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See detailInvestigation of the biological activity in MSW landfills under dry climates (Tunisia and Haiti)
Hiligsmann, Serge ULg; Lardinois, Mathias; Rodriguez, Christian et al

in Christensen; Cossu; Stegmann (Eds.) Proceedings Sardinia 01, Eight International Waste Management and Landfill Symposium (2001)

This paper presents the results of the investigation of the biological activity that takes place in four municipal solid waste landfills situated in different regions of two dry climate countries i.e ... [more ▼]

This paper presents the results of the investigation of the biological activity that takes place in four municipal solid waste landfills situated in different regions of two dry climate countries i.e. Haiti and Tunisia. Since the climatic water balance is negative (potential evapotranspiration being 1.5 to 5 times higher than rainfall), it has often been considered that this kind of landfill has neither environmental impact nor efficient biological activity. However, the four landfills revealed a biological activity with biogas often containing more than 60 percent of methane. Indeed, under the upper waste layer that was effectively dry (dry weight from 85 to 98 %), the core of refuse contained between 35 and 65 % of dry matter. In some boreholes, the produced gases periodically expelled leachates like small geysers. Therefore, the results assess that landfill management in countries with dry climate should be considered with adapted technologies, not necessary the same as under temperate or humid climates [less ▲]

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See detailInvestigation of the capabilities of a new parallel pressurized liquid extraction (PLE) system for dioxins and PCBs in biological samples
Focant, Jean-François ULg; Cash, T. P.; Turner, W. E. et al

in Organohalogen Compounds (2007), 69

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See detailInvestigation of the cathodic electropolymerization of acrylonitrile, ethylacrylate and methylmethacrylate by coupled quartz crystal microbalance analysis and cyclic voltammetry
Baute, Noëlle; Martinot, Lucien; Jérôme, Robert ULg

in Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry (1999), 472(1), 83-90

The cathodic electropolymerization of acrylonitrile (AN), ethylacrylate (EA) and methylmethacrylate (MMA), has been monitored for the first time by coupled electrochemical quartz crystal microbalance (QCM ... [more ▼]

The cathodic electropolymerization of acrylonitrile (AN), ethylacrylate (EA) and methylmethacrylate (MMA), has been monitored for the first time by coupled electrochemical quartz crystal microbalance (QCM) and cyclic voltammetry analyses. These data have been compared to the previously published analyses for methacrylonitrile (MAN). At the potential Ep1 of the less cathodic of the two voltammetric peaks observed (peak I), the polymer formed is anchored firmly to the cathode even in a good solvent for it, and it remains adsorbed when the voltammetric scan is repeated up to Ep1. In parallel, a linear relationship is observed between the frequency change recorded in situ by the QCM up to Ep1 and the PAN film thickness measured ex-situ by ellipsometry. However, when potentials more negative than peak I are scanned, the polymer desorption (degrafting) occurs as assessed by solubilization in a good solvent. Polymerization is also resumed but in solution and no longer as grafted chains. The major difference between the acrylic monomers (AN and EA) and the methacrylic ones (MMA and MAN) is that part of the methacrylic chains are not grafted at Ep1. This coexistence of adsorbed and desorbed chains is not observed for the polyacrylic chains in that potential range. The mass of PAN deposited onto the cathode has been approximated from the film thickness and the Sauerbrey equation, so allowing the Mn of the grafted chains to be estimated. [less ▲]

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See detailInvestigation of the death of calves after epileptiform seizures associated with metabolic disorders
Chevalier, Marine; Lebreton, Pascal; Garnier, Catherine et al

in Cattle Practice (2014), 22(1), 10-16

Death of calves after epileptiform seizures can be caused by metabolic disorders including hypomagnesaemia, although a range of other conditions may also be implicated and therefore also warrant ... [more ▼]

