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Cut-lengths of perennial ryegrass leaf-blades influences in vitro fermentation by the anaerobic fungus neocallimastix frontalis. (2020)
Journal Article
JIMENEZ, H.R., EDWARDS, J.E., SANDERSON, R., KINGSTON-SMITH, A.H., MCEWAN, N.R. and THEODOROU, M.K. 2020. Cut-lengths of perennial ryegrass leaf-blades influences in vitro fermentation by the anaerobic fungus neocallimastix frontalis. Microorganisms [online], 8(11): unleashing the hidden potential of anaerobic fungi, article ID 1774. Available from: https://doi.org/10.3390/microorganisms8111774

Anaerobic fungi in the gut of domesticated and wild mammalian herbivores play a key role in the host’s ability to utilize plant biomass. Due to their highly effective ability to enzymatically degrade lignocellulose, anaerobic fungi are biotechnologic... Read More about Cut-lengths of perennial ryegrass leaf-blades influences in vitro fermentation by the anaerobic fungus neocallimastix frontalis..

Oxidative stress in the cyanobacterium Microcystis aeruginosa PCC 7813: comparison of different analytical cell stress detection assays. (2020)
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MENEZES, I., MAXWELL-MCQUEEN, D., CAPELO-NETO, J., PESTANA, C.J., EDWARDS, C. and LAWTON, L.A. [2020]. Oxidative stress in the cyanobacterium Microcystis aeruginosa PCC 7813: comparison of different analytical cell stress detection assays. Chemosphere [online], In Press. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chemosphere.2020.128766

Cyanobacterial blooms are observed when high cell densities occur and are often dangerous to human and animal health due to the presence of cyanotoxins. Conventional drinking water treatment technology struggles to efficiently remove cyanobacterial c... Read More about Oxidative stress in the cyanobacterium Microcystis aeruginosa PCC 7813: comparison of different analytical cell stress detection assays..

Electroanalytical determination of gallic acid in red and white wine samples using cobalt oxide nanoparticles-modified carbon-paste electrodes. (2020)
Journal Article
CHIKERE, C.O., HOBBEN, E., FAISAL, N.H., KONG-THOO-LIN, P. and FERNANDEZ, C. 2020. Electroanalytical determination of gallic acid in red and white wine samples using cobalt oxide nanoparticles-modified carbon-paste electrodes. Microchemical journal [online], 160(part B), article ID 105668. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.microc.2020.105668

Beverages like wines, have exhibited high level of antioxidant capacity, specifically from compounds like Gallic acid (GA) and their derivatives. GA has shown great importance in the food industry and pharmaceutical industry as a food additive, anti-... Read More about Electroanalytical determination of gallic acid in red and white wine samples using cobalt oxide nanoparticles-modified carbon-paste electrodes..

Electroplating of thick hard chromium coating from a trivalent chromium bath containing a ternary complexing agent: a methodological and mechanistic study. (2020)
Journal Article
XU, L., PI, L., DOU, Y., CUI, Y., MAO, X., LIN, A., FERNANDEZ, C. and PENG, C. 2020. Electroplating of thick hard chromium coating from a trivalent chromium bath containing a ternary complexing agent: a methodological and mechanistic study. ACS sustainable chemistry and engineering [online], 8(41), pages 15540-15549. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1021/acssuschemeng.0c04529

Trivalent chromium electroplating is considered a greener alternative to hexavalent chromium electroplating. However, the electrochemical reduction of Cr(III) in aqueous solution is extremely unstable and the thickness of the coating can hardly grow... Read More about Electroplating of thick hard chromium coating from a trivalent chromium bath containing a ternary complexing agent: a methodological and mechanistic study..

The nutritional and cardiovascular health benefits of rapeseed oil-fed farmed salmon in humans are not decreased compared with those of traditionally farmed salmon: a randomized controlled trial. (2020)
Journal Article
DE ROOS, B., WOOD, S., BREMNER, D., BASHIR, S., BETANCOR, M.B., FRASER, W.D., DUTHIE, S.J., HORGAN, G.W. and SNEDDON, A.A. [2020]. The nutritional and cardiovascular health benefits of rapeseed oil-fed farmed salmon in humans are not decreased compared with those of traditionally farmed salmon: a randomized controlled trial. European journal of nutrition [online], Online First. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00394-020-02396-w

Purpose: Farmed fish are increasingly raised on feeds containing vegetable oils, which affects their composition and possibly health properties. We investigated the effects of consuming farmed salmon, raised on different feeding regimes, on nutrient... Read More about The nutritional and cardiovascular health benefits of rapeseed oil-fed farmed salmon in humans are not decreased compared with those of traditionally farmed salmon: a randomized controlled trial..

