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See detailParticipatory approaches for evaluating surveillance systems: insights from a training- related study from Vietnam
Antoine-Moussiaux, Nicolas ULg; Vu, M.Q. Giao; Delabouglise, Alexis et al

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See detailParticipatory impact assessment of rice parboiling videos with women in Benin
Zossou, Enangnon ULg; Van Mele, Paul; Wanvoeke, Jonas et al

in Experimental agriculture (2012), 48(3), 438-447

Using the sustainable livelihoods framework to evaluate the impact of a farmer-to-farmer video on the improved rice parboiling technology, women in Benin rated financial, social, human, natural and ... [more ▼]

Using the sustainable livelihoods framework to evaluate the impact of a farmer-to-farmer video on the improved rice parboiling technology, women in Benin rated financial, social, human, natural and physical capital stocks for the baseline year (2006) and the impact year (2009) on a 0–5 scale. Women who had watched the video and those who had not, but who lived in the same villages, perceived a significant improvement in four out of five livelihood capitals while processors in control villages did not perceive any significant change. Apart from testing the sustainable livelihoods conceptual framework as a participatory impact assessment tool for video-mediated rural learning, this study shows how farmer-to-farmer training videos helped to improve multiple livelihood assets. [less ▲]

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See detailParticiper n’est pas influencer. Travailler sur les épreuves de crédibilité du "citoyen-expert" dans le processus décisionnel
Parotte, Céline ULg; Piet, Grégory ULg; Rossignol, Nicolas ULg

in Actes du Congrès du GIS - Démocratie et Participation - Les effets de la participation (2011, December)

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See detailParticiper n'est pas influencer: le poids du citoyen "expert d'usage" dans le processus décisionnel
Parotte, Céline ULg; Piet, Grégory ULg; Rossignol, Nicolas ULg

Conference (2011, October 21)

Si les mécanismes de démocratie participative sont de plus en plus souvent convoqués au cœur de nos systèmes de démocratie représentative (Sintomer, Blondiaux, 2002), devons-nous considérer de facto que ... [more ▼]

Si les mécanismes de démocratie participative sont de plus en plus souvent convoqués au cœur de nos systèmes de démocratie représentative (Sintomer, Blondiaux, 2002), devons-nous considérer de facto que le citoyen a une influence dans le processus décisionnel et, plus particulièrement, dans les limites des cadres prévus à leur participation ? Ce faisant, la participation est-elle le moyen de rendre légitime le rôle et le poids du citoyen dans le processus décisionnel ou a contrario est-elle un moyen supplémentaire pour l’autorité publique de renforcer la légitimité de son action, indépendamment des volontés du citoyen ? Et ce dernier n’était pas légitime, peut-il être crédible ? Selon nos recherches empiriques basées sur une analyse comparative de cinq conflits d’implantation, nous pouvons à ce stade établir que, d’une part, l’impératif délibératif (Sintomer, Blondiaux, 2002) est traversé par une double logique d’action symbolique envers le citoyen (autrement dit, légitimer le processus par sa présence) et d’intérêts des acteurs, en particulier l’autorité publique. Confronter à cette double logique, nous proposons de mettre en exergue les différentes formes d’appropriation ou de réappropriation de la participation par le citoyen. D’autre part, nous démontrerons que la participation du citoyen, qu’elle soit formelle (prévu par le processus) ou informelle (débordement du processus), est assujettie aux intérêts de l’autorité à qui revient la décision publique. Ce faisant, il nous intéresse, dans cette contribution, en procédant d’une démarche inductive (Grounded theory, Glaser, Strauss, 2010) en maximisant d’abord les différences (cas par cas), puis en minimisant les différences entre nos cas d’étude, de comprendre (1) quelle place le processus décisionnel accorde au citoyen ordinaire, (2) quel est le poids de ces citoyens qui décident de s’insérer dans le processus et que nous nommons « experts d’usage » et (3) quelles sont les conditions de sa « crédibilité » dans le processus. Pour y répondre, nous recourons à deux recherches menées sur un an entre 2010 et 2011. La première a trait au projet de construction d’une mosquée dans le quartier de Glain à Liège (Belgique). Cette recherche portait initialement sur la place du citoyen dans les négociations associées à un tel projet d’implantation et sur les arguments qui s’y développent. La seconde recherche, commanditée par Electrabel (GDF Suez), est un projet ponctuel dont le comité d’accompagnement est composé d’acteurs industriels et de décideurs publics. Dans ce cadre, le centre de recherches Spiral (Université de Liège, Belgique) s’intéresse au processus décisionnel et à la participation citoyenne menant à la mise en place de quatre projets éoliens répartis sur le territoire de la Région wallonne. Nous identifierons, dans cette contribution, au préalable le cadre légal permettant la participation du citoyen dit « ordinaire » afin de le confronter, par la suite, à sa réappropriation du processus, au delà des cadres formels de la procédure. Nous proposerons à ce titre de développer trois indicateurs que nous attribuons à ce citoyen « expert d’usage », à savoir, leur capacité à connaître (« il sait »), leur capacité à agir (« il peut ») et leur capacité à argumenter (« il argumente »). Nous reviendrons enfin sur l’importance du contexte qui entoure ces cas d’étude et qui est, selon nous, un élément essentiel pour comprendre l’influence possible que pourrait avoir le citoyen dans le processus. [less ▲]