Death of calves after epileptiform seizures can be caused by metabolic disorders including hypomagnesaemia, although a range of other conditions may also be implicated and therefore also warrant investigation. Hypomagnesaemia is primarily observed in herds where calves are fed exclusively with either milk or milk substitute products. Hyperparathyroidism is associated with congestion and hypertrophy of the parathyroid gland and causes both hypercalcaemia and hypophosphataemia. However, its exact aetiology currently remains unclear. The purpose of this study was to explain epileptiform seizures in calves from a cattle herd presenting both deaths and decreased average daily gain (ADG). A Montbeliard herd with calves presenting epileptiform seizures from the age of five weeks was studied. The herd consisted of 39 cows and 46 calves. Tachycardia, nervousness and trampling, violent seizures of tetany lasting approximately 15 minutes were all observed, while opisthotonos was observed in 5 calves. Three of the latter calves died. The remaining calves presented a decreased ADG. Blood and urine biochemical assays were performed on 8 sick calves to determine the aetiology of the clinical signs. The assays revealed normo/hyper-calcaemia, hypophosphataemia and hypomagnesaemia, as well as hypocalciuria, hyperphosphaturia and hypomagnesuria. Deficiencies in iodine, iron and vitamins A, D3 and E were also reported in the herd. These calves could potentially be suffering from hyperparathyroidism. Hyperparathyroidism results in hypomagnesaemia, hypovitaminosis-A and, on occassion, hypercalcaemia and hypophosphataemia. This condition can lead to seizures, muscular problems, heart attacks and anorexia. The simultaneous occurrence of hypomagnesaemia, hyperparathyroidism and hypovitaminosis-A has been never described in related research literature. This is, therefore, in all likelihood a new metabolic disorder facing young cattle. Blood and urine biochemical assays are important tools for the detection of this pathological entity in calves. A dosage of parathyroid hormone (PTH) by the enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (EIA) method using a kit suitable for cattle can be used to detect hyperparathyroidism. [less ▲]

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See detailInvestigation of the determinants of the mental knowledge of public parking facilities
Cools, Mario ULg; van der Waerden, Peter; Janssens, Davy

in Proceedings of the 13th World Conference on Transport Research (2013)

This paper presents a study regarding the determinants of travellers’ mental knowledge of public parking facilities. The data regarding the mental knowledge were collected in the city of Hasselt, Belgium ... [more ▼]

This paper presents a study regarding the determinants of travellers’ mental knowledge of public parking facilities. The data regarding the mental knowledge were collected in the city of Hasselt, Belgium, by means of an internet-based questionnaire. In total 1007 respondents completed the questionnaire. Two different dependent variables were specified: the mental representation of parking facilities (known or not) and the identification of parking facilities (identified first or not). In addition, three different groups of determinants were included in the models: parking attributes, personal characteristics, and mental knowledge of the city. The data are analyzed using generalized estimating equations (GEE) models for binary data. The analyses show a considerable influence of the following parking attributes: type of parking facility, Park & Ride status, charged parking, number of places, and location of parking facility. Furthermore our study revealed that personal characteristics and mental knowledge of the city play a marginal role. [less ▲]

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See detailInvestigation of the Determinants of Travelers’ Mental Knowledge of Public Parking Facilities
Cools, Mario ULg; van der Waerden, Peter; Janssens, Davy

in Proceedings of the 92nd Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board (DVD-ROM) (2013)

This paper describes a study of car drivers’ familiarity with the parking situation in the vicinity of a regional shopping center. The data used for this study are collected in Hasselt, a medium sized ... [more ▼]

This paper describes a study of car drivers’ familiarity with the parking situation in the vicinity of a regional shopping center. The data used for this study are collected in Hasselt, a medium sized city in Belgium. The central shopping area of Hasselt is surrounded by 23 public parking facilities. 1007 residents have been asked to indicate if they are familiar with each parking facility. The concept of familiarity was related to the socio-demographic and cognitive attributes of the respondents, their trips to the city center and the type of parking facility using multinomial logistic regression and bivariate probit regression. The results show that familiarity with parking facilities is especially related to age and education, and to the frequency of car use towards the city centre, and to a lesser extent to place of residence, income and perceived mental knowledge. In addition to these results, this paper demonstrates the value of collecting virtual buffer data by means of an online survey tool. The authors recommend that simulation models that predict parking choice behavior take into account the different levels of familiarity with parking facilities, and the contributing factors. An important avenue for further research is the combination of personal and facility specific information to assess the familiarity with different types of parking facilities. [less ▲]

