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Electricity privatization : should South Korea privatize its state-owned electric utility?  

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The state-owned electric utility, Korea Electricity Power Cooperation (KEPCO), privatization has been a key word in South Korea since 1997, when the government received $55 billion from the International Monetary Fund in ...

Lim, Sungmin

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Cost Containment Through Energy Efficiency in Texas State-Owned Buildings  

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"The Energy Cost Containment Through Energy Efficiency" in Texas State-owned buildings project was begun in the spring of 1984 as a part of a multipronged effort to reduce rising energy costs in State operations. Energy audits of 21 million square feet (22% of total conditioned space) were conducted by three energy engineering firms and Texas Engineering Extension Service personnel under contract to the Public Utility Commission of Texas. Retrofits totaling $15.6 million with annual savings of $9.2 million were identified (59% ROI). This paper will detail the objectives of the project, summarize audit results, and outline financing options for individual projects.

Ponder, W. M.; Verdict, M. E.

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Characteristics of Social Networks and Employee Behavior and Performance A Chinese Case Study of a State-Owned Enterprise  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Based on the social networks at a Chinese state-owned enterprise, the authors examine the factors that are correlated with employee performance. They delineate two types of performance: task and contextual. The factors in their study are the characteristics ... Keywords: China, Employee Performance, Information Technology Capability, Knowledge Sharing, Social Network Analysis SNA

Jianping Peng; Jing Quan

2012-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Alternative Fuels Data Center: Fuel Inefficient Vehicle Fee  

Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center (EERE)

Fuel Inefficient Fuel Inefficient Vehicle Fee to someone by E-mail Share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Fuel Inefficient Vehicle Fee on Facebook Tweet about Alternative Fuels Data Center: Fuel Inefficient Vehicle Fee on Twitter Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Fuel Inefficient Vehicle Fee on Google Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Fuel Inefficient Vehicle Fee on Delicious Rank Alternative Fuels Data Center: Fuel Inefficient Vehicle Fee on Digg Find More places to share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Fuel Inefficient Vehicle Fee on AddThis.com... More in this section... Federal State Advanced Search All Laws & Incentives Sorted by Type Fuel Inefficient Vehicle Fee New passenger vehicles meeting one of the following criteria are subject to an additional fee payable to the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission:

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A Competitive Fringe in the Shadow of a State Owned Incumbent: The Case of France  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

(IGF-CGM 2004) modelled Continental Europe present situation as a Cournot oligopoly and ran a basic model with both nuclear and fossil fuel generation. It shows that an unrestricted monopoly will sell at € 9 above its long run nuclear costs while a... not materially affect its short-term costs (fuel plus operation & maintenance). French nuclear power can thus easily confront any “price war” launched by the traditional thermal power capacity of foreign producers, in particular from Britain, Germany...

Glachant, Jean-Michel; Finon, Dominique

2006-03-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy Harvesting Broadcast Channel with Inefficient Energy Storage  

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Energy Harvesting Broadcast Channel with Inefficient Energy Storage Kaya Tutuncuoglu Aylin Yener with an energy harvesting transmitter equipped with an inefficient energy storage device. For this setting by the energy harvesting process. The convexity of the capacity region for the energy harvesting broadcast

Yener, Aylin

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Idling - cruising the fuel inefficiency highway.  

SciTech Connect

What is the purpose of idling? The scale of idling can be small, as when parents idle their vehicles while waiting for their children outside of school, or it can be large, as when ocean liners are in port. In many cases, the primary purpose for idling is to control the temperature of a passenger or freight compartment. Large line-haul trucks idle overnight to keep fuel and the engine warm, for the resting driver's comfort, to mask out noises and smells, and for safety. In addition, all classes of trucks idle during the workday at ports and terminals, busy delivery sites, border crossings, and other work sites. They may be idling to enable slow movement in a queue (creep idling) or to provide other services. Bus drivers also idle their vehicles while they wait for passengers and to warm up in the morning. Even locomotive engines are idled so they start, for hotel load, to keep the battery charged, to keep the toilet water from freezing, and for air brakes, or because the operator idles out of habit. Although this document focuses on long-haul trucks, much of the information applies to other vehicles as well. The impacts of idling are substantial, with as much as 6 billion gallons of fuel burned unnecessarily each year in the United States at a cost of over $20 billion. The extra hours of engine operation also cost the owners money for more frequent maintenance and overhauls. In addition, idling vehicles emit particulates (PM{sub 10}), nitrogen dioxide (NO{sub 2}), carbon monoxide (CO), and carbon dioxide (CO{sub 2}). These emissions, along with noise from idling vehicles, have led to many local and state restrictions on idling. Two main factors have combined to create a surge of interest in idling reduction (IR): (1) Increasing restrictions on idling for heavy vehicles and (2) The price of diesel fuel. Because stakeholders focus their efforts on improving different factors (air quality, fuel economy, noise level), they do not necessarily agree on the most advantageous technological alternatives to implement. In addition, although many equipment manufacturers have tried to educate customers and government agencies, they often provide conflicting claims about the comparative merits of different devices. This makes it difficult for truck owners to choose the right equipment for their needs. In this study, we present the first comparison of IR technologies with each other and with idling on the basis of both costs and full fuel-cycle emissions, for different locations, fuel prices, and idling patterns. The preferences described are for the technologies that reduce total emissions the most and cost truck owners the least. We also discuss how regulatory issues and legislation affect IR, what financial incentives help to promote IR, and how outreach and education approaches can be adopted to reduce the need to idle. Finally, we offer a prediction of how future research and development (R&D), regulations, and citizen involvement can help to improve fuel economy and clean the air.

Gaines, L.; Levinson, T. (Energy Systems); (DOE)

2011-06-30T23:59:59.000Z

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DOE Energy Star Testing Reveals Inefficient ASKO Dishwasher | Department of  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Energy Star Testing Reveals Inefficient ASKO Dishwasher Energy Star Testing Reveals Inefficient ASKO Dishwasher DOE Energy Star Testing Reveals Inefficient ASKO Dishwasher June 1, 2010 - 2:07pm Addthis DOE testing in support of the Energy Star program has revealed that an ASKO dishwasher (model D5122XXLB), which the company had claimed was Energy Star compliant, consumes more energy than permitted by the Energy Star program. Test results for the ASKO model at issue show that, when tested in accordance with DOE's test procedure, it consumed 12 percent more energy than the Energy Star requirement. Based on this testing, DOE is referring ASKO Model D5122XXLB to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for appropriate action with respect to the Energy Star program. DOE's testing revealed that dishwasher model D5122XXLB also may not meet

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CSEM WP 102 Measuring Market Inefficiencies in California's  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

CSEM WP 102 Measuring Market Inefficiencies in California's Restructured Wholesale Electricity for the Study of Energy Markets (CSEM) Working Paper Series. CSEM is a program of the University of California Energy Institute, a multi- campus research unit of the University of California located on the Berkeley

California at Berkeley. University of

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Appendices of an appraisal for the use of geothermal energy in state-owned buildings in Colorado. Section E. Glenwood Springs  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The State Highway Department Buildings in Glenwood Springs have been evaluated in this appraisal for the use of geothermal energy in state-owned buildings. Glenwood Springs is the location of surface hot springs and has been assessed by various parties for several geothermal applications. The Glenwood Highway Department Buildings consist of an office building and a maintenance garage. These two building140 gpm. currently use an array of natural gas forced air furnaces and electric heaters for space/heating purpose; a propane unit is used for one water heater. Retrofit engineering for geothermal heating is based upon a central plate-in-frame heat exchanger coupled to several fan coil heaters and unit heaters. Design heating can be accomplished with 150/sup 0/F geothermal water at 140 gpm. The geothermal energy economics are evaluated for a single deep well, with and without a proration of the total production well cost for the required 140 gpm out of the 1000 gpm production capacity. Only the prorated well cost option provides an economically feasible geothermal system. The feasibility, therefore, depends on the use of the excess geothermal water by private or municipal facilities. The principal institutional/environmental issue for a geothermal heating sytem for the Highway Department Buildings is the question of whether or not the states owns the geothermal rights on the state property.

Meyer, R.T.; Coe, B.A.; Dick, J.D.

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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DOE Orders AeroSys to Halt Distribution of Inefficient Air Conditioner...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Orders AeroSys to Halt Distribution of Inefficient Air Conditioner and Heat Pump Models DOE Orders AeroSys to Halt Distribution of Inefficient Air Conditioner and Heat Pump Models...

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Career Concerns, Inaction, and Market Inefficiency: Evidence from Utility Regulation  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Abstract: This paper examines how career concerns can generate inefficiencies not only within firms but also in market outcomes. Career concerns may lead agents to avoid actions that, while value-increasing in expectation, could potentially be directly associated with a bad outcome. We apply this theory to natural gas procurement by regulated public utilities and show that career concerns may lead to a reduction in surplus-increasing market transactions during periods when the benefits of trade are likely to be greatest. We show that data from natural gas markets are consistent with this prediction and difficult to explain using alternative theories.

Severin Borenstein; Meghan Busse; Ryan Kellogg; Contributions From Lucas Davis; Paul Gertler; Erin Mansur; Steve Tadelis; Matt White; Frank Wolak

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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DOE Orders AeroSys to Halt Distribution of Inefficient Air Conditioner...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Air Conditioner and Heat Pump Models Shown to Violate Minimum Efficiency Standards DOE Orders AeroSys to Halt Distribution of Inefficient Air Conditioner and Heat Pump...

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Identifying Inefficient Single-Family Homes With Utility Bill Analysis: Preprint  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Differentiating between energy-efficient and inefficient single-family homes on a community scale helps identify and prioritize candidates for energy-efficiency upgrades. Prescreening diagnostic procedures can further retrofit efforts by providing efficiency information before a site-visit is conducted. We applied the prescreening diagnostic to a simulated community of homes in Boulder, Colorado and analyzed energy consumption data to identify energy-inefficient homes.

Casey, S.; Krarti, M.; Bianchi, M.; Roberts, D.

2010-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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DOE Orders AeroSys to Halt Distribution of Inefficient Air Conditioner and  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Orders AeroSys to Halt Distribution of Inefficient Air Orders AeroSys to Halt Distribution of Inefficient Air Conditioner and Heat Pump Models DOE Orders AeroSys to Halt Distribution of Inefficient Air Conditioner and Heat Pump Models March 30, 2010 - 10:05am Addthis Today, the Department of Energy announced that it is requiring AeroSys, Inc. to stop distributing two product models - one air conditioner and one heat pump - that DOE testing found to consume more energy than allowed under federal efficiency standards. This is the latest step in the Department's investigation into whether AeroSys has been selling products in the U.S. that violate minimum appliance efficiency standards. This is the first time that the Department of Energy has told a company or manufacturer that it must halt the distribution of products that fail to

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DOE Requires Air-Con International to Cease Sales of Inefficient Air  

NLE Websites -- All DOE Office Websites (Extended Search)

Requires Air-Con International to Cease Sales of Inefficient Requires Air-Con International to Cease Sales of Inefficient Air Conditioners and Proposes Penalties DOE Requires Air-Con International to Cease Sales of Inefficient Air Conditioners and Proposes Penalties September 21, 2010 - 6:43pm Addthis The Department has issued a Notice of Noncompliance Determination and Proposed Civil Penalty to Air-Con, International, requiring Air-Con to cease the sale of certain air-conditioning systems in the United States and proposing a civil penalty of $231,090 for sales of these products in violation of the applicable energy efficiency standards. This action reflects the Department's continued commitment to act aggressively to remove unlawful products from the market. In March, 2010, the Department issued a subpoena requiring Air-Con to

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DOE Orders AeroSys to Halt Distribution of Inefficient Air Conditioner and  

NLE Websites -- All DOE Office Websites (Extended Search)

Orders AeroSys to Halt Distribution of Inefficient Air Orders AeroSys to Halt Distribution of Inefficient Air Conditioner and Heat Pump Models DOE Orders AeroSys to Halt Distribution of Inefficient Air Conditioner and Heat Pump Models March 30, 2010 - 10:05am Addthis Today, the Department of Energy announced that it is requiring AeroSys, Inc. to stop distributing two product models - one air conditioner and one heat pump - that DOE testing found to consume more energy than allowed under federal efficiency standards. This is the latest step in the Department's investigation into whether AeroSys has been selling products in the U.S. that violate minimum appliance efficiency standards. This is the first time that the Department of Energy has told a company or manufacturer that it must halt the distribution of products that fail to

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Oh, the Joys of Energy-Inefficient Smartphone Ownership! | Department of  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Oh, the Joys of Energy-Inefficient Smartphone Ownership! Oh, the Joys of Energy-Inefficient Smartphone Ownership! Oh, the Joys of Energy-Inefficient Smartphone Ownership! August 22, 2011 - 1:23pm Addthis Elizabeth Spencer Communicator, National Renewable Energy Laboratory So, I recently purchased my first smartphone. For the most part, I love the daylights out of it. But you know what? Its battery life is horrible. Smartphones take a lot of charging. I was horrified when one of my friends got a smartphone about a year ago and promptly announced that his phone couldn't survive a full 24 hours without a charge. I clearly wasn't that horrified, though, because mine isn't that much better. During my first day at work, my smartphone promptly wore its battery down to nearly nothing. (And I wasn't actually using it at work, I swear! It was just sitting

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DOE Orders AeroSys to Halt Distribution of Inefficient Air Conditioner and  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Orders AeroSys to Halt Distribution of Inefficient Air Orders AeroSys to Halt Distribution of Inefficient Air Conditioner and Heat Pump Models Shown to Violate Minimum Efficiency Standards DOE Orders AeroSys to Halt Distribution of Inefficient Air Conditioner and Heat Pump Models Shown to Violate Minimum Efficiency Standards March 30, 2010 - 12:00am Addthis WASHINGTON, DC - Today, the Department of Energy announced that it is requiring AeroSys, Inc. to stop distributing two product models - one air conditioner and one heat pump - that DOE testing found to consume more energy than allowed under federal efficiency standards. This is the latest step in the Department's investigation into whether AeroSys has been selling products in the U.S. that violate minimum appliance efficiency standards. This is the first time that the Department of Energy has told a

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Inefficiency and classical communication bounds for conversion between partially entangled pure bipartite states  

SciTech Connect

We derive lower limits on the inefficiency and classical communication costs of dilution between two-term bipartite pure states that are partially entangled. We first calculate explicit relations between the allowable error and classical communication costs of entanglement dilution using a previously described protocol, then consider a two-stage dilution from singlets with this protocol followed by some unknown protocol for conversion between partially entangled states. Applying overall lower bounds on classical communication and inefficiency to this two-stage protocol, we derive bounds for the unknown protocol. In addition we derive analogous (but looser) bounds for general pure states.

Fortescue, Ben; Lo, H.-K. [Center for Quantum Information and Quantum Control, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Department of Physics, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, M5S 3G4 (Canada)

2005-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Inefficiency and classical communication bounds for conversion between partially entangled pure bipartite states  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We derive lower limits on the inefficiency and classical communication costs of dilution between two-term bipartite pure states that are partially entangled. We first calculate explicit relations between the allowable error and classical communication costs of entanglement dilution using the protocol of Lo-Popescu and then consider a two-stage dilution from singlets with this protocol followed by some unknown protocol for conversion between partially entangled states. Applying the lower bounds on classical communication and inefficiency of Harrow-Lo and Hayden-Winter to this two-stage protocol, we derive bounds for the unknown protocol.

Fortescue, B; Fortescue, Ben; Lo, Hoi-Kwong

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Inefficiency and classical communication bounds for conversion between partially entangled pure bipartite states  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We derive lower limits on the inefficiency and classical communication costs of dilution between two-term bipartite pure states that are partially entangled. We first calculate explicit relations between the allowable error and classical communication costs of entanglement dilution using the protocol of Lo-Popescu and then consider a two-stage dilution from singlets with this protocol followed by some unknown protocol for conversion between partially entangled states. Applying the lower bounds on classical communication and inefficiency of Harrow-Lo and Hayden-Winter to this two-stage protocol, we derive bounds for the unknown protocol. In addition we derive analogous (but looser) bounds for general pure states.

Ben Fortescue; Hoi-Kwong Lo

2004-11-29T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimal Power Policy for Energy Harvesting Transmitters with Inefficient Energy Storage  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

1 Optimal Power Policy for Energy Harvesting Transmitters with Inefficient Energy Storage Kaya energy is lost in the process. An optimal transmission policy maximizing the average rate within a finite; the harvested energy is variable and may be scarce, requiring tailored transmission policies to achieve

Yener, Aylin

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Inefficiencies and Market Power in Financial Arbitrage: A Study of California's Electricity Markets  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Inefficiencies and Market Power in Financial Arbitrage: A Study of California's Electricity Markets Abstract As with other commodities, electricity is often traded on both forward and spot markets traded in the forward and spot markets was for delivery at the same times and locations, prices often

Kammen, Daniel M.

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A unified model for detecting efficient and inefficient outliers in data envelopment analysis  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Data envelopment analysis (DEA) uses extreme observations to identify superior performance, making it vulnerable to outliers. This paper develops a unified model to identify both efficient and inefficient outliers in DEA. Finding both types is important ... Keywords: Data envelopment analysis, Outlier, Post analysis

Wen-Chih Chen; Andrew L. Johnson

2010-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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On the Inefficiency of Portfolio Insurance and Caveats to the Mean/Downside-Risk Framework  

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Portfolio insurance strategies based on options typically treat the investment in the risky asset, e.g., stock, as fixed. We show in a mean/downside-risk framework that such a strategy is inefficient. Using at the money put options, expected returns can be increased by more than 250 basis points without taking on more risk. Gains can become arbitrarily large when one uses options with extremely high strike prices. This is due to a serious caveat to the mean/downside-risk framework that is typically adopted in the literature by substituting downside-risk measures for standard risk measures such as the variance of returns. These pathologic results vanish when one maximizes an appropriately chosen HARA utility function. In this framework, fixing the holding of the risky asset in advance leads to efficiency losses that vary between 250 and 650 basis points depending on the degree of risk aversion.

André Lucas; Cees L. Dert; Andr?e Lucas Yz; Cees L. Dert Xy

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Industries Affected  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Table 2   Industries affected by microbiologically influenced corrosion...generation: nuclear, hydro, fossil fuel,

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Inefficiencies and Market Power in Financial Arbitrage: A Study of California’s Electricity Markets” CSEM working paper WP-138. Available at www.ucei.berkeley.edu  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

with other commodities, electricity is often traded on both forward and spot As This was initially true in the restructured California electricity industry markets. 1998 to 2000. Though the power traded in the forward and spot markets from for delivery at the same times and locations, prices often differed in significant was predictable ways. We consider several explanations for this apparent inefficiency, and that uncertainty about regulatory penalties for trading in the spot market concluding most firms to avoid trading on inter-market price differences. The few firms caused did carry out these trades did not find it profit-maximizing to eliminate the that differences. Skyrocketing prices in the summer of 2000, however, changed the price buyers ’ (utilities’) incentives and increased the price differentials between the major markets.

Severin Borenstein; James Bushnell; Christopher R. Knittel; Catherine Wolfram September

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Explaining the behavior of state-owned enterprises : Mexico's Pemex in comparative perspective  

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In spite of the wave of privatization of the 1980s and 1990s, state ownership of enterprise remains a very important part of the political economies of both developing and industrialized nations. The conventional wisdom ...

Flores-Macías, Francisco José

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Explaining the behavior of state-owned enterprises : Mexico's Pemex in comparative perspective.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??In spite of the wave of privatization of the 1980s and 1990s, state ownership of enterprise remains a very important part of the political economies… (more)

Flores-Macías, Francisco José

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Many Factors Affect MPG  

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Many Factors Affect Fuel Economy Many Factors Affect Fuel Economy How You Drive Vehicle Maintenance Fuel Variations Vehicle Variations Engine Break-In Vehicles in traffic Quick acceleration and heavy braking can reduce fuel economy by up to 33 percent on the highway and 5 percent around town. New EPA tests account for faster acceleration rates, but vigorous driving can still lower MPG. Excessive idling decreases MPG. The EPA city test includes idling, but more idling will lower MPG. Driving at higher speeds increases aerodynamic drag (wind resistance), reducing fuel economy. The new EPA tests account for aerodynamic drag up to highway speeds of 80 mph, but some drivers exceed this speed. Cold weather and frequent short trips can reduce fuel economy, since your engine doesn't operate efficiently until it is warmed up. In colder

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Crude Oil Affects Gasoline Prices  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Crude Oil Affects Gasoline Prices. WTI Crude Oil Price. Retail Gasoline Price. Source: Energy Information Administration

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Affective incoherence: When affective concepts and embodied reactions clash  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Affective Incoherence: When Affective Concepts and Embodied Reactions Clash David B. Centerbar University of Massachusetts Medical School Simone Schnall University of Plymouth Gerald L. Clore University of Virginia Erika D. Garvin University... . Such internally generated feelings may be compelling because they are experienced in a manner similar to the sensory feelings elicited by external stimuli. Unlike conceptual knowledge, which is indirect and subject to verification (Kruglanski, 1989), affective...

Centerbar, David; Schnall, Simone; Clore, Gerald L.; Garvin, Erica

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Inefficient remediation of ground-water pollution  

SciTech Connect

The problem of trying to remove ground-water pollution by pumping and treating are pointed out. Various Superfund sites are discussed briefly. It is pointed out that many chemicals have been discarded in an undocumented manner, and their place in the groundwater is not known. Results of a remedial program to remove perchloroethylene at a concentration of 6132 parts per billion from groundwater in a site in New Jersey showed that with an average extraction rate of 300 gallons per minute from 1978 to 1984 contamination level was lowered below 100 parts per billion. However, after shutdown of pumping the level rose to 12,588 parts per billion in 1988. These results lead the author to propose that the practical solutions for water supplies may be treatment at the time it enters the system for use.

Abelson, P.H.

1990-11-09T23:59:59.000Z

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Radiatively Inefficient Accretion in Nearby Galaxies  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We use new central stellar velocity dispersions and nuclear X-ray and Halpha luminosities for the Palomar survey of nearby galaxies to investigate the distribution of nuclear bolometric luminosities and Eddington ratios for their central black holes (BHs). This information helps to constrain the nature of their accretion flows and the physical drivers that control the spectral diversity of nearby active galactic nuclei. The characteristic values of the bolometric luminosities and Eddington ratios, which span over 7-8 orders of magnitude, from L_bol transition objects --> LINERs --> Seyferts. The Eddington ratio also increases from early-type to late-type galaxies. We show that the very modest accretion rates inferred from the nuclear luminosities can be readily supplied through local mass loss from evolved stars and Bondi accretion of hot gas, without appealing to additional fueling mechanisms such as angular momentum transport on larger scales. Indeed, we argue that the fuel reservoir generated by local pro...

Ho, Luis C

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Questions and Answers - Does gravity affect atoms?  

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and Answers Main Index Next Question (Can you crush atoms?) Can you crush atoms? Does gravity affect atoms? Gravity affects atoms the same way it affects all other matter. Every...

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Fixture conditions affect lamp performance  

SciTech Connect

This article discusses the major parameters that affect fluorescent lamp performance under fixture conditions. These parameters include fixture type, and HVAC integration, which directly determine the minimum lamp wall temperature (MLWT), and therefore, the resulting light output of the lamp/ballast system. Experimental data is presented showing that the lumen output of the lamp/ballast system can vary by as much as 20% and that the system efficacy can vary by 10% depending upon the type of fixture and HVAC system employed. 4 refs., 5 figs., 1 tab.

Siminovitch, M.J.; Rubinstein, F.M.; Verderber, R.R.

1986-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Notices LIST OF AFFECTED PROGRAMS  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

90 Federal Register 90 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 175 / Friday, September 9, 2011 / Notices LIST OF AFFECTED PROGRAMS CFDA No. and name Publication date and FEDERAL REG- ISTER citation Original deadline for transmittal of applications Revised deadline for transmittal of applications Original deadline for inter-govern- mental review Extended dead- line for inter-gov- ernmental review 84.215N: Promise Neighborhoods Program- Implementation. 7/6/2011 76 FR 39615. 9/06/2011 9/13/2011 11/03/2011 11/10/2011 84.215P: Promise Neighborhoods Program- Planning. 7/06/2011 76 FR 39630. 9/06/2011 9/13/2011 11/03/2011 11/10/2011 Electronic Access to This Document The official version of this document is the document published in the Federal Register. Free Internet access to the official edition of the Federal

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Notices Affected Public: Individuals and  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

23 Federal Register 23 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 23 / Thursday, February 3, 2011 / Notices Affected Public: Individuals and households; not-for-profit institutions; State, Local, or Tribal Government, State Educational Agencies or Local Educational Agencies. Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 22,760. Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 8,725. Abstract: The study is being conducted as part of the National Assessment of Title I, mandated by Title I, Part E, Section 1501 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. The study is designed to identify school programs and instructional practices associated with improved language development, background knowledge, and comprehension outcomes for children in prekindergarten through third grade. Analyses will estimate the

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The influence of affect on attitude  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

11 The Influence of Affect on Attitude Gerald L. Clore Simone Schnall University of Virginia AFFECTIVE INFLUENCE ON ATTITUDE Priests of the medieval Catholic Church understood something about the relationship between affect and attitude... another, earlier review (Boakes, 1989, p. 389), which stated that "[Brewer's] conclusion still stands that there is no convincing evidence for conditioning in human subjects without awareness of the contingencies." The gist of the argument made...

Clore, Gerald L.; Schnall, Simone

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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DOE Beryllium Affected Workers Web Resources  

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Training What's New? Workshops Health and Safety HSS Logo DOE Beryllium Affected Workers Web Resources 1. What Is Beryllium? Beryllium is a hard, lightweight metal that is very...

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Affective content analysis of music video clips  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Nowadays, the amount of multimedia contents is explosively increasing and it is often a challenging problem to find a content that will be appealing or matches users' current mood or affective state. In order to achieve this goal, an effcient indexing ... Keywords: affect, emotion, multimedia content analysis

Ashkan Yazdani; Krista Kappeler; Touradj Ebrahimi

2011-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Affective-Cognitive learning and decision making: a motivational reward framework for affective agents  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this paper we present a new computational framework of affective-cognitive learning and decision making for affective agents, inspired by human learning and recent neuroscience and psychology. In the proposed framework ‘internal reward from ...

Hyungil Ahn; Rosalind W. Picard

2005-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Multi-modal affect induction for affective brain-computer interfaces  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Reliable applications of affective brain-computer interfaces (aBCI) in realistic, multi-modal environments require a detailed understanding of the processes involved in emotions. To explore the modalityspecific nature of affective responses, we studied ... Keywords: ECG, EEG, affective brain-computer interfaces, auditory, emotion, multi-modal, visual

Christian Mühl; Egon L. van den Broek; Anne-Marie Brouwer; Femke Nijboer; Nelleke van Wouwe; Dirk Heylen

2011-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Modelling affect expression and recognition in an interactive learning environment  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Affective reasoning holds significant potential for intelligent tutoring systems. Incorporating affective reasoning into pedagogical decision-making capabilities could enable learning environments to create customised experiences that are dynamically ... Keywords: HCI, ITS, affect expression, affect recognition, affective student modelling, empathy, human-computer interaction, inductive learning, intelligent tutoring systems, interactive learning, physiological response, self-efficacy, situational context, student affect

Scott W. McQuiggan; James C. Lester

2009-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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18 Information (in)efficiency in prediction markets  

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to acknowledge the financial support of the Hirtle, Callaghan & Co. - Arthur D. Miltenberger Research Fellowship

Jensen, Grant J.

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Identifying Innovative Mechanisms to Terminate Inefficient Federal Government Programs  

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'). Then there are topics that occur frequently over a short range of years (e.g. `dresses skirt plain wool'). And still dress drapery foot wool skirts line gathered surah pleats basque vest 18 satin red lace gold plush. Home Economics Archive: Research, Tradition and History (HEARTH). Ithaca, NY: Albert R. Mann Library

Lewis, Robert Michael

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Variables Affecting Economic Development of Wind Energy  

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Variables Affecting Economic Variables Affecting Economic Development of Wind Energy E. Lantz and S. Tegen National Renewable Energy Laboratory Presented at WINDPOWER 2008 Houston, Texas June 1-4, 2008 Conference Paper NREL/CP-500-43506 July 2008 NREL is operated by Midwest Research Institute ● Battelle Contract No. DE-AC36-99-GO10337 NOTICE The submitted manuscript has been offered by an employee of the Midwest Research Institute (MRI), a contractor of the US Government under Contract No. DE-AC36-99GO10337. Accordingly, the US Government and MRI retain a nonexclusive royalty-free license to publish or reproduce the published form of this contribution, or allow others to do so, for US Government purposes. This report was prepared as an account of work sponsored by an agency of the United States government.

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1995 Reformulated Gasoline Market Affected Refiners Differently  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

5 Reformulated Gasoline Market Affected 5 Reformulated Gasoline Market Affected Refiners Differently by John Zyren, Charles Dale and Charles Riner Introduction The United States has completed its first summer driving season using reformulated gasoline (RFG). Motorists noticed price increases at the retail level, resulting from the increased cost to produce and deliver the product, as well as from the tight sup- ply/demand balance during the summer. This arti- cle focuses on the costs of producing RFG as experienced by different types of refiners and on how these refiners fared this past summer, given the prices for RFG at the refinery gate. RFG Regulatory Requirements The use of RFG is a result of the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 (CAAA). The CAAA cover a wide range of programs aimed at improving air qual-

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Commercial Building HVAC: How it Affects People  

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Commercial Building HVAC: How it Affects People Commercial Building HVAC: How it Affects People Speaker(s): William Fisk Date: November 13, 2000 - 12:00pm Location: Bldg. 90 Seminar Host/Point of Contact: David Faulkner Commercial building heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems are designed primarily to maintain a reasonable level of thermal comfort while limiting first costs and energy consumption. However, research conducted predominately within the last decade suggests that commercial building HVAC significantly influences human outcomes other than thermal comfort, including the health, satisfaction, and work performance of the building's occupants. This presentation will review the relationships of these outcomes with HVAC system type, filtration system efficiency, indoor air temperature, and outside air ventilation rate.

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Study of Factors Affecting Shrub Establishment on the Monticello...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Study of Factors Affecting Shrub Establishment on the Monticello, Utah, Disposal Cell Cover Study of Factors Affecting Shrub Establishment on the Monticello, Utah, Disposal Cell...

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EO 13211: Regulations That Significantly Affect Energy Supply...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

211: Regulations That Significantly Affect Energy Supply, Distribution, or Use EO 13211: Regulations That Significantly Affect Energy Supply, Distribution, or Use I am requiring...

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Special Provisions Affecting Gas, Water, or Pipeline Companies...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Agencies You are here Home Savings Special Provisions Affecting Gas, Water, or Pipeline Companies (South Carolina) Special Provisions Affecting Gas, Water, or Pipeline...

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Factors affecting the indoor concentrations of carbonaceous aerosols...  

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Factors affecting the indoor concentrations of carbonaceous aerosols of outdoor origin Title Factors affecting the indoor concentrations of carbonaceous aerosols of outdoor origin...

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Exporting licensing regulations affecting US geothermal firms  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This document presents a brief introduction and overview of the Department of Commerce's Export Administration Regulations which might affect potential US geothermal goods exporters. It is intended to make US geothermal firms officials aware of the existence of such regulations and to provide them with references, contacts and phone numbers where they can obtain specific and detailed information and assistance. It must be stressed however, that the ultimate responsibility for complying with the above mentioned regulations lies with the exporter who must consult the complete version of the regulations.

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1988-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Does Daylight Savings Time Affect Traffic Accidents?  

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This paper studies the effect of changes in accident pattern due to Daylight Savings Time (DST). The extension of the DST in 2007 provides a natural experiment to determine whether the number of traffic accidents is affected by shifts in hours of daylight using the year as control group. Using data on traffic accidents in Texas based on crash reports provided by the Texas Transportation Institute, and a difference in differences technique, this study creates a regression model to determine how significant this factor is in affecting traffic accident patterns as observed in the data. Results show that DST has no statistically significant effect on traffic accidents of all categories including (but not limited to) highway, non-highway, and accidents, accidents with injuries and no injuries, and accidents by drivers of all age-groups. This implies that the federal government’s policy of DST (and its extension) has no costs incurred by a rise in motor vehicle crashes when it gets dark early.

Deen, Sophia 1988-

2012-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Automatic Detection of Learner's Affect From Gross Body Language  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We explored the reliability of detecting learners' affect by monitoring their gross body language (body position and arousal) during interactions with an intelligent tutoring system called AutoTutor. Training and validation data on affective states were ...

Sidney D'Mello; Art Graesser

2009-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Factors Affecting the Dissolution of Resorbable Bioactive Glasses  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Factors affecting dissolution are numerous: residual stress, composition, ... and manufacturing method on the dissolution behaviour of glasses with fixed overall ...

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Developing Japanese WordNet Affect for analyzing emotions  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper reports the development of Japanese WordNet Affect from the English WordNet Affect lists with the help of English SentiWordNet and Japanese WordNet. Expanding the available synsets of the English WordNet Affect ...

Yoshimitsu Torii; Dipankar Das; Sivaji Bandyopadhyay; Manabu Okumura

2011-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Cohesion Relationships in Tutorial Dialogue as Predictors of Affective States  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We explored the possibility of predicting learners' affective states (boredom, flow/engagement, confusion, and frustration) by monitoring variations in the cohesiveness of tutorial dialogues during interactions with AutoTutor, an intelligent tutoring ... Keywords: Affect, Affective States, Autotutor, Coh-Metrix, Cohesion, Coreference, Discourse, Emotion, Intelligent Tutoring Systems

Sidney D'Mello; Nia Dowell; Art Graesser

2009-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Inferring Group Processes from Computer-Mediated Affective Text Analysis  

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Political communications in the form of unstructured text convey rich connotative meaning that can reveal underlying group social processes. Previous research has focused on sentiment analysis at the document level, but we extend this analysis to sub-document levels through a detailed analysis of affective relationships between entities extracted from a document. Instead of pure sentiment analysis, which is just positive or negative, we explore nuances of affective meaning in 22 affect categories. Our affect propagation algorithm automatically calculates and displays extracted affective relationships among entities in graphical form in our prototype (TEAMSTER), starting with seed lists of affect terms. Several useful metrics are defined to infer underlying group processes by aggregating affective relationships discovered in a text. Our approach has been validated with annotated documents from the MPQA corpus, achieving a performance gain of 74% over comparable random guessers.

Schryver, Jack C [ORNL; Begoli, Edmon [ORNL; Jose, Ajith [Missouri University of Science and Technology; Griffin, Christopher [Pennsylvania State University

2011-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy and Materials Issues That Affect Electric Vehicle Batteries  

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leaching processes on the spent battery (without smelting). Argonne has published several papers on Ni-MH batteries. Energy and Materials Issues That Affect Electric Vehicle...

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Solar activity can affect transmission grid, but 2013 activity ...  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

The report provided recommendations for managing the risks of such geomagnetic disturbances while also noting that large transformers are disproportionately affected.

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Buildings Energy Data Book: 4.4 Legislation Affecting Energy...  

Buildings Energy Data Book (EERE)

2 Executive Order 13423, Provisions Affecting Energy Consumption in Federal Buildings Source(s): -- Requires Federal agencies to improve energy efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas...

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Marcellus natural gas production gains affect spreads between ...  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

... issues, and trends. FAQs Glossary For ... Marcellus natural gas production gains affect spreads ... Supporting increased use of natural gas for power ...

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What are the major factors affecting natural gas prices? - FAQ ...  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

What are the major factors affecting natural gas prices? Natural gas prices are mainly a function of market supply and demand. Because there are ...

67

Lawrence Livermore study finds human activity affects vertical...  

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human activity affects vertical structure of atmospheric temperature Anne M Stark, LLNL, (925) 422-9799, stark8@llnl.gov Human influences have directly impacted the latitude...

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Factors affecting adoption of renewable and other electricity ...  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

U.S. Energy Information Administration Independent Statistics & Analysis www.eia.gov Factors affecting adoption of renewable and other electricity generation technologies

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A real-time, multimodal, and dimensional affect recognition system  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This study focuses on the development of a real-time automatic affect recognition system. It adapts a multimodal approach, where affect information taken from two modalities are combined to arrive at an emotion label that is represented in a valence-arousal ... Keywords: dimensional labels, emotion models, multimodal, regression

Nicole Nielsen Lee; Jocelynn Cu; Merlin Teodosia Suarez

2012-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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HEART SMART NUTRITION What Affects Your Cholesterol Levels?  

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Lesson 2 HEART SMART NUTRITION What Affects Your Cholesterol Levels? Several things affect cholesterol level, thus reducing your risk of heart disease. Weight ~ Being overweight tends to increase your cholesterol and is a risk factor for heart disease. Lose weight to help lower low density lipoproteins

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ESS 2012 Peer Review - Thermoelectrochemical Energy Storage ...  

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of Energy's Office of Electricity Delivery & Energy Reliability. Thermoelectrochemical Energy Storage Problem: Flow batteries exhibit inefficiencies that are affected by...

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Blocked and recovered memories of affective, distinctive, and neutral paragraphs  

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Highly affective memories have been thought to be longer lasting and more detailed than other memories, and many experimental results have supported this assertion. The apparent robustness of these memories, however, may result from their high distinctiveness, rather than their emotional content. Two experiments tested free and cued recall for negative affect, distinctive, and neutral paragraphs. Experiment 1 compared neutral and negative affect paragraphs using a blocked and recovered memory technique. Affective paragraphs were remembered significantly better than neutral paragraphs in free recall of paragraph titles, regardless of condition. Details of neutral paragraphs were remembered significantly better than affective paragraphs, regardless of condition. No recovery effect was found. Experiment 2 compared distinctive and neutral paragraphs using the same technique. Free recall of paragraph titles did not differ between paragraph types. Neutral paragraphs were remembered better than distinctive paragraphs in cued recall, regardless of condition. Participants remembered significantly more with cued recall, and significantly more in the forget condition, and distinctive paragraphs were subject to a much greater forgetting effect than neutral paragraphs. It is unclear why a robust forgetting effect, using these stimuli, was not found. Consistent with previous literature, affective stimuli were remembered well, but inconsistently, distinctive stimuli were not. These results provide support for the claim that negative affect memories are more robust than other memories. This may result from their inherent emotional content as opposed to their being distinctive in some way.

