Environmental problems including water and air pollution, over fertilization, insufficient wastewater treatment and even ecological disaster are receiving greater attention in the technical and scientific area. In this paper, a method for water quality monitoring using living green algae (Chlorella Kessleri) with the help of the intelligent mobile lab… (More)
Dedication This work is dedicated to my mother and father, Frank and Gladys Alexander and my sisters Kimberly and Jalexia Alexander. Thank you for your love and support over the past five years. I'd also like to dedicate this dissertation to the memory of my late grandmother Climmie Rodell Young, who helped to show me the meaning of perserverance.
Primarily composed of cells on a porous membrane embedded in microfluidic channels, organ-on-a-Chip (OOC) models are coming into the spotlight as an innovative, new approach to in vitro modeling. However, more work is required to understand the impact OOCs have on cellular function including basal metabolism, barrier resistance and oxygen consumption.… (More)