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Kyari Yates

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Demulsification and recycling of spent oil based drilling fluid as nanofiller for polyamide 6 nanocomposites. (2016)
Thesis
ADEGBOTOLU, U.V. 2016. Demulsification and recycling of spent oil based drilling fluid as nanofiller for polyamide 6 nanocomposites. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

Spent oil-based drilling fluid and cutting wastes are global liabilities due to their hazardous hydrocarbon content, which impacts negatively on flora, fauna, and global carbon footprint. The formulation of two demulsifiers to ensure chemically-enhan... Read More about Demulsification and recycling of spent oil based drilling fluid as nanofiller for polyamide 6 nanocomposites..

Thermal stability, flame retardancy and mechanical properties of polyamide/montmorillonite nanocomposites prepared by melt processing. (2016)
Presentation / Conference
SIDDIQUE, S., YATES, K. and NJUGUNA, J. 2016. Thermal stability, flame retardancy and mechanical properties of polyamide/montmorillonite nanocomposites prepared by melt processing. Presented at the 3rd International conference on structural nano composites (NANOSTRUC 2016), 12-16 September 2016, Aberdeen, UK.

The increase in thermal stability, flame retardancy, and mechanical properties of Polyamide 6 (PA6)/montmorillonite (MMT) nanocomposites open a new research window in respect to successful technical application of PA6/MMT nanocomposites on the indust... Read More about Thermal stability, flame retardancy and mechanical properties of polyamide/montmorillonite nanocomposites prepared by melt processing..

Evaluation of spot and passive sampling for monitoring, flux estimation and risk assessment of pesticides within the constraints of a typical regulatory monitoring scheme. (2016)
Journal Article
ZHANG, Z., TROLDBORG, M., YATES, K., OSPREY, M., KERR, C., HALLETT, P.D., BAGGALEY, H., RHIND, S.M., DAWSON, J.J.C. and HOUGH, R.L. 2016. Evaluation of spot and passive sampling for monitoring, flux estimation and risk assessment of pesticides within the constraints of a typical regulatory monitoring scheme. Science of the total environment [online], 569-570, pages 1369-1379. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2016.06.219

In many agricultural catchments of Europe and North America, pesticides occur at generally low concentrations with significant temporal variation. This poses several challenges for both monitoring and understanding ecological risks/impacts of these c... Read More about Evaluation of spot and passive sampling for monitoring, flux estimation and risk assessment of pesticides within the constraints of a typical regulatory monitoring scheme..