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Development of novel lanthanide based particle tracers for rapid monitoring of soil erosion. (2016)
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CRUICKSHANK, L. 2016. Development of novel lanthanide based particle tracers for rapid monitoring of soil erosion. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

Soil erosion is a global problem, affecting much of the world's agricultural land. As the world's population increases, the pressures placed upon the land resource to provide space for food production, leisure, housing and industrial facilities also... Read More about Development of novel lanthanide based particle tracers for rapid monitoring of soil erosion..

Increasing the temperature stability of environmentally friendly drilling and completion fluids based on organic brine. (2013)
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KAMINSKI, L. 2013. Increasing the temperature stability of environmentally friendly drilling and completion fluids based on organic brine. Robert Gordon University, MRes thesis.

Formates provide an already superior system, designed to complement synthetic polymers and extend their temperature capabilities as drilling fluids. However, as HPHT drilling continues to move into more harsh environments with expected bottom-hole te... Read More about Increasing the temperature stability of environmentally friendly drilling and completion fluids based on organic brine..

Combined effects of bioavailable organic contaminants in the aquatic environment. (2013)
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EMELOGU, E.S. 2013. Combined effects of bioavailable organic contaminants in the aquatic environment. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

In contrast to conventional spot or bottle water sampling techniques, passive sampling has been shown to be a reliable and efficient method for monitoring the toxicologically-relevant, freely-dissolved (e.g. bioavaialable) concentrations of a wide ra... Read More about Combined effects of bioavailable organic contaminants in the aquatic environment..

Sustainable development of an integrated solid waste and wastewater treatment. (2012)
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WONG, L.S. 2012. Sustainable development of an integrated solid waste and wastewater treatment. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

This PhD thesis investigated solid and liquid waste treatment systems for Sureclean, a waste Management company based in the North of Scotland. Sureclean receives a diverse range of waste streams and the increasing need for sustainable development as... Read More about Sustainable development of an integrated solid waste and wastewater treatment..

Computational fluid dynamics modelling of PEM fuel cells to investigate transport limitations. (2012)
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ISLAM, S.Z. 2012. Computational fluid dynamics modelling of PEM fuel cells to investigate transport limitations. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

Modern technological advancements in our lifestyle have caused a significant increase in the consumption of energy. With this growing demand, people are more concerned about the rational use of existing limited energy and searching for alternative fo... Read More about Computational fluid dynamics modelling of PEM fuel cells to investigate transport limitations..

The applicability of aerodynamic models to tidal turbines. (2012)
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TURNER, N. 2012. The applicability of aerodynamic models to tidal turbines. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

For the tidal current power industry to progress, simple models for predicting the performance of tidal current turbines are needed. Currently the aerodynamic models developed for wind turbines are typically used to predict tidal turbine performance.... Read More about The applicability of aerodynamic models to tidal turbines..

Scale effects in testing of a monopile support structure submerged in tidal currents. (2011)
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OKORIE, O.P. 2011. Scale effects in testing of a monopile support structure submerged in tidal currents. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

Climate change and energy security are key issues motivating the development of Tidal Current Energy (TCE) technology. Small scale model testing of TCE devices is a major challenge facing the technology due to turbulent flow in tidal currents environ... Read More about Scale effects in testing of a monopile support structure submerged in tidal currents..

Development and application of novel tracers for environmental applications. (2010)
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ADAMS, M. 2010. Development and application of novel tracers for environmental applications. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

Novel glass tracers, organic and inorganic polymers based on narrow band atomic fluorescence, have been developed for deployment as environmental tracers. The use of discrete fluorescent species in an environmentally stable host has been investigated... Read More about Development and application of novel tracers for environmental applications..

Environmental risk management of contamination of marine biota by hydrocarbons specifically those arising following an oil spill. (2009)
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ENWERE, R. 2009. Environmental risk management of contamination of marine biota by hydrocarbons specifically those arising following an oil spill. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

Marine pollution resulting from oil spillage has received much attention mostly due to the damaging effects it has on fisheries and aquacultures. One component of oil that is widely studied due to its toxic and carcinogenic properties is the polycycl... Read More about Environmental risk management of contamination of marine biota by hydrocarbons specifically those arising following an oil spill..

Hydrodynamic and economic modelling of tidal current energy conversion systems. (2008)
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MELVILLE, G.T. 2008. Hydrodynamic and economic modelling of tidal current energy conversion systems. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

This thesis examines the contribution of computational modelling to the development of the tidal current energy industry, against the background of increasing commercial, government, academic and public interest. It does this through the practical ap... Read More about Hydrodynamic and economic modelling of tidal current energy conversion systems..

Bioavailability of organic contaminants in sediments. (2008)
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YATES, K. 2008. Bioavailability of organic contaminants in sediments. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

The bioavailability of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and chlorobiphenyls (CBs) in sediments is largely dependent on the freely dissolved concentration of these pollutants. However, measuring these is challenging, due to the low concentratio... Read More about Bioavailability of organic contaminants in sediments..

Evaluation and testing of a novel photocatalytic reactor with model water pollutants. (2007)
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MOHAMMED, A.O. 2007. Evaluation and testing of a novel photocatalytic reactor with model water pollutants. Robert Gordon University, MRes thesis.

Semiconductor photocatalysis is a newly emerging technology for the elimination of harmful chemical compounds from air and water. It couples low-energy ultraviolet light with semiconductors acting as photocatalyst and thereby overcoming many of the d... Read More about Evaluation and testing of a novel photocatalytic reactor with model water pollutants..

The development and application of statistical sampling regime to map out hydrocarbons in sediments. (2005)
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AHMED, A.S. 2005. The development and application of statistical sampling regime to map out hydrocarbons in sediments. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

This thesis investigates and develops a stratified random sampling design for sediments in an offshore oil field environment. The sampling area was partitioned equally into sixteen zones. Stratification was based on the near-field and far-field areas... Read More about The development and application of statistical sampling regime to map out hydrocarbons in sediments..

Alternative strategies for security labelling/encoding of paper and plastic products. (2005)
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OFFICER, S.J. 2005. Alternative strategies for security labelling/encoding of paper and plastic products. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

A literature and patent review of current optical security techniques has been carried out and identified a need in the market for an improved optical security label to rival molecular fluorescent dyes. The label proposed was a rare earth (RE) doped... Read More about Alternative strategies for security labelling/encoding of paper and plastic products..