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Characterization and Modification of Biomass Pyrolysis Chars for Environmental Applications
Abstract: In this project the deconvolution of Raman, X-ray Photoelectron, and Nuclear Magnetic Resonance spectra of chars are examined. To support this work, spectra calculated for a wide variety of polyaromatic structures ...
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) ...
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 ...
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 ...
SYNERGISTIC INFLUENCES OF OSCILLATING PRESSURE, PERFUSION, AND GROWTH FACTORS ON CHONDROGENESIS IN A NOVEL CENTRIFUGAL BIOREACTOR
Defects in articular cartilage (AC) cannot be healed spontaneously primarily because AC is avascular and aneural. Currently available surgical techniques are also incapable of restoring damaged AC. Therefore, AC tissue ...