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  1. Electroreflectance imaging of gold-H3PO4 supercapacitors. Part I: experimental methodology.

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    Maize, Kerry; Kundu, Arpan; Xiong, Guoping; Saviers, Kimberly; Fisher, Timothy S; Shakouri, Ali

    2016-02-21

    Electroreflectance microscopy is demonstrated as a high-resolution, non-contact method to image dynamic charge distribution in integrated microsupercapacitor structures during fast voltage cycling. Electroreflectance camera images of a gold electrode H3PO4 polymer electrolyte microsupercapacitor reveal time varying charge distribution with submicron spatial resolution, millisecond time resolution, and electroreflectance resolution on the order of 500 nC cm(-2). A model describing changes in the metal electrode's optical constants as a function of free electron concentration shows good agreement with measured electroreflectance. The proposed method can be used for sensitive, non-contact measurements of charge spatial distribution, and defect and performance characterization in electrode-electrolyte microdevices. PMID:26817992

  2. Development of a large scale asymmetric synthesis of the glucocorticoid agonist BI 653048 BS H3PO4.

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    Reeves, Jonathan T; Fandrick, Daniel R; Tan, Zhulin; Song, Jinhua J; Rodriguez, Sonia; Qu, Bo; Kim, Soojin; Niemeier, Oliver; Li, Zhibin; Byrne, Denis; Campbell, Scot; Chitroda, Ashish; DeCroos, Phil; Fachinger, Thomas; Fuchs, Victor; Gonnella, Nina C; Grinberg, Nelu; Haddad, Nizar; Jäger, Burkhard; Lee, Heewon; Lorenz, Jon C; Ma, Shengli; Narayanan, Bikshandarkoil A; Nummy, Larry J; Premasiri, Ajith; Roschangar, Frank; Sarvestani, Max; Shen, Sherry; Spinelli, Earl; Sun, Xiufeng; Varsolona, Richard J; Yee, Nathan; Brenner, Michael; Senanayake, Chris H

    2013-04-19

    The development of a large scale synthesis of the glucocorticoid agonist BI 653048 BS H3PO4 (1·H3PO4) is presented. A key trifluoromethyl ketone intermediate 22 containing an N-(4-methoxyphenyl)ethyl amide was prepared by an enolization/bromine-magnesium exchange/electrophile trapping reaction. A nonselective propargylation of trifluoromethyl ketone 22 gave the desired diastereomer in 32% yield and with dr = 98:2 from a 1:1 diastereomeric mixture after crystallization. Subsequently, an asymmetric propargylation was developed which provided the desired diastereomer in 4:1 diastereoselectivity and 75% yield with dr = 99:1 after crystallization. The azaindole moiety was efficiently installed by a one-pot cross coupling/indolization reaction. An efficient deprotection of the 4-methoxyphenethyl group was developed using H3PO4/anisole to produce the anisole solvate of the API in high yield and purity. The final form, a phosphoric acid cocrystal, was produced in high yield and purity and with consistent control of particle size. PMID:23544738

  3. Characterization of H3PO4-Treated Rice Husk Adsorbent and Adsorption of Copper(II) from Aqueous Solution

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    Zheng, Ru; Zhao, Jiaying; Ma, Fang; Zhang, Yingchao; Meng, Qingjuan

    2014-01-01

    Rice husk, a surplus agricultural byproduct, was applied to the sorption of copper from aqueous solutions. Chemical modifications by treating rice husk with H3PO4 increased the sorption ability of rice husk for Cu(II). This work investigated the sorption characteristics for Cu(II) and examined the optimum conditions of the sorption processes. The elemental compositions of native rice husk and H3PO4-treated rice husk were determined by X-ray fluorescence (XRF) analysis. The scanning electron microscopic (SEM) analysis was carried out for structural and morphological characteristics of H3PO4-treated rice husk. The surface functional groups (i.e., carbonyl, carboxyl, and hydroxyl) of adsorbent were examined by Fourier Transform Infrared Technique (FT-IR) and contributed to the adsorption for Cu(II). Adsorption isotherm experiments were carried out at room temperature and the data obtained from batch studies fitted well with the Langmuir and Freundlich models with R2 of 0.999 and 0.9303, respectively. The maximum sorption amount was 17.0358?mg/g at a dosage of 2?g/L after 180?min. The results showed that optimum pH was attained at pH 4.0. The equilibrium data was well represented by the pseudo-second-order kinetics. The percentage removal for Cu(II) approached equilibrium at 180?min with 88.9% removal. PMID:24678507

  4. Improvement in the etching performance of the acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene resin by MnO2-H3PO4-H2SO4 colloid.

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    Zhao, Wenxia; Ding, Jie; Wang, Zenglin

    2013-05-21

    The present study aimed to evaluate the surface etching of the acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene (ABS) resin in the MnO2-H3PO4-H2SO4 colloid. To enhance the soluble Mn(IV) ion concentration and improve the etching performance of ABS resin, H3PO4 was added as a complexing agent into the MnO2-H2SO4 etching system. The effects of the H2SO4 concentration and etching time on the surface topography, surface roughness, adhesion strength, and the surface chemistry of the ABS substrates were investigated. The optimal oxidation potentials of MnO2 in the colloids decreased from 1.426 to 1.369 V with the addition of H3PO4. Though the etching conditions changed from 70 C for 20 min to 60 C for 10 min, the adhesion strength between the ABS substrates and electroless copper film increased from 1.19 to 1.33 KN/m after etching treatment. This could be attributed to the significant increase of the soluble Mn(IV) ion concentration in the MnO2-H3PO4-H2SO4 colloid. The surface chemistry results demonstrated that the oxidation reaction of -C?C- bonds in the polybutadiene phase was accelerated in the etching process by the addition of H3PO4, and the abundant -COOH and -OH groups were formed rapidly on the ABS surface with the etching treatment. These results were in agreement with the results of surface scanning electron microscopic observations and adhesion strength measurement. The results suggested that the MnO2-H3PO4-H2SO4 colloid was an effective surface etching system for the ABS surface roughness. PMID:23611532

  5. Kinetic and isotherm studies of Cu(II) adsorption onto H3PO4-activated rubber wood sawdust.

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    Kalavathy, M Helen; Karthikeyan, T; Rajgopal, S; Miranda, Lima Rose

    2005-12-15

    Adsorption of Cu(II) from aqueous solution onto H(3)PO(4)-activated carbon using rubber wood sawdust (RSAC) was investigated in a batch system. Kinetic and isotherm studies were carried out by considering the effects of various parameters, such as initial concentration, contact time, pH, and temperature. The optimal pH value for Cu(II) adsorption onto RSAC was found to be 6.0. Thermodynamic parameters such as standard Gibbs free energy (DeltaG(0)), standard enthalpy (DeltaH(0)), and standard entropy (DeltaS(0)) were evaluated by applying the Van't Hoff equation. The thermodynamics of Cu(II) adsorption onto RSAC indicates its spontaneous and exothermic nature. Langmuir, Freundlich, and Temkin isotherms were used to analyze the equilibrium data at different temperatures. The Langmuir isotherm fits the experimental data significantly better than the other isotherms. Adsorption kinetics data were tested using pseudo-first-order, pseudo-second-order, and intraparticle diffusion models. Kinetic studies showed that the adsorption followed a pseudo-second-order reaction. The initial sorption rate, pseudo-first-order, pseudo-second-order, and intraparticle diffusion rate constants for different initial concentrations were evaluated and discussed. Adsorption mechanism studies revealed that the process was complex and followed both surface adsorption and particle diffusion. The rate-controlling parameter and effective diffusion coefficient were determined using the Reichenberg plot. It was found that the adsorption occurs through film diffusion at low concentrations and at higher concentration the particle diffusion becomes the rate-determining step. PMID:16040040

  6. Dissolution mechanism of crystalline cellulose in H3PO4 as assessed by high-field NMR spectroscopy and fast field cycling NMR relaxometry.

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    Conte, Pellegrino; Maccotta, Antonella; De Pasquale, Claudio; Bubici, Salvatore; Alonzo, Giuseppe

    2009-10-14

    Many processes have been proposed to produce glucose as a substrate for bacterial fermentation to obtain bioethanol. Among others, cellulose degradation appears as the most convenient way to achieve reliable amounts of glucose units. In fact, cellulose is the most widespread biopolymer, and it is considered also as a renewable resource. Due to extended intra- and interchain hydrogen bonds that provide a very efficient packing structure, however, cellulose is also a very stable polymer, the degradation of which is not easily achievable. In the past decade, researchers enhanced cellulose reactivity by increasing its solubility in many solvents, among which concentrated phosphoric acid (H(3)PO(4)) played the major role because of its low volatility and nontoxicity. In the present study, the solubilization mechanism of crystalline cellulose in H(3)PO(4) has been elucidated by using high- and low-field NMR spectroscopy. In particular, high-field NMR spectra showed formation of direct bonding between phosphoric acid and dissolved cellulose. On the other hand, molecular dynamics studies by low-field NMR with a fast field cycling (FFC) setup revealed two different H(3)PO(4) relaxing components. The first component, described by the fastest longitudinal relaxation rate (R(1)), was assigned to the H(3)PO(4) molecules bound to the biopolymer. Conversely, the second component, characterized by the slowest R(1), was attributed to the bulk solvent. The understanding of cellulose dissolution in H(3)PO(4) represents a very important issue because comprehension of chemical mechanisms is fundamental for process ameliorations to produce bioenergy from biomasses. PMID:19769370

  7. Molten o-H3PO4: A New Electrolyte for the Anodic Synthesis of Self-Organized Oxide Structures--WO3 Nanochannel Layers and Others.

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    Altomare, Marco; Pfoch, Ole; Tighineanu, Alexei; Kirchgeorg, Robin; Lee, Kiyoung; Selli, Elena; Schmuki, Patrik

    2015-05-01

    We introduce the use of pure molten ortho-phosphoric acid (o-H3PO4) as an electrolyte for self-organizing electrochemistry. This electrolyte allows for the formation of self-organized oxide architectures (one-dimensional nanotubes, nanochannels, nanopores) on metals such as tungsten that up to now were regarded as very difficult to grow self-ordered anodic oxide structures. In this work, we show particularly the fabrication of thick, vertically aligned tungsten oxide nanochannel layers, with pore diameter of ca. 10 nm and illustrate their potential use in some typical applications. PMID:25884483

  8. Fabrication and characterization of mesoporous activated carbon from Lemna minor using one-step H3PO4 activation for Pb(II) removal

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    Huang, Yang; Li, Shunxing; Lin, Haibin; Chen, Jianhua

    2014-10-01

    A low cost and locally available material, Lemna minor, was used to fabricate activated carbon using H3PO4 activation. After H3PO4 activation, the L. minor activated carbons (LACs) possess high mesoporosity (92.2%) and a surface area of 531.9 m2/g according to Brunauer-Emmett-Teller (BET) analysis. Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) and X-ray photoelectron spectrometer (XPS) analyses reveal the presence of rich hydroxyl, carboxyl, amide and phosphate functional groups on the LACs surface, leading to facile Pb(II) binding to the surface through strong chemisorptive bonds or ion-exchange. The kinetic and equilibrium data were well described by pseudo-first-order model and Langmuir isotherm, with the maximum monolayer adsorption capacity (qm) 170.9 mg/g at 25 C. The intra-particle diffusion mechanism was partially responsible for the adsorption. The adsorption process was spontaneous and endothermic with negative ?G and positive ?H. The Pb(II)-loaded LACs could be easily regenerated using 0.1-M HCl and reused for seven cycles without significant adsorption capacity reduction. The maximum percentage removal rate for Pb(II) (20 mg/L) was found to be 91.8% within 30 min, at optimum conditions of pH 6.0 and 25 C. These suggested that the low-cost LACs could be used as a potential adsorbent in the treatment of lead-contaminated water.

  9. Investigation of the inhibitive effect of triphenyltin 2-thiophene carboxylate on corrosion of steel in 2 M H 3PO 4 solutions

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    Benabdellah, M.; Aouniti, A.; Dafali, A.; Hammouti, B.; Benkaddour, M.; Yahyi, A.; Ettouhami, A.

    2006-09-01

    A new organic compound was synthesised and tested as corrosion inhibitor of steel in phosphoric acid medium using gravimetric, electrochemical polarisation and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) measurements. Results obtained show that the inhibitor studied is a good cathodic inhibitor. EIS results show that the change in the impedance parameters ( RT and Cdl) with concentration of triphenyltin 2-thiophene carboxylate (TTC) is indicative of the adsorption of molecules leading to the formation of a protective layer on the surface of steel. The effect of the temperature on the steel corrosion in 2 M H 3PO 4 and with addition of various concentrations of TTC in the range of temperature 298-348 K was studied. The associated apparent activation corrosion energy has been determined.

  10. Dye removal of activated carbons prepared from NaOH-pretreated rice husks by low-temperature solution-processed carbonization and H3PO4 activation.

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    Chen, Yun; Zhai, Shang-Ru; Liu, Na; Song, Yu; An, Qing-Da; Song, Xiao-Wei

    2013-09-01

    A coupling of low-temperature sulfuric acid-assisted carbonization and H3PO4 activation was employed to convert NaOH-pretreated rice husks into activated carbons with extremely high surface area (2028 m(2) g(-1)) and integrated characteristics. The influences of the activation temperature and impregnation ratio on the surface area, pore volume of activated carbons were thoroughly investigated. The morphology and surface chemistry of activated carbons were characterized using N2 sorption, FTIR, XPS, SEM, TEM, etc. The adsorption capacity of resulting carbons obtained under optimum preparation conditions was systematically evaluated using methylene blue under various simulated conditions. The adsorption process can be well described by both Langmuir isotherm model and the pseudo-second order kinetics models; and the maximum monolayer capacity of methylene blue was ca. 578 mg g(-1). PMID:23892148

  11. On the effect of the Fe(2+)/Fe(3+) redox couple on oxidation of carbon in hot H3PO4

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    Dhar, H. P.; Christner, L. G.; Kush, A. K.

    1986-01-01

    Oxidation studies of graphite:glassy carbon composites have been carried out at 1 and 4.7 atm. pressures in conc. H3PO4 in the presence and absence of iron ions. The concentration of the acid was varied over 85-100 wt pct, and of the iron ions over 30-300 ppm; the temperature varied over 190-210 C. Unlike the effect of Fe, which has been observed to increase the corrosion of carbon in sulphuric acid, the corrosion in phosphoric acid was observed to be slightly decreased or not at all affected. This result arises because of the catalytic reduction of the oxidized surface groups of carbon by Fe(2+) ions. The catalytic reduction is possible because under the experimental conditions the redox potential of the Fe(2+)/Fe(3+) couple is lower than the open-circuit voltage of carbon.

  12. Inhibition de la corrosion d'acier au carbone en milieu H3PO4 2M par des composs organiques de type ``triazine''

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    Bekkouch, K.; Aouniti, A.; Hammouti, B.; Kertit, S.

    1999-05-01

    The effect of addition of some triazine compounds on the corrosion behaviour of steel in 2M H3PO4 has been studied by weight loss and electrochemical polarisation methods. Both methods showed that the dissolution rate was dependent on the chemical properties and concentration of the product. From comparison of results, it was found that 6-azathymine (T6) is the best inhibitor and its inhibition efficiency reaches a maximum value of 86% at 10-3 M. Polarisation measurements indicated that T6 acts as cathodic inhibitor by merely blocking the reaction sites without changing the mechanism of the hydrogen evolution reaction. It was found that T6 was adsorbed on steel surface according to a Langmuir isotherm model. The effect of temperature indicated that inhibition efficiency of T6 is dependent on the temperature in the range 25-50 circC. L'effet de l'addition de certains composs organiques de type triazine sur la corrosion d'un acier en milieu H3PO4 2M a t tudi l'aide des mthodes lectrochimiques et gravimtriques. Les rsultats obtenus ont montr que la vitesse de dissolution de l'acier dpend de la structure molculaire et de la concentration du produit. La comparaison des efficacits inhibitrices montre que le 6-azathymine (T6) est le meilleur inhibiteur de la srie des triazines tests. L'efficacit inhibitrice du T6 atteint une valeur maximale de 86 % 10-3 M. L'allure des courbes de polarisation indique que le T6 agit essentiellement comme inhibiteur de type cathodique par adsorption la surface de l'acier selon le modle de l'isotherme de Langmuir. L'efficacit inhibitrice du T6 dpend de la temprature dans le domaine allant de 25 50 circC.

  13. Surface passivation of MgAl2O4 spinel powder by chemisorbing H3PO4 for easy aqueous processing.

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    Olhero, Susana M; Ganesh, Ibram; Torres, Paula M C; Ferreira, Jos M F

    2008-09-01

    A stoichiometric MgAl 2O 4 spinel (MAS) powder was synthesized by heat treating at 1400 degrees C for 2 h a compacted mixture of alpha-Al 2O 3 and calcined caustic MgO, followed by crushing and milling. The surface of this powder was then passivated against hydrolysis with H 3PO 4 and Al(H 2PO 4) 3 in an ethanol solution. The as-passivated powder could then be dispersed in water using tetramethylammonium hydroxide (TMAH) and an ammonium salt of poly(acrylic acid) (Duramax D-3005) as dispersing agents and gelcast to form green consolidates with relatively high strength (>15 MPa). The good dispersing behavior of the passivated powder in water was confirmed by the low viscosity of its suspension containing 41-45 vol % solids, demonstrating the viability of replacing organic solvents by water in colloidal processing of MAS-based ceramics. The Fourier transform infrared (FT-IR), X-ray diffraction (XRD), and energy dispersive X-ray (EDAX) studies revealed that only negligible amounts of phosphate ions at the surface are required to effectively protect the powder from reacting with water. PMID:18671420

  14. Structure-property interplay of proton conducting membranes based on PBI5N, SiO2-Im and H3PO4 for high temperature fuel cells.

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    Di Noto, Vito; Piga, Matteo; Giffin, Guinevere A; Quartarone, Eliana; Righetti, Pierpaolo; Mustarelli, Piercarlo; Magistris, Aldo

    2011-07-14

    Polybenzimidazoles (PBIs) are among the polymers of choice to prepare membranes for high temperature polymer fuel cells. Poly-2,2'(2,6-pyridine)-5,5'-bibenzimidazole (PBI5N), doped with H(3)PO(4), and acid-doped PBI5N containing 10 wt% of imidazole-functionalized silica membranes were studied with thermogravimetric analysis, differential scanning calorimetry, dynamic-mechanical analysis, infrared spectroscopy, and broadband electric spectroscopy to examine the structure-property relationships. Key results show that: (1) doped PBI5N membranes show thermal decomposition starting at 120 C, while pristine PBI5N is stable up to 300 C; (2) the presence of filler increases the acid uptake and decreases the crystallinity of PBI5N; (3) the addition of phosphoric acid reduces the mechanical properties of the membrane, while the addition of filler has the opposite effect; (4) acid-doped membranes have conductivity values on the order of 10(-2)-10(-3) S cm(-1); and (5) membranes exhibit a Vogel-Tamman-Fulcher (VTF) type proton conduction mechanism, where proton hopping is coupled with the segmental motion of the polymer chain. Infrared spectroscopy combined with DFT quantum mechanical calculations was used to assign the experimental spectrum of PBI5N. PMID:21594297

  15. Quantification of Competing H3PO4 Versus HPO3 + H2O Neutral Losses from Regioselective 18O-Labeled Phosphopeptides

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    Cui, Li; Yapici, Ipek; Borhan, Babak; Reid, Gavin E.

    2014-01-01

    Abundant neutral losses of 98 Da are often observed upon ion trap CID-MS/MS of protonated phosphopeptide ions. Two competing fragmentation pathways are involved in this process, namely, the direct loss of H3PO4 from the phosphorylated residue and the combined losses of HPO3 and H2O from the phosphorylation site and from an additional site within the peptide, respectively. These competing pathways produce product ions with different structures but the same m/z values, potentially limiting the utility of CID-MS3 for phosphorylation site localization. To quantify the relative contributions of these pathways and to determine the conditions under which each pathway predominates, we have examined the ion trap CID-MS/MS fragmentation of a series of regioselective 18O-phosphate ester labeled phosphopeptides prepared using novel solution-phase amino acid synthesis and solid-phase peptide synthesis methodologies. By comparing the intensity of the -100 Da (-H3PO3 18O) versus -98 Da (-[HPO3 + H2O]) neutral loss product ions formed upon MS/MS, quantification of the two pathways was achieved. Factors that affect the extent of formation of the competing neutral losses were investigated, with the combined loss pathway predominantly occurring under conditions of limited proton mobility, and with increased combined losses observed for phosphothreonine compared with phosphoserine-containing peptides. The combined loss pathway was found to be less dominant under ion activation conditions associated with HCD-MS/MS. Finally, the contribution of carboxylic acid functional groups and backbone amide bonds to the water loss in the combined loss fragmentation pathway was determined via methyl esterification and by examination of a phosphopeptide lacking side-chain hydroxyl groups.

  16. Enhanced adsorption of chromium onto activated carbon by microwave-assisted H(3)PO(4) mixed with Fe/Al/Mn activation.

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    Sun, Yuanyuan; Yue, Qinyan; Mao, Yanpeng; Gao, Baoyu; Gao, Yuan; Huang, Lihui

    2014-01-30

    FeCl3, AlCl3 and MnCl2 were used as the assisted activation agent in activated carbon preparation by H3PO4 activation using microwave heating method. The physico-chemical properties of activated carbons were investigated by scanning electron microscope (SEM), N2 adsorption/desorption, Boehm's titration, X-ray diffraction (XRD), Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS). To investigate the adsorption performances of chromium onto these newly developed activated carbons, a batch of experiments were performed under different adsorption conditions: solution pH, initial Cr(VI) ion concentration, contact time and co-existing ions. The results suggested that carbon with MnCl2 as assisted activation agent displayed the highest BET surface area (1332m(2)/g) and the highest pore volume (1.060cm(3)/g). FeCl3, AlCl3 and MnCl2 had successfully improved Cr(VI) adsorption and activated carbon with FeCl3 as assisted activation agent exhibited the best uptake capacity. To study the transformation of Cr(VI) in adsorption process, total chromium in the aqueous solution was also recorded. The ratio of the amount of Cr(VI) to Cr(III) on each adsorbent was explained by XPS analysis results. Both the co-existing salts (Na2SO4 and NaNO3) demonstrated promoted effects on Cr(VI) removal by four carbons. The pseudo-second-order model and Freundlich equation displayed a good correlation with adsorption data. PMID:24361798

  17. Characterization and lead adsorption properties of activated carbons prepared from cotton stalk by one-step H3PO4 activation.

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    Li, Kunquan; Zheng, Zheng; Li, Ye

    2010-09-15

    Activated carbons were prepared from cotton stalk by one-step H(3)PO(4) activation and used as adsorbent for the removal of lead(II). Taguchi experimental design method was used to optimize the preparation of the adsorbents. The results showed that the optimized conditions were: impregnation with a 50% (w/v) phosphoric acid solution with a mass ratio of 3:2 and activation temperature at 500 degrees C for 60 min with the rate of achieving the activation temperature equal to 10 degrees C min(-1). The cotton stalk activated carbon (CSAC) prepared at these conditions have 1.43 mmol g(-1) acidic surface groups and 1570 m(2) g(-1) BET surface area. Adsorption isotherms for lead(II) on the adsorbents were measured by conducting a series of batch adsorption experiments. The Langmuir maximum adsorption amount of lead(II) on CSAC was more than 119 mg g(-1), which was superior to the ordinary commercial activated carbon (CAC) on the market. Compared with the CAC, the CSAC had a wider applicable pH range from 3.5 to 6.5 for lead(II) uptake. The final pH values at equilibrium after adsorption were lower than the initial pH value, indicating that the ion-exchange process was involved in the adsorption. This is also confirmed by the result that the increase of acidic surface groups favored the adsorption process. Thermodynamic study indicated that the adsorption was a spontaneous and endothermic process. PMID:20542631

  18. Preparation and physical properties of (PVA)0.7(NaBr)0.3(H3PO4)xM solid acid membrane for phosphoric acid Fuel cells

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    Ahmad, F.; Sheha, E.

    2012-01-01

    A solid acid membranes based on poly (vinyl alcohol) (PVA), sodium bromide (NaBr) and phosphoric acid (H3PO4) were prepared by a solution casting method. The morphological, IR, electrical and optical properties of the (PVA)0.7(NaBr)0.3(H3PO4)xM solid acid membranes where x=0.00, 0.85, 1.7, 3.4, 5.1M were investigated. The variation of film morphology was examined by scanning electron microscopy (SEM) studies. FTIR spectroscopy has been used to characterize the structure of polymer and confirms the complexation of phosphoric acid with host polymeric matrix. The temperature dependent nature of ionic conductivity and the impedance of the polymer electrolytes were determined along with the associated activation energy. The ionic conductivity at room temperature was found to be strongly depends on the H3PO4 concentration which it has been achieved to be of the order 4.3נ10?3S/cm at ambient temperature. Optical measurements showed a decrease in optical band gap and an increase in band tail width with the increase of phosphoric acid. The data shows that the (PVA)0.7(NaBr)0.3(H3PO4)xM solid acid membrane is promising for intermediate temperature phosphoric acid fuel cell applications. PMID:25685413

  19. An H3PO4-doped polybenzimidazole/Sn0.95Al0.05P2O7 composite membrane for high-temperature proton exchange membrane fuel cells

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    Jin, Y. C.; Nishida, M.; Kanematsu, W.; Hibino, T.

    2011-08-01

    A polybenzimidazole (PBI)/Sn0.95Al0.05P2O7 (SAPO) composite membrane was synthesized by an in situ reaction of SnO2 and Al(OH)3-mixed powders with an H3PO4 solution in a PBI membrane. The formation of a single phase of SAPO in the PBI membrane was completed at a temperature of 250 °C. Thermogravimetric analysis showed that the PBI membrane was not subject to a serious damage by the presence of SAPO until 500 °C. Scanning electron microscopy revealed that SAPO particles with a diameter of approximately 300 nm were homogeneously dispersed and separated from each other in the PBI matrix. Proton magic angle spinning nuclear magnetic resonance spectra confirmed the presence of new protons originating from the SAPO particles in the composite membrane. As a consequence of the interaction of protons in the SAPO with those in the free H3PO4, the H3PO4-doped PBI/SAPO composite membrane exhibited conductivities several times higher than those of an H3PO4-doped PBI membrane at room temperature to 300 °C, which could contribute to the improved performance of H2/O2 fuel cells.

  20. Review of HxPyOz-Catalyzed H + OH Recombination in Scramjet Nozzle Expansions; and Possible Phosphoric Acid Enhancement of Scramjet Flameholding, from Extinction of H3PO4 + H2 - Air Counterflow Diffusion Flames

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    Pellett, Gerald

    2005-01-01

    Recent detailed articles by Twarowski indicate that small quantities of phosphorus oxides and acids in the fuel-rich combustion products of H2 + phosphine (PH3) + air should significantly catalyze H, OH and O recombination kinetics during high-speed nozzle expansions -- to reform H2O, release heat, and approach equilibrium more rapidly and closely than uncatalyzed kinetics. This paper is an initial feasibility study to determine (a) if addition of phosphoric acid vapor (H3PO4) to a H2 fuel jet -- which is much safer than using PH3 -- will allow combustion in a high-speed scramjet engine test without adverse effects on localized flameholding, and (b) if phosphorus-containing exhaust emissions are environmentally acceptable. A well-characterized axisymmetric straight-tube opposed jet burner (OJB) tool is used to evaluate H3PO4 addition effects on the air velocity extinction limit (flame strength) of a H2 versus air counterflow diffusion flame. Addition of nitric oxide (NO), also believed to promote catalytic H-atom recombination, was evaluated for comparison. Two to five mass percent H3PO4 in the H2 jet increased flame strength 4.2%, whereas airside addition decreased it 1%. Adding 5% NO to the H2 caused a 2% decrease. Products of H-atom attack on H3PO4 produced an intense green chemiluminescence near the stagnation point. The resultant exothermic production of phosphorus oxides and acids, with accelerated H-atom recombination, released sufficient heat near the stagnation point to increase flame strength. In conclusion, the addition of H3PO4 vapor (or more reactive P sources) to hydrogen in scramjet engine tests may positively affect flameholding stability in the combustor and thrust production during supersonic expansion -- a possible dual benefit with system design / performance implications. Finally, a preliminary assessment of possible environmental effects indicates that scramjet exhaust emissions should consist of phosphoric acid aerosol, with gradual conversion to phosphate aerosol. This is compared to various natural abundances and sources.

  1. A study on electric conductivity of phosphoric acid supported on nano-pore rice husk silica in H2/Pt/H3PO4 / RHS/Pt/O2 fuel cells.

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    Hwang, Moon Jin; Lee, Soo Young; Han, Chong Soo

    2006-11-01

    PEMFC (Polymer Electrolyte Membrane Fuel Cell) is widely considered as an energy conversion system from the chemical energy of hydrogen to electric energy. But, hydrogen fuel obtained from hydrocarbons has trace amount of carbon monoxide which is a potential poison for platinum electrode at the cell operating temperature approximately 100 degrees C and it becomes a huddle for the general usage of PEMFC. On the other hand PAFC (Phosphoric Acid Fuel Cell) operates at a higher temperature and the platinum electrode oxidizes carbon monoxide poison while there is a leakage problem of the liquid phase. To combine the advantages of two fuel cells, the electrolyte systems of phosphoric acid supported silica on ceramics are recently being tested. In this study, we investigated the nm pore rice husk silica as a support for phosphoric acid and tested the electric conductivity of the silica plate and the characteristics of a prototype fuel cell H2/Pt/H3PO4 / RHS/Pt/O2 at 100-200 degrees C. The conductivity of H3PO4/RHS was 8 mS cm(-1) above 175 degrees C under 200 torr H2O. In the fuel cell, the apparent conductance of the electrolyte from I-V characteristics was 2.45 mS/cm at 160 degrees C under 1 atm H2 and air at present. PMID:17252796

  2. Preparation and surface characterization of activated carbons from Euphorbia rigida by chemical activation with ZnCl2, K2CO3, NaOH and H3PO4

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    K?l?, Murat; Apayd?n-Varol, Esin; Ptn, Ay?e Eren

    2012-11-01

    Preparation of activated carbons from Euphorbia rigida by chemical activation with different impregnation agents and ratios was studied. ZnCl2, K2CO3, NaOH and H3PO4 were used as chemical activation agents and four impregnation ratios (25-50-75-100%) by mass were applied on biomass. Activation is applied to impregnated biomass samples at 700 C under sweeping gas in a fixed bed reactor. For determination of chemical and physical properties of the obtained activated carbons; elemental analysis was applied to determine the elemental composition (C, H, N, O) and FT-IR spectra was used to analyze the functional groups. BET equation was used to calculate the surface areas of activated carbons. For understanding the changes in the surface structure, activated carbons were conducted to Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM). Maximum BET surface area (2613 m2/g) was reached with 75% K2CO3 impregnated biomass sample. Experimental results showed that impregnation types and ratios have a significant effect on the pore structure of activated carbon and E. rigida seems to be an alternative precursor for commercial activated carbon production.

  3. Energy storage for a lunar base by the reversible chemical reaction: CaO+H2O reversible reaction Ca(OH)2

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    Perez-Davis, Marla E.; Difilipo, Frank

    1990-01-01

    A thermochemical solar energy storage concept involving the reversible reaction CaO + H2O yields Ca(OH)2 is proposed as a power system element for a lunar base. The operation and components of such a system are described. The CaO/H2O system is capable of generating electric power during both the day and night. The specific energy (energy to mass ratio) of the system was estimated to be 155 W-hr/kg. Mass of the required amount of CaO is neglected since it is obtained from lunar soil. Potential technical problems, such as reactor design and lunar soil processing, are reviewed.

  4. Effect of Ca(OH)2 pretreatment on extruded rice straw anaerobic digestion.

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    Gu, Yu; Zhang, Yalei; Zhou, Xuefei

    2015-11-01

    It has been proven that extrusion can change the structure of rice straw and increase biogas production, but the effect of a single pretreatment is limited. Ca(OH)2 pretreatment was used to enhance the enzyme hydrolysis and biogas production of extruded rice straw. After Ca(OH)2 pretreatment, the glucose and xylose conversion rates in enzymatic hydrolysis increased from 36.0% and 22.4% to 66.8% and 50.2%, respectively. The highest biogas production observed in 8% and 10% Ca(OH)2 pretreated rice straw reached 564.7mL/g VS and 574.5mL/g VS, respectively, which are 34.3% and 36.7% higher than the non-Ca(OH)2-loaded sample. The Ca(OH)2 pretreatment can effectively remove the lignin and increase the fermentable sugar content. The structural changes in the extruded rice straw have also been analyzed by XRD, FTIR, and SEM. Considering all of the results, an 8% Ca(OH)2 loading rate is the best option for the pretreatment of extruded rice straw. PMID:26231131

  5. Stress-Strain Relationship of Ca(OH)2-Activated Hwangtoh Concrete

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    Mun, Ju-Hyun; Hwang, Hey-Zoo

    2014-01-01

    This study examined the stress-strain behavior of 10 calcium hydroxide (Ca(OH)2)-activated Hwangtoh concrete mixes. The volumetric ratio of the coarse aggregate (Vagg) and the water-to-binder (W/B) ratio were selected as the main test variables. Two W/B ratios (25% and 40%) were used and the value of Vagg varied between 0% and 40.0%, and 0% and 46.5% for W/B ratios of 25% and 40%, respectively. The test results demonstrated that the slope of the ascending branch of the stress-strain curve of Ca(OH)2-activated Hwangtoh concrete was smaller, and it displayed a steeper drop in stress in the descending branch, compared with those of ordinary Portland cement (OPC) concrete with the same compressive strength. This trend was more pronounced with the increase in the W/B ratio and decrease in Vagg. Based on the experimental observations, a simple and rational stress-strain model was established mathematically. Furthermore, the modulus of elasticity and strain at peak stress of the Ca(OH)2-activated Hwangtoh concrete were formulated as a function of its compressive strength and Vagg. The proposed stress-strain model predicted the actual behavior accurately, whereas the previous models formulated using OPC concrete data were limited in their applicability to Ca(OH)2-activated Hwangtoh concrete. PMID:25147869

  6. Improvement of SO2 removal by the solubility change of Ca(OH)2 in the spray dryer system.

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    Song, H C; Park, J W

    2001-09-01

    Experiments were carried out to verify the effect of the solubility change of the Ca(OH)2 sorbent on the removal of SO2 in a lab-scale spray dryer system. First, to identify the solubility effect, HNO3 was added into Ca(OH)2 slurry to increase the solubility of Ca(OH)2 by neutralization. The improvement of SO2 removal by 5-10% occurred under the condition of both 50% relative solubility and constant pH of slurry. But SO2 removal efficiency decreased steeply when the relative solubility approached 100% and the pH of the slurry decreased rapidly. For the practical application of the solubility effect, NH4Cl and NH4OH were selected as additives. Ammonium chloride (NH4Cl) which could improved Ca(OH)2 solubility removed more SO2 by 5-10% than NH4OH which showed no change in solubility. The optimal result was obtained when the slurry was fed at the ratio of 0.25mol NH4Cl/mol Ca(OH)2. The Ca(OH),/NH4Cl sorbent could remove more SO2 and improve Ca(OH)2 utilization than Ca(OH)2 sorbent in the Ca/S stoichiometric range of 1.0-1.4. It was concluded that the increase of sorbent solubility made the improvement in SO2 removal efficiency and Ca(OH)2 utilization. PMID:11816762

  7. [Dentinopulpar organ: biological basis of clinical response to Ca(OH)2 application].

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    Gani, O; Crosa, M E

    1989-01-01

    We have studied the changes presented by mediate and immediate roentgenographic images of indirect pulp capping and pulpotomies. In the cases of indirect pulp capping it was observed an increase of radiolucidity in the places occupied by Ca(OH)2, and sclerotic dentin was present. In pulpotomies, it was found the dentin bridge, which thickness increases with time. The radiolucidity of pulp chamber occupied by Ca(OH)2 was greater in the long time treatment. The radiopacity of non-vital dentin of walls and floor chamber was increased too. It has suggested that Ca++ ion would have migrated from its place and probably would take part in the synthesis of sclerotic dentin, independently of the vitality of the tissue. PMID:2640037

  8. Extrinsic Proton NMR Studies of Mg(OH)2 and Ca(OH)2

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    Itoh, Yutaka; Isobe, Masahiko

    2016-03-01

    We studied narrow 1H NMR spectra of Mg(OH)2 and Ca(OH)2 powders at 100–355 K and 42–59 MHz using pulsed NMR techniques. The Fourier transformed NMR spectra of the proton free-induction signals show the superposition of broad and narrow components, which can be assigned to immobile protons and extrinsic mobile protons, respectively. We found that a narrow spectrum develops on heating above about Tc = 260 K and widens above a Larmor frequency of about νc = 50 MHz for Mg(OH)2. The temperature-induced NMR spectrum and the characteristic frequency νc of 50 MHz are the noteworthy features of the nuclear spin fluctuation spectra of the extrinsic protons.

  9. THE EFFECT OF STORAGE CONDITIONS ON HANDLING AND SO2 REACTIVITY OF CA(OH)2-BASED SORBENTS

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    The article gives results of an investigation of the effect of relative humidity (RH), time, and aeration during calcium hydroxide -- Ca(OH)2--storage for its effect on sorbent handling and reactivity with sulfur dioxide (SO2). nvestigated was the effect of sorbent storage condit...

  10. Dissolution and carbonation of Portlandite [Ca(OH)2] single crystals.

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    Ruiz-Agudo, Encarnación; Kudłacz, Krzysztof; Putnis, Christine V; Putnis, Andrew; Rodriguez-Navarro, Carlos

    2013-10-01

    The dissolution and carbonation of portlandite (Ca(OH)2) single crystals was studied by a combination of in situ Atomic Force Microscopy, Scanning Electron Microscopy, and two-dimensional X-ray diffraction. The dissolution of portlandite {0001} surfaces in water proceeds by the formation and expansion of pseudohexagonal etch pits, with edges parallel to ⟨100⟩ directions. Etch pits on {010} surfaces are elongated along ⟨001⟩, with edges parallel to ⟨101⟩. The interaction between carbonate-bearing solutions and portlandite results in the dissolution of the substrate coupled with the precipitation of thick islands of CaCO3 that appear oriented on the portlandite substrate. Ex situ carbonation of portlandite in contact with air results in the formation of pseudomorphs that fully preserve the external shape of the original portlandite single crystals. Our observations suggest that portlandite carbonation in contact with air and carbonate-bearing solutions occurs by a similar mechanism, i.e. coupled dissolution-precipitation. Calcite grows epitaxially on {0001} portlandite surfaces with the following orientation: ⟨001⟩Cc∥ ⟨001⟩Port. Apparently, no porosity is generated during the reaction, which progresses through the formation of fractures. Our results are of relevance to many processes in which the carbonation of portlandite takes place, such as CO2 capture and storage or the carbonation of cementitious materials. PMID:23915181

  11. Structural stability of a colloidal solution of Ca(OH)2 nanocrystals exposed to high relative humidity conditions

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    Gomez-Villalba, L. S.; Lpez-Arce, P.; Alvarez de Buergo, M.; Fort, R.

    2011-09-01

    The effect of high relative humidity (90% and 75% RH) on phase transformation and stability of CaCO3 polymorphs has been studied based on the structural and morphological changes from a colloidal solution based on Ca(OH)2 nanocrystals. Carbonation process has been confirmed indicating differences in nucleation and stability of CaCO3 polymorphs as a function of RH. Local fluctuations in the water/alcohol ratio significantly affect the precipitation/dissolution of anhydrous and hydrated polymorphs that are reflected in the particle size. Changes in lattice parameters and particle size are related to surface tension fluctuations, release of residual water and time of exposure. These results highly contribute to evaluate the stability of the Ca(OH)2 nanoparticles in high humidity conditions.

  12. The Effect of Deviatoric Stress on the High-Pressure Phase Stability of Ca(OH)2

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    Catalli, K.; Shim, S.

    2006-12-01

    We present X-ray diffraction and Raman spectroscopy measurements to 26 GPa at 300 K that show a crystalline to crystalline phase transition in Ca(OH)2, in an argon pressure medium, between 8 and 12 GPa without evidence for the amorphization reported by Meade and Jeanloz (1990). In our X-ray measurements, ten new diffraction peaks emerge with the progressive loss of the portlandite peaks between 8 and 12 GPa. The diffraction patterns of the high-pressure phase can be fitted to a monoclinic unit cell. Diffraction peaks of the high-pressure phase broaden with pressure but persist to the highest pressure of this study. In the Raman spectra, the OH mode shows a negative frequency shift and rapid broadening with pressure before the phase transition, consistent with previous measurements. However, at 9 GPa two new peaks emerge in the OH region with widths 4-10 times smaller than the low pressure OH mode, indicating a disordering of the OH bonding before the phase transition and a subsequent reordering to a structure with at least two different OH bonding environments. The H-sublattice of the high-pressure phase appears to undergo disordering as well, manifested by a factor of four broadening of the OH bonds and subsequent loss in intensity above 21 GPa. In order to investigate the effect of deviatoric stresses, we compare the R1-R2 peak separation of ruby with different pressure media and with no medium. Without a pressure medium, the R1-R2 peak separation of ruby in Ca(OH)2 increases rapidly to 10 GPa, indicating an increase in deviatoric stresses, whereas it remains the same up to 25 GPa with an argon medium. We note that the previous studies for Ca(OH)2 reporting amorphization were carried out with no pressure medium, silicon oil, or NaCl. Combined with earlier non- hydrostatic studies, our observations indicate that the high-pressure behavior of Ca(OH)2 (and possibly other hydroxides) is very sensitive to deviatoric stresses. Our study demonstrates that deviatoric stresses can affect phase stability in the diamond-anvil cell.

  13. In vivo behaviors of Ca(OH)2 activated nano SiO2 (nCa/nSi=3) cement in rabbit model.

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    Lin, Qing; Zhang, Xiaojuan; Lu, Chunhua; Lan, Xianghui; Hou, Guihua; Xu, Zhongzi

    2016-01-01

    In vivo behaviors of Ca(OH)2 activated nano SiO2 (nCa/nSi=3, TCS) cement were investigated in the rabbit femoral defects using the poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA) as control. The deposited apatite and CaCO3 layers round TCS paste surfaces were completely used to construct the new bone tissue. TCS paste could stimulate the formation of new bone tissue in marrow tissue. The osteostimulation was mainly attributed to the proliferation and differentiation effects of Ca and Si ions released from TCS paste on the osteoprogenitor cells. However, Calcium-Silicate-Hydrate (C-S-H) gel in TCS paste was harder to degradate than Ca(OH)2. TCS paste kept the original shape during implantation, and could not provide the pores or spaces for further formation of bone tissue. Osteolytic defects induced by wear particles from TCS paste surface could not be completely avoided, because of the interfacial strain and the extensive micromotion between TCS paste surface and new bone tissue. Overall, our results indicated that Ca(OH)2 activated nano SiO2 cement was bioactivity and osteostimulation. The further improvements of Ca(OH)2 activated nano SiO2 cement should be done by achieving a balance between biological properties and mechanical performances. PMID:26478371

  14. Effects of Ca(OH)(2) treatments ("overliming") on the composition and toxicity of bagasse hemicellulose hydrolysates.

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    Martinez, A; Rodriguez, M E; York, S W; Preston, J F; Ingram, L O

    2000-09-01

    Hemicellulose syrups from dilute sulfuric acid hydrolysates of hemicellulose contain inhibitors that prevent efficient fermentation by yeast or bacteria. It is well known that the toxicity of these hydrolysate syrups can be ameliorated by optimized "overliming" with Ca(OH)(2). We have investigated the optimization of overliming treatments for sugar cane bagasse hydrolysates (primarily pentose sugars) using recombinant Escherichia coli LY01 as the biocatalyst. A comparison of composition before and after optimal overliming revealed a substantial reduction in furfural, hydroxymethylfurfural, and three unidentified high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) peaks. Organic acids (acetic, formic, levulinic) were not affected. Similar changes have been reported after overliming of spruce hemicellulose hydrolysates (Larsson et al., 1999). Our studies further demonstrated that the extent of furan reduction correlated with increasing fermentability. However, furan reduction was not the sole cause for reduced toxicity. After optimal overliming, bagasse hydrolysate was rapidly and efficiently fermented (>90% yield) by LY01. During these studies, titration, and conductivity were found to be in excellent agreement as methods to estimate sulfuric acid content. Titration was also found to provide an estimate of total organic acids in hydrolysate, which agreed well with the sum of acetic, levulinic, and formic acids obtained by HPLC. Titration of acids, measurement of pH before and after treatment, and furan analyses are proposed as relatively simple methods to monitor the reproducibility of hydrolysate preparations and the effectiveness of overliming treatments. PMID:10898862

  15. Nucleation of CaCO3 polymorphs from a colloidal alcoholic solution of Ca(OH)2 nanocrystals exposed to low humidity conditions

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    Gomez-Villalba, L. S.; Lpez-Arce, P.; Fort, R.

    2012-01-01

    A study of the stability of calcium carbonate polymorphs formed as a result of the carbonation process from an alcoholic colloidal solution of nanocrystals of Ca(OH)2 in low relative humidity (RH) conditions (33% and 54% RH) is presented in this research. The crystalline behavior, the time dependence of nucleation and the phases' transformations as a result of exposure to low humidity conditions are evaluated. The carbonation process is slow, starting with the nucleation of amorphous calcium carbonate, associated to an amorphization process that affects both the portlandite (Ca(OH)2) and the initial unstable CaCO3 polymorphs. The excess of alcohol in the solution decreases the surface tension and the nucleation is accelerated by the fast evaporation of the solvent, which avoids the particles to diffuse to their lowest energy sites, giving smaller particles with lower crystallinity as RH decreases.

  16. Enhancement of anaerobic treatability of olive oil mill effluents by addition of Ca(OH)2 and bentonite without intermediate solid/liquid separation.

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    Beccari, M; Majone, M; Papini, M P; Torrisi, L

    2001-01-01

    Previous work on the anaerobic treatment of olive oil mill effluents (OME) have shown: (a) lipids, even if more easily degraded than phenols, were potentially capable of inhibiting methanogenesis more strongly; (b) a pretreatment based on addition of Ca(OH)2 and bentonite removed lipids almost quantitatively; (c) preliminary biotreatability tests performed on the pretreated OME showed high bioconversion into methane at very low dilutions ratios, especially when the mixture (OME, Ca(OH)2 and bentonite) was fed to the biological treatment without providing an intermediate phase separation. This paper was directed towards two main aims: (a) to optimize pretreatment: the best results in terms of methane production were obtained by addition of Ca(OH)2 up to pH 6.5 and of 10 g L-1 of bentonite; (b) to evaluate the enhancement of anaerobic treatability of OME pretreated under optimized conditions in a lab-scale continuous methanogenic reactor fed with the substrate without intermediate solid/liquid separation: very satisfactory performances were obtained (at an organic load of 8.2 kg COD m-3 d-1 and at a dilution ratio of 1:1.5 total COD removal was 91%, biogas production was 0.80 g CH4 (as COD)/g tot. COD, lipids removal was 98%, phenols removal was 63%). The results confirm the double role played by bentonite (adsorption of the inhibiting substances and release of the adsorbed biodegradable matter in the methanogenic reactor). PMID:11443973

  17. Etching of InP by H3PO4, H2O2 Solutions

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    Mouton, A.; Sundararaman, C. S.; Lafontaine, H.; Poulin, S.; Currie, J. F.

    1990-10-01

    This paper deals with the chemical etching of (100) InP using a phosphoric acid and hydrogen peroxide mixture. It is shown that the etching rate is strongly dependent on the relative concentration of the two species; it is maximal for an equivolumic solution, and depending on the dilution it ranges from 70 to 20 /min. The activation energy of a non-diluted solution is approximately 14 kcal/mol. The post-etch surface state of the sample analysed by SEM and XPS, shows a very smooth surface for all concentrations, and the formation of a InPO4\\cdotxH2O layer. This solution can be used as a very precise etchant in devices processes.

  18. Electroreflectance imaging of gold-H3PO4 supercapacitors. Part II: microsupercapacitor ageing characterization.

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    Saviers, Kimberly R; Kundu, Arpan; Maize, Kerry; Shakouri, Ali; Fisher, Timothy S

    2016-02-01

    This microsupercapacitor ageing study demonstrates the usefulness of the electroreflectance technique by quantifying local charge accumulation. Two separate devices with interdigitated electrodes were evaulated over a period of 4.1 million charge/discharge cycles. The key results are spatial mapping of charge accumulation in the gold electrodes derived from variation in the observed electrode reflectance. The nominal device exhibited little change in spatial distribution throughout the ageing cycle and serves as a comparison for the test device, which exhibited some nonuniform charge accumulation behavior. Further, an accelerated ageing test was completed by applying increasing voltage pulses up to 1.46 V to the device. Visual evidence of electrode ageing emerged in the reflectance distribution. An equivalent circuit model was developed to assess the evolution of individual circuit elements that correlate to the physical causes of ageing. PMID:26818108

  19. HISTOMICROBIOLOGIC ASPECTS OF THE ROOT CANAL SYSTEM AND PERIAPICAL LESIONS IN DOGS' TEETH AFTER ROTARY INSTRUMENTATION AND INTRACANAL DRESSING WITH Ca(OH)2 PASTES

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    Soares, Janir Alves; Leonardo, Mário Roberto; da Silva, Léa Assed Bezerra; Tanomaru, Mário; Ito, Izabel Yoko

    2006-01-01

    OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the distribution of microorganisms in the root canal system (RCS) and periapical lesions of dogs' teeth after rotary instrumentation and placement of different calcium hydroxide [Ca(OHy-based intracanal dressings. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Chronic periapical lesions were experimentally induced in 80 premolar roots of four dogs. Instrumentation was undertaken using the ProFile rotary system and irrigation with 5.25% sodium hypochlorite. The following Ca(OH)2-based pastes were applied for 21 days: group 1 - Calen (n=18); group 2 - Calen+CPMC (n=20); group 3 - Ca(OH2 p.a. + anaesthetic solution (n=16) and group 4 - Ca(OH2 p.a.+ 2% chlorhexidine digluconate (n=18). Eight root canals without endodontic treatment constituted the control group. Histological sections were obtained and stained with Brown & Brenn staining technique to evaluate the presence of microorganisms in the main root canal, ramifications of the apical delta and secondary canals, apical cementoplasts, dentinal tubules, areas of cemental resorption and periapical lesions. The results were analyzed statistically by the Mann-Whitney U test (p<0.05). RESULTS: The control group showed the highest prevalence of microorganisms in all sites evaluated. Gram-positive cocci, bacilli and filaments were the most frequent morphotypes. Similar microbial distribution patterns in the RCS and areas of cementum resorption were observed in all groups (p>0.05). The percentage of RCS sites containing microorganisms in groups 1, 2, 3, 4 and control were: 67.6%, 62.5%, 78.2%, 62.0% and 87.6%, respectively. CONCLUSION: In conclusion, the histomicrobiological analysis showed that the rotary instrumentation and the different calcium hydroxide pastes employed did not effectively eliminate the infection from the RCS and periapical lesions. However, several bacteria seen in the histological sections were probably dead or were inactivated by the biomechanical preparation and calcium hydroxide-based intracanal dressing. PMID:19089058

  20. Combined modification of fly ash with Ca(OH)2/Na2FeO4 and its adsorption of Methyl orange

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    Gao, Mengfan; Ma, Qingliang; Lin, Qingwen; Chang, Jiali; Bao, Weiren; Ma, Hongzhu

    2015-12-01

    Fly ash resulted during the coal burning for energy production is a waste that can be used in wastewater treatment for removal of dyes. Fly ash (FA) modified by Ca(OH)2/Na2FeO4 was used as adsorbent for methyl orange (MO) wastewater treatment. The effect of parameters (contact time, dosage of adsorbent, initial concentration of MO) on MO adsorption are optimized. At the optimized conditions: 4.00 × 10-3 g/mL of adsorbent, 50 mg/L MO, 40 min, the raw pH value (pH = 10), 99.2% color removal was achieved at room temperature. The thermodynamic and kinetic of the adsorption processes were also studied, and further discussed correlated with the surface structure (XRD) and morphology (SEM, BET). The results indicate that the Ca(OH)2/Na2FeO4 modified FA can be used as an efficient and low cost adsorbent for removal of dyes.

  1. Aragonite crystals grown on bones by reaction of CO2 with nanostructured Ca(OH)2 in the presence of collagen. Implications in archaeology and paleontology.

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    Natali, Irene; Tempesti, Paolo; Carretti, Emiliano; Potenza, Mariangela; Sansoni, Stefania; Baglioni, Piero; Dei, Luigi

    2014-01-21

    The loss of mechanical properties affecting archeological or paleontological bones is often caused by demineralization processes that are similar to those driving the mechanisms leading to osteoporosis. One simple way to harden and to strengthen demineralized bone remains could be the in situ growth of CaCO3 crystals in the aragonite polymorph - metastable at atmospheric pressure -which is known to have very strong mechanical strength in comparison with the stable calcite. In the present study the controlled growth of aragonite crystals was achieved by reaction between atmospheric CO2 and calcium hydroxide nanoparticles in the presence of collagen within the deteriorated bones. In a few days the carbonation of Ca(OH)2 particles led to a mixture of calcite and aragonite, increasing the strength of the mineral network of the bone. Scanning electron microscopy coupled with energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (SEM-EDS) and Fourier transform infrared (FT-IR) spectrometry showed that aragonite crystallization was achieved. The effect of the aragonite crystal formation on the mechanical properties of the deteriorated bones was investigated by means of X-rays microtomography, helium porosimetry, atomic force microscopy (AFM), and Vickers microhardness techniques. All these data enabled to conclude that the strength of the bones increased of a factor of 50-70% with respect to the untreated bone. These results could have immediate impact for preserving archeological and paleontological bone remains. PMID:24405268

  2. Kr-KCl exciplex lamp

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    Klenovskii, M. S.; Riives, R. B.; Kel'Man, V. A.; Zhmenyak, Yu. V.; Shpenik, Yu. O.

    2009-07-01

    A new source of UV radiation (excilamp) based on Kr-KCl vapor-gas mixture excited by a longitudinal high-voltage pulsed-periodic discharge is created. The emission spectrum and time characteristic of the discharge radiation are studied. The B ? X transition in the KrCl* excimer molecule (? = 222 nm) is found to dominate in the radiation spectrum of the source. The dependence of the pulse output power of the lamp on various factors is investigated, and the mechanism of B state formation in the excimer molecule is discussed.

  3. Adsorption of 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid by mesoporous activated carbon prepared from H3PO4-activated langsat empty fruit bunch.

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    Njoku, V O; Islam, Md Azharul; Asif, M; Hameed, B H

    2015-05-01

    The removal of toxic herbicide from wastewater is challenging due to the availability of suitable adsorbents. The Langsat empty fruit bunch is an agricultural waste and was used in this study as a cheap precursor to produce activated carbon for the adsorption of herbicide 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid (2,4-D) at different initial concentrations ranging from 50 to 400mg/L. The produced Langsat empty fruit bunch activated carbon (LEFBAC) was mesoporous and had high surface area of 1065.65m(2)/g with different active functional groups. The effect of shaking time, temperature and pH on 2,4-D removal were investigated using the batch technique. The adsorption capacity of 2,4-D by LEFBAC was decreased with increase in pH of solution whereas adsorption capacity increased with temperature. The adsorption data was well described by Langmuir isotherm followed by removal capacity of 261.2mg/g at 30C. The results from this work showed that LEFBAC can be used as outstanding material for anionic herbicide uptake from wastewater. PMID:25721981

  4. Composition gradients in electrolyzed LiCl-KCl eutectic melts

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    Vallet, C. E.; Heatherly, D. E.; Braunstein, J.

    1983-12-01

    Analysis of transport in a mixed electrolyte has previously predicted significant composition gradients in the LiCl-KCl electrolyte of high temperature LiS/ batteries. Composition gradients in quenched electrolyzed LiCl-KCl eutectic contained in yttria felt are measured with high distance resolution by scanning electron microscopy with energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy. The reported results include composition profiles of LiCl-KCl coontained in porous Y2O3 and electrolyzed in three cells, two with solid Li-Al electrodes and one with a porous Li-Al anode.

  5. Pressure leaching of leucoxene concentrate using Ca(OH)2

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    Zabolotskaya, Yu. V.; Sadykhov, G. B.; Goncharenko, T. V.; Olyunina, T. V.; Anisonyan, K. G.; Tagirov, R. K.

    2011-11-01

    The results of studying the desiliconization of a leucoxene concentrate using burned lime as a reagent in the presence of NaOH as a catalyst are presented. This process is based on the selective interaction of CaO with the fine silica present in leucoxene grains, which results in the formation of CaSiO3 at high temperatures and pressures (autoclave process). Experiments are performed on the initial leucoxene concentrate and the products of its beneficiation after magnetizing roasting.

  6. Upper stratospheric photolysis of NaCl and KCl

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    Rowland, F. Sherwood; Rogers, Patricia J.

    1982-01-01

    Sodium chloride has been postulated to be formed in the stratosphere by the reaction of NaOH with HCl, and an analogous reaction should occur also for KOH, with the formation of KCl. Photodissociation rates have been calculated for both NaCl and KCl using the published ultraviolet absorption cross sections below 300 nm. Both molecules absorb strongly and have photodissociation lifetimes of only a few minutes in the upper stratosphere. Neither molecule is an effective sink for chlorine above an altitude of about 35 km. PMID:16593182

  7. Effects of KCl substitution on textural properties of Queso Fresco

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    Partial substitution of KCl for NaCl has been attempted in some common cheese varieties because of restrictions on sodium in the diets of some consumers. The changes in texture of Queso Fresco, a popular Hispanic cheese, were monitored during refrigerated storage after replacing some of the NaCl wi...

  8. Substituting KCl for NaCl in fresh Queso Fresco

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    Reducing the sodium level in cheese is challenging when a signature salty flavor is expected, such as in high-moisture Queso Fresco (QF). Fresh starter-free QF was fine milled and dry salted at different levels of NaCl and KCl to obtain total salt levels of 1.5 to 2.0%. The treatments contained 1....

  9. Study of an F center in molten KCl

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    Parrinello, M.; Rahman, A.

    1983-05-01

    It is shown that a discretized version of Feynman's path integral provides a convenient tool for the numerical investigation of the properties of an electron solvated in molten KCl. The binding energy and the pair correlation functions are calculated. The local structure around the solute electron appears to be different from that of an F center in the solid.

  10. Structure of CO2 monolayer on KCl(1 0 0)

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    Wu, Taiquan; Cao, Dan; Wang, Xinyan; Jiao, Zhiwei; Jiang, Zhouting; Chen, Miaogen; Luo, Honglei; Zhu, Ping

    2015-06-01

    The first-principle technique has been employed to determine the structure of carbon dioxide (CO2) dimers, molecular chains, monolayers and the CO2/KCl(1 0 0) system. Their potential structures have been proposed. CASTEP calculation shows that CO2 molecular chains and monolayers based on two stable dimers by the electric interaction are all self-assembly system. At the coverage of 1.00 ML, two stable structures have been proposed when CO2 monolayer on the KCl(1 0 0) surface. The best one is the monolayer adsorbed on the surface with the C atom in the bridge site, the angle ? between the molecular bond and the surface is 24. The better one is the monolayer horizontally adsorbed on the surface with the C atom in the top-Cl site. The structural parameters in the adsorption system are similar to those in the monolayer.

  11. Protein-induced morphological transitions in KCl crystal growth.

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    Szab, Blint; Vicsek, Tams

    2003-01-01

    We investigated the formation of KCl crystals on a glass surface by phase contrast, fluorescent, and atomic force microscopy on the micrometer scale and observed interesting morphological transitions as a function of the experimental conditions. The presence of proteins in the solution from which the salt crystals grow during the drying up leads to complex microscopic patterns of crystals, some of which are analogous to those commonly observed on the macroscopic scale. We tested the effect of tubulin, FITC-labeled albumin, and IgG on the morphology of crystals grown either slowly or fast. A rich variety of protein-specific and concentration-dependent morphologies was found and described by a morphological diagram. We give a phenomenological interpretation, which can explain the growth of complex patterns. Fluorescent images prove that a protein layer covers the surface of the KCl structures. We propose that this layer reduces the anisotropy of the effective surface tension during growth. The tip splitting fractal regime is attributed to the decrease of anisotropy. Further possible mechanisms, which can cause a morphological transition, are also discussed. We found elongated saw-toothed crystals induced by proteins, especially IgG, and identified their structure. PMID:12636533

  12. Theoretical and empirical investigations of KCl:Eu2+ for nearly water-equivalent radiotherapy dosimetry

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    Zheng, Yuanshui; Han, Zhaohui; Driewer, Joseph P.; Low, Daniel A.; Li, H. Harold

    2010-01-01

    Purpose: The low effective atomic number, reusability, and other computed radiography-related advantages make europium doped potassium chloride (KCl:Eu2+) a promising dosimetry material. The purpose of this study is to model KCl:Eu2+ point dosimeters with a Monte Carlo (MC) method and, using this model, to investigate the dose responses of two-dimensional (2D) KCl:Eu2+ storage phosphor films (SPFs). Methods: KCl:Eu2+ point dosimeters were irradiated using a 6 MV beam at four depths (520 cm) for each of five square field sizes (552525 cm2). The dose measured by KCl:Eu2+ was compared to that measured by an ionization chamber to obtain the magnitude of energy dependent dose measurement artifact. The measurements were simulated using DOSXYZnrc with phase space files generated by BEAMnrcMP. Simulations were also performed for KCl:Eu2+ films with thicknesses ranging from 1 ?m to 1 mm. The work function of the prototype KCl:Eu2+ material was determined by comparing the sensitivity of a 150 ?m thick KCl:Eu2+ film to a commercial BaFBr0.85I0.15:Eu2+-based SPF with a known work function. The work function was then used to estimate the sensitivity of a 1 ?m thick KCl:Eu2+ film. Results: The simulated dose responses of prototype KCl:Eu2+ point dosimeters agree well with measurement data acquired by irradiating the dosimeters in the 6 MV beam with varying field size and depth. Furthermore, simulations with films demonstrate that an ultrathin KCl:Eu2+ film with thickness of the order of 1 ?m would have nearly water-equivalent dose response. The simulation results can be understood using classic cavity theories. Finally, preliminary experiments and theoretical calculations show that ultrathin KCl:Eu2+ film could provide excellent signal in a 1 cGy dose-to-water irradiation. Conclusions: In conclusion, the authors demonstrate that KCl:Eu2+-based dosimeters can be accurately modeled by a MC method and that 2D KCl:Eu2+ films of the order of 1 ?m thick would have minimal energy dependence. The data support the future research and development of a KCl:Eu2+ storage phosphor-based system for quantitative, high-resolution multidimensional radiation therapy dosimetry. PMID:20175476

  13. Radiation effects on beta /10.6/ of pure and europium doped KCl

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    Grimes, H. H.; Maisel, J. E.; Hartford, R. H.

    1975-01-01

    Changes in the optical absorption coefficient as the result of X-ray and electron bombardment of pure monocrystalline and polycrystalline KCl and of divalent europium doped polycrystalline KCl were determined. A constant heat flow calorimetric method was used to measure the optical absorption coefficients. Both 300 kV X-ray irradiation and 2 MeV electron irradiation produced increases in the optical absorption coefficient at room temperature. X-ray irradiation produced more significant changes in pure monocrystalline KCl than equivalent amounts of electron irradiation. Electron irradiation of pure and Eu-doped polycrystalline KCl produced increases in the absorption by as much as a factor of 20 over untreated material. Bleaching of the electron-irradiated doped KCl with 649 millimicron light produced a further increase.

  14. Concentration and precipitation of NaCl and KCl from salt cake leach solutions by electrodialysis

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    Sreenivasarao, K; Patsiogiannis, F.; Hryn, J.N.

    1997-02-09

    Electrodialysis was investigated for cost-effective recovery of salt from salt cake leach solutions. (Salt cake is a waste stream generated by the aluminum industry during treatment of aluminum drosses and scrap.) We used a pilot-scale electrodialysis stack of 5 membrane pairs, each with an effective area of 0.02 m{sup 2}. The diluate stream contained synthetic NaCl, KCl,mixtures of NaCl and KCl, and actual salt cake leach solutions (mainly NaCl and KCl, with small amounts of MgCl{sub 2}). We concentrated and precipitated NaCl and KCl salts from the concentrate steam when the initial diluate stream concentration was 21.5 to 28.8 wt% NaCl and KCl. We found that water transferring through the membranes was a significant factor in overall efficiency of salt recovery by electrodialysis.

  15. Polarized emission from KCl:Eu2+ single crystals

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    Kang, Jun-Gill; Sohn, Youngku; Nah, Min-Kook; Kim, Youn-Doo; Ogryzlo, Elmer A.

    2000-04-01

    The polarization emission spectrum and the angular dependence of polarization ratio of the blue emission from KCl:Eu2+ were investigated at 78.8 K. The polarized emission at 420 nm consisted of several components. The angular dependence of polarization ratio of each component is proportional to sin(2icons/Journals/Common/alpha" ALT="alpha" ALIGN="TOP"/> ) or -cos(2icons/Journals/Common/alpha" ALT="alpha" ALIGN="TOP"/> ), when the exciting light is polarized at icons/Journals/Common/alpha" ALT="alpha" ALIGN="TOP"/> with respect to the z -axis for the [100]-[010] optical arrangement. The relaxed excited states (RESs) of Eu2+ responsible for the 420 nm emission are presented in terms of the adiabatic potential energy surface (APES), taking into account the Jahn-Teller effect (JTE) coupling to the Eg mode and the spin-orbit (SO) interaction. The charge-compensating cation vacancy (CCV, Vc - ) also causes an additive perturbation.

  16. Thermite and Fe/KClO4: Some thermodynamic calculations

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    Woods, C. M.

    Heats of reaction were calculated for thermite materials consisting of various mixtures of Al, Al/Si, Fe2O3, and Ni. The primary reaction taking place in these thermites was the reduction of iron oxide by aluminum to form metallic iron and aluminum oxide. It was demonstrated that by taking into account all of the favored secondary reactions, the excess thermal output could be accounted for. Adiabatic flame temperatures were calculated. Average heat capacities were calculated for the temperature ranges from ambient to the AFT. Heat capacity calculations were also made in an attempt to understand the relationship between pole temperature and calorific output of various thermite and Fe/KClO4 components. Adiabatic flame temperatures were calculated using, as a closed system, the thermite material and its container. An empirical heat loss was subtracted from the available enthalpy of reaction. The remainder of the available heat was then used to calculate the system reduced adiabatic flame temperature which was termed the pole temperature projection. The results of these calculations were quite good when compared to actual measured values. Necessary heat losses were then calculated in the same fashion to fit the experimentally determined pole temperatures to a reduced AFT.

  17. The clinical significance of K-Cl cotransport activity in red cells of patients with HbSC disease.

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    Rees, David C; Thein, Swee Lay; Osei, Anna; Drasar, Emma; Tewari, Sanjay; Hannemann, Anke; Gibson, John S

    2015-05-01

    HbSC disease is the second commonest form of sickle cell disease, with poorly understood pathophysiology and few treatments. We studied the role of K-Cl cotransport activity in determining clinical and laboratory features, and investigated its potential role as a biomarker. Samples were collected from 110 patients with HbSC disease and 41 with sickle cell anemia (HbSS). K-Cl cotransport activity was measured in the oxygenated (K-Cl cotransport(100)) and deoxygenated (K-Cl cotransport(0)) states, using radioactive tracer studies. K-Cl cotransport activity was high in HbSC and decreased significantly on deoxygenation. K-Cl cotransport activity correlated significantly and positively with the formation of sickle cells. On multiple regression analysis, K-Cl cotransport increased significantly and independently with increasing reticulocyte count and age. K-Cl cotransport activity was increased in patients who attended hospital with acute pain in 2011 compared to those who did not (K-Cl cotransport(100): mean 3.87 versus 3.20, P=0.009, independent samples T-test; K-Cl cotransport(0): mean 0.96 versus 0.68, P=0.037). On logistic regression only K-Cl cotransport was associated with hospital attendance. Increased K-Cl cotransport activity was associated with the presence of retinopathy, but this effect was confounded by age. This study links variability in a fundamental aspect of cellular pathology with a clinical outcome, suggesting that K-Cl cotransport is central to the pathology of HbSC disease. Increased K-Cl cotransport activity is associated with increasing age, which may be of pathophysiological significance. Effective inhibition of K-Cl cotransport activity is likely to be of therapeutic benefit. PMID:25749827

  18. Dissolution rates of NaCl and KCl in aqueous solution

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    Simon, B.

    1981-04-01

    Dissolution rates of compressed powders of NaCl and KCl with a stirring rate of 200 rpm are: V NaCl= 0.55X10 -3-0.55X10 -3( {C}/{C s}) cm/s and V KCl= 0.73X10 -3-0.73X10 -3( {C}/{C s}) cm/s, where C and Cs are in g/cm 3. Only the model of Berthoud is valid, where the surface dissolution kinetics is given by V= K0( Cs- Ci). Dissolution of NaCl in a solution containing KCl can induce a "salting out" effect for KCl, and vice-versa. The dissolution rate of NaCl is reduced by addition of CdCl 2: the poisoning of the surface is greater at lower dissolution rate.

  19. Solubility of NaCl and KCl in aqueous HCl from 20 to 85C

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    Potter, Robert W., II; Clynne, Michael A.

    1980-01-01

    The solubilities of NaCl and KCl in aqueous HCl solutions were determined from 20 to 85C at concentrations ranging from 0 to 20 g of HCl/100 g of solution. Equations are given that describe the solubilities over the range of conditions studied. For NaCl and KCl respectively measured solubilities show an average deviation from these equations of ??0.10 and ??0.08 g/100 g of saturated solution.

  20. Reduction kinetics of neodymium chloride in the equimolar NaClKCl melt

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    Chernova, O. V.; Zhukovin, S. V.; Bushuev, A. N.

    2015-08-01

    The kinetic parameters (transfer coefficients, heterogeneous constants of the charge transfer rate) of cathode reduction of the neodymium ion in the equimolar NaCl-KCl melt are determined by chronopotentiometry and chronovoltamperometry. The dependences of the kinetic parameters on temperature and the rare-earth metal chloride concentration are presented. A mechanism is proposed for the reduction of the NdCl 6 3- complex in the equimolar NaCl-KCl melt.

  1. Radiation effects on beta 10.6 of pure and europium doped KCl

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    Grimes, H. H.; Maisel, J. E.; Hartford, R. H.

    1975-01-01

    Changes in the optical absorption coefficient as a result of X-ray and electron bombardment of pure KCl (monocrystalline and polycrystalline), and divalent europium doped polycrystalline KCl were determined. The optical absorption coefficients were measured by a constant heat flow calorimetric method. Both 300 KV X-irradiation and 2 MeV electron irradiation produced significant increases in beta 10.6, measured at room temperature. The X-irradiation of pure moncrystalline KCl increased beta 10.6 by 0.005/cm for a 113 MR dose. For an equivalent dose, 2 MeV electrons were found less efficient in changing beta 10.6. However, electron irradiation of pure and Eu-doped polycrystalline KCl produced marked increases in adsorption. Beta increased to over 0.25/cm in Eu-doped material for a 30 x 10 to the 14th power electrons/sq cm dose, a factor of 20 increase over unirradiated material. Moreover, bleaching the electron irradiated doped KCl with 649 m light produced and additional factor of 1.5 increase. These findings will be discussed in light of known defect-center properties in KCl.

  2. KCl activates phospholipase D at two different concentration ranges: distinguishing between hyperosmotic stress and membrane depolarization.

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    Meijer, Harold J G; ter Riet, Bas; van Himbergen, John A J; Musgrave, Alan; Munnik, Teun

    2002-07-01

    Hyperosmotic stress induces the rapid formation of phosphatidic acid (PA) in Chlamydomonas moewusii via the activation of two signalling pathways: phospholipase D (PLD) and phospholipase C (PLC), the latter in combination with diacylglycerol kinase (DGK) (Munnik et al., 2000). A concomitant increase in cell Ca(2+) becomes manifest as deflagellation. When KCl was used as osmoticum we found that two concentration ranges activated deflagellation: one between 50 and 100 mm and another above 200 mm. Deflagellation in low KCl concentrations was complete within 30 sec whereas in high concentrations it took 5 min. PLC was not activated, as it was by high KCl concentrations that cause hyperosmotic stress. Moreover PLD was activated more strongly by low than by high KCl concentrations. Potassium was the most potent monovalent cation based on the induction of deflagellation and the formation of PA and PBut. During treatment, the external medium acidified, indicating an increase in H(+)-ATPase activity in order to re-establish the membrane potential. Activation of PLD and deflagellation at low KCl concentrations were abrogated by treatment with La(3+), Gd(3+) and EGTA, indicating the dependency on extracellular Ca(2+). This suggests that low concentrations of KCl depolarize the plasma membrane, resulting in the activation of H(+)-ATPases and opening voltage-dependent Ca(2+) +/- channels, observed as deflagellation and an increase in PLD activity. PMID:12100482

  3. Influence of partial replacement of NaCl with KCl on profiles of volatile compounds in dry-cured bacon during processing

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    This study investigated the influence of partial substitution of NaCl with KCl on the formation of volatile compounds in bacons during processing using a purge and trap dynamic headspace GC/MS system. Three substitutions were 0% KCl (I), 40% KCl (II), and 70% KCl (III). The profiles of the volatile ...

  4. Activation of K-Cl cotransport by mild warming in guinea pig red cells.

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    Willis, J S; Anderson, G L

    1998-06-01

    Unidirectional, ouabain-insensitive K+ influx rose steeply with warming at temperatures above 37 degreesC in guinea pig erythrocytes incubated in isotonic medium. The only component of ouabain-insensitive K+ influx to show the same steep rise was K-Cl cotransport (Q10 of 10 between 37 and 41 degrees C); Na-K-Cl cotransport remained constant or declined and residual K+ influx in hypertonic medium with ouabain and bumetanide rose only gradually. Similar results were obtained for unidirectional K+ efflux. Thermal activation of K-Cl cotransport-mediated K+ influx was fully dependent on the presence of chloride in the medium; none occurred with nitrate replacing chloride. The increase of K+ influx through K-Cl cotransport from 37 to 41 degrees C was blocked by calyculin A, a phosphatase inhibitor. The Q10 of K-Cl cotransport fully activated by hydroxylamine and hypotonicity was about 2. The time course of K+ entry showed an immediate transition to a higher rate when cells were instantly warmed from 37 to 41 degrees C, but there was a 7-min time lag in returning to a lower rate when cells were cooled from 41 to 37 degrees C. These results indicate that the steepness of the response of K-Cl cotransport to mild warming is due to altered regulation of the transporter. Total unidirectional K+ influx was equal to total unidirectional K+ efflux at 37-45 degrees C, but K+ influx exceeded K+ efflux at 41 degrees C when K-Cl cotransport was inhibited by calyculin or prevented by hypertonic incubation. The net loss of K+ that results from the thermal activation of isosomotic K-Cl cotransport reported here would offset a tendency for cell swelling that could arise with warming through an imbalance of pump and leak for Na+ or for K+. PMID:9625776

  5. Calculation of the standard partial molal thermodynamic properties of KCl{sup 0} and activity coefficients of aqueous KCl at temperatures and pressures to 1000{degree}C and 5 kbar

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    Pokrovskii, V.A.; Helgeson, H.C.

    1997-06-01

    Regression of experimental activity coefficient and dissociation constant data reported in the literature with the Hueckel and Setchenow equations and the revised HKF equations of state generated parameters and thermodynamic properties of dissociated KCl and KCl{sup 0} at 25{degrees}C and bar that can be used to calculate the standard partial molal thermodynamic properties of KCl{sup 0} and the activity coefficients of KCl at temperatures and pressures to 1000{degrees}C and 5 kbar. 46 refs., 6 figs., 4 tabs.

