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Profiling of main metabolites in root exudates and mucilage collected from maize submitted to cadmium stress.

Environ Sci Pollut Res Int 2019 Apr 25. Epub 2019 Apr 25.

Laboratoire Sols et Environnement, Université de Lorraine, Inra, F-54000, Nancy, France.

The aim of this study was to characterize qualitatively and quantitatively the composition of the main rhizodeposits emitted from maize (Zea mays) under Cd stress, in order to discuss their role in Cd availability and tolerance. Maize was grown for 6 weeks in sand at four Cd exposure levels (0, 10, 20, and 40 μM Cd in nutrient solution) and two types of rhizodeposits were collected at the end of cultivation period. Mucilage and other molecules adhering to rhizospheric sand were extracted with a buffer before root exudates were collected by diffusion into water. Read More

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Photocatalytic porcelain grés large slabs digitally coated with AgNPs-TiO.

Environ Sci Pollut Res Int 2019 Apr 25. Epub 2019 Apr 25.

IrisCeramica Group, Via Ghiarola Nuova 119, 41042, Fiorano M.se (MO), Italy.

TiO is employed as both photocatalytic and structural materials, leading to its applications in external coatings or in interior furnishing devices, including cement mortar, tiles, floorings, and glass supports. The authors have already demonstrated the efficiency of photoactive micro-sized TiO and here its industrial use is reported using the digital printing to coat porcelain grés slabs. Many advantages are immediately evident, namely rapid and precise deposition, no waste of raw materials, thus positively affecting the economy of the process. Read More

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Chelators induced uptake of cadmium and modulation of water relation, antioxidants, and photosynthetic traits of maize.

Environ Sci Pollut Res Int 2019 Apr 25. Epub 2019 Apr 25.

Department of Agriculture, University of Swabi, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Amber, Pakistan.

The present study was aimed to reveal the effect of cadmium (Cd)-polluted soil on the activation of antioxidant enzymes, photosynthesis, pigments, water relation, and other biochemical traits and comparative effect of synthetic and organic chelators. A pot experiment was conducted using two maize varieties grown in Cd-contaminated (15 and 30 mg kg) soil and chelators (1 mM EDTA, and 1 mM citric acid). Cd decreased biomass and photosynthetic traits while increased malondialdehyde (MDA) contents, total proteins, and antioxidant enzyme activities. Read More

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Behavior of cerium dioxide nanoparticles in chernozem soils at different exposure scenarios.

Environ Sci Pollut Res Int 2019 Apr 24. Epub 2019 Apr 24.

National University of Science and Technology "MISIS", 4 Leninsky Prospect, Moscow, Russian Federation, 119049.

Nowadays, widespread application of engineered nanoparticles (ENPs) inevitably leads to their release into the environment. Soils are regarded as the ultimate sink for ENPs. The study on mobility of ENPs in soils is important in the assessment of potential risks related to their toxicity. Read More

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April 2019
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Distribution and health risk assessment of Cd and Pb in two marine fishes (Haemulopsis axillaris and Diapterus peruvianus) from the Eastern Pacific.

Environ Sci Pollut Res Int 2019 Apr 24. Epub 2019 Apr 24.

Instituto de Ciencias del Mar y Limnología, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Joel Montes Camarena s/n, 82040, Mazatlán, Sinaloa, México.

The aim of this study was to determine the distribution of cadmium (Cd) and lead (Pb) in muscle and liver tissue of Haemulopsis axillaris and Diapterus peruvianus from the Eastern Pacific in Mexico and to assess the health risk to consumers. Fish were collected as bycatch on the continental shelf between the coasts of Sinaloa and Guerrero (Eastern Pacific). Cd and Pb were quantified in muscle and liver tissue using graphite-furnace atomic absorption spectrophotometry (GF-AAS). Read More

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April 2019
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Arsenic fractionation and its impact on physiological behavior of sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) in three texturally different soils under alkaline calcareous conditions.

Environ Sci Pollut Res Int 2019 Apr 24. Epub 2019 Apr 24.

Soil Chemistry Section, Ayyub Agriculture Research Institute, Faisalabad, Pakistan.

Soil textural composition may be important to control arsenic (As) behavior in soil and movement to plant. Two independent parallel experiments comprising of five As levels (0, 50, 100, 150, and 200 mg As kg soil) and three soil textural types (sandy, loamy, and clayey) were designed for determining As fractionation in soils and its consequential effects on growth, yield, and physiological characteristics of sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.). Read More

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Cs and K in gray seals Halichoerus grypus in the southern Baltic Sea.

