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  • Tsitiridis, A (2013-09-25)
    This thesis summarises research on the improved design, integration and expansion of past cortex-like computer vision models, following biologically-inspired methodologies. By adopting early theories and algorithms as a ...
  • Darras, Anastasios I. (Cranfield University, 2003)
    There is no published research regarding postharvest infection of freesia flowers by Botrytis cinerea. Although, infection problems have concerned freesia growers and wholesalers in recent years. The overall objectives ...
  • Germain, Eve; Stephenson, Tom (Springer, 2005-11)
    Membrane bioreactor (MBR) is a promising alternative to conventional wastewater treatment methods. However this process is still under-used due to its high running costs. Its main power requirement comes from aeration, ...
  • Grafius, Darren R.; Malanson, George (Taylor and Francis, 2015-06-09)
    Alpine treeline ecotones are expected to respond to climate change with shifts in biomass patterns and carbon dynamics; however, the nature of these shifts and the current structure of carbon storage at treeline remain ...
  • Germain, E. A. M. (Cranfield University, 2004-10)
    Diverse operating parameters were investigated for their effects on biomass characteristics, membrane fouling and aeration efficiency in submerged membrane bioreactors (MBRS). The characteristics of the solid phase of ...
  • Germain, Eve; Nelles, F.; Drews, A.; Pearce, P.; Kraume, M.; Reid, E.; Judd, Simon J.; Stephenson, Tom (Elsevier, 2007-03)
    Ten biomass samples from both municipal and industrial pilot and full scale submerged membrane bioreactors (MBRs) with mixed liquor suspended solids concentrations (MLSS) ranging from 7.2 to 30.2 g L−1 were studied at six ...
  • Longhurst, Philip J.; Ben-Iwo, Juliet; Manovic, Vasilije (Elsevier, 2016-05-26)
    Solid biomass and waste are major sources of energy. They account for about 80% of total primary energy consumed in Nigeria. This paper assesses the biomass resources (agricultural, forest, urban, and other wastes) available ...
  • Badr, Ossama; Filho, Pedro Anselmo (Elsevier Science B.V., Amsterdam., 2004-01-01)
    Due to the high dependency on hydroelectric power generation, Brazil faced a power shortage in 2001. In order to remedy the situation and avoid more severe power crises in the future, the Brazilian Government launched ...
  • Kallis, Kyriakos Xenofon (Cranfield University, 2012-03)
    Agricultural residues and energy crops constitute an important part of the energy chain although they are not being used extensively in the energy generation processes since they are associated with disadvantages such ...
  • Baker, C. J.; Smith, G. E.; Balleri, Alessio; Holderied, M.; Griffiths, H. D. (IEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronics, 2014-03-25)
    Nature provides a number of examples where acoustic echolocation is the primary sensing modality, the most well-known of these being the bat, whale and dolphin. All demonstrate a remarkable ability to "see with sound". ...
  • Biela, Anna (Cranfield University, 2010-07)
    Diabetes mellitus is a growing health problem worldwide. Suitable long-term control and management of this disease are enabled by determination of glycated haemoglobin (HbA1c) in blood. The results are given as %HbA1c ...
  • Williams, T. R.; Stephenson, Tom (School of Water Sciences, Cranfield University, 1999-03-03)
    Biological aerated filters operate as fixed film systems in which micro-organisms grow on a submerged fixed structured or granular inert support media within an aerated reactor (Stephenson et al., 1993). Periodic backwashing ...
  • Ayotamuno, M. J.; Kogbara, R. B.; Ogaji, S. O. T.; Probert, S. D. (Elsevier, 2006-11)
    A combination of treatments, consisting of the application of fertilizers and oxygen exposure, was evaluated in situ during a period of six weeks. Conditions of a major spill were simulated by sprinkling crude-oil on ...
  • Tyrrel, Sean F.; Seymour, I.; Harris, Jim A. (Elsevier, 2008-11)
    The evaluation of two waste-derived materials used to treat compost leachate by biofiltration is described in this paper. Nine biofilters were constructed using 240 l, high density polyethylene containers. Three containers ...
  • Elyassi, Ali (Cranfield University, 1997-08)
    The natural breakdown of three pesticides on the UK Red Lis~ dieldrin~ simazine and trifluralin in water and soil varied with environmental conditions. In both sterile and unsterile water trifluralin was degraded to some ...
  • Giakoumaki, Elsa (Cranfield University, 2003-09)
    This thesis describes the development and evaluation of a number of biosensors for food applications. The first part of this thesis deals with the development of Surface Plasmon Resonance (SPR) biosensor systems, ...
  • Loose, Elizabeth (Cranfield University, 2009-06)
    Introduction A biosensor may be described as a sensor incorporating a biological element such as an enzyme, antibody, nucleic acid, microorganism or cell. A biosensor should exhibit both shelf-stability and operation ...
  • Tothill, Ibtisam E. (Wageningen Academic Publishers, 2011-11-01)
    Mycotoxin analysis and detection in food and drinks is vital for ensuring food quality and safety, eliminating and controlling the risk of consuming contaminated foods, and complying with the legislative limits set by ...
  • Versteegen, Audrey (Cranfield University, 2010)
    Over half of the carbon (C) taking part in the global C cycle is held in terrestrial systems. Because of the sensitivity of the C cycle to changes in such soil-based pools of carbon, it is important to understand the ...
  • Piletska, Elena V.; Piletsky, Sergey A.; Karim, K.; Terpetschnig, E.; Turner, Anthony P. F. (Elsevier Science B.V., Amsterdam., 2004-02-16)
    The composition of new molecularly imprinted polymers (MIPs) specific for biotin was optimised using molecular modelling software. Three functional monomers: methacrylic acid (MAA), 2-(trifluoromethyl)acrylic acid (TFAA) ...