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Asparagus bean (Vigna. unguiculata ssp. sesquipedialis) is a distinctive subspecies of cowpea [Vigna. unguiculata (L.) Walp.] that apparently originated in East Asia and is characterized by extremely long and thin pods and an aggressive climbing growth habit. The crop is widely cultivated throughout Asia for the production of immature pods known as 'long(More)
Asparagus bean (Vigna. unguiculata. ssp sesquipedalis) is a subspecies and special vegetable type of cowpea (Vigna. unguiculata L. Walp.) important in Asia. Genetic basis of horticulturally important traits of asparagus bean is still poorly understood, hindering the utilization of targeted, DNA marker-assisted breeding in this crop. Here we report the(More)
Forward osmosis (FO) is an emerging membrane separation process that continues to be tested and implemented in various industrial water and wastewater treatment applications. The growing interests in the technology have prompted laboratories and manufacturers to adopt standard testing methods to ensure accurate comparison of membrane performance under(More)
  • Bryan D Coday, Pei Xu, Edward G Beaudry, Jack Herron, Keith Lampi, Nathan T Hancock +4 others
  • 2013
• Highly impaired liquid streams can be sustainably treated by forward osmosis. • Forward osmosis treatment of drilling mud and produced water was evaluated. • Water recovery N 70% was achieved in pilot and demonstration scales. a b s t r a c t a r t i c l e i n f o Keywords: Forward osmosis Wastewater treatment Water reuse Produced water Fracturing(More)
The neurotrophin brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) and its receptor TrkB participate in diverse neuronal functions, including activity-dependent synaptic plasticity that is crucial for learning and memory. On binding to BDNF, TrkB is not only autophosphorylated at tyrosine residues but also undergoes serine phosphorylation at S478 by the(More)
Forward osmosis (FO) is a membrane separation technology that has been studied in recent years for application in water treatment and desalination. It can best be utilized as an advanced pretreatment for desalination processes such as reverse osmosis (RO) and nanofiltration (NF) to protect the membranes from scaling and fouling. In the current study the(More)
Keywords: Forward osmosis Osmotic dilution Reverse osmosis Water reuse Membrane fouling Seawater desalination a b s t r a c t In this study we evaluated the performance of forward osmosis (FO) at the pilot scale to achieve simultaneous seawater desalination and wastewater reclamation. The investigation was performed with a commercial spiral wound FO(More)
To meet surging water demands, water reuse is being sought as an alternative to traditional water resources. However, contamination of water resources by trace organic compounds (TOrCs), including pharmaceuticals, personal care products, disinfection byproducts, and industrial chemicals is of increasing concern. These compounds are not readily removed by(More)
a r t i c l e i n f o Researchers have systematically investigated the influence of online reviews on consumer perceptions and decisions to purchase products, but hitherto have not attended to the presentation format. Increasingly, video reviews are making their way into various websites, and their impact on consumer perceptions is not yet known. While(More)
Goal Extracting meaningful contextual data from raw sensor datasets collected in the context of smart home Challenges  Heterogeneous sensor nodes  Analysis of noisy and huge collected datasets  Obtaining the ground truth Approach  Activity recognition with the means of machine learning algorithms  Time series analysis of daily power consumption (More)