A solid substrate based on clay minerals for sampling organic liquids in molecular LIBS analysis
J. Anal. At. Spectrom., 2024, Advance Article DOI: 10.1039/D3JA00442B, Technical NoteLayla P. Santos, Jos é F. Q. Pereira, Ivo M. Raimundo A clay mineral substrate based on a mixture of bentonite and sepiolite allows the direct molecular LIBS analysis of flammable liquids, such as toluene, gasoline and diesel. To cite this article before page numbers are assigned, use the DOI form of citation above. The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry (Source: RSC - J. Anal. At. Spectrom. latest articles)
Source: RSC - J. Anal. At. Spectrom. latest articles - February 29, 2024 Category: Chemistry Authors: Layla P. Santos Source Type: research

Contribution by Giant petrels and Brown skuas to soil phosphatization in Harmony Point - Maritime Antarctica
An Acad Bras Cienc. 2024 Feb 26;96(suppl 2):e20230529. doi: 10.1590/0001-3765202420230529. eCollection 2024.ABSTRACTThis research was conducted for the purpose to evaluate the contribution Giant petrels and Brown skuas nestings in the formation of ornithogenic soils by the phosphatization process in Harmony Point, Maritime Antarctic. Ten nests were selected to collect topsoil samples (0-20 cm), from 0 m up to 20 m away, with regular spacing of 2 m. The analysis of the samples included the physical, chemical, mineralogical and geochemical analyzes. Phosphate minerals were identified. The presence of high content of some tra...
Source: An Acad Bras Cienc - February 29, 2024 Category: Science Authors: William F Rodrigues F ábio S DE Oliveira Carlos Ernesto G R Schaeffer Mari ângela G P Leite Isabela C Torres Source Type: research

Divergent responses of phosphorus solubilizing bacteria with P-laden biochar for enhancing nutrient recovery, growth, and yield of canola (Brassica napus L.)
In this study, a comprehensive method was employed to recover phosphorus from wastewater by utilizing biochar engineered with minerals such as calcium, magnesium, and iron. Elemental analysis of the wastewater following a batch experiment indicated the efficiency of the engineered biochar as an adsorbent. Subsequently, the phosphorus-enriched biochar, hereinafter (PL-BCsb), obtained from the wastewater, underwent further analysis through FTIR, XRD, and nutritional assessments. The results revealed that the PL-BCsb contained four times higher (1.82%) P contents which further reused as a fertilizer supplementation for Brassi...
Source: Chemosphere - February 29, 2024 Category: Chemistry Authors: Muhammad Farhan Qadir Muhammad Naveed Khuram Shehzad Khan Tooba Mumtaz Taqi Raza Waqas Mohy-Ud-Din Adnan Mustafa Source Type: research

Trace Minerals in Laying Hen Diets and Their Effects on Egg Quality
Biol Trace Elem Res. 2024 Mar 1. doi: 10.1007/s12011-024-04121-8. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTWith the advancement in the egg industry sector, egg quality has assumed great significance in certain countries. Enhancements in the nutritional value of eggs may have direct affirmative consequences for daily nutrient intake and therefore for human health. Thus, affirmative improvement in egg quality boosts consumer preferences for eggs. Also, the improvement in eggshell quality can avoid the disposal of broken eggs and consequently economic losses. Therefore, poultry nutrition and mineral supplements have a significant impact...
Source: Biological Trace Element Research - February 29, 2024 Category: Biology Authors: Shaaban S Elnesr Bothaina Y Mahmoud Paula Gabriela da Silva Pires Priscila Moraes Hamada A M Elwan Nahed Ahmed El-Shall Mohamed S El-Kholy Mahmoud Alagawany Source Type: research

Divergent responses of phosphorus solubilizing bacteria with P-laden biochar for enhancing nutrient recovery, growth, and yield of canola (Brassica napus L.)
In this study, a comprehensive method was employed to recover phosphorus from wastewater by utilizing biochar engineered with minerals such as calcium, magnesium, and iron. Elemental analysis of the wastewater following a batch experiment indicated the efficiency of the engineered biochar as an adsorbent. Subsequently, the phosphorus-enriched biochar, hereinafter (PL-BCsb), obtained from the wastewater, underwent further analysis through FTIR, XRD, and nutritional assessments. The results revealed that the PL-BCsb contained four times higher (1.82%) P contents which further reused as a fertilizer supplementation for Brassi...
Source: Chemosphere - February 29, 2024 Category: Chemistry Authors: Muhammad Farhan Qadir Muhammad Naveed Khuram Shehzad Khan Tooba Mumtaz Taqi Raza Waqas Mohy-Ud-Din Adnan Mustafa Source Type: research

