Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering - Theses
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The use of Membrane Technology for Vegetable Oil processing with Green Solvents
Utilisation of n-hexane for the extraction of vegetable oil from oilseeds presents growing concerns for the environment and human health. In spite of its high miscibility with the vegetable oil constituents, low boiling ...
Utilisation of glycerol as a carbon source for mixotrophic growth and lipid accumulation in marine microalgae
Microalgal-based biomass is a promising feedstock for biofuel, chemicals and food production to meet the increasing demands for sustainable energy and material. Microalgae are photosynthetic microorganisms that use sunlight ...
Engineering glycogen-siRNA constructs with bioactive properties
RNA therapeutics, such as small interfering RNA (siRNA), have great potential for the treatment of inherited and acquired diseases that are not curable with conventional methods. The delivery of new genetic material into ...
Nanoengineering surface wettability via metal-phenolic networks
Surface engineering is extensively involved in many industrial processes as well as diverse research applications including the engineering of catalysts, nanoparticles, coatings, membranes, gels, and other materials. In ...
Harnessing the power of the Fenton reaction in RAFT polymerization technique
Polymer scientists have been attempting to synthesize tailored polymers with predetermined molecular weight, composition, architecture, and molecular weight distribution by moving from traditional free radical polymerization ...
Immobilised solvent systems for carbon capture
Microencapsulated solvents (MECS) are a novel approach to carbon capture, with the potential to reduce unit operation volumes by 1-2 orders of magnitude, and to allow a wide range of solvents to be contacted with a flue ...
Bio-nano interactions of metal-phenolic networks: the role of metals
Metal-phenolic networks (MPNs) hold great promise for the fabrication of multifunctional hybrid materials owing to their versatile and tunable nature. In particular, the beneficial combination of both organic and inorganic ...
Phage treatment of filamentous bacteria in activated sludge
The activated sludge process is one of the most commonly used wastewater treatment processes, which consists of a biochemical stage (aeration basin) and physical separation (secondary clarifier). The successful operation ...
Simulating the behaviour of skim-milk during ultrafiltration
Many commercial dairy products such as cheese and concentrated milk proteins are produced via ultrafiltration of skim-milk. During skim-milk ultrafiltration, a permeate stream comprising lactose, water and other minerals ...
Synthesis of hierarchically macro/mesoporous silica beads
Hierarchically porous materials have potential applications in energy storage and conversion, catalysis, separation and bioengineering. The hierarchically porous structure provides the material with both large quantities ...