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See detailImprovement of Transport Safety by control of fog production in a chamber
Andre, Philippe ULg

Report (2003)

Rapport final du projet "Improvement of Transport Safety by control of fog production in a chamber", qui s'est déroulé entre 2000 et 2003, finance par l'Union Européenne, dans le cadre du programme ... [more ▼]

Rapport final du projet "Improvement of Transport Safety by control of fog production in a chamber", qui s'est déroulé entre 2000 et 2003, finance par l'Union Européenne, dans le cadre du programme "Growth" [less ▲]

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See detailImprovement of xylanase production by Penicillium canescens 10-10c in solid-state fermentation
Assamoi, antoine; Delvigne, Frank ULg; Aldric, Jean-Marc ULg et al

in Biotechnologie, Agronomie, Société et Environnement = Biotechnology, Agronomy, Society and Environment [=BASE] (2008)

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See detailImprovement of Ylang-Ylang Essential Oil Characterization by GCxGC-TOFMS
Brokl, Michal ULg; Fauconnier, Marie-Laure ULg; Benini, Céline et al

in Molecules (2013), 18(2), 1783-1797

A single fraction of essential oil can often contain hundreds of compounds. Despite of the technical improvements and the enhanced selectivity currently offered by the state-of-the-art gas chromatography ... [more ▼]

A single fraction of essential oil can often contain hundreds of compounds. Despite of the technical improvements and the enhanced selectivity currently offered by the state-of-the-art gas chromatography (GC) and mass spectrometry (MS) instruments, the complexity of essential oils is frequently underestimated. Comprehensive two-dimensional GC coupled to time-of-flight MS (GC×GC-TOFMS) was used to improve the chemical characterization of ylang-ylang essential oil fractions recently reported in a previous one-dimensional (1D) GC study. Based on both, the enhanced chromatographic separation and the mass spectral deconvolution, 161 individual compounds were identified and labeled as potentially characteristic analytes found in both low and high boiling fractions issued from distillation of mature ylang-ylang flowers. Compared to the most recent full GC-MS characterization, this represents 75 new compounds, essentially consisting of terpenes, terpenoid esters, and alcohols. [less ▲]

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See detailAn improvement on area-perimeter ratios for interior-edge evaluation of habitats.
Bogaert, Jan ULg; Impens, Ivan

in Muge, F.; Pinto, R. C.; Piedade, M. (Eds.) Proceedings of the 10th Portuguese Conference on Pattern Recognition (1998)

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See detailImprovement Yarrowia lipolytica lipase production by mutant selection.
Destain, Jacqueline ULg; Roblain, D.; Thonart, Philippe ULg

in Archives Internationales de Physiologie et de Biochimie (1993), 101(B1-B25),

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See detailImprovements and validation of mid-infrared predictions of milk fatty acid
Soyeurt, Hélène ULg; McParland, Sinead; Donagh, Berry et al

Conference (2010, July)

The development of mid-infrared equations to predict the milk fatty acid (FA) content of milk allows prompt analysis of large numbers of samples. The first aim was to improve these predictions by ... [more ▼]

The development of mid-infrared equations to predict the milk fatty acid (FA) content of milk allows prompt analysis of large numbers of samples. The first aim was to improve these predictions by comparing 6 statistical approaches. The second one was to validate the new equations using an independent sample set. The calibration set contained 239 spectrally different Belgian milk samples collected for over 2 years from several cows and breeds. FA were quantified by gas chromatography (GC). Statistical approaches tested were 1) partial least squares regression (PLS), 2) PLS and first derivative, 3) PLS and repeatability file (RF), 4) PLS, first derivative and RF, 5) PLS, second derivative, and 6) PLS, second derivative and RF. This last file contained spectra obtained from the same samples using 5 spectrometers. Cross-validation (CV) used 20 groups from the calibration set. Methods were compared using the ratio of the standard deviation of GC values to the standard error of CV (RPD). An external validation permitted a second comparison and was done using 362 samples collected for one year from multiple breeds and cows in Belgium, Ireland, and Scotland. Different RPD values were obtained by the 6 methods. Generally the equations developed using method 4 gave better results suggesting the adaptation of the methodology to the studied FA. It confirms by the obtained validation coefficients of determination. Highest values were observed for the equations with the highest RPD values except for C18:0. The ability to predict FA using method 4 gave superior results to those shown in previous publications. [less ▲]

