One of the major objectives of the Western. Coniferous Biome is to understand the relation between terrestrial ecosystems and the chemical and biological properties of drainage waters. The first year of study on such a program has been completed and has primarily entailed a year of descriptive studies.
Expansive soils in Eugene, Oregon present a problem to
residents, consultants, contractors, and the city government. During
the years 1977 to 1979, the nature and extent of the problem was
identified, including an outline of the local occurrence of expansive
soils and possible engineering solutions to the most often encountered...
Indole-3-carbinol (I3C) and butylated hydroxyanisole (BHA), anti-carcinogens
present in the human diet, were tested for their in vivo
and in vitro effect on aflatoxin B₁. (AFB₁) metabolism, and DNA adduct
formation in the rainbow trout. Dietary BHA at either 0.3 or 0.03%
had no effect on the hepatic tumor incidence...
The asymptotic convergence acceleration method used in steady
state process simulation is examined in detail, and a criterion is
developed to decide when it should be applied. The criterion is related
to the rate of convergence of each variable and does not require any
prejudgment of its tolerance level by...