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See detailInvestigation of the effect of different extracellular factors on the lipase production by Yarrowia lipolityca on the basis of a scale-down approach
Kar, Tambi ULg; Delvigne, Frank ULg; Masson et al

in JOURNAL OF INDUSTRIAL MICROBIOLOGY & BIOTECHNOLOGY (2008), 35(9), 1053-1059

The influence of three extracellular factors (namely, the methyl oleate dispersion in the broth, the dissolved oxygen variations, and the pH fluctuation) on the lipase production by Y. lipolytica in batch ... [more ▼]

The influence of three extracellular factors (namely, the methyl oleate dispersion in the broth, the dissolved oxygen variations, and the pH fluctuation) on the lipase production by Y. lipolytica in batch bioreactor has been investigated in different scale-down apparatus. These systems allow to reproduce the hydrodynamic phenomena encountered in large-scale equipments for the three specified factors. The effects of the extracellular factors have been observed at three distinct levels: the microbial growth, the extracellular lipase production, and the induction of the gene LIP2 encoding for the main lipase of Y. lipolytica. Among the set of environmental factors investigated, the dissolved oxygen fluctuations generated in a controlled scale-down reactor (C-SDR) have led to the more pronounced physiological effect by decreasing the LIP2 gene expression level. The other environmental factors observed in a partitioned scale-down reactor, i.e., the methyl oleate dispersion and the pH fluctuations, have led to a less severe stress traduced only by a decrease of the microbial yield and thus of the extracellular lipase specific production rate. [less ▲]

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See detailInvestigation of the effect of exercise on the innate immunity in horses
Frellstedt, Linda ULg; Gosset, Philippe; Desmet, Christophe ULg et al

Poster (2012, October 19)

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See detailInvestigation of the effect of salbutamol and prenisolone on lung function test in healthy dogs with experimentally induced airway inflammation
Bolognin, M.; Talavera, J.; Bernaerts, Frederique ULg et al

in 16th ECVIM Meeting - Amsterdam - Nederlands - Septembre 2006 (2006, September)

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See detailAn investigation of the effects of daily physical education in kindergarten and elementary schools
Piéron, Maurice ULg; Cloes, Marc ULg; Delfosse, Catherine et al

in European Physical Education Review (1996), 2(2), 116-132

The project used different methods of data collection: tests, questionnaires and systematic observation of pupils and teachers. In developing a multiple viewpoint approach, we attenpted to sketch a ... [more ▼]

The project used different methods of data collection: tests, questionnaires and systematic observation of pupils and teachers. In developing a multiple viewpoint approach, we attenpted to sketch a detached view of the implementation of DPE and of tis results. Goals were as follows: (1) Exploring the possible effects of the programme in various areas of children's life that do not arise directly from their activities during physical education lessons. (2) Identifying children's school-life context, in order to identify factors influencing several effects of DPE. The various viewports considered, the results, and the knowledge of external variables all allowed us to identify a convergent package of indications, thus allowing us to think in terms of causality. Often, the benefits came from the children's involvement in the experimental programme. Improvements of motor performance in primary school age children arise from a maturation process and from practice and learning. Nevertheless, it is particularly hard to identify the relative contributions of these two sources. Tracing pupil's development, fro the starting level at beginning of the school year, appeared to allow isolation of the part played by children's activities whitin the school environement. In all grade levels, comparisons confirmed pilot classes superiority. Performances were significantly better in many tests. However, during the year, it seemed that the development of performance due to maturation masked the potential effects of physical activities. A decline in favourable attitudes was observed in every school at the beginning and the end of the school year. A slide from very favourable attitudes towards simply favourable attitudes was observed. ... [less ▲]

