Surface Functionalization of Hydrolyzed Fish Collagen and Collagen Peptides using Green Methods for Applications in Cosmetic

This research explores the different functional properties that hydrolyzed fish collagen and collagen peptides have after modifications. Hydrolyzed fish collagen and collagen peptides are significantly ‘smaller’ than collagen molecules after hydrolysis. Low molecular weight (LMW) C1-C4 collagen molecules under investigation are 3-8 kDa in size, which collagen on its own tend to exist at a molecular weight of 300 000 Da. Collagen from each different species exhibits different functional properties, but can be modified to exhibit a desired property.

Hyivy device as non-hormonal therapeutic for endometriosis

Hyivy Health and McMaster University are collaborating on a research study around the effects of the Hyivy Therapy Device as a non-hormonal therapeutic for people with endometriosis. The goal is to track the effects on chronic pelvic pain while exploring the impact on quality of life, usability, and sexual function. Results of this study will provide a new strategy for people suffering with endometriosis to manage their pain.

Wire Arc Additive Manufacturing for automated repair and restoration in remanufacturing: the case of martensitic stainless-steel components

The proposed Mitacs E-Accelerate project mainly focuses on developing the application of the wire arc additive manufacturing technique as an alternative automated repair and restoration method for current manual processes implemented in Canadian industrial sectors. The main barrier toward the application of the wire arc additive manufacturing as a repair/restoration technique is the challenges in the resultant mechanical and electrochemical response of the restored component.

Wastewater Testing of SARS-Co-V2 in treatment plants in First Nation Communities

SARS-CoV-2, the virus causing COVID-19, is found in the stool of the infected individuals and eventually ended up at the wastewater treatment plants. Since COVID-19 pandemic started, researchers all around the world have been investigating SARS-CoV-2 in wastewater to understand fate of SARS-CoV-2 and predict a potential outbreak by monitoring wastewater for the detection and quantitation of SARS-CoV-2. Wastewater treatment plants, especially which don’t have disinfection processes, may not able to remove SARS-CoV-2 from wastewater.

An investigation into Dynamic Bluetooth Mesh

Audyse Technology is currently developing a Bluetooth communication system to be embedded into personal protective equipment for people who work in environments with consistent noise, this includes factory workers, construction, land scaping, as well as recreational activities such as motorcycling. Current Bluetooth provides point to point connections and can generally support two (sometimes three) devices connected at once. This will not work for scenarios where multiple people need to talk to each other at once and are spread out over a range that standard Bluetooth will not work.

Generation of small molecule from pharmaceuticals waste via thermochemical conversation

In the shadow of a worldwide pandemic, the importance and need for pharmaceutical research is abundantly clear. In Canada alone, 25 billion units of pharmaceuticals are dispensed every year, and of that 30% of the total product ends up as waste, about 1.1 million kilograms per year. How these pharmaceuticals are wasted has impacts both economically and environmentally. Thermochemical conversion is a method to thermally decompose the waste pharmaceuticals in order to convert them into high value added materials. This process leads to obtain a carbon based material called char and a rich oil.

Improving stirred milling performance by selecting suitable media type with optimum bead sizing

This research intends to investigate the impact of media type and size on stirred mill performance. Stirred milling tests will be performed with ceramic medias of different mechanical properties and sizing. The energy-size reduction relationships under each test condition will be analyzed. The effect of media type and size on media wear rate will also be investigated as the media cost accounts for alarge portion of the total cost of stirred milling process.

Technology Development to Support Drinking Water Treatment Response to Climate Change and Increasingly Variable Source Water Quality

The physico-chemical processes of coagulation, flocculation, clarification, and filtration, collectively referred to as “chemically-assisted filtration” (CAF), are integral to resilient drinking water treatment—their use to ensure the provision of safe drinking water is therefore a regulatory requirement across North America. Treatment credits are assigned based on achievement of filtered water turbidity targets.

Vapor-phase processing of nickel for EV batteries and Metal Additive Manufacturing

The proposed research project aims at technology for environmentally benign recycling of nickel. Theprocess entails conversion of nickel found in the “black mass” from recycled Ni-based batteries intonickel carbonyl, Ni(CO)4, by reaction with CO at modest temperatures around 50-120°C (pressuredependent).Only nickel carbonyl is volatile under these conditions and is easily separated from othermetals and residual materials found in the “black mass”. Downstream, the nickel tetracarbonyl vaporsare introduced into a high-temperature zone (ca.

Design of asphalt mixes using pyrolysis products

This project will support a Master’s UNB student to investigate the impact of including pyrolysis products (bio-oil and biochar) in asphalt mixtures by designing asphalt mixes that meet the requirements set for pavement applications. The use of carbon-rich bio-oil and biochar; could positively impact the properties and rate of oxidation of asphalt materials. Also, the use of biomaterials contributes to the sequestration of carbon, preventing the creation and emission of carbon dioxide. Ensyn will provide the material (i.e.