Graphitic-C3N4 coated floating glass beads for photocatalytic destruction of synthetic and natural organic compounds in water under UV light. (2020)
Journal Article
HUI, J., PESTANA, C.J., CAUX, M., GUNARATNE, H.Q.N., EDWARDS, C., ROBERTSON, P.K.J., LAWTON, L.A. and IRVINE, J.T.S. 2020. Graphitic-C3N4 coated floating glass beads for photocatalytic destruction of synthetic and natural organic compounds in water under UV light. Journal of photochemistry and photobiology A: chemistry [online], 405, article ID 112935. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jphotochem.2020.112935

Many drinking water reservoirs can contain organic pollutants such as artificial synthesized dye and drugs. On the other hand, some naturally occurring microorganisms such as cyanobacteria, are capable of producing toxic secondary metabolites (cyanot... Read More about Graphitic-C3N4 coated floating glass beads for photocatalytic destruction of synthetic and natural organic compounds in water under UV light..

Health-related stakeholders' perceptions of clinical pharmacy services in Qatar. (2020)
Journal Article
JEBARA, T., CUNNINGHAM, S., MACLURE, K., AWAISU, A., PALLIVALAPILA, A., AL HAIL, M. and STEWART, D. [2020]. Health-related stakeholders' perceptions of clinical pharmacy services in Qatar. International journal of clinical pharmacy [online], Online First. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11096-020-01114-0

Background: In Qatar, the National Vision 2030 and the National Health Strategy 2018-2022 articulate the need to improve healthcare delivery by better utilisation of the skilled workforce. In this regard, pharmacy practice is rapidly advancing and se... Read More about Health-related stakeholders' perceptions of clinical pharmacy services in Qatar..

Novel reduced-order modeling method combined with three-particle nonlinear transform unscented Kalman filtering for the battery state-of-charge estimation. (2020)
Journal Article
XU, W., WANG, S., FERNANDEZ, C., YU, C., FAN, Y. and CAO, W. 2020. Novel reduced-order modeling method combined with three-particle nonlinear transform unscented Kalman filtering for the battery state-of-charge estimation. Journal of power electronics [online], 20(6), pages 1541-1549. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s43236-020-00146-z

Accurate estimation of the lithium-ion battery state of charge plays an important role in the real-time monitoring and safety control of batteries. In order to solve the problems that the real-time estimation of the lithium-ion battery is difficult a... Read More about Novel reduced-order modeling method combined with three-particle nonlinear transform unscented Kalman filtering for the battery state-of-charge estimation..

High-precision state of charge estimation for the power lithium ion batteries by introducing an improved extended Kalman filtering algorithm with complex varying temperatures. (2020)
Conference Proceeding
XU, W., WANG, S., FERNANDEZ, C., YU, C., FAN, Y. and STROE, D.-I. 2020. High-precision state of charge estimation for the power lithium ion batteries by introducting an improved extended Kalman filtering algorithm with complex varying temperatures. In Proceedings of 5th Advanced robotics and mechatronics international conference 2020 (ICARM 2020), 18-21 December 2020, Shenzhen, China [virtual conference]. Piscataway: IEEE [online], pages 700-705. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1109/ICARM49381.2020.9195316

Accurate estimation of the state of charge is important for the rational use of lithium ion batteries and the development of electric vehicles. In order to solve the problem that the internal parameters of lithium battery are greatly affected by the... Read More about High-precision state of charge estimation for the power lithium ion batteries by introducing an improved extended Kalman filtering algorithm with complex varying temperatures..

