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Black carbon in marine sediments : quantification and implications for the sorption of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2003)
Sorption is a key factor in determining the fate of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in the environment. Here, PAH sorption is proposed as the sum of two mechanisms: absorption into a biogenic, organic carbon (OC) ...
Biomimetic oscillating foil propulsion to enhance underwater vehicle agility and maneuverability
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2008)
Inspired by the swimming abilities of marine animals, this thesis presents "Finnegan the RoboTurtle", an autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) powered entirely by four flapping foils. Biomimetic actuation is shown to produce ...
Carbon nanotube synthesis and detection : limiting the environmental impact of novel technologies
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2009)
Driven by commercial promise, the carbon nanotube (CNT) industry is growing rapidly, yet little is known about the potential environmental impacts of these novel materials. In particular, there are no methods to detect ...