Maria Jade Catalan Opulencia's research while affiliated with Ajman University and other places

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In this study, a facile, environmentally friendly, room-temperature synthesis of Ag-coated on microporous TiO 2-based catalysts and their application as a photocatalyst to degradation of penicillin as an antibiotic from pharmaceutical wastewater was investigated. The sol-gel method was used for the preparation of SiO 2 and SiO 2 @TiO 2. Then, the S...
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The practice of urban landscaping has many positive effects, both on the environment and the local economy. By shading buildings, absorbing sunlight, reducing UV light, cooling the air, and decreasing wind speed, these advantages include a reduction in indoor temperature. In the present study, tree planting patterns as a green belt surrounding an o...
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In modern times, the majority of the world's energy consumption is attributable to the heating and cooling of residential buildings. Because of this, the development of sustainable energy sources has increased dramatically, particularly in residential buildings, with the goal of reducing the amount of energy that is consumed within buildings. An ex...
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To optimal manage of lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries, different features like the state of charge (SOC), state of health (SOH) should be considered. This consideration should also consider good reliability and precision for the battery modeling. This study introduces a new fractional model for a Lithium-ion battery by considering several operating c...
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Cancer is now one of the major causes of death across the globe. The imbalance of cytokine and chemokine secretion has been reported to be involved in cancer development. Meanwhile, CC chemokines have received considerable interest in cancer research. CCR10, as the latest identified CC chemokine receptor (CCR), has been implicated in the recruitmen...
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Pressure fluctuations are a critical phenomenon that can endanger the safety and stability of hydraulic structures, especially stilling basins. Hence, the accurate estimation of the dimensionless coefficient of pressure fluctuations ( C P ′ ) is critical for hydraulic engineers. This study proposed predictive soft computing models to estimate C P ′...
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Microplastics (MPs) and nanoplastics (NPs) have become an important global environmental issue due to their widespread contamination in the environment. This review summarizes existing literature on the effects of MPs/NPs on three important biomarkers including enzymatic activity, gene expression, and histopathology in various organisms from 2016 t...
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In recent years, the COVID-19 pandemic has become one of the most crucial scientific issues in the world, and efforts to eradicate the disease are still ongoing. The acute inflammatory reaction associated with this disease is associated with several complications such as cytokine storm, multiple organ damage, lung fibrosis, and blood clots. PTX3, a...
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In this article, we show that tribromide heterogenized on the surface of silica-coated magnetic nanoparticles modified with N²,N4,N⁶-tris(aminomethyl)-1,3,5-triazine-2,4,6-triamine [Fe3O4@SiO2-tris(triazine-triamine)-Br3] is a novel and efficient reusable nanocatalyst for the oxidation of sulfides to sulfoxides and oxidative coupling of thiols to d...
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Early diagnosis of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), a leading cause of cancer mortality, is decisive for successful treatment of this type of cancer and increasing the patients' survival rate. Alpha-fetoprotein (AFP) is a glycoprotein that has been currently employed as a potential serological bio-marker for determination of HCC and several other ca...
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Among the countless endeavours made at elucidating the pathogenesis of COVID-19, those aimed at the histopathological alterations of type 2 alveolar epithelial cells (AT2) are of outstanding relevance to the field of lung physiology, as they are the building blocks of the pulmonary alveoli. A merit of high regenerative and proliferative capacity, e...
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In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, single-use disposable masks saw a dramatic rise in production. Facial masks that are not properly disposed of will expose the environment to a form of non-biodegradable plastic waste that will take hundreds of years to degrade. Therefore, recycling such waste in an eco-friendly manner is imperative. Fibered or...
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Using notch geometry in the metallic glass (MG) samples, it is possible to improve the homogeneous plasticity and mechanical properties. In this work, the molecular dynamics (MD) simulation was performed to indicate how the alloying composition of MGs can tune the mechanical properties of notched samples. For this purpose, CuZr MGs were constructed...
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Using notch geometry in the metallic glass (MG) samples, it is possible to improve the homogeneous plasticity and mechanical properties. In this work, the molecular dynamics (MD) simulation was performed to indicate how the alloying composition of MGs can tune the mechanical properties of notched samples. For this purpose, CuZr MGs were constructed...