Corbisier, Barbara Lynn

2007-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Regulation of Dams and Bridges Affecting Navigable Waters (Wisconsin) |  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Dams and Bridges Affecting Navigable Waters Dams and Bridges Affecting Navigable Waters (Wisconsin) Regulation of Dams and Bridges Affecting Navigable Waters (Wisconsin) < Back Eligibility Agricultural Commercial Construction Fed. Government Fuel Distributor General Public/Consumer Industrial Installer/Contractor Institutional Investor-Owned Utility Local Government Low-Income Residential Multi-Family Residential Municipal/Public Utility Nonprofit Residential Retail Supplier Rural Electric Cooperative Schools State/Provincial Govt Systems Integrator Transportation Tribal Government Utility Savings Category Water Buying & Making Electricity Home Weatherization Program Info Start Date 2007 State Wisconsin Program Type Siting and Permitting Provider Department of Natural Resources Chapter 31 of the Wisconsin Statutes lays out the regulations relevant to

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Work Affecting Public Waters (Minnesota) | Department of Energy  

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Work Affecting Public Waters (Minnesota) Work Affecting Public Waters (Minnesota) Work Affecting Public Waters (Minnesota) < Back Eligibility Utility Fed. Government Commercial Agricultural Investor-Owned Utility State/Provincial Govt Industrial Construction Municipal/Public Utility Local Government Residential Installer/Contractor Rural Electric Cooperative Tribal Government Low-Income Residential Schools Retail Supplier Institutional Multi-Family Residential Systems Integrator Fuel Distributor Nonprofit General Public/Consumer Transportation Savings Category Alternative Fuel Vehicles Hydrogen & Fuel Cells Buying & Making Electricity Water Home Weatherization Solar Wind Program Info State Minnesota Program Type Siting and Permitting Earlier sections of chapter 103G describe the process of delineating public

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How Has Saving Energy Affected Your Health? | Department of Energy  

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How Has Saving Energy Affected Your Health? How Has Saving Energy Affected Your Health? How Has Saving Energy Affected Your Health? February 4, 2010 - 6:30am Addthis We don't often speak of it in these terms, but saving energy can sometimes have a positive influence on your health. Maybe you're getting more exercise because you bike to work instead of drive, or you're getting more fresh air while jogging outside instead of on the treadmill (not to mention vitamin D!). Maybe you're eating more raw fruits and vegetables instead of turning on the oven to bake a pizza or driving for fast food. Tell us your story. How has saving energy affected your health? Each Thursday, you have the chance to share your thoughts on a question about energy efficiency or renewable energy for consumers. E-mail your responses to the Energy Saver team at consumer.webmaster@nrel.gov.

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Eliciting and detecting affect in covert and ethically sensitive situations  

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There is growing interest in creating systems that can sense the affective state of a user for a variety of applications. As a result, a large number of studies have been conducted with the goals of eliciting specific ...

Davis, Philip Charles

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The aMotion toolkit: painting with affective motion textures  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Visual artists and designers frequently use carefully crafted motion textures -- patterns of ambient motion throughout a scene -- to imbue the atmosphere with affect. The design of such ambient visual cues is an elusive topic that has been studied by ...

Matt Lockyer; Lyn Bartram

2012-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Who's Your Agent? Quantifying Energy Affected by the Principal...  

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Who's Your Agent? Quantifying Energy Affected by the Principal-Agent Barrier in U.S. Households Speaker(s): Jayant Sathaye Date: May 9, 2006 - 12:00pm Location: Bldg. 90 This...

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When Does Information Asymmetry Affect the Cost of Capital?  

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This paper examines when information asymmetry among investors affects the cost of capital in excess of standard risk factors. When equity markets are perfectly competitive, information asymmetry has no separate effect on ...

Armstrong, Christopher S.

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Emotion, response & recommendation The role of affect in children's book  

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Emotion, response & recommendation The role of affect in children's book reviews in a digital, interpretations, and evaluations of the literature. Book reviewing Peer recommendations Preferences Sense;ZZZFKLOGUHQVOLEUDU\\RUJZZZFKLOGUHQVOLEUDU\\RUJZZZFKLOGUHQVOLEUDU\\RUJZZZFKLOGUHQVOLEUDU\\RUJMethodology Book review forms

Golbeck, Jennifer

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Paducah DUF6 Conversion Final EIS - Chapter 3: Affected Environment...  

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conversion facility at the Paducah site for conversion of the Paducah DUF 6 cylinder inventory. Section 3.1 presents a detailed description of the affected environment for the...

82

Similarity measures for spectral discrimination of salt-affected soils  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper illustrates a pilot study designed to examine the spectral response of soils due to salt variations. The aim of the study includes determining whether salt-affected soils can be discriminated based on their spectral characteristics, by establishing ...

J. Farifteh; F. van der Meer; E. J. M. Carranza

2007-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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How Has Saving Energy Affected Your Health? | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Has Saving Energy Affected Your Health? Has Saving Energy Affected Your Health? How Has Saving Energy Affected Your Health? February 4, 2010 - 6:30am Addthis We don't often speak of it in these terms, but saving energy can sometimes have a positive influence on your health. Maybe you're getting more exercise because you bike to work instead of drive, or you're getting more fresh air while jogging outside instead of on the treadmill (not to mention vitamin D!). Maybe you're eating more raw fruits and vegetables instead of turning on the oven to bake a pizza or driving for fast food. Tell us your story. How has saving energy affected your health? Each Thursday, you have the chance to share your thoughts on a question about energy efficiency or renewable energy for consumers. E-mail your responses to the Energy Saver team at consumer.webmaster@nrel.gov.

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Summary of Major Energy Bill Provisions Affecting Federal Energy Managers  

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of Major Energy Bill Provisions Affecting Federal Energy Managers of Major Energy Bill Provisions Affecting Federal Energy Managers Section Lead Agency Provisions 102. Energy management goals DOE * Annual energy reduction goal of 2% from FY 2006 - FY 2015 * Reporting baseline changed from 1985 to 2003 * In 180 days, DOE issues guidelines * Retention of energy and water savings by agencies * DOE reports annually on progress to the President and Congress

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Summary of Major Energy Bill Provisions Affecting Federal Energy Managers  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

of Major Energy Bill Provisions Affecting Federal Energy Managers of Major Energy Bill Provisions Affecting Federal Energy Managers Section Lead Agency Provisions 102. Energy management goals DOE * Annual energy reduction goal of 2% from FY 2006 - FY 2015 * Reporting baseline changed from 1985 to 2003 * In 180 days, DOE issues guidelines * Retention of energy and water savings by agencies * DOE reports annually on progress to the President and Congress

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Portsmouth DUF6 Conversion Final EIS - Chapter 3: Affected Environment  

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Portsmouth DUF Portsmouth DUF 6 Conversion Final EIS 3 AFFECTED ENVIRONMENT This EIS considers the proposed action of building and operating a conversion facility at the Portsmouth site for conversion of the Portsmouth and ETTP DUF 6 cylinder inventories. Section 3.1 presents a detailed description of the affected environment for the Portsmouth site. Because the option of shipping cylinders from the ETTP site in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, to the Portsmouth site for conversion is part of the proposed action, a detailed description of the affected environment for the ETTP site is provided in Section 3.2. 3.1 PORTSMOUTH SITE The Portsmouth site is located in Pike County, Ohio, approximately 22 mi (35 km) north of the Ohio River and 3 mi (5 km) southeast of the town of Piketon (Figure 3.1-1). The two

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Analysis Of Factors Affecting Natural Source Slf Electromagnetic  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Factors Affecting Natural Source Slf Electromagnetic Factors Affecting Natural Source Slf Electromagnetic Exploration At Geothermal Wells Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Journal Article: Analysis Of Factors Affecting Natural Source Slf Electromagnetic Exploration At Geothermal Wells Details Activities (0) Areas (0) Regions (0) Abstract: The Super Low Frequency (SLF) electromagnetic exploration was performed by using a nature source SLF electromagnetic detector at two geothermal wells in Peking University. The data of the SLF electromagnetic exploration at well JR-119 and JR-168 were obtained with the observation of continued five days and four times per day at well JR-119 and of one day at well JR-168. Based on these data, the influencing factors of the SI-F electromagnetic exploration were analyzed, which included the relationship

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Assess Site Factors That Affect Employee Commuting Options for Greenhouse  

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Assess Site Factors That Affect Employee Commuting Options for Assess Site Factors That Affect Employee Commuting Options for Greenhouse Gas Profile Assess Site Factors That Affect Employee Commuting Options for Greenhouse Gas Profile October 7, 2013 - 1:52pm Addthis YOU ARE HERE: Step 2 After establishing an employee commuting behavior baseline for evaluating a greenhouse gas (GHG) profile, analyze the specific characteristics of the agency's major worksites to help determine which alternative commute methods and work arrangements are viable and what types of strategies may be most effective for promoting those alternatives. It is recommended that worksite-level data collection focus on worksites with the: Largest number of employees, or clusters of worksites with large employee populations in an area with diverse commuting infrastructure

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Factors Affecting Zebra Mussel Kill by the Bacterium Pseudomonas fluorescens  

SciTech Connect

The specific purpose of this research project was to identify factors that affect zebra mussel kill by the bacterium Pseudomonas fluorescens. Test results obtained during this three-year project identified the following key variables as affecting mussel kill: treatment concentration, treatment duration, mussel siphoning activity, dissolved oxygen concentration, water temperature, and naturally suspended particle load. Using this latter information, the project culminated in a series of pipe tests which achieved high mussel kill inside power plants under once-through conditions using service water in artificial pipes.

Daniel P. Molloy

2004-02-24T23:59:59.000Z

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Factors Affecting KM Implementation in the Chinese Community  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper reviews past research on KM to identify key factors affecting Chinese KM implementation. It begins with a chronological overview of 76 KM related publications, followed by two separate discussions of socio-cultural and non-socio-cultural factors ... Keywords: China, Chinese, KM Implementation, Knowledge Management

Yang Lin; Kimiz Dalkir

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Research Report Chronic morphine exposure affects the visual response properties  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

and Technology of China, Hefei, Anhui 230027, P.R. China b State Key Laboratory of Brain and Cognitive Science, Institute of Biophysics, Chinese Academy of Science, Beijing 100101, P.R. China Accepted 18 August 2005-like drugs decreased visual sensitivity in humans [41], and affected visual discrimination performance

Zhou, Yi-Feng

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A Characterization of Cirrus Cloud Properties That Affect Laser Propagation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Future high-altitude laser systems may be affected by cirrus clouds. Laser transmission models were applied to measured and retrieved cirrus properties to determine cirrus impact on power incident on a target or receiver. A major goal was to see ...

Donald C. Norquist; Paul R. Desrochers; Patrick J. McNicholl; John R. Roadcap

2008-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Designing robotic avatars: are user's impression affected by avatar's age?  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper explores the relationship between the aging cue of a robotic avatar and the level of intelligence and safety perceived by the elderly as users. This initial study found that the avatar aging cue indeed, affects the elderly in their perception ... Keywords: aging cue, avatar, elderly, embodied agent, interfaces, robotics, user experience

Angie Lorena Marin Mejia; Doori Jo; Sukhan Lee

2013-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

94

TSPA Model Development and Sensitivity Analysis of Processes Affecting  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

TSPA Model Development and Sensitivity Analysis of Processes TSPA Model Development and Sensitivity Analysis of Processes Affecting Performance of a Salt Repository for Disposal of Heat-Generating Nuclear Waste TSPA Model Development and Sensitivity Analysis of Processes Affecting Performance of a Salt Repository for Disposal of Heat-Generating Nuclear Waste The document describes the initial work on designing and developing requirements for a total system performance assessment (TSPA) model that can support preliminary safety assessments for a mined geologic repository for high-level waste (HLW) and spent nuclear fuel (SNF) in salt host rock at a generic site. A preliminary generic salt TSPA model for HLW/SNF disposal has been developed and tested for an isothermal repository in salt, for emplaced waste that is assumed to have no decay heat; for salt

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Site-Selective Ionization in Nanoclusters Affects Subsequent Fragmentation  

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Site-Selective Ionization in Nanoclusters Affects Subsequent Fragmentation Print Site-Selective Ionization in Nanoclusters Affects Subsequent Fragmentation Print Understanding charge-transfer processes at the atomic level of nanoscale systems is of the utmost importance for designing nanodevices based on quantum-dot structures, nanotubes, or two-dimensional graphene sheets. Researchers from Western Michigan University, Berkeley Lab, and other international research facilities investigated charge-transfer processes and subsequent ion fragmentation dynamics in nanoclusters composed of argon (Ar) shells and xenon (Xe) cores. The clusters were site-selectively ionized (i.e, ionization took place either in the xenon core or in the argon shell). Using a high-resolution photoelectron-ion coincidence technique at ALS Beamlines 10.0.1 and 11.0.2, the researchers concluded that charge-transfer processes and fragmentation dynamics are strongly influenced by the environment of the initially ionized atoms.

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Low Dose Radiation Research Program: Genetic Factors Affecting  

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Affecting Susceptibility to Low-Dose Radiation Affecting Susceptibility to Low-Dose Radiation William F. Morgan Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Why This Project The short-term effects of high doses of ionizing radiation on cellular responses are relatively well understood. Less clear are the long-term consequences of exposure to low dose/low dose-rate radiation and the effects of radiation exposure on the progeny of surviving cells. If a cell survives radiation, it is generally thought to have repaired all the radiation-induced insults and be capable of a "normal healthy life". At a certain frequency, however, we have found that some cells surviving radiation grow normally, but will rearrange their genetic material during time in culture. We call this radiation-induced genomic instability. Many

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Low Dose Radiation Research Program: Genetic Factors Affecting  

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Genetic Factors Affecting Susceptibility to Low-Doses of Ionizing Genetic Factors Affecting Susceptibility to Low-Doses of Ionizing Radiation. Authors: William F. Morgan, Pat Concannon & John H.J. Petrini The goal of this program is to test the hypothesis that mice heterozygous for the NBS1 gene are genetically susceptible to low doses of ionizing radiation. Patients with Nijmegen Breakage Syndrome (NBS) are radiation sensitive, because of defects in cellular responses to radiation induced genetic damage. It is unclear whether humans heterozygous for the mutations associated with NBS are radiation sensitive and results from cell culture experiments give conflicting results. In collaboration with John Petrini at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City we developed a mouse model of this disorder and are directly testing the hypothesis

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Site-Selective Ionization in Nanoclusters Affects Subsequent Fragmentation  

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Site-Selective Ionization in Nanoclusters Affects Subsequent Fragmentation Print Site-Selective Ionization in Nanoclusters Affects Subsequent Fragmentation Print Understanding charge-transfer processes at the atomic level of nanoscale systems is of the utmost importance for designing nanodevices based on quantum-dot structures, nanotubes, or two-dimensional graphene sheets. Researchers from Western Michigan University, Berkeley Lab, and other international research facilities investigated charge-transfer processes and subsequent ion fragmentation dynamics in nanoclusters composed of argon (Ar) shells and xenon (Xe) cores. The clusters were site-selectively ionized (i.e, ionization took place either in the xenon core or in the argon shell). Using a high-resolution photoelectron-ion coincidence technique at ALS Beamlines 10.0.1 and 11.0.2, the researchers concluded that charge-transfer processes and fragmentation dynamics are strongly influenced by the environment of the initially ionized atoms.

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Factors affecting quality of dried low-rank coals  

SciTech Connect

The chemical and physical properties of coal are strongly affected by the upgrading process employed. For high-moisture coals, upgrading involves thermal dehydration to improve the calorific value of the coal on mass basis. This study evaluates the feasibility of upgrading a low-rank/grade coal using the oven drying method. The objective of this research work is to study the drying characteristics of low-rank coals and to understand the factors affecting the quality of dried low-rank coals. This article describes laboratory experiments conducted on the characterization of the low-rank coals before and after the drying process. The results on drying kinetics, re-absorption of coal samples, and proximate analysis of coal samples before and after drying are discussed. It was found that the upgrading process produced coal with better heating value and combustion characteristics than those of the raw coal samples.

Karthikeyan, M.; Kuma, J.V.M.; Hoe, C.S.; Ngo, D.L.Y. [National University of Singapore, (Singapore)

2007-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Legal factors affecting the financing of small scale hydroelectric projects  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

An introduction to the major business organizational options open to small-scale hydroelectric (SSH) projects is given. The major federal income tax treatments of these options are compared. Significant general federal income tax factors affecting SSH projects are reintroduced and explained. Some of the special federal income tax problem areas in SSH development are isolated. Tax benefit flow through or transfer mechanisms are discussed. Tax exempt financing opportunities for private SSH projects are reviewed. (MHR)

Wilson, W.H.; Ringo, M.J.; Forgione, N.

1983-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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How Does Law Affect Finance? An Examination of Financial Tunneling in an Emerging Market  

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How Does Law Affect Finance? An Examination of FinancialWilliam Davidson Institute. How Does Law Affect Finance? Anfinancial tunneling, Prior work does not distinguish between

Black, Bernard; Atanasov, Vladimir; Ciccotello, Conrad S.; Gyoshev, Stanley B.

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

102

High Strength Stainless Steel Properties that Affect Resistance Welding  

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This report discusses results of a study on selected high strength stainless steel alloy properties that affect resistance welding. The austenitic alloys A-286, JBK-75 (Modified A-286), 21-6-9, 22-13-5, 316 and 304L were investigated and compared. The former two are age hardenable, and the latter four obtain their strength through work hardening. Properties investigated include corrosion and its relationship to chemical cleaning, the effects of heat treatment on strength and surface condition, and the effect of mechanical properties on strength and weldability.

Kanne, W.R.

2001-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

103

Utility & Regulatory Factors Affecting Cogeneration & Independent Power Plant Design & Operation  

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In specifying a cogeneration or independent power plant, the owner should be especially aware of the influences which electric utilities and regulatory bodies will have on key parameters such as size, efficiency, design, reliability/ availability, operating capabilities and modes, etc. This paper will note examples of some of the major factors which could impact the project developer and his economics, as well as discuss potential mitigation measures. Areas treated include wheeling, utility ownership interests, dispatchability, regulatory acceptance and other considerations which could significantly affect the plant definition and, as a result, its attendant business and financing structure. Finally, suggestions are also made for facilitating the process of integration with the electric utility.

Felak, R. P.

1986-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

104

Legal and regulatory issues affecting aquifer thermal energy storage  

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This document updates and expands the report with a similar title issued in October 1980. This document examines a number of legal and regulatory issues that potentially can affect implementation of the aquifer thermal energy storage (ATES) concept. This concept involves the storage of thermal energy in an underground aquifer until a later date when it can be effectively utilized. Either heat energy or chill can be stored. Potential end uses of the energy include district space heating and cooling, industrial process applications, and use in agriculture or aquaculture. Issues are examined in four categories: regulatory requirements, property rights, potential liability, and issues related to heat or chill delivery.

Hendrickson, P.L.

1981-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

105

Site-Selective Ionization in Nanoclusters Affects Subsequent Fragmentation  

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Site-Selective Ionization in Site-Selective Ionization in Nanoclusters Affects Subsequent Fragmentation Site-Selective Ionization in Nanoclusters Affects Subsequent Fragmentation Print Wednesday, 30 June 2010 00:00 Understanding charge-transfer processes at the atomic level of nanoscale systems is of the utmost importance for designing nanodevices based on quantum-dot structures, nanotubes, or two-dimensional graphene sheets. Researchers from Western Michigan University, Berkeley Lab, and other international research facilities investigated charge-transfer processes and subsequent ion fragmentation dynamics in nanoclusters composed of argon (Ar) shells and xenon (Xe) cores. The clusters were site-selectively ionized (i.e, ionization took place either in the xenon core or in the argon shell). Using a high-resolution photoelectron-ion coincidence technique at ALS Beamlines 10.0.1 and 11.0.2, the researchers concluded that charge-transfer processes and fragmentation dynamics are strongly influenced by the environment of the initially ionized atoms.

106

Microbial Carbon Cycling in Permafrost-Affected Soils  

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The Arctic plays a key role in Earth s climate system as global warming is predicted to be most pronounced at high latitudes and because one third of the global carbon pool is stored in ecosystems of the northern latitudes. In order to improve our understanding of the present and future carbon dynamics in climate sensitive permafrost ecosystems, present studies concentrate on investigations of microbial controls of greenhouse gas fluxes, on the activity and structure of the involved microbial communities, and on their response to changing environmental conditions. Permafrost-affected soils can function as both a source and a sink for carbon dioxide and methane. Under anaerobic conditions, caused by flooding of the active layer and the effect of backwater above the permafrost table, the mineralization of organic matter can only be realized stepwise by specialized microorganisms. Important intermediates of the organic matter decomposition are hydrogen, carbon dioxide and acetate, which can be further reduced to methane by methanogenic archaea. Evolution of methane fluxes across the subsurface/atmosphere boundary will thereby strongly depend on the activity of anaerobic methanogenic archaea and obligately aerobic methane oxidizing proteobacteria, which are known to be abundant and to significantly reduce methane emissions in permafrost-affected soils. Therefore current studies on methane-cycling microorganisms are the object of particular attention in permafrost studies, because of their key role in the Arctic methane cycle and consequently of their significance for the global methane budget.

Vishnivetskaya, T. [University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK); Liebner, Susanne [University of Tromso, Norway; Wilhelm, Ronald [McGill University, Montreal, Quebec; Wagner, Dirk [Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research, Potsdam, Germany

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

107

Who Will Be Affected by Welfare Reform in California?  

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sections of text, not to exceed three paragraphs, to be quoted without written permission, provided that full attribution is given to the source and the above copyright notice is included. Foreword California is about to experience the most sweeping changes in its welfare system since the 1960s. The federal government has already mandated some of the parameters of the system in the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996. This legislation affects more than a dozen programs. Most significantly, it eliminates Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC), creating a new program known as Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF). Funding for AFDC was divided equally between the state and federal governments, but federal support for TANF will come through block grants, essentially putting a cap on the federal share. TANF also includes time limits and work requirements. In spite of these restrictions, California should be able to create virtually any welfare system it wants. For example, unless the Clinton

Thomas Macurdy

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

108

Factors affecting expanded electricity trade in North America  

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The authors explore factors that affect electricity trade between enterprises in the US and Canada and the US and Mexico. They look to those underlying policy and institutional factors that affect the relative costs of producing electricity in the three countries. In particular, they consider six factors that appear to have a significant impact on electricity trade in North America: differences in the types of economic regulation of power leading to differences in cost recovery for wholesale and retail power and wheeling charges; changing regulatory attitudes, placing more emphasis on demand-side management and environmental concerns; differences in energy and economic policies; differences in national and subnational environmental policies; changing organization of electric power industries which may foster uncertainty, change historical relationships, and provide other potentially important sources of power for distribution utilities; and differences in the ability of enterprises to gain access to electric power markets because of restrictions placed on transmission access. In Section 2, the authors discuss the regulation of electricity trade in North America and provide an overview of the recent trading experience for electricity between Canada and the US and between Mexico and the US, including the volume of that trade over the past decade and existing transmission capacity between regions of the three countries. In Section 3, they look at the benefits that accrue to trading counties and what those benefits are likely to be for the three countries. The discussion in Section 4 centers on the relevant provisions of the Canada Free Trade Agreement and the proposed North American Free Trade Agreement. In Section 5, they set the stage for the discussion of policy and institutional differences presented in Section 6 by outlining differences in the organization of the electric power sectors of Canada, the US, and Mexico. The study is synthesized in Section 7.

Hill, L.J.

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

109

Texas AgriLife Research Procedure 24.01.01.A1.10 Fire Safety for State-Owned Residences Page 1 of 2 Texas AgriLife Research Procedures  

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and hazard-free electrical systems in the United States for 110 years. As electrical power systems-makers at NFPA, showing pictures of a ground-faulted PV system in which a module had caught fire. They failed great quantities. But already on alert for anything that might pose a fire risk, the NFPA immediately

110

Texas AgriLife Extension Service Procedure 24.01.01.X1.10 Fire Safety for State-Owned Residences Page 1 of 2 Texas AgriLife Extension Service Procedures  

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is tested by Plant Engineering in accordance with NFPA 110. Appendix A: Lightning Protection Calculations stroke frequency from NFPA 780 2006 appendix L. These calculations are included in Appendix A of this FHA of the occupants during egress, the stairways are required to be 1-hour fire rated enclosures by the NFPA Life

111

The Greened House Effect: Saving the World From Energy Inefficiency in Homes  

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, HGTV and DIY Network Author, "The Greened House Effect" In this talk, author Jeff Wilson will discuss as carpenter, pickup truck contractor, and television host for nearly 200 episodes on HGTV and the DIY networks

Zhang, Junshan

112

Principle-agent Incentives, Excess Caution, and Market Inefficiency: Evidence from Utility Regulation  

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Decision Given the natural gas market structure, an LDC has2.1. Market Structure The wholesale natural gas industry can

Borenstein, Severin; Busse, Meghan; Kellog, Ryan

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

113

Principal-agent incentives, excess caution, and market inefficiency: Evidence from utility regulation  

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Decision Given the natural gas market structure, an LDC has2.1. Market Structure The wholesale natural gas industry can

Borenstein, Severin; Busse, Meghan; KELLOGG, RYAN M

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

114

Inefficiencies and Market Power in Financial Arbitrage: A Study of California's Electricity Markets  

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and C. Stalon (1999). “Second Report on Market Issues in thePower Exchange Energy Markets. ” Prepared for the Federals Proposed Elec- tricity Market. ” Utilities Policy vol. 6,

Borenstein, Severin; Bushnell, James; Knittel, Christopher R.; Wolfram, Catherine

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

115

Principle-agent Incentives, Excess Caution, and Market Inefficiency: Evidence from Utility Regulation  

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to meet their maximum possible demand. On the other hand,reserves below the maximum possible demand, which is equalreserves than the maximum possible demand of µ 2 + r. He

Borenstein, Severin; Busse, Meghan; Kellog, Ryan

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

116

Principal-agent incentives, excess caution, and market inefficiency: Evidence from utility regulation  

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to meet their maximum possible demand. On the other hand,reserves below the maximum possible demand, which is equalreserves than the maximum possible demand of µ 2 + r. He

Borenstein, Severin; Busse, Meghan; KELLOGG, RYAN M

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

117

Principle-agent Incentives, Excess Caution, and Market Inefficiency: Evidence from Utility Regulation  

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give LDCs incentives to reduce their natural gas purchasenatural gas distribution company may, due to regulatory incentives,incentives impose on utilities can distort forward natural gas

Borenstein, Severin; Busse, Meghan; Kellog, Ryan

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

118

Principal-agent incentives, excess caution, and market inefficiency: Evidence from utility regulation  

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give LDCs incentives to reduce their natural gas purchasenatural gas distribution company may, due to regulatory incentives,incentives impose on utilities can distort forward natural gas

Borenstein, Severin; Busse, Meghan; KELLOGG, RYAN M

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

119

Inefficiencies in the Information Thicket: A Case Study of Derivative Disclosures During the Financial Crisis  

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investigation of the effectiveness of enhanced derivatives disclosure by conducting a series of single firm event

Bartlett, Robert P. III

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

120

Principle-agent Incentives, Excess Caution, and Market Inefficiency: Evidence from Utility Regulation  

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access to it is di?cult. Natural gas supply in local marketsfactors lead the natural gas supply function in any period (the market demand and supply of natural gas (aggregated over

Borenstein, Severin; Busse, Meghan; Kellog, Ryan

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Principal-agent incentives, excess caution, and market inefficiency: Evidence from utility regulation  

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access to it is di?cult. Natural gas supply in local marketsfactors lead the natural gas supply function in any period (the market demand and supply of natural gas (aggregated over

Borenstein, Severin; Busse, Meghan; KELLOGG, RYAN M

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

122

Generation of distributed entangled coherent states over a lossy environment with inefficient detectors  

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Entangled coherent states are useful for various applications in quantum information processing but they are are sensitive to loss. We propose a scheme to generate distributed entangled coherent states over a lossy environment in such a way that the fidelity is independent of the losses at detectors heralding the generation of the entanglement. We compare our scheme with a previous one for the same purpose [Ourjoumtsev {\\em et al.}, Nat. Phys. {\\bf 5} 189 (2009)] and find parameters for which our new scheme results in superior performance.

A. P. Lund; T. C. Ralph; H. Jeong

2013-10-28T23:59:59.000Z

123

The Mechanisms of Market Inefficiency: An Introduction to the New Finance  

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the footnotes to the financial statements. See Lingling Wei,act as if pro forma financial statements, the designation of

Stout, Lynn A.

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

124

Inefficiencies in the Information Thicket: A Case Study of Derivative Disclosures During the Financial Crisis  

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quarterly and annual financial statements that were GAAP-companies to provide financial statements to the SEC in an2008). By requiring financial statement data to be filed

Bartlett, Robert P. III

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

125

Inefficiency in Forward Markets with Supply Friction Desmond W. H. Cai and Adam Wierman  

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a single wind power plant can decrease from full output to zero in approximately 15 minutes. While wind plants will play an important role in the integration of renewable energy. Dispatchable power plants-- The growth of renewable resources will introduce significant variability and uncertainty into the grid

Low, Steven H.

126

Inefficiencies and Market Power in Financial Arbitrage: A Study of California's Electricity Markets  

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them to determine zonal energy prices for all power tradedthe ISO imbalance energy price for the hour in questionreserve service and an energy price paid in the event that

Borenstein, Severin; Bushnell, James; Knittel, Christopher R.; Wolfram, Catherine

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

127

Inefficiencies and Market Power in Financial Arbitrage: A Study of California's Electricity Markets  

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Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) (2003). “Final Report oninternal memos released to the FERC described this as the “demand through the PX (see FERC, 2003, p. VI-24). After the

Borenstein, Severin; Bushnell, James; Knittel, Christopher R.; Wolfram, Catherine

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

128

Inefficiencies and Market Power in Financial Arbitrage: A Study of California’s Electricity Markets  

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Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) (2003). “Final Report oninternal memos released to the FERC described this as the “demand through the PX (see FERC, 2003, p. VI-24). After the

Borenstein, Severin; Bushnell, James; Wolfram, Catherine D

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

129

DOE Requires Air-Con International to Cease Sales of Inefficient...  

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Civil Penalty to Air-Con, International, requiring Air-Con to cease the sale of certain air-conditioning systems in the United States and proposing a civil penalty of 231,090...

130

Principle-agent Incentives, Excess Caution, and Market Inefficiency: Evidence from Utility Regulation  

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distort forward natural gas markets when demand is expecteda model of supply and demand in natural gas markets in whichof Mexico. The demand centers for natural gas, however, are

Borenstein, Severin; Busse, Meghan; Kellog, Ryan

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

131

Principal-agent incentives, excess caution, and market inefficiency: Evidence from utility regulation  

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distort forward natural gas markets when demand is expecteda model of supply and demand in natural gas markets in whichof Mexico. The demand centers for natural gas, however, are

Borenstein, Severin; Busse, Meghan; KELLOGG, RYAN M

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

132

Inefficiencies and Market Power in Financial Arbitrage: A Study of California's Electricity Markets  

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not change the ISO real-time price because the ultimatebetween day-ahead and real-time prices during the summer ofahead) and spot (ISO real-time imbalance) energy prices. The

Borenstein, Severin; Bushnell, James; Knittel, Christopher R.; Wolfram, Catherine

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

133

Inefficiencies and Market Power in Financial Arbitrage: A Study of California’s Electricity Markets  

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not change the ISO real-time price because the ultimatebelow prices for the same product in the real-time market ofreal-time imbalance energy market if the PX day-ahead price

Borenstein, Severin; Bushnell, James; Wolfram, Catherine D

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

134

Inefficiencies and Market Power in Financial Arbitrage: A Study of California’s Electricity Markets  

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s imbalance energy market set a uniform price based upon theimbalance energy market was subject to a price cap that wasimbalance energy market if the PX day-ahead price was too

Borenstein, Severin; Bushnell, James; Wolfram, Catherine D

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

135

Inefficiencies and Market Power in Financial Arbitrage: A Study of California's Electricity Markets  

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the imbalance energy market set a uniform price based uponimbalance energy market was subject to a price cap that wasimbalance energy market if the PX day-ahead price was too

Borenstein, Severin; Bushnell, James; Knittel, Christopher R.; Wolfram, Catherine

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

136

Inefficiencies and Market Power in Financial Arbitrage: A Study of California’s Electricity Markets  

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Center for the Study of Energy Markets Working Paper #138,California Power Exchange Energy Markets. ” Prepared for theISO ran an “imbalance” energy market to handle these real-

Borenstein, Severin; Bushnell, James; Wolfram, Catherine D

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

137

Inefficiencies and Market Power in Financial Arbitrage: A Study of California's Electricity Markets  

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California Power Exchange Energy Markets. ” Prepared for theCenter for the Study of Energy Markets (CSEM) Working Paperoperated a 168 hour energy market on a rolling horizon.

Borenstein, Severin; Bushnell, James; Knittel, Christopher R.; Wolfram, Catherine

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

138

Principal-agent incentives, excess caution, and market inefficiency: Evidence from utility regulation  

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curve), the political fallout will be much greater if atime. Where the political fallout is greatest, the political

Borenstein, Severin; Busse, Meghan; KELLOGG, RYAN M

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

139

The Mechanisms of Market Inefficiency: An Introduction to the New Finance  

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of how market participants use information to estimatewith an efficient market because new information might havethe rapid flow of information into market prices. At this

Stout, Lynn A.

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

140

Inefficiencies and Market Power in Financial Arbitrage: A Study of California's Electricity Markets  

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of Electric and Natural Gas Prices. ” Federal Energyof Electric and Natural Gas Prices. ” Federal Energytion of Electric and Natural Gas Prices. ” Federal Energy

Borenstein, Severin; Bushnell, James; Knittel, Christopher R.; Wolfram, Catherine

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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141

The Mechanisms of Market Inefficiency: An Introduction to the New Finance  

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all markets, and not merely of the securities markets." ).Anomalous Evidence Regarding Market Efficiency, 6 J. F IN .Kraakman, The Mechanisms of Market Efficiency, 70 V A . L. R

Stout, Lynn A.

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

142

The Inherent Inefficiency of the Point-to-Point Congestion Revenue Right Auction  

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right, electricity auction, simultaneous feasibility, transmission pricing. 1 Introduction Financial/compensating transmission usage/investment and to facilitate the implementation of an economically efficient transmission operator in an electric power grid with n buses and m transmiss

Oren, Shmuel S.

143

Knowledge Elecitation for Factors Affecting Taskforce Productivity using a Questionnaire  

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In this paper we present the process of Knowledge Elicitation through a structured questionnaire technique. This is an effort to depict a problem domain as Investigation of factors affecting taskforce productivity. The problem has to be solved using the expert system technology. This problem is the very first step how to acquire knowledge from the domain experts. Knowledge Elicitation is one of the difficult tasks in knowledge base formation which is a key component of expert system. The questionnaire was distributed among 105 different domain experts of Public and Private Organizations (i.e. Education Institutions, Industries and Research etc) in Pakistan. A total 61 responses from these experts were received. All the experts were well qualified, highly experienced and has been remained the members for selection committees a number of times for different posts. Facts acquired were analyzed from which knowledge was extracted and elicited. A standard shape was given to the questionnaire for further research as a knowledge learning tool. This tool may be used as a standard document for selection and promotion of employees.

Muhammad Sohail; Abdur Rashid Khan

2009-07-30T23:59:59.000Z

144

Underbalanced perforation characteristics as affected by differential pressure  

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Underbalanced, tubing-conveyed completions are increasing because of the apparent advantages of cleaner perforations, reduced completion times, and stimulation treatments. Radial-flow Berea sandstone core specimens are used to determine the perforation characteristics resulting from time-dependent pressure differentials between core pressure and wellbore pressure during the completion process. The primary perforation characteristic studied (radial flow ratio (RFR)) is defined as the ratio of the perforated flow rate to the flow rate of the unperforated core. The perforation flow tests included pressure differentials from 500 psi (3450 kPa) overbalanced to 1,000 psi (6900 kPa) underbalanced, with immediate or delayed surging. The RFR was affected most by the 500-psi and 1,000-psi (3450- and 6900-kPa) underbalance. The surged RFR's were from 50 to 58% greater than the no-surge RFR's. Perforation hole volumes were increased as much as 55% by the surge, indicating some elimination of the compacted, damaged-zone material. Underbalanced surge conditions (1,000 psi (6900 kPa)) increased hole volume to four times that resulting from 500 psi (3450 kPa) overbalanced, no-surge conditions. Underbalanced surging, either at the instant of perforation or subsequently, appears to improve the flow characteristics of shaped-charge perforations by simultaneously reducing the thickness of the low-permeability crushed zone and increasing the perforation surface area.

Regalbuto, J.A.; Riggs, R.S.

1988-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

145

How Sample Completeness Affects Gamma-Ray Burst Classification  

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Unsupervised pattern recognition algorithms support the existence of three gamma-ray burst classes; Class I (long, large fluence bursts of intermediate spectral hardness), Class II (short, small fluence, hard bursts), and Class III (soft bursts of intermediate durations and fluences). The algorithms surprisingly assign larger membership to Class III than to either of the other two classes. A known systematic bias has been previously used to explain the existence of Class III in terms of Class I; this bias allows the fluences and durations of some bursts to be underestimated (Hakkila et al., ApJ 538, 165, 2000). We show that this bias primarily affects only the longest bursts and cannot explain the bulk of the Class III properties. We resolve the question of Class III existence by demonstrating how samples obtained using standard trigger mechanisms fail to preserve the duration characteristics of small peak flux bursts. Sample incompleteness is thus primarily responsible for the existence of Class III. In order to avoid this incompleteness, we show how a new dual timescale peak flux can be defined in terms of peak flux and fluence. The dual timescale peak flux preserves the duration distribution of faint bursts and correlates better with spectral hardness – 2 – (and presumably redshift) than either peak flux or fluence. The techniques presented here are generic and have applicability to the studies of other transient events. The results also indicate that pattern recognition algorithms are sensitive to sample completeness; this can influence the study of large astronomical databases such as those found in a Virtual Observatory.

Jon Hakkila; Timothy W. Giblin; Richard J. Roiger; David J. Haglin; William S. Paciesas; Charles A. Meegan

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

146

Modeling and analysis of affective influences on human experience, prediction, decision making, and behavior  

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Subjective and affective elements are well-known to influence human decision making. This dissertation presents a theoretical and empirical framework on how human decision makers' subjective experience and affective ...

Ahn, Hyungil, 1976-

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

147

Comparing Learners' Affect While Using an Intelligent Tutoring System and a Simulation Problem Solving Game  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We compare the affect associated with an intelligent tutoring environment, Aplusix, and a simulations problem solving game, The Incredible Machine, to determine whether students experience significantly better affect in an educational game than in an ...

