Hao Zhou

Hao Zhou
Dalian University of Technology | DUT · school of ocean science and technology

PhD

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Introduction
I am interested in the interaction between heavy metals and microbes, including the uptake and pump of specific metal ions, biogenic nanomaterials and their application in various fields. E-mail: zhouhao@dlut.edu.cn By the year of 2021 to 2023, I will serve as associate editor for international microbiology, and handling editor for journal of applied microbiology and letters in applied microbiology. I hope more excellent manuscripts can send to us.
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November 2014 - January 2016
Dalian University of Technology
Position
  • Lecturer
October 2014 - April 2015
Dalian University of Technology, panjin campus
Position
  • Lecturer
September 2009 - September 2014
Dalian University of Technology

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Publications (141)
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Phenolic wastewater containing phenol and 4-chlorophenol pose a risk to the environment and to human health. Treating them using chemical-biological coupling method is challenging. In this study, manganese oxidizing bacteria (MnOB) were enriched in moving bed biofilm reactor (MBBR) using synthetic phenol wastewater (800 mg L-1) to facilitate in sit...
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Manganese oxides are the strongest natural oxidants in our environments aside from oxygen. Most natural manganese oxides are produced through the Mn(II) oxidation process driven by microbes. Biogenic manganese oxides (BioMnOx) are usually amorphous and rich in defects and possess large surface areas, resulting in high oxidative reactivity and stron...
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Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) have been known for decades to threaten human health. Various physical, chemical and biological methods have been developed to remove PAHs from different matrices. Microbial biodegradation processes are thought to be effective and environmentally friendly, but the low bioavailability of PAHs and their slow re...
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Biochar was used as a heterogeneous activator for peroxymonosulfate (PMS), and the activation performance strongly depended on the structure, functional groups, and modification of the biochar. In this study, a new type of modified biochar was synthesized by utilizing the Mn(II) adsorption capacity of bacteria. After one-step pyrolysis of Mn(II)-ad...
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To obtain a versatile formaldehyde oxidation material, simultaneously increasing the oxidative ability, recyclability and deactivation repellence (e.g., enduring the interference from moisture and aromatic compound omnipresent in indoor air) is of great significance. Herein, the above properties of α-MnO2 were synchronously updated via one step tre...
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A modified biochar for enhanced denitrification was developed through a facile pyrolysis method using sewage sludge as raw material and melamine as nitrogen source. Through electrochemical analysis, sludge-based pyrolysis biochar (SPBC) has superior electrical conductivity and poor redox activity. SPBC can increase the electron transfer through the...
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Catalytic oxidation at ambient temperature dominates priority in airborne formaldehyde elimination. Herein, the effects of Li⁺, Na⁺ and K⁺ on the catalytic activity of Ag-CoOx composite were comparatively studied. Systematic methods were applied to investigate the factors influencing catalytic activity. Compared with the cases of Na⁺ and K⁺, for wh...
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For the identification of trace-level organic nitrogen compounds (NCs) in gasoline, a method consisting of water-assisted dispersive solid-phase extraction (DSPE) and high-performance liquid chromatography-high resolution mass spectrometry was developed in which mixed-mode cation exchange was used as the adsorbent. To increase the DSPE efficiency,...
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Particulate matter (PM) is the main contributor to air pollution, and filtration has been reported to be promising for PM capturing. Considering the complexity of polluted air (volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and ozone are likely concomitant with PM particles) and in view of the versatility of MnO2 for the degradation of VOCs and ozone, the feasi...
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Tire wear particles (TWPs), which are among the microplastic pollutants in the environment, can inevitably accumulate in coastal sediments. The present study comprehensively investigated the effect of pristine TWPs on bacterial community structure in coastal sediments and compared the effect of pristine TWPs and aged TWPs on nine strains of bacteri...
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Biogenic manganese oxides (BioMnOx) have been found all over the world, and most of them were formed by Mn(II)-oxidizing bacteria (MnOB). In this study, a MnOB designated as FF-1 was isolated from marine surface sediments in the Bohai Sea, China. This strain was identified as Bacillus sp. and can tolerate more than 5% salinity. It can grow in the p...
