Understanding river water quality is critical for various purposes such as ensuring drinking water safety, protecting public health and aquatic habitat, monitoring pollution, and disease control. The traditional approach to investigating water quality is by acquiring water samples at fixed-locations, which is time and cost consuming and cannot discover spatial distribution of water quality over a large area. The goal of this proposal is using remote sensing imagery to provide a complementary method to map and monitor water quality in large areas at real time.
This project aims to test and fully develop a collaborative and adaptive root-cause analysis (CARCA) tool. Designed as an educational technology, the goal of this tool is to enhance learning and retention of knowledge and skills of Health, Safety, Environment, and Regulatory professionals in their incident/accident investigations. The project will extensively test the tool for individual-use andcollaborative-use in the industry partner's multiple departments. It will then identify the benefits and shortcomings of each methodology.
Including an abundant supply of natural gas, British Columbia will become a leading contender for liquefied natural gas (LNG) growth and export, which can support economic activity in the province for over 150 years. Simulation of LNG plants is critical since the investigation and review of critical plant design elements will significantly improve plant performance and the safety and reliability of plant operations. Furthermore, design changes can be implemented at a low cost providing significant savings during a plants lifetime.
Canada owns the largest heavy oil and bitumen reserves in the world. Unfortunately, extracting these hydrocarbons is difficult due to their high viscosity. Currently, the most popular strategy is to heat the bitumen using steam, but steam injection can be inefficient and is not suitable for all reservoirs. Radio frequency heating offers a flexible and efficient solution, but its implementation has been marred by the dynamic underground environment of the reservoir. Here, the changing electrical properties of the reservoir can lead to uneven heating or equipment damage.
Changes in management and/or ownership at projects can cause regression in corporate-stakeholder relationships, as the changing faces and attitudes can lead to breakdowns in communication, misunderstandings, and conflict. Failure to maintain positive relationships with stakeholders can lead to significant costs for proponents, and is frequently cited as one of the most pressing issues facing the mining industry.
Cahn-Hilliard, appears in mathematical physics, describes the motion of two phase separating from each other. It has a wide range of applications in diverse fields such as material sciences, nanotechnology and semiconductor fabrication. There is a considerable research interest in studying the solution of the equation; however, the exact solution is hard to find. Therefore, it is desirable to develop accurate and efficient numerical algorithms to solve the problem. Spectral method has been proved having very good approximation and fast computation speed.
The objective of this project is to develop lipid nanoparticle (LNP) reagents for the delivery of nucleic acids to turn off, or turn on target genes in hard-to-transfect neurons and stem cells in vitro and in vivo. A recent report (BCC Research, April 2011) observed that "51% of researchers employ cell-based techniques to perform transfection routinely.
Haskap berries are a recent arrival to the North American market. They have extremely high levels of bioactive compounds that are associated with various health benefits including antioxidant activity and the reduction of many degenerative diseases. This research investigates the use of Refractance Window (RW) drying for the production of a high quality haskap powder for LaHave Forests Inc. Benefits to the company include an assessment of the bioactive quality of the powder throughout the manufacturing process and during various storage conditions.
The Dasiqox tribal Park, one of Canada's most exciting current initiatives, was established in 2014 by the Tsilhqotin First Nation following the Supreme Court of Canadas landmark recognition of Tsilhqotin Title in their territory. Dr. Bhattacharyya has been invited to work with Yunesitin Development Enterprise, in collaboration with partnering First Nations and organizations, to develop a management plan for the Dasiqox Tribal Park.