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Management, environmental and energy considerations for woodwaste
Manufacturing operations that process raw wood, such as sawmills and pulp and paper mills, generate wood residue, such as woodwaste, sawdust, shavings, wood chips and off-cuts, also known as woodwaste. The decomposition ...
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.
Utilization of coal biomass fly ash in the control and treatment of acid mine drainage
This study investigated the feasibility of using coal/biomass fly ash (CBFA) blended with various percentages of mine tailings, bentonite, and glacial till soil to control and treat acid mine drainage (AMD). Applications ...
Adsorption and microflotation studies with pure minerals and an arylhydroxamic acid collector
A study was conducted to understand the adsorption of N-hydrocinnamoyl-N-phenylhydroxyl-amine (HCNPHA) on the surfaces of various pure minerals: sphalerite, pyrite, galena, chalcopyrite and quartz. HCNPHA is a member of ...
Image-based visual servoing of a VTOL UAV
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) are an area of significant research activity these days because of their use in dull, dangerous, and dirty tasks. Lack of human pilot paves the way for advanced and more sophisticated control ...
Effects of freezing on UV inactivation of waterbourne microorganisms
In northern communities where source water may be frozen for parts of the year or wastewater is treated using freezing technology, the efficiency of UV inactivation may be affected. This research was carried out to investigate ...
Modeling and identification of an axially-moving cantilever beam
An axially-moving cantilever beam is used to study identification o f time-varying systems. A circuitry for DC motor current control and sensor conditioning is built. The circuitry meets the design requirement of controlling ...
Modeling and control of various styles of paper machine headboxes
In this thesis non-linear mathematical models of a typical paper machine approach system with three different styles of headboxes are presented. The non-linear models include the dynamics of the fan pump, DC motor, ...
Vibration suppression in a traversing mass-cantilever beam system
A cantilever beam carrying a traversing spring-mass system is modeled. Applications of the system include robot traversing on space trusses, loads moving along stacker cranes carrying moving loads in a large warehouse, ...