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  1. Efecto del cobre y del cadmio sobre la respuesta inmune innata del pez Colossoma macropomum

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    Vargas, A.; Blanco, Y.; Salazar-Lugo, R.

    2012-01-01

    En este trabajo se evaluó la respuesta inmunológica celular inespecífica del pez Colossoma macropomum (Cuvier, 1818) expuesto a concentraciones subletales de cobre y cadmio, a través de la determinación de la viabilidad celular, la quimiotaxis, la fagocitosis y la muerte bacteriana en células inmunocompetentes extraídas del riñón cefálico, la sangre y el hígado. Los peces fueron expuestos por separado a 0,5 mg/L de cloruro de cobre y 1,0 mg/L de cloruro de cadmio durante 28 días; después de l...

  2. Fitoextracción en suelos contaminados con cadmio y zinc usando especies vegetales comestibles

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    Beltrán Villavicencio, Margarita

    2003-01-01

    En este trabajo se presenta un estudio de fitoextracción en suelos contaminados con cadmio y cadmio-zinc a través de especies vegetales comestibles como la lechuga (Lactuga sativa) en dos variedades, la de hoja rizada (Lactuca sativa crispa) y la romana (Lactuca sativa longifolia), el calabacín (Cucurbita moschata) y el girasol (Helianthus annus). El objetivo fue evaluar la capacidad de asimilación y concentración de cadmio y zinc por las especies vegetales mencionadas como un proceso de rest...

  3. Estudio de los niveles de plomo, cadmio, zinc y arsénico, en aguas de la provincia de Salamanca

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    Blanco Hernández Angel Luis; Alonso Gutiérrez Dionisio; Jiménez de Blas Oroncio; Santiago Guervós Margarita; Miguel Manzano Benito de

    1998-01-01

    FUNDAMENTOS: Conocer el grado de contaminación por plomo, cadmio, cinc y arsénico de las aguas de la provincia de Salamanca y su relación con la zona de procedencia de las muestras y el punto de recogida de las mismas. MÉTODO: Estudio epidemiológico transversal, observacional y descriptivo. Se han estudiado aguas procedentes de redes de abastecimiento, fuentes, manantiales, pozos, ríos, riveras y lagunas de la provincia de Salamanca, analizándose los contenidos de plomo, cadmio, zinc y arséni...

  4. EFECTO DEL pH EN LA ADSORCIÓN DE CADMIO, NÍQUEL Y ZINC SOBRE UNA BENTONITA

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    Liz Adriana Pinilla Cuesta

    2010-11-01

    Full Text Available Se estudió el efecto del pH sobre la adsorción de cadmio, niquel y zinc, en solución acuosa a 25"C, sobre una bentonita colombiana proveniente del Valle del Cauca. Los datos experimentales se analizaron con base en las isotermas de adsorción, la constante termodinámica de reparto Kdm (calculada mediante la isoterma de Langmuir, la relación de distribución Rd (obtenida del modelo Baeyens-Bradbury y una gráfica Kurbatov. La adsorción de cadmio, niquel y zinc aumenta con el pH. El orden de adsorción encontrado: Cd > Ni≅Zn coincide con el establecido por el principio HSAB.

  5. Efecto del pH en la adsorción de cadmio, niquel y zinc sobre una bentonita

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    Liz Adriana Pinilla Cuenca

    2010-09-01

    Full Text Available Se estudió el efecto del pH sobre la adsorción de cadmio, niquel y zinc, en solución acuosa a 25°C, sobre una bentonita colombiana proveniente del Valle del Cauca. Los datos experimentales se analizaron con base en las isotermas de adsorción, la constante termodinámica de reparto KDM (calculada mediante la isoterma de Langmuir, la relación de distribución Rd (obtenida del modelo Baeyens-Bradbury y una gráfica Kurbatov.

  6. Aplicación de la isoterma langmuir a la adsorción competitiva de cadmio, níquel y zinc sobre una bentonita

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    Germán Darío Silva Giraldo; Jorge Alejo Pinzón Bello

    2010-01-01

    Se estudió la adsorción simultánea de los iones cadmio, níquel y zinc en solución acuosa de sus mezclas binarias y ternaria a 25°C, sobre una bentonita del Valle del Cauca, tanto en su estado natural como en su forma homoiónica de sodio.

  7. Estudio de la adsorción de cadmio, níquel y zinc sobre una bentonita natural y homoiónica de sodio

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    Germán Darío Silva Giraldo

    2010-09-01

    Full Text Available Se esmdió la adsorción de cadmio, níquel y zinc, en solución acuosa a 25 "C, sobre una bentonita procedente del Valle del Cauca, tanto en su estado natural como en su forma homoiónica de sodio.

  8. Estudio de los niveles de plomo, cadmio, zinc y arsénico, en aguas de la provincia de Salamanca

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    Blanco Hernández Angel Luis

    1998-01-01

    Full Text Available FUNDAMENTOS: Conocer el grado de contaminación por plomo, cadmio, cinc y arsénico de las aguas de la provincia de Salamanca y su relación con la zona de procedencia de las muestras y el punto de recogida de las mismas. MÉTODO: Estudio epidemiológico transversal, observacional y descriptivo. Se han estudiado aguas procedentes de redes de abastecimiento, fuentes, manantiales, pozos, ríos, riveras y lagunas de la provincia de Salamanca, analizándose los contenidos de plomo, cadmio, zinc y arsénico de 180 muestras, mediante espectroscopía de absorción atómica. Se han comparado los niveles de contaminación por los cuatro elementos de las muestras de agua entre las cuatro unidades comarcales de la provincia. Se han comparado los niveles de contaminación por los cuatro elementos entre las aguas procedentes de redes de abastecimiento y aquellas muestras de pozos, fuentes, manantiales y aguas de superficie. RESULTADOS: Los resultados indican que un 56% de las muestras analizadas superan las concentraciones máximas admisibles de cadmio, y un 28% del total de muestras analizadas supera las concentraciones máximas admisibles de plomo, según la legislación vigente presentando niveles tolerables de zinc y arsénico. No se han observado diferencias importantes en el grado de contaminación de las aguas por los elementos estudiados entre las cuatro unidades comarcales de la provincia. No se han observado diferencias en los niveles de contaminación por los cuatro elementos entre las aguas procedentes de redes de abastecimientos y aquellas muestras de pozos, fuentes, manantiales y aguas de superficie. CONCLUSIONES: Los resultados sugieren que las aguas de la provincia de Salamanca presentan de forma "natural" altos contenidos de cadmio y plomo, probablemente debido a las características geológicas del terreno.

  9. Preliminary observations of cadmium and copper effects on juveniles of the polychaete Capitella sp. Y (Annelida: Polychaeta from Estero del Yugo, Mazatlán, México Observaciones preliminares de los efectos de cadmio y cobre sobre juveniles del poliqueto Capitella sp. Y (Annelida: Polychaeta del Estero del Yugo, Mazatlán, México

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    NURIA MÉNDEZ

    2005-12-01

    Full Text Available The effects of cadmium (Cd and copper (Cu on cultured juveniles of Capitella sp. Y were investigated. Seven-day old juveniles were exposed to 13 (control, 60, 160, 240 and 340 mg Cd L-1 and 17 (control, 50, 120 and 150 mg Cu L-1 for 30 days. Mortality significantly increased with increasing Cu concentrations, but in Cd exposures, it was only evident at 340 mg L-1. Body size and faecal pellet production were reduced earlier in juveniles exposed to Cu than those exposed to Cd, especially in the higher Cu concentrations. These facts indicate that juveniles are more sensitive to Cu in terms of mortality, feeding and growth. Haemoglobin production was inhibited due to the scarcity of food in the experimental sediment rather than to metal exposure. Tube building was not affected by the presence of metals or by the scarcity of food. This study suggests that Cu concentrations from 50 to 150 mg L-1 and 340 mg L-1 of Cd could affect the population dynamics of this species in natural ecosystemsSe investigaron los efectos de cadmio (Cd y cobre (Cu sobre juveniles cultivados de Capitella sp. Y. Organismos juveniles de siete días de edad fueron expuestos a 13 (control, 60, 160, 240 y 340 mg Cd L-1 y a 17 (control, 50, 120 y 150 mg Cu L-1 durante 30 días. La mortalidad se incrementó significativamente al aumentar las concentraciones de Cu y, en las exposiciones a Cd, solamente fue evidente a 340 mg L-1. El tamaño corporal y la producción de heces fecales disminuyeron antes en los especímenes expuestos a Cu que en los expuestos a Cd, especialmente en las concentraciones más altas de Cu. Estos resultados indican que los juveniles son más sensibles al Cu en términos de mortalidad, alimentación y crecimiento. La producción de hemoglobina fue inhibida debido a la escasez de alimento en el sedimento experimental, más que a exposición a los metales. La formación de tubos no fue afectada por la presencia de metales ni por la escasez de alimento. Este

  10. Toxicidad del cadmio en plantas

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    Rodríguez Serrano, María; Martínez de la Casa, Nieves; Romero Puertas, María C.; Río Legazpi, Luis Alfonso del; Sandalio González, Luisa María

    2008-01-01

    El cadmio es un metal pesado no esencial y poco abundante en la corteza terrestre, sin embargo en las últimas décadas ha aumentado considerablemente su acumulación, como consecuencia de la actividad industrial. La contaminación por cadmio puede causar serios problemas a todos los organismos vivos, resultando altamente tóxico para el ser humano. Una posible fuente de contaminación por cadmio en humanos es la ingesta de plantas contaminadas por el metal. Por este motivo, es importante ...

  11. Toxicidad del Cadmio en Plantas

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    M. Rodríquez-Serrano; N. Martínez-de la Casa; M.C. Romero-Puertas; Del Río, L A; Sandalio, L M

    2008-01-01

    El cadmio es un metal pesado no esencial y poco abundante en la corteza terrestre, sin embargo en las últimas décadas ha aumentadoconsiderablemente su acumulación, como consecuencia de la actividad industrial. La contaminación por cadmio puede causar serios problemas a todos los organismos vivos, resultando altamente tóxico para el ser humano. Una posible fuente de contaminación por cadmio en humanos es la ingesta de plantas contaminadas por el metal. Por este motivo, es importante conocer c...

  12. Mobilidade do zinco e do cobre em Argissolo com aplicação de argila bentonita Zinc and copper mobility in Argisol with application of bentonite clay

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    Gilvanise A. Tito

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available A mobilidade dos metais pesados no solo é influenciada pelas características do solo, pela mineralogia das argilas e pelo teor do metal. Objetivando avaliar o efeito da bentonita na mobilidade do zinco e do cobre no solo, colunas de lixiviação preenchidas com um Argissolo foram submetidas a ensaios de mobilidade utilizando-se doses de bentonita (0, 30 e 60 t ha-1 e concentrações de zinco e cobre, de 50, 250 e 450 mg kg-1. As colunas de solo foram mantidas saturadas e sob fluxo de água permanente; em seguida foram determinados densidade, velocidade do fluxo, fator de retardamento, coeficiente de dispersão-difusão e número de Peclet. Os parâmetros de transporte foram definidos através do modelo computacional DISP. A incorporação de bentonita ao solo promoveu a retenção do zinco e do cobre pelo solo, principalmente deste último, diminuindo a concentração em solução lixiviada e os riscos de contaminação do meio ambiente. A aplicação de bentonita aumentou o fator de retardamento, mas reduziu o coeficiente de dispersão-difusão do solo.The mobility of heavy metals in the soil is influenced by the soil, the clay mineralogy and the amount of metal. Aiming to evaluate the effect of bentonite clay on zinc and copper mobility, leaching columns of soil, filled with an Argisol, utilising increasing doses of bentonite (0, 30 e 60 t ha-1 and concentrations of zinc and copper (50, 250 e 450 mg kg-1 were submitted to a saturated and steady flow. The flux density, velocity, transport retardation factor, dispersion-diffusion coefficient and breakthrough curves were obtained. The transport parameters were determined using the DISP computational model. The results allow to conclude that the application of bentonite clay to the soil promoted the retention of the zinc and copper, mainly the last one, decreasing the concentration in leachate and reducing potential contamination risks. The bentonite clay application increased the soil

  13. Anemia and iron, zinc, copper and magnesium deficiency in Mexican adolescents: National Health and Nutrition Survey 2006 Anemia y deficiencia de hierro, zinc, cobre y magnesio en adolescentes mexicanos: resultados de la ENSANUT 2006

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    Vanessa De la Cruz-Góngora

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVE: To describe the frequency of anemia and iron, zinc, copper and magnesium deficiencies among Mexican adolescents in the probabilistic survey ENSANUT 2006. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The sample included 2447 adolescents aged 12 to 19 y. Capillary hemoglobin and venous blood samples were collected to measure the concentrations of ferritin, sTFR, CRP, zinc, iron, copper and magnesium. Logistic regression models were constructed to assess the risk for mineral deficiencies. RESULTS: The overall prevalence of anemia was 11.8 and 4.6%, body iron deficiency 18.2 and 7.9% for females and males, respectively. Overall prevalence of tissue iron deficiency was 6.9%, low serum copper were14.4 and 12.25%; zinc 28.4 and 24.5%, magnesium 40 and 35.3%; for females and males, respectively. CONCLUSIONS: There is a high prevalence of mineral deficiency in Mexican adolescents; females were more prone to have more mineral deficiencies. Nutritional interventions are necessaries in order to reduce and control them.OBJETIVO: Describir la prevalencia de anemia y deficiencia de hierro, zinc, cobre y magnesio en adolescentes mexicanos en la encuesta probabilística ENSANUT 2006. MATERIAL Y MÉTODOS: La muestra incluyó 2447 adolescentes de 12 a 19 años de edad. Se tomó hemoglobina capilar y muestras de sangre venosa para medir las concentraciones séricas de ferritina, sTFR, CRP, zinc, hierro, cobre y magnesio. Se construyeron modelos de regresión logística para evaluar el riesgo de deficiencia de minerales. RESULTADOS: La prevalencia de anemia fue de 11.8% en mujeres y 4.6% en hombres. Las deficiencias de hierro fueron de 18.2 y 7.9% La deficiencia tisular de hierro fue 6.9%; la baja concentración de cobre fue de 14.4 y 12.25% la de zinc de 28.4 y 24.5%, la de magnesio fue 40 y 35.3% en mujeres y hombres, respectivamente. CONCLUSIONES: Existe una alta prevalencia de deficiencia de minerales en los adolescentes; las mujeres tuvieron mayor riesgo. Son necesarias

  14. Disponibilidad de cobre, hierro, manganeso, zinc en suelos del NO argentino Pant availability of copper, iron, manganesum and zinc in the north west of Agentina

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    Núria Roca

    2007-07-01

    Full Text Available Cobre, hierro, manganeso y zinc son cuatro metales esenciales para el crecimiento vegetal. A pesar de las pequeñas cantidades requeridas por las plantas, los suelos agrícolas suelen ser deficitarios en uno o más micronutrientes de forma que su concentración en los tejidos de los vegetales cae por debajo de los niveles que permiten un crecimiento óptimo. La naturaleza del suelo juega un papel fundamental en la disponibilidad de micronutrientes y en su comportamiento a nivel suelo-planta. Los objetivos planteados en el presente estudio son: a establecer la relación entre los parámetros edáficos y la dinámica de los metales dentro del perfil del suelo, y b determinar la biodisponibilidad y zonas de deficiencia de micronutrientes en suelos agrícolas y suelos con riesgo de salinización. El porcentaje de materia orgánica es el factor determinante en el contenido y distribución de los micronutrientes en el suelo objeto de estudio, siendo el horizonte superficial el de mayor acumulación. Tanto CuDTPA, FeDTPA como MnDTPA tienen cierta movilidad en el perfil, mientras que ZnDTPA permanece adsorbido sin un desplazamiento vertical. El ZnDTPA es el único metal que además, muestra diferencias como consecuencia de la salinidad y granulometría de los suelos. No obstante, las condiciones geoquímicas del suelo implican una baja extractabilidad y una cierta dificultad de absorción de los micronutrientes por parte de las plantas.Copper, iron, manganese and zinc are among the essential elements for plant growth. Despite the small amounts required by plants, agricultural soils are usually deficient in one or more of these micronutrients. Therefore, their concentration in plant tissues falls below the optimum levels. Soil nature plays a fundamental role in the availability of micronutrients and their behavior at a soil-plant level. The aims of this paper were: a to establish the relationship between soil properties and micronutrient dynamics within

  15. Extração seqüencial de cobre, ferro e zinco em ervas medicinais Sequential extraction of copper, iron and zinc in medicinal plants

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    Édira Castello Branco de Andrade

    2005-12-01

    Full Text Available A técnica de especiação dos metais, que determina a concentração das formas físico-químicas individuais dos elementos que, em conjunto, constituem a concentração total dos mesmos na amostra, possibilita a obtenção de novos dados para prever sua absorção. O termo biodisponibilidade, proposto inicialmente para a área farmacológica, indica a proporção do nutriente que é absorvida e utilizada pelo organismo. Sendo assim, a determinação do teor total do metal ingerido pelo organismo não possibilita traçar um perfil da eficiência de sua absorção. Técnicas de especiação química, como a extração seqüencial, podem auxiliar na avaliação da biodisponibilidade dos minerais. Amostras de ervas medicinais de dois lotes foram analisadas quanto aos teores totais de cobre, ferro e zinco por espectroscopia de absorção atômica na chama, e a extração seqüencial foi aplicada. Os testes F, de Dixon e t-student foram utilizados. Observou-se que, em média, as amostras apresentaram teores totais de cobre, ferro e zinco de respectivamente 1,37 mg%, 5,13 mg% e 2,96 mg%. Ao comparar estes valores com os teores destes metais em alimentos de origem vegetal, verifica-se que as ervas medicinais analisadas podem ser consideradas boas fontes de metais. Observou-se ainda que os metais cobre, ferro e zinco se encontram nas amostras sob no mínimo quatro espécies químicas distintas e que os extratores I e Iv foram os de melhor eficiência. Técnicas de especiação química que possam identificar os compostos obtidos nos diferentes extratores podem auxiliar na avaliação da biodisponibilidade dos mesmos e, conseqüentemente, nos processos de absorção.Speciation of the metals, which determines the concentration of the elements individual physiochemical forms that, together, constitute the total concentration of them in the sample, makes possible the attainment of new data to foresee its absorption. The term bioavailability, considered

  16. Síntesis, caracterización fisicoquímica y del estado sólido de asparaginatos de cobre, magnesio, manganeso y zinc

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    Julie Fernanda Benavides Arévalo

    Full Text Available Introducción: la deficiencia de minerales en la población está asociada a enfermedades metabólicas, hormonales e inmunológicas. Usualmente, los minerales son suplementados en el organismo en forma de sales inorgánicas, las cuales pueden causar molestias gástricas y baja absorción en dependencia del tipo de sal empleado. Estudios previos muestran una adecuada absorción y ausencia de efectos gástricos cuando los minerales están asociados a ligandos orgánicos como enzimas, proteínas y particularmente aminoácidos. Objetivo: determinar mediante un estudio de preformulación la viabilidad de utilizar asparaginatos de cobre, magnesio, manganeso y zinc en suplementos nutricionales. Métodos: se realizó la síntesis y la verificación de formación de los complejos por espectroscopia infrarroja por transformada de Fourier y difracción de rayos X de polvos. Se evaluó la solubilidad, la constante de disociación, la eficiencia de la disolución y las propiedades físicas del estado sólido (morfología, distribución y tamaño de partícula, índice de Haussner, porosidad y compresibilidad de los complejos. Se determinó la compatibilidad de los complejos con excipientes. Resultados: en los espectros infrarrojos se observó la participación del grupo carboxilo de la asparagina en la formación del enlace de coordinación de los complejos. En los difractogramas de rayos X se mostró la ausencia de los materiales de partida y la cristalinidad en los complejos. La solubilidad, la constante de disociación y la eficiencia de la disolución de los complejos, establecieron su carácter anfótero. Conclusiones: los resultados en las propiedades físicas del estado sólido, la humedad y la compatibilidad con excipientes, establecen que las formulaciones de los aparaginatos de cobre, magnesio, manganeso y zinc tienen propiedades reológicas adecuadas para propósitos farmacéuticos.

  17. Crescimento, distribuição e acúmulo de cobre e zinco em plantas de pinhão-manso Growth, distribution and content of copper and zinc in Jatropha curcas L. plants

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    Lucia Helena Garófalo Chaves

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available Pesquisas referentes à extração de metais pesados por planta de pinhão-manso ainda são incipientes. Com a perspectiva dessa planta ser utilizada na recuperação de solos contaminados, objetivou-se, com este trabalho, avaliar os efeitos do cobre e zinco no crescimento do pinhão-manso e o acúmulo e distribuição desses metais na planta. Dois experimentos foram realizados em delineamentos inteiramente casualizados: no primeiro, os tratamentos consistiram em cinco doses de cobre (0; 25; 50; 75 e 100 mg dm-3 e, no segundo, quatro doses de zinco (0; 50; 100 e 150 mg dm-3, com três repetições. Aos 50; 70; 90 e 110 dias após o semeio, foram avaliados: altura da planta, diâmetro caulinar e área foliar. No final do experimento as plantas foram colhidas e avaliados os teores de cobre e zinco nos tecidos vegetais. Amostras de solo de cada vaso foram coletadas e submetidas às analises químicas. As plantas de pinhão-manso, durante o período experimental, são tolerantes aos tratamentos utilizados, no entanto, doses de cobre e zinco no solo acima de 75 e 50 mg dm-3, respectivamente, depreciam o crescimento das mesmas. Os acúmulos de cobre e zinco nas plantas obedeceram às seguintes ordens, respectivamente: folha > raiz > caule; caule > folha > raiz. A translocação do zinco foi maior que a do cobre nas plantas.Researches concerning the extraction of heavy metals by Jatropha curcas L. plants are still preliminary and incomplete. With the prospect of this plant to be used in phytoremediation of polluted soils, this study aimed to evaluate the effect of copper and zinc in the initial development of Jatropha curcas L. and accumulation and distribution of these elements in this plant. Two experiments were carried out in design completely randomized with three replications; the first one with five copper (0; 25; 50; 75; 100 mg dm-3 and the second with four zinc (0; 50; 100; 150 mg dm-3 treatments. At 50; 70; 90 and 110 DAS, were evaluated

  18. Assessment of catalase activity, lipid peroxidation, chlorophyll-a, and growth rate in the freshwater green algae Pseudokirchneriella subcapitata exposed to copper and zinc Evaluación de la actividad de la catalasa, peroxidación lipídica, clorofila-a y tasa de crecimiento en la alga verde de agua dulce Pseudokirchneriella subcapitata expuesta a cobre y zinc

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    Paulina Soto

    2011-07-01

    Full Text Available In this work, the effect of copper and zinc on green alga Pseudokirchneriella subcapitata was evaluated through catalase activity, lipid peroxidation by TBARS essay, growth rate, and the chlorophyll-a concentration. Catalase activity increased significantly (P En este trabajo, se evaluó el efecto del cobre y zinc en la alga verde Pseudokirchneriella subcapitata a través de la actividad catalasa, peroxidación lipídica por el ensayo TBARS, tasa de crecimiento y concentración de clorofila-a. La actividad catalasa aumentó significativamente (P < 0,05 en comparación al control en 0,1 mg L-1 y 0,075 mg L-1 de cobre y zinc respectivamente, mientras que el daño en la membrana celular expresado en nanomols/10(6 células de malondialdehído aumentó significativamente en 0,025 mg L-1 y 0,1 mg L-1 de cobre y zinc respectivamente. Por otra parte, hubo una disminución significativa (P < 0,05 en la concentración de clorofila-a en ambos metales a 0,075 mgL-1. Los resultados mostrados en actividad catalasa, peroxidación lipídica y concentración de clorofila-a son parámetros más sensibles que la tasa de crecimiento a los metales.

  19. Iron, zinc, copper and magnesium nutritional status in Mexican children aged 1 to 11 years Estado nutricio de hierro, zinc, cobre y magnesio en niños mexicanos de 1 a 11 años de edad

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    Ma. del Carmen Morales-Ruán

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE: To describe the micronutrient nutritional status of a national sample of 1-11 year old Mexican children surveyed in 2006 in National Health and Nutrition Survey (ENSANUT 2006 and their association with dietary and sociodemographic factors. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Serum samples were used (n=5 060 to measure the concentrations of ferritin, transferrin receptor, zinc, copper and magnesium. RESULTS: Prevalence of deficiencies in 1-4 and 5-11y old children were for iron (using low ferritin 26.0 and 13.0%; zinc, 28.1 and 25.8%, respectively; and copper, ≈30% in both age groups. Magnesium low serum concentrations (MLSC, were found in 12.0% and 28.4% of the children, respectively. Being beneficiary of Liconsa (OR=0.32; C.I.95%, 0.17-0.61 or belonging to higher socioeconomic status (OR=0.63; C.I.95%, 0.41-0.97 were protective against iron deficiency. Increasing age (OR=0.59; C.I.95%, 1.19-1.32 and living in the Central Region (OR=0.59; C.I.95%, 0.36-0.97 were protective against MLSC. CONCLUSIONS: Deficiencies of iron and zinc are serious public health problems in Mexican children.OBJETIVO: Describir el estado nutricio de micronutrimentos en niños de 1-11 años de edad de la Encuesta Nacional de Salud y Nutrición 2006 y su asociación con factores dietéticos y sociodemográficos. MATERIAL Y MÉTODOS: Se usaron muestras séricas (n=5060 para medir las concentraciones de ferritina, receptor de transferrina, zinc, cobre y magnesio. RESULTADOS: La prevalencias de deficiencias en niños de 1-4 y de 5 a 11 años fueron para ferritina, 26.0 y 13%; zinc, 28.1 y 25.8% respectivamente y cobre ≈30% en ambos grupos. Las concentraciones bajas de magnesio (CBM fueron 12.0 y 28.4%, respectivamente. Ser beneficiario de Liconsa (RM=0.32; IC 95%: 0.17-0.61 y pertenecer al nivel socioeconómico alto (RM=0.63; IC, 95%: 0.41-0.97 fueron protectores para deficiencia de hierro. La edad (RM=1.26; IC, 95%: 1.19-1.32 y vivir en la región Centro (RM=0.59; IC, 95

  20. Avaliação do uso de ervas medicinais como suplemento nutricional de ferro, cobre e zinco Evaluation of the use of medicinal grass as nutritional supplement of iron, copper and zinc

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    Édira Castello Branco de Andrade

    2005-09-01

    Full Text Available O cobre, ferro e zinco, considerados elementos essenciais ao corpo humano, apresentam biodisponibilidade variável em função da forma química que se encontram em um alimento. As ervas medicinais, amplamente utilizadas, podem apresentar novas indicações quanto a suplementação destes metais. Este trabalho tem por objetivo avaliar os teores de cobre, ferro e zinco em ervas medicinais, pós e ervas secas, e promover a extração seqüencial visando a biodisponibilidade. Os teores de cobre, ferro e zinco foram determinados através da espectroscopia de absorção atômica. A extração seqüencial foi aplicada com os extratores cloreto de cálcio 1,0M; ácido acético 0,1M com acetato de amônio 5% (pH=5,0; ácido acético 0,5M e HCl 0,5M. Os resultados apresentaram teores altos de cobre, ferro e zinco, quando comparados com outras fontes alimentícias destes metais, além de indicar que os mesmos se apresentam sob, no mínimo, 4 espécies químicas distintas nas ervas analisadas. O extrator I foi o de melhor eficiência para os três metais. Considerando que o consumo destas ervas é feito com visão farmacológica, acredita-se que uso das mesmas em preparos de alimentos pode favorecer a suplementação dos metais cobre, ferro e zinco.Copper, iron and zinc, considered essential elements in the human body, present changeable biodisponibility in chemical form more than if found in a food. Medicinal plants, widely used, can present new indications as to how much the suplementation of these metals, aiming at such an objective, can be shown to evaluate the amounts of copper, iron, and zinc in medicinal plants, powder and dry grass, and to promote the extraction sequencial aiming at the biodisponibility. The copper amount, iron and zinc had been determined through the spectroscopy of atomic absorption. The extraction sequencial was applied with the extractors calcium chloride 1,0M; acetic acid 0,1M with ammonium acetate 5% ( pH=5,0 ; acetic acid 0

  1. Avaliação da solubilidade de cobre e zinco em caldos de leguminosas Evaluation of the solubility of copper and zinc in a salty, watrry vegetatable soup

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    Édira Castello Branco de Andrade

    2003-12-01

    Full Text Available Os metais cobre e zinco podem se apresentar sob diversas formas químicas na natureza: como sais, estando sob a forma de íons I e II ou como compostos orgânicos, complexados com aminoácidos e proteínas. A forma mais biodisponível ao organismo é a forma de compostos organo quelados. Avaliando os teores dos metais em caldo de leguminosas processadas termicamente em meios salino e aquoso é possível avaliar a solubilidade destes metais. Duas marcas e dois lotes de amostras de feijão preto, feijão branco, feijão carioquinha, feijão mulatinho, feijão manteiga, ervilha e lentilha foram processadas termicamente em meios salino e aquoso e determinou-se os teores totais de cobre e zinco em seus caldos. Os caldos foram dissolvidos em HCl 2molL-1 e o teor total de cobre e zinco nas amostras foi determinado através da espectroscopia de absorção atômica em chama. Na análise da rejeição de resultados foi aplicado o teste Dixon e o teste t de student. Os resultados mostraram que a solubilidade média dos metais cobre e zinco nos meios aquoso e salino foram respectivamente 8 e 6%. Acredita-se que os compostos de cobre e zinco nas leguminosas analisadas não são compostos inorgânicos facilmente solúveis em água. Estudos de especiação podem auxiliar na análise da biodisponibilidade destes metais.Copper and zinc can appear in nature under chemical forms, such as salts, being as íons I and II or as organic compounds, synthesized as amino acids and proteins. The most bio-available form to the human body are organic compounds. The solubility of these metals can be determined by evaluating their ratio in a both of legumes thermally processed in an aqueous and a saline mediium. Samples of several varieties of beans, peas, lentils and chickpeas, in two batches containing two different brands of each variety, were thermally processeced in an aqueous and a saline medium and the total ratio of copper and zinc in their respective broths was

  2. The Cadmio XML healthcare record.

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    Barbera, Francesco; Ferri, Fernando; Ricci, Fabrizio L; Sottile, Pier Angelo

    2002-01-01

    The management of clinical data is a complex task. Patient related information reported in patient folders is a set of heterogeneous and structured data accessed by different users having different goals (in local or geographical networks). XML language provides a mechanism for describing, manipulating, and visualising structured data in web-based applications. XML ensures that the structured data is managed in a uniform and transparent manner independently from the applications and their providers guaranteeing some interoperability. Extracting data from the healthcare record and structuring them according to XML makes the data available through browsers. The MIC/MIE model (Medical Information Category/Medical Information Elements), which allows the definition and management of healthcare records and used in CADMIO, a HISA based project, is described in this paper, using XML for allowing the data to be visualised through web browsers.

  3. Avaliação do teor de cobre e zinco em carnes cruas, processadas termicamente, resfriadas e congeladas no período de um mês Evaluation of copper and zinc in meats thermally processed and conservated in freezer for a month

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    Édira Castello Branco de Andrade

    2004-09-01

    Full Text Available Para que elementos químicos, como o cobre e o zinco, sejam utilizados pelos sistemas biológicos, é necessário que estejam disponíveis para absorção, sendo assim, apenas a sua abundância na natureza não é fator que garanta a sua absorção. As carnes bovinas e de aves são de grande importância na alimentação, justamente por serem alimentos fonte de proteínas de alto valor biológico e lipídios. Processos de conservação através de refrigeração e congelamento, bem como processamento térmico, podem alterar fisicamente as carnes. Este trabalho tem como objetivo avaliar o comportamento de cobre e zinco em carnes resfriadas e conservadas em temperatura de congelamento por um período de 1 mês, processadas termicamente e in natura. Os teores de cobre e zinco foram determinados através da espectroscopia de absorção atômica. Os dados foram tratados estatisticamente através do teste de Grubs e t de Student. Mesmo com perdas no processamento térmico, e com a conservação em temperatura de congelamento durante o período de 4 semanas, o teor de cobre na maioria das amostras estudadas foi superior a 0,025mg%, e o do zinco superior a 0,3mg% para as amostras de carnes de aves e 0,6mg% para as amostras de carnes bovinas.Copper and zinc can appear in nature under chemical forms, the solubility of theses metals can be determinated bio-availability.Meats from cattle or chicken are sources of proteins and lipids wich are very important for human nutrition. Thermal processing as cooking, refrigeration and freezing can modifie fisical and chemical structures of meats tissues.Samples of meat from cattle and chicken, in two batches of each variety, were thermally processed and conservated in freezer for a month, and the total ratio of copper and zinc was determined through flame atomic absorption spectroscopy. Both the Grubs and t test by Student were used for the analysis. It was observed that, after freezing and thermal processing copper

  4. Comparação dos teores de cobre e zinco em leguminosas cruas e após serem processadas termicamente em meio salino e aquoso Evaluation of total amount of copper and zinc by legumes raw and thermally processed ina an aqueous and saline medium

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    E. C. B. Andrade

    2004-09-01

    Full Text Available O cobre e o zinco participam de diversas reações no organismo, diretamente ou como co-fatores de enzimas, e são considerados essenciais. Avaliar os teores destes, em leguminosas cruas e após processamento térmico, permite um conhecimento do comportamento destes metais em meio salino e aquoso o que auxiliará no conhecimento do aproveitamento destes pelo organismo humano. Amostras de feijões preto, branco, carioquinha, manteiga, mulatinho, ervilha, lentilha e grão-de-bico, duas marcas de cada tipo e em dois lotes, foram analisadas quanto ao teor total de cobre e zinco quando cruas e processadas termicamente em meio salino e aquoso. A abertura das amostras foi feita por calcinação a 550ºC. As amostras que foram processadas termicamente, passaram por dessecação em estufa a 105ºC antes da calcinação. O teor total de cobre e zinco nas amostras foi determinado através da espectrometria de absorção atômica em chama. Na análise da rejeição de resultados foram aplicados o teste Dixon e o teste t de Student. Observou-se que, após o processamento térmico em meio salino ou aquoso, a maioria das amostras não teve perda significativa dos teores de cobre e zinco em relação às amostras cruas. Considerando que os teores médios do cobre e zinco nas amostras cruas foram, respectivamente, de 0,75mg% e 3,2mg% ao ser consumido uma porção média de leguminosas, cerca de 50g, a mesma fornece aproximadamente 19% e 10% das necessidades diárias de cobre e zinco, respectivamente, para um homem adulto segundo a R.D.A.Copper and zinc are considered essential oligoelements to human nutrition, taking part in several reactions either directly or as enzymatic co-fators. The amount of these elements in legumes, both raw and thermally processed in an aqueous and saline medium, provides an insight into their behavior, thus allowing an understanding of how these metals are best utilized by the human body. Two different commercial samples of raw and

  5. Cobre e zinco no material percolado e no solo com a aplicação de água residuaria de suinocultura em solo cultivado com soja Copper and zinc in the lixiviated material and in the soil application of swine wastewater on soil cultivated with soybean

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    Adriana Smanhotto

    2010-04-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar possíveis efeitos da aplicação de taxas de água residuária de suinocultura (ARS, quanto às concentrações de cobre e zinco, tanto no solo quanto na água percolada de lisímetros de drenagem, durante o ciclo da cultura da soja. O experimento foi conduzido em ambiente protegido, onde havia 24 lisímetros de drenagem. Semeou-se soja cultivar CD 202, e foram aplicadas ARS nas seguintes dosagens: 0; 100; 200 e 300 m³ ha-1 no ciclo, combinadas com duas adubações na semeadura (com e sem adição da adubação recomendada na semeadura, em três repetições por tratamento. Foram feitas seis coletas do material percolado durante o ciclo da cultura e realizadas determinações de cobre e zinco. No solo, foram feitas três coletas em cada parcela experimental, para a determinação do pH, da matéria orgânica, da capacidade de troca catiônica, do cobre e do zinco. O delineamento foi em blocos casualizados, num esquema fatorial de 4 x 2. Observou-se que o cobre no solo não apresentou diferenças significativas com a aplicação de ARS e adubação, enquanto as concentrações de zinco no solo foram influenciadas pelas taxas aplicadas de ARS. As transferências de cobre e de zinco por percolação foram pouco expressivas.The objective of this paper is to evaluate the possible effects of applying different rates of swine wastewater (ARS, when it comes to the concentration of copper and zinc and in the percolated water of drainage lysimeters on the soil cultivated with soybeans. The experiment was conducted in a protected environment containing 24 drainage lysimeters. Cultivar CD 202 was sowed and swine wastewater was applied in the following dosages: 0, 100, 200, and 300 m³ ha-1 during the cycle, combined with two fertilizing at sewing (with and without added fertilizing recommended at sewing, in three repetitions per treatment. It was accomplished six collections of percolated material during the crop

  6. Metabolismo do cobre nas epilepsias

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    Luís Marques de Assis

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    Full Text Available Partindo do fato de que o metabolismo do cobre está alterado nas epilepsias, o autor estudou sob que forma essa alteração se manifesta e, mediante o uso de curare em pacientes mentais submetidos ao eletrochoque, a influência da hiperatividade muscular própria da crise convulsiva sobre o metabolismo do cobre. Além disso, o autor estudou as correlações entre sexo e idade dos pacientes epilépticos, de um lado, e cupremia e cuprorraquia, do outro, e fez a correlação entre os níveis de cobre do soro e do LCR desses pacientes. Nos pacientes epilépticos (84 foram colhidas amostras de sangue (81 casos e de LCR (66 casos em período intercrítico para dosagem do cobre total. Nos pacientes mentais (32 foram colhidas amostras de sangue antes e imediatamente após crise convulsiva determinada pelo eletrochoque simples (22 casos para dosagem de ceruloplasmina, e imediatamente após eletrochoque sob ação de curare (10 casos para dosagem do cobre total. Os resultados foram submetidos a análise estatística, tendo o autor chegado às seguintes conclusões: 1 o nível de cobre do sangue e do LCR dos pacientes epilépticos não depende do sexo nem da idade; 2 o teor de cobre do LCR está correlacionado com o do sangue nos pacientes epilépticos; 3 a supressão, mediante o uso de substância curarizante, das manifestações musculares da crise produzida pelo eletrochoque acarreta queda não significativa do nível de cobre do sangue; 4 a queda do nível de cobre do sangue após convulsões determinadas pelo eletrochoque depende da hiperatividade muscular que caracteriza a crise convulsiva; 5 a queda do nível de cobre do sangue após convulsões determinadas pelo eletrochoque depende principalmente do cobre de reação direta; 6 a queda dos níveis de cobre do sangue após convulsões determinadas pelo eletrochoque é devida à pas* sagem desse elemento para os espaços intracelulares.

  7. Influência da competição catiônica nos valores de fator de retardamento e coeficiente de dispersão-difusão de zinco e cobre no solo Effect of the cationic competition on the retarding factor and dispersion-diffusion coefficient of zinc and copper in soil

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    Mauro A. Martinez

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    Full Text Available Objetivando-se avaliar os efeitos da competição catiônica nos valores do fator de retardamento (f r e do coeficiente de dispersão-difusão (D realizaram-se ensaios de mobilidade de metais em colunas de lixiviação submetidas a escoamento permanente e saturado. Foram aplicadas soluções de zinco (700 mg L-1, cobre (200 mg L-1 e de zinco mais cobre, nas mesmas concentrações, para obtenção das respectivas curvas de eluição. Os materiais de solo utilizados foram retirados dos horizontes A, B e C de um Latossolo Vermelho-Amarelo, álico (LVa e de um Podzólico Vermelho-Amarelo, câmbico fase terraço (PVc coletados no município de Viçosa, MG. Nos solos estudados em todos os horizontes, o cobre apresentou maiores valores de fator de retardamento que o zinco, indicando apresentar maior interação com a fração sólida do solo. As baixas velocidades de avanço das soluções proporcionaram a obtenção de baixos valores de coeficiente de dispersão-difusão no solo e a competição catiônica diminuiu a capacidade de retenção dos cátions no solo.The effects of the cationic competition on the retarding factor (fr and the dispersion-diffusion coefficient (D were evaluated with conducting metal mobility trials in leaching columns submitted to a saturated and steady flow. Solutions of zinc (700 mg L-1, copper (200 mg L-1 and zinc plus copper in the same concentrations, were used to obtain elution curves. Soil materials from the A, B and C horizons of Oxisol (LVa and of Ultisol (PVc, collected in Viçosa, MG, were used. In all soil materials used, copper presented higher retarding factor values than zinc, which indicates a higher copper-soil interaction. The low velocities of the solutions resulted in low dispersion-diffusion coefficient values. Cationic competition decreased the soil retention capacity for the cations.

  8. Development of gluten-free cookie from medicinal plants (Guaraná - Paullinea cupana and Catuaba - Anemopaegma mirandum aiming at copper, iron, and zinc supplementation Elaboração de biscoito sem glúten a base de ervas medicinais (Guaraná - Paullinea cupana e Catuaba - Anemopaegma mirandum visando suplementação de cobre, ferro e zinco

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    Karina Emerick de Oliveira

    2009-09-01

    Full Text Available Two flavors of cookies were developed (savory and peppery containing a mixture of plants such as "guaraná" (Paullinia cupana and "catuaba" (Anemopaegma mirandum. A test of acceptance and buying intention was applied to 48 consumers through a structured hedonic scale of 9 points. Afterwards, the centesimal compositions of these cookies were obtained as well as their total contents of copper, iron, and zinc through the method of atomic absorption spectrometry with flame. Sensorial tests indicated that the cookies presented good acceptance with potential to sensorial growth. The amount of fibers in the samples, 3 g/100 g, surpassed expectations since the product was not invented with the intention of being a source of this nutrient. The total amount of copper (0.41 mg.100 g-1, iron (4.50 mg.100 g-1, and zinc (1.32 mg.100 g-1 was considered good. The cookies produced can be considered good sources of fibers, copper, iron, and zinc. Furthermore, they are beneficial to people affected by celiac disease because they lack gluten. They also present functional properties. In addition, the medicinal plants used are considered energetic.Foram elaborados dois biscoitos (salgado e apimentado à base de guaraná e catuaba. Testes de aceitação e de intenção de compra foram aplicados em 48 consumidores. Determinou-se a composição centesimal dos produtos elaborados bem como os teores totais de cobre, ferro e zinco através da espectrometria de absorç��o atômica em chama. Os testes sensoriais indicaram que os biscoitos apresentam boa aceitação com potencial de crescimento sensorial. O teor de fibras encontrado nos biscoitos, 3 g/100 g, ultrapassou as expectativas, pois não foram inicialmente elaborados com esta finalidade. Os teores totais de cobre (0,41 mg.100 g-1, ferro (4,50 mg.100 g-1 e zinco (1,32 mg.100 g-1 permitem que o produto possa ser considerado fonte destes minerais. O produto obtido, além de ter a ação "energética" das plantas

  9. Levels of cadmium, lead, cooper and zinc in vegetables cultivated in a highly urbanized area of La Havana city, Cuba; Niveles de cadmio, plomo, cobre y zinc en hortalizas cultivadas en una zona altamente urbanizada de la ciudad de la Habana, Cuba

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    In this paper we report levels of Cu, Pb, Cd and Zn in soils and vegetables grown in a highly urbanized area of La Havana city. We studied 17 farms dedicated to urban agriculture in an area of two kilometers around the landfill -Calle 100- during 2006 and 2007. For the study, samples of the soil and all the vegetables ready to harvest were taken from the farms. The heavy metals Cu, Zn, Pb and Cd were analyzed by atomic absorption spectrophotometry. The levels of heavy metals in agricultural soils varied in the following ranges: Cd(0.24-2.1 mg/kg), Cu(38.4-81.3 mg/kg), Pb(18.1-138.5 mg/kg) and Zn(44.1-294.7 mg/kg). For Zn and Pb, some farm soils (35 and 52% respectively) exceeded the ranges in which these metals are found in Cuban agricultural soils. For Pb, 23% of the soils exceeded levels considered phyto toxic and limits in some international standards. The 12.5% of the samples of vegetables collected exceeded the maximum permissible levels of this pollutant in food for human consumption set by Cuban and international standards. The results indicate the need for strict crop monitoring in the area. (Author)

  10. Determination of silver, gold, zinc and copper in mineral samples by various techniques of instrumental neutron activation analysis; Determinacion de plata, oro, zinc y cobre en muestras minerales mediante diversas tecnicas de analisis por activacion de neutrones instrumental

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    Rodriguez R, N. I.; Rios M, C.; Pinedo V, J. L. [Universidad Autonoma de Zacatecas, Unidad Academica de Estudios Nucleares, Cipres No. 10, Fracc. La Penuela, 98068 Zacatecas, Zac. (Mexico); Yoho, M.; Landsberger, S., E-mail: neisla126@hotmail.com [University of Texas at Austin, Nuclear Engineering Teaching Laboratory, Austin 78712, Texas (United States)

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    Using the method of instrumental neutron activation analysis, mineral exploration samples were analyzed in order to determine the concentrations of silver, gold, zinc and copper; these minerals being the main products of benefit of Tizapa and Cozamin mines. Samples were subjected to various techniques, where the type of radiation and counting methods were chosen based on the specific isotopic characteristics of each element. For calibration and determination of concentrations the comparator method was used, certified standards were subjected to the same conditions of irradiation and measurement that the prospecting samples. The irradiations were performed at the research reactor TRIGA Mark II of the University of Texas at Austin. The silver concentrations were determined by Cyclical Epithermal Neutron Activation Analysis. This method in combination with the transfer pneumatic system allowed a good analytical precision and accuracy in prospecting for silver, from photo peak measurement 657.7 keV of short half-life radionuclide {sup 110}Ag. For the determination of gold and zinc, Epithermal Neutron Activation Analysis was used, the photo peaks analyzed corresponded to the energies 411.8 keV of radionuclide {sup 199}Au and 438.6 keV of metastable radionuclide {sup 69m}Zn. On the other hand, copper quantification was based on the photo peak analysis of 1039.2 keV produced by the short half-life radionuclide {sup 66}Cu, by Thermal Neutron Activation Analysis. The photo peaks measurement corresponding to gold, zinc and copper was performed using a Compton suppression system, which allowed an improvement in the signal to noise relationship, so that better detection limits and low uncertainties associated with the results were obtained. Comparing elemental concentrations the highest values in silver, zinc and copper was for samples of mine Tizapa. Regarding gold values were found in the same range for both mines. To evaluate the precision and accuracy of the methods used

  11. Aplicação de água residuária de suinocultura em solo cultivado com soja: cobre e zinco no material escoado e no solo Swine wastewater application in soil cultivated with soybean: copper and zinc in the runoff material and in the soil

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    Tatiane C. dal Bosco

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar a poluição difusa referente ao cobre e ao zinco no solo e no material de escoamento superficial quando da aplicação de água residuária de suinocultura (ARS em solo cultivado com soja, sob condição de chuva simulada. O experimento foi instalado em Toledo - PR, sendo aplicadas ao solo cinco taxas de ARS (0; 50; 100; 150 e 200 m³ ha-1 no ciclo, em três repetições por tratamento, divididas em seis aplicações ao longo do ciclo da soja. Foram instaladas calhas coletoras do material escoado e fizeram-se seis simulações de chuva durante o experimento, resultando em seis coletas do material escoado. Ao final do ciclo da soja, foram coletadas amostras de solo em cada uma das parcelas experimentais, em três profundidades, para a determinação do pH, da capacidade de troca de cátions, da matéria orgânica, do cobre e do zinco. Observou-se que houve perda de cobre e de zinco via escoamento superficial e que as maiores concentrações de cobre foram verificadas nas profundidades de 20-40 e 40-60 cm, enquanto o zinco apresentou maior concentração na camada de 0-20 cm e, ao final do experimento, aumentou nas demais profundidades.The objective of this work was to evaluate the diffuse pollution regarding to the copper and to the zinc in the soil and in the runoff material due to the application of swine wastewater (ARS in soil cultivated with soybean, under simulated rain condition. The experiment was installed in Toledo - PR, Brazil, and it was applied to the soil five rates of ARS (0; 50; 100; 150 and 200 m³ ha-1 in the cycle, in three replications for treatment, divided in six applications along the cycle of the soybean. Gutters were installed gutters to collect the runoff material and it was made six rain simulations during the experiment, resulting in six collections of the runoff. At the end of the soybean cycle, soil samples were collected in each one of the experimental plots, at three depths

  12. Efeitos da deficiência de cobre, zinco e magnésio sobre o sistema imune de crianças com desnutrição grave Effects of copper, zinc and magnesium deficiency on the immune system of severely malnourished children

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    Érika Michelle C. de Macêdo

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Esclarecer as repercussões da deficiência de cobre, zinco e magnésio sobre o sistema imune de crianças desnutridas graves. FONTES DE DADOS: Foi realizada revisão bibliográfica mediante consulta às bases de dados Pubmed Medline, Lilacs e SciELO, selecionando-se publicações científicas recentes, da última década, e representativas do tema por meio dos descritores: desnutrição infantil, cobre, zinco, magnésio e sistema imune. SÍNTESE DE DADOS: Os micronutrientes são compostos orgânicos essenciais. Além de sua função regulatória, atuam de maneira decisiva na modulação da resposta imune. Sua deficiência pode ocorrer devido à ingestão inadequada ou associada a doenças específicas. Quando associada à desnutrição, a multideficiência de minerais pode acarretar disfunções imunológicas e aumento na suscetibilidade a infecções, afetando gravemente a eficácia de intervenções terapêuticas. Cobre, zinco e magnésio atuam como cofatores de enzimas responsáveis tanto por diversas atividades metabólicas como na resposta imune inata e adquirida, além do papel importante na maturação dos tecidos e células linfoides. Sua deficiência acarreta neutropenia e linfopenia, comprometendo a imunocompetência. CONCLUSÕES: As alterações ocasionadas pelos déficits séricos dos minerais cobre, zinco e magnésio comprometem o funcionamento do sistema imune, levando à imunossupressão. A reposição desses elementos no manejo da desnutrição grave, como preconizada pela Organização Mundial da Saúde, é essencial, uma vez que tais alterações podem ser reversíveis.OBJECTIVE: To report the effects of the deficiency of copper, zinc and magnesium on the immune system of severely malnourished children. DATA SOURCE: A literature review was performed by consulting the databases Pubmed Medline, Lilacs and SciELO, using the descriptors: child malnutrition, copper, zinc, magnesium and immune system. Representative

  13. RESIDUAL CONCENTRATION OF COPPER, IRON, MANGANESE AND ZINC IN EUTROPHIC 'LATOSSOLO ROXO’ UNDER DIFFERENT SOIL MANAGEMENTS CONCENTRAÇÕES RESIDUAIS DE COBRE, FERRO, MANGANÊS E ZINCO EM LATOSSOLO ROXO EUTRÓFICO SOB DIFERENTES TIPOS DE MANEJO

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    Durval Dourado Neto

    2007-09-01

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    The removal of micronutrients from soil by grains and burning of cultural remains constitute the main means of soilexhaustion. The correction of soil fertility and the adapted soilmanagement have been the means used to maintain the grainproduction. The soybean, corn, rice and common bean crops were developed in an eutrophic ‘latossolo roxo’, submitted to fourmanagement systems: 1 no-till, 2 deep moldboard plowing, 3shallow harrow plowing and 4 deep stirring, using a chiseling plower and three level of fertilization: 1 Check (natural soil fertility, 2 Goiás State recommendation and 3 Fertilizers to cover the nutrients extracted by grain exportation. Larger values of the pH were observed in the superficial layer of soil submitted to deep moldboard plowing in relation to no-till, shallow harrow plowing and deep stirring. Uniform distributions of iron, manganese and zinc were observed in areas submitted to deep moldboard plowing. The 40-60 cm layer presented similar concentrations in all types of soil management. Copper tried in the superficial layer and at deepest layers can be explained by the larger concentration of organic matter and origin of the soil. No variation was observed in relation to fertilizers application.

    KEY-WORDS: Micronutrients; no till system; cerrado soil.

    A exportação dos micronutrientes do solo pelos grãos e a queima dos restos culturais constituem os principais meios de esgotamento do solo. A correção da fertilidade e o manejo adequado do solo têm sido os meios usados para manter a produção de grãos. Desenvolveram-se culturas de soja, milho, arroz e feijão em um latossolo roxo eutrófico, submetidas a quatro sistemas de manejo: 1 plantio direto; 2 escarificação profunda; 3 grade aradora; e 4 aração profunda, e a três níveis de adubação: 1

  14. Zinc

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    ... can function properly. Full-term newborns that are underweight.. Most research suggests that taking zinc supplements during ... infant. However, adding zinc to nutritional supplementation for underweight, full-term infants in developing countries seems to ...

  15. Zinc Fertilization Effects on Seed Cadmium Accumulation in Oilseed and Grain Crops Grown on North Dakota Soils Efecto de la Fertilización con Zinc en la Acumulación de Cadmio en Semillas Oleaginosas y Cereales producidos en Suelos de Dakota del Norte

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    Gonzalo A Rojas-Cifuentes

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available The Cd concentration in the seed of crops depends on various soil factors including parent material, texture, pH, soil redox, and salinity. Cadmium accumulation also varies among crop species and cultivars within a species. Cadmium and Zn may have either an antagonistic or a synergistic effect on plant uptake that can be influenced by the soil Cd and Zn concentrations. The objective was to determine the effect of Zn fertilizer additions on the seed Cd of nine crops commonly grown in North Dakota, USA. Studies were conducted at five North Dakota locations representing different soil series during 1994 and 1995. In Experiment 1, nine crops common in North Dakota were grown with and without the addition of 25 kg ha-1 Zn fertilizer. Among crops evaluated, the greatest seed Cd accumulation occurred in flax (Linum usitatissimum L. followed by sunflower (Helianthus annuus L., soybean (Glycine max [L.] Merr., and durum wheat (Triticum turgidum L. var. durum. In Experiment 2, two durum wheats and one flax cultivar were grown under three Zn treatments of 0, 5, and 25 kg ha-1. In Experiment again flax had the higher seed Cd level compared with the two durum varieties. Based on the results from both studies, addition of Zn fertilizer did not consistently reduce seed Cd content, and even when statistically significant, the level of reduction was small and not likely to impact marketability of Cd accumulating crops such as flax, sunflower, soybean, and durum.La concentración de Cd en semillas depende de varios factores, tanto del suelo como de la planta. Cadmio y Zn pueden tener efectos antagónicos o sinérgicos en la absorción de la planta dependiendo de las concentraciones de Cd y Zn existentes en el suelo. El objetivo de este estudio fue determinar el efecto de la fertilización con Zn en la acumulación de Cd en la semilla de diversos cultivos comúnmente producidos en Dakota del Norte, EE.UU. Dos estudios fueron realizados en cinco localidades en

  16. Bioaccumulation of copper, zinc, cadmium and lead by Bacillus sp., Bacillus cereus, Bacillus sphaericus and Bacillus subtilis Bioacumulação de cobre, zinco, cádmio e chumbo por Bacillus sp., Bacillus cereus, Bacillus sphaericus e Bacillus subtilis

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    Antonio Carlos Augusto da Costa

    2001-03-01

    Full Text Available This work presents some results on the use of microbes from the genus Bacillus for uptake of cadmium, zinc, copper and lead ions. Maximum copper bioaccumulations were 5.6 mol/g biomass for B. sphaericus, 5.9 mol/g biomass for B. cereus and B. subtilis, and 6.4 mol/g biomass for Bacillus sp. Maximum zinc bioaccumulations were 4.3 mol/g biomass for B. sphaericus, 4.6 mol/g biomass for B. cereus, 4.8 mol/g biomass for Bacillus sp. and 5.0 mol/g biomass for B. subtilis. Maximum cadmium bioaccumulations were 8.0 mol/g biomass for B. cereus, 9.5 mol/g biomass for B. subtilis, 10.8 mol/g biomass for Bacillus sp. and 11.8 mol/g biomass for B. sphaericus. Maximum lead biomaccumulations were 0.7 mol/g biomass for B. sphaericus, 1.1 mol/g biomass for B. cereus, 1.4 mol/g biomass for Bacillus sp. and 1.8 mol/g biomass for B. subtilis. The different Bacillus strains tested presented distinct uptake capacities, and the best results were obtained for B. subtilis and B. cereus.Este trabalho apresenta resultados de acumulação dos íons metálicos cádmio, zinco, cobre e chumbo por bactérias do gênero Bacillus. A bioacumulação máxima de cobre foi 5,6 mol/g biomassa para B. sphaericus, 5,9 mol/g biomassa para B. cereus e B. subtilis, e 6,4 mol/g biomassa para Bacillus sp.. A bioacumulação máxima de zinco foi 4,3 mol/g biomassa para B. sphaericus, 4,6 mol/g biomassa para B. cereus, 4,8 mol/g biomassa para Bacillus sp. e 5,0 mol/g biomassa para B. subtilis. A bioacumulação máxima de cádmio foi 8,0 mol/g biomassa para B. cereus, 9,5 mol/g biomassa para B. subtilis, 10,8 mol/g biomassa para Bacillus sp. e 11,8 mol/g biomassa para B. sphaericus. A bioacumulação máxima de chumbo foi 0,7 mol/g biomassa para B. sphaericus, 1,1 mol/g biomassa para B. cereus, 1,4 mol/g biomassa para Bacillus sp. e 1,8 mol/g biomassa para B. subtilis. As distintas linhagens de Bacillus testadas apresentaram variáveis capacidades de carregamento de íons metálicos, sendo os

  17. Determinación de cobre y zinc en muestras falseadas de latón. Niveles de abertura como propuesta de enseñanza de la técnica de titulación complexométrica

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    Jaime A. Casas

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    Full Text Available El siguiente artículo realiza un acercamiento a conceptos relacionados con temáticas sobre la titulación complexométrica, propias de la química analítica, desde una estrategia didáctica denominada niveles de abertura, enfocada en el trabajo de laboratorio y el aprendizaje cooperativo como técnica pedagógica. Este trabajo constituye una propuesta que apunta a generar en los estudiantes procesos cognitivos de alto orden que conlleven desde el conocimiento, comprensión y aplicación hasta el análisis, síntesis y evaluación de información conexa con procesos propios de diversos tipos de métodos analíticos. Se empleó como practica pretexto, la determinación complexométrica de cobre y zinc en una muestra falseada (spiked de latón. La utilización de muestras falseadas ofrece una variante exquisita en la enseñanza de procesos de titulación complexométrica. Así, este trabajo ofrece a los docentes una propuesta de intervención didáctica que combina niveles de abertura, aprendizaje cooperativo y diseño de muestras falseadas, para enseñar tópicos descuidados de este ámbito y a los estudiantes la oportunidad de transformar significantes en significados. En este trabajo se muestran resultados favorables al proceso de aprendizaje, aplicados sobre un colectivo de maestros en ejercicio, estudiantes del programa de Maestría en Docencia de la Química de la Universidad Pedagógica Nacional, en Bogotá.

  18. Proteinograma e teores de cobre, ferro e zinco no soro sanguíneo de ovelhas da raça Santa Inês com mastite experimental por Staphylococcus aureus Proteinogram and serum concentrations of copper, iron and zinc in Santa Inês ewes with Staphylococcus aureus experimentally induced mastitis

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    Nivaldo de Azevêdo Costa

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    Full Text Available Este estudo teve por objetivo avaliar o proteinograma e os teores de cobre, ferro e zinco no soro sangüíneo de ovelhas com mastite induzida por cepa de campo de Staphylococcus aureus. Foram utilizadas 10 ovelhas da raça Santa Inês, primíparas, recém-paridas, com aproximadamente dois anos de idade e bom estado nutricional. Inoculou-se na metade direita da glândula mamária 1,0x10(4 UFC/mL da bactéria, enquanto que a metade esquerda serviu como controle. Os animais foram acompanhados diariamente e a partir do diagnóstico clínico de mastite, procedeu-se colheita do material para realização do proteinograma sérico em gel de poliacrilamida contendo dodecil sulfato de sódio (SDS-PAGE e para determinação do teor plasmático de fibrinogênio e das concentrações séricas de cobre, ferro e zinco em 16 momentos a saber: antes da inoculação (controle e 12h, 24h, 36h, 48h, 60h, 72h, 84h, 96h, 108h, 120h, 132h, 168h, 180h, 288h e 336h após a inoculação (p.i.. Todas as ovelhas apresentaram quadro clínico de mastite, com perda da funcionalidade da glândula mamária. O proteinograma permitiu a identificação de 23 proteínas, cujos pesos moleculares (PM variaram de 26.000 a 185.000 dáltons (Da, incluindo proteínas de fase aguda, IgG e IgA. Notou-se aumento significativo nas concentrações de haptoglobina e ceruloplasmina, assim como de IgG e IgA. Não se constatou alteração nos teores de antitripisina e de glicoproteína ácida .Verificou-se diminuição nos teores de ferro e zinco e elevação na concentração de cobre. Constatou-se correlação positiva entre o teor plasmático de fibrinogênio e as concentrações séricas de ceruloplasmina (r=0,74, a haptoglobina (r=0,62 e IgA(r=0,62. Estes resultados mostram a importância das proteínas de fase aguda ceruloplasmina e haptoglobina como indicadores auxiliares da infecção intramamária de ovelhas, assim como ratifica a relevância do fibrinogênio como marcador inflamat

  19. Synthesis and characterization of strontium molybdate doped with copper, cobalt and zinc for purposes photocatalytic; Sintese e caracterizacao do molibdato de estroncio dopado com cobre, cobalto e zinco para fins fotocataliticos

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    The broad concerns of contemporary society with environmental problems requires legislation and more effective techniques for wastewater treatment. In recent years, ceramic materials that have properties such as high melting points and high stability have been receiving great emphasis in several studies in particular heterogeneous photocatalysis, rapid and efficient method for the complete mineralization of contaminants. In this context, the present work deals with the synthesis and characterization of molybdate Strontium (SrMoO4) doped with copper, cobalt and zinc for the purpose of photocatalytic studies. The compounds were synthesized by complexation method EDTA / Citrate basic medium. The powders were characterized by Thermogravimetric Analysis (TG), X-Ray Diffraction (XRD), Particle size distribution by laser diffraction, Spectroscopy in the UV-Visible region, Energy Dispersive Spectroscopy (EDS) and Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM), showing promising results as the crystalline phase of development and potential uses for the purpose of heterogeneous photocatalysis. (author)

  20. Contenido de plomo y cadmio en aceites de girasol

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    López Martínez, M. C.

    2001-08-01

    Full Text Available We have studied the lead and cadmium content in 21 samples of sunflower oil from Andalucía (Southern Spain. These elements are toxicological importance and the sunflower oil is widely consumed in Spain. Samples were mineralized with nitric acid and vanadium pentoxide as catalyst, and ana lyzed using electrothermal atomization atomic absorption spectroscopy. The temperature-time programme for the graphite furnace was optimized for each element, and the accuracy, precision, sensitivity and detection limit of the method were evaluated. Concentrations of lead ranged from not detectable to 167.58 μg/kg and cadmium concentrations ranged from 0.87 to 8.30 μg/kg. The data obtained are not excessive and similar to those mentioned by other authors; however, one sample of the total analyzed surpassed the limit of 0.1 ppm of lead proposed by the Spanish and European Legislation. A statistical significative correlation has been established between Pb and Cd levels (p Se ha determinado el contenido de plomo y cadmio en 21 muestras de aceite de girasol, todas ellas producidas en Andalucía (Sur de España. Ambos elementos tienen una gran importancia toxicológica y el aceite de girasol es muy consumido en España. Las muestras han sido mineralizadas con ácido nítrico, utilizando pentóxido de vanadio como catalizador, y analizadas mediante espectroscopia de absorción atómica con atomización electrotérmica. Se ha optimizado el programa temperatura-tiempo del horno de grafito para cada elemento y se ha evaluado la exactitud, precisión, sensibilidad y límite de detección del método. Las concentraciones de plomo han oscilado entre no detectables y 167.58 μg/kg y las concentraciones de cadmio entre 0.87 y 8.30 μg/kg. Estos datos no resultan excesivos y concuerdan con los aportados por otros autores; no obstante, una de las muestras analizadas supera el límite máximo de 0.1 ppm de Pb establecido en las Legislaciones Española y Europea. Se

  1. The Punta del Cobre Formation, Punta del Cobre Candelaria area, northern Chile

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    Marschik, Robert; Fontboté, Lluís.

    2001-09-01

    The Punta del Cobre Formation hosts the iron oxide-rich Cu-Au(-Zn-Ag) deposits of the Punta del Cobre belt, Chile. Hydrothermal alteration associated with mineralization and/or contact metamorphism caused by the Coastal Batholith exposed in the west resulted in new mineral assemblages and significant changes in the geochemical composition of its rocks. This paper presents a redefinition of the Punta del Cobre Formation and discusses its geologic context. The Punta del Cobre Formation is subdivided, from bottom to top, into: (1) the 'Geraldo-Negro Member', composed mainly of massive andesitic volcanic rocks (>300 m) and locally dacitic rocks (up to 200 m) that overlie the latter, and (2) the 'Algarrobos Member' (up to >800 m) comprising mainly volcaniclastic rocks, basalt andesitic and basaltic flows, and volcanic breccias. The Punta del Cobre Formation is overlain by the Chañarcillo Group, the lowest part of which is represented by alternating carbonate and volcaniclastic beds of the Abundancia Formation, which pass vertically and laterally into limestones of the Nantoco Formation. The contact between the Punta del Cobre Formation and the overlying Abundancia Formation is transitional and defined by the first continuous bed of massive limestone or its metamorphosed equivalent. A pre-upper Valanginian age for the Punta del Cobre Formation is suggested by ammonites of Berriasian age found in the upper part of the Algarrobos Member and Late Valanginian-Early Hauterivian fauna in the overlying Abundancia Formation. Despite the intense alteration, immobile element compositions of the volcanic rocks of the Punta del Cobre Formation enable the recognition of a calc-alkaline suite with a trend to more primitive, less differentiated magmas towards the top of the stratigraphic sequence, reflecting initial stages of basin development. The transgressive nature of the sedimentary part of the Punta del Cobre Formation marks the onset of increased subsidence that eventually

  2. Toxicología de metales y minerales

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    García Fernández, Antonio Juan

    2011-01-01

    Presentaciones de los temas de Toxicología de metales y minerales: mercurio, cadmio, plomo, cobre, arsénico, flúor, selenio, zinc, talio, etc impartidas en la asignatura de Toxicología en el curso 2011/12. Se aborda desde las perspectivas ambiental, alimentaria y clínica, tanto sobre los animales como sobre las personas. Presentaciones de los temas de Toxicología de metales y minerales: mercurio, cadmio, plomo, cobre, arsénico, flúor, selenio, zinc, talio, etc impartidas en la asignatura d...

  3. Phytomass of beans and grain production as affected by zinc, copper and cadmium doses and bentonite application Fitomassa e produção do feijão afetadas pelas doses de zinco, cobre e cádmio e aplicação de bentonita

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    Gilvanise A. Tito

    2011-07-01

    Full Text Available The objective of this study was to determine the effect of zinc, copper and cadmium on phytomass and grain production and to evaluate indirectly the adsorbent effect of bentonite clay by determining the accumulation of these heavy metals in bean plants. The study consisted of three separate experiments (one for each cation with the application of three doses of bentonite (0, 30 and 60 t ha-1 in pots containing separately 50 mg of Zn; Cu and Cd kg-1 of soil, with three replicates. Thus, each experiment consisted of 9 experimental units. In each one, a bean plant was cultivated and after 65 days, samples of leaves, stems, roots and grains were collected. Afterwards, the samples were dried, weighed, grinded and the concentrations of Zn, Cu and Cd were determined. The phytomass of leaves of the plant growing on the soil with Zn, the Zn concentration in the whole plant and the Cd concentration in the leaves, stem and grains were significantly influenced by the bentonite application. Zn and Cd concentration in leaves, stem and grains decreased with the application of bentonite, indicating a positive effect of the clay application to the soil on the adsorption of these metals, decreasing the availability for plants. Zn was the most accumulated element in the plant, followed by Cd and Cu. The Zn, Cu and Cd accumulation in the plant obeyed the following sequence: stem > leaves > grains > roots; roots > stem > grains > leaves; roots > stem > leaves > grains, respectively.Objetivou-se, com este trabalho, estudar o efeito do cobre, zinco e cádmio em fitomassa e produção de grãos e avaliar indiretamente o efeito adsorvente da argila bentonita, determinando o acúmulo de metais pesados em plantas de feijão. O estudo consistiu de três experimentos separados (um para cada cátion, com a aplicação de três doses de bentonita (0, 30 e 60 t ha-1 em vasos contendo, separadamente, 50 mg de Zn, 50 mg de Cu e 50 mg de Cd kg-1 de solo, com três repeti

  4. Cobre no controle da verminose gastrintestinal em ovinos

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    Gonçalves Isabel Gonçalves de

    2004-01-01

    Full Text Available Este estudo teve o objetivo de verificar o tempo de proteção do cobre contra reinfecções por helmintos gastrintestinais de ovinos em pastejo. Foram utilizados 32 ovinos da raça Corriedale, com aproximadamente 18 meses de idade, mantidos em campo nativo naturalmente contaminado por trichostrongilídeos. Os animais foram pesados e dosificados. Após, foram alocados a quatro grupos experimentais: T I (tratado com cobre e necropsiado no 28ºdia; T II (sem cobre e necropsiado no 28º dia; T III (tratado com cobre e necropsiado no 56ºdia; T IV (sem cobre e necropsiado no 56º dia. Os grupos T I e T III receberam, via oral, uma cápsula gelatinosa de quatro gramas, contendo 3,4 gramas de óxido de cobre. Os ovinos foram avaliados semanalmente através de contagem de ovos por grama de fezes (OPG, volume globular (VG, aspartato aminotransferase (AST e concentrações de cobre no plasma. Ao abate, foram determinados: carga parasitária, concentrações de cobre no fígado e peso dos fígados. Os resultados demostraram que os níveis de cobre no plasma não tiveram alterações significativas (P>0,05 entre os diversos tratamentos. Quanto aos níveis de cobre detectados no fígado dos animais abatidos observou-se que os lotes medicados com cobre, apresentaram níveis mais elevados que os não medicados (Pe TII. Quanto à avaliação do OPG, não foram observadas diferenças significativas entre os grupos (P>0,05. Com relação aos parasitos gastrintestinais, detectou-se que a administração de cobre contribuiu significativamente para uma menor reinfecção apenas pelo Haemonchus contortus e somente nos animais abatidos na quarta semana após o tratamento, quando a redução foi de 60% nos medicados (P0,05. Com base nesses resultados, podemos concluir que 3,4 gramas de óxido de cobre podem ser efetivas na redução das reinfecções por H. contortus, durante quatro semanas sem causar toxicidade para ovinos criados extensivamente.

  5. Movilidad del cadmio en suelos cultivados con trigo en Tangua, Nariño, Colombia

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    Menjivar F. Juan

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    En muestras de suelo colocadas en núcleos de PVC (11 cm de diámetro y 40 cm de largo se aplicaron en forma fraccionada 0, 50, 100 y 150 ppm de cadmio y se incubaron por cuatro meses manteniendo la humedad a capacidad de campo. Se evaluó el contenido de Cd-total y Cd – intercambiable en la parte superior, media e inferior de los núcleos. Los contenidos de Cd- total en el testigo no sobrepasaron el límite permisible de 3 ppm esta­blecido por OMS-FAO. La mayor concentración Cd – total aplicado y Cd intercambiable se encontró en la parte superior de los núcleos, lo cual indica baja movilidad del cadmio en el perfil de los suelos evaluados.

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  6. Distribuição espacial de cobre, zinco e níquel em um Latossolo após quinze anos da aplicação de lodo de esgoto Soil spatial distribution of copper, zinc and nickel fifteen years after last application of sewage sludge

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    Carlos Antonio Centurion Maciel

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available A utilização agrícola do lodo de esgoto como fonte de nutrientes para as plantas é uma das alternativas mais viáveis de reciclar este material sem comprometer a qualidade do meio ambiente. Este trabalho foi realizado visando quantificar e mapear os teores de cobre, zinco e níquel em um solo após quinze anos da aplicação de lodo de esgoto (LE. De 1983 a 1987, a área experimental foi utilizada em um ensaio com doses de 0, 20, 40, 60 e 80 Mg ha-1 de lodo de esgoto e de nitrogênio (0, 50, 100 e 150 kg ha-1 em cultivo de milho. Com o término deste experimento, o solo permaneceu sob pousio com gramínea (Brachiaria decumbens Stapf e, em 2002, foram coletadas novas amostras de terra, nas camadas de 0-20 cm e de 20-40 cm de profundidade e da parte aérea das plantas de maneira georreferenciada. As amostragens foram realizadas a cada 3 m sobre três transeções distantes 15 m uma da outra e locadas em ângulo de 45º em relação aos limites da área experimental, totalizando 50 pontos amostrais. Os dados foram analisados inicialmente em função dos momentos estatísticos descritivos e a variabilidade espacial dos atributos do solo e da planta foi determinada por análise geoestatística utilizando semivariogramas que permitiram também a obtenção de mapas interpolados por krigagem desses parâmetros. Os atributos do solo pH, MOS e CTC não estão correlacionados com os teores de Cu, Zn e Ni no solo e nas plantas. Tanto o DTPA quanto o Mehlich-3 foram eficientes na predição da disponibilidade de Zn no solo e na planta. Após 15 anos da aplicação de biossólido, os teores de Cu, Zn e Ni na camada de 0 - 20 cm de profundidade e determinados tanto com DTPA quanto Mehlich-3, estavam com estrutura de dependência espacial classificada como forte e/ou moderada. O grau de dependência espacial dos teores de Cu, Zn e Ni, nas plantas, foi diferente do verificado para esses elementos no solo.Application of sewage sludge (SS in agricultural land

  7. Lixiviacion de concentrados de cobre utilizando NaCl y el cobre soluble aportado por el propio concentrado.

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    Herreros, O.; Bernal, N.; Quiroz, R.; Fuentes, G.; Viñals Olia, Juan

    2005-01-01

    Se ha estudiado la lixiviación de concentrados de cobre mediante cloro-complejos cúpricos, generados in situ por la reacción entre el Cu(II) procedente del cobre soluble del concentrado y cloruro de sodio en medio ácido. Se utilizaron concentrados de cobre provenientes de faenas mineras de Antofagasta, Chile. Se ha efectuado una caracterización química y mineralógica de los concentrados originales. Se ha estudiado el efecto de las siguientes variables, durante la lixiviación: concentración de...

