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Case study: Improving debt collection processes using rule-based decision engines: A case study of Capital One  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This case assesses the plethora of issues related to rule-based decision engine technology, and in particular, its role in complex and dynamic organizational processes. This paper argues rule-based engines can effectively be implemented for good organizational ... Keywords: Capital One, Debt collection, Project Edison, Rule-based decision, Rule-based engine

Amita Goyal Chin; Hiren Kotak

2006-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Improved collecting apparatus  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An improved collecting apparatus for small aquatic or airborne organisms such as plankton, larval fish, insects, etc. The improvement constitutes an apertured removal container within which is retained a collecting bag, and which is secured at the apex of a conical collecting net. Such collectors are towed behind a vessel or vehicle with the open end of the conical net facing forward for trapping the aquatic or airborne organisms within the collecting bag, while allowing the water or air to pass through the apertures in the container. The container is readily removable from the collecting net whereby the collecting bag can be quickly removed and replaced for further sample collection. The collecting bag is provided with means for preventing the bag from being pulled into the container by the water or air following therethrough.

Duncan, C.P.

1981-03-05T23:59:59.000Z

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The Cost of Debt ?  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We estimate firm-specific marginal cost of debt functions for a large panel of companies between 1980 and 2007. The marginal cost curves are identified by exogenous variation in the marginal tax benefits of debt. The location of a given company’s cost of debt function varies with characteristics such as asset collateral, size, book-to-market, asset tangibility, cash flows, and whether the firm pays dividends. By integrating the area between benefit and cost functions we estimate that the equilibrium net benefit of debt is 3.5 % of asset value, resulting from an estimated gross benefit of debt of 10.4 % of asset value and an estimated cost of debt of 6.9%. We find that the cost of being overlevered is asymmetrically higher than the cost of being underlevered and that expected default costs constitute approximately half of the total ex ante cost of debt. We thank Rick Green (the Acting Editor), and an anonymous referee, Heitor Almeida, Ravi Bansal,

Jules H. Van Binsbergen; John R. Graham; Jie Yang

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Hydraulic Fracturing Data Collection Tools Improve Environmental Reporting,  

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

Hydraulic Fracturing Data Collection Tools Improve Environmental Hydraulic Fracturing Data Collection Tools Improve Environmental Reporting, Monitoring, Protection Hydraulic Fracturing Data Collection Tools Improve Environmental Reporting, Monitoring, Protection April 18, 2013 - 12:03pm Addthis Washington, DC -Two data collection tools specifically developed for hydraulic fracturing are available to help regulatory agencies monitor drilling and completion operations and enhance environmental protection. Developed with support from the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Fossil Energy (FE), the Risk Based Data Management System (RBDMS) and FracFocus chemical disclosure registry provide a way for industry professionals, regulatory agencies and the general public to more easily access information on oil and natural gas activities. These reporting and

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Hydraulic Fracturing Data Collection Tools Improve Environmental Reporting,  

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

Hydraulic Fracturing Data Collection Tools Improve Environmental Hydraulic Fracturing Data Collection Tools Improve Environmental Reporting, Monitoring, Protection Hydraulic Fracturing Data Collection Tools Improve Environmental Reporting, Monitoring, Protection April 18, 2013 - 12:03pm Addthis Washington, DC -Two data collection tools specifically developed for hydraulic fracturing are available to help regulatory agencies monitor drilling and completion operations and enhance environmental protection. Developed with support from the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Fossil Energy (FE), the Risk Based Data Management System (RBDMS) and FracFocus chemical disclosure registry provide a way for industry professionals, regulatory agencies and the general public to more easily access information on oil and natural gas activities. These reporting and

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Hydraulic Fracturing Data Collection Tools Improve Environmental Reporting,  

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8, 2013 8, 2013 Hydraulic Fracturing Data Collection Tools Improve Environmental Reporting, Monitoring, Protection Washington, D.C. -Two data collection tools specifically developed for hydraulic fracturing are available to help regulatory agencies monitor drilling and completion operations and enhance environmental protection. Developed with support from the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Fossil Energy (FE), the Risk Based Data Management System (RBDMS) and FracFocus chemical disclosure registry (http://fracfocus.org/) provide a way for industry professionals, regulatory agencies and the general public to more easily access information on oil and natural gas activities. These reporting and data collection tools have been developed by the Groundwater Protection Council (GWPC) and various states.

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Flue gas conditioning for improved particle collection in electrostatic precipitators  

SciTech Connect

The purpose of this research program is to identify and evaluate a variety of additives capable of increasing particle cohesion which could be used for improving collection efficiency in an ESP. A three-phase screening process will be used to provide the, evaluation of many additives in a logical and cost-effective manner. The three step approach involves the following experimental setups: 1. Provide a preliminary screening in the laboratory by measuring the effects of various conditioning agents on reentrainment of flyash particles in an electric field operating at simulated flue gas conditions. 2. Evaluate the successful additives using a 100 acfm bench-scale ESP operating on actual flue gas. 3. Obtain the data required for scaling up the technology by testing the two or three most promising conditioning agents at the pilot scale.

Durham, M.D.

1992-04-27T23:59:59.000Z

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Mortgage Debt Overhang: Reduced Investment by Homeowners with Negative Equity  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

[Do not cite without author’s permission] Homeowners with negative equity have less incentive to invest in their property. They face a debt overhang: in expectation, some value created by equity investments in the property will go to the lender. Using rich microdata on household expenditures, I show that debt overhang plays an important role in household financial decisions. I find that homeowners with negative equity cut back substantially on mortgage principal payments, home improvements and home maintenance spending. At the same time, these households show no difference in durable spending on automobiles, furniture and home appliances, investments that are not attached to the home. The decline in mortgage principal payments is particularly large for negative equity homeowners in non-recourse states, where strategic default is more likely because lenders have limited claim on non-housing wealth. Debt overhang, rather than financial constraints, best explains this set of facts. Given the prevalence of negative home equity in today’s housing market, the results suggest that home prices will grow more slowly in the future because of underinvestment. In addition, the potential deadweight loss due to home foreclosures is only part

Brian T. Melzer

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Collection  

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Collection Collection and Analysis of Expressed Sequence Tags Derived from Laser Capture Microdissected Switchgrass (Panicum virgatum L. Alamo) Vascular Tissues Avinash C. Srivastava & Karuppaiah Palanichelvam & Junying Ma & Jarrod Steele & Elison B. Blancaflor & Yuhong Tang # Springer Science+Business Media, LLC. 2010 Abstract Switchgrass is a perennial C4 grass that thrives in a wide range of North American habitats and is an emerging crop for the production of lignocellulosic biofuels. Lignin is an integral component of secondary plant cell walls that provides structural rigidity to the cell wall but it interferes with the conversion of cellulose to fermentable sugars by prevent- ing chemical access to cellulose. Thus, one strategy for improving production of cellulosic ethanol is the down- regulation of lignin in plants. To achieve this goal, it is important

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Using predictive analysis to improve invoice-to-cash collection  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

It is commonly agreed that accounts receivable (AR) can be a source of financial difficulty for firms when they are not efficiently managed and are underperforming. Experience across multiple industries shows that effective management of AR and overall ... Keywords: accounts receivable, invoice to cash, knowledge discovery, order to cash, payment collection, predictive modeling

Sai Zeng; Prem Melville; Christian A. Lang; Ioana Boier-Martin; Conrad Murphy

2008-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A formal approach to technical debt decision making  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The notion of technical debt attracts significant attention, especially in the context of reconciling architecture and agile development. However, most work on technical debt is still largely informal and if it provides a formalization it is often ad-hoc. ... Keywords: Cost Estimation, Decision Making, Formal Model, Incremental Development, Software Systems, Technical Debt

Klaus Schmid

2013-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Acquiring topic features to improve event extraction: in pre-selected and balanced collections  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Event extraction is a particularly challenging type of information extraction (IE) that may require inferences from the whole article. However, most current event extraction systems rely on local information at the phrase or sentence level, and do not consider the article as a whole, thus limiting extraction performance. Moreover, most annotated corpora are artificially enriched to include enough positive samples of the events of interest; event identification on a more balanced collection, such as unfiltered newswire, may perform much worse. In this paper, we investigate the use of unsupervised topic models to extract topic features to improve event extraction both on test data similar to training data, and on more balanced collections. We compare this unsupervised approach to a supervised multi-label text classifier, and show that unsupervised topic modeling can get better results for both collections, and especially for a more balanced collection. We show that the unsupervised topic model can improve trigger, argument and role labeling by 3.5%, 6.9 % and 6% respectively on a pre-selected corpus, and by 16.8%, 12.5 % and 12.7 % on a balanced corpus. 1

Shasha Liao; Ralph Grishman

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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DOE O 533.1, Collection from Current and Former Employees for Indebtedness to the United States  

Directives, Delegations, and Requirements

To prescribe the policy and procedures for collecting debts owed by current and former Department of Energy (DOE) and National Nuclear Security Administration ...

2003-09-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Loans for Refinancing Debt (New York) | Department of Energy  

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

Loans for Refinancing Debt (New York) Loans for Refinancing Debt (New York) Loans for Refinancing Debt (New York) < Back Eligibility Agricultural Commercial Construction Fuel Distributor Industrial Installer/Contractor Institutional Investor-Owned Utility Low-Income Residential Multi-Family Residential Municipal/Public Utility Nonprofit Residential Retail Supplier Rural Electric Cooperative Schools Systems Integrator Transportation Utility Savings Category Alternative Fuel Vehicles Hydrogen & Fuel Cells Buying & Making Electricity Water Home Weatherization Solar Wind Program Info State New York Program Type Loan Program Provider New York Business Development Corporation NYBDC provides Loans for Refinancing Debt. It can refinance up to 80% of the value of the business's collateral, and the repayment period is tied

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Flue gas conditioning for improved particle collection in electrostatic precipitators. Quarterly technical report  

SciTech Connect

The purpose of this research program is to identify and evaluate a variety of additives capable of increasing particle cohesion which could be used for improving collection efficiency in an ESP. A three-phase screening process will be used to provide the, evaluation of many additives in a logical and cost-effective manner. The three step approach involves the following experimental setups: 1. Provide a preliminary screening in the laboratory by measuring the effects of various conditioning agents on reentrainment of flyash particles in an electric field operating at simulated flue gas conditions. 2. Evaluate the successful additives using a 100 acfm bench-scale ESP operating on actual flue gas. 3. Obtain the data required for scaling up the technology by testing the two or three most promising conditioning agents at the pilot scale.

Durham, M.D.

1992-04-27T23:59:59.000Z

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Impact of geothermal technology improvements on royalty collections on federal lands: Volume II: Appendices  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This volume contains the appendices for the ''Impact of Geothermal Technology Improvements on Royalty Collections on Federal Lands, Final Report, Volume I.'' The material in this volume supports the conclusions presented in Volume I and details each Known Geothermal Resource Area's (KGRA's) royalty estimation. Appendix A details the physical characteristics of each KGRA considered in Volume I. Appendix B supplies summary narratives on each state which has a KGRA. The information presented in Appendix C shows the geothermal power plant area proxies chosen for each KGRA considered within the report. It also provides data ranges which fit into the IMGEO model for electric energy cost estimates. Appendix D provides detailed cost information from the IMGEO model if no Geothermal Program RandD goals were completed beyond 1987 and if all the RandD goals were completed by the year 2000. This appendix gives an overall electric cost and major system costs, which add up to the overall electric cost. Appendix E supplies information for avoided cost projections for each state involved in the study that were used in the IMGEO model run to determine at what cost/kWh a 50 MWe plant could come on line. Appendix F supplies the code used in the determination of royalty income, as well as, tabled results of the royalty runs (detailed in Appendix G). The tabled results show royalty incomes, assuming a 10% discount rate, with and without RandD and with and without a $0.01/kWh transmission cost. Individual data sheets for each KGRA royalty income run are presented in Appendix G.

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1988-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Cloud Hunter’s Problem: An Automated Decision Algorithm to Improve the Productivity of Scientific Data Collection in Stochastic Environments  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A decision algorithm is presented that improves the productivity of data collection activities in stochastic environments. The algorithm was developed in the context of an aircraft field campaign organized to collect data in situ from boundary ...

Arthur A. Small III; Jason B. Stefik; Johannes Verlinde; Nathaniel C. Johnson

2011-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Impact of geothermal technology improvements on royalty collections on Federal lands: Volume 1  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The purpose of this study was to predict the value of increased royalties that could be accrued through the year 2010 by the federal government as a result of the accomplishments of the US Department of Energy (DOE) geothermal research and development (RandD) program. The technology improvements considered in this study coincide with the major goals and objectives of the DOE program as set forth in Section 3.0 and will: allow the geothermal industry to maintain a long-term competitive posture in the more favorable fields; and permit it to become competitive where the resource is of lower quality. The study was confined to power generation from liquid-dominated hydrothermal geothermal reservoirs. The technologies for exploiting the liquid-dominated, or hot water, fields for power generation are relatively new and still under development. Thus, each technology enhancement that permits greater economic use of the resource will potentially enhance royalty revenues. Potential royalty revenue from dry steam power production at The Geysers, direct use of geothermal fluids, and use of advanced geothermal technologies (i.e., hot dry rock, magma, and geopressured) has not been considered in this assessment. 12 refs.

Not Available

1988-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Collecting apparatus  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An improved collecting apparatus for small aquatic or airborne organisms such as plankton, larval fish, insects, etc. The improvement constitutes an apertured removal container within which is retained a collecting bag, and which is secured at the apex of a conical collecting net. Such collectors are towed behind a vessel or vehicle with the open end of the conical net facing forward for trapping the aquatic or airborne organisms within the collecting bag, while allowing the water or air to pass through the apertures in the container. The container is readily removable from the collecting net whereby the collecting bag can be quickly removed and replaced for further sample collection. The collecting bag is provided with means for preventing the bag from being pulled into the container by the water or air flowing therethrough.

Duncan, Charles P. (Walnut Creek, CA)

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Bank for International Settlements European Central Bank International Monetary Fund Handbook on Securities Statistics – Second draft of part one: debt securities issuesSUMMARY  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Section 2: Main features of debt securities........................................................................... 10 Section 3: Institutional units and sectors.............................................................................. 13 Section 4: Securitisation....................................................................................................... 20

unknown authors

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Debt Composition and Balance Sheet Effect Of Currency Crisis in Indonesia1  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

1 Debt Composition and Balance Sheet Effect Of Currency Crisis in Indonesia1 Prepared by Agustinus condition in Indonesia. Therefore, even though currency depreciation is not related significantly to firm and Indonesia; despite some slowdown in growth in 1996, there was not a strong case that any of the countries

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Debt swapping as a tool for economic and social stabilization in Russia's closed nuclear cities  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The magnitude of Russian foreign debt, both official bilateral and commercial, compounded by collapse of the Russian economic system, is an obstacle in preventing the Russian Federation from effectively increasing the domestic priority of drawing down its nuclear weapons complex and providing a healthy, competitive environment to its nuclear cities. Debt-for-nature swaps, introduced in the early 1980s, provide debtor nations with a means of converting a portion of foreign debt into local currency, often at steep discounts, to use for purposes such as environmental protection that serve both a domestic and international need. This paper presents the debt-for-nature concept as a model for providing an infusion of funds to further U.S. and international nonproliferation objectives to help stabilize Russian closed city economic conditions through direct work on proliferation problems and remediation of the environment. A specific proposal is presented to demonstrate the utility and efficacy of the dept swap concept through initial collaboration with the city administration of Ozersk. The purpose of the proposal is to facilitate making Ozersk a safe, healthy competitive city, providing useful employment for its scientists and population and converting its superior infrastructure into productive activities.

JL Fuller; KM Leek

2000-03-08T23:59:59.000Z

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The Difference Between Certainly and Perhaps: The Bargaining Strategies of Venezuela and Argentina In Commercial Debt Negotiations  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

n.a. n.a. Brazil Mexico Venezuela Chile Total Note: BankThe Renegotiation of Venezuela's Foreign Debt During 1982of repayment was whether Venezuela would have to accept an

Doherty, E.

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Improved  

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Improved Improved cache performance in Monte Carlo transport calculations using energy banding A. Siegel a , K. Smith b , K. Felker c,∗ , P . Romano b , B. Forget b , P . Beckman c a Argonne National Laboratory, Theory and Computing Sciences and Nuclear Engineering Division b Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering c Argonne National Laboratory, Theory and Computing Sciences Abstract We present an energy banding algorithm for Monte Carlo (MC) neutral parti- cle transport simulations which depend on large cross section lookup tables. In MC codes, read-only cross section data tables are accessed frequently, ex- hibit poor locality, and are typically much too large to fit in fast memory. Thus, performance is often limited by long latencies to RAM, or by off-node communication latencies when the data footprint is very large and must be decomposed on

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Improvements in Representations of Cloud Microphysics for BBHRP and Models using Data Collected during M-PACE and TWP-ICE  

SciTech Connect

In our research we proposed to use data collected during the 2004 Mixed-Phase Arctic Cloud Experiment (MPACE) and the 2006 Tropical Warm Pool International Cloud Experiment (TWP-ICE) to improve retrievals of ice and mixed-phase clouds, to improve our understanding of how cloud and radiative processes affect cloud life cycles, and to develop and test methods for using ARM data more effectively in model. In particular, we proposed to: 1) use MPACE in-situ data to determine how liquid water fraction and cloud ice and liquid effective radius (r{sub ei} and r{sub ew}) vary with temperature, normalized cloud altitude and other variables for Arctic mixed-phase clouds, and to use these data to evaluate the performance of model parameterization schemes and remote sensing retrieval algorithms; 2) calculate rei and size/shape distributions using TWP-ICE in-situ data, investigate their dependence on cirrus type (oceanic or continental anvils or cirrus not directly traced to convection), and develop and test representations for MICROBASE; 3) conduct fundamental research enhancing our understanding of cloud/radiative interactions, concentrating on effects of small crystals and particle shapes and sizes on radiation; and 4) improve representations of microphysical processes for models (fall-out, effective density, mean scattering properties, rei and rew) and provide them to ARM PIs. In the course of our research, we made substantial progress on all four goals.

Greg M. McFarquhar

2010-02-22T23:59:59.000Z

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Scope for Cost Minimization in Public Debt Management: the Case of the UK  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

constant. This formulation is a mirror image of the familiar efficient portfolio problem in finance. The risk parameter ? captures the relative weight attached by the debt manager to the interest cost volatility, and has a similar status as the risk... Metric estimator given by ?ˆt|t?1 = µ 1? ? 1? ?n ¶ nX j=1 ?j?1et?je0t?j , where et is the 2×1 vector of recursive forecast errors, ? is a decay coefficient and n is the size of the observation window. This estimator is used extensively in the professional finance...

Coe, Patrick J; Pesaran, M Hashem

2004-06-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Collection understanding  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Collection understanding shifts the traditional focus of retrieval in large collections from locating specific artifacts to gaining a comprehensive view of the collection. Visualization tools are critical to the process of efficient collection understanding ... Keywords: ambient slideshow, collection understanding, digital libraries, image visualization, information visualization, streaming collage, variably gridded thumbnails

Michelle Chang; John J. Leggett; Richard Furuta; Andruid Kerne; J. Patrick Williams; Samuel A. Burns; Randolph G. Bias

2004-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Continuous Audit Implications on Internet Technology: Triggering Agents over the Web in the Domain of Debt Covenant Compliance  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants have together called on the research community to show how continuous audit (CA) could be implemented in various auditing domains. In response ... Keywords: continuous audit, debt covenant, workflow, Cold Fusion

J. Woodroof; D. Searcy

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Climate Collections  

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Regional/Global > Climate Collections Regional/Global > Climate Collections Climate Collections Overview Climate encompasses the statistics of temperature, humidity, atmospheric pressure, wind, rainfall, atmospheric particle count, and numerous other meteorological elements in a given region over long periods of time. Climate can be contrasted to weather, which is the present condition of these same elements over periods up to two weeks. The climate collections project includes data sets containing measured and modeled values for variables such as temperature, precipitation, humidity, radiation, wind velocity, and cloud cover and include station measurements as well as gridded mean values. The ORNL DAAC Climate Collections Data archive includes 10 data products from the following categories:

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Hydroclimatology Collections  

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North America. What about the two CD's are we going to archive them? See THIS LINK. The ORNL DAAC Hydroclimatology Collections Data archive includes the following data products:...

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Summary of Temperature Data Collected to Improve Emergence Timing Estimates for Chum and Fall Chinook Salmon in the Lower Columbia River, 1998-2004 Progress Report.  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

From 1999 through 2004, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory collected temperature data from within chum and fall Chinook salmon spawning gravels and the overlying river at 21 locations in the Ives Island area approximately 5 km downstream from Bonneville Dam. Sample locations included areas where riverbed temperatures were elevated, potentially influencing alevin development and emergence timing. The study objectives were to (1) collect riverbed and river temperature data each year from the onset of spawning (October) to the end of emergence (June) and (2) provide those data in-season to fisheries management agencies to assist with fall Chinook and chum salmon emergence timing estimates. Three systems were used over the life of the study. The first consisted of temperature sensors deployed inside piezometers that were screened to the riverbed or the river within chum and fall Chinook salmon spawning areas. These sensors required direct access by staff to download data and were difficult to recover during high river discharge. The second system consisted of a similar arrangement but with a wire connecting the thermistor to a data logger attached to a buoy at the water surface. This system allowed for data retrieval at high river discharge but proved relatively unreliable. The third system consisted of temperature sensors installed in piezometers such that real-time data could be downloaded remotely via radio telemetry. After being downloaded, data were posted hourly on the Internet. Several times during the emergence season of each year, temperature data were downloaded manually and provided to management agencies. During 2003 and 2004, the real-time data were made available on the Internet to assist with emergence timing estimates. Examination of temperature data reveals several important patterns. Piezometer sites differ in the direction of vertical flow between surface and subsurface water. Bed temperatures in upwelling areas are more stable during salmon spawning and incubation than they are in downwelling areas. Bed temperatures in downwelling areas generally reflect river temperatures. Chum and fall Chinook salmon spawning is spatially segregated, with chum salmon in upwelling areas and fall Chinook salmon in downwelling areas. Although these general patterns remain similar among the years during which data were collected, differences also exist that are dependent on interannual flow characteristics.

Arntzen, E.; Geist, D.; Hanrahan, T.

2005-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy Level Alignment in PCDTBT:PC70BM Solar Cells: Solution Processed NiOx for Improved Hole Collection and Efficiency  

SciTech Connect

Solution-based NiO{sub x} outperforms PEDOT:PSS in device performance and stability when used as a hole-collection layer in bulk-heterojunction (BHJ) solar cells formed with poly[N-9'-heptadecanyl-2,7-carbazole-alt-5,5-(4',7'-di-2-thienyl-2',1',3'-benzothiadiazole)] (PCDTBT) and PC70BM. The origin of the enhancement is clarified by studying the interfacial energy level alignment between PCDTBT or the 1:4 blended heterojunctions and PEDOT:PSS or NiO{sub x} using ultraviolet and inverse photoemission spectroscopies. The 1.6 eV electronic gap of PEDOT:PSS and energy level alignment with the BHJ result in poor hole selectivity of PEDOT:PSS and allows electron recombination at the PEDOT:PSS/BHJ interface. Conversely, the large band gap (3.7 eV) of NiO{sub x} and interfacial dipole (0.6 eV) with the organic active layer leads to a hole-selective interface. This interfacial dipole yields enhanced electron blocking properties by increasing the barrier to electron injection. The presence of such a strong dipole is predicted to further promote hole collection from the organic layer into the oxide, resulting in increased fill factor and short circuit current. An overall decrease in recombination is manifested in an increase in open circuit voltage and power conversion efficiency of the device on NiO{sub x} versus PEDOT:PSS interlayers.

Ratcliff, E. L.; Meyer, J.; Steirer, K. X.; Armstrong, N. R.; Olson, D.; Kahn, A.

2012-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Collective innovation  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The ability to innovate sits at the heart of an organization's ability to succeed in a competitive environment. An organization can innovate by improving existing products, services, or processes or by generating new ...

Slawsby, Alex (Alex David)

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Data collection  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

0.054; wR factor = 0.127; data-to-parameter ratio = 16.9. The title compound, C22H17NO, is a novel Schiff base synthesized via a condensation reaction between 9-anthracenecarboxaldehyde and 2-amino-p-cresol. The asymmetric unit contains two independent molecules that are joined by an O— H OH hydrogen bond. An intramolecular O—H N hydrogen bond occurs in each molecule.-stacking about inversion centers was observed between adjacent phenol rings [centroid–centroid distance = 3.850 (2) A ? ] and adjacent anthracene rings [centroid–centroid distance = 3.834 (2) A ?]. The C—N C—C torsion angles between the phenol and anthracene rings are close to 180 with values of 174.06 (15) and 179.85 (14). Related literature For related structures, see: De et al. (2008); Ünver et al. (2009). For bond-length data, see: Allen et al. (1987). For background to the use of luminescent metal complexes formed by Schiff bases in light emitting diode construction and solar energy collection, see: Liao et al. (2009); Mak et al. (2009).

Andrés Villalp; A Frank R. Fronczek B; Isovitsch A; Triclinic P; Mo K Radiation

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Public Law 104-134  

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

4-134 4-134 Debt Collection Improvement Act of 1996 (Public Law 104-134) Updated April 30, 1999 The President has signed into law historic legislation having a major impact on the way the Federal Government makes payments and collects its debts. Within the Omnibus Consolidated Rescissions and Appropriations Act of 1996 (Public Law 104-134) is the Debt Collection Improvement Act of 1996. The legislation provides an excellent opportunity for the Federal Government to move toward its goal of increased electronic commerce and improved cash and debt collection management. It is our intent to expeditiously implement the law to fulfill the Congressional mandate. The Act will enhance debt collection Government-wide, as well as mandate the use of electronic funds transfer (EFT) for Federal payments, allow Federal Reserve Bank

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Easy Access to Energy Improvement Funds  

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EASY ACCESS TO ENERGY IMPROVEMENT EASY ACCESS TO ENERGY IMPROVEMENT FUNDS IN THE PUBLIC SECTOR Are you postponing the installation of energy efficiency projects because the money is not in your current budget? Do you find yourself weighing the benefits of installing energy efficiency equipment today against the hassles and expense of requesting new or additional debt? Are energy efficiency projects being delayed because you are understaffed? If you answered "YES" to any of these questions, you will be happy to know there are several simple, fast, legal, and well-tested financing alternatives that may address your concerns. In the public sector, two of the most popular mechanisms for financing energy efficiency projects are performance contracts and tax- exempt lease-purchase agreements. A

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Vegetation Collections Project Page  

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Vegetation Collections Vegetation Collections Vegetation Collections Overview Vegetation regulates the flow of numerous biogeochemical cycles, most critically those of water, carbon, and nitrogen; it is also of great importance in local and global energy balances. Vegetation collections data include: Biomass Biome Characteristics Litter Chemistry and Decomposition Geoecology Nutrient Concentration, Profiles, and Turnover Global Fire Emissions, Vegetation, and Leaf Area Index (LAI) Ecosystem Structure and Function Phenoregions Carbon Flux Vegetation Resources The following resources related to Vegetation Collections are maintained by the ORNL DAAC: Global Leaf Area Index Data Net Primary Production Project Get Vegetation Data Find and order data sets: See list of data sets and download data

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Collective error detection for MPI collective operations  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

An MPI profiling library is a standard mechanism for intercepting MPI calls by applications. Profiling libraries are so named because they are commonly used to gather performance data on MPI programs. Here we present a profiling library whose purpose ... Keywords: MPI, collective, datatype, errors, hashing

Chris Falzone; Anthony Chan; Ewing Lusk; William Gropp

2005-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Multiprocessing compactifying garbage collection  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Algorithms for a multiprocessing compactifying garbage collector are presented and discussed. The simple case of two processors, one performing LISP-like list operations and the other performing garbage collection continuously, is thoroughly examined. ... Keywords: LISP, compactification, data structures, free storage, garbage collection, gc processor, list processing, multiprocessing, parallel processing, pointers, reclaimer, relocation, semaphores, storage allocation, storage reclamation, synchronization

Guy L. Steele, Jr.

