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See detailMethod for the Measurement of Dechlorane 602 in Human Serum
Brasseur, Catherine ULg; Pirard; Focant, Jean-François ULg

in Organohalogen Compounds (2011), 73

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See detailMethod for the preliminary design of Piano Key Weirs
Machiels, Olivier ULg; Erpicum, Sébastien ULg; Archambeau, Pierre ULg et al

in Houille Blanche (2012), 4

The Piano Key Weir (PKW) is a particular geometry of weir associating to a labyrinth shape the use of overhangs to reduce the basis length. The PKW could thus be directly placed on a dam crest. Together ... [more ▼]

The Piano Key Weir (PKW) is a particular geometry of weir associating to a labyrinth shape the use of overhangs to reduce the basis length. The PKW could thus be directly placed on a dam crest. Together with its important discharge capacity for low heads, this geometric feature makes the PKW an interesting solution for dam rehabilitation. However, its hydraulic design remains problematic, even at a preliminary stage. This paper presents a preliminary design method based on results of experimental tests. The method enables to design project models by extrapolation of characteristics of existing idealized scale models. A practical application is presented to illustrate the method. [less ▲]

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See detailA method for the production of prebiotic preparations containing isomaltooligosaccharides and gluconic acid.
Goffin, Dorothée ULg; Blecker, Christophe ULg; Paquot, Michel ULg

Poster (2010, October 14)

Isomaltooligosaccharides (IMOs) are non-digestible oligosaccharides, considered as prebiotics and therefore aim to selectively feed probiotics indigenous to the human colon. IMOs consists of glucose ... [more ▼]

Isomaltooligosaccharides (IMOs) are non-digestible oligosaccharides, considered as prebiotics and therefore aim to selectively feed probiotics indigenous to the human colon. IMOs consists of glucose monomers linked by at least one α-1-6, or in a lower proportion α -1-3 (nigerose family) or α -1-2 (kojibiose family) glucosidic linkages. In our case they are produced from either corn, tapioca, or rice hydrolyzed starch. The enzymatic reaction is achieved using an Aspergillus niger transglucosidase (EC 2.4.1.24). It results in a very complex mixture with molecules characterized at the same time by their DP value (from 2 to ~15), linkages types (α-1-2, 3 or 6) and the proportion and position of each type of linkage (only α -1-6 or combined types). However, the reaction only permits to reach yields between 50-75 % in IMOs. Impurities are composed of residual maltooligosaccharides (glucose with exclusively α -1-4 linkages) from the starting vegetal material and glucose released during the transglucosylation step. These digestible saccharides are deleterious for the prebiotic preparation. Therefore, these compounds must be eliminated from the medium or converted in prebiotic species. Residual maltooligosaccharides are thus specifically hydrolyzed by a thermostable α-glucosidase (EC. 3.2.1.20) in order to produce glucose as the only unwanted specie. This glucose can then be converted to gluconic acid and/or its salts using a glucose-oxidase (EC. 1.1.3.4) in combination with a catalase. Gluconic acid (C6H12O7) is a saccharide derivative which has been recognized as a prebiotic compound. It is also known for its purgative action and proved to be effective for lipid peroxidation prevention. A first option can then be chosen, leaving gluconic acid in the product in order to obtain an original prebiotic product enjoying new prebiotic potential properties due to the combination of both types of prebiotic compounds (IMO and gluconic acid). The second option is to eliminate the gluconic acid from the prebiotic mixture. This separation doesn’t present the same difficulties than for glucose as gluconic acid is charged and can therefore be separated on anion-exchange resins (Dowex AcO-). This overall process, fulfilling the principles of green chemistry and being applicable to produce organic prebiotic, is an elegant solution, from an economical, an environmental, a nutri-functional and a techno-functional point of view. Indeed, it can lead to original prebiotic preparations, with yields close to 100%, by avoiding product loss, as the digestible saccharides portion is converted to gluconic acid. Furthermore, the presence of gluconic acid can provide many functional properties to the prebiotic preparations for their incorporation in food products. [less ▲]

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See detailMethod for the production of recombinant proteins by green microalgae
Versali, Marie-France ULg; Clerisse, Fabienne ULg; Dommes, Jacques ULg et al

Patent (2011)