  6. Effects of KCl-EGTA solution on the isolated Mytilus smooth muscle: a method for denervation.

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    Matsuura, M; Muneoka, Y; Shigenaka, Y

    1984-01-01

    The ABRM of M. edulis was immersed in KCl-EGTA solution (540 mM KCl + 5 mM EGTA) for 30 min. Then the muscle was returned to normal ASW, effects of the KCl-EGTA solution being examined on the ultrastructure of the neuromuscular junctions and also on the mechanical responses of the muscle to several kinds of stimuli. By the KCl-EGTA treatment of the muscle, synaptic vesicles in the nerve terminals at the junctions were found to be markedly deformed in shape and materially reduced in number. In most of the muscles tested, the contractile response to ACh and catch-relaxing responses to serotonin and dopamine were not depressed by the present treatment, though in some other muscles those responses were depressed a little. Contractile and catch-relaxing responses to repetitive electrical pulses of stimulation were markedly depressed or almost blocked by the treatment. All of the catch-relaxing responses to hexylamine (10(-3)M), phenylethylamine (10(-4)M), Na+-free ASW and 8-bromo-cyclic GMP (10(-3)M) were also markedly depressed or almost completely blocked. These results indicate that the function of intramuscular nerve fibres in the ABRM is markedly impaired by treating the muscle with KCl-EGTA solution while that of muscle fibres is little impaired. The treatment seems to be a useful method for denervation in the isolated ABRM. PMID:6151467

  7. KCl ultra-thin films with polar and non-polar surfaces grown on Si(111)7 × 7

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    Beinik, Igor; Barth, Clemens; Hanbücken, Margrit; Masson, Laurence

    2015-01-01

    The growth of ultra-thin KCl films on the Si(111)7 × 7 reconstructed surface has been investigated as a function of KCl coverage and substrate temperature. The structure and morphology of the films were characterized by means of scanning tunneling microscopy (STM) under ultra-high vacuum (UHV) conditions. Detailed analysis of the atomically resolved STM images of islands grown at room and high temperatures (400 K–430 K) revealed the presence of KCl(001) and KCl(111) islands with the ratio between both structures depending on the growth temperature. At room temperature, the growth of the first layer, which covers the initial Si(111)7 × 7 surface, contains double/triple atomic layers of KCl(001) with a small fraction of KCl(111) islands. The high temperature growth promotes the appearance of large KCl(111) areas, which are built up by three atomic layers. At room and high temperatures, flat and atomically well-defined ultra-thin KCl films can be grown on the Si(111)7 × 7 substrate. The formation of the above mentioned (111) polar films is interpreted as a result of the thermally activated dissociative adsorption of KCl molecules on Si(111)7 × 7, which produces an excess of potassium on the Si surface. PMID:25650038

  8. Improved and excellent humidity sensitivities based on KCl-doped TiO2 electrospun nanofibers

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    Qi, Qi; Zhang, Tong; Wang, Lijie

    2008-07-01

    Pure and KCl-doped TiO2 nanofibers have been synthesized by electrospinning and calcination technique. The measurement results by the sensors fabricated from these fibers at the working electrodes show that KCl-doped TiO2 nanofibers hold the improved humidity sensing properties with the resistance varying more than four orders of magnitude in the range of 11%-95% relative humidity, while the resistance of pure TiO2 nanofibers changes only about two orders of magnitude. An ion-controlled model has been established to explain the results further. Additionally, excellent sensing characteristics (rapid response and recovery behavior and good stability) have been also found based on KCl-doped TiO2 nanofibers, which endows our product with the potentials for humidity sensors.

  9. Thermoluminescence behavior of KClXBr1-X: In mixed crystals exposed to gamma radiation

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    Rezaee Ebrahim Saraee, Kh.; Hosseini, S. A.; Faripour, H.; Faiez, M. R.; Abdi, M. R.; Soltani, N.; Aghay Khareiky, A.

    2014-09-01

    In-doped KClXBr1-X (X=1, 0.75, 0.5, 0.25 and 0) mixed crystal has been grown by the Czochralski method. The segregation coefficient of In was studied by the inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectrometry (ICP-OES). The crystal structure has been determined using X-ray diffraction (XRD) analysis. The thermoluminescence (TL) characterization of KClXBr1-X mixed crystals, exposed to gamma radiation has been performed. The results show the introduction of the dopants ions induced changes in the TL glow curve structure. The TL results suggest that doped KClXBr1-X mixed crystal has good potential active dosimeter applications for gamma ray irradiation.

  10. Luminescence and F-H Pair Creation from Self-Trapped Exciton in KCl:I, RbCl:I and KCl:Br

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    Chen, L. F.; Leung, C. H.; Song, K. S.

    1989-08-01

    The electronic structure of various types (one-center, two-center, and dimer complex) of self-trapped excitons (STEs) in alkali halide crystals containing heavy halogen impurity atoms, has been studied by the extended-ion method (developed earlier for STEs in pure alkali halides) coupled with a CNDO code. Results of the calculations for KCl:I, RbCl:I, and KCl:Br are generally in satisfactory agreement with experiment. In particular, two distinct configurations have been found for the two-centre type STEs, which accounts for the blue and the blue-green emission bands. A general discussion of defect (F-H pair) formation mechanism in these systems, consistent with experimental observations, has also been presented.

  11. Enhanced ionic conductivity and optical studies of plasticized (PEO-KCl) solid polymer electrolytes

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    Chapi, Sharanappa; H, Devendrappa

    2015-06-01

    Solid polymer electrolytes (SPEs) based on Polyethylene oxide (PEO) doped with potassium chloride (KCl) were prepared by the solution cast technique. The conductivity increases from 10-10 to 10-6 Scm-1 at 303K with dopant. Optical absorption study shows that the direct & indirect optical band gaps were found decreased from 5.45-4.46eV and 4.96-3.86eV respectively with increasing the KCl. The XRD patterns reveal increasing the amorphous with increasing the dopent. The obtained results suggest that, these polymer systems are suitable candidates for solid state battery, electro chromic devices & optoelectronics display etc.

  12. Theoretical and empirical investigations of KCl:Eu{sup 2+} for nearly water-equivalent radiotherapy dosimetry

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    Zheng Yuanshui; Han Zhaohui; Driewer, Joseph P.; Low, Daniel A.; Li, H. Harold

    2010-01-15

    Purpose: The low effective atomic number, reusability, and other computed radiography-related advantages make europium doped potassium chloride (KCl:Eu{sup 2+}) a promising dosimetry material. The purpose of this study is to model KCl:Eu{sup 2+} point dosimeters with a Monte Carlo (MC) method and, using this model, to investigate the dose responses of two-dimensional (2D) KCl:Eu{sup 2+} storage phosphor films (SPFs). Methods: KCl:Eu{sup 2+} point dosimeters were irradiated using a 6 MV beam at four depths (5-20 cm) for each of five square field sizes (5x5-25x25 cm{sup 2}). The dose measured by KCl:Eu{sup 2+} was compared to that measured by an ionization chamber to obtain the magnitude of energy dependent dose measurement artifact. The measurements were simulated using DOSXYZnrc with phase space files generated by BEAMnrcMP. Simulations were also performed for KCl:Eu{sup 2+} films with thicknesses ranging from 1 {mu}m to 1 mm. The work function of the prototype KCl:Eu{sup 2+} material was determined by comparing the sensitivity of a 150 {mu}m thick KCl:Eu{sup 2+} film to a commercial BaFBr{sub 0.85}I{sub 0.15}:Eu{sup 2+}-based SPF with a known work function. The work function was then used to estimate the sensitivity of a 1 {mu}m thick KCl:Eu{sup 2+} film. Results: The simulated dose responses of prototype KCl:Eu{sup 2+} point dosimeters agree well with measurement data acquired by irradiating the dosimeters in the 6 MV beam with varying field size and depth. Furthermore, simulations with films demonstrate that an ultrathin KCl:Eu{sup 2+} film with thickness of the order of 1 {mu}m would have nearly water-equivalent dose response. The simulation results can be understood using classic cavity theories. Finally, preliminary experiments and theoretical calculations show that ultrathin KCl:Eu{sup 2+} film could provide excellent signal in a 1 cGy dose-to-water irradiation. Conclusions: In conclusion, the authors demonstrate that KCl:Eu{sup 2+}-based dosimeters can be accurately modeled by a MC method and that 2D KCl:Eu{sup 2+} films of the order of 1 {mu}m thick would have minimal energy dependence. The data support the future research and development of a KCl:Eu{sup 2+} storage phosphor-based system for quantitative, high-resolution multidimensional radiation therapy dosimetry.

  13. Disruption of erythroid K-Cl cotransporters alters erythrocyte volume and partially rescues erythrocyte dehydration in SAD mice.

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    Rust, Marco B; Alper, Seth L; Rudhard, York; Shmukler, Boris E; Vicente, Rubn; Brugnara, Carlo; Trudel, Marie; Jentsch, Thomas J; Hbner, Christian A

    2007-06-01

    K-Cl cotransport activity in rbc is a major determinant of rbc volume and density. Pathologic activation of erythroid K-Cl cotransport activity in sickle cell disease contributes to rbc dehydration and cell sickling. To address the roles of individual K-Cl cotransporter isoforms in rbc volume homeostasis, we disrupted the Kcc1 and Kcc3 genes in mice. As rbc K-Cl cotransport activity was undiminished in Kcc1(-/-) mice, decreased in Kcc3(-/-) mice, and almost completely abolished in mice lacking both isoforms, we conclude that K-Cl cotransport activity of mouse rbc is mediated largely by KCC3. Whereas rbc of either Kcc1(-/-) or Kcc3(-/-) mice were of normal density, rbc of Kcc1(-/-)Kcc3(-/-) mice exhibited defective volume regulation, including increased mean corpuscular volume, decreased density, and increased susceptibility to osmotic lysis. K-Cl cotransport activity was increased in rbc of SAD mice, which are transgenic for a hypersickling human hemoglobin S variant. Kcc1(-/-)Kcc3(-/-) SAD rbc lacked nearly all K-Cl cotransport activity and exhibited normalized values of mean corpuscular volume, corpuscular hemoglobin concentration mean, and K(+) content. Although disruption of K-Cl cotransport rescued the dehydration phenotype of most SAD rbc, the proportion of the densest red blood cell population remained unaffected. PMID:17510708

  14. Nonlinear effects of glutamate and KCl on glutamate toxicity in cultured rat cerebellar neurons.

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    Marotta, Diane; Marini, Ann; Banaudha, Krishna; Maharaj, Susan V M; Jonas, Wayne B

    2003-04-01

    Nonlinear responses to toxin exposure have been observed in multiple cell types and organisms across a wide array of phyla. High dose toxin exposures inhibit or kill biological systems, while low dose exposures can stimulate survival mechanisms. We examined the effects of low (10(-3), 10(-5), 10(-7), and 10(-9) M) and ultra-low (10(-25) and 10(-61) M) KCl and glutamate pretreatment (72 h) against glutamate toxicity in rat cerebellar neurons. Ultra-low dilutions (10(-31), 10(-61), and 10(-401)) of an Arnica montana mother tincture were also investigated for their neuroprotective potentials. Viability was significantly enhanced in neurons pretreated with either 10(-3) M glutamate (10.6%) or 10(-9) M KCl (6.3%). None of the toxins evaluated displayed significant toxicity at the concentrations indicated. The protective effect of glutamate is likely mediated through activation of N-methyl-D-aspartate receptors, whereas low dose KCl might confer neuroprotection through enhanced alteration of Na+/K+ receptor dynamics. This is the first time high dose glutamate tolerance has been shown along with low dose KCl, and is consistent with previous reports demonstrating tolerance induced by low dose toxin exposure. PMID:12856478

  15. The reduction of chlorine on carbon in AlCl3-KCl-NaCl melts

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    Holleck, G. L.

    1971-01-01

    Using a rotating vitreous carbon disk electrode, the kinetic parameters for chlorine reduction in an AlCl3-KCl-NaCl (57.5-12.5-30 mol percent) melt were determined. It was found that the reduction of chlorine occurs according to two paths, with the first step probably being rate-determining.

  16. Life at high salt concentrations, intracellular KCl concentrations, and acidic proteomes

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    Oren, Aharon

    2013-01-01

    Extremely halophilic microorganisms that accumulate KCl for osmotic balance (the Halobacteriaceae, Salinibacter) have a large excess of acidic amino acids in their proteins. This minireview explores the occurrence of acidic proteomes in halophiles of different physiology and phylogenetic affiliation. For fermentative bacteria of the order Halanaerobiales, known to accumulate KCl, an acidic proteome was predicted. However, this is not confirmed by genome analysis. The reported excess of acidic amino acids is due to a high content of Gln and Asn, which yield Glu and Asp upon acid hydrolysis. The closely related Halorhodospira halophila and Halorhodospira halochloris use different strategies to cope with high salt. The first has an acidic proteome and accumulates high KCl concentrations at high salt concentrations; the second does not accumulate KCl and lacks an acidic proteome. Acidic proteomes can be predicted from the genomes of some moderately halophilic aerobes that accumulate organic osmotic solutes (Halomonas elongata, Chromohalobacter salexigens) and some marine bacteria. Based on the information on cultured species it is possible to understand the pI profiles predicted from metagenomic data from hypersaline environments. PMID:24204364

  17. Performance of KCl:Eu2+ storage phosphor dosimeters for low dose measurements

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    Li, H. Harold; Hansel, Rachael; Knutson, Nels; Yang, Deshan

    2013-01-01

    Recent research has demonstrated that europium doped potassium chloride (KCl:Eu2+) storage phosphor material has the potential to become the physical foundation of a novel and reusable dosimetry system using either film-like devices or devices similar to thermoluminescent dosimeter (TLD) chips. The purposes of this work are to quantify the performance of KCl:Eu2+ prototype dosimeters for low dose measurements and to demonstrate how it can be incorporated into clinical application for in vivo peripheral dose measurements. Pellet-style KCl:Eu2+ dosimeters, 6 mm in diameter, and 1 mm thick, were fabricated in-house for this study. The dosimeters were read using a laboratory photostimulated luminescence detection system. KCl:Eu2+ prototype storage phosphor dosimeter was capable of measuring a dose-to-water as low as 0.01 cGy from a 6 MV photon beam with a signal-to-noise ratio greater than 6. A pre-readout thermal annealing procedure enabled the dosimeter to be read within an hour post irradiation. After receiving large accumulated doses (~10 kGy), the dosimeters retained linear response in the low dose region with only a 20 percent loss of sensitivity comparing to a fresh sample (zero Gy history). The energy-dependence encountered during low dose peripheral measurements could be accounted for via a single point outside-field calibration per each beam quality. With further development the KCl:Eu2+? based dosimeter could become a versatile and durable dosimetry tool with large dynamic range (sub-cGy to 100 Gy). PMID:23735856

  18. Phase relations in the hydrous CMAS pyrolite in presence of KCl at 2 GPa

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    Safonov, O.

    2012-04-01

    In the upper mantle, chlorides are constituents of concentrated aqueous solutions (brines), as well as chloride-carbonate and carbonatite melts. Mineral assemblages coming from diverse depth levels show that mobile (K, Na)Cl-bearing fluids are able to provoke intensive metasomatism of the peridotitic mantle accompanied by melting. Scarce experimental studies on influence of brines on mineral equilibria in the peridotitic mantle (Stalder et al., 2008; Chu et al., 2011) indicate that influence of chlorides on water activity in a fluid equilibrated with forsterite enstatite at pressures above 2 GPa is very similar to their effect at lower "crustal" pressures (e.g. Aranovich, Newton, 1997): decrease of the H2O activity with an increase of the salt content results in an increase of the melting temperature of silicates. Nevertheless, these experiments were performed in the Al-free systems. Presence of Al would provoke an active interaction of alkali chlorides, namely KCl, with silicates with formation of new K-Al-bearing phases, such as phlogopite (in presence of H2O), which would influence on the melting of complex assemblages. In order to investigate an effect of KCl on phase relations in the Al2O3, CaO, Na2O-rich hydrous peridotite and on stability of garnet, pyroxenes, and amphiboles, in particular, experiments on interaction of the model CMAS pyrolite Fo57En17Prp14Di12 (+0.3 wt. % of Na2O) with the H2O-KCl fluid were performed at 2 GPa in the temperature interval 900-1200. Mixtures of synthetic forsterite, diopside, enstatite and pyrope in the above weight ratio were mixed with 14 wt. % of Mg(OH)2 corresponding to 4.4 wt. % of H2O in the system. 2.4, 3.7, 5 and 10 wt. % of KCl were added to silicate-H2O mixture. Experiments were performed using a piston-cylinder apparatus with ½-inch talc high-pressure cells calibrated via brucite = periclase + H2O and albite = jadeite + quartz equilibria curves. Temperature was controlled with accuracy ?1 with the W95Re5/W80Re20 thermocouple. Spherical and tube Pt capsules with 0.2 mm-thick walls were used in the experiments. Run products were analyzed using CamScan MV2300 (VEGA TS 5130MM) electron microscope equipped with EDS INCA-Energy-250. The subsolidus assemblage of the model pyrolite (< 1025OC) containing 4.4 wt. % of H2O at 2.5 GPa includes forsterite (Fo), low-Al2O3 (below 0.5 wt. %) clinopyroxene (Cpx), orthopyroxene (Opx) with up to 7 wt. % of Al2O3, pargasite-tschermackite amphibole (Amp), pyrope-grossular garnet (Grt), and minute spinel (Spl). It is consistent with the results of experiments with amphibole-bearing lherzolite (e.g. Niida, Green, 1999). Reaction relations 3/2Opx + 1/2Fo + 1/2Amp = Grt + Cpx + 1/2H2O are observed in the run samples. Melting apparently begins in the temperature interval 1025-1050 and results in gradual disappearance of amphibole. In general, similar relations are available in presence of 2.4 wt. % of KCl. However, reaction 6Opx + Fo + Amp + KCl = [Cl-Phl + Phl] + Grt + 2Cpx results in formation of Cl-bearing phlogopite solid solution, Phl (up to 1 wt. % of Cl). It seems to be stable at higher temperatures (apparently, above 1200) with respect to amphibole, consistently with the experimental data on melting of phlogopite and amphibole-bearing peridotites at pressures >1.5 GPa (Modreski, Boettcher, 1973; Mysen, Boettcher, 1975; Mengel, Green, 1989). Garnet, orthopyroxene, and amphibole, i.e. all alumina-rich phases of the "starting" KCl-free peridotite, are totally disappear with addition of 3.7 wt. % and more of KCl, while the assemblage of Cl-bearing phlogopite with Al-poor clinopyroxene and olivine is stable. The solidus temperature of the H2O-bearing pyrolite with addition of KCl is about 900 at 2.4 wt.% of KCl and seems to be much lower at 10 wt. % of KCl. Anyway, these temperatures are more than by 100 lower of the melting temperature of the H2O-bearing pyrolite without KCl, as well as Cl-free Di+Phl assemblage (Modreski, Boettcher, 1973). Apparently, decrease of the temperature is related to solubility of Cl in the melts where the "phlogopite" component is predominant. Thus, the preliminary experimental data show that KCl decreases the solidus temperature of the hydrous peridotite. This result contradicts with the experiments on melting of the Mg2SiO4+MgSiO3 system in presence of H2O+KCl at 5 GPa (Chu et al., 2011) showing the increase of melting temperature with an increase of KCl content in the system. The present experimental results indicate an important role of alumina as a component regulating phase relations in H2O-bearing peridotite in presence of alkali chlorides. The study is supported by Russian Foundation for Basic Research (project #10-05-00040) and RF President Grant for young scientists (project #MD-222.2012.5).

  19. Deficiency of Src family kinases Fgr and Hck results in activation of erythrocyte K/Cl cotransport.

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    De Franceschi, L; Fumagalli, L; Olivieri, O; Corrocher, R; Lowell, C A; Berton, G

    1997-01-01

    Src-family kinases play a central role in regulation of hematopoietic cell functions. We found that mouse erythrocytes express the Src-family kinases Fgr and Hck, as well as Lyn. To directly test whether Fgr and Hck play any role in erythrocyte function, we analyzed red cells isolated from fgr-/-, hck-/-, and fgr-/- hck-/- knock-out mice. Mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration and median density are increased, while K content is decreased, in fgr-/- hck-/- double-mutant erythrocytes compared with wild-type, fgr-/-, or hck-/- erythrocytes. Na/K pump and Na/K/Cl cotransport were not altered, but K/Cl cotransport activity was significantly and substantially higher (approximately three-fold) in fgr-/- hck-/- double-mutant erythrocytes. This enhanced K/Cl cotransport activity did not depend on cell age. In fact, in response to bleeding, K/Cl cotransport activity increased in parallel with reticulocytosis in wild-type erythrocytes, while abnormal K/Cl cotransport did not change as a consequence of reticulocytosis in fgr-/- hck-/- double-mutant erythrocytes. Okadaic acid, an inhibitor of a phosphatase that has been implicated in activation of the K/Cl cotransporter, inhibited K/Cl cotransport in wild-type and fgr-/- hck-/- double-mutant erythrocytes to a comparable extent. In contrast, staurosporine, an inhibitor of a kinase that has been suggested to negatively regulate this same phosphatase enhanced K/Cl cotransport in wild-type but not in fgr-/- hck-/- double-mutant erythrocytes. On the basis of these findings, we propose that Fgr and Hck are the kinases involved in the negative regulation of the K/Cl cotransporter-activating phosphatase. Abnormality of erythrocyte K/Cl cotransport in fgr-/- hck-/- double-mutant animals represents the first demonstration that Src-family kinases may be involved in regulation of membrane transport. PMID:9005990

  20. (C6H14N2)2[VO(HPO4)5B2O] x H2O x -H3PO4, a novel borophosphate cluster containing a single vanadium centre and linked by hydrogen bonds into a three-dimensional framework.

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    Wikstad, Emma; Kritikos, Mikael

    2003-03-01

    The title novel vanadium borophosphate compound, bis(1,4-diazonia[2.2.2]octane) mu(3)-oxo-oxopenta-mu-phosphato-diboronvanadium monohydrate phosphoric acid solvate, containing the cluster anion [VO(PO(3)OH)(5)B(2)O](4-), has been synthesized under mild hydrothermal conditions. Extensive O-H...O and N-H...O hydrogen bonding is observed between the molecular units. PMID:12711766

  1. Effect of KCl addition on crystal growth and spectral properties of glycine single crystals

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    Sekar, C.; Parimaladevi, R.

    2009-12-01

    Glycine usually crystallizes as the metastable ?-polymorph from pure aqueous solution. The polymorph, ?-form of glycine can be crystallized only in presence of additive. In the present work, ?-glycine has been crystallized by using potassium chloride (KCl) as additive at ambient temperature by solvent evaporation method. The form of crystallization is confirmed by X-ray powder diffraction method. Spectroscopic and thermal studies have been carried out for analyzing the presence of functional groups, thermal stability and decomposition of the sample. The results indicate that the KCl is doped into the ?-glycine. The optical transparency of the ?-glycine in the ultraviolet-visible region has been studied by recording the optical transmission spectrum. Second harmonic generation (SHG) conversion efficiency has been estimated as 120 mV and the output power by the crystal is less than that of potassium dihydrogen phosphate crystal.

  2. Electrochemical study of uranium cations in LiCl-KCl melt using a rotating disk electrode

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    Bae, Sang-Eun; Kim, Dae-Hyun; Kim, Jong-Yoon; Park, Tae-Hong; Cho, Young Hwan; Yeon, Jei-Won; Song, Kyuseok

    2013-07-01

    A rotating disk electrode (RDE) measurement technique was employed to investigate the electrochemical REDOX reactions of actinide (An) and lanthanide (Ln) ions in LiCl-KCl molten salt. By using RDE, it is possible to access more exact values of the diffusion coefficient, Tafel slope, and exchange current density. In this work, we constructed RDE setup and electrodes for RDE measurements in high temperature molten salt and measured the electrochemical parameters of the An and Ln ions. The RDE setup is composed of a Pine model MSRX rotator equipped with a rod type of W electrode. The active electrode area was confined to the planar part of the W rod by making meniscus at the LiCl-KCl melt surface.

  3. High-temperature deformation behavior of KCl-RbCl solid solution alloys

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    Duong, H.; McClelland, R.J.; Wolfenstine, J. ); Beeman, M. )

    1992-05-01

    It is well established that the creep behavior of metallic solid solution alloys can be divided into two types. The main criterion for this classification is based on the value of the stress exponent, n. When n {approximately} 5 the creep behavior of the metallic solid solution alloys is similar to that observed in pure metals, where the rate-controlling deformation mechanism is attributed to a dislocation climb process. This type of metallic alloy is designated as a class II solid solution ally after the original classification of Sherby and Burke and Cannon and Sherby. It is the purpose of this paper to present some preliminary results on the creep behavior of KCl-RbCl solid solution alloys and to compare these results with that observed in the KCl-NaCl system and metallic solid solution alloys. The variation of the stress exponent and dislocation substructure with composition will be reported.

  4. Generation of (F+2)_AH Centres in Sodium Ion Doped KCl:CO^{2-3}

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    Diaf, M.; Chihi, I.; Hamadia, A.; Akrmi, El.

    1996-01-01

    We demonstrate that (F+2)AH centres of KCl may be obtained from crystals doped with K{2}CO{3} and NaCl, grown by the Czochralski method in open atmosphere. The optical properties of (F+2)AH centres thus produced are exactly the same as those of (F+2)AH centres prepared by the usual technique, which involves superoxide doping and a controlled atmosphere. Nous montrons que les centres (F+2)AH de KCl peuvent tre obtenus partir de cristaux dops par K{2}CO{3} et NaCl, fabriqus par la mthode de Czochralski l'air libre. Les proprits optiques des centres (F+2)AH ainsi produits sont exactement les mmes que celles des centres (F+2)AH prpars par la technique habituelle, qui comporte le dopage par un superoxyde et l'emploi d'une atmosphre contrle.

  5. The role of valence-band excitation in laser ablation of KCl

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    Haglund, Richard F., Jr.; Tang, Kai; Bunton, Patrick H.; Wang, Ling-Jun

    1991-01-01

    We present recent measurements of excited-atom and ion emission from KCl surfaces illuminated by vacuum-ultraviolet synchrotron radiation (h-nu = 8-28 eV) and ultraviolet laser light (h-nu = 4 eV). At low intensities characteristic of the synchrotron experiments, excited atoms are desorbed by simple valence-band excitation process involving the metallization of the KCl surface. At the higher intensities typical of laser desorption and ablation, we observe a strong decrease in K emission as a function of the number of laser shots, but an essentially constant yield of Cl. K(+) and Cl(-) emission at high intensities show similar behavior. The energetics of these desorption phenomena can be treated in a bond-orbital model which shows that creation of a single valence hole is sufficient to excite an ion to an anti-bonding state.

  6. Generation of KCL037 clinical grade human embryonic stem cell line

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    Miere, Cristian; Wood, Victoria; Kadeva, Neli; Cornwell, Glenda; Codognotto, Stefano; Stephenson, Emma; Ilic, Dusko

    2016-01-01

    The KCL037 human embryonic stem cell line was derived from a normal healthy blastocyst donated for research. The ICM was isolated using laser microsurgery and plated on γ-irradiated human foreskin fibroblasts. Both the derivation and cell line propagation were performed in an animal product-free environment and under current Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP) standards. Pluripotent state and differentiation potential were confirmed by in vitro assays.

  7. Generation of KCL032 clinical grade human embryonic stem cell line

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    Miere, Cristian; Wood, Victoria; Kadeva, Neli; Cornwell, Glenda; Codognotto, Stefano; Stephenson, Emma; Ilic, Dusko

    2016-01-01

    The KCL032 human embryonic stem cell line was derived from a normal healthy blastocyst donated for research. The ICM was isolated using laser microsurgery and plated on γ-irradiated human foreskin fibroblasts. Both the derivation and cell line propagation were performed in an animal product-free environment and under current Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP) standards. Pluripotent state and differentiation potential were confirmed by in vitro assays.

  8. Generation of KCL040 clinical grade human embryonic stem cell line

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    Jacquet, Laureen; Wood, Victoria; Kadeva, Neli; Cornwell, Glenda; Codognotto, Stefano; Stephenson, Emma; Ilic, Dusko

    2016-01-01

    The KCL040 human embryonic stem cell line was derived from a normal healthy blastocyst donated for research. The ICM was isolated using laser microsurgery and plated on γ-irradiated human foreskin fibroblasts. Both the derivation and cell line propagation were performed in an animal product-free environment and under current Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP) standards. Pluripotent state and differentiation potential were confirmed by in vitro assays.

  9. Generation of KCL031 clinical grade human embryonic stem cell line

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    Jacquet, Laureen; Wood, Victoria; Kadeva, Neli; Cornwell, Glenda; Codognotto, Stefano; Hobbs, Carl; Stephenson, Emma; Ilic, Dusko

    2016-01-01

    The KCL031 human embryonic stem cell line was derived from a normal healthy blastocyst donated for research. The ICM was isolated using laser microsurgery and plated on γ-irradiated human foreskin fibroblasts. Both the derivation and cell line propagation were performed in an animal product-free environment and under current Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP) standards. Pluripotent state and differentiation potential were confirmed by in vitro and in vivo assays.

  10. Generation of KCL039 clinical grade human embryonic stem cell line

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    Devito, Liani; Wood, Victoria; Kadeva, Neli; Cornwell, Glenda; Codognotto, Stefano; Stephenson, Emma; Ilic, Dusko

    2016-01-01

    The KCL039 human embryonic stem cell line was derived from a normal healthy blastocyst donated for research. The ICM was isolated using laser microsurgery and plated on γ-irradiated human foreskin fibroblasts. Both the derivation and cell line propagation were performed in an animal product-free environment and under current Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP) standards. Pluripotent state and differentiation potential were confirmed by in vitro assays.

  11. Generation of KCL038 clinical grade human embryonic stem cell line

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    Miere, Cristian; Wood, Victoria; Kadeva, Neli; Cornwell, Glenda; Codognotto, Stefano; Stephenson, Emma; Ilic, Dusko

    2016-01-01

    The KCL038 human embryonic stem cell line was derived from a normal healthy blastocyst donated for research. The ICM was isolated using laser microsurgery and plated on γ-irradiated human foreskin fibroblasts. Both the derivation and cell line propagation were performed in an animal product-free environment and under current Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP) standards. Pluripotent state and differentiation potential were confirmed by in vitro assays.

  12. Ab initio investigation of surface phonons on the (001) surface of KCl

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    Tütüncü, H. M.; Srivastava, G. P.

    2015-07-01

    We present an ab initio investigation of localised and resonant phonons on the relaxed KCl(001) surface. Our calculated results are in good accordance with recent high-resolution helium atom scattering measurements. The energy locations and atomic displacement patterns corresponding to a few characteristic surface phonons, such as the Rayleigh, Love, Wallis and Lucas modes, have been identified, and compared and contrasted with their counterparts obtained from a previous shell model calculation.

  13. ESR spectrum of ClO trapped in KClO/sub 4/

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    Byberg, J.R.

    1985-11-01

    The ESR spectrum of a paramagnetic defect produced in solid KClO/sub 4/ by x irradiation at 26 K is attributed to the radical ClO since the magnetic hyperfine tensor and the nuclear quadrupole tensor of the defect are both satisfactorily accounted for in terms of the hyperfine and quadrupole constants of gaseous ClO combined with a crystal-field representation of the influence of the solid matrix.

  14. Temperature dependence of the photostimulated luminescence in KCl:Eu2+

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    Xiao, Zhiyan; Hansel, Rachael; Zhang, Lei; Li, H. Harold

    2014-05-01

    The goal of this work is to understand the physical mechanism behind the signal stabilization process in KCl:Eu2+, a storage phosphor material that has generated renewed interest due to its potential in radiation therapy dosimetry application. The temperature dependency of the photostimulated luminescence (PSL) spectra and intensity vs. time post X-ray irradiation was measured. Commercial BaFBr:Eu2+ materials were included in this study for comparison. Unlike BaFBr:Eu2+, broadening of the F(Cl-) stimulation band and red-shift of the peak were observed for KCl:Eu2+ with increasing temperature. For irradiations at temperatures lower than 200 K, PSL intensity of KCl:Eu2+ showed recuperation behavior in the first 2 h post-irradiation and stayed almost constant with time thereafter. Moreover, spatially-correlated storage centers increased from 24% for irradiation at 50 K to 31% at 195 K and almost 100% at room temperature. The data suggest that certain types of charge storage-centers were mobile and contribute to the fast fading in PSL.

  15. X-ray storage performance of KCl:Eu2+ with high cumulated dose

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    Hansel, Rachael A.; Xiao, Zhiyan; Zhang, Lei; Li, H. Harold

    2014-05-01

    The effects of high cumulative radiation dose on the luminescence properties of KCl:Eu2+ are investigated. Pellet samples of KCl:Eu2+ were given doses of up to 200 kGy at the Louisiana State University Synchrotron facility. After synchrotron irradiation, samples were optically bleached and given a clinical dose of 2 Gy from a 6 MV medical linear accelerator. Optical properties were evaluated using photostimulated luminescence (PSL), photoluminescence (PL), and temperature-dependent PSL measurements. For a cumulated dose of up to 5-10 kGy, the PSL emission intensity increased by 15% compared to the PSL signal with no radiation history. For doses higher than 10 kGy, the PSL emission intensity retained at least 70% of the original intensity. Spatial correlation of the charge storage centers increased for doses up to 5 kGy and then decreased for higher cumulative doses. Emission band at 975 nm was attributed to transitions of Eu1+. PL spectra showed an intense peak centered at 420 nm for all cumulative doses. The results of this work show that KCl:Eu2+ storage phosphors are excellent reusable materials for radiation therapy dosimetry.

  16. Ionic conductivity studies in crystalline PVA/NaAlg polymer blend electrolyte doped with alkali salt KCl

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    Sheela, T.; Bhajantri, R. F.; Ravindrachary, V.; Pujari, P. K.; Rathod, Sunil G.; Naik, Jagadish

    2014-04-01

    Potassium Chloride (KCl) doped poly(vinyl alcohol) (PVA)/sodium alginate (NaAlg) in 60:40 wt% polymer blend electrolytes were prepared by solution casting method. The complexation of KCl with host PVA/NaAlg blend is confirmed by FTIR and UV-Vis spectra. The XRD studies show that the crystallinity of the prepared blends increases with increase in doping. The dc conductivity increases with increase in dopant concentration. Temperature dependent dc conductivity shows an Arrhenius behavior. The dielectric properties show that both the dielectric constant and dielectric loss increases with increase in KCl doping concentration and decreases with frequency. The cole-cole plots show a decrease in bulk resistance, indicates the increase in ac conductivity, due to increase in charge carrier mobility. The doping of KCl enhances the mechanical properties of PVA/NaAlg, such as Young's modulus, tensile strength, stiffness.

  17. Temporal signal stability of KCl:Eu{sup 2+} storage phosphor dosimeters

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    Xiao Zhiyan; Hansel, Rachael; Chen Haijian; Du Dongsu; Yang Deshan; Li, H. Harold

    2013-02-15

    Purpose: Current KCl:Eu{sup 2+} prototype dosimeters require a wait time of 12 h between irradiation and dosimetric readout. Although irradiating the dosimeters in the evening and reading on the following day works well in the clinical schedule, reducing the wait time to few hours is desirable. The purposes of this work are to determine the origin of the unstable charge-storage centers and to determine if these centers respond to optical or thermal excitation prior to dosimetric readout. Methods: Pellet-style KCl:Eu{sup 2+} dosimeters were fabricated in-house for this study. A 6 MV photon beam was used to irradiate the dosimeters. After x ray irradiation, dosimeters were subjected to external excitation with near-infrared (NIR) light, ultraviolet (UV) light, or thermal treatment. Photostimulated luminescence (PSL) signal's temporal stability was subsequently measured at room temperature over a few hours using a laboratory PSL readout system. The dosimeters were also placed in a cryostat to measure the temperature dependence of the temporal stability down to 10 K. Results: Strong F-band was present in the PSL stimulation spectrum, indicating that F-centers were the electron-storage centers in KCl:Eu{sup 2+} where an electron was stored at a chlorine anion vacancy. Due to deep energy-depth (2.2 eV), F-centers were probably not responsible for the fast fading in the first a few hours post x ray irradiation. In addition, weak NIR bands were present. However, there was no change in PSL stabilization rate with intense NIR excitation, suggesting that the NIR bands played no role in the PSL fading. At temperatures lower than 77 K there was almost no signal fading with time. Noticeable PSL was observed for undoped KCl samples at room temperature, suggesting that Cl{sub 2}{sup -} V{sub k} centers served as hole-storage centers for both undoped and doped KCl where a hole was trapped by a chlorine molecular ion. V{sub k} centers were stable at low temperature and became mobile at room temperature, probably causing the observed PSL fading with time. On the other hand, V{sub k} center could be stabilized by Eu{sup 2+} activator or oxygen in the lattice, leading to the stable component in the PSL. A thermal process at elevated temperatures (60 Degree-Sign C or higher) was able to significantly accelerate the migration process resulting in a fast stabilization of PSL. However, this could not be accomplished using intense UV excitation. Conclusions: Thermal treatment enables KCl:Eu{sup 2+} prototypes to be ready for readout in 1 h without the need of applying a large time-dependent correction factor. However, this cannot be achieved using optical preexcitation.

  18. Thermal Properties of LiCl-KCl Molten Salt for Nuclear Waste Separation

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    Sridharan, Kumar; Allen, Todd; Anderson, Mark; Simpson, Mike

    2012-11-30

    This project addresses both practical and fundamental scientific issues of direct relevance to operational challenges of the molten LiCl-KCl salt pyrochemical process, while providing avenues for improvements in the process. In order to understand the effects of the continually changing composition of the molten salt bath during the process, the project team will systematically vary the concentrations of rare earth surrogate elements, lanthanum, cerium, praseodymium, and neodymium, which will be added to the molten LiCl-KCl salt. They will also perform a limited number of focused experiments by the dissolution of depleted uranium. All experiments will be performed at 500 deg C. The project consists of the following tasks. Researchers will measure density of the molten salts using an instrument specifically designed for this purpose, and will determine the melting points with a differential scanning calorimeter. Knowledge of these properties is essential for salt mass accounting and taking the necessary steps to prevent melt freezing. The team will use cyclic voltammetry studies to determine redox potentials of the rare earth cations, as well as their diffusion coefficients and activities in the molten LiCl-KCl salt. In addition, the team will perform anodic stripping voltammetry to determine the concentration of the rare earth elements and their solubilities, and to develop the scientific basis for an on-line diagnostic system for in situ monitoring of the cation species concentration (rare earths in this case). Solubility and activity of the cation species are critically important for the prediction of the salt's useful lifetime and disposal.

  19. Generation of KCL034 clinical grade human embryonic stem cell line

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    Devito, Liani; Jacquet, Laureen; Petrova, Anastasia; Miere, Cristian; Wood, Victoria; Kadeva, Neli; Cornwell, Glenda; Codognotto, Stefano; Stephenson, Emma; Ilic, Dusko

    2016-01-01

    The KCL034 human embryonic stem cell line was derived from a normal healthy blastocyst donated for research. The ICM was isolated using laser microsurgery and plated on γ-irradiated human foreskin fibroblasts. Both the derivation and cell line propagation were performed in an animal product-free environment and under current Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP) standards. Pluripotent state and differentiation potential were confirmed by in vitro assays. The line was also validated for sterility, specific and non-specific human pathogens.

  20. VizieR Online Data Catalog: ExoMol line list for KCl (Barton+, 2014)

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    Barton, E. J.; Chui, C.; Golpayegani, S.; Yurchenko, S. N.; Tennyson, J.; Frohman, D. J.; Bernath, P. F.

    2014-03-01

    The files comprising this line list are in the standard ExoMol format, and are named sXXkYYcl.dat and tXXkYYcl.dat, where XX and YY are the mass numbers of the potassium and chlorine isotopes, respectively. The isotopologues covered are: (39K)(35Cl), (39K)(37Cl), (41K)(35Cl) and (41K)(37Cl). The partition functions from 1-3000K in 1K intervals for these isotopologues of KCl are also provided in files named pXXkYYcl.dat and consist of two columns (T/K followed by Q). (12 data files).

  1. Rainbow scattering under axial surface channeling from a KCl(001) surface

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    Specht, U.; Busch, M.; Seifert, J.; Schller, A.; Winter, H.; Grtner, K.; W?odarczyk, R.; Sierka, M.; Sauer, J.

    2011-09-01

    Fast He, Ne, Ar, and N atoms with projectile energies from 1 up to 60 keV are scattered under grazing polar angles of incidence from a flat and clean KCl(001) surface. For the scattering along low-index directions (axial surface channeling) we observe pronounced peaks in the angular distributions of scattered projectiles which can be attributed to rainbow scattering. From classical trajectory calculations based on universal and individual pair as well as density functional theory (DFT) potentials, we obtained corresponding rainbow angles for comparison with the experimental data. Fair agreement was found for DFT and individual pair potentials calculated from Hartree-Fock wave functions.

  2. Effect of pH and KCl concentration on the octanol-water distribution of methylanilines

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    Johnson, C.A.; Westall, J.C. )

    1990-12-01

    The distributions of aniline, 4-methylaniline, 3,4-dimethylaniline, and 2,4,5-trimethylaniline between octanol and water were determined as a function of pH and KCl concentration in the aqueous phase. The data were interpreted in terms of a multicomponent equilibrium model with anilinium in the water-saturated octanol as free ions and ion pairs. The implications of these results to the use of the octanol-water reference system for organic bases and to the sorbent-water distribution of organic bases in the environment is discussed.

  3. Actinides recovery from irradiated metallic fuel in LiCl-KCl melts

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    Murakami, T.; Rodrigues, A.; Ougier, M.; Iizuka, M.; Tsukada, T.; Glatz, J.-P.

    2015-11-01

    Electrorefining of irradiated metallic fuels was successfully demonstrated: Actinides (U, Pu, Np, Am and Cm) in the fuels were dissolved in LiCl-KCl melts with high dissolution ratios, while U was selectively deposited on a solid cathode and the simultaneous recovery of actinides in a liquid Cd cathode was confirmed. The behavior of actinides, the fuel matrix stabilizer Zr and fission products such as lanthanide, alkaline, alkaline earth and noble metal, at the electrorefining is discussed based on the ICP-MS analysis of the samples taken from molten salt electrolyte, anode fuel residues and cathode deposits.

  4. Electroreduction of yttrium ions in an equimolar NaCl–KCl molten mixture

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    Tolstobrov, I. V.; El'kin, O. V.; Kovalevskii, A. V.; Chebykin, V. V.

    2015-08-01

    The behavior of yttrium ions in an equimolar NaCl-KCl melt is studied in a temperature range of 973-1123 K using cyclic voltammetry at an inert electrode containing 5 wt % YCl3 in the range of potential sweep rates from 0.02 to 0.2 V/s. A cathodic reaction proceeds via the scheme Y(III) + 3 e = Y. The diffusion coefficients of yttrium ions are determined, and the activation energy of the diffusion of yttrium ions is estimated.

  5. The electrochemical properties of LiCl-KCl melt held in contact with samarium

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    Kovalevskii, A. V.; El'Kin, O. V.

    2011-03-01

    The dependence of the reaction capacity ( R) of a LiCl (60 mol %)-KCl melt held in contact with samarium at 873 and 973 K on the concentration of the corroding metal in the melt was obtained. The R value was used to estimate the content of Sm2+ ions in the lowest oxidation state, their fraction, and the conventional equilibrium constant of the 2Sm3+ + Sm ? 3Sm2+ reaction. The results were used to determine the particular mechanism of currentless transfer of samarium in the chloride melt onto a substrate of a more electropositive metal (in particular, onto nickel).

  6. An investigation of the critical liquid-vapor properties of dilute KCl solutions

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    Potter, R.W., II; Babcock, R.S.; Czamanske, G.K.

    1976-01-01

    The three parameters that define the critical point, temperature, pressure, and volume have been experimentally determined by means of filling studies in a platinum-lined system for five KCl solutions ranging from 0.006 to 0.568 m. The platinum-lined vessels were used to overcome the problems with corrosion experienced by earlier workers. The critical temperature (tc), pressure (Pc), and volume (Vc) were found to fit the equations {Mathematical expression} from infinite dilution to 1.0 m. ?? 1976 Plenum Publishing Corporation.

  7. An electrochemical study of uranium behaviour in LiCl-KCl-CsCl eutectic melt

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    Maltsev, D. S.; Volkovich, V. A.; Vasin, B. D.; Vladykin, E. N.

    2015-12-01

    Electrochemical behaviour of uranium was studied in the low melting ternary LiCl-KCl-CsCl eutectic at 573-1073 K employing potentiometry, cyclic voltammetry and chronopotentiometry. Uranium electrode potentials were measured directly and U(III)/U(IV) red-ox potentials were determined from the results of cyclic voltammetry measurements. Formal standard electrode and red-ox potentials of uranium, and thermodynamic properties of uranium chlorides in the studied melt were calculated. Diffusion coefficients of U(III) and U(IV) ions were determined using cyclic voltammetry and chronopotentiometry.

  8. Equilibria in the ternary system SrCl2-KCl-H2O and the quaternary system SrCl2-KCl-NaCl-H2O at 323 K

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    Zhang, Xiao; Sang, Shi-Hua; Zhong, Si-Yao; Huang, Wang-Yin

    2015-12-01

    The experimental studies on phase equilibria in the ternary system SrCl2-NaCl-H2O and the quaternary system SrCl2-KCl-NaCl-H2O at 323 K were done by the method of isothermal solution saturation. Solubilities and densities of the solution were determined experimentally. The phase diagrams and density-composition diagrams were plotted based on the experimental data. The phase diagram of the ternary system SrCl2-KCl-H2O at 323 K consists of one invariant point, two univariant curves, and two crystallization regions (SrCl2 · 6H2O and KCl). The phase diagrams of the quaternary system SrCl2-KCl-NaCl-H2O at 323 K consist of one invariant point, three univariant curves, and three crystallization regions (SrCl2 · 6H2O, NaCl, and KCl). A brief discussion of the experimental results is described.

  9. Growth of NaCl on thin epitaxial KCl films on Ag(100) studied by SPA-LEED

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    Marquardt, Christian; Paulheim, Alexander; Sokolowski, Moritz

    2015-11-01

    We investigated the growth of NaCl on thin (100)-oriented films of KCl by spot profile analysis of low energy electron diffraction (SPA-LEED). The underlying question of this investigation was how the system accommodates to the misfit of - 10% between the NaCl and KCl lattices. The KCl films (3 atomic layers thick) were epitaxially grown on a Ag(100) single crystal. We studied the heteroepitaxial growth of NaCl on KCl at 300 K and at 500 K, respectively. At 300 K, the first NaCl monolayer (ML) grows pseudomorphically on the KCl film. From the second layer onward, the NaCl lattice relaxes. The NaCl multilayers roughen, and a small rotational disorder ( 4) of the NaCl domains is observed. The roughening results from the formation of multilayer islands of limited lateral size due to the misfit to the pseudomorphic first NaCl layer. At a growth temperature of 500 K, no pseudomorphic NaCl layer forms, instead relaxed multilayer island growth of NaCl is observed from the first layer onward. Similarly to the growth at 300 K, we find NaCl multilayer islands of limited lateral size. For both temperatures, we explain this growth behavior by the misfit that makes the adsorption sites at the island edges of the first relaxed NaCl layer less favorable for larger islands, promoting nucleation of multilayer islands.

  10. Surface Morphology and Microstructural Characterization of KCl Crystals Grown in Halite-Sylvite Brine Solutions by Electron Backscattered Diffraction Techniques

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    Podder, Jiban; Basu, Ritwik; Evitts, Richard William; Besant, Robert William

    2015-11-01

    In this paper, a study on the ternary NaCl-KCl-H2O system was carried out by an extractive metallurgy technique from mixed brine solutions of different compositions at room temperature (23°C). The surface morphology and microstructure were examined using a scanning electron microscope (SEM), electron backscattered diffraction (EBSD) and an energy dispersive X-ray (EDX) spectroscopy. The presence of Na{ }+ was found to reduce the stability of the solutions and increase the crystallization induction period, interfacial energy, energy of formation of the nucleus and greatly reduce the nucleation rate of KCl crystal. The surface morphology of KCl crystals is significantly changed due to presence of 5 to 10% (w/w) of NaCl as impurities in the binary solutions and shows the formation of co-crystals of different crystallographic orientation of NaCl on the KCl surface. In addition X-ray diffraction studies performed on KCl crystals grown in halite-sylvite binary solutions reveals that these crystals are cubic in nature and its lattice constant is 6.2952 Å when the NaCl concentration is small.

  11. Phase relations in the system NaCl-KCl-H2O: IV. Differential thermal analysis of the sylvite liquidus in the KCl-H2O binary, the liquidus in the NaCl-KCl-H2O ternary, and the solidus in the NaCl-KCl binary to 2 kb pressure, and a summary of experimental data for thermodynamic-PTX analysis of solid-liquid equilibria at elevated P-T conditions

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    Chou, I.-Ming; Sterner, S.M.; Pitzer, Kenneth S.

    1992-01-01

    The sylvite liquidus in the binary system KCl-H2O and the liquidus in the ternary system NaCl-KCl-H2O were determined by using isobaric differential thermal analysis (DTA) cooling scans at pressures up to 2 kbars. Sylvite solubilities along the three-phase curve in the binary system KCl-H2O were obtained by the intersection of sylvite-liquidus isopleths with the three-phase curve in a P-T plot. These solubility data can be represented by the equation Wt.% KCl (??0.2) = 12.19 + 0.1557T - 5.4071 ?? 10-5 T2, where 400 ??? T ??? 770??C. These data are consistent with previous experimental observations. The solidus in the binary system NaCl-KCl was determined by using isobaric DTA heating scans at pressures up to 2 kbars. Using these liquidus and solidus data and other published information, a thermodynamic-PTX analysis of solid-liquid equilibria at high pressures and temperatures for the ternary system has been performed and is presented in an accompanying paper (Part V of this series). However, all experimental liquidus, solidus, and solvus data used in this analysis are summarized in this report (Part IV) and they are compared with the calculated values based on the analysis. ?? 1992.

  12. Redox electrochemistry of europium fluoride complexes in an equimolar NaCl-KCl melt

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    Kuznetsov, S. A.; Gaune-Escard, M.

    2011-07-01

    The electrochemical behavior of europium fluoride complexes was studied by different electrochemical methods at a glassy carbon electrode in the temperature range 973-1100 K in the NaCl-KCl melt. The diffusion coefficients of Eu(III) and Eu(II) were determined by linear sweep voltammetry. The standard rate constants of charge transfer for the Eu(III)/Eu(II) redox couple were found on the base cyclic voltammetry, impedance spectroscopy and chronoamperometry data. The formal standard redox potentials EEu(III/Eu(II)? were obtained by linear sweep and cyclic voltammetry. The electrochemical behavior of europium fluoride and europium chloride complexes in NaCl-KCl melt was compared and discussed in connection with the strength and stability of these complexes. It was shown that the formation of stronger fluoride complexes reduced values of diffusion coefficients, standard rate constants for charge transfer of the Eu(III)/Eu(II) redox couple and shifted the formal standard redox potentials to the more electronegative values.

  13. A morphometric analysis of exocytosis in KCl-stimulated bovine chromaffin cells.

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    Fox, G Q

    1996-05-01

    Transmission electron microscopy has been used to morphometrically evaluate exocytosis in bovine adrenal medulla chromaffin cells as the mechanism of catecholamine release. Purified cell suspensions were stimulated with KCl at varying strengths and durations and then conventionally processed for ultrastructural analysis. Quantitation of exocytotic images of dense cored chromaffin granules was a major objective and such images were found in all preparations, attesting to the efficacy of chemical fixation to preserve this event. However, because hundreds of cell profiles had to be screened to find a single granule in the process of release this low frequency precluded any meaningful correlations with estimates of granular involvement based on catecholamine release. Neither KCl molarity nor duration altered this finding nor did these variables significantly affect other parameters linked to exocytotic activity. For example, cell size and numbers of "empty' granules and vesicles remained constant and attempts to label "any' organelle with 30-nm colloidal gold or lanthanum precipitate proved unsuccessful. In short, if exocytosis is responsible for release, it would appear to function without leaving a morphological trace. An alternative hypothesis, therefore, is outlined which better accommodates existing data. PMID:8625396

  14. A simplified model of TiH1.65/KClO4 pyrotechnic ignition.

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    Chen, Ken Shuang

    2009-04-01

    A simplified model was developed and is presented in this report for simulating thermal transport coupled with chemical reactions that lead to the pyrotechnic ignition of TiH1.65/KClO4 powder. The model takes into account Joule heating via a bridgewire, thermal contact resistance at the wire/powder interface, convective heat loss to the surroundings, and heat released from the TiH1.65- and KClO4-decomposition and TiO2-oxidation reactions. Chemical kinetic sub-models were put forth to describe the chemical reaction rate(s) and quantify the resultant heat release. The simplified model predicts pyrotechnic ignition when heat from the pyrotechnic reactions is accounted for. Effects of six key parameters on ignition were examined. It was found that the two reaction-rate parameters and the thermal contact resistance significantly affect the dynamic ignition process whereas the convective heat transfer coefficient essentially has no effect on the ignition time. Effects of the initial/ambient temperature and electrical current load through the wire are as expected. Ignition time increases as the initial/ambient temperature is lowered or the wire current load is reduced. Lastly, critical needs such as experiments to determine reaction-rate and other model-input parameters and to measure temperature profiles, time to ignition and burn-rate data for model validation as well as efforts in incorporating reaction-rate dependency on pressure are pointed out.

  15. 4. pi. physics. [/sup 40/Ar + KCl, 0. 4 to 1. 8 GeV/A

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    Sandoval, A.

    1980-03-01

    Exclusive ..pi../sup -/ and charged-particle production in collisions of /sup 40/Ar on KCl are studied at incident energies from 0.4 to 1.8 GeV/A. The correlation between the ..pi../sup -/ and the total charged particle multiplicity confines the reaction along a narrow ridge with no exotic islands of pion production. For high multiplicities the system reaches the total disintegration of target and projectile into singly charged fragments and pions. Every 200 MeV/A datum was taken with a central and inelastic trigger. For central collisions the mean ..pi../sup -/ multiplicity increases linearly with the bombarding energy with no marked discontinuities due to the ..delta..(3,3) resonance. At 1.8 GeV/A evidence for nonthermal ..pi../sup -/ production in central collisions is found. The total c.m. energy in ..pi../sup -/ shows linear dependence on the ..pi../sup -/ multiplicity with a slope of epsilon = 300 MeV/..pi../sup -/. Strange particle production in the central collision of 1.8 GeV/A Ar on KCl is seen. 8 figures.

  16. Computer simulation of electron states of the isoelectronic substitutional impurities in quantum wire of KCl with edge dislocation

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    Timoshenko, Yury K.; Shunina, Valentina A.; Shashkin, Alexander I.

    2015-01-01

    The electron states of quantum wires KCl, KCl : Br, and KCl : I with an edge dislocations were investigated. The main problem was in study of dislocation influence on localized electron states connected with substitutional isoelectronic impurities Br- and I- in the neighborhood of edge dislocation line. The tight-binding semi-empirical band approximation, semi-empirical and non-empirical cluster approach were used. Semi-empirical calculations were carried out in framework of model [1,2]. Besides, the algorithms for electronic levels calculations of polar nanosystems with the partial self-consistency [3] were used. The computer simulation results lead to the conclusion that the substitutional isoelectronic impurity anions Br- and I- located near the dislocation line capture the holes more efficiently than in bulk of systems without dislocations.

  17. Urea and KCl have differential effects on enzyme activities in liver and muscle of estivating versus nonestivating species.

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    Cowan, Kyra J; Storey, Kenneth B

    2002-01-01

    The effects of 300 mM urea or 300 mM KCl on the maximal activities of 25 enzymes of intermediary metabolism were assessed in extracts of liver and muscle from spadefoot toads (Scaphiopus couchii), leopard frogs (Rana pipiens), and rats to assess their sensitivity to these osmolytes. During estivation, toads can lose -50% of total body water, and urea, which is known for its action as a protein denaturant, accumulates to 200-300 mM. The data show that the maximal activities of toad liver enzymes were not affected when assayed in the presence of 300 mM urea in vitro whereas urea inhibited the activities of seven enzymes in frog and 11 enzymes in rat liver. High KCl affected 12 or 13 enzymes in liver of each species causing inhibition in eight or nine cases each, and for frog and rat enzymes, inhibition was frequently more pronounced than for urea. Both urea and KCl affected enzyme activities in muscle extracts of all three species, but whereas their effects were largely negative for frog and rat enzymes, the enzymes affected by urea or KCl in toad muscle were primarily activated by these osmolytes (six out of nine enzymes affected by urea and eight of 15 enzymes affected by KCl). Urea, KCl, and polyethylene glycol (a protein crowding agent) also had species-specific effects on the dissociation constant (Ka) for cAMP of protein kinase A. The data suggest that the accumulation of urea by water-stressed anurans not only contributes to minimizing cell volume reduction, but by doing so also limits the increase in intracellular ionic strength that occurs and thereby helps to minimize the potential inhibitory effects of high salts on metabolic enzymes. PMID:12555807

  18. Solution-crystal-solution oscillatory phase transitions in the KCl-NaCl-H2O system

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    Fedoseev, V. B.; Maksimov, M. V.

    2015-03-01

    Long-term oscillations of a solution-crystal phase transition in the disperse KCl-NaCl-H2O system have been detected. Under steady-state conditions, multiple evaporation of droplets has been observed before the formation of a crystal with subsequent condensation, which completely recovers the dimension of a droplet. An interpretation of the observed phenomenon has been proposed on the basis of the Kelvin and Ostwald-Freundlich size effects, Raoult's law, and features of the phase diagram of the KCl-NaCl system.

  19. Phase relations in the system NaCl-KCl-H2O. Part I: Differential thermal analysis of the NaCl-KCl liquidas at 1 atmosphere and 500, 1000, 1500, and 2000 bars

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    Chou, I.-Ming

    1982-01-01

    A simple differential thermal analysis (DTA) technique has been developed to study phase relations of various chemical systems at elevated pressures and temperatures. The DTA system has been calibrated against known melting temperatures in the system NaCl-KCl. Isobaric sections of the liquidus in the system NaCl-KCl have been determined at pressures of 1 atmosphere and 500, 1000, 1500, and 2000 bars. Using the least-squares method, the following equation was used to fit the experimental data: T(??C)= ??? i=0 6aiXiKCl where T is the liquidus temperature, XKCl is mole fraction of KCl, and ai (listed below) are the derived empirical constants. {A table is presented}. The liquidus temperatures estimated from these equations are within ??3??C of experimental values. The measured liquidus temperatures at 1 atmosphere agree with the best available data to within 5??C. The melting temperatures for pure end members at higher pressures agree with the values calculated from the Simon equation (Clark, 1959) to within 3??C. No previous melting data are available for the intermediate compositions at elevated pressures. Using the data in both heating and cooling scans, the minimum melting temperature at 1 atmosphere in the system was located at 658?? ?? 3??C where the sample has an equimolar composition. ?? 1982.

  20. Corrosion resistance of steel materials in LiCl-KCl melts

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    Wang, Le; Li, Bing; Shen, Miao; Li, Shi-yan; Yu, Jian-guo

    2012-10-01

    The corrosion behaviors of 304SS, 316LSS, and Q235A in LiCl-KCl melts were investigated at 450°C by Tafel curves and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS). 316LSS shows the best corrosion resistance behaviors among the three materials, including the most positive corrosion potential and the smallest corrosion current from the Tafel curves and the largest electron transfer resistance from the Nyquist plots. The results are in good agreement with the weight losses in the static corrosion experiments for 45 h. This may be attributed to the better corrosion resistance of Mo and Ni existing as alloy elements in 316LSS, which exhibit the lower corrosion current densities and more positive corrosion potentials than 316LSS in the same melts.

  1. Magnetic properties of Sr-ferrites synthesized in molten (NaCl+KCl) flux

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    Kim, Si-Dong; Kim, Jung-Sik

    2006-12-01

    The Sr-ferrite powders, SrFe12O19, were synthesized by the molten salt method using (NaCl+KCl) mixture. Particle morphology was homogeneous and hexagonal platelet like. Both particle size and thickness increased as the reaction temperature and time increased. The sintering density of Sr-ferrite magnet prepared with powders by the molten salt method showed the maximum value at the sintering temperature of 1200C. The magnetic properties of the Sr-ferrite magnet were investigated with various sintering temperatures. The maximum values of remanent magnetization ( ?r, 45 emu/g) and coercivity field ( Hcj, 298 kA/m) occurred at the sintering temperatures of 1150- 1200C. The Sr-ferrite magnet by a molten salt method showed higher remanent magnetization and coercivity field than those of the Sr-ferrite magnet prepared with the same starting materials by a conventional ceramic process.

  2. Development of high temperature transport technology for LiCl-KCl eutectic salt in pyroprocessing

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    Lee, Sung Ho; Lee, Hansoo; Kim, In Tae; Kim, Jeong-Guk

    2013-07-01

    The development of high-temperature transport technologies for molten salt is a prerequisite and a key issue in the industrialization of pyro-reprocessing for advanced fuel cycle scenarios. The solution of a molten salt centrifugal pump was discarded because of the high corrosion power of a high temperature molten salt, so the suction pump solution was selected. An apparatus for salt transport experiments by suction was designed and tested using LiC-KCl eutectic salt. The experimental results of lab-scale molten salt transport by suction showed a 99.5% transport rate (ratio of transported salt to total salt) under a vacuum range of 100 mtorr - 10 torr at 500 Celsius degrees. The suction system has been integrated to the PRIDE (pyroprocessing integrated inactive demonstration) facility that is a demonstrator using non-irradiated materials (natural uranium and surrogate materials). The performance of the suction pump for the transport of molten salts has been confirmed.

  3. Evolution of self-affine surface roughness in plastically deforming KCl single crystals

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    Nadgorny, Edward

    2006-11-01

    We use scanning white-light interferometry to investigate the surface morphology evolution of KCl single crystals during plastic deformation in hardening stages I and II. We demonstrate that during deformation initially almost smooth as-cleaved surfaces develop self-affine roughness over several orders of magnitude in scale. The roughness exponent ? of one-dimensional surface profiles is found to be close to 0.7. The kinetics of surface roughening is investigated, and the rate of roughening is shown to correlate with the hardening rate. During hardening stage II, a marked acceleration of the surface roughening rate is observed. The morphology of surface profiles changes at the transition between hardening stages I and II.

  4. Hydrothermal growth of amethyst and citrine in NaCl and KCl solutions

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    Hosaka, Masahiro; Taki, Sadao

    1983-12-01

    Natural quartz grows from solutions containing mainly Na +, K + and Cl - ions. In this experiment, the growth of synthetic quartz under the same growth conditions as those of natural quartz was attempted using NaCl and KCl solutions as a growth solution. As a result, colored quartz equivalent in quality and color tone to natural amethyst and citrine was obtained. The quartz grown from r-cut and R-cut plate seeds with iron added to the growth solution was colorless but ?-ray irradiation produced a purplish tint. The quartz grown from X-cut plate and Y-bar seeds had a yellowish tint. Although the depth of color increased in proportion to the amount of iron, it reached close to saturation with an iron concentration of approximately 90 ?g/ml solvent.

  5. Spontaneous Formation of KCl Aggregates in Biomolecular Simulations: A Force Field Issue?

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    Auffinger, Pascal; Cheatham, Thomas E; Vaiana, Andrea C

    2007-09-01

    Realistic all-atom simulation of biological systems requires accurate modeling of both the biomolecules and their ionic environment. Recently, ion nucleation phenomena leading to the rapid growth of KCl or NaCl clusters in the vicinity of biomolecular systems have been reported. To better understand this phenomenon, molecular dynamics simulations of KCl aqueous solutions at three (1.0, 0.25, and 0.10 M) concentrations were performed. Two popular water models (TIP3P and SPC/E) and two Lennard-Jones parameter sets (AMBER and Dang) were combined to produce a total of 80 ns of molecular dynamics trajectories. Results suggest that the use of the Dang cation Lennard-Jones parameters instead of those adopted by the AMBER force-field produces a more accurate description of the ionic solution. In the later case, formation of salt aggregates is probably indicative of an artifact resulting from misbalanced force-field parameters. Because similar results were obtained with two different water parameter sets, the simulations exclude a water model dependency in the formation of anomalous ionic clusters. Overall, the results strongly suggest that for accurate modeling of ions in biomolecular systems, great care should be taken in choosing balanced ionic parameters even when using the most popular force-fields. These results invite a reexamination of older data obtained using available force-fields and a thorough check of the quality of current parameters sets by performing simulations at finite (>0.25 M) instead of minimal salt conditions. PMID:26627627

  6. Oxidative stability and antioxidant enzyme activities of dry-cured bacons as affected by the partial substitution of NaCl with KCl.

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    Wu, Haizhou; Yan, Wenjing; Zhuang, Hong; Huang, Mingming; Zhao, Jianying; Zhang, Jianhao

    2016-06-15

    This study investigated the influence of partial substitution of NaCl with KCl on protein and lipid oxidation as well as antioxidant enzyme activities in dry-cured bacons during processing. The partial substitution was 0% KCl (I), 40% KCl (II), and 70% KCl (III). Compared with 0% KCl (I), the substitution of 40% NaCl with KCl did not significantly influence the protein and lipid oxidation and antioxidant enzyme activities. The bacons that were treated with 70% KCl treatment (III) showed increased lipid oxidation and antioxidant enzyme GSH-Px activity, whereas samples treated with formulas I and II showed higher protein oxidation and antioxidant enzyme catalase activity. These results demonstrate that the substitution of NaCl with KCl by more than 40% may significantly affect protein and lipid oxidation and that for the substitution of NaCl in further processed meat products with other chloride salts, salt content is very important for control of protein and lipid biochemical changes in finished products. PMID:26868571

  7. Densities of L-Glutamic Acid HCl Drug in Aqueous NaCl and KCl Solutions at Different Temperatures

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    Ryshetti, Suresh; Raghuram, Noothi; Rani, Emmadi Jayanthi; Tangeda, Savitha Jyostna

    2016-04-01

    Densities (ρ ) of (0.01 to 0.07) {mol}{\\cdot } {kg}^{-1} L-Glutamic acid HCl (L-HCl) drug in water, and in aqueous NaCl and KCl (0.5 and 1.0) {mol}{\\cdot } {kg}^{-1} solutions have been reported as a function of temperature at T = (298.15, 303.15, 308.15, and 313.15) K and atmospheric pressure. The accurate density (ρ ) values are used to estimate the various parameters such as the apparent molar volume (V_{2,{\\upphi }}), the partial molar volume (V2^{∞}), the isobaric thermal expansion coefficient (α 2), the partial molar expansion (E2^{∞}), and Hepler's constant (partial 2V2^{∞}/partial T2)P. The Cosphere overlap model is used to understand the solute-solvent interactions in a ternary mixture (L-HCl drug + NaCl or KCl + water). Hepler's constant (partial 2V2^{∞}/partial T2)_P is utilized to interpret the structure-making or -breaking ability of L-HCl drug in aqueous NaCl and KCl solutions, and the results are inferred that L-HCl drug acts as a structure maker, i.e., kosmotrope in aqueous NaCl solutions and performs as a structure breaker, i.e., chaotrope in aqueous KCl solutions.

  8. KCl reabsorption by the lower malpighian tubule of rhodnius prolixus: inhibition by Cl(-) channel blockers and acetazolamide.

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    O'Donnell, M J.; Fletcher, M; Haley, C A.

    1997-07-01

    Iono- and osmoregulation by the blood-feeding hemipteran Rhodnius prolixus involves co-ordinated actions of the upper and lower Malpighian tubules. The upper tubule secretes ions (Na(+), K(+), Cl(-)) and water, whereas the lower tubule reabsorbs K(+) and Cl(-) but not water. The extent of KCl reabsorption by the lower tubule in vitro was monitored by ion-selective microelectrode measurement of Cl(-) and/or K(+) concentration in droplets of fluid secreted by Malpighian tubules isolated under oil. An earlier study proposed that K(+) reabsorption involves an omeprazole-sensitive apical K(+)/H(+) ATPase and Ba(2+)-sensitive basolateral K(+) channels. This paper examines the effects acetazolamide and of compounds that inhibit chloride channels, Cl(-)/HCO(3)(-) exchangers and Na(+)/K(+)/2Cl(-) or K(+)/Cl(-) co-transporters. The results suggest that Cl(-) reabsorption is inhibited by acetazolamide and by Cl(-) channel blockers, including diphenylamine-2-carboxylate(DPC) and 5-nitro-2-(3-phenylpropylamino) benzoic acid (NPPB), but not by compounds that block Na(+)/K(+)/Cl(-) and K(+)/Cl(-) co-transporters. Measurements of transepithelial potential and basolateral membrane potential during changes in bathing saline chloride concentration indicate the presence of DPC- and NPPB-sensitive chloride channels in the basolateral membrane. A working hypothesis of ion movements during KCl reabsorption proposes that Cl(-) moves from lumen to cell through a stilbene-insensitive Cl(-)/HCO(3)(-) exchanger and then exits the cell through basolateral Cl(-) channels. PMID:12769977

  9. Uncertainties of Gaseous Oxidized Mercury Measurements Using KCl-Coated Denuders, Cation-Exchange Membranes, and Nylon Membranes: Humidity Influences.

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    Huang, Jiaoyan; Gustin, Mae Sexauer

    2015-05-19

    Quantifying the concentration of gaseous oxidized mercury (GOM) and identifying the chemical compounds in the atmosphere are important for developing accurate local, regional, and global biogeochemical cycles. The major hypothesis driving this work was that relative humidity affects collection of GOM on KCl-coated denuders and nylon membranes, both currently being applied to measure GOM. Using a laboratory manifold system and ambient air, GOM capture efficiency on 3 different collection surfaces, including KCl-coated denuders, nylon membranes, and cation-exchange membranes, was investigated at relative humidity ranging from 25 to 75%. Recovery of permeated HgBr2 on KCl-coated denuders declined by 4-60% during spikes of relative humidity (25 to 75%). When spikes were turned off GOM recoveries returned to 60 19% of permeated levels. In some cases, KCl-coated denuders were gradually passivated over time after additional humidity was applied. In this study, GOM recovery on nylon membranes decreased with high humidity and ozone concentrations. However, additional humidity enhanced GOM recovery on cation-exchange membranes. In addition, reduction and oxidation of elemental mercury during experiments was observed. The findings in this study can help to explain field observations in previous studies. PMID:25877790

  10. Protons and light fragments in Ar+KCl at 1.76 AGeV measured with HADES

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    Schuldes, Heidi; Lorenz, Manuel; HADES-Collaboration

    2015-04-01

    We present transverse momentum spectra, rapidity distributions and multiplicities of protons, deuterons and tritons measured with the High Acceptance DiElectronSpectrometer HADES in the reaction Ar(1.76A GeV)+KCl. This completes the HADES data set measured in this reaction, comprising dielectronsand various lighter hadrons.

  11. K-Cl cotransport modulation by intracellular Mg in erythrocytes from mice bred for low and high Mg levels.

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    De Franceschi, L; Villa-Moruzzi, E; Fumagalli, L; Brugnara, C; Turrini, F; Motta, R; Veghini, E; Corato, C; Alper, S L; Berton, G

    2001-10-01

    Mg is an important determinant of erythrocyte cation transport system(s) activity. We investigated cation transport in erythrocytes from mice bred for high (MGH) and low (MGL) Mg levels in erythrocytes and plasma. We found that K-Cl cotransport activity was higher in MGL than in MGH erythrocytes, and this could explain their higher mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration, median density, and reduced cell K content. Although mouse KCC1 protein abundance was comparable in MGL and MGH erythrocytes, activities of Src family tyrosine kinases were higher in MGH than in MGL erythrocytes. In contrast, protein phosphatase (PP) isoform 1 alpha (PP1 alpha) enzymatic activity, which has been suggested to play a positive regulatory role in K-Cl cotransport, was lower in MGH than in MGL erythrocytes. Additionally, we found that the Src family kinase c-Fgr tyrosine phosphorylates PP1 alpha in vitro. These findings suggest that in vivo downregulation of K-Cl cotransport activity by Mg is mediated by enhanced Src family kinase activity, leading to inhibition of the K-Cl cotransport stimulator PP1. PMID:11546677

  12. KCl -Permeabilized Pancreatic Islets: An Experimental Model to Explore the Messenger Role of ATP in the Mechanism of Insulin Secretion

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    Deeney, Jude T.; Corkey, Barbara E.

    2015-01-01

    Our previous work has demonstrated that islet depolarization with KCl opens connexin36 hemichannels in β-cells of mouse pancreatic islets allowing the exchange of small metabolites with the extracellular medium. In this study, the opening of these hemichannels has been further characterized in rat islets and INS–1 cells. Taking advantage of hemicannels’opening, the uptake of extracellular ATP and its effect on insulin release were investigated. 70 mM KCl stimulated light emission by luciferin in dispersed rat islets cells transduced with the fire-fly luciferase gene: it was suppressed by 20 mM glucose and 50 μM mefloquine, a specific connexin36 inhibitor. Extracellular ATP was taken up or released by islets depolarized with 70 mM KCl at 5 mM glucose, depending on the external ATP concentration. 1 mM ATP restored the loss of ATP induced by the depolarization itself. ATP concentrations above 5 mM increased islet ATP content and the ATP/ADP ratio. No ATP uptake occurred in non-depolarized or KCl-depolarized islets simultaneously incubated with 50 μM mefloquine or 20 mM glucose. Extracellular ATP potentiated the secretory response induced by 70 mM KCl at 5 mM glucose in perifused rat islets: 5 mM ATP triggered a second phase of insulin release after the initial peak triggered by KCl-depolarization itself; at 10 mM, it increased both the initial, KCl-dependent, peak and stimulated a greater second phase of secretion than at 5 mM. These stimulatory effects of extracellular ATP were almost completely suppressed by 50 μM mefloquine. The magnitude of the second phase of insulin release due to 5 mM extracellular ATP was decreased by addition of 5 mM ADP (extracellular ATP/ADP ratio = 1). ATP acts independently of KATP channels closure and its intracellular concentration and its ATP/ADP ratio seems to regulate the magnitude of both the first (triggering) and second (amplifying) phases of glucose-induced insulin secretion. PMID:26444014

  13. Corrosion and Microstructure Correlation in Molten LiCl-KCl Medium

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    Ravi Shankar, A.; Mathiya, S.; Thyagarajan, K.; Kamachi Mudali, U.

    2010-07-01

    Pyrochemical reprocessing in molten chloride salt medium has been considered as one of the best options for the reprocessing of spent metallic fuels of future fast breeder reactors. The unit operations such as salt preparation, electrorefining, and cathode processing involve the presence of molten LiCl-KCl eutectic salt from 673 to 1373 K (400 to 1100 C). The present work discusses the corrosion behavior of electroformed nickel (EF Ni) without and with nickel-tungsten (Ni-W) coating, 316L SS, and INCONEL 625 alloy in molten LiCl-KCl eutectic salt at 673 K, 773 K, and 873 K (400 C, 500 C, and 600 C) in the presence of air. The weight percent loss of the exposed samples was determined by the weight loss method and surface morphology of the salt exposed, and product layers were examined by scanning electron microscopy (SEM). X-ray diffraction (XRD) and energy-dispersive X-ray (EDX) analysis were also carried out on the exposed and corrosion product layers to understand the phases present and the corrosion mechanism involved. The results of the present study indicated that INCONEL 625 alloy showed superior corrosion resistance compared to electroformed nickel (EF Ni), EF Ni with nickel-tungsten (Ni-W) coating (EF Ni-W), and 316L SS. The EF Ni with Ni-W coating exhibits better corrosion resistance than EF Ni without tungsten coating. Based on the surface morphology, XRD, and EDX analysis of corrosion product layers, the mechanism of corrosion of INCONEL 625 and 316L involves formation of chromium-rich compound at the surface and subsequent spallation. For the EF Ni, the porous thick NiO corrosion product allows the penetration of salt, thus accelerating the corrosion. Improved corrosion resistance of EF Ni-W was attributed to the W-rich NiO layer, while for INCONEL 625, the adherent and protective NiO layer improved the corrosion resistance. The article highlights the results of the present investigation.

