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  1. Tetra-combined cogeneration system. Exergy and thermoeconomic evaluation; Sistema tetra combinado de cogeracao. Avaliacao exergetica e termoeconomica

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    Arriola, Domingo Wilson Garagatti [Sao Paulo Univ., SP (Brazil). Escola Politecnica. Dept. de Engenharia Mecanica]. E-mail: wgarriol@usp.br; Oliveira Junior, Silvio de [Instituto de Pesquisas Tecnologicas (IPT), Sao Paulo, SP (Brazil)]. E-mail: olivsilj@ipt.br

    2000-07-01

    The description and the exergy and thermo economic evaluation of a new cogeneration system, called tetra-combined cogeneration system, that generates electricity and chilled water (for air conditioning purposes) and eventually steam is presented. This system is composed of a gas turbine, a heat recovery steam generator, a condensation/extraction steam turbine and a hybrid absorption/steam ejection chiller.The exergy and thermo economic performance (exergy based costs of electricity, steam and chilled water production) of this system is compared with the performances of conventional cogeneration systems, pointing out the advantages and disadvantages of this new system. (author)

  2. Análise de viabilidade técnico-econômica de sistemas solares combinados a bombas de calor para aquecimento de água

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    Gonçalves, Juliana Emanuella

    2016-01-01

    Dissertação (mestrado) - Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Centro Tecnológico, Programa de Pós-Graduação em Engenharia Mecânica, Florianópolis, 2016. Uma análise da viabilidade técnico-econômica de sistemas solares com-binados a bombas de calor para aquecimento de água é conduzida neste trabalho com o objetivo de estimular o uso de energia solar térmica no Brasil. Duas configurações distintas são propostas: (1) sistema solar com dois reservatórios conectados em série e uma bomba de c...

  3. The use of absorption refrigeration systems in combined cycle power plants; Empleo de sistemas de refrigeracion por absorcion en plantas de ciclo combinado

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    Romero Paredes, H.; Ambriz, J.J.; Vargas, M.; Godinez, M.; Gomez, F.; Valdez, L.; Pantoja, G. [Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana, Unidad Iztapalapa, Departamento de Ingenieria de Procesos e Hidraulica, Mexico D. F. (Mexico)

    1995-12-31

    Day after day the electric power generation tends to be done in the most efficient way in order to diminish the generation costs and the rate of environmental pollution per KWh generated. This paper discusses the application of absorption refrigeration systems for the cooling of the air entering the compressor of a gas turbine in a combined cycle, in order to increase the mass air flow and with it the turbine output. The flows with remanent energy content that are not used in a combined cycle can be used for the operation of the absorption refrigeration system. This way, the required thermal energy for the cooling system is free. With this system it is possible to raise the gas turbine generation output from 5% to 25%. [Espanol] La generacion electrica dia con dia pretende realizarse de la manera mas eficiente posible con el objeto de disminuir los costos de generacion y la tasa de contaminacion ambiental por Kwh generado. En el presente trabajo se introduce la aplicacion de sistemas de refrigeracion por absorcion para el enfriamiento del aire de entrada al compresor de la turbina de gas de un ciclo combinado, con el objeto de aumentar el flujo masico del aire y con ello la potencia de salida de la turbina. Las corrientes con contenido remanente de energia termica que no se usan en una planta de ciclo combinado pueden servir para operar el sistema de refrigeracion por absorcion. De esta manera, la energia termica requerida para el sistema de enfriamiento es gratuita. Con este sistema es posible incrementar la potencia de generacion de la turbina de gas de 5 a 25%.

  4. HIDRODINÂMICA DE UM WETLAND CONSTRUÍDO COMBINADO COM UM SISTEMA POR EVAPOTRANSPIRAÇÃO COMO PRÉ-TRATAMENTO

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    Fernando Jorge Correa Magalhaes Filho

    2013-11-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho realizou estudos hidrodinâmicos de um wetland de fluxo horizontal subsuperficial (CW-FHS,construído para tratamento domiciliar de água cinza, desenvolvido como um sistema compacto associado auma câmara de evapotranspiração (CEvap. A CEvap é o pré-tratamento do CW-FHS, a qual visasimplificar os tratamentos domiciliares que usam wetlands construídos, pois irá reter o material grosseiro edigerir a matéria orgânica, dentro de uma câmara interna de digestão anaeróbia (Cdig. Esta tem ao seuredor uma camada de meio filtrante e, no topo, uma camada de terra com plantas ornamentais. Com aCEvap, serão evitados entupimento, mau odor e manutenção excessiva do wetland, além de proporcionarum aspecto paisagístico harmonioso em habitações. Para isso, foi avaliado o comportamento hidráulico dosistema proposto, por meio de ensaios hidrodinâmicos, considerando os seguintes fatores: efeito dasplantas; formação de biofilme e de lodo na câmara de evapotranspiração. O sistema combinado apresentouexcelente eficiência hidráulica; inclusive, a presença de plantas manteve a eficiência hidráulica, enquantopropiciou melhores condições de mistura no reator, diminuindo o curto-circuito. Entretanto, a CDig, emboratenha melhorado a eficiência hidráulica do sistema como um todo, diminuiu a sua eficiência volumétrica.

  5. Generalized conventional and intelligent supervisory control system for combined cycle generation power plants; Sistema de control supervisorio generalizado convencional e inteligente para centrales de generacion de ciclo combinado

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    Martinez Morales, Miguel Angel

    2004-12-15

    (conventional or intelligent) is possible to get more power generation than if we use the automatic methods based on feedback MW control. Consequently, the financial benefit due to the MW generated along a period of 2 months, is equivalent to return the investment required if the CCPP would had been repowered. Test also showed that with the fuzzy based SGC is possible to get a 'little more' power generation than if we use the PID based SGC. The development and implementation of the SGC was made in three phases: First Phase: Upgrading of the simulation dynamic mathematical model and implementation in a new software platform based on LabWindows/CVI. Second Phase: Design, implementation and testing of the PID based SGC. Third Phase: Design and implementation and testing of the Intelligent SGC, based in fuzzy logic. [Spanish] El programa de obras de generacion de la Comision Federal de Electricidad (CFE) del ano 2004 al ano 2008 esta caracterizado por el dominio del proceso de ciclo combinado para la expansion de generacion de energia en Mexico [CFE, 2000]. De acuerdo con los datos presentados por esta fuente, el incremento estimado en la capacidad de generacion de potencia electrica es de 12876 MW, de los cuales las centrales de ciclo combinado aportaran 10655 MW, lo que representa el 82.75%. Bajo estas expectativas de expansion de generacion de energia en Mexico, en este trabajo de tesis se desarrollo un sistema de control supervisorio generalizado (CSG) convencional (PID) e inteligente (logica difusa) para una central de generacion de ciclo combinado, el cual permite lograr la operacion optima de la planta a traves del arranque automatico de las unidades generadoras y obtener la maxima cantidad posible de potencia electrica en forma automatica y segura. Para el desarrollo del CSG se implanto un lazo de control por temperatura para el sistema de turbina de gas (TG) y un lazo de control por presion estrangulada para la turbina de vapor (TV). El diseno de estos sistemas

  6. Remoção de nitrogênio em sistema combinado anóxico-aeróbio com biomassa imobilizada

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    Mario Luiz Rodrigues Foco

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho visa estudar o desempenho de um sistema combinado na remoção de matéria orgânica e nitrogênio de esgoto sanitário, por meio da recirculação interna do efluente. Os reatores, em escala de bancada, foram: filtro anóxico (32,6 L, biofiltro aerado submerso (17,6 L e decantador secundário (7,2 L. As razões de recirculação foram 0,5; 1,5; 2,0 e 4,0 sem adição de carbono externo ou alcalinizante. Na razão de recirculação de 4,0 foram aplicadas taxas de carregamento orgânico e de nitrogênio ao sistema de 0,7±0,3 Kg DQO.m-3.d-1 e 0,08±0,02 kg N-NH4+.m-3.d-1, atingindo remoções de demanda química de oxigênio e nitrogênio total de 92±4% e 83±8%, respectivamente. Os resultados mostram viabilidade do uso da recirculação do efluente, uma vez que as concentrações finais de nitrogênio total (12±3 mg N.L-1 estão abaixo do valor estipulado pela Resolução CONAMA nº 430/2011.

  7. Avaliação da eficiência de sistema combinado de lagoa de estabilização e wetlands construídos: estudo de caso do aterro sanitário de Vera Cruz - BA

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    Sandes, Luciano Ricardo Gomes

    2008-01-01

    Esta pesquisa avaliou a eficiência do tratamento de lixiviado de aterro sanitário de Vera Cruz, ilha de Itaparica – BA, em termos de redução de carga orgânica e nutriente. O sistema combinado de tratamento constituiu-se de lagoa facultativa seguida de sistemas úmidos construídos utilizando como agentes, macrófitas enraizadas, taboa (família da Typhaceae) e a pirí, gramínea (família da Poaceae). O período observado foi os seis meses iniciais de operação. Foram avaliados os parametros de Demand...

  8. Caracterização da microfauna aeróbia e redução de toxicidade em sistema combinado de tratamento de efluente sanitário

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    Guilherme Augusto da Silva

    2014-01-01

    Resumo: O presente estudo monitorou um sistema combinado anaeróbio-aeróbio com o objetivo de caracterizar a microfauna contida na biomassa aderida do reator aeróbio e determinar sua correlação com variáveis físicas e químicas, além de avaliar a redução da toxicidade do afluente do sistema para as espécies Vibrio fischeri e Girardia tigrina. O tratamento de esgoto com características sanitárias foi realizado por sistema em escala piloto constituído por filtro anaeróbio (FA), com volume de 300 ...

  9. Automatic system of tests for control equipment in combined cycle power stations; Sistema automatico de pruebas para equipos de control en centrales de ciclo combinado

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    Martinez M, Miguel A; Flores L, Zenon; Delgadillo V, Miguel A; Gutierrez A, Ruben [Instituto de Investigaciones Electricas, Cuernavaca, Morelos (Mexico)

    2001-07-01

    This article deals on the Automatic System of Tests, denominated PROBADOR, used by the Gerencia de Control e Instrumentation (GCI) of the Instituto de Investigaciones Electricas (IIE)for the accomplishment of dynamic tests in laboratory, to the systems of acquisition and control developed with the electronic line SAC-IIE that are installed in the Thermoelectric Power station of Combined Cycle (CTCC) of Dos Bocas, Veracruz and Gomez Palacio, Durango, Mexico. Also the architecture, the functions that are carried out in the equipment of the System of Acquisition and control (SAC) and in the personal computer (PC) that conforms it are described, as well as the methodology used for the development of the tests. The PC constitutes Interface Man-Machine (IMM) and in the SAC equipment the simulation of the processes is made (by means of the execution of algebraic-differential equations) in the compressor, combustion chamber, gas turbine, heat recuperators, steam turbines and condenser equipment that integrate a CTCC. The equations that are used are based in the thermodynamics, flow dynamics and heat transfer; they become attached to the real process with a margin of error that is estimated in 10%. Finally, the tendencies of the PROBADOR and the technical and economic advantages are described that it has provided for the improvement in the performance of the control systems, before different situations, with no need to have the real process. [Spanish] Este articulo versa sobre el Sistema Automatico de Pruebas, denominado PROBADOR, utilizado por la Gerencia de Control e Instrumentacion (GCI) del Instituto de Investigaciones Electricas para la realizacion de pruebas dinamicas en laboratorio, a los sistemas de adquisicion y control desarrollado con la linea electronica SAC-IIE que estan instalados en las Centrales Termoelectricas de Ciclo Combinado (CTCC) de Dos Bocas, Veracruz y Gomez Palacio, Durango, Mexico. Tambien se describen la arquitectura, las funciones que se llevan

  10. SIMULACIÓN HORARIA DE UN SISTEMA DE REFRIGERACIÓN COMBINADO EYECTOR-COMPRESIÓN DE VAPOR ASISTIDO POR ENERGÍA SOLAR Y GAS NATURAL

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    Vidal,Humberto; Colle, Sergio

    2009-01-01

    Entre los sistemas de refrigeración movidos térmicamente asistidos por energía solar y gas natural, el sistema de refrigeración con eyector ha recibido especial atención. Este sistema se caracteriza por su simplicidad constructiva, ausencia de partes móviles, operación en bajas temperaturas y bajo costo operacional. Sin embargo, el ciclo de refrigeración por eyector tiene usualmente un bajo coeficiente de desempeño. Una alternativa de solución a este problema lo constituye el sistema de refri...

  11. Concepto de padres combinados

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    José de Jesús Gonzáles Núñez

    Full Text Available En el presente artículo se presenta el concepto de padres combinados que se refiere a la percepción indiferenciada del bebé acerca del coito parental, en donde el niño percibe que el padre está contenido en la madre, por lo que no reconoce las funciones y atributos del padre, ya que pertenecen a la madre. Se distingue la ubicación teórica del concepto que corresponde a la fase esquizoparanoide de Melanie Klein, los mecanismos de defensa utilizados, así como las manifestaciones clínicas. Se expone un caso que muestra que la persona que posee la fantasía de padres combinados manifiesta una percepción parcial de los objetos, así como una gran falla en la diferenciación de los mismos, que crea la fantasía en la persona de que él mismo los reúne y los combina, situación que le resulta angustiosa, experimentando envidia y anhelo hacia los padres combinados, así como temor a la retaliación por haber dirigido hacia ellos sus impulsos sádicos.

  12. Intelligent control system for the temperature regulation in a gas turbine of a combined cycle fossil fuel power plant; Sistema de control inteligente para regular la temperatura en la turbina de gas de una central termoelectrica de ciclo combinado

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    Espindola Vasquez, Agustin

    2004-11-15

    logic theory and its performance was evaluated using a non- linear mathematical model that emulates the CTCC behavior. The fuzzy supervision system is integrated by three main modules: Supervision of blades temperature during the starting stage of the UTG; Supervision of blades temperature runback during the power generation stage of the UTG, and Control by Temperature during power generation stage of the UTG. The temperature fuzzy supervisor is implemented in a nonlinear mathematical model that simulates a CTCC. The obtained and analyzed results in the different sceneries of the simulation tests show that the temperature fuzzy supervision system displays a better performance than the obtained with the scheme of conventional supervision. [Spanish] En las Unidades Turbogas (UTG) de una Central Termoelectrica de Ciclo Combinado (CTCC), una de las variables criticas tanto desde el punto de vista operativo como desde el punto de vista de seguridad, es la temperatura de los alabes de la turbina. El mejor desempeno de la unidad turbogas desde el punto de vista de generacion electrica se obtiene cuando es posible lograr la mayor eficiencia termica. Desde el punto de vista de seguridad se busca mantener la temperatura de los alabes en el limite impuesto por el fabricante, garantizando con esto la integridad de las partes internas de la UTG al evitar que esfuerzos termicos considerables decrementen su vida util. Para mantener la temperatura de alabes dentro del limite establecido, el sistema de control de la UTG cuenta con un sistema de supervision de temperatura de alabes, que modifica la referencia de los controladores PI de velocidad o de potencia generada, mismos que regulan la valvula de flujo de combustible a la camara de combustion de la UTG. Este sistema de supervision esta basado en condiciones logicas para generar su salida. En las plantas de proceso cuya operacion es compleja y su comportamiento dinamico es no lineal, las estrategias de control de lazo simple no

  13. SISTEMA COMBINADO DE FLOTAÇÃO POR AR DISSOLVIDO E FILTRAÇÃO ADSORTIVA EM ZEÓLITA PARA TRATAMENTO DE EFLUENTE DE REATOR UASB

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    Bruno Oliveira Freitas

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available RESUMO: Dentre as soluções existentes para efetuar o tratamento de esgoto, o reator anaeróbio do tipo UASB é largamente utilizado no Brasil, porém esta tecnologia apresenta problemas em atender aos limites estabelecidos pela legislação brasileira para lançamento de efluente em termos de nitrogênio amoniacal, fósforo e matéria orgânica, necessitando de pós-tratamento. Diante do potencial para remoção de matéria orgânica e sólidos suspensos pela flotação e da eficiência que a zeólita apresenta na remoção de amônia, a floto-filtração-adsortiva em zeólita pode ser uma promissora alternativa para tratamento deste efluente. Sendo assim, o presente trabalho visou avaliar a eficiência de um sistema de flotação associado à filtração-adsortiva, utilizando zeólita como meio filtrante, para pós-tratamento de efluente de reator UASB. Para tal, foram realizados ensaios de coagulação/floculação, flotação e filtração-adsortiva com um floteste adaptado com filtros adsorventes, utilizando efluente de reator anaeróbio do tipo UASB. Os resultados obtidos neste estudo atenderam aos padrões estabelecidos pela legislação brasileira para lançamento de efluentes em corpos d’água, alcançando 100 % de remoção de nitrogênio amoniacal, permitindo que esse efluente possa ser aproveitado para reuso. Desse modo, o sistema de flotação com a filtração-adsortiva utilizando zeólita como meio filtrante mostrou-se eficiente na remoção de todos os poluentes avaliados. Esta pesquisa teve como principal contribuição a avaliação de alternativa promissora para pós-tratamento de efluente de reator UASB buscando atender as exigências da legislação brasileira e melhorar da qualidade dos efluentes sanitários. ABSTRACT: Among the existing solutions to sewage treatment, the UASB reactor is widely used in Brazil, but this technology has problem to attend the limits established by Brazilian law for discharging of effluent

  14. Cooling system at the compressors air inlet of the gas turbines from the Tula`s combined cycle central; Sistema de enfriamiento en la succion del compresor de las turbinas de gas de la central de ciclo combinado de Tula

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    Gonzalez F, Oscar [Comision Federal de Electricidad, Tula (Mexico); Romero Paredes, Hernando; Vargas, Martin; Gomez, Jose Francisco [Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana-Iztapalapa, Mexico, D. F. (Mexico)

    1996-12-31

    It has been formerly evaluated that it is possible to enhance notably the electric power generation in gas turbine power plants by cooling the air at the compressor inlet. It has been pointed out that provided a source of waste heat is available it can be very attractive the use of absorption refrigeration systems. In this paper the technical and the economical benefits of bringing the air inlet temperature down 8 Celsius degrees of the four gas turbines of the Combined Cycle Central of Tula, in the State of Hidalgo (combined cycle central-Tula) are evaluated. The results show that it is possible to achieve an efficiency enhancement of at least 1%, and that in very warm days up to 48 additional Megawatts can be generated, or about 10% of the installed capacity. The final economic result is very encouraging and an annual economical benefit in the order of 50 million pesos can be obtained and the refrigeration units can be amortized in approximately one year. [Espanol] Se ha evaluado anteriormente que es posible mejorar notablemente la capacidad de generacion electrica en plantas que utilizan turbinas de gas, mediante el enfriamiento del aire de succion del compresor. Se ha senalado que en la medida en que se encuentre disponible una fuente termica de desecho puede ser muy atractivo el uso de sistemas de refrigeracion por absorcion. En el presente trabajo se evaluan los beneficios tecnicos y economicos que puede tener el llevar el aire de succion hasta una temperatura de 8 grados Celsius, de las cuatro unidades de gas de la Central de Ciclo Combinado de Tula, Hidalgo (CCC-Tula). Los resultados muestran que es posible alcanzar un aumento en la eficiencia de al menos 1% y que se pueden generar, en dias muy calurosos, hasta 48 MW extras, equivalente al 10% de la capacidad instalada. El resultado economico final es muy alentador y puede llegar a tenerse un beneficio economico del orden de los 50 millones de pesos anuales y las unidades de refrigeracion podran pagarse en

  15. desenvolvimento desigual e combinado

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    Sonia Maria Rummert

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available El propósito de este artículo es explicitar el efecto de sentido y el carácter funcional de la composición constituida hoy, en Brasil, por el expresivo conjunto de iniciativas dirigidas a la educación y formación de la clase trabajadora. Para alcanzar los fines del análisis propuesto, presentamos consideraciones respecto a los conceptos de capital- imperialismo y desarrollo desigual y combinado, así como de sus expresiones en Brasil y, particularmente, en la educación y formación de la clase trabajadora. De esa manera, seintenta evidenciar cómo se gestan, en el escenario del capital-imperialismo subalterno, nuevas formas de destitución del derecho al acceso universal al conocimiento científico y tecnológico. Finalmente, examinamos el conjunto de programas y acciones emprendidas por el gobierno federal, desde la década de 1990, y los presentamos reunidos de acuerdo a las características identificadas como portadoras de similitudes.

  16. SIMULACIÓN HORARIA DE UN SISTEMA DE REFRIGERACIÓN COMBINADO EYECTOR-COMPRESIÓN DE VAPOR ASISTIDO POR ENERGÍA SOLAR Y GAS NATURAL HOURLY SIMULATION OF A COMBINED EJECTOR-VAPOR COMPRESSION REFRIGERATION SYSTEM ASSISTED BY SOLAR ENERGY AND NATURAL GAS

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    Humberto Vidal

    2009-04-01

    Full Text Available Entre los sistemas de refrigeración movidos térmicamente asistidos por energía solar y gas natural, el sistema de refrigeración con eyector ha recibido especial atención. Este sistema se caracteriza por su simplicidad constructiva, ausencia de partes móviles, operación en bajas temperaturas y bajo costo operacional. Sin embargo, el ciclo de refrigeración por eyector tiene usualmente un bajo coeficiente de desempeño. Una alternativa de solución a este problema lo constituye el sistema de refrigeración con eyector combinado. La primera etapa está constituida por un ciclo de compresión mecánica de vapor convencional con R134a, mientras que la segunda etapa la constituye un ciclo termo-movido con eyector usando R141b como fluido de trabajo. Colectores de placa plana y un quemador de energía auxiliar entregan calor al ciclo de eyector. Este artículo describe la simulación en base horaria de un sistema de refrigeración combinado eyector-compresión de vapor asistido por energía solar y gas natural. El sistema de refrigeración solar combinado es modelado usando la herramienta de simulación TRNSYS-EES y los datos climáticos de un año típico de Florianópolis, Brasil. Los resultados obtenidos con la modelación computacional desarrollada para este sistema muestran la ventaja del ciclo de refrigeración combinado eyector-compresión de vapor por sobre el ciclo simple con eyector. Finalmente, el modelo computacional desarrollado en este artículo podría ser usado para realizar una optimización termo-económica del sistema en trabajos futuros.Among the thermally driven cooling systems assisted by solar energy and natural gas, the ejector cooling system has received special attention. This system is an interesting refrigeration technology due to its construction simplicity, absence of moving parts, operation at lower temperatures and a low operational cost. However, the coefficient of performance of ejector cycle is usually low. The

  17. EFICIENCIA EN EL USO DE LOS INSUMOS AGRÍCOLAS EN LA PRODUCCIÓN DE BIOMASA Y EL RENDIMIENTO DEL SISTEMA COMBINADO GIRASOL - FRIJOL EN FUNCIÓN DEL NITRÓGENO

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    Edgar J. Morales Rosales

    2007-01-01

    La eficiencia en el uso de los insumos ha sido la principal razón por la cual los cultivos asociados se siguen utilizando en la actualidad. El suministro de nitrógeno (N) en los cultivos combinados, donde se incluye una leguminosa, debe considerarse, ya que existe evidencia de que una aplicación mínima o excesiva de N podría modificar, de manera significativa, la respuesta de dichos agrosistemas a la adición de este elemento. Por tal motivo, se realizó un estudio cuyo objetivo fue determinar ...

  18. Sistema

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    Martín Serrano, Manuel

    1982-01-01

    Los términos "Modelo" y "Sistema" son dos temas escritos por Manuel Martín Serrano para la docencia universitaria. De cada uno de ellos, se ha depositado en E-Prints la versión más difundida. Proporcionan conceptos y categorías que hacen posible la aplicación de las metodologías sistémicas en la investigación de las ciencias sociales. El capítulo "Sistema" incluye los siguientes epígrafes: I. El estudio de la organización y el funcionamiento de los sistemas: 1. Concepto de sistema. 2. Análisi...

  19. sistemas

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    Diego Alejandro Muñoz Gaviria

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available El texto presentado a continuación, plantea en términos generales las principales posturas conceptuales del sociólogo alemán Niklas Luhmann sobre las ideas de Max Weber y su teoría de la acción social, y de Talcott Parsons y sus planteamientos en torno a la teoría de los sistemas sociales. Al final del escrito se hace especial énfasis en el rol protagónico que para Luhmann tienen las ciencias sociales y humanas en la autorreferencia del sistema social.

  20. Estudio termoeconómico de diferentes configuraciones de ciclo combinado integrado con una planta solar

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    María Dolores Durán García

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Se presenta el análisis termoeconómico de una planta de ciclo combinado integrada con una planta solar de canal parabólico, considerada como una sección de la caldera de recuperación de calor, con el objetivo de conseguir un diseño óptimo al determinar los parámetros de diseño optimizados para ambos sistemas. Se aplica una metodología empleada en trabajos previos para la optimización de ciclos combinados, pero ahora con una planta solar. Como resultado, a partir de un análisis de sensibilidad, se obtiene el desempeño de varias configuraciones bajo diferentes condiciones de radiación solar.

  1. Central de ciclo combinado en Escombreras (Murcia)

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    Ávila Robledo, Natalia

    2014-01-01

    Este proyecto desarrolla el diseño de una central de ciclo combinado de 940 MW de potencia. Su objeto es cubrir la demanda energética que tiene actualmente la Región de Murcia y generar la energía suficiente para cesar el uso de la central térmica de carbón, que cubre la demanda actual.

  2. Evaluation of low-fusing ceramic systems combined with titanium grades II and V by bending test and scanning electron microscopy Avaliação de sistemas cerâmicos de baixa fusão combinados com titânio grau 2 e 5 por ensaio flexão e microscopia eletrônica de varredura

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    Wilson José Garbelini

    2003-12-01

    Full Text Available The bond strength by three point bending strength of two metal substrates (commercially pure titanium or grade II, and Ti-6Al-4V alloy or grade V combined to three distinct low-fusing ceramic systems (LFC and the nature of porcelain-metal fracture by scanning electron microscopy (SEM were evaluated. The results were compared to a combination of palladium-silver (Pd-Ag alloy and conventional porcelain (Duceram VMK68. Sixty metal strips measuring 25x3x0.5mm were made - 30 of titanium grade II and 30 of titanium grade V, with application of the following types of porcelain: Vita Titankeramik, Triceram or Duceratin (10 specimens for each porcelain. The porcelains were bonded to the strips with dimensions limited to 8x3x1mm. The control group consisted of ten specimens Pd-Ag alloy/Duceram VMK68 porcelain. Statistical analyses were made by one-way analysis of variance (ANOVA and Tukey test at 5% significance level. Results showed that the bond strength in control group (48.0MPa ± 4.0 was significantly higher than the Ti grade II (26.7MPa ± 4.1 and Ti grade V (25.2MPa ± 2.2 combinations. When Duceratin porcelain was applied in both substrates, Ti grade II and Ti grade V, the results were significantly lower than in Ti grade II/Vitatitankeramik. SEM analysis indicated a predominance of adhesive fractures for the groups Ti grade II and Ti grade V, and cohesive fracture for control group Pd-Ag/Duceram. Control group showed the best bond strength compared to the groups that employed LFC. Among LFC, the worst results were obtained when Duceratin porcelain was used in both substrates. SEM confirmed the results of three point bending strength.Foram avaliados dois substratos metálicos (titânio comercialmente puro ou grau 2 e a liga Ti-6Al-4V ou grau 5 combinados com a três sistemas cerâmicos de baixa fusão (PBF sobre a resistência de união pelo teste de flexão de três pontos e a natureza da fratura porcelana-metal através da microscopia eletr

  3. SIMULACIÓN HORARIA DE UN SISTEMA DE REFRIGERACIÓN COMBINADO EYECTOR-COMPRESIÓN DE VAPOR ASISTIDO POR ENERGÍA SOLAR Y GAS NATURAL HOURLY SIMULATION OF A COMBINED EJECTOR-VAPOR COMPRESSION REFRIGERATION SYSTEM ASSISTED BY SOLAR ENERGY AND NATURAL GAS

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    Humberto Vidal; Sergio Colle

    2009-01-01

    Entre los sistemas de refrigeración movidos térmicamente asistidos por energía solar y gas natural, el sistema de refrigeración con eyector ha recibido especial atención. Este sistema se caracteriza por su simplicidad constructiva, ausencia de partes móviles, operación en bajas temperaturas y bajo costo operacional. Sin embargo, el ciclo de refrigeración por eyector tiene usualmente un bajo coeficiente de desempeño. Una alternativa de solución a este problema lo constituye el sistema de refri...

  4. Anticonceptivos orales combinados: Guías Latinoamericanas

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    David Vásquez-Awad

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available En los últimos años se han visto importantes avances en el desarrollo de nuevos anticonceptivos orales combinados (AOC incluyendo las transiciones de altas a bajas dosis de estrógenos y la introducción de nuevas progestinas; últimamente han salido al mercado AOC con estrógeno natural, estradiol, y en cuanto a las progestinas, su uso se enfoca al logro de efectos benéfi cos no contraceptivos específi camente en piel, cabello, peso corporal y síntomas relacionados al período menstrual. Por otra parte, también se han visto avances en cuanto a la introducción de píldoras de solo progestinas, inyectables de solo progestinas y combinados, implantes subdérmicos de progestinas y de largo lazo, parches transdérmicos combinados, anillos vaginales y dispositivos intrauterinos liberadores de levonorgestrel.

  5. Control Neuronal Combinado para Generar Espectros de Oleajes

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    Luis P. Sánchez Fernández

    2013-10-01

    Full Text Available Resumen: Se presenta un método novedoso para controlar la obtención de espectros de energía de oleajes, de gran utilidad en los laboratorios de investigación y desarrollo de Hidráulica Marítima. El elemento final de control o manipulador es un motor eléctrico lineal conectado a un servo-control el cual es supervisado mediante una computadora. El algoritmo de control automático se realiza con un esquema neuronal combinado, compuesto por una red neuronal artificial “feed-forward” y un controlador proporcional integral. El sistema computacional implementado incluye características de autoaprendizaje, materializado en el re-entrenamiento en línea de la red neuronal lo cual hace posible adaptarse a cambios en los parámetros del “proceso controlado” y a perturbaciones, altamente influyentes en el espectro de energía que impacta una obra hidráulica objeto de estudio. Abstract: A novel method is presented to control the generation of wave energy spectrum, useful in research and development laboratories of Maritime Hydraulic. The final control element is a linear electric motor connected to a servo-control which is monitored by a computer. The automatic control algorithm is performed with a combined neural scheme. It consists of an artificial neural network “feed-forward” and a proportional integral controller. The computer system includes self-learning based on an online training of the neural network. It makes possible to adapt to changes in the parameters of the “controlled process” and disturbances that impact the studied hydraulic work. Palabras clave: Control, neuronal, oleaje, espectros, hidráulica, Keywords: Control, neural, wave, spectrums, hydraulic

  6. Pyrolysis of the tetra pak.

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    Korkmaz, Ahmet; Yanik, Jale; Brebu, Mihai; Vasile, Cornelia

    2009-11-01

    This study deals with pyrolysis of tetra pak which is widely used as an aseptic beverage packaging material. Pyrolysis experiments were carried out under inert atmosphere in a batch reactor at different temperatures and by different pyrolysis modes (one- and two-step). The yields of char, liquid and gas were quantified. Pyrolysis liquids produced were collected as three separate phases; aqueous phase, tar and polyethylene wax. Characterization of wax and the determination of the total amount of phenols in aqueous phase were performed. Chemical compositions of gas and char products relevant to fuel applications were determined. Pure aluminum can be also recovered by pyrolysis.

  7. Anticonceptivos orales combinados: Guías Latinoamericanas

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    David Vásquez-Awad; Santiago Palacios; Nilson Roberto De Melo; Gustavo Gómez-Tabares; Ricardo Loret de Mola

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    En los últimos años se han visto importantes avances en el desarrollo de nuevos anticonceptivos orales combinados (AOC) incluyendo las transiciones de altas a bajas dosis de estrógenos y la introducción de nuevas progestinas; últimamente han salido al mercado AOC con estrógeno natural, estradiol, y en cuanto a las progestinas, su uso se enfoca al logro de efectos benéfi cos no contraceptivos específi camente en piel, cabello, peso corporal y síntomas relacionados al período menstrual. Por otr...

  8. Propuestas para el entrenamiento combinado de fuerza y resistencia

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    López de Viñaspre, Pablo; Comellas, Josep

    2000-01-01

    Muchas especialidades deportivas requieren de un buen nivel de entrenamiento tanto en la capacidad de fuerza como en la de resistencia. Por este motivo, se incluye el entrenamiento combinado de estas dos cualidades en el programa de entrenamiento de muchos deportistas. Por otro lado, en el deporte recreativo, el concepto del Fitness es ya común entre la mayoría de la población y va tomando cada vez más importancia. Actualmente se busca el bienestar global (tendencia del Wellness) a través de ...

  9. Genetics Home Reference: tetra-amelia syndrome

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    ... Ardinger HH, Wallace SE, Amemiya A, Bean LJH, Bird TD, Ledbetter N, Mefford HC, Smith RJH, Stephens ... Sonoda T, Ohba K. Natural history and postmortem anatomy of a patient with tetra-amelia, ectodermal dysplasia, ...

  10. Sistemas de información geográfica y análisis espaciales: un método combinado para realizar estudios panbiogeográficos Geographic information systems and spatial analysis: a combined method for panbiogeographic studies

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    Jonathan Liria

    2008-06-01

    Full Text Available Uno de los estímulos en el progreso de la biogeografía ha sido el desarrollo y aplicación de nuevas tecnologías computacionales como los sistemas de información geográfica (SIG y una variedad de métodos estadísticos espaciales. Dentro de la biogeografía histórica se ha desarrollado un enfoque conocido como panbiogeografía, cuya unidad básica es el trazo individual que constituye las coordenadas primarias de un taxón en el espacio. Sin embargo, el cálculo manual del trazo es difícil y subjetivo cuando se presentan muchos registros de localidades por taxón. Por ello se propone un método que combina los análisis espaciales de cálculo de distancia geodésica entre coordenadas, creación de matrices de conectividad y árboles de tendido mínimo, con el manejo de capas y operaciones espaciales de área de influencia e intercepción de los SIG.One of such stimuli to the progress of biogeography has been the development and application of new computational technologies as geographical information systems (GIS and a variety of spatial statistical methods. Inside historical biogeography, a well-known focus known as panbiogeography, features as its basic unit the individual track, made up of primary taxon coordinates in space. However, track construction can be difficult and subjective when there are many taxon records. Therefore, I propose a method that combines spatial analyses by geodesic distance calculation, creation of a connectivity matrix and minimal spanning trees, with the handling of layers and GIS spatial operations of buffer and interception.

  11. Coordinated control of a combined cycle thermoelectric central; Control coordinado de una central termoelectrica de ciclo combinado

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    Sanchez Parra, Marino; Castelo Cuevas, Luis [Instituto de Investigaciones Electricas, Cuernavaca (Mexico)

    1998-03-01

    In this paper the coordinated control (CC) of the Distributed Control System (Sistema de Control Distribuido) (SICODI) of the Combined Cycle Central of Gomez Palacio, Durango, is presented. The description of the control scheme and its realization in software is made. From the scheme the operation strategies and automation, supervision and control are described in detail. The software components of the programming are described, the program structure and control data and its implementation in working stations VAX 3100 under the operating system VMS (Virtual Memory System), are described. [Espanol] En este articulo se presenta el control coordinado (CC) del Sistema de Control Distribuido (Sicodi) de la central de ciclo combinado Gomez Palacio, Durango. Se describe el esquema de control y su realizacion en software. Del esquema se detallan las estrategias de operacion y automatizacion, supervision y control. Del software se describen los componentes de la programacion, la estructura de programas y datos del control y su implementacion en estaciones de trabajo VAX 3100 bajo el sistema operativo VMS (Virtual Memory System).

  12. Uso combinado de sistemas de informações geográficas para transportes e programação linear inteira mista em problemas de localização de instalações Combining geographic information systems for transportation and mixed integer linear programming in location-allocation problems

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    Sílvia Maria Santana Mapa

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo do trabalho é avaliar a qualidade das soluções para o problema de localização-alocação de instalações geradas por um SIG-T (Sistema de Informação Geográfica para Transportes, obtidas após a utilização combinada das rotinas Localização de Facilidades e Problema do Transporte, quando comparadas com as soluções ótimas obtidas a partir de modelo matemático exato baseado em Programação Linear Inteira Mista (PLIM, desenvolvido externamente ao SIG. Os modelos foram aplicados a três simulações: a primeira propõe a abertura de fábricas e alocação de clientes no Estado de São Paulo; a segunda envolve um atacadista e um estudo de localização de centros de distribuição e alocação dos clientes varejistas; a terceira localiza creches em um contexto urbano, alocando a demanda. Os resultados mostraram que, quando se considera a capacidade das instalações, o modelo otimizante PLIM chegou a apresentar, em um dos cenários simulados, resultados até 37% melhores do que o SIG, além de propor locais diferentes para abertura de novas instalações. Quando não se considera a capacidade, o modelo SIG se mostrou tão eficiente quanto o modelo exato PLIM, chegando exatamente às mesmas soluções.This study aims to evaluate the quality of the solutions for facility location-allocation problems generated by a GIS-T (Geographic Information System for Transportation software. These solutions were obtained from combining the Facility Location and Transportation Problem routines, when compared with the optimal solutions, which were obtained using the exact mathematical model based on the Mixed Integer Linear Programming (MILP developed externally to the GIS. The models were applied to three simulations: the first one proposes set up businesses and customers' allocation in the state of São Paulo; the second involves a wholesaler and an investigation of distribution center location and retailers' allocation; and the third one

  13. Análisis exergético de una planta de cogeneración operando bajo ciclo combinado

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    Hernán Darío Patiño Duque

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available En la actualidad, hay diversas formas para generar energía eléctrica, una de ellas consiste en aprovechar la cantidad de energía liberada al quemar un combustible y efectuar una serie de procesos de conversión de energía mediante un ciclo termodinámico. Para hacer estos procesos más eficientes, existen herramientas que permiten analizar en qué equipos de la planta se está desaprovechando energía, una de estas técnicas es el análisis exergético, que consiste en la aplicación simultanea de la primera y segunda ley de la termodinámica. En el presente trabajo se realiza el análisis exergético a una planta de generación de electricidad y calor a partir de la producción de vapor operando bajo un ciclo combinado. Inicialmente se definen conceptos importantes para realizar el análisis. Después de aplicar la primera y segunda ley de la termodinámica los resultados indican que la eficiencia exergética de la planta de ciclo combinado es 53% y se encuentra que la cámara de combustión es el componente del sistema que más exergía destruye y que las bombas son los dispositivos donde hay menor pérdida de energía útil.

  14. Alternative analysis to increase the power in combined-cycle power plants; Analisis de alternativas para el incremento de potencia en plantas termoelectricas de Ciclo Combinado

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    Pacheco Cruz, Hector; Arriola Medellin, Alejandro M. [Gerencia de Procesos Termicos, Instituto de Investigaciones Electricas, Cuernavaca, Morelos (Mexico)]. E-mail: hpacheco@iie.org.mx; aarriola@iie.org.mx

    2010-11-15

    The electricity industry traditionally had two thermodynamic cycles for power generation: conventional steam turbine (Rankine cycle) used to supply a base load during the day, and gas turbines (Brayton cycle), for its speed response, normally used to cover peak loads. However, to provide variable peak loads, the gas turbine, as a volumetric machine is affected by the change in air density by changing the combustion temperature. This paper shows the scheme of integration of both systems, that it's known as combined cycle and the different options that would have these power plants, to maintain or increase their power in variable ambient conditions. It analyzes different options, such as: 1. Supplementary fire in the stove. 2. Air cooling intake in the gas turbine (evaporation system or mechanical system). 3. Steam injection in the combustion chamber. [Spanish] La industria electrica tradicionalmente a contado con dos ciclos termodinamicos para generacion electrica: las turbinas convencionales de vapor (ciclo de Rankine) se utilizan para suministrar una carga base durante el dia, y las turbinas de gas (ciclo de Brayton), por su rapidez de respuesta, se utilizan normalmente para cubrir las cargas pico. Sin embargo, para suministrar las cargas variables pico, la turbina a gas, por ser una maquina volumetrica, se ve afectada por el cambio de la densidad del aire de combustion al cambiar la temperatura ambiente. En este trabajo se muestra el esquema de integracion de ambos sistemas, en lo que se conoce como ciclo combinado y las diferentes opciones que tendrian estas plantas de generacion electrica para mantener o incrementar su potencia en condiciones ambiente variable. Para ello se analizan diferentes opciones, tales como: 1.- Combustion suplementaria en el recuperador de calor. 2.- Enfriamiento del aire de admision a la turbina de gas (mediante un sistema de evaporacion o mediante un sistema mecanico). 3.- Inyeccion de vapor a la camara de combustion. Palabras

  15. Thermal analysis of the heat recuperator of a combined cycle thermoelectric central; Analisis termico del recuperador de calor de una central termoelectrica de ciclo combinado

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    Romero Paredes, Hernando; Sanchez, I.; Lazcano, L. C.; Ambriz, Juan Jose; Alvarez, M. [Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana-Iztapalapa, Mexico, D. F. (Mexico); Gonzalez, O. [Comision Federal de Electricidad, Tula (Mexico)

    1996-12-31

    The thermoelectric centrals of the combined cycle type (Brayton Cycle and Rankine Cycle) present a series of opportunities to increase the efficiency of the combined cycle or of the generated power. This paper shows the methodology for the performance of energy balances in a heat recuperator (H. R.), typically employed in the combined cycle stations operating in Mexico, for the assessment of the energy harnessing in the different sections conforming a H. R. The effect of the installation of evaporative coolers and/or an absorption cooling system at the gas turbine compressor intake on the steam generation in the heat recuperator, is evaluated. This extra generation of steam is quantified for its potential use in the same absorption refrigeration system. From the assessment, it follows up that the steam generation in the H.R. is inversely proportional to the ambient temperature and that, although the increased amount of steam generated can not be harnessed in total by the steam turbine, the remaining fraction is good enough to cover the heat demand for the operation of the refrigeration system. [Espanol] Las centrales termoelectricas del tipo ciclo combinado (ciclo Brayton y ciclo Rankine) presentan un conjunto de oportunidades para incrementar la eficiencia del ciclo combinado o bien la potencia generada. En el presente trabajo se expone la metodologia para realizar los balances de energia en un recuperador de calor (R.C.) tipicamente utilizado en las Centrales de Ciclo Combinado (CCC) que operan en Mexico, para evaluar el aprovechamiento de la energia en las diferentes secciones que conforman un R.C. Se evalua el efecto que tiene la instalacion de enfriadores evaporativos y/o un sistema de enfriamiento por absorcion en la succion del compresor de la turbina de gas sobre la generacion de vapor en el recuperador de calor. Se cuantifica esta generacion extra de vapor para su posible utilizacion en el mismo sistema de refrigeracion por absorcion. De la evaluacion se

  16. MIH based mobility for TETRA-LTE network

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    Popovska Avramova, Andrijana

    2013-01-01

    TETRA is a digital trunked mobile radio standard, devel- oped to meet the needs of traditional Professional Mobile Radio user or-ganizations. As TETRA does not provide for broadband services, many companies are looking into integration of LTE and TETRA in order to provide support for real time...... multimedia services. Fast handover among these networks is paramount for mission critical applications. Therefore this paper explores the possibilities and advantages of using the Media Independent Handover, an IEEE standard, in improving the handover performance in a TETRA-LTE heterogeneous environment...

  17. Resultados de un análisis combinado en el Falsacionismo Metodológico

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    Full Text Available Existe un problema cuando cierta clase de sentencia judicial pecuniariamente condenatoria no se ejecuta luego de su dictado de manera inmediata sino que transcurre, como es normal, un largo tiempo, hasta que por fin logra ser cumplida. Durante ese período -que transcurre desde que la sentencia es dictada hasta que por fin la misma es cumplida- el poder adquisitivo de compra de bienes y servicios que representa el monto dinerario establecido al momento de dictar la sentencia sufre variaciones en más o en menos, según hablemos de deflación o inflación. Por lo tanto, no será lo mismo para ninguna de la partes (actor y demandado que la sentencia se cumpla al momento de ser dictada que luego de, por ejemplo, 5 años. Destaco las razones por las cuales debe garantizarse el mantenimiento incólume del contenido económico de la sentencia y lograrse, además, el reconocimiento de una rentabilidad real razonable a favor de la persona que fue privada de su capital (actor durante el período que medió entre el dictado de la sentencia y el cumplimiento de la misma. Con el fin de lograr cumplimentar dichos objetivos busco un mecanismo adecuado, valiéndome de las herramientas de la matemática financiera, formulando hipótesis y refutándolas, hasta hallar al mecanismo correcto, en el cual distingo la “constante” de la “variable”. Demuestro las falencias que reflejan los sistemas que se aplican en la actualidad, y creo diversos niveles de eficacia de dichas sentencias, entre otras conclusiones y propuestas que logro desarrollar. Abordo el trabajo utilizado el “falsacionismo metodológico”, y me baso en la elemental relación entre la matemática financiera y esta clase de sentencias judiciales, relación que justifica el análisis combinado desarrollado en el presente trabajo. 

  18. Control integral systems; Sistemas integrales de control

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    Burgos, Estrella [Instituto de Investigaciones Electricas, Cuernavaca (Mexico)

    1998-12-31

    Valle de Mexico y dos sistemas de control distribuido para dos centrales de ciclo combinado, las cuales son: central de ciclo combinado de Dos Bocas, Veracruz y central de ciclo combinado de Gomez Palacio, Durango. Con estos desarrollos el IIE se inscribe en la tendencia mundial de implantar sistemas de control distribuido para la modernizacion de centrales termoelectricas

  19. Sistemas híbridos: una estrategia para mejorar la eficiencia en los paneles solares

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    Robles Algarín, Carlos Arturo

    2014-01-01

    En la actualidad se necesita contar con dos instalaciones diferentes para la implementación de sistemas de energía solar fotovoltaica y térmica, en términos de mayores requerimientos económicos y espaciales. En países como España, en entidades como la Universidad de Zaragoza en su programa de Máster en Energías Renovables y Eficiencia Energética, los investigadores están trabajando, a partir del año 2009 en sistemas combinados o híbridos, los cuales funcionan de forma conjunta con sistemas fo...

  20. Gasification integrated to combined cycles; Gasificacion integrada a ciclos combinados

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    Fernandez M, Manuel F; Alcaraz C, Agustin M [Instituto de Investigaciones Electricas, Cuernavaca, Morelos (Mexico)

    2001-07-01

    de metales. Finalmente, en los nuevos esquemas de refinacion del petroleo se preve utilizar la coquizacion para aprovechar mejor el ondo de barril. El residuo producto de este proceso, conocido como coque de refineria, tiene un bajo valor comercial, un poder calorifico elevado y un alto contenido de azufre y metales. La gasificacion ha sido desarrollada en las ultimas dos decadas, en los paises altamente industrializados, como una alternativa para la generacion eficiente y limpia de electricidad a partir de combustibles sucios, asi como para la obtencion de ciertos combustibles en lugares donde no se tiene acceso al petroleo, pero si al carbon. Esta tecnologia cumple los reglamentos mas estrictos del mundo en lo que a emisiones contaminantes se refiere y es la unica solucion, junto a los lechos fluidizados, para los problemas que presentan algunos combustibles que son dificiles de quemar con tecnologias convencionales, como el carbon mineral, el coque de petroleo e incluso los residuos liquidos de la refinacion. Con base en los anterior, es posible pensar en la integracion de esta tecnologia a una planta de ciclo combinado para la generacion de electricidad o a una refineria generando vapor, energia electrica, hidrogeno y otros insumos a un costo competitivo, de manera tal que se resuelven los problemas de manejo y almacenamiento de los residuos; por otro lado se maximiza el aprovechamiento de los recursos energeticos primarios en el pais.

  1. Tetra-hedral zinc in tetra-kis-(1-methyl-1H-imidazole-κN)zinc bis-(tetra-fluorido-borate).

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    Reedijk, Jan; van Albada, Gerard A; Limburg, Bart; Mutikainen, Ilpo; Turpeinen, Urho

    2012-01-01

    In the title compound, [Zn(C(4)H(6)N(2))(4)](BF(4))(2), the Zn(II) ion is in a slightly distorted tetra-hedral coordination geometry, with Zn-N distances in the range 1.980 (2)-1.991 (2) Å. The tetra-hedral angles are in the range 104.93 (9)-118.81 (9)°.

  2. Technological tendencies for the development and implementation of fault tolerant active controls in combined cycle power plants; Tendencias tecnologicas para el desarrollo e implantacion de controles activos tolerantes a fallas en centrales de ciclo combinado

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    Sanchez P, Marino; Verde R, Cristina [Instituto de Investigaciones Electricas, Cuernavaca, Morelos (Mexico)

    2006-07-01

    This document proposes a methodology that reunites support tools for the operator of a Combined Cycle Generating Power Station allowing him to identify and to classify gas turbine faults, it also reunites some tools for the generation of action advices in the decision making on the operation maneuvers necessary to counteract the effects caused by faults. We are talking about a system implemented in a power station with the reconfiguration of processes and fault arrangement capacities. For this purpose, the line of exhibition delimits first the existing knowledge on automatic control and operations supervision systems in a CCPP and immediately emphasizes the cracks of the system to let pass to the fault tolerant active control system that will detect faults of the gas and steam turbo-generators of a Combined Cycle Generating Power Plant. [Spanish] El presente documento propone una metodologia que reuna herramientas de ayuda al operador de una Central Generadora de Electricidad de Ciclo Combinado para permitirle la identificacion y clasificacion de fallas en las turbinas de gas, asi como herramientas para la generacion de consejos de accion en la toma de decisiones sobre las maniobras de operacion necesarias para contrarrestar los efectos provocados por fallas. Se trata principalmente de un sistema implantado en una central con las capacidades de re-configuracion de procesos y acomodo de fallas. Para esto, la linea de exposicion delimita primero el conocimiento existente sobre sistemas automaticos de control y supervision de operacion en una CGCC y resalta enseguida las grietas del sistema para darle paso al sistema de control activo tolerante a fallas que detectara fallas de los turbogeneradores de gas y vapor de una Central Generadora de Electricidad de Ciclo Combinado.

  3. TETRA mobile radios interfere with electroencephalography recording equipment.

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    Fouquet, Nathalie C; Hawken, Malcolm B; Elliott, Paul; Burgess, Adrian P

    2013-11-01

    We observed an anomaly in the human electroencephalogram (EEG) associated with exposure to terrestrial trunked radio (TETRA) Radiofrequency Fields (RF). Here, we characterize the time and frequency components of the anomaly and demonstrate that it is an artefact caused by TETRA RF interfering with the EEG recording equipment and not by any direct or indirect effect on the brain. Copyright © 2013 IPEM. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  4. Terrestrial Trunked Radio (TETRA) exposure of neuronal in vitro networks.

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    Köhler, Tim; Wölfel, Maximilian; Ciba, Manuel; Bochtler, Ulrich; Thielemann, Christiane

    2017-12-19

    Terrestrial Trunked Radio (TETRA) is a worldwide common mobile communication standard, used by authorities and organizations with security tasks. Previous studies reported on health effects of TETRA, with focus on the specific pulse frequency of 17.64Hz, which affects calcium efflux in neuronal cells. Likewise among others, it was reported that TETRA affects heart rate variability, neurophysiology and leads to headaches. In contrast, other studies conclude that TETRA does not affect calcium efflux of cells and has no effect on people's health. In the present study we examine whether TETRA short- and long-term exposure could affect the electrophysiology of neuronal in vitro networks. Experiments were performed with a carrier frequency of 395MHz, a pulse frequency of 17.64Hz and a differential quaternary phase-shift keying (π/4 DQPSK) modulation. Specific absorption rates (SAR) of 1.17W/kg and 2.21W/kg were applied. In conclusion, the present results do not indicate any effect of TETRA exposure on electrophysiology of neuronal in vitro networks, neither for short-term nor long-term exposure. This applies to the examined parameters spike rate, burst rate, burst duration and network synchrony. Copyright © 2017 The Author(s). Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  5. SYNTHESIS OF TETRA-p-PROPENYLTETRAESTERCALIX[4]ARENE AND TETRA-p-PROPENYLTETRACARBOXYLICACIDCALIX[4]ARENE FROM p-t-BUTYLPHENOL

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    Triana Kusumaningsih

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available A research has been conducted to synthesize tetra-p-propenyltetraestercalix[4]arene and tetra-p-propenyltetracarboxylicacidcalix[4] arene using p-t-butylphenol as a starting material. The synthesis was carried out in following stages, i.e (1 synthesis of p-t-butylcalix[4]arene from p-t-butylphenol, (2 debutylation of p-t-butylcalix[4]arene, (3 tetraallilation of 25,26,27,28-tetrahydroxycalix[4]arene with NaH and allilbromida in dry tetrahydrofuran, (4 Claissen rearrangement of 25,26,27,28-tetrapropenyloxycalix[4]arene, (5 esterification of tetra-p-propenyltetrahydroxycalix[4]arene, (6 hydrolisis of tetra-p-propenyltetraestercalix[4]arene. The all structures of products were observed by means of melting point, FTIR, and 1H-NMR spectrometers. Tetra-p-propenyltetraestercalix[4]arene compound was obtained as yellow liquid product in 55.08% yield. Tetra-p-propenyltetracarboxylicacidcalix[4]arene compound was obtained as white solid product with the melting point 135-137 °C at decomposed and in 70.05% yield.   Keywords: calix[4]arene, Claissen rearrangement, esterification, hydrolisis

  6. Fluorescence Efficiency of Tetra-Phenyl-Butadiene

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    Moore, D. A.; Maassen, J.; Gehman, V. M.; Seibert, S.; Hime, A.; Rielage, K.; Mei, D.; Sun, Y.

    2009-10-01

    Tetra-Phenyl-Butadiene (TPB), a known organic wavelength shifter, converts UV scintillation light into visible light detectable by Photomultiplier Tubes (PMTs). Experiments based in liquid argon, such as CLEAN and DEAP require TPB to correct for the sensitivity of the PMTs. The primary objective of these experiments is detecting WIMPs (Weakly Interacting Massive Particles) that may compose the dark matter in the Universe. We systematically investigated the effects of different wavelengths on TPB-coated acrylic disks using a deuterium lamp as a source of UV light, a monochromator, and a calibrated photodiode detector. We tested a variety of thicknesses of TPB on acrylic disks and blank disks to analyze the spectra and shed new light on several properties and attributes of TPB. We examined the emission spectrum of TPB and evaluated the conversion efficiency (photons out / photons in) in order to broaden the knowledge of how to optimize the visible light collection on the PMTs, while aiding in several modeling processes. I will present our findings on the efficiency and spectral emission of TPB, along with images of the actual setup, as well as possible future research.

  7. Performance study of a combined cycle power plant with integral gasification; Estudio del desempeno de una planta de potencia de ciclo combinado con gasificacion integral

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    Gonzalez Rocha, Jose Clemente

    2007-04-15

    coque de petroleo que pudiera producirse en la refineria adyacente; y segundo, por la posibilidad de aplicar el concepto de reconfiguracion al ciclo combinado Tula para operar como CCGI, con el objetivo, de mejorar su regimen termico, su capacidad de generacion y su eficiencia termica global. De esta manera, todo estudio realizado para predecir el desempeno de una planta de potencia de ciclo combinado existente usando un proceso de gasificacion y operando bajo el concepto de ciclo combinado con gasificacion integrada (CCGI) es de utilidad para posteriores estudios, que consideren el concepto de reconfiguracion de plantas de potencia convencionales existentes en Mexico, por ejemplo, las carboelectricas o termoelectricas, las cuales usan combustibles contaminantes como el carbon o el combustoleo, tal que una reconfiguracion usando la tecnologia de gasificacion pudiera sustituir dichos combustibles reduciendo la emision de contaminantes a la atmosfera. Asimismo, este estudio seria de utilidad para estudios que contemplen la instalacion de un sistema de gasificacion en una refineria adyacente a un ciclo combinado con la finalidad de aprovechar el coque producido en esta y mejorar el regimen termico, la eficiencia termica global, y la capacidad de generacion electrica del ciclo combinado.

  8. Efecto microbicida de la radiación solar (SODIS) combinado con Artemisia annua

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    Mariana Muñoz-Restrepo; Leidy Viviana Orrego; Diana Carolina Muñoz-Arango; Carlos Neftaly Lozano- Andrade; Diana Carolina Guzman O.; Maria Cecilia Escobar-Restrepo; Yamilet Arcos-Arango; Néstor Jaime Aguirre R.; Pierre Lutgen; Roberto Mejia-Ruiz

    2014-01-01

    En este estudio se evaluó el método SODIS y SODIS combinado con Artemisia annua como una alternativa para la desinfección del agua en comunidades sin acceso a agua segura. Se determinó la eficiencia del método en la remoción de Escherichia coli, Bacillus subtilis, Enterococcus faecalis y Salmonella typhimurium usando botellas tipo PET con agua destilada estéril y una concentración inicial de 1x106 UFC/ml de cada microorganismo. Para la combinación SODIS-A. annua se adicionó a las botellas una...

  9. Tetra-phocomelia: a rarest of rare case.

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    Shukla, Anil Kumar; Sanjay, S C; Krishna, L; Krishnappa, N

    2015-03-01

    We present a rarest of rare case of Tetra-Phocomelia evaluated by antenatal Ultrasonography. It is a condition seen in 0.62 per 100,000 live births. An ultrasonogram was done at 18 wk of pregnancy to assess the fetus and after termination gross specimen was evaluated and X-ray infantograms were done to confirm the findings. The case showed classic Tetra-Phocomelia with limbs like flippers of a seal. Our findings make it rarest of rare as only few cases have been so far reported.

  10. Conventional and intelligent generalized supervisory control for combined cycle generating power stations.; Control supervisiorio generalizado convencional e inteligente para centrales de generacion de ciclo combinado

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    Martinez M, Miguel A; Sanchez P, Marino [Instituto de Investigaciones Electricas, Cuernavaca, Morelos (Mexico); Gonzalez Rubio S, Jose L [Cento Nacional de Investigacion y Desarrollo Tecnologico (Cenidet), Cuernavaca, Morelos (Mexico)

    2005-07-01

    Under the expectations of expansion of electric power generation in Mexico, this work exposes the development of a conventional and intelligent generalized supervisory control (CSG) for a combined cycle generation power plant. This one allows to obtain the optimal operation of the power plant through the automatic starting of the generating units and to obtain the maximum possible amount of electrical power in automatic and safe form. For the development of the CSG a control loop by temperature was implemented for the gas turbine system and a control loop by strangled pressure for the gas turbine and a control loop by strangled pressure for the steam turbine. The design of these supervisory systems was made with base in the critical limits on the involved variables of the process: blading average temperature, for the gas turbine (GT) and strangled pressure for the steam turbine (ST) [Spanish] Bajo estas expectativas de expansion de generacion de energia en Mexico, este trabajo expone el desarrollo de un control supervisorio generalizado (CSG) para una central generacion de ciclo combinado. Este permite lograr la operacion optima de la planta a traves del arranque automatico de las unidades generadoras y obtener la maxima cantidad posible de potencia electrica en forma automatica y segura. Para el desarrollo del CSG se implanto un lazo de control por temperatura para el sistema de turbina de gas y un lazo de control por presion estrangulada para la turbina de gas y un lazo de control por presion estrangulada para la turbina de vapor. El diseno de estos sistemas supervisorio se realizo con base en los limites criticos de las variables del proceso involucradas: temperatura promedio de empaletado para la turbina de gas (TG) y presion estrangulada para la turbina de vapor (TV)

  11. Combined cycles, impacts of technological requirements; Ciclos combinados, impactos de requerimientos tecnologicos

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    Gonzalez Santalo, Jose Miguel [Instituto de Investigaciones Electricas, Temixco, Morelos (Mexico)

    1999-07-01

    The fundamental growth of the Mexican electrical sector for the next ten years is planned on base of the installation of 20 thousand Mw plants of combined cycle. This article presents an analysis of the impact of these power stations finding out that the power stations of combined cycle are at the moment cheaper - from 600 to 700 dollars by installed kW- than the alternative coal options or fuel oil, that are in the range of 900 to 1200 dollars per kW, in addition to which the time required for their construction is shorter. [Spanish] El crecimiento fundamental del sector electrico mexicano para los proximos diez anos esta planeado con base en la instalacion de 20 mil Mw de plantas de ciclo combinado. Este articulo presenta un analisis del impacto de dichas centrales encontrando que las centrales de ciclo combinado actualmente resultan mas baratas - de 600 a 700 dolares por kW instalado - que las opciones alternativas de carbon o combustoleo que estan en el rango de 900 a 1200 dolares por kW, ademas de que los tiempos requeridos para su construccion son menores.

  12. Sistema Solar

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    Lección sobre el Sistema Solar. Curso de Astronomía Básica, segunda edición, impartido por los miembros de la Federación de Asociaciones de Astronomía Cielo de Comellas. Casa de la Ciencia, sábados, del 24 de septiembre al 22 de octubre de 2011

  13. Crystal structures of bis-[(9S,13S,14S)-3-meth-oxy-17-methyl-morphinanium] tetra-chlorido-cobaltate and tetra-chlorido-cuprate.

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    Gauchat, Eric; Nazarenko, Alexander Y

    2017-01-01

    (9S,13S,14S)-3-Meth-oxy-17-methyl-morphinan (dextromethorphan) forms two isostructural salts with (a) tetra-chlorido-cobaltate, namely bis-[(9S,13S,14S)-3-meth-oxy-17-methyl-morphinanium] tetra-chlorido-cobaltate, (C18H26NO)2[CoCl4], and (b) tetra-chlorido-cuprate, namely bis-[(9S,13S,14S)-3-meth-oxy-17-methyl-morphinanium] tetra-chlorido-cuprate, (C18H26NO)2[CuCl4]. The distorted tetra-hedral anions are located on twofold rotational axes. The dextromethorphan cation can be described as being composed of two ring systems, a tetra-hydro-naphthalene system A+B and a deca-hydro-isoquinolinium subunit C+D, that are nearly perpendicular to one another: the angle between mean planes of the A+B and C+D moieties is 78.8 (1)° for (a) and 79.0 (1)° for (b). Two symmetry-related cations of protonated dextromethorphan are connected to the tetra-chlorido-cobaltate (or tetra-chlorido-cuprate) anions via strong N-H⋯Cl hydrogen bonds, forming neutral ion associates. These associates are packed in the (001) plane with no strong attractive bonding between them. Both compounds are attractive crystalline forms for unambiguous identification of the dextromethorphan and, presumably, of its optical isomer, levomethorphan.

  14. The Comparison of Propagation Model for Terrestrial Trunked Radio (TETRA

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    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available A system of digital radio Terrestrial Trunked Radio (TETRA is designed for communication which need specialility, better privacy, better quality of audio with speed transmission data and access capacity to the internet and telephone network. TETRA system of TMO and DMO operation mode which has wide coverage and reliable than the interference so that the TETRA planning needs a propagation model which corresponding with environment. Therefore, this research compare a pathloss value of calculation of propagation model such as Free Space Loss, Wickson, Bacon, CEPT SE21, Ericsson (9999, ITU-R SM 2028 and Okumura Hata based on the environment are clutter urban, sub urban dan rural. The calculation of pathloss provide that Bacon propagation model is an corresponding model for DMO operation mode with a frequency of 380 MHz, height handhelds 1.5 m and 2 m with pathloss value of 76.82 dB at a distance of 100 m and 113.63 dB at a distance of 1 km while the 400 MHz frequency pathloss value of 77.08 dB at a distance of 100 m and 113.6 dB at a distance of 1 km. The propagation model which corresponding to the TMO operation mode with a frequency of 400 MHz distance of 1 km, the transmitter antenna height (hb 30 m and receiver antenna height (hm 1.5 m is a model of Ericsson (9999 on urban clutter with pathloss value of 96.4 dB, the model ITU-R SM2028 in suburban clutter with a pathloss value of 101.13 dB, and the model ITU-R SM2028 on rural clutter with pathloss value of 83.59 dB. Keywords: TETRA, propagation model, urban, suburban, rural

  15. Diffuse control of gas turbines in power stations of combined cycle; Contral difuso de turbinas de gas en centrales de ciclo combinado

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    Sanchez P, Marino; Garduno R, Raul; De Lara J, Salvadror; Castelo C, Luis [Instituto de Investigaciones Electricas, Cuernavaca, Morelos (Mexico)

    2001-07-01

    In this article the application of the technology of the fuzzy logic to the control of gas turbines is presented in order to evaluate it in one of the most difficult processes and with stricter control requirements that exist in the electrical generation industry. For being important for the generation electrical sector, given their use in Comision Federal de Electricidad (CFE), the first selected prototype was the gas turbines model W501 of Westinghouse, installed in the of combined cycle power stations of Dos Bocas, Veracruz, Gomez Palacio, Durango and Tula, Hidalgo, Mexico. The second selected prototype was the one of the turbo gas units type 5001 (that applies to the GE 5001 models and Westinghouse of series 191 and 251). Based on the analysis of the performance of the system of conventional control previously made, the controllers of speed and generation of electrical power were selected to be replaced by diffuse controllers. [Spanish] En este articulo se presenta la aplicacion de la tecnologia de la logica difusa al control de turbinas de gas con el proposito de evaluarla en uno de los procesos mas dificiles y con requerimientos mas estrictos de control que existen en la industria de generacion electrica. Por ser importantes para el sector electrico de generacion, dada su utilizacion en Comision Federal de Electricidad (CFE), el primer prototipo seleccionado fueron las turbinas de gas modelo W501 de Westinghouse, instaladas en la central de ciclo combinado de Dos Bocas, Veracruz, Gomez Palacio, Durango y Tula, Hidalgo, Mexico. El segundo prototipo seleccionado fue el de unidades turbogas tipo 5001 (que aplica a los modelos GE 5001 y Westinghouse de la serie 191 y 251). Basados en el analisis del desempeno del sistema de control convencional realizado previamente, los controladores de velocidad y de generacion de potencia electrica fueron seleccionados para ser sustituidos por controladores difusos.

  16. Evaluación de la eficacia in vitro e in vivo del tratamiento antimicrobiano combinado por el tablero de damas

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    Espino Hernández, María; Martínez Motas, Isabel; Couto Ramos, María Julia; Zuazo Silva, Jorge L

    2009-01-01

    El presente trabajo tuvo como objetivo, evaluar la eficacia clínica del tratamiento antimicrobiano combinado mediante pruebas de sinergismo in vitro y determinar la eficacia del procedimiento empleado para orientar...

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

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    de la Fuente, V.

    1995-10-01

    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.

  18. Efeitos combinados dos movimentos de moradia sobre os programas habitacionais autogestionários

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    Luciana Tatagiba

    Full Text Available Resumo O artigo discute os efeitos políticos dos movimentos sociais sobre a política pública, a partir do caso da União Nacional por Moradia Popular (UNMP. Para essa análise, mobilizamos a literatura anglo-saxônica que tem se dedicado ao estudo dos resultados dos movimentos, com ênfase sobre o modelo dos efeitos combinados (joint-effect model. A UNMP tem impactado a política pública no que concerne aos programas habitacionais autogestionários, a partir de uma combinação entre capacidade de mobilização e a presença de aliados em posições institucionais de poder. Na compreensão sobre como essas variáveis se combinam na produção resultados, destacamos dois fatores explicativos: o compartilhamento de projetos e a múltipla filiação.