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See detailParticiperen (z)onder spanning: Over conflicten, macht en impasses in participatieprocessen”
Van Oudheusden, Michiel ULg

Conference given outside the academic context (2012)

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See detailLes participes présents féminins actifs dans l'Avesta
Swennen, Philippe ULg

in Annali (1995)

In Avestan, much feminine present participles in the active voice are problematic. However, the behaviour of the epenthesis of the feminine suffix is quite perfectly regular.

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See detailParticle acceleration in colliding-wind massive binaries: a relevant science case for ASTRO-H
De Becker, Michaël ULg; Khangulyan, Dmitry; Bosch-Ramon, Valenti

Poster (2012, July)

The strong stellar winds of massive stars in binary systems interact through shocks responsible for several phenomena, including significant particle acceleration up to relativistic energies. The ... [more ▼]

The strong stellar winds of massive stars in binary systems interact through shocks responsible for several phenomena, including significant particle acceleration up to relativistic energies. The existence of this relativistic particle population is mainly revealed through detection of bright synchrotron radio emission in the case of a few tens of systems. More recently, Suzaku observations revealed the existence of non-thermal X-rays in the case of two colliding-wind binaries (CWBs), confirming the prediction that inverse Compton scattering should be at work in these objects. In this context, the ASTRO-H mission constitutes the ideal tool to investigate non-thermal phenomena in hard X-rays (above 10 keV), where the well-known thermal emission from the shocked winds should not be significantly present. This poster gives an overview of this science case, and provides clues for the expected input of ASTRO-H in the study of these objects. [less ▲]

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See detailParticle counting - Coulter Multisizer
Grandfils, Christian ULg

Conference (2010, February 22)

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See detailParticle density determination of pellets and briquettes
Rabier, Fabienne; Temmerman, Michaël ULg; Böhm, Thorsten et al

in Biomass & Bioenergy (2006)

Several methods and procedures for the determination of particle density of pellets and briquettes were tested and evaluated. Round robin trials were organized involving five European laboratories, which ... [more ▼]

Several methods and procedures for the determination of particle density of pellets and briquettes were tested and evaluated. Round robin trials were organized involving five European laboratories, which measured the particle densities of 15 pellet and five briquette types. The test included stereometric methods, methods based on liquid displacement (hydrostatic and buoyancy) applying different procedures and one method based on solid displacement. From the results for both pellets and briquettes, it became clear that the application of a method based on either liquid or solid displacement (only tested on pellet samples) leads to an improved reproducibility compared to a stereometric method. For both, pellets and briquettes, the variability of measurements strongly depends on the fuel type itself. For briquettes, the three methods tested based on liquid displacement lead to similar results. A coating of the samples with paraffin did not improve the repeatability and the reproducibility. Determinations with pellets proved to be most reliable when the buoyancy method was applied using a wetting agent to reduce surface tensions without sample coating. This method gave the best values for repeatability and reproducibility, thus less replications are required to reach a given accuracy level. For wood pellets, the method based on solid displacement gave better values of repeatability, however, this instrument was tested at only one laboratory. [less ▲]

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See detailParticle export during a bloom of Emiliania huxleyi in the North-West European continental margin
Schmidt, S.; Harlay, Jérôme ULg; Borges, Alberto ULg et al

in Journal of Marine Systems (2013), 109-110

Coccolithophores, the dominant pelagic calcifiers in the oceans, play a key role in the marine carbon cycle through calcification, primary production and carbon export, the main rivers of the biological ... [more ▼]