1975-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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UESC Data Collection Update  

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

UESC Data UESC Data Collection Evan Fuka Energetics, Incorporated 2 | Federal Energy Management Program eere.energy.gov * Overview of Data Collection * What is Needed * How to Submit Data * Why it is Important to You Presentation Overview 3 | Federal Energy Management Program eere.energy.gov * Data on UESC projects has been collected since 1995 * Over $2.3 billion has been invested in federal facilities upgrades and retrofits through the UESC funding mechanism * Information on almost 2,000 UESC projects has been voluntarily submitted and tracked on a continuous basis UESC Data Collection Facts 4 | Federal Energy Management Program eere.energy.gov * Average annual project investment: $123 Million * Utilities engaging in UESC: approximately 40 * UESC Utilities active in FUPWG: approximately 20

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Soils Collections Project Page  

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Soil Collections Soil Collections Soil Collections Overview Soil covers a major portion of the Earth's surface, and is an important natural resource that either directly or indirectly supports most of the planet's life. Soil is a mixture of mineral and organic materials plus air and water. The contents of soil vary by location and are constantly changing. The ORNL DAAC Soil Collections archive contains data on the physical and chemical properties of soils, including: soil carbon and nitrogen soil water-holding capacity soil respiration soil texture Most data sets are globally gridded, while a few are of a regional nature. Get Soils Data Find and order data sets: See list of data sets and download data Browse Soils Data Holdings by selected attributes Retrieve Soils data by FTP browse

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Utility Data Collection Service  

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

Data Collection Service Data Collection Service Federal-Utility Partnership Working Group 4 May 2006 Paul Kelley, Chief of Operations, 78 th CES, Robins AFB David Dykes, Industrial Segment Mgr, Federal, GPC Topics  Background  Commodities Metered  Data Collection  Cost  Results Background  Robins AFB (RAFB) needed to:  Control electricity usage and considered Demand Control  Track and bill base tenants for energy usage  Metering Project Originated in 1993  $$ requirements limited interest  Developed criteria for available $$  Energy Policy Act 2005:  All facilities sub-metered by 2012  $$ no longer restricts metering project Metering Criteria prior to EPACT 2005  All New Construction - (per Air Force Instructions)

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Background - Revenue Collection  

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Revenue Collection Revenue Collection The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) collects Federal fuel taxes from large oil companies or large oil distribution firms with storage facilities prior to distribution of the fuels to customers. The Federal fuel taxes are imposed when the fuel is first removed from bulk storage and sold. Although these taxes are "passed on" to the individual purchaser, data at the individual purchaser level are simply not available. Additional Federal heavy vehicle non-fuel-based fees include (1) the retail sales excise tax on tractors and trailers, (2) the tax on heavy vehicle tire sales, and (3) the heavy vehicle-use tax. Truck registration was once used as a proxy for truck taxes, but was rejected because it did not accurately reflect on-highway usage in a particular State. In fact, the State where the heavy vehicle and/or tires are purchased is not necessarily the State in which these purchases will be used.

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Portable data collection device  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

The present invention provides a portable data collection device that has a variety of sensors that are interchangeable with a variety of input ports in the device. The various sensors include a data identification feature that provides information to the device regarding the type of physical data produced by each sensor and therefore the type of sensor itself. The data identification feature enables the device to locate the input port where the sensor is connected and self adjust when a sensor is removed or replaced. The device is able to collect physical data, whether or not a function of a time.

French, Patrick D. (Aurora, CO)

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Collectivity, chaos, and computers  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Two important pieces of nuclear structure are many-body collective deformations and single-particle spin-orbit splitting. The former can be well-described microscopically by simple SU(3) irreps, but the latter mixes SU(3) irreps, which presents a challenge for large-scale, ab initio calculations on fast modern computers. Nonetheless, SU(3)-like phenomenology remains even in the face of strong mixing. The robustness of band structure is reminiscent of robust, pairing collectivity that arises from random two-body interactions.

Calvin W. Johnson

2003-03-31T23:59:59.000Z

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QUANTIFYING AND IMPROVING THE PERFORMANCE OF GARBAGE COLLECTION  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

of the ALI and PLASMA research groups over the years, especially Steve Blackburn, Alistair Dundas, Yi (Eric

Hertz, Matthew

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Improved Method of Collecting and Stripping Carbon Dioxide  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Low Grade Waste Heat Driven Desalination and SO2 Scrubbing · Meeting the Materials Challenges to Enable Clean Coal Technologies · Photocatalytic Efficacy ...

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Improving Traveler Information and Collecting Behavior Data with Smartphones  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

and the limited battery capacity of phones; a battery willthe average mobile phone battery capacity being 1500mAH, the

Jariyasunant, Jerald

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Garbage Collecting the World  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Distributed symbolic computations involve the existence of remote references allowing an object, local to a processor, to designate another object located on another processor. To reclaim inaccessible objects is the non trivial task of a distributed Garbage Collector (GC). We present in this paper a new distributed GC algorithm which (i) is faulttolerant, (ii ) is largely independent of how a processor garbage collects its own data space, (iii ) does not need centralized control nor global stop-the-world synchronization, (iv) allows for multiple concurrent active GCs, (v) does not require to migrate objects from processor to processor and (vi) eventually reclaims all inaccessible objects including distributed cycles. These results are mainly obtained through the concept of a group of processors (or processes). Processors of a same group cooperate together to a GC inside this group; this GC is conservative with respect to the outside of the group. A processor contributes to the glob...

Bernard Lang; Christian Queinnec; José Piquer

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Geothermal: Sponsored by OSTI -- Improving Convection Parameterization...  

Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)

Improving Convection Parameterization Using ARM Observations and NCAR Community Atmosphere Model Geothermal Technologies Legacy Collection HelpFAQ | Site Map | Contact Us | Admin...

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FUND YOUR caliFORNia 2011-12 follow us on  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

, Foreclosure, Repossession, Tax Lien, Wage Garnishment, Write-off of a debt, Open Collection Account. You

de Lijser, Peter

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Staff Handbook The mission of the University of Houston is to  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

, Foreclosure, Repossession, Tax Lien, Wage Garnishment, Write-off of a debt, Open Collection Account. You

Bittner, Eric R.

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MODIS Cloud-Top Property Refinements for Collection 6  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper summarizes the Collection-6 refinements in the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) operational cloud-top properties algorithm. The focus is on calibration improvements and on cloud macrophysical properties including ...

Bryan A. Baum; W. Paul Menzel; Richard A. Frey; David C. Tobin; Robert E. Holz; Steve A. Ackerman; Andrew K. Heidinger; Ping Yang

2012-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Collective systems for creative expression  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This thesis defines collective systems as a unique category of creative expression through the procedures of micro and macro cycles that address the transition from connectivity to collectivity. This thesis discusses the ...

Ar?kan, Harun Burak

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Chameleon: adaptive selection of collections  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Languages such as Java and C#, as well as scripting languages like Python, and Ruby, make extensive use of Collection classes. A collection implementation represents a fixed choice in the dimensions of operation time, space utilization, and synchronization. ... Keywords: bloat, collections, java, semantic profiler

Ohad Shacham; Martin Vechev; Eran Yahav

2009-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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EIA Electric Industry Data Collection  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Steam Production EIA Electric Industry Data Collection Residential Industrial ... Monthly data on cost and quality of fuels delivered to cost-of-service plants

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Tritium monitor and collection system  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

This system measures tritium on-line and collects tritium from a flowing inert gas stream. It separates the tritium from other non-hydrogen isotope contaminating gases, whether radioactive or not. The collecting portion of the system is constructed of various zirconium alloys called getters. These alloys adsorb tritium in any of its forms at one temperature and at a higher temperature release it as a gas. The system consists of four on-line getters and heaters, two ion chamber detectors, two collection getters, and two guard getters. When the incoming gas stream is valved through the on-line getters, 99.9% of it is adsorbed and the remainder continues to the guard getter where traces of tritium not collected earlier are adsorbed. The inert gas stream then exits the system to the decay chamber. Once the on-line getter has collected tritium for a predetermined time, it is valved off and the next on-line getter is valved on. Simultaneously, the first getter is heated and a pure helium purge is employed to carry the tritium from the getter. The tritium loaded gas stream is then routed through an ion chamber which measures the tritium activity. The ion chamber effluent passes through a collection getter that readsorbs the tritium and is removable from the system once it is loaded and is then replaced with a clean getter. Prior to removal of the collection getter, the system switches to a parallel collection getter. The effluent from the collection getter passes through a guard getter to remove traces of tritium prior to exiting the system. The tritium loaded collection getter, once removed, is analyzed by liquid scintillation techniques. The entire sequence is under computer control except for the removal and analysis of the collection getter. 7 figs.

Bourne, G.L.; Meikrantz, D.H.; Ely, W.E.; Tuggle, D.G.; Grafwallner, E.G.; Wickham, K.L.; Maltrud, H.R.; Baker, J.D.

1992-01-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Tritium monitor and collection system  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

This system measures tritium on-line and collects tritium from a flowing inert gas stream. It separates the tritium from other non-hydrogen isotope contaminating gases, whether radioactive or not. The collecting portion of the system is constructed of various zirconium alloys called getters. These alloys adsorb tritium in any of its forms at one temperature and at a higher temperature release it as a gas. The system consists of four on-line getters and heaters, two ion chamber detectors, two collection getters, and two guard getters. When the incoming gas stream is valved through the on-line getters, 99.9% of it is adsorbed and the remainder continues to the guard getter where traces of tritium not collected earlier are adsorbed. The inert gas stream then exits the system to the decay chamber. Once the on-line getter has collected tritium for a predetermined time, it is valved off and the next on-line getter is valved on. Simultaneously, the first getter is heated and a pure helium purge is employed to carry the tritium from the getter. The tritium loaded gas stream is then routed through an ion chamber which measures the tritium activity. The ion chamber effluent passes through a collection getter that readsorbs the tritium and is removable from the system once it is loaded and is then replaced with a clean getter. Prior to removal of the collection getter, the system switches to a parallel collection getter. The effluent from the collection getter passes through a guard getter to remove traces of tritium prior to exiting the system. The tritium loaded collection getter, once removed, is analyzed by liquid scintillation techniques. The entire sequence is under computer control except for the removal and analysis of the collection getter.

Bourne, Gary L. (Idaho Falls, ID); Meikrantz, David H. (Idaho Falls, ID); Ely, Walter E. (Los Alamos, NM); Tuggle, Dale G. (Los Alamos, NM); Grafwallner, Ervin G. (Arco, ID); Wickham, Keith L. (Idaho Falls, ID); Maltrud, Herman R. (Los Alamos, NM); Baker, John D. (Blackfoot, ID)

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Tritium monitor and collection system  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

This system measures tritium on-line and collects tritium from a flowing inert gas stream. It separates the tritium from other non-hydrogen isotope contaminating gases, whether radioactive or not. The collecting portion of the system is constructed of various zirconium alloys called getters. These alloys adsorb tritium in any of its forms at one temperature and at a higher temperature release it as a gas. The system consists of four on-line getters and heaters, two ion chamber detectors, two collection getters, and two guard getters. When the incoming gas stream is valved through the on-line getters, 99.9% of it is adsorbed and the remainder continues to the guard getter where traces of tritium not collected earlier are adsorbed. The inert gas stream then exits the system to the decay chamber. Once the on-line getter has collected tritium for a predetermined time, it is valved off and the next online getter is valved on. Simultaneously, the first getter is heated and a pure helium purge is employed to carry the tritium from the getter. The tritium loaded gas stream is then routed through an ion chamber which measures the tritium activity. The ion chamber effluent passes through a collection getter that readsorbs the tritium and is removable from the system once it is loaded and is then replaced with a clean getter. Prior to removal of the collection getter, the system switches to a parallel collection getter. The effluent from the collection getter passes through a guard getter to remove traces of tritium prior to exiting the system. The tritium loaded collection getter, once removed, is analyzed by liquid scintillation techniques. The entire sequence is under computer control except for the removal and analysis of the collection getter.

Baker, J.D.; Wickham, K.L.; Ely, W.E.; Tuggle, D.G.; Meikrantz, D.H.; Grafwaller, E.G.; Maltrud, H.R.; Bourne, G.L.

1991-03-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Light collection device for flame emission detectors  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

This report describes a light collection device for use in a flame emission detection system such as an on-line, real-time alkali concentration process stream monitor. The device comprises a sphere coated on its interior with a highly diffuse reflective paint which is positioned over a flame emission source and one or more fiber optic cables which transfer the light generated at the interior of the sphere to a detecting device. The diffuse scattering of the light emitted by the flame uniformly distributes the light in the sphere, and the collection efficiency of the device is greater than that obtainable in the prior art. The device of the present invention thus provides enhanced sensitivity and reduces the noise associated with flame emission detectors, and can achieve substantial improvements in alkali detection levels. 2 figs.

Woodruff, S.D.; Logan, R.G.; Pineault, R.L.

1989-04-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Light collection device for flame emission detectors  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A light collection device for use in a flame emission detection system such as an on-line, real-time alkali concentration process stream monitor is disclosed which comprises a sphere coated on its interior with a highly diffuse reflective paint which is positioned over a flame emission source, and one or more fiber optic cables which transfer the light generated at the interior of the sphere to a detecting device. The diffuse scattering of the light emitted by the flame uniformly distributes the light in the sphere, and the collection efficiency of the device is greater than that obtainable in the prior art. The device of the present invention thus provides enhanced sensitivity and reduces the noise associated with flame emission detectors, and can achieve substantial improvements in alkali detection levels.

Woodruff, Stephen D. (Morgantown, WV); Logan, Ronald G. (Morgantown, WV); Pineault, Richard L. (Morgantown, WV)

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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ELECTROSTATICALLY ENHANCED BARRIER FILTER COLLECTION  

SciTech Connect

This work was performed through the University of North Dakota (UND) Chemical Engineering Department with assistance from UND's Energy & Environmental Research Center. This research was undertaken in response to the U.S. Department of Energy Federal Technology Center Program Solicitation No. DE-PS26-99FT40479, Support of Advanced Coal Research at U.S. Universities and Colleges. Specifically, this research was in support of the UCR Core Program and addressees Topic 1, Improved Hot-Gas Contaminant and Particulate Removal Techniques, introducing an advanced design for particulate removal. Integrated gasification combined cycle (IGCC) offers the potential for very high efficiency and clean electric generation. In IGCC, the product gas from the gasifier needs to be cleaned of particulate matter to avoid erosion and high-temperature corrosion difficulties arising with the turbine blades. Current methods involve cooling the gases to {approx}100 C to condense alkalis and remove sulfur and particulates using conventional scrubber technology. This ''cool'' gas is then directed to a turbine for electric generation. While IGCC has the potential to reach efficiencies of over 50%, the current need to cool the product gas for cleaning prior to firing it in a turbine is keeping IGCC from reaching its full potential. The objective of the current project was to develop a highly reliable particulate collector system that can meet the most stringent turbine requirements and emission standards, can operate at temperatures above 1500 F, is applicable for use with all U.S. coals, is compatible with various sorbent injection schemes for sulfur and alkali control, can be integrated into a variety of configurations for both pressurized gasification and combustion, increases allowable face velocity to reduce filter system capital cost, and is cost-competitive with existing technologies. The collector being developed is a new concept in particulate control called electrostatically enhanced barrier filter collection (EBFC). This concept combines electrostatic precipitation (ESP) with candle filters in a single unit. Similar technology has been recently proven on a commercial scale for atmospheric applications, but needed to be tested at high temperatures and pressures. The synergy obtained by combining the two control technologies into a single system should actually reduce filter system capital and operating costs and make the system more reliable. More specifically, the ESP is expected to significantly reduce candle filter load and also to limit ash reintrainment, allowing for full recovery of baseline pressure drop during backpulsing of the filters.

John Erjavec; Michael D. Mann; Ryan Z. Knutson; Michael L. Swanson; Michael E. Collings

2003-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Garbage collection in generic libraries  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper demonstrates a unified and garbage-collector independent way to describe the information required for precise collection. Thereby it is possible to construct, a library that can be used with various garbage collectors, without modifying the ...

Gor V. Nishanov; Sibylle Schupp

1999-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Earth Day Electronics Recycling Collection  

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

Earth Day Electronics Recycling Collection The U.S. Department of Energy, Washington, DC in collaboration with UNICOR Federal Prison Industries C E L E B R A T E E A R T H D A Y A...

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CONTACTS FOR INFORMATION MANAGEMENT: Forms, Information Collection...  

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

CONTACTS FOR INFORMATION MANAGEMENT: Forms, Information Collection (PRA), & Records CONTACTS FOR INFORMATION MANAGEMENT: Forms, Information Collection (PRA), & Records Name Contact...

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Tracking and disrupting dark networks: Challenges of data collection and analysis  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The attack on September 11, 2001 set off numerous efforts to counter terrorism and insurgencies. Central to these efforts has been the drive to improve data collection and analysis. Section 1 summarizes some of the more notable improvements among U.S. ... Keywords: Analysis and fusion, Dark networks, Data collection, Visual analytics

Nancy C. Roberts

2011-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Refractory Improvement  

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Refractory Improvement Refractory Improvement NETL Office of Research and Development Project Number: FWP-2012.03.03 Task 2 Project Description Industry would like gasifier on-line availability of 85-95% for utility applications and 95% for applications such as chemical production. Gasification facilities' are currently unable to meet these requirements, which have created a potential roadblock to widespread acceptance and commercialization of gasification technologies. Refractory liners and syngas coolers are among key components of the gasification process previously identified as negatively impacting gasifier availability. Ash originating from impurities in the gasifier's carbon feedstock is the root cause of many problems impacting gasifier RAM (Reliability Availability Maintainability). At the high temperatures of gasification, ash changes to liquid, gas, and solid phases which wear down refractory materials and can cause fouling, either of which can lead to unplanned shutdowns for system repair, replacement, or cleaning.

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Improving speech recognition accuracy for clinical conversations  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Accurate and comprehensive data form the lifeblood of health care. Unfortunately, there is much evidence that current data collection methods sometimes fail. Our hypothesis is that it should be possible to improve the ...

Gür, Burkay

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Raqs Media Collective Flash Force  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

extended only to a couple of inches. With the invention of light bulbs, scientists started detonatingRaqs Media Collective Flash Force: A Visual History of Might, Right and Light Perhaps the greatest of light and divorcing these from the potent explosions that initially produced them. It is a history

Canales, Jimena

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Musical fingerprints: collaboration around home media collections  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

As people collect more and more digital music, photos, and video, the growing scale of the collection challenges how families share and collaborate around home media collections. We studied the intersection between physical and digital media collections. ... Keywords: media collection, media management, music sharing

Robin Sease; David W. McDonald

2009-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Experimental nuclear reaction data collection EXFOR  

SciTech Connect

The International Network of Nuclear Reaction Data Centres (NRDC) constitutes a worldwide cooperation of 14 nuclear data centres. The main activity of the NRDC Network is collection and compilation of experimental nuclear reaction cross section data and the related bibliographic information in the EXFOR and CINDA databases as well as dissemination of nuclear reaction data and associated documentation to users. The database contains information and numerical data from more than about 19000 experiments consisting of more than 140000 datasets. EXFOR is kept up to date by constantly adding newly published experimental information. Tools developed for data dissemination utilise modern database technologies with fast online capabilities over the Internet. Users are provided with sophisticated search options, a user-friendly retrieval interface for downloading data in different formats, and additional output options such as improved data plotting capabilities. The present status of the EXFOR database will be presented together with the latest development for data access and retrieval. (authors)

Semkova, V.; Otuka, N.; Simakov, S. P.; Zerkin, V. [NAPC Nuclear Data Section, International Atomic Energy Agency, A-1400 Vienna (Austria)

2011-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Improving the Way We Harvest & Deliver Biofuels Crops | Department...  

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

Improving the Way We Harvest & Deliver Biofuels Crops Improving the Way We Harvest & Deliver Biofuels Crops May 24, 2013 - 9:40am Addthis The self-propelled baler collects and...

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THE WORLD'S Biggest Fan Collection  

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

WORLD'S Biggest Fan Collection WORLD'S Biggest Fan Collection If you only know the Big Ass Fan Company as the preeminent designer and manufacturer of high volume, low speed fans for factories and cows, it's time you get to know us better. While we continue to lead the way in industrial and agricultural air movement, we've also refined these designs to bring the same innovation and benefits of our famous fans to circulate an ocean of air in sound-sensitive commercial spaces and homes. And when our customers said they wanted something for smaller spaces, we listened - and we think you'll like the results. We've got you covered - ceiling to floor, wall to door! Features ï‚ž New patented airfoil system uses 10 Powerfoil airfoils, winglets and patent-pending AirFence(tm) technology to increase

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On the collective curvature radiation  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The paper deals with the one possible mechanism of the pulsar radio emission, i.e., with the collective curvature radiation of the relativistic particle stream moving along the curved magnetospheric magnetic field lines. It is shown that the electromagnetic wave containing one cylindrical harmonic exp{is{\\phi}} can not be radiated by the curvature radiation mechanism, that corresponds to radiation of a charged particle moving along curved magnetic field lines. The point is that the particle in vacuum radiates the triplex of harmonics (s, s \\pm 1), so for the collective curvature radiation the wave polarization is very important and cannot be fixed a priori. For this reason the polarization of real unstable waves must be determined directly from the solution of wave equations for the media. Its electromagnetic properties should be described by the dielectric permittivity tensor \\^{\\epsilon}({\\omega},k,r), that contains the information on the reaction on all possible types of radiation.

Istomin, Ya N; Beskin, V S

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Information Collection Management | Department of Energy  

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Information Collection Management Information Collection Management The Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 requires each Federal agency to seek and obtain approval from the...

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Proposed Agency Information Collection: Federal Register Notice...  

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

Proposed Agency Information Collection: Federal Register Notice Volume 76, No. 154 - Aug. 10, 2011 Proposed Agency Information Collection: Federal Register Notice Volume 76, No....

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Department of Energy Proposed Agency Information Collection:...  

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

of Energy Proposed Agency Information Collection: Federal Register Notice Volume 75, No. 100 - May 25, 2010 Department of Energy Proposed Agency Information Collection. The...

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Department of Energy Proposed Agency Information Collection:...  

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

of Energy Proposed Agency Information Collection: Federal Register Notice Volume 75, No. 140 - Jul. 22, 2010 Department of Energy proposed Agency Information Collection:...

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PMGR_COLLECTIVE V1.0  

Energy Science and Technology Software Center (OSTI)

002339WKSTN00 The Process Manager Collective Library  http://sourceforge.net/projects/pmgrcollective/ 

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TNA Data Collection Tool | Department of Energy  

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

TNA Data Collection Tool TNA Data Collection Tool TNA Data Collection Tool The Training Needs Assessment (TNA) Data Collection Tool Instructions provides detailed guidance on how to complete the TNA Data Collection Tool. It is a good idea to print this document prior to completing the TNA Data Collection Tool. The TNA Data Collection Tool is an Excel spreadsheet that the organization's designating training POC will use to populate their organizations training needs. The training POC will enter mission critical training needs as well as competencies needed to meet their organization's mission. FY14 TNA Data Collection Tool Instructions FY14 TNA Data Collection Tool.xlsx Description FY14 TNA Data Collection Tool More Documents & Publications Reference Buildings by Building Type: Small office

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CBNTiJALKESEARCHLIBRAKY DOCUMENT COLLECTION  

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" 9 " 9 0 0 3 ' 9 ,^ r.V- ou 15 -^ CBNTiJALKESEARCHLIBRAKY DOCUMENT COLLECTION n P - - 5 9 0 0 3 1 9 DE05 900319 The Abundances of the Elements Hans E. Suess U.S. geological Surveys \, aeoiogififl and Harold C. Urey Department of Chemistry and Institute for Nuclear Studies University of Chicago ^ Chicagos Illinois ' i v j \ ^ \1>^ I 9 S S MASTDI *OSICE plStltJEFUKT I S ILLEGIBLE TO A A DES!?rB f l i f SpCSUTOE? SATISFACTORY REPRODUCTIOH DtSlUffiVnOR OF TMS KKUMERT fS BmiMfTED DISCLAIMER This report was prepared as an account of work sponsored by an agency of the United States Government. Neither the United States Government nor any agency Thereof, nor any of their employees, makes any warranty, express or implied, or assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or

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Data Collection Class-8.pub  

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Long Haul Long Haul Operations and Fuel Economy Analysis Research Brief Oak Ridge National Laboratory managed by UT-Battelle, LLC for the U.S. Department of Energy under Contract number DE-AC05-00OR22725 Research Areas Freight Flows Passenger Flows Supply Chain Efficiency Transportation: Energy Environment Safety Security Vehicle Technologies A s part of a long-term study sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Of- fice of Vehicle Technologies (OVT), the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) in conjunction with a number of industry partners (Michelin Americas Research Company - Michelin), have collected data and information related to Class -8 heavy truck long-haul operations in real-world highway environments. Six Class-8 tractors and ten

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Panels for collecting solar energy  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A solar energy collecting panel is described for heating by solar radiation a liquid circulating in a section of piping and constituted by a flat rectangular box thermally closed by a cover transparent to solar radiation and containing the said section of piping. The said box is constituted by a stamped metal sheet whose surface is less than 1 M squared and also contains a stamped copper tray in intimate contact with the piping section, the said tray supporting by itself the transparent cover and being thermally spaced from the box, the insulating pad being constituted by a in situ moulded block of rigid foam. Such a panel is intended to be used for feeding a central heating system and/or a hot water distribution system, especially for household purposes or swimming pools.

Neny, M.

1980-11-18T23:59:59.000Z

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Devices for collecting chemical compounds  

SciTech Connect

A device for sampling chemical compounds from fixed surfaces and related methods are disclosed. The device may include a vacuum source, a chamber and a sorbent material. The device may utilize vacuum extraction to volatilize the chemical compounds from a fixed surface so that they may be sorbed by the sorbent material. The sorbent material may then be analyzed using conventional thermal desorption/gas chromatography/mass spectrometry (TD/GC/MS) instrumentation to determine presence of the chemical compounds. The methods may include detecting release and presence of one or more chemical compounds and determining the efficacy of decontamination. The device may be useful in collection and analysis of a variety of chemical compounds, such as residual chemical warfare agents, chemical attribution signatures and toxic industrial chemicals.

