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  1. Utilisations des produits forestiers autres que le bois (PFAB) au Cameroun. Cas du projet forestier du Mont Koupé

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    Tshiamala-Tshibangu, N.; Ndjigba, JD.

    1999-01-01

    Utilization of Non Wood Forest Products in Cameroon. The Case of the Forest Project of the Koupe Mont. A survey using some elements of the RAA method described by Gueye and Schoonmaker (4) led to the identification of 26 plant species belonging to 15 botanical families in the Koupe Mountain forest project (Cameroon). This study deals with the utilization of non wood forest products. The small number of species reported by the study can be explained by the fact that the survey took into accoun...

  2. Utilisations des produits forestiers autres que le bois (PFAB au Cameroun. Cas du projet forestier du Mont Koupé

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    Tshiamala-Tshibangu, N.

    1999-01-01

    Full Text Available Utilization of Non Wood Forest Products in Cameroon. The Case of the Forest Project of the Koupe Mont. A survey using some elements of the RAA method described by Gueye and Schoonmaker (4 led to the identification of 26 plant species belonging to 15 botanical families in the Koupe Mountain forest project (Cameroon. This study deals with the utilization of non wood forest products. The small number of species reported by the study can be explained by the fact that the survey took into account only the species really used by the local population and not all those present in the forest. Study established that : harvesting and utilization of these resources generate incomes, create jobs and allow local population satisfying their needs of food, fodder, medicine, resins, dyes, fiber, handicrafts, flavorings, building materials... Unfortunately, due to organizational problems and absence of structures, the commercialization of these products does not contribute to the welfare of the local population and to the development of the production area which remained dominated by agriculture. In order to ensure the perennial characteristic of the highly demanded species, measures permitting their conservation and their sustainable utilization such as : regulation of the type and the rate of harvesting, use of non destructive harvesting techniques, their domestication through agroforestry techniques, their introduction in home-gardens... should be taken. The management of these resources requires the involvement and effective participation of the rural community. This can be achieved through mass sensitization, training and use of the media.

  3. Typologie des exploitations viticoles selon leur utilisation de produits phytosanitaires : analyse structurelle et financière basée sur les données RICA

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    Aubert, Magali; Enjolras, Geoffroy; Bonnal, Claire

    2011-01-01

    Dans un contexte de réduction drastique de l'utilisation des produits phytosanitaires en agriculture, les fabricants et les consommateurs doivent adapter leurs pratiques. Grand utilisateur d'intrants, le secteur viticole est l'un des premiers concernés par cette mutation. Pour faciliter ce changement, il est nécessaire de mieux cerner les profils d'utilisation de ces intrants que nous distinguons suivant qu'ils protègent la vigne (pesticides) ou qu'ils accélèrent son développement (engrais). ...

  4. Contribution à l'étude des amylases du sorgho et leurs utilisations dans la transformation des produits amylacés

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    Ba, Khady

    2013-01-01

    Les amylases sont des enzymes largement utilisées dans le secteur industriel. Elles occupent d'ailleurs une place primordiale dans le marché mondial des enzymes. Les travaux présentés dans ce manuscrit se sont intéressés à la production d’amylases à partir d’une source végétale peu coûteuse et disponible, le sorgho et aux possibilités de les utiliser dans la transformation des produits amylacés. Dans la première partie de l’étude, après avoir caractérisé et malté sept variétés de sorgho blanc...

  5. Les outils mis en place pour identifier et garantir la qualité des produits agro-alimentaires. Exemple de leur utilisation dans la filière lait-fromage des Alpes du Nord

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    DUBEUF, Brigitte

    1992-01-01

    En France, de nombreux outils sont mis en place pour promouvoir la qualité des produits, comme les Appellations et les Labels, et pour la garantir auprès des consommateurs, comme la Certification de conformité. Des procédures équivalentes sont proposées en vue du marché unique européen. La stratégie visant à organiser à la fois la dénomination et la défense des produits d’une part, la garantie de la qualité d’autre part reposent principalement sur la normalisation et les systèmes d’Assurance-...

  6. Evaluation ergonomique de produits et services : le cas du web marchand

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    Clouet, Ghuilaine

    2005-01-01

    Cette thèse se situe dans le champ de l'évaluation ergonomique de produits et de services. Une bonne évaluation doit répondre à deux types de critères qui ne sont pas nécessairement convergents : d'une part, ceux relatifs à la production de résultats scientifiquement valides et, d'autre part, ceux relatifs à l'utilisation des résultats par les professionnels destinataires. Nous explorons les deux dimensions. Nous produisons des connaissances sur la nature de la production verbale et la produc...

  7. Utilisation de produits organiques oxygénés comme carburants et combustibles dans les moteurs. Première partie : Aspects techniques de l'utilisation sur moteur Using Oxygenated Organics Products As Fuels in Engines. Part One: Technical Aspects of Use in Engines

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    Guibet J. C.

    2006-11-01

    Full Text Available L'étude consiste à examiner les principales incidences techniques de l'emploi de produits organiques oxygénés (alcools, ethers. . . comme carburants et combustibles dans les moteurs à allumage commandé et diesel. On a tenté d'établir une synthèse des études très nombreuses réalisées sur ce sujet surtout depuis les cinq dernières années. On a considéré une large variété de produits (méthanol, éthanol, autres alcools, éthers organiques, systèmes acétono-butyliques. . . utilisés tels quels ou en mélange dans les produits pétroliers classiques. Des techniques particulières comme la carburation catalytique, la fumigation ou la double injection ont également été examinées. This article examines the main technical impacts of using oxygenated organic products (alcohols, ethers, etc. as fuels in spark-ignition and diesel engines. An attempt is made to provide a synthesis of the enormous volume of research that has been done on this subject, especially in the last five years. A wide variety of products is considered (methanol, ethanol, other alcohols, organic ethers, butyl-acetone systems, etc. , used either unblended or blended with conventional petroleum produtcs. Special techniques such as catalytic carburation, fumigation or dual injection are also examined.

  8. The use of recoil for the separation of uranium fission products; Utilisation du recul pour la separation des produits de fission de l'uranium

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    Henry, R.; Herczec, C. [Commissariat a l' Energie Atomique, Saclay (France).Centre d' Etudes Nucleaires

    1959-07-01

    The recoil distance of fission fragments in U{sub 3}O{sub 8} is about 8 microns. By using highly diluted suspensions of uranium oxide particles having dimension much smaller than this figure (mean diameter 0,5 micron), we were able to study the re-adsorption of fission products on uranium oxide. Separation results have been studied as a function of the nature of the irradiation medium (solid or liquid) and the separation medium, of particle size and of concentration of particles in the dispersing medium. Decay curves can be used to discriminate between {sup 239}Np and mixed fission products. Most of the {sup 239}Np is found in the U{sub 3}O{sub 8} particles. The location of fission products in solid dispersing media has been determined, fission products being found always inside the dispersing medium particles. The results obtained can be applied to the rapid separation of short-lived fission products from a uranium-free starting material. (author) [French] Le parcours de recul des fragments de fission est en moyenne de 8 microns dans l'U{sub 3}O{sub 8}. En prenant des suspensions d'oxyde d'uranium dont les particules, tres diluees, ont des dimensions nettement inferieures a cette valeur (diametre moyen 0,5 micron), on a pu etudier directement la readsorption des produits de fission sur l'oxyde d'uranium. Les resultats de separation ont ete etudies en fonction de la nature du milieu d'irradiation (solide ou liquide) et du milieu de separation, de la taille des particules d'oxyde et de leur concentration dans le milieu dispersant. Les courbes de decroissance permettent de determiner la perturbation apportee dans les mesures par le {sup 239}Np qui reste en majorite dans les grains d'U{sub 3}O{sub 8}. On a determine enfin l'emplacement des produits de fission dans le cas des melanges solides; ils se trouvent toujours a l'interieur des grains du milieu recepteur. Les resultats obtenus permettent d'envisager la

  9. Utilisation des huiles végétales et de leurs produits de transestérification comme carburants Diesel Use of Vegetable Oils and Their Transesterification Products As Diesel Fuels

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    Gateau P.

    2006-11-01

    Full Text Available L'utilisation d'huiles végétales et de leurs dérivés comme carburants Diesel a fait l'objet, depuis 1981, de plusieurs études financées par l'Agence Française pour la Maîtrise de l'Energie (AFME et réalisées par l'institut Français du Pétrole (lFP en collaboration avec Elf Renault, le Centre d'Etudes et d'Expérimentation du Machinisme Agricole Tropical (CEEMAT et l'institut de Recherches pour les Huiles et Oléagineux (IRHO. Ce document rassemble les résultats obtenus au banc d'essai sur plusieurs types de moteurs représentant un assez large éventail d'applications, depuis le motoculteur utilisé en agriculture africaine jusqu'au moteur classique de tracteur ou de camion. Deux types de produits ont été examinés : les huiles végétales elles-mêmes employées pures ou en mélange au gazole, et les esters méthyliques de ces huiles utilisés tels quels. Lors d'un fonctionnement de courte durée les huiles aussi bien que les esters conduisent globalement à un fonctionnement satisfaisant du moteur; les pertes de performances par rapport au gazole restent modérées voire imperceptibles. Les seuls problèmes dans ce cas concernent la mise en oeuvre, difficile avec les huiles en raison de leur très forte viscosité, beaucoup plus aisée avec les esters. En endurance, l'inconvénient majeur des huiles végétales et de leurs dérivés concerne la formation de dépôts au nez des injecteurs. Sur les moteurs rustiques à préchambre (type Hatz ce phénomène reste limité puisqu'il a été possible de conduire, sans incident, un ensemble d'essais d'endurance de 1100 h avec différents types d'huiles pures (arachide, coton, palme. Sur les moteurs à Injection directe la formation de dépôts constitue une très sérieuse contrainte puisqu'elle conduit pratiquement à proscrire l'utilisation d'huiles même en mélange (25 ou 50 % dans le gazole. Les esters peuvent alors être proposés à condition qu'un certain nombre de pr

  10. Les produits de terroir au Niger

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    Luxereau, Anne

    2013-01-01

    Les productions agricoles localisées, bénéficiant de ce fait d’une notoriété particulière, existent depuis longtemps en Afrique. Au Niger, elles sont nombreuses et leur statut est diversifié, entre des produits « patrimoines » et d’autres qui constituent des opportunités économiques récentes. Longtemps ignorés des projets de développement, ils connaissent actuellement des évolutions disparates mais la plupart du temps endogènes, « informelles » et innovantes. Tous commercialisés, ils particip...

  11. Les savoirs des autres

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    Bromberger, Christian

    2007-01-01

    En ethnologie, comme dans bien d'autres domaines scientifiques, le renouvellement des problématiques est souvent venu des confins territoriaux, de points marginaux de rencontre entre disciplines voisines. Chacun de ces rendez-vous marque une étape importante dans l'histoire de la démarche ethnologique ; le dialogue qui s'est noué avec la technologie, la linguistique et la sémiologie, les sciences naturelles, la médecine... a permis non seulement une extension du champ et un affinement des mét...

  12. Spéciation de l’arsenic dans les produits de la pêche par couplage HPLC/ICP-MS. Estimation de sa bioaccessibilité en ligne et applications à d'autres éléments traces métalliques d'intérêt

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    Leufroy, Axelle

    2012-01-01

    L'arsenic est un élément présent dans tous les compartiments de l'environnement, et les produits de la pêche représentent une source majeure d'exposition à l'arsenic par le biais de l'alimentation. Même s'il n'existe pas à ce jour de législation sur les teneurs en arsenic dans les aliments en France, les agences gouvernementales évaluent généralement les risques liés à la présence d'arsenic dans les produits de la pêche en se basant essentiellement sur la concentration totale de l'élément, sa...

  13. Discours commerciaux et produits alimentaires

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    Dupont, Louis

    2013-01-01

    Ce texte porte sur les discours commerciaux qui attribuent des valeurs culturelles à une gamme de produits, facilitant leur vente sur les marchés. C’est le cas des produits alimentaires sur lesquels porte ici l’analyse. Discours commercial et marketing ne doivent pas être confondus ; le marketing est en aval, les discours commerciaux, par leurs dimensions sociale et culturelle, sont en amont. Ils se donnent à lire et à voir sur l’emballage des produits, que l’on nomme « emballage discursif »....

  14. Règlement des produits à base de plantes

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    Fourasté, Isabelle

    2013-01-01

    Le monde végétal est source de vie. À tout moment, l’homme et la nature sont soudés l’un à l’autre aussi bien dans les besoins les plus fondamentaux que dans les applications les plus futiles. Il est donc normal que des législations multiples et complexes régissent les domaines d’utilisation des plantes, que ce soit en tant que matériel industriel (construction, habillement, confection d’objets d’utilisation courante...), dans l’alimentation humaine et/ou animale, dans le domaine de la santé,...

  15. La canne à sucre et ses co-produits dans l'alimentation animale

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    Xande, Xavier; Gourdine, Jean-Luc; Fanchone, Audrey; ALEXANDRE, Gisèle; Boval, Maryline; Coppry, Ode; Arquet, Rémy; Fleury, Jérôme; Régnier, Carole; Renaudeau, David

    2011-01-01

    La canne à sucre plante entière et ses coproduits (amarres, jus de canne, mélasse, bagasse) peuvent être valorisés par les animaux d’élevage. Les ruminants peuvent utiliser tous les produits de la canne à sucre alors que les monogastriques n’utilisent efficacement que les fractions les moins riches en fibres(jus de canne, mélasse). Quels que soient l’espèce animale et les produits, une forte complémentation azotée s’impose. La canne entière et ses différentes fractions sont carencées en proté...

  16. ETUDE D'IONS MULTICHARGES DANS LES PLASMAS PRODUITS PAR LASER

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    Jaeglé, P.; Carillon, A.; Jamelot, G.; Wehenkel, C.; Sureau, A.; Guennou, H.

    1980-01-01

    Parmi les plasmas chauds, les plasmas produits par laser ont pour caractéristiques une densité maximum très élevée, présentant un fort gradient spatial, et une variation temporelle rapide de la température et de la densité. L'étude du rayonnement des ions multichargés, nécessaire pour les diagnostics sur ces paramètres, offre à la physique atomique champ de recherche original comprenant notamment l'identification de raies non-observées dans d'autres conditions, d'importantes modifications du ...

  17. Modification of Wax Crystallization in Petroleum Products Modification de la cristallisation des paraffines dans les produits pétroliers

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    Denis J.

    2006-11-01

    type polyacrylate d'alkyle, est illustrée dans la table 2. Pour les gazoles le problème principal concerne le colmatage des filtres du circuit d'alimentation des moteurs Diesel, pour lequel les méthodes actuelles d'essai de laboratoire ne semblent pas satisfaisantes et font l'objet d'études dans plusieurs groupes de recherches. Les additifs préconisés sont soit des copolymères d'éthylène et d'acétate de vinyle, soit des formules complexes de plusieurs types de produits polymères ou non, à longues chaînes agissant sur la nucléation et la croissance des cristaux. Quant aux huiles lubrifiantes, elles nécessitent l'utilisation d'additifs d'une part en raffineries dans l'étape de déparaffinage, ce sont des copolymères acryliques, d'autre part dans les formulations pour abaisser le point d'écoulement de - 9 °C à - 30 °C, ce sont soit des copolymères acryliques de longueurs de chaîne moyennes dont l'efficacité est donnée dans les tables 3 et 4, soit des copolymeres d'acétate de vinyle et de dialkylfumarates, soit des polyalkylstyrènes ; tous ces produits présentent une bonne efficacité.

  18. ProVoc : une ontologie pour décrire des produits sur le Web

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    Lopez, Cédric; Nooralahzadeh, Farhad; Cabrio, Elena; Segond, Frédérique; Gandon, Fabien

    2016-01-01

    De nombreuses recherches ont depuis longtemps motivé l'utilisation d'ontologies pour répondre aux besoins de représentation du e-Commerce. Dans cet article, nous présentons ProVoc (Product Vocabulary), une ontologie ayant pour objectif de décrire des produits sur le Web. Complémentaire à GoodRelations (Hepp, 2008), l'ontologie au format du Web sémantique la plus utilisée dans le monde du e-Commerce, Provoc se concentre sur une représentation fine des produits et de leurs entités relatives (ga...

  19. 2. L’autre et soi

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    PALLEAU-PAPIN, Françoise

    2014-01-01

    La rencontre de l’altérité se traduit, au pire, par un conflit, et un camp cherche à diaboliser l’autre, refusant obstinément de le considérer comme sujet avec son propre point de vue, ses justifications, ses raisons. La persécution tragique qui en découle est une question de perspective, c’est opprimer autrui en refusant de se mettre à sa place, ce qui ouvre des possibilités narratives que Markson explore dans deux récits. Ces textes dramatisent le conflit tragique de l’altérité : une nouvel...

  20. Utilisation de produits organiques oxygénés comme carburants et combustibles dans les moteurs. Deuxième partie : Les différentes filières d'obtention des carburols. Analyse technico-économique Using Oxygenated Organic Products As Fuels in Engines. Part Two: Different Systems for Producing Alcohol Fuels. Technico-Economic Analysis

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    Chauvel A.

    2006-11-01

    Full Text Available Parmi les produits à même d'être substitués aux hydrocarbures pour la constitution des carburants, les composés organiques oxygénés occupent une place prépondérante à cause de leurs caractéristiques favorables à la combustion dans les moteurs, qu'ils soient employés purs ou mélangés (seuls ou à plusieurs aux hydrocarbures, constituants des carburants classiques. Dans cet article, ces composés oxygénés sont désignés sous le nom de carburols. Alors que l'objet de la première partie de l'étude a été d'examiner les conséquences techniques de l'emploi de ces produits sur les circuits de distribution et le fonctionnement des véhicules, il s'agit dans la présente partie d'analyser les caractéristiques technico-économiques de leur fabrication. En particulier, on y aborde successivement les points suivants : - disponibilités en matières premières : ressources fossiles et végétales ; - analyse technique des divers modes d'obtention - analyse économique ; - programmes nationaux. Among products that can be substituted for hydrocarbons for producing fuels, oxygenated organic compounds occupy a preponderant position because of their favorable characteristics for combustion in engines whether they are used in a pure form or in mixtures (alone or severally with hydrocarbons which are used to make up conventional fuels. In this article these oxygenated compounds are given the name carburols (alcohol fuels. Whereas the aim of Part 1 was to examine the technical consequences of using such products in distribution circuits and for vehicle operating, Part 2 is an analysis of the technico-economic aspects of manufacturing them. In particular, the following points are taken up successively: (a availabilities of raw materials. fossil and vegetebal resources; (b technical analysis of various production methods; (c economic analysis; (d national programs. Depending on the amounts involved, a distinction is made among alternative

  1. Une autre école en Espagne

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    Bolívar, Antonio

    2011-01-01

    Au cours des deux dernières décennies, le système éducatif espagnol a connu une succession de lois sur l’éducation qui étaient intimement liées aux différents gouvernements au pouvoir et répondaient aux nouvelles attentes de la société. Face à ce train de réformes qui ne parvient pas à changer les pratiques pédagogiques, un ensemble de mouvements réformistes montre qu’une autre école est possible. L’article analyse en premier lieu les principaux axes d’une approche communautaire de la réforme...

  2. Analytical chemistry equipment for radioactive products; Installation de chimie analytique pour produits radioactifs

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    Douis, M.; Guillon, A.; Laurent, H.; Sauvagnac, R. [Commissariat a l' Energie Atomique, Saclay (France). Centre d' Etudes Nucleaires

    1959-07-01

    The report deals with a shielded enclosure, hermetic, for analytical examination and handling of radioactive products. Remote handling for the following is provided: pipette absorption - weighing - centrifuging - desiccation - volumetric - pH measurement - potentiometric - colorimetric - polarographic. The above list is not restrictive: the enclosure is designed for the rapid installation of other equipment. Powerfully ventilated and screened to 400 m-curies long life fission product levels by 5 cm of lead, the enclosure is fully safe to the stated level. (author) [French] La presente communication decrit une enceinte etanche et blindee permettant un travail et un controle analytique sur des produits radioactifs. Les techniques suivantes sont adaptees pour une manipulation a distance: pipettage, pesees, centrifugation, dessiccation, volumetrie, mesure de pH, potentiometrie, colorimetrie, polarographie. Cette liste n'est pas limitative. La conception de l'installation permet la mise en place rapide d'autres appareils. Protegee par 5 cm de plomb et fortement ventilee, elle donne toute securite de manipulation jusqu'a un niveau d'activite 400 mcuries en produits de fission a vie longue. (auteur)

  3. Les bons produits d'antan

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    Clément, Alain

    2006-01-01

    Les pratiques d'autoconsommation alimentaire dans les Combrailles d'Auvergne, aux confins de la basse Auvergne, sont de nos jours encore très présentes. Elles suscitent un intérêt d'autant plus important pour ceux qui y ont recours qu'elles associent économie d'argent et consommation de produits jugés supérieurs d'un point de vue qualitatif et gustatif. C'est d'ailleurs avec beaucoup de nostalgie qu'est évoqué le bon goût des produits alimentaires d'autrefois qui étaient presque entièr...

  4. Technostress et autres revers du travail nomade

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    Popma, J.

    2013-01-01

    L'Internet et l'utilisation des ordinateurs portables, des téléphones mobiles et des tablettes ont accru l'importance du « travail nomade». Ce type de travail, sans contrainte de lieu ni de temps, peut entraîner, d’après ce working paper, une plus grande autonomie et une plus grande flexibilité pour les travailleurs, mais il comporte néanmoins de sérieux risques aussi bien physiques que psychosociaux. L'auteur de ce rapport met l'accent sur ​​les dangers cachés du travail nomade : technostres...

  5. Comités Nationaux Paralympiques: directives sur l'utilisation du logo paralympique de Londres 2012 : version 1.0, Septembre 2009

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    2015-01-01

    Ces directives s’appliquent uniquement aux Comités Nationaux Paralympiques. Chacun d’entre eux doit se conformer aux conditions générales des accords écrits qui les autorisent à utiliser le logo ou les marques associées et autres documents graphiques standard applicables (qui renferment d’autres normes et exigences).

  6. Etude de la migration thermique des produits de fission molybdène, technétium et iode dans les apatites

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    Gaillard, Clotilde

    2000-01-01

    Dans l'optique d'un stockage en site géologique des déchets nucléaires à vie longue, les apatites sont envisagées, d'une part comme matrice de confinement d'actinides ou de produits de fission à vie longue, et d'autre part, comme matériaux incorporés dans les barrières ouvragées. Nos travaux consistent à étudier la migration dans les apatites des produits de fission en fonction de la température. Nous avons choisi d'étudier l'iode 129, de période 16 millions d'années et le technétium 99, de p...

  7. Les innovations de produits dans la chimie du végétal comme substituts aux plastiques

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    Manon JUBIEN

    2015-01-01

    La chimie du végétal se définit par l'utilisation de ressources renouvelables au lieu des ressources pétrolières. La chimie du végétal présente une dimension environnementale et est porteuse d'innovations dans les différents domaines de l'industrie chimique. Le polyacide lactique est l'innovation de produit la plus mature et la plus répandue sous diverses applications dans la plasturgie. Cependant, la substituabilité des plastiques pétrosourcés usuels par le polyacide lactique doit être évalu...

  8. Les risques sanitaires des produits dérivés de la chloration des eaux de bassins de natation

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    Carbonnelle, Sylviane

    2003-01-01

    Les piscines sont fréquentées par de nombreuses personnes à travers le monde, pour y nager ou pour s’y délasser. Cependant, l’atmosphère chlorée des piscines pourrait être responsable de problèmes de santé. En effet, la majorité des piscines sont désinfectées par des produits à base de chlore –menant à la formation de dérivés potentiellement toxiques- et des études ont récemment attiré l'attention sur les risques pour la santé liés à la fréquentation des piscines. Il a entre autres été suggér...

  9. Impact des successions culturales (y compris intercultures sur l'utilisation de produits phytosanitaires

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    Henriet, F.

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Impact of crop sequences (including intercropping on the use of pesticides. Crop sequences and the introduction of catch crops influence the development of agricultural pests (weeds, pests and diseases. This paper gives an overview of the problems that may arise for farmers in practice. Adaptation of crop interventions is often based on the use of plant protection products in the following crop, and these changes serve to solve problems that have been previously generated. Nevertheless, the poorly reasoned introduction of a catch crop can cause unwanted effects in terms of pest management and in relation to the protection of water resources.

  10. Impact des successions culturales (y compris intercultures) sur l'utilisation de produits phytosanitaires

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    Henriet, F.; Proft, M

    2013-01-01

    Impact of crop sequences (including intercropping) on the use of pesticides. Crop sequences and the introduction of catch crops influence the development of agricultural pests (weeds, pests and diseases). This paper gives an overview of the problems that may arise for farmers in practice. Adaptation of crop interventions is often based on the use of plant protection products in the following crop, and these changes serve to solve problems that have been previously generated. Nevertheless, the...

  11. Diversification, domestication et qualité des produits aquacoles

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    Fauconneau, Benoit

    2004-01-01

    La diversification en aquaculture, qu’elle soit liée au système, à l’espèce ou au produit, nécessite une gestion parallèle de la qualité des produits. Cet article fait le point sur les démarches qui ont été ou sont mises en œuvre pour accompagner la domestication de nouvelles espèces de poisson (carpe, saumon, poisson-chat, bar, poissons plats). Il passe également en revue les informations disponibles sur les principales caractéristiques des produits susceptibles d’être exploitées dans une dé...

  12. Formalisation d'annotations produites par des apprenants

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    Mille, Dominique

    2005-01-01

    L'objet de cet article est la description d'une formalisation computable des annotations produites par des apprenants, représentée par une ontologie. Cette formalisation explicite la sémantique des annotations grâce à des attributs auxquels le lecteur devrait donner une valeur. Elle contient également les valeurs possibles de ces attributs. L'intérêt d'une telle formalisation est de couvrir toutes les annotations produites par des apprenants, et d'expliciter tout ce qui constitue leur sens, a...

  13. L'utilisation de sandwichs a materiaux composites

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    Remen, W

    1992-01-01

    Cet article passe en revue ce qui a été fait dans le domaine des sandwichs FRP dans l'industrie maritime ces 15 dernières années. Les avantages de la construction en sandwich FRP seront discutés par rapport aux méthodes de production passées et aux applications pour d'autres marchés. Depuis la fin des années soixante, le développement et l'utilisation de matériaux de construction légers et résistants, ainsi que des nouvelles méthodes de construction ont augmenté. L'utilisation de sandwich-pla...

  14. Lait et produits laitiers en Adamaoua

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    Boutrais, Jean

    2013-01-01

    Grande région d’élevage, l’Adamaoua est également supposé être une grande région productrice de lait. En fait, deux systèmes d’élevage y coexistent et ils se différencient par un rôle économique et culturel très inégal du lait. L’opposition entre élevages foulbé et mbororo tient aux gestions techniques et spatiales du bétail, de même qu’à une valorisation de la viande bovine ou du lait. Des exemples d’utilisation du lait par des familles, après la traite, montrent une priorité à l’autoconsomm...

  15. Annexe. Accord régissant les activités des états sur la lune et les autres corps célestes (ouvert à la signature le 18 décembre 1979)

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    2015-01-01

    Les Etats parties au présent Accord, Notant les succès obtenus par les Etats dans l’exploration et l’utilisation de la Lune et des autres corps célestes, Reconnaissant que la Lune, satellite naturel de la Terre, joue à ce titre un rôle important dans l’exploration de l’espace, Fermement résolus à favoriser dans des conditions d’égalité le développement continu de la coopération entre Etats aux fins de l’exploration et de l’utilisation de la Lune et des autres corps célestes, Désireux d’éviter...

  16. Qualité des produits biologiques d’origine animale

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    Kouba, Marilyne

    2002-01-01

    L’appellation biologique pour un produit garantit un mode de production selon la réglementation spécifique à l’agriculture biologique. Il existe en effet un Règlement Européen pour les Productions Animales Biologiques, appelé REPAB, dont l’application dans le droit français (en date du 24 août 2000) a fait l’objet de contraintes supplémentaires : c’est le CC REPAB F. Il existe une forte demande en produits biologiques dans les pays industrialisés. Il est par conséquent important de considérer...

  17. De l’authenticité des produits alimentaires

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    Bonnain-Dulon, Rolande; Brochot, Aline

    2008-01-01

    La demande d’authenticité est au centre de multiples préoccupations actuelles dont celles concernant l’alimentation en particulier ne sont pas les moins importantes. La mention de l’origine et la référence explicite au terroir de production d’un produit alimentaire entraînant quasi automatiquement la garantie de sa qualité, labels, indications de provenance et appellations d’origine contrôlée sont devenus des vecteurs indispensables de la démonstration de la preuve de la qualité, et des argum...

  18. Biocarburants : la Commission propose d’encourager leur utilisation

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    Vermeersch Georges

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available Depuis longtemps, la Commission, le Parlement et le Conseil encouragent le développement des sources d’énergie renouvelables, et plus particulièrement des biocarburants. Cela s’est traduit, entre autres, par la publication en novembre 2000 d’un livre vert intitulé « Vers une stratégie européenne de sécurité d’approvisionnement énergétique », qui fixe comme objectif, d’ici 2020, le remplacement de 20% des carburants classiques par des carburants de substitution pour le transport routier. Plus récemment, en juin 2001, au sommet de Göteborg, a été souligné le rôle important des biocarburants dans la lutte contre le changement climatique et le développement des énergies propres. Ces encouragements restaient au niveau de la déclaration d’intention faute de moyens administratifs et fiscaux pour bâtir une véritable stratégie. Depuis le 7 novembre 2001, les choses semblent évoluer : en effet, à cette date, le collège des Commissaires a adopté une communication sur les carburants de substitution pour les transports routiers et une série de mesures visant à promouvoir l’utilisation des biocarburants. De plus - et c’est ce qui est fondamental - cette communication était assortie de deux propositions de directives, l’une visant à promouvoir l’utilisation des biocarburants dans les transports, l’autre concernant la possibilité d’appliquer un taux d’accises réduit sur certaines huiles minérales qui contiennent des biocarburants et sur les biocarburants.

  19. Etude des effets singuliers produits par les particules énergétiques chargées de l’environnement radiatif spatial sur les capteurs d’images CMOS

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    Lalucaa, Valérian

    2013-01-01

    Ce mémoire de thèse traite des effets singuliers produits par les milieux radiatifs sur les capteurs d’images CMOS. Le travail se concentre sur les effets provoqués par les ions lourds sur les capteurs utilisant des pixels 3T à photodiode standard et des pixels 4T et 5T à photodiodes pincées. Dans un premier temps, l’étude se concentre sur l’environnement spatial et l’architecture des capteurs. La comparaison avec la littérature met en évidence les effets les plus critiques sur les capteurs :...

  20. Comités Nationaux Olympiques: directives sur l'utilisation du logo olympique de Londres 2012 : version 1.0, Septembre 2009

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    2015-01-01

    L’objectif de ces directives est de préserver et d’améliorer la valeur du logo dans l’intérêt des tous les utilisateurs autorisés. Ces directives s’appliquent uniquement aux Comités Nationaux Olympiques. Chacun d’entre eux doit se conformer aux conditions générales des accords écrits qui les autorisent à utiliser le logo ou les marques associées et autres documents graphiques standard applicables (qui renferment d’autres normes et exigences).

  1. Résistance des insectes aux toxines de Bacillus thuringiensis produites par les plantes génétiquement modifiées

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    Augustin, Sylvie; Bethenod, Marie-Thérèse; Bourguet, Denis; Chaufaux, Josette; Courtin, Claudine; FREROT, Brigitte; Genestier, Gilles; Genissel, Anne; Pelozuelo, Laurent; Rejasse, Agnes; Thomas, Yan

    2004-01-01

    Un des risques environnementaux le plus souvent évoqué lors de l'utilisation des plantes transgéniques exprimant une toxine de Bacillus thuringiensis est la sélection d'insectes ravageurs résistants à cette toxine. Dans le cadre de cette ACI, plusieurs paramètres permettant un meilleur ajustement des stratégies de gestion de ces résistances ont été estimés. Nous avons ainsi montré que les fréquences des allèles de résistance aux toxines produites par les maïs Bt dans les populations naturelle...

  2. Encadrement des produits et des procédés : réglementation et normalisation du commerce international

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    Morin Odile

    2003-07-01

    Full Text Available Produits et procédés sont encadrés à la fois par des réglementations et, à un autre niveau, par des normes du commerce international. Cette présentation traite des textes réglementaires au niveau communautaire et national. On rappellera que l’entrée en vigueur d’un règlement européen est suivie d’une transposition dans le droit de chaque pays membre et que la réglementation nationale s’applique en l’absence de dispositions communautaires. En matière de commerce international, seront évoquées les actions de normalisation du Conseil Oléicole International (COI pour les huiles d’olive et de grignons d’olive et celles du Codex Alimentarius pour les huiles et graisses comestibles. L’ensemble des dispositions réglementaires constitue un cadre englobant les productions de l’amont vers l’aval, à la fois sur un plan vertical (oléagineux, huiles et corps gras, huiles d’olive, margarines, procédés de raffinage et transversalement (composés organiques volatils, OGM, solvants d’extraction, additifs, contaminants…. Le cas de l’huile d’olive est particulier en ce qu’il bénéficie d’un encadrement au niveau international (normes commerciales COI et Codex Alimentarius, européen et national (réglementation. Le Codex Alimentarius, quant à lui, établit des normes à caractère vertical (huiles végétales, graisses animales, huiles d’olive, matières grasses tartinables… et horizontal (additifs, résidus de pesticides…. L’essentiel de cet encadrement est résumé dans les tableaux qui illustrent cette contribution.

  3. Produits locaux entre vente directe, circuit-court et action collective. Entretien avec Bertil Sylvander

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    Virginie Amilien

    2005-01-01

    V.A. : Bertil Sylvander, vous êtes un des pères de la notion de conventions de qualité en matière de produits de qualité et d’origine, et vous possédez une profonde connaissance des aspects socio-économiques de l'agriculture et de l'alimentation locale, incluant les produits aux origines déterminées et les produits labellisés... et c’est d'ailleurs à ce titre que vous nous accordez un entretien aujourd’hui, pour le numéro sur les produits alimentaires locaux du journal AoFood. Je commencerai ...

  4. Produits locaux entre vente directe, circuit-court et action collective. Entretien avec Bertil Sylvander

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    Virginie Amilien

    2005-05-01

    Full Text Available V.A. : Bertil Sylvander, vous êtes un des pères de la notion de conventions de qualité en matière de produits de qualité et d’origine, et vous possédez une profonde connaissance des aspects socio-économiques de l'agriculture et de l'alimentation locale, incluant les produits aux origines déterminées et les produits labellisés... et c’est d'ailleurs à ce titre que vous nous accordez un entretien aujourd’hui, pour le numéro sur les produits alimentaires locaux du journal AoFood. Je commencerai ...

  5. D’un discours galant l’autre : que sont nos discours devenus ?

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    Alain Viala

    2006-01-01

    Cet exposé présentera, comme un exemple, un travail que j’ai en ce moment en chantier. Il se situe dans la lignée d’un livre que j’ai récemment publié et qui s’intitule Lettre sur l’intérêt littéraire. Dans ce livre, j’analyse comment la littérature produit de l’intérêt, quel que soit le sujet qu’elle aborde, en suscitant de la curiosité et de l’émotion, et comment elle produit par là de l’adhésion. Je m’y suis donné la liberté de prendre pour interlocuteur (il convient de le préciser ici) Je...

  6. D’un discours galant l’autre : que sont nos discours devenus ?

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    Alain Viala

    2006-09-01

    Full Text Available Cet exposé présentera, comme un exemple, un travail que j’ai en ce moment en chantier. Il se situe dans la lignée d’un livre que j’ai récemment publié et qui s’intitule Lettre sur l’intérêt littéraire. Dans ce livre, j’analyse comment la littérature produit de l’intérêt, quel que soit le sujet qu’elle aborde, en suscitant de la curiosité et de l’émotion, et comment elle produit par là de l’adhésion. Je m’y suis donné la liberté de prendre pour interlocuteur (il convient de le préciser ici Je...

  7. Evaluation des méthodes chimiques, spectroscopiques et chromatographiques utilisables pour l'identification des polluants pétroliers en mer Evaluation of Chemical, Spectroscopic and Chromatographic Methods Used to Identify Offshore Oil Pollutants

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    Albaigés J.

    2006-11-01

    Full Text Available Dans cet article on passe en revue les différentes méthodes utilisables pour l'identification des principaux polluants pétroliers de la mer par l'analyse quantitativé de leurs « marqueurs passifs x (soufre, azote, nickel, vanadium, paraffine et asphaltènes et la détermination d'autres caractéristiques intrinsèques. II s'agit de méthodes chimiques, spectroscop iques (infrarouge, ultraviolette et chromatographiques (chromatographie en phase gazeuse à haute résolution avec détection par ionisation de flamme, photométrie de flamme et capture d'électrons. Les mesures ont concerné une grande variété de produits susceptibles de polluer la côte méditerranéenne espagnole - pétrole brut des gisements offshore d'Amposta et de Castellôn; - pétroles bruts importés traités dans les raffineries côtières (Boscan, Es Sider, Kuwait, Arabian light, etc.; - fractions lourdes provenant de ces raffineries (fuel-cils, asphaltes, lubrifiants; - polluants réels; - échantillons altérés artificiellement en laboratoire afin de mettre en évidence l'action progressive des éléments naturels. On a trouvé que les méthodes les plus intéressantes étaient : - le dosage chimique du soufre, du nickel et du vanadium; - la spectroscopie infrarouge; - la chromatographie en phase gazeuse à haute résolution avec détection par ionisation et photométrie de flamme. This article reviews the different methods that con be used to identify the leading petroleum pollutants of the sea by quantitative analysis of their a passive markers » (sulfur, nitrogen, nickel, vanadium, paraffin, asphaltenes and by determining other intrinsic properties. These methods are chemical, spectroscopic (infrared, ultraviolet and chromatographic (high-resolution gas chromatography with flame ionization detection, flame photometry and electron capture. Measurements were made of a great variety of products capable of polluting the Spanish Mediterranean coast, including

  8. Use of a thin-film evaporator for bitumen coating of radioactive concentrates; Utilisation d'un evaporateur a couche mince pour l'enrobage par le bitume de concentrats radioactifs

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    Lefillatre, G.; Rodier, J.; Hullo, R.; Cudel, Y.; Rodi, L. [Commissariat a l' Energie Atomique, Chusclan (France). Centre de Production de Plutonium de Marcoule

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    Following the development in the laboratory of a process for coating evaporation concentrates with bitumen, a technological study of this coating process has been undertaken. The report describes a pilot installation for the bitumen coating of concentrates, which uses a thin-film evaporator LUWA L 150. The first, inactive series of tests was designed to determine the maximum and optimum capacities of the evaporator by varying the amounts of bitumen and of concentrate, the rotor speed and the thermo-fluid temperature. Two rotors were tested, one of conventional type, the other a model especially designed for high viscosity products. The maximum capacity of evaporation of the apparatus is 72 kg/hr for a heating temperature of 221 deg. C. During normal operation, the evaporator can produce 50 kg/hr of coated product containing 55 to 60 per cent of bitumen (Mexphalte 40/50), the water content of the product remaining under 0.5 per cent. A second series of tests will shortly be carried out on this pilot installation using, in particular, bituminous emulsions containing mainly Mexphalte 40/50 and 80/100. (authors) [French] A la suite de la mise au point en laboratoire d'un procede d'enrobage par le bitume de concentrats d'evaporation, une etude technologique de cet enrobage a ete entreprise. Ce rapport decrit une installation pilote d'enrobage par le bitume de concentrats utilisant un evaporateur a couche mince LUWA L 150. La premiere serie d'essais en inactif a eu pour but de definir les capacites maximales et optimales de l'evaporateur en faisant varier les dosages en bitume et en concentrats, la vitesse du rotor et la temperature du thermo-fluide. Deux rotors ont ete testes, l'un de type classique, l'autre d'un modele special concu pour les produits de haute viscosite. La capacite d'evaporation maximale de l'appareil est de 72 kg/h d'eau pour une temperature de chauffage de 221 deg. C. En marche normale l

  9. Utilisation of thorium in reactors

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    Anantharaman, K.; Shivakumar, V.; Saha, D.

    2008-12-01

    India's nuclear programme envisages a large-scale utilisation of thorium, as it has limited deposits of uranium but vast deposits of thorium. The large-scale utilisation of thorium requires the adoption of closed fuel cycle. The stable nature of thoria and the radiological issues associated with thoria poses challenges in the adoption of a closed fuel cycle. A thorium fuel based Advanced Heavy Water Reactor (AHWR) is being planned to provide impetus to development of technologies for the closed thorium fuel cycle. Thoria fuel has been loaded in Indian reactors and test irradiations have been carried out with (Th-Pu) MOX fuel. Irradiated thorium assemblies have been reprocessed and the separated 233U fuel has been used for test reactor KAMINI. The paper highlights the Indian experience with the use of thorium and brings out various issues associated with the thorium cycle.

  10. Test de produits alternatifs sur Drosophila suzukii en culture de fraise biologique

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    Lambion, Jérôme; Klink, Morgane

    2014-01-01

    L’essai réalisé sous abri froid en fin de culture de fraise précoce a permis de mettre en évidence l’intérêt de certains produits pour limiter les attaques de D. suzukii. L’efficacité du Success4 (Spinosad) a été confirmée ; ce produit doit être utilisé avec précaution car il est toxique pour les auxiliaires et les pollinisateurs, et son DAR est de 3 jours. Pyrévert et surtout PréVam ont montré une efficacité nettement insuffisante. Les deux produits microbiologiques Naturalis (Beauveria bass...

  11. Quels facteurs de pertinence pour la recherche de produits e-commerce ?

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    Soulier, Laure; Ben Jabeur, Lamjed; Mousset, Paul; Tamine, Lynda

    2016-01-01

    National audience Un moteur de recherche e-commerce vise à fournir un accès rapide et efficace à des produits qui correspondent aux besoins et aux préférences de l'utilisateur parmi une liste de produits similaires ou étroitement liés. Nous avons participé à la campagne d'évaluation « Living Lab for Information Retrieval » qui proposait une tâche de recherche de produits évaluée par des utilisateurs réels lors de scénarios de recherche réelle sur un site de e-commerce. L'évaluation expérim...

  12. Effets d'irradiation et comportement des produits de fission dans la zircone et le spinelle

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    Gentils, Aurélie

    2003-01-01

    Certains oxydes sous forme cristalline, plus particulièrement la zircone (ZrO2) et le spinelle (MgAl2O4), sont des matrices potentielles pour la transmutation du plutonium et des actinides mineurs. Ce travail concerne l'étude des propriétés physico-chimiques de ces matrices, avec un accent particulier sur leur comportement vis-à-vis de l'irradiation et leur capacité à confiner les produits de fission. Les irradiations à basse énergie et l'incorporation d'analogues stables de produits de fissi...

  13. L'hostilité aux OGM survit-elle à des produits attractifs ?

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    Kassardjian, Elsa; Robin, Stéphane; Ruffieux, Bernard

    2011-01-01

    Nous testons ici les dispositions à payer des consommateurs pour des aliments transgéniques de seconde génération, c'est-à-dire ayant des caractéristiques innovantes attractives pour le consommateur par rapport au produit conventionnel. Nous testons également les dispositions à payer de tels produits lorsqu'ils sont obtenus avec des technologies alternatives aux biotechnologies transgéniques. Les résultats indiquent que la disposition à payer positive pour une caractéristique désirable obtenu...

  14. Coal ash utilisation in India

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    Coal based thermal power stations have been the major source of power generation in our country in the past and would continue for decades to come. In India, thermal generation which contributes about 72% of the overall power generation of 2,45,000 MU (1989-90) is the main source of power and mainly based on coal firing. Total ash generation in India presently is to the tune of 38 million tonnes per annum. India is fourth in the world as far as coal ash generation is concerned. USSR is first, (100 million tonnes), then come USA (45 million tonnes) and China (41 million tonnes). The basic problem of thermal power station fired with high ash content coal is the generation of huge quantity of coal ash which would pose serious environmental and other related problems. The present paper analyses the extensive scope of utilisation of coal ash and enlightens the strategies to be adopted to overcome the related problems for proper utilisation of coal ash. (author). 9 tabs

  15. From tourist product to ordinary food? De produit touristique à produit alimentaire ? Le rôle du tourisme rural dans le développement des produits locaux et du patrimoine alimentaire en Norvège.

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    Gunnar Vittersø

    2011-05-01

    Full Text Available Local food products, either new, “traditional”, or based on a specific conception of food heritage, play an important role in the development of the rural tourism sector in Norway. Building on different concrete Norwegian case studies, this article seeks to better understand the role tourism plays in the creation, or revival, of cultural identity based on local food products and food heritage. The paper uses the concept of the “tourist gaze” in order to analyze tourists and local consumers’ perceptions and appropriation of local food. The article highlights the consequences of the emergence of culinary and local food heritage for tourists in Norway, and concludes that tourism increases the awareness of food heritage and strengthens local identity, although these food products are not much used in ordinary food consumption.Les produits locaux, nouveaux, basés sur des recettes « traditionnelles », voire sur une conception particulière du patrimoine alimentaire, jouent un rôle important dans le développement du secteur touristique rural en Norvège. Fondé sur différents cas d’études norvégiens concrets, cet article permet de mieux comprendre le rôle joué par le tourisme dans la création, ou la construction, de l’identité culturelle basée sur le patrimoine alimentaire et le développement récent des produits locaux. Afin d’analyser la perception et l’appropriation des produits localisés par les consommateurs, nous proposons une approche fondée sur la notion de « regard touristique ». Cet article s’achève finalement sur les conséquences de l’émergence du patrimoine alimentaire local dans le tourisme, soulignant à la fois l’influence sur les pratiques alimentaires et sur la mise en valeur d’une identité culturelle locale, bien que ces produits locaux restent peu utilisés dans les habitudes alimentaires quotidiennes.

  16. L’audience des produits de « Hallyu » en Romanie – Un étude de cas

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    Valentina MARINESCU

    2011-01-01

    Cet article explore la réception des produits de la culture populaire « Hallyru » en Roumanie, y compris les motivations qui ont conduit à l’orientation d’une partie du public vers la consommation des produits culturels relativement inconnus jusqu’à tout récemment. Les objectifs spécifiques de l’étude sont : 1. Quelles sont les raisons qui expliquent la popularité de ce type de produits pour l’audience de Roumanie? 2. Quelle est l’influence de ce type de séries sur les perceptions et les conc...

  17. Etude du potentiel des sous-produits vinicoles pour des applications à haute valeur ajoutée

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    Berchem, Thomas; Jacquet, Nicolas; Richel, Aurore

    2016-01-01

    d’une population mondiale en expansion constante, il est primordial de trouver des voies de production plus durables pour les produits de consommation courante. La chimie biobasée et le bioraffinage constituent une alternative à laquelle il convient de porter une grande attention. La très grande quantité de biomasse constituée par les déchets verts produits à l’échelle planétaire représente une ressource énergétique et chimique très peu exploitée jusqu’à présent. Les sous-produits vini...

  18. Intérêts de l'utilisation d'un pansement liquide vétérinaire sur des plaies d'ovariectomie : étude clinique sur 100 chattes

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    Papillon, Amandine

    2011-01-01

    Les pansements liquides sont utilisés depuis des années en médecine humaine pour diverses utilisations (dermatologie, chirurgie plastique, ophtalmologie, ...). La médecine vétérinaire n'utilise pas encore au quotidien ce type de produit. Il existe une formulation adaptée à l’usage vétérinaire. Dans cette étude prospective, il a été testé son utilisation sur 100 chattes pour protéger les plaies d’ovariectomie. Les animaux sont rentrés chez eux sans collerette. Au retrait des points, il a été d...

  19. Development and Testing of Xanthan Products for Eor-Applications in the North Sea Développement et essais des produits à base de xanthane pour les applications de RAH en mer du Nord

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    2006-11-01

    Full Text Available A program for development and evaluation of xanthan for use in enhanced oil recovery projects in the North Sea has been performed. Xanthan was produced using different fermentation conditions. Rheological measurements and filterability tests have been done. Xanthan products, which readily dissolve in sea water and give high viscosity and low aggregation have been produced. The fermentation process used for this type of product was scaled up from 10 litres to 20,000 litres production volume without significant changes in polymer solution properties. Un programme de développement et d'évaluation du xanthane pour utilisation dans les projets de récupération assistée des hydrocarbures en mer du Nord a été réalisé. Le xanthane est obtenu par différents procédés de fermentation. On a effectué des mesures rhéologiques et des essais de filtrabilité. Les produits à base de xanthane se dissolvent facilement dans l'eau de mer, ils donnent une forte viscosité et une faible agrégation. Avec le procédé de fermentation utilisé pour ce type de produit, on a pu faire passer la production de 10 litres à 20000 litres sans modification notable des propriétés de la solution de polymère.

  20. Utilisation of chemically treated coal

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    The numerous application of coal with high content of humic substances are known. They are used in many branches of industry. The complex study of the composition of coal from upper Nitra mines has directed research to its application in the field of ecology and agriculture. The effective sorption layers of this coal and their humic acids can trap a broad spectrum of toxic harmful substances present in industrial wastes, particularly heavy metals. A major source of humic acids is coal - the most abundant and predominant product of plant residue coalification. All ranks of coal contain humic acids but lignite from Novaky deposit represents the most easily available and concentrated from of humic acids. The possibilities of utilisation of humic acids to remove heavy metals from waste waters was studied. The residual concentrations of the investigated metals in the aqueous phase were determined by AAs. From the results follows that the samples of coals humic acids can be used for the heavy metal removal from metal solutions and the real acid mine water. Oxidised coal with high content of humic acids and nitrogen is used in agriculture as fertilizer. Humic acids are active component in coal and can help to utilize almost quantitatively nitrogen in soil. The humic substances block and stabilize toxic metal residues already present in soil. (author)

  1. Spéciation du mercure dans les produits de la pêche par double dilution isotopique et chromatographie en phase gazeuse couplée à un spectromètre de masse à plasma induit (GC-ICP-MS)

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    Da Fonseca Clemens, Stéphanie

    2011-01-01

    Le mercure est un contaminant présent dans l'ensemble des compartiments de l'environnement et l'homme y est directement exposé via l'alimentation. Actuellement, les organismes gouvernementaux évaluent la sécurité des produits alimentaires en se basant essentiellement sur la concentration totale de cet élément. Cependant, la toxicité du mercure dépend, entre autre, de l'espèce absorbée (dont le méthylmercure, sa forme la plus toxique). Par conséquent, l'analyse de spéciation, c'est à dire la d...

  2. Etude du comportement des produits de fission (Ba, Cs, Mo et Ru) dans des combustibles nucléaires irradiés et leurs simulants en situations d’accidents graves par spectroscopie d’absorption des rayons X, SIMS et μsonde

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    Geiger, Ernesto

    2016-01-01

    L’identification des mécanismes de relâchement des Produits de Fission (PF) hors de combustible nucléaire irradié lors d’un accident grave est primordiale pour le développement de codes capables d’estimer précisément le terme source (nature et quantité des radionucléides émis dans l’environnement). Parmi les différents PF, les Ba, Cs, Mo et le Ru sont particulièrement intéressants, car ils peuvent interagir entre eux ou avec d’autres éléments et donc affecter leur relâchement. Dans le cadre d...

  3. Réduction de l'oxyde d'azote par la suie dans les produits de combustion Reduction of Nitric Oxyde by Soot in Combustion Products

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    De Soete G.

    2006-11-01

    Full Text Available On a étudié dans un réacteur à lit fixe la réduction du NO par de la suie formée dans des flammes riches de mélanges éthane/oxygène/argon. Le mélange gazeux traversant le réacteur est de l'argon dopé avec du NO; dans certains cas ce mélange est enrichi d'hydrogène ou d'oxyde de carbone. En présence d'hydrogène ou d'oxyde de carbone, ces vitesses sont nettement plus grandes qu'avec la suie seule. La comparaison avec des vitesses réactionnelles obtenues sur des lits fixes composés d'autres matériaux solides, tels que l'alumine, montre que la réduction de l'oxyde d'azote se fait principalement par une réaction hétérogène avec l'hydrogène et l'oxyde de carbone catalysée par la suie. D'autres matériaux solides,tels que des oxydes réfractaires présentent une activité catalylique aussi importante que la suie. Cette observation fournit une nouvelle explication de l'effet connu de certains additifs sur la réduction de NO dans les flammes. Dans la seconde partie de l'étude, on mesure la réduction des oxydes d'azote dans les flammes fuligineuses de prémélange. De l'argon dopé par de l'oxyde d'azote est injecté dans les produits de combustion de ces flammes chargés de suie; l'introduction du NO est faite à différentes distances derrière le brûleur, correspondant à différents niveaux de température des produits de combustion. La réduction fractionnelle des oxydes d'azote est mesurée en fonction de la concentration en suie, en hydrogène et en oxyde de carbone, en faisant varier la composition du mélange inflammable. Les résultats expérimentaux sont en bon accord avec la réduction calculée en se basant sur les informations cinétiques obtenues en lit fixe. The kinetics of nitric oxide réduction by soot collected from hydrocarbon flames is studied in a fixed-bed reactor. The gas flow traversing thé reactor is either argon with NO, or argon with hydrogen and NO, or argon with carbon monoxide and NO. In th

  4. Rôle des produits secondaires (tannins et alcaloïdes) des espèces forestières de l'Est de Madagascar face aux populations animales

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    Hladik, Claude Marcel; Simmen, Bruno; Ramasiarisoa, P.-L.; Hladik, Annette

    2000-01-01

    Des tests préliminaires de recherche de produits secondaires ont été éffectués sur les feuilles de plus d'une centaine d'espèces de la région d'Andasibe (forêt dense humide de moyenne montagne), en utilisant les réactifs de Mayer et de Draggendorf pour les alcaloïdes et le chlorure de fer et la gélatine salée pour les tannins. Ainsi estimées statistiquement, les richesses relatives se révèlent être semblables entre les espèces forestières et celles des recrûs en ce qui concerne les tannins. E...

  5. Connaissances actuelles sur les produits lourds du pétrole Present Knowledge on Heavy Constituents of Crude Oils

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    2006-11-01

    Full Text Available Les produits lourds du pétrole (résines et asphaltènes jouent un rôle important dans les problèmes de formation des gisements de pétrole, de récupération assistée - en particulier des pétroles lourds -, de traitement et même d'utilisation des produits pétroliers. Les résines et asphaltènes constituent le terme extrême des composés naphténo-aromatiques. Le squelette carboné des asphaltènes est probablement constitué par un empilement de quelques feuillets polyaromatiques, comportant des hétérocycles (N, S et supportant des groupements fonctionnels ainsi que des chaînes alkyle. Ces cristallites peuvent s'associer pour former des agrégats de poids moléculaire élevé. La viscosité des huiles lourdes est probablement due à la taille et à l'abondance d'agrégats de ce type. Dans les huiles normales, les résines joueraient un rôle important pour solubiliser les asphaltènes, grâce à des interactions par liaisons hydrogène. Lors d'un traitement thermique, les asphaltènes produisent des hydrocarbures par craquage des parties saturées, cependant que le résidu s'enrichit en carbone. A température élevée, l'apparition d'un ordre graphitique dépend largement des teneurs en hétéroatomes (O, N, S. L'origine de la plus grande partie des asphaltènes doit être recherchée dans l'évolution du kérogène lors de son enfouissement dans les bassins sédimentaires. A chaque type majeur de kérogène, pourrait correspondre un type d'asphaltènes. Ces derniers migrent moins facilement que les hydrocarbures hors de la roche mère et sont comparativement moins abondants dans les réservoirs de pétrole, lorsque ce dernier n'est pas dégradé. The heavy constituents of crude oil (resins and asphaltenes play an important role in the accumulation of petroleum, in enhanced oil recovery (particularly of heavy oils and in processing and utilizing petroleum. Resins and asphaltenes are the ultimate term of the naphtheno

  6. Contribution à l'optimisation en conception préliminaire de produit

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    Mazhoud, Issam

    2014-01-01

    L'optimisation en conception de produit constitue une activité à forte valeur ajoutée en entreprise. Ceci est d'autant plus important qu'elle est appliquée dans les premières phases du processus de conception. Les travaux dans cette thèse se placent dans ce contexte et proposent des outils adaptés d'aide à la décision en pré-dimensionnement de produits suivant deux critères: présence ou non de fonctionnelles dans le modèle, prise en compte ou non des incertitudes dans le modèle. Une méthode à...

  7. Eco-purification de produits naturels par CPC : changement d'échelle et solvants alternatifs

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    Bouju, Élodie

    2015-01-01

    L'objectif de cette thèse est de mettre en place des outils permettant l'éco-purification de produits naturels par chromatographie de partage centrifuge (CPC), une technique préparative permettant la séparation de composés grâce à un système solvant constitué de deux liquides non miscibles. Ce manuscrit expose dans un premier temps une brève présentation des différentes techniques préparatives fréquemment utilisées pour la purification de produits naturels, puis détaille la technique de chrom...

  8. Utilisation of biofuels in CHP system

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    The paper deals with possibilities of utilisation of biogas for energy purposes by combined production of electric power and heat. As a example of like this cogeneration units the urban waste water treatment Lucenec is given. (authors)

  9. Des atomes d'antihydrogene produits en quantites substantielles au CERN

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    Sevestre, G

    2002-01-01

    "Des quantites relativement substantielles d'atomes d'antihydrogene a basse temperature ont ete produites cet ete au Laboratoire europeen de physique des particules, le CERN a Geneve, ouvrant la voie a une etude approfondie de cette antimatiere qui pourrait remettre en cause les theories actuelles, a annonce mercredi sur le site Internet de la revue Nature une equipe internationale de chercheurs" (1 page).

  10. Diagnostic, eévaluation et gestion d'un portefeuille de produits

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    Choffray, Jean-Marie

    1982-01-01

    Cet article revoit les principales méthodes utilisées pour équilibrer un portefeuille de produits. Il propose un système d'aide à la décision qui repose sur une décomposition factorielle de la rentabilité et fournit une mesure du risque associé aux décisions touchant à l'équilibrage du portefeuille (investissement, désinvestissement, allocation des ressources disponibles).