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The black soldier fly (BSF), Hermetia illucens, has emerged as a promising species for waste bioconversion and source of antimicrobial proteins (AMPs). However, there is a scarcity of research on the element transformation efficiency and molecular characterization of AMPs derived from waste management. Here, food waste treatment was performed using...
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Fenton-like reaction was considered one of the most prospective advanced oxidation processes in the removal of organic pollutants. To achieve efficient degradation of sulfonamides (SAs) in water, MoS2/SiO2 composites ([email protected]) were fabricated by a simple “one-pot” process and packed as fixed-bed reactors (FBR) for Fenton-like reaction. Th...
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Single or cooperative incorporation of Ce and Sn elements into α-MnO2 parent were tried to update the catalytic benzene oxidation performance, and the successive modification via Ce doping and Sn deposition was demonstrated to be a promising methodology to offer high mineralization and avoid moisture-aroused inactivation. Ce doping caused lattice d...
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Under the background of indoor air formaldehyde decontamination, a freestanding ultra-light assembly was fabricated via ice-templating approach starting from MnO2 nanoparticles and environmentally benign agar powder. The 3D composite of agar and MnO2 (AM-3D) was comparatively studied with powdered counterparts (including pure MnO2 and mixture of ag...
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Breast cancer is the most common malignant tumor in women. Researchers have found that the combined use of multiple methods to treat tumors is a promising strategy. Here, we have developed a biomimetic nano-platform PDA@MB for tumor targeted photothermal therapy (PTT) combined with chemotherapy. The 4T1 cell membrane loaded with cucurbitacin B (CuB...
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Sulfonamides (SAs) are one of the most widely used antibiotics and their residuals in the environment could cause some negative environmental issues. Advanced oxidation such as Fenton-like reaction has been widely applied in the treatment of SAs polluted water. Degradation rates of 95-99.7% were achieved in this work for the tested 8 SAs, including...
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Tire wear particles (TWPs) have been characterized as microplastics in recent years, and many of these TWPs will be eventually deposited in coastal areas, leading to adverse effects to marine organisms. Results of the acute toxicity test in this study showed that the 96-h LC50 values of the particles and leachate were 771.4 mg/L (95% CI = 684.4–869...
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Insect biorefinery by black soldier fly larvae (BSFL), Hermetia illucens, has emerged as an innovative technique for the valorization of food waste. However, despite BSFL being an attractive natural source of antimicrobial proteins (AMPs), there is a scarcity of research on the antimicrobial activity and transcriptome expression of AMPs derived fro...
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Defect engineering is a powerful way to achieve the structural manipulation of MnO2 with rich surface active oxygen species for formaldehyde elimination under ambient conditions. Herein, a two-step protocol for consecutive modification of ɑ-MnO2 structure by potassium insertion and ammonium treatment was successfully implemented, leading to a syner...
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The treatment efficiency of the Fenton reaction is expected to be greatly restricted due to problems such as inefficient delivery of Fenton catalysis, limited H2O2 concentration and uneven tumour tissue. Accurate photothermal therapy (PTT) could improve the efficiency of Fenton catalysis to some extent by raising the temperature. However, the heat...
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Periodate (PI)-based advanced oxidation processes are a newly discovered approach for effective pollutant elimination. In this study, we demonstrated that biochar obtained from pyrolysis of anaerobic sewage sludge without any pretreatment can be used for PI activation. The biochar obtained at 800 °C (SBC-800) exhibited the best PI activation capaci...
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Microplastics (MPs) are ubiquitous in wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs), but much remains to be learned about their roles in WWTPs. Herein, polyethylene terephthalate (PET) and polyethylene (PE) particles were added into sequencing batch reactors (SBRs), and the sole impacts and co-impacts of MPs with other pollutants (phenol and Cu²⁺) on wastewa...
