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Ecological modernisation and the development of the UK's green industrial strategy: the case of the UK National Industrial Symbiosis Programme. (2011)
Thesis
AGARWAL, A. 2011. Ecological modernisation and the development of the UK's green industrial strategy: the case of the UK National Industrial Symbiosis Programme. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

The UK National Industrial Symbiosis Programme (NISP) is the first industrial symbiosis (IS) network in the world to have been established at national level. Many studies have recently investigated the UK NISP, but much work remains to be done in und... Read More about Ecological modernisation and the development of the UK's green industrial strategy: the case of the UK National Industrial Symbiosis Programme..

Participating in the 'wrong' way? (2011)
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HOPE, C.S. 2011. Participating in the 'wrong' way? Practice based research into cultural democracy and the commissioning of art to effect social change. Birkbeck (University of London), PhD thesis.

Through this practice based research I argue that cultural democracy as a way of thinking contests dominant models of commissioning art to effect social change. A method of generative metaphor of critical distance emerges through four projects based... Read More about Participating in the 'wrong' way?.

A semi-empirical approach to modelling well deliverability in gas condensate reservoirs. (2011)
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UGWU, J.O. 2011. A semi-empirical approach to modelling well deliverability in gas condensate reservoirs. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

A critical issue in the development of gas condensate reservoirs is accurate prediction of well deliverability. In this investigation a procedure has been developed for accurate prediction of well production rates using semi-empirical approach. The u... Read More about A semi-empirical approach to modelling well deliverability in gas condensate reservoirs..

Systemic barriers to a future transformation of the building industry from a buyer controlled to a seller driven industry: an analysis of key systemic variables in the building industry, such as 'procurement model', 'buyer perception', 'production mode', (2011)
Thesis
KRISTENSEN, E.K. 2011. Systemic barriers to a future transformation of the building industry from a buyer controlled to a seller driven industry: an analysis of key systemic variables in the building industry, such as 'procurement model', 'buyer perception', 'production mode', and 'leadership and management', principally in a Danish development context and seen from the perspective of the architect. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

It has always been a mystery, why the Danish building industry stagnated after the industrial breakthrough, and never was able to adapt the industrial production, business culture, buyer perception, and leadership and management, used in nearly all o... Read More about Systemic barriers to a future transformation of the building industry from a buyer controlled to a seller driven industry: an analysis of key systemic variables in the building industry, such as 'procurement model', 'buyer perception', 'production mode',.

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 of novel nutrapharmaceuticals combining the anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties of n-3 fatty acids with a nitric oxide donor: a potential new preventative strategy for heart disease. (2011)
Thesis
ROWELL, O. 2011. Development of novel nutrapharmaceuticals combining the anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties of n-3 fatty acids with a nitric oxide donor: a potential new preventative strategy for heart disease. Robert Gordon University, MRes thesis.

Atherosclerosis is a cardiovascular disease which forms plaques which narrow the arteries, restricting blood flow and thus increasing blood pressure. As this can lead to more serious conditions, such as myocardial infarction, it is important that ath... Read More about Development of novel nutrapharmaceuticals combining the anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties of n-3 fatty acids with a nitric oxide donor: a potential new preventative strategy for heart disease..

Alterations in the macronutrient content of the diet and the effects on body composition, cardiovascular disease risk and the control of energy metabolism in obese patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. (2011)
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GRYKA, A. 2011. Alterations in the macronutrient content of the diet and the effects on body composition, cardiovascular disease risk and the control of energy metabolism in obese patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

Several studies have shown that a low-carbohydrate diet (LCHOD) can improve glycaemic control in people diagnosed with type 2 diabetes (T2DM). The objective of the current study was to compare two ways of administration of a LCHOD - self-prepared mea... Read More about Alterations in the macronutrient content of the diet and the effects on body composition, cardiovascular disease risk and the control of energy metabolism in obese patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus..

A generative framework for computer-based interactive art in mass transport systems. (2011)
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HER, J.-J. 2011. A generative framework for computer-based interactive art in mass transport systems. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

Over the course of the past decade the MRT (Mass Rapid Transit) stations in Taiwan have become open air art galleries: with more prominent and frequent display of various artistic creations in stations, including interactive artworks. However, unlike... Read More about A generative framework for computer-based interactive art in mass transport systems..

Responses to representations of the built environment: the influence of emotion, attention and perspective-taking. (2011)
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GALÁN-DÍAZ, C.R. 2011. Responses to representations of the built environment: the influence of emotion, attention and perspective-taking. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

The main aim of this thesis is to investigate how environmental preference for the built environment, either in-situ or based on visual representations (e.g. visualisations of final architectural design), may be affected by three distinct variables.... Read More about Responses to representations of the built environment: the influence of emotion, attention and perspective-taking..

