Theses and Dissertations
This collection contains theses and dissertations of graduate students of the University of Alberta. The collection contains a very large number of theses electronically available that were granted from 1947 to 2009, 90% of theses granted from 2009-2014, and 100% of theses granted from April 2014 to the present (as long as the theses are not under temporary embargo by agreement with the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research). IMPORTANT NOTE: To conduct a comprehensive search of all UofA theses granted and in University of Alberta Libraries collections, search the library catalogue at www.library.ualberta.ca - you may search by Author, Title, Keyword, or search by Department.
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Items in this Collection
- 1903Department of Educational Psychology
- 1721Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
- 1458Department of Chemistry
- 1381Department of Computing Science
- 1301Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering
- 1264Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Use of Electrical Resistance Heating and Electrical Heater Heating to Remove Condensate Blockage in the Near-wellbore RegionDownload
During the production of gas condensate from a reservoir, a gas condensate bank may be formed in the near-wellbore region, leading to reduced long-term productivity. The major existing remedial methods for removing the condensate bank include cyclic gas injection, solvent injection, wettability...
Use of Guideline-directed Medical Therapy in Patients ≥65 years after the Diagnosis of Heart Failure: A Canadian Population-based StudyDownload
Background: Guideline-directed medical therapy (GDMT) improves clinical outcomes in patients with heart failure (HF) with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF). Despite proven efficacy, GDMT are under-utilized in clinical practice. The current study examines GDMT utilization after incident...
High health status in nucleus and multiplication farms at the top of swine breeding pyramid is a barrier to genetic selection of disease resilient pigs. This resulted in a gap between the performance measured in the breeding company and the performance observed at the commercial level. At this...
Indices of Biological Integrity (IBIs) estimate the biological condition of an ecosystem by measuring biological metrics that predict underlying environmental stress. I evaluated the use of IBIs developed from 5 biotic communities at 81 semi-permanent/permanent natural and constructed wetlands. ...
Emulsion flooding and heavy oil recovery by in-situ emulsion formation have been reported to show great potential in enhancing heavy oil recovery. Emulsion stability is the key issue controlling the success of this process; conventionally, surfactants were used to facilitate emulsification and...
Cyclic steam stimulation (CSS) is one of the commonly used thermal extraction methods for heavy oil and bitumen. However, CSS is still daunted by the lower oil recovery factor compared with other thermal recovery methods, such as steam-assisted gravity drainage (SAGD). Nano-metal particles, due...
Inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) are a group of chronic inflammatory conditions including ulcerative colitis (UC) and Crohn’s disease (CD) induced by an interaction between genetic susceptibility, environmental factors, dysbiosis of gut microbiota and an abnormal mucosal immune response....
Use of Rutabaga (Brassica napus var. napobrassica) for the Improvement of Canadian Spring Canola (Brassica napus)Download
Spring-type oilseed Brassica napus L., commonly known as canola, has become the cornerstone of agricultural production in Western Canada, with the total acreage seeded increasing in each production year over the past two decades. However, the narrow genetic base of spring B. napus canola coupled...
Inadequate nutrition is prevalent among patients with cancer and has a detrimental impact on prognosis. However, development of taste appealing foods targeting specific nutritional requirements of this population has been overlooked and few commercially available products can be found for that...