Fine Chemical Engineering, Volume 5 Issue 1 (2024), 1-171

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High Pressure-Driven Batch Distillation Optimal Control for Methylacetate-Methanol Separation

by Marija Stojkovic

ABSTRACT: The pressure-swing distillation process with high-pressurized batch columns (HHP), with and or without a recycling stream, for separating methyl acetate-methanol is studied from the aspect of...

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NH2-modification Copper Metal-organic Framework as a Sunlight Photocatalyst for the Removal of Organic Dyes from Aqueous Solution

by Qi Wang, Qianqian Xu, Jiawei Zhang, Long Fang, Kai Xia, Deshuai Sun

ABSTRACT: Dyes present in wastewater pose a threat to aquatic organisms and cannot be effectively eliminated by conventional biochemical treatment methods. As an alternative, the photocatalytic...

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Antimicrobial Activity of Green Synthesized Copper Nanoparticles (CuNPs) Using Aqueous Extract of Psidium guajava on Clinical Bacteria Isolates

by Mamman Abakeyah James, Bako Myek, Zakari Ladan

ABSTRACT: The eco-friendly synthesis of nanoparticles using an aqueous plant extract as a capping and stabilizing agent has garnered substantial attention, particularly in pharmaceuticals and drug delivery...

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Potential for Using Four Plant Essential Oils to Protect Stored Products Against Tribolium castaneum (Herbst) (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae)

by Mervat A. Seada, Ahmed M. Abouelatta

ABSTRACT: Food products that are kept in storage, such as grains, cereals, and processed foods, can sustain serious damage from stored-product insects. This study examined the effects of four essential oils...

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Investigation and Health Risk Assessment of Nitrate ion, Nitrite ion, and Phthalate Esters in Herbal Distillates Produced by Iranian Companies

by Mahdi Ghorbani, Parisa Mohammadi, Majid Keshavarzi, Maryam Pakseresht, Mahdi Mardanpour Fariman, Mohadeseh Baburian

ABSTRACT: The concentrations of nitrate ion, nitrite ion, nitrosamines, and phthalate esters in the ten herbal distillates, including rose, caraway seed, cumin seed, fumitory, carum, fenugreek, chicory,...

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Solubility Modeling of Some Chlorophenols in Supercritical Carbon Dioxide

by Garlapati Mahesh, Chandrasekhar Garlapati

ABSTRACT: The basic information required to implement any supercritical processes is solubility. The solubility data is correlated with various models. For binary systems (solute-solvent), solubility data...

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Peculiarities of Calcite Interaction with Carboxylic Acids

by Nina A. Prokudina, Akhdan S. Gabisov

ABSTRACT: This research examined the interaction of calcite with carboxylic acids (formic, citric, malic, and oxalic acids) at temperatures ranging from 22 to 80 °C. Experiments were carried out using an...

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Acid Induced Phytoconstituents of Calotropis procera Extract Combined with Ampicillin in Combating Clinical Resistant Isolates of Staphylococcus aureus and Salmonella spp.

by Mathew Gideon, Zakari Ladan, Yahaya Yakubu

ABSTRACT: Natural products, with their inherent diversity, offer unique pharmacophores, chemotypes, and scaffolds that can be harnessed to create effective drugs targeting various infections and diseases....

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Enhancing Antibiotic Efficacy: Exploring Synergistic Interactions between Plant Extracts and Conventional Antibiotics

by Addai-Mensah Donkor, Benjamin Ahenkorah, Abdallah Yakubu, Martin Ntiamoah Donkor

ABSTRACT: Medicinal herbs including Senna alata, Ricinus communis, and Lannea barteri have been utilized for centuries to cure a variety of illnesses caused by microbial infections. This study looked at...

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Green Synthesis of Cu2O Nanoparticles and Their Application for the Photodegradation of Methyl Orange in Aqueous Media

by Phung Khac Nam Ho

ABSTRACT: The existence of colorants in water has caused many disadvantages to aquatic systems and the environment. Scientists have made efforts to decompose and remove them using many different methods. In...

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Photodegradation of Ghana Crude Oil by Sunlight Irradiation

by Boakye Danquah, Marian Asantewah Nkansah, Tanja Barth

ABSTRACT: Photochemical degradation of crude oil in seawater is critical in the protection of the marine environment during oil spillages. In this study, the photochemical weathering of Ghana Crude Oil...

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A Multi-step High-Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) Technique for the Extraction and Purification of Medical-Grade Cyclosporine A

by Eliasu Issaka, Jesse Nii Okai Amu-Darko, Mabruk Adams, Sylvenus Aguree, Michael Enyan, Husseini Sulemana, Princess Firdaus Suleimana

ABSTRACT: Cyclosporine A (CsA), a potent immunosuppressive drug, is used to treat autoimmune diseases and prevent organ transplant recipients from rejecting their new organs. Maintaining CsA's uniformity...

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A Discussion on the Nonexistence of Negative pH and pH > 14

by Bijan K. Paul

ABSTRACT: The main objective of this article is focused on a discussion on the range of pH which is defined to be 0 ≤ pH ≤ 14. However, ambiguities surrounding the range of pH still persist in the...