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HiVE - PV plus Storage Solutions for Hawaii and Beyond

Hawaii’s PUC allowed the utilities to end their popular net metering programs and replace them with the Customer Self Supply program. The CSS program requires zero exportation of self-generated power back to the grid, which can most-efficiently be accomplished by integrating battery storage into the system.
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Ligandless dispersive liquid-liquid microextraction combined with syringe to syringe back extraction for the determination of lead in water samples by flame atomic absorption spectrometry

RSC - Anal. Methods latest articles - Tue, 07/18/2017 - 10:31
Anal. Methods, 2017, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C7AY01324H, PaperLi Yao, Wenzhi Xu, Chaowen Lin, Yongqun Zhu, Fuxiang Luo, Jianhua Zhang, Haitao Liu, Liangyu Pang
Ligandless dispersive liquid-liquid microextraction (DLLME) combined with syringe to syringe back extraction was applied for the extraction and preconcentration of Pb prior to analysis by flame atomic absorption spectrometry. In...
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Coated triangular Ag nanoprisms as optical sensors: Control of stability and spectral response with a thermo-responsive polymer

RSC - Anal. Methods latest articles - Tue, 07/18/2017 - 10:31
Anal. Methods, 2017, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C7AY00367F, PaperBernd Abel, Christian Elsner, Andrea Prager, Axel Sobottka, Andriy Lotnyk
Silver nanoprisms (AgNPrs) have been coated with end-group functionalized thermo-responsive poly N-isopropylacrylamide (PNIPAM) synthesized via reversible addition-fragmentation chain transfer (RAFT) polymerisation. The effect of the density of the polymer coating...
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Facile fabrication of "off-on" photoelectrochemical aptasensor for kanamycin detection based on polypyrrole/CeO2

RSC - Anal. Methods latest articles - Tue, 07/18/2017 - 10:31
Anal. Methods, 2017, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C7AY01611E, PaperJia-Xin Lv, Qin Lei, Qiyou Xiao, Xiaomin Li, Jieyu Huang, He Li
In this work, an "off-on" photoelectrochemical sensing strategy for determination of trace kanamycin is proposed by using kanamycin aptamer as sensing unit, gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) and polypyrrole as signal amplification...
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Optimization of subcritical water extraction of phenolic antioxidants from pomegranate (Punica granatum L.) peel by response surface methodology

RSC - Anal. Methods latest articles - Tue, 07/18/2017 - 10:31
Anal. Methods, 2017, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C7AY01475A, PaperLinlin Yan, Yungang Cao, Guangyao Zheng
Subcritical water extraction (SWE), a 'green' and efficient extraction technology, was applied to extract phenolic antioxidants from pomegranate peel in this study. In the single-factor experiments, the effects of extraction...
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Canadian Solar Energizes 52.5 MWp of Solar Power Plants in Japan

Alternative Energy - Tue, 07/18/2017 - 08:59
The Mashiki plant achieved commercial operation in June 2017. Powered by Canadian Solar's high-efficiency MaxPower modules, the plant is expected to generate approximately 57,000 MWh of clean, solar electricity per year, which will be purchased by Kyushu Electric Power Co., Inc. under a 20-year feed-in-tariff contract at the rate of JPY36.0 ($0.32) per kWh.
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Conversion of C5 carbohydrates into furfural catalyzed by a Lewis acidic ionic liquid in renewable [gamma]-valerolactone

RSC - Green Chem. latest articles - Tue, 07/18/2017 - 05:27
Green Chem., 2017, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C7GC01298E, PaperShurong Wang, Yuan Zhao, Haizhou Lin, Jingping Chen, Lingjun Zhu, Zhongyang Luo
For the purpose of building a green reaction system to produce furfural (FF), the conversion of two important pentoses from hemicellulose, namely xylose and arabinose, was investigated in an aqueous...
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Anti-protein and anti-bacterial behavior of amphiphilic silicones

RSC - Polym. Chem. latest articles - Tue, 07/18/2017 - 05:27
Polym. Chem., 2017, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C7PY00944E, PaperMelissa L. Hawkins, Samantha Schott, Bagrat Grigoryan, Marc Albert Rufin, Bryan Khai Ngo, Lyndsi Vanderwal, Shane Stafslien, Melissa A. Grunlan
Silicones with improved water-driven surface hydrophilicity and anti-biofouling behavior were achieved when bulk-modified with poly(ethylene oxide) (PEO) -silane amphiphiles of varying siloxane tether length: [small alpha]-(EtO)3Si-(CH2)2-oligodimethylsiloxanem-block-poly(ethylene oxide)8-OCH3 (m = 0, 4,...
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Categories: Polymer Science News

Facile Thiolation of Hydroxyl Functional Polymers

RSC - Polym. Chem. latest articles - Tue, 07/18/2017 - 05:27
Polym. Chem., 2017, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C7PY01097D, CommunicationOliver Andren, Michael Malkoch
Sulfur is an important component in many biological systems. In the hands of an organic chemist it can provide an ample handle for a myriad of robust reactions including thiol-ene...
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Categories: Polymer Science News

A mannosylated PEI-CPP hybrid for TRAIL gene targeting delivery for colorectal cancer therapy