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Traumatic injuries to skeletal muscles caused by accidents, surgeries, and strains result in a significant disability. Currently, the golden standard of treatment for skeletal muscle injuries is tissue grafting. However, this treatment strategy is associated with several challenges. Therefore, developing alternative strategies is highly demanded. I...
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Background Breast cancer is the most frequent cancer among women. Despite the effectiveness of Doxorubicin (DOX) as a chemotherapeutic for the treatment of breast cancer, the therapy-resistance remains unsolvable. Apigenin is a natural dietary flavonoid with potential anticancer activities. Our study’s intention was to evaluate the effect of Apigen...
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A novel tribromide nanocatalyst was successfully fabricated via the heterogenization of tribromide ion on the surface of silica-coated magnetic nanoparticles modified with N²,N⁴,N⁶-tris(aminomethyl)-1,3,5-triazine-2,4,6-triamin [Fe3O4@SiO2-tris(triazine-triamine)-Br3] and was well characterized by Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), Sca...
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Tourism, as an industry, has become one of the most dynamic sectors of the world economy these days and has specific features that are different from other industries. In the tourism industry, production and consumption points occur spatially at the same time. In addition, the tourism industry contributes to the economic growth of developed regions...
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The ORR on surfaces of Ni-SiNT, Ni2-SiNT, Pt2-CNT, and Pt2-Si82 catalysts are investigated and compared with platinum metal catalysts. The structure–activity parameters for Ni-SiNT, Ni2-SiNT, Pt2-CNT, and Pt2-Si82 and their complexes with species are calculated and compared. The *OOH-nano-compounds can perform the pathway 1 which includes the react...
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During the production from shale oil formations, the produced water has been dedicated to different procedures such as chemical enhanced oil recoveries, drilling mud making (e.g., for various purposes of lubrication and cooling) and hydraulic fracturing. One of the main challenges of wastewater treatment corresponds to (TDS) total dissolved solids....
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Today, due to the end of fossil fuels and efforts to reduce the use of renewable resources, wind energy is a suitable option for the production of electrical energy due to its high-power generation. To increase the output efficiency of wind turbines, maximum power point tracking techniques are required for wind turbine energy conversion systems. In...
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The development of the food industry, along with the protection of water and energy resources, is crucial for sustainable economic growth and human well-being. Water, energy and food nexus approaches can help reduce food waste and other resources by adopting policies and regulations based on comprehensive information and Nexus that promote the use...
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The efficient detection and removal of noxious chemicals are essential for human health and environmental security. Here, we have explored the sensitivity and selectivity of an AlP nanosheet (AlPNS) toward toxic phosgene (Ph), thiophosgene (ThP), and formaldehyde (FD) gases, using density functional theory simulations. The interaction is interprete...
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The accumulating evidence revealed that microbiota plays a significant function in training, function, and the induction of host immunity. Once this interaction (immune system-microbiota) works correctly, it enables the production of protective responses against pathogens and keeps the regulatory pathways essential for maintaining tolerance to inno...
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Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is still a major cause of concern for public health, and out of all the trauma-related injuries, it makes the highest contribution to death and disability worldwide. Patients of TBI continue to suffer from brain injury through an intricate flow of primary and secondary injury events. However, when treatment is provided...
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Novel Yttrium-metal organic framework (Y-MOF) was synthesized in optimal conditions of microwave in power of 20 W, temperature of 30 degree of centigrade and time duration 10 min. The products were characterized by SEM (morphology and size distribution), TGA (thermal stability), BET technique (surface area) and FTIR (characterization of related gro...
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We utilized quantum-chemical computations for computing the thermodynamic variations in the Gibbs free energy of the potential reaction steps in the oxygen reduction reaction (ORR) of the nickel- and nitrogen-doped graphene (NiN3-Gr) catalyst's active center. We observed the consistency of the energies of adsorption for all O-containing intermediat...
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Many pathophysiologic pathways and immune-pathologic etiologies are addressed as Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) causes. Moreover, dysfunction of the immune system leads to inflammatory responses against intestinal components that boost disease severity. The use of routine treatments has limitations. Besides, patients may experience drug resistanc...
