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Hydrodynamics Simulation of Geldart A Particles in Fluidized Beds

University of British Columbia

Accurate modelling of various fluidization regimes Efficient, accurate hydrodynamic predictions with less computational resources than other competitive models Applicable to all fluidization regimes No need for scaling factors or empirical correlations to capture correct hydrodynamic behavior Validated vs. experimental values Customizable solutions Many chemical engineering applications involve multiphase flow, which is extremely challenging to model due to the interactions between different...
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Method for Vitrification of Articular Cartilage for Long Term Storage

University of Alberta

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An Agent for Use in Photo-Acoustic Imaging and Photo-Dynamic Therapy

University Health Network

Chlorosome-inspired nanovesicle Chlorosomes are vesicular light-harvesting organelles found in photosynthetic green sulfur bacteria. These organisms thrive in low photon flux environments due to their highly efficient light-to-chemical energy conversion, promoted by a proteinless assembly of chlorin pigments. These assemblies possess collective absorption properties and can be adapted for contrast-enhanced bioimaging applications, where maximized light absorption in the near-infrared optical...
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Underwater "Superglue"

University of Waterloo

BackgroundIn adhesion science, water or moisture has traditionally been treated as surface contaminants or weak boundary layers, since they deteriorate adhesives through a variety of complex mechanisms including erosion, plasticization, swelling, and hydrolysis of adhesive polymers. Contrary to the difficulties faced by man, in the sea, there is a variety of marine organisms capable of adhering to all type of wet surfaces including mussels that stick firmly on rocks, sandcastle worms that...

ASSESSMENT OF RESERVOIR HETEROGENEITY BY USING PRODUCED WATER CHEMISTRY

University of Calgary

The invention disclosed herein generally relates to the field of oil and gas subsurface earth formation evaluation techniques. In a particular aspect, the present invention is directed to methods of using water geochemical data to identify and index shale layers in an oil sands reservoir.

METHODS FOR CONVERTING GLYCEROL TO ALLYL COMPOUNDS

University of Alberta

The present disclosure is directed towards methods of converting glycerol to an allyl compound, involving deoxydehydrating glycerol with formic acid and heat to form allyl alcohol; and esterifying the allyl alcohol with formic acid and heat to form allyl formate. In some instances, the heat is generated by a microwave. In further instances, the methods involve polymerizing the allyl alcohol or allyl formate to form poly(allyl alcohol) or poly(allyl formate).

ELECTROCOAGULATION USING OSCILLATING ELECTRODES

University of Calgary

In alternative aspects, the invention provides electrocoagulation processes and apparatus in which the anode oscillates in the electrochemical cell. In some embodiments, this facilitates control of the mixing conditions at the electrode surface independently from the flow through the cell. A constant DC current may be applied in the electrocoagulation, so that as the anode moves closer to a cathode, the cell voltage will oscillate. This may for example be carried out to provide a comparable...

CATALYTIC METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SEPARATING A GASEOUS COMPONENT FROM AN INCOMING GAS STREAM

University of Regina

A process for separating at least a portion of an acid gas from a gaseous mixture, said process comprising contacting the gaseous mixture with an absorption medium and/or adsorption medium, wherein said medium absorbs and/or adsorbs at least a portion of the acid gas to form a rich medium; and separating at least a portion of the acid gas from the rich medium to form a lean medium; wherein the separation step is performed in the presence of an acid catalyst.

PH-SENSING MICROENCAPSULATION SYSTEM

University of Alberta

Smart pH-sensing microencapsulation system programmed to actively respond to environmental pH change has long been considered a key technology in pharmaceutical industries and food sciences. Maintenance of both stability of active materials in harsh gastrointestinal (GI) tract environments and release at target site-specific pH is a major obstacle in oral drug/vaccine development. In this study, we developed a first-of-its-kind drug delivery system with pH-responsive macropores. Opening and...

PROMOTED IRON CATALYSTS SUPPORTED ON CARBON NANOTUBES FOR FISCHER-TROPSCH SYNTHESIS

University of Saskatchewan

The present application includes iron catalysts promoted with Mo, K and optionally Cu on a multi-walled carbon nanotube (MWCNT) support for high molecular weight hydrocarbon synthesis from synthesis gas.

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