Related scientific information: a study on user-defined relevance. (2011)
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BERESI, U.C. 2011. Related scientific information: a study on user-defined relevance. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

This dissertation presents an investigation into the manifestations of relevance observed in the context of related scientific information. The main motivation is to observe if researchers, in the context of knowledge discovery, use different criteri... Read More about Related scientific information: a study on user-defined relevance..

On-line measurement of partial discharges in high voltage rotating machines. (2011)
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JOSHI, A.R. 2011. On-line measurement of partial discharges in high voltage rotating machines. Robert Gordon University, MPhil thesis.

The on-line condition monitoring of rotating machines is given paramount importance, particularly in Oils and Gas industries where the financial implications of machine shutdown is very high. This project work was directed towards the on-line conditi... Read More about On-line measurement of partial discharges in high voltage rotating machines..

Antimicrobial wafers as a novel technology for infection control in chronic wounds. (2011)
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LABOVITIADI, O. 2011. Antimicrobial wafers as a novel technology for infection control in chronic wounds. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

Bacterial contamination and persistent infection is a common cause of impaired wound healing. Generally, non-healing wounds display similar physiological features with regards to mixed bacterial flora, ischemia and production of exudate. The applicat... Read More about Antimicrobial wafers as a novel technology for infection control in chronic wounds..

Investigation into the antimicrobial activity of cationic antibacterials. (2011)
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O'DRISCOLL, N.H. 2011. Investigation into the antimicrobial activity of cationic antibacterials. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

The topic addressed by the 2011 WHOs World Health Day was antibacterial resistance. This action served to highlight the serious problem bacterial resistance now presents to healthcare professionals globally. This investigation focussed on the action... Read More about Investigation into the antimicrobial activity of cationic antibacterials..

Formulation studies on cysteamine for the treatment of nephropathic cystinosis. (2011)
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BUCHAN, B.E. 2011. Formulation studies on cysteamine for the treatment of nephropathic cystinosis. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

Nephropathic cystinosis is a rare autosomal recessive disease characterised by raised lysosomal levels of cystine in the cells of almost all organs. It is treated by regular oral and topical administration of the aminothiol, cysteamine (Cystagon TM),... Read More about Formulation studies on cysteamine for the treatment of nephropathic cystinosis..

Exploring pharmacist prescribing in hospitals in Scotland, with a focus on antimicrobials. (2011)
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TONNA, A.P. 2011. Exploring pharmacist prescribing in hospitals in Scotland, with a focus on antimicrobials. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

This aim of the research was to explore pharmacist prescribing (PP) with a focus on antimicrobials, in hospitals in Scotland. A mixed-methods approach was used to collect, generate and synthesise data. A systematic review of peer-reviewed published l... Read More about Exploring pharmacist prescribing in hospitals in Scotland, with a focus on antimicrobials..

Well engineering concepts to make methane gas hydrate exploitation affordable. (2011)
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STEWART, D. 2011. Well engineering concepts to make methane gas hydrate exploitation affordable. Robert Gordon University, DEng thesis.

There are anticipated to be substantial global deposits of land and seabed methane gas hydrates. The volume of methane gas trapped in these methane gas hydrates is calculated to be at least twice the volume of current global reserves of oil & gas as... Read More about Well engineering concepts to make methane gas hydrate exploitation affordable..

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)
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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 impact of CAAD on design methodology and visual thinking in architectural education. (2011)
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SALMAN, H.S. 2011. The impact of CAAD on design methodology and visual thinking in architectural education. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

This thesis aims to explore the potential impact of Computer Aided Architectural Design (CAAD) as a conceptual design tool on the design methodology of final year students. Many design studies have focused on sketching and its relationship with creat... Read More about The impact of CAAD on design methodology and visual thinking in architectural education..

The synthesis of aza-dipyrromethenes as potential pdt agents and measurement of singlet oxygen generation. (2011)
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CASSIDY, S.M. 2011. The synthesis of aza-dipyrromethenes as potential pdt agents and measurement of singlet oxygen generation. Robert Gordon University, MRes thesis.

Photodynamic therapy is a relatively new treatment for various cancers and other diseases using a photosensistiser that produces cytotoxic singlet oxygen (1O2) after light irradiation. Current approved photosensitisers have limitations, such as a low... Read More about The synthesis of aza-dipyrromethenes as potential pdt agents and measurement of singlet oxygen generation..