Ma. Mercedes Rodrigo; Ryan S. Baker; Sidney D'Mello; Ma. Celeste Gonzalez; Maria C. Lagud; Sheryl A. Lim; Alexis F. Macapanpan; Sheila A. Pascua; Jerry Q. Santillano; Jessica O. Sugay; Sinath Tep; Norma J. Viehland

2008-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

148

Elevated atmospheric carbon dioxide in agroecosystems affects groundwater quality  

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Increasing atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO{sub 2}) concentration has led to concerns about global changes to the environment. One area of global change that has not been addressed is the effect of elevated atmospheric CO{sub 2} on groundwater quality below agroecosystems. Elevated CO{sub 2} concentration alterations of plant growth and C/N ratios may modify C and N cycling in soil and affect nitrate (NO{sub 3}{sup {minus}}) leaching to groundwater. This study was conducted to examine the effects of a legume (soybean [Glycine max (L.) Merr.]) and a nonlegume (grain sorghum [Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench]) CO{sub 2}-enriched agroecosystems on NO{sub 3}{sup {minus}} movement below the root zone in a Blanton loamy sand (loamy siliceous, thermic, Grossarenic Paleudults). The study was a split-plot design replicated three times with plant species (soybean and grain sorghum) as the main plots and CO{sub 2} concentration ({approximately}360 and {approximately}720 {mu}L L{sup {minus}1} CO{sub 2}) as subplots using open-top field chambers. Fertilizer application was made with {sup 15}N-depleted NH{sub 4}NO{sub 3} to act as a fertilizer tracer. Soil solution samples were collected weekly at 90-cm depth for a 2-yr period and monitored for NO{sub 3}{sup {minus}}-N concentrations. Isotope analysis of soil solution indicated that the decomposition of organic matter was the primary source of No{sub 3}{sup {minus}}-N in soil solution below the root zone through most of the monitoring period. Significant differences were observed for NO{sub 3}{sup {minus}}-N concentrations between soybean and grain sorghum, with soybean having the higher NO{sub 3}{sup {minus}}-N concentration. Elevated CO{sub 2} increased total dry weight, total N content, and C/N ratio of residue returned to soil in both years. Elevated CO{sub 2} significantly decreased NO{sub 3}{sup {minus}}-N concentrations below the root zone in both soybean and grain sorghum. 37 refs., 2 figs., 2 tabs.

Torbert, H.A. [Blackland, Soil and Water Research Lab., Temple, TX (United States); Prior, S.A.; Rogers, H.H. [National Soil Dynamics Lab., Auburn, AL (United States); Schlesinger, W.H. [Duke Univ., Durham, NC (United States); Mullins, G.L.; Runion, G.B. [Auburn Univ., AL (United States)

1996-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

149

Energy deposition of 24 GeV/c protons in gravity affected  

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Energy deposition of 24 GeV/c protons in gravity affected mercury jet Sergei Striganov Fermilab +- 15 degree 75 +- 15 degree #12;Energy deposition density in round gravity affected jet at 5 Tesla, r=8.1 degree 84.2 +- 5.8 degree 330.9 +- 29.1 degree #12;Energy deposition density in elliptic gravity affected

McDonald, Kirk

150

Affective learning companions : strategies for empathetic agents with real-time multimodal affective sensing to foster meta-cognitive and meta-affective approaches to learning, motivation, and perseverance  

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This thesis has developed an affective agent research platform that advances the architecture of relational agents and intelligent tutoring systems. The system realizes non-invasive multimodal real-time sensing of elements ...

Burleson, Winslow

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

151

Characterizations of Vulnerabilities and Countermeasures in Advanced Metering Infrastructure Collectors.  

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??Electrical distribution and measurement techniques have been very cumbersome and inefficient for the utility companies for many years. Customers have also been affected by paying… (more)

Delozier, Adam

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Department of Energy Planning Cookstoves Research, Releases Biomass...  

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for cookstove production, distribution, and use can improve the livelihoods of households and communities around the world. Inefficient cookstoves also affect environmental...

153

FCV Learning Demonstration: First-Generation Vehicle Results and Factors Affecting Fuel Cell Degradation (Presentation)  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Presentaion on the FCV Learning Demonstration and factors affecting fuel cell degradation given at the Fuel Cell Seminar on October 17, 2007 in San Antonio, TX.

Wipke, K.; Sprik, S.; Kurtz, J.; Thomas, H.; Garbak, J.

2007-10-17T23:59:59.000Z

154

Mothers' affect dysregulation, depressive symptoms, and emotional availability during mother-infant interaction.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??Disturbances in affective regulatory processes have previously been linked to psychological difficulties and disorders, particularly those involving personality disorder symptoms (Briere & Runtz, 2002). The… (more)

Kim, Bo-Ram

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

155

Worst drought in decades could affect U.S. energy markets - Today ...  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Financial market analysis and financial data for major energy companies. Environment. Greenhouse gas data, ... But droughts can also affect energy markets.

156

Ontogeny of Defense : Does Life History Affect Predator Response Behavior in the Pygmy Octopus, Octopus Bocki?  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

ONTOGENY OF DEFENSE: DOES LIFE HISTORY AFFECT PREDATOReach eye Mantle location does not change Mantle locationability as this species grows does not result in an increase

Himes, Julie E.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

157

Characterization of the Heat-Affected Zone in Flux-Cored Arc ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Abstract Scope, To prepare for a study of the effect of heat-affect zone microstructure ... were optimized based on preliminary test trials on one inch thick pipes.

158

THE EMPLOYEE'S GUIDE TO BENEFITS FOR THOSE AFFECTED BY REDUCTION IN FORCE  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

EMPLOYEE'S EMPLOYEE'S THE EMPLOYEE'S THE EMPLOYEE'S THE EMPLOYEE'S GUIDE TO BENEFITS GUIDE TO BENEFITS GUIDE TO BENEFITS GUIDE TO BENEFITS FOR THOSE FOR THOSE FOR THOSE FOR THOSE AFFECTED BY AFFECTED BY AFFECTED BY AFFECTED BY REDUCTION IN REDUCTION IN REDUCTION IN REDUCTION IN FORCE FORCE FORCE FORCE U.S. OFFICE OF U.S. OFFICE OF U.S. OFFICE OF U.S. OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT WORKFORCE WORKFORCE WORKFORCE WORKFORCE RESTRUCTURING OFFICE RESTRUCTURING OFFICE RESTRUCTURING OFFICE RESTRUCTURING OFFICE OCTOBER 1999 (Revised) _________________________________________________________________________________________________ OPM Workforce Restructuring Office Employee's Guide to Separation Benefits (RIF) 2 The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) created the Workforce

159

Does the infrasound from wind turbines affect the inner ear? Alec N. Salt1  

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Does the infrasound from wind turbines affect the inner ear? Alec N. Salt1 1 Washington University turbines adversely affects human health. The unweighted spectrum of wind turbine noise slowly rises (needing over 120 dB SPL to detect 2 Hz) it is claimed that infrasound generated by wind turbines is below

Salt, Alec N.

160

Parameters Affecting Water Hammer Wave Attenuation, Shape by Anton Bergant1  

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(hydroelectric power plant, pumping system) and damage the system components; for example pipe displacementParameters Affecting Water Hammer Wave Attenuation, Shape and Timing by Anton Bergant1 and Arris.s.tijsseling@TUE.nl This paper investigates parameters that may affect water hammer wave attenuation, shape and timing. Possible

Eindhoven, Technische Universiteit

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161

A New Hybrid Approach for Analysis of Factors Affecting Crude Oil Price  

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In this paper, a new hybrid approach is presented to analyze factors affecting crude oil price using rough set and wavelet neural network. Related factors that affect crude oil price are found using text mining technique and Brent oil price is chosen ... Keywords: crude oil price, prediction, rough set, wavelet neural network

Wei Xu; Jue Wang; Xun Zhang; Wen Zhang; Shouyang Wang

2007-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

162

Squeeze, rock, and roll; can tangible interaction with affective products support stress reduction?  

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Affective computing focuses on the interpretation of users emotions via physiological and behavioral inputs. Irrelevant gestures with a pen were found to increase when users were given a mentally demanding task. Accordingly, an embedded tangible interface ... Keywords: affective computing, haptic feedback, stress reduction, stressful behavior, tangible interaction

Miguel Bruns Alonso; David V. Keyson; Caroline C. M. Hummels

2008-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Kenya-Affecting Electricity Policy through a Community Micro Hydro Project  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Affecting Electricity Policy through a Community Micro Hydro Project Affecting Electricity Policy through a Community Micro Hydro Project Jump to: navigation, search Name Kenya-Affecting Electricity Policy through a Community Micro Hydro Project Agency/Company /Organization United Nations Development Programme Sector Energy Focus Area Renewable Energy, Hydro Topics Policies/deployment programs, Background analysis, Technology characterizations Resource Type Publications Website http://sgp.undp.org/download/S Country Kenya UN Region Eastern Africa References Kenya Micro Hydro [1] Kenya-Affecting Electricity Policy through a Community Micro Hydro Project Screenshot Background "This project sought to remove the policy, technical and institutional barriers that limited the development and use of renewable energy sources

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9.68 Affect: Biological, Psychological, and Social Aspects of Feelings, Spring 2005  

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Affect is to cognition and behavior as feeling is to thinking and acting or as values are to beliefs and practices. Subject considers these relations, both at the psychological level of organization and in terms of their ...

Chorover, Stephan L.

167

Meteorological Processes Affecting the Evolution of a Wintertime Cold Air Pool in the Columbia Basin  

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Meteorological mechanisms affecting the evolution of a persistent wintertime cold air pool that began on 2 January and ended on 7 January 1999 in the Columbia basin of eastern Washington were investigated using a mesoscale numerical model ...

Shiyuan Zhong; C. David Whiteman; Xindi Bian; William J. Shaw; John M. Hubbe

2001-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

168

State Air Emission Regulations That Affect Electric Power Producers (Update) (released in AEO2006)  

Reports and Publications (EIA)

Several States have recently enacted air emission regulations that will affect the electricity generation sector. The regulations govern emissions of NOx, SO2, CO2, and mercury from power plants.

Information Center

2006-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

169

How Sales Taxes Affect Customer and Firm Behavior: The Role of Search on the Internet  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

When a multichannel retailer opens its first retail store in a state, the firm is obligated to collect sales taxes on all Internet and catalog orders shipped to that state. This article assesses how opening a store affects ...

Anderson, Eric T.

170

Abstract of the 13th Toyota Conference on Affective Minds (1999). METALEARNING, NEUROMODULATION AND EMOTION  

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Abstract of the 13th Toyota Conference on Affective Minds (1999). METALEARNING, NEUROMODULATION this equation says is that when taking an action a, both the #12;Abstract of the 13th Toyota Conference

Doya, Kenji

171

Factors affecting pouring ready mix concrete production rate using tower cranes in Egypt  

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Poor productivity of construction industry is one of the causes of cost and time overruns in construction projects. The first stage to control this problem is to identify factors affecting productivity and analyse them in order to control their effect ...

Emad El-Maghraby; Jan Frick; Christopher Irgens

2011-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

172

A Bayesian Regression Approach to Seasonal Prediction of Tropical Cyclones Affecting the Fiji Region  

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This study presents seasonal prediction schemes for tropical cyclones (TCs) affecting the Fiji, Samoa, and Tonga (FST) region. Two separate Bayesian regression models are developed: (i) for cyclones forming within the FST region (FORM) and (ii) ...

Savin S. Chand; Kevin J. E. Walsh; Johnny C. L. Chan

2010-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

173

Microstructure Evolution in the Heat-affected Zone of Zr-Ti ...  

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The acicular ferrite grains formed on complex oxides in the heat-affected zone .... of Conventional and High Niobium API 5L X80 Line Pipe Steel Using EBSD.

174

Safety and availabili of steam generator tubes affected by secondary side corrosion  

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ELSEVIER Nuclear Engimering andDesign Safety and availabili of steam generator tubes affected the dominatingageingme&mism is. steam generator tubes made 61Iw0d 600.A variety of maiuttnanGe approacheswre developadand

Cizelj, Leon

175

Fine-tuned: Phonology and semantics affect first-to second-language zooming in  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We investigate how L1 phonology and semantics affect processing of interlingual homographs by manipulating language context before, and auditory input during, a visual experiment in the L2. Three experiments contained German--English homograph primes ...

Kerrie E. Elston-Güttler; Thomas C. Gunter

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

176

How Do Outer Spiral Rainbands Affect Tropical Cyclone Structure and Intensity?  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A long-standing issue on how outer spiral rainbands affect the structure and intensity of tropical cyclones is studied through a series of numerical experiments using the cloud-resolving tropical cyclone model TCM4. Because diabatic heating due ...

Yuqing Wang

2009-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

177

Meteorological Events Affecting Cold-Air Pools in a Small Basin  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Meteorological events affecting the evolution of temperature inversions or cold-air pools in the 1-km-diameter, high-altitude (~1300 m MSL) Grünloch basin in the eastern Alps are investigated using data from lines of temperature dataloggers ...

Manfred Dorninger; C. David Whiteman; Benedikt Bica; Stefan Eisenbach; Bernhard Pospichal; Reinhold Steinacker

2011-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

178

Changes in Instruments and Sites Affecting Historical Weather Records: A Case Study  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

All long historical climate records are based on measurements that experienced shifts in instrumentation, site characteristics, or locations. How such changes affect the quality of past data remains an uncertainty for the thousands of historical ...

Stanley A. Changnon; Kenneth E. Kunkel

2006-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

179

Location of odor sources and the affected population in Imperial County, California  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This report is divided into four sections. The first two sections contain general background information on Imperial County. The third section is a general discussion of odor sources in Imperial County, and the fourth maps the specific odor sources, the expected areas of perception, and the affected populations. this mapping is done for the Imperial Valley and each of the four Imperial County KGRA's (Known Geothermal Resource Areas) where odor from the development of the geothermal energy may affect population.

Hahn, J.L.

1981-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

180

EIA - AEO2010 - Factors affecting the relationship betwen crude oil and  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

Factors affecting the relationship betweeen crude oil and natural gas prices Factors affecting the relationship betweeen crude oil and natural gas prices Annual Energy Outlook 2010 with Projections to 2035 Factors affecting the relationship between crude oil and natural gas prices Background Over the 1995-2005 period, crude oil prices and U.S. natural gas prices tended to move together, which supported the conclusion that the markets for the two commodities were connected. Figure 26 illustrates the fairly stable ratio over that period between the price of low-sulfur light crude oil at Cushing, Oklahoma, and the price of natural gas at the Henry Hub on an energy-equivalent basis. Figure 26. Ratio of low-sulfur light crude oil prices to natural gas prices on an energy-equivalent basis, 1995-2035 Click to enlarge » Figure source and data excel logo

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How the Recovery Act is Affecting Small Business Innovation | Department of  

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the Recovery Act is Affecting Small Business Innovation the Recovery Act is Affecting Small Business Innovation How the Recovery Act is Affecting Small Business Innovation August 2, 2010 - 5:20pm Addthis Dr. Kristina Johnson We invest in our country's small businesses because small businesses invest back in our economy. With small businesses creating nearly two out of every three net new jobs, you probably have a friend, neighbor or family member who makes their livelihood by working for a small business. These employees enter an environment that supports innovation and ingenuity, as small businesses invest in research and new programs to spur economic growth and reduce our country's energy usage. Last week, I wrote about our Phase III awards, $30 million in funding available to be awarded to help qualified small businesses bring their

182

Update on State Air Emission Regulations That Affect Electric Power Producers (released in AEO2005)  

Reports and Publications (EIA)

Several States have recently enacted air emission regulations that will affect the electricity generation sector. The regulations are intended to improve air quality in the States and assist them in complying with the revised 1997 National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for ground-level ozone and fine particulates. The affected States include Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Texas, and Washington. The regulations govern emissions of NOx, SO2, CO2, and mercury from power plants.

Information Center

2005-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

183

Away-from-reactor storage of spent nuclear fuel: factors affecting demand  

SciTech Connect

This report analyzes factors that affect the magnitude and timing of demand for government AFRs, relative to the demand for other storage options, to assist policymakers in predicting this demand. Past predictions of AFT demand range widely and often appear to conflict. This report helps to explain the apparent conflicts among existing demand predictions by demonstrating their sensitivity to changes in key assumptions. Specifically, the report analyzes factors affecting the demand for government AFR storage facilities; illustrates why demand estimates may vary; and identifies actions that may be undertaken by groups, within and outside the government, to influence the level and timing of demands.

Dinneen, P.M.; Solomon, K.A.; Triplett, M.B.

1980-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Application of SVM-RFE on EEG signals for detecting the most relevant scalp regions linked to affective valence processing  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this work, event related potentials (ERPs) induced by visual stimuli categorized with different value of affective valence are studied. EEG signals are recorded during visualization of selected pictures belonging to International Affective Picture ... Keywords: Affective valence, Brain oscillations, EEG, Feature extraction, Morlet wavelet, SVM-RFE

A. R. Hidalgo-MuñOz; M. M. LóPez; I. M. Santos; A. T. Pereira; M. VáZquez-Marrufo; A. Galvao-Carmona; A. M. Tomé

2013-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

185

How Has a Ceiling Fan Affected the Way You Heat and Cool Your Home? |  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Has a Ceiling Fan Affected the Way You Heat and Cool Your Home? Has a Ceiling Fan Affected the Way You Heat and Cool Your Home? How Has a Ceiling Fan Affected the Way You Heat and Cool Your Home? September 23, 2010 - 7:30am Addthis On Monday, Chris told you about his new ceiling fan and how it's changed the way he cools his home. In warm weather, ceiling fans cool people (not rooms) by producing a wind-chill effect-which is why you should turn off fans when you leave the room. A ceiling fan allows you to raise the thermostat setting about 4°F with no reduction in comfort. Ceiling fans don't just cool in the summer; you can also reverse the direction in the winter to provide an updraft and force warm air down into the room. How has a ceiling fan affected the way you heat and cool your home? Each Thursday, you have the chance to share your thoughts on a question

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How Has a Ceiling Fan Affected the Way You Heat and Cool Your Home? |  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Has a Ceiling Fan Affected the Way You Heat and Cool Your Home? Has a Ceiling Fan Affected the Way You Heat and Cool Your Home? How Has a Ceiling Fan Affected the Way You Heat and Cool Your Home? September 23, 2010 - 7:30am Addthis On Monday, Chris told you about his new ceiling fan and how it's changed the way he cools his home. In warm weather, ceiling fans cool people (not rooms) by producing a wind-chill effect-which is why you should turn off fans when you leave the room. A ceiling fan allows you to raise the thermostat setting about 4°F with no reduction in comfort. Ceiling fans don't just cool in the summer; you can also reverse the direction in the winter to provide an updraft and force warm air down into the room. How has a ceiling fan affected the way you heat and cool your home? Each Thursday, you have the chance to share your thoughts on a question

187

Climate Change and Forest Sinks: Factors Affecting the Costs of Carbon Sequestration  

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this paper may be reproduced without permission of the authors. Discussion papers are research materials circulated by their authors for purposes of information and discussion. They have not undergone formal peer review or the editorial treatment accorded RFF books and other publications. CLIMATE CHANGE AND FOREST SINKS: FACTORS AFFECTING THE COSTS OF CARBON SEQUESTRATION

Richard G. Newell; Richard G. Newell; Robert N. Stavins; Robert N. Stavins

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

188

Emotion from Speakers to Listeners: Perception and Prosodic Characterization of Affective Speech  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This article describes a project which aimes at reviewing perceptive works on emotion and prosodic description of affective speech. A study with a spontaneous French corpus, for which a corresponding acted version has been built, shows that native listeners ... Keywords: Emotions, perception, prosody

Catherine Mathon; Sophie Abreu

2007-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Photovoltaic commercialization: an analysis of legal issues affecting a government-accelerated solar industry  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The Photovoltaics Research, Development, and Demonstration Act of 1978 is discussed. Legal issues, including solar access, the need for performance standards, the effects of building codes on photovoltaic system use and commercialization, and manufacturer and installer performance guarantees, are examined. Electric utility policies are examined, including interconnection, and rates and legal issues affecting them. (LEW)

Lamm, D.

1980-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

190

Mining the Structural Genomics Pipeline: Identification of Protein Properties that Affect  

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Mining the Structural Genomics Pipeline: Identification of Protein Properties that Affect High process through specialized "pipeline schematics". We find that the properties of a protein that are most the structural genomics pipeline,6 ­ 9 from target cloning, expression, purification, to structural determination

Gerstein, Mark

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Affect recognition based on physiological changes during the watching of music videos  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Assessing emotional states of users evoked during their multimedia consumption has received a great deal of attention with recent advances in multimedia content distribution technologies and increasing interest in personalized content delivery. Physiological ... Keywords: EEG, Emotion classification, affective computing, pattern classification, physiological signals, signal processing

Ashkan Yazdani; Jong-Seok Lee; Jean-Marc Vesin; Touradj Ebrahimi

2012-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Ligand chemistry of titania precursor affects transient photovoltaic behavior in inverted organic solar cells  

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transient photovoltaic behavior in inverted organic solar cells Jong Bok Kim,1,a) Seokhoon Ahn,2,b) Seok JuLigand chemistry of titania precursor affects transient photovoltaic behavior in inverted organic solar cells Jong Bok Kim, Seokhoon Ahn, Seok Ju Kang, Colin Nuckolls, and Yueh-Lin Loo Citation: Appl

193

Assimilation of AIRS Radiances Affected by Mid- to Low-Level Clouds  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

An approach to make use of Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) cloud-affected infrared radiances has been developed at Météo-France in the context of the global numerical weather prediction model. The method is based on (i) the detection and the ...

Thomas Pangaud; Nadia Fourrie; Vincent Guidard; Mohamed Dahoui; Florence Rabier

2009-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

194

Using Data Mining Techniques to Address Critical Information Exchange Needs in Disaster Affected  

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disaster information in the context of disaster management phases: Preparation, Response, RecoveryUsing Data Mining Techniques to Address Critical Information Exchange Needs in Disaster Affected Management and Disaster Recovery have gained immense importance in the wake of recent man and nature

Chen, Shu-Ching

195

Timed automata-based rehabilitation training game design for the affected lower extremity of hemiparetic patient  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper presents a timed automata based rehabilitation training game design to effectively strengthen the affected leg of the hemiparetic patient. The proposed system is implemented by applying a simple motion capture technique to a rhythm game. Especially, ... Keywords: hemiparetic patient, isometric training, motion capture, rehabilitation training game, timed automata

Gi Sook Jung; Sang Yun Kim; Soon Ki Jung; Seung Deuk Byun; Yang Soo Lee

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

196

A support vector regression based prediction model of affective responses for product form design  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this paper, a state-of-the-art machine learning approach known as support vector regression (SVR) is introduced to develop a model that predicts consumers' affective responses (CARs) for product form design. First, pairwise adjectives were used to ... Keywords: Genetic algorithm, Kansei engineering, Neural network, Product form design, Support vector regression

Chih-Chieh Yang; Meng-Dar Shieh

2010-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

197

Affective commitment in the public sector: the case of IT employees  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

To improve our understanding of individual motivations to remain employed in governmental agencies this study focuses on a specific segment of a state government agency workforce. Information technology (IT) employees possess skills that transfer easily ... Keywords: IT professionals, affective organizational commitment, job characteristics, job satisfaction, public sector

Margaret F. Reid; Myria W. Allen; Cynthia K. Riemenschneider; Deborah J. Armstrong

2006-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

198

Aging discrepancies of white spruce affect the interpretation of static age structure in boreal  

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NOTE Aging discrepancies of white spruce affect the interpretation of static age structure. Our objectives were to determine whether ground-level ring counts underestimate root collar age of understory P. glauca and whether aging errors increase with stand age. Trees were collected from one to nine

Macdonald, Ellen

199

CSEM WP 138 Inefficiencies and Market Power in Financial Arbitrage: A Study of California’s Electricity Markets  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

www.ucei.org the three years following the restructuring of the California electricity industry, In to 2000, power trading occurred in both a day-ahead market and a real-time 1998 Despite the fact that the power traded in these two major markets was for market. at the same times and locations, prices differed significantly in many months. delivery consider several explanations for persistent price differences between the markets. We conclude that uncertainty about regulatory penalties for trading in the real-time We caused most firms to eschew arbitrage between the two markets. The few market that did carry out this (risky) arbitrage did not find it profit-maximizing to

Severin Borenstein; James Bushnell; Christopher R. Knittel; Catherine Wolfram

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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SCC Initiation in Alloy 600 Heat Affected Zones Exposed to High Temperature Water  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Studies have shown that grain boundary chromium carbides improve the stress corrosion cracking (SCC) resistance of nickel based alloys exposed to high temperature, high purity water. However, thermal cycles from welding can significantly alter the microstructure of the base material near the fusion line. In particular, the heat of welding can solutionize grain boundary carbides and produce locally high residual stresses and strains, reducing the SCC resistance of the Alloy 600 type material in the heat affected zone (HAZ). Testing has shown that the SCC growth rate in Alloy 600 heat affected zone samples can be {approx}30x faster than observed in the Alloy 600 base material under identical testing conditions due to fewer intergranular chromium rich carbides and increased plastic strain in the HAZ [1, 2]. Stress corrosion crack initiation tests were conducted on Alloy 600 HAZ samples at 360 C in hydrogenated, deaerated water to determine if these microstructural differences significantly affect the SCC initiation resistance of Alloy 600 heat affected zones compared to the Alloy 600 base material. Alloy 600 to EN82H to Alloy 600 heat-affected-zone (HAZ) specimens where fabricated from an Alloy 600 to Alloy 600 narrow groove weld with EN82H filler metal. The approximate middle third of the specimen gauge region was EN82H such that each specimen had two HAZ regions. Tests were conducted with in-situ monitored smooth tensile specimens under a constant load, and a direct current electric potential drop was used for in-situ detection of SCC. Test results suggest that the SCC initiation resistance of Alloy 600 and its weld metal follows the following order: EN82H > Alloy 600 HAZ > Alloy 600. The high SCC initiation resistance observed to date in Alloy 600 heat affected zones compared to wrought Alloy 600 is unexpected based on the microstructure of HAZ versus wrought material and based on prior SCC growth rate studies. The observed behavior for the HAZ specimens is likely not related to differences in the environment, differences in surface stress/strain between the various specimen regions (weld, HAZ, wrought), differences in surface residual stress, or differences in the microstructure of the various specimen regions (weld, HAZ, wrought). The behavior may be related to differences in the creep behavior of the various weld regions or differences in the surface area of the various materials (weld, HAZ, wrought) exposed to high temperature water.

E Richey; DS Morton; RA Etien; GA Young; RB Bucinell

2006-11-03T23:59:59.000Z

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EO 13211: Regulations That Significantly Affect Energy Supply, Distribution, or Use  

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5 5 Federal Register / Vol. 66, No. 99 / Tuesday, May 22, 2001 / Presidential Documents Executive Order 13211 of May 18, 2001 Actions Concerning Regulations That Significantly Affect En- ergy Supply, Distribution, or Use By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, and in order to appropriately weigh and consider the effects of the Federal Government's regulations on the supply, distribution, and use of energy, it is hereby ordered as follows: Section 1. Policy. The Federal Government can significantly affect the supply, distribution, and use of energy. Yet there is often too little information regarding the effects that governmental regulatory action can have on energy. In order to provide more useful energy-related information and hence im-

202

Factors affecting the indoor concentrations of carbonaceous aerosols of outdoor origin  

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Factors affecting the indoor concentrations of carbonaceous aerosols of Factors affecting the indoor concentrations of carbonaceous aerosols of outdoor origin Melissa M. Lunden 1 ∗ , Thomas W. Kirchstetter 1 , Tracy L. Thatcher 2 , Susanne V. Hering 3 , and Nancy J. Brown 1 1 Environmental Energy Technologies Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, 1 Cyclotron Rd., Berkeley, CA 94720, USA 2 Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, CA 93407, USA 2 Aerosol Dynamics Inc., 2329 4th Street, Berkeley, CA 94710, USA Abstract A field study was conducted in an unoccupied single story residence in Clovis, California to provide data to address issues important to assess the indoor exposure to particles of outdoor origin. Measurements of black and organic carbonaceous aerosols were performed using a

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Does Tracking Affect the Importance of Family Background on Student’s Test Scores?  

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This study investigates whether tracking students according to ability affects the importance of family background on student’s educational test scores. Using data from the PISA 2003, PISA 2000 and the PIRLS 2001 studies this paper uses the cross-country variation in tracking policies to identify the effect of tracking. The results indicate that family background is more important in countries, which track students early in a simple cross section. Using a difference-in-differences methodology to control for unobserved country level variables I find, however, that the importance of family background does not increase after actual tracking has taken place. This result is very different to the findings of two concurrent papers using a similar approach. Both of these papers …nd that tracking affects educational equity. Using a number of robustness checks, however, I find that the results presented in this research are robust to using different tracking measures, datasets and speci…cations.

Fabian Waldinger

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimized structure and vibrational properties by error affected potential energy surfaces  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The precise theoretical determination of the geometrical parameters of molecules at the minima of their potential energy surface and of the corresponding vibrational properties are of fundamental importance for the interpretation of vibrational spectroscopy experiments. Quantum Monte Carlo techniques are correlated electronic structure methods promising for large molecules, which are intrinsically affected by stochastic errors on both energy and force calculations, making the mentioned calculations more challenging with respect to other more traditional quantum chemistry tools. To circumvent this drawback in the present work we formulate the general problem of evaluating the molecular equilibrium structures, the harmonic frequencies and the anharmonic coefficients of an error affected potential energy surface. The proposed approach, based on a multidimensional fitting procedure, is illustrated together with a critical evaluation of systematic and statistical errors. We observe that the use of forces instead o...

Zen, Andrea; Guidoni, Leonardo

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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How Increased Crude Oil Demand by China and India Affects the International Market  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

-WTI Spot Cushing US$/BBL Brent Crude Oil-Brent Dated FOB US$/BBL Dubai Crude Oil-Arab Gulf Dubai FOB US$/BBL Tapis Crude Oil-Malaysia Tapis FOB US$/BBL Urals Crude Oil-Urals FOB US$/BBL Bonny Crude Oil-Africa FOB1 How Increased Crude Oil Demand by China and India Affects the International Market

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Emergent meaning in affective space: Congruent conceptual relations and spatial relations produce positive evaluations  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Emergent Meaning in Affective Space: Conceptual and Spatial Congruence Produces Positive Evaluations Simone Schnall (schnall@virginia.edu) University of Virginia, Department of Psychology, 102 Gilmer Hall Charlottesville, VA 22904 USA... Gerald L. Clore (gclore@virginia.edu) University of Virginia, Department of Psychology, 102 Gilmer Hall Charlottesville, VA 22904 USA Abstract Based on the theory of conceptual metaphor we investigated the evaluative consequences of a match...

Schnall, Simone; Clore, Gerald L.

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Mood, food, traits, and restraint: an experimental investigation of negative affect, borderline personality, and disordered eating  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Eating disorders and borderline personality disorder involve several overlapping features, such as impulsivity, negative affectivity, and dissociation. However, few studies have specifically assessed how eating pathology and borderline personality may be related. The present study sought to evaluate this relationship by focusing on one particular area of overlap, negative affectivity. A pilot study assessed the psychometric properties of a dietary restraint measure among undergraduate women (N = 149). In the main study, undergraduate women (N = 307) completed a baseline mood assessment, then viewed a 39-minute sad film either with or without concurrent food presentation. Participants then completed a second mood assessment, and those who received food completed a third mood assessment following a 10-minute post-reflection delay. Results suggest that women reporting more borderline features exhibited greater negative affect across three different time points (baseline, post-movie/food, and post-reflection period), and were more reactive to the sad film. Food presentation appeared to have a small tempering effect on sadness, such that individuals who received food reported relatively less sadness after viewing the film when compared to those who did not receive food. However, actual quantity of food consumption was associated with improvements in mood only for women reporting higher levels of borderline features. Finally, highscorers on dietary restraint measures consumed greater quantities of food than their lowscoring counterparts. In sum, these data suggest that women with borderline personality features may be at elevated risk for developing problems with binge-eating, as consuming larger quantities of food appeared to have a tempering effect on their negative mood and specific feelings of sadness. Further, results are consistent with earlier findings in that reported efforts to restrain dietary intake were associated with greater food consumption in response to negative affect, and this relationship may need to be addressed in treating individuals with problematic eating behaviors.

Ambwani, Suman

2008-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Engineering manpower supply and demand in the petroleum industry as affected by engineering salary trends  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

To understand the changes that occur periodically in engineering manpower supply/demand trends in the petroleum industry, it is desirable to have an awareness of some of the major activity factors affecting such trends, of starting Petroleum Engineering salaries relating to that background, of the on-going engineering salary status which developed from these activities and of the large effect that high starting and on-going salaries do have in attracting and retaining engineers within the petroleum industry.

Brown, D.C.

1984-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A multi-project model of key factors affecting organizational benefits from enterprise systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper develops a long-term, multi-project model of factors affecting organizational benefits from enterprise systems (ES), then reports a preliminary test of the model. In the shorter-term half of the model, it is hypothesized that once a system ... Keywords: IS implementation, IS project management, change management, enterprise system success, functional fit, improved access to information, integration, overcoming organizational inertia, packaged software, process optimization

Peter B. Seddon; Cheryl Calvert; Song Yang

2010-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Assessment of factors affecting industrial electricity demand. Final report (revision version)  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In Chapter 2, we identify those factors affecting the industrial product mix - taste, relative output prices, and relative input prices - and isolate several determinants which have not been adequately accounted for to date in industrial electricity demand forecasts. We discuss how the lower energy prices of foreign producers affect domestic producers and how the growth in the number of substitutes for intermediate products such as steel and aluminum with plastics and composites affects the composition of production and, hence, the demand for electricity. We also investigate how the changing age structure of the population brought on by the baby boom could change the mix of outputs produced by the industrial sector. In Chapter 3, we review the history of the 1970s with regard to changes in output mix and the manufacturing demand for electricity, and with regard to changes in the use of electricity vis-a-vis the other inputs in the production process. In Chapter 4, we generate forecasts using two models which control for efficiency changes, but in different ways. In this chapter we present the sensitivity of these projections using three sets of assumptions about product mix. The last chapter summarizes our results and draw from those results implications regarding public policy and industrial electricity demand. Two appendices present ISTUM2 results from selected electricity intensive industries, describes the ISTUM and ORIM models.

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1983-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Factors affecting the adoption of home-heating energy-conservation measures: a behavioral approach  

SciTech Connect

The basic aim of this research is to better understand homeowners' adoption of home-heating energy-conservation measures by analyzing a number of factors that are thought to be underlying determinants of adoption behavior. The basic approach is behavioral drawing on the knowledge built up in behavioral geography through studies on natural hazards and innovation diffusion, and borrowing from psychological theories of attitude formation and decision making. In particular, six factors (information, environmental personality, socio-economic and demographic factors, dwelling unit characteristics, psychological variables, and past experience) are shown to directly and indirectly affect adoption behavior. By this means, differences between adopters and nonadopters in the underlying cognitive structures and in the situational factors that affect their decisions are identified. The study focuses on the adoption of three measures: reducing winter night-time thermostat settings, changing or cleaning furnace filters, and installing an automatic setback thermostat. Personal interviews with a random sample of 159 homeowners in Decatur, Illinois serve as the main data base. Results indicate that adoption behavior is determined more by past experience, than by intention. Beliefs, attitudes, and social influences affect behavior indirectly through intention. These psychological variables also act as mediators between information, knowledge, environmental personality, situational variables and behavior. In particular, respondent's age, previous home ownership, and length of residence act indirectly on adoption behavior. Each of these reflects the amount of past experience the respondent is likely to have.

Macey, S.M.

1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Transformational leadership and group affective well-being and job satisfaction: a group-level test of two potential moderators.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??This study examines the relationship between supervisors’ transformational leadership behaviors and their work groups’ subsequent affective well-being and job satisfaction under specific moderating conditions (collective… (more)

Bruning, Patrick

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Land Use Affects on Modern Bankfull Hydraulic Geometry in Southwest Ohio and its Implications for Stream Restoration.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??Channel morphology is affected by land use change nationwide. In Southwest Ohio, streams are influenced by agricultural and urban landscapes. The purpose of this study… (more)

Ellison, Elizabeth J.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

214

Factors that affect the share price index of Taiwan's solar energy industry¡Ðthe crude oil prices and industry scale.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??This paper discusses the factors that affect the share price index of Taiwan solar power industry, crude oil prices and the size of the solar… (more)

Deng, Yu-chi

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Radiation exposure of human populations in villages in Russia and Belarus affected by fallout from the Chernobyl reactor.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??A quarter of a century has elapsed since the catastrophe at the nuclear power plant in Chernobyl. The radioactive fallout affected all the European countries… (more)

Bernhardsson, Christian

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Regulatory Influences That Will Likely Affect Success of Plug-in Hybrid and Battery Electric Vehicles  

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Influences That Will Likely Influences That Will Likely Affect Success of Plug-in Hybrid and Battery Electric Vehicles By Dan Santini Argonne National Laboratory dsantini@anl.gov Clean Cities Coordinators' Webinar Sept. 16, 2010 Vehicle fuel use regulation/policy measures differ. Which should measure plug-in success?  Corporate average fuel economy (CAFE) ratings do not represent real world fuel use. However, the range ratings of EVs and PHEVs are based on CAFE tests.  "Window sticker" information on vehicle fuel use predicts more gasoline and electricity use than CAFE ratings. - The GREET model (basis of GHG saving estimates) is based on real world fuel use

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Energy Consumption and Demand as Affected by Heat Pumps that Cool, Heat and Heat Domestic Water  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Products or systems that heat, cool and heat domestic water, which are also referred to as integrated systems, have been available for several years. The concept is simple and appeals to consumers. This paper presents methods for evaluating the potential savings by using an integrated system that heats water by desuperheating discharge gas in the refrigeration cycle. The methods may be applied for any specific location, and their accuracy will depend on the accuracy of building loads and water usage estimates. Power demand can also be affected by electric water heaters. The methods presented demonstrate how integrated systems can be of value in reducing daily summertime peaks.

Cawley, R.

1992-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

218

Trace metal speciation in saline waters affected by geothermal brines. [GEOCHEM  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

A description is given of the chemical equilibrium computer program GEOCHEM, which has been developed to calculate trace element speciation in soil, irrigation, drainage, or Salton Sea waters affected by geothermal brine. GEOCHEM is applied to irrigation water-brine mixtures and to Salton Sea water-brine mixtures in order to compute the chemical speciation of the elements Cd, Cu, Hg, Ni, Pb, and Zn, along with the oxyanions of As and B. The results suggest that the computer simulation can have an important effect on a program for managing brine spills. Appendices include published papers on related research.

