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The fate of waste drilling fluids from oil and gas industry activities in the exploration and production operations. (2022)
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NJUGUNA, J., SIDDIQUE, S., KWROFFIE, L.B., PIROMRAT, S., ADDAE-AFOAKWA, K., EKEH-ADEGBOTOLU, U., OLUYEMI, G., YATES, K., MISHRA, A.K. and MOLLER, L. 2022. The fate of waste drilling fluids from oil and gas industry activities in the exploration and production. Waste management [online], 139, pages 362-380. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wasman.2021.12.025

Operational discharges from oil and gas exploration industry, accidental spillage, or improperly disposed drilling wastes has serious detrimental effects on human and the environment. The water- and oil-based fluids wastes are generated every year al... Read More about The fate of waste drilling fluids from oil and gas industry activities in the exploration and production operations..

A novel intelligent weight decreasing firefly–particle filtering method for accurate state‐of‐charge estimation of lithium‐ion batteries. (2021)
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QIAO, J., WANG, S., YU, C., YANG, X. and FERNANDEZ, C. [2022]. A novel intelligent weight decreasing firefly-particle filtering method for accurate state-of-charge estimation of lithium-ion batteries. International journal of energy research [online], Early View. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1002/er.7596

Accurate state-of-charge estimation plays an extremely crucial role in battery management systems. To realize the real-time and precise state-of-charge estimation, an intelligent weight decreasing firefly–particle filtering algorithm is proposed. In... Read More about A novel intelligent weight decreasing firefly–particle filtering method for accurate state‐of‐charge estimation of lithium‐ion batteries..

The incidence and determinants of metabolic syndrome amongst a group of migrants to Qatar: a prospective longitudinal observational cohort study 24-months post-migration. (2021)
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AL-ADAWI, R.M., PRABHU, K.S., STEWART, D., RYAN, C., ABDELAZIZ, H., ELEDRISI, M., IBRAHIM, M.I.M., UDDIN, S. and TONNA, A.P. 2022. The incidence and determinants of metabolic syndrome amongst a group of migrants to Qatar: a prospective longitudinal observational cohort study 24-months post-migration. Journal of clinical medicine [online], 11(1), article 34. Available from: https://doi.org/10.3390/jcm11010034

While there is some evidence that migration to Western countries increases metabolic syndrome (MetS) risk, there is a lack of data pertaining to migration to the Middle East. This study aimed to investigate the relationship between migration and MetS... Read More about The incidence and determinants of metabolic syndrome amongst a group of migrants to Qatar: a prospective longitudinal observational cohort study 24-months post-migration..

Recoverable resources from pot ale and spent wash from Scotch whisky production. (2021)
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EDWARDS, C., MCNERNEY, C.C., LAWTON, L.A., PALMER, J., MACGREGOR, K., JACK, F., COCKBURN, P., PLUMMER, A., LOVEGROVE, A. and WOOD, A. 2022. Recoverable resources from pot ale and spent wash from Scotch whisky production. Resources, conservation and recycling [online], 179, article number 106114. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.resconrec.2021.106114

Scotch Whisky is an important global commodity which generates extensive co-product known as pot ale or spent wash (> 10 L co-product per L whisky). Whilst this is often used as fertiliser or animal feed, a proportion requires disposal resulting in c... Read More about Recoverable resources from pot ale and spent wash from Scotch whisky production..

Consumption of a recommended serving of wheat bran cereals significantly increases human faecal butyrate levels in healthy volunteers and reduces markers of inflammation ex vivo. (2021)
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NEACSU, M., ANDERSON, S.E., VERSCHOOR, P., VAUGHAN, N.J., HORGAN, G.W., HULSHOF, T., DUNCAN, S.H., DUTHIE, S. and RUSSELL, W.R. 2021. Consumption of a recommended serving of wheat bran cereals significantly increases human faecal butyrate levels in healthy volunteers and reduces markers of inflammation ex vivo. Recent progress in nutrition [online], 1(4), article number 2104002. Available from: https://doi.org/10.21926/rpn.2104002

Wheat bran cereals are an important source of dietary fibre. The aim of the study was to investigate if a high intake (120 g) of fibre rich breakfast cereal (which delivers the UK Government guidelines for fibre intake in one serving but is three-fol... Read More about Consumption of a recommended serving of wheat bran cereals significantly increases human faecal butyrate levels in healthy volunteers and reduces markers of inflammation ex vivo..

