Sophia W. Kao

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A process train consisting of the following sequence of unit processes, a berl-saddle-packed anaerobic filter, an expanded bed, granular activated carbon anaerobic filter, and an activated sludge nitrification system was evaluated for the treatment of a synthetically prepared coal gasification wastewater. The first-stage anaerobic filter resulted in very(More)
The industrial chemical 4-vinylcyclohexene diepoxide (VCD) causes specific destruction of oocyte-containing small preantral follicles (primordial and primary) in ovaries of rats and mice. The mouse seems more susceptible to ovotoxic effects of VCD than the rat. The purpose of this study was to better understand these species differences in susceptibility to(More)
1. The adenosine receptors mediating relaxation of porcine isolated left anterior descending coronary arteries (LAD) and the effects of the level and type of preconstriction on the responses to adenosine analogues were examined in the present study. 2. Relaxation responses to the non-selective adenosine receptor agonist N-ethylcarboxamidoadenosine (NECA)(More)
Repeated dosing of rats with the ovotoxic chemical, 4-vinylcyclohexene diepoxide (VCD), destroys primordial and primary ovarian follicles via apoptosis (physiological cell death) by accelerating the normal rate of atresia. The present study investigated the effect of a single dose (1x) of VCD. Immature (d28) female Fischer 344 rats were dosed 1x or 15x with(More)
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