Green Marine Engine Exhaust Membrane Scrubber Technology for Removal of CAC and GHGs

Ionada has developed a patented marine exhaust gas cleaning system utilizing the latest in membrane technologies to provide the marine industry with a simple solution to save money and satisfy new International Marine Organizations (IMO) emission requirements. The intern will implement (install/retrofit/integrate) Ionada’s product onto existing ships with the aim of improving and optimizing the ship’s exhaust system.

Effectively Communicating Triple Bottom Line: Investor Appetite for CSR at TransCanada

Triple bottom line is the nexus between the environmental, societal and financial performance of an organization. The corporate social responsibility (CSR) department of TransCanada is responsible for strategy & communication of information related to the environmental and social performance of the firm. This information is intended for use by a wide variety of stakeholders, including shareholders and potential investors, who are interested in understanding the context of non-financial performance in driving corporate profits.

Facies control on fracture characteristics in the Cardium

Hydrocarbon production from the Cardium Formation of the Western Canada Sedimentary Basin peaked in the 1970’s. However, in recent years multistage hydrological fractured horizontal wells have unlocked large volumes of oil from low porosity permeability thin-bedded sandstones, laminated shales, and the bioturbated muddy sandstones. However, the geometry of the induced fractures is poorly understood. The proposed internship research project will analyze and compile a database of hydraulic completion data for different sedimentary facies using internal Penn West data.

Scalable Training of Classification Systems Using Heterogeneous Input Data

Effective monitoring is an important component in safety and security related applications. Equipment failure, trespassing, theft and vandalism are all regular occurrences that the companies must deal with. These kinds of problems emphasize the importance of designing a state-of-the-art system for monitoring. In this project a system will be devised and trained to detect different moving-objects (pedestrians at the first step) and classify them into different groups. The system will be trained steadily by adding missing targets to the initial database.

Investigation of sulphur compound behaviour on surface operations on offshore platforms

The process of an oil and gas reservoir being “soured” by hydrogen sulphide is complex due to the many operations (e.g. changing production methods and waterflooding). The phenomena of souring occurs in most reservoirs were secondary or enhanced oil/gas recovery takes place. Hydrogen sulphide casues a number of operational and safety problems such as scaling, air quality issues, and corrosion. Due to the reactivity of sulphur, the process that produces the hydrogen sulphide and related sulphur compunds is a complex chemical and biological process.

Energy Assessment and Cost-Benefit Analysis for selected industrial and commercial Enbridge Gas Distribution (EGD) Customers

The objective of this proposal is to do energy assessment and cost-benefits analyses among selected industrial and commercial Enbridge Gas Distribution (EGD) customers, engaging Ryerson faculty and students. EGD operates defamed side management (DSM) programs to encourage its industrial customers to adopt energy saving equipment and strategies to reduce the natural gas consumption. As a part of DSM program, EGD is partnering with Ryerson University to undertake the energy assessments for small and medium size industrial customers.

Obesity Research

The goal of this study is to look at the effects of healthy lifestyle on obesity status in men who are middle aged, slightly overweight and don’t exercise. This study will use exercise and nutrition guidelines to look at their effect on some of the hormones which maintain healthy body weight. Subjects enrolled in this research will engage in healthy eating and exercise training for 3 months as well as have various tests during the study to see how you change during this period of time.

Ice thickness measurement using P-Band radar

Sea ice thickness measurement is very important since it can be considered as an indicator of the state of ocean circulation and associated air-sea heat exchange within the Polar Regions. As a result, it can have a significant impact on global heat balance and ocean thermohaline circulation. However, obtaining sea ice thickness in a large area with sufficiently high accuracy and sensitivity is very challenging since it shows a great amount of spatial and temporal variability. The approaches reported in the past have significant restrictions in penetration depth, sensitivity and logistics.

Passive magnetic method to inspect corrosion of reinforced concrete

Non destructive testing (NDT) methods are way to assess health condition of structures and infrastructures like bridges, underground pipelines, and buildings. Different kind of physical properties of material are basis of NDT methods. The most important of these properties are wave’s velocity, electrical conductivity, electro-magnetic, and magnetic properties. Magnetic property is especial characteristic for such kind of metals which their name is ferromagnetic material. Iron and steel are main ferromagnetic materials for making infrastructures.

Geological and Geophysical Studies of Source and Reservoir Units in the Flemish Pass Basin, Offshore Newfoundland

Suncor Energy Inc. and Memorial University will collaborate on a research program for three Master’s student interns to study the crustal structure and geological history of the petroleum-bearing Flemish Pass Basin and adjoining Central Ridge, offshore Newfoundland and Labrador.