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The development of analytical methods to elucidate the chemical forms of Cu, Zn, Cd and Pb in soil contaminated by sewage sludge and other effluents. (1990)
Thesis
PARK, J.S. 1990. The development of analytical methods to elucidate the chemical forms of Cu, Zn, Cd and Pb in soil contaminated by sewage sludge and other effluents. Council for National Academic Awards, PhD thesis.

The contents of this thesis describes the development of an analytical method to determine the chemical speciation of heavy metals in soils contaminted by sewage sludge and distillery wastes. Chapter one serves as an introduction discussing the vario... Read More about The development of analytical methods to elucidate the chemical forms of Cu, Zn, Cd and Pb in soil contaminated by sewage sludge and other effluents..

Interactions of platinum compounds with heterocyclic bases. (1990)
Thesis
TAYLOR, L.M. 1990. Interactions of platinum compounds with heterocyclic bases. Robert Gordon's Institute of Technology, PhD thesis.

It is generally accepted that platinum antitumoar drugs bind, preferentially, to Guanine N7 in DNA. Thus the kinetics of formation and the energetics of dissociation of platinum-nitrogen bonding have been investigated, using simple model bases, namel... Read More about Interactions of platinum compounds with heterocyclic bases..

Charles Booth: the examination of poverty. (1990)
Journal Article
SPICKER, P. 1990. Charles Booth: the examination of poverty. Social policy and administration [online], 24(1), pages 21-38. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-9515.1990.tb00322.x

Charles Booth's studies of poverty are widely misrepresented in the literature of social policy. His work is commonly bracketed with Rowntree's, but his methods were quite different. His definition of poverty was explicitly relative; he based the des... Read More about Charles Booth: the examination of poverty..

Social work and self-determination. (1990)
Journal Article
SPICKER, P. 1990. Social work and self-determination. British journal of social work [online], 20(3), pages 221-236. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1093...rdjournals.bjsw.a055683

Self-determination is a curious concept, related to, but not quite the same as, freedom and autonomy. As an ethical principle, the principle of self-determination bears little relationship to the way social workers behave. It is used as if clients we... Read More about Social work and self-determination..

The provision of health care in remote hostile environments. (1990)
Thesis
BREBNER, J.A. 1990. The provision of health care in remote hostile environments. Robert Gordon Institute of Technology, PhD thesis.

The health care of those who work in remote places associated with hostile environments is reviewed, concentrating on the offshore oil industry and Antarctic populations. An understanding of associated environmental hazards is essential for adequate... Read More about The provision of health care in remote hostile environments..

Schools of librarianship and continuing education in Britain: part one. (1989)
Journal Article
JOHNSON, I.M. 1989. Schools of librarianship and continuing education in Britain: part one. Journal of education for library and information science, 30(2), pages 136-140.

In Britain the schools of librarianship are generally expected by the professional to provide some forms of continuing education. Some have indeed made a considerable contribution to the development of continuing professional education in the last tw... Read More about Schools of librarianship and continuing education in Britain: part one..

Managing labour under extreme risk: collective bargaining in the North Sea Oil industry. (1989)
Thesis
THOM, A.A. 1989. Managing labour under extreme risk: collective bargaining in the North Sea Oil industry. Council of National Academic Awards, PhD thesis.

The thesis is concerned with the means by which labour is managed in the young, turbulent and high risk industry of North Sea oil extraction. To explain this, the study had to extend beyond the more usual focus of research attention, the inmediate re... Read More about Managing labour under extreme risk: collective bargaining in the North Sea Oil industry..

Poverty and depressed estates: a critique of Utopia on trial. (1987)
Journal Article
SPICKER, P. 1987. Poverty and depressed estates: a critique of Utopia on trial. Housing studies [online], 2(4), pages 283-292. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/02673038708720608

Alice Coleman's Utopia on Trial explains the incidence of social problems in council housing in terms of the design of the estates. This paper offers an alternative explanation. Many issues which appear to be problems of planning, design, maintenance... Read More about Poverty and depressed estates: a critique of Utopia on trial..

Partial discharge measurements in high voltage motors. (1987)
Thesis
BUCHAN, J.G. 1987. Partial discharge measurements in high voltage motors. Council for National Academic Awards, PhD thesis.

The work presented in this thesis is concerned with the development of an on-line technique for detecting and locating partial discharges in the stator winding of a high voltage electrical machine. This technique forms part of an on-line health monit... Read More about Partial discharge measurements in high voltage motors..

Concepts of need in housing allocation. (1987)
Journal Article
SPICKER, P. 1987. Concepts of need in housing allocation. Policy and politics [online], 15(1), pages 17-27. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1332/030557387782514636

Policies for the allocation of council housing are subject to considerable local variation. Despite the differences, the schemes which housing departments have developed seem often to reflect a common understanding of the concept of 'need'. Their emp... Read More about Concepts of need in housing allocation..

Flow induced acoustic resonances in heat exchangers. (1986)
Thesis
RAE, G.J. 1986. Flow induced acoustic resonances in heat exchangers. Council for National Academic Awads, PhD thesis.