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Heterogeneous sulfate radical-based advanced oxidation processes (SR-AOPs) have been widely reported over the last decade as a promising technology for pollutant removal from wastewater. In this study, a novel peroxymonosulfate (PMS) activator was obtained by visible-light-driven Mn(II) oxidation in the presence of nitrate. The photochemically synt...
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The toxicity of polystyrene (PS) particles of different sizes was investigated using Gram-negative Escherichia coli and Gram-positive Bacillus cereus. PS particles could inhibit the cell growth of E. coli but promote the cell growth of B. cereus, and this difference might be attributed to different composition in their cell walls and the different...
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Developing new and effective catalytic materials is of significant importance to the catalytic oxidation of multiphase organic pollutants. In the present work, lithium cobalt oxide (LiCoO2) was synthesized and modified via hard-NaCl template regulation for the oxidative elimination of organic dye, e.g. rhodamine B (RhB), and VOCs, e.g. benzene. Com...
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Catalytic oxidation is promising to eliminate VOCs. The challenge is to realize high efficiency under high space velocities and low oxidation temperatures. In this work, Sn-modified ɑ-MnO2 was prepared via a facile redox protocol with varied Sn additions. The oxidation activity for 460 ppm benzene under 120 L/g/h space velocity reached a maximum le...
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A previously unreported tellurate reducing capacity was found in a marine bacteria Sporosarcina sp. Te-1, which was isolated from Bohai Sea, China. In this work, the complete genome of strain Te-1 was obtained using hybrid Nanopore/Illumina assemble method. A circular chromosome of 4,297,762 bp with a G + C content of 44.44 mol% was assembled. The...
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Biowaste treatment by black soldier fly larvae (BSFL, Hermetia illucens) has received global research interest and growing industrial application. Larvae farming conditions, such as temperature, pH, and moisture, have been critically examined. However, the substrate carbon to nitrogen ratio (C/N), one of the key parameters that may affect larval su...
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The treatment efficiency of Fenton reaction is expected to be greatly restricted due to problems such as inefficient delivery of Fenton catalysis, limited H 2 O 2 concentration and uneven tumour tissue. Accurate photothermal therapy (PTT) can to some extent improve the efficiency of Fenton catalysis by raising temperature. However, the heat shock r...
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Oxygen vacancy (OV), one frequently designed structural anion defect, can transport active oxygen species towards multi-phase pollutant oxidation by activating oxygen molecules or chemical oxidants. However, dissolved oxygen (DO), a desirable oxidant source for water organics degradation, is very difficult to be directly utilized by OV-abundant met...
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Nitrogen-containing organic pollutants (quinoline, pyridine and indole) are widely distributed in coking wastewater, and bioaugmentation with specific microorganisms may enhance the removal of these recalcitrant pollutants. The bioaugmented system (group B) was constructed through inoculation of two aromatics-degrading bacteria, Comamonas sp. Z1 (q...
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A method consisting of solid-phase isotope dansylation (labeling with dansyl chloride) and liquid chromatography-high resolution mass spectrometry (LC-HRMS) was developed for the quantitative analysis of phenolic compounds (phenols) in environmental samples. Magnetic-HLB (hydrophilic lipophilic balanced) material was synthesized and applied as adso...
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The application of 2’,5’-ADP Sepharose affinity chromatography is used to purify the recombinantly expressed selenoprotein thioredoxin reductases (TrxRs, TXNRDs). However, the affinity resin gradually loses its binding capacity, and the eluted fractions show low activities. The issues above might be attributed to either impairment of the ligands of...
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Soil samples from the intertidal zone of Daliao River, Northeast China, were collected in three seasons (autumn, L1; winter, L2; and spring, L3) to evaluate the diversity and structure of bacterial community using high-throughput sequencing. Soil physicochemical characteristics varied greatly with seasons, and the potential nitrification rates were...
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BACKGROUND Petroleum hydrocarbon pollution has become a global concern, and seeking an appropriate strategy for treatment of petroleum hydrocarbons is necessary, especially under saline–alkaline conditions. In this study, microbial consortia capable of utilizing low‐molecular‐weight aliphatic petroleum hydrocarbons (n‐decane, n‐dodecane and n‐hexad...