Coccolithophores, the dominant pelagic calcifiers in the oceans, play a key role in the marine carbon cycle through calcification, primary production and carbon export, the main rivers of the biological CO2 pump. In May 2002 a cruise was conducted on the outer shelf of the North West European continental margin, from the north Bay of Biscay to the Celtic Sea (47.0°-50.5°N, 5.0°-11.0°W), an area where massive blooms of Emiliania huxleyi are observed annually. Biogeochemical variables including primary production, calcification, partial pressure of CO2 (pCO2), chlorophyll-a (Chl-a), particle load, particulate organic and inorganic carbon (POC, PIC) and 234Th, were measured in surface waters to assess particle dynamic and carbon export in relation to the development of a coccolithophore bloom. We observed a marked northward decrease in Chl-a concentration and calcification rates: the bloom exhibited lower values and may less well developed in the Goban Spur area. The export fluxes of POC and PIC from the top 80 m, determined using the ratios of POC and PIC to 234Th of particles, ranged from 81 to 323 mgC m-2 d-1 and from 30 to 84 mgC m-2 d-1, respectively. The highest fluxes were observed in waters presenting a well-developed coccolithophore bloom, as shown by high reflectance of surface waters. This experiment confirms that the occurrence of coccolithophores promotes efficient export of organic and inorganic carbon on the North-West European margin. [less ▲]

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See detailParticle export with coccolithophorid Emiliania huxleyi blooms in the Bay of Biscay. XII International Symposium on Oceanography of the Bay of Biscay
Schmidt, Sabine; Harlay, Jérôme ULg; Roevros, Nathalie et al

Conference (2010, May 03)

Coccolithophores, one of the most productive calcifying phytoplanktonic groups, often form massive blooms in the temperate and sub-polar oceans, and in particular at continental margins and in shelf seas ... [more ▼]

Coccolithophores, one of the most productive calcifying phytoplanktonic groups, often form massive blooms in the temperate and sub-polar oceans, and in particular at continental margins and in shelf seas. Export of organic carbon and calcification are the main drivers of the biological CO2 pump and are expected to change with oceanic acidification. Coccolithophores are also a major producer of dimethyl sulphide (DMS), whose oxidation products of DMS affect the number and size distribution of tropospheric cloud condensation nuclei, with possible consequences for cloud albedo and heat balance. Coccolithophores are further known to produce transparent exopolymer particles (TEP) that promote particle aggregation and sinking. Coccolithophores play thus key roles in the global carbon, carbonate and sulphur cycles, and, in turn, in climate regulation. The objectives of the Belgian CCCC project (Role of Oceanic Production and Dissolution of Calcium Carbonate in Climate Change) was to evaluate the role in climate regulation of calcification, primary production and export processes during coccolithophorid blooms. Field investigations, supported by remote sensing data, were conducted in the Northern Gulf of Biscay on the continental shelf and slope region (47°- 50°30'N, 5°-11°W) where coccolithophorid blooms are frequently and recurrently observed. During the cruises in May 2002 and 2003 on board the r/v Belgica, fundamental variables (temperature, salinity, primary production, Chl. a, particulate organic carbon) were measured in the water column. To estimate the spatial variability of particle dynamics in surface waters in relation with the coccolithophorid bloom development, we had employed the natural radionuclide 234Th. The preferential scavenging of the particle-reactive daughter 234Th (t1/2= 24.1 days) while its soluble parent, 238U, remains nearly constant, provides an appropriate tool for assessing temporal variations of the removal of particles from surface waters, at a time scale of weeks. The two cruises have permitted to sample two different situations; in particular in May 2002, it was possible to sample a well-developed bloom. As a result, 234Th present contrasted profiles in the upper 0-80 m during the two investigations. In May 2003, 234Th was nearly in equilibrium with 238U (its radioactive parent) along with high particulate activities: this seems to indicate an early bloom situation with low grazing fluxes. On the opposite, in May 2002, deficits of 234Th toward 238U were indicating more efficient particle export from upper waters. Synthesis of the acquired data will be discussed to compare particle dynamics and the magnitude of particulate carbon export using 234Th and POC data at different states of coccolithophorid bloom in the Northern Gulf of Biscay. [less ▲]

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See detailParticle fluxes over a Mediterranean seagrass bed: a one-year sediment trap experiment
Dauby, Patrick ULg; Bale, A. J.; Bloomer, N. et al

in Marine Ecology. Progress Series (1995), 126

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See detailParticle packing density and limestone fillers for more sustainable cement
He, Huan ULg; Courard, Luc ULg; Pirard, Eric ULg

in Key Engineering Materials [=KEM] (2012), 517

Cement blending with mineral admixtures, especially with byproduct or waste product powder, can effectively reduce consumption of cement and promote the ecology. Recently, an innovative concept was ... [more ▼]