  8. Dinámica del cadmio en suelos cultivados con papa en Nariño, Colombia.

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    Liliana Insuasty B

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    Full Text Available Se evaluó la fijación y movilidad de cadmio en suelos dedicados al cultivo de papa en Túquerres, Pasto y Guachucal. Se tomaron muestras de suelos no disturbadas en cilindros de PVC, las cuales, luego de aplicaciones fraccionadas de cadmio con dosis de 0, 50,100 y 150 ppm, se incubaron a capacidad de campo durante cuatro meses. En estos suelos los contenidos de cadmio total e intercambiable no sobrepasaron los límites permisibles establecidos por Organización Mundial de la Salud-Organización de las Naciones Unidas para la Agricultura y la Alimentación (OMS-FAO; no obstante, la mayor cantidad del elemento se localizó en la parte superior de los núcleos, lo cual indica baja movilidad del elemento en el perfil.

  9. Silicose em ex-mineiros de extracao de cobre

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    de Freitas Luz, Fernanda; Stuker, Volmar Carlos; Trevisan, Marcelo Bradelli; Cirino, Silvia Leticia Merceo Bacchi

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    .... Foi feito um estudo transversal com 100 ex-mineiros de extracao de cobre. Os itens foram coletados atraves de entrevista pessoal, dados clinicos ocupacionais e foram realizados exames radiologicos...

  10. COBrA: a bio-ontology editor

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    Aitken, Stuart; Korf, Roman; Webber, Bonnie; Bard, Jonathan

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    COBrA is a Java-based ontology editor for bio-ontologies that distinguishes itself from other editors by supporting the linking of concepts between two ontologies, and providing sophisticated analysis...

  11. Contaminación de alimentos marinos por cadmio en Lima, 2015

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    Gloria Marín Vallejos

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    Full Text Available Los objetivos fueron determinar las concentraciones de cadmio en ocho especies de alimentos marinos y comparar con los valores máximos permitidos según la Comisión de la Unión Europea en su Reglamento (CE Nº 1881/2006 y su modificatoria Reglamento (UE N° 488/2014. La investigación fue de carácter descriptivo, trasversal. Las muestras fueron de 100 g de cada ejemplar de pescado en tres oportunidades; los ejemplares fueron: jurel (Trachurus picturatus murphyi, langostinos (Penaeus vannamei, conchas abanico (Argopecten purpuratus, conchas blancas (Semele sp, choros (Aulacomya ater, almejas (Gari solida, machas (Mesonesma donacium y pota (Dosidicus gigas recolectadas al azar en el terminal pesquero de Villa María del Triunfo, provenientes del litoral de la región Lima, sub área 3: Chorrillos – Islas Pachacámac. El proceso de análisis se realizó por espectrofotometría de absorción atómica. Como resultados de los promedios de las concentraciones de cadmio tenemos: en pescados, jurel (Trachurus picturatus murphyi fue 0,35 mg/kg peso fresco; en crustáceos, langostino (Penaeus vannamei fue 0,42 mg/kg peso fresco; en moluscos bivalvos tenemos conchas blancas (Semele sp, conchas abanico (Argopecten purpuratus, choros (Aulacomya ater, machas (Mesonesma donacium y almejas (Gari solida fueron 0,82 – 0,83 – 1,00 – 1,28 y 1,39 mg/kg peso fresco respectivamente. Con este estudio se concluyó que las concentraciones de cadmio en pescados, en moluscos bivalvos y cefalópodos superan los límites permitidos, pero en crustáceos no superan estos límites.

  12. Cuantificación de plomo, cadmio y cromo mediante sialoquímica

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    Mireya González

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    Objetivo. Determinar las concentraciones de plomo, cadmio y cromo, y establecer su posible asociación con diferentes factores sociodemográficos. Material y métodos. Se seleccionó una muestra representativa de 100 estudiantes de posgrado de la Facultad de Odontología de la Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), a los cuales se les colectó saliva total no estimulada. Dichas muestras fueron analizadas por espectrofotometría de absorción atómica con horno de grafito. Resultados. Metales ...

  13. Biodisponibilidade de cobre de diferentes fontes para coelhos

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    Cavalcante S.G.

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available Utilizaram-se 140 coelhos das raças Nova Zelândia Branco e Califórnia, com 60 dias de idade, de ambos os sexos, distribuídos em 14 tratamentos experimentais, com o objetivo de determinar a biodisponibilidade de cobre (Cu de três fontes inorgânicas, óxido de cobre (tratamento OC, sulfato de cobre (tratamento SC e carbonato de cobre (tratamento CC e uma orgânica, quelato de cobre (tratamento QC, usadas nas concentrações de 0, 20, 40, 80 e 160 ppm para a curva padrão. O maior consumo de ração ocorreu nos tratamentos 80SC, 80OC, 40SC, 160SC, 0C, 20SC, 40CC e 40OC e os menores resultados nos tratamentos 160QC, 40QC, 80CC, 160CC e 160OC (R²= 0,1913. Para ganho de peso o melhor tratamento foi 80SC e o pior 80CC (R²=0,2358. Para conversão alimentar, os tratamentos 80CC, 80SC, 0C, 20SC e 80QC apresentaram nessa ordem os maiores valores e o menor valor foi em 40QC. Para o cobre no fígado, o tratamento 160CC apresentou o maior valor, e 80SC e 40SC os menores. Não houve diferenças com relação ao sexo, mas os animais Nova Zelândia Branco apresentaram maior deposição de cobre. Pelos resultados chegou-se à equação de regressão: Y Cu= 1,37 + 3,83 x1 + 2,77 x2 + 2,83 x3 + 2,84 x4 + 2,84 x5 (R² = 0,3288.

  14. Análisis de cadmio y plomo en aguas superficiales por potenciometría de stripping

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    Arias, Juan Miguel; Marciales Castiblanco, Clara

    2010-01-01

    Se realizó la implementación y validación de una metodología analítica para determinar la presencia de cadmio y plomo en aguas supjerficiales como herramienta para la descripción del estado actual y el control cualitativo y cuantitativo de las descargas de estos metales peligrosos en los cuerpos de agua.

  15. Análisis de Cadmio y Plomo en aguas superficiales por potenciometría de Stripping

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    Juan Miguel Arias; Clara Marciales Castiblanco

    2010-01-01

    Se realizó la implementación y validación de una metodología analítica para determinar la presencia de cadmio y plomo en aguas supjerficiales como herramienta para la descripción del estado actual y el control cualitativo y cuantitativo de las descargas de estos metales peligrosos en los cuerpos de agua.

  16. Determinação de cobre, ferro, manganês e zinco, num mesmo extrato de planta, por potometria de chama de absorção The determination of copper, iron, manganese and zinc in a bulk plant extract by atomic absorption spectrophotometry

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    J. Romano Gallo

    1971-05-01

    Full Text Available É apresentado um método de determinação, num mesmo extrato de planta, de ferro, manganês e zinco na fase aquosa, e de cobre, após sua extração em solvente orgânico. Para êsse estudo usou-se um analisador automático de absorção atômica Perkin-Elmer, modêlo 4A. Somente á silica, em certas concentrações, poderá constituir problema na determinação de manganês ou ferro, na ausência de cálcio. Na extração quantitativa do cobre é necessário conservar o pH abaixo de 2, para evitar interferência de ferro.A method was developed to determine quantitatively Cu, Fe, Mn and Zn in a bulk plant extract, using flame absorption photometry. The process measures Fe, Mn and Zn directly in the aqueous solution, but a concentration of the extract with organic solvents is required for copper determination. Essentially the process consists in obtaining the plant extract through digestion of 1.000 g of the ground dry samples, with HNO3 and later with HC10(4-H2S0(4 (7:1 v/v, then the solution is diluted to 50 ml with water. Thirty ml of this solution are transferred to a separatory funnel, where the copper is extracted by the ammonium pyrrolidine dithiocarbamate/ methyl isobutyl ketone system, and its amount determined. It is necessary to keep the pH below 2 to avoid interference of Fe on Cu determination. Mn, Fe and Zn are determined directly in the remaining 20 ml of plant extract. It has been noticed that silicon might cause some problems in the determination of Fe and Mn, in the absence of Ca. All the determinations were made in a Perkin-Elmer mod. 4A atomic absorption automatic analyser.

  17. Cuantificación de plomo, cadmio y cromo mediante sialoquímica

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    GONZÁLEZ MIREYA

    1997-01-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo. Determinar las concentraciones de plomo, cadmio y cromo, y establecer su posible asociación con diferentes factores sociodemográficos. Material y métodos. Se seleccionó una muestra representativa de 100 estudiantes de posgrado de la Facultad de Odontología de la Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM, a los cuales se les colectó saliva total no estimulada. Dichas muestras fueron analizadas por espectrofotometría de absorción atómica con horno de grafito. Resultados. Metales pesados como el plomo, el cadmio y el cromo se encuentran en concentraciones mucho más altas que las informadas en la literatura: Pb, = 3.10 m g/dL-1, máxima: 16.8 my g/dL-1, y mínima: 0.04 my g/dL-1; Cd, = 0.25 my g/dL-1, máxima: 2.04 my g/dL-1, y mínima: 0.004 my g/dL-1; y Cr, = 1.43 my g/dL-1, máxima: 4.82 my g/dL-1, y mínima: 0.05 my g/dL-1. Asimismo, variables como la zona de residencia, el sexo, la edad y la ingesta de comida enlatada no influyen en los niveles de plomo y cromo. Sin embargo, en el caso del cadmio y la edad existe una asociación inversa (ji²= 5.9012, p<= 0.05; gamma = -0.5224, p<= 0.05. Conclusiones. La sialoquímica juega un papel importante en la detección de contaminantes, fármacos, drogas y enfermedades locales y sistémicas. La contaminación por metales pesados sigue siendo un problema de salud pública, por lo que el gobierno debe consolidar un programa cuyo objetivo sea eliminar los diferentes contaminantes del ambiente. Asimismo, se deben realizar otros estudios para verificar la asociación de variables como sexo, edad, uso de cerámica vidriada, alimentación y zona de residencia con las concentraciones de metales pesados en saliva.

  18. Cadmio en sangre y su relación con el consumo de tabaco en una población laboral hospitalaria

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    Avellaneda Díaz Díaz

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available La exposición de la población general al cadmio es un problema de salud pública, siendo las principales fuentes tanto el consumo de tabaco como la exposición al humo del mismo.El objetivo de este trabajo fue determinar la concentración de cadmio en sangre en una población laboral hospitalaria y su asociación con el consumo de tabaco.Se administró el cuestionario PESA® a 395 sujetos. El cadmio en sangre se midió por espectrometría de absorción atómica con atomización electrotérmica.La mediana de cadmio en sangre fue 0,29 μg/L. La mediana de cadmio de los fumadores (0,83 μg/L fue la más elevada y la de los exfumadores (0,31 μg/L fue a su vez más elevada que la de aquellos que nunca habían fumado (0,21 μg/L. Dentro del grupo de fumadores, se observó una asociación entre la concentración de cadmio y el número de cigarrillos inhalados.En el grupo de exfumadores se observó una asociación con el número de cigarrillos que habían consumido y una correlación negativa entre el tiempo transcurrido desde el abandono del hábito tabáquico y la concentración de cadmio en sangre.Dentro del grupo de los que nunca habían fumado, se observó una diferencia entre la concentración de cadmio de los fumadores pasivos (0,24 μg/L y los que no lo eran (0,20 μg/L.La concentración de cadmio en sangre se relacionó con el consumo de tabaco. Son necesarios más estudios para confirmar el hallazgo de concentraciones de cadmio más elevadas en los fumadores pasivos.

  19. COBRE and the Dilemmas of Basic Research in Education

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    Fincher, Cameron

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    Evaluates the activities of the Committee on Basic Research in Education (COBRE), pointing out that its work was based on the premises that basic research is oriented to the academic disciplines, that its outcomes are scientific knowledge as opposed to products or solutions, and that its outcomes are unpredictable. (Author/JM)

  20. COBRE Research Workshop on Higher Education: Equity and Efficiency.

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    This document comprises 8 papers presented at the COBRE Research Workshop on Higher Education. The papers are: (1) "Schooling and Equality from Generation to Generation;" (2) "Time Series Changes in Personal Income Inequality: The United States Experience, 1939 to 1985;" (3) "Education, Income, and Ability;" (4) "Proposals for Financing Higher…

  1. Tóxidad de cadmio y plomo en pasto tanner Brachiaria arrecta

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    Manuel Peláez

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Se evaluó fisiopatías en Brachiaria arrecta expuestas a contenidos tóxicos de cadmio y plomo en el invernadero de la Universidad Nacional de Colombia Sede Palmira, se doparon plántulas sanas de 20 días de edad bajo cultivo hidropónico. El objetivo fue describir síntomas crecientes por intoxicación con el diseño de una escala valorativa de daños crecientes, adicionalmente se evaluaron cambios histológicos de raíz tallo y hojas mediante microscopia de luz de alta resolución (MLAR. Las plantas fueron sometidas a estrés abiótico con los tratamientos de sales de CdCl2 en concentración de 10 ppm, y de Pb (NO32 500 ppm, respectivamente. Los resultados principales mostraron un mayor detrimento cuando las plantas fueron expuestas al metal plomo que al cadmio en las raíces, tallos y hojas. Se apreciaron deformaciones extremas en paredes celulares de las células del cortex y en la endodermis de la raíz; en las hojas los daños fueron notorios para ambos metales sobre todo en el parénquima clorofílico y en la deformación de paredes de la epidermis tanto en haz como envés; en los tallos aparecieron deformaciones de las células del parénquima de relleno cuando ocurre bioacumulación intensa de plomo. Estos resultados sugieren que la bioconcentración en los tejidos vegetales ocasiona trastornos histológicos, que pueden involucrar una red trófica y por consiguiente consecuencias en la Salud Pública.

  2. Análisis de Cadmio y Plomo en aguas superficiales por potenciometría de Stripping

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    Juan Miguel Arias

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available Se realizó la implementación y validación de una metodología analítica para determinar la presencia de cadmio y plomo en aguas supjerficiales como herramienta para la descripción del estado actual y el control cualitativo y cuantitativo de las descargas de estos metales peligrosos en los cuerpos de agua.

  3. Empleo de factores de conversión: obtención de sulfato de cobre a partir de cobre metal.

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    Milla González, Miguel

    2013-01-01

    Es un ejercicio sencillo del empleo del factor gravimétrico en el que, a partir de una cantidad dada de cobre metálico, deberá obtenerse sulfato de cobre con un determinado rendimiento en el proceso.

  4. SeCD electronic folder: CADMIO's application for the medical folder of a service for the care of drug addicts.

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    Della Valle, R M; Baldoni, A; De Rossi, M; Ferri, F

    1998-01-01

    In this paper we will describe the SeCD (Service for the Care of Drug addicts) electronic folder, a specific application of CADMIO [1] (Computer Aided Design for Medical Information Objects) system. CADMIO is a system for the definition, construction and management of multimedia clinical folders. The Ser.T. (Servizio per la Tossicodipendenza/Service for Drug Addicts) has earned a very special place within the Italian clinical structures as well as any service for drug addicts has done in the rest of the world. Such a structure has special needs and the characteristics of its medical folders are very different from any other folder. Actually, a Ser.T. has to keep updated the patient situation either from the clinical point of view as well as the psychiatric one. Moreover, it must keep track of the clinician subjective considerations about the patient psychic state and his situation in regard of the law. So, we had to redesign some of the features of the existing CADMIO application, to accommodate such highly not structured data into objects easily manipulated by an informative system. The objectives we hope to achieve were mainly two: To show that a well designed adaptive system can be easily exploited to support even very complex and poorly structured data types and actions To design data structures able to accommodate medical, psychiatric and administrative data in an homogeneous manner.

  5. The influence of green microstructure and sintering parameters on precipitation process during copper-nickel-zinc ferrites sintering; Influencia de la microestructura en verde y de las variables de sinterizacion en el proceso de precipitacion producido durante la sinterizacion de ferritas de cobre-niquel-cinc

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    Barba, A.; Clausell, C.; Jarque, J. C.; Monzo, M.

    2014-04-01

    Microstructural changes that occur during heat treatment of copper-nickel-zinc ferrites have been studied. The process of precipitation of the two types of crystals that occur during the sintering process has been analyzed. It is found that this process depends on dry relative density of the press specimens and on the following sintering parameters: sintering temperature, sintering time and cooling rate of the thermal cycle. Crystal precipitates characterization have been done by scanning electron microscopy (SEM), energy-dispersive X-ray (EDX) analysis, X-ray diffraction (XRD), and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS). These techniques have allowed to determine the nature of these crystals, which in this case correspond to zinc and copper oxides. It has been used two chemical reactions to explain the bulk precipitation and subsequent re-dissolution of these crystal precipitates during sintering. (Author)

  6. Evaluación del riesgo por toxicidad crónica a la exposición de cadmio en animales de experimentación

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    García Ortiz, Mesías Moisés

    2008-01-01

    El cadmio es un metal que esta tomando importancia en los últimos años como principal contaminante ambiental; por el cual es necesario evaluar el movimiento que tiene en el ecosistema, en las poblaciones expuestas y no expuestas ocupacionalmente. El presente trabajo fue realizado para determinar probables efectos tóxicos crónicos tras administrar cadmio en ratas albinas de la especie rattus novegicus, Cepa Holtzman; tilizando el método directo de administración en el agua bebida. Los nivel...

  7. Determinación de la adsorción de cadmio mediante isotermas de adsorción en suelos agrícolas venezolanos

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    Nereida Sánchez; Neudis Subero; Carmen Rivero

    2011-01-01

    El cadmio es un metal pesado que tiende a acumularse en la superficie del suelo. En los últimos años, las actividades antropogénicas han ocasionado un incremento en los niveles de este metal en suelos agrícolas generando gran preocupación ambiental debido a su movilidad y lixiviación en el perfil del suelo y a la facilidad con que es absorbido por las plantas. El objetivo de este trabajo fue determinar la capacidad de adsorción de cadmio, de cuatro suelos venezolanos de uso agrícola con difer...

  8. Estudio del aprovechamiento de residuos orgánicos de cultivos de flores (tallos de rosa) como biosorbente de cadmio para el tratamiento de aguas residuales

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    Ordóñez Vinueza, Jorge Luis; Moreno Farfán, Raúl Andrés

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    En objetivo de la tesis es determinar la capacidad de adsorción de cadmio en los residuos orgánicos de cultivos de flores (tallos de rosa), como biosorbente para el tratamiento de aguas residuales. Por lo tanto, después de realizar una revisión bibliográfica del tema se aplicaron dos metodologías: la primera fue para determinar si el biosorbente era capaz de retener iones metálicos de cadmio y la segunda para establecer la máxima capacidad de retención del metal o contaminante. La primera ...

  9. Niveles de plomo y cadmio en agua marina y lapas (Patella vulgata L.) de la Ría de Vigo

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    M Pérez López; M.C Nóvoa; Alonso, J.; M. A. García Fernández; M.J. Melgar

    2003-01-01

    El empleo de seres vivos para monitorizar la contaminación por metales pesados en los ecosistemas acuáticos es de extremo interés en el campo de la ecotoxicología. En el presente estudio se han recogido muestras de agua marina y de lapas (Patella vulgata L.) de distintos puntos de la Ría de Vigo, con la intención de determinar en ellos los niveles de plomo y cadmio, por medio de una técnica de voltamperometría. Los resultados obtenidos mostraron una relación estrecha entr...

  10. Zinc poisoning

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    ... in many things, including: Compounds used to make paint, rubber, dyes, wood preservatives, and ointments Rust prevention coatings Vitamin and mineral supplements Zinc chloride Zinc oxide (relatively nonharmful) Zinc ...

  11. OBTENCION DIRECTA DE COBRE BLISTER EN REACTOR DE CAPA FUNDIDA

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    WILKOMIRSKY F., IGOR

    2009-01-01

    El proyecto logró diseñar, construir y operar un reactor que puede ser utilizado tanto en las etapas de fusión como de conversión en el proceso pirometalúrgico de producción primaria de cobre a partir de concentrados sulfurados. El concepto de reactor desarrollado combina dos características innovadoras respecto de la tecnología estándar. El primero se refiere a una operación a temperaturas sensiblemente más altas que los procesos convencionales y el segundo a la zona donde se producen las...

  12. Eletrodissolução de ligas de latão empregando sistemas de análise em fluxo para a determinação de cobre, zinco e chumbo por ICP-AES Electrodissolution of brasses alloys employing flow systems for determination of copper, zinc and lead by ICP-AES

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    Ana Paula G. Gervasio

    1999-09-01

    Full Text Available An on-line electrodissolution procedure implemented in a flow injection system for determination of copper, zinc and lead in brasses alloys by ICP-AES is described. Sample dissolution procedure was carried out by using a PTFE chamber and a DC power supply with constant current. Solid sample was attached to chamber as anode and a gold tubing coupled in the chamber was used as cathode. An electrolytic solution flowing through the gold tubing closed the electric circuit with sample, in order to provide condition for electric dissolution when the DC power supply was switched on. The best results were achieved by using a 1.5 mol l-1 nitric acid solution as electrolyte and a 2.5 A current intensity. The procedure presented a good performance characterized by a relative standard deviation better than < 5% (n=5 and a sample throughput of 180 determinations per hour for Cu, Zn and Pb. Results were in agreement with those obtained by conventional acid dissolution (99% confidence level.

  13. Remoción de níquel, cadmio y zinc del agua, utilizando clinoptilolita heulandita

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    Thelma B. Pavón Silva

    2000-01-01

    Full Text Available Se aplica el proceso de intercambio iónico con una zeolita natural obtenida en Taxco, Guerrero, México, para la remoción de Zn, Cd y Ni de soluciones acuosas. Para este proceso, el mineral se homoionizó con cloruro de sodio y posteriormente se puso en contacto con soluciones 0.01 N de sales de nitratos de Zn, Cd y Ni, durante 8 días.

  14. Remoción de níquel, cadmio y zinc del agua, utilizando clinoptilolita heulandita

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    Thelma B. Pavón Silva; Eduardo Campos; María Teresa Olguín

    2000-01-01

    Se aplica el proceso de intercambio iónico con una zeolita natural obtenida en Taxco, Guerrero, México, para la remoción de Zn, Cd y Ni de soluciones acuosas. Para este proceso, el mineral se homoionizó con cloruro de sodio y posteriormente se puso en contacto con soluciones 0.01 N de sales de nitratos de Zn, Cd y Ni, durante 8 días.

  15. Utilización del cobre en dietas hipograsas

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    Aguirre, M.

    1996-12-01

    Full Text Available The objective of this study was to investigate both the dietary copper utilization and the body copper content in rats fed either low fat diets (2% or normal fat diets (8% containing olive oil, sunflower oil and palm oil (olein fraction, by two different balance techniques. Seven groups of Wistar rats were used. One group was killed on the first experimental day being utilized as control of initial body copper content. Six groups of rats were fed, over 15 days, semipurified diets varying only in the fat level, three of them containing 8% of fat, and the other three 2%. The overall copper balance was studied by calculating differences between the initial and final body copper content. During the last week, another copper balance was carried out by monitoring intake and faecal copper excretion. Body mass, and liver, spleen, skin, erythrocytes and serum copper contents were also examined. The copper utilization was lower in 2% fat rats, this was caused by food intake decrease but also by the lower copper bioavailability in 2% fat diets. The corporal, liver and spleen copper contents were reduced, and liver, skin and serum copper concentrations also decreased in the rats fed on 2% fat diets. Palm olein (8% versus olive and sunflower oil produced a lower efficiency of copper absorption.

    Se propuso estudiar la influencia del consumo de dietas pobres en grasa a base de aceite de oliva, girasol o aceite de palma (fracción oleína sobre la utilización del cobre dietético por dos técnicas diferentes de balance, así como sobre sus contenidos corporales. Se utilizaron siete grupos de ratas Wistar, uno de ellos sacrificado el día primero del experimento, sirvió como control del contenido cúprico corporal inicial; seis grupos de ratas fueron alimentadas durante 15 días con dietas semisintéticas, tres de ellos con las grasas al 8% y los otros tres al 2%. En ellos se estudió el balance global del cobre mediante diferencia entre los

  16. Disponibilidad de cinc, cobre, hierro y manganeso extraíble con DTPA en suelos de córdoba (Argentina y variables edáficas que la condicionan Availability of DTPA extractable zinc, copper, iron and manganese in Córdoba (Argentina soils and its relationship with other properties

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    Eduardo Volmer Buffa

    2005-12-01

    Full Text Available Se midió el contenido en suelo de Cu, Zn, Fe y Mn extraíbles con DTPA y se relacionó con la materia orgánica, pH, tenor salino y cantidad de carbonatos en Molisoles, Entisoles y Alfisoles de la llanura chaco-pampeana, en la provincia de Córdoba, Argentina. Las muestras de suelo, colectadas en 48 situaciones, correspondientes a distintas condiciones texturales (desde franco limoso a franco arenoso, de acidez (débil acidez a alta alcalinidad y con salinidad baja a media, fueron contrastadas con valores de suficiencia para microelementos, obtenidos de la bibliografía. Se encontraron valores muy bajos de Cu en suelos arenosos (0,1-1 mg kg-1 y los mayores correspondieron a Argiudoles (PO (1,5 -2,5 mg kg-1. El Zn estuvo por debajo de 1 mg kg-1 en la mayoría de los sitios. El Mn presentó un rango de 23 a 85 mg kg-1 y el Fe de 21 a 68 mg kg-1, valores superiores a los considerados críticos y con los máximos en Argiudoles (PO. Las variables acidez y carbonatos se asociaron con el Cu, la materia orgánica y la salinidad con el Zn, todas con signo positivo.Cu, Zn, Fe and Mn DTPA extractable content and it relationship with organic matter, pH, salinity and lime were studied in 48 soils (Mollisol, Entisol and Alfisol from some geomorphic regions of the Chaco-Pampean plain of Cordoba (Argentina. Soils ranged from silty loam to loamy sandy texture, weak acidity to strong alcalinity, and low to medium salinity, they were sampled from 0 to 60 cm depth. Copper were at its critical range (0,1-1 mg.kg-1 only in sandy soils, with the highest contents (1.5 -2.5 mg kg-1 in Argiudolls. Zinc was below 1 mg kg-1 in most regions. Manganese (23-85 mg kg-1 and Fe (21-68 mg kg-1 were above their respective critical content in all regions, with highest contents in Argiudolls for both micronutrients. Zn, Cu and Mn distribution in depth profile, was associated with organic matter content. Soil variables lime and pH for Cu, and OM and salinity for Zn, were positively

  17. Metalurgía y comercio del cobre en la Europa prehistórica

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    Edward SANGMEISTER

    2009-10-01

    Full Text Available Al ocuparnos de la propagación de la técnica del cobre quizá sea oportuno empezar por plantearnos la cuestión de cómo se le pudo ocurrir de repente a un hombre de la Edad de Piedra el coger el cobre como primer metal para elaborarlo. Aunque carecemos de todo testimonio seguro es probable que el hombre, en su búsqueda de piedras utilizables —entre las cuales también había materiales que le interesaban por sus hermosos colores—, haya tropezado con el cobre, que aparece en muchos sitios y se puede recoger en superficie. Precisamente su semejanza con dichas piedras semipreciosas verdes es muy grande, a causa de la pátina verde que se crea en el cobre nativo.

  18. Caracterización química de pigmentos cerámicos a base de sulfoseleniuro de cadmio

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    Gazulla Barreda, M. F.

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available The present paper addresses the development of a methodology that allows the complete chemical characterisation of zirconcadmium sulfoselenide ceramic pigments including minor and major elements. To develop the methodology, five zircon-cadmium sulfoselenide pigments with different hues were selected, studying the different measurement process steps, from sample preparation to the optimisation of the measurement of the different components of the pigments by spectroscopic techniques (WD-XRF and elemental analysis by combustion and IR detection. The chemical characterisation method developed was validated with synthetic standards prepared from the mixture of certified reference materials and pure oxides because no certified referenced materials of this type of pigments were commercially available. The developed method can be used for a complete chemical characterization of zircon-cadmium sulfoselenide ceramic pigments with a very low uncertainty for all the elements analysed.El objetivo del presente trabajo es el desarrollo de una metodología que permita la caracterización química completa de pigmentos cerámicos a base de sulfoseleniuro de cadmio, incluyendo elementos mayoritarios y minoritarios. Para desarrollar la metodología, se seleccionaron cinco pigmentos a base de sulfoseleniuro de cadmio, estudiando las distintas fases del proceso de medida, desde la preparación de la muestra hasta la optimización de la medida de los distintos componentes de los pigmentos por técnicas espectroscópicas (WD-FRX y análisis elemental por combustión y detección mediante IR. El método de caracterización química desarrollado se validó con patrones sintéticos preparados a partir de la mezcla de materiales de referencia certificados y óxidos puros debido a que no existen comercialmente materiales de referencia certificados de este tipo de pigmentos. Este método se puede utilizar para la caracterización química completa de pigmentos a base de

  19. Citotoxicidad del cadmio en hepatocitos de ratón albino y sus posibles implicaciones en ambientes tropicales

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    Letty Marcano; Clarisa de R. Faría; Ingrid Carruyo; Xiomara Montiel

    2006-01-01

    Se realizó un análisis de las alteraciones fenotípicas, estructurales y ultraestructurales inducidas por Cd+2 en hepatocitos de ratón albino suizo. El metal fue suministrado vía oral en solución acuosa de CdCl2 durante 100 días a concentraciones de 50 ppm, 100 ppm y 150 ppm, en los controles la solución de cadmio fue sustituida por agua destilada. Las muestras fueron procesadas utilizando la técnica de inclusión en parafina y teñidas con hematoxilina- eosina para microscopía óptica y por la t...

  20. Efecto de la fertilización fosforada sobre el contenido de cadmio en cuatro suelos de Chile

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    Bonomelli Claudia

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available Los fertilizantes fosforados pueden contener cadmio (Cd y al utilizarlos pueden entrar en las cadenas tróficas. El objetivo de este estudio fue evaluar el efecto de la fertilización fosforada sobre la concentración de Cd disponible en cuatro tipos de suelos de Chile, que pertenecían a los ordenes Inceptisol, Alfisol, Ultisol y Andisol. Los dos tratamientos usados fueron el testigo sin fertilización y la aplicación de una dosis de corrección con un fertilizante comercial, superfosfato triple (SFT, que tenía una concentración de 53,2 mg de Cd por kg de fertilizante. La dosis de fertilizante aplicada fue la necesaria para alcanzar un nivel de 30 mg kg-1 de POlsen. Los suelos se incubaron en estufa durante 90 días, a 25masculineC y humedad de capacidad de campo. El diseño experimental fue completamente al azar, con tres repeticiones para cada suelo y donde la unidad experimental fue un contenedor con 250 g de suelo seco. Se midió Cd disponible a los 1, 2, 7, 14, 21, 36, 49, 63, 77 y 90 días después de la incubación. La aplicación de P en dosis agronómica, utilizando fertilizante con alto contenido de Cd, tuvo un efecto estadísticamente significativo sobre la concentración de Cd disponible en los suelos estudiados, sin embargo, no hubo efecto del tiempo de incubación en la disponibilidad de Cadmio.

  1. Evolución temporal de la contaminación por plomo y cadmio en la zona intermareal de la ría de Vigo

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    M. Pérez López

    2004-12-01

    Full Text Available En el presente trabajo se han recogido muestras de lapa (Patella vulgata L. y alga verde (Ulva lactuca en un mismo punto de muestreo de la ría de Vigo, con una periodicidad mensual, a lo largo de un año, analizándose por medio de voltamperometría de redisolución anódica la concentración en dos metales pesados con claras repercusiones toxicológicas, cadmio y plomo, en estas muestras, así como en el agua marina. Los resultados obtenidos mostraron la mayor concentración de ambos metales en los tejidos blandos de las lapas frente a las valvas de estos moluscos, con valores máximos en el caso del plomo próximos a 3 ppm (valva de lapa, mientras que para el cadmio se situó en torno a 1,1 ppm (alga verde. El estudio estadístico permitió poner en evidencia una clara correlación estadística entre los valores de cadmio y plomo cuantificados en las muestras de algas.

  2. Lixiviación de concentrados de cobre utilizando NaCI y el cobre soluble aportado por el propio concentrado

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    Herreros, O.

    2005-10-01

    Full Text Available Leaching of copper concentrates using cupric chlorocomplexes, generated "in situ" by the reaction between Cu(II, aported by the soluble copper content of the concentrate, and sodium chloride in acid media was studied. The concentrate samples were obtained from mineral processing plants from Antofagasta, Chile. Chemical and mineralogical characterization from original concentrates was made. Typical variables such as chloride concentration, soluble copper concentration, leaching time, solid percentage and temperature were studied. DRX and EDS analyzed some of the residues. The experimental results indicated that it is possible to obtain solutions having high copper content ( 15 to 35 g/l and 2 to 5 g/l free acid in order to submit this solution directly to a solvent extraction stage. The leaching tests use common reactive and low cost such as sodium chloride and sulfuric acid

    Se ha estudiado la lixiviación de concentrados de cobre mediante cloro-complejos cúpricos, generados in situ por la reacción entre el Cu(II procedente del cobre soluble del concentrado y cloruro de sodio en medio ácido. Se utilizaron concentrados de cobre provenientes de faenas mineras de Antofagasta, Chile. Se ha efectuado una caracterización química y mineralógica de los concentrados originales. Se ha estudiado el efecto de las siguientes variables, durante la lixiviación: concentración de cloruro, concentración de cobre soluble, tiempo de lixiviación, porcentaje de sólidos y temperatura. Se han caracterizado los residuos sólidos por DRX y microscopia electrónica. Los resultados experimentales indican que es posible obtener disoluciones con contenidos de cobre entre 15 y 35 g/l y de 2 a 5 g/l de acidez libre, con características adecuadas para entrar a la etapa de extracción por solventes. El procedimiento utiliza, solo, reactivos comunes y de muy bajo costo, como NaCl y ácido sulfúrico diluido. La ventaja de este procedimiento consiste en

  3. Cobre antimicrobiano contra patógenos intrahospitalarios en Perú

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    Edwin Neciosup

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Introducción: Las infecciones intrahospitalarias (IIH constituyen un problema de salud pública que generan grandes gastos por parte de los gobiernos, debido a que los patógenos causantes de IIH presentan resistencia a fármacos y generan una mayor permanencia de los pacientes, pues la infraestructura hospitalaria constituye un reservorio favorable para los patógenos. Las superficies de cobre surgen como opción sanitaria y efectiva para controlar el crecimiento y propagación de estos patógenos. Objetivos: Evaluar la actividad bactericida de las superficies de cobre contra los principales bacterias patógenas causantes de IIH (Escherichia coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa y Staphylococcus aureus. Diseño: Estudio experimental con muestreo no probabilístico. Lugar: Hospital Regional Docente las Mercedes (HRDLM y Hospital Provincial Docente Belén (HPDB, Lambayeque, Perú. Materiales: Nueve cepas bacterianas, 3 de E. coli , 3 de P. aeruginosa y 3 de S. aureus; superficies metálicas (1 cm² de cobre y acero inoxidable (control . Intervenciones: Las 9 cepas bacterianas fueron proporcionadas por los hospitales HRDLM (4 cepas y HPDB (5 cepas. Los análisis de ANOVA y de Tukey fueron aplicados para evaluar la actividad bactericida de las superficies de cobre y acero inoxidable contra las 9 cepas causantes de IIH, usando los programas estadísticos Minitab y Sigmaplot, respectivamente. Principales medidas de resultados: Diferencias en el crecimiento bacteriano sobre superficies de cobre o acero inoxidable, con respecto al tiempo de exposición. Resultados: Las 9 cepas -3 de P. aeruginosa, 3 de E. coli y 3 de S. aureus - expuestas a superficies de cobre fueron eliminadas en 10, 15 y 60 minutos, respectivamente. La carga bacteriana de las células expuestas en superficies de acero inoxidable permaneció constante y viable por periodos mayores a 60 minutos. Además, las superficies de cobre eliminaron más rápido a las bacterias Gram negativas (P

  4. Cobre em solos do estado de São Paulo I: cobre total Copper in soils of the state of São Paulo I: total copper

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    J. M. A. S. Valadares

    1975-01-01

    Full Text Available Determinou-se o cobre total, com ataque perclórico-fluorídrico e espectrofotometria de absorção atômica, em 227 amostras de 28 perfis pertencentes a 14 unidades representativas dos solos de São Paulo. O material de origem foi o fator preponderante a condicionar os teores de cobre dos solos. Os solos derivados de rochas básicas, os mais ricos em cobre, têm os teores médios ponderados dos horizontes A de seus perfis compreendidos entre 89 e 335 ppm; os derivados de materiais aluviais e coluviais, 26 e 29 ppm; os derivados de sedimentos modernos, entre 6 e 40 ppm; e os derivados do arenito Bauru e dos sedimentos modernos arenosos, entre 2 e 12 ppm, os mais pobres em cobre. Observou-se boa correlação (r = 0,79** entre os teores de cobre e os de óxidos de ferro dos solos.Determinations of total copper, extracted with HF-HClO4, were carried out in 227 samples of 28 profiles of 14 soil units of the State of São Paulo, using the atomic absorption spectrophotometry. The amount of copper found in the different soils was mainly determined by the copper content of the soil forming material. In soils derived from basic igneous rocks, the weighted average contents of their A horizons were between 89 and 335 ppm; in those derived from alluvial and colluvial materials the contents were 26 and 29 ppm; in those derived from modern sediments, the contents were between 6 and 49 ppm and in those derived from Bauru sandstone and modern sandy sediments the contents were between 2 and 12 ppm. A significant correlation (r = 0,79** was determined between the Fe2O3, and the total copper contents in the studied soils.

  5. Aplicación del proceso BRISA al tratamiento de menas de cobre conteniendo atacamita

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    Carranza, F.

    2003-12-01

    Full Text Available The current treatment of copper ores containing atacamite and secondary copper sulphides consists of heap leaching, by the TL process. Copper recoveries by this treatment are very low (less than 50 % for operating times higher than six months. In order to improve the copper extraction yields, several treatment options are presented in this work, wich consist on promoting the acid leaching of the atacamite and the indirect bioleaching (BRISA process of the secondary copper sulphides. All the options lead to improved copper recoveries in comparison with the current treatment. An economic estimation of each option of treatment is included, with really attractive results.

    El tratamiento actual de minerales que contienen atacamita y sulfures secundarios de cobre tiene lugar según el proceso TL. La recuperación de cobre en estos procesos es escasa (inferior al 50 %, para tiempos de operación superiores a seis meses. Para mejorar el rendimiento de extracción de cobre, se plantean, en este trabajo, diferentes alternativas de tratamiento que incluyen la potenciación de la lixiviación acida de la atacamita y la biolixiviación por contacto indirecto (proceso BRISA de los sulfuros secundarios de cobre. Todas las alternativas ofrecen aumentos sustanciales de la recuperación de cobre. Se incluye la evaluación económica preliminar de cada una de ellas, con resultados francamente atractivos.

  6. Intrinsic ferromagnetism and quantum anomalous Hall effect in a CoBr2 monolayer.

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    Chen, Peng; Zou, Jin-Yu; Liu, Bang-Gui

    2017-05-31

    The electronic, magnetic, and topological properties of a CoBr2 monolayer are studied in the framework of density-functional theory (DFT) combined with tight-binding (TB) modeling in terms of the Wannier basis. Our DFT investigation and Monte Carlo simulation show that there exists intrinsic two-dimensional ferromagnetism in the CoBr2 monolayer, thanks to the large out-of-plane magnetocrystalline anisotropic energy. Our further study indicates that the spin-orbit coupling makes it become a topologically nontrivial insulator with a quantum anomalous Hall effect and topological Chern number [script C] = 4 and its edge states can be manipulated by changing the width of its nanoribbons and applying strains. The CoBr2 monolayer can be exfoliated from the layered CoBr2 bulk material because its exfoliation energy is between those of graphene and the MoS2 monolayer and it is dynamically stable. These results make us believe that the CoBr2 monolayer can make a promising spintronic material for future high-performance devices.

  7. EVIDENCIA DE ESCORIAS DE COBRE PREHISPÁNICAS EN EL ÁREA DE SANTA CLARA DEL COBRE, MICHOACÁN, OCCIDENTE DE MÉXICO (Evidence of Prehispanic Copper Slags from the Santa Clara del Cobre Area, Michoacan, Western Mexico)

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    José Luis Punzo Díaz; Juan Morales; Avto Goguitchaichvili

    2015-01-01

    ... arqueomagnético de las escorias, producto de la fundición del cobre en siete sitios arqueológicos de los alrededores de Santa Clara del Cobre, Michoacán, se logró ubicarlas cronológicamente...

  8. Caracterização de níquel eletrodepositado em substrato de cobre

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    Erik Luis Sardinha Cecconello

    2006-01-01

    As propriedades tribológicas de materiais de engenharia são melhoradas através do uso de revestimentos. Na indústria do aço, a aplicação de revestimentos de níquel em cobre tem propiciado um aumento na vida útil de moldes de lingotamento contínuo. O níquel eletrodepositado aumenta a resistência ao desgaste por abrasão e fricção entre o aço e o cobre utilizado nos moldes. O objetivo deste trabalho foi estudar a morfologia e determinar a porosidade do níquel eletrodepositado em cobre, utiliz...

  9. Caracterizacion de un mineral de cobre en argentina para la produccion de matte.

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    BAZÁN, VANESA; SARQUIS, PEDRO; BRANDALEZE, ELENA

    2011-01-01

    Argentina, posee minerales cuyas reservas la potencian para constituirse en un fuerte abastecedor regional. Actualmente, se han realizado proyectos de exploraciones y explotación de minerales de cobre que poseen una ley entre 0,5% y 0,8% generalmente libre de impurezas como Sb, As, Pb, Bi y Hg. [1, 2, 3, 4] Este hecho indicaría que puede existir un gran potencial para el desarrollo de la pirometalurgia del cobre, dado que hasta el momento no existen avances en este sentido. En este trabajo se...

  10. Liberação de cobre, estanho e mercurio de amalgamas dentais em saliva articial

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    Altair Antoninha Del Bel Cury

    1988-01-01

    Resumo: A finalidade da presente pesquisa foi determinar a 1iberação de cobre, estanho e mercúrio de três amálgamas dentais sem zinco, sendo dois com altos teores de cobre e um convencional. Comercialmente eles estão disponíveis com nomes de Ventura III, Aristalloy 21 e Standalloy F, respectivamente. Foram confeccionados 75 corpos de prova e imersos em saliva artificial por 32 dias à condições ambientais sob agitação constante. De tempos em tempos até 32 dias,amostras dessa solução foram reti...

  11. Experimentos de química recreativa con sulfato de cobre pentahidratado

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    Santiago Heredia-Avalos

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available En este trabajo se proponen varias experiencias sencillas usando sales de sulfato de cobre pentahidratado. Todas ellas pueden realizarse en casa con utensilios de cocina y usando sustancias baratas, la mayoría de las cuales pueden encontrarse en un supermercado. Las experiencias propuestas permiten estudiar el proceso de cristalización del sulfato de cobre pentahidratado, reacciones de oxidación-reducción, de formación de precipitados e, incluso, reacciones de formación de complejos. Estas experiencias pretenden despertar el interés de los alumnos por la química.

  12. Estudio espectroelectrogravimétrico de la región interfacial de electrodos de cobre

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    Cuenca Garrigues, Alejandro

    2015-01-01

    Esta Tesis se centra en el estudio de la región interfacial de electrodos de metal cobre en medios ácidos diluidos, mediante técnicas electroquímicas, electrogravimétricas, electromecánicas y electromagnéticas, tanto en régimen de corriente continua como en régimen de corriente alterna. La electroquímica del Cobre es compleja, ya que a las propias reacciones electroquímicas se superponen procesos químico-físicos tales como cambios de fase, transporte de materia y reacciones químicas acopla...

  13. Actividad inhibitoria del crecimiento bacteriano por cobre nanoestructurado obtenido de minerales de la región Marañón: comparación con cobre comercial

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    Jaime Sánchez-Venegas

    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available En el presente trabajo se reporta la actividad inhibitoria del crecimiento bacteriano por nanopartículas de cobre cementado y de cobre comercial. Se utilizaron las cepas de Staphylococcus aureus ATCC 6538 (Gram positiva y Escherichia coli ATCC 35218 (Gram negativa para determinar el efecto inhibitorio mediante la concentración mínima inhibitoria de las nanopartículas diluidas en caldo de cultivo nutritivo y distribuidas en placas de ELISA. Las muestras de cobre cementado (obtenidas por procesos hidrometalúrgicos y de cobre comercial fueron nanoestructuradas empleando un equipo de molienda mecánica. Los resultados indican que las nanopartículas de cobre comercial (a 2.5 horas de molienda muestran acción inhibitoria del crecimiento de la cepa S. aureus y no así en la cepa E. coli. Asimismo, se determinó que la concentración mínima inhibitoria de la muestra de cobre comercial fue de 20 μg/mL frente a S. aureus. El cobre cementado (en su forma sólida y nanoestructurada no mostró efecto inhibitorio del crecimiento en ninguna de las dos cepas estudiadas.

  14. Caracterización analítica y cinética de la atomización electrotérmica de plomo: efectos de cadmio y cobre

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    María A. Sánchez

    2010-09-01

    Full Text Available When Pb was atomized in presence of Cd and Cu, it was observed an enhancement in the atomization efficiency and in the atomization energy (Ea(1. The obtained results suggest an increase in the Pb-Pb interactions, which seems to evidence interelements effects. Thus, in presence of Cu, the atomization of Pb probably occurs through thermal dissociation of a solid solution or by formation of clusters of Pb. This conclusion is consistent with the good correlation observed between the results and the corresponding diagram of phases.

  15. Lixiviación amoniacal de polvos de fundición de cobre y precipitación como sulfuro de cobre

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    Morales, A.

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available The effect of ammonia on the leaching of copper smelter dust and copper precipitation from these solutions as sulphide using sulfur and sulfur dioxide was studied. The precipitation was done in ammoniacal media because this solution produced more satisfactory results at room temperature that a sulphuric media. A solid was precipitated containing 60 % of copper of the dust smelter. The other waste generated contained around 80 % of the arsenic of the original copper smelter dust. Based on the preliminary results obtained in this work it will propose a procedure for the recovery of copper as sulphide from copper smelter dust with parallel confinement of arsenic.

    Se estudió el efecto del amoniaco en la lixiviación de polvos de fundición de cobre y en la precipitación de sulfuro de cobre, usando azufre y dióxido de azufre desde estas disoluciones. La precipitación se realizó en un medio amoniacal para tener rendimientos satisfactorios a temperatura ambiente. Se precipitó un sólido que recupera alrededor del 60 % del cobre contenido en los polvos de fundición. El otro residuo generado contenía del orden del 80 % del arsénico de los polvos originales. Sobre la base de estos resultados preliminares, se planteó un procedimiento para la recuperación de cobre desde los polvos de fundición y para el confinamiento del arsénico.

  16. Determinación de los niveles de plomo y cadmio en leche procesada en la ciudad de Bogotá D.C.

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    Pinzon Choque, Carlos Giovanni

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    La leche y los productos lácteos han sido reconocidos en todo el mundo por su influencia beneficiosa sobre la salud humana. Los niveles de metales en concentraciones tóxicas son un componente importante de la seguridad y la calidad de la leche. Se desarrolló un método sencillo de extracción (digestión) asistida por microondas para la determinación posterior de los niveles de cadmio (Cd) y plomo (Pb) en leche líquida por espectrofotometría de absorción atómica (AAE) con horno de grafito. Se ap...

  17. Valoración del residuo de rapa de uva como bioadsorbente para la eliminación de cadmio de efluentes acuosos

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    Moreno Rabasco, Mª Carmen

    2005-01-01

    Los metales pesados son sustancias tóxicas capaces de causar graves daños en los organismos vivos. Una de las principales propiedades de los metales pesados es que no son biodegradables y permanecen durante mucho tiempo en el entorno, circulando y acumulándose en el medio y los seres vivos, por lo que es necesario evitar su incorporación al entorno a través de vertidos contaminados. De entre los distintos metales tóxicos, el cadmio es uno de los más peligrosos. La contaminac...

  18. Evolución temporal de la contaminación por plomo y cadmio en la zona intermareal de la ría de Vigo

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    M Pérez López; M. Méndez García; J. Alonso Díaz; M. J. Melgar Riol

    2004-01-01

    En el presente trabajo se han recogido muestras de lapa (Patella vulgata L.) y alga verde (Ulva lactuca) en un mismo punto de muestreo de la ría de Vigo, con una periodicidad mensual, a lo largo de un año, analizándose por medio de voltamperometría de redisolución anódica la concentración en dos metales pesados con claras repercusiones toxicológicas, cadmio y plomo, en estas muestras, así como en el agua marina. Los resultados obtenidos mostraron la mayor concentración de ambos metales en los...

  19. Estudio isotérmico de biosorción de cromo y cadmio en solución acuosa utilizando residuos de césped

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    Andrango Caizapanta, Daniel Xavier

    2012-01-01

    A nivel mundial la contaminación con metales pesados ha dejado una triste secuela de tragedias ecológicas de gran impacto sobre el ambiente global. Por citar un caso: en el año de 1998 en Coto de Donana, aproximadamente un millón de metros cúbicos de lodos que contenían cadmio y otros metales terminaron en el río Guadimar afectando significativamente los sensibles lugares de reproducción aviar. En el Ecuador la situación no es menos alarmante, por ejemplo, en un estudio r...

  20. Complejación de plomo(II) y cadmio(II) con nuevos receptores macrocíclicos derivados de azacoronandos

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    Esteban Gómez, David

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    [Resumen] En la presente Tesis Doctoral se describen catorce nuevos receptores macrocíclicos derivados de los coronandos 1,10-diaza-15-corona-5 ó 4,13-diaza-18-corona-6 y se han estudiado sus propiedades coordinantes y capacidad de complejar a los iones metálicos plomo(II) y cadmio(II). Estructuralmente, estos receptores se agrupan en dos clases: 1,- éteres lariat bibraquiales (L1, L2, L3, L4, L5 y L6). 2,- Macrobiciclos laterales (L7, L8, L9, L10, L11, L12, L13 y L14). ...

  1. Cuantificación de plomo, cadmio y cromo mediante sialoquímica Quantification of lead, cadmium and chromium through sialochemistry

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    MIREYA GONZÁLEZ; JOSÉ ANTONIO BANDERAS; CLAUDIA RAYA; ARMANDO BÁEZ; RAÚL BELMONT

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    Objetivo. Determinar las concentraciones de plomo, cadmio y cromo, y establecer su posible asociación con diferentes factores sociodemográficos. Material y métodos. Se seleccionó una muestra representativa de 100 estudiantes de posgrado de la Facultad de Odontología de la Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), a los cuales se les colectó saliva total no estimulada. Dichas muestras fueron analizadas por espectrofotometría de absorción atómica con horno de grafito. Resultados. Metales ...

  2. Elementos traza en alimentos: cadmio y plomo en fruta enlatada por espectrometría de absorción atómica con horno de grafito

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    Bedregal, Patricia

    2006-01-01

    Se demuestra la confiabilidad de los resultados de cadmio y plomo informados por el Laboratorio de Química mediante su participación en un Ensayo de Aptitud organizado por la National Food Administration de Suecia. La muestra consistió de fruta enlatada y fue analizada utilizando la técnica de espectrometría de absorción atómica con horno de grafito. The confidence of the results of cadmium and lead reported by the Chemistry Laboratory in its participation in a Proficiency Test organised ...

  3. AVANCES EN LA TECNOLOGIA DE EW DE COBRE: BARRAS INTERCALADAS SEGMENTADAS.

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    VIDAL RUDLOFF, GUILLERMO A.; VIDAL RUDLOFF, GUILLERMO A.

    2005-01-01

    Esta tesis presenta la tecnología de barras intercelda segmentadas para los procesos electrometalúrgicos de cobre, aplicable en electroobtención y en electrorefinación. En estos procesos, la densidad de corriente real de cada electrodo difiere de la densi 126p.

  4. Concentraciones traza de metales en especies marinas de la bahía de Huarmey, Ancash, Perú

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    María E. Jacinto

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available Se determinaron las concentraciones traza de cadmio, cobre, plomo y zinc, en músculos y vísceras del caracol (Stramonita T. chocolata, el cangrejo peludo (Cancer setosus, la cabrilla (Paralabrax humeralis, el chorito (Semimytilus algosus, la lapa (Fissurella sp. y el chitón (Chiton spp., indeterminado; colectados en octubre 2001 en la bahía de Huarmey, Ancash, Perú. Los órganos seleccionados fueron liofi lizados y sometidos a digestión ácida según método CEM USA 1994 y analizados por espectrofotometría de absorción atómica. Las menores concentraciones de cadmio (0,63 μg/g, cobre (1,87 μg/g y zinc (1,70 μg/g, se encontraron en el músculo de P. humeralis; mientras que valores máximos de zinc (24,16 μg/g se observaron en vísceras del T. chocolata y de cobre (28,0 μg/g en músculo de Chiton spp. Las concentraciones halladas estuvieron dentro de los límites internacionales establecidos por algunos países (Nauen, 1983.

  5. Citotoxicidad del cadmio en hepatocitos de ratón albino y sus posibles implicaciones en ambientes tropicales

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    Letty Marcano

    2006-06-01

    Full Text Available Se realizó un análisis de las alteraciones fenotípicas, estructurales y ultraestructurales inducidas por Cd+2 en hepatocitos de ratón albino suizo. El metal fue suministrado vía oral en solución acuosa de CdCl2 durante 100 días a concentraciones de 50 ppm, 100 ppm y 150 ppm, en los controles la solución de cadmio fue sustituida por agua destilada. Las muestras fueron procesadas utilizando la técnica de inclusión en parafina y teñidas con hematoxilina- eosina para microscopía óptica y por la técnica convencional para microscopía electrónica de transmisión. Identificamos cambios fenotípicos (diferencias entre talla y peso y fisiológicos (debilidad muscular e intranquilidad; a nivel histológico, pérdida de la disposición trabecular y de la arquitectura lobulillar, focos de aglomerados linfocíticos, vacuolización, dilatación de sinosoides y de la vena central. El estudio ultraestructural señala diversas alteraciones tales como: nucléolo con un elevado número de centros fibrilares (50 ppm; voluminosas gotas de lípidos en el citoplasma, retículo endoplasmático rugoso distendido, vacuolización citoplasmática, lisosomas y peroxisomas alterados (100 ppm; núcleos contraídos con cromatina condensada, dilatación en el espacio intracelular y áreas de pérdida mitocondrial y fibrilar (150 ppm. Sugerimos que el cadmio ejerce un efecto tóxico en las células hepáticas el cual se hace más severo con el aumento de la concentración, llevando a la necrosis celular.Cadmium citotoxicity in mice hepatocytes and impications on tropical environments. We analyzed phenotypic, structural and ultrastructural alterations induced by Cd+2 in hepatocytes extracted from Swiss Albino mice. Cadmium was given orally in watery solution of CdCl2 during 100 days at concentrations of 50 ppm, 100 ppm and 150 ppm. In controls, distilled water alone was used. The samples were processed with the paraffin inclusion and hematoxilin-eosin coloration

  6. Determinación de la adsorción de cadmio mediante isotermas de adsorción en suelos agrícolas venezolanos

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    Subero Neudis

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available El cadmio es un metal pesado que tiende a acumularse en la superficie del suelo. En los últimos años,las actividades antropogénicas han ocasionado un incremento en los niveles de este metal en suelosagrícolas generando gran preocupación ambiental debido a su movilidad y lixiviación en el perfil delsuelo y a la facilidad con que es absorbido por las plantas. El objetivo de este trabajo fue determinarla capacidad de adsorción de cadmio, de cuatro suelos venezolanos de uso agrícola con diferenciastexturales. Para determinar la capacidad de adsorción del metal en cada suelo, inicialmente se determinóel tiempo óptimo de agitación; el cual fue de 2 horas y la relación suelo-solución enriquecedora de Cd;la cual fue de 1:50. Con estos parámetros se elaboraron las isotermas de adsorción para los suelos y secompararon los modelos de Freundlich y Langmuir. Los resultados mostraron que el modelo matemáticode Freundlich es el que mejor describe la cinética de la reacción y la capacidad de adsorción de Cdpor los suelos, siendo los que poseen mayores contenidos de arcilla, MO y pH ácidos los de mayorcapacidad de adsorción.

  7. Amenizante Orgânico e Eucalyptus grandis para Fitoestabilização de Solo Contaminado com Cobre

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    Rudinei De Marco

    2017-04-01

    Full Text Available RESUMO Este trabalho avaliou a utilização de turfa como amenizante e Eucalyptus grandis como técnica de fitoestabilização para remediar solo contaminado com cobre. O trabalho foi conduzido sob delineamento inteiramente casualizado em arranjo fatorial (2 × 6, sendo sem e com adição de turfa (200 mL L-1 de solo e seis doses de cobre adicionadas ao solo (0 mg kg-1, 60 mg kg-1, 120 mg kg-1, 180 mg kg-1, 240 mg kg-1, 300 mg kg-1 de solo, com seis repetições. Avaliaram-se a altura das mudas, o diâmetro do colo, a massa seca radicular e aérea, a área superficial específica, os teores e a quantidade acumulada de cobre no sistema radicular e na parte aérea e o índice de translocação. A adição de turfa possibilitou efeito amenizante da contaminação por cobre e favoreceu o crescimento das mudas. As mudas de Eucalyptus grandis apresentam elevado acúmulo de cobre nas raízes, o que permite indicá-la como promissora para fins de fitoestabilização de solos contaminados com cobre.

  8. Estudio del equilibrio y cinética de adsorción de Cd(II, Ni(II y Cr(VI usando Quitosano y Quitosano modificado con cobre

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    M. Benavente

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available En este trabajo, se estudió el equilibrio y la cinética de adsorción de Cd(II, Ni(II en quitosano y Cr(VI en quitosano modificado con cobre. Para ello, soluciones de iones metálicos a diferentes concentraciones, fueron puestas en contacto con el adsorbente y se agitaron por un período de 3 – 4 h. Al final del proceso, las muestras fueron analizadas en un espectrómetro de absorción atómica. Los datos experimentales del equilibrio de adsorción de los iones metálicos fueron evaluados aplicando las isotermas de Langmuir y Freundlich; mientras los datos cinéticos fueron evaluados utilizando los modelos cinéticos de pseudo-primer orden y pseudo-segundo orden. Los resultados del proceso demostraron que los iones fueron eficazmente adsorbidos por el quitosano (Cd y Ni y por el Cu-quitosano (Cr. Además, se comprobó que los datos experimentales del equilibrio de adsorción de Cr(VI y Ni(II se ajustan al modelo de Langmuir; mientras que los datos experimentales del Cd(II fueron mejor ajustados por el modelo de Freundlich. Mediante el uso de la isoterma de Langmuir se determinó la capacidad máxima de adsorción de cromo (29.7 mg/g Cu-quitosano, cadmio (102.0 mg/g quitosano y níquel (83.31 mg/g quitosano. Los resultados de la cinética de adsorción de los iones metálicos mostraron que los datos experimentales fueron mejor ajustados por el modelo de pseudo-segundo orden; es decir, el paso limitante en la velocidad es la reacción de adsorción y no la transferencia de masa.

  9. CONTRIBUCION AL ANALISIS FISICOQUIMICO DE LAS PERDIDAS DE COBRE EN ESCORIAS

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    CARDONA VALENCIA, NUBIA DEL CARMEN

    2011-01-01

    En esta tesis se desarrolló una metodología de medición y evaluación de pérdidas de cobre en escorias provenientes del circuito de fusión-limpieza pirometalúrgica de una fundición de Cobre, con aplicación en dos fundiciones chilenas: Paipote (FHVL) de ENAMI y Chagres de Anglo-american. Se basa en la caracterización de muestras industriales y modelación termodinámica de la escoria líquida con la composición química y temperaturas relevantes a los hornos de estudio. El estudio consideró los rea...

  10. Efecto de la recirculación de polvo de fundición de cobre de Chile con altos contenidos de impurezas en la distribución de impurezas durante el proceso de fusión

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    Montenegro, V.

    2010-02-01

    Full Text Available Usually, dust generated during the copper smelting process by the Teniente Converter and the Flash Smelting Furnaces in Chile, contains high concentrations of copper, zinc, arsenic, antimony and other metals. In general, the dust is recirculated to the smelting process or it is directed to hydrometallurgical process for recovery and stabilization. However, in recent years the generation of dust has increased because of the degradation of the quality of the concentrate. In addition, the environmental regulations have become stricter. It is therefore desirable to understand the behavior of those elements, when the smelting process operates with recirculation of dust. In this study, the effect of dust recirculation to smelting process on the distribution among the matte, slag and gas phases was evaluated, as a function of matte grade, amount of recirculated dust, oxygen enrichment and temperature. It was found that the concentration in thematte of the impurities such as arsenic, antimony and bismuth, increased slightly with recirculation of dust. On the other hand, the concentration of lead and zinc depend of the direct recirculation of dust to the process. Additionally, it was found that high concentrations of arsenic and antimony in the dust may lead to the formation and precipitation of copper arsenates and other metals (speiss, which may generates important operational problems.

    Usualmente, el polvo generado durante el proceso de fusión de concentrado de cobre por el Convertidor Teniente y el Horno Flash en Chile, contienen altos contenidos de cobre, zinc, arsénico y antimonio, entre otros metales. En general, el polvo se recircula al proceso de fusión o se envía a procesos hidrometalúrgicos para recuperación y estabilización. Sin embargo, en los años recientes, la generación de polvo ha aumentado debido a la baja en la calidad del concentrado. Adicionalmente, las normas ambientales se han vuelto más estrictas. Por lo tanto, es

  11. Estudio electroquímico de disulfuro de tetrametiltiuramo y dimetilditiocarbamato de cobre (II)

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    2002-01-01

    Los disulfuros de tetraalquiltiuramo y sus derivados, dialquilditiocarbamatos, han sido objeto de estudio en las últimas décadas. Estos estudios, sin embargo, se han centrado en sus propiedades espectroscópicas y cristalográficas, siendo muy escasos los reportes de propiedades electroquímicas de estos compuestos. En este trabajo se discute el comportamiento electroquímico del disulfuro de tetrametiltiuramo y del dimetilditiocarbamato de cobre(II), en medio no acuoso. ...

  12. CARACTERIZACION DE UN MINERAL DE COBRE EN ARGENTINA PARA LA PRODUCCION DE MATTE.

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    VANESA BAZÁN

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Argentina, posee minerales cuyas reservas la potencian para constituirse en un fuerte abastecedor regional. Actualmente, se han realizado proyectos de exploraciones y explotación de minerales de cobre que poseen una ley entre 0,5% y 0,8% generalmente libre de impurezas como Sb, As, Pb, Bi y Hg. [1, 2, 3, 4] Este hecho indicaría que puede existir un gran potencial para el desarrollo de la pirometalurgia del cobre, dado que hasta el momento no existen avances en este sentido. En este trabajo se presentan resultados de un estudio realizado sobre un mineral de baja ley de Cu, en el cual se identifi can sus fases mediante microscopía óptica, ensayos de fl otación contemplando diferentes condiciones, con el objetivo de obtener concentrados de distintas calidades. Finalmente, para comprender aspectos del proceso de obtención del cobre se realiza una simulación del proceso de fusión en el horno fl ash basado en balances de masa y energía.

  13. Efectos gammágenos del cobre en los aceros inoxidables 18Cr8Ni

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    Botella, J.

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    Full Text Available From a series of 22 typical 18Cr8Ni stainless steel 40 kg ingots, with copper variable concentrations from 0.6 to 3.0 weight %, δ-ferrite is measured with a ferrite-meter device, calculating a nickel equivalent of 0.27 for copper. Some differences between the 8-ferrite and that on calculated by DeLong -excluding the copper γ-gene action- have been found because of different solidification and cooling regimes in ingot and weld cases.

    A partir de una serie de 22 lingotes de 40 kg de aceros inoxidables típicos 18Cr8Ni, con concentraciones variables de cobre entre 0,6 y 3,0 % en masa, se mide la ferrita δ mediante un medidor de ferrita y se deduce para el cobre un equivalente en níquel de 0,27, a la vez que se establecen ciertas diferencias entre los contenidos de ferrita δ medida y la deducida según DeLong -excluida la acción gammágena del cobre- por el hecho de solidificar en lingotes en vez de la típica solidificación de soldaduras.

  14. EFEITO DO COBRE SOBRE O CRESCIMENTO E QUALIDADE DE MUDAS DE Stryphnodendron polyphyllum Mart. E Cassia multijuga Rich.

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    Rodrigo Ferreira da Silva

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available http://dx.doi.org/10.5902/1980509815730A contaminação do solo com cobre tem se tornado comum em regiões de mineração e agrícolas pelo uso de fungicidas a base de cobre e aplicação de dejeto líquido de suíno ao solo, causando redução na produtividade das plantas. O trabalho objetivou determinar o efeito de doses de cobre no crescimento e qualidade de mudas de Barbatimão (Stryphnodendron polyphyllum Mart. e Cássia (Cassia multijuga Rich.. O delineamento experimental foi inteiramente casualizado num fatorial (2 x 4, sendo as duas espécies florestais, e quatro doses de cobre: 0; 150; 300 e 450 mg kg-1, com 10 repetições. Avaliou-se a altura de planta, diâmetro do colo, peso da matéria seca radicular e da parte aérea, comprimento e área superficial específica radicular, e os índices de qualidade de mudas: relação entre altura da parte aérea e diâmetro do coleto; altura da parte aérea e peso da matéria seca da parte aérea e o Índice de Qualidade de Dickson. Os resultados demonstram que as doses de cobre testadas não influenciam a qualidade de mudas da Cássia enquanto o Barbatimão mantém a qualidade de mudas até 300 mg kg-1 de cobre adicionado ao solo. O Barbatimão apresenta maior crescimento e qualidade de mudas que a Cássia em solo contaminado com cobre.

  15. Adsorción de plomo y cadmio en sistema continuo de lecho fijo sobre residuos de cacao

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    Jose Lara

    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available Se evaluó el desempeño de la cáscara de cacao como material residual adsorbente de metales pesados (Plomo y Cadmio en solución acuosa sintética, mediante un sistema continuo de lecho fijo. El trabajo experimental consistió en determinar el efecto de la altura del lecho en la remoción de estos contaminantes, manteniendo constantes parámetros como el pH, velocidad de flujo y concentración inicial de los metales. Las pruebas de adsorción presentaron una remoción de 91,32 y 87,80% respectivamente para Pb y Cd después de transcurridos 4,5 h La medición de las concentraciones en solución acuosa de los iones metálicos se hizo por adsorción atómica. Se evaluó el ajuste de los modelos matemáticos de Thomas, Dosis-Respuesta, Adams-Bohart y BDST (Bed-Depht Service Time analysis, para predecir el comportamiento dinámico de la columna y obtener los parámetros cinéticos correspondientes. Para los modelos de Thomas y de Dosis-Respuesta, se observó que los valores de la capacidad inicial de adsorción, q0, disminuyeron al aumentar la altura del lecho, esto pudo deberse a una transferencia de masa más lenta, concentración más baja y aumento dela capacidad de adsorción, mientras que los modelos de Adams-Bohart y BDST, la capacidad de adsorción volumétrica, N0, decrece al aumentar el bioadsorbente en la columna. Los resultados presentados en este estudio indican que los residuos de cacao pueden ser usados para la remoción de metales pesados presentes en aguas residuales satisfactoriamente.

  16. Enfermedades profesionales en la industria del cobre: extracción, manufactura y reciclaje

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    C.D. Cabrera-Marutz

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Introducción: El cobre por sus características se utiliza en una gran variedad de aplicaciones en la industria energética, sus múltiples usos unidos a la expansión y evolución de los diversos sectores industriales lo hacen una pieza fundamental para lograr el desarrollo sostenible de la sociedad actual. La minería, procesamiento, reciclaje y su transformación genera riqueza, crea puestos de trabajo y a su vez puede suponer un riesgo potencial para el desarrollo de enfermedades profesionales. Objetivo: Realizar una revisión bibliográfica que permita identificar las principales enfermedades profesionales que desarrollan los trabajadores de la industria de cobre. Metodología: Se realizó búsqueda bibliográfica en las siguientes bases de datos: MEDLINE (PUBMED, OSH UPDATE, IBECS, LILACS. Se revisó la literatura científica en busca de posibles enfermedades profesionales en la industria del cobre. Resultados: Se incluyeron en el estudio un total de 16 artículos científicos que cumplían los criterios de inclusión, agrupándolos en 4 categorías: cáncer de pulmón y vías respiratorias 10; 6 describían enfermedades respiratorias crónicas (neumoconiosis, EPOC; 5 se referían a otros tipos de cánceres (urotelial, Linfoma No Hodking, de estómago, de vejiga, de colon, de hueso, de hígado y 2 reportaron alergias de contacto. Conclusiones: Las principales enfermedades detectadas en los trabajadores de la industria del cobre fueron cáncer de pulmón y vías respiratorias y en segundo lugar enfermedades respiratorias crónicas. La minería fue el sector más afectado. Existe escasa literatura científica que identifique la aparición de enfermedades profesionales relacionadas con el reciclaje de cobre.

  17. Determinación de la adsorción de cadmio mediante isotermas de adsorción en suelos agrícolas venezolanos

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    Nereida Sánchez

    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available El cadmio es un metal pesado que tiende a acumularse en la superficie del suelo. En los últimos años, las actividades antropogénicas han ocasionado un incremento en los niveles de este metal en suelos agrícolas generando gran preocupación ambiental debido a su movilidad y lixiviación en el perfil del suelo y a la facilidad con que es absorbido por las plantas. El objetivo de este trabajo fue determinar la capacidad de adsorción de cadmio, de cuatro suelos venezolanos de uso agrícola con diferencias texturales. Para determinar la capacidad de adsorción del metal en cada suelo, inicialmente se determinó el tiempo óptimo de agitación; el cual fue de 2 horas y la relación suelo-solución enriquecedora de Cd; la cual fue de 1:50. Con estos parámetros se elaboraron las isotermas de adsorción para los suelos y se compararon los modelos de Freundlich y Langmuir. Los resultados mostraron que el modelo matemático de Freundlich es el que mejor describe la cinética de la reacción y la capacidad de adsorción de Cd por los suelos, siendo los que poseen mayores contenidos de arcilla, MO y pH ácidos los de mayor capacidad de adsorción.

  18. Evaluación de la exposición a elementos inorgánicos (Cr, Mn, Ni, Cu, Zn, As, Se, Cd y Pb) en cormoranes grandes (Phalacrocorax carbo sinensis) de la laguna costera del Mar Menor de Murcia

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    Navarro, G.; Jerez, S.; Farinós Celdrán, Pablo; Robledano Aymerich, Francisco; Motas Guzmán, Miguel

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    En el presente estudio, se han analizado las concentraciones de nueve elementos inorgánicos (cromo, manganeso, níquel, cobre, zinc, arsénico, selenio, cadmio y plomo) en distintos tejidos (hígado, riñón, músculo, hueso y pluma) de individuos jóvenes de cormorán grande (Phalacrocorax carbo sinensis), hallados en estado cadáver en los alrededores de la laguna costera del Mar Menor durante su invernada. Los análisis se realizaron mediante espectrometría de masas con fuente de plasma acoplado ind...

  19. Metales pesados en Trucha Común (Salmo trutta fario.

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    LEGORBURU, I., CANTON, L., MILLAN, E., CASADO, A., ALVAREZ, J.

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    Full Text Available Se han determinado las concentraciones de metal en hígado branquia y músculo de Trucha común (Salmo trutta fario, procedente de cinco puntos de la cuenca del río Urola. las muestras se analizaron por espectroscopía de absorción atómica, tras su digestión ácida. La distribución de concentraciones es de tipo normal-logarítmico y existe una retención preferente de aluminio, manganeso y zinc en las branquias, mientras el hígado acumula cadmio, hierro y cobre.

