The dye and pigment industry is identified as one of the biggest pollutive and toxic industries. For instance, the textile dye industry is the second largest water polluter, producing 20% of the world's wastewater using 800,000 tones of synthetic dyes annually. Many of the dyes and chemicals used have been highlighted as causing irretrievable damage to the environment, health of workers and citizens near the facilities.
Lite-1 utilizes innovative technologies like synthetic biology and biofabrication in pursuit of a novel solution.
SFU will be collaborating with partners of a supercluster on the Continuous Connected Patient Care (CCPC) Platform, which is being developed to provide safe, responsive, and high-quality outpatient care at home. We will be working directly with our partner, Medtronic Canada. SFU’s will focus on the research, development, and testing of medical grade wearable sensor systems for untethered and continuous monitoring of vital patient parameters including SpO2, pulse rate, respiration rate, activity, and blood pressure.
In the proposed project, a series of computer-aided simulations will be conducted to determine the thermal behaviour of engine components in the presence of a fire inside the engine. The goal is to predict the heat transfer rate into the components, and the behaviour of the oil found inside those components.
As the "second skin" (Horn, 1981) for many of us, clothing has become an indispensable part of our everyday life. The growing awareness and interest in sustainable clothing allow us to examine the correlation between sustainable consumer culture and the recent "eco-conscious" cultural movements. The proposed three-component mixed-method will give us the opportunity to understand how Gen Z and Millennial consumers construct narratives and imageries about collaborative clothing consumption.
The small-scale food processing industry is underrepresented within scholarly and industry discourses,
despite its vital role in local economies, food systems, supply chains, and Canadian food security. How
can a financing model developed by the Small Scale Food Processors Association (SSFPA) best enable
its members to continue to innovate, support local economies, and contribute to the security of the
Canadian food system?
The intern will be working on a project to develop a new type of coating that is resistant to water, fire, and damage. This coating is made up of several layers, including an omniphobic layer that repels water, a fire-retardant layer that prevents flames from spreading, and a self-healing layer that can repair itself if damaged. The goal of this project is to create a multi-functional coating that can be used in a variety of industries to protect against water damage and fires while also being durable and long-lasting.
Developing new high performance steels for vehicle lightweighting applications is essential for reducing transport emissions and for maintaining Canada’s competitive manufacturing base. Stelco have been collaborating with McMaster University and with the CanmetMATERIALS (CMAT) laboratory to design advanced hot rolled alloys for this purpose. Promising results from pilot scale trials at CMAT have now been duplicated in full scale industrial trials. However, more work is required to better understand and optimise some of the processing parameters.
Siemens Energy develops and maintains a wide range of industrial compressors, as these are key components of many industrial processes. For its range of turbo compressors Siemens Energy has developed an internal compressor engineering system, which is a collection of engineering analysis tools used to assess the thermodynamic performance as well as to check the design against various mechanical criteria.
Ground engaging tools (GET), working under severe wear conditions, sometimes fail shortly after putting into service by fracturing at crawler shoes or severe wear at shovel teeth. The problem can be partially solved by improving the toughness of crawler shoes and shovel teeth. This proposal addresses the problem by developing a new heat-treatment procedure to improve the toughness. The specific method to achieve such an improvement will be deep cryogenic treatment, i.e., cooling down to -180 C.
This research addresses the vibration performance of mass timber floors, which is crucial for their structural design and maximum allowable span. As mass timber construction is relatively new, there is a lack of specific design
guidance, especially for floors with beam supports and concrete toppings. Our goal is to assess the vibration serviceability of a large-scale mass timber floor with glulam beam supports using vibration testing and subjective
evaluation. The outcomes will provide valuable data for the industry partner to support the design of vibrationresistant mass timber floors.