Time restrictions in forest operations planningBoštjan Kepic
, 2016, magistrsko delo
Opis: This master’s thesis deals with annual harvest operations (AHO) planning with consideration of time restrictions. We developed five models of binary integer linear programming (BILP) that schedule working groups to harvest unit areas (HUAs) according to the lowest cost possible. Total AHO costs include felling and skidding costs, transportation costs, and machine relocation costs. The first model is based on the presumption that harvesting can be planned and executed freely throughout the year. In other four, scheduling was subject to time restrictions in HUAs and differed according to the extent of time restrictions. The second model takes into account time restrictions due to unfavourable natural conditions, the third model due to disturbance-free areas of animal species, the fourth and fifth model concurrently include the impact of time restrictions due to natural conditions and disturbance-free areas. The annual workplace time in Model 2 is reduced by 14.2 %, in Model 3 by 16.9 %, in Model 4 by 29.3 % and in Model 5 by 42.3 %. The model tool used to test all the models was designed in Microsoft Excel. All five models were tested with OpenSolver 2.7.1 software. Increasing the extent of time restrictions in forest operations reduces the utilization of the annual workplace time. In testing the second model, we demonstrated that with proper organisation of an AHO plan the planner can influence the working days fallout. In the other three models, we were able to ensure the implementation of AHO plan by introducing extra working groups. Further, we confirmed that time restrictions affect the scheduling of the working groups and the sequencing of tasks. The increases in total AHO costs were explained as an increase in working groups’ costs due to lower utilization rate, an increase in depreciation costs of machines and costs due to unrealized allowable annual cut and timber sales planned for the current year. We tested each model on two examples.
Ključne besede: time restrictions, binary integer programming, forestry, annual harvest operations planning, harvesting, scheduling working teams
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Birokratski stil v srbskem in slovenskem časopisju v času socializmaJelena Budimirović
, 2016, magistrsko delo
Opis: Glavni namen birokratskega stila ni komunikativen, temveč ritualno-ideološki. Takšen stil služi kot sredstvo jezikovne manipulacije in birokratom zagotavlja monopol pri političnem odločanju. Birokratski stil je v srbščini razcvet doživel v socializmu, v slovenščini pa se je razvijal pod vplivom srbščine. V tej nalogi analiziramo jezik srbskega časopisa Borba, oziroma slovenskih časopisov Ljudska pravica in Delo v času socializma, in sicer skozi dve obdobji – obdobje začetka socialističnega sistema v Jugoslaviji (1944–1947) ter poznejše obdobje, v katerem je imel socializem v Jugoslaviji za seboj že več desetletij (1974–1979). Za jezik prvega obdobja so značilni enostavnost, ideološkost in čustvenost. Za stil drugega obdobja je opazna izjemno močna birokratiziranost novinarskega stila, in smo ga zato analizirali glede na klasifikacijo značilnosti birokratskega stila: nominalnost, splošnost, nedoločenost, eksplicitnost, evfemizmi, presežek besed, kvaziznanstvenost in uporaba besed tujega izvora. Analiza opisuje slovnična in leksična sredstva birokratizacije in razlaga njihove učinke v sociolingvističnem kontekstu.
Ključne besede: birokratski stil, socializem, Borba, Ljudska pravica, Delo, manipulacija
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STREET CHILDREN IN NIŠ (SERBIA): THE CASE OF DROP IN CENTRE FOR THE MOST AT RISK ADOLESCENTS (MARA)Miodrag Đorđević
, 2016, magistrsko delo
Opis: In 2009, a Drop in centre for street children - MARA was established in Niš,
Serbia. The purpose of the project was to provide health protection of adolescents,
who lived in structural disadvantages, was exposed to the risk of HIV, and who have
not been addressed by the institutional social care system.