  20. Acumulación de metales pesados en macromicetos comestiblesy factores que influyen en su captación

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    Alonso, J; García, M.A.; Juan M. Pérez López; M.J. Melgar

    2004-01-01

    Se presenta un estudio sobre la presencia de metales pesados (cadmio, mercurio, plomo, cobre y zinc) en 238 muestras de carpóforos pertenecientes a 28 especies comestibles de hongos silvestres en la provincia de Lugo. El método analítico para la determinación de metales ha sido la Voltamperometría de redisolución anódica. Se ha estudiado la incidencia de los siguientes factores en la acumulación de metales en los hongos: especie, ecología (micorrízicas, saprófitas terríco...

  1. Impacto de la logística inversa en el mercado del cobre en España

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    Sarmentero Regueira, Juan Carlos

    2010-01-01

    El cobre es un recurso natural que en España se concentra mayoritariamente en la Faja Pirítica Ibérica y éste es escaso en el resto de Europa. Además la producción minera representa sólo el 2,2 % de la cantidad consumida por la industria española. Por ende, las Empresas españolas para abastecerse de cobre en las diferentes producciones de aleaciones y productos semielaborados lo compran en el mercado mundial. Debido a la lejanía geográfica para su compra, utilizan cobre reciclable en más de...

  2. Diagrama de estabilidad termodinámico del sistema de flotación cobre/agua/amilxantato

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    Beatriz Ramírez-Serrano

    2015-05-01

    Full Text Available El propósito del trabajo fue obtener el diagrama de estabilidad termodinámico que caracteriza al sistema de flotación cobre/agua/amilxantato, como parte del fundamento teórico necesario para el análisis del proceso de flotación de iones cobre con el reactivo colector de flotación amilxantato de potasio. A partir del sistema de reacciones químicas fundamentales y con ayuda del sofware Medusa se obtuvo el diagrama Eh-pH en el cual se definen las zonas de estabilidad de las diferentes especies químicas y se establece que en el rango de pH de 4 a 13 coexisten las especies xantogenadas de cobre(I y (II cuya relación disminuye con el incremento del pH.

  3. Migración laboral e intercambios culturales: trabajadores galeses del cobre en Chile durante el siglo XIX

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    Bill Jones

    2017-06-01

    Full Text Available Aún se debe estudiar en detalle el traspaso de la tecnología de fundición de cobre a partir de la zona de Swansea que acompañó el desarrollo de la industria mundial de cobre en el siglo XIX. Este artículo comienza a remediar esta omisión al enfocarse detenidamente en una microhistoria de los fundidores galeses de cobre quienes migraron a Guayacán, cerca de Coquimbo, Chile, a mediados del siglo XIX. Analiza el desarrollo de una presencia laboral galesa en Guayacán y las dinámicas de la migración, incluyendo motivos, redes laborales y proceso de reclutamiento. También estudia cómo el poseer habilidades industriales dio forma a encuentros culturales y religiosos entre galeses y chilenos.

  4. REMOCIÓN DE COBRE Y NÍQUEL POR INTERCAMBIO CATIÓNICO CON UNA ZEOLITA NATURAL

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    Arnoldy Estupiñan

    2010-10-01

    Full Text Available Se empleó la zeolita natural clinoptilolita, para remover cobre y níquel de aguas residuales de una industria de galvanotecnia. La capacidad de intercambio determinada para la zeolita transformada al estado homoiónico sódico, fue de 0,794 meq/g para cobre y 0,447 meq/g para níquel. Se realizaron ensayos en cochada y en columna, alcanzando éste último un mayor acercamiento al equilibrio. En los ensayos de regeneración, la zeolita sódica concentró el cobre hasta 23,5 veces con respecto al valor que presenta en los enjuagues de los baños de recubrimiento en medio ácido, mostrando su potencialidad para usarla en el tratamiento de estos residuos, por su efectividad y bajo costo.

  5. Efecto de dos metales pesados, cadmio y níquel, sobre la eficiencia de remoción de carga orgánica de un reactor UASB a escala de laboratorio

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    Luis Eduardo Forero

    2004-01-01

    Full Text Available Se realizaron ensayos en tres reactores UASB de tres litros cada uno, a un tiempo de retención hidráulico (TRH de cuatro horas y carga orgánica volumétrica de 4,8 g/L/d. Después de la fase inicial de arranque, tiempo de 4.000 horas para los tres reactores, se procedió a afectarlos de la siguiente forma: el primer reactor fue alimentado con 5 mg/L de cloruro de cadmio en forma continua, el segundo reactor fue alimentado con 10 mg/L de cloruro de níquel en forma continua también, mientras que el tercer reactor no se afectó con sustancia alguna y sirvió como control. La eficiencia de remoción de demanda química de oxígeno (DQO del primer reactor cambió del 60% de la fase de arranque (fase 1 al 18% en la fase afectada con cadmio (fase dos; la eficiencia de remoción de DQO en el reactor dos pasó del 60 al 24% y a su vez para el reactor tres control no hubo cambio significativo en dicha eficiencia. A su vez el reactor uno acumuló el cadmio en el lodo, mientras que el reactor dos no hizo lo propio con el níquel.

  6. Zinc in diet

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    ... cell growth, wound healing, and the breakdown of carbohydrates . Zinc is also needed for the senses of smell and taste. During pregnancy, infancy, and childhood the body needs zinc to grow and develop properly. Zinc also ...

  7. Distribución del cobre en ecosistemas forestales de tipo mediterraneo Copper distribution in Mediterranean forest ecosystems

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    LUISA DELGADO

    2002-09-01

    Full Text Available En este estudio hemos usado el método comparativo para analizar la distribución de la concentración total de cobre en los componentes de dos ecosistemas forestales, y el efecto del ingreso de cobre antropogénico. Los componentes ecosistémicos se definieron a partir de un modelo conceptual basado en la aproximación proceso-funcional. Los componentes bióticos correspondieron a las estructuras morfológicas de los árboles; en tanto que los abióticos a los distintos horizontes del suelo. Se escogieron dos áreas que difieren en cuanto a la ausencia (ecosistema de referencia y presencia (ecosistema perturbado de ingreso de cobre antropogénico generado por la Refinería de Ventanas-Maitencillo. Los resultados muestran que el cobre antropogénico es retenido en el material parcialmente descompuesto, y que los componentes bióticos del ecosistema perturbado presentan concentraciones de cobre por sobre los valores normales para ecosistemas forestales. Se discuten las variables controladoras del ciclo intrasistémico del cobre en ecosistemas forestalesWe have analyzed the distribution of copper concentrations, and the effects of anthropogenic inputs, in the components of two forest ecosystems using a comparative approach. Ecosystem components were defined using a process-functional conceptual model. Biotic components corresponded to the morphological structures of trees, the abiotic components to the soil horizons. We chose two areas that differed on the absence (reference ecosystem and presence (perturbed ecosystem of an anthopogenic copper source (the Ventanas-Maitencillo Refinery. Results show that the anthropogenic copper is mostly retained in the partially decomposed matter, and that the biotic components of the perturbed ecosystem show higher that normal copper concentrations. We discuss the controlling variables of the intrasystemic copper cycle in forest ecosystems

  8. CONCENTRACIÓN MAGNÉTICA APLICADA A RELAVE DE COBRE

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    Campusano, Luis Valderrama; Universidad de Atacama - Departamento de Ingeniería en Metalurgia; Zazzali, Bruno; Universidad de Atacama- Departamento de Ingeniería en Metalurgia; Santander, Mario Enrique; Universidad de Atacama Departamento de Ingeniería en Metalurgia; Carmona, Manuel; Gerente General de Planta, Empresa Nacional de Minería

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    Este trabajo tiene como objetivo desarrollar un circuito de concentración magnética de baja intensidad para tratar relave producido en el tratamiento de minerales de cobre. Para este estudio fueron recolectadas muestras de 27 calicatas construidas y distribuidas a lo largo de la corona del tranque de relaves de la Planta Manuel Antonio Matta de la Empresa Nacional de Minería. El análisis mineralógico indicó la presencia de cuarzo, ortoclasa, magnetita, actinolita, biotita y clinocloro ferroso...

  9. Recuperación de cobre en escorias mediante biolixiviación indirecta

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    Mazuelos, A.

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available The main source of copper loss from a smelter is copper in discard slag. Slag can contain Cu in concentrations very much higher than those of many ores. Cu is present in slag entrained in very small drops of matte, white metal and blister copper occluded in fayalitic phase. In this work, the technical viability of the BRISA process, that is based on the indirect bioleaching, for this residue has been proved. A sample of slag, containing 2 % of copper, has been chemical, granulometrical and metallographic characterized and it has been leached with ferric sulphate solutions in agitated reactors. The influence of several variables have been investigated. Once the best operating conditions had been selecting and an economic estimation had been done (with very really attractive results, the leaching stage has been designed for a plant of 30 tonnes per hour capacity. Cu extractions higher than 70% can be achieved with a residence time of only five hours. Despite of Cu(II concentration in fed is as high as 30 g/l, biooxidation stage can supply Fe(III demanded by ferric leaching stage.

    En los procesos pirometalúrgicos, parte del cobre se pierde en la escoria que se genera como residuo del proceso, pudiendo estar presente en ella, en concentraciones muy superiores a las de muchas menas. El cobre se encuentra formando parte de pequeñas partículas de mata, metal blanco y blister, ocluidas en fase de fayalita. En este trabajo se ha probado la viabilidad técnica del proceso BRISA, que está basado en la biolixiviación indirecta, para el tratamiento de este residuo. Se ha caracterizado una escoria con un 2 % en cobre, desde los planos químico, granulométrico y metalográfico. Este material se ha lixiviado con disoluciones de sulfato férrico en reactores agitados, estudiándose el efecto de diversas variables. A partir de los resultados obtenidos, e incluyendo un estudio económico, con resultados muy atractivos, se han seleccionado las mejores

  10. Enfermedades profesionales en la industria del cobre: extracción, manufactura y reciclaje

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    C.D. Cabrera-Marutz; S. Velásquez-Alcalá; J. Vrhovac-Biljesko

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    Introducción: El cobre por sus características se utiliza en una gran variedad de aplicaciones en la industria energética, sus múltiples usos unidos a la expansión y evolución de los diversos sectores industriales lo hacen una pieza fundamental para lograr el desarrollo sostenible de la sociedad actual. La minería, procesamiento, reciclaje y su transformación genera riqueza, crea puestos de trabajo y a su vez puede suponer un riesgo potencial para el desarrollo de enfermedades profesionales. ...

  11. Síntesis y caracterización de un nuevo material tipo fosfato de cobre

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    Sierra, Germán; Echavarria, Adriana; Palacio Santos, Luz Amparo; Saldarriaga M., Carlos

    2002-01-01

    Se comparan algunas características fisicoquímicas de los xerogeles conteniendo Cu o Fe soportados en circonia. Se usaron ácido sulfúrico o hidróxido de amonio como catalizadores de hidrólisis durante la etapa de gelación. Los materiales sulfatados cristalizaron principalmente en la fase tetragonal, exhibieron mayor área superficial y presentaron mayor número de sitios ácidos que los catalizadores preparados en medio básico. La adición de los precursores de hierro y cobre en el gel de síntesi...

  12. COMPARACION DEL COMPORTAMIENTO ELECTROCATALICO DE COMPLEJOS CORROLICOS DE COBRE EN REACCIONES DE REDUCCION DE O2

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    En el presente trabajo de tesis se estudiaron dos corro les de cobre, el 5,10,15-tri(aminofenil)corrol de Cu y el 10-(4-aminofenil)-5, 15-(dimesitil) corrol Cu, los cuales fueron cedidos por el grupo de investigación del Dr. Wim Dehaen de la Universidad de Lovaina (Bélgica) para estudios de electrocatálisis. Se realizó la caracterización estructural de estos complejos empleando diversas técnicas espectroscópicas con el objetivo de corroborar la estabilidad y no descomposición de esto...

  13. Biolixiviação de cobre de sucata eletrônica

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    Yamane,Luciana Harue; Espinosa,Denise Crocce Romano; Tenório,Jorge Alberto Soares

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    O presente trabalho investigou a influência da suplementação de ferro e da adaptação bacteriana sobre a biolixiviação de cobre de placas de circuito impresso usando a bactéria Acidithiobacillusferrooxidans-LR. Placas de circuito impresso de computadores obsoletos foram mecanicamente processadas através de cominuição seguida de separação magnética. A bactéria Acidithiobacillusferrooxidans-LR foi crescida e adaptada à presença de amostras de placas de circuito impresso cominuídas. Um estudo de ...

  14. Efecto de la calidad de la materia orgánica asociada con el uso y manejo de suelos en la retención de cadmio, en sistemas altoandinos de Colombia

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    Full Text Available El cadmio (Cd proveniente de suelos afectados por intemperismo y actividades antropogénicas puede producir efectos tóxicos, asociados con la baja afinidad de las formas adsorbentes, la alta solubilidad y la movilidad. Es de gran importancia conocer los fenómenos de adsorción y los factores de movilidad de este elemento y predecir su posible toxicidad en suelos de la región altoandina de Colombia cuyo sistema de uso está cambiando a pasturas y cultivos con aplicación de fertilizantes fosfatados que contienen cadmio. Para determinar la influencia en la retención y el factor de movilidad de Cd en estos suelos de la subcuenca Rio Las Piedras, Departamento del Cauca (Colombia, utilizados en sistemas de bosque, cultivo de papa (Solanum tuberosum y pastura de kikuyo (Pennisetum clandestinum fueron caracterizados por sus propiedades físicas y químicas, encontrando alta acidez, presencia de alófanos, alto contenido de carbono orgánico, alta capacidad de intercambio catiónico, y baja densidad. Para determinar la influencia en la retención y el factor de movilidad de cadmio, la calidad de la materia orgánica (M.O fue evaluada mediante índices de humificación obtenidos por la caracterización de sus diferentes fracciones. La retención fue evaluada mediante isotermas de adsorción de Freundlich en ácidos húmicos en suelos de los tres sistemas de uso. Los valores encontrados de K (máxima capacidad de adsorción y n (fuerza de retención fueron, respectivamente, de 131.98 y 1.18 en suelos de bosque, 340.93 y 1.19 en cultivo, y 170.36 y 1.19 en pasturas. La calidad de la M.O. tiene un efecto significativo en estos procesos, así, una mejor calidad redunda en menor movilidad de cadmio, previniendo contaminación de aguas subterráneas y toxicidad por bioacumulación de cadmio.

  15. Cuantificación de plomo, cadmio y cromo mediante sialoquímica Quantification of lead, cadmium and chromium through sialochemistry

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    Full Text Available Objetivo. Determinar las concentraciones de plomo, cadmio y cromo, y establecer su posible asociación con diferentes factores sociodemográficos. Material y métodos. Se seleccionó una muestra representativa de 100 estudiantes de posgrado de la Facultad de Odontología de la Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM, a los cuales se les colectó saliva total no estimulada. Dichas muestras fueron analizadas por espectrofotometría de absorción atómica con horno de grafito. Resultados. Metales pesados como el plomo, el cadmio y el cromo se encuentran en concentraciones mucho más altas que las informadas en la literatura: Pb, = 3.10 m g/dL-1, máxima: 16.8 my g/dL-1, y mínima: 0.04 my g/dL-1; Cd, = 0.25 my g/dL-1, máxima: 2.04 my g/dL-1, y mínima: 0.004 my g/dL-1; y Cr, = 1.43 my g/dL-1, máxima: 4.82 my g/dL-1, y mínima: 0.05 my g/dL-1. Asimismo, variables como la zona de residencia, el sexo, la edad y la ingesta de comida enlatada no influyen en los niveles de plomo y cromo. Sin embargo, en el caso del cadmio y la edad existe una asociación inversa (ji²= 5.9012, pObjective. To determine the concentration of lead (Pb, cadmium (Cd, and chromium (Cr and establish the possible association of these heavy metals with some sociodemographic factors. Material and methods. A representative sample of one hundred dental students from the National Autonomous University of Mexico living in Mexico City participated in this study. Unstimulated human whole saliva samples were analyzed by Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy. Results. Concentrations of Pb, Cd, and Cr were higher than those reported elsewhere: Pb ( or = 3.10 m g/dL-1; Maximum: 16.8 mu g/dL-1 and Minimum: 0.04 mu g/dL-1, Cd ( or = 0.25 mu g/dL-1; Maximum: 2.04 mu g/dL-1 and Minimum: 0.004 mu g/dL-1 and Cr ( or = 1.43 mu g/dL-1; Maximum: 4.82 mu g/dL-1 and Minimum: 0.05 mu g/dL-1. No association was found between the variables studied (age, sex, geographic area and canned food consumption

  16. Glicinato de cobre: una aproximación a su solubilidad

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    Gloria Elena Tobón Zapata

    2009-04-01

    Full Text Available Se estudian los isómeros cis y trans del glicinato de cobre, como parte de un proyecto que pretende elaborar un suplemento nutricional con oligoelementos esenciales, considerando los factores que afectan la disolución y por lo tanto, la biodisponibilidad de los complejos. Con el fin de encontrar, en una etapa temprana de la formulación, una relación entre el proceso de disolución y algún parámetro de medida independiente del tamaño de partícula, se evalúan los descriptores: circularidad, diámetro de feret, área, perímetro y dimensión fractal. Los que menor variación presentan son: circularidad y dimensión fractal, esta última puede relacionarse con el proceso de disolución calculando 2 propiedades relacionadas: la dimensión fractal superficial y la dimensión fractal reactiva. Este trabajo demuestra que en los complejos de glicinato de cobre a mayor tamaño de partícula la velocidad de disolución es mayor si existen grietas en la superficie, lo que se evidencia en una dimensión fractal reactiva mayor que .una dimensión fractal superficial.

  17. Cobre labrado, alambique y aguardiente. Chile y Argentina, 1586-1850

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    Pablo Lacoste

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    Full Text Available El estudio examina el desarrollo de la producción, transporte y distribu- ción de cobres labrados y alambiques para elaborar aguardiente en Chile y el oeste de la actual Argentina, desde el primer alambique registrado (1586 hasta mediados del siglo XIX. Se detecta que el principal polo de manufactura de estos artefactos se encontraba en el Norte Chico de Chile, entre Huasco y La Serena. Desde allí, el uso de los alambiques se difundió por un amplio espacio. La ruta del alambique y el cobre labrado se extendió por 5.000 kilómetros, llegando a Guayaquil, Trujillo, Callao, Cinti, Jujuy y Salta por el norte; y a Valdivia y Chiloé por el sur, a ambos lados de la cordillera de los Andes. Floreció así un intenso proceso de integración socioeconómica regional, a la vez que se fortaleció el desa- rrollo agroindustrial con la posibilidad de destilar aguardientes. De esta manera se sentaron las bases para el surgimiento de varios productos típicos.

  18. CARACTERIZACIÓN DE CONCENTRADOS DE COBRE PRODUCIDOS EN ARGENTINA PARA ANALIZAR LA FACTIBILIDAD DE LA INSTALACIÓN DE UNA PLANTA PIROMETALÚRGICA

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    Bazán,Vanesa; Sarquis,Pedro; Brandaleze,Elena; Orozco,Ivana

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    La demanda mundial de cobre metálico se incrementó sensiblemente durante estos últimos años debido a los mercados emergentes y a China en particular. Actualmente en Argentina los proyectos mineros de explotación de cobre qeue se desarrollan en el norte del país concluyen su proceso con la exportación de concentrados. En nuestro país se han realizado diferentes exploraciones y en algunos casos ya están en explotación minerales de alta ley de cobre (0,5% - 0,8%) libres de impurezas tales como: ...

  19. Inhibición de la corrosión de materiales base cobre mediante compuestos fenólicos de origen natural

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    Bertuola, Marcos; Grillo, Claudia Alejandra; Fernández Lorenzo de Mele, Mónica Alicia

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    Los materiales base cobre tienen una función relevante en la industria ya que forman parte de cañerías de enfriamiento y de transporte de diversos productos y, por otra parte, aleaciones con níquel son empleadas en la industria naval. Asímismo, aleaciones con base cobre se utilizan en odontología y se emplea cobre puro en algunos dispositivos médicos. Sin embargo, en presencia de iones cloruro estos metales frecuentemente se corroen. Diversos compuestos orgánicos sintéticos son utilizad...

  20. Las ciudades del cobre: Del campamento de montaña al hotel minero como variaciones de la company town

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    Eugenio Garcés

    2003-12-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo analiza las "ciudades del cobre" en Chile, asentamientos ex-novo construidos a lo largo del siglo XX por empresas internacionales. De manera complementaria a los territorios rurales y las ciudades tradicionales, fueron diseñadas para atender funciones productivas, residenciales y de equipamiento, con el propósito de alcanzar resultados de eficiente producción. El artículo presenta cuatro casos relacionados con la Corporación del Cobre (CODELCO, entidad estatal formada en 1971, luego de la nacionalización del cobre en Chile, y otros dos casos vinculados con la minería privada. Ponen de manifiesto la evolución experimentada por los asentamientos -desde la ciudad minera hasta el hotel minero- a partir de criterios productivos que incluyen operaciones territoriales, urbanas y arquitectónicasThis paper analyses the copper mining ex-novo settlements in Chile, built during the XX century by international enterprises. As a complement to the rural territory and the traditional cities, they attend productive functions, residence necessities and other facilities, with the purpose to obtain efficient production. The paper presents four cases that belongs to the Corporación del Cobre (CODELCO, the State enterprise organized in 1971, and other two cases related to the private enterprises. They show the evolution of the settlements, from the mining town to the mining hotel, based on productive criteria that include territorial, urban and architectural operations

  1. Conflicto y Modernización en la Gran Minería del Cobre (1950-1970

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    Ángela Vergara Marshall

    2004-12-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo analiza el proceso de modernización en la Gran Minería del Cobre en Chile entre 1950 y 1971. En primer lugar, se examinan las causas, nacionales e internacionales, que llevaron a las empresas del cobre a introducir cambios en la forma de producción, organización de la fuerza de trabajo y labores administrativas. En segundo lugar, se analiza el impacto que tuvo la modernización en las condiciones de vida y de trabajo de los mineros del cobre. En términos generales, este artículo plantea que aunque la modernización minera aumentó la productividad de esta industria, al mismo tiempo esta agudizó el conflicto laboral en la minería y deterioró la posición de las empresas del cobre en Chile.This article focuses on the process of modernization in the Large Scale Copper Industry between 1950 and 1971. First, it looks at the national and international factors that led copper companies to introduce substantial changes in the organization of production, the labor force, and administration. Second, it analyzes the impact of modernization on working, economic, and living conditions in the copper mines. In a time of increasing nationalism and political radicalization, these schemes not only led to intense confrontation with labor unions but also undermined the position of the US copper companies in Chile.

  2. Sensibilidade a cobre, estreptomicina e oxitetraciclina em Xanthomonas spp. associadas à mancha-bacteriana do tomate para processamento industrial

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    Quezado-Duval Alice Maria

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available Apesar de amplamente empregados em lavouras de tomate para processamento industrial no Brasil, fungicidas cúpricos e antibióticos registrados para uso agrícola nem sempre resultam em controle eficiente das bacterioses que afetam a cultura. O aparecimento de estirpes resistentes é uma das causas dessa baixa eficiência. Avaliou-se, in vitro, a sensibilidade a cobre, estreptomicina e oxitetraciclina de 389 isolados de Xanthomonas spp. associadas à mancha-bacteriana do tomateiro, sendo 92 de X. axonopodis pv. vesicatoria (60 do grupo "A"/raça T1 e 32 do "C"/raça T3, 93 de X. vesicatoria (grupo "B"/raça T2 e 204 de X. gardneri (grupo "D"/raça T2. Os isolados foram obtidos de plantas doentes em campos comerciais de tomate para processamento industrial nos estados de Goiás, Minas Gerais, Pernambuco e Bahia, nos anos de 1995 a 1998 e em 2000. Alíquotas de 5 ml de suspensões bacterianas foram depositadas em meio Nutriente-Ágar suplementado com sulfato de cobre, nas concentrações de 50 e 200 µg/ml; sulfato de estreptomicina, a 25 e 200 µg/ml e cloridrato de oxitetraciclina, a 25 µg/ml. Nenhum isolado foi resistente a oxitetraciclina, como também nenhum foi resistente ao cobre na concentração de 200 µg/ml do sulfato de cobre. No entanto, houve diferença entre isolados quanto à sensibilidade ao sulfato de cobre na concentração de 50 µg/ml e ao sulfato de estreptomicina nas duas concentrações empregadas. As freqüências de isolados de X. gardneri, X. axonopodis pv. vesicatoria (grupos "A" e "C" e X. vesicatoria resistentes à estreptomicina (25 µg/ml do produto usado foram, respectivamente, 98%, 38% e 2%, ao passo que, ao cobre, foram, respectivamente, 48%, 4% e 74%. Todos os isolados do grupo "C" foram sensíveis à estreptomicina e 97% sensíveis ao cobre.

  3. Zinc and infant nutrition.

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    Ackland, M Leigh; Michalczyk, Agnes A

    2016-12-01

    Zinc is essential for a wide variety of cellular processes in all cells. It is a critical dietary nutrient, particularly in the early stages of life. In the early neonatal period, adequate sources of zinc can be obtained from breast milk. In rare circumstances, the mammary gland produces zinc deficient milk that is potentially lethal for exclusively breast-fed infants. This can be overcome by zinc supplementation to the infant. Alterations to key zinc transporters provide insights into the mechanisms of cellular zinc homeostasis. The bioavailability of zinc in food depends on the presence of constituents that may complex zinc. In many countries, zinc deficiency is a major health issue due to poor nourishment. Young children are particularly affected. Zinc deficiency can impair immune function and contributes to the global burden of infectious diseases including diarrhoea, pneumonia and malaria. Furthermore, zinc deficiency may extend its influence across generations by inducing epigenetic effects that alter the expression of genes. This review discusses the significance of adequate zinc nutrition in infants, factors that influence zinc nutrition, the consequences of zinc deficiency, including its contribution to the global burden of disease, and addresses some of the knowledge gaps in zinc biology. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  4. Method of capturing or trapping zinc using zinc getter materials

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    Hunyadi Murph, Simona E.; Korinko, Paul S.

    2017-07-11

    A method of trapping or capturing zinc is disclosed. In particular, the method comprises a step of contacting a zinc vapor with a zinc getter material. The zinc getter material comprises nanoparticles and a metal substrate.

  5. Ventajas Del Perenox. Fungicida de la Casa COOPER sobre el Caldo Bordelés y otros productos a base de cobre.

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    Universidad Nacional de Colombia Facultad de Ciencias Agrarias

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    Full Text Available "Perenox" es un Oxido de Cobre especialmente preparado, presentado en la forma de un polvo dispersivo extraordinariamente soluble en agua. Contiene 50 % de Cobre, mientras que los cristales del Sulfato de Cobre sólo contienen 25%, Una libra de "Perenox" reemplaza a lo menos 4 libras de Sulfato de Cobre y la correspondiente cantidad de cal y adherentes necesarios para la preparación del Caldo Bordelés. El "Perenox" se puede usar en todos esos casos en que entra el empleo del Caldo Bordelés, como por ejemplo para fumigar contra la "Gota" de la papa, la "Sigatoka" del banano, enfermedades de los cafetos, árboles de cacao, árboles frutales, etc. Se puede agregar al "Perenox" arseniato de plomo u otras substancias cuando se desee también controlar plagas de insectos.

  6. SUPLEMENTACIÓN PARENTERAL DE COBRE EN VACAS GESTANTES: EFECTO SOBRE POSTPARTO Y TERNEROS

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    Juan García D

    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo. Evaluar el efecto del cobre en vacas gestantes sobre el comportamiento reproductivo posparto y la salud del ternero. Materiales y métodos. Se estudiaron 80 vacas divididas en dos grupos de 40 animales cada uno. El grupo A fue tratado con 2 ml de CuSO4 (2.5% subcutáneamente. El tratamiento se inició a los 8 meses de gestación, y se repitió a los 30 y 90 días post parto. El grupo B, se uso como control. A las vacas se les analizó el perfil hematoquímico, intervalo parto primer servicio (IPPS, intervalo parto concepción (IPC, intervalo parto-parto (IPP, índice de natalidad (IN, índice de inseminación (II y la eficiencia en la detección de la hembra en estro (EDHE y a los terneros los parámetros hematoquímicos. Los datos se procesaron mediante Statgraphics Plus 5.0, para las diferencias entre medias de los datos hemoquímicos y reproductivos se aplicó (ANOVA y comparaciones de proporciones IN y EDHE. Se empleó la correlación y regresión simple para demostrar la relación del cobre con las demás parámetros estudiados. Resultados. La administración subcutánea de cobre incrementó los niveles de dicho elemento en sangre, hierro y hemoglobina (p< 0.001; así como la disminución del IPPS, IPC, IPP, IN, EDHE, e II (p< 0.05. En los terneros se aumentó la cupremia (p< 0.001, la hemoglobina (p< 0.01 y las proteínas totales (p< 0.05. Conclusiones. El tratamiento aplicado incrementó los indicadores hematoquímicos y reproductivos en los animales tratados

  7. Carabalíes y culíes en El Cobre: esclavos africanos trabajadores chinos al servicio del cobre para Swansea, siglo XIX

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    Chris Evans

    2017-06-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo de este artículo es analizar el impacto del Mundo del Cobre en la isla de Cuba hasta el inicio de la segunda mitad del siglo XIX. El estímulo británico producido sobre la minería se expresó en la modernización de las instalaciones, la circulación de capitales y la migración de mano de obra. Respecto a este último punto, la migración transoceánica no solo contempló a los británicos que acudieron a la explotación minera de la isla, sino también dio origen a una reactivación del comercio esclavo que tuvo a carabalíes africanos y culíes asiáticos como principales protagonistas. A partir del registro documental de los principales gestores de la modernización minera y la base de datos del comercio transatlántico de esclavos, se relevará la importancia económica y cultural de la circulación de mano obra en Cuba.

  8. Dinámica del cadmio en suelos cultivados con papa en Nariño, Colombia. Dinamic of the cadmium in soils cultivated with potatoes in Nariño, Colombia

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    Liliana Insuasty B

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Se evaluó la fijación y movilidad de cadmio en suelos dedicados al cultivo de papa en Túquerres, Pasto y Guachucal. Se tomaron muestras de suelos no disturbadas en cilindros de PVC, las cuales, luego de aplicaciones fraccionadas de cadmio con dosis de 0, 50,100 y 150 ppm, se incubaron a capacidad de campo durante cuatro meses. En estos suelos los contenidos de cadmio total e intercambiable no sobrepasaron los límites permisibles establecidos por Organización Mundial de la Salud-Organización de las Naciones Unidas para la Agricultura y la Alimentación (OMS-FAO; no obstante, la mayor cantidad del elemento se localizó en la parte superior de los núcleos, lo cual indica baja movilidad del elemento en el perfil.The mobility of cadmium and fixation in soils cropped with potatoes in Túquerres, Pasto and Guachucal Nariño, Colombia was evaluated. Samples with an auger of 11 cm diameter and 40 cm in length were taken. On these soil samples applications of 0, 50, 100 and 150 ppm cadmium were, and incubated during a 4 month period under field capacity. In this soils the content of total exchangeable cadmium do not overcome the permissible limits established by World Health Organization-Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. The highest concentration of cadmium applied in the for of total Cd and changeable Cd was found in the higher third part of cores, which indicates a low mobility of the element in the soil profile.

  9. Dinamic of the cadmium in soils cultivated with potatoes in Nariño, Colombia Dinámica del cadmio en suelos cultivados con papa en Nariño, Colombia.

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    Burbano Orjuela Hernán

    2008-03-01

    Full Text Available The mobility of cadmium and fixation in soils cropped with potatoes in Túquerres, Pasto and Guachucal Nariño, Colombia was evaluated. Samples with an auger of 11 cm diameter and 40 cm in length were taken. On these soil samples applications of 0, 50, 100 and 150 ppm cadmium were, and incubated during a 4 month period under field capacity. In this soils the content of total exchangeable cadmium do not overcome the permissible limits established by World Health Organization–Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. The highest concentration of cadmium applied in the for of total Cd and changeable Cd was found in the higher third part of cores, which indicates a low mobility of the element in the soil profile.Se evaluó la fijación y movilidad de cadmio en suelos dedicados al cultivo de papa en Túquerres, Pasto y Guachucal. Se tomaron muestras de suelos no disturbadas en cilindros de PVC, las cuales, luego de aplicaciones fraccionadas de cadmio con dosis de 0, 50,100 y 150 ppm, se incubaron a capacidad de campo durante cuatro meses. En estos suelos los contenidos de cadmio total e intercambiable no sobrepasaron los límites permisibles establecidos por Organización Mundial de la Salud–Organización de las Naciones Unidas para la Agricultura y la Alimentación (OMS–FAO; no obstante, la mayor cantidad del elemento se localizó en la parte superior de los núcleos, lo cual indica baja movilidad del elemento en el perfil.

  10. Temporal trending of lead and cadmium contamination in the Vigo estuary intertidal area Evolución temporal de la contaminación por plomo y cadmio en la zona intermareal de la ría de Vigo

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    J. Alonso Díaz

    2004-12-01

    Full Text Available At the present work, limpet (Patella vulgata L. and seaweed (Ulva lactuca specimens have been monthly sampled at the same point from the Vigo estuary, during a year. Heavy metal (cadmium and lead content has been determined by means of differential pulse anodic stripping voltammetry in both limpet and seaweed tissues, as well as in seawater. The obtained results have shown the main heavy metal content in limpet soft tissues with respect to shell, with maximum concentrations of 3 ppm (limpet shell for lead, whereas the highest content for cadmium was identified in seaweed samples (1.1 ppm. The statistical study revealed the existence of a clear correlation between cadmium and lead concentrations in seaweed samples.En el presente trabajo se han recogido muestras de lapa (Patella vulgata L. y alga verde (Ulva lactuca en un mismo punto de muestreo de la ría de Vigo, con una periodicidad mensual, a lo largo de un año, analizándose por medio de voltamperometría de redisolución anódica la concentración en dos metales pesados con claras repercusiones toxicológicas, cadmio y plomo, en estas muestras, así como en el agua marina. Los resultados obtenidos mostraron la mayor concentración de ambos metales en los tejidos blandos de las lapas frente a las valvas de estos moluscos, con valores máximos en el caso del plomo próximos a 3 ppm (valva de lapa, mientras que para el cadmio se situó en torno a 1,1 ppm (alga verde. El estudio estadístico permitió poner en evidencia una clara correlación estadística entre los valores de cadmio y plomo cuantificados en las muestras de algas.

  11. Respuesta de ecotipos de Stylosanthes capitata a dosis de cobre en solución nutritiva

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    Pizarro Esteban A.

    1986-09-01

    Full Text Available La solución nutritiva de Arnon y Hoagland se modificó a 1/10 para simular las condiciones de acidez y fertilidad del suelo de las sabanas bien drenadas isohipertérmicas de los Llanos Orientales de Colombia. Se usaron seis concentraciones de cobre (0,0.05, 0.1, 0.2, 0.4 Y 0.8 ppm. la solución nutritiva se renovó cada 15 días y se aplicaron nitrógeno (14 ppm/semana e hierro (1 ppm, 3/semana. La cantidad de materia seca producida por los ecotipos y el cultivar Capica en los tratamientos de 0.2, 0.4 Y0.8 ppm Cu, fue relativamente te nula. La producción de materia seca de la parte aérea, raíz y total de la planta fue diferente en los ecotipos de S capitata. Así mismo hubo diferencias significativas en la concentración, absorción y translocación del cobre por lo ecotipos y el cultivar Capica. El requerimiento diferencial de cobre, manifestado en la producción de materia seca en la parte aérea en el nivel 0.05 ppr por los ecotipos CIAT 1693 y 1728 por el cultivar Capica (CIAT 102801, se define como el resultado de las relaciones evolutivas de cada ecotipo con el nivel de cobre disponible en la solución del suelo.In the greenhouse ecotypes of Stylosanthes capitata were cultivated to observe their behavior under different copper concentrations. A nutrient solution based on Arnon and Hoagland's (1/10 was used to simulate the acidity and the fertility of well drained savannas of the Eastern Planes of Colombia. Six concentrations of copper were used (O, 0.05, 0.1, 0.2, 0.4 and 0.8 ppm with rewal of the nutrient solution every 15 days, and applications of nitrogen (14 ppm/week and iron (1 ppm, three times/week. The dry matter quantity produced by the ecotypes and the Capica cultivar under treatments of 0.2, 0.4 and 0.8 ppm Cu, relatively nill. A differential behavior of Stylosanthes capitata ecotypes responses to applied copper was observed in relation to dry matter production in aerial, part, root and total plant. So, there were significant

  12. SELEÇÃO DE PLANTAS PARA FITORREMEDIAÇÃO DE SOLO CONTAMINADO COM COBRE

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    Diogo Vendruscolo

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    Aplicações sucessivas de calda bordalesa, um fungicida cúprico muito utilizado no controle de doenças na videira, contribuíram para o aumento dos teores de cobre em extensas áreas de vinhedos na Serra Gaúcha. A fitorremediação é uma tecnologia de remediação de solos que apresenta reduzido impacto ambiental, baixo custo e grande aceitação pública. O objetivo deste estudo é selecionar plantas de cobertura de solo de inverno e verão que sejam promissoras para a fitoestabilização e fitoextração d...

  13. EFECTO DEL COBRE SOBRE LA REPRODUCCIÓN EN NOVILLAS LECHERAS DE CUBA

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    Juan García D

    2006-12-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo. Evaluar el efecto del cobre sobre el comportamiento reproductivo de novillas lecheras.Materiales y métodos. El trabajo se realizó en fincas de la provincia de Villa Clara, en dos etapasy con 210 novillas. En la primera se estudiaron 120 novillas divididas en dos grupos de 60 animalescada uno. El grupo A, control y el B, tratado con 2 ml de CuSO4 (2.5% subcutáneamente. En lasegunda etapa se estudiaron 90 novillas divididas en tres grupos de 30 animales cada uno, elgrupo A, control; el B, fue tratado con 2 ml de CuSO4 (2.5% subcutáneamente y el grupo C, setrató con acupuntura utilizando 0.1 ml de dicho producto subcutáneamente en el punto Pahuai; enambas etapas los animales del grupo A, no recibieron ningún tratamiento y a los animales tratados,grupos B y C se les repitió el tratamiento cada 60 días en dos aplicaciones más. Los análisishemoquímicos se efectuaron en los laboratorios de la Facultad de Ciencias Agropecuarias de laUniversidad Central de Las Villas. Resultados. Los animales aumentaron significativamente los nivelesdel cobre en suero sanguíneo (p<0.05, así como los porcentajes de presentación de celo y degestaciones con el consiguiente beneficio económico. Conclusión. La aplicación de la cuproterapiatanto alopática como acupunturalmente incrementó la cupremia y la fertilidad de las hembrasbovinas tratadas.

  14. Efecto de la calidad de la materia orgánica asociada con el uso y manejo de suelos en la retención de cadmio en sistemas altoandinos de colombia

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    Isabel del Socorro Bravo Realpe; Camilo Andrés Arboleda Pardo; Francisco José Martín Peinado

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    El cadmio (Cd) proveniente de suelos afectados por intemperismo y actividades antropogénicas puede producir efectos tóxicos, asociados con la baja afinidad de las formas adsorbentes, la alta solubilidad y la movilidad. Es de gran importancia conocer los fenómenos de adsorción y los factores de movilidad de este elemento y predecir su posible toxicidad en suelos de la región altoandina de Colombia cuyo sistema de uso está cambiando a pasturas y cultivos con aplicación de fertilizantes fosfatad...

  15. Zinc oxide overdose

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    Zinc oxide is an ingredient in many products. Some of these are certain creams and ointments used to prevent or treat minor skin burns and irritation. Zinc oxide overdose occurs when someone eats one of these ...

  16. Aplicación de las inclusions fluidas en la búsqueda de yacimientos de cobre. Ejemplo: el pórfido de cobre Lara. Ayacucho – Perú

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    Acosta,Jorge; Castroviejo Bolibar, Ricardo; Chirif, Humberto; Macharé, José

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    El pórfido de cobre Lara se encuentra en el flanco pacífico de la Cordillera Occidental de los Andes del Perú, dentro de la faja metalogenética Cu-Mo del Cretáceo superior. Está alineado con los pórfidos de cobre del Paleoceno-Eoceno más grandes del sur del Perú: Toquepala, Cuajone y Quellaveco. Geográficamente, esta localizado al sureste de la costa del Perú, a 400 km de Lima. Se ubica en la provincia de Laramate del departamento de Ayacucho, a 40 km del poblado de Palpa que se encuentra en ...

  17. Valoración del riesgo en salud en un grupo de población de Cali, Colombia, por exposición a plomo, cadmio, mercurio, ácido 2,4-diclorofenoxiacético y diuron, asociada al consumo de agua potable y alimentos

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    Ghisliane Echeverry; Andrés Mauricio Zapata; Martha Isabel Paéz; Fabián Méndez; Miguel Peña

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    ... a la exposición a cadmio, plomo y mercurio, y a los plaguicidas ácido 2,4-diclorofenoxiacético y diuron, debida al consumo de agua potable y alimentos en un grupo de población de Cali. Materiales y métodos...

  18. Valoración del riesgo en salud en un grupo de población de Cali, Colombia, por exposición a plomo, cadmio, mercurio, ácido 2,4-diclorofenoxiacético y diuron, asociada al consumo de agua potable y alimentos

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    Ghisliane Echeverry

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    Conclusiones. Se cree que los hallazgos sobre contaminantes en estudios anteriores, pueden deberse a eventos puntuales de contaminación y se recomienda vigilar la bocatoma de agua y emitir alertas tempranas. El reporte sobre la presencia de cadmio en las muestras de pescado, sugiere que el control de la calidad de los alimentos por parte de las entidades reguladoras debe mejorar.

  19. Aportaciones de estaño-plata y estaño-cobre en la soldadura blanda por capilaridad de canalizaciones de cobre

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    Durán, J.

    2001-04-01

    Full Text Available It is studied the influence of the type of alloy used as filling material on the defects of the soldering joints in copper piping installations, which induce the fluid leak of the systems. The different eutectic temperatures and solidus-liquidus ranges of these alloys, require the setting of the soldering heat input in each case to obtain the suitable capillarity features and alloying temperatures to achieve for the correct formation of the bondings. Most defects in the joints are demonstrated to be generated by bad dossification of thermal inputs, which led depending on the filler alloy used to variations in its fluidity that may produce penetration failures in the bonds or insufficient consistency for the filling of the joints.

    Se estudia la influencia del tipo de aleación utilizada como material de aporte, en los defectos resultantes en las uniones de soldadura blanda por capilaridad en instalaciones de tubería de cobre, que provocan la fuga del fluido de las canalizaciones. Las diferentes temperaturas eutécticas y de los rangos solidus-líquidus de estos tipos de aleaciones, obligan a ajustar los aportes del calor de soldeo en cada caso para conseguir las propiedades de capilaridad y temperaturas de aleación adecuadas para la correcta formación de las soldaduras. Se demuestra que, la mayoría de los defectos en las uniones se produce por mala dosificación de los aportes térmicos, lo que conduce, dependiendo de la aleación utilizada, a variaciones en la fluidez de la aportación que pueden dar lugar a fallos en la penetración de las juntas o a insuficiente consistencia para el relleno de las uniones.

  20. Zinc oxyfluoride transparent conductor

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    Gordon, Roy G.

    1991-02-05

    Transparent, electrically conductive and infrared-reflective films of zinc oxyfluoride are produced by chemical vapor deposition from vapor mixtures of zinc, oxygen and fluorine-containing compounds. The substitution of fluorine for some of the oxygen in zinc oxide results in dramatic increases in the electrical conductivity. For example, diethyl zinc, ethyl alcohol and hexafluoropropene vapors are reacted over a glass surface at 400.degree. C. to form a visibly transparent, electrically conductive, infrared reflective and ultraviolet absorptive film of zinc oxyfluoride. Such films are useful in liquid crystal display devices, solar cells, electrochromic absorbers and reflectors, energy-conserving heat mirrors, and antistatic coatings.

  1. Bioacumulación de cadmio en ostras de la bahía de Cartagena: Bio-accumulation cadmium in oysters of Cartagena bay

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    Ganiveth Manjarrez Paba

    2008-07-01

    Full Text Available La Bahía de Cartagena es una de los cuerpos de agua más contaminados de la ciudad, probablemente debido a las industrias que yacen a su alrededor, algunas de las cuales vierten sus desechos en ella, con poco o ningún tipo de tratamiento. Actualmente, los metales pesados como el cadmio, las operaciones de dragado y relleno, los efluentes térmicos y la sedimentación están causando la degradación de los ecosistemas de la bahía a una tasa alarmante. Esta investigación determinó las concentraciones de cadmio en ostras capturadas en seis puntos estratégicos de la bahía: Álcalis, Bocachica, Caño de Loro, Caño Zapatero, Ciénaga Honda y Zona Franca. Los resultados revelaron que no existen diferencias estadísticamente significativas entre los valores medios de concentración de Cd en ostras en cada uno de los muestreos realizado, y que Ciénaga Honda y Bocachica fueron las estaciones donde se detectó mayor concentración del metal en ostras (25,79 mg Cd/kg y 15,11 mg Cd/kg, respectivamente. Este estudio evidencia el peligro al que están expuestos los consumidores de ostras capturadas en la Bahía de Cartagena, y permite alertar a las autoridades competentes sobre la vigilancia del control en los puntos críticos.Cartagena Bay is one of the most contaminated bodies of water in the city, probably due to the industries around it; some of them dispose of their waste in it, with little or no treatment. Currently, heavy metals such as cadmium, dredging and filling, thermal effluents and sedimentation are causing the degradation of the ecosystem of the bay at an alarming rate. This investigation found concentrations of cadmium in oysters which are caught in six strategic points of the Bay: Álcalis, Bocachica, Caño Loro, Caño Zapatero, Cienaga Honda, and the Free Zone. The results showed that there were no statistically significant differences between the mean values of Cd concentrations in oysters in each one of the samples taken, and that

  2. Tolerancia a la anoxia y defensas antioxidantes en el mejillón verde Perna viridis (Linneus, 1758 bajo exposición aguda al cadmio

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    Edgar Zapata-Vívenes

    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available Se estimó la sobrevivencia a la anoxia del mejillón verde Perna viridis después de siete días de exposición a 50 μg L-1 de cadmio (Cd, seguido de un período de recuperación en el mar durante 21 días. En la glándula digestiva de los organismos experimentales se determinó los niveles de Cd acumulados, y marcadores de estrés oxidativo tales como: metalotioneínas (MT, glutatión reducido (GSH, peroxidación lipídica (TBARS y las actividades de las enzimas catalasa (CAT, glutatión reductasa (GR y glutatión-S-transferasa (GST. Los organismos expuestos a Cd mostraron una menor tolerancia al tratamiento anóxico, sin embargo una vez recuperados en el mar presentaron valores de sobrevivencia relativamente mayores en comparación a sus controles. Los organismos expuestos a Cd revelaron un incremento en la concentración de MT y la actividad de CAT, correlacionado al ingreso corporal de Cd. Los organismos transplantados al mar mostraron una disminución del metal acumulado, manteniendo niveles de MT incrementados. Los mejillones tratados y controles no exhibieron diferencias significativas en los marcadores de estrés oxidativo determinados (TBARS, GSH, GR y GST. El Cd acumulado posiblemente afectó algunas estrategias bioquímicas relacionadas con la tolerancia a la anoxia de P. viridis. Sin embargo, los altos niveles de MT en organismos pre-expuestos y posteriormente recuperados, podría condicionar la protección contra la toxicidad del Cd e indirectamente una mayor tolerancia a la anoxia.

  3. EVIDENCIA DE ESCORIAS DE COBRE PREHISPÁNICAS EN EL ÁREA DE SANTA CLARA DEL COBRE, MICHOACÁN, OCCIDENTE DE MÉXICO (Evidence of Prehispanic Copper Slags from the Santa Clara del Cobre Area, Michoacan, Western Mexico

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    José Luis Punzo Díaz

    2015-10-01

    Full Text Available En este artículo se presentan los primeros resultados de dataciones para objetos arqueológicos metálicos en Mesoamérica. A través del análisis arqueomagnético de las escorias, producto de la fundición del cobre en siete sitios arqueológicos de los alrededores de Santa Clara del Cobre, Michoacán, se logró ubicarlas cronológicamente; pudiendo determinar la presencia de esta tecnología de fundición desde los últimos cien años antes de la llegada de los españoles, durante el esplendor del Señorío Tarasco, hasta adentrado el siglo XVIII, cuando nuevas tecnologías y una producción masiva de cobre se desarrollaron en todos los territorios bajo el dominio español. ENGLISH: This paper presents the first magnetic dating of metal items in Mesoamerica. The archaeomagnetic analysis of the slags, the residual product of the copper smelting process from seven archaeological sites near the town of Santa Clara del Cobre, Michoacán State, made it possible to estimate their production time. The results obtained thus far suggest the presence of smelting technology in this area 100 years before the Spanish conquest, synchronous of apogee of the Tarascan Señorio, until the XVIII century when the development of new technologies and a massive production of copper occurred in whole territories under the Spanish dominance.

  4. Copper influence on polyphosphate metabolism of Cunninghamella elegans Influência de cobre no metabolismo de polifosfato de Cunninghamella elegans

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    Patrícia Mendes de Souza

    2005-12-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this work was to evaluate the physiological aspects of polyphosphate metabolism of Cunninghamella elegans grown in presence of copper. The growth profile was obtained by means of biomass yields, orthophosphate consumption, polyphosphate accumulation and phosphatases activities. The results revealed the influence of copper on the growth, observed by biomass yields. Orthophosphate consumption was faster in cells grown in the presence of copper. The presence of copper in the culture medium induced polyphosphate accumulation. The polyphosphate level was almost constant in the beginning of control culture growth, and could be related to the exponential growth phase. On the other hand, the copper treated cultures exhibited a significant reduction in the polyphosphate levels, indicating an active metabolization of the polymer. Acid phosphatase activity was not detected in the conditions studied, but alkaline phosphatase activity was significantly lower in the treated cultures. The results suggest the potential use of Cunninghamella elegans isolate in bioremediation and biosorption applied to environments polluted by copper.O presente trabalho teve como finalidade avaliar os aspectos fisiológicos do metabolismo do polifosfato em Cunninghamella. elegans cultivada em meio contendo cobre. O perfil de crescimento foi estabelecido em função da produção de biomassa, consumo de ortofosfato, acumulação de polifosfato e atividade das fosfatases. Os resultados obtidos indicaram a influência do metal pesado sobre o crescimento, como observado pelo rendimento da biomassa. O consumo da fonte de fósforo durante as primeiras 24 horas de crescimento na cultura tratada com cobre foi maior que na cultura controle. A acumulação de polifosfato permitiu verificar comportamentos distintos na ausência e presença do metal. A análise do polifosfato celular revelou que, nas amostras tratadas, o polímero é significativamente metabolizado durante o in

  5. Comportamiento del complejo amilxantato de cobre (II en función del pH: estudio cinético de su formación

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    Ramiro Escudero-García

    2008-03-01

    Full Text Available Se establece mediante espectrofotometría ultravioleta de luz visible el comportamiento del complejo amilxantato de cobre (II en el rango de pH de 2 a 13 unidades, así como su cinética de formación. La especie amilxantato de cobre (II muestra un incremento de su concentración a pH entre 7 y 10. Para valores de pH inferiores a 7 y superiores a 10 unidades se registra en los espectros ultravioleta visible la formación del disulfuro de carbono como evidencia de la descomposición del ión amilxantato, y por tanto una disminución de la concentración del complejo de cobre (II. El resultado del estudio cinético de la formación del complejo amilxantato de cobre (II en el rango de temperatura de 298 a 333 K, sugiere que el mecanismo cinético del proceso está controlado por la reacción química. Se obtuvieron, además, los modelos matemático-estadísticos de la cinética de formación del complejo amilxantato de cobre (II que reflejan el comportamiento de las variables estudiadas, las cuales influyen significativamente en el proceso.

  6. Zinc and Chlamydia trachomatis

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    Sugarman, B.; Epps, L.R.

    1985-07-01

    Zinc was noted to have significant effects upon the infection of McCoy cells by each of two strains of Chlamydia trachomatis. With a high or low Chlamydia inoculant, the number of infected cells increased up to 200% utilizing supplemental zinc (up to 1 x 10/sup -4/ M) in the inoculation media compared with standard Chlamydia cultivation media (8 x 10/sup -6/ M zinc). Ferric chloride and calcium chloride did not effect any such changes. Higher concentrations of zinc, after 2 hr of incubation with Chlamydia, significantly decreased the number of inclusions. This direct effect of zinc on the Chlamydia remained constant after further repassage of the Chlamydia without supplemental zinc, suggesting a lethal effect of the zinc. Supplemental zinc (up to 10/sup -4/ M) may prove to be a useful addition to inoculation media to increase the yield of culturing for Chlamydia trachomatis. Similarly, topical or oral zinc preparations used by people may alter their susceptibility to Chamydia trachomatis infections.

  7. Uso del sulfato de cobre por vía parenteral en vacas hipocuprémicas con mastitis y su efecto en la fertilidad

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    Torres, Gelda; Paez, Reynel; Azúm, José; Roller, Felicia; González, Noelia; Acosta, Jorge; Pedroso, Rodolfo

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    La deficiencia de cobre  y la mastitis  afectan a las vacas lechereas en pastoreo. Durante seis  meses (mayo–octubre 2015) se determinó la prevalencia y relación de la mastitis  subclínica con la deficiencia de cobre  y los trastornos de la fertilidad en un grupo  de 335 vacas, 231 de la raza  Jersey y 104 del genotipo Siboney; también, en 240 vacas Siboney se evaluó  el efecto  de la suplementación de cobre oral en la salud  de la ubre  ...

  8. [Zinc and chronic enteropathies].

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    Giorgi, P L; Catassi, C; Guerrieri, A

    1984-01-01

    In recent years the nutritional importance of zinc has been well established; its deficiency and its symptoms have also been recognized in humans. Furthermore, Acrodermatitis Enteropathica has been isolated, a rare but severe disease, of which skin lesions, chronic diarrhoea and recurring infections are the main symptoms. The disease is related to the malfunctioning of intestinal absorption of zinc and can be treated by administering pharmacological doses of zinc orally. Good dietary sources of zinc are meat, fish and, to a less extent, human milk. The amount of zinc absorbed in the small intestine is influenced by other nutrients: some compounds inhibit this process (dietary fiber, phytate) while others (picolinic acid, citric acid), referred to as Zn-binding ligands (ZnBL) facilitate it. Citric acid is thought to be the ligand which accounts for the high level of bioavailability of zinc in human milk. zinc absorption occurs throughout the small intestine, not only in the prossimal tract (duodenum and jejunum) but also in the distal tract (ileum). Diarrhoea is one of the clinical manifestations of zinc deficiency, thus many illnesses distinguished by chronic diarrhoea entail a bad absorption of zinc. In fact, in some cases of chronic enteropathies in infants, like coeliac disease and seldom cystic fibrosis, a deficiency of zinc has been isolated. Some of the symptoms of Crohn's disease, like retarded growth and hypogonadism, have been related to hypozinchemia which is present in this illness. Finally, it is possible that some of the dietary treatments frequently used for persistent post-enteritis diarrhoea (i.e. cow's milk exclusion, abuse and misuse of dietary fiber like carrot and carub powder, use of soy formula) can constitute a scarce supply of zinc and therefore could promote the persistency of diarrhoea itself.

  9. Comportamiento del complejo amilxantato de cobre (II) en función del pH: estudio cinético de su formación

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    Ramiro Escudero-García; Beatriz Ramírez-Serrano; Francisco J. Tavera-Miranda

    2008-01-01

    Se establece mediante espectrofotometría ultravioleta de luz visible el comportamiento del complejo amilxantato de cobre (II) en el rango de pH de 2 a 13 unidades, así como su cinética de formación. La especie amilxantato de cobre (II) muestra un incremento de su concentración a pH entre 7 y 10. Para valores de pH inferiores a 7 y superiores a 10 unidades se registra en los espectros ultravioleta visible la formación del disulfuro de carbono como evidencia de la descomposición del ión amilxan...

  10. Cálculo de bobinas y transformadores utilizando cables de aluminio : comparativa con la utilización de cables de cobre

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    Gaitán García, Alberto

    2014-01-01

    En este proyecto se estudiarán las diferentes posibilidades de los conductores de cobre aplicados a dispositivos eléctricos evaluando y utilizando las ecuaciones de cálculo adecuadas para el diseño de los mismos. En un segundo apartado se intercambiarán los conductores de cobre por conductores de aluminio utilizando también las ecuaciones previamente escogidas y con la premisa de mantener la eficiencia en cuanto a pérdidas por efecto joule de los mencionados conductores. Y p...

  11. VALORACIÓN DE LA EFICACIA DEL COBRE CONTRA LA PAPILOMATOSIS BOVINA EN EL DEPARTAMENTO DEL CAUCA

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    Full Text Available El objetivo de esta investigación fue determinar la efectividad del cobre como terapéutica alternativa, frente a dos tratamientos tradicionales para el control de la Papilomatosis bovina. Se trabajó con 40 hembras bovinas mestizas, de aptitud doble propósito, portadoras de Papilomatosis cutánea, con edades entre 3 - 72 meses criadas extensivamente, localizadas en la zona centro, Norte y Oriente del departamento del Cauca. Se seleccionaron animales que no habían recibido tratamiento previo contra papilomatosis cutánea. Los animales se distribuyeron al azar, independiente del rango de edad en 4 grupos de 10 bovinos: Grupo I (Grupo control: Aplicación de agua destilada; Grupo II: arete de alambre de cobre colocado en el pabellón auricular; Grupo III: Aplicación de histovacuna cada 15 días por dos aplicaciones; Grupo IV: Aplicación de diaceturato de 4.4 Diazoaminodibenzamidina al 7%, 3,5 mg/kg de peso vía intramuscular cada 8 días en cuatro aplicaciones. Se evaluó el número de papilomas cutáneos cada 15 días después de iniciado el tratamiento hasta completar 60 días. Los resultados obtenidos demostraron que el arete de cobre fue el tratamiento más consistente en generar una reducción del número de papilomas; sin embargo, no hubo una diferencia estadísticamente significativa entre la eficacia de los cuatro tratamientos

  12. AVALIAÇÃO DO POTENCIAL FITORREMEDIADOR DE PLANTAS FLORÍFERAS EM SOLO CONTAMINADO COM COBRE

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    Janine Farias Menegaes

    2015-01-01

    A contaminação do solo é um problema ambiental, social e econômico. Em áreas vitivinícolas, como as da Serra Gaúcha, o uso prolongado de produtos fitossanitários, a base de cobre, contribuiu para o acúmulo deste elemento no solo, quando em excesso é altamente prejudicial ao desenvolvimento das plantas, impactando no seu potencial produtivo. Visando minimizar o efeito nocivo do Cu nos solos destas áreas, o presente trabalho objetivou avaliar o cultivo e o potencial de extração d...

  13. Corrosión del cobre por ácidos orgánicos volátiles

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    Cano, E.

    2004-12-01

    Full Text Available The corrosion of copper in the presence of volatile organic acids is frequent. Thus, for example, it is known that failures by corrosion of the copper tubes take place in the air conditioning equipment, caused by volatile organic acids emitted by oils used in their manufacturing. Another frequent case is the corrosion of copper objects caused by the acids emitted by the materials used in packing, wood and resins, amongst others. This communication presents the corrosion results of copper exposed to 100% relative humidity and different concentrations (10-300 ppm of formic [HCOOH], acetic [CH3COOH], propionic [CH3CH2COOH] and butyric [CH3(CH22COOH] acid vapours, for short exposure times. The techniques used were gravimetric analysis, scanning electron microscopy (SEM and X-ray diffraction (XRD.

    Es frecuente la corrosión del cobre en presencia de ácidos orgánicos volátiles. Así, por ejemplo, se conoce que, en los equipos de aire acondicionado se producen fallos por corrosión en los tubos de cobre, ocasionada por los ácidos orgánicos volátiles desprendidos por los aceites. Otro caso frecuente es la corrosión de objetos de cobre ocasionada por los ácidos que desprenden los materiales utilizados en el embalaje, madera y resinas, entre otros. En esta comunicación se presentan los resultados de corrosión del cobre expuestos al 100% de humedad relativa y a diferentes concentraciones (10-300 ppm de los ácidos fórmico [HCOOH], acético [CH3COOH], propiónico [CH3CH2COOH] y butírico [CH3(CH22COOH] en cortos tiempos de exposición. Se utilizaron las técnicas gravimétricas, microscopía electrónica de barrido (SEM y difracción de rayos X (XRD.

  14. Exploring zinc coordination in novel zinc battery electrolytes.

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    Kar, Mega; Winther-Jensen, Bjorn; Forsyth, Maria; MacFarlane, Douglas R

    2014-06-14

    The coordination of zinc ions by tetraglyme has been investigated here to support the development of novel electrolytes for rechargeable zinc batteries. Zn(2+) reduction is electrochemically reversible from tetraglyme. The spectroscopic data, molar conductivity and thermal behavior as a function of zinc composition, between mole ratios [80 : 20] and [50 : 50] [tetraglyme : zinc chloride], all suggest that strong interactions take place between chloro-zinc complexes and tetraglyme. Varying the concentration of zinc chloride produces a range of zinc-chloro species (ZnClx)(2-x) in solution, which hinder full interaction between the zinc ion and tetraglyme. Both the [70 : 30] and [50 : 50] mixtures are promising electrolyte candidates for reversible zinc batteries, such as the zinc-air device.

  15. Tratamiento de las malformaciones venosas con alambres de cobre Treatment of venous malformations with cooper wires

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    F. Coiffman

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available Las lesiones vasculares de la piel constituyen la anomalía congénita más frecuente. Van desde una simple mácula rosada, hasta tumores deformantes e incapacitantes. La gran mayoría desaparece en el primer año de vida. Otras involucionan espontáneamente en los primeros 6 años. Son más frecuentes en la mujer y en la raza blanca. Hay múltiples tratamientos, pero ninguno da garantías absolutas de curación. En base a las observaciones de los campesinos que notan que una lesión de este tipo, cuando es puncionada o se ulcera reduce de tamaño, Wang en China, recomendó puncionar las malformaciones venosas con agujas de cobre y aplicar sobre ellas ligeras descargas eléctricas. Nosotros modificamos el método: implantamos simples alambres de cobre usando una aguja recta larga y bajo anestesia local ambulatoriamente, creando un emparrillado de alambres en la lesión. A la semana los extraemos. La irritación que producimos estimula la coagulación intravascular y al reabsorberse los coágulos, la malformación desaparece o por lo menos reduce considerablemente de tamaño. Si es necesario, después resecamos la piel sobrante bajo anestesia local también de forma ambulatoria. Este método resulta muy efectivo, es sencillo, económico y puede ser practicado por cualquier cirujano. En 68 casos tratados en los últimos 15 años, no hemos tenido complicaciones serias, excepto dolor y edema en el postoperatorio inmediato.Vascular injuries of the skin constitute the most frequent congenital anomaly. They go from a simple pink stain, up to tumors that can cause great deformities. Most of them disappears in the first year of life. Other, suffers spontaneous involution in the first 6 years. They are more frequent in woman and in white race. There are multiple treatments, but none gives absolute guarantees. On the basis of the observations of rural people, who notice that an injury of this type, when it is punctioned or sore reduces its size, Wang in

  16. Hidroxilación de fenol con catalizadores ZSM-5 modificado con cobre

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    César Augusto Caro

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available Se sintetizaron varios catalizadores Cu-ZSM-5 con diferentes relaciones Si/Al y Si/Cu. Usando metilamina o hidróxido de sodio como agente mineralizante. Los catalizadores se caracterizaron por DRX, IR, análisis BET, UV-VIS y análisis elemental. El desempeño catalítico de los catalizadores sintetizados se evaluó en la hidroxilación de fenol con H2O2. Se encontró que la relación catecol (CAT/(hidroquinona (HQ + p-benzoquinona (PBQ aumentó con el contenido de agua, presentó un máximo cuando la relación en peso de agua/fenol fue de 53/1 y se favoreció a altas temperaturas, con el aumento del contenido de aluminio o con la disminución en el contenido de catalizador. El contenido de cobre no fue un factor determinante para la conversión ni para la selectividad en la hidroxilación de fenol. La producción de la p-benzoquinona (PBQ, producto de oxidación de la hidroquinona, fue mínimo cuando se usaron las siguientes condiciones: 80 ºC, fenol: 1 mmol, relación molar fenol/H2O2 de 3/1, catalizador: 20 mg, agua: 5 g, tiempo de reacción: 4 h.

  17. CONCENTRACIÓN MAGNÉTICA APLICADA A RELAVE DE COBRE

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    Luis Valderrama Campusano

    2015-02-01

    Full Text Available Este trabajo tiene como objetivo desarrollar un circuito de concentración magnética de baja intensidad para tratar relave producido en el tratamiento de minerales de cobre. Para este estudio fueron recolectadas muestras de 27 calicatas construidas y distribuidas a lo largo de la corona del tranque de relaves de la Planta Manuel Antonio Matta de la Empresa Nacional de Minería. El análisis mineralógico indicó la presencia de cuarzo, ortoclasa, magnetita, actinolita, biotita y clinocloro ferroso, albita cálcica, calcita, hematita, pirita, pirrotina y calcopirita. El análisis químico mostró un contenido de hierro total de 18,5% y de hierro magnético de 15,2%. Pruebas realizadas en un Tubo Davis indican que se puede obtener un concentrado con ley de 66,4% de hierro, 3,9% SiO2, 0,70% Al2O3, 0,69% de MgO, 0,60% de CaO y 0,178 de azufre, siendo la recuperación de hierro del 79,2%. Se realizaron pruebas de concentración, a escala de laboratorio, en un separador magnético WLIMS. El concentrado rougher del separador magnético fue remolido hasta una granulometría cuyo P80 es de 50 mm, siguiendo luego  pruebas de limpieza, que entregaron un producto final con una ley de hierro de 63,1 %, hierro magnético 61,83 %, azufre 0,23%, SiO2  7%, Al2O3 1,16%, CaO 0,52% y MgO 0,52%.

  18. Caracterización microestructural de aleaciones base cobre obtenidas mediante molienda reactiva

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    Palma, R.

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available The micro and nanostructure of Cu-Al, Cu-V and Cu-Ti alloys produced by reactive milling were analyzed using X-ray diffraction (XRD and transmission electron microscopy (TEM. Samples with different milling times (t= 0, 10, 20 and 30 h were considered. The grain size, dislocation density and residual microstrain were evaluated form the XRD data using the Williamson-Hall and Klug-Alexander methods. The evolution of texture as a function of milling time was also studied using XRD. It was found, using TEM, that the grain size and dispersoid size were nanometric in all three alloys considered.

    Se analizó la micro y nano estructura de aleaciones Cu-Al, Cu-V y Cu-Ti obtenidas por molienda reactiva, mediante difracción de rayos X (XRD y microscopía electrónica de transmisión (TEM. Se consideraron muestras con distintos tiempos de molienda (t= 0, 10, 20 y 30 h. A partir de los datos XRD, usando los métodos de Williamson- Hall y Klug-Alexander, se evaluaron el tamaño de grano, la densidad de dislocaciones y la microdeformación residual; también se estudió la evolución de la textura de la matriz de cobre en función del tiempo de molienda. En los polvos molidos durante 30 h, de las tres aleaciones consideradas, se encontró, por TEM, que los tamaños de grano y de los dispersoides desarrollados son nanométricos.

  19. MOAGEM FINA DE MINÉRIO DE COBRE DE ALTA EFICIÊNCIA ENERGÉTICA

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    Mauricio Guimarães Bergerman

    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available Na área de moagem secundária, ou remoagem, a preocupação com a eficiência energética se mostra de extrema importância. Em geral, os consumos específicos desta etapa são superiores aos da etapa primária. Além disso, tem se observado uma tendência de afinamento das granulometrias de moagem nos novos projetos de minerais metálicos, o que leva a cada vez uma maior necessidade de gastos nesta etapa, tanto em termos de custos de implantação como de operação. Nos novos projetos de cobre da Vale, granulometrias de remoagem da ordem de 40 a 20 m tem se mostrado necessárias. Os moinhos de bolas convencionais, adequados para moagem primária, mostram-se poucos eficientes em termos de aproveitamento de energia, quando são necessários produtos abaixo de 50 m. A fim de avaliar as melhores alternativas tecnológicas disponíveis para estas aplicações de remoagem, a Vale está tem desenvolvido estudos em moinhos de carga agitada, como Vertimill®. O presente trabalho irá apresentar os resultados de amostragens em escala industrial com o moinho Vertical da Usina do Sossego nos primeiros anos de operação do mesmo, comparando os resultados com os consumos específicos determinados em escala laboratorial.

  20. Zinc phosphate conversion coatings

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    Sugama, T.

    1997-02-18

    Zinc phosphate conversion coatings for producing metals which exhibit enhanced corrosion prevention characteristics are prepared by the addition of a transition-metal-compound promoter comprising a manganese, iron, cobalt, nickel, or copper compound and an electrolyte such as polyacrylic acid, polymethacrylic acid, polyitaconic acid and poly-L-glutamic acid to a phosphating solution. These coatings are further improved by the incorporation of Fe ions. Thermal treatment of zinc phosphate coatings to generate {alpha}-phase anhydrous zinc phosphate improves the corrosion prevention qualities of the resulting coated metal. 33 figs.

  1. Zinc phosphate conversion coatings

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    Sugama, Toshifumi

    1997-01-01

    Zinc phosphate conversion coatings for producing metals which exhibit enhanced corrosion prevention characteristics are prepared by the addition of a transition-metal-compound promoter comprising a manganese, iron, cobalt, nickel, or copper compound and an electrolyte such as polyacrylic acid, polymethacrylic acid, polyitaconic acid and poly-L-glutamic acid to a phosphating solution. These coatings are further improved by the incorporation of Fe ions. Thermal treatment of zinc phosphate coatings to generate .alpha.-phase anhydrous zinc phosphate improves the corrosion prevention qualities of the resulting coated metal.

  2. Crescimento e qualidade de mudas de Timbó e Dedaleiro cultivadas em solo contaminado por cobre Growth and quality of Ateleia glazioviana and Lafoensia pacari seedlings cultivated in copper contaminated soil

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    Rodrigo F. da Silva; Fábio L. F. Saidelles; Pedro D. C. Kemerich; Ricardo B. Steffen; Alexandre Swarowsky; Alessandro S. da Silva

    2012-01-01

    As atividades de mineração e de viticultura do Rio Grande do Sul têm contribuído para a contaminação do solo por cobre. Este trabalho objetivou avaliar o efeito de doses de cobre no crescimento e na qualidade de mudas de timbó (Ateleia glazioviana) e dedaleiro (Lafoensia pacari). O delineamento foi inteiramente casualizado em arranjo fatorial (2 x 4), formado de duas espécies florestais e quatro doses de cobre (0, 64, 128 e 192 mg kg-1 de solo) com cinco repetições. Avaliaram-se altura da pla...

  3. Atividade moluscicida da mistura de ácidos 6-n-alquil salicílicos (ácido anacárdico) e dos seus complexos com cobre (II) e chumbo (II)

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    Mendes, Nelymar Martineli; Oliveira, Alaíde Braga de; Guimarães, João Edmundo; Pereira, José Pedro; Katz, Naftale

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    Foi comparada, em laboratório, a atividade moluscicida do extrato hexânico da casca da castanha do caju - Anacardium occidentalel L. (EHCCC), do complexo de cobre (II), docomplexo de chumbo (II) e do ácido anacárdico com objetivo de encontrar entre eles um produto que apresentasse maior estabilidade que o ácido anacárdico. Este foi preparado tratando o EHCCC com hidróxido de chumbo (II) ou com o sulfato de cobre mais hidróxido de sódio ou com hidróxido de cobre (II). Em seguida, o complexo de...

  4. Determinación de las causas del rajado del fruto de uchuva (Physalis peruviana L. bajo cubierta. II. Efecto de la oferta de calcio, boro y cobre

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    2005-06-01

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    Se evaluo la incidencia del rajado del fruto de uchuva, cultivada en macetas y bajo invernadero, con presencia y ausencia en la fertilizacion de los elementos calcio, cobre y boro, y sus interacciones. Los rendimientos en cosecha se redujeron por la ausencia de calcio y cobre pero el boro no incidio en este aspecto. El peso de los frutos individuales aumento por la ausencia del boro en la fertilizacion, mientras que la ausencia del calcio produjo frutos de menor peso y el cobre no incidio en este aspecto. En el tratamiento de fertilizacion completa, que incluyo todos los elementos, el rajado fue mas importante en las primeras semanas y menor hacia el final del periodo de cosecha. El rajado del fruto se expreso en funcion de la presencia de calcio y boro en la fertilizacion, con un incremento de 5,5 a 13% de frutos rajados cuando cualquiera de los dos era eliminado de la solucion nutritiva. El cobre no tuvo efecto sobre la incidencia del rajado. El tamano del fruto, aunque significativo, incidio poco sobre la ocurrencia del rajado.