Risk factors for dental caries: A case study in peatlands and non-peatlands of West Kalimantan, Indonesia
The objective was to analyse risk factors for dental caries in communities living in peatlands and non-peatlands in West Kalimantan. The research is a causal comparative study with cross-sectional approach. The samples were chosen by purposive sampling technique among adolescents aged 17-27 years, who were domiciled in Pontianak City (peatland) and Bengkayang (non-peatland) all their lives. The results showed that dental caries is significantly correlated with debris in peatlands (rs = 0.289). On non-peatlands, dental caries is correlated with drinking water phosphate (rs = 0.313) and calculus (rs = 0.034). In West Kaliman...
Source: Journal of Water and Health - February 29, 2024 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Sri Rezki Sunardi Sunardi Dudi Aripin Khayan Khayan Pawarti Pawarti Aisya Rezki Noeriman Source Type: research

Contribution by Giant petrels and Brown skuas to soil phosphatization in Harmony Point - Maritime Antarctica
An Acad Bras Cienc. 2024 Feb 26;96(suppl 2):e20230529. doi: 10.1590/0001-3765202420230529. eCollection 2024.ABSTRACTThis research was conducted for the purpose to evaluate the contribution Giant petrels and Brown skuas nestings in the formation of ornithogenic soils by the phosphatization process in Harmony Point, Maritime Antarctic. Ten nests were selected to collect topsoil samples (0-20 cm), from 0 m up to 20 m away, with regular spacing of 2 m. The analysis of the samples included the physical, chemical, mineralogical and geochemical analyzes. Phosphate minerals were identified. The presence of high content of some tra...
Source: An Acad Bras Cienc - February 29, 2024 Category: Science Authors: William F Rodrigues F ábio S DE Oliveira Carlos Ernesto G R Schaeffer Mari ângela G P Leite Isabela C Torres Source Type: research

Divergent responses of phosphorus solubilizing bacteria with P-laden biochar for enhancing nutrient recovery, growth, and yield of canola (Brassica napus L.)
In this study, a comprehensive method was employed to recover phosphorus from wastewater by utilizing biochar engineered with minerals such as calcium, magnesium, and iron. Elemental analysis of the wastewater following a batch experiment indicated the efficiency of the engineered biochar as an adsorbent. Subsequently, the phosphorus-enriched biochar, hereinafter (PL-BCsb), obtained from the wastewater, underwent further analysis through FTIR, XRD, and nutritional assessments. The results revealed that the PL-BCsb contained four times higher (1.82%) P contents which further reused as a fertilizer supplementation for Brassi...
Source: Chemosphere - February 29, 2024 Category: Chemistry Authors: Muhammad Farhan Qadir Muhammad Naveed Khuram Shehzad Khan Tooba Mumtaz Taqi Raza Waqas Mohy-Ud-Din Adnan Mustafa Source Type: research

Trace Minerals in Laying Hen Diets and Their Effects on Egg Quality
Biol Trace Elem Res. 2024 Mar 1. doi: 10.1007/s12011-024-04121-8. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTWith the advancement in the egg industry sector, egg quality has assumed great significance in certain countries. Enhancements in the nutritional value of eggs may have direct affirmative consequences for daily nutrient intake and therefore for human health. Thus, affirmative improvement in egg quality boosts consumer preferences for eggs. Also, the improvement in eggshell quality can avoid the disposal of broken eggs and consequently economic losses. Therefore, poultry nutrition and mineral supplements have a significant impact...
Source: Biological Trace Element Research - February 29, 2024 Category: Biology Authors: Shaaban S Elnesr Bothaina Y Mahmoud Paula Gabriela da Silva Pires Priscila Moraes Hamada A M Elwan Nahed Ahmed El-Shall Mohamed S El-Kholy Mahmoud Alagawany Source Type: research

