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Duxbury J M - - 2003
Accurate reference maps are important in the use of stable-isotopes to track the movements of migratory birds. Reference maps created by the analysis of samples collected from young at the nest site are more accurate than simply referring to naturally occurring patterns of hydrogen isotope ratios created by precipitation cycles. ...
Lu Chungsying - - 2003
The performance of a trickle-bed air biofilter (TBAB) in the removal of 1,1,1-trichloroethane (TCLE) was evaluated in concentrations varying from 0.025 to 0.049 g/m3 and at empty-bed residence time (EBRT) varying from 20 to 90 s. Nearly complete TCLE removal could be achieved for influent carbon loading between 0.98 and ...
Hughes T P - - 2003
The diversity, frequency, and scale of human impacts on coral reefs are increasing to the extent that reefs are threatened globally. Projected increases in carbon dioxide and temperature over the next 50 years exceed the conditions under which coral reefs have flourished over the past half-million years. However, reefs will ...
Witte U - - 2003
More than 50% of the Earth' s surface is sea floor below 3,000 m of water. Most of this major reservoir in the global carbon cycle and final repository for anthropogenic wastes is characterized by severe food limitation. Phytodetritus is the major food source for abyssal benthic communities, and a ...
Sirianni G - - 2003
This article describes interferences encountered in a variety of occupational settings during industrial hygiene surveys of diesel particulate material (DPM) using the NIOSH 5040 Method. The method yields time-weighted-average measurements of elemental carbon (EC), organic carbon (OC), and total carbon (TC = EC + OC). NIOSH recommends EC as proxy ...
Herrera L Gerardo - - 2003
Bird communities reach their highest taxonomic and trophic diversity in tropical rain forest, but the use of different foraging strategies to meet food requirements in such competitive environments is poorly understood. Conventional dietary analyses are poorly suited to investigate dietary patterns in complex systems. We used stable carbon ((13)C/(12)C) and ...
Vieth A - - 2003
Stable carbon isotope analysis of tetrachloroethene (PCE) and trichloroethene (TCE) was applied to evaluatenatural attenuation processes in the upper Quaternary and lower Tertiary aquifer in the area of a former dry-cleaning plant located in Leipzig, Germany. Groundwater samples were taken during one monitoring campaign in 2001. The 13C enrichment in ...
van der Merwe Nikolaas J - - 2003
The stable carbon isotope ratio of fossil tooth enamel carbonate is determined by the photosynthetic systems of plants at the base of the animal's foodweb. In subtropical Africa, grasses and many sedges have C(4)photosynthesis and transmit their characteristically enriched 13C/(12)C ratios (more positive delta13C values) along the foodchain to consumers. ...
Omasa Kenji - - 2003
Forests are one of the most important carbon sinks on Earth. However, owing to the complex structure, variable geography, and large area of forests, accurate estimation of forest carbon stocks is still a challenge for both site surveying and remote sensing. For these reasons, the Kyoto Protocol requires the establishment ...
Stibor Herwig - - 2003
Jellyfish are ubiquitous predators in marine pelagic environments and can sometimes control their zooplankton prey populations. Recent considerations of the fertilization of entire food webs in coastal areas make it important to investigate the response of jellyfish to resource enrichment. We investigated feeding, assimilation and life history parameters in the ...
Guo Laodong - - 2003
Water samples were collected in July 2001 from the Chena River in central Alaska. The natural organic matter (NOM) was size fractionated into particulate (POM,>0.45 microm), colloidal (COM,1kDa-0.45 microm) and dissolved (DOM,<1k Da) organic matter fractions, using filtration and ultrafiltration. The size-fractionated organic matter was then analyzed for organic carbon ...
Ortiz I - - 2003
Biofiltration was used to eliminate volatile organic compounds from air streams in bench-scale reactors inoculated with an adapted consortium. Organic and inert supports were tested on 100 days of operation. The supports were: peat, vermiculite, a mixture of vermiculite and activated carbon, tree bark and, porous glass Rashig rings. A ...