  14. Swelling activation of K-Cl cotransport in LK sheep erythrocytes: a three-state process

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    1993-01-01

    K-Cl cotransport in LK sheep erythrocytes is activated by osmotic swelling and inhibited by shrinkage. The mechanism by which changes in cell volume are transduced into changes in transport was investigated by measuring time courses of changes in transport after osmotic challenges in cells with normal and reduced Mg concentrations. When cells of normal volume and normal Mg are swollen, there is a delay of 10 min or more before the final steady-state flux is achieved, as there is for swelling activation of K-Cl cotransport in erythrocytes of other species. The delay was shown to be independent of the extent of swelling. There was also a delay after shrinkage inactivation of cotransport. Reducing cellular Mg concentration activates cotransport. Swelling of low-Mg cells activates cotransport further, but with no measurable delay. In contrast, there is a delay in shrinkage inactivation of cotransport in low-Mg cells. The results are interpreted in terms of a three-state model: [formula see text] in which A state, B state, and C state transporters have relatively slow, intermediate, and fast transport rates, respectively. Most transporters in shrunken cells with normal Mg are in the A state. Swelling converts transporters to the B state in the rate-limiting process, followed by rapid conversion to the C state. Reducing cell Mg also promotes the A-- >B conversion. Swelling of low-Mg cells activates transport rapidly because of the initial predominance of B state transporters. The results support the following conclusions about the rate constants of the three-state model: k21 is the rate constant for a Mg-promoted process that is inhibited by swelling; k12 is not volume sensitive. Both k23 and k32 are increased by swelling and reduced by shrinkage; they are rate constants for a single process, whereas k12 and k21 are rate constants for separate processes. Finally, the A-->B conversion entails an increase in Jmax of the transporters, and the B-->C conversion entails an increase in the affinity of the transporters for K. PMID:8336103

  15. Simple large-scale synthesis of hydroxyapatite nanoparticles: in situ observation of crystallization process.

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    Kim, Dong Wook; Cho, In-Sun; Kim, Jin Young; Jang, Hae Lin; Han, Gill Sang; Ryu, Hyun-Seung; Shin, Heungsoo; Jung, Hyun Suk; Kim, Hyungtak; Hong, Kug Sun

    2010-01-01

    The noble synthesis method for hydroxyapatite (HAp) nanoparticles was exploited using a fairly simple reaction of Ca(OH)(2) and H(3)PO(4), which does not generate residual harmful anions and consequently does not need an additional washing process. HAp nanoparticles were found to yield from dicalcium phosphate dehydrate (DCPD) as the only intermediate phase, which was monitored by in situ observation study using X-ray diffraction (XRD), Fourier transform infrared (FT-IR), (1)H and (31)P magic-angle spinning (MAS) NMR. Furthermore, we found that the phase evolution of HAp was preceded by heteronucleation of HAp onto the DCPD surface. The combination of scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectroscopy (ICP-ES) analysis gave more information on the HAp crystallization process, which was found to be retarded by the residual Ca(OH)(2) and slow diffusion process of Ca ions into the interface between HAp and DCPD. These results demonstrate that the synthesis of pure HAp nanoparticles with high throughput can be achieved by controlling the residual Ca(OH)(2) and diffusion process of Ca ions. PMID:19810677

  16. Optical diagnostic of bipolar electrical discharges in HCl, KCl, and KOH solutions

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    Miron, C.; Bratescu, M. A.; Takai, O.; Saito, N.

    2011-06-15

    In this work, the characteristics of the plasma generated in HCl, KCl, and KOH solutions were analyzed using electrical and optical diagnostic techniques. Electrical discharges were initiated between two tungsten electrodes. Current and voltage characteristics have shown the features of a spark discharge for all of the solutions used in the experiment. The reactive species identified in the optical emission spectra depended on the type of solution used to generate the plasma. The time evolution of the reactive species depended on the nature of the solution and on the polarity of the applied pulse. The absorption spectra of the OH radical (X{sup 2}{Pi}{yields} A{sup 2}{Sigma}{sup +}) were acquired when the voltage pulses were applied to the electrodes, with the intensity being lower in the regions between the pulses. The OH radical density was highest for the HCl solution plasma (2 x 10{sup 17} cm{sup -3}) when positive voltage pulses were applied to the electrodes.

  17. Lattice Relaxation of Self-Trapped Excitons in Binary Mixed Crystals of KCl and KBr

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    Tanaka, Koichiro; Kan'no, Ken-ichi; Nakai, Yoshio

    1990-04-01

    Change of emission bands in KCl1-xBrx mixed crystals has been investigated at liquid helium temperature (LHeT) to make clear the nature of lattice relaxation of the self-trapped exciton (STE). When x<0.03, two emission bands appear at 3.60 eV and 4.88 eV. These emission bands have been confirmed to originate from a triplet state and a singlet state of localized excitons created at Br- dimer centers, respectively. With increase of x, the 4.88 eV band shifts gradually toward the low energy side to become finally the ? emission band in KBr (x{=}1.0), but the 3.60 eV band diminishes on the way. Instead, a new emission band, which appears in the lower energy side, is connected to the ? emission band in KBr. The discontinuity between the 3.60 eV band and the ? band has been attributed to an additional lattice distortion characteristic to the initial state of the ? emission. An off-center displacement of the Br2- core of the STE is suggested as a candidate for the type of the additional distortion.

  18. Adsorption-induced changes of intramolecular optical transitions: PTCDA/NaCl and PTCDA/KCl.

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    Hochheim, Manuel; Bredow, Thomas

    2015-09-15

    Structural and optical properties of isolated perylene-3,4,9,10-tetracarboxylic acid dianhydride molecules adsorbed on (100) oriented NaCl and KCl surfaces were studied theoretically to analyze the recently observed red-shift of the optical excitation spectrum after adsorption (Mller et al., Phys. Rev. B, 2011, 83, 241203; Paulheim et al. Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2013, 15, 4906). The ground-state structures were obtained by periodic dispersion-corrected density functional theory (DFT) calculations. For the excited-state calculations, nonperiodic time-dependent DFT methods were applied for a cluster model embedded in point charges. The range-separated hybrid functional CAM-B3LYP was used. Correlation-consistent basis sets were used and the calculated excitation energies were extrapolated to the complete basis set limit. The shift of the first optical excitation energy was analyzed in terms of electronic and geometric contributions. It was found that both the distortion of the molecule due to the interaction with the surface and the electrostatic potential of the surface play an important role. PMID:26152591

  19. Protein-salt binding data from potentiometric titrations of lysozyme in aqueous solutions containing KCl

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    Engmann, J.; Blanch, H.W.; Prausnitz, J.M. |

    1997-03-01

    An existing method for potentiometric titrations of proteins was improved, tested and applied to titrations of the enzyme hen-egg-white lysozyme in aqueous solutions containing KCl at ionic strengths from 0.1 M to 2.0 M at 25 C. Information about the protein`s net charge dependence on pH and ionic strength were obtained and salt binding numbers for the system were calculated using a linkage concept. For the pH range 2.5--11.5, the net charge slightly but distinctly increases with increasing ionic strength between 0.1 M and 2.0 M. The differences are most distinct in the pH region below 5. Above pH 11.35, the net charge decreases with increasing ionic strength. Preliminary calculation of binding numbers from titration curves at 0.1 M and 1.0 M showed selective association of chloride anions and expulsion of potassium ions at low pH. Ion-binding numbers from this work will be used to evaluate thermodynamic properties and to correlate crystallization or precipitation phase-equilibrium data in terms of a model based on the integral-equation theory of fluids which is currently under development.

  20. Sites of Regulated Phosphorylation that Control K-Cl Cotransporter Activity

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    Rinehart, Jesse; Maksimova, Yelena D.; Tanis, Jessica E.; Stone, Kathryn L.; Hodson, Caleb A.; Zhang, Junhui; Risinger, Mary; Pan, Weijun; Wu, Dianqing; Colangelo, Christopher M.; Forbush, Biff; Joiner, Clinton H.; Gulcicek, Erol E.; Gallagher, Patrick G.; Lifton, Richard P.

    2010-01-01

    Summary Modulation of intracellular chloride concentration ([Cl−]i) plays a fundamental role in cell volume regulation and neuronal response to GABA. Cl− exit via K-Cl cotransporters (KCCs) is a major determinant of [Cl−]I; however, mechanisms governing KCC activities are poorly understood. We identified two sites in KCC3 that are rapidly dephosphorylated in hypotonic conditions in cultured cells and human red blood cells in parallel with increased transport activity. Alanine substitutions at these sites result in constitutively active cotransport. These sites are highly phosphorylated in plasma membrane KCC3 in isotonic conditions, suggesting that dephosphorylation increases KCC3's intrinsic transport activity. Reduction of WNK1 expression via RNA interference reduces phosphorylation at these sites. Homologous sites are phosphorylated in all human KCCs. KCC2 is partially phosphorylated in neonatal mouse brain and dephosphorylated in parallel with KCC2 activation. These findings provide insight into regulation of [Cl−]i and have implications for control of cell volume and neuronal function. PMID:19665974

  1. Sites of regulated phosphorylation that control K-Cl cotransporter activity.

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    Rinehart, Jesse; Maksimova, Yelena D; Tanis, Jessica E; Stone, Kathryn L; Hodson, Caleb A; Zhang, Junhui; Risinger, Mary; Pan, Weijun; Wu, Dianqing; Colangelo, Christopher M; Forbush, Biff; Joiner, Clinton H; Gulcicek, Erol E; Gallagher, Patrick G; Lifton, Richard P

    2009-08-01

    Modulation of intracellular chloride concentration ([Cl(-)](i)) plays a fundamental role in cell volume regulation and neuronal response to GABA. Cl(-) exit via K-Cl cotransporters (KCCs) is a major determinant of [Cl(-)](I); however, mechanisms governing KCC activities are poorly understood. We identified two sites in KCC3 that are rapidly dephosphorylated in hypotonic conditions in cultured cells and human red blood cells in parallel with increased transport activity. Alanine substitutions at these sites result in constitutively active cotransport. These sites are highly phosphorylated in plasma membrane KCC3 in isotonic conditions, suggesting that dephosphorylation increases KCC3's intrinsic transport activity. Reduction of WNK1 expression via RNA interference reduces phosphorylation at these sites. Homologous sites are phosphorylated in all human KCCs. KCC2 is partially phosphorylated in neonatal mouse brain and dephosphorylated in parallel with KCC2 activation. These findings provide insight into regulation of [Cl(-)](i) and have implications for control of cell volume and neuronal function. PMID:19665974

  2. An investigation of ruthenium coating from LiCl-KCl eutectic melt

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    Kartal Sireli, G.

    2014-10-01

    In this study, electrodeposition of ruthenium (Ru) from LiCl-KCl eutectic melt was investigated in a systematic manner and the effects of process parameters namely current density, time and agitation of electrolyte on the thickness and morphology of Ru layer were explored. The presence of Ru on graphite substrates was confirmed by thin film X-ray diffraction method. The Ru coatings formed at all electrodeposition conditions appeared as a white/gray deposit. The typical "faceted structure" was observed on the surface of Ru deposited at 3 and 7 mA/cm2. Fracture cross-section examinations revealed the columnar morphology of Ru which was twinned with boundaries. The smooth appearance of Ru coating became uneven and rough with coarse nodules at 12 mA/cm2. The thickness of Ru increased with increasing both current density and time at stationary electrodeposition conditions. A dense and 7.5 ?m thick Ru coating was possible to grow on graphite without any agitation at 3 mA/cm2 for 2 h. The highest cathodic current efficiency (?), 99.68%, was achieved at 3 mA/cm2 after 2 h of electrodeposition time with the rotating cathode speed of 50 rpm. The cross sectional micro-indentation studies indicated that the Ru layer has hardness as high as 450 10 HV.

  3. Transmission Line Modeling Applied to Hot Corrosion of Fe-40at.pctAl in Molten LiCl-KCl

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    Barraza-Fierro, Jesus Israel; Espinosa-Medina, Marco Antonio; Castaneda, Homero

    2015-12-01

    The effect of Cu and Li additions to the intermetallic alloy Fe-40at.pctAl on the corrosion performance in an LiCl-55wtpctKCl molten eutectic salt was studied by means of electrochemical impedance spectroscopy, transmission line modeling (TLM), and cathodic polarization. The tests were done at 723 K, 773 K, and 823 K (450 C, 500 C, and 550 C), for 60 and 720 minutes. The element additions could improve the corrosion resistance of Fe-40at.pctAl in molten LiCl-KCl, while TLM could characterize and quantify the interfacial processes in hot corrosion. The polarization curves helped to establish the possible cathodic reactions in the experimental conditions.

  4. First-principles calculation of principal Hugoniot and K-shell X-ray absorption spectra for warm dense KCl

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    Zhao, Shijun; Zhang, Shen; Kang, Wei; Li, Zi; Zhang, Ping; He, Xian-Tu

    2015-06-01

    Principal Hugoniot and K-shell X-ray absorption spectra of warm dense KCl are calculated using the first-principles molecular dynamics (FPMD) method. Evolution of electronic structures as well as the influence of the approximate description of ionization on pressure (caused by the underestimation of the energy gap between conduction bands and valence bands) in the first-principles method are illustrated by the calculation. It is shown that approximate description of ionization in FPMD has small influence on Hugoniot pressure due to mutual compensation of electronic kinetic pressure and virial pressure. The calculation of X-ray absorption spectra shows that the band gap of KCl persists after the pressure ionization of the 3p electrons of Cl and K taking place at lower energy, which provides a detailed understanding to the evolution of electronic structures of warm dense matter.

  5. Influences on the gamma-muscle spindle system from muscle afferents stimulated by KCl and lactic acid.

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    Johansson, H; Djupsjbacka, M; Sjlander, P

    1993-01-01

    It is known that accumulation of contraction metabolites in muscles stimulates group III and IV afferents and induces excitation of gamma-efferents to the homonymous muscle. The aim of the present study was to investigate whether increased concentrations of lactic acid and KCl in one muscle may influence the activity in primary and secondary muscle spindle afferents (MSAs) from the chemically affected muscle and from surrounding muscles. The experiments were made on 7 cats anesthetized with alpha-chloralose. Recordings were made simultaneously from 2-8 single MSAs from the triceps surae (GS) and the posterior biceps and semitendinosus muscles (PBSt). The mean rate of firing and the depth of modulation of MSA responses to sinusoidal stretching of the receptor-bearing muscles were determined. Responses of 27 primary MSAs (11 from PBSt and 16 from GS) were recorded. On 24 of these clear-cut alterations in sinusoidal response were evoked by injection of 1 ml of KCl (50-600 mM) or 1 ml of lactic acid (20-200 mM) into the artery supply of the GS muscle. Also, all secondary MSAs recorded (4 from PBSt and 1 from GS) showed sizable effects to increased intramuscular concentrations of KCl and/or lactic acid. On both primary and secondary MSAs, from GS as well as from PBSt muscles, nearly all effects observed were compatible with activation of static fusimotor neurons. Effects on MSAs were completely abolished when the ipsilateral L7-L6 ventral roots were cut and when the GS nerve was anesthetized. Intravenous injections of KCl and lactic acid, as well as arterial injections of 0.9% NaCl, were ineffective in changing the MSA responses.(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 250 WORDS) PMID:8387164

  6. Preparation of Al-La Master Alloy by Thermite Reaction in NaF-NaCl-KCl Molten Salt

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    Jang, Poknam; Li, Hyonmo; Kim, Wenjae; Wang, Zhaowen; Liu, Fengguo

    2015-05-01

    A NaF-NaCl-KCl ternary system containing La2O3 was investigated for the preparation of Al-La master alloy by the thermite reaction method. The solubility of La2O3 in NaF-NaCl-KCl molten salt was determined by the method of isothermal solution saturation. Inductively coupled plasma-optical emission spectroscopy and x-ray diffraction (XRD) analyses were used to consider the content of La2O3 in molten salt and the supernatant composition of molten salt after dissolution of La2O3, respectively. The results showed that the content of NaF had a positive influence on the solubility of La2O3 in NaF-NaCl-KCl molten salts, and the solubility of La2O3 could reach 8.71 wt.% in molten salts of 50 wt.%NaF-50 wt.% (44 wt.%NaCl + 56 wt.%KCl). The XRD pattern of cooling molten salt indicated the formation of LaOF in molten salt, which was probably obtained by the reaction between NaF and La2O3. The kinetic study showed that the thermite reaction was in accord with a first-order reaction model. The main influence factors on La content in the Al-La master alloy product, including molten salt composition, amount of Al, concentration of La2O3, stirring, reduction time and temperature, were investigated by single-factor experimentation. The content of La in the Al-La master alloy could be reached to 10.1 wt.%.

  7. Electromotive force responses of Cl[sub 2] gas sensor using BaCl[sub 2]-KCl solid electrolyte

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    Aono, Hiromichi; Sugimoto, Eisuke . Dept. of Industrial Chemistry); Mori, Yoshiaki; Okajima, Yasuhiro . Niihama Research Lab.)

    1993-11-01

    Chlorine is the most important halogen in industrial production. Chlorine exhaust gas has become a serious problem with regard to air pollution and acid rain in recent years. Solid electrolyte-type gas sensors are superior for SO[sub x] or CO[sub 2] detection because of their rapid response. A Cl[sub 2] gas sensor using BaCl[sub 2]-KCl solid electrolyte was investigated. The conductivity was greatly enhanced by KCl doping of the (1 [minus] x)BaCl[sub 2][minus]x KCl system, and a maximum conductivity of 5.6 [times] 10[sup [minus]5]S [times] cm[sup [minus]1] at 573 K was obtained for x = 0.02. The sensor probe was prepared by a melting method at 1,373 K. The electromotive force (EMF) measurement with the Cl[sub 2] gas sensor using the 0.97BaCl[sub 2]-0.03KCl solid electrolyte was performed with an Ag-AgCl solid reference electrode and an RuO[sub 2] measuring electrode. Good agreement between the measured and the calculated EMF values was obtained for Cl[sub 2] gas concentrations from 50 to 10,000 ppm at 623 K. The EMF response time with a change in Cl[sub 2] concentration is ca. 1 min for above 100 ppm and 2 to 5 min for lower concentrations. The measured EMF was not influenced by O[sub 2] or CO[sub 2] gas concentration. This sensor probe was very stable in the presence of water vapor at 623 K during a 90 day test period.

  8. An optimal method for phosphorylation of rare earth chlorides in LiCl-KCl eutectic based waste salt

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    Eun, H. C.; Kim, J. H.; Cho, Y. Z.; Choi, J. H.; Lee, T. K.; Park, H. S.; Park, G. I.

    2013-11-01

    A study on an optimal method for the phosphorylation of rare earth chlorides in LiCl-KCl eutectic waste salt generated the pyrochemical process of spent nuclear fuel was performed. A reactor with a pitched four blade impeller was designed to create a homogeneous mixing zone in LiCl-KCl eutectic salt. A phosphorylation test of NdCl3 in the salt was carried out by changing the operation conditions (operation temperature, stirring rate, agent injection amount). Based on the results of the test, a proper operation condition (450 C, 300 rpm, 1 eq. of phosphorylation agent) for over a 0.99 conversion ratio of NdCl3 to NdPO4 was determined. Under this condition, multi-component rare earth (La, Ce, Pr, Nd, Sm, Eu, Gd, Y) chlorides were effectively converted into phosphate forms. It was confirmed that the existing regeneration process of LiCl-KCl eutectic waste salt can be greatly improved and simplified through these phosphorylation test results.

  9. Epitaxial growth of Ge-Sb-Te films on KCl by high deposition rate pulsed laser deposition

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    Thelander, E.; Gerlach, J. W.; Ross, U.; Frost, F.; Rauschenbach, B.

    2014-06-01

    Pulsed laser deposition was employed to deposit epitaxial Ge2Sb2Te5-layers (GST) on (100) oriented KCl-substrates. XRD-measurements show a process temperature window for epitaxial growth of the cubic phase between 200 and 300 °C. Below 250 °C (111) oriented GST dominates the growth process and above 250 °C the (100) orientation is the dominating one. Pole figure measurements confirm these results and additionally reveal that the (111) orientation consists of 4 domains with 90° azimuthal separation with an initial 15° rotation with the substrate lattice, i.e., [2-1-1]GST || [100]KCl. The (100) orientation grows cube-on-cube with KCl. A systematic variation of the deposition rate showed that it is possible to obtain epitaxial films in the range between 2.5 and 250 nm/min with no significant deterioration of crystal quality. A smooth topography of (111) oriented films was found, whereas the (100) dominated films in general show higher surface roughness as evidenced from atomic force microscopy investigations.

  10. Kinetics of desorption of KCL from polyvinyl alcohol-borate hydrogel in aqueous-alcoholic solvents at different temperatures

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    Saeed, Rehana; Abdeen, Zain Ul

    2015-11-01

    Desorption kinetics of adsorbed KCl from Polyvinyl alcohol borate hydrogel was studied by conductivity method in aqueous system and aqueous binary solvent system using 50% aqueous-methanol, aqueous- ethanol and aqueous-propanol at different temperature ranging from 293 to 313 K. Desorption process follows pseudo first order and intra particle diffusion kinetics was analyzed on the basis of linear regression coefficient R 2 and chi square test χ2 values. The process of desorption of KCl from hydrogel was favorable in aqueous system, the study reveals the fact that the polarity of solvent influenced the kinetics of desorption, on decrement of polarity of solvent rate, rate constant and intra particle rate constant decreases. Based on intra particle kinetic equation fitting it was concluded that desorption was initiated by removal of ions from surface of hydrogel later on ions interacted inside the cross linked unit was also become free. Temperature enhances the rate, rate constant and intra particle rate constant. Thermodynamic parameters attributed towards the fact that the process of desorption of KCl from hydrogel is non-spontaneous in nature.

  11. Physiologically relevant concentrations of NaCl and KCl increase DNA photocleavage by an N-substituted 9-aminomethylanthracene dye.

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    Terry, Carla A; Fernández, María-José; Gude, Lourdes; Lorente, Antonio; Grant, Kathryn B

    2011-11-29

    This paper describes the synthesis of a new 9-aminomethylanthracene dye N-substituted with a pyridinylpolyamine side chain (4). The effects of NaCl and KCl on anthracene/DNA interactions were then studied, with the goal of simulating the conditions of high ionic strength that a DNA photosensitizer might encounter in the cell nucleus (~150 mM of NaCl and 260 mM of KCl). As exemplified by methylene blue (5), the expected effect of increasing ionic strength is to decrease DNA binding and photocleavage yields. In contrast, the addition of 150 mM of NaCl in combination with 260 mM of KCl to photocleavage reactions containing micromolar concentrations of 4 triggers the conversion of supercoiled, nicked, and linear forms of pUC19 plasmid into a highly degraded band of DNA fragments (350 nm hν, pH 7.0). Circular dichroism spectra point to a correlation between salt-induced unwinding of the DNA helix and the increase in DNA photocleavage yields. The results of circular dichroism, UV-vis absorption, fluorescence emission, thermal denaturation, and photocleavage inhibition experiments suggest that the combination of salts causes a change in the DNA binding mode of 4 from intercalation to an external interaction. This in turn leads to an increase in the anthracene-sensitized production of DNA-damaging reactive oxygen species. PMID:22014335

  12. The effect of substitution of NaCl with KCl on chemical composition and functional properties of low-moisture Mozzarella cheese.

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    Ayyash, M M; Shah, N P

    2011-08-01

    The effect of NaCl substitution with KCl on chemical composition, organic acids profile, soluble calcium, and functionality of low-moisture Mozzarella cheese (LMMC) was investigated. Functionality (meltability and browning), organic acids profile, and chemical composition were determined. Chemical composition showed no significant difference between experimental cheeses at same storage period, and same salt treatment. Meltability of LMMC salted with 3NaCl:1KCl, 1NaCl:1KCl, and 1NaCl:3KCl was higher compared with only NaCl (control). The amount of soluble Ca and P increased significantly during storage, with no significant difference between salt treatments. Organic acids profile did not differ between salt treatments at the same storage time. PMID:21787912

  13. Diffusional creep of multicomponent systems. Progress report, February 1, 1980-January 31, 1981. [Dislocation-crack interactions; photoplastic and electroplastic effects in KCl

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    Li, J.C.M.

    1981-01-01

    Topics for which significant results are reported include dislocation-crack interactions, impression creep of Al polycrystals, and photoplastic and electroplastic effects in additively colored KCl. 9 figures. (DLC)

  14. Kinetics of the B1-B2 phase transition in KCl under rapid compression

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    Lin, Chuanlong; Smith, Jesse S.; Sinogeikin, Stanislav V.; Park, Changyong; Kono, Yoshio; Kenney-Benson, Curtis; Rod, Eric; Shen, Guoyin

    2016-01-01

    Kinetics of the B1-B2 phase transition in KCl has been investigated under various compression rates (0.03-13.5 GPa/s) in a dynamic diamond anvil cell using time-resolved x-ray diffraction and fast imaging. Our experimental data show that the volume fraction across the transition generally gives sigmoidal curves as a function of pressure during rapid compression. Based upon classical nucleation and growth theories (Johnson-Mehl-Avrami-Kolmogorov theories), we propose a model that is applicable for studying kinetics for the compression rates studied. The fit of the experimental volume fraction as a function of pressure provides information on effective activation energy and average activation volume at a given compression rate. The resulting parameters are successfully used for interpreting several experimental observables that are compression-rate dependent, such as the transition time, grain size, and over-pressurization. The effective activation energy (Qeff) is found to decrease linearly with the logarithm of compression rate. When Qeff is applied to the Arrhenius equation, this relationship can be used to interpret the experimentally observed linear relationship between the logarithm of the transition time and logarithm of the compression rates. The decrease of Qeff with increasing compression rate results in the decrease of the nucleation rate, which is qualitatively in agreement with the observed change of the grain size with compression rate. The observed over-pressurization is also well explained by the model when an exponential relationship between the average activation volume and the compression rate is assumed.

  15. Current view on the functional regulation of the neuronal K+-Cl? cotransporter KCC2

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    Medina, Igor; Friedel, Perrine; Rivera, Claudio; Kahle, Kristopher T.; Kourdougli, Nazim; Uvarov, Pavel; Pellegrino, Christophe

    2014-01-01

    In the mammalian central nervous system (CNS), the inhibitory strength of chloride (Cl?)-permeable GABAA and glycine receptors (GABAAR and GlyR) depends on the intracellular Cl? concentration ([Cl?]i). Lowering [Cl?]i enhances inhibition, whereas raising [Cl?]i facilitates neuronal activity. A neuron's basal level of [Cl?]i, as well as its Cl? extrusion capacity, is critically dependent on the activity of the electroneutral K+-Cl? cotransporter KCC2, a member of the SLC12 cation-Cl? cotransporter (CCC) family. KCC2 deficiency compromises neuronal migration, formation and the maturation of GABAergic and glutamatergic synaptic connections, and results in network hyperexcitability and seizure activity. Several neurological disorders including multiple epilepsy subtypes, neuropathic pain, and schizophrenia, as well as various insults such as trauma and ischemia, are associated with significant decreases in the Cl? extrusion capacity of KCC2 that result in increases of [Cl?]i and the subsequent hyperexcitability of neuronal networks. Accordingly, identifying the key upstream molecular mediators governing the functional regulation of KCC2, and modifying these signaling pathways with small molecules, might constitute a novel neurotherapeutic strategy for multiple diseases. Here, we discuss recent advances in the understanding of the mechanisms regulating KCC2 activity, and of the role these mechanisms play in neuronal Cl? homeostasis and GABAergic neurotransmission. As KCC2 mediates electroneutral transport, the experimental recording of its activity constitutes an important research challenge; we therefore also, provide an overview of the different methodological approaches utilized to monitor function of KCC2 in both physiological and pathological conditions. PMID:24567703

  16. Molecular evidence for a role for K(+)-Cl(-) cotransporters in the kidney.

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    Melo, Zesergio; Cruz-Rangel, Silvia; Bautista, Rocio; Vzquez, Norma; Castaeda-Bueno, Mara; Mount, David B; Pasantes-Morales, Herminia; Mercado, Adriana; Gamba, Gerardo

    2013-11-15

    K(+)-Cl(-) cotransporter (KCC) isoforms 3 (KCC3) and 4 (KCC4) are expressed at the basolateral membrane of proximal convoluted tubule cells, and KCC4 is present in the basolateral membrane of the thick ascending loop of Henle's limb and ?-intercalated cells of the collecting duct. Little is known, however, about the physiological roles of these transporters in the kidney. We evaluated KCC3 and KCC4 mRNA and protein expression levels and intrarenal distribution in male Wistar rats or C57 mice under five experimental conditions: hyperglycemia after a single dose of streptozotocin, a low-salt diet, metabolic acidosis induced by ammonium chloride in drinking water, and low- or high-K(+) diets. Both KCC3 mRNA and protein expression were increased during hyperglycemia in the renal cortex and at the basolateral membrane of proximal tubule cells but not with a low-salt diet or acidosis. In contrast, KCC4 protein expression was increased by a low-sodium diet in the whole kidney and by metabolic acidosis in the renal outer medulla, specifically at the basolateral membrane of ?-intercalated cells. The increased protein expression of KCC4 by a low-salt diet was also observed in WNK4 knockout mice, suggesting that upregulation of KCC4 in these circumstances is not WNK4 dependent. No change in KCC3 or KCC4 protein expression was observed under low- or high-K(+) diets. Our data are consistent with a role for KCC3 in the proximal tubule glucose reabsorption mechanism and for KCC4 in salt reabsorption of the thick ascending loop of Henle's loop and acid secretion of the collecting duct. PMID:24089410

  17. Measurements and Analysis of Oxygen Bubble Distributions in LiCl-KCl Molten Salt

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    Ryan W. Bezzant; Supathorn Phongikaroon; Michael F. Simpson

    2013-03-01

    Transparent system experimental studies have been performed to provide measurement and analysis of oxygen bubble distributions and mass transfer coefficients at different sparging rates ranging from 0.05 to 0.20 L/min in LiCl-KCl molten salt at 500 degrees C using a high-speed digital camera and an oxygen sensor. The results reveal that bubble sizes and rise velocities increased with an increase in oxygen sparging rate. The bubbles observed were ellipsoidal in shape, and an equivalent diameter based on the ellipsoid volume was calculated. The average equivalent bubble diameters at 500 degrees C and these oxygen sparging rates range from 2.63 to 4.07 mm. Results show that the bubble equivalent diameters at each respective sparging rate are normally distributed. A Fanning friction factor correlation was produced to predict a bubbles rise velocity based on its equivalent diameter. The oxygen mass transfer coefficients for four sparging rates were calculated using the oxygenation model. These calculated values were within the order of magnitude of 10-2 cm/sec and followed a decreasing trend corresponding to an increasing bubble size and sparging rate. The diffusivities were calculated based on two different types of mechanisms, one based on physics of the bubbles and the other on systematic properties. The results reveal that diffusivity values calculated from bubble physics are 1.65 to 8.40 x 10-5 cm2/sec, which are within the range suggested by literature for gases in liquids of a similar viscosity.

  18. Development and study of cement and a phosphocalciques ceramic as medical use

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    Abbaoui, E.; Essaddek, A.; Mejdoubi, E.; Elansari, L. L.; Elgadi, M.; Hammouti, B.

    2005-03-01

    The hydroxyapatite (Ca{10}(PO{4})6(OH){2}) has a structure and a chemical composition very close to those of the mineral phase of calcified tissues. It is thus used for a long time in orthopedic and odontological surgery. In the past few years, cements which evolve toward the hydroxyapatite have been the object of several studies. This communication reports the synthesis and the study of new phosphocalcic cement, which evolves after hardening, towards a hydroxyapatite. The cement is composed of tricalcium phosphate a type (? -Ca{3}(PO{4})2), calcium hydroxide (Ca(OH){2}) and phosphoric acid (H{3}PO{4}). The sintering of hardened cement, leads to ceramics having a structure and chemical composition close to those of the bone's mineral phase. The trisodium phosphate is used as melting agent to increase the hardness of ceramics and to decrease the sintering temperature, without affecting the physicochemical properties of ceramics.

  19. In situ measurement technique for simultaneous detection of K, KCl, and KOH vapors released during combustion of solid biomass fuel in a single particle reactor.

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    Sorvajärvi, Tapio; DeMartini, Nikolai; Rossi, Jussi; Toivonen, Juha

    2014-01-01

    A quantitative and simultaneous measurement of K, KCl, and KOH vapors from a burning fuel sample combusted in a single particle reactor was performed using collinear photofragmentation and atomic absorption spectroscopy (CPFAAS) with a time resolution of 0.2 s. The previously presented CPFAAS technique was extended in this work to cover two consecutive fragmentation pulses for the photofragmentation of KCl and KOH. The spectral overlapping of the fragmentation spectra of KCl and KOH is discussed, and a linear equation system for the correction of the spectral interference is introduced. The detection limits for KCl, KOH, and K with the presented measurement arrangement and with 1 cm sample length were 0.5, 0.1, and 0.001 parts per million, respectively. The experimental setup was applied to analyze K, KCl, and KOH release from 10 mg spruce bark samples combusted at the temperatures of 850, 950, and 1050 °C with 10% of O2. The combustion experiments provided data on the form of K vapors and their release during different combustion phases and at different temperatures. The measured release histories agreed with earlier studies of K release. The simultaneous direct measurement of atomic K, KCl, and KOH will help in the impact of both the form of K in the biomass and fuel variables, such as particle size, on the release of K from biomass fuels. PMID:24480273

  20. Purification of used eutectic (LiCl-KCl) salt electrolyte from pyroprocessing

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    Cho, Yung-Zun; Lee, Tae-Kyo; Eun, Hee-Chul; Choi, Jung-Hoon; Kim, In-Tae; Park, Geun-Il

    2013-06-01

    The separation characteristics of surrogate rare-earth fission products in a eutectic (LiCl-KCl) molten salt were investigated. This system is based on the eutectic salt used for the pyroprocessing treatment of used nuclear fuel (UNF). The investigation was performed using an integrated rare-earth separation apparatus comprising a precipitation reactor, a solid detachment device, and a layer separation device. To separate rare-earth fission products, a phosphate precipitation method using both Li3PO4 and K3PO4 as a precipitant was performed. The use of an equivalent phosphate precipitant composed of 0.408 molar ratio-K3PO4 and 0.592 molar ratio-Li3PO4 can preserve the original eutectic ratio, LiCl-0.592 molar ratio (or 45.2 wt%), as well as provide a high separation efficiency of over 99.5% under conditions of 550 C and Ar sparging when using La, Nd, Ce, and Pr chlorides. The mixture of La, Nd, Ce, and Pr phosphate had a typical monoclinic (or monazite) structure, which has been proposed as a reliable host matrix for the permanent disposal of a high-level waste form. To maximize the reusability of purified eutectic waste salt after rare-earth separation, the successive rare-earth separation process, which uses both phosphate precipitation and an oxygen sparging method, were introduced and tested with eight rare-earth (Y, La, Ce, Pr, Nd, Sm, Eu and Gd) chlorides. In the successive rare-earth separation process, the phosphate reaction was terminated within 1 h at 550 C, and a 4-8 h oxygen sparging time were required to obtain over a 99% separation efficiency at 700-750 C. The mixture of rare-earth precipitates separated by the successive rare-earth separation process was found to be phosphate, oxychloride, and oxide. Through the successive rare-earth separation process, the eutectic ratio of purified salt maintained its original value, and impurity content including the residual precipitant of purified salt can be minimized.

  1. EXPLORING IO'S ATMOSPHERIC COMPOSITION WITH APEX: FIRST MEASUREMENT OF {sup 34}SO{sub 2} AND TENTATIVE DETECTION OF KCl

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    Moullet, A.; Lellouch, E.; Moreno, R.; Gurwell, M.; Black, J. H; Butler, B.

    2013-10-10

    The composition of Io's tenuous atmosphere is poorly constrained. Only the major species SO{sub 2} and a handful of minor species have been positively identified, but a variety of other molecular species should be present, based on thermochemical equilibrium models of volcanic gas chemistry and the composition of Io's environment. This paper focuses on the spectral search for expected yet undetected molecular species (KCl, SiO, S{sub 2}O) and isotopes ({sup 34}SO{sub 2}). We analyze a disk-averaged spectrum of a potentially line-rich spectral window around 345 GHz, obtained in 2010 at the APEX 12 m antenna. Using different models assuming either extended atmospheric distributions or a purely volcanically sustained atmosphere, we tentatively measure the KCl relative abundance with respect to SO{sub 2} and derive a range of 4 10{sup 4}-8 10{sup 3}. We do not detect SiO or S{sub 2}O and present new upper limits on their abundances. We also present the first measurement of the {sup 34}S/{sup 32}S isotopic ratio in gas phase on Io, which appears to be twice as high as the Earth and interstellar medium reference values. Strong lines of SO{sub 2} and SO are also analyzed to check for longitudinal variations of column density and relative abundance. Our models show that, based on their predicted relative abundance with respect to SO{sub 2} in volcanic plumes, both the tentative KCl detection and SiO upper limit are compatible with a purely volcanic origin for these species.

  2. Influences on the gamma-muscle-spindle system from contralateral muscle afferents stimulated by KCl and lactic acid.

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    Djupsjbacka, M; Johansson, H; Bergenheim, M; Sjlander, P

    1995-02-01

    The aim of the present study was to investigate whether increased concentrations of lactic acid and potassium chloride (KCl) in contralateral muscles can influence the sensitivity of primary and secondary muscle spindle afferents (MSAs) from ipsilateral extensor and flexor muscles. The experiments were performed on 7 cats anaesthetised with alpha-chloralose. Recordings were made simultaneously from 2-12 single MSAs from the triceps surae (GS) and/or the posterior biceps and semitendinosus muscles (PBSt). The mean rate of firing and the amplitude of a fitted sine curve of MSA responses to sinusoidal stretching of the receptor bearing muscles were determined. Responses of 42 primary MSAs (17 from PBSt and 25 from GS) were recorded. On 33 of these, clear-cut alterations in sinusoidal response were evoked by injection of 1 ml KCl (200-400 mM) or 1 ml lactic acid (20-50 mM) into the arterial supply of the contralateral GS or PBSt muscles. Six out of 8 secondary MSAs showed sizeable effects to increased intramuscular concentrations of KCl and/or lactic acid (3 from PBSt and 3 from GS). On both primary and secondary MSAs, from GS as well as from PBSt muscles, the large majority of effects were excitatory. All effects on secondary MSAs were compatible with reflex actions on static fusimotor neurones, whereas on primary MSAs different types of reflex responses were observed (i.e. pure static, pure dynamic and mixtures of static and dynamic fusimotor actions). Stimuli related alterations in MSA responses were completely abolished when the contralateral GS or PBSt nerves were anaesthetised.(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 250 WORDS) PMID:7777220

  3. Generation of KCL016 research grade human embryonic stem cell line carrying a mutation in VHL gene

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    Miere, Cristian; Hewitson, Heema; Wood, Victoria; Kadeva, Neli; Cornwell, Glenda; Codognotto, Stefano; Stephenson, Emma; Ilic, Dusko

    2016-01-01

    The KCL016 human embryonic stem cell line was derived from an embryo donated for research that carried an autosomal dominant mutation affecting splicing site of the VHL gene encoding von Hippel–Lindau tumor suppressor E3 ubiquitin protein ligase (676 + 3A > T). The ICM was isolated using laser microsurgery and plated on γ-irradiated human foreskin fibroblasts. Both the derivation and cell line propagation were performed in an animal product-free environment. Pluripotent state and differentiation potential were confirmed by in vitro assays.

  4. Study on a regeneration process of LiCl-KCl eutectic based waste salt generated from the pyrochemical process

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    Eun, H.C.; Cho, Y.Z.; Choi, J.H.; Kim, J.H.; Lee, T.K.; Park, H.S.; Kim, I.T.; Park, G.I.

    2013-07-01

    A regeneration process of LiCl-KCl eutectic waste salt generated from the pyrochemical process of spent nuclear fuel has been studied. This regeneration process is composed of a chemical conversion process and a vacuum distillation process. Through the regeneration process, a high efficiency of renewable salt recovery can be obtained from the waste salt and rare earth nuclides in the waste salt can be separated as oxide or phosphate forms. Thus, the regeneration process can contribute greatly to a reduction of the waste volume and a creation of durable final waste forms. (authors)

  5. 131I-MIBG Targeting of Neuroblastoma Cells Is Acutely Enhanced by KCl Stimulation through the Calcium/Calmodulin-Dependent Kinase Pathway

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    Chung, Hyun Woo; Park, Jin Won; Lee, Eun Jeong; Jung, Kyung-Ho; Paik, Jin-Young

    2013-01-01

    Abstract The efficacy of 131I-metaiodobenzylguanidine (MIBG) therapy relies on norepinephrine transporter (NET) function. The ionic make-up of the extracellular fluid critically controls neuronal cell activity and can also affect substrate transport. In this study, we explored the effect of treatment with elevated KCl concentration on MIBG uptake in SK-N-SH neuroblastoma cells. KCl stimulation caused a rapid increase of 131I-MIBG uptake in a manner that was calcium-dependent and accompanied by activation of calcium/calmodulin-dependent protein kinase (CaMK)II. The effect was completely abolished by KN93, an inhibitor of CaMKI, II, and IV. STO609, a selective inhibitor of CaMK kinase required for activation of CaMKI and IV, but not CaMKII, only modestly attenuated the response. The KCl effect was also completely abrogated by ML7, a selective inhibitor of myosin light chain kinase (MLCK). This restricted form of CaMK activates myosin, which is required for vesicle trafficking. Saturation kinetic analysis revealed KCl stimulation to increase maximal transport velocity without affecting substrate affinity. In conclusion, KCl stimulation rapidly upregulates NET function through the CaMK pathway via activation of CaMKII and MLCK. These findings allow a better understanding of how NET function is acutely modulated by the ionic environment, which in turn may ultimately help improve the efficacy of 131I-MIBG therapy. PMID:23763646

  6. Phase relations in the system NaCl-KCl-H2O: V. Thermodynamic-PTX analysis of solid-liquid equilibria at high temperatures and pressures

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    Sterner, S.M.; Chou, I.-Ming; Downs, R.T.; Pitzer, Kenneth S.

    1992-01-01

    The Gibbs energies of mixing for NaCl-KCl binary solids and liquids and solid-saturated NaCl-KCl-H2O ternary liquids were modeled using asymmetric Margules treatments. The coefficients of the expressions were calibrated using an extensive array of binary solvus and solidus data, and both binary and ternary liquidus data. Over the PTX range considered, the system exhibits complete liquid miscibility among all three components and extensive solid solution along the anhydrous binary. Solid-liquid and solid-solid phase equilibria were calculated by using the resulting equations and invoking the equality of chemical potentials of NaCl and KCl between appropriate phases at equilibrium. The equations reproduce the ternary liquidus and predict activity coefficients for NaCl and KCl components in the aqueous liquid under solid-saturation conditions between 673 and 1200 K from vapor saturation up to 5 kbar. In the NaCl-KCl anhydrous binary system, the equations describe phase equilibria and predict activity coefficients of the salt components for all stable compositions of solid and liquid phases between room temperature and 1200 K and from 1 bar to 5 kbar. ?? 1992.

  7. Phase relations in the system NaCl-KCl-H sub 2 O: V. Thermodynamic-PTX analysis of solid-liquid equilibria at high temperatures and pressures

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    Sterner, S.M.; Pitzer, K.S. ); Iming Chou ); Downs, R.T. )

    1992-06-01

    The Gibbs energies of mixing for NaCl-KCl binary solids and liquids and solid-saturated NaCl-KCl-H{sub 2}O ternary liquids were modeled using asymmetric Margules treatments. The coefficients of the expressions were calibrated using an extensive array of binary solvus and solidus data, and both binary and ternary liquidus data. Over the PTX range considered, the system exhibits complete liquid miscibility among all three components and extensive solid solution along the anhydrous binary. Solid-liquid and solid-solid phase equilibria were calculated by using the resulting equations and invoking the equality of chemical potentials of NaCl and KCl between appropriate phases at equilibrium. The equations reproduce the ternary liquidus and predict activity coefficients for NaCl and KCl components in the aqueous liquid under solid-saturation conditions between 673 and 1,200 K from vapor saturation up to 5 kbar. In the NaCl-KCl anhydrous binary system, the equations describe phase equilibria and predict activity coefficients of the salt components for all stable compositions of solid and liquid phases between room temperature and 1,200 K and from 1 bar to 5 kbar.

  8. Evaluation of the KCl denuder method for gaseous oxidized mercury using HgBr2 at an in-service AMNet site.

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    McClure, Crystal D; Jaffe, Dan A; Edgerton, Eric S

    2014-10-01

    During the summer of 2013, we examined the performance of KCl-coated denuders for measuring gaseous oxidized mercury (GOM) by calibrating with a known source of GOM (i.e., HgBr2) at the North Birmingham SouthEastern Aerosol Research and Characterization (SEARCH) site. We found that KCl-coated denuders have near 95% collection efficiency for HgBr2 in zero air (i.e., air scrubbed of mercury and ozone). However, in ambient air, the efficiency of KCl-coated denuders in capturing HgBr2 dropped to 20-54%. We also found that absolute humidity and ozone each demonstrate a significant inverse correlation with HgBr2 recovery in ambient air. Subsequent laboratory tests with HgBr2 and the KCl-coated denuder show that ozone and absolute humidity cause the release of gaseous elemental Hg from the denuder and thus appear to explain the low recovery in ambient air. Based on these findings, we infer that the KCl denuder method underestimates atmospheric GOM concentrations and a calibration system is needed to accurately measure GOM. The system described in this paper for HgBr2 could be implemented with existing mercury speciation instrumentation and this would improve our knowledge of the response to one potentially important GOM compound. PMID:25192054

  9. Phase equilibria in the system H{sub 2}O-NaCl-KCl-MgCl{sub 2} relevant to salt cake processing

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    Bodnar, R.J.; Vityk, M.O.; Hryn, J.N.; Mavrogenes, J.

    1997-02-01

    One waste product in recycling of Al is salt cake, a mixture of Al, salts, and residue oxides. Several methods have been proposed to recycle salt cake, one involving high-temperature leaching of salts from the salt cake. The salt composition can be approximated as a mixture predominantly of NaCl and KCl salts, with lesser amounts of Mg chloride. In order to better assess the feasibility of recycling salt cake, an experimental study was conducted of phase equilibria in the system H{sub 2}O-NaCl-KCl-MgCl{sub 2} at pressure (P), temperature (T), and composition conditions appropriate for high- temperature salt cake recycling. These experiments were designed to evaluate the effect of small amounts (2-10 wt%) of MgCl{sub 2} on solubilities of halite (NaCl) and sylvite (KCl) in saturated solutions (30-50 wt% NaCl+KCl; NaCl:KCl = 1:1 and 3:1) at elevated P and T.

  10. Evaluation of the KCl Denuder Method for Gaseous Oxidized Mercury using HgBr2 at an In-Service AMNet Site

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    McClure, Crystal

    During the summer of 2013, we examined the performance of KCl-coated denuders for measuring gaseous oxidized mercury (GOM) by calibrating with a known source of GOM (i.e., HgBr2) at the North Birmingham SouthEastern Aerosol Research and Characterization (SEARCH) site. We found that KCl-coated denuders have near 95% collection efficiency for HgBr2 in zero air (i.e., air scrubbed of mercury and ozone). However, in ambient air, the efficiency of KCl-coated denuders in capturing HgBr2 dropped to 20-54%. We also found that absolute humidity and ozone each demonstrate a significant inverse correlation with HgBr2 recovery in ambient air. Subsequent laboratory tests with HgBr2 and the KCl-coated denuder show that ozone and absolute humidity cause the release of gaseous elemental Hg from the denuder and thus appear to explain the low recovery in ambient air. Based on these findings, we infer that the KCl denuder method underestimates atmospheric GOM concentrations. A calibration system is needed to accurately measure GOM. The system described in this paper for HgBr2 could be implemented with existing mercury speciation instrumentation and this would improve our knowledge of the response to one potentially important GOM compound.

  11. A Density Model for Multicomponent Liquids Based on the Modified Quasichemical Model: Application to the NaCl-KCl-MgCl2-CaCl2 System

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    Robelin, Christian; Chartrand, Patrice; Eriksson, Gunnar

    2007-12-01

    A theoretical model based on the modified quasichemical model is presented for the density of multicomponent inorganic liquids such as molten salts. By introducing in the Gibbs energy of the liquid phase temperature-dependent molar volume expressions for the pure components and pressure-dependent excess parameters for the binary (and, if necessary, higher-order) interactions, it is possible to reproduce and eventually predict the molar volume and the density of the multicomponent liquid phase using standard interpolation methods. The model is applied to the NaCl-KCl-MgCl2-CaCl2 liquid solutions. No ternary pressure-dependent model parameters were required; the binary pressure-dependent parameters suffice to reproduce satisfactorily the experimental density data available for the NaCl-KCl-MgCl2, NaCl-KCl-CaCl2, NaCl-MgCl2-CaCl2, KCl-MgCl2-CaCl2, and NaCl-KCl-MgCl2-CaCl2 liquids. This is the first of two articles on the density model. In a subsequent article, the model is applied to the NaF-AlF3-CaF2-Al2O3 base electrolyte used for the electroreduction of alumina in Hall-Héroult cells.

  12. The multidrug resistance pumps are inhibited by silibinin and apoptosis induced in K562 and KCL22 leukemia cell lines.

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    Noori-Daloii, Mohammad Reza; Saffari, Mojtaba; Raoofian, Reza; Yekaninejad, Mirsaeed; Dinehkabodi, Orkideh Saydi; Noori-Daloii, Ali Reza

    2014-05-01

    Silibinin have been introduced for several years as a potent antioxidant in the field of nutraceuticals. Based on wide persuasive effects of this drug, we have decided to investigate the effects of silibinin on chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML) in vitro models, K562 and KCL22 cell lines. Lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) release, microculture tetrazolium test (MTT assay) and real-time PCR were employed to evaluate the effects of silibinin on cell cytotoxicity, cell proliferation and expression of various multidrug resistance genes in these cell lines, respectively. Our results have shown that presence of silibinin has inhibitory effects on cell proliferation of K562 and KCL22 cell lines. Also, our data indicated that silibinin, in a dose-dependent manner with applying no cytotoxic effects, inhibited cell proliferation and reduced mRNA expression levels of some transporter genes e.g. MDR1, MRP3, MRP2, MRP1, MRP5, MRP4, ABCG2, ABCB11, MRP6 and MRP7. The multifarious in vitro inhibitory effects of silibinin are in agreement with growing body of evidence that silibinin would be an efficient anticancer agent in order to be used in multi-target therapy to prevail the therapeutic hold backs against CML. PMID:24522246

  13. Activation of the erythroid K-Cl cotransporter Kcc1 enhances sickle cell disease pathology in a humanized mouse model.

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    Brown, Fiona C; Conway, Ashlee J; Cerruti, Loretta; Collinge, Janelle E; McLean, Catriona; Wiley, James S; Kile, Ben T; Jane, Stephen M; Curtis, David J

    2015-12-24

    We used an N-ethyl-N-nitrosurea-based forward genetic screen in mice to identify new genes and alleles that regulate erythropoiesis. Here, we describe a mouse line expressing an activated form of the K-Cl cotransporter Slc12a4 (Kcc1), which results in a semi-dominant microcytosis of red cells. A missense mutation from methionine to lysine in the cytoplasmic tail of Kcc1 impairs phosphorylation of adjacent threonines required for inhibiting cotransporter activity. We bred Kcc1(M935K) mutant mice with a humanized mouse model of sickle cell disease to directly explore the relevance of the reported increase in KCC activity in disease pathogenesis. We show that a single mutant allele of Kcc1 induces widespread sickling and tissue damage, leading to premature death. This mouse model reveals important new insights into the regulation of K-Cl cotransporters and provides in vivo evidence that increased KCC activity worsened end-organ damage and diminished survival in sickle cell disease. PMID:26450986

  14. Activity-dependent cleavage of the K-Cl cotransporter KCC2 mediated by calcium-activated protease calpain.

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    Puskarjov, Martin; Ahmad, Faraz; Kaila, Kai; Blaesse, Peter

    2012-08-15

    The K-Cl cotransporter KCC2 plays a crucial role in neuronal chloride regulation. In mature central neurons, KCC2 is responsible for the low intracellular Cl(-) concentration ([Cl(-)](i)) that forms the basis for hyperpolarizing GABA(A) receptor-mediated responses. Fast changes in KCC2 function and expression have been observed under various physiological and pathophysiological conditions. Here, we show that the application of protein synthesis inhibitors cycloheximide and emetine to acute rat hippocampal slices have no effect on total KCC2 protein level and K-Cl cotransporter function. Furthermore, blocking constitutive lysosomal degradation with leupeptin did not induce significant changes in KCC2 protein levels. These findings indicate a low basal turnover rate of the total KCC2 protein pool. In the presence of the glutamate receptor agonist NMDA, the total KCC2 protein level decreased to about 30% within 4 h, and this effect was blocked by calpeptin and MDL-28170, inhibitors of the calcium-activated protease calpain. Interictal-like activity induced by incubation of hippocampal slices in an Mg(2+)-free solution led to a fast reduction in KCC2-mediated Cl(-) transport efficacy in CA1 pyramidal neurons, which was paralleled by a decrease in both total and plasmalemmal KCC2 protein. These effects were blocked by the calpain inhibitor MDL-28170. Taken together, these findings show that calpain activation leads to cleavage of KCC2, thereby modulating GABAergic signaling. PMID:22895718

  15. Measurement and thermodynamic model study on equilibrium solubility in the ternary system KCl-KBr-H2O at 323.15 K

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    Meng, Ling-Zong; Li, Dan; Ma, Cun-Yun; Liu, Kai-Xuan

    2014-12-01

    The solubilities and the refractive indices of the KCl-KBr-H2O system at 323.15 K were studied with the isothermal dissolution method. The phase diagram and refractive index diagram were plotted for this system at 323.15 K. There is only one crystallization field of the solid solution K(Cl, Br). The system belongs to the solid solution type. The refractive indices of the equilibrium solution varies regularly with w(KCl) increasing. The calculated refractive index data are in good agreement with the experimental data. The parameter ?K, Cl, Br at 323.15 K was fitted using the measured solubility data in this study. The equilibrium constant equation for the equilibrium solids at 323.15 K were obtained using the different Pitzer parameters from the literature or this work with a method using the activity product constant. The calculated solubilities agree well with experimental values.

  16. Monosodium glutamate, disodium inosinate, disodium guanylate, lysine and taurine improve the sensory quality of fermented cooked sausages with 50% and 75% replacement of NaCl with KCl.

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    dos Santos, Bibiana Alves; Campagnol, Paulo Cezar Bastianello; Morgano, Marcelo Antnio; Pollonio, Marise Aparecida Rodrigues

    2014-01-01

    Fermented cooked sausages were produced by replacing 50% and 75% of NaCl with KCl and adding monosodium glutamate, disodium inosinate, disodium guanylate, lysine and taurine. The manufacturing process was monitored by pH and water activity measurements. The sodium and potassium contents of the resulting products were measured. The color values (L*, a* and b*), texture profiles and sensory profiles were also examined. Replacing 50% and 75% NaCl with KCl depreciated the sensory quality of the products. The reformulated sausages containing monosodium glutamate combined with lysine, taurine, disodium inosinate and disodium guanylate masked the undesirable sensory attributes associated with the replacement of 50% and 75% NaCl with KCl, allowing the production of fermented cooked sausages with good sensory acceptance and approximately 68% sodium reduction. PMID:24008059

  17. A thermodynamic study of electroneutral K-Cl cotransport in pH- and volume-clamped low K sheep erythrocytes with normal and low internal magnesium

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    1996-01-01

    Swelling-induced human erythrocyte K-Cl cotransport is membrane potential independent and capable of uphill transport. However, a complete thermodynamic analysis of basal and stimulated K-Cl cotransport, at constant cell volume, is missing. This study was performed in low K sheep red blood cells before and after reducing cellular free Mg into the nanomolar range with the divalent cation ionophore A23187 and a chelator, an intervention known to stimulate K- Cl cotransport. The anion exchange inhibitor 4,4'diisothiocyanato- 2,2'disulfonic stilbene was used to clamp intracellular pH and Cl or NO3 concentrations. Cell volume was maintained constant as external and internal pH differed by more than two units. K-Cl cotransport was calculated from the K effluxes and Rb (as K congener) influxes measured in Cl and NO3, at constant internal K and external anions, and variable concentrations of extracellular Rb and internal anions, respectively. The external Rb concentration at which net K-Cl cotransport is zero was defined as flux reversal point which changed with internal pH and hence Cl. Plots of the ratio of external Rb concentrations corresponding to the flux reversal points and the internal K concentration versus the ratio of the internal and external Cl concentrations (i.e., the Donnan ratio of the transported ions) yielded slopes near unity for both control and low internal Mg cells. Thus, basal as well as low internal Mg-stimulated net K-Cl cotransport depends on the electrochemical potential gradient of KCl. PMID:8894982

  18. Lithium and protein kinase C modulators regulate swelling-activated K-Cl cotransport and reveal a complete phosphatidylinositol cycle in low K sheep erythrocytes.

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    Ferrell, C M; Lauf, P K; Wilson, B A; Adragna, N C

    2000-09-01

    K-Cl cotransport (COT), a ouabain-insensitive, Cl-dependent bidirectional K flux, is ubiquitously present in all cells, plays a major role in ion and volume homeostasis, and is activated by cell swelling and a variety of chemical interventions. Lithium modulates several cation transport pathways and inhibits phospholipid turnover in red blood cells (RBCs). Lithium also inhibits K-Cl COT by an unknown mechanism. To test the hypothesis whereby Li inhibits swelling-activated K-Cl COT by altering either its osmotic response, its regulation, or by competing with K for binding sites, low K (LK) sheep (S) RBCs were loaded with Li by Na/Li exchange or the cation ionophore nystatin. K-Cl COT was measured as the Cl-dependent, ouabain-insensitive K efflux or Rb influx. The results show that Li altered the cell morphology, and increased both cell volume and diameter. Internal (Li(i)) but not external (Li(o)) Li inhibited swelling-activated K-Cl COT by 85% with an apparent K(i) of approximately 7 mm. In Cl, Li(i) decreased K efflux at relative cell volumes between 0.9 and 1.2, and at external pHs between 7.2 and 7.4. Li(i) reduced the V(max) and increased the K(m) for K efflux in Cl. Furthermore, Li(i) increased the production of diacylglycerol in a bimodal fashion, without significant effects on the phosphatidylinositol concentration, and revealed the presence of a complete PI cycle in LK SRBCs. Finally, phorbol ester treatment and PD89059, an inhibitor of mitogen-activated protein kinase (ERK2) kinase, caused a time-dependent inhibition of K-Cl COT. Hence, Li(i) appears to inhibit K-Cl COT by acting at an allosteric site on the transporter or its putative regulators, and by modulation of the cellular phospholipid metabolism and a PKC-dependent regulatory pathway, causes an altered response of K-Cl COT to pH and volume. PMID:10960155

  19. Extensive Gustatory Cortex Lesions Significantly Impair Taste Sensitivity to KCl and Quinine but Not to Sucrose in Rats

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    Bales, Michelle B.; Schier, Lindsey A.; Blonde, Ginger D.; Spector, Alan C.

    2015-01-01

    Recently, we reported that large bilateral gustatory cortex (GC) lesions significantly impair taste sensitivity to salts in rats. Here we extended the tastants examined to include sucrose and quinine in rats with ibotenic acid-induced lesions in GC (GCX) and in sham-operated controls (SHAM). Presurgically, immediately after drinking NaCl, rats received a LiCl or saline injection (i.p.), but postsurgical tests indicated a weak conditioned taste aversion (CTA) even in controls. The rats were then trained and tested in gustometers to discriminate a tastant from water in a two-response operant taste detection task. Psychometric functions were derived for sucrose, KCl, and quinine. Our mapping system was used to determine placement, size, and symmetry of the lesions (~91% GC damage on average). For KCl, there was a significant rightward shift (ΔEC50 = 0.57 log10 units; p<0.001) in the GCX psychometric function relative to SHAM, replicating our prior work. There was also a significant lesion-induced impairment (ΔEC50 = 0.41 log10 units; p = 0.006) in quinine sensitivity. Surprisingly, taste sensitivity to sucrose was unaffected by the extensive lesions and was comparable between GCX and SHAM rats. The fact that such large bilateral GC lesions did not shift sucrose psychometric functions relative to SHAM, but did significantly compromise quinine and KCl sensitivity suggests that the neural circuits responsible for the detection of specific taste stimuli are partially dissociable. Lesion-induced impairments were observed in expression of a postsurgical CTA to a maltodextrin solution as assessed in a taste-oriented brief-access test, but were not reflected in a longer term 46-h two-bottle test. Thus, deficits observed in rats after extensive damage to the GC are also dependent on the test used to assess taste function. In conclusion, the degree to which the GC is necessary for the maintenance of normal taste detectability apparently depends on the chemical and/or perceptual features of the stimulus. PMID:26599914

  20. Generation of KCL029 research grade human embryonic stem cell line carrying a mutation in WAS gene

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    Miere, Cristian; Hewitson, Heema; Wood, Victoria; Kadeva, Neli; Cornwell, Glenda; Codognotto, Stefano; Stephenson, Emma; Ilic, Dusko

    2016-01-01

    The KCL029 human embryonic stem cell line was derived from an embryo donated for research that carried a c.814 T > C mutation in the WAS gene, which is linked to the Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome, a rare, inherited, X-linked, recessive disease characterized by immune dysregulation and microthrombocytopenia. The line is also carrier for a mutation p.N1152H in the gene encoding the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator CFTR. The ICM was isolated using laser microsurgery and plated on γ-irradiated human foreskin fibroblasts. Both the derivation and cell line propagation were performed in an animal product-free environment. Pluripotent state and differentiation potential were confirmed by in vitro assays.

  1. Classical and quantum mechanical rainbow-scattering of fast He atoms from a KCl(0 0 1) surface

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    Specht, U.; Busch, M.; Seifert, J.; Winter, H.; Grtner, K.; W?odarczyk, R.; Sierka, M.; Sauer, J.

    2011-05-01

    Fast He atoms with energies from 200 eV up to 16 keV are scattered under grazing polar angles of incidence from a flat and clean KCl(0 0 1) surface. For scattering along low-index directions (axial surface channeling) we observe pronounced peaks in the angular distributions of scattered projectiles which can be attributed to rainbow scattering. From classical and semiclassical trajectory calculations based on individual Hartree-Fock pair and density functional theory (DFT) potentials, we obtain corresponding rainbow angles for comparison with the experimental data. The calculations were performed taking into account the rumpling of K and Cl in the topmost surface layer. Fair agreement with the experimental data is found for scattering along <1 0 0> for DFT as well as individual pair potentials calculated from Hartree-Fock wave functions.

  2. Zr electrorefining process for the treatment of cladding hull waste in LiCl-KCl molten salts

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    Lee, Chang Hwa; Lee, You Lee; Jeon, Min Ku; Kang, Kweon Ho; Choi, Yong Taek; Park, Geun Il

    2013-07-01

    Zr electrorefining for the treatment of Zircaloy-4 cladding hull waste is demonstrated in LiCl-KCl-ZrCl{sub 4} molten salts. Although a Zr oxide layer thicker than 5 ?m strongly inhibits the Zr dissolution process, pre-treatment processes increases the dissolution kinetics. For 10 g-scale experiments, the purities of the recovered Zr were 99.54 wt.% and 99.74 wt.% for fresh and oxidized cladding tubes, respectively, with no electrical contact issue. The optimal condition for Zr electrorefining has been found to improve the morphological feature of the recovered Zr, which reduces the salt incorporation by examining the effect of the process parameters such as the ZrCl{sub 4} concentration and the applied potential.

  3. Stress corrosion cracking of Ag-20Au in HCLO4, AgCLO4, and KCL solutions by surface mobility

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    Duff, Gustavo S.; Galvele, Jos R.

    1993-02-01

    Slow, intermediate, and ultrafast strain-rate experiments were performed on Ag-20Au (atomic percent) wire samples in 1 M HC1O4, AgClO4, and KCl solutions. Intergranular stress corrosion cracking was found in all of the solutions tested. In the ultrafast strain-rate experiments, 9.6 s-1, in HC1O4 and in AgClO4 solutions, the size of the cracks proved to be a function of the electric charge circulated before straining. AgClO4 was also found to specifically induce stress corrosion cracking (SCC) in the Ag-20Au alloy. The surface mobility SCC mechanism was concluded to be the only one that accounted for all of the experimental observations made in the present work.

  4. Zirconium behaviour during electrorefining of actinide-zirconium alloy in molten LiCl-KCl on aluminium cathodes

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    Meier, R.; Souček, P.; Malmbeck, R.; Krachler, M.; Rodrigues, A.; Claux, B.; Glatz, J.-P.; Fanghänel, Th.

    2016-04-01

    A pyrochemical electrorefining process for the recovery of actinides from metallic nuclear fuel based on actinide-zirconium alloys (An-Zr) in a molten salt is being investigated. In this process actinides are group-selectively recovered on solid aluminium cathodes as An-Al alloys using a LiCl-KCl eutectic melt at a temperature of 450 °C. In the present study the electrochemical behaviour of zirconium during electrorefining was investigated. The maximum amount of actinides that can be oxidised without anodic co-dissolution of zirconium was determined at a selected constant cathodic current density. The experiment consisted of three steps to assess the different stages of the electrorefining process, each of which employing a fresh aluminium cathode. The results indicate that almost a complete dissolution of the actinides without co-dissolution of zirconium is possible under the applied experimental conditions.

  5. Characterization of a cDNA related to K-Cl Cotransporters in the root-knot nematode Meloidogyne incognita.

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    Neveu, Cedric; Semblat, Jean-Philippe; Abad, Pierre; Castagnone-Sereno, Philippe

    2002-04-01

    We report the cloning of a full-length cDNA from the plant-parasitic nematode Meloidogyne incognita, which encodes a putative protein of 1082 amino acids showing high similarity with K-Cl cotransporters (KCCs) from the free-living nematode Caenorhabditis elegans (54% identity) and from a number of mammals, including human. Hydropathy analysis indicates typical KCC topology patterns, with a hydrophylic NH2-terminal region, 12 membrane-spanning domains, and a long COOH-terminal hydrophylic region. Alignment of the nematode sequences with eleven KCC sequences from mammals suggests that the nematode proteins may constitute a separated family of KCCs. The M. incognita gene was shown to be expressed in both motile and sedentary stages, which suggests an important function in general physiology of the nematode. By analogy with known proteins, it is hypothesized that this gene is involved in the regulation of cell osmotic pressure to maintain nematode body fluids hyperosmotic to the environment. PMID:12180345

  6. Electrochemical Study of Ni20Cr Coatings Applied by HVOF Process in ZnCl2-KCl at High Temperatures.

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    Porcayo-Caldern, J; Sotelo-Mazn, O; Casales-Diaz, M; Ascencio-Gutierrez, J A; Salinas-Bravo, V M; Martinez-Gomez, L

    2014-01-01

    Corrosion behavior of Ni20Cr coatings deposited by HVOF (high velocity oxygen-fuel) process was evaluated in ZnCl2-KCl (1?:?1 mole ratio) molten salts. Electrochemical techniques employed were potentiodynamic polarization curves, open circuit potential, and linear polarization resistance (LPR) measurements. Experimental conditions included static air and temperatures of 350, 400, and 450C. 304-type SS was evaluated in the same conditions as the Ni20Cr coatings and it was used as a reference material to assess the coatings corrosion resistance. Coatings were evaluated as-deposited and with a grinded surface finished condition. Results showed that Ni20Cr coatings have a better corrosion performance than 304-type SS. Analysis showed that Ni content of the coatings improved its corrosion resistance, and the low corrosion resistance of 304 stainless steel was attributed to the low stability of Fe and Cr and their oxides in the corrosive media used. PMID:25210645

  7. Electrochemical Study of Ni20Cr Coatings Applied by HVOF Process in ZnCl2-KCl at High Temperatures

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    Porcayo-Calderón, J.; Sotelo-Mazón, O.; Casales-Diaz, M.; Ascencio-Gutierrez, J. A.; Salinas-Bravo, V. M.; Martinez-Gomez, L.

    2014-01-01

    Corrosion behavior of Ni20Cr coatings deposited by HVOF (high velocity oxygen-fuel) process was evaluated in ZnCl2-KCl (1 : 1 mole ratio) molten salts. Electrochemical techniques employed were potentiodynamic polarization curves, open circuit potential, and linear polarization resistance (LPR) measurements. Experimental conditions included static air and temperatures of 350, 400, and 450°C. 304-type SS was evaluated in the same conditions as the Ni20Cr coatings and it was used as a reference material to assess the coatings corrosion resistance. Coatings were evaluated as-deposited and with a grinded surface finished condition. Results showed that Ni20Cr coatings have a better corrosion performance than 304-type SS. Analysis showed that Ni content of the coatings improved its corrosion resistance, and the low corrosion resistance of 304 stainless steel was attributed to the low stability of Fe and Cr and their oxides in the corrosive media used. PMID:25210645

  8. Electrochemical Behavior of Silicon in the (NaCl-KCl-NaF-SiO2) Molten Salt

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    Cai, Zongying; Li, Yungang; He, Xiaofeng; Liang, Jinglong

    2010-10-01

    The electrochemical behavior of silicon was investigated in a molten salts system including saturation silicon dioxide. Silicon was electrodeposited and MoSi2 was formed on the employed molybdenum working electrode by the diffusivities of silicon and the substrate metals. Transient electrochemical techniques such as cyclic voltammetry and chronoamperometry were used to study the reaction mechanism at the molybdenum electrode. Cyclic voltammograms showed the possibility of electrodeposition of Si at -0.64 V versus Pt reference electrode in a NaCl-KCl-NaF-SiO2 system at 1073 K (800 °C). The electrodeposition of Si is single-step charge-transfer process and the cathode process is irreversible. Chronoamperometry studies indicated that electrocrystallization of Si is controlled by progressive nucleation with a three-dimensional growth mechanism.

  9. Effects of Partial Substitutions of NaCl with KCl, CaSO4 and MgSO4 on the Quality and Sensorial Properties of Pork Patties

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    Chun, Ji-Yeon; Cho, Hyung-Yong; Min, Sang-Gi

    2014-01-01

    This study investigated the effects of NaCl replacers (KCl, CaSO4, and MgSO4) on the quality and sensorial properties of pork patty. In the characteristics of spray-dried salt particles, KCl showed the largest particle size with low viscosity in solution. Meanwhile CaSO4 treatment resulted in the smallest particle size and the highest viscosity (p<0.05). In comparison of the qualities of pork patties manufactured by varying level of Na replacers, MgSO4 treatment exhibited low cooking loss comparing to control (p<0.05). Textural properties of KCl and MgSO4 treatments showed similar pattern, i.e., low level of the replacers caused harder and less adhesive texture than those of control (p<0.05), whereas the hardness of these products was not different with control when the replacers were added more than 1.0%. The addition of CaSO4 also manifested harder and less adhesive than control (p<0.05), but the textural properties of CaSO4 treatment was not affected by level of Ca-salt. Eventually, sensorial properties indicated that KCl and CaSO4 influenced negative effects on pork patties. In contrast, MgSO4 showed better sensorial properties in juiciness intensity, tenderness intensity as well as overall acceptability than control, reflecting that MgSO4 was an effective Na-replacer in meat product formulation. PMID:26761288

  10. Chemical mechanical planarization of amorphous Ge2Sb2Te5 using KClO4 as oxidizer in acidic slurry

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    He, Aodong; Song, Zhitang; Bo, Liu; Zhong, Min; Weili, Liu; Wang, Liangyong; Yan, Weixia; Lei, Yu; Wu, Guangping

    Amorphous Ge2Sb2Te5 (a-GST) chemical mechanical planarization (CMP) using KClO4 as the oxidizer in an acidicslurry is investigated in the present work. It is shown that the removal rate (RR ) of the a-GST firstly increases and thentends to saturate when the KClO4 concentration is greater than 0.8 wt%, but the static etch rate (SER) linearly increasesfrom low to high KClO4 concentration. To understand the oxidation-reaction capability of Ge, Sb and Te, depth profilesof composition of elements and etch morphology of a-GST immersed in the slurry for some time are measured,respectively. It is found that selective corrosion occurs among Ge, Sb and Te, and an accumulation of Te and loss of Gein a-GST surface region are obvious observed, especially at high KClO4 concentrations. Temperature dependent sheetresistance measurements of all the samples pre- and post-CMP reveal a similar trend, which implies a-GST CMP is ableto keep its characteristic well.

  11. Synthetic fluid inclusions. V. Solubility relations in the system NaCl-KCl-H sub 2 O under vapor-saturated conditions

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    Sterner, S.M.; Hall, D.L.; Bodnar, R.J. )

    1988-05-01

    Vapor-saturated solubility relationships in the system NaCl-KCl-H{sub 2}O have been determined by experimentally synthesizing fluid inclusions in quartz in the presence of known brine compositions and then measuring the dissolution temperatures of halite and/or sylvite daughter crystals within the inclusions using a microscope equipped with a heating stage. These data, along with other literature values have been used in a stepwise multiple regression routine to generate a series of equations describing vapor-saturated solubility relations within the halite, sylvite and hydrohalite stability fields. These equations, together with a recently published equation for the ice stability field have been used to construct the complete vapor-saturated solubility surface in the NaCl-KCl-H{sub 2}O ternary system. The diagram may be used in the interpretation of microthermometric data to determine the compositions of fluid inclusions approximated by the NaCl-KCl-H{sub 2}O system. Solubility data obtained from synthetic fluid inclusions are in good agreement with recently published data for the KCl-H{sub 2}O and NaCl-H{sub 2}O binary systems but are at variance with some earlier works.

  12. Effect of partial NaCl substitution with KCl on the texture profile, microstructure, and sensory properties of low-moisture mozzarella cheese.

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    Ayyash, Mutamed M; Sherkat, Frank; Shah, Nagendra P

    2013-02-01

    The effect of partial substitution of NaCl with KCl on texture profile, soluble Ca, K, Na, and P, and microstructure of low-moisture mozzarella cheese (LMMC) was investigated. LMMC batches were prepared using four combinations of NaCl and KCl salt viz., NaCl only, NaCl:KCl, 3:1, 1:1 and 1:3 (w/w); all used at of 46g/kg curd and plasticised in 4% brine containing the above salt mixtures. Texture profile, microstructure, and percentages of soluble Ca, K, Na, and P were determined. There were no significant differences in hardness, cohesiveness, adhesiveness, and gumminess among the experimental LMMC batches. Environmental scanning electron microscopy images showed compact and homogeneous structure of LMMC at day 27 of storage; however, no significant difference was observed among the experimental LMMC batches. Hardness increased significantly in all experimental LMMC during storage. LMMC salted with NaCl/KCl mixtures had almost similar sensory properties compared with the control. There was no significant difference in creaminess, bitterness, saltiness, sour-acid, and vinegary taste among the experimental LMMC at the same storage period. PMID:22998741

  13. The importance of SO{sub 2} and SO{sub 3} for sulphation of gaseous KCl - An experimental investigation in a biomass fired CFB boiler

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    Kassman, Haakan; Baefver, Linda; Aamand, Lars-Erik

    2010-09-15

    This paper is based on results obtained during co-combustion of wood pellets and straw in a 12 MW circulating fluidised bed (CFB) boiler. Elemental sulphur (S) and ammonium sulphate ((NH{sub 4}){sub 2}SO{sub 4}) were used as additives to convert the alkali chlorides (mainly KCl) to less corrosive alkali sulphates. Their performance was then evaluated using several measurement tools including, IACM (on-line measurements of gaseous alkali chlorides), a low-pressure impactor (particle size distribution and chemical composition of extracted fly ash particles), and deposit probes (chemical composition in deposits collected). The importance of the presence of either SO{sub 2} or SO{sub 3} for gas phase sulphation of KCl is also discussed. Ammonium sulphate performed significantly better than elemental sulphur. A more efficient sulphation of gaseous KCl was achieved with (NH{sub 4}){sub 2}SO{sub 4} even when the S/Cl molar ratio was less than half compared to sulphur. Thus the presence of gaseous SO{sub 3} is of greater importance than that of SO{sub 2} for the sulphation of gaseous KCl. (author)

  14. Short communication: Effect of storage temperature on the solubility of milk protein concentrate 80 (MPC80) treated with NaCl or KCl.

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    Sikand, V; Tong, P S; Walker, J; Wang, T; Rodriguez-Saona, L E

    2016-03-01

    A previous study in our laboratory showed that addition of 150 mM NaCl or KCl into diafiltration water improved the solubility of freshly made milk protein concentrate 80 (MPC80). In the present study, the objectives were (1) to evaluate the solubility of NaCl- or KCl-treated MPC80 samples kept at varying temperatures and then stored for extensive periods at room temperature (21C 1C); and (2) to determine if MPC80 samples stored at different temperatures and protein conformation can be grouped or categorized together. Freshly manufactured MPC80 samples were untreated (control), processed with NaCl, or processed with KCl. One set of sample bags was stored at 4C; second and third sets of bags were kept at 25C and 55C for 1 mo (31d) and then transferred to room temperature (21C 1C) storage conditions for 1 yr (365d). Samples were tested for nitrogen solubility index (NSI) and for protein changes by Fourier-transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy. Analysis of variance results for NSI showed 2 significantly different groupings of MPC80 samples. The more soluble group contained samples treated with NaCl or KCl and stored at either 4C or 25C. These samples had mean NSI >97.5%. The less soluble groups contained all control samples, regardless of storage temperature, and NaCl- or KCl-treated samples stored at 55C. These samples had mean NSI from 39.5 to 58%. Within each of these groups (more soluble and less soluble), no significant differences in solubility were detected. Pattern recognition analysis by soft independent modeling of class analogy (SIMCA) was used to assess protein changes during storage by monitoring the amide I and amide II (1,700(-1) to 1,300cm(-1)) regions. Dominant bands were observed at 1,385cm(-1) for control, 1,551cm(-1) for KCl-treated samples, and 1,694cm(-1) for NaCl-treated samples. Moreover, SIMCA clustered the MPC80 samples stored at 4C separately from samples stored at 25C and 55C. This study demonstrates that (1) the addition of NaCl or KCl during MPC80 manufacture reduces the deleterious changes in solubility upon prolonged storage at 4C or 25C, and (2) the solubility of samples stored at 55C is poor irrespective of salt treatment. PMID:26805980

  15. Experimental Determination of Calcite Solubility in H2O-KCl-NaCl-LiCl Solutions at 700 C and 8 kbar

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    Eguchi, J.; Manning, C. E.; Li, Y.

