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A 1-year monitoring experiment of the Sarno River basin was conducted during 2008 to evaluate the overall quality of the water over time and to compare the results with those obtained previously. The physico-chemical and microbiological characteristics of the water course had not changed appreciably with respect to previous determinations, thus emphasizing(More)
Chemical, physical and microbial analyses were conducted in the Sarno River basin to obtain a comprehensive description of the overall quality of the water bodies. The collection period lasted 12 months, between 2005 and 2006, with high frequency of sampling and analysis. More than 6,000 analytical determinations were performed on samples collected at six(More)
Phytoremediation is a cost-effective and environment friendly in situ technique for the reclamation of heavy metal-polluted soils. The efficacy of this technique, which relies on tolerant plant species, can be improved by the use of chelating agents. A pot experiment was carried out to evaluate the phytoextraction and phytostabilisation capacities of a(More)
Human bones, recovered from excavations, are an important biological archive of information. In particular, the analysis of the collagen fraction is useful for paleodietary reconstruction, via light stable isotopes, and for (14)C dating. Generally, collagen extraction procedures do not prevent loss of integrity of proteins. As a consequence, information(More)
The present work deals with the production of monoalkyl glyceryl ethers (MAGEs) through a new reaction pathway based on the reaction of glycidol and alcohols catalyzed by Lewis acid-based catalysts. Glycidol is quantitatively converted with high selectivity (99 %) into MAGEs under very mild reaction conditions (80 °C and 0.01 mol % catalyst loading) in only(More)
The disposal of any waste by recovering it within the production plant represents the ultimate goal of every biorefinery. In this scenario, the selective preparation of monoalkyl glyceryl ethers (MAGEs) starting from glycidol, obtained as byproduct in the epichlorohydrin production plant, represents a very promising strategy. Here, we report the synthesis(More)
Trichloroethylene (TCE) is a chlorinated aliphatic organic compound often detected as pollutant in soils and ground water. "Green technologies" based on phytoremediation were proven to be effective to reclaim organic pollutants (e.g. TCE) and heavy metals from different environmental matrices. In this work, we use Zea mays L. for the removal of high TCE(More)
OBJECTIVES The objective of this work was to assess the reliability of a newly developed FTIR (Fourier Transform Infrared spectroscopy) technique for (13)C-urea breath test in the non-invasive diagnosis of Helicobacter pylori infection, in comparison to those currently used, isotope ratio mass spectrometry (IRMS) and non-dispersive isotope-selective(More)
In this paper we used hydrated mayenite as reactive substrate for NOx active sampling in the air, which is novel. The performance of the mayenite-based sorbent for the NOx tubes was evaluated in two different monitoring surveys (autumn 2015 and winter 2016), characterized by different environmental conditions. Sorbent tubes filled with mayenite were exposed(More)