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WOODS FOR LEARNING ACTION PLAN 2010-2013 Objective National Indicators Specific actions  

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WOODS FOR LEARNING ACTION PLAN 2010-2013 Objective National Indicators Specific actions Lead positive inspection reports Develop Forest Kindergarten with nurseries in both private and state sectors

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ĎMild Manneredí? Protest and Mobilisation in Portugal under Austerity, 2010Ė2013  

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. †5 † † Using Twitter and Facebook, DRY eschewed party political references to call on Ďthe unemployed, the poorly paid, the subcontractors, the precarious, the young peopleí to take to the streets. After the large protests of 15 May 2011... 2011 demonstration, when 200,000 people marched on behalf of Portugalís ĎDesperate Generationí (GeraÁ„o ŗ Rasca) - the name of the Facebook group and blog that was unexpectedly responsible for what was the largest street protest in Portugal since...

Accornero, Guya; Ramos Pinto, Pedro

2014-08-04T23:59:59.000Z

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2033 Long Range Transportation Plan and FY 2010-2013 Transportation Improvement Program  

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was adopted in June 2005 by the MPO and prepared under the guidelines of the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century (TEA-21). The 2033 LRP reaffirms the basic issues and goals of the previous plans while considering additional matters of concern.... The two landmark bills that brought surface transportation into the 21 st century?the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act of 1991 (ISTEA) and the Transportation Equity Act for the 21 st Century (TEA-21)?shaped the highway program to meet...

The West-Memphis Metropolitan Planning Organization

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The Scottish Forestry Strategy: 2010-2013 Implementation Plan & 2009-2010 Progress Report.  

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year Area of short rotation coppice grant aided FCS 2005/06 2006/07 2007/08 2008/09 34 ha 162 ha 487 ha

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Table 13: Shale natural gas proved reserves and production, 2010 - 2013  

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AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data CenterFranconia, Virginia:FAQ <Information Administration (EIA) 10 MECS Survey Data9c : U.S.Welcome to the1,033 15:b. CoalTotal::

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Liquid Lithium Divertor and Scrape-Off-Layer Interactions on the National Spherical Torus Experiment: 2010 ? 2013 Progress Report  

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The implementation of the liquid Lithium Divertor (LLD) in NSTX presented a unique opportunity in plasma-material interactions studies. A high density Langmuir Probe (HDLP) array utilizing a dense pack of triple Langmuir probes was built at PPPL and the electronics designed and built by UIUC. It was shown that the HDLP array could be used to characterize the modification of the EEDF during lithium experiments on NSTX as well as characterize the transient particle loads during lithium experiments as a means to study ELMs. With NSTX being upgraded and a new divertor being installed, the HDLP array will not be used in NSTX-U. However UIUC is currently helping to develop two new systems for depositing lithium into NSTX-U, a Liquid Lithium Pellet Dripper (LLPD) for use with the granular injector for ELM mitigation and control studies as well as an Upward-Facing Lithium Evaporator (U-LITER) based on a flash evaporation system using an electron beam. Currently UIUC has Daniel Andruczyk Stationed at PPPL and is developing these systems as well as being involved in preparing the Materials Analysis Particle Probe (MAPP) for use in LTX and NSTX-U. To date the MAPP preparations have been completed. New sample holders were designed by UIUC?s Research Engineer at PPPL and manufactured at PPPL and installed. MAPP is currently being used on LTX to do calibration and initial studies. The LLPD has demonstrated that it can produce pellets. There is still some adjustments needed to control the frequency and particle size. Equipment for the U-LITER has arrived and initial test are being made of the electron beam and design of the U-LITER in progress. It is expected to have these ready for the first run campaign of NSTX-U.

None

2013-08-27T23:59:59.000Z

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New Research Further Strengthens Evidence of the Benefits of the Health Care Safety Net  

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7 2007-2010 Cumulative HCCI Enrollment, 2010-2013 CumulativeCoverage Initiative, or HCCI) programs have successfully

Dow, William H.; Roby, Dylan H. `; Kominski, Gerald; Jacobs, Ken

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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E-Print Network 3.0 - autothermal steam reforming Sample Search...  

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(ITM) Reactor - Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. Autothermal Reforming (ATR) - Praxair Inc. 12... sequestration. 2005 2010 2013 2015 12;Barriers to Hydrogen Production...

