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Empowering Kibera during political change: a case study through a Freirean lens. (2021)
Journal Article
GIBSON, N., VERTIGANS, S. and MUELLER-HIRTH, N. [2021]. Empowering Kibera during political change: a case study through a Freirean lens. International social work [online], (accepted).

Empowerment is an often used concept and the work of Paulo Freire has helped to define the application and outcomes of approaches. The researchers visited Kibera in Nairobi, Kenya, during periods of political activity which has previously resulted in... Read More about Empowering Kibera during political change: a case study through a Freirean lens..

Degradation of multiple peptides by microcystin-degrader Paucibacter toxinivorans (2C20). (2021)
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SANTOS, A.A., SOLDATOU, S., FREITAS DE MAGALHÃES, V., AZEVEDO, S. M., CAMACHO-MUÑOZ, D., LAWTON, L. A. and EDWARDS, C. 2021. Degradation of multiple peptides by microcystin-degrader Paucibacter toxinivorans (2C20). Toxins [online], 13(4): cyanobacterial toxins: their occurrence, detection and removal, article 265. Available from: https://doi.org/10.3390/toxins13040265

Since conventional drinking water treatments applied in different countries are inefficient at eliminating potentially toxic cyanobacterial peptides, a number of bacteria have been studied as an alternative to biological filters for the removal of mi... Read More about Degradation of multiple peptides by microcystin-degrader Paucibacter toxinivorans (2C20)..

Addressing recent misreporting of findings from 'Better estimates of LCOE from audited accounts: a new methodology with examples from United Kingdom offshore wind and CCGT'. (2021)
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ALDERSEY-WILLIAMS, J., BROADBENT, I.D. and STRACHAN, P.A. 2021. Addressing recent misreporting of findings from 'Better estimates of LCOE from audited accounts: a new methodology with examples from United Kingdom offshore wind and CCGT.' Energy policy [online], 153, article 112240. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enpol.2021.112240

Recent interest in the Levelised Cost of Energy (LCOE) for offshore wind has led to considerable media coverage of this topic. The paper to which this article refers provides some useful insights, but the authors are concerned that their findings are... Read More about Addressing recent misreporting of findings from 'Better estimates of LCOE from audited accounts: a new methodology with examples from United Kingdom offshore wind and CCGT'..

Modeling aerosol cloud aerodynamics during human coughing, talking, and breathing actions. (2021)
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HOSSAIN, M. and FAISAL, N.H. 2021. Modeling aerosol cloud aerodynamics during human coughing, talking, and breathing actions. AIP advances [online], 11(4), article 045111. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1063/5.0042952

In this paper, we investigate the aerosol cloud flow physics during three respiratory actions by humans (such as coughing, talking, and breathing). With given variables (i.e., velocity, duration, particle size and number of particles, and ambient con... Read More about Modeling aerosol cloud aerodynamics during human coughing, talking, and breathing actions..

Individual participant data meta-analysis provides no evidence of individual response variation in individuals supplementing with beta-alanine. (2021)
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ESTEVES, G.P., SWINTON, P., SALE, C., JAMES, R., ARTIOLI, G.G., ROSCHEL, H., GUALANO, B., SAUNDERS, B. and DOLAN, E. [2021]. Individual participant data meta-analysis provides no evidence of individual response variation in individuals supplementing with beta-alanine. International journal of sport nutrition and exercise metabolism, (accepted).

Currently, little is known about the extent of inter-individual variability in response to beta-alanine (BA) supplementation, nor what proportion of said variability can be attributed to external factors, or to the intervention itself (intervention r... Read More about Individual participant data meta-analysis provides no evidence of individual response variation in individuals supplementing with beta-alanine..

A digital twin study for immediate design / redesign of impellers and blades: part 1: CAD modelling and tool path simulation. (2021)
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ANBALAGAN, A., SHIVAKRISHNA, B. and SRIKANTH, K.S. [2021]. A digital twin study for immediate design / redesign of impellers and blades: part 1: CAD modelling and tool path simulation. Materials today: proceedings [online], In Press. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.matpr.2021.03.209

This paper presents a digital twining study conducted for an immediate design / redesign and manufacturing of on impellers and blades. It is by accomplished by developing (i) CAD automation methods, based on the standard modelling procedures and (ii)... Read More about A digital twin study for immediate design / redesign of impellers and blades: part 1: CAD modelling and tool path simulation..

