Authors:E. Blicharska, Ł. Komsta, R. Kocjan, A. Gumieniczek, A. Kloc, and J. Kaźmierczak
The paper discusses a possibility to grow seeds on solutions of microelements and application of sprouts enriched in such a way as an alternative to commercial dietary supplements. It contains a short review of the approaches reported till now and a systematic experimental study, carried on the most frequently used seeds (Lens culinaris, Helianthus annuus, Vigna radiata, Glycine max, and Lepidium sativum).Seven metals (Fe, Cu, Zn, Ni, Co, Cd, and Mn) were studied. Seeds were grown on cellulose in 20°C temperature using deionized water enriched with metals in concentrations: 100, 50, 25, 12.5, 6.25, and 3.125 mg/L in a period of 4 days. The reference samples were the seeds grown on pure deionized water. Sprouts were mineralized by microwave radiation, and the metal content was quantified by ion chromatography with on-line post-column derivatization and spectrophotometric detection.The conclusions can be treated as general recommendations, which seeds should be grown and what concentrations of metals in solutions should be applied to provide good enrichment and to avoid risk of microelement overdose.
Authors:R. Ciach, W. Kapturkiewicz, W. Wolczynski, and A. M. Zahra
A general mathematical treatment for heat-flux differential scanning calorimetry is given. It combines equations derived for heat transfer in the calorimeter cell with an approach to the solidification of metal or alloy carried out in this type of instrument. The differences are discussed between temperature evolution, kinetics of latent heat and undercooling evolution within the sample, and temperature evolution, recorded signal and measured undercooling at the monitoring station.
Authors:S. K. Mehta, Ravneet Kaur, and Sukhjinder Singh
can be created as desired. The facility to synthesize complexes with various hydrophobic chains and head group (metal ions) provides great flexibility in tailoring the amphiphiles to have specific physical architecture and chemical functionalities. It