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Recent efforts in the field of used water treatment and water reclamation have led to the development of a number of innovative high retention membrane bioreactor (HRMBR) systems. These systems invariably combine a high rejection membrane separation with a biological treatment. A common positive outcome of these systems is that smaller size organic(More)
The gene encoding pyrethroid-hydrolyzing esterase (EstP) from Klebsiella sp. strain ZD112 was cloned into Escherichia coli and sequenced. A sequence analysis of the DNA responsible for the estP gene revealed an open reading frame of 1914 bp encoding for a protein of 637 amino acid residues. No similarities were found by a database homology search using the(More)
The pyrethroid pesticides residues on foods and environmental contamination are a public safety concern. Pretreatment with pyrethroid hydrolase has the potential to alleviate the conditions. For this purpose, a fungus capable of using pyrethroid pesticides as a sole carbon source was isolated from the soil and characterized as Aspergillus niger ZD11. A(More)
The potential for biodegradation of aromatic hydrocarbons simultaneously at low temperatures and under saline and alkaline conditions is not well understood, but such biodegradation would be useful for remediation of polluted sites. A psychrotolerant, moderately haloalkaliphilic pure culture using benzene as a sole source of carbon and energy was isolated(More)
In the last few years, extensive research has been dedicated to development of a novel osmotic membrane bioreactor (OMBR), which combines high-retention osmotic separation and biological reactions in a single vessel. Although promising results have been reported in the literature, some challenges associated with applications of OMBR remain unresolved at the(More)
AIM To optimize the preoperative diagnosis and surgical management of adult intussusception (AI). METHODS A retrospective review of the clinical features, diagnosis, management and pathology 41 adult patients with postoperative diagnoses of intussusception was conducted. RESULTS Forty-one patients with 44 intussusceptions were operated on, 24.4% had(More)
BACKGROUND Previous studies have shown that patients with schizophrenia show abnormalities in brain activation when processing emotional faces. However, very few studies have examined if such abnormalities are also found in non-western patient samples and in at-risk individuals. The current study explored whether patients with schizophrenia and siblings of(More)
In recent years, microbubble and nanobubble technologies have drawn great attention due to their wide applications in many fields of science and technology, such as water treatment, biomedical engineering, and nanomaterials. In this paper, we discuss the physics, methods of generation of microbubbles (MBs) and nanobubbles (NBs), while production of free(More)
The gene bgaP encoding cold-active beta-galactosidase from a psychrotrophic and halotolerant Planococcus sp. L4 was cloned into Escherichia coli and sequenced. A sequence analysis of the DNA responsible for the BgaP gene revealed an open reading frame of 2031 bp encoding for a protein of 677 amino acid residues. The BgaP was heterologously expressed in E.(More)
The HIV/AIDS epidemic among Chinese men who have sex with men (MSM) has become a significant public health concern. Knowledge of alcohol consumption in this population is limited. In this study, 1,155 Chinese MSM were surveyed to assess alcohol use and its correlates. A meta-analysis was also performed to aggregate pooled prevalence of current alcohol use.(More)