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RECORD OF CATEGORICAL EXCLUSION DETERMINATION Project ID No....  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

318 Title: WH Air ConditioningHeating Repairs, 2010-2013 Description: Subcontractor shall provide all labor, materials, tools, equipment, transportation and supervision required...

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Princeton Center for Theoretical Science The Princeton Center for Theoretical Science is dedicated to exploring the  

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boundaries. The Center is home to a corps of Center Postdoctoral Fellows, chosen from nominations made Burrows Curtis Callan Roberto Car Salvatore Torquato Jeroen Tromp Center Postdoctoral Fellows Dmitry Tchekhovskoy 2010-2013 Mosahito Yamazaki 2010-2013 Associate Postdoctoral Fellows Shravan Hanasoge 2010

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NETL F 451.1-1/1 Categorical Exclusion (CX) Designation Form  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

9 ORD 2010 Dirk Link FY 2010-2013 B94-04 (South Park, PA) Reaction Chemistry & Engineering Support Lab B94-04 (RCE Support Lab B94-04) Construction and operation of RCE Support Lab...

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NETL F 451.1-1/1 Categorical Exclusion (CX) Designation Form  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

6 ORD 2010 Dirk Link FY 2010-2013 B94-02 (South Park, PA) Reaction Chemistry & Engineering Support Lab B94-02 (RCE Support Lab B94-02) Construction and operation of RCE Support Lab...

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Page 1 of 12 Draft as of 2/18/10 Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology  

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Page 1 of 12 Draft as of 2/18/10 Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology 3-Year Plan 2010-2013 Executive Summary The Faculty of Communication, Art, and Technology (FCAT), a new faculty established,288,415. Working in the leading edge area of new media, culture, and emerging technologies, FCAT has a rich history

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Prof. Lei Zuo, SUNY-Stony Brook, 08/2011 Lei Zuo, Ph.D.  

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-2012 6) PI, "Thermoelectric Waste Heat Recovery", SBU-BNL Seed Grant, $60,000, PI Lei Zuo, 2010-2013 7 Recovery: Assessment of Waste Heat Sources", New York State Energy Research and Development Authority of Tall Buildings using Electricity Generating Tuned Mass Dampers", National Science Foundation, CMMI

Zuo, Lei

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Stephen E. Laubach Professional Summary  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

at Austin Bureau of Economic Geology University Station, Box X Austin, Texas 78713-8924 (512) 471-6303 E and AAPG Elected Editor from 2010-2013 and served as a Co-opted Member of the Petroleum Group Committee-imaging geophysical logs to stress and fracture evaluation. F. Rock mechanics; geologic studies in support

Yang, Zong-Liang

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Priberam: A Turbo Semantic Parser with Second Order Features Andre F. T. Martins  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Priberam: A Turbo Semantic Parser with Second Order Features Andr¬īe F. T. Martins Mariana S. C a recently pro- posed dependency parser, TurboParser (Martins et al., 2010, 2013), to be able to perform). The result is TurboSemanticParser, which we re- lease as open-source software.1 We describe here a second

Murphy, Robert F.

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Princeton Center for Theoretical Science The Princeton Center for Theoretical Science is dedicated to exploring the  

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boundaries. The Center is home to a corps of Center Postdoctoral Fellows, chosen from nominations made Callan Roberto Car Salvatore Torquato Jeroen Tromp Center Postdoctoral Fellows Dmitry Abanin 2008-2013 Mosahito Yamazaki 2010-2013 Associate Postdoctoral Fellows Shravan Hanasoge 2010-2011 To find out more

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851 S.W. Sixth Avenue, Suite 1100 Steve Crow 503-222-5161 Portland, Oregon 97204-1348 Executive Director 800-452-5161  

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-Chair Washington Rhonda Whiting Montana W. Bill Booth Idaho James A. Yost Idaho Tom Karier Washington Melinda S Scientific Review Panel's (ISRP's) suggestions and staff recommendations into project contracts and reporting average FY 2011-2013 Not-to- exceed staff budget recommend ation for FY2010- 2013 Meets scientific

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NETL F 451.1-1/1 Categorical Exclusion (CX) Designation Form  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

8 ORD 2010 Dirk Link FY 2010-2013 B94-03 Reaction Chemistry & Engineering Support Lab B94-03 (RCE Support Lab B94-03) Construction and operation of RCE Support Lab B94-03 in order...

