Norhashimah Morad

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This paper proposes a fuzzy inference system in choosing alternative machines for integrated process planning and scheduling of a job shop manufacturing system. Instead of choosing alternative machines randomly, machines are being selected based on the machines reliability. The MTTF values are input in a fuzzy inference mechanism, which outputs the machine(More)
The degradation of C.I. Direct red 80, a polyazo dye, was investigated using Bacillus firmus immobilized by entrapment in tubular polymeric gel. This bacterial strain was able to completely decolorize 50 mg/L of C.I. Direct red 80 under anoxic conditions within 12 h and also degrade the reaction intermediates (aromatic amines) during the subsequent 12 h(More)
This paper presents a layered encoding cascade evolutionary approach to solve a 0/1 knapsack optimization problem. A layered encoding structure is proposed and developed based on the schema theorem and the concepts of cascade correlation and multi-population evolutionary algorithms. Genetic algorithm (GA) and particle swarm optimization (PSO) are combined(More)
The decolorization and degradation of Direct Blue 71 were investigated using a mono culture of Pseudomonas aeruginosa. The bacterium was able to decolorize the dye medium to 70.43 % within 48 h under microaerophilic conditions. The medium was then aerated for 24 h to promote the biodegradation of the aromatic amines generated from azo bond cleavage.(More)
A layer-encoded interactive evolutionary algorithm (IEA) for optimization of design parameters of a monolithic microwave integrated circuit (MMIC) low noise amplifier is presented. The IEA comprises a combination of the genetic algorithm (GA) and the particle swarm optimization (PSO) technique. The layer-encoding structure allows human intervention in order(More)
Cellular uptake of 3H-heparin by cultured Chinese hamster ovary cells does not follow the pattern that would be expected on the basis of binding kinetics. It is essentially non-saturable and its low pinocytotic index is consistent with fluid-phase endocytosis, while surface binding is saturable and suggests the presence of specific receptors. Most of the(More)