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Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences - Papers: Part A

2014

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A Review Of Microfabrication Techniques And Dielectrophoretic Microdevices For Particle Manipulation And Separation, Ming Li, Weihua Li, Jun Zhang, Gursel Alici, Weijia Wen Jan 2014

A Review Of Microfabrication Techniques And Dielectrophoretic Microdevices For Particle Manipulation And Separation, Ming Li, Weihua Li, Jun Zhang, Gursel Alici, Weijia Wen

Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences - Papers: Part A

The development of lab-On-A-Chip (LOC) devices over the past decade has attracted growing interest. LOC devices aim to achieve the miniaturization, integration, automation and parallelization of biological and chemical assays. One of the applications, the ability to effectively and accurately manipulate and separate micro- and nano-scale particles in an aqueous solution, is particularly appealing in biological, chemical and medical fields. Among the technologies that have been developed and implemented in microfluidic microsystems for particle manipulation and separation (such as mechanical, inertial, hydrodynamic, acoustic, optical, magnetic and electrical methodologies), dielectrophoresis (DEP) may prove to be the most popular because of its ...


A Review On The Occurrence Of Micropollutants In The Aquatic Environment And Their Fate And Removal During Wastewater Treatment, Yunlong Luo, Wenshan Guo, Huu Hao Ngo, Long Duc Nghiem, Faisal Ibney Hai, Jian Zhang, Shuang Liang, Xiaochang C. Wang Jan 2014

A Review On The Occurrence Of Micropollutants In The Aquatic Environment And Their Fate And Removal During Wastewater Treatment, Yunlong Luo, Wenshan Guo, Huu Hao Ngo, Long Duc Nghiem, Faisal Ibney Hai, Jian Zhang, Shuang Liang, Xiaochang C. Wang

Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences - Papers: Part A

Micropollutants are emerging as a new challenge to the scientific community. This review provides a summary of the recent occurrence of micropollutants in the aquatic environment including sewage, surface water, groundwater and drinking water. The discharge of treated effluent from WWTPs is a major pathway for the introduction of micropollutants to surface water. WWTPs act as primary barriers against the spread of micropollutants. WWTP removal efficiency of the selected micropollutants in 14 countries/regions depicts compound-specific variation in removal, ranging from 12.5 to 100%. Advanced treatment processes, such as activated carbon adsorption, advanced oxidation processes, nanofiltration, reverse osmosis, and ...


A Critical Systematic Review Of Service Concretization Based On Bio-Inspired Approaches, Lijuan Wang, Jun Shen Jan 2014

A Critical Systematic Review Of Service Concretization Based On Bio-Inspired Approaches, Lijuan Wang, Jun Shen

Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences - Papers: Part A

In service-oriented computing, Web service selection is an important part of Web service composition. QoS attributes are used to distinguish Web services with same functionality. QoS-aware Web service selection and composition have attracted much attention in the past years. The Web service composition is achieved by solving the Web service concretization problem. The literature has presented two Web service concretization approaches, namely, local optimization approach and global optimization approach. There are three types of algorithmic methods in the global optimization approaches: optimal methods, sub-optimal methods, and soft constraints-based methods. The bio-inspired algorithms are sub-optimal methods. The existing studies using bio-inspired ...


A Review Of Data Quality Assessment Methods For Public Health Information Systems, Hong Chen, David Hailey, Ning Wang, Ping Yu Jan 2014

A Review Of Data Quality Assessment Methods For Public Health Information Systems, Hong Chen, David Hailey, Ning Wang, Ping Yu

Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences - Papers: Part A

High quality data and effective data quality assessment are required for accurately evaluating the impact of public health interventions and measuring public health outcomes. Data, data use, and data collection process, as the three dimensions of data quality, all need to be assessed for overall data quality assessment. We reviewed current data quality assessment methods. The relevant study was identified in major databases and well-known institutional websites. We found the dimension of data was most frequently assessed. Completeness, accuracy, and timeliness were the three most-used attributes among a total of 49 attributes of data quality. The major quantitative assessment methods ...


A Review Of Recent Investigations On Voltage Unbalance Management: Further Contributions To Improvement Of Iec/Tr 61000-3-13:2008, Jayatunga Vitharanage Upuli Priyadarshani Jayatunga, Sarath Perera, Philip Ciufo, Ashish Agalgaonkar Jan 2014

A Review Of Recent Investigations On Voltage Unbalance Management: Further Contributions To Improvement Of Iec/Tr 61000-3-13:2008, Jayatunga Vitharanage Upuli Priyadarshani Jayatunga, Sarath Perera, Philip Ciufo, Ashish Agalgaonkar

Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences - Papers: Part A

Voltage unbalance (VU) management in power systems essentially involves two major aspects: VU emission allocation at the pre-connection stage and compliance assessment at the post-connection stage of installations. This is a summary and a review paper on the recent investigations completed in relation to VU emission assessment techniques which provide further contributions to the improvement of IEC Technical Report IEC/TR61000-3-13:2008. Generalised approaches developed for the classification of different sources of unbalance at the point of evaluation (covering both radial and interconnected networks) and the evaluation of their individual contributions giving emphasis to the discrimination between customer and network ...


A Review And New Symmetric Conference Matrices, N. A. Balonin, Jennifer Seberry Jan 2014

A Review And New Symmetric Conference Matrices, N. A. Balonin, Jennifer Seberry

Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences - Papers: Part A

We consider symmetric conference matrices which were first highlighted by Vitold Belevitch, who showed that such matrices mapped to lossless telephone connections. We give the known properties of symmetric conference matrices, known orders and illustrations for some elementary and some interesting cases. We restrict our attention in this note to symmetric conference matrices. Web addresess are given for other illustrations.


A Review Of Technical Challenges In Planning And Operation Of Remote Area Power Supply Systems, Yingjie Tan, Lasantha Meegahapola, Kashem M. Muttaqi Jan 2014

A Review Of Technical Challenges In Planning And Operation Of Remote Area Power Supply Systems, Yingjie Tan, Lasantha Meegahapola, Kashem M. Muttaqi

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Remote area power supply (RAPS) systems are being used for many years to supply power to rural or remote communities where the utility grid is not accessible. In order to avoid the high operating cost and environmental impact caused by conventional generators, renewable energy resources are currently being utilised in RAPS systems. However, the intermittency of such renewable energy resources greatly impacts on planning and operation of RAPS systems. This paper aims to present a comprehensive review with regard to the RAPS system planning and operation techniques published in the literature. This paper summarises different modelling approaches associated with the ...


Creating Value Through Virtual Teams: A Current Literature Review, Akemi T. Chatfield, Vivian Shlemoon, Wilbur Redublado, Gary Darbyshire Jan 2014

Creating Value Through Virtual Teams: A Current Literature Review, Akemi T. Chatfield, Vivian Shlemoon, Wilbur Redublado, Gary Darbyshire

Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences - Papers: Part A

Globally, virtual teams (VT) as ICT-enabled emergent network organisation forms have gained international validity by innovative organisations, with a corresponding surge of interest in understanding how organisations can leverage VT to create business value. Despite growing deliberations in VT literature on managing VT, tasks and outcomes, however, creating business value through VT remains an unresolved theoretical and pragmatic conundrum. A review of prior relevant literature is essential to advancing knowledge. The paucity of published review articles seems to have impeded the field's accumulation of VT knowledge. This research, therefore, reviews the current literature on case studies of VT to ...