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- 2Semagina, Natalia (Chemical and Material Engineering)
- 1Babadagli, Tayfun (Civil and Environmental Engineering)
- 1Babadagli, Tayfun (School of Mining & Petroleum Engineering)
- 1Babadagli, Tayfun (School of Mining and Petroleum Engineering)
- 1Boluk, Yaman (Civil and Environmental Engineering)
- 1Buriak, Jillian (Chemistry)
With the widespread use of nanoparticles (NPs) in commercial products, it is inevitable that NPs will be released into and accumulated in domestic and industrial waste streams (such as wastewater treatment systems), which might have unknown effects. To determine the effects of Ag NPs on the...
The nature and structure of asphaltene nanoaggregates are frequently the subject of debate and speculation in the literature. The continental asphaltene nano-aggregate model, characterized by the presence of alkyl chains on their surface, and the archipelago nano-aggregate model, characterized...
Germanium nanomaterials have many potential applications based on their size-tunable optical and electronic properties, for example in photodetectors, photovoltaics and non-volatile memory. In this work, the synthesis of Ge nanoparticles by two different methods based on tailorability through the...
Effects of Size and Coalescence on the Interfacial Dynamics of Nanoparticles: A Molecular Dynamics StudyDownload
Normally chemically inert materials such as Au have been found to be catalytically active in the form of particles whose size is about 1 nm. Direct and indirect observations of various types of metal nanoparticles (NPs) in this size range, under catalytically relevant conditions for fuel-cell...
Plant protein gel formation mechanisms and their applications as delivery systems of bioactive compoundsDownload
The objective of this research was to understand the gel formation mechanisms of plant proteins by both heat- and cold-induced methods, and use the knowledge gained to design plant protein gels with improved mechanical properties for food applications and as nutraceutical delivery systems. In the...
Extraction of canola proteins and assessment of their applications: cruciferin for encapsulation of bioactives and napin as a chaperone-like moleculeDownload
Canola is a farm-gate crop in Canada. Canola meal after oil extraction is used mostly as animal feed with limited value-added applications. Canola proteins are known to have great potential for use in food and non-food applications due to their nutritional, biological and functional properties....
The elements of Group 14 show an extensive range of chemical behaviors. Lying at the boundary between metals and non-metals, some members of Group 14, namely silicon and germanium, are intermediate in their properties. These semiconductors are extremely important in science and technology. Si,...
The objective of this thesis is to design nanoparticle (NP)-based drug delivery systems suitable for treatment of bone diseases. Two types of nanocarriers, (1) polymer coated bovine serum albumin (BSA) NPs and (2) lipid based NPs (micelles and liposomes) were investigated. The BSA NPs were...
Intestinal Uptake of Barley Protein Nanoparticles as Delivery Vehicles for Bioactive CompoundsDownload
The use of nanoparticles as nutrient delivery vehicles enables the enhancement of the oral bioavailability and health promoting benefits of bioactive compounds. Barley protein nanoparticles were developed in previous study for hydrophobic compound delivery. The objective of the present study was...
Engineered nanomaterials (NMs), tiny synthetic materials having at least one dimension between one and one hundred billionths of a metre, are increasingly being developed for and incorporated into a myriad of commercial, consumer, and industrial applications due to their unique and tailorable...