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Theses and Dissertations Spring 2009 to present

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This collection contains theses and dissertations of graduate students of the University of Alberta submitted since Spring 2009. Documents are added to this collection through the review process required for convocation for current students.

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  1. Remediation of bitumen-contaminated sand grains: development of a protocol for washing performance evaluation

    by Mani, Farnaz

    In the development of a non-aqueous bitumen extraction process, a major obstacle is solvent loss due to hydrocarbon attachment...

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  2. Remediation study for a salt-affected soil impacted by the oil and gas industry

    by Guo, Ying

    An agricultural land was adversely affected by salt released by the oil and gas industry. Remediation was needed to recover...

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  3. Remote activation of a microactuator using a photo-responsive nanoparticle-polymer composite

    by Zeberoff, Anthony F

    Stimulus response materials are a class of novel materials that are currently being explored in various technologies, including...

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  4. Removal of Heavy Metal Ions and Diethylenetriamine Species from Solutions by Magnetic Activated Carbon

    by Liu, Kaiwen

    Even though activated carbon is widely used in the removal of contaminants from effluents, it is difficult to be completely...

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  5. Removal of model waste-water bacteria by magnetite in water and waste-water treatment processes

    by Mann, Ajaypal S

    Conventional disinfection processes used for water and waste-water treatment such as chlorination, and ozonation produce...

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  6. Removal of nitrogen compounds from bitumen-derived gas oil and its impact on hydrotreating

    by ParraGalvis, Lina R

    Nitrogen compounds present in bitumen and petroleum products cause significant inhibitory effects on processes such as catalytic...

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  7. Removal of Organic and Inorganic Contaminants from Oil Sands Tailings using Carbon Based Adsorbents and Native Sediment

    by Stewart, Matthew

    The extraction and refinement of oil sands bitumen produces substantial quantities of liquid tailings and solid coke. Tailings...

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  8. Renal proximal tubular handling of nucleosides by human nucleoside transporter proteins

    by Elwi, Adam

    Human cells possess multiple nucleoside transporters (NTs) that belong to either the human equilibrative or concentrative...

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  9. Renewable Diesel Production from Canola and Camelina

    by Miller, Patrick E

    Hydrogenation-derived renewable diesel (HDRD) is a promising alternative fuel due to its excellent low-temperature properties,...

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  10. The renin-angiotensin system and immune function

    by Groeschel, Michael

    The renin-angiotensin system (RAS) has been implicated in vascular inflammation and atherosclerosis. Angiotensin II via the...

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  11. Re-Os geochronology of oxide minerals

    by Davies, Joshua

    187Re-187Os analysis of magnetite and other oxide minerals from various well dated geological settings (kimberlites, lamprophyres,...

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  12. Representability of Algebraic CHOW Groups of Complex Projective Complete Intersections and Applications to Motives

    by Tuncer, Serhan

    In 1990 James D. Lewis made a conjecture on the representability of algebraic Chow groups of projective algebraic manifolds....

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  13. Representation of self and others in a Russian blog

    by Kuznetsova, Tatiana

    Representation of Self and Others is a wide-spread focus of research among scholars from many disciplines. This study approaches...

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  14. Representations of Aboriginal women in pregnancy information sources: a critical discourse analysis

    by Ritcey, Chantal

    The goal of this study is to critically examine health information sources in order to determine whether Aboriginal women...

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  15. Representations of affine truncations of representation involutive-semirings of Lie algebras and root systems of higher type

    by Graves, Timothy W

    An important component of a rational conformal field theory is a representation of a certain involutive-semiring. In the...

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  16. Representations of African American Fife and Drum Music in North Mississippi

    by Danser, Kathleen

    This thesis is a comparative analysis of representations of the African American fife and drum musical tradition in North...

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  17. Representing Pakistan through Folk Music and Dance

    by Hemani, Shumaila

    Folk music is a site of contestation to define national culture and language amongst the cultural elites in Pakistan. The...

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  18. Representing the Unrepresentable: A Critical Analysis of Staging Genocide

    by Moelker, Justine T

    This paper explores the theatrical staging of genocide using Julia Kristeva’s theory of abjection to highlight the impossibility...

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  19. Rescue of Jews in the Slovak State (1939 - 1945)

    by Paulovicova, Nina

    This dissertation targets the topic of rescue of Jews in the Holocaust in World War II. It offers a thorough examination...

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  20. Rescue of Kidney Anion Exchanger 1 Trafficking Mutants

    by Chu, Carmen Y.S.

    The kidney anion exchanger 1 (kAE1) is crucial in the regulation of physiological pH by facilitating Cl-/HCO3- exchange....

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