Intestinal bacteria are now recognized as important for maintaining our health. Many questions remain about how these probiotic or health-promoting bacteria act to influence health, and how to use them to combat the numerous health problems associated with inflammation. The objectives of this research project are to determine how products made by one of these bacteria, Lactobacillus rhamnosus R0011, influence communication between certain cells important in our immune defences, intestinal epithelial cells and antigen-presenting cells. We have found that products of L.
In order to move towards a sustainable future, it is essential to develop environmentally friendly fuels for energy production. Hydrogen and ammonia are promising candidates for clean fuels as they do not harm the environment when utilized as fuels. Ammonia is one of the leading chemicals produced throughout the world. However, the hydrogen gas required in ammonia synthesis is produced from carbon entailing natural gas that results in various environmental detriments.
The field of plastic waste management is essential for sustainable society that utilizes plastic waste for energy production. Land filing and incineration of plastic waste has large environmental impacts due to GHG emissions. Thus, pyrolysis is considered a low environmental impact process with high value end products. RF thermal plasma technology will help reduce operating cost, cleaner thermal source, shorten reaction time and provide high quality hydrocarbon gasoline and diesel.