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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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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
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 ...
DEVELOPMENT OF MICROCHIP ISOTACHOPHORESIS FOR THE DETECTION OF NOVEL CARDIAC TROPONIN I BIOMARKERS
The emphasis of this dissertation consists of three major parts in relation to improving nucleic acid detection strategies and detection of novel cardiac disease protein biomarkers using microchip isotachophoresis (ITP) ...
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 ...
DEVELOPMENT OF ELECTROCHEMICAL MICROSENSORS TO USE IN BIOELECTROCHEMICAL SYSTEMS
The objective of this dissertation was to develop electrochemical microsensors to quantify microscale gradients within biofilms grown in bioelectrochemical systems (BESs). In BESs, generally three electrodes are used: an ...
Exploring the Biomass Recalcitrance of Douglas Fir for Improving Bioproducts and Biofuels Production
Forestry residuals can potentially provide an abundant source of biomass feedstock for an emerging renewable chemicals and fuels industry, particularly in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States. Although Douglas ...
AN AGGREGATED UNDERSTANDING OF ALKALINE HYDROGEN PEROXIDE (AHP) PRETREATMENT OF BIOMASS AND HEMICELLULOSE CONVERSION
Despite significant efforts to achieve an efficient deconstruction of plant cell-wall and decrease its recalcitrance, biomass pretreatment continues to be challenging. The main biomass pretreatment strategies have not only ...