This thesis describes an investigation into the acoustic phenomenon in in-line tubular heat exchangers subjected to cross flow. The flow through such a heat exchanger can result in the production of very high noise levels, which occur as a result of... Read More about Flow induced acoustic resonances in heat exchangers..

The effects of postoperative metabolic support on lipolytic rates in patients undergoing elective abdominal surgery. (1986)
Journal Article
BROOM, J., BRACKENRIDGE, I.E., SIMPSON, E., MILLER, J.D.B. and MORRISON, I. 1986. The effects of postoperative metabolic support on lipolytic rates in patients undergoing elective abdominal surgery. Proceedings of the Nutrition Society [online], 45(1), page 20A. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1079/PNS19860042

The metabolic response to trauma is associated with mobilization of energy substrates including fat or fat-derived substrates.

A study of the time course of fructose-2, 6-bisphosphate production in a septic mouse model. (1986)
Journal Article
HEPBURN, D., BROOM, J. and SMITH, D.J. 1986. A study of the time course of fructose-2, 6-bisphosphate production in a septic mouse model. Proceedings of the Nutrition Society [online], 45(1), page 33A. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1079/PNS19860044

Where sepsis occurs in the post-surgical period, mortality rates tend to be high. In sepsis, metabolism is grossly disrupted with glucose becoming the preferred fuel for energy provision even where ketogenesis has been promoted.

Education and training of library technicians in Czechoslovakia. (1984)
Journal Article
JOHNSON, I.M. 1984. Education and training of library technicians in Czechoslovakia. International library review [online], 16(3), pages 247-270. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/0020-7837(84)90003-7

Czechoslovakia, since 1969, has been a federal state of two nations. The Czech Socialist Republic (CSR) covers the western areas of the country, traditionally known as Bohemia and Moravia. The eastern portion, Slovakia, forms the Slovak Socialist Rep... Read More about Education and training of library technicians in Czechoslovakia..

The machine refinement of raw graphic data for translation into a low level data base for computer aided architectural design (CAAD). (1984)
Thesis
LEIFER, D.M. 1984. The machine refinement of raw graphic data for translation into a low level data base for computer aided architectural design (CAAD). Robert Gordon's Institute of Technology, PhD thesis.

It is argued that a significant feature which acts as a disincentive against the adoption of CAAD systems by small private architectural practices, is the awkwardness of communicating with computers when compared with traditional drawing board techni... Read More about The machine refinement of raw graphic data for translation into a low level data base for computer aided architectural design (CAAD)..

Computer aids for the design of large scale integrated circuits. (1983)
Thesis
SWAN, G. B. 1983. Computer aids for the design of large scale integrated circuits. Council for National Academic Awards, PhD thesis.

The work described in this thesis is concerned with the development of CADIC (Computer Aided Design of Integrated Circuits), a suite of computer programs which allows the user to design integrated circuit layouts at the geometric level. Initially, a... Read More about Computer aids for the design of large scale integrated circuits..

Adaptive control of communication networks using learning automata. (1982)
Thesis
CHRYSTALL, M.S. 1982. Adaptive control of communication networks using learning automata. Council for National Academic Rewards (CNAA), PhD thesis.

This research investigates communications network routing procedures, based on distributed learning automata concepts for circuit and packet switched networks. For this application, the learning automaton is shown to be an ideal adaptive control mech... Read More about Adaptive control of communication networks using learning automata..

An investigation of eddy diffusivities of momentum and heat in circular pipes. (1981)
Thesis
CHEONG-KI, C. 1981. An investigation of eddy diffusivities of momentum and heat in circular pipes. Council for National Academic Awards, PhD thesis.

The theoretical analysis of the present work was based on a thermodynamic approach, using the method of inference. An analysis was made to find the macroscopic turbulence transport properties from the description of microscopic behaviour of entities... Read More about An investigation of eddy diffusivities of momentum and heat in circular pipes..

Influence of environmental conditions and architectural form on the design and thermal performance of the flat-plate solar collector system. (1981)
Thesis
ROBERTSON, P. 1981. Influence of environmental conditions and architectural form on the design and thermal performance of the flat-plate solar collector system. Robert Gordon's Institute of Technology, PhD thesis.

Solar heating systems, by the nature of their design and inherent thermal mass, are sensitive to the changes in the prevailing climatic conditions. A computer program has been developed to predict and display the dynamic performance of solar water he... Read More about Influence of environmental conditions and architectural form on the design and thermal performance of the flat-plate solar collector system..

Changes in body composition after thermal injury in the rat. (1979)
Journal Article
AL SHAMMA, G.A., GOLL. C.C., BAIRD, T.B., BROOM, J., NICHOLAS, G.A. and RICHARDS, J.R. 1979. Changes in body composition after thermal injury in the rat. British journal of nutrition [online], 42(3), pages 367-375. Available at: https://doi.org/10.1079/BJN19790126

1. The effects on body composition, measured by direct techniques, of a controlled 25% body-surfacearea thermal injury have been studied in two groups of forty male Wistar rats. 2. The extent of weight loss in the animals was directly related to thei... Read More about Changes in body composition after thermal injury in the rat..