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). Removal of ammonia and particulate matter using a modified turbulent wet scrubbing system. Sep. Purif. Technol. 98, 221–229. DOI: 10.1016/j.seppur.2012.07.014. 11. Mohan, Jain, R. & Meikap, B. (2008). Comprehensive analysis for prediction of dust removal efficiency using twin-fluid atomization in a spray scrubber. Sep. Purif. Technol. 63 (2), 269–277. DOI: 10.1016/j.seppur.2008.05.006. 12. Kim, H., Jung, C., Oh, S. & Lee K. (2001). Particle removal efficiency of gravitational wet scrubber considering diffusion, interception and impaction. Environ. Eng. Sci . 18 (2

–4565. DOI: 10.1142/9789813143401_0056. 26. Liu, Huan. (2016). Co-production of clean syngas and ash adsorbent during sewage sludge gasification: Synergistic effect of Fenton peroxidation and CaO conditioning. Apll. Energy. 179, 1062–1068. DOI: 10.1016/j.apenergy.2016.07.063 27. Qin, Lin-bo & Han, Jun. (2017). Enhancing SO 2 removal efficiency by lime modified with sewage sludge in a novel integrated desulfurization process. Environ. Protec. Engin. 43(4), 17–27. DOI: 28. Wang, Fu-jun. (2004). Computational fluid dynamics analysis: principles and applications of CFD


Malt extracts and malt concentrates have a broad range of application in food industry. Those products are obtained by methods similar to brewing worts. The possible reduction of cost can be achieved by application of malt substitutes likewise in brewing industry. As the malt concentrates for food industry do not have to fulfill strict norms for beer production it is possible to produce much cheaper products. It was proved that by means of mathematic optimization it is possible to determine the optimal share of unmalted material for cheap yet effective production of wort.

. (2002). The effect of drought stress on yield components of Cuminum cyminum. Res. Manuf. J. 54, 42-45. 7. Ucan, K., Killi, F., Gencoglan, C. & Merdun, H. (2007). Effect of irrigation frequency and amount on water use efficiency and yield of sesame (Sesamum indicum L.) under field conditions. Field Crops Res. 101, 249-258. 8. Turner, N.C. (2004). Agronomic option for improving rainfall use efficiency of crops in dryland farming systems. J. Exp. Bot. 55, 2413-2525. DOI: 10.1093/jxb/erh154. 9. Khazaie, H.R., Nadjafi , F

. 4. United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division, (2013). World Population Prospects: The 2012 Revision , DVD Edition. 5. International Fertilizer Industry Association, Statistics, Market Outlooks; (accessed Aug 26, 2015). 6. van Cleemput, O., Zapata, F. & Vanlauwe, B. (2008). Use of tracer technology in mineral fertilizer management. In: Guide. Nitr. Managem. Agric. Syst. , Vienna: IAEA. 7. Dobermann, A. (2005). Nitrogen use efficiency - state of the art. In: Proceedings of the


The efficiency of enzymatic depolymerization in a membrane reactor was investigated. The model analysis was performed on bovine serum albumin hydrolysis reaction led by three different enzymes, for which kinetic equations have different forms. Comparing to a classic reactor, the reaction yield turns out to be distinctly higher for all types of kinetics. The effect arises from increasing (thanks to the proper selectivity of the applied membrane) the concentration of reagents in the reaction volume. The investigations indicated the importance of membrane selectivity election, residence time and at non-competitive inhibition the substrate (biopolymer) concentration in feed stream. Presented analysis is helpful in these parameters choice for enzymatic hydrolysis of different biopolymers.

Empirical investigation of two designs of incline solar water desalination system

This paper presents an experimental investigation of two incline solar water desalination (ISWD) systems. One design uses spray jets for spraying water onto the absorber plate, while the other uses a longitudinal slot for getting the inlet water on the absorber plate. The first ever ISWD system constructed and tested by Aybar et al (2005) used the longitudinal slot with a maximum daily production of 2.995 kg/m2 day. The Aybar et al design produced 3.4 kg/m2-day while the new design produced 6.41 kg/m2-day for wick on absorber plate system day during the hottest months in Famagusta (July-August 2010). Also tested was the influence of porous media (wire mesh), wick on the absorber plate. The effect of number of spray jets used in the system on the daily productivity and efficiency of the systems were also investigated.


The main goal of this study was the preparation of materials containing phosphoric functionalities on the base of industrial polymer - divinyl rubber and the assessment of their removal efficiency of heavy metals from aqueous solutions. The new method concerns the oxidative chlo-rophosphorylation of divinyl rubber by PCl3 with the following modification of obtained inter-mediates to create -PO(OH)2, -OPO(OH)2 groups in the polymer chain. The obtained modified polymers get some new properties such as complex formation and capability for ion exchange. The nature and distribution of phosphoric functionalities in the polymer were studied by the methods of NMRand FTIR- spectroscopy, thermal analysis and scanning electron microscopy. The sorption properties of synthesized polymers towards some cations (Cu+2, Ni+2, Co+2 and Zn+2) from water solutions have been tested. It has been shown that the metal removal efficiency of prepared material depends on pH of medium, initial concentration and type of metal ions.

., Biekša, D. & Bielskus, J. (2016). The exergy efficiency assessment of heat recovery exchanger for air handling units, using a state property – Coenthalpy. Appl. Therm. Enginee. 108, 388–397. DOI: 10.1016/j.applthermaleng.2016.07.118. 32. Shenoy, U.V. (1995). Heat Exchange Network Synthesis: Process Optimization by Energy and Resource Analysis . Gulf Publ. Co., Houston, TX. 33. Linnhoff, B. (1993). Pinch analysis- A state of the art overview. Trans. Inst. Chem. Eng. Chem. Eng. Res. Des . 71, Part A5, 503–522. ISSN: 0263-8762. 34. Gundersen, T. & Naess, L. (1988


This paper describes the influence of the chain length and the functional group steric accessibility of thiols modifiers on the phase transfer process efficiency of water synthesized gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) to toluene. The following thiols were tested: 1-decanethiol, 1,1-dimethyldecanethiol, 1-dodecanethiol, 1-tetradecanethiol and 1-oktadecanethiol. Nanoparticles (NPs) synthesized in water were precisely characterized before the phase transfer process using Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) and Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM). The optical properties of AuNPs before and after the phase transfer were studied by the UV-Vis spectroscopy. Additionally, the particle size and size distribution before and after the phase transfer of nanoparticles were investigated using Dynamic Light Scattering (DLS). It turned out that the modification of NPs surface was not effective in the case of 1,1-dimethyldecanethiol, probably because of the difficult steric accessibility of the thiol functional group to NPs surface. Consequently, the effective phase transfer of AuNPs from water to toluene did not occur. In toluene the most stable were nanoparticles modified with 1-decanethiol, 1-dodecanethiol and 1-tetradecanethiol.