  19. Efecto microbicida de la radiación solar (SODIS combinado con Artemisia annua

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    Mariana Muñoz-Restrepo

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available En este estudio se evaluó el método SODIS y SODIS combinado con Artemisia annua como una alternativa para la desinfección del agua en comunidades sin acceso a agua segura. Se determinó la eficiencia del método en la remoción de Escherichia coli, Bacillus subtilis, Enterococcus faecalis y Salmonella typhimurium usando botellas tipo PET con agua destilada estéril y una concentración inicial de 1x106 UFC/ml de cada microorganismo. Para la combinación SODIS-A. annua se adicionó a las botellas una infusión de A. annua al 10% (v/v; las botellas fueron expuestas al sol durante mínimo 6 horas y se determinaron las variables temperatura del agua, radiación solar y turbidez. Se encontró que el tratamiento SODIS fue más eficiente en la remoción de los cuatro microorganismos que el tratamiento SODIS + A. annua. Las remociones más altas se encontraron a partir de las cuatro horas de exposición para las especies bacterianas en estado vegetativo.

  20. Cutaneous Ossifying Fibroma in a Neon Tetra (Paracheirodon innesi).

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    Murphy, B; Imai, D M

    2016-01-01

    A cutaneous proliferative mass was identified arising from the caudal peduncle of a captive neon tetra fish (Paracheirodon innesi). The lesion was histologically consistent with an ossifying fibroma (OF), a fibro-osseous proliferative lesion typically identified in the jaws or tooth-associated supportive tissues of mammals. Although it has been previously reported, there is no recent report of this lesion occurring in a fish. This is the first report of a cutaneous ossifying fibroma in a characin fish. The authors speculate on the pathogenesis of this lesion, which may have arisen from the scale-associated mesenchymal tissues. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  1. Sex Reversal on Congo Tetra Fish (Micraleptus intterruptus Larvae

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    Harton Arfah

    2007-08-01

    Full Text Available ABSTRACTExperiment was performed to assess the effect of 17a-methyltestosterone (MT treatment on Congo tetra fish larvae.  To evaluate the optimal pattern of MT treatment, three different treatments were administrated.  Three months old larvae were submerged in three different doses of MT; 1, 2 and 4 mg/l.  These studies showed that the highest percentage of male fish was obtained by 4 mg/l MT treatment, 87,17%.  The 2 mg/l and 1 mg/l MT treatments obtained 77,53% and 69,86% male respectively, two times higher than control, 38,96%.  On the other hand, the 4 mg/l MT treatment also resulted the highest percentage of hermaphrodite fishes, 17,58%.  The highest survival rate was shown by 1 mg/l MT treatment, 62,77% and the lowest was shown by the 4 mg/l MT treatment, 47,20%.  The highest rate of fish length and weight was shown by the 4 mg/l MT treatment, 4,4 cm and 1,65 gram respectively.  These findings suggest that MT treatment offers an advantage in growth of  tetra Congo larvae. Key word :  Sex reversal, methyltestosterone, Congo tetra fish, Micraleptus intterruptus. ABSTRAKPenelitian ini bertujuan untuk mengetahui pengaruh perendaman larva di dalam larutan hormon 17a-metiltestosteron pada dosis 1, 2 dan 4 mg/l larutan.  Persentase tertinggi ikan jantan dihasilkan  oleh perlakuan 4 mg/l, yaitu 87,17%.  Perlakuan 2 mg/l dan 1 mg/l masing-masing menghasilkan 77,53% dan 69,86% sedangkan kontrol menghasilkan 38,96% jantan.  Efek lain dari perlakuan MT ini adalah hermafroditisme.  Perlakuan 4 mg/l menghasilkan persentase hermafrodit tertinggi yaitu 17,58%, sedangkan pada kontrol kelangsungan hidup tertinggi diperoleh pada perlakuan 1 mg/l (62,77% dan terendah pada perlakuan 4 mg/l (47,20%.  Hasil tersebut menunjukkan adanya pengaruh dosis hormon terhadap kelangsungan hidup ikan.  Pengukuran bobot dan panjang ikan pada setiap perlakuan menunjukkan nilai tertinggi dihasilkan oleh perlakuan 4 mg/l  yaitu 1,65 gram dan 4,40 cm.  Hal

  2. Development and implementation of an interface control-process and of additional models in the simulator of combined cycle units; Desarrollo e implantacion de una interfaz control-proceso y de modelos adicionales en el simulador de unidades de ciclo combinado

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    Martinez R, Rogelio E; Ramirez G, Miguel; Melgar G, Jose L; Codero C, Juan C; Romero J, Guillermo [Instituto de Investigaciones Electricas, Cuernavaca, Morelos (Mexico)

    2001-07-01

    In this article are described the design and implementation of an interface control-process and the formulation of the process models for the simulation of the vibration amplitudes of the steam and gas turbines and of the monitoring system of gas discharges, which comprise a simulator of total reach of combined cycle units. These three systems had to be developed and implemented in the simulator of combined cycle units, that the Instituto de Investigaciones Electricas (IIE) developed for the Comision Federal de Electricidad (CFE), with the purpose of solving different problematic caused by the use of a platform of commercial software for the construction of simulators. The problematic presented by the platform of software is briefly described, as well as the solutions contributed with respect to the interconnection of signals control-process, and to the lack of models of the mechanical part of the steam and gas turbines, and of the monitoring system of polluting emissions. [Spanish] En este articulo se describen el diseno e implantacion de una interfaz control-proceso y la formulacion de los modelos de proceso para la simulacion de las amplitudes de vibracion de las turbinas de gas y de vapor y del sistema de monitoreo de emisiones de gases, los cuales forman parte de un simulador de alcance total de unidades de ciclo combinado. Estos tres sistemas tuvieron que ser desarrollados e implementados en el simulador de unidades de ciclo combinado, que el Instituto de Investigaciones electricas (IIE) desarrollo para la Comision Federal de Electricidad (CFE), con el fin de resolver diferentes problematicas ocasionadas por la utilizacion de una plataforma de software comercial para la construccion de simuladores. Se describen brevemente las problematicas presentadas por la plataforma de software, asi como las soluciones aportadas en lo relativo a la interconexion de senales control-proceso, y a la falta de modelos de la parte mecanica de las turbinas de gas y de vapor, y

  3. Exergoeconomic optimization of tetra-combined trigeneration system

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    Juan Carlos Burbano J.

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Se pretende obtener configuraciones óptimas de sistemas de trig eneración para satisfacer demandas de electricidad y cargas tér micas de calentamiento y enfriamiento, evaluando el impacto de los costo s de producción de electricidad, vapor y agua fría. Un sistema de trigeneración produce electricidad, calor y enfriamiento usando esa electrici dad o calor disponible. Se hace énfasis en sistemas que usan re frigeración por absorción, incluyendo uno que usa refrigeración hibrida de abso rción eyectocompresión, llamado sistema tetracombinado de tri generación. La evaluación del desempeño de los sistemas se lleva a cabo med iante el análisis exergético y exergoeconómico de las alternati vas propuestas para determinar la eficiencia exergética y los costos exergétic os de la producción de las utili dades del sistema. Se usó el m étodo de Algoritmos Genéticos para la optimización de las plantas de trigeneración. La optimización muestra beneficios importantes en los costos e xergéticos de los productos por medio de la maximización de la eficiencia exergét ica de los diferentes sistemas.

  4. 40 CFR 721.3560 - Derivative of tetra-chloro-ethy-lene.

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    2010-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 30 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Derivative of tetra-chloro-ethy-lene... Substances § 721.3560 Derivative of tetra-chloro-ethy-lene. (a) Chemical substance and significant new uses... described in paragraph (a)(2) of this section: Derivative of tetrachloroethylene, P-82-684. (2) The...

  5. Dichloridobis(N,N,N',N'-tetra-methyl-thio-urea-κS)mercury(II)

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    Nawaz, Sidra; Sadaf, Haseeba; Fettouhi, Mohammed; Fazal, Atif; Ahmad, Saeed

    2010-01-01

    In the title compound, [HgCl(2)(C(5)H(12)N(2)S)(2)], the Hg(II) atom is located on a twofold rotation axis and is bonded in a distorted tetra-hedral coordination mode to two chloride ions and to two tetra-methyl-thio-urea (tmtu...

  6. Migration of itx (Isopropyl Thioxantone) from Tetra Pak Bricks into Food

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    Sonja Jamnicki; Tatjana Jamnicki

    2010-01-01

    .... Tetra Pak has identified the source of migration to be uv cured offset printing ink.The presence of itx in food packed in Tetra Pak bricks is the result of the contamination of the inner polyethylene layer of the box walls...

  7. Migration of ITX (Isopropyl Thioxantone) from Tetra Pak Bricks into Food

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    Tatjana Jamnicki; Sonja Jamnicki

    2010-01-01

    .... Tetra Pak has identified the source of migration to be uv cured offset printing ink. The presence of ITX in food packed in Tetra Pak bricks is the result of the contamination of the inner polyethylene layer of the box walls...

  8. Modernization of the subsystem man-machine interface for operation of the combined cycle central of Gomez Palacio; Modernizacion del subsistema de interfaz hombre-maquina para operacion de la central de ciclo combinado de Gomez Palacio

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    Rivas S, Alfonso; Uribe B, Carlos E; Alvarez C, Victor [Instituto de Investigaciones Electricas, Cuernavaca, Morelos (Mexico)

    2002-07-01

    In order to take care of the modernization of the Combined Cycle Central of Gomez Palacio (CCCGP) of the Comision Federal de Electricidad (CFE), the Instituto de Investigaciones Electricas (IIE), through the Management of Supervision of Processes (GSP) developed the subsystem of Interface Man-Machine (IMM), to replace the workstations that are deteriorated and obsolete by personal computers, maintaining the same functions of the IMM of the present system, including the management and processing functions that at the present time another system makes. Also, to replace the equipment of the concentrators of communications by a PC with greater capacity, than allows improving in general the flexibility and robustness of the system. Among the main functions integrated in the IMM subsystem there are: the communications master with the controllers (equipment SAC), redundancy of servers, database, historical registry storage, alarm management, tabulations, tendency graphs in real time and historical, process diagrams and Control Panels. [Spanish] Con el objeto de atender las necesidades de modernizacion de la Central de Ciclo Combinado Gomez Palacio (CCCGP) de la Comision Federal de Electricidad (CFE), el Instituto de Investigaciones Electricas (IIE), a traves de la Gerencia de Supervision de Procesos (GSP) desarrollo el subsistema de Interfaz Hmbre-Maquina (IHM), para reemplazar las estaciones de trabajo que se encuentran deterioradas y obsoletas por computadoras personales, manteniendo las mismas funciones de la IHM del sistema actual, incluyendo las funciones de administracion y procesamiento que en la actualidad realiza otro sistema. Asimismo, para reemplazar los equipos de los concentradores de comunicaciones por PC con mayor capacidad, que permitan mejorar la flexibilidad y robustez del sistema en general. Entre las principales funciones integradas en el subsistema de IHM se encuentran: el Maestro de comunicaciones con los controladores (equipo SAC), redundancia de

  9. ANALISA KUALITAS LAYANAN SISTEM KOMUNIKASI TETRA PADA KERETA API INDONESIA

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    Rakhmadany Primananda

    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available Pada sistem komunikasi dan informasi yang ada pada Perusahaan Terbatas Kereta Api Indonesia (PT KAI Persero masih belum terintegrasi semua untuk saat ini. Sistem komunikasinya masih menggunakan sistem komunikasi analog seperti Very High Frequency (VHF dengan frekuensi 400 MHz dan microwave yang mempunyai frekuensi 2 GHz, dimana kedua frekuensi tersebut terjadi interferensi terhadap frekuensi komunikasi selular. Sistem komunikasi analog ini tidak memungkinkan untuk bisa terintegrasi dengan informasi yang diberikan, karena membutuhkan pengubahan secara digital. Pada penelitian ini dibahas mengenai topologi jaringan TETRA untuk area Daop 1 Jakarta dalam hal ini KRL Jabodetabek dan TETRA untuk area Daop 8 Surabaya dengan simulator OPNET modeler. Hasil uji coba QoS menunjukkan bahwa hasil pembagian trafik yang ada pada 4 slot TDMA masih kurang maksimal untuk mendekati 115,2 kbps dalam hal throughput karena penggunaan channel yang kurang. Untuk SNR sudah didapatkan hasil yang baik yaitu rata-rata di atas 30dB. Perbedaan topologi dan penempatan BTS pada komunikasi sangat berpengaruh terhadap hasil kualitas jaringan yang didapatkan.

  10. FACE RECOGNITION BASED ON LOCAL DERIVATIVE TETRA PATTERN

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    A Geetha

    2017-02-01

    Full Text Available This paper proposes a new face recognition algorithm called local derivative tetra pattern (LDTrP. The new technique LDTrP is used to alleviate the face recognition rate under real-time challenges. Local derivative pattern (LDP is a directional feature extraction method to encode directional pattern features based on local derivative variations. The nth -order LDP is proposed to encode the first (n-1th order local derivative direction variations. The LDP templates extract high-order local information by encoding various distinctive spatial relationships contained in a given local region. The local tetra pattern (LTrP encodes the relationship between the reference pixel and its neighbours by using the first-order derivatives in vertical and horizontal directions. LTrP extracts values which are based on the distribution of edges which are coded using four directions. The LDTrP combines the higher order directional feature from both LDP and LTrP. Experimental results on ORL and JAFFE database show that the performance of LDTrP is consistently better than LBP, LTP and LDP for face identification under various conditions. The performance of the proposed method is measured in terms of recognition rate.

  11. MODELACIÓN DEL PROCESO DE RECUPERACIÓN PARCIAL DE ENVASES DE TETRA PAK MODELAÇÃO DO PROCESSO DE RECUPERAÇÃO PARCIAL DE EMBALAGENS TETRA PAK MODELING THE PARTIAL RECOVERY PROCESS OF TETRA PAK PACKAGES

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    JORGE MARIO OBANDO

    2009-07-01

    Full Text Available En el presente artículo se estudian el patrón de consumo, las expectativas y satisfacción de la población de Medellín con los envases de Tetra Pak, el tratamiento que se les da cuando son descartados y la conducta que se seguiría, conociendo que el Tetra Pak es reciclable; luego, se modela el procedimiento para recuperar parcialmente esos desechos de Tetra Pak y comercializarlos como bienes intermedios, aptos para ser reintegrados dentro de diversos procesos productivos. Se estudian varias políticas de operación mediante un modelo de simulación de eventos discretos construido en Extend.No presente artigo se estudam o patrão de consumo, as expectativas e satisfação da população de M edellín com as embalagens Tetra Pak, o tratamento que se lhes dá quando são descartadas e a conduta que se seguiria, conhecendo que o Tetra Pak é reciclável; depois, se modela o procedimento para recuperar parcialmente esses resíduos de Tetra Pak e comercializá-los como bens intermédios, aptos para ser reintegrados dentro de diversos processos produtivos. Estudam-se várias políticas de operação mediante um modelo de simulação de eventos discretos construído em Extend.In this paper we study the consumption pattern, expectations and satisfaction of the population of Medellin with Tetra Pak packages, the treatment given to them now when they are discarded and the conduct to be followed, knowing that the Tetra Pak is recyclable, then the process to recover partially debris from Tetra Pak is modeled and marketed as intermediate goods, eligible to be reinstated within various production processes. Several operating policies through a discrete event simulation built in Extend are studied.

  12. Mechanism of the tunable structural color of neon tetra

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    Yoshioka, Shinya

    2010-03-01

    Many examples of the structural color can be found in butterfly wings, beetle's elytra and bird feathers. Since the color-producing microstructures of these examples mainly consist of stable materials, for example, dried cuticles in insects and keratin and melanin granules in bird feathers, it is impossible to actively change the microstructure. On the other hand, some fish have the tunability in their structural colors. For example, a small tropical fish, neon tetra, has a longitudinal stripe that looks blue-green in the day time, while it changes into deep violet at night. This fact clearly indicates the variability in the microstructure. It is known that the iridophore of the stripe part of neon tetra contains two stacks of thin light-reflecting platelets that are made of guanine crystal. Since the arrangement of the platelets is observed periodic, the stack is thought to cause the structural color through the multilayer thin-film interference. Consequently, the variability in the color is thought to originate from the variation in the distance between the platelets. Two explanations have been proposed so far for the distance variation. Lythoge and Shand considered that the distance is controlled by osmotic pressure that induces the inflow of the water into the iridophore[1]. On the other hand, Nagaishi et al. proposed a different model, called Venetian blind model, in which the inclination angle of the platelets is varied, resulting in the change in the distance[2]. Recently, we have performed detailed optical measurements on the iridophore of neon tetra. We have paid particular attention to the direction of the reflected light, since the Venetian blind model expects that the direction varies with the color change owing to the tilt of the platelets. We present the experimental results and quantitatively discuss the validity of the Venetian blind model. [4pt] [1] J. N. Lythgoe, and J. Shand, J Physiol. 325, 23-34 (1982). [0pt] [2] H. Nagaishi, N. Oshima, and R

  13. La web 2.0 en los sistemas de recuperación de información

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    Mary Eugenia Luna González

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available Se realiza un análisis documental para obtener conocimiento sobre el avance de las nuevas tecnologías de la información y comunicación, y la explosión informativa y sobresaturación en la red consecuencia de tal avance, que solo es posible contrarrestar por medio de la utilización de sistemas de recuperación de información combinados con las ventajas ofrecidas en la web 2.0.

  14. Envejecimiento del sistema circadiano

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    Lucas-Sánchez, Alejandro; Martinez-Nicolas, Antonio; Escames, Germaine; de Costa, Jorge

    2012-01-01

    ... este reloj interno se denomina sistema circadiano. Cuando a los organismos se les aísla del ambiente, sus ritmos difieren ligeramente de 24 horas, de ahí la denominación circa-diano . Por ello, para su correcto funcionamiento, el sistema requiere que se le ponga en hora cada día. Este sistema, al igual que el resto de órganos y sistemas del organism...

  15. Fluorescence detection of the ornamental fish Cardinal Tetra (Paracheirodon axelrodi).

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    Brinn, Richard P; Marcon, Jaydione; Tavares-Dias, Marcos; Brinn, Ira M

    2009-01-01

    The fluorescence spectra of the tropical fish, Cardinal Tetra (Paracheirodon axelrodi), originating in the Amazon region of Brazil, were determined. These spectra were then treated using factor analysis, generating two contributing spectra and separating out the noise. Time-resolved fluorescence results indicated that the fluorescent system in the epidermis undergoes excited state reaction. Excited state proton transfer is suggested as being present. Both intentionally stressed and nonstressed individuals were used and some small differences were noted in the contributions of the two calculated contributing spectra to the experimental spectra, presumably as a function of stress. The results are compared with those obtained by the standard determination of cortisol level using the whole body extraction method and it is suggested that the method could be tested as an improved, nondestructive way to determine stress in this species, which is a necessary step in the development of "best management practices" of methods for storage and transport of the fish.

  16. Análise termodinâmica de ciclo combinado operando fora das condições de projeto

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    Flávio Fernando Guarinelo Júnior

    2012-01-01

    Resumo: O atendimento da demanda crescente de eletricidade, associado à necessidade do cumprimento de metas de emissões de gases causadores do aquecimento global, será um grande desafio ao setor elétrico nas próximas décadas. A geração de eletricidade ainda necessitará de combustíveis fosseis por muitos anos e a busca por eficiência energética nos processos térmicos que envolvem as usinas termoelétricas será determinante ao cumprimento das metas de emissões. Neste contexto, o ciclo combinado ...

  17. Acceso al léxico y atención selectiva en sujetos con TDAH, dislexia y combinado

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    Rosende Vázquez, Marta

    2016-01-01

    [Resumen] El presente trabajo de investigación tiene un doble objetivo: a) analizar el acceso al léxico en alumnos con TDAH, Dislexia, Combinado (TDAH+Dislexia) y Grupo Control y b) analizar el papel de la atención selectiva en tareas de acceso al lenguaje escrito. Para ello hemos valorado la eficacia y la tasa de procesamiento en la realización de diferentes tareas implicadas en el desarrollo de los procesos básicos incluidos en el proceso lector en tareas léxicas, sintá...

  18. El viaje combinado en el RDLG 1/2007 (Texto refundido ley general de consumidores)y leyes complementarias

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    Pastor Sempere, María del Carmen

    2010-01-01

    Si bien el turista puede perfectamente beneficiarse de la protección prevista por el ordenamiento para todo consumidor, es conveniente, por no decir que imprescindible, el establecimiento de medidas específicas para su protección. Por ello, el presente trabajo se detiene en los aspectos centrales del régimen jurídico del contrato de viaje combinado, tal y como queda tras su interpretación en el conjunto del texto refundido. ABSTRACT: Even though tourists may perfectly benef...

  19. Evaluation of consumer satisfaction using the tetra-class model.

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    Clerfeuille, Fabrice; Poubanne, Yannick; Vakrilova, Milena; Petrova, Guenka

    2008-09-01

    A number of studies have shown the importance of consumers' satisfaction toward pharmacy services. The measurement of patient satisfaction through different elements of services provided is challenging within the context of a dynamic economic environment. Patient satisfaction is the result of long-term established habits and expectations to the pharmacy as an institution. Few studies to date have attempted to discern whether these changes have led to increased patient satisfaction and loyalty, particularly within developing nations. The objective of this study was to evaluate the elements of the services provided in Bulgarian pharmacies and their contribution to consumer satisfaction using a tetra-class model. Three main hypotheses were tested in pharmacies to validate the model in the case of complex services. Additionally, the contribution of the different service elements to the clients' satisfaction was studied. The analysis was based on a survey of customers in central and district pharmacies in Sofia, Bulgaria. The data were analyzed through a correspondence analysis which was applied to the results of the 752 distributed questionnaires. It was observed that different dimensions of the pharmacies contribute uniquely to customer satisfaction, with consumer gender contributing greatly toward satisfaction, with type/location of pharmacy, consumer age, and educational degree also playing a part. The duration of time over which the consumers have been clients at a given pharmacy influences the subsequent service categorization. This research demonstrated that the tetra-class model is suitable for application in the pharmaceutical sector. The model results could be beneficial for both researchers and pharmacy managers.

  20. Reaproveitamento de resíduos de embalagens Tetra Pak-® em coberturas

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    Karen C. P. da Silva; Campos,Alessandro T.; Tadayuki Yanagi Junior; Daiane Cecchin; Dian Lourençoni; Jacqueline C. Ferreira

    2015-01-01

    Esta pesquisa foi realizada com o objetivo de avaliar o reaproveitamento de embalagens Tetra Pak-® junto a telhas de fibrocimento e o uso de telhas recicladas à base de embalagens Tetra Pak-® no conforto térmico em modelos físicos em escala reduzida de instalações rurais. Para testar os diferentes materiais de cobertura, foram construídos seis modelos: telhas recicladas à base de embalagens Tetra Pak-®, telhas cerâmica...

  1. Estabilidad de un producto dulce de tamarillo (Cyphomandra betacea conservado por métodos combinados

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    Xadeni Villegas-Ruíz

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo de este estudio fue aplicar la tecnología de métodos combinados para elaborar una base dulce (BDT de tamarillo (Cyphomandra betacea, así como evaluar su estabilidad durante el almacenamiento. La BDT fue preparada al pH natural de la fruta (3,72, con una actividad de agua (aw reducida (0,901 mediante la adición de sacarosa, y adicionada con benzoato de sodio (0,1% como antimicrobiano. La BDT se almacenó en refrigeración (4°C, protegida de la luz, y se evaluó cada tercer día durante 60 días determinando sus características fisicoquímicas (color, aw, pH y acidez titulable como ácido cítrico; antioxidantes (capacidad antioxidante, fenoles totales y antocianinas; y microbiológicas (bacterias mesófilas aerobias, mohos y levaduras. La BDT fue adicionada a yogurt natural para evaluar sensorialmente su aceptación general durante el almacenamiento; esta evaluación se llevó a cabo cada siete días durante 49 días. El tiempo de almacenamiento no tuvo efecto sobre la aw, el pH y la acidez de la BDT. Se observó un aumento en el cambio neto de color (de 0 a 4,9 y se registró disminución en los compuestos fenólicos totales (de 1,213 a 0,816 mg de ácido gálico/g BDT, en las antocianinas monoméricas totales (de 0,910 a 0,611 mg cianidina-3-glucósido/g de BDT y en la capacidad antioxidante (de 5,816 a 3,576 μmol Trolox/g BDT. Las cuentas de bacterias mesófilas aerobias, mohos y levaduras, aumentaron ligeramente durante el almacenamiento (de 0,05 durante el almacenamiento.

  2. Waste Cellulose from Tetra Pak Packages as Reinforcement of Cement Concrete

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    Martínez-Barrera, Gonzalo; Barrera-Díaz, Carlos E; Cuevas-Yañez, Erick; Varela-Guerrero, Víctor; Vigueras-Santiago, Enrique; Ávila-Córdoba, Liliana; Martínez-López, Miguel

    2015-01-01

      The development of the packaging industry has promoted indiscriminately the use of disposable packing as Tetra Pak, which after a very short useful life turns into garbage, helping to spoil the environment...

  3. Copper Complexes Of Di-, Tri-, And Tetra-Peptides Containing Tryptophan, Histidine And Arginine

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    El Naggar, A. M. [احمد محمد النجار; El-Ghaffar, S. A. A.; Zaher, M. R.

    1983-01-01

    Fifty Seven copper complexes of di-, tri-. and tetra-peptides containing tryptophan, histidine and arginine are studied spectrophotometrically. The ^a, and colour of the complexes are dependent on the sequence of the amino acid in the dipeptide methyl esters of tryptophan and arginine; and independent on the sequence of dipeptides of histidine or in any of the tri- and tetra-peptides of histidine, arginine and tryptophan. The results achieved confirmed that the nitrogen atoms of the indole nu...

  4. Ciclo combinado Diesel-Vapor como repotenciación de una central termoeléctrica: caso de estudio; Combined Cycle Diesel-Steam as Power Plant Repowering: study case

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    Alberto Eduardo Calvo González

    2015-04-01

    Full Text Available La necesidad imperiosa de cubrir el déficit de generación eléctrica ampliando el potencial de generación con motores diesel a fuel oíl, cuya instalación requiere de muy poco tiempo, es una solución adecuada. La idea de aprovechar los nodos del sistema electro energético, como son las subestaciones y las centrales eléctricas, para instalar los grupos electrógenos es una solución apropiada. Pero en el caso de una central termoeléctrica, al montar estas instalaciones de forma independiente, no se aprovechan las posibilidades que la combinación de procesos ofrece como la disminución del consumo de combustible, y de la contaminación ambiental por unidad de energía producida. El presente trabajo explora la posibilidad de instalar plantas eléctricas diesel a fuel oil como ciclo combinado diesel-vapor. Se demuestra la conveniencia de instalar plantas eléctricas diesel a fuel oil como ciclo combinado diesel-vapor, aprovechando la sinergia que se logra por la combinación de los procesos térmicos.  The pressing need of covering generation deficit to satisfy the demand in the shorter possible time, by enlarging the generation potential with fuel oil fueled diesel motors, it’s an appropriate solution. The idea of taking advantage of electric grid existent nodes facilities to place the generating electricity diesel motors is a non-unwise solution. But in the case of the node of steam power station place these motors in an independent way, don't take advantage of the possibilities that the processes combination offers, as the combined cycle diesel vapor for example. The work presented herein explored and showed the possibility of installing the electric diesel plants as a repowering the existing steam power plant by combined cycle diesel-steam taking advantage of the synergy achieved by thermal processes combination.

  5. Ciclo combinado Diesel-Vapor como repotenciación de una central termoeléctrica: caso de estudio; Combined Cycle Diesel-Steam as Power Plant Repowering: study case

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    Alberto Eduardo Calvo González

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available La necesidad imperiosa de cubrir el déficit de generación eléctrica ampliando el potencial de generación con motores diesel a fuel oíl, cuya instalación requiere de muy poco tiempo, es una solución adecuada. La idea de aprovechar los nodos del sistema electro energético, como son las subestaciones y las centrales eléctricas, para instalar los grupos electrógenos es una solución apropiada. Pero en el caso de una central termoeléctrica, al montar estas instalaciones de forma independiente, no se aprovechan las posibilidades que la combinación de procesos ofrece como la disminución del consumo de combustible, y de la contaminación ambiental por unidad de energía producida. El presente trabajo explora la posibilidad de instalar plantas eléctricas diesel a fuel oil como ciclo combinado diesel-vapor. Se demuestra la conveniencia de instalar plantas eléctricas diesel a fuel oil como ciclo combinado diesel-vapor, aprovechando la sinergia que se logra por la combinación de los procesos térmicos. The pressing need of covering generation deficit to satisfy the demand in the shorter possible time, by enlarging the generation potential with fuel oil fueled diesel motors, it’s an appropriate solution. The idea of taking advantage of electric grid existent nodes facilities to place the generating electricity diesel motors is a non-unwise solution. But in the case of the node of steam power station place these motors in an independent way, don't take advantage of the possibilities that the processes combination offers, as the combined cycle diesel vapor for example. The work presented herein explored and showed the possibility of installing the electric diesel plants as a repowering the existing steam power plant by combined cycle diesel-steam taking advantage of the synergy achieved by thermal processes combination.

  6. Reaproveitamento de resíduos de embalagens Tetra Pak-® em coberturas

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    Karen C. P. da Silva

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Esta pesquisa foi realizada com o objetivo de avaliar o reaproveitamento de embalagens Tetra Pak-® junto a telhas de fibrocimento e o uso de telhas recicladas à base de embalagens Tetra Pak-® no conforto térmico em modelos físicos em escala reduzida de instalações rurais. Para testar os diferentes materiais de cobertura, foram construídos seis modelos: telhas recicladas à base de embalagens Tetra Pak-®, telhas cerâmicas, telhas de fibrocimento, telhas de alumínio, telhas de fibrocimento com subcobertura de embalagens Tetra Pak-® com a face aluminizada voltada para cima e telhas de fibrocimento com forro de embalagens Tetra Pak-® com a face aluminizada voltada para cima. Os dados foram coletados no período de dezembro de 2012 a fevereiro de 2013, das 9 às 17 h, em intervalos de 20 min. É possível afirmar que as telhas recicladas apresentaram índices de conforto térmico com valores semelhantes aos apresentados por outros materiais de cobertura, como as telhas cerâmicas. O reaproveitamento das embalagens Tetra Pak-® como forro contribuiu para redução dos valores médios de índice de temperatura e umidade, índice de temperatura de globo e umidade e carga térmica de radiação.

  7. Desarrollo desigual y combinado y crisis ecológica Uneven and combined development and ecological crisis

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    James O'Connor

    2003-12-01

    Full Text Available Las formas de desarrollo desigual y combinado impactan directamente en los procesos de contaminación y agotamiento de los recursos naturales en la sociedad globalizada. Los países del Sur no poseen instituciones capaces de ofrecer resistencia a los procesos socioeconómicos de acumulación del capital, tanto a escala regional como global, y padecen los grandes efectos de la crisis ecológica contemporánea.The forms of combined and unequal development directly impact on the processes of contamination and exhaustion of natural resources in the globalized society. The countries in the South do not have institutions capable of resisting the socio-economic processes of capital accumulation, both at regional and global scale, and suffer the great effects of contemporary ecologic crisis.

  8. Evaluación de un sistema de filtros de cascarilla de arroz y luffa cylindrica para el tratamiento de aguas lluvias

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    Paola Mesa; Víctor Bravo; Andrés Prieto; Andrés Suárez

    2015-01-01

    Se evaluó un sistema de tratamiento para agua lluvia cosechada en los techos de la Universidad Libre, sede Bosque Popular empleando elementos lignocelulósicos mediante dos filtros de flujo descendente con lecho profundo. Uno que consta de luffa cylindrica como soporte combinado con cascarilla de arroz como medio filtrante y otro que solo funcionó con cascarilla de arroz como medio filtrante. La eficiencia del tratamiento se evaluó a través de análisis físicos, químicos y biológicos como ...

  9. EVALUACIÓN DEL BIENESTAR EN VACAS EN UN SISTEMA DE ORDEÑE AUTOMATIZADO DURANTE LA ÉPOCA ESTIVAL. ESTUDIO DE CASO

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    P. E. LEVA

    2017-08-01

    media fue de 70 ±12 rpm. La producción de leche fue de 28 ± 1,6 L v-1 d-1. El cortisol presento valores entre 10 y 48 ng ml-1. Los animales destinaron 25,1 % y 26,1 % a las conductas de comer y rumiar respectivamente y sólo 0,7% a beber. Los resultados preliminares indicarían la factibilidad de introducir sistemas robotizados combinados con métodos de mitigación del estrés.

  10. STUDY OF SUBCELLULAR DISTRIBUTION OF CRYSTALLINE MESO-TETRA(3-PYRIDYLBACTERIOCHLORIN NANOPARTICLES

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    Yu. S. Maklygina

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available The results of the study of subcellular distribution of molecular meso-tetra(3-pyridylbacteriochlorin nanocrystals proposed as therapeutic agents for photodynamic therapy are represented in the article. Investigations and measurement of spectroscopic properties of molecular crystals of near-infrared photosensitizer were conducted using special device complex based on fiber-optic spectrometer. Investigation and analysis of the pattern of subcellular accumulation of meso-tetra(3-pyridylbacteriochlorin in molecular (dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO as solvent and nanocrystalline forms on different cell lines: human monocytes (THP-1, human cervical cancer cells (HeLa and mouse malignant brain tumor cells (glioma C6. The dynamics of subcellylar accumulation of the agent at concentration of 5 and 10 mg/l was assessed with laser microscope-spectrum analyzer and by confocal microscopy. The study showed that in the course of interaction with cell lines molecular nanocrystals of the agent developed ability to fluorescence. Hence, in the cellular environment meso-tetra(3-pyridyl bacteriochlorin nanoparticles became phototoxic giving opportunities for their use for fluorescence diagnosis and photodynamic therapy. Specific role of meso-tetra(3-pyridylbacteriochlorin in the range of photosensitizers is determined by its spectral characteristics, i.e. absorption and fluorescence in near-infrared band, which allows measuring and affecting on deeper layers of biotissue. Thus, the use of meso-tetra(3-pyridylbacteriochlorin nanoparticles as nanophotosensitizers may improve the efficacy of diagnosis and treatment of deep-seated tumors.

  11. Performance of TETRA and GSM\\GPRS as a Platform for Broadband Internet and Multimedia Evolution

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    M. I. Dababneh

    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available In this paper, a novel approach for the comparison between TETRA system and other contenders is presented showing the relative potentials, thence applications and possible new services. TETRA Voice plus Data (V+D and GPRSbased- GSM performance are also compared for defined multimedia transmission to revise the capability of bothsystems to afford multimedia applications to large number of subscribers with the shortest time possible while maintaining the optimal channel utilization. Performance measurements for data transmission illustrate that TETRA exhibits faster time response for connection setup time than the GPRS\\GSM applications can provide. Simulation results also confirm that TETRA can support larger number of Mobile Stations (MSs than the GSM\\GPRS for the same time delay period, yet TETRA requires minimal network resources in comparison with GSM\\GPRS for the same supported service. Indeed this is important in the present time where the demand on wireless communication is increasing dramatically and this what stimulates the concept of this research. Also, the hypothesis that certain communications systems utilizes spectrum efficiency more effectively than others and the fact that radio spectrum is a scarce recourse have further encourages the start of this research.

  12. Efectos del ejercicio aeróbico interválico, combinado con entrenamiento de fuerza y de la restricción calórica, sobre la composición corporal de ratas obesas

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    I. Coll-Risco; D. Camiletti-Moirón; D.J. Tirado; E. Nebot; A. Andrade; R. Martínez; G. Kapravelou; J.M. Porres; P. Aranda; V.A. Aparicio

    2017-01-01

    Objetivo: Investigar los efectos de un programa de ejercicio aeróbico interválico, combinado con entrenamiento de fuerza, y de la restricción calórica, sobre el peso y la composición corporal de ratas genéticamente obesas. Método: Un total de 32 ratas genéticamente obesas fueron divididas aleatoriamente en dos grupos (n = 16) con o sin ejercicio aeróbico interválico combinado con entrenamiento de fuerza. A su vez, cada grupo, con o sin ejercicio aeróbico interválico combinado con entrenami...

  13. Acute Exposure to Terrestrial Trunked Radio (TETRA) has effects on the electroencephalogram and electrocardiogram, consistent with vagal nerve stimulation.

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    Burgess, Adrian P; Fouquet, Nathalie C; Seri, Stefano; Hawken, Malcolm B; Heard, Andrew; Neasham, David; Little, Mark P; Elliott, Paul

    2016-10-01

    Terrestrial Trunked Radio (TETRA) is a telecommunications system widely used by police and emergency services around the world. The Stewart Report on mobile telephony and health raised questions about possible health effects associated with TETRA signals. This study investigates possible effects of TETRA signals on the electroencephalogram and electrocardiogram in human volunteers. Blinded randomized provocation study with a standardized TETRA signal or sham exposure. In the first of two experiments, police officers had a TETRA set placed first against the left temple and then the upper-left quadrant of the chest and the electroencephalogram was recorded during rest and active cognitive processing. In the second experiment, volunteers were subject to chest exposure of TETRA whilst their electroencephalogram and heart rate variability derived from the electrocardiogram were recorded. In the first experiment, we found that exposure to TETRA had consistent neurophysiological effects on the electroencephalogram, but only during chest exposure, in a pattern suggestive of vagal nerve stimulation. In the second experiment, we observed changes in heart rate variability during exposure to TETRA but the electroencephalogram effects were not replicated. Observed effects of exposure to TETRA signals on the electroencephalogram (first experiment) and electrocardiogram are consistent with vagal nerve stimulation in the chest by TETRA. However given the small effect on heart rate variability and the lack of consistency on the electroencephalogram, it seems unlikely that this will have a significant impact on health. Long-term monitoring of the health of the police force in relation to TETRA use is on-going. Copyright © 2016 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  14. en tres sistemas agroforestales

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    Javier Monge Meza

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available Se estudió el desarrollo inicial (30 meses del duraznillo (Prunus annularis en tres sistemas agroforestales: duraznillo-maíz (Zea mays, duraznillomenta (Satureja viminea y duraznillo-naranjilla (Solanum quitoense, en un sitio en la zona de vida Bosque muy húmedo Montano Bajo, en Costa Rica. Se utilizaron cuatro parcelas de cada sistema agroforestal, con una densidad de 722 árboles/ ha, y un sistema de siembra de árboles en forma de triángulo equilátero, entre los que se intercaló el componente agrícola respectivo de cada sistema agroforestal. La altura media alcanzada por los árboles de duraznillo fue de 226,2, 221,4 y 164,3 cm, para el sistema agroforestal duraznillo-maíz, duraznillo- menta y duraznillo-naranjilla, respectivamente. En cuanto a los volúmenes, éstos variaron entre 0,58 y 1,30 m3/ha. Hubo una diferencia significativa en altura media entre el sistema agroforestal duraznillo-maíz y duraznillo-menta con respecto al de duraznillo-naranjilla. No hubo diferencias con respecto al volumen entre los sistemas de producción

  15. Sistema de secado combinado para cerámica mediante tecnología microondas para el sector de la cerámica hasta formato 1200

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    TECNOLOGIA,SL, BULMA

    2010-04-01

    Full Text Available New team of passage by technology microwaves for dried laminar of materials of high absorption, and dried green porcelain format until 1200 mm and thicknesses until 25 mm. It allows the elimination of water with improvement of productivity, energetic efficiency and clean technology for processed of marble, natural stone, ceramic tiles, plasters and products in bulk, without broadcasts of CO2, and respectful with the Nature, allows the dried with low degree. Project manufactured and designed totally by BULMA situated in L’Alcudia protected with national patent number P200931081.

    Nuevo equipo de pasaje por tecnología microondas para secado laminar de materiales de alta absorción,y secado de bizcocho en verde formato hasta 1200 mm y espesores hasta 25 mm. Permite la eliminación de humedad con mejora de productividad, eficiencia energética y tecnológicamente limpios para procesado de mármol, piedra natural, cerámica, escayola y productos a granel, sin emisiones de CO2, y respetuoso con el medio ambiente, permite el secado con bajos gradientes, fabricado y diseñado íntegramente por empresa valenciana BULMA situada en L’Alcudia protegido con patente nacional P200931081 y en tramite internacional.

  16. SIMULACIÓN HORARIA DE UN SISTEMA DE REFRIGERACIÓN COMBINADO EYECTOR-COMPRESIÓN DE VAPOR ASISTIDO POR ENERGÍA SOLAR Y GAS NATURAL

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    Vidal, Humberto; Colle, Sergio

    2009-01-01

    .... La primera etapa está constituida por un ciclo de compresión mecánica de vapor convencional con R134a, mientras que la segunda etapa la constituye un ciclo termo-movido con eyector usando R141b como fluido de trabajo...

  17. No Effect of TETRA Hand Portable Transmission Signals on Human Cognitive Function and Symptoms

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    Riddervold, Ingunn Skogstad; Kjærgaard, Søren K.; Pedersen, Gert F.

    2010-01-01

    Current radio frequency radiation exposure guidelines rest on well-established thermal effects. However, recent research into analogue and digital transmission fields at levels covered by the exposure guidelines has indicated possible detrimental effects on human cognitive performance....... To investigate this, we conducted a controlled climate chamber study of possible changes in cognitive performance in healthy volunteers exposed to transmission signals from TETRA hand portables (TETRA handsets). The trial deployed a balanced, randomized, double-blinded cross-over design. Performance on different...... paper-and-pencil, auditory and computer-based cognitive tasks was monitored in 53 male volunteers (mean age 36.41 years, SD 8.35) during 45-min exposure to a TETRA handset and sham control signals remotely controlled from a laboratory more than 100 km away. The main cognitive outcome was the Trail...

  18. The trigonal polymorph of strontium tetra-borate, β-SrB(4)O(7).

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    Vasiliev, Alexander D; Cherepakhin, Alexander V; Zaitsev, Alexander I

    2010-05-29

    The asymmetric unit of the title compound, β-SrB(4)O(7), contains five Sr atoms (three located on a threefold rotation axis), twelve B and 21 O atoms. The structure is made up from BO(3) triangles and BO(4) tetra-hedra in a 1:1 ratio. Pairs of BO(3) triangles are linked to BO(4) tetra-hedra via common corners, forming chains. These chains are further linked to adjacent chains through corner-sharing, leading to a three-dimensional framework with channels running parallel to [001]. The Sr(2+) ions reside in the channels and exhibit strongly distorted polyhedra The density of the β-polymorph is considerably lower than that of α-SrB(4)O(7), which is constructed solely from BO(4) tetra-hedra.

  19. TETRA Backhauling via Satellite: Improving Call Setup Times and Saving Bandwidth

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    Anton Donner

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available In disaster management scenarios with seriously damaged, not existing, or saturated communication infrastructures satellite communications can be an ideal means to provide connectivity with unaffected remote terrestrial trunked radio (TETRA core networks. However, the propagation delay imposed by the satellite link affects the signalling protocols. This paper discusses the suitability of using a satellite link for TETRA backhauling, introducing two different architectures. In order to cope with the signal delay of the satellite link, the paper proposes and analyzes a suitable solution based on the use of a performance enhancing proxy (PEP. Additionally, robust header compression (ROHC is discussed as suitable technology to transmit TETRA voice via IP-based satellite networks.

  20. Waste Materials from Tetra Pak Packages as Reinforcement of Polymer Concrete

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    Miguel Martínez-López

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Different concentrations (from 1 to 6 wt% and sizes (0.85, 1.40, and 2.36 mm of waste Tetra Pak particles replaced partially silica sand in polymer concrete. As is well known, Tetra Pak packages are made up of three raw materials: cellulose (75%, low density polyethylene (20%, and aluminum (5%. The polymer concrete specimens were elaborated with unsaturated polyester resin (20% and silica sand (80% and irradiated by using gamma rays at 100 and 200 kGy. The obtained results have shown that compressive and flexural strength and modulus of elasticity decrease gradually, when either Tetra Pak particle concentration or particle size is increased, as regularly occurs in composite materials. Nevertheless, improvements of 14% on both compressive strength and flexural strength as well as 5% for modulus of elasticity were obtained when polymer concrete is irradiated.

  1. EFECTIVIDAD Y EFICIENCIA DE LOS ANTIVIRUS GRATUITOS COMBINADOS FRENTE AL MALWARE

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    Marlon Renné Navia Mendoza

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available El estudio consistió en evaluar cuatro antivirus gratuitos con el objetivo de observar su rendimiento y carga de trabajo producida, tanto de forma individual como de forma combinada, al momento de proteger un computador contra el malware, para determinar qué tan conveniente es utilizar más de un antivirus a la vez. Para este proceso, se utilizó computadores con S.O. Windows 7 Profesional de 64 bits con varios programas utilitarios de uso común. Los aspectos considerados en la evaluación fueron: la carga de trabajo en el sistema, la protección ante amenazas y la utilidad en general. Se emplearon utilidades adicionales, como AppTimer o BootRacer para medir los parámetros de funcionamiento del software instalado en el computador. Los resultados obtenidos han permitido inferir la eficiencia de los antivirus tanto de forma individual y combinada, con la diferencia que la segunda modalidad requiere más recursos.

  2. Waste Materials from Tetra Pak Packages as Reinforcement of Polymer Concrete

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    Miguel Martínez-López; Gonzalo Martínez-Barrera; Carlos Barrera-Díaz; Fernando Ureña-Núñez; Witold Brostow

    2015-01-01

    Different concentrations (from 1 to 6 wt%) and sizes (0.85, 1.40, and 2.36 mm) of waste Tetra Pak particles replaced partially silica sand in polymer concrete. As is well known, Tetra Pak packages are made up of three raw materials: cellulose (75%), low density polyethylene (20%), and aluminum (5%). The polymer concrete specimens were elaborated with unsaturated polyester resin (20%) and silica sand (80%) and irradiated by using gamma rays at 100 and 200 kGy. The obtained results have shown t...

  3. A tetra-substituted chrysene: orientation of multiple electrophilic substitution and use of a tetra-substituted chrysene as a blue emitter for OLEDs.

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    Ionkin, Alex S; Marshall, William J; Fish, Brian M; Bryman, Lois M; Wang, Ying

    2008-05-28

    The first tetra-substituted non-fused chrysene, 3,6,9,12-tetrakis(4-tert-butylphenyl)chrysene with blue electroluminescence at 450 nm, and with a radiance of 500 cd m(-2), was synthesized by a two-step procedure: direct bromination of chrysene in trimethyl phosphate, followed by palladium-catalyzed cross-coupling of tetrabromochrysene and tert-butylphenylboronic acid .

  4. Estudio PIENSA: efecto de la asesoría sobre la elección de anticonceptivos hormonales combinados en mujeres chilenas

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    Pizarro,Ernesto; Galán,Guillermo; Lavín,Pablo; Benavides,Claudio; Rivera, Francisca

    2014-01-01

    Objetivos: Evaluar la asesoría acerca de los anticonceptivos hormonales combinados de auto administración por parte de profesionales de la salud y cómo influye en el cambio o elección del método a utilizar. Método: Durante la consulta ginecológica habitual, se registra la elección del método anticonceptivo (MAC) combinado de auto administración (píldora, anillo o parche transdérmico) previa a la asesoría del médico y posterior a esta. El registro se realiza por medio de una encuesta que debe ...

  5. Endurecimiento combinado en engranajes cilíndricos de dientes rectos. // Combined hardening in cylindrical gears of right teeth.

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    O. González Quintero

    2008-05-01

    Full Text Available Las ruedas dentadas son componentes de los mecanismos y máquinas muy comunes, siendo las cilíndricas de dientes rectosuna de los tipos más importantes, es por ello que a su proceso de fabricación se le presta gran atención, existiendo múltiplestecnologías que garantizan su trabajo sin fallas y duradero, pero la mayoría con un alto costo de producción. Resultado deeste interés en la actualidad se vienen aplicando cada vez más algunas formas alternativas de mejorar la resistencia de losmetales, entre ellas el tratamientos mecánico-térmico aplicado en este trabajo: el endurecimiento combinado, combinacióndel endurecimiento por deformación plástica y el endurecimiento por envejecimiento artificial.El objetivo de este estudio es determinar la influencia de las fuerzas de engranaje y del tiempo de tratamiento mecánicotérmicoen las propiedades mecánicas: microdureza y profundidad de acritud de las capas superficiales de ruedas dentadascilíndricas de dientes rectos, obteniendo un modelo estadístico matemático que relaciona las variables antes citadas con ladureza de las capas superficiales en engranajes cilíndricos de dientes rectos de acero de mediano contenido de carbono cuyacomposición química se corresponda con las establecidas en el presente trabajo.Palabras claves: Engranajes, endurecimiento combinado, microdureza, deformación plástica, envejecimiento.______________________________________________________________________________Abstract.Gears are an extremely common mechanism component used in many machines, being the spur gear one of the mostfundamental types, because of is paid great attention to their process of production, multiple technologies that guaranteetheir work without failures and durable exist, but most with a high production cost. Result of this interest at the present timeone comes applying more and more, some alternative forms of improving the resistance of the metals, among them the

  6. Bis(2,5-dimethyl­anilinium) tetra­chlorido­zincate(II)

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    Souissi, Sofiane; Smirani, Wajda; Rzaigui, Mohamed

    2009-01-01

    In the title compound, (C8H12N)2[ZnCl4], the Zn2+ ion adopts a distorted tetra­hedral coordination geometry. In the crystal, the cations and anions are linked by N—H⋯Cl hydrogen bonds, leading to ribbons propagating parallel to the a axis. PMID:21582379

  7. Optimized Envelope Tracking Power Supply for Tetra2 Base Station RF Power Amplifier

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    Høyerby, Mikkel Christian Wendelboe; Andersen, Michael Andreas E.

    2008-01-01

    An ultra-fast tracking power supply (UFTPS) for envelope tracking in a 50kHz 64-QAM Tetra2 base station power amplification system is demonstrated. A simple method for optimizing the step response of the PID+PD sliding-mode control system is presented and demonstrated, along with a PLL-based sche...

  8. Effects of salinity and ethylenediamine tetra acetic acid (edta) on the ...

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    In this study, the effects of the combined treatment of salinity and ethylenediamine tetra acetic acid (EDTA) on the germination of tomato seeds in Petri-dishes were compared to sole salinity. The treatments consisted of seven concentrations of sodium chloride (NaCL): 0 (control), 10, 50, 100, 250, 500 and 1000 mM.

  9. The Infrared Spectra of Diaqua Tetra-m - Formato Dichromium (II): A ...

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    The infrared spectrum of diaqua tetra- m - formato dichromium (II) complex has been obtained in the frequency range 4000 to 400cm-1. A normal coordinate treatment performed on the 1:1 model of the complex gives calculated frequencies in good agreement with the observed ones. In order to assign bands and to see the ...

  10. Versatile RNA tetra-U helix linking motif as a toolkit for nucleic acid nanotechnology.

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    Bui, My N; Brittany Johnson, M; Viard, Mathias; Satterwhite, Emily; Martins, Angelica N; Li, Zhihai; Marriott, Ian; Afonin, Kirill A; Khisamutdinov, Emil F

    2017-04-01

    RNA nanotechnology employs synthetically modified ribonucleic acid (RNA) to engineer highly stable nanostructures in one, two, and three dimensions for medical applications. Despite the tremendous advantages in RNA nanotechnology, unmodified RNA itself is fragile and prone to enzymatic degradation. In contrast to use traditionally modified RNA strands e.g. 2'-fluorine, 2'-amine, 2'-methyl, we studied the effect of RNA/DNA hybrid approach utilizing a computer-assisted RNA tetra-uracil (tetra-U) motif as a toolkit to address questions related to assembly efficiency, versatility, stability, and the production costs of hybrid RNA/DNA nanoparticles. The tetra-U RNA motif was implemented to construct four functional triangles using RNA, DNA and RNA/DNA mixtures, resulting in fine-tunable enzymatic and thermodynamic stabilities, immunostimulatory activity and RNAi capability. Moreover, the tetra-U toolkit has great potential in the fabrication of rectangular, pentagonal, and hexagonal NPs, representing the power of simplicity of RNA/DNA approach for RNA nanotechnology and nanomedicine community. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  11. A Novel TetraTTF-calix[4]pyrrole Ouroborand for Explosive Detection

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    Bähring, Steffen; Nielsen, Kent

    We have synthesized the first example of an asymmetric tetraTTF-calix[4]pyrrole. This system features Ouroborand qualities due to selfcomplexation with the pyridine substituent. This forces the usually highly flexible calix[4]pyrrole into a preorganized conformation with improved explosive...

  12. A Novel TetraTTF-calix[4]pyrrole Ouroborand for Explosive Detection

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    Bähring, Steffen; Nielsen, Kent

    2010-01-01

    We have synthesized the first example of an asymmetric tetraTTF-calix[4]pyrrole. This system features Ouroborand qualities due to selfcomplexation with the pyridine substituent. This forces the usually highly flexible calix[4]pyrrole into a preorganized conformation with improved explosive...

  13. Crystal structures of the three closely related compounds: bis-[(1H-tetra-zol-5-yl)meth-yl]nitramide, tri-amino-guanidinium 5-({[(1H-tetra-zol-5-yl)meth-yl](nitro)-amino}-meth-yl)tetra-zol-1-ide, and di-ammonium bis-[(tetra-zol-1-id-5-yl)meth-yl]nitramide monohydrate.

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    Mitchell, Lauren A; Imler, Gregory H; Parrish, Damon A; Deschamps, Jeffrey R; Leonard, Philip W; Chavez, David E

    2017-07-01

    In the mol-ecule of neutral bis-[(1H-tetra-zol-5-yl)meth-yl]nitramide, (I), C4H6N10O2, there are two intra-molecular N-H⋯O hydrogen bonds. In the crystal, N-H⋯N hydrogen bonds link mol-ecules, forming a two-dimensional network parallel to (-201) and weak C-H⋯O, C-H⋯N hydrogen bonds, and inter-molecular π-π stacking completes the three-dimensional network. The anion in the molecular salt, tri-amino-guanidinium 5-({[(1H-tetra-zol-5-yl)meth-yl](nitro)-amino}-meth-yl)tetra-zol-1-ide, (II), CH9N6+·C4H5N10O2-, displays intra-molecular π-π stacking and in the crystal, N-H⋯N and N-H⋯O hydrogen bonds link the components of the structure, forming a three-dimensional network. In the crystal of di-ammonium bis-[(tetra-zol-1-id-5-yl)meth-yl]nitramide monohydrate, (III), 2NH4+·C4H4N10O22-·H2O, O-H⋯N, N-H⋯N, and N-H⋯O hydrogen bonds link the components of the structure into a three-dimensional network. In addition, there is inter-molecular π-π stacking. In all three structures, the central N atom of the nitramide is mainly sp2-hybridized. Bond lengths indicate delocalization of charges on the tetra-zole rings for all three compounds. Compound (II) was found to be a non-merohedral twin and was solved and refined in the major component.

  14. Mechanism of HERG potassium channel inhibition by tetra-n-octylammonium bromide and benzethonium chloride

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    Long, Yan; Lin, Zuoxian [Key Laboratory of Regenerative Biology, Guangzhou Institute of Biomedicine and Health, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Guangzhou 510530 (China); Xia, Menghang; Zheng, Wei [National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD 20892 (United States); Li, Zhiyuan, E-mail: li_zhiyuan@gibh.ac.cn [Key Laboratory of Regenerative Biology, Guangzhou Institute of Biomedicine and Health, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Guangzhou 510530 (China)

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    Tetra-n-octylammonium bromide and benzethonium chloride are synthetic quaternary ammonium salts that are widely used in hospitals and industries for the disinfection and surface treatment and as the preservative agent. Recently, the activities of HERG channel inhibition by these compounds have been found to have potential risks to induce the long QT syndrome and cardiac arrhythmia, although the mechanism of action is still elusive. This study was conducted to investigate the mechanism of HERG channel inhibition by these compounds by using whole-cell patch clamp experiments in a CHO cell line stably expressing HERG channels. Tetra-n-octylammonium bromide and benzethonium chloride exhibited concentration-dependent inhibitions of HERG channel currents with IC{sub 50} values of 4 nM and 17 nM, respectively, which were also voltage-dependent and use-dependent. Both compounds shifted the channel activation I–V curves in a hyperpolarized direction for 10–15 mV and accelerated channel activation and inactivation processes by 2-fold. In addition, tetra-n-octylammonium bromide shifted the inactivation I–V curve in a hyperpolarized direction for 24.4 mV and slowed the rate of channel deactivation by 2-fold, whereas benzethonium chloride did not. The results indicate that tetra-n-octylammonium bromide and benzethonium chloride are open-channel blockers that inhibit HERG channels in the voltage-dependent, use-dependent and state-dependent manners. - Highlights: ► Tetra-n-octylammonium and benzethonium are potent HERG channel inhibitors. ► Channel activation and inactivation processes are accelerated by the two compounds. ► Both compounds are the open-channel blockers to HERG channels. ► HERG channel inhibition by both compounds is use-, voltage- and state dependent. ► The in vivo risk of QT prolongation needs to be studied for the two compounds.

  15. Sistema detector d'incendis WSN

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    Domínguez López, Emiliano

    2012-01-01

    Sistema detector d'incendis aprofitant una xarxa de sensors sense fils (WSN) mitjançant un sistema encastat. Sistema detector de incendios aprovechando una red de sensores inalámbricos (WSN) mediante un sistema empotrado.

  16. El Sistema inspirerede projekter

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    Holst, Finn; Chemi, Tatiana

    Rapporten er resultat af pilotprojektet ”Forundersøgelse El Sistema DK” gennemført af Ph.D. Finn Holst (DPU, Aarhus Universitet) og Ph.D. Tatiana Chemi (Aalborg Universitet) i 2015. I rapporten indgår desuden bidrag fra Sofie Holm, Sara Fink Søndergaard og Stine Møgelbjerg Johansen. Pilotprojektet...... er gennemført for DMKLs El Sistema-udvalg med støtte fra Statens Kunstfond, Projektstøtteudvalget for Musik....

  17. SISTEMA DE PRESION NEGATIVA

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    Olavarría-Beivide, Encarnación; Herrero-Montes, Manuel; Bravo, Paula Paras

    2014-01-01

    EVENTRACIÓN ABDOMINAL, SISTEMA DE VACÍO Y CALIDAD DE VIDA. INTRODUCCION Varón, 40 años que ingresa en Cirugía para eventroplastia abdominal con prótesis. Tras dehiscencia de herida, presenta exudado profuso. Tratada con cura humeda tradicional, tras ineficacia y mal control del exudado, se decide la aplicación de sistema de presión negativa (SPN) OBJETIVOS Restablecer la integridad cutáneaValorar los beneficios del SPN METODOLOGIA Establecer diagnosticos, objetivos e interve...

  18. SISTEMA NACIONAL DE CONTABILIDAD

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    Yacsahuache Pasapera, Hernán; Facultad de Ciencias Contables, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos

    2014-01-01

    La Ley 24680 o ley del Sistema Nacional de Contabilidad determina las funciones, objetivos y estructura de los organismos y Órganos componentes del SNC, instituido por el artículo 145° de la Constitución Política del Perú de 1979, los mecanismos de coordinación de la contabilidad, así como las relaciones con otros organismos del sector público y del sector privado. Determina, además, que es un sistema autónomo, administrativa y funcionalmente, tiene a su cargo la investigación y función de l...

  19. El Sistema's Open Secrets

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    Booth, Eric

    2011-01-01

    In this article, the author talks about Venezuela's national youth orchestra program called El Sistema whose attributes offer a direct challenge to traditional Western music practices. As U.S. classical music--and all "high arts"--struggle to find relevance to more than the small "arts club" percentage of the U.S. populace, El…

  20. Nanostructurization effects in PVP-stabilized tetra-arsenic tetra-sulfide As{sub 4}S{sub 4} nanocomposites

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    Shpotyuk, O., E-mail: olehshpotyuk@yahoo.com [Institute of Physics of Jan Dlugosz University in Czestochowa, 13/15, Al. Armii Krajowej, Czestochowa, 42200 (Poland); Vlokh Institute of Physical Optics, 23, Dragomanov Str., Lviv, 79005 (Ukraine); Scientific Research Company “Carat”, 202, Stryjska Str., 79031, Lviv (Ukraine); Bujňáková, Z.; Baláž, P. [Institute of Geotechnics of Slovak Academy of Sciences, 45, Watsonova Str., Košice, 04001 (Slovakia); Ingram, A. [Opole University of Technology, 75, Ozimska Str., Opole, 45370 (Poland); Demchenko, P. [Ivan Franko National University of Lviv, 1, Universytetska Str., 79000 Lviv (Ukraine); Kovalskiy, A. [Department of Physics & Astronomy, Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, TN, 37044 (United States); Vlcek, M. [Department of General and Inorganic Chemistry, Faculty of Chemistry, University of Pardubice, 532 10, Pardubice (Czech Republic); Shpotyuk, Ya. [Ivan Franko National University of Lviv, 1, Universytetska Str., 79000 Lviv (Ukraine); Centre for Innovation and Transfer of Natural Sciences and Engineering Knowledge, 1, Pigonia Str., 35310, Rzeszow (Poland); Cebulski, J.; Dziedzic, A. [Centre for Innovation and Transfer of Natural Sciences and Engineering Knowledge, 1, Pigonia Str., 35310, Rzeszow (Poland)

    2017-01-15

    Nanostructurization in three types of tetra-arsenic tetra-sulfide As{sub 4}S{sub 4} polymorphs composed by (1) preferential β-As{sub 4}S{sub 4}, (2) realgar α-As{sub 4}S{sub 4} and (3) admixture of As{sub 4}S{sub 4} in the form of β-realgar, pararealgar and intermediate χ-phase subjected to mechanochemical ball milling in a water solution of polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP) are characterized with multiexperimental structure-sensitive probes. Void structure of pelletized As{sub 4}S{sub 4}-PVP nanocomposites is probed by positron annihilation lifetime spectroscopy complemented with atomic-sensitive techniques such as X-ray powder diffraction, Raman scattering and scanning electron microscopy with energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy. Appearance of arsenolite As{sub 2}O{sub 3} crystallites is character for all As{sub 4}S{sub 4} polymorphs affected by wet milling. Positron annihilation lifetime data considered in terms of substitution positron-positronium trapping confirm complicated nature of nanocomposites. Modified x3-x2-coupling decomposition algorithm developed in addition to unconstrained x3-term fitting procedure is applied to parameterize annihilation channels in these nanocomposites. Interfacial free-volume voids between neighboring nanoparticles in PVP environment are defined as most favorable trapping sites, they being rather loosely composed by As{sub 4}S{sub 4} crystallites in full respect to variety of crystallographic polymorphs used for milling. Detected annihilation channels are ascribed preferentially to intrinsic free-volume voids insensitive to trapping states at the surface of oxidized nanocomposites. - Highlights: • PVP-stabilized tetra-arsenic tetra-sulfide nanocomposites prepared by wet milling. • As{sub 4}S{sub 4}-PVP composites by complementary atomic-specific and deficient structure probes. • Surface oxidation due to crystalline arsenolite As{sub 2}O{sub 3} under wet milling. • Free-volume structure of PVP-stabilized As{sub 4}S{sub 4

  1. Thermodynamic Properties of Hydrogen + Tetra-n-Butyl Ammonium Bromide Semi-Clathrate Hydrate

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    Shunsuke Hashimoto

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Thermodynamic stability and hydrogen occupancy on the hydrogen + tetra-n-butyl ammonium bromide semi-clathrate hydrate were investigated by means of Raman spectroscopic and phase equilibrium measurements under the three-phase equilibrium condition. The structure of mixed gas hydrates changes from tetragonal to another structure around 95 MPa and 292 K depending on surrounding hydrogen fugacity. The occupied amount of hydrogen in the semi-clathrate hydrate increases significantly associated with the structural transition. Tetra-n-butyl ammonium bromide semi-clathrate hydrates can absorb hydrogen molecules by a pressure-swing without destroying the hydrogen bonds of hydrate cages at 15 MPa or over.

  2. Ornamental expression of red fluorescent protein in transgenic founders of white skirt tetra (Gymnocorymbus ternetzi).

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    Pan, Xiufang; Zhan, Huiqing; Gong, Zhiyuan

    2008-01-01

    Although the transgenic technology has been successfully used to generate fluorescent zebrafish and medaka for ornamental purposes, the practicability of the technology has not been demonstrated in other ornamental fish species. In the present study, we have tested the transgenic technology in a bona fide ornamental fish species, the white skirt tetra (Gymnocorymbus ternetzi). First, its embryonic development was briefly described. Second, we successfully introduced an rfp (red fluorescent protein) gene construct driven by a strong muscle-specific mylz2 promoter from the zebrafish into the white skirt tetra and demonstrated muscle-specific expression of the RFP reporter protein. Importantly, the vivid red fluorescent color was prominently visible in adult transgenic founders under the normal daylight, like the currently marketed red fluorescent transgenic zebrafish. Thus, our current study demonstrated the feasibility of using the well-characterized zebrafish mylz2 promoters to produce useful fluorescent ornamental fish in other fish species by the transgenic technology.

  3. G4-Tetra DNA Duplex Induce Lung Cancer Cell Apoptosis in A549 Cells

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    Xu, Xiaobo; Zhao, YiZhuo; Lu, Hu; Fu, Cuiping; Li, Xiao; Jiang, Liyan; Li, Shanqun

    2016-10-01

    The specific DNA is typically impermeable to the plasma membrane due to its natural characters, but DNA tetra structures (DTNs) can be readily uptake by cells in the absence of transfection agents, providing a new strategy to deliver DNA drugs. In this research, the delivery efficiency of tetrahedral DNA nanostructures was measured on adenocarcinomic human alveolar basal epithelial (A549) cells via delivering AS1411 (G4). The DNA tetra-AS1411 complex was rapidly and abundantly uptake by A549 cells, and the induced apoptosis was enhanced. Furthermore, biodistribution in mouse proved the rapid clearance from non-targeted organs in vivo. This study improved the understanding of potential function in DNA-based drug delivery and proved that DTNs-AS1411 could be potentially useful for the treatment of lung cancer.

