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The aim of this study was to examine the catalyzed decomposition of hydrogen peroxide and 2-chlorophenol (2-CP) in the presence of iron oxides. Granular ferrihydrite, goethite, and hematite were selected as catalysts in this study. 2-CP was used as the model compound because it is a typical toxic compound and has not been investigated in the catalytic(More)
The adaptive urban traffic signal control (TSC) system became a development trend of intelligent transportation system (ITS). We investigated the vision based surveillance and to keep sight of the unpredictable and hardly measurable disturbances may perturb the traffic flow. We integrated and performed the vision based methodologies that include the object(More)
The synthesis of fully deuterated amphetamine (phenyl-2-aminopropane-d11) in which 11 deuterium atoms are bonded to carbons and two other highly deuterated analogues is described. Their toxicities and in vivo spontaneous locomotor activities in mice were examined and compared with that of the parent protioamphetamine. A significant reduction in toxicities(More)
The use of goethite (alpha-FeOOH) and hydrogen peroxide was recently found that they could effectively oxidize organic compounds. The study was to investigate the effect of goethite particle size, goethite concentration, Fe2+ and Fe3+ on the 2-chlorophenol oxidation. Results indicated that 2-chlorophenol can be decomposed with hydrogen peroxide catalyzed by(More)
Complement C5a is aetiologically linked to inflammatory tissue damage in conditions like septicaemia, immune complex diseases and ischaemia-reperfusion injury. We here describe a monoclonal antibody (mAb), 137-26, that binds to the C5a moiety of human C5 and neutralizes the effects of C5a without interfering with C5 cleavage and the subsequent formation of(More)
Anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies (ANCA) not only are triggered by target protein myeloperoxidase (MPO) and proteinase 3 (PR3) of polymorphonuclear neutrophil (PMN) but also react with primed PMN to exert the inflammatory process in vasculitis syndrome. To clarify the crucial role of PMN in ANCA-associated vasculitis and the related mechanism, PMN was(More)
The structures of a cDNA and the 5' upstream region of the human smooth muscle alpha-actin gene have been characterized. Transcriptional start sites and the non-coding first exon were mapped by primer extension analysis and by comparing cDNA and genomic sequences. The deduced human smooth muscle alpha-actin protein sequence is identical to the corresponding(More)
The effects of N-ethylamphetamines substituted at the meta position of the phenyl ring with H, F, Cl, Br, I, CF3, CH3O, NO2 or OH were examined on locomotor activity in mice. With the exception of meta-CF3-N-ethylamphetamine (fenfluramine), all compounds stimulated locomotor activity to varying amounts as determined in dose-activity curves that included(More)
The specific filtration resistance, moisture, and SVI were used to evaluate the influence of pH on the filtration and dewatering efficiencies when applying Fenton's reagent to treat the excess sludge. The excess sludge used in this study was obtained from the wastewater treatment plant of An-Ping Industrial Park in Tainan, Taiwan. Results show that initial(More)
A novel electro-Fenton method, called the Fered-Fenton method, applying H2O2 and electrogenerated ferrous ions for treating organic-containing wastewater was investigated. By combining electrochemical reduction and chemical oxidation, the process can regenerate ferrous ions and remove organic compounds simultaneously in a batch reactor. Because the(More)