In the present paper, we propose a method of detecting amorphously shaped objects in real-time ultrasonic images when high level of noise is present. In general, noisy imaging environment can lead to faulty object segmentation. Shape recognition algorithms can give ambiguous results even for detecting objects with permanent shapes. From prior knowledge, indexed object templates are introduced that are aimed to incorporate the most relevant object.
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Housekeeping at Work – Don’t Sweep It Under the Rug
What’s at Stake? Housekeeping at work is about much more than cleaning windows and sweeping up dust bunnies. Poor housekeeping can cause injuries, slow down production, dampen morale, start fires and cause catastrophic explosions of combustible dusts. What’s the Danger? A messy workplace not only affects workers’ safety and morale, it makes a bad impression on potential and current customers and regulatory officers. How much harder do you think an inspector will look at your work area if...
Assessing buried infrastructure deep under buried infrastructure
In preparing for its water future, the Region of Peel (Peel) adopts a unique assessment strategy for a newly constructed potable water transmission main that extends deep underground through the heart of Peel Region. The effort is paying off, with Peel decision makers gaining a better understanding of this pipeline as it comes into service.
Government flooding plans come under attack from recent report
A recent report from MPs has highlighted inadequacies over the current plans for flooding by the government, suggesting that the Environmental Agency be stripped of their current responsibilities and replaced by a dedicated flooding authority. As we head into another flooding season, it is disheartening and worrying to see that the current solutions are found to be lacking. Read our new LinkedIn article to find out more and see our take on the new report.
Critical Operations Go Under Cover
For a number of years, composting facilities have been using fabric structures to house finished compost screening, soil blending and product storage. They’ve also employed the structures to cover or fully enclose feedstock receiving and mixing. And some have gone as far as to put active composting operations inside fabric buildings. “More and more facilities are putting in fabric structures for a number of different reasons,” notes Bill Kish, who directs business development activities at...
Assessment of the endogenous respiration rate and the observed biomass yield for methanol-fed ...
In this study, the endogenous respiration rate and the observed biomass yield of denitrifying methylotrophic biomass were estimated through measuring changes in denitrification rates (DNR) as a result of maintaining the biomass under methanol deprived conditions. For this purpose, activated sludge biomass from a full-scale wastewater treatment plant was kept in 10-L batch reactors for 8 days under fully aerobic and anoxic conditions at 20 °C without methanol addition. To investigate temperature effects, another...