Environ Sci Pollut Res Int 2019 Apr 24. Epub 2019 Apr 24.

Institute of Oceanography, University of Gdańsk, Al. Marszałka Piłsudskiego 46, 81-378, Gdynia, Poland.

This study presents levels of Cs and K concentrations in the placentas of seals gathered in the period 2007-2015. The mean activity of Cs and K was 5.49 Bq kgw. Read More

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The potential of ryegrass (Lolium perenne L.) to clean up multi-contaminated soils from labile and phytoavailable potentially toxic elements to contribute into a circular economy.

Environ Sci Pollut Res Int 2019 Apr 24. Epub 2019 Apr 24.

Laboratoire Génie Civil et géoEnvironnement (LGCgE), Yncréa Hauts-de-France, Institut Supérieur d'Agriculture, 48 Boulevard Vauban, 59046, Lille Cedex, France.

Aided phytoremediation was studied for 48 weeks with the aim of reducing extractable and phytoavailable toxic elements and producing potential marketable biomass. In this sense, biomass of ryegrass was produced under greenhouse on two contaminated garden soils that have been amended with two successive additions of phosphates. After the first addition of phosphates, seeds of ryegrass were sown and shoots were harvested twice. Read More

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Effectiveness evaluation on third-party governance model for environmental pollution in China.

Environ Sci Pollut Res Int 2019 Apr 23. Epub 2019 Apr 23.

School of Accounting, Hebei GEO University, 136 East Huai An Road, Shijiazhuang, 050031, Hebei Province, China.

China's rapid economic growth is accompanied by seriously environmental pollution. It is the primary task of Chinese government to effectively improve the environmental pollution status while maintaining the rapid and stable economic development. As a new environment governance method, this paper analyzes both environmental and economic effect of third-party governance model concerning "the one who makes pollution makes payment". Read More

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Adsorption, recovery, and regeneration of Cd by magnetic phosphate nanoparticles.

Environ Sci Pollut Res Int 2019 Apr 23. Epub 2019 Apr 23.

Key Laboratory of the Three Gorges Reservoir Region's Eco-Environment (Ministry of Education), College of Resource and Environment, Southwest University, No. 2 Tiansheng Road Beibei, Chongqing, 400715, People's Republic of China.

Adsorption plays an important role in removing cadmium (Cd) from water, and magnetic adsorbents are increasingly being used due to their ease of separation and recovery. Magnetic FeO-coated hydroxyapatite (HAP) nanoparticles (nHAP-FeO) were developed by co-precipitation and then used for the removal of Cd from water. The properties of these nanoparticles were characterized by transmission electron microscopy, X-ray diffraction, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, and magnetization curves. Read More

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Health indicators and contaminant levels of a critically endangered species in the Gironde estuary, the European sturgeon.

Environ Sci Pollut Res Int 2019 Apr 24. Epub 2019 Apr 24.

University of Bordeaux, UMR 5805 EPOC, Aquatic Ecotoxicology, B2, allée Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, F-33405, Talence, France.

The European sturgeon, Acipenser sturio, is a highly endangered species that almost disappeared in the last decades. Thanks to yearly restocking of the population, this species is still found in the Gironde estuary (France), where juveniles grow during several years before leaving to the ocean. The aims of this study were to evaluate the pressure exerted on these fish by known organic and inorganic contaminants during their stay at the Gironde estuary, and to get information on the fish's health in this context. Read More

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Experimental investigation on the migration of leachate under flowing conditions through laboratory ERT.

Environ Sci Pollut Res Int 2019 Apr 24. Epub 2019 Apr 24.

Department of Geotechnical Engineering, College of Civil Engineering, Tongji University, Shanghai, 200092, China.

With an increase of service time of landfills, a great amount of old landfills begin to leak and the leachate impairs the surrounding environment severely. Defining the flow of leachate is significant to the monitoring and restoration of the landfill. Field tests and laboratory tests are often used to investigate the leachate flow. Read More

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Comparing the performance of various nanofiltration membranes in advanced oxidation-nanofiltration treatment of reverse osmosis concentrates.

Environ Sci Pollut Res Int 2019 Apr 24. Epub 2019 Apr 24.