A novel state of charge estimation method of lithium‐ion batteries based on the IWOA‐AdaBoost‐Elman algorithm. (2021)
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LI, H., WANG, S, ISLAM, M., BOBOBEE, E.D., ZOU, C. and FERNANDEZ, C. [2021]. A novel state of charge estimation method of lithium-ion batteries based on the IWOA-AdaBoost-Elman algorithm. International journal of energy research [online], Early View. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1002/er.7505

Lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery is a very complex nonlinear system. The data-driven state of charge (SOC) estimation method of Li-ion battery avoids complex equivalent circuit modeling and parameter identification, which can describe the nonlinearity of... Read More about A novel state of charge estimation method of lithium‐ion batteries based on the IWOA‐AdaBoost‐Elman algorithm..

An innovative general practice based pharmacy longitudinal clerkship: using theory to characterise its development, implementation and initial evaluation. (2021)
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INNES, C., RUSHWORTH, G., ADDISON, B., WEDEKIND, Y., WATSON, E., RUDD, I., POWER, A. and CUNNINGHAM, S. [2021]. An innovative general practice based pharmacy longitudinal clerkship: using theory to characterise its development, implementation and initial evaluation. Education for primary care [online], Latest Articles. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/14739879.2021.1996275

Background Longitudinal Integrated Clerkships exist in undergraduate medicine courses. A pilot Pharmacy Longitudinal Clerkship (pPLC) was funded to investigate delivery of this model of clinical education for student pharmacists. Objective(s): To inv... Read More about An innovative general practice based pharmacy longitudinal clerkship: using theory to characterise its development, implementation and initial evaluation..

Adsorption of a diverse range of pharmaceuticals to polyethylene microplastics in wastewater and their desorption in environmental matrices. (2021)
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MCDOUGALL, L., THOMSON, L., BRAND, S., WAGSTAFF, A., LAWTON, L.A. and PETRIE, B. 2021. Adsorption of a diverse range of pharmaceuticals to polyethylene microplastics in wastewater and their desorption in environmental matrices. Science of the total environment [online], 808, article 152071. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2021.152071

It is proposed that microplastics discharged from wastewater treatment plants act as a vector of pharmaceuticals. In this study, adsorption of pharmaceuticals to polyethylene microplastics was investigated in municipal wastewater. Pharmaceuticals for... Read More about Adsorption of a diverse range of pharmaceuticals to polyethylene microplastics in wastewater and their desorption in environmental matrices..

The role of community pharmacists in immunisation: a national cross-sectional study. (2021)
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LINDNER, N., RIESENHUBER, M., MÜLLER-URI, T. and WEIDMANN, A.E. 2021. The role of community pharmacists in immunisation: a national cross-sectional study. International journal of clinical pharmacy [online], Online First. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11096-021-01357-5

Background Austrian pharmacists are not authorised to administer immunisations, and evidence about their willingness to immunise is lacking. Aim The aim of this study is to investigate Austrian community pharmacists’ willingness to administer immunis... Read More about The role of community pharmacists in immunisation: a national cross-sectional study..