  5. ADEQUAÇÃO DOS MODELOS DE LANGMUIR E FREUNDLICH NA ADSORÇÃO DE COBRE EM SOLO ARGILOSO DO SUL DO BRASIL

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    Morgana Suszek Gonçalves

    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available Os estudos da capacidade de adsorção de metais pesados em um solo podem ser empregados para avaliar a contribuição deste na contaminação de águas superficiais e subterrâneas. Este trabalho teve por objetivo estudar a adequação dos modelos de Langmuir e de Freundlich para descrever a adsorção de cobre em Latossolo Vermelho Distrófico úmbrico de textura argilosa. Para determinação da capacidade de adsorção de cobre no solo, utilizou-se 2,000g de solo adicionados de 10 mL de CaCl2 0,01 mol L-1 e 10 mL de soluções de CuCl2 em diferentes concentrações. A capacidade máxima de adsorção de cobre no solo, determinada pelo modelo de Langmuir, foi de 2,95 mg g-1. Além disso, os resultados demonstraram que o modelo de Freundlich apresentou melhor ajuste aos dados experimentais, simulando adequadamente a adsorção do cobre no solo em estudo.

  6. Incorporation of nanoparticles of copper species in a matrix silica xerogels; Incorporacion de nanoparticulas de especies de cobre en una matriz de silica xerogel

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    Ortega-Zarzosa, G.; Martinez, J. R.; Dominguez-Espinos, O.; Ruiz, F. [Universidad Autonoma de San Luis Potosi, San Luis Potosi (Mexico); Matutes-Aquino, J. A. [Centro de Investigacion en Materiales Avanzados, Chihuahua (Mexico)

    2001-02-01

    Using IR absorption and X-ray diffraction we have analyzed the incorporation of Cu-based nanometer dimension clusters in a SiO{sub 2} matrix in samples prepared by the sol-gel method. We doped the silica xerogels samples using two different copper sources: Cu(NO{sub 3}){sub 2}. 2.5 H{sub 2}O and copper nanoparticles chemical synthesized. The samples were studied as a function of the annealing temperature. It was found that by heat treatments and the appropriate copper precursor we can produce nanoparticles of metallic Cu, cuprous and cupric oxide. The obtained IR absorption results allow to study the interaction of the metal-based species and the oxide support. [Spanish] Usando absorcion IR y difraccion de rayos X analizamos la incorporacion de cumulos de especies de cobre de dimension nanometrica en una matriz de SiO{sub 2} en muestras preparadas por el metodo sol-gel. La silica xerogel fue impurificada usando dos diferentes fuentes de cobre: Cu(NO{sub 3}){sub 2}. 2.5 H{sub 2}O y nanoparticulas de cobre sintetizadas quimicamente. Las muestras fueron estudiadas en funcion de la temperatura de tratamiento. Encontramos que bajo tratamientos termicos y con el precursor apropiado se pueden producir nanoparticulas de cobre metalico, oxido cuproso y oxido cuprico. Los resultados obtenidos de absorcion IR nos permiten estudiar la interaccion de las especies metalicas y la matriz de oxido usada como soporte.

  7. Zinc electrode and rechargeable zinc-air battery

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    Ross, Jr., Philip N.

    1989-01-01

    An improved zinc electrode is disclosed for a rechargeable zinc-air battery comprising an outer frame and a porous foam electrode support within the frame which is treated prior to the deposition of zinc thereon to inhibit the formation of zinc dendrites on the external surface thereof. The outer frame is provided with passageways for circulating an alkaline electrolyte through the treated zinc-coated porous foam. A novel rechargeable zinc-air battery system is also disclosed which utilizes the improved zinc electrode and further includes an alkaline electrolyte within said battery circulating through the passageways in the zinc electrode and an external electrolyte circulation means which has an electrolyte reservoir external to the battery case including filter means to filter solids out of the electrolyte as it circulates to the external reservoir and pump means for recirculating electrolyte from the external reservoir to the zinc electrode.

  8. Bioensaio com náiades de Campylocia anceps Eaton, 1983 para avaliação dos metais Cobre (Cu e Zinco (Zn.

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    Enide Luciana Lima Belmont

    2008-08-01

    Full Text Available Resumo. Em Manaus, o processo de desenvolvimento industrial e sócio-econômico, bem como a falta de programas eficientes de controle ambiental tem possibilitado a ocorrência de impactos ambientais especialmente nos igarapés urbanos. Estes impactos resultam na degradação dos recursos hídricos por meio de poluentes orgânicos e inorgânicos oriundos das atividades desenvolvidas no entorno das bacias hidrográficas. Objetivou-se então analisar os teores dos metais cobre e zinco em náiades de C. anceps. O estudo foi realizado em dois afluentes na Bacia do Educandos: o primeiro, foi feita a coleta de C. anceps, está situado na Universidade Federal do Amazonas e, o segundo, foi feita a coleta da água contaminada, igarapé do Quarenta, está situado nas proximidades de fábricas do Distrito Industrial de Manaus. As náiades coletadas no igarapé universidade (água limpa foram levadas ao laboratório de entomologia, no INPA, onde foram expostas a água contaminada do igarapé do Quarenta , nas concentrações de 100%, 50% ,10% e um controle com 100% de água limpa. As C. anceps ficaram expostas a esses poluentes por seis dias. Com três e seis dias foram retiradas para a análise dos metais, no laboratório de química da água. Os teores desses nos mostraram que há uma absorção deste pelas náiades, pois quanto maior a concentração dos metais na água, maior será o valor encontrado nos organismos.Bioassay with nymph of Campylocia anceps Eaton, 1983 for evaluation of metals copper (Cu and zinc (Zn.Abstract. In Manaus, the process of industrial and partner-economic development, as well as the lack of efficient programs of ambient control has made possible the occurrence of ambient impacts especially in narrow river urban. These impacts result in the degradation of the hidrics resources by means of deriving organic and inorganics pollutants of the activities developed in around of the basins hidrografics. It was objectified then to

  9. The zinc bromine battery

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    Jonshagen, B. [ZBB (Australia) Ltd., West Perth, WA (Australia)

    1996-12-31

    The Zinc Bromine Battery electrolyte is essentially zinc bromide salt dissolved in water. Unlike the lead acid and most other batteries, the Zinc Bromine Battery uses electrodes that cannot and do not take part in the reactions but merely serve as substrates for the reactions. There is therefore no loss of performance, as in most re-chargeable batteries, from repeated cycling which causes electrode material deterioration. When the Zinc Bromine Battery is completely discharged all the metal zinc plated on the negative electrodes is dissolved in the electrolyte and again produced the next time the batter is charged. In the discharged state the battery can be shorted and left that way indefinitely. This paper presents an overview of large scale Zinc Bromine battery systems that are currently being commercialized as an economically attractive alternative to utility upgrades. Also outlined is how the battery can improve the viability of renewable energy and reduce diesel use in isolated grids and remote power installations. (author). 11 figs., 2 refs.

  10. The bioavailability of four zinc oxide sources and zinc sulphate in broiler chickens

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    Veldkamp, T.; Diepen, van, C.A.; Bikker, P.

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    Zinc is an essential trace element for all farm animal species. It is commonly included in animal diets as zinc oxide, zinc sulphate or organically bound zinc. Umicore Zinc Chemicals developed zinc oxide products with different mean particle sizes. Umicore Zinc Chemicals requested Wageningen UR Livestock Research to determine the bioavailability of four zinc oxide sources and zinc sulphate in broiler chickens. A precise estimate of the bioavailability of zinc sources is required both for fulf...

  11. Cathodic and anodic simultaneous electrolytic deposition to minimize copper and lead interferences on spectrophotometric determination of cadmium by the Malachite Green-iodide reaction; Deposicao eletrolitica catodica e anodica simultaneas para minimizar interferencias de cobre e chumbo na determinacao espectrofotometrica de cadmio em agua e alimentos via reacao com verde de malaquita e iodeto

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    Oliveira, Adriana Paiva de; Freschi, Gian Paulo Giovanni; Dakuzaku, Carolina Sinabucro; Moraes, Mercedes de; Crespi, Marisa Spirandeli; Gomes Neto, Jose de Anchieta [UNESP, Araraquara, SP (Brazil). Inst. de Quimica. Dept. de Quimica Analitica

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    Simultaneous electrolytic deposition is proposed for minimization of Cu{sup 2+} and Pb{sup 2+} interferences on automated determination of Cd{sup 2+} by the Malachite Green-iodide reaction. During electrolysis of sample in a cell with two Pt electrodes and a medium adjusted to 5% (v/v) HNO{sub 3} + 0.1% (v/v) H{sub 2}SO{sub 4} + 0.5 mol L{sup -1} NaCl, Cu{sup 2+} is deposited as Cu on the cathode, Pb{sup 2+} is deposited as PbO{sub 2} on the anode while Cd{sup 2+} is kept in solution. With 60 s electrolysis time and 0.25 A current, Pb{sup 2+} and Cu{sup 2+} levels up to 50 and 250 mg L{sup -1} respectively, can be tolerated without interference. With on-line extraction of Cd{sup 2+} in anionic resin mini column, calibration graph in the 5.00 - 50.0 {mu}g Cd L{sup -1} range is obtained, corresponding to twenty measurements per hour, 0.7 mg Malachite Green and 500 mg Kl and 5 mL sample consumed per determination. Results of the determination of Cd in certified reference materials, vegetables and tap water were in agreement with certified values and with those obtained by GFAAS at 95% confidence level. The detection limit is 0.23 {mu}g Cd L-1 and the RSD for typical samples containing 13.0 {mu}g Cd L{sup -1} was 3.85 % (n= 12). (author)

  12. History of zinc in agriculture.

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    Nielsen, Forrest H

    2012-11-01

    Zinc was established as essential for green plants in 1926 and for mammals in 1934. However, >20 y would pass before the first descriptions of zinc deficiencies in farm animals appeared. In 1955, it was reported that zinc supplementation would cure parakeratosis in swine. In 1958, it was reported that zinc deficiency induced poor growth, leg abnormalities, poor feathering, and parakeratosis in chicks. In the 1960s, zinc supplementation was found to alleviate parakeratosis in grazing cattle and sheep. Within 35 y, it was established that nearly one half of the soils in the world may be zinc deficient, causing decreased plant zinc content and production that can be prevented by zinc fertilization. In many of these areas, zinc deficiency is prevented in grazing livestock by zinc fertilization of pastures or by providing salt licks. For livestock under more defined conditions, such as poultry, swine, and dairy and finishing cattle, feeds are easily supplemented with zinc salts to prevent deficiency. Today, the causes and consequences of zinc deficiency and methods and effects of overcoming the deficiency are well established for agriculture. The history of zinc in agriculture is an outstanding demonstration of the translation of research into practical application.

  13. Influencia de la atmósfera de control y tiempo de molienda sobre la morfología y microestructura de polvos de cobre puro y cobre- 2,5 % litio producidos por aleado mecánico

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    Rojas, P. A.

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available In the present work was investigated the effect of two milling parameters, atmosphere and milling time, on the morphology and microstructure of pure copper powder and a mixture of copper-2,5 wt. % lithium. The mechanical alloying was performed in a SPEX 8000D mill, using steel containers and balls. The two control atmospheres were argon and nitrogen and the milling time was varied from 3 up to 30 hours. The microstructural changes and the phases after milling were analyzed using scanning microscopy and X ray diffraction, whereas the amount of iron was measured by atomic absorption spectroscopy and the amount of oxygen by infrared spectroscopy. The results show the effect of the milling parameters studied on the microstructure as well as on the chemical composition of the samples.

    En el presente trabajo se investigó el efecto de la atmósfera y el tiempo de molienda sobre las fases, microestructura y composición de polvos de cobre y de una mezcla cobre – 2,5 % litio, sometidas a aleado mecánico. La molienda se realizó en un molino SPEX 8000D empleando contenedores y bolas de acero. Las dos atmósferas estudiadas fueron argón y nitrógeno, y los tiempos de molienda de 3 a 30 h. Los cambios microestructurales y las fases se analizaron mediante microscopía electrónica de barrido y difracción de rayos X, mientras que la composición química se determinó mediante espectroscopía de absorción atómica e infrarroja. Los resultados mostraron el efecto de los parámetros de molienda estudiados en la microestructura y en la composición química de las muestras.

  14. The study and microstructure analysis of zinc and zinc oxide

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    Luptáková, Natália; Pešlová, F.; Kliber, J.

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    Roč. 54, č. 1 (2015), s. 43-46 ISSN 0543-5846 Grant - others:KEGA(SK) KEGA 007 TnUAD-4/2013 Institutional support: RVO:68081723 Keywords : zinc * production of zinc oxide * microstructure * chemical composition * zinc slag Subject RIV: JG - Metallurgy Impact factor: 0.959, year: 2014

  15. relationship between maternal serum zinc, cord blood zinc and birth ...

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    useful to determine the relationship between maternal and cord zinc levels and birth weight. The findings of the work will add to the existing pool of knowledge on the association between zinc and birth weight. It could serve as the platform for conducting further research on the effect of zinc supplementation in pregnancy on ...

  16. Atividade moluscicida da mistura de ácidos 6-n-alquil salicílicos (ácido anacárdico e dos seus complexos com cobre (II e chumbo (II

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    Nelymar Martineli Mendes

    1990-12-01

    Full Text Available Foi comparada, em laboratório, a atividade moluscicida do extrato hexânico da casca da castanha do caju - Anacardium occidentalel L. (EHCCC, do complexo de cobre (II, docomplexo de chumbo (II e do ácido anacárdico com objetivo de encontrar entre eles um produto que apresentasse maior estabilidade que o ácido anacárdico. Este foi preparado tratando o EHCCC com hidróxido de chumbo (II ou com o sulfato de cobre mais hidróxido de sódio ou com hidróxido de cobre (II. Em seguida, o complexo de chumbo (II ou os complexos de cobre (IIpreparados foram tratados com uma solução de ácido sulfúrico diluída. As misturas dos dez produtos obtidos foram testadas sobre caramujos adultos de Biomphalaria glabrata nas concentrações de la 10 ppm. Os mais ativos foram o complexo de cobre (II, obtido com sulfato de cobre mais hidróxido de sódio, e o ácido anacárdico (hidróxido de chumbo que apresentaram atividade a partir da concentração de 4 ppm. O teor de chumbo do ácido anacárdico (hidróxido de chumbo foi acima das normas recomendadas pelos Padrões de Saúde Pública dos Estados Unidos.

  17. Acumulación de cobre y alteraciones histopatológicas en el ostión Crassostrea angulata

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    Full Text Available Ejemplares de ostión Crassostrea angulata fueron expuestos a concentraciones subletales de cobre (200 y 600 µg L–1 Cu2+ durante un periodo de 2 a 30 días. Se cuantificó la concentración de cobre, así como las alteraciones histopatológicas inducidas en branquias, glándula digestiva y corazón. Las concentraciones más elevadas de cobre correspondieron a las branquias, con valores alrededor de 2 mg g–1 peso seco en los organismos expuestos a la concentración más alta, al final del periodo de exposición (día 30. En la glándula digestiva la concentración alcanzada fue del orden de 1 mg g–1 peso seco. La tasa de bioconcentración (BCr, definida como la diferencia entre la concentración en el tejido a una concentración de exposición a tiempo t y la concentración media del control a lo largo del experimento, dividida por el tiempo de exposición, disminuyó en ambos tejidos. Los valores variaron en el intervalo entre 392 y 57 µg g–1 d–1 en las branquias y entre 133 y 18 µg g–1 día–1 en la glándula digestiva. En branquias de ejemplares tratados con una concentración de 200 µg L–1 Cu2+ se observó una desorganización del tejido conjuntivo, alteraciones en la porción apical de las células ciliadas e hiperplasia y fusión de laminillas, pudiendo llegar incluso a la pérdida de estas laminillas a 600 µg L–1 Cu2+. En la glándula digestiva (hepatopáncreas de ejemplares sometidos a 600 µg L–1 Cu2+ se detectó un adelgazamiento del epitelio y, en algunos casos, oclusión de la luz de los túbulos digestivos y dilatación de los conductos digestivos. En el corazón de los organismos expuestos a concentraciones subletales de cobre se observó un adelgazamiento del epitelio de las aurículas y del ventrículo, un incremento de las células marrones (brown cells en las paredes de las aurículas, así como una distensión de las fibras musculares y destrucción del tejido conectivo de soporte, tanto en las aur

  18. Dinâmica de crescimento de nanopartículas de sulfeto de cobre e antimônio

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    Fabio Baum

    2016-01-01

    Nanopartículas de sulfeto de cobre e antimônio foram sintetizadas a partir do método de injeção a quente. As reações de síntese foram realizadas controlando-se tempo e temperatura de reação: tempo entre 1 e 10 minutos e temperatura entre 200 e 260 °C. As amostras foram analisadas por espectroscopia de absorção na região do UV-Vis-NIR, difratometria de raio-X (DRX), microscopia eletrônica de transmissão (MET), microscopia eletrônica de transmissão de alta resolução (MET-AR), espectroscopia na ...

  19. Teores de cobre em extratos de carne in natura e processada Copper in meat and thermal meat extracts

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    Édira Castello Branco de Andrade Gonçalves

    2007-06-01

    Full Text Available Especiação química é definida como a determinação da concentração de diferentes formas físico-químicas individuais de um elemento, que em conjunto constitui a concentração total do mesmo, permitindo avaliar o aproveitamento do elemento no processo absortivo. As carnes bovinas e de aves são de grande importância na alimentação, assim, este trabalho tem como objetivo avaliar os teores de cobre em diferentes extratos obtidos pela aplicação da extração seqüencial de carnes in natura, processadas termicamente e congeladas por 30 dias. Os teores de cobre foram determinados através de espectroscopia de absorção atômica. Os dados foram tratados estatisticamente através do teste de Grubs e t de Student. Verificou-se que o cobre encontra-se na maioria das amostras estudadas, em no mínimo duas espécies químicas diferentes. As frações predominantes encontradas foram as representadas pela fração iônica, a qual enfraquece a ligação do metal com compostos orgânicos e sulfetos e promove a dissolução de silicatos e minerais. Observou-se que o processo de cocção e o congelamento diminuem os teores totais e influenciam nas formas químicas do metal. Estudos posteriores que identifiquem estas formas químicas do cobre podem favorecer na avaliação da biodisponibilidade do mesmo.Chemical specification is defined as determining the concentration of different forms of physicist-chemistry individuals of an element, which together consist of the total concentration, and whereby the element in the absorbed process can be evaluated. Beef and chicken are of great importance in food, and therefore the aim of this work was to evaluate copper in different extracts obtained from applying sequential extraction of meat, thermally processed and frozen for 30 days. Copper was determined by using an atomic absorption spectroscopy. The data was dealt with statistically by using the Grubs and t Student test. Copper was found in most of the

  20. Silicose em ex-mineiros de extração de cobre Silicosis among former copper mine workers

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    Fernanda de Freitas Luz

    2011-08-01

    Full Text Available Existe escassez de estudos brasileiros analisando o efeito da exposição contínua à sílica em ex-trabalhadores de minas de cobre. Os achados radiográficos produzidos pela silicose têm recebido atenção médica especial. O objetivo deste estudo foi caracterizar clinica e radiologicamente a silicose em ex-mineiros de extração de cobre. Foi feito um estudo transversal com 100 ex-mineiros de extração de cobre. Os itens foram coletados através de entrevista pessoal, dados clínicos ocupacionais e foram realizados exames radiológicos. Na entrevista foi verificada a idade, o sexo e o tempo de trabalho na extração de cobre. Os pacientes que já realizaram exame radiológico de tórax trouxeram estes para comparação. Os mineiros assinaram um termo de consentimento para realização dos exames radiológicos o qual foi aplicado pelo radiologista que os interpretou. Entre os 100 ex-mineiros, 35% são portadores de silicose, 11% apresentaram alterações pulmonares que podem ter outras causas, como tuberculose, enfisema e doença broncopulmonar obstrutiva crônica, e 54% não apresentaram nenhuma alteração pulmonar. A alta freqüência de silicose encontrada reforça a recomendação de suspender a exposição à sílica tão logo se tenha uma radiografia sugestiva da doença.There is a dearth of Brazilian studies analyzing the effect of ongoing exposure to silica among former copper mine workers, as radiographic readings for silicosis have received widespread medical attention. The scope of this study is to investigate the clinical and radiological manifestations of silicosis among former copper mine workers. A sample of 100 former copper miners had their clinical and occupational histories recorded and underwent chest radiography in a cross-sectional study that included personal interviews in which their age, sex and time worked in copper extraction were recorded. Patients with recent chest X-Rays brought them with them, or they signed a

  1. INTERACCION CON OXIGENO MOLECULAR Y ACTIVIDAD CATALITICA DE COMPLEJOS DE COBRE(I) CON LIGANTES PIRIDINICOS TRIDENTADOS

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    ROJAS ZEPEDA; DARIO ULISES

    2004-01-01

    El presente trabajo de tesis muestra la síntesis y caracterización, a través de voltametría cíclica, de una serie de complejos de cobre (I) con los ligantes piridínicos tridentados del tipo Ph-(CH2)-N-(CH2)n-Py)(CH2)-Py-R], en que Ph = fenilo, Py = piridina, R = H,CH3, CF3 y n = 1 (LTS, LTS-Me, LTS-CF3) o 2 (LTA, LTA-Me, LTA-CF3) y el estudio de su actividad catalítica en la reacción de oxidación de 3,5-ditertbutilcatecol con oxígeno molecular. Los resultados muestran la formación de co...

  2. INTERACCION CON OXIGENO MOLECULAR Y ACTIVIDAD CATALITICA DE COMPLEJOS DE COBRE(I) CON LIGANTES PIRIDINICOS TRI DENTADOS

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    ROJAS ZEPEDA, DARIO ULISES

    2004-01-01

    El presente trabajo de tesis muestra la síntesis y caracterización, a través de voltametría cíclica, de una serie de complejos de cobre (I) con los ligantes piridínicos tridentados del tipo Ph-(CH2)-N-(CH2)n-Py)(CH2)-Py-R], en que Ph = fenilo, Py = piridina,R = H, CH3, CF3 y n = 1 (LTS, LTS-Me, LTS-CF3) o 2 (LTA, LTA-Me, LTA-CF3) y el estudio de su actividad catalítica en la reacción de oxidación de 3,5-ditertbutilcatecol con oxígeno molecular. Los resultados muestran la formación de co...

  3. Síntese e caracterização de complexos de cobre (II) com ligantes vanilóides

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    Oliveira, Aimée Ataide de

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    O objetivo deste trabalho é contribuir com o desenvolvimento da química de coordenação do sistema cobre-fenantrolina, através da síntese e caracterização de novos complexos metálicos do tipo [Cu(phen)(L)2] onde L refere-se a ligantes derivados da vanilina. Através da caracterização dos complexos [Cu(phen)(asv)2], [Cu(phen)(asvred)2] e [Cu(phen)(dhz)2], por infravermelho, foram identificados que os ligantes derivados da vanilina encontram-se coordenados ao centro metálico de forma bidentada at...

  4. Re-estructuración capitalista: precariedad laboral y resistencia. La protesta de los mineros del cobre en Chile

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    María Fernanda Hughes

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available El artículo presenta una investigación de campo acerca de la protesta laboral de los trabajadores del cobre, sector de la producción fundamental para la economía chilena. Una de las formas que la gestión neoliberal ha aplicado al trabajo es la subcontratación o "tercerización". A pesar de toda una batería de obstáculos objetivos y subjetivos para organizarse, una parte de los trabajadores se han sindicalizado por fuera y paralelamente a las estructuras sindicales tradicionales. No sólo lo han hecho, sino que hicieron visible la conflictividad inherente al modelo neoliberal que Chile ha presentado como la experiencia "más exitosa".

  5. Efecto de la concentración de poliacrilamida sobre la calidad del depósito de cobre obtenido por refino electrolítico

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    Aragón, J.

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available The effect of the additive non ionic polyacrylamide (PAM, was studied at the laboratory level, as refining crystalline grain in the copper electrorefining. Experiments were performed 24 h of electrolysis, using an electrolyte of copper sulphate acid, with 0.5 to 10 mgl-1 polyacrylamide at 55 °C and a current density of 260 Am-2. The effectiveness of these organic additives in copper electrorefining was determined by directly measuring the surface roughness of the copper deposit and contrasted with the results of other instrumental techniques (SEM and metallographic analysis. The results of the analysis SEM, metallographic analysis and measurement of the surface roughness of the copper deposit, show that to concentrations as low as 0.5 mgl-1 of this additive is manifested its property of tuner of grain. However, in the range of 7 to 10 mgl-1 of polyacrylamide, it reaches an optimum size of grain for the deposit of copper in the cathodes.El efecto del aditivo poliacrilamida no iónica (PAM, se estudió a nivel de laboratorio, como afinador de grano cristalino en el refino electrolítico del cobre. Se realizaron experimentos de electrólisis de 24 h, utilizando un electrolito de sulfato de cobre ácido, con 0,5 a 10 mgl-1 de poliacrilamida, a 55 °C y una densidad de corriente de 260 Am-2. La efectividad de este aditivo orgánico en la refinación electrolítica del cobre fue determinada mediante la medida de la rugosidad de la superficie del depósito de cobre y contrastada con los resultados de otras técnicas instrumentales (MEB y análisis metalográfico. Los resultados obtenidos del análisis MEB, análisis metalográfico y medición de la rugosidad superficial del depósito de cobre, muestran que a concentraciones tan bajas como 0,5 mgl-1 de este aditivo, se manifiesta su propiedad de afinador de grano. Sin embargo, en el rango de 7 a 10 mgl-1 de poliacrilamida, se alcanza un tamaño de grano óptimo para el depósito de cobre en el cátodo.

  6. Zinc biofortification of cereals

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    Palmgren, Michael; Clemens, Stephan; Williams, Lorraine E.

    2008-01-01

    The goal of biofortification is to develop plants that have an increased content of bioavailable nutrients in their edible parts. Cereals serve as the main staple food for a large proportion of the world population but have the shortcoming, from a nutrition perspective, of being low in zinc...... and other essential nutrients. Major bottlenecks in plant biofortification appear to be the root-shoot barrier and - in cereals - the process of grain filling. New findings demonstrate that the root-shoot distribution of zinc is controlled mainly by heavy metal transporting P1B-ATPases and the metal...

  7. Investigação das propriedades magnéticas e microestrutura da ferrita de chumbo e cobre

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    V. A. S. Ribeiro

    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available Resumo Os objetivos deste trabalho foram a obtenção de uma ferrita de chumbo e cobre com a estrutura do espinélio, a caracterização da sua microestrutura e a determinação das suas propriedades magnéticas. A ferrita de cobre e chumbo é um material com baixa coercividade magnética, alta resistividade elétrica e alta permeabilidade magnética. Amostras com estequiometria PbxCu1-xFe2O4, com (x= 0, 0,1 e 0,2, foram produzidas pelo processo de metalurgia do pó e sinterizadas a 800 °C por 6 h em atmosfera ambiente. As caracterizações estrutural, microestrutural e magnética foram realizadas utilizando as técnicas de difração de raios X, microscopia eletrônica de varredura, magnetômetro de amostra vibrante e análise termogravimétrica magnética. Os resultados mostram que as amostras são formadas exclusivamente pela estrutura do espinélio tetragonal. As curvas de histerese mostram características de materiais magnéticos moles e sua magnetização de saturação aumentou com a concentração de chumbo. O valor da temperatura de Curie diminuiu com o aumento da concentração de chumbo.

  8. El yacimiento volcanogénico de Cu-Zn-Pb (Au + Ag el cobre: inclusiones fluidas

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    Joan C. Melgarejo

    2001-03-01

    Full Text Available El depósito El Cobre se localiza al NO de Santiago de Cuba y encaja en la Secuencia Media del Grupo El Cobre, en el arco del Paleógeno. Se estudiaron inclusiones fluidas primarias y pseudosecundarias en cristales de cuarzo, anhidrita, esfarelita y calcita, correspondientes a los principales tipos de mineralización: stockwork silíceo, filones silíceos, filones anhídritico-epidóticos y mineralizaciones estratiforme de barita. Las inclusiones se clasificaron en bifásicas L-V, que presentan tamaño entre 5 y 40 micras, y el grado de relleno es de 0,7 a 0,8. Se obtuvieron temperaturas de fusión del hielo entre -1,1 y -6,7ºC, y les correspondieron salinidades entre 1,9 y 10,1 % en peso de NaCl eq., mientras que la temperatura de homogenización oscula entre 150 y 299ºC. durante los ensayos microtermométricos no se observó la formación de clatratos y las investigaciones mediante Raman no detectaron otros gases en la fase vapor, lo que indica un componente mayoritario de vapor de agua. La homogenización a líquido de las inclusiones con promedio entre 165 y 281ºC, y su grado de relleno uniforme, sugieren que no ocurrió le ebullición durante la deposición de estas mineralizaciones. Estos valores promedios de temperatura mencionados, así como los valores promedios de salinidad entre 2,3 y 5,7 % en peso de NaCl eq. están dentro del rago de salinidad y temperatura reportado en numerosos depósitos VMS, como los tipo Kuroko

  9. The bioavailability of four zinc oxide sources and zinc sulphate in broiler chickens

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    Veldkamp, T.; Diepen, van J.T.M.; Bikker, P.

    2014-01-01

    Zinc is an essential trace element for all farm animal species. It is commonly included in animal diets as zinc oxide, zinc sulphate or organically bound zinc. Umicore Zinc Chemicals developed zinc oxide products with different mean particle sizes. Umicore Zinc Chemicals requested Wageningen UR

  10. Determinación de la adsorción de cadmio mediante isotermas de adsorción en suelos agrícolas venezolanos Determination of the adsorption of cadmium by adsorption isotherms in agricultural soils venezuelans

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    Nereida Sánchez

    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available El cadmio es un metal pesado que tiende a acumularse en la superficie del suelo. En los últimos años, las actividades antropogénicas han ocasionado un incremento en los niveles de este metal en suelos agrícolas generando gran preocupación ambiental debido a su movilidad y lixiviación en el perfil del suelo y a la facilidad con que es absorbido por las plantas. El objetivo de este trabajo fue determinar la capacidad de adsorción de cadmio, de cuatro suelos venezolanos de uso agrícola con diferencias texturales. Para determinar la capacidad de adsorción del metal en cada suelo, inicialmente se determinó el tiempo óptimo de agitación; el cual fue de 2 horas y la relación suelo-solución enriquecedora de Cd; la cual fue de 1:50. Con estos parámetros se elaboraron las isotermas de adsorción para los suelos y se compararon los modelos de Freundlich y Langmuir. Los resultados mostraron que el modelo matemático de Freundlich es el que mejor describe la cinética de la reacción y la capacidad de adsorción de Cd por los suelos, siendo los que poseen mayores contenidos de arcilla, MO y pH ácidos los de mayor capacidad de adsorción.Cadmium is a heavy metal which tends to accumulate in the soil surface. In recent years, anthropogenic activities have caused an increase of the levels of this metal in agricultural soils causing great environmental concern due to their mobility and leaching in the soil profile and the ease way to be absorbed by plants. The purpose of this study was to determine the adsorption capacity of cadmium in four Venezuelan agricultural soils with different texture. To determine the adsorption capacity of Cd in each soil, first of all the optimal time of stirring was determined, which was two hours and the soilenriching solution of Cd, which was (1/50. With these parameters, cadmium adsorption isotherms for all soils were developed and compared with Freundlich and Langmuir models. The data showed that the Freundlich

  11. The extraction of zinc and other minor metals from concentrated ammonium chloride solutions with D2EHPA and Cyanex 272

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    Amer, S.

    1995-12-01

    Full Text Available A comparative study is made of the extractants D2EHPA and Cyanex 272 for the zinc and minor metal extraction from aqueous concentrated ammonium chloride solutions, as those of the leaching liquors of the CENIM-LNETI process. Extraction equilibrium data for zinc are presented as extraction isotherms at constant pH and at a temperature of 50 °C. Zinc extraction and coextraction of minor metal ions as Cu, Ca, Pb, Mg, Cd, Co, Ni and Hg are studied. Mercury does not extract from concentrated ammonium chloride solutions. Cyanex 272 shows a better selectivity for zinc with regard to the minor metals than D2EHPA, which is especially remarkable for calcium, the most coextracted element by D2EHPA. Nickel and cadmium coextraction is negligible for both extractants. The possible use of the Cyanex 272 as an alternative to D2EHPA is considered.

    Se realiza un estudio comparativo del comportamiento del D2EHPA y del Cyanex 272 durante la extracción del cinc y otros metales minoritarios de soluciones acuosas concentradas de cloruro amónico, como las de las soluciones de lixiviación del proceso CENIM-LNETI. Se presentan los datos de equilibrio de extracción del cinc en forma de isotermas de extracción a una temperatura de 50 °C y pH constante y se estudia la coextracción de los metales minoritarios Cu, Ca, Pb, Mg, Cd, Co, Ni y Hg. El mercurio no se extrae de las soluciones concentradas de cloruro amónico. La selectividad del Cyanex 272 para el cinc respecto de esos metales minoritarios es mejor que la del D2EHPA, siendo verdaderamente notable para el calcio, que es la impureza que más se coextrae con el D2EHPA. La coextracción de níquel y de cadmio es muy pequeña para ambos extractantes. Se considera la posibilidad del uso alternativo del Cyanex 272 en lugar del D2EHPA.

  12. zinc, chromium, cadmium

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    2016-06-30

    Jun 30, 2016 ... determined with an Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer, and the results showed significantly (P<0.05) lower concentrations of Zn ... toxic in moderate doses and is a potent antagonist of several essential minerals including calcium, iron, copper and zinc. (Lettow, 2004). ... MATERIALS AND METHODS.

  13. Creep Resistant Zinc Alloy

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    Frank E. Goodwin

    2002-12-31

    This report covers the development of Hot Chamber Die Castable Zinc Alloys with High Creep Strengths. This project commenced in 2000, with the primary objective of developing a hot chamber zinc die-casting alloy, capable of satisfactory service at 140 C. The core objectives of the development program were to: (1) fill in missing alloy data areas and develop a more complete empirical model of the influence of alloy composition on creep strength and other selected properties, and (2) based on the results from this model, examine promising alloy composition areas, for further development and for meeting the property combination targets, with the view to designing an optimized alloy composition. The target properties identified by ILZRO for an improved creep resistant zinc die-casting alloy were identified as follows: (1) temperature capability of 1470 C; (2) creep stress of 31 MPa (4500 psi); (3) exposure time of 1000 hours; and (4) maximum creep elongation under these conditions of 1%. The project was broadly divided into three tasks: (1) Task 1--General and Modeling, covering Experimental design of a first batch of alloys, alloy preparation and characterization. (2) Task 2--Refinement and Optimization, covering Experimental design of a second batch of alloys. (3) Task 3--Creep Testing and Technology transfer, covering the finalization of testing and the transfer of technology to the Zinc industry should have at least one improved alloy result from this work.

  14. Doped zinc oxide microspheres

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    Arnold, Jr., Wesley D.; Bond, Walter D.; Lauf, Robert J.

    1993-01-01

    A new composition and method of making same for a doped zinc oxide microsphere and articles made therefrom for use in an electrical surge arrestor which has increased solid content, uniform grain size and is in the form of a gel.

  15. Zinc in multiple sclerosis

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    Bredholt, Mikkel; Fredriksen, Jette Lautrup

    2016-01-01

    In the last 35 years, zinc (Zn) has been examined for its potential role in the disease multiple sclerosis (MS). This review gives an overview of the possible role of Zn in the pathogenesis of MS as well as a meta-analysis of studies having measured Zn in serum or plasma in patients with MS...

  16. Variabilidad estacional de cadmio en un sistema de surgencia costera del norte de Chile (Bahía Mejillones del Sur, 23° S Seasonal variability of cadmium in a coastal upwelling system off northern Chile (Mejillones bay, 23° S

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    JORGE VALDÉS

    2006-12-01

    Full Text Available Entre junio de 2002 y abril de 2003 se midió el contenido de cadmio total y disuelto entre la superficie y los 100 m de profundidad, en dos estaciones localizadas en la bahía Mejillones del Sur. El rango de cadmio total y cadmio disuelto en las aguas de esta bahía fue 0,41-10,7 y 0,08-1,61 nM, respectivamente, durante el período de muestreo. Los resultados fueron correlacionados con la estructura físico-química de la columna de agua al momento del muestreo, de manera de estudiar los patrones de variabilidad estacional de este metal en este sistema de surgencia. Las condiciones oceanográficas imperantes durante este período correspondieron a un año normal (no-El Niño. Las masas de agua presentes en la bahía correspondieron a agua subantártica, subtropical y ecuatorial subsuperficial, con diferentes grados de mezcla y estratificación durante el período de estudio. Los perfiles de cadmio presentaron una distribución vertical clásica de un micronutriente. Sin embargo estos perfiles presentaron leves diferencias que pueden ser atribuidas a la condición de mezcla de las masas de agua al interior de la bahía. Un análisis multivariado de los parámetros registrados indicó que la variación temporal de cadmio en las aguas superficiales está asociada a las fluctuaciones de la clorofila a y la temperatura. Esto sugiere que, a escala estacional, la producción de biomasa fitoplanctónica sería el principal factor que controla la distribución de cadmio en esta bahía. Por otro lado, a pesar de que el cadmio es un metal redox sensitivo no se encontró un efecto significativo de la disponibilidad de oxígeno sobre el comportamiento de este metal, de manera que la condición micróxica de las aguas de fondo de la bahía no sería un factor preponderante en el flujo de cadmio hacia los sedimentos. La razón Cd/PO4 encontrada en Mejillones es similar a la reportada en otras zonas costeras de Chile. Los bajos valores y la tendencia temporal

  17. Zinc, the brain and behavior.

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    Pfeiffer, C C; Braverman, E R

    1982-04-01

    The total content of zinc in the adult human body averages almost 2 g. This is approximately half the total iron content and 10 to 15 times the total body copper. In the brain, zinc is with iron, the most concentrated metal. The highest levels of zinc are found in the hippocampus in synaptic vesicles, boutons, and mossy fibers. Zinc is also found in large concentrations in the choroid layer of the retina which is an extension of the brain. Zinc plays an important role in axonal and synaptic transmission and is necessary for nucleic acid metabolism and brain tubulin growth and phosphorylation. Lack of zinc has been implicated in impaired DNA, RNA, and protein synthesis during brain development. For these reasons, deficiency of zinc during pregnancy and lactation has been shown to be related to many congenital abnormalities of the nervous system in offspring. Furthermore, in children insufficient levels of zinc have been associated with lowered learning ability, apathy, lethargy, and mental retardation. Hyperactive children may be deficient in zinc and vitamin B-6 and have an excess of lead and copper. Alcoholism, schizophrenia, Wilson's disease, and Pick's disease are brain disorders dynamically related to zinc levels. Zinc has been employed with success to treat Wilson's disease, achrodermatitis enteropathica, and specific types of schizophrenia.

  18. Lixiviação férrica, química e bacteriana de sulfetos secundários de cobre

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    Erick Adan Rivera Rojas

    2009-01-01

    No presente trabalho, foram estudadas tanto a lixiviação química como a bacteriana de sulfetos secundários de cobre, a partir de amostras de um minério contendo baixos teores de cobre, presente, principalmente, na forma dos minerais Calcocita (Cu2S) e Covellita (CuS). Na lixiviação química, foram avaliados os efeitos das concentrações iniciais de Fe3+ na solução de lixiviação (1 a 20g.L-1), da temperatura (30 a 80"C), das concentrações iniciais de ácido sulfúrico (0,1 a 1mol.L-1), da porcenta...

  19. Resistencia A La Abrasión De Fundición Nodular Aleada Con Cobre, Austemperada A 300ºC

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    Horacio Sierra

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available Fundición nodular aleada con cobre y no aleada fue austemperada a 300ºC durante diferentes tiempos luego de austenizarse a 925ºC por dos horas. Los cambios microestructurales fueron evaluados mediante la medición de dureza y metalografía cuantitativa. De los resultados se desprende que la dureza después de austemperar las diferentes fundiciones no presenta variaciones significativas. En cuanto a resistencia a la abrasión, las fundiciones aleadas con cobre presentan mejor comportamiento que las no aleadas pero a su vez, presentan una resistencia inferior al impacto, siendo ésta superior a la establecida por la norma ASTM A 897M

  20. Copper and ceruloplasmin concentrations in the blood serum oe schizophrenic patients Concentrações do cobre e da ceruloplasmina no plasma de pacientes com esquizofrenia

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    Luis Marques-Assis

    1968-06-01

    Full Text Available The serum copper (26 cases and ceruloplasmin (20 cases are studied in 45 patients with schizophrenia. The following conclusions were drawn from this study: 1 the blood copper is significantly higher in patients with schizophrenia; 2 the variations of ceruloplasmin are not significant. The slightly amounts of copper in schizophrenia may have not a diagnostic value.É estudado o comportamento do cobre total do soro (26 casos e da ceruloplasmina (20 casos em 45 pacientes portadores de esquizofrenia. A análise estatística dos resultados permitiu aos autores chegarem às seguintes conclusões: 1 o cobre total do soro está aumentado nos pacientes esquizofrênicos; 2 os níveis de ceruloplasmina não variaram de maneira significativa. Os autores julgam que os achados podem não ter valor diagnóstico.

  1. Síntesis de Complejos de cobre(I) con ligandos pybox . Aplicaciones en catálisis asimétrica

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    Panera Castro, María

    2010-01-01

    Este trabajo describe la síntesis y reactividad de complejos de cobre(I) con ligandos pybox enantiopuros, así como algunas de sus aplicaciones en procesos de catálisis asimétrica. En el Capítulo 1 se presenta la síntesis de complejos de cobre(I) con ligandos R-pybox (R = iPr, Ph, iPr-pybox-diPh) a partir de distintos precursores metálicos. Se han preparado los complejos dinucleares [Cu2(R-pybox)2][Y]2 (Y = PF6, CF3SO3) y mononucleares [Cu(R-pybox)2][PF6] mediante la reacción entre [Cu(MeCN...

  2. VEGETACIÓN, RESIDUOS DE MINA Y ELEMENTOS POTENCIALMENTE TÓXICOS DE UN JAL DE PACHUCA, HIDALGO, MÉXICO

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    E. Hernández-Acosta; E. Mondragón-Romero; D. Cristobal-Acevedo; J. E. Rubiños-Panta; E. Robledo-Santoyo

    2009-01-01

    Se estudió un jal de mina en Pachuca Hidalgo, con la caracterización física y química de residuos mineros, el contenido de elementos potencialmente tóxicos (cadmio, cobre, manganeso, níquel, plomo y zinc) y parámetros de vegetación. Se definieron nueve sitios de muestreo en el jal, en muestras compuestas se determinaron las características físicas, químicas y el contenido de elementos potencialmente tóxicos. Se utilizó el método de cuadrados para identificar especies vegetales y en muestras d...

  3. Intoxicação crônica por cobre em ovelhas pastoreadas em pomar de videiras adubado com cama aviária

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    Luiz Alberto Oliveira Ribeiro

    2007-06-01

    Full Text Available No presente trabalho é relatado caso de intoxicação crônica por cobre (ICC ocorridos em rebanho ovino pastoreados em pomar de videiras, na serra Gaúcha; suplementados com bagaço de uva e concentrado. O pomar era aspergido anualmente com solução de sulfato de cobre a 2% e teve seu solo adubado com cama aviária. Os ovinos mostraram andar cambaleante, icterícia intensa das mucosas e urina escura, dos quais foram a óbito oito animais, correspondendo a 57% do total do rebanho. Os sinais clínicos e lesões histológicas foram características da ICC. A dosagem de Aspartato Aminotrasferase (AST no soro dos seis ovinos remanescentes variou de 48,8 a 403,3 UI/L. O nível de cobre encontrado na cama aviária, bagaço de uva, pastagem e concentrado foram de 637, 158, 86 e 18 mg/kg respectivamente. Conclui-se que os óbitos ocorreram devido ao alto nível de cobre encontrado na pastagem, bagaço de uva e concentrado administrado aos animais. Sugere-se também, o risco de dano ambiental no uso de cama aviária na adubação de pastagem, assim como a inadequação da alimentação de ovinos com bagaço de uva.

  4. Influencia de la adición de cobre y de bronce sobre las propiedades de los aceros inoxidables austeníticos sinterizados

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    Velasco, F.

    1997-04-01

    Full Text Available The effect that, on AISI 316L and 304L stainless steels alloyed with copper and bronze in different percentages up to a maximun of 20 % wt, produce both the alloying content and the sintering temperature over physical and mechanical properties and over the microstructure of sintered stainless steels are studied. Alloying with copper and bronze improves the density of sintered steels at the two sintering temperatures used. Copper and bronze promote liquid phase sintering (transitory or permanent, that activates sintering process. Tensile strength of stainless steel is highly improved for higher alloying contents. Moreover, tensile strength presents greater values alloying with bronze than with copper.

    Partiendo de los aceros inoxidables AISI 316L y 304L a los que se añadió cobre y bronce en diferentes porcentajes hasta el 20 % en peso, se estudia el efecto que la cantidad de aleante y la temperatura de sinterización tienen sobre las propiedades físicas y mecánicas y sobre la microestructura de los aceros inoxidables sinterizados. La aleación con cobre y con bronce aumenta la densidad de los aceros sinterizados para las dos temperaturas de sinterización utilizadas. El cobre y el bronce provocan la aparición de fase líquida (transitoria o permanente que activa el proceso de sinterización. La resistencia a la tracción del acero inoxidable experimenta un fuerte incremento para los contenidos más elevados de aleante. Además, la resistencia a la tracción alcanza mayores valores para la aleación con bronce que con cobre.

  5. Síntesis y Caracterización de Ag2Cu2O3, el primer óxido de cobre y plata

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    Gómez-Romero, P.

    2000-06-01

    Full Text Available Despite the crystal-chemical similarities between copper and silver ions, there is no known silver copper oxide, neither natural nor synthetic. In this work, we present the synthesis at room-temperature of the first silver copper oxide of formula Ag2Cu2O3 (tetragonal, a=5.8857(3Å, c=10.6868(7Å, space group I41/amd, Z=4. It should be noted that the thermal stability of this new oxide is enhanced with respect to Ag2O or even CuO. The structure consists of alternating chains of edge-sharing square planar Cu(II and zigzag chains of linearly coordinated Ag(I ions.A pesar de las similitudes cristaloquímicas entre los iones de cobre y los de plata, no existe ningún óxido mixto de cobre y plata ni natural ni sintético. En este trabajo se presenta la síntesis a bajas temperaturas del primer óxido mixto de cobre y plata, de fórmula Ag2Cu2O3 (tetragonal, a=5.8857(3Å, c=10.6868(7Å, grupo espacial I41/amd, Z=4. Este óxido posee una estabilidad térmica superior a los correspondientes óxidos de cobre y de plata. Contiene cadenas de iones Cu(II cuadrado-planos que alternan con cadenas en zig-zag de Ag(I con coordinación lineal.

  6. Materiales e innovación en arquitectura sanitaria: cobre, barrera antibacteriana para espacios sanitarios = Materials and innovation in sanitary architecture: copper, antibacterial barrier for sanitary spaces

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    Paula Aillón García

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    Full Text Available La inclusión del cobre como material antibacteriano en la arquitectura sanitaria ayuda a resolver la gran paradoja que existe en los servicios asistenciales; entrar a servicios de salud para sanarse de una enfermedad puntual y adquirir enfermedades de riesgo de muerte. Esta investigación demuestra la eficacia del cobre en formato laminar en vez de sólido, haciendo mediciones de
 con luminometría, abriendo un camino factible para el cobre como revestimiento antibacteriano y dotando de su propiedad antibacteriana superficial a costos reducidos, sin necesidad de cambios de mobiliario ni obras Abstract The inclusion of copper as an antibacterial material in health architecture helps to solve the great paradox that exists in healthcare services; enter health services to heal from a specific illness and acquire life-threatening diseases. This research demonstrates the effectiveness of copper in laminar format instead of solid, making measurements of ATP with luminometry, opening a feasible way for copper as an antibacterial coating and endowing its superficial antibacterial property at reduced costs, without the need for furniture changes or works.

  7. Interaction Between Yeasts and Zinc

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    Nicola, Raffaele De; Walker, Graeme

    Zinc is an essential trace element in biological systems. For example, it acts as a cellular membrane stabiliser, plays a critical role in gene expression and genome modification and activates nearly 300 enzymes, including alcohol dehydrogenase. The present chapter will be focused on the influence of zinc on cell physiology of industrial yeast strains of Saccharomyces cerevisiae, with special regard to the uptake and subsequent utilisation of this metal. Zinc uptake by yeast is metabolism-dependent, with most of the available zinc translocated very quickly into the vacuole. At cell division, zinc is distributed from mother to daughter cells and this effectively lowers the individual cellular zinc concentration, which may become zinc depleted at the onset of the fermentation. Zinc influences yeast fermentative performance and examples will be provided relating to brewing and wine fermentations. Industrial yeasts are subjected to several stresses that may impair fermentation performance. Such stresses may also impact on yeast cell zinc homeostasis. This chapter will discuss the practical implications for the correct management of zinc bioavailability for yeast-based biotechnologies aimed at improving yeast growth, viability, fermentation performance and resistance to environmental stresses

  8. Metodologias e eficiência de extratores para zinco, cobre, ferro e manganês = Methodologies and extractor efficiency for zinc, copper, iron and manganese

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    Full Text Available Estudos de correlação foram usados para avaliar a metodologias de extração para micronutrientes em solos do Paraná, visando à padronização dos métodos. Foram avaliados extratores ácidos (Mehlich 1, na proporção solo/extrator de 1:5 e 1:10, um extrator ácidocomplexantes (Mehlich 3, na proporção de 1:10, e um complexante (DTPA, na proporção 1:2. O Mehlich 1 e Mehlich 3 foram extraídos: a filtragem imediata após a agitação e b filtragem após decantação de 16h. As correlações foram estabelecidas entre os teores no solo e em plantas de milho. Os maiores teores de Zn e Cu ocorreram com o uso do Mehlich 1 (1:10, com filtragem após decantação, e Mehlich 3 (1:10, com filtragem imediata e filtragem após decantação. Nos estudos de correlação entre os extratores, a metodologia-padrão dos laboratóriosdo Paraná, a qual usa o Mehlich 1, com filtragem após decantação, obteve boa correlação, na determinação do Zn, com o Mehlich 1 (1:10 e (1:5, com filtragem imediata ou após decantação de 16h; na determinação do Mn e Fe, a metodologia-padrão apresentou melhor correlação com o DTPA e com o Mehlich 3, com filtragem imediata ou após decantação. Para a determinação do Cu houve equivalência entre todas as metodologias de extração.Correlation studies were used to evaluate the extraction methodologies for micronutrients in soils of Paraná State, Brazil, aiming at the standardization of methods. The following were evaluated: Acid extractors (Mehlich 1, in a soil-to-extractor ratio of 1:5 and 1:10; an extractor composed of acid and complexing components (Mehlich 3, used in a 1:10 ratio; and a complexing extractor (DTPA, in 1:2. The Mehlich 1 and Melich 3 had two extraction forms: a immediate filtration or after agitation; and b filtration after decantation of 16 hours. Correlations were established between the micronutrients in the soil and in corn plants. It was concluded that the higher content of Zn and Cu occurred with the use of Mehlich 1 (1:10, with filtration after decantation and with Mehlich 3 (1:10, with immediate filtration and filtration after decantation.. In the correlation studies, it was verified that the standard methodology of the laboratories in Paraná State, which uses Mehlich 1, with filtration after decantation, obtained good correlation in the determination of Zn, with Mehlich 1 (1:10 and (1:5, with immediate filtration or after decantation; in the determination of Mn and Fe, the methodology pattern presented better correlation with DTPA and with Mehlich 3, with immediate filtration or after decantation. For the determination of Cu, all extraction methodologies were equivalent.

  9. Alterações metabólicas e funcionais do cobre em diabetes mellitus Metabolic and functional alterations of copper in diabetes mellitus

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    Lucia de Fátima Campos Pedrosa

    1999-12-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo desta revisão foi discutir aspectos que envolvem as alterações metabólicas e funcionais do cobre em Diabetes Mellitus. Na presença desta doença, alguns distúrbios funcionais de cobre têm sido caracterizados e explicados em parte por alterações nos processos de absorção, circulação e utilização do elemento. O estado hormonal pode modificar a secreção biliar de cobre e assim repercutir na regulação homeostática da absorção. A redução na atividade da lisil-oxidase, uma cuproenzima, altera a síntese de colágeno e de elastina, comprometendo assim a integridade dos vasos sangüíneos. Tal fato pode agravar o desenvolvimento de complicações vasculares nos diabéticos. Os estudos com diabetes experimental apontam um acúmulo tecidual de cobre nos rins, o que conduz à especulações quanto à gênese da nefropatia diabética. Os experimentos com pacientes diabéticos demonstram irregularidades no cobre circulante, aumento de peroxidação lipídica e estado nutricional inadequado deste micronutriente.The aim of this review was to discuss aspects that involve metabolic and functional alterations of copper in Diabetes Mellitus. In this disease some functional disturbances of copper have been explained by alterations in the processes of absorption, circulation and utilization of this element. The hormone status can modify the biliary secretion of copper and therefore to reflect on homeostatic regulation of the absorption. Impaired lysil oxidase activity (a kind of cuproenzyme alters elastin and collagen synthesis and this damages the integrity of the blood vessel. This fact can worsen the development of the vascular alterations in diabetic patients. Researches with experimental diabetes indicate high concentrations of copper in kidneys. This leads to speculations about the genesis of the diabetic nephropathy. Human studies demonstrate that diabetic patients have abnormal circulation of copper, lipid peroxidation

  10. Estudio metalográfico de la calidad del cobre producido en las fundiciones de Cerro Muriano (Córdoba durante el Período Romano Altoimperial

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    Calabrés, R.

    1995-10-01

    Full Text Available The copper obtaining process depends on a great quantity of variables and presents complex controlling. The mentioned obtaining process was well known since the Roman Age. The knowledge of copper of the casting process was higher than expected, taking account of the studies with first melting copper samples localized at an archaeological deposit in Cerro Muriano (Córdoba, Spain and dated at the 1st Century B.C. and 1st Century A.C. The existence of a cellular and dendritic-cellular solidification in the studied samples, together with other realized analysis, show a production of copper with high purity. Present work allows to conclude that the three basic processes on copper casting (roasting, smelting, slagging and conversion were well known. This knowledge was due to the experience, although they did not know the chemical and physical phenomena.

    El proceso de obtención de un cobre, más o menos puro, depende de gran cantidad de variables y es difícil de controlar. Antes de la romanización, dicho proceso de obtención ya era conocido. Utilizando cobres de primera fusión localizados en un yacimiento arqueológico sito en Cerro Muriano (Córdoba datados en los siglos I a.C. y I d.C., se ha determinado que sus elaboradores tenían un conocimiento del proceso de fundición de cobre superior al esperado. La existencia de una solidificación celular y celular dendrítica en las muestras estudiadas, así como los análisis realizados, indican una producción de cobre de alta pureza. El estudio permite concluir que, en época romana, ya se conocían los tres procesos básicos de la obtención de cobre: tostación, fusión y escorificación y conversión. Dicho proceso era conocido gracias a la gran experiencia acumulada, aunque estos metalurgistas desconocían las causas que originaban los resultados finales obtenidos.

  11. Respuesta metalúrgica de fracciones finas de minerales sulfurados de cobre en un proceso combinado de flotación modificada y biolixiviación agitada

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    Ibáñez, J. P.

    2007-04-01

    Full Text Available The metallurgical behavior of fine fractions of copper sulfide minerals of Compañía Minera Quebrada Blanca S.A. was studied by concentration through flotation in aqueous media modified by alcohol followed by bioleaching of the concentrates. By using a 1 % v/v of methanol, the metallurgical recovery of copper reaches 88 %, while the iron recovery was 43 %, the weight recovery was 18%, which indicates a high selectivity. These concentrates were then bioleached with and without nutrient medium, reaching 80 % of copper recovery after 10 and 17 days, respectively. Then, it is possible to conclude that this concentration-bioleaching metallurgical process is a promising route for copper recovery from the fine fraction of sulfide minerals.

    Se estudió la respuesta metalúrgica de la fracción fina, 100 % -100 # ASTM, de un mineral sulfurado de cobre de la Compañía Minera Quebrada Blanca S.A., sometido a una etapa de concentración mediante flotación en medio acuoso modificado (FEMAM® con metanol y la posterior biolixiviación agitada de este concentrado. Al emplear un 1 % v/v de metanol se logran los mejores resultados: una recuperación metalúrgica de cobre y hierro de 88 y 43 %, respectivamente, y una recuperación en peso del 18 %. Lo cual indica una alta selectividad de este tipo de flotación para especies sulfuradas de cobre. El concentrado FEMAM® fue posteriormente sometido a una etapa de biolixiviación agitada en ausencia y presencia del medio nutriente 9 K, lográndose el 80 % de extracción de cobre a los 17 y 10 días, respectivamente. Esto permite concluir que una ruta de concentración-biolixiviación es una alternativa tecnológica apropiada para procesar la fracción fina de minerales sulfurados de cobre.

  12. DMPD: Zinc in human health: effect of zinc on immune cells. [Dynamic Macrophage Pathway CSML Database

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  13. Zinc Signal in Brain Diseases

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    Stuart D. Portbury

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    Full Text Available The divalent cation zinc is an integral requirement for optimal cellular processes, whereby it contributes to the function of over 300 enzymes, regulates intracellular signal transduction, and contributes to efficient synaptic transmission in the central nervous system. Given the critical role of zinc in a breadth of cellular processes, its cellular distribution and local tissue level concentrations remain tightly regulated via a series of proteins, primarily including zinc transporter and zinc import proteins. A loss of function of these regulatory pathways, or dietary alterations that result in a change in zinc homeostasis in the brain, can all lead to a myriad of pathological conditions with both acute and chronic effects on function. This review aims to highlight the role of zinc signaling in the central nervous system, where it may precipitate or potentiate diverse issues such as age-related cognitive decline, depression, Alzheimer’s disease or negative outcomes following brain injury.

  14. Evaluación in vitro de tabletas orales de complejos de cobre con antiinflamatorios no esteroideos

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    Julie Fernanda Benavides Arévalo

    Full Text Available Introducción: los antiinflamatorios no esteroideos (AINES, son un grupo diverso y químicamente heterogéneo de fármacos analgésicos, antipiréticos y antiinflamatorios; sin embargo, su funcionamiento se ve afectado por su baja solubilidad acuosa y por la incidencia de efectos secundarios gastrointestinales. Como una alternativa a este problema, la formulación de tabletas orales con complejos de cobre con AINES muestra un adecuado comportamiento in vitro y podría tener efectos secundarios reducidos comparados con el fármaco antiinflamatorio no complejado. Objetivo: evaluar los procesos de desintegración y de disolución de tabletas orales de complejos de cobre con AINES. Métodos: luego de la síntesis y la caracterización instrumental de los complejos, se evaluó por microscopia óptica el efecto de la morfología, el tamaño de partícula y las características superficiales en el proceso de disolución; estos resultados fueron considerados para la formulación de los complejos y permitieron junto con la adecuada elección de un desintegrarte, un modificador de flujo, un lubricante y un aglutinante, la obtención de tabletas por compresión directa. Finalmente, en los comprimidos se evaluaron propiedades fisicomecánicas y los procesos de desintegración y disolución. Resultados: las tabletas de los complejos mostraron tiempos de desintegración entre 5 y 15 min y una liberación in vitro del 75 al 93 %. Conclusiones: la disolución de los AINES se vio favorecida por la formación de complejos, el menor tamaño de partícula, la presencia de poros y grietas en la superficie de las partículas y la inclusión de excipientes para la formulación de tabletas orales.

  15. Modelización de la deformación en caliente de un cobre puro comercial

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    García, V. G.

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    Full Text Available The objective of the study is to model the flow curve at high temperature of a commercialpurity copper which contains 297 ppm of phosphorus. For this purpose a theoretical model is applied to derive a constitutive equation that reliably predicts the behaviour at higher strain rates than experimentally tested. The test temperature range was from 873 K to 1223 K in increments of 50 K, using six true strain rates at every temperature, which span from 0.3 s-1 to 0.001 s-1 The hot flow tests were performed on a copper with a relatively large grain size (637 µm but of similar scale to pertinent industrial processes. This metal presents two antagonistic phenomena during the hot working: strain hardening and softening by dynamic restoration, which in turns can be divided into dynamic recovery and dynamic recrystallization. A quantification of the mentioned mechanisms is done through the use of physically based constitutive equations.

    El objetivo de este estudio es modelizar la curva de fluencia a alta temperatura de un cobre de pureza comercial conteniendo 297 ppm de fósforo. Todo ello, con objeto de obtener una ecuación constitutiva que fiablemente prediga el comportamiento a otras velocidades de deformación diferentes de las posibles experimentalmente. El intervalo de temperaturas en los que se efectuaron ensayos fue desde 873 K a 1.223 K en incrementos de 50 K, utilizando seis velocidades de deformación verdadera a cada temperatura, las cuales iban desde 0,3 s-1 hasta 0,001 s-1 Los ensayos de deformación en caliente fueron realizados en un cobre con un tamaño de grano relativamente grande (637 μm pero escalarmente similar al de procesos industriales relevantes. Durante la deformación en caliente, el metal presenta dos fenómenos antagonistas, a saber: endurecimiento por deformación y ablandamiento por recuperación dinámica, el cual, a su vez, puede desglosarse en restauración y

  16. Zinc supplementation in pediatric practice

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    Banupriya Newton

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available Scientific Knowledge about the essentiality of zinc in human health and diseases is emerging. Children are more prone to infectious diseases like diarrhoea, pneumonia, common cold and sepsis that lead to enormous deaths in the developing world. Zinc is mainly required for the maturation of B and T cells and its deficiency adversely affects the growth and functions of immune cells leading to impaired immune functions and increased susceptibility to infection. This review makes a summary of the effects of zinc supplementation in diarrhoea, common cold focusing more on the future perspective of zinc in sepsis.

  17. ¿Apropiación privada de renta de recursos naturales? El caso del cobre en Chile

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    Benjamín Leiva Crispi

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Los aumentos de precio de un recurso natural pueden generar renta, cuyo valor debiese ser recuperado por el Estado para minimizar ineficiencias en la economía, evitar discriminaciones arbitrarias entre ciudadanos y mantener una trayectoria sostenible. Como tema de estudio sobre apropiación privada de renta de recursos naturales, este artículo explora el caso del cobre en Chile desde 1990, analizando empíricamente si las principales mineras privadas han recuperado en valor presente más que su inversión. Los resultados del ejercicio, aplicable a otros recursos natura- les, indican que algunas mineras sí lo han hecho, captando unos 40 000 millones de dólares hasta 2012. Elaborar una institucionalidad idónea para futuros yacimientos es un importante desafío para que Chile aproveche su potencial minero, así como para que cualquier país con una abundante base de recursos goce plenamente de su riqueza natural. Para tal efecto, se propone la concesión conocida como Mínimo Valor Presente de Ingresos ( MVPI .

  18. EFICACIA DE CUATRO EXTRACTANTES EN LA EVALUACIÓN DE LA DISPONIBILIDAD DE COBRE PARA MAÍZ Y SOJA

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    CARIDAD CANCELA RAQUEL

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    Full Text Available El presente trabajo se llevó a cabo en invernadero con el objetivo de comparar la eficacia de cuatro métodos de extracción: Mehlich-3, Mehlich-1, DTPA y AB-DTPA para evaluar el contenido de Cu disponible para maíz y soja. Se emplearon 61 muestras superficiales de suelo de diversas regiones del Estado de São Paulo para el experimento de maíz y 59 para soja. Se aplicaron nutrientes a las muestras de suelo de tal modo que aquellas que presentaban contenidos de Cu bajos ( 0,01, resultando siempre superiores para el maíz en comparación con los valores obtenidos para la soja. Además, se evaluó la eficacia de cada una de las disoluciones, considerando el contenido de Cu en la parte aérea de la planta, siendo el Mehlich-3 ligeramente superior en la evaluación de la disponibilid del Cu disponible, en los tratamientos completo y completo menos cobre, así como para ambos cultivos.

  19. Zinc absorption by young adults from supplemental zinc citrate is comparable with that from zinc gluconate and higher than from zinc oxide.

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    Wegmüller, Rita; Tay, Fabian; Zeder, Christophe; Brnic, Marica; Hurrell, Richard F

    2014-02-01

    The water-soluble zinc salts gluconate, sulfate, and acetate are commonly used as supplements in tablet or syrup form to prevent zinc deficiency and to treat diarrhea in children in combination with oral rehydration. Zinc citrate is an alternative compound with high zinc content, slightly soluble in water, which has better sensory properties in syrups but no absorption data in humans. We used the double-isotope tracer method with (67)Zn and (70)Zn to measure zinc absorption from zinc citrate given as supplements containing 10 mg of zinc to 15 healthy adults without food and compared absorption with that from zinc gluconate and zinc oxide (insoluble in water) using a randomized, double-masked, 3-way crossover design. Median (IQR) fractional absorption of zinc from zinc citrate was 61.3% (56.6-71.0) and was not different from that from zinc gluconate with 60.9% (50.6-71.7). Absorption from zinc oxide at 49.9% (40.9-57.7) was significantly lower than from both other supplements (P zinc oxide. We conclude that zinc citrate, given as a supplement without food, is as well absorbed by healthy adults as zinc gluconate and may thus be a useful alternative for preventing zinc deficiency and treating diarrhea. The more insoluble zinc oxide is less well absorbed when given as a supplement without food and may be minimally absorbed by some individuals. This trial was registered at clinicaltrials.gov as NCT01576627.

  20. Copper distribution in leaves and roots of plants growing on a copper mine-tailing storage facility in northern Chile Distribución de cobre en hojas y raíces de plantas que crecen sobre relaves mineros de cobre en el norte de Chile

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    CLAUDIA ORTIZ-CALDERÓN

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    Full Text Available In a copper mine-tailing afforested we characterized the physicochemical properties of the substrate at vegetated and non-vegetated patches. We studied the accumulation of copper in roots and leaves of the species present at the site, to evaluate their phytoextraction and/or phytostabilization potential. The non-vegetated mine-tailing substrate showed a high contení of metals, mainly copper (> 2.5 g kg-1, a pH 7.4, high contení of salts and 5.0 % organic matler. Vegelaled palches al íhe lailing showed similar characlerislics of pH, salís and organic maller conlenl, and showed a lolal copper concenlralion lower íhan íhe conlenl found ai íhe non-vegelaled patches. Nine plant species present at the site were screened for copper accumulation and distribulion in rools and leaves, and polenlial for copper phyloexlraclion or phyloslabilizalion was suggesled. The nalive species Schinus polygamus and Atriplex deserticola, accumulaled over 1.2 g kg-1 copper in íheir leaves, showing íhal íhey are pseudomelallophyles for íhe melal. Five of íhe nine plañí species sludied were considered suilable for phyloexlraclion procedures and four were apt for phytostabilization of copper polluted sites. By making a screening of species growing on a copper polluted site, we were able to select plants adapted lo semi-arid environmental conditions and suitable for mine-tailings remediation purposes.En un tranque de relaves previamente forestado, se realizó una caracterización fisicoquímica del sustralo en sectores vegetados y no vegetados. Se esludió la acumulación de cobre en raíces y hojas de las especies présenles en el sitio de trabajo, con el objeto de evaluar su potencial fitoextractor y fitoestabilizador. El sustrato del sector no vegetado presentó un pH 7,4; altos contenidos de sales y 5,0 % de materia orgánica, además de un alto contenido de metales pesados, principalmente cobre (> 2,5 g kg-1. Los sectores vegetados del tranque de relaves

  1. Efecto de la aplicación de ramnolípido en la fitoextracción de cobre por plantas de Hordeum vulgare y Brassica juncea en suelo contaminados artificialmente

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    El presente trabajo tiene como objetivo principal evaluar el efecto del biosurfactante biodegradable (JBR-425) en la fitoextracción de cobre en dos especies de plantas, concretamente cebada (Ordeum Vulgare) y Mostaza (Brassica Juncea), en dos suelos agrícolas de distintos orígenes (Coria del Rio y Constantina), contaminados artificialmente con dos niveles de cobre (500 y 1000 mg kg-1). Para ello, se realizó una serie de ensayos preliminares para estudiar el desarrollo y crecimiento de las...

  2. Efectos de la deficiencia aislada y simultánea de hierro y cobre sobre la actividad de la citocromo C oxidasa del musculo esquelético en ratas.

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    Iannacone Silva, Eleana Pilar

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    El hierro y el Cobre son dos micronutrientes necesarios para la generación de energía en nuestro organismo y los encontramos como componentes estructurales y funcionales de la citocromo c oxidasa, ubicada en la membrana interna de la mitocondria, sitio de producción de adenosintrifosfato para la actividad del músculo esquelético. Objetivo: Demostrar que la deficiencia simultánea de hierro y cobre disminuye la actividad de la citocromo c oxidasa del músculo esquelético en ratas. Diseño de inve...

  3. Estudio del mecanismo de la corrosión del recubrimiento de cobre químico usado en la protección de los espejos

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    Bolaños-Rodríguez, E.

    2002-04-01

    Full Text Available Darkening of the silver layer in classical glass mirror manufacturing process can be caused by the copper layer corrosion, this may take place by the environment action or residual chemicals remaining on the "mirroring" step. The present work describes a possible mechanism of copper coating corrosion, studying the corrosion product compositions formed inside the "spot". It was found that defect on the silver layer are associated with chemicals and moisture, they produce the copper layer corrosion and the development of blisters in the silver coating.

    El defecto conocido como "nube o mancha", que aparece en los espejos plateados fabricados usando las tecnologías convencionales, se atribuye a la corrosión del recubrimiento de cobre ocasionado por agentes agresivos que pueden atravesar las capas de pinturas, pero otra causa del problema puede estar originada por deficiencias durante las etapas del proceso de fabricación de los mismos. En este trabajo, se propone un mecanismo de la corrosión del recubrimiento de cobre a partir del estudio de la composición de los productos de la corrosión en la mancha. Los cloruros, los iones sodio y el oxígeno, procedentes de varias fuentes del sistema, reaccionan formando sales y óxidos de cobre que producen el ampollamiento de la película de plata, la ruptura de la misma y la presencia de estos productos de corrosión se refleja con la formación de manchas de diferentes tamaños, colores y formas sobre la superficie del espejo.

  4. Efecto de los componentes del agua de mar durante el fenómeno de corrosión por picaduras del cobre

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    García, E.

    1995-10-01

    Full Text Available Copper is the main component in Cu-Ni alloys recommended for sea water applications. This work presents the electrochemical behaviour of copper in presence of different sea water components and its influence on the corrosion attack. The combined action of chloride and sulphate ions are the main responsible factor for the localized corrosion attack in the form of pitting. A significant parabolic relation exists between the critical pitting potential (Ep and the weight ratio of chloride to sulphate (Cl-/SO42- ions. Therefore sulphate ions are an important component for pitting corrosion of copper.

    El cobre es el elemento principal de las aleaciones Cu-Ni recomendadas para aplicaciones marinas. En este trabajo se presenta el comportamiento electroquímico del cobre con los diferentes componentes del agua de mar y el efecto de estos sobre la forma de ataque del cobre. Se observó que los iones cloruro, en unión con los iones sulfato, son los principales causantes del fenómeno de corrosión por picaduras, existiendo, además, una relación significativa entre el potencial crítico de picado (Ep y la relación (Cl-/SO42- de tipo parabólico, lo cual pone de manifiesto la importancia del ion sulfato en el fenómeno de corrosión por picaduras como promotor de este tipo de mecanismo.

  5. EFECTO DE LA ALTURA DEL MANGUITO EN UNIONES SOLDADAS EN CAÑERÍAS DE COBRE BUSHING HEIGHT EFFECT IN SOLDERED COPPER PIPE JOINTS

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    Víctor Carmona

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    Full Text Available Se perforó un tubo de cobre de 28,6 mm de diámetro, por el proceso de taladrado por fluencia térmica (TFT. Se prepararon manguitos de diferentes alturas, haciendo un preperforado con brocas convencionales HSS de diferentes diámetros. Se seleccionaron manguitos de dos alturas diferentes. Se determinó la circularidad de la perforación. Se soldó un tubo cobre de ø 12,7 mm en forma perpendicular a un tubo de cobre de ø 28,6 mm y se determinó la resistencia a la tracción de la unión soldada, para lo cual se diseñó un dispositivo mecánico que fue adaptado en la máquina universal de ensayos. Se hicieron ensayos de microdureza y metalografía de la unión. Se concluyó que el manguito de menor altura es suficiente para que la unión alcance la máxima resistencia.Copper tubes were drilled with thermal flow drilling. Conventional HSS drills diameters were used to make pre drilling holes. Different height bushings were made. Two of the bushing heights were selected. The bushing circularity was measured. A ø 12,7 mm tube was welded perpendicularly on a ø 28,6 mm tube. A especial support device was designed and it was adapted to the Universal Test Machine, to determine the tensile stress of the brazing joint. The micro hardness and metallographic test were made in the brazing zone. As a conclusion the lower height bushing is enough to reach the maximum resistance.

  6. Estudio de los fundentes utilizados en la metalurgia del cobre en Cerro Muriano (Córdoba durante el período Romano Altoimperial

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    Criado, A. J.