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Biodiesels are the renewable diesel fuels prepared from natural sources. As the production cost of biodiesels stands for the major problem for commercialization therefore in this work the Machine Learning (ML) approaches were used to simulate and optimize the biodiesel production process. Modeling biodiesel production with ML is possible without an...
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The present study proposes a novel cogeneration power plant powered by a double-flash geothermal system. A double-flash geothermal system with a high- and low-pressure turbine was employed to produce power. Moreover, a low-temperature ORC with a turbine was utilized to produce power from the double-flash geothermal waste heat, and the pre-cooled Li...
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For the first time, biocompatible and biodegradable Ta-metal organic framework (MOF)/polyether block amide (PEBA) fibrous polymeric nanostructures were synthesized by ultrasonic and electrospinning routes in this study. The XRD peaks of products were wider, which is due to the significant effect of the ultrasonic and electrospinning methods on the...
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Background Today, thermal management in electronic and industrial equipment at nano and micro scales is an important issue and has a significant impact on the price and reliability of the system. For this reason, the use of microchannels (MCs) was considered by researchers. MC type is an important parameter for heat and mass transition applications...
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This research investigates two main stages of conversion of port fuel-injected engine to direct-injection. The firs one is the modification of Injection mechanism of CNG direct-injection engine. The second stage is the investigation of Hydrogen effects as an alternative gaseous additive on CNG. The Results were measured at different injection press...
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Abstract Efficient use of water and energy is crucial in food processing. One of the major problems in the food processing is the creation of food waste. Reducing food waste is essential to fill the global food gap and help reduce water and energy gaps around the world. Also, efficient use of water and energy in food processing is crucial. Examinin...
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The electrochemical characteristics and magnesium (Mg) storage of a graphyne-like boron nitride (G-BNyen) monolayer are fully investigated as an electrode material for Mg-ion batteries (MIBs) by utilizing density functional theory computations. The computed density functional theory results show that the internal energy change as well as the cell v...
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A new family of two-dimensional (2D) transition metal carbides, carbonitrides, and nitrides that were discovered and developed at Drexel University in 2011, which is called MXene and is applicable for several critical applications. These so-called MXene structures possess excellent properties e.g., rich surface chemistry, electronic structures, hig...
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The energy management in energy systems is the main solution for energy companies in order to provide minimization of the energy generation costs and emission polluting. In this work, a multi-criteria optimization model is implemented for minimizing the generation cost and emission in a smart micro grid (SMG) at day-ahead planning. In this modellin...
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Breast cancer is one of the leading causes of death and is the most routine form of cancer in women in the world. Carbohydrate antigen 15–3 (CA15–3) tumor marker is a serum-based product of the MUC1 gene and different studies have determined the over-regulation of this tumor marker in breast cancer. Moreover, CA15-3 is overexpressed in a number of...
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Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is a quickly aggressive hematopoietic disorder that progress due to the accumulation and clonal expansion of immature myeloid cells. Despite the latest developments in AML treatment, repeated relapses and drug resistance remain one of the major challenges in treatment of leukemia. Currently, it is well known that the co...
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Rapid and accurate reliability assessment of electronic devices is a key issue in device design. In this work, a machine learning algorithm was developed to estimate the fatigue lifetime of ball grid solder joints under thermomechanical loading cycles. Using this novel approach, an extremely quick estimation of the thermomechanical fatigue lifetime...
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The density functional B3LYP-D was utilized for scrutinizing the effect of Ga and Sc-doping on the sensing performance of an AlP nanotube (AlPNT) in detecting ethylene oxide (EO). Pristine AlPNT had a weak interaction with EO, and the sensing response (SR) was approximately 8.6. There was an increase in the energy of adsorption for EO from −6.2 to...
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Developing economical electrocatalysts as alternatives to platinum for oxygen reduction reaction (ORR) to develop the applications of green energy devices like proton exchange membrane fuel cells (PEMFCs) is of paramount importance. In the current study, a different ratio of nitrogen-doped graphdiyne (GDY) with Fe single-site is reported to be more...