    2013-12-01

    Calcium carbonate minerals are an important reservoir for subducted carbon. Their stability and solubility plays a major role in mediating the loss of carbon from subducting lithosphere, and therefore in the balance between carbon returned to the surface via arc volcanism and carbon delivered to the mantle. Relatively little oxidized carbon is liberated by mineral transformations during H2O infiltration (e.g., Connolly and Kerrick, 2001, Nature, 411, 293); however, CaCO3 dissolution in alkali-halide brines may liberate significant carbon (Newton and Manning, 2002, Am. Min., 87, 1401). We built on the work of Newton and Manning (2002) by measuring the solubility of calcite in NaCl, KCl and LiCl brines at 700C and 8 kbar. All experiments employed hydrothermal piston-cylinder and weight-loss methods. We first established solubility as a function of salt concentration for binary LiCl-, KCl-, and NaCl-H2O solutions. In all solutions, calcite solubility increases exponentially with increasing salt mole fraction. At a given salt concentration, calcite solubility increases as the dissolved cation becomes progressively lighter; i.e., solubility increases with salt identity as KClKCl, KCl-LiCl, NaCl-LiCl). Solubilities in salt mixtures increased linearly as a function of chemical hardness, with the solubilities of CaCO3 in the mixtures being bounded by the solubilities of the end-member salts. Observations imply that calcite solubility in salt solutions are predictable using Pearson's hard-soft acid-base rules. Our results demonstrate that fluid salinity exerts a strong control on carbon transport in high-pressure metasomatic environments, such as subduction zones.

  16. The role of activator concentration and precipitate formation on optical and dosimetric properties of KCl:Eu{sup 2+} storage phosphor detectors

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    Hansel, Rachael A.; Xiao, Zhiyan; Hu, Yanle; Green, Olga; Yang, Deshan; Harold Li, H.

    2013-09-15

    Purpose: The activator ion (Eu{sup 2+} in KCl:Eu{sup 2+}) plays an important role in the photostimulated luminescence (PSL) mechanism of storage phosphor radiation detectors. In order to design an accurate, effective, and robust detector, it is important to understand how the activator ion concentration affects the structure and, consequently, radiation detection properties of KCl:Eu{sup 2+}.Methods: Potassium chloride pellets were fabricated with various amounts of europium dopant (0.01–5.0 mol.% Eu{sup 2+}). Clinical radiation doses were given with a 6 MV linear accelerator. Radiation doses larger than 100 Gy were given with a {sup 137}Cs irradiator. Dose response curves, radiation hardness, and temporal signal stability were measured using a laboratory PSL readout system. The crystal structure of the material was studied using x ray diffraction and luminescence spectroscopy.Results: The most intense PSL signal was from samples with 1.0 mol.% Eu. However, samples with concentrations higher than 0.05 mol.% Eu exhibited significant degradation in PSL intensity for cumulated doses larger than 3000 Gy. Structural and luminescence spectroscopy showed clear evidence of precipitate phases within the KCl lattice, especially for high activator concentrations. Analysis of PL emission spectra showed that interactions between Eu-V{sub c} dipoles and Eu-V{sub c} trimers could explain trends in PSL sensitivity and radiation hardness observations.Conclusions: The concentration of the activator ion (Eu{sup 2+}) significantly affects radiation detection properties of the storage phosphor KCl:Eu{sup 2+}. An activator concentration between 0.01 and 0.05 mol.% Eu in KCl:Eu{sup 2+} storage phosphor detectors is recommended for linear dose response, good PSL sensitivity, predictable temporal stability, and high reusability for megavoltage radiation detection.

  17. Composition of steam in the system NaCl-KCl-H2O-quartz at 600C

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    Fournier, Robert O.; Thompson, J. Michael

    1993-01-01

    In the system NaCl-KCl-H2O, with and without ??-quartz present, steam was equilibrated in a large-volume reaction vessel with brine and/or precipitated salt at 600??C and pressures ranging from about 100 to 0.4 MPa. Episodically, steam was extracted for chemical analysis, accompanied by a decrease in pressure within the reaction vessel. In the absence of precipitated salt, within the analytical uncertainty stoichiometric quantities of Cl and total alkali, metals (Na + K) dissolve in steam coexisting with chloriderich brine. In contrast, in the presence of precipitated salt (in our experiments halite with some KCl in solid solution), significant excess chloride as associated hydrogen chloride (HCl0??) dissolves in steam. The HCl0 is generated by the reaction of steam with solid NaCl(s), producing solid NaOH(s) that diffuses into halite, forming a solid solution. In our quasistatic experiments, compared to dynamic flow-through experiments of others, higher initial ratios of H2O/NaCl have apparently resulted in higher model fractions of NaOH(s) in solid solution in halite. This, in turn, resulted in incrementally higher concentrations of associated NaOHo dissolved in steam. Addition of quartz to the system NaCl + KC1 + H2O resulted in an order of magnitude increase in the concentration of HCl0 dissolved in steam, apparently as a consequence of the formation of sodium disilicate by reaction of silica with NaOH(s). The measured dissolved silica in steam saturated with alkali halides at 600??C in the pressure range 7-70 MPa agrees nicely with calculated values of the solubility of ??-quartz obtained using the equation of Fournier and Potter (1982), corrected for dissolved salt by the method of fournier (1983). Na K ratios in steam at 600??C tend to be slightly greater than in coexisting brine. When precipitated halite is present, larger mole fractions of NaOH(s) in solid solution in that halite apparently result in even larger Na K ratios in coexisting steam. Precipitation of more halite as a consequence of repeated depressurization episodes results in decreased Na K ratios in both the brine and coexisting steam phases, indicating that the lower pressures begin to favor K over Na in the vapor. When steam is in contact with precipitated salts in the absence of brine, the Na K ratio in the steam is less than that of the bulk composition of the salt-H2O system. ?? 1993.

  18. Conservative management of cervical pregnancy with intramuscular administration of methotrexate and KCl injection: Case report and review of the literature.

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    Petousis, Stamatios; Margioula-Siarkou, Chrysoula; Kalogiannidis, Ioannis; Karavas, George; Palapelas, Vasileios; Prapas, Nikolaos; Rousso, David

    2015-01-16

    We report the case of a cervical pregnancy successfully treated with intramuscular injection of methotrexate (MTX) and intramniotic administration of potassium chloride. A 41-year-old woman was admitted to our Department with the suspicion of ectopic pregnancy. Transvaginal ultrasound revealed empty endometrial cavity, gestational sac within the cervical canal and embryonic echo measuring crown rump length 1.5 mm. Serum beta human chorionic gonadotropine (?-HCG) was measured 28590 IU/L. No cardiac activity was detected. The diagnosis of a cervical pregnancy was made. Patient was treated with intramuscular administration of methotrexate (50 mg/m(2)) in combination with ultrasound-guided intramniotic injection of KCl (2 meq/mL). Gradual decrease of ?-HCG levels as well as ultrasound observation of collapsed gestational sac was observed. No curettage was necessitated. Patient was discharged on day 10(th) and was set in follow-up on a weekly basis. ?-HCG values were measured < 10 IU/L on 56(th) day after MTX administration. Intramuscular administration of MTX may be effective in treatment of cervical pregnancy without additional interventional measures. PMID:25610854

  19. Conservative management of cervical pregnancy with intramuscular administration of methotrexate and KCl injection: Case report and review of the literature

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    Petousis, Stamatios; Margioula-Siarkou, Chrysoula; Kalogiannidis, Ioannis; Karavas, George; Palapelas, Vasileios; Prapas, Nikolaos; Rousso, David

    2015-01-01

    We report the case of a cervical pregnancy successfully treated with intramuscular injection of methotrexate (MTX) and intramniotic administration of potassium chloride. A 41-year-old woman was admitted to our Department with the suspicion of ectopic pregnancy. Transvaginal ultrasound revealed empty endometrial cavity, gestational sac within the cervical canal and embryonic echo measuring crown rump length 1.5 mm. Serum beta human chorionic gonadotropine (?-HCG) was measured 28590 IU/L. No cardiac activity was detected. The diagnosis of a cervical pregnancy was made. Patient was treated with intramuscular administration of methotrexate (50 mg/m2) in combination with ultrasound-guided intramniotic injection of KCl (2 meq/mL). Gradual decrease of ?-HCG levels as well as ultrasound observation of collapsed gestational sac was observed. No curettage was necessitated. Patient was discharged on day 10th and was set in follow-up on a weekly basis. ?-HCG values were measured < 10 IU/L on 56th day after MTX administration. Intramuscular administration of MTX may be effective in treatment of cervical pregnancy without additional interventional measures. PMID:25610854

  20. Compaction of TiH sub 1. 65 /KClO sub 4 pyrotechnic powder during confined burn

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    Hingorani-Norenberg, S.L. ); Razani, A.; Shahinpoor, M. . Dept. of Mechanical Engineering)

    1990-01-01

    The burning behavior of titanium subhydride potassium perchlorate (TiH{sub 1.65}/KClO{sub 4}) is currently under investigation. The research is presently aimed at studying the dynamic compaction of the material as a confined cylindrical charge of the pyrotechnic burns. Flash radiography equipment, optical fibers, and piezoelectric pressure transducers are used to study this phenomenon. The length to diameter ratio of the test charge is thirty and it is pressed in increments, which have a length to diameter ratio of one, into a cylindrical fixture consisting of an epoxy liner in a stainless steel housing. The housing has a series of radial holes to allow optical monitoring, through the transparent liner, of the ignition-front. Lead disks, placed between increments of powder, serve as x-ray tracers. Three 300 kilovolt x-ray heads are pulsed during each experiment, providing information regarding the state of compaction of the powder at three different times during the burn. Fiber optics are used to monitor the location of the ignition front. Pressure transducers monitor the pressure history inside the closed bomb. Tests have been performed with the powder at different initial densities and the data indicate that a significant amount of compaction occurs as the charge burns. 7 refs., 6 figs.

  1. Reduction behavior of UO22+ in molten LiCl-RbCl and LiCl-KCl eutectics by using tungsten

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    Nagai, Takayuki; Uehara, Akihiro; Fujii, Toshiyuki; Yamana, Hajimu

    2013-08-01

    The reduction of uranium from UO22+ to UO2+ or U4+ in molten LiCl-RbCl and LiCl-KCl eutectics was examined by using tungsten and chlorine gas. Spectrophotometric technique was adopted to determine the concentration of uranium species. When tungsten was immersed into the LiCl-RbCl eutectic melt at 400 C without supplying chlorine gas, 36% of the total weight of the hexavalent of UO22+ was reduced to the pentavalent of UO2+. Under purging chlorine gas into the melt, 96% of UO22+ was reduced to the tetravalent of U4+. Tungsten oxy-chloride of WOCl4 was produced via the reductions of UO22+, which was volatized from the melt and adsorbed on the upper part of experimental cell. On the other hand, 84% of UO22+ in the LiCl-KCl eutectic melt at 500 C was reduced to U4+ by using tungsten and chlorine gas.

  2. Generation of KCL021 research grade human embryonic stem cell line carrying a ΔF508 mutation in the CFTR gene

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    Miere, Cristian; Hewitson, Heema; Wood, Victoria; Kadeva, Neli; Cornwell, Glenda; Codognotto, Stefano; Stephenson, Emma; Ilic, Dusko

    2016-01-01

    The KCL021 human embryonic stem cell line was derived from an embryo donated for research that carried a ΔF508 mutation affecting the CFTR gene encoding the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator. The ICM was isolated using laser microsurgery and plated on γ-irradiated human foreskin fibroblasts. Both the derivation and cell line propagation were performed in an animal product-free environment. Pluripotent state and differentiation potential were confirmed by in vitro assays.

  3. Part 2: Sensitivity comparisons of the mayfly Centroptilum triangulifer to Ceriodaphnia dubia and Daphnia magna using standard reference toxicants; NaCl, KCl and CuSO4.

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    Struewing, Katherine A; Lazorchak, James M; Weaver, Paul C; Johnson, Brent R; Funk, David H; Buchwalter, David B

    2015-11-01

    Criteria for establishing water quality standards that are protective for 95% of the native species are generally based upon laboratory toxicity tests. These tests utilize common model organisms that have established test methods. However, for invertebrates these species represent mostly the zooplankton community and are not inclusive of all taxa. In order to examine a potential under-representation in emerging aquatic invertebrates the US Environmental Protection Agency has cultured a parthenogenetic mayfly, Centroptilum triangulifer (Ephemeroptera: Baetidae). This study established a 48h acute and a 14-day short-term chronic testing procedure for C. triangulifer and compared its sensitivity to two model invertebrates, Ceriodaphnia dubia and Daphnia magna. Toxicity tests were conducted to determine mortality and growth effects using standard reference toxicants: NaCl, KCl and CuSO4. In 48-h acute tests, the average LC50 for the mayfly was 659mgL(-1) NaCl, 1957mgL(-1) KCl, and 11μgL(-1) CuSO4. IC25 values, using dry weight as the endpoint, were 228mgL(-1) NaCl, 356mgL(-1) KCl and 5μgL(-1) CuSO4. C. triangulifer was the most sensitive species in NaCl acute and chronic growth tests. At KCl concentrations tested, C. triangulifer was less sensitive for acute tests but was equally or more sensitive than C. dubia and D. magna for growth measurements. This study determined C. triangulifer has great potential and benefits for use in ecotoxicological studies. PMID:24932778

  4. Calcite Solubility in H2O-KCl-NaCl-LiCl Solutions at 700 C and 8 kbar: Experimental Determination and Modeling

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    Eguchi, J.; Manning, C. E.; Li, Y.

    2014-12-01

    The calcium carbonate (CaCO3) minerals calcite and aragonite are the primary reservoir for oxidized carbon in the continental crust and upper mantle, and are the dominant carriers of carbon into the Earth's interior. Their solubility in subduction zone fluids strongly influences the amount of carbon retained in downgoing lithosphere. Previous work suggests modest solubility in pure H2O, but high solubility in NaCl-H2O solutions; however, natural solutions may contain additional cations such as KCl. We evaluated the role of salt on calcite solubility in salt-H2O solutions involving NaCl, KCl, LiCl and CsCl. All experiments were conducted in a piston-cylinder apparatus at 700 C and 8 kbar. These conditions were used because pressure is not expected to have a large effect on the nature of calcite dissolution in saline fluids. Results show that increasing the concentration of any salt exponentially increases calcite solubility for all salt-H2O and mixed salt-H2O solutions. At a given salt mole fraction in one-salt solutions, calcite solubility increases with decreasing salt cation size: CsCl<KClKCl-NaCl-LiCl solution. The model reproduces the data in two-salt and three-salt solutions with an average deviation of 6% and 1% respectively. This study shows that aqueous fluids with high concentrations of halide salts have the potential to promote substantial carbon mass transfer. With the growing evidence for highly saline brines in a range of high pressure geologic environments, these fluids may play an important role in the deep carbon cycle.

  5. Measurement of the impedance of aqueous solutions of KCl: An analysis using an extension of the Poisson-Nernst-Planck model

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    Duarte, A. R.; Batalioto, F.; Barbero, G.; Figueiredo Neto, A. M.

    2014-07-01

    We investigate the frequency dependence of the real and imaginary parts of the electric impedance of a cell with titanium electrodes, filled with aqueous solution of KCl in different concentrations. Our experimental data are interpreted by means of an extension of the Poisson-Nernst-Planck model, assuming that the electrodes are not blocking and well described by Ohmic boundary conditions, and that two groups of ions are responsible for the electric conduction. One group is due to the dissociation of KCl in water (majority carriers), the other to the impurities dissolved in water or present in KCl (minority carriers), whose bulk density is very small with respect to first group. The agreement between the experimental data and the theoretical predictions is good, taking into account the small number of free parameters entering in the model. In particular, the diffusion coefficient for the potassium and chloride ions well comparer with those reported in literature. According to our analysis, the role of the carriers related to the impurities present in the solution play a fundamental role in the fit of the experimental data in the low frequency region. The presented model where two groups of ions are present, with the assumption of equal mobilities for positive and negative charges in a group, is motivated by the experimental evidence that in aqueous solution of KCl, K+, and Cl- have approximately the same mobilities. Since the PNP model for an electrolytic solution of the case considered by us predicts an electric response similar to that of an electrolytic solution where the positive and negative ions have different mobility, a comparison with the results reported recently by Macdonald is presented [J. R. Macdonald, Electrochim. Acta, 123, 535 (2014)]. Alternative interpretation of our experimental results related to the assumption of non-blocking electrodes is also discussed.

  6. Evaluation of 2.25Cr-1Mo Alloy for Containment of LiCl/KCl Eutectic during the Pyrometallurgical Processing of Used Nuclear Fuel

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    B.R. Westphal; S.X. Li; G.L. Fredrickson; D. Vaden; T.A. Johnson; J.C. Wass

    2011-03-01

    Recovery of uranium from the Mk-IV and Mk-V electrorefiner vessels containing a LiCl/KCl eutectic salt has been on-going for 14 and 12 years, respectively, during the pyrometallurgical processing of used nuclear fuel. Although austenitic stainless steels are typically utilized for LiCl/KCl salt systems, the presence of cadmium in the Mk-IV electrorefiner dictates an alternate material. A 2.25Cr-1Mo alloy (ASME SA-387) was chosen due to the absence of nickel in the alloy which has a considerable solubility in cadmium. Using the transition metal impurities (iron, chromium, nickel, molybdenum, and manganese) in the electrorefined uranium products, an algorithm was developed to derive values for the contribution of the transition metals from the various input sources. Weight loss and corrosion rate data for the Mk-V electrorefiner vessel were then generated based on the transition metal impurities in the uranium products. To date, the corrosion rate of the 2.25Cr-1Mo alloy in LiCl/KCl eutectic is outstanding assuming uniform (i.e. non-localized) conditions.

  7. Interplay between structure and transport properties of molten salt mixtures of ZnCl2-NaCl-KCl: A molecular dynamics study.

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    Manga, Venkateswara Rao; Swinteck, Nichlas; Bringuier, Stefan; Lucas, Pierre; Deymier, Pierre; Muralidharan, Krishna

    2016-03-01

    Molten mixtures of network-forming covalently bonded ZnCl2 and network-modifying ionically bonded NaCl and KCl salts are investigated as high-temperature heat transfer fluids for concentrating solar power plants. Specifically, using molecular dynamics simulations, the interplay between the extent of the network structure, composition, and the transport properties (viscosity, thermal conductivity, and diffusion) of ZnCl2-NaCl-KCl molten salts is characterized. The Stokes-Einstein/Eyring relationship is found to break down in these network-forming liquids at high concentrations of ZnCl2 (>63 mol. %), while the Eyring relationship is seen with increasing KCl concentration. Further, the network modification due to the addition of K ions leads to formation of non-bridging terminal Cl ions, which in turn lead to a positive temperature dependence of thermal conductivity in these melts. This new understanding of transport in these ternary liquids enables the identification of appropriate concentrations of the network formers and network modifiers to design heat transfer fluids with desired transport properties for concentrating solar power plants. PMID:26957165

  8. Interplay between structure and transport properties of molten salt mixtures of ZnCl2-NaCl-KCl: A molecular dynamics study

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    Manga, Venkateswara Rao; Swinteck, Nichlas; Bringuier, Stefan; Lucas, Pierre; Deymier, Pierre; Muralidharan, Krishna

    2016-03-01

    Molten mixtures of network-forming covalently bonded ZnCl2 and network-modifying ionically bonded NaCl and KCl salts are investigated as high-temperature heat transfer fluids for concentrating solar power plants. Specifically, using molecular dynamics simulations, the interplay between the extent of the network structure, composition, and the transport properties (viscosity, thermal conductivity, and diffusion) of ZnCl2-NaCl-KCl molten salts is characterized. The Stokes-Einstein/Eyring relationship is found to break down in these network-forming liquids at high concentrations of ZnCl2 (>63 mol. %), while the Eyring relationship is seen with increasing KCl concentration. Further, the network modification due to the addition of K ions leads to formation of non-bridging terminal Cl ions, which in turn lead to a positive temperature dependence of thermal conductivity in these melts. This new understanding of transport in these ternary liquids enables the identification of appropriate concentrations of the network formers and network modifiers to design heat transfer fluids with desired transport properties for concentrating solar power plants.

  9. Electrochemical studies and analysis of 1-10 wt% UCl3 concentrations in molten LiCl-KCl eutectic

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    Hoover, Robert O.; Shaltry, Michael R.; Martin, Sean; Sridharan, Kumar; Phongikaroon, Supathorn

    2014-09-01

    Three electrochemical methods - cyclic voltammetry (CV), chronopotentiometry (CP), and anodic stripping voltammetry (ASV) - were applied to solutions of up to 10 wt% UCl3 in the molten LiCl-KCl eutectic salt at 500 °C to determine electrochemical properties and behaviors and to help provide a scientific basis for the development of an in situ electrochemical probe for determining the concentration of uranium in a used nuclear fuel electrorefiner. Diffusion coefficients of UCl4 and UCl3 were calculated to be (6.72 ± 0.360) × 10-6 cm2/s and (1.04 ± 0.17) × 10-5 cm2/s, respectively. Apparent standard reduction potentials were determined to be (-0.381 ± 0.013) V and (-1.502 ± 0.076) V vs. 5 mol% Ag/AgCl or (-1.448 ± 0.013) V and (-2.568 ± 0.076) V vs. Cl2/Cl- for the U(IV)/U(III) and U(III)/U redox couples, respectively. In comparing this data with supercooled thermodynamic data to determine activity coefficients, the thermodynamic database used was important with resulting activity coefficients ranging from 2.34 × 10-3 to 1.08 × 10-2 for UCl4 and 4.94 × 10-5 to 4.50 × 10-4 for UCl3. Of anodic stripping voltammetry and cyclic voltammetry anodic or cathodic peaks, the CV cathodic peak height divided by square root of scan rate was shown to be the most reliable method of determining UCl3 concentration in the molten salt.

  10. Uranium isotopic composition and uranium concentration in special reference material SRM A (uranium in KCl/LiCl salt matrix)

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    Graczyk, D.G.; Essling, A.M.; Sabau, C.S.; Smith, F.P.; Bowers, D.L.; Ackerman, J.P.

    1997-07-01

    To help assure that analysis data of known quality will be produced in support of demonstration programs at the Fuel Conditioning Facility at Argonne National Laboratory-West (Idaho Falls, ID), a special reference material has been prepared and characterized. Designated SRM A, the material consists of individual units of LiCl/KCl eutectic salt containing a nominal concentration of 2.5 wt. % enriched uranium. Analyses were performed at Argonne National Laboratory-East (Argonne, IL) to determine the uniformity of the material and to establish reference values for the uranium concentration and uranium isotopic composition. Ten units from a batch of approximately 190 units were analyzed by the mass spectrometric isotope dilution technique to determine their uranium concentration. These measurements provided a mean value of 2.5058 {+-} 0.0052 wt. % U, where the uncertainty includes estimated limits to both random and systematic errors that might have affected the measurements. Evidence was found of a small, apparently random, non-uniformity in uranium content of the individual SRM A units, which exhibits a standard deviation of 0.078% of the mean uranium concentration. Isotopic analysis of the uranium from three units, by means of thermal ionization mass spectrometry with a special, internal-standard procedure, indicated that the uranium isotopy is uniform among the pellets with a composition corresponding to 0.1115 {+-} 0.0006 wt. % {sup 234}U, 19.8336 {+-} 0.0059 wt. % {sup 235}U, 0.1337 {+-} 0.0006 wt. % {sup 236}U, and 79.9171 {+-} 0.0057 wt. % {sup 238}U.

  11. Automated Potentiometric Titrations in KCl/Water-Saturated Octanol: Method for Quantifying Factors Influencing Ion-Pair Partitioning

    PubMed Central

    2009-01-01

    The knowledge base of factors influencing ion pair partitioning is very sparse, primarily because of the difficulty in determining accurate log PI values of desirable low molecular weight (MW) reference compounds. We have developed a potentiometric titration procedure in KCl/water-saturated octanol that provides a link to log PI through the thermodynamic cycle of ionization and partitioning. These titrations have the advantage of being independent of the magnitude of log P, while maintaining a reproducibility of a few hundredths of a log P in the calculated difference between log P neutral and log P ion pair (diff (log PN − I)). Simple model compounds can be used. The titration procedure is described in detail, along with a program for calculating pKa′′ values incorporating the ionization of water in octanol. Hydrogen bonding and steric factors have a greater influence on ion pairs than they do on neutral species, yet these factors are missing from current programs used to calculate log PI and log D. In contrast to the common assumption that diff (log PN − I) is the same for all amines, they can actually vary more than 3 log units, as in our examples. A major factor affecting log PI is the ability of water and the counterion to approach the charge center. Bulky substituents near the charge center have a negative influence on log PI. On the other hand, hydrogen bonding groups near the charge center have the opposite effect by lowering the free energy of the ion pair. The use of this titration method to determine substituent ion pair stabilization values (IPS) should bring about more accurate log D calculations and encourage species-specific QSAR involving log DN and log DI. This work also brings attention to the fascinating world of nature’s highly stabilized ion pairs. PMID:19265385

  12. Thermal-gradient migration of brine inclusions in salt crystals. [Synthetic single crystals of NaCl and KCl

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    Yagnik, S.K.

    1982-09-01

    It has been proposed that high-level nuclear waste be disposed in a geologic repository. Natural-salt deposits, which are being considered for this purpose, contain a small volume fraction of water in the form of brine inclusions distributed throughout the salt. Radioactive-decay heating of the nuclear wastes will impose a temperature gradient on the surrounding salt which mobilizes the brine inclusions. Inclusions filled completely with brine migrate up the temperature gradient and eventually accumulate brine near the buried waste forms. The brine may slowly corrode or degrade the waste forms which is undesirable. In this work, thermal gradient migration of both all-liquid and gas-liquid inclusions was experimentally studied in synthetic single crystals of NaCl and KCl using a hot-stage attachment to an optical microscope which was capable of imposing temperature gradients and axial compressive loads on the crystals. The migration velocities of the inclusions were found to be dependent on temperature, temperature gradient, and inclusion shape and size. The velocities were also dictated by the interfacial mass transfer resistance at brine/solid interface. This interfacial resistance depends on the dislocation density in the crystal, which in turn, depends on the axial compressive loading of the crystal. At low axial loads, the dependence between the velocity and temperature gradient is non-linear.At high axial loads, however, the interfacial resistance is reduced and the migration velocity depends linearly on the temperature gradient. All-liquid inclusions filled with mixed brines were also studied. For gas-liquid inclusions, three different gas phases (helium, air and argon) were compared. Migration studies were also conducted on single crystallites of natural salt as well as in polycrystalline natural salt samples. The behavior of the inclusions at large angle grain boundaries was observed. 35 figures, 3 tables.

  13. Stability of CO 2 clathrate hydrate + CO 2 liquid + CO 2 vapour + aqueous KCl-NaCl solutions: Experimental determination and application to salinity estimates of fluid inclusions ?

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    Diamond, Larryn W.

    1992-01-01

    The dissociation temperature of CO 2 clathrate hydrate ( Tmcla) in the presence of CO 2 liquid + CO 2 vapour + aqueous KCl-NaCl solutions has been determined by microthermometry of fluid inclusions synthesized in quartz. The reliability of the experimental method as a means to examine clathrate equilibria in this four-phase (Q 2) assemblage has been confirmed by reproducing independent results in the literature on the NaCl-CO 2-H 2O system. Regression fitting of the new experimental measurements and interpolation with published NaCl-CO 2-H 2O data allows the stability of CO 2 clathrate in the Q 2 assemblage of the KCl-NaCl-CO 2-H 2O quaternary system to be described as follows: wt% ( KCl + NaCl) = 15.5296 + 4.2947 XKCL + 0.5061 ( XKCL) 2 -1.0709 TmCLA - 0.4751 TmCLA - 0.048( TmCLA) 2 (1) where wt% (KC1 + NaCl) denotes the total salt concentration in the aqueous liquid (with respect to the salt-H 2O subsystem), TmCLA is in C, and XKCL denotes the relative weight fraction of salts: wt% KCl/ (wt% KCl + wt% NaCl). This equation is valid over the range 0-19 wt% (KC1 + NaCl), and 0-1 XKCL When coupled with fluid inclusion KCl/NaCl ratios analyzed by methods other than microthermometry, Eqn. (1) yields compositions in terms of individual electrolyte concentrations. In natural fluid inclusions, depending on their bulk compositions and densities, clathrate may dissociate as part of the Q 2 assemblage (for which ThCO2> TmCLA), or in either of two three-phase assemblages (for which ThCO2< TmCLA). The new experimental data on the Q 2 assemblage, and those in the literature, may be applied to natural three-phase assemblages as well. This is enabled by the following functions which relate TmCLA, and ThCO2 measured in the metastable absence of clathrate, to equivalent wt% NaCl in the salt-H 2O subsystem of the aqueous liquid. For inclusions in which CO 2 homogenizes via a bubblepoint transition ( ThCO2< TmCLA): eq. wt% NaCl = 15.6151 - 0.03627 x + 0.00164 x2 - 0.9491 y - 0.00287 xy - 0.02464 y2 - 0.00107 xy2 - 0.00222 y3. (2) For inclusions in which CO 2 homogenizes via a dew-point transition ( ThCO2dew < TmCLA): eq. wt% NaCl = 15.5131 + 0.065705 x - 0.00778 x2 - 1.05135 y + 0.02687 xy - 0.04717 y2 + 0.00138 xy2 - 0.00411 y3 (3) where x denotes ThCO2 between -20 and + 10C, y denotes TmCLA, and eq. NaCl concentration is between 0 and 21 wt%. Equations (2) and (3) thus permit salinities to be estimated for the large class of natural KCl-NaCl-CO 2-H 2O fluid inclusions in which ThCO2is higher than the clathrate nucleation temperature.

  14. a Modified Denitrifying Bacteria Method for Dual Stable Isotopic Analysis of of Soil Nitrate in Kcl Extracts: Identification of Bioindicators of Nitrogen Deposition Along a Gradient in the Sonoran Desert

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    Bell, M. D.; Sickman, J. O.; Allen, E. B.

    2011-12-01

    Previous studies performing dual isotopic analysis of nitrate in KCl soil extracts using denitrifying bacteria have not incorporated alterations in the method to compensate for the increased N2O blank produced when the bacteria are exposed to KCl in solution. When 1M KCl is used as a blank, the amount of N2O released from the concentrated bacteria solution is more than four times as high as when using a DI water blank. The excess N2O produced is not an artifact of nitrate impurity in the KCl, although the blank increases with the molarity of KCl up to 1M. The introduction of N2O gas is significant enough to alter the values of IAEA USGS standards (3 μg in 3ml KCl) which in turn results in an inaccurate regression for unknown samples. We reduced the size of the KCl blank and its effect on the standards by adding 3ml of KCl to the bacteria solution prior to purging the sample with He gas. This removes the N2O gas which is released by the bacteria when they initially come in contact with the KCl, and allows for standards to be calibrated to a precision of ± 0.1 % δ15N and ± 0.2 % δ18O. Using this new method, we measured δ15N and δ18O of nitrate in 1M KCl soil extracts taken from surface soil (5cm cores) along a nitrogen deposition gradient spanning the Coachella Valley in the western Sonoran Desert during the summer. Early germinating winter annual plant species (Schismus barbatus, Chaenactic fremontii, and Malacothrix glabrata) were collected as seedlings early in the growing season and again in late spring before senescence. Leaves from the dominant shrub, Larrea tridentata, were also collected from each site. Soil nitrogen from sites on the eastern edge of the valley had δ18O values between +30 and +41%, indicating an influence of atmospheric nitrate in plant available nitrate. There was an inverse correlation (r2=0.907) between soil δ18O and the δ15N of the C.fremontii leaf tissue, which suggests that in areas of high N deposition, some seedlings are able to take up excess nitrogen deposited to the soil surface in the summer. Leaf tissue from L. tridentata had a similar relationship with calculated summer atmospheric nitrogen deposition. These results indicate anthropogenic nitrate is only evident in the soils in areas of high deposition and that isotopic composition of the leaf tissue of some widespread species may be able to be used as a bioindicator of deposition.

  15. Structure transition in myosin association with the change of concentration: solubility equilibrium under specified KCl and pH condition.

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    Tsunashima, Yoshisuke; Akutagawa, Tohru

    2004-10-15

    We observed, for the first time, the elementary process for the ordered self-assembly formation of myosin in solution. It was realized exclusively under the specific condition of 200 mM KCl, 5 mM phosphate buffer, pH 7.08, at 15-20 degrees C, which is called the transition-generating condition (TGC). Described more in detail: pure myosin extracted from rabbit skeletal muscle exhibited the structural transition in its association form only when the myosin concentration c was changed under TGC. The myosin solubility was saturated in both edges of the total myosin concentration c > 10.0 mg/mL (solubility region II) and c < or = 0.25 mg/mL (solubility region I). In the intermediate region, the association structure of myosin changed stepwise with decreasing c. The steps were classified into four regions: region I (c < or = 0.25 mg/mL), II (0.25 < or = c < or = 0.50 mg/mL), III (0.50 < or = c < or = 5.0 mg/mL), and IV (c > 5.0 mg/mL). In each region except II, the plot of the relative soluble myosin concentration c(aq)/c against c(-1) gave a straight line of different slopes, certifying that myosin constructs self-assemblies by the closed association mechanism and that the self-assembly takes dual structures in each region. In region II, a drastic transition occurred in the self-assembled dual structures. Here, a highly associated (insoluble) giant assembly would break into soluble assemblies composed of several myosin molecules. The solubility region I originates a driving force for this structural transition. The basic binding unit of the self-assembly would be a parallel myosin-dimer constructed by the intermolecular axial staggers of 14.3 and 43 nm, as is observed by X-ray diffraction for the thick filament assembly or light meromyosin paracrystals. Myosin could take a single rod-like chain form only in an extremely low concentration region of c < or = c(aq,0) (= 0.053 mg/mL). The association behavior revealed in the present study suggests strongly that the complementary charge cluster and its electrostatic interaction between parallel myosin rods play a crucial role for the ordered self-assembly formation and that the specific electrostatic atmosphere of the solution under TGC is essential to the association mechanism in skeletal muscle myosin, or the thick filament formation of the mammals. PMID:15378484

  16. Comparison of KCl denuders with the pyrolysis method and calibration using HgBr2 at an in-service AMNET site

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    McClure, C.; Jaffe, D. A.; Edgerton, E.; Jansen, J. J.

    2013-12-01

    During the summer of 2013, we initiated a project to examine the performance of Tekran measurements of Gaseous Oxidized Mercury (GOM) with a pyrolysis method at the North Birmingham SEARCH site. Measurements started in June 2013 and will run until September 2013. This project responds to recent studies that indicate problems with the KCl denuder method for collection of GOM (e.g. Lyman et al., 2010; Gustin et al., 2013; Ambrose et al., 2013). For this project, we compared two GOM measurement systems, one using the KCl denuder method and a second method using high temperature pyrolysis of Hg compounds and detection of the resulting Hg0 vapors. Both instruments were also calibrated using an HgBr2 source to understand the recovery of one possible atmospheric GOM constituent. Both instruments sampled from a common, heated manifold. Past work has shown that in order to fully transmit HgBr2 sample lines must be made from PFA lines and heated to 100 °C. The transmission rate of HgBr2 during this project is approximately 90% over 25 feet of sample tubing at this temperature. Very preliminary results from this study have found that the transmitted HgBr2 is captured with 95% efficiency in carbon-scrubbed ambient air for both the KCl denuder and the pyrolysis method. However, the denuder method appears to be significantly less efficient in the capture of GOM when sampling unaltered ambient air versus the pyrolysis validation of total Hg0. Therefore, calibration of GOM measurements is essential in order to accurately correct for fluctuations in the GOM capture efficiency. We have also found that calibrations for GOM can be done routinely in the field and that these are essential to fully understand the GOM measurements. At present our calibration system is performed manually, but in principle this method could be readily automated.

  17. Phorbol ester attenuates the KCl-induced increase in (Ca/sup 2 +/) and inhibits spontaneous sarcoplasmic reticulum Ca/sup 2 +/ release, in rat cardiac myocytes

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    Hansford, R.G.; Capogrossi, M.C.; Kaku, T.; Pelto, D.J.; Filburn, C.H.; Lakatta, E.G.

    1986-03-01

    Partial membrane depolarization induced by increasing the KCl concentration of the medium bathing cardiac myocytes leads to an increase in cell (Ca/sup 2 +/), and accelerates the frequency of spontaneous contractile waves (W) caused by periodic sarcoplasmic reticulum (SR) Ca/sup 2 +/ release. In suspensions of myocytes bathed in 1.0mM Ca/sup 2 +/ at 37 (pH 7.4) and loaded with the fluorescent Ca/sup 2 +/ - indicator Fura-2, by incubation with 2 ..mu..M acetoxymethyl ester for 30 min, the addition of KCl to raise (K/sup +/) from 5 to 30 mM is associated with a rapid (< 10 sec) increase in fluorescence, corresponding to an increased cell (Ca/sup 2 +/). Prior exposure (3 min) to 10/sup -7/ M phorbol myristate acetate (PMA) diminishes this response to 44 +/- 10% of that in control suspensions (n = 9). Under the same conditions W frequency (min/sup -1/) in individual cells in 30 mM KCl averaged 8.3 +/- 0.6. Addition of PMA abolished W within 1 min. Diacylglycerol (10 ..mu..M L..cap alpha..-1,2-dioctanoylglycerol, di C8) had a similar effect on W frequency. The thesis is that PMA attenuates cell Ca/sup 2 +/ overload and its associated potentiation of spontaneous SR Ca/sup 2 +/ oscillations. In view of the efficacy of PMA and di C8, it is suggested that the effect is mediated by protein kinase c, and it may involve an alteration in the intracellular distribution of this enzyme.

  18. Extensive Lesions in Rat Insular Cortex Significantly Disrupt Taste Sensitivity to NaCl and KCl and Slow Salt Discrimination Learning

    PubMed Central

    Blonde, Ginger D.; Bales, Michelle B.; Spector, Alan C.

    2015-01-01

    While studies of the gustatory cortex (GC) mostly focus on its role in taste aversion learning and memory, the necessity of GC for other fundamental taste-guided behaviors remains largely untested. Here, rats with either excitotoxic lesions targeting GC (n = 26) or sham lesions (n = 14) were assessed for postsurgical retention of a presurgically LiCl-induced conditioned taste aversion (CTA) to 0.1M sucrose using a brief-access taste generalization test in a gustometer. The same animals were then trained in a two-response operant taste detection task and psychophysically tested for their salt (NaCl or KCl) sensitivity. Next, the rats were trained and tested in a NaCl vs. KCl taste discrimination task with concentrations varied. Rats meeting our histological inclusion criterion had large lesions (resulting in a group averaging 80% damage to GC and involving surrounding regions) and showed impaired postsurgical expression of the presurgical CTA (LiCl-injected, n = 9), demonstrated rightward shifts in the NaCl (0.54 log10 shift) and KCl (0.35 log10 shift) psychometric functions, and displayed retarded salt discrimination acquisition (n = 18), but eventually learned and performed the discrimination comparable to sham-operated animals. Interestingly, the degree of deficit between tasks correlated only modestly, if at all, suggesting that idiosyncratic differences in insular cortex lesion topography were the root of the individual differences in the behavioral effects demonstrated here. This latter finding hints at some degree of interanimal variation in the functional topography of insular cortex. Overall, GC appears to be necessary to maintain normal taste sensitivity to NaCl and KCl and for salt discrimination learning. However, higher salt concentrations can be detected and discriminated by rats with extensive damage to GC suggesting that the other resources of the gustatory system are sufficient to maintain partial competence in these tasks, supporting the view that such basic sensory-discriminative taste functions involve distributed processes among central gustatory structures. PMID:25658323

  19. K-Cl cotransport: immunohistochemical and ion flux studies in human embryonic kidney (HEK293) cells transfected with full-length and C-terminal-domain-truncated KCC1 cDNAs.

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    Lauf, P K; Zhang, J; Gagnon, K B; Delpire, E; Fyffe, R E; Adragna, N C

    2001-01-01

    Coupled K and Cl movements are mediated by several isoforms of the K-Cl cotransporter (COT) encoded by the KCC genes. The ubiquitous KCC1 isoform, important for cell volume and ion homeostasis, has 12 transmembrane domains (Tmds), and cytoplasmic N- and C-terminal domains (Ntd and Ctd). This study investigates the cellular localization of KCC1 by confocal microscopy, activation of K-Cl COT by various non-osmotic and osmotic interventions with net unidirectional K and Rb fluxes at 37( degrees )C, and the effect of Ctd deletion on K-Cl COT regulation. Human embryonic kidney (HEK293) cells were transfected with full-length (fl) rabbit (rb)KCC1 and - CtdKCC1 cDNAs obtained after truncation at nucleotide 2011. Normal cells exposed to polyclonal anti-Ctd antibodies against Ctd epitopes within a 77 amino acid sequence (a.a.943-1020) revealed granular membrane and cytoplasmic immunostaining, presumably endogenous KCC1. Additional diffuse membrane and cytoplasmic immunofluorescence in flKCC1-transfected cells was absent in -CtdKCC1-transfected cells. Monoclonal antibodies against a c-myc epitope at the protein Ntd showed both membrane and cytosolic fluorescence. Basal and N-ethylmaleimide (NEM)-stimulated Rb influxes through K-Cl COT, calculated as Cl-dependent Rb fluxes, were 2-3-fold higher in flKCC1-transfected than in normal cells. NEM stimulation of K-Cl COT was highest in flKCC1-transfected cells, significantly lower in stably and abrogated in transiently -CtdKCC1-transfected cells. Furosemide, calyculin and genistein inhibited basal and NEM-stimulated K-Cl COT in normal and transfected cells. Staurosporine and hydroxylamine were ineffective stimulators. No effect of pH(0) changes (6.3-8.4) was observed in basal or NEM-stimulated K-Cl COT, in both normal and transfected cells. However, inhibition by NEM occurred at pH(0) 8.4. Furthermore, in a Cl-independent manner, NEM lowered cell K content by >30% and hypotonicity (210-70mOsM) stimulated furosemide-sensitive Rb influx and K loss. Thus, in cultured normal and KCC1-transfected cells, K-Cl COT shows significant differences from erythrocytes, and NEM and cell swelling open furosemide-sensitive and Cl-independent K/Rb channels. Failure of K-Cl COT in cells transfected with Ctd-truncated KCC1 to respond to NEM suggests a role of the Ctd for signal transduction. PMID:11410710

  20. Volume-dependent and NEM-stimulated K+,Cl- transport is elevated in oxygenated SS, SC and CC human red cells.

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    Canessa, M; Spalvins, A; Nagel, R L

    1986-05-01

    Mechanisms involved in cell volume regulation are important in SS, SC cells as they might be involved in determining the extent of sickling and the generation of dense cells and irreversibly sickled cells. We have studied in these cells the response to cell swelling of the K+,Cl- transporter. We found that Hb SS, SC and CC red cells have higher values of a ouabain-resistant, chloride-dependent and NEM-stimulated K+ efflux than AA red cells. In contrast, the Na+,K+,Cl- cotransport estimated from the bumetanide-sensitive component of K+ efflux was not significantly different in SS, SC and CC red cells. The (ouabain + bumetanide)-resistant K+ efflux from SS, SC and CC red cells was stimulated by cell swelling induced by reduction of the osmotic pressure (300 to 220 mosmol/l) and pH (8 to 7) of the flux media (140 mM NaCl). The Cl--dependent K+ efflux stimulated by osmotic swelling highly correlated with the NEM-stimulated component (r = 0.8, p less than 0.001, n = 22) and the acid-pH-induced swelling (r = 0.969, p less than 0.001, n = 22), indicating that it is driven by the K+,Cl- transporter. PMID:3699160

  1. The effect of mixed HCl-KCl competitive adsorbate on Pt adsorption and catalytic properties of Pt-Sn/Al2O3 catalysts in propane dehydrogenation

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    Zangeneh, Farnaz Tahriri; Taeb, Abbas; Gholivand, Khodayar; Sahebdelfar, Saeed

    2015-12-01

    The effect of competitive adsorbate concentration and combination on the adsorption of H2PtCl6 onto γ-Al2O3 in the preparation and performance of PtSnK/γ-Al2O3 catalyst for propane dehydrogenation was investigated. The catalysts were prepared by sequential impregnation of Sn and Pt precursors. The effect of competitor concentration on Pt adsorption was studied by using hydrochloric acid (0.1-0.3 M) and the effect of pH was studied by using KCl/HCl mixtures at constant (0.1 M) total chloride ion concentration. The catalysts were characterized by nitrogen adsorption/desorption, XRD, XRF, SEM and CO chemisorption. The catalytic performance tests were carried out in a fixed-bed quartz reactor under kinetic controlled condition for proper catalyst screening. It was found that the corrosive competitor HCl could be partially substituted with KCl without appreciable impact on catalyst performance with the advantage of lower acid attack on the support and reduced leaching of the deposited tin. A model based on initial concentration and uptake of the adsorbates was developed to obtain the adsorption parameters. Values of 890 μmol/g and 600 lit/mol were obtained for adsorption site concentration of the tin-impregnated support and equilibrium constant for Pt adsorption, respectively, for HCl concentration range of 0.1-0.3 M.

  2. Molten Salt Mixture Properties (KF-ZrF4 and KCl-MgCl2) for Use in RELAP5-3D for High Temperature Reactor Application

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    N. A. Anderson; P. Sabharwall

    2012-06-01

    Molten salt coolants are being investigated as primary coolants for a fluoride high-temperature reactor and as secondary coolants for high temperature reactors such as the next generation nuclear plant. This work provides a review of the thermophysical properties of candidate molten salt coolants for use as a secondary heat transfer medium from a high temperature reactor to a processing plant. The molten salts LiF-NaF-KF, KF-ZrF4 and KCl-MgCl2 were considered for use in the secondary coolant loop. The thermophysical properties necessary to add the molten salts KF-ZrF4 and KCl-MgCl2 to RELAP5-3D were gathered for potential modeling purposes. The properties of the molten salt LiF-NaF-KF were already available in RELAP5-3D. The effect that the uncertainty in individual properties had on the Nusselt number was evaluated. This uncertainty in the Nusselt number was shown to be nearly independent of the molten salt temperature.

  3. Evaluation of the Electrochemical Behavior of CeCl3 in Molten LiCl-KCl Eutectic Utilizing Metallic Ce as an Anode

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    K. C. Marsden; B. Pesic

    2011-04-01

    A study of the electrochemical behavior of CeCl3 in LiCl-KCl eutectic was performed in the temperature range 653-973K to ascertain if CeCl3 is a suitable surrogate for UCl3 in the development of nuclear fuel cycle technologies. Reduction of cerium occurs in a single 3-electron step that is quasi-reversible. The diffusion coefficient of Ce(III) was determined by linear sweep voltammetry and chronopotentiometry. The standard potential of Ce(III)/Ce(0) was measured and used to calculate Gibbs free energy and the activity coefficient. The nucleation of cerium on a tungsten substrate was determined to be instantaneous with hemispherical nuclei whose growth is controlled by linear or hemispherical diffusion. The order of magnitude of the exchange current density was determined by the linear polarization method. The electrochemical characteristics of CeCl3 were compared with those of UCl3 in LiCl-KCl to evaluate the potential of cerium as a surrogate for uranium electrorefining development.

  4. Separation of CsCl from a Ternary CsCl-LiCl-KCl Salt via a Melt Crystallization Technique for Pyroprocessing Waste Minimization

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    Ammon Williams; Supathorn Phongikaroon; Michael Simpson

    2013-02-01

    A parametric study has been conducted to identify the effects of several parameters on the separation of CsCl from molten LiCl-KCl salt via a melt crystallization process. A reverse vertical Bridgman technique was used to grow the salt crystals. The investigated parameters were: (1) the advancement rate, (2) the crucible lid configuration, (3) the amount of salt mixture, (4) the initial composition of CsCl, and (5) the temperature difference between the high and low furnace zones. From each grown crystal, samples were taken axially and analyzed using inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS). Results show that CsCl concentrations at the top of the crystals were low and increased to a maximum at the bottom of the salt. Salt (LiCl-KCl) recycle percentages for the experiments ranged from 50% to 75% and the CsCl composition in the waste salt was low. To increase the recycle percentage and the concentration of CsCl in the waste form, the possibility of using multiple crystallization stages was explored to further optimize the process. Results show that multiple crystallization stages are practical and the optimal experimental conditions should be operated at 5.0 mm/hr rate with a lid configuration and temperature difference of 200 C for a total of five crystallization stages. Under these conditions, up to 88% of the salt can be recycled.

  5. An experimental study of the solubility of molybdenum in H[subscript 2]O and KCl?H2O solutions from 500 [degrees]C to 800 [degrees]C, and 150 to 300 MPa

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    Ulrich, Thomas; Mavrogenes, John

    2008-04-22

    The solubility of molybdenum (Mo) was determined at temperatures from 500 C to 800 C and 150 to 300 MPa in KCl-H{sub 2}O and pure H{sub 2}O solutions in cold-seal experiments. The solutions were trapped as synthetic fluid inclusions in quartz at experimental conditions, and analyzed by laser ablation inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (LA ICPMS). Mo solubilities of 1.6 wt% in the case of KCl-bearing aqueous solutions and up to 0.8 wt% in pure H{sub 2}O were found. Mo solubility is temperature dependent, but not pressure dependent over the investigated range, and correlates positively with salinity (KCl concentration). Molar ratios of {approx}1 for Mo/Cl and Mo/K are derived based on our data. In combination with results of synchrotron X-ray absorption spectroscopy of individual fluid inclusions, it is suggested that Mo-oxo-chloride complexes are present at high salinity (>20 wt% KCl) and ion pairs at moderate to low salinity (<11 wt% KCl) in KCl-H{sub 2}O aqueous solutions. Similarly, in the pure H{sub 2}O experiments molybdic acid is the dominant species in aqueous solution. The results of these hydrothermal Mo experiments fit with earlier studies conducted at lower temperatures and indicate that high Mo concentrations can be transported in aqueous solutions. Therefore, the Mo concentration in aqueous fluids seems not to be the limiting factor for ore formation, whereas precipitation processes and the availability of sulfur appear to be the main controlling factors in the formation of molybdenite (MoS{sub 2}).

  6. Vapor-liquid phase equilibria of potassium chloride-water mixtures: Equation-of-state representation for KCl-H2O and NaCl-H2O

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    Hovey, J.K.; Pitzer, Kenneth S.; Tanger, J.C., IV; Bischoff, J.L.; Rosenbauer, R.J.

    1990-01-01

    Measurements of isothermal vapor-liquid compositions for KCl-H2O as a function of pressure are reported. An equation of state, which was originally proposed by Pitzer and was improved and used by Tanger and Pitzer to fit the vapor-liquid coexistence surface for NaCl-H2O, has been used for representation of the KCl-H2O system from 300 to 410??C. Improved parameters are also reported for NaCl-H2O from 300 to 500??C. ?? 1990 American Chemical Society.

  7. Synthetic fluid inclusions. V. Solubility relations in the system NaCl-KCl-H 2O under vapor-saturated conditions

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    Sterner, S. Michael; Hall, Donald L.; Bodnar, Robert J.

    1988-05-01

    Vapor-saturated solubility relationships in the system NaCl-KCl-H 2O have been determined by experimentally synthesizing fluid inclusions in quartz in the presence of known brine compositions and then measuring the dissolution temperatures of halite and/or sylvite daughter crystals within the inclusions using a microscope equipped with a heating stage. These data, along with other literature values have been used in a stepwise multiple regression routine to generate a series of equations describing vapor-saturated solubility relations within the halite, sylvite and hydrohalite stability fields. These equations, together with a recently published equation for the ice stability field ( HALLet al., 1987), have been used to construct the complete vapor-saturated solubility surface in the NaCl-KCl-H 2O ternary system. The diagram may be used in the interpretation of microthermometric data to determine the compositions of fluid inclusions approximated by the NaCl-KCl-H 2O system. For the NaCl-H 2O binary system, the ternary halite field expression reduces to Wt.% NaCl = 26.242 + 0.4928 ? + 1.42 ?2 - 0.223 ?3 + 0.04129 ?4 + 0.006295 ?5- 0.001967 ?6 + 0.0001112 ?7 ( ? = T C/100, where 0.1 ? T C ?801 C) which describes halite solubilities along the three-phase halite + liquid + vapor (H + L + V) curve. Similarly, sylvite solubilities along the three-phase sylvite + liquid + vapor (S + L + V) curve are described by the equation Wt.% KC1 = 21.886 + 20.28 ? - 9.603 ?2 + 4.078 ?3 - 0.8724 ?4 + 0.09174 ?5 - 0.003776 ?6 ( ?= T C/100, where -10.7 ? T C ? 770 C). Solubility data obtained from synthetic fluid inclusions are in good agreement with recently published data for the KC1-H 2O and NaCl-H 2O binary systems but are at variance with some earlier works.

  8. Mixing-rules of viscosity, electrical conductivity and density of NaCl, KCl and CaCl2 aqueous solutions derived from experiments

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    Milsch, Harald; Kallenberg, Bianca; Holzhauer, Julia; Frick, Stephanie; Blcher, Guido

    2010-05-01

    Upper-crustal fluids often contain an abundance of dissolved ions significantly affecting their thermo-physical properties. Knowledge of these properties and their relation to both type and concentration of ionic species is of predominant importance for a variety of geotechnical applications, e.g. the provision of energy from deep-seated geothermal reservoirs. We conducted extensive and systematic series of measurements on the viscosity, electrical conductivity and density of synthetic geothermal brines containing varying amounts of dissolved NaCl, KCl and CaCl2 salts. The investigations were performed at ambient pressure and temperatures between 20C and 80C, using a Hppler-viscometer, a commercial hand-held four-electrode conductivity meter, and a combination of volumetric and mass measurements for density, respectively. The maximum molalities investigated were 4 mol/kg for KCl and 5 mol/kg for NaCl and CaCl2, respectively. Despite analytical simplicity the results obtained were in good to excellent agreement with tabulated values. The investigations on electrical conductivity showed excellent agreement with Kohlrausch's law of independent migration of ions as well as tabulated values for the respective limiting molar conductivities. Cation-valency strongly affects the dependence of all three thermo-physical properties on salt concentration. At a given temperature, CaCl2 brine shows a decrease in conductivity, a dramatic increase in viscosity, and a departure from linearity for density with concentration above molalities of approximately 3 mol/kg. Moreover, systematic measurements performed with mixtures of the three salts yielded mixing-rules for all three parameters. The predictions of these rules applied to a natural geothermal brine of known chemical composition were in excellent agreement with direct measurements performed with this fluid. After evaluation, such relationships then permit reasonable estimates on thermo-physical properties of fluids having more complex compositions without the need for further measurements. For example, the viscosity of a solution containing an arbitrary composition of NaCl, KCl and CaCl2 can be reasonably predicted by stoichiometrically weighting the individual viscosities measured at the total concentration of the mixture. In our contribution we will critically present the data in comparison to existing data and communicate the mixing-rules derived. Also, we will stress the validity of the conventional conductivity-viscosity relationship based on the balance between electrical and viscous forces. This will constrain the species- and concentration-dependence of both effective ionic radii and ionic mobility and finally might provide insight into the mechanistic origin of the observed valency-dependence of all three thermo-physical parameters.

  9. Electrochemical studies of LaCl{sub 3} and GdCl{sub 3} dissolved in fused LiCl-KCl

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    Lantelme, F.; Berghoute, Y.

    1999-11-01

    Molten systems are important as reaction media for the winning of strong oxidation or reducing elements such as fluorine, alkaline, and alkaline earth metals and aluminum. Recently, fused salt electrochemistry has been used for the preparation of refractory metals opening the way to the deposition of metals in solid state. The thermodynamic properties of solutions of lanthanum or gadolinium chlorides in mixed molten LiCl-KCl were determined by electromagnetic force (emf) measurements of LaCl{sub 3} or GdCl{sub 3} formation cells. The temperature dependence of the emf between 380 and 590 C was used to calculate the Gibbs energy and the enthalpy of formation of dissolved LaCl{sub 3} or GdCl{sub 3}. The electrode processes of La(III) and Gd(III) reduced on a tungsten electrode were investigated by cyclic voltammetry and chronopotentiometry.

  10. Electrochemistry and Spectroelectrochemistry of Europium(III) chloride in 3 LiCl – 2KCl from 643 to 1123 K

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    Schroll, Cynthia A.; Chatterjee, Sayandev; Levitskaia, Tatiana G.; Heineman, William R.; Bryan, Samuel A.

    2013-09-09

    The electrochemical and spectroelectrochemical behavior of Europium(III) chloride in a molten salt eutectic, 3 LiCl – 2 KCl, over a temperature range of 643 – 1123 K using differential pulse voltammetry, cyclic voltammetry, potential step chronoabsorptometry, and thin-layer spectroelectrochemistry is reported. The electrochemical reaction was determined to be the one electron reduction of Eu3+ to Eu2+ at all temperatures. The redox potential of Eu3+/2+ shifts to more positive potentials and the diffusion coefficient for Eu3+ increases as temperature increases. The results for the number of electrons transferred, redox potential and diffusion coefficient are in good agreement between the electrochemical and spectroelectrochemical techniques.

  11. Formation of alloy coatings by no-current diffusion saturation of nickel by ytterbium in an LiCl-KCl-YbCl3 melt

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    El'kin, O. V.; Kovalevskii, A. V.

    2013-05-01

    Gravimetry is used to study the effect of the temperature and time of no-current diffusion ytterbium saturation of nickel in a molten mixture of the LiCl-KCl eutectic with YbCl3 on the specific change in the nickel sample weight w = ? m/ s, where ? m is the change in the sample weight and s is the sample surface area. The dependences of w on the process time are obtained in the temperature range 773-973 K. The experimentally formed alloy Ni-Yb coatings on nickel are examined by chemical analysis, X-ray fluorescence analysis, and X-ray diffraction. The experimental results demonstrate the presence of one structural zone, which consists of a Laves phase, in the diffusion layer.

  12. Separation of actinides from irradiated An-Zr based fuel by electrorefining on solid aluminium cathodes in molten LiCl-KCl

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    Souček, P.; Murakami, T.; Claux, B.; Meier, R.; Malmbeck, R.; Tsukada, T.; Glatz, J.-P.

    2015-04-01

    An electrorefining process for metallic spent nuclear fuel treatment is being investigated in ITU. Solid aluminium cathodes are used for homogeneous recovery of all actinides within the process carried out in molten LiCl-KCl eutectic salt at a temperature of 500 °C. As the selectivity, efficiency and performance of solid Al has been already shown using un-irradiated An-Zr alloy based test fuels, the present work was focused on laboratory-scale demonstration of the process using irradiated METAPHIX-1 fuel composed of U67-Pu19-Zr10-MA2-RE2 (wt.%, MA = Np, Am, Cm, RE = Nd, Ce, Gd, Y). Different electrorefining techniques, conditions and cathode geometries were used during the experiment yielding evaluation of separation factors, kinetic parameters of actinide-aluminium alloy formation, process efficiency and macro-structure characterisation of the deposits. The results confirmed an excellent separation and very high efficiency of the electrorefining process using solid Al cathodes.

  13. Influence of partial replacement of NaCl with KCl and CaCl(2) on texture and color of dry fermented sausages.

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    Gimeno, O; Astiasarán, I; Bello, J

    1999-03-01

    A Spanish type of dry fermented sausage, Chorizo de Pamplona, was manufactured with a mixture of (2.29%) different salts (NaCl, KCl, and CaCl(2)) with an equivalent ionic strength to that of the control manufactured with 2.6% NaCl. The use of this salt mixture affected the texture profile analysis (TPA), giving rise to a significant reduction in hardness, cohesiveness, gumminess and chewiness. Instrumental color values showed higher b (yellowness) and L (lightness) values. Sensory texture and color intensity yielded lower scores, but they were classified as acceptable. Principal component analysis was carried out with the instrumental measures. The two principal components explained 76.9% of the variance. Modified and control samples were separated by the first component, which explained 57.1% of the variance and was defined basically by texture parameters. PMID:10552384

  14. High-resolution helium time-of-flight studies of Rayleigh surface-phonon dispersion curves of LiF, NaF, and KCl

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    Brusdeylins, G.; Doak, R. Bruce; Toennies, J. Peter

    1983-03-01

    A molecular-beam apparatus is described in which a cold He beam (~=20 meV) of very high velocity resolution (?vv~=0.8%) is scattered from alkali halide single-crystal surfaces. The velocity distribution of the scattered beam is analyzed using time-of-flight (TOF) techniques. The variation of the TOF spectra with target temperature reveals the influence of multiphonon processes, allowing the regime of single-phonon scattering to be experimentally delineated. The inelastic scattering TOF spectra reveal as many as six sharp maxima, most of which can be attributed to creation or annihilation of single Rayleigh-mode surface phonons. Some evidence is also found for interactions with bulk modes at the surface. Phonon frequencies and wave vectors determined from the TOF spectra allow Rayleigh-mode dispersion curves to be measured out to the Brillouin-zone boundary for the (001) face of LiF, NaF, and KCl along the <100> azimuth. The measured dispersion curves agree well with theoretical predictions except for LiF, for which the experimental frequencies are about 10% lower at the zone boundary. For KCl possible evidence is found for a "crossing mode" embedded in the bulk continuum bands. Measurements were also made in the <110> azimuth for LiF; however, the scattering intensities were observed to be so weak that measurements to the zone boundary were not possible. The inelastic scattering is found to be significantly affected by resonant processes involving bound states of the gas-surface potential well. However, Benedek's mechanism of kinematic focusing is shown to have usually only a minor effect upon the distribution of scattered intensity with polar incident angle under the present experimental conditions. TOF spectra for different azimuthal angles indicate that a similar kinematic focusing effect may be expected in azimuthal angular distributions.

  15. The Resveratrol-induced Relaxation of Cholecystokinin Octapeptide- or KCl-induced Tension in Male Guinea Pig Gallbladder Strips Is Mediated Through L-type Ca2+ Channels

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    Kline, Loren W; Karpinski, Edward

    2015-01-01

    Background/Aims Resveratrol (3,5,4?-trihydroxystilbene) is a polyphenolic compound (stilbene) and a phytoalexin. The purpose of this study was to determine the mechanism which mediated the resveratrol-induced relaxation of cholecystokinin octapeptide- or KCl-induced tension in male guinea pig gallbladder strips. Methods Gallbladder strips were prepared and suspended in in vitro chambers filled with Krebs-Henseleit solution. The strips were attached to force displacement transducers, and the changes in tension were recorded on a polygraph. All reagents were added directly into the chambers. Results To determine if intracellular Ca2+ release mediated the resveratrol-induced relaxation of cholecystokinin octapeptide-induced tension, 2-aminoethoxydiphenylborane (2-APB) was used. 2-APB significantly (P < 0.01) decreased the amount of RSVL-induced relaxation. To determine if protein kinase A (PKA) mediated the resveratrol-induced relaxation, PKA inhibitor 14-22 amide myristolated (PKA-IM) was used. PKA-IM had no effect on resveratrol-induced relaxation. Neither KT5823, NG-methyl-L-arginine acetate salt, a nitric oxide synthase inhibitor, nor fulvestrant had a significant effect on the amount of resveratrol-induced relaxation. Genistein, a protein tyrosine kinase inhibitor, significantly (P < 0.01) increased the RSVL-induced relaxation. To determine if protein kinase C mediated the RSVL-induced relaxation, the protein kinase C inhibitors bisindolymaleimide IV and chelerythrine Cl- were used together, and a significant (P < 0.05) increase in resveratrol-induced relaxation was observed. The pretreatment of the strips with resveratrol significantly (P < 0.001) decreased the amount of KCl- and cholecystokinin octapep-tide-induced tension. Conclusions Resveratrol-induced relaxation is mediated by its effects on L-type Ca2+ channels and intracellular Ca2+ release. PMID:25537678

  16. Electrochemical characterization of an asymmetric nanofiltration membrane with NaCl and KCl solutions: influence of membrane asymmetry on transport parameters.

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    Cañas, A; Benavente, J

    2002-02-15

    Electrochemical characterization of a nanofiltration asymmetric membrane was carried out by measuring membrane potential, salt diffusion, and electrical parameters (membrane electrical resistance and capacitance) with the membrane in contact with NaCl and KCl solutions at different concentrations (10(-3)< or =c(M)< or =5 x 10(-2)). From these experiments characteristic parameters such as the effective concentration of charge in the membrane, ionic transport numbers, and salt and ionic permeabilities across the membrane were determined. Membrane electrical resistance and capacitance were obtained from impedance spectroscopy (IS) measurements by using equivalent circuits as models. This technique allows the determination of the electrical contribution associated with each sublayer; then, assuming that the dense sublayer behaves as a plane capacitor, its thickness can be estimated from the capacitance value. The influence of membrane asymmetry on transport parameters have been studied by carrying out measurements for the two opposite external conditions. Results show that membrane asymmetry strongly affects membrane potential, which is attributed to the Donnan exclusion when the solutions in contact with the dense layer have concentrations lower than the membrane fixed charge (X(ef) approximately -0.004 M), but for the reversal experimental condition (high concentration in contact with the membrane dense sublayer) the membrane potential is practically similar to the solution diffusion potential. The comparison of results obtained for both electrolytes agrees with the higher conductivity of KCl solutions. On the other hand, the influence of diffusion layers at the membrane/solution interfaces in salt permeation was also studied by measuring salt diffusion at a given NaCl concentration gradient but at five different solutions stirring rates. PMID:16290419

  17. [Study of the metal precipitation from decontamination leachates of municipal wastes fly ash incinerators].

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    Levasseur, B; Blais, J F; Mercier, G

    2005-04-01

    This research work focuses on the development of a new process for the decontamination of municipal wastes incinerators fly ashes. The objective of this study was to evaluate different total and selective precipitation methods for metals removal from ash decontamination leachates. The tested options include 1) use of hydrated lime and caustic soda for selective (pH 5.0) and total (pH 8.5) metal precipitation; 2) addition of different chemicals (H3PO4, Na2S and FeCl3) in a pH range from 6.0 to 9.0. Fly ash decontamination assays using alkaline and acid washing steps were initially performed using optimal conditions previously established. Treated fly ashes respected the standards based on the TCLP leaching test for all studied metals and SPLP. Total metal precipitation tests carried out at pH 8.5 achieve removal yields for all metals > or = 90% using hydrated lime and > or = 83% using caustic soda. Selective precipitation tests alone at pH 5.0 show removal yields > or = 97% for Cr and between 75 and 87% for Al and Pb. Moreover, assays carried out using a stoechiometric addition of Na2S have allowed the separation of Cd (> or = 99%) and Zn (> or = 71%) as metal sulphides (CdS and ZnS). From an economical point of view, the most interesting option seems to be the leachates neutralization at pH 7.0 using Ca(OH)2 combined with the reuse of the treated leachates in the fly ash leaching steps. Metal precipitation cost at pH 7.0 has been estimated to be 22.7 CAN dollars tct-1 using Ca(OH)2, and 26.7 CAN dollars tct-1 using NaOH. PMID:15906494

  18. Rate of activation and deactivation of K:Cl cotransport by changes in cell volume in hemoglobin SS, CC and AA red cells.

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    Canessa, M; Romero, J R; Lawrence, C; Nagel, R L; Fabry, M E

    1994-12-01

    Red blood cells (RBC) of subjects homozygous for hemoglobin A (AA), C (CC) and S (SS) exhibit different cell volumes which might be related to differences in cell volume regulation. We have investigated how rapidly K:Cl cotransport is activated and deactivated to regulate the cell volume in these cells. We measured the time course of net K+ efflux after step changes in cell volume and determined two delay times: one for activation by cell swelling and a second for deactivation by cell shrinkage. Cell swelling induced by 220 mOsm media activated K+ efflux to high values (10-20 mmol/liter cell x hr) in CC and SS; normal AA had a threefold lower activity. The delay time for activation was very short in blood with a high percentage of reticulocytes (retics): (SS, 10% retics, 1.7 +/- 0.3 min delay, n = 8; AA, 10% retics, 4 +/- 1.5 min, n = 3; CC, 11.6% retics, 4 +/- 0.3, n = 3) and long in cells with a smaller percentage of reticulocytes: (AA, 1.5% retics, 10 +/- 1.4 min, n = 8; CC whole blood 6% retics, 10 +/- 2.0 min, n = 10, P < 0.02 vs. SS). The delay times for deactivation by cell shrinking were very short in SS (3.6 +/- 0.4 min, n = 8, P < 0.02) and AA cells with high retics (2.7 +/- 1 min, n = 3) and normal retics (2.8 +/- 1 min, n = 3), but 8-15-fold longer in CC cells (29 +/- 2.8 min, n = 9). Density fractionation of CC cells (n = 3) resulted in coenrichment of the top fraction in reticulocytes and in swelling-activated cotransport (fourfold) with short delay time for activation (4 +/- 0.3 min) and long delay for deactivation (14 +/- 4 min). The delay time for activation, but not for deactivation, increased markedly with increasing cell density. These findings indicate that all CC cells do not promptly shut off cotransport with cell shrinkage and high rates of cellular K+ loss persist after return to isotonic conditions. In summary, (i) K:Cl cotransport is not only very active in young cells but it is also very rapidly activated and deactivated in young AA and SS cells by changes in cell volume. (ii) Delay times for cotransport activation markedly increased with RBC age and in mature cells with low cotransport rates, long delay times for activation were observed.(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 400 WORDS) PMID:7707362

  19. Alginate-based bipolymeric-nanobioceramic composite matrices for sustained drug release.

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    Hasnain, M Saquib; Nayak, Amit Kumar; Singh, Mukul; Tabish, Mohammad; Ansari, Mohammed Tahir; Ara, Tahseen Jahan

    2016-02-01

    Alginate-based bipolymeric-nanobioceramic composite matrices for sustained drug release were developed through incorporation of nano-hydroxyapatite [nHAp] powders within ionotropically-gelled calcium ion-induced alginate-poly (vinyl pyrrolidone) blends polymeric systems. nHAp powders were synthesized by precipitation technique using calcium hydroxide [Ca(OH)2] and orthophosphoric acid [H3PO4] as raw materials. The average particle size of these was synthesized. nHAp powders was found as 19.04nm and used to prepare nHAp-alginate-PVP beads containing DS. These beads exhibited drug entrapment efficiency (%) of 65.821.88 to 94.453.72% and average bead sizes of 0.980.07 to 1.230.15mm. These beads were characterized by scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and Fourier transform-infra red (FTIR) spectroscopy analyses. Various nHAp-alginate-PVP beads containing DS exhibited prolonged sustained drug release and followed the Koresmeyer-Peppas model of drug release (R(2)=0.9908-0.9978) with non-Fickian release (anomalous transport) mechanism (n=0.73-0.84) for drug release over 8h. PMID:26608007

  20. Synthesis, structural characterisation and antibacterial activity of Ag+-doped fluorapatite nanomaterials prepared by neutralization method

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    Stanić, Vojislav; Radosavljević-Mihajlović, Ana S.; Živković-Radovanović, Vukosava; Nastasijević, Branislav; Marinović-Cincović, Milena; Marković, Jelena P.; Budimir, Milica D.

    2015-05-01

    Silver doped fluorapatite nanopowders were synthesised by neutralization method, which consists of dissolving Ag2O in solution of HF and H3PO4 and addition to suspension of Ca(OH)2. The powder XRD, SEM and FTIR studies indicated the formation of a fluorapatite nanomaterials with average length of the particles is about 80 nm and a width of about 15 nm. The FTIR studies show that carbonate content in samples is very small and carbonte ions substitute both phosphate and hydroxyl groups in the crystal structure of samples, forming AB-type fluorapatite. Antibacterial studies have demonstrated that all Ag+-doped fluorapatite samples exhibit bactericidal effect against pathogens: Staphylococcus aureus, Micrococcus luteus and Kllebsiela pneumoniae. Antibacterial activity increased with the increase of Ag+ in the samples. The atomic force microscopy studies revealed extensive damage to the bacterial cell envelops in the presence of Ag+-doped fluorapatite particles which may lead to their death. The synthesized Ag+-doped fluorapatite nanomaterials are promising as antibacterial biomaterials in orthopedics and dentistry.

  1. Synthesis of fluorine substituted hydroxyapatite nanopowders and application of the central composite design for determination of its antimicrobial effects

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    Stanić, Vojislav; Dimitrijević, Suzana; Antonović, Dušan G.; Jokić, Bojan M.; Zec, Slavica P.; Tanasković, Sladjana T.; Raičević, Slavica

    2014-01-01

    Synthetic biomaterials based on fluorine substituted hydroxyapatite are potentially attractive for orthopedic and dental implant applications. The new synthesis of fluorine substituted hydroxyapatite samples were done by neutralization, which consists of adding the solution of HF and H3PO4 in suspension of Ca(OH)2. Characterization studies from XRD, SEM and FTIR spectra showed that crystals are obtained with apatite structure and those particles of all samples are nano size, with an average length of 80 nm and about 15-25 nm in diameter. The central composite design was used in order to determine the optimal conditions for the antimicrobial activity of the synthesized samples. In order to evaluate the influence of operating parameters on the percent of viable cell reduction of Streptococcus mutans, three independent variables were chosen: exposure time, pH of saline and floride concentration in apatite samples. The experimental and predicted antimicrobial activities were in close agreement. Antimicrobial activity of the samples increases with the increase of fluoride concentration and the decreased pH of saline. The maximum antimicrobial activity was achieved at the initial pH of 4.

  2. Synthesis of antimicrobial monophase silver-doped hydroxyapatite nanopowders for bone tissue engineering

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    Stani?, Vojislav; Jana?kovi?, Djordje; Dimitrijevi?, Suzana; Tanaskovi?, Sladjana B.; Mitri?, Miodrag; Pavlovi?, Mirjana S.; Krsti?, Aleksandra; Jovanovi?, Dragoljub; Rai?evi?, Slavica

    2011-02-01

    Monophase silver-doped hydroxyapatite (AgxCa10-x(PO4)6(OH)2; 0.002 ? x ? 0.04) nanoparticles were prepared using a neutralization method and investigated with respect to potential medical applications. This method consists of dissolving Ag2O in solution of H3PO4, and the slow addition to suspension of Ca(OH)2 was applied for the purpose of homogenous distribution of silver ions. Characterization studies from XRD, TEM and FTIR spectra showed that obtained crystals are monophase hydroxyapatites and that particles of all samples are of nano size, with average length of 70 nm and about 15-25 nm in diameter. Antimicrobial studies have demonstrated that all silver-doped hydroxyapatite samples exhibit excellent antimicrobial activity in vitro against the following pathogens: Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli and Candida albicans. The hydroxyapatite sample with the highest content of silver has shown the highest antimicrobial activity; killed all cells of E. coli and brought to more than 99% reduction in viable counts of S. aureus and C. albicans. The atomic force microscopic studies illustrate that silver-doped hydroxyapatite sample causes considerable morphological changes of microorganism cells which might be the cause of cells' death. Hemolysis ratios of the silver-doped hydroxyapatite samples were below 3%, indicating good blood compatibility and that are promising as biomaterials.

  3. Development of monetite-nanosilica bone cement: a preliminary study.

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    Zhou, Huan; Luchini, Timothy J F; Agarwal, Anand K; Goel, Vijay K; Bhaduri, Sarit B

    2014-11-01

    In this paper, we reported the results of our efforts in developing DCPA/nanosilica composite orthopedic cement. It is motivated by the significances of DCPA and silicon in bone physiological activities. More specifically, this paper examined the effects of various experimental parameters on the properties of such composite cements. In this work, DCPA cement powders were synthesized using a microwave synthesis technique. Mixing colloidal nanosilica directly with synthesized DCPA cement powders can significantly reduce the washout resistance of DCPA cement. In contrast, a DCPA-nanosilica cement powder prepared by reacting Ca(OH)2 , H3 PO4 and nanosilica together showed good washout resistance. The incorporation of nanosilica in DCPA can improve compressive strength, accelerate cement solidification, and intensify surface bioactivity. In addition, it was observed that by controlling the content of NaHCO3 during cement preparation, the resulting composite cement properties could be modified. Allowing for the development of different setting times, mechanical performance and crystal features. It is suggested that DCPA-nanosilica composite cement can be a potential candidate for bone healing applications. PMID:24652701

  4. Preparation and in vitro investigation of chitosan/nano-hydroxyapatite composite used as bone substitute materials.

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    Li, Zhang; Yubao, Li; Aiping, Yang; Xuelin, Peng; Xuejiang, Wang; Xiang, Zhang

    2005-03-01

    Chitosan/nano-hydroxyapatite composites with different weight ratios were prepared through a co-precipitation method using Ca(OH)(2), H(3)PO(4) and chitosan as starting materials. The properties of these composites were characterized by means of TEM, IR, XRD, burn-out test and universal matertial test machine. Additionally, in vitro tests were also conducted to investigate the biodegradability and bioactivity of the composite. The results showed that the HA synthesized here was poorly crystalline carbonated nanometer crystals and dispersed uniformly in chitosan phase and there is no phase-separation between the two phases. Because of the interactions between chitosan and n-HA, the mechanical properties of these composites were improved, and the maximum value of the compressive strength was measured about 120 MPa corresponding to the chitosan/n-HA composite with a weight ratio of 30/70. The specimens made of 30/70 chitosan/n-HA composite exhibit high biodegradability and bioactivity when being immersed in SBF solutions. The composite is appropriate to being used as scaffold materials for bone tissue engineering. (c) Springer Science + Business Media, Inc. PMID:15744612

  5. On the synthesis of tailored biomimetic hydroxyapatite nanoplates through a bioinspired approach in the presence of collagen or chitosan and L-arginine.