Once on the streets, children have difficulty meeting their basic needs such as
obtaining food, clothes or shelter. Therefore, they employ a range of survival
strategies. Begging, car washing, collecting secondary resources, borrowing money,
and dealing drugs are common ways how to provide subsistence. Perhaps the most
dangerous survival strategy pertains to exchanging sex services for food or money.
Drug and alcohol use are common practices among street children.
The main goal of this thesis was to obtain new knowledge about these young
people in order to achieve a better understanding of their behaviours in the
framework of social marginalization, their coping strategies and their own
contributions to social exclusion. To provide better social, health and educational
services for street children in Niš a qualitative approach is necessary to understand
their survival strategies and their several needs as the persons at risk in certain social
The main approach was ethnography encompassing participant observation
during the fieldwork in Drop in centre in Niš. Following methods were employed:
Review of the scientific literature on the issue and analytical reading; Review and analysis of existing documents and
archive materials: UN/NGO/Government documents, and the documentation on the
projects from Drop in centre; Participant observation in the group of MARA; Semistructured
interviews with MARA; An ethnographic diary and ethnographic
fieldnotes of fieldwork in the Drop in centre in Niš.
This thesis was focused on the following research questions: What is the
relationship between social stereotypes about MARA and MARA’s behaviour? Are
the stereotypes affecting MARA’s identities, behaviour and appearance or vice
versa? How do MARA act within their several environments? How MARA relate to
each other? How “street groups” influence MARA’s risky behaviour? What are
interactions within these groups? What are the commonly shared values among the
members of the groups? My research will explore more in detail common values in
the groups of drug users and sex workers. How MARA understand the risk of drug
use and commercial sex? What is the social context of risk perception? Do they have
any ideas how to prevent the risk? Did they have any concepts about the risk? And
how their concept coincides with the mainstream, project concepts?
Discussing all above research questions, the main expected result refers to
obtaining new knowledge in order to find better solution to their problems compared
to existing practices and understandings by several actors. Therefore,
this work will fight against poorly informed images and understandings of
adolescent Roma and street children, which are as a rule seen and understood within
ideological, commonsensical, racial and stereotypical considerations.
Roma studies have little academic research on at risk adolescent children,
especially in the Western Balkans.
The originality of this study is related to the unique material collected in the
ethnography through participant observation and fieldwork with appropriate
techniques of data collection with adolescent street children in Niš. The study was
carried out on the territory of former Socialist Yugoslavia, in Central Serbia, Niš. No
similar studies on structural inequality, marginality and Roma has been conducted in
Finally,concepts of structural inequality, marginality, street children, which
have been coined and developed by several authors in the contexof the Western
capitalist system, will be now reflected in the context of transition and postsocialist
radical social changes.
Ključne besede: Roma, marginality, childhood, street children, risky behaviour, stereotypes
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Intelektualci in institucije v slovenski zgodovini 17. stoletjaAndrej Koritnik
, 2016, doktorska disertacija
Opis: Disertacija želi razkriti in sintetično povezati v kompleksno historiografsko sliko zgodbo 17. stoletja, ki jo razume kot integralni del novega veka, zato je vpogled v 16. stoletje, ko so delovali protestanti (kot posebna forma intelektualcev), in v 18. stoletje, ko so se stare institucije umikale novim in je razsvetljenska filozofija preplavila intelektualne kroge kakor tudi ljudsko kulturo, nujen, da lahko razgrnemo socialno, kulturno in intelektualno zgodovino na Slovenskem v 17. stoletju. Tembolj zato, ker za tedanji čas še ne moremo govoriti o konceptu »nacionalnega«, ki se je povezal z ljudskimi jeziki – pri nas seveda s slovenščino, temveč o počasnem, toda »revolucionarnem« spreminjanju starih družbenih in kulturnih vzorcev, v katerih sta védnost in intelekt legitimno izhodišče za historiografsko, a vseeno interdisciplinarno analizo in sintezo obravnavanega časa. V luči spora med Descartesom in Vicom ter njunima nasprotnima umevanjema zgodovine bo treba premisliti tudi, kako so ideje iz zgodovinopisja vplivale na splošno zgodovino idej, ki se je »dogajala« tudi med Alpami in Jadranom, ter kakšno težo in vpliv imajo »predrazsvetljenski« časi, o katerih pravzaprav ne vemo veliko, na našo sodobnost. Prikazali bomo njeno raznotero, zapleteno podobo kot preplet vseh mogočih silnic – v šolstvu, državni upravi, v fevdalnih razmerjih, v verskih sporih, jezikovni ideologiji, v gospodarstvu in drugod –, skozi katere sledimo liku intelektualca, bodisi kot člana neke institucije védnosti ali pa »osamelca«.