Divergent responses of phosphorus solubilizing bacteria with P-laden biochar for enhancing nutrient recovery, growth, and yield of canola (Brassica napus L.)
In this study, a comprehensive method was employed to recover phosphorus from wastewater by utilizing biochar engineered with minerals such as calcium, magnesium, and iron. Elemental analysis of the wastewater following a batch experiment indicated the efficiency of the engineered biochar as an adsorbent. Subsequently, the phosphorus-enriched biochar, hereinafter (PL-BCsb), obtained from the wastewater, underwent further analysis through FTIR, XRD, and nutritional assessments. The results revealed that the PL-BCsb contained four times higher (1.82%) P contents which further reused as a fertilizer supplementation for Brassi...
Source: Chemosphere - February 29, 2024 Category: Chemistry Authors: Muhammad Farhan Qadir Muhammad Naveed Khuram Shehzad Khan Tooba Mumtaz Taqi Raza Waqas Mohy-Ud-Din Adnan Mustafa Source Type: research

Molecules, Vol. 29, Pages 1062: Effect of Sulfuric Acid Corrosion on Flotation Performance of Calcite by Changing Surface Roughness
In this study, the effect of sulfuric acid corrosion on the surface roughness of calcite flotation was investigated through microflotation tests, scanning electron microscopy (SEM–EDS), atomic force microscopy (AFM), Fourier transform infrared (FT-IR) spectroscopy, and contact angle analysis. Microflotation test results show that sulfuric acid treatment has a serious negative effect on the floatability of calcite. When the sulfuric acid dosage was 4 mL (3 mol/L), the flotation recovery of calcite was reduced to less than 19%. SEM–EDS and AFM results verified that the sulfuric acid treatment sign...
Source: Molecules - February 29, 2024 Category: Chemistry Authors: Dingquan Xing Ruofan Sun Shuai Ma Heping Wen Zhongchi Wang Jiushuai Deng Tags: Article Source Type: research

Molecules, Vol. 29, Pages 1069: Zeolite Properties, Methods of Synthesis, and Selected Applications
ki Zeolites, a group of minerals with unique properties, have been known for more than 250 years. However, it was the development of methods for hydrothermal synthesis of zeolites and their large-scale industrial applications (oil processing, agriculture, production of detergents and building materials, water treatment processes, etc.) that made them one of the most important materials of the 20th century, with great practical and research significance. The orderly, homogeneous crystalline and porous structure of zeolites, their susceptibility to various modifications, and their useful physicochemical properties contri...
Source: Molecules - February 29, 2024 Category: Chemistry Authors: Natalia Kordala Miros ław Wyszkowski Tags: Review Source Type: research

Exploring the Potential Benefits of Bovine Colostrum Supplementation in the Management of Diabetes and Its Complications: A Comprehensive Review
Curr Diabetes Rev. 2024 Feb 20. doi: 10.2174/0115733998275676240202065952. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTDiabetes is a metabolic illness marked by elevated levels of glucose in the bloodstream due to the inadequate production or use of insulin in the body. Diabetes can result in a range of consequences, with the most prevalent being cardiovascular disease, renal failure, vision loss, and limb removal. Natural compounds isolated from different sources, like colostrum, are the most important compounds for the treatment of diabetes. Colostrum is a form of lactation produced by mammals in the first days after giving birth to t...
Source: Current Diabetes Reviews - February 28, 2024 Category: Endocrinology Authors: Isha Chawla Meenakshi Dhanawat Manu Sharma Sumeet Gupta Source Type: research

Mineralization and residue characteristics of chloramphenicol in aerobic soils: evidence from a carbon-14 study
In conclusion, this study offers valuable insights into the environmental dynamics of chloramphenicol in soils, emphasizing the importance of soil composition, organic matter content, and microbial activity. The findings contribute to a scientific understanding of the environmental safety implications associated with chloramphenicol usage.PMID:38416351 | DOI:10.1007/s11356-024-32617-2 (Source: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International)
Source: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International - February 28, 2024 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Xunyue Liu Haojie Zhu Wenyang Song Qiong Rao Xiaoxiao Xu Source Type: research

Evaluation of the effect of polyethylenimine on boron adsorption by soil minerals
This study investigates the interaction between boron ions and soil minerals (gibbsite, kaolinite, and montmorillonite) in the presence of polyethylenimine (PEI). The minerals underwent characterization based on specific surface area, particle size distribution, zeta potential, and the presence of functional groups. The influence of PEI addition on the stability of the soil mineral suspension was evaluated by turbidimetry. Mineral-boron and mineral-boron-PEI interactions were explored under varying conditions, including pH, initial boron concentration, and mineral quantity, with all adsorption experiments conducted over 24...
Source: Chemphyschem - February 28, 2024 Category: Chemistry Authors: Justyna Ulatowska Katarzyna Szewczuk-Karpisz Izabela Polowczyk Source Type: research