Juu-En Chang

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Although, the xanthate process has been shown to be an effective method for heavy metal removal from contaminated water, a heavy metal contaminated residual sludge is produced by the treatment process and the metal-xanthate sludge must be handled in accordance with the Taiwan EPA's waste disposal requirements. This work employed potassium ethyl xanthate(More)
Activins, inhibins, and follistatins are important regulators of mammalian reproduction. However, their roles in lower vertebrates are poorly understood. In this study, we examined the expression of activin A, inhibin A, and follistatins in the zebrafish ovary and determined their role in final oocyte maturation. Using reverse transcription-polymerase chain(More)
A deeper understanding of the microbial community structure is very important in bioremediation for polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins/dibenzofurans (PCDD/Fs). However, this has been insufficiently addressed in previous studies. To obtain more information, we pyrosequenced the V4/V5 regions of the 16S rRNA genes of bacterial communities transited from(More)
The separation and characterization of the metabolic products of lappaconitine in rat urine by high-performance liquid chromatography with electrochemical and ultraviolet detection are described. Urine samples from rats intravenously administered lappaconitine hydrobromide were extracted with chloroform and then purified on a Sep-Pak C18 cartridge. The(More)
This study aims to evaluate the influence of start-up on polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins and polychlorinated dibenzofurans (PCDD/Fs) concentration in the stack flue gas of incinerators and its contributing PCDD/F emission. The PCDD/F emission of the first sample among three consecutive stack flue gas samples of five intermittent incinerators, which(More)
This study investigated the emission of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) from stack flue gas and air pollution control device (APCD) effluent of the liquid injection incinerator (LII) disposing the petrochemical industrial wastewater, and PAH removal efficiencies of wet electrostatic precipitator (WESP) and wet scrubber (WSB). The PAH carcinogenic(More)
Speciation of copper in the incineration waste heat boiler (HB) and the down stream electrostatic precipitator (EP) fly ashes during the flue gas cooling down (1123-->473 K) has been studied by X-ray absorption near edge structural (XANES) spectroscopy in the present work. Copper species such as Cu(OH)(2) (59-67%), CuCl(2) (5-12%), CuO (24-26%), and a small(More)
PURPOSE A radio-frequency dielectric barrier discharge (DBD) was applied as a micro-plasma device for the inactivation of bacteria, e.g., Escherichia coli. MATERIALS AND METHODS The cultured bacteria were placed on a polydimethyl siloxane (PDMS) film and placed inside the DBD cavity. The bacteria were exposed to micro-plasmas of varying oxygen/argon(More)
The object of this study is to stabilize spent alkaline batteries and to recover useful metals. A blend of dolomite, limestone, and cullet was added to act as a reductant and a glass matrix former in vitrification. Specimens were vitrified using an electrical heating furnace at 1400 degrees C and the output products included slag, ingot, flue gas, and fly(More)
Highly chlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins/dibenzofurans (DD/Fs) are main hazardous dioxins, and ubiquitously distributed in the environment. To study the feasibility of bioremediation for remedying contamination of highly chlorinated dioxins, closed microcosms were constructed with soil from a chronological site under oxygen-stimulated conditions. The results(More)