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Automated image analysis procedures combined with discriminant factorial analysis (DFA) have been developed to classify agglomerated sucrose crystals according to their shape. The crystals are observed by optical microscopy. Agreement between manual and automated classifications is 90% in average. Each crystal is characterised by its own degree of(More)
The 2-5 nm Fe(III) oxo-hydroxide core of ferritin is less ordered and readily bioavailable compared to its pure synthetic analogue, ferrihydrite. We report the facile synthesis of tartrate-modified, nano-disperse ferrihydrite of small primary particle size, but with enlarged or strained lattice structure (~2.7Å for the main Bragg peak versus 2.6Å for(More)
UNLABELLED Iron deficiency is the most common nutritional disorder worldwide with substantial impact on health and economy. Current treatments predominantly rely on soluble iron which adversely affects the gastrointestinal tract. We have developed organic acid-modified Fe(III) oxo-hydroxide nanomaterials, here termed nano Fe(III), as alternative safe iron(More)
The ferritin core is composed of fine nanoparticulate Fe(3+) oxohydroxide, and we have developed a synthetic mimetic, nanoparticulate Fe(3+) polyoxohydroxide (nanoFe(3+)). The aim of this study was to determine how dietary iron derived in this fashion is absorbed in the duodenum. Following a 4 wk run-in on an Fe-deficient diet, mice with intestinal-specific(More)
Dietary non-heme iron contains ferrous [Fe(II)] and ferric [Fe(III)] iron fractions and the latter should hydrolyze, forming Fe(III) oxo-hydroxide particles, on passing from the acidic stomach to less acidic duodenum. Using conditions to mimic the in vivo hydrolytic environment we confirmed the formation of nanodisperse fine ferrihydrite-like particles.(More)
Industrial filamentous fungal fermentations are typically operated in fed-batch mode. Oxygen control represents an important operational challenge due to the varying biomass concentration. In this study, oxygen control is implemented by manipulating the substrate feed rate, i.e. the rate of oxygen consumption. It turns out that the setpoint for dissolved(More)
One key issue to design parallel applications that scale on multicore systems is how to overcome the memory bottleneck. This paper presents a study of the impact of data structure layouts in locality of memory references, providing insights on strategies to ameliorate the memory bottleneck. The paper compares the performance of Java and C++ STL collections(More)
Most research on steppe bird habitat selection has been focused on the effects of management regimes or vegetation structure. However, much less is known on how plant composition is related with steppe bird occurrence. We investigated microhabitat of little bustard territorial males and females during the nesting and chick-rearing season in areas with(More)
Many military training centers still use traditional means to train and practice air traffic control. To represent reality, they use physical models of an airfield and aircrafts, or advanced computer simulations. LMS systems are also frequently used for management of online contents of courses. We are connecting simulations with LMS systems, in order to(More)
Fed-batch filamentous fungal fermentations at the industrial level are operated today either in an open-loop manner or through simple PI control, both with limited performance. The main challenge presented by such an operation is that, due to the presence of uncertainties of the inoculum, the process can go into oxygen limitation that severely affects(More)