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A novel method of producing microbubbles for targeted drug delivery. (2016)
Thesis
FIABANE, J. 2016. A novel method of producing microbubbles for targeted drug delivery. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

Microbubbles, currently employed in diagnostic ultrasound as a contrast agent, have a potential new application as vehicles for targeted drug delivery, which could revolutionise medicine by eliminating side-effects. A new device is developed which ou... Read More about A novel method of producing microbubbles for targeted drug delivery..

Photocatalytic destruction of volatile organic compounds from the oil and gas industry. (2014)
Thesis
TOKODE, O. 2014. Photocatalytic destruction of volatile organic compounds from the oil and gas industry. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

Heterogeneous photocatalysis is an advanced oxidation technology widely applied in environmental remediation processes. It is a relatively safe and affordable technology with a low impact on the environment, and has found applications in a number of... Read More about Photocatalytic destruction of volatile organic compounds from the oil and gas industry..

Photocatalytic splitting of water. (2014)
Book Chapter
SKILLEN, N., MCCULLAGH, C. and ADAMS, M. 2015. Photocatalytic splitting of water. In Bahnemann, D. and Robertson, P.K.J. (eds.) Environmental Photochemistry Part III. Berlin: Springer [online], pages 45-86. Available at: https://doi.org/10.1007/698_2014_261

The use of photocatalysis for the photosplitting of water to generate hydrogen and oxygen has gained interest as a method for the conversion and storage of solar energy. The application of photocatalysis through catalyst engineering, mechanistic stud... Read More about Photocatalytic splitting of water..

Directly enhancing the photocatalytic transformation of CO2 and water to renewable fuels. (2013)
Thesis
SKILLEN, N. 2013. Directly enhancing the photocatalytic transformation of CO2 and water to renewable fuels. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

The increases in Greenhouse Gas (GHG) concentrations and depletion of hydrocarbon based fuels have become global concerns. As a result, a number of methods are being developed which aim to restrict GHG and to develop alternative fuels from sustainabl... Read More about Directly enhancing the photocatalytic transformation of CO2 and water to renewable fuels..

The transfer of oil and gas technology skills to the conceptual design and development of a novel low cost modular Tidal Energy Conversion deployment system. (2011)
Thesis
MORSE, A.T. 2011. The transfer of oil and gas technology skills to the conceptual design and development of a novel low cost modular Tidal Energy Conversion deployment system. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

This thesis outlines the use of a new design of Tidal Energy Conversion device which has application in near shore shallow water. The design is applicable for use by coastal communities, either to generate revenue through power sales or just a stand... Read More about The transfer of oil and gas technology skills to the conceptual design and development of a novel low cost modular Tidal Energy Conversion deployment system..

The contribution of small-scale wind and photovoltaic renewable energy sources to the Scottish energy mix. (2011)
Thesis
FOWLER, A.M. 2011. The contribution of small-scale wind and photovoltaic renewable energy sources to the Scottish energy mix. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

Energy needs in the UK are currently met primarily through the use of finite resources, such as oil, coal and gas. The use of these fuels has led to an increase in greenhouse gas emissions. There is a need for a more localised and sustainable energy... Read More about The contribution of small-scale wind and photovoltaic renewable energy sources to the Scottish energy mix..

An investigation of the relationship between anterior knee pain and lower limb biomechanics. (2011)
Thesis
DUNCAN, G. 2011. An investigation of the relationship between anterior knee pain and lower limb biomechanics. Robert Gordon University, MRes thesis.

The thesis presents an investigation of the relationship between anterior knee pain and lower limb biomechanics in symptomatic and asymptomatic individuals during walking. Although foot orthotic devices are often prescribed to realign lower extremity... Read More about An investigation of the relationship between anterior knee pain and lower limb biomechanics..

Development of an innovative and environmentally sustainable solid waste stream treatment process. (2010)
Thesis
RAMACHANDRAN, V. 2010. Development of an innovative and environmentally sustainable solid waste stream treatment process. Robert Gordon University, MRes thesis.

Oily sludges and oil contaminated solid wastes are generated from various sources such as from a) interceptors in petrol stations, automobile garages and rail service stations b) tank oil bottoms from crude oil storage tanks c) drill cuttings from oi... Read More about Development of an innovative and environmentally sustainable solid waste stream treatment process..

Hydrodynamic and economic modelling of tidal current energy conversion systems. (2008)
Thesis
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..

Detection, analysis, and photocatalytic destruction of the freshwater taint compound geosmin. (2007)
Thesis
BELLU, E. 2007. Detection, analysis, and photocatalytic destruction of the freshwater taint compound geosmin. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

A significant issue affecting the aquaculture and water industries is the presence of off-flavour compounds in water, which cause problems by imparting an undesirable earthy/musty flavour and smell to water and fish. Two predominant off-flavour compo... Read More about Detection, analysis, and photocatalytic destruction of the freshwater taint compound geosmin..

Alternative strategies for security labelling/encoding of paper and plastic products. (2005)
Thesis
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..

The destruction of the cyanobacterial toxin microcystin-LR by semiconductor photocatalysis. (2000)
Thesis
CORNISH, B.J.P.A. 2000. The destruction of the cyanobacterial toxin microcystin-LR by semiconductor photocatalysis. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

In fresh waters where cyanobacteria (blue-green algae) flourish, dense growths known as blooms occur. Such blooms present a threat to human and animal health as many of these cyanobacteria produce toxins. One such group of toxins are the microcystins... Read More about The destruction of the cyanobacterial toxin microcystin-LR by semiconductor photocatalysis..