose computations resulting from original plans on new anatomies without leaving the planning system. Original and new doses were available side-by-side with both CT image sets. Based on DIR, about 75% of H and N patients (11/15) required a re-plan using new anatomy. Among prostate patients, the DIR predicted near-correct bladder volume in 62% of the patients (5/8). Conclusions The Dynamic Planning module of the Pinnacle system proved to be an accurate and useful tool in our ability to adapt to changes in patient anatomy during a course of radiotherapy.

  13. SU-E-J-254: Utility of Pinnacle Dynamic Planning Module Utilizing Deformable Image Registration in Adaptive Radiotherapy

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    Purpose For certain highly conformal treatment techniques, changes in patient anatomy due to weight loss and/or tumor shrinkage can result in significant changes in dose distribution. Recently, the Pinnacle treatment planning system added a Dynamic Planning module utilizing Deformable Image Registration (DIR). The objective of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of this software in adapting to altered anatomy and adjusting treatment plans to account for it. Methods We simulated significant tumor response by changing patient thickness and altered chin positions using a commercially-available head and neck (H and N) phantom. In addition, we studied 23 CT image sets of fifteen (15) patients with H and N tumors and eight (8) patients with prostate cancer. In each case, we applied deformable image registration through Dynamic Planning module of our Pinnacle Treatment Planning System. The dose distribution of the original CT image set was compared to the newly computed dose without altering any treatment parameter. Result was a dose if we did not adjust the plan to reflect anatomical changes. Results For the H and N phantom, a tumor response of up to 3.5 cm was correctly deformed by the Pinnacle Dynamic module. Recomputed isodose contours on new anatomies were within 1 mm of the expected distribution. The Pinnacle system configuration allowed dose computations resulting from original plans on new anatomies without leaving the planning system. Original and new doses were available side-by-side with both CT image sets. Based on DIR, about 75% of H and N patients (11/15) required a re-plan using new anatomy. Among prostate patients, the DIR predicted near-correct bladder volume in 62% of the patients (5/8). Conclusions The Dynamic Planning module of the Pinnacle system proved to be an accurate and useful tool in our ability to adapt to changes in patient anatomy during a course of radiotherapy

  14. Discovery of Isotopes of the Transuranium Elements with 93 <= Z <= 98

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    One hundred and five isotopes of the transuranium elements neptunium, plutonium, americium, curium, berkelium and californium have so far been observed; the discovery of these isotopes is discussed. For each isotope a brief summary of the first refereed publication, including the production and identification method, is presented.

  15. Nr 254 - Opinion on the behalf of the Commission of foreign affairs in the finance bill project for 2013 (nr 235), Volume 5 - ecology, sustainable development and planning

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    After an introduction evoking the different parts of the finance bill project, its main programs and endowments, this report sets the associated national strategy within the context of the European and world agenda with respect to the protection of the environment, to climate change, and to international negotiations (Rio protocol, Durban conference, biodiversity). It outlines three main challenges: the international conference on climate of 2015 France has proposed to organize, the creation of European community on energy, and solving the current difficulties of the carbon trading scheme

  16. Preliminary Data Analysis of a National Merged Database as Applied to Implementation of the School and Library Discount Matrix in Section 254 of the Telecommunications Act of 1996.

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    This document aims to assist understanding of the Telecommunications Act of 1996 and to insure the implementation of a school discount methodology that is rational, equitable, and methodologically defensible. Based on a merged database containing data from 8,814 schools, 5,670,452 students, and 18 telecommunication companies in 7 states, this…

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  18. SU-E-T-254: Optimization of GATE and PHITS Monte Carlo Code Parameters for Uniform Scanning Proton Beam Based On Simulation with FLUKA General-Purpose Code

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    Kurosu, K [Department of Radiation Oncology, Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine, Osaka (Japan); Department of Medical Physics ' Engineering, Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine, Osaka (Japan); Takashina, M; Koizumi, M [Department of Medical Physics ' Engineering, Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine, Osaka (Japan); Das, I; Moskvin, V [Department of Radiation Oncology, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN (United States)

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    Purpose: Monte Carlo codes are becoming important tools for proton beam dosimetry. However, the relationships between the customizing parameters and percentage depth dose (PDD) of GATE and PHITS codes have not been reported which are studied for PDD and proton range compared to the FLUKA code and the experimental data. Methods: The beam delivery system of the Indiana University Health Proton Therapy Center was modeled for the uniform scanning beam in FLUKA and transferred identically into GATE and PHITS. This computational model was built from the blue print and validated with the commissioning data. Three parameters evaluated are the maximum step size, cut off energy and physical and transport model. The dependence of the PDDs on the customizing parameters was compared with the published results of previous studies. Results: The optimal parameters for the simulation of the whole beam delivery system were defined by referring to the calculation results obtained with each parameter. Although the PDDs from FLUKA and the experimental data show a good agreement, those of GATE and PHITS obtained with our optimal parameters show a minor discrepancy. The measured proton range R90 was 269.37 mm, compared to the calculated range of 269.63 mm, 268.96 mm, and 270.85 mm with FLUKA, GATE and PHITS, respectively. Conclusion: We evaluated the dependence of the results for PDDs obtained with GATE and PHITS Monte Carlo generalpurpose codes on the customizing parameters by using the whole computational model of the treatment nozzle. The optimal parameters for the simulation were then defined by referring to the calculation results. The physical model, particle transport mechanics and the different geometrybased descriptions need accurate customization in three simulation codes to agree with experimental data for artifact-free Monte Carlo simulation. This study was supported by Grants-in Aid for Cancer Research (H22-3rd Term Cancer Control-General-043) from the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare of Japan, Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research (No. 23791419), and JSPS Core-to-Core program (No. 23003). The authors have no conflict of interest.

  19. Persian Literary Influence on English Literature: With Special Reference to the Nineteenth Century. Costa Mesa, Mazda Publishers, 2005, xiii + 254 p. (Bibliotheca Iranica, Literature Series, 8)

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    This work, begun as a Cambridge dissertation under A. J. Arberry, surveys the English encounter and literary adaptation of Persia and Persian literature through the 19th century, highlighting the specifically Persianate contribution to orientalism in Europe. This 2nd edition, with new preface (first published Calcutta, Iran Society, 1983), makes the work accessible to a wider audience, and fills a needed gap by drawing together in one place information that had been scattered in several solid...

  20. 论海上保险代位求偿权制度--兼谈对我国《海商法》第252~254条的修改%On the System of Right of Subrogation in Marine Insurance--Revision of the Art.252~254 of CMC

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    文中结合实体法和程序法有关海上保险代位求偿权的具体规定,力求将二者融会贯通,指出实践中出现或可能出现的问题,明确立法存在的缺陷并提出修改意见,试图更加完善我国海上保险代位求偿权制度.

  1. No 2965, No 254. Report on new energy technologies and carbon dioxide sequestration: scientifical and technical aspects; N. 2965, N. 254. Rapport sur les nouvelles technologies de l'energie et la sequestration du dioxyde de carbone: aspects scientifiques et techniques

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    Bataille, Ch.; Birraux, C

    2006-03-15

    The abatement of CO{sub 2} emissions is a huge technical and economical challenge. Fossil fuels, which represent 88% of the world primary energy consumption, are the main source of the 25 billions of CO{sub 2} released each year in the atmosphere. The mastery of CO{sub 2} emissions cannot come from a single technology but must result from the simultaneous implementation of several means, like the development of carbon-free energies and the mastery of fossil fuel emissions. The opportunities of progress are numerous and compatible with the economic development. This document presents, first, the different greenhouse gases, the CO{sub 2} emissions per country and the main sources of CO{sub 2} emissions (power and heat generation, transports). Then it presents different ways of abatement of CO{sub 2} emissions: clean coal technologies, gas combined cycles, CO{sub 2} sequestration, reduction of fuel consumption in transports, development of carbon-free energies: wind power, solar photovoltaic for decentralized power generation, nuclear energy for a competitive power generation and for CO{sub 2} abatement, biofuels of 2. generation and fuel cells. The conclusion stresses on the investments needed for the renewal and increase of energy capacities, and on the necessary visibility and moderation of emission abatement mechanisms (carbon trading and CO{sub 2} prices). (J.S.)

  2. 254学校规模与资源利用效率矩阵研究--BCG矩阵在学校管理中的应用%Matrix Research on the Scales of 254 Schools and the Efficiency of Resources Using--the Application of CG Matrix in School Management

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    帅相志; 刘思锋

    2004-01-01

    美国波斯顿咨询公司的BCG矩阵建立了企业的相对市场占有率和销售增长率综合评价的矩阵模型,也可以借鉴到教育领域引出学校规模和资源利用效率的横向比较模型(η-M矩阵).按此模型可对学校进行质和量相结合的评价,对于学校管理以及教育行政具有重要参考价值.

  3. Neutron multiplicities for the transplutonium nuclides

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    This paper continues, with respect to the transplutonium nuclides, earlier efforts to collate and evaluate data from the scientific literature on the prompt neutron multiplicity distribution from fission and its first moment = ΣnuPnu. The isotopes considered here for which P/sub nu/ and or data (or both) were found in the literature are of americium (Am), curium (Cm), berkelium (Bk), californium (Cf), einsteinium (Es), fermium (Fm), and nobelium (No)

  4. Multibeam collection for TN254: Multibeam data collected aboard Thomas G. Thompson from 2010-09-09 to 2010-10-11, departing from Astoria, OR and returning to Seattle, WA

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — This data set is part of a larger set of data called the Multibeam Bathymetry Database (MBBDB) where other similar data can be found at...

  5. 48 CFR 15.403-1 - Prohibition on obtaining certified cost or pricing data (10 U.S.C. 2306a and 41 U.S.C. 254b).

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    ... in substantial quantities in the commercial marketplace, but are of a type offered and sold... (c)(2) of this subsection); (3) When a commercial item is being acquired (see standards in paragraph... this subsection); or (5) When modifying a contract or subcontract for commercial items (see...

  6. Engineering of a highly efficient Xe₂*-excilamp (xenon excimer lamp, λmax=172 nm, η=40%) and qualitative comparison to a low-pressure mercury lamp (LP-Hg, λ=185/254 nm) for water purification.

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    Al-Gharabli, Samer; Engeßer, Patrick; Gera, Diana; Klein, Sandra; Oppenländer, Thomas

    2016-02-01

    Excilamps are mercury-free gas-discharge sources of non-coherent VUV or UV radiation with high radiant power and a long lifetime. The most efficient excilamp that is currently available on the market is a VUV xenon excilamp system (Xe2(*)-excimer lamp, λ(max) = 172 nm) with a stated radiant efficiency η of 40% at an electrical input power P(el) of 20 W, 50 W or 100 W. In this paper, the use of this highly efficient Xe2(*)-excilamp (P(el) = 20 W) for water treatment is demonstrated using a recirculating laboratory photoreactor system with negative radiation geometry. The efficiency in the 172 nm initiated bleaching of aqueous solutions of Rhodamine B is compared to that initiated by a common low-pressure mercury (LP-Hg) lamp (185 nm, TNN 15/32). The dependence of the pseudo zero order rate constant k´ of decolorization of RhB on the flow rate and on the initial concentration of RhB was investigated. Both lamps exhibited dependences of k´ on the initial concentration of RhB, which represents a typical saturation kinetical behavior. The saturation kinetics was very prominent in the case of the Xe2(*)-excilamp. Also, the Xe2(*)-excilamp treatment exhibited a significant influence on the flow rate of the RhB aqueous solution, which was not the case during the LP-Hg lamp initiated bleaching of RhB. The results of this paper demonstrate that Xe2(*)-excilamps can be used for VUV-initiated water purification. However, to reach the maximum efficacy of the Xe2(*)-excilamp for photo-initiated water purification further engineering optimization of the photoreactor concept is necessary.

  7. SU-E-J-254: Evaluating the Role of Mid-Treatment and Post-Treatment FDG-PET/CT in Predicting Progression-Free Survival and Distant Metastasis of Anal Cancer Patients Treated with Chemoradiotherapy

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    Zhang, H; Wang, J; Chuong, M; D’Souza, W; Choi, W; Lu, W [University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD (United States); Latifi, K; Hoffe, S; Moros, E [Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, FL (United States); Saeed, Nadia [Brwon University, Providence, RI (United States); Tan, S [Huazhong University of Science & Technology, Wuhan (China); Shridhar, R [Florida Hospital, Orlando, FL (United States)

    2015-06-15

    Purpose: To evaluate the role of mid-treatment and post-treatment FDG-PET/CT in predicting progression-free survival (PFS) and distant metastasis (DM) of anal cancer patients treated with chemoradiotherapy (CRT). Methods: 17 anal cancer patients treated with CRT were retrospectively studied. The median prescription dose was 56 Gy (range, 50–62.5 Gy). All patients underwent FDG-PET/CT scans before and after CRT. 16 of the 17 patients had an additional FDG-PET/CT image at 3–5 weeks into the treatment (denoted as mid-treatment FDG-PET/CT). 750 features were extracted from these three sets of scans, which included both traditional PET/CT measures (SUVmax, SUVpeak, tumor diameters, etc.) and spatialtemporal PET/CT features (comprehensively quantify a tumor’s FDG uptake intensity and distribution, spatial variation (texture), geometric property and their temporal changes relative to baseline). 26 clinical parameters (age, gender, TNM stage, histology, GTV dose, etc.) were also analyzed. Advanced analytics including methods to select an optimal set of predictors and a model selection engine, which identifies the most accurate machine learning algorithm for predictive analysis was developed. Results: Comparing baseline + mid-treatment PET/CT set to baseline + posttreatment PET/CT set, 14 predictors were selected from each feature group. Same three clinical parameters (tumor size, T stage and whether 5-FU was held during any cycle of chemotherapy) and two traditional measures (pre- CRT SUVmin and SUVmedian) were selected by both predictor groups. Different mix of spatial-temporal PET/CT features was selected. Using the 14 predictors and Naive Bayes, mid-treatment PET/CT set achieved 87.5% accuracy (2 PFS patients misclassified, all local recurrence and DM patients correctly classified). Post-treatment PET/CT set achieved 94.0% accuracy (all PFS and DM patients correctly predicted, 1 local recurrence patient misclassified) with logistic regression, neural network or support vector machine model. Conclusion: Applying radiomics approach to either midtreatment or post-treatment PET/CT could achieve high accuracy in predicting anal cancer treatment outcomes. This work was supported in part by the National Cancer Institute Grant R01CA172638.

  8. A complexa convivência humana e os processos educativos libertadores (The human coexistence and the process of the liberating education - DOI: 10.5752/P.2175-5841.2013v11n29p254

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    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo objetiva traçar o itinerário da educação libertadora na realidade social brasileira e refletir sobre a necessidade de se repensar a ação dessa modalidade de educação nos dias atuais. Ao se articular a realidade da época do surgimento da educação libertadora, que pretendia  responder aos apelos de libertação dos povos Latino-Americanos, com a realidade dos tempos atuais e suas implicações, este artigo busca respostas às questões postas por essa educação libertadora na atualidade. Para abordar as funções do processo educativo dentro do contexto de uma sociedade, é preciso situar as abordagens em sua realidade, contemporizando e adequando as suas ações. Essa temática representa um grande desafio, pois a concepção libertadora de educação extrapola os ambientes acadêmicos, visando sobretudo o bem comum do ser humano e o seu pleno desenvolvimento. Para a realização deste trabalho foram realizadas pesquisas bibliográficas e estudo da realidade desta época informatizada em que estamos inseridos, assim como suas consequências. Palavras-chave: Conscientização. Emancipação. Informatização. Educação Libertadora. Abstract This article aims to trace the route of liberating education in Brazilian social reality and reflect on the need to rethink the action of this type of education these days. In order to articulate the onset of liberating education that intended to respond to calls for liberation of Latin American peoples with the reality of the present time and its implications, this article seeks to answer to the questions posed by this liberating education today. To address the functions of the educational process within the context of a society, one must situate the approaches in their reality, compromising and adapting their actions. This theme represents a great challenge because the conception of such liberating education goes beyond the academic environments, seeking above all, the common good of the human being and its full development. The methodology used in this paper consisted of bibliographical research and a study of the reality of this computerized era in which we operate. Keywords: Awareness Empowerment. Information Technology. Liberating Education. 

  9. Simultaneous saccharification and co-fermentation of un-detoxified rice hull hydrolysate by Saccharomyces cerevisiae ICV D254 and Spathaspora arborariae NRRL Y-48658 for the production of ethanol and xylitol.

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    Hickert, Lilian Raquel; de Souza-Cruz, Priscila Brasil; Rosa, Carlos Augusto; Ayub, Marco Antônio Záchia

    2013-09-01

    Co-fermentation and simultaneous saccharification of rice hull hydrolysate (RHH) were investigated for the production of ethanol and xylitol by Saccharomyces cerevisiae, Spathaspora arborariae, or the combination of both. In bioreactor cultures under oxygen limitation, S. cerevisiae was capable of metabolizing glucose from RHH, which contained small amounts of acetic acid, furfural, and hydroxymethylfurfural, achieving ethanol yields of 0.45 and concentrations of 10.5 g L(-1). In the co-culture of S. cerevisiae and S. arborariae pentoses and hexoses from RHH, were converted to ethanol and xylitol, with yields of 0.48 and 0.39, and concentrations of 11 g L(-1) and 3 g L(-1), respectively. The simultaneous saccharification and co-fermentation using both yeasts produced ethanol and xylitol to final concentrations of 14.5 g L(-1) and 3 g L(-1), respectively. Results showed good prospects to use co-cultures of S. cerevisiae and S. arborariae for the bioconversion of RHH into ethanol and xylitol without further detoxification. PMID:23792660

  10. Analysis of the antibiotics susceptibility on 254 strains of Escherichia coli isolated from clinic%245例大肠埃希菌临床分离株药敏分析

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    胡景玉; 杜红丽; 乔艳梅; 郭连峰; 赵二强

    2012-01-01

    OBJECTIVE To understand the resistance characteristics of E. Coli in Hengshui, and to provide the basis for clinical treatment. METHODS Total 245 strains of E. Coli were collected from microbiology laboratory of Harrison International Peace Hospital (torn December, 2008 to June, 2011. Minimum inhibitory concentrations ( MICs) to 20 antibiotics of the isolates were determined by broth dilution method, and the values of MIC50 and MIC90 were calculated. RESULTS Imipenem, piperaciUin/tazobactam and cefoperazone/sulbactam showed a good antibacterial activity, and its MIC50 was 0.5μg/ml, 1μg/ ml, 0.5μg/ml, MIC90 was 2μg/ml, other drugs showed different degrees of resistance and E. Coli producing ESBLs in a higher detection rate. CONCLUSION E. Coli isolated in our hospital is multi-resistance but sensitive to imipenem, piperacillin/ tazobactam and cefoperazone/sulbactam.%目的 了解衡水地区大肠埃希菌的药敏情况,以更好的为临床用药提供依据.方法 收集了哈励逊国际和平医院微生物实验室2008年12月~2011年6月间所有送检大肠埃希菌株245例进行检测分析,采用肉汤稀释法测18种抗菌药物最低抑菌浓度(MIC)并计算其MIC50和MIC90.结果 亚胺培南、哌拉西林/他唑巴坦和头孢哌酮/舒巴坦显示良好的抗菌作用,其MIC50分别为0.5 μg/ml、1μg/ml、0.5 μg/ml; MIC90均为2 μg/ml,其他药物显示不同程度的耐药,且大肠埃希菌产ESBLs的检出率较高.结论 检出的大肠埃希菌存在多重耐药,仅对亚胺培南、哌拉西林/他唑巴坦和头孢哌酮/舒巴坦普遍敏感.

  11. Composition containing transuranic elements for use in the homeopathic treatment of aids

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    Lustig, D.

    1996-04-18

    A homeopathic remedy consisting of a composition containing one or more transuranic elements, particularly plutonium, for preventing and treating acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) in humans, as well as seropositivity for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Said composition is characterized in that it uses any chemical or isotopic form of one or more transuranic elements (neptunium, plutonium, americium, curium, berkelium, californium or einsteinium), particularly plutonium, said form being diluted and dynamized according to conventional homeopathic methods, particularly the so-called Hahnemann and Korsakov methods, and provided preferably but not exclusively in the form of lactose and/or saccharose globules or granules impregnated with the active principle of said composition. (author).

  12. TOWARD AN IMPROVED UNDERSTANDING OF STRUCTURE AND MAGNETISM IN NEPTUNIUM AND PLUTONIUM PHOSPHONATES AND SULFONATES

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    Albrecht-Schmitt, Thomas

    2012-03-01

    This grant supported the exploratory synthesis of new actinide materials with all of the actinides from thorium to californium with the exceptions of protactinium and berkelium. We developed detailed structure-property relationships that allowed for the identification of novel materials with selective ion-exchange, selective oxidation, and long-range magnetic ordering. We found novel bonding motifs and identified periodic trends across the actinide series. We identified structural building units that would lead to desired structural features and novel topologies. We also characterized many different spectroscopic trends across the actinide series. The grant support the preparation of approximately 1200 new compounds all of which were structurally characterized.

  13. Detection of rare earth elements in Powder River Basin sub-bituminous coal ash using laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS)

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    Tran, Phuoc [National Energy Technology Lab. (NETL), Pittsburgh, PA, (United State; Mcintyre, Dustin [National Energy Technology Lab. (NETL), Pittsburgh, PA, (United State

    2015-10-01

    We reported our preliminary results on the use of laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy to analyze the rare earth elements contained in ash samples from Powder River Basin sub-bituminous coal (PRB-coal). We have identified many elements in the lanthanide series (cerium, europium, holmium, lanthanum, lutetium, praseodymium, promethium, samarium, terbium, ytterbium) and some elements in the actinide series (actinium, thorium, uranium, plutonium, berkelium, californium) in the ash samples. In addition, various metals were also seen to present in the ash samples

  14. Composition containing transuranic elements for use in the homeopathic treatment of aids

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    A homeopathic remedy consisting of a composition containing one or more transuranic elements, particularly plutonium, for preventing and treating acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) in humans, as well as seropositivity for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Said composition is characterized in that it uses any chemical or isotopic form of one or more transuranic elements (neptunium, plutonium, americium, curium, berkelium, californium or einsteinium), particularly plutonium, said form being diluted and dynamized according to conventional homeopathic methods, particularly the so-called Hahnemann and Korsakov methods, and provided preferably but not exclusively in the form of lactose and/or saccharose globules or granules impregnated with the active principle of said composition. (author)

  15. PROCEEDINGS OF THE SYMPOSIUM COMMEMORATING THE 25th ANNIVERSARY OF ELEMENTS 97 and 98 HELD ON JAN. 20, 1975

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    Seaborg, Glenn T.; Street Jr., Kenneth; Thompson, Stanley G.; Ghiorso, Albert

    1976-07-01

    This volume includes the talks given on January 20, 1975, at a symposium in Berkeley on the occasion of the celebration of the 25th anniversary of the discovery of berkelium and californium. Talks were given at this symposium by the four people involved in the discovery of these elements and by a number of people who have made significant contributions in the intervening years to the investigation of their nuclear and chemical properties. The papers are being published here, without editing, in the form in which they were submitted by the authors in the months following the anniversary symposium, and they reflect rather faithfully the remarks made on that occasion.

  16. Dicty_cDB: Contig-U10401-1 [Dicty_cDB

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  17. 多氯联苯(PCBl254)对栉孔扇贝消化盲囊和鳃丝EROD、GST酶活力的影响%Effects of polychlorinated biphenyls 1254(PCB1254) on two enzyme activity of biotransformation in digestive gland and gills of scallop Chlamys ferrari

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    任加云; 李树峰

    2008-01-01

    研究了4种质量浓度(O.5μg/L、1μg/L、10μg/L、50μg/L)PCB1254暴露下,栉孔扇贝(Chlamys ferrari)消化盲囊和鳃丝7-乙氧基-3-异吩唑酮-脱乙基酶(EROD)、谷胱甘肽转移酶(GST)活力的变化.于实验开始后0、0.5d、1 d、3d、6d、9d、15d、21d、30d取样测定,结果显示,除鳃丝EROD活力在低质量浓度(0.5μg/L和1.0μg/L)随时间变化不明显(P>0.05)外,其他各处理组PCB1254对栉孔扇贝消化盲囊和鳃丝的EROD都具有明显的激活作用,而且具有明显的剂量-效应关系.低浓度(0.5μg/L、1.0μg/L)处理下,消化盲囊和鳃丝的GST活力都呈现激活的趋势,而高浓度(10μg/L、50μg/L)下,GST活力都呈现先上升后下降的趋势,且鳃丝GST活力变化幅度较为明显.结果表明,EROD和GST活力的变化在一定程度上能够反应PCBs对栉孔扇贝影响的规律性,是合适的毒理学指标,栉孔扇贝是比较好的评价多氯联苯污染的指示生物,本研究也对栉孔扇贝对多氯联苯的生物转化机制作了初步的探讨.

  18. Comment on "Nanosecond laser textured superhydrophobic metallic surfaces and their chemical sensing applications" by Duong V. Ta, Andrew Dunn, Thomas J. Wasley, Robert W. Kay, Jonathan Stringer, Patrick J. Smith, Colm Connaughton, Jonathan D. Shephard (Appl. Surf. Sci. 357 (2015) 248-254)

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    Boinovich, L. B.; Emelyanenko, A. M.; Emelyanenko, K. A.; Domantovsky, A. G.; Shiryaev, A. A.

    2016-08-01

    Nowadays the problem of design of durable ecologically friendly superhydrophobic surfaces is of great importance for science and technology. A recent paper in Applied Surface Science reports the method of fabricating the superhydrophobic metallic surfaces by infrared nanosecond laser surface texturing without using hydrophobic agents. Since this method of surface texturing can be considered as one of the most suitable for various industrial applications, the nature of superhydrophobic state of surfaces produced by laser texturing in the abovementioned paper deserves to be analyzed in detail. Authors of the commented paper attributed the change in wettability to the partial deoxidation of CuO into Cu2O on the surface during storage in atmosphere. However, such interpretation of the results contradicts to the basic notions in the theory of wetting and to more accurate and detailed data. In our Comment we discuss these contradictions point by point.

  19. An unusual radiation dose dependent EPR line at g{sub eff} = 2.54 in feldspars: possible evidence of Fe{sup 3+}O{sup 2-} {r_reversible} Fe{sup 2+}O{sup -} and exchange coupled Fe{sup 3+}-Fe{sup 2+}-nO{sup -}

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    Sastry, M D [Physical Research Laboratory, Navrangpura, Ahmedabad, 380 009 (India); Nagar, Y C [Physical Research Laboratory, Navrangpura, Ahmedabad, 380 009 (India); Bhushan, B [Food Technology Division, Bhabha Atomic Research Center, Trombay, Mumbai, 400 085 (India); Mishra, K P [Radiation Biology and Health Sciences, Bhabha Atomic Research Center, Mumbai, 400 085 (India); Balaram, V [Geochemistry Division, National Geophysical Research Institute, Hyderabad, 500 007 (India); Singhvi, A K [Physical Research Laboratory, Navrangpura, Ahmedabad, 380 009 (India)

    2008-01-16

    We report electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) results on natural feldspar grains extracted from sediment samples of three widely different source regions. The XRD analysis indicated that the samples had albite, microcline and Ca/Ba-orthoclase as the major constituents. The EPR spectrum of all the samples exhibited an intense line around g{sub eff} = 4.3. This is characteristic of Fe{sup 3+} with a zero field splitting that is significantly larger than the microwave quantum. More interesting was the presence of a strong EPR signal in the region of g{sub eff} = 2.54-2.7. On irradiation with gamma rays the position of the line shifted to higher magnetic field. The possible origin of this line and its unusual behavior with dose is explained as being due to the interaction of a hopping 'hole' on oxygen with iron centers. The possibilities considered include (1) the valence fluctuation of an Fe{sup 3+} center at a tetrahedral site (2) oscillation of FeO{sub 4}{sup -} between two resonant forms, Fe{sup 2+}O{sup -} and Fe{sup 3+}O{sup 2-}, and (3) exchange coupling between Fe{sup 3+}, Fe{sup 2+} and O{sup -}. The concentration of the latter is dose dependent and, consequently, it results in the observed dose dependent line shift.

  20. 75 FR 21043 - Notice of Determinations Terminating Investigations of Petitions Regarding Eligibility To Apply...

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    2010-04-22

    ..., covered by TA-W-72,226: NSI International, Inc., Farmingdale, New York. TA-W-72,254: SPI America, LLC, Lawrenceburg, Tennessee, covered by TA- W-72,254: SPI America, LLC, Lawrenceburg, Tennessee....

  1. An atomic beam source for actinide elements: concept and realization

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    For ultratrace analysis of actinide elements and studies of their atomic properties with resonance ionization mass spectroscopy (RIMS), efficient and stable sources of actinide atomic beams are required. The thermodynamics and kinetics of the evaporation of actinide elements and oxides from a variety of metals were considered, including diffusion, desorption, and associative desorption. On this basis various sandwich-type filaments were studied. The most promising system was found to consist of tantalum as the backing material, an electrolytically deposited actinide hydroxide as the source of the element, and a titanium covering layer for its reduction to the metal. Such sandwich sources were experimentally proven to be well suited for the production of atomic beams of plutonium, curium, berkelium and californium at relatively low operating temperatures and with high and reproducible yields. (orig.)

  2. Nuclear fission and the transuranium elements

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    Seaborg, G.T.

    1989-02-01

    Many of the transuranium elements are produced and isolated in large quantities through the use of neutrons furnished by nuclear fission reactions: plutonium (atomic number 94) in ton quantities; neptunium (93), americium (95), and curium (96) in kilogram quantities; berkelium (97) in 100 milligram quantities; californium (98) in gram quantities; and einsteinium (99) in milligram quantities. Transuranium isotopes have found many practical applications---as nuclear fuel for the large-scale generation of electricity, as compact, long-lived power sources for use in space exploration, as means for diagnosis and treatment in the medical area, and as tools in numerous industrial processes. Of particular interest is the unusual chemistry and impact of these heaviest elements on the periodic table. This account will feature these aspects. 9 refs., 5 figs.

  3. Production of transuranium elements

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    The Radiochemical Engineering Development Center (REDC) has the programmatic responsibility for the Department of Energy's Transuranium Element Program. Principle elements from the program are einsteinium, berkelium, and fermium. Targets containing curium oxide mixed with aluminum powder are fabricated by the REDC and irradiated in the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) High Flux Isotope Reactor. Following an irradiation period of 6-12 months, targets are returned to the REDC for chemical processing. Processing operations consists of aluminum dejacketing in a caustic-nitrate solution, filtration, acid dissolution, solvent extraction, anion exchange, and finally a cation exchange to recover the actinides. The processing operations take place in heavily shielded hot cell facilities and all operations are carried out remotely. The chemistry for the separations has been well established over the 26-yr. operating life of the facility

  4. Dicty_cDB: VSH364 [Dicty_cDB

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  13. Book Review: John M. Hobson and Leonard Seabrooke (2007) (eds) Everyday Politics of the World Economy

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  14. Bacterial growth in humic waters exposed to UV-radiation and simulated sunlight

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    Sterile filtered (0.45 mu m) humic lake water was exposed to simulated sunlight (300-800 nm) or W-radiation (254 run)for various periods of times and the dissolved organic carbon content, absorbance at 254 and 460 nm and PH were recorded. The irradiated water was inoculated with a natural bacterial...