    1996-10-01

    Full Text Available There are no doubts that Hispania was, under the Roman Empire, the most profitable and abundant in resources of all the mining districts exploded by Rome -Hispania, Galia, Danubian Provinces, Dacia, Greece, Asia Minor, Syria, Egypt and North Africa-. Plinius gives the same data and hands many more in the passages dedicated to the mining and the working of the metals in his Natural History. Of all the many mining places that this author refers, the exploiting in copper at Cerro Muriano presents the main interest; of this he says that it was of an unbeatable quality, used, among other applications, to manufacture the very famous "Copper of Campania". The utilization of fusing agents, adapted to the process of copper obtainment, is fundamental for obtaining this high quality. The addition of these fusing agents was very important for the control of the work parameters and to reach the required temperatures. The high purity of the obtained copper shows a very close knowledge of the phenomena involved in the process.

    Durante el Imperio Romano, de todos los distritos mineros explotados por Roma -Hispania, Galia, las provincias danubianas, Dacia, Grecia, Asia Menor, Siria, Egipto y el Norte de África-, sin duda el más rentable y más abundante en recursos era Hispania. Plinio facilita muchos datos en los pasajes dedicados a la minería y el trabajo de los metales en su Historia Natural. Entre los muchos lugares mineros que este autor cita, nos interesa ahora la explotación de cobre en Cerro Muriano, del cual dice que era de una calidad inmejorable, utilizado, entre otras aplicaciones, para fabricar el famosísimo cobre de Campania. Para poder obtener esta elevada calidad, es fundamental la utilización de fundentes adecuados en el proceso de obtención de cobre. La adición de estos fundentes era vital para controlar los parámetros de trabajo y alcanzar las temperaturas requeridas. La elevada pureza del cobre obtenido demuestra un

  7. Brecha de turmalina del pórfido de cobre-oro San Jorge, Mendoza: alteración, mineralización y origen de los fluidos

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    Mirta M. Garrido; M. Cristina Gómez; M. Lis Fernández; Soraya Lambrecht

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    La brecha de turmalina (breccia pipe) asociada al pórfido de cobre oro San Jorge está desarrollada en las sedimentitas carboníferas (Formación Yalguaráz) ubicada en el contacto con el margen SO del cuerpo de granodiorita (Pérmico). Es clasto sostén y monomíctica (arenisca), con escasa matriz y cemento principalmente de turmalina. La intensidad del brechamiento disminuye hasta alcanzar un stockwork y una zona de menor densidad de venillas en la base. La alteración hidrotermal se manifiesta com...

  8. Estudio de sistemas catalíticos basados en cobre para reacciones de transferencia de grupos carbeno y de adición radicalaria

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    Pereira Pérez, Ana

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    En esta Memoria se describe la actividad catalítica de complejos de cobre (I) y (II) en reacciones de transferencia de grupos carbeno y de adición radicalaria. Esta Tesis Doctoral se divide en tres Capítulos. El primero de ellos está dedicado a la detección de intermedios metalocarbénicos en reacciones de transferencia de carbenos, procedentes de diazocompuestos, usando el complejo TpNlsCu(THF) como precursor catalítico. Además, se ha realizado un estudio cinético mediante la medició...

  9. Estudo e desenvolvimento de novos magnetes moleculares: compostos de cobre(II de baixa dimensão com ácidos carboxílicos como ligandos

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    Magalhães, Ana Fátima Pereira Leite de

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    Os magnetes moleculares serviram de fonte de inspiração para a realização deste projecto. O objectivo deste trabalho consistia na síntese, determinação estrutural e estudo das propriedades magnéticas de novos materiais. Para a obtenção de novos magnetes moleculares, os compostos foram sintetizados utilizando vários sais do metal de transição cobre(II). Os ligandos mais utilizados foram a fenantrolina e o ácido oxâmico. Foram obtidas sete novas estruturas, com formação de elementos de ba...

  10. Fitoextração de cobre por espécies de plantas cultivadas em solução nutritiva

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    Zancheta, Ariana Carramaschi Francato; Abreu, Cleide Aparecida de; Zambrosi, Fernando César Bachiega; Erismann, Norma de Magalhães; Lagôa, Ana Maria Magalhães Andrade

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    Dentre as tecnologias para remediação de solos contaminados, destaca-se a fitoextração. Uma etapa importante nesta estratégia é a seleção de plantas adequadas para áreas que necessitam de recuperação. O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar o potencial fitoextrator de cobre (Cu) por plantas de sorgo (Sorghum bicolor), milheto (Pennisetum glaucum), crotalária (Crotalaria juncea) e feijão-de-porco (Canavalia ensiformis). O delineamento experimental foi em blocos ao acaso e os tratamentos foram co...

  11. METODOLOGÍA PARA EL CÁLCULO DE LA INCERTIDUMBRE EN LA DETERMINACIÓN DE COBRE POR ESPECTROSCOPIA DE ABSORCIÓN ATÓMICA

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    Ángel de J. Morales-Ramírez; Elías Rángel-Salinas; Adán Ramírez-López; Dorantes-Rosales, Héctor J.

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    El presente estudio se enfoca en el desarrollo de una metodología de fácil aplicación para la determinación de la incertidumbre para laboratorios de en sayo que utilicen la técnica de absorción atómica, siguiendo los criterios y recomendaciones de las normas ISO (International Organization for Standarization). La metodología desarrollada se aplicó para la determinación de cobre, y se consideraron las cuatro principales fuentes de incertidumbre: las involucradas en la curva de calibración del ...

  12. Cobre en alimentos de consumo básico por espectroscopia de absorción atómica modalidad de llama, Costa Rica

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    Paulina Silva Trejos

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    Objetivo: Cuantificar el contenido de cobre en alimentos de la canasta básica de consumo del costarricense. Materiales y métodos: Los alimentos se procesaron de acuerdo con el patrón de consumo costarricense, se determinó la cantidad óptima de HNO3.al 65 % óptimo para su digestión en horno de microondas por evaluación de los porcentajes de recuperación. La cuantificación se realizó sobre las muestras digeridas por espectroscopia de absorción atómica de llama., las mediciones se hicieron a 324...

  13. Cadmio en sangre y su relación con el consumo de tabaco en una población laboral hospitalaria Blood cadmium and its relationship with smoking in a hospital employee population Cádmio presente no sangue e a sua relação com o consumo de tabaco numa população de trabalhadores de um hospital

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    Cristina Fernández Pérez

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available La exposición de la población general al cadmio es un problema de salud pública, siendo las principales fuentes tanto el consumo de tabaco como la exposición al humo del mismo.El objetivo de este trabajo fue determinar la concentración de cadmio en sangre en una población laboral hospitalaria y su asociación con el consumo de tabaco.Se administró el cuestionario PESA® a 395 sujetos. El cadmio en sangre se midió por espectrometría de absorción atómica con atomización electrotérmica.La mediana de cadmio en sangre fue 0,29 μg/L. La mediana de cadmio de los fumadores (0,83 μg/L fue la más elevada y la de los exfumadores (0,31 μg/L fue a su vez más elevada que la de aquellos que nunca habían fumado (0,21 μg/L. Dentro del grupo de fumadores, se observó una asociación entre la concentración de cadmio y el número de cigarrillos inhalados.En el grupo de exfumadores se observó una asociación con el número de cigarrillos que habían consumido y una correlación negativa entre el tiempo transcurrido desde el abandono del hábito tabáquico y la concentración de cadmio en sangre.Dentro del grupo de los que nunca habían fumado, se observó una diferencia entre la concentración de cadmio de los fumadores pasivos (0,24 μg/L y los que no lo eran (0,20 μg/L.La concentración de cadmio en sangre se relacionó con el consumo de tabaco. Son necesarios más estudios para confirmar el hallazgo de concentraciones de cadmio más elevadas en los fumadores pasivos.Exposure to cadmium is a public health problem due to the broad exposure to this toxic substance among the general population. The main sources of exposure are both tobacco consumption and tobacco smoke.The aim of this study was to determine the blood cadmium concentration in an employee population drawn from our hospital and its association with tobacco consumption.The exposure questionnaire PESA® was administered to 395 employees. Blood cadmium was measured by electrothermal

  14. 21 CFR 73.1991 - Zinc oxide.

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    ... 21 Food and Drugs 1 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Zinc oxide. 73.1991 Section 73.1991 Food and Drugs... ADDITIVES EXEMPT FROM CERTIFICATION Drugs § 73.1991 Zinc oxide. (a) Identity. (1) The color additive zinc...). It is principally composed of Zn. (2) Color additive mixtures for drug use made with zinc oxide may...

  15. Zinc Oxide Nanoparticle Photodetector

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    Sheng-Po Chang

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available A zinc oxide (ZnO nanoparticle photodetector was fabricated using a simple method. Under a 5 V applied bias, its dark current and photocurrent were 1.98×10-8 and 9.42×10-7 A, respectively. In other words, a photocurrent-to-dark-current contrast ratio of 48 was obtained. Under incident light at a wavelength of 375 nm and a 5 V applied bias, the detector’s measured responsivity was 3.75 A/W. The transient time constants measured during the turn-ON and turn-OFF states were τON=204 s and τOFF=486 s, respectively.

  16. CASCABELES DE COBRE EN LA CULTURA BOLAÑOS, JALISCO (Copper Bells in the Bolaños Culture, Jalisco

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    María Teresa Cabrero G.

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    Full Text Available En el sitio de El Piñón, perteneciente a la cultura Bolaños, se recuperaron siete cascabeles pequeños de forma globular elaborados en cobre nativo y elementos traza de arsénico y plata. Como en otros sitios del occidente de México, se encontraron asociados a entierros, lo cual sugiere una relación religiosa enfocada a la muerte. Las circunstancias sociales y económicas de este hallazgo, en especial dentro de la cultura Bolaños y en el centro rector de la región como lo fue El Piñón, es probable que representaran objetos de muy alto valor que llegaron al sitio como un regalo destinado al grupo de poder, como lo atestiguan los entierros donde fueron encontrados. ENGLISH: At the site of El Piñon, belonging to the Bolaños Culture, seven small globular bells made in native copper were recovered. The bells have trace elements of arsenic and silver. Like other sites in western Mexico, these objects were associated with burials, suggesting a religious relationship focused on death. The social and economic circumstances of this find, particularly within the Bolaños Culture and given El Piñon’s location near the governing center of the region, likely represent very high value items that reached the site intended as a gift for the group in power, as evidenced by the burials where the bells were found.

  17. Zinco, estresse oxidativo e atividade física Zinc, oxidative stress and physical activity

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    Josely Correa Koury

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    Full Text Available A atividade física intensa aumenta a formação de espécies reativas de oxigênio que podem causar lesões musculares e danos na membrana de eritrócitos, prejudicando o desempenho de atletas. Para prevenir os efeitos causados pelo estresse oxidativo, o organismo possui vários mecanismos antioxidantes, alguns dependentes de zinco. As propriedades antioxidantes desse mineral são explicadas pelo seu papel na regulação da síntese da metalotioneína, na estrutura da enzima superóxido dismutase e na proteção de agrupamentos sulfidrila de proteínas de membranas celulares por antagonismo com metais pró-oxidantes como ferro e cobre. Estudos têm demonstrado que a fragilidade osmótica de eritrócitos está relacionada à função do zinco na membrana celular. Atletas geralmente apresentam ingestão dietética desse mineral insuficiente para compensar as perdas aumentadas pelo suor e urina e para atender a demanda bioquímica. Este trabalho de revisão visa mostrar a importância biológica e nutricional do zinco na proteção antioxidante durante a atividade física intensa.During intense physical activity there is an increased production of reactive oxygen species that can cause muscle injury and damage to erythrocyte cell membranes, thus impairing athletic performance. In order to prevent the effects caused by oxidative stress, the organism has several antioxidant mechanisms, some of which depending on zinc. The antioxidant properties of this mineral are explained by its role in the regulation of metallothionein synthesis, in the structure of superoxide dismutase, and in the protection of sulfhydryl groups of cell membrane proteins through antagonism with pro-oxidant metals such as iron and copper. Recent studies have shown that the osmotic fragility of erythrocytes is related to the zinc function in cell membranes. Athletes generally have dietary zinc intakes inadequate to compensate for the increased sweat and urine losses to meet and

  18. The influence of green microstructure and sintering parameters on precipitation process during copper-nickel-zinc ferrites sintering

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    Barba, Antonio

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    Full Text Available Microstructural changes that occur during heat treatment of copper-nickel-zinc ferrites have been studied. The process of precipitation of the two types of crystals that occur during the sintering process has been analyzed. It is found that this process depends on dry relative density of the press specimens and on the following sintering parameters: sintering temperature, sintering time and cooling rate of the thermal cycle. Crystal precipitates characterization have been done by scanning electron microscopy (SEM, energy-dispersive X-ray (EDX analysis, X-ray diffraction (XRD, and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS. These techniques have allowed to determine the nature of these crystals, which in this case correspond to zinc and copper oxides. It has been used two chemical reactions to explain the bulk precipitation and subsequent re-dissolution of these crystal precipitates during sintering.En este trabajo se han estudiado los cambios microestructurales que se producen durante el tratamiento térmico de las ferritas de cobre-níquel-cinc y se ha analizado el proceso de precipitación de los dos tipos de cristales que aparecen durante el proceso de sinterización. Se ha encontrado que este proceso depende de la densidad relativa en seco de las muestras compactadas y de las siguientes variables de la etapa de sinterización: temperatura y tiempo de sinterización y velocidad de enfriamiento. La caracterización de los cristales precipitados se ha realizado por microscopía electrónica de barrido (MEB, microanálisis por dispersión de energía de rayos X (EDX, difracción de rayos X (DRX, y espectroscopía de fotoelectrones de rayos X (XPS. Estas técnicas han permitido determinar la naturaleza de estos cristales, que en este caso corresponden a los óxidos de cinc y de cobre. Se han propuesto dos reacciones químicas que permiten explicar el proceso de precipitación y la posterior re-disolución de estos cristales precipitados durante la

  19. Tratamiento hidrometalúrgico de los polvos de fundición de cobre. Desarsenifícación de las disoluciones de lixiviación

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    Alguacil, F. J.

    1996-12-01

    Full Text Available Copper smelter dusts contain along with this metal, which is amenable for its recovery, a number of other metals (especially arsenic which are considered as toxics. Different alternatives have been proposed for the treatment of such metallurgical residues and among them Hydrometallurgy shows good perspectives for its application in this field. In the present work different hydrometallurgical processes proposed for the treatment of copper smelter dusts are described and evaluated together with different alternatives given for the desarsenification of the leaching solutions.

    Los polvos que se producen en los procesos de fundición de cobre contienen, junto a este metal, elemento a recuperar, una serie de metales (especialmente arsénico considerados contaminantes. Se han propuesto diversas alternativas para el tratamiento de estos residuos metalúrgicos y entre estas la Hidrometalurgia presenta buenas perspectivas para su aplicación en este campo. En el presente trabajo se describen y evalúan una serie de procesos hidrometalúrgicos propuestos para el tratamiento de los polvos de fundición de cobre, así como distintas alternativas para la desarsenifícación de las disoluciones de lixiviación.

  20. DETERMINACIÓN DE SODIO, CALCIO Y COBRE EN VINOS URUGUAYOS Y ESTUDIO DE LA RELACIÓN DE ESTOS ELEMENTOS CON EL TIPO DE VINO

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    Pablo González

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    Full Text Available Se realizó la determinación de sodio, calcio y cobre en 45 muestras de vinos Uruguayos, con el fin de evaluar si cumplen con los requisitos de la normativa de la región y, establecer si existe relación entre los niveles de estos elementos y el tipo de vino. Las determinaciones se realizaron mediante espectrometría de absorción atómica de llama. Se validó la metodología para determinar los 3 elementos mediante dilución directa. Se obtuvo las cifras de mérito linealidad, precisión, límites de detección, exactitud y efecto de interferencias. Los resultados indicaron que las cifras de mérito eran adecuadas y sin observarse efecto matriz. Todos los vinos analizados cumplieron con la reglamentación vigente para estos elementos según la normativa del MERCOSUR. La evaluación relación entre el contenido de estos metales y el tipo de vino se realizó mediante ANOVA; no se encontró relación con calcio y cobre mientras que para sodio podría haberla.

  1. Recubrimiento de cobre sobre Al2O3 mediante reducción autocatalítica

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    Gómez de Salazar, J. M.

    1998-05-01

    Full Text Available A method for obtaining copper coatings on ceramic tenacious substrates as the alumina is described. Its principal applications are found in the electronic industry; they can also be employed as interlayer on metal-ceramic disimilar bondings produced by solid state welding or brazing. Optimal activation conditions were determined as well as the influence of the substrate surface preparation and the deposition rate on the adhesion. The kinetics study of the process was carried out by gravimetric and electrochemical methods.

    Se describe un método para la obtención de recubrimientos de cobre sobre un cerámico tenaz, como es la alúmina. Entre sus principales aplicaciones se encuentra la industria electrónica, aunque también pueden emplearse como intermediarios en las uniones disimilares metal-cerámico realizadas mediante soldadura en estado sólido o soldadura fuerte. Se determinan las condiciones óptimas de activación y la influencia de la preparación superficial del substrato, así como de la velocidad de deposición sobre la adherencia de la capa de cobre. El estudio cinético del proceso se realizó mediante ensayos electroquímicos.

  2. Dupla destilação da aguardente de cana: teores de acidez total e de cobre Double distillation of sugar cane spirit: copper and total acidity contents

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    Leandro César Bizelli

    2000-12-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho foi desenvolvido com o objetivo de avaliar a influência da condução da destilação sobre os teores de acidez e de cobre da aguardente de cana. Duas técnicas de destilação em alambiques simples foram confrontadas, a destilação convencional (Tratamento A.M. e a dupla destilação (Tratamento A.B.. Houve influência positiva da dupla destilação sobre as características físico-químicas da aguardente, com redução nos teores de cobre e acidez acética, dentre outros parâmetros tecnológicos analisados.Two distillation techniques, conventional distillation and double distillation were compared employing pot stills. Analysis of the results indicated a positive influence of the double distillation technique on the physical and chemical characteristics of the spirit. Lower levels of copper and total acidity were obtained as compared to those of conventional distillation.

  3. Hornos de reducción de cobre y bronce en la Pre y Protohistoria de la Península Ibérica

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    Gómez Ramos, Pablo

    1996-06-01

    Full Text Available This work shows the main features of smelting furnaces for copper and tin ores, for the first time compared with the analytical study of metallurgical debris found in the Iberian Peninsula, dated from Chalcolithic up to Roman time. After the bibliographic criticism and the empirical analysis carried out, as a contribution it can be established that the crucible-furnace was the most common method used both for copper and bronze production, during Iberian Pre-and Protohistory.

    En este trabajo se presentan las características principales de los hornos de reducción de minerales de cobre y estaño, cotejadas por vez primera con el estudio analítico de restos metalúrgicos hallados en la Península Ibérica desde el Calcolítico hasta la romanización. Tras la crítica bibliográfica y el análisis empírico llevados a cabo se establece como aportación que la vasija- horno fue el método más comúnmente empleado a lo largo de la Pre y Protohistoria peninsular tanto para la producción de cobre como de bronce.

  4. Estudio de la modelación matemática de la corrosión atmosférica del cobre en la provincia de Las Palmas: caracterización de la velocidad de corrosión mediante técnicas electroquímicas

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    2011-01-01

    Programa de doctorado: Ingeniería ambiental y desalinización. [ES] El cobre es uno de los metales de mayor uso en la industria. Al igual que el resto de los metales, puede sufrir diferentes tipos de ataque corrosivo dependiendo del medio, del tipo de uso, etc..., aunque los materiales a base de cobre son muy estables en la atmósfera. Al no existir un estudio extenso sobre la corrosividad de la atmósfera del cobre en la provincia de Las Palmas, se estudia en profundidad la agresividad de la...

  5. Utillaje faunístico inédito de las labores de cobre prehistóricas de La Profunda (León y su datación C14 (AMS

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    Miguel Angel de BLAS CORTINA

    2010-08-01

    Full Text Available La mina de La Profunda, en Leon, hace decenios que se reconoce como un espacio minero prehistorico genericamente atribuido a la Edad del Bronce merced a la aparicion de varias hachas de cobre (nunca debidamente descritas y hoy desaparecidas, una extrana pieza del mismo metal y los caracteristicos, aunque cronoculturalmente ambiguos, percutores elaborados con cantos rodados. La localizacion reciente de utiles en materia animal (en asta y tibia de Cervus elaphus, ademas de un cuerno de Capra hircus procedentes de la mina permite no solo el conocimiento de una modalidad instrumental bien documentada en las expresivas minas de cobre de la cercana Asturias (labores prehistoricas del Aramo y El Milagro sino tambien la datacion radiocarbonica que situa los trabajos extractivos de La Profunda ya en la segunda mitad del milenio III a.C. La alta rentabilidad de aquel venero de cobre hubo de proporcionar mineral y metal a sociedades de un ambito bastante mayor que el correspondiente al sector montanoso donde las minas se abren, alcanzando a las comunidades aldeanas de la Edad del Cobre (el llamado “Horizonte las Pozas” en las tierras sedimentarias de la meseta septentrional de Castilla, y tambien, probablemente, a las autoras de los poblados amurallados por entonces existentes en el sector sudoeste de la dilatada cuenca hidrografica del Duero.

  6. The zinc repository of Cupriavidus metallidurans.

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    Herzberg, Martin; Dobritzsch, Dirk; Helm, Stefan; Baginsky, Sacha; Nies, Dietrich H

    2014-11-01

    Zinc is a central player in the metalloproteomes of prokaryotes and eukaryotes. We used a bottom-up quantitative proteomic approach to reveal the repository of the zinc pools in the proteobacterium Cupriavidus metallidurans. About 60% of the theoretical proteome of C. metallidurans was identified, quantified, and the defect in zinc allocation was compared between a ΔzupT mutant and its parent strain. In both strains, the number of zinc-binding proteins and their binding sites exceeded that of the zinc ions per cell, indicating that the totality of the zinc proteome provides empty binding sites for the incoming zinc ions. This zinc repository plays a central role in zinc homeostasis in C. metallidurans and probably also in other organisms.

  7. Zinc Absorption by Young Adults from Supplemental Zinc Citrate Is Comparable with That from Zinc Gluconate and Higher than from Zinc Oxide123

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    Wegmüller, Rita; Tay, Fabian; Zeder, Christophe; Brnić, Marica; Hurrell, Richard F.

    2014-01-01

    The water-soluble zinc salts gluconate, sulfate, and acetate are commonly used as supplements in tablet or syrup form to prevent zinc deficiency and to treat diarrhea in children in combination with oral rehydration. Zinc citrate is an alternative compound with high zinc content, slightly soluble in water, which has better sensory properties in syrups but no absorption data in humans. We used the double-isotope tracer method with 67Zn and 70Zn to measure zinc absorption from zinc citrate given as supplements containing 10 mg of zinc to 15 healthy adults without food and compared absorption with that from zinc gluconate and zinc oxide (insoluble in water) using a randomized, double-masked, 3-way crossover design. Median (IQR) fractional absorption of zinc from zinc citrate was 61.3% (56.6–71.0) and was not different from that from zinc gluconate with 60.9% (50.6–71.7). Absorption from zinc oxide at 49.9% (40.9–57.7) was significantly lower than from both other supplements (P zinc oxide. We conclude that zinc citrate, given as a supplement without food, is as well absorbed by healthy adults as zinc gluconate and may thus be a useful alternative for preventing zinc deficiency and treating diarrhea. The more insoluble zinc oxide is less well absorbed when given as a supplement without food and may be minimally absorbed by some individuals. This trial was registered at clinicaltrials.gov as NCT01576627. PMID:24259556

  8. Determinação de gordura, proteína, cobre, ferro, manganês, zinco e contagem de células somáticas no leite de vacas com mastite subclínica/ Determinação de gordura, proteína, cobre, ferro, manganês, zinco e contagem de células somáticas no leite de vacas com mastite subclínica

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    Otavio B. Fregonesi

    2001-05-01

    Full Text Available The purpose of this paper was to investigate the relationship between of bovine mastitis and the nutrientsconcentration in milk. Seventy-two Holstein cows were divided into 2 groups: G1 - clinically healthy cows (n = 36 and G2- subclinical mastitis cows (n = 36. Both groups of animals were subjected to the California Mastitis Test – CMT, thesomatic cell counting, and the microbiological examination. The concentrations of fat, matter protein, copper, iron,manganese and zinc in the milk sample were determined. The recorded data were statistically analyzed and presentedthe following means and standard-deviations, according to groups 1 and 2: fat (% 1.251 ± 0.676 and 1.662 ± 1.166 (p> 0.05; protein (% 3.373 ± 0.428 and 3.411 ± 0.348 (p > 0.05; somatic cell counting (after logarithmic basis 1.694 ±0.632 and 2.909 ± 0.424 (p 0.05; iron (ppm 0.159 ± 0.047and 0.191 ± 0.063 (p 0.05 and zinc (ppm 3.938 ±1.221 and 3.658 ± 1.212 (p > 0.05. It was concluded that there were significant differences in the levels of SCC and ironbetween the two groups of animals.A proposta do presente trabalho foi pesquisar a relação da mastite bovina com os níveis de nutrientes presentes no leite. Foram utilizadas 72 vacas da raça Holandesa, distribuídas em dois grupos: G1=36 vacas clinicamente sadias e G2=36 vacas com mastite subclínica, diagnosticadas pelo California Mastitis Test – CMT, pela contagem de células somáticas e pelo exame microbiológico. No leite, foram determinados os níveis de gordura, proteína, cobre, ferro, manganês e zinco. Os dados obtidos foram submetidos a procedimentos estatísticos, e os parâmetros do leite apresentaram as seguintes médias e desvios-padrões, respectivamente: gordura ( 1,251 ± 0,676 e 1,662 ± 1,166 (p> 0,05; proteína ( 3,373 ± 0,428 e 3,411 ± 0,348 (p > 0,05; contagem de células somáticas (após formação logarítmica 1,694 ± 0,632 e 2,909 ± 0,424 (p 0,05; ferro (ppm 0,159 ± 0,047 e 0,191 ± 0

  9. Viabilidad del uso de la radiación solar concentrada al proceso de sinterización de cobre

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    Cañadas, I.

    2005-12-01

    Full Text Available Sintering processes as well as all industrial processes depend on conventional energies. This work tries to demonstrate the feasibility of the application of a renewable power source, as Thermal Solar Energy, in copper sintering. In order to evaluate in the future driving forces and transported material path according to characteristics of the system and the incident radiation, different experimental devices based on ideal particle models, cylinders in this case, were designed to simplify the real system geometry based on compact powders. These devices were evaluated in the Plataforma Solar de Almería (PSA Solar Furnace. Later analysis of the test pieces showed the feasibility of sintering copper in solar furnaces, the test pieces, treated in slightly reducing atmosphere, have developed well-defined necks and reduced porosity, which are typical characteristics of sintering.

    En la actualidad, el proceso de sinterizado, así como la práctica totalidad de los procesos que se llevan a cabo en la industria, depende de las energías convencionales. Este trabajo pretende demostrar la viabilidad del uso de una fuente de energía renovable como es la Energía Solar Térmica en el sinterizado de cobre. Con objeto de realizar en el futuro una evaluación de las fuerzas conductoras y de la trayectoria del material transportado en función de las características del sistema y de la radicación incidente, se opta por diseñar distintos dispositivos experimentales de empaquetamiento basados en modelos de partículas ideales, en este caso cilindros, con los que se pretende simplificar la geometría del sistema real basado en partículas compactadas, siendo evaluados experimentalmente en el Horno Solar de la Plataforma Solar de Almería. Las muestras tratadas en atmósferas ligeramente reductoras, desarrollan cuellos bien definidos y muestran una reducción de porosidad, lo que permite demostrar la viabilidad del proceso.

  10. Heavy metals in sediments,mussels and oysters from Trinidad and Venezuela

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    L Rojas de Astudillo

    2005-05-01

    Gulf of Paria exceeded local maximum permissible levels (Cu =20 µg g-1 wet wt; Zn =50 µg g-1 wet wtfor human consumption. These findings indicate that while mussels may be better biological indicators of heavy metal pollution in sediments than oysters,the latter may provide copper and zinc contamination.Further research is needed to determine the most appropriate biological indicators of heavy metal and other pollutants in the local marine environment and to develop protocols for their use.El Golfo de Paria está rodeado por Trinidad y Venezuela y es una fuente significativa de peces y moluscos para el consumo humano.Se extrajo muestras de ostras (Crassostrea rhizophorae y C.virginica ,mejillones (Perna viridis y sedimentos de cuatro sitios de Trinidad y tres de Venezuela en el golfo,así como muestras de tres localidades de la costa norte de Venezuela.El tejido comestible homogenizado de 12 moluscos de cada localidad fue usado para la extracción de metales pesados.El cadmio, cromo,cobre,plomo,níquel y zinc fueron analizados por espectroscopía de absorción atómica a la llama y el mercurio fue determinado por vapor al frío.Las ostras del Golfo de Paria presentaron concentraciones significativamente más altas de cadmio,cobre,níquel y zinc que las de la costa norte de Venezuela;pero esa diferencia no fue aparente en los mejillones.El mercurio en los sedimentos en todos los sitios y también el cadmio,cobre,níquel,plomo y zinc de varios sitios excedieron los niveles permisibles de las normas canadienses y estadounidenses.Los valores de cadmio, mercurio y zinc en los sedimentos se correlacionaron significativamente con los de los mejillones,pero no con los de las ostras.En las ostras los valores de cobre y zinc en varios sitios en el Golfo de Paria excedieron los límites máximos permitidos para el consumo humano.Los mejillones pueden ser mejores indicadores de contaminación de metales pesados en sedimentos,pero las ostras pueden indicar mejor la contaminaci

  11. History of Zinc in Agriculture12

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    Nielsen, Forrest H.

    2012-01-01

    Zinc was established as essential for green plants in 1926 and for mammals in 1934. However, >20 y would pass before the first descriptions of zinc deficiencies in farm animals appeared. In 1955, it was reported that zinc supplementation would cure parakeratosis in swine. In 1958, it was reported that zinc deficiency induced poor growth, leg abnormalities, poor feathering, and parakeratosis in chicks. In the 1960s, zinc supplementation was found to alleviate parakeratosis in grazing cattle and sheep. Within 35 y, it was established that nearly one half of the soils in the world may be zinc deficient, causing decreased plant zinc content and production that can be prevented by zinc fertilization. In many of these areas, zinc deficiency is prevented in grazing livestock by zinc fertilization of pastures or by providing salt licks. For livestock under more defined conditions, such as poultry, swine, and dairy and finishing cattle, feeds are easily supplemented with zinc salts to prevent deficiency. Today, the causes and consequences of zinc deficiency and methods and effects of overcoming the deficiency are well established for agriculture. The history of zinc in agriculture is an outstanding demonstration of the translation of research into practical application. PMID:23153732

  12. Estudio de la corrosión del cobre por vapores de ácido acético al 40 y 80 % de humedad relativa

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    Cano, E.

    2004-04-01

    Full Text Available Recently, there has been an increasing interest in the study of corrosion originated by pollutants in indoor environments, mainly organic acids. Amongst them, the most important is acetic acid. Copper corrosion originated by acetic acid vapours has been studied in this work, at three vapour concentrations (10, 100, and 300 ppm, at 40% and 80% relative humidity (RH for a period of 21 days. Corrosion rate, obtained using gravimetric methods, was in the range from 0.08 to 0.17 mg/(dm2•day (mdd for 40% RH and from 0.11 to 6.53 mdd for 80% RH. Corrosion products have been studied using X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS, and argon-ion sputtering techniques. The main compounds found were cuprite [Cu2O], copper hydroxide [Cu(OH2] and copper acetate [Cu(CH3COO2].

    En la actualidad hay un gran interés por estudiar la corrosión ocasionada por contaminantes existentes en atmósferas interiores, fundamentalmente ácidos orgánicos. De entre ellos, el más importante es el ácido acético. En este trabajo se ha estudiado la corrosión del cobre por exposición a vapores de ácido acético, a tres concentraciones (10, 100 y 300 ppm, a humedades relativas (HR del 40 y 80 % y con un tiempo de exposición de 21 días. La velocidad de corrosión se ha cuantificado por métodos gravimétricos, obteniendo velocidades de corrosión de entre 0,08 y 0,17 mg/(dm2•día (mdd para el 40 % HR, y entre 0,11 y 6,53 mdd para el 80 % HR. Los productos de corrosión se han caracterizado por espectroscopía fotoelectrónica de rayos X (XPS combinada con decapado por iones Argón. Los principales productos de corrosión encontrados fueron cuprita [Cu2O], hidróxido de cobre [Cu(OH2] y acetato de cobre [Cu(CH3COO2].

  13. Extracción de cobre desde soluciones clorhídricas con LIX 860N-IC y LIX 84-IC

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    Navarro, Carlos María

    2001-08-01

    Full Text Available In this work, the extraction of copper from chloride solutions with two hydroxyoximes: 5- nonylsalicylaldoxime (LIX 860N-IC and 2-hydroxy-5-nonylacetophenona oxime (LIX 84-IC is discussed. The results showed that an increase in the acidity and an increase in the total concentration of chloride ions in the aqueous phase decreased significantly the extraction of copper as well as the extraction of iron for both extractants. This effect of the chloride ions can be explained by the formation of a series of chloro complexes of Cu(II and Fe(III in the aqueous phase. The effect of initial pH and total chloride concentration on the extraction of chloride by the organic phase suggests that LIX 860N-IC, and to a lesser extent LIX 84-IC, extract small amounts of the cationic complex, CuCl+. An increase in the concentration of chloride ions also produced a small decrease in the rate of copper extraction with both hydroxyoximes.

    En este trabajo se discute el estudio de la extracción de cobre desde soluciones clorhídricas con dos hidroxioximas: 5-nonilsalicilaldoxima (LIX 860N-IC, y 2-hidroxi-5 nonilacetofenona oxima (LIX 84-IC. Los resultados indicaron que al aumentar la acidez o aumentar la concentración de cloruro en la fase acuosa se produce una significativa disminución en la extracción de cobre y hierro con ambas hidroxioximas. Este efecto del ion cloruro se explica por la formación de varios clorocomplejos de Cu(II y Fe(III en la solución acuosa. El efecto del pH y la concentración total de cloruro en la extracción de cloruro sugiere que el LIX 860N-IC, y en menor grado el LIX 84-IC extraen pequeñas cantidades del catión monovalente, CuCl+. Se determinó también que un aumento en la concentración de cloruro en la solución acuosa produce una leve disminución en la velocidad de extracción del cobre con ambas hidroxioximas.

  14. La recuperación de cobre mediante lixiviación-extracción con disolventes-electrólisis: hacia el siglo XXI

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    Alguacil, F. J.

    1998-12-01

    Full Text Available The obtaining of copper from primary resources by solvent extraction has been developed continuously over the past 25-30 years, entailing a continuous effort both of research and development and being one of the biggest successes in the industrial development of a given metal. The success of this operation was not possible without the corresponding developments, at the same time, of the two accompanying operations (leaching and electrowinning, which perfectly coupled in the operational sequence. The recovery of copper by means of these hydrometallurgical processes is firmly established and being reflecting in the growing number of operational plants under construction and/or commisioned until the beginning of the XXI century. This work presents data on the succesfully application of the sequence of operations on the recovery of a metal: copper.

    La obtención de cobre de recursos primarios mediante extracción con disolventes se ha venido desarrollando de forma continua durante los últimos 25-30 años, lo que ha supuesto un esfuerzo continuado, tanto de investigación como de puesta en práctica de los resultados obtenidos de esta investigación básica, y siendo uno de los mayores éxitos en el desarrollo de la industria de un metal. El éxito de esta operación no hubiera sido posible sin que a su vez las dos operaciones que la acompañan (lixiviación y electrólisis, con sus propias innovaciones, permitiesen su perfecto acoplamiento en la secuencia operacional. La recuperación de cobre mediante estos procesos hidrometalúrgicos está firmemente establecida y el hecho de su importancia es el número creciente de plantas construidas o que se van a construir hasta el comienzo del siglo XXI. En el presente trabajo se presentan datos sobre la aplicación de esta secuencia de operaciones en la recuperación de un metal: el cobre.

  15. Role of zinc in pediatric diarrhea

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    Bajait, Chaitali; Thawani, Vijay

    2011-01-01

    .... This article reviews the available evidence on the efficacy and safety of zinc supplementation in pediatric diarrhea and convincingly concludes that zinc supplementation has a beneficial impact on the disease outcome.

  16. Impact of residual elements on zinc quality in the production of zinc oxide

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    Luptáková, Natália; Dymáček, Petr; Pešlová, F.; Jurkovič, Z.; Barborák, O.; Stodola, J.

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    Roč. 55, č. 3 (2016), s. 407-410 ISSN 0543-5846 Institutional support: RVO:68081723 Keywords : zinc * metallography * microstructure of zinc * zinc oxide * production of zinc oxide Subject RIV: JG - Metallurgy Impact factor: 0.959, year: 2014

  17. Zinc: a multipurpose trace element

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    Stefanidou, M.; Maravelias, C.; Dona, A.; Spiliopoulou, C. [University of Athens, Department of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, Athens (Greece)

    2006-01-01

    Zinc (Zn) is one of the most important trace elements in the body and it is essential as a catalytic, structural and regulatory ion. It is involved in homeostasis, in immune responses, in oxidative stress, in apoptosis and in ageing. Zinc-binding proteins (metallothioneins, MTs), are protective in situations of stress and in situations of exposure to toxic metals, infections and low Zn nutrition. Metallothioneins play a key role in Zn-related cell homeostasis due to their high affinity for Zn, which is in turn relevant against oxidative stress and immune responses, including natural killer (NK) cell activity and ageing, since NK activity and Zn ion bioavailability decrease in ageing. Physiological supplementation of Zn in ageing and in age-related degenerative diseases corrects immune defects, reduces infection relapse and prevents ageing. Zinc is not stored in the body and excess intakes result in reduced absorption and increased excretion. Nevertheless, there are cases of acute and chronic Zn poisoning. (orig.)

  18. Zinc oxide varistors and/or resistors

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    Arnold, Jr., Wesley D.; Bond, Walter D.; Lauf, Robert J.

    1993-01-01

    Varistors and/or resistors that includes doped zinc oxide gel microspheres. The doped zinc oxide gel microspheres preferably have from about 60 to about 95% by weight zinc oxide and from about 5 to about 40% by weight dopants based on the weight of the zinc oxide. The dopants are a plurality of dopants selected from silver salts, boron oxide, silicon oxide and hydrons oxides of aluminum, bismuth, cobalt, chromium, manganese, nickel, and antimony.

  19. Zinc supplementation in children with cystic fibrosis

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    Cystic fibrosis (CF) leads to malabsorption of macro- and micronutrients. Symptomatic zinc deficiency has been reported in CF but little is known about zinc homeostasis in children with CF. Zinc supplementation (Zn suppl) is increasingly common in children with CF but it is not without theoretcial r...

  20. 21 CFR 582.5991 - Zinc oxide.

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    ... 21 Food and Drugs 6 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Zinc oxide. 582.5991 Section 582.5991 Food and Drugs FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES (CONTINUED) ANIMAL DRUGS... 1 § 582.5991 Zinc oxide. (a) Product. Zinc oxide. (b) Conditions of use. This substance is generally...

  1. 21 CFR 73.2991 - Zinc oxide.

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    ... 21 Food and Drugs 1 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Zinc oxide. 73.2991 Section 73.2991 Food and Drugs... ADDITIVES EXEMPT FROM CERTIFICATION Cosmetics § 73.2991 Zinc oxide. (a) Identity and specifications. The color additive zinc oxide shall conform in identity and specifications to the requirements of § 73.1991...

  2. 21 CFR 182.8991 - Zinc oxide.

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    ... 21 Food and Drugs 3 2010-04-01 2009-04-01 true Zinc oxide. 182.8991 Section 182.8991 Food and... CONSUMPTION (CONTINUED) SUBSTANCES GENERALLY RECOGNIZED AS SAFE Nutrients § 182.8991 Zinc oxide. (a) Product. Zinc oxide. (b) Conditions of use. This substance is generally recognized as safe when used in...

  3. Effect of resveratrol and zinc on intracellular zinc status in normal human prostate epithelial cells

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    To evaluate the influence of resveratrol on cellular zinc status, normal human prostate epithelial (NHPrE) cells were treated with 6 levels of resveratrol (0, 0.5, 1, 2.5, 5 and 10 microM) and 4 levels of zinc [0, 4, 16, and 32 microM for zinc-deficient (ZD), zinc-normal (ZN), zinc-adequate (ZA), an...

  4. Lixiviación de concentrados de cobre con alto contenido de arsénico en medio cloro-cloruro

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    Herreros, O.

    2003-04-01

    Full Text Available This work reports the results of copper concentrates leaching, which have high arsenic contents (up to 2.5 %. The treatments were carried out using chlorine that forms from sodium hypochlorite and sulphuric acid. The aim of this work is to obtain a solution having high copper content 4 to 6 g/1 and 5 to 7 g/1 free acid in order to submit it directly to a solvent extraction stage. In addition, this solution should have minimum content of arsenic and chloride ions. To carry out this investigation, an acrylic reactor was constructed where the leaching tests were made at constant temperature in a thermostatic bath under atmospheric pressure. The concentrate samples were obtained from mineral processing plants from Antofagasta, Chile. Typical variables were studied, such as leaching agent concentration, leaching time, pulp density and temperature among others. Some of the residues were analyzed by XRD and EPS. On the other hand, the solutions were analyzed by Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy. The results indicate solutions having the contents stated above can be obtained.

    Se ha estudiado la lixiviación de concentrados de cobre con alto contenido de arsénico (hasta 2,5 %, mediante un proceso de oxidación con cloro formado "in situ", por la reacción entre hipoclorito de sodio y ácido sulfúrico. El objetivo de estas experiencias es producir una solución de lixiviación, de características adecuadas para entrar a la etapa posterior de extracción por solventes (SX, es decir, entre 4 a 6 g/1 de cobre y 5 a 7 g/1 de ácido residual. Esta disolución, además, deberá contener cantidades mínimas de arsénico y cloruro. Las lixiviaciones se realizaron por agitación en un reactor de acrílico diseñado para tal efecto, a temperatura ambiente y a presión atmosférica. Se utilizaron concentrados de cobre de explotaciones mineras de Antofagasta (Chile. Se estudiaron algunas variables típicas de la lixiviación, como son: la concentración de

  5. Minería del cobre en el occidente del México prehispánico: un acercamiento historiográfico

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    Uribe Salas, José Alfredo

    1996-08-01

    Full Text Available Ignorance of Tarascan metallurgical culture has caused untenable omissions, overstatements and historical errors of fact This historiographical essay calls attention to this metallurgical culture, which -within the Mesoamerican context- had an extensive knowledge of the work with metals, particularly copper and it alloys; this knowledge was superior to that of regions familiar with the work of native gold and silver.

    El desconocimiento de la cultura metalúrgica tarasca ha llevado a omisiones insostenibles, lo mismo que a afirmaciones desproporcionadas y a errores históricos. Este ensayo historiográfico insiste sobre la cultura metalúrgica tarasca, que se caracterizó, en el contexto mesoamericano, por el amplio conocimiento de los metales, particularmente en la confección de objetos de cobre y sus aleaciones, superior a aquellas regiones en donde se trabajaron metales nativos como el oro y la plata.

  6. Copper desorption in a soil with variable charge Dessorção de cobre em solo com carga variável

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    José Carlos Casagrande

    2004-04-01

    Full Text Available Adsorption processes of heavy metals in soils have been more extensively studied than desorption, in spite of this latter process being related to nutrient bioavailability in the soil solution. Copper desorption from surface (0-0.2 m and subsurface (1.0 - 1.2 m samples of an Anionic Acrudox was studied at two pH values (4.5 and 7.5. Soil samples were incubated with Cu rates varying from 0 to 400 mg kg-1, during 4 and 12 weeks, in the presence of CaCl2 as support electrolyte at concentrations of 0.01 and 0.001 mol L-1. Complete soil adsorption of added Cu was observed at pH 7.5 in all incubation periods, indicating that a 24h-shaking period was enough to reach equilibrium and maximum adsorption. Copper adsorption varied with the incubation period and was much lower at pH 4.5 than at pH 7.5, after the 24 hour-incubation period. After 4 and 12 weeks, Cu adsorption values were higher and similar for all soil samples, irrespective of pH or depth of sampling. The effect of the incubation period on soil Cu adsorption surpassed the pH effect for all Cu rates. The hysteresis was expressive, suggesting that Cu enhances high-energy bonds with the soil colloids. Calcium chloride was not efficient in promoting native soil Cu desorption in the studied concentrations.A adsorção de metais pesados aos solos é mais estudada do que sua dessorção. No entanto, o processo de dessorção está diretamente relacionado à disponibilidade dos elementos às plantas. A dessorção de cobre em amostras superficiais (0-0,2 m e subsuperficiais (1,0-1,2 m de um Latossolo Vermelho acriférrico foi estudada em dois valores de pH (4,5 e 7,5. Foram adicionados até 400 mg kg-1 de Cu em amostras incubadas por 4 e 12 semanas, tendo o CaCl2 como eletrólito suporte nas concentrações de 0,01 e 0,001 mol L-1. No pH mais elevado (7,5, em todos os períodos de incubação, as amostras adsorveram praticamente todo o cobre adicionado, indicando que o tempo de 24 h de agitação para

  7. Determinação de cobre e outros minerais em caprinos e ovinos criados no sertão do vale do rio São Francisco, Pernambuco

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    Salvador S. Silva Júnior

    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available Resumo: Para a determinação dos teores de cobre e de seus antagonistas, foram utilizadas 160 amostras de soro e de fígados, de caprinos e ovinos enviados ao matadouro municipal de Petrolina. As amostras de fígado e soro foram correlacionadas para o mesmo animal, a fim de evitar erros na obtenção dos dados. No soro a atividade da ceruloplasmina foi determinada por método colorimétrico. Para a determinação dos minerais, as amostras foram diluídas de seis a vinte vezes com água Milli-Q. Para determinação das concentrações dos elementos minerais no fígado, as amostras foram digeridas até que se obtivesse uma solução que mantivesse os minerais da amostra inicial e que fosse totalmente liquida, sem a presença de partículas sólidas que pudessem obstruir os capilares de sucção do espectrômetro e assim impedir as leituras das amostras. As concentrações de cobre, molibdênio, ferro e zinco foram determinadas através de espectrometria óptica por emissão de plasma (ICP. Desta forma, foi conduzido o experimento objetivando determinar a ocorrência e distribuição da carência de cobre no território do sertão do vale do rio São Francisco em Pernambuco. Foi observado que não houve carência de cobre nesta região do estado de Pernambuco, quando se avaliou os níveis médios de cobre hepático,. Os níveis de zinco estavam dentro de um padrão de normalidade, enquanto que os níveis de ferro foram mais elevados em ovinos, e os níveis de molibdênio mais reduzidos em caprinos. Verificou-se também que a atividade de ceruloplasmina foi um indicador dos níveis séricos de cobre.

  8. Atividade moluscicida da mistura de ácidos 6-n-alquil salicílicos (ácido anacárdico e dos seus complexos com cobre (II e chumbo (II

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    Nelymar Martineli Mendes

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    Full Text Available Foi comparada, em laboratório, a atividade moluscicida do extrato hexânico da casca da castanha do caju - Anacardium occidentalel L. (EHCCC, do complexo de cobre (II, docomplexo de chumbo (II e do ácido anacárdico com objetivo de encontrar entre eles um produto que apresentasse maior estabilidade que o ácido anacárdico. Este foi preparado tratando o EHCCC com hidróxido de chumbo (II ou com o sulfato de cobre mais hidróxido de sódio ou com hidróxido de cobre (II. Em seguida, o complexo de chumbo (II ou os complexos de cobre (IIpreparados foram tratados com uma solução de ácido sulfúrico diluída. As misturas dos dez produtos obtidos foram testadas sobre caramujos adultos de Biomphalaria glabrata nas concentrações de la 10 ppm. Os mais ativos foram o complexo de cobre (II, obtido com sulfato de cobre mais hidróxido de sódio, e o ácido anacárdico (hidróxido de chumbo que apresentaram atividade a partir da concentração de 4 ppm. O teor de chumbo do ácido anacárdico (hidróxido de chumbo foi acima das normas recomendadas pelos Padrões de Saúde Pública dos Estados Unidos.The molluscicide activity of hexanic extract from Anacardium occidental L. (cashew nutshell, of copper (II complex, of lead (II complex and anacardic acid has been compared in the laboratory in an attempt to obtain better stability than anacardic acid. This was obtained from the hexanic extract of the cashew nut shell by precipitation with lead (II hydroxide or cupric sulfate plus sodium hydroxide or (II cupric hydroxide followed by treatment of lead (II complex with a diluted solution of sulfuric acid. Ten products of the mixture obtained were tested on adults snails of Biomphalaria glabrata at I to 10 ppm. The most active products were copper (II complex, obtained by cupric sulfate plus sodium hydroxide, and anacardic acid (sodium hydroxide which presented activity at 4ppm. The anacardic acid's lead content was above the limits accepted by the United

  9. Zinc lozenges and the common cold: a meta-analysis comparing zinc acetate and zinc gluconate, and the role of zinc dosage.

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    Hemilä, Harri

    2017-05-01

    To compare the efficacy of zinc acetate lozenges with zinc gluconate lozenges in common cold treatment and to examine the dose-dependency of the effect. Meta-analysis. Placebo-controlled zinc lozenge trials, in which the zinc dose was > 75 mg/day. The pooled effect of zinc lozenges on common cold duration was calculated by using inverse-variance random-effects method. Seven randomised trials with 575 participants with naturally acquired common colds. Duration of the common cold. The mean common cold duration was 33% (95% CI 21% to 45%) shorter for the zinc groups of the seven included trials. Three trials that used lozenges composed of zinc acetate found that colds were shortened by 40% and four trials that used zinc gluconate by 28%. The difference between the two salts was not significant: 12 percentage points (95% CI: -12 to + 36). Five trials used zinc doses of 80-92 mg/day, common cold duration was reduced by 33%, and two trials used zinc doses of 192-207 mg/day and found an effect of 35%. The difference between the high-dose and low-dose zinc trials was not significant: 2 percentage points (95% CI: -29 to + 32). Properly composed zinc gluconate lozenges may be as effective as zinc acetate lozenges. There is no evidence that zinc doses over 100 mg/day might lead to greater efficacy in the treatment of the common cold. Common cold patients may be encouraged to try zinc lozenges for treating their colds. The optimal lozenge composition and dosage scheme need to be investigated further.

  10. Growth of zinc oxide nanostructures

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    and nanoparticle ZnO films on glass substrate were also prepared by a chemical route. Nanowhiskers showed ... prepared ZnO nanoparticle films exhibited good sensing properties for alcohol. Keywords. Zinc oxide .... and the solution was used to deposit a film by spin coating on a glass substrate. The deposited film was ...

  11. Teores de cobre, zinco e ferro no fígado de búfalos (Bubalus bubalis com paratuberculose

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    Alessandra S. Belo Reis

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    Full Text Available Resumo: Com o objetivo de realizar um estudo dos teores de cobre (Cu, zinco (Zn e ferro (Fe em búfalas com paratuberculose (PTB foram utilizadas 13 búfalas, das raças Murrah, Mediterrâneo e seus mestiços acima de três anos de idade, pertencentes a duas propriedades localizadas nos municípios de São Luiz e São Mateus, no Estado do Maranhão. Os animais foram selecionados de acordo com a presença de sinais clínicos sugestivos de paratuberculose, caracterizados por estado nutricional regular a ruim, diarreia crônica líquida a semi-líquida, desidratação, edema submandibular, anestro prolongado, mastites e verminose gastrintestinal. Foi realizada biópsia retal em todos os animais, para detecção de Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis (Map por meio da qPCR, e exames histopatológicos (HE e Ziehl-Neelsen. No Grupo1 sete animais foram positivos para presença de Map, e no Grupo 2 seis foram negativos. Todos os búfalos foram eutanasiados e necropsiados para coleta de diversos tecidos. Parte dos fragmentos foram fixados em formol a 10% para histopatologia e fragmentos de tecido hepático foram congelados para as dosagens dos microminerais (Cu, Zn e Fe. À necropsia todos os animais positivos para PTB apresentavam linfonodos mesentéricos de coloração castanha sugestiva de hemossiderose. Adicionalmente, em um animal foram observados pequenos pontos de cor marrom distribuídos difusamente na mucosa do intestino delgado. Na histopatologia foi observada hemossiderose moderada a acentuada no baço dos animais do Grupo 1. Na dosagem dos microminerais todos os animais com PTB apresentaram níveis abaixo dos valores de referência para Cu e Zn. Observou-se que a média dos teores de Cu dos búfalos com PTB foi 18,0ppm e de Zn 68,6ppm. No Grupo 2 a média dos teores de Cu foi 113,7ppm e de Zn 110,0ppm. Os teores de Fe em ambos os grupos foram elevados (>670ppm. Baseado nos achados clínico-patológicos e nas dosagens de minerais

  12. Uso combinado de dos biorreactores en la biolixiviación de un mineral sulfurado de cobre

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    de la Fuente, V.

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    combinación de dos biorreactores: uno, utilizado previamente, que genera medio oxidante a través de la acción del Thiobacillus ferrooxidans, y otro, presentado aquí, generador de medio sulfúrico por acción del Thiobacillus thiooxidans. Este sistema combinado se ha utilizado para lixiviar un mineral sulfurado de cobre de baja ley, logrando una recuperación importante del metal. La incorporación del biorreactor generador de ácido sulfúrico permitió eliminar los inconvenientes provocados por los depósitos de jarosita sobre el mineral, a un valor de pH relativamente bajo, manteniendo una elevada concentración de oxidante (ion Fe (III durante todo el proceso.

  13. QUALIDADE FISIOLÓGICA DE SEMENTES DE SORGO EM RESPOSTA À ADUBAÇÃO COM COBRE E ZINCO

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    Hemmannuella Costa Santos; Jeandson Silva Viana; Edilma Pereira Gonçalves; Riselane de Lucena Alcântara Bruno; Vânia da Silva Fraga

    2008-01-01

    To have high yields it is necessary that seed of good quality be sowing and, to produce them, mother plants should receive appropriate treatment, like fertilization. Aiming evaluate how copper and zinc fertilization, in three types of soil, and its influence in physiological quality of sorghum seeds, in an experiment in randomized blocks with tree replicates. The treatments were a combination of five levels of Cu (0,0; 0,26; 0,90; 1,54; 1,80 mg kg-1 of soil) and five levels of Zn (0,0; 0,32; ...

  14. Zinc and Copper in Alzheimer's Disease.

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    Avan, Abolfazl; Hoogenraad, Tjaard U

    2015-01-01

    In a recent meta-analysis by Ventriglia and colleagues studying the association of zinc levels with Alzheimer's disease (AD), serum zinc has been found significantly decreased in AD patients compared with healthy controls. However, such a finding does not necessarily propose the causal role of low zinc in the pathophysiology of this neurodegenerative disease. On the basis of available evidence, free copper toxicosis may play a causal role in age-related AD, and zinc therapy can be a rational causal treatment. Nevertheless, a randomized controlled clinical trial testing a definite hypothesis is needed before conclusions can be drawn about the value of zinc supplements in the treatment of AD.

  15. Zinc for the common cold.

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    Singh, Meenu; Das, Rashmi R

    2013-06-18

    The common cold is one of the most widespread illnesses and is a leading cause of visits to the doctor and absenteeism from school and work. Trials conducted in high-income countries since 1984 investigating the role of zinc for the common cold symptoms have had mixed results. Inadequate treatment masking and reduced bioavailability of zinc from some formulations have been cited as influencing results. To assess whether zinc (irrespective of the zinc salt or formulation used) is efficacious in reducing the incidence, severity and duration of common cold symptoms. In addition, we aimed to identify potential sources of heterogeneity in results obtained and to assess their clinical significance. In this updated review, we searched CENTRAL (2012, Issue 12), MEDLINE (1966 to January week 2, 2013), EMBASE (1974 to January 2013), CINAHL (1981 to January 2013), Web of Science (1985 to January 2013), LILACS (1982 to January 2013), WHO ICTRP and clinicaltrials.gov. Randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled trials using zinc for at least five consecutive days to treat, or for at least five months to prevent the common cold. Two review authors independently extracted data and assessed trial quality. Five trials were identified in the updated searches in January 2013 and two of them did not meet our inclusion criteria. We included 16 therapeutic trials (1387 participants) and two preventive trials (394 participants). Intake of zinc was associated with a significant reduction in the duration (days) (mean difference (MD) -1.03, 95% confidence interval (CI) -1.72 to -0.34) (P = 0.003) (I(2) statistic = 89%) but not the severity of common cold symptoms (MD -1.06, 95% CI -2.36 to 0.23) (P = 0.11) (I(2) statistic = 84%). The proportion of participants who were symptomatic after seven days of treatment was significantly smaller (odds ratio (OR) 0.45, 95% CI 0.20 to 1.00) (P = 0.05) than those in the control, (I(2 )statistic = 75%). The incidence rate ratio (IRR) of developing a

  16. Zinc-The key to preventing corrosion

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    Kropschot, S.J.; Doebrich, Jeff L.

    2011-01-01

    Centuries before it was identified as an element, zinc was used to make brass (an alloy of zinc and copper) and for medicinal purposes. Metallic zinc and zinc oxide were produced in India sometime between the 11th and 14th centuries and in China in the 17th century, although the discovery of pure metallic zinc is credited to the German chemist Andreas Marggraf, who isolated the element in 1746. Refined zinc metal is bluish-white when freshly cast; it is hard and brittle at most temperatures and has relatively low melting and boiling points. Zinc alloys readily with other metals and is chemically active. On exposure to air, it develops a thin gray oxide film (patina), which inhibits deeper oxidation (corrosion) of the metal. The metal's resistance to corrosion is an important characteristic in its use.

  17. Association between Maternal Zinc Status, Dietary Zinc Intake and Pregnancy Complications: A Systematic Review.

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    Wilson, Rebecca L; Grieger, Jessica A; Bianco-Miotto, Tina; Roberts, Claire T

    2016-10-15

    Adequate zinc stores in the body are extremely important during periods of accelerated growth. However, zinc deficiency is common in developing countries and low maternal circulating zinc concentrations have previously been associated with pregnancy complications. We reviewed current literature assessing circulating zinc and dietary zinc intake during pregnancy and the associations with preeclampsia (PE); spontaneous preterm birth (sPTB); low birthweight (LBW); and gestational diabetes (GDM). Searches of MEDLINE; CINAHL and Scopus databases identified 639 articles and 64 studies were reviewed. In 10 out of 16 studies a difference was reported with respect to circulating zinc between women who gave birth to a LBW infant (≤2500 g) and those who gave birth to an infant of adequate weight (>2500 g), particularly in populations where inadequate zinc intake is prevalent. In 16 of our 33 studies an association was found between hypertensive disorders of pregnancy and circulating zinc; particularly in women with severe PE (blood pressure ≥160/110 mmHg). No association between maternal zinc status and sPTB or GDM was seen; however; direct comparisons between the studies was difficult. Furthermore; only a small number of studies were based on women from populations where there is a high risk of zinc deficiency. Therefore; the link between maternal zinc status and pregnancy success in these populations cannot be established. Future studies should focus on those vulnerable to zinc deficiency and include dietary zinc intake as a measure of zinc status.

  18. The biological inorganic chemistry of zinc ions.

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    Krężel, Artur; Maret, Wolfgang

    2016-12-01

    The solution and complexation chemistry of zinc ions is the basis for zinc biology. In living organisms, zinc is redox-inert and has only one valence state: Zn(II). Its coordination environment in proteins is limited by oxygen, nitrogen, and sulfur donors from the side chains of a few amino acids. In an estimated 10% of all human proteins, zinc has a catalytic or structural function and remains bound during the lifetime of the protein. However, in other proteins zinc ions bind reversibly with dissociation and association rates commensurate with the requirements in regulation, transport, transfer, sensing, signalling, and storage. In contrast to the extensive knowledge about zinc proteins, the coordination chemistry of the "mobile" zinc ions in these processes, i.e. when not bound to proteins, is virtually unexplored and the mechanisms of ligand exchange are poorly understood. Knowledge of the biological inorganic chemistry of zinc ions is essential for understanding its cellular biology and for designing complexes that deliver zinc to proteins and chelating agents that remove zinc from proteins, for detecting zinc ion species by qualitative and quantitative analysis, and for proper planning and execution of experiments involving zinc ions and nanoparticles such as zinc oxide (ZnO). In most investigations, reference is made to zinc or Zn 2+ without full appreciation of how biological zinc ions are buffered and how the d-block cation Zn 2+ differs from s-block cations such as Ca 2+ with regard to significantly higher affinity for ligands, preference for the donor atoms of ligands, and coordination dynamics. Zinc needs to be tightly controlled. The interaction with low molecular weight ligands such as water and inorganic and organic anions is highly relevant to its biology but in contrast to its coordination in proteins has not been discussed in the biochemical literature. From the discussion in this article, it is becoming evident that zinc ion speciation is

  19. CARACTERIZACIÓN DE CONCENTRADOS DE COBRE PRODUCIDOS EN ARGENTINA PARA ANALIZAR LA FACTIBILIDAD DE LA INSTALACIÓN DE UNA PLANTA PIROMETALÚRGICA CHARACTERIZATION OF THE ARGENTINE COPPER CONCENTRATES TO EVALUATE THE POSSIBILITY OF A PIROMETALLURGY INDUSTRY INSTALLATION

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    Vanesa Bazán

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    Full Text Available La demanda mundial de cobre metálico se incrementó sensiblemente durante estos últimos años debido a los mercados emergentes y a China en particular. Actualmente en Argentina los proyectos mineros de explotación de cobre qeue se desarrollan en el norte del país concluyen su proceso con la exportación de concentrados. En nuestro país se han realizado diferentes exploraciones y en algunos casos ya están en explotación minerales de alta ley de cobre (0,5% - 0,8% libres de impurezas tales como: Sb, As, Pb, Bi y Hg. Esto indicaría que hay un gran futuro de la pirometalurgia del cobre que no se ha desarrollado aquí hasta el momento. Las condiciones del mercado argentino de cobre generan una demanda insatisfecha del metal, ya que existen plantas transformadoras de cobre metálico a productos terminados provocando una nueva importación de productos intermedios de cobre. Este trabajo propone profundizar el conocimiento y ampliar el espectro de los fundamentos técnicos con el objetivo de cubrir ese espacio del mercado. Esto puede promover que los grandes proyectos cupríferos superen la instancia de exportar concentrados proporcionando esta materia prima a una industria metalúrgica nacional que produzca cobre metálico, y de este modo evitar que se importe dicho insumo y de esta manera se satisfaga el mercado interno.The copper demand in the world has considerably increased during the last years due to the emergent markets, particularly the Chinese market. Nowadays, the mining projects for copper exploitation that are being developed in the North of Argentina conclude with the concentrates exports. In our country different explorations have been carried out and in some cases high law of copper minerals are being exploited (0,5% - 0,8%. These minerals are free from impurities such as: Sb,As,Pb,Bi and Hg. This would lead to think that there are good prospects for the copper pyrometallurgy that have not been developed yet in our country. The

  20. Influence of phytase, EDTA, and polyphenols on zinc absorption in adults from porridges fortified with zinc sulfate or zinc oxide.

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    Brnić, Marica; Wegmüller, Rita; Zeder, Christophe; Senti, Gabriela; Hurrell, Richard F

    2014-09-01

    Fortification of cereal staples with zinc is recommended to combat zinc deficiency. To optimize zinc absorption, strategies are needed to overcome the inhibitory effect of phytic acid (PA) and perhaps polyphenols. Five zinc absorption studies were conducted in young adults consuming maize or sorghum porridges fortified with 2 mg zinc as zinc sulfate (ZnSO4) or zinc oxide (ZnO) and containing combinations of PA or polyphenols as potential inhibitors and EDTA and phytase as potential enhancers. Fractional absorption of zinc (FAZ) was measured by using the double isotopic tracer ratio method. Adding phytase to the maize porridge immediately before consumption or using phytase for dephytinization during meal preparation both increased FAZ by >80% (both P zinc molar ratio of 1:1 increased FAZ from maize porridge fortified with ZnSO4 by 30% (P = 0.01) but had no influence at higher EDTA ratios or on absorption from ZnO. FAZ was slightly higher from ZnSO4 than from ZnO (P = 0.02). Sorghum polyphenols had no effect on FAZ from dephytinized sorghum porridges but decreased FAZ by 20% from PA-rich sorghum porridges (P zinc absorption from zinc-fortified cereals, EDTA at a 1:1 molar ratio modestly enhanced zinc absorption from ZnSO4-fortified cereals but not ZnO-fortified cereals, and sorghum polyphenols inhibited zinc absorption in the presence, but not absence, of PA. This trial was registered at clinicaltrials.gov as NCT01210794. © 2014 American Society for Nutrition.

  1. Preliminary comparative studies of zinc and zinc oxide electrodes on corrosion reaction and reversible reaction for zinc/air fuel cells

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    Lee, Chang Woo; Eom, Seung Wook; Sathiyanarayanan, K.; Yun, Mun Soo [Korea Electrotechnology Research Institute (KERI), Chang Won (Korea). Advanced Materials and Application Research Laboratory, Battery Research Group

    2006-12-01

    Even though Zn/air energy system is considered to be a promising power energy source, it has been limited to be applied for an electrically rechargeable system basically due to the problem of the irreversible reaction and the corrosion reaction. In this paper a novel attempt has been made to compare the behavior of zinc electrode with a zinc oxide electrode and a modified zinc oxide electrode containing zinc oxide and lead oxide. The hydrogen overpotential is favorable in the zinc electrode, and the modified zinc oxide electrode shows the improved properties showing the more negative potential than the case of the zinc oxide electrode. Investigations of cyclic voltammogram reveal that the pure zinc electrode is irreversible, while both the zinc oxide and the modified zinc oxide electrodes are reversible. However, as far as dendrite formation is concerned there is no marked improvement in case of the zinc oxide and the modified zinc oxide electrodes. (author)

  2. Zinc and the modulation of redox homeostasis

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    Oteiza, Patricia I.

    2012-01-01

    Zinc, a redox inactive metal, has been long viewed as a component of the antioxidant network, and growing evidence points to its involvement in redox-regulated signaling. These actions are exerted through several mechanisms based on the unique chemical and functional properties of zinc. Overall, zinc contributes to maintain the cell redox balance through different mechanisms including: i) the regulation of oxidant production and metal-induced oxidative damage; ii) the dynamic association of zinc with sulfur in protein cysteine clusters, from which the metal can be released by nitric oxide, peroxides, oxidized glutathione and other thiol oxidant species; iii) zinc-mediated induction of the zinc-binding protein metallothionein, which releases the metal under oxidative conditions and act per se scavenging oxidants; iv) the involvement of zinc in the regulation of glutathione metabolism and of the overall protein thiol redox status; and v) a direct or indirect regulation of redox signaling. Findings of oxidative stress, altered redox signaling, and associated cell/tissue disfunction in cell and animal models of zinc deficiency, stress the relevant role of zinc in the preservation of cell redox homeostasis. However, while the participation of zinc in antioxidant protection, redox sensing, and redox-regulated signaling is accepted, the involved molecules, targets and mechanisms are still partially known and the subject of active research. PMID:22960578

  3. Concentrações de ferro, cobre, zinco e manganês em equinos da raça Puro-sangue Lusitano, antes e após exercício

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    Rodrigo A.B. Minini

    2013-08-01

    Full Text Available O presente trabalho objetivou determinar a atividade sérica dos microminerais ferro, cobre, zinco e manganês em 30 equinos atletas da raça Puro-sangue Lusitano (PSL, antes e depois de exercícios, atestados por avaliações clínicas e laboratoriais. Amostras de sangue foram colhidas, antes e imediatamente após 20 minutos de exercício físico de trote e galope suaves realizados em pista de areia, para a realização das dosagens dos microminerais. A concentração dos microelementos foi determinada por espectrofotometria de absorção atômica. Observou-se que após o exercício, a atividade sérica de ferro não sofreu variações (P=0,2365, enquanto os valores de cobre se elevaram significativamente após o treinamento (P<0,001. Já o zinco e o manganês diminuíram após o exercício (P<0,001. Pode-se concluir que o exercício físico de curta duração pode gerar sudorese capaz de alterar as concentrações séricas de ferro, cobre, zinco e manganês em cavalos atletas da raça Puro-sangue Lusitano.

  4. MTF-1-mediated repression of the zinc transporter Zip10 is alleviated by zinc restriction.

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    Louis A Lichten

    Full Text Available The regulation of cellular zinc uptake is a key process in the overall mechanism governing mammalian zinc homeostasis and how zinc participates in cellular functions. We analyzed the zinc transporters of the Zip family in both the brain and liver of zinc-deficient animals and found a large, significant increase in Zip10 expression. Additionally, Zip10 expression decreased in response to zinc repletion. Moreover, isolated mouse hepatocytes, AML12 hepatocytes, and Neuro 2A cells also respond differentially to zinc availability in vitro. Measurement of Zip10 hnRNA and actinomycin D inhibition studies indicate that Zip10 was transcriptionally regulated by zinc deficiency. Through luciferase promoter constructs and ChIP analysis, binding of MTF-1 to a metal response element located 17 bp downstream of the transcription start site was shown to be necessary for zinc-induced repression of Zip10. Furthermore, zinc-activated MTF-1 causes down-regulation of Zip10 transcription by physically blocking Pol II movement through the gene. Lastly, ZIP10 is localized to the plasma membrane of hepatocytes and neuro 2A cells. Collectively, these results reveal a novel repressive role for MTF-1 in the regulation of the Zip10 zinc transporter expression by pausing Pol II transcription. ZIP10 may have roles in control of zinc homeostasis in specific sites particularly those of the brain and liver. Within that context ZIP10 may act as an important survival mechanism during periods of zinc inadequacy.

  5. Zinc stannate nanostructures: hydrothermal synthesis

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    Sunandan Baruah and Joydeep Dutta

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Nanostructured binary semiconducting metal oxides have received much attention in the last decade owing to their unique properties rendering them suitable for a wide range of applications. In the quest to further improve the physical and chemical properties, an interest in ternary complex oxides has become noticeable in recent times. Zinc stannate or zinc tin oxide (ZTO is a class of ternary oxides that are known for their stable properties under extreme conditions, higher electron mobility compared to its binary counterparts and other interesting optical properties. The material is thus ideal for applications from solar cells and sensors to photocatalysts. Among the different methods of synthesizing ZTO nanostructures, the hydrothermal method is an attractive green process that is carried out at low temperatures. In this review, we summarize the conditions leading to the growth of different ZTO nanostructures using the hydrothermal method and delve into a few of its applications reported in the literature.

  6. Morphology study of electrodeposited zinc from zinc sulfate solutions as anode for zinc-air and zinc-carbon batteries

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    Nurhaswani Alias

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available The morphology of Zinc (Zn deposits was investigated as anode for aqueous batteries. The Zn was deposited from zinc sulfate solution in direct current conditions on a copper surface at different current densities. The morphology characterization of Zn deposits was performed via field emission scanning electron microscopy. The Zn deposits transformed from a dense and compact structure to dendritic form with increasing current density. The electrodeposition of Zn with a current density of 0.02 A cm−2 exhibited good morphology with a high charge efficiency that reached up to 95.2%. The Zn deposits were applied as the anode in zinc–air and zinc–carbon batteries, which gave specific discharge capacities of 460 and 300 mA h g−1, respectively.

  7. Photoluminescence properties of zinc white

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    Artesani, A.

    2017-03-01

    Zinc white pigment has characterized artist's palettes from the end of the eighteenth century up the twentieth century. It thus belongs to the modern pigments which were industrially produced by inorganic material (ZnO). This new category of pictorial materials interested conservators and scientists mainly for its behavour with aging. For this reason, this work focuses on the understanding of photo-physical behaviour of zinc white based on a time-resolved analysis of photoluminescence emission of historical samples. This study allowed the characterization of the decay kinetic properties of photoluminescence emissions. All historical samples showed near-band-edge and trap state emissions, typically occurring in semiconductors, that were modified by the interaction of the pigment with the surrounding organic binding material. The study further suggests that zinc carboxylates, detected in all historical samples, could be responsible for changes in emission mechanisms. Generally, data demonstrates how time-resolved photoluminescence spectroscopy is a powerful method for elucidating the nature of the mechanism processes in luminescent semiconductor pigments.

  8. Production of nano zinc, zinc sulphide and nanocomplex of magnetite zinc oxide by Brevundimonas diminuta and Pseudomonas stutzeri.

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    Mirhendi, Mansoureh; Emtiazi, Giti; Roghanian, Rasoul

    2013-12-01

    ZnO (Zincite) nanoparticle has many industrial applications and is mostly produced by chemical reactions, usually prepared by decomposition of zinc acetate or hot-injection and heating-up method. Synthesis of semi-conductor nanoparticles such as ZnS (Sphalerite) by ultrasonic was previously reported. In this work, high-zinc tolerant bacteria were isolated and used for nano zinc production. Among all isolated microorganisms, a gram negative bacterium which was identified as Brevundimonas diminuta could construct nano magnetite zinc oxide on bacterial surface with 22 nm in size and nano zinc with 48.29 nm in size. A piece of zinc metal was immersed in medium containing of pure culture of B. diminuta. Subsequently, a yellow-white biofilm was formed which was collected from the surface of zinc. It was dried at room temperature. The isolated biofilm was analysed by X-ray diffractometer. Interestingly, the yield of these particles was higher in the light, with pH 7 at 23°C. To the best of the authors knowledge, this is the first report about the production of nano zinc metal and nano zinc oxide that are stable and have anti-bacterial activities with magnetite property. Also ZnS (sized 12 nm) produced by Pseudomonas stutzeri, was studied by photoluminescence and fluorescent microscope.