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Endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) cause serious threats to human health. Five types of MnO2 were synthesized and characterized. They exhibited different removal performances for three EDCs, i.e., estrone (E1), ethynylestradiol (EE2) and bisphenol A (BPA). Only δ-MnO2 can completely remove E1 within 120 min at pH 3.0. Free Mn (III) was determine...
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Estuarine wetland is the transitional interface linking terrestrial with marine ecosystems, and wetland microbes are crucial to the biogeochemical cycles of nutrients. The soil samples were collected in four seasons (spring, S1; summer, S2; autumn, S3; and winter, S4) from Suaeda wetland of Shuangtaizi River estuary, Northeast China, and the variat...
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Nanozymes exhibit excellent enzyme‐like activities but lack specificity. Here, molecularly imprinted polymers (MIPs) based on polypyrrole (PPy) and using methylene blue (MB) as template were grown on Fe3O4 nanozymes to enhance the catalytic selectivity. The obtained composite Fe3O4@PPy MIPs were characterized using a scanning electron microscope, t...
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Dibutyl phthalate (DBP) is a commonly used additive in plastic products, so it may potentially coexist with microplastics (MPs) in marine environment. The ingestion of MPs might affect the accumulation of DBP in marine organisms. In this study, the marine copepod Tigriopus japonicus was applied to study the combined effect of DBP and polystyrene mi...
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The study presented here was to evaluate the effects of combining biological ethanol-type fermentation pretreatment (BEFP) with biochar on the growth of novel species capable of direct interspecies electron transfer (DIET) and methanogenesis in anaerobic co-digestion (AcoD) of kitchen wastes (KWs) and waste activated sludge (WAS). The results showe...
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A sensitive electrochemical sensor was fabricated for the rapid determination of bisphenol A (BPA) based on cerium-centered metal-organic framework electrochemically reduced graphene oxide composite (Ce-MOF-ERGO) coupled with cetyltrimethylammonium bromide (CTAB) signal amplification. The Ce-MOF-ERGO was synthesized by electrochemical reduction of...
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Sulfonamide antibiotics (SAs) are widely used in veterinary medicine but are poorly metabolized in biological systems; thus, they can cause a selective pressure to promote the proliferation of antibiotic resistant pathogens and threaten human health. Persulfate (PS)-based advanced oxidation processes (AOPs) have been applied for SA degradation, but...
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Estrogens distribute widely in the environment as endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs), which have to be monitored to evaluate their environmental impact. Aim to improve the analytical throughput of liquid chromatography-high resolution mass spectrometry (LC-HRMS), a quadruplex stable isotope dansylation method was developed, with which three real...
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Heterogeneous activation of sulfite by synthetic lithium cobalt oxide (LCO) to treat simulated dye wastewater is developed in this study using Rhodamine B (RhB) as the model pollutant. Synergistic, independent and antagonistic interactions between LCO and Na2SO3 were observed under acid (pH = 3), neutral and alkaline (pH = 10) conditions, respectiv...
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Aiming at a simple and effective way to activate the recycled cathode materials from spent Li-ion batteries for air cleaning, LiCoO2 was synthesized and treated by water for airborne benzene removal. Compared with the pristine sample, whose benzene conversion was ∼20 % at 400 °C, the water-treated one could fulfill 100 % of conversion for 431 ppm o...
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The heat shock response (HSR) induced by photothermal therapy (PTT), which can cause tumor cells to resist apoptosis, has increasingly attracted the attention of researchers. Synergistic treatment of tumors using multiple means to improve therapeutic efficiency would be a promising strategy for effective cancer treatment. In this study, a cancer ce...
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BACKGROUND Quinoline is an ubiquitous pollutant widely spread in the environment, which can be eliminated efficiently by microbial degradation. In this study, two quinoline‐degrading Comamonas sp. strains Z1 and Z3 were isolated from activated sludge, and the degradation characteristics and genome annotation were investigated in detail. RESULTS St...
