Recent Submissions

• Study on the Binary Interactions of Gas, Brine and Reservoirs Porous Media ﻿

(Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research, University of Regina, 2021-12)
As several operations in the reservoir engineering may involve gas injection or production, such as gas reservoir development, enhanced oil/gas recovery (EOR/EGR), CO2 capture and sequestration, and underground gas storage, ...
• Small Modular Reactor Site Selection in Saskatchewan: Site Slection Risk Assessment with Focue on Surface Water Availability and Dissolved Strontium Monitoring ﻿

(Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research, University of Regina, 2021-11)
One of the objectives of the research is to provide a province-wide assessment of Saskatchewan to quantitatively identify optimal SMR site locations that are capable of providing adequate surface water for the lifecycle ...
• Modelling and Experimental Investigation of Foam Displacement in Pore Networks ﻿

(Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research, University of Regina, 2021-12)
Foam is a complicated but fascinating fluid being widely involved in almost every technological step in petroleum industry, from drilling, well stimulation, enhanced oil recovery (EOR), production, to refining process. Its ...
• Identification and Characterization of Antibiotic Biosynthetic Gene Clusters in Pantoea ﻿

(Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research, University of Regina, 2021-08)
Antimicrobial resistance is a global health crisis for which new antibiotics are needed. Natural products (secondary metabolites) produced by microbes have been our primary source of antibiotics; however, the search has ...
• Anti-candida and Anti-virulence Activity of Essential Oils and Their Components ﻿

(Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research, University of Regina, 2021-10)
Candida albicans is one of the most common fungi associated with lifethreatening infections. Treatment of the associated infections is often ineffective in the light of resistance, and so there is an urgent need to ...
• Parkinson's Disease Classification, Monitoring and Optimization of Deep Brain Stimulation ﻿

(Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research, University of Regina, 2021-09)
Parkinson's disease (PD) alters the brain's anatomy when dopamine releasing neurons die in basal ganglia neural pathways. The resulting alterations force synchronized neuronal activity in beta frequency components in ...
• Social Interaction and Physical Activity among Rural Older Adults ﻿

(Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research, University of Regina, 2022-03-30)
Physical activity and social interaction are critical components in supporting health and well-being among older adults; therefore, there is significant merit in further exploration of the relationship between these ...
• The Use of Clinical Testing Procedures in the Diagnosis of Motor Control Impairments Associated with Low Back Pain ﻿

(Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research, University of Regina, 2021-08)
Background: The underlying causes of low back pain (LBP) have been proposed to be associated with motor control impairments that can result in compensatory movement and spinal instability. The Prone Hip Extension (PHE) ...
• The Erdős-Ko-Rado Theorem for Transitive Permutation Groups ﻿

(Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research, University of Regina, 2022-03)
Given a transitive permutation group $$G \le Sym(\Omega)$$, a subset $$F$$ of $$G$$ is $$\textit {intersecting}$$ if any two elements of $$F$$ agree on some elements of $$\Omega$$. We are interested in the problem of finding ...
• Pore-Scale Imbibition Studies for Tight Rock Systems ﻿

(Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research, University of Regina, 2021-12)
Imbibition pervasively exists in many natural and industrial processes, such as oil/gas recovery, hydraulic fracturing, the postinjection stage of CO2 sequestration, printing processes, diagnostic tests in biomedicine. ...
• Screening of Potential Polyamine Solvents for Carbon Capture ﻿

(Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research, University of Regina, 2021-09)
Carbon dioxide (CO2) is one of the main greenhouse gases that significantly contributes to global warming. It is therefore imperative to reduce the amount of CO2 emissions into the atmosphere. Among CO2 capture sorbents, ...
• Extensions of the Erdős-Ko-Rado Theorem to Perfect Matchings ﻿

(Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research, University of Regina, 2022-03-31)
One of the important results in extremal set theory is the Erdős-Ko-Rado (EKR) theorem which gives a tight upper bound on the size of intersecting sets. The focus of this thesis is on extensions of the EKR theorem to ...
• An Investigation of Engagement in Parent-Administered, Internet-Delivered Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for Childhood Anxiety: Intervention Usage and Subjective Experience ﻿

(Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research, University of Regina, 2021-11)
Childhood anxiety is the most prevalent mental health concern facing Canadian children but often goes untreated. Parent-administered, Internet-delivered cognitive behaviour therapy (ICBT) has been suggested as an approach ...
• A Risk Management Framework to Increase Success of IT Projects ﻿

(Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research, University of Regina, 2021-12)
Companies around the globe continually seek to improve the quality of services to realize their primary mission and increase their success, branding, and profit. Based on strategic planning, they compete fiercely in their ...
• Modeling of Enhanced Heavy Oil Recovery Processes: Foamy Oil Flow and Viscosity Fingering ﻿

(Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research, University of Regina, 2021-08)
Many heavy oil reservoirs are now developed by enhanced heavy oil recovery methods, such as solvent-based recovery techniques. The solvent-based recovery techniques have advantages in energy effectiveness, cost efficiency, ...
• Further Study of Some Iterative Methods for the Matrix Pth Root ﻿

(Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research, University of Regina, 2022-01)
In this thesis, we solve some problems arising in the study of some iterative methods for finding the principal pth root of a matrix. Our main interest is in Newton's method, Halley's method and Chebyshev's method. We ...
• Tuning Techniques for Microwave Devices Based on Space Mapping and Surrogate Modeling ﻿

(Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research, University of Regina, 2021-11)
In a modern wireless communication system, with the development of various applications, microwave filters with stringent specifications and tunability start to receive more attention. Advances in novel materials, fabrication ...
• Investigating the Relationship Between Problematic Smartphone Use, Intolerance of Uncertainty, And Mindfulness ﻿

(Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research, University of Regina, 2021-09)
Problematic smartphone use (PSU) describes subjective distress, impairment, and/or negative consequences in important areas of functioning due to an inability to regulate smartphone usage (Billieux, 2012; Merlo et al., ...
• Mother Tree Optimization for Solving Continuous and Discrete Optimization Problems ﻿

(Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research, University of Regina, 2021-09)
Continuous and discrete optimization problems play a signi cant role in di erent academic and industrial disciplines. The main objective of a constraint optimization process is to nd a solution for a problem, that satis ...
• Entanglements of Pediatric Pain Practices in an Acute Care Setting: Critical Participatory Action Research with Student Co-Researchers in an Interprofessional Education Context ﻿

(Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research, University of Regina, 2022-01)
Children’s pain continues to be undertreated despite extensive research over the past five decades and this has ethical implications for practice. In this inquiry, I examine pediatric pain practices in my local health ...

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