The objective of this research was to investigate the influence of physicochemical
properties of lignocellulosic biomass on the rate and extent of cellulose conversion, i.e.
the "hydrolyzability" of the substrate.
The initial two parts of this thesis investigated the interactions between various
components of pretreated biomass. The relevance of cellulase...
The fungi that cause mold and stain of freshly sawn lumber result in millions of
dollars in losses to the forest products industry. Stain and mold are typically prevented
by either kiln drying or by application of a topical fungicide. While these treatments are
effective, kiln drying is costly and...
The objective of this article is to present evidence for
the existence of seasonal variability in sea surface height
(SSH) anomaly in the Agulhas Retroflection region.
TOPEX/POSEIDON altimeter data are used to estimate
seasonal changes in the mesoscale SSH variability.
There is a seasonal oscillation of SSH variability characterized