  15. Nuclear Chemistry Institute, Mainz University. Annual Report 1995

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    The annual report of the Institut fuer Kernchemie addresses inter alia three main research activities. The first belongs to the area of basic research, covering studies in the fields of nuclear fission, chemistry of the super-heavy elements and of heavy-ion reactions extending from the Coulomb barrier to relativistic energies, and nuclear astrophysics in connection with the ''r process''. By means of laser technology, high-precision data could be measured of the ionization energies of berkelium and californium. Studies of atomic clusters in the vacuum of an ionization trap revealed interesting aspects. The second major activity was devoted to the analysis of environmental media, applying inter alia neutron activation analysis and resonance ionization mass spectroscopy (RIMS). The third activity resulted in the development of novel processes, or the enhancement of existing processes or methods, for applications in basic research work and in environmental analytics. Another item of interest is the summarizing report on the operation of the TRIGA research reactor. (orig./SR)

  16. Characterization of a Viking Blade Fabricated by Traditional Forging Techniques

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    Vo, H.; Frazer, D.; Bailey, N.; Traylor, R.; Austin, J.; Pringle, J.; Bickel, J.; Connick, R.; Connick, W.; Hosemann, P.

    2016-09-01

    A team of students from the University of California, Berkeley, participated in a blade-smithing competition hosted by the Minerals, Metals, and Materials Society at the TMS 2015 144th annual meeting and exhibition. Motivated by ancient forging methods, the UC Berkeley team chose to fabricate our blade from historical smithing techniques utilizing naturally-occurring deposits of iron ore. This approach resulted in receiving the "Best Example of a Traditional Blade Process/Ore Smelting Technique" award for our blade named "Berkelium." First, iron-enriched sand was collected from local beaches. Magnetite (Fe3O4) was then extracted from the sand and smelted into individual high- and low-carbon steel ingots. Layers of high- and low-carbon steels were forge-welded together, predominantly by hand, to form a composite material. Optical microscopy, energy dispersive spectroscopy, and Vickers hardness mechanical testing were conducted at different stages throughout the blade-making process to evaluate the microstructure and hardness evolution during formation. It was found that the pre-heat-treated blade microstructure was composed of ferrite and pearlite, and contained many nonmetallic inclusions. A final heat treatment was performed, which caused the average hardness of the blade edge to increase by more than a factor of two, indicating a martensitic transformation.

  17. Paul Scherrer Institute Scientific Report 1999. Volume I: Particles and Matter

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    Although originally planned for fundamental research in nuclear physics, the particle beams of pions, muons, protons and neutrons are now used in a large variety of disciplines in both natural science and medicine. The beams at PSI have the world's highest intensities and therefore allow certain experiments to be performed, which would not be possible elsewhere. The highlight of research this year was the first-ever determination of the chemical properties of the superheavy element 107 Bohrium. This was undertaken, by an international team led by H. Gaeggeler of PSI's Laboratory for Radiochemistry. Bohrium was produced by bombarding a Berkelium target with Neon ions from the Injector I cyclotron and six atoms were detected after having passed through an online gas chromatography device. At the Laboratory for Particle Physics the focus has shifted from nuclear physics to elementary particle physics with about a fifty-fifty split between investigations of rare processes or particle decays using the high intensity muon, pion and recently also polarized neutron beams of PSI, and research at the highest energy frontier at CERN (Geneva) and DESY (Hamburg). Important space instrumentation has been contributed by the Laboratory for Astrophysics to the European Space Agency and NASA satellite programmes. The Laboratory for Micro and Nanotechnology continued to focus on research into molecular nanotechnology and SiGeC nanostructures, the latter with the aim of producing silicon based optoelectronics. Progress in 1999 in these topical areas is described in this report. A list of scientific publications in 1999 is also provided

  18. Using ultraviolet absorbance and color to assess pharmaceutical oxidation during ozonation of wastewater.

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    Wert, Eric C; Rosario-Ortiz, Fernando L; Snyder, Shane A

    2009-07-01

    The reduction of ultraviolet (UV) absorbance at 254 nm (UV254) and true color were identified as appropriate surrogates to assess the oxidation of six pharmaceuticals (i.e., carbamazepine, meprobamate, dilantin, primidone, atenolol, and iopromide) during ozonation of wastewater. Three tertiary-treated wastewaters were evaluated during oxidation with ozone (O3) and O3 coupled with hydrogen peroxide (O3/H2O2). The correlation between pharmaceutical oxidation and removal of UV254 was dependent upon the reactivity of each specific compound toward ozone, as measured by the second-order rate constant (k'(O3)). Oxidation of compounds with k'(O3) > 10(3) M(-1) s(-1) correlated well (R2 > 0.73) with UV254 reduction between 0-50%. Oxidation of compounds with apparent k'(O3) 0.80) with the UV254 reduction of 15-85%. The removal of true color also correlated well (R2 > 0.85) with the oxidation of pharmaceuticals during the ozonation of two wastewaters. These correlations demonstrate that UV254 reduction and true color removal may be used as surrogates to evaluate pharmaceutical oxidation in the presence or absence of dissolved ozone residual during advanced wastewater treatment with O3 or O3/H2O2. The use of online UV254 measurements would allow wastewater utilities to optimize the ozone dose required to meet their specific treatment objectives. PMID:19673276

  19. Prompt neutron multiplicities for the transplutonium nuclides

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    The direct determination of the average prompt neutron emission values is reviewed, and a method of comparing different sites of neutron emission multiplicity distribution values is described. Measured and recommended values are tabulated for these nuclides: 241Am, 242Am, 242Cm, 243Cm, 244Cm, 246Cm, 247Cm, 248Cm, 250Cm, 245Cm, 249Bk, 246Cf, 249Cf, 250Cf, 252Cf, 254Cf, 251Cf, 253Es, 254Es, 244Fm, 246Fm, 255Fm, 252No, 254Fm, 256Fm, 257Fm. 59 refs., 24 tabs

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  1. Adjustment under trade liberalization, labor market segmentation, and informal employment: A dynamic general equilibrium analysis of a three-sector-open economy

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    D. Sirin Saracoglu

    2009-01-01

    Mazumdar, D. (1983), "Segmented Labor Markets in LCDs", The American Economic Review (Papers and Proceedings of the Ninety-fifth Annual Meeting of the American Economic Association), 73 (2), pp. 254-259.

  2. A new macrocyclic trichochecene from soil fungus

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    2002-01-01

    From fermentation broth of soil fungus 254-2 obtained from Yunnan province,a new macrocylic trichochecene was isolated.The structure was determined on the basis of spectroscopic evidences especially the 2-D NMR spectra.

  3. 78 FR 35950 - Federal Property Suitable as Facilities To Assist the Homeless

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    ... Pennsylvania Ave. NW., 4th Floor, Washington, DC 20006: (202) 254- 5522; (This is not a toll-free number...; sf. varies; conditions range from poor to dilapidated; vacant btw. 8-10 yrs.; contact interior...

  4. Arno Rafael Cederberg ja Eesti ajalooteadus / Hans Kruus

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    Kruus, Hans, 1891-1976

    2005-01-01

    Soome ajalooprofessorist Arno Rafael Cederbergist (1885-1948). Tartu Ülikoolis töötades oli tema peamine õppe-ja uurimisaine Eesti ja Põhjamaade ajalugu. Ilm.: Eesti Kirjandus, 1935, nr. 6., lk. 254-255

  5. KWIC Index of nuclear codes (1975 edition)

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    It is a KWIC Index for 254 nuclear codes in the Nuclear Code Abstracts (1975 edition). The classification of nuclear codes and the form of index are the same as those in the Computer Programme Library at Ispra, Italy. (auth.)

  6. Shorelines Extracted from 1984-2015 Landsat Imagery: Horn Island, Mississippi (Polygon: Individual Dates)

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    U.S. Geological Survey, Department of the Interior — Shorelines Extracted from 1984-2015 Landsat Imagery: Horn Island, Mississippi (Polygon: Individual Dates) is a dataset consisting of 254 polygon shapefiles...

  7. Clip-On Extensometer

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    Holmes, A. M. C.; Duggan, M. C.

    1986-01-01

    Flexural clamp eliminates problems of operator variability. Extensometer opens and closes like clothespin and placed easily on specimen. Dimensions of block specimen are 1 by 1 by 2.2 inches (2.54 by 2.54 by 5.59 centimeters). By constructing central flexure units of various widths, one adapts extensometer to handle specimens ranging from thin strips to those many inches thick. New design reduces measurement errors caused by variability among test operators.

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  9. Domain Modeling: NP_710141.1 [SAHG[Archive

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  10. Monoazo and diazo dye decolourisation studies in a methanogenic UASB reactor

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    Gomes, Arlindo Caniço; Gonçalves, Isolina Cabral; Pinheiro, H. M.; Ferra, M .I. A.

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    Mixed anaerobic bacterial consortia have been show to reduce azo dyes and batch decolourisation tests have also demonstratedthat predominantly methanogenic cultures also perform azo bond cleavage. The anaerobic treatment of wool dyeing effluents, which contain acetic acid, could thus be improved with a better knowledge of methanogenic dye degradation. Therefore, the decolourisation of two azo textile dyes, a monoazo dye (Acid Orange 7, AO7) and a diazo dye (Direct Red 254, DR254), was investi...

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    Özbağcı, Burak; Bhupal, Mohan

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    Pacific Journal of Mathematics MILNOR OPEN BOOKS OF LINKS OF SOME RATIONAL SURFACE SINGULARITIES MOHAN BHUPAL AND BURAK OZBAGCI Volume 254 No. 1 November 2011 PACIFIC JOURNAL OF MATHEMATICS Vol. 254, No. 1, 2011 MILNOR OPEN BOOKS OF LINKS OF SOME RATIONAL SURFACE SINGULARITIES MOHAN BHUPAL AND BURAK OZBAGCI We determine Legendrian surgery diagrams for the canonical contact struc-tures of links of rational surface singularities that are also small Seifert...

  12. Domain Modeling: NP_001234.2 [SAHG[Archive

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  13. UV-radiation and the flavonoid content in callus culture of Ononis arvensis L

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    The paper discussed a possible influence on the production of secondary metabolites - the flavonoids, by the method of elicitation in the callus cultures of Ononis arvensis L., the elicitor employed being the UV 254 and 366 nm and the sun-lamp. In some cases there was an increase in the production of flavonoids particularly 60, 120, 240 and 300 s after sun-lamp irradiation and in case of 15 and 30 min irradiation with UV-254 nm

  14. Minor Actinide Burning in Thermal Reactors. A Report by the Working Party on Scientific Issues of Reactor Systems

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    The actinides (or actinoids) are those elements in the periodic table from actinium upwards. Uranium (U) and plutonium (Pu) are two of the principal elements in nuclear fuel that could be classed as major actinides. The minor actinides are normally taken to be the triad of neptunium (Np), americium (Am) and curium (Cm). The combined masses of the remaining actinides (i.e. actinium, thorium, protactinium, berkelium, californium, einsteinium and fermium) are small enough to be regarded as very minor trace contaminants in nuclear fuel. Those elements above uranium in the periodic table are known collectively as the transuranics (TRUs). The operation of a nuclear reactor produces large quantities of irradiated fuel (sometimes referred to as spent fuel), which is either stored prior to eventual deep geological disposal or reprocessed to enable actinide recycling. A modern light water reactor (LWR) of 1 GWe capacity will typically discharge about 20-25 tonnes of irradiated fuel per year of operation. About 93-94% of the mass of uranium oxide irradiated fuel is comprised of uranium (mostly 238U), with about 4-5% fission products and ∼1% plutonium. About 0.1-0.2% of the mass is comprised of neptunium, americium and curium. These latter elements accumulate in nuclear fuel because of neutron captures, and they contribute significantly to decay heat loading and neutron output, as well as to the overall radio-toxic hazard of spent fuel. Although the total minor actinide mass is relatively small - approximately 20-25 kg per year from a 1 GWe LWR - it has a disproportionate impact on spent fuel disposal, and thus the longstanding interest in transmuting these actinides either by fission (to fission products) or neutron capture in order to reduce their impact on the back end of the fuel cycle. The combined masses of the trace actinides actinium, thorium, protactinium, berkelium and californium in irradiated LWR fuel are only about 2 parts per billion, which is far too low for

  15. Estimating organic micro-pollutant removal potential of activated carbons using UV absorption and carbon characteristics.

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    Zietzschmann, Frederik; Altmann, Johannes; Ruhl, Aki Sebastian; Dünnbier, Uwe; Dommisch, Ingvild; Sperlich, Alexander; Meinel, Felix; Jekel, Martin

    2014-06-01

    Eight commercially available powdered activated carbons (PAC) were examined regarding organic micro-pollutant (OMP) removal efficiencies in wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) effluent. PAC characteristic numbers such as B.E.T. surface, iodine number and nitrobenzene number were checked for their potential to predict the OMP removal of the PAC products. Furthermore, the PAC-induced removal of UV254 nm absorption (UVA254) in WWTP effluent was determined and also correlated with OMP removal. None of the PAC characteristic numbers can satisfactorily describe OMP removal and accordingly, these characteristics have little informative value on the reduction of OMP concentrations in WWTP effluent. In contrast, UVA254 removal and OMP removal correlate well for carbamazepine, diclofenac, and several iodinated x-ray contrast media. Also, UVA254 removal can roughly describe the average OMP removal of all measured OMP, and can accordingly predict PAC performance in OMP removal. We therefore suggest UVA254 as a handy indicator for the approximation of OMP removal in practical applications where direct OMP concentration quantification is not always available. In continuous operation of large-scale plants, this approach allows for the efficient adjustment of PAC dosing to UVA254, in order to ensure reliable OMP removal whilst minimizing PAC consumption. PMID:24651017

  16. Removal of fluorescence and ultraviolet absorbance of dissolved organic matter in reclaimed water by solar light.

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    Wu, Qianyuan; Li, Chao; Wang, Wenlong; He, Tao; Hu, Hongying; Du, Ye; Wang, Ting

    2016-05-01

    Storing reclaimed water in lakes is a widely used method of accommodating changes in the consumption of reclaimed water during wastewater reclamation and reuse. Solar light serves as an important function in degrading pollutants during storage, and its effect on dissolved organic matter (DOM) was investigated in this study. Solar light significantly decreased the UV254 absorbance and fluorescence (FLU) intensity of reclaimed water. However, its effect on the dissolved organic carbon (DOC) value of reclaimed water was very limited. The decrease in the UV254 absorbance intensity and FLU excitation-emission matrix regional integration volume (FLU volume) of reclaimed water during solar light irradiation was fit with pseudo-first order reaction kinetics. The decrease of UV254 absorbance was much slower than that of the FLU volume. Ultraviolet light in solar light had a key role in decreasing the UV254 absorbance and FLU intensity during solar light irradiation. The light fluence-based removal kinetic constants of the UV254 and FLU intensity were independent of light intensity. The peaks of the UV254 absorbance and FLU intensity with an apparent molecular weight (AMW) of 100Da to 2000Da decreased after solar irradiation, whereas the DOC value of the major peaks did not significantly change. PMID:27155416

  17. Role of physiological mechanisms and EPSPS gene expression in glyphosate resistance in wild soybeans (Glycine soja).

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    Gao, Yue; Tao, Bo; Qiu, Lijuan; Jin, Longguo; Wu, Jing

    2014-02-01

    The physiological mechanisms underlying glyphosate resistance in wild soybean germplasm and relevant EPSPS gene expression were evaluated. These germplasms were selected by gradually increasing glyphosate selection pressure started from 2010. As indicated by a whole-plant dose response bioassay, ZYD-254 plants were resistant to glyphosate at concentrations of 1230gaeha(-1), but the susceptible plants (ZYD-16) were unable to survive in the presence of 300gaeha(-1) glyphosate. The ED50 values of resistant germplasm were approximately 8.8 times of the susceptible germplasm. Chlorophyll content was significantly decreased in ZYD-16 plants in comparison with ZYD-254 plants. ZYD-16 plants accumulated 10.1 times more shikimate in leaves at 5days after glyphosate treatment at 1230gaeha(-1) than ZYD-254 did. GST activity differed between ZYD-254 and ZYD-16 in three tissues. It was highest in leaves. There were no significant differences in EPSPS1 or EPSPS3 expression between two germplasms before exposure to glyphosate treatment. After glyphosate treatment, there was a 2- to 4-fold increase in EPSPS1 mRNA levels in ZYD-254, but there was no change in EPSPS3 mRNA levels in ZYD-254 or ZYD-16.

  18. Actinide production in the reaction of heavy ions with curium-248

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    Chemical experiments were performed to examine the usefulness of heavy ion transfer reactions in producing new, neutron-rich actinide nuclides. A general quasi-elastic to deep-inelastic mechanism is proposed, and the utility of this method as opposed to other methods (e.g. complete fusion) is discussed. The relative merits of various techniques of actinide target synthesis are discussed. A description is given of a target system designed to remove the large amounts of heat generated by the passage of a heavy ion beam through matter, thereby maximizing the beam intensity which can be safely used in an experiment. Also described is a general separation scheme for the actinide elements from protactinium (Z=91) to mendelevium (Z=101), and fast specific procedures for plutonium, americium and berkelium. The cross sections for the production of several nuclides from the bombardment of 248Cm with 18O, 86Kr and 136Xe projectiles at several energies near and below the Coulomb barrier were determined. The results are compared with yields from 48Ca and 238U bombardments of 248Cm. Simple extrapolation of the product yields into unknown regions of charge and mass indicates that the use of heavy ion transfer reactions to produce new, neutron-rich above-target species is limited. The substantial production of neutron-rich below-target species, however, indicates that with very heavy ions like 136Xe and 238U the new species 248Am, 249Am and 247Pu should be produced with large cross sections from a 248Cm target. A preliminary, unsuccessful attempt to isolate 247Pu is outlined. The failure is probably due to the half life of the decay, which is calculated to be less than 3 minutes. The absolute gamma ray intensities from 251Bk decay, necessary for calculating the 251Bk cross section, are also determined

  19. Paul Scherrer Institute Scientific Report 1999. Volume I: Particles and Matter

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    Gobrecht, J.; Gaeggeler, H.; Herlach, D.; Junker, K.; Kettle, P.-R.; Kubik, P.; Zehnder, A. [eds.

    2000-07-01

    lthough originally planned for fundamental research in nuclear physics, the particle beams of pions, muons, protons and neutrons are now used in a large variety of disciplines in both natural science and medicine. The beams at PSI have the world's highest intensities and therefore allow certain experiments to be performed, which would not be possible elsewhere. The highlight of research this year was the first-ever determination of the chemical properties of the superheavy element {sup 107} Bohrium. This was undertaken, by an international team led by H. Gaeggeler of PSI's Laboratory for Radiochemistry. Bohrium was produced by bombarding a Berkelium target with Neon ions from the Injector I cyclotron and six atoms were detected after having passed through an online gas chromatography device. At the Laboratory for Particle Physics the focus has shifted from nuclear physics to elementary particle physics with about a fifty-fifty split between investigations of rare processes or particle decays using the high intensity muon, pion and recently also polarized neutron beams of PSI, and research at the highest energy frontier at CERN (Geneva) and DESY (Hamburg). Important space instrumentation has been contributed by the Laboratory for Astrophysics to the European Space Agency and NASA satellite programmes. The Laboratory for Micro and Nanotechnology continued to focus on research into molecular nanotechnology and SiGeC nanostructures, the latter with the aim of producing silicon based optoelectronics. Progress in 1999 in these topical areas is described in this report. A list of scientific publications in 1999 is also provided.

  20. Transuranium Processing Plant semiannual report of production, status, and plans for period ending December 31, 1975

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    King, L.J.; Bigelow, J.E.; Collins, E.D.

    1976-10-01

    Between July 1, 1975, and December 31, 1975, maintenance was conducted at TRU for a period of three months, 295 g of curium oxide (enough for approximately 26 HFIR targets) were prepared, 100 mg of high-purity /sup 248/Cm, were separated from /sup 252/Cf that had been purified during earlier periods, 11 HFIR targets were fabricated, and 28 product shipments were made. No changes were made in the chemical processing flowsheets normally used at TRU during this report period. However, three equipment racks were replaced (with two new racks) during this time. In Cubicle 6, the equipment replaced was that used to decontaminate the transplutonium elements from rare earth fission products and to separate curium from the heavier elements by means of the LiCl-based anion-exchange process. In Cubicle 5, the equipment used to separate the transcurium elements by high-pressure ion exchange and to purify berkelium by batch solvent extraction was replaced. Two neutron sources were fabricated, bringing the total fabricated to 79. One source that had been used in a completed project was returned to the TRU inventory and is available for reissue. Three sources, for which no further use was foreseen, were processed to isolate and recover the ingrown /sup 248/Cm and the residual /sup 252/Cf. Eight pellets, each containing 100 ..mu..g of high-purity /sup 248/Cm were prepared for irradiation in HFIR to study the production of /sup 250/Cm. The values currently being used for transuranium element decay data and for cross-section data in planning irradiation-processing cycles, calculating production forecasts, and assaying products are tabulated.

  1. Combination of UV absorbance and electron donating capacity to assess degradation of micropollutants and formation of bromate during ozonation of wastewater effluents.

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    Chon, Kangmin; Salhi, Elisabeth; von Gunten, Urs

    2015-09-15

    In this study, the changes in UV absorbance at 254 nm (UVA254) and electron donating capacity (EDC) were investigated as surrogate indicators for assessing removal of micropollutants and bromate formation during ozonation of wastewater effluents. To measure the EDC, a novel method based on size exclusion chromatography followed by a post-column reaction was developed and calibrated against an existing electrochemical method. Low specific ozone doses led to a more efficient abatement of EDC than of UVA254. This was attributed to the abatement of phenolic moieties in the dissolved organic matter (DOM), which lose their EDC upon oxidation, but are partially transformed into quinones, which still absorb in the measured UV range. For higher specific ozone doses, the relative EDC abatement was lower than the relative UVA abatement, which can be explained by the oxidation of UV absorbing moieties (e.g. non-activated aromatic compounds), which contribute less to EDC. The abatement of the selected micropollutants (i.e., 17α-ethinylestradiol (EE2), carbamazepine (CBZ), atenolol (ATE), bezafibrate (BZF), ibuprofen (IBU), and p-chlorobenzoic acid (pCBA)) varied significantly depending on their reactivity with ozone in the examined specific ozone dose range of 0-1.45 mgO3/mgDOC. The decrease of EE2 and CBZ with high ozone reactivity was linearly proportional to the reduction of the relative residuals of UVA254 and EDC. The abatement of ATE, BZF, IBU, and pCBA with intermediate to low ozone reactivities was not significant in a first phase (UVA254/UVA254,0 = 1.00-0.70; EDC/EDC0 = 1.00-0.56) while their abatement was more efficient than the degradation of the relative residual UVA254 and much more noticeable than the degradation of the relative residual EDC in a second phase (UVA254/UVA254,0 = 0.70-0.25; EDC/EDC0 = 0.56-0.25) because the partially destroyed UV absorbing and electron donating DOM moieties become recalcitrant to ozone attack. Bromate formation was

  2. Modified Diatomaceous earth as a principal stationary phase component in TLC.

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    Ergül, Soner; Kadan, Imdat; Savaşci, Sahin; Ergül, Suzan

    2005-09-01

    Modified natural diatomaceous earth (DE) is a principal component of the stationary phase in normal thin-layer chromatography (TLC) applications and is mixed with commercial silica gel 60GF254 (Si-60GF254). Modification is carried out by flux calcination and refluxing with acid. Natural DE, modified DEs [flux calcinated (FC)DE and FCDE-I), and Si-60GF254 are characterized by scanning electron microscopy and Fourier-transform-IR spectroscopy. Particle size, specific surface area, pore distribution, pore volume, and surface hydroxyl group density parameters of materials are determined by various techniques. FCDE-I and Si-60GF254 are investigated for their usefulness in the stationary phase of TLC both individually and in composition. Commercially available red and blue ink samples are run on layers of Si-60GF254 and FCDE-I individually, and on various FCDE-I and Si-60GF254 mixtures. Butanol-ethanol-2M ammonia (3:1:1, v/v) and butanol-acetic acid-water (12:3:5, v/v) mixtures are used as mobile phases. The polarities of stationary phases decrease, and the retention factor (Rf) values of ink components increase when the FCDE-I content of the stationary phase increases. The properties of the stationary phase can be optimized by adding FCDE-I to Si-60GF254. This study may be useful in understanding both the systematic effects of stationary phase properties [e.g., specific surface area and surface hydroxyl group density, aOH(s)] and those of the mobile phase (e.g., polarity and acidity) on Rf values and the separability of components.

  3. Predicting trace organic compound breakthrough in granular activated carbon using fluorescence and UV absorbance as surrogates.

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    Anumol, Tarun; Sgroi, Massimiliano; Park, Minkyu; Roccaro, Paolo; Snyder, Shane A

    2015-06-01

    This study investigated the applicability of bulk organic parameters like dissolved organic carbon (DOC), UV absorbance at 254 nm (UV254), and total fluorescence (TF) to act as surrogates in predicting trace organic compound (TOrC) removal by granular activated carbon in water reuse applications. Using rapid small-scale column testing, empirical linear correlations for thirteen TOrCs were determined with DOC, UV254, and TF in four wastewater effluents. Linear correlations (R(2) > 0.7) were obtained for eight TOrCs in each water quality in the UV254 model, while ten TOrCs had R(2) > 0.7 in the TF model. Conversely, DOC was shown to be a poor surrogate for TOrC breakthrough prediction. When the data from all four water qualities was combined, good linear correlations were still obtained with TF having higher R(2) than UV254 especially for TOrCs with log Dow>1. Excellent linear relationship (R(2) > 0.9) between log Dow and the removal of TOrC at 0% surrogate removal (y-intercept) were obtained for the five neutral TOrCs tested in this study. Positively charged TOrCs had enhanced removals due to electrostatic interactions with negatively charged GAC that caused them to deviate from removals that would be expected with their log Dow. Application of the empirical linear correlation models to full-scale samples provided good results for six of seven TOrCs (except meprobamate) tested when comparing predicted TOrC removal by UV254 and TF with actual removals for GAC in all the five samples tested. Surrogate predictions using UV254 and TF provide valuable tools for rapid or on-line monitoring of GAC performance and can result in cost savings by extended GAC run times as compared to using DOC breakthrough to trigger regeneration or replacement. PMID:25792436

  4. Study on Health Safety of Fine Drinking Water by Reverse Osmosis Membrane%反渗透膜制终端直饮水的健康安全性考察

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    庞小燕; 宿程远; 黄小玲; 吕明; 陈晶; 黄意

    2011-01-01

    通过动态试验,考察了反渗透膜制终端直饮水系统对有机物、TDS、氨氮、UV254以及硝酸盐等的去除效果;同时分析了进水UV254与CODMn的相关性。试验表明:该系统对CODMnTDS与硝酸盐氮的平均去除率分别为60%、95%和86%,出水的氨氮浓度基本为0;该系统对UV25。的平均去除率为90%,可保证饮水水质安全;同时试验表明进水UV254与CODMn之间有一定的相关性。%The removal effects for organic matters, TDS, NH4 -N, UV254 and nitrate nitrogen by reverse osmosis (RO) system were reviewed through dynamic experiments. This paper also analyzes the correlation between the inflow CODMn and UV254. The results showed that the removal rates of CODM., TDS and nitrate nitrogen by RO system were 60%, 95% and 86% respectively. The NH4 - N concentration of effluent was nearly zero. The average UV254 removal rate was 90%. The health safety of the drinking water is secured and the experiments also proved a certain degree of correlation between the inflow UV254 and CODMn.

  5. Incidence of Febrile Neutropenia in Korean Female Breast Cancer Patients Receiving Preoperative or Postoperative Doxorubicin/Cyclophosphamide Followed by Docetaxel Chemotherapy

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    Kim, Chang Gon; Sohn, Joohyuk; Chon, Hongjae; Kim, Joo Hoon; Heo, Su Jin; Cho, Hyunsoo; Kim, In Jung; Kim, Seung Il; Park, Seho; Park, Hyung Seok

    2016-01-01

    Purpose Doxorubicin/cyclophosphamide followed by docetaxel chemotherapy (AC-D) is an intermediate risk factor (incidence of 10%–20%) for febrile neutropenia (FN) in breast cancer. However, the reported incidence of FN while using this regimen was obtained mostly from Western breast cancer patients, with little data available from Asian patients. This study aimed to assess the incidence of FN in Korean breast cancer patients and to describe clinical variables related to FN. Methods From September 2010 to February 2013, data from the Yonsei Cancer Center registry of breast cancer patients who received neoadjuvant or adjuvant chemotherapy with four cycles of AC-D (60 mg/m2 doxorubicin, 600 mg/m2 cyclophosphamide every 3 weeks for four cycles followed by 75 mg/m2 or 100 mg/m2 docetaxel every 3 weeks for four cycles) were analyzed. The incidence of FN, FN associated complications, dose reduction/delays, and relative dose intensity (RDI) were investigated. Results Among the 254 patients reported to the registry, the FN incidence after AC-D chemotherapy was 29.5% (75/254), consisting of 25.2% (64/254) events during AC and 4.7% (12/254) during docetaxel chemotherapy. Dose reductions, delays, and RDI less than 85.0% during AC were observed in 16.5% (42/254), 19.5% (47/254), and 11.0% (28/254) of patients, respectively. Patients with FN events frequently experienced dose reduction/delays, which eventually led to a decreased RDI. Conclusion The incidence of FN during AC-D neoadjuvant or adjuvant chemotherapy was higher than expected in Korean breast cancer patients. Whether these patients should be classified as a high-risk group for FN warrants future prospective studies. PMID:27064666

  6. Degradation of emergent contaminants by UV, UV/H2O2 and neutral photo-Fenton at pilot scale in a domestic wastewater treatment plant.

