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Evaluation of fuel ethanol releases in a pilot-scale aquifer tank: Source dynamics, NAPL migration and microbial community response
Ethanol is playing a key role in current discussions on energy, agriculture, taxes and the environment. This work addresses the potential environmental impacts and behavior of subsurface fuel-ethanol releases. A continuous-flow ...
Dynamic response of hazardous liquid-waste storage tanks used in nuclear facilities
This dissertation presents a comprehensive study of the dynamic response of storage tanks containing high-level radioactive wastes in nuclear facilities. Of the many issues that are peculiar to these systems, four important ...
Effect of recirculation on the performance of a trickling filter
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Bacteria and fullerene: The microbial response to fullerene water suspensions
The current nanotechnology boom necessitates timely research into the health and environmental impacts of nanomaterials to enhance their eco-responsible manufacture, use, and disposal. Using the water-insoluble C60 as a ...
STUDIES OF DYNAMIC RESPONSE OF LIQUID STORAGE TANKS (FOUNDATIONS, RINGS, VIBRATION, DISCS)
This dissertation consists of four parts. The first part deals with the response of liquid storage tanks to a vertical component of ground motion. Galerkin's method is used to solve this problem approximately, and its ...
Nonnormality in the seismic response of primary-secondary systems
Response nonnormality is investigated for a yielding primary structure and a linear secondary system (P-S) subjected to a normally distributed ground acceleration. The nonlinearity considered is bilinear hysteretic (BLH) ...
Diagnostic and therapeutic applications of metal nanoshells
Metal nanoshells are a new class of optically tunable core/shell nanoparticles which are finding numerous applications in biomedicine due to their biocompatibility, chemical functionability, and optical tunability in the ...
Dynamic impedances of soil layers and piles
The objectives of the studies reported in this dissertation are: (1) to evaluate the dynamic impedance of horizontally inhomogeneous, thin soil layers and of piles embedded in such layers; and (2) to provide improved insight ...
Gold nanoshells: Contrast agents for molecular imaging
Cancer remains a significant health concern today. It is the 2 nd leading cause of death in the United States. Critical to controlling cancer-associated morbidity and mortality is early detection. Early detection strategies ...