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A comprehensive investigation was conducted to the urban soil in the megacity Shanghai in order to assess the levels of PAHs and potential risks to human health, to identify and quantitatively assess source contributions to the soil PAHs. A total of 57 soil samples collected in main urban areas of Shanghai, China were analyzed for 26 PAHs including highly(More)
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are small non-coding RNAs of ∼22 nucleotides (nt) in length that bind to the 3′UTRs of their target mRNAs, leading to translational inhibition or mRNA degradation (Bartel, 2009). miRNAs regulate the expression of hundreds of genes involved in various biological processes , such as apoptosis, migration, metastasis, and Previous studies(More)
This investigation reports observations of optical bistability in a silicon nitride (SiN) micro-ring resonator with azo dye-doped liquid crystal cladding. The refractive index of the cladding can be changed by switching the liquid crystal between nematic (NLC) and photo-induced isotropic (PHI) states by. Both the NLC and the PHI states can be maintained for(More)
This work demonstrates an electrically tunable silicon nitride (SiN) micro-ring resonator with polymer-stabilized blue phase liquid crystals (PSBPLCs) cladding. An external vertical electric field is applied to modulate the refractive index of the PSBPLCs by exploiting its fast-response Kerr effect-induced birefringence. The consequent change in the(More)
The concentrations of 41 polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) in the river sediments from Luqiao were analyzed by GC-NCI-MS. The objectives of this study were to understand the contents, spatial distribution and sources. The Sigma40 PBDEs (excluding BDE209) concentrations in sediments sampled were in the range of 0.177 to 161 ng x g(-1), with a mean of(More)
The concentration of 46 polychlorinated naphthalenes (PCNs) in the agricultural soils from Luqiao was analyzed by GC-NCI-MS. The objectives of this study were to investigate the contents, spatial distribution and sources of PCNs. The total concentrations of PCNs (sigma PCNs) in soil samples were in the range of 0.062 to 2.92 ng x g(-1), with a mean of 0.630(More)
Short-chain chlorinated paraffins (SCCPs) are extremely complex technical mixtures of polychlorinated n-alkanes with carbon chain lengths from C10 to C13 and chlorine content between 49 and 70%. SCCPs are under consideration for inclusion in the Stockholm Convention on persistent organic pollutants. SCCPs have been used extensively in industrial production,(More)
Wastewater treatment sludge from a primary lead-zinc smelter is characterized as hazardous waste and requires treatment prior to disposal due to its significant arsenic and heavy metals contents. This study presents a method for the stabilization of arsenic sludge that uses a slag based curing agent composed of smelting slag, cement clinker and limestone.(More)
The concentrations of 144 polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in the river sediments from Luqiao were analyzed by GC-muECD. The objectives of this study were to understand the contents, spatial distribution and possible sources of PCBs. The Sigma PCBs concentrations detected in the river sediments were in the range of 1.66 to 5 930 ng x g(-1), with a mean of(More)
The concentrations of 144 polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in the soils from Luqiao were analyzed by GC-microECD. The objectives of this study were to understand the contents, spatial distribution and sources. The sigma PCBs concentrations in soils samples were in the range of 0.779 ng x g(-1) to 937 ng x g(-1), with a mean of 75.7 ng x g(-1), and the(More)