Potentially poisonous plastic particles: microplastics as a vector for cyanobacterial toxins microcystin-LR and microcystin-LF. (2021)
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PESTANA, C.J., MOURA, D.S., CAPELO-NETO, J., EDWARDS, C., DREISBACH, D., SPENGLER, B. and LAWTON, L.A. 2021. Potentially poisonous plastic particles: microplastics as a vector for cyanobacterial toxins microcystin-LR and microcystin-LF. Environmental science and technology [online], 55(23), pages 15940-15949. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.est.1c05796

The potential of microplastics to act as a vector for micropollutants of natural or anthropogenic origin is of rising concern. Cyanobacterial toxins, including microcystins, are harmful to humans and wildlife. In this study, we demonstrate for the fi... Read More about Potentially poisonous plastic particles: microplastics as a vector for cyanobacterial toxins microcystin-LR and microcystin-LF..

A novel state of charge estimation for energy storage systems based on the joint NARX network and filter algorithm. (2021)
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LI, H., ZOU, C., FERNANDEZ, C., WANG, S., FAN, Y. and LIU, D. 2021. A novel state of charge estimation for energy storage systems based on the joint NARX network and filter algorithm. International journal of electrochemical science [online], 16(12), article 211213. Available from: https://doi.org/10.20964/2021.12.50

Lithium-ion batteries have the advantage of high energy density, low self-discharge rate, and long cycle life, and are currently the most widely used energy storage carriers. Accurate state of charge (SOC) estimation is essential to ensure the lithiu... Read More about A novel state of charge estimation for energy storage systems based on the joint NARX network and filter algorithm..

On-line adaptive asynchronous parameter identification of lumped electrical characteristic model for vehicle lithium-ion battery considering multi-time scale effects. (2021)
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SHI, H., WANG, S., WANG, L., XU, W., FERNANDEZ, C., DABLU, B.E. and ZHANG, Y. 2022. On-line adaptive asynchronous parameter identification of lumped electrical characteristic model for vehicle lithium-ion battery considering multi-time scale effects. Journal of power sources [online], 517, article 230725. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpowsour.2021.230725

The accurate modeling of lithium-ion batteries is extremely important to improve the reliability of battery management systems, and solving the problem of multi-time scales is extremely beneficial for high-accuracy battery modeling and adaptive async... Read More about On-line adaptive asynchronous parameter identification of lumped electrical characteristic model for vehicle lithium-ion battery considering multi-time scale effects..

Improved covariance matching-electrical equivalent modeling for accurate internal state characterization of packing lithium‐ion batteries. (2021)
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WANG, S., FAN, Y., YU, C., JIN, S., FERNANDEZ, C. and STROE, D.-I. 2021. Improved covariance matching-electrical equivalent modeling for accurate internal state characterization of packing lithium-ion batteries. International journal of energy research [online], Early View. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1002/er.7408

As for the cell-to-cell inconsistency of packing lithium-ion batteries, accurate equivalent modeling plays a significant role in the working characteristic monitoring and improving the safety protection quality under complex working conditions. In th... Read More about Improved covariance matching-electrical equivalent modeling for accurate internal state characterization of packing lithium‐ion batteries..

Environmentally friendly analytical method to assess enantioselective behaviour of pharmaceuticals and pesticides in river waters. (2021)
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PETRIE, B. and CAMACHO-MUÑOZ, D. 2021. Environmentally friendly analytical method to assess enantioselective behaviour of pharmaceuticals and pesticides in river waters. Sustainable chemistry and pharmacy [online], 24, article 100558. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scp.2021.100558

Reported herein is the first enantioselective method for simultaneous separation of chiral pharmaceuticals and pesticides using ultra-high-performance liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry. Separation was achieved using a ChiralPak IG-U® col... Read More about Environmentally friendly analytical method to assess enantioselective behaviour of pharmaceuticals and pesticides in river waters..

Stratification strength and light climate explain variation in chlorophyll α at the continental scale in a European multilake survey in a heatwave summer. (2021)
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DONIS, D., MANTZOUKI, E., MCGINNIS, D.F. et al. [2021]. Stratification strength and light climate explain variation in chlorophyll a at the continental scale in a European multilake survey in a heatwave summer. Limnology and oceanography [online], Early View. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1002/lno.11963

To determine the drivers of phytoplankton biomass, we collected standardized morphometric, physical, and biological data in 230 lakes across the Mediterranean, Continental, and Boreal climatic zones of the European continent. Multilinear regression m... Read More about Stratification strength and light climate explain variation in chlorophyll α at the continental scale in a European multilake survey in a heatwave summer..