Ključne besede: Intelektualec, institucija, védnost, zgodovina védnosti, 17. stoletje, intelektualna zgodovina, kulturna zgodovina, literarna zgodovina, protestantizem, protireformacija, katoliška obnova, znanstvena revolucija, univerze, osnovne šole, akademije
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PREPARATION AND CHARACTERIZATION OF HIGHLY PHOTOACTIVE COATINGS ON GLASS SUPPORTS FOR DEGRADATION OF PHARMACEUTICAL SUBSTANCE PARACETAMOL IN WATERLidija Sinovčić
, 2016, magistrsko delo
Opis: Pharmaceuticals in aquatic environment are considered as emerging environmental contaminants due to their constant presence, evironmental resistance and toxic effect they could have on aquatic organisms. Studies for Slovenia have shown the presence of pharmaceutical substances in waters to be comparable with published results of pharmaceutical water pollution in Europe. As conventional methods do not reach efficient pharmaceutical removal from water sources, more powerful and effective methods like heterogeneous photocatalysis using TiO2/UV have been implemented. Titanium dioxide coatings in silicate binder were prepared by the sol-gel process and deposited on a glass support with dip-coating technique. The films showed good quality and possibility of multiple use. The characterization of the films was performed with scanning electron microscope (SEM), x-ray diffraction (XRD) and hardness test (Elcometer 501 Pencil Hardness Tester). Effectiveness and quality of prepared TiO2 coatings for photodegradation of pharmaceutical compound paracetamol (PCT) were assessed during photocatalytic treatment and compared to photolysis, a process without presence of a catalyst. Photolysis caused substantial changes in paracetamol concentration between 120 and 180 minutes of irradiation where 92% of degradation was achieved, but with no changes in mineralization. Photocatalytic treatment was much faster and effective where 95% of paracetamol degraded within 90 minutes of UV irradiation and after prolonged irradiation time from 120 to 240 minutes also mineralization of paracetamol solution increased from 59% to 83%. Accordingly, toxicity decreased, but it was still not lower than in the starting PCT solution as it was shown by acute toxicity test on Daphnia magna aquatic organisms. The master thesis represents a step forward in studying photocatalytic removal of paracetamol from water, because to my knowledge all the published investigations on this pharmaceutical up to now include photocatalyst mostly in powder and not in immobilized form, which is more advantageous from application point of view.
Ključne besede: Pharmaceuticals, paracetamol, titanium dioxide, photocatalytic degradation, Daphnia magna.
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Kontrabantka. Njene poti s koščkom svobode. Življenje in vloga žensk v Vipavskih brdih prve polovice 20. stoletja.Darja Gorup
, 2016, magistrsko delo
Opis: V magistrski nalogi so predstavljene trgovske poti Gaberk iz Vipavskih brd ter vpliv le-teh na spreminjajočo se družbeno vlogo ženske v družini in vasi. Zaradi specifičnih družbeno-gospodarskih razmer, v katerih so živele, je bilo njihovo življenje kmečke gospodinje vse prej kot vpeto med štiri stene. Igrale so več vlog: bile so matere, žene, vaščanke, trgovke oziroma brangerce, kontrabantke in migrantke. Brangerca je ženska, ki je na razne nelegalne ali pollegalne načine nosila jajca, maslo, sezonsko zelenjavo, maline, meso, žganje in druge pridelke v italijanska mesta, jih tam prodala ali menjala in prinesla domov nekaj denarja ali živil in gospodinjskih potrebščin. Ker je državna oblast brangerski način trgovanja omejevala s plačilom taks in dajatev, predvsem pa je bila obdavčena dobičkonosna trgovina z žganjem in tobakom, so ženske pričele s tihotapljenjem. Tako so iz legalnih brangerc postale kontrabantke oziroma tihotapke, trgovke, ki so skušale priti do svojih strank po skrivnih poteh, predvsem pa z domiselno skritim trgovskim blagom. V iskanju boljših pogojev za življenje so se Gaberke tudi izseljevale v bližnja italijanska mesta.