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See detailInvestigation of the effects of histamine inhalation on the tracheobronchial tree of calves by the forced oscillation technique.
Gustin, Pascal ULg; Dhem, A.R.; Lekeux, Pierre ULg et al

in Journal of Veterinary Pharmacology & Therapeutics (1988), 11(4), 374-380

Effects of histamine inhalation were investigated with two different techniques in nine conscious, healthy calves. The oesophageal balloon technique was used to measure the dynamic respiratory compliance ... [more ▼]

Effects of histamine inhalation were investigated with two different techniques in nine conscious, healthy calves. The oesophageal balloon technique was used to measure the dynamic respiratory compliance (Cdyn) and the pulmonary resistance (RL). The reactance (Xrs) and the resistance (Rrs) of the respiratory system were measured at high frequencies by the forced oscillation technique. These parameters were recorded before and after histamine inhalation. Three histamine dihydrochloride solution concentrations were used (16 mg/ml; 32 mg/ml; 64 mg/ml). Histamine inhalation induced a decrease in Cdyn and Xrs an increase in Rrs, RL and of the resonant frequency and a negative frequency dependence of Rrs. Some of these changes were satisfactorily correlated with the histamine solution concentrations. The resonant frequency was well correlated with Cdyn. It was concluded that histamine inhalation induces a decrease of the calibre of small and large airways and a non-homogeneous behaviour of the pulmonary ventilation in awake calves. The forced oscillation technique can be used to perform an inhalation provocation test in unsedated animals. [less ▲]

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See detailInvestigation of the Efficiency of the Ti555 Compared with TA6V Alloy in the Case of an Aeronautic Application
Ben Bettaieb, Mohamed ULg; Van Hoof, T.; Zhang, Lihong ULg et al

in Proceedings of the 12th World Conference on Titanium (2011)

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See detailInvestigation of the efficiency of the Ti555 compared with TA6V alloy in the case of an aeronautic application
Ben Bettaieb, Mohamed ULg; Van Hoof, T.; Zhang, Lihong ULg et al

in The 12th World Conference on Titanium Ti-2011 (2011)

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See detailINVESTIGATION OF THE ELECTRICAL-RESISTIVITY BEHAVIOR BETWEEN THE KOSTERLITZ-THOULESS TEMPERATURE AND THE GINZBURG-LANDAU TEMPERATURE IN SPRAY-DRIED BULK BI2SR2CACU2O8+D - THE ROLE OF 2-DIMENSIONAL FLUCTUATIONS AND DEFECTS
Ausloos, Marcel ULg; Bougrine, Hassan ULg; DUVIGNEAUD, P. H. et al

in Physica C (1995), 251(3-4), 337-347

The resistive transition R(T) between the Kosterlitz-Thouless temperature and the Ginzburg-Landau temperature was studied in spray-dried bulk Bi2Sr2CaCu2O8+d superconductors for a magnetic-field range ... [more ▼]

The resistive transition R(T) between the Kosterlitz-Thouless temperature and the Ginzburg-Landau temperature was studied in spray-dried bulk Bi2Sr2CaCu2O8+d superconductors for a magnetic-field range between 0 and 0.3 T. The samples were prepared by the spray-drying technique with Bi2+xSr2-x-yCa2+yCu2O8+d for x = y = 0.05 or 0.1 as a starting composition here. The data analysis was performed assuming various resistive laws previously proposed. When numerically analyzed in terms of a two-dimensional Kosterlitz-Thouless theory the results lead to remarkable quantitative agreement. This implies that the R(T) behavior can be described within a picture of a highly two-dimensional behavior of macroscopic fluctuations of vortex-antivortex depairing type. The role of defects or inhomogeneities in the resistive behavior is outlined. [less ▲]

