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Alumina-supported palladium and palladium/copper catalysts: Characterization and use for selective hydrogenation of 1,3-butadiene
Butadiene is a normal deleterious contaminant that must be removed from C$\sb4$-olefin streams before being used in several industrial applications. While this impurity is substantially eliminated by selective catalytic ...
Formation and morphology of colloidal deposits in porous media
The effects of physical parameters such as fluid velocity, particle size and influent particle concentration on the morphology of colloidal deposits, removal efficiency and head loss development in porous media are ...
Instabilities in heated falling films: A full-scale direct numerical simulation
A thin liquid layer draining on a heated inclined plane is susceptible to long surface waves, and can either form waves and stay continuous or go through a rupture process leading to the formation of rivulets. It is of ...
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 ...
Trust-region interior-point algorithms for a class of nonlinear programming problems
This thesis introduces and analyzes a family of trust-region interior-point (TRIP) reduced sequential quadratic programming (SQP) algorithms for the solution of minimization problems with nonlinear equality constraints and ...
Laminar fluid flow, particle transport and permeate flux behavior in crossflow membrane filters
Similarity solutions for axial and lateral velocity profiles, pressure gradients and wall skin friction are derived for the laminar, isothermal single phase flow of incompressible fluids in channels having porous boundaries. ...