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Transport of carbon nanomaterials in natural rocks and their application in oilfield exploration
This report studies the application of carbon nanomaterials as a novel type of tracer in detection of residual oil. The carbon nanomaterials studied include oxidized carbon black (OCB) coated with different molecular weight ...
Addition of a Magnetite Layer onto a Polysulfone Water Treatment Membrane to Enhance Virus Removal
The applicability of low-pressure membranes systems in distributed (point of use) water treatment is hindered by, among other things, their inability to remove potentially harmful viruses and ions via size exclusion. ...
Potential Application of D-Amino Acids in Biofouling Control of Nanofiltration (NF) Membranes
Biofouling is a major impediment for the application of reverse osmosis filtration and nanofiltration in water and wastewater treatment as well as seawater desalination. In this study, a novel biofouling control strategy ...
Studying the Impact of RO Membrane Surface Functionalities on Alginate Fouling in Seawater Desalination
The objective of this research was to elucidate how specific membrane surface functionalities affect fouling by alginate in seawater desalination. Alginate adsorption on self-assembled mono-layers with -COOH, -NH 2 , -CONH ...
Multi-Failure Mode Risk Assessment of the Houston/Galveston Bridge System to Hurricane Threats
This research implements the first Houston/Galveston area hurricane risk assessment of bridges for multiple failure modes: bridge deck uplift and bridge scour. Due to recent hurricane damage of bridges, emergency managers ...
Zinc Exchanged Carbonate Minerals: Application for in situ Treatment of Arsenic Contaminated Groundwater
While over 140 million people worldwide are at risk of drinking arsenic contaminated groundwater above the WHO guideline of 10 Î¼g/L, the need for an efficient treatment scheme in actual groundwater conditions is growing. ...