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    De la Cruz, N; Esquius, L; Grandjean, D; Magnet, A; Tungler, A; de Alencastro, L F; Pulgarín, C

    2013-10-01

    This study focuses on the removal of 22 selected micropollutants in an effluent from a municipal wastewater treatment plant (MWTP) at pilot scale. A reactor of 37 L with five low pressure mercury lamps emitting at 254 nm (UV254) was used. The 22 micropollutants include 15 pharmaceuticals, 2 X-Ray contrast medias, 1 corrosion inhibitor and 4 biocides/pesticides. Five of these 22 compounds were used as indicative substances as proposed by the Swiss Federal Office for the Environment (FOEN) (carbamazepine, diclofenac, sulfamethoxazole, benzotriazole and mecoprop). Treatments included UV254 light alone, UV254 + H2O2 and UV254 + H2O2+Fe(3+). Wastewater coming from the MWTP already contained iron with an average total iron of 1.6 mg L(-1). Original pH was not modified and remained between 6 and 7. The parameters changed during the experiments to find the optimal conditions were: wastewater flow rate (2-14 m(3) h(-1)), H2O2 concentration (20-50 mg L(-1)) and Fe (III) concentration (0-4 mg L(-1)). Chemicals removal rates were greater than 80% for the majority of the flow rates tested. Operating costs for the different conditions evaluated were also estimated and compared. PMID:23910229

  7. Structure-Based Mechanism for Early PLP-Mediated Steps of Rabbit Cytosolic Serine Hydroxymethyltransferase Reaction

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    Martino L. Di Salvo

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Serine hydroxymethyltransferase catalyzes the reversible interconversion of L-serine and glycine with transfer of one-carbon groups to and from tetrahydrofolate. Active site residue Thr254 is known to be involved in the transaldimination reaction, a crucial step in the catalytic mechanism of all pyridoxal 5′-phosphate- (PLP- dependent enzymes, which determines binding of substrates and release of products. In order to better understand the role of Thr254, we have expressed, characterized, and determined the crystal structures of rabbit cytosolic serine hydroxymethyltransferase T254A and T254C mutant forms, in the absence and presence of substrates. These mutants accumulate a kinetically stable gem-diamine intermediate, and their crystal structures show differences in the active site with respect to wild type. The kinetic and crystallographic data acquired with mutant enzymes permit us to infer that conversion of gem-diamine to external aldimine is significantly slowed because intermediates are trapped into an anomalous position by a misorientation of the PLP ring, and a new energy barrier hampers the transaldimination reaction. This barrier likely arises from the loss of the stabilizing hydrogen bond between the hydroxymethyl group of Thr254 and the ε-amino group of active site Lys257, which stabilizes the external aldimine intermediate in wild type SHMTs.

  8. Toxicity DNA damage and inhibition of DNA repair synthesis in human melanoma cells by concentrated sunlight

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    A water lens was used to focus solar radiation, giving an 8-fold concentration of the total spectrum and a cytocidal flux similar to that of laboratory UV sources. Survival curves for human melanoma cells were similar for sunlight and 254 nm UV. An xeroderma pigmentosum lymphoblastoid line was equally sensitive to both agents and human cell lines sensitive to ionizing radiation (lymphoblastoid lines), crosslinking agents or monofunctional alkylating agents (melanoma lines) had the same 254 nm UV and solar survival responses as appropriate control lines. Two melanoma sublines derived separately by 16 cycles of treatment with sunlight or 254 nm UV were crossresistant to both agents. In one melanoma cell line, DNA strand breaks and DNA protein crosslinking were induced in melanoma cells by sunlight but pyrimidine dimers and DNA interstrand crosslinking could not be detected. The solar fluence response of DNA repair synthesis was much less than that from equitoxic 254 nm UV, reaching a maximum near the D0 value and then declining; but semiconservative DNA synthesis remained high. These effects were not due to changes in thymidine pool sizes. Solar exposure did not have a major effect on 254 nm UV-induced repair synthesis. (author)

  9. Modification of a hydrophobic layer by a point mutation in syntaxin 1A regulates the rate of synaptic vesicle fusion.

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    Robert D Lagow

    2007-04-01

    Full Text Available Both constitutive secretion and Ca(2+-regulated exocytosis require the assembly of the soluble N-ethylmaleimide-sensitive factor attachment protein receptor (SNARE complexes. At present, little is known about how the SNARE complexes mediating these two distinct pathways differ in structure. Using the Drosophila neuromuscular synapse as a model, we show that a mutation modifying a hydrophobic layer in syntaxin 1A regulates the rate of vesicle fusion. Syntaxin 1A molecules share a highly conserved threonine in the C-terminal +7 layer near the transmembrane domain. Mutation of this threonine to isoleucine results in a structural change that more closely resembles those found in syntaxins ascribed to the constitutive secretory pathway. Flies carrying the I254 mutant protein have increased levels of SNARE complexes and dramatically enhanced rate of both constitutive and evoked vesicle fusion. In contrast, overexpression of the T254 wild-type protein in neurons reduces vesicle fusion only in the I254 mutant background. These results are consistent with molecular dynamics simulations of the SNARE core complex, suggesting that T254 serves as an internal brake to dampen SNARE zippering and impede vesicle fusion, whereas I254 favors fusion by enhancing intermolecular interaction within the SNARE core complex.

  10. Activated Carbon Adsorption Properties of the Residual Matters in Textile Dyeing and Printing Secondary Effluent

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    TIAN Qing; LI Fang; LIU Fang; YANG Bo; CHEN Ji-hua

    2008-01-01

    The research employed the adsorption isotherm measurement, the batch kinetic adsorption and the rapid small-scale carbon column test (RSSCT) to find out the characteristics and main impacting factors of granular activated carbon (GAC) adsorption, in treating the textile dyeing-printing/polyester alkali de-weighting secondary effluent (TSE). The adsorption affinities and capacities for the organics surrogated by CODCr, color and UV254 (UV absorbency at λ= 254 nm) predicted by isotherm, small-scale-fixed bed were discussed. Adsorption rates for CODCr, color and UV254 are much different and carbon particle size dependent. The color adsorption rate and capacity should be taken as the main consideration factors in designing bio-activated carbon filter(BACF). The breakthrough of GAC adsorption column is mainly influenced by the low MW readily adsorbable organics in TSE. UVm is a good adsorption breakthrough indicator. The study provides References for BACFs' design and operation control in textile secondary effluent (TSE) tertiary treatment.

  11. The importance of Pyr(6-4)Pyo adducts for survival and mutation induction in mammalian cells

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    The biological consequences of a variety of DNA photoproducts are being studied in Chinese hamster ovary cells. By comparing the rate of induction of resistance to 6-thioguanine following irradiation at 254 nm and 313 nm, the authors find a similar mutation rate at equitoxic doses. Thus, enhanced mutation frequency does not appear to be a consequence of Pyr(6-4)Pyo adducts, which are produced at 254 nm but not at 313 nm. When the level of dimerised photoproducts is measured in a radioimmunoassay, Pyr(6-4)Pyo adducts, which are highly antigenic, are readily detected. By comparing the kinetics of removal of antibody-binding sites following irradiation at 254mn and 313 nm, it is evident that these lesions are repaired at the same rate as cyclobutane dimers

  12. Preparation and characterization of BaMgAl10O17:Eu phosphor coated with MgF2 by sol-gel process

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    LI Feng; WANG Yu-hua

    2005-01-01

    In order to prevent BaMgAl10 O17 : Eu (BAM) phosphor from thermal degradation, MgF2-coatings on the surface of BAM were prepared by a sol-gel process. The coatings were characterized by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy and scanning electron microscopy. The results indicate that BAM is successfully coated with homogenous, close MgF2 coatings. The photoluminescence and anti-thermal degradation properties of coated BAM were investigated under 254 and 147 nm excitations. The optimum anti-thermal degradation properties are obtained at the mass ratio of MgF2 to BAM 0. 2% under 254 nm excitation and 0. 5% under 147 nm excitation, respectively. It is considered that trace MgO formed after baked would cause different optimum coating thicknesses under 254 and 147 nm excitations.

  13. Selective isolation of UV-sensitive Rhodopseudomonas sphaeroides mutants

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    Application of penicillin selection method after UV irradiation (λ=254 nm) increases by an order efficiency of mutant selection sensible to ulraviolet radiation (uvs mutants), phototrophic bacterium Rhodopseudomonas sphaeroides induced with nitrosomethylurea (NMM). Over 30% of uvs mutants produced by means of this method possessed increased sensitivity not only to short-wave (sUV, λ=254 nm) but also to long-wave (lUV, λ>280 nm) UV radiations. No correlation in the degree of sensitivity of uvs mutants to sUV and lUV irradiations is discovered. Mutants, which are high-sensitive to lethal effect of lUV, are separated

  14. Reflective optical imaging system for extreme ultraviolet wavelengths

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    Viswanathan, V.K.; Newnam, B.E.

    1993-05-18

    A projection reflection optical system has two mirrors in a coaxial, four reflection configuration to reproduce the image of an object. The mirrors have spherical reflection surfaces to provide a very high resolution of object feature wavelengths less than 200 [mu]m, and preferably less than 100 [mu]m. An image resolution of features less than 0.05-0.1 [mu]m, is obtained over a large area field; i.e., 25.4 mm [times] 25.4 mm, with a distortion less than 0.1 of the resolution over the image field.

  15. A first search of excited states double beta and double electron capture decays of Pd110 and Pd102

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    Lehnert, Bjoern

    2011-01-01

    A search for double beta decays of the palladium isotopes Pd110 and Pd102 into excited states of their daughters was performed. New half-life limits for the 2nubb and 0nubb decays into first excited 0+ and 2+ states of 2.54e19 yr and 2.14e19 yr (95% CL) for the Pd110 decay were obtained improving limits by two orders of magnitude. The corresponding half-lives for double electron capture transition of Pd102 are 1.73e18 yr and 2.54e18 yr (95% CL) respectively. These are the first measurements for Pd102.

  16. DERIVATIZED HPTLC METHOD FOR SIMULTANEOUS ESTIMATION OF GLUCOSAMINE AND IBUPROFEN IN TABLETS

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    SAM SOLOMON, RAHUL. KUMAR,VIJAI ANAND, SIVAKUMAR, VENKATNARAYANAN

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    A selective, precise and derivatized HPTLC method has been developed for the simultaneous estimation of Glucosamine and Ibuprofen in tablet formulation. In this method standard and sample solutions of Glucosamine and Ibuprofen were applied on pre-coated silica gel 60F254 TLC plate, and developed using Propanol-Ethyl acetate-Ammonia-Water (4: 3: 2: 1 v/v), as mobile phase and derivatized using Iodine vapor. The drugs on the plate were scanned at 254 nm. The dynamic linearity range was 5-25 μg/...

  17. Irreversible inhibition of epithelial sodium channels by ultraviolet irradiation.

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    Cuthbert, A W; Fanestil, D. D.; Herrera, F. C.; Pryn, S. J.

    1982-01-01

    1 The effects of u.v. irradiation at 254 nm and 350 nm on sodium transport across frog skin epithelium have been investigated. 2 Irradiation at 254 nm but not at 350 nm produces a dose-dependent, functionally selective blockade of sodium transport. The effect is apparently due to the irreversible closure of apical sodium channels. 3 The amiloride-sensitive conductance was directly related to sodium transport as measured by short circuit current (SCC) both in normal and irradiated tissues, alt...

  18. High performance thin layer chromatographic method for simultaneous estimation of ibuprofen and pseudoephedrine hydrochloride

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    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available High performance thin layer chromatographic method is developed for simultaneous estimation of ibuprofen and pseudoephedrine hydrochloride in tablets. Silica gel 60F 254 plates were used as stationary phase and t.butanol: ethyl acetate: glacial acetic acid: water (7:4:2:2 v/v as mobile phase. Wavelength selected for analysis was 254 nm. Percent estimation of ibuprofen and pseudoephedrine hydrochloride was found to be 99.56% and 98.77%, respectively. Percent recovery for both the drugs was found in the range of 98.27% to 100.91%, respectively.

  19. EST Table: FY744453 [KAIKOcDNA[Archive

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    Full Text Available FY744453 E_FL_famL_24C03_F_0 11/11/04 82 %/255 aa ref|XP_002424214.1| Arsenical pump-driving... ATPase, putative [Pediculus humanus corporis] gb|EEB11476.1| Arsenical pump-driving ATPase, putati... 81 %/254 aa gnl|Amel|GB18636-PA 11/11/04 77 %/254 aa gi|91081505|ref|XP_974589.1| PREDICTED: similar to arsenical pump-driving atpase [Tribolium castaneum] FS918630 famL ...

  20. Deep ultraviolet light-emitting diodes

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    Hu, X.; Deng, J.; Zhang, J.P.; Lunev, A.; Bilenko, Y.; Katona, T.; Gaska, R. [Sensor Electronic Technology, Inc., 1195 Atlas Road, Columbia, SC 29209 (United States); Shur, M.S. [Department of Electrical Computer, and Systems Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY 12180 (United States); Shatalov, M.; Khan, A. [Department of Electrical Engineering, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208 (United States)

    2006-05-15

    We report on the development of AlGaN-based deep UV light emitting diodes (LEDs) with emission wavelengths from 254 to 340 nm, focusing on the improvement of 280 nm LEDs efficiency. Under optimal device structure the UV LEDs efficiency was found to strongly depend on the AlGaN material quality. Milliwatt-power level LEDs were demonstrated for the 254-340 nm spectral range, and for 280 nm LEDs powers reaching 2.5 mW was achieved at 20 mA DC. (copyright 2006 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH and Co. KGaA, Weinheim) (orig.)

  1. Communication Received from the Permanent Mission of Mexico to the International Atomic Energy Agency Regarding Guidelines for the Export of Nuclear Material, Equipment and Technology and the Guidelines for Transfers of Nuclear-related Dual-use Equipment, Materials, Software and Related Technology

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    The Director General has received a note verbale dated 15 June 2012 from the Permanent Mission of Mexico to the International Atomic Energy Agency providing information on the decision of the Government of Mexico to act in accordance with the 'Guidelines for the Export of Nuclear Material, Equipment and Technology', issued as document INFCIRC/254/Rev.10/Part 1, including its Annexes, and with the 'Guidelines for Transfers of Nuclear-Related Dual-Use Equipment, Material, Software and Related Technology', issued as document INFCIRC/254/Rev.8/Part 2

  2. Profiling Pre-Service Teachers' Awareness and Regulation of Their Own Thinking: Evidence from an Asian Country

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    Lee, Chwee Beng; Teo, Timothy; Chai, Ching Sing

    2010-01-01

    This study aims to examine pre-service teachers' knowledge and regulation of cognition. The authors administered Schraw and Dennison's Metacognitive Awareness Inventory to 254 pre-service teachers in Singapore. The results showed no significant difference by educational level on all subscales except for evaluation, which is a subscale of…

  3. 78 FR 13935 - Rural Health Care Support Mechanism

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    ... Rulemaking (NPRM), 75 FR 48236, August 9, 2010. The self-construction option will only be available, however... Congress's directive in section 254(h) of the Communications Act that the Commission ``enhance access to... the cost of care. Leadership of Consortia. The organizers and leaders of many Pilot...

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    Full Text Available cted CDS, cell Division Cycle related (cdc-25.4) || http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/protein/17532605 ... ...Non-TMB Non-TMH Non-TMB Non-TMB Non-TMB Non-TMB >gi|17532605|ref|NP_496197.1| predi

  5. Growing up with Frisian and Dutch: The role of language input in the early development of Frisian and Dutch among preschool children in Friesland

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    J.E. Dijkstra

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    Bilingual acquisition largely depends on the input that children receive in each language. The more input in a language, the more proficient a child becomes in that language. The current project studied the role of language input among bilingual Frisian-Dutch preschool children (age 2.5-4 years) in

  6. Mexican American Female Adolescent Self-Esteem: The Effect of Body Image, Exercise Behavior, and Body Fatness.

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    Guinn, Bobby; Semper, Tom; Jorgensen, Layne

    1997-01-01

    A study of 254 Mexican American eighth-grade girls in south Texas found that girls' self-esteem was positively related to body image and exercise involvement and negatively related to body fatness. This population displayed somewhat distorted body image, which was the strongest predictor of self-esteem. Contains 43 references. (SV)

  7. 76 FR 6456 - Intent To Grant an Exclusive License for a U.S. Government-Owned Invention

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    ...)(1)(i), announcement is made of the intent to grant an exclusive, revocable license, to U.S. Patent No. 6,254,873, issued July 3, 2001, entitled ``Inactivated Dengue Virus Vaccine,'' for the field of use involving any prophylactic and/or therapeutic purified inactivated vaccine against Dengue...

  8. Minimization of the formation of disinfection by-products.

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    Badawy, Mohamed I; Gad-Allah, Tarek A; Ali, Mohamed E M; Yoon, Yeoman

    2012-09-01

    The drinking water industry is required to minimize DBPs levels while ensuring adequate disinfection. In this study, efficient and appropriate treatment scheme for the reduction of disinfection by-product (DBPs) formation in drinking water containing natural organic matter has been established. This was carried out by the investigation of different treatment schemes consisting of enhanced coagulation, sedimentation, disinfection by using chlorine dioxide/ozone, filtration by sand filter, or granular activated carbon (GAC). Bench scale treatment schemes were applied on actual samples from different selected sites to identify the best conditions for the treatment of water. Samples were collected from effluent of each step in the treatment train in order to analyze pH, UV absorbance at 254 nm (UVA(254)), specific UV absorbance at 254 nm (SUVA(254)), dissolved organic carbon (DOC), haloacetic acids (HAAs) and trihalomethanes (THMs). The obtained results indicated that using pre-ozonation/enhanced coagulation/activated carbon filtration treatment train appears to be the most effective method for reducing DBPs precursors in drinking water treatment.

  9. Comparison of advanced oxidation processes for the removal of natural organic matter.

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    Lamsal, Rupa; Walsh, Margaret E; Gagnon, Graham A

    2011-05-01

    This study examined the impact of UV, ozone (O(3)), advanced oxidation processes (AOPs) including O(3)/UV, H(2)O(2)/UV H(2)O(2)/O(3) in the change of molecular weight distribution (MWD) and disinfection by-product formation potential (DBPFP). Bench-scale experiments were conducted with surface river water and changes in the UV absorbance at 254 nm (UV(254)), total organic carbon (TOC), trihalomethane and haloacetic acid formation potential (THMFP, HAAFP) and MWD of the raw and oxidized water were analyzed to evaluate treatment performance. Combination of O(3) and UV with H(2)O(2) was found to result in more TOC and UV(254) reduction than the individual processes. The O(3)/UV process was found to be the most effective AOP for NOM reduction, with TOC and UV(254) reduced by 31 and 88%, respectively. Application of O(3)/UV and H(2)O(2)/UV treatments to the source waters organics with 190-1500 Da molecular weight resulted in the near complete alteration of the molecular weight of NOM from >900 Da to UV was found to be the most effective treatment for the reduction of THM and HAA formation under uniform formation conditions. These results could hold particular significance for drinking water utilities with low alkalinity source waters that are investigating AOPs, as there are limited published studies that have evaluated the treatment efficacy of five different oxidation processes in parallel.

  10. Development of surrogate correlation models to predict trace organic contaminant oxidation and microbial inactivation during ozonation.

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    Gerrity, Daniel; Gamage, Sujanie; Jones, Darryl; Korshin, Gregory V; Lee, Yunho; Pisarenko, Aleksey; Trenholm, Rebecca A; von Gunten, Urs; Wert, Eric C; Snyder, Shane A

    2012-12-01

    The performance of ozonation in wastewater depends on water quality and the ability to form hydroxyl radicals (·OH) to meet disinfection or contaminant transformation objectives. Since there are no on-line methods to assess ozone and ·OH exposure in wastewater, many agencies are now embracing indicator frameworks and surrogate monitoring for regulatory compliance. Two of the most promising surrogate parameters for ozone-based treatment of secondary and tertiary wastewater effluents are differential UV(254) absorbance (ΔUV(254)) and total fluorescence (ΔTF). In the current study, empirical correlations for ΔUV(254) and ΔTF were developed for the oxidation of 18 trace organic contaminants (TOrCs), including 1,4-dioxane, atenolol, atrazine, bisphenol A, carbamazepine, diclofenac, gemfibrozil, ibuprofen, meprobamate, naproxen, N,N-diethyl-meta-toluamide (DEET), para-chlorobenzoic acid (pCBA), phenytoin, primidone, sulfamethoxazole, triclosan, trimethoprim, and tris-(2-chloroethyl)-phosphate (TCEP) (R(2) = 0.50-0.83) and the inactivation of three microbial surrogates, including Escherichia coli, MS2, and Bacillus subtilis spores (R(2) = 0.46-0.78). Nine wastewaters were tested in laboratory systems, and eight wastewaters were evaluated at pilot- and full-scale. A predictive model for OH exposure based on ΔUV(254) or ΔTF was also proposed.

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    1992-01-01

    920750 A comparison study of rapid cyclingand non-rapid cycling types in bipolaraffective disorder. SHEN Qijie(沈其杰),et al. Shenzhen Res Instit, Mental Health,Guangdong, 518003. Chin J Neurol & Psychiat1992; 25(4): 199-201. Here is a prospective and comparative study onthe two types of bipolar affective disorder-rapidcycling (RC) and nonrapid cycling(NRC).

  12. 78 FR 45880 - Hazardous Materials: Approval and Communication Requirements for the Safe Transportation of Air...

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    2013-07-30

    ... Reform Act of 1995 I. Environmental Assessment J. Privacy Act K. Executive Order 13609 and International...) on March 26, 2012 [77 FR 17394] under Docket No. PHMSA-2010-0201 (HM-254) to amend the Hazardous... cap that must easily provide ventilation of the drum contents in the event of a fire. The drum may...

  13. Wives' Relative Wages, Husbands' Paid Work Hours, and Wives' Labor-Force Exit

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    Shafer, Emily Fitzgibbons

    2011-01-01

    Economic theories predict that women are more likely to exit the labor force if their partners' earnings are higher and if their own wage rate is lower. In this article, I use the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth (N = 2,254) and discrete-time event-history analysis to show that wives' relative wages are more predictive of their exit than are…

  14. Electrophoresis microchip with integrated waveguides for simultaneous native UV fluorescence and absorbance detection

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    Ohlsson, Pelle Daniel; Sala, Olga Ordeig; Mogensen, Klaus Bo;

    2009-01-01

    Simultaneous label-free detection of UV absorbance and native UV-excited fluorescence in an electrophoresis microchip is presented. UV transparent integrated waveguides launch light at a wavelength of 254 nm from a mercury lamp along the length of a 1-mm. long detection cell. Transmitted UV light...

  15. The Contributions of Emotional Intelligence and Social Support for Adaptive Career Progress among Italian Youth

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    Di Fabio, Annamaria; Kenny, Maureen E.

    2015-01-01

    Drawing from career construction and positive youth development perspectives, this study explores, among 254 Italian high school students, the relationship between emotional intelligence (EI) and support from friends and teachers with indices of adaptive career development. Results from the full canonical correlational model revealed that…

  16. 24 CFR 570.506 - Records to be maintained.

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    ... gender of single heads of households) displaced as a result of CDBG funded activities, together with the... HOME program income targeting requirements at 24 CFR 92.252 or 92.254. (5) For each activity determined... skills or education; (2) A listing by job title of the permanent jobs to be created indicating which...

  17. Employment Skills for 21st Century Workplace: The Gap between Faculty and Student Perceptions

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    Hodge, Kay A.; Lear, Janet L.

    2011-01-01

    This study compared the perceptions of college business faculty and students regarding the business competencies needed to get a job after graduation. The population for this research consisted upper-level students (n = 254), who were enrolled in business classes at a Midwest university and faculty members (n = 37) teaching in the business area at…

  18. Ultra-Violet Light Treatment Lowers Numbers of Listeria monocytogenes on Raw Chicken Fillets without Changing Antibiotic Resistance or Meat Color

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    Listeria monocytogenes is an important foodborne pathogen and raw poultry meat has been shown to be a vector for its entrance into a poultry further-processing plant. Reduction of L. monocytogenes in these plants is a high priority for the industry. Ultra-violet (UV) light at a wavelength of 254 n...

  19. Gluconeogenesis is Not Regulated by Either Glucose or Insulin in Extremely Low Birth Weight Infants Receiving Total Parenteral Nutrition

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    Chacko, Shaji K.; Ordonez, Jorge; Sauer, Pieter J. J.; Sunehag, Agneta L.

    2011-01-01

    Objective To determine potential factors regulating gluconeogenesis (GNG) in extremely low birth weight infants receiving total parenteral nutrition. Study design Seven infants (birth weight, 0.824 +/- 0.068 kg; gestational age, 25.4 +/- 0.5 weeks; postnatal age, 3.3 +/- 0.2 days) were studied for 1

  20. Treatment Approach, Autism Severity and Intervention Outcomes in Young Children

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    Zachor, Ditza A.; Itzchak, Esther Ben

    2010-01-01

    The current study examined the relation between autism severity at baseline, type of intervention employed and outcomes in young children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Seventy-eight children with ASD, aged 15-35 months (M=25.4, SD=4.2), received either applied behavioral analysis (ABA) or integration of several intervention approaches…

  1. Choosing adolescent smokers as friends : The role of parenting and parental smoking

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    Mercken, L.; Sleddens, E. F. C.; de Vries, H.; Steglich, C. E. G.

    2013-01-01

    The present study examined whether parenting and parental smoking can prevent children from selecting smoking friends during adolescence. 254 Adolescents of one Belgian secondary school participated. Self-administered questionnaires were distributed among 2nd-4th graders (mean ages = 14.2-16.2 years

  2. Long-Term Effects of Bereavement and Caregiver Intervention on Dementia Caregiver Depressive Symptoms

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    Haley, William E.; Bergman, Elizabeth J.; Roth, David L.; McVie, Theresa; Gaugler, Joseph E.; Mittelman, Mary S.

    2008-01-01

    Purpose: The purpose of this study was to examine the joint effects of bereavement and caregiver intervention on caregiver depressive symptoms. Design and Methods: Alzheimer's caregivers from a randomized trial of an enhanced caregiver support intervention versus usual care who had experienced the death of their spouse (n = 254) were repeatedly…

  3. AcEST: DK956989 [AcEST

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    Full Text Available ST4_HUMAN Microtubule-associated serine/threonine-pr... 30 8.2 sp|O02491|HMEN_ANOGA Segmentation...PGPPKTKHPDRSLSSQKPSV 2222 Query: 277 GKTLALSP 254 G T P Sbjct: 2223 GATKGKEP 2230 >sp|O02491|HMEN_ANOGA Segmentation

  4. Ontwikkelingsplannen

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    J. Tinbergen (Jan)

    1967-01-01

    textabstractSeries ‘Wereldakademie’ No. 18. In English: Development Planning, Series World University Library No. 18, Weidenfeld and Nicolson, London, 1967, 256 p. In Spanish: Planificacion del Desarrollo, Series ‘Biblioteca para el Hombre Actual’, Ediciones Guadarrama, Madrid, 1967, 254 p. In Ger

  5. GAE网络平台所需环境

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    2011-01-01

    目前,GAE支持Python和AVA语言,要在本机搭建GAE开发环境,需分别安装GAESDK(http://{inyurl.COm/ozebre)及Pythol3(http://worknewhua.com/clan/201008/python254msi)或JAVA(http://www.javacom/zh—CN/)。

  6. Data of evolutionary structure change: 1AKMA-3GD5D [Confc[Archive

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  7. 78 FR 28866 - Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) Opportunity With the Department of...

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    2013-05-16

    ... must also successfully identify and test a reference panel of sera provided by OIE (World Organisation... electronic comments and other data to Angela.Ervin@hq.dhs.gov . FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Information on DHS CRADAs: Marlene Owens, (202) 254-6671. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Assay Requirements...

  8. Cyberbullying and Victimisation among Turkish University Students

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    Akbulut, Yavuz; Eristi, Bahadir

    2011-01-01

    This study investigated the extent of cyberbullying and victimisation among Turkish university students at a state college of education. A personal information form and 56 scaled items were administered to 254 students. Items addressing cyberbullying victimisation were adopted from a recent study, whereas parallel cyberbullying items were…

  9. N-1-Alkylated Pyrimidine Films as a New Potential Optical Data Storage Medium

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    Lohse, Brian; Hvilsted, Søren; Berg, Rolf Henrik;

    2006-01-01

    We investigate several compounds of the type 1,1’-(a,w-alkanediyl)bis[pyrimidinej and 1-(w- bromoalkyl)uracil, which can undergo photoinduced (2jr + 2n) cycloaddition reactions on exposure to UV light at 254 and 257 nm, which have been synthesized for application in high capacity optical data...

  10. Gamma radiation-sterilized, triple-lumen catheters coated with a low concentration of chlorhexidine were not efficacious at preventing catheter infections in intensive care unit patients.

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    Sherertz, R J; Heard, S O; Raad, I I; Gentry, L; Bowton, D; Scuderi, P; Hu, J.; Carruth, W; Satishchandra, B; J. Pepe; Mosenthal, A; Burke, T.; Dupuis, J.

    1996-01-01

    In a randomized, double-blind trial, gamma radiation-sterilized, chlorhexidine-coated triple-lumen catheters were compared with uncoated control catheters for their ability to prevent catheter infection in 254 intensive care unit patients. The chlorhexidine coating was not efficacious, and a rabbit model demonstrated that reduction of chlorhexidine activity by gamma radiation sterilization was the likely explanation for the failure.

  11. School Principals' Leadership Behaviours and Its Relation with Teachers' Sense of Self-Efficacy

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    Mehdinezhad, Vali; Mansouri, Masoumeh

    2016-01-01

    The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between school principals' leadership behaviours and teachers' sense of self-efficacy. The research method was descriptive and correlational. A sample size of 254 teachers was simply selected randomly by proportional sampling. For data collection, the Teachers' Sense of Efficacy Scale of…

  12. Counseling Depressed Female Religious Professionals: Nuns and Clergywomen.

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    Rayburn, Carole A.

    1991-01-01

    Studied stress, strain, depression, and coping resources in nuns and clergywomen (n=254). Found nuns had less stress and strain, less depression, and better coping resources than female clergywomen. Female Reform rabbis experienced most stress, strain, and possible depression, with lowest coping resources. (Author/ABL)

  13. Being Playful and Smart? The Relations of Adult Playfulness with Psychometric and Self-Estimated Intelligence and Academic Performance

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    Proyer, Rene T.

    2011-01-01

    The study examines the relation between subjectively assessed adult playfulness and psychometric and self-estimated intelligence in a sample of 254 students. As expected, playfulness existed widely independently from psychometric intelligence. Correlations pointed in the direction of higher expressive playfulness and numeric intelligence and lower…

  14. 76 FR 81954 - Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for Review; Information Collection Request...

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    2011-12-29

    ..., companies will consent to making this information public. In turn, the emergency response community will use...) 254-6171. (Not a toll-free number). Mail: Science and Technology Directorate, ATTN: Chief Information... technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting...

  15. Becoming a Blood Stem Cell Donor

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    ... 3:22. CTV News 322 views 3:22 Stem Cell Therapy Injections - Duration: 6:18. Caring Medical Regenerative Medicine Clinics 254,233 views 6:18 Bone Marrow/Stem Cell Transplant - Duration: 7:24. tannermom80 106,911 views ...