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Action Plan Materials Science  

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sense, including all strata) has available to it a wide range of con- venient products which improve, improving companies' pros- pects and generating wealth without harming the environment. And allAction Plan 2010-2013 Materials Science Area EXECUTIVE SUMMARY #12;N.B.: If you require any further

Fitze, Patrick

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EA-2003: Sandy River Delta Section 536 Ecosystem Restoration Project, Multnomah County, Oregon  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, with DOEís Bonneville Power Administration as a cooperating agency, prepared an EA that assessed the potential environmental impacts of the proposed removal of a dam from the east channel of the Sandy River. The proposal would help fulfill a portion of the 2010-2013 Federal Columbia River Power System Biological Opinion Implementation Plan to improve estuary habitat for salmon and steelhead species listed under the Endangered Species Act.

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Plan de Actuacin rea de Ciencias de  

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Plan de Actuaci√≥n 2010-2013 √Ārea de Ciencias de Materiales #12;NOTA: Por favor, en caso de requerir #12;4 Plan de Actuaci√≥n 2010-13. √Ārea6 6√Ārea de Ciencias de Materiales Informaci√≥n General Descripci√≥n con objeto de acercarles a temas punteros relacionados con el √°rea de Ciencia y Tecnolog√≠a de

Fitze, Patrick

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Plan de Actuacin rea de Ciencia y  

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Plan de Actuaci√≥n 2010-2013 √Ārea de Ciencia y Tecnolog√≠a de Alimentos #12;NOTA: Por favor, en caso valores objetivos 44 #12;4 Plan de Actuaci√≥n 2010-13. √Ārea7 7√Ārea de Ciencia y Tecnolog√≠a de Alimentos Informaci√≥n General descripci√≥n del √°rea La creaci√≥n del √Ārea de Ciencia y Tecnolog√≠a de Alimentos del CSIC se

Fitze, Patrick

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Plan de Actuacin rea de Ciencias y  

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Plan de Actuaci√≥n 2010-2013 √Ārea de Ciencias y Tecnolog√≠as Qu√≠micas #12;NOTA: Por favor, en caso de Ciencias y Tecnolog√≠as Qu√≠micas Informaci√≥n General descripci√≥n del √°rea El √Ārea de Ciencia y Tecnolog√≠as l√≠neas de investigaci√≥n que se desarrollan en el √Ārea de Ciencia y Tecnolog√≠as Qu√≠micas Misi√≥n y visi√≥n

Fitze, Patrick

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Plan de Actuacin rea de Ciencias y  

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Plan de Actuaci√≥n 2010-2013 √Ārea de Ciencias y Tecnolog√≠as F√≠sicas #12;NOTA: Por favor, en caso de Ciencias y Tecnolog√≠as F√≠sicas Informaci√≥n General Descripci√≥n del √°rea el √Ārea de Ciencias y Tecnolog√≠as complejos y la f√≠sica estad√≠stica, as√≠ como las matem√°ticas y las ciencias y tecnolog√≠as de la computaci√≥n

Fitze, Patrick

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SND data acquisition system upgrade  

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The data acquisition (DAQ) system of the SND detector successfully operated during four data-taking seasons (2010-2013) at the e+e- collider VEPP-2000. Currently the collider is shut down for planned reconstruction, which is expected to increase the VEPP-2000 luminosity and data flow from the SND detector electronics by up to 10 times. Since current DAQ system implementation (electronics and computer part) does not have enough reserve for selection of events in the new environment without compromising quality, there arose the need for the system upgrade. Here we report on the major SND data acquisition system upgrade which includes developing new electronics for digitization and data transfer, complete redesign of the data network, increasing of the DAQ computer farm processing capacity and making the event building process concurrent. These measures will allow us to collect data flow from the most congested detector subsystems in parallel in contrast to the current situation. We would like to discuss also the possibility to implement full software trigger solution in the future.

