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Biomarker Detection Using Portable Analyzer

Description: The research will involve testing 100 test strips that have been developed to detect solutions of urea and ammonia to simulate saliva levels for dehydration and kidney function. The experimental procedure and device has been established, however an analysis of the data and a mathematical simulation of the data have not been identified. This…
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Use of waste plastics to create building materials

Description: Investigate economic viability of designing waste plastics to building materials conversion process for implementation in Las Cruces. Completion Objectives: Meet with Mr. Valdez to learn his plans to build a business based on waste plastics converted to building materials to be used to build homes for the poor and homeless. Perform and document a…
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Analysis of Fermented Beverages and Barrel-Aged Flavors in Beer

Description: Quality control and quality assurance in brewing require the regular characterization and monitoring of starting ingredients, intermediate products (wort), and finished beers. The Anton Parr Packaged Beer Analyzer allows the sequential measurement of density, ethanol content, carbon dioxide concentration, and oxygen concentration. Even with the measurement technology, protocols are still needed to ensure consistent…
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Effect of Different Sugars on SCOBY Fermentation Products

Description: Synergistic consortium of bacteria and yeast (SCOBY) fermentations are used to make a variety of fermented beverages (kombucha, jun). The fermentation products contain different levels of ethanol, residual sugars, and organic acids (acetic, lactic, gallic, etc.) depending on the SCOBY culture, base media (tea), type and amount of fermentable carbohydrates, and fermentation conditions. The…
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Effect of Different Sugars on SCOBY Fermentation Products

Description: Synergistic consortium of bacteria and yeast (SCOBY) fermentations are used to make a variety of fermented beverages (kombucha, jun). The fermentation products contain different levels of ethanol, residual sugars, and organic acids (acetic, lactic, gallic, etc.) depending on the SCOBY culture, base media (tea), type and amount of fermentable carbohydrates, and fermentation conditions. The…
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Santec Junior Process Engineer

Stantec’s footprint in the Oil and Gas Business Unit in Houston, Texas is growing. We are currently searching for a Junior Process Engineer. The Process Engineer will have 2 – 5 years of experience in the Oil and Gas sector in the Houston, Texas geographical area. The process Engineer will have a Bachelors Degree in…
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NMSBrew Bakery Beers take first in national brewing competition

NMSBrew Bakery Beers take first in national brewing competition

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A glimpse of CHME from the 70s

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Valorization of polymer waste

Description: Polymer wastes such as waste plastics and waste tires are detrimental to our environment. The amount of plastics produced, used, and disposed has grown exponentially over the past 60 years. Only 9% are recycled. At the same time around 1.5 billion scrap tires make their way into the environmental cycle each year. So there…
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Permanent and Intern positions in Carlsbad

Scientist 1- Regulatory Compliance Specialist: https://aecom.jobs/carlsbad-nm/scientist-1-regulatory-compliance-specialist/40F398331DFB4BA7A2FC06B786ACCAAC/job/ Intern:  https://aecom.jobs/carlsbad-nm/intern/FB87ECDD06CD4A99ABE74B0753D8FE93/job/

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