Scott, Jill R; Groenewold, Gary S

2013-12-24T23:59:59.000Z

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Particle collection enhancement by acoustics  

SciTech Connect

The overall objective of this project is to demonstrate pulse combustion induced acoustic enhancement of coal ash agglomeration and sulfur capture efficiency at conditions typical of proposed direct coal-fired turbines. The MTCI proprietary approach results in agglomerates that allow the use of conventional cyclones to achieve very high particulate collection efficiency and eliminates the need for barrier filters which pose concerns regarding durability and economics. The goal of the program is to support the mission of the Department of Energy (DOE) for developing coal-fired combustion gas turbines. The MTCI concept can be packaged either as a hot flue gas clean-up subsystem for the existing combustor island configurations or as an alterative primary pulse combustor island with integrated sulfur capture, particulate agglomeration and capture, alkali gettering and NO{sub x} emissions control.

Mansour, M.N.; Chandran, R.R.; Duqum, J.N. [Manufacturing and Technology Conversion International, Inc., Columbia, MD (United States); Scaroni, A.W.; Koopman, G.H. [Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park, PA (United States); Loth, J.L. [West Virginia Univ., Morgantown, WV (United States)

1993-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

86

Overlooking roots: a framework for making nondeferred reference-counting garbage collection fast  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Numerous optimizations exist for improving the performance of nondeferred reference-counting (RC) garbage collection. Their designs are ad hoc, intended to exploit different count removal opportunities. This paper shows that many of these optimizations ... Keywords: reference counting, static analysis

Pramod G. Joisha

2007-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

87

Learning to rank answers to non-factoid questions from web collections  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This work investigates the use of linguistically motivated features to improve search, in particular for ranking answers to non-factoid questions. We show that it is possible to exploit existing large collections of question-answer pairs (from online ...

Mihai Surdeanu; Massimiliano Ciaramita; Hugo Zaragoza

2011-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

88

Ya ri a bsod Collection 5  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

last updated by World Oral Literature Project staff on Wednesday, Tuesday, June 8, 2010 This Accession Form for Individual Recordings: Collection / Collector Name Ya ri a bsod Collection/Sha bo don ’grub rdo rje and Skal dbang skyid ???????...

Sha bo don 'grub rdo rje; Skal dbang skyid

89

MPI Collective Operations over IP Multicast  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Many common implementations of Message Passing Interface (MPI) implement collective operations over point-to-point operations. This work examines IP multicast as a framework for collective operations. IP multicast is not reliable. If a receiver is not ...

Hsiang Ann Chen; Yvette O. Carrasco; Amy W. Apon

2000-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

90

Intensifying the collective use of public place  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The premise of the thesis states that to intensify the collective use of public place there must exist a broad collective understanding of physical constituents that 'build' spatial relationships. These spatial understandings ...

Aldrich, Darrell E. (Darrell Eugene)

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

91

Anisotropic collective flow of a Lorentz gas  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Analytical results for the anisotropic collective flow of a Lorentz gas of massless particles scattering on fixed centres are presented.

Nicolas Borghini; Clement Gombeaud

2011-06-29T23:59:59.000Z

92

Forming test collections with no system pooling  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Forming test collection relevance judgments from the pooled output of multiple retrieval systems has become the standard process for creating resources such as the TREC, CLEF, and NTCIR test collections. This paper presents a series of experiments examining ... Keywords: evaluation of qrel sets, test collection formation

Mark Sanderson; Hideo Joho

2004-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

93

Home Energy Score Data Collection Sheet  

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

Energy Score - Data Collection 1 Energy Score - Data Collection 1 Revised 6/12/2013 Home Energy Scoring Tool Data Collection Sheet Location Information Address: ________________________________ City: ________________ State: _____ Zip: ______ Assessment Type: Initial / Test / Corrected / QA / Alternative EEM (Energy Efficiency Measures) / Final Assessment Date: _________________ Qualified Assessor: ______________________________ Comments: ________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________

94

Iterators can be independent “from” their collections  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

External iterators pose problems for alias control mechanisms: they have access to collection interals and yet are not accessible from the collection; they may be used in contexts that are unaware of the collection. And yet iterators can benefit from alias control because iterators may fail “unexpectedly ” when their collections are modified. We explain a novel aliasing annotation “from ” that indicates when a collection intends to delegate its access to internals to a new object and how it can be given semantics using a fractional permission system. We sketch how a static analysis using permissions can statically detect possible concurrent modification exceptions. 1.

John Boyland

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

95

Spore collection and elimination apparatus and method  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

The present invention is for a spore collection apparatus and its method of use. The portable spore collection apparatus includes a suction source, a nebulizer, an ionization chamber and a filter canister. The suction source collects the spores from a surface. The spores are activated by heating whereby spore dormancy is broken. Moisture is then applied to the spores to begin germination. The spores are then exposed to alpha particles causing extinction.

Czajkowski, Carl (South Jamesport, NY); Warren, Barbara Panessa (Port Jefferson, NY)

2007-04-03T23:59:59.000Z

96

Collective motion in quantum diffusive environment  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The general problem of dissipation in macroscopic large-amplitude collective motion and its relation to energy diffusion of intrinsic degrees of freedom of a nucleus is studied. By applying the cranking approach to the nuclear many-body system, a set of coupled dynamical equations for the collective classical variable and the quantum mechanical occupancies of the intrinsic nuclear states is derived. Different dynamical regimes of the intrinsic nuclear motion and its consequences on time properties of collective dissipation are discussed.

V. M. Kolomietz; S. Å berg; S. V. Radionov

2007-06-16T23:59:59.000Z

97

Data Collection and Mapping | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Data Collection and Mapping Data Collection and Mapping Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Exploration Technique: Data Collection and Mapping Details Activities (0) Areas (0) Regions (0) NEPA(0) Exploration Technique Information Exploration Group: Field Techniques Exploration Sub Group: Data Collection and Mapping Parent Exploration Technique: Field Techniques Information Provided by Technique Lithology: Map surface geology and hydrothermal alteration. Bulk and trace element analysis of rocks, minerals, and sediments. Identify and document surface geology and mineralogy. Rapid and unambiguous identification of unknown minerals.[1] Stratigraphic/Structural: Locates active faults in the area of interest. Map fault and fracture patterns, kinematic information

98

Data Collection for Project Management and Performance  

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

Data Collection for Project Management and Performance Donald Macdonald November 19, 2009 DOE's PM Approach Provide DOE with project information to allow DOE to adequately...

99

Collective Bargaining Agreement | Department of Energy  

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

Collective Bargaining Agreement Collective Bargaining Agreement Collective Bargaining Agreement This collective bargaining agreement is entered into to prescribe certain rights and obligations of the employees of the Department of Energy (DOE) Headquarters represented by the National Treasury Employees Union and to delineate procedures which are designed to meet the special requirements and needs of DOE Headquarters. The provisions of this agreement have been negotiated and should be interpreted in a manner consistent with the requirements of an effective and efficient Department. The Department of Energy (DOE) Headquarters and the National Treasury Employees Union are dedicated to partnership efforts designed to assure success for our respective organizations and to maintain a cooperative and constructive

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Collective Impact for Zero Net Energy Homes  

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

Collective Impact For ZNERH SAM RASHKIN Chief Architect, BTO Building America Annual Stakeholder Meeting April 30, 2013 Strategy for Social Change Collective Impact: The commitment of a group of important actors from different sectors to a common agenda for solving a specific social problem. "Collective Impact" by John Kania and Mark Kramer Stanford Social Innovation Review Winter 2011 2 | INNOVATION & INTEGRATION: Transforming the Energy Efficiency Market Buildings.Energy.gov Examples of Collective Impact "Remarkable Exceptions" * Strive Public Education in Greater Cincinnati * Elizabeth River Project in Southeast Virginia * Shape Up Childhood Obesity Summerville, MA 3 | INNOVATION & INTEGRATION: Transforming the Energy Efficiency Market Buildings.Energy.gov

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101

Microalgae Culture Collection: 1984-1985  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The Microalgae Culture Collection at the Solar Energy Research Institute has been established for the maintenance and distribution of strains that have been characterized for biomass fuel applications.

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1984-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

102

Geothermal Technologies Legacy Collection Data Service | Data...  

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

Geothermal Technologies Legacy Collection Data Service Consumer Data Apps Challenges Resources About Blogs Let's Talk Feedback Consumer You are here Data.gov Communities ...

103

Proposed Agency Information Collection: Federal Register Notice...  

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

The Department of Energy (DOE) invites public comment on DOE's request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to extend for three years the emergency Information Collection...

104

Charge-collection mechanisms of heterostructure FETs  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Ion- and laser-induced charge-collection transients measured for AlGaAs/InGaAs heterostructure insulated-gate field-effect transistors (HIGFETs) reveal evidence for two mechanisms of enhanced charge collection: a channel-modulation mechanism that dominates the charge-collection processes at positive gate biases and can persist for several nanoseconds; and a parasitic bipolar transistor mechanism that shows a sensitive dependence on the density of free carriers injected into the device, and is complete within a few hundred picoseconds. The results reinforce the utility of the laser technique for investigating the charge-collection mechanisms of semiconductor devices.

McMorrow, D.; Melinger, J.S.; Thantu, N.; Campbell, A.B. (Naval Research Lab., Washington, DC (United States)); Weatherford, T.R.; Knudson, A.R.; Tran, L.H. (SFA, Inc., Landover, MD (United States)); Peczalski, A. (Honeywell, Inc., Bloomington, MN (United States))

1994-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

105

Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity - Data Collection Partners  

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

Data Collection Partners Last Updated: Wednesday, September 25, 2013 Copyright 2014 Idaho National Laboratory SecurityPrivacy DOE Idaho URL: http:avt.inel.govpartners...

106

Water Data Collection in the 2007 CBECS  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

Water Data Collection in the 2007 CBECS CBECS 2007 - Release date: August 28, 2012 Did you know? Select water data results are described in the accompanying report, Energy...

107

Optimization Online - Social Cognitive Maps, Swarm Collective ...  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Mar 2, 2005 ... Abstract: Swarm Intelligence (SI) is the property of a system whereby the collective behaviors of (unsophisticated) entities interacting locally ...

108

Data collecting and processing for substation integration enhancement  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The issue of substation integration is recognized as a very important one ever since the process of technological development brought a multitude of new computer-based devices and functions into substation operation. During the relatively short time period after the first microprocessors were invented, a myriad of computer-based devices found their application in power engineering. Those devices had a variety of input and output data formats, which hampered exchange of data among different devices. Recent initiatives for standardization of substation data formats and communication protocols have progressed to facilitate production of devices with standardized data formats and data exchange capabilities. Central substation computers now have an opportunity to collect and process data from such computer-based devices. An advanced data collecting and processing solution is developed and implemented as Integrated Substation Software in an effort to enhance substation integration. This report describes a solution that comprises data generation using a substation model, data collecting from modeled apparatus and instruments and finally application of data processing and consistency checking algorithms for creating outputs. The process of data collecting and processing is automated and repeated in equidistant time intervals. Results of processing and related reports are concisely displayed on the user interface screen and exported through data files. The Substation Integration Software was tested through the set of scenarios where each scenario is used to test one of the processing and consistency checking algorithms. The results show that measurements are improved and applicable for usage by other substation and system-wide applications.

Jakovljevic, Sasa

2003-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

109

Diamondoids Improve Electron Emitters  

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

Diamondoids Improve Electron Emitters Diamondoids Improve Electron Emitters Print Monday, 17 September 2012 12:02 Diamondoids are nanoparticles made of only a handful of carbon...

110

Microsoft Word - REMA Comments EIA_Agency_Info_Collection.doc  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

1 Connecticut Ave NW, Suite 600 * Washington, DC 20036-2701 1 Connecticut Ave NW, Suite 600 * Washington, DC 20036-2701 202-640-6597 tel * 202-223-5537 fax * www.renewablemarketers.org Submitted via: ERS2014@eia.gov May 6, 2013 Ms. Rebecca Peterson U.S. Energy Information Administration Mail Shop EI-23 Forrestal Building 1000 Independence Ave SW Washington, DC 20585 RE: Comments of the Renewable Energy Markets Association on the Energy Information Administration's Agency Information Collection Extension Dear Ms. Peterson: The Renewable Energy Markets Association (REMA) is pleased to submit the following recommendations and comments in response to the Energy Information Administration's (EIA) call for improved industry data collection. REMA is a North American trade association dedicated to maintaining and growing strong

111

Measured Collection Efficiencies for Cloud Drops  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The collection efficiency has been measured for 15 size pairs of relatively uncharged drops in over 400 experimental runs. The results indicate that collection efficiencies fall in a narrow range of 0.60 to 0.70 even though the collector drop was ...

K. V. Beard; Harry T. Ochs III

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

112

Information Collection Management | Department of Energy  

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

Guidance » Information Collection Management Guidance » Information Collection Management Information Collection Management The Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 requires each Federal agency to seek and obtain approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) before undertaking a collection of information directed to 10 or more persons (including operations of Government-owned, contractor-operated facilities). Under the PRA, OMB approval for each information collection instrument can last a maximum of 3 years. This site provides information about the Paperwork Reduction Act's requirements and guidance in fulfilling those requirements. DOE's Chief Information Officer (CIO) is the Senior Official responsible for DOE's compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. Office of Management and

113

NW-MILO Acoustic Data Collection  

SciTech Connect

There is an enduring requirement to improve our ability to detect potential threats and discriminate these from the legitimate commercial and recreational activity ongoing in the nearshore/littoral portion of the maritime domain. The Northwest Maritime Information and Littoral Operations (NW-MILO) Program at PNNL’s Coastal Security Institute in Sequim, Washington is establishing a methodology to detect and classify these threats - in part through developing a better understanding of acoustic signatures in a near-shore environment. The purpose of the acoustic data collection described here is to investigate the acoustic signatures of small vessels. The data is being recorded continuously, 24 hours a day, along with radar track data and imagery. The recording began in August 2008, and to date the data contains tens of thousands of signals from small vessels recorded in a variety of environmental conditions. The quantity and variety of this data collection, with the supporting imagery and radar track data, makes it particularly useful for the development of robust acoustic signature models and advanced algorithms for signal classification and information extraction. The underwater acoustic sensing system is part of a multi-modal sensing system that is operating near the mouth of Sequim Bay. Sequim Bay opens onto the Straight of Juan de Fuca, which contains part of the border between the U.S. and Canada. Table 1 lists the specific components used for the NW-MILO system. The acoustic sensor is a hydrophone permanently deployed at a mean depth of about 3 meters. In addition to a hydrophone, the other sensors in the system are a marine radar, an electro-optical (EO) camera and an infra-red (IR) camera. The radar is integrated with a vessel tracking system (VTS) that provides position, speed and heading information. The data from all the sensors is recorded and saved to a central server. The data has been validated in terms of its usability for characterizing the signatures of small vessels. The sampling rate of 8 kHz and low pass filtering to 2 kHz results in an alias-free signal in the frequency band that is appropriate for small vessels. Calibration was performed using a Lubell underwater speaker so that the raw data signal levels can be converted to sound pressure. Background noise is present due to a nearby pump and as a result of tidal currents. More study is needed to fully characterize the noise, but it does not pose an obstacle to using the acoustic data for the purposes of vessel detection and signature analysis. The detection range for a small vessel was estimated using the calibrated voltage response of the system and a cylindrical spreading model for transmission loss. The sound pressure of a typical vessel with an outboard motor was found to be around 140 dB mPa, and could theoretically be detected from 10 km away. In practical terms, a small vessel could reliably be detected from 3 - 5 km away. The data is archived in netCDF files, a standard scientific file format that is "self describing". This means that each data file contains the metadata - timestamps, units, origin, etc. - needed to make the data meaningful and portable. Other file formats, such as XML, are also supported. A visualization tool has been developed to view the acoustic data in the form of spectrograms, along with the coincident radar track data and camera images.

Matzner, Shari; Myers, Joshua R.; Maxwell, Adam R.; Jones, Mark E.

2010-02-17T23:59:59.000Z

114

Utilization of Diatoms to Collect Metallic Ions  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Fabrication of a Cellulosic Nanocomposite Scaffold with Improved Supermolecular Structure as a Potential Cardiovascular Tissue-Engineered Graft .

115

Notices ELECTION ASSISTANCE COMMISSION Agency Information Collection  

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

23 Federal Register 23 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 180 / Friday, September 16, 2011 / Notices ELECTION ASSISTANCE COMMISSION Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Election Assistance Commission's Voting System Test Laboratory Program Manual, Version 1.0 AGENCY: U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC). ACTION: Notice; comment request. SUMMARY: As part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on EAC's request to renew an existing information collection, EAC's Voting System Test Laboratory Program Manual, Version

116

Collective Neutrino Flavor Transformation In Supernovae  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We examine coherent active-active channel neutrino flavor evolution in environments where neutrino-neutrino forward scattering can engender large-scale collective flavor transformation. We point out a key quantity, the "total effective energy", which is conserved in several important regimes. Using this concept, we analyze collective neutrino and antineutrino flavor oscillation in the "synchronized" mode and what we term the "bi-polar" mode. We thereby are able to explain why large collective flavor mixing can develop on short timescales even when vacuum mixing angles are small in, e.g., a dense gas of initially pure $\

Huaiyu Duan; George M. Fuller; Yong-Zhong Qian

2005-11-09T23:59:59.000Z

117

Information Collection Requests/Paper Reduction Act | Department...  

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

Information Collection RequestsPaper Reduction Act Information Collection RequestsPaper Reduction Act Training Presentation on the on Information Collection and the Paper...

118

Improving Relocatable Classroom HVAC For Improved IEQ And Energy...  

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

Improving Relocatable Classroom HVAC For Improved IEQ And Energy Efficiency Title Improving Relocatable Classroom HVAC For Improved IEQ And Energy Efficiency Publication Type...

119

TRUCK ROLL STABILITY DATA COLLECTION AND ANALYSIS  

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

16 TRUCK ROLL STABILITY DATA COLLECTION AND ANALYSIS S. S. Stevens, Principal Investigator S. M. Chin K. A. Hake H. L. Hwang J. P. Rollow L. F. Truett July 2001 Prepared for the...

120

Bio-inspired collective analog computation  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

In this thesis, I present electronic circuit systems that mimic collective analog com- putation found in biology. By combining the advantages of analog and digital computation, these systems can lead to highly complex, ...

Woo, Sung Sik, S.M. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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121

Collective Modes of Quantum Hall Stripes  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The collective modes of striped phases in a quantum Hall system are computed using the time-dependent Hartree-Fock approximation. Uniform stripe phases are shown to be unstable to the formation of modulations along the stripes, so that within the Hartree-Fock approximation the groundstate is a stripe crystal. Such crystalline states are generically gapped at any finite wavevector; however, in the quantum Hall system the interactions of modulations among different stripes is found to be remarkably weak, leading to an infinite collection of collective modes with immeasurably small gaps. The resulting long wavelength behavior is derivable from an elastic theory for smectic liquid crystals. Collective modes for the phonon branch are computed throughout the Brillouin zone, as are spin wave and magnetoplasmon modes. A soft mode in the phonon spectrum is identified for partial filling factors sufficiently far from 1/2, indicating a second order phase transition. The modes contain several other signatures that should be experimentally

R. Côté; H. A. Fertig

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

122

Microsoft Word - DOEDataCollection031307.doc  

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

Collection of DOE-Specific Data Elements in PADSWeb Collection of DOE-Specific Data Elements in PADSWeb Beginning in FY 2007, updating of certain DOE-specific data elements on FPDS-NG reportable awards will be permitted through the PADSWeb online forms. The data elements that will be collected are as follows: Retirement Date Contracting Officer Technical Representative Cognizant DOE Office E-Government Contract Specialist Cognizant Federal Agency OSTI Deliverable The DOE-specific data elements will be accessible via a redesigned version of the Miscellaneous Change form. Though the specific intent of this redesign is to provide update capability for the FPDS-NG reportable awards, this form will remain available for updating all awards collected in the PADSWeb application.

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Enlarging paraphrase collections through generalization and instantiation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper presents a paraphrase acquisition method that uncovers and exploits generalities underlying paraphrases: paraphrase patterns are first induced and then used to collect novel instances. Unlike existing methods, ours uses both bilingual parallel ...

Atsushi Fujita; Pierre Isabelle; Roland Kuhn

2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

124

Document image collection using Amazon's Mechanical Turk  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We present findings from a collaborative effort aimed at testing the feasibility of using Amazon's Mechanical Turk as a data collection platform to build a corpus of document images. Experimental design and implementation workflow are described. Preliminary ...

Audrey Le; Jerome Ajot; Mark Przybocki; Stephanie Strassel

2010-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

125

Ya ri a bsod Collection 1  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

last updated by World Oral Literature Project staff on Wednesday, Tuesday, June 8, 2010 Accession Form for Individual Recordings: Collection / Collector Name Ya ri a bsod Collection/Sha bo don ’grub rdo rje and Skal dbang skyid ???????... of title Unknown Description (to be used in archive entry) At one time, Ya ri a bsod went to steal horses in Rta bo and was shot and injured. As he lay dying he sang this song to describe his situation. ???????????????????????????? ?????????...

Sha bo don 'grub rdo rje; Skal dbang skyid

126

Ya ri a bsod Collection 3  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

last updated by World Oral Literature Project staff on Wednesday, Tuesday, June 8, 2010 Accession Form for Individual Recordings: Collection / Collector Name Ya ri a bsod Collection/Sha bo don ’grub rdo rje and Skal dbang skyid ???????... ??????????????????????????????? Genre or type (i.e. epic, song, ritual) Persuasion Song ??? ??????????????? Name of recorder (if different from collector) Date of recording February 2007 ????? ?????????????????????????? Place of recording Gtsang Village, Rta bo Town...

Sha bo don 'grub rdo rje; Skal dbang skyid

127

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR COLLECTING ISOTOPES  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A method and apparatus for collecting isotopes having a high vapor pressure, such as isotopes of mercury, in a calutron are described. Heretofore, the collected material would vaporize and escape from the ion receiver as fast as it was received. By making the receiver of pure silver, the mercury isotopes form a nonvolatile amalgam with the silver at the water cooled temperature of the receiver, and the mercury is thus retained.

Leyshon, W.E.

1957-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

128

Collecting operational event data for statistical analysis  

SciTech Connect

This report gives guidance for collecting operational data to be used for statistical analysis, especially analysis of event counts. It discusses how to define the purpose of the study, the unit (system, component, etc.) to be studied, events to be counted, and demand or exposure time. Examples are given of classification systems for events in the data sources. A checklist summarizes the essential steps in data collection for statistical analysis.

Atwood, C.L.

1994-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

129

Automated Sample collection and Analysis unit  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Autoramp is an atmospheric radionuclide collection and analysis unit designed for unattended operation. A large volume of air passes through one of 31 filter cartridges which is then moved from a sampling chamber and past a bar code reader, to a shielded enclosure. The collected dust-borne radionuclides are counted with a high resolution germanium gamma-ray detector. An analysis is made and the results are transmitted to a central station that can also remotely control the unit.

Latner, Norman; Sanderson, Colin G.; Negro, Vincent C.

1999-03-31T23:59:59.000Z

130

Transforming Big Data into Collective Awareness  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Integrating social and sensor networks can transform big data, if treated as a knowledge commons, into a higher form of collective awareness that can motivate users to self-organize and create innovative solutions to various socioeconomic problems. The ... Keywords: Information management,Data handling,Data storage systems,Social network services,Computational modeling,Social factors,Smart grids,Data privacy,knowledge commons,big data,collective awareness,self-organizing systems

Jeremy Pitt, Aikaterini Bourazeri, Andrzej Nowak, Magda Roszczynska, Agnieszka Rychwalska, Inmaculada Rodriguez, Maite Lopez, Monica Florea, Mihai Sanduleac

2013-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

131

Improving communication performance in dense linear algebra via topology aware collectives  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Recent results have shown that topology aware mapping reduces network contention in communication-intensive kernels on massively parallel machines. We demonstrate that on mesh interconnects, topology aware mapping also allows for the utilization of highly-efficient ... Keywords: communication, exascale, interconnect topology, mapping, performance

Edgar Solomonik; Abhinav Bhatele; James Demmel

2011-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

132

Improving Collective I/O Performance by Pipelining Request Aggregation and File Access  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

University USA choudhar@eecs.northwestern.edu Karen Schuchardt PNNL USA Karen.Schuchardt@pnnl.gov ABSTRACT

133

Improved File Synchronization Techniques for Maintaining Large Replicated Collections over Slow Networks  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We study the problem of maintaining large replicated collectionsof files or documents in a distributed environment withlimited bandwidth. This problem arises in a number of importantapplications, such as synchronization of data betweenaccounts or devices, ...

Torsten Suel; Patrick Noel; Dimitre Trendafilov

2004-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

134

Alpha-beta coordination method for collective search  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

The present invention comprises a decentralized coordination strategy called alpha-beta coordination. The alpha-beta coordination strategy is a family of collective search methods that allow teams of communicating agents to implicitly coordinate their search activities through a division of labor based on self-selected roles and self-determined status. An agent can play one of two complementary roles. An agent in the alpha role is motivated to improve its status by exploring new regions of the search space. An agent in the beta role is also motivated to improve its status, but is conservative and tends to remain aggregated with other agents until alpha agents have clearly identified and communicated better regions of the search space. An agent can select its role dynamically based on its current status value relative to the status values of neighboring team members. Status can be determined by a function of the agent's sensor readings, and can generally be a measurement of source intensity at the agent's current location. An agent's decision cycle can comprise three sequential decision rules: (1) selection of a current role based on the evaluation of the current status data, (2) selection of a specific subset of the current data, and (3) determination of the next heading using the selected data. Variations of the decision rules produce different versions of alpha and beta behaviors that lead to different collective behavior properties.

Goldsmith, Steven Y. (Albuquerque, NM)

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

135

Does the Influence of Oblate-Like Distortions in Larger Raindrops Make a Difference in Collection and Evaporation Parameterizations?  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This note documents the results of more exact parameterizations for continuous-collection growth and evaporation against simpler traditional ones. Although the main focus is on improving research models, the research results also apply to high-...

Jerry M. Straka; Matthew S. Gilmore

2006-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

136

Financial Metrics Data Collection Protocol, Version 1.0  

SciTech Connect

Brief description of data collection process and plan that will be used to collect financial metrics associated with sustainable design.

Fowler, Kimberly M.; Gorrissen, Willy J.; Wang, Na

2010-04-30T23:59:59.000Z

137

Light trapping in a 30-nm organic photovoltaic cell for efficient carrier collection and light absorption  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We describe surface patterning strategies that permit high photon-collection efficiency together with high carrier-collection efficiency in an ultra-thin planar heterojunction organic photovoltaic cell. Optimized designs reach up to 50% photon collection efficiency in a P3HT layer of only 30 nm, representing a 3- to 5-fold improvement over an unpatterned cell of the same thickness. We compare the enhancement of light confinement in the active layer with an ITO top layer for TE and TM polarized light, and demonstrate that the light absorption can increase by a factor of 2 due to a gap-plasmon mode in the active layer.