  4. Salts and Co-Crystalline Assemblies of Tetra(4-PyridylEthylene with Di-Carboxylic Acids

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    Moustafa T. Gabr

    2018-01-01

    Full Text Available Tetraarylethylene derivatives are emerging as an increasingly important family of supramolecular building blocks in both solution phase and the solid state. The utility of tetraarylethylenes stems from appealing structural features (rigidity and symmetry and their propensity to exhibit aggregation induced emission (AIE. In an effort to investigate the luminescent sensing ability of heteroaromatic tetraarylethylenes, we previously prepared tetra(4-pyridylethylene and characterized its solution phase AIE properties. We here report the successful incorporation of tetra(4-pyridylethylene into three distinct salts and co-crystalline assemblies with three organic di-carboxylic acids (oxalic acid, malonic acid, and fumaric acid. Interactions between the tetra(pyridylethylene and di-acid components were found to vary from conventional to charge-assisted hydrogen bonding according to the extent of proton transfer between the acid and pyridine groups. Notably, the formation of pyridinium-carboxylate adducts in the salts does not appear to be strongly correlated with acid pKa. Three distinct network topologies were observed, and all featured the bridging of two or three tetra(pyridylethylene groups through di-acid linkers. Crystalline assemblies also retained the AIE activity of tetra(pyridylethylene and were luminescent under UV light. As tetra(4-pyridylethylene features four Lewis basic and potentially metal ligating pyridine rings in a relatively well-defined geometry, this compound represents an attractive building block for the design of additional crystalline organic and metal–organic functional materials.

  5. Tri- and tetra-substituted naphthalene diimides as potent G-quadruplex ligands.

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    Cuenca, Francisco; Greciano, Olga; Gunaratnam, Mekala; Haider, Shozeb; Munnur, Deeksha; Nanjunda, Rupesh; Wilson, W David; Neidle, Stephen

    2008-03-01

    A series of tri- and tetra-substituted naphthalene diimides have been designed and synthesized. Several compounds show exceptional affinity for telomeric G-quadruplex DNA in classical and competition FRET assays and SPR studies. They inhibit telomerase in the TRAP assay, and show potent senescence-based short-term anti-proliferative effects on MCF7 and A549 cancer cell lines, and localize in the nucleus and particularly the nucleolus of MCF7 cells.

  6. Bis(2,3-dimethyl­anilinium) tetra­chlorido­zincate dihydrate

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    Souissi, Sofiane; Smirani Sta, Wajda; S. Al-Deyab, Salem; Rzaigui, Mohamed

    2011-01-01

    In the title compound, (C8H12N)2[ZnCl4]·2H2O, the Zn atom is coordinated by four Cl atoms in a tetra­hedral geometry. The water mol­ecules and the organic cations inter­act with the [ZnCl4]2− complex anions, building up a two-dimensional hydrogen-bonded network parallel to (100). PMID:21754643

  7. Crystal structure, conformational analysis, and molecular dynamics of tetra-0-methyl-(+)-catechin

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    Frank R. Fronczek; Richard W. Hemingway; G. Wayne McGraw; Jan P. Steynberg; Carin A. Helfer; Wayne L. Mattice

    1993-01-01

    The structure of tetra-O-methyl-(+)-catechin has been determined in the crystalline state. Two independent molecules, denoted structure A and structure B, exist in the unit cell. Crystals are triclinic, space group P1, a=4.8125(2) Ǻ, b=12.9148(8) Ǻ, c=13.8862(11) Ǻ, α=86.962(6)°, β=89.120(5)°, γ=...

  8. PROCESS OPTIMIZATION OF TETRA ACETYL ETHYLENE DIAMINE ACTIVATED HYDROGEN PEROXIDE BLEACHING OF POPULUS NIGRA CTMP

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    Qiang Zhao; Junwen Pu; Shulei Mao; Guibo Qi

    2010-01-01

    To enhance the bleaching efficiency, the activator of tetra acetyl ethylene diamine (TAED) was used in conventional H2O2 bleaching. The H2O2/TAED bleaching system can accelerate the reaction rate and shorten bleaching time at relative low temperature, which can reduce the production cost. In this research, the process with hydrogen peroxide activated by TAED bleaching of Populus nigra chemi-thermo mechanical pulp was optimized. Suitable bleaching conditions were confirmed as follows: pulp con...

  9. Minimization of Poisson’s ratio in anti-tetra-chiral two-phase structure

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    Idczak, E.; Strek, T.

    2017-10-01

    One of the most important goal of modern material science is designing structures which exhibit appropriate properties. These properties can be obtained by optimization methods which often use numerical calculations e.g. finite element method (FEM). This paper shows the results of topological optimization which is used to obtain the greatest possible negative Poisson’s ratio of the two-phase composite. The shape is anti-tetra-chiral two-dimensional unit cell of the whole lattice structure which has negative Poisson’s ratio when it is built of one solid material. Two phase used in optimization are two solid materials with positive Poisson’s ratio and Young’s modulus. Distribution of reinforcement hard material inside soft matrix material in anti-tetra-chiral domain influenced mechanical properties of structure. The calculations shows that the resultant structure has negative Poisson’s ratio even eight times smaller than homogenous anti-tetra chiral structure made of classic one material. In the analysis FEM is connected with algorithm Method of Moving Asymptote (MMA). The results of materials’ properties parameters are described and calculated by means of shape interpolation scheme – Solid Isotropic Material with Penalization (SIMP) method.

  10. Self-Oscillating Soft Switching Envelope Tracking Power Supply for Tetra2 Base Station

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    Høyerby, Mikkel Christian Wendelboe; Andersen, Michael Andreas E.

    2007-01-01

    This paper presents a high-efficiency, high-bandwidth solution to implementing an envelope tracking power supply for the RF power amplifier (RFPA) in a Tetra2 base station. The solution is based on synchronous rectified buck topology, augmented with high-side switch zero-current switching (ZCS) i...... overall solution switching at 1MHz with 88-95% efficiency. In a class-AB RFPA amplifying a 50kHz bandwidth QAM Tetra2 signal at 4.6W average output power, the use of tracking supply voltage reduced power dissipation by 25W.......This paper presents a high-efficiency, high-bandwidth solution to implementing an envelope tracking power supply for the RF power amplifier (RFPA) in a Tetra2 base station. The solution is based on synchronous rectified buck topology, augmented with high-side switch zero-current switching (ZCS......) implemented with a series inductor and an external clamping power supply. Combined with advanced power stage components (die-size MOSFETs), a high-performance fixed-frequency self-oscillating (sliding mode) control strategy and a 4th-order output filter, this leads to a compact, effective and efficient...

  11. Migration of itx (Isopropyl Thioxantone from Tetra Pak Bricks into Food

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    Sonja Jamnicki

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available At the beginning of September 2005, itx, a photoinitiator used in uv cured ink, has been identified to have migrated from packaging to food products. Tetra Pak has identified the source of migration to be uv cured offset printing ink.The presence of itx in food packed in Tetra Pak bricks is the result of the contamination of the inner polyethylene layer of the box walls. itx can either migrate through the packaging material or it can reach the food by contact, for example, as a result of the print set-off phenomenon. Most likely, the transfer of itx was due to the physical contact between the printed outer layer with the inner layer of the packaging, whereby the ink or ink substance transfers from the print to the reverse of the adjacent sheet.Tetra Pak has committed itself to move away from this technology immediately and to use alternative printing technologies to ensure that there is no or minimal migration of itx or other substances from its packages.itx is still not on the eu’s negative list of banned substances in food nor does the World Health Organization (who categorize it as being detrimental to human health. After an investigation in the health risks of itx following the incident, the European Food Safety Authority (efsa concluded that the levels found in foods, “while undesirable, do not give cause for health concern.”

  12. Migration of ITX (Isopropyl Thioxantone from Tetra Pak Bricks into Food

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    Tatjana Jamnicki

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available At the beginning of September 2005, ITX, a photoinitiator used in uv cured ink, has been identified to have migrated from packaging to food products. Tetra Pak has identified the source of migration to be uv cured offset printing ink.The presence of ITX in food packed in Tetra Pak bricks is the result of the contamination of the inner polyethylene layer of the box walls. ITX can either migrate through the packaging material or it can reach the food by contact, for example, as a result of the print set-off phenomenon. Most likely, the transfer of ITX was due to the physical contact between the printed outer layer with the inner layer of the packaging, whereby the ink or ink substance transfers from the print to the reverse of the adjacent sheet.Tetra Pak has committed itself to move away from this technology immediately and to use alternative printing technologies to ensure that there is no or minimal migration of ITX or other substances from its packages.ITX is still not on the eu’s negative list of banned substances in food nor does the World Health Organization (WHO categorize it as being detrimental to human health. After an investigation in the health risks of ITX following the incident, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA concluded that the levels found in foods, “while undesirable, do not give cause for health concern.”

  13. Uso do bloqueio combinado raqui-peridural durante cirurgia de cólon em paciente de alto risco: relato de caso

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    Imbelloni, Luiz Eduardo; Fornasari, Marcos; Fialho, José Carlos

    2009-01-01

    JUSTIFICATIVA E OBJETIVOS: O bloqueio combinado raqui-peridural (BCRP) oferece vantagens sobre a anestesia peridural ou subaracnóidea com injeção única. O objetivo deste relato foi apresentar um caso onde a anestesia subaracnóidea segmentar pode ser técnica efetiva para intervenção cirúrgica gastrintestinal com respiração espontânea. RELATO DO CASO: Paciente estado físico ASA III, diabetes mellitus tipo II, com hipertensão arterial sistêmica e doença pulmonar obstrutiva crônica, foi escalada ...

  14. Empleo del método de secado convectivo combinado para la deshidratación de papaya (Carica papaya L.), variedad Maradol roja

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    Sahylin Muñiz Becerá; Antihus Hernández Gómez; Annia García Pereira; Lilia Méndez Lagunas

    2013-01-01

    La presente investigación tiene como objetivo evaluar el método de secado convectivo de papaya (Carica papaya L.) variedad Maradol roja, combinado con la aplicación de pretratamientos de osmosis (DOSC) y escaldado simple (ESSC), mediante el efecto de los factores tecnológi- cos del secador: temperatura (40 y 60oC) y velocidad del flujo de aire (2,5 y 1,5 m/s) sobre el comportamiento de las propiedades de calidad de la fruta deshidratada y la cinética del proceso. El pretratamiento de escaldad...

  15. Efecto del tratamiento combinado con metformina/glimepirida sobre la función endotelial en pacientes con diabetes mellitus tipo 2 evaluados mediante PET

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    Alexánderson-Rosas,Erick; Martínez,Alfonso de Jesús; Ochoa-López,Juan M.; Calleja-Torres,Rodrigo; Sierra-Fernández,Carlos; Iñarra-Talboy,Fernando; Meave-González,Aloha; Alexánderson-Rosas,Graciela; González-Canudas,Jorge

    2009-01-01

    El objetivo de este estudio fue evaluar el efecto que tiene el tratamiento con metformina y el tratamiento combinado con metformina/glimepirida en la función endotelial. Se estudiaron 16 pacientes con diagnóstico reciente de Diabetes Mellitus tipo 2 (DM2), que no tuvieran tratamiento farmacológico; se compararon con 15 controles sanos. En todos los pacientes se realizaron dos estudios de Tomografia por Emisión de Positrones (TEP) (al inicio y tras ocho semanas de tratamiento) con 13N-amoniaco...

  16. experiencias en el sistema

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    B. Fernández Manjón

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available En este trabajo se presenta la experiencia de aplicación e implementación del modelo de objetos educativos en el sistema . Se describe una visión práctica de la aplicación de las tecnologías de marcado tanto en la estructuración de los cursos como en el desarrollo de contenidos que pueden ser adaptados al usuario. En se han seguido las especificaciones de IMS, desarrollándose un soporte completo del empaquetamiento de cursos (content packaging reflejado en un sistema de autoría de cursos y una herramienta de importación. Además se ha particularizado un perfil específico de cursos y de objetos educativos que permiten su adaptación al usuario.

  17. Plasticidade do sistema auditivo

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    Féres Maria Cristina L. C.; Cairasco Norberto G.

    2001-01-01

    O sistema sensorial auditivo tem sido alvo de estudos sobre sua capacidade de desenvolver respostas plásticas a diferentes tipos de lesão. Fenômenos regenerativos se fazem observar no segmento periférico do sistema, com a constatação da neogênese de células ciliadas em aves, em alguns casos acompanhada de recuperação funcional comprovada eletrofisiologicamente. Alterações em estruturas centrais da via auditiva, secundárias a uma lesão do órgão periférico, têm sido freqüentemente relatadas, si...

  18. Sistemas integrados con Arduino

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    EL YAKOUTI, MOHAMMED

    2017-01-01

    Design of a robot prototype remotely controllable from Bluetooth using Arduino. Control and testing of sensors and events interacting with Arduino and Bluetooth. Diseño de un prototipo de robot controlable remotamente con Bluetooth utilizando Arduino. Control y verificación de los sensores y eventos que interactúan mediante el Arduino y el Bluetooth. El Yakouti, M. (2017). Sistemas integrados con Arduino. http://hdl.handle.net/10251/89274. TFGM

  19. Tratamento de esgoto sanitario em reator anaerobio preenchido por casca de coco verde (Cocos nucifera) combinado com filtro de areia

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    Luana Mattos de Oliveira Cruz

    2009-01-01

    Resumo: O desenvolvimento de sistemas de tratamento de esgoto, eficientes e adaptáveis às condições econômicas e estruturais de uma região seria uma opção para diminuir o problema da escassez de água, já que o efluente poderia ser reutilizado ou descartado nos corpos hídricos. Ainda, com o esgotamento sanitário, os problemas de saúde pública e do meio ambiente seriam menos agravantes. Frente a esta situação, o objetivo deste projeto foi estudar um sistema para o tratamento de esgoto doméstico...

  20. Abordaje quirúrgico combinado como alternativa mínimamente invasiva en el tratamiento de la Gangrena de Fournier

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    Juan C. Larsson

    Full Text Available Introducción y Objetivo: La Gangrena de Fournier es una fascitis necrotizante del perineo y genitales externos que presenta una morbi-mortalidad elevada debido a su diagnóstico tardío y a las comorbilidades comúnmente asociadas en estos pacientes. Terapias adyuvantes como la presión negativa y los sustitutos dérmicos, han mostrado eficacia en el tratamiento de pacientes con defectos complejos de tejidos blandos y forman parte de nuestro protocolo de tratamiento actual. El objetivo de este estudio es describir la utilidad de nuestro abordaje quirúrgico combinado en la Gangrena de Fournier. Material y método. Presentamos un trabajo retrospectivo en el que describimos 3 pacientes varones tratados por defectos complejos de tejidos blandos secundarios a Gangrena de Fournier mediante nuestro protocolo de tratamiento quirúrgico que comprende: una primera etapa de control de la herida mediante desbridamientos agresivos y terapia de presión negativa, seguido de una etapa de contemporización que combina la utilización de matriz dérmica y terapia de presión negativa, y por último una etapa de reconstrucción para dar cobertura final al defecto. Resultados. Los 3 pacientes presentaron compromiso extenso de la región perineal y de las regiones adyacentes incluyendo genitales externos y miembros inferiores. Todos fueron tratados con éxito mediante el abordaje que describimos, sin secuelas funcionales y manteniendo el contorno a la región. Conclusiones. El abordaje utilizado en nuestros 3 casos representó una alternativa terapéutica eficaz. La combinación de terapia de presión negativa y matriz dérmica nos permitió un manejo simplificado de la herida y una reconstrucción con mayor seguridad y mínima morbilidad mediante cierre primario de las heridas y avance de colgajos locales.

  1. Sistemas Silvipastoris Silvipastoral Systems

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    Fernando Salgado Bernardino

    2010-02-01

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    Apesar das pesquisas com sistemas silvipastoris terem sido iniciadas no final da década de 1970, as informações geradas até hoje não são em grande número. As vantagens advindas de um sistema silvipastoril são inúmeras e devidamente reconhecidas. Pelo fato de ser uma técnica de uso da terra capaz de recuperar ecossistemas alterados pelo mau manejo, estes sistemas, pela integração de atividades agrícolas, pecuárias e silviculturais, passam a representar uma tecnologia que confere maior sustentabilidade que os sistemas tradicionais, nos quais os monocultivos são predominantes. Nos últimos anos, instituições de ensino, pesquisa e extensão do País têm se voltado para o desenvolvimento de tais sistemas. O governo de Minas Gerais, por meio de sua Secretaria de Estado de Agricultura e de órgãos vinculados, vem promovendo a condução de modelos agrossilvipastoris num processo integrado de ocupação do solo, denominado lavoura-pecuária-silvicultura. Apesar dos grandes avanços no conhecimento de culturas anuais e dos componentes arbóreos, principalmente o eucalipto, e de gramíneas forrageiras tolerantes à diminuição da intensidade luminosa, ainda é necessário se comnhecer melhor o manejo do sub-bosque sob os efeitos do pastejo.

     

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    Although researches related to silvopastoral systems have been initiated many years ago in Brazil, there are few informations generated until now. The advantages from a silvopastoral system are inumerous and well recognized. By the fact of being a technique of land using capable of recovering several disturbed ecosystems, the silvopastoral systems by the integration of agricultural, cattle, and silvicultural activities represent a technology that can achieve higher sustainability than the traditional systems as the monocultures. Today, research centers in Brazil dedicate great attention to agrossilvopastoral systems. The government of Minas Gerais

  2. Control system pre-feedbacked for the super heated steam temperature in heat recovering units; Sistema de control pre-retroalimentado para la temperatura de vapor sobrecalentado en recuperadores de calor

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    Lopez Alvarez, Hilario; Madrigal Espinosa, Guadalupe [Instituto de Investigaciones Electricas, Cuernavaca (Mexico)

    1996-12-31

    The study that is presented corresponds to the analysis, design and development of a pre-feedbacked control system for the superheated steam temperature regulation in the heat recovery units of a combined cycle thermoelectric power plant. The designs of the feedback controller and the pre-feedback control system were implemented based in a linear model of the tempering zone. This linear model was obtained through the application of parametric identification techniques to the non-linear mathematical model of a combined cycle power plant. [Espanol] El estudio que se presenta corresponde al analisis, diseno y desarrollo de un sistema de control pre-retroalimentado para regular la temperatura de vapor sobrecalentado en los recuperadores de calor de una central termoelectrica de ciclo combinado. Los disenos del controlador retroalimentado y del sistema de control prealimentado se realizaron con base en un modelo lineal de la zona de atemperacion. Este modelo lineal se obtuvo aplicando tecnicas de identificacion parametrica al modelo matematico no-lineal de una central de ciclo combinado.

  3. Los nudos del sistema

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    Cuéllar-Garza, José L.

    2000-01-01

    Pieza central del antiguo régimen; pacto, acuerdo o trato con algunos actores decisivos del sistema político susceptible de ser revisado; forma cultural de relaciones de poder o de intercambio; pirámide de organizaciones o estructura sectorial: ¿qué tan invisible sigue siendo, qué tan montada sigue estando la pirámide del corporativismo mexicano antes y después del 2 de julio de 2000? Este fenómeno constituye el eje central de las reflexiones del presente ensayo. En torno al mismo, se pres...

  4. SISTEMAS INMUNES ALTERNATIVOS

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    Cadavid, Luis F.

    2011-01-01

    El sistema inmune en animales es una red compleja de moléculas, células y tejidos que de manera conjunta mantienen la integridad fisiológica y genética de los organismos. Convencionalmente se ha considerado la existencia de dos clases de inmunidad, la innata y la adaptativa. La primera es ancestral, con variabilidad limitada y baja discriminación, mientras que la segunda es altamente variable, específica y restringida a vertebrados mandibulados. La inmunidad adaptativa se basa en receptores d...

  5. Rol del sistema kallicreína kinina y su interrelación con sistemas vasoactivos durante la preñez

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    Elisabet Oddo

    2011-10-01

    Full Text Available La hiperfiltración glomerular y el aumento de la reabsorción de sodio son factores fundamentales para el desarrollo de la unidad feto placentaria. Dichos factores resultan de adaptaciones hemodinámicas y renales en las que participan sistemas vasoactivos. Se pudo demostrar en ratas que la activación del sistema kallicreína kinina (SKK precede a la instalación de la hiperfiltración glomerular, dado que su inhibición por aprotinina previene el aumento del filtrado glomerular. Además, la inhibición individual o asociada de los efectores específicos del SKK, las prostaglandinas (PGs y el óxido nítrico (ON, confirman la dependencia del filtrado glomerular del SKK durante la preñez. Encontramos también que el sistema renina angiotensina (SRA participa en la generación de la hiperfiltración glomerular dado que ésta es afectada por la administración de bloqueantes del SRA. La inhibición máxima sobre el pico de hiperfiltración se obtuvo con el bloqueo de ambos sistemas (SKK y SRA. Además, estrategias para alterar la hiperfiltración glomerular y la reabsorción de sodio de la preñez evidenciaron alteraciones en el desarrollo de la unidad feto placentaria, menor número de crías, mayor cantidad de reabsorciones intrauterinas y retardo en el crecimiento. El tratamiento combinado de inhibidores del SKK asociados a bloqueantes del SRA o de óxido nítrico mostraron los mayores efectos. En consecuencia, demostramos que el SKK juega un rol central en los fenómenos de adaptación que acompañan la preñez normal. La interrelación del SKK con varios sistemas vasoactivos parecería formar una red que participa en las adaptaciones hemodinámicas para un adecuado desarrollo de la gestación y de la unidad feto-placentaria.

  6. mer-Tri?chlorido?tris?(tetra?hydro?thio?phene-?S)iridium(III): preparation and comparison with other mer-tri?chlorido?tris?(tetra?hydro?thio?phene-?S)metal complexes

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    Brown, Loren C.; DuChane, Christine M.; Joseph S. Merola

    2016-01-01

    The title complex, [IrCl₃(C₄H₈S)₃], was prepared according to a literature method. A suitable crystal was obtained by diffusion of pentane into a di­chloro­methane solution and analyzed by single-crystal X-ray diffraction at 100 K. The title complex is isotypic with mer-tri­chlorido­tris­(tetra­hydro­thio­phene-κS)rhodium(III). However, the orientation of the tetra­hydro­thio­phene rings is different from an earlier report of mer-tri­chlorido­tris­(tetra­hydro­thio­phene-κS)iridium(III) depos...

  7. Plasticidade do sistema auditivo

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    Féres Maria Cristina L. C.

    2001-01-01

    Full Text Available O sistema sensorial auditivo tem sido alvo de estudos sobre sua capacidade de desenvolver respostas plásticas a diferentes tipos de lesão. Fenômenos regenerativos se fazem observar no segmento periférico do sistema, com a constatação da neogênese de células ciliadas em aves, em alguns casos acompanhada de recuperação funcional comprovada eletrofisiologicamente. Alterações em estruturas centrais da via auditiva, secundárias a uma lesão do órgão periférico, têm sido freqüentemente relatadas, significando uma provável resposta plástica à perturbação do sinal aferente. Exemplo extremo dessas alterações é encontrado em roedores que desenvolvem, secundariamente à indução de perda auditiva parcial, comportamento motor anômalo em resposta ao som intenso, denominado epilepsia audiogênica. Os autores fazem uma revisão sobre o assunto.

  8. Sistema seguidor solar microcontrolado

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    Daiane Maria Mendes Duarte

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available A demanda de energia elétrica é cada vez maior devido ao grande crescimento da população e do novo estilo de vida adotado pela sociedade moderna, cada vez mais industrializada. Nesse sentido, o consumo de energia vem apresentando um crescimento acelerado. Concomitantemente, a sociedade se movimenta no sentido de se conscientizar das alterações ocasionadas na natureza, e, assim, surge a necessidade de novos meios de geração de energia, menos impactantes ao meio ambiente, denominadas energias renováveis. Este artigo vem apresentar um sistema seguidor solar microcontrolado, que possibilita uma maior captação de energia em placas solares, pois as posiciona sempre com sua face voltada para o sol. O sistema de controle é baseado nas equações matemáticas cujos resultados são as posições do sol num dado dia e em uma dada hora. Estas coordenadas são calculadas e resultam no deslocamento da célula fotovoltaica por meio de um motor.

  9. Computational and experimental investigations into the conformations of cyclic tetra-α/β-peptides.

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    Oakley, Mark T; Oheix, Emmanuel; Peacock, Anna F A; Johnston, Roy L

    2013-07-11

    We present a combined computational and experimental study of the energy landscapes of cyclic tetra-α/β-peptides. We have performed discrete path sampling calculations on a series of cyclic tetra-α/β-peptides to obtain the relative free energies and barriers to interconversion of their conformers. The most stable conformers of cyclo-[(β-Ala-Gly)2] contain all-trans peptide groups. The relative energies of the cis isomers and the cis-trans barriers are lower than in acyclic peptides but not as low as in the highly strained cyclic α-peptides. For cyclic tetra-α/β-peptides containing a single proline residue, of the type cyclo-[β-Ala-Xaa-β-Ala-Pro], the energy landscapes show that the most stable isomers containing cis and trans β-Ala-Pro have similar free energies and are separated by barriers of approximately 15 kcal mol(-1). We show that the underlying energy landscapes of cyclo-[β-Ala-Lys-β-Ala-Pro] and cyclo-[β-Ala-Ala-β-Ala-Pro] are similar, allowing the substitution of the flexible side chain of Lys with Ala to reduce the computational demand of our calculations. However, the steric bulk of the Val side chain in cyclo-[β-Ala-Val-β-Ala-Pro] affects the conformations of the ring, leading to significant differences between its energy landscape and that of cyclo-[β-Ala-Ala-β-Ala-Pro]. We have synthesized the cyclic peptide cyclo-[β-Ala-Lys-β-Ala-Pro], and NMR spectroscopy shows the presence of conformers that interconvert slowly on the NMR time scale at temperatures up to 80 °C. Calculated circular dichroism (CD) spectra for the proposed major isomer of cyclo-[β-Ala-Ala-β-Ala-Pro] are in good agreement with the experimental spectra of cyclo-[β-Ala-Lys-β-Ala-Pro], suggesting that the Ala cyclic tetrapeptide is a viable model for the Lys analogue.

  10. Sistemas de Identidade Visual Corporativa

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    Raposo, D.

    2009-01-01

    Este artigo trata de fazer um pequeno percurso histórico sobre como a marca se converteu nos sistemas de identidade visual corporativa. Alguns dos principais projectos de identidade ajudam a entender que motivações originaram a necessidade de organização dos sistemas de identidade.

  11. 1-Phenyl­piperazine-1,4-diium tetra­chlorido­cobalt(II)

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    Dhieb, Abdelhamid Chiheb; Janzen, Daron E.; Rzaigui, Mohamed; Smirani Sta, Wajda

    2014-01-01

    In the title mol­ecular salt, (C10H16N2)[CoCl4], the piperazine ring of the phenyl­piperazine dication adopts a chair conformation and the phenyl ring occupies an equatorial orientation. In the tetra­chlorido­cobaltate(II) dianion, the Co—Cl bond lengths for the chloride ions not accepting hydrogen bonds are significantly shorter than those for the chloride ions accepting such bonds. In the crystal, the components are linked by N—H⋯Cl hydrogen bonds, generating [001] chains. PMID:24826100

  12. New species of Dilobitarsus Latreille with tetra-tuberculated pronotum (Coleoptera, Elateridae, Agrypninae

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    Sônia A. Casari

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available New species of Dilobitarsus Latreille with tetra-tuberculated pronotum (Coleoptera, Elateridae, Agrypninae. Four species of Dilobitarsus Latreille, 1834, D. angulosus sp. nov. (Brazil: São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, D. bellus sp. nov. (Peru, D. nigrus sp. nov. (Argentina and D. thoraconstrictus sp. nov. (Bolivia are described, and D. quadrituberculatus Candèze, 1857 is redescribed. Diagnostic characters of all studied species are illustrated and new records for D. quadrituberculatus are included. A key to Dilobitarsus species from the Neotropical Region is also presented.

  13. Evaluation of possibilities of using tetra - pak waste as a material to plate production for construction industry

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    K. Korniejenko

    2010-07-01

    Full Text Available Tetra-pak is a popular packing material, which is using as aseptic packaging of liquid food products, especially: fruit juice, beverages and milk. After single use a packing are throw out. Carton could not be reuse because the material has contact with food and must be aseptic. The paper describes the way of recycling tetra-pak waste in the world. It is focus on possibilities to optimize the mechanical properties of composite material and modifications of its property depending on the type and amount of added polyethylene and method of manufacture. Main physic-mechanical properties of plate made from tetra – pak waste are presented. This property can be interesting for the construction industry.

  14. Efectos del ejercicio aeróbico interválico, combinado con entrenamiento de fuerza y de la restricción calórica, sobre la composición corporal de ratas obesas

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    I. Coll-Risco

    2017-03-01

    Conclusiones: Tanto el programa de ejercicio aeróbico interválico, combinado con entrenamiento de fuerza desarrollado, como la restricción calórica, fueron eficaces, mejorando la composición corporal de ratas obesas, pero el ejercicio lo hizo en mayor magnitud.

  15. Crystal structure of an unknown tetra­hydro­furan solvate of tetra­kis­(μ 3-cyanato-κ3 N:N:N)tetra­kis­[(triphenyl­phosphane-κP)­silver(I)

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    Frenzel, Peter; Schaarschmidt, Dieter; Jakob, Alexander; Lang, Heinrich

    2015-01-01

    In the title compound, [{[(C6H5)3P]Ag}4{NCO}4], a distorted Ag4N4-heterocubane core is set up by four AgI ions being coordinated by the N atoms of the cyanato anions in a μ 3-bridging mode. In addition, a tri­phenyl­phosphine ligand is datively bonded to each of the AgI ions. Intra­molecular Ag⋯Ag distances as short as 3.133 (9) Å suggest the presence of argentophilic (d 10⋯d 10) inter­actions. Five moderate-to-weak C—H⋯O hydrogen-bonding inter­actions are observed in the crystal structure, spanning a three-dimensional network. A region of electron density was treated with the SQUEEZE procedure in PLATON [Spek (2015). Acta Cryst. C71, 9–18] following unsuccessful attempts to model it as being part of disordered tetra­hydro­furan solvent mol­ecules. The given chemical formula and other crystal data do not take into account these solvent mol­ecules. PMID:26594421

  16. Fault diagnosis in the steam turbo-generator of a Combined Cycle Power Plant; Diagnostico de fallas en el turbogenerador a vapor de una central de generacion de ciclo combinado

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    Flores Abad, Angel

    2006-12-15

    extra space and expenses implied in the use of repeated devices. The design of the system was carried out by using the structural analysis (SA) which is a tool based on graph theory and computer science. The SA allowed the analysis of monitorability, detectability and isolability properties of the process, besides it provides the computation sequence of non monitored (unknown) variables in order to obtain the analytical redundancy relations. To validate the fault diagnosis system, the detection and isolation algorithms were programmed in C language and integrated to the simulator software of a CCPP in LabWindows CVI. In order to provide a way to easily identify the existence of a fault, a graphic interface was developed, where the faulty component, sensor or actuator is indicated. [Spanish] Debido a la naturaleza fisica de sus componentes, todos los procesos tecnologicos son susceptibles de falla. Estas fallas afectan el funcionamiento del sistema, provocando desde una reduccion en su desempeno hasta cuantiosas perdidas economicas y en el peor de los casos desastres ambientales y humanos. La deteccion oportuna de la presencia de las fallas ayuda a tomar acciones correctivas y como consecuencia a reducir el dano potencial que estas ocasionan. Para realizar la tarea de deteccion de fallas, los procesos tecnologicos cuentan con sistemas de monitoreo y alarmas que se activan si algunas de las variables monitoreadas rebasa un umbral establecidos. El metodo presenta el inconveniente de que ante la presencia de una sola falla se pueden activar varias alarmas, lo que dificulta la tarea para localizar al elemento danado. Ademas, se basa en la redundancia fisica, que consiste en el uso de elementos repetidos para realizar una misma tarea. Las centrales de generacion de ciclo combinado (CGCC) son procesos de gran escala con alto grado de susceptibilidad a fallas, a causa de las condiciones estrictas en las que operan y del gran numero de componentes que contienen, incluyendo

  17. Evaluation of possibilities of using tetra - pak waste as a material to plate production for construction industry

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    Korniejenko, K.; S. Kuciel; J. Mikuła

    2010-01-01

    Tetra-pak is a popular packing material, which is using as aseptic packaging of liquid food products, especially: fruit juice, beverages and milk. After single use a packing are throw out. Carton could not be reuse because the material has contact with food and must be aseptic. The paper describes the way of recycling tetra-pak waste in the world. It is focus on possibilities to optimize the mechanical properties of composite material and modifications of its property depending on the type an...

  18. Uso do bloqueio combinado raqui-peridural durante cirurgia de cólon em paciente de alto risco: relato de caso Uso del bloqueo combinado raquiepidural durante cirugía de colon en paciente de alto riesgo: relato de caso Combined spinal epidural anesthesia during colon surgery in a high-risk patient: case report

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    Luiz Eduardo Imbelloni; Marcos Fornasari; José Carlos Fialho

    2009-01-01

    JUSTIFICATIVA E OBJETIVOS: O bloqueio combinado raqui-peridural (BCRP) oferece vantagens sobre a anestesia peridural ou subaracnóidea com injeção única. O objetivo deste relato foi apresentar um caso onde a anestesia subaracnóidea segmentar pode ser técnica efetiva para intervenção cirúrgica gastrintestinal com respiração espontânea. RELATO DO CASO: Paciente estado físico ASA III, diabetes mellitus tipo II, com hipertensão arterial sistêmica e doença pulmonar obstrutiva crônica, foi escalada ...

  19. Technical and environmental aspects of combined cycle power stations with integrated gasification (CCGI); Aspectos tecnicos y medioambientales de las centrales de ciclo combinado con gasificacion integrada (CCGI)

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    Beltran Mora, Hector Alejandro; Urias Romero, Francisco [Facultad de Ingenieria, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Mexico, D.F. (Mexico)

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    A description is presented of the operation of the Combined Cycle Power Stations with Integrated Gasification (CCGI) where the use of solid fuels (coal, vacuum residues, petroleum coke, and biomass) or liquids is possible in a thermal power station with the efficiency and many of the own environmental benefits of the combined cycles. The gasification process is analyzed, that is a thermo-chemical process by means of which a fuel that is in solid state or liquid becomes to the gaseous state by means of a partial oxidation and the obtained gas of this process is called synthesis gas (syngas, by its abbreviations in English) that is used in Combined Cycle Power Stations as a substitute for the natural gas. Also the other components of this type of power stations are shown, such as the air separating unit, and some of the modifications that are due to make to adapt a gas turbine so that it uses syngas, and the considerations of their integration with the air separating unit to optimize the operation of the plant are detailed. A comparison of efficiency values of power stations CCGI with the conventional carbon-electric and the power stations of combined cycle that use natural gas is also shown. Finally the emissions of pollutants of SO{sub 2}, NO{sub x} and CO{sub 2} are analyzed. The possibility of using fuels like petroleum coke and vacuum tower residues that are produced in the Cadereyta refinery is studied for the possible construction of a CCGI power station in Mexico. [Spanish] Se presenta la descripcion del funcionamiento de las centrales ciclo combinado con gasificacion integrada (CCGI) donde es posible el uso de combustibles solidos (carbon, residuos de vacio, coque de petroleo, biomasa) o liquidos en una central termica con la eficiencia y muchos de los beneficios ambientales propios de los ciclos combinados. Se analiza el proceso de gasificacion, que es un proceso termoquimico mediante el cual se convierte un combustible que se encuentra en estado solido o

  20. Atividade física e tempo sentado combinados e sua contribuição no índice de massa corporal em adultos

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    Priscila Bezerra Gonçalves; Adalberto Aparecido dos Santos Lopes; Alexandre Augusto de Paula Silva; Jeruza Sech Buck Silva; Alice Tatiane da Silva; Leonardo Augusto Becker; Marilson Kienteka; Rodrigo Siqueira Reis

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    DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5007/1980-0037.2017v19n2p174   O objetivo do estudo foi analisar a contribuição da atividade física (AF) e do tempo sedentário (TS) no Índice de Massa Corporal (IMC). O estudo foi conduzido em 2009, em Curitiba, Paraná, Brasil com adultos de 18 à 65 anos (n=1.411). Foi aplicado um questionário multidimensional em que o IMC, AF e TS foram obtidos de forma autorreportada. AF e TS foram combinados para determinar as variáveis independentes: a) “ativo e não seden...

  1. EFEITOS DO TREINAMENTO COMBINADO SOBRE A FORÇA, RESISTÊNCIA E POTÊNCIA AERÓBICA EM IDOSAS

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    Guedes,Janesca Mansur; Bortoluzzi,Marília Guedes; Matte,Luciana Pauline; Andrade,Ciele Maria de; Zulpo,Nilciane Coppatti; Sebben,Vanessa; Tourinho Filho,Hugo

    2016-01-01

    RESUMO Introdução: O envelhecimento traz várias modificações, entre as quais o declínio progressivo das funções fisiológicas do organismo. Tanto o treino de força quanto um programa de resistência aeróbica são importantes para evitar o declínio funcional associado à idade. Objetivo: Avaliar os efeitos de um programa de treinamento combinado de força e resistência aeróbica sobre a força de preensão manual, a massa muscular, a resistência e potência aeróbica de idosas. Métodos: Trinta e cinc...

  2. Mechanism of variable structural colour in the neon tetra: quantitative evaluation of the Venetian blind model

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    Yoshioka, S.; Matsuhana, B.; Tanaka, S.; Inouye, Y.; Oshima, N.; Kinoshita, S.

    2011-01-01

    The structural colour of the neon tetra is distinguishable from those of, e.g., butterfly wings and bird feathers, because it can change in response to the light intensity of the surrounding environment. This fact clearly indicates the variability of the colour-producing microstructures. It has been known that an iridophore of the neon tetra contains a few stacks of periodically arranged light-reflecting platelets, which can cause multilayer optical interference phenomena. As a mechanism of the colour variability, the Venetian blind model has been proposed, in which the light-reflecting platelets are assumed to be tilted during colour change, resulting in a variation in the spacing between the platelets. In order to quantitatively evaluate the validity of this model, we have performed a detailed optical study of a single stack of platelets inside an iridophore. In particular, we have prepared a new optical system that can simultaneously measure both the spectrum and direction of the reflected light, which are expected to be closely related to each other in the Venetian blind model. The experimental results and detailed analysis are found to quantitatively verify the model. PMID:20554565

  3. Intestinal and liver morphometry of the Yellow Tail Tetra (Astyanax altiparanae fed with oregano oil

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    POLLYANNA M.F. FERREIRA

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available ABSTRACT This study aimed to evaluate the effect of oregano oil on the intestinal and liver morphometry of yellow tail tetra, Astyanax altiparanae. Fish (1.46 ± 0.09 g were kept in a 60-L aquaria, at a stocking density of 0.5 fi sh L-1. Six diets containing varying amounts of oregano oil were evaluated (0.0; 0.5; 1.0; 1.5; 2.0 and 2.5 g of oregano oil kg-1. At the end of 90 days, the fi sh were euthanised. Four intestines and four livers were collected per treatment, which were fi xed in Bouin and embedded in resin. For height and width folds, the absorption surface area and thickness of the muscular layer a positive linear effect of oregano oil was observed. A decrescent linear effect on the total number of goblet cells was also observed. For the cytoplasmic percentage of hepatocytes and liver glycogen, a positive linear effect of oregano oil was observed. There was a decreasing linear effect on the percentage of nuclei in the hepatocytes and capillaries. Thus, the oregano essential oil promotes increased absorption areas, modulates the amount of goblet cells involved in protecting the intestinal mucosa and promotes cytoplasmic increase with greater deposition of liver glycogen in yellow tail tetra.

  4. Bis(tetra-ethyl-ammonium) bis-(hydrogen l-tartrate) l-tartaric acid monohydrate.

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    Rajalakshmi, M; Indirajith, R; Gopalakrishnan, R; Ramamurthi, K; Stoeckli-Evans, Helen

    2011-06-01

    In the title compound, 2C(8)H(20)N(+)·2C(4)H(5)O(6) (-)·C(4)H(6)O(6)·H(2)O, the presence of the two tetra-ethyl-ammonium cations is balanced by two hydrogen l-tartrate anions. Also present in the asymmetric unit are a mol-ecule of l-tartaric acid and a water mol-ecule. The various components are linked by O-H⋯O hydrogen bonds. In the crystal, two-dimensional networks are formed via O-H⋯O hydrogen bonds and C-H⋯O inter-actions involving the water mol-ecule, the hydrogen l-tartrate anions and the l-tartaric acid mol-ecules. These layers, which stack along [001], are separated by tetra-ethyl-ammonium cations. The latter are also involved in C-H⋯O inter-actions with the anions and the l-tartaric acid and water mol-ecules participating in the two-dimensional network.

  5. Oxygen release of tetra acetyl ethylene diamine (TAED) and sodium perborate combination.

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    Celik, E U; Türkün, M; Yapar, A G D

    2008-07-01

    To evaluate the effect of tetra acetyl ethylene diamine (TAED) on oxygen release from sodium perborate and to compare it with sodium perborate-hydrogen peroxide (H(2)O(2)) and sodium perborate-distilled water mixtures. Six groups were evaluated: control groups (groups I-III), sodium perborate was mixed with distilled water or 3% or 30% H(2)O(2); experimental groups (groups IV-VI), sodium perborate was mixed with TAED in different ratios and then distilled water was added to these mixtures. The amount of oxygen released from the samples was measured with a digital oxygen meter at room temperature (25 degrees C) and body temperature (37 degrees C) after 1 min, 1-6 h and 12 h and on each day up to 1 week. The results were statistically evaluated by one-way analysis of variance and post hoc Tukey's tests. The TAED groups demonstrated significantly higher amounts of released oxygen after 1 min and 1 h at 25 degrees C and 1 min at 37 degrees C (P 0.05). Tetra acetyl ethylene diamine groups achieved their maximum oxygen release 2 h earlier at 25 degrees C and 1 h earlier at 37 degrees C than the other groups. Thus, TAED accelerated oxygen release from sodium perborate-distilled water mixtures regardless of its proportions up to 24 h.

  6. Waste Cellulose from Tetra Pak Packages as Reinforcement of Cement Concrete

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    Gonzalo Martínez-Barrera

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available The development of the packaging industry has promoted indiscriminately the use of disposable packing as Tetra Pak, which after a very short useful life turns into garbage, helping to spoil the environment. One of the known processes that can be used for achievement of the compatibility between waste materials and the environment is the gamma radiation, which had proved to be a good tool for modification of physicochemical properties of materials. The aim of this work is to study the effects of waste cellulose from Tetra Pak packing and gamma radiation on the mechanical properties of cement concrete. Concrete specimens were elaborated with waste cellulose at concentrations of 3, 5, and 7 wt% and irradiated at 200, 250, and 300 kGy of gamma dose. The results show highest improvement on the mechanical properties for concrete with 3 wt% of waste cellulose and irradiated at 300 kGy; such improvements were related with the surface morphology of fracture zones of cement concrete observed by SEM microscopy.

  7. Defect-free network formation and swelling behavior in ionic liquid-based electrolytes of tetra-arm polymers synthesized using a Michael addition reaction.

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    Yoshitake, Mari; Kamiyama, Yuji; Nishi, Kengo; Yoshimoto, Nobuko; Morita, Masayuki; Sakai, Takamasa; Fujii, Kenta

    2017-11-01

    The gelation mechanism of tetra-arm poly(ethylene glycol) (TetraPEG) prepolymers via a Michael addition reaction was investigated from the viewpoint of chemical reaction kinetics. The polymer network was formed by mixing two different TetraPEGs functionalized with maleimide and thiol terminal groups (TetraPEG-MA and TetraPEG-SH) in aqueous solutions, and the gelation rate was strongly dependent on the solution pH. We found that the gelation reaction can be a second-order reaction when the acid-base equilibrium of the terminal SH groups (-SH ⇆ -S(-) + H(+)) was taken into account, resulting in a quantitative estimation of the rate constant (kgel) in the current polymer solution system. Based on the kgel value, the network connectivity (p), which corresponds to efficiency at the linking point, was evaluated to be p > 95% at the end of the reaction; thus, the resulting TetraPEG hydrogels have a homogeneous polymer network without network defects. We used the TetraPEG network as a polymer matrix in a lithium-ion battery gel electrolyte: dried TetraPEG gels were swollen with ionic liquid-based electrolytes containing Li salts to prepare TetraPEG ion gel electrolytes. Swelling behaviors of the TetraPEG network were characterized from the swelling rate and the equilibrium swelling ratio, and we found that these swelling behaviors were significantly affected by the Li-ion component. We concluded that an intermolecular interaction between Li-ions and the polymer (Li-ion coordination with the O atoms within the PEG chains) plays a key role in the fundamental physical properties of the gel electrolyte.

  8. Sistema Automatizado de Emailing Marketing

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    Martínez López, Javier

    2010-01-01

    Projecte final de carrera realitzat en col.laboració amb E-xpertel S.A El presente proyecto describe el diseño e implementación de un sistema de automatización de campañas de marketing a través de email hacia clientes y/o clientes potenciales. Este sistema tiene como objetivos principales adquirir nuevos clientes y conseguir la delización de los mismos. El sistema se complementa con una plataforma CRM (Customer Relationship Management) para el mantenimiento de datos de empresa...

  9. mer-Tri-chlorido-tris-(tetra-hydro-thio-phene-κS)iridium(III): preparation and comparison with other mer-tri-chlorido-tris-(tetra-hydro-thio-phene-κS)metal complexes.

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    Brown, Loren C; DuChane, Christine M; Merola, Joseph S

    2016-09-01

    The title complex, [IrCl3(C4H8S)3], was prepared according to a literature method. A suitable crystal was obtained by diffusion of pentane into a di-chloro-methane solution and analyzed by single-crystal X-ray diffraction at 100 K. The title complex is isotypic with mer-tri-chlorido-tris-(tetra-hydro-thio-phene-κS)rhodium(III). However, the orientation of the tetra-hydro-thio-phene rings is different from an earlier report of mer-tri-chlorido-tris-(tetra-hydro-thio-phene-κS)iridium(III) deposited in the Cambridge Structural Database. The IrS3Cl3 core shows a nearly octa-hedral structure with various bond angles within 1-2° of the perfect 90 or 180° expected for an octa-hedron. The structure of the title compound is compared with the previous iridium complex as well as the rhodium and other octa-hedral metal tris-tetra-hydro-thio-phene compounds previously structurally characterized. DFT calculations were performed, which indicate the mer isomer is significantly lower in energy than the fac isomer by 50.1 kJ mol(-1), thereby accounting for all compounds in the CSD being of the mer geometry. Powder X-ray diffraction of the bulk material showed that the preparation method yielded only the isomorph reported in this communication.

  10. 1-Benzoyl-3,6-diphenyl-1,4-dihydro-1,2,4,5-tetra-zine.

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    Xu, Feng; Yang, Zhen-Zhen; Chen, Xiao-Fang; Zheng, Wen-Xiu

    2010-09-30

    In the title compound, C(21)H(16)N(4)O, the central tetra-zine ring adopts an unsymmetrical boat conformation with the two N atoms as the bow and stern. The crystal packing is stabilized by inter-molecular N-H-O hydrogen bonds.

  11. 1-Benzoyl-3,6-diphenyl-1,4-dihydro-1,2,4,5-tetra­zine

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    Xu, Feng; Yang, Zhen-Zhen; Chen, Xiao-Fang; Zheng, Wen-Xiu

    2010-01-01

    In the title compound, C21H16N4O, the central tetra­zine ring adopts an unsymmetrical boat conformation with the two N atoms as the bow and stern. The crystal packing is stabilized by inter­molecular N—H—O hydrogen bonds. PMID:21587635

  12. Degradation Behavior and Accelerated Weathering of Composite Boards Produced from Waste Tetra Pak® Packaging Materials

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    Nural Yilgor; Coskun Kose; Evren Terzi; Aysel Kanturk Figen; Rebecca Ibach; S. Nami Kartal; Sabriye Piskin

    2014-01-01

    Manufacturing panels from Tetra Pak® (TP) packaging material might be an alternative to conventional wood-based panels. This study evaluated some chemical and physical properties as well as biological, weathering, and fire performance of panels with and without zinc borate (ZnB) by using shredded TP packaging cartons. Such packaging material, a worldwide well-known...

  13. New Collection Records and Host Range of the Cottonwood Leafcurl Mite, Tetra Loblulifera (Keifer) (Acari: Eriophyidae), in the USA

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    David R. Coyle; James Q. Amrine

    2004-01-01

    The cottonwood leafcurl mite, Aculops lobuliferus Keifer, 1961, is renamed as Tetra lobulifera (Keifer). This eriophyid mite is capable of inflicting substantial damage on plantation- and native-grown cottonwoods (Populus spp.). We report new State and County collection records from the eastern and northwestern U...

  14. SISTEMAS INMUNES ALTERNATIVOS

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    LUIS F. CADAVID

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available El sistema inmune en animales es una red compleja de moléculas, células y tejidos que de manera conjunta mantienen la integridad fisiológica y genética de los organismos. Convencionalmente se ha considerado la existencia de dos clases de inmunidad, la innata y la adaptativa. La primera es ancestral, con variabilidad limitada y baja discriminación, mientras que la segunda es altamente variable, específica y restringida a vertebrados mandibulados. La inmunidad adaptativa se basa en receptores de antígeno que se rearreglan somáticamente para generar una diversidad casi ilimitada de moléculas. Este mecanismo de recombinación somática muy probablemente emergió como consecuencia de un evento de transferencia horizontal de transposones y transposasas bacterianas en el ancestro de los vertebrados mandibulados. El reciente descubrimiento en vertebrados no mandibulados e invertebrados de mecanismos alternativos de inmunidad adaptativa, sugiere que en el transcurso de la evolución distintos grupos animales han encontrado soluciones alternativas al problema del reconocimiento inmunológico.

  15. Del sistema al actor

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    Alain Touraine

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available Si consideramos que las conductas sociales están determinadas por el lugar que los individuos, los grupos o las categorías sociales ocupan en la organización social, entonces será necesario aceptar la idea de que aquello que se denomina la Sociedad posee sus propios intereses y refuerza su integración y funcionamiento. Esta idea ha encontrado dos expresiones concretas: o bien se piensa que el bien y el mal son definidos por aquello que es funcional o disfuncional para la sociedad, es decir que se define por su integración, por las conductas de sus miembros, o bien se prefiere afirmar que la sociedad no es un sistema sino un conjunto de medios dirigidos por una clase o una elite dirigente. Se trata de dos versiones diferentes de lo que se puede denominar sociologismo, es decir, considerar que el interés de la totalidad se impone a sus partes, como el cuerpo se impone a los órganos en la concepción biológica tradicional. Se puede distinguir también la sociología funcionalista sistémica de la sociología funcionalista crítica. En ambos casos se trata de dos de las orientaciones mas importantes del pensamiento sociológico desde sus orígenes.

  16. Nonlinear optical response of tetra and mono substituted zinc phthalocyanine complexes

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    Fashina, Adedayo; Nyokong, Tebello, E-mail: t.nyokong@ru.ac.za

    2015-11-15

    The nonlinear absorption properties of 6 mono-substituted and 3 symmetric zinc phthalocyanine complexes have been studied in dimethylsulfoxide (DMSO) using 10 ns pulses at 532 nm. The non linear absorption of the complexes has been studied using the Z-scan technique. The study showed that both the singlet and triplet excited states contribute to the non linear absorption behavior. The nonlinear third-order susceptibility and second-order hyperpolarizability values of the complexes are reported. It was observed that two of the symmetric phthalocyanine complexes (5-α substituted with aminophenoxy and 9-β substituted with carboxyphenoxy) showed better and promising optical nonlinearity when compared to the other complexes studied. - Highlights: • Nonlinear absorption properties of zinc phthalocyanine are reported • Singlet and triplet excited states contribute to the non linear absorption. • Symmetrically tetra substituted phthalocyanines showed better optical nonlinearity.

  17. Ethyl­enediammonium tetra­aqua­disulfato­cadmate

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    Rekik, Walid; Naïli, Houcine; Mhiri, Tahar; Bataille, Thierry

    2011-01-01

    The crystal structure of the title compound, [NH3(CH2)2NH3][Cd(SO4)2(H2O)4], consists of [Cd(SO4)2(H2O)4]2− anions that are built from octa­hedral Cd(H2O)4O2 and SO4 tetra­hedral units linked by corner sharing. The ethyl­ene­diamminium cations are linked to the anions via N—H⋯O hydrogen bonds. The asymmetric unit contains one-half of the compound, the other half being related to the first by an inversion centre. The crystal structure presents alternate stacking of the inorganic and organic layers along the crystallographic b axis. The structure cohesion and stability is further assured by O(water)—H⋯O hydrogen bonds. PMID:22065822

  18. Dimensionamento de um Sistema Robotizado para a Soldagem pelo Processo Friction Stir Welding

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    Bruno Silva Cota

    2017-12-01

    Full Text Available Resumo: A primeira aplicação de um robô de soldagem pelo processo FSW (Friction Stir Welding foi apresentada ao público em Gotemburgo, Suécia, no ano 2000, durante o Friction Stir Welding Symposium por dois diferentes grupos de pesquisa. Um grupo utilizava um robô antropomórfico modelo ABB IRB-6400 combinado a um motor elétrico de 220W e o outro um robô Neos de hastes paralelas. Apesar do processo FSW estar sendo objeto de estudo em vários centros de pesquisa no mundo, poucos estudam sua aplicação em robôs industriais, em que se destacam os institutos e as empresas: HGZ (Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht, IWB e KUKA (em conjunto com o Grupo Airbus, na Alemanha; a ESAB, na Suécia; Institut Maupertuis e Institut de Soudure, na França; Cewac, na Bélgica; Friction Stir Link, nos Estados Unidos. Este trabalho tem como objetivo apresentar o estado da arte no que diz respeito à utilização do processo de soldagem FSW robotizado, além de evidenciar o processo realizado para o dimensionamento de um sistema completo para a soldagem robotizada utilizando um robô antropomórfico COMAU SMART NJ500, com 6 graus de liberdade e capacidade de 500 kg.

  19. A Flow Cytometry Protocol to Estimate DNA Content in the Yellowtail Tetra Astyanax altiparanae.

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    Xavier, Pedro L P; Senhorini, José A; Pereira-Santos, Matheus; Fujimoto, Takafumi; Shimoda, Eduardo; Silva, Luciano A; Dos Santos, Silvio A; Yasui, George S

    2017-01-01

    The production of triploid yellowtail tetra Astyanax altiparanae is a key factor to obtain permanently sterile individuals by chromosome set manipulation. Flow cytometric analysis is the main tool for confirmation of the resultant triploids individuals, but very few protocols are specific for A. altiparanae species. The current study has developed a protocol to estimate DNA content in this species. Furthermore, a protocol for long-term storage of dorsal fins used for flow cytometry analysis was established. The combination of five solutions with three detergents (Nonidet P-40 Substitute, Tween 20, and Triton X-100) at 0.1, 0.2, and 0.4% concentration was evaluated. Using the best solution from this first experiment, the addition of trypsin (0.125, 0.25, and 0.5%) and sucrose (74 mM) and the effects of increased concentrations of the detergents at 0.6 and 1.2% concentration were also evaluated. After adjustment of the protocol for flow cytometry, preservation of somatic tissue or isolated nuclei was also evaluated by freezing (at -20°C) and fixation in saturated NaCl solution, acetic methanol (1:3), ethanol, and formalin at 10% for 30 or 60 days of storage at 25°C. Flow cytometry analysis in yellowtail tetra species was optimized using the following conditions: lysis solution: 9.53 mM MgCl2.7H20; 47.67 mM KCl; 15 mM Tris; 74 mM sucrose, 0.6% Triton X-100, pH 8.0; staining solution: Dulbecco's PBS with DAPI 1 μg mL(-1); preservation procedure: somatic cells (dorsal fin samples) frozen at -20°C. Using this protocol, samples may be stored up to 60 days with good accuracy for flow cytometry analysis.

  20. Blastomicose do sistema nervoso

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    Horácio M. Canelas

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    Full Text Available Os autores chamam a atenção sôbre os erros de diagnóstico nos casos de neuroblastomicose, seja nas formas meningoencefálicas, seja nas tumorais. São focalizadas a paracoccidioidose e a criptococose. Depois de caracterizarem clìnicamente a paracoccidioidose, acentuam a raridade das formas nervosas (1,2% dos casos dessa micose autopsiados no Departamento de Anatomia Patológica da Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de São Paulo. Pela revisão da literatura foi verificado haver apenas 12 casos registrados. 0 caso de Casiello e Klass é o único em que o diagnóstico foi feito em vida; os demais, ou constituem achado de necropsia, ou foram inesperadamente revelados pelo exame histopatológico realizado após intervenções cirúrgicas. Os autores registram 2 casos de paracoccidioidose do sistema nervoso. No primeiro, tratava-se de meningomielorra-diculite crônica, sendo o parasito identificado no escarro; o segundo era portador de síndrome de compressão medular, cuja patogenia é discutida pelos autores, tendo sido a etiologia paracoccidióidica comprovada pelo exame da polpa e biópsia ganglionares. Considerações clínicas sôbre a criptococose precedem o relato de um caso de meningoencefalomielite subaguda, no qual fôra feito em vida o diagnóstico de paracoccidioidose, pelo exame micológico do liqüido cefalorraqueano; êste paciente, embora medicado com doses maciças de sulfa e tiossemicarbarsona, veio a falecer, tendo o exame anátomo-patológico revelado tratar-se, na realidade, de lesões nervosas produzidas pelo Crypíococcus neo-formans. Nos três casos era incisivo o caráter neurocirúrgico da sintomatologia. Entretanto, ante o diagnóstico de paracoccidioidose, foi instituído tratamento pelas sulfas, vacina específica e tiossemicarbarsona. Os resultados foram excelentes no caso 2, em que a terapêutica pôde ser instituída mais precocemente; melhoras também foram obtidas no caso 1. No caso 3, foram verificadas

  1. Micoses do sistema nervoso

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    Carlos da Silva Lacaz

    1947-03-01

    Full Text Available As micoses do sistema nervoso central não têm merecido atenção cuidadosa dos neurologistas. Elas afetam o neuraxe em diferente percentagem: a granulomatose criptocóccica (torulose é a mais freqüente, seguindo-se a actinomicose; a granulomatose paracoccidióidica só excepcionalmente determina lesões meningoencefálicas. Do ponto de vista clínico, as neuromicoses podem ser divididas em duas formas: tumorais encefalomedulares e meningíticas. Estas predominam sobre as tumorais, das quais são mais freqüentes as de localização encefálica. Não são raros os quadros mistos, meningoencetálicos. As formas tumorals encefálicas abrangem vários tipos anátomo-patológicos - abscesso, granuloma, nódulos e cistos - sendo mais comuns os dois primeiros, todos êles produzindo o quadro clinico da síndrome hipertensiva intracraniana. As formas meningomedulares, em geral, são secundárias às lesões ósseas vertebrais, sendo a actinomicose, por ser a mais osteófila, a micose que mais freqüentemente atinge a medula. Nestes casos, o quadro clínico da síndrome compressiva é o mais comum. As meninges participam do processo fúngico, na maior parte dos casos; as manifestações clínicas variam desde o simples meningismo, até as meningites purulentas e meningoencefalites graves, havendo a possibilidade de se formarem aracnoidites císticas, ependimites e bloqueios ventriculares, do aqueduto ou mesmo do canal raquidiano. O diagnóstico das micoses do sistema nervoso central é comumente um "achado de autópsia". Somente a verificação do cogumelo no líquor e o seu isolamento permitem um diagnóstico seguro. Outros dados liquóricos, quando bem interpretados com os achados clínicos e neurológicos, orientam o analista na pesquisa do agente fúngico. O quadro anátomo-patológico nada tem de caraterístico, a não ser a presença do agente parasitário e só o seu encontro firma o diagnóstico. Examinamos 25 casos de granulomatose

  2. Resultados de un programa de ejercicio físico combinado con electroestimulación neuromuscular en pacientes en hemodiálisis

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    Anna Junque Jiménez

    Full Text Available Los pacientes en hemodiálisis presentan una importante disminución de la condición física y la capacidad funcional. Ampliamente son conocidos los numerosos beneficios del ejercicio físico en los pacientes con insuficiencia renal en éstos aspectos. Hasta la fecha, existe mínima experiencia con la electroestimulación neuromuscular en los pacientes en hemodiálisis. Objetivos: 1. Analizar el efecto de un programa de entrenamiento físico intradiálisis combinado con electroestimulación neuromuscular sobre la fuerza muscular y la capacidad funcional en nuestros pacientes en hemodiálisis. 2. Analizar la seguridad, eficacia y tolerancia de la electroestimulación neuromuscular en nuestros pacientes en hemodiálisis. Métodos: Los pacientes en hemodiálisis realizaron un programa completo de entrenamiento físico mediante balones medicinales, pesas, bandas elásticas y cicloergómetros combinado con electroestimulación neuromuscular en las primeras dos horas de hemodiálisis durante 12 semanas en un estudio prospectivo unicéntrico. La electroestimulación se realizó en ambos cuádriceps usando el Compex® Theta 500i. Principales datos analizados: 1. Fuerza extensión máxima cuádriceps (FEMQ y "handgrip" brazo dominante (HG. 2. Test funcionales:"Sit to stand to sit" (STS10 y "six-minutes walking test" (6MWT. 3. Escala Visual Analógica (EVA y cuestionario propio de electroestimulación neuromuscular (QE. Resultados: 11 pacientes incluidos (55% mujeres. Edad media 67.6 años y 62.3 meses en hemodiálisis. Se observó una mejoría significativa (*p<0.05 en la FEMQ*(13.7±8.1 vs 16.2±10.9kg, HG*(23.8±15.9 vs 25.1±15.9kg, STS10*(24.6±13.4 vs 20.1±10.1 seg y 6MWT*(21%,332.6 vs 402.7 m. No observamos dolor muscular, rampas, hormigueos o calambres musculares relevantes en el cuestionario propio de electroestimulación. El grado medio de satisfacción (EVA fue 9.4 puntos. Conclusiones: 1. El programa de entrenamiento físico intradi

  3. Sistemas de tiempo real y sistemas distribuidos de tiempo real

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    Pesado, Patricia Mabel; Ramón, Hugo Dionisio; Boracchia, Marcos; Pasini, Ariel C.; De Vito, María Cecilia; Osella Massa, Germán Leandro; Estrebou, César Armando

    2006-01-01

    El proyecto de investigación y desarrollo en Sistemas de Software Distribuido, abarca aspectos que van desde los fundamentos del desarrollo (Técnicas de Ingeniería de Requerimientos, Metodologías de Gestión y Desarrollo de Proyectos, Técnicas de Planificación, Métricas, Normas de Calidad, Web-Systems) hasta la concepción de aplicaciones específicas orientadas a los procesos industriales (Sistemas de Planeamiento de Producción, Control Industrial en tiempo real), procesos de E-government (Voto...

  4. Absorção de nutrientes e crescimento do arroz com suprimento combinado de amônio e nitrato¹

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    Marquel Jonas Holzschuh

    2011-08-01

    Full Text Available O arroz é classificado como uma planta tolerante ao amônio (NH4+ devido à predominância desse íon nos solos alagados. Entretanto, nas regiões oxidadas do solo e da rizosfera do arroz pode haver a formação de nitrato (NO3- e esta se tornar importante fonte de N para cultura. Este trabalho foi conduzido com o objetivo de avaliar o efeito de diferentes proporções entre os íons NH4+ e NO3- no desenvolvimento do arroz em solução nutritiva. O experimento foi realizado em casa de vegetação no período de janeiro a fevereiro de 2008, em solução nutritiva com as seguintes proporções entre NH4+ e NO3-: 100:0, 75:25, 50:50, 25:75 e 0:100 na concentração de 5,0 mmol L-1 de N. Foi cultivado o genótipo IRGA 417 e avaliado o rendimento de biomassa, os teores de N, K, Ca e Mg na biomassa e na seiva do xilema. Houve toxidez por NH4+ nas proporções de 100:0 e 75:25 e por NO3- nas proporções de 25:75 e 0:100. Na proporção de 50:50 as plantas se desenvolveram normalmente. O suprimento combinado de NH4+ e NO3- aumentou a produção de biomassa em relação ao NH4+ e ao NO3- supridos isoladamente. O NH 4+ na solução reduziu os teores de Ca e Mg na biomassa, porém não influenciou o teor de N e o de K. Já na seiva do xilema houve redução nos teores de K, Ca e Mg, indicando que o NH4+ influenciou na absorção desses cátions. A quantidade total absorvida de N, K, Mg e Ca foi maior com o suprimento combinado de NH4+ e NO3-, indicando que, além de promover melhor desenvolvimento das plantas de arroz, aumenta a eficiência de absorção de nutrientes em relação ao suprimento isolado das duas formas de N.

  5. Processamento e conservação de manga por métodos combinados Mango processing and conservation by combined methods

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    Miguel Guilherme Martins Pina

    2003-04-01

    Full Text Available A tecnologia de métodos combinados foi empregada na conservação da manga (Mangifera indica, L. em pedaços. A estabilidade físico-química, microbiológica e sensorial da manga em pedaços foi obtida através do branqueamento com vapor saturado por 2 min, ajuste da atividade de água (Aw para 0,97, do pH para 3,6, adição de 600 ppm de ácido ascórbico, 1000 ppm de benzoato de sódio e 600 ou 900 ppm de dióxido de enxofre. Os produtos da manga processados nas condições descritas apresentaram, ao longo de 120 dias de armazenamento, teores de umidade, atividades de água e pH na faixa para produtos de fruta de alta umidade; aumento dos açúcares redutores; acentuada perda de SO2 (cerca de 60% e vitamina C; redução da contagem microbiológica, demonstrando que a seleção de obstáculos e suas intensidades foram capazes de assegurar a estabilidade microbiológica do produto. O teste de aceitabilidade mostrou que a manga conservada por métodos combinados teve boa aceitação e que as médias dos atributos se assemelham aos resultados de testes sensoriais mencionados na literatura.The technology of combined methods was used in the conservation of mango (Mangifera indica, L. pieces. The phisical-chemical, microbiological and sensorial stability of mango pieces was achieved through blanching using saturated vapor for 2 minutes, ajusting water activity (Aw to 0.97, pH to 3.6, addition of 600 ppm of ascorbic acid, 1000 ppm of sodium benzoate and 600 to 900 ppm of sulfite dioxide. The mango products processed, under these conditions, presented at 120 days storage moisture content, water activity and pH in the range for fruit products with high moisture; increasing in reduced sugars; high loss of SO2 (about 60% and of vitamin C; decreased microbiological counting showing that the obstacles seletion and their intensities were capable to assure the microbiological stability of the product. The test of acceptability showed that the mango

  6. Ultramodelos Globales y el Control por Rechazo Activo de Perturbaciones en Sistemas No lineales Diferencialmente Planos

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    Full Text Available Resumen: Se introducen los ultra-modelos como un paradigma para la simplificación substancial del diseño de leyes de control por realimentación de salida, basadas en observadores, para el seguimiento de trayectorias en una amplia clase de sistemas planos inciertos. Un ultramodelo simplemente agrega, en la forma de una perturbación desconocida variante en el tiempo, los efectos combinados de todas las no-linealidades dependientes del estado (endógenas aśı como también todas aquellas perturbaciones externas (exógenas presentes en el modelo de entrada-salida plana del sistema. Como resultado, el diseño de un controlador basado en el ultramodelo global solo requiere del conocimiento de 1 los órdenes de Kronecker del sistema y 2 la matriz de funciones de ganancias de la entrada. Se propone un esquema de control basado en un observador extendido de alta ganancia para el Control por Rechazo Activo de Perturbaciones en sistemas no lineales diferencialmente planos. Se incluye un ejemplo ilustrativo, con simulaciones reaĺısticas consistente en el control de un motor śıncrono de imanes permanentes. Abstract: Global ultra-models are introduced as a paradigm for vastly simplifying the design of observer-based linear output feedback control laws in output trajectory tracking problems for a large class of uncertain nonlinear flat systems. An ultra-model simply lumps, as an unknown time-varying disturbance, the combined effects of all uncertain state-dependent (i.e., endogenous nonlinearities as well as those of external (i.e., exogenous perturbation inputs present in the input-to-flat output model of the system. As a result, a global ultra-model based controller design only requires knowledge of the system order and of the nonlinear control input gain function. An extended high gain observer based control scheme is proposed for linear Active Disturbance Rejection (ADRC for nonlinear differentially flat

  7. Sistema multiagente sensible al contexto

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    [ES] En una sociedad claramente influenciada por las nuevas tecnologías, los nuevos avances en computación sensible al contexto han supuesto un cambio importante en los hábitos de interacción de los usuarios con los sistemas informáticos y la información contextual. Es necesario tener en cuenta que cualquier contexto puede proporcionar un escenario para la realización de tareas automatizadas. Al mismo tiempo, los sistemas tienden a ofrecer un soporte colaborativo a los usuarios en su entorno....