Department of Resources and Environmental Engineering, Shandong University of Technology, 266 Xincun West Road, Zibo, 255000, Shandong, China.

Reverse osmosis (RO) technique plays an important role in the treatment of secondary biochemical effluent. However, the reverse osmosis concentrate (ROC) with high salinity and organic pollutants generated from this process remains a challenge to be tackled. The O-assisted UV-Fenton advanced oxidation process (AOP) as a pretreatment for the nanofiltration (NF) was used to treat the ROC of industrial wastewater. Read More

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Evaluation of some biological, biochemical, and hematological aspects in male albino rats after acute exposure to the nano-structured oxides of nickel and cobalt.

Environ Sci Pollut Res Int 2019 Apr 24. Epub 2019 Apr 24.

Department of Zoology, Faculty of Science, Cairo University, PO Box 12613, Giza, Egypt.

Nanomaterial applications are a fast-developing field. In spite of their powerful advantages, many open questions regarding how these small-sized chemicals may influence the environment and human health. However, scarce reports are available on the potential hazards of combined nanoparticles, taken into consideration that nickel oxide (NiO) and cobalt (II, III) oxide (CoO) nanoparticles (NPs) are already used together in many applications. Read More

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Use of clay minerals for sewage sludge stabilization and a preliminary assessment of the treated sludge's fertilization capacity.

Environ Sci Pollut Res Int 2019 Apr 24. Epub 2019 Apr 24.

Soil Science Laboratory, Faculty of Agriculture, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, 54124, Thessaloniki, Greece.

Preserving sewage sludge's N is important for its agronomic use and this could possibly be achieved by treating sludge with certain clay minerals. Nine clay minerals and additionally Ca(OH) were added to dewatered sewage sludge at 0-30 % rates (wet weight basis) (treatments). After 70 days of equilibration, all mixtures were analyzed for certain properties and the mineral-sludge mixtures which showed the highest microbial load reduction were further assayed, along with the limed and untreated sludge. Read More

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Identifying the driving forces of CO emissions of China's transport sector from temporal and spatial decomposition perspectives.

Environ Sci Pollut Res Int 2019 Apr 24. Epub 2019 Apr 24.

Logistics Management, Supply Chain Management, Business School, Renmin University of China, Beijing, 100872, People's Republic of China.

The transport sector is the fourth largest industrial CO emitter in China, next to power sector, iron and steel industries, and nonmetallic mineral product industry, and plays an important role in reducing China's CO emissions. In this study, a temporal decomposition analysis model, i.e. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11356-019-05076-3DOI Listing

Microchemical, structural and mineralogical study of ancient Moroccan pyrometallurgical remains and data sharing through the support of a QGIS software.

Environ Sci Pollut Res Int 2019 Apr 24. Epub 2019 Apr 24.

ISMN-CNR, Montelibretti, via Salaria Km 29.300, Monterotondo Stazione, Rome, Italy.

The mining areas of the Middle Atlas, already inhabited in the Neolithic period, have been under the influences of different cultures, firstly Phoenician, then Punic or Ibero-Punic, Berber, Roman and finally Islamic. The impact of external cultures on the evolution and development of ancient metallurgy in the north-central Atlas region and the Southern Rift occurred since prehistoric times to Arab domination in the Middle Ages. This study proposes the development of an up-to-date protocol for archaeometallurgical investigation, based on the correlation between the chemical-physical analysis of the pyrometallurgical materials and the contextual systematic geoarchaeological excavations. Read More

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Biological perchlorate reduction: which electron donor we can choose?

Environ Sci Pollut Res Int 2019 Apr 24. Epub 2019 Apr 24.

College of Environmental Science and Engineering, Hunan University, Changsha, 410082, People's Republic of China.

Biological reduction is an effective method for removal of perchlorate (ClO), where perchlorate is transformed into chloride by perchlorate-reducing bacteria (PRB). An external electron donor is required for autotrophic and heterotrophic reduction of perchlorate. Therefore, plenty of suitable electron donors including organic (e. Read More

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Surface ozone in the Doon Valley of the Himalayan foothills during spring.

Environ Sci Pollut Res Int 2019 Apr 24. Epub 2019 Apr 24.

Space Physics Laboratory, Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre, Thiruvananthapuram, India.