Hunkeler D - - 2003
Permanganate injection is increasingly applied for in situ destruction of chlorinated ethenes in groundwater. This laboratory and field study demonstrates the roles that carbon isotope analysis can play in the assessment of oxidation of trichloroethene (TCE) by permanganate. In laboratory experiments a strong carbon isotope fractionation was observed during oxidation ...
Shouakar-Stash Orfan - - 2003
Stable hydrogen isotopes of two chlorinated solvents, trichloroethylene (TCE) and 1,1,1-trichloroethane (TCA), provided by five different manufacturers, were determined and compared to their carbon and chlorine isotopic signatures. The isotope ratio for delta2H of different TCEs ranged between +466.9 per thousand and +681.9 per thousand, for delta13C between -31.57 per ...
Pilcher Carl B - - 2003
A major goal of NASA's Origins Program is to find habitable planets around other stars and determine which might harbor life. Determining whether or not an extrasolar planet harbors life requires an understanding of what spectral features (i.e., biosignatures) might result from life's presence. Consideration of potential biosignatures has tended ...
Böhlke J K - - 2003
Despite a rapidly growing literature on analytical methods and field applications of O isotope-ratio measurements of NO(3)(-) in environmental studies, there is evidence that the reported data may not be comparable because reference materials with widely varying delta(18)O values have not been readily available. To address this problem, we prepared ...
Kitaya Y - - 2003
In addition to green microalgae, aquatic higher plants are likely to play an important role in aquatic food production modules in bioregenerative systems for producing feed for fish, converting CO2 to O2 and remedying water quality. In the present study, the effects of culture conditions on the net photosynthetic rate ...
Alvaro Mercedes - - 2002
By embedding single wall carbon nanotubes in a mesoporous silica matrix (SWNT@SiO2) the photochemical properties have been measured upon laser excitation at 266 nm; the SWNT@SiO2 exhibits long-lived emission (lambda em = 400 nm, tau = 0.95 microsecond), transient absorption (lambda max = 390 nm, tau = 11 microseconds) and ...
Fellerhoff C - - 2002
Apple snails Pomacea lineata (SPIX 1827) are widespread in the tropical regions of Brazil as well as in the Pantanal wetland of Mato Grosso in the western part of the country. They have a key position in the Pantanal food web and serve as food for many animals e.g. fishes, ...
Gao Y W - - 2002
The sudden collapse of Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) may relate to ocean climate, or regime shifts as demonstrated in production of Pacific salmon. This paper reports the results of stable oxygen isotope ratio analyses (18O/16O or delta18OA) from 91 otoliths of cod over a period of about 20 years. Seasonal ...
Kelly S D - - 2002
A study was conducted to determine the natural abundance sulfur isotope ratios in foods containing sulphite preservatives. This involved determining (1) the accuracy and repeatability of sulfur isotope ratios measured using an elemental analyser (EA) coupled to an isotope ratio mass spectrometer (IRMS); and (2) the isotope ratios of 21 ...
Malson Jennifer L - - 2002
The present study was conducted to determine whether smoking bidis, an additive-free cigarette, and conventional cigarettes caused similar biochemical, physiological and subjective effects. This was an open-label, within-subject design. In each session, subjects (n = 10) smoked a single cigarette: an unfiltered Natural American Spirit, an unfiltered Irie bidi, an ...
Nørgaard J V - - 2002
In IMEP-8, two samples of high purity CO(2)(g), with different carbon and oxygen isotope ratios were distributed to 27 participants, originating from 14 countries and from various isotopic measurement domains (geochemistry, atmospheric and food chemistry), but particularly set up for food laboratories. In total 19 laboratories reported results. The outcome ...
Myatt Theodore A - - 2002
A previous observational study detected a strong positive relationship between sick leave absences and carbon dioxide (CO2) concentrations in office buildings in the Boston area. The authors speculated that the observed association was due to a causal effect associated with low dilution ventilation, perhaps increased airborne transmission of respiratory infections. ...
Connolly Brian J - - 2002
Superoxide anion and nitric oxide can react to form the highly oxidizing species peroxynitrite. The objective of this research was to determine if peroxynitrite can promote the discoloration of myoglobin under conditions expected in muscle foods. Reagent peroxynitrite (25-100 microM) caused rapid and extensive formation of metmyoglobin from oxymyoglobin with ...
