Ming-Lu Zhang

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Dibenzothiophene (DBT) and its derivatives can be microbially desulfurized by enzymes DszC, DszA, and DszB, which are encoded by the operon dszABC and contribute to the conversion in tandem. We investigated the expression characteristics of the dsz operon. Our results revealed that the levels of transcription and translation of dszA, dszB, and dszC(More)
An 8-month survey was conducted to detect and quantify enteroviruses in Tianjin coastal seawaters of Bohai Bay to assess coastal water quality. Ten water samples were collected from Bohai Bay for the detection and quantification of enteroviruses by conventional reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) and SYBR Green real-time quantitative(More)
This paper addresses the problem of estimating the odor path which is most likely taken by the odor patch detected by the concentration sensor on a mobile robot moving in an indoor dynamic airflow environment. The odor path estimation is useful for plume tracing and odor source declaration. A novel algorithm for odor path likelihood mapping in the dynamic(More)
Hepatitis A virus (HAV) is single-strainded RNA virus that causes infectious hepatitis A. Detection and quantification of hepatitis A virus in Tianjin coastal seawater of Bohai Bay were carried out by conventional RT-PCR and SYBR Green real-time quantitative RT-PCR using the primers based on the conserved sequence at the VP1-VP2 genes of HAV. The nine(More)
Seawater reverse osmosis (SWRO) membrane biofouling remains a common challenge in the desalination industry, but the marine bacterial community that causes membrane fouling is poorly understood. Microbial communities at different stages of treatment processes (intake, cartridge filtration, and SWRO) of a desalination pilot plant were examined by both(More)
Residue levels of dimethoate and its oxon metabolite (omethoate) during tea planting, manufacturing, and brewing were investigated using a modified QuEChERS sample preparation and gas chromatography. Dissipation of dimethoate and its metabolite in tea plantation followed the first-order kinetic with a half-life of 1.08-1.27 d. Tea manufacturing has positive(More)
Endotoxins, derived from cell walls of most Gram-negative bacteria and some cyanobacteria, are common pyrogen and highly immunogenic molecules, and related to many diseases. In this paper, a detection method for endotoxin activity in water environment using kinetic-turbid assay of Tachypleus Amebocyte Lysate (TAL) was established, the influence of pH and(More)
This paper analyses the reasons for resulting in the instability of mobile manipulator. Several methods of stability analysis and errors compensation are introduced, including the theories, the modeling processes and their characteristics. The significance of analysing the stability and compensating the errors are expounded. In addition, the corresponding(More)