Elevated ozone (O) pollution is observed every spring over the Northern Indian region including the Himalayan foothills, with a maximum typically in the month of May. However, studies investigating influences of photochemistry and dynamics in the valleys of Central Himalaya are limited. Here, in situ surface O observations conducted at Dehradun (77. Read More

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Fe-Mn-Ce oxide-modified biochar composites as efficient adsorbents for removing As(III) from water: adsorption performance and mechanisms.

Environ Sci Pollut Res Int 2019 Apr 24. Epub 2019 Apr 24.

Agro-Environmental Protection Institute, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs, Tianjin, 300191, China.

In this study, a novel Fe-Mn-Ce oxide-modified biochar composite (FMCBC) was synthesized via pyrolysis to enhance the adsorption capacity of biochar (BC). Scanning electron microscopy-energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy confirmed that Fe, Mn, and Ce were successfully loaded onto the surface of the BC. A series of adsorption experiments showed that the FMCBC exhibited improved adsorption of As(III) in an aqueous environment. Read More

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Chronic exposure to 35% carbamide peroxide tooth bleaching agent induces histological and hematological alterations, oxidative stress, and inflammation in mice.

Environ Sci Pollut Res Int 2019 Apr 24. Epub 2019 Apr 24.

Physiology Division, Zoology Department, Faculty of Science, Beni-Suef University, Salah Salim St., Beni-Suef, 62514, Egypt.

Previous studies have demonstrated the side effects of tooth whiteners on the gastric mucosa. However, the impact of dental bleaching products on the liver, kidney, and heart remains obscure. The present study investigated the toxic potential of 35% carbamide peroxide (CPO) containing tooth whitening product (TWP) on the liver, kidney, heart, and stomach of mice, pointing to the role of oxidative stress and inflammation. Read More

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Cytotoxic impacts of CuO nanoparticles on the marine microalga Nannochloropsis oculata.

Environ Sci Pollut Res Int 2019 Apr 24. Epub 2019 Apr 24.

Food Health Research Center, Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences, Bandar Abbas, Iran.

The toxic impacts of CuO nanoparticles (NPs) on the marine phytoplankton Nannochloropsis oculata were evaluated by measuring a number of biological parameters. Exposure to different concentrations of CuO-NPs (5-200 mg/L) significantly decreased the growth and content of chlorophyll a of N. oculata. Read More

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Treatment of soil washing wastewater via adsorption of lead and zinc using graphene oxide.

Environ Sci Pollut Res Int 2019 Apr 23. Epub 2019 Apr 23.

Department of Architectural Engineering, Dong-A University, Saha-gu, Busan, 49315, Republic of Korea.

In the present work, graphene oxide (GO) was synthesized via the modified Hummers method and utilized in treating real soil washing wastewater via adsorptive removal of lead (Pb) and zinc (Zn). Characterization analysis of GO was performed using X-ray diffraction, Brunauer-Emmett-Teller method, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, scanning electron microscopy, transmission electron microscopy, and zeta potential analysis. The Van't Hoff, Eyring, and Arrhenius equations were applied to determine the activation and thermodynamic parameters namely activation energy (E), standard Gibbs energy change (ΔG°), standard enthalpy change (ΔH°), standard entropy change (ΔS°), change in activation Gibbs energy (ΔG), change in activation enthalpy (ΔH), and change in activation entropy (ΔS). Read More

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Multimedia fate modeling of antibiotic sulfamethoxazole, lincomycin, and florfenicol in a seasonally ice-covered river receiving WWTP effluents.

Environ Sci Pollut Res Int 2019 Apr 23. Epub 2019 Apr 23.

Key Laboratory of Groundwater Resources and Environment, Ministry of Education, Jilin Provincial Key Laboratory of Water Resources and Environment, College of New Energy and Environment, Jilin University, Changchun, 130012, China.

As a result of the widespread use of antibiotics, a large amount of excretions from human and animals, containing antibiotic residues, is discharged into aquatic environments, leading to potential adverse effects on the ecosystems' health. These residues' impact on seasonally ice-covered rivers remains under investigated. To understand the environmental fate of antibiotics with high-detection frequencies and concentration levels, sulfamethoxazole, lincomycin, and florfenicol were used as models in the present study. Read More

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April 2019
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Are municipal waste utilities becoming sustainable? A framework to assess and communicate progress.

Environ Sci Pollut Res Int 2019 Apr 23. Epub 2019 Apr 23.

Research Centre for Natural Resources, Environment and Society (CERNAS) & Polytechnic Institute of Coimbra (IPC), 3045-601, Coimbra, Portugal.