An orchestrator for networked control systems and its application to collision avoidance in multiple mobile robots. (2021)
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AGRAWAL, S., JAIN, S.K. and IBEKE, E. [2021]. An orchestrator for networked control systems and its application to collision avoidance in multiple mobile robots. International journal of engineering systems modelling and simulation [online], Forthcoming. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1504/IJESMS.2021.10036742

Networked Control System (NCS) consists of controlled distributed nodes while an Orchestrator functions as a central coordinator for controlling the distributed tasks. The NCSs have challenges of coordination and right execution sequencing of operati... Read More about An orchestrator for networked control systems and its application to collision avoidance in multiple mobile robots..

Extradition and mental health in the spotlight: the case of Julian Assange. (2021)
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ARNELL, P. and FORRESTER, A. [2021]. Extradition and mental health in the spotlight: the case of Julian Assange. Criminal behaviour and mental health [online], (accepted).

Approximately 1000 persons are extradited from the UK every year. While this number may lessen on account of Brexit, it is clear that hundreds of individuals will be forcibly removed from the UK, both nationals and non-nationals, to stand trial or be... Read More about Extradition and mental health in the spotlight: the case of Julian Assange..

A meta-analysis of multi-factors leading to performance challenges across Nigeria’s state-owned refineries. (2021)
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IHEUKWUMERE, O., MOORE, D. and OMOTAYO, T.A. [2021]. A meta-analysis of multi-factors leading to performance challenges across Nigeria’s state-owned refineries. Applied petrochemical research [online], Latest Articles. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s13203-021-00272-0

This paper measured the significant factors leading to performance challenges across state-owned refineries in Nigeria based on experts’ views. The study was carried out with a view of making policy recommendations to help address these issues and th... Read More about A meta-analysis of multi-factors leading to performance challenges across Nigeria’s state-owned refineries..

Drilling oil-based mud waste as a resource for raw materials: a case study on clays reclamation and their application as fillers in polyamide 6 composite. (2021)
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SIDDIQUE, S., LEUNG, P.S. and NJUGUNA, J. 2021. Drilling oil-based mud waste as a resource for raw materials: a case study on clays reclamation and their application as fillers in polyamide 6 composites. Upstream oil and gas technology [online], 7, article ID 100036. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.upstre.2021.100036

To convert the hazardous oil-based mud waste into a resource, this study has addressed reclaimed nanoclays and its application as a filler material for reinforcing polyamide 6 polymer matrix into a novel polymer composite material. This work focuses... Read More about Drilling oil-based mud waste as a resource for raw materials: a case study on clays reclamation and their application as fillers in polyamide 6 composite..

A concept design stages protocol to support collaborative processes in architecture, engineering and construction projects. (2021)
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LEON, M. and LAING, R. [2021]. A concept design stages protocol to support collaborative processes in architecture, engineering and construction projects. Journal of engineering, design and technology [online], EarlyCite. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1108/JEDT-10-2020-0399

Purpose/Design: A collaborative approach from the outset is imperative for project success, especially when considering multidisciplinary teams in the Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) industry. However, involving different disciplines... Read More about A concept design stages protocol to support collaborative processes in architecture, engineering and construction projects..

Exercise and Parkinson's update: are your patients getting the right dose? (2021)
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OLIVER, B. and JONES, J. 2021. Exercise and Parkinson's update: are your patients getting the right dose? In touch [online], Spring 2021, pages 4-12. Available from: https://www.physiofirst.org.uk/uploads/assets/715be485-8f73-4e19-9e26bedef2200335/Parkinsons-final.pdf

Parkinson's is the second most common neurological disorder. Assessment and treatment needs to be adapted to accommodate the wide range of motor and non-motor symptoms seen in Parkinson's. People with Parkinson's (PwP) present with a unique combinati... Read More about Exercise and Parkinson's update: are your patients getting the right dose?.

Relationship between subjective and external training load variables in youth soccer players. (2021)
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MAUGHAN, P.C., MACFARLANE, N.G. and SWINTON, P.A. [2021]. Relationship between subjective and external training load variables in youth soccer players. International journal of sports physiology and performance [online], Ahead of Print. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1123/ijspp.2019-0956

Purpose: To quantify and describe relationships between subjective and external measures of training load in professional youth soccer players. Methods: Data from differential ratings of perceived exertion and seven measures of external training load... Read More about Relationship between subjective and external training load variables in youth soccer players..

