Balázs Vajna

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The amount of button mushroom (Agaricus bisporus) harvested from compost is largely affected by the microbial processes taking place during composting and the microbes inhabiting the mature compost. In this study, the microbial changes during the stages of this specific composting process were monitored, and the dominant bacteria of the mature compost were(More)
Nowadays, because of substantial use of petroleum-derived fuels the number and extension of hydrocarbon polluted terrestrial ecosystems is in growth worldwide. In remediation of aforementioned sites bioremediation still tends to be an innovative, environmentally attractive technology. Although huge amount of information is available concerning the(More)
Aerobic bacterial strains from the salt water of Lake Red (Sovata, Romania) were cultivated. More than half of the 80 strains were G− and formed motile straight rods. Only a few strains produced acid from d-glucose and reduced nitrate to nitrite. Optimum NaCl concentration for growth varied between 5 and 15 % in the majority of the strains, so the isolates(More)
The authors performed analysis of the prion protein gene (PRNP) in 27 out of 109 confirmed prion disease patients between 1994 and 2004. E200K mutation was found in 17 cases. Another 10 patients, lacking PRNP analysis, showed positive family history. The mean annual incidence (0.27/million) and proportion (25.6%) of genetic prion disease is unusually high(More)
Raman spectrometry was utilized to estimate degraded drug percentage, residual drug crystallinity and glass-transition temperature in the case of melt-extruded pharmaceutical products. Tight correlation was shown between the results obtained by confocal Raman mapping and transmission Raman spectrometry, a PAT-compatible potential in-line analytical tool.(More)
Aromatic hydrocarbons including benzene, toluene, ethyl-benzene, and xylene (BTEX) are frequent contaminants of groundwater, the major drinking water resource. Bioremediation is the only sustainable process to clean up these environments. Microbial degradation of BTEX compounds occurs rapidly under aerobic conditions but, in subsurface environments, the(More)
Raman chemical imaging was used in the characterization of drug-excipient interactions between a drug and different types of cyclodextrins. Detailed analysis was carried out regarding the interactions between the active ingredient (API) and the cyclodextrins and the heterogeneity of the samples was studied using multivariate curve resolution-alternating(More)
Electrospinning (ES) and extrusion of a poorly water-soluble active pharmaceutical ingredient were used to improve its dissolution, which is a major challenge in the field of pharmaceutical technology. Spironolactone was applied as model drug and recently developed polyvinyl caprolactame-polyvinyl acetate-polyethylene glycol graft copolymer (Soluplus®) was(More)
The solvent-free melt electrospinning (MES) method was developed to prepare a drug delivery system with fast release of carvedilol (CAR), a drug with poor water solubility. To the authors knowledge, this is the first report for preparing drug-loaded melt electrospun fibers. Cationic methacrylate copolymer of Eudragit® E type was used as a fiber forming(More)
Chemical imaging is a rapidly emerging analytical method in pharmaceutical technology. Due to the numerous chemometric solutions available, characterization of pharmaceutical samples with unknown components present has also become possible. This study compares the performance of current state-of-the-art curve resolution methods (multivariate curve(More)