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3D printing of electroactive polymers 

Wang, Yuyang (2022-07-27)  ETD File Embargoed
Electroactive polymers (EAPs) can deform under the stimulation of electric field. EAPs have wide applications in fabricating actuators, artificial muscles, wearable displays, flexible supercapacitors, and batteries. However, ...

Advanced Monitoring and Soft Sensor Development with Application to Industrial Processes 

Galicia Escobar, Hector Joaquin (2012-05-04)
This dissertation presents the research performed to develop innovative multivariate process monitoring and soft sensor approaches for industrial processes. In the operation of modern industrial processes, it is attempted ...

Aerosol Filtration Performance of Novel 3-Dimensional Nonwoven Composites 

Karwa, Amogh (2012-01-30)
The studies described in this dissertation focus on the design and aerosol filtration performance of novel filter media with homogeneous 3-dimensional distribution of all its components. Air purification by removal of ...

Alkaline Pretreatment of Biomass for Ethanol Production and Understanding the Factors Influencing the Cellulose Hydrolysis 

Gupta, Rajesh (2008-05-15)
Alkaline pretreatments were investigated in connection with bioconversion of lignocellulosic biomass into ethanol. Corn stover and two different batches of hybrid poplar (High Lignin (HL) and Low Lignin (LL)) were the ...

Analysis of the Enzyme System Responsible for Fermentation Product Formation by Bacillus licheniformis 

Pruitt, Ginger (2010-11-16)
The enzyme system belonging to Bacillus licheniformis involved in the conversion from pyruvate to products was studied and its medium for activity optimized. Various lysis techniques including cell disruption by Misonix ...

Antibody-Immobilized Cellulose Nanocrystals for the Detection of Cancer Biomarkers 

Nori, Uma Madhuri (2019-12-05)
Naturally derived anisotropic nanomaterials such as cellulose nanocrystals (CNC) are an intriguing material for biosensors due to their exceptional mechanical properties, nanoscale structure, and sustainability. However, ...

Application of Microfibrous Materials in Air Filtration for Improving Indoor Air Quality 

Chen, Yanli (2012-07-27)
The growing emphasis on indoor air quality has resulted in the need for more stringent air filtration requirements in heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems. The typical filtration system consists of a ...

Application of Near Infrared Spectroscopy to Pulp Yield and Kappa Number Estimation 

Lightle, Roy (2006-08-15)
This thesis presents an investigation into near infrared (NIR) spectroscopy as a technique for determining pulp yield and kappa number for kraft pulp and black liquor samples. It is believed that proper spectra collection ...

Applications of Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy to in-situ Dynamic Characterization of Energy Conversion and Storage Systems 

Zhu, Ying (2013-12-05)
Electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) is considered as a powerful and valid technique for non-destructive in-situ dynamic measurement of electrochemical power systems. Together with equivalent circuit (EC) simulation, ...

The Auburn Engineering Technical Assistance Program Investigation of Polyvinyl Alcohol Film Developments Pertaining to Radioactive Particle Decontamination and Industrial Waste Minimization 

Mole, Tracey (2005-12-15)
Formula optimization of new products and improvement of existing merchandise is practiced in many different industries including paints and dyes, polymers and plastics, foods, personal care, detergents, pharmaceuticals and ...

An Automated Tissue Digester for Pancreatic Islet Production 

Lu, Zhongliang (2013-12-13)
Pancreatic digestion is the primary step in preparing islets of Langerhans for clinical transplantation for restoring euglycemia in Type-1 diabetes patients. The yield of islets from the traditional method developed by ...

Big Data Analytics and Its Applications in Soft Sensor for Smart Manufacturing 

Shah, Devarshi (2019-04-29)
This dissertation presents research performed to develop industrial internet of things enabled testbed and statistics pattern analysis feature-based modelling approach for smart manufacturing. Advent of internet completely ...

Bio-oil Production through Fast Pyrolysis and Upgrading to “Green” Transportation Fuels 

Thangalazhy Gopakumar, Suchithra (2012-05-04)
Fast pyrolysis process produces a high yield of liquid (a.k.a. bio-oil) and has emerged as one of the techniques to produce transportation fuel from different types of biomass. Nonetheless, some of the properties inherent ...

Bioconversion of Corn Stover into Value-Added Chemicals: Dilute Sulfuric Acid Pretreatment, Xylo-Oligosaccharides Production, and Lactic Acid Fermentation 

Zhu, Yongming (2005-12-15)
In the first part of this dissertation, dilute-acid pretreatment of corn stover was investigated under high-solids condition using a percolation reactor. High-solids condition in a pretreatment process can lead to high ...

Bioconversion of lignocellulose into acetone-butanol-ethanol (ABE): pretreatment, enzymatic hydrolysis and fermentation 

Guan, Wenjian (2016-12-09)
Abstract The objective of the present dissertation is to investigate the bioprocess for the production of acetone-butanol-ethanol (ABE) from lignocellulosic feedstocks via ABE fermentation with solvent-producing ...

Bioconversion of Lignocellulosic Material into Ethanol: Pretreatment, Enzymatic Hydrolysis, and Ethanol Fermentation 

Kim, Tae (2004-12-15)
Four different novel processes, ammonia recycle percolation (ARP), low-liquid ARP, two-stage (hot water-ARP) percolation, and soaking in aqueous ammonia (SAA) at room/moderate temperature, were investigated for pretreatment ...

Bioconversion of Pulp and Paper Mills Sludge and Prehydrolysate Stream into Ethanol and Cellulase Enzyme 

Kang, Li (2011-05-17)
In the first part of this dissertation, two different types of paper mill sludges, primary sludge and recycle sludge, were evaluated as a feedstock for bioconversion to ethanol. The sludges were first subjected to enzymatic ...

Biohybrid and Biomimetic Platforms for Programmable Therapeutic Delivery 

Venkatesh, Siddarth (2008-08-15)
Drug and gene delivery carriers such as hydrogels and metallic nanoparticles have shown remarkable promise as programmable platforms in the targeted delivery of their payload. In this work, the fundamental principles of ...

Bioremediation of Pentachlorophenol and Bleach Plant Effluent by Trametes versicolor and its Extracellular Fluid, Focused on Intermediates and Products Formed and the Role of Protein Binding of Chlorinated Compounds in a Two-stage Reactor System 

Bethune, Kristie (2005-08-15)
Bioremediation of pentachlorophenol (PCP) from aqueous solutions can provide valuable methods to remove other toxins from aqueous solutions, those that are more or less persistent or toxic than PCP. Understanding the ...

Building a Sustainable Future through the Material design of 3D Printed Polymer Materials 

Shinde, Vinita Vinod (2022-05-05)  ETD File Embargoed
3D printing technologies are coming to the forefront of scientific, industrial, and public attention as it allows customized manufacturing of complex parts with a high degree of control over design, processing parameters, ...