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See detailImprovements in the characteristics of rennet bound on porous glass.
Paquot, Michel ULg; Thonart, Philippe ULg; Deroanne, C.

in Lait (Le) (1976), 56(553/554), 154-163

The residual activity (i.e. coagulating activity of the immobilized enzyme as % of that of the free enzyme) of rennet immobilized by diazotization on porous glass balls was increased from about 11% to 38 ... [more ▼]

The residual activity (i.e. coagulating activity of the immobilized enzyme as % of that of the free enzyme) of rennet immobilized by diazotization on porous glass balls was increased from about 11% to 38.3% by adding serum albumin and to 23.7% by adding glutaraldehyde (to replace diazotization) to the binding medium. The serum albumin also increased the stability of the immobilized rennet during storage: after 14 days, 42.2% of its initial activity was retained. Drying the glass balls (for 12 h at 110 deg C) after silanization also improved the stability of the enzyme. The effects of various other factors (e.g. binding medium and binding time) were also studied. As a result of the improvements achieved, industrial application of immobilized rennet is envisaged. [less ▲]

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See detailImprovements in ultrastructural localization of intracellular and membrane components of neurotropic viruses
Dubois-Dalcq, Monique; Rentier, Bernard ULg

in Brederoo, P.; De Priester, W. (Eds.) Electron microscopy, 1980 : proceedings of the Seventh European Congress on Electron Microscopy [Volume 2] (1980)

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See detailImprovements of an iterative and staggered Approach for a Model of Mixed Lubrication in Cold Rolling
STEPHANY; Ponthot, Jean-Philippe ULg

in Proceedings of NUMIFORM 2004, The 8th International Conference on Numerical Methods in Industrial Forming Processes: Materials processing and design. Modeling, Simulation and Applications (2004)

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See detailImprovements of image processing for wheat ear counting
Cointault, Frédéric; Journaux, Ludovic; Miteran, Joel et al

in Agricultural and biosystems engineering for a sustainable world (2008)

One of the most important activity of agricultural research insititutes concerns the agronomical experiments done under different conditions needing many land observations and valuations to quantify ... [more ▼]

One of the most important activity of agricultural research insititutes concerns the agronomical experiments done under different conditions needing many land observations and valuations to quantify several variables. These observations, although generally accurate, are visually done by the agriculturist technicians and present numerous drawbacks: penibility, weak productivity, numerous labor force, limited sampling … Two feasibility studies lead in our laboratory recently have shown that some of the previous observations, and particularly the counting of the number of wheat ear per m², can be done by color and/or texture image processing for images taken directly in the field with a specific acquisition system. This paper describes the improvements of the previous studies concerning the image acquisition system, and especially the illumination control, and the justification of different hypothesis on the number of classes to detect in an image. The use of a cluster validity index has allowed to prove that 3 classes to determine all the objects in a wheat ear image are not sufficient. A correlation with a study based on the size of the analysis window is currently under investigation to improve the ear detection, which is now of 6%, compared to manual counting done by agriculturist technicians. [less ▲]

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See detailImprovements of some analysis methods for flight flutter test data using unsteady aerodynamic considerations
Dimitriadis, Grigorios ULg

in Proceedings of the 2003 International Forum on Aeroelasticity and Structural Dynamics (2003, June)

To date the analysis of data from ight utter tests is routinely carried out under the assumption of steady or, at best, quasi-steady aerodynamics. This approach is favored mainly because of its simplicity ... [more ▼]