  11. Colloquium C.L.I. operators and others... the becoming of radioactive products after use; Les CLI, les exploitants et les autres... Le devenir des produits radioactifs apres utilisaiton

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    Ancelin, G.; Artus, J.C.; Atteia, M.; Audebert, P.; Ballat, J.; Balle, St.; Bardols, M.; Basse-Cathalinat, B.; Baylet, J.M.; Bazot, G.; Beaufils, B.; Benech, R.; Bongiovanni, J.; Bontoux, J.; Boueilh, M.; Brunet, F.; Calafat, A.; Cartier, M.; Cavereau, S.; Cavereau, G.; Chambon, B.; Chouchan, M.; Criton, P.; Coudre-Genetti, S.; Bretesche, O. de la; Delcourt, R.; Delibes, J.L.; Diaham, A.; Dupouis, N.; Dutil, V.; Eimer, M.; Fauvre, D.; Figueredo, G.; Fongaro, G.; Gaillard, P.; Gazal, S.; Graschaire, G.; Grenier, St.; Ibert, J.; Jacob, E.; Kozlowski, E.; Laroche, D.; Le Bars, Y.; Linfort, J.M.; Sabatier, M.A.; Sasseigne, Ph.; Saut, C.; Sornein, J.F.; Terrenne, J.P.; Donzac, M. de; Thiese, I.; Tfibel, V.; Vidal, J.; Vieillard-Baron, B.; Vincent, D

    2006-07-01

    Colloquium to Golfech on September 17. and 18., 2003. The 3. colloquium of the A.N.C.L.I. took place to Golfech, to Alexis Calafat invitation, President of the C.L.I. of Golfech. The reserved subject was ' the C.L.I., the developers and the others: than can bring the various bodies of the nuclear power to the C.L.I.? ' A half-day was dedicated in particular to the future of the radioactive products after use, where the question of the transport of radioactive products was approached. 80 persons participated. The titles of the approached subjects were: dimensions of the expertise and the construction of the information; the C.L.I and its various interlocutors; C.L.I.N., the developer, the others and the transparency of the information; waste and radioactive waste in a hospital environment; safety of the transport of radioactive material; the relations of the Golfech C.N.P.E. with the C.L.I.; the new institute of radiation protection and nuclear safety; the national agency for the management of the radioactive waste, what projects; Implementation of municipal protection plans on the C.L.I. initiative; Socio-economic effects from the installation of Paluel and Penly C.N.P.E.; The case of the Garonne: the iodine 131 contamination; Analysis of the environment in contact with the secondary school of Bar-sur-Aube; C.L.I., the developer and the others: what relations. (N.C.)

  12. Chapitre XI. Activismes : les Maisons d’une autre culture ?

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    Besse, Laurent

    2015-01-01

    Aucun autre lieu aujourd’hui n’évoque, sans doute, autant les années post-68 que les MJC, à tel point qu’il est difficile de faire admettre que leur histoire ne se limite pas à cette période, ni à quelques interminables débats, inévitablement enfumés et fumeux… « Pétards », fromage de chèvre, tissage et pulls tricotés main… parachèvent habituellement la caricature. Celle-ci reflète une part de vérité, mais la réalité valait mieux que la caricature. Suivre, pendant une décennie, ce qu’une Mais...

  13. Étude de structures combinatoires issues de la physique statistique et d'autres domaines

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    Mahjoub, Ali Ridha

    1985-01-01

    Étude de certains problèmes d'optimisation combinatoire. Le premier concerne un problème de régulation de trafic pour lequel on donne une formulation mathématique et on propose une méthode permettant de le résoudre. Le deuxième problème traité est un des problèmes de la physique statistique qui relève de la combinatoire et de l'optimisation, celui du fondamental d'un verre de spins (modèle d'Ising). Enfin on étudie, deux autres problèmes d'optimisation combinatoire: l'absorbant et le Ki-recou...

  14. Rhizome, réseau et petit-monde (Gilles, Henri, Paul... et les autres)

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    Julia, Jean-Thierry

    2015-01-01

    « Le rhizome connecte un point quelconque avec un autre point quelconque, et chacun de ses traits ne renvoie pas nécessairement à des traits de même nature » ; si pour Gilles Deleuze, la philosophie est une activité qui consiste à créer, à inventer des concepts, dans Mille plateaux, ouvrage co-écrit avec Félix Guattari – ou plus exactement dans son introduction –, celui de « rhizome » est dès lors engagé (1980, 31). Modèle prosaïque pour la représentation du monde, lequel adviendra aussi comm...

  15. Pattern of Smartphones Utilisation among Engineering Undergraduates

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    Muliati Sedek

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available The smartphones ownership among the undergraduates in Malaysia was recorded as high. However, little was known about its utilization patterns, thus, the focus of this research was to determine the utilisation patterns of smartphones based on the National Education Technology Standard for Students (NETS.S among engineering undergraduates in Malaysia. This study was based on a quantitative research and the population comprised undergraduates from four Malaysian Technical Universities. A total of 400 questionnaires were analyzed. Based on the results, the undergraduates’ utilisation level of smartphones for communication and collaboration tool was at a high level. Meanwhile, utilisation for operations and concepts tool and research and information fluency tool were at moderate level. Finally, smartphones utilisation as digital citizenship tool and critical thinking, problem solving and creativity tool were both at a low level. Hence, more training and workshops should be given to the students in order to encourage them to fully utilise smartphones in enhancing the higher order thinking skills.

  16. Gender and Health Care Utilisation in Pakistan

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    Syed Mubashir Ali

    2000-01-01

    This study is undertaken to test whether or not there exists gender bias in health care utilisation of sick children in Pakistan. Overall, the results are encouraging, as medical consultation has been sought for by a very high proportion (79 percent) of sick children. Moreover, there do not appear to be significant differences by gender in health care utilisation, be it curative or preventive. This is so in spite of the fact that many studies on various gender-related issues in Pakistan have ...

  17. Utilisation du fumier produit dans les parcs de stabulation pour améliorer le rendement des exploitations agricoles au Nord Bénin

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    Amidou, Moutaharou; André Djenontin, Jonas; Wennink, Bertus

    2003-01-01

    International audience La contrainte majeure évoquée par les exploitants agricoles du nord du Bénin est la baisse progressive de la fertilité des terres. Cette situation résulte d'une gestion inadéquate des terres cultivées et de leur fertilité. Les solutions préconisées sont les amendements organiques et les apports d'engrais minéraux, ainsi que des systèmes de rotation des cultures. L'apport de matière organique sous forme de compost ou de fumier est une technologie qui a été introduite ...

  18. Psychologie ergonomique du travail collectif assisté par ordinateur : l'utilisation du collecticiel dans les projets de conception de produits

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    Gronier, Guillaume

    2006-01-01

    The technological and organizational changes which occur in production structures can be more often attributed to the constantly developing high competitive socio-economical context. The effect of these changes is not only the reorganization of design methods but above all, the close collaboration of the different professions (engineers, designers, ergonomists, etc.) involved in the same project as well. In such a context, the Computer-Supported Collaborative Work (Travail Coopératif Assisté ...

  19. Hiroko Amemiya, Du Teikei aux AMAP. Le renouveau de la vente directe de produits fermiers locaux

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    Opoczynski, Marie

    2011-01-01

    Nourri de contributions de chercheurs Français et Japonais, cet ouvrage constitue une approche inédite du renouveau de la vente directe de produits fermiers locaux (Tekei au Japon ; AMAP, Associations pour le maintien d'une agriculture paysanne en France). Elle questionne par ce biais le fonctionnement actuel de nos sociétés. Le système du Teikei s’est mis en place dans les années 1970 au Japon : Suite à de graves incidents sanitaires et environnementaux, des femmes au foyer, citadines et ai...

  20. Evaluation des produits émis lors d'incendies accidentels de substances dangereuses

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    Pineau, Jean-Philippe; Cwiklinski, Claude; Marlair, Guy; Michot, Christian

    1991-01-01

    L'evaluation de l'inflammabilite, l'explosibilite et la toxicite de substances dangereuses peut conduire à un classement. Diverses methodes de laboratoire sont utilisees et retenues dans des normes et reglementations, nationales et internationales. Les methodes indiquees dans les recommandations de l'ONU pour le transport des matieres dangereuses et les Directives de la Commission Economique Europeenne (84/449 et 82/501) sont d'abord examinees. Sur l'aspect de l'emission de produits toxiques ...

  1. Un label européen pour les produits alimentaires de montagne ?

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    McMorran, Rob; Santini, Fabien; Guri, Fatmir; Gomez-y-Paloma, Sergio; Price, Martin; Beucherie, Olivier; Monticelli, Christine; Rouby, Alexia; Vitrolles, Delphine; Cloye, Guillaume

    2015-01-01

    Des recherches récentes ont mis en valeur l’existence d’une demande significative en denrées alimentaires originaires des montagnes européennes. La production de ces aliments va de pair avec des externalités positives, bien que leurs producteurs soient confrontés à de plus grandes contraintes que leurs homologues des plaines. Les marchés sont souvent défaillants pour compenser ces contraintes du fait de l’absence de définition claire des produits de montagne. Le présent article examine en quo...

  2. Evaluation quantitative des produits formés lors de l'évolution géochimique de la matière organique Quantitative Evaluation of Products Formed During the Geochemical Evolution of Organic Matter

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    Pelet R.

    2006-11-01

    Full Text Available L'évaluation quantitative des produits mobiles formés lors de l'évolution géochimique de la matière organique est nécessaire parce qu'on ne peut jamais retrouver ces produits en place dans. la roche où ils ont pris naissance. Ils ont, en effet, pu migrer durant l'histoire géologique, et de toute manière une fraction, importante et non connue, se perd lors de la prise des échantillons puis de leur conservation avant analyse. La connaissance de l'analyse d'un état E et d'un état plus évolué E' ne suffit pas pour reconstituer les quantités de produits formés. La pyrolyse type Rock-Eval sur kérogènes, avec détermination du carbone résiduel, permet par contre, à partir d'une hypothèse raisonnable, de calculer les hydrocarbures produits. L'analyse élémentaire permet d'y ajouter CO2, H2O, H2S et N2 (considérés comme seuls produits à côté des hydrocarbures. Une analyse chromatographique sommaire supplémentaire permet d'estimer la composition globale des hydrocarbures. Dans le cas des roches, on propose des techniques de correction de l'effet de matrice pratiquement utilisables et qui permettent de retrouver les résultats précédents, au prix d'une incertitude accrue. The mobile products formed during the geochemical evolution of organic matter must be quantitatively evaluated because these products can never be found in place in the rock where they were formed. Indeed, they may have migrated during geological history, and in any case a large and unknown fraction gets lost when samples are taken and then stored before being analysed. Knowing the elemental analysis of a state E and of a more evolved state E' does not suffice for recreating the amounts of products formed. On the other hand Rock-Eval type pyrolysis of kerogens, including the determination of the residual carbon, can be used to compute the hydrocarbons produced, on the basis of a reasonable hypothesis. Elemental analysis then enables the evaluation of CO2, H2O

  3. Enhancing Cloud Resource Utilisation using Statistical Analysis

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    Sijin He

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available Resource provisioning based on virtual machine (VM has been widely accepted and adopted in cloud computing environments. A key problem resulting from using static scheduling approaches for allocating VMs on different physical machines (PMs is that resources tend to be not fully utilised. Although some existing cloud reconfiguration algorithms have been developed to address the problem, they normally result in high migration costs and low resource utilisation due to ignoring the multi-dimensional characteristics of VMs and PMs. In this paper we present and evaluate a new algorithm for improving resource utilisation for cloud providers. By using a multivariate probabilistic model, our algorithm selects suitable PMs for VM re-allocation which are then used to generate a reconfiguration plan. We also describe two heuristics metrics which can be used in the algorithm to capture the multi-dimensional characteristics of VMs and PMs. By combining these two heuristics metrics in our experiments, we observed that our approach improves the resource utilisation level by around 8% for cloud providers, such as IC Cloud, which accept user-defined VM configurations and 14% for providers, such as Amazon EC2, which only provide limited types of VM configurations.

  4. Energetic utilisation of biomass in Hungary

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    Energetic utilisation of biomass has been known since prehistoric times and was only pushed into the background by the technological developments of the last century. The energy crisis and, more recently, environmental problems have now brought it back to the fore, and efforts are being made worldwide to find modern technical applications for biomass and contribute to its advance. (orig.)

  5. Utilisation des mousses et des pâtes syntactiques pour combler les lacunes des poteries archéologiques

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    Viviane Bechoux

    2008-10-01

    Full Text Available Filling potteries missing parts with plaster raises now complex problems during the de-restoration treatments. Ceramics restorers have recurrently questions on the use of plaster in the field of archaeological ceramics restoration. Some researches point to the choice of other filling materials. At the present time other methods can be devised by proposing plaster replacement by a lightened composite material: syntactic foams and pastes.Le comblement des lacunes des poteries à partir du plâtre pose actuellement des problèmes complexes lors des traitements de dérestauration. Les restaurateurs de céramiques s'interrogent de manière récurrente sur l'utilisation du plâtre dans le domaine de la restauration des céramiques archéologiques. Des recherches s'orientent vers le choix d'autres matériaux d'obturation. Actuellement, d'autres méthodes peuvent être mises en place en proposant le remplacement du plâtre par un matériau composite allégé, les mousses et les pâtes syntactiques.

  6. La notion de compétences relationnelles. : Une conception psychotique de la relation à l'autre ?

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    Camus, Odile

    2011-01-01

    Le modèle des compétences, maintes fois décrit comme produit idéologique de l'individualisme libéral, tend à se réorganiser autour de la notion de compétences relationnelles. Par delà la confusion apparente qu'apporte cette notion polysémique, une analyse de corpus conçu en tant que formation discursive révèle sa consistance paradoxale : autonomie supposant l'identification à l'entreprise, empathie instrumentalisante, relégation du collectif dans l'interpersonnel... Ces compétences apparaisse...

  7. Increased health care utilisation in international adoptees

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    Graff, Heidi Jeannet; Siersma, Volkert Dirk; Kragstrup, Jakob;

    2015-01-01

    Introduction: Several studies have documented thatinternational adoptees have an increased occurrence ofhealth problems and contacts to the health-care systemafter arriving to their new country of residence. This maybe explained by pre-adoption adversities, especially for theperiod immediately...... after adoption. Our study aimed to theassess health-care utilisation of international adoptees inprimary and secondary care for somatic and psychiatricdiagnoses in a late post-adoption period. Is there an increaseduse of the health-care system in this period, evenwhen increased morbidity in the group...... of internationaladoptees is taken into consideration? Methods: This was a Danish register-based cohort studyexamining health-care utilisation in a multivariable two-partmodel. The prevalence of selected outcomes and the quantityof use were assessed in a late (year three, four and five)post-adoption period. The cohort...

  8. Enhancing Graduate Attributes Utilising Social Media

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    Bates, Eric; Hinch, Peter

    2014-01-01

    The objective of this research was to ascertain the usefulness of utilising social media to enhance graduate attributes. This study was conducted during one semester and concentrated on one aspect of graduate attributes which were interview skills. Two videos were scripted, shot and edited that focused on interviews from the perspective of both the interviewer and the interviewee. These videos were incorporated into workshops with first year and second year level 8 undergraduate students. Pre...

  9. Utilising intrinsic robustness in agricultural production systems

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    Napel, ten, H.M.Th.D.; Bianchi, F.J.J.A.; Bestman, M.W.P.

    2006-01-01

    This paper explores the potential of utilising robust crops and livestock for improving sustainability of agriculture. Two approaches for dealing with unwanted fluctuations that may influence agricultural production, such as diseases and pests, are discussed. The prevailing approach, which we call the ‘Control Model’, is to protect crops and livestock from disturbances as much as possible, to regain balance with monitoring and intervention and to look for add-on solutions only. There are a nu...

  10. Le big bang n'est pas une théorie comme les autres

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    Bonnet-Bidaud, Jean-Marc; Leglu, Dominique; Reinisch, Gilbert

    2009-01-01

    Le big bang n'est pas une théorie comme les autres. Ce n'est d'ailleurs pas une théorie physique au sens propre du terme, mais un scénario cosmologique issu des équations de la relativité générale. Il est le modèle qui s'ajuste le mieux aux observations actuelles, mais à quel prix ? Il nous livre un Univers composé à 96 % de matière et d'énergie noires inconnues. C'est donc un euphémisme que de dire que le big bang semble poser autant - sinon plus - de questions qu'il n'en résout. En ce sens, le big bang apparaît davantage comme une paramétrisation de notre ignorance plutôt que comme une modélisation d'un phénomène. Pourtant, le succès du big bang et l'adhésion qu'il suscite, tant dans la sphère scientifique que dans la sphère médiatique, ne se démentent pas. Surmédiatisé, son statut dépasse celui de modèle théorique, et la simple évocation de son nom suffit pour justifier des opérations de marketing scientifique ou rejeter des cosmologies alternatives. Pour éclaircir les pr...

  11. Intensité concurrentielle entre lignes de produits rivales:un éclairage par la théorie de la concurrence multimarchés

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    Abdelmajid Amine; Faouzi Bensebaa

    2005-01-01

    (VF)Cet article propose une lecture nouvelle et globale des stratégies de marketing produit des entreprises en mobilisant la théorie de la concurrence multimarchés. Il tend à montrer la pertinence de transposer cette théorie au niveau de la rivalité entre lignes de produits et à analyser le lien entre la domination d’une firme dans une ligne de produits et la modification du niveau de concurrence du secteur. À travers une analyse de cas, l’article montre que l’intensité des contacts multimarc...

  12. La consommation des produits animaux en France : tendances et perspectives d’évolution

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    Combris, Pierre

    1997-01-01

    A partir des séries statistiques issues de la Comptabilité Nationale, ce texte analyse les grandes tendances de la consommation des produits animaux en France depuis le début des années cinquante. Le taux de croissance de la consommation des viandes diminue régulièrement tout au long de la période, et une tendance à la saturation se manifeste de plus en plus clairement au cours des années quatre-vingt. Les données des enquêtes de consommation mettent en évidence la forte hétérogénéité des com...

  13. Propriétés combinatoires des produits tensoriels d'ensembles convexes

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    Fonlupt, Jean

    1981-01-01

    Dans le premier chapitre on précise les définitions et notations utilisées par la suite et on rappelle certains résultats nécessaires ultérieurement. Dans le deuxième chapitre on définit à partir de deux ensembles convexes K1 et K2, le produit tensoriel direct note K1 cercle X K2 et polaire K1 d'Alemb. K2. Au troisième chapitre on étudie quelques propriétés faciales de K1 cercle x K2 et de K1d'alemb. K2. Au quatrième chapitre on étudie la relation entre K1 cercle X K2 et K1d'Alemb. K2. Enfin ...

  14. Valeur et juste prix des produits alimentaires dans une économie de services

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    Patrice GUILLOTREAU

    2009-01-01

    Depuis Aristote et Saint Thomas d'Aquin jusqu'aux économistes classiques et contemporains, l'homme n'a cessé de s'interroger sur la notion de "juste prix". Les premiers auteurs l'associaient à une égalité dans l'échange, une réciprocité de services, davantage qu'à un rapport marchand. Valeurs et prix tendent à se distinguer dans l'analyse classique de la valeur : le travail donne sa valeur à un produit, mais le prix peut s'en détacher grâce à l'excédent tiré de la force de travail ou de la fe...

  15. Fabrication de farines enrichies à partir de produits locaux au Tchad

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    Yomadji-Outangar, O.

    1995-01-01

    Les farines Vitafort du Tchad sont produites de manière semi-artisanale depuis 1993 par un groupement de femmes avec le soutien de l'ONG Médecin Sans Frontière / Belgique et du Centre National de Nutrition et de Technologie Alimentaire (CNNTA). Les ingrédients entrant dans sa composition sont des céréales (sorgho blanc, sorgho rouge, mil, maïs ou riz), des légumineuses (haricot niébé) et des graines oléagineuses (arachides). Les procédés et équipements utilisés sont très simples : le décortic...

  16. Promouvoir la durabilité par l’analyse du cycle de vie des produits

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    Gueldry, Michel; Knuckles, James

    2012-01-01

    Nous proposons ici une méthode pour gérer l’impact du cycle de vie des produits (CVP) sur le triple impératif (social, environnemental et économique), cette durabilité entrepreneuriale que l’on exprime aussi souvent comme la réconciliation multiforme du « triple P » (Population, Planète et Profits/Prospérité) pour dépasser les excès et contradictions du système actuel, ce « triple C » (Carboniferous Consumer Capitalism) non durable. Notre analyse des flux et des processus qui constituent le C...

  17. Utilisation of magnets to enhance gastrointestinalendoscopy

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    2015-01-01

    Methods to assess, access and treat pathology withinthe gastrointestinal tract continue to evolve with videoendoscopy replacing radiology as the gold standard.Whilst endoscope technology develops further with theadvent of newer higher resolution chips, an array ofadjuncts has been developed to enhance endoscopy inother ways; most notable is the use of magnets. Magnetsare utilised in many areas, ranging from endoscopictraining, lesion resection, aiding manoeuvrability ofcapsule endoscopes, to assisting in easy placement oftubes for nutritional feeding. Some of these are still at anexperimental stage, whilst others are being increasinglyincorporated in our everyday practice.

  18. Utilising inorganic nanocarriers for gene delivery.

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    Loh, Xian Jun; Lee, Tung-Chun; Dou, Qingqing; Deen, G Roshan

    2016-01-01

    The delivery of genetic materials into cells to elicit cellular responses has been extensively studied by biomaterials scientists globally. Many materials such as lipids, peptides, viruses, synthetically modified cationic polymers and certain inorganic nanomaterials could be used to complex the negatively charged plasmids and deliver the formed package into cells. The recent literature on the delivery of genetic materials utilising inorganic nanoparticles is carefully examined in this review. We have picked out the most relevant references and concisely summarised the findings with illustrated examples. We further propose alternative approaches and suggest future pathways towards the practical use of multifunctional nanocarriers. PMID:26484365

  19. La notion de compétences relationnelles : une conception utilitariste de la relation à l’autre

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    Camus, Odile

    2012-01-01

    Le modèle des compétences, maintes fois décrit comme produit idéologique de l’individualisme libéral, tend à se réorganiser autour de la notion de compétences relationnelles. Par delà la confusion apparente qu’apporte cette notion polysémique, une analyse de corpus conçu en tant que formation discursive révèle sa consistance paradoxale : autonomie supposant l’identification à l’entreprise, empathie instrumentalisante, relégation du collectif dans l’interpersonnel... Ces compétences apparaisse...

  20. Contribution to the study and use of ionisation chambers for nuclear reactor control (1965); Contribution a l'etude et a l'utilisation des chambres d'ionisation pour le controle des reacteurs nucleaires (1965)

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    Duchene, J. [Commissariat a l' Energie Atomique, Saclay (France). Centre d' Etudes Nucleaires

    1961-02-15

    high-power reactors. (author) [French] Les chambres d'ionisation sont actuellement les detecteurs les mieux adaptes au controle des reacteurs nucleaires par des mesures neutroniques. Nous avons cru bon de rappeler quelques generalites concernant la dynamique des reacteurs, les differents procedes de detection des neutrons, le fonctionnement des chambres d'ionisation et les methodes de mesure utilisees. Notre contribution aux techniques de controle des reacteurs consiste d'une part en une tentative de synthese des facteurs intervenant dans le fonctionnement des chambres d'ionisation, l'etude de ces facteurs, et d'autre part l'elaboration de chambres d'ionisation a fission et a bore permettant de suivre la marche d'un reacteur du demarrage jusqu'a la puissance maximale. Dans le domaine des chambres a fission, nous avons en particulier ameliore les techniques de depot d'oxyde d'uranium sur l'aluminium et realise la mise au point de depots par electrolyse sur d'autres metaux: acier inoxydable, cuivre, molybdene, nickel, tantale, titane, kovar, tungstene et beryllium. Nous avons elabore plusieurs types de chambres a fission servant au demarrage des reacteurs: un type de performances moyennes actuellement utilise dans les piles francaises un type a haute sensibilite un type a haute temperature qui a fonctionne jusqu'a 600 deg. C. En ce qui concerne les chambres a bore, nous avons etudie les perturbations apportees dans les mesures par l'exposition des chambres a d'importants flux de neutrons et a un rayonnement {gamma} intense. Cette exposition produit une modification des proprietes des materiaux constitutifs et la production dans les chambres d'un bruit de fond qui peut gener considerablement les mesures neutroniques. Nous avons montre que la technique de compensation permettait de limiter l'importance de ce bruit de fond et d'augmenter ainsi la plage de fonctionnement des

  1. Introduction des trocas (Trochus niloticus, L.) à Lifou par transplantation de juvéniles produits en aquaculture

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    Hoffschir, Christian; Blanc, M.; Meite, Henri; Bour, William

    1989-01-01

    Une opération d'introduction de trocas (#Trochus niloticus L.$) a été effectuée à Lifou (Iles Loyauté) avec des juvéniles produits en aquaculture. Cette opération représente une tentative de constitution à moyen terme d'un stock de trocas exploitable par les pêcheurs locaux. (Résumé d'auteur)

  2. La culture d'algues toxiques. Evaluation des risques professionnels et des déchets produits

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    Baujard, Isabelle

    2001-01-01

    Evaluation qualitative des risques professionnels à chaque étape du processus de culture d'algues toxiques développée par le laboratoire DELIPN. Approche systémique du site et de l'environnement extérieur du laboratoire. Etude globale et réglementaire des équipements produits et matériels (identification des nonconformités).

  3. Waste and dust utilisation in shaft furnaces

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    Senk, D.; Babich, A.; Gudenau, H.W. [Rhein Westfal TH Aachen, Aachen (Germany)

    2005-07-01

    Wastes and dusts from steel industry, non-ferrous metallurgy and other branches can be utilised e.g. in agglomeration processes (sintering, pelletising or briquetting) and by injection into shaft furnaces. This paper deals with the second way. Combustion and reduction behaviour of iron- and carbon-rich metallurgical dusts and sludges containing lead, zinc and alkali as well as other wastes with and without pulverised coal (PC) has been studied when injecting into shaft furnaces. Following shaft furnaces have been examined: blast furnace, cupola furnace, OxiCup furnace and imperial-smelting furnace. Investigations have been done at laboratory and industrial scale. Some dusts and wastes under certain conditions can be not only reused but can also improve combustion efficiency at the tuyeres as well as furnace performance and productivity.

  4. Climate impact from peat utilisation in Sweden

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    The climate impact from the use of peat for energy production in Sweden has been evaluated in terms of contribution to atmospheric radiative forcing. This was done by attempting to answer the question 'What will be the climate impact if one would use 1 m2 of mire for peat extraction during 20 years?'. Two different methods of after-treatment were studied: afforestation and restoration of wetland. The climate impact from a peatland - wetland energy scenario and a peatland - forestry energy scenario was compared to the climate impact from coal, natural gas and forest residues. Sensitivity analyses were performed to evaluate which parameters that are important to take into consideration in order to minimize the climate impact from peat utilisation

  5. The consequences of introducing stochasticity in nutrient utilisation models: the case of phosphorus utilisation by pigs.

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    Symeou, V; Leinonen, I; Kyriazakis, I

    2016-02-14

    Simulation models of nutrient utilisation ignore that variation in pig system components can influence the predicted mean and variance of the performance of a group of pigs. The objective of this study was to develop a methodology to investigate how variation in feed composition would (a) affect the outputs of a nutrient utilisation model and (b) interact with variation that arises from the traits of individual pigs. We used a P intake and utilisation model to address these characteristics. Introduction of stochasticity gave rise to a number of methodological challenges--for example, how to generate variation in both feed composition and pigs and account for correlations between ingredients when modelling variation associated with feed mixing efficiency. Introducing variation in feed composition and pig phenotype resulted in moderate decreases in mean digested, retained and excreted P predicted for a population of pigs and an increase in their associated CV. A lower percentage of pigs in the population were predicted to meet their requirements during the feeding period considered, by comparison with the no-variation scenario. Variation in feed ingredient composition contributed more to performance variation than variation due to mixing efficiency. When variations in both feed composition and pig traits were considered, it was the former rather than the latter that had the dominant influence on variability in pig performance. The developed framework emphasises the consequences of random variability on the predictions of nutrient utilisation models. Such consequences will have a significant impact on decisions about management strategies such as feeding that are subject to variation. PMID:26608351

  6. Application des ultrasons aux procédés de transformation des produits agroalimentaires

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    Pingret de Sousa, Daniella,

    2012-01-01

    L’utilisation des ultrasons dans l’industrie agro-alimentaire présente de nombreux avantages, tels que l’augmentation de la productivité et la diminution des coûts et des impacts environnementaux. Dans la première partie de ce travail, une brève introduction sur la théorie des ultrasons et ses applications en agro-alimentaire et l’utilisation de ces derniers pour l’extraction des polyphénols de marc de pomme en solution aqueuse seront présentés. Cette étude a été optimisée et présente d’excel...

  7. Un outil pour la mise en valeur de l’architecture du XXe siècle : l’édition de proximité et ses produits

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    Gérard Monnier

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available Le guide d’architecture est devenu un ouvrage de référence, au contenu scientifique incontestable. Mais il atteint ses limites : devenu un ouvrage de 300 à 400 pages, lourd, quelquefois démultiplié en plusieurs volumes, il n’a plus de guide que le nom. D’autres formes de publications sont possibles, que nous réunissons sous le terme générique de produits de l’édition de proximité (PEP ; sous la forme de la fiche, de la notice, du dépliant, ou de la mini brochure, les PEP se sont imposés dans les années 1990 et depuis. Contenu monographique, association de l’image et du texte, forme concise du texte, unité du lieu, informations pratiques, distribution gratuite : le PEP est un outil léger, mais capable de hautes performances. Il est élaboré dans une perspective de communication (qui le rapproche de la presse imprimée, d’intervention (qui en fait un outil pour une manifestation locale et de service (qui en fait un mode d’emploi : horaires d’accès, et itinéraire de visite ; il n’appartient pas en général au circuit de l’industrie du livre et échappe (à tort le plus souvent au principe du dépôt légal. Sa distribution s’écarte des structures de la diffusion ; le PEP fait l’objet d’une diffusion locale exclusive : une diffusion sur place, une mise à la disposition du public en accès libre et hors commerce.The architecture guide has become a reference work, the scientific content undeniable. But it reached its limits became a book of 300 to 400 pages, heavy, sometimes multiplied into several volumes; it has no guide but the name. Other forms of publications are possible, as we gather under the generic products of the local edition (PEP in the form of sheet, leaflet, or mini-brochure, PEP were imposed in the 1990s and since. Content monographic combination of image and text, concise text, unity of place, practical information, free distribution: PEP is a lightweight, but capable of high performance

  8. Utilisation of Estonian energy wood resources

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    Muiste, P.; Tullus, H.; Uri, V. [Estonian Agricultural University, Tartu (Estonia)

    1996-12-31

    In the end of the Soviet period in the 1980s, a long-term energy programme for Estonia was worked out. The energy system was planned to be based on nuclear power and the share of domestic alternative sources of energy was low. The situation has greatly changed after the re-establishment of the Estonian independence, and now wood and peat fuels play an important role in the energy system. Energy consumption in Estonia decreased during the period 1970-1993, but this process has less influenced the consumption of domestic renewable fuels - peat and wood. It means that the share of these fuels has grown. The investment on substitution of imported fossil fuels and on conversion of boiler plants from fossil fuels to domestic fuels has reached the level of USD 100 million. The perspectives of the wood energy depend mainly on two factors; the resources and the price of wood energy compared with other fuels. The situation in wood market influences both the possible quantities and the price. It is typical that the quickly growing cost of labour power in Estonia is greatly affecting the price of energy wood. Though the price level of fuel peat and wood chips is lower than the world market price today, the conditions for using biofuels could be more favourable, if higher environmental fees were introduced. In conjunction with increasing utilisation of biofuels it is important to evaluate possible emissions or removal of greenhouse gases from Estonian forests 3 refs.

  9. Utilisation of Estonian energy wood resources

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    In the end of the Soviet period in the 1980s, a long-term energy programme for Estonia was worked out. The energy system was planned to be based on nuclear power and the share of domestic alternative sources of energy was low. The situation has greatly changed after the re-establishment of the Estonian independence, and now wood and peat fuels play an important role in the energy system. Energy consumption in Estonia decreased during the period 1970-1993, but this process has less influenced the consumption of domestic renewable fuels - peat and wood. It means that the share of these fuels has grown. The investment on substitution of imported fossil fuels and on conversion of boiler plants from fossil fuels to domestic fuels has reached the level of USD 100 million. The perspectives of the wood energy depend mainly on two factors; the resources and the price of wood energy compared with other fuels. The situation in wood market influences both the possible quantities and the price. It is typical that the quickly growing cost of labour power in Estonia is greatly affecting the price of energy wood. Though the price level of fuel peat and wood chips is lower than the world market price today, the conditions for using biofuels could be more favourable, if higher environmental fees were introduced. In conjunction with increasing utilisation of biofuels it is important to evaluate possible emissions or removal of greenhouse gases from Estonian forests 3 refs

  10. Impacts environnementaux associés au traitement biologique et à l'utilisation agricole des déchets organiques. Bilan des connaissances en vue de l'évaluation environnementale globale des filières

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    Mallard, P.; B. Gabrielle; Vial, E.; Rogeau, D.; Vignoles, M.; Sablayrolles, C.; Carrère, M.; Renou, S.; Pierre, N.; Muller, O; Coppin, Y.

    2006-01-01

    Quoique l'utilisation agricole des déchets ou produits organiques (déjections animales, boues, composts) apparaisse intuitivement comme une pratique bénéfique pour l'environnement, la démonstration objective du bien-fondé environnemental des filières de gestion biologique se révèle difficile, tant sur le choix des critères à prendre en compte que sur l'évaluation de ces critères. Le travail présenté ici visait à rassembler les connaissances de base nécessaires à la réalisation d'évaluations e...

  11. Refonder l’entreprise ? Éléments de réflexion pour une autre gestion

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    Metzger, Jean-Luc; Maugeri, Salvatore; Bachet, Daniel

    2013-01-01

    Les usages dominants des indicateurs comptables, si structurant dans la gestion des entreprises d’aujourd’hui, ont été réduits à une simple méthode d’étalonnage de la performance financière. Une littérature dorénavant abondante souligne l’importance des effets dysfonctionnels de cette conception de la gestion, tant sur « l’efficacité économique » que sur la santé des travailleurs. Face à une pratique tendanciellement hégémonique, l’article souligne que d’autres manières de faire les comptes e...

  12. Comparaison entre un capteur à aérogel de silice et d'autres capteurs plans

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    Ben Yelles, Fayza; Benabadji, Batoul; Benyoucef, Boumediene; Ziani, Zakariya

    2007-01-01

    International audience Dans notre travail, le matériau que nous avons utilisé est l'aérogel de silice : matériaux poreux de faible conductivité thermique. Pour cela une nouvelle conception de capteurs, où le matériau isolant est placé au dessus de l'absorbeur a été mise au point dans le but de limiter ou minimiser les différentes pertes thermiques. Enfin nous avons fait une comparaison entre un capteur à aérogel de Silice et d'autres capteurs plans sans ce matériau, simple ou double vitrag...

  13. Valparaíso en 02h01. Promenade d'un port à l'autre

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    Fellay, Monique

    2014-01-01

    Valparaiso est le premier port et la deuxième ville du Chili. La ville est divisée en deux parties distinctes. D'une part El Plan, situé sur la partie plate de la ville, qui abrite le port ainsi qu'une grande majorité des commerces de la ville. D'autre part Los Cerros, amphithéâtre naturel où vit la majorité de la population. Les funiculaires partant à l'assaut des collines ainsi que les maisons de tôle aux couleurs si variées donnent à la ville son allure unique. Vivant entre le passé et le ...

  14. D'une pratique à une autre : la médiation de la théorie

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    Ar Rouz, David

    2005-01-01

    International audience «En «D'une pratique à une autre : la médiation de la théorie», David ar Rouz ens invita a seguir l'evolució que el va emmenar d'una anàlisi de l'autotraducció a una reflexió sobre el paper del traductor i d'altres participants en l'acte de traduir. David ar Rouz comença per posar en qüestió el mite de l'original i la infal·libilitat de l'autotraductor: «S'adone que l'autotraductor és un traductor com els altres, o més ben dit: que el traductor hauria de ser un autor ...

  15. Effective Utilisation of Waste Glass in Concrete

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    Sameer Shaikh

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available Glass is a widely used product throughout the world; it is versatile, durable and reliable. The uses of glass ranges drastically, therefore waste glass is discarded, stockpiled or land filled. About million tons of waste glass is generated and around large percent of this glass is disposed of in landfills. This pattern has influenced environmental organizations to pressure the professional community to lower the amount of glass being discarded as well as find use to the non-recycled glass in new applications. In relation, the recycling of waste glass as a component in concrete gives waste glass a sustainable alternative to land filling and therefore makes it economically viable.The proposed study of utilising waste glass powder(GLP in concrete as partial replacement of cement as well as the use of crushed glass particles(CGP retained on 1.18mm & 2.36mm IS sieve as a partial replacement to sand, which offers important benefits related to strength of concrete as well as it is eco-friendly. Recycling of mixed-colour waste glass possesses major problems for municipalities, and this problem can be greatly eliminated by re-using waste glass as sand/cement replacement in concrete. Moreover, re-using waste materials in construction can reduce the demand on the sources of primary materials.In this project the attempts have been made to partially replace the cement as well as sand by waste glass powder and crushed glass particles with equal combination by 5% interval up to 20% replacement and observe its effect on the strength of concrete after 7 days and 28 days of curing.

  16. Hydrogen from coal: Production and utilisation technologies

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    Although coal may be viewed as a dirty fuel due to its high greenhouse emissions when combusted, a strong case can be made for coal to be a major world source of clean H2 energy. Apart from the fact that resources of coal will outlast oil and natural gas by centuries, there is a shift towards developing environmentally benign coal technologies, which can lead to high energy conversion efficiencies and low air pollution emissions as compared to conventional coal fired power generation plant. There are currently several world research and industrial development projects in the areas of Integrated Gasification Combined Cycles (IGCC) and Integrated Gasification Fuel Cell (IGFC) systems. In such systems, there is a need to integrate complex unit operations including gasifiers, gas separation and cleaning units, water gas shift reactors, turbines, heat exchangers, steam generators and fuel cells. IGFC systems tested in the USA, Europe and Japan employing gasifiers (Texaco, Lurgi and Eagle) and fuel cells have resulted in energy conversions at efficiency of 47.5% (HHV) which is much higher than the 30-35% efficiency of conventional coal fired power generation. Solid oxide fuel cells (SOFC) and molten carbonate fuel cells (MCFC) are the front runners in energy production from coal gases. These fuel cells can operate at high temperatures and are robust to gas poisoning impurities. IGCC and IGFC technologies are expensive and currently economically uncompetitive as compared to established and mature power generation technology. However, further efficiency and technology improvements coupled with world pressures on limitation of greenhouse gases and other gaseous pollutants could make IGCC/IGFC technically and economically viable for hydrogen production and utilisation in clean and environmentally benign energy systems. (author)

  17. L’apprentissage indirect par l’échec des innovations produits des concurrents

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    Julien Cusin

    2012-11-01

    Full Text Available La littérature en management indique que les organisations sont susceptibles d’apprendre de leurs propres expériences et de celles de leurs concurrents. On parle dans ce dernier cas d’apprentissage vicariant. Dans cet article, nous étudions dans quelle mesure les organisations tirent des leçons des échecs de leurs concurrents en matière d’innovation produit. Pour cela, nous avons réalisé une étude qualitative auprès de 12 entreprises de la filière vin bordelaise. Les résultats indiquent que l’apprentissage vicariant par l’échec commercial est soit inexistant, soit erroné (en raison de biais cognitifs et ne semble pas de nature à nourrir la politique d’innovation des entreprises étudiées. En adoptant une perspective contingente, nous mettons ainsi en lumière les différents facteurs qui entravent l’apprentissage par l’observation d’échecs commerciaux d’entreprises proches géographiquement, socialement et culturellement.Management literature indicates that organizations may learn from their experiences but also from those of their competitors. This is called "vicarious learning". In this paper, we investigate to which extent the organizations are able to learn from the failures of their competitors in terms of product innovation. To study this phenomenon, a qualitative research was conducted among 12 companies in the Bordeaux wine industry. The results indicate that in this sector, the vicarious learning by the commercial failure is either absent or biased and does not seem likely to feed the product innovation policy of the companies studied. Therefore, by adopting a contingent perspective, we highlight the different factors which limit learning by observation concerning commercial failures of companies in a same geographical, social and cultural context.

  18. Quelle communication possible sur le cholestérol pour des produits alimentaires : points sur les évolutions réglementaires en Europe

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    Simonneau Camille

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available L’étiquetage et les allégations possibles pour les produits alimentaires ont fait l’objet de nombreuses évolutions en Europe depuis moins d’une dizaine d’années. Concernant la question du cholestérol, on peut noter tout d’abord que les attentes consommateurs ont naturellement évolué, en lien avec les différents messages de santé publique et les modifications du discours ambiant. Le contexte réglementaire s’est également considérablement contraint, en ouvrant cependant la possibilité à de nouveaux produits pour communiquer sur le cholestérol, sous réserve de respecter les conditions d’emploi de ces mentions et de composition des produits.

  19. Co-création marketing de produit avec les consommateurs : quelle(s) cible(s) choisir ?

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    Hamdi-Kidar, Linda

    2013-01-01

    La co-création de produits avec les consommateurs représente un axe majeur d’innovation pour les entreprises. Cependant, la question du choix de la cible à privilégier pour une co-création efficace reste en suspens. Cette recherche souhaite apporter une réponse en confrontant deux approches opposées : le crowdsourcing vs. le ciblage de certains segments de consommateurs tels que les lead-users (LU) et les emergent-nature consumers (EN). Pour répondre à cette problématique, une étude prélimina...

  20. Capacity Utilisation of Vehicles for Road Freight Transport

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    Kveiborg, Ole; Abate, Megersa Abera

    Purpose This chapter discusses a central aspect of freight transport – capacity utilisation with a link to empty running of commercial freight vehicles. Methodology/approach The paper provides an overview of the literature on these topics and groups the contributions into two segments according to...... their analytical approach and origin of research. Findings The first approach looks at utilisation based on economic theories such as the firms’ objective to maximise profitability and considers how various firm and haul (market) characteristics influence utilisation. The second approach stems from the...... transport modelling literature and its main aim is analysing vehicle movement and usage in transport demand modelling context. A strand of this second group of contributions is the modelling of trip-chain and its implication on the level of capacity utilisation. Research limitations The review is not a...

  1. Optimal radiotherapy utilisation rate in developing countries: An IAEA study

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    Optimal radiotherapy utilisation rate (RTU) is the proportion of all cancer cases that should receive radiotherapy. Optimal RTU was estimated for 9 Middle Income Countries as part of a larger IAEA project to better understand RTU and stage distribution

  2. Les exportations des produits manufacturés et convergence du niveau de vie : cas d'un pays exportateur de pétrole

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    Bensafta, Kamel Malik

    2014-01-01

    Dans ce papier, nous explorons la relation entre les exportations des produits manufacturés et la croissance du niveau de vie. Nous nous intéressons particulièrement à l'Algérie du fait de son appartenance au groupe de pays mono-exportateurs. Il s'agit de voir dans quelle mesure les exportations hors hydrocarbures peuvent améliorer le niveau de vie en Algérie. Nos résultats montrent la présence d'un effet de seuil. Les effets positifs de l'exportation des produits manufacturés se font sentir ...

  3. Les ressorts de l'échange des produits alimentaires différenciés : De l'information à la confiance

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    Benezech, Danièle

    2007-01-01

    Le but de ce papier est de proposer des éléments de réflexion pour analyser certaines tendances en matière de consommation alimentaire et de caractéristiques des produits, en mettant l'accent sur le rôle des interactions entre acteurs économiques. La théorie des conventions permet de réfléchir sur l'importance de la coordination qui résulte des interactions entre producteurs. Cette coordination repose sur des conventions de qualification des produits, rendues visibles grâce aux signes officie...

  4. Bases moléculaires de la voie de biosynthèse de la patuline, mycotoxine produite par Byssochlamys nivea et Penicillium griseofulvum

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    Puel, Olivier

    2007-01-01

    La patuline constitue un contaminant chimique toxique fréquemment rencontré dans les produits issus de la transformation des fruits, notamment des pommes. Cette toxine essentiellement produite par Penicillium expansum et Byssochlamys nivea fait l'objet d'une réglementation européenne récente (N°1425/2003). Contrairement à certaines mycotoxines règlementées telles que les aflatoxines, les trichothécènes ou les fumonisines, la génétique de la voie de biosynthèse de la patuline est fort mal conn...

  5. Mise en place d'un jury interne d'analyse sensorielle des produits marins - Evaluation des performances des dégustateurs

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    Cardinal, Mireille; Cornet, Josiane

    1993-01-01

    Ce rapport fait le point sur le travail réalisé lors de la mise en place, au centre IFREMER de Nantes, d'un jury interne d'analyse sensorielle, dont la vocation sera d'évaluer des produits d'origine marine. Les volontaires recrutés parmi le personnel ont subi diverses épreuves destinées à tester leurs aptitudes sensorielles. Les performances évaluées concernent: l'aptitude à décrire objectivement l'ensemble des caractéristiques sensorielles d'un produit, l'aptitude à discriminer les saveurs f...

  6. Medicare and Private and Public Medical Practice: Utilisation and Substitution

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    Duhs, L.A.

    1994-01-01

    The Commonwealth Government is currently undertaking a review of various issues in the health sector. A recently published study by John Deeble has analysed expenditures, utilisation, workforce issues etc. under Australia’s current health insurance arrangements (Medicare) for the provision of medical services remunerated on a fee-for-service basis. This study has highlighted increased utilisation of services as a major “management issue”. It is demonstrated here that the data on which these c...

  7. Renewable hydrogen utilisation for the production of methanol.

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    Galindo, Cifre P; Badr, Ossama

    2007-01-01

    Electrolytic hydrogen production is an efficient way of storing renewable energy generated electricity and securing the contribution of renewables in the future electricity supply. The use of this hydrogen for the production of methanol results in a liquid fuel that can be utilised directly with minor changes in the existing infrastructure. To utilise the renewable generated hydrogen for production of renewable methanol, a sustainable carbon source is needed. This carbon can...

  8. SETIS Magazine - Carbon Capture Utilisation and Storage issue

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    TZIMAS Evangelos; PEREZ FORTES MARIA DEL MAR

    2016-01-01

    The SETIS magazine aims at delivering timely information and analysis on the state of play of energy technologies, related research and innovation efforts in support of the implementation of the European Strategic Energy Technology Plan (SET-Plan). The current issue is dedicated to Carbon Capture Utilisation and Storage. The editorial for the Carbon Capture Utilisation and Storage issue is provided by A.SPIRE Executive Director Loredana Ghinea. The issue also includes contributions by:...

  9. L'urbanisation à Java et dans les autres villes d'Indonésie: un fossé qui tend à se combler?

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    Manuelle FRANCK

    1992-01-01

    L’urbanisation creuse le fossé qui sépare Java des autres îles indonésiennes. Dans ce domaine, Java est en avance par son nombre de villes comme par sa population urbaine. Pourtant, certains indicateurs tendent à montrer un rattrapage des îles extérieures.

  10. La financiarisation du secteur forestier : le cas de Produits Forestiers Résolu

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    François L'Italien

    2011-11-01

    Full Text Available L’article examine le processus de financiarisation des grandes entreprises nord-américaines du secteur forestier à travers l’étude de cas d’une des plus grandes corporations en Amérique du Nord, et plus particulièrement au Québec, AbitibiBowater (Produits forestiers Résolu. Notre apport consiste à analyser le processus de la financiarisation à la fois d’un point de vue externe, par l’analyse des relations avec les analystes financiers, et d’un point de vue interne, par l’analyse du modèle d’affaires de l’entreprise. Il s’agit également de montrer que la financiarisation est un processus global qui touche même les activités à faible valeur ajoutée basées sur le contrôle du marché pour les débouchés et sur le contrôle de la ressource pour l’approvisionnement (modèle des staples. L’analyse de la financiarisation permet ainsi de repenser les liens entre l’activité industrielle et la sphère financière.This article examines the financialization of major North American corporations in the forest products sector through the case study of one of North America’s largest corporations AbitibiBowater (Resolute Forest Products. Our contribution consists in analyzing the financialization process from both an external point of view, focusing on the relations between the corporation and financial analysts, and from an internal point of view, through the analysis of the company’s business model. We demonstrate that financialization is a global process which concerns even the least value added activities based on the control of markets and resources. This analysis of financialization allows us to rethink the links between industrial activity and financial markets.

  11. A norm utilisation for scarce hospital resources: Evidence from operating rooms in a Dutch university hospital

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    Houdenhoven, van Mark; Hans, Erwin W.; Klein, Jan; Wullink, Gerhard; Kazemier, Geert

    2007-01-01

    Background: Utilisation of operating rooms is high on the agenda of hospital managers and researchers. Many efforts in the area of maximising the utilisation have been focussed on finding the holy grail of 100% utilisation. The utilisation that can be realised, however, depends on the patient mix an

  12. Considérations sur la littérature d’adab. Présence et effets de la voix et autres problèmes connexes

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    Cheikh-Moussa, Abdallah

    2006-06-01

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    Le propos de cet article est de montrer que l’écrit médiéval ne possède ni le même statut, ni tout à fait les mêmes valeurs qu’aujourd’hui, et, par là-même, de réagir contre l’oppsosition, souvent reconduite entre oral et écrit, qui est utilisée à propos de la littérature arabe à ses débuts. La thèse avancée est que, jusqu’à la deuxième moitié, sinon la fin du IIIème siècle de l’Hégire, si les textes d’adab ont bien été composés, produits par écrit, ils l’ont été avec l’idée que leur circulation, c’est-à-dire leur communication et leur réception, sera faite, elle, le plus souvent par la voix. C’est bien ce phénomène, entre autres aspects qui seront abordés, qui rend compte du statut de l’adab, de ses « auteurs », et de la nature des œuvres qui le constituent.



    El propósito de este artículo es mostrar que el escrito medieval no posee el mismo estatuto ni los mismos valores que hoy en día y, a partir de ahí, reaccionar ante la oposición entre lo oral y lo escrito que se utiliza a propósito de la literatura árabe en sus comienzos. La tesis propuesta defiende que, hasta la segunda mitad, si no hasta el final del siglo III de la Hégira, los textos de adab, aunque compuestos y producidos por escrito, lo habían sido en la idea de que su circulación, su comunicación y recepción se haría, en la mayor parte de los casos, oralmente. Es este fenómeno el que define el estatus del adab de sus «autores», y de la naturaleza de las obras que lo constituyen.

  13. GLASS MELTING PHENOMENA, THEIR ORDERING AND MELTING SPACE UTILISATION

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    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available Four aspects of effective glass melting have been defined – namely the fast kinetics of partial melting phenomena, a consideration of the melting phenomena ordering, high utilisation of the melting space, and effective utilisation of the supplied energy. The relations were defined for the specific melting performance and specific energy consumption of the glass melting process which involve the four mentioned aspects of the process and indicate the potentials of effective melting. The quantity “space utilisation” has been treated in more detail as an aspect not considered in practice till this time. The space utilisation was quantitatively defined and its values have been determined for the industrial melting facility by mathematical modelling. The definitions of the specific melting performance and specific energy consumption have been used for assessment of the potential impact of a controlled melt flow and high space utilisation on the melting process efficiency on the industrial scale. The results have shown that even the partial control of the melt flow, leading to the partial increase of the space utilisation, may considerably increase the melting performance, whereas a decrease of the specific energy consumption was determined to be between 10 - 15 %.

  14. Le Plan Maroc Vert et l’autosuffisance alimentaire en produits de base à l’horizon 2020

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    Souleymane Nouréini Sayouti

    2015-10-01

    Full Text Available La présente étude a pour objectif d’analyser les effets probables de la nouvelle stratégie agricole marocaine (le Plan Maroc Vert sur la situation alimentaire (dépendance ou autosuffisance alimentaire du Maroc à l’horizon 2020. Elle a concerné sept produits de base indispensables à la diète marocaine à savoir : le lait, le sucre, l’huile de table, la viande rouge, la viande blanche, le blé tendre et le blé dur. L’approche méthodologique utilisée consiste à prévoir la demande alimentaire du pays, pour l’horizon 2020, en ces denrées. La méthode utilisée pour la prévision de la demande prend en compte la taille de la population, l’élasticité-revenu et l’évolution du niveau de revenu par habitant. La demande projetée est comparée aux niveaux de production prévus par le Plan Maroc Vert pour le même horizon. Ces prévisions ont révélé que malgré les efforts d’augmentation des niveaux de production prévus dans le cadre du Plan Maroc Vert, le Maroc ne pourrait pas atteindre une autosuffisance alimentaire pour le blé tendre, le blé dur, le sucre et les huiles de table à l’horizon 2020. Par contre, cette autosuffisance serait possible pour le lait, les viandes rouges et les viandes blanches. Ces résultats montrent que les décideurs politiques devraient mieux orienter l’intervention de l’Etat pour améliorer l’offre du pays pour le premier groupe des produits. En revanche, les possibilités d’exportation devraient être encouragées pour le deuxième groupe de produits notamment vers les marchés émergents tels que ceux de l’Afrique Subsaharienne.

  15. Goa, une autre Inde

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    Martine Amiot-Guigaz

    2007-01-01

    Carte de l’Inde Goa. Le nom évoque les plages mythiques et les hippies qui, dans les années 70, en avaient fait leur Eden. Aujourd’hui la déferlante touristique, tant occidentale qu’indienne – les stars de Bollywood s’y retrouvent –, a envahi ce lieu paradisiaque tout comme les amateurs de raves techno. Sur plus d’une centaine de kilomètres du nord au sud se déroulent d’immenses plages au sable fin, bordées de cocotiers. Délimité à l'ouest par l’océan Indien et à l'est par la chaîne montag....

  16. Goa, une autre Inde

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    Martine Amiot-Guigaz

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available Carte de l’Inde Goa. Le nom évoque les plages mythiques et les hippies qui, dans les années 70, en avaient fait leur Eden. Aujourd’hui la déferlante touristique, tant occidentale qu’indienne – les stars de Bollywood s’y retrouvent –, a envahi ce lieu paradisiaque tout comme les amateurs de raves techno. Sur plus d’une centaine de kilomètres du nord au sud se déroulent d’immenses plages au sable fin, bordées de cocotiers. Délimité à l'ouest par l’océan Indien et à l'est par la chaîne montag...

  17. Écodesign, du contexte au produit : Contribution méthodologique à l'intégration de l'environnement dans les métiers du design industriel

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    Guilloux, Gaël

    2009-01-01

    Le design industriel prend en compte l'usage et l'expérience de l'utilisateur (Contexte) pour proposer un concept de produit (fonctionnalités, forme, esthétique, usage, etc.), sur la base d'un problème " mal défini " ou " mal structuré ". L'éco‐conception identifie des variantes, pour maîtriser les impacts environnementaux, sur de nouveaux produits ou propose des pistes d'amélioration de produits existants. Les démarches d'éco‐conception répondent à des enjeux propres à l'entreprise (image, f...

  18. The Phenomenon of Youtubers and their Utilisation in Marketing

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    Tauchenová, Kateřina

    2014-01-01

    This master´s thesis is called The Phenomenon of Youtubers and their Utilisation in Marketing. It presents Youtubers as idols of today´s young people and introduces options of utilization of their power for marketing purposes. The first chapter introduces the reader to the general matters of online marketing and offers basic knowledge about this area. The second chapter is dedicated to social networks and their utilisation in marketing field. The third chapter introduces the topic YouTube. It...

  19. Geothermal energy - hydrothermal utilisation of geothermal energy in Germany

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    In this phase of developing and utilisation of geothermal potentials the hydrothermal sector plays a very important role due to its possibilities of supplying heat in the MW-range at any time of day or night or year. The heat is contained in thermal water extracted from depth between 2000 and 2500 m by means of deep drilling. In Germany there are hydrothermal potentials in the South (Rhine Valley) and North. The following article describes the geological, technological and economic aspects of thermal water utilisation for the generation of thermal energy. (orig.)

  20. Validation d'une méthode d'analyse de produits phytosanitaires par SPME-GC/MS

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    Brest, J.

    2009-01-01

    / Depuis quelques années, les autorités publiques s'inquiètent de plus en plus de la présence de contaminants persistants dans l'environnement. Parmi ces contaminants, les produits phytosanitaires, ou pesticides, retiennent l'attention. Les pesticides sont des substances ou des préparations utilisées pour la prévention, le contrôle ou l'élimination d'organismes jugés indésirables, qu'il s'agisse de plantes, d'insectes, de champignons ou de bactéries. Ils sont employés pour de nombreux usag...

  1. Le fluvalinate appliqué sur pommiers en pleine floraison : contamination des abeilles butineuses et des produits de la ruche

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    Haouar, M; De Cormis, L; Rey, J.

    1990-01-01

    Les auteurs se proposent d’étudier l’incidence, sur les abeilles butineuses et les produits de la ruche, d’un traitement au fluvalinate d’un verger de pommiers en pleine floraison. Aux doses recommandées pour un traitement insecticide à savoir 144 g/ha, on retrouvait 41,3 μg/g dans les fleurs de pommiers immédiatement après le traitement. Onze jours plus tard on en retrouvait encore 34,4 μg/g, soit plus de 83% du dépôt initial (tableau I). Dans les feuilles, le dépôt initial a été évalué ...