Tsai, Cheng-Chia; Banerjee, Ashish; Osgood, Richard M; Englund, Dirk

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

138

Microalgae Culture Collection, 1985-1986  

SciTech Connect

The SERI Microalgae Culture Collection was established in support of the US Department of Energy's Biofuels Program to provide a repository for strains identified or developed for mass culture biomass production and to make these strains readily available to the research community. The strains in the collection have been selected for their potential in biomass fuel applications, and many produce significant quantities of cellular storage lipids. The Culture Collection Catalog lists 20 strains of ten species. Many have been tested in outdoor mass culture systems, and several have demonstrated excellent performance as biomass producers, with yields of up to 40 grams of organic matter per square meter per day. The majority of strains added to the collection this year have been isolated from inland saline waters, although marine species are included as well. We believe that the strains in this collection can provide a source of extremely useful organisms, both for laboratory experimentation and for mass culture research. 98 refs., 31 figs., 52 tabs.

1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

139

Microalgae Culture Collection, 1985-1986  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The SERI Microalgae Culture Collection was established in support of the US Department of Energy's Biofuels Program to provide a repository for strains identified or developed for mass culture biomass production and to make these strains readily available to the research community. The strains in the collection have been selected for their potential in biomass fuel applications, and many produce significant quantities of cellular storage lipids. The Culture Collection Catalog lists 20 strains of ten species. Many have been tested in outdoor mass culture systems, and several have demonstrated excellent performance as biomass producers, with yields of up to 40 grams of organic matter per square meter per day. The majority of strains added to the collection this year have been isolated from inland saline waters, although marine species are included as well. We believe that the strains in this collection can provide a source of extremely useful organisms, both for laboratory experimentation and for mass culture research. 98 refs., 31 figs., 52 tabs.

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1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

140

Advances in understanding solar energy collection materials  

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

Understanding solar energy collection materials Understanding solar energy collection materials Advances in understanding solar energy collection materials A LANL team and collaborators have made advances in the understanding of how carbon nanotubes move charges created by light. November 9, 2012 Efficient energy transport in photovoltaic carbon nanomaterials Efficient energy transport in photovoltaic carbon nanomaterials. A LANL team and collaborators have made advances in the understanding of how carbon nanotubes move charges created by light. The research has applications for cheap, all-carbon-based photovoltaics and light detection elements. Their work measures exciton transport (excitons are small packets of energy made up of positive and negative charges) in carbon nanotubes at room temperature in a colloidal environment. A colloid is a substance that

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141

IMPROVE and Other National Programs  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Atmospheric deposition is the result of air pollution gases and aerosols leaving the atmosphere as “dry ” or “wet ” deposition. Little is known about just how much pollution is deposited onto soils, lakes and streams. To determine the extent and trends of forest exposure to air pollution, various types of monitoring have been conducted. In this study, we evaluate data from different rural air monitoring programs to determine whether or not they may have wider applications in resource monitoring and protection. This report analyzes location-specific data collected by three national programs: The CASTNET (NDDN) Network supported by the Environmental Protection Agency, the IMPROVE (Interagency Monitoring of Protected Visual Environments) network supported by federal land managers, and the NADP/NTN program supported by many agencies.

United States; Forest Service; Karl Zeller; Debra Youngblood Harrington; Richard Fisher; Evgeny Donev Abstract; Karl Harrington; Debra Youngblood Fisher; Richard Donev; Evgeny Determining

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

142

Improved Perturbation Theory for Improved Lattice Actions  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We study a systematic improvement of perturbation theory for gauge fields on the lattice; the improvement entails resumming, to all orders in the coupling constant, a dominant subclass of tadpole diagrams. This method, originally proposed for the Wilson gluon action, is extended here to encompass all possible gluon actions made of closed Wilson loops; any fermion action can be employed as well. The effect of resummation is to replace various parameters in the action (coupling constant, Symanzik coefficients, clover coefficient) by ``dressed'' values; the latter are solutions to certain coupled integral equations, which are easy to solve numerically. Some positive features of this method are: a) It is gauge invariant, b) it can be systematically applied to improve (to all orders) results obtained at any given order in perturbation theory, c) it does indeed absorb in the dressed parameters the bulk of tadpole contributions. Two different applications are presented: The additive renormalization of fermion masses, and the multiplicative renormalization Z_V (Z_A) of the vector (axial) current. In many cases where non-perturbative estimates of renormalization functions are also available for comparison, the agreement with improved perturbative results is significantly better as compared to results from bare perturbation theory.

M. Constantinou; H. Panagopoulos; A. Skouroupathis

2006-05-31T23:59:59.000Z

143

Review: A review of data mining applications for quality improvement in manufacturing industry  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Many quality improvement (QI) programs including six sigma, design for six sigma, and kaizen require collection and analysis of data to solve quality problems. Due to advances in data collection systems and analysis tools, data mining (DM) has widely ... Keywords: Classification, Data mining, Data mining software, Design for six sigma, Knowledge discovery in databases, Manufacturing, Parameter optimisation, Prediction, Quality description, Quality improvement, Six sigma

Gülser Köksal; ?nci Batmaz; Murat Caner Testik

2011-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

144

Ambiguous queries: test collections need more sense  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Although there are many papers examining ambiguity in Information Retrieval, this paper shows that there is a whole class of ambiguous word that past research has barely explored. It is shown that the class is more ambiguous than other word types and ... Keywords: ambiguous queries, diversity, test collections

Mark Sanderson

2008-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

145

A geometric approach to collective motion  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We introduce the total s-energy of a multiagent system and bound its maximum asymptotic value. This gives us a new analytical device to study the convergence rate of bidirectional agreement dynamics. We use it to bound the convergence rate of ... Keywords: agreement dynamics, collective motion, total s-energy

Bernard Chazelle

2010-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

146

Metal current collect protected by oxide film  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Provided are low-cost, mechanically strong, highly electronically conductive current collects and associated structures for solid-state electrochemical devices, techniques for forming these structures, and devices incorporating the structures. The invention provides solid state electrochemical devices having as current interconnects a ferritic steel felt or screen coated with a protective oxide film.

Jacobson, Craig P. (Lafayette, CA); Visco, Steven J. (Berkeley, CA); DeJonghe, Lutgard C. (Lafayette, CA)

2004-05-25T23:59:59.000Z

147

Predictive modeling for collections of accounts receivable  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

It is commonly agreed that accounts receivable (AR) can be a source of financial difficulty for firms when they are not efficiently managed and are underperforming. Experience across multiple industries shows that effective management of AR and overall ... Keywords: accounts receivable, invoice to cash, knowledge discovery, order to cash, payment collection, predictive modeling

Sai Zeng; Ioana Boier-Martin; Prem Melville; Conrad Murphy; Christian A. Lang

2007-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

148

Natural Gas Data Collection and Estimation  

Reports and Publications (EIA)

This presentation to the Oklahoma Independent Petroleum Association gives an overview of the EIA natural gas data collection system, Oklahoma natural gas statistics, recent changes in monthly natural gas production statistics, and the May 2010 short-term natural gas forecast. The presentation focuses on the EIA-914, the "Monthly Natural Gas Production Report," and recent changes to this survey's estimation methodology.

Information Center

2010-06-09T23:59:59.000Z

149

Laboratory Measurements of Collection Efficiencies for Accretion  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Collection efficiencies for accretion were measured for six pairs of nearly unchanged drops. Cloud droplets of 11 and 17 ?m and collector drops between 100 and 400 ?m radius were used. The resulting efficiencies were in the 51–70% range and all ...

Harry T. Ochs III; K. V. Beard

1984-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

150

Modeling the World from Internet Photo Collections  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

There are billions of photographs on the Internet, comprising the largest and most diverse photo collection ever assembled. How can computer vision researchers exploit this imagery? This paper explores this question from the standpoint of 3D scene modeling ... Keywords: 3D navigation, 3D scene analysis, Internet imagery, Photo browsers, Structure from motion

Noah Snavely; Steven M. Seitz; Richard Szeliski

2008-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

151

Agricultural Improvement Loan Program  

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

The Agricultural Improvement Loan Program is administered by the Minnesota Department of Agriculture through the Minnesota Rural Finance Authority (RFA) and provides loans to farmers for...

152

Your Improvement Suggestions Requested  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... Once you have joined, click on the Subgroup tab and chose Improvement Day 2010. By E-mail. If you can't create a LinkedIn ...

2010-12-22T23:59:59.000Z

153

Collective interaction by design collective controllers for social navigation on digital photos  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper seeks to attract attention to the possibilities for designing for collaborative control and social negotiation in everyday interaction design. This work is starts out from the interaction model of collective interaction, which is a model depicting ... Keywords: collective interaction, interaction device, shared display, social interaction, tactile

Marianne Graves Petersen; Peter Gall Krogh; Morten Boye Mortensen; Thomas Møller-Lassen; Ditte Hvas Mortensen

2010-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

154

Using passive object garbage collection algorithms for garbage collection of active objects  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

With the increasing use of active object systems, agents and concurrent object oriented languages like Java, the problem of garbage collection (GC) of unused resources has become more complex. Since active objects are autonomous computational agents, ... Keywords: Java, active objects, actors, agents, garbage collection, program transformation

Abhay Vardhan; Gul Agha

2003-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

155

Dynamic and collective analysis of membrane protein interaction network based on gene regulatory network model  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Membrane protein interactions are vitally important for every process in a living cell. Information about these interactions can improve our understanding of diseases and provide the basis to revolutionize therapeutic treatments. However, current experimental ... Keywords: Bio-network, Dynamic and collective control, Gene regulatory network, Membrane protein interaction network, Robustness, Scale free distributing, Small-world network

Yong-Sheng Ding; Yi-Zhen Shen; Li-Hong Ren; Li-Jun Cheng

2012-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

156

Waste collection systems for recyclables: An environmental and economic assessment for the municipality of Aarhus (Denmark)  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Recycling of paper and glass from household waste is an integrated part of waste management in Denmark, however, increased recycling is a legislative target. The questions are: how much more can the recycling rate be increased through improvements of collection schemes when organisational and technical limitations are respected, and what will the environmental and economic consequences be? This was investigated in a case study of a municipal waste management system. Five scenarios with alternative collection systems for recyclables (paper, glass, metal and plastic packaging) were assessed by means of a life cycle assessment and an assessment of the municipality's costs. Kerbside collection would provide the highest recycling rate, 31% compared to 25% in the baseline scenario, but bring schemes with drop-off containers would also be a reasonable solution. Collection of recyclables at recycling centres was not recommendable because the recycling rate would decrease to 20%. In general, the results showed that enhancing recycling and avoiding incineration was recommendable because the environmental performance was improved in several impact categories. The municipal costs for collection and treatment of waste were reduced with increasing recycling, mainly because the high cost for incineration was avoided. However, solutions for mitigation of air pollution caused by increased collection and transport should be sought.

Larsen, A.W., E-mail: awl@env.dtu.d [Department of Environmental Engineering, Technical University of Denmark, Miljoevej, Building 113, DK-2800 Kongens Lyngby (Denmark); Merrild, H.; Moller, J.; Christensen, T.H. [Department of Environmental Engineering, Technical University of Denmark, Miljoevej, Building 113, DK-2800 Kongens Lyngby (Denmark)

2010-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

157

Robotic design analysis based on teleoperated manipulator data collection  

SciTech Connect

Extensive data collection was performed on a servomanipulator system (TeleOperator Systems SM-229) to determine the motion range and mechanical power usage of the manipulator under direct human control. More than 50 hours of various manipulation operations were performed while joint positions and motor currents were recorded. Reduction of these data yielded histograms of the manipulator usage patterns revealing areas where future manipulator motion ranges and drive systems could be optimized. This report develops a graphical representation of mechanical power usage that relates torque and velocity to the total usage time. Methods of interpreting this representation are discussed and generalized for use in analyzing robotic systems. The resulting technique will allow designers to reevaluate an operating system and determine how to improve that system's design.

Stoughton, R.S.; Martin, H.L.

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

158

Improved plug valve  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An improved plug valve wherein a novel shape for the valve plug and valve chamber provide mating surfaces for improved wear characteristics is described. The novel shape of the valve plug is a frustum of a body of revolution of a curve known as a tractrix, a solid shape otherwise known as a pseudosphere.

Wordin, J.J.

1986-05-09T23:59:59.000Z

159

Improved wire chamber  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An improved gas mixture for use with proportional counter devices, such as Geiger-Mueller tubes and drift chambers. The improved gas mixture provides a stable drift velocity while eliminating wire aging caused by prior art gas mixtures. The new gas mixture is comprised of equal parts argon and ethane gas and having approximately 0.25% isopropyl alcohol vapor. 2 figs.

Atac, M.

1987-05-12T23:59:59.000Z

160

Measurement, Analysis, and Improvement  

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

6 Measurement, Analysis, and Improvement Process 11_0304 Page 1 of 6 6 Measurement, Analysis, and Improvement Process 11_0304 Page 1 of 6 EOTA - Business Process Document Title: Measurement, Analysis, and Improvement Process Document Number: P-006 Rev 11_0304 Document Owner: Elizabeth Sousa Backup Owner: Melissa Otero Approver(s): Melissa Otero Parent Document: Q-001, Quality Manual Notify of Changes: EOTA Employees Referenced Document(s): P-008 Corrective-Preventive Action Process, P-004 Business System Management Review and REG-003 Records Register P-006 Measurement, Analysis, and Improvement Process 11_0304 Page 2 of 6 Revision History: Rev. Description of Change A Initial Release 08_0416 Changed verbiage in Step 6 to, "CAR/PAR/IO using P-008, Corrective-Preventive Action & Improvement Opportunity"

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161

Milestone Plan Process Improvement  

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

Milestone Plan Process Improvement Milestone Plan Process Improvement Milestone Plan Process Improvement Background In response to our community's concern over the milestone plan (MP) process within the system, the STRIPES Project Office initiated an in-depth evaluation of the required steps and issues surrounding this process. We concluded that the MP process could be improved for most users by tuning the system configuration. With the approval of both the STRIPES Executive Steering Committee and the STRIPES Project Office, we launched the MP Process Improvement Initiative. After many meetings with members of the STRIPES Team and Working Group, we are ready to "go-live" with this initiative. On October 1 st , 2012 the new MP process will be implemented for use by most field offices.

162

UESC Status Data Collection and Analysis  

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

| www1.eere.energy.gov/femp/ | www1.eere.energy.gov/femp/ UESC Status Data Collection and Analysis Jesse Feinberg Energetics, Incorporated April 14, 2010 Federal Energy Management Program | www1.eere.energy.gov/femp/ 2 * Why FEMP collects UESC data * Data trends - where are we now? * Incentives to sharing data Purpose Federal Energy Management Program | www1.eere.energy.gov/femp/ A one page history... UESCs authorized in Energy Policy Act of 1992 Agencies are authorized and encouraged to participate in programs to increase energy efficiency and for water conservation or the management of electricity demand conducted by gas, water, or electric utilities... No mandate to report UESC activity. FEMP tracks projects on voluntary basis. Steady reported growth of UESC financing vehicle for almost 20 years.

163

Federal Register Notice: Proposed Agency Information Collection |  

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

October 11, 2011 - 10:57am October 11, 2011 - 10:57am Addthis Federal Register Notice (PDF Version) on the DOE's invitation for public comment on its request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to extend for three years the Information Collection Request Title: OE Recovery Act Financial Assistance Grants, OMB Control No. 1910-5149 that DOE is developing for submission to OMB pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. Comments due on or before November 7, 2011. OMB Form 83-I (PDF 70 KB). ICR Supporting Statement (PDF 85 KB). SGIG Reporting Guidance (PDF 99 KB). SUMMARY: The Department of Energy (DOE) invites public comment on DOE's request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to extend for three years the emergency Information Collection Request Title: OE Recovery Act

164

Federal Register Notice: Proposed Agency Information Collection |  

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

August 10, 2011 - 2:21pm August 10, 2011 - 2:21pm Addthis Federal Register Notice (PDF Version) on the DOE's invitation for public comment on its intent to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to extend for four years the Information Collection Request Title: OE Recovery Act Financial Assistance Grants, OMB Control No. 1910-5149 that DOE is developing for submission to OMB pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. Comments due on or before October 11, 2011. SUMMARY: The Department of Energy (DOE) invites public comment on DOE's intent to request OMB to renew Information Collection Request Title: OE Recovery Act Financial Assistance Grants, OMB Control No. 1910-5149 for an additional four years that DOE is developing for submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction

165

Data Collection for Project Management and Performance  

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

Data Collection for Project Data Collection for Project Management and Performance Donald Macdonald November 19, 2009 DOE's PM Approach  Provide DOE with project information to allow DOE to adequately monitor project progress  Consistent with management of Financial Assistance projects  Awardee to manage project's execution and use their standard systems while providing DOE information from your management systems DOE's PM Approach  DOE Role  Monitor performance based on awardee information  Proactively anticipate and resolve issues that impact the project's success Project Execution Plan  DOE is requesting a set of high level documents be provided at project initiation  Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)  Responsibility Assignment Matrix  Risk Management Plan

166

Collection and analysis of geothermal gases  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Rapid, reliable procedures are described for the collection and analysis of geothermal gases at Los Alamos National Laboratory. Gases covered are H/sub 2/, He, Ar, O/sub 2/, N/sub 2/, CH/sub 4/, C/sub 2/H/sub 6/, CO/sub 2/, and H/sub 2/S. The methods outlined are suitable for geothermal exploration. 8 refs., 5 figs., 2 tabs.

Shevenell, L.; Goff, F.; Gritzo, L.; Trujillo, P.E. Jr.

1985-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

167

Competition and the Retreat from Collective Bargaining  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

sold off to the private sector had unavoidable elements of natural monopolies – railways, water, gas, electricity, communications, for example. Their product markets are to some extent inherently uncompetitive. Indeed, in acknowledgement... as the main way of regulating employment. Our argument is that the tacit settlement between organized labour and employers was undermined by increasing product market competition. The paper first provides an overview of the changing map of collective...

Brown, William; Bryson, A; Forth, J

168

Towards Security Evaluation BASED ON EVIDENCE COLLECTION  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Information security evaluation of software-intensive systems typically relies heavily on the experience of the security professionals. Obviously, automated approaches are needed in this field. Unfortunately, there is no practical approach to carrying out security evaluation in a systematic way. Here we introduce a general-level holistic framework for security evaluation based on security behaviour modelling and security evidence collection, and discuss its applicability to the design of security evaluation experimentation setups in real-world systems.

Reijo Savola

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

169

Predict particle collection in spray towers  

SciTech Connect

Spray tower wet scrubbers are used for control of particulates (as well as gaseous pollutants). The author has found that in cocurrent spray scrubbers, the most important parameter in determining particle collection efficiency is inlet dust particle size, followed by (in decreasing order of importance) gas velocity, collector droplet size, liquid-to-gas ratio, and length of scrubber. In countercurrent scrubbers, the most important parameters are collector droplet size, liquid-to-gas ratio, length of scrubber, and gas velocity. Note that some of these factors are directly related to collection, and some are related indirectly. This article provides equations, based on theoretical considerations and empirical data, for predicting particle collection efficiencies. The parameter ranges covered are typical of those encountered in the practical operation of conventional spray towers that use a ``cool`` (or cooled) inlet gas stream, so the equations are applicable to many industrial spray tower systems. The results are limited based on the ranges of the parameters evaluated, and while it may be possible to extrapolate beyond that, this has not been verified. (The initial model was for a flue-gas desulfurization system at a large power station that requires both particulate removal and SO{sub 2} absorption.)

Hesketh, H.E. [Southern Illinois Univ., Carbondale, IL (United States)

1995-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

170

Aluminum low temperature smelting cell metal collection  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A method of producing aluminum in an electrolytic cell containing alumina dissolved in an electrolyte. The method comprises the steps of providing a molten salt electrolyte in an electrolytic cell having an anodic liner for containing the electrolyte, the liner having an anodic bottom and walls including at least one end wall extending upwardly from the anodic bottom, the anodic liner being substantially inert with respect to the molten electrolyte. A plurality of non-consumable anodes is provided and disposed vertically in the electrolyte. A plurality of cathodes is disposed vertically in the electrolyte in alternating relationship with the anodes. The anodes are electrically connected to the anodic liner. An electric current is passed through the anodic liner to the anodes, through the electrolyte to the cathodes, and aluminum is deposited on said cathodes. Oxygen bubbles are generated at the anodes and the anodic liner, the bubbles stirring the electrolyte. Molten aluminum is collected from the cathodes into a tubular member positioned underneath the cathodes. The tubular member is in liquid communication with each cathode to collect the molten aluminum therefrom while excluding electrolyte. Molten aluminum is delivered through the tubular member to a molten aluminum reservoir located substantially opposite the anodes and cathodes. The molten aluminum is collected from the cathodes and delivered to the reservoir while avoiding contact of the molten aluminum with the anodic bottom.

Beck, Theodore R. (Seattle, WA); Brown, Craig W. (Seattle, WA)

2002-07-16T23:59:59.000Z

171

SPURIOUS SULFATE FORMATION ON COLLECTED AMBIENT AEROSOL SAMPLES  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

FORMATION ON COLLECTED AMBIENT AEROSOL SAMPLES B. W. Loo, R.FORMATION ON COLLECTED AMBIENT AEROSOL SAMPLES Billy W. Lao,ON COLLECTED AMBIENT AEROSOL SAMPLES* _B_il_l~y ___ W_. _L~o

Loo, B.W.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

172

Geothermal Academy: Focus Center for Data Collection, Analysis, and Dissemination  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Geothermal Academy: A Pathway for Confirmation of Ground-Source Heat Pumps in the United States. In 2008, Oak Ridge National Laboratory issued a report on geothermal heats pumps (GHPs) focused on the market status, barriers to adoption, and actions to overcome these barriers (Hughes 2008). Of the barriers raised in this report, of the most pressing is the lack of performance and energy usage data for GHPs. Further, an associated barrier is a lack of a fair comparison of the energy usage of conventional heating and cooling systems for the same building. Because of these barriers, we are not able to say how much energy is used by well-designed GHP systems on a long-term basis, nor are we able to say how better their energy usage is compared to conventional systems. The need for a fair comparison with conventional systems is particularly relevant as modern versions of conventional air conditioners, gas furnaces, and boilers have also incorporated energy saving technologies. As a first step to address this barrier, the Geothermal Academy has developed a framework for data collection. This framework has already been applied to several geothermal installations in Colorado (Nakagawa etal. 2010). The framework classifies data into different categories based on the relevance of the dat to understanding the energy consumption of a GHP system. The categories are: direct energy consumption data, heat exchange performance data, and GHP design parameter data. The main recommendation of this project is to include a minimal data collection system on each heat pump installed in the U.S., capable of measuring the electrical energy consumed, the entering/exiting fluid temperatures, and circulation rates. This is a viable and cost effective solution which will provide performance data, as data collection systems are only a fraction of the cost of a GHP unit and modern GHP units already incorporate sensors to monitor energy usage and the entering and exiting fluid temperatures. Specifically, these sensors are used to control the GHP unit to provide the heat exchange required to provide a desired temperature within a building. Accordingly, it is straightforward for this operational data to be collected to start building a database of GHP performance such that can provide statistically relevant comparison with other heating and cooling systems. In addition to collecting the data, such a system could be easily implemented with a wireless transmitter so that data could be sent to a home PC where it could be transmitted to a central database. Display of the data on a user's PC would provide feedback on the performance of their system which could perhaps refine their use of the system to reach their personal energy goals. Although a system such as that described above has yet to be incorporated directly into commercial GHP systems, it is straightforward and inexpensive to outfit a GHP with a data acquisition system and supplemental sensors. A secondary recommendation is to consider funding a pilot effort that will collect the energy and performance time series data from a representative sample of installations. A preliminary pilot effort was undertaken by the Geothermal Academy at a middle school in Ft. Collins, Colorado, which demonstrated the feasibility and ease of such an effort. A full-scale pilot effort would be most suited to evaluate the performance of GHP installations in different climate settings, preferably focusing on residential, commercial, and public buildings. If a full-scale pilot effort were to be undertaken, it is recommended to also identify large buildings which may incorporate a back-up conventional heating and cooling system in order to provide statistically relevant comparison data to assess the improvement in GHP energy usage over other heating and cooling technologies. Such a data collection system would provide several benefits to the different sectors of society (consumers, installers, policy makers, researchers, utility companies, government regulators) which are concerned with GHP technology and implementation.

Nakagawa, Masami, Ph.D.; Fujiono, Hendro, Ph.D.; McCartney, John S., Ph.D.; Reed, Adam, J.D., Esq.

2011-10-31T23:59:59.000Z

173

Data Collection for Project Management and Performance, November...  

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

for Project Management and Performance, November 19, 2009 (POWERPOINT) Data Collection for Project Management and Performance, November 19, 2009 (POWERPOINT) Data Collection for...

174

Data Collection Requirements for the Federal Funding Accounting...  

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

Data Collection Requirements for the Federal Funding Accounting and Transparency Act (FFATA) of 2006 Data Collection Requirements for the Federal Funding Accounting and...

175

DOE Technical Standards Archived Collection | Department of Energy  

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

DOE Technical Standards Archived Collection DOE Technical Standards Archived Collection DOE Technical Standards Program July 30, 2013 Technical Standards, DOE-STD-1024-92 - March...

176

Vacuum Attachment for Collection of Lithium Powder ---- Inventor...  

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

Vacuum Attachment for Collection of Lithium Powder ---- Inventor(s) Hans Schneider and Stephan Jurczynski The Vacuum Attachment is part of an integrated system designed to collect...

177

The Department of Energy Geothermal Legacy Reports Collection  

Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)

Accelerator Find DOE Collections Enter Search Terms GO The Department of Energy Geothermal Legacy Reports Collection The Department of Energy Geothermal Legacy Reports...

178

Gas, Heat, Water, Sewerage Collection and Disposal, and Street...  

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

Gas, Heat, Water, Sewerage Collection and Disposal, and Street Railway Companies (South Carolina) Gas, Heat, Water, Sewerage Collection and Disposal, and Street Railway Companies...

179

THERMOPHORESIS AND ITS THERMAL PARAMETERS FOR AEROSOL COLLECTION  

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

THERMOPHORESIS AND ITS THERMAL PARAMETERS FOR AEROSOL COLLECTION Title THERMOPHORESIS AND ITS THERMAL PARAMETERS FOR AEROSOL COLLECTION Publication Type Journal Article LBNL Report...

180

The Transportation Leapfrog: Using Smart Phones to Collect Driving...  

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

Transportation Leapfrog: Using Smart Phones to Collect Driving Data and Model Fuel Economy in India Title The Transportation Leapfrog: Using Smart Phones to Collect Driving Data...

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Wireless technology collects real-time information from oil and...  

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Wireless technology collects real-time information from oil and gas wells Wireless technology collects real-time information from oil and gas wells The patented system delivers...

182

DOE Technical Standards Archived Collection | Department of Energy  

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

Information Center DOE Technical Standards Program DOE Technical Standards Archived Collection DOE Technical Standards Archived Collection Document ID Filter Document ID...

183

Preliminary Evaluation of the Trench 1 Collection Drain Floodplain...  

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

Evaluation of the Trench 1 Collection Drain Floodplain Area of the Shiprock, New Mexico, Site Preliminary Evaluation of the Trench 1 Collection Drain Floodplain Area of the...

184

Cycle Chemistry Improvement Program  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The purity of water and steam is central to ensuring fossil plant component availability and reliability. This report, which describes formal cycle chemistry improvement programs at nine utilities, will assist utilities in achieving significant operation and maintenance cost reductions.