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Different density functionals are utilized for probing the effect of decorating Al, Zn, Ag, and Pt on the sensing performance of a BN nanotube (BNNT) in detecting the hydrazoic acid (HA) vapor. We predict that the interaction of pure BNNT with HA is physisorption with the sensing response (SR) is 2.6. The adsorption energy of HA changes from -0.16...
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Interpersonal mindfulness is a construct that significantly contributes to social interaction. To date, no validated measure assessing interpersonal mindfulness has been developed in Iran. Therefore, the aim of this study was to translate and validate the Interpersonal Mindfulness Scale (IMS) among Iranian undergraduate students. Participants in th...
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The CO2 reduction on Ni-C80 and Co-Si60 are investigated and compared with various metal catalysts. In this work, the pathways to reduction of CO2 to CH3OH are examined. The ΔEad of metals on Ni-C80 and Co-Si60 indicated that studied metals have strong bonds with around atoms in Ni-C80 and Co-Si60. In this study, ΔEad of CO2 adsorption on Ni-C80 an...
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Multiple machine learning models were developed in this study to optimize biodiesel production from waste cooking oil in a heterogenous catalytic reaction mode. Several input parameters were considered for the model including reaction temperature, reaction time, catalyst loading, methanol/oil molar ratio, whereas the percent of biodiesel production...
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In order to develop a magnetic nanocatalyst, an asymmetric salamo-based-Palladium(0) complex grafted on Fe3O4 MNPs was synthesized and characterized using physicochemical methods including FT-IR, XRD, SEM, TEM, EDS, ICP-AES, X-ray mapping, TGA and VSM analyses. Catalytic activities of [Fe3O4@H2L‐Pd (0)] were examined towards two catalytic reactions...
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The objective of this research work is to investigate the ability of sulfasalazine (as an anti-cytokine drug) functionalized B16N16, B15GeN16 and B15SiN16 nanocages to treat inflammatory cardiovascular disease and breast cancer in comparison with the pure sulfasalazine (SSZ). Density functional theory (DFT) calculations at PBE1 functional were used...
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The melting duration in the photovoltaic/phase-change material (PV/PCM) system is a crucial parameter for thermal energy management such that its improvement can realize better energy management in respect to thermal storage capabilities, thermal conditions, and the lifespan of PV modules. An innovative and efficient technique for improving the mel...

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... Angiogenesis is the process of creating new blood vessels from the vasculature that already exists. It entails the following sequential processes, beginning with perivascular detachment, moving on to vascular dilatation, angiogenic sprouting, the creation of new vessels, and lastly, the recruitment of perivascular cells for neovessel stabilization (Tonini et al., 2003;Maashi et al., 2022). Numerous studies in various cancer types have shown the significance of tumor-derived exosomal miRNAs in stimulating angiogenesis, which in turn supports tumor development and metastasis. ...
... In addition, the nanofiber membrane is one of the suitable air-filter materials [65,66]. A Ta-MOF-polyether block amide nanohybrid can adsorb the gaseous pollutant CH 4 [67]. In the food sector, preparing traditional seasonings such as soy sauce into nanocomposites can improve their portability [20]. ...
... Upon receiving a TBI, the immune system is already at work. Drugs such as dexamethasone, pioglitazone, indomethacin, or ibuprofen have shown to have prominent effects on ABI-induced inflammation [233,234]. Damage-associated molecular patterns (DAMPs), chemokines, and cytokines flush through the neural tissue, recruiting armies of white blood cells to help clean up the injury. While the intent of the WBCs is to save the brain from further disastrous damage, activated microglia (macrophages in the brain) release reactive oxidative species and excitatory neurotransmitters that contribute to further cell death [235]. ...
... Also, in the field of alternative fuels there are novel methods including the nano particle addition to the fossil fuels which can enhance the thermal efficiency and decrease the ignition delay and combustion duration [5]. Hydrogen also, due to its combustion properties, can be effective as supplement in dual fuel combustion regime, and can decrease carbonic emissions but due to high flame temperature negatively affects the nitrogen oxides output [6,7]. Oxygenated fuels which have a great impact on diminishing exhaust emissions of the combustion, are a good candidate for being alternated with conventional fossil fuels. ...