Heinze S - - 2002
We show that carbon nanotube transistors operate as unconventional "Schottky barrier transistors," in which transistor action occurs primarily by varying the contact resistance rather than the channel conductance. Transistor characteristics are calculated for both idealized and realistic geometries, and scaling behavior is demonstrated. Our results explain a variety of experimental ...
Manuel Jovita A - - 2002
Carbon dioxide concentration is an index of total amount of combustion and natural ventilation in an urban environment and therefore required more careful attention for assessment of CO2 level in air environment. First time, an attempt was made to monitor CO2 levels in Ambient Air of Nagpur during August 2001-December ...
Song Donald L - - 2002
Time-series stable carbon isotope monitoring of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) atthe Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory's (INEEL) field site Test Area North (TAN) was conducted during a pilot study to investigate the treatment potential of using lactate to stimulate in situ biologic reductive dechlorination of trichloroethene (TCE). The isotope ...
Lal Devendra - - 2002
The elements Be and Al exhibit very short residence time in ocean waters, and therefore serve as useful tracers for the study of biogeochemical processes in seawater. A unique feature of these tracers is that nuclear interactions of cosmic rays in the atmosphere produce appreciable amounts of two radioactive isotopes, ...
Drake Michael J - - 2002
A long-standing question in the planetary sciences asks what the Earth is made of. For historical reasons, volatile-depleted primitive materials similar to current chondritic meteorites were long considered to provide the 'building blocks' of the terrestrial planets. But material from the Earth, Mars, comets and various meteorites have Mg/Si and ...
Olsen L M - - 2002
Microcosms with three different food web structures and phosphorus (P) limited growth medium were used to study the interactions between P and organic carbon (C) fractions in pelagic food webs. The cultures were run with low dilution to allow the biological processes to determine the outcome. A double isotope technique ...
Zheng Xunhua - - 2002
We analyzed nitrogen budgets at national and regional levels on a timeline from 1961-2030 using a model, IAP-N 1.0. The model was designed based upon the Inter-governmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) methods using Asia-specific parameters and a Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) database. In this ...
Wantzen, Karl M.
Seasonal inundations shape the floodplain characteristics of the Pantanal, a large wetland in Central South America. In the first study combining stable carbon and nitrogen isotope analysis with classical stomach content analysis in this region, we investigated the influence of the annual inundation on diet and isotopic composition of floodplain ...
Hoogerwerf S W - - 2002
AIMS: The objective of this study was to determine the relationship between the growth of three foodborne fungi and high-oxygen modified atmosphere. METHODS AND RESULTS: Petri dishes were incubated in a series of connected flasks, which were placed in a climatized room and flushed continuously with the desired gas atmosphere. ...
Gibson L A - - 2002
Mainly due to their utilisation of relatively low-fiber diets compared to herbivorous mammals, omnivores are expected to have correspondingly low maintenance nitrogen requirements (MNRs). The limited studies examining nitrogen requirements of omnivorous mammals to date have shown this to be the case. In this article, we determine the dietary MNR ...
Li G W - - 2002
The biodegradation of toluene and benzene in a biofilter using cylindrical activated carbon as the filler materials was studied. Three gas low rates, i.e. 0.25, 0.50 and 0.75 m3/h, corresponding to empty bed gas residence of 75, 37.5 and 25 s, respectively, and total organic load lower than 400 g/m3 ...
Brescia M A - - 2002
The identification of the geographical origin of foods is attracting great interest from consumers and producers since it may be used as a criterion for guaranteeing quality and authenticity. Stable isotope techniques can provide useful information on the origin of food products. The natural abundance isotopic ratios of carbon, oxygen ...
Dadang S - - 2002
An autotrophic continuous denitrification process, using hydrogen generated by electrolysis with activated carbon anodes, was experimentally demonstrated to be an effective nitrate removal process. Several fixed bed columns with polypropylene packing and honeycomb shaped activated carbon anodes and stainless rod cathodes were set in a thermostat chamber at 30 degrees ...