  8. La reforma del sistema penal

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    Francisco José Sintura-Varela

    2010-03-01

    Full Text Available El estudio contiene una revisión general de las principales modificaciones que introducen las leyes 599 y 600 de 2000 al sistema penal colombiano. Se destacan algunas consideraciones sobre los principios rectores en materia penal y procesal penal, aun cuando se pone de relieve que los códigos no contribuyen a superar las causas de la crisis de aparato judicial en materia criminal, sino por el contrario, a hacer menos expedito el proceso y menos coherente el sistema.

  9. Formation, surface characterization, and electrocatalytic application of self-assembled monolayer films of tetra-substituted manganese, iron, and cobalt benzylthio phthalocyanine complexes

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    2011-10-01

    Full Text Available Molecular thin films of manganese (SAM-2), iron (SAM-3), and cobalt (SAM-4) phthalocyanine complexes, non-peripherally tetra-substituted with benzylmercapto, were formed on polycrystalline gold disc electrode by selfassembly technique. Surface...

  10. Sistema de incendios inalámbrico

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    Menéndez Muñiz, Sergio

    2012-01-01

    Sistema de detección de incendios inalámbrico basado en dispositivos "motes" para la monitorización del estado del sistema, detección y reconocimiento de alarmas. Sistema de detecció d'incendis sense fils basat en dispositius "motes" per a la monitorització de l'estat del sistema, detecció i reconeixement d'alarmes.

  11. 40 CFR 721.4040 - Glycols, polyethylene-, 3-sulfo-2-hydroxypropyl-p-(1,1,3,3-tetra-methylbutyl)phenyl ether, sodium...

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    ...-hydroxypropyl-p-(1,1,3,3-tetra-methylbutyl)phenyl ether, sodium salt. 721.4040 Section 721.4040 Protection of...-, 3-sulfo-2-hydroxypropyl-p-(1,1,3,3-tetra-methylbutyl)phenyl ether, sodium salt. (a) Chemical..., polyethylene-, 3-sulfo-2-hydroxypropyl-p-(1,1,3,3-tetramethyl butyl)phenyl ether, sodium salt (P-90-1565) is...

  12. 40 CFR 721.9530 - Bis(2,2,6,6-tetra-methyl-piper-idinyl) ester of cycloalkyl spir-o-ke-tal.

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    ... 40 Protection of Environment 30 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Bis(2,2,6,6-tetra-methyl-piper-idinyl) ester of cycloalkyl spir-o-ke-tal. 721.9530 Section 721.9530 Protection of Environment ENVIRONMENTAL... Significant New Uses for Specific Chemical Substances § 721.9530 Bis(2,2,6,6-tetra-methyl-piper-idinyl) ester...

  13. Uso combinado de 1-Meticiclopropeno y emulsiones de cera en la conservación de guanábana (Annona muricata

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    Efigenia Montalvo González

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    Full Text Available El objetivo de este trabajo fue evaluar la combinación del 1-metilciclopropeno (1-MCP y emulsiones de cera sobre la conservación de guanábana. Las condiciones de almacenamiento fueron: 25 ºC y 16 ºC, frutos con emulsiones a base de cera de candelilla o cera de abeja diluídas con agua (10:90 v/v y 15:85 v/v almacenados a 16 ºC, frutos tratados con 1-MCP (1500 nL L-1, 12 h. En los frutos a 16 ºC con y sin emulsiones se observó daño por frío y no maduraron. En los frutos con la aplicación de 1-MCP solo o combinado con emulsiones, en cualquiera de las dilusiones, no se observaron síntomas daño por frío en la pulpa. La combinación de 1-MCP y emulsión a base de cera de abeja en dilución 15:85 v/v conservaron a los frutos de guanábana por 14-15 días en comparación con los frutos almacenados a 25 ºC (6 días.

  14. Two types of novel tetra-iron substituted sandwich-type arsenotungastates with supporting lanthanide pendants.

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    Chen, Lijuan; Zhang, Fang; Ma, Xing; Luo, Jie; Zhao, Junwei

    2015-07-28

    Two classes of novel tetra-iron substituted sandwich-type arsenotungastates (ATs) with supporting lanthanide (Ln) pendants KNa2 [Ln(H2O)7][Fe4(H2O)10(B-β-AsW9O33)2]·21H2O [Ln = La(III) (1), Pr(III) (2), Nd(III) ()3, Sm(III) (4)] and [Ln(H2O)8]2[Fe4(H2O)8(l-thr)2(B-β-AsW9O33)2]·20H2O [Ln = La(III) (5), Pr(III) ()6, Nd(III) (7), Sm(III) (8), Eu(III) (9), Gd(III) (10), Tb(III) (11), Dy(III) (12), Er(III) (13)] (l-thr = l-threonine) have been synthesized by the hydrothermal reaction of the [As2W19O67(H2O)](14-) precursor with Fe(3+) cations and Ln(3+) cations in the presence of l-thr or l-leucine and l-alanine, and further characterized by elemental analyses, IR spectra and single-crystal X-ray diffraction. Structural analyses indicate that 1-4 display the inorganic 2-D sheet architecture constructed from tetra-iron sandwiched AT [Fe4(H2O)10(B-β-AsW9O33)2](6-) fragments by bridging [Ln(H2O)7](3+) cations whereas the molecular structures of the isostructural 5-13 consist of an organic-inorganic hybrid tetra-iron substituted sandwich-type AT [Fe4(H2O)8(l-thr)2(B-β-AsW9O33)2](6-) fragment and two pendant [Ln(H2O)8](3+) cations. As far as we know, 1-4 represent the rare inorganic 2-D extended ATs based on transition-metal substituted sandwich-type polyoxometalate units and Ln linkers and 5-13 are the first Fe-Ln heterometallic ATs with amino acid ligands. The solid state photoluminescence (PL) measurements of 9 and 11 have been performed at room temperature. The PL emission of 9 is mainly derived from the characteristic (5)D0 → (7)F2 (J = 4-0) transitions of the Eu(III) cations whereas the PL behavior of 11 stems from the common contribution of the (5)D4 → (7)FJ (J = 5-3) transitions of the Tb(III) ions and oxygen-to-metal (O → W) charge-transfer transitions of AT segments. The thermogravimetric (TG) analyses of 1-4 and 6-12 have been investigated.

  15. El sistema tributario japonés

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    2002-01-01

    Este documento primeramente trata las tendencias recientes y el estado actual del sistema tributario japonés como antecedentes. Luego resume los impuestos principales y describe el actual sistema. Finalmente trata los incentivos tributarios y los aspectos internacionales del sistema japonés.

  16. Tetra methyl substituted Cu(II) phthalocyanine as alternative hole transporting material for organometal halide perovskite solar cells

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    Sfyri, Georgia [FORTH/ICE-HT, PO Box 1414, 26504 Patras (Greece); Physics Department, University of Patras, 26500 Patras (Greece); Kumar, Challuri Vijay [FORTH/ICE-HT, PO Box 1414, 26504 Patras (Greece); Wang, Yu-Long [Department of Chemistry, South University of Science and Technology of China, ShenZhen 518055, GuangDong (China); Xu, Zong-Xiang, E-mail: xu.zx@sustc.edu.cn [Department of Chemistry, South University of Science and Technology of China, ShenZhen 518055, GuangDong (China); Krontiras, C.A. [Physics Department, University of Patras, 26500 Patras (Greece); Lianos, Panagiotis, E-mail: lianos@upatras.gr [FORTH/ICE-HT, PO Box 1414, 26504 Patras (Greece); Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Patras, 26500 Patras (Greece)

    2016-01-01

    Graphical abstract: - Highlights: • Tetra methyl substituted copper phthalocyanine as alternative hole transporting material. • Application to organometal halide perovskite solar cells. • Comparison with unsubstituted copper phtalocyanine. • Enhancement of Q band transitions due to more successful packaging. - Abstract: Copper phthalocyanine is a promising hole transporting material, which can be employed with solid state perovskite solar cells. Tetra methyl substituted copper phthalocyanine was presently studied as a hole transporting material and demonstrated improved performance with respect to unsubstituted copper phthalocyanine. This material shows a strong absorption in the Visible and Near IR part of the electromagnetic spectrum contributing to the absorption of photons. Its LUMO and HOMO level are favourably positioned for injecting electrons and scavenging holes. Methyl substitution facilitates closer molecular packing leading to a stronger extinction coefficient, stronger π–π interaction and higher charge carrier mobility.

  17. Production of M-Size Neon Tetra Fish Paracheriodon innesi in Recirculation System with Density of 25, 50, 75 and 100 litre-1

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    T. Budiardi

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Quality and quantity of freshwater were important factors in aquaculture. The farmers of neon tetra fish (Paracheriodon innesi usually rear them in aquarium with simple methods, so that gave low productivity. Increasing density could be increased the production and its continuity and also more efficient in land and water. Rearing of neon tetra with density of 25, 50, 75 and 100 litre-1 in recirculation system were no influence for fish body length, growth of body length and coefficient of variants (p>0,05. But those densities of fish rearing affected survival rate, end density and profit (p-1 was 68.57 litre-1 and gave the highest profit. Keywords : density, resirculation, neon tetra fish Paracheirodon innesi   ABSTRAK Sumber air tawar yang merupakan faktor terpenting dalam kegiatan budidaya ikan semakin hari semakin menurun, baik kualitas maupun kuantitasnya terutama di daerah perkotaan. Petani ikan neon tetra (Paracheriodon innesi biasanya mendederkannya pada akuarium dengan cara sederhana sehingga produktivitasnya rendah. Peningkatan padat penebaran ikan dilakukan agar efisiensi lahan dan air dapat ditingkatkan, yang selanjutnya dapat meningkatkan produksi secara kontinyu sehingga dapat memenuhi permintaan pasar.  Pemeliharaan ikan neon tetra dengan padat tebar 25, 50, 75 dan 100 ekor/liter dalam sistem resirkulasi ternyata tidak memberikan pengaruh nyata terhadap panjang dan laju pertumbuhan panjang ikan, serta koefisien keragaman (p>0,05, namun berpengaruh nyata terhadap kelangsungan hidup, kepadatan akhir dan keuntungan (p Kata kunci : padat tebar, resirkulasi, ikan neon tetra Paracheirodon innesi

  18. Multi-criteria analysis and systemic planning: Towards a tetra-logical approach to planning and assessment

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    This paper presents systemic planning (SP) with emphasis on multi-criteria decision analysis (MCDA). Specifically, SP is presented as a “tetra-logical” methodology approach with MCDA as one out of four major method orientations. The Danish-Swedish Øresund Fixed Link is used as application example....... It is concluded that the combination of SP and MCDA better than ordinary cost-benefit analysis can provide the necessary decision support for major, long-range investment decisions....

  19. Thoughts on Seeing "El Sistema"

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    Booth, Eric

    2009-01-01

    The FESNOJIV (the Spanish acronym for the State Foundation for the National System of Youth and Children's Orchestras), more commonly known as "El Sistema," teaches 300,000 of Venezuela's poorest children in the nationwide music learning program. Many begin attending the "nucleo" as early as age two or three, and the vast…

  20. Knowledge Exchange with Sistema Scotland

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    Allan, Julie; Moran, Nikki; Duffy, Celia; Loening, Gica

    2010-01-01

    This paper reports on a knowledge exchange project, funded by the Scottish Funding Council and undertaken by a group of researchers from three higher education institutions in Scotland and the project partner, Sistema Scotland. This newly established charity is attempting to implement a major programme of social change, developed in Venezuela,…

  1. DINUCLEAR COMPLEXES AS BUILDING BLOCKS FOR TETRA-NUCLEAR MACROCYCLIC COMPLEXES WITH DITHIOLATE MACROCYCLIC LIGAND

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    V. Lozan

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available A series of novel tri-, tetra- and pentanuclear complexes composed of dinuclear LM units (M=Co, Ni, Zn; L=24-membered macrocyclic hexaaza-dithiophenolate ligand and ferrocenecarboxylate ([CpFeC5H4CO2]ˉ, 1,1’-ferrocenedicarboxy-late ([Fe(C5H4-CO22]2ˉ, acetylene-dicarboxylate, terephthalate, isophthalate, and naphthalene diimide dicarboxylate groups is reported. The complexes, have been synthesized and characterised by UV/Vis-, IR-, NMR-spectroscopy, Cyclovoltammetry, and X-ray crystallography. Each dicarboxylate dianion acts as a quadridentate bridging ligand linking two bioctahedral LM2 units via µ1,3-bridging carboxylate functions to generate discrete dications with a central LM2(O2C-R-CO2M2L core. The magnetic properties of these compounds reveal the presence of weak ferromagnetic exchange interactions between the NiII ions of the dinuclear subunits and negligible coupling across the dicarboxylate bridges.

  2. Surface Plasmon Resonance Sensor Based on Ethylene Tetra-Fluoro-Ethylene Hollow Fiber

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    Pan Chen

    2015-11-01

    Full Text Available A new kind of hollow fiber surface plasmon resonance sensor (HF-SPRS based on the silver-coated ethylene tetra-fluoro-ethylene (ETFE hollow fiber (HF is presented. The ETFE HF-SPRS is fabricated, and its performance is investigated experimentally by measuring the transmission spectra of the sensor when filled by liquid sensed media with different refractive indices (RIs. Theoretical analysis based on the ray transmission model is also taken to evaluate the sensor. Because the RI of ETFE is much lower than that of fused silica (FSG, the ETFE HF-SPRS can extend the lower limit of the detection range of the early reported FSG HF-SPRS from 1.5 to 1.42 approximately. This could greatly enhance the application potential of HF-SPRS. Moreover, the joint use of both ETFE and FSG HF-SPRSs can cover a wide detection range from 1.42 to 1.69 approximately with high sensitivities larger than 1000 nm/RIU.

  3. DNA barcodes of Rosy Tetras and allied species (Characiformes: Characidae: Hyphessobrycon) from the Brazilian Amazon basin.

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    Castro Paz, Francis Paola; Batista, Jacqueline da Silva; Porto, Jorge Ivan Rebelo

    2014-01-01

    DNA barcoding can be an effective tool for fast and accurate species-level identification based on sequencing of the mitochondrial cytochrome c oxidase subunit (COI) gene. The diversity of this fragment can be used to estimate the richness of the respective species. In this study, we explored the use of DNA barcoding in a group of ornamental freshwater fish of the genus Hyphessobrycon. We sequenced the COI from 10 species of Hyphessobrycon belonging to the "Rosy Tetra Clade" collected from the Amazon and Negro River basins and combined our results with published data. The average conspecific and congeneric Kimura 2-parameter distances were 2.3% and 19.3%, respectively. Six of the 10 species were easily distinguishable by DNA barcoding (H. bentosi, H. copelandi, H. eques, H. epicharis, H. pulchrippinis, and H. sweglesi), whereas the remaining species (H. erythrostigma, H. pyrrhonotus, H. rosaceus and H. socolofi) lacked reciprocal monophyly. Although the COI gene was not fully diagnostic, the discovery of distinct evolutionary units in certain Hyphessobrycon species under the same specific epithet as well as haplotype sharing between different species suggest that DNA barcoding is useful for species identification in this speciose genus.

  4. DNA barcodes of Rosy Tetras and allied species (Characiformes: Characidae: Hyphessobrycon from the Brazilian Amazon basin.

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    Francis Paola Castro Paz

    Full Text Available DNA barcoding can be an effective tool for fast and accurate species-level identification based on sequencing of the mitochondrial cytochrome c oxidase subunit (COI gene. The diversity of this fragment can be used to estimate the richness of the respective species. In this study, we explored the use of DNA barcoding in a group of ornamental freshwater fish of the genus Hyphessobrycon. We sequenced the COI from 10 species of Hyphessobrycon belonging to the "Rosy Tetra Clade" collected from the Amazon and Negro River basins and combined our results with published data. The average conspecific and congeneric Kimura 2-parameter distances were 2.3% and 19.3%, respectively. Six of the 10 species were easily distinguishable by DNA barcoding (H. bentosi, H. copelandi, H. eques, H. epicharis, H. pulchrippinis, and H. sweglesi, whereas the remaining species (H. erythrostigma, H. pyrrhonotus, H. rosaceus and H. socolofi lacked reciprocal monophyly. Although the COI gene was not fully diagnostic, the discovery of distinct evolutionary units in certain Hyphessobrycon species under the same specific epithet as well as haplotype sharing between different species suggest that DNA barcoding is useful for species identification in this speciose genus.

  5. Conformations of tetra(phenyl)porphyrine on Au(111): identification by experiment and theory

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    Hanke, Felix; Persson, Mats [University of Liverpool, Liverpool (United Kingdom); Mielke, Johannes; Grill, Leonhard [Fritz-Haber-Institut der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft, Berlin (Germany)

    2011-07-01

    The on-surface synthesis of covalently coupled networks of tetra (phenyl)-porphyrines (TPP) on Au(111) is a significant step toward custom-designed molecular structures. This is particularly useful as single TPP molecules adsorbed on Au(111) and imaged with a scanning tunneling microscope show several distinct configurations, which could be used for information storage. Here we present a combined density functional (DFT) and scanning tunneling microscopy study to elucidate the nature of the observed conformers. They differ in the internal structure of the porphyrin core which can be either flat or buckled. We further assess the importance of accounting for dispersion interactions in the adsorbate-surface coupling by comparing DFT results using the van der Waals density functional (vdw-DF) and the PW91 functional. While the vdw-DF is found to significantly alter both adsorption height and binding energy of TPP, it hardly affects either its internal geometry or the electronic structure, suggesting that TPP is largely decoupled from the substrate.

  6. Controlled nanodimensional supramolecular self-assembly of tetra-alkylated naphthalene diimide derivatives.

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    Bhosale, Sheshanath V; Ghule, Namdev V; Al Kobaisi, Mohammad; Kelson, Melissa M A; Bhosale, Sidhanath V

    2014-08-18

    Construction of thermodynamically stable nanostructures on the nano- to millimeter scales through noncovalent bonding plays an important role in material science. The self-assembly of tetra-alkylamino core-substituted naphthalene diimides (cNDIs) with variable alkyl chains (C8H17, C12H25, and C16H33) added on to the core leads to the formation of a variety of controlled morphologies and well-defined nanostructures. Such structures include nanorods, vesicular, belts, twisted ribbons, and donutlike morphologies (formed in CHCl3/MeOH and CHCl3/hexane mixtures) generated through solvophobic control. UV/Vis absorption and fluorescence spectroscopy demonstrate molecular aggregation in solution. Furthermore, SEM was employed to visualize the supramolecular self-assembled nanostructures. The growth of these structures is mainly due to packing of hydrophobic alkyl chains and π-π stacking of the cNDI core. The present study paves the way to rational and controlled designs of nanostructures made of optically active dyes (naphthalene diimide); this may open a new avenue towards tuning nanodimensional morphology. © 2014 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  7. Study of the Gold Extraction Using Tetra N-Butyl Ammonium Chloride-Chloroform

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    Yuli Puspito Rini

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available The existence of the AuCl4- ion in the solution as the function of pH before performing the extraction of gold in the system of tetra N-butylammonium chloride (TBACI -chloroform has been studied. The experimental data showed that AuCl4- ion was hydrolyzed at pH 5-10 and, an amorf dark-brown precipitate was appeared at pH 11-14. Amount of gold in the solution at pH 14 before extraction was around 70%. Study of the extraction has been carried out by investigating the influence of pH and TBACI concentration on the extraction efficiency. The experimental result indicated that TBACI was very efficient extractant for the extraction of gold from aqueous halide with the efficiency higher than 99%. The extraction of Gold in the TBACI-chloroform was effective at pH 0-4 with minimum concentration of TBACI 10-3 M, and the calculated Kex (extraction constant was 5.07x10-4.

  8. Reversible deprotonation and protonation behaviors of a tetra-protonated γ-Keggin silicodecatungstate.

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    Sugahara, Kosei; Kuzuya, Shinjiro; Hirano, Tomohisa; Kamata, Keigo; Mizuno, Noritaka

    2012-07-16

    The potentiometric titration of a γ-Keggin tetra-protonated silicodecatungstate, [γ-SiW(10)O(34)(H(2)O)(2)](4-) (H(4)·I), with TBAOH (TBA = [(n-C(4)H(9))(4)N](+)) showed inflection points at 2 and 3 equiv of TBAOH. The (1)H, (29)Si, and (183)W NMR data suggested that the in situ formation of tri-, doubly-, and monoprotonated silicodecatungstates, [γ-SiW(10)O(34)(OH)(OH(2))](5-) (H(3)·I), [γ-SiW(10)O(34)(OH)(2)](6-) (H(2)·I), and [γ-SiW(10)O(35)(OH)](7-) (H·I), with C(1), C(2v), and C(2) symmetries, respectively. Single crystals of TBA(6)·H(2)·I suitable for the X-ray structure analysis were successfully obtained and the anion part was a monomeric γ-Keggin divacant silicodecatungstate with two protonated bridging oxygen atoms. Compounds H(3)·I, H(2)·I, and H·I were reversibly monoprotonated to form H(4)·I, H(3)·I, and H(2)·I, respectively.

  9. TETRA observation of gamma-rays at ground level associated with nearby thunderstorms.

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    Ringuette, Rebecca; Case, Gary L; Cherry, Michael L; Granger, Douglas; Guzik, T Gregory; Stewart, Michael; Wefel, John P

    2013-12-01

    [1] Terrestrial gamma-ray flashes (TGFs)-very short, intense bursts of electrons, positrons, and energetic photons originating from terrestrial thunderstorms-have been detected with satellite instruments. TGF and Energetic Thunderstorm Rooftop Array (TETRA), an array of NaI(Tl) scintillators at Louisiana State University, has now been used to detect similar bursts of 50 keV to over 2 MeV gamma-rays at ground level. After 2.6 years of observation, 24 events with durations 0.02-4.2 ms have been detected associated with nearby lightning, three of them coincident events observed by detectors separated by ∼1000 m. Nine of the events occurred within 6 ms and 5 km of negative polarity cloud-to-ground lightning strokes with measured currents in excess of 20 kA. The events reported here constitute the first catalog of TGFs observed at ground level in close proximity to the acceleration site.

  10. Photophysical properties of a novel axially substituted tetra-α-(pentyloxy) Titanium(IV) Phthalocyanine - Hematoxylin

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    Jiang, Yufeng; Lv, Huafei; Yu, Xinxin; Pan, Sujuan; Zhang, Tiantian; Huang, Yide; Wang, Yuhua; Xie, Shusen; Yang, Hongqin; Peng, Yiru

    2017-06-01

    Metal phthalocyanines (MPcs) are a very important class of widespread application compounds. They are not only used as dyes but also used as catalysts, data storage, electron charge carriers in photocopiers, photoconductors in chemical sensors, and photo-antenna devices in photosysthesis, photovoltaic cells. A particular application of Pcs is that it was used as a photosensitizers (PS) for treatment of certain cancer by photodynamic therapy of cancer and non-cancer diseases. However, the molecular aggregation of phthalocyanines, which is an intrinsic property of these large π-π conjugated systems, provides an efficient non-radioactive energy relaxation pathway, thereby shortening the excited state lifetimes, and reducing the photosensitizing and target efficiency. To overcome these problems, the introduction of axial ligands to phthalocyanine can prevent the formation of aggregation to some extend. In this paper, hematoxylin axially substituted tetra-α-(pentoxy) titanium (IV) phthalocyanine (TiPc(OC5H11)4-Hematoxylin) were characterized by elemental analysis, IR, 1H NMR, UV-Vis, fluorescence spectra. No obviously Q band change was observed after the hematoxylin was substituted at the peripheral position of substituted phthalocyanine ring. Because of the rigidity structure of the hematoxylin, the fluorescence intensity of hematoxylin peripheral substituted phthalocyanine decreased compared with free substituted phthalocyanines. The fluorescence lifetimes of axially substituted phthalocyanine was fitted to be 3.613 ns. This compound may be considered as a promising photosensitizer for PDT.

  11. Application of tetra-isopalmitoyl ascorbic acid in cosmetic formulations: stability studies and in vivo efficacy.

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    Maia Campos, Patrícia M B G; Gianeti, Mirela D; Camargo, Flávio B; Gaspar, Lorena R

    2012-11-01

    Liposoluble vitamin C derivatives, such as tetra-isopalmitoyl ascorbic acid (IPAA), are often used in dermocosmetic products due to their higher stability than vitamin C free form as well as its proposed effects in skin; however, there are no studies analyzing IPAA stability or its in vivo effects when present in dermocosmetic formulations. Thus, this study aimed to evaluate chemical stability and pre-clinical and clinical efficacy of dermocosmetic formulations containing IPAA in skin hydration and microrelief. Chemical stability of the formulations added with 1% IPAA was evaluated by heat stress during 35 days by HPLC. For pre-clinical evaluation, experimental formulations were topically applied on hairless skin mice during 5 days and animal skins were analyzed by non-invasive biophysic techniques (water content of stratum corneum, TEWL, viscoelasticity, and microrelief) and by histopathological studies. For clinical efficacy tests, the formulations were topically applied to the forearm and face of human volunteers, and 3h and 15 days after applications, the skins were evaluated by the same non-invasive techniques mentioned before. Results showed that formulations containing IPAA had medium stability and had pronounced moisturizing effects on stratum corneum and on viable epidermis. These formulations also improved skin microrelief especially in relation to skin smoothness and roughness. Copyright © 2012 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  12. Synthesis and gas adsorption properties of tetra-armed microporous organic polymer networks based on triphenylamine.

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    Yang, Xiao; Yao, Shuwen; Yu, Miao; Jiang, Jia-Xing

    2014-04-01

    Two novel tetra-armed microporous organic polymers have been designed and synthesized via a nickel-catalyzed Yamamoto-type Ullmann cross-coupling reaction or Suzuki cross-coupling polycondensation. These polymers are stable in various solvents, including concentrated hydrochloric acid, and are thermally stable. The homocoupled polymer YPTPA shows much higher Brunauer-Emmet-Teller-specific surface area up to 1557 m(2) g(-1) than the copolymer SPTPA (544 m(2) g(-1)), and a high CO2 uptake ability of 3.03 mmol g(-1) (1.13 bar/273 K) with a CO2 /N2 sorption selectivity of 17.3:1. Both polymers show high isosteric heats of CO2 adsorption (22.7-26.5 kJ mol(-1)) because the incorporation of nitrogen atoms into the skeleton of microporous organic polymers enhances the interaction between the pore wall and the CO2 molecules. The values are higher than those of the porous aromatic frameworks, which contain neither additional polar functional groups nor nitrogen atoms, and are rather close to those of previously reported microporous organic polymers containing the nitrogen atoms on the pore wall. These data show that these materials would be potential candidates for applications in post-combustion CO2 capture and sequestration technology. © 2014 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  13. A tetra-layer microfluidic system for peptide affinity screening through integrated sample injection.

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    Wang, Weizhi; Huang, Yanyan; Jin, Yulong; Liu, Guoquan; Chen, Yi; Ma, Huimin; Zhao, Rui

    2013-05-21

    A novel integrated microfluidic system was designed and fabricated for affinity peptide screening with in situ detection. A tetra-layer microfluidic hybrid chip containing two top eccentric diffluent layers, an inter-layer and a bottom screening layer, was developed as the core device of the system. The eccentric diffluent layers were ingeniously invented for the vertical sample delivery from 2 top-inlets into 12 bottom-inlets, which eliminated the use of excessive accessories and complicated pipelines currently used in other systems. By using six pH gradient generators, the magnetic bead-based screening in 36 parallel chambers was simultaneously carried out under 6 different pH conditions from 5.4 to 8.2. This allowed simultaneous screening of 6 compounds and each under 6 different pH conditions. The fabricated chip system was applied to screening of affinity peptides towards β-endorphin antibody. The affinities of the peptide ligands to the antibody were assessed by on-chip confocal detection. The results from the screening study using this system indicated that the pentapeptide with the sequence of YGGFL had the highest affinity towards β-endorphin antibody at pH 7.1, which was further confirmed by the ELISA assay using a 96-well plate format. This microfluidic screening system is automatic, low-cost and reusable for not only peptide screening but also other bioactive compounds screening towards target molecules.

  14. A tetra(ethylene glycol) derivative of benzothiazole aniline enhances Ras-mediated spinogenesis.

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    Megill, Andrea; Lee, Taehee; DiBattista, Amanda Marie; Song, Jung Min; Spitzer, Matthew H; Rubinshtein, Mark; Habib, Lila K; Capule, Christina C; Mayer, Michael; Turner, R Scott; Kirkwood, Alfredo; Yang, Jerry; Pak, Daniel T S; Lee, Hey-Kyoung; Hoe, Hyang-Sook

    2013-05-29

    The tetra(ethylene glycol) derivative of benzothiazole aniline, BTA-EG4, is a novel amyloid-binding small molecule that can penetrate the blood-brain barrier and protect cells from Aβ-induced toxicity. However, the effects of Aβ-targeting molecules on other cellular processes, including those that modulate synaptic plasticity, remain unknown. We report here that BTA-EG4 decreases Aβ levels, alters cell surface expression of amyloid precursor protein (APP), and improves memory in wild-type mice. Interestingly, the BTA-EG4-mediated behavioral improvement is not correlated with LTP, but with increased spinogenesis. The higher dendritic spine density reflects an increase in the number of functional synapses as determined by increased miniature EPSC (mEPSC) frequency without changes in presynaptic parameters or postsynaptic mEPSC amplitude. Additionally, BTA-EG4 requires APP to regulate dendritic spine density through a Ras signaling-dependent mechanism. Thus, BTA-EG4 may provide broad therapeutic benefits for improving neuronal and cognitive function, and may have implications in neurodegenerative disease therapy.

  15. Tratamiento Biológico Combinado Anaeróbico/Aeróbico de Estiércol Generado en la Cría Intensiva de Cerdo

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    2010-01-01

    En la actualidad, la problemática asociada a la gestión de los residuos orgánicos del sec-tor ganadero porcino se debe a los sistemas de intensificación productiva. Estos sistemas permiten una mayor eficiencia e incrementos en la producción pero, no obstante, también generan un alto impacto negativo sobre el ambiente. Por esta razón, resulta necesaria la aplicación de una gestión integral para este tipo de residuos, tomando como objetivo fun-damental la valorización de los mismos. En este ...

  16. Introducción al estudio de los sistemas económicos

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    García Nossa, Antonio

    2010-01-01

    Interdependencia de los sistemas; Coexistencia de los sistemas; Sucesión y coexistencia; Sistemas históricos y sistemas geopolíticos; Factores cuantitativos y cualitativos de los sistemas; Principios generales de los sistemas.

  17. Sistema de autoconstrucción sismorresistente: características resistentes y proceso constructivo

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    Orta, B.

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available The dwelling construction with soil, adobe or brick without call for technical advice is very typical in countries in process of development that are in areas of high seismic risk. To give an answer to the problem of earthquake building using these materials, providing simplicity of construction, we have worked for years in the use of the Integral Masonry System (IMS. The IMS is a system that, used combined with native materials, has earthquake resistant properties and its ease of implementation makes it suitable for self-build earthquake-resistant dwellings. This article describes the IMS, develops the constructive process applied to a type of two storey houses, and shows the seismic behaviour by means of the results obtained in the three test campaigns. The originality of the system lies in the use of a single type of prefabricated trusses, intertwined in the three spatial directions allowing create a dimensional mesh.La autoconstrucción con tierra, adobe o ladrillo es muy habitual en los países en vías de desarrollo que están en zonas de alto riesgo sísmico. Ante la necesidad de dar respuesta al problema, aportando sencillez constructiva, hemos trabajado desde hace años en el empleo del Sistema de Albañilería Integral (SAI. El SAI es un sistema que, combinado con materiales autóctonos, aporta resistencia sísmica y su facilidad de ejecución lo hace adecuado para la autoconstrucción de viviendas antisísmicas. Este artículo describe el SAI, desarrolla el proceso constructivo aplicado a una vivienda tipo de dos alturas y muestra su comportamiento sismo-resistente mediante los resultados obtenidos en tres campañas de ensayos. La originalidad del sistema radica en el empleo de un solo tipo de armaduras prefabricadas en forma de cercha que se entrelazan entre si en las tres direcciones del espacio permitiendo crear una malla tridimensional.

  18. Atividade física e tempo sentado combinados e sua contribuição no índice de massa corporal em adultos

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    Priscila Bezerra Gonçalves

    2017-05-01

    Full Text Available DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5007/1980-0037.2017v19n2p174   O objetivo do estudo foi analisar a contribuição da atividade física (AF e do tempo sedentário (TS no Índice de Massa Corporal (IMC. O estudo foi conduzido em 2009, em Curitiba, Paraná, Brasil com adultos de 18 à 65 anos (n=1.411. Foi aplicado um questionário multidimensional em que o IMC, AF e TS foram obtidos de forma autorreportada. AF e TS foram combinados para determinar as variáveis independentes: a “ativo e não sedentário”; b “ativo e sedentário”; c “não ativo e não sedentário” e d “não ativo e sedentário”. A regressão logística multinominal foi empregada para testar as associações entre AF, TS e IMC. As análises ajustadas demonstraram que AF, independente do TS, reduz entre 34% e 55% as chances dos participantes serem classificados como obesos. Além disto, praticar ≥150 minutos/semana de AF e não ser sedentário reduziu em 85% as chances dos participantes serem classificados com baixo peso. Por fim, praticar ≥10 minutos/semana de AF, mesmo apresentando TS elevado, reduziu em 37% a chance de classificação em sobrepeso. A prática de AF está associada com IMC independente do TS. Além disto, AF em níveis recomendados tem relação inversa com a obesidade e sobrepeso.

  19. Technological tendencies for the improvement of the performance of combined cycle power stations; Tendencias tecnologicas para el mejoramiento del desempeno de centrales de cilco combinado

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    Sanchez P, Marino; Garduno R, Raul; Chavez T, Rafael [Instituto de Investigaciones Electricas, Cuernavaca, Morelos (Mexico)

    2001-07-01

    In this article are dealt some the aspects that have turned the combined cycle generating power stations (CCGPS) into the dominant way for the electrical generation in the world. In the first part it is presented the plan of expansion of the national electrical generation and similar information that the U.S.A. has for the CCGPS, which will give an idea of the importance and the impact that has this technology at the moment. The basic characteristics that are necessary to specify in order to satisfy the environmental and operation requirements, and the available technologies to increase the global efficiency of the CCGPS are also exposed. Finally it describes the evolution of the technology of control for CCGPS developed in the Gerencia de Control e Instrumentacion (GCI), as well as the capacities available to support the electrical sector in this technological discipline. [Spanish] En este articulo se tratan algunos de los aspectos que han convertido a las centrales de generacion de ciclo combinado (CGCC) en el modo dominante para la generacion electrica en el mundo. En la primera parte se presenta el plan de expansion de la generacion electrica nacional e informacion similar que los EE.UU. tienen para las CGCC, lo que dara una idea de la importancia y del impacto que tiene actualmente esta tecnologia. Se exponen tambien las caracteristicas principales que es necesario especificar a fin de satisfacer los requerimientos ambientales y de operacion, y las tecnologias disponibles para incrementar la eficiencia global de las CGCC. Finalmente se describe la evolucion de la tecnologia de control para CGCC desarrollada en la Gerencia de Control e Instrumentacion (GCI), asi como las capacidades disponibles para apoyar al sector electrico en esta disciplina tecnologica.

  20. Efecto del entrenamiento combinado de pliometría y electroestimulación en salto vertical. (Effect of combined plyometric and electrostimulation training on vertical jump.

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    Elisa Benito Martínez

    2010-10-01

    Full Text Available Resumen En este estudio se han analizado los efectos del entrenamiento combinado de pliometría y electroestimulación en un entrenamiento de fuerza muscular de los miembros inferiores. El estudio incluyó tres grupos experimentales, que trabajaron ambos métodos en orden diferente y de forma simultánea, y uno de control. Participaron 78 atletas, 40 mujeres y 38 hombres, de disciplinas de velocidad (100 y 200 m lisos y 100 y 110 m vallas, con una edad de 17,94 ± 1,44 años y una masa de 58,53 ± 8,05 kg. El programa incluyó dos días / sem de entrenamiento pliométrico y dos sesiones utilizando un electroestimulador Megasonic 313-P4. Tras dos meses de entrenamiento, se midió con plataforma de contacto ORGANISER PSION 2 la altura de salto vertical y potencia del tren inferior en test de Abalakov y Drop Jump. Las mayores diferencias pre/post test (p Abstract This paper analyses the effects of combined electrostimulation and plyometric training on lower body strength training. The training programme was applied to three experimental groups and one control group. The experimental groups used both methods simultaneously but in different order. The participants were 78 sprinters (100m and 200m, and 100m and 110m hurdles, 38 male and 40 female. Their average age was 15,9 ± 1,4 years and their average weight was 58,53 ± 8,05kg. The training programme consisted in two days a week of plyometric training and two sessions with a Megasonic 313-P4 electrostimulation unit. After two months training, vertical jump height and lower body power were measured in Abalakov test and Drop Jump test with PSION ORGANISER II. The most significant pre- and post-test (p

  1. Sistema Kaizen en la administracion

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    Gallegos, H.

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available En este artículo presentaremos la importancia que tiene el área de administración como factor de reducción de costos para la empresa aplicando el sistema kaizen. Analizaremos en forma general la administración de las empresas, enfocándonos en las áreas de oportunidad que pueden existir, así como la posible solución a esto, utilizando el sistema kaizen, obteniendo como resultado una reducción de costos, tiempos o mejoras en los procesos administrativos. También se anexa un caso practico en el cual se muestra como aplicando la metodología kaizen en las actividades administrativas podemos lograr una reducción de tiempos y/o costos todo esto causado por la reingeniería de los procesos.

  2. Evaluación de un sistema de filtros de cascarilla de arroz y luffa cylindrica para el tratamiento de aguas lluvias

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    Paola Mesa

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available Se evaluó un sistema de tratamiento para agua lluvia cosechada en los techos de la Universidad Libre, sede Bosque Popular empleando elementos lignocelulósicos mediante dos filtros de flujo descendente con lecho profundo. Uno que consta de luffa cylindrica como soporte combinado con cascarilla de arroz como medio filtrante y otro que solo funcionó con cascarilla de arroz como medio filtrante. La eficiencia del tratamiento se evaluó a través de análisis físicos, químicos y biológicos como pH, turbiedad, sólidos disueltos totales, sólidos suspendidos totales, DQO y coliformes para un período de 10 días. Algunos de estos parámetros no mejoraron con el sistema en el período de prueba. Se observó además la ausencia de alcalinidad y dureza, lo que puede permitir el uso de esta agua en procesos diferentes al de consumo humano.

  3. Integral urban wastewater treatment process with a combined anaerobic and aerobic system; Tratamiento integral de aguas residuales urbanas mediante procesos combinados anaerobios y aerobios. Aplicacion de sistema Bioredox a escala piloto

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    Moreno Carmona, A; Angulo Sanchez, R.

    1997-04-01

    A pilot study was carried out of an integral urban sewage treatment process involving a combined anaerobic and aerobic system. the anaerobic digester has a fixed bed on a ceramic support and a 10m``3 upward flow. It operates at ambient temperature (12-15 degree centigree) with hydraulic retention to,es (HRTs) of 24-12 hours and a load of 4-2.6 kg DQO/m``3/day. Anaerobic digestion reduced SSt by over 90% for HRT of 16 and 12 hours. The 20 m``3 prolonged oxidation reactor operates with a load of 0.17-0.45 kg DQO/m``3/day. the plant`s DQO and SST reduction varied between 81% and 89% for the 16 and 12 hour tests and 85-92% (HRT=16 hours and 12 hours respectively). the overall proportions of pathogenic microorganisms eliminated in the experimental plant was greater than 97%. (Author) 23 refs.

  4. Crystal structure of hexa­kis­(dmpu)-di-μ2-hydroxido-dialuminium tetraiodide dmpu tetra­solvate [dmpu is 1,3-di­methyl­tetra­hydro­pyrimidin-2(1H)-one]: a centrosymmetric dinuclear aluminium complex containing AlO5 polyhedra

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    2015-01-01

    The structure of the title compound, [Al2(OH)2(C6H12N2O)6]I4·4C6H12N2O (systematic name: di-μ2-hydroxido-bis­{tris­[1,3-di­methyl­tetra­hydro­pyrimidin-2(1H)-one-κO]aluminium} tetra­iodide 1,3-di­methyl­tetra­hydro­pyrimidin-2(1H)-one tetra­solvate), is composed of two Al(C6H12N2O)3 moieties linked into a centrosymmetric dinuclear unit by a pair of bridging hydroxide ions. The aluminium cations show a distorted trigonal bipyramidal AlO5 coordination environment formed only by monodentate liga...

  5. Tris(bis(trimethylsilyl)amido)uranium: Compounds with tri-, tetra-, and penta-valent uranium

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    Stewart, J.L.

    1988-04-01

    This trivalent uranium compound, serves as a precursor to new tri-, tetra-, and penta-valent uranium species. The geometry about the U atom is pyramidal. Lewis-base coordination compounds of U(N(SiMe/sub 3/)/sub 2/)/sub 3/ with a one-to-one- ratio of Lewis base to uranium were isolated with pyridine, 4-dimethylamino-pyridine, 2,6-Me/sub 2/-C/sub 6/H/sub 3/NC, and TPO. Two-to-one coordination compounds were obtained with t-butylnitrile and t-butylisocyanide. Compounds with more sterically demanding bases could not be isolated. The expected decrease in U-N(SiMe/sub 3/)/sub 2/ bond length with increase in oxidation state is not observed. Reaction of ClU(N(SiMe/sub 3/)/sub 2/)/sub 3/and Li(NH(p-tolyl)) yields the uranium (IV) dimer, U/sub 2/(N(SiMe/sub 3/)/sub 2/)/sub 4/(..mu..-N(p-tolyl))/sub 2/. Reaction with 2,4,6-triemethylaniline produces a dimer. Analogous substitution products could not be obtained with aniline or p-toluidine. t-Bu/sub 3/CO/sup /minus//, t-Bu/sub 2/CHO/sup /minus//, and t-Bu/sub 3/SiO/sup /minus// are used to synthesize new tetravalent, mononuclear uranium compounds. Reaction of ClU(tritox)/sub 3/ with alkyllithium reagents leads to isolation of RU(tritox)/sub 3/. The reaction of U(ditox)/sub 4/ with MeLi affords the addition product U(ditox)/sub 4/(Me)Li, whose crystal structure is described. Preparation of uranium silox compounds is reported. 97 refs., 26 figs., 39 tabs.

  6. Nanoparticles and Ethylene Diamine Tetra Acetic Acid on Growth Inhibition of Standard Strain of Candida albicans

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    F Haghighi

    2010-07-01

    Full Text Available Introduction & Objective: In recent years, the incidence of opportunistic fungi has shown a marked increase. Infection caused by common pathogenic fungi is a significant health problem in immune compromised hosts. The present study evaluated antifungal activity of Titanum dioxide nanoparticles and Ethylene Diamine Tetra-acetic Acid against Candida albicans as self-cleaning agent by standard micro dilution test. Materials & Methods: The present study was conducted at the Medical University of Tarbiyat Modares in 2009. TiO2 nanoparticles were obtained through the hydrolysis of TiCl4 (Titanium tetrachloride. Size and type of these nanoparticles were characterized by scanning electron microscopy (SEM and X-Ray-Diffraction (XRD. Afterwards, the Minimum Inhibitory Concentration (MIC and Minimal Fungicide Concentration (MFC test for TiO2 and EDTA were performed. Results: Concentration of synthesised TiO2 was 7.03 mg/ml and 5.63 5.63 ×1020 particles/ml. Evaluation of morphology and diameter of the TiO2 nanoparticles with SEM showed that nanoparticles were spherical with diameter between 40-65 nm. MIC50 of 2.2, 1.24 and 0.125 µg/ml respectively. MIC90 and MFC of TiO2, EDTA and fluconazole were 3.51, 2.48 , 0.5 µg/ml and 4.06, 3.1 ,1 µg/ml respectively. Conclusion: In the present study, using of synthesized TiO2 nanoparticles with chemical method showed a suitable activity against Candida in comparison with Fluconazole. Thus it might represent a good candidates in elimination of Candida in medical from medical devices. Key Words:

  7. Improved antimicrobial therapy with cationic tetra- and octa-substituted phthalocyanines

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    Angelov, I.; Mantareva, V.; Kussovski, V.; Woehrle, D.; Borisova, E.; Avramov, L.

    2008-12-01

    Photodynamic therapy (PDT) today is an innovative and not yet widespread light-drug initiated treatment that is based on the photoactive compound irradiated with proper light to produce oxygen species that are toxic to the pathogenic biological objects- bacteria, viruses, tumor cells. The obstacles that limited the efficacy of PDT concern to the selectivity and multi-drug resistance prolong time for cellular release and side effects of skin photosensitivity for commercial porphyrin originated photosensitizers (PS). Now there are very intensive investigations for introducing in practice a new, with a least side effects PSs for PDT. The usefulness of the more extended macromolecules structured with proper substituents refers not only to the improved optical properties like far-red and with intensive absorption and emission capacity, but mainly to the ability for selective delivery and adhesion to the target cells, such as bacteria or other pathogens. The present study focuses on the charge effect of photodynamic agent on the uptake capacity toward gram-negative bacteria cells and their further photoinactivation. The multi-drug resistant microorganism Aeromanas hydrophilla, which is causing diseases to fishes and humans, is treated. The new octa-cationic phthalocyanines are designed to compare PDT efficacy to the efficacy of tetra-substituted derivatives with the same functional peripheral substituents. The higher cellular accumulation to the bacteria cells as a result of the high number of positive charges of photosensitizer, leading to the better adhesion to the cellular membranes and improved photoinactivation of bacteria causing superficial and intraorgan infections. These results set a base of a rationale design of covalently octa-substituted phthalocyanines with positive charge for a successful treatment of microorganisms.

  8. Modes of tetra(4-pyridyl)porphyrinatomanganese(III) ion intercalation inside natural clays.

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    Zyoud, Ahed; Jondi, Waheed; Mansour, Waseem; Majeed Khan, M A; Hilal, Hikmat S

    2016-01-01

    Metalloporphyrin ions, with planar shape, have been known to intercalate horizontally and diagonally between montmorillonite layers. Perpendicular intercalation inside montmorillonite has not been reported earlier. This work aims at achieving perpendicular intercalation inside montmorillonite in natural clays. Possible intercalation inside other forms of natural clay will also be investigated. Natural clays were purified and characterized. The naked clay powder was then refluxed with tetra(4-pyridyl)porphyrinatomanganese(III) ion (MnTPyP(+)) solution in methanol with continuous stirring for different times. Electronic absorption spectra, atomic absorption spectra, Fourier Transform infrared spectra, scanning electron microscopy and X-ray diffraction were all used in clay characterization and in intercalation study. The natural clay involved different phases, namely montmorillonite, biotite, kaolinite, illite and traces of quartz. Montmorillonite clay allowed horizontal, diagonal and perpendicular intercalation of the metalloporphyrin ions. Biotite allowed only horizontal intercalation. The mode of intercalation was deduced by monitoring the clay inter-planar distance value change. Intercalation occurred inside both micro- and nano-size clay powders to different extents. The nano-powder (average size ~50 nm) showed uptake values up to 3.8 mg MnTPyP/g solid, whereas the micro-size powder (average size ~316 nm) exhibited lower uptake (2.4 mg MnTPyP/g solid). Non-expandable clay phases did not allow any intercalation. The intercalated MnTPyP(+) ions showed promising future supported catalyst applications. Depending on their phase, natural clays hosted metalloporphyrin ions. Montmorillonite can allow all three possible intercalation geometries, horizontal, diagonal and for the first time perpendicular. Biotite allows horizontal intercalation only. Non-expandable clays allow no intercalation. Graphical abstractMetalloporphyrin complexes can be intercalated into

  9. Decomposition of tetra-alkylammonium thiomolybdates characterised by thermoanalysis and mass spectrometry

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    Poisot, M. [Institut fuer Anorganische Chemie, University of Kiel, Olshausenstr. 40-60, 24118 Kiel (Germany); Bensch, W. [Institut fuer Anorganische Chemie, University of Kiel, Olshausenstr. 40-60, 24118 Kiel (Germany)]. E-mail: wbensch@ac.uni-kiel.de; Fuentes, S. [Centro de Ciencias de la Materia Condensada, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de, Mexico, Apdo. Postal 2681, Ensenada, Baja California, CP 22800 (Mexico); Alonso, G. [Centro de Investigacion en Materiales Avanzados, Miguel de Cervantes No. 120, Chihuahua, Chih., CP 31110 (Mexico)

    2006-05-01

    The decomposition pattern of tetraalkyl-tetrathiomolybdates with general formula (R{sub 4}N){sub 2}MoS{sub 4} (with R increasing from methyl to heptyl) was determined by means of differential thermal analysis (DTA), thermogravimetric analysis (TGA) and mass spectroscopy (MS) techniques. The complexity of thermal decomposition reactions increases with the size of the R{sub 4}N group. Prior to decomposition at least one phase transition seems to occur in all complexes. The onset of thermal reactions was also a function of the tetra-alkylammonium precursor. All compounds decompose without forming sulfur rich MoS{sub 2+x} intermediates. For R = methyl to pentyl precursors the MoS{sub 2} produced was nearly stoichiometric, however for R = hexyl and heptyl the S content was significantly reduced with a Mo:S ratio of about 1.5. The carbon and hydrogen residual contents in the product increased with the number of C atoms in R{sub 4}N; for N contamination no clear trend was obvious. SEM images show that the formation of macro-pores was also a function of the alkyl group in R{sub 4}N. The MoS{sub 2} materials obtained show a sponge-like morphology. Results of DSC experiments in combination with in situ X-ray diffraction also revealed the complex thermal behavior of (R{sub 4}N){sub 2}MoS{sub 4} materials; reversible and irreversible phase transitions and glass-like transformations were identified in the low temperature range (35-140 deg. C), before the onset of decomposition.

  10. Synthesis, characterization, thermal and computational studies of novel tetra-azido esters as energetic plasticizers

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    Kumari, Dimple; Singh, Haridwar [Department of Applied Chemistry, Defence Institute of Advanced Technology (DU), Girinagar, Pune 411025 (India); Patil, Mahendra [Centre for Excellence in Basic Sciences, University of Mumbai, Vidhyanagari Campus, Mumbai 400098 (India); Thiel, Walter [Max-Planck-InstitutfürKohlenforschung, Kaiser-Wilhelm-Platz 1, D-45470 Mülheiman der Ruhr (Germany); Pant, Chandra Shekhar [Advanced Centre for Energetic Materials, DRDO, Nasik 422207 (India); Banerjee, Shaibal, E-mail: banerjeess@diat.ac.in [Department of Applied Chemistry, Defence Institute of Advanced Technology (DU), Girinagar, Pune 411025 (India)

    2013-06-20

    Graphical abstract: - Highlights: • Two novel azido plasticizers were synthesized from readily available reagents. • Nitrogen content of both compounds found to be very high. • Both the compounds were insensitive to mechanical stimuli up to 170 cm. • Weight loss pattern of both compounds showed two-step decomposition. • Both are compatible with energetic binders like GAP, BAMO-THF and PLN. - Abstract: This paper describes the synthesis and characterization of two novel tetra-azido energetic plasticizers from readily available commercial sources possessing good thermal stability. Two new energetic azido esters named bis(1,3-diazido prop-2-yl)malonate (1) and bis(1,3-diazido prop-2-yl)glutarate (2) have been synthesized and characterized by IR, {sup 1}H NMR, {sup 13}C NMR, HRMS, thermal analysis, and compatibility tests. Both azido esters (1 and 2) show good thermal stability with decomposition temperatures of 233.5 °C and 232.6 °C. Their densities are measured to be 1.25 g/cm{sup 3} and 1.27 g/cm{sup 3}, respectively. Glass transition temperature (T{sub g}) of both compounds 1 and 2 is −69 °C and −68 °C and after addition with binder shows reduction in T{sub g} of polymer-plasticizer blends as compared to T{sub g} of polymer only with single decomposition temperature values which indicate the presence of single phase homogeneous system. Thermal decomposition kinetics of both compounds was determined by DSC, using non-isothermal Kissinger and Friedman differential isoconversional method. Density functional theory calculations on compounds 1 and 2 predict positive heats of formations.

  11. [Tetra-saccharide glucose as a diagnostic biomarker for Pompe disease: a study with 35 patients].

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    Bobillo Lobato, Joaquín; Durán Parejo, Pilar; Tejero Díez, Pedro; Jiménez Jiménez, Luis M

    2013-08-04

    Pompe disease is a disorder originating from an acid alpha-glycosidase (AAG) enzyme deficiency. This disease produces an accumulation of lysosomal glycogen in different tissues, whereby the skeletal and heart muscles are especially involved. The established diagnosis is achieved through the identification of the AAG deficiency. There are also other secondary diagnostic biomarkers, such as tetra-saccharide glucose (Glc4), which shows high levels in the urine of these patients. In this study it is highlighted the usefulness of Glc4 as a diagnostic biomarker for Pompe disease in its different forms of presentation, using a high-performance liquid chromatography with ultraviolet detection (HPLC/UV) adapted to the study. A total of 75 individuals have been analyzed: 40 healthy controls and 35 patients diagnosed with Pompe disease. Twenty-four hour samples of urine were collected from all of the patients and their Glc4 levels were determined by means of HPLC/UV. The evaluation of the urinary Glc4 shows a high discrimination ability between healthy/sick individuals. In addition, the results obtained have allowed to establish the most appropriate level of decision or cut-off point for the identification of sick people. Glc4 urinary levels are found to be high in patients suffering from Pompe disease and even though increased levels are also found in other conditions, the existence of a AAG deficiency together with a compatible clinical symptoms, prove very helpful for a correct diagnosis of this serious disease. Copyright © 2012 Elsevier España, S.L. All rights reserved.

  12. Efectos combinados de las vitaminas c y e dietéticas en la inmunorespuesta del juvenil litopenaeus vannamei antes y después de la suplementación con glucanos

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    Molina, César; Rodríguez, Jenny; Echeverría, Fabrizio

    2001-01-01

    Efectos combinados de las vitaminas C y E dietéticas en la inmunorespuesta del juvenil Litopenaeus vannamei antes y después de la suplementación con glucanos Se considera que el estado nutricional tiene una influencia importante en la salud y en la capacidad de los animales para resistir enfermedades. Estudios relacionando la nutrición con la función inmune han sido mayormente desarrollados en peces sin embargo su rol en la resistencia a enfermedades es pobremente entendido.

  13. Uso de la acupuntura como tratamiento único o combinado a la medicación convencional para la migraña y su profilaxis. Revisión sistemática de la literatura

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    Salamanca, Germán

    2011-01-01

    Antecedentes La migraña es un problema de salud que se presenta con frecuencia. Algunos pacientes sienten inquietud por las reacciones adversas de la terapia farmacológica convencional. La acupuntura podría constituir una alternativa terapéutica en el tratamiento de la migraña y su profilaxis. Objetivo Conocer la efectividad y caracterizar la evidencia de la acupuntura como tratamiento único o combinado en casos de migraña. Metodología Se realizó una revisión sistemática de la litera...

  14. Responsividade das variáveis da composição corporal e metabólicas de mulheres pós-menopausa submetidas a 16 semanas de treinamento combinado

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    Diniz, Tiego Aparecido [UNESP

    2016-01-01

    Introdução: O período pós-menopausa é caracterizado por 12 meses ininterruptos de ausência de ciclo menstrual. Mulheres nesse período apresentam aumento da gordura corporal total, especialmente abdominal. Sabe que a gordura dessa região está relacionada com o desenvolvimento de diversas doenças, sendo assim, estratégias que visem tratar ou prevenir esse desfecho se fazem importante. Nesse contexto se destaca o treinamento combinado (associação de treinamento de força e aeróbio na mesma s...

  15. Aplicación de métodos combinados para el control del desarrollo del pardeamiento enzimático en pera (variedad Blanquilla) mínimamente procesada.

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    PÉREZ CABRERA, LAURA EUGENIA

    2008-01-01

    En este estudio se aplicaron distintos métodos combinados para controlar el desarrollo del pardeamiento enzimático en pera variedad Blanquilla mínimamente procesada. En primer lugar, se evalúo el efecto de tratamientos térmicos aplicados con vapor y por inmersión en disolución acuosa a 87 ºC, a través del estudio de las propiedades de color y mecánicas en cilindros de fruta fresca y almacenada en diferentes condiciones. Los resultados muestran que ambos tratamientos provocaron cambios signifi...

  16. Factores que influyen en la respuesta a los inhibidores de la fosfodiesterasa tipo cinco en monoterapia frente a tratamiento combinado en el tratamiento de la disfunción eréctil

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    Labairu Huerta, Luis

    2016-01-01

    [ES]HIPÓTESIS Existen factores que influyen en la respuesta al tratamiento de la disfunción eréctil con inhibidores de la fosfodiesterasa tipo cinco en monoterapia y en la respuesta al tratamiento combinado con testosterona o con inyección de prostaglandina intracavernosa. OBJETIVOS 1. Investigar la relación de la edad y el tiempo de evolución de la disfunción eréctil previo al tratamiento en la respuesta al tratamiento de la disfunción eréctil. 2. Investigar la relación de la sit...

  17. Efectos de un programa combinado de ejercicios de fuerza y aeróbicos de alta intensidad en pacientes supervivientes al cáncer de mama: estudio piloto

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    Fernández Ortega, Jairo Alejandro; Paz Fernández, José Antonio de

    2016-01-01

      Introducción: El objetivo de este estudio fue determinar los efectos de un programa combinado de ejercicios de fuerza y aeróbicos de alta intensidad sobre la calidad de vida, la fatiga, el consumo máximo de oxígeno, la fuerza y el IGF-I en personas supervivientes al cáncer de mama (SCM) que habían sido sometidas a cirugía, quimioterapia y/o radioterapia y tratadas con tamoxifeno.Métodos: Ocho SCM siguieron un programa de ejercicios, 3 veces por semana durante un período de 22 semanas, con u...

  18. Rastreio combinado do 1º trimestre e doenças autoimunes : Impacto das variaveis pré-analíticas na avaliação do risco

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    Xavier, Maria José Pinto Barreira Rego de Sousa

    2014-01-01

    RESUMO: Contexto: As anomalias congénitas, com particular destaque para as neuploidias , afectam aproximadamente 2% dos recém-nascidos, constituindo causas frequentes de morbilidade e mortalidade. Actualmente, a avaliação do grau de risco para as aneuploidias mais prevalentes (T21, T13, T18) é efectuada através do “Rastreio Combinado do 1º Trimestre”, devendo as grávidas com risco acrescido ser sujeitas a exames invasivos (ex.biópsia das vilosidades coriónicas,amniocentese). Quanto mais qu...

  19. Gerencia de sistemas conductuales y cambio organizacional

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    Guillermo E. Yáber; María E. Malott; Elizabeth Valarino

    1998-01-01

    La gerencia de sistemas conductuales es una tecnología basada en un enfoque científico para el análisis del comportamiento en sistemas humanos. Esta tecnología ayuda a las organizaciones a definir y lograr sus metas. Consiste en el análisis, especificación, diseño, implementación, evaluación y reciclaje de sistemas de motivación humana que optimizan el desempeño y desarrollo a nivel del sistema total, departamental e individual de la organización. Utiliza tres modelos: El di...

  20. Spectroscopic analysis of the interaction between tetra-(p-sulfoazophenyl-4-aminosulfonyl)-substituted aluminum (III) phthalocyanines and serum albumins

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    Liqin Zheng; Yipeng He; Pingping Lin; Lina Liu; Hongqin Yang; Yiru Peng; Shusen Xie

    2017-01-01

    The binding interaction between tetra-(p-sulfoazophenyl-4-aminosulfonyl)-substituted aluminum (III) phthalocyanine (AlPc), and two-serum albumins (bovine serum albumin (BSA) and human serum albumin (HSA)) has been investigated. AlPc could quench the intrinsic fluorescence of BSA and HSA through a static quenching process. The primary and secondary binding sites of AlPc on BSA were domain I and III of BSA. The primary binding site of AlPc on HSA was domain I, and the secondary binding sites of...

  1. Reflexiones sobre los sistemas silvopastoriles

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    R. O Russo

    Full Text Available El objetivo de este análisis es reflexionar acerca de modelos integrados de producción ganadera familiar y extensiva, más estables y sustentables, en los que se integre el componente leñoso, que contribuye a la reducción de gases con efecto invernadero y favorece la mitigación del cambio climático. Para ello se hizo una revisión de conceptos referentes a la integración de la actividad forestal en la ganadería, como alternativa viable de sistema de producción. Se parte del criterio de que los sistemas silvopastoriles (SSP, dentro de los agroforestales, son agroecosistemas en los que se asocia un componente arbóreo con uno herbáceo (pasturas naturales o mejoradas y otro pecuario (ganado en un mismo sitio, donde existen interacciones biológicas entre estos y se maximiza el uso de la tierra. También se describe cómo se agrupan los SSP; sus oportunidades desde los puntos de vista económico, productivo, social y ambiental; y los efectos de la interacción entre sus componentes. Este análisis permite plantear que los SSP son producto de la relación entre la biología, la sociedad y la cultura, y en ellos existe una enorme diversidad; asimismo, permiten la reconversión de la ganadería extensiva de muy baja productividad en sistemas más productivos y sostenibles en el tiempo, así como la rehabilitación de las áreas degradadas por ese tipo de ganadería, por la deforestación y por el agotamiento de los suelos.

  2. Neurocitoma no sistema nervoso central

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    José Torquato Severo

    1973-03-01

    Full Text Available É relatado o caso de uma paciente com 6 anos de idade, hospitalizada com síndrome de hipertensão intracraniana. Após o exame neuro-radiológico que evidenciou processo expansivo frontal direito, a paciente foi submetida à cirurgia, durante a qual ocorreu o óbito. O exame histo-patológico do material retirado durante o ato operatório, permitiu o diagnóstico de neurocitoma, tumor raro no sistema nervoso central.

  3. Calidad fisiosanitaria de semillas de soja: efecto combinado de exposición al ambiente y niveles de daño mecánico en la cosecha Physiosanitary quality of soybeans: combined effect of environment exposition and levels of mechanic damage in the harvest

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    M.A. Pérez

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available En la Argentina, el negocio de producir semilla fiscalizada de soja presenta baja rentabilidad, por lo que es necesario un sistema de producción altamente eficiente para poder competir. Al respecto, no se ha evaluado la sensibilidad de algunos cultivares al retraso del momento de cosecha y al perjuicio provocado en esta operación, medido en términos de calidad de sus semillas. El objetivo de este trabajo fue evaluar la calidad fisiosanitaria de semillas de soja de diferentes cultivares en respuesta a tratamientos combinados de periodos de exposición al ambiente y niveles de daño mecánico en la cosecha, en condiciones locales de producción. Se trabajó con semillas de soja de cuatro cultivares con diferentes grados de deterioro ambiental, incidencia fúngica y efectos mecánicos. Se evaluó la calidad a través de ensayos de germinación, vigor, daño mecánico, contenido de humedad y sanidad. La respuesta de las variables fisiosanitarias a la acción mecánica fueron diferentes en los cultivares evaluados, evidenciándose disminución de la germinación y del vigor y en general un aumento en la incidencia fúngica. Sin embargo, estos efectos fueron menos marcados que los ocasionados por el factor periodo de exposición al ambiente.In Argentina, the business of certified soybean seed production shows underperformance; therefore, a highly efficient production system is necessary to be able to compete in this field. In this respect, factors affecting competitiveness such as the sensitivity of some cultivars to the delay in harvest time and to the damage resulting from this delay have not been evaluated in terms of seed quality. The objective of this study was to evaluate the physiosanitary quality of soybean seeds from different cultivars in response to combined treatments of environmental exposure and levels of mechanical damage at harvest in local production. Soybean seeds from four cultivars with varied degrees of environmental damage

  4. (2,3,5,6-Tetra­fluoro­phenolato)[5,10,15,20-tetra­kis­(4-meth­oxy­phen­yl)porphyrinato]iron(III) cyclo­hexane monosolvate

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    Xu, Nan; Powell, Douglas R.; Richter-Addo, George B.

    2013-01-01

    The title compound, [Fe(C6HF4O)(C48H36N4O4)]·C6H12, represents a five-coordinate iron(III) porphyrin complex in a square-pyramidal geometry with a tetra­fluoro­phenolate anion as the axial ligand. The FeIII atom is displaced by 0.364 (2) Å from the 24-atom mean plane of the porphyrinate ring towards the tetra­fluoro phenolate anion. The average Fe—N distance is 2.053 (2) Å and the Fe—O distance is 1.883 (2) Å. A porphyrin aryl H atom points in the general direction of the phenoxide ring. The mean plane separation between the 24-atom porphyrin planes of two adjacent porphyrin rings is ∼3.7 Å, and the lateral shift is ∼3.5 Å resu, ting in an Fe⋯Fe separation of 5.6167 (14) Å. PMID:24098166

  5. (2,3,5,6-Tetra-fluoro-phenolato)[5,10,15,20-tetra-kis-(4-meth-oxy-phen-yl)porphyrinato]iron(III) cyclo-hexane monosolvate.

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    Xu, Nan; Powell, Douglas R; Richter-Addo, George B

    2013-01-01

    The title compound, [Fe(C6HF4O)(C48H36N4O4)]·C6H12, represents a five-coordinate iron(III) porphyrin complex in a square-pyramidal geometry with a tetra-fluoro-phenolate anion as the axial ligand. The Fe(III) atom is displaced by 0.364 (2) Å from the 24-atom mean plane of the porphyrinate ring towards the tetra-fluoro phenolate anion. The average Fe-N distance is 2.053 (2) Å and the Fe-O distance is 1.883 (2) Å. A porphyrin aryl H atom points in the general direction of the phenoxide ring. The mean plane separation between the 24-atom porphyrin planes of two adjacent porphyrin rings is ∼3.7 Å, and the lateral shift is ∼3.5 Å resu, ting in an Fe⋯Fe separation of 5.6167 (14) Å.