V uvodu je predstavljen koncept naloge, teze in metodološka izhodišča. Jedrni del vstavi zgodbe brangerc v različne zgodovinske okoliščine (prva svetovna vojna, vinska kriza po postavitvi rapalske meje ter končno postavitev državne meje med Jugoslavijo in Italijo). Na podlagi podatkov, pridobljenih z metodo ustne zgodovine ter ohranjenega arhivskega ter matičnega gradiva, je predstavljeno vsakdanje življenje žensk ter njihove vloge.
V sklepnemu poglavju so zgoščena spoznanja o vrednotenju ženskega dela in vlogah ženske znotraj družine ter vasi. Sklepnemu poglavju sledi seznam literature in virov ter povzetek v angleškem jeziku.
Ključne besede: brangerca, kontrabant, krožne selitve, izseljevanje, Trst, Vipavska brda, rapalska meja
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EVALUATION OF MARINE SEDIMENTS FROM THE PORT OF LUKA KOPER FROM THE ENVIRONMENTAL PERSPECTIVE AND IN TERMS OF THEIR USABILITY IN THE BRICK INDUSTRYPatrik Baksa
, 2016, magistrsko delo
Opis: The majority of the world’s goods are transported over water and dredging is essential for the development of harbors and ports. Therefore, the management of dredged material is a worldwide issue. Due to its chemical and petrographic, mineralogical and homogeneity composition, marine sediments are an appropriate raw material to use in the brick industry. Marine sediments can serve as raw material for the production of clay blocks, roofing and ceramic tiles.
Different analyses were carried out in order to determine if the dredged material from the Port of Koper is environmentally friendly and suitable to use in the brick industry. These analyses included: a chemical analysis, a mineralogical analysis, a particle size analysis and a chloride content (Cl-) analysis, and tests of firing in a gradient furnace. Furthermore, tests of mechanical properties, as well as tests of frost-resistance of the samples were carried out.
On the basis of primary analyses and samples prepared in a lab, it was established that marine sediments from the Port of Koper without any additives are only conditionally suitable as a source material for producing brick products. In collaboration with Gorica brickworks (Goriške opekarne), a pilot production from a mixture of 60% component B from Gorica brickworks and 40% component A (marine sediments) from the Port of Koper was prepared. Different tests showed the mixture could be appropriate for brick production.
Ključne besede: marine sediments, recycling, clay bricks, chemical analysis, mechanical properties, brick production.
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THE STUDY OF OPTIMAL TECHNOLOGICAL PROCEDURES OF INTERNAL PLUMBING SYSTEM DISINFECTION FACILITIES IN USE BY THE SENSITIVE HUMAN POPULATIONSJanez Škarja
, 2016, magistrsko delo
Opis: In a developed world, water is used in a variety of installations and devices for the improvement of life standard. It is important for these elements to be suitably managed and maintained, otherwise they can present a risk to people's health. Although potable water from a public plumbing system coming via the water supply into an internal plumbing system normally is compliant with the regulations, the quality of water in an internal plumbing system often changes – water gets contaminated. There are several types of microorganisms that can grow in water. They carry a great potential for the growth and proliferation of bacteria from the genus Legionella that cause Legionnaires' disease and Pontiac Fever. Even the fact that Legionella infection has for several years been mentioned in the accident insurance conditions of insurance companies in relation to receiving the insurance fee as compensation for bed day, shows the extent and foremost the seriousness of the disease (5–15% mortality rate).