Cement blending with mineral admixtures, especially with byproduct or waste product powder, can effectively reduce consumption of cement and promote the ecology. Recently, an innovative concept was proposed to replace of “coarse” cement grains by the inert fillers for sustainable cement in the low w/c concrete cement. As a basic mechanism, particle packing plays an important role in such replacement or blending. In the first part of study, the paper discusses the particle packing aspect of cement grains, limestone filler (LF) and LF blended cement. The new developed wet packing method and a dry packing method are proposed for the evaluation purpose. The paper presents results of packing tests with the influences of PSD, cement type, vibration, mixing, blending proportions, etc. The advantages and limitations of two packing methods are also discussed in this paper. [less ▲]

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See detailParticle packing of concrete containing blended cement
He, Huan ULg; Courard, Luc ULg; Pirard, Eric ULg

Conference (2010, September 20)

Physical particle packing is becoming a hot topic in concrete technology as more and more types of granular materials are used in concrete either for ecological or for engineering purposes. Aggregate is ... [more ▼]

Physical particle packing is becoming a hot topic in concrete technology as more and more types of granular materials are used in concrete either for ecological or for engineering purposes. Aggregate is used as concrete’s skeleton, whereby the particles are stabilized by the cementitious matrix. Packing efficiency governs the spatial characteristics of this structure and thereby influences concrete’s properties. Fine-grained sand can be used to further improve density of the aggregate structure. The particulate cement is also frequently blended by fine mineral admixtures to influence performance of the paste and the properties of the matured concrete. The so-called filler effects increase packing density of the blended cement and possibly reduce water demand. High performance characteristics require suitable blending materials of proper properties (fineness, shape, chemical components, etc.). A number of theoretical packing models have been proposed for prediction of packing characteristics and the resulting concrete properties. A minimum voids ratio has been mathematically derived for certain particle size distributions. This allowed establishment of some optimum graded mixtures for concrete production. On the other hand, the computer simulation approach provides a powerful tool for simulating particle packing. Computational concrete (compucrete) has been developed for a wide range of research purposes. Application of computer simulation to particle packing offers a promising perspective in concrete technology; it provides a proper representation of the heterogeneous concrete material, and renders the possibility of studying the effects of a wide range of technological parameters. In this study, an advanced DEM will be utilized for investigate the packing properties of admixtures blended cement. This new-developed system is capable of packing simulations of arbitrary-shaped particles. Experimental shape analysis of each identical group of particles provides fundamental references of shape simulation strategy. Finally, computer simulation structures of blended cement paste both in fresh and hardened states will be compared with the experimental approach. Correlation of particle packing characteristics and properties of blended cement paste will be analyzed and discussed. Optimization of blending efficiency and improvement of concrete properties are pursued using packing modeling. [less ▲]

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See detailParticle Production in a Hadron Collider Rapidity Gap: The Higgs Case
Cudell, Jean-René ULg; Hernandez, Oscar F

in Nucl. Phys. (1996), B471

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See detailParticle size analysis : a multidimensional approach
Grandfils, Christian ULg

Conference (2004, November 09)

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See detailParticle size analysis in pharmaceutical industry: specific requirements
Grandfils, Christian ULg

Conference (2010, February 22)

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See detailParticle Size and Shape Characterisation - Current Technology and Practice
Hart, Jarrod; Zhu, Yingdan; Pirard, Eric ULg

in Christidis, George (Ed.) Advances in the Characterization of Industrial Minerals (2011)

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See detailParticle size distribution of limestone fillers: granulometry and specific surface area investigations
Courard, Luc ULg; Michel, Frédéric ULg

in Particulate Science and Technology (2014), 32(4),

Mineral fillers can be defined as “inert materials included in a mix design for some useful purpose”. They can be added to compounds in order to complete a large variety of final properties without ... [more ▼]

Mineral fillers can be defined as “inert materials included in a mix design for some useful purpose”. They can be added to compounds in order to complete a large variety of final properties without increasing costs or to improve specific characteristics like hardness, brittleness, impact strength, compressive strength, softening point, fire resistance, surface texture, electrical conductivity, …etc. In Belgium, locally available limestone fillers are specifically very well-adapted for the optimisation of particle packing and flow behaviour of cementitious pastes in concrete mixes. Limestone fillers may be easily characterized in terms of chemical and mineralogical properties. These properties are fundamental for the study of the behaviour of concrete mixes in fresh state and for understanding interactions existing at the level of the Interfacial Transition Zone between aggregates and cement paste. These properties are however insufficiently discriminant and particle size, as well as shape distribution, seem to have a potential influence on physical phenomena which happen during the setting process. The aim of this paper is to compare five major techniques used to quantify the size and the shape of limestone fillers particles: laser diffraction scattering, wet sieving and image analysis for particle size measurement and BET adsorption and Blaine permeability methods for specific surface area. [less ▲]

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