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Eco-friendly nanotechnology-based anti-fouling technologies for maritime industries

Eco-friendly nanotechnology-based anti-fouling technologies for maritime industries

  • 2/25/2018 10:34:00 PM
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Marine biofouling is the unwanted growth and accumulation of organisms on submerged man-made surfaces, such as vessel hulls, buoys, nets, pipers, prier pilings and membranes of desalination plants. Biofouling organisms, ranging from the size of tenths of a millimeter to centimeters, cause numerous technical and economic problems to maritime industries.
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Establishing and researching school gardens in Oman as a resource for improving educational and health outcomes

Establishing and researching school gardens in Oman as a resource for improving educational and health outcomes

  • 1/20/2018 11:09:00 PM
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Like  many  other  countries  where  the  standard  of  living  is  rising,  the  Sultanate  of  Oman  is  facing  a potentially  serious  increase  in  what  are  now  termed  ‘lifestyle’  diseases. The  lifestyle  factors  that  contribute  to  those diseases  are  poor  diet  and limited  exercise.  A  school  gardening  project  being  implemented  in  Oman  is  intended  to  improve  educational outcomes  across the  curriculum  in  the  short  term,  but  also  dietary  outcomes  in  the...
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A novel use of DRPs as flow pattern modifiers in Oil and Water Flow - Increasing oil production and cutting used energy 

A novel use of DRPs as flow pattern modifiers in Oil and Water Flow - Increasing oil production and cutting used energy 

  • 1/15/2018 11:41:00 PM
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Extensive studies on adding very small amounts of polymer in single phase flows have reported a significant reduction in frictional drag, which is manifested as a decrease in the pressure drop for a given flow rate, or vice versa. Drag-reducing polymers (DRP) are long-chain, ultra-high molecular weight polymers. The effectiveness of a drag reducer is normally expressed in terms of per cent drag reduction. The first commercial application of drag reduction technology in a crude oil pipeline was t...
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