Fuzzy adaptive singular value decomposition cubature Kalman filtering algorithm for lithium‐ion battery state‐of‐charge estimation. (2021)
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YANG, X., WANG, S., XU, W., QIAO, J., YU, C. and FERNANDEZ, C. 2021. Fuzzy adaptive singular value decomposition cubature Kalman filtering algorithm for lithium-ion battery state-of-charge estimation. International journal of circuit theory and applications [online], Early View. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1002/cta.3166

To solve the problem of the slow convergence speed for the battery state-of-charge estimation of cubature Kalman filter algorithm, the ternary lithium-ion battery is taken as the research object, and an algorithm combining the fuzzy self-adaptation a... Read More about Fuzzy adaptive singular value decomposition cubature Kalman filtering algorithm for lithium‐ion battery state‐of‐charge estimation..

Radiolytic degradation of 2-methylisoborneol and geosmin in water: reactive radical species and transformation pathways. (2021)
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CHRISTOPHORIDIS, C., PESTANA, C.J., KALOUDIS, T., LAWTON, L.A., TRIANTIS, T.M. and HISKIA, A. 2021. Radiolytic degradation of 2-methylisoborneol and geosmin in water: reactive radical species and transformation pathways. Chemical engineering journal advances [online], 15, article 100196. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ceja.2021.100196

Water radiolysis can serve as a useful tool to study the degradation of organic pollutants in water. Manipulation of the radiolytic system enables the selective production of reactive species (RS) with known yields. Our aim was to explore the effects... Read More about Radiolytic degradation of 2-methylisoborneol and geosmin in water: reactive radical species and transformation pathways..

DNA profiling of single sperm cells after whole genome amplification. (2021)
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THEUNISSEN, G.M.G., GIBB, A., KONG THOO LIN, P., ROLF, B., FORAT, S. and JÄGER, R. 2021. DNA profiling of single sperm cells after whole genome amplification. Forensic science international: reports [online], 4, article 100240. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fsir.2021.100240

Intimate swabs taken for examination in sexual assault cases typically yield mixtures of sperm and epithelial cell types. While powerful, differential extraction protocols to overcome such cell type mixtures by separate lysis of epithelial cells and... Read More about DNA profiling of single sperm cells after whole genome amplification..

Polyamide microplastics in wastewater as vectors of cationic pharmaceutical drugs. (2021)
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WAGSTAFF, A., LAWTON, L.A. and PETRIE, B. 2021. Polyamide microplastics in wastewater as vectors of cationic pharmaceutical drugs. Chemosphere [online], In Press. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chemosphere.2021.132578

Reported here is the first study to investigate the adsorption of pharmaceutical drugs to microplastics in wastewater. Wastewater is an environmental source of microplastics and pharmaceuticals, which is discharged as treated effluent or combined sew... Read More about Polyamide microplastics in wastewater as vectors of cationic pharmaceutical drugs..

A comparison of the bacterial contamination of the surface of cleanroom operators’ garments following donning with and without gloves. (2021)
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SMITH, L.M., O'DRISCOLL, N.H. and LAMB, A.J. 2021. A comparison of the bacterial contamination of the surface of cleanroom operators’ garments following donning with and without gloves. European journal of parenteral and pharmaceutical sciences [online], 26(3). Available from: https://doi.org/10.37521/ejpps.26302

Background: Specialist cleanroom garments are a potential vector for transmission of microorganisms within these facilities. In order to maintain the low bioburden of such clothing it has been perceived best practice for operators to dress wearing st... Read More about A comparison of the bacterial contamination of the surface of cleanroom operators’ garments following donning with and without gloves..