A. G. Bogdanchikov; V. P. Druzhinin; A. A. Korol; S. V. Koshuba; A. I. Tekutiev; Yu. V. Usov

2014-04-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Simulations and measurements of beam loss patterns at the CERN Large Hadron Collider  

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The CERN Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is designed to collide proton beams of unprecedented energy, in order to extend the frontiers of high-energy particle physics. During the first very successful running period in 2010--2013, the LHC was routinely storing protons at 3.5--4 TeV with a total beam energy of up to 146 MJ, and even higher stored energies are foreseen in the future. This puts extraordinary demands on the control of beam losses. An un-controlled loss of even a tiny fraction of the beam could cause a superconducting magnet to undergo a transition into a normal-conducting state, or in the worst case cause material damage. Hence a multi-stage collimation system has been installed in order to safely intercept high-amplitude beam protons before they are lost elsewhere. To guarantee adequate protection from the collimators, a detailed theoretical understanding is needed. This article presents results of numerical simulations of the distribution of beam losses around the LHC that have leaked out of the co...

Bruce, R; Boccone, V; Bracco, C; Brugger, M; Cauchi, M; Cerutti, F; Deboy, D; Ferrari, A; Lari, L; Marsili, A; Mereghetti, A; Mirarchi, D; Quaranta, E; Redaelli, S; Robert-Demolaize, G; Rossi, A; Salvachua, B; Skordis, E; Tambasco, C; Valentino, G; Weiler, T; Vlachoudis, V; Wollmann, D

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy Impact Illinois - Final Technical Report  

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Energy Impact Illinois (EI2) is an alliance of government organizations, nonprofits, and regional utility companies led by the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) that is dedicated to helping communities in the Chicago metropolitan area become more energy efficient. Originally organized as the Chicago Region Retrofit Ramp-Up (CR3), EI2 became part of the nationwide Better Buildings Neighborhood Program (BBNP) in May 2010 after receiving a $25 million award from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) authorized through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA). The programís primary goal was to fund initiatives that mitigate barriers to energy efficiency retrofitting activities across residential, multifamily, and commercial building sectors in the seven-county CMAP region and to help to build a sustainable energy efficiency marketplace. The EI2 Final Technical Report provides a detailed review of the strategies, implementation methods, challenges, lessons learned, and final results of the EI2 program during the initial grant period from 2010-2013. During the program period, EI2 successfully increased direct retrofit activity in the region and was able to make a broader impact on the energy efficiency market in the Chicago region. As the period of performance for the initial grant comes to an end, EI2ís legacy raises the bar for the region in terms of helping homeowners and building owners to take action on the continually complex issue of energy efficiency.

Olson, Daniel [Senior Energy Efficiency Planner] [Senior Energy Efficiency Planner; Plagman, Emily [Senior Energy Planner] [Senior Energy Planner; Silberhorn, Joey-Lin [Energy Efficiency Program Assistant] [Energy Efficiency Program Assistant

2014-02-18T23:59:59.000Z

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Simulations and measurements of beam loss patterns at the CERN Large Hadron Collider  

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The CERN Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is designed to collide proton beams of unprecedented energy, in order to extend the frontiers of high-energy particle physics. During the first very successful running period in 2010--2013, the LHC was routinely storing protons at 3.5--4 TeV with a total beam energy of up to 146 MJ, and even higher stored energies are foreseen in the future. This puts extraordinary demands on the control of beam losses. An un-controlled loss of even a tiny fraction of the beam could cause a superconducting magnet to undergo a transition into a normal-conducting state, or in the worst case cause material damage. Hence a multi-stage collimation system has been installed in order to safely intercept high-amplitude beam protons before they are lost elsewhere. To guarantee adequate protection from the collimators, a detailed theoretical understanding is needed. This article presents results of numerical simulations of the distribution of beam losses around the LHC that have leaked out of the collimation system. The studies include tracking of protons through the fields of more than 5000 magnets in the 27 km LHC ring over hundreds of revolutions, and Monte-Carlo simulations of particle-matter interactions both in collimators and machine elements being hit by escaping particles. The simulation results agree typically within a factor 2 with measurements of beam loss distributions from the previous LHC run. Considering the complex simulation, which must account for a very large number of unknown imperfections, and in view of the total losses around the ring spanning over 7 orders of magnitude, we consider this an excellent agreement. Our results give confidence in the simulation tools, which are used also for the design of future accelerators.