Sposito, G.; Page, A.L.

1977-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Legal and regulatory issues affecting the aquifer thermal energy storage concept  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

A number of legal and regulatory issus that potentially can affect implementation of the Aquifer Thermal Energy Storage (ATES) concept are examined. This concept involves the storage of thermal energy in an underground aquifer until a later date when it can be effectively utilized. Either heat energy or chill can be stored. Potential end uses of the energy include district space heating and cooling, industrial process applications, and use in agriculture or aquaculture. Issues are examined in four categories: regulatory requirements, property rights, potential liability, and issues related to heat or chill delivery.

Hendrickson, P.L.

1980-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

220

New England Wind Forum: Issues Affecting Public Acceptance of Wind Energy  

Wind Powering America (EERE)

Issues Affecting Public Acceptance of Wind Energy Issues Affecting Public Acceptance of Wind Energy Wind farm proponents seek to identify locations with the greatest wind resource and the smallest population. This approach mitigates human interaction and impact whenever possible. Uninhabited areas are scarce in New England, however. Due to the region's population density, many of the region's windy locations - which include coastal areas and high elevations - are in view of nearby communities or valued for their natural beauty or recreational value. As a result, the importance of public acceptance is magnified in determining the viability of wind power installations. Further complicating public acceptance of wind power installations is the local nature of wind project impacts compared to wind power's substantial benefits. All forms of energy have impacts on their surroundings, and our society requires power plants to satisfy its demand for electricity. On a regional and broader scale, wind power's benefits are considerable, and surveys show that the majority of the population supports wind power when compared to the alternatives. In light of these benefits and the broad public support, some communities focus on the question of "compared to what?" and then embrace wind power proposals.

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Crack growth rates of irradiated austenitic stainless steel weld heat affected zone in BWR environments.  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Austenitic stainless steels (SSs) are used extensively as structural alloys in the internal components of reactor pressure vessels because of their superior fracture toughness. However, exposure to high levels of neutron irradiation for extended periods can exacerbate the corrosion fatigue and stress corrosion cracking (SCC) behavior of these steels by affecting the material microchemistry, material microstructure, and water chemistry. Experimental data are presented on crack growth rates of the heat affected zone (HAZ) in Types 304L and 304 SS weld specimens before and after they were irradiated to a fluence of 5.0 x 10{sup 20} n/cm{sup 2} (E > 1 MeV) ({approx} 0.75 dpa) at {approx}288 C. Crack growth tests were conducted under cycling loading and long hold time trapezoidal loading in simulated boiling water reactor environments on Type 304L SS HAZ of the H5 weld from the Grand Gulf reactor core shroud and on Type 304 SS HAZ of a laboratory-prepared weld. The effects of material composition, irradiation, and water chemistry on growth rates are discussed.

Chopra, O. K.; Alexandreanu, B.; Gruber, E. E.; Daum, R. S.; Shack, W. J.; Energy Technology

2006-01-31T23:59:59.000Z

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How El Nino affects energy consumption: a study at national and regional levels  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

El Niño is typically viewed as an episode of destructive weather anomalies that can last from a few months to several years. The majority of research looks at the negative impacts of this event. However, not all impacts of El Niño are necessarily bad. This study outlines areas of the United States that are most highly impacted by anomalous temperature and rainfall during El Niño years and determines whether these anomalies affect energy consumption. These effects will be examined on both a national and regional scale. Areas of the northwestern and southeastern United States exhibit anomalous temperatures during El Niño years. The southern US and Great Plains area receives positive anomalous precipitation during El Niño years while an area of the east central US experiences negative anomalous precipitation. Natural gas consumption in the northwestern US is reduced by the El Niño/Southern Oscillation (ENSO). During an ENSO event consumers actually save money because less is spent on natural gas for home heating purposes. Hydroelectricity may also be affected by ENSO in the southeastern US but the results at this time are inconclusive. At the national level, ENSO influences the consumption of nuclear electricity.

Collins, Kathleen Jo

2007-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Factors affecting the permanence of livestock projects undertaken by Heifer International-Mexico  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Heifer International-Mexico (HI-M), a hunger-relieving non-profit organization, collaborates with the Direccin? General de Educacin? Tecnolg?ica Agropecuaria-Durango (DGETA) to establish livestock projects involving resource-poor families in the state of Durango, Mexico. This study identified and analyzed the factors affecting the permanence of hog and dairy cow projects in four communities in the state of Durango, Mexico. The researcher interviewed seven project managers and 35 beneficiaries to identify the factors affecting the permanence of livestock projects. From their responses, the researcher developed a list of 22 factors that promoted the permanence of the livestock projects. Key points included personal interaction between beneficiaries in the group(s) and project manager(s), knowledge and skills obtained from workshops, and household economics. The researcher developed a separate list of 20 factors that inhibited the permanence of the livestock projects. Key points included difficulties in livestock production and poor personal interaction and communication between beneficiaries and project managers. Two diagrams illustrate the commonalities and differences advocated by the two groups for both lists. Beneficiaries and project managers shared eight of the 14 factors advocated to promote the permanence of livestock projects. Beneficiaries had four factors unique to their group and the project managers had two factors unique to their group. Beneficiaries and project managers shared seven of the 13 factors advocated to inhibit the permanence of livestock projects. Four factors were unique to beneficiaries while two factors were unique to project managers. The researcher used a force field analysis based concept labeled the "line of permanence," to illustrate the factors affecting the permanence of HI-M's livestock projects in the communities. Community A was the only location where the interviewees identified more factors inhibiting the permanence of a livestock project. Community A was also the only community that no longer had animals HI-M donated to the community. In contrast to Community A, project managers and beneficiaries in Communities A, B, and C each identified more factors that promoted the permanence of the livestock projects. The author made recommendations based on the findings of the study for HI-M and DGETA to improve the manner by which they undertake livestock projects.

Arispe, Sergio Adrian

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Factors Affecting the Fragmentation of Peptide Ions: Metal Cationization and Fragmentation Timescale  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The factors affecting peptide fragmentation have been extensively studied in the literature in order to better predict the fragment ion spectra of peptides and proteins. While there are countless influences to consider, metal cation binding in the gas-phase is particularly interesting. Herein, a comparison of fragmentation patterns of a model peptide series with various charge carriers (H+, Li+, Na+, K+, and Cu+) will assist in determining the location of the preferred binding site of the metal cation and in assessing differences in the fragmentation pattern as a result of this binding site. An interesting observation from these studies reveals abundant x-type fragment ions occurring from the fragmentation of alkali-metal cationized peptides. As these fragment ions have been observed in previous studies by others but not addressed, the factors affecting the formation of these x-type fragment ions are explored. Additionally, a home-built 193-nm photodissociation tandem time-of-flight mass spectrometer is utilized to study how peptide fragmentation kinetics affect the fragmentation pattern observed. Initially, the fragmentation timescales of various peptides are investigated. Results indicate that longer fragmentation timescales (~10 microseconds) result in an increased number of identified peaks with internal and ammonia loss fragment ions being the most common in comparison to 'prompt' fragmentation timescales (~1 microsecond). Furthermore, b-type fragment ion formation is also favored at longer timescales for the arginine containing peptides investigated. The fragmentation pattern of several proline containing peptides is examined by collision-induced dissociation and 193-nm photodissociation. Unique fragment ions are observed with each occurring at a proline residue. Few differences are detected between CID and 193-nm photodissociation spectra, indicating that the proline residues direct fragmentation rather than the dissociation method. In an effort to improve the performance of the photodissociation tandem TOF instrument, the addition of a second source and a dual-stage reflectron are incorporated. The modifications result in improved mass range, signal-to-noise, and increased fragment ion collection efficiencies. High quality mass spectra are acquired across a range of mass-to-charge ratios from ~600 to 1900. Furthermore, the modifications continue to allow investigation of various fragmentation timescales with the addition of an additional timeframe of ~3 microseconds.

Kmiec, Kevin

2012-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

225

Buildings Energy Data Book: 4.4 Legislation Affecting Energy Consumption of Federal Buildings and Facilities  

Buildings Energy Data Book (EERE)

3 3 Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007, Provisions Affecting Energy Consumption in Federal Buildings Source(s): Standard Relating to Solar Hot Water - Requires new Federal buildings, or Federal buildings undergoing major renovations, to meet at least 30 percent of hot water demand through the use of solar hot water heaters, if cost-effective. [Section 523] Federally-Procured Appliances with Standby Power - Requires all Federal agencies to procure appliances with standby power consumption of less than 1 watt, if available and cost-effective. [Section 524] Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007, enacted December 19, 2007 Energy Reduction Goals for Federal Buildings - Amended reduction goals set by the National Energy Conservation Policy Act, and

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Buildings Energy Data Book: 4.4 Legislation Affecting Energy Consumption of Federal Buildings and Facilities  

Buildings Energy Data Book (EERE)

1 1 Energy Policy Act of 2005, Provisions Affecting Energy Consumption in Federal Buildings Source(s): Energy Management Requirements - Amended reduction goals set by the National Energy Conservation Policy Act, and requires increasing percentage reductions in energy consumption through FY 2015, with a final energy consumption reduction goal of 20 percent savings in FY 2015, as compared to the baseline energy consumption of Federal buildings in FY 2003. (These goals were superseded by Section 431 of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007.) [Section 102] Energy Use Measurement and Accountability - Requires that all Federal buildings be metered to measure electricity use by 2012. [Section 103] Procurement of Energy Efficient Products - Requires all Federal agencies to procure ENERGY STAR qualified products, for product

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Factors Affecting the Fuel Consumption of Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Primary Factors that Impact the Fuel Consumption of Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles RICHARD ‘BARNEY’ CARLSON, MATTHEW G. SHIRK Idaho National Laboratory 2525 N. Fremont Ave., Idaho Falls, ID 83415, USA richard.carlson@inl.gov Abstract Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEV) have proven to significantly reduce petroleum consumption as compared to conventional internal combustion engine vehicles (ICE) by utilizing electrical energy for propulsion. Through extensive testing of PHEV’s, analysis has shown that the fuel consumption of PHEV’s is more significantly affected than conventional vehicles by either the driver’s input or by the environmental inputs around the vehicle. Six primary factors have been identified that significantly affect the fuel consumption of PHEV’s. In this paper, these primary factors are analyzed from on-road driving and charging data from over 200 PHEV’s throughout North America that include Hymotion Prius conversions and Hybrids Plus Escape conversions. The Idaho National Laboratory (INL) tests plug-in hybrid electric (PHEV) vehicles as part of its conduct of DOE’s Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity (AVTA). In collaboration with its 75 testing partners located in 23 states and Canada, INL has collected data on 191 PHEVs, comprised of 12 different PHEV models (by battery manufacturer). With more than 1 million PHEV test miles accumulated to date, the PHEVs are fleet, track, and dynamometer tested. Six Primary Factors The six primary factors that significantly impact PHEV fuel consumption are listed below. Some of the factors are unique to plug-in vehicles while others are common for all types of vehicles. 1. Usable Electrical Energy is dictated by battery capacity, rate of depletion as well as when the vehicle was last plugged-in. With less electrical energy available the powertrain must use more petroleum to generate the required power output. 2. Driver Aggressiveness impacts the fuel consumption of nearly all vehicles but this impact is greater for high efficiency powertrains. 3. Accessory Utilization like air conditioner systems or defroster systems can use a significant amount of additional energy that is not contributing to the propulsion of the vehicle. 4. Route Type such as city, highway or mountainous driving can affect the fuel consumption since it can involve stop and go driving or ascending a step grade. 5. Cold Start / Key On includes control strategies to improve cold start emissions as well as control routines to quickly supply cabin heat. These control strategies are necessary for consumer acceptance even though fuel consumption is negatively impacted. 6. Ambient Temperature can reduce the efficiency of many powertrain components by significantly increasing fluid viscosity. For vehicles that utilize battery energy storage systems, the temperature of the battery system can greatly affect the power output capability therefore reducing its system effectiveness. The analysis of the six primary factors that impact fuel economy of PHEV’s helped to identify areas of potential further development as well as may assist in informing drivers of these effects in an effort to modify driving behavior to reduce petroleum consumption.

Richard "Barney" Carlson; Matthew G. Shirk; Benjamin M. Geller

2001-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Proper orthogonal decomposition of eigen modes in a gas affected by a mass force  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The relations connecting perturbations in acoustic and entropy modes in a gas affected by a constant mass force, are derived. The background temperature of a gas may vary in the direction of an external mass force. The relations are independent on time. They make possible to decompose the total vector of perturbations into acoustic and non-acoustic parts uniquely at any instant. %The conclusions of distribution of the energy between sound and entropy modes may be also made at any instant. In order to do this, three quantities are required, according to the number of modes. In one dimension, the reference quantities may be total perturbations in entropy, pressure and velocity. The total energy of flow is determined. The examples of dismemberment of the total field into acoustic and entropy parts relate to the unperturbed temperature of a gas which linearly depends on the spacial co-ordinate.

Anna Perelomova; Sergey Leble

2013-04-04T23:59:59.000Z

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Analysis of site parameters affecting natural attenuation in saturated soil. Master's thesis  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This study investigated the natural attenuation mechanisms and some of the parameters affecting those mechanisms in the saturated zone. A literature search revealed numerous studies of various attenuation and the associated parameters. Much of the literature emphasized biodegradation as the most promising attenuation mechanism. BIOPLUME II(TM), a fate and transport model, was used to simulate the fate and transport of contaminant plume. The effects of the model parameters were investigated by observing the distance a contaminant plume was expected to migrate over a fifty year period. The investigation was limited by the model which excludes chemical reactions and some physical and physiochemical reactions. The model simulations indicated that parameters which exhibited significant influence on natural attenuation include hydraulic conductivity, reaeration, and coefficient of anaerobic biodegradation.

Potts, W.H.

1993-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Factors Affecting the Feasibility of a Warsaw Pact Invasion of Western Europe  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The end of the Cold War and the opening of selected archives in both Eastern and Western Europe provides scholars the opportunity to study this period with greater accuracy and detail than was previously possible. This study seeks to determine the feasibility of a Warsaw Pact invasion of Western Europe in 1987 through the examination of the factors that would have affected such an operation. After each of these factors have been analyzed then conclusions will be drawn about the probable course and termination of such a conflict in Central Europe. The argument will be made that NATO would have been able to hold onto most of West Germany in the event of such an attack.

Williamson, Corbin

2008-05-16T23:59:59.000Z

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An experimental survey of the factors that affect leaching from low-level radioactive waste forms  

SciTech Connect

This report represents the results of an experimental survey of the factors that affect leaching from several types of solidified low-level radioactive waste forms. The goal of these investigations was to determine those factors that accelerate leaching without changing its mechanism(s). Typically, although not in every case,the accelerating factors include: increased temperature, increased waste loading (i.e., increased waste to binder ratio), and decreased size (i.e., decreased waste form volume to surface area ratio). Additional factors that were studied were: increased leachant volume to waste form surface area ratio, pH, leachant composition (groundwaters, natural and synthetic chelating agents), leachant flow rate or replacement frequency and waste form porosity and surface condition. Other potential factors, including the radiation environment and pressure, were omitted based on a survey of the literature. 82 refs., 236 figs., 13 tabs.

Dougherty, D.R.; Pietrzak, R.F.; Fuhrmann, M.; Colombo, P.

1988-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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How geometric details can affect the strength of adhesive lap joints  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The durability of adhesively bonded joints--when utilized as blade attachments--has a significant impact on the performance of wind turbines. Accordingly, there is interest in determining how geometric details affect the strength of these joints. Finite element analyses were performed to aid in the selection of three composite-to-metal joint geometries for compressive axial testing. Both monotonic and low-cycle fatigue tests were conducted. Analysis and testing of these joints provide insight into the effects of adding extra adhesive to the end of the bond or tapering the metal adherend. The issue of whether the relative performance of different joints in monotonic tests can be used to predict the relative fatigue strength of these joints is also addressed.

Metzinger, K.E.; Guess, T.R.

1996-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluation of factors affecting the analysis of metals using laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy  

SciTech Connect

Some of the main factors affecting the analysis of solid steel using laser-induced break-down spectroscopy (LIBS) have been investigated and are reported here. Pulses from an electro-optically Q-switched Nd:YAG laser were focused on steel samples to generate a high temperature plasma. The spectrally resolved plasma light was time resolved and detected using a photodiode array. The effects that changes in the lens-to-sample distance, laser pulse energy, and position of the imaging lens had on the LIBS analysis are described. These effects were minimized by ratioing the absolute element signals to adjacent Fe-lines. Calibration curves for Mn, Si, and Cr are presented and the accuracy and precision of LIBS analysis listed for several elements. 12 refs.

Cremers, D.A.; Romero, D.J.

1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Questions and Answers - How does the radioactivity of an atom affect the  

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How is radioactivity measured? How is radioactivity measured? Previous Question (How is radioactivity measured?) Questions and Answers Main Index Next Question (Why do we use radioactivity to destroy cancers?) Why do we use radioactivityto destroy cancers? How does the radioactivity of an atom affect the body? You've asked a very broad question, so we'll have to split it up into smaller chunks in order to give you a reasonable answer. This is a topic that is very much misunderstood by most people and it's hard to give a short answer. You may know that all of us have radioactive material in our bodies naturally. There has always been radioactive material on earth (in fact, a million years ago, there was more present than there is today), and people have therefore always been exposed to it. There has also always been cosmic

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Time Evolution of Activity Concentration of Natural Emitters in a Scenario Affected By Previous Phosphogypsum Contamination  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The estuary formed by the confluence of Tinto and Odiel river-mouths is located in the South of Spain, close to Huelva town. This estuary has been deeply studied through the years because it has a double particularity. On one hand, since the beginning of the 1960s, the estuary has been affected by direct and indirect phosphogypsum (pg.) releases from two phosphoric acid and fertilizers factories that are working in the area. On the other hand, the pyrite mining operations upstream the Odiel and Tinto rivers has caused historically the formation of H{sub 2}SO{sub 4}, through oxidation of the natural sulphur deposits, the acidification of the waters and the consequent mobilisation of heavy metals from the mining area to the Huelva estuary. As a consequence, enhancement contamination levels in natural emitters from the {sup 238}U series were found in the surroundings of the factories in the previous years to 1998. However, in 1998 the management policy of waste releases drastically changed in the area, and direct discharges to Tinto and Odiel River had to be ceased.A thorough study of the affected zone is being carried out. Riverbed sediments and water samples have been analyzed from four different sampling campaigns in the estuary during the years 1999, 2001, 2002 and 2005. Different radioanalytical techniques have been employed to obtain the activity concentrations of U-isotopes, Th-isotopes, {sup 226}Ra, {sup 210}Pb and {sup 210}Po. Furthermore, the results for the rates of de-contamination of the area are presented. This data will be discussed in order to establish the present status of the contamination in the area, and moreover, to predict the time-evolution of the self-cleaning.

Villa, M.; Hurtado, S. [Centro de Investigation, Tecnologia e Innovation. CUIUS. Universidad de Sevilla. Av. Reina Mercedes 4B. 41012-Sevilla (Spain); Mantero, J.; Manjon, G.; Garcia-Tenorio, R. [E. T. S. Arquitectura. Dpto. de Fisica Aplicada II. Universidad de Sevilla. Av. Reina Mercedes, 2. 41012-Sevilla (Spain); Mosqueda, F.; Vaca, F. [Dpto. de Fisica Aplicada. Facultad de Ciencias Experimentales. Universidad de Huelva. Campus de El Carmen. 21007-Huelva (Spain)

2008-08-07T23:59:59.000Z

236

State policies affecting natural gas consumption (Notice of inquiry issued on August 14, 1992)  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

On August 14, 1992, the United States Department of Energy issued a Request for Comments Concerning State Policies Affecting Natural Gas Consumption. This Notice of (NOI) noted the increasing significance of the role played by states and sought to gain better understanding of how state policies impact the gas industry. The general trend toward a. more competitive marketplace for natural gas, as well as recent regulatory and legislative changes at the Federal level, are driving State regulatory agencies to reevaluate how they regulate natural gas. State action is having a significant impact on the use of natural gas for generating electricity, as well as affecting the cost-effective trade-off between conservation expenditures and gas use. Additionally, fuel choice has an impact upon the environment and national energy security. In light of these dimensions, the Department of Energy initiated this study of State regulation. The goals of this NOI are: (1) help DOE better understand the impact of State policies on the efficient use of gas; (2) increase the awareness of the natural gas industry and Federal and State officials to the important role of State policies and regulations; (3) create an improved forum for dialogue on State and Federal natural gas issues; and, (4) develop a consensus on an analytical agenda that would be most helpful in addressing the regulatory challenges faced by the States. Ninety-seven parties filed comments, and of these ninety-seven, fifteen parties filed reply comments. Appendix One lists these parties. This report briefly syntheses the comments received. The goal is to assist parties to judging the extent of consensus on the problems posed and the remedies suggested, aid in identifying future analytical analyses, and assist parties in assessing differences in strategies and regulatory philosophies which shape these issues and their resolution.

Lemon, R.; Kamphuis-Zatopa, W.

1993-03-25T23:59:59.000Z

237

An Analysis of the Large-Scale Climate Anomalies Associated with the Snowstorms Affecting China in January 2008  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Extraordinarily frequent and long-lasting snowstorms affected China in January 2008, causing above-normal precipitation, below-normal temperature, and severe icing conditions over central–southern China. These snowstorms were closely linked to ...

Min Wen; Song Yang; Arun Kumar; Peiqun Zhang

2009-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

238

A Model Study of Oceanic Mechanisms Affecting Equatorial Pacific Sea Surface Temperature during the 1997–98 El Niño  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this study, the processes affecting sea surface temperature variability over the 1992–98 period, encompassing the very strong 1997–98 El Niño event, are analyzed. A tropical Pacific Ocean general circulation model, forced by a combination of ...

Jérôme Vialard; Christophe Menkes; Jean-Philippe Boulanger; Pascale Delecluse; Eric Guilyardi; Michael J. McPhaden; Gurvan Madec

2001-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

239

Numerical Simulation of an Industrial Cumulus Affected by Heat, Moisture, and CCN Released from an Oil Refinery  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Large oil refineries emit heat, vapor, and cloud condensation nuclei (CCN), all of which can affect the formation of cloud and precipitation. This study quantities the relative contributions of the three factors on cloud development in calm wind ...

S. Guan; G. W. Reuter

1996-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

240

MICROSTRUCTURAL FEATURES AFFECTING PROPERTIES AND AGING OF TRITIUM-EXPOSED AUSTENTIC STAINLESS STEEL  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

A project to implement a life-cycle engineering approach to tritium reservoirs has been initiated through the DOE - Technology Investment Projects. The first task in the project was to develop a comprehensive list of microstructural features that impact the aging performance of the tritium reservoirs. Each of the participating sites (SRNL, SNL, LANL, KCP) independently developed a list of features deemed integral to tritium reservoir performance based upon operational and design experience. An integrated list of features was ultimately developed by the project team that could be included in the modeling process. The features of interest were chosen based upon their impact on the following key factors in controlling crack growth: (1) the H/He solubility or diffusivity within the materials, (2) the stress/strain state at the crack tip, (3) material threshold for crack extension, and (4) microstructure based fracture distance, commonly estimated by grain size for intergranular fracture. Wherever possible, key references were identified to substantiate the effects on the tritium embrittlement phenomenon of the various microstructural features. Each of these features was chosen based upon their impact to the cracking phenomenon of interest. The features chosen were typically associated with orientation, morphology, and distribution of phases and inclusions, grain and grain boundary characteristics, and initial mechanical properties. Phase and inclusion content and distribution were determined to play a key role in the cracking phenomenon. The presence of {delta}-ferrite in the weld and strain-induced martensite in the primarily austenitic matrix are known to facilitate hydrogen diffusion and the interfaces have been observed as a hydrogen assisted fracture path. The morphology, size, and distribution of inclusions and precipitates, particularly on the grain boundaries, influence cracking since they trap hydrogen and facilitate intergranular fracture. Compositional banding and nitrogen concentration were also included as features of interest. The microstructural features of interest included (1) grain size, shape, and orientation; (2) dislocation structure and distribution, or recovered vs. un-recovered. The grain size and orientation affect the grain boundary fracture stress and the hydrogen solubility and diffusion paths. The dislocation structure and distribution play a role in hydrogen trapping as well as potentially affecting the hydrogen assisted fracture path. The initial mechanical and physical properties that are to be included in the investigation are yield stress, fracture toughness, work-hardening capacity, threshold hydrogen cracking stress intensity and stacking-fault energy.

Subramanian, K; Michael Morgan, M

2004-01-10T23:59:59.000Z

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241

Parameters affecting nitrogen oxides in a Coal-Fired Flow Facility system  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The unusually high temperature in the primary combustor of the Coal-Fired Magnetohydrodynamics (MHD) power generation system causes much higher nitrogen oxides (NO{sub x}) to be produced than in a conventional coal fired generation system. In order to lower the NO{sub x} concentration to an acceptable level, it is important to know how parameters of the MM power generation system affect the NO{sub x} concentration. This thesis investigates those effects in the Coal-Fired Flow Facility (CFFF) at the University of Tennessee Space Institute under the contract of US Department Of Energy (DOE). With thermodynamic and kinetic computer codes, the theoretical studies were carried out on the parameters of the CFFF system. The results gathered from the computer codes were analyzed and compared with the experimental data collected during the LMF5J test. The thermodynamic and kinetic codes together modeled the NO.{sub x} behavior with reasonable accuracy while some inconsistencies happened at the secondary combustor inlet.

Lu, Xiaoliang

1996-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

242

Depletion of FKBP does not affect the interaction between isolated ryanodine receptors  

SciTech Connect

The ryanodine receptors/calcium release channels (RyRs) usually form two dimensional regular lattices in the endoplasmic/sarcoplasmic reticulum membranes. The native RyR is associated with many auxiliary proteins, including FKBP. It has been indicated that FKBP may play a role in the intermolecular interaction and coupled gating of neighboring RyRs. However, a more recent study shows that FKBP12 is not involved in the physical linkage between neighboring RyR1s. In the present work, the effect of FKBP12 on the interaction between RyR1s isolated from rabbit skeletal muscle was investigated in an aqueous medium with photon correlation spectroscopy. We found that the depletion of FKBP12 did not affect the oligomerization of RyR1s in the medium containing different [KCl] or under different channel functional states. No evidence is obtained for the involvement of FKBP12 in the intermolecular interaction between RyR1s.

Hu Xiaofang [Bio-X Life Science Research Center, College of Life Science and Biotechnology, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, 1954 Hua-Shan Road, Shanghai 200030 (China); Liang Xin [Bio-X Life Science Research Center, College of Life Science and Biotechnology, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, 1954 Hua-Shan Road, Shanghai 200030 (China); Chen Keying [Bio-X Life Science Research Center, College of Life Science and Biotechnology, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, 1954 Hua-Shan Road, Shanghai 200030 (China); Zhu Peihong [Key Laboratory of Neuroscience, Shanghai Institutes for Biological Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 320 Yue-Yang Road, Shanghai 200031 (China); Hu Jun [Bio-X Life Science Research Center, College of Life Science and Biotechnology, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, 1954 Hua-Shan Road, Shanghai 200030 (China); Shanghai Institute of Applied Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, P.O. Box 800-204, Shanghai 201800 (China); E-mail: jhu@sjtu.edu.cn

2005-10-14T23:59:59.000Z

243

Investigation of factors affecting the calibration of strain gage based transducers (``Goodzeit gages``) for SSC magnets  

SciTech Connect

These transducers are designed to measure stresses on SSC collared coils. They are individually calibrated with a bonded ten-stack of SSC inner coil cable by applying a known load and reading corresponding output from the gages. The transducer is supported by a notched ``backing plate`` that allows for bending of the gage beam during calibration or in use with an actual coil. Several factors affecting the calibration and use of the transducers are: the number of times a ``backing plate`` is used, the similarities or difficulties between bonded ten-stacks, and the differences between the ten-stacks and the coil they represent. The latter is probably the most important because a calibration curve is a model of how a transducer should react within a coil. If the model is wrong, the calibration curve is wrong. Information will be presented regarding differences in calibrations between Brookhaven National Labs (also calibrating these transducers) and Fermilab -- what caused these differences, the investigation into the differences between coils and ten-stacks and how they relate to transducer calibration, and some suggestions for future calibrations.

Davidson, M.; Gilbertson, A.; Dougherty, M.

1991-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

244

Study of parameters affecting the performance of solar desiccant cooling systems  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The performance of a solar desiccant cooling system depends on the performance of its components, particularly the desiccant dehumidifier and solar collectors. The desiccant dehumidifier performance is affected by the properties of the desiccant, particularly the shape of the isotherm and the regeneration temperature. The performance of a solar collector, as one would expect, depends on its operating temperature, which is very close to the desiccant regeneration temperature. The purpose of this study was to identify the desiccant isotherm shape (characterized by separation factor) that would result in the optimum performance - based on thermal coefficient of performance and cooling capacity - of a desiccant cooling cycle operating in ventilation mode. Different regeneration temperatures ranging from 65{degree}C to 160{degree}C were investigated to identify the corresponding optimum isotherm shape at each. Thermal COP dictates the required area of the solar collectors, and the cooling capacity is an indication of the size and cost of the cooling equipment. Staged and no-staged regeneration methods were studied.

Pesaran, A.A.; Hoo, E.A.

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

245

Market assessment of environmental issues affecting coal use for Los Alamos National Laboratory  

SciTech Connect

This is a market assessment of environmental issues affecting coal use through 2020. It was prepared by Los Alamos National Laboratories for the Fossil Energy R&D Program. It is based on interviews of representatives of 8 coal, coal technology, electricity and environmental groups concerned with the future of energy and the environment. Interviewees generally agreed that the U.S. and other countries would continue to need to use coal into the middle of the next century. The size of the market for coal would be determined by the ability of coal and coal technologies to meet environmental requirements at costs that would compete with natural gas. Outside the U.S., three interviewees suggested that there is a market for low cost coal technologies that will reduce the environmental impact of coal use, particularly in developing countries that have few alternative sources of energy. The principal environmental concerns mentioned in these interviews were: efficiency and carbon, air toxics, and NO{sub x}. Several also mentioned potential modifications to the SO{sub x} standards, a fine particulate standard, bottom and fly ash, and methane from coalbeds.

1995-03-20T23:59:59.000Z

246

Microstructural response to heat affected zone cracking of prewelding heat-treated Inconel 939 superalloy  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The microstructural response to cracking in the heat-affected zone (HAZ) of a nickel-based IN 939 superalloy after prewelding heat treatments (PWHT) was investigated. The PWHT specimens showed two different microstructures: 1) spherical ordered {gamma} Prime precipitates (357-442 nm), with blocky MC and discreet M{sub 23}C{sub 6} carbides dispersed within the coarse dendrites and in the interdendritic regions; and 2) ordered {gamma} Prime precipitates in 'ogdoadically' diced cube shapes and coarse MC carbides within the dendrites and in the interdendritic regions. After being tungsten inert gas welded (TIG) applying low heat input, welding speed and using a more ductile filler alloy, specimens with microstructures consisting of spherical {gamma} Prime precipitate particles and dispersed discreet MC carbides along the grain boundaries, displayed a considerably improved weldability due to a strong reduction of the intergranular HAZ cracking associated with the liquation microfissuring phenomena. - Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Homogeneous microstructures of {gamma} Prime spheroids and discreet MC carbides of Ni base superalloys through preweld heat treatments. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer {gamma} Prime spheroids and discreet MC carbides reduce the intergranular HAZ liquation and microfissuring of Nickel base superalloys. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Microstructure {gamma} Prime spheroids and discreet blocky type MC carbides, capable to relax the stress generated during weld cooling. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Low welding heat input welding speeds and ductile filler alloys reduce the HAZ cracking susceptibility.

Gonzalez, M.A., E-mail: mgonzalez@comimsa.com.mx [Facultad de Ingenieria Mecanica y Electrica (FIME-UANL), Av. Universidad s/n. Ciudad Universitaria, C.P.66451 San Nicolas de los Garza, N.L. (Mexico); Martinez, D.I., E-mail: dorairma@yahoo.com [Facultad de Ingenieria Mecanica y Electrica (FIME-UANL), Av. Universidad s/n. Ciudad Universitaria, C.P.66451 San Nicolas de los Garza, N.L. (Mexico); Perez, A., E-mail: betinperez@hotmail.com [Facultad de Ingenieria Mecanica y Electrica (FIME-UANL), Av. Universidad s/n. Ciudad Universitaria, C.P.66451 San Nicolas de los Garza, N.L. (Mexico); Guajardo, H., E-mail: hguajardo@frisa.com [FRISA Aerospace, S.A. de C.V., Valentin G. Rivero No. 200, Col. Los Trevino, C.P. 66150, Santa Caterina N.L. (Mexico); Garza, A., E-mail: agarza@comimsa.com [Corporacion Mexicana de Investigacion en Materiales S.A. de C.V. (COMIMSA), Ciencia y Tecnologia No.790, Saltillo 400, C.P. 25295 Saltillo Coah. (Mexico)

2011-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

247

Factors affecting degradation of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) during pre-flotation conditioning  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In general, plastics are exposed to different degrading agents in every procedure involved in their recovery from waste mixture and from subsequent recycling. In this study, two methods of pre-flotation conditioning were used to determine how these methods affect the general properties of the pre-conditioned PET particles to be recovered from the PET-PVC mixture. The first method comprised the conditioning of PET samples using an alkaline solution of nonionic surfactant (Triton X-100) based on the patent by the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company. The second method, developed in this study, was a conditioning process which used an alkali-less solution of the same nonionic surfactant (Triton X-100) used in the first method. The following analytical methods were used to characterize properties of the pre-conditioned PET samples that were correlated to relative degradation of the samples: differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), for thermal behavior of the samples; FT-IR spectroscopy, for functional groups present in the samples; and, Pohl's method, for carboxyl end-group concentration count. Results show that in addition to water the presence of NaOH in the conditioning solution contributes to the further degradation of the polymer.

Caparanga, Alvin R. [School of Chemical Engineering and Chemistry, Mapua Institute of Technology, Intramuros, Manila 1002 (Philippines); School of Graduate Studies, Mapua Institute of Technology, Intramuros, Manila 1002 (Philippines)], E-mail: arcaparanga@mapua.edu.ph; Basilia, Blessie A. [School of Chemical Engineering and Chemistry, Mapua Institute of Technology, Intramuros, Manila 1002 (Philippines); School of Graduate Studies, Mapua Institute of Technology, Intramuros, Manila 1002 (Philippines); Dagbay, Kevin B. [School of Chemical Engineering and Chemistry, Mapua Institute of Technology, Intramuros, Manila 1002 (Philippines); Salvacion, Jonathan W.L. [School of Graduate Studies, Mapua Institute of Technology, Intramuros, Manila 1002 (Philippines)

2009-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

248

Factors Affecting the Hydrogen Environment Assisted Cracking Resistance of an AL-Zn-Mg-(Cu) Alloy  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Precipitation hardenable Al-Zn-Mg alloys are susceptible to hydrogen environment assisted cracking (HEAC) when exposed to aqueous environments. In Al-Zn-Mg-Cu alloys, overaged tempers are used to increase HEAC resistance at the expense of strength but overaging has little benefit in low copper alloys. However, the mechanism or mechanisms by which overaging imparts HEAC resistance is poorly understood. The present research investigated hydrogen uptake, diffusion, and crack growth rate in 90% relative humidity (RH) air for both a commercial copper bearing Al-Zn-Mg-Cu alloy (AA 7050) and a low copper variant of this alloy in order to better understand the factors which affect HEAC resistance. Experimental methods used to evaluate hydrogen concentrations local to a surface and near a crack tip include nuclear reaction analysis (NRA), focused ion beam, secondary ion mass spectroscopy (FIB/SIMS) and thermal desorption spectroscopy (TDS). Results show that overaging the copper bearing alloys both inhibits hydrogen ingress from oxide covered surfaces and decreases the apparent hydrogen diffusion rates in the metal.

G.A. Young; J.R. Scully

2002-04-09T23:59:59.000Z

249

Leading trends in environmental regulation that affect energy development. Final report  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Major environmental issues that are likely to affect the implementation of energy technologies between now and the year 2000 are identified and assessed. The energy technologies specifically addressed are: oil recovery and processing; gas recovery and processing; coal liquefaction; coal gasification (surface); in situ coal gasification; direct coal combustion; advanced power systems; magnetohydrodynamics; surface oil shale retorting; true and modified in situ oil shale retorting; geothermal energy; biomass energy conversion; and nuclear power (fission). Environmental analyses of these technologies included, in addition to the main processing steps, the complete fuel cycle from resource extraction to end use. A comprehensive survey of the environmental community (including environmental groups, researchers, and regulatory agencies) was carried out in parallel with an analysis of the technologies to identify important future environmental issues. Each of the final 20 issues selected by the project staff has the following common attributes: consensus of the environmental community that the issue is important; it is a likely candidate for future regulatory action; it deals with a major environmental aspect of energy development. The analyses of the 20 major issues address their environmental problem areas, current regulatory status, and the impact of future regulations. These analyses are followed by a quantitative assessment of the impact on energy costs and nationwide pollutant emissions of possible future regulations. This is accomplished by employing the Strategic Environmental Assessment System (SEAS) for a subset of the 20 major issues. The report concludes with a more general discussion of the impact of environmental regulatory action on energy development.

Steele, R V; Attaway, L D; Christerson, J A; Kikel, D A; Kuebler, J D; Lupatkin, B M; Liu, C S; Meyer, R; Peyton, T O; Sussin, M H

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

250

Study of parameters affecting the performance of solar desiccant cooling systems  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The performance of a solar desiccant cooling system depends on the performance of its components, particularly the desiccant dehumidifier and solar collectors. The desiccant dehumidifier performance is affected by the properties of the desiccant, particularly the shape of the isotherm and the regeneration temperature. The performance of a solar collector, as one would expect, depends on its operating temperature, which is very close to the desiccant regeneration temperature. The purpose of this study was to identify the desiccant isotherm shape (characterized by separation factor) that would result in the optimum performance - based on thermal coefficient of performance and cooling capacity - of a desiccant cooling cycle operating in ventilation mode. Different regeneration temperatures ranging from 65[degree]C to 160[degree]C were investigated to identify the corresponding optimum isotherm shape at each. Thermal COP dictates the required area of the solar collectors, and the cooling capacity is an indication of the size and cost of the cooling equipment. Staged and no-staged regeneration methods were studied.