The present invention relates to a method for the production of recombinant proteins by algal cells, which are fresh water unicellular green microalgae belonging to the order of Sphaeropleales. The ... [more ▼]

The present invention relates to a method for the production of recombinant proteins by algal cells, which are fresh water unicellular green microalgae belonging to the order of Sphaeropleales. The present invention further provides recombinant algal cells, wherein said algal cells are fresh water unicellular green microalgae belonging to the order of Sphaeropleales, and wherein said algal cells are capable of producing a recombinant protein. The invention is also directed to a method for selecting recombinant algal cells. The invention also relates to the use of recombinant algal cells as described herein for producing recombinant proteins. [less ▲]

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See detailMethod of assembly of capacitive bio-sensor for bio-molecules detection
Stoukatch, Serguei ULg; Van Overstraeten-Schlögel, Nancy; Van Loo, Stéphanie ULg et al

Conference (2011, October 11)

We developed a method of assembly for electrical micro-bio-sensor. The system is a part of a micro-fluidic device based on a capacitive biosensor. The bio-sensor is designed for bio-molecules ... [more ▼]

We developed a method of assembly for electrical micro-bio-sensor. The system is a part of a micro-fluidic device based on a capacitive biosensor. The bio-sensor is designed for bio-molecules (specifically DNA and protein) detection, quantification and recognition. Using the developed method we assembled series of fully functional demonstrators. [less ▲]

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See detailA method of comparison of two close batches data: Application to analysis of fog formation causes
Boreux, Jean-Jacques ULg; Guiot, Joël

in Geophysical Research Letters (1993), 20(12), 1179-1182

Given suitable conditions of air temperature and humidity, the density of a fog and its microphysical properties depend mainly on the availability of cloud condensation nuclei (CCN) and their nature. Fogs ... [more ▼]

Given suitable conditions of air temperature and humidity, the density of a fog and its microphysical properties depend mainly on the availability of cloud condensation nuclei (CCN) and their nature. Fogs become particularly dense near certain industrial plants because of high concentration of hygroscopic combustion particles in the air. Their role in dense fog formation is estimated by comparing the local climates and CCN concentrations at two similar sites, the first being more subject to air pollution and dense fogs than the second. Orthogonal regression is applied to three meteorological variables (air temperature, relative humidity, wind speed) and CCN concentration. As we compare very close variables, bootstrap provides precise confidence intervals independent of Gaussian assumptions. Two sites are compared: they are located in the Meuse valley (Belgium) at a distance of about 15 km. We found that the local climate of the polluted site is not only colder and wetter but also richer in CCN that the control site. These results suggest interactions of natural and anthropogenic causes in dense fog formation at industrial site. This method is useful in various domains of geophysics when correlated time series have to be compared. [less ▲]

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See detailMethod of detection and surveillance of natural sex steroid hormones
Scippo, Marie-Louise ULg; Maghuin-Rogister, Guy ULg

in Proceedings of the Scientific Conference on Growth Promotion in Meat Production (1995)

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See detailMethod of determining poor household : the differences between policy and reality (a case study in Tu Ly and Xuan Phong commune of Hoa Binh province)
Mai, Lan Phuong ULg; Lebailly, Philippe ULg

in Economics and Development Review = Kinh té̂ và phát triẻ̂n (2011), II(169), 15-20

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See detailMethod of free radical polymerization of copolymerization of (meth)acrylic and vinyl monomers under control and (co)polymer produced thereby
Lecomte, Philippe ULg; Dubois, Philippe; Jérôme, Robert ULg et al

Patent (1998)

PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED: To obtain a (co)polymer excellent in resistance to thermal decomposition by polymerizing or copolymerizing a monomer or monomers in the presence of an initiation system contg. a free ... [more ▼]

PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED: To obtain a (co)polymer excellent in resistance to thermal decomposition by polymerizing or copolymerizing a monomer or monomers in the presence of an initiation system contg. a free-radical generator other than a bromoolefin and a catalyst comprising a Pd complex having an oxidation number of 0 and represented by a specific formula. SOLUTION: A Pd salt (e.g. Pd acetate), a ligand (e.g. triphenylphosphine), and a solvent (e.g. toluene) are charged into a reactor to form a Pd complex having an oxidation number of 0 and represented by the formula: Pd(0)L<1> L<2> L<3> L<4> [wherein L<1> to L<4> are each a ligand such as PRR'R'' (wherein R, R', and R'' are each 1-14C alkyl, etc.)]. Then, a monomer (e.g. methyl methacrylate) is added to the reactor followed by the addition of a free-radical generator (e.g. CCl4 ) in a molar ratio of Pd to the generator of 0.01-100.; The contents in the reactor are heated to 40-90 deg.C and stirred for a certain time to conduct the polymn. The reaction mixture is diluted with toluene, etc., filtered, and condensed under a reduced pressure. The resultant polymer soln. is poured into methanol, etc., and the resultant precipitate is filtered, washed, and dried to give a polymer having a number average mol.wt. of 400-10,000,000g/mol and a polydispersity lower than 2. [less ▲]

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See detailThe method of proper orthogonal decomposition for dynamical characterization and order reduction of mechanical systems: An overview
Kerschen, Gaëtan ULg; Golinval, Jean-Claude ULg; Vakakis, Alexander F. et al

in Nonlinear Dynamics (2005), 41(1-3), 147-169

Modal analysis is used extensively for understanding the dynamic behavior of structures. However, a major concern for structural dynamicists is that its validity is limited to linear structures. New ... [more ▼]

Modal analysis is used extensively for understanding the dynamic behavior of structures. However, a major concern for structural dynamicists is that its validity is limited to linear structures. New developments have been proposed in order to examine nonlinear systems, among which the theory based on nonlinear normal modes is indubitably the most appealing. In this paper, a different approach is adopted, and proper orthogonal decomposition is considered. The modes extracted from the decomposition may serve two purposes, namely order reduction by projecting high-dimensional data into a lower-dimensional space and feature extraction by revealing relevant but unexpected structure hidden in the data. The utility of the method for dynamic characterization and order reduction of linear and nonlinear mechanical systems is demonstrated in this study. [less ▲]

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See detailA method to assess global energy requirements of suburban areas at the neighbourhood scale
Marique, Anne-Françoise ULg; Reiter, Sigrid ULg

in Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality, Ventilation and Energy Conservation in buildings (2010, August)

This article presents the method developed to assess existing suburban neighbourhoods in order to improve their energy efficiency. It combines the use of dynamic simulation tools to evaluate energy ... [more ▼]

This article presents the method developed to assess existing suburban neighbourhoods in order to improve their energy efficiency. It combines the use of dynamic simulation tools to evaluate energy requirements for heating and lighting residential buildings, a statistical approach to assess the transport system and a simplified calculation to take also into account public lighting. The method is completed by a life-cycle analysis of buildings. An application is presented concerning the comparison of three typical suburban structures in the Walloon region of Belgium. The influence of parameters which are often underestimated, like distribution of buildings or location, on the global energy performances of suburban fabrics is tested. The results of this exercise are presented and its limits are discussed. [less ▲]

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See detailA method to assess the lysosomal residence of proteins in cultured cells.
Gasingirwa, Christine; Thirion; Costa, Chrisostome ULg et al

in Analytical Biochemistry (2008), 374(2008), 3140

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See detailA method to assess transport consumptions in suburban areas
Marique, Anne-Françoise ULg; Reiter, Sigrid ULg

Conference (2010, October 21)

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See detailA method to compare computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and multizonal dynamics simulations in buildings physics
Deltour, Jade; Van Moeseke, Geoffrey; Barbason, Mathieu ULg et al

in Proceedings of the International Conference CISBAT 2011 - Clean Tech for sustainable buildings - From Nano to Urban scale (2011, September 15)

This paper focuses on the development of a new evaluation method that combines data obtained by two different approaches: “multizonal dynamics” and “computational fluid dynamics (CFD)”. This research is a ... [more ▼]

This paper focuses on the development of a new evaluation method that combines data obtained by two different approaches: “multizonal dynamics” and “computational fluid dynamics (CFD)”. This research is a part of a project whose the main objective is to define guidelines for architects and buildings engineers. This guidelines aims at determining the adequate approach needed to evaluate the occupant thermal comfort and the building energy consumption for cooling and heating. [less ▲]

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