  6. Denaturation of Proteins by SDS and by Tetra-alkylammonium Dodecyl Sulfates

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    Lee, Andrew; Tang, Sindy K. Y.; Mace, Charles R.

    2011-01-01

    This paper describes the use of capillary electrophoresis (CE) to examine the influence of different cations (C+; C+ = Na+ and tetra-n-alkylammonium, NR4 +, where R = Me, Et, Pr, Bu) on the rates of denaturation of bovine carbonic anhydrase II (BCA) in the presence of the anionic surfactant dodecylsulfate (DS−). Analysis of the denaturation of BCA in solutions of Na+DS− and NR4 +DS− (in Tris-Gly buffer) indicated that the rates of formation of complexes of denatured BCA with DS− (BCAD-DS−n,sat) are indistinguishable and independent of the cation below the critical micellar concentration (cmc), and independent of the total concentration of DS− above the cmc. At concentrations of C+DS− above the cmc, BCA denatured with rates that depended on the cation; the rates decreased by a factor > 104, in the order Na+ ~ NMe4 + > NEt4 + > NPr4 + > NBu4 + – the same order as the values of cmc (which decrease from 4.0 mM for Na+DS− to 0.9 mM for NBu4 +DS− in Tris-Gly buffer). The relationship between values of cmc and rates of formation of BCAD-DS−n,sat suggested that the kinetics of denaturation of BCA involve the association of this protein with monomeric DS−, rather than with micelles of (C+DS−)n. A less-detailed survey of seven other proteins (α-lactalbumin, β-lactoglobulin A, β-lactoglobulin B, carboxypeptidase B, creatine phosphokinase, myoglobin, and ubiquitin) showed that the difference between Na+DS− and NR4 +DS− observed with BCA was not general. Instead, the influence of NR4 + on the association of DS− with these proteins depended on the protein. The selection of cation contributed to the properties (including composition, electrophoretic mobility, and partitioning behavior in aqueous two-phase systems) of aggregates of denatured protein and DS−. These results suggest that variation in the behavior of NR4 +DS− with changes in R may be exploited in methods for analyzing and separating mixtures of proteins. PMID:21834533

  7. Crystal structures of N 2,N 3,N 5,N 6-tetra­kis­(pyridin-2-ylmeth­yl)pyrazine-2,3,5,6-tetra­carboxamide and N 2,N 3,N 5,N 6-tetra­kis­(pyridin-4-ylmeth­yl)pyrazine-2,3,5,6-tetra­carboxamide

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    Cati, Dilovan S.; Stoeckli-Evans, Helen

    2017-01-01

    The title compounds, C32H28N10O4· unknown solvent, (I), and C32H28N10O4, (II), are pyrazine-2,3,5,6-tetra­carboxamide derivatives. In (I), the substituents are (pyridin-2-ylmeth­yl)carboxamide, while in (II), the substituents are (pyridin-4-ylmeth­yl)carboxamide. Both compounds crystallize in the monoclinic space group P21/n, with Z′ = 1 for (I), and Z′ = 0.5 for (II). The whole mol­ecule of (II) is generated by inversion symmetry, the pyrazine ring being situated about a center of inversion. In (I), the four pyridine rings are inclined to the pyrazine ring by 83.9 (2), 82.16 (18), 82.73 (19) and 17.65 (19)°. This last dihedral angle involves a pyridine ring that is linked to the adjacent carboxamide O atom by an intra­molecular C—H⋯O hydrogen bond. In compound (II), the unique pyridine rings are inclined to the pyrazine ring by 33.3 (3) and 81.71 (10)°. There are two symmetrical intra­molecular C—H⋯O hydrogen bonds present in (II). In the crystal of (I), mol­ecules are linked by N—H⋯O and N—H⋯N hydrogen bonds, forming layers parallel to (10-1). The layers are linked by C—H⋯O and C—H⋯N hydrogen bonds, forming a three-dimensional framework. In the crystal of (II), mol­ecules are linked by N—H⋯N hydrogen bonds, forming chains propagating along the [010] direction. The chains are linked by a weaker N—H⋯N hydrogen bond, forming layers parallel to the (101) plane, which are in turn linked by C—H⋯O hydrogen bonds, forming a three-dimensional structure. In the crystal of compound (I), a region of disordered electron density was treated with the SQUEEZE routine in PLATON [Spek (2015 ▸). Acta Cryst. C71, 9–18]. Their contribution was not taken into account during refinement. In compound (II), one of the pyridine rings is positionally disordered, and the refined occupancy ratio for the disordered Car—Car—Npy atoms is 0.58 (3):0.42 (3). PMID:28217363

  8. A new synthesis of alpha-arbutin via Lewis acid catalyzed selective glycosylation of tetra-O-benzyl-alpha-D-glucopyranosyl trichloroacetimidate with hydroquinone.

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    Wang, Zhao-Xia; Shi, Xiao-Xin; Chen, Guo-Rong; Ren, Zhi-Hua; Luo, Lei; Yan, Jing

    2006-08-14

    alpha-Arbutin has huge application potentials in the cosmetic industry, as its inhibitory effect on human tyrosinase is stronger than that of its naturally occurring anomer arbutin (4-hydroxyphenyl beta-D-glucopyranoside). Enzymatic synthesis was preferred for alpha-arbutin previously, and now a new chemical synthesis is reported. The reaction of tetra-O-benzyl-alpha-D-glucopyranosyl trichloroacetimidate, as glycosyl donor, with hydroquinone was initiated by catalytic amounts of trimethylsilyl trifluoromethanesulfonate (TMSOTf), resulting in 4-hydroxyphenyl 2,3,4,6-tetra-O-benzyl-alpha-D-glucopyranoside with high stereoselectivity and yield, and then to alpha-arbutin quantitatively after deprotection.

  9. Utilização de embalagens Tetra Pak® como isolante térmico no revestimento de escamoteadores para leitões

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    Sartor, K; Sarubbi, J.; R. Lazzari; SOUZA, S. de; R. W. Paim; Medeiros, B. B. L.

    2015-01-01

    RESUMOForam conduzidos dois experimentos em laboratório e em condições de campo para avaliação da eficiência térmica da embalagem Tetra Pak(r)como isolante térmico em escamoteadores aquecidos. No experimento em laboratório, foi utilizado o delineamento inteiramente ao acaso, adotando-se dois tratamentos (com e sem revestimento de embalagens Tetra Pak(r)) com 15 repetições (dias). O experimento em condições de campo foi conduzido na sala de maternidade de suínos. O delineamento foi inteirament...

  10. Sistema computadorizado para exames de audiometria

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    Francisco Hideki Imai

    1993-01-01

    Alguns aspectos relevantes da fisiologia da audição e da audiometria são apresentados neste trabalho, propondo-se um projeto de um sistema computadorizado para audiometria clinica. Neste contexto, e apresentada uma arquitetura eletrônica de um sistema mínimo para a realização de testes audiometricos baseados em computador PC.

  11. Fatores associados à descontinuação do uso de anticoncepcionais orais combinados Associated factors with discontinuation use of combined oral contraceptives

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    Luis Bahamondes

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Avaliar as razões para descontinuar diversos anticoncepcionais orais combinados entre mulheres brasileiras iniciantes do método, residentes em áreas urbanas. MÉTODOS: Estudo de corte transversal com 400 ginecologistas do Brasil, registrados na Federação Brasileira de Ginecologia e Obstetrícia. Cada médico entrevistou 10 mulheres não grávidas, não lactantes, não em amenorreia, com idades entre 18 e 39 anos que consultavam solicitando anticoncepcional oral combinado (ACO, com um questionário no início de uso e aos 6 meses posteriores. O questionário incluiu dados sociodemográficos, tipo de ACO escolhido ou prescrito e razões para descontinuação, caso ocorresse durante o seguimento. A estratégia de seleção permitiu a inclusão de mulheres de diferentes estratos socioeconômicos, mas somente atendidas em consultórios privados ou de convênios. O tamanho da amostra foi estimado em 1.427 mulheres. RESULTADOS: Foram obtidas 3.465 entrevistas na primeira visita e 1.699 aos 6 meses posteriores. As mulheres tinham predominantemente entre 20 e 29 anos, 57,3% eram solteiras e em proporção quase igual de 45% tinham ensino médio ou superior. A maioria (60,7% era nuligestas e dentre as que tinham usado algum método contraceptivo anteriormente, 71,8% tinham utilizado ACO. Entre os ACO mais prescritos ou escolhidos, o mais prevalente foram os monofásicos com etinilestradiol (20 µg e no tocante ao progestágeno, o mais prevalente foi com gestodeno (36,5%, seguido por ACO com drosperinona (22,0%. Aos 6 meses, 63,5% continuavam em uso do ACO. Dentre as que descontinuaram o uso, as principais razões dadas foram: desejo de engravidar (36,5% e efeitos colaterais (57,3% como cefaléia (37,6%, aumento de peso (16,6% e sangramento irregular (23,6%. CONCLUSÕES: A taxa de continuação do uso de ACO foi baixa aos seis meses e este estudo pode contribuir para que os médicos orientem melhor suas pacientes iniciantes no uso de ACO

  12. Synthesis and characterization of novel 4-Tetra-4-Tolylsulfonyl ZnPc thin films for optoelectronic applications

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    Khalil, Salah; Tazarki, Helmi; Souli, Mehdi; Guasch, Cathy; Jamoussi, Bassem; Kamoun, Najoua

    2017-11-01

    Novel 4-Tetra-4-Tolylsulfonyl:zinc phthalocyanine and simple zinc phthalocyanine were synthesized. Our materials were grown on glass substrates by spin coating technique. Thin films were characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD), X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), scanning electronic micrograph (SEM), atomic force microscopy (AFM), spectrophotometer and Hall effect measurement. X-ray spectra reveal that 4-Tetra-4-Tolylsulfonyl:zinc phthalocyanine (4T4TS:ZnPc) and zinc phthalocyanine (ZnPc) thin films have a monoclinic crystalline structure in β phase. The surface properties and chemical composition were detailed using XPS measurement. SEM were used to investigate the surface morphology for 4T4TS:ZnPc and ZnPc thin films. Atomic force microscopy images have shown a decrease in surface roughness after substitution. Optical properties were investigated by measuring transmission and reflection spectra. Electrical properties were studied and the different electrical parameters was measured and compared on glass, silicon and tin dioxide substrates by Hall Effect technique. All obtained results indicate an improvement in physical properties of 4T4TS:ZnPc which allows used it in optoelectronic applications.

  13. ISOLAMENTO TÉRMICO DE RESIDÊNCIAS ATRAVÉS DA REUTILIZAÇÃO DE EMBALAGENS TETRA PAK

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    Jaquiel Salvi Fernandes

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available A reciclagem está presente na atualidade, não apenas pelo aspecto econômico, mas também pela questão ambiental. Não faz sentido jogar junto com o lixo orgânico materiais que possam ser reaproveitados ou transformados. Neste contexto também se encontram as embalagens de leite e/ou suco longa vida (Tetra Pak®, amplamente utilizadas pela população. Tais embalagens têm baixo valor comercial, e sua reciclagem é difícil e de custo muito elevado. Este trabalho de extensão universitária reutilizou estas embalagens, montando painéis com as dimensões do forro de residências selecionadas na cidade de Videira-SC, com o intuito de isolá-las termicamente. As caixinhas Tetra Pak possuem uma face aluminizada, a qual impede que o calor seja transmitido para o interior (ou exterior no caso do inverno da residência pelo processo de radiação, refletindo mais de 95% do calor. Com esta característica a caixa de leite se mostra perfeita para exercer a função de manta térmica, como uma alternativa às mantas convencionais, com a vantagem de ser uma solução ecológica e barata. Após a instalação, as casas que antes não possuíam forro passaram a registrar temperaturas internas menores no verão e maiores no inverno, além da prevenção contra goteiras e respingos. As famílias atendidas expressaram unanimidade de opinião, mostrando-se muito satisfeitas com o ambiente após a instalação, relatando o aumento da temperatura em dias mais frios e sua diminuição em dias mais quentes. Palavras-chave: painéis térmicos, reutilização, embalagens longa vida, extensão universitária. Thermal isolation of residences through reuse of Tetra Pak packaging Abstract: Nowadays recycling is present not only in economic but also in environmental issues. It makes no sense mixing together with organic waste the materials that can be reused or processed. Milk and long life juice cartons (Tetra Pak®, widely used by the population, are also included

  14. Sensitivity of photoelectron diffraction to conformational changes of adsorbed molecules: Tetra-tert-butyl-azobenzene/Au(111).

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    Schuler, A; Greif, M; Seitsonen, A P; Mette, G; Castiglioni, L; Osterwalder, J; Hengsberger, M

    2017-01-01

    Electron diffraction is a standard tool to investigate the atomic structure of surfaces, interfaces, and adsorbate systems. In particular, photoelectron diffraction is a promising candidate for real-time studies of structural dynamics combining the ultimate time resolution of optical pulses and the high scattering cross-sections for electrons. In view of future time-resolved experiments from molecular layers, we studied the sensitivity of photoelectron diffraction to conformational changes of only a small fraction of molecules in a monolayer adsorbed on a metallic substrate. 3,3',5,5'-tetra-tert-butyl-azobenzene served as test case. This molecule can be switched between two isomers, trans and cis, by absorption of ultraviolet light. X-ray photoelectron diffraction patterns were recorded from tetra-tert-butyl-azobenzene/Au(111) in thermal equilibrium at room temperature and compared to patterns taken in the photostationary state obtained by exposing the surface to radiation from a high-intensity helium discharge lamp. Difference patterns were simulated by means of multiple-scattering calculations, which allowed us to determine the fraction of molecules that underwent isomerization.

  15. Tunable properties of novel tetra-functional fluorene-based benzoxazines from mixed amines: Synthesis, characterization and curing kinetics

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    Feng, Tiantian [Polymer Materials Research Center, Key Laboratory of Superlight Material and Surface Technology of Ministry of Education, College of Materials Science and Chemical Engineering, Harbin Engineering University, Harbin 15001 (China); Wang, Jun, E-mail: wj6267@sina.com [Polymer Materials Research Center, Key Laboratory of Superlight Material and Surface Technology of Ministry of Education, College of Materials Science and Chemical Engineering, Harbin Engineering University, Harbin 15001 (China); Pan, Lan; Derradji, Mehdi; Ramdani, Noureddine [Polymer Materials Research Center, Key Laboratory of Superlight Material and Surface Technology of Ministry of Education, College of Materials Science and Chemical Engineering, Harbin Engineering University, Harbin 15001 (China); Liu, Wenbin, E-mail: wjlwb@163.com [Polymer Materials Research Center, Key Laboratory of Superlight Material and Surface Technology of Ministry of Education, College of Materials Science and Chemical Engineering, Harbin Engineering University, Harbin 15001 (China); Zhou, Haoran [Department of Polymer Materials and Engineering, College of Materials Science and Engineering, Harbin University of Science and Technology, Harbin 150040 (China)

    2016-06-10

    Highlights: • Synthesis of tetra-functional fluorene-based benzoxazines with tunable properties. • Cure reaction could be successfully described with the autocatalytic model. • The benzoxazines show an excellent heat resistance with T{sub g} of 291–307 °C. • The benzoxazines exhibit good thermal stability with T{sub 5} over 340 °C. - Abstract: A series of tetra-functional fluorene-based benzoxazines containing both flexible linear aliphatic chain and rigid aromatic structure in their backbones were synthesized using mixed amines such as aniline and n-octylamine, 2,7-dihydroxy-9,9-bis-(4-hydroxyphenyl)fluorene (THPF) and paraformaldehyde as raw materials via Mannich reaction. The prepared benzoxazine monomers were identified by fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), hydrogen nuclear magnetic resonance ({sup 1}H NMR). In addition, the curing behavior, curing kinetics and rheological properties of these monomers as well as the thermal and mechanical properties of their cured resins were studied using a rheometer, differential scanning calorimeter (DSC), thermogravimetric analyzer (TGA), and dynamic thermomechanical analyzer (DMA). The newly developed benzoxazines show good processibility, excellent thermal stability and high glass transition temperature (T{sub g}) values ranging from 291 to 307 °C. By varying the proportion of n-octylamine to aniline, the properties of these resins are tuned.

  16. The effect of GSM and TETRA mobile handset signals on blood pressure, catechol levels and heart rate variability.

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    Barker, Anthony T; Jackson, Peter R; Parry, Helen; Coulton, Leslie A; Cook, Greg G; Wood, Steven M

    2007-09-01

    An acute rise in blood pressure has been reported in normal volunteers during exposure to signals from a mobile phone handset. To investigate this finding further we carried out a double blind study in 120 healthy volunteers (43 men, 77 women) in whom we measured mean arterial pressure (MAP) during each of six exposure sessions. At each session subjects were exposed to one of six different radio frequency signals simulating both GSM and TETRA handsets in different transmission modes. Blood catechols before and after exposure, heart rate variability during exposure, and post exposure 24 h ambulatory blood pressure were also studied. Despite having the power to detect changes in MAP of less than 1 mmHg none of our measurements showed any effect which we could attribute to radio frequency exposure. We found a single statistically significant decrease of 0.7 mmHg (95% CI 0.3-1.2 mmHg, P = .04) with exposure to GSM handsets in sham mode. This may be due to a slight increase in operating temperature of the handsets when in this mode. Hence our results have not confirmed the original findings of an acute rise in blood pressure due to exposure to mobile phone handset signals. In light of this negative finding from a large study, coupled with two smaller GSM studies which have also proved negative, we are of the view that further studies of acute changes in blood pressure due to GSM and TETRA handsets are not required.

  17. Design and dosimetric analysis of a 385 MHz TETRA head exposure system for use in human provocation studies.

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    Schmid, Gernot; Bolz, Thomas; Uberbacher, Richard; Escorihuela-Navarro, Ana; Bahr, Achim; Dorn, Hans; Sauter, Cornelia; Eggert, Torsten; Danker-Hopfe, Heidi

    2012-10-01

    A new head exposure system for double-blind provocation studies investigating possible effects of terrestrial trunked radio (TETRA)-like exposure (385 MHz) on central nervous processes was developed and dosimetrically analyzed. The exposure system allows localized exposure in the temporal brain, similar to the case of operating a TETRA handset at the ear. The system and antenna concept enables exposure during wake and sleep states while an electroencephalogram (EEG) is recorded. The dosimetric assessment and uncertainty analysis yield high efficiency of 14 W/kg per Watt of accepted antenna input power due to an optimized antenna directly worn on the subject's head. Beside sham exposure, high and low exposure at 6 and 1.5 W/kg (in terms of maxSAR10g in the head) were implemented. Double-blind control and monitoring of exposure is enabled by easy-to-use control software. Exposure uncertainty was rigorously evaluated using finite-difference time-domain (FDTD)-based computations, taking into account anatomical differences of the head, the physiological range of the dielectric tissue properties including effects of sweating on the antenna, possible influences of the EEG electrodes and cables, variations in antenna input reflection coefficients, and effects on the specific absorption rate (SAR) distribution due to unavoidable small variations in the antenna position. This analysis yielded a reasonable uncertainty of analysis. Copyright © 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

  18. Sensitivity of photoelectron diffraction to conformational changes of adsorbed molecules: Tetra-tert-butyl-azobenzene/Au(111

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    A. Schuler

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available Electron diffraction is a standard tool to investigate the atomic structure of surfaces, interfaces, and adsorbate systems. In particular, photoelectron diffraction is a promising candidate for real-time studies of structural dynamics combining the ultimate time resolution of optical pulses and the high scattering cross-sections for electrons. In view of future time-resolved experiments from molecular layers, we studied the sensitivity of photoelectron diffraction to conformational changes of only a small fraction of molecules in a monolayer adsorbed on a metallic substrate. 3,3′,5,5′-tetra-tert-butyl-azobenzene served as test case. This molecule can be switched between two isomers, trans and cis, by absorption of ultraviolet light. X-ray photoelectron diffraction patterns were recorded from tetra-tert-butyl-azobenzene/Au(111 in thermal equilibrium at room temperature and compared to patterns taken in the photostationary state obtained by exposing the surface to radiation from a high-intensity helium discharge lamp. Difference patterns were simulated by means of multiple-scattering calculations, which allowed us to determine the fraction of molecules that underwent isomerization.

  19. Integración de sistemas electrónicos de una plataforma de rehabilitación locomotora con simulación en ANFIS

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    Adolfo Avila Barón

    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available Los dispositivos para la rehabilitación locomotora son usados por un gran número de personas alrededor del mundo; la confiabilidad en estos dispositivos, su óptimo funcionamiento y la calidad del equipo son un interesante tema para los diseñadores y sus usuarios. Este documento muestra como el diseño de hardware y software de una plataforma de rehabilitación de la locomoción contribuyen a la confiabilidad de su uso, describe también como la programación embebida es aplicada en el sistema de monitoreo de esta plataforma. Los dispositivos médicos de rehabilitación de la locomoción son usados para ejecutar tratamientos no invasivos en los pacientes, estos pueden lograr efectos tanto positivos como negativos en la recuperación; pero un adecuado seguimiento en el control y monitoreo de éstos dispositivos es determinante hacia la recuperación. Este documento contiene información sobre el desarrollo de sistemas de redes neuronales y sistemas difusos combinados en el control y monitoreo de la plataforma de rehabilitación locomotora, también relaciona variables como la descarga de peso, la velocidad de una caminadora, el ritmo cardiaco ECG de los pacientes; aspectos que involucran, la integración de las partes, mediante la simulación con el software ANFIS de MATLAB y su aplicación de software embebido usando procesadores digitales DSPS.

  20. Construcciones normalizadas. Sistema estructural de madera para viviendas uni y bifamiliares

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    Novaro Bocco, Ricardo

    1992-04-01

    Full Text Available A technological contribution for the construction normalization. By means of a systematic for the architectural design and the use of wood as an structural element, it is been obtained a constructive system which allows the incorporation of the materials which the market offers by elements and components. The main traits of the constructive system are the possibilities of reversing the order of two of the traditional constructive process, first by putting into effect the cover (up-down and the interior surround (Inside-outside. The structural element of wood is combined with metallic pieces which improve it's resistance work and optimizes the constructive process. The advantage obtained in this process by using wood are: — Design and constructive element standardized, normalized and modulated. — Simple constructive techniques with less construction time. — Formal solutions and flexible materials, adaptable to each region. — Optimum output of materials and labour. — Improve the relation Quality-Price. The article developed shows the results obtained in the investment and performance carried out by the Technological Department of the Investment Center of Envlronment and Development.

    Un aporte tecnológico para la normalización de la construcción. Mediante una sistemática del diseño arquitectónico y el uso de la madera como elemento estructural, se ha obtenido un sistema constructivo que permite la incorporación de los materiales que ofrece el mercado por elemento y por componentes. Las principales características del sistema constructivo son el invertir el orden de dos de los procesos constructivos tradicionales, realizando primero la cubierta (arriba-abajo y la envolvente interior (dentro-fuera. El elemento estructural de madera está combinado con piezas metálicas que mejoran su trabajo resistente y optimizan el proceso constructivo. Las ventajas obtenidas por este procedimiento con la utilización de la

  1. A combined pool/bilateral dispatch model for electricity markets with security constraints Un modelo combinado de despacho pool/bilateral para mercados

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    Jesús María López–Lezama

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available The secure operation of the electric power system is a challenging task for the system operator which is responsible of its coordination, control and monitoring. In most power systems security is typically handled on a multi–stateapproach. In which case, security criteria are incorporated by means of additional constraints, modifying the initial dispatch calculation. In this papera generation dispatch model for competitive energy markets considering security constraints is presented. The proposed approach combines the generationdispatch related to pool and bilateral markets with coupled post–contingency optimal power flows into a single optimal dispatch model, avoiding economic inefficiencies that appear in conventional multi–stage dispatch approaches.The proposed model is linear, and as such, it is based on a DC model of the network. A 6–bus didactic system and the IEEE RTS–24 bus test systemare used in order to show the operation and effectiveness of the proposed approach and to compare it with the basic pool/bilateral dispatch with no security constraints. Results show that the inclusion of security constraints leadto a higher dispatch cost. Furthermore, it was found that the enforcement offirmed bilateral contracts might lead to system congestion.La operacíon segura del sistema de potencia es una tarea difícil para el operador del sistema, el cual es responsable por la coordinación, control y monitoreo de este. En la mayoría de los sistemas de potencia, la seguridad es manejada mediante una metodología multi–etapa. En este caso, los criterios de seguridad son incorporados mediante restricciones adicionales que modifican el cálculo de despacho inicial. En este artículo se presenta un modelo de despacho de generación para mercados eléctricos competitivos considerando restricciones de seguridad. La metodología propuesta combina el despacho de generación de mercados pool y contratos bilaterales con flujos de potencia

  2. ESTABLECIMIENTO DEL SISTEMA DE REGENERACION POR EMBRIOGÉNESIS SOMÁTICA DE Azadirachta indica A. Juss.

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    Maria D. Artigas R

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available Azadirachta indica, es una planta con múltiples aplicaciones tanto forestal como farmacológica. Por ende, el establecimiento del sistema de cultivo in vitro por embriogénesis somática ofrece diversas y variadas ventajas, tales como obtener plantas altamente productivas en metabolitos. En este estudio, se utilizaron secciones foliares y cotiledonares, inducidas en medios MS (1962 suplementados con: BAP sólo y combinado con ANA/2,4-D, TDZ sólo y con ABA. La regeneración fue con MS sólo o con K + AIA y BAP + AIA. Como resultado se estableció un sistema eficiente con secciones de cotiledones, observándose organogénesis a bajas concentraciones de BAP, mientras a altos niveles de BAP (2,5 mg.L-1, así como  con TDZ + ABA (0,02 + 1mg.L-1 respectivamente favorecieron la embriogénesis somática primaria y secundaria en un 96 % y 71 % respectivamente. La regeneración fue 71 % con MS, mientras que el enraizamiento fue de 86,67 % con MS½, obteniéndose plantas completas a corto plazo. ABSTRACTAzadirachta indica, is a plant with multiple forest and pharmacological application. Therefore, the establishment of in vitro culture system for somatic embryogenesis offers several distinct advantages such as obtaining highly productive plant metabolites. In this study, were used sections cotyledon and leaf, induced on MS medium (1962 supplemented with: BAP alone and combined with NAA / 2,4-D, TDZ alone and ABA. Regeneration was with MS alone or with K + BAP + IAA and IAA. As a result was established an efficient system with cotyledon sections, being observed organogenesis at low concentrations of BAP, while high levels of BAP (2.5 mg.L-1 with 96 % and TDZ + ABA (0.02 + 1mg.L-1 with 71 %, favoring the primary and secondary somatic embryogenesis. Regeneration was 71 % with MS; rooting was 86.67 % with MS½, presenting whole plants obtained short term.RESUMOAzadirachta indica, é uma planta com várias aplicaçãos florestas e farmacológicas. Por

  3. Crystal structure of methyl 2-[5-(2-hy-droxy-phen-yl)-2H-tetra-zol-2-yl]acetate.

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    Lee, Seul Gi; Ryu, Ji Yeon; Lee, Junseong

    2017-12-01

    The title compound, C10H10N4O3, was synthesized by the esterification of hy-droxy-phenyl tetra-zole. There is an intra-molecular O-H⋯N hydrogen bond present involving the hy-droxy group and the tetra-zole ring. The tetra-zole ring is inclined to the phenol ring by 2.85 (13)°, while the methyl acetate group is almost normal to the tetra-zole ring, making a dihedral angle of 82.61 (14)°. In the crystal, mol-ecules are linked by pairs of C-H⋯O hydrogen bonds, forming inversion dimers. Within the dimers, the phenol rings are linked by offset π-π inter-actions [inter-centroid distance = 3.759 (2) Å]. There are no further significant inter-molecular inter-actions present in the crystal. The hy-droxy group is disordered about positions 2 and 6 on the benzene ring, with a refined occupancy ratio of 0.531 (5):0.469 (5).

  4. Utilização de embalagens Tetra Pak® como isolante térmico no revestimento de escamoteadores para leitões

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    K. Sartor

    2015-10-01

    Full Text Available RESUMOForam conduzidos dois experimentos em laboratório e em condições de campo para avaliação da eficiência térmica da embalagem Tetra Pak(rcomo isolante térmico em escamoteadores aquecidos. No experimento em laboratório, foi utilizado o delineamento inteiramente ao acaso, adotando-se dois tratamentos (com e sem revestimento de embalagens Tetra Pak(r com 15 repetições (dias. O experimento em condições de campo foi conduzido na sala de maternidade de suínos. O delineamento foi inteiramente ao acaso, adotando-se dois tratamentos com 12 repetições. Os tratamentos foram: escamoteadores aquecidos com e sem revestimento interno com embalagem Tetra Pak(r. Foram medidos os dados de temperatura ambiente, umidade relativa do ar, temperatura superficial do piso, temperatura superficial da pele, comportamento e ganho de peso dos leitões lactentes. O uso da embalagem Tetra Pak(rcomo isolante térmico no revestimento de escamoteadores manteve a temperatura ambiente confortável (32°C, proporcionando conforto térmico aos leitões lactentes.

  5. Uso combinado de modelos de estresse no trabalho e a saúde auto-referida na enfermagem Uso combinado de modelos de estrés en el trabajo y la salud auto referida en la enfermería Combined use of job stress models and self-rated health in nursing

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    Rosane Härter Griep

    2011-02-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Identificar combinações de dois modelos do estresse psicossocial do trabalho em equipes de enfermagem e sua associação com a saúde auto-referida. MÉTODOS: Estudo transversal com trabalhadoras de três hospitais públicos do Município do Rio de Janeiro, RJ (N=1307. Foi aplicado questionário multidimensional que incluiu duas escalas de estresse no trabalho (modelo demanda-controle e desequilíbrio esforço-recompensa em 2006. Foram considerados o modelo demanda e controle parcial e completo (inclui apoio social no trabalho, assim como o esforço e recompensa parcial e completo (inclui excesso de comprometimento com o trabalho. Modelos de regressão múltipla foram utilizados para estimar razões de chances ajustadas e seus respectivos intervalos com 95% de confiança. RESULTADOS: As dimensões de ambos os modelos estiveram independentemente associadas à situação de saúde, com odds ratios entre 1,70 e 3,37. O modelo parcial demanda-controle mostrou-se menos associado à saúde (OR = 1,79; IC95% 1,26;2,53 quando comparado ao de desequilíbrio esforço-recompensa (OR=2,27; IC95% 1,57;3,30. A incorporação do apoio social e do excesso de comprometimento com o trabalho aumentou a força de associação dos modelos demanda-controle e desequilíbrio esforço-recompensa, respectivamente. Foi observado aumento na força de associação quando os dois modelos parciais foram combinados. CONCLUSÕES: Os resultados indicam melhor desempenho do modelo desequilíbrio esforço-recompensa para este grupo específico e para o desfecho avaliado e vantagem do uso de modelos completos ou do uso combinado em modelos parciais.OBJETIVO: Identificar combinaciones de dos modelos de estrés psicossocial del trabajo en equipos de enfermería y su asociación con la salud auto referida. MÉTODOS: Estudio transversal con trabajadoras de tres hospitales públicos del Municipio de Rio de Janeiro, Sureste de Brasil, (N=1307. Se aplicó cuestionario

  6. Tratamento combinado de lixiviado de aterro sanitário e esgoto doméstico: Aspectos operacionais e microbiológicos

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    Alexandre Lioi Nascentes

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho avaliou a influência da presença de lixiviado de aterro sanitário nas condições operacionais e na microbiota de um sistema de lodos ativados tratando esgoto doméstico. Para isto, foram utilizados dois reatores em escala de bancada. O reator 1 foi alimentado com misturas de lixiviado e esgoto sintético a 0,5% e 5% e o reator 2 funcionou como controle (apenas esgoto sintético. A alimentação se deu por meio de bomba dosadora e o fornecimento de ar foi realizado por bombas de aquário. Os reatores foram operados com TRH de 16 e 23 horas, tendo-se registrado micrografias para identificação dos microrganismos de importância no processo. Ao longo do experimento foi possível observar que logo após a introdução ou aumento da concentração de lixiviado houve queda significativa de biodiversidade e redução na atividade dos microrganismos e que após alguns dias a diversidade e a atividade se reestabeleciam no sistema, mostrando que apesar da introdução de uma matriz mais complexa, os microrganismos foram capazes de se adaptar.

  7. Elementos del sistema electoral del Congreso Mexicano

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    Medina García, Aldo; Cervantes Bravo, Irina

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    El presente artículo es un estudio de los componentes del sistema electoral, diseñado por el legislador mexicano para integrar al parlamento federal. Estudio desarrollado a sabiendas de la importancia que reviste el sistema electoral como un medio que permite a los ciudadanos convertir su voto expresado en las urnas en escaños a favor de determinado candidato o partido. En dicho análisis tomamos en cuenta la evolución constitucional del sistema electoral mexicano, la participación de las fuer...

  8. SISTEMAS SANITARIOS Y REFORMA AUGE EN CHILE

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    Zúñiga Fajuri,Alejandra

    2007-01-01

    A partir de la clasificación de los sistemas sanitarios en términos de su financiamiento, número de actores y consecuencias en equidad, este ensayo pretende analizar algunas de las transformaciones producidas en Chile con la reforma del sistema de salud llamada "Plan AUGE" (Acceso Universal de Garantías Explícitas). Se examinan las tareas pendientes para la conversión de un sistema que, manteniendo su carácter mixto, sea capaz de superar sus actuales consecuencias fuertemente regresivas

  9. Electrocatalytic Detection of Amitrole on the Multi-Walled Carbon Nanotube – Iron (II) tetra-aminophthalocyanine Platform

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    Siswana, Msimelelo; Ozoemena, Kenneth I.; Nyokong, Tebello

    2008-01-01

    It is shown that iron(II) tetra-aminophthalocyanine complex electropolymerized onto a multi-walled carbon nanotube-modified basal plane pyrolytic graphite electrode greatly enhanced the electrocatalytic detetion of amitrole (a toxic herbicide), resulting in a very low detection limit (0.5 nM) and excellent sensitivity of 8.80±0.44 μA/nM, compared to any known work reported so far. The electrocatalytic detection of amitrole at this electrode occurred at less positive potential (∼0.3 V vs Ag|ACl) and also revealed a typical coupled chemical reaction. The mechanism for this response is proposed. The electrode gave satisfactory selectivity to amitrole in the presence of other potential interfering pesticides in aqueous solutions. PMID:27873803

  10. Spectroscopic analysis of the interaction between tetra-(p-sulfoazophenyl-4-aminosulfonyl-substituted aluminum (III phthalocyanines and serum albumins

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    Liqin Zheng

    2017-03-01

    Full Text Available The binding interaction between tetra-(p-sulfoazophenyl-4-aminosulfonyl-substituted aluminum (III phthalocyanine (AlPc, and two-serum albumins (bovine serum albumin (BSA and human serum albumin (HSA has been investigated. AlPc could quench the intrinsic fluorescence of BSA and HSA through a static quenching process. The primary and secondary binding sites of AlPc on BSA were domain I and III of BSA. The primary binding site of AlPc on HSA was domain I, and the secondary binding sites of AlPc on HSA were found at domains I and II. Our results suggest that AlPc readily interact with BSA and HSA implying that the amphiphilic substituents AlPc may contribute to their transportation in the blood.

  11. Diaqua­bis(norfloxacinato)manganese(II) 2,2′-bipyridine solvate tetra­hydrate

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    Wang, Yan-Jun; Lin, Qiu-Yue; Feng, Jie; Wang, Na

    2009-01-01

    In the crystal structure of the title compound {systematic name: diaqua­bis[1-ethyl-6-fluoro-4-oxo-7-(piperazin-1-yl)-1,4-dihydro­quinoline-3-carboxyl­ato]manganese(II) 2,2′-bipyridine solvate tetra­hydrate}, [Mn(C16H17FN3O3)2(H2O)2]·C10H8N2·4H2O, the pyridone O atom and one carboxyl­ate O atom of the two norfloxacin ligands are bound to the MnII ion, which is located on an inversion centre, and occupy equatorial positions, while two aqua O atoms lie in apical positions, resulting in a distorted octa­hedral geometry. The crystal packing is stabilized by N—H⋯O and O—H⋯O hydrogen-bonding interactions. PMID:21582730

  12. Adsorption and corrosion inhibition of carbon steel in hydrochloric acid medium by hexamethylenediamine tetra(methylene phosphonic acid

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    M.R. Laamari

    2016-09-01

    Full Text Available The inhibitive effect of the hexamethylenediamine tetra(methylene phosphonic acid (HMDTMPA on the corrosion of carbon steel in 1.0 M HCl solution has been investigated by weight loss measurement, potentiodynamic polarization and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS techniques. The presence of (HMDTMPA reduces remarkably the corrosion rate of carbon steel in acidic solution. The effect of temperature on the corrosion behavior of carbon steel was studied in the range of 298–328 K. Results clearly reveal that the (HMDTMPA behaves as a mixed type corrosion inhibitor with the highest inhibition at 4 × 10−3 M. The adsorption of HMDTMPA on the carbon steel surface obeys to the Langmuir’s adsorption isotherm. Surface analysis via scanning electron microscope (SEM shows a significant improvement on the surface morphology of the carbon steel plate.

  13. GPS: El sistema de posicionamiento global

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    Juan Gilberto Serpas; Manuel Ramírez N; Franklin de Obaldía

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    El Sistema de Posicionamiento Global (GPS, por sus siglas en inglés) se ha convertido, en la actualidad, en una herramienta invaluable para el posicionamiento de puntos sobre la superficie terrestre...

  14. El sistema inmune innato I: sus mecanismos

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    Collado, Victorio M; Porras, Rebeca; Cutuli, Ma. Teresa; Gomez-Lucia, Esperanza

    2008-01-01

    ... atencion a la inmunidad adaptativa. En esta revision se repasan aspectos tales como las similitudes y diferencias entre los sistemas inmunes innato y adquirido, el reconocimiento de los patogenos y los mecanismos que se desencadenan...

  15. Two Organic Cation Salts Containing Tetra(isothiocyanatecobaltate(II: Synthesis, Crystal Structures, Spectroscopic, Optical and Magnetic Properties

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    Zheng Zhang

    2017-03-01

    Full Text Available Single crystals of two hybrid organic-inorganic molecular solids, benzyl pyridinium tetra(isothiocyanatecobalt ([BzPy]2[Co(NCS4] (1 and benzyl quinolinium tetra(isothiocyanatecobalt ([BzQl]2[Co(NCS4] (2, were grown using a slow evaporation growth technique at room temperature and their IR, UV-Vis, X-ray crystal structures, luminescence, and magnetism were reported. The crystal structural analysis revealed that two molecular solids crystallize in the monoclinic space group P21/c of 1 and P21/n of 2. The cations form a dimer through weak C–H···π/π···π interactions in 1 and 2, and the adjacent cation (containing N(6 atom in 2 forms a columnar structure through π···π weak interactions between the quinoline and benzene rings, while the anions in 1 form a layer structure via short S···Co interactions. The anions (A and cations (C are arranged alternatively into a column in the sequence of ···A–CC–A–CC–A··· for 1, while the two anions and cationic dimer in 2 form an alliance by the C–H···π, C–H···S and C–H···N hydrogen bonds. A weak S···π interaction was found in 1 and 2. The two molecular solids show a broad fluorescence emission around 400 nm in the solid state at room temperature, and weak antiferromagnetic coupling behavior when the temperature is lowered.

  16. Complexes of tetra-tert-butyl-tetraazaporphine with Al(III) and Zr(IV) cations as fluoride selective ionophores.

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    Górski, Lukasz; Mroczkiewicz, Monika; Pietrzak, Mariusz; Malinowska, Elzbieta

    2009-02-09

    In this work, complexes of Zr(IV) and Al(III) cations with 2,7,12,17-tetra-tert-butyl-5,10,15,20-tetraazaporphine (TAP) were tested as ionophores in plasticized PVC membranes of ion-selective electrodes. It was found that both tested ionophores show enhanced affinity towards fluoride anion. High fluoride selectivity was observed in the presence of anionic or cationic additives in the membrane, which indicates that proposed compounds work according to charged or neutral carrier mechanism, depending on membrane composition and pretreatment. tert-Butyl substituents, present in the structure of tested compounds, were supposed to prevent formation of ionophore dimers within the membrane phase. This process was found to be responsible for some unfavorable potentiometric properties of electrodes based on complexes of Zr(IV) and Al(III) cations with porphyrins (compounds closely related to tetra-tert-butyl-5,10,15,20-tetraazaporphine). As it was shown using spectrophotometrical measurements, Al(III)-TAP was not susceptible to dimerization, while dimer formation was observed for Zr(IV)-TAP. In full agreement with these observations, electrodes with membranes containing Al(III)-TAP responded in near-Nernstian and fast manner towards fluoride anion, while the employment of Zr(IV)-TAP as ionophore resulted in super-Nernstian and sluggish response. Plasticized PVC membranes doped with Al(III)-TAP and 20mol% of lipophilic anionic additives shown remarkable F(-) selectivity, with selectivity coefficients, logK(F-pot.).(Y-), as follows: -4.4 (Y(-)Br(-)), -4.3 (Cl(-)), -4.2 (NO(3)(-)), -3.6 (SCN(-)), -2.9 (ClO(4)(-)).

  17. Gas sensing and electrochemical properties of tetra and octa 2H-chromen-2-one substituted iron(II) phthalocyanines.

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    Altun, Selçuk; Orman, Efe Baturhan; Odabaş, Zafer; Altındal, Ahmet; Özkaya, Ali Rıza

    2015-03-07

    The synthesis of novel alpha tetra, beta tetra and beta octa 4-(4-methoxyphenyl)-8-methyl-coumarin-7-oxy, and beta octa 4-chloro-5-(4-(4-methoxyphenyl)-8-methylcoumarin-7-oxy) substituted iron(II) phthalocyanines has been achieved by the reaction of the corresponding phthalonitriles with iron(II) acetate. The compounds were characterized by elemental analysis, FT-IR, UV-vis, and MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry. The reduction and oxidation properties of the compounds were identified by voltammetric and in situ spectroelectrochemical measurements. The gas sensing behavior of the spin coated films of the differently substituted iron(II) complexes towards CO2, CO and SO2 was investigated at various temperatures between 300 K and 500 K. While exposure to SO2 had no considerable influence on the sensor current, the presence of CO and CO2 gases led to a large increase in sensor currents. The effect of relative humidity on the CO and CO2 sensing capability of the spin coated films was also studied. The results showed that the presence of water vapor, acting as an interference gas, causes a decrease in the CO2 sensitivity, but an increase in the CO sensitivity of the sensors. The experimental adsorption data were analyzed using the Elovich kinetic model. Linear regression analysis results show that the Elovich equation provides the best correlation for the CO2 and CO adsorption processes under humid conditions. However, the experimental data deviated considerably from the theoretical model under a dry atmosphere.

  18. Co-generation project for the Combined Cycle Power Plant President Juarez Rosarito and a reverse osmosis desalting plant; Proyecto de cogeneracion para la planta de ciclo combinado Presidente Juarez Rosarito y una planta desaladora de osmosis inversa

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    Beltran Mora, Hector; Espindola Hernandez, Salvador [Universidad NAcional Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM), Mexico, D.F. (Mexico)

    2006-11-15

    In this work a technical and economical analysis of the installation of a reverse osmosis desalting plant connected to a power station that uses the combined cycle technology under a co-generation scheme is presented: production of electricity and water. The operation program of the desalting power station will be determined by the demand of energy of the combined cycle power station; the proposal is that the desalting plant operates in the hours of low load of the power station and shuts down at the peak hours of electrical energy demand. So that this study is representative, the demand curves of electric energy of the units of combined cycle of Central President Juarez Rosarito of the Comision Federal de Electricidad (CFE) have been taken and updated the data of the reverse osmosis desalting plants that are available at the moment in the market. As basis of the study the level costs will be determined so much as the electrical energy generated by the power station of combined cycle, operating inside and outside of a co-generation scheme and the costs made level for the water produced by the reverse osmosis plant under two assumptions: the first one is buying the electrical energy from CFE and the second one considering that the CFE is the owner of the desalting plant and therefore the cost of electrical energy to desalting the plant is zero. This work shows the economic impacts on the costs of the generation of electrical energy and on those of the desalted water in a co-generation scheme. The results shown in this study can be considered for the future planning in the construction of desalting plants to supply of water in the Northwestern zones of the country where serious problems of water shortage exist. [Spanish] En este trabajo se presenta un analisis tecnico y economico de la instalacion de una planta desaladora de osmosis inversa acoplada a una central de generacion de energia electrica que utiliza la tecnologia de ciclo combinado bajo un esquema de

  19. Efeitos de um tratamento combinado (vitamina C pré-exercício e alongamento FNP, tratamento com ultrassom pós-exercício sobre marcadores de dano muscular induzido por exercício

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    Ali Jalalvand

    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available CONTEXTO: Várias estratégias de recuperação têm sido utilizadas na tentativa de minimizar os sintomas da dor muscular de início tardio (DMIT. Contudo, evidências científicas que apoiem este efeito profilático (pré-exercício e terapêutico (pós-exercício de um tratamento combinado (FNP e vitamina C, ultrassom no dano muscular são inexistentes. OBJETIVO: Investigar os efeitos de um tratamento combinado (FNP e vitamina C, ultrassom nos marcadores bioquímicos (níveis enzimáticos e funcionais (ângulo do cotovelo, circunferência de braço, taxa de dor de dano muscular induzido por exercício. MÉTODO: Amostra randomizada controlada. LOCAL: Laboratório da Universidade. PARTICIPANTES: Alunos universitários masculinos participaram voluntariamente do estudo, o qual não reportou nenhuma dor muscular de início tardio por no mínimo seis meses antes do estudo. Posteriormente, os sujeitos foram agrupados aleatoriamente em subgrupos com mão controle e mão experimental. INTERVENÇÃO(ÕES: Programa de exercício para indução de dano muscular induzido por exercício envolvendo o teste de bíceps Scott (contração excêntrica com duas mãos. PROCEDIMENTO(S PRINCIPAL(IS: Circunferência de braço relaxado, circunferência de braço flexionado, ângulo de cotovelo em descanso, circunferência de antebraço, amplitude de movimento de cotovelo flexionado, amplitude de movimento de cotovelo estendido, dano muscular induzido por exercício, força máxima voluntária isométrica e isocinética foram registrados basal, imediatamente após exercício e 24, 48, 72 e 96 horas após exercício. RESULTADOS: O subgrupo experimental manifestou redução de sintomas de DMIT em menor amplitude de movimento de cotovelo flexionado e amplitude de movimento de cotovelo estendido, menor perda de força isométrica e isocinética voluntária máxima (P 0,05. CONCLUSÃO: Este tratamento combinado foi eficiente em contração máxima voluntária isom

  20. Uso combinado de sêmen sexado e acasalamento dirigido sobre uma população de bovinos de corte submetida a seleção: estudo de simulação

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    Neves,Haroldo Henrique de Rezende; Carvalheiro, Roberto; Fries, Luiz Alberto; Queiroz, Sandra Aidar de

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    Desenvolveu-se um estudo de simulação estocástica com o objetivo de verificar as consequências do uso combinado de acasalamento dirigido e sêmen sexado em uma população de bovinos de corte sob seleção. Simularam-se seis gerações de seleção para três cenários de acasalamento e uso de sêmen sexado. O primeiro cenário foi caracterizado por acasalamento aleatório e uso exclusivo de sêmen convencional. O segundo cenário caracterizou-se pelo uso de acasalamento associativo positivo nas 40% melhores...

  1. Gerencia de sistemas conductuales y cambio organizacional

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    Guillermo E. Yáber

    1998-01-01

    Full Text Available La gerencia de sistemas conductuales es una tecnología basada en un enfoque científico para el análisis del comportamiento en sistemas humanos. Esta tecnología ayuda a las organizaciones a definir y lograr sus metas. Consiste en el análisis, especificación, diseño, implementación, evaluación y reciclaje de sistemas de motivación humana que optimizan el desempeño y desarrollo a nivel del sistema total, departamental e individual de la organización. Utiliza tres modelos: El diseño de sistemas dirigidos hacia la meta, el análisis de «Tres Contingencias» y la gerencia del desempeño para el cambio cultural. Este artículo incluye la descripción del marco teórico y metodológico de la gerencia de sistemas conductuales y su aplicación en las áreas de servicios y producción.

  2. Combined cycle simulator with gas turbine and steam turbine with one vaporization stage; Simulador de ciclo combinado con turbina de gas y de vapor con un nivel de vaporizacion

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    Del Valle Cardenas, B.; Lugo Leyte, R. [Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana, Depto de Ingenieria de Procesos e Hidraulica, Mexico, D. F. (Mexico); Toledo Velazquez, Miguel; Tolentino Eslava, G. [Seccion de Estudios de Posgrado e Investigacion, Laboratorio de Ingenieria Termica e Hidraulica Aplicada, ESIME-IPN-COFFA, Mexico, D. F. (Mexico)

    1998-12-31

    This paper shows the thermal analysis of a combined cycle with gas and steam turbines with one vaporization stage. The analysis is performed through a computer program, which allows the simulation of cycles with different operational conditions, obtaining this way a series of results that permits to know the way these cycles behave in effecting temperature and pressure changes; besides of being an excellent tool in thermodynamics for the user. The simulators were performed in Borland C++ and Builder C++ Versions 4.5 and 2.0 respectively, creating in this way a friendly ambient for the user. This tool offers the opportunity to all its users the ability to simulate combined cycles in a fast and easy way in order to obtain a wider understanding of its thermodynamic behavior. [Espanol] En el presente trabajo se muestra el analisis termico de un ciclo combinado con turbinas de gas y de vapor con un nivel de vaporizacion. El analisis se realiza a traves de un programa de computo, el cual permite simular los ciclos con diferentes condiciones de operacion, obteniendo con esto una serie de resultados que permiten conocer la forma en que trabajan estos ciclos al realizar cambios en temperaturas y presiones; ademas de que es una excelente herramienta para el usuario en termodinamica. Los simuladores fueron realizados en Borland C++ y Builder C++ Versiones 4.5 y 2.0 respectivamente, creandose asi un ambiente amigable para el usuario. Esta herramienta brinda la oportunidad a todos los usuarios de poder simular ciclos combinados de una manera rapida y sencilla con el fin de obtener una comprension mas amplia de su comportamiento termodinamico.

  3. Avaliação de impactos do efluente do tratamento combinado de lixiviado de aterro de resíduos sólidos urbanos e esgoto doméstico sobre a biota aquática

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    Camille Ferreira Mannarino

    2013-11-01

    Full Text Available Foi monitorado o impacto do tratamento combinado de lixiviado e esgoto doméstico de uma estação de tratamento operando em escala piloto por processo de lodos ativados, sobre peixes do gênero Tilapia: Biomarcadores de toxicidade (concentração de metalotioneínas, atividade da acetilcolinesterase, metábolitos de HPA e presença de micronúcleos foram utilizados na avaliação dos riscos de danos aos organismos aquáticos devido à interação com poluentes contidos nos efluentes pós-tratamento. A concentração de metalotioneínas não apresentou variação significativa entre os grupos expostos e de controle. A atividade da enzima acetilcolinesterase foi inibida em apenas um dos grupos expostos, indicando possível presença de agentes inibidores no efluente tratado. A avaliação dos metabólitos dos HPA naftaleno, pireno, benzo(apireno e 1-hidroxipireno sinalizou a provável presença desses compostos em ao menos um dos afluentes do tratamento combinado. As frequências de micronúcleos e outras anormalidade nucleares eritrocitárias também apontam para maior incidência de danos genotóxicos em células dos organismos expostos do que nos controles. O uso de biomarcadores mostrou-se importante para possibilitar uma avaliação de danos subletais presentes em organismos expostos à fonte de poluição estudada.

  4. Cogeneration Systems; Sistemas de Cogeneracion

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    Fernandez M, Manuel F; Huante P, Liborio; Romo M, Cesar A [Instituto de Investigaciones Electricas, Cuernavaca, Morelos (Mexico)

    2006-07-01

    The present article deals on relevant aspects on the subject of cogeneration within the Mexican territorial limits. In the first place it is presented the role of Mexico in terms of its cogeneration potential, the type of service that has obtained from this predominant modality of cogeneration for self-supplying, the most propitious sectors to develop it, its legislations on the matter, the projects made for the implementation of cogeneration plants, as well as the existing cogeneration schemes for its respective optimization proposals. Without leaving out the analysis on the different types of evaluation on the efficiency of cogeneration systems and the aspects to consider for the election of a generation cycle. [Spanish] El presente articulo trata sobre aspectos relevantes en materia de cogeneracion dentro de los limites territoriales de la nacion mexicana. Se muestra en primer lugar el papel de Mexico en terminos de su potencial de cogeneracion, el tipo de servicio que ha obtenido de esta predominantemente (modalidad de cogeneracion para autoabastecimiento), los sectores mas propicios para desarrollarla, sus legislaciones al respecto, los proyectos realizados para la implementacion de plantas de cogeneracion, asi como los esquemas de cogeneracion existentes con sus respectivas propuestas de optimizacion. Sin dejar de lado el analisis sobre los distintos tipos de evaluacion de la eficiencia de sistemas de cogeneracion y los aspectos a considerar para la eleccion de un ciclo de generacion.

  5. El sistema linfático: el gran olvidado del sistema circulatorio

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    Susana Olmos Martínez

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available En el presente artículo se analizan los modelos mentales y las concepciones alternativas que tienen los estudiantes de distintos niveles educativos sobre el sistema linfático como componente del sistema circulatorio. Se establece una relación con las dificultades que se salvaron a lo largo de la historia en la adquisición de dichos conocimientos. Los resultados muestran una deficiente relación entre los sistemas linfáticos y sanguíneos, una falta de conocimientos tanto anatómicos como fisiológicos del sistema linfático y una dificultad para ampliar el modelo explicativo del transporte de nutrientes en los organismos animales, exclusivamente centrado en el sistema sanguíneo. Se termina ofreciendo una propuesta de planificación didáctica de manera que se pueda desarrollar progresivamente el modelo de transporte interno.

  6. Regulación neuroendocrina del sistema inmune

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    CABALLERO HERNÁNDEZ, DIANA; Tamez Guerra, Reyes S.; RODRÍGUEZ PADILLA, CRISTINA; Tamez Guerra, Patricia; Weber, Richard J.; Gómez Flores, Ricardo

    2001-01-01

    El sistema inmune recibe señales del sistema nervioso central (cerebro) vía el sistema nervioso autónomo y el sistema endocrino. El sistema inmune, a su vez, envía información al cerebro vía citocinas. Este sistema de retroalimentación es vital para el funcionamiento adecuado del organismo en situaciones normales, y en aquellas en las que la homeostasis se ve perturbada, como en casos de estrés, consumo de drogas (terapéuticas o de abuso), enfermedades infecciosas y...

  7. Procesos para el desarrollo de sistemas de software distribuido

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    Pesado, Patricia Mabel; Bertone, Rodolfo Alfredo; Thomas, Pablo Javier; Marrero, Luciano; Pasini, Ariel C.; Delía, Lisandro Nahuel; Galdámez, Nicolás; Ibañez, Eduardo; Estrebou, César Armando; Ripodas, Alejandra; Aguirre, Verónica; Cáseres, Germán

    2015-01-01

    Se presenta una línea de investigación y desarrollo centrada en los sistemas de software distribuidos, investigando sobre metodologías, técnicas y herramientas de ingeniería de software para sistemas distribuidos, orientadas a diferentes clases de sistemas, tales como sistemas WEB, sistemas de E-government y sistemas para dispositivos móviles. Es de hacer notar que el III-LIDI mantiene esta línea de investigación desde hace más de 15 años, con resultados que se han transferido a distintos ...

  8. Experiencias en el desarrollo de Sistemas de Software Distribuidos

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    Pesado, Patricia Mabel; Bertone, Rodolfo Alfredo; Thomas, Pablo Javier; Marrero, Luciano; Pasini, Ariel C.; Delía, Lisandro Nahuel; Galdámez, Nicolás; Ibañez, Eduardo; Estrebou, César Armando; Ripodas, Alejandra; Aguirre, Verónica; Cáseres, Germán; Santiago MEDINA; Dell'Oso, Matías; Paniego, Juan Manuel

    2016-01-01

    Esta línea de investigación y desarrollo está centrada en los sistemas de software distribuidos; desde hace más de 15 años el III-LIDI trabaja con metodologías, técnicas y herramientas de Ingeniería de Software para sistemas distribuidos, orientadas a diferentes clases de sistemas, tales como sistemas WEB, sistemas de E-government, sistemas para dispositivos móviles. Esta línea ha significado la transferencia de conocimiento a diferentes sectores, tanto públicos como privados o mixtos....

  9. Sistemas territoriales de salud frente al sistema general de seguridad social en salud de Colombia

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    Jahir Alexander Gutiérrez Ossa

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available Introducción: El artículo expone los elementos y fundamentos que podrían avalar la generación de sistemas de seguridad social en salud territorial, en complementación con el sistema general preexistente. Materiales y Métodos: La eclosión generalizada en los sistemas de salud, implica la revisión de los modelos propuestos de carácter central y territorial. El análisis económico institucional, permite analizar las condiciones que tienen los sistemas generales para impactar en los esquemas territoriales. Resultados: Es el momento preciso, para que el sistema general en Colombia responda efectivamente en la materia, y que tanto ello, podría dar cuenta de la capacidad sistémica del mismo en el escenario territorial. Discusión: Es importante, que las gobernaciones y municipios planteen el alcance de dicha iniciativa. El Sistema General de Seguridad Social en Salud en Colombia, gira en torno a modelos y no a la concepción de sistema de salud efectivamente. Conclusiones: La definición de sistema de salud está opacando la atención para definir lo que implica efectivamente la salud, independiente de cualquier sistema al que se pretenda apuntar al final. Palabras clave: Cobertura de Servicios Públicos de Salud, Evaluación en Salud, Sistemas Multiinstitucionales, Sistemas Nacionales de Salud, Políticas Públicas de Salud. (Fuente: DeCS BIREME. Cómo citar este artículo: Gutiérrez Ossa JA, Restrepo Avendaño RD. Sistemas territoriales de salud frente al sistema general de seguridad social en salud de Colombia. Rev Cuid. 2014; 5(1: 623-32.

  10. Synthesis and mesomorphic properties of 5,10,15,20-tetra(aminophenyl)porphin derivatives on the basis of 3,4,5-trihydroxybenzoic acid

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    Bykova, V.; Zharova, M.; Semeikin, A.; Karmanova, T.; Usol'tseva, Nadezhda

    2004-09-01

    The synthesis and investigation of mesomorphic properties of 5,10,15,20-tetra(aminophenyl)porphin derivatives on the basis of 3,4,5-trihydroxybezoic acid were carried out to study the influence of molecular structure geometry on thermotropic and lyotropic mesomorphism in a number of organic solvents. Introduction of two bulky fragments into R1 position (X, XI) or four bulky fragments into R1 and R2 (XII, XIII) positions (in case of meta- or ortho-substitution of benzene rings) leads to emerging of monotropic mesophase. Tetra-substitution of porphyrine cycle in the para-position of the benzene ring (compound XIV) reveals the enantiotropic mesophase. The influence of bulky fragments on the glass-forming capacity of the compounds was researched.

  11. Synthesis, antifungal activities, and potential detoxification of N-(2,3,4,6-tetra-O-acetyl-beta-D-glucopyranosyl)thiocarbamates.

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    Zhou, Yaling; Wang, Li; Han, Lixia; Meng, Fangui; Yang, Chunlong

    2009-07-27

    A series of N-(2,3,4,6-tetra-O-acetyl-beta-D-glucopyranosyl)thiocarbamates were synthesized by the reaction of glucosyl isothiocyanates with monohydric and dihydric alcohols, and acetone oxime, using methods of both normal reaction and microwave-assisted synthesis. Antifungal activities of the title compounds were determined with three kinds of plant pathogenic fungi, Fusarium graminearum, Rhizoctoria cerealis, and Colletotrichum orbiculare. The synthesized glucosyl thiocarbamates easily reacted with HgCl(2) to give novel metal-organic compounds, bis[O-alkyl N-(2,3,4,6-tetra-O-acetyl-beta-D-glucopyranosyl)thiocarbamato]mercury, in yields of 80%. This strong affinity of thiocarbamates for mercury showed their potential utility in medical or marine environmental detoxification.

  12. Storföretag och sociala medier : En uppsats om Web 2.0s intåg i Tetra Pak

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    Malmquist, Joakim; DiLorenzo, Christopher

    2009-01-01

    Ett hjälpmedel för företag som är under mycket diskussion just nu är så kallade "Web 2.0"-verktyg. Det är en teknologi som har sina rötter i sociala medier som exempelvis Wikis och bloggar. Tetra Pak är ett stort svenskt företag som är under inledningsfasen av sin implementering av teknologin. Tack vare information som givits från anställda på Tetra Pak gavs deras bild av Web 2.0 och hur deras strategier för implementeringen såg ut. Den här uppsatsens syfte är att ta reda på vilka de viktigas...

  13. Zinc (II) [tetra(4-methylphenyl)] Porphyrin: a Novel and Reusable Catalyst for Efficient Synthesis of 2,4,5-trisubstituted Imidazoles Under Ultrasound Irradiation

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    Safari, Javad; Khalili, Shiva Dehghan; Banitaba, Sayed Hossein; Dehghani, Hossein [Univ. of Kashan, Kashan (Iran, Islamic Republic of)

    2011-10-15

    An efficient three-component one-step synthesis of 2,4,5-trisubstituted imidazoles by condensation reaction of 1,2-diketones or α-hydroxyketones with aromatic aldehydes and ammonium acetate using Zinc (II) [tetra (4-methylphenyl)] porphyrin as a novel and reusable catalyst under ultrasound irradiation at ambient temperature is described. In this method, α-hydroxyketones as well as 1,2-diketones were converted to their corresponding 2,4,5-trisubstituted imidazoles in excellent yields.

  14. Novel tetra-peptide insertion in Gag-p6 ALIX-binding motif in HIV-1 subtype C associated with protease inhibitor failure in Indian patients.

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    Neogi, Ujjwal; Rao, Shwetha D; Bontell, Irene; Verheyen, Jens; Rao, Vasudev R; Gore, Sagar C; Soni, Neelesh; Shet, Anita; Schülter, Eugen; Ekstrand, Maria L; Wondwossen, Amogne; Kaiser, Rolf; Madhusudhan, Mallur S; Prasad, Vinayaka R; Sonnerborg, Anders

    2014-09-24

    A novel tetra-peptide insertion was identified in Gag-p6 ALIX-binding region, which appeared in protease inhibitor failure Indian HIV-1C sequences (odds ratio=17.1, P ALIX-mediated virus release pathway, which is lacking in HIV-1C. The clinical importance of the insertion needs to be evaluated in HIV-1C dominating regions wherein the use of protease inhibitor drugs are being scaled up.

  15. Versatile supramolecular reactivity of zinc-tetra(4-pyridylporphyrin in crystalline solids: Polymeric grids with zinc dichloride and hydrogen-bonded networks with mellitic acid

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    Sophia Lipstman

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available Crystal engineering studies confirm that the zinc-tetra(4-pyridylporphyrin building block reveals versatile supramolecular chemistry. In this work, it was found to be reactive in the assembly of both (a a 2D polymeric array by a unique combination of self-coordination and coordination through external zinc dichloride linkers and (b an extended heteromolecular hydrogen-bonded network with mellitic acid sustained by multiple connectivity between the component species.

  16. Investigating copper toxicity in the tropical fish cardinal tetra (Paracheirodon axelrodi) in natural Amazonian waters: Measurements, modeling, and reality

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    Crémazy, Anne, E-mail: acremazy@zoology.ubc.ca [Department of Zoology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4 (Canada); Wood, Chris M. [Department of Zoology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4 (Canada); Smith, D. Scott [Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, ON N2L 3C5 (Canada); Ferreira, Márcio S. [Laboratory of Ecophysiology and Molecular Evolution, National Institute for Amazonian Research, Manaus, AM (Brazil); Johannsson, Ora E.; Giacomin, Marina [Department of Zoology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4 (Canada); Val, Adalberto L. [Laboratory of Ecophysiology and Molecular Evolution, National Institute for Amazonian Research, Manaus, AM (Brazil)

    2016-11-15

    Highlights: • Copper toxicity to a tropical fish varied greatly in different Amazonian waters. • The biotic ligand model could not capture this variability. • Possible physiological protection was offered by natural organic matter. • Care must be used in applying BLM to fish in tropical waters. - Abstract: Copper at high concentrations is an ionoregulatory toxicant in fish and its toxicity is known to be strongly modulated by the water chemistry. The toxicity of Cu to the tropical fish cardinal tetra (Paracheirodon axelrodi) was investigated in waters from two major rivers of the Amazon watershed: the Rio Negro (filtered <0.45 μm, pH 5.6, DOC = 8.4 mg L{sup −1}, Na = 33 μM, Ca = 8 μM) and the Rio Solimões (filtered <0.45 μm, pH 6.7, DOC = 2.8 mg L{sup −1}, Na = 185 μM, Ca = 340 μM), as well as in a natural “reference water” (groundwater) which was almost DOC-free (pH 6.0, DOC = 0.34 mg L{sup −1}, Na = 53 μM, Ca = 5 μM). Acute 96-h mortality, Cu bioaccumulation and net flux rates of Na{sup +}, Cl{sup −}, K{sup +} and total ammonia were determined in P. axelrodi exposed in each water. Copper speciation in each water was determined by two thermodynamic models and by potentiometry, and its toxicity was predicted based on the biotic ligand model (BLM) framework. Our results indicate that high Na{sup +} loss is the main mode of toxic action of Cu in P. axelrodi, in accordance with general theory. Cardinal tetra showed a particularly high ability to tolerate Cu and to maintain Na{sup +} balance, similar to the ability of this and other endemic Rio Negro species to tolerate low pH and ion-poor conditions. Cu toxicity was lower in Rio Negro than in the other two waters tested, and the free [Cu{sup 2+}] at the LC50, as determined by any of the three speciation methods tested, was approximately 10-fold higher. This variation could not be captured by a realistic set of BLM parameters. At least in part, this observation may be due to gill

  17. Rol del sistema kallicreína kinina y su interrelación con sistemas vasoactivos durante la preñez Role of the kallikrein kinin system and its interrelationship with vasoactive systems in pregnancy

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    Elisabet Oddo

    2011-10-01

    Full Text Available La hiperfiltración glomerular y el aumento de la reabsorción de sodio son factores fundamentales para el desarrollo de la unidad feto placentaria. Dichos factores resultan de adaptaciones hemodinámicas y renales en las que participan sistemas vasoactivos. Se pudo demostrar en ratas que la activación del sistema kallicreína kinina (SKK precede a la instalación de la hiperfiltración glomerular, dado que su inhibición por aprotinina previene el aumento del filtrado glomerular. Además, la inhibición individual o asociada de los efectores específicos del SKK, las prostaglandinas (PGs y el óxido nítrico (ON, confirman la dependencia del filtrado glomerular del SKK durante la preñez. Encontramos también que el sistema renina angiotensina (SRA participa en la generación de la hiperfiltración glomerular dado que ésta es afectada por la administración de bloqueantes del SRA. La inhibición máxima sobre el pico de hiperfiltración se obtuvo con el bloqueo de ambos sistemas (SKK y SRA. Además, estrategias para alterar la hiperfiltración glomerular y la reabsorción de sodio de la preñez evidenciaron alteraciones en el desarrollo de la unidad feto placentaria, menor número de crías, mayor cantidad de reabsorciones intrauterinas y retardo en el crecimiento. El tratamiento combinado de inhibidores del SKK asociados a bloqueantes del SRA o de óxido nítrico mostraron los mayores efectos. En consecuencia, demostramos que el SKK juega un rol central en los fenómenos de adaptación que acompañan la preñez normal. La interrelación del SKK con varios sistemas vasoactivos parecería formar una red que participa en las adaptaciones hemodinámicas para un adecuado desarrollo de la gestación y de la unidad feto-placentaria.Glomerular hyperfiltration and increased sodium reabsorption are key factors for the development of the fetus and placenta in pregnancy. These adjustments result from hemodynamic and renal factors involving vasoactive

  18. SCODA para el Desarrollo de Sistemas Multiagente

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    Jesús A. Román

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available El planteamiento de implementar sistemas multiagente de forma que puedan reutilizarse con distintos objetivos, dota a los desarrolladores de una metodología más eficaz en sus fines. Este artículo presenta SCODA, una arquitectura basada en cinco principios: estandaridad, especialización, facilidad de implementación, reutilización y computación distribuida. SCODA pretende facilitar el desarrollo de sistemas multiagente, basándose en el concepto de pequeños grupos de agentes denominados Comunidades Inteligentes Especializadas (CIE. Las CIE cuentan con funcionalidades específicas que permiten llevar a cabo la implementación de sistemas multiagente de forma escalable, dentro del marco de SCODA, pudiendo ser reutilizadas en diversos desarrollos.