  16. M-Rated Video Games and Aggressive or Problem Behavior among Young Adolescents

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    Olson, Cheryl K.; Kutner, Lawrence A.; Baer, Lee; Beresin, Eugene V.; Warner, Dorothy E.; Nicholi, Armand M., II

    2009-01-01

    This research examined the potential relationship between adolescent problem behaviors and amount of time spent with violent electronic games. Survey data were collected from 1,254 7th and 8th grade students in two states. A "dose" of exposure to Mature-rated games was calculated using Entertainment Software Rating Board ratings of titles children…

  17. Attainment of Developmental Tasks by Adolescents with Hearing Loss Attending Special Schools

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    Pinquart, Martin; Pfeiffer, Jens P.

    2014-01-01

    The investigators compared the perceived attainment of developmental tasks by 181 German adolescents with hearing loss and 254 peers without hearing loss. The adolescents with hearing loss were attending special schools for students who are deaf or hard of hearing. On average, the two groups perceived similar levels of success across the assessed…

  18. 77 FR 43773 - Wireline Competition Bureau Seeks Further Comment on Issues in the Rural Health Care Reform...

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    2012-07-26

    .... Ineligible sites and treatment of shared services/costs. Section 254(h)(3) of the Act and Sec. 54.671(a) of..., projects have allocated the cost of shared services and equipment among members (both eligible and... shared services and costs for consortium applicants, or should the Commission just require that...

  19. 75 FR 17584 - Schools and Libraries Universal Service Support Mechanism

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    2010-04-07

    ... its Web site to certain users--e.g., school administrators, teachers, librarians and students--does..., Internet access, and internal connections. Section 254 of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended (the...--telecommunications service, Internet access, internal connections, basic maintenance of internal connections,...

  20. Developmental Levels and Suggested Learning Activities for the Visually Impaired Preschool Child. A Special Report.

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    Harrell, Lois, Comp.

    The paper presents developmental charts detailing the needs and patterns of very young visually impaired children. Five age levels are considered (0-6 months, 6-12 months, 1-.25 years, 2.5-4 years, and 4-5 years) within the context of auditory awareness, body image, development of meaningful language, tactual awareness and manipulative skills,…

  1. Development of surrogate correlation models to predict trace organic contaminant oxidation and microbial inactivation during ozonation.

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    Gerrity, Daniel; Gamage, Sujanie; Jones, Darryl; Korshin, Gregory V; Lee, Yunho; Pisarenko, Aleksey; Trenholm, Rebecca A; von Gunten, Urs; Wert, Eric C; Snyder, Shane A

    2012-12-01

    The performance of ozonation in wastewater depends on water quality and the ability to form hydroxyl radicals (·OH) to meet disinfection or contaminant transformation objectives. Since there are no on-line methods to assess ozone and ·OH exposure in wastewater, many agencies are now embracing indicator frameworks and surrogate monitoring for regulatory compliance. Two of the most promising surrogate parameters for ozone-based treatment of secondary and tertiary wastewater effluents are differential UV(254) absorbance (ΔUV(254)) and total fluorescence (ΔTF). In the current study, empirical correlations for ΔUV(254) and ΔTF were developed for the oxidation of 18 trace organic contaminants (TOrCs), including 1,4-dioxane, atenolol, atrazine, bisphenol A, carbamazepine, diclofenac, gemfibrozil, ibuprofen, meprobamate, naproxen, N,N-diethyl-meta-toluamide (DEET), para-chlorobenzoic acid (pCBA), phenytoin, primidone, sulfamethoxazole, triclosan, trimethoprim, and tris-(2-chloroethyl)-phosphate (TCEP) (R(2) = 0.50-0.83) and the inactivation of three microbial surrogates, including Escherichia coli, MS2, and Bacillus subtilis spores (R(2) = 0.46-0.78). Nine wastewaters were tested in laboratory systems, and eight wastewaters were evaluated at pilot- and full-scale. A predictive model for OH exposure based on ΔUV(254) or ΔTF was also proposed. PMID:23062789

  2. Testing a Model Linking Environmental Hope and Self-Control with Students' Positive Emotions and Environmental Behavior

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    Kerret, Dorit; Orkibi, Hod; Ronen, Tammie

    2016-01-01

    This study examined a moderated mediation model with 254 Israeli junior high school students, hypothesizing that students' environmental hope would simultaneously mediate the relationship between their engagement in school-based environmental activities (green engagement) and their environmental behavior as well as their positivity ratio, but that…

  3. Regional cerebral blood flow alterations remote from the site of intracranial tumors

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    Endo, H; Larsen, B; Lassen, N A

    1977-01-01

    Regional cerebral blood flow (rCBF) was investigated in 12 patients with brain tumors, using a 254-channel dynamic gamma camera. In nine of the 12 cases, hyperemic regions with loss of autoregulation were seen in sites remote from the tumor (the area around the tumor was in most cases also...

  4. Choosing Adolescent Smokers as Friends: The Role of Parenting and Parental Smoking

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    Mercken, L.; Sleddens, E. F. C.; de Vries, H.; Steglich, C. E. G.

    2013-01-01

    The present study examined whether parenting and parental smoking can prevent children from selecting smoking friends during adolescence. 254 Adolescents of one Belgian secondary school participated. Self-administered questionnaires were distributed among 2nd-4th graders (mean ages = 14.2-16.2 years) during spring 2006. Follow-up was conducted 12…

  5. Skills Needed by Secondary School Graduates for Breeding and Rearing of Giant African Land Snail (GALS) in Ebonyi State

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    Ogba, Ernest Ituma; Ndem, Joseph Uka

    2016-01-01

    The purpose of the study is to identify the skills required by secondary school Graduates for breeding and rearing Giant African Land Snail (GALS) in Ebonyi State. Three research questions guided the study. The design was descriptive survey. The total population was 254 agricultural science Teachers in junior and senior secondary schools in Ebonyi…

  6. Dicty_cDB: SFG565 [Dicty_cDB

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    Full Text Available 5060.1 Dictyostelium discoideum Wiscott-Aldrich syndrome protein (wasA) gene, complete cds. 626 0.0 8 AC1170...bits) Value AF305060_1( AF305060 |pid:none) Dictyostelium discoideum Wiscott-A... 254 4e-77 AC117076_18( AC1

  7. Single intravenous and oral dose pharmacokinetics of florfenicol in the channel catfish Ictalurus punctatus

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    Plasma distribution and elimination of florfenicol in channel catfish were investigated after a single dose (10mg/kg) of intravenous i.v.) or oral administration in freshwater at a mean water temperature of 25.4°C. Florfenicol concentrations in plasma were analyzed by means of liquid chromatography...

  8. An Examination of Drunkorexia, Greek Affiliation, and Alcohol Consumption

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    Ward, Rose Marie; Galante, Marina; Trivedi, Rudra; Kahrs, Juliana

    2015-01-01

    The purpose of this study is to examine the relation between Greek affiliation, the College Life Alcohol Salience Scale, alcohol consumption, disordered eating, and drunkorexia (i.e., using disordered eating practices as compensation for calories consumed through alcohol). A total of 349 college students (254 females, 89 males) participated in the…

  9. The Effects of Self-Assessment among Young Learners of English

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    Butler, Yuko Goto; Lee, Jiyoon

    2010-01-01

    This study examined the effectiveness of self-assessment among 254 young learners of English as a foreign language. This study looked at 6th grade students in South Korea, who were asked to perform self-assessments on a regular basis for a semester during their English classes. The students improved their ability to self-assess their performance…

  10. Preparation of actinide targets and sources using nonaqueous electrodeposition

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    Fowler, M.M.; Gursky, J.C.; Wilhelmy, J.B. (Los Alamos National Lab., NM (USA))

    1991-05-15

    Application of the method of 'molecular plating' to prepare actinide targets suitable for accelerator bombardment is presented. Two example applications involving {sup 229}Th and {sup 254}Es are discussed along with the merits and liabilities of the method. (orig.).

  11. 78 FR 42532 - Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) Opportunity With the Department of...

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    2013-07-16

    ... validating an ELISA diagnostic kit for detection of Foot and Mouth Disease Virus (FMDV) non-structural... INFORMATION CONTACT: Angela Ervin, 202-254-5624. Correction In the Federal Register of May 16, 2013, in FR Doc... proposals on or before August 8, 2013. Correction In the Federal Register of May 16, 2013, in FR Doc....

  12. 29 CFR 780.145 - The relationship is determined by consideration of all relevant factors.

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    2010-07-01

    ... 29 Labor 3 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false The relationship is determined by consideration of all... Incident to Or in Conjunction Withâ the Farming Operations § 780.145 The relationship is determined by... will control (Maneja v. Waialua, 349 U.S. 254; Mitchell v. Budd, 350 U.S. 473). Due weight should...

  13. Norma tulemuste taga on eksport Venemaale / Virge Lahe

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    Lahe, Virge

    2008-01-01

    Autode turvavarustuse tootja AS-i Norma teise kvartali puhaskasum oli 25,4 miljonit krooni, mis on kaks korda enam kui 2007. aasta teises kvartalis, edaspidi võib kasumit survestada terasehinna tõus. Diagramm: Norma kasum on kasvanud

  14. Different cortical areas in man in organization of voluntary movements in extrapersonal space

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    Roland, P E; Skinhøj, E; Lassen, N A;

    1980-01-01

    1. This paper reports regional cerebral blood flow (rCBF) measurements in 254 cortical regions with 133Xe injected into the internal carotid artery in 19 patients, none of whom had any major neurological defect. The purpose was to demonstrate the pattern of cortical activity, as revealed by rCBF ...... desynchronization of the EEG during mental work....

  15. 78 FR 25052 - Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Recreational Management Measures for the Summer...

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    2013-04-29

    ... measures, which are the status quo measures; for scup, a 10-inch (25.4-cm) minimum fish size, a 30-fish per... Alternatives The IRFA identified three alternatives in this action: The no- action alternatiave, the status quo... November 1 through December 31. The status quo alternative is: (1) For summer flounder,...

  16. 76 FR 22108 - Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Prostate, Lung, Colorectal and Ovarian Cancer Screening...

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    2011-04-20

    ... to determine if screening for prostate, lung, colorectal and ovarian cancer can reduce mortality from these cancers which currently cause an estimated 254,570 deaths annually in the U.S. The design is a two... of the trial is cancer specific mortality for each of the four cancer sites (prostate,...

  17. Gas and surface diffusion in modified γ-alumina systems

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    Uhlhorn, R.J.R.; Keizer, K.; Burggraaf, A.J.

    1989-01-01

    The transport of pure gases through a microporous membrane is described. The alumina-based membrane (pores 2.5-4 nm) is suitable for Knudsen diffusion separation. To improve the separation factor, interaction with and mobility on the pore wall of one of the gases of a mixture is necessary. To introd

  18. Patterns of regional cerebral blood flow in acute stroke

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    Olsen, T S; Skriver, E B

    1981-01-01

    In a consecutive group of 56 stroke patients the regional cerebral blood flow was measured within 84 hours after stroke. A 254 multidetector scintillation camera and the intracarotid Xenon-133 injection method was used to study rCBF. Typical rCBF-patterns are described and compared to the findings...

  19. Dicty_cDB: SHC181 [Dicty_cDB

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    Full Text Available e sequence. 44 2.1 1 AC152894 |AC152894.3 Saimiri boliviensis boliviensis clone CH254-450C11, complete sequence. 42 5.9 2 AL713919... |AL713919.11 Mouse DNA sequence from clone RP23-41F14 on c

  20. 48 CFR 52.250-4 - SAFETY Act Pre-qualification Designation Notice.

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    2010-10-01

    ... Act designation of a technology class that the DHS has determined to be a Qualified Anti-Terrorism... Act designation and receive expedited processing of those applications. Qualified Anti-Terrorism....S.C. 443(a), as further delineated in 6 CFR 25.4, that a particular Anti-Terrorism...

  1. 48 CFR 50.204 - Policy.

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    2010-10-01

    ... EXTRAORDINARY CONTRACTUAL ACTIONS AND THE SAFETY ACT Support Anti-terrorism by Fostering Effective Technologies Act of 2002 50.204 Policy. (a) Agencies should— (1) Determine whether the technology to be procured is...)(viii) of 6 CFR 25.4, Designation of Qualified Anti-Terrorism Technologies; (2) Encourage offerors...

  2. Influence of the surface structure on the filtration performance of UV-modified PES membranes

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    Kæselev, Bozena Alicja; Kingshott, P.; Jonsson, Gunnar Eigil

    2002-01-01

    Poly (ether sulfone) (PES) 50 kDa membranes were surface modified by irradiation with UV light (254 nm) in the presence of N-vinyl-2-pyrrolidine (NVP), 2-acrylamidoglycolic acid monohydrate (AAG) and 2-acrylamido-2-methyl-1-propanesulfonic acid (AAP). The surfaces of the modified membranes were...

  3. 76 FR 14818 - Chemical Testing

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    2011-03-18

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 46 CFR Part 16 Chemical Testing CFR Correction In Title 46 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Parts 1 to 40, revised as of October 1, 2010, on page 254, in Sec. 16.105, in the definition...

  4. Gclust Server: 201254 [Gclust Server

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    Full Text Available 201254 Sme_SMb21409 Cluster Sequences - 254 hypothetical protein 1 1.00e-99 0.0 0.0... 0.0 0.0 3.23 0.0 Show 201254 Cluster ID 201254 Sequence ID Sme_SMb21409 Link to cluster sequences Cluster S

  5. Competency-Based Instruction in Business and Management Communication Courses Taught by Association for Business Communication Member Faculty.

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    Lynch, David H.; Murranka, Patricia

    2002-01-01

    Responses from 254 of 990 Association for Business Communication Members revealed that only 11% used competency-based instruction to teach business/management communication. Barriers to use included satisfaction with traditional instruction, lack of knowledge, lack of incentives/resources, difficulty scheduling facilities, and student inability to…

  6. 76 FR 62434 - Federal Property Suitable as Facilities To Assist the Homeless

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    2011-10-07

    ...., 4th Floor, Washington, DC 20006: (202) 254-5522; Navy: Mr. Albert Johnson, Department of the Navy...., structures range from good to needing major rehab Belmont City Memorial USAR Ctr 5305 Guernsey St. Bellaire... suitable/available in the 10.22.2010 FR Washington Fox Island Naval Lab 630 3rd Ave. Fox Island WA...

  7. SURVEY ON THE PRESENCE OF POLYCHLOROBIPHENYLS (PCBs ON FISHES OF PIEDILUCO LAKE (TERNI, CENTRAL ITALY

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    M. Latini

    2013-02-01

    Full Text Available During the period 2004-2006, 254 specimen belonging to Ciprinidae, Percidae and Anguillidae fishes of Piediluco Lake were analyzed by gas chromatography to check for the presence of PCBs contamination. Data obtained show low level of contamination with a decreasing trend from 2004 to 2006.

  8. AcEST: BP917622 [AcEST

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    Full Text Available terized protein MG098 OS=Mycoplasma... 31 3.6 sp|Q8MQW8|SPRI_DROME Protein sprint OS=Drosophila melanogaster...FN 254 Query: 444 Y 446 Y Sbjct: 255 Y 255 >sp|Q8MQW8|SPRI_DROME Protein sprint OS=Drosophila melanogaster G

  9. Degradation Mechanism of Cyanobacterial Toxin Cylindrospermopsin by Hydroxyl Radicals in Homogeneous UV/H2O2 Process

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    The degradation of cylindrospermopsin (CYN), a widely distributed and highly toxic cyanobacterial toxin (cyanotoxin), remains poorly elucidated. In this study, the mechanism of CYN destruction by UV-254 nm/H2O2 advanced oxidation process (AOP) was investigated by mass spectrometr...

  10. Reading Interests of High School Students.

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    Diaz-Rubin, C.

    1996-01-01

    Investigates the reading genre preferences of 254 male and female high school students in Pennsylvania. Draws comparisons with similar research done 10 years earlier. Finds a substantial change in reading interests. Notes the top 10 areas of interest are adventure, horror, mysteries, humor, murder, love, fantasy, crime, sports, and movies. (RS)

  11. Characterizing Lenses and Lensed Stars of High-magnification Single-lens Gravitational Microlensing Events with Lenses Passing over Source Stars

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    Choi, J.-Y.; Shin, I.-G.; Park, S.-Y.;

    2012-01-01

    We present the analysis of the light curves of nine high-magnification single-lens gravitational microlensing events with lenses passing over source stars, including OGLE-2004-BLG-254, MOA-2007-BLG-176, MOA-2007-BLG-233/OGLE-2007-BLG-302, MOA-2009-BLG-174, MOA-2010-BLG-436, MOA-2011-BLG-093, MOA-...

  12. Gclust Server: 119844 [Gclust Server

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  13. Kirjad vallutatud Hiinast / Karl Rumor

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    Rumor, Karl, pseud., 1886-1971

    2008-01-01

    1937. a. alanud Hiina-Jaapani sõjast, poliitlistest oludest ja revolutsioonist Hiinas, hiinlastest ja Hiina suhetest teiste riikidega. Varem ilmunud: Uus Eesti 19.-20. aug, 1938, nr. 226-227; 12.-13., 16. sept. 1938, nr. 250-251, 254

  14. Severe Pain Predicts Greater Likelihood of Subsequent Suicide

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    Ilgen, Mark A.; Zivin, Kara; Austin, Karen L.; Bohnert, Amy S. B.; Czyz, Ewa K.; Valenstein, Marcia; Kilbourne, Amy M.

    2010-01-01

    Using data from the 1999 Large Health Survey of Veterans, Veterans Affairs' medical records, and the National Death Index (N = 260,254), the association between self-reported pain severity and suicide among veterans as examined, after accounting for demographic variables and psychiatric diagnoses. A Cox proportional hazards regression demonstrated…

  15. Self-Regulated Learning and Executive Function: Exploring the Relationships in a Sample of Adolescent Males

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    Effeney, Gerard; Carroll, Annemaree; Bahr, Nan

    2013-01-01

    This study investigated relationships between SRL and EF in a sample of 254 school-aged adolescent males. Two hypotheses were tested: that self-reported measures of SRL and EF are closely related and that as different aspects of EF mature during adolescence, the corresponding components of SRL should also improve, leading to an age-related…

  16. Corrosion tests of stainless steels in chlorinated sea water at 45 degrees C. Korrosionsprovning av rostfria staal i klorerat havsvatten vid 45 grader C

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    Henriksson, S.

    1987-11-01

    To supplement previous corrosion tests of high alloy stainless steels in chlorinated seawater at 35 degrees C three Swedish stainless steels - Avesta 254 SMO, Avesta Monit and Sandvik Sanicro 28 - have been tested at 45 degrees C in North Sea water continously chlorinated with 0.5 and 2.0 ppm chlorine. The most important results can be summarized as follows: - Tubes of the steel 254 SMO, which are seal welded to tube sheets of austenitic stainless steels, are resistant to localized corrosion even at 45 degrees C. - The fully ferritic steel MONIT has to be seal welded to austenitic tube sheets with an overalloyed austenitic filler (Inconel 625 type) in order to avoid corrosion of the welds. - The steel 254 SMO, which was fully resistant to crevice corrosion in simulated flange joints at 35 degrees C, exhibits at 45 degrees C a tendency to superficial crevice attack. - There is no important difference in the galvanic corrosion behaviour of NiAl-bronz (UNC C95500) in contact with the steel 254 SMO at 35 and 45 degrees C. Decreasing the chlorine content from 2.0 to 0.5 ppm, however, reduces the corrosion rate considerably.

  17. Healthcare Service Use and Costs for Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Comparison between Medicaid and Private Insurance

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    Wang, Li; Mandell, David S.; Lawer, Lindsay; Cidav, Zuleyha; Leslie, Douglas L.

    2013-01-01

    Healthcare costs and service use for autism spectrum disorder (ASD) were compared between Medicaid and private insurance, using 2003 insurance claims data in 24 states. In terms of costs and service use per child with ASD, Medicaid had higher total healthcare costs (22,653 vs. 5,254), higher ASD-specific costs (7,438 vs. 928), higher psychotropic…

  18. Dieren in het geding : een juridisch-historische analyse van het verbod op dierenmishandeling

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    de Bordes, E.C.

    2010-01-01

    In 1886 the Criminal Code first came into effect. It stipulated, in article 254, that maltreatment of an animal was a crime. Sanctions could be imprisonment for a period of up to three months, or a fine of 120 guilders at most. Maltreatment was not defined. The basic principle underlying the penal p

  19. 48 CFR 25.502 - Application.

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    2010-10-01

    ... GPA (see Subpart 25.4)— (1) Consider only offers of U.S.-made or designated country end products... award on the low offer (see 25.403(c)). (c) For acquisitions not covered by the WTO GPA, but subject...

  20. Drug: D07360 [KEGG MEDICUS

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    Full Text Available D07360 Drug Tenonitrozole (INN); Atrican (TN) C8H5N3O3S2 254.9772 255.2736 D07360.gif Antiprotozoa...ROTOZOAL DISEASES P01AX Other agents against amoebiasis and other protozoal disea...st Amebiasis and other antiprotozoals Others Tenonitrozole [ATC:P01AX08] D07360 Tenonitrozole (INN) CAS: 381

  1. HLA-DP antigens in patients with chronic autoimmune thrombocytopenia (AITP)

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    Mueller-Eckhardt, G; Pawelec, G; Haas, R;

    1989-01-01

    with AITP for DP w1, w2, w3, w4 and w5 by primed lymphocyte typing using locally derived as well as the original DP reagents as used in the 9th International Histocompatibility Workshop. Comparison of antigen frequencies with those of 254 healthy controls revealed an increased frequency of DPw5...

  2. Regional cerebral blood flow in various types of brain tumor. Effect of the space-occupying lesion on blood flow in brain tissue close to and remote from tumor site

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    Kuroda, K; Skyhøj Olsen, T; Lassen, N A

    1982-01-01

    Regional cerebral blood flow (rCBF) was measured in 23 patients with brain tumors using the 133Xe intra-carotid injection method and a 254 channel gamma camera. The glioblastomas (4) and astrocytomas (4) all showed hyperemia in the tumor and tumor-near region. This was also seen in several...

  3. Dicty_cDB: Contig-U16469-1 [Dicty_cDB

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    Full Text Available 9 1 ( AC140550 ) Medicago truncatula clone mth2-54a24, complete se... 44 8.9 1 ( DL083628 ) Listeria innocua, genome and applications.... 44 8.9 1 ( DL081582 ) Listeria innocua, genome and applications. 44 8.9 1 ( AX415

  4. 76 FR 39156 - R. J. Corman Railroad Company/Bardstown Line-Lease and Operation Exemption-R. J. Corman Railroad...

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    ... Register on April 9, 2010 (75 FR 18,254), and became effective on April 25, 2010. On May 28, 2010, RJC... Surface Transportation Board R. J. Corman Railroad Company/Bardstown Line--Lease and Operation Exemption--R. J. Corman Railroad Property, LLC R. J. Corman Railroad Company/Bardstown Line (RJC...

  5. 75 FR 17070 - Fisheries in the Western Pacific; Hawaii Bottomfish and Seamount Groundfish Fisheries; Fishery...

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    ... recommended by the Council, and specified by NMFS, as 254,050 lb (115,235 kg) of Deep 7 bottomfish (74 FR... National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 50 CFR Part 665 RIN 0648-XU60 Fisheries in the Western Pacific; Hawaii Bottomfish and Seamount Groundfish Fisheries; Fishery Closure AGENCY: National...

  6. 40 CFR Appendix D to Part 50 - Measurement Principle and Calibration Procedure for the Measurement of Ozone in the Atmosphere

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    2010-07-01

    ... determination requires knowledge of (1) the absorption coefficient (α) of O3 at 254 nm, (2) the optical path... are related by the Beer-Lambert absorption law, ER31AU93.028 where: α = absorption coefficient of O3.... Other configurations may require appropriate variations in the procedural steps. All connections...

  7. Corporal Punishment in Tanzania's Schools

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    Feinstein, Sheryl; Mwahombela, Lucas

    2010-01-01

    The purpose of this survey was to acquire descriptive information regarding corporal punishment in Tanzania's O-level secondary schools. 448 individuals participated in the study: 254 teachers and 194 students, all from government or private secondary schools in the Iringa Region of Tanzania. In addition, 14 students and 14 teachers were…

  8. 78 FR 73697 - New Animal Drugs; Hyaluronate Sodium; Hydrogen Peroxide; Imidacloprid and Moxidectin; Change of...

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    2013-12-09

    ... dogs and the treatment and control of sarcoptic mange caused by Sarcoptes scabiei var. canis. 141-254... heartworm-positive dogs and the treatment and control of sarcoptic mange caused by Sarcoptes scabiei var... Dogs (imidacloprid approval for the Division, P.O. Box and moxidectin) treatment of 390,...

  9. Effects of Participation in a Martial Arts-Based Antibullying Program in Elementary Schools

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    Twemlow, Stuart W.; Biggs, Bridget K.; Nelson, Timothy D.; Vernberg, Eric M.; Fonagy, Peter; Twemlow, Stephen W.

    2008-01-01

    This study evaluated the Gentle Warrior Program, a traditional martial arts-based intervention to reduce aggression in children, as it was implemented in three elementary schools. The sample consisted of 254 children in grades 3, 4, and 5 who participated in the Gentle Warrior Program as part of a larger school violence intervention. Results…

  10. Domain Modeling: NP_066574.2 [SAHG[Archive

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    Full Text Available NP_066574.2 chr2 CRYSTAL STRUCTURE OF A DESIGNED ZINC FINGER PROTEIN BOUND TO DNA c1meyf_ chr2/NP_066574.2.../NP_066574.2_holo_254-335.pdb blast 255K,259C,261E,262C,263G,264K,265A,266F,267F,268D

  11. BACTERIOPHAGE AND MICROSPHERE TRANSPORT IN SATURATED POROUS MEDIA: FORCED-GRADIENT EXPERIMENT AT BORDEN, ONTARIO

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    A two-well forced-gradient experiment involving virus and microsphere transport was carried out in a sandy aquifer in Borden, Ontario, Canada. Virus traveled at least a few meters in the experiment, but virus concentrations at observation points 1 and 2.54 m away from the injecti...

  12. Factors Influencing Practical Training Quality in Iranian Agricultural Higher Education

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    Mojarradi, Gholamreza; Karamidehkordi, Esmail

    2016-01-01

    This paper presents an analysis of the factors influencing the practical training quality of agricultural higher education programmes from the senior students' perspective. The study was conducted in two public universities located in the north-west of Iran using a cross-sectional survey and structured interviews with a randomised sample of 254

  13. The Life of a Test or Can a Discrete-Item Test Measure a Construct?

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    Virkkunen, Anu

    A study investigated whether or not a discrete-item test of English affixes could be used to measure second language reading comprehension. Subjects were 1,254 mostly first-year university students in four academic departments studying to pass the first half of a foreign language requirement, an English reading comprehension test. Results from two…

  14. Gclust Server: 119809 [Gclust Server

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    Full Text Available 119809 DPTM_GSPATP00035347001 Cluster Sequences Related Sequences(22) 254 no annota...tion 1 1.00e-99 0.0 11.11 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 Show 119809 Cluster ID 119809 Sequence ID DPTM_GSPATP00035347001 L

  15. 40 CFR 52.253 - Metal surface coating thinner and reducer.

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    2010-07-01

    ... described in 40 CFR part 81, dated July 1, 1979, except as follows: (1) In the following portions of the... 40 Protection of Environment 3 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Metal surface coating thinner and... coating thinner and reducer. (a) All terms defined in § 52.254 are used herein with the meanings...

  16. Regional cerebral blood flow in focal cortical epilepsy

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    Hougaard, Kristina Dupont; Oikawa, T; Sveinsdottir, E;

    1976-01-01

    Regional cerebral blood flow (rCBF) was studied in ten patients with focal cortical epilepsy. The blood flow was measured by the intra-arterial injection of xenon 133 (133Xe), and the isotope clearance was recorded by a multidetector scintillation camera with 254 detectors. Three patients were...

  17. 78 FR 67177 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    ...@csr.nih.gov . This notice is being published less than 15 days prior to the meeting due to the timing... Emphasis Panel; RFA Panel: International Research Ethics Education and Curriculum Development. Date... Rockledge Drive, Room 3144, MSC 7770, Bethesda, MD 20892, (301) 254-9975, helmersk@csr.nih.gov . Name...

  18. 76 FR 62330 - Radio Broadcasting Services; Alamo, GA; Alton, MO; Boscobel, WI; Buffalo, OK; Cove, AR; Clayton...

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    2011-10-07

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION 47 CFR Part 73 Radio Broadcasting Services; Alamo, GA; Alton, MO; Boscobel, WI; Buffalo, OK; Cove..., under Montana, Channel 254C2. h. Remove Buffalo, under Oklahoma, Channel 224C2; Erick, Channel...

  19. LOUISIANA STUDY OF MANPOWER AND TRAINING NEEDS IN FINANCE, INSURANCE, AND REAL ESTATE OCCUPATIONS.

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    WOFFORD, T.B.

    TO DETERMINE THE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES AND TRAINING NEEDS IN THE FINANCE, INSURANCE, AND REAL ESTATE INDUSTRY OF LOUISIANA, DATA WERE OBTAINED FROM PERSONAL INTERVIEWS OF 102 FIRMS REPRESENTING 25.4 PERCENT OF THE INDUSTRY AND EMPLOYING 7,849 WORKERS. FINDINGS INCLUDED--(1) IN 1965, 30,843 PERSONS WERE EMPLOYED IN 56 DIFFERENT JOBS OR…

  20. Laylander and Moore (eds.): The Prehistory of Baja California: Advances in the Archaeology of the Forgotten Peninsula

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    Foster, John W.; Fitzgerald, Richard T

    2007-01-01

    The Prehistory of Baja California: Advances in the Archaeology of the Forgotten Peninsula Don Laylander and Jerry D. Moore (eds.) Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2006 254 pp., maps, illustrations, tables, bibliography, index; $55.00, (cloth). ISBN: 0-8130-2939-2

  1. 15 CFR 25.5 - Review by the reviewing official.

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    ... 15 Commerce and Foreign Trade 1 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Review by the reviewing official. 25.5... § 25.5 Review by the reviewing official. (a) If, based on the report of the investigating official under § 25.4(b), the reviewing official determines that there is adequate evidence to believe that...

  2. Evaluating the Accuracy of Common Runoff Estimation Methods for New Impervious Hot-Mix Asphalt

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    Accurately predicting runoff volume from impervious surfaces for water quality design events (e.g., 25.4 mm) is important for sizing green infrastructure stormwater control measures to meet water quality and infiltration design targets. The objective of this research was to quan...