Effect of hydrogen peroxide on natural phytoplankton and bacterioplankton in a drinking water reservoir: mesocosm-scale study. (2021)
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SANTOS, A.A., GUEDES, D.O., BARROS, M.U.G., OLIVEIRA, S., PACHECO, A.B.F., AZEVEDO, S.M.F.O., MAGALHÃES, V.F., PESTANA, C.J., EDWARDS, C., LAWTON, L.A. and CAPELO-NETO, J. 2021. Effect of hydrogen peroxide on natural phytoplankton and bacterioplankton in a drinking water reservoir: mesocosm-scale study. Water research [online], 197, article 117069. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.watres.2021.117069

Cyanobacterial blooms are increasingly reported worldwide, presenting a challenge to water treatment plants and concerning risks to human health and aquatic ecosystems. Advanced oxidative processes comprise efficient and safe methods for water treatm... Read More about Effect of hydrogen peroxide on natural phytoplankton and bacterioplankton in a drinking water reservoir: mesocosm-scale study..

Real burdens and implied enforcement rights: the Scottish Law Commission's recommendations. (2021)
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ANDERSON, C. 2021. Real burdens and implied enforcement rights: the Scottish Law Commission's recommendations. Juridical review [online], 1, pages 38-47. Available from: http://westlaw.co.uk

This article examines the Scottish Law Commission's final recommendations on the operation of Title Conditions (Scotland) Act 2003 s.53 and the implications for the law of implied rights to enforce real burdens.

The essentials of marine biotechnology. (2021)
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ROTTER, A., BARBIER, M., BERTONI, F. et al. 2021. The essentials of marine biotechnology. Frontiers in marine science [online], 8, article 629629. Available from: https://doi.org/10.3389/fmars.2021.629629

Coastal countries have traditionally relied on the existing marine resources (e.g., fishing, food, transport, recreation, and tourism) as well as tried to support new economic endeavors (ocean energy, desalination for water supply, and seabed mining)... Read More about The essentials of marine biotechnology..

Experimental investigation of the effect of temperature on two-phase oil-water relative permeability. (2021)
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BALOGUN, Y., IYI, D., FAISAL, N., OYENEYIN, B., OLUYEMI, G. and MAHON, R. 2021. Experimental investigation of the effect of temperature on two-phase oil-water relative permeability. Journal of petroleum science and engineering [online], 203, article ID 108645. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.petrol.2021.108645

Relative permeability is affected by several flow parameters, mainly the operating temperature and fluid viscosity. Fluid viscosities change with temperature, which correspondingly affects the relative permeability. Temperature is believed to have a... Read More about Experimental investigation of the effect of temperature on two-phase oil-water relative permeability..

Cell free Microcystis aeruginosa spent medium affects Daphnia magna survival and stress response. (2021)
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BOJADZIJA SAVIC, G., COLINET, H., BORMANS, M., EDWARDS, C., LAWTON, L.A., BRIAND, E. and WIEGAND, C. 2021. Cell free Microcystis aeruginosa spent medium affects Daphnia magna survival and stress response. Toxicon [online], 195, pages 37-47. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.toxicon.2021.03.009

Primary consumers in freshwater ecosystems, such as the zooplankton organism Daphnia magna, are highly affected by cyanobacteria, both as they may use it as a food source but also by cyanobacterial metabolites present in the water. Here, we investiga... Read More about Cell free Microcystis aeruginosa spent medium affects Daphnia magna survival and stress response..

Effectiveness of intervention on behaviour change against use of non-biodegradable plastic bags: a systematic review. (2021)
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ADEYANJU, G.C., AUGUSTINE, T.M., VOLKMANN, S., OYEBAMIJI, U.A., RAN, S., OSOBAJO, O.A. and OTITOJU, A. 2021. Effectiveness of intervention on behaviour change against use of non-biodegradable plastic bags: a systematic review. Discover sustainability [online], 2(1), article 13. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s43621-021-00015-0

The devastating impacts that bio-degradable products such as plastic bags are having on human health, wildlife, and the environment is enormous, especially single-use once. Single-use plastics are non-biodegradable products and does not undergo biolo... Read More about Effectiveness of intervention on behaviour change against use of non-biodegradable plastic bags: a systematic review..

Comparing mental contrasting with implementation intentions against solution-focused and autonomous planning. (2021)
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ABDULLA, A. and WOODS, R. [2021]. Comparing mental contrasting with implementation intentions against solution-focused and autonomous planning. School psychology international [online], Online First. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1177/01430343211000399

Research suggests that mental contrasting with implementation intentions (MCII) enhances commitment and goal attainment. However, most studies have used limited comparison conditions. The present study compared MCII against two other potentially effe... Read More about Comparing mental contrasting with implementation intentions against solution-focused and autonomous planning..