Degradation of microcystin-LR and cylindrospermopsin by continuous flow UV-A photocatalysis over immobilised TiO2. (2020)
Journal Article
CAMACHO-MUÑOZ, D., FERVERS, A.-S., PESTANA, C.J., EDWARDS, C. and LAWTON, L.A. 2020. Degradation of microcystin-LR and cylindrospermopsin by continuous flow UV-A photocatalysis over immobilised TiO2. Journal of environmental management [online], 276, article ID 111368. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2020.111368

The increasing presence of freshwater toxins have brought new challenges to preserve water quality due to their potential impact on the environment and human health. Two commonly occurring cyanotoxins, microcystin-LR and cylindrospermopsin, with diff... Read More about Degradation of microcystin-LR and cylindrospermopsin by continuous flow UV-A photocatalysis over immobilised TiO2..

Mapping hospital antimicrobial stewardship programmes in the Gulf Cooperation Council states against international standards: a systematic review. (2020)
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HASHAD, N., PERUMAL, D., STEWART, D. and TONNA, A. 2020. Mapping hospital antimicrobial stewardship programs in the Gulf Cooperation Council states against international standards: a systematic review. Journal of hospital infection [online], 106(3), pages 404-418. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhin.2020.09.004

Background: While there is evidence of implementation of antimicrobial stewardship programmes (ASP) in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) States, there has been limited benchmarking and mapping to international standards and frameworks. Aim: To criti... Read More about Mapping hospital antimicrobial stewardship programmes in the Gulf Cooperation Council states against international standards: a systematic review..

A novel gaussian particle swarms optimized particle filter algorithm for the state of charge estimation of lithium-ion batteries. (2020)
Journal Article
WANG, X., WANG, S., HUANG, J., FERNANDEZ, C., ZHOU, Y. and CHEN, L. 2020. A novel gaussian particle swarms optimized particle filter algorithm for the state of charge estimation of lithium-ion batteries. International journal of electrochemical science [online], 15(10), pages 10632-10648. Available from: https://doi.org/10.20964/2020.10.21

A gaussian particle swarm optimized particle filter estimation method, along with the second-order resistance-capacitance model, is proposed for the state of charge estimation of lithium-ion battery in electric vehicles. Based on the particle filter... Read More about A novel gaussian particle swarms optimized particle filter algorithm for the state of charge estimation of lithium-ion batteries..

Decreasing weight particle swarm optimization combined with unscented particle filter for the non-linear model for lithium battery state of charge estimation. (2020)
Journal Article
CHEN, L, WANG, S., JIANG, H., FERNANDEZ, C. and ZOU, C. 2020. Decreasing weight particle swarm optimization combined with unscented particle filter for the non-linear model for lithium battery state of charge estimation. International journal of electrochemical science [online], 15(10), pages 10104-10116. Available from: https://doi.org/10.20964/2020.10.41

Accurate estimation of State of Charge (SOC) of wireless sensor network nodes is of great significance for wireless sensor network layout. A combination strategy method based on unscented particle filter using weight particle swarm optimization (PSO... Read More about Decreasing weight particle swarm optimization combined with unscented particle filter for the non-linear model for lithium battery state of charge estimation..

Silver nanomaterials for wound dressing applications. (2020)
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KRISHNAN, P.D., BANAS, D., DURAI, R.D., KABANOV, D., HOSNEDLOVA, B., KEPINSKA, M., FERNANDEZ, C., RUTTKAY-NEDECKY, B., NGUYEN, H.V., FARID, A., SOCHOR, J., NARAYANAN, V.H.B. and KIZEK, R. 2020. Silver nanomaterials for wound dressing applications. Pharmaceutics [online], 12(9), article ID 821. Available from; https://doi.org/10.3390/pharmaceutics12090821

Silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) have recently become very attractive for the scientific community due to their broad spectrum of applications in the biomedical field. The main advantages of AgNPs include a simple method of synthesis, a simple way to cha... Read More about Silver nanomaterials for wound dressing applications..