  2. Quel traitement lexicographique de l’onomastique commerciale ? Pour une distinction Nom de marque/Nom de produit

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    Fèvre-Pernet, Christine; Roché, Michel

    2014-01-01

    Le traitement lexicographique de ce que l’on appelle noms déposés, marques déposées ou « noms de marques » pose problème. Au sein de l’onomastique commerciale, les noms de marques et les noms de produits constituent, linguistiquement, deux classes distinctes : c’est ce que nous montrons dans cet article en nous appuyant sur différents critères. Ils se comportent différemment sur le plan pragmatique (identification de l’origine ou du contenu, réponse à un besoin de nomination), référentiel (na...

  3. Caractérisation mécanique multi-échelle des produits de corrosion d’aciers doux

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    Dehoux, A; Berthaud, Y; BOUCHELAGHEM, F.

    2011-01-01

    Cette étude vise à déterminer le comportement mécanique des produits qui se créent lors de la corrosion des armatures du béton armé. Dans ce cadre une caractérisation complète de la microstructure d'échantillons de corrosion d'acier doux ainsi que des calculs d'homogénéisation ont été réalisés. En parallèle, des essais de traction-compression ont été faits au MEB in situ et ont permis de mettre en relation calculs d'homogénéisation et comportement réel des échantillons....

  4. Configuration de processus industriels dans un contexte de produits customisés et multi-variés

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    DAABOUL, Joanna; Bosch-Mauchand, Magali; Da Cunha, Catherine,; Bernard, Alain

    2013-01-01

    La customisation de masse (MC) est aujourd'hui une réalité. Des entreprises comme Adidas, BMW, Gucci, Nike, DELL ont déjà proposé des produits customisés à leurs clients. Néanmoins les méthodes et outils existants pour gérer les processus industriels doivent s'adapter aux contraintes de la customisation de masse. Dans cet article, nous proposons une modélisation et une simulation combinée à une analyse de la valeur axée sur la qualité perçue par le client afin de déterminer la meilleure confi...

  5. Comportements par rapport au VIH/sida et aux autres infections sexuellement transmissibles dans l'univers de la prostitution féminine

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    Meystre-Agustoni Giovanna; Voellinger Rachel; Balthasar Hugues; Dubois-Arber Françoise

    2008-01-01

    L'étude actuelle vise à décrire la situation face au VIH/sida et aux autres IST des prostituées (femmes, transgenres) exerçant dans la rue, dans les salons, dans les cabarets et autres bars en Suisse. [...] L'étude a pour objectifs d'apporter des éléments de réponse aux questions suivantes : Importance numérique, évolution et modalités d'exercice de la prostitution féminine. - "Profil" (nationalité, etc.) des prostituées selon le lieu d'exercice. - Profil des prostituées sous l'angle de la lo...

  6. BioDiesel as Additive in High Pressure and Temperature Steam Recovery of Heavy Oil and Bitumen Utilisation d’un biogazole comme additif pour la récupération d’huile lourde et de bitume par injection de vapeur à hautes pression et température

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    Babadagli T.

    2012-05-01

    compositions of bioDiesel in steam at 1.8 MPa pressure and 205°C are at least one order of magnitude higher than the requested bioDiesel dosages. Further tests are planned by reducing bioDiesel dosages to about 0.5 to 1.0 g-bioDiesel/kilogram-steam and by monitoring the solubility of bioDiesel in bitumen. L’utilisation d’additifs pour améliorer l’efficacité des procédés de récupération thermique d’huile lourde et de bitume a été étudiée de manière approfondie pendant des décennies. Deux types courants d’additifs utilisés dans des applications thermiques, principalement en récupération assistée par injection de vapeur, consistent en des solvants et des agents tensioactifs. L’utilisation de solvants présente des inconvénients du fait de leur coût élevé et de la difficulté à les récupérer. Le coût et la stabilité des agents tensioactifs aux température et pression de réservoir limitent leur usage. Nous proposons l’utilisation d’un biogazole tel qu’un ester méthylique d’acides gras en tant qu’additif tensioactif pour réduire la tension interfaciale huile lourde/bitume-eau dans les procédés de récupération assistée par injection de vapeur. Les avantages de l’utilisation d’un biogazole en tant qu’additif tensioactif consistent en ce que le biogazole est chimiquement stable aux pression et température d’exploitation du réservoir, qu’il ne dégrade pas la qualité des hydrocarbures produits ni la composition chimique des eaux de production et que son utilisation est économiquement viable. Nous avons mené une série d’expériences de récupération assistée de bitume par injection de vapeur afin de clarifier le potentiel de récupération additionnelle et la capacité d’amélioration d’efficacité du biogazole. De la vapeur à 1,8 MPa et 205 °C a été utilisée au cours de ces essais, à un débit de 900 g/h. Le milieu poreux utilisé consistait en un sable pétrolifère à teneur normale en bitume

  7. Glucose utilisation in the lungs of septic rats

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    Sequestration and degranulation of leucocytes in the pulmonary microcirculation is considered to be a key event in the development of acute respiratory distress syndrome in patients with sepsis. Glucose serves as the main source of energy in activated leucocytes. The aim of this study was to assess whether glucose utilisation in the lungs can be used as an indicator of pulmonary leucocyte accumulation in an experimental model of sepsis of intra-abdominal origin. Sepsis was induced in rats by abdominal implantation of a gelatine capsule containing bacteria and rat colonic contents. Empty gelatine capsules were implanted in control animals. Animals were studied 6 and 12 h after sepsis induction. Glucose utilisation was measured as the tissue uptake of fluorine-18-fluorodeoxyglucose (18FDG) 1 h after intravenous injection of the tracer. Micro-autoradiography was also performed after injection of tritiated deoxyglucose. We found increased uptake of 18FDG in the lungs of septic animals. The uptake also increased with time after sepsis induction. 18FDG uptake in circulating leucocytes was increased in septic animals compared with controls, and micro-autoradiography showed intense accumulation of deoxyglucose in leucocytes in the lungs of septic animals. We conclude that glucose utilisation is increased in the lungs of septic rats. Measurements of pulmonary glucose utilisation as an index of leucocyte metabolic activity may open new possibilities for studies of the pathophysiology of sepsis and for evaluation of therapeutic interventions. (orig.)

  8. Utilisation of medical technology assessment in health policy

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    van den Heuvel, WJA; Wieringh, R; van den Heuvel, LPM

    1997-01-01

    Objective: To assess the contribution of medical technology assessment (MTA) to health policy decision making, the question has to be answered whether MTA is actually being used in decision-making processes and what factors are related to its utilisation. Design: We investigated recent Dutch policy

  9. CERN un physicien dénonce des utilisations militaires

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    2001-01-01

    André Gsponer, ancien chercheur au CERN, a écrit un rapport qui dénone les utilisations militaires développées par certains Etat, dont l'Irak, sur la base des technologies mises au point au CERN (1 page).

  10. Redirecting Under-Utilised Computer Laboratories into Cluster Computing Facilities

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    Atkinson, John S.; Spenneman, Dirk H. R.; Cornforth, David

    2005-01-01

    Purpose: To provide administrators at an Australian university with data on the feasibility of redirecting under-utilised computer laboratories facilities into a distributed high performance computing facility. Design/methodology/approach: The individual log-in records for each computer located in the computer laboratories at the university were…

  11. Policy framework for utilisation. A pillar of better accessibility

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    The goals and frameworks for traffic and transport policy for the Netherlands to 2020 are described in the Mobility Document. Whereas government policy previously viewed mobility as a problem or as something permissible, the assumption is now that mobility is a must. Mobility, for people as well as goods, is a prerequisite for society and the economy to function well. The Mobility Document contains ambitious goals to deal with current and anticipated traffic and transport problems: door to door, faster, cleaner and safer. Three interrelated pillars are to help achieve these goals: Building, Pricing and Utilisation. Work is being done on the Building and Pricing pillars; Utilisation is elaborated further in this policy framework. The Policy Framework for Utilisation is an elaboration of the Mobility Document for the 2008-2020 period and aims for faster, cleaner, safer travel from door to door. The purpose of this policy framework is to describe the direction of development of utilisation, in terms of content as well as process, to indicate actions that are required and to provide perspective on the expected effects. The policy framework is in line with current developments or plans, caters to new opportunities (technological and otherwise), encourages the innovative potential of the market and provides room for joint ventures between the government and the market. It will result in actions for the short term and provide direction for activities and developments for the longer term

  12. Improving the Utilisation of Management Information Systems in Secondary Schools

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    Bosker, R. J.; Branderhorst, E. M.; Visscher, A. J.

    2007-01-01

    Although most secondary schools do use management information systems (MISs), these systems tend not to be used to support higher order managerial activities but are currently primarily used for clerical purposes. This situation is unsatisfactory as MISs fully utilised could offer invaluable support to schools, which are increasingly being granted…

  13. Utilisation du transport en commun chez les immigrants

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    Heisz, Andrew; Schellenberg, Grant

    2004-01-01

    Dans cet article, on examine, a l'aide des donnees tirees des recensements de la population de 1996 et de 2001, la probabilite que les immigrants et les personnes nees au Canada utilisent le transport en commun. On discute egalement des repercussions sur les services de transport en commun.

  14. An Integrated Marine Propulsion System Utilising TRIGATM Fuel

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    This paper describes the reactor physics, shielding, thermal hydraulics, reactor dynamics and safety studies conducted to develop a proposed Integrated Marine Propulsion System (IMPS) utilising TRIGATM type uranium zirconium hydride fuel. The study has demonstrated that the IMPS plant is feasible and meets the design safety principles and safety criteria imposed on the study. (authors)

  15. Using High Throughput Experimentation Approach for the Evaluation of Dehydrogenation Catalysts: Potential Interests and Drawbacks Utilisation d’une approche d’expérimentation à haut débit pour l’évaluation de catalyseurs de déshydrogénation : intérêt et limitations

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    Bouchy C.

    2013-04-01

    carbone sont des intermédiaires pour la fabrication de produits détergents biodégradables. Industriellement ces oléfines peuvent être obtenues par déshydrogénation de paraffines longues sur des catalyseurs spécifiques de déshydrogénation dans des conditions opératoires appropriées. La phase active de ces catalyseurs est typiquement multimétallique, à base de platine modifié par un ou plusieurs promoteurs. L’utilisation d’une approche par expérimentation à haut débit peut être d’un intérêt certain pour optimiser des formulations multimétalliques en raison, d’une part, du nombre croissant de formulations possibles avec la quantité d’éléments considérés et, d’autre part, de l’existence potentielle d’interactions non linéaires entre les éléments. Cet article est ainsi consacré à la description des outils d’expérimentation à haut débit utilisés pour la préparation et l’évaluation catalytique en déshydrogénation du n-décane de catalyseurs modèle “Pt-Sn-X” supportés sur alumine ainsi qu’à la stratégie employée pour l’optimisation de formulation et les résultats expérimentaux obtenus au sein d’un espace d’étude prédéfini. Une approche basée sur l’utilisation de plans d’expériences pour construire un modèle mathématique de prédiction a été mise en oeuvre pour tenter d’optimiser la formulation de catalyseurs trimétalliques “Pt-Sn-X” au sein d’un espace d’étude défini. Cette approche n’a pas pu être menée à son terme car la variation des propriétés catalytiques en fonction des formulations catalytiques du plan d’expériences n’est pas assez importante par rapport à la variance expérimentale. Les résultats obtenus ont cependant permis de vérifier un concept clé pour la maximisation de la sélectivité d’un catalyseur de déshydrogénation des paraffines longues. A iso-acidité résiduelle et dans l’hypothèse où la formation des coproduits met

  16. Rapport de fin de projet "Agridrone" : utilisation de capteurs embarqués sur système léger pour caractériser l'état hydrique et nutritionnel des cultures. Application à la canne à sucre sur le site pilote de l'île de La Réunion

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    Bégué, A.; Lebourgeois, V.; Houlés, M.; Degenne, P.; Labbé, S; Dupuy, S.; Roux, B

    2008-01-01

    / Le contexte du projet, les enjeux économiques et environnementaux de l'agriculture raisonnée sont aujourd'hui largement reconnus. Le suivi spatio-temporel de l'état nutritionnel, hydrique ou sanitaire des couverts végétaux est un élément clé dans la prise de décision sur les interventions culturales. Cependant, l'utilisation de la télédétection peine à se développer en agriculture en raison 1. de limitations techniques dues à l'adéquation spatiale, temporelle et thématique des produits déve...

  17. Etude des Environnements Circumstellaires D'etoiles Ae/be de Herbig et D'autres Etoiles Jeunes

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    Hajjar, Roger

    Cet ouvrage présente une étude des environnements circumstellaires d'étoiles pré-séquence principale de masse intermédiaire dites Ae/Be de Herbig ainsi que d'objets stellaires jeunes de différents types, des T Tauris, des FU Ori et d'autres de types encore indéterminés. Nous avons recouru pour cela à deux techniques d'observation: la photométrie et la cartographie dans le continu millimétrique et la cartographie en polarisation linéaire. Nous avons comparé, pour la première fois, des cartes de polarisation obtenues différentes longueurs d'onde, allant du visible à l'infrarouge dans le but d'observer et d'exploiter une prédiction faite par Bastien & Ménard (BM) voulant que la dimension du disque polarimétrique, représenté par un profil de vecteurs de polarisation alignés et délimités par deux points nuls, varie en fonction de la longueur d'onde. Les points nuls indiqueraient la zone de transition entre le milieu optiquement épais et celui optiquement mince. L'observation de cet effet à été constatée pour tous les objets de notre échantillon, indépendamment de leur âge ou de leur type. Le seul critère d'appartenance à l'échantillon étant un angle d'inclinaison du disque de ~ 90°. Nous avons également obtenu le profil de densité dans le disque et, pour un objet, HL Tau, les densités effectives du disque. La masse trouvée à partir de ces calculs, MD ~ 0.1 Msolar, concorde avec les estimations obtenues par d'autres méthodes. Le profil de densité en loi de puissance obtenu, r(r)=r0 (r0/r)g où γ = 1.4-1.9, est comparable à ceux utilisés pour la nébuleuse protosolaire ainsi que pour les modèles de disques d'accrétion autour des étoiles jeunes. L'étude des cartes de polarisation nous a permis également le développement d'une méthode de détermination de la source d'illumination de la nébuleuse. Elle se base sur le calcul des coordonnées de tous les points d'intersection des perpendiculaires aux vecteurs de

  18. La qualité sensorielle des produits laitiers et de la viande dépend des fourrages consommés par les animaux

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    Coulon, Jean Baptiste; Priolo, A

    2002-01-01

    La nature des fourrages ingérés par les ruminants est un des facteurs de variation de la qualité sensorielle des produits laitiers et de la viande. L’effet de ce facteur a été récemment mis en évidence, en particulier dans le cadre des produits d’Appelation d’Origine Contrôlée, pour lesquels l’alimentation des animaux constitue un élément important de liaison au terroir. Sur les fromages, la conservation de l’herbe sous forme d’ensilage ne semble pas entraîner, lorsqu’elle est réalisée dans d...

  19. Effets d'irradiation et diffusion des produits de fission (césium et iode) dans le carbure de silicium

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    Audren, Aurégane

    2007-01-01

    Le carbure de silicium est un matériau envisagé pour le conditionnement du combustible dans les réacteurs de quatrième génération. Ce travail a pour objectif d'étudier la capacité de confinement des produits de fission et l'évolution de la structure de ce matériau sous les effets combinés de la température et du rayonnement. Les implantations d'ions de basse énergie et l'incorporation d'analogues stables de produits de fission (Cs et I) dans des monocristaux de 6H-SiC ont été réalisées sur l'...

  20. Caractérisation physico-chimique des produits de l'assainissement pluvial : Origine et devenir des métaux traces et des polluants organiques

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    Durand, C.

    2003-01-01

    Le but de ce travail multidisciplinaire était la caractérisation globale et fine de la matière organique et minérale des produits issus de l'assainissement pluvial. La fraction minérale des sédiments des bassins de retenue et des produits de balayage a été étudiée par différentes méthodes chimiques et physiques ; cette étude a concerné les éléments majeurs et les métaux traces. Les résultats montrent que les sédiments sont souvent pollués, avec des concentrations supérieures aux valeurs de ré...

  1. Qualifier les produits "OGM" et "non OGM". Garantie, fiabilité et coût de la séparation

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    Valceschini, Egizio

    2001-01-01

    Les consommateurs accordent une importance croissante à l'information donnée sur l'étiquetage des produits. En matière d'Organismes Génétiquement Modifiés, cette information revêt des enjeux considérables pour les filières agro-alimentaires. Ce qui est en question c'est la capacité des opérateurs à séparer les produits avec OGM et non OGM. Une telle séparation est-elle possible ? Est-elle fiable ? Est-elle durable ? Coûte-t-elle cher ? Le texte qui suit présente essentiellement les résultats ...

  2. Sustainable utilisation of forest biomass for energy - Possibilities and problems

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    Stupak, I.; Asikainen, A.; Jonsell, M.;

    2007-01-01

    . and other synthesis publications on Sustainable use of forest biomass for energy. Topics are listed and an overview of advantages. disadvantages, and trade-offs between them is given, from the viewpoint of society in general and the forestry or the Nordic and Baltic countries, the paper also...... identifies the extent to which wood for energy is and energy sectors in particular. F included in forest legislation and forest certification standards under the "Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification" (PEFC) and the "Forest Stewardship Council" (FSC) schemes. Energy and forest policies at EU...... and national levels, and European PEFC forest standards are analysed. With respect to energy policies, the utilisation of wood for energy is generally supported in forest policies but forest legislation is seldom used as a direct toot to encourage the utilisation of wood for energy. Regulations...

  3. Fuel peat utilisation in Finland: resource use and emissions

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    Leijting, J.

    1999-11-01

    The aim of the study was to inventorize the emissions and other stressors caused by fuel peat use in Finland. The life cycle approach was used to organise and compile the burdens associated with the fuel peat utilisation sector in the years 1994 and 1995. Fuel peat accounts for about 6.5 % of the total primary energy production in Finland. The study showed that most emissions out into the air occur during combustion of peat in energy plants. The emissions account for about 13 - 14 % of the CO{sub 2} emissions released by fossil fuel utilisation in Finland, for 12 % of the SO{sub 2} for 8 % of the N{sub 2}O and approximately 4 % of the NOR emissions released by anthropogenic sources in Finland. Phosphorus releases into waters contributes for about 0.2 % while nitrogen releases account for 0.3 % in the total anthropogenic discharge in Finland. (orig.) 88 refs.

  4. Reducing Risky Security Behaviours: Utilising Affective Feedback to Educate Users

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    Lynsay A. Shepherd

    2014-11-01

    Full Text Available Despite the number of tools created to help end-users reduce risky security behaviours, users are still falling victim to online attacks. This paper proposes a browser extension utilising affective feedback to provide warnings on detection of risky behaviour. The paper provides an overview of behaviour considered to be risky, explaining potential threats users may face online. Existing tools developed to reduce risky security behaviours in end-users have been compared, discussing the success rates of various methodologies. Ongoing research is described which attempts to educate users regarding the risks and consequences of poor security behaviour by providing the appropriate feedback on the automatic recognition of risky behaviour. The paper concludes that a solution utilising a browser extension is a suitable method of monitoring potentially risky security behaviour. Ultimately, future work seeks to implement an affective feedback mechanism within the browser extension with the aim of improving security awareness.

  5. Synthesis, characterisation and microbial utilisation of amorphous polysugars from lactose.

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    Daines, Alison M; Smart, Zlatka; Sims, Ian M; Tannock, Gerald W; Hinkley, Simon F R

    2015-03-01

    The melt polymerisations of glucose, galactose, xylose and fucose with citric acid, and mixtures of sugars therein are reported. Characterisation of the citric-acid catalysed reaction products indicated similar degrees of branched polymerisation but differences in the overall molecular weight of the polymers produced. The dairy by-product lactose could not be polymerised in a similar fashion but was shown to be readily hydrolysed using microwave radiation and a polymer generated from the melt condensation of the resultant glucose and galactose monosaccharides. A preliminary assessment of the bifido-bacterial utilisation of the lactose-derived polymerised products demonstrated a significantly different growth profile compared to commercially utilised galactooligosaccharides (GOS). PMID:25498629

  6. Study of some continuous spectra produced by nuclear reactions with light nuclei; Etude de quelques spectres continus produits par reactions nucleaires avec des noyaux legers

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    Marquez, L

    1966-07-01

    The continuous spectra coming from several nuclear reactions with light nuclei were measured. The spectra can be explained by a two-step reaction mechanism; however, the reactions produced by {sup 6}Li are different. A mechanism was proposed to explain their spectra based on the following assumptions: {sup 6}Li makes a nuclear molecule with the target which subsequently breaks up in such a way that an {alpha} particle comes out with the kinetic energy that it has in the molecule. The calculated spectra and those measured are in good agreement. (author) [French] Nous avons mesure les spectres continus produits dans plusieurs reactions nucleaires avec des noyaux legers. A l'exception des spectres produits par {sup 6}Li, on a trouve qu'on pouvait expliquer ces spectres par le mecanisme des reactions en deux etapes. Nous avons propose un mecanisme pour expliquer les spectres produits par {sup 6}Li. On suppose que {sup 6}Li forme une molecule nucleaire avec la cible qui eclate ensuite de facon telle qu'une particule alpha de la molecule sort avec l'energie cinetique de son mouvement propre dans la molecule. Les spectres calcules avec ces hypotheses et les spectres mesures sont en bon accord. (auteur)

  7. Self-rated health, chronic diseases and health service utilisation in Hong Kong

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    Xu, Fang; 徐方

    2015-01-01

    Introduction Self-rated health (SRH) is a widely used indicator of health service utilisation and reflects self-perceived objective health condition. Poorer non-comparative SRH was shown to be related to higher inpatient and outpatient utilisation in Western and elderly populations. Little is known about how healthcare utilisation relates to SRH in non-Western settings, such as Hong Kong and in adult populations. The association of age- and time- comparative SRH with healthcare utilisation is...

  8. Alimentation animale et valeur nutritionnelle induite sur les produits dérivés consommés par l’homme : Les lipides sont-ils principalement concernés ?

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    Bourre Jean-Marie

    2003-09-01

    Full Text Available Dans quelle mesure la nourriture reçue par les animaux induit-elle une modification (amélioration ou au contraire dégradation de la valeur nutritionnelle des aliments qui en sont issus pour la nourriture de l’homme ? La réponse à cette question varie selon la nature des nutriments (vitamines, minéraux, acides gras poly-insaturés indispensables des graisses, acides aminés indispensables des protéines, et aussi de l’espèce considérée. Le problème est de rechercher l’impact réel des formulations des rations utilisées dans les élevages sur la valeur nutritionnelle des produits (viandes, lait et laitages, fromages et œufs, etc., et donc leur influence sur la santé du consommateur, évidemment dans un sens favorable. Les acides gras poly-insaturés oméga-3 (ω3 bénéficient de deux grands axes de valorisation. Le premier réside dans leur importance quantitative et leurs rôles dans le cadre de la mise en place et du maintien de divers organes, le cerveau au premier chef. Le second se trouve dans la prévention de diverses pathologies, les maladies cardio-vasculaires occupant une place prépondérante \\; avec, depuis peu, les maladies neuro-psychiatriques, stress, dépression et démence. Compte tenu des implications en termes de maladies, cardio-cérébro-vasculaires entre autres, le contrôle de la nature des acides gras constitutifs des graisses représente donc un enjeu considérable en ce qui concerne les viandes issues d’animaux terrestres, maritimes et aériens, du lait, des laitages, fromages et des œufs. Car la qualité des graisses données en nourriture animale détermine fondamentalement la valeur nutritionnelle des aliments qui en sont dérivés, pour la consommation humaine. Bien évidemment, il est relativement difficile de modifier la composition en acides gras des phospholipides constitutifs des membranes biologiques intégrées dans la multitude de types cellulaires, dont la spécificité est largement

  9. Basic phenomena utilised in aerosol particle measurement techniques; Hiukkasmittaustekniikoiden perusilmioet

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    Janka, K. [Dekati Oy, Tampere (Finland)

    2006-10-15

    The project deals with development of basic phenomena and mechanism utilised in aerosol particle measurement techniques. The areas under development are: particle-charging techniques, photoelectric charging, particle concentrating using virtual-impactor technique, and optical characterising techniques of particles. Results will be applied on detection techniques of bioaerosol attract, particle emission sensors for diesel exhaust gases, and widening the application areas of existing measurement techniques. (orig.)

  10. IMPROVING THE EFFECTIVENESS AND UTILISATION OF THE INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING FUNCTION

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    Gordon Lister

    2012-01-01

    Research work carried out by the University of Cape Town has examined the following questions:
    - are industrial engineering techniques being used in industry?
    - what are the reasons for not using the various techniques?
    - what factors that can be addressed by industrial engineers, are inhibiting the improvement of manufacturing productivity?
    - are industrial engineers being utilised in the most effective t"ay? Investigations in South African and...

  11. Latent class models for utilisation of health care

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    Teresa Bago d’Uva

    2005-01-01

    This paper explores different approaches to econometric modelling of count measures of health care utilisation, with an emphasis on latent class models. A new model is proposed that combines the features of the two most common approaches- the hurdle model and the finite mixture Negative Binomial. Additionally, the panel structure of the data is taken into account. The proposed model is shown to perform better than the existing models for a particular application with data from the RAND Health...

  12. Utilisation by homeless people of acute hospital services in London.

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    Black, M E; Scheuer, M A; Victor, C.; Benzeval, M; Gill, M; Judge, K.

    1991-01-01

    OBJECTIVES--To estimate the numbers and distribution of homeless people in London; to quantify the utilisation of acute inpatient services by homeless people in two health authorities; and to predict the total numbers of admissions in homeless people in district health authorities across London. DESIGN--Data were collected from various sources on the distribution of homeless people across London boroughs. All unplanned acute inpatient admissions during November 1990 to relevant hospitals were...

  13. Briquetting of EAF Dust for its Utilisation in Metallurgical Processes

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    Magdziarz Aneta; Kuźnia Monika; Bembenek Michał; Gara Paweł; Hryniewicz Marek

    2015-01-01

    Dust generated at an electric arc furnace during steel production industry is still not a solved problem. Electric arc furnace dust (EAF) is a hazardous solid waste. Sintering of well-prepared briquetted mixtures in a shaft furnace is one of possible methods of EAFD utilisation. Simultaneously some metal oxides from exhaust gases can be separated. In this way, various metals are obtained, particularly zinc is recovered. As a result, zinc-free briquettes are received with high iron content whi...

  14. Utilisation of payment instruments at a retail chain in Gauteng

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    Adriaan M. Bester; Seugnet Bronkhorst

    2015-01-01

    Purpose: The purpose of this research was to determine the influence of race and income on the preferred payment instrument at pay points in a retail store in Pretoria Gauteng.Problem investigated: The method of payment, as well as the way these payment methods have been utilised, has evolved throughout history. Cash has stayed at the top of the payment instrument deck as a payment choice for the past 10 decades. With the expansion of technology payment instruments evolved to facilitate excha...

  15. Primary care utilisation and workers’ opportunity costs. Evidence from Italy

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    De Luca, Giuliana; Ponzo, Michela

    2010-01-01

    This paper analyses the effects of employment condition and work hours on the utilisation of primary care services in Italy. Although the Italian NHS provides free and equitable access to primary care, type of occupation and labour contracts may still deter workers to attend medical appointments. The hypothesis is that the higher the workers’ opportunity cost in terms of earning forgone, the less the demand for General Practitioner (GP) visits. Using survey data provided by the Italian Nation...

  16. BIODIVERSITE MICROBIENNE ET PARAMETRES PHYSICOCHIMIQUES DE QUELQUES VINS DE RONIER (BORASSUS AKEASSII PRODUITS TRADITIONNELLEMENT AU BURKINA FASO

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    2011-10-01

    Full Text Available La présente étude traite de la biodiversité microbienne et des paramètres physico-chimiques de quelques vins de rônier produits traditionnellement au Burkina Faso. Elle a consisté à la détermination des paramètres physico-chimiques et microbiologiques du vin de rônier issu de la fermentation spontanée de la sève de rônier.L’étude de la composition physico-chimique et des aspects microbiologiques a été réalisée à l’aide des méthodes standards de microbiologie et de physico-chimie. Douze échantillons de sève de rônier fermentée naturellement ont été collectés dans la région de Bobo Dioulasso où ce vin est abondamment produit.Le pH, l’acidité totale, la teneur en sucres totaux et en alcool variaient entre 3,6 et 4,5 ; 0,1 et 1,28 % (m/v ; 0,58 et 8,72 % (m/v ; 4,08 et 7,25 % (v/v respectivement. La flore mésophile totale était entre 1,4.108 et 2,5.108UFC et la flore de levures entre 3,4 106 et 2,85 107UFC par millilitre de vin.Les coliformes totaux étaient présents dans 25 % des échantillons (BFH1, BFH5 et BFH10 à un nombre de l’ordre de 1,28.106 à 4,6.106UFC/ml témoignant une qualité hygiénique pauvre. Lactobacillus, Bacillus, et Acetobacter thermo-tolérants et alcoolo-tolérants impliqués dans le processus de fermentation spontanée de la sève de rônier ont été également isolés et identifiés dans les échantillons BFH1, BFH9 et BFH12.La connaissance des paramètres physico-chimiques et microbiologiques de la sève fermentée du rônier est nécessaire non seulement pour la valorisation de cette boisson locale et traditionnelle mais aussi pour l’exploitation de la biodiversité microbienne.

  17. Facteurs socio-économiques affectant l'utilisation des sous-produits agro-industriels pour l'embouche bovine à contre-saison dans l'Adamaoua, Cameroun

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    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Socio-economic factors affecting the use of agro-industrial by-products for cattle fattening in the dry season in Adamawa, Cameroon. Cattle production is the major economic activity in the Adamawa. Feed deficiency that causes about 129 to 187 g weight loss per day is an important constraint during the dry season. A possible alternative to overcome this constraint is the use of agro-industrial by-products. However, the adoption and effective use of these potentials are still to be encouraged. This study, which objective was to find out the socio-economic factors that may affect the usage of these resources, permitted to show, through interviews and surveys, that more than 8,200 t of agro-industrial by-products (maize and wheat bran, soybean seed and maize seed cake useable for cattle feeding were produced annually in Adamawa and that only 16 % of this production were used by livestock farmers. Among the factors affecting the effective use of these by-products, prices were the most determinant. The herds size and the number of sedentary animals had also shown a significant positive effect. On the other hand, livestock farming experience and the farmer’s age had instead shown a strong negative correlation with the use of by-products; same was the level of farmer’s education which showed positive correlation only with respect to cotton seed cake use. The distance from the livestock farming sites to the by-products production/distribution centre and/or difficult access to the sites had strong positive correlations with the by-products’ prices. The problem of supplies as a result of long distance or of difficult access to cattle production sites, the high and unstable prices of agro-industrial by-products and poor awareness of the different types of by-products produced in the Adamawa, were noted as major constraints for their use as cattle feed. Based on the above results, an effective extension system and well organized farmers groupings could improve the level of utilization of agro-industrial by-products for cattle feeding.

  18. Customer-related knowledge utilisation in the collaborative relationships of professional service organisation

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    Nätti, S. (Satu)

    2005-01-01

    Abstract The purpose of this study is to describe customer-related knowledge utilisation in the collaborative relationships of professional service organisations. Within this specific context, knowledge transfer capabilities are emphasised as an important prerequisite in the utilisation process. Effective organisation-level knowledge utilisation is crucial in collaborative relationships of professional service organisations. In order to formulate a coherent service offering across diff...

  19. Life cycle assessment of peat utilisation in Finland

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    Environmental issues related to the production of peat and its use in energy generation have been the subject of public debate and research over the past few years in Finland. Peat is both an indigenous and a locally utilised fuel. Finland has no fossil fuel resources, and the transportation distances of imported fuels into Finland are normally long. In Finland the large peat resources can be utilised locally and peat-burning power plants are situated near the peatlands. Peat production and energy conversion methods are being continuously developed to make use of the environmentally and technically best available technology. In Finland peat formation exceeds peat utilisation and an increase in peat utilisation is therefore sustainable. The life cycle assessment concept gives an opportunity to evaluate and improve the environmental quality of peat utilisation options. The study focuses on an inventory analysis, but some of the most common methods of impact assessment with valuation are also included. The study also includes a comparison of fossil fuels and a discussion part. All the calculated results are based on net emissions. The background emissions of natural peatland are subtracted from the emissions of the utilisation phases. Milled peat and sod peat are reported in this study. Horticultural peat is studied simultaneously, but it will be reported later. The Sod Wave, Haku and Tehoturve methods are studied for the production of peat. The power plants of the study are Kempele heating plant and Rauhalahti cogeneration plant. The functional unit is 1 MWh produced total energy. The temporal boundaries vary from 112 to 128 years, depending on the peat production methods used. The restoration time is 100 years in all options. The emissions of greenhouse gases are based on the reports of The Finnish Research Programme on Climate Change. The water emissions are based on control monitoring reports from 1994 and 1995. The water emissions of the restoration phase are

  20. Comparison of Predicted pKa Values for Some Amino-Acids, Dipeptides and Tripeptides, Using COSMO-RS, ChemAxon and ACD/Labs Methods Comparaison des valeurs de pKa de quelques acides aminés, dipeptides et tripeptides, prédites en utilisant les méthodes COSMO-RS, ChemAxon et ACD/Labs

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    2013-05-01

    as peptides. The final goal of this study is to use the pKa values in a predictive thermodynamics model for products of interest in food industry. For this purpose, the effects of several factors (like conformations set treatment in COSMO-RS calculations, ionic strength effect that can affect the comparison between observed and predicted pKa data are discussed. Les valeurs de constantes d’acidité (pKa jouent un rôle très important, en particulier dans l’industrie alimentaire. Les propriétés chimiques des molécules dépendent significativement de leurs états d’ionisation. La plupart des molécules sont capables de gagner et/ou perdre un proton dans les solutions aqueuses. Ce transfert de proton apparaît la plupart du temps entre l’eau et un atome ionisable de la molécule organique. La réponse de la molécule à la protonation ou à la déprotonation dépend significativement du site concerné par le transfert de proton. La distribution partielle des charges dans la molécule varie également en fonction des sites actifs pour la protonation du couple acide; base. Par conséquent on peut l’utiliser pour déterminer le pKa d’une molécule. Dans un premier temps, nous avons utilisé la méthode COSMO-RS, une combinaison du modèle de solvatation diélectrique (COSMO et d’un traitement de thermodynamique statistique pour des solvants plus réels (RS, pour prédire les constantes de dissociation de 50 molécules environ (des acides aminés, des dipeptides et des tripeptides. Les résultats de pKa obtenus ont été comparés aux valeurs expérimentales, ainsi qu’aux valeurs de pKa prédites par deux autres méthodes. Nous avons utilisé respectivement la méthode ChemAxon, utilisant un programme basé sur le calcul des charges partielles des atomes d’une molécule, et la méthode ACD/Labs qui permet de déterminer des valeurs de pKa pour chaque centre de dissociation en considérant que le reste de la molécule est neutre, en utilisant une base de

  1. Une caractérisation des services environnementaux à dimension paysagère produits dans les espaces ruraux

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    Olivier Aznar

    2002-09-01

    Full Text Available Cet article restitue les premiers résultats d’une recherche sur l’analyse économique des services environnementaux à dimension paysagère, plus particulièrement ceux produits dans les espaces ruraux. S’appuyant sur une grille d'analyse issue de l'économie des services, l’auteur propose une définition générale du service environnemental à dimension paysagère puis la décline à travers une typologie centrée sur les modalités de production du service. La dernière partie présente une illustration empirique à l’échelle d’une vingtaine de communes du Puy de Dôme situées dans le Parc Naturel Régional des Volcans d’Auvergne.This paper presents the first results of a research on the economic analysis of environmental services with landscape dimension, more particularly those produced in rural areas. Thanks to the economics of services, the author proposes a definition of the environmental service. Then, he outlines a typology based on the production of the environmental service. The last part presents an empirical illustration in some communes of the Puy de Dôme (France, located in the French Regional Nature Park of the Volcanoes of Auvergne.

  2. The study by means of a photomultiplier of the scintillations produced by {alpha} particles striking a zinc sulphide screen; Etude, au photomultiplicateur, des scintillations produites par les particules {alpha} dans un ecran de sulfure de zinc. Application a la numeration precise des particules {alpha}

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    Anthony, J.P. [Commissariat a l' Energie Atomique, Saclay (France). Centre d' Etudes Nucleaires

    1955-06-15

    The object of the study is the accurate counting of {alpha} particles by p-m. detection of their scintillations upon impact with a zinc sulphide screen. The main advantage of the method is the extreme simplicity of the electronics used: the possibility of obtaining a utilizable pulse from the p-m. (EMI5311) without any amplification, and in linear response, is demonstrated. The scintillation produced by an impact on Zn-S has also been studied experimentally. The decrease of light intensity in relation to time may be interpreted by the exponential relation: I = I{sub 0} exp (-t / {tau}) whereby {tau} = (39 {+-} 0,1) 10{sup -6} s. The relation between scintillation intensity and remaining trajectory after travel through a given air-space has also been determined. Possible suitable applications of this method of {alpha} counting are those where good stability and low background are necessary. Results stated bear on air contamination studies, isotopic composition variation measurement of uranium, bismuth content measurement in alloys by irradiation of specimens in a thermal neutron flux and {alpha} count on the Po formed. (author) [French] Ce travail est consacre a l'etude de la numeration precise des particules {alpha} par detection au photomultiplicateur des scintillations produites par ces particules dans un ecran de sulfure de zinc. Le principal avantage de cette methode reside dans l'extreme simplicite de l'appareillage electronique; il est en effet montre qu'il est possible, tout en convoyant une reponse lineaire, d'obtenir du photomultiplicateur (EMI5311) un signal electrique utilisable sans aucune amplification. La scintillation produite par l'impact des particules {alpha} sur un ecran de Zn-S est etudiee experimentalement. La decroissance de l'intensite lumineuse en fonction du temps est interpretable par la relation exponentielle I = I{sub 0} exp (-t / {tau}) avec {tau} = (39 {+-} 0,1) 10{sup -6} s. La relation entre l

  3. Fish utilisation of wetland nurseries with complex hydrological connectivity.

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    Ben Davis

    Full Text Available The physical and faunal characteristics of coastal wetlands are driven by dynamics of hydrological connectivity to adjacent habitats. Wetlands on estuary floodplains are particularly dynamic, driven by a complex interplay of tidal marine connections and seasonal freshwater flooding, often with unknown consequences for fish using these habitats. To understand the patterns and subsequent processes driving fish assemblage structure in such wetlands, we examined the nature and diversity of temporal utilisation patterns at a species or genus level over three annual cycles in a tropical Australian estuarine wetland system. Four general patterns of utilisation were apparent based on CPUE and size-structure dynamics: (i classic nursery utlisation (use by recently settled recruits for their first year (ii interrupted peristence (iii delayed recruitment (iv facultative wetland residence. Despite the small self-recruiting 'facultative wetland resident' group, wetland occupancy seems largely driven by connectivity to the subtidal estuary channel. Variable connection regimes (i.e. frequency and timing of connections within and between different wetland units (e.g. individual pools, lagoons, swamps will therefore interact with the diversity of species recruitment schedules to generate variable wetland assemblages in time and space. In addition, the assemblage structure is heavily modified by freshwater flow, through simultaneously curtailing persistence of the 'interrupted persistence' group, establishing connectivity for freshwater spawned members of both the 'facultative wetland resident' and 'delayed recruitment group', and apparently mediating use of intermediate nursery habitats for marine-spawned members of the 'delayed recruitment' group. The diversity of utilisation pattern and the complexity of associated drivers means assemblage compositions, and therefore ecosystem functioning, is likely to vary among years depending on variations in hydrological

  4. Zirconia/Titania Catalysts for Carbon Dioxide Utilisation

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    Al-Shafei, E.N.

    2015-01-01

    Reaction and conversion of CO2 to chemicals is a challenging area of research. The objective of this work is to study and investigate the use of mixed metal oxide Zr/Ti oxide and related catalysts for the conversion and utilisation of CO2. The first reaction studied was propane dehydrogenation using CO2 to produce propene. Then, the study extended to investigate the direct reaction of CO2 as whole molecule with methane, ethane, acetylene, ethylene and propane to synthesis carboxylic acids. ...

  5. Health care utilisation in Europe: new evidence from the ECHP

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    Teresa Bago d’Uva; Jones, Andrew M.

    2006-01-01

    The ECHP is used to analyse the utilisation of health care in Europe. We estimate a new latent class hurdle model for panel data and compare it with the latent class NegBin model and the standard hurdle model. Latent class specifications outperform the standard hurdle model but the latent class hurdle model reveals income e¤ects on the probability of visiting a doctor that are masked in the NegBin model. For visits to specialist, low users are more income elastic than high users and the proba...

  6. ECOLOGICAL AND TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS OF RADIOACTIVE WASTE UTILISATION

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    Gabriel Borowski

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available The paper presents a survey of radioactive waste disposal technologies used worldwide in terms of their influence upon natural environment. Typical sources of radioactive waste from medicine and industry were presented. In addition, various types of radioactive waste, both liquid and solid, were described. Requirements and conditions of the waste’s storage were characterised. Selected liquid and solid waste processing technologies were shown. It was stipulated that contemporary methods of radioactive waste utilisation enable their successful neutralisation. The implementation of these methods ought to be mandated by ecological factors first and only then economical ones.

  7. Utilisation and Management Changes in South Kyrgyzstan's Mountain Forests

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    Matthias Schmidt

    2005-01-01

    Using political ecology as its conceptual framework, this paper focuses on the changes in forest utilisation and management of South Kyrgyzstan's walnut-fruit forests over the last century. The aim of this study on human-environment interactions is to investigate the relationship between actors on the one side, their interests and demands, and the forests and forested lands on the other. Forest resource utilisation and management - and even the recognition of different forest products as resources - are connected with political and socio-economic conditions that change with time. The walnut-fruit forests of South Kyrgyzstan are unique, characterised by high biodiversity and a multiplicity of usable products; and they have been utilised for a long time. Centralised and formal management of the forests started with the Russian occupation and was strengthened under Soviet rule, when the region became a part of the USSR. During this era, a state forest administration that was structured from Moscow all the way down to the local level drew up detailed plans and developed procedures for utilising the different forest products. Since the collapse of the Soviet Union, the socio-political and economic frame conditions have changed significantly, which has brought not only the sweeping changes in the managing institutions, but also the access rights and interests in the forest resources. At present, the region is suffering from a high unemployment rate, which has resulted in the forests' gaining considerable importance in the livelihood strategies of the local population. Political and economic liberalization, increased communication and trans-regional exchange relations have opened the door for international companies and agents interested in the valuable forest products. Today, walnut wood and burls, walnuts, wild apples and mushrooms are all exported to various countries in the world. Scientists and members of various international organisations stress the ecological

  8. Utilising shade to optimize UV exposure for vitamin D

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    Turnbull, D. J.; Parisi, A. V.

    2008-01-01

    Numerous studies have stated that humans need to utilise full sun radiation, at certain times of the day, to assist the body in synthesising the required levels of vitamin D3. The time needed to be spent in the full sun depends on a number of factors, for example, age, skin type, latitude, solar zenith angle. Current Australian guidelines suggest exposure to approximately 1/6 to 1/3 of a minimum erythemal dose (MED), depending on age, would be appropriate to provide ade...

  9. Utilisation of iron ore tailings as aggregates in concrete

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    Francis Atta Kuranchie; Sanjay Kumar Shukla; Daryoush Habibi; Alireza Mohyeddin

    2015-01-01

    Sustainable handling of iron ore tailings is of prime concern to all stakeholders who are into iron ore mining. This study seeks to add value to the tailings by utilising them as a replacement for aggregates in concrete. A concrete mix of grade 40 MPa was prepared in the laboratory with water–cement ratio of 0.5. The concrete were cured for 1, 2, 3, 7, 14 and 28 days. The properties of the concrete such as workability, durability, density, compressive strength and indirect tensile strength we...

  10. Trace compounds affecting biogas energy utilisation - A review

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    Rasi, S., E-mail: saija.rasi@gmail.com [University of Jyvaeskylae, Department of Biological and Environmental Science, P.O. Box 35, FI-40014 (Finland); Laentelae, J.; Rintala, J. [University of Jyvaeskylae, Department of Biological and Environmental Science, P.O. Box 35, FI-40014 (Finland)

    2011-11-15

    Highlights: {yields} In regards to trace compounds, landfill gases are the most studied biogases. {yields} More strict requirements are set for biogas purity with new biogas applications. {yields} With traditional applications, small variations in biogas quality are acceptable. {yields} New requirements set challenges on raw material control and biogas quality. {yields} In this study, variations in analysing methods and biogas quality are discussed. - Abstract: This paper investigates the trace compounds affecting energy utilisation in biogas that come from different production sites. With biogas being more widely used in different energy applications more interest has arisen for the specific composition of biogas. In traditional energy applications, methane and hydrogen sulphide contents have had the most influence when energy utilisation application has been considered. With more advanced processes also the quantity and quality of trace compounds is more important. In regards to trace compounds, it was found that the concentrations and the variations of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) can be high in different landfills, especially, with compounds originating from the biological degradation process (like aromatics and terpenes) as seasonal variations affect the biological degradation. Trace compounds produced by direct volatilisation (halogenated and silicon compounds) show a smaller seasonal variation. Halogenated compounds are rarely present in high concentrations in waste water treatment plant (WWTP) biogas, but the concentrations of organic silicon compounds and their variation is high. Organic silicon compounds are usually detected only in low concentrations in co-digestion plant biogas, when no WWTP sludge is used as a raw material.

  11. Renewable hydrogen utilisation for the production of methanol

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    Electrolytic hydrogen production is an efficient way of storing renewable energy generated electricity and securing the contribution of renewables in the future electricity supply. The use of this hydrogen for the production of methanol results in a liquid fuel that can be utilised directly with minor changes in the existing infrastructure. To utilise the renewable generated hydrogen for production of renewable methanol, a sustainable carbon source is needed. This carbon can be provided by biomass or CO2 in the flue gases of fossil fuel-fired power stations, cement factories, fermentation processes and water purification plants. Methanol production pathways via biomass gasification and CO2 recovery from the flue gasses of a fossil fuel-fired power station have been reviewed in this study. The cost of methanol production from biomass was found to lie in the range of 300-400 Euro /tonne of methanol, and the production cost of CO2 based methanol was between 500 and 600 Euro /tonne. Despite the higher production costs compared with methanol produced by conventional natural gas reforming (i.e. 100-200 Euro /tonne, aided by the low current price of natural gas), these new processes incorporate environmentally beneficial aspects that have to be taken into account

  12. Renewable hydrogen utilisation for the production of methanol

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    Electrolytic hydrogen production is an efficient way of storing renewable energy generated electricity and securing the contribution of renewables in the future electricity supply. The use of this hydrogen for the production of methanol results in a liquid fuel that can be utilised directly with minor changes in the existing infrastructure. To utilise the renewable generated hydrogen for production of renewable methanol, a sustainable carbon source is needed. This carbon can be provided by biomass or CO2 in the flue gases of fossil fuel-fired power stations, cement factories, fermentation processes and water purification plants. Methanol production pathways via biomass gasification and CO2 recovery from the flue gasses of a fossil fuel-fired power station have been reviewed in this study. The cost of methanol production from biomass was found to lie in the range of 300-400 EUR/tonne of methanol, and the production cost of CO2 based methanol was between 500 and 600 EUR/tonne. Despite the higher production costs compared with methanol produced by conventional natural gas reforming (i.e. 100-200 EUR/tonne, aided by the low current price of natural gas), these new processes incorporate environmentally beneficial aspects that have to be taken into account. (author)

  13. Trace compounds affecting biogas energy utilisation - A review

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    Highlights: → In regards to trace compounds, landfill gases are the most studied biogases. → More strict requirements are set for biogas purity with new biogas applications. → With traditional applications, small variations in biogas quality are acceptable. → New requirements set challenges on raw material control and biogas quality. → In this study, variations in analysing methods and biogas quality are discussed. - Abstract: This paper investigates the trace compounds affecting energy utilisation in biogas that come from different production sites. With biogas being more widely used in different energy applications more interest has arisen for the specific composition of biogas. In traditional energy applications, methane and hydrogen sulphide contents have had the most influence when energy utilisation application has been considered. With more advanced processes also the quantity and quality of trace compounds is more important. In regards to trace compounds, it was found that the concentrations and the variations of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) can be high in different landfills, especially, with compounds originating from the biological degradation process (like aromatics and terpenes) as seasonal variations affect the biological degradation. Trace compounds produced by direct volatilisation (halogenated and silicon compounds) show a smaller seasonal variation. Halogenated compounds are rarely present in high concentrations in waste water treatment plant (WWTP) biogas, but the concentrations of organic silicon compounds and their variation is high. Organic silicon compounds are usually detected only in low concentrations in co-digestion plant biogas, when no WWTP sludge is used as a raw material.

  14. Thermal utilisation and disposal of sewage sludge; Thermische Klaerschlammverwertung -beseitigung

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    Baumgart, H.C. [Emscher Genossenschaft/Lippeverband, Essen (Germany). Technischer Vorstand

    2001-07-01

    Sewage sludge combustion - either in an incinerator or for heat or power generation - has always been important and is getting ever more so. From the cost aspect, it makes quite a difference whether sewage sludge is just incinerated or utilised. The author makes it clear that this cost aspect - and what it means to communities and citizens - tends to be neglected by those who favour sewage sludge combustion and utilisation. [German] Die Verbrennung von Klaerschlamm - sei es als Schlammveraschung oder als thermische oder energetische Verwertung - hat schon immer fuer grosse Klaeranlagen einen bedeutenden Stellenwert gehabt. Die Bedeutung der Verbrennung scheint in letzter Zeit sogar zuzunehmen. Unter Kostengesichtspunkten ist es ein grosser Unterschied, ob ein Klaerschlamm nur verascht oder energetisch verwertet wird. Vor dem Hintergrund der allgemeinen Diskussion um die leeren Kassen der Kommunen, um die sogenannte dritte Miete fuer den Buerger und damit die Zumutbarkeit fuer weitere Steigerungen der Abwassergebuehren stoert mich die Bagatellisierung der Kostengesichtspunkte vor allem auf Seiten derer, die die Verbrennung der Klaerschlaemme fordern. (orig.)

  15. Utilisation of iron ore tailings as aggregates in concrete

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    Francis Atta Kuranchie

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available Sustainable handling of iron ore tailings is of prime concern to all stakeholders who are into iron ore mining. This study seeks to add value to the tailings by utilising them as a replacement for aggregates in concrete. A concrete mix of grade 40 MPa was prepared in the laboratory with water–cement ratio of 0.5. The concrete were cured for 1, 2, 3, 7, 14 and 28 days. The properties of the concrete such as workability, durability, density, compressive strength and indirect tensile strength were tested. A controlled mix of concrete was also prepared in similar way using conventional materials and the results were compared with the tailings concrete. It was found that the iron ore tailings may be utilised for complete replacement for conventional aggregates in concrete. The iron ore tailings aggregates concrete exhibited a good mechanical strength and even in the case of compressive strength, there was an improvement of 11.56% over conventional aggregates concrete. The indirect tensile strength did not improve against the control mix due high content of fines in the tailings aggregates but showed 4.8% improvement compared with the previous study where the conventional fine aggregates was partially replaced by 20% with iron ore tailings.

  16. Etude de l'exploitation et du marché des produits forestiers non ligneux à Kinshasa

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    Biloso, A.

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available Study of Non Woody Forest Products Exploitation and Market in Kinshasa. In spite of the considerable number of ethnobotanic studies carried out in many regions of the Democratic Republic of Congo, almost no information is available on the exploitation and commerce of the wild products (non woody forest products, "produits forestiers non ligneux" – PFNL of the Congolese provinces in general and the urban province of Kinshasa in particular. Nevertheless, these products are largely used and marketed. Therefore, direct observations in situ, and socio-economic and ethnoecologic investigations (including interviews were organized in the urban province of Kinshasa to analyse various aspects of consumption of these wild products. The purpose of these investigations was to collect information regarding the use and the marketing of PFNL products by the populations living in the zones surrounding the urban area. The analysis of the various types of exploitation and use of the PFNL has shown twelve categories of PFNL use: energy, food, construction of music instruments, saw mill applications, drink, drugs, dye, packing, construction of baskets, textile fabrication, construction and ornamentation. The majority of these PFNL originate not only from the secondary forests and from forest galleries, but from shrubby savannas and the marshes as well. The exploitations and uses of the PFNL vary rather largely with the level of income, the purchasing power, the attachment with food practices and with local traditions. The various levels of semi-monthly income by owner of the PFNL are estimated for the following plants which were used as vegetables: Gnetum africanum Welw., (275.0 $; Pteridium aquilinium Hieron. (166.7 $; Dracaena camerooniana Baker. (75.5 $; Dioscorea praehensilis (Benth. (71.0 $; Psophocarpus scandens (Endl. Verdc. (58.7 $. The average income resulting from the firewood sale was estimated at 80 $ per month and per person, for a group of 25 owners

  17. La patrimonialisation des produits dits de terroir Heritage-making and the enhancement of so-called ‘terroir’ products: when rural meets urban

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    Claire Delfosse

    2011-05-01

    Full Text Available Aujourd’hui, le phénomène de patrimonialisation des produits agro-alimentaires concerne des campagnes rêvées à forte identité, mais aussi des espaces apparemment « sans qualité », des espaces « en creux ». La patrimonialisation des produits de terroir passe par différents processus : par le biais de fêtes, de la mise en art, de la gastronomie, ainsi que par des modes de vente comme le marché… Ces processus à l’œuvre montrent que la relation au monde rural est complexe. En effet, la patrimonialisation des produits de terroir peut aussi bien être le fait d’acteurs ruraux que d’acteurs urbains, de politiques de territoire urbaines que rurales. Les produits de terroir apparaissent comme un dénominateur commun réunissant, au moins occasionnellement, anciens, nouveaux habitants, voire habitants temporaires de territoires qui se dessinent. Ce phénomène est analysé à partir de trois exemples pris dans la région Rhône-Alpes: la fête de la fourme et des Côtes du Forez et la stratégie d’affirmation d’une petite ville, Montbrison, comme capitale d’un pays, le Forez ; Bourg-en-Bresse et sa volaille, ou comment des produits de terroir peuvent contribuer à affirmer une urbanité ; enfin, l’analyse de la création d’une marque territoriale pour affirmer l’existence d’un espace « sans nom », situé à l’ombre de métropoles et la nécessité de protéger sa ruralité face au phénomène de résidentialisation.Today, the enhancement of food heritage concerns not only rural areas with cultural identities but also areas which seem « without quality » or « hollowed out». The enhancement of local products (produits de terroir entails various processes such as festivals, art events, local gastronomy and sales outlets provided by local markets. These processes reveal just how complex the links with local places are. In fact, local product enhancement can result as much from rural activities (local

  18. LES COMPETENCES CLES ET L’AVANTAGE CONCURRENTIEL : LA QUALITE DU PRODUIT CAS DE LA SOCIETE LES GRANDS MOULINS DU DAHRA MOSTAGANEM

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    Debbahi, Yamina

    2014-01-01

    travers cette recherche, nous avons tenté de mettre en exergue l’importance des compétences clés dans la distinction de l’entreprise des concurrents et l’acquisition d’un avantage concurrentiel certain et durable. Notre recherche s’appuie sur une étude de cas dans une société agroalimentaire « Les Grands Moulins Du Dahra Mostaganem » reconnue pour la qualité de ses produits, une compétence organisationnelle clés dans la devance des concurrents. Il convient néanmoins de ne pas f...

  19. Puhelinlangat laulaa - Sisäisen viestinnän parantaminen hajautetussa organisaatiossa : Case: L'Oreal Produits De Luxe International TREMEA

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    Luostarinen, Ilona

    2011-01-01

    Tämä opinnäytetyö tehtiin toimeksiantona L’Oreal suurkonsernin tytäryhtiölle, L’Oreal Produits De Luxe International TREMEA:lle, jonka aluepäällikkönä toimii Suomessa Katja Sariola. Yrityksen markkina-alueena on globaalisti Travel Retail, eli verovapaa myynti laivoilla ja lentokentillä. Yritys on organisaatiorakenteeltaan hajautettu, jonka vuoksi heillä on ilmennyt haasteita sisäisessä viestinnässä. Tässä työssä tehtiin sisäisen viestinnän kehitysehdotuksia, joita hyödyntämällä yritys vo...

  20. Études expérimentales et numériques du refroidissement de produits horticoles après récolte

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    Yassine, Hala

    2015-01-01

    Le refroidissement post récolte des produits horticoles est une opération incontournable destinée à garantir des conditions de conservation optimales et de commercialisation. Cette opération, souvent réalisée par le biais d’un flux d’air est très énergivore, il importe donc de disposer d’outils permettant d’optimiser le dimensionnement et le pilotage de telles installations. Les études réalisées concernent le pré-refroidissement de choux fleurs qui nécessitent une phase de refroidissement de ...

  1. Comportement des produits de corrosion dans le circuit primaire des centrales REP - sorption du cobalt et du nickel sur des ferrites représentatifs

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    Martin Cabanas, Bruna

    2010-01-01

    La corrosion des parties métalliques du circuit primaire des centrales REP engendre la formation de produits de corrosion. Ceux-ci peuvent circuler dans le circuit primaire sous forme de particules colloïdales ou d'espèces dissoutes qui peuvent être activées lors de leur passage sous flux puis adhérer sur les parties métalliques des circuits et sur les gaines des assemblages combustible. Le dépôt des particules ou d'ions activés sur les zones hors flux est alors responsable de la contaminatio...

  2. Etude structurale et propriétés des verres peralumineux de conditionnement des produits de fission et actinides mineurs"

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    Gasnier, Estelle

    2013-01-01

    Ce travail de thèse s’inscrit dans le cadre de la recherche de nouvelles formulations verrières pour le conditionnement des produits de fission et actinides mineurs (PFA). Il s’agit d’étudier une composition de verre dans le domaine peralumineux (défaut de compensateurs de charge en alcalins et alcalino-terreux par rapport à l’aluminium) présentant un taux de charge au moins équivalent à celui du verre R7T7 (18,5 % mass. PFA) et de statuer sur la potentialité de ces matrices vitreuses comme m...

