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TWO-STAGE HETEROTROPHIC AND PHOTOTROPHIC CULTURE TECHNOLOGY FOR MICROALGAL BIOFUEL PRODUCTION
Microalgae are attractive feedstocks for producing renewable biofuels. In this dissertation, I developed a two-stage heterotrophic and phototrophic microalgae culture system for biofuel production. Heterotrophic cultures ...
THE IMPACTS OF SUSTAINED DEFICIT IRRIGATION MANAGEMENT ON MINT AND CANOLA OIL CROPS IN THE COLUMBIA BASIN, PACIFIC NORTHWEST, USA
The need for increased agricultural and industrial production, municipal use and environmental constraints is making it a critical decision to develop new technologies and improve available management options for more ...
A maneuverability study on a wheeled bin management robot in tree fruit orchard environments
An important activity during harvesting is bin management, which traditionally requires heavy use of seasonal skilled labor. Due to increased labor cost and uncertainty with labor availability in recent years, tree fruit ...
SIMULATION OF FLOW, MASS TRANSFER AND BIO-CHEMICAL REACTIONS IN ANAEROBIC DIGESTION
The aims of the dissertation were to understand and simulate flow, mass transfer and bio-chemical reactions in anaerobic digesters. Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and anaerobic digestion model No. 1 (ADM1) were used ...
Applications of computer simulation model in developing microwave assisted thermal processing
Microwave heating is a novel technology that has advantages in reducing heating time and improving food quality. A 915 MHz single-mode microwave assisted thermal sterilization (MATS) system was developed at Washington State ...
Catalytic microwave torrefaction and pyrolysis of Douglas fir pellet to improve biofuel quality
The aims of this dissertation were to understand the effects of torrefaction as pretreatment on biomass pyrolysis and catalytic pyrolysis for improving biofuel quality, and the feasibility of biochar as a cheap catalyst ...