To date the analysis of data from ight utter tests is routinely carried out under the assumption of steady or, at best, quasi-steady aerodynamics. This approach is favored mainly because of its simplicity. In this paper it is shown that, even for some very simple simulated aeroelastic systems, utter predictions that ignore the unsteadiness of aerodynamic loads can be signi cantly inaccurate. Then, two simple system identi cation techniques are proposed that can model both the steady and unsteady aerodynamic loads acting on an aeroelastic system in incompressible ow. These methods can be used in order to obtain a complete description of an aeroelastic system subject to unsteady aerodynamic forces, including its dependence on ight conditions. Finally, the new methods are applied to a simple simulated unsteady aeroelastic model. The resulting utter predictions are compared to those obtained from two standard ight utter test data analysis approaches and are shown to be signi cantly more accurate. [less ▲]

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See detailImproving 3D measurements accuracy with camera information redundancy
Schwartz, Cédric ULg; Fringuellini, Anthony ULg; Bruls, Olivier ULg et al

Conference (2011, July)

The accuracy of the Codamotion system for 3D measurement depends mainly on the signal level of the sensors and the resolution of the system at the marker localization. When using several units to cover a ... [more ▼]

The accuracy of the Codamotion system for 3D measurement depends mainly on the signal level of the sensors and the resolution of the system at the marker localization. When using several units to cover a large field of view, the estimated position of the different units might differ. We propose a method taking both resolution and signal level in to account, instead of only the signal level as in the built-in weighting process. This new method offers improved accuracy. [less ▲]

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See detailImproving bioethanol production by increasing sugar beet crop yield
Belboom, Sandra ULg; Léonard, Angélique ULg

in CAB Reviews: Perspectives in Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Nutrition and Natural Resources (2011), 6(24), 1-10

This review presents a summary of published papers about the improvement of sugar beet yield and its transformation into bioethanol. After situating the current political and economic context of the sugar ... [more ▼]

This review presents a summary of published papers about the improvement of sugar beet yield and its transformation into bioethanol. After situating the current political and economic context of the sugar beet crop, influence of factors during the crop growth is studied. Main factor influencing the crop yield and, consequently the bioethanol yield is the weather variability. Others parameters as climate change, fertilizer and crop management are evocated and explained in further paragraphs. Irrigation takes also place in semi-arid countries and plays a role in the different results. After the overview of the crop growth conditions, the sugar beet transformation into bioethanol has been pointed out with the most energetic steps, the different available raw materials from sugar beet and the optimal parameters to get the highest possible yield in terms of bioethanol. To provide economics on bioenergy production, the goal is to obtain the highest yield available in terms of sugar beet, sugar and then bioethanol. Some savings can be made with energy reduction during the fermentation or distillation steps. A sole guideline to reach this goal is not available because of the variability of the parameters depending on the location and on the weather forecasts. [less ▲]

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See detailImproving control of storage diseases on apple by combining biological and physical postharvest methods
Creemers, P.; Van Laer, S.; Vorstermans, B. et al

Poster (2006)

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See detailImproving dairy cow fertility using milk-based indicator traits
Bastin, Catherine ULg; Vandenplas, Jérémie ULg; Gengler, Nicolas ULg

in Proceedings of the 10th World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production (2014, August)

Improvement of dairy cow fertility by means of genetic selection has become increasingly important over the last decades. Because fertility traits are difficult to measure and have low heritabilities ... [more ▼]

Improvement of dairy cow fertility by means of genetic selection has become increasingly important over the last decades. Because fertility traits are difficult to measure and have low heritabilities, indicator traits are of interest to supplement the prediction of genetic merit for female fertility. This paper examines milk-based traits that could be potential predictor of fertility: changes in protein and fat composition, fat to protein ratio, urea, lactose, ketone bodies, and mid-infrared prediction of body energy traits. The pattern of genetic correlations between these traits and fertility over days in milk is likely related to the cow’s energy balance state. Furthermore, changes in milk fatty acid profile were demonstrated as good potential predictors of fertility. Finally, additional research is warranted to investigate the association over the lactation between fertility and changes in milk biomarkers, potentially predicted by mid-infrared analysis of milk. [less ▲]

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