  19. Contexto General de los Sistemas Agrarios

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    Vélez Escobar Norberto

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    Full Text Available Esta ponencia introdujo y delimitó el campo de trabajo para el panel: Formas o Sistemas de Producción Agraria. En ella se presentó y discutió la definición del concepto de FORMA DE PRODUCCION e igualmente planteó la taxonomía más general o "agrupamientos" de los sistemas de producción agraria en Colombia. Se identificaron cinco grupos de formas, en proceso de estructuración, empresariales, campesinas, de economía natural y experimentales; y a continuación se caracterizó y explicó cada uno de los cinco agrupamientos. La ponencia terminó sustentando la validez del trabajo académico basado en el enfoque de sistemas y presentó la evolución reciente de esta forma de trabajo en la Universidad Nacional, Seccional Medellín.

  20. Crystal structure of tetra-kis-(μ3-2-{[1,1-bis-(hy-droxy-meth-yl)-2-oxidoeth-yl]imino-meth-yl}phenolato)tetra-copper(II) ethanol monosolvate 2.5-hydrate.

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    Wang, Weilun; Ran, Jingwen

    2015-05-01

    The title compound, [Cu4(C11H13NO4)4]·CH3CH2OH·2.5H2O, is an electronically neutral tetra-nuclear copper(II) complex with a cubane-like Cu4O4 core. The complete molecule has point group symmetry 2. The phenol hy-droxy group and one of the three alcohol hy-droxy groups of each 2-{[tris-(hy-droxy-meth-yl)meth-yl]imino-meth-yl}phenol ligand are depro-ton-ated, while the secondary amine and the other two hy-droxy groups remain unchanged. The Cu(II) atoms in the Cu4O4 core are connected by four μ3-O atoms from the deprotonated alcohol hy-droxy groups. Each of the penta-coordinated Cu(II) ions has an NO4 distorted square-pyramidal environment through coordination to the tridentate Schiff base ligands. The Cu-N/O bond lengths span the range 1.902 (4)-1.955 (4) Å, similar to values reported for related structures. There are O-H⋯O hydrogen-bond inter-actions between the complex molecules and the ethanol and water solvent molecules, leading to the formation of a three-dimensional network. The ethanol solvent molecule is disordered about a twofold rotation axis. One of the two independent water molecules is also located on this twofold rotation axis and shows half-occupancy.

  1. Novel approach to study the cardiovascular effects and mechanism of action of urban particulate matter using lung epithelial-endothelial tetra-culture system.

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    Kim, Ha Ryong; Cho, Han Soo; Shin, Da Young; Chung, Kyu Hyuck

    2017-02-01

    In vitro models have become increasingly sophisticated, and their usefulness in supporting toxicity testing is well established. The present study was designed to establish a novel in vitro model that mimics the cellular network surrounding airways and pulmonary blood vessels, to study the cardiovascular toxic effects of particulate matter (PM). Transwell culture method was used to develop a novel tetra-culture system consisting of tri-cultures (one lung epithelial and two immune cell lines) in the apical chamber and endothelial cells in the basolateral chamber. Tri-cultures were exposed to standard reference material (SRM) 1648a, an urban PM. SRM 1648a did not show cytotoxic effects; however, it increased IL-6 level in apical and basolateral chambers. The cells in the basolateral chamber showed increased monocyte adhesion. Furthermore, exposure of tri-cultured cells to SRM 1648a in the apical chamber induced ICAM-1 expression in endothelial cells in the basolateral chamber by activating the IL-6/STAT3 pathway. In conclusion, a tetra-culture system was established to facilitate the identification of cellular adhesion molecule expression induced by the interaction between pulmonary epithelial and endothelial cells. The tetra-culture system will contribute to elucidation of the relationships between inhalable PM and cardiovascular diseases. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  2. Eficacia de los sistemas ofensivosen balonmano

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    Demetrio Lozano Jarque

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo del presente artículo es conocer la influencia de las variables que intervienen en la eficacia ofensiva en el balonmano de alto rendimiento. Valoramos la utilización de los sistemas tácticos ofensivos en ataque posicional (estructurados o no estructurados y en contraataque teniendo en cuenta: el tipo de defensa, la simetría o asimetría numérica de jugadores y el orden de la secuencia ofensiva. Utilizamos la metodología observacional, un instrumento de observación (SOBM-2 y un instrumento de registro Match Vision Premium v.1.0, que nos ha permitido estudiar la fase final del Campeonato del Mundo 2011. Los resultados alcanzados, mediante estadística descriptiva y análisis secuencial de T-patterns obtenidos con el software Theme 5.0, muestran: primero que la eficacia ofensiva de cada sistema táctico depende de múltiples factores y segundo que la fase ofensiva del contraataque es la de mayor resolución independientemente de la defensa contraria o la simetría/asimetría numérica de jugadores. Podemos concluir que el sistema táctico ofensivo más utilizado, aunque no siempre es el más eficaz, es el sistema estructurado y que la variabilidad a lo largo del partido de los sistemas ofensivos (auto-organización no lineal del sistema supone ventajas en la dinámica del juego.

  3. Psiconeuroinmunología: Conexiones entre sistema nervioso y sistema inmune

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    García López, Luis Joaquín

    2008-09-01

    Full Text Available La psiconeuroinmunología es una nueva parcela de la ciencia que apenas lleva tres décadas, pero que en los últimos años ha sido objeto de una enorme atención por diversos grupos de investigación. El articulo pretende exponer brevemente cómo están organizados los sistemas inmune y neuroendocrino, para después presentar los hallazgos que hasta el momento intentan dar explicación de las relaciones entre ambos con el sistema nervioso, así como las influencias de unos sobre otros, más concretamente expresar la relación entre los tres sistemas responsables de la defensa del organismo y, más ampliamente, de su mantenimiento homeostático. Cuando se trata de amenazas, el sistema nervioso central tiene que decidir qué sistema se pone en marcha, el sistema de estrés como energía para el ataque o la huida (un animal que nos quiere atacar, el sistema inmune para neutralizar el antígeno (un virus que nos quiere atacar o ambos (la energía es necesaria también para el sistema inmune. Como parece ser que en muchas ocasiones la depresión aparece tras los esfuerzos infructuosos de puesta en marcha de estrategias de afrontamiento, también hemos repasado sucintamente algunas investigaciones que relacionan al sistema inmune con la depresión, así como con los trastornos del sueño. Se finaliza con las aportaciones que la psicología puede ofrecer a nivel terapéutico.

  4. El Derecho Administrativo del Sistema Comunitario Andino

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    Jorge Enrique Santos Rodríguez

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available Una de las tendencias contemporáneas del Derecho Administrativo es el reconocimiento de su existencia más allá de las fronteras de un Estado. Bajo esa premisa, se busca demostrar que en la Comunidad Andina de Naciones se configuran los elementos suficientes para afirmar que existe un Derecho Administrativo Comunitario Andino, en la medida en que de las normas andinas se desprende la existencia de una función administrativa andina, una organización administrativa al seno del Sistema Andino de Integración, un sistema de fuentes administrativas andina y un contencioso administrativo comunitario.

  5. Sistema de comunicaciones para una planta fotovoltaica

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    Martín Aragón, José Manuel

    2012-01-01

    Las plantas solares fotovoltaicas, que son cada vez más habituales en nuestra sociedad, necesitan contar con un sistema de comunicaciones que permita la monitorización continua del funcionamiento de los diferentes equipos así como el control remoto de los mismos y la regulación de la producción. En este Proyecto se ha estudiado la estructura eléctrica y constructiva de una planta fotovoltaica genérica, prestando especial atención a los requerimientos que debe reunir el sistema de comunicac...

  6. Sistema de gestión documental

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    Fernández Gómez, Javier

    2015-01-01

    Esta memoria expone la planificación, el análisis, el diseño y el desarrollo de un sistema de gestión documental, en adelante SGD, configurable, es decir, adaptable a un ámbito determinado. El SGD consta de dos grupos de interfaces o funcionalidades claramente diferenciadas: administración y gestión documental. Aquesta memòria exposa la planificació, l'anàlisi, el disseny i el desenvolupament d'un sistema de gestió documental, d'ara endavant SGA, configurable, és a dir, adaptable a un àmbi...

  7. Sistema de navegacion tubular para vias digestivas altas

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    Casallas Mora, Andrea Del Mar; Amaris Serrato, Lerly Yulieth; Carvajal Gaitan, Cindy Lizeth; Rojas Cifuentes, Camilo Andres

    2013-01-01

    ...; siendo este un sistema mas efectivo y agil, comparado con la capsula endoscopica y el equipo actual, por lo cual incluira un sistema de toma de biopsias para analizar enfermedades gastroenterologicas...

  8. Sistema de seguridad en redes locales utilizando sistemas multiagentes distribuidos. Net-Mass

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    Daniel Horfan Álvarez; Andrew Mark; Lucas Adrián Gómez Blandón

    2005-01-01

    La seguridad en las redes de datos es uno de los elementos neurálgicos dentro de una organización, ya que requiere de diferentes estrategias de protección para salvaguardar puntos vulnerables, y de la coordinación y distribución de esfuerzos para cercar todas las posibles formas de ataques informáticos. En este artículo se propone un sistema multiagente distribuido como herramienta de protección para redes con diferentes sistemas operativos y susceptibilidad de diversos ataques.El sistema pro...

  9. El sistema linfático: el gran olvidado del sistema circulatorio

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    Susana Olmos Martínez; Valentín Gavidia Catalán

    2014-01-01

    En el presente artículo se analizan los modelos mentales y las concepciones alternativas que tienen los estudiantes de distintos niveles educativos sobre el sistema linfático como componente del sistema circulatorio. Se establece una relación con las dificultades que se salvaron a lo largo de la historia en la adquisición de dichos conocimientos. Los resultados muestran una deficiente relación entre los sistemas linfáticos y sanguíneos, una falta de conocimientos tanto anatómicos como fisioló...

  10. Embryonic and Morphological Development of Larvae and Juvenile of the Buenos Aires Tetra, Hyphessobrycon anisitsi (Pisces Characidae) Characidae Fishes.

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    Park, Jae-Min; Han, Kyeong-Ho; Han, Ran

    2015-03-01

    We have launched an investigation for Embryonic Development, Larvae and Juvenile Morphology, of Buenos aires tetra in order to build basic data of Characidae and fish seeding production. We brought 50 couples of Characidae from Bizidduck aquarium in Yeosu-si, Jeollanamdo, from Korea on March of 2015. We put them in the tetragonal glass aquarium (50×50×30 cm). Breeding water temperature was 27.5~28.5°C (mean 28.0±0.05°C) and being maintained. The shape of fertilized egg was round shape, and it was adhesive demersal egg. The egg size was 0.63~0.91 mm (mean 0.74±0.07 mm, n=20). After getting fertilized egg, the developmental stage was gastrula stage, and embryo covered almost two-thirds of Yolk. Incubation was happened after 16 hours 13 minutes from gastrula stage, and the tail of juvenile came out first with tearing egg capsule. Immediately after the incubation, prelarvae had 3.78~3.88 mm length (mean 3.84±0.04 mm, n=5), and it had no mouth and anus yet. 34 days after hatching from the incubation, juvenile had 8.63~13.1 mm (mean 10.9±1.66 mm), and it had similar silver-colored body shape with its mother.

  11. Tetra-anionic porphyrin loading onto ZnO nanoneedles: A hybrid covalent/non covalent approach

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    Di Mauro, Alessandro; Smecca, Emanuele [Dipartimento di Scienze Chimiche and INSTM UdR Catania, Università di Catania, Viale Andrea Doria 6, 95100 Catania (Italy); D' Urso, Alessandro [Dipartimento di Scienze Chimiche, Università di Catania, Viale Andrea Doria 6, 95100 Catania (Italy); Condorelli, Guglielmo G. [Dipartimento di Scienze Chimiche and INSTM UdR Catania, Università di Catania, Viale Andrea Doria 6, 95100 Catania (Italy); Fragalà, Maria Elena, E-mail: me.fragala@unict.it [Dipartimento di Scienze Chimiche and INSTM UdR Catania, Università di Catania, Viale Andrea Doria 6, 95100 Catania (Italy)

    2014-02-14

    A stepwise surface functionalization procedure, based on hybrid covalent and non-covalent approach is herein proposed to anchor tetra-anionic meso-tetrakis(4-sulfonatophenyl)porphyrin on ZnO nanorods. Carboxyalkylphosphonic acids have been proven effective to form stable self-assembled monolayers through the surface grafting of –PO{sub 3}H{sub 2} headgroups. The exposed carboxylic functionalities are suitable for the successful grafting of cationic poly-L-lysine that drives, in water, the non-covalent anchoring of the anionic porphyrin. A stepwise surface characterization, provided by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, elucidates the multilayers deposition and surface composition after each process step, thus, giving interesting insights on the chemical speciation of the exposed functionalities. UV–vis spectroscopy confirms the role of ZnO morphology to increase the porphyrin loading onto the investigated surfaces. The proposed approach is effective to achieve deposition of anionic porphyrins on ZnO nanostructures and combines the robustness of covalent functionalization with the versatility and full reversibility of the non-covalent strategies. - Highlights: • ZnO nanoneedles are covalently functionalized with carboxyalkylphosphonic acids. • Polylysine drives non-covalent loading of H{sub 2}TPPS on ZnO nanoneedles. • XPS stepwise analysis provides information on surface composition and termination. • ZnO nanostructuration increases the surface porphyrin loading.

  12. Seventy-five-million-year-old tropical tetra-like fish from Canada tracks Cretaceous global warming.

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    Newbrey, M G; Murray, A M; Wilson, M V H; Brinkman, D B; Neuman, A G

    2009-11-07

    Newly discovered fossil fish material from the Cretaceous Dinosaur Park Formation of Alberta, Canada, documents the presence of a tropical fish in this northern area about 75 million years ago (Ma). The living relatives of this fossil fish, members of the Characiformes including the piranha and neon tetras, are restricted to tropical and subtropical regions, being limited in their distribution by colder temperatures. Although characiform fossils are known from Cretaceous through to Cenozoic deposits, none has been reported previously from North America. The modern distribution of characiforms in Mexico and southern Texas in the southernmost United States is believed to have been the result of a relatively recent colonization less than 12 Ma. The new Canadian fossils document the presence of these fish in North America in the Late Cretaceous, a time of significantly warmer global temperatures than now. Global cooling after this time apparently extirpated them from the northern areas and these fishes only survived in more southern climes. The lack of early Cenozoic characiform fossils in North America suggests that marine barriers prevented recolonization during warmer times, unlike in Europe where Eocene characiform fossils occur during times of global warmth.

  13. Unique effects of the chain lengths and anions of tetra-alkylammonium salts on quenching pyrene excimer.

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    Jang, Hyun-Sook; Zhao, Jing; Lei, Yu; Nieh, Mu-Ping

    2014-09-10

    Pyrene (Py) excimer, through its unique fluorescence quenching, exhibits high sensitivity and high selectivity in detecting specific electron-deficient molecules, providing a potential platform for sensing technology, optical switch, and probing hydrophobicity of molecular environment. In solution state, its quenching mechanism has been well-studied. However, there remain many unknown properties regarding the quenching mechanism of the solid-state Py excimer. In this paper, the effects of a series of tetra-alkylammonium salts (with a variety of chain lengths and anions) on Py excimer quenching are investigated to identify the controlling parameters of the fluorescence quenching in the binary system. Several experimental approaches including steady-state fluorescence spectroscopy, UV absorption, (13)C-nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectra, X-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy, and time-dependent fluorescence decay are employed to seek for the fundamental understanding of the quenching mechanism. The result indicates a unique quenching effect of tetrabutylammonium cation on the pyrene excimer, and which is not observed in the other cations with different chain lengths (the same associated hexafluorophosphate anions). Meanwhile, hexafluorophosphate anion (in the presence of tetrabutylammonium) is able to effectively retain Py excimer fluorescence when the system is prepared by evaporating solvent at high temperature. It is also confirmed that dynamic quenching is involved in the process. Hydrophobic environment around Py molecules shows strong correlation with the formation of Py excimer. The knowledge obtained in this study provides the insights to how the interaction between salt and Py molecule affects the excimer fluorescence.

  14. The effect of virtual reality and tetra-ataxiometric posturography programs on stroke patients with impaired standing balance.

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    Song, Yoon Bum; Chun, Min Ho; Kim, Won; Lee, Sook Joung; Yi, Jin Hwa; Park, Dae Hwan

    2014-04-01

    To investigate the effect of virtual reality (VR) and a tetra-ataxiometric posturography (Tetrax) program on stroke patients with impaired standing balance. Thirty acute stroke patients with impaired standing balance were recruited and randomly assigned to a VR, Tetrax, or control group. All patients received conventional balance training as a baseline; and VR and Tetrax patients received VR or Tetrax treatment, in addition. The primary outcome measures to evaluate the overall standing balance were the Berg Balance Scale (BBS) and the falling index (FI). The secondary outcome measures were the stability index (SI) and the weight distribution index (WDI), which were used to evaluate the balance status according to specific body positions. The FI, SI, and WDI were measured using the Tetrax instrument. The BBS and FI scores were improved in all groups, with no significant differences between groups. In open-eyed positions, the VR group showed significantly greater improvement in SI and WDI scores than the control group (pTetrax group showed significantly greater improvement in SI and WDI scores than the control group (pTetrax programs did not lead to an overall benefit in balance. VR and Tetrax did, however, demonstrate a benefit in specific positions. A Tetrax program may benefit patients with abnormal proprioceptive function, whereas a VR program may benefit patients with normal sensory function.

  15. Tetra, a modeling system for the generation of the atomic configurations of branched wurtzite/zincblende nanostructures

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    Graf, Peter; Kim, Kwiseon; Jones, Wesley; Wang, Lin-Wang

    2007-03-01

    The first step in simulating properties of nanostructures is generation of accurate atomic configurations. For complex objects such as the multiply branched heterostructures synthesized by Alivisatos et al.^1, this is nontrivial. We report here on our code, ``tetra,'' that accomplishes this task. Borrowing from techniques of computer graphics, we represent the complex structure as a tree, each node of which is a shape with fixed crystal structure, and use concatenation of 4 by 4 homogeneous transformation matrices to arrange these fixed building blocks into the final object. A simple text based input ``language'' describes the connectivity and dimensions of the structure. The ultimate purpose of this code is use within a package that will explore and optimize electronic properties of such structures with respect to their geometry^2. We will present examples of both structures and subsequent semi-empirical pseudopotential-based^3 electronic structure calculations. [1] A. P. Alivisatos, et al., Nature, 430, 190 (2004). [2] J. Li and L. W. Wang, NanoLetters, 3, 10, 1357-1363 (2003). [3] L. W. Wang and A. Zunger, Phys. Rev. B 51, 17398 (1995).

  16. Separation properties of aluminium-plastic laminates in post-consumer Tetra Pak with mixed organic solvent.

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    Zhang, S F; Zhang, L L; Luo, K; Sun, Z X; Mei, X X

    2014-04-01

    The separation properties of the aluminium-plastic laminates in postconsumer Tetra Pak structure were studied in this present work. The organic solvent blend of benzene-ethyl alcohol-water was used as the separation reagent. Then triangle coordinate figure analysis was taken to optimize the volume proportion of various components in the separating agent and separation process. And the separation temperature of aluminium-plastic laminates was determined by the separation time, efficiency, and total mass loss of products. The results show that cost-efficient separations perform best with low usage of solvents at certain temperatures, for certain times, and within a certain range of volume proportions of the three components in the solvent agent. It is also found that similar solubility parameters of solvents and polyethylene adhesives (range 26.06-34.85) are a key factor for the separation of the aluminium-plastic laminates. Such multisolvent processes based on the combined-system concept will be vital to applications in the recycling industry.

  17. TETRA: a web-service and a stand-alone program for the analysis and comparison of tetranucleotide usage patterns in DNA sequences

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    Bauer Margarete

    2004-10-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background In the emerging field of environmental genomics, direct cloning and sequencing of genomic fragments from complex microbial communities has proven to be a valuable source of new enzymes, expanding the knowledge of basic biological processes. The central problem of this so called metagenome-approach is that the cloned fragments often lack suitable phylogenetic marker genes, rendering the identification of clones that are likely to originate from the same genome difficult or impossible. In such cases, the analysis of intrinsic DNA-signatures like tetranucleotide frequencies can provide valuable hints on fragment affiliation. With this application in mind, the TETRA web-service and the TETRA stand-alone program have been developed, both of which automate the task of comparative tetranucleotide frequency analysis. Availability: http://www.megx.net/tetra Results TETRA provides a statistical analysis of tetranucleotide usage patterns in genomic fragments, either via a web-service or a stand-alone program. With respect to discriminatory power, such an analysis outperforms the assignment of genomic fragments based on the (G+C-content, which is a widely-used sequence-based measure for assessing fragment relatedness. While the web-service is restricted to the calculation of correlation coefficients between tetranucleotide usage patterns of submitted DNA sequences, the stand-alone program generates a much more detailed output, comprising all raw data and graphical plots. The stand-alone program is controlled via a graphical user interface and can batch-process a multitude of sequences. Furthermore, it comes with pre-computed tetranucleotide usage patterns for 166 prokaryote chromosomes, providing a useful reference dataset and source for data-mining. Conclusions Up to now, the analysis of skewed oligonucleotide distributions within DNA sequences is not a commonly used tool within metagenomics. With the TETRA web-service and stand

  18. Estabilización robusta de sistemas lineales

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    Horacio Leyva Castellanos

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available En este trabajo se muestra un conjunto de resultados que permiten abordar el problema de la estabilización robusta de una familia de sistemas lineales positivos. Se describen dos nuevas aplicaciones en la teoría de control positivo para sistemas compartimentales y se muestra la aplicación de un teorema de robustez para tales sistemas

  19. Modelación energética y operacional del sistema de agua de alimentar caldera de una central termoeléctrica; Modeling energetic and operational of the boiler feed water system of a power plant

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    Ernesto Miguel Solís Alemán

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    Full Text Available Se propone un modelo combinado basado en la implementación paralela de dos aproximadores funcionales, utilizando una red neuronal del tipo (MLP y una regresión estadística, para la obtención de las características energéticas y de operación actual del Sistema de Agua de Alimentar Caldera (SAAC en una Central Termoeléctrica (CTE, en la cual se regula el flujo de agua a la caldera por variación de velocidad. La respuesta del modelo combinado se obtiene a partir de la suma ponderada de cada aproximador funcional. Dicho modelo es utilizado para relacionar el consumo de corriente y la posición del variador de velocidad, en función de la presión de descarga y el flujo entregado por cada bomba del SAAC. Para el ajuste de los modelos se utilizan mediciones almacenadas en el archivo histórico del sistema SCADA, donde se aplica un método de procesamiento de datos para eliminar ruidos que pueden afectar el ajuste de los modelos propuestos.Is proposed a combined model based on the parallel implementation of two functional approximators, using a neural network of the type (MLP and a statistical regression to obtain the actual energetic and operation characteristics of the Boiler Feed Water System (BFWS in a Power Plant, in which the water flow to the boiler is controlled by variation speed. The response of the combined model is obtained from the weighted sum of each functional approximator. This model is used to relate the current consumption and the position of the speed variator, in function of the discharge pressure and flow delivered by each pump of the BFWS. For the fit of the models is used save measurements of the historical file of the SCADA system, where is applied a data processing method to eliminating noise that can affect the fit of the models proposed.

  20. Combined instruments for the screening of dementia in older people with low Education Instrumentos combinados para o rastreio de demência em idosos com baixo nível educacional

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    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE: To determine which combination of cognitive tests and informant reports can improve the diagnostic accuracy of dementia screening in low educated older people. METHOD: Patients with mild to moderate dementia (n=34 according to ICD-10 and DSM-III-R criteria and 59 older controls were assessed with the Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE and the Fuld Object Memory Evaluation (FOME. Informants were assessed using the Informant Questionnaire on Cognitive Decline in the Elderly and the Bayer-Activities of Daily Living Scale. RESULTS: The 4 instruments combined with the mixed rule correctly classified 100% and the logistic regression (weighted sum classified 95.7% of subjects. The weighted sum had a significantly larger ROC area compared to MMSE (p=0.008 and FOME (p=0.023. The specificity of the tested combinations was superior to the MMSE alone (p=0.002. CONCLUSIONS: Cognitive tests combined with informant reports can improve the screening of mild to moderate dementia in low educated older people.OBJETIVO: Determinar qual combinação de testes cognitivos e avaliações do informante pode melhorar o rastreio de demência em idosos com baixo nível educacional. MÉTODO: Pacientes com demência leve a moderada (n=34 de acordo com critérios da CID-10 e DSM-III-R, e 59 controles idosos foram avaliados com o Mini-Exame do Estado Mental (MEEM e com o "Fuld Object Memory Evaluation" (FOME. Informantes foram avaliados com o "Informant Questionnaire on Cognitive Decline in the Elderly" e a escala Bayer-Atividades da Vida Diária. RESULTADOS: Os quatro instrumentos combinados com a regra mista classificaram 100% e a regressão logística (soma ponderada classificou 95,7% dos sujeitos. A soma ponderada teve uma área da curva ROC significativamente maior comparada ao MEEM (p=0,008 e FOME (p=0,023. A especificidade das combinações testadas foi superior ao MEEM isolado (p=0,002. CONCLUSÕES: Testes cognitivos combinados com relatos dos informantes

  1. Sistemas territoriales de salud frente al sistema general de seguridad social en salud de Colombia

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    Jahir Alexander Gutiérrez Ossa; Rubén Darío Restrepo Avendaño

    2014-01-01

    Introducción: El artículo expone los elementos y fundamentos que podrían avalar la generación de sistemas de seguridad social en salud territorial, en complementación con el sistema general preexistente. Materiales y Métodos: La eclosión generalizada en los sistemas de salud, implica la revisión de los modelos propuestos de carácter central y territorial. El análisis económico institucional, permite analizar las condiciones que tienen los sistemas generales para impactar en los esquemas terri...

  2. ENEA presenta sistema ADS per trattamento scorie

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    2002-01-01

    "Arriva il sistema Ads (Accelerator driven system) per il trattamento dei rifiuti radioattivi. Lo studio di fattibilita' per l' innovativa tecnologia, realizzato da un gruppo di lavoro congiunto Enea, Cea, Cern e Ansaldo, e' stato presentato oggi nel corso di un workshop presieduto dal premio Nobel per la fisica, Carlo Rubbia" (1/2 page).

  3. Sistemas de Transporte de Datos (II) - Programa

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    Candelas Herías, Francisco Andrés

    2009-01-01

    Este documento presenta el contenido de la asignatura Sistemas de Transporte de Datos de Ingeniería Informática de la UA, mostrando con detalle el programa de teoría, los temas abordados en prácticas, y las referencias bibliográficas para la asignatura.

  4. El Sistema and American Music Education

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    Lesniak, Melissa

    2012-01-01

    The brainchild of Jose Antonio Abreu, El Sistema, a music education program for aspiring orchestra musicians launched in Venezuela for students of limited means and now spreading to other parts of the world, has become a subject of interest to music teachers and teacher educators in North America. This article examines a bit of the program's…

  5. Sombras no Sistema Diédrico

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    Tereno, Maria do Céu

    2011-01-01

    Complilação de material didático sobre o Estudo das sombras no sistema diédrico. Estudo dos métodos de representação. Estudo da intersecção de sólidos. Superfícies de cobertura resultantes da intersecção de sólidos.

  6. Elementos del sistema electoral del Congreso Mexicano

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    Aldo Medina García

    2013-07-01

    Full Text Available El presente artículo es un estudio de los componentes del sistema electoral, diseñado por el legislador mexicano para integrar al parlamento federal. Estudio desarrollado a sabiendas de la importancia que reviste el sistema electoral como un medio que permite a los ciudadanos convertir su voto expresado en las urnas en escaños a favor de determinado candidato o partido. En dicho análisis tomamos en cuenta la evolución constitucional del sistema electoral mexicano, la participación de las fuerzas minoritarias en la integración del Senado y de la Cámara de Diputados, la división que se hace del territorio en circunscripciones electorales, la barrera electoral que se fija a los partidos políticos para acceder a la representación en el Parlamento, la fórmula de asignación que se aplica a la votación obtenida, para finalmente concluir que el sistema electoral mexicano es esencialmente mayoritario aun cuando se vista de proporcional.

  7. Elementos del sistema electoral del Congreso Mexicano

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    Aldo Medina García

    2013-08-01

    Full Text Available El presente artículo es un estudio de los componentes del sistema electoral, diseñado por el legislador mexicano para integrar al parlamento federal. Estudio desarrollado a sabiendas de la importancia que reviste el sistema electoral como un medio que permite a los ciudadanos convertir su voto expresado en las urnas en escaños a favor de determinado candidato o partido. En dicho análisis tomamos en cuenta la evolución constitucional del sistema electoral mexicano, la participación de las fuerzas minoritarias en la integración del Senado y de la Cámara de Diputados, la división que se hace del territorio en circunscripciones electorales, la barrera electoral que se fija a los partidos políticos para acceder a la representación en el Parlamento, la fórmula de asignación que se aplica a la votación obtenida, para finalmente concluir que el sistema electoral mexicano es esencialmente mayoritario aun cuando se vista de proporcional.

  8. Observadores Distribuidos Garantistas para Sistemas en Red

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    Ramón A. García

    2017-07-01

    Full Text Available Resumen: En este artículo se propone un observador distribuido garantista para sistemas en red, considerando de forma explícita el problema de los retardos variables en las comunicaciones. Se asume que la información intercambiada entre agentes llega siempre a su destino, si bien las comunicaciones están sujetas a retardos variables, cuyo valor máximo se supone conocido. Cada observador trabaja con información parcial, y necesita comunicarse con observadores vecinos para llevar a cabo una estimación del estado completo del sistema. Para representar a los conjuntos garantistas, cuya función es acotar en tiempo real la región en la que se encuentra el estado del sistema, se ha optado por la utilización de zonotopos. Esto permite integrar de forma sencilla la información recibida por cada agente. Finalmente se presentan resultados de simulación para validar el algoritmo propuesto. Abstract: This paper proposes a guaranteed distributed observer for networked systems, taking into account the problem of the variable delays in communications. We assume that the information exchanged among the agents always arrives to its destination, although the communication are subject to variable delays, whose maximum value is known. Each observer works with partial information, and needs to communicate with neighbouring observers to carry out an estimation of the complete state of the system. The guaranteed sets, whose function is to delimit in real time the region in which the state of the system belong to, are represented by zonotopes. This kind of sets allows a simple integration of the information received by each agent. Finally some results obtained with the proposed algorithm are shown in simulations. Palabras clave: Estimación Distribuida, Observadores de Estado, Sistemas con Retardos, Sistemas en red, Zonotopos, Keywords: Distributed Estimation, State Observers, Delays Systems, Networked systems, Zonotopes

  9. Sistemas distribuidos: tecnología y casos de estudio

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    Pesado, Patricia Mabel; Thomas, Pablo Javier; Bertone, Rodolfo Alfredo; Ramón, Hugo Dionisio; Boracchia, Marcos; Ibañez, Eduardo; Estrebou, César Armando; Marrero, Luciano; Delía, Lisandro Nahuel; Galdámez, Nicolás; Cáseres, Germán; Albanesi, María Bernarda

    2012-01-01

    Se presenta una línea de investigación y desarrollo, que tiene por objeto estudiar temas relacionados con aspectos de Ingeniería de Software orientados al desarrollo e implementación de proyectos concretos de Sistemas Distribuidos, en particular Sistemas Distribuidos con restricciones de Tiempo Real, Sistemas Web, Sistemas Sensibles al Contexto y Sistemas para Dispositivos Móviles, considerando las extensiones necesarias en las metodologías y herramientas clásicas. Se ha logrado transferir lo...

  10. Sistema de inferencia difusa basado en relaciones Booleanas

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    Helbert Eduardo Espitia Cuchango

    2010-09-01

    Full Text Available Este documento describe la estructura de un sistema de inferencia difusa basado en relaciones booleanas. La teoría relacionada con lógica y conjuntos booleanos es una buena herramienta para el diseño de automatismos y sistemas digitales. Una variación con la cual se busca mejorar los sistemas basados en automatismos consiste en emplear conjuntos difusos en lugar de booleanos. Lo anterior se realiza con el objetivo de tener una acción continua en el actuador del automatismo. Al realizar esta variación y al aplicar la metodología de diseño de los sistemas de automatismos, aparecen los sistemas de inferencia difusa basados en relaciones booleanas.Aunque inicialmente esta propuesta se realizó considerando sistemas de automatismos, se observa que es posible extenderla a sistemas de inferencia difusa.

  11. Parâmetros bioquímicos e cinética de lactato sanguíneo de sujeitos HIV+ submetidos ao treinamento físico combinado

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    Joice Cristina dos Santos TROMBETA

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available Resumo O objetivo deste estudo foi verificar a cinética de lactato sanguíneo (CLS e a sua resposta ao treinamento físico combinado (TFC bem como avaliar os efeitos sobre os aspectos bioquímicos, imunológicos, cardiorrespiratório e composição corporal de pessoas vivendo com HIV/AIDS. Doze voluntários HIV+ realizaram o TFC, por um período de 16 semanas, e foram submetidos às avaliações nos momentos pré, oito e 16 semanas de TFC. Ao final, houve um aumento das células TCD4+ e manutenção da carga viral, aumento do consumo máximo de oxigênio e da força muscular e, ainda, aumento do HDL-c e diminuição dos triglicerídeos e glicemia de jejum. Ainda, ocorreu aumento da CLS após o período de treinamento. Concluímos que o TFC influenciou positivamente os parâmetros imunológicos, bioquímicos, cardiorrespiratório e muscular, no entanto, a questão relacionada à CLS necessita de estudos futuros para maiores esclarecimentos.

  12. CONSUMERS'ACCEPTANCE OF FRESH AND COMBINED METHODS PROCESSED MELON, MANGO AND CASHEW APPLE ACEITAÇÃO DO CONSUMIDOR DE MELÃO, MANGA E CAJU IN NATURA E PROCESSADOS POR MÉTODOS COMBINADOS

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    RENATA TIEKO NASSU

    2001-12-01

    Full Text Available Fresh and combined methods processed Cantaloupe melons, mangoes and cashew apples were submitted to consumers' acceptance and scored on a nine-point hedonic scale. Fruits were osmotically treated in sucrose syrup with two different concentrations of SO2. Overall acceptance, appearance, aroma, flavor and texture were evaluated. Fresh cashew apples received lower scores for acceptance than processed cashew apples while fresh mangoes were more acceptable than processed mangoes. Acceptance of fresh melons and processed melons was similar. Treatments of the tropical fruits with two different concentrations of SO2 did not demonstrate significant differences between the fruits tested.Melões 'Cantaloupe', mangas e pedúnculos de caju in natura e processados por métodos combinados foram submetidos a testes de aceitação, utilizando-se de escala hedônica de nove pontos. As frutas sofreram tratamento osmótico em um xarope de sacarose com duas diferentes concentrações de SO2. Foram avaliados aceitação global, aparência, aroma, sabor e textura. Pedúnculos de caju in natura obtiveram notas menores para aceitação se comparados aos processados, enquanto mangas in natura foram mais aceitas do que as processadas. A aceitação de melões in natura e processados foi similar. Tratamentos com diferentes concentrações de SO2 não apresentaram diferenças significativas entre os frutos estudados.

  13. Combined Learning (face-to-face/virtual and the Development of Written Communication Skills El aprendizaje combinado y el desarrollo de las habilidades requeridas para la comunicación escrita

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    Olga Ligia Solano Córdoba

    2013-08-01

    Full Text Available This paper summarizes the results of the research project El aprendizaje combinado (presencial y no presencial apoyado por el uso de internet  y su utilidad para el desarrollo de las habilidades de expresión escrita [The Use of Combined Learning (face-to-face and virtual in Developing Written Expression Skills] conducted in 2011-2012 with the support of the Office of the Vice-President for Research of the Costa Rica Institute of Technology. This research-action study was focused on exploring and systematizing the contribution of combined learning activities (bimodal courses to develop written expression skills. Didactic strategies were designed to use forums, wikis, blogs, bibliography managers, concept mapping software, as well as online spelling checkers and dictionaries as means to promote the use of written language in relevant contexts. The total study population included eighty-one students from the University of Costa Rica and the Costa Rica Institute of Technology, and thirteen faculty members (ten were higher education teachers, three were teachers of the Ministry of Public Education of Costa Rica working with students from the 7th to the 11th grades, and there was a teacher working in both contexts. The outcomes of the project were evaluated through the analysis of products selected, panel discussions with the participant teachers, interviews to the participant population, and the analysis of the researcher’s project journals.  This study concludes that combined learning contributes to improving written expression skills, since it involves the development of skills and competencies to accomplish different tasks related to the access of knowledge on a specific topic to be developed in writing, text planning, text production, proofreading and dissemination of the final product. Recibido 15 de abril de 2013 • Corregido 20 de mayo de 2013 • Aceptado 19 de junio de 2013Este artículo resume los resultados del proyecto de

  14. Solución al problema combinado de ubicación estratégica de almacenes y asignación de inventarios usando técnicas heurísticas

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    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available El problema combinado de ubicación de almacenes y asignación óptima de inventarios es bastante difícil de plantear y resolver por métodos analíticos. Se busca determinar los almacenes que deben seleccionarse de un conjunto dado, así como los inventarios asociados a cada uno de ellos, para atender la demanda de un conjunto de artículos con un nivel de confianza dado. En este artículo se presenta un análisis del planteamiento del problema para atender la demanda de repuestos y dos metodologías heurísticas de solución. La primera, propuesta por los autores y llamada Búsqueda Exhaustiva con Poda, BEP, es basada en el recorrido del espacio de soluciones, eliminando durante la ejecución del algoritmo aquellas que sean dominadas, la cual puede ser usada en problemas con un número moderado de almacenes; y la segunda corresponde a la Búsqueda Tabú, la cual se usa cuando la BEP no se hace apropiada. Se realiza una comparación de ambas metodologías.

  15. Efeito combinado da embalagem em atmosfera modificada e radiação gama na microbiologia e na aceitação sensorial de filés de peito de frango resfriados

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    Samira Pirola Santos Mantilla

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    Full Text Available http://dx.doi.org/10.5007/2175-7925.2010v23n2p149 O objetivo do presente estudo foi verificar o efeito combinado da embalagem em atmosfera modificada e irradiação no aumento da validade comercial e na aceitação sensorial de filés de peito de frango resfriados. A combinação da mistura 80%CO2/20%N2 e irradiação a 3kGy aumentou o prazo comercial de 5 para 16 dias. As bactérias ácido láticas e Aeromonas spp. foram as mais resistentes à radiação e à alta concentração de CO2 enquanto as enterobactérias, os coliformes e Listeria spp. demonstraram maior sensibilidade. A tecnologia combinada proporciona filés de peito de frango com maior prazo de validade comercial e seguros ao consumidor, sem alterar o sabor e odor desse alimento, podendo ser sugerida como alternativa na indústria alimentícia.

  16. Antibacterial and anticancer activity of a series of novel peptides incorporating cyclic tetra-substituted C(α) amino acids.

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    Hicks, Rickey P

    2016-09-15

    Eleven antimicrobial peptides (AMP) based on the incorporation of cyclic tetra substituted C(α) amino acids, as well as other unnatural amino acids were designed, synthesized and screened for in vitro activity against 18 strains of bacteria as well as 12 cancer cell lines. The AMPs discussed herein are derived from the following peptide sequence: Ac-GF(X)G(X)B(X)G(X)F(X)G(X)GB(X)BBBB-amide, X=any one of the following residues, A5c, A6c, Tic or Oic and B=any one of the following residues, Arg, Lys, Orn, Dpr or Dab. A diversity of in vitro inhibitory activity was observed for these AMPs. Several analogs exhibited single digit μM activity against drug resistant bacteria including; multiple drug resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis, extremely drug resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis and MRSA. The physicochemical properties of the basic amino acid residues incorporated into these AMPs seem to play a major role in defining antibacterial activity. Overall hydrophobicity seems to play a limited role in defining antibacterial activity. The ESKAPE pathogens were used to compare the activity of these AMPs to another family of synthetic AMPs incorporating the unnatural amino acids Tic and Oic. In most cases similarly substituted members of both families exhibited similar inhibitory activity against the ESKAPE pathogens. In specific cases differences in activity as high as 15 fold were observed between analogs. In addition four of these AMPs exhibited promising IC50 (<7.5μM) values against 12 different and diverse cancer cell lines. Five other AMPs exhibited promising IC50 (<7.5μM) values against selected cancer cell lines. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  17. Interstitial photodynamic therapy of canine prostate with meso-tetra-(m-hydroxyphenyl) chlorin and 5-aminolevulinic acid: a preliminary study

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    Chang, Shi-Chung; Buonaccorsi, Giovanni A.; MacRobert, Alexander J.; Bown, Stephen G.

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    Photodynamic therapy (PDT) is proved to have potential for managing various malignancies. We investigated tissue biodistribution and photodynamic effects on a canine model in vivo using second generation photosensitizers, meso-tetra(m-hydroxyphenyl)chlorin (mTHPC) and 5-aminolaevulinic acid (ALA) to evaluate the feasibility and possible future application of PDT on the prostate. Using fluorescence microscopy, the optimal sensitization time of the prostate was between 24 - 72 hours with mTHPC and, 3 hours with ALA. After optimum time of sensitization, prostates of mature beagle were treated with laser at various sites by placing fiber interstitially under the guidance of transrectal ultrasound. The light dose for each treatment site was 100 J (100 mW for 1,000 seconds at the wavelength of 650 and 630 nm, respectively). With mTHPC, single laser fiber was able to induce organ confined PDT lesion as large as 20 by 18 by 18 mm in size. However, the PDT lesion with ALA was negligible 3 days after treatment. Physical distress manifested as urinary retention, poor appetite and body weigh loss, was more prominent with increasing number of treatment sites as a result of extensive prostatic swelling and urethral damages. However, these problems usually alleviated spontaneously 7 to 10 days after PDT. The characteristic histological changes were hemorrhagic necrosis and glandular destruction with preservation of interlobular collagen fibers. Urethral damage seen at the early stage healed by regeneration of urothelium in 4 weeks. We conclude that interstitial PDT with mTHPC is technically possible to produce extensive glandular necrosis in the normal prostate which heals safely and does not change the prostatic architecture. ALA, although it seems promising for bladder tumors, is much less effective than mTHPC on the prostate. With mTHPC, it might have the potential for treating prostate cancers localized in the periphery of the gland.

  18. Comparação entre raquianestesia, bloqueio combinado raqui-peridural e raquianestesia contínua para cirurgias de quadril em pacientes idosos: estudo retrospectivo Comparación entre raquianestesia, bloqueo combinado raqui-peridural y raquianestesia continua para cirugías de cuadril en pacientes ancianos: estudio retrospectivo Comparison between spinal, combined spinal-epidural and continuous spinal anesthesias for hip surgeries in elderly patients: a retrospective study

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    Luiz Eduardo Imbelloni

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    Full Text Available JUSTIFICATIVA E OBJETIVOS: Diversas questões envolvem os estudos, as análises e o tamanho da amostra para que sejam demonstrados os benefícios da anestesia regional. Análise de dados geralmente custa menos e requer menos tempo quando comparado com amplo estudo aleatório controlado. Esta análise retrospectiva compara a raquianestesia contínua, o bloqueio combinado raqui-peridural e a raquianestesia simples para cirurgias de quadril em pacientes idosos durante quatro anos, para determinar as possíveis vantagens e desvantagens das três técnicas. MÉTODO: Foram avaliados 300 prontuários sendo que: 100 pacientes receberam raquianestesia simples (Grupo 1, 100 receberam bloqueio combinado raqui-peridural (Grupo 2 e 100 receberam raquianestesia contínua (Grupo 3 nos últimos quatro anos. Todos os bloqueios foram realizados em decúbito lateral esquerdo. Foram avaliados: sucesso de punção, nível da analgesia, bloqueio motor de membros inferiores, qualidade da anestesia, necessidade de complementação, incidência de falhas, parestesias, cefaléia pós-punção, alterações cardiovasculares, confusão mental e delírio, transfusão sangüínea e mortalidade. RESULTADOS: Não existiu diferença significativa entre os grupos em relação a idade, peso e sexo. Os pacientes do grupo 2 foram menores do que os do grupo 1 e 3. As doses utilizadas foram de 15,30 mg de bupivacaína no grupo 1; 23,68 mg no grupo 2 e 10,10 mg no grupo 3. Não foi encontrada diferença significativa (p JUSTIFICATIVA Y OBJETIVOS: Diversas cuestiones envuelven los estudios, las análisis y el tamaño de la muestra para que sean demostrados los beneficios de la anestesia regional. Las análisis de datos generalmente cuestan menos y requieren menos tiempo, cuando comparado con un amplio estudio aleatorio controlado. Esta análisis retrospectiva compara la raquianestesia continua, el bloqueo combinado raqui-peridural y la raquianestesia simple para cirugías de cuadril en

  19. Los Entremeses de Cervantes como sistema

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    Canonica, Elvezio

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    En este trabajo, el objetivo es el de mostrar que los ocho entremeses que Cervantes publicó en 1615 forman un «sistema», en el sentido que la lingüística moderna, en particular con de Saussure, le dio a esta palabra. A partir de un esquema temático que Rafael Balbín Lucas había publicado en 1948, y que contenía ya «in nuce» todos los elementos del sistema, nos proponemos insistir en la cohesión no sólo temática sino también estructural de la recopilación cervantina. Insistimos en particular s...

  20. GPS: El sistema de posicionamiento global

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    Juan Gilberto Serpas

    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available El Sistema de Posicionamiento Global (GPS, por sus siglas en inglés se ha convertido, en la actualidad, en una herramienta invaluable para el posicionamiento de puntos sobre la superficie terrestre. Este artículo pretende dar al lector una descripción del GPS, así como la introducción al cálculo de coordenadas para ser usadas tanto en navegación como en labores de topografía y geodesia. Las características principales del sistema son descritas y se introducen los principios básicos para la determinación de coordenadas tanto en modo absoluto como en modo relativo.

  1. Sistemas electorales y justicia electoral a debate

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    Dieter Nohlen

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available Despliega conceptos y planteamientos en torno a los sistemas electorales y la justicia electoral. El autor inicia con una descripción estricta de los sistemas electorales para orientar, en una segunda parte, un debate sobre la justicia electoral, que marca dos tendencias: la judicialización de la política y la politización de la administración y la jurisdicción electoral. Concluye que el desarrollo de la justicia electoral en América Latina, en sus múltiples dimensiones, es comprensible sólo con referencia al contexto sociocultural y político de la región

  2. La decadencia del Sistema Nacional de Salud

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    Costas Lombardía, Enrique

    2005-02-01

    Full Text Available El Sistema Nacional de Salud no es, como oficialmente se enseña, un todo ramificado o descentralizado, sino un mosaico compuesto por 17 «todos », los 17 servicios sanitarios autonómicos, cada uno de ellos con poder estatutario para configurarse a sí mismo como entidad propia, sin interferencias de la administración central. Servicios casi soberanos, diferentes en criterios de asistencia y pautas administrativas, refractarios a su coordinación y cohesión, y hasta desconocidos entre si. Cada uno responde sólo ante los ciudadanos votantes de su comunidad, y está ensimismado en sus ambiciones (su política, sus posibles votos en busca del provecho partidista propio, y desinteresado del Sistema Nacional…

  3. Plasticidade do sistema auditivo Auditory system plasticity

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    Maria Cristina L. C. Féres; Norberto G. Cairasco

    2001-01-01

    O sistema sensorial auditivo tem sido alvo de estudos sobre sua capacidade de desenvolver respostas plásticas a diferentes tipos de lesão. Fenômenos regenerativos se fazem observar no segmento periférico do sistema, com a constatação da neogênese de células ciliadas em aves, em alguns casos acompanhada de recuperação funcional comprovada eletrofisiologicamente. Alterações em estruturas centrais da via auditiva, secundárias a uma lesão do órgão periférico, têm sido freqüentemente relatadas, si...

  4. Sistema de control para pilas de EDR

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    Liñán López, Julio

    2011-01-01

    Projecte fet en col.laboració amb l'empresa Ingeniería ETNIA, S.L., El objetivo principal de este proyecto consiste en el diseño de un sistema de medida y registro de potenciales para la evaluación y el control del estado de las pilas de electrodiálisis con identificación por RFID.

  5. Development of four-component synthesis of tetra- and pentasubstituted polyfunctional dihydropyrroles: free permutation and combination of aromatic and aliphatic amines.

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    Lv, Longyun; Zheng, Sichao; Cai, Xiaotie; Chen, Zhipeng; Zhu, Qiuhua; Liu, Shuwen

    2013-04-08

    We previously reported the novel efficient proton/heat-promoted four-component reactions (4CRs) of but-2-ynedioates, two same/different primary amines, and aldehydes for the synthesis of tetra- and pentasubstituted polyfunctional dihydropyrroles. If aromatic and aliphatic amines were used as reagents, four different series of products should be obtained via the permutation and combination of aromatic and aliphatic primary amines. However, only three/two rather four different series of tetra-/pentasubstisuted dihydropyrroles could be prepared via the proton/heat-promoted 4CRs. Herein, Cu(OAc)2·H2O, a Lewis acid being stable in air and water, was found to be an efficient catalyst for the 4CR synthesis of all the four different series of tetra-/pentasubstisuted dihydropyrroles. The copper-catalyzed 4CR could produce target products at room temperature in good to excellent yields. Interestingly, benzaldehyde, in addition to being used as a useful reactant for the synthesis of pentasubstituted dihydropyrroles, was found to be an excellent additive for preventing the oxidation of aromatic amines with copper(II) and ensuring the sooth conduct of the 4CRs for the synthesis of tetrasubstituted dihydropyrroles with aryl R(3). In addition, salicylic acid was found to be needed to increase the activities and yields of the copper-catalyzed 4CRs for the synthesis of petasubstituted diyhydropyrroles. On the basis of experimental results, the enamination/amidation/intramolecular cyclization mechanism was proposed and amidation is expected to be the rate-limited step in the copper-catalyzed 4CRs.

  6. Sistema de seguridad en redes locales utilizando sistemas multiagentes distribuidos. Net-Mass

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    Daniel Horfan Álvarez

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available La seguridad en las redes de datos es uno de los elementos neurálgicos dentro de una organización, ya que requiere de diferentes estrategias de protección para salvaguardar puntos vulnerables, y de la coordinación y distribución de esfuerzos para cercar todas las posibles formas de ataques informáticos. En este artículo se propone un sistema multiagente distribuido como herramienta de protección para redes con diferentes sistemas operativos y susceptibilidad de diversos ataques.El sistema propuesto está conformado por un grupo de agentes autónomos heterogéneos con características particulares en cuanto a sus estrategias de detección de intrusos y protección de los sistemas primordiales de la red, se tiene planeado que estos agentes basen sus decisiones en la aplicación de diferentes técnicas de inteligencia artificial como heurística de sistemas expertos, algoritmos evolutivos y redes neuronales.

  7. mer-Tri­chlorido­tris­(tetra­hydro­thio­phene-κS)iridium(III): preparation and comparison with other mer-tri­chlorido­tris­(tetra­hydro­thio­phene-κS)metal complexes

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    Brown, Loren C.; DuChane, Christine M.; Merola, Joseph S.

    2016-01-01

    The title complex, [IrCl3(C4H8S)3], was prepared according to a literature method. A suitable crystal was obtained by diffusion of pentane into a di­chloro­methane solution and analyzed by single-crystal X-ray diffraction at 100 K. The title complex is isotypic with mer-tri­chlorido­tris­(tetra­hydro­thio­phene-κS)rhodium(III). However, the orientation of the tetra­hydro­thio­phene rings is different from an earlier report of mer-tri­chlorido­tris­(tetra­hydro­thio­phene-κS)iridium(III) deposited in the Cambridge Structural Database. The IrS3Cl3 core shows a nearly octa­hedral structure with various bond angles within 1–2° of the perfect 90 or 180° expected for an octa­hedron. The structure of the title compound is compared with the previous iridium complex as well as the rhodium and other octa­hedral metal tris-tetra­hydro­thio­phene compounds previously structurally characterized. DFT calculations were performed, which indicate the mer isomer is significantly lower in energy than the fac isomer by 50.1 kJ mol−1, thereby accounting for all compounds in the CSD being of the mer geometry. Powder X-ray diffraction of the bulk material showed that the preparation method yielded only the isomorph reported in this communication. PMID:27920923

  8. Ideia Filosófica e Sistema

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    João Alberto Wohlfart

    2017-02-01

    Full Text Available O objeto do artigo é desenvolver uma interpretação do parágrafo 15 da Enciclopédia das Ciências Filosóficas na perspectiva da reconstrução da estrutura e do movimento de autoconstrução do sistema filosófico hegeliano. O pequeno parágrafo contém vários indicativos acerca da estrutura global, tais como os movimentos próprios da cada círculo, as relações entre os círculos filosóficos e a relações do círculo dos círculos com as esferas particulares. Como o texto se situa na introdução ao sistema enciclopédico, o propósito é explicitar os componentes sistemáticos do pensamento hegeliano constatados na organização do sistema, nas correlações entre Ciência da Lógica e Filosofia do Real e nas relações globais que o constituem. A espinha dorsal da abordagem será a articulação entre o todo filosófico e as suas respectivas partes a partir de leituras proporcionadas por vários comentaristas.

  9. O indigesto sistema do alimento mercadoria

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    Priscila Pereira Machado

    Full Text Available Resumo A caracterização do alimento enquanto mercadoria surge por meio de um sistema alimentar cada vez mais concentrado e determinado por poucas empresas transnacionais, sendo essa uma das consequências da crise estrutural do capitalismo. Entender como a alimentação está dominada pela lógica privada do capital e como o alimento virou mercadoria é uma das chaves para explicar o atual cenário produtor de doenças e de desigualdades econômicas e sociais. A metodologia utilizada neste artigo partiu da perspectiva teórica marxista determinada pela concepção crítica-dialética e de outras abordagens heterodoxas sobre a fase atual do capitalismo. Propõe-se uma discussão sobre o contexto recente do sistema alimentar global e o processo de massificação do alimento em mercadoria, sobre os traços gerais da dinâmica do capitalismo contemporâneo e sua crise com impactos sobre o sistema alimentar e sobre como esse novo contexto constrange o Estado brasileiro na garantia da Segurança Alimentar e Nutricional e no Direito Humano à Alimentação Adequada, impondo desafios importantes no campo da saúde pública e na garantia de direitos humanos.

  10. [PdA (IPr*) (cinnamyl)Cl]: An efficient pre-catalyst for the preparation of tetra-ortho-substituted biaryls by Suzuki-Miyaura cross-coupling

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    Chartoire, Anthony

    2012-03-13

    The bigger the better: The new well-defined [Pd(IPr*)(cin)Cl] pre-catalyst is described (see scheme). This complex proves to be highly active in the Suzuki-Miyaura cross-coupling for the synthesis of tetra-ortho- substituted biaryls under mild conditions. IPr* is reported as the largest N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) to date for [Pd(NHC)(cin)Cl] complexes, explaining the high reactivity observed for this complex in this challenging transformation. © 2012 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  11. Thermodynamics of the equilibrium of the reaction between (5,10,15,20-tetra(2-methoxyphenyl)porphinato)chloroindium(III) and pyridine

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    Bichan, N. G.; Ovchenkova, E. N.; Mozhzhukhina, E. G.; Lomova, T. N.

    2017-07-01

    The results from thermodynamic and quantum-chemical studies of the reversible reaction between (5,10,15,20-tetra(2-methoxyphenyl)porphinato)chloroindium(III) and pyridine are reported. The main physicochemical parameters of properties of its supramolecular products are obtained and analyzed. The addition of pyridine molecules to metalloporphyrin proceeds in one step to attain an equilibrium state with the formation of supramolecules with a stoichiometry of 2: 1; spectral characteristics and parameters of the stability of the latter are identified. The possibility of using substituted indium(III)porphyrin for further research in the field of hybrid solar cells is discussed.

  12. 1,4,10,13-Tetra-oxa-7,16-diazo-nia-cyclo-octa-decane bis-(1H-pyrrole-2-carboxyl-ate).

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    Zeng, Fanglei; Yin, Zhenming

    2013-01-01

    In the title salt, C12H28N2O4 (2+)·2C5H4NO2 (-), the 1,4,10,13-tetra-oxa-7,16-di-aza-cyclo-octa-decane dication possesses inversion symmetry. In the crystal, the pyrrole-carboxyl-ate anions are linked via pairs of N-H⋯O hydrogen bonds, forming inversion dimers. These dimers are linked by the dications, via N-H⋯O hydrogen bonds, forming chains propagating along [110].

  13. Degradation of pentachlorophenol in contaminated soil suspensions by potassium monopersulfate catalyzed oxidation by a supramolecular complex between tetra(p-sulfophenyl)porphineiron(III) and hydroxypropyl-β-cyclodextrin.

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    Fukushima, Masami; Tatsumi, Kenji

    2007-01-01

    To enhance the catalytic oxidation of pentachlorophenol (PCP) in contaminated soil suspensions using tetra(p-sulfophenyl)porphineiron(III) (Fe(III)-TPPS) as a catalyst and potassium monopersulfate (KHSO5) as the single-oxygen donor, the effect of added hydroxypropyl-β-cyclodextrin (HP-β-CD) was examined. At pH 4 and 6, the percentage of PCP disappearance increased substantially in the presence of HP-β-CD. In addition, the self-degradation of Fe(III)-TPPS was significantly retarded in the pres...

  14. Hydrate Equilibrium Data for CO2+N-2 System in the Presence of Tetra-n-butylammonium Fluoride (TBAF) and Mixture of TBAF and Cyclopentane (CP)

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    Tzirakis, Fragkiskos; Stringari, Paolo; Coquelet, Christophe

    2016-01-01

    Hydrates can be used for CO2 capture from flue gases (hydrate crystallization). In this work, hydrate equilibrium data were measured and compared with literature data. The isochoric method was used to determine the gas hydrate dissociation points. Different CO2+N2 gas mixtures were used...... in the presence of promoters such as tetra-n-butylammonium fluoride (TBAF) and mixtures of TBAF and cyclopentane (CP). The key novel aspect of this work is the use of a combination of promoters, TBAF and CP, which under certain conditions induced further pressure reduction in comparison to pure TBAF results...

  15. Functional markers for selection of potyvirus resistance alleles at the pvr2-eIF4E locus in pepper using tetra-primer ARMS-PCR.

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    Rubio, Manuel; Caranta, Carole; Palloix, Alain

    2008-09-01

    Functional markers targeted on single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) responsible for phenotypic variation constitute optimal tools for marker-assisted selection (MAS) of resistance alleles with different specificities. Here, we used the tetra-primer ARMS-PCR procedure to assay SNP signatures of four distinct alleles at the pvr2-eIF4E locus, which controls pepper resistance to several potyviruses. These simple, economical, and codominant markers open the way for MAS of pepper genotypes resistant to the potyviral strains and species that are prevalent in distinct cultivation areas across the world.

  16. Crystal structure of bis-(μ-2,3,4,5-tetra-fluoro-benzoato-κ(2) O:O')bis-[(1,10-phen-anthroline-κ(2) N:N')(2,3,4,5-tetra-fluoro-benzoato-κO)copper(II)] dihydrate.

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    Sun, Junshan

    2014-11-01

    In the title compound, [Cu2(C7HF4O2)4(C12H8N2)2]·2H2O, the Cu(II) ion has a square-pyramidal coordination sphere. The basal plane consists of two N atoms [Cu-N = 2.008 (3) and 2.032 (3) Å] from the phenanthroline ligand, and of two carboxyl-ate O atoms [Cu-O = 1.942 (3) and 1.948 (3) Å] from two 2,3,4,5-tetra-fluoro-benzoate anions. Another 2,3,4,5-tetra-fluoro-benzoate anion provides the apical carboxyl-ate O atom [Cu-O = 2.262 (3) Å] and bridges two Cu(II) ions into a binuclear centrosymmetric dimer. Intra-molecular π-π inter-actions between one of the tetra-fluoro-benzene rings and the middle of the phenenanthroline rings [3.617 (3) Å] stabilize the mol-ecular configuration. O-H⋯O hydrogen bonds between the lattice water mol-ecules and the unbound carboxyl-ate O atoms of the metal complexes leads to the formation of a chain structure parallel to [100].

  17. The food spectrum of the cardinal - tetra (Paracheirodon axelrodi, Characidae in its natural habitat Estratégias alimentares do cardinal-tetra (Paracheirodon axelrodi, Characidae em seu ambiente natural

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    Ilse Walker

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    Full Text Available The cardinal tetra (Paracheirodon axelrodi is the most intensively commercialized ornamental fish from the Rio Negro Basin (Amazonas State, Brasil. Analysis of the stomach and gut contents of fish caught in their natural habitats show conclusively that the cardinal is essentially a predator, feeding on the mesofauna that adheres to submerged litter, roots and waterplants. Microcrustacea and chironomid larvae (Diptera were the most frequently ingested prey, while algae intake was relatively infrequent. It is argued that the relatively small size of the cardinals captured in their natural habitat is due to the annual migrations imposed by the inundation cycles, rather than to resource limitation, because it is known from earlier investigations of similar habitats, that these plant substrates are densely colonized by the aquatic mesofauna. Cardinals raised in captivity are larger and have higher rates of growth.O cardinal (Paracheirodon axelrodi é o peixe ornamental comercializado com maior intensidade na Bacia do Rio Negro (Estado do Amazonas, Brasil. Análise do conteúdo estomacal de peixes capturados nos seus habitats naturais mostra, que o cardinal é essencialmente um predador, alimentando-se da mesofauna que está colonizando a liteira submersa, arbustos submersos, raízes flutuantes e plantas aquáticas. As presas principais são microcrustáceos e larvas de quironomídeos (Chironomidae, Diptera, enquanto ingestão de algas é pouco freqüente. Considera-se que o tamanho relativamente pequeno de cardinais capturados nos ambientes naturais é devido as migrações anuais que acompanham os ciclos anuais de enchente e vazante, e não à falta de recursos; já que é conhecido de ambientes parecidos de outros rios da região, que estes substratos aquáticos são densamente colonizados pela mesofauna. Cardinais criados em cativeiros tem taxas de crescimento mais altas e são de tamanho maiores.

  18. Application of the Pinch analysis for the design of a cogeneration system in a paper mill; Aplicacion del analisis Pinch para el diseno de un sistema de cogeneracion en una industria papelera

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    Mani Gonzalez, A. G.; Arriola Medellin, A. [Instituto de Investigaciones Electricas, Cuernavaca (Mexico)

    1997-12-31

    The Pinch Analysis is a set of principles, tools and rules for the design that allow the engineer find the best way to configure the elements of a process. In the last ten years it has been utilized for the design of new processes as well as in the energy optimization of existing processes. In this paper the tools utilized for the integration of a cogeneration system in a process for the production of paper is presented. It is also presented how the combined treatment of the Pinch Analysis and the exergy concept allows to define, before the detailed design, the cogeneration potential, the fuel consumption and the amount of pollutant emissions for different cogeneration schemes. [Espanol] El analisis Pinch es un conjunto de principios, herramientas y reglas de diseno que permiten al ingeniero encontrar la mejor manera de configurar los elementos de un proceso. En los ultimos diez anos se ha utilizado para el diseno de procesos nuevos asi como en la optimacion energetica de procesos existentes. En el presente articulo se presentan las herramientas utilizadas para la integracion de un sistema de cogeneracion en un proceso de produccion de papel. Se muestra tambien como el tratamiento combinado del analisis Pinch y el concepto de energia permite definir, antes del diseno detallado, el potencial de cogeneracion, el consumo de combustible y la cantidad de emisiones contaminantes para diferentes esquemas de cogeneracion.