  3. Chaînes logistiques et modèles d'affaires du commerce électroniqueLe cas de la vente en ligne de produits informatiques

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    Mathieu Detchessahar; Benoit Journe; Emmanuel Kessous

    2003-01-01

    Le commerce en ligne de produits informatiques apparaît comme une activité en cours de structuration dans laquelle il est difficile de dégager des modèles d'affaires stables et d'en évaluer la performance. Les pratiques des sites de commerce électronique sont variées et plusieurs logiques d'agencement des supply chain existent: certaines font de l'industrialisation des process le principal moteur de la performance et standardisent au maximum les mécanismes de coordination à l'intérieur de la ...

  4. Les implications du dilemme exploitation/exploration sur le contrôle de gestion: le cas d'une entreprise de produits de grande consommation

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    Soulerot, Marion; Farjaudon, Anne-Laure

    2007-01-01

    International audience Dans cet article nous proposons un modèle de forme d'organisation ambidextre issu de la littérature. La confrontation de ce modèle au cas d'une entreprise de produits de grande consommation permet de valider la pertinence du modèle. Toutefois nous proposons de d'inscrire le rôle du contrôleur de gestion au cœur de la problématique d'ambidextérité pour qu'il en soit le « chef d'orchestre ».

  5. LES IMPLICATIONS DU DILEMME EXPLOITATION/EXPLORATION SUR LE CONTROLE DE GESTION : LE CAS D'UNE ENTREPRISE DE PRODUITS DE GRANDE CONSOMMATION

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    Farjaudon, Anne-Laure; Soulerot, Marion

    2007-01-01

    International audience Dans cet article nous proposons un modèle de forme d'organisation ambidextre issu de la littérature. La confrontation de ce modèle au cas d'une entreprise de produits de grande consommation permet de valider la pertinence du modèle. Toutefois nous proposons d'inscrire le rôle du contrôleur de gestion au coeur de la problématique d'ambidextérité pour qu'il en soit le « chef d'orchestre ».

  6. Quelle place tient l'expérience des autres dans la formation d'un professionnel ? Apport et limite du récit professionnel

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    Beaujouan, Joffrey; Coutarel, Fabien; Daniellou, François

    2013-01-01

    Cet article s'intéresse à la construction de l'expérience d'un individu sous l'angle de la mise en évidence de la place que tient l'expérience des autres dans la formation d'un professionnel : comment et en quoi le récit professionnel d'autrui permettrait de produire sur ses destinataires des effets d'apprentissage et de développement. Le récit, circonscrit dans nos propos par sept principes constitutifs fondamentaux, est une façon de configurer et transmettre l'expérience immédiate des humai...

  7. La contribution créative : le nécessaire, le comment et ce qu'il faut faire d'autre

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    Aigrain, Philippe

    2010-01-01

    Cet article tente un bilan provisoire des débats sur la contribution créative et d’autres propositions similaires. Il vise à clarifier les enjeux et les propositions, au moment où va débuter un débat plus large dans la perspective des futures assises Création, Public, Internet. L’article traite de trois aspects : les éléments qui me paraissent nécessaires à tout traitement acceptable des échanges hors marché sur internet et du financement de la création ; les différents choix possibles dans c...

  8. « Ecoute, lecteur... » : la représentation de la lecture dans L’Autre monde de Cyrano de Bergerac

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    Claudine Nédélec

    2007-11-01

    Full Text Available L'Autre monde, ou les Etats et Empires de la lune de Cyrano de Bergerac s'ouvre sur une conversation : les amis du narrateur s'amusent à proposer des définitions burlesques de la lune ; tout à coup, celui-ci s'écrie :Et moy, [...] je croys sans m'amuser aux imaginations pointuës dont vous chatouillez le temps pour le faire marcher plus viste, que la Lune est un monde comme celuy-ci à qui le nostre sert de Lune.On se moque de lui ; mais il ne renonce pas à son hypothèse :Cette pensée dont la h...

  9. Intéractions et autres processus physico-chimiques entre le chlore et les matrices cimentaires : rapport de recherche post-doctoral

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    BARBERON, Fabien; LABORATOIRE CENTRAL DES PONTS ET CHAUSSEES - LCPC

    2004-01-01

    La durabilité des ouvrages a toujours été un souci majeur du génie civil. En particulier, les ouvrages situés dans des zones climatiques agressives (côtes maritimes, montage etc.) subissent des agressions permanentes ou périodiques. Parmi les différents types d'agressions, la dégradation par le chlore, qui nous intéresse ici, suit un autre processus particulier. L'ion chlorure, présent naturellement dans l'eau ou les sols, pénètre dans le matériau par l'intermédiaire des pores. Au court du te...

  10. Gender and the utilisation of health services in the Ashanti Region, Ghana.

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    Buor, D.

    2004-01-01

    The survey seeks to structure a model for gender-based health services utilisation for the Ashanti Region of Ghana, and in addition, recommend intervention measures to ensure gender equity in the utilisation of health services. A sample size of 650 covered over 3108 houses, and the main research instruments were the questionnaire and formal interview. A multiple regression model is used for the analysis of the relationship between the complex independent variables and utilisation by gender. R...

  11. Gas Well Testing Analysis Using Finite-Difference Models and Optimization Techniques Analyse d'essais de puits de gaz par des modèles utilisant la méthode des différences finies et par des techniques d'optimisation

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    Darderes E. A.

    2006-11-01

    paramètres à partir d'essais de puits de gaz. Une des plus performantes est l'analyse du régime pseudo-permanent pour lequel on trouve, sur un graphique semi-logarithmique, une relation linéaire entre la pseudo-pression d'un gaz réel et le temps. Une autre méthode est l'ajustement à des courbes types. Les deux méthodes présentent l'inconvénient de ne pouvoir être rigoureusement appliquées qu'à des cas spécifiques. Cet article expose une méthode générale permettant d'analyser les données des essais de puits par ajustement automatisé des courbes types. Elle est basée sur le meilleur accord d'un modèle numérique avec les données obtenues dans les essais de puits de gaz grâce à des techniques d'optimisation. Le modèle numérique fournit la solution d'une équation différentielle à dérivées partielles du 2e ordre et fortement non linéaire qui régit le flux radial des gaz réels vers un puits de production. L'équation différentielle est résolue par la méthode des différences finies en tenant compte des variations des propriétés des gaz avec la pression. Pour simuler n'importe quel type d'essais de puits de gaz, on impose des conditions initiales et aux limites appropriées. On minimise les différences résiduelles entre les pressions réelles mesurées pendant l'essai et les pressions calculées par la méthode des moindres carrés. On utilise deux techniques d'optimisation pour obtenir la meilleure estimation des paramètres qui minimisent la somme des carrés des résidus : la méthode monovariante de Fibonacci [1] et la méthode polyvariante de Marquardt [1, 2]. On applique ce mode opératoire à des essais de puits menés à un débit constant et à deux débits constants. Les résultats numériques concordent très bien avec les données des essais de puits.

  12. Technologies for the utilisation of biogenic waste in the bioeconomy.

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    O'Callaghan, Kenneth

    2016-05-01

    A brief review has been done of technologies involved in the exploitation of biogenic wastes, in order to provide an introduction to the subject from the technological perspective. Biogenic waste materials and biomass have historically been utilised for thousands of years, but a new conversation is emerging on the role of these materials in modern bioeconomies. Due to the nature of the products and commodities now required, a modern bioeconomy is not simply a rerun of former ones. This new dialogue needs to help us understand how technologies for managing and processing biogenic wastes--both established and novel--should be deployed and integrated (or not) to meet the requirements of the sustainability, closed-loop and resource-security agendas that evidently sit behind the bioeconomy aspirations now being voiced in many countries and regions of the world. PMID:26769498

  13. Ethanol production by recombinant and natural xylose-utilising yeasts

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    Eliasson, Anna

    2000-07-01

    The xylose-fermenting capacity of recombinant Saccharomyces cerevisiae carrying XYL1 and XYL2 from Pichia stipitis, which encode xylose reductase (XR) and xylitol dehydrogenase (XDH), respectively, is poor due to high xylitol formation. Whereas, P. stipitis exhibits high ethanol yield on xylose, the tolerance towards inhibitors in the lignocellulosic hydrolysate is low. A recombinant strain possessing the advantageous characteristics of both S. cerevisiae and P. stipitis would constitute a biocatalyst capable of efficient ethanol production from lignocellulosic hydrolysate. In the work presented in this thesis, factors influencing xylose fermentation in recombinant S. cerevisiae and in the natural xylose-fermenting yeast P. stipitis have been identified and investigated. Anaerobic xylulose fermentation was compared in strains of Zygosaccharomyces and S. cerevisiae, mutants and wild-type strains to identify host strain background and genetic modifications beneficial for xylose fermentation. The greatest positive effect was found for over-expression of the gene XKS1 for the pentose phosphate pathway (PPP) enzyme xylulokinase (XK), which increased the ethanol yield by almost 85%. The Zygosaccharomyces strains tested formed large amounts of polyols, making them unsuitable as host strains. The XR/XDH/XK ratio was found to determine whether carbon accumulated in a xylitol pool or was further utilised for ethanol production in recombinant xylose-utilising S. cerevisiae. Simulations, based on a kinetic model, and anaerobic xylose cultivation experiments implied that a 1:{>=}10:{>=}4 relation was optimal in minimising xylitol formation. Ethanol formation increased with decreasing XR/XDH ratio, whereas xylitol formation decreased and XK overexpression was necessary for adequate ethanol formation. Based on the knowledge of optimal enzyme ratios, a stable, xylose-utilising strain, S. cerevisiae TMB 3001, was constructed by chromosomal integration of the XYL1 and XYL2 genes

  14. Six Key Topics for Automated Assessment Utilisation and Acceptance

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    Torsten REINERS

    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available Automated assessment technologies have been used in education for decades (e.g., computerised multiple choice tests. In contrast, Automated Essay Grading (AEG technologies: have existed for decades; are `good in theory' (e.g., as accurate as humans, temporally and financially efficient, and can enhance formative feedback, and yet; are ostensibly used comparatively infrequently in Australian universities. To empirically examine these experiential observations we conducted a national survey to explore the use of automated assessment in Australian universities and examine why adoption of AEG is limited. Quantitative and qualitative data were collected in an online survey from a sample of 265 staff and students from 5 Australian universities. The type of assessment used by the greatest proportion of respondents was essays/reports (82.6%, however very few respondents had used AEG (3.8%. Recommendations are made regarding methods to promote technology utilisation, including the use of innovative dissemination channels such as 3D Virtual Worlds.

  15. A safety system for a laser-beam utilising facility

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    A safety system for a laser-beam utilising facility incorporates a safety enclosure and an infra-red monitoring system for detecting the development of hot spots at internal surfaces of the enclosure walls and ceiling which may occur as a result of stray laser radiation impinging on such surfaces. The development of a hot spot leads to shutting off the laser source or interruption of the beams by means of a shutter. The facility may be a welding or cutting apparatus and may be used with nuclear fuel elements. The monitoring system may be a scanning system. Two such scanning systems may be provided, scanning at different speeds, to detect respectively hot spots and the presence of a human body within the safety enclosure. (author)

  16. Thorium and plutonium utilisation in pebble-bed modular reactor

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    Thorium and plutonium utilisation in a high temperature gas-cooled pebble-bed reactor is investigated with the aim to predict the economic value of vast thorium reserves in Turkey. A pebble-bed reactor of the type designed by PBMR Pty. of South Africa is taken as the investigated system. The equilibrium core of a PBMR is considered and neutronics analyses of such a core are performed through the use of the SCALE-4.4 computer code system KENOV.a module. Various cross-section libraries are used to calculate the criticality of the core. Burn-up calculations of the core are performed by coupling the KENOV.a module with the ORIGEN-S module. Calculations are carried out for various U-Th, U-Pu-Th and U-Pu combinations. The results are preliminary in nature and the work is currently proceeding as planned. (author)

  17. Solar energy utilisation and energy conservation in buildings

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    Full text: The paper involves testing and improving the performance of solar water heaters under all possible local solar and weather conditions. A new design of stratified energy storage tanks have been experimentally and theoretically studied by which an improvement of about 15% in system efficiency has been observed over well-mixed tanks. Solar space heating and cooling using absorption systems has also been investigated where both performance and economical return are assessed for local lebanese conditions. Several projects are ongoing related to solar energy utilisation including the use of heat pipes, experimental studies for new means for energy conversion. The paper presents the design and testing of solar water heaters; modeling and simulation of solar-powered air-conditioning absorption system performance in Beirut and energy conservation in Lebanese residential and office buildings and the code-of-practice

  18. Current and potential utilisation of biomass energy in Fiji

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    Energy from biomass accounts for an average of 43% of the primary energy used in developing countries, with some countries totally dependent on biomass for all their energy needs. The most common use for biomass for energy is the provision of heat for cooking and heating; other uses include steam and electricity generation and crop and food drying. Fiji, a developing country, uses energy from wood and coconut wastes for cooking and copra drying. Bagasse from sugar mills is used to generate process steam as well as some 15 MW of electricity, for mill consumption and for sale to the national grid. Other, relatively small scale uses for biomass include the generation of steam and electricity for industry. This paper attempts to quantify the amount of biomass, in its various forms, available in Fiji and assesses the current potential utilisation of biomass for energy in Fiji. (author)

  19. Effect of ethnic background on Danish hospital utilisation patterns

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    Krasnik, Allan; Nørredam, Marie Louise; Sorensen, Tine Moller;

    2002-01-01

    The aim of the study is to examine possible ethnic differences in the utilisation patterns of hospitalised immigrants versus patients born in Denmark. Data were obtained from the Register of Prevention at Statistics Denmark. This register includes both clinical and socio-demographic data. All...... patients discharged as inpatients during 1997 at Bispebjerg Hospital (a major hospital in Copenhagen) were identified through the Register of Prevention and linked to data concerning diagnosis, place of birth, age and gender. To compare immigrants with patients born in Denmark, a study group and a...... reference group were formed. The final study group consisted of all patients characterised by 22 major diagnostic categories and born outside the five Nordic countries (altogether 858 persons accounting for 976 inpatient contacts). The reference group consisted of 2004 patients accounting for 2432 inpatient...

  20. Diffusion et utilisation des TIC en France et en Europe

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    Berret, Pierre; Chantepie, Philippe

    2015-01-01

    L’exploitation par le DEPS des enquêtes communautaires sur l’utilisation des TIC par les ménages et les particuliers, coordonnées, harmonisées et publiées par Eurostat, permet de dresser un portrait comparatif et en tendances de l’équipement en TIC, des modes d’accès à l’internet des ménages dans l’UE- 27 selon leurs caractéristiques socio-démographiques. Elle met en lumière l’intensification des usages numériques des particuliers, élucide les facteurs de développement des TIC que sont les us...

  1. Utilisation of payment instruments at a retail chain in Gauteng

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    Adriaan M. Bester

    2015-02-01

    Full Text Available Purpose: The purpose of this research was to determine the influence of race and income on the preferred payment instrument at pay points in a retail store in Pretoria Gauteng.Problem investigated: The method of payment, as well as the way these payment methods have been utilised, has evolved throughout history. Cash has stayed at the top of the payment instrument deck as a payment choice for the past 10 decades. With the expansion of technology payment instruments evolved to facilitate exchange between merchant and consumer. The preferred method of payment at a retail store in Gauteng, indicating whether consumers prefer cash payments or the use of cards was investigated. Further to this the difference in payment method between the different races and income groups was identified.Methodology: A quantitative survey research method was used. The statistical analysis entailed correlations using the Cramer’s V to test the dependency between two variables and the degree of dependency of variables, after which the Chi-Square test was also applied.Value of the research: The indication of consumer preference of payment method will have implications on which possibilities are available at the point of sale. Cash is no longer the only possible payment instrument; cards, debit and credit, are as easily used by consumers. Both banks and merchants will find this information important, since they need to make provision for different payment options. The results further distinguished consumer behaviour amongst different race groups and income groups.Conclusion: The research confirmed the previous findings in other countries that consumers have preconceived ideas on which payment instrument they would utilise at point of sale(POS.

  2. Utilising shade to optimize UV exposure for vitamin D

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    D. J. Turnbull

    2008-06-01

    Full Text Available Numerous studies have stated that humans need to utilise full sun radiation, at certain times of the day, to assist the body in synthesising the required levels of vitamin D3. The time needed to be spent in the full sun depends on a number of factors, for example, age, skin type, latitude, solar zenith angle. Current Australian guidelines suggest exposure to approximately 1/6 to 1/3 of a minimum erythemal dose (MED, depending on age, would be appropriate to provide adequate vitamin D3 levels. The aim of the study was to determine the exposure times to diffuse solar UV to receive exposures of 1/6 and 1/3 MED for a changing solar zenith angle in order to assess the possible role that diffuse UV (scattered radiation may play in vitamin D3 effective UV exposures (UVD3. Diffuse and global erythemal UV measurements were conducted at five minute intervals over a twelve month period for a solar zenith angle range of 4° to 80° at a latitude of 27.6° S. For a diffuse UV exposure of 1/3 MED, solar zenith angles smaller than approximately 50° can be utilised for exposure times of less than 10 min. Spectral measurements showed that, for a solar zenith angle of 40°, the UVA (315–400 nm in the diffuse component of the solar UV is reduced by approximately 62% compared to the UVA in the global UV, whereas UVD3 wavelengths are only reduced by approximately 43%. At certain latitudes, diffuse UV under shade may play an important role in providing the human body with adequate levels of UVD3 (290–315 nm radiation without experiencing the high levels of UVA observed in full sun.

  3. Utilising shade to optimize UV exposure for vitamin D

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    Turnbull, D. J.; Parisi, A. V.

    2008-06-01

    Numerous studies have stated that humans need to utilise full sun radiation, at certain times of the day, to assist the body in synthesising the required levels of vitamin D3. The time needed to be spent in the full sun depends on a number of factors, for example, age, skin type, latitude, solar zenith angle. Current Australian guidelines suggest exposure to approximately 1/6 to 1/3 of a minimum erythemal dose (MED), depending on age, would be appropriate to provide adequate vitamin D3 levels. The aim of the study was to determine the exposure times to diffuse solar UV to receive exposures of 1/6 and 1/3 MED for a changing solar zenith angle in order to assess the possible role that diffuse UV (scattered radiation) may play in vitamin D3 effective UV exposures (UVD3). Diffuse and global erythemal UV measurements were conducted at five minute intervals over a twelve month period for a solar zenith angle range of 4° to 80° at a latitude of 27.6° S. For a diffuse UV exposure of 1/3 MED, solar zenith angles smaller than approximately 50° can be utilised for exposure times of less than 10 min. Spectral measurements showed that, for a solar zenith angle of 40°, the UVA (315-400 nm) in the diffuse component of the solar UV is reduced by approximately 62% compared to the UVA in the global UV, whereas UVD3 wavelengths are only reduced by approximately 43%. At certain latitudes, diffuse UV under shade may play an important role in providing the human body with adequate levels of UVD3 (290-315 nm) radiation without experiencing the high levels of UVA observed in full sun.

  4. Utilising shade to optimize UV exposure for vitamin D

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    D. J. Turnbull

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Numerous studies have stated that humans need to utilise full sun radiation, at certain times of the day, to assist the body in synthesising the required levels of vitamin D3. The time needed to be spent in the full sun depends on a number of factors, for example, age, skin type, latitude, solar zenith angle. Current Australian guidelines suggest exposure to approximately 1/6 to 1/3 of a minimum erythemal dose (MED, depending on age, would be appropriate to provide adequate vitamin D3 levels. The aim of the study was to determine the exposure times to diffuse solar UV to receive exposures of 1/6 and 1/3 MED for a changing solar zenith angle in order to assess the possible role that diffuse UV (scattered radiation may play in vitamin D3 effective UV exposures (UVD3. Diffuse and global erythemal UV measurements were conducted at five minute intervals over a twelve month period for a solar zenith angle range of 4° to 80° at a latitude of 27.6° S. For diffuse UV exposures of 1/6 and 1/3 MED, solar zenith angles smaller than 60° and 50° respectively can be utilised for exposure times of less than 10 min. Spectral measurements showed that, for a solar zenith angle of 40°, the UVA (315–400 nm in the diffuse component of the solar UV is reduced by approximately 62% compared to the UVA in the global UV, whereas UVD3 wavelengths are only reduced by approximately 43%. At certain latitudes, diffuse UV under shade may play an important role in providing the human body with adequate levels of UVD3 (290–330 nm radiation without experiencing the high levels of damaging UVA observed in full sun.

  5. Processus de Fusion-Fission et Spectroscopie Gamma des Produits Binaires dans les Collisions entre Ions Lourds L'egers (40 < ANC < 60)

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    Nouicer, Rachid

    1997-01-01

    Le travail de cette thése a montré d'une part le rôle significatif du mécanisme de \\underline{Fusion-Fission Asymétrique} dans les collisions entre ions lourds légers (A$_{\\rm NC} \\le$60) et, d'autre part, le \\underline{Désalignement des Spins} dans un systéme {\\it oblate-oblate} mettant en évidence pour \\underline{la premiére fois le {\\it mode papillon} lors de la réaction dans les résonances quasi-moléculaires}. Ces deux aspects, l'un macroscopique l'autre beaucoup plus lié á des effets mic...

  6. Biofuels and climate neutrality - system analysis of production and utilisation

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    The objectives of this study were to investigate to what extent biofuels can be said to be climate neutral. An assessment of greenhouse gas emissions from the production and utilisation chains of a number of solid biofuels were made based on data available in the literature. The data has been used for making radiative forcing calculations. The study also includes a comparison between imported and domestic solid biofuels. We conclude that none of the investigated biofuel chains are 'climate neutral', since all of them result in net emissions of greenhouse gases. However, all of the chains result in lower emissions than corresponding emissions from the use of fossil fuels. The emission estimates for the fuel chains varies depending on fuels and on how system boundaries have been set in the different studies. The following factors can contribute significantly to the total emissions of greenhouse gases of the production and utilisation chain of a biofuel: impact of production system on soil carbon storage, land use methods (especially use of drained peatlands), the use of fertilisers (both direct and indirect), combustion technology, refining of the fuel (i.e. pelletisation) and storage (especially of comminuted fuels). Other sources that also contribute to the emissions during a production and utilisation chain are; harvesting machines, transportation and waste handling. The climate impacts of the greenhouse gas emissions from one of the biofuels, i.e. forest residues, were compared to the impacts of fossil fuels by the concept of radiative forcing. In the radiative forcing calculations the CO2 emissions from combustion of biofuels and the CO2 emissions that would have occurred if the residues had been left in the forest to decompose were included, and their different dynamics taken into consideration. The decomposition results in CO2 emissions during a long time period and in an amount equalling those that are emitted during combustion. Only a minor part is due to

  7. Gender and the utilisation of health services in the Ashanti Region, Ghana.

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    Buor, D.

    2004-01-01

    The survey seeks to structure a model for gender-based health services utilisation for the Ashanti Region of Ghana, and in addition, recommend intervention measures to ensure gender equity in the utilisation of health services. A sample size of 650 covered over 3108 houses, and the main research ins

  8. Drug utilisation by children and adolescents with mental retardation : a population study

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    Tobi, H; Scheers, T; Netjes, KA; Mulder, EJ; de Bildt, A; Minderaa, RB

    2005-01-01

    Objective: Little is known about the utilisation of drugs by mentally retarded children; population studies are even more sparse. In this study the chronic drug utilisation in children aged 4-18 years with mental retardation in a large population in the Netherlands was investigated. Methods: Through

  9. Drug utilisation by children and adolescents with mental retardation: a population study

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    Tobi, H; Scheers, T.; Netjes, K.A.; Mulder, E.J.; De Bildt, A.; Minderaa, R.B

    2005-01-01

    Objective: Little is known about the utilisation of drugs by mentally retarded children; population studies are even more sparse. In this study the chronic drug utilisation in children aged 4-18 years with mental retardation in a large population in the Netherlands was investigated. Methods: Through

  10. Issues and challenges of the development of petroleum products distribution sector in Algeria; Les enjeux et les defis du developpement du secteur de la distribution des produits petroliers en Algerie

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    Akretche, Said

    2010-09-15

    The petroleum products distribution sector in Algeria is experiencing profound changes. The economic growth has brought an increase and a diversification of petroleum products consumption. Reforms on the opening of the sector to competition and regulations have allowed progress, especially in the promotion of clean products. Naftal invested in a transformation and modernization process to adapt to the new context and align itself with the worldwide best practices. This plan expects important investments for the promotion of clean products and the development of a ducting transport network to limit the environmental damage. [French] Le secteur de la distribution des produits petroliers en Algerie connait des mutations profondes. La croissance economique a induit une augmentation et une diversification de la consommation des produits petroliers. Les reformes portant ouverture du secteur a la concurrence et regulation ont permis des avancees notamment dans la promotion des produits propres. Naftal a engage un processus de transformation et modernisation pour s'adapter au nouveau contexte et s'aligner sur les meilleures pratiques mondiales. Ce plan prevoit d'importants investissements pour la promotion des produits propres et la realisation d'un reseau de transport par canalisation pour limiter les atteintes environnementales.

  11. Appropriation des Tic et performance des entreprises

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    Lethiais, Virginie; Smati, Wided

    2009-01-01

    L'utilisation des TIC (Technologies de l'information et de la Communication) se développe dans les entreprises pour assurer des tâches de plus en plus nombreuses : la communication, la recherche d'informations, la commercialisation des produits et services, le travail en groupe, la gestion de l'entreprise, la prospection, etc. Les équipements en TIC ainsi que l'usage qui en est fait diffèrent d'une entreprise à une autre selon de nombreux critères. L'objet de ce quatre pages est de déterminer...

  12. Étude phénoménologique et modélisation d'un réacteur catalytique à membrane pour la valorisation d'eau tritiée

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    Mascarade, Jérémy

    2015-01-01

    Le tritium est un radioélément produit par fission ternaire ou activation neutronique au sein des réacteurs de fission et utilisé comme combustible dans les machines de fusion (comme, en autres, le JET en Angleterre ou le futur ITER à Cadarache). Des études sont actuellement en cours sur la gestion de cette ressource que ce soit en vue de son utilisation ou de son élimination d’effluents gazeux, liquides ou de déchets. Cette thèse se propose d’étudier la revalorisation du tritium en tant que ...

  13. Contribution à l'histoire d'un lieu commun : l'attribution à Chateaubriand de la phrase " les forêts précèdent les peuples, les déserts les suivent " : Un exemple d'utilisation du logiciel Google Books Ngram Viewer

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    Le Bot, Jean-Michel

    2011-01-01

    " Les forêts précèdent les peuples, les déserts les suivent ". Cette phrase fait aujourd'hui partie, avec quelques autres, des lieux communs de la doxa écologiste, ce que confirme une recherche utilisant Google Books Ngram Viewer. Elle est le plus souvent présentée comme une citation de François-René de Chateaubriand. Or, non seulement il nous a été impossible de la localiser dans l'œuvre de cet écrivain, mais de plus, dans la langue de Chateaubriand, " forêt " et " désert " fonctionnent très...

  14. Il faut et on peut construire des systèmes de commerce électronique à interface en langue naturelle restreints (et multilingues) en utilisant des méthodes orientées vers les sous-langages et le contenu

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    Daoud, Daoud

    2006-01-01

    Aucun système de commerce électronique opérationnel n'est capable de traiter en ligne des requêtes d'utilisateurs exprimées en langue naturelle spontanée. Certains systèmes évitent le problème difficile du développement et du support d'une interface en langue naturelle en simplifiant le type d'interaction de l'utilisateur, par l'utilisation de formulaires à remplir ou d'un langage naturel contrôlé. D'autres systèmes ont cherché mais échoué à offrir une interface en langue naturelle spontanée,...

  15. Connaissance des produits agricoles

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    Husset Marie-Jeanne

    2008-03-01

    Full Text Available For consumers, it’s clear now that quality is a package that includes both the quality of health, nutritional quality and taste. But what it’s clear too too, that the consumers have a very few knowledge of food. Informations through labelling for fresh products like processed products still need to be completed.

  16. Convention internationale sur l’utilisation pacifique du cyberespace

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    Edward M. Roche

    2015-02-01

    Full Text Available Les armes cybernétiques sont à présent une extension du pouvoir de l’Etat. Dans l’espoir de gagner un avantage stratégique, un certain nombre de pays, dont les Etats-Unis, la Russie et la Chine sont en train de développer des cyber-capacités offensives afin de perturber les institutions politiques, économiques, et sociales de nations concurrentes. Ces activités ont conduit à une course aux armes cybernétiques qui se développe de manière incontrôlable. L’imminence de cette menace globale incite la communauté internationale à la pro-activité. L’objectif de cet article est de proposer une convention internationale afin de mettre un terme au développement, à la prolifération, et à l’utilisation d’armes cybernétiques avant qu’elles ne causent un Armageddon électronique. Nous commencerons d’abord par l’examen de trois efforts successifs de contrôle des armements, puis en utiliserons les leçons retenues pour rédiger une convention pouvant servir de point de départ à des négociations multilatérales.

  17. Research utilisation in sonographic practice: Attitudes and barriers

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    Elliott, Vicki [Radiography, Faculty of Health and Social Care, Anglia Ruskin University, East Road, Cambridge, CB1 9PT Cambridgeshire (United Kingdom)], E-mail: vicki.elliott@anglia.ac.uk; Wilson, Stephanie E. [University of London External System, University of London, Stewart House, 32, Russell Square, London WC1B 5DN (United Kingdom); Svensson, Jon [Radiography, Faculty of Health and Social Care, Anglia Ruskin University, East Road, Cambridge, CB1 9PT Cambridgeshire (United Kingdom); Brennan, Patrick [UCD School of Medicine and Medical Sciences, Health Science Building, Belfield, Dublin 4 (Ireland)

    2009-08-15

    Statutory agents have stipulated that research activity is a fundamental component of the healthcare professional's activity. Whilst the College of Radiographers have emphasised the importance of imaging personnel embracing this research ethos, there is little available data on the level of research activity within sonographic practice or on the factors that influence a sonographer's involvement in research activities. This work attempts to address these deficiencies. A questionnaire was sent to 300 UK-based sonographers of whom 218 responded (72%). The questionnaire was specifically designed to establish the level of involvement in research, the utilisation of research findings, attitudes towards research and perceived barriers to active research involvement. Responses were analysed investigating any correlations with the population demographics. The data collected showed the majority of sonographers (89%) were enthusiastic about research but with only 33% and 60% currently or previously performing research, respectively, and 73% using research findings to modify their clinical practice. Certain barriers to an active research involvement were shown, with 63%, 55% and 40% citing lack of time, education and collegial support, respectively. A range of statistical findings were linked to particular sonographer groups. The importance of good organisational structures and effective support from fellow health professionals was highlighted. The results confirm sonographers' appreciation of the benefits of research and it is suggested that if this enthusiasm is translated into effective research strategies, research output from ultrasound and other clinical departments should be enhanced.

  18. Research utilisation in sonographic practice: Attitudes and barriers

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    Statutory agents have stipulated that research activity is a fundamental component of the healthcare professional's activity. Whilst the College of Radiographers have emphasised the importance of imaging personnel embracing this research ethos, there is little available data on the level of research activity within sonographic practice or on the factors that influence a sonographer's involvement in research activities. This work attempts to address these deficiencies. A questionnaire was sent to 300 UK-based sonographers of whom 218 responded (72%). The questionnaire was specifically designed to establish the level of involvement in research, the utilisation of research findings, attitudes towards research and perceived barriers to active research involvement. Responses were analysed investigating any correlations with the population demographics. The data collected showed the majority of sonographers (89%) were enthusiastic about research but with only 33% and 60% currently or previously performing research, respectively, and 73% using research findings to modify their clinical practice. Certain barriers to an active research involvement were shown, with 63%, 55% and 40% citing lack of time, education and collegial support, respectively. A range of statistical findings were linked to particular sonographer groups. The importance of good organisational structures and effective support from fellow health professionals was highlighted. The results confirm sonographers' appreciation of the benefits of research and it is suggested that if this enthusiasm is translated into effective research strategies, research output from ultrasound and other clinical departments should be enhanced.

  19. Briquetting of EAF Dust for its Utilisation in Metallurgical Processes

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    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available Dust generated at an electric arc furnace during steel production industry is still not a solved problem. Electric arc furnace dust (EAF is a hazardous solid waste. Sintering of well-prepared briquetted mixtures in a shaft furnace is one of possible methods of EAFD utilisation. Simultaneously some metal oxides from exhaust gases can be separated. In this way, various metals are obtained, particularly zinc is recovered. As a result, zinc-free briquettes are received with high iron content which can be used in the steelmaking process. The purpose of the research was selecting the appropriate chemical composition of briquettes of the required strength and coke content necessary for the reduction of zinc oxide in a shaft furnace. Based on the results of the research the composition of the briquettes was selected. The best binder hydrated lime and sugar molasses and the range of proper moisture of mixture to receive briquettes of high mechanical strength were also chosen and tested. Additionally, in order to determine the thermal stability for the selected mixtures for briquetting thermal analysis was performed. A technological line of briquetting was developed to apply in a steelworks.

  20. Overall concepts for utilisation of slow pyrolysis products - Hidaspyro II

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    Fagernaes, L.; Kuoppala, E.; Ranta, J. (VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Espoo (Finland)), e-mail: leena.fagernas@vtt.fi; Setaelae, H.; Hagner, M. (University of Helsinki, Lahti (Finland), Dept. of Ecological and Environmental Sciences), e-mail: heikki.setala@helsinki.fi; Tiilikkala, K.; Palojaervi, A.; Lindqvist, B. (MTT Agrifood Research Finland, Jokioinen (Finland)), e-mail: kari.tiilikkala@mtt.fi

    2011-11-15

    The project aims at developing new distributed biorefineries and comprehensive concepts based on slow pyrolysis for SMEs. The research carried out in the project 'Hidaspyro' will be continued in the new project. The goal is an optimised slow pyrolysis process for new applications of the products. The objective is to determine the effects of biochar and distillates on growth of plants, soil improvement, carbon sequestration and emissions of cultivation, to define the quality criteria of biochar, to determine the potential of distillates in odour prevention and to assess the environmental impacts of the products. Optimal process parameters to produce distillates and biochar of high quality will be determined by well-controlled laboratory-scale slow pyrolysis testing facility to be constructed. The main feedstock material will be birchwood, but comparisons with other biomass feedstocks will also be carried out. The efficacy tests will show the effect of biochars and distillates on growth of plants, use of water and nutrients, and biological activity of soil. Demonstrations of soil improvement and odour prevention will be done in co-operation with the partner enterprises. The environmental effects of different biochars will be compared by following the changes in the activity of microbes and the composition of nematode community. The amount and quality of distillate and biochar safe to the environment will be defined. All the results will be utilised in the techno-economic assessment of different concepts. (orig.)

  1. Possibilities for the efficient utilisation of spent geothermal waters.

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    Tomaszewska, Barbara; Szczepański, Andrzej

    2014-10-01

    Waters located at greater depths usually exhibit high mineral content, which necessitates the use of closed systems, i.e. re-injecting them into the formation after recovering the heat. This significantly reduces investment efficiency owing to the need to drill absorption wells and to perform anti-corrosion and anti-clogging procedures. In this paper, possibilities for the efficient utilisation of cooled geothermal waters are considered, particularly with respect to open or mixed geothermal water installations. Where cooled water desalination technologies are used, this allows the water to be demineralised and used to meet local needs (as drinking water and for leisure purposes). The retentate left as a by-product of the process contains valuable ingredients that can be used for balneological and/or leisure purposes. Thus, the technology for desalinating spent geothermal waters with high mineral content allows improved water management on a local scale and makes it possible to minimise the environmental threat resulting from the need to dump these waters into waterways or surface water bodies and/or inject them into the formation. The paper is concerned with Polish geothermal system and provides information about the parameters of Polish geothermal waters. PMID:24903247

  2. Transgressions d’immigrés pour l’accès à d’autres « places » dans la société

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    Zaïha Zeroulou

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available Prendre la décision d’émigrer est un acte de transgression qui implique des processus de rupture, de remise en cause des normes traditionnelles. L’émigration déclenche une dynamique de transgressions plurielles qui met en jeu les capacités à agir des immigrés pour s’émanciper du groupe d’origine et réaliser le rêve «d’une vie autre» ailleurs. S’appropriant l’héritage parental des «compétences d’émigration», les enfants s’inscrivent dans la continuité en refusant la «condition immigrée». Fortement diplômés, ils occupent des «places» socialement valorisées. Immigrant transgression allowing access to other « roles » in society Abstract: Deciding to emigrate is an act of transgression that involves breaking away and challenging traditional norms. Emigrating triggers a multiple transgressions dynamic that jeopardizes the immigrants' ability to cut off ties with their group of origin and to realize the dream of “another life” elsewhere. Children appropriate the parental legacy of “emigration skills” which they are perpetuating by refusing the “immigrant condition”. Highly qualified, they occupy socially valued “roles”.

  3. Comparison of growth factor signalling pathway utilisation in cultured normal melanocytes and melanoma cell lines

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    The phosphatidylinositol-3-kinase (PI3K-PKB), mitogen activated protein kinase (MEK-ERK) and the mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR- p70S6K), are thought to regulate many aspects of tumour cell proliferation and survival. We have examined the utilisation of these three signalling pathways in a number of cell lines derived from patients with metastatic malignant melanoma of known PIK3CA, PTEN, NRAS and BRAF mutational status. Western blotting was used to compare the phosphorylation status of components of the PI3K-PKB, MEK-ERK and mTOR-p70S6K signalling pathways, as indices of pathway utilisation. Normal melanocytes could not be distinguished from melanoma cells on the basis of pathway utilisation when grown in the presence of serum, but could be distinguished upon serum starvation, where signalling protein phosphorylation was generally abrogated. Surprisingly, the differential utilisation of individual pathways was not consistently associated with the presence of an oncogenic or tumour suppressor mutation of genes in these pathways. Utilisation of the PI3K-PKB, MEK-ERK and mTOR-p70S6K signalling pathways in melanoma, as determined by phosphorylation of signalling components, varies widely across a series of cell lines, and does not directly reflect mutation of genes coding these components. The main difference between cultured normal melanocytes and melanoma cells is not the pathway utilisation itself, but rather in the serum dependence of pathway utilisation

  4. Factors affecting Japanese retirees' healthcare service utilisation in Malaysia: a qualitative study

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    Kohno, Ayako; Nik Farid, Nik Daliana; Musa, Ghazali; Abdul Aziz, Norlaili; Nakayama, Takeo; Dahlui, Maznah

    2016-01-01

    Objective While living overseas in another culture, retirees need to adapt to a new environment but often this causes difficulties, particularly among those elderly who require healthcare services. This study examines factors affecting healthcare service utilisation among Japanese retirees in Malaysia. Design We conducted 6 focus group discussions with Japanese retirees and interviewed 8 relevant medical services providers in-depth. Guided by the Andersen Healthcare Utilisation Model, we managed and analysed the data, using QSR NVivo 10 software and the directed content analysis method. Setting We interviewed participants at Japan Clubs and their offices. Participants 30 Japanese retirees who live in Kuala Lumpur and Ipoh, and 8 medical services providers. Results We identified health beliefs, medical symptoms and health insurance as the 3 most important themes, respectively, representing the 3 dimensions within the Andersen Healthcare Utilisation Model. Additionally, language barriers, voluntary health repatriation to Japan and psychological support were unique themes that influence healthcare service utilisation among Japanese retirees. Conclusions The healthcare service utilisation among Japanese retirees in Malaysia could be partially explained by the Andersen Healthcare Utilisation Model, together with some factors that were unique findings to this study. Healthcare service utilisation among Japanese retirees in Malaysia could be improved by alleviating negative health beliefs through awareness programmes for Japanese retirees about the healthcare systems and cultural aspects of medical care in Malaysia. PMID:27006344

  5. Nitrogen utilisation of lowland cauliflower grown on coconut coir dust

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    Strong wind, high rainfall, the spread of diseases during rainy season and pests problems in open field agriculture have led to the current trend in growing vegetables under protected environment. The occurrence of soil borne disease, and limited suitable land for agriculture are some of the reasons to look for alternative media such as coconut coir dust. The basic properties of coconut coir dust as a soil less growing medium and the utilisation of nitrogen (n) fertiliser for the lowland cauliflower grown in them have not been thoroughly investigated and are therefore not well understood. This study has been conducted by the need to provide a basis for determining optimal levels/ concentration and forms of nitrogen supply, and by the need to minimize environmental consequences of lowland cauliflower production. It focuses on the effects of N supply in terms of different levels of N and ionic N forms in the nutrient solution, on the growth, development and N utilisation of cauliflower grown in coconut coir dust under greenhouse condition in the lowlands. Based on the plant growth parameters studied coconut coir dust was found to be more suitable than oil palm empty fruit bunch as a growing medium. From the growth and development study using coconut coir dust, it can be deduced that the N requirement by the plant is less at later growth stage regardless of low or high level of N in the nutrient solution. However, low level of N of 50 mg l-1 was found to be inadequate for plant growth and curd yield. The N concentration levels of 200 mg l-1 in the nutrient solution optimised both the vegetative and curd production. A somewhat lower level of N (170 mg l-1) produced curd weight not significantly different from N level of 200 mg l-1. The plant growth and curd yield was reduced by about 29.0 % at 400 mg N l-1. The N level of 400 mg l-1 in the nutrient solution may be in excess to that actually required by the plant, resulting in a high unused N nutrient accumulated as NO

  6. Time trends in statin utilisation and coronary mortality in Western European countries

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    Vancheri, Federico; Backlund, Lars; Strender, Lars-Erik; Godman, Brian; Wettermark, Björn

    2016-01-01

    Objectives To determine whether there is a relation between statin utilisation and coronary heart disease (CHD) mortality in populations with different levels of coronary risk, and whether the relation changes over time. Design Ecological study using national databases of dispensed medicines and mortality rates. Setting Western European countries with similar public health systems. Main outcome measures Population CHD mortality rates (rate/100 000) as a proxy for population coronary risk level, and statin utilisation expressed as Defined Daily Dose per one Thousand Inhabitants per Day (DDD/TID), in each country, for each year between 2000 and 2012. Spearman's correlation coefficients between CHD mortality and statin utilisation were calculated. Linear regression analysis was used to assess the relation between changes in CHD mortality and statin utilisation over the years. Results 12 countries were included in the study. There was a wide range of CHD mortality reduction between the years 2000 and 2012 (from 25.9% in Italy to 57.9% in Denmark) and statin utilisation increase (from 121% in Belgium to 1263% in Denmark). No statistically significant relations were found between CHD mortality rates and statin utilisation, nor between changes in CHD and changes in statin utilisation in the countries over the years 2000 and 2012. Conclusions Among the Western European countries studied, the large increase in statin utilisation between 2000 and 2012 was not associated with CHD mortality, nor with its rate of change over the years. Factors different from the individual coronary risk, such as population ageing, health authority programmes, guidelines, media attention and pharmaceutical industry marketing, may have influenced the large increase in statin utilisation. These need to be re-examined with a greater emphasis on prevention strategies. PMID:27029774

  7. Utilisation of intensive foraging zones by female Australian fur seals.

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    Full Text Available Within a heterogeneous environment, animals must efficiently locate and utilise foraging patches. One way animals can achieve this is by increasing residency times in areas where foraging success is highest (area-restricted search. For air-breathing diving predators, increased patch residency times can be achieved by altering both surface movements and diving patterns. The current study aimed to spatially identify the areas where female Australian fur seals allocated the most foraging effort, while simultaneously determining the behavioural changes that occur when they increase their foraging intensity. To achieve this, foraging behaviour was successfully recorded with a FastLoc GPS logger and dive behaviour recorder from 29 individual females provisioning pups. Females travelled an average of 118 ± 50 km from their colony during foraging trips that lasted 7.3 ± 3.4 days. Comparison of two methods for calculating foraging intensity (first-passage time and first-passage time modified to include diving behaviour determined that, due to extended surface intervals where individuals did not travel, inclusion of diving behaviour into foraging analyses was important for this species. Foraging intensity 'hot spots' were found to exist in a mosaic of patches within the Bass Basin, primarily to the south-west of the colony. However, the composition of benthic habitat being targeted remains unclear. When increasing their foraging intensity, individuals tended to perform dives around 148 s or greater, with descent/ascent rates of approximately 1.9 m•s-1 or greater and reduced postdive durations. This suggests individuals were maximising their time within the benthic foraging zone. Furthermore, individuals increased tortuosity and decreased travel speeds while at the surface to maximise their time within a foraging location. These results suggest Australian fur seals will modify both surface movements and diving behaviour to maximise their time within a

  8. Greenhouse gases (GHG), NOx and SOx reduction through biomass utilisation

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    Environmental issues such as air pollution have been given serious attention these days. Public seems to be more aware of the effects of air pollution after experiencing haze in 1997. Carbon dioxide (C02) is one of the green house gases (GHG) that traps the heat of the sun in the atmosphere and contributes to global warming. Excessive usage of fossil fuels can caused the increase in C02 emission level land this has forced the relevant authorities to find a much cleaner fuel such as biomass. A large-scale.demonstration plant under the EC-ASEAN Cogen Programme is a good reference on how biomass could reduce the GHG without interruption to its process. The company uses wood wastes as fuel for its cogeneration plant to replace diesel oil and fuel oil for power and heat. The cogeneration plant capacity is 1.5 MW of electricity and thermal heat. of 11 MW. The fuel is fed to the combustion chamber with an automatic controlled feeding system to generate 16 tonnes per hour of superheated steam at 22 bar. The steam is supplied to a backpressure turbine and part of the exhaust steam is supplied as process heat to a kiln drying plant and the rest to a condensing turbine. The GHG emission mitigation potential from this cogeneration plant is 15,632 tonnes Of C02 equivalent per year. Moreover, it is also expected to reduce the annual NOx and S0x emission level by 89.5 % and 98.3 %. Therefore, this paper will describe how biomass utilisation through cogeneration could reduce GHG, NOx and S0x emission level. (author)

  9. Structural insight into the Clostridium difficile ethanolamine utilisation microcompartment.

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    Full Text Available Bacterial microcompartments form a protective proteinaceous barrier around metabolic enzymes that process unstable or toxic chemical intermediates. The genome of the virulent, multidrug-resistant Clostridium difficile 630 strain contains an operon, eut, encoding a bacterial microcompartment with genes for the breakdown of ethanolamine and its utilisation as a source of reduced nitrogen and carbon. The C. difficile eut operon displays regulatory genetic elements and protein encoding regions in common with homologous loci found in the genomes of other bacteria, including the enteric pathogens Salmonella enterica and Enterococcus faecalis. The crystal structures of two microcompartment shell proteins, CD1908 and CD1918, and an uncharacterised protein with potential enzymatic activity, CD1925, were determined by X-ray crystallography. CD1908 and CD1918 display the same protein fold, though the order of secondary structure elements is permuted in CD1908 and this protein displays an N-terminal β-strand extension. These proteins form hexamers with molecules related by crystallographic and non-crystallographic symmetry. The structure of CD1925 has a cupin β-barrel fold and a putative active site that is distinct from the metal-ion dependent catalytic cupins. Thin-section transmission electron microscopy of Escherichia coli over-expressing eut proteins indicates that CD1918 is capable of self-association into arrays, suggesting an organisational role for CD1918 in the formation of this microcompartment. The work presented provides the basis for further study of the architecture and function of the C. difficile eut microcompartment, its role in metabolism and the wider consequences of intestinal colonisation and virulence in this pathogen.

  10. Pour une valorisation durable des produits forestiers non ligneux Cas des faciès à romarin de l’Oriental du Maroc

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    NAGGAR, Mustapha; IHARCHINE, Khalid

    2015-01-01

    Actuellement, il est généralement admis que les produits forestiers non ligneux (PFNL), particulièrement tel que le romarin, ont un rôle important à jouer dans la création d'activités génératrices de revenus au profit de la population locale et par conséquent dans la préservation et le développement des écosystèmes forestiers. Dans la partie orientale du Maroc, le romarin (Rosmarinus officinalis) une espèce de la famille des Labiées est très répandue, et s'étend sur plus de 450.000 ha. Cette ...

  11. La qualité : du consommateur final au producteur : La construction sociale de la qualité : des produits aux façons de produire

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    Sylvander, Bertil

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    Pour aborder la question difficile de la relation entre qualité et développement agricole et rural, il est utile de rappeler le contexte général de l'industrialisation du secteur agro-alimentaire. Celui-ci se traduit simultanément : par la pénétration d'une qualification industrielle, fondée sur la normalisation à tous les niveaux des produits et des manières de produire ; par une incertitude accrue pour les opérateurs, due à une gestion complexe de ce processus ; par des phénomènes de résist...

  12. La cannibalisation des produits à prix aléatoires : L’Euromillions a-t-il tué le loto français?

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    Patrick Roger; Sylvie Chabi

    2009-01-01

    Le succès ou l’échec d’un produit de loterie est essentiellement lié au design qu’il propose, résumé dans la structure des prix attribués aux gagnants, et à l’univers concurrentiel dans lequel il s’insère, à savoir l’univers des jeux de hasard. Dans cet article, nous analysons les raisons de la « mort du loto » tel qu’il fut proposé aux français pendant 32 années, de 1976 à 2008. Par l’analyse de plus de 700 tirages du loto, nous montrons que l’arrivée de l’Euromillions sur le marché en Octob...

  13. Le temps avec les autres

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    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available The article follows the mutation suffered by the issue of alterity from Husserl to Heidegger and from Heidegger to Lévinas, envisaging it starting from temporality. We aim at replacing the question “Where is the other?” – that betrays the spatializing presuppositions of description – with “When is the other?” that can be clarified starting from the question “When are we together?”. Rather than deducing from the issue of co-presence, the final postponement of all attempt to conceive intersubjectivity in terms of contemporaneity, we subject it to an analysis that raises again the theme of world-time starting from an attention that testifies to the multiple layers thatconstitute temporality and the plurality of durations that intertwine in it.

  14. Mdea Based Solvents Used At the Lacq Processing Plant Utilisation de solvants à base de MDEA à l'usine de Lacq

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    2006-11-01

    Full Text Available The use of MDEA-based solvents has allowed the processing scheme of the sour natural gases treated at the Lacq plant to be modified, leading to substantial savings in operating costs. Compared to the well known SNPA-DEA process, the new MDEA-based solvents meet the same performance requirements as regards H2S and CO2 removal, but are far more economic in terms of energy consumption. MDEA is used to selectively remove H2S from the gas, while activated MDEA is used when total acid gas removal is necessary. The adequate activator has been selected from among a series of products, according to the actual plant specificity. Optimization of the process has included the selection of the proper contacting device : for this mass transfer enhanced by chemical first order reaction, structured packings have proven to be more efficient than trays. L'utilisation de solvants à base de MDEA a permis de modifier le schéma de désulfuration du gaz de Lacq et de réaliser ainsi de substantielles économies de traitement. Les procédés à base des nouveaux solvants permettent d'atteindre les mêmes performances d'élimination de H2S et du CO2, avec une consommation d'énergie très inférieure à celle du désormais classique procédé SNPA-DEA. La MDEA est utilisée pour l'enlèvement sélectif de l'H2S, alors que la MDEA activée permet l'élimination complète des composés acides. L'activateur le mieux adapté aux conditions de fonctionnement spécifiques des unités de Lacq a été sélectionné parmi une série de produits. Dans le cadre de l'optimisation des unités, les internes du contacteur gaz/liquide ont été changés : les garnissages structurés ont confirmé leur efficacité supérieure à celle des plateaux à clapets pour ce transfert de matière avec réaction chimique.

  15. L’amitié dans la relation ethnographique. Traitement de l’individu et rapport à l’autre dans les groupes locaux de Hijra (Delhi, Inde

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    Full Text Available L’amitié dans la relation ethnographique. Traitement de l’individu et rapport à l’autre dans les groupes locaux de Hijra (Delhi, Inde. « Tu es mon amie. Tu es la seule qui me comprenne. » Ces mots, toujours les mêmes, sont revenus sans cesse lors de l’enquête ethnographique que j’ai menée auprès des Hijra de Delhi. Les Hijra forment une catégorie sociale panindienne. Elles sont nées biologiquement hommes ou hermaphrodites, s’habillent et se parent continuellement comme des femmes et, parfois, sont émasculées. Les ethnologues parlent parfois de leur relation avec leurs informateurs en terme d’amitié sans que cette relation soit exprimée et pensée comme telle par ces derniers. Qu’en est-il lorsque la société étudiée désigne l’ethnologue en tant qu’ami et lorsque cette désignation transforme la nature des rapports qu’elle entretenait auparavant avec lui ? L’étude de l’amitié que les Hijra me proposèrent fournira, en premier lieu, un exemple de la façon dont l’ethnologue peut se trouver engagé dans ce rapport affectif. Il s’agira de qualifier cette relation ethnographique par la description du processus d’évolution de mon rôle d’une part, et par l’examen des comportements et des pratiques qui la sanctionnent et qui y sont engagés d’autre part. Cette réflexion sur les représentations et les valeurs auxquelles mes interlocutrices faisaient référence en me conférant la place d’amie, informera en second lieu sur le traitement de l’individu et de l’altérité prévalant dans la catégorie sociale « Hijra ».Friendship in ethnographical relations. Treatment of the individual and relation to the other in local groups of Hijra (Delhi, India. “You are my friend. You are the only person who understands me.” These words, always the same, were endlessly repeated during my ethnographical survey of the Hijra of Delhi. The Hijra form a pan-Indian social category. Born

  16. Hierarchical zeolites: Enhanced utilisation of microporous crystals in catalysis by advances in materials design

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    Perez-Ramirez, Javier; Christensen, Claus H.; Egeblad, Kresten; Christensen, Christina Hviid; Grøn, Johan C.

    2008-01-01

    these materials often imposes intracrystalline diffusion limitations, rendering low utilisation of the zeolite active volume in catalysed reactions. This critical review examines recent advances in the rapidly evolving area of zeolites with improved accessibility and molecular transport. Strategies to...

  17. The energy balance of utilising meadow grass in Danish biogas production

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    Meyer, Ane Katharina Paarup; Raju, Chitra Sangaraju; Kucheryavskiy, Sergey V.;

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    This paper presents a study of the energy balance of utilising nature conservation biomass from meadow habitats in Danish biogas production. Utilisation of nature conservation grass in biogas production in Denmark represents an interesting perspective for enhancing nature conservation of the open...... grassland habitats, while introducing an alternative to the use of intensively cultivated energy crops as co-substrates in manure based biogas plants. The energy balance of utilising nature conservation grass was investigated by using: data collected from previous investigations on the productivity of...... meadow areas, different relevant geo-datasets, spatial analyses, and various statistical analyses. The results show that values for the energy return on energy invested (EROEI) ranging from 1.7 to 3.3 can be obtained when utilising meadow grasses in local biogas production. The total national net energy...

  18. Expenditure and resource utilisation for cervical screening in Australia

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    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background The National Cervical Screening Program in Australia currently recommends that women aged 18–69 years are screened with conventional cytology every 2 years. Publicly funded HPV vaccination was introduced in 2007, and partly as a consequence, a renewal of the screening program that includes a review of screening recommendations has recently been announced. This study aimed to provide a baseline for such a review by quantifying screening program resource utilisation and costs in 2010. Methods A detailed model of current cervical screening practice in Australia was constructed and we used data from the Victorian Cervical Cytology Registry to model age-specific compliance with screening and follow-up. We applied model-derived rate estimates to the 2010 Australian female population to calculate costs and numbers of colposcopies, biopsies, treatments for precancer and cervical cancers in that year, assuming that the numbers of these procedures were not yet substantially impacted by vaccination. Results The total cost of the screening program in 2010 (excluding administrative program overheads was estimated to be A$194.8M. We estimated that a total of 1.7 million primary screening smears costing $96.7M were conducted, a further 188,900 smears costing $10.9M were conducted to follow-up low grade abnormalities, 70,900 colposcopy and 34,100 histological evaluations together costing $21.2M were conducted, and about 18,900 treatments for precancerous lesions were performed (including retreatments, associated with a cost of $45.5M for treatment and post-treatment follow-up. We also estimated that $20.5M was spent on work-up and treatment for approximately 761 women diagnosed with invasive cervical cancer. Overall, an estimated $23 was spent in 2010 for each adult woman in Australia on cervical screening program-related activities. Conclusions Approximately half of the total cost of the screening program is spent on delivery of primary

  19. Systems for hydrogen utilisation; Geraete fuer die Wasserstofftechnik

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    2003-07-01

    The hydrogen technology has better prospects than renewable fuels as it can rely on the coal gasification and liquefaction processes developed in Germany in the twenties and thirties of the past century. Hydrogen produced with renewable fuels or from fossil energy sources can be used partly for hydrogenation of CO and CO2 as in these earlier coal hydrogenation processes for producing synthesis gas and liquid energy sources. The public and the scientific experts should be made aware of this fact. Coal utilisation technologies should be re-introduced in order to produce synthesis gas, gasoline and hydrogen. This will result in a high demand for hydrogen consumers, hydrogen storage vessels and small-scale hydrogen generators. Once the expert German industry will get aware of this, electrolysers, H2 burners, H2 motors, storage tanks, measuring instruments, safety systems etc. will be developed. Related technologies like oxygen technology, decentralised power supply systems, catalysts in technical facilities etc. will become interesting as well. Industry will start to work on this once its experts have realised that this is an interesting production sector and not just fantasy. [German] Die Wasserstofftechnik wird sich vor den regenerativen Energien durchsetzen. Denn es besteht eine enge Verwandtschaft zwischen der Wasserstofftechnik und den Techniken zur Kohleverfluessigung und -vergasung, die in Deutschland in den zwanziger und dreissiger Jahren entwickelt worden sind. Der mit regenerativen Energien oder aus fossilen Energietraegern erzeugte Wasserstoff kann z.T. zur Hydrierung von CO und CO{sub 2} verwendet werden, wie er frueher bei der Hydrierung von Kohle verwendt wurde, um so Synthesegas und fluessige Energietraeger zu erzeugen. Die Oeffentlichkeit und die Wirtschaft muessten auf diese Zusammenhaenge hingewiesen werden. Es werden im grossen Massstab wieder Kohlevergasung und Kohleverfluessigung angewandt werden muessen, um Synthesegas, Benzin und Wasserstoff zu

  20. Physics design of advanced heavy water reactor utilising thorium

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    An Advanced Heavy Water Reactor (AHWR) is being developed in India with the aim of utilising thorium for power generation. AHWR is a vertical pressure tube type reactor cooled by boiling light water and moderated by heavy water. It has been optimised for the thorium cycle. The main design objective is to be self-sustaining in 233U with most of the power from the thorium fuel using plutonium as the external fissile feed. It incorporates several advanced safety features namely, heat removal through natural circulation and a negative void coefficient of reactivity. The reactor has been designed to produce 750 MW(th) at a discharge burnup of 20,000 MWd/H(e). The physics design of AHWR has followed an evolutionary path ranging from a seed and blanket concept to a simplified composite cluster to achieve a good thermal hydraulic coupling. We have designed a composite cluster using both kinds of fuel namely, (Th-UO2 and (Th-Pu)O2. With plutonium seed, negative void coefficient can be achieved by making the spectrum harder. This was done by using a pyrocarbon scatterer in the moderator. The void coefficient strongly depends on plutonium. As plutonium burns very rapidly, it is not possible to achieve uniformly negative void coefficient with burnup in this cluster. Alternatively, burnable poison can be used within the cluster to achieve negative void coefficient taking advantage of the flux redistribution and change in spectrum upon voiding. Here, it is possible to achieve almost constant void reactivity with burnup resulting in a good thermal hydraulic coupling. The cluster design presently incorporates a central burnable absorber region. Boiling light water coolant requires that the core power distribution be optimised with thermal hydraulic parameters. The peaking factors inside the cluster should be low so as to have significant margin in operational conditions and to avoid burnout in accident conditions. The variation of reactivity from cold clean to hot operating has

  1. Investment Utilisation, Adjustment Costs, and Technical Efficiency in Danish Pig Farms

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    Jakob Vesterlund Olsen; Arne Henningsen

    2011-01-01

    In this paper, we present a theoretical model for adjustment costs and investment utilisation that illustrates their causes and types and shows in which phases of an investment they occur. Furthermore, we develop an empirical framework for analysing the size and the timing of adjustment costs and investment utilisation. We apply this methodology to a large panel data set of Danish pig producers with 9,281 observations between 1996 and 2008. The paper further contributes with a thorough discus...

