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    Design of an effective piezoelectric microcantilever biosensor for rapid detection of COVID-19

    , Article Journal of Medical Engineering and Technology ; Volume 45, Issue 6 , 2021 , Pages 423-433 ; 03091902 (ISSN) Kabir, H ; Merati, M ; Abdekhodaie, M. J ; Sharif University of Technology
    Taylor and Francis Ltd  2021
    Acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), also called COVID-19, is one of the most contagious viruses resulting in a progressive pandemic. Since specific antiviral treatments have not been developed yet and its fatal rate is almost high, early and fast detection is critical for controlling the outbreak. In this study, a piezoelectric microcantilever biosensor has been designed for detecting COVID-19 samples directly without requiring preparation steps. The biosensor acts as a transducer and is coated with the related antibody. When the SARS-CoV-2 antigens adsorbed on the microcantilever top surface through their spike proteins, a surface stress due to the mass change would be... 

    Environmental study on discharged wastewater of Albourz Industrial City

    , Article Iranian Journal of Public Health ; Volume 34, Issue 1 , 2005 , Pages 62-68 ; 22516085 (ISSN) Borghei, S. M ; Asghari, S ; Sharif University of Technology
    Iranian Journal of Public Health  2005
    The treatment facility of Albourz Industrial City was established in 1999 at the southeast of Albourz Mountain with an area of 200,000 square meters. Currently, 40,000 cubic meters of industrial wastes are treated daily utilizing biological method of activated sludge up to the second phase without chlorination in this treatment facility. Then, the discharged wastes are directed toward the lower agricultural lands. The environmental status of the region was investigated by testing the impact of wastewater and agricultural products in four tries. In two tries, the levels of COD and BOD were higher than the environmental standards, but there was no trace of heavy metal contamination in any of...