A framework of indicators to assess the progress towards sustainability of municipal waste management utilities is developed. Its purpose is to fulfil the need for assessing the performance of municipal waste (MW) management in a simple but comprehensive way-unlike indicators based on individual aspects such as recycling-and including aspects not well considered before, such as waste prevention. The framework is composed of a set of six single indicators, concerning the three dimensions of sustainability: reduction of effectively landfilled MW and reduction of MW generation (environmental component), balance between expenses and revenues and reduction of costs (economic component), accessibility to separate collection and number of complaints (social component). Read More

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Effectiveness-based innovation or efficiency-based innovation? Trade-off and antecedents under the goal of ecological total-factor energy efficiency in China.

Authors:
Baolong Yuan

Environ Sci Pollut Res Int 2019 Apr 23. Epub 2019 Apr 23.

School of Business, Central South University of Forestry and Technology, Changsha, 410004, People's Republic of China.

Pursuing innovation effect or efficiency is an important trade-off that Chinese local governments need to face in the process of developing economy and protecting the environment. From the perspective of the policy portfolio, we employ the industrial panel data of 30 provinces in China during 2000-2015 to analyze the impacts of effectiveness-based innovation and efficiency-based innovation on ecological total-factor energy efficiency (ETFEE), and further analyze the effects of command-and-control, market-based and voluntary environmental regulations on innovation. The findings reveal that (1) both effectiveness-based innovation and efficiency-based innovation have significant promoting effects on ETFEE. Read More

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April 2019
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Epoxiconazole exposure affects terpenoid profiles of oilseed rape plantlets based on a targeted metabolomic approach.

Environ Sci Pollut Res Int 2019 Apr 23. Epub 2019 Apr 23.

General and Organic Chemistry, Gembloux Agro-Bio Tech, University of Liège (ULiège), 5030, Gembloux, Belgium.

Epoxiconazole is a broad-spectrum fungicide described as highly persistent in soil and as such can be considered as an abiotic agent like other problematic agrochemicals. Furthermore, the plant phenotyping tool involving non-invasive monitoring of plant-emitted volatile organic compounds (VOCs) may be useful in the identification of metabolic markers for abiotic stress. We therefore decided to profile the VOCs from secondary metabolism of oilseed rape through a dose-response experiment under several epoxiconazole concentrations (0, 0. Read More

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Temporal variations of atmospheric benzene and its health effects in Tehran megacity (2010-2013).

Environ Sci Pollut Res Int 2019 Apr 22. Epub 2019 Apr 22.

Department of Environmental Health Engineering, School of Public Health, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

The main aims of the present research were (1) investigation of the temporal trends of atmospheric benzene concentrations in Tehran city during the period 2010 to 2013 and (2) assessment of carcinogenic and non-carcinogenic health risks of inhalation exposure to benzene. For the first objective, the data of ambient air benzene concentrations were derived from 15 air quality monitoring stations (AQMSs) in Tehran during the years 2010 to 2013 and they were temporally investigated after data cleaning and missing data imputation. The excess lifetime cancer risk (ELCR) and hazard quotient (HQ) were estimated to reveal the carcinogenic and non-carcinogenic health effects of exposure to ambient benzene. Read More

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The control of corruption and energy efficiency relationship: an empirical note.

Environ Sci Pollut Res Int 2019 Apr 22. Epub 2019 Apr 22.

Faculty of Business, Multimedia University, 75450, Melaka, Malaysia.

This study aims at exploring the impact of corruption control on energy efficiency in 60 countries categorized by income: lower middle (LMI), upper middle (UMI), and high (HI). Panel methodology was utilized taking the period of 2000-2017. As cross-sectional dependence is confirmed among the tested equations, the Pesaran (J Appl Econ 22(2):265-312, 2007) unit root test and the augmented mean group estimator proposed by Eberhardt and Teal (2010) were utilized to overcome this matter. Read More

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Correction to: Are soils beneath coniferous tree stands more acidic than soils beneath deciduous tree stands?

Environ Sci Pollut Res Int 2019 Apr 22. Epub 2019 Apr 22.

Department of Crop, Soil, and Environmental Sciences, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR, USA.

Fig. 1. was amended to reduce the size of the map and improve formatting of the manuscript. Read More

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How to preserve and handle fish liver samples to conserve RNA integrity.

Environ Sci Pollut Res Int 2019 Apr 22. Epub 2019 Apr 22.

