# Browse Dept. of Agricultural and Biological Engineering by Title

• (2011-01-21)
This study assesses the net energy balance and economic benefits of harvesting detrimental environmental algal blooms and conversion of the harvested biomass into biofuels. An engineering model was developed to compare the ...

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• (2010-08-20)
Buildings consume about 70% of all electricity in the United States. There are many ways to reduce the energy consumption of a building and specifically a residential building. The Solar Decathlon competition promoted by ...

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• (2015-01-21)
The phenotype of any organism, or as in this case, plants, includes traits or characteristics that can be measured using a technical procedure. Phenotyping is an important activity in plant breeding, since it gives breeders ...

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• (2016-12-07)
The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) and local agencies monitor and regulate the 146,764 miles of roadway that are open to public travel in the State of Illinois. There are many old and aging bridges, culverts, ...

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• (1997)
Hydraulic performance of filter fabric and rockfill as well as their sediment trapping efficiency are studied in this research. The head-discharge relationship for filter fabric has been developed by first applying the ...

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• (1997)
Providing anoxic conditions by adding nitrates was observed to reduce H$\sb2$S production from liquid swine manure. Nitrates were quickly depleted in the first two days of manure storage. The presence of nitrate was observed ...

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• (2001)
A physically-based flow model has been developed to specifically address the influence of irregular tile networks on Midwestern watershed hydrology. Several issues were identified as pertinent to this specific task: solving ...

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• (2014-09-16)
There is an ever increasing demand for sustainability around the globe; this is especially true for military land management. In an era of fiscal constraint, budgetary reductions, and increasing regulatory oversight, ...

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• (2012-09-18)
Microalgae are considered as suitable feedstocks for next-generation biofuel production because of their fast growth rates and prolific yields. Moreover, growing algae has less impact on land-use for food production compared ...

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• (2009)
With the increasing concerns about the net energy balance of corn ethanol, food prices, and efficiency of the corn milling process, other types of liquid fuels such hydrocarbons from thermochemical conversion of biomass ...

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• (2005)
Hydrothermal processing of swine manure is a novel technology that has shown very promising results in treating waste and producing oil. Oil yields of up to 70% were achieved in batch experiments. Since a continuous-mode ...

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• (2004)
The main contribution of this dissertation to hyperspectral image processing is that a hybrid feature selection and feature extraction approach was proposed and implemented for image feature reduction. The general procedure ...

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• (1997)
Each of the three feature sets, color, morphology, and texture were able to discriminate specific seeds with varying degrees of success. A neuro-fuzzy inference system was developed to classify asymptomatic, Cercospora ...

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• (2015-07-20)
Alternative energies such as bioethanol have been developed to reduce the dependence on non-renewable fossil fuels, which are also responsible for national security issues and increases in greenhouse gases. Bioethanol has ...

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• (2016-11-09)
A woodchips-based gas-phase biofilter is capable of mitigating airborne ammonia efficiently. The moisture content (MC) of the biofilter media is important to determine ammonia mitigation and nitrous oxide generation. It ...

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• (2010-08-20)
Continued use of fossil fuels is now widely recognized as unsustainable because of diminishing supplies and the contribution of these fuels to the increased carbon dioxide concentration in the environment. Algae represent ...

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• (2015-04-21)
The primary goal of this PhD work is to promote synergistic integration of wastewater treatment and algal biofuel production. In particular, we proposed and then analyzed the impacts of a novel integrated system that treats ...

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• (2015-04-29)
The Portable Monitor Unit (PMU) is a system developed to measure ammonia (NH3) and carbon-dioxide (CO2) concentrations in CAFOs. However, the NH3 electrochemical (EC) sensor used in the existing PMU design has become ...

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• (2001)
Field-scale studies showed that the subsurface module could provide good predictions with accurate descriptions of soil hydraulic properties, climatic data and drainage parameters. Simulated results at the field scale also ...

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• (1995)
A laboratory-scale procedure of Intermittent Milling and Dynamic Steeping (IMDS) for corn wet milling was developed and evaluated. Soaking of the kernel, kernel cracking, and dynamic steeping are parts of the process.

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