  9. Strong and weak zinc binding sites in human zinc-α2-glycoprotein.

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    Kumar, Aditya Arun; Hati, Debolina; Thaker, Thana'a Mohajer; Miah, Layeque; Cunningham, Phil; Domene, Carmen; Bui, Tam T T; Drake, Alex F; McDermott, Lindsay C

    2013-12-11

    Zinc-α2-glycoprotein (ZAG) is an adipokine with an MHC class I-like protein fold. Even though zinc causes ZAG to precipitate from plasma during protein purification, no zinc binding has been identified to date. Using mass spectrometry, we demonstrated that ZAG contains one strongly bound zinc ion, predicted to lie close to the α1 and α2 helical groove. UV, CD and fluorescence spectroscopies detected weak zinc binding to holo-ZAG, which can bind up to 15 zinc ions. Zinc binding to 11-(dansylamino) undecanoic acid was enhanced by holo-ZAG. Zinc binding may be important for ZAG binding to fatty acids and the β-adrenergic receptor. © 2013 Federation of European Biochemical Societies. Published by Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  10. Zinc-air battery/fuel cell

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    Wang, H.; Li, H.; Qu, W. [National Research Council Canada, Vancouver, BC (United States). Inst. for Fuel Cell Innovation

    2010-07-01

    The zinc-air battery/fuel cell is an old technology invented one hundred years ago. However, there is renewed interest in this technology in response to the growing need for clean energy technology. The zinc-air battery/fuel cell is more attractive than similar technologies because its characteristics include high power density, safe operation and storage, and low cost. Zinc-air battery/fuel cells can be made in milliwatts to mega watts to accommodate different applications. The zinc-air battery/fuel cell has four major designs, namely primary, mechanically rechargeable, continuous feed and electrically rechargeable zinc-air battery/fuel cells. Among the different designs, the most common is the air cathode. There are 3 generations of catalysts used in the air cathodes. This paper discussed the different designs of the zinc-air battery/fuel cell, and more specifically, the air cathode structure and performance.

  11. Directed spatial organization of zinc oxide nanostructures

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    Hsu, Julia [Albuquerque, NM; Liu, Jun [Richland, WA

    2009-02-17

    A method for controllably forming zinc oxide nanostructures on a surface via an organic template, which is formed using a stamp prepared from pre-defined relief structures, inking the stamp with a solution comprising self-assembled monolayer (SAM) molecules, contacting the stamp to the surface, such as Ag sputtered on Si, and immersing the surface with the patterned SAM molecules with a zinc-containing solution with pH control to form zinc oxide nanostructures on the bare Ag surface.

  12. Advanced Polyelectrolyte-Modified Zinc Phosphate Coatings

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    1995-09-01

    September 1995 4. TITLE AND SUBTITLE Advanced Polyelectrolyte-Modified Zinc Phosphate Coatings 6. AUTHOR(S) T. Sugama, N. Carciello and C.I...was to develop polyelectrolyte-modified zinc phosphate conversion coatings to protect cold-rolled steels against corrosion. Accordingly, we formulated...environmentally acceptable material systems for the zinc phosphating make-up solution, and developed the process technology to meet this purpose

  13. A Review of Dietary Zinc Recommendations

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    Gibson, Rosalind; King, Janet; Lowe, Nicola M

    2016-01-01

    Background. Large discrepancies exist among the dietary zinc recommendations set by expert groups.\\ud \\ud Objective. To understand the basis for the differences in the dietary zinc recommendations set by the World Health Organization, the U.S. Institute of Medicine, the International Zinc Nutrition Consultative Group, and the European Food Safety Agency.\\ud \\ud Methods. We compared the sources of the data, the concepts, and methods used by the four expert groups to set the physiological requi...

  14. TEORÍA DE BILL MUNDY EN EL MECANIZADO DE COBRE CON BROCAS Y MACHOS ESPECIALES BILL MUNDY THEORY. SPECIAL DRILLS AND TAPS TOOLS IN COPPER MACHINING

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    Alejandro Colque C

    2008-06-01

    Full Text Available El mecanizado del cobre, debido a su fluidez, produce una viruta plástica y continua que afecta la calidad superficial de las piezas mecanizadas. El método desarrollado por el ingeniero norteamericano Bill Mundy permite obtener el mejor ángulo de corte para mecanizar un material. El taladrado y el roscado con machos son dos procesos de mecanizado que tienen aspectos en común. Diseños de nuevas herramientas, nuevos materiales y técnicas de mecanizado, mejorías en la lubricación, diferentes velocidades de corte y avances, son variables que se deben estudiar para obtener una menor potencia, mayor duración de la herramienta y buen acabado superficial. En este trabajo probetas de cobre fueron ensayadas a tracción y se determinó experimentalmente el ángulo efectivo de corte, de acuerdo con la teoría de Bill Mundy. Posteriormente se fabricaron nuevas probetas que fueron perforadas con brocas tipo H, N y W, con refrigeración externa, refrigeración interna y en seco. Se usaron machos de máquina de dos y tres hélices. En cada perforación se midió la velocidad de rotación, avance, fuerza de corte, momento torsor y potencia necesaria. Se verificó que en el taladrado de cobre un ángulo mayor de la hélice favorece el desmenuzado de la viruta y disminuye el momento torsor. Brocas con refrigeración interna pueden ser utilizadas con mayores velocidades y muestran una mejor calidad superficial del perforado. Las brocas y machos con un ángulo de ataque próximo al ángulo calculado experimentalmente por la teoría de Bill Mundy muestran un buen comportamiento en el mecanizado y menor consumo de potencia.Copper drilling produces plastic and continuous chip. Bill Mundy a North American engineer developed a method who allows determines experimentally the best cutting angle material machining. Drilling and threading processes has several aspects in common. New tools design, new materials, new techniques, new lubrication and cooling improvement

  15. Maternal Zinc Intakes and Homeostatic Adjustments during Pregnancy and Lactation

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    Donangelo, Carmen Marino; King, Janet C.

    2012-01-01

    Zinc plays critical roles during embryogenesis, fetal growth, and milk secretion, which increase the zinc need for pregnancy and lactation. Increased needs can be met by increasing the dietary zinc intake, along with making homeostatic adjustments in zinc utilization. Potential homeostatic adjustments include changes in circulating zinc, increased zinc absorption, decreased zinc losses, and changes in whole body zinc kinetics. Although severe zinc deficiency during pregnancy has devastating effects, systematic reviews and meta-analysis of the effect of maternal zinc supplementation on pregnancy outcomes have consistently shown a limited benefit. We hypothesize, therefore, that zinc homeostatic adjustments during pregnancy and lactation improve zinc utilization sufficiently to provide the increased zinc needs in these stages and, therefore, mitigate immediate detrimental effects due to a low zinc intake. The specific questions addressed are the following: How is zinc utilization altered during pregnancy and lactation? Are those homeostatic adjustments influenced by maternal zinc status, dietary zinc, or zinc supplementation? These questions are addressed by critically reviewing results from published human studies on zinc homeostasis during pregnancy and lactation carried out in different populations worldwide. PMID:22852063

  16. Status of zinc injection in PWRs

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    Bergmann, C.A. [Westinghouse Electric Co., Pittsburgh, PA (United States)

    1995-03-01

    Based on laboratory and other studies, it was concluded that zinc addition in a PWR primary coolant should result in reduced Alloy 600 PWSCC and general corrosion rates of the materials of construction. Because of these positive results, a Westinghouse Owner`s Subgroup, EPRI, and Westinghouse provided funds to continue the development and application of zinc in an operating plant. As part of the program, Southern Operating Nuclear Company agreed to operate the Farley 2 plant with zinc addition as a demonstration test of the effectiveness of zinc. Since zinc is incorporated in the corrosion oxide film on the primary system surfaces and Farley 2 is a mature plant, it was estimated that about 10 kgs of zinc would be needed to condition the plant before an equilibrium value in the coolant would be reached. The engineered aspects of a Zinc Addition and Monitoring System (ZAMS) considered such items as the constitutents, location, sizing and water supply of the ZAMS. Baseline data such as the PWSCC history of the Alloy 600 steam generator tubing, fuel oxide thickness, fuel crud deposits, radiation levels, and RCP seal leak-off rates were obtained before zinc addition is initiated. This presentation summarizes some of the work performed under the program, and the status of zinc injection in the Farley 2 plant.

  17. Zinc and Brass in Archaeological Perspective

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    J. S. Kharakwal

    2006-12-01

    Full Text Available Brass has a much longer history than zinc. There has been a bit of confusion about the early beginning of zinc as several claims are made out side of India. Both literary as well as archaeological records reveal that production of pure zinc had begun in the second half of the first millennium BC, though production on commercial scale begun in the early Medieval times. This paper attempts to examine the archaeological record and literary evidence to understand the actual beginning of brass and zinc in India.

  18. Zinc air battery development for electric vehicles

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    Putt, R.A.; Merry, G.W. (MATSI, Inc., Atlanta, GA (United States))

    1991-07-01

    This report summarizes the results of research conducted during the sixteen month continuation of a program to develop rechargeable zinc-air batteries for electric vehicles. The zinc-air technology under development incorporates a metal foam substrate for the zinc electrode, with flow of electrolyte through the foam during battery operation. In this soluble'' zinc electrode the zincate discharge product dissolves completely in the electrolyte stream. Cycle testing at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, where the electrode was invented, and at MATSI showed that this approach avoids the zinc electrode shape change phenomenon. Further, electrolyte flow has been shown to be necessary to achieve significant cycle life (> 25 cycles) in this open system. Without it, water loss through the oxygen electrode results in high-resistance failure of the cell. The Phase I program, which focused entirely on the zinc electrode, elucidated the conditions necessary to increase electrode capacity from 75 to as much as 300 mAh/cm{sup 2}. By the end of the Phase I program over 500 cycles had accrued on one of the zinc-zinc half cells undergoing continuous cycle testing. The Phase II program continued the half cell cycle testing and separator development, further refined the foam preplate process, and launched into performance and cycle life testing of zinc-air cells.

  19. Diets deficient in copper and zinc?

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    Klevay, L M

    1979-12-01

    Hospital diets, and, perhaps, diets in general may be low in copper and zinc, with the diets being lower in copper than zinc in comparison to requirements. Several human diseases or pathologic conditions of unknown etiology have similarities to findings in deficient animals. Thus nutritional status and metabolism of copper may be important in anemia, ischemic heart disease, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis and seborrheic dermatitis. Zinc may be involved in growth failure, acne, difficulties of labor, congenital abnormalities and wound healing. Whether or not dietary amounts of copper and zinc are involved in the etiology or the pathogenesis of these conditions can be determined by clinical investigation.

  20. Effect of high dietary zinc upon zinc metabolism and intracellular distribution in cows and calves

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    Kincaid, R.L.; Miller, W.J.; Fowler, P.R.; Gentry, R.P.; Hampton, D.L.; Neathery, M.W.

    1976-09-01

    Changes in the metabolism of zinc were investigated in mature nonlactating Holstein cows and 4-mo old calves fed high but nontoxic amounts of dietary zinc. Increasing dietary zinc of calves from 42 to 642 ppm elevated the zinc content of liver and pancreas 600% and 1400%, respectively. The elevated zinc in liver and pancreas involved a substantial increase in all intracellular fractions, with by far the largest amount associated with a 10,000 molecular-weight protein in the soluble cell fraction. This zinc-binding protein may protect the cell against damage from increased zinc. A comparable increase in dietary zinc of mature cows did not affect zinc content of liver or kidney nor alter the intracellular distribution of zinc in the liver. In mature cows, homeostatic control mechanisms which regulate the zinc content of tissue are much more effective than in calves. Accordingly, mature cows probably are able to tolerate higher concentrations of dietary zinc. 16 references, 1 figure, 3 tables.

  1. Morphology control of zinc regeneration for zinc-air fuel cell and battery

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    Wang, Keliang; Pei, Pucheng; Ma, Ze; Xu, Huachi; Li, Pengcheng; Wang, Xizhong

    2014-12-01

    Morphology control is crucial both for zinc-air batteries and for zinc-air fuel cells during zinc regeneration. Zinc dendrite should be avoided in zinc-air batteries and zinc pellets are yearned to be formed for zinc-air fuel cells. This paper is mainly to analyze the mechanism of shape change and to control the zinc morphology during charge. A numerical three-dimensional model for zinc regeneration is established with COMSOL software on the basis of ionic transport theory and electrode reaction electrochemistry, and some experiments of zinc regeneration are carried out. The deposition process is qualitatively analyzed by the kinetics Monte Carlo method to study the morphological change from the electrocrystallization point of view. Morphological evolution of deposited zinc under different conditions of direct currents and pulse currents is also investigated by simulation. The simulation shows that parametric variables of the flowing electrolyte, the surface roughness and the structure of the electrode, the charging current and mode affect morphological evolution. The uniform morphology of deposited zinc is attained at low current, pulsating current or hydrodynamic electrolyte, and granular morphology is obtained by means of an electrode of discrete columnar structure in combination with high current and flowing electrolyte.

  2. Aplicación de otras técnicas de observaciones histológicas del tegumento bovino deficiente en cobre

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    María Del Carmen Bisio

    2006-06-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo de este trabajo es comprender e interpretar la histología del tejido tegumentario en bovinos normocuprémicos e hipocuprémicos, a través del Microscopio Óptico Común (MOC y el Microscopio Electrónico de Barrido (SEM. Se debe destacar que cada día se incorporan nuevos aportes científicos sobre los elementos trazas, no sólo en bovinos sino en otras especies. Se emplearon cuarenta bovinos; raza: Hereford, novillos machos, peso promedio: 230 kg, procedencia: dos campos (Provincia de Buenos Aires; con carencia en cobre y otros sin ella de ambos campos; fueron agrupados en dos lotes con igual número: A. Campo con deficiencias y B: Campo óptimo. Para estudio histológico, se tomaron muestras del tegumento del pabellón auricular de los dos lotes, se fijaron con formol bufferado al 10% a pH 7,4 continuándose con las técnicas para el (MOC y para el (SEM, el muestreo, se fijó de la misma forma que para el (MOC, cortes de 20 y 40 micras. Se obtuvo de ambos lotes muestras de sangre, extraídas de la yugular, para determinación de cobre (Cupremia por Espectofotometría de Absorción Atómica (AAS, los que determinaron para el lote A niveles medios inferiores a 0,50 mcg/dl de Cu resultaron que eran hipocuprémicos, en tanto el Lote B, valores medios de 0,70 mcg/dl de Cu. Se concluyó que sí existe la posibilidad de comparar y correlacionar las observaciones de las alteraciones morfológicas descritas en el Microscopio Óptico Común (MOC como en el Microscopio Electrónico de Barrido (SEM; permitiendo la interpretación de estructuras normales de las patológicas; ambas técnicas y microscopios son de utilidad para esta evaluación.

  3. Utilização dos modelos de Langmuir e de Freundlich na adsorção de cobre e zinco em solos Brasileiros

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    de Bellis Vito Modesto

    2010-09-01

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    Objetivou-se com este trabalho estudar o processo de adsorção de cobre e zinco em seis solos naturais do Estado de Minas Gerais e avaliar a influência que propriedades dos solos, como pH, capacidade de troca de cátions, teores de argila e de óxidos de ferro exercem no referido processo. Para construção das curvas de adsorção de cobre e zinco foram tomados 1 g de solo, em triplicata, suspensos em 25 mL de solução contendo os metais individualmente na forma de nitrato, preparadas em CaCl2 0,01 mol L-1 nas concentrações de 0 a 100 µg mL-1 e de 0 a 40 µg mL-1, respectivamente. A quantidade adsorvida dos elementos foi determinada indiretamente pelas quantidades dos mesmos, determinadas no sobrenadante, após a adsorção e os dados ajustados à isoterma de Langmuir e de Freundlich. Os solos com maiores teores de argila, óxidos de ferro e de pH mais elevado (Latossolo Vermelho distrófico, Chernossolo Argilúvico Carbonático saprolítico e Cambissolo Háplico Tb eutrófico latossólico, foram os que apresentaram os maiores valores de energia de ligação e capacidade máxima de adsorção, obtidos das isotermas de Langmuir. Estes resultados indicam uma baixa disponibilidade desses metais quando presentes no solo como contaminantes. Isso pode ser entendido como condição favorável, à priori, de menor contaminação do lençol freático.

    Para o Plintossolo Pétrico concrecionário distrófico, Cambissolo Háplico Tb distrófico típico e Neossolo Quartzarênico órtico latossólico os metais tendem ficar menos retidos e ou mais fracamente retidos aos constituintes do solo, tornando-se mais disponíveis à lixiviação.

  4. Utilização dos modelos de Langmuir e de Freundlich na adsorção de cobre e zinco em solos Brasileiros

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    Lucília Alves Linhares

    2010-07-01

    Full Text Available Objetivou-se com este trabalho estudar o processo de adsorção de cobre e zinco em seis solos naturais do Estado de Minas Gerais e avaliar a influência que propriedades dos solos, como pH, capacidade de troca de cátions, teores de argila e de óxidos de ferro exercem no referido processo. Para construção das curvas de adsorção de cobre e zinco foram tomados 1 g de solo, em triplicata, suspensos em 25 mL de solução contendo os metais individualmente na forma de nitrato, preparadas em CaCl2 0,01 mol L-1 nas concentrações de 0 a 100 µg mL-1 e de 0 a 40 µg mL-1, respectivamente. A quantidade adsorvida dos elementos foi determinada indiretamente pelas quantidades dos mesmos, determinadas no sobrenadante, após a adsorção e os dados ajustados à isoterma de Langmuir e de Freundlich. Os solos com maiores teores de argila, óxidos de ferro e de pH mais elevado (Latossolo Vermelho distrófico, Chernossolo Argilúvico Carbonático saprolítico e Cambissolo Háplico Tb eutrófico latossólico, foram os que apresentaram os maiores valores de energia de ligação e capacidade máxima de adsorção, obtidos das isotermas de Langmuir. Estes resultados indicam uma baixa disponibilidade desses metais quando presentes no solo como contaminantes. Isso pode ser entendido como condição favorável, à priori, de menor contaminação do lençol freático. Para o Plintossolo Pétrico concrecionário distrófico, Cambissolo Háplico Tb distrófico típico e Neossolo Quartzarênico órtico latossólico os metais tendem ficar menos retidos e ou mais fracamente retidos aos constituintes do solo, tornando-se mais disponíveis à lixiviação.

  5. Bidirectional reflectance of zinc oxide

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    Scott, R.

    1973-01-01

    This investigation was undertaken to determine original and useful information about the bidirection reflectance of zinc oxide. The bidirectional reflectance will be studied for the spectra between .25-2.5 microns and the hemisphere above the specimen. The following factors will be considered: (1) surface conditions; (2) specimen preparation; (3) specimen substrate, (4) polarization; (5) depolarization; (6) wavelength; and (7) angles of incident and reflection. The bidirectional reflectance will be checked by experimentally determined angular hemispherical measurements or hemispherical measurements will be used to obtain absolute bidirectional reflectance.

  6. Molybdate based passivation of zinc

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    Tang, Peter Torben; Bech-Nielsen, Gregers; Møller, Per

    1997-01-01

    In order to reduce corrosion rates, zinc plated parts are usually chromated. Recently chromates have caused increasingly environmental concern, for both allergic effects among workers touching chro-mated parts and toxic effects on fish, plants and bacteria. A molybdate based alternative has been...... developed to replace chromates in several passivation applica-tions. Depending on the environment in which the passivated parts are to be exposed, the protection that this alternative treatment provides range from less efficient to more efficient as compared to chromate. These aspects as well as issues...... such as; cost, stability, layer composition and test results from several different corrosion tests will be discussed....

  7. Zinc-regulated DNA binding of the yeast Zap1 zinc-responsive activator.

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    Avery G Frey

    Full Text Available The Zap1 transcription factor of Saccharomyces cerevisiae plays a central role in zinc homeostasis by controlling the expression of genes involved in zinc metabolism. Zap1 is active in zinc-limited cells and repressed in replete cells. At the transcriptional level, Zap1 controls its own expression via positive autoregulation. In addition, Zap1's two activation domains are regulated independently of each other by zinc binding directly to those regions and repressing activation function. In this report, we show that Zap1 DNA binding is also inhibited by zinc. DMS footprinting showed that Zap1 target gene promoter occupancy is regulated with or without transcriptional autoregulation. These results were confirmed using chromatin immunoprecipitation. Zinc regulation of DNA binding activity mapped to the DNA binding domain indicating other parts of Zap1 are unnecessary for this control. Overexpression of Zap1 overrode DNA binding regulation and resulted in constitutive promoter occupancy. Under these conditions of constitutive binding, both the zinc dose response of Zap1 activity and cellular zinc accumulation were altered suggesting the importance of DNA binding control to zinc homeostasis. Thus, our results indicated that zinc regulates Zap1 activity post-translationally via three independent mechanisms, all of which contribute to the overall zinc responsiveness of Zap1.

  8. Zinc-Regulated DNA Binding of the Yeast Zap1 Zinc-Responsive Activator

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    Frey, Avery G.; Bird, Amanda J.; Evans-Galea, Marguerite V.; Blankman, Elizabeth; Winge, Dennis R.; Eide, David J.

    2011-01-01

    The Zap1 transcription factor of Saccharomyces cerevisiae plays a central role in zinc homeostasis by controlling the expression of genes involved in zinc metabolism. Zap1 is active in zinc-limited cells and repressed in replete cells. At the transcriptional level, Zap1 controls its own expression via positive autoregulation. In addition, Zap1's two activation domains are regulated independently of each other by zinc binding directly to those regions and repressing activation function. In this report, we show that Zap1 DNA binding is also inhibited by zinc. DMS footprinting showed that Zap1 target gene promoter occupancy is regulated with or without transcriptional autoregulation. These results were confirmed using chromatin immunoprecipitation. Zinc regulation of DNA binding activity mapped to the DNA binding domain indicating other parts of Zap1 are unnecessary for this control. Overexpression of Zap1 overrode DNA binding regulation and resulted in constitutive promoter occupancy. Under these conditions of constitutive binding, both the zinc dose response of Zap1 activity and cellular zinc accumulation were altered suggesting the importance of DNA binding control to zinc homeostasis. Thus, our results indicated that zinc regulates Zap1 activity post-translationally via three independent mechanisms, all of which contribute to the overall zinc responsiveness of Zap1. PMID:21799889

  9. The Potential for Zinc Stable Isotope Techniques and Modelling to Determine Optimal Zinc Supplementation

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    Cuong D. Tran

    2015-05-01

    Full Text Available It is well recognised that zinc deficiency is a major global public health issue, particularly in young children in low-income countries with diarrhoea and environmental enteropathy. Zinc supplementation is regarded as a powerful tool to correct zinc deficiency as well as to treat a variety of physiologic and pathologic conditions. However, the dose and frequency of its use as well as the choice of zinc salt are not clearly defined regardless of whether it is used to treat a disease or correct a nutritional deficiency. We discuss the application of zinc stable isotope tracer techniques to assess zinc physiology, metabolism and homeostasis and how these can address knowledge gaps in zinc supplementation pharmacokinetics. This may help to resolve optimal dose, frequency, length of administration, timing of delivery to food intake and choice of zinc compound. It appears that long-term preventive supplementation can be administered much less frequently than daily but more research needs to be undertaken to better understand how best to intervene with zinc in children at risk of zinc deficiency. Stable isotope techniques, linked with saturation response and compartmental modelling, also have the potential to assist in the continued search for simple markers of zinc status in health, malnutrition and disease.

  10. Sonochemical zinc oxide and layered hydroxy zinc acetate synthesis in fenton-like reactions.

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    Haciu, Durata; Birer, Özgür

    2017-03-01

    Zinc acetate solution is sonicated at high power in water and in ethanol in the absence and presence of various peroxides. In the absence of peroxides, the products are zinc oxide and layered hydroxy zinc acetate in water and in ethanol, respectively. Layered basic zinc acetate are prepared for the first time using sonochemical methods. The addition of peroxides alters the reaction mechanisms. In water, insoluble peroxides produce zinc oxides while the water soluble peroxide, i.e. hydrogen peroxide, completely destroyed the structure and casted a doubt on the accepted peroxide initiated mechanism of reactions. In ethanol, peroxide addition caused the reaction mechanism to change and some oxide formation is observed. The reaction mechanism is sensitive to water/ethanol amounts as well as the peroxide to zinc ion mole ratio. Thin zinc oxide wafers (ca. 30nm) with band gaps of 3.24eV were obtained. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  11. The zinc electrode: Reactions and mechanisms

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    McBreen, J. [Brookhaven National Lab., Upton, NY (United States)

    1993-12-31

    The zinc electrode in alkaline electrolyte is unusual in that supersaturated zincate solutions can form during discharge and spongy or mossy zinc deposits can form on charge at low overvoltages. This paper reports on in situ x-ray absorption (XAS) results on supersaturated zincate and on mossy deposits.

  12. 21 CFR 182.8994 - Zinc stearate.

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    2010-04-01

    ... 21 Food and Drugs 3 2010-04-01 2009-04-01 true Zinc stearate. 182.8994 Section 182.8994 Food and Drugs FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES (CONTINUED) FOOD FOR HUMAN CONSUMPTION (CONTINUED) SUBSTANCES GENERALLY RECOGNIZED AS SAFE Nutrients § 182.8994 Zinc stearate. (a...

  13. 21 CFR 182.8997 - Zinc sulfate.

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    ... 21 Food and Drugs 3 2010-04-01 2009-04-01 true Zinc sulfate. 182.8997 Section 182.8997 Food and Drugs FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES (CONTINUED) FOOD FOR HUMAN CONSUMPTION (CONTINUED) SUBSTANCES GENERALLY RECOGNIZED AS SAFE Nutrients § 182.8997 Zinc sulfate. (a) Product...

  14. 21 CFR 182.8988 - Zinc gluconate.

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    2010-04-01

    ... 21 Food and Drugs 3 2010-04-01 2009-04-01 true Zinc gluconate. 182.8988 Section 182.8988 Food and Drugs FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES (CONTINUED) FOOD FOR HUMAN CONSUMPTION (CONTINUED) SUBSTANCES GENERALLY RECOGNIZED AS SAFE Nutrients § 182.8988 Zinc gluconate. (a...

  15. 21 CFR 182.8985 - Zinc chloride.

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    ... 21 Food and Drugs 3 2010-04-01 2009-04-01 true Zinc chloride. 182.8985 Section 182.8985 Food and Drugs FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES (CONTINUED) FOOD FOR HUMAN CONSUMPTION (CONTINUED) SUBSTANCES GENERALLY RECOGNIZED AS SAFE Nutrients § 182.8985 Zinc chloride. (a...

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    Thirty-four HIV/AIDS patients at various stages of disease progression volunteered to manage their health using a nutritional supplement that contained several micronutrients that included a 15 mg daily dose of elemental zinc. This initial publication only focuses on trends in the serum zinc levels and the observed ...

  17. Zinc intervention on macrophages and lymphocytes responce

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    Lastra, M.D.; Pastelin, R.; Camacho, A.; Monroy, B.; Aguilar, A.E. [Lab. de Investigacion en Immunologia, Univ. Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (Mexico)

    2001-07-01

    Normal zinc levels are essential for the development and maintenance of immune functions; Zn deficiency is detrimental to the embryo and offspring of experimental animals, especially concerning immune development. It is known that Zn supplementation improves immune responses. To further explore the relation between Zn administration and the metal in vitro effects, we studied zinc (500 mg/l) supplementation impact on lymphocytes and macrophages and zinc in vitro effects, in BALB/c mice supplemented from gestation to lactation. Results show a significant increase in proliferation (assessed by {sup 3}H incorporation) in lymphocytes exposed to Zn (0.1 mM) in vitro, in 3-wk-old mice; this effect is annulled when the supplementation period is lengthened, indicating saturation of the mechanisms involved in zinc induced stimulation. Macrophages functional capacity assessed by erythrophagocytosis was also improved by Zn supplementation and furthermore by the in vitro exposure to the metal, in mice 3 wk old, this was also depressed by Zn accumulation due to the supplementation period extension (9 weeks). Results show an improvement in the immune parameters analysed due to zinc supplementation and to zinc in vitro exposure. Results also suggest the accumulation of zinc as a result of prolonged supplementation periods, suppresses the cells response to zinc in vitro. (orig.)

  18. ATACAMA, DE LA CRISIS TEMPORAL A LA CRISIS PERMANENTE. LA MINERÍA DEL COBRE EN LA SEGUNDA MITAD DEL SIGLO XIX

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    Hernán Venegas Valdebenito

    2011-10-01

    Full Text Available La provincia de Atacama constituyó uno de los escenarios de transformación económica más dinámicos del siglo XIX. En ese marco este trabajo sintetiza las transformaciones operadas en la industria minera del cobre en la segunda mitad del siglo XIX, centrando su enfoque sobre los factores de inestabilidad generados por los ciclos cortos de recesión económica y la sensibilidad de los productores locales frente a los cambios operados en el mercado internacional. Al mismo tiempo, se analiza la posición del gremio minero en algunas de esas coyunturas negativas y su particular visión en torno a los problemas relativos al mercado laboral, a las dificultades de transporte, la competencia externa y la política tributaria aplicada por el Estado chileno. El trabajo enfatiza la distinta intensidad con que se manifiestan estos ciclos recesivos entre los actores productivos locales, lo que a su vez profundiza los procesos de diferenciación económica en aquella región minera.

  19. Caracterización metalúrgica de tres piezas arqueológicas de materiales base cobre procedentes del Bajo Aragón

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    Gabaldón, A.

    2006-08-01

    Full Text Available Three archaeological metallic objects corresponding to three different cultural times are studied. The objects are: a point of arrow Palmela type, a fragment of adze (possibly of the First Iron Age and a ring or small ring of the Roman Period. The analysis show concordant results whit similar finds of the same cronology and contribute new data about the metallurgical technology of the copper base material for each of the cultural times of origen. At the same time how has affected the environment in which the objects have been found has been determinate.

    Se estudian tres piezas metálicas arqueológicas correspondientes a tres momentos culturales diversos. Se trata de una punta de flecha tipo Palmela, de un fragmento de azuela (posiblemente de la Primera Edad del Hierro y de un anillo o anilla del período romano. Los análisis ofrecen resultados concordantes con los de objetos similares de la misma cronología y aportan datos nuevos sobre la tecnología metalúrgica de los materiales de base cobre para cada uno de los momentos culturales de procedencia. Al mismo tiempo, se ha determinado cómo ha afectado el medio en el que se hallaron a su estado de conservación.

  20. Evaluación de la bioacumulación de cobre en Euglena gracilis mediante la técnica de fluorescencia de rayos X

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    David Cervantes-Garcia

    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available En esta investigación se evaluó el efecto de la exposición de cobre en la capacidad de bioacumulación de metal en células de Euglena gracilis. La acumulación de metal medida con la técnica de fluorescencia de rayos X (XRF mostró que la acumulación de Cu+2 en E. gracilis fue dosis dependiente y se incrementó significativamente en las células tratadas con 0.4 y 0.8 mM de Cu+2 con respecto al control. No se descarta la presencia de una estrategia de acumulación en E. gracilis que podría involucrar la participación de una serie de múltiples procesos, como producción de vacuolas. Futuros estudios al respecto deberán orientarse a evaluar la capacidad de bioacumulación de E. gracilis para su aplicación en programas de biorremediación de sistemas acuáticos.

  1. METODOLOGÍA PARA EL CÁLCULO DE LA INCERTIDUMBRE EN LA DETERMINACIÓN DE COBRE POR ESPECTROSCOPIA DE ABSORCIÓN ATÓMICA

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    Ángel de J. Morales-Ramírez

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available El presente estudio se enfoca en el desarrollo de una metodología de fácil aplicación para la determinación de la incertidumbre para laboratorios de en sayo que utilicen la técnica de absorción atómica, siguiendo los criterios y recomendaciones de las normas ISO (International Organization for Standarization. La metodología desarrollada se aplicó para la determinación de cobre, y se consideraron las cuatro principales fuentes de incertidumbre: las involucradas en la curva de calibración del equipo, las atribuidas al pesaje de la muestra, las debidas a dos medidas de volumen en la solución final analizada y las atribuidas a las operaciones de dilución. El análisis químico fue de 50.85 ±0.62 (%P de Cu, y del análisis de los coeficientes de sensibilidad se establece que la principal fuente de incertidumbre la representan las mediciones de volumen, por lo que un laboratorio que desee mejorar la confiabilidad en sus mediciones deberá de mejorar este aspecto.

  2. Zinc-specific food frequency questionnaire.

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    Lacey, Janet M

    2007-01-01

    A new dietary zinc assessment tool (ZAT) was evaluated to determine its usefulness in estimating zinc intakes among college students. A food frequency questionnaire specifically designed for calculating average zinc intakes was administered to university students who had also completed three-day food records. Zinc intakes from the two instruments were compared. Among 171 participants (38 male, 133 female) aged 20.2 +/- 1.6 years (mean +/- standard deviation), the two dietary assessment methods were positively correlated (r=0.33, pAllowance for zinc (8 mg/day for females, 11 mg/day for males). This convenient tool may assist in the identification of problematic dietary patterns at an early stage. Further design modifications and expanded studies are warranted.

  3. Recent advances in zinc-air batteries.

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    Li, Yanguang; Dai, Hongjie

    2014-08-07

    Zinc-air is a century-old battery technology but has attracted revived interest recently. With larger storage capacity at a fraction of the cost compared to lithium-ion, zinc-air batteries clearly represent one of the most viable future options to powering electric vehicles. However, some technical problems associated with them have yet to be resolved. In this review, we present the fundamentals, challenges and latest exciting advances related to zinc-air research. Detailed discussion will be organized around the individual components of the system - from zinc electrodes, electrolytes, and separators to air electrodes and oxygen electrocatalysts in sequential order for both primary and electrically/mechanically rechargeable types. The detrimental effect of CO2 on battery performance is also emphasized, and possible solutions summarized. Finally, other metal-air batteries are briefly overviewed and compared in favor of zinc-air.

  4. Zinc toxicity following massive coin ingestion.

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    Bennett, D R; Baird, C J; Chan, K M; Crookes, P F; Bremner, C G; Gottlieb, M M; Naritoku, W Y

    1997-06-01

    This is the first reported case of human fatality associated with zinc intoxication following a massive ingestion of coins. Four hundred and sixty-one coins were removed form the gastrointestinal tract of a schizophrenic patient during the course of hospitalization. Many of the post-1981 pennies, which consist primarily of zinc, showed severe corrosion due to their prolonged contact with acidic gastric juice. The patient presented with clinical manifestations consistent with the local corrosive as well as systemic effects of zinc intoxication and died 40 days after admission with multi-system organ failure. Tissue samples of the kidneys, pancreas, and liver obtained at autopsy revealed acute tubular necrosis, mild fibrosis, and acute massive necrosis, respectively, and contained high levels of zinc. The overall effects of zinc intoxication on the various organ systems, possible hematological derangement, and the impairment of copper absorption as well as the outcome with treatment are discussed.

  5. Inhibitory zinc-enriched terminals in mouse spinal cord

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    Danscher, G; Jo, S M; Varea, E

    2001-01-01

    The ultrastructural localization of zinc transporter-3, glutamate decarboxylase and zinc ions in zinc-enriched terminals in the mouse spinal cord was studied by zinc transporter-3 and glutamate decarboxylase immunohistochemistry and zinc selenium autometallography, respectively.The distribution...... of zinc selenium autometallographic silver grains, and zinc transporter-3 and glutamate decarboxylase immunohistochemical puncta in both ventral and dorsal horns as seen in the light microscope corresponded to their presence in the synaptic vesicles of zinc-enriched terminals at ultrastructural levels...... asymmetrical synapses were observed on zinc-enriched terminals. In general, the biggest zinc-enriched terminals contacted neuronal somata and large dendritic elements, while medium-sized and small terminals made contacts on small dendrites. The ventral horn was primarily populated by big and medium-sized zinc...

  6. Serum zinc levels in gestational diabetes

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    Rahimi Sharbaf F

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available "nBackground: Maternal zinc deficiency during pregnancy has been related to adverse pregnancy outcomes. Most studies in which pregnant women have been supplemented with zinc to examine its effects on the outcome of the pregnancy have been carried out in industrialized countries and the results have been inconclusive. It has been shown that women with gestational diabetes (GDM have lower serum zinc levels than healthy pregnant women, and higher rates of macrosomia. Zinc is required for normal glucose metabolism, and strengthens the insulin-induced transportation of glucose into cells by its effect on the insulin signaling pathway. The purpose of this study was to assess the serum zinc levels of GDM patients and evaluate the effect of zinc supplementation. "nMethods: In the first stage of this prospective controlled study, we enrolled 70 women who were 24-28 weeks pregnant at the Prenatal Care Center of Mirza Kochak Khan Hospital, Tehran, Iran. The serum zinc level of each subject was determined. In the second stage, among these 70 subjects, the diabetics receiving insulin were divided into two groups, only one of which received a zinc supplement and the other group was the control group. Birth weight of neonates and insulin dosages were recorded. "nResults: The mean serum zinc level in the GDM group was lower than that of the control group (94.83 vs. 103.49mg/dl, respectively and the mean birth weight of neonates from the GDM women who received the zinc supplement was lower than that of the control group (3849g vs. 4136g. The rate of macrosomia was lower in the zinc supplemented group (20% vs. 53%. The mean of increase of insulin after receiving the zinc supplement was lower (8.4u vs. 13.53. "nConclusion: Maternal insulin resistance is associated with the accumulation of maternal fat tissue during early stages of pregnancy and greater fetoplacental nutrient availability in later stages, when 70% of fetal growth occurs, resulting in macrosomia. In

  7. Contaminación por metales pesados en la Cuenca del Río Moche, 1980 – 2010, La Libertad – Perú

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    Félix Huaranga Moreno

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available La contaminación de las aguas continentales es un problema de escala mundial,principalmente debido alimpacto de los relaves mineros. Utilizando tecnologías de punta,como plantas de neutralización de aguasácidas,muchas empresas están mitigando el impacto de su funcionamiento; por lo que tomando comoreferencia los cambios en la concentración de metales pesados presentes en aguas, suelos y cultivos de lacuenca alta, media y baja del río Moche, se realizaron muestreos de agua en ocho estaciones del río Moche(Trujillo, Perú, y en cuatro sectores de sus márgenes para suelos y cultivos. Los metales pesados másrepresentativos en el agua se presentaron en el Cuenca Alta durante el año de 1980: hierro (557.500 ppm,plomo (100.375 ppm, cadmio (4.550 ppm, cobre (6.900 ppm, zinc (262.900 ppm y arsénico (9.000 ppm;mientras que en los suelos las mayores concentraciones se encontraron en la margen derecha de la CuencaBaja para el año 1980: hierro (83.400 mg/kg; plomo (0.820 mg/kg; cadmio (0.012 mg/kg; cobre (1.240mg/kg; zinc (0.380 mg/kg y arsénico (0.016 mg/kg; en relación con la acumulación de metales en loscultivos, el hierro (0.6525 mg/kg fue el de mayor predominio, siendo la yuca (Manihot esculentus el cultivodonde se presentó. Se concluye que la mayor contaminación a nivel del análisis de agua se presentó en lacuenca alta y durante el año de 1980; mientras que la margen derecha de la cuenca media presentó los mayoresniveles de contaminación en las muestras de suelos; así como a nivel de los cultivos, la yuca (Manihotesculentus fue la especie más contaminada.

  8. PREPARATION OF ZINC ENRICHED YEAST (SACCHAROMYCES CEREVISIAE BY CULTIVATION WITH DIFFERENT ZINC SALTS

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    Ľuboš Harangozo

    2012-02-01

    Full Text Available The yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae is the best known microorganism and therefore widely used in many branches of industry. This study aims to investigate the accumulation of three inorganic zinc salts. Our research presents the ability of this yeast to absorb zinc from liquid medium and such enriched biomass use as a potential source of microelements in animal and/or human nutrition. It was found that the addition of different zinc forms, i.e. zinc nitrate, zinc sulphate and zinc chloride in fixed concentrations of 0, 25, 50 and 100 mg.100 ml-1 did not affect the amount of dry yeast biomass yielded, i.e. 1.0 – 1.2 g of yeast cells from 100 ml of cultivation medium, while higher presence of zinc solutions caused significantly lower yield of yeast biomass. The highest amount of zinc in yeast cells was achieved when added in the form of zinc nitrate in concentration of 200 mg.100 ml-1 YPD medium. The increment of intracellular zinc was up to 18.5 mg.g-1 of yeast biomass.

  9. Effect of zinc gluconate, sage oil on inflammatory patterns and hyperglycemia in zinc deficient diabetic rats.

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    Elseweidy, Mohamed M; Ali, Abdel-Moniem A; Elabidine, Nabila Zein; Mursey, Nada M

    2017-11-01

    The relationship between zinc homeostasis and pancreatic function had been established. In this study we aimed firstly to configure the inflammatory pattern and hyperglycemia in zinc deficient diabetic rats. Secondly to illustrate the effect of two selected agents namely Zinc gluconate and sage oil (Salvia Officinalis, family Lamiaceae). Rats were fed on Zinc deficient diet, deionized water for 28days along with Zinc level check up at intervals to achieve zinc deficient state then rats were rendered diabetic through receiving one dose of alloxan monohydrate (120mg/kg) body weight, classified later into 5 subgroups. Treatment with sage oil (0.042mg/kg IP) and Zinc gluconate orally (150mg/kg) body weight daily for 8 weeks significantly reduced serum glucose, C-reactive protein (CRP), Tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF- α), interleukins-6 1 β, inflammatory8 (IFN ȣ), pancreatic 1L1-β along with an increase in serum Zinc and pancreatic Zinc transporter 8 (ZNT8). Histopathological results of pancreatic tissues showed a good correlation with the biochemical findings. Both sage oil and zinc gluconate induced an improvement in the glycemic and inflammatory states. This may be of value like the therapeutic agent for diabetes. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier Masson SAS. All rights reserved.

  10. Zinc Blotting Assay for Detection of Zinc-Binding Prolamin in Barley (Hordeum vulgare) Grain

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    Uddin, Mohammad Nasir; Langkilde, Ane; Vincze, Éva

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    In plants, zinc is commonly found bound to proteins. In barley (Hordeum vulgare), major storage proteins are alcohol-soluble prolamins known as hordeins, and some of them have the potential to bind or store zinc. 65Zn overlay and blotting techniques have been widely used for detecting zinc-bindin...... formation. The dithizone staining method gave similar reproducibility to the radioactive blotting. The detected zinc-binding protein was identified as B-hordein by Western blotting......In plants, zinc is commonly found bound to proteins. In barley (Hordeum vulgare), major storage proteins are alcohol-soluble prolamins known as hordeins, and some of them have the potential to bind or store zinc. 65Zn overlay and blotting techniques have been widely used for detecting zinc......-binding protein. However, to our knowledge so far this zinc blotting assay has never been applied to detect a prolamin fraction in barley grains. A radioactive zinc (65ZnCl2) blotting technique was optimized to detect zinc-binding prolamins, followed by development of an easy-to-follow nonradioactive colorimetric...

  11. Association of dietary copper and zinc levels with hepatic copper and zinc concentration in Labrador Retrievers.

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    Fieten, H; Hooijer-Nouwens, B D; Biourge, V C; Leegwater, P A J; Watson, A L; van den Ingh, T S G A M; Rothuizen, J

    2012-01-01

    Copper-associated hepatitis is an inherited disease in the Labrador Retriever. Apart from genetic factors, dietary intake of copper and zinc are suspected to play a role in the pathogenesis. To investigate whether dietary copper and zinc levels of commercially available dry diets are associated with hepatic copper and zinc concentrations in Labrador Retrievers. Fifty-five Labrador Retrievers that were fed a single brand and type of commercial dry food for at least 1 year. Of these, 44 dogs were family members of Labrador Retrievers with copper-associated hepatitis. Liver biopsies, blood samples, and diet samples were obtained. Liver specimens were scored histologically and copper and zinc concentrations were quantified. Dietary concentrations of copper and zinc were measured. The association between dietary intake of copper and zinc and hepatic copper and zinc concentrations was investigated by linear regression analysis. High dietary copper and low dietary zinc levels were significantly associated with high hepatic copper levels. No association between dietary intake and hepatic zinc was present. Dietary copper and zinc at current levels in commercially available dry dog food can influence hepatic copper and can be a risk factor for the development of copper-associated hepatitis in Labrador Retrievers with a genetic susceptibility to copper. Copyright © 2012 by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine.

  12. Crescimento e qualidade de mudas de Timbó e Dedaleiro cultivadas em solo contaminado por cobre Growth and quality of Ateleia glazioviana and Lafoensia pacari seedlings cultivated in copper contaminated soil

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    Rodrigo F. da Silva

    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available As atividades de mineração e de viticultura do Rio Grande do Sul têm contribuído para a contaminação do solo por cobre. Este trabalho objetivou avaliar o efeito de doses de cobre no crescimento e na qualidade de mudas de timbó (Ateleia glazioviana e dedaleiro (Lafoensia pacari. O delineamento foi inteiramente casualizado em arranjo fatorial (2 x 4, formado de duas espécies florestais e quatro doses de cobre (0, 64, 128 e 192 mg kg-1 de solo com cinco repetições. Avaliaram-se altura da planta, diâmetro do colo, peso da matéria seca radicular e da parte aérea, comprimento e área superficial específica radicular e os seguintes índices de qualidade de mudas: relação entre altura da parte aérea e diâmetro do coleto; altura da parte aérea e peso da matéria seca da parte aérea e o índice de qualidade de Dickson, em que os resultados revelaram que as doses de cobre testada reduziram a qualidade de mudas do timbó enquanto o dedaleiro apresentou melhor qualidade com 128 mg kg-1 de Cu. O cobre influenciou os parâmetros de crescimento das mudas de timbó porém aumentou significativamente o comprimento e a área superficial específica do dedaleiro até 128 mg kg-1 de Cu. Mudas de dedaleiro são mais tolerantes à contaminação do solo que as de timbó e apresentam melhor qualidade em doses mais elevadas de cobre.The mining and viticulture activities in the State of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil have contributed to soil contamination by copper. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of copper doses on growth and quality of Ateleia glazioviana and Lafoensia pacari seedlings. The experimental design was completely randomized in a factorial scheme (2 x 4 with five replications. The experiment involved two forest species and three copper doses (64, 128 and 192 mg kg-1. The plant height, stem diameter, root and shoot dry-mass, length and specific superficial area of roots, as well as seedlings quality index: relationship between

  13. Zinc Binding by Lactic Acid Bacteria

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    Full Text Available Zinc is an essential trace element in all organisms. A common method for the prevention of zinc deficiency is pharmacological supplementation, especially in a highly available form of a metalloprotein complex. The potential of different microbes to bind essential and toxic heavy metals has recently been recognized. In this work, biosorption of zinc by lactic acid bacteria (LAB has been investigated. Specific LAB were assessed for their ability to bind zinc from a water solution. Significant amount of zinc ions was bound, and this binding was found to be LAB species-specific. Differences among the species in binding performance at a concentration range between 10–90 mg/L were evaluated with Langmuir model for biosorption. Binding of zinc was a fast process, strongly influenced by ionic strength, pH, biomass concentration, and temperature. The most effective metal-binding LAB species was Leuconostoc mesenteroides (27.10 mg of Zn2+ per gram of dry mass bound at pH=5 and 32 °C, during 24 h. FT-IR spectroscopy analysis and electron microscopy demonstrated that passive adsorption and active uptake of the zinc ions were involved.

  14. Zinc-enriched boutons in rat spinal cord

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    2000-01-01

    The rat spinal cord reveals a complex pattern of zinc-enriched (ZEN) boutons. As a result of in vivo exposure to selenide ions, nanosized clusters of zinc selenide are created in places where zinc ions are present, including the zinc-containing synaptic vesicles of ZEN boutons. The clusters can...

  15. Desarrollo y caracterización del material compuesto de base cobre reforzado con cerámicas intermetálicas de TiB2

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    López, M.

    2005-08-01

    Full Text Available In this work, mechanical and electrical properties of copper base composites alloy sstrengthened by dispersed TiB2 particles are characterized. Powders of copper and TiB2 were mechanically ball milled in a planetary mill during 12 and 36 h under a protective atmosphere of argon. Resulting powders were compacted uniaxially at 923 K under 90 MPaduring 2 h. Part of these compacts were hot rolled at temperatures ranging between 1073 and 1023 K with 20 % reduction. Comparing the properties of materials after this thermomechanical process with that of as-consolidated, it was observed an electrical conductivity increase, and a decrease on hardness and ductility.

    En este trabajo se han caracterizado las propiedades mecánicas y eléctricas de materiales compuestos de base cobre reforzados mediante la dispersión de partículas de TiB2. Las mezclas cobre-cerámica, se obtuvieron por molienda mecánica de polvos de cobre y TiB2, en un molino planetario, durante 12 y 36 h bajo atmósfera de argón. El polvo resultante se compactó bajo una presión uniaxial 90 MPa durante 2 h a 923 K. Algunos de los compactos resultantes se laminaron a una temperatura comprendida entre 1073 y 1023 K hasta alcanzarse una reducción del 20 %. Comparando las propiedades de los materiales, tras este procesado termomecánico, con las propiedades de los materiales compactados uniaxialmente, se encontró que la laminación en caliente aumenta la conductividad eléctrica, pero da lugar a una disminución del valor de la dureza y la ductilidad.

  16. Implication of zinc excess on soil health.

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    Wyszkowska, Jadwiga; Boros-Lajszner, Edyta; Borowik, Agata; Baćmaga, Małgorzata; Kucharski, Jan; Tomkiel, Monika

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    This study was undertaken to evaluate zinc's influence on the resistance of organotrophic bacteria, actinomyces, fungi, dehydrogenases, catalase and urease. The experiment was conducted in a greenhouse of the University of Warmia and Mazury (UWM) in Olsztyn, Poland. Plastic pots were filled with 3 kg of sandy loam with pHKCl - 7.0 each. The experimental variables were: zinc applied to soil at six doses: 100, 300, 600, 1,200, 2,400 and 4,800 mg of Zn(2+) kg(-1) in the form of ZnCl2 (zinc chloride), and species of plant: oat (Avena sativa L.) cv. Chwat and white mustard (Sinapis alba) cv. Rota. Soil without the addition of zinc served as the control. During the growing season, soil samples were subjected to microbiological analyses on experimental days 25 and 50 to determine the abundance of organotrophic bacteria, actinomyces and fungi, and the activity of dehydrogenases, catalase and urease, which provided a basis for determining the soil resistance index (RS). The physicochemical properties of soil were determined after harvest. The results of this study indicate that excessive concentrations of zinc have an adverse impact on microbial growth and the activity of soil enzymes. The resistance of organotrophic bacteria, actinomyces, fungi, dehydrogenases, catalase and urease decreased with an increase in the degree of soil contamination with zinc. Dehydrogenases were most sensitive and urease was least sensitive to soil contamination with zinc. Zinc also exerted an adverse influence on the physicochemical properties of soil and plant development. The growth of oat and white mustard plants was almost completely inhibited in response to the highest zinc doses of 2,400 and 4,800 mg Zn(2+) kg(-1).

  17. Research on the corrosion inhibitors of zinc in hydrochloric acid

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

    2017-06-01

    Three organic compounds were tested as zinc corrosion inhibitors in hydrochloric acid: cetyltrimethyl ammonium bromide (CTAB), nicotini acid, bromohexadecyl pyridine. The static coupon test results indicate that CTAB and bromohexadecyl pyridine offer the best zinc corrosion protection, while nicotinic acid accelerates zinc corrosion. The polarization results indicate that CTAB, nicotinic acid and bromohexadecyl pyridine induce a positive shift in the E0 of zinc in hydrochloric acid. A complex of CTAB and bromohexadecyl pyridine inhibits the corrosion of zinc in hydrochloric acid. SEM results indicate that the CTAB and bromohexadecyl pyridine formed a uniform and compact membrane on the surface of zinc that subsequently protects the zinc from effective corrosion.

  18. Produção de rúcula em hidroponia com diferentes concentrações de cobre Yield of roquette in hydroponic system, with different copper concentrations in the nutrient solution

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    Leilson C. Grangeiro

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    Full Text Available O trabalho foi conduzido em casa de vegetação, da UNESP em Jaboticabal, de maio a junho de 2001, com o objetivo de avaliar o desempenho da rúcula, cultivar Cultivada, sob diferentes concentrações de cobre na solução nutritiva, em cultivo hidropônico. O delineamento utilizado foi inteiramente casualizado com quatro repetições e quatro tratamentos: 0; 0,036; 0,072 e 0,108 mgL-1 de Cu adicionado à solução nutritiva, na forma de sulfato de cobre. Após 30 dias do transplantio, 150 plantas foram colhidas ao acaso em cada parcela, para análise da matéria seca e dos teores de Cu, Fe, Zn e Mn na parte aérea das plantas. Foi observado sintoma visual de deficiência de Cu apenas no tratamento sem adição de cobre, com forte redução no tamanho das plantas. A produção de matéria seca da parte aérea foi significativamente influenciada pelo aumento das concentrações de Cu. A máxima produção e 95% da máxima foram obtidas, respectivamente, com 0,108 mgL-1 e 0,064 mgL-1 de cobre. Os teores de Cu e Mn na parte aérea aumentaram com as concentrações de Cu na solução nutritiva.The response of roquette cv. Cultivada, to different copper concentrations in the nutrient solution was evaluated. The experimental design was completely randomized, with four treatments (0; 0.036; 0.072 and 0.108 mgL-1 of copper added to the nutrient solution and four replications. 30 days after transplanting, 150 plants were collected at random in order to analyse the concentrations of Cu, Fe, Zn and Mn in the dry matter of the aerial part. Symptoms of deficiency were observed in the treatment without copper, presenting strong reduction in the plant size. The dry matter yield was significantly influenced by the increasing concentrations of Cu, with maximum production and 95% of maximum yield was obtained respectively with 0.108 and 0.064 mgL-1 of Cu in the nutritive solution. The concentration of Cu and Mn in the aerial part increased with increasing

  19. Utilização de alho e cobre na alimentação de frangos de corte Use of garlic and copper in the feeding of broiler chicks

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    Cristina Kimie Togashi

    2008-06-01

    Full Text Available Objetivou-se avaliar os efeitos de diversos níveis de alho e cobre sobre o desempenho produtivo, as características de carcaça e os teores de colesterol no soro e nos tecidos de frangos de corte. Foram utilizados 400 pintos machos Cobb nos primeiros 21 dias de idade, distribuídos em delineamento inteiramente casualizado em esquema fatorial 3 × 3, composto de três níveis de alho (0, 1,5 e 3,0% e três de cobre (0, 125 e 250 mg/kg ração, na forma de sulfato de cobre. Foram realizados dois abates - o primeiro aos 21 dias e o segundo aos 42 dias de idade das aves - para coleta de sangue e tecidos e determinação dos teores de gordura e colesterol. Os resultados obtidos comprovaram que a suplementação de alho e cobre nas rações, apesar de prejudicar a conversão alimentar das aves na fase de 1 a 21 dias de idade, promoveu reduções dos teores de gordura no peito (1 a 21 dias e de colesterol sérico (22 a 42 dias.Four hundred male Cobb chicks were used in an experiment to study the effects of different dietary levels of garlic and copper on the performance, carcass characteristics and serum and tissue cholesterol levels of broiler chicks. The experimental period was comprised between the first 21 days of age of the birds. A completely randomized design was used in a factorial 3 × 3 with the following levels: garlic (0, 1.5, and 3.0% and copper (0, 125, and 250 mg/kg of ration, in the form of copper sulfate. Two slaughters were realized, the first at 21 days, and the second at 42 days of age of the chicks. Samples of blood and tissues were collected to the determination of fatty acids and cholesterol. The results showed that the supplementation of garlic and copper in the diets may be done without great effects on the performance of the birds and it can result in reduction on serum and cholesterol tecidual of the broilers.

  20. Análisis de EEA en la corrosión de cobre utilizado en la industria electrónica de ambientes áridos y marinos

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    Gustavo López-Badilla

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available El proceso de oxidación (PO que ocurre en superficies de cobre (Cu, de conexiones y conectores eléctricos de equipos electrónicos, instalados en la industria electrónica del noroeste de México, es un factor importante para determinar la velocidad de corrosión (VC de este metal. La VC obtenida de la instalación de probetas metálicas de cobre en empresas, una en Ensenada (ambiente marino que manufactura videojuegos, y una en Mexicali (zona árida, que fabrica computadoras personales; indicaron el grado de deterioro del Cu. La VC en cada ciudad fue determinada por el método gravimétrico, y se incrementaba o mantenía conforme al tipo de películas delgadas formadas en los metales: películas porosas y no porosas. Se realizó una correlación de la VC con datos de sulfatos (SOX y cloruros (Cl-, obtenidos con la técnica de platos de sulfatación (TPS y el método de la vela húmeda (MVH. Los análisis de VC en ambas ciudades, mostro una representación casi lineal en Mexicali, indicando la VC aumentando rápidamente y en Ensenada una curva parabólica, con un incremento lento. Se caracterizaron productos de corrosión por microscopía electrónica de barrido (MBE y las películas de Cu formados con la técnica de espectroscopía de electrones Auger (EEA, representando los agentes contaminantes que reaccionaron con la superficie de cobre en cada ciudad. Los perfiles de análisis de profundidad, muestran incrementos y decrementos de carbono, oxígeno, sulfatos, cloruros y cobre, respecto a un periodo de tiempo, indicando el grosor de cada película formada en la superficie de Cu, para el PO en las dos ciudades. El valor máximo de la VC en Ensenada fue 188 mg/m2.año, y en Mexicali de 299 mg/m2.año.

  1. Combustión de CH4 en lecho fluidizado con separación inherente de CO2 por medio de transportadores sólidos de oxígeno de base cobre

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    Celaya Romeo, Javier; Adánez Elorza, Juan

    2009-01-01

    Entre las nuevas tecnologías para la separación del CO2 generado en los procesos de producción de energía se encuentra la combustión indirecta con transportadores sólido de oxígeno (chemical looping combustion, CLC), tecnología en la que se enmarca este trabajo de investigación. Los objetivos de esta tesis son: - demostrar la viabilidad del proceso CLC en una planta piloto de 10 kW - desarrollar un transportador de oxígeno de base cobre apropiado para este sistema CLC - determinar la cinétic...

  2. Efecto de la adición de cobre y estaño en el comportamiento a la corrosión por picadura del acero inoxidable AISI 304

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    Pardo, A.

    2004-10-01

    Full Text Available The influence of copper and tin addition on the pitting corrosion resistance of AISI 304 stainless steel in 3.5 % NaCl at 20 °C has been studied using potenciodinamic and cyclic polarization. From that study the effect of alloying elements (Cu and Sn in the corrosion, pitting and repassivation potentials were determined. The effect of copper and tin on the critical pitting temperature (CPT was determined by icon-time-temperature curves. The influence of these alloying elements in FeCl3 under ASTM G48-00 norm was also studied. The addition of copper favours the nucleation of pits. The addition of tin slightly improves the corrosion resistance. The synergic effect of Cu-Sn was positive at low concentrations.

    Se estudia la influencia de la adición de cobre y estaño en la resistencia a la corrosión por picadura del acero inoxidable AISI 304, en 3,5 % NaCl a 20 °C mediante medidas potenciodinámicas de polarización cíclica, con el fin de determinar el efecto de la adición de aleantes (cobre y estaño en los potenciales de corrosión, picadura y repasivación. Se ha determinado el efecto del cobre y estaño en la temperatura crítica de picadura mediante el trazado de curvas icon-tiempo. Asimismo se estudió la influencia de estos aleantes en FeCl3, según norma ASTM 048-00. La adición de cobre favorece la nucleación de picaduras. La adición de estaño presenta una tendencia a mejorar la resistencia a la corrosión. El efecto sinérgico Cu-Sn es positivo en bajas concentraciones.

  3. Clinical Aspects of Trace Elements: Zinc in Human Nutrition – Zinc Deficiency and Toxicity

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    Michelle M Pluhator

    1996-01-01

    Full Text Available Available evidence suggests that trace elements, such as zinc, once thought to have no nutritional relevance, are possibly deficient in large sections of the human population. Conditioned deficiencies have been reported to result from malabsorption syndromes, acrodermatitis enteropathica, alcoholism, gastrointestinal disease, thermal injury, chronic diseases (eg, diabetes, sickle cell anemia, and in total parenteral nutrition therapy. Awareness that patients with these problems are at risk has led health professionals to focus increasingly on the importance of zinc therapy in the prevention and treatment of deficiency. More recently zinc toxicity and its role in human nutrition and well-being have come under investigation. Reports have focused on the role of zinc toxicity in causes of copper deficiency, changes in the immune system and alterations in blood lipids. As the numerous challenges presented by the study of zinc in human nutrition are met, more appropriate recommendations for dietary and therapeutic zinc intake are being made.

  4. Strategies to increase zinc deficiency tolerance and homeostasis in plants

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    Henriques, Ariadne Ribeiro; Chalfun-Junior, Antonio; Aarts, Mark

    2012-01-01

    Zinc deficiency is a global problem of considerable importance for agriculture and human health. Under zinc deficiency conditions, many essential zinc-dependent physiological functions are unable to operate normally, and the cellular homeostasis is adversely affected. This paper described the potential damages that low-zinc bioavailability in soil can have for plants, humans, and animals. In addition, current knowledge on physiological and molecular aspects of zinc homeostasis in plants and s...

  5. Prevalence of zinc deficiency among primary school children in a ...

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    Few zinc-rich sources appeared in the diet that was predominantly plant-based. Mean dietary zinc intake was 4.6±2.2 mg/day. The mean value of serum zinc was 66.4±21.5 μg/dL, with 46% of the children having values less than the 70 μg/dL cutoff. The findings indicate a high risk of zinc deficiency and suboptimal zinc ...

  6. Tratamento da endometriose induzida cirurgicamente em coelhas pelo Laser de Vapor de Cobre (LVC The treatment of endometriosis induced surgically in rabbits using copper vapor laser (CVL

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    Maurício Paulo Ângelo Mieli

    2002-09-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Avaliar o uso do laser de vapor de cobre no tratamento da endometriose cirurgicamente induzida em coelhas.MÉTODOS: 42 coelhas da raça New Zealand foram submetidas à indução experimental da endometriose, de acordo com técnica cirúrgica padronizada. Após 30 dias da indução, um grupo de 29 animais foi submetido ao tratamento pelo laser de vapor de cobre (LVC em tempos que variaram de 2, 5, 15, 30 e 60 segundos e, outro grupo de 13 coelhas, serviu como controle, tendo-se realizado apenas a laparotomia, sem que fosse realizado algum tratamento. Após 15 dias da segunda laparotomia realizou-se avaliação histopatológica quanto à presença de endometriose, glândulas e estroma. RESULTADOS: O modelo experimental de indução da endometriose foi adequado, com 100% de eficácia. O tratamento com LVC mostrou-se eficiente, com destruição da doença em 31,00 % dos casos. Nas coelhas tratadas que ainda tinham a lesão, houve diminuição em 69,85 % na quantidade de glândulas. A destruição do estroma aconteceu em 41,38% dos casos, no grupo laser. CONCLUSÃO: Os resultados mostraram que o LVC é uma ferramenta adequada para o tratamento da endometriose, como o observado em coelhas.OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the use of copper vapor laser in treatment of the surgically induced endometriosis in rabbits. METHODS: 42 New Zeland rabbits were submitted to the experimental induction of the endometriosis, in agreement with standardized surgical technique. After 30 days of the induction, a group of 29 animals was submitted to the treatment by copper vapor laser (CVL in times that varied of 2, 5, 15, 30 and 60 seconds and, other group of 13 rabbits served as control without any treatment. After 15 days of the second laparotomy, histopatologic evaluations have done with relationship to the endometriosis presence, glands and estroma. RESULTS: The experimental model of endometriosis induction was adequated, with 100% of effectiveness. The treatment

  7. Modelizacion de la formación de recubrimientos de WC-Co por proyección HVOF sobre sustratos de cobre

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    Sobolev, V. V.

    1997-10-01

    Full Text Available Present paper deals with the mathematical simulation of the heat transfer between a WC-Co coating and a copper substrate during HVOF spraying. This modelling includes the investigation of temperature variation, coating solidification, melting and subsequent solidification in the substrate interfacial region and specific features of the substrate-coating thermal interaction. The results obtained are used for modelling of the development of the coating structure and adhesion during HVOF spraying of the WC-Co powder on a copper substrate. Two types of substrate were considered: smooth (polished and rough. Variations of solidification times, solidification velocity, thermal gradient and cooling velocity in the coating and substrate interfacial region are studied. Development of the amorphous and crystalline structures in the coating and of the crystalline structure in the substrate interfacial region is discussed. Behaviour of the crystal size and intercrystalline distance with respect to the thermal spray parameters and morphology of the substrate surface is analyzed. Optimal conditions for the formation of fine and dense crystalline structure are determined. Structural changes in the solid state of the substrate occurring because of heating and rapid cooling are considered. Mechanical and thermal mechanisms of development of the substrate-coating adhesion are discussed. Results obtained agree well with experimental data.

    En el presente trabajo se ha investigado la simulación matemática de la transferencia de calor entre un recubrimiento de WC-Co y un sustrato de cobre durante la proyección HVOF. Este modelo incluye el estudio de la variación de termperatura, solidificación del recubrimiento, la fusión y posterior solidificación en la región interfacial del sustrato, y caracerísticas especiales de la interacción térmica sustrato- recubrimiento. Los resultados obtenidos han sido utilizados en la modelización del desarrollo de la

  8. Especiação de cobre e zinco em urina: importância dos metais em doenças neurodegenerativas

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    Maria Fernanda C. Leal

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Metals such as copper and zinc are essential for the development and maintenance of numerous enzymatic activities, mitochondrial functions, neurotransmission, and also for memorization and learning. However, disruption in their homeostasis can cause neurodegenerative disorders such as the Alzheimer and Parkinson diseases. In this work, the speciation of copper and zinc in urine samples was carried out. To this end, free and total metal concentrations were determined by square wave anodic stripping voltammetry using a glassy carbon electrode coated with bismuth film. The digestion of the samples was performed in a microwave with the addition of oxidant reagents.

  9. Effects of zinc supplementation and zinc chelation on in vitro β-cell function in INS-1E cells

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    Nygaard, Sanne Bjørn; Larsen, Agnete; Knuhtsen, Astrid

    2014-01-01

    cells, we found that zinc supplementation and zinc chelation had significant effects on insulin content and insulin secretion. Supplemental zinc within the physiological concentration range induced insulin secretion. Insulin content was reduced by zinc chelation with N,N,N',N-tektrakis(2-pyridylmethyl......)-ethylenediamine. The changes in intracellular insulin content following exposure to various concentrations of zinc were reflected by changes in the expression patterns of MT-1A, ZnT-8, ZnT-5, and ZnT-3. Furthermore, high zinc concentrations induced cell necrosis while zinc chelation induced apoptosis. Finally, cell...

  10. Associations between Dietary Iron and Zinc Intakes, and between Biochemical Iron and Zinc Status in Women

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    Karen Lim

    2015-04-01

    Full Text Available Iron and zinc are found in similar foods and absorption of both may be affected by food compounds, thus biochemical iron and zinc status may be related. This cross-sectional study aimed to: (1 describe dietary intakes and biochemical status of iron and zinc; (2 investigate associations between dietary iron and zinc intakes; and (3 investigate associations between biochemical iron and zinc status in a sample of premenopausal women aged 18–50 years who were recruited in Melbourne and Sydney, Australia. Usual dietary intakes were assessed using a 154-item food frequency questionnaire (n = 379. Iron status was assessed using serum ferritin and hemoglobin, zinc status using serum zinc (standardized to 08:00 collection, and presence of infection/inflammation using C-reactive protein (n = 326. Associations were explored using multiple regression and logistic regression. Mean (SD iron and zinc intakes were 10.5 (3.5 mg/day and 9.3 (3.8 mg/day, respectively. Median (interquartile range serum ferritin was 22 (12–38 μg/L and mean serum zinc concentrations (SD were 12.6 (1.7 μmol/L in fasting samples and 11.8 (2.0 μmol/L in nonfasting samples. For each 1 mg/day increase in dietary iron intake, zinc intake increased by 0.4 mg/day. Each 1 μmol/L increase in serum zinc corresponded to a 6% increase in serum ferritin, however women with low serum zinc concentration (AM fasting < 10.7 μmol/L; AM nonfasting < 10.1 μmol/L were not at increased risk of depleted iron stores (serum ferritin <15 μg/L; p = 0.340. Positive associations were observed between dietary iron and zinc intakes, and between iron and zinc status, however interpreting serum ferritin concentrations was not a useful proxy for estimating the likelihood of low serum zinc concentrations and women with depleted iron stores were not at increased risk of impaired zinc status in this cohort.

  11. Leptin, NPY, Melatonin and Zinc Levels in Experimental Hypothyroidism and Hyperthyroidism: The Relation to Zinc.

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    Baltaci, Abdulkerim Kasım; Mogulkoc, Rasim

    2017-06-01

    Since zinc mediates the effects of many hormones or is found in the structure of numerous hormone receptors, zinc deficiency leads to various functional impairments in the hormone balance. And also thyroid hormones have important activity on metabolism and feeding. NPY and leptin are affective on food intake and regulation of appetite. The present study is conducted to determine how zinc supplementation and deficiency affect thyroid hormones (free and total T3 and T4), melatonin, leptin, and NPY levels in thyroid dysfunction in rats. The experiment groups in the study were formed as follows: Control (C); Hypothyroidism (PTU); Hypothyroidism+Zinc (PTU+Zn); Hypothyroidism+Zinc deficient; Hyperthyroidism (H); Hyperthyroidism+Zinc (H+Zn); and Hyperthyroidism+Zinc deficient. Thyroid hormone parameters (FT 3 , FT 4 , TT 3 , and TT 4 ) were found to be reduced in hypothyroidism groups and elevated in the hyperthyroidism groups. Melatonin values increased in hyperthyroidism and decreased in hypothyroidism. Leptin and NPY levels both increased in hypo- and hyperthyroidism. Zinc levels, on the other hand, decreased in hypothyroidism and increased in hyperthyroidism. Zinc supplementation, particularly when thyroid function is impaired, has been demonstrated to markedly prevent these changes.

  12. Efecto de las impurezas en las propiedades físicoquímicas de una solución de lixiviación de minerales de cobre

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    Patricio Navarro

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Se cuantificaron y analizaron las propiedades físicas y químicas de una solución de lixiviación de minerales de cobre con una elevada concentración de cloro, aluminio y magnesio. Las propiedades analizadas fueron densidad, viscosidad y oxígeno disuelto. También se evaluó el efecto de la viscosidad sobre el tiempo de separación de fases en extracción por solvente. Las concentraciones utilizadas de cloro fueron 20, 30 y 50 g/L; las de aluminio, 7, 15 y 23 g/L, y las de magnesio, de 6, 14 y 22 g/L. Las temperaturas ensayadas fueron 25, 35 y 45 °C. Los resultados obtenidos muestran que la presencia de impurezas produce un importante impacto en la viscosidad de la solución y solamente pequeños cambios en la densidad. El elemento que menos impacta en estas propiedades es el cloro, seguido del magnesio, y el que produjo mayor cambio fue el aluminio. El aumento de temperatura reduce el impacto de estos elementos. La presencia de impurezas disminuye la concentración de oxígeno disuelto. En extracción por solventes, un aumento en la viscosidad provoca tiempos más prolongados en la separación de fases.

  13. CRESCIMENTO E OXIDAÇÃO DE EXPLANTES DE BANANEIRA-PRATA (Musa AAB IN VITRO: I. CONCENTRAÇÕES DE SAIS DE FERRO, COBRE E ZINCO

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    UTINO SERGIO

    2001-01-01

    Full Text Available Este experimento teve como objetivo avaliar a influência de diferentes concentrações de ferro, cobre e zinco do meio MS (MURASHIGE & SKOOG, 1962 no controle da oxidação de explantes iniciais de bananeira-Prata (Musa AAB. Foram utilizadas três concentrações (100, 50 e 0 miM de FeEDTA, duas concentrações (0,1 e 0miM de (CuSO4.5H2O e duas concentrações (30 e 0miM de (ZnSO4.7H2O, num delineamento inteiramente casualizado, arranjado em um fatorial completo 3 x 2 x 2, utilizando-se de 15 repetições. Ápices caulinares foram inoculados em meio MS modificado e, decorridos 28 dias após a inoculação, avaliaram-se a massa de matéria fresca, altura e grau de oxidação. Observou-se que esses micronutrientes são essenciais para o crescimento dos explantes e que a concentração de ferro influencia na oxidação de explantes, sendo que maiores graus de escurecimento foram observados nas concentrações mais elevadas. A redução ou retirada destes elementos do meio MS, isoladamente ou em combinações, não foi suficiente para eliminar a oxidação dos explantes.

