Gh. Amoabediny

University of Tehran, Teheran, Tehrān, Iran

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Publications (6)11.96 Total impact

  • R. Ranjbar, M. Naderi, H. Omidvar, Gh. Amoabediny
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    ABSTRACT: Despite cyanidation currently being the conventional gold recovery process, researchers are looking for alternative methods for the recovery of gold from its sources without using cyanide. The current work attempts to study the recovery of gold from copper anode slime by means of a novel process utilizing magnetite nanoparticles (MNPs).In this process, MNPs were first synthesized byco-precipitation method, and thecharacterization of the product was then carried out using theX-ray diffraction (XRD), transmission electron microscopy (TEM),andvibration sample magnetometer (VSM) methods.Thiourea solution was employed as leachant. All the gold content of copper anode slime was dissolved in thiourea solution and a positive complex of gold and thiourea was obtained as a result. At a pH value higher than the pH of point of zero charge (PZC), the nanoparticles (NPs) were added to the gold solution. The gold complex adsorbed on the NPs due to their negative surface charge. At the last stage, ammonia was added to the gold-attached NP suspension and gold was consequently precipitated in metallic form. The results obtained from the method indicate the high efficiency of the methodfor the recovery of gold from copper anode slime.
    Hydrometallurgy 01/2014; · 2.17 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: In a process for cleaning hydrocarbonaceous residues, including residual petroleum from laboratory made oil-contaminated vessels, several previously isolated bacteria from Ilam and Paydar oil reservoirs, were used. The isolated strains were compared with the standard sample of Acinetobacter calcoaceticus PTCC 1318 from Persian Type Culture Collection (PTCC). This gram-negative bacterium grows on a variety of different substrates as sole carbon and energy sources, including crude oil, soy oil and ethanol. It is oxidase-negative, non-motile and strictly aerobic. Among the isolated strains, two autochthonous strains were found to produce an extracellular emulsifying agent when grown in Mineral Salt Medium containing soy oil, ethanol or local crude oil. The crude emulsifier of PTCC1318, Paydar-4 and Ilam-1 were concentrated from the cell-free culture fluid by ammonium sulfate precipitation to yield 1.89 g, 1.78 g and 1.69 g of bioemulsan, respectively. Although measuring the surface tension (ST) is not very applicable procedure in case of bioemulsan, but in order to prove this theory, ST was conducted.Further analysis of purified emulsion was performed to prove the molecular structure by Carbon13 Nuclear Magnetic Resonance, Proton1Nuclear Magnetic Resonance and Fourier Transform Infrared Radiation methods. These investigations showed that the molecular weight of emulsion produced by species isolated from Ilam and Paydar crude oil reservoirs are comparable with Acinetobacter calcoaceticus PTCC 1318.
    Iran. J. Environ. Health. Sci. Eng. 04/2012; 7:209-222.
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    ABSTRACT: A novel and economical method was used to optimize bacterial growth and bioemulsan production. Acinetobacter calcoaceticus PTCC 1641 was applied in an innovated synthetic medium comprised whey and mineral salt medium (MSM) in ratio of 1:1 in a shaken flask bioreactor. The optimum inoculum size, shaking frequency rate and filling volume (V(L)) using ventilation flasks were investigated that resulted in 5 vol.%, 300 rpm and 15 ml), respectively. The surface tension decreased around 48% during bioemulsan production. Due to determine bioemulsan properties, the reliability of blood agar method was confirmed as well.
    Bioresource Technology 12/2010; 101(24):9758-64. · 4.75 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: The extraction of protein by continuous liquid–liquid extraction was investigated in a rotating disc contactor (RDC) and a rotating sieved disc contactor (RSDC) with and without stators. Hydrodynamics and mass transfer performance for reversed micellar extraction of lysozyme in RDC/RSDC I and RSDC II have been investigated. The dispersed phase holdup has increased with the increase of rotor speed. Pratt's equation was used for calculating the characteristic velocity. An inverse relation was observed between the characteristic velocity and rotor speed. The estimated overall mass transfer coefficient was increased by increasing the rotor speed. For an extraction column, the overall hydrodynamics and mass transfer performance can be judged by a volumetric utilization factor. At high rotor speeds, volumetric utilization factor for RSDCs is higher than that of RDC. The RSDC II has been successfully applied in reversed micellar extraction of protein.
    Chemical Engineering Science 01/2009; 64(10):2301-2306. · 2.39 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Spinal cord injury is very complicated, as there are factors in the body that inhibit its repair. Although regeneration of the mammalian central nervous system (CNS) was once thought to be impossible, studies over the past two decades have shown that axonal growth after spinal cord injury can occur when provided with the correct substratum. Traditionally, tissue transplantation or peripheral nerve grafting are used to repair damaged or diseased regions of the CNS, but donor shortage and immunological problems associated with infectious disease are often encountered. Fortunately, recent advances in neuroscience, cell culture, and biomaterials provide optimistic future using new treatments for nerve injuries.Biomaterial scaffold creates substrate within which cells are instructed to form a tissue or an organ in a highly controlled way. The principal function of a scaffold is to direct cell behavior such as migration, proliferation, differentiation, maintenance of phenotype, and apoptosis by facilitating sensing and responding to the environment via cell–matrix and cell–cell communications. Therefore, having such abilities provides scaffolds seeded with a special type of cell as an important part of tissue engineering and regenerative medicine which spinal cord regeneration is an example of. Nevertheless, the vast number of biodegradable synthetic and natural biopolymers makes choosing the right one very difficult. In this review article, it was tried to provide an inclusive survey of biopolymers seeded with Schwann cells (SCs) to be used for axonal regeneration in the nervous system.
    Neurochemistry International 12/2008; · 2.66 Impact Factor