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Automatic modelling image represented objects using a statistic based approach
This paper presents new methodologies to automatically extract significant points, from an object represented in images, useful to construct Point Distribution Models. Each model consists of a flexible shape template, describing how significant points of the object can vary, and a statistica...
Long lasting perfume - A review of synthetic musks in WWTPs
Synthetic musks have been used for a long time in personal care and household products. In recent years, this continuous input has increased considerably, to the point that they were recognized as emerging pollutants by the scientific community, due to their persistence in the ...
Use of phenyl isothiocyanate for biofilm prevention and control
The purpose of the present study was to assess the antibacterial activity of phenyl isothiocyanate (PITC), a synthetic isothiocyanate, on biofilms of Escherichia coli and Staphylococcus aureus. The effects of PITC on bacterial free energy of adhesion and motility were also investigated. ...
Biomonitoring of pesticides by pine needles - Chemical scoring, risk of exposure, levels and trends
Vegetation is a useful matrix for the quantification of atmospheric pollutants such as semi-volatile organic compounds (SVOCs). In particular, pine needles stand out as effective biomonitors due to the excellent uptake properties of their waxy layer. Having previously validated an original a...
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