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BACTERIAL CELLULOSE/FIBRIN COMPOSITES: PREPARATION AND MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF POTENTIAL ARTIFICIAL BLOOD VESSEL MATERIAL
Bacterial cellulose (BC) and BC/fibrin composites were prepared and the static and dynamic mechanical properties were investigated to assess their suitability to artificial blood vessel applications. An important prerequisite ...
Isoelectric Focusing at the Preparative Scale and Isotachophoresis at the Analytical Scale to Separate and Concentrate Molecules of Interest
Electrophoresis is a technique to separate and/or concentrate charged analytes under an applied electric field. This thesis is divided into seven chapters. The first chapter outlines the dissertation with an introduction ...
PHYSICOCHEMICAL STABILITY OF SELECTED FROZEN AND DEHYDRATED FOODS: IN RELATION TO STATE/PHASE TRANSITIONS
Water activity (aw) concept is traditionally used as a predictive means for microbial, chemical and physical changes in low and intermediate moisture. State of water and food solids, state and phase transitions are also ...
MANGO (Philippine 'Carabao' var.) POWDER MADE FROM DIFFERENT DRYING SYSTEMS
Mango (Mangifera indica L.) is one of the finest tropical fruits in the world with about 75% of the world production coming from Asia. In the Philippines, mango ranks third among fruit crops after banana and pineapple based ...
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 ...
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 ...
Development and Application of Microelectrodes in Biofilms
The objective of this dissertation was to develop novel microelectrode techniques and to use microelectrodes for microscale chemistry characterization in biofilms. The first part of the dissertation focused on the development ...
Microwave assisted thermal processing of homogeneous and heterogeneous food packed in a polymeric container
Consumption of ready-to-eat food has steadily increased over the last decade. This development can be attributed to the fast pace of the modern lifestyles. This trend along with recent recalls caused by outbreaks of ...
PROBING THE MOLECULAR MECHANISMS OF PATHOGENIC AND NON-PATHOGENIC
Atomic force microscopy (AFM) has been used to probe some of the biophysical properties of virulent and avirulent
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