Roberto Román

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We studied the metabolism of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) by using white rot fungi previously identified as organisms that metabolize polychlorinated biphenyls. Bran flakes medium, which has been shown to support production of high levels of laccase and manganese peroxidase, was used as the growth medium. Ten fungi grown for 5 days in this medium(More)
For pharmaceutical products, one approach developed to assure that different chromatographic systems are capable of generating valid results is the system suitability test. Typically, a system suitability test involves numerical limits for predefined chromatographic parameters such as theoretical plates, tailing factor, injector reproducibility, etc. An(More)
A nitrogenous controlled release fertilizer (Floranid 32) and a treatment of municipal organic waste compost were tested under two irrigation managements (conventional and ET-adjusted irrigation rates) with the aim of assessing risk of nitrate leaching to the aquifer. A check without N fertilizer was introduced. The experiment was carried out at La Poveda(More)
To calculate the correct nitrogen fertilizer rate for crops and the possibility of using municipal solid waste (MSW) compost as an organic amendment, nitrogen mineralization rates were studied by laboratory incubation and field measurements in a soil in central Spain. Nitrogen mineralization rates were studied in a 250-day laboratory soil incubation with(More)
A method was developed for the analysis of testosterone 17-enanthate 3-benzilic acid hydrazone, 17-beta-estradiol 3,17-dienanthate, and estradiol benzoate combinations dissolved in an oily vehicle. Testosterone 17-enanthate 3-benzilic acid hydrazone was separated from the other drugs and vehicle components by chromatography on an acetonitrile-infusorial(More)
Water vapor column (WVC) obtained by GOME-2 instrument (GDP-4.6 version) onboard MetOp-A satellite platform is compared against reference WVC values derived from GPS (Global Positioning System) instruments from 2007 to 2012 at 21 places located at Iberian Peninsula. The accuracy and precision of GOME-2 to estimate the WVC is studied for different Iberian(More)
A commercial amitriptyline hydrochloride solution was stored at 80 degrees for up to 3 months. High-performance liquid chromatography showed no evidence of amitriptyline hydrochloride degradation. The method also indicated that two reported degradates, 3-(propa-1,3-dienyl)-1,2;4,5-dibenzocyclohepta-1,4-diene and dibenzosuberone, were present at levels less(More)
UV spectrophotometry, high-pressure liquid chromatography, and NMR were used to investigate syn-anti isomerization in testosterone 17-enanthate 3-benzilic acid hydrazone. In the crystalline state, the isomeric ratio is dependent on the crystallization solvent. In solutions, including injectable pharmaceutical formulations, an equilibrium isomer mixture(More)
Implantation was performed on surface-polished and thermal-treated alumina discs with 75 keV monocharged carbon ions at doses of 1 x 10(17) and 5 x 10(17) ions cm(-2). The alumina targets were kept at room temperature. The structural modifications induced during ion irradiation were studied by the scanning and scanning transmission electron microscopes.(More)
This paper shows the validation of integrated water vapor (IWV) measurements retrieved from the Ozone Monitoring Instrument (OMI), using as reference nine ground-based GPS stations in the Iberian Peninsula. The study period covers from 2007 to 2009. The influence of two factors, - solar zenith angle (SZA) and IWV -, on OMI-GPS differences was studied in(More)
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