Pesaran, A.A.; Hoo, E.A.

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

251

Alkyl-methylimidazolium ionic liquids affect the growth and fermentative metabolism of Clostridium sp  

SciTech Connect

In this study, the effect of ionic liquids, 1-ethyl-3-methylimidazolium acetate [EMIM][Ac], 1-ethyl-3-methylimidazolium diethylphosphate [EMIM][DEP], and 1-methyl-3-methylimidazolium dimethylphosphate [MMIM][DMP] on the growth and glucose fermentation of Clostridium sp. was investigated. Among the three ionic liquids tested, [MMIM][DMP] was found to be least toxic. Growth of Clostridium sp. was not inhibited up to 2.5, 4 and 4 g L{sup -1} of [EMIM][Ac], [EMIM][DEP] and [MMIM][DMP], respectively. [EMIM][Ac] at <2.5 g L{sup -1}, showed hormetic effect and stimulated the growth and fermentation by modulating medium pH. Total organic acid production increased in the presence of 2.5 and 2 g L{sup -1} of [EMIM][Ac] and [MMIM][DMP]. Ionic liquids had no significant influence on alcohol production at <2.5 g L{sup -1}. Total gas production was affected by ILs at {ge}2.5 g L{sup -1} and varied with type of methylimidazolium IL. Overall, the results show that the growth and fermentative metabolism of Clostridium sp. is not impacted by ILs at concentrations below 2.5 g L{sup -1}.

Nancharaiah, Y.V.; Francis, A.

2011-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

252

Quality of mini-peeled carrots as affected by genotype, minimal processing and edible coating  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Minimally processed vegetables provide convenience, fresh characteristics and human health benefits. Some fresh carrots are minimally processed by abrasive peelers and washed to remove cellular fluids to produce carrot sticks, mini peeled carrots and grated carrots. Shelf life and acceptability of packaged minimally processed carrots is sometimes limited by a white discoloration that develops on abraded surfaces during storage, and poor flavor. This study was undertaken to investigate the effects of genotype, minimal processing and edible coating treatment on quality of mini-peeled carrots. Genotypic variations in total terpenoids, sugars, phenolics, total carotenoids and sensory attributes were observed (P>0.05). Among experimental hybrids evaluated TX30129 had the highest sugar and carotenoid levels. White surface discoloration on mini-peeled carrots was noted 7 days after processing. Total sugars, sucrose, total carotenoids and volatile terpenoid levels decreased during storage. Total soluble phenolics increased up to 14 days storage and then declined. Edible coating treatment effectively retarded white surface discoloration without diminishing microbial or chemical quality of mini-peeled carrots. Sensory scores for fresh carrot flavor, fresh carrot aroma and overall acceptability were higher for coated carrots. An application rate of 0.23-0.49 L/min appeared adequate for protection against surface discoloration and for retention of flavor. Terpenoid and carotene contents declined within 3 days after processing. Edible coating treatment did not affect terpenoid or carotenoid levels during storage. Apparently, Nature SeaTM coating had poor barrier characteristics since volatile terpenoids readily diffused through the coating during storage. Carotene losses during peeling were most likely associated with enzymatic activity or increased exposure to oxygen. Packaging mini-peeled carrots under reduced oxygen conditions may retard carotene loss.

Dewi, Tjin Tjin

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

253

Emissions from premixed charge compression ignition (PCCI) combustion and affect on emission control devices  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

A light-duty diesel engine has been operated in advanced combustion modes known generally as premixed charge compression ignition (PCCI). The emissions have been characterized for several load and speed combinations. Fewer NO{sub x} and particulate matter (PM) emissions are produced by PCCI, but higher CO and hydrocarbon (HC) emissions result. In addition, the nature of the PM differs from conventional combustion; the PM is smaller and has a much higher soluble organic fraction (SOF) content (68% vs. 30% for conventional combustion). Three catalyst technologies were studied to determine the affects of HECC on catalyst performance; the technologies were a lean NO{sub x} trap (LNT), diesel oxidation catalyst (DOC), and diesel particulate filter (DPF). The LNT benefited greatly from the reduced NO{sub x} emissions associated with PCCI. NO{sub x} capacity requirements are reduced as well as overall tailpipe NO{sub x} levels particularly at low load and temperature conditions where regeneration of the LNT is difficult. The DOC performance requirements for PCCI are more stringent due to the higher CO and HC emissions; however, the DOC was effective at controlling the higher CO and HC emissions at conditions above the light-off temperature. Below light-off, CO and HC emissions are problematic. The study of DPF technology focused on the fuel penalties associated with DPF regeneration or 'desoot' due to the different PM loading rates from PCCI vs. conventional combustion. Less frequent desoot events were required from the lower PM from PCCI and, when used in conjunction with an LNT, the lower PM from less frequent LNT regeneration. The lower desoot frequency leads a {approx}3% fuel penalty for a mixture of PCCI and conventional loads vs. {approx}4% for conventional only combustion.

Parks, II, James E [ORNL; Kass, Michael D [ORNL; Huff, Shean P [ORNL; Barone, Teresa L [ORNL; Lewis Sr, Samuel Arthur [ORNL; Prikhodko, Vitaly Y [ORNL; Storey, John Morse [ORNL

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

254

Shear-driven redistribution of surfactant affects enzyme activity in well-mixed femtoliter droplets  

SciTech Connect

We developed a microfluidic platform for splitting well-mixed, femtoliter-volume droplets from larger water-in-oil plugs, where the sizes of the daughter droplets were not limited by channel width. These droplets were separated from mother plugs at a microfabricated T-junction, which enabled the study of how increased confinement affected enzyme kinetics in droplets 4-10 {mu}m in diameter. Initial rates for enzyme catalysis in the mother plugs and the largest daughter drops were close to the average bulk rate, while the rates in smaller droplets decreased linearly with increasing surface to volume ratio. Rates in the smallest droplets decreased by a factor of 4 compared to the bulk rate. Traditional methods for detecting nonspecific adsorption at the water-oil interface were unable to detect evidence of enzyme adsorption, including pendant drop tensiometry, laser scanning confocal microscopy of drops containing labeled proteins in microemulsions, and epifluorescence microscopy of plugs and drops generated on-chip. We propose the slowing of enzyme reaction kinetics in the smaller droplets was the result of increased adsorption and inactivation of enzymes at the water-oil interface arising from transient interfacial shear stresses imparted on the daughter droplets as they split from the mother plugs and passed through the constricted opening of the T-junction. Such stresses are known to modulate the interfacial area and density of surfactant molecules that can passivate the interface. Bright field images of the splitting processes at the junction indicate that these stresses scaled with increasing surface to volume ratios of the droplets but were relatively insensitive to the average flow rate of plugs upstream of the junction.

Collier, Pat [ORNL

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

255

Water Infiltration and Permeability of Selected Urban Soils as Affected by Salinity and Sodicity  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Soil sodicity is known to affect soil structural stability and permeability. However, the impact differs depending on salinity of irrigation water, soil types as well as irrigation management practices. This study examined water infiltration into two alluvial soils (Torrifluvents), and two upland soils (Paleorthid and Calciorthid, Aridisols) placed in greenhouse pots. For the first experiment, irrigation solutions simulating the Rio Grande water, city potable water, and two sources of reclaimed water (EC of 1.4 and 2.2 dS m-1 and SAR of 6 and 11) were applied twice a week at 1.7 cm per application for a total of 27 irrigation events using 46 cm of water. No significant effect of water quality was detected in Delnorte gravelly loam (Paleorthid) and a small effect on infiltration into Harkey silt loam (Torrifluvent). However, the use of distilled water curtailed infiltration mainly in Harkey soil. In the second greenhouse experiment using a carefully crafted soil packing and water application protocols, the impact of water quality on infiltration into two Torrifluvents, Harkey silt loam and Glendale silty clay loam appeared after water application of 40 to 50 cm (16" - 20"). When saline solutions were applied as deep as 10 cm per application, the infiltration time nearly doubled when SAR of the solution increased from 1 to 6 or 12 in alluvial soils, but not in Turney silty clay loam (Calciorthid, Aridisol). When the irrigation depth per application was reduced to 7.5, 5.0, and 2.5 cm per application, the difference in infiltration rate was markedly reduced. The impact of elevated sodicity (SAR of 6 to 12) on infiltration can be an issue in alluvial soils, but unlikely in upland soils at irrigation water salinity of 1 to 2 dS m-1.

Miyamoto, S.

2012-10-05T23:59:59.000Z

256

Field analysis of occupancy sensor operation: Parameters affecting lighting energy savings  

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This study was designed to assess the potential energy savings from the use of lighting occupancy sensor control in Hanford Site facilities. The final results of the study provide useful information for assessing the cost-effective use of occupancy sensor lighting control. The results also include an assessment of the total potential savings from the application of sensors across the entire site. The study involved placing sensor test equipment in multiple office spaces in eight buildings that are part of the Hanford contractor facilities. Further testing was conducted to assess the effects of timer sensitivity adjustments on potential lighting energy savings. The results of this test indicated that up to 100% additional wasted-light energy can be saved by using timer sensitivity settings as low as 2.5 min, which is less than standard factory settings of usually 10 to 20 min. The analysis indicates that savings from lighting operations are affected by the work function and number of occupants in occupied spaces. The availability of daylight in a building space does not appear to have any noticeable aggregate effect on the quantity of wasted-light hours in occupied or unoccupied spaces. An assessment of the total potential savings for the entire Hanford Site included life-cycle costing that followed the federally accepted methodology. The life-cycle cost analysis was performed for a set of possible lighting wattages across the building spaces and occupant types identified from the initial analysis. Under current conditions, the potential savings is estimated to be $525,812/yr at an initial cost of $976,824. The total Net Present Value for the site is estimated at $3,539,926 with a simple payback period of 1.85 years.

Richman, E.E.; Dittmer, A.L.; Keller, J.M.

1994-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Long-term affected energy production of waste to energy technologies identified by use of energy system analysis  

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Affected energy production is often decisive for the outcome of consequential life-cycle assessments when comparing the potential environmental impact of products or services. Affected energy production is however difficult to determine. In this article the future long-term affected energy production is identified by use of energy system analysis. The focus is on different uses of waste for energy production. The Waste-to-Energy technologies analysed include co-combustion of coal and waste, anaerobic digestion and thermal gasification. The analysis is based on optimization of both investments and production of electricity, district heating and bio-fuel in a future possible energy system in 2025 in the countries of the Northern European electricity market (Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland and Germany). Scenarios with different CO{sub 2} quota costs are analysed. It is demonstrated that the waste incineration continues to treat the largest amount of waste. Investments in new waste incineration capacity may, however, be superseded by investments in new Waste-to-Energy technologies, particularly those utilising sorted fractions such as organic waste and refuse derived fuel. The changed use of waste proves to always affect a combination of technologies. What is affected varies among the different Waste-to-Energy technologies and is furthermore dependent on the CO{sub 2} quota costs and on the geographical scope. The necessity for investments in flexibility measures varies with the different technologies such as storage of heat and waste as well as expansion of district heating networks. Finally, inflexible technologies such as nuclear power plants are shown to be affected.

Muenster, M., E-mail: maem@risoe.dtu.d [Risoe National Laboratory for Sustainable Energy, Technical University of Denmark, Frederiksborgvej 399, 4000 Roskilde (Denmark); Meibom, P. [Risoe National Laboratory for Sustainable Energy, Technical University of Denmark, Frederiksborgvej 399, 4000 Roskilde (Denmark)

2010-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Long-term Differences in Tillage and Land Use Affect Intra-aggregate Pore Heterogeneity  

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Recent advances in computed tomography provide measurement tools to study internal structures of soil aggregates at micrometer resolutions and to improve our understanding of specific mechanisms of various soil processes. Fractal analysis is one of the data analysis tools that can be helpful in evaluating heterogeneity of the intra-aggregate internal structures. The goal of this study was to examine how long-term tillage and land use differences affect intra-aggregate pore heterogeneity. The specific objectives were: (i) to develop an approach to enhance utility of box-counting fractal dimension in characterizing intra-aggregate pore heterogeneity; (ii) to examine intra-aggregate pores in macro-aggregates (4-6 mm in size) using the computed tomography scanning and fractal analysis, and (iii) to compare heterogeneity of intra-aggregate pore space in aggregates from loamy Alfisol soil subjected to 20 yr of contrasting management practices, namely, conventional tillage (chisel plow) (CT), no-till (NT), and native succession vegetation (NS). Three-dimensional images of the intact aggregates were obtained with a resolution of 14.6 {micro}m at the Advanced Photon Source, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL. Proposed box-counting fractal dimension normalization was successfully implemented to estimate heterogeneity of pore voxel distributions without bias associated with different porosities in soil aggregates. The aggregates from all three studied treatments had higher porosity associated with large (>100 {micro}m) pores present in their centers than in their exteriors. Pores 15 to 60 {micro}m were equally abundant throughout entire aggregates but their distributions were more heterogeneous in aggregate interiors. The CT aggregates had greater numbers of pores 15 to 60 {micro}m than NT and NS. Distribution of pore voxels belonging to large pores was most heterogeneous in the aggregates from NS, followed by NT and by CT. This result was consistent with presence of very large pores associated with former root channels in NT and NS aggregates. Our findings indicate that mechanisms of macro-aggregate formation might differ in their importance in different land use and management practices.

Kravchenko, A.N.; Wang, A.N.W.; Smucker, A.J.M.; Rivers, M.L. (MSU); (UC)

2012-10-25T23:59:59.000Z

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The Effects of Using Alkali-Silica Reaction Affected Recycled Concrete Aggregate in Hot Mix Asphalt  

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The effects of using alkali-silica reaction (ASR) affected recycled concrete aggregate (ASR-RCA) in hot mix asphalt (HMA) were investigated in this study. Dilatometer and modified beam tests were performed to determine the possibility of new ASR occurring in reactive aggregates within the HMA or re-expansion of existing gel. The Lottman test and micro-calorimeter were used to determine the moisture susceptibility of HMA made with ASR-RCA. A differential scanning calorimeter (DSC) with thermogravimetric analysis (TGA) was used to evaluate the drying of an artificial gel and x-ray diffraction (XRD) was used to check for the potential presence of gel in the filler fraction of the ASR-RCAs. Micro-deval and freeze-thaw tests were evaluated for their potential to indicate the presence of excess micro-cracks or ASR gel. Expansion testing indicated that both ASR-RCAs were still reactive with 0.5 N NaOH solution saturated with calcium hydroxide (CH) at 60 degrees C. Dilatometer testing of HMA specimens in NaOH CH solution at 60 degrees C indicated a reaction between the asphalt binder and the solution, but little, if any, ASR. The lack of expansion in the modified beam test supports the binder-solution interaction. However, dilatometer testing in deicer solution at the same temperature indicated that some ASR may have occurred along with the primary binder-solution interaction. The volume change characteristics associated with the binder-solution interaction with and without ASR was supported by the change in pH and alkali concentration of the test solution. DSC/TGA testing indicated that the artificial gel dehydrated at approximately 100 degrees C. XRD analysis of the filler indicated that some gel may have accumulated in this fraction. Moisture damage testing indicated good resistance to moisture damage by HMA mixtures made with ASR-RCA especially compared to a virgin siliceous aggregate. Micro-deval and freeze-thaw tests can detect the presence of micro-cracks due to ASR in ASR-RCAs as higher mass loss than the virgin aggregate. The potential distress mechanisms that may occur when using ASR-RCA in an HMA pavement were identified. Results obtained using accelerated laboratory conditions were extrapolated based on anticipated field conditions. Guidelines for the mitigation of potential distresses in HMA made with ASR-RCA are presented.

Geiger, Brian James

2010-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Factors Affecting the Hydrogen Environment Assisted Cracking Resistance of an Al-Zn-Mg-(Cu) Alloy  

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It is well established that Al-Zn-Mg-(Cu) aluminum alloys are susceptible to hydrogen environment assisted cracking (HEAC) when exposed to aqueous environments. In Al-Zn-Mg-Cu alloys, overaged tempers are commonly used to increase HEAC resistance at the expense of strength. Overaging has little benefit in low copper alloys. However, the mechanism or mechanisms by which overaging imparts HEAC resistance is poorly understood. The present research investigated hydrogen uptake, diffusion, and crack growth rate in 90% relative humidity (RH) air for both a commercial copper bearing Al-Zn-Mg-Cu alloy (AA 7050) and a low copper variant of this alloy in order to better understand the factors which affect HEAC resistance. Experimental methods used to evaluate hydrogen concentrations local to a surface and near a crack tip include nuclear reaction analysis (NRA), focused ion beam, secondary ion mass spectroscopy (FIB/SIMS) and thermal desorption spectroscopy (TDS). When freshly bared coupons of AA 7050 are exposed to 90 C, 90% RH air, hydrogen ingress follows inverse-logarithmic-type kinetics and is equivalent for underaged (HEAC susceptible) and overaged (HEAC resistant) tempers. However, when the native oxide is allowed to form (24 hrs in 25 C, 40% RH lab air) prior to exposure to 90 C, 90% RH air, underaged alloy shows significantly greater hydrogen ingress than the overaged alloy. Humid air is a very aggressive environment producing local ({approx}1{micro}m) hydrogen concentrations in excess of 10,000 wt. ppm at 90 C. In the copper bearing alloy, overaging also effects the apparent diffusivity of hydrogen. As AA 7050 is aged from underaged {yields} peak aged {yields} overaged, the activation energy for hydrogen diffusion increases and the apparent diffusivity for hydrogen decreases, In the low copper alloy, overaging has little effect on hydrogen diffusion. Comparison of the apparent activation energies for hydrogen diffusion and for K independent (stage II) crack growth rate in 90% RH air between 25 and 90 C indicates that hydrogen transport kinetics are responsible for the decreased crack growth rate of overaged AA 7050 relative to the peak aged temper.

G.A. Young; J.R. Scully

2001-09-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Can Environmental Factors Affect Half-Life in Beta-Decay? An Analysis  

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Early in the history of the field of nuclear science, experiments were performed to ascertain whether the half-lives of the radioactive substances being studied – isotopes then called the “radium emanation” [222Rn], “radium A” [218Po], “radium B” [214Pb], and “radium C” [214Bi] - were dependent upon any external factors. At that time, the external factors deemed most likely to affect half-life were temperature and pressure. After several experiments, designed to pick up any change in half-life in the course of changing temperature or pressure, had failed to find any significant changes, it was concluded that half-life does not depend on the physical properties of external environment. And that was the state of the field for a long time - for almost 100 years, in fact. Fairly recently, however, half-life measurements were recorded, and published, that seemed to show a change in half-life at the few percent level for certain radioactive nuclides which were exposed to extremes of temperature - thus challenging the long-held belief in the unchangeability of half-lives. In addition to half-life changes caused by temperature change, other experiments seemed to find half-life changes caused by other external influences, including the chemical environment of the decaying radioactive nuclide, and even the distance between Earth and the Sun at the time of the half-life measurement. In this study we present evidence that the initial beliefs in the immutability of radioactive half-life (with the exception of a few nuclides decaying by electron capture whose orbital electrons are involved in both the decay and also in the chemical bonding of those nuclides) is indeed correct; we have done this by performing precise half-life measurements on the ?? emitter 198Au, the EC emitter 97Ru, and on the ?? emitter 198Au when sited in gold(III) oxide, Au2O3, (an insulator for practical purposes). We have performed various experiments designed to detect any half-life change at the level of a few parts in 10^4 due to change in temperature, physical environment, or the Earth-Sun distance. In these experiments, we have found no significant half-life change due to any of these external factors. These results represent the most accurate demonstrations of the immutability of radioactive half-life change ever made.

Goodwin, John 1953-

2012-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Technology adoption: who is likely to adopt and how does the timing affect the benefits?  

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Many fields of economics point to technology as the primary vehicle for change. Agencies pushing change often promote technology adoption to achieve their goals. To improve our understanding of how efforts to push new technologies should be focused, two studies are undertaken. The first study defines and tests for universality using meta-regression analysis on 170 analyses of agricultural production technologies. The second study, a case study on an emerging information technology - climate forecasts, examines how the timing of adoption affects the benefits. A factor exhibiting a systematic positive or negative effect on technology adoption is a universal factor. If the impact is the same regardless of location or technology type, the factor is strongly universal. The factor is weakly universal if the impact varies by location or technology type. Education and farm size are found to be weakly positive universal, age is found to be weakly negative universal, and outreach is not found to be a universal factor in the adoption of technology. These results indicate that technology-promoters may want to change their approach and focus on younger, more educated producers with larger farms. In the second study, an international wheat trade model incorporating climate variability is used to simulate different scenarios when wheat producers in the U.S., Canada, and Australia adopt ENSO-based forecasts for use in production decisions. Adoption timing and levels are varied across countries in the different scenarios. The results are highly consistent. Early adopters benefit the most, there is no incentive for more producers to adopt after 60% to 95% have adopted (meaning the adoption ceiling has been reached), and slower adoption corresponds to ceilings closer to 60% than 95%. Examining technology adoption from two angles provides a deeper understanding of the adoption process and aids technology-promoters in achieving their goals. In addition to focusing on younger, more educated producers with larger farms, technology-promoters wanting wide-spread adoption with high benefits need to push constituents to adopt early and fast.

Rubas, Debra Joyce

2004-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Plant-Soil Interactions, Weed Control, and Rice Tolerance as Affected by Saflufenacil  

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Saflufenacil is a new herbicide for broadleaf weed control. Limited information is available for crop tolerance, weed control and herbicide behavior in the rice environment. Studies were designed to 1 and 2) evaluate rice tolerance and weed control to saflufenacil in combination with clomazone and imazethapyr; 3) evaluate the absorption and translocation of imazethapyr and saflufenacil in weed species 4) assess saflufenacil degradation and persistence in soils; and 5) investigate the use of reference compounds during the determination of pesticide adsorption (Kd). None or minimal rice injury was observed from preemergence (PRE) application of saflufenacil. Intense injury (68%) was noted with combinations of clomazone (505 g ha-1) applied PRE and saflufenacil (50 g ha-1) applied postemergence (POST). Similarly, rice injury up to 83% was observed in earlier evaluations when saflufenacil was applied POST with imazethapyr. However, subsequent evaluations indicated rice recovery from herbicide treatments. Combination of saflufenacil with imazethapyr resulted in hemp sesbania control ? 88% and red rice control of 100%. Rice yield was not adversely altered by the herbicide treatments used in the clomazone and imazethapyr weed control programs. Imazethapyr plus saflufenacil provided a greater uptake (30%) and translocation (35%) of 14C-imazethapyr than imazethapyr alone in the TX4 red rice. Absorption of 14C-saflufenacil ranged from approximately 40 to 60% in hemp sesbania plants. At 12 and 24 hours after treatment a greater percentage of the absorbed saflufenacil was quantified above the treated leaf at the two lower light intensities. Similar trends were observed for basipetal movement of saflufenacil. An accelerated solvent extraction method was developed to extract saflufenacil from soil. Half-life averaged among soils was 59 and 33 days for saturated and field capacity, respectively. Saflufenacil persistence in the environment was 2 to 3 times longer under flooded conditions for most of the studied soils. Adsorption values were affected by soil to solution ratios, particularly when the soil-pesticide interaction resulted in Kd values > than 2 mL g-1. The use of reference compounds during Kd estimation allowed for calculation of a conceptual adsorption window generating a more comprehensive set of data with alternatives for comparison of soils and methods.

Camargo, Edinalvo

2012-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Enhanced Geothermal Systems Research and Development: Models of Subsurface Chemical Processes Affecting Fluid Flow  

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With funding from past grants from the DOE geothermal program and other agencies, we successfully developed advanced equation of state (EOS) and simulation technologies that accurately describe the chemistry of geothermal reservoirs and energy production processes via their free energies for wide XTP ranges. Using the specific interaction equations of Pitzer, we showed that our TEQUIL chemical models can correctly simulate behavior (e.g., mineral scaling and saturation ratios, gas break out, brine mixing effects, down hole temperatures and fluid chemical composition, spent brine incompatibilities) within the compositional range (Na-K-Ca-Cl-SO4-CO3-H2O-SiO2-CO2(g)) and temperature range (T < 350°C) associated with many current geothermal energy production sites that produce brines with temperatures below the critical point of water. The goal of research carried out under DOE grant DE-FG36-04GO14300 (10/1/2004-12/31/2007) was to expand the compositional range of our Pitzer-based TEQUIL fluid/rock interaction models to include the important aluminum and silica interactions (T < 350°C). Aluminum is the third most abundant element in the earth’s crust; and, as a constituent of aluminosilicate minerals, it is found in two thirds of the minerals in the earth’s crust. The ability to accurately characterize effects of temperature, fluid mixing and interactions between major rock-forming minerals and hydrothermal and/or injected fluids is critical to predict important chemical behaviors affecting fluid flow, such as mineral precipitation/dissolution reactions. We successfully achieved the project goal and objectives by demonstrating the ability of our modeling technology to correctly predict the complex pH dependent solution chemistry of the Al3+ cation and its hydrolysis species: Al(OH)2+, Al(OH)2+, Al(OH)30, and Al(OH)4- as well as the solubility of common aluminum hydroxide and aluminosilicate minerals in aqueous brines containing components (Na, K, Cl) commonly dominating hydrothermal fluids. In the sodium chloride system, where experimental data for model parameterization are most plentiful, the model extends to 300°C. Determining the stability fields of aluminum species that control the solubility of aluminum-containing minerals as a function of temperature and composition has been a major objective of research in hydrothermal chemistry.

Moller, Nancy; Weare J. H.

2008-05-29T23:59:59.000Z

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References 157 1. R. Wesdyk, Y. M. Joshi, J. De Vincentis, A. W. Newman, and N. B. Jain. Factors affecting  

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of variability occuring in fluidized bed coating equipment. I. The measurement of particle circulation rates-drying process on the properties of coated films in fludized bed granular coaters, Advanced Powder Technol. 13. Factors affecting differences in film thickness of beads coated in fluidized bed units, Int. J. Pharm. 93

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OPERATIONAL AND COMPOSITIONAL FACTORS THAT AFFECT THE PERFORMANCE PROPERTIES OF ARP/MCU SALTSTONE GROUT  

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The Saltstone Production Facility (SPF) receives low level waste (LLW) salt solution from Tank 50H for treatment and disposal. Tank 50H receives transfers from the Effluent Treatment Project (ETP), the H-Canyon General Purpose Evaporator, and the Actinide Removal Process/Modular Caustic Side Solvent Extraction Unit (ARP/MCU) Decontaminated Salt Solution Hold Tank (DSS-HT). At the SPF, the LLW is mixed with premix (a cementitious mixture of portland cement (PC), blast furnace slag (BFS) and Class F fly ash (FA)) in a Readco mixer to produce fresh (uncured) saltstone that is transferred to the Saltstone Disposal Facility (SDF) vaults. The saltstone formulation (mix design) must produce a grout waste form that meets both placement and performance properties. In previous simulated saltstone studies, multiple compositional factors were identified that drive the performance properties of saltstone made from the projected ARP/MCU salt solution. This composition was selected as salt solution simulant since ARP/MCU is the primary influent into Tank 50H. The primary performance property investigated was hydraulic conductivity since it is a variable input property to the saltstone Performance Assessment (PA) transport model. In addition, the porosity, also referred to as void structure, is another variable that impacts the PA response. In addition, Young's modulus and cured density are other performance properties analyzed in this report; however they are indicators of the performance of saltstone and not direct inputs into the PA. The data from previous studies showed that the largest impact on the performance properties of saltstone was due to curing temperature, followed by aluminate concentration in the salt solution, water to premix ratio and premix composition. However, due to the scope of the previous studies, only a few mixes were cured and analyzed at higher temperatures. The samples cured at 60 C had an increased hydraulic conductivity of approximately 600 times that of the sample cured at room temperature. The hydration reactions initiated during the mixing of the premix and salt solution continue during the curing period in the vaults to produce the hardened waste form product. The heat generated from exothermic hydration reactions results in a temperature increase in the vaults that depends on the composition of the decontaminated salt solution being dispositioned, the grout formulation (mix design) and the pour frequency and volume. This heat generation is a contributing factor to the temperature increase in the vaults that leads to an increased cure temperature for the grout. This report will further investigate the impact of curing temperature on saltstone performance properties (hydraulic conductivity, Young's modulus, porosity, etc.) over a range of aluminate concentration, water to premix (w/p) ratio and weight percent fly ash in the premix processed at the SPF. The three curing temperatures selected for this study were chosen to provide data at fixed cure temperatures that represent measured temperatures in the SDF vaults. This does not represent the conditions in the vault where the temperature of the saltstone is continually changing with time. For example, it may take several days for the saltstone to reach 60 C at a given elevation. Previous results demonstrated that the rates at which a selected curing temperature is reached affect the performance properties. The approach taken in this task, a rapid increase to the curing temperature, may be conservative with respect to decreased performance. Nevertheless, the data will provide a basis from which to determine the impact of curing temperature on saltstone performance as a function of key variables. A statistical evaluation of the results for these mixes will be performed to provide the range, and associated uncertainties, of hydraulic conductivity and other properties over this factor space.

Reigel, M.; Edwards, T.; Pickenheim, B.

2012-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Initial Evaluation of the Heat-Affected Zone, Local Embrittlement Phenomenon as it Applies to Nuclear Reactor Vessels  

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The objective of this project was to determine if the local brittle zone (LBZ) problem, encountered in the testing of the heat-affected zone (HAZ) part of welds in offshore platform construction, can also be found in reactor pressure vessel (RPV) welds. Both structures have multipass welds and grain coarsening along the fusion line. Literature was obtained that described the metallurgical evidence and the type of research work performed on offshore structure welds.

McCabe, D.E.

1999-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluation of Factors Affecting Juvenile and Larval Fish Survival in Fish Return Systems at Cooling Water Intakes  

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The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) has funded laboratory studies on biological efficacy of fine-mesh screens for safely collecting larval and juvenile fish. However, little information exists on effects of fish return systems on larval or early juvenile survival. This report presents results of two years of laboratory evaluations on factors affecting larval fish survival in fish return systems at cooling water intake structures (CWISs). This project is generating additional data necessary to de...

2010-12-17T23:59:59.000Z

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Fish response to discharge events from a power plant cooling reservoir in a river affected by acid mine drainage and thermal influences.  

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??Lotic systems are affected by a variety of stressors that can directly or indirectly influence fish behavior and movement. Of considerable interest are the impacts… (more)

Hoar, Cara Chowning.

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Hawaii Integrated Energy Assessment. Volume V. Rules, regulations, permits and policies affecting the development of alternate energy sources in Hawaii  

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A comprehensive presentaton of the major permits, regulations, rules, and controls which are likely to affect the development of alternate energy sources in Hawaii is presented. An overview of the permit process, showing the major categories and types of permits and controls for energy alternatives is presented. This is followed by a brief resume of current and projected changes designed to streamline the permit process. The permits, laws, regulations, and controls that are applicable to the development of energy alternatives in Hawaii are described. The alternate energy technologies affected, a description of the permit or control, and the requirements for conformance are presented for each applicable permit. Federal, state, and county permits and controls are covered. The individual energy technologies being considered as alternatives to the State's present dependence on imported fossil fuels are emphasized. The alternate energy sources covered are bioconversion, geothermal, ocean thermal, wind, solar (direct), and solid waste. For each energy alternative, the significant permits are summarized with a brief explanation of why they may be necessary. The framework of policy development at each of the levels of government with respect to the alternate energy sources is covered.

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1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Effect of homogenization heat treatment on the microstructure and heat-affected zone microfissuring in welded cast alloy 718  

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The effect of homogenization temperature on microfissuring in the heat-affected zones of electron-beam welded cast INCONEL 718 has been studied. The material was homogenized at various temperatures in the range of 1,037 C and 1,163 C and air-cooled. The homogenized material was then electron-beam welded by the bead-on-plate welding technique. The microstructures and microfissuring in the heat-affected zone (HAZ) were evaluated by analytical scanning electron microscopy (SEM). The grain boundary segregation of various elements was evaluated by secondary ion mass spectroscopy (SIMS). It was observed that the total crack length (TCL) of microfissures first decreases with homogenization temperature and then increases, with a minimum occurring in the specimen heat treated at 1,163 C. This trend coincides with the variation in segregation of B at grain boundaries with homogenization temperature and has been explained by equilibrium and nonequilibrium segregation of B to grain boundaries during the homogenization heat treatment. No other element was observed to segregate at the grain boundaries. The variation in volume fraction of phases like {delta}-Ni{sub 3}Nb, MC carbide, and Laves phases does not follow the same trend as that observed for TCL and B segregation at the grain boundaries. Therefore, microfissuring in HAZ of welded cast INCONEL 718 is attributed to the segregation of B at the grain boundaries.

Xiao Huang; Richards, N.L. [Bristol Aerospace Ltd., Winnipeg, Manitoba (Canada); Chaturvedi, M.C. [Univ. of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba (Canada). Dept. of Mechanical Engineering

1996-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Factors Affecting the Rate of Penetration of Large-Scale Electricity Technologies: The Case of Carbon Sequestration  

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This project falls under the Technology Innovation and Diffusion topic of the Integrated Assessment of Climate Change Research Program. The objective was to better understand the critical variables that affect the rate of penetration of large-scale electricity technologies in order to improve their representation in integrated assessment models. We conducted this research in six integrated tasks. In our first two tasks, we identified potential factors that affect penetration rates through discussions with modeling groups and through case studies of historical precedent. In the next three tasks, we investigated in detail three potential sets of critical factors: industrial conditions, resource conditions, and regulatory/environmental considerations. Research to assess the significance and relative importance of these factors involved the development of a microeconomic, system dynamics model of the US electric power sector. Finally, we implemented the penetration rate models in an integrated assessment model. While the focus of this effort is on carbon capture and sequestration technologies, much of the work will be applicable to other large-scale energy conversion technologies.

James R. McFarland; Howard J. Herzog

2007-05-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Chapter 3 Affected Environment  

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3.2.3 Future Improvements Improvements associated with the recently opened Colorado Mills Mall development have enhanced the transportation network in the project vicinity....

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How Happiness Affects Choice  

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Consumers want to be happy, and marketers are increasingly trying to appeal to consumers’ pursuit of happiness. However, the results of six studies reveal that what happiness means varies, and consumers’ choices reflect ...

Mogilner, Cassie

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How do Wind and Solar Power Affect Grid Operations: The Western Wind and Solar Integration Study; Preprint  

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17 17 September 2009 How do Wind and Solar Power Affect Grid Operations: The Western Wind and Solar Integration Study Preprint D. Lew and M. Milligan National Renewable Energy Laboratory G. Jordan, L. Freeman, N. Miller, K. Clark, and R. Piwko GE To be presented at the 8th International Workshop on Large Scale Integration of Wind Power and on Transmission Networks for Offshore Wind Farms Bremen, Germany October 14-15, 2009 NOTICE The submitted manuscript has been offered by an employee of the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC (ASE), a contractor of the US Government under Contract No. DE-AC36-08-GO28308. Accordingly, the US Government and ASE retain a nonexclusive royalty-free license to publish or reproduce the published form of this contribution, or allow others to do so, for US Government purposes.

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Initial Recognition of a Cellodextrin Chain in the Cellulose-Binding Tunnel May Affect Cellobiohydrolase Directional Specificity  

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Initial Initial Recognition of a Cellodextrin Chain in the Cellulose-Binding Tunnel May Affect Cellobiohydrolase Directional Specificity Pavan K. GhattyVenkataKrishna, †‡ Emal M. Alekozai, §{ Gregg T. Beckham, k ** Roland Schulz, {‡‡ Michael F. Crowley, ‡†† * Edward C. Uberbacher, †‡ * and Xiaolin Cheng ‡{‡‡ * † Computational Biology and Bioinformatics Group and ‡ BioEnergy Science Center, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tennessee; § Interdisciplinary Center for Scientific Computing, University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg Germany; { UT/ORNL Center for Molecular Biophysics, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tennessee; k National Bioenergy Center, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, Colorado; **Department of Chemical Engineering, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, Colorado; †† Biosciences Center, National

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Coral Uptake of Inorganic Phosphorus and Nitrogen Negatively Affected by Simultaneous Changes in Temperature and pH  

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The effects of ocean acidification and elevated seawater temperature on coral calcification and photosynthesis have been extensively investigated over the last two decades, whereas they are still unknown on nutrient uptake, despite their importance for coral energetics. We therefore studied the separate and combined impacts of increases in temperature and pCO2 on phosphate, ammonium, and nitrate uptake rates by the scleractinian coral S. pistillata. Three experiments were performed, during 10 days i) at three pHT conditions (8.1, 7.8, and 7.5) and normal temperature (26uC), ii) at three temperature conditions (26u, 29uC, and 33uC) and normal pHT (8.1), and iii) at three pHT conditions (8.1, 7.8, and 7.5) and elevated temperature (33uC). After 10 days of incubation, corals had not bleached, as protein, chlorophyll, and zooxanthellae contents were the same in all treatments. However, photosynthetic rates significantly decreased at 33uC, and were further reduced for the pHT 7.5. The photosynthetic efficiency of PSII was only decreased by elevated temperature. Nutrient uptake rates were not affected by a change in pH alone. Conversely, elevated temperature (33uC) alone induced an increase in phosphate uptake but a severe decrease in nitrate and ammonium uptake rates, even leading to a release of nitrogen into seawater. Combination of high temperature (33uC) and low pHT (7.5) resulted in a significant decrease in phosphate and nitrate uptake rates compared to control corals (26uC, pHT = 8.1). These results indicate that both inorganic nitrogen and phosphorus metabolism may be negatively affected by the cumulative effects of ocean warming and

Claire Godinot; Fanny Houlbrèque; Renaud Grover; Christine Ferrier-pagès

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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State policies affecting natural gas consumption (Notice of inquiry issued on August 14, 1992). Summary of comments  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

On August 14, 1992, the United States Department of Energy issued a Request for Comments Concerning State Policies Affecting Natural Gas Consumption. This Notice of (NOI) noted the increasing significance of the role played by states and sought to gain better understanding of how state policies impact the gas industry. The general trend toward a. more competitive marketplace for natural gas, as well as recent regulatory and legislative changes at the Federal level, are driving State regulatory agencies to reevaluate how they regulate natural gas. State action is having a significant impact on the use of natural gas for generating electricity, as well as affecting the cost-effective trade-off between conservation expenditures and gas use. Additionally, fuel choice has an impact upon the environment and national energy security. In light of these dimensions, the Department of Energy initiated this study of State regulation. The goals of this NOI are: (1) help DOE better understand the impact of State policies on the efficient use of gas; (2) increase the awareness of the natural gas industry and Federal and State officials to the important role of State policies and regulations; (3) create an improved forum for dialogue on State and Federal natural gas issues; and, (4) develop a consensus on an analytical agenda that would be most helpful in addressing the regulatory challenges faced by the States. Ninety-seven parties filed comments, and of these ninety-seven, fifteen parties filed reply comments. Appendix One lists these parties. This report briefly syntheses the comments received. The goal is to assist parties to judging the extent of consensus on the problems posed and the remedies suggested, aid in identifying future analytical analyses, and assist parties in assessing differences in strategies and regulatory philosophies which shape these issues and their resolution.

