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Source identification and global implications of black carbon
Black carbon (BC) is one of the short-lived air pollutants that contributes significantly to aerosol radiative forcing and global climate change. It is emitted by the incomplete combustion of fossil fuels, biofuels, and ...
Possibilities of using silicate rock powder: An overview
This study evaluates the on use of crushed rocks (remineralizers) to increase soil fertility levels and which contributed to increase agricultural productivity, recovery of degraded areas, decontamination of water, and ...
Estimation of the impact of biomass burning based on regional transport of PM2.5 in the Colombian Caribbean
Deterioration of air quality due to the increase in atmospheric emissions from biomass burning (BB) is one of the major environmental problems worldwide. In this study, we estimated the contributions of BB to PM2.5 ...
Artisanal ceramic factories using wood combustion: A nanoparticles and human health study
The ceramics industry, resulting from developments of modern compounds, is a segment of great influence in worldwide sustainability. Artisanal ceramic factories based on wood combustion have significant risks for the ...
Spatiotemporal assessment of particulate matter (PM10 and PM2.5) and ozone in a Caribbean urban coastal city
Air pollution has become a critical issue in urban areas, so a broad understanding of its spatiotemporal characteristics is important to develop public policies. This study analyzes the spatiotemporal variation of atmospheric ...
High Stress Levels and Trust toward the Government Are Associated with More Positive Attitudes toward COVID-19 Vaccines among French Students: A Pilot Study
Mistrust in COVID-19 vaccines may hinder vaccination campaigns. We looked at cognitive determinants of vaccination intentions against COVID-19. We were interested in (i) the effects of stress and (ii) the effects of ...
Association of Serum Pyridoxal Phosphate Levels with Established Status Epilepticus
Background The objective of this study was to determine the prevalence of pyridoxine deficiency, measured by pyridoxal phosphate (PLP) levels, in patients admitted to the hospital with established (benzodiazepine-resistant) ...
Characterization of the Shells in Layer-By-Layer Nanofunctionalized Particles: A Computational Study
(Frontiers Media S.A., 2022)
Drug delivery carriers are considered an encouraging approach for the localized treatment of disease with minimum effect on the surrounding tissue. Particularly, layer-by-layer releasing particles have gained increasing ...
Understanding the determinants of e-wallet continuance usage intention in Malaysia
(Springer Science and Business Media B.V., 2022)
The present research aims to investigate the determinants of e-wallet continuance usage intention in Malaysia using extending Technology Continuance Theory (TCT) via examining four variables, namely price beneft, trust, ...
Solution of a paradox related to the rigid bar pull-out problem in standard elasticity
This paper aims at modeling pull-out tests of a reinforcement bar from a concrete matrix. The considered system is an elastic cylinder, within which is embedded a rigid bar placed along the central axis. The pull-out test ...