Micropollutant fluxes in urban environment: a catchment perspective. (2020)
Journal Article
PROCTOR, K., PETRIE, B., LOPARDO, L., MUÑOZ, D.C., RICE, J., BARDEN, R., ARNOT, T. and KASPRZYK-HORDERN, B. 2020. Micropollutant fluxes in urban environment: a catchment perspective. Journal of hazardous materials [online], 401, article ID 123745. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhazmat.2020.123745

This study provided a holistic understanding of the sources, fate and behaviour of 142 compounds of emerging concern (CECs) throughout a river catchment impacted by 5 major urban areas. Of the incoming 169.3kg d-1 of CECs entering the WwTWs, 167.9kg... Read More about Micropollutant fluxes in urban environment: a catchment perspective..

A novel practical state of charge estimation method: an adaptive improved ampere‐hour method based on composite correction factor. (2020)
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XIONG, X., WANG, S.-L., FERNANDEZ, C., YU, C.-M., ZOU, C.-Y. and JIANG, C. 2020. A novel practical state of charge estimation method: an adaptive improved ampere-hour method based on composite correction factor. International journal of energy research [online], 44(4), pages 11385-11404. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1002/er.5758

The research of real-time state of charge estimation method for lithium-ion battery is developing towards the trend of model diversification and algorithm complexity. However, due to the limitation of computing ability in the actual battery managemen... Read More about A novel practical state of charge estimation method: an adaptive improved ampere‐hour method based on composite correction factor..

Analysis, fate and toxicity of chiral non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs in wastewaters and the environment: a review. (2020)
Journal Article
PETRIE, B. and CAMACHO-MUÑOZ, D. [2020]. Analysis, fate and toxicity of chiral non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs in wastewaters and the environment: a review. Environmental chemistry letters [online], Online First. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10311-020-01065-y

Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are found in the aquatic environment globally. Many NSAIDs including naproxen, ibuprofen and ketoprofen are chiral molecules. Enantiomers of the same NSAID have identical physicochemical properties but c... Read More about Analysis, fate and toxicity of chiral non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs in wastewaters and the environment: a review..

Synthesis and in vitro evaluation of vanillin derivatives as multi-target therapeutics for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease. (2020)
Journal Article
BLAIKIE, L., KAY, G. and KONG THOO LIN, P. 2020. Synthesis and in vitro evaluation of vanillin derivatives as multi-target therapeutics for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease. Bioorganic and medical chemistry letters [online], 30(21), article ID 127505. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bmcl.2020.127505

A number of novel naphthalimido and phthalimido vanillin derivatives were synthesised, and evaluated as antioxidants and cholinesterase inhibitors in vitro. Antioxidant activity was assessed using DPPH, FRAP, and ORAC assays. All compounds demonstrat... Read More about Synthesis and in vitro evaluation of vanillin derivatives as multi-target therapeutics for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease..

Views and experiences of community pharmacy team members on antimicrobial stewardship activities in Scotland: a qualitative study. (2020)
Journal Article
TONNA, A.P., WEIDMANN, A.E., SNEDDON, J. and STEWART, D. 2020. Views and experiences of community pharmacy team members on antimicrobial stewardship activities in Scotland: a qualitative study. International journal of clinical pharmacy [online], 42(5), pages 1261-1269. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11096-020-01042-z

Background: It has been acknowledged and recognised internationally that the community pharmacy team has a major role to play in antimicrobial stewardship programmes, particularly regarding patient engagement. However, there is a paucity of published... Read More about Views and experiences of community pharmacy team members on antimicrobial stewardship activities in Scotland: a qualitative study..

Germination improves the polyphenolic profile and functional value of mung bean (Vigna radiata L.). (2020)
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KAPRAVELOU, G., MARTINEZ, R., PERAZZOLI, G., GONZÁLEZ, C.S., LLOPIS, J., CANTARERO, S., GOUA, M., BERMANO, G., PRADOS, J., MELGUIZO, C., ARANDA, P., LÓPEZ-JURADO, M. and PORRES, J.M. 2020. Germination improves the polyphenolic profile and functional value of mung bean (Vigna radiata L.). Antioxidants [online], 9(8), article ID 746. Available from: https://doi.org/10.3390/antiox9080746

The use of legumes as functional foods has gained increasing attention for the prevention and treatment of the so called non-communicable diseases that are highly prevalent worldwide. In this regard, biotechnological approaches for the enhancement of... Read More about Germination improves the polyphenolic profile and functional value of mung bean (Vigna radiata L.)..