Authors:Zs. Guld, A. Rácz, H. Tima, M. Kállay, and D. Nyitrainé Sárdy
, Y. , Yoshihiro , Y. & Masao , O. ( 2004 ): Changes in concentrations of resveratrol and its related compounds in red wine during alcoholic and malolactic fermentation . J. Jpn. Soc. Food Sci. , 51 ( 5 ), 274 – 278
Authors:A. Păucean, D.C. Vodnar, V. Mureșan, F. Fetea, F. Ranga, S.M. Man, S. Muste, and C. Socaciu
The lactic acid bacteria are key microorganisms for the production and preservation of fermented dairy products, cheeses, sourdough bread, and lacto-fermented vegetables. This study was developed to monitor lactic acid produced by Lactobacillus plantarum ATCC 8014 and Lactobacillus casei ATCC 393, as single strains and combined, in fermenting media by Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy coupled to multivariate statistical analysis. Media containing different mixtures of carbohydrates were chosen as model fermenting media for monitoring lactic acid concentration by infrared spectroscopy, due to the fact that vegetable and animal food matrices could contain different carbohydrates as carbon sources. Three different types of media were obtained by adding different carbohydrates to a basic MRS medium. HPLC was used as reference method for lactic acid quantification. The calibration set (n=36) was used for building model, while a validation set (n=13) for testing the robustness of the developed model. The coefficients of determination between predicted and reference values were 0.986 and 0.965, while root mean square error for calibration and validation sets recorded values of 0.127 and 0.263 g·l−1, respectively. Results confirmed the efficiency of FTIR spectroscopy combined with multivariate statistics, as a rapid, reliable, and cost-effective tool for routine monitoring of lactic acid.
Authors:J.K. Odusote, A.A. Adeleke, P.P. Ikubanni, O.S. Ayanda, J.M. Abdul, and R.A. Yahya
corrosion, a passive oxide adherent film is usually formed in various environments. The amphoteric nature of the oxide film causes it to dissolve significantly when the metal is placed in a high concentration of acidic or basic media [ 5 ]. After the oxide
It is a prime aim to ensure a suitable comfort level in case of office buildings. The productivity of office employees is directly influenced by the comfort. Thermal discomfort and poor indoor air quality deteriorate the intensity and quality of human work. We investigated the comfort in office buildings with on-site measurements during the summer season. The office buildings were operating with different HVAC (Heating, Ventilating and Air-Conditioning) systems: ducted fan-coil with suspended ceiling, installation, non-ducted fan-coil with floor-mounted installation, active chilled beam with fresh air supply.
We evaluated the thermal comfort under PMV (Predicted Mean Vote), PPD (Predicted Percentage of Dissatisfied), the local discomfort based on DR (Draught Rate) and the IAQ (Indoor Air Quality) based on carbon dioxide concentration. The comfort measurements were evaluated. The measurements were evaluated with scientific research methods, comfort categories based on the requirements of CR 1752. The results of this comparison were presented in this article.
Nanoparticle Concentration Eff. results max/increase % Comments [ 17 ] Water Al 2 O 3 0.2, 0.25, 0.3%wt 13% Al 2 O 3 , 11% Fe 2 O 3 Variable flow rate [ 18 ] Water Al 2 O 3 3, 1%vol 52.4, 73 Variable incident angles [ 19 ] Water TiO 2 0.05, 0.1, 0.2, 0.5%vol 56
Authors:Mona M. Fawzy, Mohamed S. Kamar, and Gehad M. Saleh
). The measurement conditions were an accelerating voltage of 30 kV with a beam diameter of 1 μm for a counting time of 60–120 s and a minimum detectable weight concentration ranging from 0.1 to 1 wt%. Physical separation treatment for Abu Rusheid
Authors:G. Lizia Thankam and Neelakantan Thurvas Renganathan
to increase with high replacement level. Terrence [ 52 ] evaluated the efficacy of metakaolin in minimizing the expansion due to alkali-silica reaction (ASR). When HRM is used to replace up to 20% of OPC the alkali concentration of the pore solutions
Authors:Mariam Achbal, Abdellatif Khamlichi, and Fadoua El Khannoussi
transducer surface for the PA probe with inclined elements. The obtained results have shown a high concentration of the ultrasound beam on the focal point direction with reduced effect of side lobes. Fig. 7. Dimensionless displacement amplitude over the
Authors:Wisdom Okechukwu Egbujuo, Placid Ikechukwu Anyanwu, and Henry Chinedu Obasi
comparison with other commercial fillers. He reported that the mechanical properties of the vulcanizates filled with rice husk ash were comparable to those filled with inert fillers. The influence of fibre length and concentration on the physical properties