Lemon, R.; Kamphuis-Zatopa, W.

1993-03-25T23:59:59.000Z

279

Initial Assessment of Sulfur-Iodine Process Safety Issues and How They May Affect Pilot Plant Design and Operation  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The sulfur-iodine process to make hydrogen by the thermochemical splitting of water is under active development as part of a U.S. Department of Energy program. An integrated lab scale system is currently being designed and built. The next planned stage of development is a pilot plant with a thermal input of about 500 kW, equivalent to about 30,000 standard liters per hour of hydrogen production. The sulfur-iodine process contains a variety of hazards, including temperatures up to 850 ºC and hazardous chemical species including SO2, H2SO4, HI, I2, and of course H2. The siting and design of a pilot plant must consider these and other hazards. This report presents an initial analysis of the hazards that might affect pilot plant design and should be considered in the initial planning. The general hazards that have been identified include reactivity, flammability, toxicity, pressure, electrical hazards, and industrial hazards such as lifting and rotating equipment. Personnel exposure to these hazards could occur during normal operations, which includes not only running the process at the design conditions but also initial inventory loading, heatup, startup, shutdown, and system flushing before equipment maintenance. Because of the complexity and severity of the process, these ancillary operations are expected to be performed frequently. In addition, personnel could be exposed to the hazards during various abnormal situations which could include unplanned phase changes of liquids or solids, leaks of process fluids or cooling water into other process streams, unintentional introducion of foreign species into the process, and unexpected side reactions. Design of a pilot plant will also be affected by various codes and regulations such as the International Building Code, the International Fire Code, various National Fire Protection Association Codes, and the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act.

Robert S. Cherry

2006-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

280

Satellite Data Assimilation in Numerical Weather Prediction Models. Part II: Uses of Rain-Affected Radiances from Microwave Observations for Hurricane Vortex Analysis  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A hybrid variational scheme (HVAR) is developed to produce the vortex analysis associated with tropical storms. This scheme allows for direct assimilation of rain-affected radiances from satellite microwave instruments. In the HVAR, the ...

Fuzhong Weng; Tong Zhu; Banghua Yan

2007-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Great Historical Events that were Significantly Affected by the Weather: Part 9, the Year Leading to the Revolution of 1789 in France (II)  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper is an extension of an earlier paper (Neumann 1977) on historical events affected by the weather. More data are published herein on rainfall, pressure and temperature for spring-early summer 1788, when a severe drought struck France ...

J. Neumann; J. Dettwiller

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

282

Development of the triage, monitoring and treatment Handbook for Members of the Public Affected by Radiological Terrorism - A European Response  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

European national emergency response plans have long been focused on accidents at nuclear power plants. Recently, the possible threats by disaffected groups have shifted the focus to being prepared also for malevolent use of radiation that are aimed at creating disruption and panic in the society. The casualties will most likely be members of the public. According to the scenario, the number of affected people can vary from a few to mass casualties. The radiation exposure can range from very low to substantial, possibly combined with conventional injuries. There is a need to develop practicable tools for the adequate response to such acts and more specifically to address European guidelines for triage, monitoring and treatment of exposed people. Although European countries have developed emergency response plans for nuclear accidents they have not all made plans for handling malevolent use of radioactive material. Indeed, there is a need to develop practical guidance on emergency response and medical treatment of the public affected by malevolent acts. Generic guidance on this topic has been published by international organisations. They are, however, not operational documents to be used in emergency situations. The Triage, Monitoring and Treatment (TMT) Handbook aims to strengthen the European ability to efficiently respond to malevolent acts in terms of protecting and treating exposed people. Part of the Handbook is also devoted to public information and communication issues which would contribute to public reassurance in emergency situations. The Handbook will be drafted by European and international experts before it is circulated to all emergency response institutions in Europe that would be a part of the handling of malevolent acts using radioactive material. The institutions would be given a 6 months consultation time with encouragement to test the draft Handbook in national exercises. A workshop will allow feedback from these end users on the content, structure and usefulness of the Handbook before a final version is produced. In order to achieve the project's objectives a consortium has been drawn together including, Belgian Nuclear Research Centre, the Norwegian Radiation Protection Authority, Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority of Finland, the UK Health Protection Agency, the Central Laboratory for Radiological Protection of Poland and the World Health Organisation. Enviros Consulting is acting as the technical secretariat for the project. The Handbook will aim to harmonise the approaches to handling malevolent acts across Europe. This harmonisation will have an added value on the public confidence in authorities since differing approaches in neighbouring countries could lead to public confusion and mistrust. (authors)

Kruse, P. [Enviros Consulting Limited, Culham Science Centre, Abingdon OX (United Kingdom); Rojas-Palma, C. [Belgian Nuclear Research Centre (SCK-CEN), Radiation Protection Div., Mol (Belgium)

2007-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

283

Investigation of factors affecting the calibration of strain gage based transducers ( Goodzeit gages'') for SSC magnets  

SciTech Connect

These transducers are designed to measure stresses on SSC collared coils. They are individually calibrated with a bonded ten-stack of SSC inner coil cable by applying a known load and reading corresponding output from the gages. The transducer is supported by a notched backing plate'' that allows for bending of the gage beam during calibration or in use with an actual coil. Several factors affecting the calibration and use of the transducers are: the number of times a backing plate'' is used, the similarities or difficulties between bonded ten-stacks, and the differences between the ten-stacks and the coil they represent. The latter is probably the most important because a calibration curve is a model of how a transducer should react within a coil. If the model is wrong, the calibration curve is wrong. Information will be presented regarding differences in calibrations between Brookhaven National Labs (also calibrating these transducers) and Fermilab -- what caused these differences, the investigation into the differences between coils and ten-stacks and how they relate to transducer calibration, and some suggestions for future calibrations.

Davidson, M.; Gilbertson, A.; Dougherty, M.

1991-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

284

Measurement of {sup 210}Pb and its Application to Evaluate Contamination in an Area Affected by NORM Releases  

SciTech Connect

Liquid scintillation counting (LSC) is an easy and straightforward technique, and combined with its low limit of detection, makes it a powerful tool for both routine and low level measurements that can be applied to {sup 210}Pb low level counting in environmental samples. {sup 210}Pb can be easily measured following a sulphate co-precipitation method; the addition of a carrier and the weighing of the recovered amount is a widespread technique to evaluate radiochemical yield, however, this evaluation of the recovery is sometimes questioned. The samples employed in this work were recollected in 1999 and 2005 from the estuary of the Odiel and Tinto rivers (SW of Spain), which were affected by phosphogypsum (pg.) discharges until 1998. Phosphogypsum contains most of the {sup 210}Pb from the treated raw material, for that reason analysed riverbed sediments have enhanced {sup 210}Pb activity concentrations and hence, enhanced activity concentration of its daughter {sup 210}Po, both in secular equilibrium after two years.

Mosqueda, F.; Vaca, F. [Dpto. de Fisica Aplicada, Facultad de Ciencias Experimentales, Universidad de Huelva, Campus de El Carmen, 21007-Huelva (Spain); Villa, M.; Hurtado, S. [Centro de Investigacion, Tecnologia e Innovacion, CITIUS, Universidad de Sevilla, Av. Reina Mercedes 4B. 41012-Sevilla (Spain); Absi, A.; Manjon, G.; Garcia-Tenorio, R. [E. T. S. Arquitectura, Dpto. de Fisica Aplicada II, Universidad de Sevilla. Av. Reina Mercedes, 2, 41012-Sevilla (Spain)

2008-08-07T23:59:59.000Z

285

Detection of linkage to affective disorders in the catalogued Amish pedigrees: A reply to Pauls et al.  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We have reported evidence for linkage of a region of chromosome 18 markers to affective illness in 22 bipolar (BP) pedigrees. The pedigree series included 21 US pedigrees collected by us and part of Amish pedigree 884 referred to as panel 3 in the catalog and also known as {open_quotes}the right extension.{close_quotes} The rest of 884 was never genotyped by us, because it did not fit the criteria for inclusion, as described elsewhere. Pauls et al. have recently studied whether this linkage can be detected in the entire catalogued Amish pedigrees (884 and 1075) in four of the marker loci reported. The authors conclude that the Amish data contain no significant susceptibility locus for BP illness in this region of chromosome 18. We find that the data published by Pauls et al. are not conclusive with regard to the presence or absence of any susceptibility locus under the nonparametric analyses presented, and, although the sample size is extremely small, it could also be interpreted as consistent with our findings. 17 refs., 1 tab.

Gershon, E.S.; Goldin, L.R.; Badner, J.A. [National Inst. of Mental Health, Bethesda, MD (United States); Berrettini, W.H. [Thomas Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA (United States)

1996-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

286

On the behavior of physical parameters of aqueous solutions affected by the inerton field of Teslar technology  

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We present studies of the behavior of the permittivity of such liquid systems as pure distilled water, alcohol and 50%-aqueous solutions of alcohol as affected by the inerton field generated by a special signal generator contained within a wrist-watch or bracelet made by so-called Teslar technology. It has been found that the changes in fact are significant. The method employed has allowed us to fix the value of frequency of the field generated by the Teslar chip. The frequency has been determined to be approximately 8 Hz. The phenomenological consideration and submicroscopic foundations of a significant increase of the permittivity are studied taking into account an additional interaction, namely the mass interaction between polar water molecules, which is caused by the inerton field of the Teslar chip. This is one more proof of Krasnoholovets' concept regarding the existence of a substructure of the matter waves of moving/vibrating entities, i.e. the inerton field, which has been predicted in a series of his previous works.

V. Krasnoholovets; S. Skliarenko; O. Strokach

2008-10-11T23:59:59.000Z

287

THE AFFECTS OF HALIDE MODIFIERS ON THE SORPTION KINETICS OF THE LI-MG-N-H SYSTEM  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

In this present work, the affects of different transition metal halides (TiCl{sub 3}, VCl{sub 3}, ScCl{sub 3} and NiCl{sub 2}) on the sorption properties of the 1:1 molar ratio of LiNH{sub 2} to MgH{sub 2} are investigated. The modified mixtures were found to contain LiNH{sub 2}, MgH{sub 2} and LiCl. TGA results showed that the hydrogen desorption temperature was reduced with the modifier addition in this order: TiCl{sub 3}>ScCl{sub 3}>VCl{sub 3}>NiCl{sub 2}. Ammonia release was not significantly reduced resulting in a weight loss greater than the theoretical hydrogen storage capacity of the material. The isothermal sorption kinetics of the modified systems showed little improvement after the first dehydrogenation cycle over the unmodified system but showed drastic improvement in rehydrogenation cycles. XRD and Raman spectroscopy identified the cycled material to be composed of LiH, MgH{sub 2}, Mg(NH{sub 2}){sub 2} and Mg{sub 3}N{sub 2}.

Erdy, C.; Gray, J.; Lascola, R.; Anton, D.

2010-12-16T23:59:59.000Z

288

Temperature, but Not Available Energy, Affects the Expression of a Sexually Selected Ultraviolet (UV) Colour Trait in Male European Green Lizards  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Background: Colour signals are widely used in intraspecific communication and often linked to individual fitness. The development of some pigment-based (e.g. carotenoids) colours is often environment-dependent and costly for the signaller, however, for structural colours (e.g. ultraviolet [UV]) this topic is poorly understood, especially in terrestrial ectothermic vertebrates. Methodology/Principal Findings: In a factorial experiment, we studied how available energy and time at elevated body temperature affects the annual expression of the nuptial throat colour patch in male European green lizards (Lacerta viridis) after hibernation and before mating season. In this species, there is a female preference for males with high throat UV reflectance, and males with high UV reflectance are more likely to win fights. We found that (i) while food shortage decreased lizards ’ body condition, it did not affect colour development, and (ii) the available time for maintaining high body temperature affected the development of UV colour without affecting body condition or other colour traits. Conclusions/Significance: Our results demonstrate that the expression of a sexually selected structural colour signal depends on the time at elevated body temperature affecting physiological performance but not on available energy gained from food per se in an ectothermic vertebrate. We suggest that the effect of high ambient temperature on UV colour in male L. viridis makes it an honest signal, because success in acquiring thermally favourable territories and/or effective behavioural

Katalin Bajer; Orsolya Molnár; János Török; Gábor Herczeg

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

290

Materials Reliability Program: Effect of Defects in an Alloy 600/82 Weld on Stress Corrosion Cracking in Testing of Heat Affected Zo ne Specimens (MRP-254)  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Primary water stress corrosion cracking (PWSCC) data for heat affected zones (HAZs) in thick-walled components of both Alloy 600 and Alloy 690TT are needed to support the Materials Reliability Program, MRP-55 crack growth rate (CGR) disposition relationship for Alloy 600 (EPRI report 1006695). Such data are also needed to ensure that welding of Alloy 690TT does not deleteriously affect its inherent resistance to PWSCC. CGR experiments to obtain data in the HAZ of Alloy 600 plates welded with Alloy 82 and...

2008-11-26T23:59:59.000Z

291

Does preservation of the sub-valvular apparatus during mitral valve replacement affect long-term survival and quality of life? A Microsimulation Study  

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ral ssBioMed CentJournal of Cardiothoracic Surgery Open AcceResearch article Does preservation of the sub-valvular apparatus during mitral valve replacement affect long-term survival and quality of life? A Microsimulation Study Christopher Rao1... - cally feasible [5] we felt it was important to quantify; 1. What effect does SVP has on long-term survival? 2. Does SVP affect long-term Health-Related Quality of Life (HRQoL)? In order to address these questions we use a microsimula- tion model...

Rao, Christopher; Hart, Jonathan; Chow, Andre; Siannis, Fotios; Tsalafouta, Polyxeni; Murtuza, Bari; Darzi, Ara; Wells, Frank C; Athanasiou, Thanos

2008-04-23T23:59:59.000Z

292

The affect of erbium hydride on the conversion efficience to accelerated protons from ultra-shsort pulse laser irradiated foils  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This thesis work explores, experimentally, the potential gains in the conversion efficiency from ultra-intense laser light to proton beams using erbium hydride coatings. For years, it has been known that contaminants at the rear surface of an ultra-intense laser irradiated thin foil will be accelerated to multi-MeV. Inertial Confinement Fusion fast ignition using proton beams as the igniter source requires of about 10{sup 16} protons with an average energy of about 3MeV. This is far more than the 10{sup 12} protons available in the contaminant layer. Target designs must include some form of a hydrogen rich coating that can be made thick enough to support the beam requirements of fast ignition. Work with computer simulations of thin foils suggest the atomic mass of the non-hydrogen atoms in the surface layer has a strong affect on the conversion efficiency to protons. For example, the 167amu erbium atoms will take less energy away from the proton beam than a coating using carbon with a mass of 12amu. A pure hydrogen coating would be ideal, but technologically is not feasible at this time. In the experiments performed for my thesis, ErH{sub 3} coatings on 5 {micro}m gold foils are compared with typical contaminants which are approximately equivalent to CH{sub 1.7}. It will be shown that there was a factor of 1.25 {+-} 0.19 improvement in the conversion efficiency for protons above 3MeV using erbium hydride using the Callisto laser. Callisto is a 10J per pulse, 800nm wavelength laser with a pulse duration of 200fs and can be focused to a peak intensity of about 5 x 10{sup 19}W/cm{sup 2}. The total number of protons from either target type was on the order of 10{sup 10}. Furthermore, the same experiment was performed on the Titan laser, which has a 500fs pulse duration, 150J of energy and can be focused to about 3 x 10{sup 20} W/cm{sup 2}. In this experiment 10{sup 12} protons were seen from both erbium hydride and contaminants on 14 {micro} m gold foils. Significant improvements were also observed but possibly because of the depletion of hydrogen in the contaminant layer case.

Offermann, D

2008-09-04T23:59:59.000Z

293

Factors Affecting Parents' Decisions to Treat Their Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder with Complementary and Alternative Treatments  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Autism affects approximately one in 110 children in the United States. Many parents choose to treat their children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) with complementary and alternative (CAM) treatments. In this study, factors that contribute to parents' decisions to treat their child with ASD with a complementary or alternative (CAM) treatment were examined through the use of an online survey. Invitations to participate in the study were sent to approximately 800 support groups for parents of children with autism and information from 452 respondents was used in data analysis. Information regarding the impact of parental characteristics, children's behavioral symptoms, characteristics of specific CAM treatments, and possible barriers to treatment were obtained and analyzed. Overall, the responding parents/guardians were mothers, fathers, and grandmothers with a mean age of 41.58. The majority self-identified as White (86.7 percent), with 41.8 percent having attained a college education. The average income of respondents was $89,106.66. 100 percent of the participants in the study indicated they had tried a CAM in the past, or were currently using one. Results indicated a statistically significant relationship between severity of symptoms with having tried treatments in the past, and with currently using treatments. In addition, several specific treatments that were tried in the past and were currently being used were correlated with greater severity of symptoms. Severity of symptoms was not predictive of the total number of CAMs used. Educational level and marital status of parents were predictive of CAM use. In addition, individuals with a graduate level degree were more likely to use CAM than those with technical school/some college. Respondents who were married were significantly more likely to use CAMs than those who were divorced. Results indicated that accessibility and acceptance of treatments were predictive of CAM use. Possible barriers to treatment, as well as study limitations and implications, are also discussed. The findings of this study are important, as while the use of CAM treatments is growing among the population of children with autism, information regarding the reasons parents decide to use CAM treatments with their children with autism is relatively sparse.

Hall, Sarah Elizabeth

2011-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

294

DOE-EMSP Final Report: Characterization of Changes in Colloid and DNAPL Affecting Surface Chemistry and Remediation  

SciTech Connect

The waste disposal to the M-area basin and A-14 outfall at the Savannah River Department of Energy facility in Aiken SC (USA) included a wide variety of inorganic aqueous flows and organic solvents in the form of dense non-aqueous phase liquids (DNAPL). The DNAPL has migrated through the subsurface resulting in widespread groundwater contamination. The goal of this research was to identify and quantify processes that could have affected the migration and remediation of the DNAPL in the subsurface. It was hypothesized that the variety of waste disposed at this site could have altered the mineral, microbial and DNAPL properties at this site relative to other DNAPL sites. The DNAPL was determined to have a very low interfacial tension and is suspected to be distributed in fine grained media, thereby reducing the effectiveness of soil vapor extraction remediation efforts. Although the DNAPL is primarily comprised of tetrachloroethene and trichloroethane, it also contains organic acids and several heavy metals. Experimental results suggest that iron from the aqueous and DNAPL phases undergoes precipitation and dechlorination reactions at the DNAPL-water interface, contributing to the low interfacial tension and acidity of the DNAPL. Biological activity in the contaminated region can also contribute to the low interfacial tension. PCE degrading bacteria produce biosurfactants and adhere to the DNAPL-water interface when stressed by high tetrachloroethene or low dissolved oxygen concentrations. The presence of iron can reduce the interfacial tension by nearly an order of magnitude, while the PCE degraders reduced the interfacial tension by nearly 50%. Abiotic changes in the mineral characteristics were not found to be substantially different between contaminated and background samples. The research completed here begins to shed some insight into the complexities of DNAPL fate and migration at sites where co-disposal of many different waste products occurred. Quantifying the low interfacial tension of the SRS DNAPL helps to formulate a new conceptual picture of the subsurface DNAPL migration and provides an explanation of the limited effectiveness of remediation efforts. Alternative designs for remediation that are more effective for sites with DNAPL in fine grained media are required.

Susan E. Powers; Stefan J. Grimberg; Miles Denham

2007-02-07T23:59:59.000Z

295

Vegetation Dynamics Along Utility Rights-of-Way Factors Affecting the Ability of Shrub and Herbaceous Communities to Resist Invasion by Trees  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Traditional vegetation management programs along utility rights-of-way (ROW) have been designed to prevent tree growth into transmission wire security zones. This study of vegetation dynamics describes factors affecting the ability of shrub and herbaceous communities to resist tree invasion. Such information will allow ecologists to identify the critical pressure points where intervention in natural ecological processes will prove most effective.

1999-09-11T23:59:59.000Z

296

Do the environmental conditions affect the dust-induced fragmentation in low-metallicity clouds ?: Effect of pre-ionization and far-ultraviolet/cosmic-ray fields  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We study effects of the fully ionized initial state, or pre-ionization, on the subsequent thermal evolution of low-metallicity clouds under various intensities of the external far-ultraviolet(FUV) and cosmic-ray(CR) fields. The pre-ionization significantly affects the thermal and dynamical evolution of metal-free clouds without FUV/CRs by way of efficient HD formation. On the other hand, the pre-ionization effect on the thermal evolution is limited in very low-density regime for more metal-enriched clouds ([Z/H] >~ -4) or those under modest FUV (>10^{-3}) or CR field (>0.1 of the present-day Galactic disk levels). In any case, for >10^8 cm^{-3}, neither the initial ionization state nor the irradiating FUV strength affect the thermal evolution. The dust cooling is an important mechanism for making sub-solar mass fragments in low-metallicity gas. Since this fragmentation occurs at the temperature minimum by the dust cooling at >10^{10} cm^{-3}, this process is not vulnerable either to initial ionization state o...

Omukai, Kazuyuki

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

297

Factors Affecting the Survival of Upstream Migrant Adult Salmonids in the Columbia River Basin : Recovery Issues for Threatened and Endangered Snake River Salmon : Technical Report 9 of 11.  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) is developing conservation planning documentation to support the National Marine Fisheries Service`s (NMFS) recovery plan for Columbia Basin salmonid stocks that are currently listed under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). Information from the conservation planning documentation will be used as a partial scientific basis for identifying alternative conservation strategies and to make recommendations toward conserving, rebuilding, and ultimately removing these salmon stocks from the list of endangered species. This report describes the adult upstream survival study, a synthesis of biological analyses related to conditions affecting the survival of adult upstream migrant salmonids in the Columbia River system. The objective of the adult upstream survival study was to analyze existing data related to increasing the survival of adult migrant salmonids returning to the Snake River system. The fate and accountability of each stock during its upstream migration period and the uncertainties associated with measurements of escapement and survival were evaluated. Operational measures that affected the survival of adult salmon were evaluated including existing conditions, augmented flows from upstream storage release, and drawdown of mainstem reservoirs. The potential impacts and benefits of these measures to each ESA stock were, also described based on considerations of species behavior and run timing.

Dauble, Dennis D.; Mueller, Robert P.

1993-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

298

Cesarean Delivery: Factors Affecting Trends  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

SM, Placek PJ, Liss T. Trends in the United States cesareanTW, Erner BK, Oser TL. Trends in the frequency of cesareancesarean birth epidemic: trends, causes, and solutions. Am J

Cheng, Yvonne

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

299

Cortical Control of Affective Networks  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Transcranial magnetic stimulation and deep brain stimulation have emerged as therapeutic modalities for treatment refractory depression; however, little remains known regarding the circuitry that mediates the therapeutic ...

Kumar, S.

300

Crude Oil Affects Gasoline Prices  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

5 Notes: This graph illustrates how crude oil explains much of the large movements in gasoline prices that we have seen over time -- such as during the Gulf War at the end of 1990,...

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301

Factors affecting piston ring friction  

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The piston ring pack friction is a major contributor to the internal combustion engine mechanical friction loss. The oil control ring decides the oil supply to the top two rings in addition to being the major friction ...

Liao, Kai, Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

302

Does Grazing Affect Regional Climate?  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Before European settlement, the Great Plains of the United States contained vast herds of bison. These bison altered the landscape through their grazing. Measurement data of the disturbance that such grazing could produce, when scaled for the ...

Joseph L. Eastman; Mike B. Coughenour; Roger A. Pielke Sr.

2001-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

303

How plunger lift affects production  

SciTech Connect

Plunger lift is finding an increasing marketplace for application in the US. The system is advantageous in many circumstances because of low inital cost, little maintenance, and because it generally requires no external energy source. Typical applications for plunger lift are removal of liquids from a gas well, high-ratio oil well production, paraffin and hydrate control, and increased efficiency of intermittent gas lift wells. Main advantage of using a plunger to produce a well is economics. An industry-wide average installation will cost $3500 plus some service, which depends on the company furnishing the equipment. Compare this to a pumping unit to do the same job ($28,000) or a small compressor ($32,000). Also, there is no power consumption such as electricity (high initial cost to run to the lease) or gas consumed (at $2.40/mcf). All the energy is furnished by the well, including instrument gas.

Beauregard, E.M.; Ferguson, P.L.

1981-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

304

FACTORS AFFECTING WOOD PELLET DURABILITY.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??Densification increases the bulk density of biomass, thereby increasing the efficiency of its transport and improving its competitiveness with low-cost fossil energy. The method of… (more)

Wilson, Thomas

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

305

Factors Affecting Oxyfuel Gas Cutting  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

...of cutting quality and of economy in oxygen consumption. In metal thicknesses up to 50 or 75 mm (2 or 3

306

Beyond Renewable Portfolio Standards: An Assessment of Regional Supply and Demand Conditions Affecting the Future of Renewable Energy in the West; Executive Summary  

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National Renewable Energy Laboratory 15013 Denver West Parkway Golden, CO 80401 303-275-3000 * www.nrel.gov Beyond Renewable Portfolio Standards: An Assessment of Regional Supply and Demand Conditions Affecting the Future of Renewable Energy in the West Executive Summary David J. Hurlbut, Joyce McLaren, and Rachel Gelman National Renewable Energy Laboratory Prepared under Task No. AROE.2000 NREL is a national laboratory of the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy Operated by the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC This report is available at no cost from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) at www.nrel.gov/publications. Technical Report NREL/TP-6A20-57830 August 2013 Contract No. DE-AC36-08GO28308

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Beyond Renewable Portfolio Standards: An Assessment of Regional Supply and Demand Conditions Affecting the Future of Renewable Energy in the West  

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(This page intentionally left blank) (This page intentionally left blank) National Renewable Energy Laboratory 15013 Denver West Parkway Golden, CO 80401 303-275-3000 * www.nrel.gov Beyond Renewable Portfolio Standards: An Assessment of Regional Supply and Demand Conditions Affecting the Future of Renewable Energy in the West David J. Hurlbut, Joyce McLaren, and Rachel Gelman National Renewable Energy Laboratory Prepared under Task No. AROE.2000 NREL is a national laboratory of the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy Operated by the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC This report is available at no cost from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) at www.nrel.gov/publications. Technical Report NREL/TP-6A20-57830 August 2013 Contract No. DE-AC36-08GO28308

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Motor representations and practice affect brain systems underlying imagery: an fMRI study of internal imagery in novices and active high jumpers. Open Neuroimaging  

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Abstract: This study used functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to investigate differences in brain activity between one group of active high jumpers and one group of high jumping novices (controls) when performing motor imagery of a high jump. It was also investigated how internal imagery training affects neural activity. The results showed that active high jumpers primarily activated motor areas, e.g. pre-motor cortex and cerebellum. Novices activated visual areas, e.g. superior occipital cortex. Imagery training resulted in a reduction of activity in parietal cortex. These results indicate that in order to use an internal perspective during motor imagery of a complex skill, one must have well established motor representations of the skill which then translates into a motor/internal pattern of brain activity. If not, an external perspective will be used and the corresponding brain activation will be a visual/external pattern. Moreover, the findings imply that imagery training reduces the activity in parietal cortex suggesting that imagery is performed more automatic and results in a more efficient motor representation more easily accessed during motor performance.

C. -j. Olsson; Bert Jonsson; Anne Larsson; Lars Nyberg

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Effect of welding conditions on transformation and properties of heat-affected zones in LWR (light-water reactor) vessel steels  

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The continuous cooling transformation behavior (CCT) and isothermal transformation (IT) behavior were determined for SA-508 and SA-533 materials for conditions pertaining to standard heat treatment and for the coarse-grained region of the heat-affected zone (HAZ). The resulting diagrams help to select welding conditions that produce the most favorable microconstituent for the development of optimum postweld heat treatment (PWHT) toughness levels. In the case of SA-508 and SA-533, martensite responds more favorably to PWHT than does bainite. Bainite is to be avoided for the optimum toughness characteristics of the HAZ. The reheat cracking tendency for both steels was evaluated by metallographic studies of simulated HAZ structures subjected to PWHT cycles and simultaneous restraint. Both SA-533, Grade B, Class 1, and SA-508, Class 2, cracked intergranularly. The stress rupture parameter (the product of the stress for a rupture life of 10 min and the corresponding reduction of area) calculated for both steels showed that SA-508, Class 2, was more susceptible to reheat cracking than SA-533, Grade B, Class 1. Cold cracking tests (Battelle Test and University of Tennessee modified hydrogen susceptibility test) indicated that a higher preheat temperature is required for SA-508, Class 2, to avoid cracking than is required for SA-533, Grade B, Class 1. Further, the Hydrogen Susceptibility Test showed that SA-508, Class 2, is more susceptible to hydrogen embrittlement than is SA-533, Grade B, Class 1.

Lundin, C.D.; Mohammed, S. (Tennessee Univ., Knoxville, TN (USA). Welding Research and Engineering)

1990-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Texas Senate Bill 5 Legislation for Reducing Pollution in Non-Attainment and Affected Areas: An Overview of Legislative Responsibilities, Code Compliance Issues and Accomplishments  

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The 77th Texas Legislature, in 2001, established Senate Bill 5, SB-5, which addressed NOx emission reductions by establishing programs to reduce vehicle emissions and reductions due to energy efficiency and the use of renewable energy sources. The 78th Texas Legislature further expanded SB-5 into code certification for code officials and above code programs. Using data available from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, TCEQ, the EPA and new procedures developed by the Laboratory, the annual energy savings calculated in 2003 from energy-code compliant new residential construction in non-attainment and affected counties were 252,238 megawatt hours of electricity and 887,564 million Btu of natural gas. The resultant annual NOx reductions were 473 tons. On a peak summer day in 2003, the NOx emissions were 2.44 tons. SB-5 recognized Energy Efficiency / Renewable Energy, EE/RE, as a valid method to reduce emissions. The Energy Systems Laboratory was made responsible for achieving the following goals. 1. Quantify the NOx reductions from EE/RE by county. 2. Assist cities and counties determine the impact of code amendments that they planned to adopt. 3. Conduct training on the IRC / IECC, including ASHRAE 90.1. 4. Set up a certification program for code officials. 5. Assist cities and counties to achieve above code performance. 6. Translate the EE/RE savings into EPA acceptable emissions reductions which can be applied to the State Implementation Plan, SIP.

Culp, C.; Haberl, J. S.; Yazdani, B.; Fitzpatrick, T.; Bryant, J. A.; Turner, W. D.

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Ks-BAND DETECTION OF THERMAL EMISSION AND COLOR CONSTRAINTS TO CoRoT-1b: A LOW-ALBEDO PLANET WITH INEFFICIENT ATMOSPHERIC ENERGY REDISTRIBUTION AND A TEMPERATURE INVERSION  

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We report the detection in Ks-band of the secondary eclipse of the hot Jupiter CoRoT-1b from time series photometry with the ARC 3.5 m telescope at Apache Point Observatory. The eclipse shows a depth of 0.336 +- 0.042% and is centered at phase 0.5022{sup +0.0023}{sub -0.0027}, consistent with a zero eccentricity orbit (e cos omega = 0.0035{sup +0.0036}{sub -0.0042}). We perform the first optical to near-infrared multi-band photometric analysis of an exoplanet's atmosphere and constrain the reflected and thermal emissions by combining our result with the recent 0.6, 0.71, and 2.09 mum secondary eclipse detections by Snellen et al., Gillon et al., and Alonso et al. Comparing the multi-wavelength detections to state-of-the-art radiative-convective chemical-equilibrium atmosphere models, we find the near-infrared fluxes difficult to reproduce. The closest blackbody-based and physical models provide the following atmosphere parameters: a temperature T = 2460{sup +80}{sub -160} K; a very low Bond albedo A{sub B} = 0.000{sup +0.081}{sub -0.000}; and an energy redistribution parameter P{sub n} = 0.1, indicating a small but nonzero amount of heat transfer from the day to nightside. The best physical model suggests a thermal inversion layer with an extra optical absorber of opacity kappa{sub e} = 0.05 cm{sup 2} g{sup -1}, placed near the 0.1 bar atmospheric pressure level. This inversion layer is located 10 times deeper in the atmosphere than the absorbers used in models to fit mid-infrared Spitzer detections of other irradiated hot Jupiters.

Rogers, Justin C. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, Johns Hopkins University, 366 Bloomberg Center, 3400 N. Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21218 (United States); Apai, Daniel [Space Telescope Science Institute, 3700 San Martin Drive, Baltimore, MD 21218 (United States); Lopez-Morales, Mercedes [Department of Terrestrial Magnetism, Carnegie Institution of Washngton, 5241 Broad Branch Rd. NW, Washington, DC 20015 (United States); Sing, David K. [UPMC Univ Paris 06, CNRS, Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris, 98bis boulevard Arago, F-75014 Paris (France); Burrows, Adam, E-mail: rogers@pha.jhu.ed [Department of Astrophysical Sciences, Princeton University, Peyton Hall, Princeton, NJ 08544 (United States)

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Parameters affecting the stability of the digestate from a two-stage anaerobic process treating the organic fraction of municipal solid waste  

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This paper focused on the factors affecting the respiration rate of the digestate taken from a continuous anaerobic two-stage process treating the organic fraction of municipal solid waste (OFMSW). The process involved a hydrolytic reactor (HR) that produced a leachate fed to a submerged anaerobic membrane bioreactor (SAMBR). It was found that a volatile solids (VS) removal in the range 40-75% and an operating temperature in the HR between 21 and 35 {sup o}C resulted in digestates with similar respiration rates, with all digestates requiring 17 days of aeration before satisfying the British Standard Institution stability threshold of 16 mg CO{sub 2} g VS{sup -1} day{sup -1}. Sanitization of the digestate at 65 {sup o}C for 7 days allowed a mature digestate to be obtained. At 4 g VS L{sup -1} d{sup -1} and Solid Retention Times (SRT) greater than 70 days, all the digestates emitted CO{sub 2} at a rate lower than 25 mg CO{sub 2} g VS{sup -1} d{sup -1} after 3 days of aeration, while at SRT lower than 20 days all the digestates displayed a respiration rate greater than 25 mg CO{sub 2} g VS{sup -1} d{sup -1}. The compliance criteria for Class I digestate set by the European Commission (EC) and British Standard Institution (BSI) could not be met because of nickel and chromium contamination, which was probably due to attrition of the stainless steel stirrer in the HR.

Trzcinski, Antoine P., E-mail: a.trzcinski05@ic.ac.uk [Department of Chemical Engineering, Imperial College of Science and Technology and Medicine, Prince Consort Road, London SW7 2AZ (United Kingdom); Stuckey, David C., E-mail: d.stuckey@ic.ac.uk [Department of Chemical Engineering, Imperial College of Science and Technology and Medicine, Prince Consort Road, London SW7 2AZ (United Kingdom)

2011-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

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The mixed economy in China: through rhetorical perspective  

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Mixed economies gradually emerge in many countries. China is no exception. China's traditional planned economy system is limited to state-owned enterprises, which are undergoing reform. In the private sector, the market system has begun to play a dominant role. The coexistence of the planned system and the market system, as well as governmental intervention and regulated policies, constitute China's mixed economy. In this thesis, I try to evaluate Deng Xiaoping's speeches through rhetorical analysis in order to justify China's economic policies. In addition, I illustrate some historical and cultural factors that would affect Chinese ideas towards the market economy.

Yuan, Yuchun

2003-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Revegetation Plan for Areas of the Fitzner-Eberhardt Arid Lands Ecology Reserve Affected by Decommissioning of Buildings and Infrastructure and Debris Clean-up Actions  

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The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Richland Operations Office is working to remove a number of facilities on the Fitzner Eberhardt Arid Lands Ecology Reserve (ALE), which is part of the Hanford Reach National Monument. Decommissioning and removal of buildings and debris on ALE will leave bare soils and excavated areas that need to be revegetated to prevent erosion and weed invasion. Four main areas within ALE are affected by these activities (DOE 2009;DOE/EA-1660F): 1) facilities along the ridgeline of Rattlesnake Mountain, 2) the former Nike missile base and ALE HQ laboratory buildings, 3) the aquatic research laboratory at Rattlesnake Springs area, and 4) a number of small sites across ALE where various types of debris remain from previous uses. This revegetation plan addresses the revegetation and restoration of those land areas disturbed by decommissioning and removal of buildings, facilities and associated infrastructure or debris removal. The primary objective of the revegetation efforts on ALE is to establish native vegetation at each of the sites that will enhance and accelerate the recovery of the native plant community that naturally persists at that location. Revegetation is intended to meet the direction specified by the Environmental Assessment (DOE 2009; DOE/EA-1660F) and by Stipulation C.7 of the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) for the Rattlesnake Mountain Combined Community Communication Facility and InfrastructureCleanup on the Fitzner/Eberhardt Arid Lands Ecology Reserve, Hanford Site, Richland Washington(DOE 2009; Appendix B). Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) under contract with CH2M Hill Plateau Remediation Company (CPRC) and in consultation with the tribes and DOE-RL developed a site-specific strategy for each of the revegetation units identified within this document. The strategy and implementation approach for each revegetation unit identifies an appropriate native species mix and outlines the necessary site preparation activities and specific methods for seeding and planting at each area. evegetation work is scheduled to commence during the first quarter of FY 2011 to minimize the amount of time that sites are unvegetated and more susceptible to invasion by non-native weedy annual species.

