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New fingerprint visualization method uses X-rays to reveal missing clues
...d that they could detect the sodium, potassium and chlorine
from such salts. And since these salts are deposit...d, but heavier elements like sodium, potassium and chlorine
are more easily identified. But in the future, the researchers hope to integrate other spectroscopic...
Information fusion research simulates disasters to manage emergency response
... highway bridge might cause a tanker truck full of chlorine
to fall and rupture, spreading a toxic plume and causing a spike in respiratory casualties. According to Scott, the information fusion process begins linking reports and considering secondary causes, as soon as the first two reports of casualt...
Experts debate benefits, dangers of chlorine in C&EN point-counterpoint
...esult of a "vigorous and provocative debate" about chlorine
at that forum, the magazine's editors asked two leading experts in the field of chlorine
chemistry - Terrence Collins, professor of chemistry at Carnegie Mellon University, and C.T. (Kip) H...
Envisat Symposium report day 2: GMES turns science to services
...use gases, reactive gases such as ozone-destroying chlorine
and also aerosols. On a global scale these data products will be used to monitor long-range atmospheric transport of air pollutants, while improved regional forecasts will be used by air-quality authorities in cities across Europe. Other speakers t...
Envisat witnesses return of the South Polar ozone hole
...f polar stratospheric clouds leads to splitting of chlorine
into highly ozone-reactive radicals that break ozo... individual oxygen molecules. A single molecule of chlorine
has the potential to break down thousands of molecules of ozone. ESA's ten-instrument Envisat spa...
Riverbank filtration pulls pollutants from drinking water
...posure to common water treatment chemicals such as chlorine
can transform the material into cancer-causing com...the treatment costs and reduce the risks of mixing chlorine
with the organic material that can become carcinogenic." The researchers studied wells that had been...
Light-sensitive gloves reduce risk of germ transfer
...s literally. A new type of disposable glove emits chlorine
dioxide when exposed to light or moisture, killing...yethylene gloves contain microspheres that release chlorine
dioxide, a water-soluble gas used to disinfect drinking water and processed foods. Chlorine dioxide ...
Near-real time ozone forecasting made possible by Envisat
...as maps of nitric acid trihydrate (NAT) and active chlorine
(ClOx), both implicated in ozone thinning. The intention to use the MIPAS data to 'fine-tune' the model in future for increased accuracy, along with assimilating data from other Envisat instruments such as GOMOS (Global Ozone Monitoring by Occultati...
Chemical & Engineering News 80th anniversary issue highlights periodic table
... plastics such as polyvinyl chloride. But too much chlorine
gas is being released into the atmosphere. Cynthia Burrows, a chemistry professor at University of Utah and senior editor of ACS's Journal of Organic Chemistry . Gold. This element is found free in nature, with two-thirds of the world's supply com...
Mayo Clinic physicians look for cause of 'hot tub lung'
...At temperatures higher than 84 degrees Fahrenheit, chlorine
loses much of its disinfectant properties. The researchers note that the steam and bubbles generated efficiently aerosolize the organism, facilitating easy inhalation. Contributing with Dr. Rickman in the study were Jay Ryu, M.D., and Sanjay Kalra, M...
Chlorine dioxide gas kills dangerous biological contaminants
...used to rid federal office buildings of anthrax -- chlorine
dioxide gas -- can effectively eliminate deadly ba...st measured how effectively different potencies of chlorine
dioxide (ClO2) gas used over various periods of time could kill Listeria monocytogenes cells on appl...
Bleach-producing enzyme found to modulate blood vessel dilation during inflammation
...f.) -- An enzyme that stimulates the production of chlorine
bleach in cells to kill bacteria and other invadin...lood cell to locally produce hypochlorous acid, or chlorine
bleach, as a bactericidal agent. "Myeloperoxidase has been known to be an important component of t...
Virginia Tech students discoveries can help prevent water-borne diseases
...estinal illness. These parasites are impervious to chlorine
disinfection, so they must be removed through settling or filtration. A major water-borne outbreak of Cryptosporidium in Milwaukee in 1993 caused illness in an estimated 403,000 people. These and other water-borne diseases are a threat whenever a tre...
Supplements that target fat loss
metals that protect themselves
...er whether an electrical current works better than chlorine
tokill bacteria on fresh produce, cutting boards, and food processing equipment. (AGFD 133, 10:50 a.m.) New material mends broken bones faster - Treatment for serious bone fractures could be quicker and less invasive, thanks to a new biodegradab...
War on bacteria could leave drug-resistant strains unchecked
...cleansers that leave no residues, such as alcohol, chlorine
bleach and hydrogen peroxide, as well as time-tested soap and hot water. Strong antibacterial cleansers make sense only when someone in the household is seriously ill or has low immunity, he added. Then, caregivers should wash their hands for at le...
Synthetic rubber kills germs on contact
...terials. N-halamines contain a receptor that binds chlorine
atoms. The pathogen is killed when it comes in con...bber loses its ability to fight pathogens once the chlorine
atoms are used up, this feature can be renewed simply by exposing the rubber to bleach, which provid...
Treated Clothing Detoxifies Pesticides
...rkers)some kind of protection." When armed with a chlorine
atom and exposed tocertainpesticides called carbamates, she says the activated compound "breaks down thepesticide into smaller, unharmful fragments." After a day's work, garments made by this process could be tossed in the washwithchlorine bleach. "...
Emerging Pathogens And Safety Of Fresh Produce Key Issues Facing Food IndustryAnd Scientists
... The effectiveness of antimicrobial agents (e.g., chlorine
andperoxyacetic acid), surfactants (neutral, acid, alkaline, and foaming cleaners),and commercial washing systems will be evaluated. The surfactant used dependson the type of fruit or vegetable, the harvesting season, and geographicallocation of the...