Department of Biological and Environmental Science, University of Jyväskylä, P.O. Box 35, FI-40014, Jyväskylän yliopisto, Finland.

As transcriptomic studies are becoming more and more common, it is important to ensure that the RNA used in the analyses is of good quality. The RNA integrity may be compromised by storage temperature or freeze-thaw cycles, but these have not been well studied in poikilothermic fishes. This work studied the effects of tissue storage time and temperature, and freeze-thaw cycles of tissue and extracted RNA on RNA integrity in brown trout (Salmo trutta L. Read More

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April 2019
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Methods for monitoring construction off-road vehicle emissions: a critical review for identifying deficiencies and directions.

Environ Sci Pollut Res Int 2019 Apr 22. Epub 2019 Apr 22.

School of Computing, Engineering and Mathematics, Western Sydney University, Penrith, NSW, 2751, Australia.

The paper reviews the existing applications of sensing technologies for measuring construction off-road vehicle emissions (COVE) such as earthmoving equipment. The current literature presented different measurement methods and reported the results of utilisation of new technologies for measuring COVE. However, previous papers used different technology applications covering only a part of the monitoring process with its own limitations. Read More

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Inhibiting effects of flue gas desulfurization gypsum on soil phosphorus loss in Chongming Dongtan, southeastern China.

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He Kun Li Xiaoping

Environ Sci Pollut Res Int 2019 Apr 22. Epub 2019 Apr 22.

State Key Laboratory of Estuarine and Coastal Research, East China Normal University, Shanghai, 200062, China.

To explore the possibility of using flue gas desulfurization gypsum (FGDG) for inhibiting phosphorus (P) loss due to agricultural runoff, a 3-year study was performed in the farmlands of Chongming Dongtan between 2012 and 2015. Five different quantities of FGDG were used to treat the soil, and the effects of different treatments on the characteristics of soil P and crop growth were investigated. The results showed that 2 years after application of FGDG, the soil density at a depth of 0-10 cm decreased by 4. Read More

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Identification and characterization of plant growth-promoting endophyte RE02 from Trifolium repens L. in mining smelter.

Environ Sci Pollut Res Int 2019 Apr 22. Epub 2019 Apr 22.

School of Energy and Environmental Engineering, University of Science and Technology Beijing, Beijing, 100083, China.

Endophyte-assisted phytoremediation is considered to be an effective approach for bioremediation of heavy metal-contaminated soil; however, few information is available on Trifolium repens L. and its endophytes to remediate heavy metal-polluted soils. In this study, heavy metal-resistant endophytes were isolated from T. Read More

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Enhancing the effectiveness of zinc, cadmium, and lead phytoextraction in polluted soils by using amendments and microorganisms.

Environ Sci Pollut Res Int 2019 Apr 22. Epub 2019 Apr 22.

Division of Agricultural Physics, ICAR-Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, 110 012, India.

For remediating polluted soils, phytoextraction of metals received considerable attention in recent years, although slow removal of metals remained a major constraint in this approach. We, therefore, studied the effect of selected organic and inorganic amendments on the solubility of zinc (Zn), cadmium (Cd), and lead (Pb) in polluted soil and enhancing the efficacy of phytoextraction of these metals by Indian mustard (Brassica juncea cv. Pusa Vijay). Read More

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Nocturnal noise and habitat homogeneity limit species richness of owls in an urban environment.

Environ Sci Pollut Res Int 2019 Apr 22. Epub 2019 Apr 22.

Department of Forest Biodiversity, Institute of Forest Ecology and Silviculture, Faculty of Forestry, University of Agriculture, al. 29 Listopada 46, 31-425, Kraków, Poland.

Habitat loss and fragmentation are listed among the most significant effects of urbanization, which is regarded as an important threat to wildlife. Owls are the top predators in most terrestrial habitats, and their presence is a reliable indicator of ecosystem quality and complexity. However, influence of urbanization on owl communities, anthropogenic noise in particular, has not been investigated so far. Read More

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iTRAQ quantitatively proteomic analysis of the hippocampus in a rat model of accumulative microwave-induced cognitive impairment.

Environ Sci Pollut Res Int 2019 Apr 22. Epub 2019 Apr 22.

Department of Experimental Pathology, Institute of Radiation Medicine, Beijing, 100850, People's Republic of China.