... Several features of electrochemical (bio)sensors must be considered for efficient POCT device development (Fig. 2): new electrochemical substrates and simple detection methods, nanomaterials for increased sensitivity and reduced biofouling of targets, bioreceptors for increased specificity and multiplexed analyses, easy powering and low-cost electrochemical analyzers, digital outputs, and the combination with other technologies [13][14][15][16]. ...
... The paramagnetic nature and insolubility of magnetic nanoparticles facilitate the separation of this catalyst from the reaction mixture by an external magnet. [36][37][38][39][40][41] Magnetic nanoparticles are well known and can be used as a suitable support for functionalization with metals, organo-catalysts, and N-heterocyclic carbon and chiral catalysts. [42,43] Amongst magnetic nanoparticles, Fe 3 O 4 is used as a suitable support for active-metallic catalysts, such as palladium, platinum, copper, nickel, cobalt, iridium, etc., and provides a recyclable and stable heterogeneous catalyst. ...
... Until now different kinds of nanoparticles such as Silica [70], ZnO [71,72], Ni [73], SnO 2 [74], Pd [75][76][77], Fe [78][79][80], Cd [81], Ca [82], Ag [83][84][85], Ag-doped ZnO [86], Au [87][88][89][90], Cr 2 O 3 [91], Cu [92,93], CuFe 2 O 4 [94,95], bimetallic Ag-Cu [96], polyacrylic acid [97], carbon fluorescent [98], gallium nitride [99], aluminum nitride [100] and Zr [101], CuO/ZrO 2 [102] were synthesized [103,104]. Nanostructure have many advantages [105][106][107][108], including improved smart targeted drug/gene delivery [109], antimicrobial [110][111][112][113][114][115], diagnostics [116][117][118], materials [119][120][121][122][123], catalysts [124][125][126], removal [127,128] purification [129][130][131][132][133], and even engineering [134][135][136][137], energy storage [138][139][140] and agriculture [141][142][143]. The nanostructures with different shapes such as MXene [144], porous, nanospheres [145], nanocages [146], fullerenes [147], nanocones [148], core-shell and rod-shaped [149,150] have great potential in medicine [151]. ...
... Nanostructure have many advantages [105][106][107][108], including improved smart targeted drug/gene delivery [109], antimicrobial [110][111][112][113][114][115], diagnostics [116][117][118], materials [119][120][121][122][123], catalysts [124][125][126], removal [127,128] purification [129][130][131][132][133], and even engineering [134][135][136][137], energy storage [138][139][140] and agriculture [141][142][143]. The nanostructures with different shapes such as MXene [144], porous, nanospheres [145], nanocages [146], fullerenes [147], nanocones [148], core-shell and rod-shaped [149,150] have great potential in medicine [151]. Porous nanostructures such as carbon-based [152][153][154][155][156][157], MOF [158] and mesoporous nanoparticles with highly porous structures are applied for carrying the anticancer drugs and imaging agents [159]. ...
... For the purpose of accelerating the green and low-carbon transition and achieving green recovery development, the development of clean energy should be strongly supported. However, traditional power generation methods such as thermal power generation are widely used in most developing areas, which not only causes environmental pollution but also wastes resources [1]. With the rise of technologies such as wind power, photovoltaic power, and hydrogen fuel cell power in recent years, renewable energy generation has provided new ideas for the energy transition [2]. ...
... Moreover, in patients affected with AML and CML, total plasma levels of exosomes fractions and EV content were reported to reflect disease stage [71][72][73][74], suggesting their role in the pathogenesis of AML and CML. Growing evidence indicate that in AML and CML extracellular vesicles (EVs), produced by cancer blasts and bone marrow stromal cells modulate the activity of cancer and various non-cancerous cells thereby driving the progression of disease and causing disease relapse and chemoresistance [75][76][77][78][79]. For example, EVs derived from AML cells promoted cancer immune escape by expansion and proliferation of regulatory T lymphocytes and suppression of NKG2D-dependent NK cell cytotoxicity [80,81]. ...