Clean technology for synchronous sequestration of charged organic micro-pollutant onto microwave-assisted hybrid clay materials.

Clean technology for synchronous sequestration of charged organic micro-pollutant onto microwave-assisted hybrid clay materials. Environ Sci Pollut Res Int. 2020 Jan 11;: Authors: Bayode AA, Agunbiade FO, Omorogie MO, Moodley R, Bodede O, Unuabonah EI Abstract The Sustainable Development Goal 6 (SDG #6) of the United Nations (UN) is hinged on the provision, availability, and sustainability of water for the global populace by 2030. In a bid to achieve this goal, the quest to seek for ubiquitous and low-cost adsorbents to treat effluents laden with industrial dyes, such as methylene blue (MB), is on the increase in recent years. Acute exposure of humans to (MB) dye causes cyanosis, necrosis, and jaundice and even leads to death. In this research, zinc-modified hybrid clay composite adsorbent (materials from kaolinite and biomass (crushed Carica papaya seeds and/or plantain peel)) was developed via microwave route. This adsorbent was characterized using field emission scanning electron microscopy (FE-SEM), Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy, energy-dispersive X-ray (EDX), and high-resolution transmission electron microscopy (HR-TEM). These characterization techniques confirmed the success achieved in doping hybrid clay with Zn. These adsorbents were used to sequester cationic dye (MB) from aqueous solutions and textile effluent under various experimental conditions. The adsorption and desorption data obtained were analyzed using various kin...
Source: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Environ Sci Pollut Res Int Source Type: research

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Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
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Source: Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Scand J Gastroenterol Source Type: research
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Authors: Tringali A, Boškoski I, Costamagna G Abstract Hilar cholangiocarcinoma (HCCA) involves a complex anatomical region where bile ducts, arteries, and veins create a complex network. HCCA can lead to biliary strictures at the main hepatic confluence, involving the right and left radicles. Endoscopic drainage of jaundiced patients with HCCA is challenging and carries a high risk of infective complications. HCCA needs a careful multidisciplinary evaluation to assess the indication and purposes (preoperative/palliative) of the biliary drainage. Biliary drainage in HCCA needs to be planned by magnetic reson...
Source: Gastroenterology Research and Practice - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterol Res Pract Source Type: research
Authors: Sánchez Fernández MJ, Sánchez Melgarejo JF, Pérez Fernández A Abstract With regard to the article published in your journal by Konstantinos Tsalis et al on Klatskin-mimicking lesions, we recently diagnosed a neuroendocrine tumor (NET) in the proximal biliary tract of a 78-year-old female with obstructive jaundice manifestations. A chest-abdomen-pelvis CT scan identified infiltrating ductal cholangiocarcinoma (Klatskin tumor, type IV in the Bismuth-Corlette classification with cT2N1 staging) and a liver mass in segment IV. PMID: 31696723 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Revista Espanola de Enfermedades Digestivas - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Rev Esp Enferm Dig Source Type: research
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Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
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Source: Annals of Medicine and Surgery - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
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