Central nervous system is sensitive and vulnerable to microwave radiation. Numerous studies have reported that microwave could damage cognitive functions, such as impairment of learning and memory ability. However, the biological effects and mechanisms of accumulative microwave radiation on cognitive functions were remained unexplored. Read More

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Correction to: Study on habitat suitability of overwintering cranes based on landscape pattern change-a case study of typical lake wetlands in the middle and lower reaches of the Yangtze River.

Environ Sci Pollut Res Int 2019 Apr 22. Epub 2019 Apr 22.

School of Science, Anhui Agricultural University, Hefei, 230036, China.

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Metals and metalloids in traditional medicines (Ayurvedic medicines, nutraceuticals and traditional Chinese medicines).

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Eva T Gyamfi

Environ Sci Pollut Res Int 2019 Apr 19. Epub 2019 Apr 19.

Department of Environmental Sciences, Macquarie University, Sydney, NSW, 2109, Australia.

Traditional medicine (TM) including Ayurvedic medicines, traditional Chinese medicines and nutraceuticals are popular across the globe as dietary supplements and traditional and alternative medicines. Health risks from these remedies continue to present serious concerns, with occurrences of poisoning by metals and metalloids present at concentrations above acceptable regulatory standards. This review overviews the prevalence of TM use, cases of metal and metalloid poisoning following TM consumption, and forms of TM contamination and adulteration. Read More

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April 2019
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Influence of initial pH on bioleaching of river sediments to achieve deep dehydration.

Environ Sci Pollut Res Int 2019 Apr 19. Epub 2019 Apr 19.

School of Civil Engineering, Guangzhou University, Guangzhou, 510006, China.

Acidification is one of the important methods of bioleaching and a rate-limiting steps in the reaction, with initial sediment pH having an important influence on bioleaching efficiency. Therefore, in this study, bioleaching treatments were assessed on river sediments with initial pH ranging from 3.0 to 11. Read More

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April 2019
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Cadmium accumulation in winter crops and the assessment of paddy soil phytoremediation in southern China.

Environ Sci Pollut Res Int 2019 Apr 19. Epub 2019 Apr 19.

College of Resources and Environment, Hunan Agricultural University, Changsha, 410128, People's Republic of China.

Heavy metal pollution, in particular with cadmium (Cd), threatens both the environment and human health. The phytoremediation of contaminated soil is one recently developed eco-friendly technique that can be applied to mitigate this issue. Repairing Cd-contaminated paddy soil during the fallow winter period can ensure future rice production while reducing heavy metal pollution. Read More

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Use of marble sludge waste in the manufacture of eco-friendly materials: applying the principles of the Circular Economy.

Environ Sci Pollut Res Int 2019 Apr 18. Epub 2019 Apr 18.

Department of Chemical, Environmental and Materials Engineering, Technological Scientific Campus of Linares, University of Jaén, 23700, Linares, Jaén, Spain.

The marble industry generates enormous amounts of waste every year, whose incorrect management can lead to environmental problems. The Circular Economy model can provide an effective solution to this issue, an aspect that has been addressed in this research. The suitability of a marble sludge generated in the ornamental rock industry of Andalusia (Spain) has been assessed as raw material in ceramic bricks. Read More

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April 2019
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Assessment of the structural reorganization of liver and biochemical parameters of blood serum after introduction of zinc nanoparticles and its oxides.

Environ Sci Pollut Res Int 2019 Apr 18. Epub 2019 Apr 18.

Federal Research Centre of Biological Systems and Agro-Technologies of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Orenburg State University, Orenburg, Russia.

The demand for nanoparticles of metals and their oxides in medicine and biology is indisputable. To ensure the safe use of the unique capabilities of nanostructures, in particular, essential metals and their oxides, and to further search for ways leveling side effects of toxic effects in biomedical applications, a multifaceted approach to the study of their properties is needed, primarily affecting the effects on the organism level. In this connection, the purpose of the present research was to study the effect of zinc nanoparticles (ZnNPs) and zinc oxide nanoparticles (ZnONPs) on structural reorganization of the liver and morpho-biochemical parameters of rat blood. Read More

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Hard CrO coatings on SS316L substrates prepared by reactive magnetron sputtering technique: a potential candidate for orthopedic implants.

Environ Sci Pollut Res Int 2019 Apr 17. Epub 2019 Apr 17.

Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Saskatchewan, 57 Campus Drive, Saskatoon, SK, S7H 5A9, Canada.

