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- 1Askar, Abdelrahman Mostafa Mohamed Sanad
- 1Cote, Brent
- 1Dong, Ziqiang
- 1Evans, Charles H. V.
- 1Gao, Song
- 1Garg, Shyam M
There are several technical challenges in large scale heavy oil processing. In the oil sand industry, for example, the existence of water-in-oil emulsion in diluted bitumen produced from froth treatment presents a great challenge to the industry. In this work, the effect of different bitumen...
Characterization of magnetic nanoparticles as contrast agents and their application for quantitative magnetic susceptibility monitoring of the waterflooding of heavy oil in real timeDownload
Waterflooding is one enhanced oil recovery process used in heavy oil reservoirs such as at Cold Lake in North-Eastern Alberta. However, little has been published in terms of imaging heavy oil waterfloods, mainly due to the similar densities of water and heavy oil, which makes it difficult to...
The complexity of large industrial engineering systems such as chemical plants has continued to increase over the years. As a result, flexible control systems are required to handle variation in the operating conditions. In the classical approach, first the plant model should be linearized at the...
Developing a simple, general, and isothermal self-replicating system is one of the key requirements for a simplified detection platform for nucleic acid sequences specific to a disease causing microrganism. One of the challenges in achieving nucleic-acid templated isothermal amplification is that...
Multilateral systems involving haptic information sharing between several users have recently found interesting applications in cooperative haptic teleoperation and haptic-assisted training. It is intuitively understood that some tasks are performed more effectively with two hands or through...
An Item Analysis of the Instability of Parent Report Scores on the Pediatric Evaluation of Disability InventoryDownload
Purpose: To evaluate item instability of the Pediatric Evaluation of Disability Inventory – Functional Skills Scale completed by parents. Methods: Scoring instability was analyzed between baseline and after 6 months of intervention (T1-T2) on 113 children and between end of intervention and 3...
Development of Poly(ethylene oxide)-block-poly(ε-caprolactone) based Micelles for Tumor Targeted Drug and siRNA DeliveryDownload
The use of nanotechnology has made significant advancements in cancer diagnosis and treatment. Polymeric micelles are a relatively new generation of nanocarriers mostly intended for the delivery of hydrophobic drugs. In this thesis, our objective was to develop an optimized polymeric micellar...
Atomistic Simulations for Investigating Structural Stability and Selecting Initial Adsorption Orientation of Lysozyme and Apo-α-Lactalbumin at Hydrophobic and Hydrophilic SurfacesDownload
Molecular dynamics (MD) simulations were performed to investigate the structural stability of lysozyme and apo-α-lactalbumin under physiological pH and solution. Upon introduction to the solution, apo-α-lactalbumin showed lower stability than lysozyme with higher backbone root mean square...
An Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopic Diagnostic Device for Characterization of Liquid-Liquid Systems and Phase Separation Detection in EmulsionsDownload
Rapid characterization of complex fluids, especially sensing emulsion stability, is crucial for many industrial applications, ranging from pharmaceutical industry to petroleum production. Electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) is a powerful tool for electrical characterization of such...
Modeling, Analysis and Advanced Control of Voltage- and Current-Source Converters in Renewable Energy-Based Active Distribution SystemsDownload
This thesis addresses the integration of renewable energy resources into the grid-connected and isolated distribution systems using voltage- and current-source converters. Motivated by its promising potential and attractive features, a one-stage current-source converter (CSC) is selected as an...