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The effects of an aerobic modified atmosphere packaging (MAP) (70% CO2, 15% O2 and 15% N2) with and without a CO2 3-h soluble gas stabilization (SGS) pre-treatment of chicken drumsticks were determined for various package and product quality characteristics. The CO2 dissolved into drumsticks was determined. The equilibrium between CO2 dissolved in(More)
A 16-year-old girl had a cosmetically unappealing persistent iridopupillary membrane in the left eye. Her best corrected visual acuity was 20/60, but this improved to 20/40 with pupillary dilation. Neodymium: YAG laser membranectomy resulted in 20/20 vision. This is the first reported case of persistent pupillary membrane treated with the Neodymium: YAG(More)
We perform a series of molecular dynamics simulations of Lennard-Jones chains systems, up to tetramers, in order to investigate the influence of temperature and chain length on their phase separation and interfacial properties. Simulation results serve as a test to check the accuracy of a statistical associated fluid theory (soft-SAFT) coupled with the(More)
A novel, high temperature solid absorbent based on lithium orthosilicate (Li(4)SiO(4)) has shown promise for postcombustion CO(2) capture. Previous studies utilizing a clean, synthetic flue gas have shown that the absorbent has a high CO(2) capacity, >25 wt %, along with high absorption rates, lower heat of absorption and lower regeneration temperature than(More)
We present here the implementation of a code developed for the simulation of the self-assembly of nano objects (SANO). The code has the ability to predict the molecular self-assembly of different structural motifs by tuning the molecular building blocks as well as the metallic substrate. It consists in a two-dimensional grand canonical Monte Carlo (GCMC)(More)
An accurate prediction of phase behavior at conditions far and close to criticality cannot be accomplished by mean-field based theories that do not incorporate long-range density fluctuations. A treatment based on renormalization-group (RG) theory as developed by White and co-workers has proven to be very successful in improving the predictions of the(More)
We present here a new model for the imidazolium-based ionic liquids (ILs) with the bis(trifluoromethylsulfonyl)imide anion [Tf(2)N](-) in the context of the soft-SAFT EoS. The model is used to predict the solubility of several compounds in these ILs, and results are compared to available experimental data. Since in the soft-SAFT EoS an associating site is(More)
The purpose of this work is twofold: (1) to provide an accurate molecular model for water within the soft-SAFT equation of state [Blas, F.J.; Vega, L.F. Mol. Phys. 1997, 92, 135; Llovell, F., et al. J. Chem. Phys. 2004, 121, 10715] and (2) to check the capability of this molecular-based equation of state for capturing the solubility minima of n-alkanes in(More)
The purpose of this work is to check the capability of the crossover soft-SAFT equation of state to predict the phase behavior of hydrogen chloride/n-alkane mixtures based on experimental data. The hydrogen chloride parameters were optimized using the experimental information, while the parameters for the n-alkanes were obtained from published correlations(More)
In this work, the soft statistical associating fluid theory (soft-SAFT) equation of state (EoS) has been used to provide an accurate thermodynamic characterization of the pyridinium-based family of ionic liquids (ILs) with the bis(trifluoromethylsulfonyl)imide anion [NTf(2)](-). On the basis of recent molecular simulation studies for this family, a simple(More)