316L stainless steel (SS) implants suffer from tribological and biocompatibility problems which limit their service lifetime. In order to improve the surface properties of 316L SS for orthopedic implant applications, hard chromium oxide coatings were applied on 316L SS substrates using a reactive magnetron sputtering technique. The morphological, structural, and phase compositional analyses were conducted on the deposited coatings by scanning electron microscopy, X-ray diffraction, Raman spectroscopy, and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy. Read More

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April 2019
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Distribution and source apportionment of hydrocarbons in sediments of oil-producing continental margin: a fuzzy logic approach.

Environ Sci Pollut Res Int 2019 Apr 17. Epub 2019 Apr 17.

LABMAM. Chemistry Department, Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, 22453-900, Brazil.

Investigation were carried out targeting distribution and source apportioning of hydrocarbons in surface sediments from shallow to deep waters in the Campos Basin, one of the most important oil-producing provinces in Brazil. The observed levels of aliphatic (≤ 124 μg g) and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs ≤ 599 ng g) are lower than those considered relevant for environmental risk to the benthic habitats. Higher median concentrations of aliphatic hydrocarbons (8. Read More

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Characterization of earthworm α-amylases for dietary supplement development and biomass utilization.

Environ Sci Pollut Res Int 2019 Apr 18. Epub 2019 Apr 18.

Department of Bioengineering, Nagaoka University of Technology, 1603-1 Kamitomioka, Nagaoka, Niigata, 940-2188, Japan.

Earthworms are useful soil-decomposing animals that possess various saccharification enzymes such as cellulases and amylases. Earthworms have also been traditionally used as antipyretic agents and medicines for preventing thrombotic diseases such as brain infarction. We previously developed a novel earthworm dietary supplement with fibrinolytic, cellulase, and amylase activities using high-pressure technology. Read More

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April 2019
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Fate and transport of estrogenic compounds in an integrated swine manure treatment systems combining algal-bacterial bioreactor and hydrothermal processes for improved water quality.

Environ Sci Pollut Res Int 2019 Apr 17. Epub 2019 Apr 17.

Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1304 W. Pennsylvania, Urbana, IL, 61801, USA.

An integrated manure treatment system, including a mixed algal-bacterial bioreactor (MABB) and hydrothermal processing of biomass solids, was found to remove 76.4-97.0% of the total estrogenic hormones (estrone (E1), 17β-estradiol (E2), and estriol (E3)) from the liquid portion of animal manure (LPAM). Read More

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Efficiency of a solar collector system for the public building depending on its location.

Environ Sci Pollut Res Int 2019 Apr 18. Epub 2019 Apr 18.

School of Engineering Sciences of Belmez, University of Cordoba, Cordoba, Spain.

Due to a technologic progress, a growth in the renewable energy markets including a high number of manufactures coming to being, the Renewable Energy Sources (RES) are both a tool for mitigating climate changes and investments that can provide direct economic profits and reduce a political or economic dependence resulting from import of fossil fuels. One of the many key solutions toward fulfilling the global increasing demand for energy and reduction of CO emissions is applying solar technologies. This paper presents the results of the analysis conducted for a small public office building located in Bialystok (Poland), where solar collectors were considered as the RES for domestic hot water (DHW) system, on the understanding that existing oil boiler would be an additional source. Read More

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Mercury detoxification by absorption, mercuric ion reductase, and exopolysaccharides: a comprehensive study.

Environ Sci Pollut Res Int 2019 Apr 18. Epub 2019 Apr 18.

Laboratory of Applied Microbiology, Department of Environmental Science & Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology (Indian School of Mines), Dhanbad, Jharkhand, 826 004, India.

Mercury (Hg), the environmental toxicant, is present in the soil, water, and air as it is substantially distributed throughout the environment. Being extremely toxic even at low concentration, its remediation is utterly important. Therefore, it is necessary to detoxify the contaminant within the acceptable limits before threatening the environment. Read More

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April 2019
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Biochar/struvite composite as a novel potential material for slow release of N and P.

Environ Sci Pollut Res Int 2019 Apr 18. Epub 2019 Apr 18.

School of Earth Sciences and Resources, China University of Geosciences, Beijing, 100083, People's Republic of China.

For soil and environmental remediation, biochar/struvite composites are prepared by the crystallization-adsorption method. The recovery rates of N, P, and Mg in the solution increase to 99.02%, 97. Read More

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