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The kinetics of non-catalyzed supercritical water reforming of ethanol
(University of Missouri--Columbia, 2008)
Agriculturally produced ethanol, a renewable resource, may be reformed noncatalytically into hydrogen by a novel process utilizing supercritical water, which acts synergistically both as a solvent and as a reactant. By ...
Chemical modifications to produce soy-based polyols
(University of Missouri--Columbia, 2009)
This project comprises several chemical routes to produce soy-based polyols for future use in polyurethane foam applications. Soybean oil was polymerized by heat and catalyst to increase molecular weight, and viscosity for ...
Gas adsorption on highly-purified magnesium oxide
([University of Missouri--Columbia], 2014)
[ACCESS RESTRICTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI AT AUTHOR'S REQUEST.] As one of the most commonly used materials, magnesium oxide (also known as magnesia or MgO) has many applications in the modern world because it is light, chemically stable...
Innovative immersion approach to retention of African-American 1st year chemical engineers
(University of Missouri--Columbia, 2020)
Students that identify as Black1, chemical engineers, and 1st-year undergraduates face unique circumstances along with perspectives that have not been assessed in depth. This pilot study aims to highlight the challenges ...
Large-scale fabrication of SiC nanofibers and plasma interface engineering of polymer nanocomposites and dental composite restoration
(University of Missouri--Columbia, 2010)
[ACCESS RESTRICTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI AT REQUEST OF AUTHOR.] SiC nanofibers in gram-scale per batch were synthesized by chemical vapor deposition. A systematic comparison of different sized graphite and multi-walled carbon nanotubes...
Fabrication and optimization of three-dimensional metamaterials for terahertz energy-harvesting
(University of Missouri--Columbia, 2018)
Metamaterials typically consist of metallic and dielectric repeating structures. Electrodeposition of copper is the preferred approach to fabricating the metallic part of the metamaterials of interest in this study. The ...