  2. Herbage utilisation efficiency of continuously stocked marandu palisade grass subjected to nitrogen fertilisation

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    Lilian Elgalise Techio Pereira; Adenilson José Paiva; Vitor Del’Álamo Guarda; Priscila de Mesquita Pereira; Fábio Olegário Caminha; Sila Carneiro da Silva

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    Nitrogen fertiliser accelerates plant growth and increases herbage utilisation efficiency in continuously stocked temperate grass swards, indicating greater herbage production and harvest efficiency. There is no similar evidence, however, for tropical pastures. In this study we evaluated the morphogenetic responses, the patterns of defoliation and the efficiency of herbage utilisation of continuously stocked marandu palisade grass (Brachiaria brizantha (Hochst. ex A. Rich.) Stapf. cv. Marandu...

  3. Dr. Who? An Assessment of G.P. Utilisation Rates across Galway City & County

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    Karyn Morrissey; Stephen Hynes; Graham Clarke; Cathal O’Donoghue

    2008-01-01

    This paper analyses the effect accessibility has on General Practitioner (GP) utilisation rates at the sub-national level for Ireland. Specifically, the aim of this paper is to estimate whether there is an urban/rural differential in GP utilisation rates. We do this by simulating micro-level health care data. Using this synthetic data, simple logit models are employed to estimate the likelihood that individuals in different jurisdictions will attend a GP surgery. These individual logit estima...

  4. The utilisation of health research in policy-making: concepts, examples and methods of assessment

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    Buxton Martin J

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available Abstract The importance of health research utilisation in policy-making, and of understanding the mechanisms involved, is increasingly recognised. Recent reports calling for more resources to improve health in developing countries, and global pressures for accountability, draw greater attention to research-informed policy-making. Key utilisation issues have been described for at least twenty years, but the growing focus on health research systems creates additional dimensions. The utilisation of health research in policy-making should contribute to policies that may eventually lead to desired outcomes, including health gains. In this article, exploration of these issues is combined with a review of various forms of policy-making. When this is linked to analysis of different types of health research, it assists in building a comprehensive account of the diverse meanings of research utilisation. Previous studies report methods and conceptual frameworks that have been applied, if with varying degrees of success, to record utilisation in policy-making. These studies reveal various examples of research impact within a general picture of underutilisation. Factors potentially enhancing utilisation can be identified by exploration of: priority setting; activities of the health research system at the interface between research and policy-making; and the role of the recipients, or 'receptors', of health research. An interfaces and receptors model provides a framework for analysis. Recommendations about possible methods for assessing health research utilisation follow identification of the purposes of such assessments. Our conclusion is that research utilisation can be better understood, and enhanced, by developing assessment methods informed by conceptual analysis and review of previous studies.

  5. Factors affecting Japanese retirees' healthcare service utilisation in Malaysia: a qualitative study

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    Kohno, Ayako; Nik Farid, Nik Daliana; Musa, Ghazali; Abdul Aziz, Norlaili; Nakayama, Takeo; Dahlui, Maznah

    2016-01-01

    Objective While living overseas in another culture, retirees need to adapt to a new environment but often this causes difficulties, particularly among those elderly who require healthcare services. This study examines factors affecting healthcare service utilisation among Japanese retirees in Malaysia. Design We conducted 6 focus group discussions with Japanese retirees and interviewed 8 relevant medical services providers in-depth. Guided by the Andersen Healthcare Utilisation Model, we mana...

  6. Gender analysis of technology utilisation among small scale oil palm fruits processors in ondo state, nigeria

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    Koledoye Gbenga F.; Deji Olanike F

    2014-01-01

    The study identified the types of improved technologies utilised, tracked gender involvement at the various stages of oil palm fruits processing activities with a view to highlighting differences in the utilisation of these technologies among male and female processors. Multistage sampling technique was used to select 240 (120 males and 120 females) oil palm fruits processors using structured interview schedule. Focus Group Discussion (FGD) and Gender Mapping (GM) were used to elicit qualitat...

  7. Policy drivers behind forest utilisation in Lithuania in 1986-2007

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    Brukas, Vilis; Linkevicius, Edgaras; Cinga, Gintautas

    2009-01-01

    After regaining the independence, Lithuania was in the process of making transition to the market economy, yet radical societal shifts only moderately affected Lithuanian forestry. This study evaluates the main drivers that stimulated or decreased forest utilisation. Review of numerous sources reveals that the major drivers towards increased utilisation were the economic transition and changes in the resource base. These have been counterbalanced primarily by deeply-rooted normativism, increa...

  8. Applied Technologies and Prospects of Conformance Control Treatments in China Technologies et perspectives pour l’amélioration du profil de balayage dans les champs pétroliers matures produits par injection d’eau en Chine

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    Liu Yuzhang

    2010-02-01

    . Les techniques permettant l’amélioration du profil de balayage sont passées en revue, ainsi que les leçons qui ont pu en être tirées. Le papier aborde ensuite quelques technologies majeures et spécifiques : l’injection de traceurs et l’identification de la présence de chenaux, l’analyse potentiométrique pour l’identification de l’efficacité superficielle de balayage, la technologie de prise de décision fondée sur l’indice de pression (IP pour le choix d’un puits candidat, une technique de prise de décision complémentaire pour sélectionner des puits candidats et des paramètres de développement, et enfin les principaux produits chimiques utilisés pour la diversion des fluides en profondeur dans le réservoir. De plus, cet article décrit les principes et applications de quelques technologies prometteuses combinant les traitements par méthode chimique avec d’autres procédés EOR/IOR, comme la mise en oeuvre de tensioactifs et le traitement de venues d’eau, le contrôle de profil et l’injection de tensioactifs à petite échelle, le traitement à l’acide et le contrôle du profil. Enfin, ce papier résume les problèmes et défis auxquels doivent faire face les champs pétroliers matures balayés à l’eau en Chine. D’après de récents essais sur puits, des analyses de traceurs et de leurs interprétations, et l’expérience en matière de traitement de la gestion de l’eau, il apparaît que les canaux ou les drains de forte perméabilité soient courants dans les champs pétroliers matures balayés à l’eau. Des axes de recherche et des technologies prometteuses sont suggérés.

  9. Modélisation de dommages consécutifs aux séismes. Extension à d'autres risques naturels

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    CHIROIU, Lucian

    2004-01-01

    Les sujets que nous présentons abordent la question de la modélisation de dommages consécutifs aux séismes, avant et après l'événement. Cette approche a un caractère pluridisciplinaire, se situant entre les techniques propres au génie civil, à travers le calcul des structures, à la géographie, à travers l'analyse spatiale et à la télédétection, à travers l'utilisation de l'imagerie satellitaire. Le premier chapitre présente d'une part les objectifs, le fonctionnement et les principaux paramèt...

  10. Analyse et caractérisation des résidus lourds produits dans les réactions $^{129}$Xe + $^{nat}$Sn entre 8 et 25 AMeV

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    Moisan, Josiane

    2008-01-01

    Des données obtenues avec le multidétecteur INDRA portant sur des réactions $^{129}$Xe + $^{nat}Sn à 25 AMeV ont montré la présence inattendue de fragments ayant une charge largement supérieure (autour de Z=70) à celles du projectile ou de la cible, qui sont de Z=54 et Z=50 respectivement. Les collisions impliquant des noyaux dont le produit des charges est supérieur à 2700 sont dominées par les transferts très inélastiques. Pour Xe+Sn, ce produit est 2700. Suite à ces observations, une série...

  11. Evaluation de l’utilisation de l’eau en élevage

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    Corson, Michael; Doreau, Michel

    2013-01-01

    La pénurie d’eau, qui est le bilan entre sa disponibilité et sa consommation, est un problème régional avec des répercussions globales, car i) l’accroissement de la population humaine et de la demande en produits animaux entraîne l’augmentation de la demande en eau et ii) le changement climatique modifie les régimes de pluviométrie partout dans le monde. L’eau peut être divisée en eau « bleue » (eau de surface et des nappes phréatiques), en eau « verte » (eau du sol soumise à l’évapotranspira...

  12. Conception et caracterisation d'un magnetoplasma produit par une onde de surface pour la pulverisation d'echantillons solides

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    Masse, Louis Philippe

    Suite a l'extraordinaire explosion de l'informatique de la derniere decennie, la science et la technologie des materiaux ont pris un essor extraordinaire. Par exemple, il est devenu crucial de concevoir des materiaux a haut degre de purete. Ce besoin a fortement motive le developpement de methodes d'analyse de solides. Traditionnellement, la methode adoptee est l'analyse par torche ICP, mais pour de nombreuses raisons, dont la lenteur de cette methode, la communaute scientifique oeuvrant en chimie analytique recherche des techniques d'analyse de solides directes, rapides et plus sensibles. Parmi les voies possibles, on trouve les methodes basees sur la pulverisation par plasma. Dans ce contexte, nous avons etudie la possibilite et la pertinence d'utiliser un magnetoplasma entretenu par une onde de surface pour pulveriser des solides dans le but de les analyser. Nos travaux portent principalement sur l'etude du comportement du plasma lors de la pulverisation. Nous avons montre que la pulverisation affecte la decharge de diverses facons. En premier lieu, la concentration d'especes provenant du materiau pulverise dans le plasma augmente avec la tension de polarisation. De plus, la concentration d'especes pulverisees diminue lorsque la pression croit, possiblement a cause du redepot. Nous avons aussi montre qu'il etait possible de pulveriser des solides isolants en exploitant le phenomene d'autopolarisation du a l'application d'une tension RF. Nous avons aussi etudie l'effet de la pulverisation sur la temperature et la densite electronique. Ainsi, lors de la pulverisation de metaux tels que le cuivre, la temperature electronique diminue lorsque la tension de polarisation augmente. Ceci est attribuable a l'augmentation de la densite d'especes metalliques neutres facilement ionisables par impact electronique. Nous avons aussi note que la densite electronique augmente avec la concentration d'especes metalliques dans le plasma, ce qui resulte d'un meilleur bilan de

  13. Conversion and utilisation of biomass from Swedish agriculture; Foeraedling och avsaettning av jordbruksbaserade biobraenslen

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    Boerjesson, Paal

    2007-05-15

    Biomass feedstock from agriculture can be refined and converted into several different energy carriers and utilised for different energy services, such as production of heat, electricity or transportation fuel. The feedstock may be residues and by-products, such as straw and manure, or energy crops cultivated under different conditions depending on variations in regional and local conditions. Similar variations exist in the regional and local conditions for the refining and utilisation of the bioenergy and its by-products. The overall aim of this report is to analyse and describe the technical and physical conditions of different agriculture-based bioenergy systems using the existing infrastructure and potential new systems expected to be developed in the future. To which extent this technical/physical potential will be utilised in the future depends mainly on economic conditions and financial considerations. These aspects are not included in this study. Furthermore, potential possibilities to utilise existing infrastructure within the forest industry are not included. The report starts with an analysis and description of the energy efficiency of different bioenergy systems, from the production of the biomass to the final use of the refined energy carrier, expressed as the amount of heat, electricity or transportation fuel produced per hectare and year. The possibilities to co-produce different energy carries in bio-refineries are also analysed. The next part of the report includes an analysis of the variation in the regional conditions for the conversion and utilisation of the different energy carriers, based on existing infrastructure, for instance, district heating systems, individual heating systems, combined heat and power production, utilisation of by-products as feed in animal production, utilisation of digestion residues as fertilisers, the supply of forest fuels, etc. The report also includes a discussion of the environmental impact of an increased

  14. Utiliser des résultats d'alignement pour enrichir une ontologie

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    Hamdi, Fayçal; Safar, Brigitte; Reynaud, Chantal

    2011-01-01

    En établissant des relations entre des concepts issus de deux ontologies distinctes, les outils d'alignement peuvent être utilisés pour enrichir une des deux ontologies avec les concepts de l'autre. Cet article identifie des traitements complémentaires à l'alignement mais nécessiares pour finaliser l'enrichissement et montre comment ils peuvent être spécifiés et mis en oeuvre dans TaxoMap Framework. Une expérience d'enrichissement d'ontologie menée dans le cadre du projet ANR GéOnto dans le d...

  15. De la réutilisation à l'adaptabilité

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    Roose, Philippe

    2008-01-01

    Depuis plusieurs années, l'évolution naturelle des applications vers la distribution a mis en évidence le besoin d'informations autre que celles uniquement nécessaires aux traitements. C'est ainsi qu'au fil du temps, les concepteurs et développeurs ont dû intégrer à leurs applications des tâches d'acquisition de l'environnement d'exécution permettant ainsi aux applications dans un premier temps de prendre en compte le contexte, puis de devenir « sensibles au contexte » et d'adapter leurs trai...

  16. When homogeneity meets heterogeneity: the geographically weighted regression with spatial lag approach to prenatal care utilisation

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    Carla Shoff

    2014-05-01

    Full Text Available Using geographically weighted regression (GWR, a recent study by Shoff and colleagues (2012 investigated the place-specific risk factors for prenatal care utilisation in the United States of America (USA and found that most of the relationships between late or no prenatal care and its determinants are spatially heterogeneous. However, the GWR approach may be subject to the confounding effect of spatial homogeneity. The goal of this study was to address this concern by including both spatial homogeneity and heterogeneity into the analysis. Specifically, we employed an analytic framework where a spatially lagged (SL effect of the dependent variable is incorporated into the GWR model, which is called GWR-SL. Using this framework, we found evidence to argue that spatial homogeneity is neglected in the study by Shoff et al. (2012 and that the results change after considering the SL effect of prenatal care utilisation. The GWR-SL approach allowed us to gain a placespecific understanding of prenatal care utilisation in USA counties. In addition, we compared the GWR-SL results with the results of conventional approaches (i.e., ordinary least squares and spatial lag models and found that GWR-SL is the preferred modelling approach. The new findings help us to better estimate how the predictors are associated with prenatal care utilisation across space, and determine whether and how the level of prenatal care utilisation in neighbouring counties matters.

  17. Gender analysis of technology utilisation among small scale oil palm fruits processors in Ondo State, Nigeria

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    Koledoye Gbenga F.

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available The study identified the types of improved technologies utilised, tracked gender involvement at the various stages of oil palm fruits processing activities with a view to highlighting differences in the utilisation of these technologies among male and female processors. Multistage sampling technique was used to select 240 (120 males and 120 females oil palm fruits processors using structured interview schedule. Focus Group Discussion (FGD and Gender Mapping (GM were used to elicit qualitative data. Data collected were summarised with the aid of descriptive statistics while t-test was used to test the hypothesis. Results showed that sterilizer, digester and hydraulic hand press were utilised by both male and female processors. Results of t-test revealed that at P ≤ 0.01, significant differences were found between male and female processors level of utilisation of oil palm processing technologies with male having a higher mean score than the female. The study concluded that gender differences exited in the level of utilisation of oil palm processing technologies among male and female processors in Ondo State, Nigeria.

  18. Region-Specific Indicators for Assessing the Sustainability of Biomass Utilisation in East Asia

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    Yuki Kudoh

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available This paper presents the findings of an expert working group of researchers from East Asian countries. The group was tasked with developing a theoretically sound and practically implementable methodology for assessing the sustainability of biomass utilisation in East Asian countries based on the needs and potential of biomass resources in this region. Building on six years of research conducted between 2007 and 2013, the working group formulated a set of main and secondary indicators for biomass utilisation under three pillars of sustainability. For the environmental pillar, the main indicator was life cycle greenhouse gas emissions and secondary indicators were water consumption and soil quality. For the economic pillar, the main indicator was total value added and secondary indicators were net profit, productivity, and net energy balance. For the social pillar, the main indicators were employment generation and access to modern energy, and the secondary indicator was the human development index. The application of the working group methodology and indicators in sustainability assessments of biomass utilisation will enable decision makers in East Asian countries to compare the sustainability of biomass utilisation options and to make decisions on whether or not to launch or sustain biomass utilisation initiatives.

  19. Socioeconomic inequalities in health care utilisation in Norway: the population-based HUNT3 survey

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    Vikum Eirik

    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background In this study we investigated the distribution of self-reported health care utilisation by education and household income in a county population in Norway, in a universal public health care system based on ideals of equal access for all according to need, and not according to wealth. Methods The study included 24,147 women and 20,608 men aged 20 years and above in the third Nord-Trøndelag Health Survey (HUNT 3 of 2006–2008. Income-related horizontal inequity was estimated through concentration indexes, and inequity by both education and income was estimated as risk ratios through conventional regression. Results We found no overall pro-rich or pro-educated socioeconomic gradient in needs-adjusted utilisation of general practitioner or inpatient care. However, we found overall pro-rich and pro-educated inequity in utilisation of both private medical specialists and hospital outpatient care. For these services there were large differences in levels of inequity between younger and older men and women. Conclusion In contrast with recent studies from Norway, we found pro-rich and pro-educated social inequalities in utilisation of hospital outpatient services and not only private medical specialists. Utilisation of general practitioner and inpatient services, which have low access threshold or are free of charge, we found to be equitable.

  20. Association between subjective memory complaints and health care utilisation: a three-year follow up

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    Waldorff, Frans Boch; Siersma, Volkert; Waldemar, Gunhild

    2009-01-01

    BACKGROUND: Subjective memory complaints (SMC) are common among elderly patients and little is know about the association between SMC and health care utilisation. Thus, the aim of this study was to investigate health care utilisation during a three-year follow-up among elderly patients consulting...... their general practitioner and reporting subjective memory complaints (SMC). METHODS: This study was conducted as a prospective cohort survey in general practice with three-year follow-up. Selected health care utilisation or costs relative to SMC adjusted for potential confounders were analyzed in a two......-part model where the incidence of use of a selected health care service were analyzed separately from the quantity of use for those that use the service. The former analyzed in a Poisson regression approach, the latter in a generalized linear regression model. RESULTS: A total 758 non-nursing home residents...

  1. Integrated pit gas utilisation system at Budenheim landfill; Integrierte Deponiegas-Nutzungsanlage auf der Deponie Budenheim

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    Stachowitz, W.H. [Haase Energietechnik GmbH, Neumuenster (Germany); Herz, J. [AEW Plan GmbH, Mainz (Germany)

    1996-10-01

    At Budenheim landfill near Mainz, the pit gas utilisation system operated since 1990 is currently being extended for the utilisation of lean gas that was flared until now. The gas utilisation system will also provide energy to the projected seepage water treatment unit. A steam piston engine installed instead of a steam turbine will improve the energy balance significantly. (orig./SR) [Deutsch] Auf der Deponie Budenheim bei Mainz wird zur Zeit eine Erweiterung der seit 1990 betriebenen Deponiegas-Entsorgungsanlage realisiert. Es geht vor allem darum, das bisher abgefackelte Schwachgas in die Nutzung einzubeziehen und die Wirtschaftlichkeit des Anlagenbetriebs durch ein integriertes Konzept zu optimieren. Dabei soll das Deponiegas auch die Energieversorgung der in Planung befindlichen Sickerwasser-Behandlungsanlage sicherstellen. Technische Besonderheit: Der hier statt einer Dampfturbine eingesetzte Dampfkolbenmotor verbessert die Energiebilanz signifikant. (orig./SR)

  2. Children with mild intellectual disability and their families – needs for support, service utilisation and experiences of support

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    Olsson, Lena

    2016-01-01

    This thesis focuses on service utilisation among children with mild ID and their families, their needs for support and their experiences of support. Aims The overall aim of the thesis was to explore and describe service utilisation patterns among families of children with mild ID from a systems perspective. Methods A cross-sectional, descriptive and comparative quantitative design was used to describe the extent of service utilisation among 84 children with mild ID and their families (paper I...

  3. Impact of continuous Medical Aid utilisation on healthcare utilisation: unique insight using the 2008–2012 Korean Welfare Panel Study (KOWEPS)

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    Kim, Jae-Hyun; Kim, Na Rae; Park, Eun-Cheol; Han, Kyu-Tae; Choi, Young; Lee, Sang Gyu

    2016-01-01

    Objectives Although there has been considerable discussion about the social safety net, few studies related to effect of duration of continuous receipt of Medical Aid on healthcare utilisation have been conducted. Therefore, we investigate whether the duration of receiving Medical Aid affected medical care utilisation. Setting Data were collected from the Korean Welfare Panel Study conducted from 2008 to 2012. Participants We included 11 783 samples. Interventions Estimating changes in their healthcare utilisation during specific time intervals (1, 2 and ≥3 years) after they switched from National Health Insurance to Medical Aid. Primary and secondary outcome measures Number of outpatient visits. Results The number of outpatient visits per year was 0.0.051-fold higher (p value: 0.434) among those who were Medical Aid beneficiaries for a continuous period of 1 year, 0.0.267-fold higher (p value: 0.000) among those who were beneficiaries for a continuous period of 2 years, and 0.0.562-fold higher (p value:<0.0001) among those who were beneficiaries for a continuous period of 3 years than it was among those who were beneficiaries of National Health Insurance. Conclusions Our results reflect an association between the number of consecutive years of receiving Medical Aid and number of outpatient visits. Since duration of dependence is correlated with reduced exit rates, limits on length of benefits should be considered to strengthen the incentive to return to work. PMID:27053265

  4. Health services utilisation disparities between English speaking and non-English speaking background Australian infants

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    Chen Jack

    2010-04-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background To examine the differences in health services utilisation and the associated risk factors between infants from non-English speaking background (NESB and English speaking background (ESB within Australia. Methods We analysed data from a national representative longitudinal study, the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children (LSAC which started in 2004. We used survey logistic regression coupled with survey multiple linear regression to examine the factors associated with health services utilisation. Results Similar health status was observed between the two groups. In comparison to ESB infants, NESB infants were significantly less likely to use the following health services: maternal and child health centres or help lines (odds ratio [OR] 0.56; 95% confidence intervals [CI], 0.40-0.79; maternal and child health nurse visits (OR 0.68; 95% CI, 0.49-0.95; general practitioners (GPs (OR 0.58; 95% CI, 0.40-0.83; and hospital outpatient clinics (OR 0.54; 95% CI, 0.31-0.93. Multivariate analysis results showed that the disparities could not be fully explained by the socioeconomic status and language barriers. The association between English proficiency and the service utilised was absent once the NESB was taken into account. Maternal characteristics, family size and income, private health insurance and region of residence were the key factors associated with health services utilisation. Conclusions NESB infants accessed significantly less of the four most frequently used health services compared with ESB infants. Maternal characteristics and family socioeconomic status were linked to health services utilisation. The gaps in health services utilisation between NESB and ESB infants with regard to the use of maternal and child health centres or phone help, maternal and child health nurse visits, GPs and paediatricians require appropriate policy attentions and interventions.

  5. Utilisation of nuclear research reactor waste heat for desalination of seawater

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    The desalination unit working on low temperature vacuum evaporation process, developed and fabricated in BARC, is being coupled to Cirus research reactor with a view to practically demonstrate the utilisation of research reactor waste heat, available at low temperature, for the desalination of sea water. Analysis indicates no adverse safety implications on the operation of the reactor due to coupling of the desalination unit. The product water produced by the proposed unit would be utilised for the demineralised water make up requirements of Cirus reactor

  6. Energy productivity of some plantation crops in Malaysia and the status of bioenergy utilisation

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    The paper assesses the energy productivity of the major plantation crops in Malaysia as well as the status of bioenergy utilisation in that country. Of the crops studied and under present local cultivation practices, oil palms and cocoa trees stand out as good trappers of solar energy while paddy plants are the least efficient. Presently, Malaysia consumes roughly 340 million boe of energy per year. Of this amount 14% are contributed by biomass. However of the total amount of biowastes generated in the country roughly 24.5% are already utilised for energy purposes and roughly 75.5% are still unutilised and therefore wasted. (Author)

  7. Intracavity frequency doubling of CW Ti:Sapphire laser utilising BiBO nonlinear crystal

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    Thorhauge, Morten; Mortensen, Jesper Liltorp; Tidemand-Lichtenberg, Peter;

    Utilising BiBO nonlinear crystal frequency doubling a Ti:Sapphire CW laser gave 100 mW at 405 nm and 53 mW at 392 nm. Stability proved excellent without servo control. Broad tunability was shown around 392 nm.......Utilising BiBO nonlinear crystal frequency doubling a Ti:Sapphire CW laser gave 100 mW at 405 nm and 53 mW at 392 nm. Stability proved excellent without servo control. Broad tunability was shown around 392 nm....

  8. Characteristics and utilisation of high-temperature (HTHP) filter dusts from pfb gasification of biomass

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    Ranta, J. [VTT Energy, Espoo (Finland)

    1996-12-31

    The aim of the study was to survey characteristics, utilisation and possible environmental impacts of solid wastes, i.e., in case of biomass, mainly high-temperature filter ash (HTHP) from pressurised fluidised-bed gasification (PFBG). The aim is to utilise solid wastes (slag, filter dust, additives) from biomass gasification instead of dumping. One alternative is recycling to the soil as liming material or fertiliser. It is expected that the ash recycled to forest soils changes the environment less than non-recycled ash. (orig.) 3 refs.

  9. Mind control: The secret weapon utilised by religious cults to control their followers

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    S.P. Pretorius

    2004-01-01

    The aim of this article is to create awareness of the dangers of religious cults. The process utilised by these cults to recruit members and to control their lives is so subtle that members are led to believe that they joined out of their own free will. A brief discussion of what religious cults are as well as how they function is followed by an explanation of mind control and how it is utilised by cults. This article maintains that mind control is the secret weapon with which leaders of cult...

  10. Utilisation of total solar radiation energy in the photosynthetic production of radish, red beet and bean

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    Wiesław Nowakowski

    2014-02-01

    Full Text Available Utilisation of total solar radiation energy in the photosynthetic production of radish, red beet and bean is expressed as per cent of solar radiation accumulated in the carbon of -the dry mass per 1 cm2 of the assimilation surface area. Utilisation of this energy ranges from 2.6 to 8.4 per cent in radish, from 1.7 to 7.5 per cent in beet and from 1.9 to 4.9 per cent in bean.

  11. La vulgarisation du discours grammatical à l’intention des chercheurs spécialistes d’autres disciplines : transfert positif ou transfert négatif ?

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    Laffont, Hélène; Birch-Bécaas, Susan; Crosnier, Elizabeth

    2010-01-01

    Une équipe de linguistes anglicistes, enseignants-chercheurs à l’INSA de Toulouse a conçu un outil d’aide à la présentation scientifique en anglais, sur support CD Rom, destiné aux chercheurs spécialistes d’autres disciplines. Ce programme comprend notamment une boîte grammaticale qui fournit des commentaires sur les mécanismes de la langue. Les enseignants-chercheurs qui ont élaboré cette boîte émettent l’hypothèse, suite à ce travail, que la vulgarisation du discours grammatical à l’intenti...

  12. La Forme Scolaire et la Pédagogie Freinet, à l’Épreuve de l’Éducation Comparée. Sur le livre d’Yves Reuter et autres études longitudinales.

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    Olivier Francomme

    2010-01-01

    Cet article a pour but d’analyser quelques rares recherches dans le domaine de l’éducation, menées en France sur "la forme scolaire", et plus particulièrement celle de la pédagogie Freinet. Dans les sciences de l’éducation, il est actuellement de bon ton de marginaliser la dimension pédagogique au profit d’autres approches : cognitiviste, didactique, … Pourtant il est indéniable qu’elle a un effet à la fois sur les apprentissages scolaires, mais encore dans l’acquisition de compétences moins ...

  13. Association between antidepressant drug use during pregnancy and child healthcare utilisation

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    Ververs, T. F.; van Wensen, K.; Freund, M. W.; van der Heide, M.; Visser, G. H. A.; Schobben, A. F. A. M.; de Jong-van den Berg, L. T. W.; Egberts, A. C. G.

    2009-01-01

    Objective To evaluate healthcare utilisation by children who were exposed to antidepressant drug use during pregnancy and those whose mothers stopped using antidepressants before pregnancy compared with a control group. Design Cohort study. Setting Health insurance records in the Netherlands. Popula

  14. Utilising Benchmarking to Inform Decision-Making at the Institutional Level: A Research-Informed Process

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    Booth, Sara

    2013-01-01

    Benchmarking has traditionally been viewed as a way to compare data only; however, its utilisation as a more investigative, research-informed process to add rigor to decision-making processes at the institutional level is gaining momentum in the higher education sector. Indeed, with recent changes in the Australian quality environment from the…

  15. Determinants of prenatal health care utilisation by low-risk women: a prospective cohort study.

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    Feijen-de Jong, E.I.; Jansen, D.E.M.C.; Baarveld, F.; Boerleider, A.W.; Spelten, E.; Schellevis, F.; Reijneveld, S.A.

    2015-01-01

    Background: Prenatal health care is pivotal in providing adequate prevention and care to pregnant women. Aim: We examined the determinants of inadequate prenatal health care utilisation by low-risk women in primary midwifery-led care in the Netherlands. Methods: We used longitudinal data from the po

  16. Determinants of prenatal health care utilisation by low-risk women : A prospective cohort study

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    Feijen-de Jong, Esther I.; Jansen, Danielle E. M. C.; Baarveld, Frank; Boerleider, Agatha W.; Spelten, Evelien; Schellevis, Francois; Reijneveld, Sijmen A.

    2015-01-01

    Background: Prenatal health care is pivotal in providing adequate prevention and care to pregnant women. Aim: We examined the determinants of inadequate prenatal health care utilisation by low-risk women in primary midwifery-led care in the Netherlands. Methods: We used longitudinal data from the po

  17. Health care utilisation and characteristics of long-term breast cancer survivors: nationwide survey in Denmark

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    Peuckmann, Vera; Ekholm, Ola; Sjøgren, Per;

    2009-01-01

    population reported health care utilisation (61% versus. 56%; age-standardised risk ratio (SRR): 1.10; 95% confidence interval (CI) 1.05-1.15), but significantly fewer BCS were disability pensioners (15% versus 19%; SRR: 0.77; 95% CI 0.64-0.93). 'Daily activities limited due to sequelae' were reported by 20...

  18. The climate impact of energy peat utilisation - comparison and sensitivity analysis of Finnish and Swedish results

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    Holmgren, Kristina; Kirkinen, Johanna; Savolainen, Ilkka

    2006-06-15

    The climate impact of energy peat utilisation have been studied both in Finland by VTT Technical Research Centre and in Sweden by IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute Ltd. The main objective of this study is to compare the results of earlier studies by VTT and IVL and to perform a sensitivity analysis of previous and new results. The scientific approach of the two studies is very similar. The climate impact of peat utilisation is considered from a life-cycle point of view by taking into account all phases of the peat utilisation chain. Peat reserves can be both sinks and sources of greenhouse gas emissions as well as there are both uptake and emissions of greenhouse gases during the utilisation chain. The net impact of the utilisation chain is assessed as the climate impact due to the utilisation chain minus the climate impact of non-utilisation chain. The instantaneous radiative forcing and accumulated radiative forcing are used in both studies as the indicator of the climate impact. Radiative forcing is calculated on the basis of the concentration changes due to emissions and uptake of greenhouse gases. The differences in the models for calculating concentrations and radiative forcing are minor. There are some differences in the definitions and boundaries of the considered peat utilisation chains, although the differences in the results due to differences in the chain definitions are small. The main reason for the differences in results between the two studies is differences in emission (and uptake) estimates for the after-treatment phase and the non-utilisation chain. Both Swedish and Finnish studies show that the use of cultivated peatland for energy peat utilisation results in lower climate impact than using coal (within 100 years). Both studies show that the use of pristine mires for peat production will result in larger climate impact than the use of already drained peatlands. The climate impact of peat utilisation chains where fens and forestry

  19. The climate impact of energy peat utilisation - comparison and sensitivity analysis of Finnish and Swedish results

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    The climate impact of energy peat utilisation have been studied both in Finland by VTT Technical Research Centre and in Sweden by IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute Ltd. The main objective of this study is to compare the results of earlier studies by VTT and IVL and to perform a sensitivity analysis of previous and new results. The scientific approach of the two studies is very similar. The climate impact of peat utilisation is considered from a life-cycle point of view by taking into account all phases of the peat utilisation chain. Peat reserves can be both sinks and sources of greenhouse gas emissions as well as there are both uptake and emissions of greenhouse gases during the utilisation chain. The net impact of the utilisation chain is assessed as the climate impact due to the utilisation chain minus the climate impact of non-utilisation chain. The instantaneous radiative forcing and accumulated radiative forcing are used in both studies as the indicator of the climate impact. Radiative forcing is calculated on the basis of the concentration changes due to emissions and uptake of greenhouse gases. The differences in the models for calculating concentrations and radiative forcing are minor. There are some differences in the definitions and boundaries of the considered peat utilisation chains, although the differences in the results due to differences in the chain definitions are small. The main reason for the differences in results between the two studies is differences in emission (and uptake) estimates for the after-treatment phase and the non-utilisation chain. Both Swedish and Finnish studies show that the use of cultivated peatland for energy peat utilisation results in lower climate impact than using coal (within 100 years). Both studies show that the use of pristine mires for peat production will result in larger climate impact than the use of already drained peatlands. The climate impact of peat utilisation chains where fens and forestry

  20. Explaining low uptake for Down syndrome screening in the Netherlands : (and predicting utilisation of other programmes)

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    Crombag, NMTH

    2016-01-01

    In the Netherlands, only a quarter of all pregnant women take part in the current Down syndrome screening(DSS) programme. Compared to other Northern European countries, Dutch uptake rates are very low. This thesis concentrates on the test-utilisation of DSS, in particular the factors impeding or ena

  1. Treatment utilisation and trauma characteristics of child and adolescent inpatients with posttraumatic stress disorder

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    A. Traut

    2003-01-01

    Objective. Few empirical studies have addressed the impact of trauma exposure and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) on treatment utilisation and outcome in South African youth. This study was undertaken to document demographic, clinical, and treatment characteristics of child and adolescent inpatients with PTSD.

  2. Treatment utilisation and trauma characteristics of child and adolescent inpatients with posttraumatic stress disorder

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    2003-09-01

    Full Text Available Objective. Few empirical studies have addressed the impact of trauma exposure and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD on treatment utilisation and outcome in South African youth. This study was undertaken to document demographic, clinical, and treatment characteristics of child and adolescent inpatients with PTSD.

  3. Cumulative metal leaching from utilisation of secondary building materials in river engineering.

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    Leuven, R.S.E.W.; Willems, F.H.

    2004-01-01

    The present paper estimates the utilisation of bulky wastes (minestone, steel slag, phosphorus slag and demolition waste) in hydraulic engineering structures in Dutch parts of the rivers Rhine, Meuse and Scheldt over the period 1980-2025. Although they offer several economic, technical and environme

  4. Utilising excess minibus-taxi capacity for South African townships tours

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    Rietjens, Sebastiaan; Makoriwa, Collins; Boer, de Sirp

    2006-01-01

    This paper proposes an option for the utilisation of excess off-peak capacity of minibus-taxis in South Africa for township tours. The minibus-taxi system typically faces steep peak loads during rush hours with excess vehicle and person capacity available during off-hours. The advantages of the prop

  5. Inequalities in utilisation of general practitioner and specialist services in 9 European countries

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    I. Stirbu; A.E. Kunst; A. Mielck; J.P. Mackenbach

    2011-01-01

    ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND: The aim of this study is to describe the magnitude of educational inequalities in utilisation of general practitioner (GP) and specialist services in 9 European countries. In addition to West European countries, we have included 3 Eastern European countries: Hungary, Estonia an

  6. Long-term care and hospital utilisation by older people: an analysis of substitution rates.

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    Forder, Julien

    2009-11-01

    Older people are intensive users of hospital and long-term care services. This paper explores the extent to which these services are substitutes. A small area analysis was used with both care home and (tariff cost-weighted) hospital utilisation for older people aggregated to electoral wards in England.Health and social-care structural equations were specified using a theoretical model. The estimation accounted for the skewed and censored nature of the data. For health utilisation, both a fixed effects instrumental variables GMM model and a generalised estimating equations (GEE) model were fitted, the later on a log dependent variable with predicted values of social care utilisation used to account for endogeneity (bootstrapping was used to derive standard errors). In addition to a GMM model, the social-care estimation used both two-part and tobit models (also with predicted health utilisation and bootstrapping).The results indicate that for each additional pound1 spent on care homes, hospital expenditure falls by pound0.35. Also, pound1 additional hospital spend corresponds to just over pound0.35 reduction on care home spend. With these cost substitution effects offsetting, a transfer of resources to care homes is efficient if the resultant outcome gain is greater than the outcome loss from reduced hospital use. PMID:19206085

  7. To fractionate municipal solid waste incineration bottom ash: Key for utilisation?

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    Sormunen, Laura Annika; Rantsi, Riina

    2015-11-01

    For the past decade, the Finnish waste sector has increasingly moved from the landfilling of municipal solid waste towards waste incineration. New challenges are faced with the growing amounts of municipal solid waste incineration bottom ash, which are mainly landfilled at the moment. Since this is not a sustainable or a profitable solution, finding different utilisation applications for the municipal solid waste incineration bottom ash is crucial. This study reports a comprehensive analysis of bottom ash properties from one waste incineration plant in Finland, which was first treated with a Dutch bottom ash recovery technique called advanced dry recovery. This novel process separates non-ferrous and ferrous metals from bottom ash, generating mineral fractions of different grain sizes (0-2 mm, 2-5 mm, 5-12 mm and 12-50 mm). The main aim of the study was to assess, whether the advanced bottom ash treatment technique, producing mineral fractions of different grain sizes and therefore properties, facilitates the utilisation of municipal solid waste incineration bottom ash in Finland. The results were encouraging; the bottom ash mineral fractions have favourable behaviour against the frost action, which is especially useful in the Finnish conditions. In addition, the leaching of most hazardous substances did not restrict the utilisation of bottom ash, especially for the larger fractions (>5 mm). Overall, this study has shown that the advanced bottom ash recovering technique can be one solution to increase the utilisation of bottom ash and furthermore decrease its landfilling in Finland. PMID:26330401

  8. Effect of protein level on performance, nitrogen utilisation and carcass composition in finisher pigs

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    Nørgaard, Jan Værum; Hansen, Michael Jørgen; Assadi Soumeh, Elham;

    2014-01-01

    cages. Feed intake, gain and feed utilisation were not significantly affected. Plasma urea (P < 0.001) and urinary nitrogen (P = 0.01) decreased linearly by lowering CP. The weight of the carcass tended to increase linearly by reducing CP, but neither nitrogen retention nor carcass meat percentage and...

  9. Utilisation de la post-décharge d'un plasma micro-ondes d'air ou d'azote pour valoriser le méthane

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    Oumghar, A.; Legrand, J.; Diamy, A.; Turillon, N.; Ben-Aïm, R.

    1994-01-01

    La valorisation du méthane est réalisée dans la post-décharge d'un plasma microondes (2 450 MHz) d'air ou d'azote. Lorsque la décharge est produite dans l'azote, les principaux produits dosés sont l'acétylène, l'éthylène, l'éthane et l'hydrogène. Lorsque la décharge est produite dans l'air, on dose en outre le monoxyde de carbone. Le taux de conversion du méthane ainsi que la sélectivité des produits ont été déterminés en fonction des paramètres expérimentaux suivants : proportion méthane/gaz...

  10. Association between subjective memory complaints and health care utilisation: a three-year follow up

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    2009-09-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Subjective memory complaints (SMC are common among elderly patients and little is know about the association between SMC and health care utilisation. Thus, the aim of this study was to investigate health care utilisation during a three-year follow-up among elderly patients consulting their general practitioner and reporting subjective memory complaints (SMC. Methods This study was conducted as a prospective cohort survey in general practice with three-year follow-up. Selected health care utilisation or costs relative to SMC adjusted for potential confounders were analyzed in a two-part model where the incidence of use of a selected health care service were analyzed separately from the quantity of use for those that use the service. The former analyzed in a Poisson regression approach, the latter in a generalized linear regression model. Results A total 758 non-nursing home residents aged 65 years and older consulted their GP in October and November 2002 and participated in the present study. The adjusted probability of nursing home placement was significantly increased in subjects with SMC relative to subjects without SMC (RR = 2.3. More generally, SMC was associated with an increase in the cost of selected health care utilisation of 60% over three years (p = 0.003. Conclusion The data of this study indicated that in an elderly primary care population the presence of SMC increased the cost of health care utilisation by 60% over three years. Thus, inquiry into SMC may contribute to a risk profile assessment of elderly patients and may identify patients with an increased use of health care services.

  11. Factors influencing health care utilisation among Aboriginal cardiac patients in central Australia: a qualitative study

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    Background Aboriginal Australians suffer from poorer overall health compared to the general Australian population, particularly in terms of cardiovascular disease and prognosis following a cardiac event. Despite such disparities, Aboriginal Australians utilise health care services at much lower rates than the general population. Improving health care utilisation (HCU) among Aboriginal cardiac patients requires a better understanding of the factors that constrain or facilitate use. The study aimed to identify ecological factors influencing health care utilisation (HCU) for Aboriginal cardiac patients, from the time of their cardiac event to 6–12 months post-event, in central Australia. Methods This qualitative descriptive study was guided by an ecological framework. A culturally-sensitive illness narrative focusing on Aboriginal cardiac patients’ “typical” journey guided focus groups and semi-structured interviews with Aboriginal cardiac patients, non-cardiac community members, health care providers and community researchers. Analysis utilised a thematic conceptual matrix and mixed coding method. Themes were categorised into Predisposing, Enabling, Need and Reinforcing factors and identified at Individual, Interpersonal, Primary Care and Hospital System levels. Results Compelling barriers to HCU identified at the Primary Care and Hospital System levels included communication, organisation and racism. Individual level factors related to HCU included language, knowledge of illness, perceived need and past experiences. Given these individual and health system barriers patients were reliant on utilising alternate family-level supports at the Interpersonal level to enable their journey. Conclusion Aboriginal cardiac patients face significant barriers to HCU, resulting in sub-optimal quality of care, placing them at risk for subsequent cardiovascular events and negative health outcomes. To facilitate HCU amongst Aboriginal people, strategies must be implemented

  12. Selective habitat utilisation and impact on vegetation by African elephant within a heterogeneous landscape

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    2001-07-01

    Full Text Available Since 1992, a total of 33 elephants have been reintroduced to a 31 000 ha game-fenced section of the Songimvelo Game Reserve in the Barberton Mountainland, South Africa. The impact from elephant was assessed on the attainment of the primary management objectives which are the conservation of plant community and plant species diversity. A total of 160 semi-quantitative plots were systematically sampled along foraging paths. Vegetation was assessed in terms of dominant species composition and species utilised. Elephant activity is mostly confined to a rugged 1 200 ha portion of the reserve. Forest, thickets and woodlands are positively selected, whereas shrublands and grasslands are little utilised. A total of 73 woody species were recorded within the sample plots. Thirtynine of these species were utilised in the woodlands, 31 in the forest and thickets, and only 18 in the shrublands. Acacia ataxacantha, Dalbergia armata and Acacia caffra are ranked highest in dominance and in utilisation values. In contrast, Cussonia spicata and Pterocarpus angolensis are less common but are much selected. Continued utilisation at present levels could significantly threaten their persistence. These preliminary results indicate that the present low overall density of elephants relative to many other conservation areas already has a marked effect on certain plant species. Absolute elephant density figures are relatively meaningless within a heterogeneous landscape. The specific community and species make-up of the landscape needs to be taken into account for the determination of bounds to elephant numbers in order to ensure the maintenance of present plant species diversity levels.

  13. Utilisation du raisonnement géométrique pour la planification en robotique d'assemblage :

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    Théveneau, Pascal

    1988-01-01

    Utilisation du raisonnement géométrique pour la planification de mouvements en robotique. Utilisation de l'intelligence artificielle et de la modélisation géométrique pour la programmation automatique des robots. Cas des mouvements fins correspondants a un assemblage

  14. The use of high induction air dispersion tubing for fresh air supply in high-ceiling factories or buildings; Utilisation des tubes de dispersion d'air a haute induction en situation d'apport d'air neuf ou autre dans les usines ou batiments en hauteur

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    Dufresne, A. [Nad Klima, Sherbrooke, PQ (Canada)

    2010-03-15

    This article described a new air distribution system that was installed at the Transcontinental printing plant in Boucherville, Quebec to replace an inefficient system that required 8 coolers, 11 ventilators, 10 pumps and 4 air cooled condensers. The new NAD tube system operates on the principle of air injection, whereby a jet of air emerging from a nozzle creates a zone of depression to move large masses of air in any desired direction via small airflow jets. The objective of the retrofit was to reduce maintenance and HVAC energy costs and to resolve the problems of negative pressure in the building. With the new NAD tube system, all the equipment is grouped into one room. Exothermic cycles are used to heat or cool the air in the building for free using absorption coolers. The high induction air dispersing tube has several nozzles calibrated by software to move air at a very high speed. This creates turbulence to facilitate air exchange. The system has operated successfully, even on very cold days of -28 degrees C, without any condensation in the tube. The NAD tube system provides increased comfort for employees and does not require the use of fans. The payback period is 3.2 years without funding or 2.4 years with funding. 1 tab., 5 figs.

  15. La phonétique dans l'enseignement de l'anglais aux spécialistes d’autres disciplines : enjeux et priorités Teaching English phonetics to ESP students: issues and priorities

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    2011-03-01

    Full Text Available La phonétique est rarement enseignée à des spécialistes d’autres disciplines, car son utilité n'est pas toujours reconnue. Nous passerons en revue les arguments en faveur d'un tel enseignement, et nous discuterons de la nécessité ou non d'adopter un modèle anglophone. Puis nous chercherons quelles sont les priorités à établir dans un tel cadre, au niveau suprasegmental (intonation, accent, rythme comme au niveau segmental (voyelles et consonnes. L'idée d'un amalgame de diverses prononciations sera approfondie pour tenter de déboucher sur l'ébauche d'un programme spécifique s'adressant aux spécialistes d’autres disciplines.Phonetics is hardly ever taught to ESP students, because it is rarely considered as a priority. We shall first focus on the arguments in favour of such an approach, and the need to adopt a native English model will be discussed. We shall then consider the priorities that need to be addressed in such a framework, whether at segmental (vowels and consonants or suprasegmental level (intonation, stress and rhythm. The idea of creating an amalgam of various pronunciations is considered and will lead to a tentative syllabus aimed at ESP students.

  16. Antenatal Care Utilisation and Content between Low-Risk and High-Risk Pregnant Women

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    Yeoh, Ping Ling; Hornetz, Klaus; Dahlui, Maznah

    2016-01-01

    Background The purpose of antenatal care is to monitor and improve the wellbeing of the mother and foetus. The World Health Organization recommends risk-oriented strategy that includes: (i) routine care to all women, (ii) additional care for women with moderately severe diseases and complications, (iii) specialised obstetrical and neonatal care for women with severe diseases and complications. Antenatal care is concerned with adequate care in order to be effective. Measurement for adequacy of antenatal care often applies indexes that assess initiation of care and number of visits. In addition, adequacy of care content should also be assessed. Results of studies in developed settings demonstrate that women without risk factors use antenatal services more frequently than recommended. Such over-utilisation is problematic for low-resourced settings. Moreover, studies show that a substantial proportion of high-risk women had utilisation or content of care below the recommended standard. Yet studies in developing countries have seldom included a comparison between low-risk and high-risk women. The purpose of the study was therefore to assess adequacy of care and pregnancy outcomes for the different risk groups. Methods A retrospective study using a multistage sampling technique, at public-funded primary health care clinics was conducted. Antenatal utilisation level was assessed using a modified Adequacy of Prenatal Care Utilisation index that measures the timing for initiation of care and observed-to-expected visits ratio. Adequacy of antenatal care content assessed compliance to routine care based on the local guidelines. Results Intensive or “adequate-plus” antenatal care utilisation as defined by the modified index was noted in over half of the low-risk women. On the other hand, there were 26% of the high-risk women without the expected intensive utilisation. Primary- or non-educated high-risk women were less likely to have a higher antenatal care utilisation

  17. Elimination des métaux lourds par complexationadsorption en utilisant un ligand organique

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    2015-01-01

    L'eau constitue un élément fondamental en matière de pollution, puisque dans le cas des métaux, comme pour d'autres composés, elle favorise de nombreuses réactions chimiques. L'eau transporte les métaux lourds, et les insère dans les chaînes alimentaires (algues, poisson, etc.). Même si les métaux lourds sont le plus souvent présents à l'état de trace, ils n'en restent pas moins très dangereux, puisque leur toxicité se développe et leur nature est non dégradable. Devant cette situation de ...

  18. Chaînes logistiques et modèles d'affaires du commerce électronique
    Le cas de la vente en ligne de produits informatiques

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    Detchessahar, Mathieu; Journe, Benoit; Kessous, Emmanuel

    2003-01-01

    Le commerce en ligne de produits informatiques apparaît comme une activité en cours de structuration dans laquelle il est difficile de dégager des modèles d'affaires stables et d'en évaluer la performance. Les pratiques des sites de commerce électronique sont variées et plusieurs logiques d'agencement des supply chain existent: certaines font de l'industrialisation des process le principal moteur de la performance et standardisent au maximum les mécanismes de coordination à l'intérieur de la ...

  19. Proposition d'un système contrôlé par le produit pour le pilotage d'une plate forme de cross-docking : Intégration de la RFID

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    ALFATHI, NAJLAE; ABOULAID, HAJAR; LYAHYAOUI, Abdelouahid; BRITEL, MOHAMMED REDA; Sedqui, Abdelfettah

    2015-01-01

    Ce papier présente la problématique de la personnalisation de masse dans les processus de préparation de commandes des plateformes de cross-docking, et la simulation de l'impact de la RFID sur la performance des processus opérationnels préalablement modélisés. L'objectif de ce papier est de simuler le rôle de la RFID dans le pilotage des chaines logistique et leur contribution à créer des chaines logistiques intelligentes pilotées par le produit.

  20. Effet du stress hydrique sur la composition biochimique des huiles de quatre variétés de carthame (Carthamus tinctorius) produites dans la région orientale du Maroc.

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    Ben Moumen, Abdessamad; Mansouri, Farid; Fauconnier, Marie-Laure; Sindic, Marianne; Mihamou, Aatika; Elamrani, Ahmed; Serghini-Caid, Hana

    2013-01-01

    L'huile de carthame est produite sur une échelle relativement réduite dans certaines régions d'Afrique du Nord et du Moyen-Orient. Cette huile a été caractérisée dans différentes régions du monde et plusieurs expériences ont montré une grande variabilité en fonctions des variétés, des sols et des conditions climatiques.

  1. Utilisation de l'essai comete et du biomarqueur gamma-H2AX pour detecter les dommages induits a l'ADN cellulaire par le 5-bromodeoxyuridine post-irradiation

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    La Madeleine, Carole

    Ce memoire est presente a la Faculte de medecine et des sciences de la sante de l'Universite de Sherbrooke en vue de l'obtention du grade de maitre es sciences (M.Sc.) en radiobiologie (2009). Un jury a revise les informations contenues dans ce memoire. Il etait compose de professeurs de la Faculte de medecine et des sciences de la sante soit : Darel Hunting PhD, directeur de recherche (departement de medecine nucleaire et radiobiologie), Leon Sanche PhD, directeur de recherche (departement de medecine nucleaire et radiobiologie), Richard Wagner PhD, membre du programme (departement de medecine nucleaire et radiobiologie) et Guylain Boissonneault PhD, membre exterieur au programme (departement de biochimie). Le 5-bromodeoxyuridine (BrdU), un analogue halogene de la thymidine reconnu depuis les annees 60 comme etant un excellent radiosensibilisateur. L'hypothese la plus repandue au sujet de l'effet radio sensibilisant du BrdU est qu'il augmente le nombre de cassures simple et double brin lorsqu'il est incorpore dans l'ADN de la cellule et expose aux radiations ionisantes. Toutefois, de nouvelles recherches semblent remettre en question les observations precedentes. Ces dernieres etudes ont confirme que le BrdU est un bon radiosensibilisateur, car il augmente les dommages radio-induits dans l'ADN. Mais, c'est en etant incorpore dans une region simple brin que le BrdU radiosensibilise l'ADN. Ces recherches ont egalement revele pour la premiere fois un nouveau type de dommages produits lors de l'irradiation de l'ADN contenant du BrdU : les dimeres interbrins. Le but de ces travaux de recherche est de determiner si la presence de bromodeoxyuridine dans l'ADN augmente l'induction de bris simple et / ou double brin chez les cellules irradiees en utilisant de nouvelles techniques plus sensibles et specifiques que celles utilisees auparavant. Pour ce faire, les essais cometes et la detection des foci H2AX phosphorylee pourraient permettre d'etablir les effets engendres par

  2. LES RÔLES DE L'ORGANISATION PAYSANNE ET DE L'ACTION COLLECTIVE POUR LE RENFORCEMENT DES FILIÈRES DE COMMERCIALISATION DES PRODUITS DE «SPÉCIALITÉ LOCALE» LE CAS DU LONGANE «LONG» DE LA PROVINCE DE HUNGYEN AU VIETNAME

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    Nguyen, Tien Dinh; Dao, Duc Huan; Vu, Trong Binh; Le Duc, Thinh

    2010-01-01

    Le Vietnam est actuellement engagé dans un processus d'intégration économique internationale issue notamment de son adhésion récente à l'OMC. Ce processus inclut une ouverture croissante du secteur agro-alimentaire domestique à la concurrence des produits importés. Les exploitations agricoles familiales sont particulièrement fragilisées par ce nouveau contexte, en raison de le petite taille et du morcellement des superficies cultivables. Les moyens de renforcer la compétitivité des produits i...

  3. Factor substitution, and economies of scale and utilisation in Kuwait's crude oil industry

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    The cost structure of the crude oil industry in Kuwait has been examined, with specific focus on factor substitution, and economies of scale and utilisation. This has been done by estimating translog cost functions, both long-run and short-run, using time-series data covering the period from 1976 to 1996. The results indicate that the implied production structure is non-homothetic, and the pattern of scale effect is labour saving, but capital and material using. The evidence also supports the presence of an induced exogenous technical change, which is non-neutral (labour and capital using, and material saving). The elasticity of substitution between capital and labour is positive, implying that the two inputs are substitute. The results also indicate the existence of diseconomies of scale in the production of crude oil, but no economies or diseconomies of utilisation

  4. The management, utilisation and disposal of residues from coal-fired power plants

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    Kyte, W.S.; Lewis, M.D. [PowerGen plc, Coventry (United Kingdom)

    1997-12-31

    The generation of electricity from coal has been carried out for many years and the UK electricity generating industry has wide experience of the problems associated with the management, utilisation and disposal of ash. This paper outlines the way in which ash and fly ash is dealt with in England and Wales, and aims to show that when properly managed it does not create a significant environmental problem. It also shows that the ash produced can be utilised both as a secondary aggregate or as a raw material in the production of a wide range of beneficial products. Any ash which is not sold can be sent to landfill or used as a land reclamation material for returning land to agricultural or other beneficial use. Similarly, other by-products - such as gypsum from flue gas desulphurisation (FGD) - can also be put to use in the construction industry, and these uses are briefly discussed. 15 refs., 1 tab.

  5. Context-Aware Service Utilisation in the Clouds and Energy Conservation

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    Kiani, Saad Liaquat; Antonopoulos, Nick; Knappmeyer, Michael; Baker, Nigel; McClatchey, Richard

    2012-01-01

    Ubiquitous computing environments are characterised by smart, interconnected artefacts embedded in our physical world that are projected to provide useful services to human inhabitants unobtrusively. Mobile devices are becoming the primary tools of human interaction with these embedded artefacts and utilisation of services available in smart computing environments such as clouds. Advancements in capabilities of mobile devices allow a number of user and environment related context consumers to be hosted on these devices. Without a coordinating component, these context consumers and providers are a potential burden on device resources; specifically the effect of uncoordinated computation and communication with cloud-enabled services can negatively impact the battery life. Therefore energy conservation is a major concern in realising the collaboration and utilisation of mobile device based context-aware applications and cloud based services. This paper presents the concept of a context-brokering component to aid...

