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A chemical kinetic interpretation of the octane appetite of modern gasoline engines
(Elsevier, 20180629)Fuel antiknock quality is a critical property with respect to the effective design of nextgeneration sparkignition engines which aim to have increased efficiency, and lower emissions. Increasing evidence in the literature ... 
Developing detailed chemical kinetic mechanisms for fuel combustion
(Elsevier, 20180701)This paper discusses a brief history of chemical kinetic modeling, with some emphasis on the development of chemical kinetic mechanisms describing fuel oxidation. At high temperatures, the important reactions tend to be ... 
Small ester combustion chemistry: Computational kinetics and experimental study of methyl acetate and ethyl acetate
(Elsevier, 20180717)Small esters represent an important class of high octane biofuels for advanced spark ignition engines. They qualify for stringent fuel screening standards and could be synthesized through various pathways. In this work, ... 
New experimental insights into acetylene oxidation through novel ignition delay times, laminar burning velocities and chemical kinetic modelling
(Elsevier, 20180803)The oxidation of acetylene is central to the oxidation of virtually all hydrocarbon fuels. It is also important for commercial industry, due to its wide range of applications such as flame photometry, atomic absorption, ... 
Genus two partition and correlation functions for fermionic vertex operator superalgebras II
(20181018)We define and compute the continuous orbifold partition function and a generating function for all npoint correlation functions for the rank two free fermion vertex operator superalgebra on a genus two Riemann surface ... 
Genus two zhu theory for vertex operator algebras
(20161027)We consider correlation functions for a vertex operator algebra on a genus two Riemann surface formed by sewing two tori together. We describe a generalisation of genus one Zhu recursion where we express an arbitrary genus ... 
N=2 and N=4 subalgebras of super vertex operator algebras
(IOP Publishing, 20180110)We develop criteria to decide if an N=2 or N=4 super conformal algebra is a subalgebra of a super vertex operator algebra in general, and of a super lattice theory in particular. We give some specific examples. 
Zhu reduction for Jacobi npoint functions and applications
(20170623)We establish precise Zhu reduction formulas for Jacobi npoint functions which show the absence of any possible poles arising in these formulas. We then exploit this to produce results concerning the structure of strongly ... 
Genus two virasoro correlation functions for vertex operator algebras
(20161206)We consider all genus two correlation functions for the Virasoro vacuum descendants of a vertex operator algebra. These are described in terms of explicit generating functions that can be combinatorially expressed in terms ... 
On exceptional vertex operator (Super) algebras
(Springer, 20141001)We consider exceptional vertex operator algebras and vertex operator superalgebras with the property that particular Casimir vectors constructed from the primary vectors of lowest conformal weight are Virasoro descendents ... 
Vertex algebras according to Isaac Newton
(IOP Publishing, 20170908)We give an introduction to vertex algebras using elementary forward difference methods originally due to Isaac Newton. 
An experimental, theoretical, and modeling study of the ignition behavior of cyclopentanone
(Elsevier, 20180705)The ignition delay times of cyclopentanone in air were measured using a high pressure shock tube (HPST) and a rapid compression machine (RCM) over the temperature range of 7941368 K at P = 15 and 30 bar and at equivalence ... 
Comparison of performance of an earthen plate and nafion as membrane separators in dual chamber microbial fuel cells
(Universitatea Tehnica "Gheorghe Asachi" Iasi. Editura Politehnium, Romania, 201802)The performance of microbial fuel cells (MFC) employing an earthen plate as a membrane separator is compared to that using Nafion 117 in an identical upflow dualchambered cylindrical cell configuration. The MFC configuration ... 
Bioelectrochemical HaberBosch process: An ammoniaproducing H2/N2 fuel cell
(Wiley, 20170203)Nitrogenases are the only enzymes known to reduce molecular nitrogen (N2) to ammonia (NH3). By using methyl viologen (N, N'dimethyl4,4'bipyridinium) to shuttle electrons to nitrogenase, N2 reduction to NH3 can be ... 
Extracellular electron transfer by the grampositive bacterium enterococcus faecalis
(American Chemical Society, 20180710)Extracellular electron transfer (EET) in microbial cells is essential for certain biotechnological applications and contributes to the biogeochemical cycling of elements and syntrophic microbial metabolism in complex natural ... 
The in vivo potentialregulated protective protein of nitrogenase in azotobacter vinelandii supports aerobic bioelectrochemical dinitrogen reduction in vitro
(American Chemical Society, 20170608)Nitrogenase, the only enzyme known to be able to reduce dinitrogen (N2) to ammonia (NH3), is irreversibly damaged upon exposure to molecular oxygen (O2). Several microbes, however, are able to grow aerobically and ... 
Amperometric flow injection analysis of glucose and galactose based on engineered pyranose 2oxidases and osmium polymers for biosensor applications
(Wiley, 20180425)In the present study, wild type and three mutants of pyranose 2oxidase (PyOxWT, PyOxMT1, PyOxMT2, PyOxMT3), which showed improved properties for Dgalactose oxidation, were investigated for their oxidising ability ... 
Multiplexed electrochemical cancer diagnostics with automated microfluidics
(Wiley, 20181127)Microfluidic platforms can lead to miniaturisation, increased throughput and reduced reagent consumption, particularly when the processes are automated. Here, a programmable microcontroller is used for automation of a ... 
Species measurements of the particulate matter reducing additive tri–propylene glycol monomethyl ether
(Elsevier, 20180723)Reducing particulate matter formation and emissions by using fuel additives is a topic of interest for the petrochemical and automotive engineering industries. A compound which has been shown to be effective in this regard ... 
Entertaining physics education: using an astronomy board game to enhance student learning and motivation
(GIREPMPTL 2018, 20180709)This study examines the effects of a novel Astronomy Board Game on students science performance, their attitudes towards learning Science through games and their perception of scientists. Postprimary students in Ireland ...