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    Tsetsekou, A; Brasinika, D; Vaou, V; Chatzitheodoridis, E

    2014-10-01

    Controlling the structure of hydroxyapatite nanocrystals is vital for acquiring a consistent product. In an effort to synthesize crystals mimicking the morphology of natural bone's apatite, a bioinspired process was developed based on the use of a natural biomacromolecule, collagen or chitosan, in conjunction with l-arginine to direct the formation of hydroxyapatite from H3PO4 and Ca(OH)2. Different cases were investigated by employing various concentrations of the precursors and two molar ratios of Ca/P 1/1 and 10/6. The reaction was carried out at basic pH conditions and at biomimetic temperature (40C). The resulting aqueous suspensions were characterized in terms of their rheological behavior, whereas the derived powders were fully evaluated by transmission electron microscopy, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, X-ray diffraction analysis and Raman spectroscopy. The analysis showed that in all cases, the only phase detected was hydroxyapatite of a plate-like morphology very similar to that of natural apatite. The homogeneity of the morphology and the crystal size distribution depend on the precursors' final concentration with the mean size ranging from 5 nm up to 20 nm. The powder that demonstrated the best characteristics in terms of homogeneity was that produced in the presence of collagen for molar ratio of Ca/P 1/1. PMID:25175250

  6. Evaluation of the physical and antimicrobial properties of silver doped hydroxyapatite depending on the preparation method.

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    Dubnika, Arita; Loca, Dagnija; Salma, Ilze; Reinis, Aigars; Poca, Lasma; Berzina-Cimdina, Liga

    2014-02-01

    In the present study, the effect of the preparation method on the physical and antibacterial properties of silver doped hydroxyapatite (HAp/Ag) samples was investigated. HAp/Ag with 0.1-5% of silver was prepared using two different modified wet chemical precipitation methods. A comparison of thermal stability and thermodynamical properties indicated that the thermal stability and sintering temperature of HAp/Ag were higher than those of pure hydroxyapatite if Ca(NO3)24H2O, AgNO3, NH4OH and (NH4)2HPO4 were used as raw materials. Phase composition and silver release were determined by XRD and ICP-MS. The study showed that, after 50h in simulated body fluid 0.8-1.8% of silver of the total silver amount was released from compact HAp/Ag scaffolds, and release kinetics strongly depended on the HAp/Ag preparation method. In vitro antibacterial activity of samples from each method against the bacterial strains Staphylococcus epidermidis and Pseudomonas aeruginosa was approved. Results showed that, in the case of using Ca(OH)2, H3PO4 and AgNO3 as raw materials for HAp/Ag synthesis, higher antibacterial activity towards both bacterial strains could be obtained. PMID:24170340

  7. Temperature invariance of NaCl solubility in water: inferences from salt-water cluster behavior of NaCl, KCl, and NH4Cl.

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    Bharmoria, Pankaj; Gupta, Hariom; Mohandas, V P; Ghosh, Pushpito K; Kumar, Arvind

    2012-09-27

    The growth and stability of salt-water clusters have been experimentally studied in aqueous solutions of NaCl, KCl, and NH(4)Cl from dilute to near-saturation conditions employing dynamic light scattering and zeta potential measurements. In order to examine cluster stability, the changes in the cluster sizes were monitored as a function of temperature. Compared to the other cases, the average size of NaCl-water clusters remained almost constant over the studied temperature range of 20-70 C. Information obtained from the temperature-dependent solution compressibility (determined from speed of sound and density measurements), multinuclear NMR ((1)H, (17)O, (35)Cl NMR), and FTIR were utilized to explain the cluster behavior. Comparison of NMR chemical shifts of saturated salt solutions with solid-state NMR data of pure salts, and evaluation of spectral modifications in the OH stretch region of saturated salt solutions as compared to that of pure water, provided important clues on ion pair-water interactions and water structure in the clusters. The high stability and temperature independence of the cluster sizes in aqueous NaCl shed light on the temperature invariance of its solubility. PMID:22937984

  8. Electrochemical characterisation of CaCl2 deficient LiCl-KCl-CaCl2 eutectic melt and electro-deoxidation of solid UO2

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    Sri Maha Vishnu, D.; Sanil, N.; Mohandas, K. S.; Nagarajan, K.

    2016-03-01

    The CaCl2 deficient ternary eutectic melt LiCl-KCl-CaCl2 (50.5: 44.2: 5.3 mol %) was electrochemically characterised by cyclic voltammetry and polarization techniques in the context of its probable use as the electrolyte in the electrochemical reduction of solid UO2 to uranium metal. Tungsten (cathodic polarization) and graphite (anodic polarization) working electrodes were used in these studies carried out in the temperature range 623 K-923 K. The cathodic limit of the melt was observed to be set by the deposition of Ca2+ ions followed by Li+ ions on the tungsten electrode and the anodic limit by oxidation of chloride ions on the graphite electrode (chlorine evolution). The difference between the onset potential of deposition of Ca2+ and Li+ was found to be 0.241 V at a scan rate of 20 mV/s at 623 K and the difference decreased with increase in temperature and vanished at 923 K. Polarization measurements with stainless steel (SS) cathode and graphite anode at 673 K showed the possibility of low-energy reactions occurring on the UO2 electrode in the melt. UO2 pellets were cathodically polarized at 3.9 V for 25 h to test the feasibility of electro-reduction to uranium in the melt. The surface of the pellets was found reduced to U metal.

  9. Determination of the E-pO 2- stability diagram of plutonium in the molten LiCl-KCl eutectic at 450 C

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    Caravaca, Concha; Laplace, Annabelle; Vermeulen, Jackie; Lacquement, Jrme

    2008-07-01

    Plutonium trichloride solution in the molten LiCl-KCl eutectic was prepared by carbochlorination of plutonium oxide. Kinetics of this reaction was compared in different conditions in the range of 443-550 C. Using this molten salt solution, the redox potential of the Pu(III)/Pu couple at inert tungsten electrode was measured at 450 C by electromotive force measurement and was found to be E?? = -2.76 V vs. the Cl2(g)(1 atm)/Cl- reference electrode (molar fraction scale). Reaction between plutonium trichloride and oxide ions was studied by potentiometric titration, using yttria stabilized electrodes. In our experimental conditions, the titration curves indicate the precipitation of the sesquioxide Pu2O3. The solubility product cologarithm calculated from these curves is found to be pKs(Pu2O3) = 22.8 1.1 (molality scale). Using the experimentally obtained values for E??, activity coefficient and pKs joined to the published thermodynamic data, the stability phase diagram of the Pu-O species was then drawn.

  10. Application of a boron doped diamond (BDD) electrode as an anode for the electrolytic reduction of UO2 in Li2O-LiCl-KCl molten salt

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    Park, Wooshin; Kim, Jong-Kook; Hur, Jin-Mok; Choi, Eun-Young; Im, Hun Suk; Hong, Sun-Seok

    2013-01-01

    A boron doped diamond thin film electrode was employed as an inert anode to replace a platinum electrode in a conventional electrolytic reduction process for UO2 reduction in Li2O-LiCl molten salt at 650 C. The molten salt was changed into Li2O-LiCl-KCl to decrease the operation temperature to 550 C at which the boron doped diamond was chemically stable. The potential for oxygen evolution on the boron doped diamond electrode was determined to be approximately 2.2 V vs. a Li-Pb reference electrode whereas that for Li deposition was around -0.58 V. The density of the anodic current was low compared to that of the cathodic current. Thus the potential of the cathode might not reach the potential for Li deposition if the surface area of the cathode is too wide compared to that of the anode. Therefore, the ratio of the surface areas of the cathode and anode should be precisely controlled. Because the reduction of UO2 is dependent on the reaction with Li, the deposition of Li is a prerequisite in the reduction process. In a consecutive reduction run, it was proved that the boron doped diamond could be employed as an inert anode.

  11. The flavonoid chrysin, an endocrine disrupter, relaxes cholecystokinin- and KCl-induced tension in male guinea pig gallbladder strips through multiple signaling pathways.

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    Kline, Loren W; Karpinski, Edward

    2014-01-01

    The bioflavonoids have effects on vascular smooth muscle and gastrointestinal smooth muscle. The flavone and phytoestrogen, chrysin, has been shown to have a vasorelaxant effect on resistance blood vessels. This effect was mediated by nitric oxide (NO). Chrysin inhibited aromatase/estrogen biosynthesis in postmenopausal women. The purpose of this study was to determine if chrysin had an effect on cholecystokinin- or KCl-induced tension in male guinea pig gallbladder strips. In addition, the second messenger(s) system(s) that mediated the effect were to be determined. A pharmacologic approach was used. Male guinea pig gallbladder strips were placed in in vitro chambers filled with Krebs solution, maintained at 37 C, and gassed with 95% O2-5% CO2. Changes in tension were recorded using a polygraph. It was shown that the PKA/cAMP second messenger system mediated part of the observed chrysin-induced relaxation of cholecystokinin-induced tension, the PKC system also mediated part of the relaxation, and the inhibition of both extracellular Ca(2+) entry and intracellular Ca(2+) release also mediated the chrysin-induced relaxation. This is the first report of chrysin having an effect on gallbladder smooth muscle contraction. PMID:24291637

  12. Convective solution transport -- An improved technique for the growth of big crystals of the superconducting {alpha}-FeSe using KCl as solvent

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    Rao, S. M.; Ling, M. C.; Ke, C. T.; Chen, T. C.; Chen, C. L.; Huang, T. W.; Wu, M. K.; Mok, B. H.; Wu, T. B.; Tsai, I.-M.; Lin, Y.-L.; Liu, H. L.; Hsu, F. C.

    2011-12-01

    An improved technique of convective solution transport using KCl as solvent at 840-790 deg. C (where mass transport takes place across a vertical temperature gradient) is described for the growth of crystals of the recently discovered superconductor {alpha}-FeSe{sub x} (x = 1-0.8). The crystals were annealed in situ at 400-350 deg. C for 20-30 h to improve the superconducting properties. Hexagonal plate like crystals measuring 5-6 mm across and 0.25-0.5 mm thick were obtained. High resolution transmission electron microscopy (HRTEM) measurements show good crystallinity and the energy dispersive x-ray analysis (EDX) gives a composition very close to the starting powders. The zero resistance temperature of the crystals was found to increase from 6.5 to 9 K as the composition is decreased from x = 0.95 to 0.9 and decrease thereafter. Similar behavior was also observed in the powder x-ray diffraction (XRD) patterns and Raman spectra with the main peak shifting to higher value until 0.9 and decrease thereafter. In addition the XRD patterns show reducing hexagonal phase reflections as x decreases to 0.9. Anisotropic magnetic behavior was observed when the magnetic field is applied parallel and perpendicular to the (101) face.

  13. The K-Cl cotransporter KCC3 is mutant in a severe peripheral neuropathy associated with agenesis of the corpus callosum.

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    Howard, Heidi C; Mount, David B; Rochefort, Daniel; Byun, Nellie; Dupr, Nicolas; Lu, Jianming; Fan, Xuemo; Song, Luyan; Rivire, Jean-Baptiste; Prvost, Claude; Horst, Jrgen; Simonati, Alessandro; Lemcke, Beate; Welch, Rick; England, Roger; Zhan, Frank Q; Mercado, Adriana; Siesser, William B; George, Alfred L; McDonald, Michael P; Bouchard, Jean-Pierre; Mathieu, Jean; Delpire, Eric; Rouleau, Guy A

    2002-11-01

    Peripheral neuropathy associated with agenesis of the corpus callosum (ACCPN) is a severe sensorimotor neuropathy associated with mental retardation, dysmorphic features and complete or partial agenesis of the corpus callosum. ACCPN is transmitted in an autosomal recessive fashion and is found at a high frequency in the province of Quebec, Canada. ACCPN has been previously mapped to chromosome 15q. The gene SLC12A6 (solute carrier family 12, member 6), which encodes the K+-Cl- transporter KCC3 and maps within the ACCPN candidate region, was screened for mutations in individuals with ACCPN. Four distinct protein-truncating mutations were found: two in the French Canadian population and two in non-French Canadian families. The functional consequence of the predominant French Canadian mutation (2436delG, Thr813fsX813) was examined by heterologous expression of wildtype and mutant KCC3 in Xenopus laevis oocytes; the truncated mutant is appropriately glycosylated and expressed at the cellular membrane, where it is non-functional. Mice generated with a targeted deletion of Slc12a6 have a locomotor deficit, peripheral neuropathy and a sensorimotor gating deficit, similar to the human disease. Our findings identify mutations in SLC12A6 as the genetic lesion underlying ACCPN and suggest a critical role for SLC12A6 in the development and maintenance of the nervous system. PMID:12368912

  14. Regulated phosphorylation of the K-Cl cotransporter KCC3 is a molecular switch of intracellular potassium content and cell volume homeostasis.

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    Adragna, Norma C; Ravilla, Nagendra B; Lauf, Peter K; Begum, Gulnaz; Khanna, Arjun R; Sun, Dandan; Kahle, Kristopher T

    2015-01-01

    The defense of cell volume against excessive shrinkage or swelling is a requirement for cell function and organismal survival. Cell swelling triggers a coordinated homeostatic response termed regulatory volume decrease (RVD), resulting in K(+) and Cl(-) efflux via activation of K(+) channels, volume-regulated anion channels (VRACs), and the K(+)-Cl(-) cotransporters, including KCC3. Here, we show genetic alanine (Ala) substitution at threonines (Thr) 991 and 1048 in the KCC3a isoform carboxyl-terminus, preventing inhibitory phosphorylation at these sites, not only significantly up-regulates KCC3a activity up to 25-fold in normally inhibitory isotonic conditions, but is also accompanied by reversal of activity of the related bumetanide-sensitive Na(+)-K(+)-2Cl(-) cotransporter isoform 1 (NKCC1). This results in a rapid (<10 min) and significant (>90%) reduction in intracellular K(+) content (Ki) via both Cl-dependent (KCC3a + NKCC1) and Cl-independent [DCPIB (VRAC inhibitor)-sensitive] pathways, which collectively renders cells less prone to acute swelling in hypotonic osmotic stress. Together, these data demonstrate the phosphorylation state of Thr991/Thr1048 in KCC3a encodes a potent switch of transporter activity, Ki homeostasis, and cell volume regulation, and reveal novel observations into the functional interaction among ion transport molecules involved in RVD. PMID:26217182

  15. Thermodynamic properties and single-electrode Peltier heats of a Li-Al alloy in a LiCl-KCl eutectic melt

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    Amezawa, Koji; Yamamoto, Naoichi; Tomii, Yoichi; Ito, Yasuhiko

    1999-03-01

    Thermodynamic properties of a Li-Al alloy in the two-phase ({alpha}Al + {beta}LiAl), ({beta}LiAl + {gamma}Li{sub 3}Al{sub 2}), and ({gamma}Li{sub 3}Al{sub 2} + liquid) regions, and in the single {beta}LiAl phase region were determined from electromotive force measurements in a LiCl-KCl eutectic melt at temperatures from 650 to 76f0 K. From the obtained thermodynamic properties, the single-electrode Peltier heat of a Li-Al alloy electrode was evaluated as a function of the alloy composition. It turned out that the single-electrode Peltier heat of a Li-Al alloy electrode exhibits discontinuities at the compositions of coexisting-single phase boundaries. The change of the single-electrode Peltier heat on a phase boundary was interpreted thermodynamically and was found to follow from thermodynamic data for the single phases and the phase diagram data.

  16. An AFM study of the thermal development of the (0 0 1) surface of KCl from room temperature up to the melting point

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    Ostadrahimi, A. H.; Dabringhaus, H.; Wandelt, K.

    2002-12-01

    The topographical development of the (0 0 1) surface of KCl was investigated from room temperature up to the melting point by atomic force microscopy in UHV. Cleavage topographies of air-cleaved surfaces show extended growth hills formed by large numbers of rounded, mostly monatomic steps caused by the re-crystallization of crystal material dissolved in adsorbed water layers. Vacuum cleaved surfaces are more irregular. They exhibit among others sharp cleavage tips, which seem to be characteristic for ionic crystals. At moderately heated surfaces, 673 K, closed loop lamella systems as well as different types of spiral systems originating from edge and screw dislocations, respectively, are observed. High resolution images of spiral centers exhibit the emergence of mono and diatomic steps from the surface. The centers of closed loop step systems could not be visualized. After stronger heating, at 773 and 873 K, extended evaporation pits with macro-steps of heights between 20 and 35 nm are found. After shortly exceeding the melting point at about 1013 K, the surface is covered by macro-steps of heights between 3 and 5 nm and mono and diatomic steps running diagonally across the terraces between the high steps.

  17. Thermodynamic evaluation and optimization of the LiCl-NaCl-KCl-RbCl-CsCl-MgCl2-CaCl2 system using the modified quasi-chemical model

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    Pelton, Arthur D.; Chartrand, Patrice

    2001-06-01

    A complete critical evaluation of all available phase-diagram and thermodynamic data has been performed for all condensed phases of the LiCl-NaCl-KCl-RbCl-CsCl-MgCl2-CaCl2 system, and optimized model parameters have been found. The model parameters obtained for binary and ternary subsystems can be used to predict thermodynamic properties and phase equilibria for the multicomponent system. The modified quasi-chemical model for short-range ordering was used for the molten salt phase. Particularly in solutions with MgCl2 and KCl, RbCl, or CsCl, the calculations indicate a large dregree of ordering on the cationic sublattice, with Mg-Alkali second-nearest-neighbor pairs being favored.

  18. Rutile solubility in NaF-NaCl-KCl-bearing aqueous fluids at 0.5-2.79 GPa and 250-650 °C

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    Tanis, Elizabeth A.; Simon, Adam; Zhang, Youxue; Chow, Paul; Xiao, Yuming; Hanchar, John M.; Tschauner, Oliver; Shen, Guoyin

    2016-03-01

    The complex nature of trace element mobility in subduction zone environments is thought to be primarily controlled by fluid-rock interactions, episodic behavior of fluids released, mineral assemblages, and element partitioning during phase transformations and mineral breakdown throughout the transition from hydrated basalt to blueschist to eclogite. Quantitative data that constrain the partitioning of trace elements between fluid(s) and mineral(s) are required in order to model trace element mobility during prograde and retrograde metamorphic fluid evolution in subduction environments. The stability of rutile has been proposed to control the mobility of HFSE during subduction, accounting for the observed depletion of Nb and Ta in arc magmas. Recent experimental studies demonstrate that the solubility of rutile in aqueous fluids at temperatures >700 °C and pressures <2 GPa increases by several orders of magnitude relative to pure H2O as the concentrations of ligands (e.g., F and Cl) in the fluid increase. Considering that prograde devolatilization in arcs begins at ∼300 °C, there is a need for quantitative constraints on rutile solubility and the partitioning of HFSE between rutile and aqueous fluid over a wider range of temperature and pressure than is currently available. In this study, new experimental data are presented that quantify the solubility of rutile in aqueous fluids from 0.5 to 2.79 GPa and 250 to 650 °C. Rutile solubility was determined by using synchrotron X-ray fluorescence to measure the concentration of Zr in an aqueous fluid saturated with a Zr-bearing rutile crystal within a hydrothermal diamond anvil cell. At the PT conditions of the experiments, published diffusion data indicate that Zr is effectively immobile (log DZr ∼10-25 m2/s at 650 °C and ∼10-30 m2/s at 250 °C) with diffusion length-scales of <0.2 μm in rutile for our run durations (<10 h). Hence, the Zr/Ti ratio of the starting rutile, which was quantified, does not change during the experiment, and the measured concentration of Zr in the fluid was used to calculate the concentration of Ti (i.e., the solubility of rutile) in the fluid. The salts NaF, NaCl, and KCl were systematically added to the aqueous fluid, and the relative effects of fluid composition, pressure, and temperature on rutile solubility were quantified. The results indicate that fluid composition exerts the greatest control on rutile solubility in aqueous fluid, consistent with previous studies, and that increasing temperature has a positive, albeit less pronounced, effect. The solubility of Zr-rutile in aqueous fluid increases with the addition of halides in the following order: 2 wt% NaF < 30 wt% KCl < 30 wt% NaCl < 3 wt% NaF < (10 wt% NaCl + 2 wt% NaF) < 4 wt% NaF. The solubility of rutile in the fluid increases with the 2nd to 3rd power of the Cl- concentration, and the 3rd to 4th power of the F- concentration. These new data are consistent with observations from field studies of exhumed terranes that indicate that rutile is soluble in complex aqueous fluids, and that fluid composition is the primary control on rutile solubility and HFSE mobility.

  19. Single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) enhance KCl-, acetylcholine-, and serotonin-induced contractions and evoke oxidative stress on rabbit ileum.

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    Grasa, Laura; Ansn-Casaos, Alejandro; Martnez, Mara Teresa; Albendea, Raquel; De Martino, Alba; Gonzalo, Sergio; Murillo, Mara Divina

    2014-03-01

    We examined the effects of intravenous administration of purified arc-discharge single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) on rabbit ileum to establish the possibility of using these SWCNTs as cell markers or drug carriers for the treatment of intestinal diseases. The SWCNT purification process eliminated carbonaceous impurities and decreased the amount of metals. SWCNTs increased the contractile responses induced by KCl, acetylcholine (ACh), and serotonin (5-HT) in rabbit ileum. Verapamil, apamin, glibenclamide, quinine and charybdotoxin reduced the contractile responses induced by ACh and 5-HT in ileum from rabbits treated with SWCNTs, indicating that voltage-dependent Ca2+ channels and small, intermediate, and large-conductance Ca(2+)-activated, ATP-sensitive, and voltage-dependent K+ channels are involved in these effects. Atropine and hexamethonium reduced the ACh response, indicating that muscarinic and nicotinic receptors are involved in this effect. Ondansetron and GR 113808 reduced the 5-HT response, indicating that serotonin 5-HT3 and 5-HT4 receptors are involved in this effect. SWCNTs increased the malondialdehyde plus 4-hydroxyalkenals and carbonyl levels in rabbit plasma and ileum, indicating that SWCNTs produce oxidative stress. SWCNTs did not produce relevant histological changes or modify the levels of the inflammatory mediators iNOS and COX-2 in the ileum. In conclusion, this study demonstrates that the intravenous administration of SWCNTs can evoke oxidative stress and affect contractility in rabbit ileum. These effects could reduce the possibility of using the arc-discharge SWCNTs as cell markers or drug carriers to treat intestinal diseases. PMID:24730248

  20. Role of an apical K,Cl cotransporter in urine formation by renal tubules of the yellow fever mosquito (Aedes aegypti)

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    Hine, Rebecca M.; Schepel, Matthew; Miyauchi, Jeremy; Beyenbach, Klaus W.

    2011-01-01

    The K,Cl cotransporters (KCCs) of the SLC12 superfamily play critical roles in the regulation of cell volume, concentrations of intracellular Cl−, and epithelial transport in vertebrate tissues. To date, the role(s) of KCCs in the renal functions of mosquitoes and other insects is less clear. In the present study, we sought molecular and functional evidence for the presence of a KCC in renal (Malpighian) tubules of the mosquito Aedes aegypti. Using RT-PCR on Aedes Malpighian tubules, we identified five alternatively spliced partial cDNAs that encode putative SLC12-like KCCs. The majority transcript is AeKCC1-A1; its full-length cDNA was cloned. After expression of the AeKCC1-A protein in Xenopus oocytes, the Cl−-dependent uptake of 86Rb+ is 1) activated by 1 mM N-ethylmaleimide and cell swelling, 2) blocked by 100 μM dihydroindenyloxyalkanoic acid (DIOA), and 3) dependent upon N-glycosylation of AeKCC1-A. In Aedes Malpighian tubules, AeKCC1 immunoreactivity localizes to the apical brush border of principal cells, which are the predominant cell type in the epithelium. In vitro physiological assays of Malpighian tubules show that peritubular DIOA (10 μM): 1) significantly reduces both the control and diuretic rates of transepithelial fluid secretion and 2) has negligible effects on the membrane voltage and input resistance of principal cells. Taken together, the above observations indicate the presence of a KCC in the apical membrane of principal cells where it participates in a major electroneutral transport pathway for the transepithelial secretion of fluid in this highly electrogenic epithelium. PMID:21813871

  1. I-NERI ANNUAL TECHNICAL PROGRESS REPORT: 2006-002-K, Separation of Fission Products from Molten LiCl-KCl Salt Used for Electrorefining of Metal Fuels

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    S. Frank

    2009-09-01

    An attractive alternative to the once-through disposal of electrorefiner salt is to selectively remove the active fission products from the salt and recycle the salt back to the electrorefiner (ER). This would allow salt reuse for some number of cycles before ultimate disposal of the salt in a ceramic waste form. Reuse of ER salt would, thus, greatly reduce the volume of ceramic waste produced during the pyroprocessing of spent nuclear fuel. This final portion of the joint I-NERI research project is to demonstrate the separation of fission products from molten ER salt by two methods previously selected during phase two (FY-08) of this project. The two methods selected were salt/zeolite contacting and rare-earth fission product precipitation by oxygen bubbling. The ER salt used in these tests came from the Mark-IV electrorefiner used to anodically dissolved driver fuel from the EBR-II reactor on the INL site. The tests were performed using the Hot Fuel Dissolution Apparatus (HFDA) located in the main cell of the Hot Fuels Examination Facility (HFEF) at the Materials and Fuels complex on the INL site. Results from these tests were evaluated during a joint meeting of KAERI and INL investigators to provide recommendations as to the future direction of fission product removal from electrorefiner salt that accumulate during spent fuel treatment. Additionally, work continued on kinetic measurements of surrogate quaternary salt systems to provide fundamental kinetics on the ion exchange system and to expand the equilibrium model system developed during the first two phases of this project. The specific objectives of the FY09 I-NERI research activities at the INL include the following: • Perform demonstration tests of the selected KAERI precipitation and INL salt/zeolite contacting processes for fission product removal using radioactive, fission product loaded ER salt • Continue kinetic studies of the quaternary Cs/Sr-LiCl-KCl system to determine the rate of ion exchange during the salt/zeolite contacting process • Compare the adsorption models to experimentally obtained, ER salt results • Evaluate results obtained from the oxygen precipitation and salt/zeolite ion exchange studies to determine the best processes for selective fission-product removal from electrorefiner salt.

  2. Brine-assisted anatexis: Experimental melting in the system haplogranite-H2O-NaCl-KCl at deep-crustal conditions

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    Aranovich, L. Y.; Newton, R. C.; Manning, C. E.

    2013-07-01

    The first-melting temperature of haplogranite in the presence of H2O-NaCl-KCl solutions was determined experimentally at deep-crustal conditions of 6-14 kbar and 700-900 °C. Minimum melting occurs at fluid K/(K+Na) of 0.2-0.25. Melting temperature rises strongly with increasing salinity: at 10 kbar, first melting occurs at 800 °C with a H2O mole fraction (X) of 0.62±0.02, similar to the salinity of fluid inclusions in minerals of some granites and migmatites. At 900 °C and 10 kbar, X is 0.33±0.01 for first melting. All minimum melts are granitic over the entire P-T-X range, with SiO2 melt concentrations of 74±2 wt% on a H2O-free basis and Al2O3 and alkalis typical for granites. Normative quartz is near 30% for all liquids. The K/(K+Na) ratios of minimum melts increase strongly with decreasing H2O activity: at 10 kbar and X=1, K/(K+Na) in the melt is 0.25, whereas at X=0.34 it is 0.55. This "brine trend" is similar to, but more pronounced than, the trend described by decreasing H2O activity in H2O-CO2 fluids, and it better explains the compositions of K-rich granites. Minimum-melting curves in the presence of brines of constant X have strongly positive dP/dT slopes at P>2 kbar, in contrast to vertical or negative dP/dT slopes for those in the presence of H2O-CO2 fluid. There is therefore a wide P-T range over which migrating low-H2O-activity brines may generate subsolidus, deep-crustal metasomatism in the form of K2O and silica enrichment. Moreover, once melting occurs, rising accumulations of granitic magma may be fluid saturated and even increase their melting capacity with decreasing depth because of the strong pressure dependence of H2O activity in salt solutions. Our results offer an explanation for mid-crust migmatization and granite production: rising hot brines may provoke rock melting at some threshold of decreasing depth in the range 15-20 km. Because of their enhanced capacity for metasomatism, leading to eventual melting at granulite facies conditions of temperature, pressure and H2O activity, concentrated brines should be considered as possibly important agents in crustal evolution.

  3. Burn rates of TiH2/KClO4/Viton and output testing of NASA SKD26100098-301 pressure cartridges

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    Holy, John A.

    1993-01-01

    The burn rates of the pyrotechnic TiH2/KClO4/Viton with a mass ratio of 30/65/5 have been measured as a function of pressure in nitrogen up to 312 MPa(45 Kpsi). The burn rates were fit to R = a pn, with a = 2.055 cm/sec/MPan and n = 0.472 between 0.15 MPa (22 psi) and 21.6 MPa (3.13 Kpsi) and a = 4.38 cm/sec/MPan and n = 0.266 between 70 MPa (10.15 Kpsi) and 312 MPa (45.25 Kpsi). The decrease in slope at the higher pressures is attributed to a diffusion limited reaction. No acoustically driven flame instabilities or large conductive-to-convective burn transitions were observed. Solid reaction products were analyzed by x-ray diffraction and scanning electron microscopy (SEM). X-ray diffraction detected only TiO2 and KC1. SEM showed that the particle size of the reaction products increased as the nitrogen pressure increased. There were no anomalous characteristics of the burn of this pyrotechnic that could be interpreted as a cause of the o-ring blow-by problem in the forward shear bolt assembly. Three NASA SKD26100098-301 pressure cartridges were fired into a fixed volume vessel that was sealed with an O-ring. A maximum pressure of 181.7 MPa(26,350 psi) was reached in around 100 ,mu sec for two shots fired into a volume of 16.3 cm3(0.996 in3). A maximum pressure of 33,460 psi was reached for one shot fired into a volume of 9.55 cm3(0.583 in3). The O-ring burned through on one shot in the larger volume and leaked on the other two thereby simulating the effects of an O-ring leak. The results imply that the piston in the shear bolt assembly would receive a large impulse even if there was a leak in an O-ring seal.

  4. X-ray absorption studies of ZnCl{sub 2}-PEO and mixed salt ZnCl{sub 2}/KCl-PEO and ZnCl{sub 2}/CsCl-PEO complexes

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    McBreen, J.; Yang, X.Q.; Lee, H.S.; Okamoto, Y.

    1996-10-01

    ZnCl{sub 2}[polyethylene oxide (PEO)]{sub 12}, [0.33 ZnCl{sub 2} + 0.67 KCl](PEO){sub 12}, and [0.33 ZnCl{sub 2} + 0.67 CsCl](PEO){sub 12} complexes were studied by X-ray absorption in the temperature range of 25 to 120 C. The results for ZnCl{sub 2} (PEO){sub 12} show that the complex exists mostly as undissociated ZnCl{sub 2} with the Zn atom also coordinated with four O atoms from the PEO. The respective Zn-Cl and Zn-O bond distances are 2.2 and 2.05 {angstrom}. There is an increase in ion pairing with increasing temperature. The results for the mixed salt complexes are consistent with the formation of a mixture of ZnCl{sub 4}{sup 2{minus}} and ZnCl{sub 3}{sup {minus}} complexes with a Zn-Cl bond distance of {approximately} 2.26 {angstrom}. Complex formation differs in [0.33 ZnCl{sub 2} + 0.67 KCl](PEO){sub 12} and [0.33 ZnCl{sub 2} + 0.67 CsCl](PEO){sub 12}. This is attributed to the higher charge density of K{sup +}, which promotes ion pairing and shifts the ZnCl{sub 4}{sup 2{minus}}/ZnCl{sub 3}{sup {minus}} equilibrium.

  5. Viscosities of l-Histidine/ l-Glutamic Acid/ l-Tryptophan/Glycylglycine + 2 M Aqueous KCl/KNO3 Solutions at T = (298.15 to 323.15) K

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    Riyazuddeen; Altamash, Tausif

    2011-06-01

    Viscosity values of l-histidine/ l-glutamic acid/ l-tryptophan/glycylglycine + 2 M aqueous KCl/KNO3 solutions have been determined experimentally as a function of molal concentration of amino acid/peptide at different temperatures: (298.15, 303.15, 308.15, 313.15, 318.15, and 323.15) K. Using the viscosity values of the solvent and solution, the relative viscosity, specific viscosity, and viscosity B-coefficient values have been computed. The trends of the variation of experimental and computed parameters with the solute concentration and temperature have been interpreted in terms of zwitterions-ions, zwitterions-water dipoles, ions-water dipoles, and ions-ions interactions operative in the systems.

  6. ESR study of the formation of complex defects involving molecular oxygen by electron--hole reactions in x-irradiated KClO/sub 3/ and KBrO/sub 3/

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    Byberg, J.R.

    1986-06-01

    X irradiation of solid KXO/sub 3/, X = Cl, Br, is shown to produce complex defects of composition (XO/sup -/, O/sub 2/) and (XO, O/sub 2/). (XO/sup -/, O/sub 2/), which is produced also by UV irradiation of KXO/sub 3/, is formed during and after x irradiation in a reaction between electrons, self-trapped as XO/sup 2 -//sub 3/, and holes, self-trapped as XO/sub 3/. (XO,O/sub 2/) is shown to arise in the oxidation of (XO/sup -/,O/sub 2/) by reaction with XO/sub 3/. In KClO/sub 3/, the complex (ClO/sub 2/,O/sub 2/) is formed also, possibly in a reaction between ClO/sub 3/ and (ClO/sup -//sub 2/,O/sub 2/) .

  7. Impedance of Aqueous Solutions of KCl at the Ultra-low Frequency Range: Use of Cole-Cole Impedance Element to Account for the Frequency Dispersion Peak at 20 mHz

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    Giacometti, José A.; Alves, Neri; Teruya, Márcia Y.

    2016-02-01

    This paper reports on the analysis of dispersion in the imaginary part of impedance often observed at low frequencies in a variety of systems. The experimental data were obtained with an electrolytic cell containing KCl aqueous solution in the frequency range from 0.1 mHz to 10 MHz, where the use of ultra-low frequencies helps clarify the analysis of the imaginary impedance dispersion. It is shown that the low frequency dispersion described in the literature is the tail of a relaxation peak located at f ≅ 20 mHz. This ultra-low frequency dispersion peak is analyzed with a Cole-Cole impedance element, being associated with the electric double layer at the metal-electrolyte interface. Quantitative information can be extracted for the double layer, including its thickness (˜1 nm) and electrical resistivity (˜50 GΩm).

  8. Electric conductivities of 1:1 electrolytes in liquid methanol along the liquid-vapor coexistence curve up to the critical temperature. I. NaCl, KCl, and CsCl solutions

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    Hoshina, Taka-aki; Tsuchihashi, Noriaki; Ibuki, Kazuyasu; Ueno, Masakatsu

    2004-03-01

    The molar conductivities ? of NaCl, KCl, and CsCl in liquid methanol were measured in the concentration range of (0.3-2.0)10-3 mol dm-3 and the temperature range of 60-240 C along the liquid-vapor coexistence curve. The temperature range corresponds to the solvent density range of (2.78-1.55)?c, where ?c=0.2756 g cm-3 is the critical density of methanol. The concentration dependence of ? at each temperature and density (pressure) has been analyzed by the Fuoss-Chen-Justice equation to obtain the limiting molar conductivity ?0 and the molar association constant KA. For all the electrolytes studied, ?0 increased almost linearly with decreasing density at densities above 2.0?c, while the opposite tendency was observed at lower densities. The relative contribution of the nonhydrodynamic effect on the translational friction coefficient ? was estimated in terms of ??/?, where the residual friction coefficient ?? is the difference between ? and the Stokes friction coefficient ?S. At densities above 2.0?c, ??/? increased with decreasing density though ? and ?? decrease, and the tendencies are common for all the ions studied. The density dependences of ? and ??/? were explained well by the Hubbard-Onsager (HO) dielectric friction theory based on the sphere-in-continuum model. At densities below 2.0?c, however, the experimental results cannot be explained by the HO theory.

  9. The effect of NaCl substitution with KCl on Akawi cheese: chemical composition, proteolysis, angiotensin-converting enzyme-inhibitory activity, probiotic survival, texture profile, and sensory properties.

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    Ayyash, M M; Sherkat, F; Shah, N P

    2012-09-01

    The effect of partial substitution of NaCl with KCl on Akawi cheese with probiotic bacteria was investigated during 30 d of storage at 4 C. Chemical composition, the survival of probiotic and lactic acid bacteria, proteolytic activity, and texture profile analysis were analyzed and sensory analysis was carried out to determine the effects of substitution. No significant differences were observed in moisture, protein, fat, and ash contents among the experimental Akawi cheeses at the same storage period. Significant differences were observed in water-soluble nitrogen and phosphotungstic-soluble nitrogen between experimental cheeses at the same of storage period. No significant difference was observed in the growth of Lactobacillus delbrueckii ssp. bulgaricus between experimental cheeses at the same storage period. However, the growth of Streptococcus thermophilus, Lactobacillus casei, and Lactobacillus acidophilus was significantly affected among experimental cheeses. A significant difference was observed in soluble Ca among experimental cheeses at the same storage period. In general, no significant differences existed in hardness and adhesiveness among experimental cheeses at the same storage period. No significant differences existed in sensory attributes, including creaminess, bitterness, saltiness, sour-acid, and vinegar taste among experimental Akawi cheeses at the same storage period. PMID:22916878

  10. Calcium response of KCl-excited populations of ventricular myocytes from the European sea bass (Dicentrarchus labrax): a promising approach to integrate cell-to-cell heterogeneity in studying the cellular basis of fish cardiac performance.

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    Ollivier, Hlne; Marchant, James; Le Bayon, Nicolas; Servili, Arianna; Claireaux, Guy

    2015-10-01

    Climate change challenges the capacity of fishes to thrive in their habitat. However, through phenotypic diversity, they demonstrate remarkable resilience to deteriorating conditions. In fish populations, inter-individual variation in a number of fitness-determining physiological traits, including cardiac performance, is classically observed. Information about the cellular bases of inter-individual variability in cardiac performance is scarce including the possible contribution of excitation-contraction (EC) coupling. This study aimed at providing insight into EC coupling-related Ca(2+) response and thermal plasticity in the European sea bass (Dicentrarchus labrax). A cell population approach was used to lay the methodological basis for identifying the cellular determinants of cardiac performance. Fish were acclimated at 12 and 22C and changes in intracellular calcium concentration ([Ca(2+)]i) following KCl stimulation were measured using Fura-2, at 12 or 22C-test. The increase in [Ca(2+)]i resulted primarily from extracellular Ca(2+) entry but sarcoplasmic reticulum stores were also shown to be involved. As previously reported in sea bass, a modest effect of adrenaline was observed. Moreover, although the response appeared relatively insensitive to an acute temperature change, a difference in Ca(2+) response was observed between 12- and 22C-acclimated fish. In particular, a greater increase in [Ca(2+)]i at a high level of adrenaline was observed in 22C-acclimated fish that may be related to an improved efficiency of adrenaline under these conditions. In conclusion, this method allows a rapid screening of cellular characteristics. It represents a promising tool to identify the cellular determinants of inter-individual variability in fishes' capacity for environmental adaptation. PMID:26205950

  11. A dry process for production of microfluidic devices based on the lamination of laser-printed polyester films.

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    do Lago, Claudimir Lucio; da Silva, Heron Dominguez Torres; Neves, Carlos Antonio; Brito-Neto, Jos Geraldo Alves; da Silva, Jos Alberto Fracassi

    2003-08-01

    A new microfabrication process based on a xerographic process is described. A laser printer is used to selectively deposit toner on a polyester film, which is subsequently laminated against another polyester film. The toner layer binds the two polyester films and allows the blank regions to become channels for microfluidics. These software-outlined channels are approximately 6 microm deep. Approximately twice this depth is obtained by laminating two printed films. The resulting devices were not significantly damaged after 24 h of exposure to aqueous solutions of H3PO4, NaOH, methanol, acetonitrile, or sodium dodecyl sulfate. Electric tests with an impedance analyzer and microchannels filled with KCl solution demonstrated that (1) wide channels suffer from deformation of the top and bottom walls due to the lamination of the polyester films and (2) the toner walls are somewhat porous. Although these drawbacks limit the maximum width of a channel and the minimum distance between two channels, the process is an attractive option to other expensive, laborious, and time-consuming methods for microchannels fabrication. The process has been used to implement devices for electrospray tip and capillary electrophoresis with contactless conductivity detection. PMID:14572053

  12. Phosphoric acid activation of Morrocan oil shale of Timahdit: Influence of the experimental conditions on yield and surface area of adsorbents

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    Ichcho, S.; Khouya, E.; Abourriche, A.; Ezzine, M.; Hannache, H.; Naslain, R.; Pailler, R.

    2005-03-01

    The use of Moroccan oil shale for the preparation of adsorbents by chemical activation with phosphoric acid is analysed. The results indicate that this material is promising for this application. The effect of different conditions of preparation on the yield and surface area is discussed. These parameters are H{3}PO{4}/shale weight ratio, carbonisation temperature, carbonisation time and concentration of H{3}PO{4}.

  13. Surface properties and early murine pre-osteoblastic cell responses of phosphoric acid modified titanium surface

    PubMed Central

    Osathanon, Thanaphum; Sawangmake, Chenphop; Ruangchainicom, Nanticha; Wutikornwipak, Pavitra; Kantukiti, Panisa; Nowwarote, Nunthawan; Pavasant, Prasit

    2015-01-01

    Aims The present study investigated the surface properties and murine pre-osteoblast cell (MC3T3-E1) responses of phosphoric acid (H3PO4) treated commercially pure titanium. Methods Titanium discs were treated with various concentration of H3PO4 (5%, 10%, and 20%; v/v) at 90 °C for 30 min. Surface properties were evaluated by profilometer, contact angle meter, and scanning electron microscopy (SEM) with energy dispersive X-rays. MC3T3-E1 attachment and spreading were evaluated by SEM and phalloidin immunohistochemistry staining. Results Surface roughness and wettability were not statistically difference among all experimental and control groups. Phosphate and oxygen were detected on H3PO4 treated surfaces. At 20 min, cell attachment was significantly higher in 10% and 20% H3PO4 treated groups compared to the control. Cells exhibited orientated-cytoskeleton fibers on 20% H3PO4 modified titanium surface. Though, there was no difference in cell spreading stage among all treatment groups. Conclusion H3PO4 treatment on titanium may influence early cell response, particularly on attachment and spreading. PMID:26937362

  14. Computer simulation study of the intermolecular structure of phosphoric acid-N,N-dimethylformamide mixtures.

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    Fedorova, Irina V; Kiselev, Michael G; Safonova, Lyubov P

    2015-01-01

    The structures and energies of the complexes (H3PO4)2, H3PO4-DMF, and (H3PO4)2-DMF were analyzed at the B3LYP level of approximation. It was found that H-bonds form between H3PO4 and DMF molecules, but the strength of the H-bond depends strongly on its molecular environment. Effects of the solvent were taken into account via the CPCM approach. According to the B3LYP-СPCM calculations, the O···O distance in (H3PO4)2-DMF is shorter and its H-bonds are stronger than in the other complexes studied. In order to study the effects of concentration on the intermolecular structure, molecular dynamics simulations of H3PO4-DMF mixtures with mole fractions of acid of <0.1 were performed. The calculations indicated that the largest fraction of the acid protons are involved in hydrogen bonding with oxygen atoms of the DMF molecules. An increased probability of acid-acid hydrogen-bond formation at phosphoric acid mole fractions >0.06 was also noted. PMID:25617205

  15. Pretreating wheat straw by the concentrated phosphoric acid plus hydrogen peroxide (PHP): Investigations on pretreatment conditions and structure changes.

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    Wang, Qing; Hu, Jinguang; Shen, Fei; Mei, Zili; Yang, Gang; Zhang, Yanzong; Hu, Yaodong; Zhang, Jing; Deng, Shihuai

    2016-01-01

    Wheat straw was pretreated by PHP (the concentrated H3PO4 plus H2O2) to clarify effects of temperature, time and H3PO4 proportion on hemicellulose removal, delignification, cellulose recovery and enzymatic digestibility. Overall, hemicellulose removal was intensified by PHP comparing to the concentrated H3PO4. Moreover, efficient delignification specially happened in PHP pretreatment. Hemicellulose removal and delignification by PHP positively responded to temperature and time. Increasing H3PO4 proportion in PHP can promote hemicellulose removal, however, decrease the delignification. Maximum hemicellulose removal and delignification were achieved at 100% and 83.7% by PHP. Enzymatic digestibility of PHP-pretreated wheat straw was greatly improved by increasing temperature, time and H3PO4 proportion, and complete hydrolysis can be achieved consequently. As temperature of 30-40°C, time of 2.0 h and H3PO4 proportion of 60% were employed, more than 92% cellulose was retained in the pretreated wheat straw, and 29.1-32.6g glucose can be harvested from 100g wheat straw. PMID:26264398

  16. Bioactivity studies and adhesion of human osteoblast (hFOB) on silicon-biphasic calcium phosphate material.

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    Ibrahim, S; Sabudin, S; Sahid, S; Marzuke, M A; Hussin, Z H; Kader Bashah, N S; Jamuna-Thevi, K

    2016-01-01

    Surface reactivity of bioactive ceramics contributes in accelerating bone healing by anchoring osteoblast cells and the connection of the surrounding bone tissues. The presence of silicon (Si) in many biocompatible and bioactive materials has been shown to improve osteoblast cell adhesion, proliferation and bone regeneration due to its role in the mineralisation process around implants. In this study, the effects of Si-biphasic calcium phosphate (Si-BCP) on bioactivity and adhesion of human osteoblast (hFOB) as an in vitro model have been investigated. Si-BCP was synthesised using calcium hydroxide (Ca(OH)2) and phosphoric acid (H3PO4) via wet synthesis technique at Ca/P ratio 1.60 of material precursors. SiO2 at 3wt% based on total precursors was added into apatite slurry before proceeding with the spray drying process. Apatite powder derived from the spray drying process was pressed into discs with 10mm. Finally, the discs were sintered at atmospheric condition to obtain biphasic hydroxyapatite (HA) and tricalcium phosphate (TCP) peaks simultaneously and examined by XRD, AFM and SEM for its bioactivity evaluation. In vitro cell viability of L929 fibroblast and adhesion of hFOB cell were investigated via AlamarBlue (AB) assay and SEM respectively. All results were compared with BCP without Si substitution. Results showed that the presence of Si affected the material's surface and morphology, cell proliferation and cell adhesion. AFM and SEM of Si-BCP revealed a rougher surface compared to BCP. Bioactivity in simulated body fluid (SBF) was characterised by pH, weight gain and apatite mineralisation on the sample surface whereby the changes in surface morphology were evaluated using SEM. Immersion in SBF up to 21days indicated significant changes in pH, weight gain and apatite formation. Cell viability has demonstrated no cytotoxic effect and denoted that Si-BCP promoted good initial cell adhesion and proliferation. These results suggest that Si-BCP's surface roughness (164nm) was significantly higher than BCP (88nm), thus enhancing the adhesion and proliferation of the osteoblast. PMID:26858566

  17. Bioactivity studies and adhesion of human osteoblast (hFOB) on silicon-biphasic calcium phosphate material

    PubMed Central

    Ibrahim, S.; Sabudin, S.; Sahid, S.; Marzuke, M.A.; Hussin, Z.H.; Kader Bashah, N.S.; Jamuna-Thevi, K.

    2015-01-01

    Surface reactivity of bioactive ceramics contributes in accelerating bone healing by anchoring osteoblast cells and the connection of the surrounding bone tissues. The presence of silicon (Si) in many biocompatible and bioactive materials has been shown to improve osteoblast cell adhesion, proliferation and bone regeneration due to its role in the mineralisation process around implants. In this study, the effects of Si-biphasic calcium phosphate (Si-BCP) on bioactivity and adhesion of human osteoblast (hFOB) as an in vitro model have been investigated. Si-BCP was synthesised using calcium hydroxide (Ca(OH)2) and phosphoric acid (H3PO4) via wet synthesis technique at Ca/P ratio 1.60 of material precursors. SiO2 at 3 wt% based on total precursors was added into apatite slurry before proceeding with the spray drying process. Apatite powder derived from the spray drying process was pressed into discs with Ø 10 mm. Finally, the discs were sintered at atmospheric condition to obtain biphasic hydroxyapatite (HA) and tricalcium phosphate (TCP) peaks simultaneously and examined by XRD, AFM and SEM for its bioactivity evaluation. In vitro cell viability of L929 fibroblast and adhesion of hFOB cell were investigated via AlamarBlue® (AB) assay and SEM respectively. All results were compared with BCP without Si substitution. Results showed that the presence of Si affected the material’s surface and morphology, cell proliferation and cell adhesion. AFM and SEM of Si-BCP revealed a rougher surface compared to BCP. Bioactivity in simulated body fluid (SBF) was characterised by pH, weight gain and apatite mineralisation on the sample surface whereby the changes in surface morphology were evaluated using SEM. Immersion in SBF up to 21 days indicated significant changes in pH, weight gain and apatite formation. Cell viability has demonstrated no cytotoxic effect and denoted that Si-BCP promoted good initial cell adhesion and proliferation. These results suggest that Si-BCP’s surface roughness (164 nm) was significantly higher than BCP (88 nm), thus enhancing the adhesion and proliferation of the osteoblast. PMID:26858566

  18. Production of Long-Lived H{sub 2}{sup -}, HD{sup -}, and D{sub 2}{sup -} during Grazing Scattering Collisions of H{sub 2}{sup +}, H{sub 3}{sup +}, D{sub 2}{sup +}, D{sub 3}{sup +} and D{sub 2}H{sup +} Ions with KBr, KCl, and LiF Surfaces

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    Seely, D. G.; Meyer, F. W.; Zhang, H.; Havener, C. C.

    2009-03-10

    We have investigated atomic and molecular anion production from singly charged atomic and molecular hydrogen, deuterium, and mixed isotope beams during grazing interactions with large area KBr, KCl, and LiF single crystal targets in the incident energy range 4-22.5 keV. Electron capture and, in the case of incident molecular ions, dissociation occur during the grazing interactions without appreciable angular straggling or change in velocity. As a result, atomic and molecular cation and anion interaction products are strongly peaked in the specular reflection direction, and, in case of dissociation products, at the fractional kinetic energies determined by the product fragment mass to incident mass ratios. A large-acceptance electrostatic analysis and detection system is used to collect the charged scattering products with high efficiency. Of particular interest is the production of metastable molecular ions H{sub 2}{sup -}, HD{sup -}, and D{sub 2}{sup -}. By comparing molecular anion yields obtained from incident hydrogen, deuterium and mixed isotope molecular ions, effects arising from isobaric contamination are seen for some incident molecular species.

  19. Materials Data on KCl (SG:225) by Materials Project

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    Kristin Persson

    2014-11-02

    Computed materials data using density functional theory calculations. These calculations determine the electronic structure of bulk materials by solving approximations to the Schrodinger equation. For more information, see https://materialsproject.org/docs/calculations

  20. Quantum Theoretical Study of KCl and LiCl Clusters

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    Koetter, Ted; Hira, Ajit; Salazar, Justin; Jaramillo, Danelle

    2014-03-01

    This research focuses on the theoretical study of molecular clusters to examine the chemical properties of small KnClnandLinCln clusters (n = 2 - 20). The potentially important role of these molecular species in biochemical and medicinal processes is well known. This work applies the hybrid ab initio methods of quantum chemistry to derive the different alkali-halide (MnHn) geometries. Of particular interest is the competition between hexagonal ring geometries and rock salt structures. Electronic energies, rotational constants, dipole moments, and vibrational frequencies for these geometries are calculated. Magic numbers for cluster stability are identified and are related to the property of cluster compactness. Mapping of the singlet, triplet, and quintet, potential energy surfaces is performed. Calculations were performed to examine the interactions of these clusters with some atoms and molecules of biological interest, including O, O2, and Fe. Potential design of new medicinal drugs is explored.

  1. Ab Initio Study of KCl and NaCl Clusters

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    Brownrigg, Clifton; Hira, Ajit; Pacheco, Jose; Salazar, Justin

    2013-03-01

    We continue our interest in the theoretical study of molecular clusters to examine the chemical properties of small KnCln and NanCln clusters (n = 2 - 15). The potentially important role of these molecular species in biochemical and medicinal processes is well known. This work applies the hybrid ab initio methods of quantum chemistry to derive the different alkali-halide (MnHn) geometries. Of particular interest is the competition between hexagonal ring geometries and rock salt structures. Electronic energies, rotational constants, dipole moments, and vibrational frequencies for these geometries are calculated. Magic numbers for cluster stability are identified and are related to the property of cluster compactness. Mapping of the singlet, triplet, and quintet, potential energy surfaces is performed. Calculations have been performed to examine the interactions of these clusters with some atoms and molecules of biological interest, including O, O2, and Fe. The potential for design of new medicinal drugs is explored.

  2. High-temperature proton-exchange-membrane fuel cells using an ether-containing polybenzimidazole membrane as electrolyte.

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    Li, Jin; Li, Xiaojin; Zhao, Yun; Lu, Wangting; Shao, Zhigang; Yi, Baolian

    2012-05-01

    Herein, poly[2,2'-(p-oxydiphenylene)-5,5'-benzimidazole] (PBI) is synthesized from 3,3'-diaminobenzidine and 4,4'-oxybisbenzoic acid, and the membrane is prepared by solvent casting. The main characteristics of PBI are studied. In the preparation of the PBI/H(3) PO(4) composite membrane, the absorbing temperature of H(3) PO(4) is 120?C, which leads to a membrane with a high content of H(3) PO(4) . Membrane electrode assemblies (MEAs) are fabricated from PBI/H(3) PO(4) membranes with the catalyst layer made of Pt/C, PBI, and polyvinylidene fluoride (230:12:7 w/w). The fabricated MEA is tested at 150?C with dry hydrogen and oxygen gas at 0.2 MPa for both anode and cathode feeds. No degradation of voltage is seen during stability testing of the PBI/H(3) PO(4) membrane at a constant current for 100 h. The maximum power density is 1.17 W cm(-2) , and the maximum current density is 6.0 A cm(-2) with a Pt loading of 0.5 mg cm(-2) . The high performance of these membrane materials demonstrates that PBI can be regarded as an alternative membrane material for high-temperature proton-exchange-membrane fuel cells. PMID:22529063

  3. Temperature effect on the corrosion and passivation characterization of Ni82.3Cr7Fe3Si4.5B3.2 alloy in acidic media

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    Emran, Khadijah M.; Arab, Sanaa T.; Al-Turkustani, Aisha M.; Al-Turaif, Hamad A.

    2016-02-01

    The effects of temperature on corrosion and the electrochemical behavior of Ni82.3Cr7Fe3Si4.5B3.2 glassy alloy in HCl, H2SO4, and H3PO4 acids were studied using AC and DC techniques. Impedance data reveal that the susceptibility to localized corrosion increases with increasing temperature. Potentiodynamic polarization curves reveal that the bulk glassy alloy is spontaneously passivated at all the investigated temperature in H2SO4 and H3PO4 solutions. A localized corrosion effect in HCl solution is clearly observed. The apparent activation energies in the regions of Tafel, active, and passive, as well as the enthalpies and entropies of the dissolution process were determined and discussed. The high apparent activation energy ( E a) value for H3PO4 solution in Tafel region is explained by the low aggressivity of PO 4 3- ions.

  4. Adsorption characteristics of malachite green on activated carbon derived from rice husks produced by chemical-thermal process.

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    Rahman, I A; Saad, B; Shaidan, S; Sya Rizal, E S

    2005-09-01

    Phosphoric acid (H(3)PO(4)) and sodium hydroxide (NaOH) treated rice husks, followed by carbonization in a flowing nitrogen were used to study the adsorption of malachite green (MG) in aqueous solution. The effect of adsorption on contact time, concentration of MG and adsorbent dosage of the samples treated or carbonized at different temperatures were investigated. The results reveal that the optimum carbonization temperature is 500 degrees C in order to obtain adsorption capacity that is comparable to the commercial activated carbon for the husks treated by H(3)PO(4). It is interesting to note that MG adsorbed preferably on carbon-rich than on silica rich-sites. It is found that the behaviour of H(3)PO(4) treated absorbent followed both the Langmuir and Freundlich models while NaOH treated best fitted to only the Langmuir model. PMID:15978990

  5. Physicochemical properties of phosphate ester from palm kernel oil

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    Adawiyah Norzali, Nor Rabbi'atul; Badri, Khairiah Haji; Ahmad, Ishak

    2013-12-01

    The physicochemical properties of phosphate ester from palm kernel oil have been studied. The phosphate ester was synthesized via ring-opening of epoxidized palm kernel oil with phosphoric acid. The amount of phosphoric acid (H3PO4) was varied at 0, 2.5, 5.0 and 7.5 wt%. Acid values of PKO and EPKO were 1.85 and 1.87 mg KOH/g respectively. However, the acid values increased with increasing amount of H3PO4 with values of 10.62 mg KOH/g, 31.34 mg KOH/g and 110.95 mg KOH/g respectively. The hydrolysis of the EPKO has successfully converted it to PEPKO with hydroxyl value of 16.16 mg KOH/g, 26.90 and 35.33 mg KOH/g at H3PO4 of 2.5, 5.0, and 7.5wt%.

  6. Elution behavior of poly(lactide-co-succinimide) copolymers studied by SEC-MALS.

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    Gricar, Maja; Zigon, Majda; Zagar, Ema

    2009-03-01

    We synthesized poly(lactide-co-succinimide) (PLS) copolymers with the ratio of lactide to succinimide units of 3:1 and 6.5:1 and studied their elution behavior by size exclusion chromatography with an on-line light-scattering detection. Since the copolymers contain a certain amount of carboxyl groups, they behave as ionomers in N,N-dimethylacetamide (DMAc) and show a typical polyelectrolyte (PE) effect. The PE effect was eliminated by the addition of simple electrolyte like LiBr, H(3)PO(4), or both in DMAc. The efficiency of the additive decreases in the order: LiBr > LiBr + H(3)PO(4) > H(3)PO(4). The ionic strength of the 0.1 M LiBr/DMAc was high enough for the onset of hydrophobic interactions of PLS lactic acid segments intermolecularly as well as with the column packing material. The drawback of the LiBr + H(3)PO(4)/DMAc solvent system is a rather high intensity of the system peaks, which are imposed on the right side of the copolymer signal. System peaks strongly influence the determination of number and to a lesser extent the weight average molar masses of PLS copolymers. An addition of only H(3)PO(4) in high enough concentration to DMAc (0.05 and 0.1 M) successfully eliminated the PE effect of the 6.5:1 PLS copolymer. On the contrary, the PE effect of the 3:1 PLS copolymer having higher charge density compared to 6.5:1 PLS copolymer cannot be entirely canceled out in any of the H(3)PO(4)/DMAc solutions examined. PMID:19104780

  7. Technology development for phosphoric acid fuel cell powerplant, phase 2

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    Christner, L.

    1979-01-01

    A technique for producing an acid inventory control member by spraying FEP onto a partially screened carbon paper backing is discussed. Theoretical analysis of the acid management indicates that the vapor composition of 103% H3PO4 is approximately 1.0 ppm P4O10. An SEM evaluation of corrosion resistance of phenolic resins and graphite/phenolic resin composites in H3PO4 at 185 C shows specific surface etching. Carbonization of graphite/phenolic bipolar plates is achieved without blistering.

  8. 2,6-Diethylanilinium dihydrogen phosphatephosphoric acid (1/1)

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    Khemiri, Hamed; Akriche, Samah Toumi; Al-Deyab, Salem S.; Rzaigui, Mohamed

    2011-01-01

    In the crystal structure of the title salt, C10H16N+H2PO4 ?H3PO4, the H2PO4 ? and H3PO4 components are connected into infinite chains extending along the b-axis direction by way of OH?O links. These chains are also linked through OH?O hydrogen bonds thus building up a supramolecular two-dimensional framework extending parallel to (001). The organic cations cross-link the anionic layers by way of multiple NH?O interactions, leading to a cohesive network. PMID:21522615

  9. Synthesis of sodium lauryl sulphate (SLS)-modified activated carbon from risk husk for waste lead (Pb) removal

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    Al-Latief, D. N.; Arnelli, Astuti, Y.

    2015-12-01

    Surfactant-modified active carbon (SMAC) has been successfully synthesized from waste rice husk using a series of treatments i.e. carbonization, activation with H3PO4 and surface modification using sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS). The synthesized SMAC was characterized using SEM-EDX and FTIR. The adsorption results show that the SMAC synthesized using H3PO4 treatment for 8 hours followed with SLS treatment for 5 hours had efficiency and capacity of the waste lead removal of 99.965% and 0.499825 mg.g-1, respectively.

  10. Major element chemistry of surface- and ground waters in basaltic terrain, N-Iceland.: I. primary mineral saturation

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    Arnrsson, Stefn; Gunnarsson, Ingvi; Stefnsson, Andri; Andrsdttir, Audur; Sveinbjrnsdttir, rny E.

    2002-12-01

    This contribution describes primary basalt mineral saturation in surface- and up to 90C ground waters in a tholeiite flood basalt region in northern Iceland. It is based on data on 253 water samples and the mineralogical composition of the associated basalts. Surface waters are significantly under-saturated with plagioclase and olivine of the compositions occurring in the study area, saturation index (SI) values ranging from -1 to -10 and -5 to -20, respectively. With few exceptions these waters are also significantly under-saturated with pigeonite and augite of all compositions (SI = -1 to -7) and with ilmenite (SI = -0.5 to -6). The surface waters are generally over-saturated with respect to the titano-magnetite of the compositions occurring in the basalts of the study area, the range in SI being from -2 to +10. For crystalline OH-apatite, SI values in surface waters range from strong under-saturation (-10) to strong over-saturation (+5) but for crystalline F-apatite they lie in the range 0 to 15. Systematic under-saturation is, on the other hand, observed for "amorphous apatite," i.e. an apatite of the kind Clark (1955) prepared by mixing Ca(OH) 2 and H 3PO 4 solutions. Like surface waters, ground waters are under-saturated with plagioclase and olivine, its degree increasing with increasing Ca content of the plagioclase and increasing Fe content of the olivine, the SI values being -2 to -7 and 0 to -4 for the Ca-richest and Ca-poorest plagioclase, respectively, and about -3 to -18 and 0 to -15 for forsterite and fayalite, respectively. Ground waters are generally close to saturation with pigeonite and augite of all compositions. However, some non-thermal ground waters in highland areas are strongly under-saturated. Above 25C the ground waters are ilmenite under-saturated but generally over-saturated at lower temperatures. These waters are titano-magnetite over-saturated at temperatures below 70C, the SI values decreasing with increasing temperature from about 6 to 8 at 10C to 0 at 70C. The ground waters are highly over-saturated with both crystalline OH- and F-apatite, or by approximately 10 to 15 SI units but close to saturation with "amorphous apatite" containing about equal amounts of F and OH. The results presented here for the pyroxenes carry an unknown error because available thermodynamic data do not permit but a simple solid solution model for the calculation of their solubility. Published values on the dissociation constants for ferrous iron hydroxide complexes are very variable and those for ferric iron are limited. This casts an error of an unknown magnitude on the calculated SI values for all iron bearing minerals. This error may not be large for waters with a pH of less than 9 but it is apparently high for waters with a higher pH. Improved experimental data on the stability of ferrous and ferric hydrolysis constants are needed to improve the accuracy by which Fe-mineral saturation can be calculated in natural waters.

  11. Colas, but not other carbonated beverages, are associated with low bone mineral density in older women: The Framingham Osteoporosis Study

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    Soft drink consumption may have adverse effects on BMD, but studies have shown mixed results. In addition to displacing healthier beverages, colas contain caffeine and phosphoric acid (H3PO4), which may adversely affect bone. We hypothesized that consumption of cola is associated with lower BMD. BMD...

  12. High temperature dilute phosphoric acid pretreatment of corn stover for furfural and ethanol production

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    Furfural was produced from corn stover by one stage pretreatment process using dilute H3PO4 and solid residues following furfural production were used for ethanol production by Saccharomyces cerevisiae NRRL- Y2034. A series of experiments were conducted at varied temperatures (140-200 oC) and acid ...

  13. Response surface optimization of corn stover pretreatment using dilute phosphoric acid for enzymatic hydrolysis and ethanol production

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    Dilute H3PO4 (0.0 - 2.0%, v/v) was used to pretreat corn stover (10%, w/w) for conversion to ethanol. Pretreatment conditions were optimized for temperature, acid loading, and time using a central composite design. Optimal pretreatment conditions were chosen to promote sugar yields following enzym...

  14. Polysaccharides isolated from sugar beet pulp by quaternization under acidic conditions

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    Sugar beet pulp was extracted and chemically modified under acidic conditions using glycidyltrimethylammonium chloride in the presence of trifuoroacetic (TFA), HCl or H3PO4. The goal was to find out how the type of acid used and quaternization could affect the yield of soluble polysaccharide, its mo...

  15. Production of ethanol and furfural from corn stover

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    Corn stover has potential for economical production of biofuels and value-added chemicals. The conversion of corn stover to sugars involves pretreatment and enzymatic hydrolysis. We have optimized hydrothermal, dilute H2SO4 and dilute H3PO4 pretreatments of corn stover for enzymatic saccharificati...

  16. Production of cellulose phosphate from oil palm empty fruit bunch: Effect of chemical ratio

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    Rohaizu, R.; Wanrosli, W. D.

    2015-06-01

    Cellulose phosphate was synthesized from oil palm biomass residue that has the potential to represent a considerable added value product for the oil palm biomass utilization. Cellulose phosphate (CP) is prepared viaa phosphorylation process using the H3PO4/P2O5/Et3PO4/hexanol sequence using oil palm empty fruit bunch microcrystalline cellulose (OPEFB-MCC) as the starting material. Various factors affect its synthesis; one of them which is the subject of this investigation is the orthophosphoric acid (H3PO4) to triethylphosphate(Et3PO4) ratio which have the capability to increase the phosphorus content of CP. It is believed that during this reaction, the esterification of the free hydroxyl groups of the cellulose occurred. The H3PO4/Et3PO4 ratios applied were 0.16, 1.00, and 1.84. The effect of the H3PO4/Et3PO4 ratio on phosphorus content, yield, water swelling and molecular structure of CP are discussed.

  17. Influence of the organic solvents on the properties of the phosphoric acid dopant emulsion deposited on multicrystalline silicon wafers

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    Bouhafs, D.; Moussi, A.; Boumaour, M.; Abadia, S. E. K.; Mahiou, L.; Messaoud, A.

    2007-05-01

    This study is devoted to the formation of an n+p emitter for multicrystalline silicon (mc-Si) solar cells for photovoltaic (PV) application. The atomization technique has been used to make the emitter from H3PO4 phosphoric acid as a doping source. The doping emulsion has been optimized using several organic solvents. H3PO4 was mixed with one of these solutions: ethanol, 2-butanol, isopropanol alcohol and deionized water. The volume concentration of H3PO4 does not exceed 20% of the total volume emulsion. The deposit characteristics of the emulsion change with the organic solvent. H3PO4 : 2-butanol gives the best deposited layer with acceptable adherence and uniformity on silicon surface. Fourier transform infrared characterizations show the presence of organic and mineral phosphorous bonds in the formed layer. The obtained emitters are characterized by a junction depth in the range 0.2-0.75 m and a sheet resistance of about 10-90 ?/square. Such a low cost dopant source combined with a continuous spray process can effectively reduce the cost per Wp of the PV generator.

  18. Enhanced xylose recovery from oil palm empty fruit bunch by efficient acid hydrolysis.

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    Tan, Hooi Teng; Dykes, Gary A; Wu, Ta Yeong; Siow, Lee Fong

    2013-08-01

    Oil palm empty fruit bunch (EFB) is abundantly available in Malaysia and it is a potential source of xylose for the production of high-value added products. This study aimed to optimize the hydrolysis of EFB using dilute sulfuric acid (H2SO4) and phosphoric acid (H3PO4) via response surface methodology for maximum xylose recovery. Hydrolysis was carried out in an autoclave. An optimum xylose yield of 91.2 % was obtained at 116 C using 2.0 % (v/v) H2SO4, a solid/liquid ratio of 1:5 and a hydrolysis time of 20 min. A lower optimum xylose yield of 24.0 % was observed for dilute H3PO4 hydrolysis at 116 C using 2.4 % (v/v) H3PO4, a solid/liquid ratio of 1:5 and a hydrolysis time of 20 min. The optimized hydrolysis conditions suggested that EFB hydrolysis by H2SO4 resulted in a higher xylose yield at a lower acid concentration as compared to H3PO4. PMID:23709290

  19. Field assessment of lead immobilization in a contaminated soil after phosphate application.

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    Melamed, Ricardo; Cao, Xinde; Chen, Ming; Ma, Lena Q

    2003-04-15

    A pilot-scale field demonstration was conducted at a Pb-contaminated site to assess the effectiveness of Pb immobilization using P amendments. The test site was contaminated by past battery recycling activities, with average soil Pb concentration of 1.16%. Phosphate amendments were applied at a 4.0 molar ratio of P/Pb with three treatments: T1, 100% P from H(3)PO(4); T2, 50% from H(3)PO(4)+50% from Ca(H(2)PO(4))(2); and T3, 50% from H(3)PO(4)+5% phosphate rock. Soil samples were collected and characterized 220 days after P application. Surface soil pH was reduced from 6.45 to 5.05 in T1, to 5.22 in T2, and to 5.71 in T3. Phosphate treatments effectively transformed up to 60% of total soil Pb from the non-residual fraction (sum of water soluble and exchangeable, carbonate, Fe-Mn oxide, and organic fractions) to the residual fraction relative to the control. In addition, P treatments reduced Toxicity Characteristic Leaching Procedure (TCLP) Pb from 82 mg l(-1) to below EPA's regulatory level of 5 mg l(-1) in the surface soil. Scanning electron microscopy-energy dispersive X-ray elemental analysis and X-ray diffraction analysis indicated formation of insoluble chloropyromorphite [Pb(5)(PO(4))(3)Cl] mineral in the P-treated soils. Although H(3)PO(4) is necessary to dissolve meta-stable Pb in soil for further lead immobilization, it should be used with caution due to its potential secondary contamination. A mixture of H(3)PO(4) and Ca(H(2)PO(4))(2) or phosphate rock was effective in immobilizing Pb with minimum adverse impacts associated with pH reduction. PMID:12670762

  20. A titration model for evaluating calcium hydroxide removal techniques

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    PHILLIPS, Mark; McCLANAHAN, Scott; BOWLES, Walter

    2015-01-01

    Objective Calcium hydroxide (Ca(OH)2) has been used in endodontics as an intracanal medicament due to its antimicrobial effects and its ability to inactivate bacterial endotoxin. The inability to totally remove this intracanal medicament from the root canal system, however, may interfere with the setting of eugenol-based sealers or inhibit bonding of resin to dentin, thus presenting clinical challenges with endodontic treatment. This study used a chemical titration method to measure residual Ca(OH)2 left after different endodontic irrigation methods. Material and Methods Eighty-six human canine roots were prepared for obturation. Thirty teeth were filled with known but different amounts of Ca(OH)2 for 7 days, which were dissolved out and titrated to quantitate the residual Ca(OH)2 recovered from each root to produce a standard curve. Forty-eight of the remaining teeth were filled with equal amounts of Ca(OH)2 followed by gross Ca(OH)2 removal using hand files and randomized treatment of either: 1) Syringe irrigation; 2) Syringe irrigation with use of an apical file; 3) Syringe irrigation with added 30 s of passive ultrasonic irrigation (PUI), or 4) Syringe irrigation with apical file and PUI (n=12/group). Residual Ca(OH)2 was dissolved with glycerin and titrated to measure residual Ca(OH)2 left in the root. Results No method completely removed all residual Ca(OH)2. The addition of 30 s PUI with or without apical file use removed Ca(OH)2 significantly better than irrigation alone. Conclusions This technique allowed quantification of residual Ca(OH)2. The use of PUI (with or without apical file) resulted in significantly lower Ca(OH)2 residue compared to irrigation alone. PMID:25760272

  1. Retrievabilty of calcium hydroxide intracanal medicament with Chitosan from root canals: An in vitro CBCT volumetric analysis

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    Vineeta, Nikhil; Gupta, Sachin; Chandra, Aditi

    2014-01-01

    Aim: This study compared the amount of aqueous-based and oil-based calcium hydroxide [Ca(OH)2 ] remaining in the canal, after removal with two different chelators 17% EDTA and 0.2% Chitosan in combination with ultrasonic agitation. Materials and Methods: Cleaning and shaping of root canals of 28 mandibular premolar was done and canals were filled either with Metapex or Ca(OH)2 mixed with distilled water. Volumetric analysis was performed utilizing cone beam-computed tomography (CBCT) after 7 days of incubation. Ca(OH)2 was removed using either 17% EDTA or 0.2% Chitosan in combination with ultrasonic agitation. Volumetric analysis was repeated and percentage difference was calculated and statistically analysed using Kruskal-Wallis and Mann-Whitney U test. Results: Both the chelators failed to remove aqueous-based as well as oil-based Ca(OH)2 completely from the root canal. Aqueous-based Ca(OH)2 was easier to be removed than oil-based Ca(OH)2. 0.2% Chitosan was significantly more effective for removal of oil-based Ca(OH)2 (P < 0.01) while both 17% EDTA and 0.2% Chitosan were equally effective in removing aqueous-based Ca(OH)2 . Conclusion: Combination of 0.2% Chitosan and ultrasonic agitation results in lower amount of Ca(OH)2 remnants than 17% EDTA irrespective of type of vehicle present in the mix. PMID:25298647

  2. Synthesis, crystal structure refinement, and nonlinear-optical properties of CaB3O5(OH): Comparative crystal chemistry of calcium triborates

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    Yamnova, N. A.; Aksenov, S. M.; Stefanovich, S. Yu.; Volkov, A. S.; Dimitrova, O. V.

    2015-09-01

    Calcium triborate CaB3O5(OH) obtained by hydrothermal synthesis in the Ca(OH)2-H3BO3-Na2CO3-KCl system is studied by single-crystal X-ray diffraction. The parameters of the orthorhombic unit cell are as follows: a = 13.490(1), b = 6.9576(3), and c = 4.3930(2) Å; V = 412.32(3) Å3 and space group Pna21. The structure is refined in the anisotropic approximation of the atomic displacement parameters to R = 4.28% using 972 | F| > 4σ( F). It is confirmed that the crystal structure of Ca triborate CaB3O5(OH) is identical to that described earlier. The hydrogen atom is localized. An SHG signal stronger than that of the quartz standard is registered. The phase transition of calcium triborate into calciborite is found on heating. The comparative crystal-chemical analysis of a series of borates with the general chemical formula 2CaО · 3В2О3 · nH2О ( n = 0-13) with the constant CaО: В2О3= 2: 3 ratio and variable content of water is performed.

  3. Measurement of shift in K X-ray peak energies of potassium and calcium in different compounds using EDXRF

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    Kaur, Kamaldip; Mittal, Raj

    2014-12-01

    Energy shifts in K X-ray peaks of potassium and calcium in different chemical compounds have been determined from their X-ray spectra recorded in an energy dispersive X-ray fluorescence (EDXRF) set-up. The set-up comprises low-power X-ray tube photon source and Si(PIN) detector (AMPTEK model XR-100 CR). A statistical procedure has been followed to determine the shifts and t-test was applied to find the statistical significance of the results. The shifts were determined in potassium compounds; KCl, KBr, KI, K2CO3, K2Cr2O7, K2CrO4, K2SO4, K3Fe(CN)6, K4Fe(CN)6, KHSO4, KMnO4 and KSCN with KNO3 as reference and in calcium compounds; Ca(NO3)2 4H2O, Ca(OH)2, CaCl2, CaCO3, CaSO3 and CaSO4 2H2O with CaO as reference and correlated with differences in electro-negativity, number of ligands, structural changes, type of bonding, axial distances, etc. in the compounds. The shifts in potassium compounds have been evaluated for the first time while the same for calcium compounds almost agree well with the earlier reported measurements in literature.

