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Engineering palladium-on-gold bimetallic nanoparticles as groundwater remediation catalysts
Over the years, our groundwater sources have become contaminated with chlorinated organics, in particular trichloroethene (TCE) due to its exposure as a solvent to degrease metals and electronic parts in the automotive, ...
Performance of nanostructured metal oxane derived ceramic membranes for fuel cell applications
An iron-based ceramic material is shown to be a practical candidate as an electrolyte material for proton exchange membrane in fuel cells. These membranes have comparable conductivity to the NafionRTM membrane with the ...
Analysis and modelling of the effects of micellar solubilization on the degradation rates of n-alkanes
The transport, uptake and degradation of hydrocarbons by microorganisms has been a subject of interest for many years. The inherent low solubility of most hydrocarbons has been thought to be one of the limiting factors in ...
Development of nanostructured membranes for environmental applications
Two new methods for the fabrication of porous membranes were studied. Ceramic membranes were obtained from alumoxane and ferroxane nanoparticles casted onto porous support materials. The synthesis of ferroxane nanoparticles ...
Transient permeate flux analysis, cost estimation, and design optimization in crossflow membrane filtration
A generalized model is formulated to predict the time-dependent permeate flux by extending previous models to include the particle transport mechanisms of Brownian diffusion, shear-induced diffusion, inertial lift and ...
In vivo phosphorus-31 and carbon-13 nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy to study cellular metabolism
Nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy has emerged as a valuable tool for engineers for noninvasive, real-time studies of cellular metabolism. Two applications of NMR for studying cellular metabolism were investigated in ...