The research part of the master thesis focused mainly on determining the presence of bacteria from the genus Legionella in the water of internal plumbing systems of healthcare facilities. During the entire research period of 8 years, 2,676 samples of cold and hot water were acquired from 23 healthcare facilities.
The main purpose of the research was to determine the efficiency or adequacy of applied approaches, i.e. physical disinfection with heat and chemical disinfection with chlorine, in eliminating or reducing the amount of Legionella present in the water of selected healthcare facilities. Another aim was to evaluate the impact of softening potable water with polyphosphates on the proliferation of certain microorganisms in water, and to determine the by-products of chemical disinfection.
Upon sampling, an organoleptic examination of water (appearance, odour), electrometric measurements of water temperature, and colorimetric measurements of free chlorine concentrations in water were performed. The data for the analysis of Legionella presence were acquired by water sampling and the isolation of bacteria found in the water. In order to acquire laboratory results of specific physical and chemical parameters, ion chromatography, gas chromatography, spectrophotometry, titration, and inductively coupled plasma – mass detector were used.
Although water samples from only two healthcare facilities showed no presence of Legionella, the number of water samples with the presence of Legionella decreased for at least 25% from the beginning to the end of period set. Also, after certain general sanitary and technical measures a noticeable improvement within healthcare facilities after 2008 could be observed. Regarding the initial part of the set period, a more favourable relationship between positive and negative samples, a lower number of samples with highest concentrations of present Legionella, and a higher number of samples with lower concentrations of present Legionella were determined. The research has shown that the existing system of ensuring health-compliant water is fairly efficient; however, the results could be improved additionally by investing more into the preparation and renovation of systems. Due to a limited number of samples, a direct impact of adding polyphosphates to potable water could not be linked to the occurrence of Legionella. None of the samples showed an increased concentration of by-products of potable water disinfection.
In its conclusion, the research has shown that the procedures after overheating and after chlorine disinfection result in a similar success. While filtration proved to be most efficient, from the perspective of Legionella infections the use of medical bathtubs can present a high risk to people's health, therefore such devices should be subject to more frequent maintenance and supervision.
Ključne besede: potable water, internal plumbing system, biofilm, health facilities, disinfection, Legionella
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STRUCTURAL PROPERTIES OF MANGANESE-FUNCTIONALIZED SILICA AEROGELSTatjana Kobal
, 2016, magistrsko delo
Opis: Manganese-functionalized silica with interparticle mesoporosity and isolated Mn sites (Mn/Si = 0.01) is an excellent Fenton catalyst for water cleaning. However, there is a problem that needs to be solved, i.e., Mn leaching from the silica support during the reaction. The solution may lie in using aerogels as the silicate supports for the manganese. The goal of this master thesis is the synthesis and characterization of manganese-functionalized silica aerogels with different Mn/Si molar ratios and a determination of their structural properties. The emphasis is on the preparation of manganese-functionalized silica aerogels with isolated manganese sites.
Firstly, manganese-functionalized microporous and mesoporous silicates with a molar ratio Mn/Si = 0.005–0.02 were synthesized according to the literature and characterized as reference materials for manganese-functionalized aerogels. Manganese silicalite-1 (MnS-1) as a microporous zeolite-type silicate and manganese-functionalized silica (MnKIL-2) as a mesoporous silicate were prepared by the sol-gel process with a hydrothermal and solvothermal treatment, respectively. MnS-1 and MnKIL-2 with a molar ratio of Mn/Si ≤ 0.01 contain manganese as isolated sites in the silica framework and with a molar ratio of Mn/Si > 0.01 contain manganese as manganese oxides.