1997-04-21T23:59:59.000Z

185

An Improved Humidity Sensor  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A common feature of all capacitance humidity sensors is their undesirable hysteresis effect due to the unequal adsorption and desorption of water vapor on the surfaces of their dielectric porous materials. To eliminate this error, an improved ...

Shixuan Pang; Hartmut Graßl; Horst Jäger

1996-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

186

Semantic browsing in large scale videos collection  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

With the increasing amount of video data being produced, there is a growing demand for more efficient tools of exploration and navigation to further improve the retrieval effectiveness. In this paper, we present a new approach for video browsing based ... Keywords: data visualization, interactive user interface, semantic similarity, video retrieval, video semantic browsing

Jamel Slimi, Sadek Mansouri, Anis Ben Ammar, Adel M. Alimi

2013-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

187

Light Collection in Liquid Noble Gases  

SciTech Connect

Liquid noble gases are increasingly used as active detector materials in particle and nuclear physics. Applications include calorimeters and neutrino oscillation experiments as well as searches for neutrinoless double beta decay, direct dark matter, muon electron conversion, and the neutron electric dipole moment. One of the great advantages of liquid noble gases is their copious production of ultraviolet scintillation light, which contains information about event energy and particle type. I will review the scintillation properties of the various liquid noble gases and the means used to collect their scintillation light, including recent advances in photomultiplier technology and wavelength shifters.

McKinsey, Dan [Yale University

2013-05-29T23:59:59.000Z

188

Collective Excitations in Electron-Hole Bilayers  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We report a combined analytic and molecular dynamics analysis of the collective mode spectrum of a bipolar (electron-hole) bilayer in the strong coupling classical limit. A robust, isotropic energy gap is identified in the out-of-phase spectra, generated by the combined effect of correlations and of the excitation of the bound dipoles. In the in-phase spectra we identify longitudinal and transverse acoustic modes wholly maintained by correlations. Strong nonlinear generation of higher harmonics of the fundamental dipole oscillation frequency and the transfer of harmonics between different modes is observed.

Kalman, G. J. [Department of Physics, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts 02467 (United States); Hartmann, P.; Donko, Z. [Research Institute for Solid State Physics and Optics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, P.O. Box 49, H-1525 Budapest (Hungary); Golden, K. I. [Department of Mathematics and Statistics and Department of Physics, University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont 05401 (United States)

2007-06-08T23:59:59.000Z

189

Evaluated data collections from ENSDF. [ORNL  

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For several years the Nuclear Data Project has been maintaining an Evaluated Nuclear Structure Data File (ENSDF), which is designed to include critically evaluated values for most nuclear spectroscopic quantities. The information in ENSDF is the same as in the Nuclear Data Sheets, which illustrates two particular output formats (drawings and tables). Spectroscopic information for nuclei with A < 45 is put into ENSDF from the evaluations of Aizenberg-Selove and of Endt and van der Leun. An international network was organized to provide regular revisions of the data file. Computer facilities were developed to retrieve collections of evaluated data for special calculations or detailed examination.

Ewbank, W.B.

1979-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

190

Automated collection and processing of environmental samples  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

For monitoring an environmental parameter such as the level of nuclear radiation, at distributed sites, bar coded sample collectors are deployed and their codes are read using a portable data entry unit that also records the time of deployment. The time and collector identity are cross referenced in memory in the portable unit. Similarly, when later recovering the collector for testing, the code is again read and the time of collection is stored as indexed to the sample collector, or to a further bar code, for example as provided on a container for the sample. The identity of the operator can also be encoded and stored. After deploying and/or recovering the sample collectors, the data is transmitted to a base processor. The samples are tested, preferably using a test unit coupled to the base processor, and again the time is recorded. The base processor computes the level of radiation at the site during exposure of the sample collector, using the detected radiation level of the sample, the delay between recovery and testing, the duration of exposure and the half life of the isotopes collected. In one embodiment, an identity code and a site code are optically read by an image grabber coupled to the portable data entry unit.

Troyer, Gary L. (Richland, WA); McNeece, Susan G. (Richland, WA); Brayton, Darryl D. (Richland, WA); Panesar, Amardip K. (Kennewick, WA)

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

191

Data Collection Forms - U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Home > Households, Buildings & Industry > Commercial Buildings Energy Consumption Survey (CBECS) > Technical Information > Data Collection Forms: Data ...

192

Comparing Coordinated Garbage Collection Algorithms for Arrays of Solid-state Drives  

SciTech Connect

Solid-State Drives (SSDs) offer significant performance improvements over hard disk drives (HDD) on a number of workloads. The frequency of garbage collection (GC) activity is directly correlated with the pattern, frequency, and volume of write requests, and scheduling of GC is controlled by logic internal to the SSD. SSDs can exhibit significant performance degradations when garbage collection (GC) conflicts with an ongoing I/O request stream. When using SSDs in a RAID array, the lack of coordination of the local GC processes amplifies these performance degradations. No RAID controller or SSD available today has the technology to overcome this limitation. In our previous work, we presented a Global Garbage Collection (GGC) mechanism to improve response times and reduce performance variability for a RAID array of SSDs. A coordination method is employed so that GCs in the array can run at the same time. The coordination can exhibit substantial performance improvement. In this paper, we explore various GC coordination algorithms. We develop reactive and proactive GC coordination algorithms and evaluate their I/O performance and block erase counts for various workloads. We show that a proactive GC coordination algorithm can improve the I/O response times by up to 9% further and increase the lifetime of SSDs by reducing the number of block erase counts by up to 79% compared to a reactive algorithm.

Lee, Junghee [ORNL; Kim, Youngjae [ORNL; Oral, H Sarp [ORNL; Shipman, Galen M [ORNL; Dillow, David A [ORNL; Wang, Feiyi [ORNL

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

193

The Use of Collective Dose for Optimization of a Low-Level Waste Site Closure Cover  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Low-level radioactive waste management regulations require that releases to the environment be as low as reasonably achievable. Collective dose’s use in quantitative cost benefit analysis is well accepted for optimization of operational radiation safety, but seldom applied to routine environmental releases. One concern is that collective dose for large areas and long time periods may obscure the spatial and temporal distribution of risk and the magnitude of individual doses. Use of collective dose for optimization also requires that the decision maker justify subjective inputs including truncation limits for the summation of collective dose in space and time, a monetary value for collective dose, and a discount rate for future health detriment. In this study, a probabilistic collective dose model is developed and used to optimize the closure of the Area 5 Radioactive Waste Management Site (RWMS) on the Nevada Test Site. Collective dose’s shortcomings are addressed by preparing a dose matrix that disaggregates the collective dose in space and time and by reporting individual doses for exposed subgroups. Important subjective inputs are assigned discrete values reflecting differing opinions, and the consequence of the differences on the final decision is described. The resulting optimization process remains subjective, but clearly identifies subjective inputs, the values selected, and their impact on the decision. For the Area 5 RWMS, the value of the collective dose is small compared to closure cover cost options over a broad range of subjective values for the spatial and temporal limits for truncation of collective dose, monetary value of collective dose, and discount rates for future dose. The collective dose matrix and individual doses indicate that the societal and individual risks are greatest for future residents within the disposal site boundary, suggesting that options deterring intrusion have the greatest potential for cost-effectiveness. The cost of various closure options far exceeds the value of the collective dose averted, indicating that there are few opportunities for cost-effective improvements when closures meet the low dose constraints in waste management regulations.

Greg Shott, Vefa Yucel

2010-03-07T23:59:59.000Z

194

Data collection plan for Phase 2 Alternative Fuels Bus Data Collection Program. Final report  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This document constitutes the plan for collecting and reporting data associated with a special set of transit bus demonstrations to be conducted under the Urban Bus Program of the Alternative Motor Fuels Act (AMFA) of 1988. This program, called the Phase 2 Bus Data Collection Program, serves as an adjunct to the Phase I Bus Data Collection Program, collecting detailed data on just a few buses to augment and enhance the Phase 1 data in fulfilling the urban bus requirements of AMFA. Demonstrations will be conducted at a few transit system locations throughout the US and will use alternative fuels and associated technologies to reduce undesirable transit bus exhaust emissions. Several organizations will be involved in the data collection; NREL will manage the program, analyze and store vehicle data, and make these data available through the Alternative Fuels Data Center. This information will enable transit agencies, equipment manufacturers, fuel suppliers, and government policy makers to make informed decisions about buying and using alternative fuels.

Krenelka, T. [Battelle Columbus Labs., OH (United States)

1993-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

195

Microsoft PowerPoint - Improving Data Integrity final draft_072412.PPTX  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) Indexed Site

Improving Data Quality Improving Data Quality H i d li h h h h i How to improve data quality throughout the heating season and information sharing's role in doing so Z,INC. Team David Dudley, EIA-877; Survey Operator August 14, 2012| Washington, D.C. www.eia.gov U.S. Energy Information Administration Independent Statistics & Analysis Overview Overview Data Fundamentals Pre-Season Contact I t t D t C ll ti Internet Data Collection system Weekly Data Collections Weekly Data Collections Documentation / Information Sharing Information Sharing David Dudley, Improving Data Quality EIA, August 14, 2012 2 EIA-877: Data Fundamentals 3 David Dudley, Improving Data Quality EIA, August 14, 2012 Data Fundamentals: Characteristics Data Fundamentals: Characteristics * Overview of what data are being collected: Current

196

Surveillance Guides - Continous Improvement  

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

CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT 1.0 Objective The objective of this surveillance is to verify that contractor personnel are effectively managing environment, safety, and health issues in a manner that fosters continuous improvement. The activities included in this surveillance help the Facility Representative determine whether safety issues identified through internal contractor, and external DOE or Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board evaluation programs are resolved consistent with the level of safety importance. 2.0 References 2.1 DOE O 414.1, Quality Assurance 2.2 DOE O 232.1, Occurrence Reporting and Processing of Operations Information 2.3 DOE-STD-1045-93, Guide to Good Practices for Notifications and Investigations of Abnormal Events 2.4 48 CFR 1970.5204, Department of Energy Acquisition

197

Improved energy sealing capability  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

In response to the need for tapping national energy resources, an improved high temperature sealing material has been developed through the sponsorship of the Department of Energy. Parker Seal was selected as one of the technology transferees from L'Garde Inc. and has optimized this transferred technology for further improved performance capabilities and acceptable plant processing. This paper summarizes Parker Seal's testing and evaluation efforts on L'Garde's Y267 transferred technology for a new geothermal and stream service material. This new product, Parker's E962-85 is described in this paper.

Barsoumian, Jerry L.

1982-10-08T23:59:59.000Z

198

Counting statistics of collective photon transmissions  

SciTech Connect

We theoretically study cooperative effects in the steady-state transmission of photons through a medium of N radiators. Using methods from quantum transport, we find a cross-over in scaling from N to N{sup 2} in the current and to even higher powers of N in the higher cumulants of the photon counting statistics as a function of the tunable source occupation. The effect should be observable for atoms confined within a nano-cell with a pumped optical cavity as photon source. - Highlights: > Super-radiance transfers to super-transmittance in steady-state transport. > Higher cumulants are much more sensitive indicators for collective behavior than the first cumulant. > Effects should be measurable by pumped-cavity experiment.

Vogl, M., E-mail: malte.vogl@tu-berlin.de; Schaller, G., E-mail: gernot.schaller@tu-berlin.de; Brandes, T.

2011-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

199

Collective structure of the N=40 isotones  

SciTech Connect

The structure of even-even N=40 isotones is studied from drip line to drip line through the systematic investigation of their quadrupole modes of excitation. Calculations are performed within the Hartree-Fock-Bogoliubov approach using the Gogny D1S effective interaction. Where relevant, these calculations are extended beyond mean field within a generator-coordinate-based method. An overall good agreement with available experimental data is reported, showing that collectivity increases from the neutron to the proton drip line. Whereas {sup 60}Ca and {sup 68}Ni display a calculated spherical shape in their ground states, all other isotones show a prolate-deformed ground-state band and a quasi-{gamma} band. Coexistence features are predicted in the neutron-deficient N=40 isotones above {sup 74}Se.

Gaudefroy, L.; Peru, S.; Pillet, N.; Hilaire, S.; Delaroche, J.-P.; Girod, M. [CEA, DAM, DIF, F-91297 Arpajon (France); Obertelli, A. [CEA-Saclay, DSM/IRFU/SPhN 91191 Gif-sur-Yvette (France); Libert, J. [Institut de Physique Nucleaire, IN2P3-CNRS, F-91406 Orsay-Campus (France)

2009-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

200

Diffractometer data collecting method and apparatus  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Diffractometer data is collected without the use of a movable receiving slit. A scanning device, positioned in the diffractometer between a sample and detector, varies the amount of the beam diffracted from the sample that is received by the detector in such a manner that the beam is detected in an integrated form. In one embodiment, a variable diameter beam stop is used which comprises a drop of mercury captured between a pair of spaced sheets and disposed in the path of the diffracted beam. By varying the spacing between the sheets, the diameter of the mercury drop is varied. In another embodiment, and adjustable iris diaphragm is positioned in the path of the diffrated beam and the iris opening is adjusted to control the amount of the beam reaching the detector. 5 figs.

Steinmeyer, P.A.

1990-02-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Dynamical Collective Calculation of Supernova Neutrino Signals  

SciTech Connect

We present the first calculations with three flavors of collective and shock wave effects for neutrino propagation in core-collapse supernovae using hydrodynamical density profiles and the S matrix formalism. We explore the interplay between the neutrino-neutrino interaction and the effects of multiple resonances upon the time signal of positrons in supernova observatories. A specific signature is found for the inverted hierarchy and a large third neutrino mixing angle and we predict, in this case, a dearth of lower energy positrons in Cherenkov detectors midway through the neutrino signal and the simultaneous revelation of valuable information about the original fluxes. We show that this feature is also observable with current generation neutrino detectors at the level of several sigmas.

Gava, Jerome; Kneller, James; Volpe, Cristina; McLaughlin, G. C. [Institut de Physique Nucleaire, F-91406 Orsay cedex, CNRS/IN2P3 and University of Paris-XI (France); Department of Physics, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina 27695-8202 (United States)

2009-08-14T23:59:59.000Z

202

Collective Dynamics of Complex Plasma Bilayers  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A classical dusty plasma experiment was performed using two different dust grain sizes to form a strongly coupled asymmetric bilayer (two closely spaced interacting monolayers) of two species of charged dust particles. The observation and analysis of the thermally excited particle oscillations revealed the collective mode structure and dispersion (wave propagation) in this system; in particular, the existence of the theoretically predicted k=0 energy (frequency) gap was verified. Equilibrium molecular-dynamics simulations were performed to emulate the experiment, assuming Yukawa-type interparticle interaction. The simulations and analytic calculations based both on lattice summation and on the quasilocalized charge approximation approach are in good agreement with the experimental findings and help in identifying and characterizing the observed phenomena.

Hartmann, P.; Donko, Z. [Research Institute for Solid State Physics and Optics of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, H-1525 Budapest, P.O. Box 49 (Hungary); Department of Physics, Boston College, 140 Commonwealth Avenue, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts 02467 (United States); Kalman, G. J. [Department of Physics, Boston College, 140 Commonwealth Avenue, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts 02467 (United States); Kyrkos, S. [Department of Chemistry and Physics, Le Moyne College, 1419 Salt Springs Road, Syracuse, New York 13214 (United States); Golden, K. I. [Department of Mathematics and Statistics, College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences, University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont 05401-1455 (United States); Rosenberg, M. [Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, California, 92093 (United States)

2009-12-11T23:59:59.000Z

203

Improved Membrane Materials for PEM Fuel Cell Application  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The overall goal of this project is to collect and integrate critical structure/property information in order to develop methods that lead to significant improvements in the durability and performance of polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cell (PEMFC) materials. This project is focused on the fundamental improvement of PEMFC membrane materials with respect to chemical, mechanical and morphological durability as well as the development of new inorganically-modified membranes.

Kenneth A. Mauritz; Robert B. Moore

2008-06-30T23:59:59.000Z

204

Improved vortex reactor system  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An improved vortex reactor system for affecting fast pyrolysis of biomass and Refuse Derived Fuel (RDF) feed materials comprising: a vortex reactor having its axis vertically disposed in relation to a jet of a horizontally disposed steam ejector that impels feed materials from a feeder and solids from a recycle loop along with a motive gas into a top part of said reactor.

Diebold, James P. (Lakewood, CO); Scahill, John W. (Evergreen, CO)

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

205

Cooking Appliance Use in California Homes - Data Collected from a  

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Cooking Appliance Use in California Homes - Data Collected from a Cooking Appliance Use in California Homes - Data Collected from a Web-Based Survey Title Cooking Appliance Use in California Homes - Data Collected from a Web-Based Survey Publication Type Report LBNL Report Number LBNL-5028E Year of Publication 2011 Authors Klug, Victoria L., Agnes B. Lobscheid, and Brett C. Singer Date Published August 2011 Publisher Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory City Berkeley, CA Keywords Range Hood Test Facility Abstract Cooking of food and use of natural gas cooking burners generate pollutants that can have substantial impacts on residential indoor air quality. The extent of these impacts depends on cooking frequency, duration and specific food preparation activities in addition to the extent to which exhaust fans or other ventilation measures (e.g. windows) are used during cooking. With the intent of improving our understanding of indoor air quality impacts of cooking-related pollutants, we created, posted and advertised a web-based survey about cooking activities in residences. The survey included questions similar to those in California's Residential Appliance Saturation Survey (RASS), relating to home, household and cooking appliance characteristics and weekly patterns of meals cooked. Other questions targeted the following information not captured in the RASS: (1) oven vs. cooktop use, the number of cooktop burners used and the duration of burner use when cooking occurs, (2) specific cooking activities, (3) the use of range hood or window to increase ventilation during cooking, and (4) occupancy during cooking. Specific cooking activity questions were asked about the prior 24 hours with the assumption that most people are able to recollect activities over this time period. We examined inter-relationships among cooking activities and patterns and relationships of cooking activities to household demographics. We did not seek to obtain a sample of respondents that is demographically representative of the California population but rather to inexpensively gather information from homes spanning ranges of relevant characteristics including the number of residents and presence or absence of children. This report presents the survey, the responses obtained, and limited analysis of the results.

206

In the OSTI Collections: Fuel Cells | OSTI, US Dept of Energy, Office of  

Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)

In the OSTI Collections: Fuel Cells In the OSTI Collections: Fuel Cells Considerable research is focused on how to improve fuel cells, their efficiency, environmental impact and marketability. Fuel cells are very efficient: they change a large fraction of the energy in their fuel and oxidant directly into electrical energy. They are quiet and, with the right fuel/oxidant combinations, they produce little or no pollution. Still, like any technology, fuel cells present limitations of their own to be overcome. You can get an idea of the range of possible improvements from recent research reports available from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI). Those published in just the first few months of 2012 alone address at least four topics: using

207

Apparatus for real-time airborne particulate radionuclide collection and analysis  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An improved apparatus for collecting and analyzing an airborne particulate radionuclide having a filter mounted in a housing, the housing having an air inlet upstream of the filter and an air outlet downstream of the filter, wherein an air stream flows therethrough. The air inlet receives the air stream, the filter collects the airborne particulate radionuclide and permits a filtered air stream to pass through the air outlet. The improvement which permits real time counting is a gamma detecting germanium diode mounted downstream of the filter in the filtered air stream. The gamma detecting germanium diode is spaced apart from a downstream side of the filter a minimum distance for a substantially maximum counting detection while permitting substantially free air flow through the filter and uniform particulate radionuclide deposition on the filter.

Smart, John E. (West Richland, WA); Perkins, Richard W. (Richland, WA)

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

208

Website Collects EM's D&D Lessons Learned | Department of Energy  

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

Website Collects EM's D&D Lessons Learned Website Collects EM's D&D Lessons Learned Website Collects EM's D&D Lessons Learned September 30, 2013 - 12:00pm Addthis This photo is included in a report that discusses worker protective suits. The report is part of the lessons learned, best practices and other guidance now featured in the Deactivation and Decommissioning Knowledge Management Information Tool. The worker pictured, an insulator, is wearing a protective suit designed to fit better around the respirator and allow for improved breathing. This photo is included in a report that discusses worker protective suits. The report is part of the lessons learned, best practices and other guidance now featured in the Deactivation and Decommissioning Knowledge Management Information Tool. The worker pictured, an insulator, is wearing

209

Website Collects EM's D&D Lessons Learned | Department of Energy  

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

Website Collects EM's D&D Lessons Learned Website Collects EM's D&D Lessons Learned Website Collects EM's D&D Lessons Learned September 30, 2013 - 12:00pm Addthis This photo is included in a report that discusses worker protective suits. The report is part of the lessons learned, best practices and other guidance now featured in the Deactivation and Decommissioning Knowledge Management Information Tool. The worker pictured, an insulator, is wearing a protective suit designed to fit better around the respirator and allow for improved breathing. This photo is included in a report that discusses worker protective suits. The report is part of the lessons learned, best practices and other guidance now featured in the Deactivation and Decommissioning Knowledge Management Information Tool. The worker pictured, an insulator, is wearing

210

NETL: Power Plant Improvement Initiative  

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PPII Major Demonstrations Power Plant Improvement Initiative (PPII) The Power Plant Improvement Initiative (PPII) was established in October 2000 to further the commercial-scale...

211

Improving Floating Point Compression  

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Improving Improving Floating Point Compression through Binary Masks Leonardo A. Bautista Gomez Argonne National Laboratory Franck Cappello Argonne National Laboratory Abstract-Modern scientific technology such as particle accel- erators, telescopes and supercomputers are producing extremely large amounts of data. That scientific data needs to be processed using systems with high computational capabilities such as supercomputers. Given that the scientific data is increasing in size at an exponential rate, storing and accessing the data is becoming expensive in both, time and space. Most of this scientific data is stored using floating point representation. Scientific applications executed in supercomputers spend a large amount of CPU cycles reading and writing floating point values, making data compression techniques an interesting way to increase computing efficiency.

212

Operations Improvement Surveys  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Exxon Chemical Company developed unique site-wide energy optimization technology in the mid1970's. This technology was applied by means of site energy surveys which were carried out at every major Exxon facility throughout the world during the 1976-1981 timeframe. The first 20% of energy savings, versus the 1972 reference, had already been captured or was in progress via conventional energy conservation methods. The site energy surveys identified attractive investments to save a second 20% of energy use. In early 1982, Exxon Corp. started to apply this same technology to its major facilities to define attractive NO INVESTMENT and LOW INVESTMENT operational improvement savings which could be implemented quickly. This presentation covers Exxon's approach to site energy optimization and the Operations Improvement Survey Program. The Program has identified at many sites, an average of 5% reduction in today's energy costs at No/Low investment plus additional savings in the feedstock and energy supply areas.

Guide, J. J.; O'Brien, W. J.

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

213

Improved solar heating systems  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An improved solar heating system is described in which the incident radiation of the sun is absorbed on collector panels, transferred to a storage unit and then distributed as heat for a building and the like. The improvement is obtained by utilizing a storage unit comprising separate compartments containing an array of materials having different melting points ranging from 75 to 180/sup 0/F. The materials in the storage system are melted in accordance with the amount of heat absorbed from the sun and then transferred to the storage system. An efficient low volume storage system is provided by utilizing the latent heat of fusion of the materials as they change states in storing ad releasing heat for distribution.

Schreyer, J.M.; Dorsey, G.F.

1980-05-16T23:59:59.000Z

214

Improving PPM Using Dictionaries  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We propose a method to improve traditional character-based PPM text compression algorithms. Consider a text file as a sequence of alternating words and non-words, the basic idea of our algorithm is to encode non-words and prefixes of words using character-based context models and encode suffixes of words using dictionary models. By using dictionary models, the algorithm can encode multiple characters as a whole, and thus enhance the compression efficiency. The advantages of the proposed algorithm are: 1) it does not require any text preprocessing; 2) it does not need any explicit codeword to identify switch between context and dictionary models; 3) it can be applied to any character-based PPM algorithms without incurring much additional computational cost. Test results show that significant improvements can be obtained over character-based PPM, especially in low order cases.

Hu, Yichuan; Zhang,; Khan, Farooq; Li, Ying

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

215

Membranes Improve Insulation Efficiency  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

It has been determined from extensive tests involving test models and home attics that loose fill and fiber batt insulation does not function as expected by the industry. The reason for this deficiency is current test methods do not accurately predict the magnitude of air infiltration into fiber insulation as used in home attics, radiant heat infiltration into the insulation during summer, or radiant heat loss through the insulation during winter conditions. The use of (1) moisture permeable membranes over the insulation, and (2) layered membranes between fiber batts to form closed cells in the insulation both dramatically improve the efficiency of the fiber insulation. The efficiency of this insulation will be improved to an even greater degree if these membranes reflect radiant heat as well as reduce convection air currents. Extensive tests have also been conducted which show that if moisture permeable membranes are used over fiber insulation, the moisture content of the insulation will be reduced.

Bullock, C. A.

1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

216

ATLAS Videos and Multimedia Collection at CERN  

DOE Data Explorer (OSTI)

ATLAS is a particle physics experiment at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN; its detector searches for new discoveries in the head-on collisions of protons of extraordinarily high energy. Approximately 700 physicists, engineers and graduate students from 44 US institutions participate in the ATLAS collaboration, including four Department of Energy National Laboratories. In addition to the ATLAS Collaboration's home page and numerous ATLAS-related pages at the various research organizations involved, there are two primary ATLAS websites that provide the full range of information about this experiment at the Large Hadron Collider in at CERN, Switzerland. Videos and multimedia from the inception and construction of ATLAS and continuing on through current operations and scientific discoveries are found everywhere from Brookhaven Lab to YouTube to an official collection at the ATLAS Experiment page at CERN. This DDE citation guides you to the ATLAS Experiment page where multimedia offerings are organized into eight categories. They include documentary features and clips, animations of actual events and of simulated events, short video clips of the ATLAS Experiment, construction videos, educational videos, and public talks or presentations. Be sure to view also the ATLAS control room webcams and the live Event displays on the homepage when they are available. Note that the ATLAS Experiment also has a Blog and a Twitter presence.

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217

IMPROVEMENTS IN POWER PLANT  

SciTech Connect

A power plant for nuclear reactors is designed for improved cycle efficiency. In addition to the usual heat exchanger for heat transfer from gaseous reactor coolant to water for vaporization, a second heat exchanger is provided between the first heat exchanger and a point betwveen the intermediate- pressure and low-pressure turbine stages. In this way, interstage reheating of the steam is obtained without passage of the steam back to the first heat exchanger. (D.L.C.) Research Reactors

Peters, M.C.

1961-10-11T23:59:59.000Z

218

Improved vortex reactor system  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An improved vortex reactor system is described for affecting fast pyrolysis of biomass and Refuse Derived Fuel (RDF) feed materials comprising: a vortex reactor having its axis vertically disposed in relation to a jet of a horizontally disposed steam ejector that impels feed materials from a feeder and solids from a recycle loop along with a motive gas into a top part of said reactor. 12 figs.

Diebold, J.P.; Scahill, J.W.