  14. Zinc and its importance for human health: An integrative review

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    Nazanin Roohani

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Since its first discovery in an Iranian male in 1961, zinc deficiency in humans is now known to be an important malnutrition problem world-wide. It is more prevalent in areas of high cereal and low animal food consumption. The diet may not necessarily be low in zinc, but its bio-availability plays a major role in its absorption. Phytic acid is the main known inhibitor of zinc. Compared to adults, infants, children, adolescents, pregnant, and lactating women have increased requirements for zinc and thus, are at increased risk of zinc depletion. Zinc deficiency during growth periods results in growth failure. Epidermal, gastrointestinal, central nervous, immune, skeletal, and reproductive systems are the organs most affected clinically by zinc deficiency. Clinical diagnosis of marginal Zn deficiency in humans remains problematic. So far, blood plasma/serum zinc concentration, dietary intake, and stunting prevalence are the best known indicators of zinc deficiency. Four main intervention strategies for combating zinc deficiency include dietary modification/diversification, supplementation, fortification, and bio-fortification. The choice of each method depends on the availability of resources, technical feasibility, target group, and social acceptance. In this paper, we provide a review on zinc biochemical and physiological functions, metabolism including, absorption, excretion, and homeostasis, zinc bio-availability (inhibitors and enhancers, human requirement, groups at high-risk, consequences and causes of zinc deficiency, evaluation of zinc status, and prevention strategies of zinc deficiency.

  15. Zinc and its importance for human health: An integrative review

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    Roohani, Nazanin; Hurrell, Richard; Kelishadi, Roya; Schulin, Rainer

    2013-01-01

    Since its first discovery in an Iranian male in 1961, zinc deficiency in humans is now known to be an important malnutrition problem world-wide. It is more prevalent in areas of high cereal and low animal food consumption. The diet may not necessarily be low in zinc, but its bio-availability plays a major role in its absorption. Phytic acid is the main known inhibitor of zinc. Compared to adults, infants, children, adolescents, pregnant, and lactating women have increased requirements for zinc and thus, are at increased risk of zinc depletion. Zinc deficiency during growth periods results in growth failure. Epidermal, gastrointestinal, central nervous, immune, skeletal, and reproductive systems are the organs most affected clinically by zinc deficiency. Clinical diagnosis of marginal Zn deficiency in humans remains problematic. So far, blood plasma/serum zinc concentration, dietary intake, and stunting prevalence are the best known indicators of zinc deficiency. Four main intervention strategies for combating zinc deficiency include dietary modification/diversification, supplementation, fortification, and bio-fortification. The choice of each method depends on the availability of resources, technical feasibility, target group, and social acceptance. In this paper, we provide a review on zinc biochemical and physiological functions, metabolism including, absorption, excretion, and homeostasis, zinc bio-availability (inhibitors and enhancers), human requirement, groups at high-risk, consequences and causes of zinc deficiency, evaluation of zinc status, and prevention strategies of zinc deficiency. PMID:23914218

  16. Sealed Cylindrical Silver/Zinc Batteries Project

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    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — RBC Technologies has significanly improved the cycle life and wet life of silver/zinc battery technology through novel separator and anode formulations. This...

  17. Zinc-induced protection against cadmium

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    Early, J.L.; Schnell, R.C.

    1978-02-01

    Pretreatment of male rats with cadmium acetate potentiates the duration of hexobarbital hypnosis and inhibits the rate of hepatic microsomal drug metabolism. Pretreatment of rats with zinc acetate protects against these alterations in drug action elicited by cadmium.

  18. Zinc for Colds: The Final Word?

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    ... are caused by a type of virus called rhinovirus, which thrives and multiplies in the nasal passages ... respiratory system). Zinc may work by preventing the rhinovirus from multiplying. It may also stop the rhinovirus ...

  19. Coating compositions comprising bismuth-alloyed zinc

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    2008-01-01

    The present application discloses (i) a coating composition comprising a particulate zinc-based alloyed material, said material comprising 0.05-0.7% by weight of bismuth (Bi), the D50 of the particulate material being in the range of 2.5-30 µm; (ii) a coated structure comprising a metal structure...... having a first coating of the zinc-containing coating composition applied onto at least a part of the metal structure in a dry film thickness of 5-100 µm; and an outer coating applied onto said zinc-containing coating in a dry film thickness of 30-200 µm; (iii) a particulate zinc-based alloyed material...

  20. The Nuclear Receptor HIZR-1 Uses Zinc as a Ligand to Mediate Homeostasis in Response to High Zinc

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    Kurt Warnhoff; Roh, Hyun C.; Zuzana Kocsisova; Chieh-Hsiang Tan; Andrew Morrison; Damari Croswell; Schneider, Daniel L.; Kerry Kornfeld

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    Author Summary Zinc is an essential nutrient for all life forms, and maintaining zinc homeostasis is critical for survival. However, little is known about how animals sense changes in zinc availability and make adjustments to maintain homeostasis. In particular, logic dictates there must be a mechanism for zinc sensing, but it has not been defined in animals. We discovered that the nuclear receptor transcription factor HIZR-1 is the master regulator of high zinc homeostasis in the roundworm C...

  1. Zinc involvement in opioid addiction and analgesia ? should zinc supplementation be recommended for opioid-treated persons?

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    Ciubotariu, Diana; Ghiciuc, Cristina Mihaela; Lupu?oru, C?t?lina Elena

    2015-01-01

    Introduction Zinc chelators were shown to facilitate some opioid-withdrawal signs in animals. Zinc deficiency, which affects more than 15?% the world?s population, is also common among opioid consumers and opioid-treated animals exhibit misbalances of zinc distribution. Aim The present study focuses on how zinc ions interfere with opioid dependence/addiction and analgesia, trying to preliminary discuss if zinc supplementation in opioid-users should be recommended in order to reduce the risk o...

  2. Nickel-Zinc Batteries for RPV Applications.

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    1982-02-01

    Aspergillus Niger Aspergillus Flavus Penicillium Citrinum After the twenty-eight (28) day exposure, the battery was visually inspected without observing...buffered electrolyte reduces the soluability of zinc in the electrolyte and delays the process of zinc dendritic growth . 3) Compare the effect of various...Demonstrate calendar life under actual rate of cycling 2) Optimize the procedure for electrical conditioning 54 3.0 MAR-5013 BATTERY 3.4. Calendar and Cycle

  3. Inorganic zincs -- a love/hate relationship

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    Vincent, L.D. (S.G. Pinney and Associates, Port St. Lucie, FL (United States))

    1994-09-01

    Inorganic zinc primers have been in constant evolution since their invention in the 1940s. The pressure to use low or zero volatile organic content coatings is increasing their importance as protectives for steel. They offer their best performance when used as single coats without topcoating. The characteristics of the different varieties of inorganic zinc primers and the technique for applying finish coats to them are discussed.

  4. Magnesium removal in the electrolytic zinc industry

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    Booster, J.L.

    2003-01-01

    Electrolytic zinc plants need to take measures to control the magnesium content in their process liquors, because the natural magnesium bleed does not balance the input from concentrates. Presently used methods are environmentally unfriendly (due to the production of large amounts of waste gypsum) or expensive. Therefore, an alternative process route is explored in which magnesium is removed from zinc electrolyte by selective precipitation of magnesium fluoride (sellaite). As standard applica...

  5. Electrochemical behavior of zinc particles with silica based coatings as anode material for zinc air batteries with improved discharge capacity

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    Schmid, M.; Willert-Porada, M.

    2017-05-01

    Silica coatings on zinc particles as anode material for alkaline zinc air batteries are expected to reduce early formation of irreversible ZnO passivation layers during discharge by controlling zinc dissolution and precipitation of supersaturated zincates, Zn(OH)42-. Zinc particles were coated with SiO2 (thickness: 15 nm) by chemical solution deposition and with Zn2SiO4 (thickness: 20 nm) by chemical vapor deposition. These coatings formed a Si(OH)4 gel in aqueous KOH and retarded hydrogen evolution by 40%. By treatment in aqueous KOH and drying afterwards, the silica coatings were changed into ZnO-K2O·SiO2 layers. In this work, the electrochemical performance of such coated zinc particles is investigated by different electrochemical methods in order to gain a deeper understanding of the mechanisms of the coatings, which reduce zinc passivation. In particular, zinc utilization and changes in internal resistance are investigated. Moreover, methods for determination of diffusion coefficients, charge carrier numbers and activation energies for electrochemical oxidation are determined. SiO2-coated zinc particles show improved discharge capacity (CVD-coated zinc: 69% zinc utilization, CSD-coated zinc: 62% zinc utilization) as compared to as-received zinc (57% zinc utilization) at C/20 rate, by reducing supersaturation of zincates. Additionally, KOH-modified SiO2-coated zinc particles enhance rechargeability after 100% depth-of-discharge.

  6. Degeneração hepatolenticular: conteúdos de ferro e cobre em tecidos de material de autópsia Hepatolenticular degeneration: iron and copper contents of tissues of autopsy material

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    Francisco Bastos De Jorge

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    Full Text Available Os autores apresentam os resultados das dosagens de ferro e cobre nos tecidos de um paciente com degeneração hepatolenticular, no qual a moléstia teve curso fulminante. Parece que o curso da moléstia foi agravado pela administração de drogas tranqüilizantes quando foi iniciado o tratamento com penicilamina. Esta observação pode ser de interesse clínico. Os teores de cobre e ferro estavam muito aumentados nos tecidos cerebrais, no fígado, nos pulmões, nos rins, no baço, na suprarenal e em outros órgãos.Iron and copper contents in tissues of one patient with hepatolenticular degeneration, with fulminating course, are reported. It seems that the disease's course was aggravated by tranquilizer drugs, when treatment with penicillamine was started. This observation may be of clinical interest. Copper and iron contents were increased in the brain tissues, in the liver, lungs, kidneys, spleen, suprarenal gland and in other organs.

  7. Cádmio, Cobre, Níquel e Zinco em solos com ocupação agrícola em Portugal Cadmium, Copper, Nickel and Zinc in Portuguese agricultural soils

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    R.M.S. Dias

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    Full Text Available No decorrer da preparação da Estratégia Temática para a Protecção do Solo, promovida pela Comissão Europeia, foi salientada a importância da monitorização do solo, de modo a avaliar melhor as pressões e ameaças que sobre ele se exercem, o seu estado de maior ou menor degradação e a eficácia das medidas tomadas no senti-do de assegurar a sua protecção. Segundo o grupo de trabalho sobre essa monitorização, criado no âmbito de tal estratégia, uma das acções a levar a cabo será o estabelecimento de um inventário para cada uma das sete principais ameaças ao solo definidas pela Comissão Europeia, que possa servir de base para futuras comparações. Em Portugal não existe nenhum sistema nacional de monitorização do solo, mas a sua criação deve ser encarada como prioritária, à luz da estratégia. O presente trabalho pretende ser uma contribuição para o referido inventário de base. Em 1999, o Laboratório Químico Agrícola Rebelo da Silva (LQARS iniciou o levantamento da concentração de metais pesados (Cd, Cr, Cu, Hg, Ni, Pb e Zn em 110 solos com ocupação agrícola coincidentes com os nós de uma rede europeia de 16 × 16 km de malha, distribuídos por todo o território continental português. Tal levantamento incidiu sobre amostras compósitas (16 sub amostras cada colhidas nas camadas 0-20, 20-40, 40-60 e 60-80 cm de profundidade. As amostras de terra foram secas a 35-40 ºC, destorroadas manualmente e passadas por um crivo de 2mm de polietileno de alta densidade (HDPE. Na terra fina foram analisados uma série de parâmetros. Neste trabalho apresentam-se os resultados referentes ao Cd, Cu, Ni e Zn ‘totais’. A extracção dos metais pesados foi feita por água-régia (Norma ISO 11466 e o doseamento por espectrofotometria de absorção atómica com chama (Cu, Ni e Zn ou com forno de grafite (Cd. A distribuição das concentrações destes metais na camada 0-20cm dos solos estudados foi (mín., P50, P90 e máx.: Cd (Soil monitoring has been considered, by the European Commission, as an essential tool under the development of the Thematic Strategy for Soil Protection. Monitoring of European soils should allow the production of data necessary to access the pressures and threats to the soil, its state of degradation and the effectiveness of measures taken in order to protect it. According to the Working Group on Soil Monitoring, created under the development of this strategy, one of the first actions to be taken should be the establishment of a basic inventory, or baseline, for each of the seven main threats to soil identified by the Commission that could be the basis for future comparisons. In Portugal there is no national soil monitoring system and its creation is considered very important under the Thematic Strategy for Soil Protection. The present work intends to be a contribution to the above mentioned baseline, concerning the threat of soil contamination. This project aimed to access the level of Cd, Cr, Cu, Hg, Ni, Pb and Zn in 110 agricultural soils located on a 16 ? 16 km grid, throughout the Portuguese continental territory. In each location soil was sampled at four depths (0-20, 20-40, 40-60 and 60-80 cm, randomly taking 16 sub samples per composite sample. Samples were dried at 35-40ºC and sieved with a 2mm HDPE sieve. Several parameters were determined in the fine earth. In this paper we present the results concerning Cd, Cu, Ni and Zn, extracted by aqua regia (according to ISO Standard 11466 and determined by atomic absorption spectrophotometer with graphite furnace (Cd and flame (Cu, Ni and Zn. The distribution of these elements on the surface layer (0-20cm was (min., P50, P90 e max.: Cd (<0.02, 0.04, 0.11 and 0.23 mg kg-1; Cu (<1.8, 21, 61 and 162 mg kg-1; Ni (<1.9, 19, 39 and 1831 mg kg¹ e Zn (4.3, 47, 89 and 132 mg kg-1. On the 20-40cm layer: Cd (<0.02, 0.03, 0.10 and 0.22 mg kg-1; Cu (<1.8, 22, 51 and 133 mg kg-1; Ni (<1.9, 21, 45 and 3069 mg kg-1 and Zn (3.2, 46, 89 and 131 mg kg-1.

  8. Tolerância de rizóbios de diferentes procedências ao zinco, cobre e cádmio Tolerance of rhizobia genera from different origins to zinc, copper and cadmium

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    Alexandre Matsuda

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    Full Text Available Sessenta estirpes/isolados dos gêneros Bradyrhizobium, Rhizobium, Sinorhizobium, Mesorhizobium e Azorhizobium, procedentes de diferentes locais (Mata Atlântica, Amazônia, culturas agrícolas e experimentos com metais pesados e de espécies hospedeiras pertencentes às subfamílias Papilionoideae, Mimosoideae e Caesalpinoideae, foram avaliadas quanto à tolerância a Zn, Cu e Cd em meio YMA modificado pela adição de tampões biológicos (HEPES e MES e suplementados com Cu (0 a 60 mg L-1, Cd (0 a 60 mg L-1 e Zn (0 a 1.000 mg L-1. Mediante padrões de crescimento atribuídos às culturas nas diferentes concentrações dos metais, avaliaram-se as concentrações máximas toleradas e as doses tóxicas destes metais para redução de crescimento em 25% (DT25 e 50% (DT50. Não houve influência da procedência na concentração máxima de metal tolerada. A ordem de sensibilidade aos metais, considerando-se as concentrações máximas toleradas, foi Azorhizobium > Rhizobium = Mesorhizobium = Sinorhizobium > Bradyrhizobium. A DT25 e a DT50 foram úteis para diferenciarem estirpes/isolados de um mesmo gênero, que atingiram a mesma concentração máxima tolerada a Zn, Cu e Cd. A ordem de toxicidade dos metais estudados foi Cu > Cd > Zn.Sixty strains/isolates of the genera Bradyrhizobium, Rhizobium, Sinorhizobium, Mesorhizobium and Azorhizobium, isolated from different hosts (legume subfamilies: Papilionoideae, Mimosoideae and Caesalpinoideae and location (Atlantic Forest, Amazon region, crop plantings and heavy metal experiments, were evaluated for Zn, Cu and Cd tolerance in YMA medium modified by the addition of biological buffers (HEPES and MES and supplemented with Cu (0 to 60 mg L-1, Cd (0 to 60 mg L-1, and Zn (0 to 1,000 mg L-1sulphates. Growth standards were applied to evaluate rhizobia cultures growth at different metal concentrations, allowing evaluation of highest tolerated concentrations of Zn, Cu, and Cd and the toxic doses (concentrations of these metals, which reduce the growth standard in 25% (DT25 and 50% (DT50. It was verified that there was no influence of the origin (host and location on the highest tolerated concentration of each metal; the order of sensitivity to heavy metals, considering the highest tolerable concentrations, was Azorhizobium > Rhizobium = Mesorhizobium = Sinorhizobium > Bradyrhizobium. The DT25 and the DT50 were useful to differentiate strain/isolates of the same genus, which reached the same highest tolerated concentration to Zn, Cu, and Cu; and the order of toxicity was Cu > Cd > Zn.

  9. Vegetable species for phytoextraction of boron, copper, lead, manganese and zinc from contaminated soil Espécies vegetais na fitoextração de boro, cobre, chumbo, manganês e zinco de solo contaminado

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    Gláucia Cecília Gabrielli dos Santos

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    Full Text Available Phytoremediation is an attractive option to remove metal from contaminated soil since it is a simple, low-cost, and environmentally friendly procedure. To better examine the phytoremediation potential of kenaf (Hybiscus canabinnus, mustard (Brassica juncea, turnip (Raphunus sativus and amaranth (Amaranthus crentus plants, a greenhouse experiment was performed in which these species were grown on a soil contaminated with Zn, Cu, Mn, Pb and B. The translocation, the bioconcentration and the removal index, the transference factor and the time to reach 50% of element removal from soil, among other indicators, were used in order to identify a hyperaccumulator. Kenaf plants were more tolerant to the conditions tested, with the highest dry matter production and no visual toxicity symptoms. Amaranth would be the species chosen to remediate the soil under field conditions as it presented the higher indexes for decontamination of Zn and Mn and was also able to remove B. Turnip showed the best results for Pb removal. All species tested were able to remove B from soil. In spite, none of the plant species tested could be characterized as a hyperaccumulator.A fitorremediação é uma opção atraente na remoção de solos contaminados com metais por ser uma técnica simples, de baixo custo e ambientalmente aceitável. O potencial de fitorremediação da kenaf (Hybiscus canabinnus, mostarda (Brassica juncea, rabanete (Raphunus sativus and amaranto (Amaranthus crentus foram examinadas num experimento usando solo contaminado por Zn, Cu, Mn, Pb e B. O experimento foi conduzido em vasos, cultivando as quatro espécies até o florescimento. Os índices de translocação, bioconcentração e remoção, o fator de transferência e o tempo necessário para atingir a remoção de 50% do elemento do solo, entre outros indicadores, foram empregados na tentativa de identificar uma espécie hiperacumuladora. A kenaf foi a espécie mais tolerante nas condições empregadas, com a maior produção de matéria seca e ausência de sintomas visuais de toxidez. O amaranto foi a espécie mais indicada na remediação do solo testado em condições de campo por apresentar os melhores índices de descontaminação para Zn e Mn entre as espécies testadas, além de também apresentar valores satisfatórios para remoção do B. Todas as espécies testadas foram capazes de remover B do solo. Apesar destes resultados, não foi possível identificar uma espécie hiperacumuladora.

  10. Zinc and Regulation of Inflammatory Cytokines: Implications for Cardiometabolic Disease

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    Samir Samman

    2012-07-01

    Full Text Available In atherosclerosis and diabetes mellitus, the concomitant presence of low-grade systemic inflammation and mild zinc deficiency highlights a role for zinc nutrition in the management of chronic disease. This review aims to evaluate the literature that reports on the interactions of zinc and cytokines. In humans, inflammatory cytokines have been shown both to up- and down-regulate the expression of specific cellular zinc transporters in response to an increased demand for zinc in inflammatory conditions. The acute phase response includes a rapid decline in the plasma zinc concentration as a result of the redistribution of zinc into cellular compartments. Zinc deficiency influences the generation of cytokines, including IL-1β, IL-2, IL-6, and TNF-α, and in response to zinc supplementation plasma cytokines exhibit a dose-dependent response. The mechanism of action may reflect the ability of zinc to either induce or inhibit the activation of NF-κB. Confounders in understanding the zinc-cytokine relationship on the basis of in vitro experimentation include methodological issues such as the cell type and the means of activating cells in culture. Impaired zinc homeostasis and chronic inflammation feature prominently in a number of cardiometabolic diseases. Given the high prevalence of zinc deficiency and chronic disease globally, the interplay of zinc and inflammation warrants further examination.

  11. Polycrystalline materials by chemical-bath-deposition for their application in thin film solar cells; Materiales policristalino depositados por bano quimico alternativos al sulfuro de cadmio para su aplicacion en celulas solares de lamina delgada

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    Bayon Cabeza, M. R. [Ciemat. Madrid (Spain)

    2000-07-01

    In the last years, chemical-bath-deposition (CBD) has been proven to be an excellent method for preparing sulphide and selenide-based thin film semiconductors. due to their optoelectronic properties, some of those materials can be used in thin film solar cells either as absorbers or as buffer-window-layers. In this way, the chemical-bath-deposition seems to be the best method for preparing the cadmium sulphide-buffer layer which is present in the thin film solar cells based on chalcopyrite absorbers (CIS or CIGS) because the highest efficiencies (about 19%) have been achieved for devices using buffer layer. Nowadays there has been considerable interest in replacing this compound, said toxic, by other CBD-semiconductors with similar or even better properties than the cadmium sulphide and, if possible, less health hazardous and more environmental friendly. Among all the alternative materials that have been studied, both the indium and the zinc hydroxisulphide have produced the best performance devices leading to efficiencies higher than 14%. Despite the good results obtained using those materials, only a few studies have been found in relation to the chemical bath process, the growth mechanism and the structural, optoelectronic and morphological properties of the thin films. Therefore the aim of this work is to prepare CBD-indium, indium-zinc and indium-cadmium hydroxisulphide thin films in order to study dependence of the film properties on the deposition conditions and to prove the suitability of those films for being used as alternative buffer layers in thin film solar cells. (Author)

  12. Effect of zinc from zinc sulfate on trace mineral concentrations of milk in Varamini ewes

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    Zali, A.; Ganjkhanlou, M.

    2009-01-01

    This study was conducted to evaluate the effect of feeding supplemental zinc (zinc sulfate) in different levels (15, 30, or 45 mg/kg) on trace mineral concentrations in milk of ewes. Thirty lactating Varaminni ewes were assigned to three experimental groups according to their live body weights, milk

  13. Microwave Synthesis of Zinc Hydroxy Sulfate Nanoplates and Zinc Oxide Nanorods in the Classroom

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    Dziedzic, Rafal M.; Gillian-Daniel, Anne Lynn; Peterson, Greta M.; Martínez-Herna´ndez, Kermin J.

    2014-01-01

    In this hands-on, inquiry-based lab, high school and undergraduate students learn about nanotechnology by synthesizing their own nanoparticles in a single class period. This simple synthesis of zinc oxide nanorods and zinc hydroxy sulfate nanoplates can be done in 15 min using a household microwave oven. Reagent concentration, reaction…

  14. Bioavailability of zinc in Wistar rats fed with rice fortified with zinc oxide.

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    Della Lucia, Ceres Mattos; Santos, Laura Luiza Menezes; Rodrigues, Kellen Cristina da Cruz; Rodrigues, Vivian Cristina da Cruz; Martino, Hércia Stampini Duarte; Sant'Ana, Helena Maria Pinheiro

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    The study of zinc bioavailability in foods is important because this mineral intake does not meet the recommended doses for some population groups. Also, the presence of dietary factors that reduce zinc absorption contributes to its deficiency. Rice fortified with micronutrients (Ultra Rice®) is a viable alternative for fortification since this cereal is already inserted into the population habit. The aim of this study was to evaluate the bioavailability of zinc (Zn) in rice fortified with zinc oxide. During 42 days, rats were divided into four groups and fed with diets containing two different sources of Zn (test diet: UR® fortified with zinc oxide, or control diet: zinc carbonate (ZnCO3)), supplying 50% or 100%, respectively, of the recommendations of this mineral for animals. Weight gain, food intake, feed efficiency ratio, weight, thickness and length of femur; retention of zinc, calcium (Ca) and magnesium (Mg) in the femur and the concentrations of Zn in femur, plasma and erythrocytes were evaluated. Control diet showed higher weight gain, feed efficiency ratio, retention of Zn and Zn concentration in the femur (p 0.05) for dietary intake, length and thickness of the femur, erythrocyte and plasmatic Zn between groups. Although rice fortified with zinc oxide showed a lower bioavailability compared to ZnCO3, this food can be a viable alternative to be used as a vehicle for fortification.

  15. Possible role of zinc in diminishing lead-related occupational stress-a zinc nutrition concern.

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    Wani, Ab Latif; Ahmad, Ajaz; Shadab, G G H A; Usmani, Jawed Ahmad

    2017-03-01

    Lead and zinc are mostly present at the same occupational source and usually found as co-contaminants. Lead is known to associate with detrimental effects to humans. Zinc however is an essential nutrient and its deficiency causes debilitating effects on growth and development. Besides, it acts as core ion of important enzymes and proteins. The purpose of this study was to examine if zinc concentrations are associated with blood lead levels and if zinc may prevent lead-induced DNA damage. Blood samples were collected from 92 workers as participants occupationally exposed to lead or lead and zinc and 38 comparison participants having no history of such exposure. Lead and zinc levels were determined from blood by atomic absorption spectrophotometry and genetic damage was assessed by comet assay. Correlation was calculated by Spearman's rho. Lead concentrations were observed to increase among workers with increase in years of exposure. There was a significant difference (p lead levels between workers and controls. In addition, significant difference (p lead, while as the inverse effect of zinc on DNA damage. The results suggest that zinc may influence body lead absorption and may have a role in preventing the genetic damage caused by lead.

  16. Association of dietary copper and zinc levels with hepatic copper and zinc concentration in Labrador Retrievers

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    Fieten, H.; Hooijer-Nouwens, B.D.; Biourge, V.; Leegwater, P.A.J.; Watson, A.L.; van den Ingh, T.S.G.A.M.; Rothuizen, J.

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    J Vet Intern Med. 2012 Nov;26(6):1274-80. doi: 10.1111/j.1939-1676.2012.01001.x. Epub 2012 Sep 24. Association of dietary copper and zinc levels with hepatic copper and zinc concentration in labrador retrievers. Fieten H, Hooijer-Nouwens BD, Biourge VC, Leegwater PA, Watson AL, van den Ingh TS,

  17. Enhanced zinc consumption causes memory deficits and increased brain levels of zinc.

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    Flinn, J M; Hunter, D; Linkous, D H; Lanzirotti, A; Smith, L N; Brightwell, J; Jones, B F

    2005-01-17

    Zinc deficiency has been shown to impair cognitive functioning, but little work has been done on the effects of elevated zinc. This research examined the effect on memory of raising Sprague-Dawley rats on enhanced levels of zinc (10 ppm ZnCO3; 0.153 mM) in the drinking water for periods of 3 or 9 months, both pre- and postnatally. Controls were raised on lab water. Memory was tested in a series of Morris Water Maze (MWM) experiments, and zinc-treated rats were found to have impairments in both reference and working memory. They were significantly slower to find a stationary platform and showed greater thigmotaxicity, a measure of anxiety. On a working memory task, where the platform was moved each day, zinc-treated animals had longer latencies over both trials and days, swam further from the platform, and showed greater thigmotaxicity. On trials using an Atlantis platform, which remained in one place but was lowered on probe trials, the zinc-treated animals had significantly fewer platform crossings, spent less time in the target quadrant, and did not swim as close to the platform position. They had significantly greater latency on nonprobe trials. Microprobe synchrotron X-ray fluorescence (microSXRF) confirmed that brain zinc levels were increased by adding ZnCO3 to the drinking water. These data show that long-term dietary administration of zinc can lead to impairments in cognitive function.

  18. Nanoscale zinc silicate from phytoliths

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    Qadri, S. B.; Gorzkowski, E. P.; Rath, B. B.; Feng, C. R.; Amarasinghe, R.; Freitas, J. A.; Culbertson, J. C.; Wollmershauser, J. A.

    2017-10-01

    We report a faster, less expensive method of producing zinc silicate nanoparticles. Such particles are used in high volume to make phosphors and anti-corrosion coatings. The approach makes use of phytoliths (plant rocks), which are microscopic, amorphous, and largely silicate particles embedded in plants, that lend themselves to being easily broken down into nanoparticles. Nanoparticles of Zn2SiO4 were produced in a two stage process. In the refinement stage, plant residue, mixed with an appropriate amount of ZnO, was heated in an argon atmosphere to a temperature exceeding 1400 °C for four to six hours and then heated in air at 650 °C to remove excess carbon. TEM shows 50-100 nm nanoparticles. Raman scattering indicates that only the -Zn2SiO4 crystalline phase was present. X-ray analysis indicated pure rhombohedral R 3 bar phase results from using rice/wheat husks. Both samples luminesced predominantly at 523 nm when illuminated with X-rays or UV laser light.

  19. Estructura y propiedades del material compuesto de base cobre reforzado con partículas intermetálicas de TiB2. // Structure and properties of copper base reinforced with intermetallic particles of TiB2 material.

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    M. López J.

    2002-09-01

    Full Text Available Se estudió las propiedades mecánicas y eléctricas de la aleación compuesta de base cobre reforzada mediante la dispersiónde cerámicas intermetálicas TiB2. La mezcla mecánica cobre-cerámica, se obtuvo aleando cobre en polvo de tamaño 140mm con 1% y 2% de TiB2 en volumen, además de dispersante en un molino planetario de inoxidable martensítico de altaenergía, con moliendas de 12 y 36 horas en atmósfera de argón y razón de carga bolas/masa en polvo de 10:1. Laconsolidación del aleado en polvo se realizó en dos etapas. Primeramente, se compactó uniaxialmente a 650ºC y 90MPa depresión en atmósfera de argón durante 2 horas. Finalmente el compacto se laminó en caliente a 800ºC con un 20% dereducción de área.El objetivo del estudio, es investigar la evolución de las propiedades mecánicas y eléctricas asociadas a los cambiosmicroestructurales producidos por el proceso de compactación y laminación en caliente.Se constató que el proceso de laminación en caliente actúa como un tratamiento de precipitación de fases frágiles, quedisminuyen la dureza y la resistencia a la tracción sin aumentar la ductilidad de los compactos. Cuando la compactaciónuniaxial es uniforme, el laminado en caliente posterior puede obviarse, obteniendo aleaciones con mejores propiedadesmecánicas en desmedro de las eléctricas. La caracterización microestructural realizada con TEM y Microsonda electrónicaWDX, confirma que las cerámicas de TiB2 dispersadas son estables y no se descomponen en otros compuestosintermetálicos con el cobre en el rango de los 800ºC. Microanálisis con TEM muestran la precipitación de fases frágiles deltipo Sigma (s provenientes de la contaminación de los medios de molienda.Palabras claves: Aleación de cobre, propiedades mecánicas, microestructura, laminado en caliente.____________________________________________________________________AbstractIn this paper an analisys of mechanical and electric properties of

  20. Effect of replacement of "zinc finger" zinc on estrogen receptor DNA interactions.

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    Predki, P F; Sarkar, B

    1992-03-25

    Exposure of bovine estrogen receptor to the metal chelators EDTA and 1,10-phenanthroline results in a loss of nonspecific DNA binding, presumably because of the removal of "zinc finger" zinc. Nonspecific DNA binding, as measured by a DNA-cellulose binding assay, can be restored by dialysis of the aporeceptor against buffer containing zinc, cadmium, and cobalt but not with buffer containing copper or nickel. More detailed studies were carried out using a bacterially expressed polypeptide encompassing the DNA binding domain of the human estrogen receptor. Apopolypeptide fails to bind DNA specifically, as measured by mobility shift assay using a consensus estrogen response element hexamer containing oligonucleotide, but DNA binding was restored by dialysis of the apopolypeptide against buffer containing zinc, cadmium, and cobalt but not with buffer containing copper or nickel. Dissociation constants of zinc- and cadmium-reconstituted polypeptide for the estrogen response element hexamer (66 and 48 nM, respectively) are virtually indistinguishable from native polypeptide (Kd = 48 nM) whereas cobalt-reconstituted polypeptide has a lower affinity (Kd = 720 nM). However, native, zinc-, cadmium-, and cobalt-reconstituted polypeptides gave identical results in a methylation interference assay. Competition experiments with zinc and copper or nickel suggest that copper and nickel are able to bind to zinc finger residues but do so nonproductively. The relative affinities copper greater than cadmium greater than zinc greater than cobalt greater than nickel for the polypeptide were determined by a zinc blot competition assay. The ability of cadmium and cobalt to substitute for zinc in the zinc fingers demonstrates a structural "flexibility" in the DNA binding domain as each of these metals has slightly different ionic radii. On the other hand, subtle differences in DNA binding affinity and/or specificity could exist, which may not be detectable here. Also, the ability of metals

  1. Efeito do cobre na população de bactérias e fungos do solo, na associação micorrízica e no cultivo de mudas de Eucalyptus grandis W. Hill ex Maiden, Pinus elliottii Engelm e Peltophorum dubium (Sprengel Taubert

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    Zaida Inês Antoniolli

    2010-09-01

    Full Text Available O cobre é um metal pesado que pode exercer efeitos tóxicos para micro-organismos e plantas. Os fungos ectomicorrízicos são capazes de proteger a planta hospedeira da toxidez dos metais pesados, mas a presença de certas concentrações de metais pode inibir o crescimento destes, prejudicando a simbiose micorrízica e alterar o desenvolvimento das plantas. O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar o efeito de doses de cobre na população de bactérias e fungos do solo, bem como seus efeitos na associação ectomicorrízica e no desenvolvimento de mudas de eucalipto, pinus e canafístula. O levantamento da população de micro-organismos do solo foi realizado em casa de vegetação durante 60 dias e os tratamentos foram doses de sulfato de cobre aplicadas ao solo (0,7; 0,708; 0,716; 0,724 mg kg-1 de solo e mudas de eucalipto e pinus. No segundo experimento, mudas de eucalipto e canafístula inoculadas e não inoculadas com Pisolithus microcarpus (Cooke & Massee Cunn (UFSC Pt 116 receberam doses de cobre de 0, 100, 200 e 300 mg kg-1 de solo. Aos 110 dias, avaliaram-se a massa fresca da parte aérea e radicular, massa seca da parte aérea, altura, diâmetro do colo e porcentagem de colonização ectomicorrízica. No primeiro experimento, a população total de bactérias e fungos do solo foi alterada pela presença do cobre, porém as mudas de eucalipto e pinus não mostraram efeitos da adição do cobre. No segundo experimento, a inoculação das mudas de eucalipto e canafístula com o isolado UFSC Pt 116 favoreceu o desenvolvimento da massa fresca da parte aérea e radicular e a altura das plantas. Conforme os resultados obtidos, a canafístula foi capaz de realizar associação ectomicorrízica com o isolado testado. O desenvolvimento das plântulas de eucalipto e canafístula foi inibido pelos níveis de cobre, mesmo inoculadas com o isolado UFSC Pt 116.

  2. Shield effect of polyaniline between zinc active material and aqueous electrolyte in zinc-air batteries

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    Jo, Yong Nam; Kang, Suk Hyun; Prasanna, K.; Eom, Seung Wook; Lee, Chang Woo

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    The self-discharge behavior of zinc-air batteries is a critical issue that is induced by corrosion and hydrogen evolution reaction (HER) of zinc anodes. Polyaniline (PANI) coatings help control the HER and the corrosion reaction. Herein, PANI is synthesized with different amounts of HCl (20, 50, 100 ml). Among these, the PANI synthesized using 20 ml of HCl (20PANI@Zn) is the most effective for reducing the self-discharge behavior because it provides more amount of coating layer on the surfaces of the zinc particles compared to other prepared materials. This layer prevents direct contact between zinc and the aqueous electrolyte and minimize HER. The 20PANI@Zn shows 85% corrosion inhibition efficiency against pure zinc and results in 97.81% capacity retention after 24 h storage against no-storage condition at ambient temperature.

  3. Low serum zinc level in dpression

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    SA Mousavi

    2006-07-01

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: Major Depressive Disorder (MDD is a common disorder, with a lifetime prevalence of about 15 percent, perhaps as high as 25 percent for women. The etiology of MDD is too complex to be explained totally by a single social, developmental, or biological theory. A variety of factors appear to work together to cause or precipitate depressive disorders. Various functions have been reported for trace elements such as zink in recovery or exacerbation of depression. METHODS: In this experimental study, we studied 46 patients with MDD based on DSM IV criteria, among the patients referred to mental disorders clininc of Noor Hospital. Twenty Patients were men and 26 were women. Thirty two volunteers of general population were evaluated for depression with Beck depression test who did not show any depressive symptoms with this test. A blood sample of 5cc was obtained from each person and the serum zinc concentration was measured. Data gathered and analyzed with SPSS, logistic regression and chi-squar tests. RESULTS: Serum zinc concentrations were 74 to 130 mg/dl in men and 60 to 128 mg/dl in women of control group. Serum zinc concentration was 30 to 60 mg/dl in depressive patients that it was lower in women than men. The difference between serum zinc concentrations of normal and depressive persons was meaningful (P = 0.02. CONCLUSION: In our study, the serum concentration of zinc was about half of normal value. This study replicates previous findings that major depressed subjects show significantly lowered serum zinc concentration. KEYWORDS: Depression, zinc.

  4. Zinc involvement in opioid addiction and analgesia--should zinc supplementation be recommended for opioid-treated persons?

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    Ciubotariu, Diana; Ghiciuc, Cristina Mihaela; Lupușoru, Cătălina Elena

    2015-08-04

    Zinc chelators were shown to facilitate some opioid-withdrawal signs in animals. Zinc deficiency, which affects more than 15% the world's population, is also common among opioid consumers and opioid-treated animals exhibit misbalances of zinc distribution. The present study focuses on how zinc ions interfere with opioid dependence/addiction and analgesia, trying to preliminary discuss if zinc supplementation in opioid-users should be recommended in order to reduce the risk of addiction. All relevant literature was searched up to April 2015. The search was performed using the term "zinc" plus combinations of following terms: "opioid receptors", "opioid" or representatives of this class, "addiction", "dependence", "analgesia", and "pain". Human, animal, in vitro studies and reviews were including. Both human and animal studies revealed decreased serum zinc under opioid-administration conditions, attributed mainly to increased urinary elimination (humans) or redistribution (animals). Moreover, animal studies revealed decreased brain zinc levels in morphine-treated animals, with increased zinc hepatic levels, but also an enhancement of endogenous opioid system activity and a possible reduction of morphine withdrawal by zinc. In vitro studies revealed reduction of opioid ligands binding to receptors by zinc. However, the very few in vivo animal studies on opioid analgesia revealed controversial results, as zinc demonstrated clear analgesic effect, but zinc associated to opioids doesn't result in a potentiation of the analgesic effect. Zinc dietary supplementation in patients treated with opioids for cancer-related chronic pain should be considered, due to the high incidence of zinc deficiency, also well-documented in opioid consumers. The low toxicity of orally-administered zinc also pleads for this idea. The main contra-argument to zinc administration in opioid-treated persons is related to the way zinc influences opioid-induced analgesia.

  5. Zinc supplements for preventing otitis media.

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    Gulani, Anjana; Sachdev, Harshpal S

    2014-06-29

    Otitis media is inflammation of the middle ear and is usually caused by infection. It affects people of all ages but is particularly common in young children. Around 164 million people worldwide have long-term hearing loss caused by this condition, 90% of them in low-income countries. As zinc supplements prevent pneumonia in disadvantaged children, we wanted to investigate whether zinc supplements could also prevent otitis media. To evaluate whether zinc supplements prevent otitis media in adults and children of different ages. We searched CENTRAL (2014, Issue 1), MEDLINE (1950 to February week 4, 2014) and EMBASE (1974 to March 2014). Randomised, placebo-controlled trials of zinc supplements given at least once a week for at least a month for preventing otitis media. Two review authors independently assessed the eligibility and methodological quality of the included trials and extracted and analysed data. We summarised results using risk ratios (RRs) or rate ratios for dichotomous data and mean differences (MDs) for continuous data. We combined trial results where appropriate. No new trials were identified for inclusion in this update. We identified 12 trials for inclusion, 10 of which contributed outcomes data. There were a total of 6820 participants. In trials of healthy children living in low-income communities, two trials did not demonstrate a significant difference between the zinc-supplemented and placebo groups in the numbers of participants experiencing an episode of definite otitis media during follow-up (3191 participants); another trial showed a significantly lower incidence rate of otitis media in the zinc group (rate ratio 0.69, 95% confidence interval (CI) 0.61 to 0.79, n = 1621). A small trial of 39 infants undergoing treatment for severe malnutrition suggested a benefit of zinc for the mean number of episodes of otitis media (mean difference (MD) -1.12 episodes, 95% CI -2.21 to -0.03). Zinc supplements did not seem to cause any serious adverse

  6. Aspectos metabólicos e funcionais do zinco na síndrome de Down Metabolic and functional aspects of zinc in Down syndrome

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    Marques Raynério Costa

    2006-08-01

    Full Text Available Este estudo relata os aspectos funcionais do zinco, bem como a participação desse mineral nas alterações metabólicas presentes em indivíduos portadores de Síndrome de Down. A maioria dos trabalhos realizados observou que o estado nutricional relativo ao zinco nesses pacientes está inadequado, com alterações no sistema antioxidante, imunológico e no metabolismo dos hormônios da tireóide. Estudos in vitro apontam que o zinco participa como cofator da enzima deiodinase tipo II na conversão periférica de Tiroxina em Triiodotironina, e que essa reação está diminuída em indivíduos portadores de Síndrome de Down, o que contribui para a manifestação de distúrbios, como o hipotireoidismo subclínico. As alterações na compartimentalização do zinco no organismo desses indivíduos também favorecem a expressão excessiva da enzima cobre/zinco (Cu/Zn superóxido dismutase, com aumento do estresse oxidativo, e ainda alterações no sistema imune. Na Síndrome de Down, tem sido demonstrada melhora no metabolismo dos hormônios tireoidianos e na função imune, após a suplementação com zinco. Portanto, o papel metabólico do zinco na Síndrome de Down deve ser mais pesquisado, tendo em vista que esse mineral pode contribuir no controle das alterações metabólicas comumente presentes em indivíduos portadores dessa síndrome.This study reports the functional aspects of zinc as well as its participation in the metabolic changes present in individuals with Down syndrome. Most of the studies performed observed that the nutritional status related to zinc in these patients is inadequate, with changes in the antioxidant and immunological systems and in the metabolism of thyroid hormones. In vitro studies show that zinc participates as a cofactor of the enzyme deiodinase type II in the peripheral conversion of thyroxin into triiodothyronine, and that this reaction is decreased in individuals with Down syndrome, contributing to the

  7. Adhesion of Zinc Hot-dip Coatings

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    Michal Černý

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    Full Text Available The work is focused on verification of quality adhesion of zinc coating. It describes elements which affect quality and adhesive solidity within the coating. For assessment itself it will be neccessary to get know the basic elements which can affect adhesion of hot-dip coating which will be essential for choosing suitable samples for verification itself. These elements characterise acoustic responses during delamination coating. They affect elements influencing progress of signal. In research there is also a summary of existing methods for testing adhesion of coatings. As a result a new proposal of a new method comes out for purpose of quality testing of adhesion zinc hot-dip coating. The results of verification of this method are put to scientific analysis and findings lead to assessment of proposed method and its application in technical practise.The goal of this contribution is also include to proposed methodology testing adhesion zinc coating by nondestructive diagnostic method of acoustic emission (AE, which would monitor characterise progress of coating delamination of hot-dip zinc from basic material in way to adhesion tests would be practicable in situ. It can be enabled by analysis and assessment of results acquired by method AE and its application within verification of new method of adhesion anti-corrosive zinc coating.

  8. Relative Penetration of Zinc Oxide and Zinc Ions into Human Skin after Application of Different Zinc Oxide Formulations.

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    Holmes, Amy M; Song, Zhen; Moghimi, Hamid R; Roberts, Michael S

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    Zinc oxide (ZnO) is frequently used in commercial sunscreen formulations to deliver their broad range of UV protection properties. Concern has been raised about the extent to which these ZnO particles (both micronized and nanoparticulate) penetrate the skin and their resultant toxicity. This work has explored the human epidermal skin penetration of zinc oxide and its labile zinc ion dissolution product that may potentially be formed after application of ZnO nanoparticles to human epidermis. Three ZnO nanoparticle formulations were used: a suspension in the oil, capric caprylic triglycerides (CCT), the base formulation commonly used in commercially available sunscreen products; an aqueous ZnO suspension at pH 6, similar to the natural skin surface pH; and an aqueous ZnO suspension at pH 9, a pH at which ZnO is stable and there is minimal pH-induced impairment of epidermal integrity. In each case, the ZnO in the formulations did not penetrate into the intact viable epidermis for any of the formulations but was associated with an enhanced increase in zinc ion fluorescence signal in both the stratum corneum and the viable epidermis. The highest labile zinc fluorescence was found for the ZnO suspension at pH 6. It is concluded that, while topically applied ZnO does not penetrate into the viable epidermis, these applications are associated with hydrolysis of ZnO on the skin surface, leading to an increase in zinc ion levels in the stratum corneum, thence in the viable epidermis and subsequently in the systemic circulation and the urine.

  9. Tolerância de estirpes e isolados de Bradyrhizobium e de Azorhizobium a zinco, cádmio e cobre "in vitro"

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    I. C. B. Trannin

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    Full Text Available Com o objetivo de avaliar a tolerância a metais pesados "in vitro" de estirpes inoculantes (I, isolados de solos contaminados com metais (ISC e de solos não contaminados (ISNC de Bradyrhizobium, simbiontes de Enterolobium contortisiliquum (tamboril e de Acacia mangium (acácia e de Azorhizobium, simbiontes de Sesbania virgata (sesbânia, foram realizados dois experimentos. No primeiro, dez estirpes e, ou, isolados para cada espécie vegetal foram testados em meio YMA modificado por adição de tampões biológicos (HEPES e MES, suplementado com diferentes concentrações de Cu, Cd e Zn. Cobre e Cd foram testados em concentrações de 0 a 40 mg L-1, para ambos os gêneros, enquanto Zn variou de 0 a 1.000 mg L-1, para Bradyrhizobium, e de 0 a 500 mg L-1, para Azorhizobium. O crescimento de rizóbio nas diferentes concentrações de metais foi avaliado com atribuição de valores para os padrões observados (0 a 5. Os ISC de ambos os gêneros foram mais tolerantes, mas Bradyrhizobium tolerou Zn (800 mg L-1 até duas vezes e Cu (40 mg L-1 até oito vezes mais que Azorhizobium. No segundo experimento, estirpes e isolados tolerantes (T, sensíveis (S e de tolerância média (TM a metais selecionados em meio YMA modificado foram estudados em soluções aquosas com diferentes concentrações de Cu (0 a 0,01 mg L-1, Cd e Zn (0 a 1,0 mg L-1. A avaliação do número de células viáveis em soluções de metais foi feita por contagem das unidades formadoras de colônia em 0, 24, 48, 72 e 96 h de incubação, pelo método das diluições sucessivas e inoculação em YMA. Embora as soluções de metais tenham sido mais discriminatórias quanto a tolerância a metais que o meio YMA, estes dois métodos mostraram que: (a Azorhizobium foi mais sensível que Bradyrhizobium, (b os ISC de ambos os gêneros foram mais tolerantes do que os ISNC e (c a ordem de toxidez dos metais foi Cu > Cd > Zn.

  10. Análisis de las principales variables de proceso que influyen en el rechazo de los cátodos durante el electrorrefino del cobre

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    Cifuentes, G.

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available An experimental circuit of copper electrorefining using three types of anodes coming from three different Chilean foundries: Hernán Videla Lira, Las Ventanas and El Teniente was used to simulate the electrorefining process. In this circuit the problem of the cathode rejection and the influence of some process variables in this phenomenon were studied. The variables analyzed were: electrolyte cell flow, solids in suspension, current density, lead doping in the anodes and density and particle size of the anodic slimes generated. The main results obtained from the experimental circuit were the following: the electrolyte flow doesn’t affect significantly the cathodic rejection, an increase of current density produces a decrease of cathodic rejections, the presence of the solids in suspension causes cathodes outside of norm, and to bigger quantity of lead in the anodes smallest were the rejections.

    Se trabajó en un circuito experimental de electrorrefinación de cobre, utilizando tres tipos de ánodos procedentes de tres fundiciones chilenas diferentes: Hernán Videla Lira, Las Ventanas y El Teniente. En este circuito, se estudió el problema del rechazo de cátodos y la influencia de algunas variables de proceso en este fenómeno. Las variables analizadas fueron: flujo de electrolito en la celda, sólidos en suspensión, densidad de corriente, dopado de plomo en los ánodos, densidad de los barros anódicos generados y tamaño de partícula de los barros anódicos. Los principales resultados obtenidos a partir del estudio del circuito experimental fueron los siguientes: el flujo de electrolito no afecta significativamente el rechazo de cátodos, a medida que aumenta la densidad de corriente disminuyen los rechazos, el aumento de los sólidos en suspensión provoca cátodos fuera de norma y a mayor cantidad de plomo en los ánodos menores fueron los rechazos.

  11. Modelación del transporte de cobre en la capa límite en una celda de electrodiálisis

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    Ibáñez, J. P.

    2004-04-01

    Full Text Available A semi empirical model was developed to characterize the transport of cupric ions within the Nernst layer generated between electrolyte bulk and the membrane surface in an electrodialysis cell. The model was derived from fundamental equations and was reduced to a linear expression incorporating the cupric ion transport number in the Nernst layer (t+BL and in the membrane (t+M. The model critical condition is t+BL < 0.5 t+M. The model correctly fits the experimental data when t+BL is 0.02. The model was validated with experimental results previously published by the authors and it accounts for a linear concentration gradient within the Nernst layer.

    Se ha desarrollado un modelo semi empírico que permite establecer el transporte de iones cúpricos a través de la capa límite de Nernst generada entre el seno del electrólito y la superficie de la membrana de una celda de electrodiálisis. El modelo, desarrollado a partir de ecuaciones fundamentales de flujo iónico, fue reducido a una expresión lineal que incorpora los números de transporte en la capa de Nernst (t+BL y en la membrana (t+M. La condición crítica del modelo es que t+BL < 0,5 t+M. El modelo desarrollado converge a los datos experimentales cuando t+BL toma el valor de 0,02. El modelo propuesto fue validado con datos experimentales publicados previamente por los autores y da cuenta de la existencia de un gradiente de concentración lineal de cobre en la capa límite.

  12. Mortes súbitas em bovinos associadas à carência de cobre Sudden deaths in cattle associated with copper deficiency

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    Ana Paula Marques

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available Foi estudado um surto de morte súbita em bovinos no sul do Rio Grande do Sul. Nos animais necropsiados não foram observadas lesões macroscópicas ou microscópicas significativas. Para testar se as mortes súbitas teriam sido causadas por plantas tóxicas, 13 espécies de plantas foram coletadas e administradas a coelhos num total de 440 a 600 g/ kg de peso vivo num período de 7 dias. Os resultados foram negativos. Os teores de cobre no fígado dos bovinos foram muito baixos (3,6±1,6 ppm-base seca sugerindo que as mortes foram causadas por deficiência de cobre. Cinco amostras de pasto, coletadas no local do surto, apresentaram teores normais de Cu (8,4±0,8 ppm-bs e S (0,2%±0,03%-bs, mas altos teores de Fe (522±122 ppm-bs. Um grupo de 10 novilhas foi suplementado com Cu subcutâneo. Este grupo e um grupo controle foram mantidos em área similar à da ocorrência do surto. Teores séricos de Cu, S, Fe, Mo e ceruloplasmina foram determinados bimensalmente durante um ano de experimento. Os teores médios de Cu (1,76±1,06 a 10,34±3,1 µmol/l no grupo controle e 3,86±1,53 a 10,61±1,34 µmol/l para o grupo suplementado e ceruloplamina (6,59±3,93 a 18,61±4,14 mg/l para o grupo controle e 10,35±5,48 a 32,49±6,05 mg/l para o grupo suplementado foram significativamente maiores no grupo suplementado (P=0,0046 para o Cu e P=0,0001 para a ceruloplasmina, mas a maioria das amostras tiveram teores abaixo do normal em ambos os grupos. Houve uma correlação entre os teores de Cu e os de ceruloplasmina (r=0,67, P=0,05. Em ambos os grupos os teores séricos de Fe (40,09±5,22 a 78,48±28,23 µmol/l estiveram acima dos teores normais. Amostras de forragens foram coletadas bimensalmente em sete pontos do campo onde ocorreu o surto para determinação de Cu, Mo, S, Fe e proteína. Os teores de Cu (1,36±0,56 a 4,76±1,15 ppm-bs estiveram abaixo dos requerimentos. Os teores de Mo (0,17±0,06 a 0,96±0,47 ppm-bs estiveram dentro da normalidade. Valores

  13. Evaluación de resinas de intercambio iónico para el control del hierro en soluciones de electro-obtención de cobre

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    Parada, F.

    2010-08-01

    Full Text Available Two commercial resins were evaluated for the extraction of iron from a copper electrowinning solution. Both resins efficiently extract iron. TheMonophosphonic resin has a greater charge capacity than the Diphonix resin and the Diphonix resin shows faster kinetics. Experimental results of the interrupted test and tests with different particle size of resins have demonstrated that extraction kinetics is controlled by diffusion into the particle in both resins. A good agreement with Fick’s model for diffusion inside the particles confirms the proposed mechanism. Finally, temperature favors the process kinetics and its effect on the diffusion coefficient follows Arrhenius law, obtaining a value of 4,89 kcal/mol for theMonophosphonic resin and 4,94 kcal/mol for the Dphonix resin. The aforementioned values are close to typical values for the proposed diffusional control which are 6 to 10 kcal/mol.

    Se evaluaron dos resinas comerciales para la extracción del hierro desde una solución de electro-obtención de cobre. Ambas resinas extraen en forma eficiente el hierro, pero se diferencian en que la resina Monophosphonic tiene una mayor capacidad de carga que la resina Diphonix, mientras que la Diphonix muestra una cinética más rápida. Los resultados de la prueba interrumpida y de las pruebas para determinar el efecto del tamaño de partícula permiten concluir que el control más probable para la cinética de extracción es por la difusión en la partícula en ambas resinas. Un buen ajuste al modelo de Fick para difusión en la partícula confirman el tipo de control propuesto. Finalmente, la temperatura favorece la cinética del proceso de extracción y su efecto en el coeficiente de difusión sigue la ley de Arrhenius obteniendo un valor para la energía de activación de 4,89 kcal/mol para la resina Monophosphonic y 4,94 kcal/mol para la resina Diphonix. Estos valores están cercanos al valor típico para el control propuesto que es de 6 a

  14. Fabrications of zinc-releasing biocement combining zinc calcium phosphate to calcium phosphate cement.

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    Horiuchi, Shinya; Hiasa, Masahiro; Yasue, Akihiro; Sekine, Kazumitsu; Hamada, Kenichi; Asaoka, Kenzo; Tanaka, Eiji

    2014-01-01

    Recently, zinc-releasing bioceramics have been the focus of much attention owing to their bone-forming ability. Thus, some types of zinc-containing calcium phosphate (e.g., zinc-doped tricalcium phosphate and zinc-substituted hydroxyapatite) are examined and their osteoblastic cell responses determined. In this investigation, we studied the effects of zinc calcium phosphate (ZCP) derived from zinc phosphate incorporated into calcium phosphate cement (CPC) in terms of its setting reaction and MC3T3-E1 osteoblast-like cell responses. Compositional analysis by powder X-ray diffraction analysis revealed that HAP crystals were precipitated in the CPC containing 10 or 30wt% ZCP after successfully hardening. However, the crystal growth observed by scanning electron microscopy was delayed in the presence of additional ZCP. These findings indicate that the additional zinc inhibits crystal growth and the conversion of CPC to the HAP crystals. The proliferation of the cells and alkaline phosphatase (ALP) activity were enhanced when 10wt% ZCP was added to CPC. Taken together, ZCP added CPC at an appropriate fraction has a potent promotional effect on bone substitute biomaterials. © 2013 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  15. Nutritional assessment methods for zinc supplementation in prepubertal non-zinc-deficient children

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    Márcia Marília Gomes Dantas Lopes

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    Full Text Available Background: Zinc is an essential nutrient that is required for numerous metabolic functions, and zinc deficiency results in growth retardation, cell-mediated immune dysfunction, and cognitive impairment. Objective: This study evaluated nutritional assessment methods for zinc supplementation in prepubertal non-zinc-deficient children. Design: We performed a randomised, controlled, triple-blind study. The children were divided into a control group (10% sorbitol, n=31 and an experimental group (10 mg Zn/day, n=31 for 3 months. Anthropometric and dietary assessments as well as bioelectrical measurements were performed in all children. Results: Our study showed (1 an increased body mass index for age and an increased phase angle in the experimental group; (2 a positive correlation between nutritional assessment parameters in both groups; (3 increased soft tissue, and mainly fat-free mass, in the body composition of the experimental group, as determined using bioelectrical impedance vector analysis; (4 increased consumption of all nutrients, including zinc, in the experimental group; and (5 an increased serum zinc concentration in both groups (p<0.0001. Conclusions: Given that a reference for body composition analysis does not exist for intervention studies, longitudinal studies are needed to investigate vector migration during zinc supplementation. These results reinforce the importance of employing multiple techniques to assess the nutritional status of populations.

  16. Underwood Memorial Lecture: human zinc homeostasis: good but not perfect.

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    Hambidge, Michael

    2003-05-01

    Three selected aspects of human zinc homeostasis and requirements are reviewed with special reference to studies undertaken by the author and his colleagues: 1) the implications for the calculation of physiologic requirements for zinc of the interrelationship between two key variables of zinc homeostasis, intestinal excretion of endogenous zinc and total absorbed zinc, are examined at levels of absorption below those necessary to meet physiologic requirements; 2) a method for deriving average dietary zinc requirements from zinc-stable isotope tracer/metabolic studies is illustrated with examples of studies being conducted in developing countries; and 3) the effect of reduction of high intakes of phytic acid on zinc bioavailability is examined with test meals prepared from low-phytic-acid maize or isohybrid wild-type control maize.

  17. Zinc: An Essential Trace Element with Potential Benefits to Soldiers

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    McClung, James P; Scrimgeour, Angus G

    2005-01-01

    .... This review highlights the importance of adequate zinc nutrition to soldiers and discusses the potential benefits of supplemental zinc to protect soldiers against a number of diseases currently affecting them, including diarrhea, respiratory diseases, malaria, and leishmaniasis.

  18. The immune system and the impact of zinc during aging

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    Haase Hajo

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available Abstract The trace element zinc is essential for the immune system, and zinc deficiency affects multiple aspects of innate and adaptive immunity. There are remarkable parallels in the immunological changes during aging and zinc deficiency, including a reduction in the activity of the thymus and thymic hormones, a shift of the T helper cell balance toward T helper type 2 cells, decreased response to vaccination, and impaired functions of innate immune cells. Many studies confirm a decline of zinc levels with age. Most of these studies do not classify the majority of elderly as zinc deficient, but even marginal zinc deprivation can affect immune function. Consequently, oral zinc supplementation demonstrates the potential to improve immunity and efficiently downregulates chronic inflammatory responses in the elderly. These data indicate that a wide prevalence of marginal zinc deficiency in elderly people may contribute to immunosenescence.

  19. Subclinical zinc deficiency in Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease.

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    Brewer, George J; Kanzer, Steve H; Zimmerman, Earl A; Molho, Eric S; Celmins, Dzintra F; Heckman, Susan M; Dick, Robert

    2010-11-01

    To evaluate zinc status in Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease, 29 patients with Alzheimer's disease, 30 patients with Parkinson's disease, and 29 age- and sex-matched controls were studied. All patients and controls were older than age 50, and all zinc and copper supplements were prohibited beginning 30 days prior to study. Patients were diagnosed by standard criteria. Blood zinc and urine zinc were measured. Urine zinc was measured in a casual specimen, standardized for dilution by reference to creatinine content. Results showed a significantly lower blood zinc in patients with Alzheimer's and patients with Parkinson's than in controls. Urine zinc excretion, normalized to urine creatinine excretion, was not significantly different in either patient group compared to controls. These patients are probably zinc deficient because of nutritional inadequacy.

  20. Technical feasibility of using silver and copper ions electro generated in the microbiological control of cooling systems; Factibilidad tecnica para emplear iones plata y cobre electrogenerados en el control microbiologico de los sistemas de enfriamiento

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    Silva, Susana M; Martinez Meza, Esteban; Alvarez Gallegos, Alberto [Instituto de Investigaciones Electricas, Temixco, Morelos (Mexico)

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    bacterial populations promoters of the microbiological influenced corrosion and the biological fouling at levels of 1000 c/ml and less, competing with the conventional cooling water treatment processes. Also, the adherence capacity of the biofilm on the surfaces of the cooling system would be seriously affected because the silver is adsorbed to the surface that contains it and still continues its bactericidal effect. Additionally, the coliform bacteria are reduced below the levels accepted by the Mexican Official Standard. A table of the silver required for disinfection of different water qualities is shown and another one on the evaluation of the process and finally one on the effectiveness of the process using the silver/copper system in residual water. [Spanish] El objetivo de este trabajo es determinar la factibilidad tecnica de sustituir el uso de cloro por otro biocida (ionizacion de plata o cobre) no peligroso en aguas de enfriamiento. Esta tecnica de ionizacion podria ser empleada para tratar el agua de procesos industriales en general. El agua empleada provino del agua de repuesto del sistema de enfriamiento de la Central Termoelectrica de Valle de Mexico (CTEVM) y agua residual de las plantas de tratamiento del Instituto Mexicano de Tecnologia del Agua (IMTA) y el Instituto de Investigaciones Electricas (IIE). Los tres tipos de agua empleados tienen caracteristicas fisicas, quimicas y biologicas similares. La metodologia usada fue la prueba de jarras y por sistema continuo. Se indica el analisis bacteriologico llegando a la conclusion. Los sistemas metalicos estudiados en el establecimiento del control microbiologico en el agua residual y agua de repuesto son plata, plata/cobre y cobre en los intervalos de concentracion de 200 mg/L a 3000 mg/L de plata y de 200 mg/L a 1200 mg/L de cobre. Los experimentos realizados en la prueba de jarras (sistema cerrado) se llevaron a cabo a dos temperaturas (25 {+-} 0.5 y 32 {+-} 0.5 ) sin controlar el pH; mientras que en el

  1. Model of how plants sense zinc deficiency

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    Assuncao, Ana G.L.; Persson, Daniel Olof; Husted, Søren

    2013-01-01

    Plants are capable of inducing a range of physico-chemical and microbial modifications of the rhizosphere which can mobilize mineral nutrients or prevent toxic elements from entering the roots. Understanding how plants sense and adapt to variations in nutrient availability is essential in order...... to develop plant-based solutions addressing nutrient-use-efficiency and adaptation to nutrient-limited or -toxic soils. Recently two transcription factors of the bZIP family (basic-region leucine zipper) have been identified in Arabidopsis and shown to be pivotal in the adaptation response to zinc deficiency....... They represent not only the first regulators of zinc homeostasis identified in plants, but also a very promising starting-point that can provide new insights into the molecular basis of how plants sense and adapt to the stress of zinc deficiency. Considering the available information thus far we propose...

  2. Zinc depolarized electrochemical CO2 concentration

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    Woods, R. R.; Marshall, R. D.; Schubert, F. H.

    1975-01-01

    Two zinc depolarized electrochemical carbon dioxide concentrator concepts were analytically and experimentally evaluated for portable life support system carbon dioxide (CO2) removal application. The first concept, referred to as the zinc hydrogen generator electrochemical depolarized CO2 concentrator, uses a ZHG to generate hydrogen for direct use in an EDC. The second concept, referred to as the zinc/electrochemical depolarized concentrator, uses a standard EDC cell construction modified for use with the Zn anode. The Zn anode is consumed and subsequently regenerated, thereby eliminating the need to supply H2 to the EDC for the CO2 removal process. The evaluation was based primarily on an analytical evaluation of the two ZnDCs at projected end item performance and hardware design levels. Both ZnDC concepts for PLSS CO2 removal application were found to be noncompetitive in both total equivalent launch weight and individual extravehicular activity mission volume when compared to other candidate regenerable PLSS CO2 scrubbers.

  3. Immersion autometallography: histochemical in situ capturing of zinc ions in catalytic zinc-sulfur nanocrystals.

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    Danscher, Gorm; Stoltenberg, Meredin; Bruhn, Mikkel; Søndergaard, Chris; Jensen, Dorete

    2004-12-01

    In the mid-1980s, two versions of Timm's original immersion sulfide silver method were published. The authors used immersion of tissue in a sulfide solution as opposed to Timm, who used immersion of tissue blocks in hydrogen sulfide-bubbled alcohol. The autometallography staining resulting from the "sulfide only immersion" was not particularly impressive, but the significance of this return to an old approach became obvious when Wenzel and co-workers presented their approach in connection with introduction by the Palmiter group of zinc transporter 3 (ZnT3). The Wenzel/Palmiter pictures are the first high-resolution, high-quality pictures taken from tissues in which free and loosely bound zinc ions have been captured in zinc-sulfur nanocrystals by immersion. The trick was to place formalin-fixed blocks of mouse brains in a solution containing 3% glutaraldehyde and 0.1% sodium sulfide, ingredients used for transcardial perfusion in the zinc-specific NeoTimm method. That the NeoTimm technique results in silver enhancement of zinc-sulfur nanocrystals has been proved by proton-induced X-ray multielement analyses (PIXE) and in vivo chelation with diethyldithiocarbamate (DEDTC). The aims of the present study were (a) to make the immersion-based capturing of zinc ions in zinc-sulfur nanocrystals work directly on sections and slices of fixed brain tissue, (b) to work out protocols that ensure zinc specificity and optimal quality of the staining, (c) to apply "immersion autometallography" (iZnSAMG) to other tissues that contain zinc-enriched (ZEN) cells, and (d) to make the immersion approach work on unfixed fresh tissue.

  4. Zinc-induced oligomerization of zinc α2 glycoprotein reveals multiple fatty acid-binding sites.

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    Zahid, Henna; Miah, Layeque; Lau, Andy M; Brochard, Lea; Hati, Debolina; Bui, Tam T T; Drake, Alex F; Gor, Jayesh; Perkins, Stephen J; McDermott, Lindsay C

    2016-01-01

    Zinc α2 glycoprotein (ZAG) is an adipokine with a class I MHC protein fold and is associated with obesity and diabetes. Although its intrinsic ligand remains unknown, ZAG binds the dansylated C11 fatty acid 11-(dansylamino)undecanoic acid (DAUDA) in the groove between the α1 and α2 domains. The surface of ZAG has approximately 15 weak zinc-binding sites deemed responsible for precipitation from human plasma. In the present study the functional significance of these metal sites was investigated. Analytical ultracentrifugation (AUC) and CD showed that zinc, but not other divalent metals, causes ZAG to oligomerize in solution. Thus ZAG dimers and trimers were observed in the presence of 1 and 2 mM zinc. Molecular modelling of X-ray scattering curves and sedimentation coefficients indicated a progressive stacking of ZAG monomers, suggesting that the ZAG groove may be occluded in these. Using fluorescence-detected sedimentation velocity, these ZAG-zinc oligomers were again observed in the presence of the fluorescent boron dipyrromethene fatty acid C16-BODIPY (4,4-difluoro-5,7-dimethyl-4-bora-3a,4a-diaza-s-indacene-3-hexadecanoic acid). Fluorescence spectroscopy confirmed that ZAG binds C16-BODIPY. ZAG binding to C16-BODIPY, but not to DAUDA, was reduced by increased zinc concentrations. We conclude that the lipid-binding groove in ZAG contains at least two distinct fatty acid-binding sites for DAUDA and C16-BODIPY, similar to the multiple lipid binding seen in the structurally related immune protein CD1c. In addition, because high concentrations of zinc occur in the pancreas, the perturbation of these multiple lipid-binding sites by zinc may be significant in Type 2 diabetes where dysregulation of ZAG and zinc homoeostasis occurs. © 2016 Authors; published by Portland Press Limited.

  5. Deficiencia de zinc y sus implicaciones funcionales

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    ROSADO JORGE L

    1998-01-01

    Full Text Available El presente trabajo tiene por objeto revisar los aspectos teóricos y los estudios realizados en México que sugieren la existencia de la deficiencia moderada de zinc en niños de población rural, así como algunas de las consecuencias de dicha deficiencia en la salud. El zinc es un nutrimento indispensable para el organismo de los humanos y juega un papel importante en una serie de procesos metabólicos: participa en el sitio catalítico de varios sistemas enzimáticos; participa como ion estructural en membranas biológicas, y guarda una estrecha relación con la síntesis de proteínas, entre otras cosas. Es por esto que la deficiencia de zinc está asociada con consecuencias importantes en la salud y la funcionalidad de los individuos, especialmente durante las primeras etapas de la vida. De relevancia para México es la existencia de una deficiencia moderada de zinc en los niños y las consecuencias que ésta pueda tener en la salud de los mismos. Los estudios realizados sugieren que la deficiencia moderada de zinc se presenta asociada con la ingestión de dietas basadas en alimentos de origen vegetal, las cuales contienen cantidades importantes de inhibidores de la absorción de zinc. Este tipo de dietas se consume habitualmente en las zonas rurales y en la población marginal de las ciudades en el país. Entre las consecuencias más importantes de esta deficiencia se encontró un aumento en la presencia de enfermedades infecciosas, especialmente de diarrea, y posibles alteraciones en el desarrollo de la capacidad cognoscitiva.

  6. Chelating ionic liquids for reversible zinc electrochemistry.

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    Kar, Mega; Winther-Jensen, Bjorn; Forsyth, Maria; MacFarlane, Douglas R

    2013-05-21

    Advanced, high energy-density, metal-air rechargeable batteries, such as zinc-air, are of intense international interest due to their important role in energy storage applications such as electric and hybrid vehicles, and to their ability to deal with the intermittency of renewable energy sources such as solar and wind. Ionic liquids offer a number of ideal thermal and physical properties as potential electrolytes in such large-scale energy storage applications. We describe here the synthesis and characterisation of a family of novel "chelating" ILs designed to chelate and solubilize the zinc ions to create electrolytes for this type of battery. These are based on quaternary alkoxy alkyl ammonium cations of varying oligo-ether side chains and anions such as p-toluene sulfonate, bis(trifluoromethylsulfonyl)amide and dicyanoamides. This work shows that increasing the ether chain length in the cation from two to four oxygens can increase the ionic conductivity and reduce the melting point from 67 °C to 15 °C for the tosylate system. Changing the anion also plays a significant role in the nature of the zinc deposition electrochemistry. We show that zinc can be reversibly deposited from [N(222(20201))][NTf2] and [N(222(202020201))][NTf2] beginning at -1.4 V and -1.7 V vs. SHE, respectively, but not in the case of tosylate based ILs. This indicates that the [NTf2] is a weaker coordinating anion with the zinc cation, compared to the tosylate anion, allowing the coordination of the ether chain to dominate the behavior of the deposition and stripping of zinc ions.

  7. Dietary indicators for assessing the adequacy of population zinc intakes.

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    Hotz, Christine

    2007-09-01

    The assessment of dietary zinc intakes is an important component of evaluating the risk of zinc deficiency in populations, and for designing appropriate food-based interventions, including fortification, to improve zinc intakes. The prevalence of inadequate zinc intakes can describe the relative magnitude of the risk of zinc deficiency in the population and identify subpopulations at elevated risk. As a cornerstone to evaluating the adequacy of population zinc intakes globally, a set of internationally appropriate dietary reference intakes must be defined. The World Health Organization/Food and Agriculture Organization/International Atomic Energy Agency (WHO/FAO/IAEA) and the Food and Nutrition Board/US Institute of Medicine (FNB/IOM) have presented estimated average requirements (EAR) for dietary zinc intake, and, more recently, the International Zinc Nutrition Consultative Group (IZiNCG) presented a revised set of recommendations for international use. A prevalence of inadequate zinc intakes greater than 25% is considered to represent an elevated risk of population zinc deficiency. As the requirement estimates are derived from smaller, clinical studies and, for children, most components of the estimates are extrapolated from data for adults, it was desirable to evaluate their internal validity. The estimated physiological requirements for adult men and women appear to adequately predict zinc status as determined by biochemical indicators of status and/or zinc balance. With the use of data from available studies, the reported prevalence of low serum zinc concentration and the estimated prevalence of inadequate zinc intakes predict similar levels of risk of zinc deficiency, particularly among pregnant and nonpregnant women. Conformity between these two indicators is less consistent for children, suggesting that further data and/or direct studies of zinc requirements among children are needed.

  8. Trichomes of tobacco excrete zinc as zinc-substituted calciumcarbonate and other zinc-containing compounds

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    Sarret, G.; Harada, E.; Choi, Y-E.; Isaure, M.-P.; Geoffroy, N.; Fakra, S.; Marcus, M.A.; Birschwilks, M.; Clemens, S.; Manceau, A.

