An inspection model is considered in which inspections are
hazardous to the device being monitored. The model is formulated as
a partially observable Markov decision process. Previous research
has determined the optimal ongoing inspection policies for a previously inspected device. In this thesis, the optimal inspection
initiation policies are investigated...
Aerobic heterotrophic bacteria associated with oyster larvae feed
algae Isochrysis galbana, Monochrysis lutheri and Pseudoisochrysis
paradoxa were isolated and enumerated. The bacterial numbers ranged
from 7.8x10³ to 3.9x10⁶ CFU per ml. The bacteria associated with
Pseudoisochrysis sp. were identified and the majority of isolates
belonged to genera Leucothrix (51%). Also...
The objective of this study was to determine the effects of processing
on sodium - potassium and calcium - phosphorus ratios in tuna canned in
oil and in water, peanut butter, white and whole wheat flours. Mineral
levels were determined by atomic absorption spectrophotometry in food
samples at various stages...