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Multiple enzyme-like activities of manganese oxides (MnO 2) have been reported and applied in catalysis, biosensors, and cancer therapy. Here, we report that catechol can be determined colorimetrically based on the 3,3 0 ,5,5 0-tetramethylbenzidine (TMB) oxidase-like activity of d-MnO 2. The detection was based on pre-incubation of catechol contain...
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This research revisited the preparation of the pure titanium dioxide. Through the aerosol-assisted technology and our self-made setup, a kind of titanium dioxide with higher activity than commercial product P25 was successfully fabricated, while this aerosol-assisted process takes only about 10 s. By adjusting the operation temperature, the obtaine...
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The combined effect of polystyrene microplastics (mPS) and dibutyl phthalate (DBP), a common plastic additive, on the microalgae Chlorella pyrenoidosa was investigated in the present study. The 96 h-IC50 value of DBP was 2.41 mg L-1. Polystyrene microplastics exhibited size-dependent inhibitory effect to C. pyrenoidosa, with the 96 h-IC50 at 6.90 a...
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A simple magnetization method was developed for the preparation of magnetic materials from conventional solid phase packing though coprecipitation and solvothermal approaches. And the prepared magnetic materials were used for magnetic solid phase extraction (MSPE) of biogenic amines (BAs) from beers. Furthermore, to improve the analytical throughpu...
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Catalytic VOCs oxidation is primarily developed towards the synthesis of active, stable and economical materials that work efficiently at low temperatures. Herein, an active todorokite-type MnO2 (T-MnO2) was prepared for the catalytic oxidation of gaseous benzene for the first time and the effect of samarium (Sm) modification was investigated. The...
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CD47, a transmembrane protein overexpressed in most tumors, limits macrophage phagocytosis by interacting with macrophage signal-regulated protein α (SIRPα). In this study, we have developed CD47-targeted bismuth selenide nanoparticles (Ab-PEG-Bi2Se3) that increase phagocytosis of cancer cells by macrophages to actualize improved photothermal thera...
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Recycling the wasted lithium-ion batteries for environmental catalysis is promising to control pollution since the electrode materials usually contain metal oxides showing good catalytic activities. Herein, the LiCoO2 was synthesized and used to treat the simulated dye wastewater. In order to cope with the practical water pollution, the effects of...
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The effect of polystyrene (PS) particles on the toxicity of triphenyltin (TPT) to the marine diatom Skeletonema costatum was investigated. The 0.1-μm PS particles attached to the cell walls of S. costatum but did not cause adverse effects on the growth of the diatom. The adsorption of TPT to PS particles was negligible in seawater systems, but the...
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This research reports a novel heterogeneous Fenton-like catalyst which could freely move through the model sediments and easily seize the pollutants in addition to efficiently catalyze H2O2, well suitable for soil and groundwater remediation. Herein, submicron γ-Fe2O3/C spheres were synthesized through a facile one-step aerosol-based process. In a...
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Lipase ZC12, a cold-adapted lipase derived from Psychrobacter sp. ZY124, can be effectively activated by Ca2+. Inspired by this significant property, we developed a novel immobilized lipase ZC12/Ca3(PO4)2 hybrid nanoflowers (LHNs). The LHNs have been characterized as a regular hierarchical flowerlike structure nanoflowers by scanning electron micro...
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The lithium cobalt oxide (LiCoO2), one of the complex metal oxides that compose the spent Li-ion battery cathodes, was studied for controlling air pollution. The LiCoO2 was modified with AgNO3 and phosphotungstic acid (HPW) via a facile one-pot synthesis to obtain the AgHPWLiCo catalyst, which was comparatively studied with HPWLiCo, AgLiCo and LiCo...
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Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are notorious for global air pollution. It is key to find a material with high and stable activity to catalytically oxidize VOCs at low temperatures. In this paper, benzene, as a typical VOC contaminant, could be completely oxidized on a highly efficient and moisture-resistant birnessite MnO2 at temperatures signif...