  4. Time-resolved picosecond spectroscopy of the resonant secondary radiation of F centers in KCl

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    Akiyama, N.; Nakahara, F.; Ohkura, H.

    1995-12-01

    The linear polarization (P HL) of hot luminescence (HL) composing of the resonant secondary radiation of the F centers has been measured using a time-resolved picosecond spectroscopy over the whole Stokes wavenumber Ω range. The P HL holds constant value of about 40% until the onset of ordinary luminescence (OL), from where it decreases to vanishingly small with decrease of Ω This implies that the optically excited F center relaxes down along the 2p-like adiabatic potential energy surface (APES) trough, and transits to the 2s-like APES trough to form the relaxed excited state (RES). The lattice relaxation time and the dynamical transition time are ultra fast estimated to be less than 15 psec.

  5. Electrochemical behavior of yttrium ion in LiCl-KCl-NaCl eutectic melt

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    Hikino, S.; Xie, G.; Ema, K.; Ito, Y. ); Shou, Z.M. )

    1992-07-01

    This paper reports that the electrochemical reduction of yttrium ion on a molybdenum electrode in a LiCl-LCl-NaCl eutectic melt at 723 K was found to be almost reversible and to proceed by a one-step three electron reaction. The diffusion coefficient D of the Y(III) ion was measured to be (3.3 {plus minus} 0.4) {times} 10{sup {minus}6} cm{sup 2}s{sup {minus}1} by cyclic voltammetry, (5.0 {plus minus} 0.9) {times} 10{sup {minus}6} cm{sup 2}s{sup {minus}1} by the rotating disk electrode method, and (7.1 {plus minus} 0.7) {times} 10{sup {minus}6} cm{sup 2}s{sup {minus}1} by chronopotentiometry. The D values obtained by the latter two methods are in fairly good agreement with each other. The rather low D value obtained by cyclic voltammetry might be attributed to the fact that yttrium metal can dissolve slightly in the chloride melt. The standard potential of Y(III)/Y(0) coupled was determined to be ({minus}3.174 {plus minus} 0.006) V (vs. Cl{sub 2}/Cl{sup {minus}}) by open-circuit potentiometry, ({minus}3.15 {plus minus} 0.02) V (vs. Cl{sub 2}Cl{sup {minus}}) by the totaling disk electrode method and ({minus}3.16) {plus minus} 0.02) V (vs. Cl{sub 2}/Cl{sup {minus}}) by chronopotentiometry. These three values are in good agreement with each other. Several types of Ni-Y intermetallic compounds were found to be formed on a nickel electrode.

  6. Color center formation in KCl and KBr single crystals with femtosecond laser pulses

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    Dickinson, J. T.; Langford, S. C.; Avanesyan, S. M.; Orlando, S.

    2007-07-01

    Because of their extremely high instantaneous powers, femtosecond lasers can color many nominally transparent materials. Although the excitations responsible for this defect formation occur on subpicosecond time scales, subsequent interactions between the resulting electronic and lattice defects complicate the evolution of color center formation and decay. These interactions must be understood in order to account for the long-term behavior of coloration. In this work, we probe the evolution of color centers generated by femtosecond laser radiation in potassium chloride and potassium bromide single crystals on time scales from microseconds to hundreds of seconds. By using an appropriately chosen probe laser focused through the femtosecond laser spot, we follow the changes in coloration due to individual or multiple femtosecond pulses and the evolution of that coloration for long times after femtosecond laser radiation is terminated.

  7. Materials Data on KClO4 (SG:62) by Materials Project

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    Kristin Persson

    2014-11-02

    Computed materials data using density functional theory calculations. These calculations determine the electronic structure of bulk materials by solving approximations to the Schrodinger equation. For more information, see https://materialsproject.org/docs/calculations

  8. Materials Data on KClO3 (SG:11) by Materials Project

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    Kristin Persson

    2014-11-02

    Computed materials data using density functional theory calculations. These calculations determine the electronic structure of bulk materials by solving approximations to the Schrodinger equation. For more information, see https://materialsproject.org/docs/calculations

  9. Exposure damage mechanisms for KCl windows in high power laser systems

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    Blaszuk, P. R.; Woody, B. A.; Hulse, C. O.; Davis, J. W.; Waters, J. P.

    1976-01-01

    An experimental study of the 10.6 micrometer and 0.6328 micrometer optical properties of single crystal and europium doped polycrystal is described. Significant variations in the optical properties are observed over periods of exposure up to 100 hours. Models are proposed to predict the 10.6 micrometer absorptivity for long exposure periods. Mechanical creep has been detected in both materials at high temperature.

  10. Scandium separation from tungsten crucibles : preliminary investigation into the separation of scandium metal from tungsten metal crucibles using an acid soak process.

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    Boyle, Timothy J.; Hess, Ryan Falcone; Neville, Michael Luke; Howard, Panit Clifton

    2013-02-01

    The first step in an attempt to isolate Sco from a Wo crucible was explored by soaking the samples in a series of organic (HOAc) and inorganic (HCl, H2SO4, H3PO4, HNO3) acids. All samples, except the HOAc, yielded a powder. The weight loss suggests that HNO3 is the most efficient solvent; however, the powders were tentatively identified by PXRD and found to contain both W and Sc by-products. The higher weight loss may also indicate dissolution of the Wo crucible, which was further evidenced upon visual inspection of the crucible. The H3PO4 acid soak yielded the cleanest removal of Sc from the crucible. More work to understand the separation of the Sco from the Wo crucible is necessary but the acid routes appear to hold promise under not as of yet established criteria.

  11. Polybenzimidazole membranes for direct methanol fuel cell: Acid-doped or alkali-doped?

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    Li, Long-Yun; Yu, Bor-Chern; Shih, Chao-Ming; Lue, Shingjiang Jessie

    2015-08-01

    Polybenzimidazole (PBI) films immersed in 2 M phosphoric acid (H3PO4) or 6 M potassium hydroxide (KOH) solution form electrolytes for conducting proton or hydroxide, respectively. A direct methanol fuel cell (DMFC) with the alkali-KOH doped PBI gives 117.9 mW cm-2 of power output which is more than 2 times greater than the power density of 46.5 mW cm-2 with the H3PO4-doped PBI (vs.) when both of the DMFCs use a micro porous layer (MPL) in a gas-fed cathode and a MPL-free anode and are operated at 90 C. When the MPL-free anode and cathode are used and the fuel flow rate is tripled, the peak power density of alkaline DMFC reaches 158.9 mW cm-2.

  12. Laser Fired Local Back Contact C-Si Solar Cells Using Phosphoric Acid for Back Surface Field

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    Balaji, Nagarajan; Park, Cheolmin; Ju, Minkyu; Lee, Seunghwan; Kim, Jungmo; Chung, Sungyoun; Raja, Jayapal; Yi, Junsin

    2015-04-01

    We report on a laser doping process for the formation of a local back surface field (BSF) using phosphoric acid (H3PO4) for n-type passivated emitter rear totally diffused silicon solar cells. The sheet resistance of the BSF layer was varied by changing the H3PO4 concentration. The BSF layer was passivated using SiN x . With the passivated BSF, the LBC solar cell shows an improved open circuit voltage. A laser power of 44 mW with 10 kHz resulted in a 45-?/sq BSF layer with effective lifetime of 290 ?s and a higher V oc of 623 mV. With the optimized laser parameters, devices with the best electrical results yielded a short circuit current density of 36 mA/cm2 and an efficiency of 18.26%.

  13. Preparation of a novel rape pollen shell microencapsulation and its use for protein adsorption and pH-controlled release.

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    Ma, Hongbo; Zhang, Peiqi; Wang, Jidong; Xu, Xianju; Zhang, Hui; Zhang, Zhenhua; Zhang, Yongchun; Ning, Yunwang

    2014-01-01

    This study aims to synthesize hollow microspheres (HMS) from rape pollen via H3PO4 hydrothermal carbonization. The rape pollen hollow shell was used as the carrier and bovine serum albumin as a model protein. The properties of HMS were characterized by scanning electron microscope (SEM), solid-state nuclear magnetic resonance and elemental analysis. The SEM images clearly showed that the HMS had perfect spherical morphology and porous hollow surface. In the separated filtrate, a large number of sucroses were detected by high-performance liquid chromatography, suggesting that the hydrolysis of starch molecules occurred during the hydrothermal process. The formation of HMS was that the rape pollen inclusion was removed from rape pollen shell to preserve integral HMS by H3PO4 hydrothermal. The HMS possessed amphiphilic surfaces, which was suitable for protein adsorpion and pH-controlled release application. PMID:24963958

  14. The performance of supercapacitor electrodes developed from chemically activated carbon produced from waste tea

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    Inal, I. Isil Gurten; Holmes, Stuart M.; Banford, Anthony; Aktas, Zeki

    2015-12-01

    Highly microporous and mesoporous activated carbons were produced from waste tea for application as supercapacitor electrodes, utilising a chemical activation method involving treatment with either K2CO3 or H3PO4. The area, pore structure characteristics and surface functionality of the activated carbons were evaluated to investigate the influence on electrochemical performance. The performance of the activated carbons as supercapacitor electrodes was tested by cyclic voltammetry (CV), impedance spectroscopy (EIS) and galvanostatic charge-discharge (GCD) measurements, in an aqueous electrolyte. The results showed that the pore structure and type of the activated carbon have significant impact on the supercapacitor performance. Both waste tea-based activated carbon electrodes showed good cyclic stability. However, despite its lower specific surface area the highly microporous activated carbon produced with K2CO3, exhibited much better capacitive performance than that of the mesoporous activated carbon produced with H3PO4.

  15. Influence of the experimental conditions on porosity and structure of adsorbents elaborated from Moroccan oil shale of Timahdit by chemical activation.

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    Ichcho, S; Khouya, E; Fakhi, S; Ezzine, M; Hannache, H; Pallier, R; Naslain, R

    2005-02-14

    This study records experiments undertaken to determine the suitable conditions for the use of the oil shale of Timahdit, as an adsorbent for water treatment. A simple process was proposed based on chemical activation. The preparation has been carried out by carbonization after impregnation of the precursor with phosphoric acid. The effect of different conditions of preparation on the specific surface area is discussed. These parameters are H3PO4/shale weight ratio, carbonization temperature, carbonization time and concentration of H3PO4. The properties and surface structure of the adsorbent were investigated by XPS and FT-IR. Their total surface acidity and basicity were also determined. The retention process of methylene blue (MB) by adsorbents has been studied. It was found that MHP2 and MHP7 have relatively high retention ability as compared to activated carbons. PMID:15721527

  16. Mechanistic Investigation of Phosphate Ester Bond Cleavages of Glycylphosphoserinyltryptophan Radical Cations under Low-Energy Collision-Induced Dissociation

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    Quan, Quan; Hao, Qiang; Song, Tao; Siu, Chi-Kit; Chu, Ivan K.

    2013-04-01

    Under the conditions of low-energy collision-induced dissociation (CID), the canonical glycylphosphoserinyltryptophan radical cation having its radical located on the side chain of the tryptophan residue ([G p SW]+) fragments differently from its tautomer with the radical initially generated on the ?-carbon atom of the glycine residue ([G p SW]+). The dissociation of [G p SW]+ is dominated by the neutral loss of H3PO4 (98 Da), with backbone cleavage forming the [b2 - H]+/y1 + pair as the minor products. In contrast, for [G p SW]+, competitive cleavages along the peptide backbone, such as the formation of [G p SW - CO2]+ and the [c2 + 2H]+/[z1 - H]+ pair, significantly suppress the loss of neutral H3PO4. In this study, we used density functional theory (DFT) to examine the mechanisms for the tautomerizations of [G p SW]+ and [G p SW]+ and their dissociation pathways. Our results suggest that the dissociation reactions of these two peptide radical cations are more efficient than their tautomerizations, as supported by Rice-Ramsperger-Kassel-Marcus (RRKM) modeling. We also propose that the loss of H3PO4 from both of these two radical cationic tautomers is preferentially charge-driven, similar to the analogous dissociations of even-electron protonated peptides. The distonic radical cationic character of [G p SW]+ results in its charge being more mobile, thereby favoring charge-driven loss of H3PO4; in contrast, radical-driven pathways are more competitive during the CID of [G p SW]+.

  17. Carbon-coated Fe3O4 microspheres with a porous multideck-cage structure for highly reversible lithium storage.

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    Wang, Yanrong; Zhang, Lei; Wu, Yali; Zhong, Yijun; Hu, Yong; Lou, Xiong Wen David

    2015-04-25

    A novel H3PO4 etching strategy together with subsequent carbon coating has been developed for the synthesis of carbon-coated Fe3O4 microspheres with a porous multideck-cage structure. These carbon-coated Fe3O4 microspheres manifest high specific capacity (?1100 m h g(-1) at 200 mA g(-1)) and excellent cycling stability for lithium storage. PMID:25794361

  18. Preliminary surface analysis of etched, bleached, and normal bovine enamel

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    Ruse, N.D.; Smith, D.C.; Torneck, C.D.; Titley, K.C. )

    1990-09-01

    X-ray photoelectron spectroscopic (XPS) and secondary ion-mass spectroscopic (SIMS) analyses were performed on unground un-pumiced, unground pumiced, and ground labial enamel surfaces of young bovine incisors exposed to four different treatments: (1) immersion in 35% H2O2 for 60 min; (2) immersion in 37% H3PO4 for 60 s; (3) immersion in 35% H2O2 for 60 min, in distilled water for two min, and in 37% H3PO4 for 60 s; (4) immersion in 37% H3PO4 for 60 s, in distilled water for two min, and in 35% H2O2 for 60 min. Untreated unground un-pumiced, unground pumiced, and ground enamel surfaces, as well as synthetic hydroxyapatite surfaces, served as controls for intra-tooth evaluations of the effects of different treatments. The analyses indicated that exposure to 35% H2O2 alone, besides increasing the nitrogen content, produced no other significant change in the elemental composition of any of the enamel surfaces investigated. Exposure to 37% H3PO4, however, produced a marked decrease in calcium (Ca) and phosphorus (P) concentrations and an increase in carbon (C) and nitrogen (N) concentrations in unground un-pumiced specimens only, and a decrease in C concentration in ground specimens. These results suggest that the reported decrease in the adhesive bond strength of resin to 35% H2O2-treated enamel is not caused by a change in the elemental composition of treated enamel surfaces. They also suggest that an organic-rich layer, unaffected by acid-etching, may be present on the unground un-pumiced surface of young bovine incisors. This layer can be removed by thorough pumicing or by grinding. An awareness of its presence is important when young bovine teeth are used in a model system for evaluation of resin adhesiveness.

  19. A microleakage study of gutta-percha/AH Plus and Resilon/Real self-etch systems after different irrigation protocols

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    PRADO, Mara; SIMO, Renata Antoun; GOMES, Brenda Paula Figueiredo de Almeida

    2014-01-01

    The development and maintenance of the sealing of the root canal system is the key to the success of root canal treatment. The resin-based adhesive material has the potential to reduce the microleakage of the root canal because of its adhesive properties and penetration into dentinal walls. Moreover, the irrigation protocols may have an influence on the adhesiveness of resin-based sealers to root dentin. Objective The objective of the present study was to evaluate the effect of different irrigant protocols on coronal bacterial microleakage of gutta-percha/AH Plus and Resilon/Real Seal Self-etch systems. Material and Methods One hundred ninety pre-molars were used. The teeth were divided into 18 experimental groups according to the irrigation protocols and filling materials used. The protocols used were: distilled water; sodium hypochlorite (NaOCl)+eDTA; NaOCl+H3PO4; NaOCl+eDTA+chlorhexidine (CHX); NaOCl+H3PO4+CHX; CHX+eDTA; CHX+ H3PO4; CHX+eDTA+CHX and CHX+H3PO4+CHX. Gutta-percha/AH Plus or Resilon/Real Seal Se were used as root-filling materials. The coronal microleakage was evaluated for 90 days against Enterococcus faecalis. Data were statistically analyzed using Kaplan-Meier survival test, Kruskal-Wallis and Mann-Whitney tests. Results No significant difference was verified in the groups using chlorhexidine or sodium hypochlorite during the chemo-mechanical preparation followed by eDTA or phosphoric acid for smear layer removal. The same results were found for filling materials. However, the statistical analyses revealed that a final flush with 2% chlorhexidine reduced significantly the coronal microleakage. Conclusion A final flush with 2% chlorhexidine after smear layer removal reduces coronal microleakage of teeth filled with gutta-percha/AH Plus or Resilon/Real Seal SE. PMID:25025557

  20. Antimicrobial effect of calcium hydroxide as an intracanal medicament in root canal treatment: a literature review - Part II. in vivo studies

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    2015-01-01

    The first part of this study reviewed the characteristics of calcium hydroxide (Ca(OH)2) and summarized the results of in vitro studies related to its antimicrobial effects. The second part of this review covers in vivo studies including human clinical studies and animal studies. The use of Ca(OH)2 as an intracanal medicament represented better histological results in animal studies. However, human clinical studies showed limited antimicrobial effects that microorganisms were reduced but not eliminated through the treatment, and that some species had resistance to Ca(OH)2. Most of clinical outcome studies supported that there is no improvement in healing of periapical lesions when Ca(OH)2 was applied between appointments. Further studies are required for the antimicrobial effects of Ca(OH)2, and search for the ideal material and technique to completely clean infected root canals should be continued. PMID:25984470

  1. Surface characteristics of dentin experimentally exposed to hydrofluoric acid.

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    Pioch, Thomas; Jakob, Heiko; Garca-Godoy, Franklin; Gtz, Hermann; Drfer, Christof E; Staehle, Hans J

    2003-08-01

    The purpose of this study was to test the effect of hydrofluoric acid (HF) on the surface characteristics of dentin in vitro. Dentin was exposed in 50 human molars and divided into five groups according to different etching schedules: (i) no etching, (ii) 15 s HF, (iii) 15 s H3PO4, (iv) 15 s HF and 15 s H3PO4, (v) 15 s H3PO4 and 15 s HF. Teeth were examined under a scanning electron microscope equipped with energy-dispersive X-ray (EDX) or two layers of fluorescence-labeled primer followed by the composite were applied, and the teeth were sectioned and examined using confocal laser scanning microscopy (CLSM). With scanning electron microscopy, no openings of dentinal tubules were found in groups (i), (ii), and (iv). In group (v) only a few tubules were opened and in group (iii) the smear layer was completely removed and tubules appeared open. The EDX analysis revealed that fluoride was incorporated into the dentin surface when HF was used. With CLSM, distinct hybrid layers could be detected only in group (iii). In group (v) the hybrid layer appeared less established compared with group (iii). No dentin hybridization was found in groups (i), (ii), and (iv). It is concluded that HF has the ability to close the openings of dentin tubules which were opened due to etching by phosphoric acid and cannot dissolve the smear layer. PMID:12887403

  2. Structural characterization of some sol-gel derived phosphosilicate glasses

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    Todan, L.; Anghel, E. M.; Osiceanu, P.; Turcu, R. V. F.; Atkinson, I.; Simon, S.; Zaharescu, M.

    2015-04-01

    A comparative study of three phosphosilicate gels of the 90SiO2-10P2O5 composition obtained from tetraethoxysilane and three phosphorous precursors: triethylphosphate (TEP), triethylphosphite (TEPI) and H3PO4 is performed. 29Si and 31P Magic Angle Spining NMR, X-ray Photoelectron, X-ray Fluorescence and Raman spectroscopies as well as TG analysis are used in order to establish phosphorous precursors and annealing influence on composition and structure of the outcome materials. Unlike the three dimensional silicate network made of Si(OSi)x(OH)4-x species, unreacted TEP (100% Q1 condensed phosphorous units) from TEP derived gel and a large amount of isolated phosphorous species (39.7% Q0) in the H3PO4 derived gel are identified. Annealing at 700 C of the three gels give similar structure with the 90SiO2-10P2O5 glass, excepting the triethylphosphate derived glass that has a much lower P content. Thus, the H3PO4 derived glass at 700 and 1000 C shows 1.89 and 1.94 times higher P2O5/SiO2 ratios than in the case of the TEP derived one.

  3. ECLSS Sustaining Compatibility Testing on Urine Processor Assembly Nonmetallic Materials for Reformulation of Pretreated Urine Solution

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    Wingard, C. D.

    2015-01-01

    On International Space Station (ISS), the Urine Processor Assembly (UPA) converts human urine and flush water into potable water. The urine is acid-pretreated primarily to control microbial growth. In recent years, the sulfuric acid (H2SO4) pretreatment was believed to be largely responsible for producing salt crystals capable of plugging filters in UPA components and significantly reducing the percentage of water recovery from urine. In 2012, ISS management decided to change the acid pretreatment for urine from sulfuric to phosphoric with the goal of eliminating or minimizing formation of salt crystals. In 2013-2014, as part of the qualification of the phosphoric acid (H3PO4) formulation, samples of 12 nonmetallic materials used in UPA components were immersed for up to one year in pretreated urine and brine solutions made with the new H3PO4 formulation. Dynamic mechanical analysis (DMA) was used to measure modulus (stiffness) of the immersed samples compared to virgin control samples. Such compatibility data obtained by DMA for the H3PO4-based solutions were compared to DMA data obtained for the H2SO4-based solutions in 2002-2003.

  4. In vitro diffusion of hydroxyl ions through root dentine from various calcium hydroxide medicaments.

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    Sevimay, S; Kalayci, A; Yilmaz, S

    2003-10-01

    The purpose of this study was to determine diffusion of hydroxyl ions through dentine from different calcium hydroxide [Ca(OH)2] medicaments. Forty-five single-rooted teeth were instrumented and cavities (3 mm in diameter and 1 mm in depth) were prepared on the facial surface of each root. After smear layer was removed with 17% EDTA all surfaces of roots, except cavities, were coated with nail polish. Teeth were randomly divided into four experimental groups (each 10 samples) and a control group (five samples). They were filled with: group 1, Ca(OH)2 and distilled water mixture; group 2, TempCanal; group 3, Calasept; and group 4, Ca(OH)2 plus point. Control group, in which nothing was applied to the canals. All samples were immersed in distilled water maintained at 37 degrees C. pH values were measured at 1 h, 2 h, 3 h, 24 h, 48 h, 72 h, 4 days, 5 days, 6 days, 7 days and 14 days. Ca(OH)2-distilled water mixture and TempCanal showed highest pH values at 24 h. Calasept, Ca(OH)2 plus point and control showed highest pH values at 3 h. Time intervals after 24 h, Ca(OH)2-distilled water mixture, TempCanal and Calasept showed higher pH values than Ca(OH)2 plus point, with a statistically significant difference (P<0.05). The pH value of Ca(OH)2 plus point was lower than the values of other materials after 3 h. This study indicates that non-setting Ca(OH)2 based materials have an effective release of hydroxyl ions compared with Ca(OH)2 plus point. PMID:12974867

  5. Microscopic cleanliness evaluation of the apical root canal after using calcium hydroxide mixed with chlorhexidine, propylene glycol, or antibiotic paste.

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    da Silva, Juliana M; Andrade Junior, Carlos V; Zaia, Alexandre A; Pessoa, Oscar F

    2011-02-01

    This study evaluated cleaning of the dentinal wall after removal of different calcium hydroxide pastes. Sixty-eight single-rooted teeth were prepared using the step-back technique and randomly divided into 4 groups according to medication used: Ca(OH)2 with 0.2% chlorhexidine solution (Group 1), Ca(OH)2 with propylene glycol (Group 2), Ca(OH)2 with antibiotic paste (ciprofloxacin, metronidazole) and distilled water (Group 3), and Ca(OH)2 with antibiotic paste and propylene glycol (Group 4). The samples were stored at 37 C and 100% relative humidity for 21 days. The medicaments were removed using 5 mL 1% NaOCl, instrumentation with master apical file, 5 mL 1% NaOCl, patency with the K-file #10, ultrasonic instrumentation, and 10 mL 17% EDTA-T. The specimens were analyzed using scanning electron microscopy and chemical analysis. The Kruskal-Wallis (? = 5%) test showed that were no differences between the experimental groups when comparing Ca(OH)2 removal (P = .0951). The chi-square test (? = 5%) indicated a predominance of Ca(OH)2 obstructing dental tubules in all groups. On the basis of the methodology applied, it was concluded that the apical dentine surface remained equally covered by Ca(OH)2, regardless of the vehicle used. PMID:21168349

  6. Effect of rotary instrument associated with different irrigation techniques on removing calcium hydroxide dressing.

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    Faria, Gisele; Viola, Kennia Scapin; Kuga, Milton Carlos; Garcia, Arturo Javier Aranda; Daher, Vanessa Bossolani; De Pasquali Leonardo, Mrio Francisco; Tanomaru-Filho, Mrio

    2014-08-01

    Calcium hydroxide [Ca(OH)2 ] residues in root canals may compromise sealing of filling and endodontic treatment success. The aim of this study was to compare the efficacy of using rotary instrument associated with EndoActivator, EndoVac, passive ultrasonic irrigation (PUI), and conventional needle irrigation (CNI), in Ca(OH)2 removal from root canal, by means of scanning electron microscopy (SEM) images. Sixty-six human canines were prepared with the Protaper system up to F5 and filled with Ca(OH)2 . After 7 days, Ca(OH)2 was removed with rotary instrument F5 associated with the irrigation techniques used in each group (n = 15): GI (CNI), GII (EndoVac), GIII (EndoActivator) and GIV (PUI). In all groups 15 mL of 2.5% NaOCl and 3 mL of 17% EDTA were used for Ca(OH)2 removal. The Ca(OH)2 residues was evaluated by SEM in the middle and apical third using a system of scores. The results were analyzed by the Kruskal-Wallis and Dunn tests (? = 0.05). None of the techniques completely removed the Ca(OH)2 from root canals. There was no difference between EndoActivator, EndoVac and PUI (P > 0.05), but the three techniques removed more Ca(OH)2 than the CNI (P < 0,05), in the middle and apical thirds of the root canal. It was concluded that the rotary instrument combined with EndoActivator, EndoVac, and PUI was shown to be more efficient than the rotary instrument combined with the CNI in removing Ca(OH)2 from the root canal. PMID:24844676

  7. Thermodynamics and mechanisms of glycine solvation in aqueous NaCl and KCl solutions at 298.15 K

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    Roy, S.; Hossain, A.; Mahali, K.; Dolui, B. K.

    2015-11-01

    In the present study the solubility of glycine in aqueous sodium chloride and potassium chloride solution was determined under different experimental conditions using `formol titrimetry' method. The thermodynamic parameters like standard transfer Gibbs energies and entropies have been evaluated at 298.15 K. Other important parameters like molar volume, densities, solvent diameter, etc., of the experimental solutions have also been determined in this study. The above mentioned parameters have been used to determine ∆ t,ch 0 ( i)i.e., chemical effects of the transfer Gibbs energies and T∆ t, ch 0 ( i)i.e., chemical effects of the transfer entropy. The solvation of glycine is influenced by different factors such as nature of the solute, interactions between solute and solvents, etc., which has been explained by different physical and analytical approach.

  8. Following the electroreduction of uranium dioxide to uranium in LiCl-KCl eutectic in situ using synchrotron radiation

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    Brown, L. D.; Abdulaziz, R.; Jervis, R.; Bharath, V. J.; Atwood, R. C.; Reinhard, C.; Connor, L. D.; Simons, S. J. R.; Inman, D.; Brett, D. J. L.; Shearing, P. R.

    2015-09-01

    The electrochemical reduction of uranium dioxide to metallic uranium has been investigated in lithium chloride-potassium chloride eutectic molten salt. Laboratory based electrochemical studies have been coupled with in situ energy dispersive X-ray diffraction, for the first time, to deduce the reduction pathway. No intermediate phases were identified using the X-ray diffraction before, during or after electroreduction to form ?-uranium. This suggests that the electrochemical reduction occurs via a single, 4-electron-step, process. The rate of formation of ?-uranium is seen to decrease during electrolysis and could be a result of a build-up of oxygen anions in the molten salt. Slow transport of O2- ions away from the UO2 working electrode could impede the electrochemical reduction.

  9. Effect of cetyl trimethyl ammonium bromide concentration on structure, morphology and carbon dioxide adsorption capacity of calcium hydroxide based sorbents

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    Hlaing, Nwe Ni; Vignesh, K.; Sreekantan, Srimala; Pung, Swee-Yong; Hinode, Hirofumi; Kurniawan, Winarto; Othman, Radzali; Thant, Aye Aye; Mohamed, Abdul Rahman; Salim, Chris

    2016-02-01

    Calcium hydroxide (Ca(OH)2) has been proposed as an important material for industrial, architectural, and environmental applications. In this study, calcium acetate was used as a precursor and cetyl trimethyl ammonium bromide (CTAB) was used as a surfactant to synthesize Ca(OH)2 based adsorbents for carbon dioxide (CO2) capture. The effect of CTAB concentration (0.2-0.8 M) on the structure, morphology and CO2 adsorption performance of Ca(OH)2 was studied in detail. The synthesized samples were characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD), Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy, field emission scanning electron microscopy (FESEM), BET surfaced area and thermogravimetry-differential thermal analysis (TG-DTA) techniques. The phase purity, crystallite size, Brunauer-Emmett-Teller (BET) surface area and CO2 adsorption performance of Ca(OH)2 precursor adsorbents were significantly increased when the concentration of CTAB was increased. XRD results showed that pure Ca(OH)2 phase was obtained at the CTAB concentration of 0.8 M. TGA results exhibited that 0.8 M of CTAB-assisted Ca(OH)2 precursor adsorbent possessed a residual carbonation conversion of ∼56% after 10 cycles.

  10. Alkali-treated konjac glucomannan film as a novel wound dressing.

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    Huang, Yi-Cheng; Chu, Hao-Wen; Huang, Chih-Ching; Wu, Wen-Ching; Tsai, Jenn-Shou

    2015-03-01

    To investigate the potential medical application of konjac glucomannan (KGM), we treated KGM film with potassium hydroxide (KOH) or calcium hydroxide (Ca(OH)2), and evaluated its use as a wound dressing. The Ca(OH)2-treated KGM (Ca(OH)2-KGM) film exhibited more favorable properties of swelling, tensile strength, and elongation compared with the KOH-treated KGM (KOH-KGM) film, and also had a suitable water vapor transmission rate. Results from in vitro 3-(4,5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl)-2,5-diphenyltetrazolium bromide assay further indicated the biocompatibility of the Ca(OH)2-KGM film with L929 fibroblast cells and HaCaT keratinocyte cells. The Ca(OH)2-KGM film inhibited the absorption and activation of platelets, and effectively promoted wound contractility in vivo, particularly at an early healing stage. Histological examination revealed considerably collagen secretion and advanced development of granulation tissue and epithelial coverage by Days 7 and 14 postsurgery in wounds treated with Ca(OH)2-KGM film. Our study results indicate the potential use of alkali-treated KGM film as a novel wound dressing. PMID:25498700

  11. Effect of the addition of calcium hydroxide on the hydrothermal-mechanochemical treatment of Eucalyptus.

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    Ishiguro, Maki; Endo, Takashi

    2015-02-01

    The effect of Ca(OH)2 addition on optimization of hydrothermal-mechanochemical pretreatment, which combines hydrothermal and milling treatments, was examined. The highest glucose yield of 90% was achieved in the ball-milled specimen previously treated at 170C in the presence of 20% Ca(OH)2 per substrate weight. The specific surface area of the substrate was closely correlated with glucose yield, and a larger specific surface area was obtained when treating the specimen at 170C in the presence of Ca(OH)2 compared to treatment at 170C without Ca(OH)2. Although the Ca(OH)2-treated specimen was relatively unaffected by delignification, the cleavage of the ester bonds between lignin and hemicellulose was confirmed by FT-IR. This suggests that Ca(OH)2 weakens the substrate structure by loosening the bonds between lignin and hemicellulose as the mechanism to increase the specific surface area regardless of the high lignin content, facilitating the fibrillation of fibers with mechanical milling. PMID:25496951

  12. Portlandite crystal: Bulk, bilayer, and monolayer structures

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    Aierken, Y.; Sahin, H.; Iyikanat, F.; Horzum, S.; Suslu, A.; Chen, B.; Senger, R. T.; Tongay, S.; Peeters, F. M.

    2015-06-01

    Ca(OH)2 crystals, well known as portlandite, are grown in layered form, and we found that they can be exfoliated on different substrates. We performed first principles calculations to investigate the structural, electronic, vibrational, and mechanical properties of bulk, bilayer, and monolayer structures of this material. Different from other lamellar structures such as graphite and transition-metal dichalcogenides, intralayer bonding in Ca(OH)2 is mainly ionic, while the interlayer interaction remains a weak dispersion-type force. Unlike well-known transition-metal dichalcogenides that exhibit an indirect-to-direct band gap crossover when going from bulk to a single layer, Ca(OH)2 is a direct band gap semiconductor independent of the number layers. The in-plane Young's modulus and the in-plane shear modulus of monolayer Ca(OH)2 are predicted to be quite low while the in-plane Poisson ratio is larger in comparison to those in the monolayer of ionic crystal BN. We measured the Raman spectrum of bulk Ca(OH)2 and identified the high-frequency OH stretching mode A1 g at 3620 cm-1 . In this study, bilayer and monolayer portlandite [Ca(OH)2 ] are predicted to be stable and their characteristics are analyzed in detail. Our results can guide further research on ultrathin hydroxites.

  13. Unblocking the Sink: Improved CID-Based Analysis of Phosphorylated Peptides by Enzymatic Removal of the Basic C-Terminal Residue

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    Lanucara, Francesco; Chi Hoo Lee, Dave; Eyers, Claire E.

    2013-12-01

    A one-step enzymatic reaction for improving the collision-induced dissociation (CID)-based tandem mass spectrometry (MS/MS) analysis of phosphorylated peptides in an ion trap is presented. Carboxypeptidase-B (CBP-B) was used to selectively remove C-terminal arginine or lysine residues from phosphorylated tryptic/Lys-C peptides prior to their MS/MS analysis by CID with a Paul-type ion trap. Removal of this basic C-terminal residue served to limit the extent of gas-phase neutral loss of phosphoric acid (H3PO4), favoring the formation of diagnostic b and y ions as determined by an increase in both the number and relative intensities of the sequence-specific product ions. Such differential fragmentation is particularly valuable when the H3PO4 elimination is so predominant that localizing the phosphorylation site on the peptide sequence is hindered. Improvement in the quality of tandem mass spectral data generated by CID upon CBP-B treatment resulted in greater confidence both in assignment of the phosphopeptide primary sequence and for pinpointing the site of phosphorylation. Higher Mascot ion scores were also generated, combined with lower expectation values and higher delta scores for improved confidence in site assignment; Ascore values also improved. These results are rationalized in accordance with the accepted mechanisms for the elimination of H3PO4 upon low energy CID and insights into the factors dictating the observed dissociation pathways are presented. We anticipate this approach will be of utility in the MS analysis of phosphorylated peptides, especially when alternative electron-driven fragmentation techniques are not available.

  14. Effects of acids used in the microabrasion technique: Microhardness and confocal microscopy analysis

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    Pini, Núbia-Inocencya-Pavesi; Ambrosano, Gláucia-Maria-Bovi; da Silva, Wander-José; Aguiar, Flávio-Henrique-Baggio; Lovadino, José-Roberto

    2015-01-01

    Background This study evaluated the effects of the acids used in the microabrasion on enamel. Material and Methods Seventy enamel/dentine blocks (25 mm2) of bovine incisors were divided into 7 groups (n=10). Experimental groups were treated by active/passive application of 35% H3PO4 (E1/E2) or 6.6% HCl (E3/E4). Control groups were treated by microabrasion with H3PO4+pumice (C5), HCl+silica (C6), or no treatment (C7). The superficial (SMH) and cross-sectional (CSMH; depths of 10, 25, 50, and 75 µm) microhardness of enamel were analyzed. Morphology was evaluated by confocal laser-scanning microscopy (CLSM). Data were analyzed by analysis of variance (Proc Mixed), Tukey, and Dunnet tests (α=5%). Results Active application (E1 and E3) resulted in higher microhardness than passive application (E2 and E4), with no difference between acids. For most groups, the CSMH decreased as the depth increased. All experimental groups and negative controls (C5 and C6) showed significantly reduced CSMH values compared to the control. A significantly higher mean CSMH result was obtained with the active application of H3PO4 (E1) compared to HCl (E3). Passive application did not result in CSMH differences between acids. CLSM revealed the conditioning pattern for each group. Conclusions Although the acids displayed an erosive action, use of microabrasive mixture led to less damage to the enamel layers. Key words:Enamel microabrasion, enamel microhardness, confocal laser scanning microscopy. PMID:26535098

  15. Electrochemical behaviors of the magnesium alloy substrates in various pretreatment solutions

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    Zhu, Yanping; Yu, Gang; Hu, Bonian; Lei, Xiping; Yi, Haibo; Zhang, Jun

    2010-02-01

    Interface reactions and film features of AZ91D magnesium alloy in pickling, activation and zinc immersion solutions have been investigated. The surface morphologies of the specimens were observed with scanning electron microscope (SEM). Electrochemical behaviors of AZ91D magnesium alloy in the baths of pickling, activation and zinc immersion were analyzed based on the open circuit potential (OCP) - time curves in various solutions. The results show that the corrosive rate in HNO 3 + CrO 3 or HNO 3 + H 3PO 4 pickling solution was more rapid than in KMnO 4 pickling-activation solution. Both ? phase and ? phase of the substrates were uniformly corroded in HNO 3 + CrO 3 or HNO 3 + H 3PO 4 pickling solution, the coarse surface can augment the mechanical occlusive force between the subsequent coatings and the substrates, so coatings with good adhesion can be obtained. In HF activation solution, the chromic compound formed via HNO 3 + CrO 3 pickling was removed and a compact MgF 2 film was formed on the substrate surface. In K 4P 2O 7 activation solution, the corrosion products formed via HNO 3 + H 3PO 4 pickling were removed, a new thin film of oxides and hydroxides was formed on the substrate surface. In KMnO 4 pickling-activation solution, a film of manganic oxides and phosphates was adhered on the substrate surface. Zinc film was symmetrically produced via K 4P 2O 7 activation or KMnO 4 pickling-activation, so it was good interlayer for Ni or Cu electroplating. Asymmetrical zinc film was produced because the MgF 2 film obtained in the HF activation solution had strong adhesive attraction and it was not suitable for interlayer for electroplating. However, the substrate containing compact MgF 2 film without zinc immersion was fit for direct electroless Ni-P plating.

  16. Large-Scale Examination of Factors Influencing Phosphopeptide Neutral Loss during Collision Induced Dissociation

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    Brown, Robert; Stuart, Scott S.; Houel, Stephane; Ahn, Natalie G.; Old, William M.

    2015-07-01

    Collision-induced dissociation (CID) remains the predominant mass spectrometry-based method for identifying phosphorylation sites in complex mixtures. Unfortunately, the gas-phase reactivity of phosphoester bonds results in MS/MS spectra dominated by phosphoric acid (H3PO4) neutral loss events, suppressing informative peptide backbone cleavages. To understand the major drivers of H3PO4 neutral loss, we performed robust nonparametric statistical analysis of local and distal sequence effects on the magnitude and variability of neutral loss, using a collection of over 35,000 unique phosphopeptide MS/MS spectra. In contrast to peptide amide dissociation pathways, which are strongly influenced by adjacent amino acid side chains, we find that neutral loss of H3PO4 is affected by both proximal and distal sites, most notably basic residues and the peptide N-terminal primary amine. Previous studies have suggested that protonated basic residues catalyze neutral loss through direct interactions with the phosphate. In contrast, we find that nearby basic groups decrease neutral loss regardless of mobility class, an effect only seen by stratifying spectra by charge-mobility. The most inhibitory bases are those immediately N-terminal to the phosphate, presumably because of steric hindrances in catalyzing neutral loss. Further evidence of steric effects is shown by the presence of proline, which can dramatically reduce the presence of neutral loss when between the phosphate and a possible charge donor. In mobile proton spectra, the N-terminus is the strongest predictor of high neutral loss, with proximity to the N-terminus essential for peptides to exhibit the highest levels of neutral loss.

  17. Fermentable sugars recovery from lignocellulosic waste-newspaper by catalytic hydrolysis.

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    Orozco, Angela M; Al-Muhtaseb, Ala'a H; Rooney, David; Walker, Gavin M; Aiouache, Farid; Ahmad, Mohammad

    2013-01-01

    The urgent need for alternative renewable energies to supplement petroleum-based fuels and the reduction of landfill sites for disposal of solid wastes makes it increasingly attractive to produce inexpensive biofuels from the organic fraction of the municipal solid waste. Therefore, municipal waste in the form of newspaper was investigated as a potential feedstock for fermentable sugars production. Hydrolysis of newspaper by dilute phosphoric acid was carried out in autoclave Parr reactor, where reactor temperature and acid concentration were examined. Xylose concentration reached a maximum value of 14 g/100 g dry mass corresponding to a yield of 94% at the best identified conditions of 2.5 wt% H3PO4, 135 degrees C, 120 min reaction time, and at 2.5 wt% H3PO4, 150 degrees C, and 60 min reaction time. For glucose, an average yield of 26% was obtained at 2.5 wt% H3PO4, 200 degrees C, and 30 min. Furfural and 5-hydroxymethylfurfural (HMF) formation was clearly affected by reaction temperature, where the higher the temperature the higher the formation rate. The maximum furfural formed was an average of 3 g/100 g dry mass, corresponding to a yield of 28%. The kinetic study of the acid hydrolysis was also carried out using the Saeman and the two-fraction models. It was found for both models that the kinetic constants (K) depend on the acid concentration and temperature. The degradation of HMF to levulinic acid is faster than the degradation of furfural to formic acid. Also, the degradation rate is higher than the formation rate for both inhibitors when degradation is observed. PMID:24617059

  18. Metal immobilization and phosphorus leaching after stabilization of pyrite ash contaminated soil by phosphate amendments.

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    Zupan?i?, Marija; Lavri?, Simona; Bukovec, Peter

    2012-02-01

    In this study we would like to show the importance of a holistic approach to evaluation of chemical stabilization using phosphate amendments. An extensive evaluation of metal stabilization in contaminated soil and an evaluation of the leaching of phosphorus induced after treatment were performed. The soil was highly contaminated with Cu (2894 mg kg(-1)), Zn (3884 mg kg(-1)), As (247 mg kg(-1)), Cd (12.6 mg kg(-1)) and Pb (3154 mg kg(-1)). To immobilize the metals, mixtures of soil with phosphate (from H(3)PO(4) and hydroxyapatite (HA) with varying ratios) were prepared with a constant Pb : P molar ratio of 1: 10. The acetic acid extractable concentration of Pb in the mixture with the highest amount of added phosphoric acid (n(H(3)PO(4)) : n(HA) = 3 : 1) was reduced to 1.9% (0.62 mg L(-1)) of the extractable Pb concentration in the untreated soil, but the content of water extractable phosphorus in the samples increased from 0.04 mg L(-1) in the untreated soil sample up to 14.3 mg L(-1) in the same n(H(3)PO(4)) : n(HA) = 3 : 1 mixture. The high increase in arsenic mobility was also observed after phosphate addition. The PBET test showed phosphate induced reduction in Pb bioavailability. In attempting to stabilize Pb in the soil with the minimum treatment-induced leaching of phosphorus, it was found that a mixture of soil with phosphate addition in the molar ratio of H(3)PO(4) : HA of 0.75 : 1 showed the most promising results, with an acetic acid extractable Pb concentration of 1.35 mg L(-1) and a water extractable phosphorus concentration of 1.76 mg L(-1). The time-dependent leaching characteristics of metals and phosphorus for this mixture were evaluated by a column experiment, where irrigation of the soil mixture with the average annual amount of precipitation in Slovenia (1000 mm) was simulated. The phosphorus concentration in the leachates decreased from 2.60 mg L(-1) at the beginning of irrigation to 1.00 mg L(-1) at the end. PMID:22240857

  19. Facile template-free synthesis of pine needle-like Pd micro/nano-leaves and their associated electro-catalytic activities toward oxidation of formic acid

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    2011-01-01

    Pine needle-like Pd micro/nano-leaves have been synthesized by a facile, template-free electrochemical method. As-synthesized Pd micro/nano-leaves were directly electrodeposited on an indium tin oxide substrate in the presence of 1.0 mM H2PdCl4 + 0.33 M H3PO4. The formation processes of Pd micro/nano-leaves were revealed by scanning electron microscope, and further characterized by X-ray diffraction and electrochemical analysis. Compared to conventional Pd nanoparticles, as-prepared Pd micro/nano-leaves exhibit superior electrocatalytic activities for the formic acid oxidation. PMID:21711919

  20. Defect selective etching of GaAsyP1-y photovoltaic materials

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    Yaung, Kevin Nay; Tomasulo, Stephanie; Lang, Jordan R.; Faucher, Joseph; Lee, Minjoo Larry

    2014-10-01

    Rapid and accurate threading dislocation density (TDD) characterization of direct-gap GaAsyP1-y photovoltaic materials using molten KOH defect selective etching (DSE) is demonstrated. TDDs measured using molten KOH DSE show close agreement with those from both electron beam-induced current mapping and planar view transmission electron microscopy, provided TDD<107 cm-2. H3PO4 DSE is also demonstrated as an accurate method for characterizing TDD of GaP substrates. Taken together, the DSE methods described here enable TDD characterization over large areas (>105 ?m2) from substrate to GaAsyP1-y device layer.

  1. Design of a cell for electrode kinetic investigations of fuel cell reactions

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    Olender, H.; McBreen, J.; Ogrady, W. E.; Srinivasan, S.; Kordesch, K. V.

    1982-01-01

    Two designs of a cell for investigation of electrode kinetics of fuel cell reactions in acid media are described. The cells are suitable for evaluation of carbon supported platinum electrodes under conditions simulating a phosphoric acid fuel cell environment at elevated temperature and pressure. The usefulness of this for obtaining fuel cell performance, overpotential-current density relation, and in situ platinum surface area measurements in 98.6% H3PO4 at 150 C is demonstrated. The cell design is also ideal for the electrochemical determination of cross migration of oxygen through the matrix at 180 C.

  2. Effect of Poly (Sodium 4-Styrene Sulfonate) on the Morphology of Hydroxyapatite Particles

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    Esmaeilian Tari, Nesa; Kashani Motlagh, Mohammad Mahdi

    2009-01-01

    Nanorods hydroxyapatite, (HAP) Ca10(PO4)6(OH)2 is successfully prepared by water in oil microemulsion using, CaCL2 and H3PO4 (water phase), poly(sodium 4-styrene sulfonate) (PSSS) as template and cyclohexane as oil phase. The nano-structure of the product was studied by means of X-ray diffraction (XRD), Fourier transmission infrared spectrometer (FT-IR), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), and atomic force microscope (AFM). With this system, we could synthesize nano-particles of hydroxyapatite with high crystallinity and least agglomeration. PMID:19763237

  3. Solvent-free synthesis, spectral correlations and antimicrobial activities of some aryl E 2-propen-1-ones

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    Sathiyamoorthi, K.; Mala, V.; Sakthinathan, S. P.; Kamalakkannan, D.; Suresh, R.; Vanangamudi, G.; Thirunarayanan, G.

    2013-08-01

    Totally 38 aryl E 2-propen-1-ones including nine substituted styryl 4-iodophenyl ketones have been synthesised using solvent-free SiO2-H3PO4 catalyzed Aldol condensation between respective methyl ketones and substituted benzaldehydes under microwave irradiation. The yields of the ketones are more than 80%. The synthesised chalcones were characterized by their analytical, physical and spectroscopic data. The spectral frequencies of synthesised substituted styryl 4-iodophenyl ketones have been correlated with Hammett substituent constants, F and R parameters using single and multi-linear regression analysis. The antimicrobial activities of 4-iodophenyl chalcones have been studied using Bauer-Kirby method.

  4. Molecular Emission and Temperature Measurements from Single-Bubble Sonoluminescence

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    Xu, Hangxun; Suslick, Kenneth S.

    2010-06-01

    Single-bubble sonoluminescence (SBSL) spectra in H2O show featureless continuum emission. From an acoustically driven, moving bubble in phosphoric acid (H3PO4), we observe very strong molecular emission from excited OH radicals (310nm), which can be used as a spectroscopic thermometer by fitting the experimental SBSL spectra to the OH A?+2-X?2 rovibronic transitions. The observed emission temperature (Tem) ranges from 6200 to 9500 K as the acoustic pressure (Pa) varies from 1.9 to 3.1 bar and from 6000 to >10000K as the dissolved monatomic gas varies over the series from He to Xe.

  5. Simplex-optimized chromatographic resolution of selected ionic liquid cations utilizing a polar reversed-phase system.

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    Nichthauser, Joanna; Paszkiewicz, Monika; Sk?adanowski, Andrzej C; Stepnowski, Piotr

    2008-10-01

    This study reports on optimization of the RP-HPLC separation of imidazolium and pyridinium ionic liquid cations using a variable-size simplex algorithm. Under the optimized conditions, all critical pairs of ionic liquids were successfully separated in a single chromatographic run. The mobile phase at the point corresponding to the optimum consisted of 10% MeOH and 90% 15 mM KH(2)PO(4)/H(3)PO(4) with pH 3.43. The coefficients of asymmetry for all of the compounds analyzed at the simplex algorithm optimum ranged from 0.83 to 2.91. PMID:18845900

  6. INFLUENCE OF CALCIUM HYDROXIDE POINTS ON THE QUALITY OF INTRACANAL DRESSING FILLING

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    Rahde, Nicole de Mello; Figueiredo, Jos Antonio Poli; Oliveira, Elias Pandonor Motcy

    2006-01-01

    Purpose The aim of this study was to evaluate, in vitro, the quality of calcium hydroxide [Ca(OH)2] paste filling (Ultracal, Ultradent) associated or not with Ca(OH)2-containing gutta-percha points (Calcium Hydroxide Plus Points, Roeko) in curved root canals. Material and Methods One hundred and twenty roots of extracted human teeth, randomly divided into three curvature ranges (mild - 0 to 14; moderate - 15 to 29; severe - >30) were used. After chemomechanical preparation, the roots were assigned to 4 groups (n=30), according to the technique of intracanal dressing placement: group 1 - Ca(OH)2 paste was applied with a lentulo spiral; group 2 - Ca(OH)2 paste was applied with a lentulo spiral and a Ca(OH)2 point was inserted into the canal; group 3 - Ca(OH)2 paste was applied with a Navitip tip (supplied with Ultracal system); group 4 - Ca(OH)2 paste was applied with a Navitip tip and a Ca(OH)2 point was inserted into the canal. The roots were cleared and the quality of apical third filling was assessed by a calibrated experienced examiner. The specimens were examined under stereomicroscopy and scored 1 to 4 (i.e., from inadequate to complete root canal filling). The results were analyzed statistically by ANOVA and Duncan's post hoc test at 5% significance level. Results There were no statistically significant differences (p>0.05) among the curvature degrees in groups 1, 3 and 4. Severely curved roots in group 2 presented bordering significance (p=0.05). The groups that associated the use of Ca(OH)2 paste and points (2 and 4) showed better apical filling than the other groups, but this difference was statistically significant (p<0.001) only for roots with severe curvature. Conclusion According to the results of this study, the curvature degree did not influence the quality of filling. The techniques that used Ca(OH)2-containing gutta-percha points yielded better filling of the apical third in roots with severe curvature. PMID:19089077

  7. Effect of dentin treatment on proliferation and differentiation of human dental pulp stem cells

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    Park, Minjeong; Pang, Nan-Sim

    2015-01-01

    Objectives Sodium hypochlorite (NaOCl) is an excellent bactericidal agent, but it is detrimental to stem cell survival, whereas intracanal medicaments such as calcium hydroxide (Ca[OH]2) promote the survival and proliferation of stem cells. This study evaluated the effect of sequential NaOCl and Ca[OH]2 application on the attachment and differentiation of dental pulp stem cells (DPSCs). Materials and Methods DPSCs were obtained from human third molars. All dentin specimens were treated with 5.25% NaOCl for 30 min. DPSCs were seeded on the dentin specimens and processed with additional 1 mg/mL Ca[OH]2, 17% ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA) treatment, file instrumentation, or a combination of these methods. After 7 day of culture, we examined DPSC morphology using scanning electron microscopy and determined the cell survival rate with 3-(4,5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl)-2,5-diphenyltetrazolium bromide assay. We measured cell adhesion gene expression levels after 4 day of culture and odontogenic differentiation gene expression levels after 4 wk using quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction. Results DPSCs did not attach to the dentin in the NaOCl-treated group. The gene expression levels of fibronectin-1 and secreted phosphoprotein-1 gene in both the Ca[OH]2- and the EDTA-treated groups were significantly higher than those in the other groups. All Ca[OH]2-treated groups showed higher expression levels of dentin matrix protein-1 than that of the control. The dentin sialophosphoprotein level was significantly higher in the groups treated with both Ca[OH]2 and EDTA. Conclusions The application of Ca[OH]2 and additional treatment such as EDTA or instrumentation promoted the attachment and differentiation of DPSCs after NaOCl treatment. PMID:26587415

  8. Comparison of calcium hydroxide removal by self-adjusting file, EndoVac, and CanalBrush agitation techniques: An in vitro study

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    Trker, Sevin Aktemur; Koak, Mustafa Murat; Koak, Sibel; Sa?lam, Baran Can

    2013-01-01

    Objectives: This study comparatively evaluated the efficacy of self-adjusting file (SAF), Endovac, and CanalBrush irrigant agitation protocols in removing calcium hydroxide (Ca(OH)2) from the root canals. Materials and Methods: Sixty extracted human mandibular canine teeth were instrumented with ProTaper rotary instruments to size #40 and dressed with Ca(OH)2. The roots were randomly assigned to four groups according to irrigant agitation protocol used (n = 15). In Group 1: Conventional syringe irrigation (no activation, control); Group 2: Rotary brush agitation (CanalBrush); Group 3: Apical negative pressure irrigation (EndoVac system); and Group 4: Sonic agitation (SAF) were used. Scanning electron microscopic (SEM) evaluation was done for assessment of Ca(OH)2 removal in the coronal and apical thirds. Statistical analysis was performed by Wilcoxon and Kruskal-Wallis tests. Results: There were statistically significant differences among the groups (P = 0.218). A statistically significant difference was seen between the test groups in Ca(OH)2 removal from the apical third of the canal (P < 0.05). In the coronal third, there was no difference between the groups (P > 0.05). The most efficient Ca(OH)2 removal in apical third was recorded in Group 3 (EndoVac) and Group 4 (SAF) (P < 0.05). In Group 4 (sonic agitation), there was no significantly difference between Ca(OH)2 removal in coronal and apical thirds. Conclusions: SAF and EndoVac showed significantly better performance than CanalBrush and conventional syringe irrigation in removing Ca(OH)2 from apical third of the root canals. PMID:24082574

  9. Controlling hydrolysis and dispersion of AlN powders in aqueous media.

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    Oliveira, M; Olhero, S; Rocha, J; Ferreira, J M F

    2003-05-15

    Aqueous suspensions of aluminum nitride (AlN) powders have been prepared in the presence of different surface-active agents, namely, H3PO4 and an anionic surfactant, to avoid the hydrolysis of AlN powders and to enhance dispersion. The most determinant parameters to the hydrolysis process (DeltapH and time of contact) and the stabilization of AlN particles in water (surface crystallinity, surface chemical modification, and surface ionic charge) were seen to be strongly dependent on the acidic agent. The H3PO4 treatment was effective against hydrolysis of AlN due to the formation of a phosphate-based protection layer on the particles' surface, and, although it keeps the pH of the suspension below 4, it does not guarantee a good dispersion. The individual adsorption of the anionic surfactant at the surface of AlN particles suspensions did not completely suppress the hydrolysis but it did enhance the degree of dispersion. A proper combination of the two types of surface-active agents enabled the preparation of AlN aqueous suspensions of relatively low viscosity and high AlN concentration, which can be a good starting point for aqueous-based colloidal shaping techniques or for freeze granulation or spray drying to obtain suitable granulate powder characteristics for dry-pressing technologies. An adsorption mechanism of the surface-active agents onto the particles' surface is proposed and supported by NMR and FT-IR analyses. PMID:16256556

  10. A polytetrafluoroethylene porous membrane and dimethylhexadecylamine quaternized poly (vinyl benzyl chloride) composite membrane for intermediate temperature fuel cells

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    Cao, Yuan-Cheng; Xu, Chenxi; Zou, Linling; Scott, Keith; Liu, Jiyan

    2015-10-01

    A composite material for phosphoric acid (PA) loaded membrane was prepared using a porous polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) thin film. N, N-Dimethylhexadecylamine partially quaternized poly (vinyl benzyl chloride) (qPVBzCl-) was synthesized as the substrate for the phosphoric acid loaded polymer membrane. SEM observation indicated that the pores were filled with the qPVBzCl-. The maximum PA loading level was calculated to be 4.67-5.12 per repeat unit on average. TGA results showed that resultant composite membrane was stable in the intermediate temperature from 100 C to 200 C. The composite membrane tensile stress was 56.23 MPa, and the Young's Modulus was 0.25 GPa, and the fractured elongation was 23%. The conductivity of the composite membrane after the PA addition (H3PO4@PTFE/qPVBzCl-) increased from 0.085 S cm-1 to 0.11 S cm-1 from 105 C to 180 C. The peak power density of the H2/O2 at 175 C under low humidity condition (<1%) for H3PO4@PTFE/qPVBzCl- membranes was 360 mW cm-2.

  11. Two-dimensional correlation analysis to study variation of near-infrared water absorption bands in the presence of inorganic acids

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    Chang, Kyeol; Jung, Young Mee; Chung, Hoeil

    2014-07-01

    Two-dimensional (2D) correlation analysis has been utilized to investigate NIR water bands perturbed by the presence of four different inorganic acids individually: HCl, H2SO4, H3PO4, and HNO3. The observed spectral variation in the 9000-7700 cm-1 range was mainly due to interaction of dissociated H3O+ and corresponding anions with the vibration of water in a hydrogen bonding network. 2D correlation analysis of NIR spectra acquired from sample solutions (concentration range: 0.2-1.0 M) showed that individual acids differently influenced water vibration. In addition, unforeseen spectral variations under the water band that were difficult to identify with corresponding raw NIR spectra were clearly observed. Based on the asynchronous correlation analysis, three underlying individual variations occurred for HCl under the 8718 cm-1 band. Only two asynchronous correlations were observed for H2SO4 and H3PO4. The 2D correlation features of HNO3 were distinctly different from those of the other three acids due to an additional spectral feature caused by direct absorption by NO3-. The dissimilar influence of the selected acids on water vibration was confirmed by NIR spectroscopy combined with 2D correlation analysis. Partial least squares (PLS) loadings from each case were compared to examine the difference in weights that were constructed to follow the corresponding concentration changes.

  12. Removal of BrO?? from drinking water samples using newly developed agricultural waste-based activated carbon and its determination by ultra-performance liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry.

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    Naushad, Mu; Khan, Mohammad R; ALOthman, Zeid A; AlSohaimi, Ibrahim; Rodriguez-Reinoso, Francisco; Turki, Turki M; Ali, Rahmat

    2015-10-01

    Activated carbon was prepared from date pits via chemical activation with H3PO4. The effects of activating agent concentration and activation temperature on the yield and surface area were studied. The optimal activated carbon was prepared at 450 C using 55 % H3PO4. The prepared activated carbon was characterized by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, scanning electron microscopy, thermogravimetric-differential thermal analysis, and Brunauer, Emmett, and Teller (BET) surface area. The prepared date pit-based activated carbon (DAC) was used for the removal of bromate (BrO3 (-)). The concentration of BrO3 (-) was determined by ultra-performance liquid chromatography-mass tandem spectrometry (UPLC-MS/MS). The experimental equilibrium data for BrO3 (-) adsorption onto DAC was well fitted to the Langmuir isotherm model and showed maximum monolayer adsorption capacity of 25.64 mg g(-1). The adsorption kinetics of BrO3 (-) adsorption was very well represented by the pseudo-first-order equation. The analytical application of DAC for the analysis of real water samples was studied with very promising results. PMID:26040265

  13. Effect of phosphoric acid pretreatment of corncobs on the fermentability of Clostridium beijerinckii TISTR 1461 for biobutanol production.

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    Boonsombuti, Akarin; Luengnaruemitchai, Apanee; Wongkasemjit, Sujitra

    2015-01-01

    Corncobs pretreated with H2SO4, HNO3, and H3PO4 were compared to evaluate the fermentation ability of Clostridium beijerinckii TISTR 1461 to produce biobutanol via acetone-butanol-ethanol (ABE) fermentation. It was found that the hydrolysate from H3PO4 pretreatment could be used as a substrate without any inhibitor removal methods. However, in terms of sugar yield, it gave the lowest total sugars in both pretreatment and enzymatic hydrolysis. Response surface methodology was applied to optimize enzymatic hydrolysis of the pretreated corncobs. The optimized conditions reduced the consumption of enzymes and hydrolysis time to 7.68 FPU/g biomass and 63.88hr, respectively, and yielded 51.82g/L reducing sugars. The Celluclast 1.5L and Novozyme 188 enzyme ratio were varied to maximize the hydrolyzed sugars. The ABE fermentation, using substrate from phosphoric acid pretreatment of corncobs, with 10g/L glucose supplementation produced 11.64g/L of total ABE, which was close to the control experiment using synthetic medium. This study showed that corncobs pretreated with phosphoric acid could potentially be used as a substrate without using a detoxification process. PMID:24678653

  14. Chemometrics optimization of six antihistamines separations by capillary electrophoresis with electrochemiluminescence detection.

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    Zhu, Derong; Li, Xia; Sun, Jinying; You, Tianyan

    2012-01-15

    This work expanded the knowledge of the use of chemometric experimental design in optimizing of six antihistamines separations by capillary electrophoresis with electrochemiluminescence detection. Specially, central composite design was employed for optimizing the three critical electrophoretic variables (Tris-H(3)PO(4) buffer concentration, buffer pH value and separation voltage) using the chromatography resolution statistic function (CRS function) as the response variable. The optimum conditions were established from empirical model: 24.2mM Tris-H(3)PO(4) buffer (pH 2.7) with separation voltage of 15.9 kV. Applying theses conditions, the six antihistamines (carbinoxamine, chlorpheniramine, cyproheptadine, doxylamine, diphenhydramine and ephedrine) could be simultaneous separated in less than 22 min. Our results indicate that the chemometrics optimization method can greatly simplify the optimization procedure for multi-component analysis. The proposed method was also validated for linearity, repeatability and sensitivity, and was successfully applied to determine these antihistamine drugs in urine. PMID:22265497

  15. Development of polymer electrolyte membranes for fuel cells to be operated at high temperature and low humidity

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    Zhou, Zhen

    Polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells (PEMFCs) have been looked at as potential alternative energy conversion devices to conventional energy conversion systems such as combustion engines. Proton conducting membranes (PEMs) are one critical component of PEMFCs. The development of novel electrolyte membranes with dense structure, good mechanical flexibility, and high proton conductivity, but with little or no dependence on humidity at temperatures above 100C remains an important challenge to the realization of practical PEM fuel cells. In this thesis, to solve the technical difficulties existing in current high temperature PEM systems based on H3PO4 and imidazole, a new type of proton conducting species 1H-1,2,3-triazole has been explored, and proved to have high proton conductivity and also enough electrochemical stability for fuel cell applications. In further experiments, effective methods have been developed to synthesize triazole derivatives and polymers. The properties of the synthesized polymers have studied and reported in this thesis. Preliminary computational simulations have also been performed to study the proton conducting mechanism to provide intrinsic information of the proton conducting process in 1H-1,2,3-triazole. In the final part, research works on other proton conducting species including H3PO4 and other heterocycles have been reported.

  16. Printed all-solid flexible microsupercapacitors: towards the general route for high energy storage devices.

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    Wang, Ye; Shi, Yumeng; Zhao, Cheng Xi; Wong, Jen It; Sun, Xiao Wei; Yang, Hui Ying

    2014-03-01

    A novel method for fabricating all-solid flexible microsupercapacitors (MSCs) was proposed and developed by utilizing screen printing technology. A typical printed MSC is composed of a printed Ag electrode, MnO2/onion-like carbon (MnO2/OLC) as active material and a polyvinyl alcohol:H3PO4 (PVA:H3PO4) as solid electrolyte. A capacity of 7.04 mF cm(-2) was achieved for the screen printed MnO2/OLC MSCs at a current density of 20 ?A cm(-2). It also showed an excellent cycling stability, with 80% retention of the specific capacity after 1000 cycles. The printed all-solid flexible MSCs exhibited remarkably high mechanical flexibility when the devices were bent to a radius of 3.5 mm. In addition, all-solid MSCs were successfully demonstrated by screen printing technique on various substrates, such as silicon, glass and conventional printing paper. Moreover, the screen printing technique can be extended to other active materials, such as OLC and carbon nanotubes. This method provides a general route for printable all-solid flexible MSCs, which is compatible with the roll-to-roll process for various high performance active materials. PMID:24522166

  17. A composite membrane of caesium salt of heteropolyacids/quaternary Diazabicyclo-octane polysulfone with poly (tetrafluoroethylene) for intermediate temperature fuel cells.

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    Xu, Chenxi; Wang, Xu; Wu, Xu; Cao, Yuancheng; Scott, Keith

    2012-01-01

    Inorganic-organic composite electrolyte membranes were fabricated from CsXH3-XPMo12O40 (CsPOMo) and quaternary diazabicyclo-octane polysulfone (QDPSU) using a polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) porous matrix for the application of intermediate temperature fuel cells. The CsPOMo/QDPSU/PTFE composite membrane was made proton conducting by using a relatively low phosphoric acid loading, which benefits the stability of the membrane conductivity and the mechanical strength. The casting method was used in order to build a thin and robust composite membrane. The resulting composite membrane films were characterised in terms of the elemental composition, membrane structure and morphology by EDX, FTIR and SEM. The proton conductivity of the membrane was 0.04 S cm-1 with a H3PO4 loading level of 1.8 PRU (amount of H3PO4 per repeat unit of polymer QDPSU). The fuel cell performance with the membrane gave a peak power density of 240 mW cm-2 at 150 C and atmospheric pressure. PMID:24958287

  18. A Composite Membrane of Caesium Salt of Heteropolyacids/Quaternary Diazabicyclo-Octane Polysulfone with Poly (Tetrafluoroethylene) for Intermediate Temperature Fuel Cells

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    Xu, Chenxi; Wang, Xu; Wu, Xu; Cao, Yuancheng; Scott, Keith

    2012-01-01

    Inorganic-organic composite electrolyte membranes were fabricated from CsXH3?XPMo12O40 (CsPOMo) and quaternary diazabicyclo-octane polysulfone (QDPSU) using a polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) porous matrix for the application of intermediate temperature fuel cells. The CsPOMo/QDPSU/PTFE composite membrane was made proton conducting by using a relatively low phosphoric acid loading, which benefits the stability of the membrane conductivity and the mechanical strength. The casting method was used in order to build a thin and robust composite membrane. The resulting composite membrane films were characterised in terms of the elemental composition, membrane structure and morphology by EDX, FTIR and SEM. The proton conductivity of the membrane was 0.04 S cm?1 with a H3PO4 loading level of 1.8 PRU (amount of H3PO4 per repeat unit of polymer QDPSU). The fuel cell performance with the membrane gave a peak power density of 240 mW cm?2 at 150 C and atmospheric pressure. PMID:24958287

  19. The use of piassava fibers (Attalea funifera) in the preparation of activated carbon.

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    Avelar, Fabiana Ferreira; Bianchi, Maria Lcia; Gonalves, Maraisa; da Mota, Estella Gaspar

    2010-06-01

    The piassava fiber, residue of the broom industry, was used as precursor for the preparation of activated carbons (AC). AC were prepared by chemical activation with zinc chloride (AC ZnCl(2)) or phosphoric acid (AC H(3)PO(4)) and by physical activation with carbon dioxide (AC CO(2)) or water vapor (AC H(2)O). These materials were characterized by adsorption/desorption of N(2) to determine the BET areas, elemental analysis (CHN), thermogravimetric analysis (TG, DTA) and scanning electron microscopy (SEM). The carbons were tested with respect to their adsorption capacity of methylene blue, reactive red, phenol and metallic ions (Cr(+6), Cu(+2) and Zn(+2)). AC ZnCl(2) presented the highest surface area (1190 m(2)g(-1)) and AC H(3)PO(4), the largest pore volume (0.543 cm(3)g(-1)). AC ZnCl(2) was more efficient in the adsorption of methylene blue, Cr(+6) and Cu(+2) ions. AC H(2)O was the better adsorbent for phenol, while AC CO(2) was better for Zn(+2) ions. PMID:20172713

  20. Phase separation and crystallization in sodium lanthanum phosphate glasses induced by electrochemical substitution of sodium ions with protons.

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    Kawaguchi, Keiga; Yamaguchi, Takuya; Omata, Takahisa; Yamashita, Toshiharu; Kawazoe, Hiroshi; Nishii, Junji

    2015-09-21

    Electrochemical substitution of sodium ions with protons (alkali-proton substitution; APS), and the injection of proton carriers was applied to sodium lanthanum phosphate glasses. A clear and homogeneous material was obtained for a glass of composition 25NaO1/2-8LaO3/2-66PO5/2-1GeO2 following APS, with a resulting proton conductivity of 4 10(-6) S cm(-1) at 250 C. The glass underwent phase separation and crystallization at temperatures >255 C, forming a highly hygroscopic and proton conducting H3PO4 phase in addition to LaP5O14 and other unidentified phases. A glass of composition 25NaO1/2-8LaO3/2-67PO5/2 underwent phase separation and crystallization during APS, forming both H3PO4 and LaP5O14 phases. Sodium lanthanum phosphate glasses are prone to phase separation and crystallization during APS unlike the previously reported NaO1/2-WO3-NbO5/2-LaO3/2-PO5/2 glasses. The phase separation was explained by a reduction in viscosity following APS and the introduction of protons, which exhibit high field strength. Thus, phase separation and crystallization of glasses during APS was difficult to avoid. An approach to suppress phase separation is discussed. PMID:26265082

  1. Solvent effect on proton transfer in the complexes of N,N-dimethylformamide with sulfuric and phosphoric acid: A DFT investigation

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    Fedorova, Irina V.; Krestyaninov, Michael A.; Kiselev, Michael G.; Safonova, Lyubov P.

    2016-02-01

    Ab initio quantum-chemical calculations of structure and energies of the complexes of N,N-dimethylformamide (DMF) with sulfuric (H2SO4) and phosphoric (H3PO4) acids have been carried out. It has been found that the hydrogen bond between H2SO4 and DMF molecules is a little shorter and stronger than that between H3PO4 and DMF. The H-bond strength is different both in acid-acid and (acid)n-DMF complexes for n = 1, 2. The polar solvent effect is taken into account by using the CPCM approach. The differences of geometric parameters of the H-bonds in the gas phase and DMF are analyzed. The potential energy surface (PES) of the proton transfer reaction in acid-DMF and (acid)2-DMF complexes was calculated. The calculations have shown that the gas phase PES has a single distinct minimum (with the exception of the (H2SO4)2-DMF). In DMF, the proton transfer reaction takes place in all complexes, if OACID … ODMF distance is constrained. The solvent effect favors a proton transfer from sulfuric acid to oxygen atom of DMF molecule and formation of stable ionic pairs.

  2. Measurement of Dielectric Properties and Microwave-Assisted Homogeneous Acid-Catalyzed Transesterification in a Monomode Reactor.

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    Dall'Oglio, Evandro L; de Sousa, Paulo T; Campos, Deibnasser C; de Vasconcelos, Leonardo Gomes; da Silva, Alan Cândido; Ribeiro, Fabilene; Rodrigues, Vaniomar; Kuhnen, Carlos Alberto

    2015-08-27

    Microwave heating technology is dependent on the dielectric properties of the materials being processed. The dielectric properties of H2SO4, H3PO4, ClSO3H, and H3CSO3H were investigated in this study using a vector network analyzer in an open-ended coaxial probe method at various temperatures. Phosphoric and sulfuric acids presented higher loss tangents in the frequency range 0.3-13 GHz, reflecting greater mobility of the ions and counterions. The acids were employed as catalysts in microwave-assisted homogeneous transesterification reactions for the production of methylic and ethylic biodiesel. The effects of catalyst concentration, alcohol to oil molar ratio, and irradiation time on biodiesel conversions were investigated. The results showed a significant reduction in the reaction time for microwave-assisted transesterification reactions as compared to times for conventional heating. Also, despite its higher loss tangent, it was observed that H3PO4 leads to lower conversion to biodiesel, which can be explained by its lower carbonyl protonation capacity. PMID:26244612

  3. A simplified etching technique to improve the adhesion of fiber post

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    Veeramachaneni, Chandrasekhar; Morisetty, Pradeep Kumar; Rao, Saggurti Anitha; Tummala, Muralidhar

    2014-01-01

    PURPOSE Numerous methods were used to etch the fiber posts to improve its bonding to root canal dentin. Our aim was to evaluate the efficacy of 37% phosphoric acid in etching fiber posts in comparison with 24% hydrogen peroxide. MATERIALS AND METHODS Ninety human maxillary central incisors were taken and post space preparation was done. Ninety fiber posts were taken and divided into three groups (n=30) based on the surface treatment they received (H3PO4, H2O2, distilled water) and each group was further divided (n=10) based on the time period of application (15 seconds, 30 seconds, 60 seconds). All the posts were luted into canals using Rely X UniCem-2. Each tooth was then sectioned into six slices and subjected to push out test. Data obtained was subjected to statistical analysis at P<.05. The surface topography was evaluated using scanning electron microscopy. RESULTS Highest bond strength values were noted in 15 seconds etched phosphoric acid group and 60 seconds etched hydrogen peroxide group with no significant difference between two groups. Surface topography revealed complete epoxy layer removal with no damage to its structural integrity in those groups. CONCLUSION H3PO4 etching for a period of 15 seconds is an effective alternative in improving the adhesion of fiber post to root dentin. PMID:25177473

  4. The influence of impurities on phosphoric acid hemihydrate crystallization

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    Dang, Leping; Wei, Hongyuan; Zhu, Zheng; Wang, Jingkang

    2007-09-01

    The influence of four typical impurities on phosphoric acid hemihydrate (H 3PO 40.5H 2O) crystallization in terms of kinetics and morphology is studied quantitatively. A new method for estimating growth rate is developed by taking the slopes of linearlized lines of transient chord length distribution (CLD) of crystals during the process using an in-line device of Focused Beam Reflectance Monitoring (FBRM). The presence of cations can reduce the nucleation rate of phosphoric acid while anions have less effect. Impurities of Fe 3+, Al 3+, and F - (>50 ppm) can widen the metastable zone to some extent. Adding small amounts of H 2SO 4 (<150 ppm) can enlarge metastable zone, but such effect becomes less after adding more H 2SO 4. The presence of the SO 42- tends to encourage H 3PO 40.5H 2O crystal growth in a wide concentration range with the maximum growth rate at 5000 ppm. Addition of Fe 3+ and Al 3+ at low level can increase crystal growth rate until it reaches a maximum at 500, 50, and 100 ppm for F -, Al 3+, and Fe 3+, respectively. Impurities of cations appear to have significant effect on crystal morphology; anions, however, appear not to change crystal shapes much.

  5. Effect of acid dopants in biodegradable gel polymer electrolyte and the performance in an electrochemical double layer capacitor

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    Sudhakar, Y. N.; Selvakumar, M.; Krishna Bhat, D.

    2015-09-01

    Proton-conducting biodegradable gellan gum gel polymer electrolytes (GPEs) have been prepared using three different dopants, namely ortho-phosphoric (o-H3PO4), sulfuric (H2SO4) and hydrochloric acids (HCl). The GPEs were cross-linked using borax. The polymeric gels were characterized by spectroscopic, thermal, ionic conductivities and dielectric measurements. Proton conductivity was in the range of 5.1 × 10-3 to 3.7 × 10-4 s cm-1 and activation energies were between 0.14 meV and 0.19 meV, at different temperatures. Among the doped acids, the H3PO4 doped GPE exhibited thermal stability at varying temperature. Electrochemical double layer capacitors (EDLCs) were fabricated using activated carbon as electrode material and GPEs. The EDLCs were tested using cyclic voltammetry, ac impedance spectroscopic and galvanostatic charge-discharge techniques. The maximum specific capacitance value was 146 F g-1 at a scan rate of 2 mV s-1. Quite stable values were obtained at a constant current density up to 1000 cycles.

