Daniel M Blake

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When exposed to near-UV light, titanium dioxide (TiO 2) exhibits a strong bactericidal activity. However, the killing mechanism(s) underlying the TiO 2 photocatalytic reaction is not yet well understood. The aim of the present study is to investigate the cellular damage sites and their contribution to cell death. A sensitive approach using o-nitrophenol(More)
The National Renewable Energy Laboratory, a U.S. Department of Energy national laboratory, is collaborating with U.S. automotive manufacturers to develop innovative techniques to reduce national fuel consumption and vehicle tailpipe emissions by reducing vehicle climate control loads. A new U.S. emissions test, the Supplemental Federal Test Procedure(More)
Acknowledgments This project, a cooperative effort with industry, is currently funded by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). Industry provided the test vehicle and all climate control components to help demonstrate how numerous components can work together in a systems approach to reduce vehicle auxiliary loads. The National Renewable Energy Laboratory's(More)
Research results concerning the photocatalytic activity and selectivity of benzene are discussed. This compound, which represents one of an important class of volatile organic compounds found in indoor air, was oxidized in an annular photocatalytic reactor featuring a thin film of titanium dioxide and illuminated by a fluorescent black light. The gas phase(More)
At the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), one of the goals of the Center for Transportation Technologies and Systems is to develop innovative techniques for reducing automobile fuel usage and tailpipe emissions by decreasing the auxiliary loads on the propulsion system of advanced vehicles. The power required to cool(More)
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