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Carbon Sequestration through Biochar Soil Amendment: Experimental studies and mathematical modeling
Intentional amendment of soil with charcoal (called biochar) is a promising new approach to sequester atmospheric carbon dioxide and increase soil fertility. However, the environmental properties of biochars can vary with ...
Single-cell behavior and population heterogeneity: Fluorescence microscopy-based inverse population balance modeling
Cell population balance models can account for the phenotypic heterogeneity that characterizes isogenic cell populations. To utilize the predictive power of these models, however, we must determine the single-cell reaction ...
Sustainable Production of Biofuels: Plant Optimization and Environmental Impact
Many recent studies on the relative costs and benefits of biofuels have raised the need for a detailed and rigorous analysis of the operations of a biorefinery that is focused on optimization. The current thesis concentrates ...
Pyrolytic Remediation of Soils Contaminated with Heavy Petroleum
Onshore spills of crude oil and petrochemicals from stationary facilities or pipelines are common and can cause serious environmental problems. Current technologies for remediating soils contaminated with heavy petroleum ...