  19. System based on fuzzy logic for blade temperature supervision of the gas turbine of a CTCC; Sistema basado en logica difusa para la supervision de temperatura de alabes en la turbina de gas de una CTCC

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    Espinola V, Agustin; Madrigal E, Guadalupe [Instituto de Investigaciones Electricas, Cuernavaca, Morelos (Mexico); Astorga Z, Carlos M [Cento Nacional de Investigacion y Desarrollo Tecnologico (Cenidet), Cuernavaca, Morelos (Mexico)

    2005-07-01

    The fuzzy logic has found an ample acceptance when it is used to handle high level control functions that fall outside the dominion of the conventional control methods. One of these cases is the application of the fuzzy logic to the supervisory control. In this article a supervisory control system designed with base in the theory of the diffuse logic, applied to the supervisory control of the blades temperature of a turbo gas unit (TGU). The validation results of the performance of the temperature supervisory control, obtained from tests before different scenarios, when this scheme of control was implemented in a nonlinear mathematical model that simulates a Thermometrical Power Station of Combined Cycle (TPSCC) [Spanish] La logica difusa ha encontrado una amplia aceptacion cuando se emplea para manejar funciones de control de alto nivel que caen fuera del dominio de los metodos convencionales de control. Uno de estos casos es la aplicacion de la logica difusa al control supervisorio. En este articulo se presenta un sistema de control supervisorio disenado con base en la teoria de la logica difusa, aplicado al control de supervision de la temperatura de alabes de una unidad turbo gas (UTG). Se muestran los resultados de validacion del desempeno del supervisorio de temperatura, obtenidos ante diferentes escenarios de pruebas, cuando se implemento este esquema de control en un modelo matematico no lineal que simula una Central Termoelectrica de Ciclo Combinado (CTCC)

  20. Psiconeuroinmunología: Conexiones entre sistema nervioso y sistema inmune

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    García López, Luis Joaquín; Piqueras Rodríguez, José Antonio; Rivero Burón, Raúl; Ramos Linares, Victoriano; Oblitas Guadalupe, Luis Armando

    2008-01-01

    La psiconeuroinmunología es una nueva parcela de la ciencia que apenas lleva tres décadas, pero que en los últimos años ha sido objeto de una enorme atención por diversos grupos de investigación. El articulo pretende exponer brevemente cómo están organizados los sistemas inmune y neuroendocrino, para después presentar los hallazgos que hasta el momento intentan dar explicación de las relaciones entre ambos con el sistema nervioso, así como las influencias de unos sobre otros, más concretament...

  1. El sistema de la estructura: Estructuralismo y teoría de sistemas sociales

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    Cadenas, Hugo

    2012-01-01

    El presente artículo aborda las relaciones entre el pensamiento estructuralista, especialmente la variante antropológica de éste en Lévi-Strauss y la teoría de sistemas sociales de Luhmann. El análisis se hace a través de dos hipótesis que guían el desarrollo del texto. Se revisan los antecedentes históricos que relacionan al estructuralismo con la teoría de sistemas y se analizan los conceptos fundamentales que aparecen en esta relación. Posteriormente el pensamiento sistémico de Luhmann se ...

  2. Del Actual Sistema de Enfermedad a un verdadero Sistema de Salud

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    Lidice Alvarez-Miño

    2018-01-01

    Full Text Available Esta editorial tiene como objetivo generar una reflexión y abrir el debate sobre el sistema actual de salud que se refleja en prácticas naturalizadas  que se contradicen con la esencia del significado de la salud. Se trata de la costumbre de acudir al sistema de salud únicamente cuando se considera que se está enfermo, o peor aún, la equivalencia reduccionista y casi automática del concepto de salud como sinónimo de medicina.

  3. Sistema Jargão : um sistema para analise de base de dados em linguagem natural

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    Ivan Rizzo Guilherme

    1996-01-01

    Resumo: Neste trabalho são apresentados os aspectos teóricos e a implementação de um sistema computacional,denominado de Jargão, para a tarefa da análise de Base de Dados em Linguagem Natural. O sistema utiliza os conceitos de um novo modelo de neurônio, formalizado através dos conceitos de linguagem nebulosa, que suporta o processamento da linguagem natural. Este modelo de neurônio é utilizado na construção de redes neurais estruturadas hierarquicamente que permitem representar os complexos ...

  4. Sistema do sistema = Système du système

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    Badiou, Alain

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Toda filosofia é sistemática, se por “sistema” entendemos a vontade de exibir um pensamento consistente, dando a toda humanidade a medida do que ela é capaz, e impulsionando, assim, os animais humanos a situarem seus atos para além dos limites que ordinariamente eles infligem-se. Porém, há um outro sentido, mais litigioso, da noção de sistema. Não concerne à norma geral da coerência, mas à sua organização discursiva e ao seu desafio explícito

  5. Sistemas electorales y partidos políticos

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    Vélez Álvarez, Luis Guillermo

    2009-01-01

    A partir de una visión sumaria de los diferentes sistemas electorales, se pasa a describir su evolución histórica en Colombia. Se sugiere que la reforma del sistema electoral durante los años noventa contribuyó a la quiebra del bipartidismo, hasta entonces dominante, y al surgimiento de un sistema multipartidista en proceso de consolidación.

  6. Métodos y procesos para sistemas distribuidos : Experiencias

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    Pesado, Patricia Mabel; Thomas, Pablo Javier; Bertone, Rodolfo Alfredo; Ramón, Hugo Dionisio; Pasini, Ariel C.; Ibañez, Eduardo; Estrebou, César Armando; Marrero, Luciano; Delía, Lisandro Nahuel; Galdámez, Nicolás; Aguirre, Verónica; Ripodas, Alejandra

    2013-01-01

    Se presenta la continuidad de la línea de investigación y desarrollo, que tiene por objeto estudiar temas relacionados con aspectos de Ingeniería de Software orientados al desarrollo e implementación de proyectos concretos de Sistemas Distribuidos, en particular Sistemas Web, Sistemas Sensibles al Contexto y aplicaciones de E-Goverment, considerando las extensiones necesarias en las metodologías y herramientas clásicas.

  7. Análise do rastreamento combinado no primero trimestre da gestação para detecção de anomalias cromossômicas Analysis of the combined first trimester screening for chromosomal abnormalities

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    Carolina Leite Drummond

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: avaliar o desempenho do rastreamento combinado do primeiro trimestre da gestação na detecção de anomalias cromossômicas em um grupo da população brasileira. MÉTODO: estudo retrospectivo envolvendo gestantes com feto único, referidas ao setor de medicina fetal para a realização do teste de rastreamento do primeiro trimestre da gestação pela combinação da idade materna, a medida da translucência nucal e dois marcadores bioquímicos do soro materno: free B-hCG e PAPP-A. Para avaliar o desempenho do teste foram calculados a sensibilidade, especificidade, valores preditivos positivos e negativos e as taxas de falso positivo, considerando como risco elevado valores superiores a 1:300. RESULTADOS: foram incluídas 456 gestantes submetidas ao teste. A idade materna avançada, acima de 35 anos, ocorreu em 36,2% dos casos. A incidência de cromossomopatia na população estudada foi de 2,2%. Vinte e uma das gestantes (4,6% apresentou risco elevado ao teste (superior a 1:300. Usando-se este ponto de corte, a sensibilidade do teste foi de 70% para as cromossomopatias em geral e 83,3% para os casos de trissomia do cromossomo 21, com taxa de falso positivo de 3,1%. CONCLUSÃO: o rastreamento combinado do primeiro trimestre foi eficaz na detecção das anomalias cromossômicas, principalmente em relação aos casos de trissomia 21, com baixas taxas de falso positivo. Observou-se importante contribuição do teste em reduzir a indicação do exame invasivo comparado ao uso da idade materna como fator de risco.PURPOSE: to evaluate the performance of the combined first trimester screening for chromosomal abnormalities in a group of the Brazilian population. METHODS: a retrospective study including pregnant women with single fetuses referred to a fetal medicine center to perform the first trimester screening that combines maternal age, nuchal translucency measurement and two maternal serum biochemical markers: free B-hCG and PAPP-A. To

  8. Efectos combinados de la ampliación de la atención primaria de salud y de las transferencias condicionadas de dinero en efectivo sobre la mortalidad infantil en Brasil, 1998–2010*

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    Guanais, Frederico C.

    2015-01-01

    Objetivos. Examiné los efectos combinados del acceso a la atención primaria mediante el Programa de Salud Familiar (PSF) y las transferencias condicionadas de dinero en efectivo del Programa Bolsa Familia (PBF) sobre la mortalidad infantil posneonatal (MIPN) en Brasil. Métodos. Empleé un análisis ecológico longitudinal usando datos en panel de 4 583 municipios brasileños de 1998 al 2010, con 54 253 observaciones en total. Estimé modelos de regresión de efectos fijos por mínimos cuadrados ordinarios, con la tasa de MIPN como la variable dependiente y el PSF, el PBF y sus interacciones como las principales variables independientes de interés. Resultados. La asociación de una mayor cobertura del PSF con una menor tasa de MIPN se volvió más fuerte conforme aumentaba la cobertura del PBF. En los promedios de todas las demás variables, cuando la cobertura de PBF era 25%, la MIPN predicha fue 5,24 (intervalo de confianza [IC] de 95% = 4,95, 5,53) para una cobertura del PSF de 0%, y de 3,54 (IC de 95% = 2,77, 4,31) para una cobertura del PSF de 100%. Cuando la cobertura del PBF era de 60%, la MIPN predicha fue 4,65 (IC de 95% = 4,36, 4,94) para una cobertura del PSF de 0%, y de 1,38 (IC de 95% = 0,88, 1,89) para una cobertura del PSF de 100%. Conclusiones. El efecto del PSF depende de la ampliación del PBF. Para las poblaciones empobrecidas y subatendidas, la combinación de intervenciones tanto del lado de la oferta como del lado de la demanda podría ser necesaria para mejorar los resultados en salud.

  9. Estudo da descoloração do corante FD&C azul no 2 Indigotina pelo tratamento combinado do fungo Trametes versicolor e processo de filtração lenta

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    Maria Margareth Gonçalves Lopes

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available O uso de fungos na descoloração de corantes com métodos economicamente viáveis de produção de água bacteriologicamente segura há muito vem sendo descrito por diversos autores. Este trabalho teve por objetivo investigar a eficiência da remoção de corante artificial FD&C azul no 2 Indigotina, com uso do fungo de degradação branca Trametes versicolor em combinação com a filtração lenta. Para a realização dos trabalhos, foram instalados dois protótipos de filtros lentos denominados FL-A e FL-B - no sobrenadante do filtro FL-A foi inoculado o referido fungo, e o filtro FL-B foi utilizado como controle (sem inoculação do microrganismo. O melhor percentual de remoção do corante pelo fungo Trametes versicolor em combinação com a filtração lenta foi de 44,74% 24 horas após a atividade máxima registrada de lacase. Os resultados mostraram que a filtração lenta combinada com o tratamento com o fungo T. versicolor não apresenta grande potencial para remoção de cor em 21 dias de tratamento, visto que os produtos microbianos gerados interferem no processo de filtração, diminuindo a eficiência do processo físico. Entretanto, restringindo o tempo de tratamento a 24 horas após a atividade enzimática máxima, o tratamento combinado apresentou boa eficiência.

  10. Láser helio-neón combinado con clorhexidina al 0,2 %.: Efectos clínicos y microbiológicos en el tratamiento de la gingivitis crónica

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    Tatiana Peña Ruiz

    Full Text Available La gingivitis crónica constituye una de las formas más frecuentes de enfermedad periodontal, caracterizada por la inflamación crónica de la encías, tumefacción, enrojecimiento y sangramiento. Su principal factor de riesgo lo constituye la microbiota del surco gingival, que resulta necesario, pero no suficiente para desencadenarla. Se realizó un ensayo clínico-terapéutico fase II, controlado, aleatorizado y a simple ciegas, para evaluar los efectos clínicos y microbiológicos del tratamiento combinado de la radiación láser helio-neón (He-Ne con la clorhexidina al 0,2 %. Todos los pacientes recibieron tratamiento inicial; al mes de finalizado este, se distribuyeron aleatoriamente en 2 grupos: un grupo estudio que recibió la combinación láser-neón y clorhexidina al 0,2 % y otro grupo control que solo recibió clorhexidina al 0,2 %. Se realizó una evaluación a los 15, 30 y 45 días, con criterios de eficacia clínicos y microbiológicos. Los resultados clínicos fueron satisfactorios en el grupo estudio con predominio de los morfotipos I, caracterizados por cocos gramnegativos y positivos, compatibles con un periodonto sano. Los eventos adversos detectados con esta terapéutica fueron mínimos, todos relacionados con la somnolencia.

  11. Caos en sistemas clásico-cuánticos

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    Dirani, L. D.; Núñez, J. A.

    Una de las formas de estudiar la existencia de caos en el comportamiento de un sistema clásico-cuántico, es truncando el espacio de Hilbert del sistema cuántico. El objetivo de este trabajo es analizar como afecta dicho truncamiento en la dinámica del sistema. Para tal fin se propone un Hamiltoniano integrable, cuyos valores de expectación asociados a coordenadas y momentos cuánticos responden, por el teorema de Ehrenfest, a un sistema de dos osciladores clásicos con acoplamiento lineal.

  12. Um modelo de enfermagem como sistema complexo adaptativo

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    Mariana Vieira

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available El surgimiento y el uso de los sistemas complejos adaptativos suplieron la necesidad de contar con una nueva alternativa, recurriendo a los paradigmas existentes. En cuanto al sistema de salud y de enfermería, ambos pueden verse como sistemas complejos adaptativos al aplicar un modelo visual que debe ser explorado para potenciar la complejidad de la ciencia de enfermería y de cuidados de salud. Desde esta perspectiva, el/la enfermero/a es un sistema complejo adaptativo, dinámico que interactúa, pero también es agente de un sistema complejo adaptativo en una unidad de enfermería, que a la vez es un sistema complejo adaptativo en una organización de la salud. Hoy en día la/el profesional de enfermería busca actualizarse y cualificarse en diversas especialidades, que van desde enfermería neonatal hasta cuidados geriátricos, para ejecutar sus actividades y visualizar su ambiente laboral desde la perspectiva de un sistema complejo. En consecuencia, la organización del sistema de cuidados permite, mediante los sistemas complejos, apoyarse en el saber compartido de los diversos profesionales y en el trabajo en equipo para disfrutar la complicidad de la cadena cliente-usuario-profesionales.

  13. Robust velocity and load control of a steam turbine in a combined cycle thermoelectric power station; Control robusto de velocidad y carga de una turbina de vapor en una central termoelectrica de ciclo combinado

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    Reyes Archundia, Enrique

    1998-12-31

    of the computation, the programming languages and the numerical methods allow to develop mathematical models that simulate in an approximate manner the processes to control, as it is the case of the combined cycle thermoelectric power station and in this way making the evaluation of algorithms of modern control possible. In chapter I a functional description of the steam turbine process is given. Since this belongs to a combined cycle thermoelectric power station, it is begun with the description of this power station, later to emphasize the subsystem of the steam turbine and emphasize each one of the elements that comprise this last one. [Espanol] Este trabajo de investigacion esta orientado a disenar, desarrollar y validar un algoritmo de control moderno, que permita la obtencion de mejores desempenos en el control de velocidad de una turbina de vapor perteneciente a una central termoelectrica de ciclo combinado, en todo el intervalo de operacion, asi como la obtencion de mejores desempenos en el control de la cantidad de megawatts generados por la misma cuando esta acoplada a un generador electrico, comparando el desempeno con el obtenido mediante el controlador convencional existente. Los cambios en la referencia de velocidad o carga, son a solicitud del operador y se dan siempre en forma de rampa, indicando la rapidez con la que se desea efectuar el cambio de valor en la referencia. Esta es la razon por la cual el objetivo principal del control a disenar es realizar un buen seguimiento a referencias del tipo rampa. En el subsistema de la turbina de vapor existente el inconveniente de que las valvulas que regulan el flujo de vapor hacia la turbina, presentan un acoplamiento con la valvula del bypass que permite derivar el flujo de vapor hacia el condensador principal sin tener que pasar por la turbina. Es por esto que se propone un control multivariable que contemple la interaccion que se presenta entre las valvulas antes mencionadas, partiendo de un diseno

  14. Mono- and tetra-substituted zinc(II) phthalocyanines containing morpholinyl moieties: Synthesis, antifungal photodynamic activities, and structure-activity relationships.

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    Zheng, Bi-Yuan; Ke, Mei-Rong; Lan, Wen-Liang; Hou, Lu; Guo, Jun; Wan, Dong-Hua; Cheong, Ling-Zhi; Huang, Jian-Dong

    2016-05-23

    A series of zinc(II) phthalocyanines (ZnPcs) mono-substituted and tetra-substituted with morpholinyl moieties and their quaternized derivatives have been synthesized and evaluated for their antifungal photodynamic activities toward Candida albicans. The α-substituted, quaternized, and mono-substituted ZnPcs are found to have higher antifungal photoactivity than β-substituted, neutral, and tetra-substituted counterparts. The cationic α-mono-substituted ZnPc (6a) exhibits the highest photocytotoxicity. Moreover, it is more potent than axially di-substituted analogue. The different photocytotoxicities of these compounds have also been rationalized by investigating their spectroscopic and photochemical properties, aggregation trend, partition coefficients, and cellular uptake. The IC90 value of 6a against C. albicans cells is as low as 3.3 μM with a light dose of 27 J cm(-2), meaning that 6a is a promising candidate as the antifungal photosensitizer for future investigations. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier Masson SAS. All rights reserved.

  15. Physical, mechanical and hydration kinetics of particleboards manufactured with woody biomass (Cupressus lusitanica, Gmelina arborea, Tectona grandis), agricultural resources, and Tetra Pak packages.

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    Moya, Róger; Camacho, Diego; Oporto, Gloria S; Soto, Roy F; Mata, Julio S

    2014-02-01

    Lignocellulosic wastes resulting from agricultural activities as well as Tetra Pak residues from urban centres can cause significant levels of pollution. A possible action to minimize this problem is to use them in the production of particleboards. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the physical, mechanical, and hydration properties of particleboards manufactured with the mixture of woody biomass (Cupressus lusitanica, Gmelina arborea, and Tectona grandis) and either agricultural wastes [pineapple leaves (Ananas comosus) and palm residues (Elaeis guineensis)] or Tetra Pak residues (TP). The results show that the particleboards prepared with TP and woody biomass can reduce the swelling and water absorption in up to 40% and 50% compared with particleboards without TP. Also, these particleboards had increased flexure resistance and shear stress (up to 100%) compared with those without TP. On the contrary, particleboards prepared with pineapple leaves in combination with woody biomass showed the lowest mechanical properties, particularly for tensile strength, hardness, glue-line shear, and nail and screw evaluation.

  16. Crescimento do girassol sob sistema de captação de água “in situ” e adubação orgânica

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    Jose Alberto Calado Wanderley

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    Full Text Available A importância econômica do  girassol é devido principalmente o óleo extraído de suas sementes, como também expressa potencialidade no uso forrageiro, podendo ser cultivado na região semiárida nordestina, onde se caracteriza pelas irregularidades das chuvas, todavia, o cultivo pode ser limitado pela baixa disponibilidade hídrica e adubação inadequada, nesse sentido, objetivou-se avaliar o crescimento  do girassol cultivado sob sistema de captação de água e adubação orgânica. O experimento foi instalado em campo, da UFCG, Campus de Pombal, onde foram testado, em DBC, fatorial 4 x 5, sendo quatro sistemas de cultivo: camalhão, sulco, bacias e em plantio convencional combinadas a cinco níveis de esterco  ( 0 - 2,5 – 5 - 7,5 e 10 L m-2 , em seis repetições. Aos 20, 40, 60 e 80 dias após a semeadura, realizou-se avaliações : diâmetro de caule ao nível do solo, altura de planta, e número de folhas e, ao 84 DAS  determinou-se a área foliar .No transcorrer do experimento foram realizadas irrigações suplementar as precipitações, com base na ETo. Constatou-se  efeito combinado entre  técnicas de captação de água equantidades de esterco   no crescimento  do girassol . Plantas de girassol cultivadas na linha do camalhão e adubação com esterco bovino aumenta a área foliar.    Normal 0 21 false false false PT-BR X-NONE X-NONE

  17. Teoría de los sistemas portuarios : aproximación al sistema español

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    Zubieta Irún, José Luís

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    Se elabora una teoría de los sistemas de puertos en base al planteamiento de un isomorfismo con los sistemas de ciudades siguiendo los métodos de la teoría general de sistemas. Este isomorfismo se comprueba estudiando la homología de cuatro conjuntos de elementos: las leyes o modelos de jerarquía la especialización funcional los hinterlanos y los forelanoos. Paralelamente se aplican al caso del sistema portuario español las distintas leyes modelos y métodos de análisis propuestos lo que condu...

  18. Validez de la escala corta de Liderazgo Transformacional en el marco de la Auditoria del Sistema Humano en cuatro paises europeos

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    Brodbeck, Felix C; Quijano, Santiago; Berger, Rita; Gomez-Benito, Juana; Yepes, Montserrat

    2011-01-01

    La necesidad de las empresas de evaluar el liderazgo transformacional en un contexto amplio y combinado con rendimiento de calidad, requiere instrumentos cortos y, al mismo tiempo, basados en evidencia cientifica...

  19. Transiciones de fase en sistemas coloidales bidimensionales

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    MEJÍA ROSALES, SERGIO

    2006-01-01

    Se realizaron simulaciones numéricas de sistemas de partículas coloidales estabilizadas por carga, usando un algoritmo Monte Carlo para ensambles isotérmico-isobáricos. En las simulaciones se utilizó un potencial a pares discretizado que, hecho en sí mismo interesante, puede usarse apropiadamente para modelar las interacciones a pares de partículas coloidales en una interfase aire-agua. El potencial está formado por un mínimo secundario seguido por un máximo más déb...

  20. El Derecho Administrativo del Sistema Comunitario Andino

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    Jorge Enrique Santos Rodríguez

    2013-01-01

    Una de las tendencias contemporáneas del Derecho Administrativo es el reconocimiento de su existencia más allá de las fronteras de un Estado. Bajo esa premisa, se busca demostrar que en la Comunidad Andina de Naciones se configuran los elementos suficientes para afirmar que existe un Derecho Administrativo Comunitario Andino, en la medida en que de las normas andinas se desprende la existencia de una función administrativa andina, una organización administrativa al seno del Sistema Andino de ...

  1. EVACUACION DE LOS SISTEMAS DE REFRIGERACION

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    Bloomfield Foster, Allan Mark

    2011-01-01

    Este articulo esta dirigido a los ingenieros de refrigeración y aire acondicionado, con el objetivo de explicarles la importancia del proceso de evacuación y deshidratación, en las instalaciones de los sistemas que son del tipo "armado en sitio".El articulo incluye tablas mostrando la relación entre presión manométrica, presión absoluta y micrones de vacio, con las temperaturas de saturacción correspondientes al nivel del mar como también para las otras altitudes que normalmente se encuentran...

  2. El Sistema de patentes en Colombia

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    Rafael Viana Barceló

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available En este documento se realiza un análisis económico del Sistema de Patentes de Colombia. Para ello, se establece el efecto que tienen las patentes concedidas a los inventores foráneos sobre la Inversión Extranjera Directa y el Producto Interno Bruto Nacional, a través de la técnica de regresión de data panel. De igual manera, se identifican los sectores económicos que registran mayores tasas de innovación por parte de los inventores nacionales y extranjeros. Se muestra que el sistema nacional de propiedad intelectual tiene un grado de fortaleza acorde con el resto de países latinoamericanos; para ello, se construye un índice de grado de fortalecimiento de sistema de patente nacional que luego será comparado con el de otros países latinos.Palabras Clave: Sistema de Patentes; Derechos de Propiedad Intelectual; Inversión Directa extranjera; Producto Interno Bruto e innovación tecnológica. The system of patents in ColombiaAbstractIn this document an economic analysis of the System of Patents of Colombia is made. For it, the effect that has the patents granted to the foreign inventors on the Direct Foreign Investment and the Internal Product Gross National, through the technique of regression of data settles down panel. Of equal way, the economic sectors are identified that register greater rates of innovation on the part of the national and foreign inventors.Sample that the national system of intellectual property has a degree of agreed strength with the rest of Latin American countries; for it, an index of degree of fortification of system of national patent is constructed that soon will be compared with the one of other Latin countries.Keywords: System Patent; Rights of Intellectual Property; Foreign Direct Investment; Gross Domestic Product and Technology Innovation.

  3. Sistema prototipo Fly-by-Wire

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    García Abián, Jonathan

    2005-01-01

    Este proyecto está destinado a ofrecer una herramienta a la carrera de aeronáutica para realizar experimentos de navegación y seguimiento de aviones, de la forma más real posible. Con este prototipo lo que se pretende es introducir practicas reales a esta carrera. En este documento se presenta un prototipo para guiado de aviones Radio control (RC). Se ha diseñado la implementación de un sistema FLY by WIRE (FbW) reducido, para incorporarlo en un modelo de RC, capaz de recoge...

  4. Sistemas inteligentes aplicados a redes de datos

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    Corbalán, Leonardo

    2007-01-01

    El presente trabajo monográfico tiene por objetivo presentar una visión general sobre el estado actual y la actividad científica relacionada con los sistemas inteligentes aplicados en áreas inherentes a las redes de datos. He recopilado una vasta cantidad de publicaciones vinculadas con la temática aquí pretendida. Sin embargo, la enumeración detallada de éstas resultaría tediosa y de escasa utilidad. En su lugar he estructurado la presentación del material agrupándolos en cinco tópicos gener...

  5. Sistemas de seguridad en un hotel

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    Gutiérrez Escolar, Alberto

    2010-01-01

    El objetivo fundamental del proyecto es diseñar un sistema de instalaciones para la seguridad de los ocupantes, compuesto por una serie de equipos e instalaciones para evitar daños a los ocupantes, intentar la no propagación del fuego en el sector afectado, reducir la perdida de bienes materiales y facilitar operaciones de rescate y extinción. El proyecto de fin de carrera está estructurado en cuatro capítulos, que se describen a continuación: - Memoria, en primer lugar se realiza una introdu...

  6. Sistema inteligente para el tratamiento de ruidos

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    Barrera, G.M.; Goldenstein, F. D.; López De Luise, María Daniela

    2008-01-01

    El principal objetivo es lograr recuperar sonidos similares automáticamente de una base de datos con sonidos previamente almacenados. Se utiliza un sonido como argumento de la consulta y se obtienen los resultados con un grado de confiabilidad parametrizable. Este estudio se desarrolla en el marco de las investigaciones realizadas en el laboratorio AIGroup, bajo el nombre de proyecto FIC. En la propuesta del sistema se incluye la capacidad de distinción de ruidos, música, voz y combinación de...

  7. Importancia del manual de los sistemas contables en el sistema de control interno.

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    Nicolás Valdés Rodríguez

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available La dirección administrativa del país en los últimos 3 años ha insistido en la necesidad de profundizar en los mecanismos de control económico –financiero de las entidades, el presente trabajo va dirigido a contribuir en alguna medida a lograr ese propósito. El sistema contable de una Entidad forma parte indisoluble del Sistema de Control Interno de la misma, por la vinculación tan estrecha que existe entre los mismos. El objetivo fundamental del trabajo ”Importancia del Manual de los Sistemas Contables en el Sistema de Control Interno”, es destacar la utilidad práctica, técnica y organizativa que tiene el Manual para elevar la eficiencia del trabajo contable de las Entidades y su repercusión positiva en la eficiencia el sistema de Control Interno establecido. Los beneficios que aporta el Manual radican en que crea una base normativa contable adecuada a las características de cada entidad. Como se sabe en las transformaciones económicas realizadas en el país, la existencia de dos monedas en el trabajo económico-contable de muchas entidades, la puntualización del objeto social y la cartera de productos y servicios han complejizado el trabajo contable, requiriendo una mayor adecuación a las características propias de cada entidad, lo cual se logra con la realización del Manual.

  8. SISTEMA DE ESGOTO DOMÉSTICO

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    Thais Viviane Coimbra

    2017-02-01

    Full Text Available Há muito tempo a população sofre pela carência de programas de saneamento básico,o que acaba causando cada vez mais problemas para a população e para o meio ambiente, pois os efluentes acabam sendo despejados em corpos receptores. Sendo assim, uma solução seria desenvolver alternativas que auxilie no tratamento do esgoto, e que ainda satisfaça as necessidades da população. Portanto, a implantação de um sistema de tratamento de esgoto doméstico seria a alternativa ideal, pois garante um baixo custo de construção e uma excelente eficiência, minimizando assim grande parte dos problemas. Desse modo, com o  dimensionamento de um sistema composto por Fossa Séptica e Sumidouro para uma residência de pequeno porte é possível descrever suas funções e como é realizado o projeto através da norma NBR 7229/1993. Esse tipo de tratamento resultará em uma melhor qualidade dos recursos hídricos  e a qualidade de vida da população.

  9. Efeitos dos Programas de Treinamento Aeróbio, de Força e Combinado na Glicose Sanguínea em Diabéticos do Tipo 2: uma Revisão Sistemática/ Effects of Aerobic, Strength and Combined Programs Training on Blood Glucose in Type 2 Diabetic: a Systematic Review.

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    Alexandre de Souza e Silva; Maria Paula Gonçalves Mota

    2015-01-01

    O trabalho tem como objetivo analisar os estudos que avaliaram os efeitos dos programas de treinamento aeróbio, força e combinado nos níveis de glicose sanguínea em indivíduos com diabetes do tipo 2. Foi utilizado o método de revisão sistemática, sendo utilizada a base de dados PubMed. As palavras chaves utilizadas para pesquisa foram training and diabetes. Foram identificados 484 artigos originais. Apenas 17 estudos respeitaram os critérios de inclusão. Os resultados evidenciam que os progra...

  10. Realidad de los sistemas de gestión ambiental

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    Sandra Constanza Escobar Cárdenas

    2009-07-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo presenta un análisis sobre la posibilidad de integrar los diferentes sistemas de gestión y la importancia que tiene los sistemas de gestión ambiental para el mejoramiento de las organizaciones. Luego de analizar comparativamente los modelos existentes, la autora presenta algunas recomendaciones de implementación.

  11. Sistema de costos ABC en la mediana empresa industrial mexicana

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    Lopez-Mejia, Maria Rosa; Gomez-Martinez, Alicia; Marin-Hernandez, Salvador

    2011-01-01

    ... industriales; aunado a lo antes expuesto, se advierte que el sistema de costos ABC o ABM, llamado asi por sus siglas en ingles activity-based costing o activity based management, resulta interesante y conveniente para empresas en ambientes competitivos que requieren reducir costos (Chenhall & Langfield-Smith, 1998). Constantemente se senala que el sistema d...

  12. Teoría de sistemas (2008/09)

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    Pla López, Rafael

    2008-01-01

    Conceptos fundamentales de la Teoría general de sistemas. Nociones básicas de estadística. Modelos cibernéticos. Sistemas caóticos.Asignatura optativa de Ciencias Ambientales. Primer ciclo. Segundo curso. Cuatrimestral: 6 créditos.

  13. Crítica do direito e teoria dos sistemas

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    Kolja Möller

    2015-01-01

    RESUMO O artigo centra-se em abordagens da teoria crítica do sistema em relação ao direito e à sociedade; mostra como elas modificam a estrutura da teoria ortodoxa dos sistemas e discute a forma...

  14. Transitorios electromecánicos en sistemas de potencia industriales

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    Héctor M. Sánchez García; Jorge G. Calderón-Guizar

    2015-01-01

    ... en el ámbito de los sistemas eléctricos de potencia industriales, a pesar de que la información obtenida a partir de dichos estudios resulta fundamental para entender el comportamiento dinámico de sistemas...

  15. La adaptacion como atributo esencial en el fomento de sistemas agropecuarios resilientes ante las perturbaciones

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    Nahed Toral, Jose; Palma Garcia, Jose Manuel; Gonzalez Garcia, Eliel

    2014-01-01

    El presente trabajo tuvo como objetivo documentar algunos fundamentos teoricos del enfoque de sistemas y de la adaptacion como atributo primordial para conseguir sistemas agropecuarios resilientes y sostenibles...

  16. La prevencion del consumo de drogas en el sistema educativo chileno: SENDA y la escuela

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    Espinosa, Patricio

    2014-01-01

    .... Situandonos desde una perspectiva de la teoria de sistemas sociales aplicada al analisis de sistemas organizacionales, caracterizamos su modelo de intervencion analizando las logicas que fundamentan su operar...

  17. Application of an octa-anionic 5,10,15,20-tetra[3,5-(nido-carboranylmethyl)phenyl]porphyrin (H2OCP) as dual sensitizer for BNCT and PDT

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    The applications of the octa-anionic 5,10,15,20-tetra[3,5-(nidocarboranylmethyl) phenyl]porphyrin (H2OCP) as a boron delivery agent in boron neutron capture therapy (BNCT) and a photosensitizer in photodynamic therapy (PDT) have been investigated. Using F98 Rat glioma cells, we evaluated the cytotox...

  18. Characterization of the microheterogeneity in glycoproteins by 500-MHz 1H-NMR spectroscopy of glycopeptide preparations : Application to a monofucosylated tetra-antennary glycopeptide fraction from human plasma α1-acid glycoprotein

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    Vliegenthart, J.F.G.; Halbeek, H. van; Dorland, L.; Montreuil, J.; Fournet, B.; Schmid, K.

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    Five hundred-MHz 1H-NMR spectroscopy was employed to study a monofucosylated tetra-antennary glycopeptide fraction which was derived from human plasma α1-acid glycoprotein. This fraction was earlier judged to be homogeneous by 360-MHz 1H-NMR spectroscopic analysis (Fournet, B., Montreuil, J.,

  19. Evolución estelar en sistemas binarios

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    De Vito, M. A.; Benvenuto, O.

    Definición y clasificación de sistemas binarios; descripción del comportamiento del sistema frente a la variación de su masa; binarias de rayos X; transferencia de masa en sistemas binarios masivos aplicado al posible esclarecimiento del progenitor azul de la supernova SN 1987A; comentario acerca de la evolución de enanas blancas de helio de baja masa y su conexión con los sistemas binarios; reseña del trabajo de Kippenhahn y Weigert sobre el cual está basado el código evolutivo desarrollado en la FCAG por el Dr. Benvenuto y sobre el cual se trabajará para poder incluir la evolución de una estrella con pérdida de masa perteneciente a un sistema binario.

  20. Formation of a unique zinc carbamate by CO2 fixation: implications for the reactivity of tetra-azamacrocycle ligated Zn(II) complexes.

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    Notni, Johannes; Schenk, Stephan; Görls, Helmar; Breitzke, Hergen; Anders, Ernst

    2008-02-18

    The macrocyclic ligand [13]aneN 4 ( L1, 1,4,7,10-tetra-azacyclotridecane) was reacted with Zn(II) perchlorate and CO 2 in an alkaline methanol solution. It was found that, by means of subtle changes in reaction conditions, two types of complexes can be obtained: (a) the mu 3 carbonate complex 1, {[Zn( L1)] 3(mu 3-CO 3)}(ClO 4) 4, rhombohedral crystals, space group R3 c, with pentacoordinate zinc in a trigonal bipyramidal enviroment, and (b) an unprecedenced dimeric Zn(II) carbamate structure, 2, [Zn( L2)] 2(ClO 4) 2, monoclinic crystals, space group P2 1/ n. The ligand L2 (4-carboxyl-1,4,7,10-tetra-azacyclotridecane) is a carbamate derivative of L1, obtained by transformation of a hydrogen atom of one of the NH moieties into carbamate by means of CO 2 uptake. In compound 2, the distorted tetrahedral Zn(II) coordinates to the carbamate moiety in a monodentate manner. Most notably, carbamate formation can occur upon reaction of CO 2 with the [Zn L1] (2+) complex, which implicates that a Zn-N linkage is cleaved upon attack of CO 2. Since complexes of tetra-azamacrocycles and Zn(II) are routinely applied for enzyme model studies, this finding implies that the Zn-azamacrocycle moiety generally should no longer be considered to play always only an innocent role in reactions. Rather, its reactivity has to be taken into account in respective investigations. In the presence of water, 2 is transformed readily into carbonate 1. Both compounds have been additionally characterized by solid-state NMR and infrared spectroscopy. A thorough comparison of 1 with related azamacrocycle ligated zinc(II) carbonates as well as a discussion of plausible reaction paths for the formation of 2 are given. Furthermore, the infrared absorptions of the carbamate moiety have been assigned by calculating the vibrational modes of the carbamate complex using DFT methods and the vibrational spectroscopy calculation program package SNF.

  1. Estudio de un sistema de generación industrial de potencia para cero emisiones de CO2

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    Timón Piote, Vicente Paúl

    2017-01-01

    Esta tesis se centra en el análisis preliminar de ciclos combinados semicerrados con captura de CO2 mediante oxicombustión de gas natural y un gas rico en CO2 como fluido de trabajo. Se pone especial énfasis en la turbina de gas, con el objetivo de identificar las diferencias con las de ciclos combinados convencionales, y las barreras que puedan existir para el desarrollo o adaptación de componentes. En primer lugar se estudia el ciclo en su punto de diseño, usando un modelo de simulación bas...

  2. Control óptimo y robusto H∞ de sistemas no lineales aplicaciones a sistemas electromecánicos

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    Vivas Venegas, Carlos

    2004-01-01

    La teoría de control automático ha experimentado un notable desarrollo en los últimos tiempos especialmente en el campo de los sistemas no lineales. Son aportaciones relativamente recientes los paradigmas de control basados en pasividad, teoría de sistema

  3. Evaluación de la eficacia in vitro e in vivo del tratamiento antimicrobiano combinado por el tablero de damas Effectiveness of a combined antimicrobial treatment by means of the draughtboard. In vitro and in vivo assessment

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    María Espino Hernández

    2009-08-01

    Full Text Available El presente trabajo tuvo como objetivo, evaluar la eficacia clínica del tratamiento antimicrobiano combinado mediante pruebas de sinergismo in vitro y determinar la eficacia del procedimiento empleado para orientar la aplicación de estas formas de tratamiento en el paciente con sepsis por bacterias con resistencia variada. Se evaluó el tratamiento aplicado a 163 recién nacidos con sepsis corroborada por hemocultivo positivo en el Hospital Ginecobstétrico Universitario "América Arias", durante el periodo de enero de 1993 a diciembre de 2000, por el método tablero de damas (checkerboard en placas de microtitulación. Las combinaciones de fármacos sinérgicas in vitro presentaron una alta probabilidad de eficacia clínica, independiente del patrón de susceptibilidad del microorganismo aun frente a cepas resistentes a los 2 antimicrobianos utilizados en el tratamiento. Todos los resultados antagónicos in vitro se correspondieron con un fallo clínico terapéutico. El procedimiento utilizado puede constituir una valiosa herramienta para orientar la terapéutica en pacientes con sepsis por microorganismos resistentes.The aim of present paper was to evaluate clinical effectiveness of combined antimicrobial treatment by means of in vitro synergism tests and to determine effectiveness of used procedure to direct applications of these treatment strategies in patient presenting with sepsis from varied resistance bacteria. Treatment applied was assessed in 163 newborn patients presenting with sepsis from positive hemoculture in "America Arias" University Gynecology-Obstetrics Hospital from January 1993 to December 2000, by checkerboard method in microtritate plates. In vitro synergic drug combinations showed a high probability of clinical effectiveness, independently of susceptibility pattern of microorganism event versus resistant strains to both antimicrobials used in treatment. All in vitro antagonistic results correspond both with a

  4. Linear concentration system; Sistema de concentracion lineal

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    Gonzalez Lugo, J.I; Leon Rovira, N; Aguayo Tellez, H [Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, Monterrey, Nuevo Leon (Mexico)]. E-mails: a00812662@itesm.mx; noel.leon@itesm.mx; haguayo@itesm.mx

    2013-03-15

    Solar linear concentration technologies to generate high temperatures are limited to the ranges of 200 to 500 degrees Celsius. While its performance has been tested through prototypes and pilot plants around the world, there are still areas of opportunity that can be exploited to obtain a linear concentration that achieves temperatures above this range in order to have a better use of the available solar energy. Because of this: It is possible to develop a linear concentration system that can track the sun with minimal movement of the absorber-receiver while maintaining temperatures above 850 degrees Celsius sufficient for industrial processes that require that temperature. The methodology consists of a series of stages (conceptual design, simulation, evaluation, development concept, results and validation) through which concepts are generated that allow design and evaluation of solar concentrator configurations with the help of simulation software. We have designed a linear parabolic concentrating system which comprises a set of mirrors segments with different focal lengths that works within the range of 600 degrees Celsius; however, it is advancing in the development of a double concentration to reach 850 degrees Celsius. [Spanish] Las tecnologias de concentracion lineal solar para generar altas temperaturas se ven limitadas a los rangos de 200 a 500 grados centigrados. Si bien su funcionamiento ha sido probado a traves de prototipos y plantas piloto alrededor del mundo, aun existen areas de oportunidad que pueden ser aprovechadas para obtener un sistema de concentracion lineal que permita alcanzar temperaturas mayores a este rango para asi tener un mejor aprovechamiento de la energia solar disponible. Debido a esto: Es posible desarrollar un sistema de concentracion lineal capaz de seguir la trayectoria del Sol con minimo movimiento del absorbedor-recibidor al mismo tiempo que mantiene temperaturas superiores a los 850 grados centigrados suficientes para

  5. Crystal structures of (Z)-5-[2-(benzo[b]thio-phen-2-yl)-1-(3,5-di-meth-oxy-phen-yl)ethen-yl]-1H-tetra-zole and (Z)-5-[2-(benzo[b]thio-phen-3-yl)-1-(3,4,5-tri-meth-oxy-phen-yl)ethen-yl]-1H-tetra-zole.

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    Penthala, Narsimha Reddy; Yadlapalli, Jaishankar K B; Parkin, Sean; Crooks, Peter A

    2016-05-01

    (Z)-5-[2-(Benzo[b]thio-phen-2-yl)-1-(3,5-di-meth-oxy-phen-yl)ethen-yl]-1H-tetrazole methanol monosolvate, C19H16N4O2S·CH3OH, (I), was prepared by the reaction of (Z)-3-(benzo[b]thio-phen-2-yl)-2-(3,5-di-meth-oxy-phen-yl)acrylo-nitrile with tri-butyl-tin azide via a [3 + 2]cyclo-addition azide condensation reaction. The structurally related compound (Z)-5-[2-(benzo[b]thio-phen-3-yl)-1-(3,4,5-tri-meth-oxy-phen-yl)ethen-yl]-1H-tetra-zole, C20H18N4O3S, (II), was prepared by the reaction of (Z)-3-(benzo[b]thio-phen-3-yl)-2-(3,4,5-tri-meth-oxy-phen-yl)acrylo-nitrile with tri-butyl-tin azide. Crystals of (I) have two mol-ecules in the asymmetric unit (Z' = 2), whereas crystals of (II) have Z' = 1. The benzo-thio-phene rings in (I) and (II) are almost planar, with r.m.s deviations from the mean plane of 0.0084 and 0.0037 Å in (I) and 0.0084 Å in (II). The tetra-zole rings of (I) and (II) make dihedral angles with the mean planes of the benzo-thio-phene rings of 88.81 (13) and 88.92 (13)° in (I), and 60.94 (6)° in (II). The di-meth-oxy-phenyl and tri-meth-oxy-phenyl rings make dihedral angles with the benzo-thio-phene rings of 23.91 (8) and 24.99 (8)° in (I) and 84.47 (3)° in (II). In both structures, mol-ecules are linked into hydrogen-bonded chains. In (I), these chains involve both tetra-zole and methanol, and are parallel to the b axis. In (II), mol-ecules are linked into chains parallel to the a axis by N-H⋯N hydrogen bonds between adjacent tetra-zole rings.

  6. Fornecimento de Serviços de Sistema no Sistema Eléctrico Nacional

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    Pereira, Pedro Vasco Monteiro

    2009-01-01

    Mestrado em Economia e Política da Energia e do Ambiente Com o objectivo de garantir a fiabilidade, segurança e qualidade de serviço no fornecimento de energia eléctrica, a operação em tempo-real do sistema eléctrico exige a utilização de determinados serviços complementares que podem ser adquiridos através de mercados desenvolvidos para o efeito ou através da contratação bilateral. A filosofia implementada com o pacote legislativo de 1995 conduzia a que os serviços de sistema fossem contr...

  7. Tetra- and octa-[4-(2-hydroxyethyl)phenoxy bearing novel metal-free and zinc(II) phthalocyanines: Synthesis, characterization and investigation of photophysicochemical properties

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    Köksoy, Baybars [Marmara University, Department of Chemistry, 34722 Kadıköy, Istanbul (Turkey); Durmuş, Mahmut [Gebze Technical University, Department of Chemistry, 41400 Gebze, Kocaeli (Turkey); Bulut, Mustafa, E-mail: mbulut@marmara.edu.tr [Marmara University, Department of Chemistry, 34722 Kadıköy, Istanbul (Turkey)

    2015-05-15

    In this study, four novel phthalonitriles (1–4) and their corresponding metal-free (5–8) and zinc(II) phthalocyanine derivatives (9–12) bearing 4-(hydroxyethyl)phenoxy groups were synthesized. These novel compounds were characterized by IR, elemental analyses, {sup 1}H-NMR, UV–vis, and MALDI-TOF spectral data. Furthermore, photophysical (fluorescence quantum yields and lifetimes) and photochemical properties (singlet oxygen generation and photodegradation quantum yields) of these phthalocyanines were investigated in dimethylsulfoxide. The studied zinc(II) phthalocyanines generated highly singlet oxygen which is very important for the photodynamic therapy (PDT) of cancer. The fluorescence quenching behaviour of the newly synthesized phthalocyanine compounds were also investigated using 1,4-benzoquinone. - Highlights: • Octa and tetra 4-(hydroxyethyl)phenoxy substituted metal-free and zinc(II) phthalocyanines. • Study of photophysicochemical properties of eight new phthalocyanines. • Highly singlet oxygen generation for novel zinc(II) phthalocyanine photosensitizers.

  8. cis-Bis(2,2'-bipyridine-κN,N')bis-(dimethyl sulfoxide-κO)zinc bis-(tetra-phenyl-borate) dimethyl sulfoxide monosolvate.

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    Tomyn, Stefania; Gumienna-Kontecka, Elżbieta; Usenko, Natalia I; Iskenderov, Turganbay S; Prisyazhnaya, Elena V

    2011-12-01

    In the mononuclear title complex, [Zn(C(10)H(8)N(2))(2)(C(2)H(6)OS)(2)](C(24)H(20)B)(2)·C(2)H(6)OS, the Zn(II) ion is coordinated by four N atoms of two bidentate 2,2'-bipyridine mol-ecules and by the O atoms of two cis-disposed dimethyl sulfoxide mol-ecules in a distorted octa-hedral geometry. The S atom and the methyl groups of one of the coordinated dimethyl sulfoxide mol-ecules are disordered in a 0.509 (2):0.491 (2) ratio. The crystal packing is stabilized by C-H⋯O hydrogen bonds between the dimethyl sulfoxide solvent mol-ecules and tetra-phenyl-borate anions.

  9. Acetonitrile-bis-(2,9-dimethyl-1,10-phen-an-throline)copper(II) bis-(tetra-fluorido-borate).

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    Watton, Stephen P

    2010-10-23

    The title compound, [Cu(CH(3)CN)(C(12)H(12)N(2))(2)](BF(4))(2), crystallizes with two copper-containing cations and four tetra-fluoro-borate anions in the asymmetric unit. The structure represents a second crystal form of the salt, the first being an acetonitrile solvate [Watton (2009 ▶). Acta Cryst. E65, m585-m586]. The complex cation has a distorted trigonal-bipyramidal geometry, whereas the previous structure exhibits a distorted square-pyramidal geometry. One of the four BF(4) (-) counter-ions is disordered, with a refined site occupancy of 0.8615 (17):0.1385 (17).

  10. Determination of selected protoporphyrins in parma ham with use of 5,10,15,20-tetra(4-hydroxyphenyl)porphyrin as a surrogate standard in the recovery study.

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    Maere, Hannelore De; Mey, Eveline De; Baca, Martyna; Sajewicz, Mieczysław; Paelinck, Hubert; Fraeye, Ilse; Kowalska, Teresa

    2014-01-01

    A high-performance liquid chromatographic method for the determination of hemin, protoporphyrin IX (PPIX), and zinc(II)protoporphyrin IX (Zn(II)PPIX) in Parma ham was developed. The detection was done by means of a universal DAD-detector, whereby quantification of the three naturally occurring protoporphyrins was carried out at lambda = 414 nm, i.e., very close to the respective maxima of their Soret bands. The extraction thereof from the meat matrix was done by a mixture of acetone and chloroacetic acid (100 mL + 0.2 g). Usage of 5,10,15,20-tetra(4-hydroxyphenyl)porphyrin (THPP) as a surrogate standard and its detection fixed at lambda = 444 nm, allowed to obtain accurate (ca. 96%) recovery results. Established concentrations of hemin, Zn(II)PPIX, and PPIX in the Parma ham samples were 15.97, 19.96 and 1.52 µg g(-1), respectively.

  11. Influência do consumo de Delta9-tetra-hidrocanabinol no fluxo salivar e na análise bacteriológica da cavidade oral

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    Santos, Rodolfo Jorge Tibério de Viláres

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    Dissertação para obtenção do grau de Mestre no Instituto Superior de Ciências da Saúde Egas Moniz Objetivo - Estudar o efeito do Δ9-tetra-hidrocanabinol (THC) na quantidade de fluxo salivar estimulado e não estimulado, e também na flora bacteriana (nomeadamente no número de unidades formadoras de colónias (ufc) de Streptococcus e Staphylococcus), de indivíduos fumadores de tabaco e canábis em comparação com fumadores só de tabaco e com indivíduos não fumadores. Materiais e métodos - Nes...

  12. Studies on polynuclear furoquinones. Part 1: Synthesis of tri- and tetra-cyclic furoquinones simulating BCD/ABCD ring system of furoquinone diterpenoids

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    Faruk H. Shaik

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    Full Text Available Synthesis of phenanthro[1,2-b]furan-10,11-dione, the core nucleus present in Tanshinone-I is described in 8–10 steps starting from 2-bromo-3,4-dihydro-1-naphthaldehyde. The bromoaldehyde was converted to methyl 2-(2-bromo-1-naphthylacetate or 2-(2-bromo-1-naphthylacetonitrile following the protocol of functional group transformations. Subsequent Suzuki coupling of this ester/nitrile derivative with furan-2-boronic acid produced [2-(2-furyl-1-naphthyl]acetic ester/nitrile which on hydrolysis furnished the corresponding acid derivative. Cyclization of the acid followed by oxidation of the phenol, with Fremy’s salt, produced the tetra-cyclic furoquinone, phenanthro[1,2-b]furan-10,11-dione. This method has also been extended for the synthesis of the tricyclic furoquinone, naphtho[1,2-b]furan-4,5-dione.

  13. Investigation of the electronic absorption spectra and the circular dichroism spectra of binuclear tetra-. mu. -mandelato complexes of Mo/sub 2//sup 4 +/

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    Golovaneva, I.F.; Akhmedov, E.L.; Kotel' nikova, A.S.

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    The IR, electronic absorption, and circular dichroism spectra of the binuclear tetra-..mu..-mandelates of molybdenum(II) (Mo/sub 2//D-(-)-OOCCH(OH)C/sub 6/H/sub 5///sub 4/) and (Mo/sub 2//L-(+)-OOCCH(OH)C/sub 6/H/sub 5///sub 4/) have been studied. It has been established that Cotton effects are induced in all the electronic transitions of the symmetric (Mo/sub 2/O/sub 8/)chromophore under the influence of the asymmetric atom of the optically active mandelato ligand. The observed electronic transitions have been assigned on the basis of an analysis of the spectroscopic data obtained.

  14. Development of 166Holmium-1,2 Propylene Di-amino Tetra (Methy1enephosphonicacid) as a Possible Bone Palliation Agent

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    Zolghadri, Samaneh; Jalilian, Amir Reza; Yousefnia, Hassan; Bahrami-Samani, Ali; Ghannadi-Maragheh, Mohammad

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    166Holmium-1,2-propylene di-amino tetra (methy1enephosphonicacid) (166 Ho-PDTMP) complex was prepared successfully using an in-house synthesized PDTMP ligand and 166 HoCl 3 . Ho-166 chloride was obtained by thermal neutron irradiation (1 × 10 13 n/cm 2 /s) of natural Ho (NO 3 ) 3 samples (specific activity = 3-5 GBq/mg), dissolved in acidic media. Radiochemical purity of 166 Ho-PDTMP was checked by instant thin layer chromatography (>99%). Stability studies of the complex in the final preparation and in the presence of human serum were performed up to 72 h. The biodistribution of 166 Ho-PDTMP and 166 HoCl 3 in wild-type rats was checked in animal tissues up to 48 h. The produced 166 Ho-PDTMP properties suggest a possible new bone palliative therapeutic to overcome the metastatic bone pains. PMID:25191109

  15. Electrocatalytic Detection of Amitrole on the Multi-Walled Carbon Nanotube – Iron (II tetra-aminophthalocyanine Platform

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    Tebello Nyokong

    2008-08-01

    Full Text Available It is shown that iron(II tetra-aminophthalocyanine complex electropolymerized onto a multi-walled carbon nanotube-modified basal plane pyrolytic graphite electrode greatly enhanced the electrocatalytic detetion of amitrole (a toxic herbicide, resulting in a very low detection limit (0.5 nM and excellent sensitivity of 8.80±0.44 μA/nM, compared to any known work reported so far. The electrocatalytic detection of amitrole at this electrode occurred at less positive potential (~0.3 V vs Ag|ACl and also revealed a typical coupled chemical reaction. The mechanism for this response is proposed. The electrode gave satisfactory selectivity to amitrole in the presence of other potential interfering pesticides in aqueous solutions.

  16. Peripherally and non-peripherally tetra-benzothiazole substituted metal-free zinc (II) and lead (II) phthalocyanines: Synthesis, characterization, and investigation of photophysical and photochemical properties

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    Demirbaş, Ümit; Göl, Cem; Barut, Burak; Bayrak, Rıza; Durmuş, Mahmut; Kantekin, Halit; Değirmencioğlu, İsmail

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    In this study, novel phthalonitrile compounds bearing 2-methylbenzo[d]thiazol-5-yloxy groups (4 and 5) and their peripherally and non-peripherally tetra-substituted metal-free (6 and 7), zinc (II) (8 and 9), and lead (II) (10 and 11) phthalocyanine derivatives were synthesized and characterized for the first time. These novel compounds showed extremely good solubility in most common organic solvents. The novel phthalocyanine compounds presented excellent results from photophysical and photochemical examinations in DMF solution. Especially, the singlet oxygen quantum yield (ΦΔ) values of the substituted zinc (II) phthalocyanines indicate that these compounds have significant potential as photosensitizers in cancer treatment by the photodynamic therapy (PDT) technique. The fluorescence quenching behaviour of these novel phthalocyanine compounds by 1,4-benzoquinone (BQ) was also examined in DMF solution.

  17. Investigación en sistemas operativos

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    Este artículo presenta los temas que se están comenzando a explorar en el Laboratorio de Investigación en Nuevas Tecnologías Informáticas como parte de una línea de investigación en sistemas operativos y expone los primeros resultados obtenidos. La rápida evolución en las tecnologías de hardware, las redes de datos y el diseño del software de usuario contrasta con el hecho de que el diseño del kernel y los mecanismos que implementan la protección y virtualización de los recursos, en los si...

  18. Modelado del estudiante en sistemas tutores inteligentes

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    Cataldi, Zulma

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available En la producción de los STI convergen las distintas epistemológicas que quedan evidenciadas en la práctica docente. Se busca una nueva opción de diseño de STI que sea más versátil centrada en la forma en que los estudiantes mantienen, organizan y adquieren los nuevos conocimientos. Las diferentes formas de pensar de los estudiantes, constituyen los estilos de aprendizaje, a través de los cuales se puede establecer el modo en que estos conocimientos se almacenan, se relacionan y se utilizan con los adquiridos anteriormente. Es necesario caracterizar a los estudiantes además considerando el tipo de inteligencia preponderante en cada uno, ya que permitirá soluciones más individualizadas. Esto conlleva a rediseñar los componentes de cada módulo del sistema tutor.

  19. LA INGENIERÍA DE SISTEMAS Y SU EVOLUCIÓN HACIA LA ARQUITECTURA DE SISTEMAS

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    EDGAR SERNA MONTOYA

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    Full Text Available Muchas de las empresas modernas entendieron que sus antiguas unidades de sistemas ya no son funcionales, y comienzan a subdividirlas en dos grupos de trabajo diferenciadores: el encargado de la infraestructura y el de los denominados “arquitectos de Sistemas”. Esta decisión lógica la inspira la actual evolución de la Ingeniería de Sistemas que, como área de conocimiento, genera los mismos subgrupos como agentes para formación. Además, la evolución y complejidad de lossistemas de información en medio de la sociedad del conocimiento, con exigencias y expectativas muy complejas, también determinan la necesidad de esta especialización. En este documento, una traducción casi literal de un white paper que publicó la empresa Quidnunc -www.quidnunc.com consultado en abril del año 2000- especializada en gestión de configuración, se detalla la importancia de esta división y las pautas a seguir a la hora de diseñar la arquitectura de sistemas de una empresa

  20. Radiosynthesis and bioevaluation of [68Ga]-labeled 5,10,15,20-tetra(4-methylpyridyl)-porphyrin for possible application as a PET radiotracer for tumor imaging.

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    Bhadwal, Mohini; Das, Tapas; Dev Sarma, Haladhar; Banerjee, Sharmila

    2015-02-01

    Porphyrins have inherent ability to localize preferentially in tumor lesions. Cationic porphyrins are readily water soluble and reported to exhibit strong DNA-binding capabilities. Therefore, attempt has been made to prepare a water soluble [(68)Ga]-labeled cationic porphyrin, viz., 5,10,15,20-tetra(4-methylpyridyl)porphyrin (TMP), and evaluate its potential as a positron emission tomography (PET) radiotracer for tumor imaging. The cationic porphyrin TMP was synthesized following a two-step procedure and subsequently radiolabeled with Ga-68, eluted from a commercial (68)Ge/(68)Ga generator. Purification of the [(68)Ga]-labeled porphyrin derivative was carried out using Sep-Pak(®) cartridges. The tumor-targeting potential of the [(68)Ga]-labeled-5,10,15,20-tetra(4-methylpyridyl)porphyrin was evaluated by biodistribution studies in Swiss mice bearing fibrosarcoma tumor. Under optimized reaction conditions, [(68)Ga]-labeled TMP was obtained with ~90 % radiochemical purity which was subsequently improved to >99 % after purification through Sep-Pak(®) cartridges. Biodistribution studies revealed high tumor uptake of the radiotracer within 30-min post-injection (6.47 ± 0.87 % of injected activity) and retention until the final 2 h post-administration (4.48 ± 1.11 % of injected activity) time point. The initial uptake observed in non-target organs cleared away with time resulting in gradually improving tumor/blood and tumor/muscle ratios. Preliminary bioevaluation studies indicated the potential of the radiolabeled porphyrin derivative for tumor imaging, and further detailed studies are warranted to evaluate the true potential of the developed radiotracer.

  1. In-silico screening and validation of high-affinity tetra-peptide inhibitor of Leishmania donovani O-acetyl serine sulfhydrylase (OASS).

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    Kant, Vishnu; Vijayakumar, Saravanan; Sahoo, Ganesh Chandra; Chaudhery, Shailendra S; Das, Pradeep

    2018-02-07

    OASS is a specific enzyme that helps Leishmania parasite to survive the oxidative stress condition in human macrophages. SAT C-terminal peptides in several organisms, including Leishmania, were reported to inhibit or reduce the activity of OASS. Small peptide and small molecules mimicking the SAT C-terminal residues are designed and tested for the inhibition of OASS in different organisms. Hence, in this study, all the possible tetra-peptide combinations were designed and screened based on the docking ability with Leishmania donovani OASS (Ld-OASS). The top ranked peptides were further validated for the stability using 50 ns molecular dynamic simulation. In order to identify the better binding capability of the peptides, the top peptides complexed with Ld-OASS were also subjected to molecular dynamic simulation. The docking and simulation results favored the peptide EWSI to possess greater advantage than previously reported peptide (DWSI) in binding with Ld-OASS active site. Also, screening of non-peptide inhibitor of Asinex Biodesign library based on the shape similarity of EWSI and DWSI was performed. The top similar molecules of each peptides were docked on to Ld-OASS active site and subsequently simulated for 20 ns. The results suggested that the ligand that shares high shape similarity with EWSI possess better binding capability than the ligand that shares high shape similarity with DWSI. This study revealed that the tetra-peptide EWSI had marginal advantage over DWSI in binding with Ld-OASS, thereby providing basis for defining a pharmacophoric scaffold for the design of peptidomimetic inhibitors as well as non-peptide inhibitors of Ld-OASS.

  2. Fusiones bancarias en el sistema financiero venezolano

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    Yajaira C. Bracho

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available Debido a que el proceso de globalización financiera no es ajeno a los movimientos incipientes ocurridos en Venezuela luego de la crisis financiera de los noventa, se ha observado en el país un proceso de fusiones que no tiene antecedentes. Las fusiones bancarias es el objetivo principal de la presente investigación, en este se abordan los aspectos teóricos y legales de las fusiones, las razones que las motivan, así como también la evolución histórica de estas, en el sistema financiero venezolano. Las fusiones en el sistema financiero venezolano se han producido como una estrategia de modernización, enmarcadas en las nuevas tendencias de un proceso de globalización y de la reducción de los costos de transformación de las instituciones bancaria. Las fusiones bancarias que se han dado en Venezuela a partir de 1994 hasta la actualidad son por absorción destacándose, en una primera fase las fusiones propiciadas por los grandes grupos financieros existentes entre sus empresas filiales para conformar los bancos universales, en una segunda fase fusiones entre diferentes grupos financieros; en algunos casos para conformar las megafusiones. La tendencia de este proceso es que se disminuyan las instituciones financieras especializadas afectándose los bancos comerciales y las entidades de ahorro y préstamo, a favor de la creación de la banca universal y los conglomerados financieros.

  3. Defesa dos direitos humanos: sistemas regionais

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    Hélio Bicudo

    2003-04-01

    Full Text Available O texto discorre sobre a institucionalização dos sistemas de promoção dos Direitos Humanos, ao longo do século XX. Tomando a Declaração Universal dos Direitos do Homem, de 1948, como base e ponto de partida, o articulista aborda as três principais vertentes dos sistemas de promoção desses direitos: a européia, a americana e a africana. A evolução de cada uma delas descrita analógica e epistemologicamente, de forma a salientar singularidades sem perder de vista as influências recíprocas ou mesmo as determinantes próprias do contexto espaço-social. Para finalizar, o articulista destaca a importância do Tribunal Penal Internacional no estabelecimento de uma justiça ecumênica. Concomitantemente, alerta para o perigo contido na ameaça de os EUA não o ratificarem.The text underlines the institutional character acquired by the main systems to promote Human Rights in the twentieth century. Taking the Universal Human Rigths Declaration, of 1948, as the basis for analysis, the author brings up three different approaches to promote these rights: the European, the American and the African. The evolution of each of them is described using its procedure as a basic reference. Besides, an analogical analysis, brings to the fore singularities, without ignoring reciprocal influences dictated by particular contexts, though. The author stresses the importance of the International Penal Court, as a means to establish ecumenical justice. At the same time, he reminds the reader of the risks implicit in the possible non-ratification of the IPC by United States.

  4. Implicaciones Jurídicas del Sistema Electoral

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    Hugo Picado León

    2008-06-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo argumenta acerca de la importancia que tiene para el derecho electoral el conocimiento de la teoría sobre los sistemas electorales y sus elementos. En primer término, se procura definir el sistema electoral, tanto en su sentido amplio como en su sentido estricto. La segunda sección se refiere a la relación de la teoría sobre el sistema electoral para el derecho. En el siguiente apartado se describen los efectos del sistema electoral sobre el sistema de partidos y sobre la representación. En la cuarta y la quinta sección se explican los elementos del sistema electoral en sentido estricto y la administración electoral, respectivamente. Finalmente, en la sexta sección se mencionan algunas líneas de análisis referente al diseño y reforma del sistema electoral

  5. Transitorios electromecánicos en sistemas de potencia industriales

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    Héctor M. Sánchez García

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Los estudios de estabilidad transitoria o transitorios electromecánicos son frecuentemente ignorados en el ámbito de los sistemas eléctricos de potencia industriales, a pesar de que la información obtenida a partir de dichos estudios resulta fundamental para entender el comportamiento dinámico de sistemas eléctricos de potencia de cualquier tipo, así como para identificar la necesidad de acciones correctivas y evaluar su efectividad sobre la seguridad operativa del sistema eléctrico. En este artículo se analiza el comportamiento dinámico de un sistema de potencia industrial con generación propia, interconectado a la red pública del sistema de transmisión, al ocurrir una falla en el transformador de interconexión entre ambos sistemas. El análisis reportado en el presente trabajo resultó ser una parte fundamental para entender el porqué de la actuación de las protecciones de baja y alta frecuencia de los generadores y en consecuencia el colapso total del sistema industrial.

  6. El sistema nacional de salud en el Perú

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    Francisco Sánchez-Moreno

    Full Text Available Un grupo de profesionales en el Perú, conocedores de sistemas nacionales de salud, conformado desde 1975, comenzó un proceso que llevó al país a ser el primero en América del Sur en iniciar la organización moderna de este sistema. El avance pionero que significó la creación del Sistema Nacional de Servicios de Salud en 1978 ocurrió antes de las reformas de los sistemas de salud en Chile (1980, Brasil (1990, Colombia (1993 y Ecuador (2008. El alentador inicio tuvo vaivenes reformistas permanentes desde entonces, con evolución negativa por falta de una política de Estado. Las características actuales del sistema peruano son el desempeño ineficiente y la discontinuidad, sin evaluación alguna, lo que determina un gran atraso con relación a los sistemas de salud de América. En el siglo XXI se han desaprovechado importantes esfuerzos técnicos para modernizar el sistema y sus funciones. El futuro es preocupante y el papel de las nuevas generaciones será decisivo.

  7. Transitorios electromecánicos en sistemas de potencia industriales

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    Héctor M. Sánchez García; Jorge G. Calderón-Guizar

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    Los estudios de estabilidad transitoria o transitorios electromecánicos son frecuentemente ignorados en el ámbito de los sistemas eléctricos de potencia industriales, a pesar de que la información obtenida a partir de dichos estudios resulta fundamental para entender el comportamiento dinámico de sistemas eléctricos de potencia de cualquier tipo, así como para identificar la necesidad de acciones correctivas y evaluar su efectividad sobre la seguridad operativa del sistema eléctrico. En este ...

  8. La familia como sistema social: Conyugalidad y parentalidad

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    Hugo Cadenas

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    El presente artículo aborda el concepto de familia en el marco de la teoría de sistemas sociales. A partir de un análisis crítico de las reflexiones de algunos autores que siguen esta tradició n teórica, se propone un concepto de familia moderna como un sistema funcionalmente diferenciado. A partir de esta decisión teórica, se define la comunicación íntima como característica de la familia y a la distinción entre parientes como código basal del sistema.

  9. Fiabilidad de los sistemas fotovoltaicos autónomos

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    Gil Cardador, Evelio

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    Los sistemas fotovoltaicos autónomos, es decir, sistemas que carecen de conexión a la red eléctrica, presentan una gran utilidad para poder llevar a cabo la electrificación de lugares remotos donde no hay medios de acceder a la energía eléctrica. El continuo avance en el número de sistemas instalados por todo el mundo y su continua difusión técnica no significa que la implantación de estas instalaciones no presente ninguna problemática. A excepción del panel fotovoltaico que presenta...

