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Articles by H. Kamani
Total Records ( 2 ) for H. Kamani
  H. Kamani , F. Vaezi , R. Nabizadeh , A.R. Mesdaghinia and M. Alimohammadi
  UV disinfect ion has gained widespread use for municipal wastewater and more recently, interest in using UV for water reuse applications has increased too. Medium pressure lamp has emerged as a viable alternative and is beginning to gain more popularity than the conventional low-pressure lamps. This study has been performed with the objective of utilizing MP lamp for the disinfection stage of wastewater from a milk industry. The lab-scale UV submerged system used in the experiments was a single-lamp reactor with 3 L volume, which was operated at two contact times. Two MP lamps of 300 and 400 W had been used separately. Results indicated that for disinfection of all the samples with different %T, meeting the goal of 1000 MPN /100 mL or less was always possible. Besides, for 95% of these samples, the MPN of irradiated effluents had reached to less than 240/100 mL. Another conclusion is that by use of 400 W lamp, all the samples are well disinfected to 100 total coli forms or less per 100 mL and so are become ready for most applications of water reuse programs.
  H. Ansari , H. Kamani and A. Arbabi Sarjo
  The purpose of this study was to assess of hepatitis C and related factors among beta-thalassemia patients. In 2005-5006 a cross sectional study was conducted in Dastgheib hospital, Shiraz, Iran. Participants were all beta-thalassemia major patients (806 cases). Blood samples were taken from patients and HCVAb was determined using commercial Kit. The data collected using a questionnaire consists on demographic and treatment related variables. Data were analyzed using chi-square test. The subjects were 400 (49.6%) females and 406 (50.4%) males. Thirty-two patients (3.9%) were more than 30 years old and 372 (46.1%) were less than 15 years old. Prevalence of this infection among males and females was 12.8 and 16%, respectively. No significant difference was seen between males and females regarding prevalence of hepatitis C (p = 0.15). The prevalence of hepatitis C was statistically correlated with type of transfused blood and blood group of patients (p = 0.05). The findings showed that despite blood screening to prevent hepatitis C, prevalence of this infection was higher among Beta-thalassemia major patients. Thus, careful screening and healthy blood transfusion is too important. It must be mentioned that packed red blood cell should be inspected with great attention and probably O blood group predispose the patients to HCV infection.
 
 
 
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