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    Extension of weighted sum of gray gas data to mathematical simulation of radiative heat transfer in a boiler with gas-soot media

    , Article The Scientific World Journal ; Vol. 2014 , 2014 ; ISSN: 1537744X Gharehkhani, S ; Nouri-Borujerdi, A ; Kazi, S. N ; Yarmand, H ; Sharif University of Technology
    In this study an expression for soot absorption coefficient is introduced to extend the weighted-sum-of-gray gases data to the furnace medium containing gas-soot mixture in a utility boiler 150 MWe. Heat transfer and temperature distribution of walls and within the furnace space are predicted by zone method technique. Analyses have been done considering both cases of presence and absence of soot particles at 100% load. To validate the proposed soot absorption coefficient, the expression is coupled with the Taylor and Foster's data as well as Truelove's data for CO2-H2O mixture and the total emissivities are calculated and compared with the Truelove's parameters for 3-term and 4-term gray... 

    Numerical and experimental evaluation of high-intensity focused ultrasound-induced lesions in liver tissue ex vivo

    , Article Journal of ultrasound in medicine : official journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine ; Volume 37, Issue 6 , 2018 , Pages 1481-1491 ; 15509613 (ISSN) Haddadi, S ; Ahmadian, M. T ; Sharif University of Technology
    OBJECTIVES: Recent advances in the field of acoustics and piezoelectric and ultrasound transducers have led to new approaches to the diagnosis and treatment of certain diseases. One method of treatment with ultrasonic waves is high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) treatment, which is a thermal therapeutic method used to treat malignant tumors. Although a variety of treatment-planning strategies using ultrasonic waves have been investigated, little clinical success has been achieved. Computational modeling is a powerful tool for predicting device performance. METHODS: The heating induced by a concave transducer with operating powers of 85 and 135 W was studied, and the experimental results... 

    Covalent immobilization of cellulase using magnetic poly(ionic liquid) support: improvement of the enzyme activity and stability

    , Article Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry ; Volume 66, Issue 4 , 2018 , Pages 789-798 ; 00218561 (ISSN) Hosseini, H ; Hosseini, A ; Zohreh, N ; Yaghoubi, M ; Pourjavadi, A ; Sharif University of Technology
    American Chemical Society  2018
    A magnetic nanocomposite was prepared by entrapment of Fe3O4 nanoparticles into the cross-linked ionic liquid/epoxy type polymer. The resulting support was used for covalent immobilization of cellulase through the reaction with epoxy groups. The ionic surface of the support improved the adsorption of enzyme, and a large amount of enzyme (106.1 mg/g) was loaded onto the support surface. The effect of the presence of ionic monomer and covalent binding of enzyme was also investigated. The structure of support was characterized by various instruments such as FT-IR, TGA, VSM, XRD, TEM, SEM, and DLS. The activity and stability of immobilized cellulase were investigated in the prepared support. The... 

    Effects of temperature shifts and oscillations on recombinant protein production expressed in Escherichia coli

    , Article Bioprocess and Biosystems Engineering ; Volume 36, Issue 11 , 2013 , Pages 1571-1577 ; 16157591 (ISSN) Jazini, M ; Herwig, C ; Sharif University of Technology
    Escherichia coli is widely used host for the intracellular expression of many proteins. However, in some cases also secretion of protein from periplasm was observed. Improvement of both intracellular and extracellular production of recombinant protein in E. coli is an attractive goal in order to reduce production cost and increase process efficiency and economics. Since heat shock proteins in E. coli were reported to be helpful for protein refolding and hindering aggregation, in this work different types of single and periodic heat shocks were tested on lab scale to enhance intracellular and extracellular protein production. A single heat shock prior to induction and different oscillatory... 

    The two-step thermochemical growth of ZnS:Mn nanocrystals and a study of luminescence evolution

    , Article Nanotechnology ; Volume 20, Issue 9 , 2009 ; 09574484 (ISSN) Hajisalem, G ; Marandi, M ; Taghavinia, N ; Houshiar, M ; Sharif University of Technology
    In this work we report a new thermochemical method for the synthesis of ZnS:Mn nanocrystals. Zn(NO3)2 and Na2S 2O3 were used as the precursors and Mn(NO 3)2 was the source of impurity. Thioglycerol (TG,C 3H8O2S) was also used as the capping agent and the catalyst of the reaction. Na2S2O3 is a heat sensitive material which releases S species upon heating. Consequently, the reaction proceeds in temperatures higher than room temperature. The reaction was done in two steps. In the first step, the precursors were heated at 96 °C for an hour without TG. In the second step, TG was injected to the solution and the heating process was continued for longer heating durations. A fast growth occurred in... 

    Degradation of phenanthrene and anthracene by Nocardia otitidiscaviarum strain TSH1, a moderately thermophilic bacterium

    , Article Journal of Applied Microbiology ; Volume 105, Issue 2 , 11 July , 2008 , Pages 398-406 ; 13645072 (ISSN) Zeinali, M ; Vossoughi, M ; Ardestani, S. K ; Sharif University of Technology
    Aims: The metabolism of phenanthrene and anthracene by a moderate thermophilic Nocardia otitidiscaviarum strain TSH1 was examined. Methods and Results: When strain TSH1 was grown in the presence of anthracene, four metabolites were identified as 1,2-dihydroxy-1,2-dihydroanthracene, 3-(2-carboxyvinyl)naphthalene-2-carboxylic acid, 2,3-dihydroxynaphthalene and benzoic acid using gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS), reverse phase-high performance liquid chromatography (RP-HPLC) and thin-layer chromatography (TLC). Degradation studies with phenanthrene revealed 2,2′-diphenic acid, phthalic acid, 4-hydroxyphenylacetic acid, o-hydroxyphenylacetic acid, benzoic acid, a phenanthrene...