1995-05-09T23:59:59.000Z

219

LACIO: A New Collective I/O Strategy for Parallel I/O Systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Parallel applications benefit considerably from the rapid advance of processor architectures and the available massive computational capability, but their performance suffers from large latency of I/O accesses. The poor I/O performance has been attributed as a critical cause of the low sustained performance of parallel systems. Collective I/O is widely considered a critical solution that exploits the correlation among I/O accesses from multiple processes of a parallel application and optimizes the I/O performance. However, the conventional collective I/O strategy makes the optimization decision based on the logical file layout to avoid multiple file system calls and does not take the physical data layout into consideration. On the other hand, the physical data layout in fact decides the actual I/O access locality and concurrency. In this study, we propose a new collective I/O strategy that is aware of the underlying physical data layout. We confirm that the new Layout-Aware Collective I/O (LACIO) improves the performance of current parallel I/O systems effectively with the help of noncontiguous file system calls. It holds promise in improving the I/O performance for parallel systems.

Chen, Yong [ORNL; Sun, Xian-He [Illinois Institute of Technology; Thakur, Dr. Rajeev [Argonne National Laboratory (ANL); Roth, Philip C [ORNL; Gropp, William D [University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Study of Coupled-Bunch Collective in the ALS  

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Collective Effects in the ALS J.M. Byrd and IN. CorlettCollective Effects in the ALS' J. M. Byrd and J. N. Corlettthe Advanced Light Source (ALS), a 1.5 GeV electron storage

Byrd, J.M.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Alternative Fuels Data Center: Laws and Incentives Data Collection Methods  

Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center (EERE)

Laws and Incentives Laws and Incentives Data Collection Methods to someone by E-mail Share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Laws and Incentives Data Collection Methods on Facebook Tweet about Alternative Fuels Data Center: Laws and Incentives Data Collection Methods on Twitter Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Laws and Incentives Data Collection Methods on Google Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Laws and Incentives Data Collection Methods on Delicious Rank Alternative Fuels Data Center: Laws and Incentives Data Collection Methods on Digg Find More places to share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Laws and Incentives Data Collection Methods on AddThis.com... More in this section... Federal State Advanced Search All Laws & Incentives Sorted by Type Laws and Incentives Data Collection Methods

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Case Study 11 - A Collection of Homes Representing US ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... A Collection of Homes Representing US Housing Stock. [Persily AK, Musser A., Leber D. (2006)]. In order to allow nationwide ...

223

Innovative Methods for Corn Stover Collecting, Handling, Storing and Transporting  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Investigation of innovative methods for collecting, handling, storing, and transporting corn stover for potential use for production of cellulosic ethanol.

Atchison, J. E.; Hettenhaus, J. R.

2003-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

224

Petroleum Processing Efficiency Improvement  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A series of volatile crude oils was characterized using the Asphaltene Determinator oncolumn precipitation and re-dissolution method developed at Western Research Institute (WRI). Gravimetric asphaltenes and polars fractions from silica gel chromatography separation of the oils were characterized also. A study to define the differences in composition of asphaltenes in refinery desalter rag layer emulsions and the corresponding feed and desalter oils was conducted. Results indicate that the most polar and pericondensed aromatic material in the asphaltenes is enriched in the emulsions. The wax types and carbon number distributions in the two heptaneeluting fractions from the Waxphaltene Determinator separation were characterized by repetitive collection of the fractions followed by high temperature gas chromatography (GC) and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR). High resolution Fourier transform ion cyclotron resonance mass spectrometry (FT-ICRMS) was conducted by researchers at the Florida State University National High Magnetic Field laboratory in a no-cost collaboration with the study.

John Schabron; Joseph Rovani; Mark Sanderson; Jenny Loveridge

2012-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

225

Measuring water collection times in Kenyan informal settlements  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper uses GPS loggers and interviews to measure the time taken to collect water in two Kenyan informal settlements. The time devoted to water collection is widely believed to prevent women and girls, who do most of this work, from undertaking more ... Keywords: GPS, Kenya, time, water collection, women's work

James Davis; Ben Crow; Julio Miles

2012-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

226

COLLECTIONS BY THE OREGON IN THE GULF OF MEXICO  

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COLLECTIONS BY THE OREGON IN THE GULF OF MEXICO Marine Biological Laboratory MAR G - 1957 WOODS COLLECTIONS BY THE OHEG-ON IN THE GULF OF MEXICO List of Crustaceans, Mollusks, ard Fishes Identified From Collections Made by the Exploratory Fishing Vessel Oregon in the Gulf of Mexico and Adjacent Seas 1950 Through

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Municipal solid waste source-separated collection in China: A comparative analysis  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A pilot program focusing on municipal solid waste (MSW) source-separated collection was launched in eight major cities throughout China in 2000. Detailed investigations were carried out and a comprehensive system was constructed to evaluate the effects of the eight-year implementation in those cities. This paper provides an overview of different methods of collection, transportation, and treatment of MSW in the eight cities; as well as making a comparative analysis of MSW source-separated collection in China. Information about the quantity and composition of MSW shows that the characteristics of MSW are similar, which are low calorific value, high moisture content and high proportion of organisms. Differences which exist among the eight cities in municipal solid waste management (MSWM) are presented in this paper. Only Beijing and Shanghai demonstrated a relatively effective result in the implementation of MSW source-separated collection. While the six remaining cities result in poor performance. Considering the current status of MSWM, source-separated collection should be a key priority. Thus, a wider range of cities should participate in this program instead of merely the eight pilot cities. It is evident that an integrated MSWM system is urgently needed. Kitchen waste and recyclables are encouraged to be separated at the source. Stakeholders involved play an important role in MSWM, thus their responsibilities should be clearly identified. Improvement in legislation, coordination mechanisms and public education are problematic issues that need to be addressed.

Tai Jun [Shanghai Key Laboratory of Urbanization and Ecological Restoration, East China Normal University, Shanghai 200062 (China); Shanghai Environmental Engineering Design Research Institute, Shanghai 200232 (China); Zhang Weiqian [Shanghai Key Laboratory of Urbanization and Ecological Restoration, East China Normal University, Shanghai 200062 (China); Che Yue, E-mail: yche@des.ecnu.edu.cn [Shanghai Key Laboratory of Urbanization and Ecological Restoration, East China Normal University, Shanghai 200062 (China); Feng Di [Shanghai Environmental Engineering Design Research Institute, Shanghai 200232 (China)

2011-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

228

Improved cycling cryopump  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

The present invention is designed to achieve continuous high efficiency cryopumping of a vacuum vessel by improving upon and combining in a novel way the cryopumping in a novel way the cryopumping methods. The invention consists of a continuous operation cryopump, with movable louvres, with a high efficiency pumping apparatus. The pumping apparatus includes three cryogenic tubes. They are constructed of a substance of high thermal conductivity, such as aluminum and their exterior surfaces are cryogenic condensing surfaces. Through their interior liquid or gaseous helium from two reservoirs can be made to flow, alternately promoting extreme cooling or allowing some warming.

Batzer, T.H.; Call, W.R.

1984-12-04T23:59:59.000Z

229

Improved ion detector  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An improved ion detector device of the ionization detection device chamber type comprises an ionization chamber having a central electrode therein surrounded by a cylindrical electrode member within the chamber with a collar frictionally fitted around at least one of the electrodes. The collar has electrical contact means carried in an annular groove in an inner bore of the collar to contact the outer surface of the electrode to provide electrical contact between an external terminal and the electrode without the need to solder leads to the electrode.

Tullis, A.M.

1986-01-30T23:59:59.000Z

230

Polymer flood filtration improvement  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A process of recovery of hydrocarbons from a subterranean formation (wherein an aqueous liquid is injected into an injection well and hydrocarbons are produced from a production well, wherein at least a portion of the aqueous liquid is thickened with an organic polymer, and wherein an aqueous mixture containing the organic polymer is filtered prior to injection of the polymer) is affected by adding an amount of a surfactant to the aqueous mixture containing the polymer prior to filtration and sufficient to improve filterability. Filterability is further enhanced by addition of an ethoxylated alcohol surfactant and/or an alcohol. 6 claims.

Ferrell, H.H.; Conley, D.; Casad, B.M.; Stokke, O.M.

1980-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

231

Improved ion source  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A magnetic filter for an ion source reduces the production of undesired ion species and improves the ion beam quality. High-energy ionizing electrons are confined by the magnetic filter to an ion source region, where the high-energy electrons ionize gas molecules. One embodiment of the magnetic filter uses permanent magnets oriented to establish a magnetic field transverse to the direction of travel of ions from the ion source region to the ion extraction region. In another embodiment, low energy 16 eV electrons are injected into the ion source to dissociate gas molecules and undesired ion species into desired ion species,

Leung, K.N.; Ehlers, K.W.

1982-05-04T23:59:59.000Z

232

Intelligent Collection Environment for an Interpretation System  

SciTech Connect

An Intelligent Collection Environment for a data interpretation system is described. The environment accepts two inputs: A data model and a number between 0.0 and 1.0. The data model is as simple as a single word or as complex as a multi-level/multidimensional model. The number between 0.0 and 1.0 is a control knob to indicate the user's desire to allow loose matching of the data (things are ambiguous and unknown) versus strict matching of the data (things are precise and known). The environment produces a set of possible interpretations, a set of requirements to further strengthen or to differentiate a particular subset of the possible interpretation from the others, a set of inconsistencies, and a logic map that graphically shows the lines of reasoning used to derive the above output. The environment is comprised of a knowledge editor, model explorer, expertise server, and the World Wide Web. The Knowledge Editor is used by a subject matter expert to define Linguistic Types, Term Sets, detailed explanations, and dynamically created URI's, and to create rule bases using a straight forward hyper matrix representation. The Model Explorer allows rapid construction and browsing of multi-level models. A multi-level model is a model whose elements may also be models themselves. The Expertise Server is an inference engine used to interpret the data submitted. It incorporates a semantic network knowledge representation, an assumption based truth maintenance system, and a fuzzy logic calculus. It can be extended by employing any classifier (e.g. statistical/neural networks) of complex data types. The World Wide Web is an unstructured data space accessed by the URI's supplied as part of the output of the environment. By recognizing the input data model as a query, the environment serves as a deductive search engine. Applications include (but are not limited to) interpretation of geophysical phenomena, a navigation aid for very large web sites, monitoring of computer or sensor networks, customer support, trouble shooting, and searching complex digital libraries (e.g. genome libraries).

Maurer, W J

2001-07-19T23:59:59.000Z

233

Data Collection, Analysis, and Reporting | Department of Energy  

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Data Collection, Analysis, and Reporting Data Collection, Analysis, and Reporting Data Collection, Analysis, and Reporting The Data Collection, Analysis, and Reporting business line is responsive to the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy's (EERE) need for timely, accurate, and detailed analysis reporting on the project portfolio. The team collects, tracks and centralizes financial and programmatic information on projects and recipients, and collaborates with internal stakeholders. The team responds to critical data requests, providing answers to inquiries from Congressional, White House, and other stakeholders. Responsibilities Serves as a high-level, single point of contact for inquiries about EERE project activities Verifies and validates project performance and provides targeted

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INTEGRATED SAFETY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM SAFETY CULTURE IMPROVEMENT INITIATIVE  

SciTech Connect

In 2007, the Department of Energy (DOE) identified safety culture as one of their top Integrated Safety Management System (ISMS) related priorities. A team was formed to address this issue. The team identified a consensus set of safety culture principles, along with implementation practices that could be used by DOE, NNSA, and their contractors. Documented improvement tools were identified and communicated to contractors participating in a year long pilot project. After a year, lessons learned will be collected and a path forward determined. The goal of this effort was to achieve improved safety and mission performance through ISMS continuous improvement. The focus of ISMS improvement was safety culture improvement building on operating experience from similar industries such as the domestic and international commercial nuclear and chemical industry.

MCDONALD JA JR

2009-01-16T23:59:59.000Z

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EM Launches Comprehensive Flickr Collection | Department of Energy  

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

EM Launches Comprehensive Flickr Collection EM Launches Comprehensive Flickr Collection EM Launches Comprehensive Flickr Collection August 9, 2012 - 12:00pm Addthis A screenshot shows the EM Flickr Collection, which organizes more than 1,100 photos from around the EM complex. A screenshot shows the EM Flickr Collection, which organizes more than 1,100 photos from around the EM complex. WASHINGTON, D.C. - EM recently established an EM Flickr Collection, which organizes over 1,100 photos from around the EM complex. This collection is intended to be a resource for anyone in search of photographs of EM's nuclear cleanup activities, from enormous demolition projects to intricate groundwater cleanup. EM will continually update the compilation with new images. The Flickr photos are easy to view and download and use in their original,

236

Towards improved CZT crystals.  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Past experimental efforts to improve CZT crystals for gamma spectrometer applications have been focused on reducing micron-scale defects such as tellurium inclusions and precipitates. While these micron-scale defects are important, experiments have shown that the micron-scale variations in transport can be caused by the formation and aggregation of atomic-scale defects such as dislocations and point defect clusters. Moreover, dislocation cells have been found to act as nucleation sites that cause the formation of large precipitates. To better solve the uniformity problem of CZT, atomic-scale defects must be understood and controlled. To this end, we have begun to develop an atomistic model that can be used to reveal the effects of small-scale defects and to guide experiments for reducing both atomic- and micron-scale (tellurium inclusions and precipitates) defects. Our model will be based upon a bond order potential (BOP) to enable large-scale molecular dynamics simulations of material structures at a high-fidelity level that was not possible with alternative methods. To establish how BOP improves over existing approaches, we report here our recent work on the assessment of two representative literature CdTe interatomic potentials that are currently widely used: the Stillinger-Weber (SW) potential and the Tersoff-Rockett (TR) potential. Careful examinations of phases, defects, and surfaces of the CdTe system were performed. We began our study by using both potentials to evaluate the lattice constants and cohesive energies of various Cd, Te, and CdTe phases including dimer, trimer, chain, square, rhomboid, tetrahedron, diamond-cubic (dc), simple-cubic (sc), body-centered-cubic (bcc), face-centered cubic (fcc), hexagonal-close-packed (hcp), graphite-sheet, A8, zinc-blende (zb), wurtzite (wz), NaCl, CsCl, etc. We then compared the results with our calculations using the density functional theory (DFT) quantum mechanical method. We also evaluated the suitability of the two potentials to predict the surface reconstructions and surface energies, various defect configurations and defect energies (interstitials and voids), elastic constants, and melting temperatures of different phases. We found that both potentials predicted incorrect energy trends as compared with those predicted by the DFT method. Most seriously, both potentials predicted incorrect lowest energy phases. These studies clearly showed that the existing potentials are not sufficient for correctly predicting the charge transport properties of CdTe demonstrating the need for a new potential. We anticipate that our BOP method will overcome this problem and will accelerate the discovery of a synthesis approach to produce improved CZT crystals.

Zimmerman, Jonathan A.; Ward, Donald K.; Doty, F. Patrick; Wong, Bryan Matthew; Zhou, Xiao Wang

2010-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

237

Pulsing solenoid improvement  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A control system improvement is disclosed. A high speed air bleed path and a low speed air bleed path respectively bleed air into the high speed and low speed fuel circuits of a carburetor through either fuel circuit at any one time. A solenoid responsive to a control signal opens and closes the air bleed to control the quantity of air bled into the high speed and low speed circuits. The solenoid includes an isolator for isolating the high speed air bleed path from the low speed air bleed path to prevent cross flow of air from one air bleed path to the other. Cross flow of air between the paths adversely affects the degree of control over the delivery of fuel through the high speed and low speed fuel circuits.

Tipton, L.J.

1982-02-09T23:59:59.000Z

238

Electronic ballast improves efficiency  

SciTech Connect

As part of a DOE program, the performance of various electronic ballasts for fluorescent lamps have been evaluated relative to high quality core-coil ballasts under similar ambient conditions. The results of this investigation are reported. Real energy savings can exceed 40% while comfort and quality of illumination are improved. A detailed comparison of two types of ballast is presented. Voltage effects and temperature effects as well as dimming features are discussed. Light levels, power energy consumption, and daylighting are also treated. It is concluded that, with the electronic ballast, an annual payback of $8.20/yr is possible as compared to the core-coil ballasted fluorescent lamp. Further, much greater flexibility in use is possible with the electronic ballast equipped lamp. (MJJ)

Verderber, R.R.

1980-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

239

Improved steamflood analytical model  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The Jeff Jones steamflood model incorporates oil displacement by steam as described by Myhill and Stegemeier, and a three-component capture factor based on empirical correlations. The main drawback of the model however is the unsatisfactory prediction of the oil production peak: usually significantly lower than the actual. Our study focuses on improving this aspect of the Jeff Jones model. In our study, we simulated the production performance of a 5-spot steamflood pattern unit and compared the results against those based on the Jeff Jones model. Three reservoir types were simulated using 3-D Cartesian black oil models: Hamaca (9�°API), San Ardo (12�°API) and that based on the SPE fourth comparative solution project (14�°API). In the first two field cases, a 45x23x8 model was used that represented 1/8 of a 10-acre 5-spot pattern unit, using typical rock and reservoir fluid properties. In the SPE project case, three models were used: 23x12x12 (2.5 ac), 31x16x12 (5 ac) and 45x23x8 (10 ac), that represented 1/8 of a 5-spot pattern unit. To obtain a satisfactory match between simulation and Jeff Jones analytical model results of the start and height of the production peak, the following refinements to the Jeff Jones model were necessary. First, the dimensionless steam zone size AcD was modified to account for decrease in oil viscosity during steamflood and its dependence on the steam injection rate. Second, the dimensionless volume of displaced oil produced VoD was modified from its square-root format to an exponential form. The modified model gave very satisfactory results for production performance up to 20 years of simulated steamflood, compared to the original Jeff Jones model. Engineers will find the modified model an improved and useful tool for prediction of steamflood production performance.

Chandra, Suandy

2005-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

240

Maintenance Work Management Improvement: Improving Culture and Work Process  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

EPRI's Plant Maintenance Optimization (PMO) mission is to develop and demonstrate products and services for improved use of power plant maintenance resources and increased profitability. Based on a series of work management improvement projects, EPRI plans to develop a best practices guideline. As part of this effort, this document details how to improve fossil power plant work culture and work processes.

1998-06-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Roadway Improvement Project Cost Allocation  

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Roadway Improvement Project Cost Allocation CTS 21st Annual Transportation Research Conference costs #12;Potential Applications · Roadway Project Feasibility Studies ­ Identified potential roadway infrastructure improvement ­ Documentation of estimated project costs ­ Determine property assessments

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242

Refines Efficiency Improvement  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Refinery processes that convert heavy oils to lighter distillate fuels require heating for distillation, hydrogen addition or carbon rejection (coking). Efficiency is limited by the formation of insoluble carbon-rich coke deposits. Heat exchangers and other refinery units must be shut down for mechanical coke removal, resulting in a significant loss of output and revenue. When a residuum is heated above the temperature at which pyrolysis occurs (340 C, 650 F), there is typically an induction period before coke formation begins (Magaril and Aksenova 1968, Wiehe 1993). To avoid fouling, refiners often stop heating a residuum before coke formation begins, using arbitrary criteria. In many cases, this heating is stopped sooner than need be, resulting in less than maximum product yield. Western Research Institute (WRI) has developed innovative Coking Index concepts (patent pending) which can be used for process control by refiners to heat residua to the threshold, but not beyond the point at which coke formation begins when petroleum residua materials are heated at pyrolysis temperatures (Schabron et al. 2001). The development of this universal predictor solves a long standing problem in petroleum refining. These Coking Indexes have great potential value in improving the efficiency of distillation processes. The Coking Indexes were found to apply to residua in a universal manner, and the theoretical basis for the indexes has been established (Schabron et al. 2001a, 2001b, 2001c). For the first time, a few simple measurements indicates how close undesired coke formation is on the coke formation induction time line. The Coking Indexes can lead to new process controls that can improve refinery distillation efficiency by several percentage points. Petroleum residua consist of an ordered continuum of solvated polar materials usually referred to as asphaltenes dispersed in a lower polarity solvent phase held together by intermediate polarity materials usually referred to as resins. The Coking Indexes focus on the amount of these intermediate polarity species since coke formation begins when these are depleted. Currently the Coking Indexes are determined by either titration or solubility measurements which must be performed in a laboratory. In the current work, various spectral, microscopic, and thermal techniques possibly leading to on-line analysis were explored for measuring the Coking Indexes.

WRI

2002-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

243

COLLOQUIUM: Cybersnooping: Collection and Analysis of Metadata and Content  

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November 20, 2013, 4:00pm to 5:15pm November 20, 2013, 4:00pm to 5:15pm Colloquia MBG Auditorium COLLOQUIUM: Cybersnooping: Collection and Analysis of Metadata and Content Professor Edward Felten Princeton University Abstract: COLL.11.20.13.pdf Recent reports indicate that governments (and perhaps others) have been collecting large amount of metadata and possibly content of phone calls, emails, and other communications. This talk will review what we know about current collection activities, and will consider the potential privacy implications of the collected information. Metadata collection in particular has significant privacy impact, especially when analyzed across a large population over time. Finally, the talk will consider the impact of collection activities on public policy, the relationship between online

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City of Fort Collins Comment on Information Collection Extension, October  

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

City of Fort Collins Comment on Information Collection Extension, City of Fort Collins Comment on Information Collection Extension, October 2011 City of Fort Collins Comment on Information Collection Extension, October 2011 The City of Fort Collins provided comments to the Department of Energy's notice of intent to seek approval of an extension of Information Collection 1910-5149 for Recovery Act Smart Grid Investment Grant reporting for four years, which was published in the Federal Register August 10, 2011, Vol. 76, No. 154, page 49460. Fort Collins finds the current collection period burdensome and recommends quarterly reporting. View information on Recovery Act Smart Grid Investment Grants. View the Federal Register Notice. City of Fort Collins FRN Information Collection comments.pdf More Documents & Publications

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NETL: Power Plant Improvement Initiative  

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

Project Performance Summaries Power Plant Improvement Initiative (PPII) Project Performance Summaries Project Performance Summaries are written after project completion. These...

246

Market Incentives to Improve Cybersecurity  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Page 1. Market Incentives to Improve Cybersecurity Herb Lin ... threaten critical societal functions. • Regulation that imposes best practices on system ...

2011-07-20T23:59:59.000Z

247

Lake Improvement District Law and County Lake Improvement Program  

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

Lake Improvement District Law and County Lake Improvement Program Lake Improvement District Law and County Lake Improvement Program (Minnesota) Lake Improvement District Law and County Lake Improvement Program (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 Lake Improvement Districts may be established by county boards in order to

248

Managing Energy Efficiency Improvement  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

In 1991, the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) introduced “Eco- Efficiency” as a management strategy to link financial and environmental performance to create more value with less ecological impact. Based on this strategy, CETAC-WEST (Canadian Environmental Technology Advancement Corporation - West), in mid-2000, introduced a practical approach to eco-efficiency to Western Canada's upstream oil and gas sector. The CETAC-WEST Eco-Efficiency Program, focused primarily on sour gas processing facilities, has developed methods and programs to identify opportunities for energy conservation and GHG reductions. The program outlined in this paper consists of four interrelated phases that are used to identify and track efficiency opportunities as well as promote the use of energy efficient methodologies and technologies. If, as program results suggest, 15% to 20% of the gas that is now consumed at by plant operations can be saved through efficiencies, it would save $500 to $700 million worth of gas for sale on the market. Although this small Pilot Program in the gas processing sector has surfaced major opportunities, there are significantly greater opportunities in other sectors with high GHG emissions intensity, such as sweet gas processing, conventional oil, heavy oil and oil sands. Capturing these opportunities will require a carefully considered strategy. This strategy should include, in addition to commitments for expanding the scope of the current Program, sustained leadership by industry champions and by governments - all aimed at changing the operating mode and improving the culture in the oil and gas industry.

Almaguer, J.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

249

IMPROVED BONDING METHOD  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An improved process of bonding aluminum to aluminum without fusion by ultrasonic vibrations plus pressure is described. The surfaces to be bonded are coated with an aqueous solution of alkali metal stearate prior to assembling for bonding. (AEC) O H19504 Present information is reviewed on steady state proliferation, differentiation, and maturation of blood cells in mammals. Data are cited from metabolic tracer studies, autoradiographic studies, cytologic studies, studies of hematopoietic response to radiation injuries, and computer analyses of blood cell production. A 3-step model for erythropoiesis and a model for granulocyte kinetics are presented. New approaches to the study of lymphocytopoiesis described include extracorporeal blood irradiation to deplete lymphocytic tissue without direct injury to the formative tissues as a means to study the stressed system, function control, and rates of proliferation. It is pointed out that present knowledge indicates that lymphocytes comprise a mixed family, with diverse life spans, functions, and migration patterns with apparent aimless recycling from modes to lymph to blood to nodes that has not yet been quantitated. Areas of future research are postulated. (70 references.) (C.H.)

Padgett, E.V. Jr.; Warf, D.H.

1964-04-28T23:59:59.000Z

250

Data Collection and Reporting for Metrics and Benefits: Smart...  

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

and Reporting for Metrics and Benefits: Smart Grid Investment Grant Program Data Collection and Reporting for Metrics and Benefits: Smart Grid Investment Grant Program Presentation...

251

Microsoft Word - S07374_Prelim Eval Trench 1 Collection Drain  

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

Preliminary Evaluation of the Trench 1 Collection Drain Floodplain Area of the Shiprock, New Mexico, Site June 2011 LMS/SHP/S07374 ESL-RPT-2011-03 Cover Photo: Trench 1 Collection Drain on Floodplain LMS/SHP/S07374 ESL-RPT-2011-03 Preliminary Evaluation of the Trench 1 Collection Drain Floodplain Area of the Shiprock, New Mexico, Site June 2011 This page intentionally left blank U.S. Department of Energy Preliminary Evaluation of the Trench 1 Collection Drain Floodplain Area of the Shiprock Site June 2011 Doc. No. S07374 Page i Contents Abbreviations ................................................................................................................................. iv

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Interpretation of chemical analyses of waters collected from...  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Interpretation of chemical analyses of waters collected from two geothermal wells at Coso, California Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Journal Article:...

253

Chemical analyses and preliminary interpretation of waters collected...  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Coso, California Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Report: Chemical analyses and preliminary interpretation of waters collected from the CGEH No. 1...

254

DOE Collections, Office of Scientific and Technical Information...  

Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)

research data, and software, and connect to federated search of DOE collections, U.S., and global science portals, as well as customized resources. SciTech Connect...

255

Heat Flow Database Expansion for NGDS Data Development, Collection...  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

many states. - Detailed nationwide data on produced water collected from numerous states' Oil & Gas agencies and several federal agencies plus relevant geological, spatial,...

256

A New Trend in Collection and Transportation Management of ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In the system, Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology is applied to the integrated management of MSW, which include collection, transportation, and ...

257

Chapter 13 - Reimbursable work, Revenues and Other Collections  

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

(CRADAs) (see paragraph 6); (f) Appropriation refunds (see paragraph 7); (g) SiteFacility Management Contractor collections (see paragraph 8); (h) Donations, gifts, and...