  3. 7 CFR 1710.303 - Power cost studies-power supply borrowers.

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    2010-01-01

    ... AND GUARANTEES Long-Range Financial Forecasts § 1710.303 Power cost studies—power supply borrowers. (a... power requirements. This study usually is a separate study but it may be integrated with the financial... conservation alternatives as set forth in §§ 1710.253 and 1710.254; (2) A present-value analysis of the...

  4. Genetic polymorphisms in CYP1A1, CYP1B1 and COMT genes in Greenlandic Inuit and Europeans

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    Ghisari, Mandana; Long, Manhai; Bonefeld-Jørgensen, Eva Cecilie

    2013-01-01

    . Objectives. The aim of this study was to determine and compare the genotype and allele frequencies of the cytochrome P450 CYP1A1 Ile462Val (rs1048943), CYP1B1 Leu432Val (rs1056836) and catechol-O-methyltransferase COMT Val158Met (rs4680) in Greenlandic Inuit (n=254) and Europeans (n=262) and explore...

  5. Linkage and association analysis of CACNG3 in childhood absence epilepsy

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    Everett, Kate V; Chioza, Barry; Aicardi, Jean;

    2007-01-01

    Childhood absence epilepsy (CAE) is an idiopathic generalised epilepsy characterised by absence seizures manifested by transitory loss of awareness with 2.5-4 Hz spike-wave complexes on ictal EEG. A genetic component to aetiology is established but the mechanism of inheritance and the genes...

  6. Impact of a Library Instruction Session on Bibliographies of Organic Chemistry Students

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    Kromer, John

    2015-01-01

    Students in Chemistry 254: Organic Chemistry for Majors were required to write a paper about an organic name reaction. Before turning in this assignment, students had the option of attending a one-hour library instruction session covering SciFinder, sources for spectra, ACS Style, and print resources about organic name reactions. Twenty-five…

  7. Data of evolutionary structure change: 1AFCF-1Z4SB [Confc[Archive

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  8. 77 FR 4821 - Public Health Service Act, Non-competitive Replacement Award

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    2012-01-31

    ... HUMAN SERVICES Health Resources and Services Administration Public Health Service Act, Non-competitive...: Section 330I(d)(2) of the Public Health Service Act, as amended, 42 U.S.C. 254c-14(d)(2). Catalog of... INFORMATION CONTACT: Monica Cowan, Public Health Analyst, Office for the Advancement of Telehealth, Office...

  9. Resonance raman and absorption spectra of isomeric retinals in their lowest excited triplet states

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    Wilbrandt, Robert Walter; Jensen, N.-H.; Houee-Levin, C.

    1985-01-01

    implications about the size of the energy barriers separating the various triplet species are discussed. The resonance Raman spectra obtained by using either anthracene (ET = 177.7 kJ mol-1) or naphthalene (ET = 254.8 kJ mol-1) as sensitizers were virtually identical for the corresponding triplet states from...

  10. Stuck in the Middle

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    2011-01-01

    Better-paid urban residents aren’t enjoying the life they have expected Sun Lijun works as a software engineer at a Beijing-based IT company and earns around 8,000 yuan ($1,254) a month. His relatively high income means his friends and colleagues, as well as China’s statistical agencies,

  11. An Analysis of Organizational Behavior Management Research in Terms of the Three-Contingency Model of Performance Management

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    Weatherly, Nicholas L.; Malott, Richard W.

    2008-01-01

    The three-contingency model of performance management (Malott, 1992, 1993, 1999) was used to analyze interventions in the "Journal of Organizational Behavior Management (JOBM)" from the years 1990 through 2005 (Volume 11[1]-Volume 25[4]). The current article extends previous reviews (Malott, Shimamune, & Malott, 1992; Otto & Malott, 2004) by…

  12. 30 CFR 250.102 - What does this part do?

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    2010-07-01

    ... Mineral Resources MINERALS MANAGEMENT SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR OFFSHORE OIL AND GAS AND SULPHUR OPERATIONS IN THE OUTER CONTINENTAL SHELF General Authority and Definition of Terms § 250.102 What does this... CFR 254. (11) Oil and gas well-completion operations E. (12) Oil and gas well-workover operations...

  13. Building information modeling (BIM) approach to the GMT Project

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    Teran, Jose; Sheehan, Michael; Neff, Daniel H.; Adriaanse, David; Grigel, Eric; Farahani, Arash

    2014-07-01

    The Giant Magellan Telescope (GMT), one of several next generation Extremely Large Telescopes (ELTs), is a 25.4 meter diameter altitude over azimuth design set to be built at the summit of Cerro Campánas at the Las Campánas Observatory in Chile. The paper describes the use of Building Information Modeling (BIM) for the GMT project.

  14. Data of evolutionary structure change: 1OZHA-1UPCD [Confc[Archive

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    Full Text Available 1OZHA-1UPCD 1OZH 1UPC A D VRQWAHGADLVVSQLEAQGVRQVFGIPGAKIDKVFDSLL...>LYS CA 249 VAL CA 284 1UPC D... 1UPCD LLGSSEGIDTPNPP HHH ... ILE CA 324 ASP CA 254 1UPC D 1UPCD GVVADGWQKAAD

  15. 48 CFR 13.302-5 - Clauses.

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    2010-10-01

    ... requirement unless the existing requirement is deleted. Also, do not delete a paragraph without providing for... cannot be set aside for small business concerns and trade agreements apply (see Subpart 25.4), substitute the clause at FAR 52.225-3, Buy American Act—Free Trade Agreements—Israeli Trade Act, used...

  16. LIVER AND BILIARY SYSTEM

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    2004-01-01

    2004513 The influence of HBV on interferon gamma receptor 1 expression and its signal paghway.CHEN Gongying (陈公英), et al. Instit Infect Dis, 1st Affili Hosp, Med Coll, Zhejiang Univ, Hangzhou 310003. Chin J Infect Dis 2004; (4):250-254.Objective: To investigate whether hepatitis B virus will influence interferon gamma receptor expression

  17. Simultaneous Elimination of Formaldehyde and Ozone Byproduct Using Noble Metal Modified TiO2 Films in the Gaseous VUV Photocatalysis

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    Pingfeng Fu

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Simultaneous removal of low concentration formaldehyde (HCHO and ozone byproduct was investigated in the gaseous VUV (vacuum ultraviolet photocatalysis by using noble metal modified TiO2 films. Noble metal (Pt, Au, or Pd nanoparticles were deposited on TiO2 films with ultrafine particle size and uniform distribution. Under 35 h VUV irradiation, the HCHO gas (ca. 420 ppbv was dynamically degraded to a level of 10~45 ppbv without catalyst deactivation, and over 50% O3 byproduct was in situ decomposed in the reactor. However, under the same conditions, the outlet HCHO concentration remained at 125~178 ppbv in the O3 + UV254 nm photocatalysis process and 190~260 ppbv in the UV254 nm photocatalysis process. And the catalyst deactivation also appeared under UV254 nm irradiation. Metallic Pt or Au could simultaneously increase the elimination of HCHO and ozone, but the PdO oxide seemed to inhibit the HCHO oxidation in the UV254 nm photocatalysis. Deposition of metallic Pt or Au reduces the recombination of h+/e− pairs and thus increases the HCHO oxidation and O3 reduction reactions. In addition, adsorbed O3 may be partly decomposed by photogenerated electrons trapped on metallic Pt or Au nanoparticles under UV irradiation.

  18. Experience of autotransfusion application of UV-irradiated blood in children dermatology

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    Autotransfusion of blood, irradiated by medium doses of UV radiation (254 nm), causes a stable clinical effect in children with chronic pyodermatitis and psoriasis in progressing stage, but not with allergodermatitis. Simultaneously the equilibrium in the links of vegetative nervous system is normalized, humoral immunity is activated

  19. Evaluation of a Florida coastal golf complex as a local and watershed source of bioavailable contaminants

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    Lewis, Michael A., Robert L. Quarles, Darrin D. Dantin and James C. Moore. 2004. Evaluation of a Coastal Golf Complex as a Local and Watershed Source of Bioavailable Contaminants. Mar. Pollut. Bull. 48(3-4):254-262. (ERL,GB 1183). Contaminant fate in coastal areas impacte...

  20. Discrepancies between Parents' and Children's Attitudes toward TV Advertising

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    Baiocco, Roberto; D'Alessio, Maria; Laghi, Fiorenzo

    2009-01-01

    The authors conducted a study with 500 parent-child dyads. The sample comprised 254 boys and 246 girls. The children were grouped into 5 age groups (1 group for each age from 7 to 11 years), with each group comprising 100 children. The survey regards discrepancies between children and their parents on attitudes toward TV advertising to determine…

  1. 75 FR 75393 - Schools and Libraries Universal Service Support Mechanism and A National Broadband Plan for Our...

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    2010-12-03

    ... section 254. As the Commission stated in the Schools and Libraries Second Report and Order, 68 FR 36931... COMMISSION 47 CFR Part 54 Schools and Libraries Universal Service Support Mechanism and A National Broadband... National Broadband Plan's vision of improving connectivity to schools and libraries by upgrading...

  2. Digital Oblique Aerial Cameras (1): A Survey of Features and Systems

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    Lemmens, M.J.P.M.

    2014-01-01

    It has become customary for me to provide a survey article on digital aerial cameras in the April issue of GIM International every three years. The previous survey (April 2011; vol. 25:4) addressed small, medium and large-format cameras, while in April 2008 (vol. 22:4) the focus was on sensor archit

  3. Ischemic nucleotide breakdown increases during cardiac development due to drop in adenosine anabolism/catabolism ratio

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    J.W. de Jong (Jan Willem); E. Keijzer (Elisabeth); T. Huizer (Tom); B. Schoutsen

    1990-01-01

    markdownabstractAbstract Our earlier work on reperfusion showed that adult rat hearts released almost twice as much purine nucleosides and oxypurines as newborn hearts did [Am J Physiol 254 (1988) H1091]. A change in the ratio anabolism/catabolism of adenosine could be responsible for this effect.

  4. The Effects of Parental Involvement, Trust in Parents, Trust in Students and Pupil Control Ideology on Conflict Management Strategies of Early Childhood Teachers

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    Karakus, Mehmet; Savas, Ahmet Cezmi

    2012-01-01

    In this study it was aimed to determine the effects of parental involvement, teachers' trust in parents and students, and teachers' pupil control ideology on the conflict management strategies used by teachers in classroom management. Data were collected from a sample of 254 teachers through paper and pencil questionnaires. Data were analyzed with…

  5. 78 FR 28894 - Public Land Order No. 7814; Partial Revocation of Bureau of Reclamation Order Dated July 11, 1955...

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    2013-05-16

    ... for management under the provisions of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act and the Niobrara Scenic River..., Realty Officer, Bureau of Land Management, 5353 North Yellowstone Road, Cheyenne, Wyoming 82003, 307-775.... SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Niobrara Scenic River Designation Act of 1991, 105 STAT. 254, designated...

  6. What Can I Do to Help Prevent Traumatic Brain Injury?

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    ... M, Winsemius D. Balance improvements in older women: effects of exercise training. Physical Therapy 1993;73(4):254–265. Lord SR, Caplan GA, Ward JA. Balance, reaction time, and muscle strength in exercising older women: a pilot study. ...

  7. Paths to subreplacement fertility : the empirical evidence / Tomas Frejka, John Ross

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    Frejka, Tomas

    2001-01-01

    Autorid väidavad, et paljudes riikides jääb sündimus ka edaspidi väga madalaks. Vaadeldakse 54 riigis abielude sõlmimist, rasestumisvastaste vahendite kasutamist ja abortide arvu. Diagrammid ja tabelid. Lisa lk. 213-254

  8. Does Lecture Capturing Impact Student Performance and Attendance in an Introductory Accounting Course?

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    Aldamen, Husam; Al-Esmail, Rajab; Hollindale, Janice

    2015-01-01

    The study empirically examines the interplay between lecture capturing viewership, performance and attendance for students in the Middle Eastern country of Qatar. The sample consists of 254 students enrolled in an introductory accounting class either in the Fall semester or in the Spring semester. We show a weak positive relationship between…

  9. Prevalence of Clinically and Empirically Defined Talents and Strengths in Autism

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    Meilleur, Andrée-Anne S.; Jelenic, Patricia; Mottron, Laurent

    2015-01-01

    Outstanding skills, including special isolated skills (SIS) and perceptual peaks (PP) are frequent features of autism. However, their reported prevalence varies between studies and their co-occurrence is unknown. We determined the prevalence of SIS in a large group of 254 autistic individuals and searched for PP in 46 of these autistic individuals…

  10. 7 CFR 51.1164 - Fairly well colored.

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    ... 7 Agriculture 2 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Fairly well colored. 51.1164 Section 51.1164... STANDARDS) United States Standards for Grades of Florida Oranges and Tangelos Definitions § 51.1164 Fairly... aggregate area of green color which does not exceed the area of a circle 1 inch (25.4 mm) in diameter,...

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  12. 78 FR 17595 - New Animal Drugs; Changes of Sponsor

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    .... 94-170 Phenylbutazone Tablets, USP 100 or 200 mg. 99-169 Oxytocin Injection. 119-142 PVL Iron Dextran Injectable (iron hydrogenated dextran injection). 123-815 Dexamethasone Sodium Phosphate Injection. 124-241...) Injectable Solution. 200-254 Iron Dextran Injection--100. 200-256 Iron Dextran Injection--200....

  13. Valuable Work, Minimal Rewards: A Report on the Wisconsin Child Care Work Force.

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    Burton, Alice; And Others

    A 1994 state-wide survey examined the status of child care profession in Wisconsin. Surveyed were 326 family child care providers, 104 child care center directors, and 254 center teaching staff. Responses indicated that child care teaching staff have experienced a wage increase of just over 1 percent per year since 1988, and continue to earn low…

  14. [ANIMAL TOXOCARIASIS IN A MEGALOPOLIS: EPIDEMIC ASPECTS].

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    Panova, O A; Glamazdin, I G; Spiridonov, S E

    2015-01-01

    The prevalence of toxocariasis was studied among a population of domestic and stray dogs and cats. In a megalopolis, Toxocara invasion was 31.6% in a population of cats and 82 and 25.4% in that of puppies and dogs, respectively. A method was developed for the molecular genetic identification of T. cati and T. canis. PMID:26720970

  15. Data of evolutionary structure change: 1DDJB-2A7JA [Confc[Archive

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  16. Evaluation of Residential Consumers Knowledge of Wireless Network Security and Its Correlation with Identity Theft

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    Kpaduwa, Fidelis Iheanyi

    2010-01-01

    This current quantitative correlational research study evaluated the residential consumers' knowledge of wireless network security and its relationship with identity theft. Data analysis was based on a sample of 254 randomly selected students. All the study participants completed a survey questionnaire designed to measure their knowledge of…

  17. EST Table: FS804892 [KAIKOcDNA[Archive

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    Full Text Available PREDICTED: similar to neutral sphingomyelinase (n-smase) activation associated factor fan [Nasonia vitripenn...0 68 %/254 aa gi|91082881|ref|XP_971631.1| PREDICTED: similar to neutral sphingomyelinase (n-smase) activation associated factor fan [Tribolium castaneum] FS804892 fmgV ...

  18. Parent Ratings of ADHD Symptoms: Differential Symptom Functioning across Malaysian Malay and Chinese Children

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    Gomez, Rapson; Vance, Alasdair

    2008-01-01

    This study examined differential symptom functioning (DSF) in ADHD symptoms across Malay and Chinese children in Malaysia. Malay (N = 571) and Chinese (N = 254) parents completed the Disruptive Behavior Rating Scale, which lists the DSM-IV ADHD symptoms. DSF was examined using the multiple indicators multiple causes (MIMIC) structural equation…

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  20. MATHEMATICAL GEOLOGY

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    <正>20042360 Feng Zhihan (Geological Survey of Gansu Province, Lanzhou, Gansu) Adjustment of Gravitational Base Point Net Using MATLAB (Computing Techniques for Geophysical and Geochemical Exploration, ISSN 1001-1749, CN51-1242/P, 25(4), 2003, p. 336-339, 1 illus. , 3 refs. )

  1. Experiment list: SRX105458 [Chip-atlas[Archive

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  2. STEROID HORMONES AS BIOMARKERS OF ENDOCRINE DISRUPTION IN WILDLIFE. IN: ENVIRONMENTAL TOXICOLOGY AND RISK ASSESSMENT

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    Standardization of Biomarkers for Endocrine Disruption and Environmental Assessment. 8th Volume, ASTM STP 1364. D.S. Henshel, M.C. Black, and M.C. Harrass, Editors. American Society for Testing and Materials, West Conshohocken, PA. Pp. 254-270.

  3. 30 CFR 57.2 - Definitions.

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    ... meters) of solid rib or pillar, including concrete reinforcement of at least 10 inches (254 millimeters... Department of Transportation in 49 CFR 173.114(a) (44 FR 31182, May 31, 1979) which is incorporated by.... Electrical grounding means to connect with the ground to make the earth part of the circuit. Employee means...

  4. 24 CFR 241.1200 - Cross-references.

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    ... 24 Housing and Urban Development 2 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Cross-references. 241.1200 Section... Rights and Obligations § 241.1200 Cross-references. (a) Projects with a HUD-insured or HUD-held mortgage....254Insurance endorsement. (2) For the purposes of subpart F of this part, all references in part 207 of...

  5. Employability and lifelong learning in the knowledge society (1/2)

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    Koper, Rob; Verjans, Steven

    2008-01-01

    Koper, R., & Verjans, S. (Eds.) (2008). Employability and lifelong learning in the knowledge society [special issue]. Campus-Wide Information Systems, 25(4). (Selected papers from the e-portfolio 2007 conference, October, 15-19, 2007, Maastricht, The Netherlands.)

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  7. 78 FR 47703 - Food and Drug Administration Modernization Act of 1997: Modifications to the List of Recognized...

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    ... of Metal version. Tibial Tray Components of Total Knee Joint Replacements. 11-208........ 11-254 ISO... Method for Determination of Total Knee Replacement Constraint. 11-215........ ASTM F897-02 Reaffirmation... Laboratory Analysis; Approved Guideline. 7-243 Method for Antifungal Disk CLSI M51-A Diffusion...

  8. Catecholamines in plasma from artery, cubital vein, and femoral vein in patients with cirrhosis. Significance of sampling site

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    Henriksen, J H; Ring-Larsen, H; Christensen, N J

    1986-01-01

    The concentration of noradrenaline (NA) and adrenaline (A) was measured in arterial, cubital venous and femoral venous plasma in order to determine possible differences in different vascular beds in the peripheral circulation. In patients with cirrhosis, arterial plasma NA (median 2.54 nmol/l, n...

  9. Conflating Antecedents and Formative Indicators : A Comment on Aguirre-Urreta and Marakas

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    Rigdon, Edward E.; Becker, Jan-Michael; Rai, Arun; Ringle, Christian M.; Diamantopoulos, Adamantios; Karahanna, Elena; Straub, Detmar W.; Dijkstra, Theo K.

    2014-01-01

    Aguirre-Urreta and Marakas [Aguirre-Urreta MI, Marakas GM (2014) Research note-Partial least squares and models with formatively specified endogenous constructs: A cautionary note. Inform. Systems Res. 25(4): 761-778] aim to evaluate the performance of partial least squares (PLS) path modeling when

  10. International Students' Motivation and Learning Approach: A Comparison with Local Students

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    Chue, Kah Loong; Nie, Youyan

    2016-01-01

    Psychological factors contribute to motivation and learning for international students as much as teaching strategies. 254 international students and 144 local students enrolled in a private education institute were surveyed regarding their perception of psychological needs support, their motivation and learning approach. The results from this…

  11. Integrating Moral and Social Development within Middle School Social Studies: A Social Cognitive Domain Approach

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    Nucci, Larry; Creane, Michael W.; Powers, Deborah W.

    2015-01-01

    Eleven teachers and 254 urban middle-school students comprised the sample of this study examining the social and moral development outcomes of the integration of social cognitive domain theory within regular classroom instruction. Participating teachers were trained to construct and implement history lessons that stimulated students' moral…

  12. The Supreme Court of Estonia constitutional judgement 3-3-1-35-10: judgment of the Supreme Court en banc : date of decision 31 August 2011

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    Kohtulahendi 3-3-1-35-10 (Riigiprokuratuuri ning Politsei- ja Piirivalveameti kassatsioonkaebused Tallinna Ringkonnakohtu 16. veebruari 2010. a otsuse peale haldusasjas nr 3-08-265 Ülar Kaasi (Kaas) kaebuses Eesti Vabariigi tekitatud 254 087 krooni suuruse kahju hüvitamise nõudes) tekst inglise keeles

  13. AcEST: DK963372 [AcEST

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  14. Handedness and dominant side of symptoms in Parkinson's disease

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    van der Hoorn, Anouk; Bartels, Anna L.; Leenders, Klaus L.; de Jong, Bauke M.

    2011-01-01

    The aim of this retrospective study was to assess the presence of a possible association between handedness and the side of symptom dominance in 963 patients with Parkinson's disease (PD). In only 287 patients the hand dominance was registered. Out of 254 right-handed patients, 158 (62%) had a right

  15. Activation of solgel titanium nanofilm by UV illumination for NOM removal.

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    Rizzo, L; Uyguner, C S; Selcuk, H; Bekbolet, M; Anderson, M

    2007-01-01

    The control of natural organic matter (NOM) in drinking water treatment plants is required in order to control (i) the formation of potentially harmful disinfection byproducts (DBPs), (ii) the regrowth of bacteria and (iii) pipe corrosion in the distribution system. Photocatalysis is a promising advanced oxidation technology due to its ability to mineralise chlorinated byproduct precursors such as humic acids (HAs) to carbon dioxide and water. In this study, the efficiency of HAs and NOM removal in terms of UV absorbance at 254 nm (UV254) was tested by means of a new photocatalytic reactor made of stacked polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) rings coated by TiO2 nanofilm. Three different sets of rings were coated with TiO2 gel one, two and three times respectively to optimise the coating thickness according to UV254 removal efficiency. The titania sol was immobilised on the substrate by a low temperature procedure and after 8 months the reactors were reactivated by means of UV radiation before the experiments. The photocatalytic removal efficiency of humic acid in terms of UV254 was significantly higher after 1 hour for the reactor employed with high thickness TiO2 nanofilm (around 20%) compared to middle and low thickness reactors (6 and 1.4%, respectively). However, during the same reaction time only 10% of UV254 was removed with high thickness TiO2 nanofilm using raw surface water, probably owing to ionic species naturally occurring in the raw water sample. Finally, the activation of the TiO2 nanofilm may be effectively accomplished by means of UV radiation where calcination cannot be applied (e.g. thermally sensitive substrates). PMID:17674836

  16. Degradation of 32 emergent contaminants by UV and neutral photo-fenton in domestic wastewater effluent previously treated by activated sludge.

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    De la Cruz, N; Giménez, J; Esplugas, S; Grandjean, D; de Alencastro, L F; Pulgarín, C

    2012-04-15

    This study focuses on the removal of 32 selected micropollutants (pharmaceuticals, corrosion inhibitors and biocides/pesticides) found in an effluent coming from a municipal wastewater treatment plant (MWTP) based on activated sludge. Dissolved organic matter was present, with an initial total organic carbon of 15.9 mg L(-1), and a real global quantity of micropollutants of 29.5 μg L(-1). The treatments tested on the micropollutants removal were: UV-light emitting at 254 nm (UV(254)) alone, dark Fenton (Fe(2+,3+)/H(2)O(2)) and photo-Fenton (Fe(2+,3+)/H(2)O(2)/light). Different irradiation sources were used for the photo-Fenton experiences: UV(254) and simulated sunlight. Iron and H(2)O(2) concentrations were also changed in photo-Fenton experiences in order to evaluate its influence on the degradation. All the experiments were developed at natural pH, near neutral. Photo-Fenton treatments employing UV(254), 50 mg L(-1) of H(2)O(2), with and without adding iron (5 mg L(-1) of Fe(2+) added or 1.48 mg L(-1) of total iron already present) gave the best results. Global percentages of micropollutants removal achieved were 98 and a 97% respectively, after 30 min of treatments. As the H(2)O(2) concentration increased (10, 25 and 50 mg L(-1)), best degradations were observed. UV(254), Fenton, and photo-Fenton under simulated sunlight gave less promising results with lower percentages of removal. The highlight of this paper is to point out the possibility of the micropollutants degradation in spite the presence of DOM in much higher concentrations. PMID:22305640

  17. The Effect of Conformational Variability of Phosphotriesterase upon N-acyl-L-homoserine Lactone and Paraoxon Binding: Insights from Molecular Dynamics Studies

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    Dongling Zhan

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available The organophosphorous hydrolase (PTE from Brevundimonas diminuta is capable of degrading extremely toxic organophosphorous compounds with a high catalytic turnover and broad substrate specificity. Although the natural substrate for PTE is unknown, its loop remodeling (loop 7-2/H254R led to the emergence of a homoserine lactonase (HSL activity that is undetectable in PTE (kcat/km values of up to 2 × 104, with only a minor decrease in PTE paraoxonase activity. In this study, homology modeling and molecular dynamics simulations have been undertaken seeking to explain the reason for the substrate specificity for the wild-type and the loop 7-2/H254R variant. The cavity volume estimated results showed that the active pocket of the variant was almost two fold larger than that of the wild-type (WT enzyme. pKa calculations for the enzyme (the WT and the variant showed a significant pKa shift from WT standard values (ΔpKa = 3.5 units for the His254residue (in the Arg254 variant. Molecular dynamics simulations indicated that the displacement of loops 6 and 7 over the active site in loop 7-2/H254R variant is useful for N-acyl-L-homoserine lactone (C4-HSL with a large aliphatic chain to site in the channels easily. Thence the expanding of the active pocket is beneficial to C4-HSL binding and has a little effect on paraoxon binding. Our results provide a new theoretical contribution of loop remodeling to the rapid divergence of new enzyme functions.

  18. Methanocella conradii sp. nov., a thermophilic, obligate hydrogenotrophic methanogen, isolated from Chinese rice field soil.

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    Zhe Lü

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: Methanocellales contributes significantly to anthropogenic methane emissions that cause global warming, but few pure cultures for Methanocellales are available to permit subsequent laboratory studies (physiology, biochemistry, etc.. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: By combining anaerobic culture and molecular techniques, a novel thermophilic methanogen, strain HZ254(T was isolated from a Chinese rice field soil located in Hangzhou, China. The phylogenetic analyses of both the 16S rRNA gene and mcrA gene (encoding the α subunit of methyl-coenzyme M reductase confirmed its affiliation with Methanocellales, and Methanocella paludicola SANAE(T was the most closely related species. Cells were non-motile rods, albeit with a flagellum, 1.4-2.8 µm long and by 0.2-0.3 µm in width. They grew at 37-60 °C (optimally at 55 °C and salinity of 0-5 g NaCl l(-1 (optimally at 0-1 g NaCl l(-1. The pH range for growth was 6.4-7.2 (optimum 6.8. Under the optimum growth condition, the doubling time was 6.5-7.8 h, which is the shortest ever observed in Methanocellales. Strain HZ254(T utilized H(2/CO(2 but not formate for growth and methane production. The DNA G+C content of this organism was 52.7 mol%. The sequence identities of 16S rRNA gene and mcrA gene between strain HZ254(T and SANAE(T were 95.0 and 87.5% respectively, and the genome based Average Nucleotide Identity value between them was 74.8%. These two strains differed in phenotypic features with regard to substrate utilization, possession of a flagellum, doubling time (under optimal conditions, NaCl and temperature ranges. Taking account of the phenotypic and phylogenetic characteristics, we propose strain HZ254(T as a representative of a novel species, Methanocella conradii sp. nov. The type strain is HZ254(T ( = CGMCC 1.5162(T = JCM 17849(T = DSM 24694(T. CONCLUSIONS/SIGNIFICANCE: Strain HZ254(T could potentially serve as an excellent laboratory model for studying Methanocellales due to its

  19. NaCl胁迫对6种纤维亚麻幼苗生化特性的影响%Effects of NaCl Stress on the Biochemical Characteristics in Six Species Fiber Flax Seeding

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    王伟; 邓倩; 计巧灵

    2013-01-01

      旨在为筛选、培育耐盐的纤维亚麻突变体奠定前期基础。NaCl胁迫亚麻幼苗,测定幼苗的叶绿素组成及含量、脯氨酸、可溶性糖、可溶性蛋白和甜菜碱含量,经统计学分析和比较,确定它们的耐盐特性。结果表明,经250 mmol/L NaCl 胁迫后,HIZ019和‘天鑫3号’幼苗的脯氨酸含量显著高于其他品种;YOI303和YOI254幼苗的可溶性糖含量显著高于其他品种;YOI254幼苗的可溶性蛋白含量显著高于其他品种;HIZ019、‘天鑫3号’幼苗的甜菜碱含量显著高于其他品种。总体上看,YOI254、‘天鑫3号’和HIZ019纤维亚麻幼苗耐盐性较好。%The aim was to lay the preliminary foundation for screen and breed somatic salt tolerant mutants of flax. Seedlings were stressed with NaCl (0, 100, 150, 250 mmol/L), biochemical characteristics (composition and content of chlorophylls, proline, soluble sugar, soluble protein, betain contents) of the seedling were detected; their salt tolerances were determined by data analysis and comparison. From biochemical characteristics of the seedlings, after treated with 250 mmol/L NaCl, proline contents of HIZ019 and‘Tianxin 3’were significantly higher than that of others. Soluble sugar contents of YOI303 and YOI254 were significantly higher than that of others. Soluble protein content of YOI254 was significantly higher than that of others. Betain contents of HIZ019 and‘Tianxin3’were significantly higher than that of others. In a word, flax seedlings of YOI254,‘Tianxin3’, HIZ019 species were more salt tolerant than that of others.

  20. An analytical protocol for the determination of total mercury concentrations in solid peat samples

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    Roos-Barraclough, F; Givelet, N; Martinez-Cortizas, A;

    2002-01-01

    . A comparison of two Hg profiles from an Arctic peat core, measured in frozen samples and in air-dried samples, revealed that no Hg losses occurred upon air-drying. A comparison of Hg concentrations in several plant species that make up peat, showed that some species (Pinus mugo, Sphagnum recurvum...... AMA 254, capable of determining mercury concentrations in solid samples. Finally, an analytical protocol for the determination of Hg concentrations in solid peat samples is proposed. This method allows correction for variation in factors such as vegetation type, bulk density, water content and Hg...... concentration in individual peat slices. Several subsamples from each peat slice are air dried, combined and measured for Hg using the AMA254, using a program of 30 s (drying), 125 s (decomposition) and 45 s (waiting). Bulk density and water content measurements are performed on every slice using separate...

