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Bioavailability and accumulation of trace elements in soils and plants of a highly contaminated estuary (Domingo Rubio tidal channel, SW Spain)

Authors: Madejón, P; Burgos, P; Murillo, JM; Cabrera, F; Madejón, E (In Press) Environmental Geochemistry and Health. HERO ID: 928969

[Less] The Domingo Rubio tidal channel (Palos de la Frontera, Huelva, Spain) is an estuary located in the mouth . . . [More] The Domingo Rubio tidal channel (Palos de la Frontera, Huelva, Spain) is an estuary located in the mouth of the Tinto River. The estuary is affected by different sources of pollution (waters of the Tinto River, contaminated with trace elements from the Iberian Pyrite belt, and effluent from the Huelva chemical industrial area). Soil and the most frequent plant species were collected in 2004 and 2006 at six different locations on the estuary. In general, N-Kjedahl, Total Organic Carbon values, salinity and contamination (total trace elements up to 1,000 mg kg(-1) As, 6 mg kg(-1) Cd, 2,500 mg kg(-1) Cu, 1,900 mg kg(-1) Pb and 1,300 mg kg(-1) Zn) tended to increase downstream of the tidal channel. Soil biochemical properties were not negatively affected either by the high salinity or by trace element contamination. Despite the high values of the trace elements, analysed plant samples showed that Cu was the only metal that could be a serious risk for the food chain.

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Hemimellitene (1,2,3-trimethylbenzene) in the liver, lung, kidney, and blood, and dimethylbenzoic acid isomers in the liver, lung, kidney and urine of rats after single and repeated inhalation exposure to hemimellitene

Authors: Świercz, R; Majcherek, W; Wąsowicz, W (2016) International Journal of Occupational Medicine and Environmental Health 29:113-128. HERO ID: 3044616

[Less] OBJECTIVES: The aim of the study has been to explore hemimellitene distribution in blood, liver, lung . . . [More] OBJECTIVES: The aim of the study has been to explore hemimellitene distribution in blood, liver, lung and kidney as well as toxicokinetics of its elimination from blood of rats after single and repeated inhalation exposure to this compound. Tissue distribution and excretion with urine of 2-dimethylbenzoic acids (2,3-DMBA and 2,6-DMBA) were also evaluated.

MATERIAL AND METHODS: Male outbred IMP:WIST rats were used in the experiment. The animals were exposed to hemimellitene vapors at the nominal concentration of 25 ppm, 100 ppm, and 250 ppm in the dynamic inhalation chambers for 6 h for single exposure purpose and for 4 weeks (6 h/day for 5 day/week) for repeated exposure purposes.

RESULTS: Significantly lower concentrations of hemimellitene were detected in the blood and tissues of animals after repeated inhalation exposure of animals to hemimellitene vapors, which points to reduced retention of the chemical in the lungs of the experimental rats. The trend of hemimellitene elimination from the blood depended solely on exposure intensity, irrespective of exposure time, both after single and repeated exposure. As regards the 2 determined hemimellitene metabolites, the major trend of the metabolic transformation involved formation of 2,3-DMBA.

CONCLUSIONS: The significantly higher urinary 2,3-DMBA concentration after repeated exposure shows that hemimellitene induces enzymatic processes in the rat.

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Emission reduction potential in a light-duty diesel engine fueled by JP-8

Authors: Lee, J; Lee, J; Chu, S; Choi, H; Min, K (2015) HERO ID: 3017974

[Less] In this research, the effects of EGR (exhaust gas recirculation) and multiple injection strategy with . . . [More] In this research, the effects of EGR (exhaust gas recirculation) and multiple injection strategy with two pilots on the emissions and combustion characteristics of JP-8 fueled light-duty diesel engine were systemically investigated. Also, the potential of reducing NOx (nitrogen oxides) and PM (particulate matter) emissions with JP-8 in a light-duty diesel engine was evaluated. To understand the combustion phenomenon of JP-8, two different injection modes (single injection and multiple injection with two pilots) were applied. Under the single injection mode, the difference in the ignition delay between using JP-8 and diesel fuel became clear. Differently, under multiple injections with two pilots, the ignition delays of both cases were nearly the same due to the higher in the cylinder temperature cause by the combustion of the pilot injections. Finally, under multiple injection mode, more EGR (exhaust gas recirculation) could be applied to JP-8 combustion than in conventional diesel combustion while maintaining the same mass fraction burned 50% (MFB 50) to attain the same fuel conversion efficiency. As a result, NOx and PM emissions could be reduced by half when using JP-8 without decreasing the fuel conversion efficiency. (C) 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

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Effect of Cetane Improver on Combustion and Emission Characteristics of Coal-Derived Sasol Isomerized Paraffinic Kerosene in a Single Cylinder Diesel Engine