    2006-01-01

    Tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum L. cv Xanthi) plants were exposed to toxic levels of zinc (Zn). Zn exposure resulted in toxicity signs in plants, and these damages were partly reduced by a calcium (Ca) supplement. Confocal imaging of intracellular Zn using Zinquin showed that Zn was preferentially accumulated in trichomes. Exposure to Zn and Zn + Ca increased the trichome density and induced the production of Ca/Zn mineral grains on the head cells of trichomes. These grains were aggregates of submicrometer-sized crystals and poorly crystalline material and contained Ca as major element, along with subordinate amounts of Zn, manganese, potassium, chlorine, phosphorus, silicon, and magnesium. Micro x-ray diffraction revealed that the large majority of the grains were composed essentially of metal-substituted calcite (CaCO3). CaCO3 polymorphs (aragonite and vaterite) and CaC2O4 (Ca oxalate) mono- and dihydrate also were identified, either as an admixture to calcite or in separate grains. Some grains did not diffract, although they contained Ca, suggesting the presence of amorphous form of Ca. The presence of Zn-substituted calcite was confirmed by Zn K-edge micro-extended x-ray absorption fine structure spectroscopy. Zn bound to organic compounds and Zn-containing silica and phosphate were also identified by this technique. The proportion of Zn-substituted calcite relative to the other species increased with Ca exposure. The production of Zn-containing biogenic calcite and other Zn compounds through the trichomes is a novel mechanism involved in Zn detoxification. This study illustrates the potential of laterally resolved x-ray synchrotron radiation techniques to study biomineralization and metal homeostasis processes in plants.

  9. Zinc, Paint loss and Harmony in blue

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    Andersen, Cecil Krarup; Taube, Michelle; Vila, Anna

    2016-01-01

    P.S. Krøyer’s late and most popular paintings have proven very difficult to preserve, and as zinc white has been known to cause structural problems in paintings, the authors investigate if the damage seen in the late paintings can be related to the use of this relatively new pigment. Eight...... paintings were examined and the results suggest that the shift from using one white pigment to another took place between 1884 and 1889. After 1889, only zinc white was found in the analyzed paint layers. However, the results indicate that the recurring damage in Krøyer’s later paintings cannot be explained...

  10. Computational predictions of zinc oxide hollow structures

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    Tuoc, Vu Ngoc; Huan, Tran Doan; Thao, Nguyen Thi

    2018-03-01

    Nanoporous materials are emerging as potential candidates for a wide range of technological applications in environment, electronic, and optoelectronics, to name just a few. Within this active research area, experimental works are predominant while theoretical/computational prediction and study of these materials face some intrinsic challenges, one of them is how to predict porous structures. We propose a computationally and technically feasible approach for predicting zinc oxide structures with hollows at the nano scale. The designed zinc oxide hollow structures are studied with computations using the density functional tight binding and conventional density functional theory methods, revealing a variety of promising mechanical and electronic properties, which can potentially find future realistic applications.

  11. Non-Chromate Passivation of Zinc

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    Tang, Peter Torben; Bech-Nielsen, G.

    1993-01-01

    After extensive research and development a method for passivation of electroplated zinc has been optimised to provide the best corrosion resistance. This optimisation has lead to two different treatments both based on mo-lybdate and phosphate (from this point forward referred to as MolyPhos). The...... minutes, in any one of the baths, at 60¢XC. Some movement of the submerged samples, or stirring with air-bubbles, should be applied, just as a thorough rinse of the zinc surface immediately before the pas-sivation is extremely important....

  12. The importance of zinc on osteoporotic bones

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    Lima, I.; Lopes, R.T. [Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Rio de Janeiro, RJ (Brazil). Coordenacao dos Programas de Pos-graduacao de Engenharia (COPPE). Programa de Engenharia Nuclear]. E-mail: ricardo@lin.ufrj.br; inaya@lin.ufrj.br; Anjos, M.J. [Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro (UERJ), Rio de Janeiro, RJ (Brazil). Inst. de Fisica]. E-mail: marcelin@lin.ufrj.br; Farias, M.L.F. [Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Rio de Janeiro, RJ (Brazil). Hospital Universitario. Servico de Endocrinologia]. E-mail: fleiuss@hucff.ufrj.br; Rosenthal, D. [Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), RJ (Brazil). Inst. de Biofisica Carlos Chagas Filho. Lab. de Fisiologia Endocrina]. E-mail: doris@biof.ufrj.br

    2007-07-01

    Zinc is an essential element that can be found in bones, such as calcium and phosphorus. It seems to have effects on growth, bone turnover and mineralization making its relationship with bones still opening. The goal of this study is, by XRF analysis, characterized bone samples, with and without pathology, in the trabecular region. For that purpose, it was used an XRF beam line at the Synchrotron Light National Laboratory (Campinas, Brazil). The results show that the profile of the zinc distribution and its concentration on femoral heads are strongly related to the associated pathology. (author)

  13. Eliminación de As (V y producción simultánea de polvo de cobre de un electrolito de Cu(II - As(V - H2SO4 mediante electrodiálisis reactiva

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    Ibáñez, J. P.

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available The removal of As(V and the simultaneous generation of powder of copper from an electrolyte made of As(V - Cu(II - H2SO4 was studied by using electro dialysis at several current densities, temperatures and aeration of the electrolyte. The removal of arsenic was proportional to the current density, temperature and aeration used. The removal of arsenic reached a value of 0.14 mmol/h at 500 A/m2, 25 °C and without aeration, this value increased to 0.31 mmol/h by increasing the aeration to 6.6 l/h. The Cu(II was recovered in a 98 % as a fine arsenic free powder of metallic copper with oxides of copper. The arsenic was removed from the electrolyte by adsorption onto the anodic slimes generated from the lead anode oxidation.Se investigó la utilización de la electrodiálisis reactiva para eliminar arsénico y producir en forma simultánea polvo de cobre de una solución de Cu(II - As(V - H2SO4, a distintas densidades de corriente, temperatura y nivel de aireación de la solución. La eliminación de arsénico fue directamente proporcional a la densidad de corriente, aireación y temperatura. La eliminación alcanzada de As(V fue de 0,14 mmol/h a 500 A/m2, 25 °C y sin aireación, al introducir un flujo de 6,6 l/h de aire a la solución de trabajo se incrementa la eliminación a 0,31 mmol/h. El Cu(II se recupera en un 98 % en la forma de polvo de cobre metálico y óxidos de cobre libres de arsénico. El As(V es eliminado de la solución de trabajo mediante su adsorción en la borra anódica generada por la oxidación del ánodo de plomo empleado.

  14. Effect of zinc deficiency on memory, oxidative stress and blood ...

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    The effect of zinc deficiency on memory function, oxidative stress and blood chemistry in rats was investigated. Forty-two male (65.0±2.78 g) albino Sprague Dawley rats were equally divided into 3 groups, A, B and C. The 3 groups of rats were fed zinc deficient diet, zinc adequate diet and reference diet, respectively, and ...

  15. Implications of zinc on fetal neural tube defects | Vats | Internet ...

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    More investigations on zinc status in mothers during antenatal period, especially in the prenatal development and antenatal zinc status including normal babies and NTD babies are required at population level. Keywords: Neural Tube Defect; Trace Element; Zinc Internet Journal of Medical Update 2012 July;7(2):19-24 ...

  16. Fine structure study on low concentration zinc substituted hydroxyapatite nanoparticles

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    Hu, Wei [Advanced Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering Center, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan 430074 (China); Ma, Jun, E-mail: caltary@gmail.com [Advanced Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering Center, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan 430074 (China); Department of Biomedical Engineering, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan 430074 (China); Wang, Jianglin [Advanced Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering Center, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan 430074 (China); Zhang, Shengmin, E-mail: smzhang@mail.hust.edu.cn [Advanced Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering Center, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan 430074 (China); China-Korea Center for Biomaterials and Nano-biotechnology, Life Science Building, 1037 Luoyu Road, Wuhan 430074 (China); Department of Biomedical Engineering, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan 430074 (China)

    2012-12-01

    The fine structure of zinc substituted hydroxyapatite was studied using experimental analysis and first-principles calculations. The synthetic hydroxyapatite nanoparticles containing low Zn concentration show rod-like morphology. The crystallite sizes and unit-cell volumes tended to decrease with the increased Zn concentration according to X-ray diffraction patterns. The Zn K-edge X-ray absorption spectra and fitting results suggest that the hydroxyapatite doped with 0.1 mole% zinc is different in the zinc coordination environments compared with that containing more zinc. The density function theory calculations were performed on zinc substituted hydroxyapatite. Two mechanisms included replacing calcium by zinc and inserting zinc along the hydroxyl column and were investigated, and the related substitution energies were calculated separately. It is found that the substitution energies are negative and lowest for inserting zinc between the two oxygen atoms along the hydroxyl column (c-axis). Combined with the spectral analysis, it is suggested that the inserting mechanism is favored for low concentration zinc substituted hydroxyapatite. Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer We investigate the fine structure of hydroxyapatite with low content of Zn. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer XANES spectra are similar but a little different at low zinc content. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Zinc ions influence hydroxyapatite crystal formation and lattice parameters. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Formation energies are calculated according to plane-wave density function theory. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Low content of zinc prefers to locate at hydroxyl column in hydroxyapatite lattice.

  17. Effect of zinc treatment on intestinal motility in experimentally ...

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    This antidiarrheal effect of zinc was abolished by propranolol and nifedipine. Zinc sulphate significantly reduced (p< 0.05) intestinal transit time (60.7 ± 7.13%) compared with control (85.7 ± 2.35%). It is concluded that zinc sulphate reduces the frequency of wet faeces output and intestinal motility during diarrhea via ...

  18. Efficacy of highly bioavailable zinc from fortified water

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    Galetti, Valeria; Kujinga, Prosper; Mitchikpè, C.E.S.; Zeder, Christophe; Tay, Fabian; Tossou, Félicien; Hounhouigan, Joseph D.; Zimmermann, Michael B.; Moretti, Diego

    2015-01-01

    Background: Zinc deficiency and contaminated water are major contributors to diarrhea in developing countries. Food fortification with zinc has not shown clear benefits, possibly because of low zinc absorption from inhibitory food matrices. We used a novel pointof-use water ultrafiltration device

  19. Zinc and platelet membrane microviscosity in Alzheimer's disease

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    in Alzheimer's disease. The in vivo effect of zinc on platelet membranes and cognition. Felix C V Potocnik, Susan J van Rensburg,. Camn Pari<, Joshua J F Taljaard, Robin A Emsley. Objectives. To investigate the effects of oral zinc supplementation on: (I) plasma zinc concentrations; (il) platelet membrane microviscosity in ...

  20. CUANTIFICACIÓN, CARACTERIZACIÓN Y COMPOSICIÓN DEL MATERIAL PARTICULADO 2,5, PROCEDENTE DEL USO DE LA COMBARBALITA

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    Ricardo Zamarreño

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    Full Text Available En este trabajo, se muestran los resultados del material particulado P.M. 2,5 en la ciudad de Combarbalá, por la explotación y tallado de la “Combarbalita”. Los monitoreos se realizaron entre los meses de septiembre del 2010 y mayo del 2011. Determinando P.M. 2,5 con una bomba succionadora, cuantificando la concentración de algunos metales, utilizando espectroscopia de absorción atómica. Comprobando las características morfológicas de los componentes, usando la técnica de microscopia de inmersión. El promedio del PM 2,5 es de 22,50 μg/m3, estando bajo los valores recomendados por la EPA. Los elementos con mayores concentraciones son el Hierro, el Cobre, el plomo y el Zinc, el Cadmio posee la menor concentración. Las partículas de 2.5 μm y menores bordean el 36.11% del total analizado, las que tienen dimensiones de 4 a 10 μm suman el 50%. Concluyendo que Combarbalá posee bajos niveles de contaminación de material particulado P.M. 2,5.

  1. The Limiting Phenomena at the Anode of the Electrowinning of Zinc from Zinc Chloride in a Molten Chloride Electrolyte

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    Lans, S.C.

    2004-01-01

    The objective of this research is to investigate the possibilities and technological viability for the electrowinning of zinc from zinc chloride. This research contributes to development of an alternative process, because it provides: ⢠A clear understanding and overview of the present zinc

  2. Effect of short-term zinc supplementation on zinc and selenium tissue distribution and serum antioxidant enzymes.

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    Skalny, Andrey A; Tinkov, Alexey A; Medvedeva, Yulia S; Alchinova, Irina B; Karganov, Mikhail Y; Skalny, Anatoly V; Nikonorov, Alexandr A

    2015-01-01

    A significant association between Zn and Se homeostasis exists. At the same time, data on the influence of zinc supplementation on selenium distribution in organs and tissues seem to be absent. Therefore, the primary objective of the current study is to investigate the influence of zinc asparaginate supplementation on zinc and selenium distribution and serum superoxide dismutase (SOD) and glutathione peroxidase (GPx) activity in Wistar rats. 36 rats were used in the experiment. The duration of the experiment was 7 and 14 days in the first and second series, respectively. The rats in Group I were used as the control ones. Animals in Groups II and III daily obtained zinc asparaginate (ZnA) in the doses of 5 and 15 mg/kg weight, respectively. Zinc and selenium content in liver, kidneys, heart, muscle, serum and hair was assessed using inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry. Serum SOD and GPx activity was analysed spectrophotometrically using Randox kits. Intragastric administration of zinc asparaginate significantly increased liver, kidney, and serum zinc content without affecting skeletal and cardiac muscle levels. Zinc supplementation also stimulated selenium retention in the rats' organs. Moreover, a significant positive correlation between zinc and selenium content was observed. Finally, zinc asparaginate treatment has been shown to modulate serum GPx but not SOD activity. The obtained data indicate that zinc-induced increase in GPx activity may be mediated through modulation of selenium status. However, future studies are required to estimate the exact mechanisms of zinc and selenium interplay.

  3. Prediction model for manure zinc excretion in laying hens.

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    Martin, K M; Vargas-Jurado, N; Purdum, S E

    2017-10-25

    The objective of this research trial was to compare 2 sources of zinc and different levels of supplementation on manure zinc excretion in laying hens. Bovan White Leghorn hens were used in this study and fed one of 6 dietary treatments. Treatments were in a 2 × 3 factorial arrangement with 2 sources of zinc (zinc sulfate or Availa®Zn) and 3 levels (40, 80, or 120 ppm) and were randomly assigned to 48 cages with 5 hens/cage and 8 replicates/treatment. Hens were housed in a tiered manure-belt housing system providing 627.1 cm2/hen and were given access to 110 g/hen/d of feed. Manure samples were collected, and manure zinc content was calculated at 10-week intervals. Data were analyzed using the Glimmix procedure in SAS. There was a significant overall effect of source (P < 0.0001) for zinc content, such that hens fed zinc sulfate had lower amounts of zinc excretion. There was also a significant level effect (P < 0.0001) in which hens fed 120 ppm zinc excreted the greatest amount of zinc. A significant source by level interaction was observed (P < 0.0001) for both the overall and individual analyses, such that 120 ppm Availa®Zn showed the highest zinc excretion, and both 40 ppm zinc sulfate and Availa®Zn showed the lowest zinc excretion. Based on these results, a prediction equation was written for an estimated amount of zinc excretion based on the amount of zinc provided in the diet. © 2017 Poultry Science Association Inc.

  4. Physicochemical characterization of zinc-substituted calcium ...

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    On the contrary, no changes of the crystallinity were observed for the brushite doped with Zn ions. Morphology of attained powders, visualized using scanningelectron microscopy exemplified structural changes between calcium phosphates conjugated with zinc ions. Many authors report that the addition of small amounts of ...

  5. Biosorption of zinc ion: a deep comprehension

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    Mishra, Vishal

    2014-12-01

    Massive industrialization and urbanization of civilization during the last few decades have made a thrust in heavy metal pollution in various water bodies. In past, various kinds of conventional metal ion remediation technologies, such as cementation, osmosis, reverse osmosis, ultrafiltration, etc., have been practised. However, most of these technologies are quite expensive, and lead to the generation of secondary chemical sludge. However, biosorption of heavy metal ions is significantly inexpensive and an eco-friendly technology. Among the series of heavy metals, zinc has gained the significant interest due to its toxicity and easy availability in water bodies. Biosorption of zinc in liquid phase by living, nonliving, conventional and non-conventional biosorbents has been practised extensively in the past. This literature review focuses on the recent trends practised in the field of biosorption of zinc from liquid phase. The present work provides deep insight into various aspects of biosorption of zinc by different mechanisms of biosorption, bioaccumulation, isotherm, kinetic and mechanistic modeling. An exhaustive comparison among different sorts of biomasses has also been given in the present work to enlist all the milestones of biosorption.

  6. Mechanical characterization of microwave sintered zinc oxide

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    The mechanical characterization of microwave sintered zinc oxide disks is reported. The microwave sintering was done with a specially designed applicator placed in a domestic microwave oven operating at a frequency of 2.45 GHz to a maximum power output of 800 Watt. These samples with a wide variation of density ...

  7. Synthesis and characterization of nanocrystalline zinc ferrite

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    Jiang, J.S.; Yang, X.L.; Gao, L.

    1999-01-01

    Nanocrystalline zinc ferrite powders with a partially inverted spinel structure were synthesized by high-energy ball milling in a closed container at ambient temperature from a mixture of alpha-Fe2O3 and ZnO crystalline powders in equimolar ratio. From low-temperature and in-field Mossbauer...

  8. 21 CFR 582.5985 - Zinc chloride.

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    2010-04-01

    ... 21 Food and Drugs 6 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Zinc chloride. 582.5985 Section 582.5985 Food and Drugs FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES (CONTINUED) ANIMAL DRUGS, FEEDS, AND RELATED PRODUCTS SUBSTANCES GENERALLY RECOGNIZED AS SAFE Nutrients and/or Dietary Supplements...

  9. 21 CFR 582.5994 - Zinc stearate.

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    2010-04-01

    ... 21 Food and Drugs 6 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Zinc stearate. 582.5994 Section 582.5994 Food and Drugs FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES (CONTINUED) ANIMAL DRUGS, FEEDS, AND RELATED PRODUCTS SUBSTANCES GENERALLY RECOGNIZED AS SAFE Nutrients and/or Dietary Supplements...

  10. 21 CFR 582.5997 - Zinc sulfate.

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    2010-04-01

    ... 21 Food and Drugs 6 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Zinc sulfate. 582.5997 Section 582.5997 Food and Drugs FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES (CONTINUED) ANIMAL DRUGS, FEEDS, AND RELATED PRODUCTS SUBSTANCES GENERALLY RECOGNIZED AS SAFE Nutrients and/or Dietary Supplements...

  11. 21 CFR 582.5988 - Zinc gluconate.

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    2010-04-01

    ... 21 Food and Drugs 6 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Zinc gluconate. 582.5988 Section 582.5988 Food and Drugs FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES (CONTINUED) ANIMAL DRUGS, FEEDS, AND RELATED PRODUCTS SUBSTANCES GENERALLY RECOGNIZED AS SAFE Nutrients and/or Dietary Supplements...

  12. Photoemission studies of wurtzite zinc oxide.

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    Powell, R. A.; Spicer, W. E.; Mcmenamin, J. C.

    1972-01-01

    The electronic structure of wurtzite zinc oxide, investigated over the widest possible photon energy range by means of photoemission techniques, is described. Of particular interest among the results of the photoemission study are the location of the Zn 3rd core states, the width of the upper valence bands, and structure in the conduction-band and valence-band density of states.

  13. Reaction of irofulven with zinc and acid.

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    McMorris, Trevor C; Moon, Surk-Sik; Kelner, Michael J

    2003-02-01

    Reaction of antitumor agent irofulven (1) with zinc and acetic acid yielded several new indene derivatives (6, 7, 8, 10) as well as the known indene (9). These all have greatly reduced toxicity to human leukemia (HL60) cells compared to irofulven.

  14. Zinc oxide overvoltage control and insulation coordination

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    Breuer, G.D.; Kresge, J.S.; Sakshaug, E.C.

    1984-01-01

    Overvoltage protection in high voltage direct current (HVDC) systems is critical to ensure that the risk of insulation failure is low and that the overall design is cost effective. The use of zinc-oxide arresters with improved and demonstrated features has helped to achieve the performance and reliability levels required of HVDC terminals and systems. 5 reference, 5 figures, 1 table.

  15. Ameliorative effects of selenium and zinc

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    The aim of this study was to determine the effect of a sub-acute 4-week exposure to methidathion (MD) on the hematological system and hepatic integrity of rats. We also assessed whether co-administration of micronutrients such as selenium (Se) and zinc (Zn) prevented MD-induced hepatic damage. Rats were randomly ...

  16. Zinc and selenium nutritional status in vegetarians.

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    de Bortoli, Maritsa Carla; Cozzolino, Silvia Maria Franciscato

    2009-03-01

    A vegetarian diet may have beneficial effects on human health, however when it is not well-balanced may be deficient in some nutrients, as minerals for example. The aim of the present study was to assess the nutritional status of zinc and selenium in vegetarians in the city of São Paulo. A cross-sectional study was performed, and the inclusion criteria were age > or = 18 years, both gender, no use of food or pharmaceutical supplements. Thirty vegetarian, of both genders, mean age of 27 years and 4.5 years of vegetarianism had performed the study, and their mean BMI was 21.5. Zinc plasma concentration was 71 and 62.5 microg/dL for men and women and erythrocyte concentration was 37 microg/gHb for both genders. Selenium concentration was 73.5 and 77.3 microg/L in plasma and 51.4 and 66.9 microg/L in erythrocytes for men and women, respectively. These biochemical values show that, according to the references, selenium blood levels are adequate and zinc concentration in erythrocytes is deficient in the studied population. For this reason, vegetarians should be constantly assessed and receive nutritional support to reduce the effects of inadequate zinc status.

  17. Relationship between Zinc Levels and Anthropometric Indices ...

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    2018-01-24

    Jan 24, 2018 ... intrinsic characteristics of childhood and are marked by complex changes. .... diarrhea, or other clinical conditions known to affect serum zinc. They did not have other chronic illness(es) that affect physical growth such as bronchial asthma, congenital heart disease, chronic renal failure, diabetes mellitus, or ...

  18. Magnesium removal in the electrolytic zinc industry

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    Booster, J.L.

    2003-01-01

    Electrolytic zinc plants need to take measures to control the magnesium content in their process liquors, because the natural magnesium bleed does not balance the input from concentrates. Presently used methods are environmentally unfriendly (due to the production of large amounts of waste gypsum)

  19. Ferromagnetic Behavior in Zinc Ferrite Nanoparticles Synthesized ...

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    Zinc ferrite have been produced and used by humans since long time, however understanding of ZnFe2O4 as a nano structured materials is very useful in order to be used for technological applications. ZnFe2O4 structural, magnetic and electrical properties are different when synthesized using different techniques.

  20. Fibrous zinc anodes for high power batteries

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    Zhang, X. Gregory

    This paper introduces newly developed solid zinc anodes using fibrous material for high power applications in alkaline and large size zinc-air battery systems. The improved performance of the anodes in these two battery systems is demonstrated. The possibilities for control of electrode porosity and for anode/battery design using fibrous materials are discussed in light of experimental data. Because of its mechanical integrity and connectivity, the fibrous solid anode has good electrical conductivity, mechanical stability, and design flexibility for controlling mass distribution, porosity and effective surface area. Experimental data indicated that alkaline cells made of such anodes can have a larger capacity at high discharging currents than commercially available cells. It showed even greater improvement over commercial cells with a non-conventional cell design. Large capacity anodes for a zinc-air battery have also been made and have shown excellent material utilization at various discharge rates. The zinc-air battery was used to power an electric bicycle and demonstrated good results.

  1. Ciprofloxacin conjugated zinc oxide nanoparticle: A camouflage ...

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    Keywords. Zinc oxide nanoparticles; ciprofloxacin; chemical conjugation; antibacterial property. 1. Introduction. Gradual development of antibiotic resistant bacteria is producing severe global threat. Pathogenic species of. Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus aureus and Klebsiella sp. are the common examples of such bacteria ...

  2. The construction of the zinc finger nucleases

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    Michel Morange

    (Email, morange@biologie.ens.fr). Keywords. CRISPR-Cas9; homologous recombination; meganucleases; protein domains; restriction enzymes; synthetic biology; zinc finger. 1. Introduction. In three previous contributions, I tried to show how complex and tortuous had been the historical process that led to the magic tool ...

  3. Evaluación de la corrosión galvánica en amalgamas dentales de alto contenido de cobre por medio de técnicas electroquímicas

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    Castaño Rivera, Patricia; Echavarría Velásquez, Alejandro Iván; Gómez, Gabriel Jaime; Arismendi, Jorge

    2008-01-01

    En este trabajo se evaluó la corrosión galvánica de tres amalgamas dentales de alto contenido de cobre, una nacional Nu Alloy®dp (New Stetic) y dos importadas Contour®TM (Kerr, USA) y GS-80® (SDI, Australia), interactuando galvánicamente y en un diseño in Vitro con los siguientes materiales metálicos de uso odontológico: Titanio CP, Ti-6Al-4V tipo COC®, IPS d.sign 15® (Ni-CrMo) e IPS d.sign 91® (Au-Pd). Con la técnica electroquímica Amperometría de resistencia cero, se midió la evolución de l...

  4. Evaluación de la corrosión galvánica en amalgamas dentales de alto contenido de cobre por medio de técnicas electroquímicas

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    Patricia Castaño Rivera; Alejandro Echavarría Velásquez; Gabriel Jaime Gómez; Jorge Arismendi

    2008-01-01

    En este trabajo se evaluó la corrosión galvánica de tres amalgamas dentales de alto contenido de cobre, una nacional Nu Alloy®dp (New Stetic) y dos importadas Contour®TM (Kerr, USA) y GS-80® (SDI, Australia), interactuando galvánicamente y en un diseño in Vitro con los siguientes materiales metálicos de uso odontológico: Titanio CP, Ti-6Al-4V tipo COC®, IPS d.sign 15® (Ni-Cr-Mo) e IPS d.sign 91® (Au-Pd). Con la técnica electroquímica Amperometría de resistencia cero, se midió la evolución de ...

  5. Especiação química de cobre em ambientes aquáticos próximos ao município do Rio Grande- RS

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    Pereira, Leonardo Contreira

    2009-01-01

    Dissertação(mestrado) - Universidade Federal do Rio Grande, Programa de Pós-Graduação em Engenharia Oceânica, Escola de Engenharia, 2009. O comportamento biogeoquímico dos metais é definido principalmente pelas espécies químicas presentes, ou seja, por sua especiação química. Esse estudo apresenta resultados da especiação química de cobre no estuário da Lagoa dos Patos e na restinga que a separa do Oceano Atlântico. Está previsto que a área do estuário em pouco tempo poderá sofrer impacto...

  6. Biossorção de cobre, manganês e cádmio por biomassas de Saprolegnia subterranea (Dissmann) R.L. Seym. e Pythium torulosum Coker & P. Patt. (Oomycetes)

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    Souza,José Ivanildo de; Schoenlein-Crusius,Iracema Helena; Pires-Zottarelli,Carmen Lídia Amorin; Schoenlein,Norberto Carlos

    2008-01-01

    As biomassas secas dos fungos zoospóricos Saprolegnia subterranea e Pythium torulosum foram avaliadas quanto a biossorção de cobre, manganês e cádmio de soluções aquosas por meio da determinação dos índices "q" (mg de metal adsorvido por g de biomassa) e "R%" (remoção percentual). Os mais elevados índices q foram obtidos quando as biomassas foram colocadas em contato com elevadas concentrações de metais, enquanto que os maiores índices R% foram obtidos em condições de baixas concentrações (p...

  7. Estudo de equilíbrio de fases para sistemas aquosos bifásicos compostos por poli (etileno glicol) 6000, sulfato de cobre ou sulfato de zinco e água, em função da temperatura

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    Carvalho, Marcelo Mendes de

    2007-01-01

    Neste trabalho foram determinados diagramas de equilíbrio para sistemas aquosos bifásicos compostos por poli (etileno glicol) (PEG) 6000 g.mol-1, sulfato de cobre ou sulfato de zinco e água, nas temperaturas de (5, 10, 35 e 45) ºC. Cada diagrama foi composto por cinco linhas de amarração. Na quantificação dos componentes das fases, os teores de sal e água foram obtidos, respectivamente, por medidas de absorção atômica e liofilização. O conteúdo de PEG foi calculado por diferença. Os efeitos d...

  8. Estudo histológico das estruturas periodontais comparando o afastamento gengival pelo uso do anel de cobre e godiva em relação ao uso do fio de algodão, em cães

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    Fernanda Pereira Leirião

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available No presente estudo três cães foram submetidos ao afastamento gengival utilizando-se anel de cobre e godiva de baixa fusão e fio de algodão embebido em cloreto de alumínio com o objetivo de identificar, avaliar e comparar os danos que podem ocorrer ao periodonto de proteção em decorrência dos métodos de afastamento citados. Foram obtidas amostras nos períodos de 0 (zero, 07, 14 e 21 dias, as quais foram avaliadas histologicamente, utilizando-se as técnicas de coloração Hematoxilina / Eosina.

  9. Efeito do cobre na atividade da enzima pirogalol peroxidase em plantas de Myriophyllum aquaticum cultivadas em solução nutritiva Effect of copper on the activity of pirogalol peroxidase in Myriophyllum aquaticum plants cultivated in nutritives solution

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    V.D. Domingos

    2005-06-01

    Full Text Available Myriophyllum aquaticum é uma planta perene, herbácea, que pode se desenvolver totalmente submersa ou com a porção terminal dos ramos acima da superfície da água. É também considerada uma planta daninha que possui elevado potencial de colonização, o qual, dependendo da densidade populacional, pode causar aumento no teor de matéria orgânica e redução de oxigênio na água, comprometendo a qualidade da água e seus usos múltiplos. O objetivo do presente trabalho foi verificar a influência do cobre na atividade da pirogalol peroxidase de plantas de M. aquaticum submetidas à solução nutritiva contendo concentrações de cobre de 1,2; 11,2; 21,2; 31,2; e 41,2 µg L-1. O experimento foi conduzido em um delineamento experimental inteiramente casualizado, com quatro repetições e cinco tratamentos, aos quais as plantas foram submetidas durante 21 dias. Aos 81 dias após a instalação das mudas em solução nutritiva contendo os diferentes níveis de cobre, as folhas foram colhidas a partir do ápice da planta até o final do ramo, que não estavam em contato com a solução. Esse material fresco foi envolvido por plástico transparente e papel-alumínio e, a seguir, congelado em nitrogênio líquido, sendo armazenado em freezer a -20 ºC até o momento da determinação da atividade da enzima pirogalol peroxidase. A atividade da enzima foi progressiva com o aumento das doses de cobre. As plantas cultivadas com 40 µg L-1 de Cu2+ após três semanas, com base em avaliação visual, apresentaram redução no desenvolvimento.Myriophyllum aquaticum is a perennial, herbaceous plant which grows totally submerged or with the terminal portion of the branches above the surface of the water. It is also considered to be a harmful plant, possessing a high colonization potential which, depending on population density, can increase the organic matter content and reduce oxygen in the water, compromising the quality of water and its multiple uses

  10. Determinação simultânea de ácido úrico e epinefrina empregando um sensor à base de nanotubos de carbono e bis-tetracianoquinodimetaneto de tris- fenantrolina de cobre (ii)

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    Pimentel, Dilton Martins

    2013-01-01

    Área de concentração: Química Analítica No presente trabalho foi construído um sensor sensível e seletivo para determinação de ácido úrico e epinefrina por voltametria de pulso diferencial a partir da modificação da superfície de um eletrodo de carbono vítreo com nanotubos de carbono de paredes múltiplas funcionalizados com Cu(phen)3(TCNQ)2 (bis(tetracianoquinodimetaneto) de tris(fenantrolina) de cobre (II)). O compósito foi caracterizado por Microscopia Eletrônica de Varredura, Espectrosc...

  11. Blood gas profile of copper-poisoned in sheep treated with ammonium tetrathiomolybdatePerfil de gases sanguíneos de ovinos intoxicados por cobre e tratados com tetratiomolibidato de amônio

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    Maria Claudia Araripe Sucupira

    2012-05-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this study was to evaluate the blood gas profile of experimentally copper-poisoned sheep (in the pre-hemolytic, hemolytic and post-hemolytic phases that have been treated or not treated with ammonium tetrathiomolybdate. Ten lambs of the Santa Ines breed were divided into two groups: control and ATTM (treated (ammonium tetrathiomolibydate. The animals were submitted to increasing doses of copper sulfate until macroscopic hemoglobinuria was detected.All of the control animals from died within four days of hemolytic crisis, and one sheep from ATTM died during the treatment. There was no difference in blood gas parameters between experimental groups. Higher values of pCO2 were observed during the hemolytic crisis (HC in both groups. The control group had higher mean values of hCO3 in the times HC and 2 days after hemolytic crisis (dA when compared with the time 15 before hemolytic crises (dB. The sheep that were treated with ATTM presented lower values of hCO3 at 7dB and higher levels at the HC. The control and ATTM groups exhibited higher values of BE during the HC. Poisoning resulted in disorder in the acid-base equilibrium, characterized by metabolic alkalosis and respiratory acidosis. Treatment with ATTM was able to reverse the changes in acid-base balance in copper poisoning sheep. O objetivo desse estudo foi avaliar o perfil de gases sanguineos em ovinos experimentalmente intoxicados com cobre (fases: pré-hemoltica, hemolitica e pós-hemolitica tratados ou não com tetratiomolibidato de amônio (ATTM. Dez cordeiros da raça Santa Inês foram divididos em dois grupos:controle (tratados com solução fisiologica a 0,9% e ATTM (tratados com 3,4 mg/kg de tetratiomolibidato de amonio. Os animais foram submetidos a doses crescentes de sulfato de cobre até a observação de hemoglobinúria macroscópica. Todos os animais do grupo controle morreram dentro de quatro dias após observação da hemoglobinúria, e um cordeiro do grupo ATTM

  12. CHANGES OF ZINC CONTAMINATION IN HIPPOCAMPUS CELLS OF ADRENALECTOMIZED RATS

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    Bondaruyk О.А.

    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available Adrenalectomy causes the decline of zinc maintenance in the neurons of hippocampus and B cells of pancreas that has been observed in experiments on rats. The loss of zinc of these cells has been partly compensated by the injection of adrenalin and prednizolon to the adrenalectomized animals. The increase of zinc maintenance in these cells has been caused by the sharp-stress process due to the simultaneous physical activity and immobilization. The given data prove the participation of adrenal glands in the mechanism of zinc exchanges regulation in central (hippocampus and peripheral (cells B of pancreas zinc-containing organs of animals.

  13. An overview of zinc addition for BWR dose rate control

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    Marble, W.J. [GE Nuclear Energy, San Jose, CA (United States)

    1995-03-01

    This paper presents an overview of the BWRs employing feedwater zinc addition to reduce primary system dose rates. It identifies which BWRs are using zinc addition and reviews the mechanical injection and passive addition hardware currently being employed. The impact that zinc has on plant chemistry, including the factor of two to four reduction in reactor water Co-60 concentrations, is discussed. Dose rate results, showing the benefits of implementing zinc on either fresh piping surfaces or on pipes with existing films are reviewed. The advantages of using zinc that is isotopically enhanced by the depletion of the Zn-64 precursor to Zn-65 are identified.

  14. Supercritical carbon dioxide drying of methanol-Zinc borate mixtures

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    Gönen, Mehmet; Balköse, Devrim; Gupta, Ram B.; Ülkü, Semra

    2009-01-01

    Supercritical carbon dioxide (CO 2) drying of zinc borate species was investigated to evaluate possible chemical alterations in the product during the drying. Methanol-wetted zinc borates produced either from borax decahydrate and zinc nitrate hexahydrate (2ZnO · 3B 2O 3 ·7H 2O) or from zinc oxide and boric acid (2ZnO · 3B 2O 3 ·3H 2O) were dried by both conventional and supercritical carbon dioxide drying methods. Zinc borate samples dried by both techniques were characterized using analytic...

  15. Using ZINC to acquire a virtual screening library.

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    Irwin, John J

    2008-06-01

    The ZINC database of commercially available compounds contains biologically relevant representations of purchasable compounds in ready-to-screen formats. ZINC uses catalogs from over 50 compound vendors, changing from time to time to reflect newly available compounds and depleted stock. ZINC is available in subsets that reflect current opinion in the field such as "fragment-like" and "lead-like," and has a facility to create additional small ad hoc subsets. ZINC has a search facility, as well as a service to process molecules that are not in ZINC by uploading them to a server. Copyright 2008 by John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

  16. Espectrofotometría de absorción atómica con tubo en la llama: aplicación en la determinación total de cadmio, plomo y zinc en aguas frescas, agua de mar y sedimentos marinos

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    González Elizabeth

    2004-01-01

    Full Text Available Thermospray flame furnace Atomic Absorption Spectrometry (TS-FF-AAS was used for the total determination of Cd, Pb and Zn in fresh water and seawater samples at µg L-1 levels, and in marine sediment samples at µg g-1 levels. Using a sample loop of 50 µL and a peristaltic pump the samples were transported into the metallic tube placed over an air/acetylene flame, through a ceramic capillary (o.d. = 3.2 mm containing two parallel internal orifices (i.d = 0.5 mm. The detection limits determined for Cd, Pb and Zn using a synthetic water matrix (2.5% m/v NaCl, 0.5% m/v MgCl2 and 0.8% m/v CaCl2 were 0.32 µg L-1; 2.6 µg L-1 and 0.21 µg L-1 respectively. The methodology by TS-FF-AAS was validated by determination of Cd, Pb and Zn in certified reference materials of water and marine sediment, and the t-test for differences between means was applied. No statistically significant differences were established in fresh water and seawater (p>0.05, whereas differences became apparent in marine sediment (p<0.03.

  17. Total diet study in Sao Paulo State: estimation of dietary intakes of toxic (arsenic and cadmium) and essential elements (calcium, chromium, iron, selenium, sodium, potassium and zinc); Estudo de dieta total no Estado de Sao Paulo: estimativa de ingestao dietetica de elementos toxicos (arsenio e cadmio) e essenciais (calcio, cromo, ferro, selenio, sodio, potassio e zinco)

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    Avegliano, Roseane Pagliaro

    2009-07-01

    Total Diet Study (TDS) is based on the evaluation of food samples representing a market basket, which shows dietary habits of a given population. The World Health Organization (WHO) has encouraged countries to conduct their own TDS, which is already being done in several countries, but not yet in Brazil. This study involved essential steps to establish a TDS in Sao Paulo State: a) information about food consumption (a recent national household food budget survey 'POF 2002-2003' by the Brazilian Institute for Geography and Statistics (IBGE), including 5,440 foods); b) development of a Market Basket (sampling of 71 foods consumed more than 2g/day/person, grouped into 30 food groups: cereals; leguminous; leafy, fruity and tuberous vegetables; tropical fruits; other fruits; flours; pasta; breads; biscuits; prime and standard grade beef; pork meat; sausages; poultry; milk/cream; other dairy products; sugars; sweet dishes; salts, sauces; oils, fats, alcoholic beverages; non-alcoholic beverages; coffee; ready-made dishes; seawater and freshwater fishes); c) collection and kitchen preparation in restaurants of the Food service Department of the Coordination of Social Assistance of the University of Sao Paulo (preparing ready-to- consume foods, individually and mixing foods of the same food group); d) chemical analysis (food groups were homogenized, pulverized and analyzed by Instrumental Neutron Activation and GF Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy). Element contents were determined in the 30 food groups. Average element range concentrations and daily dietary intakes were determined. The results of daily dietary intakes in this study (275{+-}31mg Ca; 20.7{+-}1.9{mu}g Cr; 5.7{+-}0.4mg Fe; 861{+-}46mg K; 9.44{+-}0.48{mu}g Se; 1928{+-}278mg Na; 4.25{+-}0.24mg Zn; 1.53{+-}0.43{mu}g As and 1.31{+-}0.16{mu}g Cd) were lower than or similar the results of other Brazilian studies and lower than results of TDS of other countries. This is probably due to the fact that the Market Basket of this study represented only 72% of the weight of the most consumed foods of the Sao Paulo state. Furthermore, some food sources were consumed in low percentages or they were not included in the Market Basket. Although this Market Basket contained only foods consumed in the household and the restricted weight of the Market Basket, this TDS was well structured and was pioneer in its scope in Brazil. This TDS contributes to the knowledge of elements of analyzed food groups of Sao Paulo State. Further Brazilian TDS should be expanded to include additional elements to be analyzed, foods in the Market Basket, and consequently increased number of food groups analyzed. (author)

  18. Environmental exposure of road borders to zinc

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    Blok, J. [Royal Haskoning, P.O. Box 151, 6500 Ad Nijmegen (Netherlands)]. E-mail: Han.Blok@royalhaskoning.com

    2005-09-15

    The emissions of zinc along roads originating from tyre wear, corrosion of safety fence and other traffic-related sources have been quantified and validated by measured long-term loads in road run-off and airborne solids (drift) for 29 published case studies. The distribution pattern over the road border at various distances from the edge of the paved surface is assessed on the basis of 38 published case studies with measured concentrations in soil. For the impact assessment, the road border is differentiated into a zone that is part of the 'technosphere' and the 'target zone' beyond that technosphere that can be considered as part of the receiving environment. The 'technosphere' of the road includes the central reservation, the hard and the soft shoulder or, if one or both shoulders are not present, the so-called obstacle 'free zone' that is defined by road engineers. Pollution within the technosphere may require appropriate management of solid disposal and isolation from groundwater to prevent further distribution of pollutants to the environment. In the target zone along regional roads, the zinc load is about 4 mg/m{sup 2} year and this is of the same order of magnitude as that of atmospheric deposition in areas beyond the influence of roads (background). In the target zone along highways, the zinc load is increased in comparison to the background deposition. The average load of about 38 mg/m{sup 2} year is similar to that in fertilised agricultural land. Because most of the emitted zinc stays in the technosphere, the total amount entering this target zone along highways is limited. From the 140 tons of zinc per year that is released from tyre wear in The Netherlands, 64 tons is emitted in the urban area, 6.5 tons reaches to the target zones of all roads and only 1.1 tons of zinc will enter the target zone along highways. This amount will be further decreased by the application of porous asphalt in the near future. The

  19. Environmental exposure of road borders to zinc.

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    Blok, J

    2005-09-15

    The emissions of zinc along roads originating from tyre wear, corrosion of safety fence and other traffic-related sources have been quantified and validated by measured long-term loads in road run-off and airborne solids (drift) for 29 published case studies. The distribution pattern over the road border at various distances from the edge of the paved surface is assessed on the basis of 38 published case studies with measured concentrations in soil. For the impact assessment, the road border is differentiated into a zone that is part of the "technosphere" and the "target zone" beyond that technosphere that can be considered as part of the receiving environment. The "technosphere" of the road includes the central reservation, the hard and the soft shoulder or, if one or both shoulders are not present, the so-called obstacle "free zone" that is defined by road engineers. Pollution within the technosphere may require appropriate management of solid disposal and isolation from groundwater to prevent further distribution of pollutants to the environment. In the target zone along regional roads, the zinc load is about 4 mg/m(2) year and this is of the same order of magnitude as that of atmospheric deposition in areas beyond the influence of roads (background). In the target zone along highways, the zinc load is increased in comparison to the background deposition. The average load of about 38 mg/m(2) year is similar to that in fertilised agricultural land. Because most of the emitted zinc stays in the technosphere, the total amount entering this target zone along highways is limited. From the 140 tons of zinc per year that is released from tyre wear in The Netherlands, 64 tons is emitted in the urban area, 6.5 tons reaches to the target zones of all roads and only 1.1 tons of zinc will enter the target zone along highways. This amount will be further decreased by the application of porous asphalt in the near future. The emission from safety fence corrosion does not enter

  20. Effect of modifying agents on the hydrophobicity and yield of zinc borate synthesized by zinc oxide

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    Acarali, Nil Baran; Bardakci, Melek; Tugrul, Nurcan; Derun, Emek Moroydor; Piskin, Sabriye

    2013-06-01

    The aim of this study was to synthesize zinc borate using zinc oxide, reference boric acid, and reference zinc borate (reference ZB) as the seed, and to investigate the effects of modifying agents and reaction parameters on the hydrophobicity and yield, respectively. The reaction parameters include reaction time (1-5 h), reactant ratio (H3BO3/ZnO by mass: 2-5), seed ratio (seed crystal/(H3BO3+ZnO) by mass: 0-2wt%), reaction temperature (50-120°C), cooling temperature (10-80°C), and stirring rate (400-700 r/min); the modifying agents involve propylene glycol (PG, 0-6wt%), kerosene (1wt%-6wt%), and oleic acid (OA, 1wt%-6wt%) with solvents (isopropyl alcohol (IPA), ethanol, and methanol). The results of reaction yield obtained from either magnetically or mechanically stirred systems were compared. Zinc borate produced was characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD), Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR), and contact angle tests to identify the hydrophobicity. In conclusion, zinc borate is synthesized successfully under the optimized reaction conditions, and the different modifying agents with various solvents affect the hydrophobicity of zinc borate.

  1. Short-Term Subclinical Zinc Deficiency in Weaned Piglets Affects Cardiac Redox Metabolism and Zinc Concentration.

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    Brugger, Daniel; Windisch, Wilhelm M

    2017-04-01

    Background: Subclinical zinc deficiency (SZD) represents the common zinc malnutrition phenotype. However, its association with oxidative stress is not well understood. The heart muscle may be a promising target for studying early changes in redox metabolism. Objective: We investigated the effects of short-term SZD on cardiac redox metabolism in weaned piglets. Methods: Forty-eight weaned German Large White × Landrace × Piétrain piglets (50% castrated males and 50% females; body weight of 8.5 kg) were fed diets with different zinc concentrations for 8 d. Measurements included cardiac parameters of antioxidative capacity, stress-associated gene expression, and tissue zinc status. Analyses comprised (linear, broken-line) regression models and Pearson correlation coefficients. Results: Glutathione and α-tocopherol concentrations as well as catalase, glutathione reductase, B-cell lymphoma 2-associated X protein, and caspase 9 gene expression plateaued in response to reduction in dietary zinc from 88.0 to 57.6, 36.0, 36.5, 41.3, 55.3, and 33.8 mg/kg, respectively ( P SZD decreased cardiac antioxidative capacity of weaned piglets while simultaneously increasing stress-associated gene expression and zinc concentration. This is the first report to our knowledge on the effects of SZD on redox metabolism. © 2017 American Society for Nutrition.

  2. Nutritional assessment methods for zinc supplementation in prepubertal non-zinc-deficient children.

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    Lopes, Márcia Marília Gomes Dantas; de Brito, Naira Josele Neves; de Medeiros Rocha, Érika Dantas; França, Mardone Cavalcante; de Almeida, Maria das Graças; Brandão-Neto, José

    2015-01-01

    Zinc is an essential nutrient that is required for numerous metabolic functions, and zinc deficiency results in growth retardation, cell-mediated immune dysfunction, and cognitive impairment. This study evaluated nutritional assessment methods for zinc supplementation in prepubertal non-zinc-deficient children. We performed a randomised, controlled, triple-blind study. The children were divided into a control group (10% sorbitol, n=31) and an experimental group (10 mg Zn/day, n=31) for 3 months. Anthropometric and dietary assessments as well as bioelectrical measurements were performed in all children. Our study showed (1) an increased body mass index for age and an increased phase angle in the experimental group; (2) a positive correlation between nutritional assessment parameters in both groups; (3) increased soft tissue, and mainly fat-free mass, in the body composition of the experimental group, as determined using bioelectrical impedance vector analysis; (4) increased consumption of all nutrients, including zinc, in the experimental group; and (5) an increased serum zinc concentration in both groups (pnutritional status of populations.

  3. Modeling nucleation and growth of zinc oxide during discharge of primary zinc-air batteries

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    Stamm, Johannes; Varzi, Alberto; Latz, Arnulf; Horstmann, Birger

    2017-08-01

    Metal-air batteries are among the most promising next-generation energy storage devices. Relying on abundant materials and offering high energy densities, potential applications lie in the fields of electro-mobility, portable electronics, and stationary grid applications. Now, research on secondary zinc-air batteries is revived, which are commercialized as primary hearing aid batteries. One of the main obstacles for making zinc-air batteries rechargeable is their poor lifetime due to the degradation of alkaline electrolyte in contact with atmospheric carbon dioxide. In this article, we present a continuum theory of a commercial Varta PowerOne button cell. Our model contains dissolution of zinc and nucleation and growth of zinc oxide in the anode, thermodynamically consistent electrolyte transport in porous media, and multi-phase coexistance in the gas diffusion electrode. We perform electrochemical measurements and validate our model. Excellent agreement between theory and experiment is found and novel insights into the role of zinc oxide nucleation and growth and carbon dioxide dissolution for discharge and lifetime is presented. We demonstrate the implications of our work for the development of rechargeable zinc-air batteries.

  4. Prognostic value of serum zinc levels in patients with acute HC/zinc chloride smoke inhalation.

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    Xie, Fei; Zhang, Xingang; Xie, Lixin

    2017-09-01

    Hexachloroethane (HC)/zinc chloride (ZnCl, smoke bomb) exposure in the military setting results in lung injury which is uncommon and has been rarely described in previous studies. The aim of this study is to investigate the correlation between the serum zinc in patients with HC/ZnCl smoke inhalation lung injury and disease severity. A total of 15 patients with HC/ZnCl-related conditions were recruited in this study. The serum zinc level and the pulmonary function tests and liver function tests including total lung capacity (TLC), forced vital capacity (FVC), forced expiratory pressure in 1 second (FEV1), alanine aminotransferase (ALT), and aspartate transaminase (AST) were analyzed. Eleven cases had mild clinical manifestations. Four cases rapidly developed features typical of severe adult respiratory distress syndrome. The level of serum zinc was increased, but FVC, FEV1, and TLC was decreased significantly in the moderate and severe cases. In addition, the serum zinc level correlated well with the TLC, FVC, and FEV1 (r = -0.587, -0.626, -0.617, respectively; P = .027, .017, .019, respectively). The 4 cases in moderate and severe group had delayed impairment of liver functions after the accident. This study suggested that the serum zinc level may be associated with the severity of lung and liver injuries after HC/ZnCl smoke inhalation.

  5. Efeito da suplementação de cobre e selênio na dieta de novilhos Brangus sobre o desempenho e fermentação ruminal The effects of copper and selenium supplementation in the diet of Brangus steers on performance and rumen fermentation

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    G.R. Del Claro

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    Full Text Available Vinte e oito bovinos Brangus foram usados para determinar o efeito da suplementação de cobre e selênio no desempenho e na fermentação ruminal. Os animais foram divididos em: 1 C(Controle - sem a suplementação de cobre e selênio; 2 Se - 2mg Se/kg de matéria seca na forma de selenito de sódio; 3 Cu - 40mg Cu/kg de matéria seca na forma de sulfato de cobre; 4 Se/Cu - 2mg Se/kg de matéria seca na forma de selenito de sódio e 40mg Cu/kg de matéria seca na forma de sulfato de cobre. As pesagens dos animais foram feitas em intervalos de 28 dias, após jejum completo de 18 horas. Foram colhidas amostras de líquido ruminal para análises de ácidos graxos voláteis e pH. O ganho de peso diário aumentou com a suplementação de Se (P0,05. Os animais submetidos à suplementação com Cu apresentaram menor pH ruminal quando comparado com a suplementação Se/Cu (P0,05 entre os tratamentos. Apesar do pouco efeito na fermentação ruminal, as suplementações de selênio, cobre e selênio/cobre proporcionaram uma melhor eficiência alimentar.Twenty-eight Brangus cattle were used to determine the effect of copper and selenium supplementation on performance and rumen fermentation. The animals were divided in: 1 (Control - without supplementation of copper and selenium; 2 Se - 2mg Se/kg of dry matter as sodium selenite; 3 Cu - 40mg Cu/kg of dry matter as copper sulphate; 4 Se/Cu - 2mg Se/kg of dry matter as sodium selenite and 40mg Cu/kg of dry matter as copper sulphate. Animal weighing was performed in 28 day intervals, after 18 hours of fasting. Samples of rumen liquid were collected for analysis of volatile fatty acid and pH. The daily weight gain increased with selenium supplementation (P0.05. The animals that received copper supplementation had lower pH rumen compared with selenium/copper supplementation (P0.05 among treatments. Despite the little effect on rumen fermentation, the supplementations of selenium, copper and selenium

  6. Evaluation of the serum zinc level in patients with vitiligo

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    Majid Rostami Mogaddam

    2017-04-01

    Full Text Available Introduction : Vitiligo is an acquired, idiopathic disorder characterized by circumscribed depigmented macules and patches, which affects approximately 0.1–2% of the general population worldwide. Zinc is an essential trace element that is necessary for growth and development at all stages of life. Some studies have reported an association between serum zinc levels and vitiligo. Aim : To measure the serum zinc level in patients with vitiligo compared to healthy subjects. Material and methods : One hundred patients with vitiligo and 100 healthy controls were referred to our clinic. The two groups were matched for age and sex. Atomic absorption spectrophotometry was used to measure serum zinc levels. The statistical analysis was performed using SPSS software. Results : The mean serum level of zinc in vitiligo patients and controls was 80.11 ±17.10 µg/dl and 96.10 ±16.16 µg/dl, respectively. The serum zinc level in patients with vitiligo was significantly lower than in healthy controls (p = 0.0001. Conclusions : The results of our study revealed a significant association between vitiligo and serum zinc levels. A relative decrease in the serum zinc level in vitiligo patients can highlight the role of zinc in the pathogenesis of vitiligo, and large-scale studies need to be conducted to confirm these findings and assess the effect of oral zinc supplements in patients with low zinc levels.

  7. The Essential Toxin: Impact of Zinc on Human Health

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    Laura M. Plum

    2010-03-01

    Full Text Available Compared to several other metal ions with similar chemical properties, zinc is relatively harmless. Only exposure to high doses has toxic effects, making acute zinc intoxication a rare event. In addition to acute intoxication, long-term, high-dose zinc supplementation interferes with the uptake of copper. Hence, many of its toxic effects are in fact due to copper deficiency. While systemic homeostasis and efficient regulatory mechanisms on the cellular level generally prevent the uptake of cytotoxic doses of exogenous zinc, endogenous zinc plays a significant role in cytotoxic events in single cells. Here, zinc influences apoptosis by acting on several molecular regulators of programmed cell death, including caspases and proteins from the Bcl and Bax families. One organ where zinc is prominently involved in cell death is the brain, and cytotoxicity in consequence of ischemia or trauma involves the accumulation of free zinc. Rather than being a toxic metal ion, zinc is an essential trace element. Whereas intoxication by excessive exposure is rare, zinc deficiency is widespread and has a detrimental impact on growth, neuronal development, and immunity, and in severe cases its consequences are lethal. Zinc deficiency caused by malnutrition and foods with low bioavailability, aging, certain diseases, or deregulated homeostasis is a far more common risk to human health than intoxication.

  8. Comparative studies on acid leaching of zinc waste materials

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    Rudnik, Ewa; Włoch, Grzegorz; Szatan, Leszek

    2017-11-01

    Three industrial waste materials were characterized in terms of their elemental and phase compositions, leaching behaviour in 10% sulfuric acid solution as well as leaching thermal effects. Slag from melting of mixed metallic scrap contained about 50% Zn and 10% Pb. It consisted mainly of various oxides and oxy-chlorides of metals. Zinc spray metallizing dust contained about 77% Zn in form of zinc and/or zinc-iron oxides, zinc metal and Zn-Fe intermetallic. Zinc ash from hot dip galvanizing was a mixture of zinc oxide, metallic zinc and zinc hydroxide chloride and contained about 80% Zn. Dissolution efficiency of zinc from the first material was 80% (independently on the solid to liquid ratio, 50–150 kg/m3), while decrease of the efficacy from 80% to 60% with increased solid to liquid ratio for the two remaining materials was observed. Both increase in the temperature (20 °C to 35 °C) and agitation rate (300 rpm to 900 rpm) did not improve seriously the leaching results. In all cases, transfer of zinc ions to the leachate was accompanied by different levels of solution contamination, depending on the type of the waste. Leaching of the materials was exothermic with the similar reaction heats for two high oxide-type products (slag, zinc ash) and higher values for the spray metallizing dust.

  9. Process for preparing zinc oxide-based sorbents

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    Gangwal, Santosh Kumar [Cary, NC; Turk, Brian Scott [Durham, NC; Gupta, Raghubir Prasad [Durham, NC

    2011-06-07

    The disclosure relates to zinc oxide-based sorbents, and processes for preparing and using them. The sorbents are preferably used to remove one or more reduced sulfur species from gas streams. The sorbents comprise an active zinc component, optionally in combination with one or more promoter components and/or one or more substantially inert components. The active zinc component is a two phase material, consisting essentially of a zinc oxide (ZnO) phase and a zinc aluminate (ZnAl.sub.2O.sub.4) phase. Each of the two phases is characterized by a relatively small crystallite size of typically less than about 500 Angstroms. Preferably the sorbents are prepared by converting a precursor mixture, comprising a precipitated zinc oxide precursor and a precipitated aluminum oxide precursor, to the two-phase, active zinc oxide containing component.

  10. Un método para el tratamiento de las pilas y baterías domésticas usadas de tamaño medio. III Parte. Propuesta de un método para su tratamiento

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    de Juan, D.

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    Full Text Available A method for the primary treatment of spent batteries and domestic cells is proposed. Basic processes for the secondary treatment, metals recovering and detoxifying wastes are developed. Iron is directly recovered in the primary treatment as a ferrous scrap. Zinc is recovered from ammoniacal solution obtained in primary treatment by means of a hydrothermal process. For recovering cadmium, copper and nickel, a cementation with zinc dusts is proposed along with the application of the COCADEX process. Detoxifying the fraction bioxide obtained and the mercury recovered are made by heat treatment at 300- 400°C. The heat treatment wastes and the non ferrous fraction can be treated in a Waelz furnace, for the simultaneous recovery of zinc and cadmium contained in the waste as a Waelz oxide.

    Se propone un método para llevar a cabo el tratamiento primario de las pilas y baterías domésticas usadas. Se desarrollan los procesos necesarios para realizar el tratamiento secundario, recuperar los metales contenidos y separar los componentes tóxicos de los residuos. En el tratamiento primario se recupera el hierro directamente como una chatarra férrea. El cinc se recupera de la disolución amoniacal procedente del tratamiento primario mediante un proceso hidrotermal. Para la recuperación del cadmio, cobre y níquel se propone su cementación con polvo de cinc y posterior aplicación del proceso COCADEX. La eliminación de los productos tóxicos de la fracción bióxido resultante, así como la recuperación del mercurio se realizan mediante calcinación a 300-400 °C. El residuo de calcinación y la fracción no férrea se pueden tratar conjuntamente en un horno Waelz para recuperar simultáneamente el cinc y el cadmio residual como óxido Waelz.

  11. Determinaciones coulométricas sobre probetas de cobre expuestas a vapores con bajos contenidos de ácido propiónico

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    Alejandro Echavarría

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    Full Text Available En el presente estudio se evaluó el efecto de tres concentraciones de vapor de ácido propiónico (260, 380 y 680 partes por billón en volumen, ppbv en una corriente de aire a 30 °C y 90% de humedad relativa sobre el deterioro del cobre, mediante la determinación de la carga total requerida para reducir los compuestos formados, utilizando la técnica de la reducción coulométrica según norma ASTM B-825-97. Los ensayos electroquímicos se realizaron para 7, 14 y 21 días de exposición. Además, se hicieron determinaciones gravimétricas a los 21 días de exposición, según norma ASTM G1-90, para comparar la velocidad de corrosión con los resultados electroquímicos. Las exposiciones se realizaron en una cámara climática con controles electrónicos de temperatura y de humedad relativa a un flujo de aire constante de 4 L/min. El contaminante fue agregado al flujo del aire mediante tubos de emisión de ácido propiónico con diferentes aberturas de emisión y certificados gravimétricamente a 2.650, 3.750 y 6.900 ng/min. Los resultados mostraron diferencias estadísticas (con 95% de confiabilidad para la carga requerida en la reducción total de los óxidos entre los 7 y 21 días de exposición y que ésta también aumenta con el nivel de contaminante, indicando que los productos de corrosión crecen con el tiempo de exposición y con el aumento en la concentración del ácido. Particularmente se encontró que la técnica de reducción coulométrica es más confiable que la gravimétrica para evaluar la velocidad de corrosión en estos ambientes, típicos de atmósferas de muy baja agresividad. En la técnica gravimétrica, la remoción de metal base inherente al proceso de decapado ácido es del mismo orden de magnitud con respecto al de los productos formados en el proceso de corrosión, conduciendo a alta dispersión de los resultados

  12. Formação e crescimento do óxido de zinco e óxido de zinco dopado com cobre

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    Zinc oxide (ZnO) nanoparticles were prepared by a sol-gel method, adapted from a synthesis route already well established. The kinetics of the ZnO synthesis was monitored by in situ UV-visible absorbance spectroscopy, pH measurements and small angle X-ray scattering (SAXS). Results allowed proposing a new mechanism of ZnO formation and growth. The second step of this work was to establish a new route of synthesis to obtain copper doped ZnO from two different sources: copper (II) acetate and c...

  13. Biomarkers of Nutrition for Development (BOND)—Zinc Review12345

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    King, Janet C; Brown, Kenneth H; Gibson, Rosalind S; Krebs, Nancy F; Lowe, Nicola M; Siekmann, Jonathan H; Raiten, Daniel J

    2016-01-01

    Zinc is required for multiple metabolic processes as a structural, regulatory, or catalytic ion. Cellular, tissue, and whole-body zinc homeostasis is tightly controlled to sustain metabolic functions over a wide range of zinc intakes, making it difficult to assess zinc insufficiency or excess. The BOND (Biomarkers of Nutrition for Development) Zinc Expert Panel recommends 3 measurements for estimating zinc status: dietary zinc intake, plasma zinc concentration (PZC), and height-for-age of growing infants and children. The amount of dietary zinc potentially available for absorption, which requires an estimate of dietary zinc and phytate, can be used to identify individuals and populations at risk of zinc deficiency. PZCs respond to severe dietary zinc restriction and to zinc supplementation; they also change with shifts in whole-body zinc balance and clinical signs of zinc deficiency. PZC cutoffs are available to identify individuals and populations at risk of zinc deficiency. However, there are limitations in using the PZC to assess zinc status. PZCs respond less to additional zinc provided in food than to a supplement administered between meals, there is considerable interindividual variability in PZCs with changes in dietary zinc, and PZCs are influenced by recent meal consumption, the time of day, inflammation, and certain drugs and hormones. Insufficient data are available on hair, urinary, nail, and blood cell zinc responses to changes in dietary zinc to recommend these biomarkers for assessing zinc status. Of the potential functional indicators of zinc, growth is the only one that is recommended. Because pharmacologic zinc doses are unlikely to enhance growth, a growth response to supplemental zinc is interpreted as indicating pre-existing zinc deficiency. Other functional indicators reviewed but not recommended for assessing zinc nutrition in clinical or field settings because of insufficient information are the activity or amounts of zinc-dependent enzymes

  14. Analysis of cellular responses of macrophages to zinc ions and zinc oxide nanoparticles: a combined targeted and proteomic approach.

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    Triboulet, Sarah; Aude-Garcia, Catherine; Armand, Lucie; Gerdil, Adèle; Diemer, Hélène; Proamer, Fabienne; Collin-Faure, Véronique; Habert, Aurélie; Strub, Jean-Marc; Hanau, Daniel; Herlin, Nathalie; Carrière, Marie; Van Dorsselaer, Alain; Rabilloud, Thierry

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    Two different zinc oxide nanoparticles, as well as zinc ions, are used to study the cellular responses of the RAW 264 macrophage cell line. A proteomic screen is used to provide a wide view of the molecular effects of zinc, and the most prominent results are cross-validated by targeted studies. Furthermore, the alteration of important macrophage functions (e.g. phagocytosis) by zinc is also investigated. The intracellular dissolution/uptake of zinc is also studied to further characterize zinc toxicity. Zinc oxide nanoparticles dissolve readily in the cells, leading to high intracellular zinc concentrations, mostly as protein-bound zinc. The proteomic screen reveals a rather weak response in the oxidative stress response pathway, but a strong response both in the central metabolism and in the proteasomal protein degradation pathway. Targeted experiments confirm that carbohydrate catabolism and proteasome are critical determinants of sensitivity to zinc, which also induces DNA damage. Conversely, glutathione levels and phagocytosis appear unaffected at moderately toxic zinc concentrations.

  15. Effects of maternal mild zinc deficiency and different ways of zinc supplementation for offspring on learning and memory

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    Xiaogang Yu

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    Full Text Available Background: The effect of different ways of zinc supplementation on spatial learning and memory remains unclear. Objectives: This study aims to assess the effectiveness of two ways of zinc supplementation – oral use and intravenous transfusion – in zinc-deficient offspring rats on learning and memory. Design: Rats were randomly divided into six groups on the first day of pregnancy (n=12: control (CO, pair fed (PF, zinc deprived (ZD, oral zinc supplementation (OZS, injection zinc supplementation (IZS, and injection control. The offspring's spatial learning and memory were tested at postnatal day 35 using Morris water maze (MWM. Maternal rats’ serum zinc was measured at postnatal day 21, while pups’ serum zinc was measured at postnatal day 35. Results: Compared with the CO and PF groups, pups in ZD group spent more time finding the latent platform and swam longer distances (p0.05. However, compared with ZD groups, pups in IZS did not show any improvement in the indexes of MWM (p>0.05 although their zinc serum concentration increased significantly (p<0.05. Conclusions: These results indicate that mild zinc deficiency during pregnancy and lactation leads to the impairment of learning and memory function in offspring, and that OZS, instead of intravenous transfusion zinc supplementation, can recover the impairment of spatial learning and memory function.

  16. Effect of zinc supplementation on body mass index and serum levels of zinc and leptin in pediatric hemodialysis patients

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    El-Shazly AN

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    Full Text Available Ahmed Nabih El-Shazly,1 Soha Abd El-Hady Ibrahim,1 Ghada Mohamed El-Mashad,2 Jehan H Sabry,3 Nashwa Said Sherbini11Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, Benha University, Banha, 2Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, Menoufia University, Shibin Al Kawm, 3Department of Clinical and Chemical Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, Benha University, Banha, Egypt Introduction: Zinc is an essential trace element for human nutrition, and its deficiency is associated with anorexia, poor food efficiency, growth retardation, and impaired neurological and immune systems. The zinc-deficiency rate is particularly high in many disease states, such as with end-stage renal disease patients undertaking hemodialysis. The aim of this study was to determine the effect of zinc supplementation on body mass index (BMI and serum levels of zinc and leptin in pediatric hemodialysis patients. Patients and methods: This was a prospective clinical trial study in which 60 hemodialysis patients were randomly divided into two groups: group I received 50–100 mg zinc sulfate (equivalent to 11–22 mg elemental zinc according to age, sex, and nutritional status of the child; and group II received placebo (cornstarch twice daily for 90 days. Anthropometric measurements were taken, and serum zinc and leptin levels were determined by colorimetric test with 5-Br-3'-phosphoadenosine-5'-phosphosulfate and enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay, respectively, at days 0 and 90 of the study. Results: Zinc supplementation resulted in a significant increase in mean serum zinc level and BMI. Serum leptin decreased significantly after supplementation in children under hemodialysis. A significant negative correlation was observed between serum zinc and leptin levels as a result of zinc supplementation. Conclusion: There was an increase in serum zinc level and BMI and decreased serum leptin after zinc supplementation in children under hemodialysis. Keywords: serum zinc, serum leptin

  17. Avaliação e remoção de cobre em aguardentes de cana pela utilização dos aluminossilicatos: zeólita e bentonita Evaluation and removal of sugar cane brandy using aluminossilicates: zeolite and bentonite

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    Fabiane de Oliveira Cantão

    2010-10-01

    Full Text Available A cachaça, bebida genuinamente nacional, é um produto de grande aceitação nos mercados interno e externo. Durante o processo de produção há alguns pontos críticos, ocorrendo a formação de contaminantes que podem afetar a qualidade da bebida, sendo necessário o conhecimento de sua composição química. Com este trabalho, objetivou-se comparar o comportamento do cobre, quando presente em solução alcoólica 40% e uma aguardente comercial (utilizando sulfato de cobre pentaidratado como fonte desse mesmo metal, além de avaliar a remoção de cobre na bebida, utilizando dois aluminossilicatos (zeólita e bentonita comumente empregados na adsorção de metais. A zeólita e bentonita adsorveram mais cobre quando estiveram presentes em solução alcoólica do que em aguardente. Esses resultados sugerem que o cobre em aguardente deva estar ligado a moléculas volumosas, dificultando sua entrada nos pequenos poros da argila bentonita e da zeólita ZSM-5. Quando os aluminossilicatos estiveram presentes na aguardente impregnada com cobre em alambique, a bentonita foi mais eficiente na remoção do cobre do que a zeólita; no entanto a zeólita é mais recomendada na remoção do cobre, pois a redução das concentrações dos componentes secundários foi menor, não descaracterizando a bebida.The "cachaça", a genuinely national drink, is a product of great acceptance in the domestic and international markets. Therefore, we need to know its chemical composition, as in the production process a few critical points due to the presence of contaminants that can affect the quality of the drink. This work is aimed to compare the behaviour of copper, when present in a 40% alcohol solution and a "cachaça" trade (using copper sulfate pentahydrate as a source of the same metal, in addition to evaluating the removal of copper in the spirit, using two aluminosilikate (zeolite and bentonite commonly employed in the adsorption of metals. The zeolite and

  18. Aplicação de matriz de Doehlert na otimização de um sistema de pré-concentração em linha para determinação de cobre usando Espectrometria de absorção atômica com chama.

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    Bezerra, Marcos de Almeida

    2003-01-01

    Neste trabalho foi desenvolvido um sistema de pré-concentração em linha para determinação de cobre usando Espectrometria de Absorção Atômica em Chama (FAAS). O processo baseia-se na extração em fase sólida de íons cobre (II) em uma minicoluna de Amberlite XAD-2 impregnada com 2-(2-tiazoliazo)-5-dimetilaminofenol (TAM). A otimização das variáveis experimental deste sistema foi executada usando-se planejamento fatorial de dois níveis e matrix de Doehlert. As variáveis: vazão de amostragem (VA),...

  19. Serum zinc and pneumonia in nursing home elderly.

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    Meydani, Simin N; Barnett, Junaidah B; Dallal, Gerard E; Fine, Basil C; Jacques, Paul F; Leka, Lynette S; Hamer, Davidson H

    2007-10-01

    Zinc plays an important role in immune function. The association between serum zinc and pneumonia in the elderly has not been studied. The objective was to determine whether serum zinc concentrations in nursing home elderly are associated with the incidence and duration of pneumonia, total and duration of antibiotic use, and pneumonia-associated and all-cause mortality. This observational study was conducted in residents from 33 nursing homes in Boston, MA, who participated in a 1-y randomized, double-blind, and placebo-controlled vitamin E supplementation trial; all were given daily doses of 50% of the recommended dietary allowance of essential vitamins and minerals, including zinc. Participants with baseline (n = 578) or final (n = 420) serum zinc concentrations were categorized as having low (or=70 microg/dL) serum zinc concentrations. Outcome measures included the incidence and number of days with pneumonia, number of new antibiotic prescriptions, days of antibiotic use, death due to pneumonia, and all-cause mortality. Compared with subjects with low zinc concentrations, subjects with normal final serum zinc concentrations had a lower incidence of pneumonia, fewer (by almost 50%) new antibiotic prescriptions, a shorter duration of pneumonia, and fewer days of antibiotic use (3.9 d compared with 2.6 d) (P pneumonia, a decreased number of new antibiotic prescriptions, and a decrease in the days of antibiotic use. Zinc supplementation to maintain normal serum zinc concentrations in the elderly may help reduce the incidence of pneumonia and associated morbidity.

  20. Zinc effect on human lymphatic malformation cells in vitro.

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    O, Teresa Min-Jung; Lou, Man Si; Ma, Yupo

    2016-01-01

    Lymphatic malformations (LM) are clinically characterized by episodes of inflammatory episodes. Often, an upper respiratory illness or trauma will lead to painful swelling in the distribution of the LM. Zinc is an element involved in numerous aspects of cellular metabolism and is a common dietary supplement and cold remedy. We surmise that zinc may act as a therapeutic anti-inflammatory agent for lymphatic malformations and their cellular components. We investigate the apparent cytotoxic effect of zinc ion on lymphatic malformation cells in vitro. Fresh surgical lymphatic malformation specimens from 10 patients were collected and processed in a laboratory. Tissues were processed and lymphatic malformation cells were isolated and grown. Immunohistochemistry and cell morphology were used to confirm LM cells. HUVEC cells were used as controls. Zinc chloride solution was added to the cells and its effect observed. LM cells were isolated from five of the 10 specimens. Of these, the cells of only one specimen were able to be amplified to confluence. Five specimens were contaminated. Immunohistochemical staining (CD31, D2-40, and LYVE-1) and cell morphology of our specimens were consistent with lymphatic malformation while HUVEC control cells were negative. Zinc has a cytotoxic effect on BEL isolates in vitro with no obvious effect on cell morphology or growth rate of the control HUVEC cells. When compared with the published toxic zinc concentration for most cell types in the literature (100μM total zinc in vitro), our result indicates that LM cells may have a lower tolerance to zinc (10μM total zinc in vitro). Zinc has an apparent morphological effect on lymphatic malformation cells in vitro. Compared with other cell types, LM cells have a lower tolerance to zinc. While this result looks very promising for future therapeutic use of zinc in acute lymphangitis, further studies are necessary, such as finding the IC50 of zinc for lymphatic malformation in vitro and also in