Chemical and Biomedical Engineering - Theses
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Nano-scale design of cardiovascular biomaterials
Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death worldwide. The development of blood-compatible biomaterials could relieve this burden by improving the performance of cardiovascular devices such assmall-diameter vascular ...
Pulsed solvent extraction column performance: study and comparison of standard disc and doughnut internals and Tenova kinetics internals
Pulsed columns were used as high efficiency solvent extraction contactors for a range of applications including uranium recovery (Olympic Dam Operations, Australia) and for cobalt and nickel extraction (Goro Nickel, New ...
A fundamental study of concentration polarisation and fouling in skim milk ultrafiltration
Skim milk ultrafiltration (UF) is an important dairy process operation in which milk proteins are preferentially concentrated for downstream manufacturing of cheese and milk protein concentrates (MPC), and also for protein ...
Bioenergy with carbon capture and storage; sustainability, challenges, and potential
Bioenergy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS), as a negative emission technology, has been assigned a key role for achieving ambitious mitigation targets in several climate models. BECCS is a multifaceted complex ...
Quantification of wastewater dewaterability for understanding sludge dewatering and fouling during membrane bioreactor operation
This thesis investigated the dewatering properties of wastewater treatment sludges, and biofouling layers in membrane bioreactors. An experimental and data analysis methodology was developed that unified existing procedures ...
The effect of shredding and freezing on Mozzarella cheese microstructure and functionality
Mozzarella cheese is the third most produced cheese in Australia. A significant proportion of Mozzarella cheese contributes to the 34% of dairy products in Australia that are destined for export, making the extension of ...
The impact of impurities on the performance of cellulose triacetate membranes for CO2 separation
Natural gas and coal are the essential energy resources that will continue to occupy over 50% the global electricity market in the coming decades. The natural gas streams normally contain several components that require ...
Quantifying interactions between nanoengineered particles and cells
Nanoengineering has recently emerged as a promising technology for the understanding, treatment, and diagnosis of disease. One of its most compelling potential uses is in the design of particles with controlled interactions ...
Carbon dioxide separation from natural gas: evaluation of adsorbents and influence of process variables
The use of natural gas in place of coal offers a method to effectively reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Adsorption processes, specifically, pressure swing adsorption (PSA), offers an energy efficient method to perform bulk ...
Membrane capacitive deionisation as a novel approach to wastewater treatment
In this thesis, Membrane Capacitive Deionisation (MCDI), an energy-efficient desalination technology, was studied through laboratory experiments and mathematical modelling. An MCDI cell consists of a pair of porous carbon ...