William A. Adams

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Organotins (OTs) are additives widely used as thermal and light stabilizers in polyvinyl chloride (PVC) plastics. OTs can leach into water flowing through PVC pipes. This work examines the leaching rates of two potentially neurotoxic OTs, dimethyl tin (DMT) and dibutyl tin (DBT), from PVC pipe. Water was circulated in a closed loop laboratory PVC pipe(More)
This paper suggests a psychological approach to the problem of context management in intelligent software. The user’s motivational context is taken by the agent as its own motivational context. While traditional taskspecific context problems still must be dealt with, the agent can use its semiautonomous motivation to navigate these problems on the user’s(More)
Microcystins are toxic peptides that can be produced by cyanobacteria in harmful algal blooms (HABs). Various analytical techniques have been developed to quantify microcystins in drinking water, including liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry (LC/MS/MS), enzyme linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA), and oxidative cleavage to produce(More)
Automation in the human services generally lags far behind the level of automation in business and industry. This is not due to lack of need. It is due to the difficulty of conceptualizing the issues surrounding automation of human service delivery, and to lack of money. The two are related: the money is surely available if the automation proposal can(More)
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