  1. Photochemical decomposition of perfluorooctanoic acid in aqueous periodate with VUV and UV light irradiation

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    The photochemical decomposition of perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) in aqueous periodate (IO4-) was investigated under two types of low-pressure mercury lamps: one emits at 254 nm light (UV light) and the other emits both 254 nm and 185 nm light (VUV light). PFOA decomposed efficiently under VUV light irradiation while it decomposed poorly under UV light irradiation. The addition of IO4- significantly increased the rate of decomposition and defluorination of PFOA irradiated with UV light whereas it decreased both processes under VUV irradiation. Reactive radical (IO3·) generated by photolysis of IO4- initiated the oxidation of PFOA in UV process. Aquated electrons (eaq-), generated from water homolysis, scavenged IO4- resulting in decrease of reactive radical species production and PFOA decomposition. The shorter-chain perfluorocarboxylic acids (PFCAs) formed in a stepwise manner from long-chain PFCAs.

  2. Effect of TIT-twins Vaccine on Grazing Sheep in High-cold Area%高寒地区放牧绵羊应用TIT-双胎苗效果试验

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    李成魁; 保善科; 孔祥颖; 李茂卓玛

    2004-01-01

    利用中国农科院兰州畜牧所研制生产的TIT-双胎苗应用于青海省海北州绵羊生产中,共选择供试母羊254只,产双羔68对,对照组母羊388只,无一只母羊产双羔,68只产双羔的试验母羊,在断奶时繁活94只羔羊,比产单羔多繁活45只羔羊,254只试验羊净增加收益4 892元,经济效益显著.

  3. Development of a magnetic coagulant based on Moringa oleifera seed extract for water treatment.

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    Santos, Tássia R T; Silva, Marcela F; Nishi, Leticia; Vieira, Angélica M S; Klein, Márcia R F; Andrade, Murilo B; Vieira, Marcelo F; Bergamasco, Rosângela

    2016-04-01

    In this work, to evaluate the effectiveness of the coagulation/flocculation using a natural coagulant, using Moringa oleifera Lam functionalized with magnetic iron oxide nanoparticles, producing flakes that are attracted by an external magnetic field, thereby allowing a fast settling and separation of the clarified liquid, is proposed. The removal efficiency of the parameters, apparent color, turbidity, and compounds with UV254nm absorption, was evaluated. The magnetic functionalized M. oleifera Lam coagulant could effectively remove 90 % of turbidity, 85 % of apparent color, and 50 % for the compounds with absorption at UV254nm, in surface waters under the influence of an external magnetic field within 30 min. It was found that the coagulation/flocculation treatment using magnetic functionalized M. oleifera Lam coagulant was able to reduce the values of the physico-chemical parameters evaluated with reduced settling time.

  4. Highly condensed fluorinated methacrylate hybrid material for transparent low-kappa passivation layer in LCD-TFT.

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    Oh, Ji-Hoon; Kwak, Seung-Yeon; Yang, Seung-Cheol; Bae, Byeong-Soo

    2010-03-01

    Photocurable and highly condensed fluorinated methacrylate oligosiloxane, with a low dielectric constant (kappa = 2.54), was prepared by a nonhydrolytic sol-gel condensation reaction. The oligosiloxane resin was then spin-coated, photocured, and thermally baked in order to fabricate a fluorinated methacrylate hybrid material (FM hybrimer) thin film. This study investigated the application of this FM hybrimer film as a low-kappa passivation layer in LCD-based thin film transistors (TFT). It was found that a dielectric constant as low as kappa = 2.54 could be obtained, without introducing pores in the dense FM hybrimer films. This study compares FM hybrimer film characteristics with those required for passivation layers in LCD-TFTs, including thermal stability, optical transmittance, hydrophobicity, gap fill, and planarization effects as well as electrical insulation.

  5. INFLUENCE OF ULTRAVIOLET RADIATION ON MICROBIOLOGICAL AND SENSORY CHARACTERISTICS OF CERTAIN CATEGORIES OF VEGETABLES PRODUCTS AND THEIR PRESERVATION LIFE

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    Danilevici Constantin

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Research paper aims to highlight the scientific correlation between the influence of ultraviolet radiation (UV onsensory and microbiological characteristics of plant products in the category of leaves (lettuce and other types ofvegetables or fruit (bananas and their preservation’s duration, through their UV irradiation under certain conditions.The literature indicates a germicidal action of UV (medium UV on micro-organisms, optimal for λ = 254 nm. Theeffectiveness of radiation is influenced by duration of irradiation, the distance between the radiation source and thesample product and radiant power source.The action of microbial cell inactivation or destruction can be explained by changes in cellular structure andpermeability with changes at the level of mitochondria and the genetic material as a result of photochemical effects ofUV products. Research highlights the preservative effect of UV radiation (with λ = 254 nm and also their influence onsensory properties and positive to negative for leafy vegetables and fruits (bananas in our case.

  6. Evidence for preferential repair of 3-carbethoxypsoralen plus UVA induced DNA lesions in the active MAT alpha locus in Saccharomyces cerevisiae using the UvrABC assay.

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    Méniel, V; Brouwer, J; Averbeck, D

    1993-09-01

    The occurrence of preferential repair in Saccharomyces cerevisiae of the active MAT alpha locus compared with the inactive HML alpha locus was confirmed after 254 nm UV irradiation. Experiments carried out using the UvrABC excinuclease assay with the monofunctional furocoumarin 3-carbethoxypsoralen (3-CPs) plus UVA radiation which induce mainly monoadducts in DNA demonstrated preferential repair of the active MAT alpha locus compared with the inactive HML alpha locus in a SIR+ strain. However, as after 254 nm UV irradiation, no difference in the rate of removal of 3-CPs plus UVA induced lesions was observed between the two loci in the sir-3 mutant in which both loci are active. Thus, it appears that 3-CPs plus UVA induced monoadducts as well as pyrimidine dimers are subject to preferential repair.

  7. Biological pretreatment of Yellow River water

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    XIE Shu-guang; TANG Xiao-yan; WU Wei-zhong; WEN Dong-hui; WANG Zhan-sheng

    2005-01-01

    Bio-ceramic filter(BF) and moving-bed biofilm reactor(MBBR) were used for biological pretreatment of Yellow River water in this study. The BF only had slight advantage over MBBR for TOC and ammonia removal. However, like UV254, the average removal rate of THMFP in the BF was much higher than that in the MBBR. UV254 removal did not show obvious correlation with trihalomethane formation potential(THMFP) removal. Hexachlorocyclohexane could be effectively removed in both BF and MBBR. As for diatom and cyanobateria removal the MBBR had better performance than the BF, which was contrary to the average chlorophyll-a (Chi-a) removal rate. The proposal was made in this study that biological flocculation and sedimentation of sloughed biofilm should play a more important role on algae removal in the MBBR than in the BF. The BF and MBBR could effectively remove microcystins. Moreover, MBBR could be a promising technology for biological pretreatment.

  8. Focal cerebral ischemia measured by the intra-arterial 133xenon method. Limitations of 2-dimensional blood flow measurements

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    Skyhøj Olsen, T; Larsen, B; Bech Skriver, E;

    1981-01-01

    The limitations of 2-dimensional isotope techniques in the study of focal cerebral ischemia were investigated using the intra-carotid 133 xenon injection method and a 254 multidetector scintillation camera. To make sure that the detectors "look" directly on infarcted areas, only patients with inf......The limitations of 2-dimensional isotope techniques in the study of focal cerebral ischemia were investigated using the intra-carotid 133 xenon injection method and a 254 multidetector scintillation camera. To make sure that the detectors "look" directly on infarcted areas, only patients...... with infarcts involving cortical surface structures were included in the study. Eleven such patients were found among 43 consecutive patients with completed stroke, all investigated with CT-scan. The blood supply to the infarcted areas was evaluated using 3 different approaches: 1) The first minute washout...... ischemic lesions. The method should be limited to the qualitative demonstration of the ischemic lesions for which it is fully reliable....

  9. Rapid concentration and high pressure liquid chromatographic determination of atrazine and simazine herbicides in water

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    A simple fast method for extracting and concentrating atrazine and simazine in water using C18 sep-pakTm cartridges (Waters Association Inc., Milford, Massachuaetts) and subsequent determination of the herbicides using reversed-phase high pressure liquid chromatography (HPLC) has been developed. A 500 ml water sample containing atrazine and simazine was passed through a C18 sep-pak cartridge and the absorbed herbicides eluted with dichloromethane. After evaporation of the solvent, atrazine and simazine were determined using reversed-phase HPLC. An utraviolet(UV) detector at a wavelength of 230 nm or 254 nm was used to detect two herbicides. Detection limits of 1ppb and 4ppb were reached with the wavelengths 230nm and 254 nm respectively. (author)

  10. Surrogates for herbicide removal in stormwater biofilters.

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    Zhang, Kefeng; Deletic, Ana; Page, Declan; McCarthy, David T

    2015-09-15

    Real time monitoring of suitable surrogate parameters are critical to the validation of any water treatment processes, and is of particularly high importance for validation of natural stormwater treatment systems. In this study, potential surrogates for herbicide removal in stormwater biofilters (also known as stormwater bio-retention or rain-gardens) were assessed using field challenge tests and matched laboratory column experiments. Differential UV absorbance at 254mn (ΔUVA254), total phosphorus (ΔTP), dissolved phosphorus (ΔDP), total nitrogen (ΔTN), ammonia (ΔNH3), nitrate and nitrite (ΔNO3+NO2), dissolved organic carbon (ΔDOC) and total suspended solids (ΔTSS) were compared with glyphosate, atrazine, simazine and prometryn removal rates. The influence of different challenge conditions on the performance of each surrogate was studied. Differential TP was significantly and linearly related to glyphosate reduction (R(2) = 0.75-0.98, P biofilters.

  11. Study on DOM removal of filter backwash water by coagulation-PAC adsorption-submerged UF process%混凝一粉末活性炭吸附一超滤工艺去除砂滤池反洗水溶解性有机物

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    李开伟; 李伟英; 陆俊宇; 马前; 蒋福春

    2011-01-01

    通过混凝-粉末活性炭(PAC)吸附-浸没式超滤膜(UF)组合工艺去除砂滤池反洗水(FBWW)中溶解性有机物(DOM),以降低后续回用过程中消毒副产物(DBPs)生成量.试验对3种混凝药剂——聚合硫酸铁(PFS)、三氯化铁(FeCl3)、聚合氯化铝(PACl)处理FBWW的效果进行了比较,探讨其对UV254和水溶性有机物(DOC)的去除效果.结果表明,PFS对有机物去除效果优于PACl和FeCl3;PFS与粉末活性炭混合投加可增加有机物去除率,粉末活性炭为20 mg/L,PFS为8 mg/L时出水浊度为0.85 NTU,UV254和DOC去除率分别为43%和31%;采用混凝- PAC吸附-超滤膜(UF)处理FBWW对UV254和DOC去除率分别达到51%和41%,出水浊度为0.19 NTU,UV254为0.031 cm-1,DOC为2.76 mg/L.此工艺可有效降低反冲洗水中DOM含量,达到重新利用净水厂废水的目标.%A coagulation-powered activated carbon (PAC) adsorption-submerged ultrafiltration membrane(UF) process was used to remove dissolved organic matter (DOM) in filter backwash water (FBWW), and disinfection by-products in disinfection process was simultaneously reduced Three types of coagulants, polyferric sulfate (PFS), ferric chloride (FeCl3), polymeric aluminum chloride (PAC1), were compared on the treatment of FBWW. The effects on the UV254 and DOC were studied. The results indicate that PFS can be more efficient in organic matter removal than PAC1 and FeCl3; adding powered activated carboninto coagulation process contributes to the removal of pollutants; at dosage 20 mg/L of powered activated carbon and 8 mg/L of PFS, the residual turbidity is 0. 84 NTU, the removal rates of UV254and DOC are 43% and 31%, respectively; 51% of UV254 removal and 41% of DOC removal can be achieved through coagulation-PAC adsorption-submerged UF process, and turbidity, UV254, DOC of membrane permeate are 0.19 NTU, 0.031 cm-1,2. 76 mg/L, respectively.

  12. Reduction of Precursors of Chlorination By-products in Drinking Water Using Fluidized-bed Biofilm Reactor at Low Temperature

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    SHU-GUANG XIE; DONG-HUI WEN; DONG-WEN SHI; XIAO-YAN TANG

    2006-01-01

    Objective To investigate the reduction of chlorination by-products (CBPs) precursors using the fluidized-bed biofilm reactor (FBBR). Methods Reduction of total organic carbon (TOC), ultraviolet absorbance (UV254), trihalomethane (THM)formation potential (THMFP), haloacetic acid (HAA) formation potential (HAAFP), and ammonia in FBBR were evaluated in detail. Results The reduction of TOC or UV254 was low, on average 12.6% and 4.7%, respectively, while the reduction of THMFP and HAAFP was significant. The reduction of ammonia was 30%-40% even below 3℃, however, it could quickly rise to over 50% above 3℃. Conclusions The FBBR effectively reduces CBPs and ammonia in drinking water even at low temperature and seems to be a very promising and competitive drinking water reactor for polluted surface source waters, especially in China.

  13. Photochemical degradation of environmentally persistent perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) in the presence of Fe(III)

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    Yuan Wang; Peng Yi Zhang; Gang Pan; Hao Chen

    2008-01-01

    Environmentally persistent and bioaccumulative perfluorooctanic acid (PFOA) was difficult to be decomposed under the irradiation of 254 nm UV light. However, in the presence of 80μmol /L Fe(III), 80% of PFOA with initial concentration of 48μmol/L (20 mg/L) was effectively degraded and 47.8% of fluorine atoms in PFOA molecule were transformed into inorganic fluoride ion after 4 h reaction. Shorter chain perfluorocarboxylic acids bearing C3-C7 and fluoride ion were detected and identified by LC/MS and IC as the degradation products in the aqueous solution. It was proposed that complexes of PFOA with Fe(III) initiated degradation of PFOA irradiated with 254 nm UV light.

  14. Removal of dissolved organic nitrogen in the secondary effluent by integrated ozone/activated carbon%臭氧/活性炭协同作用去除二级出水中DON

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    刘冰; 古励; 余国忠; 翟慧敏; 赵承美

    2014-01-01

    为探讨臭氧氧化和活性炭吸附对城市污水厂二级出水中溶解性有机氮(DON)的去除机制,首先测定二级出水 DON、溶解性有机炭(DOC)、UV254、pH值等指标.接着通过臭氧氧化试验和活性炭吸附试验来考察二级出水中DON、DOC和UV254变化,以及DON分子量分布和DON亲疏水性变化,并应用三维荧光光谱对二级出水中DON变化进行表征.结果表明,当臭氧投加量为8mg/L,DON的去除率大约为33.9%,DOC和UV254去除率约21.2%、66.7%;当活性炭投加量为2.0g/L,DON、DOC和UV254的去除率大约为43.4%、27.6%、92.2%;臭氧氧化和活性炭吸附组合试验时,对DON的去除率大约为83.3%和81.5%;臭氧氧化提高小分子量(20kDa)的DON所占比例;活性炭吸附降低小分子量(20kDa)DON所占比例为;臭氧氧化和活性炭吸附都提高亲水性DON所占比例,而降低疏水性和过渡性DON所占比例;三维荧光光谱证实,二级出水中DON变化与3个主要峰有关,分别代表物质为色氨酸类蛋白质、芳香族类蛋白质和富里酸类物质.%The mechanism of DON removal in the secondary effluent by ozonation and adsorption was investigated in this study. The water quality parameters, such as DON, DOC, NH4+-N, UV254 and pH etc, were determined. The variation in DON, DOC andUV254 in ozonation and adsorption tests measured, and the molecular weight distribution, hydrophilicity and hydrophobicity of the DON were then analyzed. The changes of DON in the secondary effluent were characterized using three-dimensional fluorescence spectroscopy. The results showed the removal of DON, DOC andUV254 were about 33.9%, 21.2% and 66.7%, respectively, at ozonation test and the dosage of ozone was 8mg/L. The removal of DON, DOC and UV254 were about 43.4%, 27.6% and 92.2% at the activated carbon dosage of 2.0g/L. By the combination of ozonation and adsorption the removal of DON was approximately 83.3% and 81.5%. Ozonation and acitivated carbon

  15. Relative efficiencies of three ultraviolet radiation wavelengths for cell killing and transformation in mouse cells in vitro

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    Papadopoulo, D.; Muel, B.; Latarjet, R. (Institut du Radium, 75 - Paris (France). Lab. Curie)

    1983-09-01

    C3H 10 T 1/2 clone 8 mouse cells were irradiated in vitro with three U.V. wavelengths 280, 254, and 230 nm. Two effects were investigated, survival and malignant transformation, and the relative efficiences were determined for the three radiation. For transformation, these efficiences were: 280 nm: 3.9; 254 nm: 5.1; 230 nm: 2.3 (transformations produced by 5 J m/sup -2/ of U.V. for 1000 surviving cells). For cell killing the efficiencies were, in relative units, 34, 100, and 50 respectively. These efficiencies are in agreement with the hypothesis that the main chromophore for both effects is the nucleic acid, and not the protein moiety of the genome. This conclusion agrees with that previously reached by other investigators, but our present results obtained with the short wave-length 230 nm provide an especially strong new argument.

  16. The influence of metal ions on the photocatalytic oxidation of 2-chlorophenol in aqueous titanium dioxide suspensions

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    This study investigated the effect of metal ions,such as Fe3+, Cu2+, Ni2+, Cr3+ and Zn2+, on the photocatalytic oxidation of 2-chlorophenol with illumination of 254 nm and 365 nm UV lights. Different metal ions have individual reduction potentials, and hence, their abilities to capture electrons also differ; the rates of 2-chlorophenol decomposition vary as well. This study was made to explore the relationships between the reduction potentials of different metal ions and their photocatalytic rates of 2-chlorophenol. Results show that when the reduction potential is greater than zero, regardless of illumination wavelength, the reaction rate increases with increasing reduction potentials of the metal ions. When the reduction potential is less than zero, the reaction rates are about the same for illumination of 365 nm or 254 nm UV lights. (author)

  17. An X-Band Waveguide Measurement Technique for the Accurate Characterization of Materials with Low Dielectric Loss Permittivity

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    Allen, Kenneth W; Reid, David R; Bean, Jeffrey A; Ellis, Jeremy D; Morris, Andrew P; Marsh, Jeramy M

    2016-01-01

    In this work, we present a new X-band waveguide (WR90) measurement method that permits the broadband characterization of the complex permittivity for low dielectric loss tangent material specimens with improved accuracy. An electrically-long polypropylene specimen that partially fills the cross-section is inserted into the waveguide and the transmitted scattering parameter (S21) is measured. The extraction method relies on computational electromagnetic simulations, coupled with a genetic algorithm, to match the experimental S21 measurement. The sensitivity of the technique to sample length was explored by simulating specimen lengths from 2.54 to 15.24 cm, in 2.54 cm increments. Analysis of our simulated data predicts the technique will have the sensitivity to measure loss tangent values on the order of 10e-3 for materials such as polymers with relatively low real permittivity values. The ability to accurately characterize low-loss dielectric material specimens of polypropylene is demonstrated experimentally. ...

  18. A unique dosing system for the production of OH under high vacuum for the study of environmental heterogeneous reactions

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    A unique dosing system for the production of hydroxyl radicals under high vacuum for the study of environmental heterogeneous reactions is described. Hydroxyl radicals are produced by the photodissociation of a hydrogen peroxide aqueous gas mixture with 254 nm radiation according to the reaction H2O2+hν (254 nm)→OH+OH. Under the conditions of the current design, 0.6% conversion of hydrogen peroxide is expected yielding a hydroxyl number density on the order of 1010 molecules/cm3. The flux distribution of the dosing system is calculated using a Monte Carlo simulation method and compared with the experimentally determined results. The performance of this unique hydroxyl dosing system is demonstrated for the heterogeneous reaction with a solid surface of potassium iodide. Coupling of the hydroxyl radical dosing system to a quantitative surface analysis system should help provide molecular level insight into detailed reaction mechanisms

  19. DNA damage and repair in human cells exposed to sunlight

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    Cultured human cells were treated with direct sunlight under conditions which minimised the hypertonic, hyperthermic and fixative effects of solar radiation. Sunlight produced similar levels of DNA strand breaks as equitoxic 254 nm UV in two fibroblast strains and a melanoma cell line, but DNA repair synthesis and inhibition of semiconservative DNA synthesis and of DNA chain elongation were significantly less for sunlight-exposed cells. DNA breaks induced by sunlight were removed more rapidly. Thus, the repair of solar damage differs considerably from 254 nm UV repair. Glass-filtered sunlight (>320 nm) was not toxic to cells and did not induce repair synthesis but gave a low level of short-lived DNA breaks and some inhibition of DNA chain elongation; thymidine uptake was enhanced. Filtered sunlight slightly enhanced UV-induced repair synthesis and UV toxicity; photoreactivation of UV damage was not found. Attempts to transform human fibroblasts using sunlight, with or without phorbol ester, were unsuccessful. (author)

  20. Two low-level gamma spectrometry systems of the IAEA Safeguards Analytical Laboratory

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    Parus, J.L. [IAEA, SAL, Vienna (Austria); Raab, W. [IAEA, SAL, Vienna (Austria); Donohue, D. [IAEA, SAL, Vienna (Austria); Jansta, V. [IAEA, SAL, Vienna (Austria); Kierzek, J. [IAEA, SAL, Vienna (Austria)

    1997-03-01

    A gamma spectrometry system designed for the measurement of samples with low and medium radioactivity (activity from a few to about 10{sup 4} Bq in the energy range from 25 to 2700 keV) has been installed at the IAEA Safeguards Analytical Laboratory in Seibersdorf. The system consists of 3 low level detectors: (1) n-type coaxial Ge with 42.4% relative efficiency, 1.85 keV FWHM at 1.33 MeV (2) planar Ge with 2000 mm{sup 2} area and 20 mm thickness, 562 eV FWHM at 122 keV (3) NaI(Tl) annulus of 25.4 cm diameter and 25.4 cm height, hole diameter 90 mm. (orig./DG)

  1. Development of a magnetic coagulant based on Moringa oleifera seed extract for water treatment.

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    Santos, Tássia R T; Silva, Marcela F; Nishi, Leticia; Vieira, Angélica M S; Klein, Márcia R F; Andrade, Murilo B; Vieira, Marcelo F; Bergamasco, Rosângela

    2016-04-01

    In this work, to evaluate the effectiveness of the coagulation/flocculation using a natural coagulant, using Moringa oleifera Lam functionalized with magnetic iron oxide nanoparticles, producing flakes that are attracted by an external magnetic field, thereby allowing a fast settling and separation of the clarified liquid, is proposed. The removal efficiency of the parameters, apparent color, turbidity, and compounds with UV254nm absorption, was evaluated. The magnetic functionalized M. oleifera Lam coagulant could effectively remove 90 % of turbidity, 85 % of apparent color, and 50 % for the compounds with absorption at UV254nm, in surface waters under the influence of an external magnetic field within 30 min. It was found that the coagulation/flocculation treatment using magnetic functionalized M. oleifera Lam coagulant was able to reduce the values of the physico-chemical parameters evaluated with reduced settling time. PMID:26743649

  2. LANDFILL LEACHATES PRETREATMENT BY OZONATION

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    Jacek Leszczyński

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available In this paper, the application of ozonation processes for stabilized landfill leachate treatment was investigated. The leachate came from a municipal sanitary landfill located nearby Bielsk Podlaski. The average values of its main parameters were: pH 8.23; COD 870 mgO2/dm3; BOD 90 mgO2/dm3; NH4+ 136.2 mgN/dm3; UV254 absorbance 0.312 and turbidity 14 NTU. The ozone dosages used were in the range of 115.5 to 808.5 mgO3/dm3 of the leachate. The maximum COD, color and UV254 absorbance removal wa.5 mgO3/dm3. After oxidation, the ratio of BOD/COD was increased from 0.1 up to 0.23.

  3. Orientia, rickettsia, and leptospira pathogens as causes of CNS infections in Laos

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    Dittrich, Sabine; Rattanavong, Sayaphet; Lee, Sue J;

    2015-01-01

    BACKGROUND: Scrub typhus (caused by Orientia tsutsugamushi), murine typhus (caused by Rickettsia typhi), and leptospirosis are common causes of febrile illness in Asia; meningitis and meningoencephalitis are severe complications. However, scarce data exist for the burden of these pathogens......, Neisseria meningitidis, Haemophilus influenzae, S suis) and O tsutsugamushi, Rickettsia typhi/Rickettsia spp, and Leptospira spp infections in blood or cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). We analysed and compared causes and clinical and CSF characteristics between patient groups. FINDINGS: 1051 (95%) of 1112...... patients who presented had CSF available for analysis, of whom 254 (24%) had a CNS infection attributable to a bacterial or fungal pathogen. 90 (35%) of these 254 infections were caused by O tsutsugamushi, R typhi/Rickettsia spp, or Leptospira spp. These pathogens were significantly more frequent than...

  4. Simultaneous estimation of andrographolide and wedelolactone in herbal formulations

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    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Andrographolide and wedelolactone are active components of Andrographis paniculata and Eclipta alba, respectively. The extracts of these plants are used in many traditional hepatoprotective formulations. An attempt has been made to develop an accurate, precise and specific HPTLC method to quantify simultaneously both these chemical markers of diversified chemical structures in different dosage forms like tablet and syrup. Precoated silica 60F 254 plates with toluene:acetone:formic acid (9:6:1 as mobile phase and detection wavelength of 254 nm were used. The method was validated in terms of linearity, accuracy, precision and specificity. The calibration curve was found to be linear between 200 to 400 ng/spot for andrographolide and 100 to 200 ng/spot for wedelolactone. The limit of detection and the limit of quantification for andrographolide were 26.16 and 79.28 ng/spot, respectively and for wedelolactone 5.06 and 15.32 ng/spot, respectively.

  5. DERIVATIZED HPTLC METHOD FOR SIMULTANEOUS ESTIMATION OF GLUCOSAMINE AND IBUPROFEN IN TABLETS

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    SAM SOLOMON, RAHUL. KUMAR,VIJAI ANAND, SIVAKUMAR, VENKATNARAYANAN

    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available A selective, precise and derivatized HPTLC method has been developed for the simultaneous estimation of Glucosamine and Ibuprofen in tablet formulation. In this method standard and sample solutions of Glucosamine and Ibuprofen were applied on pre-coated silica gel 60F254 TLC plate, and developed using Propanol-Ethyl acetate-Ammonia-Water (4: 3: 2: 1 v/v, as mobile phase and derivatized using Iodine vapor. The drugs on the plate were scanned at 254 nm. The dynamic linearity range was 5-25 μg/spot for Glucosamine and 2-10 μg/spot for Ibuprofen. The method was validated for precision, recovery and reproducibility

  6. Buckling and Vibration of Fiber Reinforced Composite Plates With Nanofiber Reinforced Matrices

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    Chamis, Christos C.; Murthy, Pappu L. N.

    2011-01-01

    Anisotropic composite plates were evaluated with nanofiber reinforced matrices (NFRM). The nanofiber reinforcement volumes ratio in the matrix was 0.01. The plate dimensions were 20 by 10 by 1.0 in. (508 by 254 by 25.4 mm). Seven different loading condition cases were evaluated for buckling: three for uniaxial loading, three for pairs of combined loading, and one with three combined loadings. The anisotropy arose from the unidirectional plates having been at 30 from the structural axis. The anisotropy had a full 6 by 6 rigidities matrix which were satisfied and solved by a Galerkin buckling algorithm. For vibration the same conditions were used with the applied cods about a small fraction of the buckling loads. The buckling and vibration results showed that the NFRM plates buckled at about twice those with conventional matrix.

  7. Buckling of Fiber Reinforced Composite Plates with Nanofiber Reinforced Matrices

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    Chamis, Christos C.; Murthy, Pappu L. N.

    2010-01-01

    Anisotropic composite plates were evaluated with nanofiber reinforced matrices (NFRM). The nanofiber reinforcement volumes ratio in the matrix was 0.01. The plate dimensions were 20 by 10 by 1.0 in. (508 by 254 by 25.4 mm). Seven different loading condition cases were evaluated: three for uniaxial loading, three for pairs of combined loading, and one with three combined loadings. The anisotropy arose from the unidirectional plates having been at 30 from the structural axis. The anisotropy had a full 6 by 6 rigidities matrix which were satisfied and solved by a Galerkin buckling algorithm. The buckling results showed that the NFRM plates buckled at about twice those with conventional matrix.

  8. Drug: D08220 [KEGG MEDICUS

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    Full Text Available D08220 Drug Midodrine (INN) C12H18N2O4 254.1267 254.2823 D08220.gif Sympathomimetic...nts C01CA17 Midodrine D08220 Midodrine (INN) USP drug classification [BR:br08302] Cardiovascular Agents Alph...a-adrenergic Agonists Midodrine D08220 Midodrine (INN) Target-based classification of drugs [BR:br08310] G P...HSA:146 147 148] [KO:K04137 K04136 K04135] Midodrine [ATC:C01CA17] D08220 Midodrine (INN) CAS: 42794-76-3 Pu...bChem: 96024908 LigandBox: D08220 NIKKAJI: J16.460G ATOM 18 1 C8y C 22.9600 -18.2700 2 C8y C 24.1500 -18.970

  9. Self-stable suspended rotors utilizing superconducting niobium

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    Total masses in excess of 0.150 kg were very stably suspended using trapped flux and subsequent screening currents associated with a superconducting disk 25.4 mm in diameter by 7.18 mm thick acting on a 25.4 mm diameter by 9.79 mm thick rare earth magnet. Such suspended masses can be rotors, optical elements, etc., with numerous applications. Both lateral and vertical forces as a function of displacement for a fixed, previously trapped, flux are described. Observed small drag losses on a high speed rotor are presently attributed to air resistance and eddy currents in the cryostat walls instead of flux motion in the niobium. Hall probe mapping of the fields, small asymmetries in the fields, and hardware limitations and means of improvement are described, along with other details

  10. 原发无精子症患者Y染色体AZF微缺失研究%Study on Primary Azoospermia of Y Chromosome AZF Microdeletions

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    陆国芳; 孙丰涛; 任晨春; 张海霞; 田野; 梁玥宏

    2011-01-01

    目的:研究原发无精子症患者Y染色体无精子症因子(AZF)基因微缺失频率,为细胞质内单精子注射(ICSI)辅助生育治疗前的临床检验及不育症的遗传咨询提供方法和依据.方法:采用多重PCR法,对天津地区染色体核型均正常的正常生育者30例(正常组)和68例原发无精子症患者(患者组)进行Y染色体AZF区6个位点微缺失检测.结果:患者组存在AZF区微缺失共12例(17.65%).其中缺失位点在AZFa的sY84者3例(4.41%),AZFb的sY127有1例(1.47%),AZFc的sY254或sY254和sY255共6例(8.82%),AZFb+c的sY134和sY254有1例,sY127、sY254和sY255的1例.正常组各位点均无缺失,2组微缺失率差异有统计学意义(x2=6.033,P< 0.05).结论:天津地区原发无精子症患者AZF区6位点微缺失检测,缺失率较高.%Objective: To investigate the frequency of Y chromosome azoospermia factor (AZF) microdeletions in primary azoospermia, and to provide pre-treatment method and basis of clinical examination for intracytoplasraic sperm injection (ICSI) techniques of assisted reproduction and genetic counseling of male infertility. Methods: Six loci microdeletions of Y chromosome AZF region were detected by multiple PCR in 68 cases of primary azoospermia patients and 30 cases with normal birth in Tianjin area. Results: There were a total of 12 patients with AZF micro deletion area, the total loss frequency was 17.65%. There were 3 cases of sY84 in AZFa deletions (4.41%), 1 cases of sY127 in AZFb (1.47%), 6 cases of sY254 or sY254 and sY255 in AZFc (8.82%), 1 case of sY134 and sY254 in AZFb+c and 1 case of sY127 and sY254 with sY255 in AZFb+c (2.94%). There was no lack of the loci in normal group. Chi-square analysis indicated that there were significant differences in rates of microdeletions between two groups (X2 = 6.033, P < 0.05). Conclusion: There was a high frequency of lack in Y chromosome AZF region 6 loci microdeletion in primary azoospermia.