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See detailInvestigation of the fine structure of European populations with applications to disease association studies
heath, sc; gut, ivo; brennan, p et al

in European Journal of Human Genetics (2008), 16

An investigation into fine-scale European population structure was carried out using high-density genetic variation on nearly 6000 individuals originating from across Europe. The individuals were ... [more ▼]

An investigation into fine-scale European population structure was carried out using high-density genetic variation on nearly 6000 individuals originating from across Europe. The individuals were collected as control samples and were genotyped with more than 300 000 SNPs in genome-wide association studies using the Illumina Infinium platform. A major East-West gradient from Russian (Moscow) samples to Spanish samples was identified as the first principal component (PC) of the genetic diversity. The second PC identified a North-South gradient from Norway and Sweden to Romania and Spain. Variation of frequencies at markers in three separate genomic regions, surrounding LCT, HLA and HERC2, were strongly associated with this gradient. The next 18 PCs also accounted for a significant proportion of genetic diversity observed in the sample. We present a method to predict the ethnic origin of samples by comparing the sample genotypes with those from a reference set of samples of known origin. These predictions can be performed using just summary information on the known samples, and individual genotype data are not required. We discuss issues raised by these data and analyses for association studies including the matching of case-only cohorts to appropriate pre-collected control samples for genome-wide association studies. [less ▲]

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See detailInvestigation of the geomechanical aspects of a large landslide by means of a finite-element method: a case study
François, Bertrand ULg; Bonnard, Christophe; Laloui, Lyesse

in 12th IACMAG Conference (2008)

Using advanced geomechanical finite element modelling, it has been possible to simulate the mechanical behaviour of a large slope movement, namely the Triesenberg landslide. This slope is located along ... [more ▼]

Using advanced geomechanical finite element modelling, it has been possible to simulate the mechanical behaviour of a large slope movement, namely the Triesenberg landslide. This slope is located along the Rhine valley in the Principality of Liechtenstein, covering an area of around 5 km2 which includes two villages. Pore water pressure fields calculated by a separated hydrogeological model were used as an input for the geomechanical model. The results obtained through 2- and 3-dimension numerical simulations agree fairly well with field measurements of peak velocity, spatial and temporal distribution of velocity and total displacements. Such results were obtained using a Modified Cam-Clay elasto-plastic constitutive model. In addition, a parametric study has been carried out to evaluate the effect of the selected friction angle and of the range of water pressure variation on the movements during a crisis period. [less ▲]

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See detailInvestigation of the glucose metabolism of the chicken by embryonic injection of tolbutamide
Franssens, Lies; Wang, Yufeng; Willems, Els et al

in Proceedings of the XXIV World's Poultry Congress (2012)

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See detailInvestigation of the glucose metabolism of the embryonic and neonatal broiler chicks by injection of insulin
Franssens, L.; Lesuisse, J.; Koppenol, A. et al

in EAAP series (2013)

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See detailInvestigation of the glucose metabolisme of the chicken embryo by injection of insulin
Franssens, Lies; Koppenol, Astrid; Wang, Yufeng et al

Poster (2012)

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See detailInvestigation of the influence of packing geometry and of liquid viscosity on the liquid flow morphology by using X-ray tomography
Janzen, Anna; Steube, Julia; Kenig, Evgeny et al

in Proceedings of the 7th World Congress on Industrial Process Tomography (2013)

X-ray tomography is used to investigate the influence of packing geometry and of liquid viscosity on hydrodynamic quantities, as well as on the liquid flow morphology inside a packed column successively ... [more ▼]

X-ray tomography is used to investigate the influence of packing geometry and of liquid viscosity on hydrodynamic quantities, as well as on the liquid flow morphology inside a packed column successively filled with two structured metallic packing, M752Y and M500X. As expected, liquid holdup and gas-liquid interfacial area increase with liquid flow rate and viscosity. In both packings, the film flow pattern predominates, while flooded regions remain minority. The influence of liquid flow rate and viscosity on flow morphology depends on the packing geometry. In M752Y, film and flooded region flows are clearly influenced, whereas in M500X, they are not. [less ▲]

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