Bol Roland - - 2002
Relationships between dietary status and recent migration were examined by delta(13)C, delta(15)N and delta(34)S analysis of hair samples from 43 modern humans living in a rural community in SW England. The isotopic content of 38 'local' hair samples was compared with that of five recently arrived individuals (from Canada, Chile, ...
Spence M J - - 2001
A Triassic sandstone aquifer polluted with a mixture of phenolic hydrocarbons has been investigated by means of high-resolution groundwater sampling. Samples taken at depth intervals of 1 m have revealed the presence of a diving pollutant plume with a sharply defined upper margin. Concentrations of pollutant phenols exceed 4 g/l ...
Veysseyre A M - - 2001
Fresh snow samples collected at 15 remote locations and aerosols collected at one location in the French Alps between November 1998 and April 1999 have been analyzed for Pb concentration and isotopic composition by thermal ionization mass spectrometry. The snow samples contained 19-1300 pg/g of Pb with isotopic ratios 206Pb/207Pb ...
Rowland S J - - 2001
Polyunsaturated highly branched isoprenoid (HBI) hydrocarbon distributions of laboratory cultures of five strains of the planktonic diatom Rhizosolenia setigera (Brightwell) are shown herein to be highly variable. Some strains produced both haslenes with from three to five double bonds and rhizenes. The haslenes comprised not only Delta5 alkenes but also ...
Osinga R - - 2001
The rate of food particle uptake of the tropical sponge Pseudosuberites aff. andrewsi was studied in relation to particle concentrations and particle size. A range of different concentrations of either the marine microalga Dunaliella tertiolecta (approximately 5-8 microm) or the marine cyanobacterium Synechococcus sp. (approximately 1 microm) was supplied to ...
Heaney R P - - 2001
BACKGROUND: Intake of carbonated beverages has been associated with increased fracture risk in observational studies. The usual explanation given is that one or more of the beverage constituents increase urinary calcium. OBJECTIVE: We assessed the short-term effects on urinary calcium excretion of carbonated beverages of various compositions. DESIGN: An incomplete ...
Beline F - - 2001
In order to elucidate and quantify nitrogen transformations occurring during aerobic treatment of pig slurry, two laboratory experiments were carried out with contrasting levels of aeration, high level (experiment 1) and low level (experiment 2) of aeration. During these experiments, after reaching steady-state conditions, a single pulse of NO3(-)-15N tracer ...
Ruan C - - 2001
A bienzyme biosensor based on tyrosinase and horse-radish peroxidase is described in a flow injection analysis and cyclic voltammetry for measurement of phenol. Tyrosinase and horse-radish peroxidase were immobilized on the surface of a glassy carbon electrode by bovine serum albumin and glutaric dialdehyde. Phenol was oxidized by tyrosinase and ...
Richards M P - - 2001
New carbon and nitrogen stable isotope values for human remains dating to the mid-Upper Paleolithic in Europe indicate significant amounts of aquatic (fish, mollusks, and/or birds) foods in some of their diets. Most of this evidence points to exploitation of inland freshwater aquatic resources in particular. By contrast, European Neandertal ...
Odake S - - 2001
The carbonation perception and sweetness perception were investigated under the presence of low level of carbondioxide less than 1.0 gas volume. Carbonation perception decreased linearly as carbonation level decreased. Sweetness perception showed inconsistency by means of evaluation methods: Triangle difference test led the result showing carbonation became a hindrance for ...
Urfer D - - 2001
A simple respirometric method was developed and applied for the measurement of biomass activity in bench-scale drinking water biofilters. The results obtained with the new method, i.e. biomass respiration potential (BRP), indicated a high sensitivity allowing the quantification of the activity of low amounts of biomass. The analysis of duplicate ...
Niazi J H - - 2001
Dimethylphthalate (DMP), one of the phthalate esters, is used in the manufacture of plasticizers, insect repellents, and synthetic fibers, and contributes to environmental pollution. In the present study, we report a novel bacterium belonging to the Bacillus sp., which has the ability to utilize DMP as the sole source of ...
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