  11. Energy dependence of the partial widths of the Wannier two-electron ionization ladder states

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    The autoionization partial widths to the 1s channel of the Wannier two-electron ionization ladder of H- are computed quantum mechanically and are compared with earlier results obtained from qualitative or semiclassical arguments. The energy dependence of the partial width Γ(E) turns out to be ∼Ep, p = 3.4 ± 0.2, which, making the substitution E ∼ 1/n2, corresponds to Γ(n) ∼ n-6.8±0.4. This finding is in reasonable agreement with an earlier result of Γ(n) ∼ n-6.254, and in strong disagreement with the recently published result which is Γ(n) ∼ n-3.254. A new semiclassical theory confirms previous conjecture. (author)

  12. Relative efficiencies of three ultraviolet radiation wavelengths for cell killing and transformation in mouse cells in vitro.

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    Papadopoulo, D; Muel, B; Latarjet, R

    1983-09-01

    C3H 10 T 1/2 clone 8 mouse cells were irradiated in vitro with three U.V. wavelengths 280, 254, and 230 nm. Two effects were investigated, survival and malignant transformation, and the relative efficiencies were determined for the three radiations. For transformation, these efficiencies were: 280nm:3.9; 254nm:5.1; 230nm:2.3 (transformations produced by 5 Jm-2 of U.V. for 1000 surviving cells). For cell killing the efficiencies were, in relative units, 34, 100, and 50 respectively. These efficiencies are in agreement with the hypothesis that the main chromophore for both effects is the nucleic acid, and not the protein moiety of the genome. This conclusion agrees with that previously reached by other investigators, but our present results obtained with the short wave-length 230 nm provide an especially strong new argument.

  13. Ultravioletinės spinduliuotės poveikis mažo tankio polietileno fizikocheminėms savybėms

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    Kemerytė, Simona; Sitonytė, Jūratė; Kazanavičius, Kazys

    2011-01-01

    Ultravioletiniai spinduliai veikia daugelį polimerų, tarp jų ir polietileną. Darbe tyrinėtas ultravioletinės spinduliuotės (λ = 360 nm bei λ = 254 nm) poveikis mažo tankio polietilenui. Medžiagos cheminės sudėties pokyčiui nustatyti buvo matuojami infraraudonųjų spindulių absorbcijos spektrai FTIR spektrometru, o fizinių ir mechaninių savybių pokytis – matuojant elektrinę talpą, induktyvumą ir slankumą laboratorijoje sukonstruotais prietaisais. Nustatyta, kad, švitinant 254 nm bangos ilgio sp...

  14. Using dissolved organic matter age and composition to detect permafrost thaw in boreal watersheds of interior Alaska

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    O'Donnell, Jonathan A.; Aiken, George R.; Walvoord, Michelle Ann; Raymond, Peter A.; Butler, Kenna; Dornblaser, Mark M.; Heckman, Katherine

    2014-01-01

    Recent warming at high latitudes has accelerated permafrost thaw, which can modify soil carbon dynamics and watershed hydrology. The flux and composition of dissolved organic matter (DOM) from soils to rivers are sensitive to permafrost configuration and its impact on subsurface hydrology and groundwater discharge. Here, we evaluate the utility of DOM composition and age as a tool for detecting permafrost thaw in three rivers (Beaver, Birch, and Hess Creeks) within the discontinuous permafrost zone of interior Alaska. We observed strong temporal controls on Δ14C content of hydrophobic acid isolates (Δ14C-HPOA) across all rivers, with the most enriched values occurring during spring snowmelt (75 ± 8‰) and most depleted during winter flow (−21 ± 8‰). Radiocarbon ages of winter flow samples ranged from 35 to 445 yr BP, closely tracking estimated median base flow travel times for this region (335 years). During spring snowmelt, young DOM was composed of highly aromatic, high molecular-weight compounds, whereas older DOM of winter flow had lower aromaticity and molecular weight. We observed a significant correlation between Δ14C-HPOA and UV absorbance coefficient at 254 nm (α254) across all study rivers. Usingα254 as an optical indicator for Δ14C-HPOA, we also observed a long-term decline in α254 during maximum annual thaw depth over the last decade at the Hess Creek study site. These findings suggest a shift in watershed hydrology associated with increasing active layer thickness. Further development of DOM optical indicators may serve as a novel and inexpensive tool for detecting permafrost degradation in northern watersheds.

  15. Prophylaxis of early ventricular fibrillation by inhibition of acylcarnitine accumulation.

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    Corr, P B; Creer, M H; Yamada, K.A.; Saffitz, J E; Sobel, B. E.

    1989-01-01

    Hypoxia in isolated myocytes results in accumulation of long-chain acylcarnitines (LCA) in sarcolemma. Inhibition of carnitine acyltransferase I (CAT-I) with sodium 2-[5-(4-chlorophenyl)-pentyl]-oxirane-2-carboxylate (POCA) prevents both the accumulation of LCA in the sarcolemma and the initial electrophysiologic derangements associated with hypoxia. Another amphiphilic metabolite, lysophosphatidylcholine (LPC), accumulates in the ischemic heart in vivo, in part because of inhibition of its c...

  16. Consumer Confusion in Mobile Application Buying: The Moderating Role of Need for Cognition

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    Tathagata Ghosh; Venu Gopal Rao

    2014-01-01

    This study aims to examine effects of consumer confusion proneness on two consumer behavior variables, word of mouth and buying decision, in a confusion prone product market like smartphone and mobile applications (app). Additionally, the study examines the moderating influence of a personality trait variable pertinent to information processing – need for cognition, on the afore-mentioned relationships. Data were collected via a survey from 254 post-graduate students and analyzed with the h...

  17. Genetic Mapping of the minB Locus in Escherichia coli K-12

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    Schaumberg, Thomas H.; Kuempel, Peter L.

    1983-01-01

    The minB (minicell production) locus of Escherichia coli K-12 was mapped by transduction using bacteriophage P1. minB is located at min 25.6, between purB (min 25.2) and dadR (min 25.8). The mapping was facilitated by the use of insertion zcf-236::Tn10, which is inserted at min 25.4.

  18. Evaluation of a Commercial Real-Time PCR Kit for Detection of Dengue Virus in Samples Collected during an Outbreak in Goiânia, Central Brazil, in 2005▿

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    Levi, José Eduardo; Tateno, Adriana Fumie; Machado, Adriana Freire; Ramalho, Débora Camillo; de Souza, Vanda Akico Ueda Fick; Guilarde, Adriana Oliveira; de Rezende Feres, Valéria Christina; Martelli, Celina Maria Turchi; Marília Dalva TURCHI; Siqueira, João Bosco; Pannuti, Cláudio Sérgio

    2007-01-01

    In the past 2 decades, dengue has reemerged in Brazil as a significant public health problem. Clinicians demand a diagnostic test with high sensitivity that is applicable during the early symptomatic phase. We aimed to test two distinct molecular methods on samples from suspected dengue cases during an outbreak in Central Brazil. Acute-phase serum specimens from 254 patients suspected of having dengue were collected during 2005 in the city of Goiânia, Central Brazil. Samples were blindly eval...

  19. Algerian mint species: high performance thin layer chromatography quantitative determination of rosmarinic acid and in vitro inhibitory effects on linoleic acid peroxidation

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    Brahmi Fatiha; Madani Khodir; Stévigny Caroline; Chibane Mohamed; Duez Pierre

    2014-01-01

    Objective: To determine the quantitative paremeters of rosmarinic acid in Algerian mints, Mentha spicata L. (M. spicata), Mentha pulegium L. and Mentha rotundifolia (L.) Huds by high performance thin layer chromatography (HPTLC)-densitometric method and screen the effects of these plant extracts on linoleic acid peroxidation. Methods: The analyses were performed on HPTLC silica gel 60 F254 plates with chloroform: acetone: formic acid (75:16.5:8.5, v/v) as the mobile phase....

  20. Energy policy and reserach planning. Citations from the NTIS data base

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    Hundemann, A. S.

    1980-09-01

    Citations relative to planning for future U.S. energy needs on both national and state government levels are presented. The history and development of national and state legislation and regulations, Project Independence studies, and assessment of the effects of deregulation are included. Technical, economic, and environmental considerations in energy planning are also covered. This updated bibliography contains 254 citations, 77 of which are new entries to the previous edition.

  1. Adding up the assets - the State's growth has outstripped Statoil's due to its significant interests in the new fields

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    The article discusses briefly the total base value of Norwegian companies' oil and gas assets on the continental shelf. The base value rose 18% from NOK 254 billion to NOK 300 billion, mainly due to factors such as reserve additions and upgrades in future oil and gas output levels based on new technology. Norwegian top 10 rankings by total asset value 1996 are given. 1 tab

  2. Characterization of Natural Organic Matter and Disinfection Byproducts Formation Potential in Pilot-Scale Coagulation-Ultrafiltration Membrane Combined Process in Winter

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    张耀宗; 王启山; 何凤华; 丁莎莎

    2010-01-01

    A pilot-scale ultrafiltration membrane plant was set up for treating Luanhe River water with flocculating and precipitation process of waterworks.The aim is to investigate the variation and characteristics of natural organic matter and disinfection byproducts formation potential in the whole process in winter.The results show that dissolved organic matter(DOM),UV254,trihalomethanes formation potential(THMsFP) and haloacetic acids formation potential(HAAsFP) of Luanhe River water were mainly distributed in t...

  3. Length–Weight Relationships for Freshwater Fish Species in Küçük Menderes River Basin, Turkey

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    Mustafa Korkmaz

    2015-10-01

    Specimens of ten species belonging to three families were analyzed. The exponent b in the length-weight relationship ‘W=a(TLb’ ranged from 2.54 to 3.52. The length-weight relationships for Barbus pergamonensis, Carassius carassius, Carassius gibelio, Chondrostoma holmwoodii, Cyprinus carpio, Gambusia affinis, Perca fluviatilis, Petroleuciscus smyrnaeus, Squalius kosswigi and Rhodeus amarus were given in this study. Information of length–weight relationships will be useful for researchers especially in conservation.

  4. 42 CFR 84.256 - Quality control requirements.

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    2010-10-01

    ... 42 Public Health 1 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Quality control requirements. 84.256 Section 84.256... § 84.256 Quality control requirements. (a) In addition to the construction and performance requirements specified in §§ 84.251, 84.252, 84.253, 84.254, and 84.255, the quality control requirements in...

  5. XenoFreaks PIX Sports多功能运动灯

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    2005-01-01

    一只76mm×25.4mm×6.3mm(L×W×H)的塑料长条能给你带来怎样的意想不到?在我们的印象中,可能也只有XenoFreaks PIX Sports多功能运动灯了。通过正面和侧面几个简单的按键。

  6. Circular Herpesvirus sylvilagus DNA in spleen cells of experimentally infected cottontail rabbits.

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    Medveczky, P; Kramp, W J; Sullivan, J L

    1984-01-01

    Cottontail rabbits (Sylvilagus floridanus) were infected with Herpesvirus sylvilagus, and spleen cells were analyzed for the presence of virus-specific, covalently closed circular, and linear DNA molecules by a simple electrophoretic technique, followed by transfer to nitrocellulose filters and hybridization with cloned viral DNA (Gardella et al., J. Virol. 50:248-254, 1984). Approximately 0.2 copies per cell of circular DNA and 0.2 copies per cell of linear DNA were detected by hybridization...

  7. On the strategic planning, innovation activities and economic performance of industrial companies

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    Pawliczek, Adam; Kozel, Roman; Vilamová, Šárka; Janovská, Kamila

    2015-01-01

    Proposed paper deals with the “in-situ” situation of strategic planning, innovation activities and consequent economic performance of Czech and Slovak industrial companies based on questionnaire research results. The relations between selected parameters were aimed and statistically tested on the sample of 254 industrial companies active in Czech and Slovak republic in years 2009-2011. Four hypotheses were evaluated, with the goal of enlightening mutual relations of strategy-innovati...

  8. Does early use of bilevel positive airway pressure (bipap) in cardiothoracic intensive care unit prevent reintubation?

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    Sağıroğlu, G; Baysal, A; Çopuroğlu, E; Gül, YG; Karamustafaoğlu, YA; Dogukan, M

    2014-01-01

    Introductıon: Non-invasive ventilation (NIV) is a preferred treatment in acute respiratory failure after operations. Our aim is to investigate the success of early use of bilevel positive airway pressure (BIPAP) after cardiac or thoracic surgeries to prevent reintubation. Methods: In a prospective randomized study, 254 patients were divided into two groups depending on the time period between extubation and the application of BIPAP. In Group 1 BIPAP was applied after extubation within 48 hour...

  9. Managing talent through developmental job experiences (DJE): The mediating role of DJE between HPWS and employees' outcomes

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    Canha, Raquel Sofia Sebastião

    2015-01-01

    In the competitive landscape of the 21st century, effectively managing human capital in firms is considered to be a potential source of sustainable performance. Therefore, in this study, we tested the influence of high-performance work systems, as a talent management tool, on employees’ experience of developmental jobs. Then, we tested the mediating effect of such experiences on employees’ engagement, exhaustion, performance and turnover intention. With a sample of 254 employees of a diversit...

  10. Diversity of Escherichia coli Strains Producing Extended-Spectrum B-Lactamases in Spain: Second Nationwide Study

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    Miguel A Díaz; Hernández-Bello, José R.; Rodríguez-Baño, Jesús; Martínez-Martínez, Luis; Calvo, Jorge; Blanco, Jorge; Pascual, Álvaro

    2010-01-01

    The prevalence of extended-spectrum -lactamase (ESBL)-producing Escherichia coli (ESBLEC) in Spain increased 8-fold from 2000 to 2006. ESBL type, clonal relationship, antimicrobial susceptibility, and clinical data about infections caused by ESBLEC are evaluated in a second nationwide study developed in 2006. From 1008 clinical isolates obtained over 2 months from 44 hospitals, 254 were used for further analysis. ESBL production was evaluated by synergy testing, PCR, and sequenci...

  11. Diversity of Escherichia coli Strains Producing Extended-Spectrum β-Lactamases in Spain: Second Nationwide Study ▿

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    Miguel A Díaz; Hernández-Bello, José R.; Rodríguez-Baño, Jesús; Martínez-Martínez, Luis; Calvo, Jorge; Blanco, Jorge; Pascual, Alvaro

    2010-01-01

    The prevalence of extended-spectrum β-lactamase (ESBL)-producing Escherichia coli (ESBLEC) in Spain increased 8-fold from 2000 to 2006. ESBL type, clonal relationship, antimicrobial susceptibility, and clinical data about infections caused by ESBLEC are evaluated in a second nationwide study developed in 2006. From 1008 clinical isolates obtained over 2 months from 44 hospitals, 254 were used for further analysis. ESBL production was evaluated by synergy testing, PCR, and sequencing. Antimicr...

  12. Sexual harassment in Dentistry: prevalence in dental school

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    Cléa Adas Saliba Garbin; Lívia Guimarães Zina; Artênio José Insper Garbin; Suzely Adas Saliba Moimaz

    2010-01-01

    OBJECTIVE: Sexual harassment is unlawful in all work and educational environments in most nations of the world. The goals of this study were to describe the sexual harassment prevalence and to evaluate the experiences and attitudes of undergraduate students in one dental school in Brazil. MATERIAL AND METHODS: An 18-item questionnaire was administered to 254 dental students with a completion rate of 82% (208). Students were requested to respond to questions about their background and academic...

  13. EST Table: FS936890 [KAIKOcDNA[Archive

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    Full Text Available ar to voltage-dependent anion-selective channel isoform 1 [Tribolium castaneum] 10/09/13 54 %/305 aa FBpp011...7251|DanaGF14059-PA 10/08/29 37 %/254 aa R05G6.7#CE29443#WBGene00019900#Channel Protein#status:Confirmed#Uni...1|ref|XP_967480.1| PREDICTED: similar to voltage-dependent anion-selective channel isoform 1 [Tribolium castaneum] FS795795 fwgP ...

  14. Photoredox Reaction of Triazidomercurate(II). Generation of Stable Mercury Atoms under Ambient Conditions

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    Kunkely, Horst; Vogler, Arnd

    1989-01-01

    Upon ligand-to-metal charge-transfer excitation the complex [Hg(N3)3]− in ethanol underwent a photoredox reaction (λirr = 254 nm; Ø = 0.02): [HgII(N3)3]− → Hg0+ 3N2 + N3−. Elemental mercury was released in the form of metal atoms which are stable under ambient conditions.

  15. A Survey of Mercury Concentrations in Soft Tissue of Bivalves Callista umbonella, Saccostrea cucullata and Sediment in the Coastline of Bandar Abbas

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    Zahra Bagheri; Alireza Riyahi Bakhtiari

    2014-01-01

    Background and Objectives: The present study was designed to determine total mercury concentrations in sediment and the soft tissues of two bivalve species, Saccostrea cucullata and Callista umbonella, in coastline of Bandar Abbas in 2011. Materials and Methods: Generally, 67 bivalves and 10 sediment samples were collected from two stations (terminal of Bandar Abbas and tourism park of Soro). We measured total mercury concentrations in each sample using Mercury Analyzer (Leco AMA 254). ...

  16. THE EVALUATION OF NICKEL, CHROMIUM, LEAD AND MERCURY CONTENT IN SWEET CORN

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    Miriama Kopernická; Tomáš Tóth; Ľuboš Harangozo; Beáta Volnová; Petra Kavalcová; Ádám Elek

    2015-01-01

    In the framework of monitoring, we have focused on the analysis of the levels of nickel, chromium, lead and mercury in 9 samples of sweet corn (frozen and canned) from the commercial network of the Slovak Republic. Homogenised samples of sweet corn were mineralized using microwave digestion unit MARS X-press and next analysed by atomic absorption spectrometer VARIAN 240 FS for tested metal concentration, excluding mercury which was was determined by automatic mercury analyser AMA 254.Nickel c...

  17. Dicty_cDB: Contig-U10742-1 [Dicty_cDB

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    Full Text Available 254_269( AM502254 |pid:none) Leishmania infantum chromosome 36. 56 6e-06 (Q9NB71) RecName: Full=E3 ubiquitin-protein ligase highwire... 55 8e-06 AF262977_1( AF262977 |pid:none) Drosophila melanogaster highwire (... 5...h DNA sequence from clone ... 49 0.001 AY325887_1( AY325887 |pid:none) Mus musculus highwire (Phr1) mRNA,...

  18. Somatotype and risk of breast cancer: a case-control study in Uruguay Somatotipo de risco de câncer de mama: um estudo caso-controle no Uruguai

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    Ronco, Alvaro L; Beatriz Mendoza; Ximena Varas; Sylvia Jaumandreu; Eduardo De Stéfani; Gustavo Febles; Rosana Barboza; Mery Gateño

    2008-01-01

    According to the evidence, there is a need for more thorough assessment and quantification of body size and shape and the risk of breast cancer. Using the somatotype methodology, we carried out an original research in order to explore possible associations between body shape and the risk of breast cancer in Uruguayan women. With this objective, 254 recent breast cancer cases and 1,000 frequency-matched healthy controls were interviewed on menstrual and reproductive story, and a series of skin...

  19. Adaptation and validation of the Distress Scale for Mexican patients with type 2 diabetes and hypertension: a cross-sectional survey

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    Martinez-Vega, Ingrid Patricia; Doubova, Svetlana V; Aguirre-Hernandez, Rebeca; Infante-Castañeda, Claudia

    2016-01-01

    Objectives The aim of this study was to adapt and validate the Distress Scale for Mexican patients with type 2 diabetes and hypertension (DSDH17M). Setting Two family medicine clinics affiliated with the Mexican Institute of Social Security. Participants 722 patients with type 2 diabetes and/or hypertension (235 patients with diabetes, 233 patients with hypertension and 254 patients with both diseases). Design A cross-sectional survey. Methods The validation procedures included: (1) content v...

  20. 76 FR 30978 - Employment and Training Administration Program Year (PY) 2011 Workforce Investment Act (WIA...

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    ...: Alina M. Walker, Program Manager (202) 693-2706 or Juan Regalado, National Monitor Advocate, at (202... Mexico 946,732 New York 1,656,708 North Carolina 2,690,959 North Dakota 607,492 Ohio 1,259,904 Oklahoma 1... Carolina 966,905 South Dakota 620,254 Tennessee 857,418 Texas 6,673,042 Utah 289,213 Vermont...

  1. 48 CFR 12.504 - Applicability of certain laws to subcontracts for the acquisition of commercial items.

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    2010-10-01

    ... (except for the types of subcontracts listed at 47.504(d)). (2) 15 U.S.C. 644(d), Requirements relative to... American Vessels of Government Personnel and Certain Cargo (see Subpart 47.5) (except for the types of... U.S.C. 254(d) and 10 U.S.C. 2306a, Truth in Negotiations Act (see subpart 15.4). (3) 41 U.S.C....

  2. Comparison of written reports of mammography, sonography and magnetic resonance mammography for preoperative evaluation of breast lesions, with special emphasis on magnetic resonance mammography

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    Malur, Sabine; Wurdinger, Susanne; Moritz, Andreas; Michels, Wolfgang; Schneider, Achim

    2000-01-01

    Patients with abnormal breast findings (n = 413) were examined by mammography, sonography and magnetic resonance (MR) mammography; 185 invasive cancers, 38 carcinoma in situ and 254 benign tumours were confirmed histologically. Sensitivity for mammography was 83.7%, for sonography it was 89.1% and for MR mammography it was 94.6% for invasive cancers. In 42 patients with multifocal invasive cancers, multifocality had been detected by mammography and sonography in 26.2%, and by MR mammography i...

  3. HPTLC analysis of hepatoprotective diterpenoid andrographolide from Andrographis paniculata nees (kalmegh)

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    Raina Archana; Kumar A; Pareek S

    2007-01-01

    A rapid, accurate and simple high performance thin layer chromatography method for quantitative estimation of andrographolide in Andrographis paniculata is described here. The assay combines separation of andrographolide on silica gel 60 F 254 HPTLC plates followed by scanning of the spots at 232 nm using a Camag Scanner 3. Thirty germplasm collections of Andrographis paniculata were evaluated for andrographolide content by this method. Andrographolide content ranged from 1.14% to...

  4. PHYSICO-CHEMICAL STANDARDISATION AND DEVELOPMENT OF HPTLC METHOD FOR THE DETERMINATION OF ANDROGRAPHONIN IN KALMEGH NAVAYAS LOHA - AN AYURVEDIC FORMULATION

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    Pawar R.K.; Sharma Shivani; Singh K.C.; Sharma Rajeev Kr.

    2011-01-01

    A simple, rapid, selective and quantitative HPTLC method has been developed for determination of Andrographonin in Andrographis paniculata (Whole Plant) and its formulation-Kalmegh Navaya Loha. The alcoholic extract of Andrographis paniculata (Whole Plant) and its ayurvedic formulation-Kalmegh Navayas Loha samples were applied on TLC Aluminium plate pre coated with Silica gel60 GF254 and developed using Toluene : Ethyl acetate : Formic acid (5:4:1) v/v as a mobile phase. The plate was spr...

  5. Fission of 255,256Es, 255-257Fm, and 258Md at moderate excitation energies

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    Britt, H.C.; Hoffman, D.C.; Plicht, J. van der; Wilhelmy, J.; Cheifetz, E.; Dupzyk, R.J.; Lougheed, R.W.

    1984-01-01

    The fission of 255,256Es, 255-257Fm, and 258Md has been studied in the excitation energy range from threshold to 25 MeV. A target of 254Es was used in the direct reaction studies; (d,pf), (t,pf), (3He,df), (3He,pf), and in the compound induced fission reactions formed with p, d, t, and α particle pr

  6. Discovery of a 7.6-hour high-spin isomer of einsteinium-256

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    Lougheed, R W; Daniels, W R; Hoffman, D C; Jackson, S V; Landrum, J H; Starner, J W; Wilhelmy, J B

    1976-01-01

    A 7.6-hour, beta-emitting isomer of /sup 256/Es has been produced via the (t, p) reaction by bombarding /sup 254g/Es with 16-MeV tritons. No evidence for an alpha branch has been found. A number of gamma rays have been observed, on the basis of which a partial decay scheme is proposed. It is concluded that the isomer has spin 7 or 8. (2 refs).

  7. Characterization of Geographically Distinct Bacterial Communities Associated with Coral Mucus Produced by Acropora spp. and Porites spp.

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    McKew, B.A.; Dumbrell, A.J.; Daud, S. D.; Hepburn, L; Thorpe, E.; Mogensen, L.; Whitby, C.

    2012-01-01

    Acropora and Porites corals are important reef builders in the Indo-Pacific and Caribbean. Bacteria associated with mucus produced by Porites spp. and Acropora spp. from Caribbean (Punta Maroma, Mexico) and Indo-Pacific (Hoga and Sampela, Indonesia) reefs were determined. Analysis of pyrosequencing libraries showed that bacterial communities from Caribbean corals were significantly more diverse (H′, 3.18 to 4.25) than their Indonesian counterparts (H′, 2.54 to 3.25). Dominant taxa were Gammap...

  8. Simultaneous determination of related substances of oxytetracycline in pharmaceutical semi-solid form by HPLC method

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    Violeta Giugiu

    2013-01-01

    Simultaneous determination of oxytetracycline, 4-epioxytetracycline, alpha-apooxytetracycline, tetracycline, beta-apooxytetracycline on C18 columns has been accomplished using a high performance liquid chromatographic method with UV detection. Separation was achieved on a Hypersil BDS RP-C18 column with a mobile phase consisted of acetonitrile-methanol-80 mM dipotassium phosphate pH 7,5 at a flow rate of 0,7 mL min-1. Absorbance measurements were held at 254 nm.

  9. New features in the stability and fission decay of superheavy Thorium isotopes

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    Satpathy, L.; Patra, S. K.; Choudhury, R. K.

    2006-01-01

    Superheavy isotopes are highly neutron rich nuclei in the vicinity of neutron drip-line, stabilized by shell effect against the instability due to repulsive component of nuclear force, analogous to superheavy elements similarly stabilized against Coulomb instability. Here we discuss the stability and fission decay properties of such nuclei in the $^{254}$Th region and show that they are stable against $\\alpha$ and fission decay and have $\\beta$-decay life time of several tens of seconds. In p...

  10. Photoionization of atoms and small molecules using synchrotron radiation

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    The combination of synchrotron radiation and time-of-flight electron spectroscopy has been used to study the photoionization dynamics of atoms (Li) and small molecules (SF6, SiF4, and SO2). Partial cross sections and angular distribution asymmetry parameters have been measured for Auger electrons and photoelectrons as functions of photon energy. Emphasis is on the basic understanding of electron correlation and resonant effects as manifested in the photoemission spectra for these systems. 254 refs., 46 figs., 10 tabs

  11. Research on The Optional Yeast Fermentation Performance%自选酵母发酵性能的研究

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    段晨凯; 刘树文

    2011-01-01

    This study adopts experiment materials from xinjiang shihezi local collection fresh ripe red grape used as an experimental raw material,the XJD-2 already screening good wine yeast and D254 yeast,and the physical and chemical analysis and wine sensual evaluation.The results showed that: Breeding XJD-2 fast growth and reproduction of yeast,fermentation ability,to the grape juice has a strong adaptability to the sugar 400g / L,SO2 200mg / L,alcohol 15%,acid content 15g / L of grape juice fermentation;can be 10 ~ 35 ℃ temperature range of fermentation,the optimum temperature range is wide;and France compared to the fermentation of yeast D254 almost the same rate and adaptability.The wine fermented with yeast to clarify,taste pure soft wine coordination features.%用自选xjd-2酵母和法国酵母D254酵母酿酒,对葡萄酒进行理化分析和感官评价。结果表明:xjd-2生长繁殖快、酵母发酵力强,对葡萄汁有很强的适应能力,能在含糖〉400g/L、SO2〉200mg/L、酒度〉15%、含酸量〉15g/L的葡萄汁中发酵;并能在10~35℃温度下发酵,温度适应范围广;与法国酵母D254相比发酵速率和适应能力几乎一致。且该酵母发酵的葡萄酒具有澄清、口味纯净柔和、酒体协调的特点。

  12. Impacts of coagulation on the adsorption of organic micropollutants onto powdered activated carbon in treated domestic wastewater.

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    Altmann, Johannes; Zietzschmann, Frederik; Geiling, Eva-Linde; Ruhl, Aki Sebastian; Sperlich, Alexander; Jekel, Martin

    2015-04-01

    The application of powdered activated carbon (PAC) as an advanced wastewater treatment step for the removal of organic micropollutants (OMP) necessitates complete separation of the PAC particles, e.g. by coagulation. In this study, potential positive or negative indirect or direct effects of coagulation on the adsorption of OMPs onto PAC in treated wastewater were investigated. Although the concentration of dissolved organic matter (DOM) was significantly reduced by coagulation, the selective removal of mainly larger DOM components such as biopolymers and humic substances did not improve subsequent OMP adsorption onto PAC, demonstrating that coagulation has minor effects on DOM constituents that are relevant for direct competition or pore blocking. The combination of coagulation and adsorption yielded the sum of the individual removals, as adsorption predominantly affected smaller compounds. While the formation of flocs led to visible incorporation of PAC particles, no significant mass transfer limitations impeded the OMP adsorption. As a result, the dosing sequence of coagulant and PAC is not critical for efficient adsorption of OMPs onto PAC. The relationships between adsorptive OMP removal and corresponding reduction of UV absorption at 254 nm (UVA254) as a promising surrogate correlation for the real-time monitoring and PAC adjustment were affected by coagulation, leading to individual correlations depending on the water composition. Correcting for UVA254 reduction by coagulation produces adsorptive UVA254 removal, which correlates highly with OMP removal for different WWTP effluents and varying coagulant doses and can be applied in combined adsorption/coagulation processes to predict OMP removal and control PAC dosing. PMID:25582393

  13. 47 CFR 73.202 - Table of Allotments.