  6. Optimal Configuration of Discrete Fluid Power Force System Utilised in the PTO for WEC

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    Hansen, Anders Hedegaard; Pedersen, Henrik Clemmensen

    2016-01-01

    . Transferring from a continuous fluid power PTO-system to a discrete poses the question of configuration and control of the discrete fluid power system utilised in a wave energy converter (WEC). The current paper presents a method for determining the optimal configuration of a discrete fluid power force system...... for the PTO-system in a WEC. A model based optimisation is utilised to identify the system configuration leading to the highest energy output. It is shown how the time distribution of wave conditions affects the choice of system configuration. Based on the current paper the preferred PTO system......In the pursue of lowering the cost of energy for ocean wave energy devices the energy conversion efficiency of the Power Take Off (PTO) system has attained increased focus. A discrete fluid power force system has been proposed as a possible solution to improve the conversion efficiency...

  7. Energy and Greenhouse gas balances of the utilisation of biogas for energy

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    Nielsen, Per Sieverts; Karlsson, Kenneth Bernard; Holm-Nielsen, Jens Bo

    The utilisation of biogas for energy is an important part of the Danish energy plan for reducing Danish emissions of greenhouse gases. Implementation programmes for new biogas plants have been in operation since 1990, promoted by the Ministry of Environment and Energy. The focus of the...... biogas for energy. Two different Danish joint biogas plants are evaluated with the aim of determining the role of transportation and co-fermentation on the energy and the balance of greenhouse gases from the biogas fuel cycle......., however, be the scarce factor in a further development of the joint biogas plants in Denmark. The purpose of the present study is related to the discussion on the role of transportation in the biogas fuel chain. Transportation plays a central role in the assessment of environmental advantages of utilising...

  8. Utilising copper screen-printed electrodes (CuSPE) for the electroanalytical sensing of sulfide.

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    Thakur, Bhawana; Bernalte, Elena; Smith, Jamie P; Foster, Christopher W; Linton, Patricia E; Sawant, Shilpa N; Banks, Craig E

    2016-02-01

    A mediatorless sulfide electrochemical sensing platform utilising a novel nanocopper-oxide screen-printed electrodes (CuSPE) is reported for the first time. The state-of-the-art screen-printed electrochemical sensors demonstrate their capability to quantify sulfide within both the presence and absence of an array of interferents with good levels of sensitivity and repeatability. The direct sensing (using linear sweep voltammetry) of sulfide utilising the CuSPEs provides a mediatorless approach for the detection of sulfide, yielding useful analytical signatures that can be successfully quantified. The proposed novel protocol using the CuSPEs is successfully applied to the sensing of sulfide within drinking water exhibiting a high level of recovery. PMID:26815001

  9. The Moderating Effect of Ownership Structure on the Relationship between Free Cash Flow and Asset Utilisation

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    Takiah Mohd Iskandar; Rina Br Bukit; Zuraidah Mohd Sanusi

    2012-01-01

    Based on agency theory, ownership structure plays a role in monitoring managerial opportunistic behaviour. This study examines how different forms of ownership structures including foreign ownership, government ownership, and managerial ownership moderate the relationship between free cash flow and asset utilisation. This cross-sectional study involves companies listed on Bursa Malaysia. The results of a hierarchical multiple regression analysis show a negative relationship between free cash ...

  10. Accounting for the Utilisation of Energy Resources within the Genuine Progress Indicator

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    Cook, David

    2014-01-01

    This Master’s thesis critically examines the Genuine Progress Indicator (GPI), evaluating its robustness as an alternative measure of sustainable economic welfare. It is recognised that the GPI was initiated to mainly reflect strong rather than weak sustainability principles and embrace a Fisherian conception of income and capital. In the light of these two core understandings, this thesis reviews the GPI’s accounting methodology for the costs of non-renewable energy resource utilisation. It ...

  11. A record production from an integrated farming system utilising sewage enriched water

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    Rai, S.P.; A. K. Roy; Datta, A K; Das, C R; Ghosh, J. K.

    1996-01-01

    The results of experiments conducted on a pond dyke (655m²) in the Wastewater Aquaculture Division of the Central Institute of Freshwater Aquaculture, Rahara, during 1992-93 for maximising production through optimum utilisation of resources are communicated. Round the year intensive cultivation of okra (Abelmoschus esculentus), amaranth (Amaranthus gangeticus and A. viridus), water-bind weed (Ipomea aquatica), Indian spinach (Basella rubra), radish (Raphanus sativum), amaranth (Amaranthus vi...

  12. Utilisation of podiatry services in Australia under the Medicare Enhanced Primary Care program, 2004-2008

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    Menz Hylton B

    2009-01-01

    Abstract Background In 2004, as an extension of the Enhanced Primary Care (EPC) program, the Australian Government introduced a policy of providing Medicare rebates for allied health services provided to patients with chronic or complex health conditions. The objective of this study was to evaluate the utilisation of podiatry services provided under this scheme between 2004 and 2008. Methods Data pertaining to the Medicare item 10962 for the calendar years 2004-2008 were extracted from the Au...

  13. Quality assessment of oenological tannins utilising global selectivity chemical sensors array ("Electronic tongue")

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    Puech, Jean-Louis; Prida, A.; Isz, S.

    2007-01-01

    Oenological tannin is a common name for food additives containing tannins utilised in winemaking practices. The main taste feature of oenological tannin is the taste sensation of astringency and bitterness. In the present paper, samples of various oenological tannins (oak, chestnut, gall, tara, querbacho, grape seed and grape skin tannins) were analysed by means of a tasting panel, measuring the flavour attributes bitterness, astringency, body, duration of flavour and similarity with wine tan...

  14. Recent trends in utilising ionising radiations for nondestructive evaluation of materials (Preprint No. SP-3)

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    The various NDT techniques based on the use of ionising radiations can be broadly classified into radiography, radiation gaging techniques and analytical techniques. This paper highlights the state of art of these techniques along with their applications. While an effort has been made to cover the major techniques based on ionising radiations, many techniques utilising ionising radiations as xeroradiography, laminography, ionography etc, have not been dealt with due to their restricted applications. (author). 23 refs., 4 figs

  15. Utilisation of Formal Health Care and Out-of-Pocket Payments in Rural Bangladesh

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    Ahsan, Syed M; Syed Abdul Hamid; Shubhasish Barua

    2012-01-01

    This paper provides an analysis of the utilisation of formal health care and out-ofpocket (OOP) payments in rural areas of Bangladesh. The broader focus of the investigation is to gauge how far Bangladesh has to traverse to achieve universal health coverage (UHC). We used the data from the baseline survey (conducted in diversifi ed geographical locations on about 4,000 households) of a longitudinal research project (entitled Microinsurance, Poverty and Vulnerability) of the Institute of Micro...

  16. Treatment utilisation and trauma characteristics of child and adolescent inpatients with posttraumatic stress disorder

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    Traut, A.; Kaminer, D; Boshoff, D; Seedat, S; S. Hawkridge; Stein, D.J.

    2002-01-01

    Objective. Few empirical studies have addressed the impact of trauma exposure and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) on treatment utilisation and outcome in South African youth. This study was undertaken to document demographic, clinical, and treatment characteristics of child and adolescent inpatients with PTSD. Design. A retrospective chart study of all patients presenting to a child and adolescent inpatient unit was conducted between 1994-1996. For children and adolescents diagnosed with...

  17. Opportunities for early Carbon Capture, Utilisation and Storage development in China

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    Jansen, D. [ECN Biomass and Energy Efficiency, Petten (Netherlands)

    2013-01-15

    The outline of the presentation shows the following elements: China CCUS (Carbon Capture, Utilisation and Storage) policy, strategy and development status; International developments in CCUS; High-purity CO2 sources and potential EOR (Enhanced Oil Recovery) locations in China; Capture routes: (a) Separation technologies/processes, (b) CO2 purity specifications, compression and after treatment, (c) CO2 transportation options, (d) Associated Cost; Potential cost-effective full-chain CCUS projects in Shaanxi; Barriers to CCUS development in Shaanxi; and Conclusions.

  18. The utilisation of health research in policy-making: concepts, examples and methods of assessment

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    Buxton Martin J; Gonzalez-Block Miguel A; Hanney Stephen R; Kogan Maurice

    2003-01-01

    Chapter 1: Introduction and Background • The importance of utilising health research in policy-making, and therefore the need to understand the mechanisms involved, is increasingly recognised. Recent reports calling for more resources to improve health in developing countries, and global pressures for accountability, draw greater attention to research-informed policy-making. • For at least twenty years there has been recognition of the multiple meanings or models of research utili...

  19. Herbage utilisation efficiency of continuously stocked marandu palisade grass subjected to nitrogen fertilisation

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    Lilian Elgalise Techio Pereira

    2015-02-01

    Full Text Available Nitrogen fertiliser accelerates plant growth and increases herbage utilisation efficiency in continuously stocked temperate grass swards, indicating greater herbage production and harvest efficiency. There is no similar evidence, however, for tropical pastures. In this study we evaluated the morphogenetic responses, the patterns of defoliation and the efficiency of herbage utilisation of continuously stocked marandu palisade grass (Brachiaria brizantha (Hochst. ex A. Rich. Stapf. cv. Marandu maintained at 30 cm by cattle and fertilised with nitrogen. Treatments corresponded to four measures of nitrogen application (0, 150, 300 and 450 kg ha–1, and were assigned to experimental units (1,200 m2 paddocks according to a randomised complete block design, with four replications. There was a seasonal pattern of variation in the morphogenetic responses and in herbage utilisation efficiency (HUE characterised by higher herbage growth rates and HUE during late spring and summer. Nitrogen fertilisation increased both leaf appearance and elongation rates (around 60 % between non-fertilised and swards fertilised with 450 kg ha–1, p < 0.05, requiring higher stocking rates (average of 1.6, 2.6, 2.9 and 3.1 Animal Unit (adult animal weighing 450 kg ha–1 for 0, 150, 300 and 450 kg ha–1, respectively to maintain the management target. Although the frequency of leaf defoliation increased (with no change in defoliation severity - 56.1 ± 1.88 %, the leaf lifespan decreased, resulting in a similar number of defoliations during the leaf lifespan (average of 0.91 ± 0.069. This resulted in increased HUE only for the 150 kg ha–1 treatment relative to non-fertilisation (37.5, 48.1, 44.0 and 44.5 ± 2.25 % for 0, 150, 300 and 450 kg ha–1 N, respectively, indicating that with nitrogen fertilisation rates above 150 kg ha–1, there are compensatory mechanisms related to morphogenetic responses that buffer changes in utilisation efficiency.

  20. The IAEA activities towards enhanced utilisation, sustainability and applications of research reactors

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    This paper will give a brief introduction to the programmatic structure of the Research Reactor (RR) related activities of the IAEA sub-programme 'Research Reactors', under which the project on 'Enhancement of utilization and applications of RRs' will be presented in more detail. Both recent achievements and future planed actions will be reported with the major emphasis on RR utilisation related issues, specific applications of RRs, networks and coalitions, and assistance to the Member States (MS) planning their 1st RR. (author)

  1. Impact of utilisation of uncompleted handouts on power point presentations (PPT) in rural Indian medical institute

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    ROSHAN BHAISARE; BHAVNA KAMBLE

    2016-01-01

    Introduction: Note taking while attending a PPT requires high activity of memory and writing process which ultimately leads to what is called “death by power point” referring to boredom and fatigue. To overcome this we planned to evaluate the impact of utilisation of uncompleted handouts given prior to PPT presentations. Methods: Final year MBBS students were divided in 2 batches, batch A and batch B. For a set of lectures one batch was provided with handouts before le...

  2. Increased utilisation of existing biogas plants; Oekat utnyttjande av befintliga biogasanlaeggningar

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    Lantz, Mikael

    2007-09-15

    The purpose of this study is to analyse how existing biogas plants in Sweden could be utilised more efficiently, by increase the organic loading rate, and to calculate the cost efficiency of such measures. Biogas plants treating sewage sludge are currently operated with low organic loading rates and it is likely that there could be a considerable potential of increased utilisation of existing capacity. However, disposal costs of digested sewage sludge have a great impact on the economic result. Thus, the cost must be low, below 200 - 850 SEK/tonne DS, for co-digestion of sewage sludge and organic household waste to be economic competitive, compared to building of a new reactor. For co-digestion plants, using manure and organic waste as feedstock, it is not possible to say whether it is more economic to increase the utilisation of existing capacity or to increase the reactor volume. Therefore, more specific studies are required for individual plants and cases. Regarding the need for a more sophisticated monitoring and control of the biogas process, it can be established that the utilisation of sewage sludge digestion plants could be increased considerably without exceptionally high organic loading rates, thus probably without any additional monitoring and control. However, indicated prices for such applications are probably acceptable compared to establishing a new reactor. For co-digestion plants, the scope for investments is smaller and more dependent on the alternative cost for new reactors. Also, any process disturbances, which may appear even at low organic loading rates, could be very costly and result in costs in the same range as for monitoring and control equipment. Finally, the reader should observe that the analyses conducted here assume that funding and physical space for additional reactors is available at the existing site. If not, there could be situations where it is economic interesting to increase the organic loading rate although cost estimates

  3. Utilisation of Cellulose Waste for the Production a Chemical Intermediate of Economic Interest

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    Rojas-Cuellar, Tania Raquel

    2015-01-01

    economic interest, by Tania R. Rojas-Cuellar, submitted to The University of Manchester for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy, 2014.Currently biomass is considered to be one of the main options to substitute the fossil fuels. Nevertheless, bioenergy is not the only alternative use for organic waste materials. In recent years, the utilisation of cellulolytic waste from industries, such as the paper industry and agriculture (in fields and in processing plants), is considered to be a good sourc...

  4. Potentials and challenges for future sustainable grassland utilisation in animal production

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    Leiber, F; Jouven, Magali; Martin, Bruno; Priolo, Alessandro; Coppa, Mauro; PRACHE, Sophie; Heckendorn, F.; Baumont, René

    2014-01-01

    The paper highlights particular benefits and challenges coming along with ruminant production on permanent grasslands and rangelands. A threefold synergy is i) the utilisation of a nutrient source which is independent of arable land, ii) the ecological benefits of maintained permanent pastures and iii) the production of food with a high nutritional and sensory quality. However, a sustainable use of these pastures requires appropriate management, facing very different challenges depending on t...

  5. Variabilities in the mortality-related resource utilisation for congenital heart disease

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    Danford, David A; Karels, Quentin; Kutty, Shelby

    2016-01-01

    Objective Our objective was to characterise the divergence of effort from outcome in congenital heart disease (CHD) care by measuring mortality-related resource utilisation fraction (MRRUF) for various CHD lesions across institutions of differing volumes. Methods Study design was observational analysis of an administrative database, the Pediatric Health Information System (PHIS). The setting was inpatient; 2004–2013. Patients were ≤21 years old with atrial septal defect (ASD), ventricular sep...

  6. Utilising intrinsic robustness in agricultural production systems: Inventions for a sustainable development of agriculture

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    Napel, J. ten; Bianchi, F.; Bestman, Monique

    2006-01-01

    This paper explores the potential of utilising robust crops and livestock for improving sustainability of agriculture. Two approaches for dealing with unwanted fluctuations that may influence agricultural production, such as diseases and pests, are discussed. The prevailing approach, which we call the ‘Control Model’, is to protect crops and livestock from disturbances as much as possible, to regain balance with monitoring and intervention and to look for add-on solutions only. There are a nu...

  7. Access and utilisation of maternity care for disabled women who experience domestic abuse: a systematic review

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    Breckenridge, Jenna P.; Devaney, John; Kroll, Thilo; Lazenbatt, Anne; Taylor, Julie; Bradbury-Jones, Caroline

    2014-01-01

    Background: Although disabled women are significantly more likely to experience domestic abuse during pregnancy than non-disabled women, very little is known about how maternity care access and utilisation is affected by the co-existence of disability and domestic abuse. This systematic review of the literature explored how domestic abuse impacts upon disabled women’s access to maternity services. Methods: Eleven articles were identified through a search of six electronic databases and data ...

  8. Utilisation of CryoSat-2 SAR altimeter in operational ice charting

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    E. Rinne; Similä, M.

    2016-01-01

    We present methods to utilise CryoSat-2 (CS-2) synthetic aperture radar (SAR) mode data in operational ice charting. We compare CS-2 data qualitatively to SAR mosaics over the Barents and Kara seas. Furthermore, we compare the CS-2 to archived operational ice charts. We present distributions of four CS-2 waveform parameters for different ice types as presented in the ice charts. We go on to present an automatic classification method for CS-2 data which, after training wit...

  9. Measuring factors that influence the utilisation of preventive care services provided by general practitioners in Australia

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    Oldenburg Brian

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Relatively little research attention has been given to the development of standardised and psychometrically sound scales for measuring influences relevant to the utilisation of health services. This study aims to describe the development, validation and internal reliability of some existing and new scales to measure factors that are likely to influence utilisation of preventive care services provided by general practitioners in Australia. Methods Relevant domains of influence were first identified from a literature review and formative research. Items were then generated by using and adapting previously developed scales and published findings from these. The new items and scales were pre-tested and qualitative feedback was obtained from a convenience sample of citizens from the community and a panel of experts. Principal Components Analyses (PCA and internal reliability testing (Cronbach's alpha were then conducted for all of the newly adapted or developed scales utilising data collected from a self-administered mailed survey sent to a randomly selected population-based sample of 381 individuals (response rate 65.6 per cent. Results The PCA identified five scales with acceptable levels of internal consistency were: (1 social support (ten items, alpha 0.86; (2 perceived interpersonal care (five items, alpha 0.87, (3 concerns about availability of health care and accessibility to health care (eight items, alpha 0.80, (4 value of good health (five items, alpha 0.79, and (5 attitudes towards health care (three items, alpha 0.75. Conclusion The five scales are suitable for further development and more widespread use in research aimed at understanding the determinants of preventive health services utilisation among adults in the general population.

  10. Utilisation of podiatry services in Australia under the Medicare Enhanced Primary Care program, 2004-2008

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    Menz Hylton B

    2009-10-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background In 2004, as an extension of the Enhanced Primary Care (EPC program, the Australian Government introduced a policy of providing Medicare rebates for allied health services provided to patients with chronic or complex health conditions. The objective of this study was to evaluate the utilisation of podiatry services provided under this scheme between 2004 and 2008. Methods Data pertaining to the Medicare item 10962 for the calendar years 2004-2008 were extracted from the Australian Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS database and cross-tabulated by sex and age. Descriptive analyses were undertaken to assess sex and age differences in the number of consultations provided and to assess for temporal trends over the five-year assessment period. The total cost to Medicare over this period was also determined. Results During the 2004-2008 period, a total of 1,338,044 EPC consultations were provided by podiatrists in Australia. Females exhibited higher utilisation than males (63 versus 37%, and those aged over 65 years accounted for 75% of consultations. There was a marked increase in the number of consultations provided from 2004 to 2008, and the total cost of providing EPC podiatry services during this period was $62.9 M. Conclusion Podiatry services have been extensively utilised under the EPC program by primary care patients, particularly older women, and the number of services provided has increased dramatically between 2004 and 2008. Further research is required to determine whether the EPC program enhances clinical outcomes compared to standard practice.

  11. Blood utilisation in elective general surgery cases: requirements, ordering and transfusion practices.

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    Vibhute M

    2000-01-01

    Full Text Available AIMS: For elective surgeries, over ordering of blood is a common practice. This can be decreased by simple means of changing the blood cross matching and ordering schedule depending upon the type of surgery performed. The principle aim of the study was to improve the efficacy of ordering system for maximum utilisation of blood and formulation of maximum surgical blood order schedule (MSBOS for procedures where a complete cross-match appears mandatory. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We evaluated blood ordering and transfusion practices in 500 elective general surgical procedures at our institute. With the help of different indices such as cross-match to transfusion ratio (C/T ratio, transfusion probability (% T and transfusion index (TI, blood ordering pattern was changed in the next 150 patients. RESULTS: Out of 1145 units of blood crossmatched for the first 500 patients only 265 were transfused with non-utilisation of 76.86% of ordered blood. With the help of the indices the wastage was reduced in next 150 patients, i.e. from 76.86% to 25.26% and improved the utilisation of blood, i.e. from 23.14% to 74.74%. CONCLUSIONS: Change of blood ordering patterns with use of MSBOS can avoid the over ordering of blood.

  12. Adolescent mothers’ non-utilisation of antenatal care services in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe

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    C. N. Chaibva

    2009-09-01

    Full Text Available Adolescent pregnancies are high risk obstetric occurrences. Antenatal care (ANC provides opportunities to recognise and treat obstetric complications, enhancing the pregnancy outcomes for mothers and babies. The purpose of the study was to identify factors influencing adolescents' non-utilisation of ANC services in Bulawayo. The Health Belief Model (HBM was used to contextualise the study. A quantitative, non-experimental, descriptive research design was adopted, using structured interviews to collect data. Purposive, non-probability sampling was used to conduct structured interviews with 80 adolescent mothers from the postnatal wards who had delivered their babies without attending ANC. Factors influencing these adolescent mothers’ non-utilisation of ANC services included socio-economic issues, individuals' perceptions about ANC, limited knowledge about ANC, policies and structural barriers. However, these adolescents knew that delivering their babies with skilled attendance could enhance the outcomes for the mothers and babies, would help secure documents to facilitate the acquisition of their children's birth certificates, and that obstetric complications required the services of skilled midwives/doctors. Policy-related issues, such as requiring national identity cards from pregnant adolescents (or from their spouses prohibited some of them from utilising ANC services. There is a need to improve adolescents’ reproductive health outreach (including ANC programmes and to offer free ANC services in Zimbabwe. Restrictive policies, such as the required identity cards of the pregnant adolescents (or their husbands, impacted negatively on the accessibility of ANC services and should be addressed as a matter of urgency in Bulawayo.

  13. HIV counselling and testing utilisation and attitudes of male inmates in a South African prison.

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    Motshabi, Lelaka C; Pengpid, Supa; Peltzer, Karl

    2011-01-01

    The Department of Correctional Services Policy on the management of HIV and AIDS for offenders include voluntary counselling and testing (VCT) for HIV as one of the priorities in the rehabilitation of inmates. The aim of this study was to determine factors associated with the utilisation of VCT services in the correctional centres in terms of level of satisfaction, their experiences and expectations, and motivating factors and barriers for VCT utilisation at Losperfontein Correctional Centre, South Africa. This was a case control study (cases being those who underwent testing and controls those who did not) examining predictors of HIV VCT utilisation among 200 male adult sentenced inmates serving medium and maximum sentences. Results indicate that a poor health system (OR=0.34, 95%CI: 0.23 - 0.50) was inversely associated with HIV testing acceptance in prison, while age, educational level, population group, marital status, length of incarceration and access to HIV testing in prison were not associated with HIV testing acceptance in prison. Half of the participants (50%) agreed that VCT services are accessible and are promoted at their correctional centre. Most were satisfied with different components of VCT services, ranging from 79% (fair to very good) for 'the way he/she received you' to 62% 'clarified all your concerns'. This study demonstrated some challenges and benefits to the field of health promotion and HIV prevention in the correctional centres especially with regard to VCT services. PMID:23237725

  14. Ferdinand, Charles, Emile, Petar, Paul… et les autres* Pertinence, Cohérence et Permanence d’une grande idée De la Stylistique à L’Enonciation

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    Jacques Cortès

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available Charles Bally m’apparaît comme l’un des pionniers d’une approche intelligible et même lumineuse des « faits de langage1 ». Le titre de cet article et les citations en exergue visent simplement à montrer que la « famille intellectuelle » à laquelle il appartient, très vaste et diversifiée, reste toujours vivante et prolifique, même si - pour des raisons stylistiques d’humour qu’il aurait peut-être appréciées – je me suis limité à quelques prénoms dont les patronymes sont bien connus. Cet article n’a d’autre ambition que de remettre Charles Bally à la place historique indiscutable qui doit être la sienne dans l’évolution de la recherche en sciences du langage et de la communication.

  15. Causes de décès dans une zone rurale d'Afrique du Sud comparées à deux autres situations (Sénégal et France)

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    Garenne, Michel; Tollman, S.; Kahn, K; Gear, J.

    1999-01-01

    L'étude compare le profil des causes de décès dans une zone rurale de l'Afrique du Sud (Agincourt, 1992-1995) à une autre zone rurale d'Afrique de l'Ouest (Niakhar, 1983-1989) et à un pays développé ayant la même espérance de vie (la France de 1951). Cette comparaison permettra d'identifier les causes de décès ayant une fréquence particulièrement forte (ou faible) et par conséquent de dégager des priorités pour les futures actions de santé publique. Dans les deux sites africains, les causes d...

  16. L'implication des langues dans l'élaboration et la publication des recherches scientifiques l'exemple du français parmi d'autres langues

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    Blanchet, Philippe

    2015-01-01

    Pour certains, les langues sont des outils neutres sans liens (qu'ils soient nécessaires ou accidentels et historiques) avec des univers culturels, sans liens avec des façons de penser. Pour ceux-là, en tout cas, elles peuvent n'être que des outils quand on tient des discours scientifiques, ce qui implique une conception de la science comme étant neutre, objective, détachée du monde social. Dans cette vision, on peut sans encombre, y compris en sciences humaines, choisir n'importe quelle(s) langue(s) pour le faire. L'objectif de ce volume est de proposer une autre vision des rapports profonds

  17. Caractéristiques et spécificités du karst de la Montagne de Reims ; comparaison avec les autres karsts de contact lithostratigraphique de l’est du Bassin parisien

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    Lejeune, Olivier; Devos, Alain

    2013-01-01

    La Montagne de Reims est affectée par un karst de contact lithostratigraphique à l’image des autres karsts de l’est du Bassin parisien. Comme eux, il est également étagé et sous couverture forestière. Cependant, il présente certaines spécificités : c’est un karst de front de côte qui s’inscrit en milieu crayeux et se trouve perché au-dessus de la nappe de la craie. Il est également accompagné par des mouvements de terrain de type rotationnel qui conditionnent son évolution. The “Montagne d...

  18. Utilisation aspects of ashes and green liquor dregs from an integrated semichemical pulp and board mill

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    Manskinen, K.

    2013-09-01

    This thesis investigated the properties of bottom and fly ashes originating from a bubbling fluidised bed boiler (120 MW) using two different fuel mixtures (i.e. Fuel mixture A: coal, wood and peat; and B: wood and peat) and of the green liquor dregs originating from the associated semichemical pulp and board mill in relation to the potential utilisation of these residues from various aspects. The total concentrations of As, Cd, Cr, Cu, Ni, Pb, Zn and Hg in the bottom ashes were lower than the maximum allowable concentrations for these elements in forest fertilisers. The total Ca concentrations in bottom ashes A (2.4%; d.w.) and B (3.4%; d.w.) were lower than the legal requirement of 6.0% (d.w.) for ash used as a forest fertiliser. The total Ca concentrations in fly ashes A (6.4%; d.w.) and B (11.0%; d.w.) were higher than the minimum limit value of 6.0% (d.w.), but the concentration of As in fly ashes A (46.9 mg/kg d.w.) and B (41.3 mg/kg; d.w.) exceeded the maximum limit value of 40 mg/kg (d.w.). Only bottom ash B could be used as a forest fertiliser, provided some additional Ca is used. The bottom ashes both fulfilled the Finnish regulations on waste recovery in earth construction. Due to the elevated total concentration of PAH (23 mg/kg; d.w.) and extractable concentrations of Mo (3.9 mg/kg; d.w.) and Se (0.2 mg/kg; d.w.) in fly ash A, this residue cannot be used in covered structures. Due to the elevated concentration of PAH (90 mg/kg; d.w.) in fly ash B, this residue cannot be used in covered and paved structures. However, the utilisation of these residues as an earth construction agent is still possible, but an environmental permit would be required. According to the sequential extraction studies, extractable concentrations of most of the elements in the fly ash A were higher than those in the bottom ash A. The extractability of various elements, both in the bottom and fly ashes A, varied widely. Most of the elements did not occur as readily soluble and

  19. Physical and thermal waste utilisation in the nonferrous metal industry; Stoffliche und thermische Abfallverwertung in der Nichteisenmetallindustrie

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    Sowa, F. [DMT-Gesellschaft fuer Forschung und Pruefung mbH, Essen (Germany)

    1998-09-01

    In its amended form the German Household Waste Technical Code favours physical and thermal utilisation of wastes against dumping. Industrial processes offer various ways of utilising wastes with a high calorific value, e.g. in nonferrous metal production. Besides portraying this branch of industry in Germany the present paper investigates to what extent this topic has already found coverage and what potential it holds for the utilisation of wastes. By way of example it describes a successful demonstration of the physical utilisation of sewage sludge in lead production. [Deutsch] Die Neugestaltung der TA Siedlungsabfall favorisiert die thermische und stoffliche Verwertung von Abfallstoffen gegenueber der Deponierung. Moeglichkeiten fuer die Verwertung heizwertreicher Abfaelle bieten auch industrielle Produktionsprozesse, z.B. auch in der Nichteisenmetallerzeugung. Neben einer Charakterisierung der Branche wird untersucht, inwieweit dieses Thema bereits aufgegriffen worden ist und welches Verwertungspotential zur Verfuegung steht. An einem Beispiel wird die erfolgreiche Demonstration der stofflichen Verwertung von Klaerschlamm in der Bleierzeugung dargestellt. (orig.)

  20. Disparities in healthcare utilisation rates for Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Albertan residents, 1997-2006: a population database study.

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    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: It is widely recognised that significant discrepancies exist between the health of indigenous and non-indigenous populations. Whilst the reasons are incompletely defined, one potential cause is that indigenous communities do not access healthcare to the same extent. We investigated healthcare utilisation rates in the Canadian Aboriginal population to elucidate the contribution of this fundamental social determinant for health to such disparities. METHODS: Healthcare utilisation data over a nine-year period were analysed for a cohort of nearly two million individuals to determine the rates at which Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal populations utilised two specialties (Cardiology and Ophthalmology in Alberta, Canada. Unadjusted and adjusted healthcare utilisation rates obtained by mixed linear and Poisson regressions, respectively, were compared amongst three population groups - federally registered Aboriginals, individuals receiving welfare, and other Albertans. RESULTS: Healthcare utilisation rates for Aboriginals were substantially lower than those of non-Aboriginals and welfare recipients at each time point and subspecialty studied [e.g. During 2005/06, unadjusted Cardiology utilisation rates were 0.28% (Aboriginal, n = 97,080, 0.93% (non-Aboriginal, n = 1,720,041 and 1.37% (Welfare, n = 52,514, p = <0.001]. The age distribution of the Aboriginal population was markedly different [2.7%≥65 years of age, non-Aboriginal 10.7%], and comparable utilisation rates were obtained after adjustment for fiscal year and estimated life expectancy [Cardiology: Incidence Rate Ratio 0.66, Ophthalmology: IRR 0.85]. DISCUSSION: The analysis revealed that Aboriginal people utilised subspecialty healthcare at a consistently lower rate than either comparatively economically disadvantaged groups or the general population. Notably, the differences were relatively invariant between the major provincial centres and over a nine year period

  1. Factors that influence utilisation of HIV/AIDS prevention methods among university students residing at a selected university campus.

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    Ndabarora, Eléazar; Mchunu, Gugu

    2014-01-01

    Various studies have reported that university students, who are mostly young people, rarely use existing HIV/AIDS preventive methods. Although studies have shown that young university students have a high degree of knowledge about HIV/AIDS and HIV modes of transmission, they are still not utilising the existing HIV prevention methods and still engage in risky sexual practices favourable to HIV. Some variables, such as awareness of existing HIV/AIDS prevention methods, have been associated with utilisation of such methods. The study aimed to explore factors that influence use of existing HIV/AIDS prevention methods among university students residing in a selected campus, using the Health Belief Model (HBM) as a theoretical framework. A quantitative research approach and an exploratory-descriptive design were used to describe perceived factors that influence utilisation by university students of HIV/AIDS prevention methods. A total of 335 students completed online and manual questionnaires. Study findings showed that the factors which influenced utilisation of HIV/AIDS prevention methods were mainly determined by awareness of the existing university-based HIV/AIDS prevention strategies. Most utilised prevention methods were voluntary counselling and testing services and free condoms. Perceived susceptibility and perceived threat of HIV/AIDS score was also found to correlate with HIV risk index score. Perceived susceptibility and perceived threat of HIV/AIDS showed correlation with self-efficacy on condoms and their utilisation. Most HBM variables were not predictors of utilisation of HIV/AIDS prevention methods among students. Intervention aiming to improve the utilisation of HIV/AIDS prevention methods among students at the selected university should focus on removing identified barriers, promoting HIV/AIDS prevention services and providing appropriate resources to implement such programmes. PMID:25444096

  2. Barriers to utilisation of maternal health services in a semi-urban community in northern Nigeria: The clients’ perspective

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    Idris, Suleman Hadejia; Sambo, Mohammed Nasir; Ibrahim, Muhammed Sani

    2013-01-01

    Background: Low level of utilisation of maternal health services is a major factor responsible for high maternal mortality in northwestern region of Nigeria. This study was aimed at determining the barriers to utilisation of maternal health services from the perspective of mothers in northwestern Nigeria. Materials and Methods: A cross-sectional study of 150 mothers, selected through multistage technique, was conducted. Data were collected using a structured interviewer-administered questionnaire, and analysed using SPSS statistics 17.0. Results: Only 2.7% utilised preconception service, 98.7% antenatal care service (ANC), 24.0% delivery, 35.3% postnatal care and 14.0% utilised family planning service. Major reasons for non-utilisation of delivery service were not having a delivery complication in the past (57% (CI = 47.4-66.1)) and negative provider attitude (23.7% (CI = 16.4-32.7)). For non-utilisation of postnatal care, the major reasons were also not having a postnatal complication in the past (60.8% (CI = 50.4-70.4)) and negative provider attitude (27.8% (CI = 19.4-38.0)). As for non-utilisation of family planning service, the major reason was desire to have more children (32.6% (CI = 24.7-41.4)). Reasons for non-use of preconception care and ANC were not computed because respondents to these questions were not enough; only 6 (4.0%) were aware of preconception care in the first place and only 2 (1.3%) were not using ANC. Conclusion: Despite living near a health facility, most of the mothers were not using maternal health services. It is recommended that while there is the need to raise awareness on the utilisation of maternal health services, bring it closer to the mothers and make it more affordable, there is a more pressing need to improve its quality, especially through the alleviation of negative attitude of health care providers. PMID:23661896

  3. The effects of non-adherence on health care utilisation:panel data evidence on uncontrolled diabetes

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    Gil, Joan; Sicras-Mainar, Antoni; Zucchelli, Eugenio

    2016-01-01

    Despite size and relevance of non-adherence to health treatments, robust evidence on its effects on health care utilisation is very limited. We focus on non-adherence to diabetes treatments, a widespread problem, and employ longitudinal administrative data from Spain (2004-2010) to identify and quantify the effects of uncontrolled type 2 diabetes on health care utilisation. We use a biomarker (glycated haemoglobin, HbA1c) to detect the presence of uncontrolled diabetes and explore its effects...

  4. Formal home care utilisation by older adults in Ireland: Evidence from the Irish longitudinal study on ageing

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    Murphy, Catriona; B. Whelan; Normand, C.

    2014-01-01

    The aim of this study is to provide a population based estimate of the utilisation of publicly financed formal home care by older adults in Ireland and to identify the principal characteristics of those utilising formal home care. Data were collected through computer-aided personal interviews from a representative sample of community living older adults in Ireland. The interviews were conducted between 2009 and 2011 as part of the first wave of the Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA). ...

  5. Resource utilisation and costs associated with the treatment of diabetic foot ulcers. Prospective data from the Eurodiale Study

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    Prompers, L.; Huijberts, M.; Schaper, N.;

    2008-01-01

    Aims/hypothesis The aim of the present study was to investigate resource utilisation and associated costs in patients with diabetic foot ulcers and to analyse differences in resource utilisation between individuals with or without peripheral arterial disease (PAD) and/or infection. Methods Data on....... In view of the magnitude of the costs associated with in-hospital stay, reducing the number and duration of hospital admissions seems an attractive option to decrease costs in diabetic foot disease Udgivelsesdato: 2008/10...

  6. Utilisation of public eye care services by the rural community residents in the Capricorn district, Limpopo Province, South Africa

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    Mologadi D. Ntsoane

    2012-02-01

    Full Text Available Background: Visual impairment and blindness are major health problems worldwide, especially in the rural and remote areas of developing countries. Utilisation of eye care services is essential to reduce the burden of visual impairment and blindness, and it is therefore important that it is monitored.Objectives: The objectives of this study were to determine the level of utilisation of public eye care services and factors that might have influenced their usage in rural communities, Capricorn district, Limpopo Province, South Africa.Method: A population-based cross-sectional study design was used. Participants were residents in selected rural villages located within approximately 5 km of six Government hospitals. Following ethical approval and receipt of informed consent, a questionnaire with closed and open-ended questions was used to collect information on the utilisation of eye care services and factors that might influence utilisation. Descriptive statistics and Pearson’s Chisquare test were used to analyse and compare the data.Results: Many (62.7% of the respondents had used the government eye care services in the past. Over fifty-nine per cent (59.3% of them were satisfied with the services. Factors reported to influence utilisation (such as monthly income, knowledge of available services and the need for regular eye tests were positively associated with utilisation of eye care services in this study (p < 0.05.Conclusion: Utilisation of eye care services was relatively good, but varied significantly between sites. An awareness campaign by government and non-governmental organisations about eye care services may increase utilisation amongst rural communities.

  7. Disparities in bone density measurement history and osteoporosis medication utilisation in Swiss women: results from the Swiss Health Survey 2007

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    Born Rita; Zwahlen Marcel

    2013-01-01

    Abstract Background Although factors associated with the utilisation of bone density measurement (BDM) and osteoporosis treatment have been regularly assessed in the US and Canada, they have not been effectively analysed in European countries. This study assessed factors associated with the utilisation of BDM and osteoporosis medication (OM) in Switzerland. Methods The Swiss Health Survey 2007 data included self-reported information on BDM and OM for women aged 40 years and older who were liv...

  8. Needs-oriented discharge planning and monitoring for high utilisers of psychiatric services (NODPAM): Design and methods

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    Steinert Tilman; Klein Helmfried E; Freyberger Harald; Gaebel Wolfgang; Steffen Sabine; Puschner Bernd; Muche Rainer; Becker Thomas

    2008-01-01

    Abstract Background Attempts to reduce high utilisation of psychiatric inpatient care by targeting the critical time of hospital discharge have been rare. Methods This paper presents design and methods of the study "Effectiveness and Cost-Effectiveness of Needs-Oriented Discharge Planning and Monitoring for High Utilisers of Psychiatric Services" (NODPAM), a multicentre RCT conducted in five psychiatric hospitals in Germany. Inclusion criteria are receipt of inpatient psychiatric care, adult ...

  9. Vietnamese Immigrants in Brisbane, Australia: Perception of Parenting Roles, Child Development, Child Health, Illness, and Disability, and Health Service Utilisation

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    Tran, Uyen N. T. L.

    2012-01-01

    The limited research into Vietnamese immigrants suggests that this group may have different perceptions relating to parenting roles, child development, child health, illness, and disability, and differing patterns of health service utilisation. The author conducted a pilot study exploring how Vietnamese immigrants differ from Anglo-Australian in relation to these issues. The pilot, utilising a mixed quantitative and qualitative method, was conducted in Brisbane, Australia, with subjects being...

  10. Nouveaux types de liants routiers à hautes performances, à teneur en bitume réduite par addition de produits organiques issus des agroressources

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    Tachon, Nathalie

    2008-01-01

    Après avoir étudié le bitume et son utilisation en technique routière, nous avons cherché à substituer les fluxants pétroliers par des composés issus des agroressources. L’ajout au bitume chaud d’une émulsion d’huile végétale stabilisée par l’oléate de sodium permet une formation de mousse de liant bitumineux. En optimisant le taux de tensioactif, le rapport eau/huile et la quantité d’eau, nous avons mis au point une formulation de l’émulsion adaptée au moussage et qui permet d’augmenter le c...

  11. Valorisation des produits forestiers non ligneux des Plateaux de Batéké en périphérie de Kinshasa (RDCongo)

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    Biloso Moyene, Apollinaire

    2008-01-01

    La présente étude s’inscrit dans le cadre de la recherche d’une meilleure compréhension de l’analyse de la valorisation des PFNL des plateaux Batéké en périphérie de Kinshasa en vue d’envisager un mode d’exploitation qui garantisse la conservation et l’utilisation durable et d’apporter les éléments indispensables à la gestion des PFNL. Les enquêtes par sondages sur une base de 280 ménages ont été renforcées par 22 entretiens par focus group. Des observations directes sur le terrain, des enquê...

  12. Produits appropries et developpement egalitaire.

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    Baron C; Van Ginneken W

    1982-01-01

    ILO pub. Article reviewing the findings of case studies of consumer behaviour with a view to testing the validity of certain assumptions regarding consumer efficiency, effects of choice of technology and choice of product and the availability of labour intensive techniques in Bangladesh, Malaysia, Ghana and Kenya - discusses the theoretical aspects, and suggests provision of basic needs products at low prices, small scale industry promotion, research and development redirection, consumer educ...

  13. WHAT DRIVES TECHNOLOGY UTILISATION, LEARNING AND TRANSFER IN AGRICULTURE? LESSONS FROM NIGERIAN WOMEN FARMERS

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    Olajumoke ADEYEYE

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available This study examines the factors that drive technology utilisation, learning and transfer among women farmers in Nigeria. It assesses both modern and indigenous technologies used in farming activities. Three states were purposively selected from the six that comprise the South West geopolitical zone of the country. Structured questionnaire was administered to 180 women smallholder farmers who were randomly selected in equal proportion across the three states. Some 128 copies of questionnaire were retrieved representing a response rate of about 71%. The study reveals that majority of the women (about 67% use indigenous technologies while only a few (17% and 16% use modern technologies and a combination of both respectively. Family and friends are the main source of learning indigenous technologies while extension agents are the major source of modern. The study uses spearman correlation to determine the drivers of the dependent variables. Age, level of education, years of experience and learning intensity are significantly correlated with technology utilisation at 1% level of confidence while primary occupation and learning have significant correlation with technology learning at 5% and 1% confidence level respectively. The study also reveals that farmers’ age, experience and availability of learning system are have significant correlation with technology transfer. The study advocates the introduction of need and gender-specific new technologies. There is the need for integration of indigenous technologies into research so that it can be attractive to the older women. Also, farmers should be integrated into the technology development process. This will help in sustaining the rising interest of younger women in adapting modern and indigenous technologies in agriculture. The study also advocates the need for deeper and broader interactions among key actors, such as, R&D institutions, extension agents, NGOs, CBOs and farmers on the effectiveness

  14. An international review of the patterns and determinants of health service utilisation by adult cancer survivors

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    Treanor Charlene

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background There is a need to review factors related to health service utilisation by the increasing number of cancer survivors in order to inform care planning and the organisation and delivery of services. Methods Studies were identified via systematic searches of Medline, PsycINFO, CINAHL, Social Science Citation Index and the SEER-MEDICARE library. Methodological quality was assessed using STROBE; and the Andersen Behavioural Model was used as a framework to structure, organise and analyse the results of the review. Results Younger, white cancer survivors were most likely to receive follow-up screening, preventive care, visit their physician, utilise professional mental health services and least likely to be hospitalised. Utilisation rates of other health professionals such as physiotherapists were low. Only studies of health service use conducted in the USA investigated the role of type of health insurance and ethnicity. There appeared to be disparate service use among US samples in terms of ethnicity and socio-demographic status, regardless of type of health insurance provision s- this may be explained by underlying differences in health-seeking behaviours. Overall, use of follow-up care appeared to be lower than expected and barriers existed for particular groups of cancer survivors. Conclusions Studies focussed on the use of a specific type of service rather than adopting a whole-system approach and future health services research should address this shortcoming. Overall, there is a need to improve access to care for all cancer survivors. Studies were predominantly US-based focussing mainly on breast or colorectal cancer. Thus, the generalisability of findings to other health-care systems and cancer sites is unclear. The Andersen Behavioural Model provided an appropriate framework for studying and understanding health service use among cancer survivors. The active involvement of physicians and use of personalised care plans are

  15. Spatial modelling of healthcare utilisation for treatment of fever in Namibia

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    Alegana Victor A

    2012-02-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Health care utilization is affected by several factors including geographic accessibility. Empirical data on utilization of health facilities is important to understanding geographic accessibility and defining health facility catchments at a national level. Accurately defining catchment population improves the analysis of gaps in access, commodity needs and interpretation of disease incidence. Here, empirical household survey data on treatment seeking for fever were used to model the utilisation of public health facilities and define their catchment areas and populations in northern Namibia. Method This study uses data from the Malaria Indicator Survey (MIS of 2009 on treatment seeking for fever among children under the age of five years to characterize facility utilisation. Probability of attendance of public health facilities for fever treatment was modelled against a theoretical surface of travel times using a three parameter logistic model. The fitted model was then applied to a population surface to predict the number of children likely to use a public health facility during an episode of fever in northern Namibia. Results Overall, from the MIS survey, the prevalence of fever among children was 17.6% CI [16.0-19.1] (401 of 2,283 children while public health facility attendance for fever was 51.1%, [95%CI: 46.2-56.0]. The coefficients of the logistic model of travel time against fever treatment at public health facilities were all significant (p Conclusion This study demonstrates the potential of routine household surveys to empirically model health care utilisation for the treatment of childhood fever and define catchment populations enhancing the possibilities of accurate commodity needs assessment and calculation of disease incidence. These methods could be extended to other African countries where detailed mapping of health facilities exists.

  16. Comprehensive determinants of health service utilisation for mental health reasons in a canadian catchment area

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    Fleury Marie-Josée

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Introduction This study sought to identify factors associated with health service utilisation by individuals with mental disorders in a Canadian catchment area. Methods To be included in the study, participants had to be aged between 15 and 65 and reside in the study location. Data was collected randomly from June to December 2009 by specially trained interviewers. A comprehensive set of variables (including geospatial factors was studied using the Andersen's behavioural health service model. Univariate, bivariate, and multivariate analyses were carried out. Results Among 406 individuals diagnosed with mental disorders, 212 reported using a mental health service at least once in the 12 months preceding the interviews. Emotional problems and a history of violence victimisation were most strongly associated with such utilisation. Participants who were middle-aged or deemed their mental health to be poor were also more likely to seek mental healthcare. Individuals living in neighbourhoods where rental accommodations were the norm used significantly fewer health services than individuals residing in neighbourhoods where homeownership was preponderant; males were also less likely to use services than females. Conclusions Our study broke new ground by uncovering the impact of longstanding violence victimisation, and the proportion of homeownership on mental health service utilisation among this population. It also confirmed the prominence of some variables (gender, age, emotional problems and self-perceived mental health as key enabling variables of health-seeking. There should be better promotion of strategies designed to change the attitudes of males and youths and to deal with violence victimisation. There is also a need for initiatives that are targeted to neighbourhoods where there is more rental housing.

  17. Capturing stakeholders´ views on oil palm-based biofuel and biomass utilisation in Malaysia

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    Malaysia is the world′s second largest producer of palm oil and generates surplus palm biomass waste that can be used for bioenergy development. Malaysia aims to diversify its energy portfolio by investing into renewable energy mostly to reduce its reliance on fossil fuels. This paper captures synergetic and conflicting interests of key stakeholders, who play an important role in shaping the regulatory and business environment in Malaysia′s renewable energy sector. Particularly, this research analyses the perceptions of three stakeholder groups (government agencies, industry players, and non-governmental organisations) regarding palm-based biofuel and biomass utilisation in Malaysia by combining Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats (SWOT) analysis with an Analytical Hierarchy Process (AHP) framework. Overall, results show a greater sense of optimism among the three stakeholder groups for the development of palm-based biomass utilisation in Malaysia, compared to the development of first generation palm-oil based biodiesel. We discuss the findings in light of on-going debates and policy processes, highlighting some key issues that need to be addressed in order to meet oil-palm related targets set in Malaysia’s ambitious renewable energy plan. - Highlights: • Optimism of stakeholders is greater for palm biomass utilisation than palm biodiesel. • The negative overall outlook for palm biodiesel is perhaps a symptom of hindsight. • Palm biodiesel: strengths (18%), weaknesses (34%), opportunities (23%), and threats (25%). • Palm biomass: strengths (42%), weaknesses (23%), opportunities (15%), and threats (21%). • Views of stakeholder groups are relevant to meeting Malaysia´s renewables target

  18. Women’s perceived susceptibility to and utilisation of cervical cancer screening services in Malawi

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    Melanie Y. Hami

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available Background: Malawi provides cervical cancer screening services free of charge at some public health facilities. Few women make use of these cancer screening services in Malawi and many women continue to be diagnosed with cervical cancer only during the late inoperable stages of the condition. Objectives: The purpose of this study was to discover whether the perceived susceptibility to cervical cancer, amongst Malawian women aged 42 and older, influenced their intentions to utilise the available free cervical cancer screening services. Method: A quantitative, cross-sectional descriptive study design was adopted. Structured interviews were conducted with 381 women who visited 3 health centres in the Blantyre District of Malawi. Results: A statistically-significant association existed between women’s intentions to be screened for cervical cancer and their knowledge about cervical cancer (X² = 8.9; df = 1; p = 0.003 and with having heard about HPV infection (X² = 4.2; df = 1; p = 0.041 at the 5% significance level. Cervical cancer screening services are provided free of charge in government health institutions in Malawi. Nevertheless, low perceived susceptibility to cervical cancer amongst women, aged 42 and older, might contribute to limited utilisation of cervical screening services, explaining why 80% of cervical cancer patients in Malawi were diagnosed during the late inoperable stages. Conclusion: Malawian women lacked awareness regarding their susceptibility to cervical cancer and required information about the available cervical cancer screening services. Malawi’s women, aged 42 and older, must be informed about the advantages of cervical cancer screening and about the importance of effective treatment if an early diagnosis has been made. Women aged 42 and older rarely attend antenatal, post-natal, well baby or family-planning clinics, where health education about cervical cancer screening is often provided. Consequently, these women

  19. Counting the costs: Comparing depot medroxyprogesterone acetate and norethisterone oenanthate utilisation patterns in South Africa

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    Gray Andrew

    2001-06-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background In South Africa, where health care resources are limited, it is important to ensure that drugs provision and use is rational. The Essential Drug List includes depot medroxyprogesterone acetate (DMPA and norethisterone oenanthate (NET-EN as injectable progestagen-only contraceptives (IPCs, and both products are extensively used. Objectives and Methods Utilisation patterns of the injectable contraceptive products DMPA and NET-EN are compared in the context of current knowledge of the safety and efficacy of these agents. Utilisation patterns were analysed by means of a Pareto (ABC analysis of IPCs issued from 4 South African provincial pharmaceutical depots over 3 financial years. A case study from rural KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, is used to examine utilisation patterns and self-reported side effects experienced by 187 women using IPCs. Results IPCs accounted for a substantial share of total state expenditure on drugs. While more DMPA than NET-EN was issued, NET-EN distribution from 2 depots increased over the 3-year period. Since DMPA was cheaper, if all NET-EN clients in the 1999/2000 financial year (annualised had used DMPA, the 4 depots could have saved 4.95 million South African Rands on product acquisition costs alone. The KZN case study showed slightly more NET-EN (54% than DMPA (46% use; no significant differences in self-reported side effects; and that younger women were more likely to use NET-EN than DMPA (p = 0.0001. Conclusions Providing IPCs on the basis of age is not appropriate or cost effective. Rational use of these products should include consideration of the cost of prescribing one over another.

  20. Adaptation de Staphylococcus xylosus à la matrice carnée, impact des composés nitrosés et utilisation des sources de fer

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    Vermassen, Aurore

    2014-01-01

    Staphylococcus xylosus est couramment utilisé comme ferment dans les produits carnés pour son rôle dans le développement de la flaveur et de la couleur. Beaucoup de propriétés technologiques ont été caractérisées in vitro. Cependant, les mécanismes moléculaires mis en place par cette bactérie pour s’adapter à une matrice carnée et aux composés nitrosés, fréquemment ajoutés dans ces produits, étaient méconnus. Pour identifier ces mécanismes, des approches de transcriptomique globale ont été mi...

  1. Rational bioenergy utilisation in energy systems and impacts on CO{sub 2} emissions

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    Wahlund, Bertil

    2003-04-01

    The increased use of biomass in energy systems is an important strategy to reduce CO{sub 2} emissions. The purpose of this thesis has been to analyse the opportunities for Sweden to further reduce CO{sub 2} emissions in the energy system, by rationally utilising woody biomass energy. The characteristics of current commercially operating biofuel-based CHP plants in Sweden are surveyed and systematically presented. A consistent and transparent comprehensive reference base for system comparisons is given. Furthermore, the fuel effectiveness and contribution to CO{sub 2} reduction is calculated. The governmental subsidies of the CHP plants investment, expressed as cost of specific CO{sub 2} reduction, appears to be low. The competitiveness of biomass-fuelled energy production in relation to fossil-based production with carbon capture is analysed, showing that the biomass-fuelled systems provide a competitive option, in terms of cost of electricity and efficiencies. The remaining Swedish woody biofuel potential of at least 100 PJ/yr is principally available in regions with a biomass surplus. Transportation is therefore required to enable its utilisation in national and international markets. Refining the biofuel feedstock to pellets, or even further refining to motor fuels (DME, methanol or ethanol) or power, could facilitate this transport. Different options for fuel refining are studied and compared. The entire fuel chain, from fuel feedstock to end users, is considered and CO{sub 2} emissions are quantified. Substituting fuel pellets for coal appears to be the most cost effective alternative and shows the largest CO{sub 2} reduction per energy unit biofuel. Motor fuels appear more costly and give about half the CO{sub 2} reduction. Transportation of the upgraded biofuel pellets is highly feasible from CO{sub 2} emissions point of view and does not constitute a hindrance for further utilisation, i.e. the pellets can be transported over long distances efficiently with

  2. Comparison of self-reported health & healthcare utilisation between asylum seekers and refugees: an observational study.

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    Toar, Magzoub

    2009-01-01

    BACKGROUND: Adult refugees and asylum seekers living in Western countries experience a high prevalence of mental health problems, especially post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression and anxiety. This study compares and contrasts the prevalence of health problems, and potential risk factors as well as the utilisation of health services by asylum seekers and refugees in the Irish context. METHODS: Cross sectional study using validated self reported health status questionnaires of adult asylum seekers (n = 60) and refugees (n = 28) from 30 countries, living in Ireland. Outcome measures included: general health status (SF-36), presence of PTSD symptoms and anxiety\\/depression symptoms. Data on chronic conditions and pre or post migration stressors are also reported. The two groups are compared for utilisation of the health care system and the use of over the counter medications. RESULTS: Asylum seekers were significantly more likely than refugees to report symptoms of PTSD (OR 6.3, 95% CI: 2.2-17.9) and depression\\/anxiety (OR 5.8, 95% CI: 2.2-15.4), while no significant difference was found in self-reported general health. When adjusted by multivariable regression, the presence of more than one chronic disease (OR 4.0, 95%CI: 1.3-12.7; OR 3.4, 95% CI: 1.2-10.1), high levels of pre migration stressors (OR 3.6, 95% CI: 1.1-11.9; OR 3.3, 95% CI: 1.0-10.4) or post migration stressors (OR 17.3, 95% CI: 4.9-60.8; OR 3.9, 95% CI: 1.2-12.3) were independent predictors of self reported PTSD or depression\\/anxiety symptoms respectively, however, residence status was no longer significantly associated with PTSD or depression\\/anxiety. Residence status may act as a marker for other explanatory variables; our results show it has a strong relationship with post migration stressors (chi2 = 19.74, df = 1, P < 0.001).In terms of health care utilisation, asylum seekers use GP services more often than refugees, while no significant difference was found between these groups

  3. Practical operation strategies for pumped hydroelectric energy storage (PHES) utilising electricity price arbitrage

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    Connolly, David; Lund, Henrik; Finn, P; Mathiesen, Brian Vad; Leahy, M.

    2011-01-01

    In this paper, three practical operation strategies (24Optimal, 24Prognostic, and 24Hsitrocial) are compared to the optimum profit feasible for a PHES facility with a 360 MW pump, 300 MW turbine, and a 2 GWh storage utilising price arbitrage on 13 electricity spot markets. The results indicate that almost all (not, vert, similar97%) of the profits can be obtained by a PHES facility when it is optimised using the 24Optimal strategy developed, which optimises the energy storage based on the day...

  4. Comparison of self-reported health & healthcare utilisation between asylum seekers and refugees: an observational study

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    Fahey Tom

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Adult refugees and asylum seekers living in Western countries experience a high prevalence of mental health problems, especially post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD, depression and anxiety. This study compares and contrasts the prevalence of health problems, and potential risk factors as well as the utilisation of health services by asylum seekers and refugees in the Irish context. Methods Cross sectional study using validated self reported health status questionnaires of adult asylum seekers (n = 60 and refugees (n = 28 from 30 countries, living in Ireland. Outcome measures included: general health status (SF-36, presence of PTSD symptoms and anxiety/depression symptoms. Data on chronic conditions and pre or post migration stressors are also reported. The two groups are compared for utilisation of the health care system and the use of over the counter medications. Results Asylum seekers were significantly more likely than refugees to report symptoms of PTSD (OR 6.3, 95% CI: 2.2–17.9 and depression/anxiety (OR 5.8, 95% CI: 2.2–15.4, while no significant difference was found in self-reported general health. When adjusted by multivariable regression, the presence of more than one chronic disease (OR 4.0, 95%CI: 1.3–12.7; OR 3.4, 95% CI: 1.2–10.1, high levels of pre migration stressors (OR 3.6, 95% CI: 1.1–11.9; OR 3.3, 95% CI: 1.0–10.4 or post migration stressors (OR 17.3, 95% CI: 4.9–60.8; OR 3.9, 95% CI: 1.2–12.3 were independent predictors of self reported PTSD or depression/anxiety symptoms respectively, however, residence status was no longer significantly associated with PTSD or depression/anxiety. Residence status may act as a marker for other explanatory variables; our results show it has a strong relationship with post migration stressors (χ2 = 19.74, df = 1, P In terms of health care utilisation, asylum seekers use GP services more often than refugees, while no significant difference was found

  5. Composting of biological waste. Processes and utilisation; Bioabfallkompostierung. Verfahren und Verwertung

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    Gronauer, A.; Claassen, N.; Ebertseder, T.; Fischer, P.; Gutser, R.; Helm, M.; Popp, L.; Schoen, H.