R. Bruce; R. W. Assmann; V. Boccone; C. Bracco; M. Brugger; M. Cauchi; F. Cerutti; D. Deboy; A. Ferrari; L. Lari; A. Marsili; A. Mereghetti; D. Mirarchi; E. Quaranta; S. Redaelli; G. Robert-Demolaize; A. Rossi; B. Salvachua; E. Skordis; C. Tambasco; G. Valentino; T. Weiler; V. Vlachoudis; D. Wollmann

2014-09-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Synthesis and Exploratory Catalysis of 3d Metals: Group-Transfer Reactions, and the Activation and Functionalization of Small Molecules Including Greenhouse Gases  

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Our work over the past three years has resulted in the development of electron rich and low-coordinate vanadium fragments, molecular nitrides of vanadium and parent imide systems of titanium, and the synthesis of phosphorus containing molecules of the 3d transition metal series. Likewise, with financial support from BES Division in DOE (DE-FG02-07ER15893), we now completed the full characterization of the first single molecular magnet (SMM) of Fe(III). We demonstrated that this monomeric form of Fe(III) has an unusual slow relaxation of the magnetization under zero applied field. To make matters more interesting, this system also undergoes a rare example of an intermediate to high-spin transition (an S = 3/2 to S = 5/2 transition). In 2010 we reported the synthesis of the first neutral and low-coordinate vanadium complexes having the terminal nitride functionality. We have now completed a full study to understand formation of the nitride ligand from the metastable azide precursor, and have also explored the reactivity of the nitride ligand in the context of incomplete and complete N-atom transfer. During the 2010-2013 period we also discovered a facile approach to assemble low-coordinate and low-valent vanadium(II) complexes and exploit their multielectron chemistry ranging from 1-3 electrons. Consequently, we can now access 3d ligand frameworks such as cyclo-P3 (and its corresponding radical anion), nitride radical anions and cations, low-coordinate vanadium oxoís, and the first example of a vanadium thionitrosyl complex. A cis-divacant iron(IV) imido having some ligand centered radical has been also discovered, and we are in the process of elucidating its electronic structure (in particular the sign of zero field splitting and the origin of its magnitude), bonding and reactivity. We have also revisited some paramagnetic and classic metallocene compounds with S >1/2 ground states in order to understand their reactivity patterns and electronic structure. Lastly, we are completing the synthesis and characterization of a titanium nitride anion and formation of the first example of boryl and aluminyl imido titanium complexes.

Mindiola, Daniel J.

2014-05-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Multiphase Fluid Flow in Deformable Variable-Aperture Fractures - Final Report  

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Fractures provide flow paths that can potentially lead to fast migration of fluids or contaminants. A number of energy-≠?related applications involve fluid injections that significantly perturb both the pressures and chemical composition of subsurface fluids. These perturbations can cause both mechanical deformation and chemical alteration of host rocks with potential for significant changes in permeability. In fractured rock subjected to coupled chemical and mechanical stresses, it can be difficult to predict the sign of permeability changes, let alone the magnitude. This project integrated experimental and computational studies to improve mechanistic understanding of these coupled processes and develop and test predictive models and monitoring techniques. The project involved three major components: (1) study of two-≠?phase flow processes involving mass transfer between phases and dissolution of minerals along fracture surfaces (Detwiler et al., 2009; Detwiler, 2010); (2) study of fracture dissolution in fractures subjected to normal stresses using experimental techniques (Ameli, et al., 2013; Elkhoury et al., 2013; Elkhoury et al., 2014) and newly developed computational models (Ameli, et al., 2014); (3) evaluation of electrical resistivity tomography (ERT) as a method to detect and quantify gas leakage through a fractured caprock (Breen et al., 2012; Lochbuhler et al., 2014). The project provided support for one PhD student (Dr. Pasha Ameli; 2009-≠?2013) and partially supported a post-≠?doctoral scholar (Dr. Jean Elkhoury; 2010-≠?2013). In addition, the project provided supplemental funding to support collaboration with Dr. Charles Carrigan at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in connection with (3) and supported one MS student (Stephen Breen; 2011-≠?2013). Major results from each component of the project include the following: (1) Mineral dissolution in fractures occupied by two fluid phases (e.g., oil-≠?water or water-≠?CO{sub 2}) causes changes in local capillary forces and redistribution of fluids. These coupled processes enhance channel formation and the potential for development of fast flow paths through fractures. (2) Dissolution in fractures subjected to normal stress can result in behaviors ranging from development of dissolution channels and rapid permeability increases to fracture healing and significant permeability decreases. The timescales associated with advective transport of dissolved ions in the fracture, mineral dissolution rates, and diffusion within the adjacent porous matrix dictate the sign and magnitude of the resulting permeability changes. Furthermore, a high-≠? resolution mechanistic model that couples elastic deformation of contacts and aperture-≠?dependent dissolution rates predicts the range of observed behaviors reasonably well. (3) ERT has potential as a tool for monitoring gas leakage in deep formations. Using probabilistic inversion methods further enhances the results by providing uncertainty estimates of inverted parameters.