Downs, Janelle L.; Durham, Robin E.; Larson, Kyle B.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Prevalence and microbial ecology of Enterobacteriaceae on Texas produce and the survival of Salmonella on parsley as affected by processing and storage  

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To assess the risk factors involved in the contamination of fresh produce with human pathogenic organisms, a total of 1,257 samples were collected from cantaloupe, oranges, and parsley in the field and after processing, and the environment. Samples were collected twice in a season from two farms with operating packing sheds per commodity and analyzed for the presence of Salmonella. Sixteen, 6, and 3 isolates were obtained from irrigation water, packing shed equipment, and washed cantaloupe, respectively. Salmonella was not detected on oranges or parsley. Serotyping, pulsed-field gel electrophoresis, and repetitive sequence-based polymerase chain reaction assays were applied to Salmonella isolates to evaluate their genetic diversity and to determine if there are relationships between sources of contamination. Using PFGE, all Salmonella isolates obtained from irrigation water and equipment were determined to be different from cantaloupe isolates. Only one equipment isolate was related to isolates from irrigation water. Rep-PCR demonstrated some similarity between equipment and cantaloupe isolates, but this technique is less discriminatory. DNA fingerprinting did not conclusively determine relationships between sources of contamination. Isolates were also subjected to antimicrobial susceptibility testing using the disk diffusion method. Five out of 25 of the isolates demonstrated intermediate sensitivity to streptomycin and one isolate was resistant to streptomycin. Green fluorescent protein was an effective marker system when monitoring the survival of Salmonella on parsley as affected by processing. Dip temperature had little effect on the attachment and survival of Salmonella on parsley. Regardless of the temperature or duration of dip, Salmonella were internalized. Immersion for longer times resulted in higher numbers of attached and internalized cells. Microscopic observations agreed with these results and showed Salmonella near the stomata and within cuticle cracks. Salmonella increased over 7 storage days at 25??C and decreased at 4??C. After 7 days at 4??C, no internalized Salmonella were detected. Examination of the native microflora of parsley showed that bacterial populations were similar for parsley collected in the field and packing shed. Higher bacterial populations and fungi were observed at retail with Pseudomonas the predominant organism. Parsley supports the growth of a diverse group of microorganisms.

Duffy, Elizabeth Anne

2004-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Rules and Regulations Governing Geophysical, Seismic or Other...  

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on State-Owned Lands Other than State-Owned Marine Waters is applicable to the Natural Gas Sector and the Coal with CCS Sector. This law is implemented under the jurisdiction of...

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140th Annual Meeting & Exhibition - TMS  

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Feb 2, 2011 ... neering and project management in mineral and material in- ... SASAC (State- owned Assets Supervision and Administra- ...... enterprises.

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140th Annual Meeting & Exhibition - TMS  

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Feb 28, 2011 ... neering and project management in mineral and material in- ... SASAC (State- owned Assets Supervision and Administra- ...... Enterprises.

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Study of the impacts of regulations affecting the acceptance of Integrated Community Energy Systems: public utility, energy facility siting and municipal franchising regulatory programs in the United States. Preliminary background report  

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This report is one of a series of preliminary reports describing the laws and regulatory programs of the United States and each of the 50 states affecting the siting and operation of energy generating facilities likely to be used in Integrated Community Energy Systems (ICES). Public utility regulatory statutes, energy facility siting programs, and municipal franchising authority are examined to identify how they may impact on the ability of an organization, whether or not it be a regulated utility, to construct and operate an ICES. This report describes laws and regulatory programs in the United States. Subsequent reports will (1) describe public utility rate regulatory procedures and practices as they might affect an ICES, (2) analyze each of the aforementioned regulatory programs to identify impediments to the development of ICES, and (3) recommend potential changes in legislation and regulatory practices and procedures to overcome such impediments.

Feurer, D.A.; Weaver, C.L.; Gallagher, K.C.; Hejna, D.; Rielley, K.J.

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Texas’ Senate Bill 5 Legislation for Reducing Pollution in Non-Attainment and Affected Areas: Procedures for Measuring Electricity Savings from the Adoption of the International Energy Conservation Code (IRC/IECC 2001) in New Residences  

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Four areas in Texas have been designated by the EPA as non-attainment areas because ozone levels exceed the NAAQS maximum allowable limits, Beaumont-Port Arthur, El Paso, Dallas-Ft. Worth, and Houston-Galveston-Brazoria. These areas face severe sanctions if attainment is not reached by 2007. Four additional areas in the state are also approaching national ozone limits (i.e., affected areas), including: Austin, Corpus Christi, San Antonio, and the Longview-Tyler-Marshall area.

Haberl, J. S.; Culp, C.; Yazdani, B.; Fitzpatrick, T.; Turner, W. D.

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Texas' Senate Bill 5 Legislation for Reducing Pollution in Non-Attainment and Affected Areas: Procedures for Measuring Electricity Savings from the Adoption of the International Energy Conservation Code (IRC/IECC 2001) in New Residences  

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Four areas in Texas have been designated by the EPA as non-attainment areas because ozone levels exceed the NAAQS maximum allowable limits, Beaumont-Port Arthur, El Paso, Dallas-Ft. Worth, and Houston-Galveston-Brazoria. These areas face severe sanctions if attainment is not reached by 2007. Four additional areas in the state are also approaching national ozone limits (i.e., affected areas), including: Austin, Corpus Christi, San Antonio, and the Longview-Tyler-Marshall area. In 2001, the Texas State Legislature formulated and passed Senate Bill 5 to further reduce ozone levels by encouraging the reduction of emissions of NOx by sources that are currently not regulated by the TNRCC, including area sources (e.g., residential emissions), on-road mobile sources (e.g., all types of motor vehicles), and non-road mobile sources (e.g., aircraft, locomotives, etc.). An important part of this legislation is the evaluation of the State's energy efficiency programs, which includes reductions in energy use and demand that are associated with specific energy conservation measures. This paper outlines the procedures that are being developed to report the electricity savings associated with the adoption of the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC 2001) in residential construction in non-attainment and affected counties. These electricity savings will then be converted to NOx reductions using the appropriate

Haberl, J. S.; Culp, C.; Yazdani, B.; Fitzpatrick, T.; Turner, W. D.

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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FACTORS AFFECTING THE COSTS OF CARBON SEQUESTRATION  

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No portion of this paper may be reproduced without permission of the authors. Discussion papers are research materials circulated by their authors for purposes of information and discussion. They have not undergone formal peer review or the editorial

Richard G. Newell; Robert N. Stavins; Richard G. Newell; Robert N. Stavins

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Crowdsourcing and the crisis-affected community  

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This article reports on Mission 4636, a real-time humanitarian crowdsourcing initiative that processed 80,000 text messages (SMS) sent from within Haiti following the 2010 earthquake. It was the first time that crowdsourcing (microtasking) had been used ... Keywords: Crowdsourcing, Haiti, Microtasking, SMS

Robert Munro

2013-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Factors affecting home range of mallard pairs  

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Certain habitat and social factors were investigated for their effect on home range size of mallard (Anas platyhynchos) pairs breeding in a forested region of north-central Minnesota during the spring of 1971--72. Data from 31 radio-marked hens and drakes were used, but primary emphasis was placed on 8 pairs (5 with both members of the pair marked). Pairs were radio-tracked on river marsh areas, river channels, and large sand lakes to provide comparative data for evaluating home range size differences. Home ranges varied from an average of 53 ha for pairs using primarily river habitat to 871 ha for pairs using only large sand lakes. River and lake shorelines varied considerably in species and density of vegetation. Interaction between pairs as well as density of flocked males appeared to be influenced by these habitat differences with resultant effects on home range sizes.

Riechmann, J.H.

1976-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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ORIGINAL PAPER Flow regime affects building behaviour  

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are many and varied. For instance, nests may prevent desiccation (Biju 2009), aid in thermoregula- tion the season to optimise solar radiation (Burton 2006). Likewise, nest builders can alter the location of nests

Jennions, Michael

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changes to production capacity. Changes affecting  

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If, after reading the instructions, you have questions about Form EIA-819 please contact the Survey Manager at (202) 586-7484.

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NREL: Transmission Grid Integration - Issues Affecting Renewable...  

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issues related to the integration of renewable energy sources into the transmission system. Developing solutions to these challenges will enable higher penetrations of...

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Factors affecting viscosity changes in corn  

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Corn meals with known differences were tested using the Rapid Visco Analyzer. Various tests included the effect of solid concentration, effect of heating rate, effect of particle size, effect of Sodium Carboxymethylcellulose (CMC) and effect of heating rate, holding temperature and CMC. Differences were found to exist between meals from different crop years which were not attributable to particle size. When tested at 13, 15 and 17% solids, new meal consistently developed viscosity earliest. Aged meal consistently developed the least amount of viscosity. At 17% solids, a distinct peak was formed by new meal. When heated at various heating rate (2, 7 and 14'C/min), the slowest heating rate developed a distinct peak. New meal consistently developed viscosity earliest. Aged meal developed the least amount of viscosity. As particle size decreased, viscosity increased. The addition of various amounts of CMC showed significant differences in viscosity at 95'C. CMC changed the order of highest viscosity and masked differences in peak time. When testing heating rate, holding time and addition of CMC, 95'C was found to develop viscosity to a greater degree than 70'C. Holding temperature did not have a significant effect and CMC masked differences between samples and produced unusual curves. Whole and decorticated corns were stored for various lengths of time at 60, 50, 22 and 6'C. Density decreased over time when stored at elevated temperatures. Hardness values increased, indicating a softer grain. However, this is more likely an indicator of brittleness. Decorticated grains developed higher viscosity. Pericarp acts as a diluent. Peak temperature increased with storage at elevated temperature. Density, hardness, peak viscosity and peak temperature were found to be the most significant indicators measured.

McGill, Kendra Louise

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Data Mining Soil Characteristics Affecting Corn Yield  

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Ten soil characteristic variables and corn yield were measured in a field located in southeastern Boone County, Iowa. Measurements were made on a grid of 215 locations throughout the field. We use graphical and simple numerical methods to obtain an understanding of the relationship between the soil characteristics and corn yield.

William F. Christensen; Di Cook

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Factors Affecting Electricity Prices - Energy Explained, Your ...  

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Landfill Gas and Biogas; Biomass & the Environment See also: Biofuels. Biofuels: Ethanol & Biodiesel. Ethanol; Use of Ethanol; Ethanol & the Environment; Biodiesel;

331

Factors affecting the choice of memory  

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One of the fundamental choices in the design of a computer or data processing system is concerned with the medium for the storage of information. Once the system requirements impose the need for information storage that exceeds a certain level, typically ...

Claude F. King

1961-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Variables Affecting Economic Development of Wind Energy  

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NREL's JEDI Wind model performed an analysis of wind-power-related economic development drivers. Economic development benefits for wind and coal were estimated using NREL's JEDI Wind and JEDI Coal models.

Lantz, E.; Tegen, S.

2008-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

333

Which MJO Events Affect North American Temperatures?  

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Tropical convection from the Madden–Julian Oscillation (MJO) excites and amplifies extratropical Rossby waves around the globe. This forcing is reflected in teleconnection patterns like the Pacific–North American (PNA) pattern, and it can ...

Carl J. Schreck III; Jason M. Cordeira; David Margolin

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Variables Affecting Economic Development of Wind Energy  

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NREL's JEDI Wind model performed an analysis of wind-power-related economic development drivers. Economic development benefits for wind and coal were estimated using NREL's JEDI Wind and JEDI Coal models.

Lantz, E.; Tegen, S.

2008-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

335

Pests Affecting the Ecosystems on the ORR  

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nest preda- tion on forest species such as the wood thrush increase. The nonnative fish on the ORR with the greatest negative ecosystem impacts are grass and common carp and...

336

Environmental Factors Affecting Tropical Cyclone Power Dissipation  

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Revised estimates of kinetic energy production by tropical cyclones in the Atlantic and western North Pacific are presented. These show considerable variability on interannual-to-multidecadal time scales. In the Atlantic, variability on time ...

Kerry Emanuel

2007-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

337

How Changes in Oil Prices Affect the  

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Bank of Canada working papers are theoretical or empirical works-in-progress on subjects in economics and finance. The views expressed in this paper are those of the authors. No responsibility for them should be attributed to the Bank of Canada.

Brian Depratto; Carlos De Resende; Bank Canada; Brian Depratto; Carlos De Resende

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

338

Key Drivers Affecting the Outlook for Renewables  

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Source: EIA, Annual Energy Outlook 2013 Early Release, International Energy Outlook 2011 . ... AECO Germany - BEB Hub Netherlands - TTF Belgium - Zeebrugge

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Task demands affect lipreaders’ search for information  

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Two experiments were conducted to determine whether a lipreader’s task (making phonemic or prosodic distinctions about the spoken message) changes the regions of the talker’s face from which information is needed

Charissa R. Lansing; Heather D. Minch; George W. McConkie

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Processing parameters affecting sorghum noodle qualities.  

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??Processing variables of 100% sorghum noodles were investigated to determine effects on noodle quality. A dough was created by microwave heating a flour with 1… (more)

Kunetz, Christine Frances

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Factors Affecting Condom Use Among College Students.  

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?? The absence of consistent and correct usage of condoms increases the risk of STI's and HIV/AIDS. However, most studies done to date across the… (more)

Kanekar, Amar

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

342

Reformulated Gasoline Market Affected Refiners Differently, 1995  

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This article focuses on the costs of producing RFG as experienced by different types of refiners and on how these refiners fared this past summer, given the prices for RFG at the refinery gate.

John Zyren

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

343

Relicensing and Environmental Issues Affecting Hydropower  

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This article presents an overview of the hydropower industry and summarizes two recent events that have greatly influenced relicensing and environmental issues.

Ronald S. Hankey

1998-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

344

Technology and Economics Affecting Unconventional Reservoir Development.  

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??Worldwide, unconventional resources are important sources of oil and gas when most conventional resources are declining and demand for hydrocarbons is growing. The Masters? (1979)… (more)

Flores Campero, Cecilia P.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

345

Micro-Characterization, Corrosion, and Environmental Affects  

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Oct 13, 2010... such as a combustion environment in a natural gas-fired turbine, chromia ... Oil -Grade Alloy 718 in Oil Field Drilling Applications: Jing Xu1; ...

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On conditions of negativity of friction resistance for non-stationary modes of blood flow and possible mechanism of affecting of environmental factors on energy effectiveness of cardio-vascular system functioning  

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It is shown that initiated by action of molecular viscosity impulse flow, directed usually from the moving fluid to limiting it solid surface, can, under certain conditions, turn to zero and get negative values in the case of non-stationary flow caused by alternating in time longitudinal (along the pipe axis) pressure gradient. It is noted that this non-equilibrium mechanism of negative friction resistance in the similar case of pulsating blood flow in the blood vessels, in addition to the stable to turbulent disturbances swirled blood flow structure providing, can also constitute hydro-mechanical basis of the observed but not explained yet paradoxically high energy effectiveness of the normal functioning of the cardio-vascular system (CVS). We consider respective mechanism of affecting on the stability of the normal work of CVS by environmental variable factors using shifting of hydro-dynamic mode with negative resistance realization range boundaries and variation of linear hydro-dynamic instability leading ...

Chefranov, S G

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

347

A Guidebook for Low-Carbon Development at the Local Level  

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of inefficient coal-fired plants and upgrading Capacityclosure of inefficient coal- fired plants and upgrading •replacement of small coal-fired plants with large units. By

Zhou, Nan

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

348

Identification of quantitative trait loci affecting ectomycorrhizal symbiosis in an interspecific F1 poplar cross and differential expression of genes in ectomycorrhizas of the two parents: Populus deltoides and Populus trichocarpa  

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A Populus deltoides Populus trichocarpa F1 pedigree was analyzed for quantitative trait loci (QTLs) affecting ectomycorrhizal development and for microarray characterization of gene networks involved in this symbiosis. A 300 genotype progeny set was evaluated for its ability to form ectomycorrhiza with the basidiomycete Laccaria bicolor. The percentage of mycorrhizal root tips was determined on the root systems of all 300 progeny and their two parents. QTL analysis identified four significant QTLs, one on the P. deltoides and three on the P. trichocarpa genetic maps. These QTLs were aligned to the P. trichocarpa genome and each contained several megabases and encompass numerous genes. NimbleGen whole-genome microarray, using cDNA from RNA extracts of ectomycorrhizal root tips from the parental genotypes P. trichocarpa and P. deltoides, was used to narrow the candidate gene list. Among the 1,543 differentially expressed genes (p value 0.05; 5.0-fold change in transcript level) having different transcript levels in mycorrhiza of the two parents, 41 transcripts were located in the QTL intervals: 20 in Myc_d1, 14 in Myc_t1, and seven in Myc_t2, while no significant differences among transcripts were found in Myc_t3. Among these 41 transcripts, 25 were overrepresented in P. deltoides relative to P. trichocarpa; 16 were overrepresented in P. trichocarpa. The transcript showing the highest overrepresentation in P. trichocarpa mycorrhiza libraries compared to P. deltoides mycorrhiza codes for an ethylene-sensitive EREBP-4 protein which may repress defense mechanisms in P. trichocarpa while the highest overrepresented transcripts in P. deltoides code for proteins/genes typically associated with pathogen resistance.

Labbe, Jessy L [ORNL; Jorge, Veronique [INRA, Nancy, France; Vion, Patrice [INRA, Nancy, France; Marcais, Benoit [INRA, Nancy, France; Bastien, Catherine [INRA, Orleans, France; Tuskan, Gerald A [ORNL; Martin, Francis [INRA, Nancy, France; Le Tacon, F [UMR, France

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

349

Rules and Regulations Governing Geophysical, Seismic or Other Type  

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Rules and Regulations Governing Geophysical, Seismic or Other Type Rules and Regulations Governing Geophysical, Seismic or Other Type Exploration on State-Owned Lands Other Than State-Owned Marine Waters (Mississippi) Rules and Regulations Governing Geophysical, Seismic or Other Type Exploration on State-Owned Lands Other Than State-Owned Marine Waters (Mississippi) < Back Eligibility Commercial Developer Fuel Distributor General Public/Consumer Industrial Investor-Owned Utility Municipal/Public Utility Utility Program Info State Mississippi Program Type Environmental Regulations Siting and Permitting Provider Mississippi Development Authority The Rules and Regulations Governing Geophysical, seismic or Other Type Exploration on State-Owned Lands Other than State-Owned Marine Waters is applicable to the Natural Gas Sector and the Coal with CCS Sector. This law

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A methodology to evaluate energy savings and NOx emissions reductions from the adoption of the 2000 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) to new residences in non-attainment and affected counties in Texas  

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Currently, four areas of Texas have been designated by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as non-attainment areas because they exceeded the national one-hour ground-level ozone standard of 0.12 parts-per-million (ppm). Ozone is formed in the atmosphere by the reaction of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) and Nitrogen Oxides (NOx) in the presence of heat and sunlight. In May 2002, The Texas State Legislature passed Senate Bill 5, the Texas Emissions Reduction Plan (TERP), to reduce the emissions of NOx by several sources. As part of the 2001 building energy performance standards program which is one of the programs in the TERP, the Texas Legislature established the 2000 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) as the state energy code. Since September 1, 2001, the 2000 IECC has been required for newly constructed single and multifamily houses in Texas. Therefore, this study develops and applies portions of a methodology to calculate the energy savings and NOx emissions reductions from the adoption of the 2000 IECC to new single family houses in non-attainment and affected counties in Texas. To accomplish the objectives of the research, six major tasks were developed: 1) baseline data collection, 2) development of the 2000 IECC standard building simulation, 3) projection of the number of building permits in 2002, 4) comparison of energy simulations, 5) validation and, 6) NOx emissions reduction calculations. To begin, the 1999 standard residential building characteristics which are the baseline construction data were collected, and the 2000 IECC standard building characteristics were reviewed. Next, the annual and peak-day energy savings were calculated using the DOE-2 building energy simulation program. The building characteristics and the energy savings were then crosschecked using the data from previous studies, a site visit survey, and utility billing analysis. In this thesis, several case study houses are used to demonstrate the validation procedure. Finally, the calculated electricity savings (MWh/yr) were then converted into the NOx emissions reductions (tons/yr) using the EPA's eGRID database. The results of the peak-day electricity savings and NOx emissions reductions using this procedure are approximately twice the average day electricity savings and NOx emissions reductions.

Im, Piljae

2003-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

351

New Mexican taxes to transform Pemex capital spending strategy  

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Mexico's government this year will introduce petroleum tax reforms that will transform how its state owned petroleum company approaches capital spending. Effective Jan. 1, 1994, the Mexican government began to implement a revamped tax regime designed to accompany the breakup of Petroleos Mexicanos into four new operating subsidiaries. Each of the four new companies -- Pemex Exploration and Production, Pemex Refining, Pemex Natural Gas and Basic Petrochemicals, and Pemex Secondary Petrochemicals -- will be responsible for paying a new income tax. Levies on E and P will be tied to a ring-fence mechanism tailored after the scheme employed by the U.K. and Norwegian governments in the North Sea. The paper discusses the affected investment rationale, the North Sea ring-fence model, other tax changes, and shifting the burden.

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1994-01-17T23:59:59.000Z

352

CX-007471: Categorical Exclusion Determination | Department of...  

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ventilation, and AC upgrades at various state owned facilities to reduce energy consumption and annual utility costs. CX-007471.pdf More Documents & Publications CX-001954:...

353

NETL F 451.1/1-1, Categorical Exclusion Designation Form  

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replacement; and HVAC upgrades at various state owned facilities to reduce energy consumption and annual utility costs. Digitally signed by Darren Stevenson DN: cnDarren...

354

Regulation, liability and small customer rights in the energy supply industry.  

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??The transfer of energy and water utilities to private or state owned corporations raises important questions of service obligations, access, and dispute resolution for small… (more)

Stillman, R. H. (Reuben Herbert)

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

355

Sonelgaz | Open Energy Information  

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navigation, search Name Sonelgaz Place Algeria Product State-owned utility in charge of electricity and gas distribution in Algeria. References Sonelgaz1 LinkedIn Connections...

356

Utah | Building Energy Codes Program  

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compliance with the energy code requirements. The Division of Facilities Construction Management is responsible for enforcement for all state-owned or -funded buildings....

357

Rules and Regulations Governing Leasing for Production or Extraction...  

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Leasing for Production or Extraction of Oil, Gas and Other Minerals From Onshore State-Owned Lands (Mississippi) Rules and Regulations Governing Leasing for Production or...

358

Deregulation and Resource Reconfiguration In The Electric Utility Industry  

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of minimums of green energy consumption by state-ownedStates Department of Energy, 2004). Green power is activelyStates Department of Energy. 2004. Green Power Network:

Delmas, Magali; Russo, Michael V.; Montes-Sancho, Maria J.

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

359

DEREGULATION AND RESOURCE RECONFIGURATION IN THE ELECTRIC UTILITY INDUSTRY  

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of minimums of green energy consumption by state-ownedStates Department of Energy, 2004). Green power is activelyStates Department of Energy. 2004. Green Power Network:

Delmas, Magali A; Russo, Michael V.

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

360

Energy Efficiency Standards for State Facilities (New York) ...  

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Green procurement specifications exist for some products Goal 20% reduction in energy use intensity relative to a Fiscal Year 20102011 baseline in state-owned or...

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Today in Energy - U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)  

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Solar › Energy in Brief ... Chinese investors—such as the state-owned enterprises Export Import Bank of China and China Development Bank ... Oil and gas industry ...

362

Browse wiki | Open Energy Information  

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Limited + , Energy Company + , Wind energy + , Subsidiary of large state owned power generator + , Guodian + , Longyuan is China's leading wind project developer by installed...

363

Browse wiki | Open Energy Information  

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OpenEIPageKeyword Macquarie Generation + , Energy Company + , Hydro + , Solar + , Wind energy + , Australian state-owned on-grid generator + , mainly using coal but with...

364

Browse wiki | Open Energy Information  

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China + Product China-based wind turbine maker and daughter company of state-owned power generator China Guodian. + Sector Wind energy + Zip 100044 + Categories Clean Energy...

365

Browse wiki | Open Energy Information  

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OpenEIPageKeyword National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) + , Energy Company + , Biomass + , Hydro + , Solar + , Wind energy + , Delhi-based + , state owned largest...

366

Morocco - U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)  

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... dependence on foreign imports by developing renewable energies to meet domestic electricity needs. The state-owned Office National de l'Electricite ...

367

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service Professional Committee History of SEVIA Stated-owned Enterprise Electric Vehicle Industry Alliance Established in 2010, by SASACC 20 Members of SEVIA as...

368

Macquarie Generation | Open Energy Information  

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search Name Macquarie Generation Place New South Wales, Australia Zip 2299 Sector Hydro, Solar, Wind energy Product Australian state-owned on-grid generator, mainly using...

369

XIII REPSOLYPF-HARVARD SEMINAR SALAMANCA, SPAIN  

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, are inefficient, such as Mexico's Pemex and, now, Venezuela's PDVSA following President Hugo Chavez's coming

Deutch, John

370

China Energy Databook - Rev. 4  

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the improve- ment of biomass combustion in rural householdsby inefficient combustion of traditional biomass fuels to

Sinton Editor, J.E.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

371

ESS 2012 Peer Review - Thermoelectrochemical Energy Storage - Nick Hudak, SNL  

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Thermoelectrochemical Thermoelectrochemical Energy Storage 27 September 2012 Nick Hudak Advanced Power Sources R&D Sandia National Laboratories The author gratefully acknowledges the support of Dr. Imre Gyuk and the Department of Energy's Office of Electricity Delivery & Energy Reliability. Thermoelectrochemical Energy Storage  Problem: Flow batteries exhibit inefficiencies that are affected by operating temperature.  Opportunity: Power plants produce waste heat that can be recovered and applied to other processes.  We can use the heat to increase the temperature of all or part of a flow battery system.  Approach: Demonstrate the advantage of non-isothermal operation of a flow battery.  Charge at higher temperature and discharge at lower temperature

372

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291 - 16300 of 28,905 results. 291 - 16300 of 28,905 results. Rebate Florida Water Resources Act (Florida) It is the policy of the state of Florida: (a) To provide for the management of water and related land resources; (b) To promote the conservation, replenishment, recapture, enhancement, development,... http://energy.gov/savings/florida-water-resources-act-florida Rebate Rules and Regulations Governing Geophysical, Seismic or Other Type Exploration on State-Owned Lands Other Than State-Owned Marine Waters (Mississippi) The Rules and Regulations Governing Geophysical, seismic or Other Type Exploration on State-Owned Lands Other than State-Owned Marine Waters is applicable to the Natural Gas Sector and the Coal... http://energy.gov/savings/rules-and-regulations-governing-geophysical-seismic-or-other-type-exploration-state-owned

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91 - 19400 of 31,917 results. 91 - 19400 of 31,917 results. Rebate Rules and Regulations Governing Geophysical, Seismic or Other Type Exploration on State-Owned Lands Other Than State-Owned Marine Waters (Mississippi) The Rules and Regulations Governing Geophysical, seismic or Other Type Exploration on State-Owned Lands Other than State-Owned Marine Waters is applicable to the Natural Gas Sector and the Coal... http://energy.gov/savings/rules-and-regulations-governing-geophysical-seismic-or-other-type-exploration-state-owned Rebate Storage Tanks (Arkansas) The Storage Tanks regulations is a set of rules and permit requirements mandated by the Arkansas Pollution and Ecology Commission in order to protect the public health and the lands and the waters... http://energy.gov/savings/storage-tanks-arkansas

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FACTORS AFFECTING RURAL KENTUCKY PATIENTS HOSPITAL CHOICE AND BYPASS BEHAVIOR.  

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??This study examines the underutilization of rural hospitals in Kentucky. The authors study hospital and patient characteristics to determine why and how rural patients bypass… (more)

He, Xiao

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

375

Fuel economy standards have affected vehicle efficiency - Today in ...  

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Wind › Geothermal › ... were given the opportunity to comply with fleet-based standards or standards based on their sales-weighted "footprint ... CO2 (carbon ...

376

Original article Insemination factors affecting the conception rate  

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) car- ried out by commercial AI operators (CAI) or do-it-yourself operators (DIY), between natural ser service (PREG1). The variation in PREG1 observed within the category of operator (CAI and DIY of variation observed within CAI and DIY operators. There were significant differences in the likelihood

Recanati, Catherine

377

How Required Reserve Ratio Affects Distribution and Velocity of Money  

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In this paper the dependence of wealth distribution and the velocity of money on the required reserve ratio is examined based on a random transfer model of money and computer simulations. A fractional reserve banking system is introduced to the model where money creation can be achieved by bank loans and the monetary aggregate is determined by the monetary base and the required reserve ratio. It is shown that monetary wealth follows asymmetric Laplace distribution and latency time of money follows exponential distribution. The expression of monetary wealth distribution and that of the velocity of money in terms of the required reserve ratio are presented in a good agreement with simulation results.

Xi, N; Wang, Y; Xi, Ning; Ding, Ning; Wang, Yougui

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

378

Conservation corridors affect the fixation of novel alleles  

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populations are a popular conservation strategy (Rosenbergpotential impacts of using conservation corridors to connectNew York. Frankham R (1995) Conservation genetics. Ann. Rev.

Orrock, J L

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

379

Does Distance from the Forecast Site Affect Skill?  

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An outstanding issue in the assessment of forecast skill (and value) is whether any advantage that can be obtained through regional knowledge not readily available to distant forecasters supersedes the leveling effect of information obtained by ...

Paul J. Roebber; Lance F. Bosart; Gregory S. Forbes

1996-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

380

Factors Affecting the Resistivity of Recovery Boiler Precipitator Ash.  

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??Electrostatic precipitators (ESPs) are commonly used to control particulate emissions from recovery boilers in the kraft pulping process. The electrical resistivity of entrained particulates is… (more)

Sretenovic, Ivan

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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"Genetic Factors Affecting Susceptibility to Low-Dose Radiation...  

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Laboratory, University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD 2 Virginia Mason Cancer Center, Seattle, WA 3 Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY Rationale: Risk estimates...

382

Solar activity can affect transmission grid, but 2013 activity ...  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Comprehensive data summaries, comparisons, analysis, ... During that event, telegraph operations—also dependent on long conducting cables—were disrupted.

383

Typhoons Affecting Taiwan: Current Understanding and Future Challenges  

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Of all the natural disasters occurring in Taiwan, tropical cyclones are the most serious. Over a 20-yr period, Taiwan was hit by an average of 3.7 typhoons per year. These storms can produce heavy rainfall and strong winds, leading to severe ...

Chun-Chieh Wu; Ying-Hwa Kuo

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

384

Dynamics affecting the primary charge transfer in photosynthesis  

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Analysis of a 60-picosecond molecular dynamics trajectory of the reaction center of Rhodopseudomonas viridis provides an understanding of observations concerning vibrational coherence and the nonexponential kinetics of the primary charge transfer in photosynthesis. Complex kinetics arise from energy gap correlations that persist beyond 1 picosecond.

Gehlen, J.N.; Marchi, M.; Chandler, D. (Univ. of California, Berkeley, CA (United States))

1994-01-28T23:59:59.000Z

385

CHAPTER XVIII ENVffiONMENTAL FACTORS AFFECTING OYSTER POPULATIONS  

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, Knulst J. Nutrient composition, microbial biomass and activity at the air-water interface of small boreal. Hydrobiologia. 1993;255:193­204. 7. Auer B, Arndt H. Taxonomic composition and biomass of hetero- trophic

386

Direct Numerical Simulation Of Solidification Microstructures Affected By Fluid Flow  

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The effects of fluid flow on the solidification morphology of pure materials and solute microsegregation patterns of binary alloys are studied using a computational methodology based on a front tracking/finite difference method. A general single-field formulation is presented for the full coupling of phase change, fluid flow, heat and solute transport. This formulation accounts for interfacial rejection/absorption of latent heat and solute, interfacial anisotropies, discontinuities in material properties between the liquid and solid phases, shrinkage/expansion upon solidification and motion and deformation of the solid. Numerical results are presented for the two-dimensional dendritic solidification of pure succinonitrile and the solidification of globulitic grains of a Plutonium-Gallium alloy. For both problems, comparisons are made between solidification without fluid flow and solidification within a shear flow. Introduction Nearly all materials of engineering interest have, at som...

Damir Juric

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

387

EPA Furlough Day on May 24 Will Affect EIS Filing  

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EISs must be filed with EPA by Thursday, May 23rd for publication of a Notice of Availability on May 31, 2013.

388

Special Provisions Affecting Gas, Water, or Pipeline Companies (South Carolina)  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

This legislation confers the rights and privileges of telegraph and telephone companies (S.C. Code 58-9) on pipeline and water companies, and contains several additional provisions pertaining to...

389

Increases in oil prices affect broader measures of inflation ...  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

While a barrel of light sweet crude oil may never make it onto the shopping list of the typical U.S. consumer, the effects of world oil price hikes on consumer prices ...

390

Physicochemical factors affecting ethanol adsorption by activated carbon  

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Powder and granular activated charcoal were evaluated for ethanol adsorptivity from aqueous mixtures using an adsorption isotherm. Ethanol adsorption capacity was more pronounced at 25C as compared to 5, 15, and 40C. When pH of the ethanol-buffer mixture (0.09 ionic strength) was changed from acidic (2.3) to neutral and then to alkaline (11.2), ethanol adsorption was decreased. Increasing ionic strength of the ethanol-buffer mixtures from 0.05 to 0.09 enhanced ethanol adsorption but a further increase to 0.14 showed no significant effect. Ethanol adsorption was more efficient from an aqueous ethanol mixture as compared to semidefined and nondefined fermentation worts, respectively. Heating granular charcoal to 400C for 1 hour and 600C for 3 hours in N2 increased ethanol adsorptivity and heating to 1000C (1 hour) in CO2 decreased it when ethanol was removed from dilute solutions by simple pass adsorption in a carbon packed column. Granular charcoal was superior to powdered charcoal and an inverse relationship was noted between the weight of the granular carbon bed in the column and ethanol adsorbed/g carbon. Decreasing the column feed flow rate from 7.5 to 2.0 liter aqueous ethanol/min increased the adsorption rate. 16 references.

Bradley, K.J.; Hamdy, M.K.; Toledo, R.T.

1987-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

391

H16: Microstructural Evolution and Its Affect on Mechanical ...  

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G8: Low-Cost Corrosion Monitoring Sensors Based on Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Technology · G9: The Protection of Iron Reducing Bacteria (

392

Summer maintenance affects North Sea crude oil production and ...  

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North Sea Brent is an important global benchmark crude oil that is used to price many different crude oils produced around the world, such as Bonny Light from Nigeria ...

393

Low Dose Radiation Research Program: Genetic Factors affecting...  

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on the genetic background of the cells examined and NBS cells do not form foci after irradiation. In preliminary experiments using IMR90 human fibroblasts, formation of foci...

394

Using context to reveal factors that affect physical activity  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

There are many physical activity awareness systems available in today's market. These systems show physical activity information (e.g., step counts, energy expenditure, heart rate) which is sufficient for many self-knowledge needs, but information about ... Keywords: Physical activity, awareness, context, field study, interviews, monitoring, personal informatics, visualizations

Ian Li; Anind K. Dey; Jodi Forlizzi

2012-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

395

Forest policies and programs affecting vulnerability and adaptation ...  

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Aug 28, 2010 ... xerophytic in Rajasthan, evergreen in the North–East and the Ghat areas, mangroves .... The FSI (1996) estimated the fuelwood consumption at 201 million ..... Although forest areas in most semiarid regions are predicted to be much drier, and ... and control outbreaks (Society of American Foresters 2005).

396

Factors Affecting the Accuracy of SHOWEX HF Radar Wave Measurements  

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Ocean Surface Current Radar (OSCR) HF radar measurements of ocean waves and currents were made during the Shoaling Waves Experiment (SHOWEX) in the fall of 1999. During some periods, at some locations, good quality wave measurements were ...

Lucy R. Wyatt; Guennadi Liakhovetski; Hans C. Graber; Brian K. Haus

2005-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

397

When robots weep : a computational approach to affective learning  

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This thesis presents a unified computational framework for the study of emotion that integrates several concepts and mechanisms which have been traditionally deemed to be integral components of intelligent behavior. We ...

Velásquez, Juan David

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

398

Strong Pacific Northwest hydro conditions affect natural gas used ...  

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Includes hydropower, solar, wind, geothermal, biomass and ethanol. Nuclear & Uranium. Uranium fuel, nuclear reactors, generation, spent fuel. Total Energy.

399

Analysis Of Factors Affecting Natural Source Slf Electromagnetic...  

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sensor orientation and the received artificial electromagnetic interference, influence of weather conditions on the data quality and so on. The results showed that (1) There is an...

400

Hurricane Isaac affects U.S. Gulf Coast energy infrastructure ...  

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Solar › Energy in Brief ... Commission (NRC) reported that Entergy's Waterford number 3 reactor temporarily shut down due to concerns about the storm, however, ...

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A Digital Photography Framework Enabling Affective Awareness in Home Communication  

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Information Systems Laboratory 1-4-1 Kagamiyama Higashi-Hiroshima 739, Japan olivier@isl.hiroshima-u.ac.jp Tadao Ichikawa Information Systems Laboratory 1-4-1 Kagamiyama Higashi-Hiroshima 739, Japan ichikawa@isl.hiroshima

Griswold, William G.

402

Process Formulations And Curing Conditions That Affect Saltstone Properties  

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The first objective of this study was to analyze saltstone fresh properties to determine the feasibility of reducing the formulation water to premix (w/p) ratio while varying the amount of extra water and admixtures used during processing at the Saltstone Production Facility (SPF). The second part of this study was to provide information for understanding the impact of curing conditions (cure temperature, relative humidity (RH)) and processing formulation on the performance properties of cured saltstone.

Reigel, M. M.; Pickenheim, B. R.; Daniel, W. E.

2012-09-28T23:59:59.000Z

403

Space Charges Can Significantly Affect the Dynamics of Accelerator Maps  

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Space charge effects can be very important for the dynamics of intense particle beams, as they repeatedly pass through nonlinear focusing elements, aiming to maximize the beam's luminosity properties in the storage rings of a high energy accelerator. In the case of hadron beams, whose charge distribution can be considered as "frozen" within a cylindrical core of small radius compared to the beam's dynamical aperture, analytical formulas have been recently derived \\cite{BenTurc} for the contribution of space charges within first order Hamiltonian perturbation theory. These formulas involve distribution functions which, in general, do not lead to expressions that can be evaluated in closed form. In this paper, we apply this theory to an example of a charge distribution, whose effect on the dynamics can be derived explicitly and in closed form, both in the case of 2--dimensional as well as 4--dimensional mapping models of hadron beams. We find that, even for very small values of the "perveance" (strength of the space charge effect) the long term stability of the dynamics changes considerably. In the flat beam case, the outer invariant "tori" surrounding the origin disappear, decreasing the size of the beam's dynamical aperture, while beyond a certain threshold the beam is almost entirely lost. Analogous results in mapping models of beams with 2-dimensional cross section demonstrate that in that case also, even for weak tune depressions, orbital diffusion is enhanced and many particles whose motion was bounded now escape to infinity, indicating that space charges can impose significant limitations on the beam's luminosity.