  6. Blue luminescence in porous anodic alumina films

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    Li, Zhaojian; Huang, Kelong

    2007-05-01

    We have investigated the luminescence property of anodic alumina membranes (AAM) with ordered nanopore arrays prepared by electrochemically anodizing aluminium in oxalic acid, sulfuric acid and phosphoric acid solutions. The photoluminescence (PL) intensity of AAM prepared in C2H2O4 is much higher than that of AAMs prepared in H2SO4 and H3PO4. The PL spectra obtained show that there are two optical centres for the AAMs prepared in H2SO4 and H3PO4, of which the first originates from the F+ centres, and the second is associated with the F centres. It is found that the oxalic impurities incorporated in the AAMs should have important influences on the optical properties of AAM prepared in C2H2O4. The blue emission band in the AAM prepared in C2H2O4 originates from the coactions of the F+ centres, the F centre and the luminescent centres transformed from oxalic impurities.

  7. Influence d'une substitution partielle du ciment par du laitier de hauts fourneaux sur la rsistance des mortiers en milieu acide

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    Achoura, D.; Lanos, Ch.; Jauberthie, R.; Redjel, B.

    2004-11-01

    Le stockage de produits chimiques dans du bton prsente souvent des problmes de durabilit dus aux attaques chimiques. Invitablement les concentrations leves sont les plus dangereuses. Le but de notre tude est de dterminer les changements de phases qui apparaissent dans le bton lorsqu'on substitue une partie du ciment par du laitier de haut fourneaux. Les chantillons sont conservs dans des solutions acides diffrents anions (HCl, H{2}SO{4}, H{3}PO{4} et CH{3}COOH) et diffrentes concentrations (0,1; 0,25 et 0,5M). Les formations qui apparaissent sont dtermines par diffraction X et observes au MEB. Les solutions sulfatiques conduisent une formation de gypse en surface et d'ettringite au contact de la matrice cimentaire. Avec l'acide actique, il y a formation de calcium actate hydrate sous forme spongieuse tandis que, avec l'acide phosphatique, la formation de calcium hydrogeno phosphate hydrate est trs superficielle. Enfin, avec l'acide chlorhydrique, la surface du mortier est recouverte de chlorure de calcium dihydrate et d'hydroxyde de fer. Les rsistances mcaniques sont plus ou moins affectes par la concentration mais aussi et surtout par la nature des acides avec dans l'ordre le plus agressif H{2}SO{4} puis HCl et CH{3}COOH enfin peu de modification pour H{3}PO{4}.

  8. Effect of sulfuric and phosphoric acid pretreatments on enzymatic hydrolysis of corn stover.

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    Um, Byung-Hwan; Karim, M; Henk, Linda

    2003-01-01

    The pretreatment of corn stover with H2SO4 and H3PO4 was investigated. Pretreatments were carried out from 30 to 120 min in a batch reactor at 121 degrees C, with acid concentrations ranging from 0 to 2% (w/v) at a solid concentration of 5% (w/v). Pretreated corn stover was washed with distilled water until the filtrate was adjusted to pH 7.0, followed by surfactant swelling of the cellulosic fraction in a 0-10% (w/v) solution of Tween-80 at room temperature for 12 h. The dilute acid treatment proved to be a very effective method in terms of hemicellulose recovery and cellulose digestibility. Hemicellulose recovery was 62-90%, and enzymatic digestibility of the cellulose that remained in the solid was >80% with 2% (w/v) acid. In all cases studied, the performance of H2SO4 pretreatment (hemicellulose recovery and cellulose digestibility) was significantly better than obtained with H3PO4. Enzymatic hydrolysis was more effective using surfactant than without it, producing 10-20% more sugar. Furthermore, digestibility was investigated as a function of hemicellulose removal. It was found that digestibility was more directly related to hemicellulose removal than to delignification. PMID:12721479

  9. Aripiprazole salts IV. Anionic plus solvato networks defining molecular conformation

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    Freire, Eleonora; Polla, Griselda; Baggio, Ricardo

    2014-06-01

    Five new examples of aripiprazole (arip) salts are presented, viz., the Harip phthalate [Harip+C8H5O4-(I)], homophthalate [Harip+C9H7O4-(II)] and thiosalicilate [Harip+C7H4O2S-(III)] salts on one side, and two different dihidrogenphosphates, Harip+H2PO4-2(H3PO4)H2O (IV) and Harip+H2PO4-H3PO4(V). Regarding the internal structure of the aripH+ cations, they do not differ from the already known moieties in bond distances and angles, while interesting differences in conformation can be observed, setting them apart in two groups: those in I, II and III present similar conformations to those in the so far reported arip salts presenting the same centrosymmetric R(8)22 dimeric synthon, but different to those in IV and V. In parallel, the anion (+ acid) groups define bulky systems of different dimensionality (1D in the former group, 2D in the latter). The correlation between arip molecular conformation and anionic network type is discussed. An interesting feature arises with the water solvato molecule in IV, disordered around an inversion center, in regard with its interaction with an (also disordered) phosphato O-H, in a way that an orderly disordered H-bonding scheme arises, complying with the S.G. symmetry requirements only on average.

  10. A boron phosphate-phosphoric acid composite membrane for medium temperature proton exchange membrane fuel cells

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    Mamlouk, M.; Scott, K.

    2015-07-01

    A composite membrane based on a non-stoichiometric composition of BPO4 with excess of PO4 (BPOx) was synthesised and characterised for medium temperature fuel cell use (120-180 C). The electrolyte was characterised by FTIR, SS-NMR, TGA and XRD and showed that the B-O is tetrahedral, in agreement with reports in the literature that boron phosphorus oxide compounds at B:P < 1 are exclusively built of borate and phosphate tetrahedra. Platinum micro electrodes were used to study the electrolyte compatibility and stability towards oxygen reduction at 150 C and to obtain kinetic and mass transport parameters. The conductivities of the pure BPOx membrane electrolyte and a Polybenzimidazole (PBI)-4BPOx composite membrane were 7.9 10-2 S cm-1 and 4.5 10-2 S cm-1 respectively at 150 C, 5%RH. Fuel cell tests showed a significant enhancement in performance of BPOx over that of typical 5.6H3PO4-PBI membrane electrolyte. The enhancement is due to the improved ionic conductivity (3), a higher exchange current density of the oxygen reduction (30) and a lower membrane gas permeability (10). Fuel cell current densities at 0.6 V were 706 and 425 mA cm-2 for BPOx and 5.6H3PO4-PBI, respectively, at 150 C with O2 (atm).

  11. Reduction in time required for synthesis of high specific surface area silica from pyrolyzed rice husk by precipitation at low pH.

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    Li, Dawei; Chen, Dengyu; Zhu, Xifeng

    2011-07-01

    Porous silica with a high specific surface area (SSA) was prepared from pyrolyzed rice husk (PRH) by adding H(3)PO(4) to sodium silicate solution (SSS) until the pH values of 5.7, 5.0, 4.1 and 3.2 were achieved. The preparation process involved producing SSS from PRH, forming silica-polyethylene glycol (PEG) composites using SSS, H(3)PO(4) and PEG, and calcinating the composites. The required preparation time was below 10h, and the SSA of the sample prepared at pH 3.2 reached 1018 m(2)/g. Decreasing pH significantly increased the amount of PEG incorporated into the silica-PEG composites, and hence more pores were generated in the lower pH sample when the PEG was destroyed by calcination at 500C. The process developed in this study could lead to more efficient conversion of rice husk into high value-added porous materials that might be used for the adsorption of gas and heavy metal ions. PMID:21531552

  12. The correlation between cellulose allomorphs (I and II) and conversion after removal of hemicellulose and lignin of lignocellulose.

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    Song, Yanliang; Zhang, Jingzhi; Zhang, Xu; Tan, Tianwei

    2015-10-01

    H2SO4, NaOH and H3PO4 were applied to decompose lignocellulose samples (giant reeds, pennisetum and cotton stalks) to investigate the correlation between cellulose allomorphs (cellulose I and II) and conversion of cellulose. The effect of removal of hemicellulose and lignin on the surface morphology, crystallinity index (CrI), cellulose allomorphs (cellulose I and II), and enzymatic hydrolysis under different pretreatments was also studied. CrI caused by H3PO4 pretreatment reached 11.19%, 24.93% and 8.15% for the three samples, respectively. Corn stalk showed highest conversion of cellulose among three samples, irrespective of the pretreatment used. This accounted for the widely use of corn stalk as the renewable crop substrate to synthesize biofuels like ethanol. CrI of cellulose I (CrI-I) negatively affects cellulose conversion but CrI of cellulose II (CrI-II) positively affects cellulose conversion. It contributes to make the strategy to transform cellulose I to cellulose II and enhancing enzymatic hydrolysis of lignocellulose. PMID:26133473

  13. Optimisation of gelatin extraction from Unicorn leatherjacket (Aluterus monoceros) skin waste: response surface approach.

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    Hanjabam, Mandakini Devi; Kannaiyan, Sathish Kumar; Kamei, Gaihiamngam; Jakhar, Jitender Kumar; Chouksey, Mithlesh Kumar; Gudipati, Venkateshwarlu

    2015-02-01

    Physical properties of gelatin extracted from Unicorn leatherjacket (Aluterus monoceros) skin, which is generated as a waste from fish processing industries, were optimised using Response Surface Methodology (RSM). A Box-Behnken design was used to study the combined effects of three independent variables, namely phosphoric acid (H3PO4) concentration (0.15-0.25 M), extraction temperature (40-50 °C) and extraction time (4-12 h) on different responses like yield, gel strength and melting point of gelatin. The optimum conditions derived by RSM for the yield (10.58%) were 0.2 M H3PO4 for 9.01 h of extraction time and hot water extraction of 45.83 °C. The maximum achieved gel strength and melting point was 138.54 g and 22.61 °C respectively. Extraction time was found to be most influencing variable and had a positive coefficient on yield and negative coefficient on gel strength and melting point. The results indicated that Unicorn leatherjacket skins can be a source of gelatin having mild gel strength and melting point. PMID:25694708

  14. High-temperature supercapacitor with a proton-conducting metal pyrophosphate electrolyte.

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    Hibino, Takashi; Kobayashi, Kazuyo; Nagao, Masahiro; Kawasaki, Shinji

    2015-01-01

    Expanding the range of supercapacitor operation to temperatures above 100 °C is important because this would enable capacitors to operate under the severe conditions required for next-generation energy storage devices. In this study, we address this challenge by the fabrication of a solid-state supercapacitor with a proton-conducting Sn(0.95)Al(0.05)H(0.05)P(2)O(7) (SAPO)-polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) composite electrolyte and a highly condensed H3PO4 electrode ionomer. At a temperature of 200 °C, the SAPO-PTFE electrolyte exhibits a high proton conductivity of 0.02 S cm(-1) and a wide withstanding voltage range of ± 2 V. The H3PO4 ionomer also has good wettability with micropore-rich activated carbon, which realizes a capacitance of 210 F g(-1) at 200 °C. The resulting supercapacitor exhibits an energy density of 32 Wh kg(-1) at 3 A g(-1) and stable cyclability after 7000 cycles from room temperature to 150 °C. PMID:25600936

  15. Catalytic fast pyrolysis of cellulose and biomass to produce levoglucosenone using magnetic SO4(2-)/TiO2-Fe3O4.

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    Lu, Qiang; Ye, Xiao-ning; Zhang, Zhi-bo; Dong, Chang-qing; Zhang, Ying

    2014-11-01

    Magnetic superacid (SO4(2-)/TiO2-Fe3O4) was prepared for catalytic fast pyrolysis of cellulose and poplar wood to produce levoglucosenone (LGO). Its catalytic activity was evaluated via pyrolysis-gas chromatography/mass spectrometry (Py-GC/MS) experiments, and compared with the non-magnetic SO4(2-)/TiO2, phosphoric acid (H3PO4) and sulfur acid (H2SO4) catalysts. Moreover, the LGO yield was quantitatively determined. The results indicated that the magnetic SO4(2-)/TiO2-Fe3O4 was effective to selectively produce LGO from both cellulose and poplar wood. Its catalytic capability was a little better than the non-magnetic SO4(2-)/TiO2 and H3PO4, and much better than the H2SO4. The maximal LGO yields from both cellulose and poplar wood were obtained at 300 °C with the feedstock/catalyst ratio of 1/1, reaching as high as 15.43 wt% from cellulose and 7.06 wt% from poplar wood, respectively. PMID:25173471

  16. High-temperature supercapacitor with a proton-conducting metal pyrophosphate electrolyte

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    Hibino, Takashi; Kobayashi, Kazuyo; Nagao, Masahiro; Kawasaki, Shinji

    2015-01-01

    Expanding the range of supercapacitor operation to temperatures above 100°C is important because this would enable capacitors to operate under the severe conditions required for next-generation energy storage devices. In this study, we address this challenge by the fabrication of a solid-state supercapacitor with a proton-conducting Sn0.95Al0.05H0.05P2O7 (SAPO)-polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) composite electrolyte and a highly condensed H3PO4 electrode ionomer. At a temperature of 200°C, the SAPO-PTFE electrolyte exhibits a high proton conductivity of 0.02 S cm−1 and a wide withstanding voltage range of ±2 V. The H3PO4 ionomer also has good wettability with micropore-rich activated carbon, which realizes a capacitance of 210 F g−1 at 200°C. The resulting supercapacitor exhibits an energy density of 32 Wh kg−1 at 3 A g−1 and stable cyclability after 7000 cycles from room temperature to 150°C. PMID:25600936

  17. [Behavior of N-methylcarbamate pesticides during refinement processing of edible oils].

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    Fukazawa, Toru; Kobayashi, Tetsushi; Tokairin, Shigeru; Chimi, Kenji; Maruyama, Takenori; Yanagita, Teruyoshi

    2007-01-01

    The following N-methylcarbamate pesticides, aldicarb, aldicarb sulfoxide, aldicarb sulfone, oxamyl, methomyl, thiodicarb, propoxur, carbofuran, carbosulfan, benfuracarb, bendiocarb, carbaryl, fenobcarb and furathiocarb, were added to soybean oil, each at 5 mg/kg(5 ppm), followed by degumming, alkali refining, bleaching and deodorization for oil refinement. Residual pesticide content in each case was determined immediately after refining. DEGUMMING: Aldicarb, aldicarb sulfoxide, aldicarb sulfone, oxamyl, thiodicarb, carbosulfan, benfuracarb were each found to decrease by as much as 70% by H(3)PO(4) treatment, this being less than 26% noted for the other pesticides. With hot water treatment, the decrease in any one pesticide was less than 52%. ALKALI REFINING: The rate of decrease varied with the pesticide, ranging from 8% to 100%. 200%NaOH were effectively brought about pesticide removal, compared to 125%NaOH. BLEACHING: Aldicarb, aldicarb sulfoxide, aldicarb sulfone, oxamyl, methomyl, thiodicarb, carbosulfan, benfuracarb, bendiocarb and furathiocarb each decreased by more than 80% with activated clay containing activated charcoal. Carbaryl decreased remarkably by this clay. Pesticide removal in all cases was at less than 30%. DEODORIZATION: 40% Furathiocarb, 14% carbosulfan, 11% benfuracarb and 3% carbofuran could still be detected subsequent to deodorization at 260 degrees C while all other pesticide amounts were too small to permit quantitative detection. Degumming with H(3)PO(4) and bleaching with activated clay caused the conversion of carbosulfan and benfuracarb into carbofuran. Carbofuran and furathiocarb may thus possibly still remain in the oil following the above 4 refinement processes. PMID:17898465

  18. Comparison of homogeneous and heterogeneous acid promoters in single-step aqueous-organosolv fractionation of eucalyptus wood chips.

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    Klamrassamee, Thepparat; Champreda, Verawat; Reunglek, Vasimon; Laosiripojana, Navadol

    2013-11-01

    Fractionation of lignocellulosic biomass is a primary step for converting multi-structure biomass to biofuels and other industrial products in integrated biorefinery processes. Here, the effects of homogeneous and heterogeneous acid promoters (HNO3-, HCl-, H2SO4-, and H3PO4-activated carbons) on Clean Fractionation (CF), a single-step aqueous-organosolv fractionation, of eucalyptus wood chips was studied and optimised. The optimised process contained 16.7% w/v biomass in a ternary mixture of methyl isobutyl ketone:methanol:water (25:42:33) with 5% AC-H3PO4 and incubated at 180 C for 60 min. Under these conditions, 41.2 wt.% cellulose was obtained in enriched solid pulp with the average glucan content of 75.9%. The majority of the hemicelluloses was hydrolysed into the aqueous-methanol phase, which contained 17.8 wt.% monomeric xylose and xylooligomers while 13.7 wt.% lignin was separated into the organic phase. The heterogeneous acid-promoter process is a potent alternative to corrosive homogeneous acids for lignocellulose fractionation in integrated biorefineries. PMID:24001557

  19. The effect of hydrogen peroxide solution on SO2 removal in the semidry flue gas desulfurization process.

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    Zhou, Yuegui; Zhu, Xian; Peng, Jun; Liu, Yaobin; Zhang, Dingwang; Zhang, Mingchuan

    2009-10-15

    The present study attempts to use hydrogen peroxide solution to humidify Ca(OH)(2) particles to enhance the absorption of SO(2) to achieve higher removal efficiency and to solve the valuable reuse of the reaction product in the semidry flue gas desulfurization (FGD) process. Experiments were carried out to examine the effect of various operating parameters including hydrogen peroxide solution concentration, Ca/S molar ratio and approach to adiabatic saturation temperature on SO(2) removal efficiency in a laboratory scale spray reactor. The product samples were analyzed to obtain semi-quantitative measures of mineralogical composition by X-ray diffraction (XRD) with reference intensity ratio (RIR) method and the morphology of the samples was examined by scanning electron microscope (SEM). Compared with spraying water to humidify Ca(OH)(2), SO(2) removal efficiency was improved significantly by spraying hydrogen peroxide solution of 1-3 wt.% to humidify Ca(OH)(2) because hydrogen peroxide solution enhanced the dissolution and absorption rate of SO(2). Moreover, XRD and SEM analyses show that the desulfurization products contain less amount of unreacted Ca(OH)(2) and more amount of stable calcium sulfate with increasing hydrogen peroxide solution concentration. Thus, the process mechanism of the enhanced absorption of SO(2) by spraying hydrogen peroxide solution to humidify Ca(OH)(2) was elucidated on the basis of the experimental results. PMID:19464108

  20. Orosensory Responsiveness to and Preference for Hydroxide-Containing Salts in Mice

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    St. John, Steven J.; Boughter, John D.

    2009-01-01

    Historically, taste researchers have considered the possibility that the gustatory system detects basic compounds, such as those containing the hydroxide ion, but evidence for an alkaline taste has not been strong. We found that, in 48 h, 2-bottle preference tests, C3HeB/FeJ (C3) mice showed a preference for Ca(OH)2, whereas SWR/J (SW) mice showed avoidance. Strain differences were also apparent to NaOH but not CaCl2. Follow-up studies showed that the strain difference for Ca(OH)2 was stable over time (Experiment 2) but that C3 and SW mice did not differ in their responses to Ca(OH)2 or NaOH in brief-access tests, where both mice avoided high concentrations of these compounds (Experiment 3). In order to assess the perceived quality of Ca(OH)2, mice were tested in 2 taste aversion generalization experiments (Experiments 4 and 5). Aversions to Ca(OH)2 generalized to NaOH but not CaCl2 in both strains, suggesting that the generalization was based on the hydroxide ion. Both strains also generalized aversions to quinine, suggesting the possibility that the hydroxide ion has a bitter taste quality to these mice, despite the preference shown by C3 mice to middle concentrations in long-term tests. PMID:19423656

  1. Effects of olive mill wastewater physico-chemical treatments on polyphenol abatement and Italian ryegrass (Lolium multiflorum Lam.) germinability.

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    Barbera, A C; Maucieri, C; Ioppolo, A; Milani, M; Cavallaro, V

    2014-04-01

    Direct spreading on agricultural lands may represent an environmentally friendly disposal method and a possible use of water and nutrients from olive mill wastewaters (OMWs). However, the agronomic use of OMWs is limited, among others by polyphenols, which exert phytotoxic effects. Activated charcoal (AC) has been recognized as a very effective agent for polyphenol abatement, as it enables an irreversible process of phenol adsorption. Addition of calcium hydroxide (Ca(OH)2) has also been described as a cheap and effective method in polyphenols abatement. However, the effects of Ca(OH)2 addition to OMW on seed germination are unclear. In this paper, the effects of AC and/or Ca(OH)2 on OMW polyphenols abatement, and Lolium multiflorum seed germination have been investigated. The highest polyphenols removal, approximately 95%, was observed when 80gL(-1) of AC was added to OMWs (the maximum dose in this investigation). The addition of Ca(OH)2 not only improved the effectiveness of the AC treatment but also resulted in a significant rise in Lolium seed germination at the highest AC doses (60 and 80gL(-1)). Considering the high salinity (7300?Scm(-1)) of these wastewaters, low quantities of Ca(OH)2 may also exert a protective effect on soil structure counteracting the sodium-induced dispersion through the binding action of calcium cation on clays and organic matter. PMID:24289894

  2. Antibacterial activity of calcium hydroxide combined with chitosan solutions and the outcomes on the bond strength of RealSeal sealer to radicular dentin

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    Elsaka, Shaymaa Elsayed; Elnaghy, Amr Mohamed

    2012-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to investigate the antibacterial activity of calcium hydroxide [Ca(OH)2] combined with chitosan solutions against Enterococcus faecalis-infected root canal dentin and the effect of this new intracanal medicament on the bond strength of RealSeal sealer to radicular dentin. An experimental intracanal medicament was prepared by mixing different concentrations of chitosan solution (25%, 50%, and 100%, W/V) to Ca(OH)2 powder. Antibacterial activity was evaluated and the total numbers of colony forming units were determined. Bonding ability of RealSeal sealer to radicular dentin was evaluated using push-out bond strength test. Data were analyzed using one-way analysis of variance (ANOVA) and Tukey's multiple comparison tests. We found that Ca(OH)2 combined with different concentrations of chitosan solutions showed better antibacterial activity than Ca(OH)2 mixed with saline, without significantly affecting the bond strength of RealSeal sealer to radicular dentin (P > 0.05). The findings suggest that Ca(OH)2 combined with chitosan is a promising intracanal medicament and may be effective in endodontic therapy. PMID:23554749

  3. Low temperature calcium hydroxide treatment enhances anaerobic methane production from (extruded) biomass.

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    Khor, Way Cern; Rabaey, Korneel; Vervaeren, Han

    2015-01-01

    Ca(OH)2 treatment was applied to enhance methane yield. Different alkali concentration, incubation temperature and duration were evaluated for their effect on methane production and COD conversion efficiency from (non-)extruded biomass during mesophilic anaerobic digestion at lab-scale. An optimum Ca(OH)2 pretreatment for grass is found at 7.5% lime loading at 10C for 20h (37.3% surplus), while mild (50C) and high temperatures perform sub-optimal. Ca(OH)2 post-treatment after fast extrusion gives an additional surplus compared to extruded material of 15.2% (grass), 11.2% (maize straw) and 8.2% (sprout stem) regarding methane production. COD conversion improves accordingly, with additional improvements of 10.3% (grass), 9.0% (maize straw) and 6.8% (sprout stem) by Ca(OH)2 post-treatment. Therefore, Ca(OH)2 pretreatment and post-treatment at low temperature generate an additional effect regarding methane production and COD conversion efficiency. Fast extrusion gives a higher energy efficiency ratio compared to slow extrusion. PMID:25461001

  4. Long term effect of alkali types on waste activated sludge hydrolytic acidification and microbial community at low temperature.

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    Jin, Baodan; Wang, Shuying; Xing, Liqun; Li, Baikun; Peng, Yongzhen

    2016-01-01

    The effect of four alkali reagents (NaOH, KOH, Ca(OH)2, mixed alkali) on waste activated sludge (WAS) hydrolytic acidification and microbial community was studied in semi-continuous fermentation systems at low temperature (15C) over long term operational time (65day). The results showed that protein and polysaccharide of NaOH (124.26, 11.92) was similar to that of KOH (109.53, 11.30), both were higher than Ca(OH)2 (70.66, 3.74) and mixed alkali (90.66, 8.71). The short chain fatty acids (SCFAs) of NaOH (231.62) was higher than KOH (220.62mg chemical oxygen demand (COD)/g VSS). Although Ca(OH)2 system had strong acidification capacity, the shortage of SCFAs occurred due to the low activity of hydrolase. Illumina MiSeq sequencing revealed that Tissierella and Erysipelothrix were enriched in the NaOH and Ca(OH)2 systems, where Peptostreptococcaceae incertae_sedis was enriched in the NaOH and KOH systems, less Anaerolinea was involved in Ca(OH)2 condition. PMID:26546788

  5. Fabrication of porous calcite using chopped nylon fiber and its evaluation using rats.

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    Ishikawa, Kunio; Tram, Nguyen Xuan Thanh; Tsuru, Kanji; Toita, Riki

    2015-02-01

    Although porous calcite has attracted attention as bone substitutes, limited studies have been made so far. In the present study, porous calcite block was fabricated by introducing chopped nylon fiber as porogen. Ca(OH)2 powder containing 10 wt% chopped nylon fiber was compacted at 150 MPa, and sintered to burn out the fiber and to carbonate the Ca(OH)2 under stream of 1:2 O2-CO2. Sintering of Ca(OH)2 at 750 C or lower temperature resulted in incomplete burning out of the fiber whereas sintering at 800 C or higher temperature resulted in the formation of CaO due to the thermal decomposition of Ca(OH)2. However, sintering at 770 C resulted in complete burning out of the fiber and complete carbonation of Ca(OH)2 to calcite without forming CaO. Macro- and micro-porosities of the porous calcite were approximately 23 and 16%, respectively. Diameter of the macropores was approximately 100 ?m which is suitable for bone tissue penetration. Porous calcite block fabricated by this method exhibited good tissue response when implanted in the bone defect in femur of 12-weeks-old rat. Four weeks after implantation, bone bonded on the surface of calcite. Furthermore, bone tissue penetrated interior to the macropore at 8 weeks. These results demonstrated the good potential value of porous calcite as artificial bone substitutes. PMID:25649514

  6. Element composition and mineralogical characterisation of air pollution control residue from UK energy-from-waste facilities.

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    Bogush, Anna; Stegemann, Julia A; Wood, Ian; Roy, Amitava

    2015-02-01

    Air pollution control (APC) residues from energy-from-waste (EfW) are alkaline (corrosive) and contain high concentrations of metals, such as zinc and lead, and soluble salts, such as chlorides and sulphates. The EPA 3050B-extractable concentrations of 66 elements, including critical elements of strategic importance for advanced electronics and energy technologies, were determined in eight APC residues from six UK EfW facilities. The concentrations of Ag (6-15 mg/kg) and In (1-13 mg/kg), as well as potential pollutants, especially Zn (0.26-0.73 wt.%), Pb (0.05-0.2 wt.%), As, Cd, Cu, Mo, Sb, Sn and Se were found to be enriched in all APC residues compared to average crustal abundances. Results from a combination of scanning electron microscopy with energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy and also powder X-ray diffraction, thermal analysis and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy give an exceptionally full understanding of the mineralogy of these residues, which is discussed in the context of other results in the literature. The present work has shown that the bulk of the crystalline phases present in the investigated APC residues include Ca-based phases, such as CaCl(x)OH(2-x), CaCO3, Ca(OH)2, CaSO4, and CaO, as well as soluble salts, such as NaCl and KCl. Poorly-crystalline aragonite was identified by FTIR. Sulphur appears to have complex redox speciation, presenting as both anhydrite and hannebachite in some UK EfW APC residues. Hazardous elements (Zn and Pb) were widely associated with soluble Ca- and Cl-bearing phases (e.g. CaCl(x)OH(2-x) and sylvite), as well as unburnt organic matter and aluminosilicates. Specific metal-bearing minerals were also detected in some samples: e.g., Pb present as cerussite; Zn in gahnite, zincowoodwardite and copper nickel zinc oxide; Cu in tenorite, copper nickel zinc oxide and fedotovite. Aluminium foil pieces were present and abundantly covered by fine phases, particularly in any cracks, probably in the form of Friedel's salt. PMID:25541041

  7. Process for flue gas desulfurization

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    Felsvang, K.S.; Hansen, O.E.; Rasmussen, E.L.

    1981-07-21

    So2 is absorbed from hot flue gas by spray drying a ca(Oh)2containing suspension in the flue gas. Fly ash is left in the flue gas which is to be treated in the spray absorption process, and the powder which is produced by the spray absorption process and which consequently contains the fly ash and partly reacted ca(Oh)2 is partially recycled. Operation is controlled to obtain a temperature of the flue gas after the treatment which is 8*-20* C. Above the saturation temperature of the flue gas a this stage. The process leads to optimum use of the ca(Oh)2 used as absorbent and of the neutralization power inherent in the fly ash. Problems due to sedimentation of the absorbant before its atomization are avoided.

  8. [Effect of calcium hydroxide concentration and cooking time of corn grain (Zea mays L.) nixtamalized, over physicochemical and rheological nixtamal characteristics].

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    Castillo, V K C; Ochoa, M l A; Figueroa, C J D; Delgado, L E; Gallegos, I J A; Morales, C J

    2009-12-01

    The effect of calcium hydroxide (Ca(OH)2) concentration and cooking time on physicochemical and pasting properties of maize, during traditional nixtamalization was evaluated. It was observed that the higher the Ca(OH)2 concentration and cooking time the higher the gelatinization temperature. Grain samples treated with 2 g/100 g of Ca(OH)2 and 60 min of cooking time presented higher calcium absorption (0.152 g/100 g) showing a significant increment (approximately 500 g/100 g). Results of X-ray diffraction showed that all the samples had X-ray diffraction pattern of starch type A, showing differences in the intensity of the diffraction as indicated by the percentage of cristallinity. The apparent viscosity of the nixtamal considerably decreased when the processes conditions were higher. Water retention capacity increased with temperature. PMID:20677458

  9. Optimization of the Alkaline Pretreatment of Rice Straw for Enhanced Methane Yield

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    Song, Zilin; Yang, Gaihe; Han, Xinhui; Feng, Yongzhong; Ren, Guangxin

    2013-01-01

    The lime pretreatment process for rice straw was optimized to enhance the biodegradation performance and increase biogas yield. The optimization was implemented using response surface methodology (RSM) and Box-Behnken experimental design. The effects of biodegradation, as well as the interactive effects of Ca(OH)2 concentration, pretreatment time, and inoculum amount on biogas improvement, were investigated. Rice straw compounds, such as lignin, cellulose, and hemicellulose, were significantly degraded with increasing Ca(OH)2 concentration. The optimal conditions for the use of pretreated rice straw in anaerobic digestion were 9.81% Ca(OH)2 (w/w TS), 5.89 d treatment time, and 45.12% inoculum content, which resulted in a methane yield of 225.3 mL/g VS. A determination coefficient (R2) of 96% was obtained, indicating that the model used to predict the anabolic digestion process shows a favorable fit with the experimental parameters. PMID:23509824

  10. Removing Al and regenerating caustic soda from the spent washing liquor of Al etching

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    Barakat, M. A.; El-Sheikh, S. M.; Farghly, F. E.

    2005-08-01

    Spent liquor from washing of aluminum section materials after etching with caustic soda (NaOH) has been treated. Aluminum was removed from the liquor and caustic soda was regenerated by adding precipitating agents to hydrolyze sodium aluminate (Na2AlO2), separating the aluminumprecipitate, and concentrating free NaOH in the resulting solution for reuse in the etching process. Four systems were investigated: hydrated lime [Ca(OH)2], hydrogen peroxide (H2O2), H2O2/Ca(OH)2 mixture, and dry lime (CaO). Results revealed that CaO was more efficient in the removal of aluminum from the spent liquor with a higher hydrolyzing rate of Na2AlO2 than Ca(OH)2, H2O2, or their mixture.

  11. Kinetics and peculiarities of thermal inactivation of volume-induced Na+/H+ exchange, Na+,K+,2Cl- cotransport and K+,Cl- cotransport in rat erythrocytes.

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    Orlov, S N; Kolosova, I A; Cragoe, E J; Gurlo, T G; Mongin, A A; Aksentsev, S L; Konev, S V

    1993-09-19

    The kinetics of the volume-dependent activation of Na+/H+ exchange, Na+,K+,2Cl(-)-cotransport and K+,Cl(-)-cotransport in rat erythrocytes was studied. The significant increase in the rate of Na+/H+ exchange is observed within 15 min after hypertonic shrinkage while the maximum transport rate is reached by 20 min. A delay of about 5 min was found in activation of Na+,K+,2Cl(-)-cotransport, the maximum transport rate being reached 10 min after shrinkage. Activation of K+,Cl(-)-cotransport by hypotonic swelling was registered within 10 min after cell swelling, with a simultaneous achievement of the constant transport rate. Preincubation of cells at 49 degrees C has no effect on the basal Na+/H+ exchange and Na+,K+,2Cl(-)-cotransport but suppresses the activation of these systems by osmotic shrinkage. On the contrary, the rate of K+,Cl(-)-cotransport in isosmotic medium is raised 10-fold after preincubation at 49 degrees C. The thermal treatment at 49 degrees C blocks the activation of K+,Cl(-)-cotransport by swelling. On the basis of the data on thermal denaturation of spectrin at the same temperature it was suggested that the cytoskeleton of erythrocyte membrane is involved in volume regulation of the ion-transporting systems and that the molecular mechanisms which underlie the activation of Na+/H+ exchange, Na+,K+,2Cl(-)-cotransport and K+,Cl(-)-cotransport are essentially different. PMID:8396975

  12. An instantly usable paper-based screen-printed solid-state KCl/Ag/AgCl reference electrode with long-term stability.

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    Shitanda, Isao; Komoda, Masato; Hoshi, Yoshinao; Itagaki, Masayuki

    2015-10-01

    An instantly usable screen-printed paper-based Ag/AgCl electrode was fabricated for use as a cost-effective disposable reference electrode. The reference electrode showed potential stability for approximately 75 h. The setup time, which is less than 1 min, is much shorter than those for similar previously reported electrodes. PMID:26301271

  13. The effect of oxidation treatment by KClO3/H2SO4 system on intersurface performance of carbon fibers

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    Meng, Linghui; Fan, Dapeng; Zhang, Chunhua; Jiang, Zaixing; Huang, Yudong

    2013-03-01

    The polyacrylonitrile-based (PAN-based) carbon fibers with progressive amounts of the oxidation treatment have been investigated using a number of surface analytical methods. The chemical content and structure of oxidated fibers have been interrogated by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) and scanning electron microscope (SEM), then compared to the untreated ones. The value of oxygen content increased from 4.71% to 18.84%, meanwhile, the grooves on the surfaces of the carbon fibers were deepened gradually after treatments. The results of dynamic contact angle (DCA) measurements suggest that the increase in carbon fiber surface tension is mainly because of the polar component of surface tension. After treated with increasing amounts of oxidants, the monofilament tensile strength decreased less than 3.1%.

  14. Excretion of NaCl and KCl loads in mosquitoes. 2. Effects of the small molecule Kir channel modulator VU573 and its inactive analog VU342

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    Rouhier, Matthew F.; Hine, Rebecca M.; Park, Seokhwan Terry; Raphemot, Rene; Denton, Jerod; Piermarini, Peter M.

    2014-01-01

    The effect of two small molecules VU342 and VU573 on renal functions in the yellow fever mosquito Aedes aegypti was investigated in vitro and in vivo. In isolated Malpighian tubules, VU342 (10 ?M) had no effect on the transepithelial secretion of Na+, K+, Cl?, and water. In contrast, 10 ?M VU573 first stimulated and then inhibited the transepithelial secretion of fluid when the tubules were bathed in Na+-rich or K+-rich Ringer solution. The early stimulation was blocked by bumetanide, suggesting the transient stimulation of Na-K-2Cl cotransport, and the late inhibition of fluid secretion was consistent with the known block of AeKir1, an Aedes inward rectifier K+ channel, by VU573. VU342 and VU573 at a hemolymph concentration of about 11 ?M had no effect on the diuresis triggered by hemolymph Na+ or K+ loads. VU342 at a hemolymph concentration of 420 ?M had no effect on the diuresis elicited by hemolymph Na+ or K+ loads. In contrast, the same concentration of VU573 significantly diminished the Na+ diuresis by inhibiting the urinary excretion of Na+, Cl?, and water. In K+-loaded mosquitoes, 420 ?M VU573 significantly diminished the K+ diuresis by inhibiting the urinary excretion of K+, Na+, Cl?, and water. We conclude that 1) the effects of VU573 observed in isolated Malpighian tubules are overwhelmed in vivo by the diuresis triggered with the coinjection of Na+ and K+ loads, and 2) at a hemolymph concentration of 420 ?M VU573 affects Kir channels systemically, including those that might be involved in the release of diuretic hormones. PMID:25056106

  15. Titanium subhydride potassium perchlorate (TiH1.65/KClO4) burn rates from hybrid closed bomb-strand burner experiments.

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    Cooper, Marcia A.; Oliver, Michael S.

    2012-08-01

    A hybrid closed bomb-strand burner is used to measure the burning behavior of the titanium subhydride potassium perchlorate pyrotechnic with an equivalent hydrogen concentration of 1.65. This experimental facility allows for simultaneous measurement of the closed bomb pressure rise and pyrotechnic burn rate as detected by electrical break wires over a range of pressures. Strands were formed by pressing the pyrotechnic powders to bulk densities between 60% and 90% theoretical maximum density. The burn rate dependance on initial density and vessel pressure are measured. At all initial strand densities, the burn is observed to transition from conductive to convective burning within the strand. The measured vessel pressure history is further analyzed following the closed bomb analysis methods developed for solid propellants.

  16. Part 2: Sensitivity comparisons of the insect Centroptilum triangulifer to Ceriodaphnia dubia and Daphnia magna using standard reference toxicants; NaCl, KCl and CuSO4

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    Criteria for establishing water quality standards that are protective of all native biota are generally based upon laboratory toxicity tests. These test utilize common model organisms that have established test methods. However, only a small portion of species have established ...

  17. Regulated phosphorylation of the K-Cl cotransporter KCC3 is a molecular switch of intracellular potassium content and cell volume homeostasis

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    Adragna, Norma C.; Ravilla, Nagendra B.; Lauf, Peter K.; Begum, Gulnaz; Khanna, Arjun R.; Sun, Dandan; Kahle, Kristopher T.

    2015-01-01

    The defense of cell volume against excessive shrinkage or swelling is a requirement for cell function and organismal survival. Cell swelling triggers a coordinated homeostatic response termed regulatory volume decrease (RVD), resulting in K+ and Cl− efflux via activation of K+ channels, volume-regulated anion channels (VRACs), and the K+-Cl− cotransporters, including KCC3. Here, we show genetic alanine (Ala) substitution at threonines (Thr) 991 and 1048 in the KCC3a isoform carboxyl-terminus, preventing inhibitory phosphorylation at these sites, not only significantly up-regulates KCC3a activity up to 25-fold in normally inhibitory isotonic conditions, but is also accompanied by reversal of activity of the related bumetanide-sensitive Na+-K+-2Cl− cotransporter isoform 1 (NKCC1). This results in a rapid (<10 min) and significant (>90%) reduction in intracellular K+ content (Ki) via both Cl-dependent (KCC3a + NKCC1) and Cl-independent [DCPIB (VRAC inhibitor)-sensitive] pathways, which collectively renders cells less prone to acute swelling in hypotonic osmotic stress. Together, these data demonstrate the phosphorylation state of Thr991/Thr1048 in KCC3a encodes a potent switch of transporter activity, Ki homeostasis, and cell volume regulation, and reveal novel observations into the functional interaction among ion transport molecules involved in RVD. PMID:26217182

  18. Effectiveness of four different techniques in removing intracanal medicament from the root canals: An in vitro study

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    Bhuyan, A. C.; Seal, Mukut; Pendharkar, Kartik

    2015-01-01

    Aim: To evaluate the effectiveness of different techniques in removing calcium hydroxide (Ca(OH)2) from the root canal. Materials and Methods: Twenty-four freshly extracted mandibular premolars were instrumented using ProTaper rotary instruments. The teeth were longitudinally split into two halves, cleaned of debris. The two halves were then reassembled and filled with Ca(OH)2 and were divided into four groups. In Group I, the teeth were irrigated with 5 mL of 2.5% sodium hypochlorite (NaOCl) and 5 mL of 17% of ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid. In Group II, the teeth were irrigated with 5 mL of 2.5% NaOCl and a rotary ProTaper F3 instrument was used. In Group III, the teeth were irrigated with 5 mL of 2.5% NaOCl and agitated using an ultrasonic unit. In Group IV, the teeth were irrigated with 5 mL of 2.5% NaOCl and a CanalBrush was used to remove Ca(OH)2. The roots were disassembled, and photographs were taken. The amount of residual Ca(OH)2 was calculated using an image analysis software as a percentage of the total canal surface area. The data were analyzed using one-way analysis of variance and post-hoc Tukey test. Results: CanalBrush and ultrasonic techniques showed significantly less residual Ca(OH)2 than irrigants and rotary techniques. There was no significant difference between the rotary and irrigant techniques. Conclusion: None of the techniques used were completely able to remove Ca(OH)2 from the root canals. But the CanalBrush and ultrasonic techniques were significantly better than the rotary instrument and irrigant groups. PMID:26321826

  19. Alcohol dispersions of calcium hydroxide nanoparticles for stone conservation.

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    Rodriguez-Navarro, Carlos; Suzuki, Amelia; Ruiz-Agudo, Encarnacion

    2013-09-10

    Alcohol dispersions of Ca(OH)2 nanoparticles, the so-called nanolimes, are emerging as an effective conservation material for the consolidation of stone, mortars, and plasters present in old masonry and/or mural paintings. To better understand how this treatment operates, to optimize its performance and broaden its applications, here we study the nano and microstructural characteristics, carbonation behavior, and consolidation efficacy of colloidal alcohol dispersions of Ca(OH)2 nanoparticles produced by both homogeneous (commercial nanolime) and heterogeneous phase synthesis (aged slaked lime and carbide lime putties). We observe that the alcohol not only provides a high colloidal stability to Ca(OH)2 particles, but also affects the kinetics of carbonation and CaCO3 polymorph selection. This is due to the pseudomorphic replacement of Ca(OH)2 particles by calcium alkoxides upon reaction with ethanol or 2-propanol. The extent of this replacement reaction depends on Ca(OH)2 size and time. Hydrolysis of alkoxides speeds up the carbonation process and increases the CaCO3 yield. The higher degree of transformation into calcium alkoxide of both the commercial nanolime and the carbide lime fosters metastable vaterite formation, while calcite precipitation is promoted upon carbonation of the aged slaked lime due its lower reactivity, which limits calcium alkoxide formation. A higher consolidation efficacy in terms of strength gain of treated porous stone is achieved in the latter case, despite the fact that the carbonation is much faster and reaches a higher yield in the former ones. Formation of alkoxides, which has been neglected in previous studies, needs to be considered when applying nanolime treatments. These results show that the use Ca(OH)2 nanoparticle dispersions prepared with either aged slaked lime or carbide lime putties is an economical and effective conservation alternative to commercial nanolimes produced by homogeneous phase synthesis. Ultimately, this study contributes to show that nanotechnology can help saving the built and sculptural heritage. PMID:23919634

  20. Thermochemical energy storage for a lunar base

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    Perez-Davis, Marla E.; Mckissock, Barbara I.; Difilippo, Frank

    1992-01-01

    A thermochemical solar energy storage concept involving the reversible reaction CaO + H2O yields Ca(OH)2 is proposed as a power system element for a lunar base. The operation and components of such a system are described. The CaO/H2O system is capable of generating electric power during both the day and night. Mass of the required amount of CaO is neglected since it is obtained from lunar soil. Potential technical problems, such as reactor design and lunar soil processing, are reviewed.

  1. Microstructure characteristics of concrete incorporating metakaolin and PVA fibers and influence on the compressive strength

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    Khan, Sadaqat Ullah; Shafiq, Nasir; Ayub, Tehmina

    2015-07-01

    In this paper, microstructure of concrete is investigated using metakaolin (MK) as cement replacing material and Polyvinyl Alcohol (PVA) fibers. Total ten (10) mixes of concrete are examined by varying PVA fiber aspect ratio. It was found that MK refines the pore structure, improves interfacial transition zone (ITZ) due to its pozzolanic effects, reduces portlandite (Ca(OH)2) content and bridges the gap between matrix and aggregates due to finer particle size. Due to improvement in ITZ, the compressive strength was improved. There was no indication of Ca(OH)2 around the PVA fibers in the presence of MK and the interface between the fiber and matrix was observed very narrow.

  2. Analysis of urinary neurotransmitters by capillary electrophoresis: sensitivity enhancement using field-amplified sample injection and molecular imprinted polymer solid phase extraction.

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    Claude, Brengre; Nehm, Reine; Morin, Philippe

    2011-08-12

    Capillary electrophoresis (CE) has been investigated for the analysis of some neurotransmitters, dopamine (DA), 3-methoxytyramine (3-MT) and serotonin (5-hydroxytryptamine, 5-HT) at nanomolar concentrations in urine. Field-amplified sample injection (FASI) has been used to improve the sensitivity through the online pre-concentration samples. The cationic analytes were stacked at the capillary inlet between a zone of low conductivity - sample and pre-injection plug - and a zone of high conductivity - running buffer. Several FASI parameters have been optimized (ionic strength of the running buffer, concentration of the sample protonation agent, composition of the sample solvent and nature of the pre-injection plug). Best results were obtained using H(3)PO(4)-LiOH (pH 4, ionic strength of 80 mmol L(-1)) as running buffer, 100 ?mol L(-1) of H(3)PO(4) in methanol-water 90/10 (v/v) as sample solvent and 100 ?mol L(-1) of H(3)PO(4) in water for the pre-injection plug. In these conditions, the linearity was verified in the 50-300 nmol L(-1) concentration range for DA, 3-MT and 5-HT with a determination coefficient (r(2)) higher than 0.99. The limits of quantification (10 nmol L(-1) for DA and 3-MT, 5.9 nmol L(-1) for 5-HT) were 500 times lower than those obtained with hydrodynamic injection. However, if this method is applied to the analysis of neurotransmitters in urine, the presence of salts in the matrix greatly reduces the sensitivity of the FASI/CE-UV method.Therefore, a solid phase extraction (SPE) on a dedicated imprinted polymer (MIP) was developed to extract specific neurotransmitters, catecholamines, metanephrines and indolamines, from urine. Matrix salts were thus discarded after sample extraction on AFFINIMIP Catecholamine & Metanephrine (100mg) cartridge. Therefore, lower limits of quantification were determined in artificial urine (46 nmol L(-1) for DA, 11 nmol L(-1) for 3-MT and 6 nmol L(-1) for 5-HT).The application of this protocol MIP-SPE/FASI-CE-UV analysis of neurotransmitters in human urine gave rise to electropherograms with a very good base line and signal to noise ratios above 15. PMID:21704780

  3. Hydrogeochemical contrasts between low and high arsenic groundwater and its implications for arsenic mobilization in shallow aquifers of the northern Yinchuan Basin, P.R. China

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    Guo, Qi; Guo, Huaming; Yang, Yuance; Han, Shuangbao; Zhang, Fucun

    2014-10-01

    Little is known about hydrogeochemical contrasts between low and high As groundwaters and their connection to As mobilization in the Yinchuan Basin. Investigations were carried out to evaluate As distribution and geochemical processes for As mobilization in three regions, including piedmont proluvial fans (PA), dry farmland (DF) and paddy farmland (PF). Ninety-two groundwater samples, 4 surface water samples, and 66 sediments samples were collected and analyzed for chemical and isotopic components. Results show that low As groundwater is generally found in PA. However, high As concentrations (up to 105 μg L-1) are mainly observed in groundwaters from DF and PF, which are associated with reducing conditions. High As groundwater is characterized by high concentrations of NH4+, dissolved Mn, dissolved Fe and Fe(II), and low concentrations of NO3- and SO42-. The intensive irrigation in PF recharges the aquifers by vertical infiltration of the diverted Yellow River water, and leads to the higher redox potentials and the lower dissolved As in comparison with those in DF. Environmental isotopes (δ18O and δD) show that evaporation due to the intensive irrigation plays a minor role in As enrichment. The positive correlation between As and dissolved Fe suggests that groundwater As would result from the reductive dissolution of Fe oxides. Besides, dissolved P may be involved in competing with As for binding sites on Fe oxide minerals. Sediment As ranges between 3.94 and 75.2 mg kg-1. HCl-leached As accounts for 60% of total As in the sediments, while H3PO4-leached As accounts for 5%. Depth-matched samples show a good correlation between dissolved As and H3PO4-leached As in sediments. Arsenic distribution coefficient (Kd), calculated from H3PO4-leached As and dissolved As, ranges between 5.08 and 17.3 cm3 g-1, which generally depends on groundwater redox potentials. In reducing conditions, low values are found with As being preferentially partitioned into groundwater.

  4. Acid and alkali doped PBI electrolyte in electrochemical system

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    Xing, Baozhong

    In this work the conductivity of blank PBI membrane, acid doped PBI and alkaline doped PBI was systematically studied. A new methodology for sorption kinetics study in electrolyte solution has been established by monitoring the conductivity change during the sorption process. The model of the doping process and mechanism of conductivity are proposed. The performance of PBI (doped under optimum conditions) in fuel cell as PEM was evaluated. The experimental results show that the blank PBI in acid solution is an ionic insulator. It clarified the long time confusion in this area. The acid doped PBI membrane is an ionic conductor. The conductivity increases with the concentration of the acid solution. In high concentration acid solution, the conductivity increases with the type of acid in the order: H2SO 4 > H3PO4 > HClO4 > HNO3 > HCl. The kinetics of the doping process was studied, by a continuous method. The ionic conductivity mechanism was established. The PBI membranes doped with H2SO4 and H3PO4 exhibit better performance than NafionRTM. The doped FBI has more resistance to CO poison. 3% CO in H2 has little effect on the H3PO 4 doped PBI membrane at 185°C. The conductivity of the alkali doped PBI membrane changes with the concentration of the alkaline solution and the type of the alkalis. The conductivity has a maximum in KOH and NaOH solution. The maximum conductivity in KOH is higher than in NaOH and LiOH. It is about 5 times of that of NafionRTM in alkaline solution. The two-step sorption process in alkaline solution was observed. The first step is the permeation process of the alkalis in the PBI membrane. The permeation is the results of diffusion and interaction. It is concluded that the permeation process is controlled by the rate of interaction between the alkali and PBI molecule. The second step is the relaxation process in the membrane. This step contributes more to the conductivity for the membrane than the first step. The ionic conductivity mechanism was established. In solution the cations and OH- all participate in the transport of current. It is the OH- that breaks the bonds between PBI molecules and enables the cations pass through the membrane. The performance of alkali doped PBI (doped under optimum conditions) in fuel cell as PEM is as good as NafionRTM.

  5. REACTION MECHANISMS OF DRY CA-BASED SORBENTS WITH GASEOUS HCL

    EPA Science Inventory

    The paper discusses an investigation of the mechanisms of HCl reaction with dry Ca(OH)2 or CaO sorbents in flue gas cleaning applications using differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), thermogravimetry (TGA), and X-ray diffraction (XRD). hort-time differential reactor (STDR) was ...

  6. 21 CFR 184.1205 - Calcium hydroxide.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ... 21 Food and Drugs 3 2014-04-01 2014-04-01 false Calcium hydroxide. 184.1205 Section 184.1205 Food... GRAS § 184.1205 Calcium hydroxide. (a) Calcium hydroxide (Ca(OH)2, CAS Reg. No. 1305-62-0) is also known as slaked lime or calcium hydrate. It is produced by the hydration of lime. (b) The...

  7. 21 CFR 184.1205 - Calcium hydroxide.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ... 21 Food and Drugs 3 2011-04-01 2011-04-01 false Calcium hydroxide. 184.1205 Section 184.1205 Food... Specific Substances Affirmed as GRAS § 184.1205 Calcium hydroxide. (a) Calcium hydroxide (Ca(OH)2, CAS Reg. No. 1305-62-0) is also known as slaked lime or calcium hydrate. It is produced by the hydration...

  8. 21 CFR 184.1205 - Calcium hydroxide.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ... 21 Food and Drugs 3 2012-04-01 2012-04-01 false Calcium hydroxide. 184.1205 Section 184.1205 Food... Specific Substances Affirmed as GRAS § 184.1205 Calcium hydroxide. (a) Calcium hydroxide (Ca(OH)2, CAS Reg. No. 1305-62-0) is also known as slaked lime or calcium hydrate. It is produced by the hydration...

  9. 21 CFR 184.1205 - Calcium hydroxide.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ... 21 Food and Drugs 3 2013-04-01 2013-04-01 false Calcium hydroxide. 184.1205 Section 184.1205 Food... Specific Substances Affirmed as GRAS § 184.1205 Calcium hydroxide. (a) Calcium hydroxide (Ca(OH)2, CAS Reg. No. 1305-62-0) is also known as slaked lime or calcium hydrate. It is produced by the hydration...

  10. 21 CFR 184.1205 - Calcium hydroxide.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... 21 Food and Drugs 3 2010-04-01 2009-04-01 true Calcium hydroxide. 184.1205 Section 184.1205 Food... Specific Substances Affirmed as GRAS § 184.1205 Calcium hydroxide. (a) Calcium hydroxide (Ca(OH)2, CAS Reg. No. 1305-62-0) is also known as slaked lime or calcium hydrate. It is produced by the hydration...

  11. Enhanced biomethane potential from wheat straw by low temperature alkaline calcium hydroxide pre-treatment.

    PubMed

    Reilly, Matthew; Dinsdale, Richard; Guwy, Alan

    2015-08-01

    A factorially designed experiment to examine the effectiveness of Ca(OH)2 pre-treatment, enzyme addition and particle size, on the mesophilic (35 °C) anaerobic digestion of wheat straw was conducted. Experiments used a 48 h pre-treatment with Ca(OH)2 7.4% (w/w), addition of Accellerase®-1500, with four particle sizes of wheat straw (1.25, 2, 3 and 10mm) and three digestion time periods (5, 15 and 30 days). By combining particle size reduction and Ca(OH)2 pre-treatment, the average methane potential was increased by 315% (from 48 NmL-CH4 g-VS(-1) to 202 NmL-CH4 g-VS(-1)) after 5 days of anaerobic digestion compared to the control. Enzyme addition or Ca(OH)2 pre-treatment with 3, 2 and 1.25 mm particle sizes had 30-day batch yields of between 301 and 335 NmL-CH4 g-VS(-1). Alkali pre-treatment of 3mm straw was shown to have the most potential as a cost effective pre-treatment and achieved 290 NmL-CH4 g-VS(-1), after only 15 days of digestion. PMID:25898087

  12. A Simple Recipe for Whitening Old Newspaper Clippings.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Carter, Henry A.

    1995-01-01

    Describes a method for experimenting with both whitening and deacidifying old newspaper clippings using sodium borohydride bleaching. Clippings are soaked in distilled water then immersed in sodium borohydride for 15-20 minutes. After rinsing with distilled water, the paper is washed with saturated Ca(OH)2 solution. Readers should not begin…

  13. Characterisation of the efficacy of endodontic medications using a three-dimensional fluorescent tooth model: An ex vivo study.

    PubMed

    Chen, Emily W; Carey, Alison J; Ulett, Glen C; George, Roy

    2015-08-01

    The purpose of this study was to establish a three-dimensional fluorescent tooth model to investigate bacterial viability against intra-canal medicaments across the thickness and surface of root dentine. Dental microbial biofilms (Enterococcus faecalis and Streptococcus mutans) were established on the external root surface and bacterial kill was monitored over time against intra-canal medicament (Ca(OH)2 ) using fluorescent microscopy in conjunction with BacLight SYTO9 and propidium iodide stains. An Olympus digital camera fitted to SZX16 fluorescent microscope captured images of bacterial cells in biofilms on the external root surface. Viability of biofilm was measured by calculating the total pixel area of green (viable bacteria) and red (non-viable bacteria) for each image using ImageJ software. All data generated were assessed for normality and then analysed using a Mann-Whitney t-test. The viability of S.?mutans biofilm following Ca(OH)2 treatment showed a significant decline compared with the untreated group (P?=?0.0418). No significant difference was seen for E.?faecalis biofilm between the Ca(OH)2 and untreated groups indicating Ca(OH)2 medicament is ineffective against E.?faecalis biofilm. This novel three-dimensional fluorescent biofilm model provides a new clinically relevant tool for testing of medicaments against dental biofilms. PMID:25583457

  14. LIGNOSULFONATE-MODIFIED CALCIUM HYDROXIDE FOR SULFUR DIOXIDE CONTROL

    EPA Science Inventory

    The article discusses the use of lignosulfonate-modified calcium hydroxide Ca(OH)2 for sulfur dioxide (SO2) control. The limestone injection multistage burner (LIMB) process is currently being developed at the U.S. EPA as a low cost retrofittable technology for controlling oxides...

  15. SOX OUT ON A LIMB (LIMESTONE INJECTION MULTISTAGE BURNER)

    EPA Science Inventory

    The paper describes the most recent results from the Limestone Injection Multistage Burner (LIMB) program, covering results from the wall-fired demonstration. Tests were conducted to determine the efficacy of commercial calcium hydroxide (Ca(OH)2) and of calcium-lignosulfonate-mo...

  16. Evaluation of dental pulp repair using low level laser therapy (688 nm and 785 nm) morphologic study in capuchin monkeys

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    Pretel, H.; Oliveira, J. A.; Lizarelli, R. F. Z.; Ramalho, L. T. O.

    2009-02-01

    The aim of this study was to evaluate the hypothesis that low-level laser therapy (LLLT) 688 nm and 785 nm accelerate dentin barrier formation and repair process after traumatic pulp exposure. The sample consisted of 45 premolars of capuchin monkeys (Cebus apella) with pulp exposure Class V cavities. All premolars were treated with calcium hydroxide (Ca(OH)2), divided in groups of 15 teeth each, and analyzed on 7th, 25th, and 60th day. Group GI - only Ca(OH)2, GII - laser 688 nm, and GIII - laser 785 nm. Laser beam was used in single and punctual dose with the parameters: continuous, 688 nm and 785 nm wavelength, tip's area of 0.00785 cm2, power 50 mW, application time 20 s, dose 255 J/cm2, energy 2 J. Teeth were capped with Ca(OH)2, Ca(OH)2 cement and restored with amalgam. All groups presented pulp repair. On 25th day the thickness of the formed dentin barrier was different between the groups GI and GII (p < 0.05) and between groups GI and GIII (p < 0.01). On 60th day there was difference between GI and GIII (p < 0.01). It may be concluded that, LLLT 688 nm and 785 nm accelerated dentin barrier formation and consequently pulp repair process, with best results using infrared laser 785 nm.

  17. A Simple Recipe for Whitening Old Newspaper Clippings.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Carter, Henry A.

    1995-01-01

    Describes a method for experimenting with both whitening and deacidifying old newspaper clippings using sodium borohydride bleaching. Clippings are soaked in distilled water then immersed in sodium borohydride for 15-20 minutes. After rinsing with distilled water, the paper is washed with saturated Ca(OH)2 solution. Readers should not begin

  18. Interactive Effects of Soil ph, Halosulfuron Rate, and Application Method on Carryover to Turnip Green and Cabbage.

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    Field studies were conducted in 2006 and 2007 to evaluate the tolerance of autumn-planted cabbage and turnip green to halosulfuron applied the previous spring to cantaloupe. Main plots were three levels of soil pH; maintained at a natural pH level, pH raised with Ca(OH)2, and pH lowered with Al2(SO...

  19. FUNDAMENTAL STUDIES OF DRY INJECTION OF CALCIUM-BASED SORBENTS FOR S02 CONTROL IN UTILITY BOILERS

    EPA Science Inventory

    The report describes research to determine the mechanisms which limit the extent of reaction between SO2 and calcium-based sorbents (CaCO3 and Ca(OH)2) by measuring the in situ physical structure and reactivity of sorbent injected into a combustion environment for residence times...

  20. INVESTIGATION OF PRODUCT-LAYER DIFFUSIVITY FOR CAO SULFATION

    EPA Science Inventory

    The paper gives results of comparisons of the sulfation rates of CaO prepared from Ca(OH)2 and CaCO3, using six types of each precursor derived from the same natural limestones. The particles were small enough to eliminate all transport resistances except diffusion through the Ca...

  1. HIGH-TEMPERATURE, SHORT-TIME SULFATION OF CALCIUM- BASED SORBENTS. 1. THEORETICAL SULFATION MODEL

    EPA Science Inventory

    A mathematical model for the sulfation of CaO is developed around the overlapping grain concept. The potential influence of high mass-transfer rates from simultaneous calcination of CaCO3 or Ca(OH)2 is incorporated in the mass-transfer coefficient for SO2 diffusion to the partic...

  2. Formation of Lactic Acid from Cellulosic Biomass by Alkaline Hydrothermal Reaction

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Yan, X.; Jini, F.; Kishita, A.; Enomoto, H.; Tohji, K.

    2008-02-01

    Glucose, as a model compound of cellulosic biomass, was used as a test material. Ca(OH)2 and NaOH were selected as alkali. Results showed that both NaOH and Ca(OH)2, can promote the formation of lactic acid in a hydrothermal reaction of glucose. In the case of the addition of NaOH, lactic acid was obtained with a good yield of 27% based on a carbon base at 300 C for 60 s with a NaOH concentration of 2.5 M. In the case of the addition of Ca(OH)2, the highest yield of lactic acid is 20%, which occurred at 300 C for 60 s with a Ca(OH)2 concentration of 0.32 M. The formation mechanisms of lactic acid from glucose were also discussed according to intermediate products identified. Lactic acid may be generated via formaldehyde, glycolaldehyde besides via the aldose having three carbon atoms in hydrothermal reaction which all formed by the reverse aldol condensation of hexoses.

  3. Characteristics and reactivity of rapidly hydrated sorbent for semidry flue gas desulfurization.

    PubMed

    Zhang, Jie; You, Changfu; Zhao, Suwei; Chen, Changhe; Qi, Haiying

    2008-03-01

    Semidry flue gas desulfurization with a rapidly hydrated sorbent was studied in a pilot-scale circulating fluidized bed (CFB) experimental facility. The desulfurization efficiency was measured for various operating parameters, including the sorbent recirculation rate and the water spray method. The experimental results show that the desulfurization efficiencies of the rapidly hydrated sorbent were 1.5-3.0 times higher than a commonly used industrial sorbent for calcium to sulfur molar ratios from 1.2 to 3.0, mainly due to the higher specific surface area and pore volume. The Ca(OH)2 content in the cyclone separator ash was about 2.9% for the rapidly hydrated sorbent and was about 0.1% for the commonly used industrial sorbent, due to the different adhesion between the fine Ca(OH)2 particles and the fly ash particles, and the low cyclone separation efficiency for the fine Ca(OH)2 particles that fell off the sorbent particles. Therefore the actual recirculation rates of the active sorbent with Ca(OH)2 particles were higher for the rapidly hydrated sorbent, which also contributed to the higher desulfurization efficiency. The high fly ash content in the rapidly hydrated sorbent resulted in good operating stability. The desulfurization efficiency with upstream water spray was 10-15% higher than that with downstream water spray. PMID:18441824

  4. DEVELOPMENT OF INFRARED METHODS FOR CHARACTERIZATION OF INORGANIC SULFUR SPECIES RELATED TO INJECTION DESULFURIZATION PROCESSES

    EPA Science Inventory

    The report gives results of using photoacoutsic (PA) and diffuse reflectance (DR) detection methods in Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIRS) to evaluate the reactions of particulate CaO, CaCO3, and Ca(OH)2 samples with S02 at temperatures of 25-900 C. he work involved t...

  5. ENHANCEMENT OF REACTIVITY IN SURFACTANT-MODIFIED SORBENTS FOR SULFUR DIOXIDE CONTROL

    EPA Science Inventory

    The paper discusses the enhancement of reactivity in surfactant-modified sorbents for S02 control. Injecting calcium-based sorbents into the post-flame zone of utility boilers can achieve S02 captures of 50-60% at a stoichiometry of 2. Calcium hydroxide-- Ca(OH)2--appears to be t...

  6. ENHANCEMENT OF REACTIVITY IN SURFACTANT-MODIFIED SORBENTS FOR SULFUR DIOXIDE CONTROL

    EPA Science Inventory

    Injection of calcium-based sorbents into the postflame zone of utility boilers is capable of achieving sulfur dioxide (SO2) captures of 50-60% at a stoichiometry of 2. Calcium hydroxide [Ca(OH)2] appears to be the most effective commercially available sorbent. Recent attempts to ...

  7. STRUCTURAL CHANGES IN SURFACTANT-MODIFIED SORBENTS DURING FURNACE INJECTION

    EPA Science Inventory

    A calcium hydroxide [Ca(OH)2] sorbent modified by the addition of calcium lignosulfonate has recently been developed for use in the Environmental Protection Agency's limestone injection multistage burner process. The increased reactivity with sulfur dioxide (SO2) displayed by thi...

  8. CALCIUM OXIDE SINTERING IN ATMOSPHERES CONTAINING WATER AND CARBON DIOXIDE

    EPA Science Inventory

    The paper gives results of measurements of the effects of water vapor and CO2 on the sintering rate of nascent CaO, as a function of partial pressure and temperature using CaO prepared by rapid decomposition of CaCO3 and CA(OH)2. Each gas strongly catalyzed the sintering process ...

  9. ACTIVATION AND REACTIVITY OF NOVEL CALCIUM-BASED SORBENTS FOR DRY SO2 CONTROL IN BOILERS

    EPA Science Inventory

    Chemically modified calcium hydroxide (Ca(OH)2) sorbents developed in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Air and Energy Engineering Research Laboratory (AEERL) for sulfur dioxide (SO2) control in utility boilers were tested in an electrically heated, bench-scale isotherma...

  10. Effectiveness of a new canal brushing technique in removing calcium hydroxide from the root canal system: A scanning electron microscope study

    PubMed Central

    Gorduysus, Melahat; Yilmaz, Zeliha; Gorduysus, Omer; Atila, Burcu; Karapinar, Senem Oransal

    2012-01-01

    Aim: To evaluate the effectiveness of Canal Brush technique removal Ca(OH)2 from the root canal system using Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM). Materials and Methods: Eighteen teeth were instrumented up to #40 and dressed with Ca(OH)2. Ca(OH)2 was removed with master apical file (MAF) (Group 1, n:6) and CanalBrush technique (Group 2, n:6). Six teeth served as positive and negative controls. The roots were splited in the buccolingual direction and prepared for SEM examination. Two examiners evaluated the wall cleanliness then statistical analysis was performed by Mann-Whitney U and Friedman tests. Results: Differences in cleanliness were observed between Group 1 and Group 2 in the apical thirds (P=0.002). In the coronal and middle thirds, there were no differences between the two groups. Conclusions: It is essential to re-instrument the root canal walls using instrumentation techniques while irrigating with NaOCl and EDTA combination. The Canal Brush technique results in the packing effect of the Ca(OH)2 through to the apex. PMID:23112486

  11. FURNACE SORBENT REACTIVITY TESTING FOR CONTROL OF SO2 EMISSIONS FROM ILLINOIS COALS

    EPA Science Inventory

    Research was undertaken to evaluate the potential of furnai sorbent injection (FSI) for sulf dioxide (S02) emission controlcoal-fired boilers utilizing coals indigenous to Illinois. Tests were run using four coals from the Illinois Basin and six calcium hydroxide [Ca(OH)2], sorbe...

  12. EFFECT OF RELATIVE HUMIDITY AND ADDITIVES ON THE REACTION OF SULFUR DIOXIDE WITH CALCIUM HYDROXIDE

    EPA Science Inventory

    The paper gives results of a study of the reaction of SO2 with Ca(OH)2 at conditions similar to those of commercial-scale bag filters: 19-74 percent relative humidity (RH), 30.4-95 C, and 300-4000 ppm SO2. The study was carried out in a bench-scale reactor with powder reagent Ca(...

  13. CALCINATION OF CALCIUM HYDROXIDE SORBENT IN THE PRESENCE OF SO2 AND ITS EFFECT ON REACTIVITY

    EPA Science Inventory

    The paper discusses the calcination of Ca(OH)2 sorbent in the presence of SO2 and its effect on reactivity. When Ca(0H)2 is calcined in an isothermal flow reactor with 300 ppm or less SO2, the structure of the sorbent is characterized by retention of higher pore volumes and surfa...

  14. THE CHARACTERIZATION OF A SOLID SORBENT WITH CRYSTALLITE SIZE AND STRAIN DATA FROM X-RAY DIFFRACTION LINE BROADENING

    EPA Science Inventory

    The paper gives results of the characterization of a solid sorbent with crystallite size and strain data from x-ray diffraction line broadening, as part of an EPA investigation of the injection of dry Ca(OH)2 into coal-fired electric power plant burners for the control of SO2 emi...

  15. CALCINATION AND SINTERING MODELS FOR APPLICATION TO HIGH-TEMPERATURE, SHORT-TIME SULFATION OF CALCIUM-BASED SORBENTS

    EPA Science Inventory

    To simulate the staged availability of transient high surface area CaO observed in high-temperature flow-reactor data, the rate of calcination of CaCO3 or Ca(OH)2 is described by an empirical modification of the shrinking-core model. The physical model depicts particle decomposi...

  16. Impact of mitigation strategies on acid sulfate soil chemistry and microbial community.

    PubMed

    Wu, Xiaofen; Sten, Pekka; Engblom, Sten; Nowak, Pawel; sterholm, Peter; Dopson, Mark

    2015-09-01

    Potential acid sulfate soils contain reduced iron sulfides that if oxidized, can cause significant environmental damage by releasing large amounts of acid and metals. This study examines metal and acid release as well as the microbial community capable of catalyzing metal sulfide oxidation after treating acid sulfate soil with calcium carbonate (CaCO3) or calcium hydroxide (Ca(OH)2). Leaching tests of acid sulfate soil samples were carried out in the laboratory. The pH of the leachate during the initial flushing with water lay between 3.8 and 4.4 suggesting that the jarosite/schwertmannite equilibrium controls the solution chemistry. However, the pH increased to circa 6 after treatment with CaCO3 suspension and circa 12 after introducing Ca(OH)2 solution. 16S rRNA gene sequences amplified from community DNA extracted from the untreated and both CaCO3 and Ca(OH)2 treated acid sulfate soils were most similar to bacteria (69.1% to 85.7%) and archaea (95.4% to 100%) previously identified from acid and metal contaminated environments. These species included a Thiomonas cuprina-like and an Acidocella-like bacteria as well as a Ferroplasma acidiphilum-like archeon. Although the CaCO3 and Ca(OH)2 treatments did not decrease the proportion of microorganisms capable of accelerating acid and metal release, the chemical effects of the treatments suggested their reduced activity. PMID:25933291

  17. HIGH-TEMPERATURE, SHORT-TIME SULFATION OF CALCIUM- BASED SORBENTS. 2. EXPERIMENTAL DATA AND THEORETICAL MODEL PREDICTIONS

    EPA Science Inventory

    The fundamental processes for injection of CaCO3 and Ca(OH)2 for the removal of SO2 from combustion gases of coal-fired boilers are analyzed on the basis of experimental data and a comprehensive theoretical model. Sulfation data were obtained in a 30-kW isothermal gas-particle t...

  18. Dentinal tubule disinfection with 2% chlorhexidine, garlic extract, and calcium hydroxide against Enterococcus faecalis by using real-time polymerase chain reaction: In vitro study

    PubMed Central

    Eswar, Kandaswamy; Venkateshbabu, Nagendrababu; Rajeswari, Kalaiselvam; Kandaswamy, Deivanayagam

    2013-01-01

    Aim: To compare the efficacy of garlic extract with 2% chlorhexidine (CHX) and calcium hydroxide Ca(OH)2 in disinfection of dentinal tubules contaminated with Enterococcus faecalis by using real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR). Materials and Methods: Agar diffusion test was done to evaluate the minimum inhibitory concentration of garlic extract against E. faecalis. Forty human extracted mandibular premolar teeth were selected for this study, access cavity was prepared and cleaning and shaping was done. Middle third of the root was cut using a rotary diamond disc. The teeth specimens were inoculated with E. faecalis for 21 days. Specimens were divided into four groups---Group 1: 2% CHX, Group 2: Garlic extract, Group 3: Ca(OH)2, and Group 4: Saline (negative control). The intracanal medicaments were packed inside the tooth specimens and incubated for 5 days. The dentinal chips were collected at 400 ?m depth using a Gates-Glidden drill, following which DNA isolation was done. The specimens were analyzed using real-time PCR. The results were then statistically analyzed using one-way analysis of variance, followed by post hoc Tukey's honestly significant difference (HSD) multiple comparison of means. Results: Threshold cycle (Ct) values of 2% CHX was found to be 32.4, garlic extract to be 27.5, and Ca(OH)2 to be 25.6. Conclusion: A total of 2% CHX showed the maximum efficacy against E. faecalis, followed by garlic extract and Ca(OH)2. PMID:23833449

  19. Diffusion of calcium through dentin.

    PubMed

    Gomes, I C; Chevitarese, O; de Almeida, N S; Salles, M R; Gomes, G C

    1996-11-01

    The purpose of this research was to investigate whether calcium ions from a paste of calcium hydroxide [Ca(OH)2] and saline introduced into root canals diffuse through the dentin to reach the surface of the root. Six teeth were opened and submitted to a biomechanical process, after which all the smear layer was removed. The experiment was divided into three phases: dissolution, dissolution and diffusion I, and dissolution and diffusion II. Dissolution-each tooth, with no Ca(OH)2 paste in place, was sealed both cervically and apically and stored in 700 ml of deonized water until calcium losses from the tooth into the water were stabilized. Dissolution and diffusion I-each root canal was filled with a paste of Ca(OH)2 and saline, sealed again apically and cervically, and returned to its solution. Dissolution and diffusion II-samples were divided into three parts: the control group or group 1, containing the original paste; group 2, in which the existing paste was diluted and the teeth were resealed and replaced in their solutions; and group 3, in which the existing paste was removed and a fresh paste was introduced. The diffusion was greater in group 3, followed by group 2. In the control group, we found a diffusion of calcium, which is statistically null. The results showed that calcium diffusion was observed, in the first 16 days, in all situations in which there was Ca(OH)2 paste inside the root canals. PMID:9198413

  20. Nutrient Availability from Douglas Fir Bark in Response to Substrate pH

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    Two studies were conducted to determine the influence of substrate pH on nutrient availability in douglas fir bark (DFB). Douglas fir bark was amended with either calcium carbonate (CaCO3) or calcium hydroxide [Ca(OH)2] at 13 rates to generate substrates with low to high pH. A non-amended control ...

  1. Activation and reactivity of novel calcium-based sorbents for dry SO2 control in boilers (journal article)

    SciTech Connect

    Jozewicz, W.; Kirchgessner, D.A.

    1989-01-01

    Chemically modified Ca(OH)2 sorbents for SO2 control in utility boilers were tested in an electrically heated, bench-scale isothermal flow reactor, operated at between 700 and 1000 C and residence times of from 0.6 to 2 sec calculated from bulk gas flowrates. Novel surfactant-modified Ca(OH)2 (SM-Ca(OH)2) sorbents were compared to conventional Ca(OH)2 produced by dry hydration (DH-Ca(OH)2). Sorbents were activated in the flow reactor. The gas composition was 5 vol % oxygen with the balance nitrogen. Activated sorbents, SM-CaO and DH-CaO, were size classified with an inertial cascade impactor downstream of the flow reactor. The structure of each separated fraction (six trays plus preimpactor, D50 from 0.74 to > 11.9 micrometers) was characterized by nitrogen adsorption. For each size fraction measured, the surface area was higher for SM-CaO than for DH-CaO. The effect of thermal sintering was the increase of median pore size as a result of eliminating fine pores (below 100 A). Changes in the pore structure of Ca(OH)2 sorbents reacting with SO2 were also investigated. The effect of thermal sintering on pore structure of sorbents reacting with SO2 was eliminated. The degree of conversion was controlled by varying gas-phase mass transfer resistance (SO2 concentrations from 50 to 3000 ppm).

