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New Sorbent from Agro-industrial Waste and its Potential Use in 17ß-Estradiol and 17α-Ethynylestradiol Removal
Suzimara Rovani*, Éder C. Lima, Renato Cataluña, Andreia N. Fernandes

In recent years, the increasing introduction of new chemicals in the market, and the development of more accurate analytical methods, added a variety of endocrine disruptors compounds (EDC). Even though they are found in very low concentrations (range of ng L-1) there is still a lack of knowledge about long-term risks of EDC for non-target organisms as well as for human health.

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Trace Level Analysis of Perchlorate and Bromate in Various Water Matrices using Suppressed Ion Chromatography
Dr. Jay Gandhi, DR. Stuart Procter

Bromate and Perchlorate are ubiquitous analytes in various water matrices and analysis in trace level is a challenge

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Identification and classification of antifouling compounds secreted by anti MIC microorganisms. A metabolomic analysis.
Albillos SM; Balaña-Fouce R; Montero O; Barreiro-Mendez C; Blas-Galindo E; Barros-García R; Guedella-Bustamante E; Ullán RV

BIOCORIN project, aims to develop a green alternative to the coatings and solutions used up to date for MIC corrosion control. Some of the results of this project are presented here, with the identification of several relevant antifouling compounds secreted by environmentally isolated anti-MIC strains of microorganisms via a metabolomic approach.

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Investigation of Chemical Contaminants in Soils Following Superstorm Sandy
Amy C Mandigo*, Dana J DiScenza*, Alison R Keimowitz†, and Neil Fitzgerald*

Investigation of Chemical Contaminants in Soils Following Superstorm Sandy

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Molecular Dynamics Simulation Study of Pulmonary Surfactant Interacting With Nanoparticles

MD simulation studies using NAMD of lipid bilayers supported on alpha-quartz (nanoparticles) and kaolinite with explicit water molecules will be presented to understand the physiochemical effects of nanoparticles on pulmonary surfactant.

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Phytochip: a New Tool to Study the Diversity of Toxic Phytoplankton in the Bay of Seine
Noyer Charlotte, Anton Leberre Véroniqueand Dreanno Catherine

The phytochip seems to be a promising method for the identification of toxic phytoplankton and could be a useful tool to help environmental monitoring.

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Detection of Environmental Contaminants Caused by the Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico by GC and HPLC
Sky Countryman, Ngoc Nguyen, Jeff Layne, Kory Kelly and Zeshan Aqeel

In order to help understand the impact that the oil spill has caused, laboratories are looking for rapid and robust analytical procedures to characterize the hydrocarbon contaminants. This work provides SPE, GPC, GC-FID, GC/MS, and HPLC analytical methods for analyzing the most common contaminants that originated from the leak.

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Detection and Identification of Dispersants (COREXIT® 9527 and 9500) by GC/MS and LC-MS/MS
Sky Countryman, Matthew Trass, Seyed Sadjadi, Jeff Layne

Dispersants are plasticizers commonly used to prevent clumping and help dissipate oil slicks. In this work, we used GC/MS and LC-MS/ MS to detect and indentify two of the most widely used dispersants (Corexit 9527 and 9500).

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Novel QSAR Models for Predicting Toxicity of Chemicals to Aquatic Organisms and Identifying the Mode of Action
Kiril Lanevskij, Liutauras Juska, Remigijus Didziapetris and Pranas Japertas

This study presents the application of recently introduced GALAS modeling methodology for estimating toxicity of chemicals to several aquatic species. Experimental data were expressed as median lethal concentration of test compound in water (LC50) and the data set contained 904 LC50 values for fishes (Pimephales promelas) and 589 LC50 values for crustaceans (Daphnia magna).

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Stanford Engineers Discover How to Record the Forensic History of Chemical Contaminations in Water
An invention called a time capsule is a tiny chemistry lab designed to take a fingerprint of contamination and also disclose when it occurred.
New Process Transforms Wood, Crop Waste into Valuable Chemicals
Scientists disclosed a new method to convert lignin, a biomass waste product, into simple chemicals.
Mass Spec Sample Prep Cut From Days to Minutes
The method, developed by Livermore scientists, accommodates liquid samples and bypasses the graphitization process, enabling sample preparation and analysis in minutes.
Pilot Study Reveals New Findings About Microplastics in Wastewater
The findings demonstrate that treatment plants cannot keep microplastics out of wastewater by conventional means.
Drinking Water Odors, Chemicals Above Health Standards Caused by 'Green Building' Plumbing
Several types of plastic pipes in eco-friendly green buildings in the United States have been found to leach chemicals into drinking water that can cause odors and sometimes exist at levels that may exceed health standards.
Unique Catalysts for Hydrogen Fuel Cells Synthesized in Ordinary Kitchen Microwave Oven
Researchers show how a unique nano-alloy creates a new type of catalysts for highly efficient oxygen reduction.
Nanoparticles Accumulate Quickly in Wetland Sediment
Aquatic food chains might be harmed by molecules "piggybacking" on carbon nanoparticles.
Detecting Pharmaceutical and Personal Care Products in Water
A simple, more convenient method than conventional guidelines.
How to Make Stronger, “Greener” Cement
Analysis of material’s molecular structure leads to a new formula that could cut greenhouse-gas emissions.
Mass Spectrometry in Your Hand
Electrospray arrays can dramatically downsize systems and costs for onsite chemical analysis and many other applications.
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