    1997-12-31

    The project investigated environmentally compatible concepts for procesing and utilisation of biological waste by means of composting and spreading on agricultural and gardening plots. The project comprised three parts: Composting techniques, applications of compost in agriculture and gardening, and applications in landscaping. This volume comprises all three reports. (orig./SR) [Deutsch] Die umweltschonende Aufbereitung und Verwertung von Bioabfall durch Kompostierung und Rueckfuehrung auf landwirtschaftliche und gaertnerische Flaechen wurde untersucht. Dieses Projekt war dreigeteilt in die Bereiche der Kompostierung selbst, der Anwendung des Komposts in der Landwirtschaft und seiner Anwendung im Gartenbau sowie im Garten- und Landschaftsbau (GaLa-Bau). Die vorliegende Schrift enthaelt die genannten drei Teilberichte. (orig./SR)

  6. Impact of utilisation of uncompleted handouts on power point presentations (PPT) in rural Indian medical institute

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    Bhaisare, Roshan; Kamble, Bhavna

    2016-01-01

    Introduction Note taking while attending a PPT requires high activity of memory and writing process which ultimately leads to what is called “death by power point” referring to boredom and fatigue.  To overcome this we planned to evaluate the impact of utilisation of uncompleted handouts given prior to PPT presentations. Methods Final year MBBS students were divided in 2 batches, batch A and batch B.  For a set of lectures one batch was provided with handouts before lecture while the other ba...

  7. A modelling approach for tropical pig manure nitrogen utilisation and evaluation at the landscape scale

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    Intensive pig production units in the humid tropics excrete large and excessive amounts of manure daily. This manure is poorly handled in pond systems and under-utilised as a fertiliser resource. This may result in becoming an environmental hazard that contributes to greenhouse gas emissions and waterway pollution. The application manure as an organic substitute for mineral fertiliser in neighbouring annual or perennial cropping systems may provide a viable alternative to the problem. Optimising application rate and distribution of manure in neighbouring cropping systems would minimise environmental pollution loading and contribute to improvement of farm economics. (Author)

  8. Technical Training: Annonce de nouveau cours: Utilisation des fichiers PDF avec ACROBAT 6.0

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    CERN Technical Training 2005: Learning for the LHC! Un nouveau cours pratique sur Adobe Acrobat version 6.0 est proposé à l'ensemble du personnel par le service de l'Enseignement Technique, pour répondre aux besoins de formation des utilisateurs des documents PDF. La première session aura lieu le 1er mars 2005. Objectifs : Maîtriser les différentes fonctions d'Adobe Acrobat 6.0. Programme : Présentation d'Adobe Acrobat 6.0. Création de fichiers PDF depuis Microsoft Office et d'autres applications. Création de fichiers Postscript. Modification de fichiers PDF, enregistrement et exportation. Protection par mot de passe et par signature numérique. Navigation dans les documents : interactivité, vignettes et pages, signets, liens, articles, affichage et ouverture des PDF, recherche. Travail en commun: Ajout de commentaires, révision par messagerie électronique Dur&e...

  9. Estimating the optimal radiotherapy utilisation rate based on clinical guidelines and best available evidence and comparing it to current practice

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    It has previously been suggested that approximately 50% of all cancer patients should receive radiation. However, this estimate is not evidence-based. To estimate the ideal proportion of new cases of cancer that should receive external beam radiotherapy at least once during the course of their illness based on the best available evidence, and develop a model of radiotherapy utilisation that is useful for future changes in cancer incidence, stage at presentation and indications for radiotherapy. A systematic review of international guidelines on the treatment of cancers of the specific tumour-sites was undertaken. An optimal radiotherapy utilisation tree was constructed, depicting the indications for radiotherapy at various stages of cancer. The proportion of patients with clinical attributes that indicated a benefit from radiotherapy was obtained by inserting epidemiological data into the radiotherapy utilisation tree. The optimal proportion of patients with cancer that should receive radiotherapy was then calculated using TreeAge software The proportion of cancer patients in whom external beam radiotherapy is indicated was calculated to be 53% of all cancer. This estimate includes the following recommended optimal radiotherapy utilisation rates for the commonest cancers - breast 83%, lung 76%, prostate 60%, rectum 61%, melanoma 23% and gynaecological cancer 31%. Ideal utilisation rates for each cancer were compared with the published utilisation rates of radiotherapy in Australia and internationally over the last decade. Significant differences were found between the evidence-based recommended radiotherapy utilisation rate and the actual rates reported in clinical practice particularly for rectal and prostate cancer. This methodology allows comparison of optimal rates with actual rates to identify areas where improvements in the evidence-based use of radiotherapy can be made and provides valuable data for radiotherapy service planning

  10. Drug utilisation study in a tertiary care center: recommendations for improving hospital drug dispensing policies.

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    Mittal, Niti; Mittal, R; Singh, I; Shafiq, Nusrat; Malhotra, S

    2014-07-01

    Drug therapy accounts for a major portion of health expenditure. A useful strategy for achieving cost efficient healthcare is drug utilisation research as it forms the basis for making amendments in drug policies and helps in rational drug use. The present observational study was conducted to generate data on drug utilization in inpatients of our tertiary care hospital to identify potential targets for improving drug prescribing patterns. Data was collected retrospectively from randomly selected 231 medical records of patients admitted in various wards of the hospital. WHO Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical/Defined Daily Dose methodology was used to assess drug utilisation data and drug prescriptions were analysed by WHO core drug indicators. Antibiotics were prescribed most frequently and also accounted for majority of drug costs. The prescribed daily dose for most of the antibiotics corresponded to defined daily dose reflecting adherence to international recommendations. Brand name prescribing and polypharmacy was very common.78% of the total drugs prescribed were from the National List of Essential Medicines 2003. Restricting the use of newer and costlier antibiotics, branded drugs and number of drugs per prescription could be considered as targets to cut down the cost of drug therapysignificantly. PMID:25284928

  11. Predictors of podiatry utilisation in Australia: the North West Adelaide Health Study

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    2008-08-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Foot problems are highly prevalent in the community; however no large population-based studies have examined the characteristics of those who do and do not access podiatry services in Australia. The aim of this study was to explore patterns of podiatry utilisation in a population-based sample of people aged 18 years and over living in the northwest region of Adelaide, South Australia. Methods The North West Adelaide Health Study is a representative longitudinal cohort study of 4,060 people randomly selected and recruited by telephone interview. The interview included questions regarding healthcare service utilisation in the past year. Data were also collected on education, income and major medical conditions. Results Overall, 9.5% of the total sample and 17.7% of those who reported foot pain had attended a podiatrist in the past year. Participants who had accessed podiatry treatment were more likely to be female, be aged over 45 years, be obese, and have major chronic medical conditions (osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and high blood pressure. Those who reported foot pain but had not accessed a podiatrist were more likely to be male and be aged 20 to 34 years. Conclusion Only a small proportion of people who report foot pain have accessed podiatry services in the past year. There is a need to further promote podiatry services to the general community, particularly to men and younger people.

  12. Drug utilisation study in a tertiary care center: Recommendations for improving hospital drug dispensing policies

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    Niti Mittal

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Drug therapy accounts for a major portion of health expenditure. A useful strategy for achieving cost efficient healthcare is drug utilisation research as it forms the basis for making amendments in drug policies and helps in rational drug use. The present observational study was conducted to generate data on drug utilization in inpatients of our tertiary care hospital to identify potential targets for improving drug prescribing patterns. Data was collected retrospectively from randomly selected 231 medical records of patients admitted in various wards of the hospital. WHO Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical/Defined Daily Dose methodology was used to assess drug utilisation data and drug prescriptions were analysed by WHO core drug indicators. Antibiotics were prescribed most frequently and also accounted for majority of drug costs. The prescribed daily dose for most of the antibiotics corresponded to defined daily dose reflecting adherence to international recommendations. Brand name prescribing and polypharmacy was very common.78% of the total drugs prescribed were from the National List of Essential Medicines 2003. Restricting the use of newer and costlier antibiotics, branded drugs and number of drugs per prescription could be considered as targets to cut down the cost of drug therapysignificantly.

  13. Utilisation of steviol glycosides from Stevia rebaudiana (Bertoni) by lactobacilli and bifidobacteria in in vitro conditions.

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    Kunová, Gabriela; Rada, Vojtěch; Vidaillac, Adrien; Lisova, Ivana

    2014-05-01

    In the current study, eight strains of bifidobacteria and seven strains of lactobacilli were tested for their ability to grow in the presence of rebaudioside A and steviol glycosides from the sweetener Natusweet M001 originating from herb Stevia rebaudiana (Bertoni). Stevia is gaining popularity as a natural, non-caloric sugar substitute, and recently, it was allowed as a food additive by European Union too. Utilisation of steviol glycosides by intestinal microbiota suggests that they might have potential prebiotic effect. Based on the evaluation of bacterial density and pH values in our in vitro study, it was found that lactobacilli and bifidobacteria tested were able to utilise steviol glycosides as a carbon source only to a very limited extent. All strains tested showed significantly lower change in the absorbance A540 (P < 0.05) and pH decrease of the growth media as compared with the positive controls (medium containing glucose as a carbon source and de Man Rogosa Sharpe broth). We concluded that a suggested prebiotic effect was not confirmed either in the case of rebaudioside A or in the case of the sweetener Natusweet M001 containing a mixture of steviol glycosides. PMID:24249153

  14. Waste Metal For Improving Concrete Performance And Utilisation As An Alternative Of Reinforcement Bar

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    Full Text Available Waste material disposal is considered as a difficult issue to adopt in current world. Waste metal, which has been recognised as a major problem in the environment and resource deficiency, could have important implications in the concrete construction industries. Waste metal utilisation in construction of reinforced cement concrete (RCC works is immerging in recent time. Construction industries are looking for cost effective structural materials and utilisation of renewable materials. Metal waste such as chips of tin, still and other metal fragments which is abandoned and spread in the environment could be utilize as a replacement of traditional steel reinforcement bar in the RCC. In this experiment, three different types of waste metal have been compared with commercial 40, 60 and 72 graded steel reinforcement bar. Compressive strength class of C25 concrete was used in the experiment and mechanical properties of concrete incorporating different waste metal were investigated in the first stage. Finally, three-point bend test on short beam was performed to compare their performances. Smaller metal fragments has shown better performance through micro crack bridging in concrete during loading stage and hence better than ordinary reinforcement concrete structure in some extent.

  15. The utilisation of two detectors for the determination of water in honey using headspace gas chromatography.

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    Frink, Lillian A; Armstrong, Daniel W

    2016-08-15

    A headspace gas chromatography (HSGC) method was developed for the determination of water content in honey. This method was shown to work with five different honey varieties which had a range of water from 14-16%. It also utilised two different detectors, the thermal conductivity detector (TCD) and the barrier discharge ionisation detector (BID). This method needs no heating pretreatment step as in the current leading method, (i.e. the measurement of refractive index). The solvent-free procedure negates the possibility of solvent-compound interactions as well as solubility limitations, as is common with Karl Fischer titrations. It was also apparent that the classic loss on drying method consistently and substantially produced results that were lower than the correct values. This approach is shown to be rapid, with an analysis time of 4 min when using the TCD detector and under 3 min when utilising the BID detector. HSGC is feasible for the determination of water due to the new PEG-linked geminal dicationic ionic-liquid-coated GC capillary column. In addition it provides accurate and precise determinations of the water content in honey. When using the sensitive BID detector, other trace volatile compounds are observed as well. PMID:27006209

  16. Technical feasibility assessment of oleic sunflower methyl ester utilisation in Diesel bus engines

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    This paper describes the results obtained while testing the technical feasibility of using oleic sunflower methyl ester (SME) blended with Diesel fuel in proportions up to 30% in an unmodified Diesel bus engine. Vegetable oils methyl esters blended with Diesel oil are commonly used in compression ignition engines. However, R and D background information on the practical use of traditional sunflower oil derivatives is sparse. The present results include evaluation of the engine performance and fuel consumption and gaseous concentrations (CO and NOx) in the exhaust gas. The exhaust gas opacity while using Diesel/SME blends and Diesel fuel was also compared. The collected data show that oleic SME utilisation did not lead to a deterioration of engine performance or to an increase in fuel consumption. Furthermore, significant increases of NOx and CO concentrations in the exhaust gas derived from SME utilisation were not detected. The smoke opacity was slightly reduced when SME was used in the proportion of 30%. The experimental testing seems to indicate that oleic SME is a suitable replacement for Diesel fuel and can be used safely in compression ignition engines in proportions as high as 30%. (Author)

  17. Technical feasibility assessment of oleic sunflower methyl ester utilisation in Diesel bus engines

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    This paper describes the results obtained while testing the technical feasibility of using oleic sunflower methyl ester (SME) blended with Diesel fuel in proportions up to 30% in an unmodified Diesel bus engine. Vegetable oils methyl esters blended with Diesel oil are commonly used in compression ignition engines. However, R and D background information on the practical use of traditional sunflower oil derivatives is sparse. The present results include evaluation of the engine performance and fuel consumption and gaseous concentrations (CO and NOX) in the exhaust gas. The exhaust gas opacity while using Diesel/SME blends and Diesel fuel was also compared. The collected data show that oleic SME utilisation did not lead to a deterioration of engine performance or to an increase in fuel consumption. Furthermore, significant increases of NOX and CO concentrations in the exhaust gas derived from SME utilisation were not detected. The smoke opacity was slightly reduced when SME was used in the proportion of 30%. The experimental testing seems to indicate that oleic SME is a suitable replacement for Diesel fuel and can be used safely in compression ignition engines in proportions as high as 30%

  18. Le Traitement de l'information dans le processus de prise de décision du consommateur: le cas de la traçabilité des produits alimentaires

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    Halawany-Darson, Rafia

    2010-01-01

    De nos jours, la traçabilité des produits alimentaires s'est imposée comme un facteur de compétitivité dans le secteur agroalimentaire, tout en étant obligatoire depuis janvier 2005. Face aux multiples crises alimentaires et aux productions de masse, le consommateur, situé au terme de la chaîne d'approvisionnement, ressent un besoin de transparence. La traçabilité est donc devenue un élément essentiel pour assurer la qualité et la sécurité de la production et la fiabilité de l'étiquetage et d...

  19. Liens entre les propriétés statistiques et dynamiques des fragments produits lors des collisions d'ions lourds autour de l'énergie de Fermi.

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    2009-01-01

    Les propriétés des fragments produits lors des collisions d'ions lourds autour de l'énergie de Fermi ont été étudiées à travers le degré de liberté d'isospin. La première partie de cette étude est basée sur une approche de gaz sur réseau, où le système est consti- tué de deux types de particules (neutron, proton) subissant une interaction coulombienne et dépendante de l'isospin. Le diagramme des phases de ce système présente trois phases (liquide, fission, gaz). L'énergétique de la phase liqu...

  20. Développement et modélisation d'un spectromètre multidétecteur Ge/Si pour la détection des ultra-traces de produits de fission dans l'environnement

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    Cagniant, Antoine

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    Dans le cadre de la vérification du Traité d'Interdiction Complète des Essais nucléaires (TICE), la mesure des traces de produits de fission dans l'environnement est fondamentale. Ces mesures sont des indicateurs indéniables du caractère nucléaire d'une explosion. Afin d'améliorer ses capacités de mesures, le CEA/DAM-Ile de France s'est équipé d'un nouveau spectromètre de surface. Ce spectromètre, baptisé GAMMA3, est équipé de trois détecteurs au germanium, de deux détecteurs au silicium (int...

  1. Etude du vent ionique produit par décharge couronne à pression atmosphérique pour le contrôle d'écoulement aérodynamique

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    Bérard, Philippe

    2008-01-01

    L'étude a porté sur le vent ionique produit par une décharge couronne créée par deux électrodes reliées aux bornes d'une alimentation haute tension, en vue de comprendre les phénomènes à la base du vent ionique et les paramètres quicontrôlent sa vitesse dans l'air à pression atmosphérique. Une étude paramétrique est réalisée sur la distance inter-électrodes, lediamètre et le matériau des électrodes, la tension, sa polarité, le courant et le gaz. En parallèle, un modèle numérique bidimensionne...

  2. Modélisation et ordonnancement d'une chaîne logistique multi-sites multi-produits Cas d'une industrie laitière

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    Touil, Achraf; Echchtabi, Abdelwahed; Charkaoui, Abdelkabir

    2015-01-01

    International audience En raison de l'augmentation de la diversité des demandes de la demande, les environnements de fabrication actuels ont été décalés d'une chaîne logistique traditionnelle avec un seul site et un marché vers des chaînes plus flexible couvrant plusieurs sites pour servir plusieurs marchés. Dans cet article, le problème d'ordonnancement de la production et la planification de la distribution pour les usines laitières multi produits est considéré. Un modèle basé sur la pro...

  3. Exploitation de la demande prévisionnelle pour le pilotage des flux amont d'une chaîne logistique dédiée à la production de masse de produits fortement diversifiés

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    Sali, Mustapha

    2012-01-01

    Dans cette thèse, nous nous sommes intéressés au mode d’exploitation de la demande prévisionnelle pour le pilotage des flux amont dans un contexte de production de masse de produits fortement diversifiés et de dispersion géographique des unités de production. Lorsque l’information prévisionnelle est mal exploitée, des phénomènes, similaires à l’effet coup de fouet connu en chaîne logistique aval, apparaissent en chaîne logistique amont altérant durablement sa performance. Dans le but de contr...

  4. Construction et utilisation de la sémantique dans le cadre de l'annotation automatique d'images

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    Millet, Christophe

    2008-01-01

    L'annotation automatique d'images est un domaine du traitement d'images permettant d'associer automatiquement des mots-clés ou du texte à des images à partir de leur contenu afin de pouvoir ensuite rechercher des images par requête textuelle. L'annotation automatique d'images cherche à combler les lacunes des deux autres approches actuelles permettant la recherche d'images à partir de requête textuelle. La première consiste à annoter manuellement les images, ce qui n'est plus envisageable ave...

  5. Disparities in bone density measurement history and osteoporosis medication utilisation in Swiss women: results from the Swiss Health Survey 2007

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    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Although factors associated with the utilisation of bone density measurement (BDM and osteoporosis treatment have been regularly assessed in the US and Canada, they have not been effectively analysed in European countries. This study assessed factors associated with the utilisation of BDM and osteoporosis medication (OM in Switzerland. Methods The Swiss Health Survey 2007 data included self-reported information on BDM and OM for women aged 40 years and older who were living in private households. Multivariable logistic regression analysis was used to identify sociodemographic, socioeconomic, healthcare-related and osteoporosis risk factors associated with BDM and OM utilisation. Results The lifetime prevalence of BDM was 25.6% (95% CI: 24.3-26.9% for women aged 40 years and older. BDM utilisation was associated with most sociodemographic factors, all the socioeconomic and healthcare-related factors, and with major osteoporosis risk factors analysed. The prevalence of current OM was 7.8% (95% CI: 7.0-8.6% and it was associated with some sociodemographic and most healthcare-related factors but only with one socioeconomic factor. Conclusions In Swiss women, ever having had a BDM and current OM were low and utilisation disparities exist according to sociodemographic, socioeconomic and healthcare-related factors. This might foster further health inequalities. The reasons for these findings should be addressed in further studies of the elderly women, including those living in institutions.

  6. Les autres Irakiens : émigrés et exilés d’avant 2003 en Jordanie et leurs récits d’appartenance (Une recherche en cours

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    Hala Fattah

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    Full Text Available Cet article s’intéresse à une importante minorité de la communauté irakienne exilée à Amman (Jordanie, à savoir la génération des années 1950. Après une brève présentation de l’histoire de l’émigration irakienne en Jordanie, l’auteur évoque les quelques travaux sociologiques sur les Irakiens à Amman et dans les autres villes jordaniennes. La seconde section de l’article est consacrée à l’analyse de la manière dont cette génération formule l’identité ou les identités irakiennes, la question communautaire, celle des droits des femmes et la notion de gouvernance. Bien qu’il s’agisse d’une étude à ses débuts, l’exploration par l’auteur de cette histoire orale introduit des nuances passionnantes à notre connaissance de l’histoire irakienne, qu’elle s’efforce de relier (de façon encore impressionniste au récit plus large de la mémoire irakienne.

  7. Implementation and utilisation of community-based mortality surveillance: a case study from Chad

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    Bowden Sarah

    2012-11-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Prospective surveillance is a recognised approach for measuring death rates in humanitarian emergencies. However, there is limited evidence on how such surveillance should optimally be implemented and on how data are actually used by agencies. This case study investigates the implementation and utilisation of mortality surveillance data by Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF in eastern Chad. We aimed to describe and analyse the community-based mortality surveillance system, trends in mortality data and the utilisation of these data to guide MSF’s operational response. Methods The case study included 5 MSF sites including 2 refugee camps and 3 camps for internally displaced persons (IDPs. Data were obtained through key informant interviews and systematic review of MSF operational reports from 2004–2008. Results Mortality data were collected using community health workers (CHWs. Mortality generally decreased progressively. In Farchana and Breidjing refugee camps, crude death rates (CDR decreased from 0.9 deaths per 10,000 person-days in 2004 to 0.2 in 2008 and from 0.7 to 0.1, respectively. In Gassire, Ade and Kerfi IDP camps, CDR decreased from 0.4 to 0.04, 0.3 to 0.04 and 1.0 to 0.3. Death rates among children under 5 years (U5DR followed similar trends. CDR and U5DR crossed emergency thresholds in one site, Kerfi, where CDR rapidly rose to 2.1 and U5DR to 7.9 in July 2008 before rapidly decreasing to below emergency levels by September 2008. Discussion Mortality data were used regularly to monitor population health status and on two occasions as a tool for advocacy. Lessons learned included the need for improved population estimates and standardized reporting procedures for improved data quality and dissemination; the importance of a simple and flexible model for data collection; and greater investment in supervising CHWs. Conclusions This model of community based mortality surveillance can be adapted and used by

  8. Blood transfusion is associated with increased resource utilisation, morbidity and mortality in cardiac surgery

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    Scott Bharathi

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available The purpose of the present investigation was to examine the impact of blood transfusion on resource utilisation, morbidity and mortality in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass graft (CABG surgery at a major university hospital. The resources we examined are time to extubation, intensive care unit length of stay (ICULOS and postoperative length of stay (PLOS. We further examined the impact of number of units of packed red blood cells (PRBCs transfused during PLOS. This is a retrospective observational study and includes 1746 consecutive male and female patients undergoing primary CABG (on- and off-pump at our institution. Of these, 1067 patients received blood transfusions, while 677 did not. The data regarding the demography, blood transfusion, resource utilisation, morbidity and mortality were collected from the records of patients undergoing CABG over a period of three years. The mean time to extubation following surgery was 8.0 h for the transfused group and 4.3 h for the nontransfused group ( P ≤ 0.001. The mean ICULOS for the transfused group was 1.6 d and 1.2 d for the nontransfused group ( P < 0.001. The PLOS was 7.2 d for the transfused group and 4.3 d for no-transfused cohorts ( P ≤ 0.001. In all patients and in patients with no preoperative morbidity, partial correlation coefficients were used to examine the effects of transfusion on mortality, time to extubation, ICULOS and PLOS. Linear regression model was used to assess the effect of number of PRBC units transfused on PLOS. We noted that PLOS increased with the number of PRBCs units transfused. Transfusion is significantly correlated with the increased time to extubation, ICULOS, PLOS and mortality. The transfused patients had significantly more postoperative complications than their nontransfused counterparts ( P ≤ 0.001. The 30-day hospital mortality was 3.1% for the transfused group with no deaths in the nontransfused group ( P ≤ 0.001. We conclude that the CABG

  9. Utilisation and costs of nursing agencies in the South African public health sector, 2005–2010

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    Laetitia C. Rispel

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Background: Globally, insufficient information exists on the costs of nursing agencies, which are temporary employment service providers that supply nurses to health establishments and/or private individuals. Objective: The aim of the study was to determine the utilisation and direct costs of nursing agencies in the South African public health sector. Design: A survey of all nine provincial health departments was conducted to determine utilisation and management of nursing agencies. The costs of nursing agencies were assumed to be equivalent to expenditure. Provincial health expenditure was obtained for five financial years (2005/6–2009/10 from the national Basic Accounting System database, and analysed using Microsoft Excel. Each of the 166,466 expenditure line items was coded. The total personnel and nursing agency expenditure was calculated for each financial year and for each province. Nursing agency expenditure as a percentage of the total personnel expenditure was then calculated. The nursing agency expenditure for South Africa is the total of all provincial expenditure. The 2009/10 annual government salary scales for different categories of nurses were used to calculate the number of permanent nurses who could have been employed in lieu of agency expenditure. All expenditure is expressed in South African rands (R; US$1 ∼ R7, 2010 prices. Results: Only five provinces reported utilisation of nursing agencies, but all provinces showed agency expenditure. In the 2009/10 financial year, R1.49 billion (US$212.64 million was spent on nursing agencies in the public health sector. In the same year, agency expenditure ranged from a low of R36.45 million (US$5.20 million in Mpumalanga Province (mixed urban-rural to a high of R356.43 million (US$50.92 million in the Eastern Cape Province (mixed urban-rural. Agency expenditure as a percentage of personnel expenditure ranged from 0.96% in KwaZulu-Natal Province (mixed urban-rural to 11.96% in the

  10. Mesure de la Polarisation des Lambda Produits dans les Collisions Positron-Electron AU Lep a L'aide du Detecteur Opal

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    Le Modele Standard est le cadre theorique general qui, jusqu'a present, a permis l'interpretation de tous les resultats experimentaux en physique des hautes energies. Cette theorie decrit, entre autres, la production d'une paire de particules elementaires, formee d'un quark et d'un antiquark, a partir de la desintegration de l'un des bosons mediateurs de l'interaction faible, le Z^0. Cependant, dans ce cas precis, la transformation subsequente des quarks primaires en particules reelles, un processus appele hadronisation, n'est decrite qu'a l'aide de modeles phenomenologiques. Afin de sonder les mecanismes de l'hadronisation, cette these presente la mesure du transfert du spin d'un quark etrange primaire a une particule appelee Lambda lors des desintegrations hadroniques du Z^0. L'etude a ete realisee dans le cadre de la collaboration OPAL, une des quatre experiences menees au collisionneur LEP, la ou des electrons et des positrons sont acceleres jusqu'a une energie commune, sqrt{s} = {rm E_ {cm}}, voisine de l'energie de production du rm Z^0, M_{Z ^0} egale a 91.3 GeV. La theorie electrofaible precise la direction du spin, c'est-a-dire la polarisation, d'un quark etrange primaire provenant de la desintegration d'un Z ^0. Quant a lui, le modele des quarks etablit que l'orientation du spin d'un Lambda est directement reliee a la polarisation du quark etrange dont il provient. La question est de determiner dans quelle mesure la polarisation du quark primaire est transmise au Lambda a la suite du processus de l'hadronisation, decrit dans le cadre de la ChromoDynamique Quantique. Une estimation, qui tient compte de tous ces differents aspects theoriques, evalue a 30% la polarisation des Lambda dont l'impulsion est superieure a 15 GeV/c. La mesure experimentale de la polarisation repose sur l'identification des Lambda a partir de la reconstitution de la desintegration Lambdato ppi^-. Ce processus, qui se deroule par le biais de l'interaction faible, viole la parite car

  11. Utilising Medicare annual wellness visits to implement interprofessional education in the primary care setting.

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    Irons, Brian; Evans, Lance; Bogschutz, Renee; Panasci, Kathryn; Sun, Grace

    2016-07-01

    Interprofessional education (IPE) is an important component of healthcare professional curriculum in order to optimally prepare students for their roles as part of the healthcare team. Integrating IPE activities into direct patient care in the primary care clinic setting can help improve perceptions and student understanding of other healthcare professionals' responsibilities in this ever-evolving practice setting. This report describes the implementation of an interprofessional clinic including a variety of healthcare professionals and students in the context of the Medicare Annual Wellness Visits (AWV). Design of the clinic and general roles of the professionals in optimising preventive care are described. Student perceptions of IPE and their knowledge of other healthcare professionals were also surveyed. Student knowledge of other professionals mildly improved. Student perception of actual cooperation and interprofessional interaction statistically improved, while perception of interprofessional learning slightly worsened. Utilising Medicare AWVs can be a way for various professionals to improve IPE in the primary care setting. PMID:27219719

  12. Le grès ferrugineux de Puisaye : provenance et utilisation architecturale

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    Lucile Subtil

    2008-09-01

    Full Text Available L’objectif de cette étude était de définir le faciès du grès ferrugineux de Puisaye ainsi que ses zones d’exploitation, puis de déterminer l’utilisation architecturale de cette roche dans les édifices monumentaux (XIe au XVIe siècle et d’en définir les aires de diffusion.Cette roche est issue d’intercalations gréseuses et locales à l’intérieur de l’importante formation détritique de l’Albien (Crétacé inférieur. Cet ensemble forme une écharpe, d’orientation sud-ouest - nord-est entre l’Yonne...

  13. A Remote Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum Communications Lab Utilising the Emona DATEx

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    Cosmas Mwikirize

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Remote labs have become popular learning aids due to their versatility and considerable ease of utilisation as compared to their physical counterparts. At Makerere University, the remote labs are based on the standard Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT iLabs Shared Architecture (ISA - a scalable and generic platform. Presented in this paper is such a lab, addressing the key practical aspects of Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum (DSSS communication. The lab is built on the National Instruments Educational Laboratory Virtual Instrumentation Suite (NI ELVIS with the Emona Digital and Analog Telecommunications Experimenter (DATEx add-on board. It also incorporates switching hardware. The lab facilitates real-time control of the equipment, with users able to set, manipulate and observe signal parameters in both the frequency and the time domains. Simulation and data Acquisition modes of the experiment are supported to provide a richer learning experience.

  14. Les Interfaces Cerveau-Ordinateur : Utilisation en Robotique et Avancées Récentes

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    Lotte, Fabien; Lécuyer, Anatole; Arnaldi, Bruno

    2007-01-01

    Cet article décrit les Interfaces Cerveau- Ordinateur (ICO) utilisant l'électroencéphalographie. De telles interfaces permettent à un utilisateur d'envoyer des commandes en faisant varier son activité cérébrale, cette dernière étant mesurée et traitée par le système. L'article propose également un état-de-l'art des applications des ICO à la robotique. Enfin, il présente le projet national Open-ViBE, qui est dédié aux ICO ainsi que quelques uns de ses résultats concernant l'identification de s...

  15. Radioactive nuclides in sewage sludges and problems associated with their utilisation or dumping

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    In a sewage plant with radioactively contaminated sewage an accumulation of radionuclides was found in the sewage sludge. The specific activities are in inverse proportion to the water content of the sewage sludge, the dehydrated sewage sludge having the highest specific activities. The retained radionuclides seem to be firmly accumulated in the sludge. Nevertheless, they are in a form which can be utilised by plants. This was demonstrated in experiments with Trifolium Repens and Secale Cereale where the rate of absorption was 15-33% (in Ci/kg dry weight per plant: nCi/kg dry weight soil x 100). Thus there are problems associated with using radioactively contaminated sewage sludge as a fertiliser. In further experiments to extract radioactive nuclides from ashed sewage sludge it was shown that acidifying the aqueous phase results in an increase in the level of radioactivity in the eluated fractions. (author)

  16. Cereal grains' resistance analysis in the aspect of energy utilisation in the process of disintegration

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    Melcion J.-P.

    1998-09-01

    Full Text Available The highly non-descriptive character of biological materials resulting from their non-standard shapes and their mechanically heterogeneous structure in particular, underlies the lack of any detailed estimation of the raw materials' physicochemical qualities' influence on the course of disintegration process. Hence, it seems that the qualities expressing the relations arising during mechanical loads (mechanical and rheological properties are especially significant. In individual tests an attempt was made for a detailed description of cereal grains' resistance parameters. These properties were defined in the single-particle compression test. Test were carried out for rye and barley grains of varying humidity (10-18%. Tests concerning the process of cereal disintegration were carried out on the stand equipped with a laboratory hammer mill. The measurements showed significant relationships between the kind of cereal, its resistance characteristics and the energy utilisation in the process of disintegration. Results of the tests and the relations were described by means of regressive equations.

  17. Monte Carlo calculations of the neutron coincidence gate utilisation factor for passive neutron coincidence counting

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    Bourva, L C A

    1999-01-01

    The general purpose neutron-photon-electron Monte Carlo N-Particle code, MCNP sup T sup M , has been used to simulate the neutronic characteristics of the on-site laboratory passive neutron coincidence counter to be installed, under Euratom Safeguards Directorate supervision, at the Sellafield reprocessing plant in Cumbria, UK. This detector is part of a series of nondestructive assay instruments to be installed for the accurate determination of the plutonium content of nuclear materials. The present work focuses on one aspect of this task, namely, the accurate calculation of the coincidence gate utilisation factor. This parameter is an important term in the interpretative model used to analyse the passive neutron coincidence count data acquired using pulse train deconvolution electronics based on the shift register technique. It accounts for the limited proportion of neutrons detected within the time interval for which the electronics gate is open. The Monte Carlo code MCF, presented in this work, represents...

  18. Utilisation-Focused Evaluation of ICT in Education: The Case of DFAQ Consultation Space

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    Irwin Brown

    2004-07-01

    Full Text Available This paper describes an evaluation of a web-based consultation space (a dynamic frequently asked questions environment - DFAQ in which learners consult one another using questions, and in which both the flow of interaction and its artefacts become a resource available to a community of learners. The DFAQ is a special form of a Computer-Mediated-Communication tool specifically developed to facilitate question-based interaction. We argue that education is too complex a social structure to be evaluated using deterministic positivist quantitative approaches. Given the volatility of determining what constitutes value, costs, inputs and outputs and the complexity of dynamics of socialization, a non-deterministic qualitative approach, utilisation-focused evaluation approach is used. Our conclusion is that the DFAQ does contribute to students’ academic performance and frees the lecturer-learner consultation time.

  19. Energetic utilisation of agricultural and forestal biomass - fields of application, economic efficiency, experiences

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    Biomass as a solid fuel is mainly used to cover the low temperature heat demand. Based on a biomass that is offered free of cost and on the spot an economic operation is possible if heat demand over the whole year guarantees a high utilisation factor. For example in Baden-Wuerttemberg the technical energy potential gained from agricultural and forestall recyclings amounts to approximately 7 billion kWh per year. The present experiences of the EVS in Baden-Wuerttemberg reveal that merely the existing recyclings will be able to cover the realistically usable potential of power-heat-coupling plants, the heat demand of larger single consumers as well as the direct heating supply unit the year 2010. (orig./HW)

  20. Impact of caprock permeability on vertical ground surface displacements in geological underground utilisation

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    Kempka, Thomas; Tillner, Elena

    2015-04-01

    Geological underground utilisation inducing pore pressure changes in underground reservoirs is generally accompanied by hydro-mechanical processes. Thereby, pore pressure increase due to fluid injection may trigger ground surface uplift, while a decrease in pore pressure due to reservoir fluid production is known to induce ground subsidence. Different coupled hydro-mechanical simulation studies (e.g. Klimkowski et al., 2015, Kempka et al., 2014, Tillner et al., 2014) indicate that ground surface displacements can achieve a magnitude of several decimetres, if storage or production operations are being carried out at an industrial scale. Consequently, detailed knowledge on the parameters impacting ground surface uplift or subsidence is of major interest for the success of any geological underground utilisation in order to avoid surface infrastructure damage by spatially varying deformations. Furthermore, ground subsidence may result increased groundwater levels as experienced in different underground coal mining districts. In the present study, we carried out coupled hydro-mechanical simulations to account for the impact of caprock permeability on ground surface displacements resulting from geological underground utilisation. Thereto, different simulation scenarios were investigated using a synthetic 3D coupled numerical simulation model with varying caprock permeability and vertical location of the open well section in the target reservoir. Material property ranges were derived from available literature, while a normal faulting stress state was applied in all simulation scenarios. Our simulation results demonstrate that caprock permeability has a significant impact on the pressure development, and thus on vertical displacements at the ground surface as well as at the reservoir top. An increase in caprock permeability from 1 x 10-20 m2 by two orders of magnitude doubles vertical displacements at the ground surface, whereas vertical displacements at the reservoir top

  1. Les Interfaces Cerveau-Ordinateur : Utilisation en Robotique et Avancées Récentes

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    Lotte, Fabien; Lécuyer, Anatole; Arnaldi, Bruno

    2007-01-01

    National audience Cet article décrit les Interfaces Cerveau- Ordinateur (ICO) utilisant l'électroencéphalographie. De telles interfaces permettent à un utilisateur d'envoyer des commandes en faisant varier son activité cérébrale, cette dernière étant mesurée et traitée par le système. L'article propose également un état-de-l'art des applications des ICO à la robotique. Enfin, il présente le projet national Open-ViBE, qui est dédié aux ICO ainsi que quelques uns de ses résultats concernant ...

  2. Utilisation d'Esterel dans un contexte asynchrone : une application robotique

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    Coste-Maniere, Eve

    1989-01-01

    La complexité croissante des applications robotiques nécessite l'utilisation d'outils logiciels et matériels puissants autorisant l'exécution d'actions variées selon un ordonnancement précis. Nous utilisons les caractéristiques offertes par le langage Esterel pour gérer le séquencement d'un scénario d'assemblage. Esterel est un langage de programmation de haut niveau, synchrone et parallèle, de style impératif. Nous développons plusieurs programmes illustrant les différents avantages qu'offre...

  3. Investment utilisation, adjustment costs, and technical efficiency in Danish pig farms

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    Olsen, Jakob Vesterlund; Henningsen, Arne

    investment utilisation. We apply this methodology to a large panel data set of Danish pig producers with 9,281 observations between 1996 and 2008. The paper further contributes with a thorough discussion of the calculation and deflation of capital input from microeconomic data. We estimate an output distance...... function as a stochastic frontier model and explain the estimated technical inefficiencies with lagged investments, farm size and age of the farmer. We allow for interaction effects between these variables and derive the formula for calculating the marginal effects on technical efficiency. The results show...... that investments have a negative effect on farm efficiency in the year of the investment and the year after accruing from adjustment costs. There is a large positive effect on efficiency two and three years after the investment. The farmer’s age and the farm size significantly influence technical...

  4. Evaluation of methane-utilising bacteria products as feed ingredients for monogastric animals

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    Øverland, Margareth; Tauson, Anne-Helene; Shearer, Karl; Skrede, Anders

    2010-01-01

    Bacterial proteins represent a potential future nutrient source for monogastric animal production because they can be grown rapidly on substrates with minimum dependence on soil, water, and climate conditions. This review summarises the current knowledge on methane-utilising bacteria as feed...... ingredients for animals. We present results from earlier work and recent findings concerning bacterial protein, including the production process, chemical composition, effects on nutrient digestibility, metabolism, and growth performance in several monogastric species, including pigs, broiler chickens, mink...... Methylococcus capsulatus (Bath), is a promising source of protein based on criteria such as amino acid composition, digestibility, and animal performance and health. Future research challenges include modified downstream processing to produce value-added products, and improved understanding of factors...

  5. Practical operation strategies for pumped hydroelectric energy storage (PHES) utilising electricity price arbitrage

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    Connolly, David; Lund, Henrik; Finn, P.;

    2011-01-01

    In this paper, three practical operation strategies (24Optimal, 24Prognostic, and 24Hsitrocial) are compared to the optimum profit feasible for a PHES facility with a 360 MW pump, 300 MW turbine, and a 2 GWh storage utilising price arbitrage on 13 electricity spot markets. The results indicate that...... almost all (not, vert, similar97%) of the profits can be obtained by a PHES facility when it is optimised using the 24Optimal strategy developed, which optimises the energy storage based on the day-ahead electricity prices. However, to maximise profits with the 24Optimal strategy, the day......-ahead electricity prices must be the actual prices which the PHES facility is charged or the PHES operator must have very accurate price predictions. Otherwise, the predicted profit could be significantly reduced and even become a loss. Finally, using the 24Optimal strategy, the PHES profit can surpass the annual...

  6. The effect of non-response on estimates of health care utilisation

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    Gundgaard, Jens; Ekholm, Orla; Hansen, Ebba Holme;

    2008-01-01

    produced the same pattern of non-response, but with slight differences in non-response bias. Response rates for the interview and telephone surveys were 75 and 69%, respectively. Refusal was the most frequent reason for non-response (22 and 20% of those sampled, respectively), whereas illness, non......-contact, and other reasons were less frequent. Respondents used 3-6% less health care than non-respondents at the aggregate level, but the opposite was true for some specific types of health care. Non-response due to illness was the main contributor to non-response bias. CONCLUSIONS: Different types of non-response......BACKGROUND: Non-response in health surveys may lead to bias in estimates of health care utilisation. The magnitude, direction and composition of the bias are usually not well known. When data from health surveys are merged with data from registers at the individual level, analyses can reveal non-response...

  7. Utilisation of Electrochemical Deposition as a Tool for Manufactuing of Micro Components

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    Tang, Peter Torben; Jensen, Jens Dahl

    2003-01-01

    Throughout the evolution of microelectronics, the electrochemical deposition technique has played a vital role in manufacturing of printed circuit boards (PCB´s),in deposition of materials for packaging processes such as flip-chip bonding and recently also in fabrication of interconnects for ultra...... large scale integrated (ULSI) circuits. During the last 5 to 10 years electrochemical deposition has also achieved attention as a tool for manufacturing of micro electromechanical systems (MEMS), microfluidic and optical systems (creating inserts for the injection moulding of polymer optics...... or microfluidic systems) and many other areas within the field of micro systems technology (MST). The present paper describes some applications for which electrodeposition of various metals have been utilised for manufacturing of MEMS and modern interconnect components....

  8. The possibilities of utilisation of heat from Tattapani Geothermal field, India

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    Sarolkar, P.B. [Geological Survey of India, Hyderabad (India); Pitale, U.L. [Geological Survey of India, Nagpur (India)

    1996-12-31

    The Tattapani Geothermal field produces + 1800 1pm thermal water of 100{degrees}C from five production wells. The hot water production can sustain electricity production of 300 kWe by using a binary cycle power plant. The heat energy of effluent water from power plant can be utilized for direct heat utilization on horticulture, aquaculture, cold storage, silviculture etc; to augment the economics of the power plant be spot can be developed as a centre for tourist attraction by constructing botanical park, greenhouse, geyser show and crocodile farm. The direct heat utilization shemes can be planned in cascading order to achieve maximum utility of thermal water. Additional deep drilling is essential for optimum commercial utilization of the Geothermal energy. The direct heat utilisation shemes along with binary cycle power plant may help in development of the geothermal energy and boosting the economy of this region.

  9. The effect of rehabilitation on health-care utilisation in COPD patients in Copenhagen

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    Jacobsen, Ramune; Rusch, Ea; Andersen, Per Kragh; Adams, John; Jensen, Cecilia Ravn; Frølich, Anne

    2014-01-01

    INTRODUCTION: The Integrated Rehabilitation Programme for Chronic Conditions project (SIKS) implemented rehabilitation programmes for people with four chronic conditions in the local area within the Municipality of Copenhagen. OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to evaluate the impact of...... rehabilitation on health-care utilisation in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients as a subgroup of SIKS. METHODS: For the analyses, data from Danish National Registers' were obtained. The following outcomes were analysed: (i) COPD hospital admissions, (ii) COPD bed days, (iii) COPD outpatient...... visits, (iv) COPD emergency room visits, (v) general practitioner visits, (vi) specialist visits, and (vii) COPD specific medication. The rehabilitation group consisted of 118 patients who completed the programme. The control group consisted of 236 COPD patients in Copenhagen who did not undergo...

  10. Composting of biological waste. Processes and utilisation. Summary report; Bioabfallkompostierung. Verfahren und Verwertung. Kurzfassung

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    Gronauer, A.; Claassen, N.; Ebertseder, T.; Fischer, P.; Gutser, R.; Helm, M.; Popp, L.; Schoen, H.

    1997-12-31

    The project investigated environmentally compatible concepts for processing and utilisation of biological waste by means of composting and spreading on agriculataural and gardening plots. The project comprised three parts: Composting techniques, applications of compost in agriculture and gardening, and applications in landscaping. This volume comprises the summaries of the three part-projects. (orig./SR) [Deutsch] Die umweltschonende Aufbereitung und Verwertung von Bioabfall durch Kompostierung und Rueckfuehrung auf landwirtschaftliche und gaertnerische Flaechen wurde untersucht. Dieses Projekt war dreigeteilt in die Bereiche der Kompostierung selbst, der Anwendung des Komposts in der Landwirtschaft und seiner Anwendung im Gartenbau sowie im Garten- und Landschaftsbau (GaLa-Bau). Die vorliegende Schrift enthaelt die Zusammenfassung der genannten drei Teilberichte. (orig./SR)

  11. Inter-comparison of safety culture within selected practices in Ghana utilising ionising radiation

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    The safety culture of selected practices and facilities in Ghana utilising radiation sources or radiation emitting devices has been assessed using a performance indicator, which provided status information on management and operating staff commitment to safety. The questionnaire was based on the following broad areas: general safety considerations, safety policy at the facility level, safety practices at the facility level, definition of responsibility, staff training, safety of the physical structure of the facility and the emergency plans. The analysis showed that the percentage levels of commitment to safety for the respective practices are as follows: conventional radiography, 23.3-90.0%; research reactor, 73.3 %; gamma irradiation facility, 53.3%; radiotherapy, 76.7%; X-ray scanner, 80.0%; gamma scanner, 76.7%; industrial radiography 86.7% and nuclear density practice, 78%. None of the practices or facilities was able to satisfy all the requirements that will ensure a 100% level of safety culture. (authors)

  12. A community-based intervention programme on hormonal contraceptives: The utilisation of social networks.

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    Hidiroglu, S; Topuzoglu, A; Onsuz, M F

    2016-01-01

    The aim of the study was to determine the effects of an intervention programme based on the utilisation of the social learning concept which is practised through social networks among adult women in a suburban population in Turkey. The study was performed in two disadvantaged neighbourhoods of Umraniye, Istanbul. One of the neighbourhoods served as the intervention while the other as the control group. In order to document the efficacy of the intervention, baseline and evaluation surveys were carried out in both neighbourhoods. The most widely known hormonal contraceptive method was oral contraceptives, while emergency contraceptives were determined as the least known methods. The improvement was higher for the least known methods. Education with peer groups is shown to be effective in improving the knowledge of women about contraception. Information transfer through peer groups should be used more frequently particularly for emergency contraception. PMID:26472349

  13. Utilisation of Pangolin (Manis sps in traditional Yorubic medicine in Ijebu province, Ogun State, Nigeria

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    Ayodele Ibukun A

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Concern about the use of endangered and threatened species in traditional medicine escalated as populations of many species plummeted because of poaching for the medicinal trade. Nigeria is known for a long and valued tradition of using wild animals and plants for medicinal purposes. Despite this, studies on medicinal animals are still scarce when compared to those focusing on medicinal plants. Utilisation of wild animals in traditional Yorubic medical practices was indiscriminate as it involved threatened species. By touting the medicinal properties of these species, traditional medicine fuel continuing demand, thereby subjecting such species to further threats. This paper examined the use and commercialisation of pangolins for traditional medicinal purposes amongst the Ijebus, South-western Nigeria, and the implications of this utilisation for the conservation of this species. Methods Traditional Yorubic medical practitioners (tymps (16 and dealers in traditional medicinal ingredients (56 in public markets in Ijebu province, Nigeria, were interviewed using open-ended questionnaires. The dynamic stock movement of pangolins in the stalls of dealers was also monitored to determine quantity of pangolins sold into the traditional Yorubic medicinal practices. Specific conditions treated and the parts required were also documented. Results A total of 178 whole pangolin carcasses were sold into traditional medical practices. Above 55% of respondents had just primary education, over 90% of respondents were not aware of either the conservation status of this species or the existence of any legal machinery regulating its trade and utilisation, while 14% admitted to giving contracts to hunters for deliberate search for this animal when needed. More than 98% of respondents have no other means of livelihood. The trade was female dominated while the healing practice had more males. Pangolins were used in various preparations to treat a

  14. A proteomics approach to the identification of biomarkers for psoriasis utilising keratome biopsy

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    Williamson, James C; Scheipers, Peter; Schwämmle, Veit; Zibert, John Robert; Beck, Hans Christian; Jensen, Ole N

    2013-01-01

    The discovery of plasma biomarkers for psoriasis vulgaris may aid clinicians in disease grading and monitoring of treatment response. We have therefore developed a proteomics/mass spectrometry based workflow which enables biomarker discovery from psoriasis patient samples. We have utilised keratome...... skin biopsy, which results in reduced cellular complexity compared to punch biopsy. Furthermore, we applied short term ex vivo culture in order to enrich for a "secretome" sub-proteome reflective of the disease and enriched in potential biomarkers. Using these sample preparation techniques we performed...... a quantitative proteomics screen of four patients with psoriasis using stable isotope dimethyl labelling and identified over 50 proteins consistently altered in abundance in psoriasis lesional versus non-lesional skin. This includes several canonical psoriasis related proteins (e.g. S100A7...

  15. Tailoring Spectator Experiences for Non-Regular Attendants to Increase Stadium Capacity Utilisation in Football

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    Junghagen, Sven; Besjakov, Simon D; Lund, Anders Alrø

    The aim of this paper is to show in what way football clubs in smaller leagues with limited capacity utilisation can increase their per-game revenue by increasing the attendance frequency. A sequential mixed method research design was employed, involving both qualitative and quantitative methods...... termed Price Sensitive Experience Hunters and Family Focused Fans. It was found that for clubs to increase their total per-game revenue through increasing the attendance frequency for casual fans, they must provide experiences specifically designed towards the segments these belong to. In doing so, an......, studying two clubs: Malmö FF in Sweden and FC København in Denmark. In order for the subject clubs to increase the attendance frequency of the spectators, these must be moved towards a higher level of the Psychological Continuum Model. The quantitative phase was comprised of a survey distributed at three...

  16. Une seule manière d'utiliser les exceptions ? Une étude empirique de 21 applications Java

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    G. De Montauzan, Maxence; Monperrus, Martin

    2012-01-01

    Le langage Java offre un puissant système de gestion des exceptions et de traitement des erreurs. L'étude de différentes applications Java peut permettre de distinguer différentes utilisations de ce système. Ce papier étudie les utilisations des exceptions pour constater les différences ou similitudes entre 21 applications. Les résultats permettent de constater de fortes différences entre les applications et dans l'ensemble une gestion très variée des exceptions.

  17. Barriers to utilisation of maternal health services in a semi-urban community in northern Nigeria: The clients′ perspective

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    Suleman Hadejia Idris

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Background: Low level of utilisation of maternal health services is a major factor responsible for high maternal mortality in northwestern region of Nigeria. This study was aimed at determining the barriers to utilisation of maternal health services from the perspective of mothers in northwestern Nigeria. Materials and Methods: A cross-sectional study of 150 mothers, selected through multistage technique, was conducted. Data were collected using a structured interviewer-administered questionnaire, and analysed using SPSS statistics 17.0. Results: Only 2.7% utilised preconception service, 98.7% antenatal care service (ANC, 24.0% delivery, 35.3% postnatal care and 14.0% utilised family planning service. Major reasons for non-utilisation of delivery service were not having a delivery complication in the past (57% (CI = 47.4-66.1 and negative provider attitude (23.7% (CI = 16.4-32.7. For non-utilisation of postnatal care, the major reasons were also not having a postnatal complication in the past (60.8% (CI = 50.4-70.4 and negative provider attitude (27.8% (CI = 19.4-38.0. As for non-utilisation of family planning service, the major reason was desire to have more children (32.6% (CI = 24.7-41.4. Reasons for non-use of preconception care and ANC were not computed because respondents to these questions were not enough; only 6 (4.0% were aware of preconception care in the first place and only 2 (1.3% were not using ANC. Conclusion: Despite living near a health facility, most of the mothers were not using maternal health services. It is recommended that while there is the need to raise awareness on the utilisation of maternal health services, bring it closer to the mothers and make it more affordable, there is a more pressing need to improve its quality, especially through the alleviation of negative attitude of health care providers.

  18. Wildlife resource utilisation at Moremi Game Reserve and Khwai community area in the Okavango Delta, Botswana.

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    Mbaiwa, Joseph E

    2005-10-01

    This paper uses the concept of sustainable development to examine the utilisation of wildlife resources at Moremi Game Reserve (MGR) and Khwai community area (NG 18/19) in the Okavango Delta, Botswana. Using both secondary and primary data sources, results show that the establishment of MGR in 1963 led to the displacement of Khwai residents from their land; affected Basarwa's hunting and gathering economy; marked the beginning of resource conflicts between Khwai residents and wildlife managers; and, led to the development of negative attitudes of Khwai residents towards wildlife conservation. Since the late 1980s, a predominantly foreign owned tourism industry developed in and around MGR, however, Khwai residents derive insignificant benefits from it and hence resource conflicts increased. In an attempt to address problems of resource conflicts and promote sustainable wildlife utilisation, the Botswana Government adopted the Community-Based Natural Resource Management (CBNRM) programme, which started operating at Khwai village in 2000. The CBNRM programme promotes local participation in natural resource management and rural development through tourism. It is beginning to have benefits to Khwai residents such as income generation, employment opportunities and local participation in wildlife management. These benefits from CBNRM are thus having an impact in the development of positive attitudes of Khwai residents towards wildlife conservation and tourism development. This paper argues that if extended to MGR, CBNRM has the potential of minimising wildlife conflicts between Khwai residents and the wildlife-tourism sectors. This approach may in the process promote the sustainable wildlife use in and around MGR. PMID:16115724

  19. Utilisation of sexual health services by female sex workers in Nepal

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    van Teijlingen Edwin R

    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background The Nepal Demographic Health Survey (NDHS in 2006 showed that more than half (56% of the women with sexually transmitted infections (STIs, including HIV, in Nepal sought sexual health services. There is no such data for female sex workers (FSWs and the limited studies on this group suggest they do not even use routine health services. This study explores FSWs use of sexual health services and the factors associated with their use and non-use of services. Methods This study aimed to explore the factors associated with utilisation of sexual health services by FSWs in the Kathmandu Valley of Nepal, and it used a mixed-method approach consisting of an interviewer administered questionnaire-based survey and in-depth interviews. Results The questionnaire survey, completed with 425 FSWs, showed that 90% FSWs self-reported sickness, and (30.8% reported symptoms of STIs. A quarter (25% of those reporting STIs had never visited any health facilities especially for sexual health services preferring to use non-governmental clinics (72%, private clinics (50%, hospital (27% and health centres (13%. Multiple regression analysis showed that separated, married and street- based FSWs were more likely to seek health services from the clinics or hospitals. In- depth interviews with 15 FSWs revealed that FSWs perceived that personal, structural and socio-cultural barriers, such as inappropriate clinic opening hours, discrimination, the judgemental attitude of the service providers, lack of confidentiality, fear of public exposure, and higher fees for the services as barriers to their access and utilisation of sexual health services. Conclusion FSWs have limited access to information and to health services, and operate under personal, structural and socio-cultural constraints. The 'education' to change individual behaviour, health worker and community perceptions, as well as the training of the health workers, is necessary.

  20. Prospects for utilisation of solar driven ejector-absorption cooling system in Turkey

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    Solar assisted refrigeration appears to be a promising alternative to the conventional electrical driven units. The main advantages of solar assisted refrigeration systems concern the reduction of peak loads for electricity utilities, the use of zero ozone depletion impact refrigerants, the decreased primary energy consumption and decreased global warming impact. The main focus of this study is to investigate usage possibility of ejector-absorption cooling system (EACS) in Turkey. This study determines whether or not required heat for generator of EACS can be obtained from solar energy in Turkey. There are two important reasons for the utilisation of EACSs in Turkey. One of them is that the production and use of the CFCs and HCFCs will be phased out in a few years according to Montreal Protocol, adopted in 1987. The other is that Turkey has high solar energy potential because of its location in the northern hemisphere with latitudes 36-42 deg. N and longitudes 26-45 deg. E and the yearly average solar radiation is 3.6 kW h/m2 day, and the total yearly radiation period is ∼2610 h. For analysis, 17 cities were selected in different regions of Turkey in which the radiation data and sunshine duration information have been collected since 2000. By using the meteorological data, it was aimed that required optimum collector surface area for maximum coefficient of performance (COPmax) conditions of EACSs operated with aqua-ammonia was defined. In addition, required minimum energy for auxiliary heater was calculated so that the system can be used throughout the year. It was found that the heat gain factor (HGF) varies in the range from 0.5 to 2.68 for the all the seasons in the selected cities. The maximum HGF of about 2.68 was obtained for Van in July. This study shows that there is a great potential for utilisation of solar cooling system for domestic heating/cooling applications in Turkey

  1. Persisting stigma reduces the utilisation of HIV-related care and support services in Viet Nam

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    Thanh Duong Cong

    2012-11-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Seeking and utilisation of HIV prevention, treatment, care, and support services for people living with HIV is often hampered by HIV-related stigma. The study aimed to explore the perceptions and experiences regarding treatment, care, and support amongst people living with HIV in Viet Nam, where the HIV epidemic is concentrated among injecting drug users, sex workers, and men who have sex with men. Methods In-depth interviews and focus group discussions were conducted during September 2007 in 6 districts in Hai Phong with a very high HIV prevalence among injecting drug users. The information obtained was analysed and merged within topic areas. Illustrative quotes were selected. Results Stigma and discrimination against people living with HIV in the community and healthcare settings was commonly reported, and substantially hampered the seeking and the utilisation of HIV-related services. The informants related the high level of stigma to the way the national HIV preventive campaigns played on fear, by employing a “scare tactic” mainly focusing on drug users and sex workers, who were defined as “social evils” in the anti-drug and anti-prostitution policy. There was a strong exclusion effect caused by the stigma, with serious implications, such as loss of job opportunities and isolation. The support and care provided by family members was experienced as vital for the spirit and hope for the future among people living with HIV. Conclusions A comprehensive care and support programme is needed. The very high levels of stigma experienced seem largely to have been created by an HIV preventive scare tactic closely linked to the “social evil“ approach in the national policy on drug and prostitution. In order to reduce the stigma and create more effective interventions, this tactic will have to be replaced with approaches that create better legal and policy environments for drug users and sex workers.

