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Performance of various cyanide degrading bacteria on the biodegradation of free cyanide in water
This study reports on the biodegradation of free cyanide (FCN) by cyanide degrading bacteria (CDB) that were isolated from mining wastewater and thiocyanate containing wastewater. The performance of these isolates was ...
Vulcan carbon as support for sputtered oxygen evolution electrocatalysts
The development of support structures for electrocatalysts has received a great deal of attention over the last decade, with carbon structures (i.e. nanostructures, Vulcan carbon (VC)) having been studied extensively. ...
Stepwise global sensitivity analysis of a physics-based battery model using the Morris method and Monte Carlo experiments
Physics-based battery models can be very complex and require careful experimental validation, but yield greater insights into the internal processes and their interactions than other cell modelling approaches. The complexity ...
CREAK descriptor evaluation for visual odometry
Each year, latest state of the art technologies and algorithms arise that claim and prove to-shine their predecessors. One such algorithm is the Colour-based Retina Key-point (CREAK) descriptor, which is based on the FAST ...
Local variations in exclusive breastfeeding rates in Africa
Large-scale analysis of 49 countries in Africa shows improvements in the prevalence of babies under 6 months of age being fed only breast milk, but there are large disparities in progress across and within countries
Measurement of transepidermal water loss, stratum corneum hydration and skin surface pH in occupational settings: a review
Background: The skin provides a permeable barrier which may be impaired in oc‐ cupational settings. Transepidermal water loss (TEWL), stratum corneum hydration (SCH) and skin surface pH (SSpH) have been used in occupational ...
Patient-family communication mediates the relation between family hardiness and caregiver positivity: exploring the moderating role of caregiver depression and anxiety
(Taylor & Francis, 2019)
Purpose: Despite the theoretical and empirical significance of positive aspects of caregiving in caregiver well-being, relatively little is known regarding family-related predictors of caregiver positivity. This study ...
Rising rural body-mass index is the main driver of the global obesity epidemic in adults
Body-mass index (BMI) has increased steadily in most countries in parallel with a rise in the proportion of the population who live in cities1,2. This has led to a widely reported view that urbanization is one of the most ...
Health effects of household solid fuel use: findings from 11 countries within the prospective urban and rural epidemiology study
Background: Household air pollution (HAP) from solid fuel use for cooking affects 2.5 billion individuals globally and may contribute substantially to disease burden. However, few prospective studies have assessed the ...