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Catalytic gasification of biomass for the production of syngas with reduced tar formation
With increased concerns over greenhouse gas emission and decreasing fossil fuel supplies, biomass is increasingly seen as an alternative option for energy and chemical production. There are several technologies available ...
Autonomous navigation algorithms for indoor mobile robots
In many autonomous mobile robotic applications, the capability of finding a good path is of primary importance, especially for the places which are cluttered by random obstacles that may appear on the robot's path.
Identification of boreal mixedwood forest structure cohorts in Northwestern Ontario using Ontario's forest resource inventory, Abitibi-Bowater's continuous forest inventory and stepwise discriminant function analysis
A model was developed to determine if Ontario's Forest Resource Inventory (FRI) could be used to classify boreal mixedwood stands in northwestern Ontario into structural cohorts as proposed in the Multi Cohort Forest ...
Fine root dynamics for three distinct Northern Ontario forests : a comparison of approaches used to estimate fine root biomass, productivity, and turnover
There is increasing interest to develop quantitative approaches to carbon accounting and determine carbon sequestration potential at both the site and landscape scales. Currently, our lack of understanding of fine root ...
Fish biomonitoring in an industrial environment : the Toxicity Early Warning System (TEWS)
Industrial, agricultural and municipal effluent discharge into receiving waters continues to be a significant environmental problem. Currently, industrial effluent quality is assessed using chemical assays or by evaluating ...
Establishing the test-retest reliability and concurrent validity of the repeat ice skating test in adolescent boys ice hockey players
This study examined the test-retest reliability and concurrent validity of the Repeat Ice Skating Test (RIST). This was an on-ice field anaerobic test that measured average peak power. It was validated with 3 anaerobic lab ...
A Tunable high-static-low-dynamic-stiffness isolator and a fuzzy-neural network based active control isolator
Excessive vibration can be detrimental to a wide variety of structures and machines. Vibration isolation is an effective means to suppress vibration. This study focuses on development of some new techniques to improve ...
An Assessment of adherence to treating tobacco use and dependence clinical practice guidelines in First Nations primary health care settings in Northwestern Ontario
The purpose of this study was to determine the extent to which tobacco clinical practice guidelines are followed by nurses within 22 primary health care settings in First Nations communities in Northwestern Ontario and to ...
Selecting locations for forest fuel treatments using simulation optimization
Wildfires in the Canadian boreal forest poses a considerable threat to forest inventory, structures and human lives. Traditional reactive methods of fire suppression fail to mitigate this threat and can worsen the problem ...
Nesting dynamics of the scarlet ibis (Eudocimus ruber) in Trinidad, West Indies
The effect of human disturbance on colonial waterbirds is a global issue. Many colonial waterbirds are migratory, and their protection depends on balancing conservation of their habitats and habits across many regions. ...