Padraig Kearney

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We have used probes from the human genes PI, PIL, and AACT (alpha 1-antitrypsin, alpha 1-antitrypsin-related sequence, and alpha 1-antichymotrypsin) to make a pulsed-field map of the surrounding region of 14q31-32. We have discovered that the PI-PIL gene cluster is only 220 kb away from the AACT gene and that it is orientated in the opposite direction. The(More)
The purpose of this study was to develop an efficient and, possibly, a practically operated methodology to recover phosphorus (P) from P-saturated dewatered aluminium sludge cakes (DASC) after the DASC have been beneficially reused as constructed wetlands substrate for P-rich wastewater treatment. A three-step procedure of 1) P extraction by H2SO4, 2)(More)
In this study, alum sludge was introduced to co-conditioning and dewatering with an anaerobic digested sludge from a municipal wastewater treatment plant, to examine the role of the alum sludge in improving the dewaterbility of the mixed sludge and also in immobilizing phosphorus in the reject water. Experiments have demonstrated that the optimal mix ratio(More)
In view of the well recognized need of reject water treatment in MWWTP (municipal wastewater treatment plant), this paper outlines two strategies for P removal from reject water using alum sludge, which is produced as by-product in drinking water treatment plant when aluminium sulphate is used for flocculating raw waters. One strategy is the use of the alum(More)
Conditioning of an aluminum-based water treatment sludge by single and dual polymers was investigated in this study. Capillary suction time (CST), specific resistance to filtration (SRF) and settling rate were used to evaluate the sludge dewatering characteristics. Sludge dewaterability resulting from single and dual polymer conditioning were compared for(More)
It is widely accepted that cervical screening has significantly reduced the incidence of cervical cancer worldwide. The primary screening test for cervical cancer is the Papanicolaou (Pap) test, which has extremely variable specificity and sensitivity. There is an unmet clinical need for methods to aid clinicians in the early detection of cervical(More)
Migration of chloramphenicol and 4-hydroxybenzoic acid from solutions in 1-octanol into Glycerol Suppository Base, BP and soft gelatin capsule shells is reported. Rates of migration through the gels, quantified in terms of diffusion coefficients, are given. An electron spin resonance probing technique was used to determine the microscopic viscosity. The(More)
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