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- 1Assempour, Nazanin
- 1Betti, Mirko
- 1Chung, Deborah K
- 1El-Yazbi, Amira F
- 1Ewanchuk, Andrea Marie
- 1Ho, Timothy Then-Siong
An examination of linking and blocking procedures for use in deflection cantilever array-based protein detectionDownload
In this project common linking and blocking procedures were examined for use in multiplexed deflection cantilever array-based detection of proteins. A human interferon gamma (INF-γ) enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) kit was used to evaluate the effectiveness of the linking and blocking...
Fluorescence technology was examined as an analytical tool for identifying naphthenic acids in process-affected water. The fluorescence signal from process-affected water was narrowed down to the extractable organic acid fraction, known to contain naphthenic acids. A characteristic intensity...
In this study, we describe the use of different silica materials to separate vanadium compounds from Asphaltenes. We used high performance flash chromatography separation method to separate asphaltenes at different solvent strengths on sea sand. The separation conditions were optimized for flow...
An experimental investigation of the mean scalar concentration field of jets into a uniform counterflow stream using planar laser induced fluorescence is presented. The centerline decay and radial spreading of the mean concentration field of the jet were investigated. Jet to counterflow velocity...
Development of compact fluorescent spectrometers and field deployable optical solids content monitoring devicesDownload
Two techniques were used to develop industrial and environmental sensing devices: fluorescence spectrometry and light scatter. The focus of the thesis is to develop real-time, portable and economical sensors using these techniques for environmental detection and management of tailings slurries. A...
This thesis explores the dynamics and sensing performance of silicon quantum dot (SiQD) ensembles coupled to the whispering gallery modes (WGMs) of spherical and cylindrical microcavities. The first project investigated the possibility of observing Purcell effects in an ensemble of QDs coupled to...
Absorption of UV light by nucleic acids can result in the formation of molecular lesions leading to mutagenesis, carcinogenesis, and cell death. Thus, understanding DNA damage is important for elucidating the molecular mechanisms of disease. Much effort has been focused on developing methods for...
Metal-dielectric thin film multilayers are of significant interest as transparent conductors, band-pass filters, and metamaterials. This thesis describes an experimental study of optical tunnelling through periodic metal-dielectric (MD) multilayers with the goal of optimizing the transmittance...
The extent of glycation and conformational changes of horse myoglobin (Mb) upon glycation with N-acetyl-glucosamine (GlcNAc), glucose (Glc) and glucosamine (GlcN) were investigated. Among tested sugars, the rate of glycation with GlcN was the most rapid as shown by MALDI and ESI mass...
Total Internal Reflection Fluorescence Microscopy to Study Bitumen and Clay Interaction in Oil Sands TailingsDownload
Oil sands tailings management remains to be a major challenge for oil industry in Canada. Promoting quick settling of fines in tailings ponds is the key to its treatment. Bitumen lost to tailings during oil sands extraction is also believed to hinder settling and consolidation of clays in...