258

Solar Energy Collection and Management for Networked Infomechanical Systems (NIMS)  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Networked Sensing Solar Energy Collection and Management forProposed Solution: Solar Energy Harvesting Why is Solarbeing recharged • Solar energy harvesting and storage allow

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

259

Concentrating Solar Power: Best Practices Handbook for the Collection...  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Concentrating Solar Power: Best Practices Handbook for the Collection and Use of Solar Resource Data Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: Concentrating Solar Power: Best...

260

Coordinated Garbage Collection for RAID Array of Solid State Disks  

... or it can query the disks to determine the best time to start a global collection . Advantages • Solid state disks have no mechanical moving ...

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261

Multiprobe Water Quality Data from the Tracy Fish Collection...  

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Format txt(csv) License Spatial data were collected with a multi-parameter water quality sonde installed in a perforated pipe located behind the trash rack and...

262

DOE O 200.2, Information Collection Management Program  

Directives, Delegations, and Requirements

This Order sets forth DOE requirements and responsibilities for implementing the information collection management provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of ...

2006-10-11T23:59:59.000Z

263

Improving consumer value through enhanced performance around the world  

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Improving consumer value through enhanced performance around the Improving consumer value through enhanced performance around the world Improving consumer value through enhanced performance around the world LANL statistical tools have helped create Reliability Technology (RT), which increases the overall fraction of productive manufacturing time, or "uptime," for its internal manufacturing lines. April 3, 2012 Improving consumer value through enhanced performance around the world Reliability Technology (RT) is a comprehensive reliability engineering system developed by P&G to increase the overall fraction of productive manufacturing time, or "uptime" for its internal manufacturing lines. The genesis for the system came from the large amount of runtime data collected on P&G's manufacturing lines, coupled with the Laboratory's

264

Secretary Chu Announces New Institute to Help Scientists Improve Massive  

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

New Institute to Help Scientists Improve New Institute to Help Scientists Improve Massive Data Set Research on DOE Supercomputers Secretary Chu Announces New Institute to Help Scientists Improve Massive Data Set Research on DOE Supercomputers March 29, 2012 - 2:48pm Addthis Washington D.C. - Energy Secretary Steven Chu today announced $5 million to establish the Scalable Data Management, Analysis and Visualization (SDAV) Institute as part of the Obama Administration's "Big Data Research and Development Initiative," which was announced this morning and takes aim at improving the nation's ability to extract knowledge and insights from large and complex collections of digital data. Led by the Energy Department's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, the SDAV Institute will bring together the expertise of six national laboratories

265

Improving performance via mini-applications.  

SciTech Connect

Application performance is determined by a combination of many choices: hardware platform, runtime environment, languages and compilers used, algorithm choice and implementation, and more. In this complicated environment, we find that the use of mini-applications - small self-contained proxies for real applications - is an excellent approach for rapidly exploring the parameter space of all these choices. Furthermore, use of mini-applications enriches the interaction between application, library and computer system developers by providing explicit functioning software and concrete performance results that lead to detailed, focused discussions of design trade-offs, algorithm choices and runtime performance issues. In this paper we discuss a collection of mini-applications and demonstrate how we use them to analyze and improve application performance on new and future computer platforms.

Crozier, Paul Stewart; Thornquist, Heidi K.; Numrich, Robert W. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN); Williams, Alan B.; Edwards, Harold Carter; Keiter, Eric Richard; Rajan, Mahesh; Willenbring, James M.; Doerfler, Douglas W.; Heroux, Michael Allen

2009-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

266

Transmission outage data collection for multiple related outage events  

SciTech Connect

This paper focuses on the information required to provide a basis for the analysis of forced multiple outage events. It recaps research as well as the bulk transmission outage collection up-rate that was performed. This paper identifies trends and addresses their impact on bulk transmission outage data collection.

Lauby, M.G. (Electric Power Research Inst., Palo Alto, CA (USA)); Maillant, G.R. (Electricite de France (EDF)

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

267

Cork: dynamic memory leak detection for garbage-collected languages  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A memory leak in a garbage-collected program occurs when the program inadvertently maintains references to objects that it no longer needs. Memory leaks cause systematic heap growth, degrading performance and resulting in program crashes after ... Keywords: dynamic, garbage collection, memory leak detection, memory leaks, runtime analysis

Maria Jump; Kathryn S. McKinley

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

268

Cybercrime: Legal Standards Governing the Collection of Digital Evidence  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The prosecution of cybercriminals depends upon the collection of digital evidence. In the United States, a complicated system of constitutional and statutory provisions govern what law enforcement officers can, and cannot, do in collecting digital evidence, ... Keywords: ECPA, Fourth Amendment, Patriot Act, Title III, wiretapping

Joseph J. Schwerha, IV

2004-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

269

Design optimization of wastewater collection networks by PSO  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Optimal design of wastewater collection networks is addressed in this paper by making use of the so-called PSO (Particle Swarm Optimization) technique. This already popular evolutionary technique is adapted for dealing both with continuous and discrete ... Keywords: Dynamic programming, Evolutionary method, Optimal design, Particle Swarm Optimization, Wastewater collection networks

Joaquín Izquierdo; Idel Montalvo; Rafael Pérez; Vicente S. Fuertes

2008-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

270

Collecting battery data with Open Battery Gareth L. Jones1  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Collecting battery data with Open Battery Gareth L. Jones1 and Peter G. Harrison2 1,2 Imperial present Open Battery, a tool for collecting data on mobile phone battery usage, describe the data we have a useful tool in future work to describe mobile phone battery traces. 1998 ACM Subject Classification D.4

Imperial College, London

271

A test collection for entity search in DBpedia  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We develop and make publicly available an entity search test collection based on the DBpedia knowledge base. This includes a large number of queries and corresponding relevance judgments from previous benchmarking campaigns, covering a broad range of ... Keywords: dbpedia, entity retrieval, semantic search, test collections

Krisztian Balog; Robert Neumayer

2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

272

Building an information retrieval test collection for spontaneous conversational speech  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Test collections model use cases in ways that facilitate evaluation of information retrieval systems. This paper describes the use of search-guided relevance assessment to create a test collection for retrieval of spontaneous conversational speech. Approximately ... Keywords: assessment, automatic speech recognition, oral history, search-guided relevance

Douglas W. Oard; Dagobert Soergel; David Doermann; Xiaoli Huang; G. Craig Murray; Jianqiang Wang; Bhuvana Ramabhadran; Martin Franz; Samuel Gustman; James Mayfield; Liliya Kharevych; Stephanie Strassel

2004-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

273

DATA TRANSMISSION OPTIONS FOR VMT DATA AND FEE COLLECTION CENTERS  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

DATA TRANSMISSION OPTIONS FOR VMT DATA AND FEE COLLECTION CENTERS by Robert L. Bertini Kerri Date November 2002 4. Title and Subtitle DATA TRANSMISSION OPTIONS FOR VMT DATA AND FEE COLLECTION). The objectives of this report are to analyze data transmission options and provide cost estimates for VMT data

Bertini, Robert L.

274

Digital cultural collections in an age of reuse and remixes  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper reports the results of a survey of U.S. cultural institution (CI) professionals about whether CI should seek to control access to and use of digital cultural collections. It describes motivations that encourage institutions to control access ... Keywords: archives, copyright, digital collections, licensing, museums, open access, privacy

Kristin R. Eschenfelder; Michelle Caswell

2010-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

275

A cognitive account of collective emergence in design  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Design in many settings is an inherently collective and creative undertaking, with phenomena of emergence at the heart of the activity. Cognitive accounts of emergence in the context of design have not taken its collective nature into account. At the ... Keywords: collaboration, design cognition, emergence, interaction analysis, visualization

Benjamin G. Shaw

2009-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

276

Momentum of light scattered from collections of particles  

SciTech Connect

The angular dependence of the momentum flow of a polychromatic plane wave scattered from deterministic and random collections of particles is determined, within the occuracy of the first-order Born approximation, as a function of individual and collective properties of particles. The results are of importance for optimization of optical tweezers.

Tong Zhisong; Korotkova, Olga [Physics Department, University of Miami, Miami, Florida 33146 (United States)

2011-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

277

Tree Rerooting in Distributed Garbage Collection: Implementation and Performance Evaluation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We have recently defined a new algorithm for distributed garbage collection based on reference-counting (Luc Moreau, in Proceedings of the Third International Conference of Functional Programming (ICFP'98), Sept. 1998, pp. 204–215; ... Keywords: benchmark, distributed garbage collection, distributed reference counting, performance evaluation

Luc Moreau

2001-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

278

Managing distributed collections: evaluating web page changes, movement, and replacement  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Distributed collections of Web materials are common. Bookmark lists, paths, and catalogs such as Yahoo! Directories require human maintenance to keep up to date with changes to the underlying documents. The Walden's Paths Path Manager is a tool to support ... Keywords: change detection, collection management, document location

Zubin Dalal; Suvendu Dash; Pratik Dave; Luis Francisco-Revilla; Richard Furuta; Unmil Karadkar; Frank Shipman

2004-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

279

Improved Process control of wood waste fired boilers  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This project's principal aim was the conceptual and feasibility stage development of improved process control methods for wood-waste-fired water-tube boilers operating in industrial manufacturing applications (primarily pulp and paper). The specific objectives put forth in the original project proposal were as follows: (1) fully characterize the wood-waste boiler control inter-relationships and constraints through data collection and analysis; (2) design an improved control architecture; (3) develop and test an appropriate control and optimization algorithm; and (4) develop and test a procedure for reproducing the approach and deriving the benefits on similar pulp and paper wood-waste boilers. Detailed tasks were developed supporting these objectives.

Process Control Solutions, Inc.

2004-01-30T23:59:59.000Z

280

Proposed Agency Information Collection: Federal Register Notice Volume 76,  

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

95 - Oct. 7, 2011 95 - Oct. 7, 2011 Proposed Agency Information Collection: Federal Register Notice Volume 76, No. 195 - Oct. 7, 2011 The Department of Energy (DOE) invites public comment on DOE's request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to extend for three years the emergency Information Collection Request Title: OE Recovery Act Financial Assistance Grants, OMB Control No. 1910-5149 that DOE is submitting to OMB pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. Comments regarding this proposed information collection must be received on or before November 7, 2011 2011-26061 OE FRN ARRA ICR 30.pdf More Documents & Publications Proposed Agency Information Collection: Federal Register Notice Volume 76, No. 154 - Aug. 10, 2011 Department of Energy Proposed Agency Information Collection: Federal

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281

State Geological Survey Contributions to NGDS Data Development, Collection  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Geological Survey Contributions to NGDS Data Development, Collection Geological Survey Contributions to NGDS Data Development, Collection and Maintenance Geothermal Project Jump to: navigation, search Last modified on July 22, 2011. Project Title State Geological Survey Contributions to NGDS Data Development, Collection and Maintenance Project Type / Topic 1 Recovery Act: Geothermal Technologies Program Project Type / Topic 2 Geothermal Data Development, Collection, and Maintenance Project Description The project is expected to make large quantities of geothermal-relevant geoscience data held by the State Geological Surveys available via the NGDS. State Arizona Objectives Expand and enhance the National Geothermal Data System (NGDS) by creating a national, sustainable, distributed, interoperable network of state geological survey-based data providers that will develop, collect, serve, and maintain geothermalrelevant data that operates as an integral compliant component of NGDS.

282

Concentrating Solar Power: Best Practices Handbook for the Collection and  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Concentrating Solar Power: Best Practices Handbook for the Collection and Concentrating Solar Power: Best Practices Handbook for the Collection and Use of Solar Resource Data Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Concentrating Solar Power: Best Practices Handbook for the Collection and Use of Solar Resource Data Agency/Company /Organization: National Renewable Energy Laboratory Sector: Energy Focus Area: Solar Topics: Resource assessment, Technology characterizations Resource Type: Dataset, Guide/manual, Lessons learned/best practices Website: www.nrel.gov/docs/fy10osti/47465.pdf Concentrating Solar Power: Best Practices Handbook for the Collection and Use of Solar Resource Data Screenshot References: CSP Guide[1] Logo: Concentrating Solar Power: Best Practices Handbook for the Collection and Use of Solar Resource Data

283

Proposed Agency Information Collection: Federal Register Notice Volume 76,  

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

54 - Aug. 10, 2011 54 - Aug. 10, 2011 Proposed Agency Information Collection: Federal Register Notice Volume 76, No. 154 - Aug. 10, 2011 The Department of Energy (DOE) invites public comment on DOE's intent to request OMB to renew Information Collection Request Title: OE Recovery Act Financial Assistance Grants, OMB Control No. 1910-5149 for an additional four years that DOE is developing for submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. Comments regarding this proposed information collection must be received on or before October 11, 2011. ICR, OMB1910.5149.pdf More Documents & Publications Proposed Agency Information Collection: Federal Register Notice Volume 76, No. 195 - Oct. 7, 2011 Department of Energy Proposed Agency Information Collection: Federal

284

Department of Energy Proposed Agency Information Collection: Federal  

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

00 - May 25, 2010 00 - May 25, 2010 Department of Energy Proposed Agency Information Collection: Federal Register Notice Volume 75, No. 100 - May 25, 2010 Department of Energy Proposed Agency Information Collection. The Department of Energy (DOE) invites public comments on DOE's intent to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to extend for three years the emergency Information Collection Request Title: OE Recovery Act Financial Assistance Grants, OMB Control No. 1910-5149 that DOE is developing for submission to OMB pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. Federal Register Volume 75 No 100. Federal Register notice for the Department of Energy Proposed Agency Information Collection, May 25, 2010. More Documents & Publications Department of Energy Proposed Agency Information Collection: Federal

285

Sandia collects gifts for foster children | National Nuclear Security  

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collects gifts for foster children | National Nuclear Security collects gifts for foster children | National Nuclear Security Administration Our Mission Managing the Stockpile Preventing Proliferation Powering the Nuclear Navy Emergency Response Recapitalizing Our Infrastructure Continuing Management Reform Countering Nuclear Terrorism About Us Our Programs Our History Who We Are Our Leadership Our Locations Budget Our Operations Media Room Congressional Testimony Fact Sheets Newsletters Press Releases Speeches Events Social Media Video Gallery Photo Gallery NNSA Archive Federal Employment Apply for Our Jobs Our Jobs Working at NNSA Blog Home > NNSA Blog > Sandia collects gifts for foster children Sandia collects gifts for foster children Posted By Office of Public Affairs Employees at Sandia National Laboratories collected enough gifts for more

286

Flash Memory Garbage Collection in Hard Real-Time Systems  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Due to advances in capacity, speed, and economics, NAND-based flash memory technology is increasingly integrated into all types of computing systems, ranging from enterprise servers to embedded devices. However, due to its unpredictable up-date behavior and time consuming garbage collection mechanism, NAND-based flash memory is difficult to integrate into hard-real-time embedded systems. In this thesis, I propose a performance model for flash memory garbage collection that can be used in conjunction with a number of different garbage collection strategies. I describe how to model the cost of reactive (lazy) garbage collection and compare it to that of more proactive schemes. I develop formulas to assess the schedulability of hard real- time periodic task sets under simplified memory consumption models. Results show that I prove the proactive schemes achieve the larger maximum schedulable utilization than the traditional garbage collection mechanism for hard real-time systems in flash memory.

Lai, Chien-An

2011-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

287

Broadcasting collective operation contributions throughout a parallel computer  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Methods, systems, and products are disclosed for broadcasting collective operation contributions throughout a parallel computer. The parallel computer includes a plurality of compute nodes connected together through a data communications network. Each compute node has a plurality of processors for use in collective parallel operations on the parallel computer. Broadcasting collective operation contributions throughout a parallel computer according to embodiments of the present invention includes: transmitting, by each processor on each compute node, that processor's collective operation contribution to the other processors on that compute node using intra-node communications; and transmitting on a designated network link, by each processor on each compute node according to a serial processor transmission sequence, that processor's collective operation contribution to the other processors on the other compute nodes using inter-node communications.

Faraj, Ahmad (Rochester, MN)

2012-02-21T23:59:59.000Z

288

Broadcasting collective operation contributions throughout a parallel computer  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Methods, systems, and products are disclosed for broadcasting collective operation contributions throughout a parallel computer. The parallel computer includes a plurality of compute nodes connected together through a data communications network. Each compute node has a plurality of processors for use in collective parallel operations on the parallel computer. Broadcasting collective operation contributions throughout a parallel computer according to embodiments of the present invention includes: transmitting, by each processor on each compute node, that processor's collective operation contribution to the other processors on that compute node using intra-node communications; and transmitting on a designated network link, by each processor on each compute node according to a serial processor transmission sequence, that processor's collective operation contribution to the other processors on the other compute nodes using inter-node communications.

Faraj, Ahmad (Rochester, MN)

2012-02-21T23:59:59.000Z

289

Technology Development to Improve Radiation Shielding for Material Inspections  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Improvements in shielding are necessary to reduce radiation exposure to workers in the nuclear power industry, especially as new inspection and maintenance work tests the industry's ability to further reduce individual and collective radiation doses. To date, new shielding technologies for the nuclear industry have been limited. However, interest in developing new shielding devices has been increasing in other industry sectors such as space exploration and medicine. This report presents a thorough review...

2008-09-22T23:59:59.000Z

290

Nanolubricants to Improve Chiller Performance  

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

Nanolubricants to Improve Chiller Nanolubricants to Improve Chiller Performance Mark Kedzierski NIST MAK@NIST.GOV 301 975 5282 April 3, 2013 2 | Building Technologies Office eere.energy.gov Purpose & Objectives Problem Statement: Enabling technology for improving the efficiency of chillers that cool large buildings with nanolubricants. (Nanolubricants are not currently used in chillers.) Develop fundamental understanding of how nanolubricants enhance refrigerant/nanolubricant. What nanoparticle size,

291

How you can profit from credit cards: using credit to improve your financial life and bottom line, First edition  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

ï¾ “This book is a must-read for credit card holders of all ages. Curtis Arnold offers insights into how consumers can not only profit financially from credit cards, but importantly, how to avoid falling into debt.”-Thomas R. Evans, ...

Curtis Arnold

2008-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

292

Technology Deployment Matrix Improvements - Updates  

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Laboratory September 15, 2011 2 | Interagency Technology Deployment Working Group eere.energy.gov Technology Deployment Matrix Improvement Efforts 1. Develop criteria for...

293

Improve energy performance | ENERGY STAR  

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track, and benchmark Improve energy performance ENERGY STAR industrial partnership Energy guides Energy efficiency and air regulation Plant energy auditing Industrial...

294

Improved MK42 Melting Model  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

An improved Mark 42 melting model has been defined for establishing confinement protection limits (CPLs). This report describes the new melting model and its application in computing CPLs.

Tudor, A.A.

2001-09-19T23:59:59.000Z

295

NETL: Turbine Projects - Efficiency Improvement  

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Efficiency Improvemenet Turbine Projects Efficiency Improvemenet Advanced Hot Section Materials and Coatings Test Rig DataFact Sheets System Study for Improved Gas Turbine...

296

Thermophoresis and its thermal parameters for aerosol collection  

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Thermophoresis and its thermal parameters for aerosol collection Thermophoresis and its thermal parameters for aerosol collection Title Thermophoresis and its thermal parameters for aerosol collection Publication Type Journal Article Year of Publication 2007 Authors Huang, Zhuo, Michael G. Apte, and Lara A. Gundel Journal U.S. Department of Energy Journal of Undergraduate Research Volume 7 Pagination 37-42 Abstract The particle collection effi ciency of a prototype environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) sampler based on the use of thermophoresis is determined by optimizing the operational voltage that determines its thermal gradient. This sampler's heating element was made of three sets of thermophoretic (TP) wires 25µm in diameter suspended across a channel cut in a printed circuit board and mounted with collection surfaces on both sides. The separation between the heating element and the room temperature collection surface was determined in a numerical simulation based on the Brock-Talbot model. Other thermal parameters of this TP ETS sampler were predicted by the Brock-Talbot model for TP deposition. From the normalized results the optimal collection ratio was expressed in terms of operational voltage and fi lter mass. Prior to the Brock-Talbot model simulation for this sampler, 1.0V was used arbitrarily. The operational voltage was raised

297

Biospecimen Reporting for Improved Study Quality (BRISQ)  

SciTech Connect

Human biospecimens are subject to a number of different collection, processing, and storage factors that can significantly alter their molecular composition and consistency. These biospecimen preanalytical factors, in turn, influence experimental outcomes and the ability to reproduce scientific results. Currently, the extent and type of information specific to the biospecimen preanalytical conditions reported in scientific publications and regulatory submissions varies widely. To improve the quality of research utilizing human tissues it is critical that information regarding the handling of biospecimens be reported in a thorough, accurate, and standardized manner. The Biospecimen Reporting for Improved Study Quality (BRISQ) recommendations outlined herein are intended to apply to any study in which human biospecimens are used. The purpose of reporting these details is to supply others, from researchers to regulators, with more consistent and standardized information to better evaluate, interpret, compare, and reproduce the experimental results. The BRISQ guidelines are proposed as an important and timely resource tool to strengthen communication and publications around biospecimen-related research and help reassure patient contributors and the advocacy community that the contributions are valued and respected.

Moore, Ph.D., Helen M.; Kelly Ph.D., Andrea; Jewell Ph.D., Scott D.; McShane Ph.D., Lisa M.; Clark M.D., Douglas P.; Greenspan M.D., Renata; Hayes M.D., Daniel F.; Hainaut Ph.D.,, Pierre; Kim, Paula; Mansfield Ph.D., Elizabeth; Potapova Ph.D., Olga; Riegman Ph.D., Peter; Rubinstein Ph.D., Yaffa; Seijo M.S., Edward; Somiari Ph.D., Stella; Watson M.B., Peter; Weier Ph.D., Heinz-Ulrich; Zhu Ph.D., Claire; Vaught Ph.D., Jim

2011-04-26T23:59:59.000Z

298

Biospecimen Reporting for Improved Study Quality  

SciTech Connect

Human biospecimens are subjected to collection, processing, and storage that can significantly alter their molecular composition and consistency. These biospecimen preanalytical factors, in turn, influence experimental outcomes and the ability to reproduce scientific results. Currently, the extent and type of information specific to the biospecimen preanalytical conditions reported in scientific publications and regulatory submissions varies widely. To improve the quality of research that uses human tissues, it is crucial that information on the handling of biospecimens be reported in a thorough, accurate, and standardized manner. The Biospecimen Reporting for Improved Study Quality (BRISQ) recommendations outlined herein are intended to apply to any study in which human biospecimens are used. The purpose of reporting these details is to supply others, from researchers to regulators, with more consistent and standardized information to better evaluate, interpret, compare, and reproduce the experimental results. The BRISQ guidelines are proposed as an important and timely resource tool to strengthen communication and publications on biospecimen-related research and to help reassure patient contributors and the advocacy community that their contributions are valued and respected.

Moore, Ph.D., Helen M.; Kelly, Ph.D., Andrea B.; Jewell, Ph.D., Scott D.; McShane, Ph.D., Lisa M.; Clark, M.D., Douglas P.; Greenspan, M.D., Renata; Hayes, M.D., Daniel F.; Hainaut, Ph.D., Pierre; Kim, Paula; Mansfield, Ph.D., Elizabeth A.; Potapova, Ph.D., Olga; Riegman, Ph.D., Peter; Rubinstein, Ph.D., Yaffa; Seijo, M.S., Edward; Somiari, Ph.D., Stella; Chir., B; Weier, Ph.D., Heinz-Ulrich; Zhu, Ph.D., Claire; Vaught, Ph.D., Jim; Watson,M.B., Peter

2010-12-27T23:59:59.000Z

299

Biospecimen Reporting for Improved Study Quality (BRISQ)  

SciTech Connect

Human biospecimens are subjected to collection, processing, and storage that can significantly alter their molecular composition and consistency. These biospecimen preanalytical factors, in turn, influence experimental outcomes and the ability to reproduce scientific results. Currently, the extent and type of information specific to the biospecimen preanalytical conditions reported in scientific publications and regulatory submissions varies widely. To improve the quality of research that uses human tissues, it is crucial that information on the handling of biospecimens be reported in a thorough, accurate, and standardized manner. The Biospecimen Reporting for Improved Study Quality (BRISQ) recommendations outlined herein are intended to apply to any study in which human biospecimens are used. The purpose of reporting these details is to supply others, from researchers to regulators, with more consistent and standardized information to better evaluate, interpret, compare, and reproduce the experimental results. The BRISQ guidelines are proposed as an important and timely resource tool to strengthen communication and publications on biospecimen-related research and to help reassure patient contributors and the advocacy community that their contributions are valued and respected.

National Cancer Institute; Jewell, Ph.D., Scott D.; Seijo, M.S., Edward; Kelly, Ph.D., Andrea; Somiari, Ph.D., Stella; B.Chir., M.B.; McShane, Ph.D., Lisa M.; Clark, M.D., Douglas; Greenspan, M.D., Renata; Hayes, M.D., Daniel F.; Hainaut, Ph.D., M.S., Pierre; Kim, Paula; Mansfield, Ph.D., Elizabeth; Potapova, Ph.D., Olga; Riegman, Ph.D., Peter; Rubinstein, Ph.D., Yaffa; Weier, Ph.D., Heinz-Ulrich; Zhu, Ph.D., Claire; Moore, Ph.D., Helen M.; Vaught, Ph.D., Jim; Watson, Peter

2010-09-02T23:59:59.000Z

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COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENT BETWEEN Department of Energy Headquarters  

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

COLLECTIVE BARGAINING COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENT BETWEEN Department of Energy Headquarters and the PREAMBLE This collective bargaining agreement is entered into to prescribe certain rights and obligations of the employees of the Department of Energy (DOE) Headquarters represented by the National Treasury Employees Union (NTEU) and to delineate procedures which are designed to meet the special requirements and needs of DOE Headquarters. The provisions of this agreement have been negotiated and should be interpreted in a manner consistent with the requirements of an effective and efficient Department. The Department of Energy Headquarters and the National

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301

Radioisotope Detection Device and Methods of Radioisotope Collection  

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A device for collection of radionuclides includes a mixture of a polymer, a fluorescent organic scintillator and a chemical extractant. A radionuclide detector system includes a collection device comprising a mixture of a polymer, a fluorescent agent and a selective ligand. The system includes at least one photomultiplier tube (PMT). A method of detecting radionuclides includes providing a collector device comprising a mixture comprising a polymer, a fluorescent organic scintillator and a chemical extractant. An aqueous environment is exposed to the device and radionuclides are collected from the environment. Radionuclides can be concentrated within the device.

Tranter, Troy J. (Idaho Falls, ID); Oertel, Christopher P. (Idaho Falls, ID); Giles, John R. (Pocatello, ID); Mann, Nicholas R. (Rigby, ID); McIlwain, Michael E. (Idaho Falls, ID)

2011-04-12T23:59:59.000Z

302

Generator-coordinate-method with conjugate parameters and the unification of microscopic theories for large amplitude collective motion  

SciTech Connect

A dynamic theory of large amplitude collective motion of many particle systems is presented which is relevant, for example, to nuclear fission. The theory is microscopic and makes use of a collective path, i.e. a suitably constructed set of distorted nonequilibrium Slater determinants. The approach is a generalization of the generator coordinate method (GCM) and improves its dynamic aspects by extending it to a pair of conjugate generator parameters q and p (DGCM). The problems connected with redundancy and superfluous degrees of freedom are solved by prediagonalizing the local oscillations about each point of the dynamic collective basis vertical-barq,p>. For adiabatic large amplitude collective motion a Schroedinger equation is derived which appears to be nearly identical to the one obtained by a consistent quantization of semiclassical approaches as e.g. the adiabatic time dependent Hartree-Fock theory (ATDHF). In turn a collective path constructed by ATDHF proves to be particularly suited for being used in the present DGCM formalism. Altogether the formalism unifies two classes of microscopic approaches to collective motion, viz. the quantum mechanical GCM and the classical theories like cranking and ATDHF.

