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Energy-efficient Wastewater Treatment by Microbial Fuel Cells: Scaling Up and Optimization
(Virginia Tech, 2015-11-06)
Microbial fuel cells (MFCs) are potentially advantageous as an energy-efficient approach to wastewater treatment. For single-chamber tubular MFCs, anode effluent is used as catholyte instead of tap water or buffer solutions. ...
Optimizing analysis pipelines for improved variant discovery
(Virginia Tech, 2014-04-17)
Techniques for mathematical analysis and optimization of agent-based models.
(Virginia Tech, 2014-01-23)
Agent-based models are computer simulations in which entities (agents) interact with each other and their environment according to local update rules. Local interactions give rise to global dynamics. These models can be ...
Simulation and Comparison of Operational Modes in Simulated Moving Bed Chromatography and Gas-Phase Adsorptive Separation
(Virginia Tech, 2016-01-14)
This dissertation describes the simulation and optimization of adsorptive and chromatographic separation processes. The first part focus on the simulation and comparison of operational modes in simulated moving bed (SMB) ...
Dynamic Trust Management for Mobile Networks and Its Applications
(Virginia Tech, 2013-06-05)
Trust management in mobile networks is challenging due to dynamically changing network environments and the lack of a centralized trusted authority. In this dissertation research, we design and validate a class of dynamic ...
Oral Drug Delivery -- Molecular Design and Transport Modeling
(Virginia Tech, 2013-12-30)
One of the major challenges faced by the pharmaceutical industry is to accelerate the product innovation process and reduce the time-to-market for new drug developments. This involves billions of dollars of investment due ...
Dynamic Synthesis/Design and Operation/Control Optimization Approach applied to a Solid Oxide Fuel Cell based Auxiliary Power Unit under Transient Conditions
(Virginia Tech, 2005-02-11)
A typical approach to the synthesis/design optimization of energy systems is to only use steady state operation and high efficiency (or low total life cycle cost) at full load as the basis for the synthesis/design. Transient ...
A Study of Remote Area Internet Access with Embedded Power Generation
(Virginia Tech, 2004-12-13)
This study presents a methodology and the necessary analytical tools to evaluate the alternatives to provide Internet access with embedded power generation in remote areas. The objective is to provide a screening tool for ...
An Adaptive Computer Vision Technique for Estimating the Biomass and Density of Loblolly Pine Plantations using Digital Orthophotography and LiDAR Imagery
(Virginia Tech, 2004-04-23)
Forests have been proposed as a means of reducing atmospheric carbon dioxide levels due to their ability to store carbon as biomass. To quantify the amount of atmospheric carbon sequestered by forests, biomass and density ...
Optimization Strategies for the Synthesis / Design of Hihgly Coupled, Highly Dynamic Energy Systems
(Virginia Tech, 2000-09-29)
In this work several decomposition strategies for the synthesis / design optimization of highly coupled, highly dynamic energy systems are formally presented and their implementation illustrated. The methods are based on ...