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A sensitive and selective electrochemical sensor based on electropolymerized molecularly imprinted polypyrrole and gold nanoparticles–multiwalled carbon nanotubes (AuNPs–MWCNTs) hybrid nanocomposites was developed for the determination of tetrabromobisphenol A (TBBPA). A glassy carbon electrode (GCE) was modified with MWCNTs, and the AuNPs–MWCNTs/G...
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The combined effect of polystyrene (PS) particles and triphenyltin chloride (TPTCl) to the green algae Chlorella pyrenoidosa was studied. The 96 h IC50 of TPTCl to the green algae C. pyrenoidosa was 30.64 μg/L. The toxicity of PS particles to C. pyrenoidosa was size-dependent, with the 96 h IC50 at 9.10 mg/L for 0.55 μm PS but no toxicity observed...
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Given the absorbability of nZnO and its inevitable coexistence with trace metals such as Cd and Pb in coastal environment, nZnO can adsorb these pollutants thereby affecting their distribution in different media of marine ecosystem. The marine copepod Tigriopus japonicus was applied in the present study to investigate the combined effect of nZnO an...
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Microbial communities in wetland soils play vital roles in biogeochemical cycling of nutrients. In this study, the soil samples were collected from Suaeda, reed and Suaeda-reed hybrid zones in Shuangtaizi River Estuary, Northeast China, and the rhizosphere bacterial communities were compared using Illumina MiSeq sequencing. The microbial richness,...
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The biosynthesis of selenium nanoparticles (SeNPs) by Mariannaea sp. HJ was reported for the first time. Different cultural conditions, including SeO 2 concentrations and pH were studied, 2 mM SeO 2 and pH 10 were favorable for the removal of Se(IV), and extracellular SeNPs were observed at alkaline pH values. UV–vis spectroscopy, transmission elec...
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A simple modification method was developed for the functionalization of amino terminated carbon nanotubes (CNT-NH 2 ) by using isocyanates as modifiers via the nucleophilic addition reaction. Two types of functionalized magnetic carbon nanotubes (MCNT) were prepared through deposition of magnetic nanoparticles on CNT-NH 2 and modification with diff...
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In this study, a recovery strategy of turning cathode materials of waste lithium-ion batteries, lithium cobalt oxide (LiCoO2), into high-performance catalysts for the oxidation of airborne benzene is investigated. Part of the Co3+ in LiCoO2 was leached out from the [CoO6] octahedra by HNO3 solution via the disproportion reaction with the deintercal...
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Metallic selenides nanomaterials are widely used in many fields, especially for photothermal therapy and thermoelectric devices. However, the traditional chemogenic methods are energy-intensive and environmentally unfriendly. In this study, the first complete genome data of a metallic selenides producing bacterium Bacillus cereus CC-1 was reported....
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BACKGROUND Indole, an important type of N‐heterocyclic aromatic compounds, is considered as a toxic and odorous pollutant in coking and municipal wastewater. For efficient bioremediation of indole‐containing wastewater, an indole‐degrading bacterial strain JW was isolated from activated sludge in this study. The indole biodegradation characteristic...
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Two novel zwitterionic N-chlorohydantoin biocides, containing an N-chlorohydantoin unit and a sulfobetaine unit or a carboxybetaine unit, were chemically synthesized and characterized. Using the quaternary ammonium N-chlorohydantoin as control, the antibacterial activity of synthetic zwitterionic N-chlorohydantoins was challenged and the antibacter...
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In this study, Mo⁶⁺ and Ce³⁺, which are the typical high- and low-valence modifiers, were comparatively used as structural and catalytic promoters for birnessite-type MnO2 to remove gaseous benzene. Various characterizations were performed to elaborate how the surface properties of the nanomaterials led to the observed catalytic behaviors. The Mo s...
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Benzene is a commonly-found air pollutant, which is posing a great threat to human health and environmental development around the world. The layered birnessite-type manganese dioxide (MnO2) with the morphology of nanosheets was synthesized by a simple and facile solution reaction in this study, which was further modified by Ce³⁺ and Cu²⁺ exchanges...