Authors:C. Elliott, Z. Ye, S. Mojumdar, and M. Saleh
One of the limiting factors to the effectiveness of biostimulation and bioremediation is the loss of inoculated material from
the site. This can occur by a number of pathways, but is particularly problematic in open water systems where the inoculated
material is simply lost in the water. It is desirable to develop new material, a matrix, within which bacteria and/or biostimulants
can be incorporated.
We have investigated the basic physical properties of insoluble potato starch to eventually evaluate its use as such a matrix.
Insoluble starch fibers were prepared from white potato (Solanum tuberosum) and sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas) and were compared for their melting temperature by DSC and their ability to bind/aggregate bacteria. The DSC curves for
white and sweet potato showed that the melting temperature is 127.34 and 133.05�C for white and sweet potato fibers, respectively.
The TG curves for white and sweet potato starches exhibited one main mass loss step corresponding to the DTG peak temperature
at 323.39 and 346.93�C, respectively. The two types of fibers, however, showed different binding/aggregation capacities for
bacteria, with white potato approximately twice as many cells of Burkholderia cepacia (22.6 billion/g) as cells of Pseudomonas putida. The reverse was true for fibers from sweet potato, binding twice as many cells of Pseudomonas putida (23 billion/g) as cells of Burkholderia cepacia.
Authors:H. Xie, Z. Lin, Z. Zhang, L. Du, Z. Xin, Y. Ma, X. Ye, and X. Chen
The common wheat line, YW243, developed in our research group, was tested for the resistances of barley yellow dwarf virus (BYDV), powdery mildew (Pm) and stripe rust in field, and was analyzed by molecular markers for convenient trace of the resistant genes in breeding. Genomic in situ hybridization (GISH) analysis and sodium dodecyl sulfate polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis (SDS-PAGE) assay further demonstrated that YW243 was a homozygous multiple translocation line of
Triticum aestivum, Thinopyrum intermedium
(T7DS·7DL-7XL & 1BL·1RS). The disease resistance test and marker analysis showed that YW243 carried seven resistance genes to the three diseases, including
to BYDV on 7DL-7XL,
to powdery mildew on 2AL,
Yr2, Yr9, Sr 31
and a new
to stripe rust on 7B, 1BL, 1RS and 2BL. Restriction fragment length polymorphism (RFLP) markers
, sequence tagged site (STS) marker STS
, simple sequence repeat (SSR) markers
, SSR markers
can be used as diagnostic tools to track
Bdv2, Pm4, Yr2, Yr9
, respectively; and two amplified fragment length polymorphism (AFLP) markers
can also be used to select
Authors:G. D. Ye, H. Zhou, J. W. Yang, Z. H. Zeng, and Y. L. Chen
Photoinitiating behaviors of oligo(α-aminoketones) (OAK) macrophotoinitiator
containing aminoalkylphenone group on free-radical photopolymerization had
been investigated by differential photo-calorimetry (DPC). The macrophotoinitiator
showed comparative performance with those commercial photoinitiators with
lower molecular mass. The effect of photoinitiator concentrations and UV intensity
on the polymerization rate was investigated, and the value of exponential
factor was found to be 0.5 at the beginning of polymerization, suggesting
that the photopolymerization initiated by OAK followed biradical termination
mechanism. Photosensitizer isopropyl thioxanthone (ITX) and oxygen severely
restricted the polymerization in these systems. Photoinitiators with lower
molecular mass showed higher reactivity than those with higher molecular mass.
Authors:A. He, M. Ye, Z. Tang, S. Lu, Y. Gu, X. Fan, L. Zhao, and J. Gao
The recombination of hydrogen and oxygen in technical gaseous waste of nuclear power plants in enlarged scale experiment has
been studied on the basis of our previous work.1 The catalyst and its best operating conditions for recombination of hydrogen and oxygen determined in a small scale experiment
were demonstrated and tested. The results show that the data obtained in an enlarged scale experiment agreed well with that
of in a small scale test. The recombination rate of H2 and O2 was higher than 98.3% and 99.98% respectively. After recombination, the residual concentrations of H2 and O2 in waste gas were O2<3 ppm, H2<400 ppm. The Pd-Al2O3 catalyst and operating conditions determined for gaseous waste processing of nuclear power plants were satisfactory.
Authors:A. He, M. Ye, Z. Tang, S. Lu, H. Cao, Y. Gu, X. Fan, L. Zhao, and J. Gao
The recombination of hydrogen and oxygen in technical gaseous waste of nuclear power plants has been studied. A highly efficient catalyst for reacting H2 with O2 to form water was prepared. Various operating conditions and factors affecting the recombination of H2 and O2 were tested and the best conditions were determined. Results show that the Pd–Al2O3 catalyst prepared had very good characteristics. The recombination rate of H2 and O2 was higher than 98.3% and 99.9%, respectively. After recombination, residual concentrations of H2 and O2 in waste gas were O2<3 ppm, H2<400 ppm. The Pd–Al2O3 catalyst and operating conditions determined for gaseous waste processing of nuclear power plants were satisfactory.
Authors:Y. C. Xiao, L. T. Liu, J. J. Bian, C. Q. Yan, L. Ye, M. X. Zhao, Q. S. Huang, W. Wang, K. Liang, Z. F. Shi, and X. Ke
Shuganjieyu (SGJY) capsule is a classical formula widely used in Chinese clinical application. In this paper, an ultra-performance liquid chromatography coupled with electrospray ionization and ion trap mass spectrometry has been established to separate and identify the chemical constituents of SGJY and the multiple constituents of SGJY in rats. The chromatographic separation was performed on a C18 RRHD column (150 × 2.1 mm, 1.8 μm), while 0.1% formic acid–water and 0.1% formic acid–acetonitrile was used as mobile phase. Mass spectral data were acquired in both positive and negative modes. On the basis of the characteristic retention time (Rt) and mass spectral data with those of reference standards and relevant references, 73 constituents from the SGJY and 15 ingredients including 10 original constituents and 5 metabolites from the rat plasma after oral administration of SGJY were identified or tentatively characterized. This study provided helpful chemical information for further pharmacology and active mechanism research on SGJY.