  10. Sistema de salud de Chile The health system of Chile

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    Víctor Becerril-Montekio; Juan de Dios Reyes; Annick Manuel

    2011-01-01

    En este trabajo se describe el sistema de salud de Chile, incluyendo su estructura, financiamiento, beneficiarios y recursos físicos, materiales y humanos de los que dispone. Este sistema está compuesto por dos sectores, público y privado. El sector público está formado por todos los organismos que constituyen el Sistema Nacional de Servicios de Salud y cubre aproximadamente a 70% de la población, incluyendo a los pobres del campo y las ciudades, la clase media baja y los jubilados, así como ...

  11. SINTESIS Y CARACTERIZACION DE SISTEMAS SUPRAMOLECULARES DECORADOS CON NANOPARTICULAS METALICAS

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    HERRERA IBARRA, BARBARA ANDREA

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    Esta tesis tiene como objetivo principal aportar al conocimiento de la Química Supramolecular y de la Nanoquímica considerando la síntesis y caracterización de sistemas supramoleculares, funcionalización de nanopartículas (NPs), nanodecoración de cristales supramoleculares y su evaluación sobre los efectos de los mismos en la viabilidad celular. La promoción de estos sistemas básicos para la creación de sistemas útiles en aplicaciones biomédicas, es del interés de esta tesis. ...

  12. Sistema cartográfico oficial en Marruecos

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    Hassani, Hamza

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    EL objetivo de este proyecto final de grado es crear un programa que será capaz de transformar coordenadas entre el sistema cartográfico marroquí al sistema internacional WGS84, por lo tanto tenemos seguir ciertos pasos para conseguir el objetivo. El sistema cartográfico marroquí opta con los siguientes parámetros: Elipsoide Clarke1880 ; Proyección cónica conforme de Lambert en cuatro zonas ; Proyección UTM en la Sahara Marroquí por fines Cartográficos ; Punto fundamental Merchich, dirección ...

  13. Sistemas de Información en Salud

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    López, Heriberto Díaz

    2012-01-01

    Los Sistemas de Información en Salud (SIS) constituyen el núcleo principal de soporte para la toma de decisiones en las instituciones sanitarias. El sistema integrado de información en salud tiene por objetivo normalizar, integrar y organizar toda la información en salud disponible en sus sistemas de información, así como la distribución de la información de la forma más conveniente, para facilitar la toma de decisiones. 1-5

  14. ESTRATEGIAS PARA ENFRENTAR PERIODOS DE RACIONAMIENTO EN SISTEMAS HIDROTERMICOS

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    PUSCHEL LOVENGREEN, SEBASTIAN TOMAS

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    La suficiencia es un aspecto crítico en el desarrollo de un sistema eléctrico. La evolución de la capacidad instalada en el largo plazo queda determinada por las condiciones y estructura del mercado, el crecimiento de la demanda y las circunstancias a las que se ve sometido el sistema, las cuales inducen decisiones de corto plazo que impactan la suficiencia en un horizonte más amplio. Para un sistema hidrotérmico es importante tomar en cuenta que la variabilidad inherente del recurso hídri...

  15. Um sistema BASIC multiusuario para o COBRA-400

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    Maria Tereza Azevedo Cetolo

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    Resumo: Neste trabalho é descrita a implementação de um sistema multi usuário ("Time sharing") em torno da linguagem BASIC escrito em linguagem de montagem do Intel 8080. São elaboradas as modificações no interpretador para torná-lo reentrante as estruturas de dados para compartilhamento de memória, o sistema de escalonamento do processador e as rotinas de Entrada/Saída para interface com o "hardware" e com o sistema de arquivos do COBRA 400 ;;Abstract:This paper describes an implementation ...

  16. Integración de sistema de monitorización Nagios con Twitter

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    Pérez Vera, Dolores Isabel

    2015-01-01

    Integración de sistema de monitorización Nagios con Twitter como sistema de notificación de eventos. Integració de sistema de monitorització Nagios amb Twitter com a sistema de notificació d'esdeveniments. Bachelor thesis for the Computer Science program on Computer networks.

  17. Mecanismos de construcción-destrucción de patrones macroestructurales en microclimas como sistemas complejos

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    Sánchez-Muñoz, L.

    2006-10-01

    ón del núcleo 27Al (RMN, y mapas químicos de contenido en Na por microsonda electrónica (ME. Las pertitas pegmatíticas son sistemas complejos en cuyos feldespatos potásicos se han identificado dos periodos genéticos independientes de recristalización durante el enfriamiento geológico. En el primer periodo, en la estructura mineral se produce la construcción gradual de patrones macroscópicos regulares pseudoperiódicos, como consecuencia del efecto combinado de un ordenamiento local no-ergódico en la distribución Si/Al y de un efecto cooperativo global de la estructura del cristal. Desde las interfases incoherentes con el feldespato sódico surgen frentes de transformación a modo de avalanchas que pueden coalescer longitudinalmente y yuxtaponerse transversalmente para auto-ensamblarse, y finalmente evolucionar hasta formar dominios-macla (leyes Albita y Periclina, como unidad cristalina de construcción de la macroestructura. Estos procesos de auto-organización se activan cuando el sistema está abierto a la circulación de moléculas de agua catalizadoras para el ordenamiento de la red, al tiempo que existe una estimulación externa por tensiones tectónicas de cizalla. Durante el segundo periodo se destruyen los patrones estructurales creados previamente, por: (i maclados de relajación y deformación, (ii engrosamientos de dominios por disolución-reprecipitación debidos a interacciones con fluidos acuosos a baja temperatura, (iii reorientaciones de dominiosmacla según ley Periclina hacia orientaciones de ley Albita.

  18. Envejecimiento del sistema cardiovascular Cardiovascular system aging

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    José M Ocampo

    2005-08-01

    Full Text Available El envejecimiento del sistema cardiovascular está asociado con un número característico de cambios a nivel bioquímico, histológico y morfológico. Sin embargo, no todas las modificaciones presentadas se asocian con deterioro en la función. Entre los cambios a nivel cardiaco se tienen: disminución en el número de miocitos y en las células del sistema de conducción cardiaca, desarrollo de fibrosis, cambios en el transporte de calcio a través de las membranas y disminución del cronotropismo, inotropismo y lusitropismo mediados por estímulo b-adrenérgico. A nivel vascular, hay incremento en la rigidez de la pared de las arterias, con aumento en la velocidad de la onda de pulso, disfunción endotelial y disminución de la vasodilatación mediada por estímulo b-adrenérgico. Durante el reposo el sistema cardiovascular es capaz de desarrollar mecanismos adaptativos eficientes, pero en situaciones de estrés como el ejercicio, los cambios asociados con el envejecimiento se hacen evidentes ya que está disminuida la capacidad para obtener la frecuencia cardiaca máxima, está incrementada la postcarga y hay disminución de la contractilidad intrínseca. Por lo anterior, los ancianos deben utilizar al máximo el mecanismo de Frank-Starling para mantener el gasto cardiaco. Los cambios estructurales y funcionales asociados con el envejecimiento cardiovascular, disminuyen de forma significativa el umbral en el cual las enfermedades cardiacas llegan a ser evidentes, y deben ser conocidos por el personal de salud encargado de cuidar a los ancianos.Cardiovascular aging is associated with characteristic biochemical, histological and morphological changes. Nevertheless, these changes are not necessarily associated to a deterioration in its function. Among the cardiac changes found, there is a reduction in the number of myocytes and of the cardiac conduction system cells, development of fibrosis, changes in the trans-membrane calcium transport and a

  19. Riesgos del trabajo en el sistema de gestion de calidad

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    Ulloa-Enriquez, Medardo Angel

    2012-01-01

    El objetivo del presente articulo es compartir una metodologia adecuada para identificar e incorporar los riesgos de salud y seguridad al sistema de gestion de calidad certificado bajo la Norma ISO 9001...

  20. Sistema fotovoltaico de iluminación solar

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    Víctor Hugo Benítez Baltazar

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available El artículo es el resultado de un trabajo de investigación enfocado al uso de sistemas fotovoltaicos para la iluminación por medio de diodos emisores de luz tipo LED. Se busca reducir el consumo energético mediante la implementación de un sistema de iluminación basado en LED hasta en un 80%, donde la fuente primaria de energía es el Sol. Se demuestra la viabilidad de los sistemas solares de iluminación LED mediante la construcción de un prototipo. Los sistemas de iluminación fotovoltaicos son una alternativa real para ahorrar energía eléctrica e igualmente representan un campo de investigación abierto en muchos sentidos.

  1. Caracterizacion del sistema agrosilvopastoril en la Depresion Central de Chiapas

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    Ramirez-Marcial, N; Rueda-Perez, M.L; Ferguson, B.G; Jimenez-Ferrer, G

    2012-01-01

    A traves de talleres participativos, se analizo la importancia de algunos arboles para el manejo de los sistemas productivos en una comunidad zoque, del municipio de Ocozocuautla de Espinosa, Chiapas (Mexico...

  2. EL SISTEMA FINANCIERO DE ANGOLA Y ESTRATEGIAS DE FUTURO

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    Casanovas Ramón, M; Jesus Fortes, A. de F

    2009-01-01

    ... análisis interno y externo del entorno competitivo del sistema financiero angoleño aplicando la Matriz DAFO o SWOT, con el objetivo de formular estrategias concretando, en una tabla resumen, la...

  3. Nuevos sistemas de frecuencia intermedia para el IAR

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    Olalde, J. C.; Perilli, D.; Larrarte, J. J.

    Se presenta el diagrama en bloques de los nuevos sistemas de Frecuencia Intermedia para los dos radiómetros instalados en el IAR. Entre las características más importantes del sistema podemos mencionar la posibilidad de conectar cualquiera de las dos antenas a los ``backend" disponibles: analizador espectral de alta resolución (META II) de 0,05 Hz, autocorrelador de 1008 canales y contínuo. Se incorporan al sistema nuevos sintetizadores de frecuencia implementados con PLL y la moderna técnica de síntesis digital directa. Por último, el conjunto del sistema es susceptible de ser configurado por las computadoras de adquisición de datos, supervisadas por otra, que entrega el estado de funcionamiento actual y evita la selección de configuraciones incorrectas por parte del usuario.

  4. PROYECCIÓN DE SISTEMAS INTEGRADOS DE GESTIÓN

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    Escobio, Damarys Peña; Cardona, Buenaventura Rigol; Pino, Mayra Moreno

    2009-01-01

    .... En este trabajo se presenta un resumen de estos aspectos comunes para los sistemas de gestión de la calidad, el medio ambiente, la seguridad y salud en el trabajo y se analiza el enfoque para...

  5. Inmunología tumoral y neoplasias del sistema inmune

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    Sen Fernández, María Luz de la; Sempere Ortells, José Miguel; Marco de la Calle, Francisco Manuel; Vázquez Araujo, Begoña

    2012-01-01

    Inmunología tumoral: vigilancia inmunológica, antígenos tumorales, respuesta inmune antitumoral, escape tumoral. Inmunología y diagnóstico. Inmunoterapia. Neoplasias del sistema inmune: leucemias y linfomas.

  6. RENDIMIENTO CUÁNTICO DE FLUORESCENCIA EN SISTEMAS FENILVINILIDENO

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    Diego Alzate

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available En el presente trabajo se reporta la síntesis y caracterización optoelectrónica de tres sistemas fenilvinilideno con sustituyentes electrodonores tipo alcoxilo (-OR. Los sistemas fueron obtenidos por medio de la reacción de acoplamiento de Heck, con rendimientos superiores a 95%, una conjugación de configuración totalmente trans y con altos rendimientos cuánticos de fluorescencia de color verde-azul. La gran estereoselectividad de la metodología de síntesis utilizada se ve reflejada en la obtención de rendimientos cuánticos superiores a los reportados para sistemas fenilvinilideno de estructuras químicas similares, lo cual hace de estos sistemas fenilvinilideno estereoselectivos, materiales de alto atractivo comercial dentro de las nacientes tecnologías de la electrónica de polímeros.

  7. Cobertura del Sistema Privado de Capitalizacion en Chile, Colombia y Mexico

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    Emma Aguila; Orazio Attanasio; Ximena Quintanilla

    2010-01-01

    Este estudio compara las diferencias de cobertura en los sistemas de pensiones de capitalizacion individual en tres pa’ses de Latinoamerica. En Chile, Colombia y Mexico, aun cuando cada uno de ellos tiene sistema de pensiones de contribuciones definidas, hay diferencias significativas en el diseno e incentivos de cada sistema que pueden afectar la participacion de los individuos en el mismo. El presente estudio examina la cobertura del sistema de pensiones comparando el diseno de los sistemas...

  8. SISTEMAS INMUNES ALTERNATIVOS - Alternative Immune Systems

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    Cadavid Gutierrez Luis Fernando

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available El sistema inmune en animales es una red compleja de moléculas, células y tejidos que de manera conjunta mantienen la integridad fisiológica y genética de los organismos. Convencionalmente se ha considerado la existencia de dos clases de inmunidad, la innata y la adaptativa. La primera es ancestral, con variabilidad limitada y baja discriminación, mientras que la segunda es altamente variable, específica y restringida a vertebrados mandibulados. La inmunidad adaptativa se basa en receptores de antígeno que se rearreglan somáticamente para generar una diversidad casi ilimitada de moléculas. Este mecanismo de recombinación somática muy probablemente emergió como consecuencia de un evento de transferencia horizontal de transposones y transposasas bacterianas en el ancestro de los vertebrados mandibulados. El reciente descubrimiento en vertebrados no mandibulados e invertebrados de mecanismos alternativos de inmunidad adaptativa, sugiere que en el transcurso de la evolución distintos grupos animales han encontrado soluciones alternativas al problema del reconocimiento inmunológico. Palabras claves: Sistema inmune, evolución, VLR, Dscam, Alorreconocimiento ABSTRACT The immune system in animals is a complex network of molecules, cells and tissues that coordinately maintain the physiological and genetic integrity of the organism. Traditionally, two classes of immunity have been considered, the innate immunity and the adaptive immunity. The former is ancestral, with limited variability and low discrimination. The latter is highly variable, specific and limited to jawed vertebrates. Adaptive immunity is based on antigen receptors that rearrange somatically to generate a nearly unlimited diversity of molecules. Likely, this mechanism of somatic recombination arose as a consequence of a horizontal transfer of transposons and transposases from bacterial genomes in the ancestor of jawed vertebrates. The recent discovery in jawless

  9. El sistema español de I+D

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    López Facal, Javier

    1997-06-01

    Full Text Available Not available.Para centrar el lugar que ocupan las Bibliotecas y Centros de documentación en el Sistema de I+D, se resume la evolución de la política científica española desde los años cincuenta y se describe la estructura actual de este sistema, sus magnitudes principales y sus deficiencias.

  10. El sistema español de I+D

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    López Facal, Javier

    1997-01-01

    Not available.Para centrar el lugar que ocupan las Bibliotecas y Centros de documentación en el Sistema de I+D, se resume la evolución de la política científica española desde los años cincuenta y se describe la estructura actual de este sistema, sus magnitudes principales y sus deficiencias.

  11. Estratégias para luz natural: sistemas inovadores.

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    Juliana Saiter Garrocho

    2007-07-01

    Full Text Available Diversos sistemas, estratégias e componentesinovadores de alta tecnologia paraa otimização do uso da luz natural noprojeto de arquitetura têm se desenvolvidoatualmente, principalmente na EuropaCentral, nos Estados Unidos e na Austrália.Este artigo apresenta algumas dessasestratégias descrevendo suas principaiscaracterísticas. Palavras-chave: luz natural, estratégias deprojeto, sistemas inovadores de alta tecnologia.

  12. ANALIZA IN PRIMERJAVA VODILNIH DISTRIBUCIJ OPERACIJSKEGA SISTEMA LINUX

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    Belšak, Andrej

    2013-01-01

    Diplomsko delo opisuje razvoj operacijskega sistema Linux skozi zgodovino in obravnava najpogostejše distribucije tega operacijskega sistema. Glavna naloga diplomskega dela je podrobna analiza in primerjava med posameznimi distribucijami, tako s tehničnega oziroma strokovnega vidika, kot z vidika končnega uporabnika. Obravnava tudi posamezne tipe namizij oziroma grafičnih vmesnikov Linux okolja in nabor privzetih aplikacij v posameznih distribucijah. Cilj je bralcu predstaviti okolje oper...

  13. Los volcanes del Sistema Volcánico Transversal

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    Esperanza Yarza de la Torre

    2012-02-01

    Full Text Available Si hizo la selección de textos referentes a algunos de los volcanes que integran el Sistema Volcánico Transversal. Publicado en: Yarza de De la Torre, E. (1992, "Los volcanes del Sistema Volcánico Transversal", Volcanes de México, 4a ed. corregida y aumentada, Instituto de Geografía, UNAM, México, pp. 82-83, 89-136.

  14. Los volcanes del Sistema Volcánico Transversal

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    Esperanza Yarza de la Torre

    2003-01-01

    Si hizo la selección de textos referentes a algunos de los volcanes que integran el Sistema Volcánico Transversal. Publicado en: Yarza de De la Torre, E. (1992), "Los volcanes del Sistema Volcánico Transversal", Volcanes de México, 4a ed. corregida y aumentada, Instituto de Geografía, UNAM, México, pp. 82-83, 89-136.

  15. Productividad en materia seca y captura de carbono en un sistema silvopastoril y un sistema tradicional en cinco fincas ganaderas de piedemonte en el departamento de Casanare

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    Estrella Cárdenas Castro; Álvaro Mauricio Bustamante Lozano; José Edilson Espitia Barrera; Andrés Páez Martínez

    2012-01-01

    El objetivo fue comparar, en cuanto a productividad en materia seca y captura de carbono, entre un sistema silvopastoril y un sistema tradicional en cinco fincas ganaderas de piedemonte del departamento de Casanare...

  16. Sistema Inteligente ?gil de Processo Evolutivo - SIAPE: um prot?tipo brasileiro de sistemas EPS

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    Amaral, Hiram Carlos Costa

    2016-01-01

    Paradigmas emergentes de fabrica??o t?m sido usados na tentativa de solucionar o problema da customiza??o, isto ?, a manufatura de produtos em lotes baixos e com elevados n?veis de variedades de produtos. Notadamente os Evolvable Production Systems (EPS) tem conseguido tratar o problema atrav?s do conceito de agentes mecatr?nicos e de uma invers?o do local de onde a intelig?ncia do processo produtivo est? dentro do sistema de manufatura. Entretanto, ainda h? v?rias lacunas e ba...

  17. Leveled cost of the generation in a power station of combined cycle with integrated gas producer (CCGI); Costo nivelado de la generacion en una central de ciclo combinado con gasificador integrado (CCGI)

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    Hiriart Le Bert, Gerardo [Comision Federal de Electricidad (CFE), (Mexico); Beltran Mora, Hector [Facultad de Ingenieria, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Mexico, D.F. (Mexico)

    2004-06-15

    A brief description of a combined cycle power station that uses synthesis gas, better known as CCGI, is presented. The costs of the initial investment of several plants of this type, that have been described in literature, are analyzed and the predictions that different experts do on the costs that are expected in the near future are reviewed. Also the maintenance expenses that would be expected during the normal operation and the main maintenance are examined. The availability factors that reasonably must be considered based on the recent experiences are analyzed. Afterwards the sense which that the plant factor has in one of natural gas and one of synthesis, where generally are used as base plant. The costs of the different fuels that can be used in a CCGI are examined. Finally the leveled cost of the energy for both cases is calculated and the sensitivity of both to the cost of the respective fuels is examined. The result is presented in graphical form to show in a first attempt, the circumstances under which one or another technology could be preferable. It is made clear that the data used in this brief study are the best reasoned estimation and in no way they must be considered as definitive, in special in those of investment and maintenance of the CCGI where the operation history is still short. [Spanish] Se presenta una breve descripcion de una Central de Ciclo Combinado que utiliza Gas de Sintesis o mejor conocidas como CCGI. Se analizan los costos de la inversion inicial de varias plantas de este tipo que han sido descritas en la literatura y se resenan las predicciones que hacen diferentes expertos sobre los costos que se esperan para el futuro cercano. Tambien se examinan los gastos de mantenimiento que se esperarian durante la operacion normal y durante los mantenimientos mayores. Se analizan los factores de disponibilidad que razonablemente deben considerarse, basados en las experiencias recientes. Luego se discute el sentido que tiene el factor de

  18. Control organizacional: ¿sistema o agregado de elementos? Control organizacional: ¿sistema o agregado de elementos?

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    María Rocío Arango Restrepo

    2007-01-01

    ... barriers that hamper integral understanding of organizational control.Este artículo trata sobre el control organizacional entendido como un sistema ylas principales dificultades que acarrea esta concepción...

  19. El sistema ESO 296-IG 11

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    Agüero, E. L.; Paolantonio, S.

    El objeto ESO 296-IG 11 que se presenta en forma de ``V'' y posee destacadas condensaciones a lo largo de cada una de sus dos ramas, las que son de igual extensión (~ 1'), es estudiado en base a material espectroscópico obtenido en el CASLEO. Así se establecen las principales características espectrales, las condiciones físicas y los mecanismos de excitación dominantes de las zonas más notables de su estructura, como así también la distribución de su extinción interna y la variación del grado de excitación de las mismas. Del análisis de las velocidades radiales se determina que se trata de dos galaxias de tipo disco que se están interpenetrando y que conforman un sistema triple junto con una galaxia de contorno elíptico y tamaño considerablemente menor (0.2') que se encuentra a ~ 1.3' del punto de intersección de las dos primeras, ubicada sobre la dirección que contiene a una de éstas y hacia la que se extienden unas débiles y largas prolongaciones de la otra.

  20. Viaje alrededor del sistema-mundo

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    Full Text Available Al iniciar el recorrido, Wallerstein sostiene dos tesis principales: que la historia está abierta, y que vivimos una etapa en que el determinismo disminuye. En un caso enfrenta las tesis de una historia clausurada, en otro, la de un futuro sin alternativas. Ni es el ?n de la historia ni vivimos en el mejor de los mundos posibles. La investigación y la acción tienen que explorar en los terrenos macro y micro de la política, la economía, la cultura y la sociedad y descubrir cómo se abre y cierra la historia del porvenir, y como se abren los límites actuales del sistema-mundo a los valores universales respetando sus particularidades y especi?cidades. El planteamiento de Wallerstein se opone a las tesis de moda de los funcionarios-?lósofos del “establishment” conservador, dizque tecnocientí?co y objetivo. Permite comprender un mundo que está abierto a la libertad aunque no necesariamente la alcance.

  1. Perspectivas de los sistemas de pago

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    Full Text Available ResumenLos agentes, instrumentos y mecanismos que intervienen en la realización de transacciones cotidianas han ido variando considerablemente a lo largo del tiempo, de acuerdo a la evolución de las prácticas, tecnologías e instituciones que determinan costumbres y mecanismos de pago. La organización de los esquemas de intercambio, y de los sistemas financieros en general se ha convertido en tema saliente de discusión contemporánea. Estas notas presentan un breve análisis de la cuestión, centrado sobre los procedimientos para procesar pagos.Código JEL: E42. AbstractThe agents, instruments and mechanisms involved in everyday transactions have varied considerably over time, according to the evolution of practices, technologies and institutions that determine customs and payment mechanisms. The organization of exchange schemes, and financial systems in general, has become salient topic of contemporary discussion. This paper presents a brief analysis of the matter, focused on procedures to process payments. Key words: Monetary Systems,Payment Systems, Currency.Code JEL: E42

  2. Sistemas de dessecação antecedendo a semeadura direta de milho e controle de plantas daninhas Desiccation systems prior to no-till corn sowing and weed control

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    Jamil Constantin

    2009-07-01

    Full Text Available No sistema de plantio direto, a escolha do momento adequado para a dessecação da cobertura vegetal antecedente à semeadura é fundamental para o êxito da cultura do milho. O objetivo do trabalho foi avaliar os efeitos sobre a cultura do milho de três sistemas de dessecação de manejo antecedendo o plantio direto combinados com três métodos de controle de plantas daninhas, em áreas com alta densidade de infestação de ervas. Os tratamentos foram arranjados em esquema fatorial (3x3 + 1, em delineamento de blocos casualizados, com cinco repetições. Os três sistemas de dessecação avaliados foram: (1 dessecação de manejo realizada imediatamente antes da semeadura - sistema Aplique-Plante ("AP"; (2 dessecação de manejo realizada sete dias antes da semeadura direta (DAS ("7 DAS"; e (3 manejo antecipado ("MA", quando as dessecações foram realizadas aos 25 e 1 DAS do milho. Após a emergência da cultura, as opções de controle foram: (1 nenhum controle de plantas daninhas; (2 capina manual e (3 aplicação de mesotrione + atrazine + óleo mineral em pós-emergência, além de uma testemunha sem manejo e sem controle em pós-emergência. Verificou-se que, após a emergência da cultura, a utilização do MA proporcionou maior controle das plantas daninhas, em comparação com os sistemas AP e 7 DAS. Evidenciou-se um atraso de crescimento nas plantas de milho crescidas nas áreas onde foi utilizado o sistema AP. Observou ainda que, independentemente do método de controle de plantas daninhas utilizado em pós-emergência, os maiores rendimentos de grãos de milho ocorreram no MA com ganhos que variaram entre 593 a 1060 kg ha-1.The adequate timing for cover crop management before sowing is fundamental for the success of no-till corn. This research aimed to evaluate the effects on corn growth and yield of three burndown systems before no-till sowing, combined with three weeds control methods after crop emergence, in areas with high

  3. 2,3,4,6,-tetra-O-(3-nitropropanoil)-O-β-D-glucopiranósido, un nuevo antimicrobiano de las raíces de Heteropteris aphrodisiaca

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    Roman Júnior,Walter Antônio; Carvalho Cardoso, Mara Lane; Vilegas, Wagner; Nakamura, Celso Vataru; Dias Filho, Benedito Prado; Mello,João Carlos Palazzo de

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    Un nuevo 2,3,4,6-tetra-O-(3-nitropropanoila)-O-β-D-glucopiranósido anomérico fue aislado de las raíces de Heteropteris aphrodisiaca y su estructura determinada por métodos espectroscópicos. Su actividad frente a los microorganismos Staphylococcus aureus, Bacillus subtilis, Candida albicans, C. parapsilosis, C. krusei y C. tropicalis fue demostrada.

  4. O sistema social da saúde: conceito, limites e possibilidades

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    Sandra Regina Martini Vial

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    Full Text Available Discutem-se as possibilidades de definir o sistema da saúde como um sistema social, diferenciado funcionalmente, a partir da ótica da Teoria dos Sistemas Sociais, utilizando os pressupostos gerais da Teoria e a estrutura apresentada por Niklas Luhmann sobre o sistema médico. Apresentam-se alguns “desassossegos” provocados pela Teoria; as possíveis relações entre o sistema da saúde e o que Luhmann chamou de sistema médico e como esse sistema, atualmente, pode ser considerado sistema da saúde; e, por fim, a nossa concepção do sistema da saúde na atualidade.

  5. Crystal structure of [Cu(tmpen)](BF4)2 {tmpen is N,N,N',N'-tetra-kis-[(6-methyl-pyridin-2-yl)meth-yl]ethane-1,2-di-amine}.

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    Chen, Lin; Guo, Yakun; Ren, Gan; Sang, Ge

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    The mononuclear copper title complex {N,N,N',N'-tetra-kis-[(6-methyl-pyridin-2-yl)meth-yl]ethane-1,2-di-amine-κ6N}copper(II) bis-(tetra-fluorido-borate), [Cu(C30H36N6)](BF4)2, is conveniently prepared from the reaction of Cu(BF4)2·6H2O with N,N,N',N'-tetra-kis-[(6-methyl-pyridin-2-yl)meth-yl]ethane-1,2-di-amine (tmpen) in aceto-nitrile at room temperature in air. The complex shows a distorted octa-hedral environment around the CuII cation (site symmetry 2) and adopts the centrosymmetric space group C2/c. The presence of the 6-methyl substituent hinders the approach of the pyridine group to the CuII core. The bond lengths about the CuII atom are significantly longer than those of analogues without the 6-methyl substituents.

  6. SISTEMAS INMUNES ALTERNATIVOS Alternative Immune Systems

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    LUIS F. CADAVID

    Full Text Available El sistema inmune en animales es una red compleja de moléculas, células y tejidos que de manera conjunta mantienen la integridad fisiológica y genética de los organismos. Convencionalmente se ha considerado la existencia de dos clases de inmunidad, la innata y la adaptativa. La primera es ancestral, con variabilidad limitada y baja discriminación, mientras que la segunda es altamente variable, específica y restringida a vertebra-dos mandibulados. La inmunidad adaptativa se basa en receptores de antígeno que se rearreglan somáticamente para generar una diversidad casi ilimitada de moléculas. Este mecanismo de recombinación somática muy probablemente emergió como consecuencia de un evento de transferencia horizontal de transposones y transposasas bacterianas en el ancestro de los vertebrados mandibulados. El reciente descubrimiento en vertebrados no mandibulados e invertebrados de mecanismos alternativos de inmunidad adaptativa, sugiere que en el transcurso de la evolución distintos grupos animales han encontrado soluciones alternativas al problema del reconocimiento inmunológico.The immune system in animals is a complex network of molecules, cells and tissues that coordinately maintain the physiological and genetic integrity of the organism. Traditionally, two classes of immunity have been considered, the innate immunity and the adaptive immunity. The former is ancestral, with limited variability and low discrimination. The latter is highly variable, specific and limited to jawed vertebrates. Adaptive immunity is based on antigen receptors that rearrange somatically to generate a nearly unlimited diversity of molecules. Likely, this mechanism of somatic recombination arose as a consequence of horizontal transfer of transposons and transposases from bacterial genomes in the ancestor of jawed vertebrates. The recent discovery in jawless vertebrates and invertebrates of alternative adaptive immune mechanisms, suggests that during

  7. SISTEMA DE CONTROL INTELIGENTE PARA UN GRUPO DE ELEVADORES

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    Andrés Enrique Rosso Mateus

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available En este artículo se trata el problema del tráfico vertical en edificios de gran altura y se describe el análisis, diseño y evaluación de un sistema de control para un grupo elevadores que busca mejorar el desempeño respecto a un sistema de control tradicional. El controlador propuesto busca asignar de una forma inteligente las llamadas que se generan a los ascensores que hacen parte del grupo, el desempeño del sistema se traduce en una reducción de los tiempos de servicio y de la energía que invierte el sistema. El controlador propuesto está basado en lógica difusa y las reglas de inferencia expresan el conocimiento de un experto orientado hacia la obtención de los objetivos mencionados. El controlador inteligente se evalúa en un simulador gráfico desarrollado para este fin, este simulador permite ingresar parámetros de configuración para que se adapte y represente una edificación real. Se corrieron dos simulaciones, una usando un controlador convencional y otra usando el controlador inteligente, esto con el fin de comparar su desempeño y cuantificar valores como tiempo de esperar de los usuarios y energía consumida por el sistema.

  8. Crystal structure of tetra-kis-(μ3-2-{[1,1-bis-(hy-droxy-meth-yl)-2-oxidoeth-yl]imino-meth-yl}-6-meth-oxy-phenolato)tetra-kis-[aqua-copper(II)]: a redetermination at 200 K.

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    Buvaylo, Elena A; Vassilyeva, Olga Yu; Skelton, Brian W

    2015-10-01

    The crystal structure of the tetra-nuclear title compound, [Cu4(C12H15NO5)4(H2O)4], has been previously reported by Back, Oliveira, Canabarro & Iglesias [Z. Anorg. Allg. Chem. (2015), 641, 941-947], based on room-temperature data. In the previously published structure, no standard uncertainties are recorded for the deprotonated hy-droxy-methyl group and water mol-ecule O atoms coordinating to the metal atom indicating that they were not refined; furthermore, the H atoms of some OH groups and water mol-ecules have not been positioned accurately. Since the current structure was determined at a lower temperature, all atoms, including the H atoms of these hy-droxy groups and the water mol-ecule, have been determined more accurately resulting in improved standard uncertainties in the bond lengths and angles. Diffraction data were collected at 200 K, rather than the more usual 100 K, due to apparent disordering at lower temperatures. In addition, it is now possible to report intra- and inter-molecular O-H⋯O inter-actions. In the title complex molecule, which has crystallographic -4 symmetry, the Cu(II) ions are coordinated by the tridentate Schiff base ligands and water mol-ecules, forming a tetra-nuclear Cu4O4 cubane-like core. The Cu(II) ion adopts a CuNO5 elongated octa-hedral environment. The coordination environment of Cu(II) at 200 K displays a small contraction of the Cu-N/O bonds, compared with the room-temperature structure. In the crystal lattice, the neutral clusters are linked by inter-molecular O-H⋯O hydrogen bonds into a one-dimensional hydrogen-bonding network propagating along the b axis.

  9. Preparation and sonodynamic activities of water-soluble tetra-α-(3-carboxyphenoxyl) zinc(II) phthalocyanine and its bovine serum albumin conjugate.

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    Xu, He-Nan; Chen, Hai-Jun; Zheng, Bi-Yuan; Zheng, Yun-Quan; Ke, Mei-Rong; Huang, Jian-Dong

    2015-01-01

    Sonodynamic therapy (SDT) is a new approach for cancer treatment, involving the synergistic effect of ultrasound and certain chemical compounds termed as sonosensitizers. A water-soluble phthalocyanine, namely tetra-α-(3-carboxyphenoxyl) zinc(II) phthalocyanine (ZnPcC4), has been prepared and characterized. The interactions between ZnPcC4 and bovine serum albumin (BSA) were also investigated by absorption and fluorescence spectroscopy. It was found that there were strong interactions between ZnPcC4 and BSA with a binding constant of 6.83×10(7)M(-1). A non-covalent BSA conjugate of ZnPcC4 (ZnPcC4-BSA) was prepared. Both ZnPcC4 and ZnPcC4-BSA exhibited efficient sonodynamic activities against HepG2 human hepatocarcinoma cells. Compared with ZnPcC4, conjugate ZnPcC4-BSA showed a higher sonodynamic activity with an IC50 value of 7.5μM. Upon illumination with ultrasound, ZnPcC4-BSA can induce an increase of intracellular reactive oxygen species (ROS) level, resulting in cellular apoptosis. The results suggest that the albumin conjugates of zinc(II) phthalocyanines functionalized with carboxyls can serve as promising sonosensitizers for sonodynamic therapy. Copyright © 2014 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  10. Synthesis and crystal structure of tetra(quinolin-8-olatothorium ethanol solvate, Th(C9H6NO4*C2H5OH

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    Holger Kohlmann

    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available Metal quinolinolates (also known as oxinates have been widely used for gravimetric analysis and in recent days as materials for organic light emitting diodes (OLEDs. Recrystallisation of tetra(quinolin-8- olatothorium(IV (ThQ4 yielded yellow, translucent, prismatic crystals of the title compound, ThQ4*C2H5OH, the single-crystal structure of which is described. Only one crystallographically distinct molecule is found, all ligands are crystallographically inequivalent. Thorium is coordinated by four 8-hydroxyquinolinato with average Th-O distances of 233.3 pm and average Th-N distances of 272.4 pm, and one ethanol ligand with a Th-O distance 256.7 pm. O and N surroundings around thorium can be described by a tricapped trigonal prism. In contrast to quinolinates of the trivalent metals, ThQ4*C2H5OH does not fluoresce under UV irradiation, which is in accordance with the lack of π-π overlap in the crystal structure.

  11. Novel Tetra-nucleotide Microsatellite DNA Markers for Assessing the Evolutionary Genetics and Demographics of Northern Snakehead (Channa argus) Invading North America

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    King, Timothy L.; Johnson, R.L.

    2011-01-01

    We document the isolation and characterization of 19 tetra-nucleotide microsatellite DNA markers in northern snakehead (Channa argus) fish that recently colonized Meadow Lake, New York City, New York. These markers displayed moderate levels of allelic diversity (averaging 6.8 alleles/locus) and heterozygosity (averaging 74.2%). Demographic analyses suggested that the Meadow Lake collection has not achieved mutation-drift equilibrium. These results were consistent with instances of deviations from Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium and the presence of some linkage disequilibrium. A comparison of individual pair-wise distances suggested the presence of multiple differentiated groups of related individuals. Results of all analyses are consistent with a pattern of multiple, recent introductions. The microsatellite markers developed for C. argus yielded sufficient genetic diversity to potentially: (1) delineate kinship; (2) elucidate fine-scale population structure; (3) define management (eradication) units; (4) estimate dispersal rates; (5) estimate population sizes; and (6) provide unique demographic perspectives of control or eradication effectiveness

  12. Photophysical Characterization and in Vitro Phototoxicity Evaluation of 5,10,15,20-Tetra(quinolin-2-ylporphyrin as a Potential Sensitizer for Photodynamic Therapy

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    Letícia D. Costa

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    Full Text Available Photodynamic therapy (PDT is a selective and minimally invasive therapeutic approach, involving the combination of a light-sensitive compound, called a photosensitizer (PS, visible light and molecular oxygen. The interaction of these per se harmless agents results in the production of reactive species. This triggers a series of cellular events that culminate in the selective destruction of cancer cells, inside which the photosensitizer preferentially accumulates. The search for ideal PDT photosensitizers has been a very active field of research, with a special focus on porphyrins and porphyrin-related macrocycle molecules. The present study describes the photophysical characterization and in vitro phototoxicity evaluation of 5,10,15,20-tetra(quinolin-2-ylporphyrin (2-TQP as a potential PDT photosensitizer. Molar absorption coefficients were determined from the corresponding absorption spectrum, the fluorescence quantum yield was calculated using 5,10,15,20-tetraphenylporphyrin (TPP as a standard and the quantum yield of singlet oxygen generation was determined by direct phosphorescence measurements. Toxicity evaluations (in the presence and absence of irradiation were performed against HT29 colorectal adenocarcinoma cancer cells. The results from this preliminary study show that the hydrophobic 2-TQP fulfills several critical requirements for a good PDT photosensitizer, namely a high quantum yield of singlet oxygen generation (Φ∆ 0.62, absence of dark toxicity and significant in vitro phototoxicity for concentrations in the micromolar range.

  13. Comparative evaluation of 15% ethylenediamine tetra-acetic acid plus cetavlon and 5% chlorine dioxide in removal of smear layer: A scanning electron microscope study.

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    Singh, Sandeep; Arora, Vimal; Majithia, Inderpal; Dhiman, Rakesh Kumar; Kumar, Dinesh; Ather, Amber

    2013-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to compare the efficacy of smear layer removal by 5% chlorine dioxide and 15% Ethylenediamine Tetra-Acetic Acid plus Cetavlon (EDTAC) from the human root canal dentin. Fifty single rooted human mandibular anterior teeth were divided into two groups of 20 teeth each and control group of 10 teeth. The root canals were prepared till F3 protaper and initially irrigated with 2% Sodium hypochlorite followed by 1 min irrigation with 15% EDTAC or 5% Chlorine dioxide respectively. The control group was irrigated with saline. The teeth were longitudinally split and observed under Scanning electron microscope SEM (×2000). The statistical analysis was done using General Linear Mixed Model. At the coronal thirds, no statistically significant difference was found between 15% EDTAC and 5% Chlorine dioxide in removing smear layer. In the middle and apical third region 15% EDTAC showed better smear layer removal ability than 5% Chlorine dioxide. Final irrigation with 15% EDTAC is superior to 5% chlorine dioxide in removing smear layer in the middle and apical third of radicular dentin.

  14. Comparative evaluation of 15% ethylenediamine tetra-acetic acid plus cetavlon and 5% chlorine dioxide in removal of smear layer: A scanning electron microscope study

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    Sandeep Singh

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Aims: The purpose of this study was to compare the efficacy of smear layer removal by 5% chlorine dioxide and 15% Ethylenediamine Tetra-Acetic Acid plus Cetavlon (EDTAC from the human root canal dentin. Materials >and Methods : Fifty single rooted human mandibular anterior teeth were divided into two groups of 20 teeth each and control group of 10 teeth. The root canals were prepared till F3 protaper and initially irrigated with 2% Sodium hypochlorite followed by 1 min irrigation with 15% EDTAC or 5% Chlorine dioxide respectively. The control group was irrigated with saline. The teeth were longitudinally split and observed under Scanning electron microscope SEM (×2000. Statistical Analysis Used: The statistical analysis was done using General Linear Mixed Model. Results : At the coronal thirds, no statistically significant difference was found between 15% EDTAC and 5% Chlorine dioxide in removing smear layer. In the middle and apical third region 15% EDTAC showed better smear layer removal ability than 5% Chlorine dioxide. Conclusion : Final irrigation with 15% EDTAC is superior to 5% chlorine dioxide in removing smear layer in the middle and apical third of radicular dentin.

  15. Diaquaiodido(2,3,5,6-tetra-2-pyridylpyrazine-κ3N2,N1,N6manganese(II iodide monohydrate

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    Kwang Ha

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    Full Text Available The asymmetric unit of the title compound, [MnI(C24H16N6(H2O2]I·H2O, consists of a cationic MnII complex, an I− anion and a solvent water molecule. In the complex, the MnII ion is six-coordinated in a considerably distorted octahedral environment defined by three N atoms of the tridentate 2,3,5,6-tetra-2-pyridylpyrazine (tppz ligand, one I− anion and two O atoms of two water ligands. The dihedral angles between the pyridyl rings [maximum deviation = 0.034 (6 Å] and their carrier pyrazine ring [maximum deviation = 0.020 (6 Å] are 26.5 (2 and 27.0 (2° for the coordinated pyridyl rings, and 51.3 (3 and 43.2 (2° for the uncoordinated pyridyl rings. Intermolecular O—H...O, O—H...N and O—H...I hydrogen bonds stabilize the crystal structure.

  16. Surface immobilization of a tetra-ruthenium substituted polyoxometalate water oxidation catalyst through the employment of conducting polypyrrole and the layer-by-layer (LBL) technique.

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    Anwar, Nargis; Sartorel, Andrea; Yaqub, Mustansara; Wearen, Kevin; Laffir, Fathima; Armstrong, Gordon; Dickinson, Calum; Bonchio, Marcella; McCormac, Timothy

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    A tetra Ru-substituted polyoxometalate Na10[{Ru4O4(OH)2(H2O)4}(γ-SiW10O36)2] (Ru4POM) has been successfully immobilised onto glassy carbon electrodes and indium tin oxide (ITO) coated glass slides through the employment of a conducting polypyrrole matrix and the layer-by-layer (LBL) technique. The resulting Ru4POM doped polypyrrole films showed stable redox behavior associated with the Ru centres within the Ru4POM, whereas, the POM's tungsten-oxo redox centres were not accessible. The films showed pH dependent redox behavior within the pH range 2-5 whilst exhibiting excellent stability towards redox cycling. The layer-by-layer assembly was constructed onto poly(diallyldimethylammonium chloride) (PDDA) modified carbon electrodes by alternate depositions of Ru4POM and a Ru(II) metallodendrimer. The resulting Ru4POM assemblies showed stable redox behavior for the redox processes associated with Ru4POM in the pH range 2-5. The charge transfer resistance of the LBL films was calculated through AC-Impedance. Surface characterization of both the polymer and LBL Ru4POM films was carried out using atomic force microscopy (AFM), X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), and scanning electron microscopy (SEM). Initial investigations into the ability of the Ru4POM LBL films to electrocatalytically oxidise water at pH 7 have also been conducted.

  17. Modeling the dissociation conditions of salt hydrates and gas semiclathrate hydrates: application to lithium bromide, hydrogen iodide, and tetra-n-butylammonium bromide + carbon dioxide systems.

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    Paricaud, Patrice

    2011-01-20

    A thermodynamic approach is proposed to determine the dissociation conditions of salt hydrates and semiclathrate hydrates. The thermodynamic properties of the liquid phase are described with the SAFT-VRE equation of state, and the solid-liquid equilibria are solved by applying the Gibbs energy minimization criterion under stoichiometric constraints. The methodology is applied to water + halide salt systems, and an excellent description of the solid-liquid coexistence curves is obtained. The approach is extended to the water + tetra-n-butylammonium bromide (TBAB) binary mixture, and an accurate representation of the solid-liquid coexistence curves and dissociation enthalpies is obtained. The van der Waals-Platteeuw (vdW-P) theory combined with the new model for salt hydrates is used to determine the dissociation temperatures of semiclathrate hydrates of TBAB + carbon dioxide. A good description of the dissociation pressures of CO(2) semiclathrate hydrates is obtained over wide temperature, pressure, and TBAB composition ranges (AAD = 10.5%). For high TBAB weight fractions the new model predicts a change of hydrate structure from type A to type B as the partial pressure of CO(2) is increased. The model can also capture a change of behavior with respect to TBAB concentration, which has been observed experimentally: an increase of the TBAB weight fraction leads to a stabilization of the gas semiclathrate hydrate at low initial TBAB concentrations below the stoichiometric composition but leads to a destabilization of the hydrate at TBAB concentrations above the stoichiometric composition.

  18. An ionic organic-inorganic hybrid: tetra-kis[bis-(1,10-phenanthroline)copper(I)] dodeca-tungstophosphate(V).

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    Meng, Fan-Xia; Liu, Hong-Bo; Chen, Ya-Guang

    2007-12-06

    Single crystals of the title polyoxometallate-based organic-inorganic hybrid, [Cu(C(12)H(8)N(2))(2)](4)[SiW(12)O(40)], were grown under hydro-thermal conditions. The discrete [SiW(12)O(40)](4-) anions are of the Keggin type and are packed in a slightly distorted ortho-rhom-bic F-centred mode, with the complex [Cu(I)(phen)(2)](+) cations (phen is 1,10-phenanthroline) located in the voids of this arrangement. The four independent Cu(I) cations are situated in the centres of more or less distorted tetra-hedra made up of N atoms from the phen ligands. The anions and cations are linked together via weak hydrogen-bonding inter-actions, forming an extended three-dimensional network. Additional stabilization is achieved via π-π inter-actions between different phen mol-ecules of adjacent [Cu(I)(phen)(2)](+) cations with shortest distances between 3.416 and 3.499 Å.

  19. An ionic organic–inorganic hybrid: tetra­kis[bis­(1,10-phenanthroline)copper(I)] dodeca­tungstophosphate(V)

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    Meng, Fan-Xia; Liu, Hong-Bo; Chen, Ya-Guang

    2008-01-01

    Single crystals of the title polyoxometallate-based organic–inorganic hybrid, [Cu(C12H8N2)2]4[SiW12O40], were grown under hydro­thermal conditions. The discrete [SiW12O40]4− anions are of the Keggin type and are packed in a slightly distorted ortho­rhom­bic F-centred mode, with the complex [CuI(phen)2]+ cations (phen is 1,10-phenanthroline) located in the voids of this arrangement. The four independent CuI cations are situated in the centres of more or less distorted tetra­hedra made up of N atoms from the phen ligands. The anions and cations are linked together via weak hydrogen-bonding inter­actions, forming an extended three-dimensional network. Additional stabilization is achieved via π–π inter­actions between different phen mol­ecules of adjacent [CuI(phen)2]+ cations with shortest distances between 3.416 and 3.499 Å. PMID:21200465

  20. Benzothiazole Aniline Tetra(ethylene glycol) and 3-Amino-1,2,4-triazole Inhibit Neuroprotection against Amyloid Peptides by Catalase Overexpression in Vitro

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    Alzheimer’s disease, Familial British dementia, Familial Danish dementia, Type 2 diabetes mellitus, plus Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease are associated with amyloid fibril deposition and oxidative stress. The antioxidant enzyme catalase is a neuroprotective amyloid binding protein. Herein the effects of catalase overexpression in SH-SY5Y neuronal cells on the toxicity of amyloid-β (Aβ), amyloid-Bri (ABri), amyloid-Dan (ADan), amylin (IAPP), and prion protein (PrP) peptides were determined. Results showed catalase overexpression was neuroprotective against Aβ, ABri, ADan, IAPP, and PrP peptides. The catalase inhibitor 3-amino-1,2,4-triazole (3-AT) and catalase-amyloid interaction inhibitor benzothiazole aniline tetra(ethylene glycol) (BTA-EG4) significantly enhanced neurotoxicity of amyloid peptides in catalase overexpressing neuronal cells. This suggests catalase neuroprotection involves breakdown of hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) plus a direct binding interaction between catalase and the Aβ, ABri, ADan, IAPP, and PrP peptides. Kisspeptin 45–50 had additive neuroprotective actions against the Aβ peptide in catalase overexpressing cells. The effects of 3-AT had an intracellular site of action, while catalase-amyloid interactions had an extracellular component. These results suggest that the 3-AT and BTA-EG4 compounds may be able to inhibit endogenous catalase mediated neuroprotection. Use of BTA-EG4, or compounds that inhibit catalase binding to amyloid peptides, as potential therapeutics for Neurodegenerative diseases may therefore result in unwanted effects. PMID:23968537

  1. Crystal structure of 5,7,12,14-tetra-hydro-5,14:7,12-bis-([1,2]benzeno)-penta-cene-6,13-dione.

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    Nozari, Mohammad; Jasinski, Jerry P; Kaur, Manpreet; Addison, Anthony W; Arabi Shamsabadi, Ahmad; Soroush, Masoud

    2016-12-01

    The lattice of 5,7,12,14-tetra-hydro-5,14:7,12-bis-([1,2]benzeno)-penta-cene-6,13-dione, C 34 H 20 O 2 , at 173 K has triclinic ( P -1) symmetry and crystallizes with four independent half-mol-ecules in the asymmetric unit. Each mol-ecule is generated from a C 17 H 10 O substructure through an inversion center at the centroid of the central quinone ring, generating a wide H-shaped mol-ecule, with a dihedral angle between the mean planes of the terminal benzene rings in each of the two symmetry-related pairs over the four mol-ecules of 68.6 (1) ( A ), 65.5 (4) ( B ), 62.3 (9) ( C ), and 65.8 (8)° ( D ), an average of 65.6 (1)°. This compound has applications in gas-separation membranes constructed from polymers of intrinsic microporosity (PIM). The title compound is a product of a double Diels-Alder reaction between anthracene and p -benzo-quinone followed by de-hydrogenation. It has also been characterized by cyclic voltammetry and rotating disc electrode polarography, FT-IR, high resolution mass spectrometry, elemental analysis, and 1 H NMR.

  2. Aplicación de la teoría general de sistemas al análisis de los sistemas informáticos

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    Zubenko, Yuriy; Cataldi, Zulma; Lage, Fernando Javier

    2001-01-01

    Utilizando la metodología del análisis de sistemas y la teoría general de sistemas se pueden resolver tres tareas pertinentes a los sistemas informáticos en estadíos diferentes: el análisis de sistema de computación (en forma estática), el análisis de los sistemas de programación (en estática y dinámica) y el pronóstico de la evolución de los sistemas de computación (evolución cíclica). Para ello, se usa el esquema o modelo general del sistema informático para representar cada tarea del siste...

  3. SIMULACIÓN HORARIA DE UN SISTEMA DE REFRIGERACIÓN COMBINADO EYECTOR-COMPRESIÓN DE VAPOR ASISTIDO POR ENERGÍA SOLAR Y GAS NATURAL HOURLY SIMULATION OF A COMBINED EJECTOR-VAPOR COMPRESSION REFRIGERATION SYSTEM ASSISTED BY SOLAR ENERGY AND NATURAL GAS

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    Humberto Vidal; Sergio Colle

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    .... La primera etapa está constituida por un ciclo de compresión mecánica de vapor convencional con R134a, mientras que la segunda etapa la constituye un ciclo termo-movido con eyector usando R141b como fluido de trabajo...

  4. Métodos de control en sistemas domóticos: últimas tendencias en sistemas distribuidos

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    Moreno Navarro, I.

    1999-02-01

    Full Text Available Control systems lie amongst the most difficult issues to be tackled when it comes to designing home automation systems. Two classical tendencies may be considered to solve this problem. The first one consists of a centralised control system, whereas the second option advocates for a distributed network, where piece would take up certain responsibilities in the control of the whole system. In this paper we analyse some of the latest developments as regards programming distributed networks, focusing on home automation, specially Java and the latest Jini environments have dramatically improved the potential of such kind of distributed systems, thanks to them, it is possible to build a heterogeneous network including devices from different brands which work in collaborative systems, thus avoiding complex configurations.

    Uno de los aspectos más delicados a la hora de diseñar un sistema domótico es el que se refiere al modelo de control que deseamos establecer. Podemos considerar dos tendencias clásicas: la que trata de establecer un control centralizado del sistema y la que propone un control mucho más descentralizado, donde cada aparato seria responsable de cierta parte de la gestión del control ejercido sobre toda la red. En este articulo tratamos de profundizar en las últimas novedades aparecidas en el campo de la programación de los controladores asociados a una red domótica, en particular Java y el más reciente Jini, que aportan una serie de soluciones que facilitan la compatibilidad entre dispositivos de distintos fabricantes y apuestan claramente por una arquitectura de tipo distribuido, dotando a las redes domóticas de una flexibilidad y un potencial de crecimiento inusitados.

  5. El sistema de partidos de cataluña

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    Gema Sánchez Medero

    2011-07-01

    Full Text Available : El artículo realiza una radiografía del sistema de partidos políticos de Cataluña, fijando las características sobre el que gira el mismo. Inicialmente presenta un análisis de la evolución del sistema de partidos desde las primeras elecciones autonómicas hasta las últimas celebradas en noviembre de 2010. En una segunda parte estudia el peso que ha tenido cada una de las fuerzas catalanes en cada uno de los comicios que se han celebrado desde 1980 hasta 2010, fijando una serie de variables presentes en el sistema de partidos: predomino del eje centro-derecha y de los partidos nacionalistas, el voto dual y los niveles de abstención.

  6. Interface: Sistema orientado à visualização

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    Alexandre Braga

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    Full Text Available A criação de ambientes interativos para multiplataformas implica necessariamente o design de interface. Este artigo está dedicado às questões relativas à interface humano-computador cujas funções são definidas como sistema. Este apresenta atributos específicos que, neste caso, são tratados no contexto dos sistemas humano-máquina. Para que ambos os elementos possam interagir, é preciso haver um objetivo, ou seja, uma tarefa comum. Em função disso, as interfaces de usuário são observadas pela perspectiva do sistema humano-tarefa-computador, cujas interações são fundamentais para a compreensão da interface computacional.  

  7. Sistema de adquisición y procesamiento de audio

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    El objetivo de este proyecto es el diseño y la implementación de una plataforma para un sistema de procesamiento de audio. El sistema recibirá una señal de audio analógica desde una fuente de audio, permitirá realizar un tratamiento digital de dicha señal y generará una señal procesada que se enviará a unos altavoces externos. Para la realización del sistema de procesamiento se empleará: - Un dispositivo FPGA de Lattice, modelo MachX02-7000-HE, en la cual estarán todas la...

  8. arroz rojo (Oryza sativa L. en dos sistemas de labranza

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    Steven Brenes Prendas

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available A lo largo de cuatro ciclos de cultivo de arroz anegado, entre los años 2003 y 2004, en la Hacienda El Pelón de la Bajura, Liberia, Guanacaste, Costa Rica, se determinó la distribución espacial de las poblaciones de arroz rojo en los sistemas de Siembra Directa sobre Rastrojos (SDR y en Labranza Mecanizada Convencional (LMC. Mediante levantamientos de malezas ubicados en puntos fijos a nivel de campo y con ayuda del programa Surfer, se logró construir mapas georeferenciales de dichas poblaciones. El sistema SDR logró disminuir el ritmo de crecimiento de las poblaciones, facilitando su manejo, por lo contrario el sistema LMC, favoreció: la distribución, el aumento y la densidad de las poblaciones de arroz rojo en el campo. Los mapas de georeferencia facilitarían la toma de decisiones en el manejo integrado del arroz rojo

  9. EL SISTEMA FINANCIERO DE ANGOLA Y ESTRATEGIAS DE FUTURO

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    Casanovas Ramón, M.

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Los objetivos básicos de este artículo son presentar el actual Sistema Financiero de Angola tanto desde el punto de vista Institucional como de la Política Monetaria; realizar un análisis interno y externo del entorno competitivo del sistema financiero angoleño aplicando la Matriz DAFO o SWOT, con el objetivo de formular estrategias concretando, en una tabla resumen, la evaluación de los puntos fuertes y débiles del sistema financiero estudiado, con las amenazas y oportunidades externas en coherencia con la lógica de que la estrategia debe lograr un adecuado ajuste entre la capacidad interna y la posición competitiva externa. Se concluye presentando algunas recomendaciones de estrategias de futuro.

  10. ALFABETIZAÇÃO E O SISTEMA DE ESCRITA

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    Osvaldo Freitas de Jesus

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Este texto argumenta que el sistema simbólico-alfabético no es solo una representación del habla, más especialmente un sistema alternativo de representación de los conceptos. Un lector fluente no necesita transformar grafemas en fonemas para comprender un texto escrito. Durante la alfabetización todo lector elabora nexos funcionales entre los fonemas y los grafemas. Grafemas son unidades distintivas, visuales y escritas, que permiten establecer la diferencia de significación entre pares de palabras escritas (por ejemplo, pasto = casto. El sistema de escritura funciona también como una extensión de la memoria humana.

  11. Modelado de sistemas complejos mediante simulación basada en agentes y mediante dinámica de sistemas

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    LUIS R. IZQUIERDO

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Este trabajo compara dos técnicas de modelado de sistemas complejos: la simulación basada en agentes y la dinámica de sistemas. Esta comparación se lleva a cabo dentro del marco general del proceso de modelado científico. Los autores concluyen que la principal diferencia entre las dos metodologías se encuentra en el proceso de abstracción que cada una de ellas realiza para construir el modelo formal a partir del sistema complejo observado. Esta diferencia inicial se extiende a las restantes etapas del proceso de modelado científico. Finalmente, se indican los principales factores y las propiedades generales de un sistema complejo que hacen que una u otra técnica sea más relevante, aunque los autores destacan que, en la mayoría de los casos, modelizar un mismo sistema mediante las dos técnicas es la solución idónea.

  12. Desidratação osmótica de abacaxi aplicada à tecnologia de métodos combinados Optimization of osmotic dehydration of pineapple applied to combined methods technology

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    Henriette M. C. AZEREDO

    2000-04-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi a otimização do processo de desidratação osmótica de abacaxi, visando a obtenção de um produto com máxima perda de água e mínima incorporação de sólidos. O processo foi aplicado à Tecnologia de Métodos Combinados, em que a redução na atividade de água foi combinada a redução no pH e uso de conservantes, todos aplicados em baixos níveis, a fim de se obter um produto similar à fruta fresca. O experimento foi dividido em 3 tratamentos, a saber: pedaços de abacaxi não revestidos (A, revestidos com cobertura de alginato (B e revestidos com cobertura de pectina de baixa metoxilação (C. O processo envolveu as etapas principais: inativação enzimática de pedaços da fruta; para os tratamentos B e C, revestimento da fruta com as respectivas coberturas; e desidratação osmótica em solução de sacarose contendo sorbato de potássio e ácido cítrico. As condições ótimas do processo, determinadas a partir da Metodologia de Superfície de Resposta, foram as seguintes: desidratação da fruta revestida com alginato, a temperaturas na faixa de 42 a 47° C, em xarope de sacarose a 66-69° Brix, por 220 a 270 minutos. Os resultados indicaram que as coberturas afetaram significativamente as transferências de massa do processo, reduzindo a incorporação de sólidos e aumentando a perda de umidade, com conseqüente aumento na perda de massa e aumento na relação de performance (perda de umidade: incorporação de sólidos; a atividade de água final do produto não foi afetada de forma marcante pela presença das coberturas. O produto obtido sob condições otimizadas foi submetido a avaliação sensorial de aceitação, tendo apresentado boa aceitação geral. Uma avaliação da estabilidade microbiológica do produto, feita por meio de contagem de bolores e leveduras, mostrou boa estabilidade do produto por pelo menos 60 dias a 30ºC.The aim of this research was to optimize osmotic dehydration of

  13. Control lineal robusto de sistemas no lineales diferencialmente planos

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    Hebertt Sira-Ramirez

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Resumen: En este trabajo se proponen controladores basados en observadores lineales para el control robusto de una clase amplia de sistemas no lineales conocidos como sistemas diferencialmente planos, sean estos monovariables o multivariables. Se establece primeramente el modelo dinámico entrada - salida plana, simplificándolo a un modelo de carácter no fenomenológico que solamente considera como elementos claves en el diseño del controlador el orden de integración del sistema y el factor de ganancia de entrada, en el caso monovariable, y, los órdenes de los subsistemas de integración de Kronecker y la matriz de ganancias del vector de entradas en el caso multivariable. El resto de las no linealidades, dependientes del estado o de naturaleza exógena, son consideradas, en general, como perturbaciones desconocidas pero acotadas que toman valores en el tiempo. Se demuestra que estas perturbaciones son algebraicamente observables, permitiendo su determinación aproximada mediante observadores lineales de orden arbitrario. Estos observadores, llamados observadores GPI, incluyen modelos internos que representan polinomios en el tiempo, cuya actualización es de índole automática, permitiendo aproximaciones arbitrariamente cercanas a las perturbaciones desconocidas. El diseño del controlador se reduce entonces a lograr la cancelación de las perturbaciones aditivas a la vez de imponer una dinámica lineal en lazo cerrado mediante realimentación de estados estimados, los cuales se obtienen directamente del mismo observador lineal propuesto. Se presenta un ejemplo de simulación que considera un sistema físico no lineal de complejidad reconocida. También se incluyen resultados experimentales sobre dos prototipos de laboratorio. Palabras Clave: Rechazo a perturbaciones, Realimentación lineal de salida, Sistemas linealizables, Observadores, Sistemas no lineales

  14. SISTEMA DE INFORMACIÓN UNIVERSITARIA - PROGRAMA SIU

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    Gurmendi, María de Luján

    2000-01-01

    La Secretaría de Educación Superior, SES, organizó el “Sistema de Información Universitaria - SIU” como parte del Programa de Reforma de la Educación Superior – PRES El objetivo del Programa SIU es dotar al sistema de educación superior, Universidades Nacionales y SES de elementos que permitan mejorar la calidad de la información, entendiéndose por calidad la confiabilidad, completitud, disponibilidad e integridad. Al inicio del proyecto se destacan la heterogeneidad de las 37 Universidades N...

  15. Sistemas Correctores de Campo Para EL Telescopio Cassegrain IAC80

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    Galan, M. J.; Cobos, F. J.

    1987-05-01

    El proyecto de instrumentación de mayor importancia que ha tenido el Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias en los últimos afios ha sido el diseflo y construcción del te1escopio IAC8O. Este requería del esfuerzo con junto en mec´nica, óptica y electrónica, lo que facilitó la estructuración y el crecimiento de los respectivos grupos de trabajo, que posteriormente se integraron en departamentos En su origen (1977), el telescopio IAC80 fue concebido como un sistema clásico tipo Cassegrain, con una razón focal F/i 1.3 para el sistema Casse grain y una razón focal F/20 para el sistema Coudé. Posteriormente, aunque se mantuvo la filosofia de que el sistema básico fuera el F/11.3, se consideró conveniente el diseño de secundarios para razones focales F/16 y F/32, y se eliminó el de F/20. Sin embargo, dada la importancia relativa que un foco estrictamente fotográfico tiene en un telescopio moderno, diseñado básicamente para fotometría fotoeléctrica y con un campo util mínimamente de 40 minutos de arco, se decídió Ilevar a cabo el diseño de un secundario F/8 con un sistema corrector de campo, pero que estuviera formado únicamente por lentes con superficies esféricas para que asl su construcción fuera posible en España ó en México. La creciente utilización de detectores bidimensionales para fines de investigación astron6mica y la viabilidad de que en un futuro cercano éstos tengan un área sensible cada vez mayor, hicieron atractiva la idea de tener diseñado un sistema corrector de campo para el foco primario (F/3), con un campo útil mínimo de un grado, y también con la limitante de que sus componentes tuvieron sólamente supérficies esféricas. Ambos diseños de los sis-temas correctores de campo se llevaron a cabo, en gran medida, como parte de un proyecto de colaboración e intercambio en el área de diseño y evaluación de sistemas ópticos.

  16. Linfoma Primitivo do Sistema Nervoso Central em Doente com Sida

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    Bau, J; Teotónio, R; Pacheco, MH; Mafra, M; Coutinho, F

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    O aumento da incidência do linfoma cerebral primitivo parece ser real em pessoas imunologicamente normais. Contudo, os linfomas do sistema nervoso central têm uma muito maior incidência em doentes imunodeprimidos tais como os submetidos a transplantes cardíacos ou renais, doentes com deficiência de IgA ou síndrome de Wiskott-Aldrich. Assim, não é surpreendente o aumento da predisposição dos doentes com a síndrome de imunodeficiência adquirida para os linfomas do sistema nervoso central, se...

  17. Sistema de apoyo al aprendizaje diagnóstico.

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    Corti, Rosa; D´Agostino, Estela; Casali, Ana; Siragusa, Martha; TORRES,ANDREA; López, Beatriz; Aciar, Silvana

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    Recibido: Diciembre 2005 Aceptado: Marzo 2006 Aprender a diagnosticar correctamente es fundamental para la formación de los profesionales de la salud. Endodoncia, no es un área ajena a ello; por lo cual se implementó el sistema EndoDiag, para brindar un soporte informático en esta tarea. Esta herramienta informática es un sistema experto que guía al alumno-usuario en la resolución del caso clínico que él está analizando. En este trabajo se describe el desarrollo de EndoDiag II qu...

  18. El sistema de partidos de cataluña

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    Gema Sánchez Medero

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    : El artículo realiza una radiografía del sistema de partidos políticos de Cataluña, fijando las características sobre el que gira el mismo. Inicialmente presenta un análisis de la evolución del sistema de partidos desde las primeras elecciones autonómicas hasta las últimas celebradas en noviembre de 2010. En una segunda parte estudia el peso que ha tenido cada una de las fuerzas catalanes en cada uno de los comicios que se han celebrado desde 1980 hasta 2010, fijando una serie...

  19. Prácticas migratorias y sistemas de movilidad

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    En la región de Cochabamba, los campesinos se organizan para migrar, tal y como lo hacen para producir, alimentarse, vivir, etc. Las familias se prestan entre ellas, cooperan, se van, vuelven, es decir, crean un sistema socioeconómico que constituye la base del proceso migratorio. Este sistema de movilidad familiar creado en los espacios de origen, se define por la selectividad de la migración (¿quién se va? ¿por qué?), por el ritmo de desplazamientos (¿cuántas veces?, ¿por cuánto tiempo?) y ...

  20. Ingeniería de software de sistemas distribuidos : Aplicaciones

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    Pesado, Patricia Mabel; Bertone, Rodolfo Alfredo; Ramón, Hugo Dionisio; Boracchia, Marcos; Thomas, Pablo Javier; Esponda, Silvia; Pasini, Ariel C.; Ricci, Guillermo; Albanesi, María Bernarda; Iglesias, Marina; Rodriguez, Ismael Pablo; Labataglia, J.

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    El proyecto, continuidad del presentado en WICC’s anteriores investiga y desarrolla sobre temas relacionados con problemas de Ingeniería de Software en Sistemas Distribuidos (ISSD). Los temas de interés relacionados con la ISSD tienen que ver con los propios de arquitectura de sistemas, estructuras de BD distribuidas y enlace de comunicaciones del entorno. Además, la especificación, validación y desarrollo de aplicaciones de software en este tipo de ambientes requiere de consideraciones espec...