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    ... 297A Lone Wolf 224A Millerton 265C2 Mooreland 254A, 300C2 Muldrow 286A Okeene 268C3 Pawhuska 233A... 280C VERMONT Albany 233A Canaan 231C3 Poultney 223A VIRGINIA Alberta 299A Belle Haven 252A Iron Gate... Waitsburg 272A WEST VIRGINIA Glenville 299A Marlinton 292A St Marys *287A Wardensville 239A White...

  14. Waist Circumference and Objectively Measured Sedentary Behavior in Rural School Adolescents

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    Machado-Rodrigues, Aristides M.; COELHO E SILVA, MANUEL J.; RIBEIRO, LUÍS P.; FERNANDES, ROMULO; Mota, Jorge; Malina, Robert M.

    2016-01-01

    BACKGROUND: Research on relationships between lifestyle behaviors and adiposity in school youth is potentially importante for identifying subgroups at risk. This study evaluates the associations between waist circumference (WC) and objective measures of sedentary behavior (SB) in a sample of rural school adolescents. METHODS: The sample included 254 students (114 boys, 140 girls), 13-16 years of age, from rural regions of the Portuguese midlands.Height, weight, andWCwere measured. Cardiore...

  15. The impact of level of the stocking density on the haematological parameters of rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) reared in recirculating aquaculture systems

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    Angelica Docan; Victor Cristea; Lorena Dediu; Mirela Mocanu; Iulia Grecu

    2011-01-01

    Hematological indices are important parameters for the evaluation of fish physiological status.The purpose of this experiment was to evaluate how level of the stocking density influence the bloodphysiology of of juvenile rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) reared in a recirculating system. Theexperiment was conducted over a period of 33 days. A number of 254 rainbow trout with an averageweight of 29.51 ± 1.32 g were divided into four rearing units in order to create different stockingdensitie...

  16. Gclust Server: 90152 [Gclust Server

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  17. Molecular investigation on the occurrence of Toxoplasma gondii oocysts in cat feces using TOX-element and ITS-1 region targets.

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    Chemoh, W; Sawangjaroen, N; Nissapatorn, V; Sermwittayawong, N

    2016-09-01

    One of the most important routes of transmission for Toxoplasma gondii infection is the ingestion of foods contaminated with cat feces containing sporulated oocysts. The diagnosis of T. gondii infection by fecal microscopy is complicated, as other similar coccidian oocysts are often present in the same fecal specimen. This study aimed to identify T. gondii oocysts in cat feces using a novel PCR technique. Feline fecal specimens (n = 254) were screened for coccidian oocysts by light microscopy using the Sheather's flotation method. PCR analysis performed on the same specimens targeted a 529 bp repeat element and internal transcribed spacer-1 (ITS-1) regions were used to confirm the presence of Toxoplasma oocysts. By light microscopy, 49/254 (19.3%) of specimens contained coccidian oocysts. PCR analysis demonstrated 2/254 (0.8%) and 17/254 (6.7%) positive results using Tox and ITS-1 primers, respectively. However, coccidian oocysts were not identified on microscopic examination of specimens that were PCR-positive by Tox primers. Coccidian oocysts were identified on microscopic examination of 6/17 (35.3%) of the PCR-positive fecal specimens using ITS-1 primers. The BLAST results of 16 ITS-1 sequences were identified as T. gondii (n = 12; 4.7%) and Hammondia hammondi (n = 4; 1.6%). There was slight agreement between the 529 bp and ITS-1 PCR results (κ = 0.148). This is the first report of the detection of Toxoplasma oocysts using PCR analysis on feline fecal specimens from Southern Thailand. The ITS-1 region has potential as an alternative marker to identify T. gondii oocysts in feline fecal specimens. PMID:27325616

  18. Evaluation of knee braces in Swedish ice hockey players.

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    Tegner, Y; Lorentzon, R

    1991-01-01

    In this retrospective investigation we have determined the rate and types of knee injuries among Swedish ice hockey players, and related these data to the use of knee braces. Thirty-seven of the originally selected 50 hockey teams (74%) of elite or first division calibre took part in the study, and 600 players answered a questionnaire. A total of 254 previous knee injuries sustained while playing hockey were reported by 243 players; tears of the medical collateral ligament (60%), meniscus (15...

  19. High radio fluxes of PKS2023-07 measured with RATAN-600

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    Trushkin, S. A.; Nizhelskij, N. A.; Tsybulev, P. G.

    2016-04-01

    After the AGILE detection the gamma-ray flare from the quasar PSK2023-07 (correctly PKS B2022-077) by Piano et al, ATel #8879 we carried out its observations with the RATAN-600 radio telescope SAO RAS. The measured flux densities are equal to 1.50, 1.96, 2.54 Jy at 4.8, 11.2, 21.7 GHz respectively on 1 Apr 2016.

  20. ESTIMATING TRUCK RATES FOR REFRIGERATED FOOD PRODUCTS

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    Ward, J. B.; Farris, Donald E.

    1990-01-01

    Food companies and analysts often need transportation rate data to explore market opportunities. In some cases, it may not be practical or necessary to obtain actual rates for all routes under consideration. This study provides analysis of truck rate patterns and alternative rate-estimating equations. The original objective was to provide shipping cost estimates for a national beef-marketing model involving 30 regions of the United States. The data set is 254 rates for refrigerated shipments ...

  1. "I'll look after my health, later": A replication and extension of the procrastination-health model with community-dwelling adults

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    Sirois, F.M.

    2007-01-01

    Initial investigations into the links between procrastination and health in student samples implicated stress-related and behavioural pathways. However, it is unknown if these relations are the same for community-dwelling adults, or if alternative measures of procrastination and health behaviors will yield the same results. To replicate and extend previous findings 254 adults recruited from the community and the Internet completed self-report measures of procrastination, health, stress, welln...

  2. Extrastriate cortical areas activated during visual discrimination in man

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    Roland, PE

    1981-01-01

    The regional cerebral blood flow (rCBF) was measured in 254 different regions of the human extrastriate cerebral cortex during rest and during visual shape discrimination. Visual shape discrimination increased the rCBF markedly in the frontal eye fields, the upper part of the prefrontal cortex......, the lateral occipital cortex and the superior parietal cortex. Moderate increases of rCBF appeared in the inferotemporal cortex, the parietotemporo-occipital region and scattered in the lateral part of the prefrontal cortex....

  3. High and specialty-related musculoskeletal disorders afflict dental professionals even since early training years

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    YI, Jianru; HU, Xiangxiang; YAN, Boxi; Zheng, Wei; Li, Yu; Zhao, Zhihe

    2013-01-01

    Objective To determine how early musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) develop in dental professionals and to explore the potential differences among distinct dental specialties. Material and Methods 271 dental postgraduates majoring in five dental specialties were recruited, i.e., orthodontics, prosthodontics, endodontics, periodontics and alveolar surgery. 254 age-matched non-dental postgraduates served as the control. The standardized Nordic questionnaire on MSDs and a self-report questionnaire...

  4. High and specialty-related musculoskeletal disorders afflict dental professionals even since early training years

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    YI, Jianru; Xiangxiang Hu; Boxi Yan; Wei Zheng; Yu Li; Zhihe Zhao

    2013-01-01

    OBJECTIVE: To determine how early musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) develop in dental professionals and to explore the potential differences among distinct dental specialties. MATERIAL AND METHODS: 271 dental postgraduates majoring in five dental specialties were recruited, i.e., orthodontics, prosthodontics, endodontics, periodontics and alveolar surgery. 254 age-matched non-dental postgraduates served as the control. The standardized Nordic questionnaire on MSDs and a self-report questionn...

  5. On the Relationship of Attitudes towards Substance Abuse with Irrational Beliefs and Academic Procrastination

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    abolghasem yaghoobi; hossain mohagheghi; ladan amiri; keivan sfandiari

    2016-01-01

    Objective: This study aimed to investigate the relationship of irrational beliefs and academic procrastination with attitudes towards drug abuse in students. Method: This was a correlational that was carried out on a sample of 254 senior high school students in Kermanshah. Students were selected via random cluster sampling and filled in Jones Irrational Beliefs Test (1968), Solomon & Rothblum's Academic Procrastination (1984) and Rahmati’s Attitude to Drug Use (2001). Results: The resul...

  6. Association analyses identify six new psoriasis susceptibility loci in the Chinese population

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    Sun, Liang-Dan; Cheng, Hui; Wang, Zai-Xing; Zhang, An-Ping; Wang, Pei-Guang; Xu, Jin-Hua; Zhu, Qi-Xing; Zhou, Hai-Sheng; Buchert, Eva; Zhang, Fu-Ren; Pu, Xiong-Ming; Yang, Xue-Qin; Zhang, Jian-Zhong; Xu, Ai-E; Wu, Ri-Na

    2010-01-01

    We extended our previous GWAS for psoriasis with a a multistage replication study including 8,312 cases and 12,919 controls from China as well as 3,293 cases, 4,188 controls from Germany and the USA, and 254 nuclear families from the USA. We identified 6 new susceptibility loci associated to psoriasis in Chinese, containing candidate genes ERAP1, PTTG1, CSMD1, GJB2, SERPINB8, ZNF816A (PCombined

  7. Prevention of unintended pregnancies in Nigeria; the effect of socio-demographic characteristic on the knowledge and use of emergency contraceptives among female university students

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    Abiodun, Olumide A; John Sotunsa; Olusoji Jagun; Bukola Faturoti; Franklin Ani; Imaralu John; Agboola Taiwo; Ogechukwu Taiwo

    2015-01-01

    Background: The proportion of unintended pregnancy remains high in developing regions due to unmet need for contraception and inconsistent use of modern contraceptives. Practice of emergency contraception is particularly important because of the high rates of unintended pregnancy. The aim was to assess the practice of emergency contraception among female students. Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted among 5,233 female university students in Nigeria. Results: About 25.4% of th...

  8. Assessment of aflatoxin B1 in livestock feed and feed ingredients by high-performance thin layer chromatography

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    Korrapati Kotinagu; T. Mohanamba; L. Rathna Kumari

    2015-01-01

    Aim: Detection of aflatoxin B1 in Livestock compound Feed and feed ingredients by high-performance thin layer chromatography (HPTLC). Materials and Methods: Chromatography was performed on HPTLC silica gel 60 F 254, aluminum sheets by CAMAG automatic TLC sampler 4, with mobile phase condition chloroform:acetone:water (28:4:0.06). Extraction of aflatoxin B1 from samples was done as per AOAC method and screening and quantification done by HPTLC Scanner 4 under wavelength 366 nm. Results: ...

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    Full Text Available patens subsp. p... 270 2e-68 1 ( CN203973 ) Tor4275 Gametophyte rehydration Library Syntrichi... 192 3e-68 ...trella patens subsp. p... 258 7e-65 1 ( CN201615 ) Tor1678 Gametophyte rehydration Library Syntrichi... 200 ...1e-64 2 ( CN207613 ) Tor8031 Gametophyte rehydration Library Syntrichi... 200 1e-64 2 ( DC922888 ) Physcomit.... patens cDNA clone:pp... 254 1e-63 1 ( CN206832 ) Tor7256 Gametophyte rehydration Library Syntrichi... 200

  10. Performance of solarphoto-catalytic oxidation process to degrade the nitrogen-containing organics derived from algae cells%太阳光催化氧化工艺对藻源含氮有机物的降解研究

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    王杰; 刘成; 朱浩强; 陈卫

    2015-01-01

    利用小试试验研究了太阳光/TiO2体系对铜绿微囊藻细胞内的溶解性有机氮(DON)的氧化降解过程,考察了氧化降解过程中总可溶性蛋白、多糖、UV254等指标的变化,分析了其作用机理.结果表明,7h处理后,太阳光/TiO2体系对水样中的DON降解率为29%,且降解过程中TN含量基本没有变化,而NH4+和NO3-的浓度明显增加;氧化过程中,总可溶性蛋白和多糖的含量明显减少,去除率达48.6%和54.5%.水样的浑浊度、UV254和DOC也有不同程度的去除.%Bench-scale tests were conducted to study the efficiency and mechanisms of the degradation of Dissolved Organic Nitrogen (DON) by solar/TiO2 photo-catalytic. The variations of soluble protein, polysaccharide and UV254 were also investigated to estimate the degradation efficiency. The elimination rate of DON was 29% after 7hours’ treatment. The concentration of NH4+ and NO3- was increased significantly while TN had no noticeable change. Additionally, the elimination rates of soluble protein and polysaccharide were 48.6% and 54.5%, respectively. Other water quality indexes like UV254, turbidity and DOC were also decreased moderately in this process.

  11. Pentachlorophenol reduction in raw Cauca river water through activated carbon adsorption in water purification

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    Camilo Hernán Cruz Vélez; Magally González; Héctor Mario Gutiérrez; Luz Edith Barba; Juan Carlos Escobar; Luis Germán Delgado; Patricia Torres

    2010-01-01

    Reducing chemical risk in raw water from the River Cauca (caused by the presence of pentachlorophenol and organic matter (real color, UV254 absorbance)) was evaluated at bench scale by using three treatment sequences: adsorption with powdered ac-tivated coal (PAC); adsorption – coagulation; and, adsorption – disinfection – coagulation. The results showed that although PAC is appropriate for pentachlorophenol removal, and its use together with the coagulant (aluminium sulphate) significantly i...

  12. Electron spin resonance of melanin from hair. Effects of temperature, pH and light irradiation

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    Arnaud, R.; Perbet, G. (Clermont-Ferrand-2 Univ., 63 - Aubiere (France)); Deflandre, A.; Lang, G. (Centre de Recherches de la Societe L' Oreal, Aulnay Sous Bois (France) Dept. de Chimie Generale)

    1983-08-01

    The variation with temperature, pH and light of the ESR signal of hydrated melanin powders from Japanese black hair has been studied. An explanation of the results is proposed on the basis of quinhydrone type complexes and of acid-base equilibria of melanin and its semiquinone radicals. During exposure to light of wavelengths 254-600 nm, both stable and unstable radicals have been observed. The action spectrum for the formation of stable melanin radicals has been determined.

  13. Effectiveness of a drinking-motive-tailored emergency-room intervention among adolescents admitted to hospital due to acute alcohol intoxication — A randomized controlled trial

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    Wurdak, M.; Wolstein, J; Kuntsche, E.N.

    2015-01-01

    The aim of this study is to develop and test the effectiveness of a drinking-motive-tailored intervention for adolescents hospitalized due to alcohol intoxication in eight cities in Germany between December 2011 and May 2012 against a similar, non-motive-tailored intervention. In a randomized controlled trial, 254 adolescents received a psychosocial intervention plus motive-tailored (intervention group; IG) or general exercises (control group; CG). Adolescents in the IG received exercises in ...

  14. Transcriptome Characterization for Non-Model Endangered Lycaenids, Protantigius superans and Spindasis takanosis, Using Illumina HiSeq 2500 Sequencing

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    Bharat Bhusan Patnaik; Hee-Ju Hwang; Se Won Kang; So Young Park; Tae Hun Wang; Eun Bi Park; Jong Min Chung; Dae Kwon Song; Changmu Kim; Soonok Kim; Jae Bong Lee; Heon Cheon Jeong; Hong Seog Park; Yeon Soo Han; Yong Seok Lee

    2015-01-01

    The Lycaenidae butterflies, Protantigius superans and Spindasis takanosis, are endangered insects in Korea known for their symbiotic association with ants. However, necessary genomic and transcriptomics data are lacking in these species, limiting conservation efforts. In this study, the P. superans and S. takanosis transcriptomes were deciphered using Illumina HiSeq 2500 sequencing. The P. superans and S. takanosis transcriptome data included a total of 254,340,693 and 245,110,582 clean reads...

  15. Limited joint mobility in diabetes mellitus.

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    Campbell, R R; Hawkins, S.J.; Maddison, P J; Reckless, J P

    1985-01-01

    The relationship of limited joint mobility and finger joint contractures in diabetics to age of onset, duration, and control of diabetes has not been established. We measured the mobility of metacarpophalangeal, wrist, elbow, and ankle joints and assessed the prevalence of finger joint contractures in 254 young diabetics and 110 controls. The presence of microvascular disease was assessed by ophthalmoscopy and urine analysis for proteinuria. An estimate of long-term diabetic control was obtai...

  16. Impact of education on obesity and blood pressure in developing countries: A study on the Ibos of Nigeria

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    Godson Emeka Anyanwu; Jervase Ekezie; Barnabas Danborno; Anthony Ikemefuna Ugochukwu

    2010-01-01

    Background: Increase in the prevalence of hypertension, obesity and obesity related diseases has become significant cause of disability and premature death in both developing and newly developed countries, with over bearing demand on national health budgets. Aim: To evaluate the impact of various levels of education on obesity and blood pressure. Materials and Method :325 male and 254 female Nigerians of ages 20-80 years of the Ibo ethnicity through random sampling, were selected for this ...

  17. 40 CFR 421.186 - Pretreatment standards for new sources.

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    ... CFR 403.7, any new source subject to this subpart which introduces pollutants into a publicly owned treatment works must comply with 40 CFR part 403 and achieve the following pretreatment standards for new....70 58.59 Lead 26.46 12.60 Zinc 91.98 38.43 Fluoride 2,205.00 1,254.00 (b) Chlorinator Wet...

  18. 40 CFR 421.185 - Pretreatment standards for existing sources.

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    ... provided in 40 CFR 403.7 and 403.13, any existing source subject to this subpart which introduces pollutants into a publicly owned treatment works must comply with 40 CFR part 403 and achieve the following... germanium chlorinated Arsenic 131.70 58.59 Lead 26.46 12.60 Zinc 91.98 38.43 Fluoride 2,205.00 1,254.00...

  19. 40 CFR 421.184 - Standards of performance for new sources.

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    ... chlorinated Arsenic 131.70 58.59 Lead 26.46 12.60 Zinc 91.98 38.43 Fluoride 2,205.00 1,254.00 Total suspended... air pollution control. NSPS for the Primary and Secondary Germanium and Gallium Subcategory Pollutant... pounds) of germanium chlorinated Arsenic 27.530 12.250 Lead 5.531 2.634 Zinc 19.230 8.034 Fluoride...

  20. 40 CFR 421.183 - Effluent limitations guidelines representing the degree of effluent reduction attainable by the...

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    ... economically achievable. Except as provided in 40 CFR 125.30 through 125.32, any existing point source subject... germanium chlorinated Arsenic 131.700 58.590 Lead 26.460 12.600 Zinc 91.980 38.430 Fluoride 2,205.000 1,254.000 (b) Chlorinator wet air pollution control. BAT Limitations for the Primary and Secondary...

  1. Development of a Flow Injection Manifold for Napropamide Determination by Photo-Induced Chemiluminescence

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    Catalá Icardo, Mónica; López Paz, José Luis; Asensio Martín, Víctor

    2012-01-01

    A new, rapid, and simple method is proposed for the determination of the pesticide napropamide by photo-induced chemiluminescence detection coupled with a flow injection analysis (FIA) system. The emission was obtained by oxidation with periodate in basic medium, of the photoproducts generated on-line by UV irradiation (254 nm) of napropamide in acidic SDS (sodium dodecyl sulfate) medium. The flow method, in combination with the solid phase extraction (SPE) performed off-line with C-18 cartri...

  2. Understanding the Attitude-Behavior Gap for Renewable Energy Systems Using Behavioral Reasoning Theory

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    O'Driscoll, Aidan; Claudy, Marius; Peterson, Mark

    2013-01-01

    Consumer adoption of renewable energies is an important step towards less carbon-intensive and more sustainable energy systems. But despite growing ecological awareness and articulated preferences for green products, renewable energies face slow rates of diffusion in consumer markets. This has been hard to explain given consumers’ favorability to the concept of products that lower one’s impact on the natural environment. This study uses data from 254 homeowners in Ireland to investigate the p...

  3. A study of predictors of adolescents’ physical activity intentions

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    Haralambos Tsorbatzoudis; Despoina Ourda; Vassilis Barkoukis; Lambros Lazuras

    2011-01-01

    The present study used an integrated theoretical framework based on the Theory of Planned Behaviour and the Prototype/Willingness model to examine the social cognitive predictors of leisure time physical activity intentions among Greek secondary school students (N = 254, M age = 13.59 years, SD = 1.18). A cross-sectional survey method was employed to assess physical activity intentions and related psychosocial beliefs, as well as self-reported physical activity behaviour. Multiple regression ...

  4. Corporate Brand And Corporate Identity: Some Food For Thought

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    Popy Rufaidah; Mohammed A. Razzaque; Allan Walpole

    2003-01-01

    Although the concept of corporate identity (CI) has been of interest to marketing practitioners for the last three decades, only recently has it attracted the serious attention of marketing academics such as Dacin and Brown (2002) who have defined CI as “…..those intended characteristics of an organization that decision-makers and marketers within the group choose to promote to their internal and external constituents” (p.254). However, there appears to be little attempt in the literature to ...

  5. The Impact of Corporate Identity Structure on Corporate Identity Building: A Framework for Further Research

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    Popy Rufaidah; Mohammed A. Razzaque; Allan Walpole

    2003-01-01

    Although the concept of corporate identity (CI) has been of interest to marketing practitioners for the last three decades, only recently has it attracted the serious attention of marketing academics such as Dacin and Brown (2002) who have defined CI as “…..those intended characteristics of an organization that decision-makers and marketers within the group choose to promote to their internal and external constituents” (p.254). However, there appears to be little attempt in the literature to ...

  6. HUBUNGAN POLA PENGGUNAAN ROKOK DENGAN TINGKAT KEJADIAN ASMA

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    Suharmiati Suharmiati; Lestari Handajani; Adianti Handajani

    2012-01-01

    Tobacco use behaviors are known as determination factor of respiratory diseases as bronchial asthma. Secondary data of Basic Health Research 2007/2008 from samples of people aged ≥ 10 years old were analyzed to provide the description of tobacco use behaviors and the associations to bronchial asthma cases. The total samples were 15.254 people. Multiple Logistic Regression technique was applied to analyze the association. Results showed that tobacco use behavior (smoking behavior) was 29.7%, w...

  7. Behavior of macromolecules in adsorbed layers

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    2000-01-01

    A model for describing the behavior of macromolecules in adsorbed layers is developed by introducing a concept of distribution density of layer thickness U based on stochastic process and probabilistic statistics. The molecular behavior of layers adsorbed on clay particle surfaces is discussed; the random distribution and its statistics of the layer thickness are given by incorporating experimental results with an ionic polyelectrolyte with the molecular weight of 1.08×106 and chain charged density of 0.254.

  8. Behavior of macromolecules in adsorbed layers

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    牟伯中[1; 姚恒申[2; 罗平亚[3

    2000-01-01

    A model for describing the behavior ot macromoiecuies in aosoroea layers is developed by introducing a concept of distribution density of layer thickness U based on stochastic process and probabilistic statistics. The molecular behavior of layers adsorbed on clay particle surfaces is discussed; the random distribution and its statistics of the layer thickness are given by incorporating experimental results with an ionic polyelectrolyte with the molecular weight of 1.08×106and chain charged density of 0.254.

  9. 77 FR 1495 - Criteria for Determining Priorities Among Correctional Facility Health Professional Shortage Areas

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    2012-01-10

    ...In accordance with the requirements of section 333A(b)(1) of the Public Health Service (PHS) Act, as amended by the Health Care Safety Net Amendments of 2002, 42 U.S.C. 254f-1(b)(1), the Secretary of HHS shall establish the criteria which she will use to make determinations under section 333A(a)(1)(A) of the health professional shortage areas (HPSAs) with the greatest shortages. This notice......

  10. Relationships between changes in pain severity and other patient-reported outcomes: an analysis in patients with posttraumatic peripheral neuropathic pain

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    Zlateva Gergana; Morlion Bart; Bach Flemming W; Serpell Michael; van Seventer Robert; Bushmakin Andrew G; Cappelleri Joseph C; Nimour Meryem

    2011-01-01

    Abstract Background The objective of this study is to use the pain numeric rating scale (NRS) to evaluate associations between change in pain severity and changes in sleep, function, and mood assessed via patient-reported outcomes (PROs) in patients with posttraumatic pain. Methods This is a secondary analysis of a clinical trial evaluating pregabalin in patients with posttraumatic peripheral neuropathic pain (N = 254). Regression models were used to determine associations between changes in ...

  11. AcEST: DK961770 [AcEST

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    Full Text Available Gamma-enolase OS=Gallus gallus GN=ENO2 PE=2... 55 2e-09 sp|Q9W7L0|ENOA_PYTRG Alpha-enolase OS=Python regius...FEFFMD 79 E+ID A Y + +I +DVAA EF+ D Sbjct: 229 EAIDKAGYTDKIVIGMDVAASEFYRD 254 >sp|Q9W7L0|ENOA_PYTRG Alpha-enolase OS=Python

  12. Surface chemistry of polymers. The adsorption of carbon dioxide and sulfur dioxide on polyvinylidene chloride

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    Stoeckli, Fritz

    2007-01-01

    Isotherms for the adsorption of nitrogen (77 K), carbon dioxide (195-247 K) and sulfur dioxide (254-293 K) on polyvinylidene chloride have been measured volumetrically. The B.E.T. cross-sectional areas of 18 Å2 (CO2) and 24 Å2 (SO2) are comparable to liquid density values. The isosteric heat of adsorption of CO2 is constant for 0.2

  13. Drinking Water Quality, Feeding Practices, and Diarrhea among Children under 2 Years of HIV-Positive Mothers in Peri-Urban Zambia

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    Peletz, Rachel; Simuyandi, Michelo; Sarenje, Kelvin; Baisley, Kathy; Kelly, Paul; Filteau, Suzanne; Clasen, Thomas

    2011-01-01

    In low-income settings, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-positive mothers must choose between breastfeeding their infants and risking transmission of HIV or replacement feeding their infants and risking diarrheal disease from contaminated water. We conducted a cross-sectional study of children < 2 years of age of 254 HIV-positive mothers in peri-urban Zambia to assess their exposure to waterborne fecal contamination. Fecal indicators were found in 70% of household drinking water samples. In...

  14. 9 CFR 203.16 - Mailing of checks in payment for livestock purchased for slaughter, for cash and not on credit.

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    ... 9 Animals and Animal Products 2 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Mailing of checks in payment for livestock purchased for slaughter, for cash and not on credit. 203.16 Section 203.16 Animals and Animal... Stat. 1250 (7 U.S.C. 228b); 7 CFR 2.17, 2.54; 42 FR 35625; Pub. L. 96-511, 94 Stat. 2812 (44...

  15. Upper limits for the rate constants of the reactions of CF3O2 and CF3O radicals with ozone at 295 K

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    Nielsen, O.J.; Sehested, J.

    1993-01-01

    Using the pulse radiolysis UV absorption technique and subsequent simulations of experimental absorption transients at 254 and 276 nm, upper limits of the rate constants for the reactions of CF3O2 and CF3O radicals with ozone were determined at 295 K, CF3O2+O3-->CF3O+2O2 (4), CF3O+O3-->CF3O2+O2 (......). The upper limits were derived as k4 ozone depletion by hydrofluorocarbons....

  16. Cross-Cultural Differences in Managers' Learning Styles: A Comparative Study between Japan and the United States

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    Yoshitaka Yamazaki

    2007-01-01

    This study aims to understand cross-cultural differences in managers' learning styles by comparing Japanese managers with US managers. For this aim, the present research empirically examined learning styles of 254 participants in total: 128 subjects of Japanese managers and 126 subjects of US managers. There are three findings that were obtained from this study. First, Japanese managers were more concrete and reflective than American managers in general. But this general learning tendency may...

  17. Characterization of Carbon Mat Thermoplastic Composites: Flow and Mechanical Properties

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    Caba, Aaron C.

    2005-01-01

    Carbon mat thermoplastics (CMT) consisting of 12.7 mm or 25.4 mm long, 7.2 micrometer diameter, chopped carbon fibers in a polypropylene (PP) or poly(ethylene terephthalate) (PET) thermoplastic matrix were manufactured using the wetlay technique. This produces a porous mat with the carbon fibers well dispersed and randomly oriented in a plane. CMT composites offer substantial cost and weight savings over typical steel construction in new automotive applications. In production vehicles, aut...

  18. Evaluation of three differential media for detection of Enterobacter agglomerans (Erwinia herbicola).

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    Bucher, C; Von Graevenitz, A.

    1982-01-01

    Dextrin-fuchsine-sulfite medium (DFS), Rimler-Shotts agar (RS), and a new lysine-ornithine-mannitol agar (LOM) were tested for detection of Enterobacter agglomerans. In human stools, LOM and DFS were most sensitive at coliform-to-E. agglomerans ratios of less than or equal to 10(2) and E. agglomerans inocula of greater than 10(2) per plate. Both LOM and DFS detected one strain in 254 stools, but RS proved to be inhibitory.

  19. Saaremaa ja Hiiumaa Esimese maailmasõja tules / Vello Helk

    Index Scriptorium Estoniae

    Helk, Vello, 1923-2014

    2008-01-01

    rets. rmt.: Ojalo, Hanno. Varjud meres : allveesõda Läänemerel 1914-1919 ja 1939-1945. [Tallinn], 2007. 127 lk; Korpusepoisid : Eesti sõjamehed 22. eesti territoriaalkorpuses ja 8. eesti laskurkorpuses Teises maailmasõjas aastatel 1940-45/Tiit Noormets, Toe Nõmm, Hanno Ojalo ... jt. Tallinn, 2007. 254 lk.; Saaremaa sõjatules. Sügis 1917 . Kuressaare, 2008. 226 lk.

  20. Ground Testing and Flight Demonstration of Charge Management of Insulated Test Masses Using UV LED Electron Photoemission

    OpenAIRE

    Saraf, Shailendhar; Buchman, Sasha; Balakrishnan, Karthik; Lui, Chin Yang; Soulage, Michael; Faied, Dohy; Hanson, John (John J.); Ling, Kuok; Jaroux, Belgacem; AlRashed, Abdullah; Nassban, Badr Al; Suwaidan, Badr Al; Harbi, Mohammed Al; Salamah, Badr Bin; Othman, Mohammed Bin

    2016-01-01

    The UV LED mission demonstrates the precise control of the potential of electrically isolated test masses that is essential for the operation of space accelerometers and drag free sensors. Accelerometers and drag free sensors were and remain at the core of geodesy, aeronomy, and precision navigation missions as well as gravitational science experiments and gravitational wave observatories. Charge management using photoelectrons generated by the 254 nm UV line of Hg was first demonstrated on G...