Detwiler, Russell

2014-04-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Status Update on the NCRP Scientific Committee SC 5-1 Report: Decision Making for Late-Phase Recovery from Nuclear or Radiological Incidents - 13450  

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In August 2008, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued its final Protective Action Guide (PAG) for radiological dispersal device (RDD) and improvised nuclear device (IND) incidents. This document specifies protective actions for public health during the early and intermediate phases and cleanup guidance for the late phase of RDD or IND incidents, and it discusses approaches to implementing the necessary actions. However, while the PAG provides specific guidance for the early and intermediate phases, it prescribes no equivalent guidance for the late-phase cleanup actions. Instead, the PAG offers a general description of a complex process using a site-specific optimization approach. This approach does not predetermine cleanup levels but approaches the problem from the factors that would bear on the final agreed-on cleanup levels. Based on this approach, the decision-making process involves multifaceted considerations including public health, the environment, and the economy, as well as socio-political factors. In an effort to fully define the process and approach to be used in optimizing late-phase recovery and site restoration following an RDD or IND incident, DHS has tasked the NCRP with preparing a comprehensive report addressing all aspects of the optimization process. Preparation of the NCRP report is a three-year (2010-2013) project assigned to a scientific committee, the Scientific Committee (SC) 5-1; the report was initially titled, Approach to Optimizing Decision Making for Late- Phase Recovery from Nuclear or Radiological Terrorism Incidents. Members of SC 5-1 represent a broad range of expertise, including homeland security, health physics, risk and decision analysis, economics, environmental remediation and radioactive waste management, and communication. In the wake of the Fukushima nuclear accident of 2011, and guided by a recent process led by the White House through a Principal Level Exercise (PLE), the optimization approach has since been expanded to include off-site contamination from major nuclear power plant accidents as well as other nuclear or radiological incidents. The expanded application under the current guidance has thus led to a broadened scope of the report, which is reflected in its new title, Decision Making for Late-Phase Recovery from Nuclear or Radiological Incidents. The NCRP report, which is due for publication in 2013, will substantiate the current DHS guidance by clarifying and elaborating on the processes required for the development and implementation of procedures for optimizing decision making for late-phase recovery, enabling the establishment of cleanup goals on a site-specific basis. The report will contain a series of topics addressing important issues related to the long-term recovery from nuclear or radiological incidents. Special topics relevant to supporting the optimization of the decision-making process will include cost-benefit analysis, radioactive waste management, risk communication, stakeholder interaction, risk assessment, and decontamination approaches and techniques. The committee also evaluated past nuclear and radiological incidents for their relevance to the report, including the emerging issues associated with the Fukushima nuclear accident. Thus, due to the commonality of the late-phase issues (such as the potential widespread contamination following an event), the majority of the information pertaining to the response in the late-phase decision-making period, including site-specific optimization framework and approach, could be used or adapted for use in case of similar situations that are not due to terrorism, such as those that would be caused by major nuclear facility accidents or radiological incidents. To ensure that the report and the NCRP recommendations are current and relevant to the effective implementation of federal guidance, SC 5-1 has actively coordinated with the agencies of interest and other relevant stakeholders throughout the duration of the project. The resulting report will be an important resource to guide those involved

Chen, S.Y. [Environmental Science Division, Argonne National Laboratory, 9700 South Cass Avenue, Argonne, IL 60439 (United States)] [Environmental Science Division, Argonne National Laboratory, 9700 South Cass Avenue, Argonne, IL 60439 (United States)

2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z