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- 1Beltaos, Angela M
- 1Davis, Matthew, B
- 1Dickau, Matthew A
- 1Handford, Daniel I
- 1Kessler, Anna JL
- 1Pan, Wenjia
Development and Applications of an Emissions Micro-Simulation Tool for Transportation Infrastructure DesignDownload
Transportation emissions constitute a significant portion of overall emissions inventories, and contribute to air quality health concerns. Reductions in transportation emissions can be achieved through efficient design of infrastructure, effective policy and regulation, and informed planning...
Implementation and Evaluation of Spatiotemporal Prediction Algorithms and Prediction of Spatially Distributed Greenhouse Gas InventoriesDownload
Growing environmental concerns require monitoring and modelling of greenhouse gases. These modelling efforts require processing of massive datasets in a timely fashion. This, in turn, can lead to feasibility problems when estimating values of missing data points. This thesis examines and compares...
Improving Measurements of the Mixing State and Mass Concentration of Particulate Emissions from Aircraft EnginesDownload
This research is focused towards improving techniques used to measure particulate emissions from aircraft engines, on two fronts: first, to characterize and quantify the mixing state of particulate emissions; and second, to calibrate black carbon mass instruments with a traceable mass...
Graphene has created much excitement in the scientific community since 2004, when Novoselov and Geim developed a method to exfoliate atomic layers from graphite, earning them the 2010 Nobel prize. The great interest in graphene stems from its outstanding material properties such as atomic...
The centrifugal particle mass analyzer (CPMA)-electrometer system has been proposed as an alternative method of calibration for devices that measure black carbon. This system is proposed to replace the current calibration standard of NIOSH 5040. The repeatability and intermediate precision of the...
Social Contexts of Environmental Practices: How Sustainable Development Discourses and Trust Mediate the Use of Genomics in the Alberta Beef IndustryDownload
In the face of environmental degradation resulting from beef production, genomics may add to the options available to producers seeking to reduce their environmental impacts. This research seeks to understand cow/calf producer experiences with the environment, the environmental impacts of their...
Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions are currently at the crux of political, environmental, technological, and cultural discussions due to climate change. A drastic reduction of GHG emissions is needed in order to mitigate potentially catastrophic climate change impacts. This thesis presents the...
Construction contributes significantly to gas emissions. Diverse efforts have been undertaken to mitigate the effects of these emissions; however, there currently is no effective tool to estimate small-scale (e.g., project-based) emissions in construction. Discrete-event simulation (DES), a new...