Authors: Zheng, Z; Joshi, U; Henein, N; Sattler, E (2015) HERO ID: 2953943

[Less] Sasol isomerized paraffinic kerosene (IPK) is a coal-derived synthetic fuel under consideration as a . . . [More] Sasol isomerized paraffinic kerosene (IPK) is a coal-derived synthetic fuel under consideration as a blending stock with JP-8 for use in military ground vehicles. Since Sasol IPK is a low ignition quality fuel with derived cetane number (DCN) of 31, there is a need to improve its ignition quality. This paper investigates the effect of adding different amounts of Lubrizol 8090 cetane improver to Sasol IPK on increasing its DCN. The experimental investigation was conducted in a single cylinder research type diesel engine. The engine is equipped with a common rail injection system and an open engine control unit. Experiments covered different injection pressures and intake air temperatures. Analysis of test results was made to determine the effect of cetane improver percentage in the coal-derived Sasol IPK blend on auto-ignition, combustion and emissions of carbon monoxide (CO), total unburned hydrocarbon (HC), oxides of nitrogen (NOx), and particulate matter (PM). In addition, the effect of cetane improver on the apparent activation energy of the global auto-ignition reactions was determined.

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Aerobic oxidation of p-cresols to 4-hydroxy benzaldehydes catalyzed by cobaltous chloride/NHPI/salen-Cu(II) catalytic system

Authors: Ma, W; Zhang, Y; Li, X; Zhao, J (2015) HERO ID: 3044703

[Less] Oxidation of 2-methoxy-p-cresol, p-cresol, 2-bromo-p-cresol to their corresponding 4-hydroxybenzaldehydes . . . [More] Oxidation of 2-methoxy-p-cresol, p-cresol, 2-bromo-p-cresol to their corresponding 4-hydroxybenzaldehydes with atmospheric molecular oxygen as oxidant and a combination of cobaltous chloride and N-hydroxyphthalimide (NHPI) as catalyst in methanol has been investigated for the first time. The results indicated that the reaction progress was related to the substituents in the structures of the substrates: the electron-donating group methoxy favors the aerobic reaction but the electron-withdrawing group Br is detrimental to the reaction. The introduction of salen-Cu(II) complexes as the third component into the cobaltous chloride/NHPI catalytic system can considerably improve the aerobic oxidation of p-cresol and 2-brom-p-cresol to the corresponding 4-hydroxybenzaldes.

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The Acidity of the HBr/AlBr3 System: Stabilization of Crystalline Protonated Arenes and Their Acidity in Bromoaluminate Ionic Liquids

Authors: Scholz, F; Himmel, D; Eisele, Lea; Unkrig, W; Martens, A; Schlueter, P; Krossing, I (2015) Chemistry: A European Journal 21:7489-7502. HERO ID: 2896631

[Less] Bulk protonated mesitylene, toluene, and benzene bromoaluminate salts were stabilized and characterized . . . [More] Bulk protonated mesitylene, toluene, and benzene bromoaluminate salts were stabilized and characterized in the superacidic system HBr/nAlBr(3) with NMR spectroscopy and X-ray analysis of [HC6H3(CH3)(3)](+)[AlBr4](-) (1), [HC6H5(CH3)](+)[AlBr4](-) (2), and [C6H7](+)[Al2Br7](-)center dot C6H6 (3). Protonation attempts in bromoaluminate ILs led to a complete protonation of mesitylene, and a protonation degree of up to 15% for toluene in the IL BMP+[Al2Br7](-). Benzene could only be protonated in the more acidic IL BMP+[Al3Br10](-), with a degree of 25 %. Protonation attempts on aromatics provide evidence that the bromoaluminate ILs tolerate superacidic environments. On the basis of the absolute Bronsted acidity scale, quantum chemical calculations confirmed the superacidic properties, and rank the acidities in ILs down to a pH(abs) value of 164 with an error of less than one pH unit compared with experimental findings. The neat AlBr3/HBr system even may reach acidities down to pH(abs) 163.

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Ignition delay times of conventional and alternative fuels behind reflected shock waves

Authors: Zhu, Y; Li, S; Davidson, DF; Hanson, RK (2015) HERO ID: 2896779

[Less] The auto-ignition characteristics of two distillate jet fuels and fifteen alternative fuels (including . . . [More] The auto-ignition characteristics of two distillate jet fuels and fifteen alternative fuels (including fuel blends) were investigated using shock-tube/laser-absorption methods. Ignition delay times were measured behind reflected shock waves over a range of temperatures, 1047-1520 K, and equivalence ratios, 0.25-2.2, in two pressure and mixture regimes: for fuel/air mixtures at 2.07-8.27 atm, and for fuel/4% oxygen(O-2)/ argon(Ar) mixtures at 15.9-44.0 atm. In both pressure ranges, the ignition delay times of the alternative fuels and the blends with conventional fuels were found to be similar to those of conventional fuels but with some small systematic differences manifesting the different fuel types. In particular, for alternative aviation fuels, alcohol-to-jet fuels were found to be generally less reactive than Fischer-Tropsch paraffinic kerosenes or hydro-processed renewable jet fuels. Comparisons were also made of the ignition delay time data with detailed kinetic modeling for selected fuels. These comparisons show that existing multi-component surrogate/mechanism combinations can successfully predict the behavior of these fuels over the conditions studied. For those fuels lacking kinetic models, the current ignition delay time measurements provide useful target data for development and validation of relevant surrogate mixtures and reaction mechanisms. (C) 2014 The Combustion Institute. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

