# Browse College of Engineering by Contributor "Economy, James"

• (2011-05-25)
The goal of my Ph.D. research is to develop controlled/living polymerization techniques of α-amino acid N-carboxyanhydrides (NCAs) and synthetic polypeptides based materials. Polypeptides are a class of emerging biomaterials ...

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• (2010-08-20)
This thesis is devoted to the development, synthesis, properties, and applications of nano materials for critical technologies, including three areas: (1) Microbial contamination of drinking water is a serious problem ...

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• (2019-04-18)
This study presents the development of multifunctional polymer nanocomposite systems utilizing aromatic thermosetting copolyester resin enriched with various forms of nanofiller particles. The molecular weight and crosslinking ...

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• (2009)
Aminated polyacrylonitrile activated carbon fibers (N-ACF) coated on a non-woven fiberglass mat, displayed the ability to remove NOM more efficiently than granulated activated carbon or ion exchange beads at concentrations ...

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• (2008)
The third project illustrated the preparation of proton-conducting composite membranes for fuel cells. Composite membranes were prepared by solution blending sulfonated poly (ether ether ketone) and polyacrylonitrile in ...

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• (2010-05-19)
Most commercially available reverse osmosis (RO) and nanofiltration (NF) membranes are based on the thin film composite (TFC) aromatic polyamide membranes. However, they have several disadvantages including low resistance ...

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• (2002)
This thesis is devoted to the development, synthesis, properties, and applications of aromatic thermosetting copolyester (ATSP) and multicomponent systems of ATSP and polyimide thin films. Originally, ATSP was developed ...

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• (2015-01-21)
Aromatic thermosetting copolyester (ATSP) has been under development since 1995 in Professor James Economy’s research group at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. It can be seen as a major development in high ...

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• (2013-08-22)
There are mainly two projects in this thesis, one is to develop chemically treated activated carbon fibers for mercury removal from power plant effluents, and the other one is to design advanced nanofiltration membranes ...

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• (2002)
The ability of a thiol group to bind to the highly toxic arsenite ion (as is done in proteins and enzymes) provided the model used to chemically modify and characterize a polyvinyl alcohol mercaptyl fibrous system, coated ...

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• (2003)
The last chapter deals with the design, fabrication, and evaluation of a new coupling agent for glass fiber/epoxy matrix composites. This interface consisted of a thin coating of activated carbon (ACI) with high surface ...

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• (1998)
First, the foaming methods used to lower the dielectric constant of the copolyester thermoset to 2.5 $\rm (25\sp\circ C,$ 1 kHz) are described. Second, the nature of the increase in melting temperature of the liquid ...

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• (2004)
ATSP was applied as a high temperature adhesive for copper foils in order to improve the performance and the reliability of microelectronic devices. Zn-coated Cu foil displayed significantly higher adhesion to ATSP than ...

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• (2008)
In the third project, an 1-methyl-2-pyrrolidinone (NMP) solution of ATSP oligomer was cast on a metal surface. Tribological tests showed that when ZonylRTM was present as a third body during sliding, the ATSP system had ...

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• (2011-08-25)
Aromatic thermosetting copolyester (ATSP) has promise in high-temperature applications. It can be employed as a bulk polymer, as a coating and as a matrix for carbon fiber composites (ATSP/C composites). This work focuses ...

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• (1996)
In the 1970's, the first activated carbon fibers(ACFs) were developed from phenolic precursors by Economy et al. These fibers addressed the serious limitations of ACGs and possessed excellent contact efficiency (fast ...

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• (2015-12-11)
Deposition and cure of aromatic thermosetting copolyester (ATSP) oligomers is explored across several potential schemes: plasma spray, solvent-borne, and as an electrostatic powder coating. It is generally found that all ...

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• (1996)
Aromatic copolyesters (LCPs) have been a subject of extensive research effort over the past 30 years. This is due primarily to their unique combination of properties and processability. They are limited, however, due to ...

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• (2006)
A third project involved the design of new wide-spectrum antibacterial filters for point-of-use systems that are robust and can be easily regenerated and maintained. Silver coated fiberglass with colloidal sized silver ...

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• (1999)
The continued development of a new family of metal matrix composites based on the in-situ formation of AlB2 flakes in liquid aluminum is described. First, a new synthesis technique for the preparation of high aspect ratio ...

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