Secondly, manganese-functionalized aerogels (MnAEG) with a molar ratio Mn/Si = 0.005–0.02, were prepared according to the acid-base of the sol-gel polymerization of a tetraethylorthosilicate precursor, which is followed in combination with a supercritical drying using CO2. The prepared materials were characterized using the following techniques: X-ray powder diffraction (XRD), energy-dispersive X-ray elemental analysis (EDX), nitrogen physisorption, scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM). The characterization results on manganese-functionalized aerogels (MnAEG) showed Mn oxide nanoparticles incorporated into the aerogel already at a low Mn concentration (Mn/Si = 0.005), which means that Mn aerogels are not promising silica supports for Mn catalysts applied for water cleaning, because they do not contain isolated Mn sites.
Ključne besede: : SiO2 aerogels, manganese-functionalized SiO2 aerogels, sol–gel process, CO2 supercritical drying
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ECOLOGICAL STUDIES OF EPIKARST COMMUNITIES IN ALPINE AND PRE-ALPINE CAVESFederica Papi
, 2016, doktorska disertacija
Opis: The karst ecosystem shows heterogeneity and variability of geology, hydrology, morphology and ecology in space and time. Chemical composition of water in karst plays a crucial role not only in dissolution of karst rocks and deposition but also in ecological processes. The heterogeneous nature of karst aquifers leads to difficulties in predicting groundwater flow and contaminant transport direction and travel times. For its position at the top of karst, epikarst represents the interface between surface and underground. Epikarst ecology, biodiversity and fauna have rarely been systematically studied. The typical absence of enterable passages makes necessary an indirect approach.
In this research, epikarst biodiversity in relation to environmental conditions was studied in seven Alpine and Pre-Alpine caves, located at different altitudes, in Slovenia and in Italy: Snežna jama na planini Arto (1556 m a.s.l.), Jama pod Babjim zobom (860 m a.s.l.), Zadlaška jama (300 m a.s.l.) and Pološka jama (500 m a.s.l.), in Slovenian Alps and Pre-alps, and Grotta A del Ponte di Veja (600 m a.s.l.), Covolo della Croce (875 m a.s.l.) and Grotta di Roverè Mille (1005 m a.s.l.) in Lessinian Massif. In these caves, percolating water was monthly monitored for fauna in the period of one year. Temperature, discharge, conductivity and pH were measured at the same time, and water samples for the laboratory analyses of total hardness, concentrations of various ions (calcium, chlorine, nitrate, sulphate and phosphate) and dissolved organic carbon were taken.
66 aquatic and terrestrial, mostly hypogean, species were found. Aquatic fauna was dominant in all caves, with the exception of Covolo della Croce. Caves located at higher elevations harbour less diverse communities. No animals were found when discharge was very low and in correspondence of moonmilk formations. The most abundant and diverse group was Copepoda, with thirteen different species and 776 individuals at different maturity stadia, totally representing 61% of the community (between two and three copepod species per cave in Slovenia and between one and six per cave in Italy).
The 62% of copepod species were stygobionts. Some copepod species (e.g.
Speocyclops infernus) have wide ecological tolerance to environmental variables, other have more restricted tolerances (e.g. Lessinocamptus insoletus). With regard of copepods, there was a good agreement between the number of observed species and the total number of predicted species, confirming that the sampling method was appropriate and sampling complete. Correlations between the copepod community structure and measured parameters, obtained with Pearson correlation coefficient and principal component analysis (PCA) show different patterns. Presence of copepods was positively correlated with conductivity and dissolved organic carbon in Grotta di Roverè Mille, and with carbonate and nitrate in Pološka jama. In other caves not so high correlations were found between copepod species and measured parameters and between pairs of species.
Investigations of the Alpine and Pre-alpine epikarst fauna can help to understand better the ecology of the epikarst fauna and its roles within the large range of different shallow subterranean habitats.
Ključne besede: Epikarst, Alpine and Pre-Alpine caves, percolating water, speleobiology, fauna.
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