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Modification of thin-film polyamide membrane with multi-walled carbon nanotubes by interfacial polymerization

Polyamide thin-film composite (TFC) was fabricated on polysulfone (PS-20) base by interfacial polymerization of aqueous m-phenylenediamine (MPD) solution and 1,3,5-benzenetricarbonyl trichloride (TMC) in hexane organic solution. Multi-wall carbon nanotubes (MWCNT) were carboxylated by heating MWCNT powder in a mixture of HNO3 and H2SO4 (1:3 v/v) at 70 °C under constant sonication ...

Digitally translated Self-Administered Gerocognitive Examination (eSAGE): relationship with its validated paper version, neuropsychological evaluations, and clinical assessments

Background The original paper Self-Administered Gerocognitive Examination (SAGE) is a valid and reliable cognitive assessment tool used to identify individuals with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) or early dementia. We evaluated identical test questions in a digital format (eSAGE) made for tablet use with the goals of calibrating it against SAGE and establishing its association ...

Women on Boards of Directors: Is It Possible to Exist in Old Boys’ Club?

Women are not/cannot be represented sufficiently in managerial positions in business world in Turkey and around the world, and we can state that the ratio of women representation on boards of directors is even lower. In line with the idea that companies should be managed in a more corporate way, issues of gender diversity and women members of boards of directors have started to be ...

A large-scale behavior change intervention to prevent Nipah transmission in Bangladesh: components and costs

Background Nipah virus infection (NiV) is a bat-borne zoonosis transmitted to humans through consumption of NiV-contaminated raw date palm sap in Bangladesh. The objective of this analysis was to measure the cost of an NiV prevention intervention and estimate the cost of scaling it up to districts where spillover had been identified. Methods We implemented a behavior change ...

Applications of Marketing Information System in Banking Sector: A Study on VakıfBank

Marketing managers have discovered importance of information and information-based marketing system for a long time. They have realized that information is a tool which can change the competition conditions. Companies may gather required information by itself or outsourcing. It is known that many problems have been occurred on information gathering and using process. The purpose of ...