  2. Les Arabes de l'autre rive

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    Montigny, Anie

    2005-01-01

    Au Qatar, l'identification de la société globale repose sur son origine arabe, mais la population établit une discrimination selon les lieux d'origine : l'Arabie ou l'Iran. Ce clivage schématique fait référence aux hommes de statut libre par opposition à ceux qui, dans la société traditionnelle, ne l'étaient pas : les esclaves.

  3. D'une industrie... l'autre?

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    S. Musso; V.K. Nguyen

    2013-01-01

    À partir d’une contextualisation du texte de Cindy Patton, les auteur-e-s invitent à penser l’actualité des questions évoquées à l’aune d’enjeux contemporains relatifs à la production d’identités et de communautés que donnent à voir l’établissement des « cibles » de la prévention et du traitement du

  4. Le futsal: un autre monde du football?

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    2016-04-01

    Full Text Available Although far behind association football, futsal is the second most played variant of football in the world. Both sports have comparable global expansion strategies; but with different roots and outcomes. Futsal, which originated in South America, has experienced a more limited geographic expansion. Its recent integration into the FIFA is progressively changing its geographic presence. Consequently, futsal has become an increasingly global sport.

  5. Prix relatifs et désindustrialisation

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    [fre] Le niveau d'industrialisation d'un pays, mesurant la part de la valeur ajoutée indus­trielle dans le produit intérieur brut, dépend des prix relatifs internes. Ceux-ci peuvent varier fortement d'un pays à l'autre.. En utilisant les taux de change de parité par poste du projet Kravis de l'ONU, on estime le prix relatif de la valeur ajoutée industrielle dans vingt-huit pays, par rapport à une norme mondiale. La diversité des prix relatifs obtenus conduit à des estimations de taux réels d'...

  6. De nouvelles voies de valorisation pour redynamiser la filière ricin au Brésil

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    Pina, Michel; Liv S. Severino; Beltrao, Napoleao E.M.; Villeneuve, Pierre; Lago, Regina

    2005-01-01

    Le présent article propose différentes voies potentielles pour valoriser la culture du ricin au Brésil et les produits qui en sont issus. Cette valorisation pourrait s’envisager au niveau d’une part de l’utilisation du tourteau, actuellement très handicapée par la présence d’allergènes, en proposant de concevoir un nouveau procédé d’huilerie et, d’autre part, au niveau de la production de biomolécules à haute valeur ajoutée, notamment celle des acides linoléiques conjugués (CLA) à partir de l...

  7. Mise en relation de la qualité des produits et des paysages : enseignements issus de l'analyse comparée entre le fromage AOC Saint Nectaire et la marque viande bovine du parc naturel régional du Morvan : rapport final

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    Dobremez, L.; Aznar, O.; Candau, J.; Ernoult, C.; Ginelli, L.; Guerreiro, F.; Landré, F.; Michelin, Y.; Ménadier, L.; Perret, E.; Rapey, H.; Vollet, D.

    2008-01-01

    / L'objectif de cette étude est de caractériser les liens entre des paysages et des produits dont la qualité est certifiée par un cahier des charges. Sur deux terrains et produits, le fromage AOC Saint Nectaire et la marque viande bovine du parc naturel régional du Morvan, différentes approches (géographique, agronomique, sociologique et économique) ont été mises en ½uvre et croisées afin d'identifier les éléments matériels caractéristiques du paysage et ceux liés à la représentation des acte...

  8. Les stratégies de droits dérivés: entre logiques publique et commerciale. Le cas des produits dérivés pour enfants et des programmes télévisés français

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    Bahuaud, Myriam

    2003-01-01

    Depuis les années 1970-1980, les journalistes ont régulièrement relevé des phénomènes qu'ils ont qualifié parfois de Star Wars-mania, de Tortues Ninjas-mania, de Batman-mania, de Babaromania, d'Harry Pottermania ou parfois, d'opérations Pokémon ou Digimon. L'objet de cet article consiste à mener une réflexion, non pas sur un personnage précis , mais sur les produits dérivés et sur les stratégies dites de droits dérivés dont ils sont issus. Ces produits, souvent dérivés de personnages provenan...

  9. Motivational Strategies and Utilisation of Internet Resources as Determinants of Research Productivity of Lecturers in Universities of Agriculture in Nigeria

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    Ajegbomogun, Fredrick Olatunji; Popoola, Sunday Olarenwaju

    2013-01-01

    This study examined motivational strategies and utilisation of Internet resources as determinants of research productivity of lecturers in universities of agriculture in Nigeria. One thousand, one hundred and thirty two (1,132) copies of the questionnaire were administered on the lecturers in universities of agriculture in Nigeria. Eight hundred…

  10. Experiences in the Dissemination and Utilisation of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Research Findings from Three Southern African Universities

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    Kaino, Luckson M.; Mtetwa, David; Kasanda, Choshi

    2014-01-01

    The dissemination and utilisation of research knowledge produced at universities has been debated in recent times. Recent changes and developments at universities suggest an entrepreneurial model of academic research production in which universities have the responsibility not only to carry out research and teaching but also to disseminate…

  11. Prescriptive contraceptive use among isotretinoin users in the Netherlands in comparison with non-users : a drug utilisation study

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    Crijns, H.J.; van Rein, N.; Gispen-de Wied, C.C.; Straus, S.M.; de Jong-van den Berg, L.T.

    2012-01-01

    Purpose To assess the compliance with the isotretinoin Pregnancy Prevention Programme (PPP) by evaluating the use of prescribed contraceptives among isotretinoin users. The PPP contains a requirement for the use of contraceptive methods for women of childbearing potential. Methods A drug utilisation

  12. Fecundity regulation in relation to habitat utilisation of two sympatric flounder (Platichtys flesus) populations in the brackish water Baltic Sea

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    Nissling, Anders; Thorsen, Anders; da Silva, Filipa F.G.

    2015-01-01

    Two populations of flounder (Platichtys flesus) with different life history traits inhabit the brackish water Baltic Sea. Both types share feeding areas in coastal waters during summer-autumn but utilise different habitats for spawning in spring, namely offshore spawning with pelagic eggs and...

  13. The impact of changing dietary Na/K ratio's in growth and nutrient utilisation in juvenile African Catfish Clarias Gariepinus

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    Dersjant-Li, Y.; Sheng Wu, W.; Verstegen, M.W.A.; Schrama, J.W.; Verreth, J.A.J.

    2001-01-01

    The effects of dietary Na/K ratios on feed intake, growth, nutrient utilisation, plasma and body mineral concentration in juvenile African catfish were investigated. Four Na/K ratios, 0.2, 0.7, 1.5, 2.5 (mmol/mmol), were tested in a randomised experimental design with three replications in each trea

  14. Dépendance économique aux produits forestiers non ligneux : cas des ménages riverains des forêts de Boulon et de Koflandé au Sud-Ouest du Burkina Faso

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    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available Dépendance économique aux produits forestiers non ligneux : cas des ménages riverains des forêts de Boulon et de Koflandé au Sud-Ouest du Burkina Faso Résumé Cette étude a pour objectif d’évaluer la dépendance économique des ménages riverains des forêts de Boulon et de Koflandé aux produits forestiers non ligneux (PFNL et d’identifier les déterminants de cette dépendance. Des enquêtes ont été menées auprès de 583 ménages de 14 villages riverains de ces forêts. Les résultats montrent que le revenu moyen annuel par ménage est de 846 800 F CFA avec une contribution de 60% du revenu des cultures et 12% du revenu d’élevage. Les PFNL procurent en moyenne 72 479 F CFA par ménage et par an à près de 93% des ménages enquêtés. La dépendance économique des ménages aux PFNL est estimée à 12%. Elle diminue avec le revenu, traduisant une plus grande dépendance des ménages pauvres des PFNL. Par ailleurs, les hommes sont économiquement moins dépendants des PFNL que les femmes. Les principaux déterminants de la dépendance aux PFNL sont le statut d’autochtone, la taille du ménage, la superficie forestière et la densité de population du département qui affectent positivement la dépendance aux PFNL. Dans le cadre d’une politique de réduction de la pauvreté en milieu rural, il faut prendre des mesures qui favorisent l’accès durable des ménages les plus pauvres aux ressources forestières. Mots clés : Produits forestiers non ligneux, dépendance économique, modélisation économétrique, Burkina Faso.   Economic dependence on non-timber forest products: case of households living near the Forests of Boulon and Koflande, in the south-western of Burkina Faso Abstract This study aims at assessing the household economic dependence on non-timber forest products (NTFPs in Boulon and Koflande Forest area and the main determinants of that dependence. The data have been collected with a sample of 583

  15. Formal home-care utilisation by older adults in Ireland: evidence from the Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA).

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    Murphy, Catriona M; Whelan, Brendan J; Normand, Charles

    2015-07-01

    The aim of this study was to provide a population-based estimate of the utilisation of publicly financed formal home care by older adults in Ireland and to identify the principal characteristics of those utilising formal home care. Data were collected through computer-aided personal interviews from a representative sample of community living older adults in Ireland. The interviews were conducted between 2009 and 2011 as part of the first wave of the Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA). The study is cross-sectional in design and limited to participants aged 65 years and older (n = 3507). Results reveal that 8.2% (95% CI 7.1%-9.3%) of participants utilised publicly financed formal home care in the form of home help and/or personal care. Key determinants of formal home-care utilisation were Instrumental Activity of Daily Living (IADL) difficulty (Adj OR 3.8, 95% CI 2.7-5.3), older age (Adj OR 3.4, 95% CI 2.4-4.8) and living alone (Adj OR 2.6, 95% CI 1.9-3.8). Almost half of those utilising formal care did not self-report an Activity of Daily Living (ADL) difficulty or an IADL difficulty. Government policy aims to reduce the need for long-term residential care by providing formal home care for older adults with low to moderate levels of dependency. This requires an increasing emphasis on personal care provision in the home. No evidence was found in this study to suggest that a shift in emphasis from formal domestic to personal care is taking place in Ireland. The absence of standardised assessment and eligibility criteria are deemed to be barriers to reorientation of the system. From a health services perspective, the current situation is not sustainable into the future and requires a focused policy response. PMID:25442330

  16. Energy efficiency improvements utilising mass flow control and a ring topology in a district heating network

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    Heating and cooling have a major role in the energy sector, covering 46% of total final energy use worldwide. District heating (DH) is a significant technology for improving the energy efficiency of heating systems in communities, because it enables waste heat sources to be utilised economically and therefore significantly reduces the environmental impacts of power generation. As a result of new and more stringent construction regulations for buildings, the heat demands of individual buildings are decreasing and more energy-efficient heating systems have to be developed. In this study, the energy efficiency of a new DH system which includes both a new control system called mass flow control and a new network design called a ring network is examined. A topology in the Helsinki region is studied by using a commercial DH network modelling tool, Grades Heating. The district heating network is attached to a wood-burning heat station which has a heat recovery system in use. Examination is performed by means of both technical and economic analysis. The new non-linear temperature programme that is required is adopted for supply and return temperatures, which allows greater temperature cooling and smaller flow rates. Lower district heating water temperatures are essential when reducing the heat losses in the network and heat production. Mass flow control allows smaller pressure drops in the network and thus reduces the pumping power. The aim of this study was to determine the most energy-efficient DH water supply temperatures in the case network. If the ring network design is utilised, the district heating system is easier to control. As a result the total heat consumption within the heating season is reduced compared to traditional DH systems. On the basis of the results, the new DH system is significantly more energy-efficient in the case network that was examined than the traditional design. For example, average energy losses within the constraints (which consist of heat

  17. Generation and utilisation of quality indicators for satellite-derived atmospheric motion vectors

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    The extraction of Atmospheric Motion Vectors (AMVs) from cloud and moisture features from successive geostationary satellite images is an established and important part of the global observing system. One of the main problems in the utilisation of this data is the variable quality of the derived displacement vectors. Furthermore the AMVs are still currently used as single point measurements, even though they are generally based on targets that represent large areas and the height that is assigned to the vectors often represents a layer mean. In the early AMV derivation schemes the derived vector fields were quality controlled by experienced meteorologists and poor vectors were removed. Furthermore any suspect vector showing any kind of deviations in time and space was rejected and hence only about 17% of all possible vectors were disseminated. Today the high production frequency and the increased resolution make manual quality control unfeasible. Furthermore the new assimilation schemes utilised in Numerical Weather Prediction (NWP) require qualitative information on the errors of the individual AMVs. This Thesis describes an Automatic Quality Control (AQC) scheme that is based on the statistical properties of the derived AMVs. The properties of the AMVs, i.e. their consistency in time and space, are interpreted with a number of tests. The outcome of each test is normalised such that they can be combined to a Quality Indicator (QI) that gives an estimation of the expected quality of every individual vector as is shown by statistics against radiosondes and verified by the positive impact in data assimilation schemes. The QIs are currently derived and disseminated together with the derived AMVs by several operational AMV derivation centres. Only a small number of vectors are now removed before dissemination. The QIs are used operationally for data selection at various NWT centres and have alleviated some of the problems related to the assimilation of this data in NWT

  18. Extensive utilisation of VR-1 reactor for nuclear education and training

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    The paper presents utilisation of the VR-1 reactor for nuclear education and training at national and international level. VR-1 reactor has been operating by the Czech Technical University since December 1990. The reactor is a pool-type light water reactor based on enriched uranium (19.7% 235U) with maximum thermal power 1kW and for short time period up to 5kW. The moderator of neutrons is light water, which is also used as a reflector, a biological shielding and a coolant. Heat is removed from the core by natural convection. The pool disposition of the reactor facilitates access to the core, setting and removing of various experimental samples and detectors, easy and safe handling of fuel assemblies. The reactor core can contain from 17 to 21 fuel assemblies IRT-4M, depending on the geometric arrangement and kind of experiments to be performed in the reactor. The reactor is equipped with several experimental devices; e.g. horizontal, radial and tangential channels used to take out a neutron beam, reactivity oscillator for dynamics study and bubble boiling simulator. The reactor has been used very efficiently especially for education and training of university students and NPP's specialists for more than 18 years. The VR-1 reactor is utilised within various national and international activities such as Czech Nuclear Education Network (CENEN), European Nuclear Education Network and also Eastern European Research Reactor Initiative (EERRI). The reactor is well equipped for education and training not only by the experimental facility itself but also by incessant development of training methods and improvement of education experiments. The education experiments can be combined into training courses attended by students according to their study specialization and knowledge level. The training programme is aimed to the reactor and neutron physics, dosimetry, nuclear safety, and control of nuclear installations. Every year, approximately 250 university students undergo

  19. Learning preferences of first year nursing and midwifery students: utilising VARK.

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    James, Santhamma; D'Amore, Angelo; Thomas, Theda

    2011-05-01

    The diversity of first year students is increasing with new schemes promoting access to higher education courses. It is important to assess the learning styles of students in order to cater for their differing learning needs. The aim of this study was to profile first year nursing/midwifery students at two campuses of Australian Catholic University, to investigate their learning preferences and the effect demographic background has on these preferences. We designed a survey to collect demographic data and incorporated the VARK (visual, aural, read-write and kinaesthetic) questionnaire to investigate the students' preferred learning modes. The kinaesthetic score of our students was the highest (7.34 ± 2.67), significantly differing from the other three modes (ppreference was quadmodal utilising all four learning styles. The distribution of students preferring to learn by unimodal, bimodal, trimodal and quadmodal styles varied between demographic groupings. The rural students had significantly higher visual and kinaesthetic scores compared to their metropolitan counterparts. Students attending the rural campus had higher visual and read-write scores. Visual and aural scores were significantly lower for students from non-English speaking backgrounds. These findings have significant teaching and research implications. PMID:20826044

  20. Myocardial glucose utilisation in type II diabetes mellitus patients treated with sulphonylurea drugs

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    Yokoyama, Ikuo [International University of Health and Welfare, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Sanno Hospital, Minato-ku, Tokyo (Japan); University of Tokyo, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Graduate School of Medicine, Tokyo (Japan); Inoue, Yusuke [University of Tokyo, Department of Radiology, Institute of Medical Science, Tokyo (Japan); Moritan, Toshiyuki [Suzuka University of Medical Science, Department of Clinical Engineering, Faculty of Medical Engineering, Suzuka (Japan); Ohtomo, Kuni [University of Tokyo, Department of Radiology, Graduate School of Medicine, Tokyo (Japan); Nagai, Ryozo [University of Tokyo, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Graduate School of Medicine, Tokyo (Japan)

    2006-06-15

    Chronic sulphonylurea treatment maintains improved glycaemic control through mechanisms other than enhancement of insulin secretion and may act on various organs. The aim of this study was to investigate whether the chronic use of sulphonylurea drugs influences PET measurement of myocardial glucose utilisation (MGU) in type II diabetes mellitus. Forty-two patients with type II diabetes mellitus and 17 control subjects underwent dynamic {sup 18}F-FDG PET to measure MGU during hyperinsulinaemic euglycaemic clamping. Twenty-one patients had been taking sulphonylurea drugs for more than 1 year (SU group), and the other 21 patients were drug naive (non-SU group). The haemoglobin A1c levels in the two patient groups were similar. Glucose disposal rate (GDR) was also determined as a marker of whole-body insulin resistance. GDR in the SU group (9.01{+-}2.53 mg min{sup -1} kg{sup -1}) was significantly higher than that in the non-SU group (4.10{+-}2.47, p<0.01) and was similar to that in the controls (9.76{+-}2.97). MGU in the SU group (7.66{+-}3.02 mg min{sup -1} 100 g{sup -1}) was significantly higher than that in the non-SU group (5.53{+-}2.05, p<0.01) and was similar to that in the controls (7.49{+-}2.74). (orig.)

  1. Glucose utilisation during status epilepticus in an epilepsy model induced by pilocarpine: a qualitative study

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    Scorza Fulvio Alexandre

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available Status epilepticus (SE is a medical emergency and it is associated to brain damage. 2-deoxy-[14C] glucose (2-DG procedure has been used to measure the alterations in the functional activity of the brain induced by various pharmacological and toxicological agents. The aim of this study was to determine which changes occur in the seizure anatomic substrates during the SE induced by pilocarpine (PILO using [14C]-2 deoxyglucose functional mapping technique. Wistar male adult rats were submitted to SE PILO-induced for 6h and received [14C] 2-deoxyglucose injection via jugular vein 45 min before the 6th hour of SE. The control animals were submitted to all procedures but received saline and not pilocarpine. Brain sections were prepared and exposed X-ray film about seven days. The optical density of each region was obtained using a solid state digital analyser. The analysis revealed that 14C-2DG utilisation was pronounced in the SE rats on the areas corresponding to the hippocampal formation (+50.6%, caudate-putamen (+30.6%, frontoparietal cortex (+32.2%, amygdala (+31.7%, entorrinal cortex (+28.2%, thalamic nucleus (+93.5%, pre-tectal area (+50.1% and substantia nigra (+50.3% when compared to control. Our results suggest that the different activation levels of the distinct structures may be particularly important for understanding triggering and spreading mechanisms underlying epileptic activity during status epilepticus.

  2. Towards a utilisation of transient processing in the technology of high efficiency silicon solar cells

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    The utilization of transient processing in the technology of high efficient silicon solar cells is investigated. An ultraviolet laser (an ArF pulsed excimer laser working at 193 nm) is applied. Laser processing induces only a short superficial melting of the material and does not modify the transport properties in the base of the material. This mode of processing associated to ion implantation to form the junction as well as an oxide layer in an atmosphere of oxygen. The volume was left entirely cold in this process. The results of the investigation show: that an entirely cold process of solar cell fabrication needs a thermal treatment at a temperature around 600 C; that the oxides obtained are not satisfying as passivating layers; and that the Rapid Thermal Processing (RTP) induced recombination centers are not directly related to the quenching step but a consequence of the presence of metal impurities. The utilisation of transient processing in the adiabatic regime (laser) and in the rapid isothermal regime (RTP) are possible as two complementary techniques for the realization of high efficiency solar cells

  3. Equitable utilisation and effective protection of sharing transboundary water resources:international rivers of western China

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    2001-01-01

    Western China includes 12 provincial divisions (the 7 provinces of Sichuan, Guizhou,Yunnan, Shaanxi, Gansu, Qinghai and; 5 autonomous regions of Tibet, Ningxia, Xinjiang, Inner Mongolia and Guangxi; and one city of Chongqing), which comprise 71.4% of the national land area,28.5% of the national population and produce 17.5% of the national GDP in China. There are 17countries that have riparian relationships with western China, most of which are water-short countries. All are listed by UN ESCAP as countries with potential water crisis. The co-operative development and coordinated management of international rivers in western China is an important step toward the implementation of the national Great Western Development program. Taking into account of the national strategy and object hierarchy, as well as the development demand of the western region, it is necessary to pursue the multi-disciplinary study of the equitable allocation,utilisation, and eco-environment protection of transboundary water resources in the region. Such efforts will undoubtedly provide scientific evidence and support for the decision-making of the environmental protection and ecological construction and management in the western regions, the enforcement of the sub-regional economic co-operation, mitigation of trans-boundary conflicts, and enhancing bio-diversity conservation.

  4. Effects of thermal treatments on the characterisation and utilisation of red mud with sawdust additive.

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    Liu, Yanju; Naidu, Ravi; Ming, Hui; Dharmarajan, Rajarathnam; Du, Jianhua

    2016-06-01

    Extremely large amounts of red mud (bauxite residue) are generated globally every year from alumina refining industries, which are being disposed of on engineered landfills. The objective of this study is to investigate the effects of thermal treatments on red mud for development of utilisation strategies. Thermal treatments of red mud samples and their characterisations were investigated under inert (N2) and oxidative (air) conditions with and without sawdust addition at 200-600°C. After calcination, the resulting samples were analysed using thermogravimetric-infrared spectroscopy (TG-IR) for functional group transformations, thermogravimetric analysis (TGA) for thermal loss profiles and X-ray diffraction (XRD) for mineral transformations. The characterisation results showed that in N2 environment, boehmite in red mud was transferred to transition alumina at around 400°C while losing water from structural components. The addition of sawdust for incubation and calcination of red mud in air increased the surface area, whereas that in nitrogen atmosphere lead to reduction of hematite to magnetite at around 500°C. The incorporated carbon materials played a major role in increasing the surface area especially for pore size less than 2.5 nm. This treated red mud with altered mineral composition and improved properties for binding contaminants can be used for environmental remediation and in the process of metal recovery such as iron. PMID:26951343

  5. Utilisation of biomass gasification by-products for onsite energy production.

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    Vakalis, S; Sotiropoulos, A; Moustakas, K; Malamis, D; Baratieri, M

    2016-06-01

    Small scale biomass gasification is a sector with growth and increasing applications owing to the environmental goals of the European Union and the incentivised policies of most European countries. This study addresses two aspects, which are at the centre of attention concerning the operation and development of small scale gasifiers; reuse of waste and increase of energy efficiency. Several authors have denoted that the low electrical efficiency of these systems is the main barrier for further commercial development. In addition, gasification has several by-products that have no further use and are discarded as waste. In the framework of this manuscript, a secondary reactor is introduced and modelled. The main operating principle is the utilisation of char and flue gases for further energy production. These by-products are reformed into secondary producer gas by means of a secondary reactor. In addition, a set of heat exchangers capture the waste heat and optimise the process. This case study is modelled in a MATLAB-Cantera environment. The model is non-stoichiometric and applies the Gibbs minimisation principle. The simulations show that some of the thermal energy is depleted during the process owing to the preheating of flue gases. Nonetheless, the addition of a secondary reactor results in an increase of the electrical power production efficiency and the combined heat and power (CHP) efficiency. PMID:27118736

  6. Bryozoans and serpuloideans in skeletobiont communities from the Pleistocene of Sicily: spatial utilisation and competitive interactions

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    2005-10-01

    Full Text Available Sessile encrusters with mineralised skeletons in the fossil record generally retain their original spatial relationships to the substrate and each other. Being short living and not significantly time averaged, communities on shelly substrates represent excellent systems to study such relationships. Bryozoan and serpuloidean skeletobionts on molluscs and rhodolites from Lower Pleistocene localities in Sicily have been studied. Species composition and specimen sizes testify to a short exposure of the shells on the sea floor. Skeletobiont community structure is characterised by the dominance of a few species (5 bryozoans out of 87 and 3 serpuloideans out of 17. Substrate coverage is usually low (<5%, rarely reaching 50-60% or more. On bivalves, skeletobiont distribution does not exhibit a clear trend for inner/outer sides or left/right valves.Oriented growths, differential patterns in microenvironment utilisation of the substrate and spatial competition have been analysed. Several of the recorded overgrowths resulted from superimposition of specimens growing on skeletons of previous, already dead encrusters. True competitive interactions mainly involved bryozoans and only a few serpuloideans. Within bryozoans interspecific encounters usually led to overgrowth or abutment whereas intraspecific encounters commonly resulted in standoffs and growth side by side in cheilostomes, and to fusion of colonies in some cyclostome species.

  7. Investigation of absorption and utilisation of amino acids infused into the cecum of growing pigs. 2

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    Over a period of 4 days 15N-lysine was infused into two growing female pigs (live weight approximately 50 kg) through a cecal cannula. The feeding was restrictive (1,400 g dry matter/day) and, with regard to lysine, it did not meet the requirements. In a 7-days experiment the N and 15N content was measured periodically in feces and urine, in various fractions of the blood and in selected slaughtering samples. From the 15N infused 3-5% were excreted as lysine in the feces, another 5% were in other amino acids of the bacterial protein. The disappearance rate of 15N' from the large intestine was >= 90%. 78-88% of this 15N' was excreted with the urine in form of 15N-urea. Obviously the infused amino acid was decomposed to NH3 in the large intestine and then absorbed. The absorbed ammonia was changed into urea in the ornithine cycle and excreted in urine. The recovery rate of the 15N infused as 15N-lysine was 93 and 84%, resp. Incorporation of 15N in to serum protein or other body protein could not be detected so that the remaining difference of 7-16% cannot necessarily be interpreted as incorporation rate of 15N into the body protein. Under practical conditions the maximal utilisation of lysine from the feed in the large intestine is 1.6% and should be inconsiderable

  8. Myocardial glucose utilisation in type II diabetes mellitus patients treated with sulphonylurea drugs

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    Chronic sulphonylurea treatment maintains improved glycaemic control through mechanisms other than enhancement of insulin secretion and may act on various organs. The aim of this study was to investigate whether the chronic use of sulphonylurea drugs influences PET measurement of myocardial glucose utilisation (MGU) in type II diabetes mellitus. Forty-two patients with type II diabetes mellitus and 17 control subjects underwent dynamic 18F-FDG PET to measure MGU during hyperinsulinaemic euglycaemic clamping. Twenty-one patients had been taking sulphonylurea drugs for more than 1 year (SU group), and the other 21 patients were drug naive (non-SU group). The haemoglobin A1c levels in the two patient groups were similar. Glucose disposal rate (GDR) was also determined as a marker of whole-body insulin resistance. GDR in the SU group (9.01±2.53 mg min-1 kg-1) was significantly higher than that in the non-SU group (4.10±2.47, p-1 100 g-1) was significantly higher than that in the non-SU group (5.53±2.05, p<0.01) and was similar to that in the controls (7.49±2.74). (orig.)

  9. Measurement of labile copper in wine by medium exchange stripping potentiometry utilising screen printed carbon electrodes.

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    Clark, Andrew C; Kontoudakis, Nikolaos; Barril, Celia; Schmidtke, Leigh M; Scollary, Geoffrey R

    2016-07-01

    The presence of copper in wine is known to impact the reductive, oxidative and colloidal stability of wine, and techniques enabling measurement of different forms of copper in wine are of particular interest in understanding these spoilage processes. Electrochemical stripping techniques developed to date require significant pretreatment of wine, potentially disturbing the copper binding equilibria. A thin mercury film on a screen printed carbon electrode was utilised in a flow system for the direct analysis of labile copper in red and white wine by constant current stripping potentiometry with medium exchange. Under the optimised conditions, including an enrichment time of 500s and constant current of 1.0μA, the response range was linear from 0.015 to 0.200mg/L. The analysis of 52 red and white wines showed that this technique generally provided lower labile copper concentrations than reported for batch measurement by related techniques. Studies in a model system and in finished wines showed that the copper sulfide was not measured as labile copper, and that loss of hydrogen sulfide via volatilisation induced an increase in labile copper within the model wine system. PMID:27154696

  10. High-throughput genotyping of hop (Humulus lupulus L.) utilising diversity arrays technology (DArT).

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    Howard, E L; Whittock, S P; Jakše, J; Carling, J; Matthews, P D; Probasco, G; Henning, J A; Darby, P; Cerenak, A; Javornik, B; Kilian, A; Koutoulis, A

    2011-05-01

    Implementation of molecular methods in hop (Humulus lupulus L.) breeding is dependent on the availability of sizeable numbers of polymorphic markers and a comprehensive understanding of genetic variation. However, use of molecular marker technology is limited due to expense, time inefficiency, laborious methodology and dependence on DNA sequence information. Diversity arrays technology (DArT) is a high-throughput cost-effective method for the discovery of large numbers of quality polymorphic markers without reliance on DNA sequence information. This study is the first to utilise DArT for hop genotyping, identifying 730 polymorphic markers from 92 hop accessions. The marker quality was high and similar to the quality of DArT markers previously generated for other species; although percentage polymorphism and polymorphism information content (PIC) were lower than in previous studies deploying other marker systems in hop. Genetic relationships in hop illustrated by DArT in this study coincide with knowledge generated using alternate methods. Several statistical analyses separated the hop accessions into genetically differentiated North American and European groupings, with hybrids between the two groups clearly distinguishable. Levels of genetic diversity were similar in the North American and European groups, but higher in the hybrid group. The markers produced from this time and cost-efficient genotyping tool will be a valuable resource for numerous applications in hop breeding and genetics studies, such as mapping, marker-assisted selection, genetic identity testing, guidance in the maintenance of genetic diversity and the directed breeding of superior cultivars. PMID:21243330

  11. A mathematical model of microbial folate biosynthesis and utilisation: implications for antifolate development.

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    Enrique Salcedo-Sora, J; Mc Auley, Mark T

    2016-03-23

    The metabolic biochemistry of folate biosynthesis and utilisation has evolved into a complex network of reactions. Although this complexity represents challenges to the field of folate research it has also provided a renewed source for antimetabolite targets. A range of improved folate chemotherapy continues to be developed and applied particularly to cancer and chronic inflammatory diseases. However, new or better antifolates against infectious diseases remain much more elusive. In this paper we describe the assembly of a generic deterministic mathematical model of microbial folate metabolism. Our aim is to explore how a mathematical model could be used to explore the dynamics of this inherently complex set of biochemical reactions. Using the model it was found that: (1) a particular small set of folate intermediates are overrepresented, (2) inhibitory profiles can be quantified by the level of key folate products, (3) using the model to scan for the most effective combinatorial inhibitions of folate enzymes we identified specific targets which could complement current antifolates, and (4) the model substantiates the case for a substrate cycle in the folinic acid biosynthesis reaction. Our model is coded in the systems biology markup language and has been deposited in the BioModels Database (MODEL1511020000), this makes it accessible to the community as a whole. PMID:26794619

  12. Physiotherapy and low back pain - part ii: outcomes research utilising the biopsychosocial model: biological outcomes

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    L. D. Bardin

    2002-02-01

    Full Text Available Low back pain (LBP is an acknowledged major health problem that is associated with high recurrence rates and increased chronic incapacity. It is one of the most common and costly conditions treated  by physiotherapists and therefore the physiotherapy profession has a responsibility to provide evidence of effectiveness of interventions for LBP.The quality and rigour of published research on LBP has been found lacking and has predominately utilised a biomedical model of health that focuses on disease and system pathology rather than on illness. Outcomes research has the potential to advance the quest for evidence of effective management of LBP. Patients with CLBP and disability face complex biopsychosocial problems, hence a multifactorial model of illness is particularly pertinent and is addressed by the outcomes research model. Outcome measures that are valid, reliable and responsive are necessary to determine effective interventions for LBP. Biological, psychological and social variables shape the experience and outcome of an episode of LBP and outcome measures reflecting all three aspects of the biopsychosocial model are important to the study of LBP. Outcome measures reflecting the biological component of the biopsychosocial model are discussed in part II: measures of pain and aspects of movement dysfunction.

  13. An immunoenzymatic assay for the diagnosis of hepatitis A utilising immunoglobulin Y

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    Alexandre dos Santos da Silva

    2012-11-01

    Full Text Available The detection of anti-hepatitis A virus (HAV antibody levels by diagnostic kits in the convalescent period of disease generally use immunoglobulin G (IgG, which is expensive. An alternative to IgG is immunoglobulin Y (IgY, an immunoglobulin antibody encountered in birds and reptiles. The aim of this study was to develop a competitive immunoenzymatic assay to measure total anti-HAV antibody levels using anti-HAV IgY as the capture and conjugated immunoglobulins. For this purpose, anti-HAV IgY was conjugated to horseradish peroxidase (HRP and the optimal dilution of HRP-conjugated antibodies was evaluated to establish the competitive immuneenzymatic assay. The results obtained from our "in-house" assay were plotted on a receiver operator curve, which showed a sensitivity of 95% and a specificity of 98.8%, demonstrating that a competitive anti-HAV IgY immunoenzymatic assay developed "in house" could be used as an alternative to commercial assays that utilise IgG.

  14. Utilisation of single added fatty acids by consortia of digester sludge in batch culture

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    Inocula derived from an anaerobic digester were used to study (i) their potential for methane production and (ii) the utilisation rates of different short chain fatty acids (SCFAs) by the microbial community in defined media with mono-carbon sources (formic-, acetetic-, propionic-, butyric acid) in batch culture. It could be demonstrated that the microbial reactor population could be transferred successfully to the lab, and its ability to build up methane was present even with deteriorating biogas plant performance. Therefore, this reduction in performance of the biogas plant was not due to a decrease in abundance, but due to an inactivity of the microbial community. Generally, the physico-chemical properties of the biogas plant seemed to favour hydrogenotrophic methanogens, as seen by the high metabolisation rates of formate compared with all other carbon sources. In contrast, acetoclastic methanogenesis could be shown to play a minor role in the methane production of the investigated biogas plant, although the origin of up to 66% of methane is generally suggested to be generated through acetoclastic pathway.

  15. Computerised 3-D anatomical modelling using plastinates: an example utilising the human heart.

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    Tunali, S; Kawamoto, K; Farrell, M L; Labrash, S; Tamura, K; Lozanoff, S

    2011-08-01

    Computerised modelling methods have become highly useful for generating electronic representations of anatomical structures. These methods rely on crosssectional tissue slices in databases such as the Visible Human Male and Female, the Visible Korean Human, and the Visible Chinese Human. However, these databases are time consuming to generate and require labour-intensive manual digitisation while the number of specimens is very limited. Plastinated anatomical material could provide a possible alternative to data collection, requiring less time to prepare and enabling the use of virtually any anatomical or pathological structure routinely obtained in a gross anatomy laboratory. The purpose of this study was to establish an approach utilising plastinated anatomical material, specifically human hearts, for the purpose computerised 3-D modelling. Human hearts were collected following gross anatomical dissection and subjected to routine plastination procedures including dehydration (-25(o)C), defatting, forced impregnation, and curing at room temperature. A graphics pipeline was established comprising data collection with a hand-held scanner, 3-D modelling, model polishing, file conversion, and final rendering. Representative models were viewed and qualitatively assessed for accuracy and detail. The results showed that the heart model provided detailed surface information necessary for gross anatomical instructional purposes. Rendering tools facilitated optional model manipulation for further structural clarification if selected by the user. The use of plastinated material for generating 3-D computerised models has distinct advantages compared to cross-sectional tissue images. PMID:21866531

  16. Biotechnological applications for the utilisation of wastes from palm oil mills

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    Cheah, S.C.; Ma, A.N.; Ooi, L.C.L.; Ong, A.S.H.

    1988-05-01

    The milling of oil palm fruits produces about two-and-a-half to three times as much effluent as oil does. It also generates a large amount of lignocellulosic wastes, mainly in the form of empty fruit bunches, press cake fibres and nut shell. Research efforts at PORIM have been directed towards the utilisation of these wastes as a means to solve the problem of environmental pollution as well as for the generation of economic returns for the mills. We have studied a thermophilic contact process for the anaerobic digestion of palm oil mill effluent and its potential for generating biogas for energy uses. Our work has also shown that the condensate derived from the fruit sterilisation process during milling is amenable to fermentation for the production of single cell protein (SCP) and exo-enzymes. The enzymes produced have been applied for oil clarification, oil recovery from press cake fibers and saccharification of the fibers for the production of sugar feedstocks. This paper will also introduce the concept of integrated waste management for the palm oil mill through the implementation of these technologies.

  17. Dépendance économique aux produits forestiers non ligneux : cas des ménages riverains des forêts de Boulon et de Koflandé, au Sud-Ouest du Burkina Faso

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    Ouédraogo, M; Ouédraogo, D; Thiombiano, T;

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    forêts. Les résultats montrent que le revenu moyen annuel par ménage est de 846 800 F CFA avec une contribution de 60% du revenu des cultures et 12% du revenu d’élevage. Les PFNL procurent en moyenne 72 479 F CFA par ménage et par an à près de 93% des ménages enquêtés. La dépendance économique des...... ménages aux PFNL est estimée à 12%. Elle diminue avec le revenu, traduisant une plus grande dépendance des ménages pauvres aux PFNL. Par ailleurs, les hommes sont économiquement moins dépendants des PFNL que les femmes. Les autres déterminants de la dépendance aux PFNL sont le statut d’autochtone, la...

  18. De quelques stéréotypes catégorisateurs du même et de l’autre dans les discours de Dakar, ou l’Afrique fantasmée de deux présidents français

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    Détrie Catherine

    2014-07-01

    Notre but est non seulement de pointer la complexité des systèmes représentationnels de l’autre, mais aussi de faire émerger les prémices de systèmes organisés et complexes. En effet, chemin faisant, au-delà de la description des stéréotypes de l’Afrique dans deux discours présidentiels français, s’esquisse la problématique des idéologies et du déjà-dit qui gouverne la production des discours, dans un contexte bien précis qui impose ses contraintes : les relations franco-africaines. Dans un tel contexte, marqué par les thématiques, entre autres, de l’interculturalité, de la gestion délicate d’un passé commun, de relations de dominance, la catégorisation de l’autre est un acte de pouvoir, lourd de conséquences tant il participe à la construction ou à la reconduction de l’ordre social. La stéréotypie apparaît donc comme un lieu privilégié où s’élabore l’ipséité : nommer l’autre, c’est aussi mettre en scène le soi-même. Deux constats principaux se dégagent de cette analyse : d’une part, la permanence de schémas antinomiques issus de l’idéologie coloniale dans le discours de Nicolas Sarkozy, suggérant que l’idéologie du développement et l’idéologie coloniale entretiennent entre elles non seulement des relations de rupture, mais aussi de continuité, d’autre part, le fait que l’impératif économique du développement constitue le dénominateur commun à l’ensemble des stéréotypes, qui, en retour, servent d’arguments pour cette conclusion.

  19. L’utilisation des strat��gies d’apprentissage d’une langue dans un environnement des TICE L’utilisation des stratégies d’apprentissage d’une langue dans un environnement des TICE

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    Janet Atlan

    2000-01-01

    L'étude des différences individuelles qui caractérisent les apprenants s'intègre de plus en plus dans les travaux en didactique des langues. L'utilisation des stratégies d'apprentissage est un type de différences individuelles qui semble être assez sensible à l'environnement pédagogique. Cet article rend compte d'une étude expérimentale entreprise avec des étudiants français en IUT qui avait pour objectif de déterminer si l'utilisation des stratégies d'apprentissage par un apprenant de langue...

  20. Réduction du nombre de puits par l'utilisation de forages horizontaux Reducing the Number of Wells by Using Horizontal Drilling

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    Giger F.

    2006-01-01

    L'un des intérêts du forage horizontal est le gain de productivité sur chaque puits. L'objet de cet article est de proposer des éléments d'analyse, comme la productivité surfacique, destinés à aider l'instance responsable du développement d'un champ confrontée au choix économique entre un schéma classique par puits verticaux et un autre schéma intégrant des puits d'un autre type, et notamment des drains horizontaux. Des méthodes de résolution approchées d'emploi simple sont proposées pour éva...

  1. Recherche et utilisation des données médicales : un cadre inadéquat ?

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    Tilman, Laora

    2016-01-01

    Dans le cadre de la recherche médicale, et notamment la recherche observationnelle, des données médicales, soit recueillies à l’occasion d’actes de soin, de prévention ou de diagnostic, soit collectées spécifiquement pour un projet de recherche donné, sont utilisées par les chercheurs. Or, cette utilisation de données sensibles que sont les données de santé ne peut pas se faire de manière anodine. Le législateur a donc tenté, non sans difficultés, d’encadrer l’utilisation et la circulation de...

  2. CHANGES IN THE LEVEL AND STRUCTURE OF UTILISATION OF SERVICES IN POLISH AND GERMAN AGRICULTURE IN 1998-2012

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    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available The aim of the paper was to present the differences in the level and structure of utilisation of services in Polish and German agriculture. An attempt to define the factors influencing these values was also done. The research covered the share of agricultural services, veterinary expenses and financial intermediation services in intermediate consumption, the value of the studied services per 1 hectare of agricultural land, 1 AWU or 1 DJP, as well as services absorptivity of agricultural production. It was proved that although a significant difference between the role of these services in Poland and Germany still exists, in many cases in 2012 it was not so considerable as in 1998. It can be also assumed that further absorption of funds from the European Union will stimulate investment processes in Polish agriculture, and progressive improvement in utilisation of services by Polish agriculture.

  3. Hepatic toxicology following single and multiple exposure of engineered nanomaterials utilising a novel primary human 3D liver microtissue model

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    Kermanizadeh, Ali; Løhr, Mille; Roursgaard, Martin;

    2014-01-01

    . Traditional in vitro or ex vivo hepatic nanotoxicology models are often limiting and/or troublesome (i.e. reduced metabolism enzymes, lacking important cell populations, unstable with very high variability, etc.).MethodsIn order to rectify these issues and for the very first time we have utilised a 3D human...... model utilised herein is an excellent candidate for replacement of traditional in vitro single cell hepatic models and further progression of liver nanotoxicology....... with accumulative production of nanomaterials, there is an urgent need to consider the possibility of detrimental health consequences of engineered NM exposure. It has been shown that exposure via inhalation, intratracheal instillation or ingestion can result in NM translocation to the liver...

  4. Assessing the link between health care utilisation in general practice and morbidity patterns in the elderly in the Nordic countries

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    Halling, Anders; Kristensen, Troels; Ranstad, Karin;

    Objectives: The objective is to describe and analyze the prevalence of comorbidity and multimorbidity among older people with extensive and complex care needs. Next, the main objective is to present and discuss papers on the association between healthcare utilisation in general practice and...... important areas of healthcare utilisation in general practice in the Nordic countries. In the future, this demand for healthcare services among the elderly is expected to increase. For instance, it is likely that people live longer and advanced technologies continue to be developed, affecting demand and...... diabetes). Today we have limited information on the need for social services and health care services for the elderly in the Nordic countries. There is a need for improved understanding of variation in healthcare utilization and methods to measure the actual need for healthcare services among older...

  5. Inégalités sociales dans le renoncement aux soins de santé et dans leur utilisation

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    Tchicaya, Anastase; Lorentz, Nathalie

    2011-01-01

    Cette recherche se focalise sur l’analyse des inégalités sociales associées à l’accès et à l’utilisation des services de soins médicaux et hospitaliers au Luxembourg. Les données utilisées proviennent des enquêtes PSELL3/EU-SILC réalisées chaque année sur un échantillon représentatif de la population luxembourgeoise vivant en ménage privé. Des indicateurs d’accès aux soins (ou de renoncement aux soins) et d’utilisation des services de santé sont définis et les principales mesures d’inégalité ...

  6. L’utilisation des stratégies d’apprentissage d’une langue dans un environnement des TICE

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    Atlan, Janet

    2000-01-01

    L'étude des différences individuelles qui caractérisent les apprenants s'intègre de plus en plus dans les travaux en didactique des langues. L'utilisation des stratégies d'apprentissage est un type de différences individuelles qui semble être assez sensible à l'environnement pédagogique. Cet article rend compte d'une étude expérimentale entreprise avec des étudiants français en IUT qui avait pour objectif de déterminer si l'utilisation des stratégies d'apprentissage par un apprenant de langue...

  7. The xylose reductase/xylitol dehydrogenase/xylulokinase ratio affects product formation in recombinant xylose-utilising Saccharomyces cerevisiae

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    Eliasson, Anna; Hofmeyr, J.H.S.; Pedler, S.;

    2001-01-01

    Data simulations based on a kinetic model implied that under simplified simulation conditions a 1:greater than or equal to 10:greater than or equal to4 relation of the xylose reductase (XR)/xylitol dehydrogenase (XDH)/xylulokinase (XK) ratio was optimal in minimising xylitol formation during xylose...... utilisation in yeast. The steady-state level of the intermediary xylitol depended also, to a great extent, on the NADH and NAD(+) concentrations. Anaerobic xylose utilisation was investigated for three different recombinant. XR-, XDH- and XK-expressing Saccharomyces cerevisiae strains, TMB 3002, TMB 3003 and...... TMB 3004, to verify the model predictions. Overexpression of XK was found to be necessary for ethanol formation from xylose. Furthermore, the xylitol formation decreased with decreasing XR/XDH ratio, while the ethanol formation increased. Of the three strains, TMB 3004, which was the strain with a XR...

  8. Utilisation of oral health services, oral health needs and oral health status in a peri-urban informal settlement.

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    Westaway, M S; Viljoen, E; Rudolph, M J

    1999-04-01

    Interviews were conducted with 294 black residents (155 females and 138 males) of a peri-urban informal settlement in Gauteng to ascertain utilisation of oral health services, oral health needs and oral health status. Only 37 per cent of the sample had consulted a dentist or medical practitioner, usually for extractions. Teenagers and employed persons were significantly less likely to utilise dentists than the older age groups and unemployed persons. Forty per cent were currently experiencing oral health problems such as a sore mouth, tooth decay and bleeding/painful gums. Two hundred and twelve (73 per cent) interviewees wanted dental treatment or advice. Residents who rated their oral health status as fair or poor appeared to have the greatest need for oral health services. The use of interviews appears to be a cost-effective method of determining oral morbidity. PMID:10518916

  9. Utilisation d'un marché de prédictions dans le cadre du projet MICS

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    Gaspoz C.

    2005-01-01

    Ce diplôme présente les marchés prédictifs, qui sont un moyen d'agréger l'information en utilisant les processus à la base des marchés financiers et en proposant des contrats à termes représentant la probabilité de survenance d'une proposition. Des publications dans le domaine de la finance, du management ou de l'informatique font référence à l'utilisation des marchés prédictifs et démontrent les bons résultats obtenus par cette méthode. Nous nous sommes demandé s'il était possible de concevo...

  10. The xylose reductase/xylitol dehydrogenase/xylulokinase ratio affects product formation in recombinant xylose-utilising Saccharomyces cerevisiae

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    Eliasson, Anna; Hofmeyr, J.H.S.; Pedler, S.; Hahn-Hagerdal, B.

    Data simulations based on a kinetic model implied that under simplified simulation conditions a 1:greater than or equal to 10:greater than or equal to4 relation of the xylose reductase (XR)/xylitol dehydrogenase (XDH)/xylulokinase (XK) ratio was optimal in minimising xylitol formation during xylose...... utilisation in yeast. The steady-state level of the intermediary xylitol depended also, to a great extent, on the NADH and NAD(+) concentrations. Anaerobic xylose utilisation was investigated for three different recombinant. XR-, XDH- and XK-expressing Saccharomyces cerevisiae strains, TMB 3002, TMB 3003 and...... TMB 3004, to verify the model predictions. Overexpression of XK was found to be necessary for ethanol formation from xylose. Furthermore, the xylitol formation decreased with decreasing XR/XDH ratio, while the ethanol formation increased. Of the three strains, TMB 3004, which was the strain with a XR...

  11. Investigation of Matlab® as Platform in Navigation and Control of an Automatic Guided Vehicle Utilising an Omnivision Sensor

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    Ben Kotze

    2014-08-01

    Full Text Available Automatic Guided Vehicles (AGVs are navigated utilising multiple types of sensors for detecting the environment. In this investigation such sensors are replaced and/or minimized by the use of a single omnidirectional camera picture stream. An area of interest is extracted, and by using image processing the vehicle is navigated on a set path. Reconfigurability is added to the route layout by signs incorporated in the navigation process. The result is the possible manipulation of a number of AGVs, each on its own designated colour-signed path. This route is reconfigurable by the operator with no programming alteration or intervention. A low resolution camera and a Matlab® software development platform are utilised. The use of Matlab® lends itself to speedy evaluation and implementation of image processing options on the AGV, but its functioning in such an environment needs to be assessed.

  12. Partage et réutilisation de règles sur le Web de données

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    Seye, Oumy

    2014-01-01

    Dans cette thèse nous nous intéressons à la publication, au partage et à la réutilisation de règles sur le Web de données. L'approche que nous avons adoptée pour permettre la réutilisation de règles sur le Web, est de considérer des bases de règles comme des sources de données particulières. Il s'agit de les publier dans le langage RDF, le standard de représentation du Web de données. Nous utilisons des requêtes SPARQL, le standard du Web de données, pour interroger ces données RDF particuliè...

  13. The nuclear energy utilisation discontinuation concept lacks a plutonium disposal scheme

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    The quick discontinuation of nuclear energy utilisation envisaged by the new Federal German Government leaves the problem of how to dispose of the plutonium produced so far in the course of reconditioning. More than 22 tons are here involved, envisaged for recycling as new fuel elements and at present stored in France and Great Britain. There are no very great safeguard differences between reactor plutonium and plutonium for nuclear weapons. This means that a form of repository must be found for reactor plutonium which is self-protecting against unauthorised access, as is the case for exhausted fuel elements on account of their high radioactivity. The demand for self-protection and thereafter disposal can be fulfilled by sealing the plutonium in glass in the same manner as practised so far with the highly active waste from reconditioning (glass canisters). This form of repository is self-protecting for plutonium only when highly radioactive waste from reconditioning is mixed with the glass melt. To dispose of the present existing amount of German plutonium in this manner, 3200 cubic metres of highly radioactive waste (activity inventory 3,7x1019 Becquerel) would be required. In addition thereto a vitrification plant with corresponding performance would be needed, because such a processing project would produce about 6000 glass canisters. For example, the vitrification plant 'PAMELA' which has been operated in Mol in Belgium, would have to run non-stop for 17 years. According to the arguments presented by the three authors, the difficulties of such a disposal method are so immense that one should refrain therefrom. Instead, the authors recommend return of the plutonium as MOX-fuel in light water reactors, as envisaged so far by the concept for utilising the plutonium. The demand for self-protection can be fulfilled therewith. At the same time this method for disposal would be sensible on considerations of energy economy, because as much energy can be produced from

  14. Accuracy analysis of direct georeferenced UAV images utilising low-cost navigation sensors

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    Briese, Christian; Wieser, Martin; Verhoeven, Geert; Glira, Philipp; Doneus, Michael; Pfeifer, Norbert

    2014-05-01

    control points should be used to improve the estimated values, especially to decrease the amount of systematic errors. For the bundle block adjustment the calibration of the camera and their temporal stability must be determined additionally. This contribution presents next to the theory a practical study on the accuracy analysis of direct georeferenced UAV imagery by low-cost navigation sensors. The analysis was carried out within the research project ARAP (automated (ortho)rectification of archaeological aerial photographs). The utilized UAS consists of the airplane "MAJA", manufactured by "Bormatec" (length: 1.2 m, wingspan: 2.2 m) equipped with the autopilot "ArduPilot Mega 2.5". For image acquisition the camera "Ricoh GR Digital IV" is utilised. The autopilot includes a GNSS receiver capable of DGPS (EGNOS), an inertial measurement system (INS), a barometer, and a magnetometer. In the study the achieved accuracies for the estimated position and orientation of the images are presented. The paper concludes with a summary of the remaining error sources and their possible corrections by applying further improvements on the utilised equipment and the direct georeferencing process.

  15. Agreement for cooperation on the peaceful uses of nuclear energy between the Swiss Federal Council and the Government of the French Republic; Accord de cooperation entre le Conseil federal suisse et le Gouvernement de la Republique francaise pour l`utilisation de l`energie nucleaire a des fins pacifiques

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    This Agreement between France and Switzerland entered into force on 1 December 1990. The purpose of the Agreement, in the framework of both countries` respective programmes, is to develop their co-operation in the field of the peaceful uses of nuclear energy. Co-operation may be extended to the entire area of nuclear power production, including fuel cycle operations, radioisotope production, scientific and technical research, and nuclear safety. Both Parties agree to contribute to enhancing the safety of nuclear installations and preventing harmful effects to the environment, in particular, by exchanging information in particular on reactor safety design and reactor safety; technical rules and criteria in the field of reactor safety; and safety of other installations in the fuel cycle. [Francais] Cet Accord a pour objet, dans le cadre des programmes respectifs des deux pays, de developper leur cooperation dans le domaine de l`utilisation pacifique de l`enegie nucleaire. Cette cooperation pourra s`etendre a l`ensemble du domaine de la production d`energie nucleaire, y compris les operations du cycle du combustible, la production d`isotopes, la recherche scientifique et technique, ainsi qu`a la securite nucleaire. Les lettres precitees precisent que les deux Parties sont convenues de contribuer au renforcement de la securite des installations nucleaires et a la prevention des effets negatifs sur l`environnement, notamment par l`echange d`informations notamment en ce qui concerne le concept de surete et surete des reacteurs; les criteres et regles techniques dans le domaine de la surete des reacteurs; la surete des autres installations du cycle du combustible et la radioprotection.

  16. Investigation into Wheelchair Mobility Control that Uses a Minimally Invasive Intra-Oral Palate Control Device utilising Resistopalatography Techniques

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    Horne, Robert; Henderson, Martin; Kelly, Stephen W.

    2014-01-01

    Interfacing with conventional wheelchair input devices is a major challenge when it comes to patients with high levels of disability. This paper intends to report on the new method of wheelchair mobility interfacing using Resistopalatog- raphy. The technique proposed here is based around utilising the tongue as the controlling muscle group to input desired movement into a force sensitive sensing dental retainer. Using the position of the force, and force applied a direction and speed metric c...

  17. Utilisation of internet resources for continuing professional development: a cross-sectional survey of general practitioners in Scotland

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    MacWalter, Gordon; McKay, John(Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Concordia University, 1455 de Maisonneuve Blvd. West, Montreal, Quebec, H3G 1M8, Canada); Bowie, Paul

    2016-01-01

    Background Participation in continuing professional development (CPD) is a professional and regulatory expectation of general practitioners (GPs). Traditionally, CPD activity was undertaken face-to-face in educational settings, but internet based formats have found increasing favour. The need for doctors to use the internet for service and educational purposes is growing, particularly in support of specialty training and appraisal. We aimed to determine how GPs in Scotland utilise online reso...

  18. More Health Care Utilisation With More Insurance Coverage? Evidence from a Latent Class Model with German Data

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    Schmitz, Hendrik

    2011-01-01

    Abstract We analyse the impact of optional deductibles, private supplementary health insurance and income on the demand for health care utilisation, measured as the number of physician visits with data from the German Socioeconomic Panel. With a set of newly available variables for the years 2002, 2004, and 2006 that measure individual health more accurately and including risk-attitudes towards health we find that possible endogeneity of the insurance choice is ...

  19. A qualitative study on barriers to utilisation of institutional delivery services in Moroto and Napak districts, Uganda: implications for programming

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    Wilunda, Calistus; Quaglio, Gianluca; Putoto, Giovanni; Lochoro, Peter; Dall’Oglio, Giovanni; Manenti, Fabio; Atzori, Andrea; Lochiam, Rose Miligan; Takahashi, Risa; Mukundwa, Aline; Oyerinde, Koyejo

    2014-01-01

    Background Skilled attendance at delivery is critical in prevention of maternal deaths. However, many women in low- and middle-income countries still deliver without skilled assistance. This study was carried out to identify perceived barriers to utilisation of institutional delivery in two districts in Karamoja, Uganda. Methods Data were collected through participatory rural appraisal (PRA) with 887 participants (459 women and 428 men) in 20 villages in Moroto and Napak districts. Data were ...

  20. Prescriptive contraceptive use among isotretinoin users in the Netherlands in comparison with non-users: a drug utilisation study

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    Crijns, H. J.; van Rein, N.; Gispen-de Wied, C.C.; Straus, S.M.; de Jong-Van Den Berg, L T

    2012-01-01

    Purpose To assess the compliance with the isotretinoin Pregnancy Prevention Programme (PPP) by evaluating the use of prescribed contraceptives among isotretinoin users. The PPP contains a requirement for the use of contraceptive methods for women of childbearing potential. Methods A drug utilisation study was performed using data from a drug prescription database (containing Dutch community pharmacy data) covering a population of 500?000 patients. Contraceptive use in female isotretinoin user...