RSC - Polym. Chem. latest articles - Tue, 07/18/2017 - 05:27

Polym. Chem., 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7PY00882A, PaperZhenzhen Pan, Xuejia Kang, Yuaner Zeng, Wenyuan Zhang, Huige Peng, Jinyu Wang, Wei Huang, Huiyuan Wang, Youqing Shen, Yongzhuo Huang
A mannosylated, bioreducible Man-PEI5k-CPP/pTRAIL system was developed for treating colon cancer.
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Categories: Polymer Science News

Leaked Draft of DOE’s Grid Study Says Renewables Are Not a Threat

Julia Pyper for GTM: But will that language make it into the final version?
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Synergizing graphene oxide with microwave irradiation for efficient cellulose depolymerization into glucose

RSC - Green Chem. latest articles - Mon, 07/17/2017 - 14:17
Green Chem., 2017, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C7GC01691C, PaperElaine Gabutin Gabutin Mission, Armando T. Quitain, Mitsuru Sasaki, Tetsuya Kida
The abundance in hydroxyl groups neighboring the hydrolytic site ([small beta]-1,4 glycosidic bonds) in cellulose forms a tightly packed crystalline structure, and hence, is a major challenge in cellulose depolymerization into...
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Categories: Green Technology News

Zayed Future Energy Prize expands global reach in record year for entries

Alternative Energy - Mon, 07/17/2017 - 13:07
• Submissions increased by an impressive 37% compared to 2016 • All entries will now go through a rigorous evaluation process, culminating in the Awards Ceremony during Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week 2018
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Agenda Released for Energy from Waste 2017 Featuring Suez, DEFRA, Green Investment Bank and CEWEP

Alternative Energy - Mon, 07/17/2017 - 12:56
London to host the return of SMi's 10th annual Energy from Waste Industry Summit
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Optimizing sampling strategies for NMR-based metabolomics of human feces: Pooled vs Unpooled analyses

RSC - Anal. Methods latest articles - Mon, 07/17/2017 - 10:15
Anal. Methods, 2017, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C7AY01465A, Technical NoteSantosh Lamichhane, Ulrik K Sundekilde, Trine Blaedel, Trine K. Dalsgaard, Lesli H Larsen, Lars Ove Dragsted, Arne Astrup, Hanne Christine Bertram
This study focused on elucidating fecal sample collection for 1H NMR-based metabolite profiling. Pooled vs unpooled feces sampling was compared to determine if single, unpooled samples are adequate and representative...
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Fluorescent aptasensor with product-triggered amplification by exonuclease III digestion for highly sensitive ATP detection

RSC - Anal. Methods latest articles - Mon, 07/17/2017 - 09:14
Anal. Methods, 2017, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C7AY01473B, PaperShengnan He, Long Qu, Ying Tan, Feng Liu, Yu Wang, Wei Zhang, Zhiming Cai, Lisha Mou, Yuyang Jiang
Here we proposed a conceptually new amplified ATP assay by combination of exonuclease III (Exo III) with allosteric aptasensor induced by ATP with graphene oxide (GO) assistant. The assay needs...
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Prediction of fatty methyl esters and physical properties of soybean oil/biodiesel blends by near and mid-infrared spectra using data fusion strategy

RSC - Anal. Methods latest articles - Mon, 07/17/2017 - 09:14
Anal. Methods, 2017, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C7AY01638G, PaperAderval S. Luna, Igor C.A. Lima, Cristiane Assumpcao Henriques, Lucia R.R. Araujo, Werickson Fortunato Carvalho da Rocha, Juliana Verdan
The data fusion strategy was compared to conventional sensor methodology to evaluate the refractive index, the relative density, and the total fatty acid methyl esters in soybean oil/biodiesel blend samples...
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Surface molecular imprinted polymers based on Mn-doped ZnS quantum dots by atom transfer radical polymerization for room-temperature phosphorescence probe of bifenthrin

RSC - Anal. Methods latest articles - Mon, 07/17/2017 - 09:14
Anal. Methods, 2017, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C7AY01147D, PaperXuelian Wu, Xiaodong Lv, Jixiang Wang, Lin Sun, Yongsheng Yan
Based on the room-temperature phosphorescence (RTP) peculiarity of Mn-doped ZnS quantum dots (QDs),a bifenthrin sensor was fabricated which simultaneously coupled the molecular imprinted polymers (MIPs) on the surface of silane...
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A Novel Storage and Extraction Method using Solid-Phase Adsorption and Ultrasonic-Assisted Nebulization Extraction Coupled to Solid Phase Extraction

RSC - Anal. Methods latest articles - Mon, 07/17/2017 - 09:14
Anal. Methods, 2017, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C7AY01036B, PaperPeixu Zhang, wen xu Li, Li Cui, Jiafeng Chen, Yan Qu, Xiaozhong Wang, Qian Wu, Ying Liu, Chunkui Zhou, Yongri Jin
A novel storage and extraction method was developed for biofluids. Plasma spiked with four types of minor ginsenosides (Rg2, Rg3, Rh1 and Rh2) was used as a model biofluid to...
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Proton-Propelled Methyl-tert-butyl Ether Extraction for High Efficient Mass Spectrometric Analysis of Phospholipid

RSC - Anal. Methods latest articles - Mon, 07/17/2017 - 09:14
Anal. Methods, 2017, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C7AY01250K, Communicationbei Nie, Qiuhong Zhou, Xiaoxue Ye
ABSTRACT Proton-driven molecular partitioning on aqueous/organic interfaces has significantly improved collection efficiency of bipolar phospholipids during the two-phase liquid/liquid extraction and rendered the supra-sensitivity in the tandem mass spectrometric analysis....
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