# Browse Dissertations and Theses - Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering by Title

• (2012-05-22)
In the field of microfluidics, significant research effort has focused on developing integrated multifunctional devices which incorporate multiple fluidic, electronic, and mechanical components and chemical processes onto ...

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• (2012-02-01)
Biological systems include a highly intertwined and complex set of interactions in which molecules vary spatially and temporally in addition to being present in concentrations that extend over many orders of magnitude. ...

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• (1982)
The mass transfer enhancement of a two-phase flow system containing reactive dispersed droplets has been studied on a vertical planar electrode. A static mixer was used to generate organic droplets dispersed in the continuous ...

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• (1989)
This thesis reports on the effects of imposed flow oscillations on the mass transfer coefficient and the mass transfer intensity in a turbulent flow.

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• (1992)
A technique based on Fourier transform optical theory has been developed which allows for transient measurements of bath-side interfacial refractive index gradients during the quench step of membrane formation by phase ...

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• (1986)
Activity coefficients at infinite dilution ((gamma)('(INFIN))'s) were determined for several classes of solutes in the polar solvents 1-octanol, acetophenone, and furfural at 20, 40, and 60(DEGREES)C by a gas chromatographic ...

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• (1984)
The phenomenon of diffusiophoresis causes a flux of micron and sub-micron sized particles as the result of the movement of some solute in solution. This phenomenon is quantified for a system of charged polystyrene ...

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• (1989)
Infinite dilution activity coefficients ($\gamma\sp\infty$) were measured for 54 systems using an improved differential boiling point apparatus which exhibited better temperature stability allowing more precise and accurate ...

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• (1996)
The influence of interparticle potential on the rheology of dense suspensions was studied experimentally. Monodisperse submicron silica particles in aqueous solutions were used as model suspensions. The interaction potential ...

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• (1992)
This work describes the results of numerical simulations for polydisperse sedimentation of equal sized spheres, e.g. particles of different density. Using the stokesian dynamics algorithm, mobility matrices are computed ...

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• (1983)
The dynamics of oleic acid solubilization by aqueous sodium taurodeoxycholate, a model fatty acid digestion system, was studied at 37(DEGREES)C. Steady state stirred experiments provided evidence of enhanced solubilization ...

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• (2011-05-25)
Chronic liver diseases are a major health problem. Previous DNA microarray studies of different liver diseases have improved our knowledge of the molecular pathogenesis of liver diseases and produced potential biomarkers. ...

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• (2012-08-02)
In recent years, an increasing desire to develop a feasible alternative to fossil fuels has led to an increased amount of attention in the area of bioconversion—particularly that of converting plant-derived lignocellulosic ...

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• (2011-05-25)
Solventogenic clostridia offer a sustainable alternative to petroleum-based production of butanol—an important chemical feedstock and potential fuel additive or replacement. C. beijerinckii is an attractive microorganism ...

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• (2012-02-06)
Phosphonates represent a small, but potent group of compounds with many useful therapeutic properties. FR-900098 is a novel chemotherapeutic agent for the treatment of malaria and has been effective in humans and other ...

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• (2010-05-19)
A wealth of small molecule compounds exist that may inhibit cancer or virus-causing diseases, and a wide array of experiments must be performed to narrow down the hundreds of thousands of possible candidates to a few ...

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• (2011-08-26)
This thesis details the use and optimization of several different analyte selective, liquid based detection chemistries, as well as the micro-fluidic device platforms which enable these sensors to be operated in a practical, ...

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• (2011-05-25)
Alkaline fuel cells (AFCs) are promising power sources due to superior cathode kinetics as compared to acidic media and the ability to use inexpensive non-noble metal catalysts. However, carbonate formation from carbon ...

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• (2011-08-26)
Diminishing supplies of conventional energy sources and growing concern over greenhouse gas emissions present significant challenges to supplying the world’s rapidly increasing demand for energy. The electrochemical ...

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