  2. Cleaner production in the ammonia-soda industry: an ecological and economic study.

    PubMed

    Kasikowski, T; Buczkowski, R; Lemanowska, E

    2004-12-01

    Five methods to reduce the negative influence of soda ash factories on the natural environment are presented: 1. obtaining calcium-magnesium phosphates by treating the suspension from raw brine purification with orthophosphoric acid (H(3)PO(4)), 2. production of precipitated chalk from soda processing waste, 3. production of gypsum and semi-brine, 4. desulphurisation of fume gases from the factory power plant, 5. utilization of distiller waste. The tests, accomplished on a laboratory scale, showed the high efficiency of these methods. Economic analysis has proved that only four out of the five presented processes can have a positive financial effect on soda ash factories, as well as being well justified economically. The value of two of the innovations presented is confirmed by their implementation in factories. PMID:15531392

  3. NiO layers grown on a Ni substrate by galvanostatic anodization as a positive electrode material for aqueous hybrid capacitors

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Chiku, Masanobu; Toda, Masanari; Higuchi, Eiji; Inoue, Hiroshi

    2015-07-01

    A NiO positive electrode for aqueous hybrid capacitors was prepared by a new galvanostatic anodization method. A thin sheet of heat-treated Ni was galvanostatically oxidized in aqueous 85% H3PO4 containing 0.5 M NH4F. During the anodization, the thickness of the Ni metal sheet decreased from 10 to 2 ?m and 2- to 3-?m-thick NiO layers were formed on both sides of the Ni metal sheet. A hybrid capacitor comprising the anodized NiO positive electrode, an activated carbon negative electrode, and aqueous 10 M KOH exhibited a maximum specific energy of 16 W h kg-1 and a specific power of 22.2 kW kg-1.

  4. Biocompatibility of nanotube formed Ti-30Nb-7Ta alloys.

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    Kim, Eun-Sil; Choe, Han-Cheol

    2014-11-01

    The purpose of this study was to investigate the biocompatibility of Ti-30Nb-7Ta alloy surface decorated with TiO2 nanotubes by anodization in an electrolyte containing 1 M H3PO4 and 0.8 wt.% NaF with an applied voltage of 10 V for 2 h. The anodization was carried out using a scanning potentiostat. The microstructures of alloys and morphology of the nanotubes were investigated by optical microscopy, field emission scanning electron microscopy, and X-ray diffractometry. In comparison to the Ti-30Nb-3Ta alloy, the Ti-30Nb-7Ta alloy contained a lower amount of ?" phase, while the ? phase was higher. In this study, we observed the formation of a spongy porous layer on the Ti-30Nb-7Ta alloy, while the Ti-30Nb and Ti-30Nb-3Ta alloys showed an absence of such a spongy layer. PMID:25958540

  5. Temperature dependence of the electrode kinetics of oxygen reduction at the platinum/Nafion interface - A microelectrode investigation

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    Parthasarathy, Arvind; Srinivasan, Supramanian; Appleby, A. J.; Martin, Charles R.

    1992-01-01

    Results of a study of the temperature dependence of the oxygen reduction kinetics at the Pt/Nafion interface are presented. This study was carried out in the temperature range of 30-80 C and at 5 atm of oxygen pressure. The results showed a linear increase of the Tafel slope with temperature in the low current density region, but the Tafel slope was found to be independent of temperature in the high current density region. The values of the activation energy for oxygen reduction at the platinum/Nafion interface are nearly the same as those obtained at the platinum/trifluoromethane sulfonic acid interface but less than values obtained at the Pt/H3PO4 and Pt/HClO4 interfaces. The diffusion coefficient of oxygen in Nafion increases with temperature while its solubility decreases with temperature. These temperatures also depend on the water content of the membrane.

  6. Blue emission of YMO 4:Eu 2+ (M=V,P) nanocrystals prepared through facile wet process

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    Iwasaki, Mitsunobu; Yamashita, Naoki; Taguchi, Masato; Karuppucharmy, Subbian; Ito, Seishiro; Park, Wonkyu

    2006-08-01

    Nanometer-sized YPO 4:Eu and YVO 4:Eu particles were prepared from alkaline alcohol-water mixture with Y(NO 3) 3 6H IIO, EuCl 3 and H 3PO 4 (or NH 4VO 4) under reflux. The resultant particles were well crystallized ranging 10-50 nm in diameter by changing reaction conditions. Europium ions in YPO 4:Eu and YVO 4:Eu was successfully reduced to Eu 2+ ions by sodium borohydride under reflux. The peak position of blue emission due to Eu 2+ ions (4f-5d transition) in nanocrystals was different among the materials (Y IIO 3, YVO 4 and YPO 4).

  7. Effects of acid and alkali promoters on compressed liquid hot water pretreatment of rice straw.

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    Imman, Saksit; Arnthong, Jantima; Burapatana, Vorakan; Champreda, Verawat; Laosiripojana, Navadol

    2014-11-01

    In this study, effects of homogeneous acid and alkali promoters on efficiency and selectivity of LHW pretreatment of rice straw were studied. The presences of acid (0.25%v/v H2SO4, HCl, H3PO4, and oxalic acid) and alkali (0.25 w/v NaOH) efficiently promoted hydrolysis of hemicellulose, improved enzymatic digestibility of the solids, and lower the required LHW temperature. Oxalic acid was a superior promoter under the optimal LHW conditions at 160 °C, leading to the highest glucose yield from enzymatic hydrolysis (84.2%) and the lowest formation of furans. Combined with hydrolyzed glucose in the liquid, this resulted in the maximal 91.6% glucose recovery from the native rice straw. This was related to changes in surface area and crystallinity of pretreated biomass. The results showed efficiency of external promoters on increasing sugar recovery and saving energy in LHW pretreatment. PMID:25181697

  8. Low temperature wet etching to reveal sub-surface damage in sapphire substrates

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    Kumar, Purushottam; Lee, Jinhyung; Lee, Gwangwon; Rao, Suhas; Singh, Deepika; Singh, Rajiv K.

    2013-05-01

    Low temperature wet etching using various etchants was investigated to reveal sub-surface damage in sapphire wafer induced during lapping. Surface scratches during wafer preparation is conveniently observed using optical or atomic force microscopy whereas sub-surface damage to crystal requires techniques such as X-ray diffraction, Raman spectroscopy etc. In this study, sub-surface damage in sapphire was revealed as shallow scratches by etching in H2SO4 at temperatures ?125 C and 3:1 H2SO4-H3PO4 at temperatures ?75 C. These etching conditions showed no measurable etch rate of sapphire and also did not affect the pristine sapphire surface. The heavily damaged and sub-surface damaged layer was determined to be 1.6 0.1 and 2.2 0.1 ?m deep by repeated chemical mechanical polishing and etching of sapphire wafer lapped with 1 ?m diamond abrasive.

  9. Structural engineering for high energy and voltage output supercapacitors.

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    Xu, Jing; Wu, Hui; Xu, Chen; Huang, Hongtao; Lu, Linfeng; Ding, Guqiao; Wang, Huili; Liu, Dongfang; Shen, Guozhen; Li, Dongdong; Chen, Xiaoyuan

    2013-05-10

    High capacitance and high output voltage are two important research focuses of electrochemical supercapacitors. Herein we present two novel designs (laminated and tandem) of coin-cell supercapacitors based on a textile coated with active material. The fabric electrodes were prepared by dipping the non-woven cloth into a dispersion of carbon nanotubes and subsequent MnO2 electrodeposition. In the lamination configuration, several pieces of active-material-coated cloth were laminated to construct individual electrodes that enable fold-increased areal capacitances and excellent cycling stability. In the tandem structure, individual cells with solid-state electrolyte (polyvinyl alcohol/H3PO4) sandwiched between the fabric electrodes were stacked together to form a single device. The assembled device composed by ten unit cells was demonstrated to drive four LED digital screens in series with 10 V output. PMID:23520077

  10. [Determination of antidangdruff agent salicylic acid, zinc pyrithione, octopirox, climbazole and ketoconazole in shampoo by high performance liquid chromatography].

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    Yang, Yan-Wei; Zhu, Ying; Su, Xiao-Qing

    2005-09-01

    A high performance liquid chromatography method was established for determination of antidangdruff agent salicylic acid,zinc pyrithione, octopirox, climbazole and ketoconazole in shampoo on a C18 column using acetonitrile-metholaqueous solution (10 mmol/L KH2 PO4 and 5 mmol/L EDTANa2, pH is adjusted to 4.0 with H3 PO4) (50:10:40) as mobile phase at a flow rate of 1.0 ml/min, with the column temperature 25 degrees C and detection wave 230nm. The precision was less than 3.8% and recovery varied from 92.7% to 104.9%. The experimental results showed that the method was simple, precise and accurate. PMID:16329615

  11. The GA sulfur-iodine water-splitting process - A status report

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    Besenbruch, G. E.; Chiger, H. D.; Mccorkle, K. H.; Norman, J. H.; Rode, J. S.; Schuster, J. R.; Trester, P. W.

    1981-01-01

    The development of a sulfur-iodine thermal water splitting cycle is described. The process features a 50% thermal efficiency, plus all liquid and gas handling. Basic chemical investigations comprised the development of multitemperature and multistage sulfuric acid boost reactors, defining the phase behavior of the HI/I2/H2O/H3PO4 mixtures, and development of a decomposition process for hydrogen iodide in the liquid phase. Initial process engineering studies have led to a 47% efficiency, improvements of 2% projected, followed by coupling high-temperature solar concentrators to the splitting processes to reduce power requirements. Conceptual flowsheets developed from bench models are provided; materials investigations have concentrated on candidates which can withstand corrosive mixtures at temperatures up to 400 deg K, with Hastelloy C-276 exhibiting the best properties for containment and heat exchange to I2.

  12. Fabrication of Monolithic Sapphire Membranes for High Tc Bolometer Array Development

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    Pugel, D. E.; Lakew, B.; Aslam, S.; Wang, L.

    2003-01-01

    This paper examines the effectiveness of Pt/Cr thin film masks for the architecture of monolithic membrane structures in r-plane sapphire. The development of a pinhole-free Pt/Cr composite mask that is resistant to hot H2SO4:H3PO4 etchant, will lead to the fabrication of smooth sapphire membranes whose surfaces are well-suited for the growth of low-noise high Tc films. In particular, the relationship of thermal annealing conditions on the Pt/Cr composite mask system to: (1) changes in the surface morphology and elemental concentration of the Pt/Cr thin film layers and (2) etch pit formation on the sapphire surface will be presented.

  13. Fabrication of Monolithic Sapphire Membranes for High T(sub c) Bolometer Array Development

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    Pugel, D. E.; Lakew, B.; Aslam, S.; Wang, L.

    2004-01-01

    This paper examines the effectiveness of Pt/Cr thin film masks for the architecture of monolithic membrane structures in r-plane single crystal sapphire. The development of a pinhole-free Pt/Cr composite mask that is resistant to boiling H2SO4:H3PO4 etchant will lead to the fabrication of smooth sapphire membranes whose surfaces are well-suited for the growth of low-noise high Tc films. In particular, the relationship of thermal annealing conditions on the Pt/Cr composite mask system to: (1) changes in the surface morphology (2) elemental concentration of the Pt/Cr thin film layers and (3) etch pit formation on the sapphire surface will be presented.

  14. Influence of activated carbon upon the photocatalytic degradation of methylene blue under UV-vis irradiation.

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    Matos, Juan; Montaña, Ricmary; Rivero, Eliram

    2015-01-01

    Photodegradation of methylene blue (MB) was studied on TiO2 in the presence of activated carbon (AC) prepared from the sawdust of a soft wood by physical activation under CO2 flow, by pyrolysis under N2 flow, and by chemical activation with ZnCl2 and H3PO4 under N2 flow. MB photodegradation was performed under UV and UV-visible irradiation to verify the scaling-up of the present TiO2-AC binary materials. It was verified that oxygenated surface groups on carbon were intrinsically photoactive, and a synergy effect between both solids has been estimated from the first-order apparent rate constants in the photodegradation of MB. This effect enhances the photoactivity of TiO2 up to a factor of about 9 under visible irradiation, and it was associated to the surface properties of AC. PMID:24788930

  15. Preparation of granular activated carbons from yellow mombin fruit stones for CO2 adsorption.

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    Fiuza, Raildo Alves; Medeiros de Jesus Neto, Raimundo; Correia, Laise Bacelar; Carvalho Andrade, Heloysa Martins

    2015-09-15

    Stones of yellow mombin, a native fruit of the tropical America and West Indies, were used as starting materials to produce activated carbons, subsequently used as adsorbent for CO2 capture. The carbonaceous materials were either chemically activated with HNO3, H3PO4 and KOH or physically activated with CO2. The carbon samples were characterized by SEM, EDX, TG/DTA, Raman spectroscopy, physical adsorption for textural analysis and by acid-base titrations. The CO2 adsorption capacity and adsorption cycles were investigated by TG. The results indicate that the capacity of CO2 adsorption may be maximized on highly basic surfaces of micropores smaller than 1nm. The KOH activated carbon showed high and stable capacity of CO2 adsorption after 10 cycles. PMID:26182993

  16. Phosphoric acid loaded azo (-N?N-) based covalent organic framework for proton conduction.

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    Chandra, Suman; Kundu, Tanay; Kandambeth, Sharath; Babarao, Ravichandar; Marathe, Yogesh; Kunjir, Shrikant M; Banerjee, Rahul

    2014-05-01

    Two new chemically stable functional crystalline covalent organic frameworkds (COFs) (Tp-Azo and Tp-Stb) were synthesized using the Schiff base reaction between triformylphloroglucinol (Tp) and 4,4'-azodianiline (Azo) or 4,4'-diaminostilbene (Stb), respectively. Both COFs show the expected keto-enamine form, and high stability toward boiling water, strong acidic, and basic media. H3PO4 doping in Tp-Azo leads to immobilization of the acid within the porous framework, which facilitates proton conduction in both the hydrous (? = 9.9 10(-4) S cm(-1)) and anhydrous state (? = 6.7 10(-5) S cm(-1)). This report constitutes the first emergence of COFs as proton conducting materials. PMID:24758195

  17. Novel Application of ZSM-5 Zeolite: Corrosion-Resistant Coating in Chemical Process Industry

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    Pande, H. B.; Parikh, P. A.

    2013-01-01

    As-synthesized zeolite ZSM-5 containing the structure-directing agent, tetrapropyl ammonium bromide, when used as a coating material on mild steel substrate material, has been found to offer a promising corrosion resisting results against HCl, HNO3, H3PO4, and H2SO4 of various concentrations at temperatures up to 60 C under stagnant and stirred conditions. Stable and continuous coated layer is observed under the conditions studied in this work by weight loss and electrochemical methods. Encouraging results in terms of corrosion inhibition efficiency indicate high potential with zeolite (Si/Al ratio 25) material. Material costs compare favorably for zeolite coating against the conventionally used materials. Summarily, zeolite offers an environment-friendly and cost-effective alternate to the other toxic and carcinogenic materials as corrosion-resistant coating.

  18. Mechanism of the protonation of azulenes in aqueous solutions of acids

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    Mikheev, Yu. A.; Guseva, L. N.; Ershov, Yu. A.

    2013-10-01

    In aqueous solutions of strong acids (H2SO4, H3PO4, and HCl) containing azulene, the fast reversible protonation of azulene is accompanied by the slow formation of a disperse dark violet dye insoluble in acids, alcohol, and heptane. On the basis of the kinetic specifics of this reaction and the nonlinear (nearly reciprocal quadratic) dependence of the concentrations ratio of their cationic and neutral forms on the Hammett acidity function known for azulene and 14 of its derivatives, azulene is shown not to be a Hammett base. A mechanism for the reversible reactions of the azulenium cation is proposed that considers supramolecular dimers to be the basic state of azulene and its derivatives. The scheme includes reactions of the unstable intermediate ? complexes formed from the dimers and hydrated hydrogen cations; the complexes quickly dissociate in the opposite direction and react with the hydrated protons to yield azulenium cations and unstable molecules that induce polymerization of the dimers.

  19. Anodized titania: Processing and characterization to improve cell-materials interactions for load bearing implants

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    Das, Kakoli

    The objective of this study is to investigate in vitro cell-materials interactions using human osteoblast cells on anodized titanium. Titanium is a bioinert material and, therefore, gets encapsulated after implantation into the living body by a fibrous tissue that isolates them from the surrounding tissues. In this work, bioactive nonporous and nanoporous TiO2 layers were grown on commercially pure titanium substrate by anodization process using different electrolyte solutions namely (1) H3PO 4, (2) HF and (3) H2SO4, (4) aqueous solution of citric acid, sodium fluoride and sulfuric acid. The first three electrolytes produced bioactive TiO2 films with a nonporous structure showing three distinctive surface morphologies. Nanoporous morphology was obtained on Ti-surfaces from the fourth electrolyte at 20V for 4h. Cross-sectional view of the nanoporous surface reveals titania nanotubes of length 600 nm. It was found that increasing anodization time initially increased the height of the nanotubes while maintaining the tubular array structure, but beyond 4h, growth of nanotubes decreased with a collapsed array structure. Human osteoblast (HOB) cell attachment and growth behavior were studied using an osteoprecursor cell line (OPC 1) for 3, 7 and 11 days. Colonization of the cells was noticed with distinctive cell-to-cell attachment on HF anodized surfaces. TiO2 layer grown in H2SO4 electrolyte did not show significant cell growth on the surface, and some cell death was also noticed. Good cellular adherence with extracellular matrix extensions in between the cells was noticed for samples anodized with H3PO 4 electrolyte and nanotube surface. Cell proliferation was excellent on anodized nanotube surfaces. An abundant amount of extracellular matrix (ECM) between the neighboring cells was also noticed on nanotube surfaces with filopodia extensions coming out from cells to grasp the nanoporous surface for anchorage. To better understand and compare cell-materials interactions, anodized nanoporous sample surfaces were etched with different patterns. Preferential cell attachment was noticed on nanotube surfaces compared to no cells on etched patterned surface. Cell adhesions and differentiation were more pronounced with vinculin protein and alkaline phosphatase, respectively, on anodized surfaces. MTT assays showed increase in living cell density and higher proliferation on H3PO4, HF and nanotube surfaces. When anodized surfaces were compared for cell materials interaction, it was noticed that each of the surfaces has different surface properties that led to variations in cell-materials interactions. It was clear that rough surface morphology, high surface energy, and low value of the contact angles were important factors for better cell materials interaction. Mineralization study was done in simulated body fluid (SBF) with ion concentration nearly equal to human blood plasma to further understand biomimetic apatite deposition behavior. Similar to cell-materials interaction, variation in mineral deposition behavior was also noticed for films grown with different electrolytes. These results clearly show that nonporous titania in H3PO4, HF electrolytes and nanotubes can significantly increase biocompatibility of Ti implants, which has the potential to reduce the healing time and increase in vivo lifetime for these implants.

  20. Shallow Etching of GaAs/AlGaAs Heterostructures in Context of HEMT Fabrication

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    Kumar, Ch. Ravi; Rajaram, G.

    2011-07-01

    Gate recess etching is a key step in the fabrication process of high electron mobility transistors (HEMTs). The thin n+ cap layer needs to be etched without destroying the underlying supply layer. Conventional GaAs etch solutions based on H2SO4 or H3PO4 acids have high etch rates and hence present difficulties in the control of etch rates for shallow etches. Etches using Citric acid (CA) based solutions have been reported to have potential in such applications. Such etches with varying ratio of CA:H2O2:H2O are compared. A suitable recipe has been obtained for shallow gate recess etch and a HEMT is fabricated using the process.

  1. The fractionation of noble gases in diamonds of CV3 Efremovka chondrite

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    Fisenko, A. V.; Verchovsky, A. B.; Semjonova, L. F.; Shukolyukov, Yu. A.

    1993-01-01

    It was shown that in diamonds of Efremovka CV3 the noble gases with normal isotopic compositions are fractionated in different degree while the correlation of isotopic anomalous components is nearly constant. Some data for noble gases in DE-4 sample of Efremovka chondrite are considered. In contrast to DE-2 sample the DE-4 was treated except conc. HClO4, 220 C in addition with mixture of conc. H2SO4+H3PO4 (1:1), 220 C, twice. Noble gases analysis were performed in Germany at Max Plank Institute fur Chemie. Noble gases were released by oxidation of samples at stepped heating from 420 C to 810 C and by pyrolysis at 580, 590, and 680 C.

  2. Effects of ultrasonic fields in the phosphoric acid process

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    Kowalska, E.; Mizera, J.; Jakobiec, H.

    1974-01-01

    A process of apatite decomposition with sulfuric acid was studied under the influence of ultrasound in the phosphoric acid production process. The studies were carried out with and without ultrasonic fields in the reaction mixture, which resembled the mixing ratio used in technical production processes. Ultrasound with a frequency of 20 kHz and an intensity of 1 W/sq cm was used in the studies. A very favorable ultrasonic effect upon the degree of apatite decomposition was observed. The ultrasonic field affects the shape of byproduct gypsum crystals. In the H3PO4 production process without ultrasound, the byproduct gypsum crystallizes as long, thin needles which cause problems in filtration. In the trials involving the application of wound, gypsum crystallized in the form of small platelets possessing a favorable ratio of length to width.

  3. Fabrication of GaAs symmetric pyramidal mesas prepared by wet-chemical etching using AlAs interlayer

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    Kicin, S.; Cambel, V.; Kuliffayová, M.; Gregušová, D.; Kováčová, E.; Novák, J.; Kostič, I.; Förster, A.

    2002-01-01

    We present a wet-chemical-etching method developed for the preparation of GaAs four-sided pyramid-shaped mesas. The method uses a fast lateral etching of AlAs interlayer that influences the cross-sectional profiles of etched structures. We have tested the method using H3PO4:H2O2:H2O etchant for the (100) GaAs patterning. The sidewalls of the prepared pyramidal structures together with the (100) bottom facet formed the cross-sectional angles 25° and 42° for mask edges parallel, resp. perpendicular to {011} cleavage planes. For mask edges turned in 45° according to the cleavage planes, 42° cross-sectional angles were obtained. Using the method, symmetric and more than 10-μm-high GaAs "Egyptian" pyramids with smooth tilted facets were prepared.

  4. CO2 Adsorption on Activated Carbon Honeycomb-Monoliths: A Comparison of Langmuir and Tth Models

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    Vargas, Diana P.; Giraldo, Liliana; Moreno-Pirajn, Juan C.

    2012-01-01

    Activated carbon honeycomb-monoliths with different textural properties were prepared by chemical activation of African palm shells with H3PO4, ZnCl2 and CaCl2 aqueous solutions of various concentrations. The adsorbents obtained were characterized by N2 adsorption at 77 K, and their carbon dioxide adsorption capacities were measured at 273 K and 1 Bar in volumetric adsorption equipment. The experimental adsorption isotherms were fitted to Langmuir and Tth models, and a better fit was observed to Tth equation with a correlation coefficient of 0.999. The maximum experimental values for adsorption capacity at the highest pressure (2.6275.756 mmolg?1) are between the calculated data in the two models. PMID:22942710

  5. Plasmonic silicon solar cell based on silver nanoparticles using ultra-thin anodic aluminum oxide template

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    Ho, Wen-Jeng; Cheng, Po-Yueh; Hsiao, Kuan-Yu

    2015-11-01

    This study fabricated a plasmonic silicon solar cell covered with silver (Ag) nanoparticles (NPs) using an ultra-thin anodic aluminum oxide (AAO) template as a deposition mask. An ultra-thin AAO template of approximately 200 nm was produced using a single-step anodization process in which an Al substrate was etched with phosphoric acid (H3PO4) for 3 min. We then used scanning electron microscopy (SEM) to examine the thickness and density of the AAO as a function of anodization duration, the results of which were confirmed by optical transmission measurement. The photovoltaic performance of the resulting silicon solar cell with Ag NPs was characterized according to photovoltaic current-voltage and external quantum efficiency. The inclusion of Ag NPs resulted in a 32.92% increase in conversion efficiency, compared with reference solar cells produced without Ag NPs.

  6. Surface morphology of highly ordered nanotube formed and laser textured beta titanium alloys.

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    Kim, Jae-Un; Jeong, Yong-Hoon; Choe, Han-Cheol

    2013-03-01

    The aim of the present study is to produce and characterize a well-controlled surface texture on Ti-35Nb-xHf alloys to promote osseointegration. Ti-35Nb-xHf (x = 0, 3, 7 and 15 wt.%) alloys were prepared by arc melting and heat treated for 12 hr at 1000 degrees C in an argon atmosphere and then water quenching. For surface texturing, an amplified Ti: sapphire laser system was used for generating 184 femtosecond (FS, 10(-15) sec) laser pulses with the pulse energy over 30 mJ at a 1 kHz repetition rate with a central wavelength of 800 nm. The nanotube formation was achieved by anodizing a Ti-35Nb-xHf alloy in H3PO4 electrolytes containing 0.8 wt.% NaF at room temperature. The surface morphology of nano/micro structure will enhance osseointegration and cell adhesion. PMID:23755610

  7. Synthesis and crystal structure of the first Waugh-type isopolyoxomolybdate Na 4Mo 10O 328H 2O

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    Feng, L. Y.; Wang, Y. H.; Qi, Y. J.; Hu, C. W.; Xu, Y.; Wang, E. B.

    2003-01-01

    The first Waugh-type isopolyoxometalate Na 4Mo 10O 328H 2O 1 has been synthesized by self-assembly from raw materials Na 2MoO 42H 2O, H 3PO 4, and V 2O 5. Single crystal X-ray diffraction analysis shows that 1 crystallizes in the rhombohedral, space group R32, with a= b=15.681(2), c=12.398(3) , ?= ?=90.00, ?=120.00, V=2640.2(7) 3, Z=3, R1( wR2)=0.054(0.1302). The [Mo 10O 32] 4- polyanion possesses the Waugh-type structure, in which each of the 10 Mo VI sites is coordinated with six oxygen atoms and exhibits a distorted octahedral coordination geometry.

  8. Coating pretreatment for Mg alloy AZ91D

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    Yang, H. Y.; Chen, X. B.; Guo, X. W.; Wu, G. H.; Ding, W. J.; Birbilis, N.

    2012-05-01

    Coating defects and coating failure upon Mg alloy AZ91D are usually due to non-uniform coating growth, which is intrinsically caused by the microstructural heterogeneity of the Mg substrate. This is the case for both conversion coatings and electroplated (incl. electroless) coatings. In the present study, coating pretreatment for the purpose of tailoring surface chemistry on AZ91D was studied. Pretreatments to control ?-phase morphology and surface homogeneity include alkaline conditioning and acid activation in four different non-toxic (F-free) acid solutions: H3PO4, HNO3, HCl and C6H8O7. The results show that careful pretreatment can do all of the following: modify surface roughness; remove ?-phase; modify solid solution chemistry; and most importantly, tailor the anodic/cathodic character of the surface. This allows surface pretreatment to be customized to optimize the subsequent coating. The influence of different acids was shown to be marked.

  9. Preparation and properties of a coated slow-release and water-retention biuret phosphoramide fertilizer with superabsorbent.

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    Jin, Shuping; Yue, Guoren; Feng, Lei; Han, Yuqi; Yu, Xinghai; Zhang, Zenghu

    2011-01-12

    In this investigation, a novel water-insoluble slow-release fertilizer, biuret polyphosphoramide (BPAM), was formulated and synthesized from urea, phosphoric acid (H(3)PO(4)), and ferric oxide (Fe(2)O(3)). The structure of BPAM was characterized by Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy. Subsequently, a coated slow-release BPAM fertilizer with superabsorbent was prepared by ionic cross-linked carboxymethylchitosan (the core), acrylic acid, acrylamide, and active carbon (the coating). The variable influences on the water absorbency were investigated and optimized. Component analysis results showed that the coated slow-release BPAM contained 5.66% nitrogen and 11.7% phosphorus. The property of water retention, the behavior of slow release of phosphorus, and the capacity of adsorption of cations were evaluated, and the results revealed that the product not only had good slow-release property and excellent water retention capacity but also higher adsorption capacities of cations in saline soil. PMID:21155599

  10. Strongly reduced Si surface recombination by charge injection during etching in diluted HF/HNO3.

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    Greil, Stefanie M; Schpke, Andreas; Rappich, Jrg

    2012-08-27

    Herein, we investigate the behaviour of the surface recombination of light-induced charge carriers during the etching of Si in alkaline (KOH) and acidic etching solutions of HF/HNO(3)/CH(3)COOH (HNA) or HF/HNO(3)/H(3)PO(4) (HNP) at different concentration ratios of HF and HNO(3) by means of photoluminescence (PL) measurements. The surface recombination velocity is strongly reduced during the first stages of etching in HF/HNO(3)-containing solutions pointing to a interface well passivated by the etching process, where a positive surface charge is induced by hole injection from NO-related surface species into the Si near-surface region (back surface field effect). This injected charge leads to a change in band bending by about 150 mV that repulses the light-induced charge carriers from the surface and therefore enhances the photoluminescence intensity, since non-radiative surface recombination is reduced. PMID:22761060

  11. Development of value-added products from alumina industry mineral wastes using low-temperature-setting phosphate ceramics

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    Wagh, A.S.; Jeong, Seung-Young; Singh, D.

    1996-01-01

    A room-temperature process for stabilizing mineral waste streams has been developed, based on acid-base reaction between MgO and H3PO4 or acid phosphate solution. The resulting waste form sets into a hard ceramic in a few hours. In this way, various alumina industry wastes, such as red mud and treated potliner waste, can be solidified into ceramics which can be used as structural materials in waste management and construction industry. Red mud ceramics made by this process were low-porosity materials ({approx}2 vol%) with a compression strength equal to portland cement concrete (4944 psi). Bonding mechanism appears to be result of reactions of boehmite, goethite, and bayerite with the acid solution, and also encapsulation of red mud particles in Mg phosphate matrix. Possible applications include liners for ponds and thickned tailings disposal, dikes for waste ponds, and grouts. Compatability problems arising at the interface of the liner and the waste are avoided.

  12. Preparation and properties of titanium oxide film on NiTi alloy by micro-arc oxidation

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    Wang, H. R.; Liu, F.; Zhang, Y. P.; Yu, D. Z.; Wang, F. P.

    2011-04-01

    Titanium oxide ceramic coatings were prepared by micro-arc oxidation (MAO) in galvanostatic regime on biomedical NiTi alloy in H3PO4 electrolyte using DC power supply. The surface of the coating exhibited a typical MAO porous and rough structure. The XPS analysis indicated that the coatings were mainly consisted of O, Ti, P, and a little amount of Ni, and the concentration of Ni was greatly reduced compared to that of the NiTi substrate. The TF-XRD analysis revealed that MAO coating was composed of amorphous titanium oxide. The coatings were tightly adhesive to the substrates with the bonding strength more than 45 MPa, which was suitable for medical applications. The curves of potentiodynamic porlarization indicated that the corrosion resistance of NiTi alloy was significantly improved due to titanium oxide formation on NiTi alloy by MAO.

  13. Speciation of arsenic in environmental samples of the Nha Trang Harbor, Vietnam, using HPLC coupled HG-AAS.

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    Le, Lan Anh; Trinh, Anh Duc; Nguyen, Dinh Thuat; Bui, Minh Ly

    2011-04-01

    A coupled high performance liquid chromatography-hydride generation-atomic absorption spectroscopy system was used to determine the speciation of arsenic in samples from the Nha Trang Harbor, Vietnam. Concentrations of arsenic in seawater, pore water, suspended solid, and sediment were 4.12-9.81 ?g/L, 13.10-24.32 ?g/L, 1.87-6.42 ?g/g, and 3.37-9.06 ?g/g, respectively. Extraction using H(3)PO(4) + NH(2)OHHCl and ultrasonic digestion was optimized to yield a 76-85% of total arsenic. Arsenic (III) was the most abundant species in suspended solids and sediments whereas arsenic (V) represented for 30-50% of arsenic (III) concentration. Monomethylarsonic acid and dimethylarsinic acid species were undetectable. PMID:21365299

  14. Comparative study of mechanical, hydrothermal, chemical and enzymatic treatments of digested biofibers to improve biogas production.

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    Bruni, Emiliano; Jensen, Anders Peter; Angelidaki, Irini

    2010-11-01

    Organic waste such as manure is an important resource for biogas production. The biodegradability of manures is however limited because of the recalcitrant nature of the biofibers it contains. To increase the biogas potential of the biofibers in digested manure, we investigated physical treatment (milling), chemical treatment (CaO), biological treatment (enzymatic and partial aerobic microbial conversion), steam treatment with catalyst (H(3)PO(4) or NaOH) and combination of biological and steam treatments (biofibers steam-treated with catalyst were treated with laccase enzyme). We obtained the highest methane yield increase through the chemical treatment that resulted in 66% higher methane production compared to untreated biofibers. The combination of steam treatment with NaOH and subsequent enzymatic treatment increased the methane yield by 34%. To choose the optimal treatment, the energy requirements relative to the energy gain as extra biogas production have to be taken into account, as well as the costs of chemicals or enzymes. PMID:20638274

  15. Influence of surface treatments on bond strength of metal and ceramic brackets to a novel CAD/CAM hybrid ceramic material.

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    Elsaka, Shaymaa E

    2016-01-01

    This study evaluated the effect of four different surface treatments methods on the shear bond strength (SBS) of ceramic and metal brackets to Vita Enamic (VE) CAD/CAM hybrid ceramic. A total of 240 plates (10 mm × 10 mm × 3 mm) were cut from VE ceramic blocks and divided into two groups. In each group, four subgroups were prepared by hydrofluoric acid (HF); phosphoric acid (H3PO4); diamond ceramic grinding bur; and silica coating using CoJet system (CJ). Maxillary central incisor metal (Victory Series) and ceramic (Clarity) brackets were bonded with light-cure composite and then stored in artificial saliva for 1 week and thermocycled. The SBS test was performed, and the failure types were classified with adhesive remnant index scores. Surface morphology of the ceramic was characterized after treatment using a scanning electron microscope. Data were analyzed using two-way ANOVA, Tukey HSD test, and Weibull analysis. SBS was significantly affected by the type of bracket and by type of treatment (P < 0.001). Specimens treated with CJ presented with significantly higher SBS compared to other groups (P < 0.05). Improvements in SBS values (MPa) were found in the following order: CJ > HF > Bur > H3PO4. Ceramic bracket showed higher SBS compared to metal bracket. Adhesive failures between the ceramic and composite resin were the predominant mode of failure in all groups. Surface treatment of VE CAD/CAM hybrid ceramic with silica coating enhanced the adhesion with ceramic and metal brackets. PMID:25585677

  16. Influence of application parameters on bond strength of an "all in one" water-based self-etching primer/adhesive after 6 and 12 months of water aging.

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    Osorio, Raquel; Osorio, Estrella; Aguilera, Ftima S; Tay, Franklin R; Pinto, Alexandra; Toledano, Manuel

    2010-07-01

    Our aim was to evaluate the influence of different application parameters on microtensile bond strength (microTBS) of an "all in one" water-based self-etching primer/adhesive to dentin. Extracted human third molars had their crowns transversally sectioned next to the dentinoenamel junction. Prompt-L-Pop adhesive was applied using five modes: (1) following the manufacturer's instructions (MI); (2) after 36% H(3)PO(4) etching (15 s) (AG); (3) after H(3)PO(4) etching and 5% NaOCl (2 min) with constant agitation (HG); (4) as a double layer (DL); and (5) for double the application time (DT). Resin build-ups were constructed with Tetric Ceram. After storage for 24 h, 6 months, or 12 months in water at 37 degrees C, the specimens were vertically sectioned into beams (cross-sectional areas, 1 mm(2)). Each beam was tested in an Instron Machine at 0.5 mm/min. Analysis of variance and Student-Newman-Keuls were used (P < 0.05). Bonded interfaces were examined by scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM). The highest microTBS values were obtained when AG was used, and the lowest when MI was employed. The HG, DL, and DT modes resulted in similar microTBS values. Water storage reduced microTBS in all groups except the MI group. SEM and TEM revealed hybrid layer and resin tag formation in all groups. Applied after AG, HG, DL, and DT, Prompt L-Pop adhesive provided adequate bond strength to dentin after 24 h of water storage. Bond strength decreased when specimens were stored in distilled water for 6 or 12 months. PMID:20652789

  17. Enamel morphology after microabrasion with experimental compounds

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    Pini, Núbia I.P.; Costa, Rafaela; Bertoldo, Carlos E.S.; Aguiar, Flavio H. B.; Lovadino, José R.; Lima, Débora Alves Nunes Leite

    2015-01-01

    Background: Enamel microabrasion is an esthetic treatment for removing superficial stains or defects of enamel. Aim: This study evaluated the roughness after enamel microabrasion using experimental microabrasive systems. Materials and Methods: One hundred and ten samples (5 × 5 mm) were obtained from bovine incisors and divided into 11 groups (n = 10) in accordance with the treatment: Microabrasion using 6.6% hydrochloric acid (HCl) or 35% phosphoric acid (H3PO4) associated with aluminum oxide (AlO3) or pumice (Pum) with active application (using rubber cup coupled with a micro-motor of low rotation) or passive application (just placing the mixture on the enamel surface); just the use of acids in a passive application (negative control), and a group without treatment (positive control). Roughness analysis was performed before and after treatments. The statistical analysis used analysis of variance (PROC MIXED), Tukey-Kramer and Dunnet tests (P < 0.05). Representative specimens were evaluated using scanning electron microscopy (SEM). Results: There was no significant difference between the acids used (P = 0.0510) and the applications (P = 0.8989). All of the treated groups were statistically different from the positive control. When using passive application, the use of HCl + AlO3 resulted in higher roughness when compared with HCl + Pum. Additionally, this treatment was statistically different from the passive application of H3PO4 (negative control) (P < 0.05). However, SEM analysis showed that the treatment with AlO3 resulted in an enamel surface with a more polished aspect when compared with Pum. Conclusion: AlO3 may be a suitable particle for use in microabrasive systems. PMID:26097350

  18. Combined electron capture and infrared multiphoton dissociation for multistage MS/MS in a Fourier transform ion cyclotron resonance mass spectrometer.

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    Hkansson, Kristina; Chalmers, Michael J; Quinn, John P; McFarland, Melinda A; Hendrickson, Christopher L; Marshall, Alan G

    2003-07-01

    We have mounted a permanent on-axis dispenser cathode electron source inside the magnet bore of a 9.4-T Fourier transform ion cyclotron resonance mass spectrometer. This configuration allows electron capture dissociation (ECD) to be performed reliably on a millisecond time scale. We have also implemented an off-axis laser geometry that enables simultaneous access to ECD and infrared multiphoton dissociation (IRMPD). Optimum performance of both fragmentation techniques is maintained. The analytical utility of performing either ECD or IRMPD on a given precursor ion population is demonstrated by structural characterization of several posttranslationally modified peptides: IRMPD of phosphorylated peptides results in few backbone (b- and y-type) cleavages, and product ion spectra are dominated by neutral loss of H3PO4. In contrast, ECD provides significantly more backbone (c- and z*-type) cleavages without loss of H3PO4. For N-glycosylated tryptic peptides, IRMPD causes extensive cleavage of the glycosidic bonds, providing structural information about the glycans. ECD cleaves all backbone bonds (except the N-terminal side of proline) in a 3-kDa glycopeptide with no saccharide loss. However, only a charge-reduced radical species and some side chain losses are observed following ECD of a 5-kDa glycopeptide from the same protein. An MS3 experiment involving IR laser irradiation of the charge-reduced species formed by electron capture results in extensive dissociation into c- and z-type fragment ions. Mass-selective external ion accumulation is essential for the structural characterization of these low-abundance (modified) peptides. PMID:12964777

  19. Immobilization of Cu, Pb and Zn in mine-contaminated soils using reactive materials.

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    Navarro, Andrés; Cardellach, Esteve; Corbella, Mercé

    2011-02-28

    Immobilization processes were used to chemically stabilize soil contaminated with Cu, Pb and Zn from mine tailings and industrial impoundments. We examined the effectiveness of ordinary Portland cement (OPC), phosphoric acid and MgO at immobilizing Cu, Pb and Zn in soil contaminated by either mine tailings or industrial and mine wastes. The effectiveness was evaluated using column leaching experiments and geochemical modelling, in which we assessed possible mechanisms for metal immobilization using PHREEQC and Medusa numerical codes. Experimental results showed that Cu was mobilized in all the experiments, whereas Pb immobilization with H(3)PO(4) may have been related to the precipitation of chloropyromorphite. Thus, the Pb concentrations of leachates of pure mining and industrial contaminated soils (32-410 μg/l and 430-1000 μg/l, respectively) were reduced to 1-60 and 3-360 μg/l, respectively, in the phosphoric acid experiment. The mobilization of Pb at high alkaline conditions, when Pb(OH)(4)(-) is the most stable species, may be the main obstacle to the use of OPC and MgO in the immobilization of this metal. In the mining- and industry-contaminated soil, Zn was retained by OPC but removed by MgO. The experiments with OPC showed the Zn decrease in the leachates of mining soil from 226-1960 μg/l to 92-121 μg/l. In the industrial contaminated soil, the Zn decrease in the leachates was most elevated, showing >2500 μg/l in the leachates of contaminated soil and 76-173 μg/l in the OPC experiment. Finally, when H(3)PO(4) was added, Zn was mobilized. PMID:21190796

  20. Bismuth oxide nanotubes-graphene fiber-based flexible supercapacitors

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    Gopalsamy, Karthikeyan; Xu, Zhen; Zheng, Bingna; Huang, Tieqi; Kou, Liang; Zhao, Xiaoli; Gao, Chao

    2014-07-01

    Graphene-bismuth oxide nanotube fiber as electrode material for constituting flexible supercapacitors using a PVA/H3PO4 gel electrolyte is reported with a high specific capacitance (Ca) of 69.3 mF cm-2 (for a single electrode) and 17.3 mF cm-2 (for the whole device) at 0.1 mA cm-2, respectively. Our approach opens the door to metal oxide-graphene hybrid fibers and high-performance flexible electronics.Graphene-bismuth oxide nanotube fiber as electrode material for constituting flexible supercapacitors using a PVA/H3PO4 gel electrolyte is reported with a high specific capacitance (Ca) of 69.3 mF cm-2 (for a single electrode) and 17.3 mF cm-2 (for the whole device) at 0.1 mA cm-2, respectively. Our approach opens the door to metal oxide-graphene hybrid fibers and high-performance flexible electronics. Electronic supplementary information (ESI) available: Equations and characterization. SEM images of GGO, XRD and XPS of Bi2O3 NTs, HRTEM images and EDX Spectra of Bi2O3 NT5-GF, CV curves of Bi2O3NT5-GF, Bi2O3 NTs and bismuth nitrate in three-electrode system (vs. Ag/AgCl). CV and GCD curves of Bi2O3 NT1-GF and Bi2O3 NT3-GF. See DOI: 10.1039/c4nr02615b

  1. Influence of different acid and alkaline cleaning agents on the effects of irrigation of synthetic dairy factory effluent on soil quality, ryegrass growth and nutrient uptake.

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    Liu, Y-Y; Haynes, R J

    2013-01-01

    The aim of this study was to examine the effects of replacement of phosphoric acid with nitric or acetic acid, and replacement of NaOH with KOH, as cleaning agents in dairy factories, on the effects that irrigation of dairy factory effluent (DFE) has on the soil-plant system. A 16-week greenhouse study was carried out in which the effects of addition of synthetic dairy factory effluent containing (a) milk residues alone or milk residues plus (b) H(3)PO(4)/NaOH, (c) H(3)PO(4)/HNO(3)/NaOH or (d) CH(3)COOH/KOH, on soil's chemical, physical and microbial properties and perennial ryegrass growth and nutrient uptake were investigated. The cumulative effect of DFE addition was to increase exchangeable Na, K, Ca, Mg, exchangeable sodium percentage, microbial biomass C and N and basal respiration in the soil. Dry matter yields of ryegrass were increased by additions of DFE other than that containing CH(3)COOH. Plant uptake of P, Ca and Mg was in the same order as their inputs in DFE but for Na; inputs were an order of magnitude greater than plant uptake. Replacement of NaOH by KOH resulted in increased accumulation of exchangeable K. The effects of added NaOH and KOH on promoting breakdown of soil aggregates during wet sieving (and formation of a < 0.25 mm size class) were similar. Replacement of H(2)PO(4) by HNO(3) is a viable but CH(3)COOH appears to have detrimental effects on plant growth. Replacement of NaOH by KOH lowers the likelihood of phytotoxic effects of Na, but K and Na have similar effects on disaggregation. PMID:22707204

  2. OA02.02. Phytochemical constituents and antioxidative property of Musa acuminata flower as green corrosion inhibitor of mild steel in acid media

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    Gunavathy, N

    2013-01-01

    Purpose: Corrosion is a major problem that must be confronted for safety, environmental and economic reasons. Organic compounds used as corrosion inhibitors are expensive, toxic and non biodegradable. The present investigation deals with the aim of finding eco friendly and cost effective natural inhibitor. The adsorption characteristic of phytochemical of Musa acuminata nendran flower [MAN (F)] was studied to assess the mechanism of corrosion inhibition. Method: The inhibitive effect MAN (F) extracts in 1 N HCl, 1 N H2SO4 and 1 N H3PO4 on mild steel was evaluated using conventional weight loss, electrochemical potentiodynamic polarization, AC impedance techniques and SEM analysis. Result: The inhibitor efficiency of MAN (F) extracts increases with an increase in concentration but decreased with temperature. The potentiodynamic polarization curves reveal that MAN (F) acts as a mixed type inhibitor and adsorption of extract follows Temkin adsorption. Surface studies SEM confirmed the efficiency of the flower extract as corrosion inhibitor. The flower extract was an excellent corrosion inhibitor for mild steel showing a maximum efficiency of 97.16%, 95.01% and 70.03 % in 1N HCl, H2SO4 and H3PO4 respectively at 5 hours in 2 % v/v extract. Conclusion: In traditional medicine of India and the ancient Persia this Golden fruit called the fruit of wise is regarded as nature's secret of perpetual youth. Musa acuminata nendran (AAB) is good source of vitamins, potassium, magnesium, phosphorus, calcium and iron. All parts of the banana plant have medicinal applications. The flowers are used in treatment of bronchitis, constipation, ulcers, diabetic, reduce painful and excess menstrual bleeding and enhance milk supply in lactating mothers. The phytochemical components of Musa acuminata flower like tannins, flavonoids, saponin, alkaloid and phenols are found to be responsible for inhibiting corrosion. The natural flavonoids present in the flower extract exhibit antioxidative activity that stop oxidation and hence corrosion.

  3. Organometallic catalysts for primary phosphoric acid fuel cells

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    Walsh, Fraser

    1987-03-01

    A continuing effort by the U.S. Department of Energy to improve the competitiveness of the phosphoric acid fuel cell by improving cell performance and/or reducing cell cost is discussed. Cathode improvement, both in performance and cost, available through the use of a class of organometallic cathode catalysts, the tetraazaannulenes (TAAs), was investigated. A new mixed catalyst was identified which provides improved cathode performance without the need for the use of a noble metal. This mixed catalyst was tested under load for 1000 hr. in full cell at 160 to 200 C in phosphoric acid H3PO4, and was shown to provide stable performance. The mixed catalyst contains an organometallic to catalyze electroreduction of oxygen to hydrogen peroxide and a metal to catalyze further electroreduction of the hydrogen peroxide to water. Cathodes containing an exemplar mixed catalyst (e.g., Co bisphenyl TAA/Mn) operate at approximately 650 mV vs DHE in 160 C, 85% H3PO4 with oxygen as reactant. In developing this mixed catalyst, a broad spectrum of TAAs were prepared, tested in half-cell and in a rotating ring-disk electrode system. TAAs found to facilitate the production of hydrogen peroxide in electroreduction were shown to be preferred TAAs for use in the mixed catalyst. Manganese (Mn) was identified as a preferred metal because it is capable of catalyzing hydrogen peroxide electroreduction, is lower in cost and is of less strategic importance than platinum, the cathode catalyst normally used in the fuel cell.

  4. Analysis of Strychnos alkaloids in traditional Chinese medicines with improved sensitivity by sweeping micellar electrokinetic chromatography.

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    Wang, Chun; Han, Dandan; Wang, Zhi; Zang, Xiaohuan; Wu, Qiuhua

    2006-07-21

    The application of an on-line sweeping preconcentration method in micellar electrokinetic chromatography (MEKC) for the determination of Strychnos alkaloids, namely strychnine and brucine, has been investigated in this work. After experimental optimizations, the best separation was achieved in 50 mmol l(-1) H3PO4 (pH 2.0) containing 100 mmol l(-1) SDS and acetonitrile in a ratio of 4:1 (v/v), with an applied voltage of -20 kV at 20 degrees C. The sample matrix consisted of 100 mmol l(-1) H3PO4 (pH 2.0), and sample introduction was performed at 0.5 psi for 270 s, with photodiode array detection at 203 nm. Compared with the conventional MEKC injection method, up to 100-fold improvement in concentration sensitivity was achieved in terms of peak height by using this sweeping injection technique. In the method, the compound berberine was used as the internal standard for the improvement of the experimental reproducibility. The calibration curve was linear over a range of 0.5-15 microg ml(-1) for both strychnine and brucine, with a correlation coefficient of 0.998 and 0.997, respectively. The detection limits (S/N=3:1) for strychnine and brucine were 0.05 and 0.07 microg ml(-1), respectively. The sweeping-MEKC method has been successfully applied to the analysis of strychnine and brucine in Strychnos nux-vomica L. and its Chinese medicinal preparations. PMID:17723477

  5. Comparative characterization of a recombinant Volvariella volvacea endoglucanase I (EG1) with its truncated catalytic core (EG1-CM), and their impact on the bio-treatment of cellulose-based fabrics.

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    Wu, Shufang; Ding, Shaojun; Zhou, Rui; Li, Zhongzheng

    2007-07-15

    Recombinant Volvariella volvacea endoglucanase 1 (EG1) and its catalytic module (EG1-CM) were obtained by expression in Pichia pastoris, purified by two-step chromatography, and the catalytic activities and binding capacities were compared. EG1 and EG1-CM exhibited very similar specific activities towards the soluble substrates carboxymethyl cellulose, lichenan and mannan, and insoluble H(3)PO(4) acid-swollen cellulose, whereas the specific activities of EG1-CM towards the insoluble substrates alpha-cellulose, Avicel and filter paper were approximately 58, 43 and 38%, respectively compared to EG1. No increase in reducing sugar release was detected in the reaction mixture supernatants after 50h exposure of filter paper, Avicel or alpha-cellulose to EG1-CM, whereas increases in the total reducing sugar equivalents (i.e. reducing sugar released into solution together with new reducing ends generated in the cellulosic substrates) in reaction mixtures were observed after 1h. In reaction mixtures containing EG1, soluble reducing sugar equivalents were detected in supernatants after 3h incubation with the insoluble cellulosic substrates. EG1-CM did not adsorb to Avicel, and the binding capacities of EG1-CM towards filter paper and H(3)PO(4) acid-swollen cellulose were 27.9-33.3% and 29.6-60.6%, respectively of values obtained with EG1 within the range of total added protein. In enzymatic deinking experiments, the ink removal rate in EG1-CM-treated samples was only slightly higher (approximately 8%), than that of untreated controls, whereas that of the EG1-treated samples was 100% higher. Bio-stoning of denim with EG1-CM resulted in increases of 48% and 40% in weight loss and indigo dye removal, respectively compared with untreated controls. These increases were considerably lower than the corresponding values of 219% and 133% obtained when samples were treated with EG1. PMID:17610980

  6. Boosting Proton Conductivity in Highly Robust 3D Inorganic Cationic Extended Frameworks through Ion Exchange with Dihydrogen Phosphate Anions.

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    Xiao, Chengliang; Wang, Yaxing; Chen, Lanhua; Yin, Xuemiao; Shu, Jie; Sheng, Daopeng; Chai, Zhifang; Albrecht-Schmitt, Thomas E; Wang, Shuao

    2015-12-01

    The limited long-term hydrolytic stability of rapidly emerging 3D-extended framework materials (MOFs, COFs, MOPs, etc.) is still one of major barriers for their practical applications as new solid-state electrolytes in fuel cells. To obtain hydrolytically stable materials, two H2 PO4 (-) -exchanged 3D inorganic cationic extended frameworks (CEFs) were successfully prepared by a facile anion-exchange method. Both anion-exchanged CEFs (YbO(OH)P and NDTBP) show significantly enhanced proton conductivity when compared with the original materials (YbO(OH)Cl and NDTB) with an increase of up to four orders-of-magnitude, reaching 2.36×10(-3) and 1.96×10(-2)  S cm(-1) at 98 % RH and 85 °C for YbO(OH)P and NDTBP, respectively. These values are comparable to the most efficient proton-conducting MOFs. In addition, these two anion-exchanged materials are stable in boiling water, which originates from the strong electrostatic interaction between the H2 PO4 (-) anion and the cationic host framework, showing a clear advance over all the acid-impregnated materials (H2 SO4 @MIL-101, H3 PO4 @MIL-101, and H3 PO4 @Tp-Azo) as practical solid-state fuel-cell electrolytes. This work offers a new general and efficient approach to functionalize 3D-extended frameworks through an anion-exchange process and achieves water-stability with ultra-high proton conductivity above 10(-2)  S cm(-1) . PMID:26489981

  7. Characterization and application of expanded graphite modified with phosphoric acid and glucose for the removal of Ni(II) from aqueous solution

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    Jiang, Li; Zhang, Jian; Xu, Xiaoli; Zhang, Jie; Liu, Hai; Guo, Zizhang; Kang, Yan; Li, Yiran; Xu, Jingtao

    2015-12-01

    Three kinds of modified expanded graphite (EG), impregnated with phosphoric acid (H3PO4) (P-EG), impregnated with glucose (G-EG), and impregnated with H3PO4 and glucose (G-P-EG), were prepared under a low temperature (150 °C). The adsorption capacity of G-P-EG (Qm = 7.016 mg/g) is much higher than original expanded graphite (EG Qm = 0.423 mg/g) and other two kinds of modified expanded graphite (P-EG Qm = 0.770 mg/g; G-EG Qm = 0.507 mg/g). The physicochemical properties of EG and G-P-EG were characterized by N2 adsorption/desorption, Boehm's titration and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS). EG exhibited higher values of BET surface area (11.357 m2/g) and total pore volume (0.0303 cm3/g) than that of G-P-EG (4.808 m3/g and 0.0109 cm3/g). However, the results of Bohm's titration and XPS showed that G-P-EG contained more surface oxygen-containing functional groups. The Ni(II) adsorption equilibrium data agreed well with the Langmuir model. And the experimental data of EG and G-P-EG fitted better by pseudo-second order model. Based on the results of batch adsorption experiments and XPS analysis, there were several possible mechanisms for Ni(II) adsorption on the G-P-EG, including chemical adsorption, cation exchange, electrostatic attraction and surface complication.

  8. Management of Post-orthodontic White Spot Lesions and Subsequent Enamel Discoloration with Two Microabrasion Techniques

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    Jahanbin, Arezoo; Ameri, Hamideh; Shahabi, Mostafa; Ghazi, Ala

    2015-01-01

    Statement of the Problem Demineralization of enamel adjacent to orthodontic appliances frequently occurs, commonly due to insufficient oral hygiene. Purpose The aim of this study was to compare two microabrasion techniques on improving the white spot lesions as well as subsequent enamel discoloration. Materials and Method Sixty extracted premolar teeth without caries and hypoplasia were selected for this study. White spot lesions were artificially induced on the buccal surface of each tooth. Teeth were randomly assigned to three treatment groups, each treated with pumice powder as the control, microabrasion with 18% HCl, and microabrasion with 37% H3PO4. Subsequently, the three groups were daily immersed for five minutes in a tea-coffee solution for a period of one week. Colorimetric evaluation was done before and after formation of white spot lesions, after microabrasion, and after immersion in the colored solution; then the color differences (∆E) were calculated. Statistical analysis was performed by multiple measurement analysis and the Tukey’s test. Results This study showed that ∆E between the stages of white spot formation and microabrasion for H3PO4 was more than other groups and for the pumice powder group it was less than the others. Furthermore, there was a significant difference between ∆E of the three study groups (p= 0.017). Additionally, ∆E after placing the teeth in the colored solution and microabrasion was the highest for the HCl group and the lowest for the pumice powder group. There was also a significant difference between the three groups (p= 0.000). Conclusion Pumice powder alone had similar effects as 18% HCl on removing the white spot lesions. Nevertheless, 18% HCl makes the enamel susceptible for subsequent color staining more than the other microabrasion methods. PMID:26106636

  9. A flexible all-inorganic fuel cell membrane with conductivity above Nafion, and durable operation at 150 °C

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    Ansari, Y.; Tucker, T. G.; Huang, W.; Klein, I. S.; Lee, S.-Y.; Yarger, J. L.; Angell, C. A.

    2016-01-01

    The search for fuel cell membranes has focused on carbon backbone polymers, among which Nafion seems to best survive the most severe of the degradation mechanisms - attack by peroxide radicals. Less attention has been given to inorganic membranes because of their generally inflexible nature and lower conductivity, though some SiO2-Nafion composites have shown improved properties. Nafion dominates, despite needing hydration, which then restricts operation to below 100 °C (so CO poisoning problems persist). Described herein is a low cost, flexible, and all-inorganic fiberglass reinforced gel membrane with conductivity exceeding that of Nafion at any temperature above 60 °C. Using Teflon fuel cells, maximum currents > 1 Acm-2 and OCV of 1.03 V at 150 °C are demonstrated. No detectable loss of cell potential was observed over 24 h during 50 mAcm-2 constant current operation at 120 °C while, at 150 °C and maximum power, the degradation rate is intermediate among other high conductivity H3PO4-PBI type membranes. The structure of the membrane is deduced, mainly from 29Si solid state-NMR. The -115 ppm resonance, which is extreme for Q4 Si(O) structures, identifies a zeolite-like SiO2 network, which is "floppy". 31P and 1H NMR establish nano-permeating H3PO4 as the source of the exceptional conductivity.

  10. Organometallic catalysts for primary phosphoric acid fuel cells

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    Walsh, Fraser

    1987-01-01

    A continuing effort by the U.S. Department of Energy to improve the competitiveness of the phosphoric acid fuel cell by improving cell performance and/or reducing cell cost is discussed. Cathode improvement, both in performance and cost, available through the use of a class of organometallic cathode catalysts, the tetraazaannulenes (TAAs), was investigated. A new mixed catalyst was identified which provides improved cathode performance without the need for the use of a noble metal. This mixed catalyst was tested under load for 1000 hr. in full cell at 160 to 200 C in phosphoric acid H3PO4, and was shown to provide stable performance. The mixed catalyst contains an organometallic to catalyze electroreduction of oxygen to hydrogen peroxide and a metal to catalyze further electroreduction of the hydrogen peroxide to water. Cathodes containing an exemplar mixed catalyst (e.g., Co bisphenyl TAA/Mn) operate at approximately 650 mV vs DHE in 160 C, 85% H3PO4 with oxygen as reactant. In developing this mixed catalyst, a broad spectrum of TAAs were prepared, tested in half-cell and in a rotating ring-disk electrode system. TAAs found to facilitate the production of hydrogen peroxide in electroreduction were shown to be preferred TAAs for use in the mixed catalyst. Manganese (Mn) was identified as a preferred metal because it is capable of catalyzing hydrogen peroxide electroreduction, is lower in cost and is of less strategic importance than platinum, the cathode catalyst normally used in the fuel cell.

  11. Mechanism of Efficient Proton Conduction in Diphosphoric Acid Elucidated via First-Principles Simulation and NMR.

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    Krueger, Rachel A; Vil?iauskas, Linas; Melchior, Jan-Patrick; Bester, Gabriel; Kreuer, Klaus-Dieter

    2015-12-31

    Diphosphoric acid (H4P2O7) is the first condensation product of phosphoric acid (H3PO4), the compound with the highest intrinsic proton conductivity in the liquid state. It exists at higher temperature (T > 200 C) and lower relative humidity (RH ? 0.01%) and shows significant ionic conductivity under these conditions. In this work, ab initio molecular dynamics simulations of a pure H4P2O7 model system and NMR spectroscopy on nominal H4P2O7 (which contains significant amounts of ortho- and triphosphoric acid in thermodynamic equilibrium) were performed to reveal the nature and underlying mechanisms of the ionic conductivity. The central oxygen of the molecule is found to be excluded from any hydrogen bonding, which has two interesting consequences: (i) compared to H3PO4, the acidity of H4P2O7 is severely increased, and (ii) the condensation reaction only leads to a minor decrease in hydrogen bond network frustration, which is thought to be one of the features enabling high proton conductivity. A topological analysis of diphosphoric acid's hydrogen bond network shows remarkable similarities to that of phosphonic acid (H3PO3). The hydrogen bonding facilitates protonic polarization fluctuations (Zundel polarization) extending over several molecules (Grotthuss chains), the other important ingredient for efficient structural diffusion of protons. At T = 160 C, this is estimated to make a conductivity contribution of about 0.1 S/cm, which accounts for half of the total ionic conductivity (? ? 0.2 S/cm). The other half is suggested to result from diffusion of charged phosphate species (vehicle mechanism) that are present in high concentration, resembling conduction in ionic liquids. PMID:26633234

  12. Scalable synthesis of hierarchically structured carbon nanotube-graphene fibres for capacitive energy storage.

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    Yu, Dingshan; Goh, Kunli; Wang, Hong; Wei, Li; Jiang, Wenchao; Zhang, Qiang; Dai, Liming; Chen, Yuan

    2014-07-01

    Micro-supercapacitors are promising energy storage devices that can complement or even replace batteries in miniaturized portable electronics and microelectromechanical systems. Their main limitation, however, is the low volumetric energy density when compared with batteries. Here, we describe a hierarchically structured carbon microfibre made of an interconnected network of aligned single-walled carbon nanotubes with interposed nitrogen-doped reduced graphene oxide sheets. The nanomaterials form mesoporous structures of large specific surface area (396 m(2) g(-1)) and high electrical conductivity (102 S cm(-1)). We develop a scalable method to continuously produce the fibres using a silica capillary column functioning as a hydrothermal microreactor. The resultant fibres show a specific volumetric capacity as high as 305 F cm(-3) in sulphuric acid (measured at 73.5 mA cm(-3) in a three-electrode cell) or 300 F cm(-3) in polyvinyl alcohol (PVA)/H(3)PO(4) electrolyte (measured at 26.7 mA cm(-3) in a two-electrode cell). A full micro-supercapacitor with PVA/H(3)PO(4) gel electrolyte, free from binder, current collector and separator, has a volumetric energy density of ∼6.3 mWh cm(-3) (a value comparable to that of 4 V-500 µAh thin-film lithium batteries) while maintaining a power density more than two orders of magnitude higher than that of batteries, as well as a long cycle life. To demonstrate that our fibre-based, all-solid-state micro-supercapacitors can be easily integrated into miniaturized flexible devices, we use them to power an ultraviolet photodetector and a light-emitting diode. PMID:24813695

  13. Scalable synthesis of hierarchically structured carbon nanotube-graphene fibres for capacitive energy storage

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    Yu, Dingshan; Goh, Kunli; Wang, Hong; Wei, Li; Jiang, Wenchao; Zhang, Qiang; Dai, Liming; Chen, Yuan

    2014-07-01

    Micro-supercapacitors are promising energy storage devices that can complement or even replace batteries in miniaturized portable electronics and microelectromechanical systems. Their main limitation, however, is the low volumetric energy density when compared with batteries. Here, we describe a hierarchically structured carbon microfibre made of an interconnected network of aligned single-walled carbon nanotubes with interposed nitrogen-doped reduced graphene oxide sheets. The nanomaterials form mesoporous structures of large specific surface area (396 m2 g-1) and high electrical conductivity (102 S cm-1). We develop a scalable method to continuously produce the fibres using a silica capillary column functioning as a hydrothermal microreactor. The resultant fibres show a specific volumetric capacity as high as 305 F cm-3 in sulphuric acid (measured at 73.5 mA cm-3 in a three-electrode cell) or 300 F cm-3 in polyvinyl alcohol (PVA)/H3PO4 electrolyte (measured at 26.7 mA cm-3 in a two-electrode cell). A full micro-supercapacitor with PVA/H3PO4 gel electrolyte, free from binder, current collector and separator, has a volumetric energy density of ~6.3 mWh cm-3 (a value comparable to that of 4 V-500 µAh thin-film lithium batteries) while maintaining a power density more than two orders of magnitude higher than that of batteries, as well as a long cycle life. To demonstrate that our fibre-based, all-solid-state micro-supercapacitors can be easily integrated into miniaturized flexible devices, we use them to power an ultraviolet photodetector and a light-emitting diode.

  14. Prevention of hydrolysable tannin toxicity in goats fed Clidemia hirta by calcium hydroxide supplementation.

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    Murdiati, T B; McSweeney, C S; Campbell, R S; Stoltz, D S

    1990-10-01

    Although plants containing hydrolysable tannins can be hepatotoxic, such poisoning has not been reported in Indonesia despite the presence of these plants. In order to determine the hepatotoxic potential of Indonesian plants, goats were intoxicated experimentally with the Indonesian plant Climedia hirta (harendong), which contained 19% hydrolysable tannin. The prophylactic effect of Ca(OH)2 supplementation on the disease was also examined. Two groups of goats were fed for 28 days with grain-based pellets containing 50% harendong leaf or 50% harendong leaf + 8% Ca(OH)2. Two control groups were fed similar pellets containing 50% of the non-toxic elephant grass (Pennisetum purpureum) with and without 8% Ca(OH)2. Serum enzymes indicative of liver damage were monitored during the experiment and histopathological examination of selected tissues was done at the conclusion of the experiment. In goats given unsupplemented harendong pellets there was a significant increase in aspartate aminotransferase and glutamate dehydrogenase from 50.2 and 20.6 U l-1 to 219.6 and 63.3 U l-1, respectively. These changes were associated with moderate to severe nuclear plemorphism, vacuolation and megalocytosis of hepatocytes and deposits of brown pigment in the Kupffer cells. There was also nephrosis of the renal convoluted tubules and collecting ducts, abomasitis and enteritis. Biochemical and histological changes were reduced significantly in the harendong + Ca(OH)2 group and virtually absent from control groups. It is concluded that hydrolysable tannins in harendong leaf are hepato- and nephrotoxic and associated with gastroenteritis, but that poisoning may be ameliorated by Ca(OH)2 supplementation. PMID:2254583

  15. A Comparative Analysis of Antimicrobial Property of Wine and Ozone with Calcium Hydroxide and Chlorhexidine

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    Ebenezar, A. V. Rajesh; Anand, Nirupa; Mary, A.Vinita; Mony, Bejoy

    2015-01-01

    Background The antibacterial properties of wine and ozone have been established but their antibacterial efficacies against endodontic pathogens are yet to be ascertained. Aim The purpose of this study is to comparatively evaluate the antibacterial property of ozonated water, white wine (14%) and de-alcoholised white wine. Materials and Methods S.mutans and E.faecalis were subcultured and inoculated in a nutrient broth for 24 hours. The following groups were formulated: Group 1A:2% Chlorhexidine (Control group); Group 1B:White wine; Group 1C:Dealcoholised white wine; Group 1D:Ozonated water; Group 2A: Ca(OH)2 + Chlorhexidine (Control group); Group 2B: White wine + Ca(OH)2; Group 2C:De-alcoholised White wine + Ca(OH)2 + chlorhexidine; Group 2D:White wine + Ca(OH)2 + chlorhexidine and group 2E: Dealcoholised white wine + Ca(OH)2 + chlorhexidine. The samples were allowed to diffuse into the culture medium for two hours, later the S. mutans were streaked on to the blood agar medium and the E. faecalis were streaked on to the Muller Hilton agar medium and incubated for 48 hours at 370C the zone of inhibition was measured after 48 hours. Results There was no growth of microorganisms seen with ozonated water. Chlorhexidine showed large zone of inhibition compared to the other groups. White wine has better antimicrobial property than de-alcoholised white wine, but when mixed with calcium hydroxide the dealcoholised white wine has better action against the microorganisms. Conclusion Ozonated water has the best antibacterial property and the antibacterial action of Calcium hydroxide is enhanced when it is mixed with de-alcoholised white wine. PMID:26266206

  16. Removal of oxyanions from synthetic wastewater via carbonation process of calcium hydroxide: applied and fundamental aspects.

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    Montes-Hernandez, G; Concha-Lozano, N; Renard, F; Quirico, E

    2009-07-30

    Removal of oxyanions (selenite, selenate, arsenate, phosphate and nitrate) during calcite formation was experimentally studied using aqueous carbonation of calcium hydroxide under moderate pressure (P(CO2) congruent with 20 bar) and temperature (30 degrees C). The effects of Ca(OH)(2) dose (10 and 20 g), Ca(OH)(2) source (commercial pure material or alkaline paper mill waste) and oxyanion initial concentration (from 0 to 70 mg atom/L) were investigated for this anisobaric gas-liquid-solid system. The Ca(OH)(2) carbonation reaction allowed successfully the removal of selenite (>90%), arsenate (>78%) and phosphate (congruent with 100%) from synthetic solutions. Conversely, nitrate and selenate had not any physicochemical affinity/effect during calcite formation. The rate of CO(2) transfer during calcite formation in presence of oxyanions was equal or slower than for an oxyanion-free system, allowing to define a retarding kinetic factor RF that can vary between 0 (no retarding effect) to 1 (total inhibition). For selenite and phosphate RF was quite high, close to 0.3. A small retarding effect was detected for arsenate (RF approximately 0.05) and no retarding effect was detected for selenate and nitrate (RF approximately 0). In general, RF depends on the oxyanion initial concentration, oxyanion nature and Ca(OH)(2) dose. The presence of oxyanions could also influence the crystal morphology and aggregation/agglomeration process. For example, a c-axis elongation of calcite crystals was clearly observed at the equilibrium, for calcite formation in presence of selenite and phosphate. The oxyanions removal process proposed herein was inspired on the common physicochemical treatment of wastewater using calcium hydroxide (Ca(OH)(2)). The particularity, for this novel method is the simultaneous calcium hydroxide carbonation with compressed carbon dioxide in order to stabilise the solid matter. This economical and ecological method could allow the removal of various oxyanions as well as the ex situ mineral sequestration of CO(2); particularly, when the Ca(OH)(2) source comes from alkaline solid waste. PMID:19135792

  17. Increased digestibility of bagasse by pretreatment with alkalis and steam explosion

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    Playne, M.J.

    1984-01-01

    Alkali treatment and steam explosion of bagasse were investigated in order to develop economical and effective methods of increasing the digestibility of bagasse. The treated bagasse was to be used as a substrate for the production of volatile fatty acids by anaerobic acidogenic bacteria. The alkalis examined were NaOH, NH3 (aqueous), NaOH + NH3, Ca(OH)2, and Ca(OH)2 + Na2CO3, at ambient temperature and in combination with steam explosion at 200 degrees C, 6.9 MPa, and 5 min cooking times. Digestibilities of up to 733 g organic matter (OM)/kg bagasse dry matter (DM) were obtained for bagasse treated with NaOH and Ca(OH)2 + Na2CO3; less than 430 g OM was obtained for bagasse treated with aqueous NH3; and up to 724 g OM was obtained for bagasse treated with Ca(OH)2. This digestibility was only achieved by using high concentrations of Ca(OH)2, i.e., 180-300 g/kg bagasse. Steam explosion increased the digestibility of bagasse up to 740 g OM in the presence of alkali but only to 610 g OM in the absence of alkali. The digestibility of bagasse without pretreatment was 190 g OM/kg bagasse DM. More than one-half the hemicellulose present was solubilized by pretreatment. The composition of the liquid fraction of steam-exploded material was examined and contained mainly xylose monomers and oligomers (112 g/kg original bagasse DM) and acetic acid (33 g/kg original DM). The relative costs of the alkalis used were obtained for the United States, Australia, and Europe. Lime (Ca(OH)2) was the least expensive alkali per unit of additional digestible OM obtained. Ammonia was the most expensive alkali to use, except in the United States where the difference in its cost relative to other alkalis was smaller. However, ammonia provides organic nitrogen for microbial growth, and could be recycled. With acidogenic fermentations, alkali is able to double as a neutralizing agent during fermentation.

  18. The generation of HCl in the system NaCl-KCl-H{sub 2}O-quartz at 600{degrees}C: Implications regarding HCl in natural systems at lower temperatures

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    Fournier, Robert O.; Thompson, J. Michael

    1993-01-28

    In experiments at 600C in the system NaCI-KCI-H2O, within the analytical uncertainty, stoichiometric quantities of Cl and total alkali metals (Na+K) appear to dissolve in steam coexisting with chloride-rich brine at high pressures in the absence of solid salt. In contrast, at lower pressures, where steam coexists with precipitated salts, significant excess chloride as associated hydrogen chloride (HCI) dissolves in steam. The HCI appears to be generated by the reaction of solid NaCl(s) (halite) with steam, producing solid NaOH(s) that diffuses into halite, forming a solid solution. Where HCI is present highly associated NaOH as well as associated NaCI appear to dissolve in steam, and the solubility of each is increased as the mole fraction of NaOH(s) in halite increases. In our quasi-static experiments, compared to dynamic flow-through experiments of others, higher initial ratios of H2O/NaCI have resulted in higher mole fractions of NaOH(s) in solid solution in halite and, accordingly, higher solubilities of NaCI" and NaOH" dissolved in steam. Addition of quartz to the system NaCI-KCI-H2O results in the formation of sodium disilicate by reaction of silica with NaOH(s) and an order of magnitude increase in the concentration of HCl dissolved in steam. In natural hydrothermal systems at lower temperatures where brine or brine plus steam are present in the absence of precipitated salt, the pH of the brine is controlled mainly by base exchange reactions involving a variety of silicates that fix Na+/H+ and K+/H+ activity ratios. Where feldspars are present pH values generally are near neutral. Where mica, but no feldspar is present pH values may become only moderately acid. High acidity in salt-absent brine systems occurs only where all feldspars and mica have been altered to other minerals (generally pyrophyllite/ kaolinite or alunite). The situation changes significantly when salt precipitates. Hydrolysis produces HCI by the reaction of water with NaCl when halite is present. The NaOH(s) that is produced as a byproduct is likely to react with quartz plus various alumino-silicates, producing a variety of alteration products and allowing steam to become greatly enriched in HCl compared to the composition of steam that is attained in the simple system NaCI-KCI-H2O with halite present. Also, when a natural high-temperature hydrothermal system changes from one in which the pore fluid is brine to one in which the pore fluid is dry steam there is a drastic change in Na+/H+ and K+/H+ activity ratios in the pore fluid because the hydrogen ions that were predominantly dissociated species in the brine become predominantly associated species in steam. The net result is the stabilization of alkali feldspars in contact with steam that may contain appreciable HCI that is produced by the reaction of precipitated salt with the steam.

  19. Finding of a KCl-independent, electrogenic, and ATP-driven H+-pumping activity in rat light gastric membranes and its effect on the membrane K+ transport activity.

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    Im, W B; Blakeman, D P; Davis, J P

    1986-09-01

    Resting rat light gastric membranes prepared through 2H2O and Percoll gradient centrifugations were enriched not only with (H+-K+)-ATPase and K+ transport activity (Im, W. B., Blakeman, D. P., and Davis, J. P. (1985) J. Biol. Chem. 260, 9452-9460), but also with a K+-independent, ATP-dependent H+-pumping activity. This intravesicular acidification has been ascribed to an oligomycin-insensitive H+-ATPase which differed from (H+-K+)-ATPase in several respects. The H+-ATPase is electrogenic, apparently of lower capacity, required a lower optimal ATP concentration (4 microM for the H+-ATPase and 500 microM for (H+-K+)-ATPase), of lower sensitivity to vanadate and sulfhydryl agents such as p-chloromercuribenzoate and N-ethylmaleimide, and insensitive to SCH 28,080, a known competitive inhibitor of (H+-K+)-ATPase with respect to K+. Operation of the H+-ATPase, however, appeared to interfere with the K+ transport activity in the light gastric membranes, probably through development of intravesicular positive membrane potential; for example, micromolar levels of Mg2+-ATP fully inhibited K+ uptake and stimulated K+ efflux as measured with 86Rb+. Involvement of (H+-K+)-ATPase in the K+ transport is not likely, since the inhibitory effect of Mg2+-ATP continued even after removal of the nucleotide with an ATP-scavenging system. Moreover, nigericin, an electroneutral H+/K+ exchanger, could bypass the inhibitory effect of Mg2+-ATP and equilibrate the membrane vesicles with 86Rb+ while valinomycin, an electrogenic K+ ionophore, could not. Finally, the H+-ATPase could possibly be involved in the acid secretory process, since its H+-pumping activity was removed from the light gastric membrane fraction upon carbachol treatment, along with the K+ transport and (H+-K+)-ATPase activities. We have speculated that the H+-ATPase is responsible for maintaining the K+-permeable intracellular membrane vesicles acidic and K+ free during the resting state of acid secretion and may contribute to basal acid secretion. PMID:2875068

  20. Phase relations in the system NaCl-KCl-H2O II: Differential thermal analysis of the halite liquidus in the NaCl-H2O binary above 450c

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    Gunter, W.D.; Chou, I.-Ming; Girsperger, Sven

    1983-01-01

    The solubility of halite can be expressed as a function of the mole-fractional-based activity of NaCl in the liquid phase (L) in temperature (T, K) and pressure (P, bars) InOur liquidus data (based on 10 compositions) above 500 bars for these brines were combined with this equation to generate activity coefficients of NaCl which were fit within their experimental uncertainties to the following one parameter Margules equation In. Concentrated solutions of NaCl show negative deviations from ideality which rapidly increase in magnitude with decreasingXNaCl.