T. Bountis; Ch. Skokos

2006-05-10T23:59:59.000Z

404

An Investigation of Flow Regimes Affecting the Mexico City Region  

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The Regional Atmospheric Modeling System (RAMS) is used to investigate the detailed mesoscale flow structure over the Mexico City region for a 3-day period in February 1991. The model simulation is compared with rawinsonde and tethersonde profile ...

James E. Bossert

1997-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

405

Weather Factors Affecting Rocket Operations: A Review and Case History  

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Many of the techniques employed for rocket meteorology—“rocket-casting”—have been adapted from aviation. However, the unique characteristics and requirements of rocketry demand special meteorological procedures and instrumentation, which are only ...

Jeff Kingwell; Junichiro Shimizu; Kaneaki Narita; Hirofumi Kawabata; Itsuro Shimizu

1991-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

406

A novel family of small proteins that affect plant development  

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The DVL genes represent a new group of plant proteins that influence plant growth and development. Overexpression of DVL1, and other members of the DVL family, causes striking phenotypic changes. The DVL proteins share sequence homology in their C-terminal half. Point mutations in the C-terminal domain show it is necessary and deletion studies demonstrate the C-terminal domain is sufficient to confer the overexpression phenotypes. The phenotypes observed, and the conservation of the protein sequence in the plant kingdom, does suggest the DVL proteins have a role in modulating plant growth and development. Our working hypothesis is the DVL proteins function as regulators of cellular signaling pathways that control growth and development.

John Charles Walker

2011-04-29T23:59:59.000Z

407

Fabrication Method Can Affect the Use of Block Copolymer ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... But scientists who study film formation often use a different method of casting films than a manufacturer would. One method used in industry is "flow ...

2012-10-18T23:59:59.000Z

408

Measurement Methods Affect the Observed Global Dimming and Brightening  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Surface incident solar radiation G determines our climate and environment, and has been widely observed with a single pyranometer since the late 1950s. Such observations have suggested a widespread decrease between the 1950s and 1980s (global ...

Kaicun Wang; Robert E. Dickinson; Qian Ma; John A. Augustine; Martin Wild

2013-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

409

Issues and Uncertainties Affecting Metrics for Aviation Impacts on Climate  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Metrics such as radiative forcing and global warming potential have proven to be useful tools in climate policy–related studies, including evaluation of the effects of aviation on climate, to relate different emissions to one another in order to ...

Don Wuebbles; Piers Forster; Helen Rogers; Redina Herman

2010-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

410

157 Examination of the Machining Affected Zone in Gamma ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

053 Polymer-Derived Mesoporous SiOC/ZnO Nanocomposite for Water Decontamination ... 064 Synthesis and Study of the Chemical Interaction of Strontium .... 163 The Mechanism of Metallic Iron Aggregation and Effect of Addition Agent on ...

411

Central Appalachian (CAPP) coal spot prices affect markets for ...  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

View All Tags › View Tag Cloud › ... The FOB price is quoted at the rail or barge point of origin. ... and influence other risk management mechanisms.

412

Retrievable Inferior Vena Cava Filters: Factors that Affect Retrieval Success  

SciTech Connect

Purpose: To report and analyze the indications, procedural success, and complications of retrievable inferior vena cava filters (rIVCF) placement and to identify parameters that influence retrieval attempt and failure. Methods: Between January 2005 and December 2010, a total of 200 patients (80 men, median age 67 years, range 11-95 years) received a rIVCF with the clinical possibility that it could be removed. All patients with rIVCF were prospectively entered into a database and followed until retrieval or a decision not to retrieve the filter was made. A retrospective analysis of this database was performed. Results: Sixty-one percent of patients had an accepted indication for filter placement; 39% of patients had a relative indication. There was a tendency toward a higher retrieval rate in patients with relative indications (40% vs. 55%, P = 0.076). Filter placement was technically successful in all patients, with no procedure-related mortality. The retrieval rate was 53%. Patient age of >80 years (odds ratio [OR] 0.056, P > 0.0001) and presence of malignancy (OR 0.303, P = 0.003) was associated with a significantly reduced probability for attempted retrieval. Retrieval failure occurred in 7% (6 of 91) of all retrieval attempts. A time interval of > 90 days between implantation and attempted retrieval was associated with retrieval failure (OR 19.8, P = 0.009). Conclusions: Patient age >80 years and a history of malignancy are predictors of a reduced probability for retrieval attempt. The rate of retrieval failure is low and seems to be associated with a time interval of >90 days between filter placement and retrieval.

Geisbuesch, Philipp, E-mail: philippgeisbuesch@gmx.de; Benenati, James F.; Pena, Constantino S.; Couvillon, Joseph; Powell, Alex; Gandhi, Ripal; Samuels, Shaun; Uthoff, Heiko [Baptist Cardiac and Vascular Institute, Division of Vascular and Interventional Radiology (United States)

2012-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

413

Modeling and simulation of catastrophic events affecting critical infrastructure systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Critical infrastructure systems are very important to the socioeconomic stability of any nation and the overall well-being of humans. However, those infrastructure systems are vulnerable to the distractive forces of natural and anthropogenic episodic ... Keywords: animation, emergency evacuation, episodic events, flooding, infrastructure, safety, security, simulation, visualization

Panagiotis D. Scarlatos; Evangelos I. Kaisar; Ramesh Teegavarapu

2009-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

414

Microstructure Engineering of the Heat Affected Zone in Linepipe ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

First Principles Modeling of Shape Memory Alloy Magnetic Refrigeration Materials ... of Lithium Battery Materials LiMPO4 (M = Mn, Fe, Co, and Ni): A Comparative ... Forming-Crush Simulation Optimization Using Internal State Variable Model.

415

Overview of U.S. Legislation and Regulations Affecting Offshore ...  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

exploration and production in offshore regions of the United States. It discusses the role and importance of these areas as well as the competing interests ...

416

Queuing model based on scheduling strategies affect local network services  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper is a comprehensive study of some queuing scheduling strategies that operates on a local network. The study addresses the most convenient strategies used in operating systems. It indicates a new queue model based on some scheduling strategies ... Keywords: first come first serve, last come first serve, network services, queue jobs, queue strategy, strategies performance

Zakaria Suliman Zubi; Ismaeel H. Al-Dubar

2009-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

417

Status of State Regulatory Policies Affecting DER Market Development  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Distributed energy resources (DER) have the potential to significantly transform the relationship of utilities and customers, and to introduce a much richer set of tools for providing not only power, but also reliability, security, flexibility and power quality in energy systems. However, the deployment of DER has lagged far behind the expectations. One of the most significant barriers is the manner in which the electricity industry has been built and historically operated -- to suit customer needs under...

2004-01-19T23:59:59.000Z

418

How Does Wind Affect Coal? Cycling, Emissions, and Costs (Presentation)  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This presentation describes in general fashion what the emissions and economic impacts of wind power generation on fossil power plants looks like and also offers some mitigation ideas.

Lew, D.; Brinkman, G.; Milligan, M.

2011-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

419

Analysis of institutional mechanisms affecting residential and commercial buildings retrofit  

SciTech Connect

Barriers to energy conservation in the residential and commercial sectors influence (1) the willingness of building occupants to modify their energy usage habits, and (2) the willingness of building owners/occupants to upgrade the thermal characteristics of the structures within which they live or work and the appliances which they use. The barriers that influence the willingness of building owners/occupants to modify the thermal efficiency characteristics of building structures and heating/cooling systems are discussed. This focus is further narrowed to include only those barriers that impede modifications to existing buildings, i.e., energy conservation retrofit activity. Eight barriers selected for their suitability for Federal action in the residential and commercial sectors and examined are: fuel pricing policies that in the short term do not provide enough incentive to invest in energy conservation; high finance cost; inability to evaluate contractor performance; inability to evaluate retrofit products; lack of well-integrated or one-stop marketing systems (referred to as lack of delivery systems); lack of precise or customized information; lack of sociological/psychological incentives; and use of the first-cost decision criterion (expanded to include short-term payback criterion for the commercial sector). The impacts of these barriers on energy conservation are separately assessed for the residential and commercial sectors.

1980-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

420

Solar activity can affect transmission grid, but 2013 activity ...  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Biofuels: Ethanol & Biodiesel ... because Earth presents such a tiny target in a large solar system. National Aeronautics and Space Administration ...

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421

The Perspective and Affects of Energy and Industry  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

For years, the aluminum industry and the Pacific northwest have maintained a ... supply of suffucient and affordable electricity—until—power shortaged and ...

422

Technological rules and constraints affecting design of precast concrete housing  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Precast concrete technology is of great importance in multifamily housing. This technology provides the possibility to the industrialize housing construction and thus enhance the availability and quality of houses. With ...

Nakamura, Takashi

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

423

Do hep neutrinos affect the solar neutrino energy spectrum?  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

If the low energy cross section for 3He + p goes to 4He + e + nu_e, the `hep' reaction, is > 20 times larger than the best (but uncertain) theoretical estimates, then this reaction could significantly influence the electron energy spectrum produced by solar neutrino interactions and measured in the SuperKamiokande, SNO, and ICARUS experiments. We compare predicted energy spectra for different assumed hep fluxes and different neutrino oscillation scenarios with the observed SuperKamiokande spectrum. The spectra with enhanced hep contributions provide better fits to the SuperKamiokande data.

John Bahcall; Plamen Krastev

1998-07-29T23:59:59.000Z

424

Interface Affected Cascading In Nuclear Materials and Its Correlation ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

About this Abstract. Meeting, Materials Science & Technology 2012. Symposium, Materials Development for Nuclear Applications and Extreme Environments.

425

Size does matter: how image size affects aesthetic perception?  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

There is no doubt that an image's content determines how people assess the image aesthetically. Previous works have shown that image contrast, saliency features, and the composition of objects may jointly determine whether or not an image is perceived ... Keywords: crowdsourcing, human percpetion, image aesthetics, quality assessment, size-dependent aesthetics

Wei-Ta Chu, Yu-Kuang Chen, Kuan-Ta Chen

2013-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

426

Summer maintenance affects North Sea crude oil production and ...  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Wind › Geothermal › ... Each summer, maintenance on offshore production platforms and pipelines in the North Sea temporarily reduces the supply of North Sea crude ...

427

Mechanisms Affecting the Overturning Response in Global Warming Simulations  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Climate models used to produce global warming scenarios exhibit widely diverging responses of the thermohaline circulation (THC). To investigate the mechanisms responsible for this variability, a regional Atlantic Ocean model driven with forcing ...

U. Schweckendiek; J. Willebrand

2005-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

428

Microstructure Engineering in the Heat Affected Zone of Advanced ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

D8: Study of Rack and Chord Assembly Formability for Jack-up Platforms ... Zone of Zr-Ti Microalloyed High-strength High-toughness Offshore Structural Steels.

429

Increases in oil prices affect broader measures of inflation ...  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Over the past ten years, the Chained Consumer Price Index (C-CPI-U) ... oil price increases boost freight transportation costs—for example, ...

430

Sociopsychological factors affecting the human response to noise exposure  

SciTech Connect

Community noise is reported to be the most often mentioned undesirable neighborhood condition in a recent US Census survey. Understanding community response to noise involves the measurement of a number of complex acoustic and nonacoustic variables and establishing the chain of relationships between physical exposure, perception, annoyance, and acceptability responses and finally complaint behavior. The perceived loudness of a noise is the most important acoustic parameter influencing annoyance and complaints, and the simple dBA unit can be used to integrate spectral characteristics of complex sounds in community studies. Although energy averaging such as Leq or Ldn can be used to describe multiple noise exposures over time, the variable trade-off relationships between number and level of exposures are somewhat obscured by such summary measures. However, they are still the best available descriptors and, until more accurate ones are developed, can be used to measure community noise environments. Perception of an identical noise exposure can vary according to the physiological noise sensitivity of a person and the activity context in which the noise is heard. Although the acoustic quality of the noise itself usually explains about 10 to 25 per cent of the variability in annoyance responses, sociopsychological variables measured in field studies account for 35 to 50 per cent of the variations in human annoyance responses. Three of the most important nonacoustic factors are the connotative fear effects of the noise signal, the feeling that those responsible for the noise are misfeasant in not reducing the noise, and the feeling that harmful health effects are produced by the noise.

Borsky, P.N.

1979-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

431

The Poetics of Affect in Contemporary Feminist Poetry  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

in Harryette Mullen’s Dictionary. ” Contemporary Literatureon Sleeping with the Dictionary) Reilly, Evelyn. “Eco-NoiseMullen’s Sleeping with the Dictionary and Race in Language/

Peacock, Laurel

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

432

Some Factors Affecting the Size Distributions of Oceanic Bubbles  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The effects of water temperature, dissolved gas saturation levels, and particulate concentrations on the size distribution of subsurface bubbles are investigated using numerical models. The input of bubbles, either at a constant rate in a “steady-...

S. A. Thorpe; P. Bowyer; D. K. Woolf

1992-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

433

REVISION TO THE FACULTY HANDBOOK IIIF: Conditions Affecting Faculty Employment  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Semester Research Leave (SSRL) Policy a. Preamble Faculty research and scholarship are part of the core Assignment (FRA) program will be replaced by the Scheduled Semester Research Leave program (SSRL). c. Procedures: i. All full-time faculty who are designated as "research active" shall be eligible for an SSRL

Lewis, Robert Michael

434

Microstructure engineering of the heat affected zone in linepipe steels  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Fouling Investigation via CFD Modeling of Annular Multiphase Flows during Underbalanced Drilling (UBD) · Hygro-Responsive Surfaces: A New Approach for ...

435

Factors Affecting Heat Transport in an Ocean General Circulation Model  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A global ocean general circulation model with idealized geometry and coupled to a simple representation of atmospheric energy fluxes is used to investigate which physical factors determine meridional heat transport. A particular focus is on ...

Igor Kamenkovich; Jochem Marotzke; Peter H. Stone

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

436

Modeling Microstructure Evolution in the Heat Affected Zone of ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

An Evolutionary Approach for the Alloy and Heat Treatment Optimization of Low Alloyed ... Steel Plate Processing for Line Pipes in Oil and Gas Transport - A ...

437

Site-Selective Ionization in Nanoclusters Affects Subsequent...  

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designing nanodevices based on quantum-dot structures, nanotubes, or two-dimensional graphene sheets. Researchers from Western Michigan University, Berkeley Lab, and other...

438

Microinjection of anticoilin antibodies affects the structure of coiled bodies  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Abstract. The coiled body is a distinct subnuclear domain enriched in small nuclear ribonucleoprotein particles (snRNPs) involved in processing of pre-mRNA. Although the function of the coiled body is still unknown, current models propose that it may have a role in snRNP biogenesis, transport, or recycling. Here we describe that anti-coilin antibodies promote a specific disappearance of the coiled body in living human cells, thus providing a novel tool for the functional analysis of this structure. Monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) were raised against recombinant human coilin, the major structural protein of the coiled body. Four mAbs are shown to induce a progressive disappearance of coiled bodies within ?6 h after microinjection into the nucleus of HeLa cells. After their disappearance, coiled bodies

Fátima Almeida; Rainer Saffrich; Wilhelm Ansorge; Maria Carmo-fonseca

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

439

Do flowers affect biomass estimate accuracy from NDVI and EVI?  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) and Enhanced Vegetation Index (EVI) are vegetation indices widely used in remote sensing of above-ground biomass. Because both indexes are based on spectral features of plant canopy, NDVI and EVI may ...

Miaogen Shen; Jin Chen; Xiaolin Zhu; Yanhong Tang; Xuehong Chen

2010-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

440

Population shifts across U.S. regions affect overall heating ...  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Energy use in homes, commercial buildings, manufacturing, and transportation. Coal. ... The share of the U.S. population living in the coldest regions, ...

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441

PROCESS FORMULATIONS AND CURING CONDITIONS THAT AFFECT SALTSTONE PROPERTIES  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The first objective of this study was to analyze saltstone fresh properties to determine the feasibility of reducing the formulation water to premix (w/p) ratio while varying the amount of extra water and admixtures used during processing at the Saltstone Production Facility (SPF). The second part of this study was to provide information for understanding the impact of curing conditions (cure temperature, relative humidity (RH)) and processing formulation on the performance properties of cured saltstone.

Reigel, M.; Pickenheim, B.; Daniel, G.

2012-09-28T23:59:59.000Z

442

Timing Affects Switchgrass Production, Forage Nutritive Value, and Nutrient Removal  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Switchgrass (Panicum virgatum L.) has potential for both bioenergy and forage. The objectives of this experiment were to: i) determine whether switchgrass could be harvested for greater nutritive value during the vegetative stage relative to early reproductive growth (boot stage); ii) compare biomass yields of switchgrass harvested once versus twice per year for bioenergy; and iii) examine effects of N fertilizer rates on harvest systems. The experiment was a randomized complete block design with a split-plot arrangement of harvest system treatments as main plot (harvest once per year after frost, harvest twice per year first at vegetative or boot stage and regrowth after frost) and nitrogen (N) fertilizer rate as subplots (0, 90, 180, and 270 kg N ha-1). Biomass yield was greatest and nutrient concentrations were least in the one-cut system. For the two-cut system, nutritive values and yields were similar. Total annual biomass increased linearly with N fertilization. Across N rates, CP concentration for the two-cut systems was 50 % greater (71 g kg-1) and ADF and NDF concentrations were 20 % lesser (465 and 856 g kg-1, respectively) than switchgrass in the one-cut system. Switchgrass harvested at vegetative through boot stage and its regrowth could provide forage of acceptable nutritive value to beef cows. However, greater nutrient removal requires appropriate soil fertility evaluation and fertilizer management for sustainable yields.

unknown authors

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

443

FCV Learning Demonstration: Factors Affecting Fuel Cell Degradation (Presentation)  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Presentation on the NREL Fuel Cell Vehicle learning demonstration prepared for the 2008 ASME Fuel Cell Conference.

Kurtz, J.; Wipke, K.; Sprik, S.

2008-06-18T23:59:59.000Z

444

Does Treatment Duration Affect Outcome After Radiotherapy for Prostate Cancer?  

SciTech Connect

Purpose: The protraction of external beam radiotherapy (RT) time is detrimental in several disease sites. In prostate cancer, the overall treatment time can be considerable, as can the potential for treatment breaks. We evaluated the effect of elapsed treatment time on outcome after RT for prostate cancer. Methods and Materials: Between April 1989 and November 2004, 1,796 men with prostate cancer were treated with RT alone. The nontreatment day ratio (NTDR) was defined as the number of nontreatment days divided by the total elapsed days of RT. This ratio was used to account for the relationship between treatment duration and total RT dose. Men were stratified into low risk (n = 789), intermediate risk (n = 798), and high risk (n = 209) using a single-factor model. Results: The 10-year freedom from biochemical failure (FFBF) rate was 68% for a NTDR <33% vs. 58% for NTDR {>=}33% (p = 0.02; BF was defined as a prostate-specific antigen nadir + 2 ng/mL). In the low-risk group, the 10-year FFBF rate was 82% for NTDR <33% vs. 57% for NTDR {>=}33% (p = 0.0019). The NTDR was independently predictive for FFBF (p = 0.03), in addition to T stage (p = 0.005) and initial prostate-specific antigen level (p < 0.0001) on multivariate analysis, including Gleason score and radiation dose. The NTDR was not a significant predictor of FFBF when examined in the intermediate-risk group, high-risk group, or all risk groups combined. Conclusions: A proportionally longer treatment duration was identified as an adverse factor in low-risk patients. Treatment breaks resulting in a NTDR of {>=}33% (e.g., four or more breaks during a 40-fraction treatment, 5 d/wk) should be avoided.

D'Ambrosio, David J. [Department of Radiation Oncology, Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, PA (United States); Li Tianyu [Department of Biostatistics, Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, PA (United States); Horwitz, Eric M. [Department of Radiation Oncology, Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, PA (United States); Chen, David Y.T. [Department of Surgical Oncology, Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, PA (United States); Pollack, Alan [Department of Radiation Oncology, Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, PA (United States); Buyyounouski, Mark K. [Department of Radiation Oncology, Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, PA (United States)], E-mail: mark.buyyounouski@fccc.edu

2008-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

445

Central Appalachian (CAPP) coal spot prices affect markets for ...  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Note: Bloomberg prices for the prompt month have been shifted forward by one month to show the spot versus delivered price for the same month.

446

Marcellus natural gas production gains affect spreads between ...  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

This basis swap is a financial instrument representing the difference in the value between natural gas in southwest Pennsylvania and the ... The natural gas price ...

447

Affective e-Learning in residential and pervasive computing environments  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

-bed that represents the kind of high-tech, context aware home-based learning environment we envisage future learners

Shen, Liping

448

Mercury control challenge for industrial boiler MACT affected facilities  

SciTech Connect

An industrial coal-fired boiler facility conducted a test program to evaluate the effectiveness of sorbent injection on mercury removal ahead of a fabric filter with an inlet flue gas temperature of 375{sup o}F. The results of the sorbent injection testing are essentially inconclusive relative to providing the facility with enough data upon which to base the design and implementation of permanent sorbent injection system(s). The mercury removal performance of the sorbents was significantly less than expected. The data suggests that 50 percent mercury removal across a baghouse with flue gas temperatures at or above 375{sup o}F and containing moderate levels of SO{sub 3} may be very difficult to achieve with activated carbon sorbent injection alone. The challenge many coal-fired industrial facilities may face is the implementation of additional measures beyond sorbent injection to achieve high levels of mercury removal that will likely be required by the upcoming new Industrial Boiler MACT rule. To counter the negative effects of high flue gas temperature on mercury removal with sorbents, it may be necessary to retrofit additional boiler heat transfer surface or spray cooling of the flue gas upstream of the baghouse. Furthermore, to counter the negative effect of moderate or high SO{sub 3} levels in the flue gas on mercury removal, it may be necessary to also inject sorbents, such as trona or hydrated lime, to reduce the SO{sub 3} concentrations in the flue gas. 2 refs., 1 tab.

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2009-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

449

Is My Operation Affected By This New Regulation?  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

proteins are not subject to the regulation. ! Renderers who sell meat and bone meal or other animal protein: Poultry, fish, vegetables c. Non protein products: Grease, tallow, fat, oil, amino acids Proteins derived

Bolding, M. Chad

450

Fuel economy standards have affected vehicle efficiency - Today in ...  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

This new footprint standard required that all vehicle manufacturers improve their fuel economy at a similar rate, regardless of the types and sizes of vehicles sold.

451

Fuel economy standards have affected vehicle efficiency - Today in ...  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Greenhouse gas data, voluntary report- ing, electric power plant emissions. Highlights ... Notes: Combined means both foreign and domestic vehicles.

452

Factors Affecting Natural Gas Prices - Energy Explained, Your ...  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Nuclear Power Plants; The Nuclear Fuel Cycle; Where Our Uranium Comes From; ... as both a plant fuel and as a feedstock for many products such as ...

453

Factors affecting potential market penetration of laser fusion power plants  

SciTech Connect

A mini-model has been constructed to estimate the optimal size of laser fusion power plants and to estimate the allowable cost of the first such plant in relation to the next best alternative. In estimating the costs of laser fusion, the mini-model incorporates such factors as market penetration, learning, economies of scale, system size, transmission costs, reserve requirements, development and licensing costs and site costs. The results of the mini-model simulations indicate that the optimal laser fusion plant size is approximately 3 GWe; risk considerations unincorporated in the mini-model suggest an optimal size closer to 2.5 GWe.

Deonigi, D.E.; Fraley, D.W.

1979-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

454

Identifying How Marine and Hydrokinetic Devices Affect Aquatic Environments  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Significant research is under way to determine the potential environmental effects of marine and hydrokinetic energy systems. This research, being guided and funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, is intended to address knowledge gaps and facilitate installation and operation of these systems.

Cada, G. F.; Copping, Andrea E.; Roberts, Jesse

2011-04-24T23:59:59.000Z

455

Hurricane Isaac affects U.S. Gulf Coast energy infrastructure ...  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Federal emergency officials believe that these characteristics of the storm suggest that flooding from rainfall is likely to pose larger risks than ...

456

Affecting Policy by Manipulating Prediction Markets: Experimental Evidence 1  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Documented results indicate prediction markets effectively aggregate information and form accurate predictions. This has led to a proliferation of markets predicting everything from the results of elections to a company’s sales to movie box office receipts. Recent research suggests prediction markets are robust to manipulation attacks and resulting market outcomes improve forecast accuracy. However, we present evidence from the lab indicating that well funded, single minded manipulators can in fact destroy a prediction market’s ability to aggregate information. Our results clearly indicate that the usefulness of prediction markets as inputs to decision making may be limited.

Cary Deck; Shengle Lin; David Porter

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

457

SEI Presentation (Full Color): Preformatted Design and ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... Analysis Page 10. © 2013 Carnegie Mellon University Project Findings: Challenges • Resulting inefficiencies from the diverse job functions and skill ...

2013-09-17T23:59:59.000Z

458

Thermal Energy Harvesting with Thermoelectrics for Self-powered Sensors: With Applications to Implantable Medical Devices, Body Sensor Networks and Aging in Place  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

an already inefficient energy conversion system. In order toenergy harvesting systems require some type of DC-to-DC conversion

Chen, Alic

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

459

Heavy Duty Diesel Particulate Matter and Fuel Consumption Modeling for Transportation Analysis  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

the amount of wasted energy (or increased emissions) due toa certain amount of energy is wasted due to inefficiencies

Scora, George Alexander

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

460

Mitigating Carbon Emissions: the Potential of Improving Efficiency of Household Appliances in China  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Efficiency of Household Appliances in China Jiang Lin8 Appliance Market inEfficiency of Household Appliances in China Executive

Lin, Jiang

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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461

Available Technologies: Tandem Photoelectrochemical Device for ...  

Semiconductor fabrication equipment manufacturers; ADVANTAGES: High mobility ... relies on expensive and energy inefficient steam reforming of petroleum. ...

462

The Jones Act : an economic and political evaluation  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

On June 5, 1920, the Merchant Marine Act of 1920, also known as the Jones Act, became law. The Jones Act, a cabotage law, restricts American waterborne domestic trade to vessels flagged in the United States, owned by ...

Smith, Richard A. (Richard Allen), 1981-

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

463

Enforcing boundaries : globalization, state power and the geography of cross- border consumption in Tijuana, Mexico  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

on “the other side”, they still preferred it to PEMEX 11 .A high PEMEX is the state-owned petroleum monopoly inof buying Shell instead of PEMEX, or American butter rather

Murià Tuñón, Magalí

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

464

Technical Report Documentation Page 1. Report No.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

and the United States ultimately depends on the actions of state-owned Petroleos Mexicanos (PEMEX), which holds), 30 percent of the Mexican government's revenues come from PEMEX. CERI expects PEMEX to continue

Texas at Austin, University of

465

Clean Energy Procurement | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

executive order on March 13, 2001 calling for at least 6% of the electricity consumed by state-owned facilities to be generated from "green" energy sources, such as wind, solar,...

466

CearaPortos | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

CearaPortos Jump to: navigation, search Name CearaPortos Place Brazil Sector Wind energy Product Brazilian state-owned port administrar hoping to build a wind farm in Ceara....

467

Mexico hopes its economy will soon be cooking with gas  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

For the last 60 years, the logo of Mexico`s energy sector could easily have been a `No trespassing` sign. Everything from finding, storing, and transporting oil and gas to siting, financing, and operating powerplants has been handled by only two state-owned entities and controlled out of a handful of offices in Mexico City. Decentralization is changing the ground rules and playing field for all of corporate Mexico. But it`s hard to imagine any Mexican company being affected more than Pemex - and not just because of its size. Analysts believe that the company wants to spend more money looking for new oil and gas reserves, both on- and off-shore. But to justify a larger investment in exploration, the company needs a larger domestic market, and that will require an expanded gas pipeline system. Gas is the focus because Pemex already knows that industrial demand for it will soon skyrocket: Last year, CFE issued new regulations that call for all of its oil-burning powerplants to switch to natural gas by 1998 to help reduce emissions of SO{sub 2}.

Reyser, J.

1996-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

468

U.S.-EC Fuel Cycle Study: Background Document to the Approach and Issues  

SciTech Connect

Introducing social costs into utility decision making is not the first best policy for internalizing damages associated with energy use. If this approach is applied to electric utilities only, energy markets could become distorted. It introduces possible anti-new source bias if applied to only new sources. It requires that other policies, such as potentially inefficient environmental laws, be taken as a given. It offers an inappropriate jurisdictional control for many issues, such as global warming or foreign policy, which will be a source of frustration for many advocates. And it could even result in increases in pollution. It would be preferable for federal and state laws to be set and designed efficiently affecting all sectors of the economy. Nonetheless, application and investment of the concept of social costing of electricity can lead to more efficient electricity generation choices. While the piecemeal problem is potentially significant, so are the benefits of social costing.

Lee, R.

1992-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

469

VARIATION OF STELLAR ENVELOPE CONVECTION AND OVERSHOOT WITH METALLICITY  

SciTech Connect

We examine how metallicity affects convection and overshoot in the superadiabatic layer of main sequence stars. We present results from a grid of three-dimensional radiation hydrodynamic simulations with four metallicities (Z = 0.040, 0.020, 0.010, 0.001), and spanning a range in effective temperature (4950 < T{sub eff} < 6230). We show that changing the metallicity alters properties of the convective gas dynamics, and the structure of the superadiabatic layer and atmosphere. Our grid of simulations shows that the amount of superadiabaticity, which tracks the transition from efficient to inefficient convection, is sensitive to changes in metallicity. We find that increasing the metallicity forces the location of the transition region to lower densities and pressures, and results in larger mean and turbulent velocities throughout the superadiabatic region. We also quantify the degree of convective overshoot in the atmosphere, and show that it increases with metallicity as well.

Tanner, Joel D.; Basu, Sarbani; Demarque, Pierre [Department of Astronomy, Yale University, P.O. Box 208101, New Haven, CT 06520-8101 (United States)] [Department of Astronomy, Yale University, P.O. Box 208101, New Haven, CT 06520-8101 (United States)

2013-04-10T23:59:59.000Z

470

Review of power quality applications of energy storage systems  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Under the sponsorship of the US Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Utility Technologies, the Energy Storage Systems Analysis and Development Department at Sandia National Laboratories contracted Sentech, Inc., to assess the impact of power quality problems on the electricity supply system. This report contains the results of several studies that have identified the cost of power quality events for electricity users and providers. The large annual cost of poor power quality represents a national inefficiency and is reflected in the cost of goods sold, reducing US competitiveness. The Energy Storage Systems (ESS) Program takes the position that mitigation merits the attention of not only the DOE but affected industries as well as businesses capable of assisting in developing solutions to these problems. This study represents the preliminary stages of an overall strategy by the ESS Program to understand the magnitude of these problems so as to begin the process of engaging industry partners in developing solutions.

Swaminathan, S.; Sen, R.K. [Sentech, Inc., Bethesda, MD (United States)

1997-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

471

Are Tableaux an Improvement on Truth-Tables? Cut-Free proofs and Bivalence  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We show that Smullyan's analytic tableaux cannot p-simulate the truth-tables. We identify the cause of this computational breakdown and relate it to an underlying semantic difficulty which is common to the whole tradition originating in Gentzen's sequent calculus, namely the dissonance between cut-free proofs and the Principle of Bivalence. Finally we discuss some ways in which this principle can be built into a tableau-like method without affecting its "analytic" nature. 1 Introduction The truth-table method, introduced by Wittgenstein in his Tractatus LogicoPhilosophicus, provides a decision procedure for propositional logic which is immediately implementable on a machine. However this time-honoured method is usually mentioned only to be immediately dismissed because of its incurable inefficiency. The well-known tableau method (which is closely related to Gentzen's cut-free sequent calculus) is commonly regarded as a "shortcut" in testing the logical validity of complex propositions...

Marcello D' Agostino

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

472

2013 TAX ISSUES THAT MAY AFFECT EMPLOYEES Expiring tax cuts for the following items may affect your paychecks on payments made after  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

,500 with an over age 50 catch-up provision of $5,500. When the employee is an Optional Retirement Plan (ORP) participant, the total tax deferral is limited to $51,000 for the total ORP employee and employer (ORP) contributions for the 2013 fiscal year allow contributions on salaries up to $250,000. This limit

473

Energy Currents  

NLE Websites -- All DOE Office Websites (Extended Search)

water purification system ideal for villages in developing nations. In many rural areas, water is disinfected by boiling, an inefficient process that is hampered by...

474

Rohm and Haas: Furnace Replacement Project Saves Energy and Improves Production at a Chemical Plant  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This DOE Industrial Technologies Program spotlight describes how Rohm and Haas's Deer Park, Texas, chemical plant reduced natural gas usage and energy costs by replacing inefficient furnace equipment.

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2006-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

475

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

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Duvall 2009-2012 Little Rock, AR University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), District Energy Service Modifications Replace inefficient steam heating system with new,...

476

sr0934.doc  

NLE Websites -- All DOE Office Websites (Extended Search)

Facility replaces a deteriorating, inefficient coal powerhouse and oil-fired boilers at a savings of approximately 35 million a year in energy and operation and...

477

Secretary Chu Highlights Support for Clean Energy and Energy...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Act to provide financial incentives to tribal homeowners to change out old, inefficient household appliances with energy efficient appliances, while the Cherokee Nation is...

478

CX-008278: Categorical Exclusion Determination | Department of...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

CX-008278: Categorical Exclusion Determination Reduction of Emissions and Thermal Inefficiencies with ClearSign Flame Control Technology CX(s) Applied: B3.6 Date: 05...

479

Multi-Function Fuel-Fired Heat Pump Research Project | Department...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

demand. Peak-load conditions can lead to high electricity prices, power quality problems, grid system inefficiencies, and eventually brown outs. Project Description This project...

480

Residential Housing Characteristics 1993 -- Detailed Tables ...  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Because so much of the energy used is lost as heat, these are highly inefficient sources of light. These common general-service bulbs emit light in ...

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481

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

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

NEPTCO Energy Efficiency Improvements for Thermal Hydrocarbon Oxidizer and Plant Lighting Involves replacing an inefficient hydrocarbon oxidizer with a new, more efficient unit to...

482

Report on HVAC option selections for a relocatable classroom energy and indoor environmental quality field study  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

generation and power line inefficiencies electric resistance heating end use efficiency and greenhouse gas emissions are necessarily higher than efficient natural

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

483

Energy Information Administration (EIA) - Analysis of Selected ...  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

The Annual Energy Outlook 2002 ... analysis of alternative cases ... for cost-inefficient solutions or even temporary supply reductions as refiners ...

484

High-tech buildings - Market transformation project  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

systems’ design use different concepts for the fans and thesystem design utilizes multiple small fans to push airin older fan-filter units, and inefficient design and layout

Applications Team

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

485

Why sequence two strains of Cyanobacteria for biological remediation...  

NLE Websites -- All DOE Office Websites (Extended Search)

out of the liquid. These techniques have industrial applications as conventional wastewater treatment processes without microbial aid are inefficient and expensive, especially...

486

Increasing operational availability of H-60 calibration support equipment .  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??The purpose of this MBA Project was to identify inefficiencies in the H-60 support equipment calibration process at Naval Air Station, North Island and analyze… (more)

Johnson, Kelly M.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

487

Orange and Rockland Utilities (Electric)- Residential Appliance Recycling Program  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

Orange and Rockland Utilities provides rebates for residential customers for recycling older, inefficient refrigerators and freezers. All appliances must meet the program requirements listed on the...

488

Commercial and Industrial Energy Conservation Programs in Illinois  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This paper presents the State of Illinois' evolving role in assisting commercial and industrial firms in identifying and improving inefficiencies in the use of energy.

Thomas, S. K.

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

489

Climate change risk and response  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

waves presents a dilemma for policymakers, as electricity demand during high peak periods is met by the most inefficient, highest polluting power plants

Kahrl, Fredrich; Roland-Holst, David

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

490

Water and Energy Interactions  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

water and wasted embodied energy. While 5% of California'senergy intensive (94). Water- inefficient fixtures and fittings (toilets, showerheads, urinals, faucets) represent both wasted

McMahon, James E.

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

491

Orange and Rockland Utilities (Electric)- Residential Efficiency Program (New York)  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

Orange and Rockland Utilities provides rebates for residential customers for recycling older, inefficient refrigerators and freezers. All appliances must meet the program requirements listed on the...

492

Baltimore Gas & Electric Company (Electric)- Commercial Energy Efficiency Program  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

Baltimore Gas and Electric (BGE) provides incentives for technical assistance, retrofitting inefficient equipment, starting a new construction project, launching a major renovation, purchasing new...

493

Net-Zero Energy Residential Buildings Overview Vision NIST ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... farms” Improper HVAC use: open bedroom windows while the furnace is running. ... inefficiencies. Why would you put the HVAC outside the ...

2012-10-13T23:59:59.000Z

494

--No Title--  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Replace windows in Clay County Administration Building, 2) replace inefficient HVAC units and install energy efficient HVAC units on Children's Justice Center building, 3)...

495

Control of HVAC Dampers by Trans-Permanent Magnetics.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??In recent years, the nation has come under an energy crunch. The energy crisis is in part due to inefficient energy use in actuators. Recent… (more)

Webber, David Wayne

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

496

Non-insecticidal insect-proofing of wool.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??Insect-proofing of wool is usually carried out by application of insecticides during dyeing. Inefficiencies in absorption of insecticide onto wool lead to aqueous effluent containing… (more)

Sunderland, Matthew Richard

497

sr0934.doc  

NLE Websites -- All DOE Office Websites (Extended Search)

renewable energy fueled facility at the Savannah River Site (SRS). The new Biomass Cogeneration Facility replaces a deteriorating, inefficient coal powerhouse and oil-fired...

498

Design of hot extrusion molding device for the continuous production of pharmaceutical tablets  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Currently, pharmaceutical tablets are manufactured in large batch operations that have inefficiencies associated with the stopping, re-configuration and testing between batches. Continuous manufacturing has the potential ...

Zampierollo, Giorgio (Giorgio Romano)

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

499

CX-001284: Categorical Exclusion Determination | Department of...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

of an older, inefficient cooling unit, 3) traffic signal upgraderetrofit to light-emitting diode (LED). DOCUMENT(S) AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD CX-001284.pdf More Documents &...

500

Executive Order 12969-Federal Acquisition and Community RightTo...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

surrounding government contractors. Savings associated with reduced raw materials usage, reduced use of costly, inefficient end-of-pipeline pollution controls, and reduced...