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PARAMETERIZATION AND UNCERTAINTY ANALYSIS IN MODELING: AN APPLICATION TO SOIL GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSION MODELS
The aims of the dissertation were to understand and simulate soil greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions as a decision-support tool using both the systematic- and process-based models and to develop uncertainty and identifiability ...
Cellular and molecular investigations of the adhesion and mechanics of Listeria monocytogenes
Atomic force microscopy has been used to quantify the adherence and mechanical properties of an array of L. monocytogenes strains and their surface biopolymers. First, eight L. monocytogenes strains that represented the ...
DICARBOXYLIC ACIDS PLATFORM CHEMICALS FOR VALORIZATION OF BIOREFINERY LIGNIN
Despite decades of effort, commercial development of biomass-to-biofuel conversion processes is still not an economically viable proposition. The emerging biomass refinery industry will inevitably generate an enormous ...
Ethanol Steam Reforming over Cobalt Based Catalysts: Roles of Zinc Oxide
The effects of zinc oxide (ZnO) addition to cobalt based catalysts was investigated over multiple supports. In each case the impacts on cobalt oxidation state and ESR activity were studied. In the case of cobalt supported ...
MODULATION OF THE CA2+ SENSITVITY OF CARDIAC TROPONIN C BY PKC PHOSPHORYLATED CARDIAC TROPONIN T AND CA2+ SENSITIZERS
Cardiac troponin (cTn) exerts temporal control over the cyclic processes of contraction and relaxation in the heart. It does this by binding with calcium which initiates an allosteric chain of protein structural transitions ...
Molybdenum Dioxide(MoO2)-Based Anode for Liquid Hydrocarbon-Fueled SOFC Applications
This work is focused on the study of the molybdenum dioxide (MoO2) as an alternative anode material for liquid hydrocarbon-fueled solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs). The starting point for this investigation was to improve the ...
STUDY OF THE DYNAMICS OF THE MoO2-Mo2C SYSTEM FOR CATALYTIC PARTIAL OXIDATION REACTIONS
On a global scale, the energy demand is largely supplied by the combustion of non-renewable fossil fuels. However, their rapid depletion coupled with environmental and sustainability concerns are the main drivers to seek ...
Roles of Temperature and Ionic Strengths of Growth in Bacterial Surface Biopolymer Properties, DLVO and Specific Interactions Governing the Bioadhesion of L. monocytogenes to Silicon Nitride
The effects of the surface biopolymers' properties of
SOLVENT-LIGAND-SURFACE INTERACTIONS OF NANOPARTICLES FOR APPLIED CATALYSIS
This work presents the research performed to understand solvent-ligand-nanoparticle interactions for applied catalysis. Dispersed gold nanoparticles can demonstrate greater catalytic activity than their supported counterparts ...
ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS ON SPERMATOGENESIS
Compelling evidence from human populations worldwide suggest that sperm counts have declined by ~50% over the last 40 years. It is thought perinatal exposure to endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs), such as bisphenol A ...