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Refractive indices of binary mixtures of 1-iodobutane with aromatic hydrocarbons

Authors: Sharma, S; Thakkar, K; Patel, P; Makwana, M (2015) HERO ID: 2897096

[Less] The refractive index (n(D)) of pure 1-iodobutane, benzene, toluene, o-xylene, in-xylene, p-xylene, mesitylene . . . [More] The refractive index (n(D)) of pure 1-iodobutane, benzene, toluene, o-xylene, in-xylene, p-xylene, mesitylene and those of their binary mixtures with 1-iodobutane as a common component has been measured over the entire composition range expressed by mole fraction (x(1)) experimentally at temperature 303.15, 308.15, and 313.15 K. From the experimental data, deviation in refractive index (Delta n(D)) has been calculated and fitted to Redlich-Kister polynomial equation. The deviation parameters were plotted against mole fraction of the 1-iodobutane over whole composition range. The observed positive values of deviation parameters have been explained on the basis of the intermolecular interactions present in these mixtures. A comparative study of mixing rules namely Arago and Biot, Dale and Gladstone, Lorentz and Lorenz, Eykman, Weiner, Heller, Newton, Oster and Eyring-John has been carried out to test their validity for these binaries over entire mole fraction of 1-iodobutane at three temperatures. Comparison of various mixing rules has been expressed in terms of average deviation.

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Synthesis, characterization and applications of vinyl functionalized N-heterocyclic carbene supported ruthenium(II) derivatives

Authors: Suresh, P; Munisamy, V; Prabusankar, G (2015) HERO ID: 2899377

[Less] New ruthenium(II) N-heterocyclic carbene complexes of the general formula [ArCH2(VIm)RuCl2(p-cymene)] . . . [More] New ruthenium(II) N-heterocyclic carbene complexes of the general formula [ArCH2(VIm)RuCl2(p-cymene)] (VIm = vinylimidazole; Ar = mesitylene (5) or napthalene (6)) are obtained from the transmetallation reaction between [MesCH(2)(VIm)AgBr] (Mes = mesitylene (3)) or [NpCH2(VIm)AgCl] (Np = napthalene (4)) and [(p-cymene)RuCl2](2). The silver carbene complexes (3) and (4) are synthesized from the direct reaction between the corresponding pi-functionalized imidazolium salts, [MesCH(2)(VIm)Br] (1) or [NpCH2(VIm)Cl] (2), with silver oxide in good yield. The compounds (1), (2), (5) and (6) are characterized by elemental analysis, FT-lR and multinuclear (H-1 and C-13) NMR spectroscopy. Furthermore, ligand (1) is characterized by single crystal X-ray diffraction technique. The coordination mode and possible olefin-Ru pi-interaction in (5) and (6) are investigated. The complexes (5) and (6) are stable and soluble in dichloromethane and chloroform.Compounds (5) and (6) are catalytically active towards the hydrogen transfer reactions.

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Dermal uptake of petroleum substances

Authors: Jakasa, I; Kezic, S; Boogaard, PJ (2015) HERO ID: 2895903

[Less] Petroleum products are complex substances comprising varying amounts of linear and branched alkanes, . . . [More] Petroleum products are complex substances comprising varying amounts of linear and branched alkanes, alkenes, cycloalkanes, and aromatics which may penetrate the skin at different rates. For proper interpretation of toxic hazard data, understanding their percutaneous absorption is of paramount importance.

The extent and significance of dermal absorption of eight petroleum substances, representing different classes of hydrocarbons, was evaluated. Literature data on the steady-state flux and permeability coefficient of these substances were evaluated and compared to those predicted by mathematical models.

Reported results spanned over 5-6 orders of magnitude and were largely dependent on experimental conditions in particular on the type of the vehicle used. In general, aromatic hydrocarbons showed higher dermal absorption than more lipophilic aliphatics with similar molecular weight. The results showed high variation and were largely influenced by experimental conditions emphasizing the need of performing the experiments under "in use" scenario. The predictive models overestimated experimental absorption. The overall conclusion is that, based on the observed percutaneous penetration data, dermal exposure to petroleum hydrocarbons, even of aromatics with highest dermal absorption is limited and highly unlikely to be associated with health risks under real use scenarios. (C) 2015 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.