Goeke, K.; Reinhard, P.

1980-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

303

Finding STI in DOE Collections | Scientific and Technical Information  

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in DOE Collections in DOE Collections Print page Print page Email page Email page Various types of STI are available via these collections; you can find research results and science information from the Manhattan Project to the present, including technical reports, patents, scientific data, and software. SciTech Connect contains over sixty-five years of energy-releated citations created and/or collected by OSTI. There are over 2.5 million citations, including citations to 1.4 million journal articles, 364,000 of which have digital object identifiers (DOIs) linking to full-text articles on publishers' websites. SciTech Connect also has over 313,000 full-text DOE sponsored STI reports; most of these are post-1991, but close to 85,000 of the reports were published prior to 1990.

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Collection 4 MODIS Land Product Subsets will be decommissioned...  

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4 MODIS Land Product Subsets will be decommissioned on January 31, 2009 The ORNL NASA DAAC will discontinue the distribution of Collection 4 MODIS Land Product Subsets on January...

305

Y-12 collects nearly 600 coats | National Nuclear Security Administration  

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collects nearly 600 coats | National Nuclear Security Administration collects nearly 600 coats | National Nuclear Security Administration Our Mission Managing the Stockpile Preventing Proliferation Powering the Nuclear Navy Emergency Response Recapitalizing Our Infrastructure Continuing Management Reform Countering Nuclear Terrorism About Us Our Programs Our History Who We Are Our Leadership Our Locations Budget Our Operations Media Room Congressional Testimony Fact Sheets Newsletters Press Releases Speeches Events Social Media Video Gallery Photo Gallery NNSA Archive Federal Employment Apply for Our Jobs Our Jobs Working at NNSA Blog Home > NNSA Blog > Y-12 collects nearly 600 coats Y-12 collects nearly 600 coats Posted By Office of Public Affairs Warm coats, big thanks As East Tennessee faces the coldest temperatures seen in a long while,

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Interpretation of chemical analyses of waters collected from two geothermal  

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Interpretation of chemical analyses of waters collected from two geothermal Interpretation of chemical analyses of waters collected from two geothermal wells at Coso, California Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Journal Article: Interpretation of chemical analyses of waters collected from two geothermal wells at Coso, California Details Activities (1) Areas (1) Regions (0) Abstract: Wellhead and downhole water samples were collected and analyzed from a 114.3-m well at Coso Hot Springs (Coso No. 1) and a 1477-m well (CGEH No. 1) 3.2 km to the west. The same chloride concentration is present in hot waters entering both wells (about 2350 mg/kg), indicating that a hot-water-dominated geothermal system is present. The maximum measured temperatures are 142 degrees C in the Coso No. 1 well and 195 degrees C in the CGEH No. 1 well. Cation and sulfate isotope geothermometers indicate

307

Heat Flow Database Expansion for NGDS Data Development, Collection and  

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Database Expansion for NGDS Data Development, Collection and Database Expansion for NGDS Data Development, Collection and Maintenance Geothermal Project Jump to: navigation, search Last modified on July 22, 2011. Project Title Heat Flow Database Expansion for NGDS Data Development, Collection and Maintenance Project Type / Topic 1 Recovery Act: Geothermal Technologies Program Project Type / Topic 2 Geothermal Data Development, Collection, and Maintenance Project Description In particular the efforts on document and core digitization, the recovery of the BEG geopressure data developed during the approximately $200 million project by DOE in the 1970-1980, the EGS data from the Fenton Hill experiments, and meta-data associated with US thermal mapping are crucial to be performed at this point because they are otherwise in danger of deterioration or complete loss.

308

Collect Data to Evaluate Greenhouse Gas Emissions Profile for Business  

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

Collect Data to Evaluate Greenhouse Gas Emissions Profile for Collect Data to Evaluate Greenhouse Gas Emissions Profile for Business Travel Collect Data to Evaluate Greenhouse Gas Emissions Profile for Business Travel October 7, 2013 - 1:27pm Addthis YOU ARE HERE Step 2 To evaluate a greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions profile, most of the information required to support air travel demand management is currently available through Federal agency-level travel information systems, such as GovTrip. However, that information may not be distributed to programs, regional offices, and sites, which are in the best position to evaluate opportunities to reduce travel. Considerations that may help the agency determine the level at which data should be collected and analyzed include: Where are budgets and policies regarding travel made and modified?

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Collect Data to Evaluate Greenhouse Gas Emissions Profile for Buildings |  

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Collect Data to Evaluate Greenhouse Gas Emissions Profile for Collect Data to Evaluate Greenhouse Gas Emissions Profile for Buildings Collect Data to Evaluate Greenhouse Gas Emissions Profile for Buildings October 7, 2013 - 10:45am Addthis YOU ARE HERE Step 2 Strategic planning for greenhouse gas (GHG) mitigation in buildings requires an understanding of a Federal agency's buildings portfolio, including which programs, building types, and sites contribute the most to the agency's emissions. The data described in Table 1 below will support this type of analysis. It is recommended that this information be collected at the agency and program level. Programs refer to major operating units within the agency where there is a significant degree of autonomy in planning and decision-making. In many cases, the type of data required for portfolio planning may already

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Definition: Data Collection and Mapping | Open Energy Information  

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Definition Definition Edit with form History Facebook icon Twitter icon » Definition: Data Collection and Mapping Jump to: navigation, search Dictionary.png Data Collection and Mapping Data collection and mapping techniques include a broad array of methods used for collecting information about a geothermal area directly in the field. Surface mapping, shallow temperature probe surveys, and portable XRF/XRD analysis represent a valuable set of basic, cost effective tools for evaluating geothermal prospects. These methods can provide a geothermal exploration program with considerable information about a hydrothermal system prior to the application of expensive laboratory analysis or exploration drilling techniques.[3] View on Wikipedia Wikipedia Definition Powder diffraction is a scientific technique using X-ray, neutron,

311

Collective artificial intelligence : simulated role-playing from crowdsourced data  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Collective Artificial Intelligence (CAl) simulates human intelligence from data contributed by many humans, mined for inter-related patterns. This thesis applies CAI to social role-playing, introducing an end-to-end process ...

Orkin, Jeffrey David

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

312

Optimization of infectious medical waste collection using RFID  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this paper we consider the collection of infectious medical waste, produced by patients in self-treatment and stored at pharmacies. The problem is formulated as a collector-managed inventory routing problem, encompassing stochastic aspects, which ...

Pamela C. Nolz; Nabil Absi; Dominique Feillet

2011-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

313

Computerized data collection for end-use experiments  

SciTech Connect

The author presents a general overview of the use of microprocessors and computers in the collection of data for energy-usage test programs for electric utility research in demand-side management. Southern California Edison has several experiments designed to measure the energy usage of various equipment and appliances in customers' homes and businesses. These projects consist primarily of two types. Some are designed to provide statistically meaningful information on the use of real, commercially available equipment by real customers. Others are designed to study equipment in various phases of development in order to analyze its potential application to energy management. From a data collection standpoint, these projects are very similar. Energy-usage data are collected over relatively short periods (five or fifteen minutes) and stored in a local microprocessor. Other pertinent information such as temperature, humidity, or flow rates may also be collected. The stored data are then routinely transmitted to a central computers.

Shirilau, M.S.

1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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DOE Collections | OSTI, US Dept of Energy, Office of Scientific...  

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DOE collections, U.S., and global science portals, as well as customized resources. DOE Green Energy DOepatents ScienceCinema E-Print Network Energy Science and Technology...

315

Exposing the non-collectivity in elliptic flow  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

located, is due to collective hydro- dynamic expansion: Theinto two components[11] — the hydro ?ow yield and the jets-deviations from the average hydro ?ow yield in L/R bins, and

Koch, Volker

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

316

Compiler support for garbage collection in a statically typed language  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We consider the problem of supporting compacting garbage collection in the presence of modern compiler optimizations. Since our collector may move any heap object, it must accurately locate, follow, and update all pointers and values derived from pointers. ...

Amer Diwan; Eliot Moss; Richard Hudson

1992-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

317

Detailed Energy Data Collection for Miscellaneous and Electronic...  

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and varied usage patterns. Few studies have collected field data on the long-term energy use of MELs, due to the difficulty and expense of traditional power meters. Recent...

318

Secondary ion collection and transport system for ion microprobe  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A secondary ion collection and transport system, for use with an ion microprobe, which is very compact and occupies only a small working distance, thereby enabling the primary ion beam to have a short focal length and high resolution. Ions sputtered from the target surface by the primary beam's impact are collected between two arcuate members having radii of curvature and applied voltages that cause only ions within a specified energy band to be collected. The collected ions are accelerated and focused in a transport section consisting of a plurality of spaced conductive members which are coaxial with and distributed along the desired ion path. Relatively high voltages are applied to alternate transport sections to produce accelerating electric fields sufficient to transport the ions through the section to an ion mass analyzer, while lower voltages are applied to the other transport sections to focus the ions and bring their velocity to a level compatible with the analyzing apparatus.

Ward, James W. (Canoga Park, CA); Schlanger, Herbert (Simi Valley, CA); McNulty, Jr., Hugh (Santa Monica, CA); Parker, Norman W. (Camarillo, CA)

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

319

Solar collector panels (process-method). Rainwater collection and storage  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

A process for producing panels for solar heating of potable water is described. The panels have PVC tubing flat-coiled into square or rectangular shapes. Also described is a cistern for collecting and storing rainwater. (LEW)

Mowery, J.W.

1981-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

320

Deep into the silenc: a collection of short stories  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Prefaced by a critical introduction, this thesis contains a collection of seven original short stories. As the stories move in setting from wide open spaces into more enclosed spaces, each piece concentrates on the general theme of isolation and discovery.

Hornbuckle, Susan Lea

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Contactless prepaid and bankcards in transit fare collection systems  

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Many public transit agencies are considering direct acceptance of contactless credit and debit cards (collectively contactless bankcards) at gates in rail stations and on board buses. Concerns have been raised about riders ...

Brakewood, Candace Elizabeth

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

322

Collection and Screening of Microalgae for Lipid Production  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Themotolerant microalgae were selected from an existing culture collection and isolated from hot spring areas of Yellowstone National Park. Several of them grew at 35 degrees celsius, although only one grew at much better than 1 doubling per day.

Cooksey, K. E.

1987-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

323

Coordinated Garbage Collection for RAID Array of Solid State ...  

... in which collection cycles begin on all disks in the array at a scheduled time, or it can query the disks to determine the best time to start a global ...

324

[Re]collection : surfaces, bodies, and the dispersed home  

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This thesis seeks to identify notions of comfort and domestic habitation within the public spaces of Manhattan using a series of [re]collective practices. [My definition of] home is found along the surfaces of the city and ...

Vlado, Nicole Ann

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

325

Addendum to Microalgae Culture Collection 1986-1987  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The SERI Microalgae Culture Collection was established in support of the U.S. Department of Energy Biofuels and Municipal Waste Technology Program to provide a repository for strains identified or developed for mass culture biomass production.

Johansen, J. R.; Lemke, P.; Nagle, N. J.; Chelf, P.; Roessler, P. G.; Galloway, R.; Toon, S.

1987-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

326

Town of Danvers Comment on Information Collection Extension  

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

The Town of Danvers provided comments to the Department of Energy's notice of intent to seek approval of an extension of Information Collection 1910-5149 for Recovery Act Smart Grid Investment...

327

OFFICE OF HEALH, SAFETY AND SECURITY INFORMATION COLLECTION PACKAGE  

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HEALH, SAFETY AND SECURITY HEALH, SAFETY AND SECURITY INFORMATION COLLECTION PACKAGE OMB 1910-0300: ES&H Reporting Systems Description of Collections April 10, 2012 The information obtained from DOE contractors by this information collection is used by Department management at the appropriate levels to manage the work pertaining to environment, safety and health throughout DOE and will include automated reporting of information into the following systems: Computerized Accident/Incident Reporting System (CAIRS) - The CAIRS is a database used to collect and analyze DOE and DOE contractor reports of injuries, illnesses, and other accidents that occur during DOE operations as described in DOE O 231.1B, Environment, Safety and Health Reporting. This system contains information from reporting contractors and

328

Education and Collection Facility (ECF) Ground Source Heat Pump...  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

and Collection Facility (ECF) addition. In 2007, Denver voters passed a 30 million dollar bond initiative that will cover approximately 57% of the cost of the ECF. A fraction...

329

,,,"Workforce Data Collection Sheet"  

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

"Workforce Data Collection Sheet" "Workforce Data Collection Sheet" "ORGANIZATION: ",,,,,,,,,"As of: " "Category of Employees: ",,,," At Work - Location" "Employee's Name","Contact Phone / Email","Assigned","Contacted","At Official Worksite","At Home*","At Other Location*","Number Available For Work","On Travel","On Leave","Ill/Injured","Deceased" "Site:" "Site Subtotal" "Site:" "Site Subtotal" "Totals" "Instructions:" "1. Organization is the title of the first tier organization" "2. ""As of"" means time and date"

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Magnetic-field induced screening effect and collective excitations  

SciTech Connect

We explicitly construct the fermion propagator in a magnetic field background B to take the lowest Landau-level approximation. We analyze the energy and momentum dependence in the polarization tensor and discuss the collective excitations. We find there appear two branches of collective modes in one of two transverse gauge particles; one represents a massive and attenuated gauge particle and the other behaves similar to the zero sound at finite density.

Fukushima, Kenji [Department of Physics, Keio University, Kanagawa 223-8522 (Japan)

2011-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

331

Hand held data collection and monitoring system for nuclear facilities  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Apparatus and method is disclosed for a data collection and monitoring system that utilizes a pen based hand held computer unit which has contained therein interaction software that allows the user to review maintenance procedures, collect data, compare data with historical trends and safety limits, and input new information at various collection sites. The system has a means to allow automatic transfer of the collected data to a main computer data base for further review, reporting, and distribution purposes and uploading updated collection and maintenance procedures. The hand held computer has a running to-do list so sample collection and other general tasks, such as housekeeping are automatically scheduled for timely completion. A done list helps users to keep track of all completed tasks. The built-in check list assures that work process will meet the applicable processes and procedures. Users can hand write comments or drawings with an electronic pen that allows the users to directly interface information on the screen. 15 figs.

Brayton, D.D.; Scharold, P.G.; Thornton, M.W.; Marquez, D.L.

1999-01-26T23:59:59.000Z

332

Hand held data collection and monitoring system for nuclear facilities  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Apparatus and method is disclosed for a data collection and monitoring system that utilizes a pen based hand held computer unit which has contained therein interaction software that allows the user to review maintenance procedures, collect data, compare data with historical trends and safety limits, and input new information at various collection sites. The system has a means to allow automatic transfer of the collected data to a main computer data base for further review, reporting, and distribution purposes and uploading updated collection and maintenance procedures. The hand held computer has a running to-do list so sample collection and other general tasks, such as housekeeping are automatically scheduled for timely completion. A done list helps users to keep track of all completed tasks. The built-in check list assures that work process will meet the applicable processes and procedures. Users can hand write comments or drawings with an electronic pen that allows the users to directly interface information on the screen.

Brayton, Darryl D. (West Richland, WA); Scharold, Paul G. (Kennewick, WA); Thornton, Michael W. (Richland, WA); Marquez, Diana L. (West Richland, WA)

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

333

Collecting Construction Equipment Activity Data from Caltrans Project Records  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Plan SO2: Sulfur Dioxide STIP: State TransportationImprovement Program (STIP), State Highway Operation and75% Per-county shares STIP funding Interregional roadway 60%

Kable, Justin M

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

334

improve | OpenEI Community  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

improve improve Home Dc's picture Submitted by Dc(15) Member 17 September, 2013 - 12:39 Are you willing to reply to a text message once a day with information about your comfort level at your indoor location? building comfort design improve incentive indoor message sms text Yes 60% (3 votes) No 0% (0 votes) Maybe if I had an incentive 20% (1 vote) Maybe if my reply is confidential and anonymous 0% (0 votes) Maybe if the data will be used to improve building design 20% (1 vote) Total votes: 5 Buildings account for roughly 40% of all U.S. energy use (70% of all electricity): residential buildings account for 22% of all U.S. energy use and commercial buildings account for 18% of all U.S. energy use[i]. There is an unanswered need for information about buildings in use and how building design affects building occupant comfort, productivity, and, by

335

Heat Rate Improvement Reference Manual  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Performance optimization of fossil power plants is a high priority within the electric utilities in the new competitive environment. This manual can help utility engineers establish a heat rate improvement program.

1998-07-27T23:59:59.000Z

336

An Improved Raindrop Chemistry Spectrometer  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A spectrometer allowing size-fractional chemical analysis of raindrops has been described previously by the authors. Modifications to this raindrop chemistry spectrometer now allow improved performance in windy conditions. Instrument ...

Stuart G. Bradley; Stephen J. Adams; C. David Stow; Stephen J. de Mora

1991-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

337

Butler Rural Electric Cooperative - Energy Efficiency Improvement...  

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

Energy Efficiency Improvement Loan Program Butler Rural Electric Cooperative - Energy Efficiency Improvement Loan Program Eligibility Residential Savings For Home Weatherization...

338

Efficiency Improvement Opportunities for Personal Computer Monitors...  

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Efficiency Improvement Opportunities for Personal Computer Monitors: Implications for Market Transformation Programs Title Efficiency Improvement Opportunities for Personal...

339

2011 Heat Rate Improvement Conference  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

With the rising cost of fuel and the strong possibility of CO2 emissions regulations and limitations in the near future, utilities and power generation companies are focusing on power plant heat rate and performance. The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) 17th Heat Rate Improvement Conference is the latest in a series of meetings designed to assist attendees in addressing problems with power plant performance and in identifying cost-effective solutions for achieving and sustaining heat rate improve...

2011-03-28T23:59:59.000Z

340

Improved electrolytes for fuel cells  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Present day fuel cells based upon hydrogen and oxygen have limited performance due to the use of phosphoric acid as an electrolyte. Improved performance is desirable in electrolyte conductivity, electrolyte management, oxygen solubility, and the kinetics of the reduction of oxygen. Attention has turned to fluorosulfonic acids as additives or substitute electrolytes to improve fuel cell performance. The purpose of this project is to synthesize and electrochemically evaluate new fluorosulfonic acids as superior alternatives to phosphoric acid in fuel cells. (VC)

Gard, G.L.; Roe, D.K.

1991-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Renewable Energy Documents from OSTI Collections, Office of Scientific and  

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Renewable Energy Information from OSTI Collections Renewable Energy Information from OSTI Collections Find government research information related to renewable energy through OSTI collections. Find full text technical reports, citations, project summaries and more. OSTI makes R&D information rapidly available to researchers and the public so that discovery can be accelerated. Featured Documents from Information Bridge Bioenergy Research Centers An Overview of the Science Comparative Review of a Dozen National Energy Plans: Focus on Renewable and Efficient Energy DOE Annual Progress Report: Water Needs and Constraints for Hydrogen Pathways Ocean Energy Technology Overview: Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) Solar Powering Your Community: A Guide for Local Governments, July 2009 Photovoltaic Systems Interconnected onto Network Distribution

342

Ground Truth Collections at the MTI Core Sites  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Savannah River Technology Center (SRTC) selected 13 sites across the continental US and one site in the western Pacific to serve as the primary or core site for collection of ground truth data for validation of MTI science algorithms. Imagery and ground truth data from several of these sites are presented in this paper. These sites are the Comanche Peak, Pilgrim and Turkey Point power plants, Ivanpah playas, Crater Lake, Stennis Space Center and the Tropical Western Pacific ARM site on the island of Nauru. Ground truth data includes water temperatures (bulk and skin), radiometric data, meteorological data and plant operating data. The organizations that manage these sites assist SRTC with its ground truth data collections and also give the MTI project a variety of ground truth measurements that they make for their own purposes. Collectively, the ground truth data from the 14 core sites constitute a comprehensive database for science algorithm validation.

Garrett, A.J.

2001-01-25T23:59:59.000Z

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CONTACTS FOR INFORMATION MANAGEMENT: Forms, Information Collection (PRA), &  

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CONTACTS FOR INFORMATION MANAGEMENT: CONTACTS FOR INFORMATION MANAGEMENT: Forms, Information Collection (PRA), & Records CONTACTS FOR INFORMATION MANAGEMENT: Forms, Information Collection (PRA), & Records Name Contact Information Area of Responsibility Troy Manigault Phone: 301-903-9926 Email: doerm@hq.doe.gov Director, Records Management Division Ivan King Phone: 202-586-4060 Email: ivan.king@hq.doe.gov Records Management Program (Lead) Tonya Meadows Phone: 301-903-1146 Email: tonya.meadows@hq.doe.gov Forms Management Program (Lead) Christina "Chris" Rouleau Phone: 301-903-6227 Email: Christina.Rouleau@hq.doe.gov Information Collection Management Program (Lead) Deidra "Dee Dee" Wilkinson Phone: 202-586-2398 Email: deidre.wilkinson@hq.doe.gov Records Management Program

344

Notices Title of Collection: Paul Douglas Teacher Scholarship Program  

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

5 Federal Register 5 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 35 / Wednesday, February 22, 2012 / Notices Title of Collection: Paul Douglas Teacher Scholarship Program Performance Report. OMB Control Number: 1840-0787. Agency Form Number(s): ED Form 40-31P. Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 30. Total Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 360. Abstract: The purpose of this collection is to ensure that state education agencies are monitoring the fulfillment of the scholarship obligations by former Douglas scholars in accordance with legislation and regulations that governed the Paul Douglas Teacher Scholarship Program when the scholarships were granted. The respondents to this collection are former participating state education agencies (SEAs). This performance report is the only vehicle by which

345

Geothermal Exploration Best Practices: A Guide to Resource Data Collection,  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Exploration Best Practices: A Guide to Resource Data Collection, Exploration Best Practices: A Guide to Resource Data Collection, Analysis and Presentation for Geothermal Projects Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Report: Geothermal Exploration Best Practices: A Guide to Resource Data Collection, Analysis and Presentation for Geothermal Projects Details Activities (0) Areas (0) Regions (0) Abstract: Exploration best practices for any natural resource commodity should aim to reduce the resource risk prior to significant capital investment, for a fraction of the cost of the planned investment. For geothermal energy, the high risks cost of proving the resource is one of the key barriers facing the industry. This guide lays out best practices for geothermal exploration to assist geothermal developers and their

346

DOE Science Showcase - Renewable Energy Information from OSTI Collections |  

Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)

DOE Science Showcase - Renewable Energy Information from OSTI Collections DOE Science Showcase - Renewable Energy Information from OSTI Collections Find government research information related to renewable energy through OSTI collections. Find full text technical reports, citations, project summaries and more. OSTI makes R&D information rapidly available to researchers and the public so that discovery can be accelerated. Featured Documents from Information Bridge Bioenergy Research Centers An Overview of the Science Comparative Review of a Dozen National Energy Plans: Focus on Renewable and Efficient Energy DOE Annual Progress Report: Water Needs and Constraints for Hydrogen Pathways Ocean Energy Technology Overview: Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) Solar Powering Your Community: A Guide for Local Governments, July

347

Gas, Heat, Water, Sewerage Collection and Disposal, and Street Railway  

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

Gas, Heat, Water, Sewerage Collection and Disposal, and Street Gas, Heat, Water, Sewerage Collection and Disposal, and Street Railway Companies (South Carolina) Gas, Heat, Water, Sewerage Collection and Disposal, and Street Railway Companies (South Carolina) < Back Eligibility Agricultural Commercial Construction Industrial Installer/Contractor Investor-Owned Utility Municipal/Public Utility Rural Electric Cooperative Utility Program Info State South Carolina Program Type Generating Facility Rate-Making Siting and Permitting Provider South Carolina Public Service Commission This legislation applies to public utilities and entities furnishing natural gas, heat, water, sewerage, and street railway services to the public. The legislation addresses rates and services, exemptions, investigations, and records. Article 4 (58-5-400 et seq.) of this

348

The Solarize Guidebook: A community guide to collective purchasing of  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Solarize Guidebook: A community guide to collective purchasing of Solarize Guidebook: A community guide to collective purchasing of residential PV systems Jump to: navigation, search Name The Solarize Guidebook: A community guide to collective purchasing of residential PV systems Agency/Company /Organization U.S. Department of Energy Partner National Renewable Energy Laboratory, City of Portland Sector Energy Focus Area Buildings, Residential, Economic Development, People and Policy, Solar, - Solar Pv Phase Bring the Right People Together, Create a Vision, Get Feedback, Develop Finance and Implement Projects, Create Early Successes, "Evaluate Effectiveness and Revise As Needed" is not in the list of possible values (Bring the Right People Together, Create a Vision, Determine Baseline, Evaluate Options, Develop Goals, Prepare a Plan, Get Feedback, Develop Finance and Implement Projects, Create Early Successes, Evaluate Effectiveness and Revise as Needed) for this property.

349

EVALUATION OF MILITARY INDIVIDUAL AND COLLECTIVE PROTECTION DEVICES AND CLOTHING  

SciTech Connect

Under conditions resulting from surface and underground detonations of atomic bombs, tests were conducted on Chemical Corps impregnated and unimpregnated protective clothing, Individual Protective Mask M9A1 with M11 Canister, Tank Collective Protector E26 and E22, and Protective Ointment M5. Both impregnated and unimpregnated clothing were capable of preventing contact between the skin and radioactive dusts. Unimpregnated clothing demonstrated better contanmination-decontamination characteristics, but the secondary radiation from all clothing was negligible. The protective cover was effective in preventing contamination of clothing. The M9A1 mask with M11 canister furnished complete protection against inhalation of radioactive dust. The flltering efficiencies of the E26 tank collective protectors were found to be very high, and no deficiencies were found in the unit. The filtering efficiencies of the E22 tank collective protectors were also high. Panels coated with M5 ointment were found to be much more highly contaminated than bare panels. (auth)

Hendrickson, J.R.

1952-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

350

Chemical analyses and preliminary interpretation of waters collected from  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

analyses and preliminary interpretation of waters collected from analyses and preliminary interpretation of waters collected from the CGEH No. 1 geothermal well at Coso, California Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Report: Chemical analyses and preliminary interpretation of waters collected from the CGEH No. 1 geothermal well at Coso, California Details Activities (2) Areas (2) Regions (0) Abstract: The chloride-rich water obtained in 1967 from the shallow (114.3 m) Coso Hot Springs well No. 1 comes from a deep aquifer with a temperature at least as high as about 240 C and possibly higher than 275 C. Similar, but slightly diluted and cooled chloride-rich water enters the 1477-meter deep CGEH No. 1 well drilled in 1977 about 3.2 km to the west of the 1967 well. From the data in hand the Coso geothermal system appears to be a hot

351

Participant Assisted Data Collection Methods in the California Healthy  

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Participant Assisted Data Collection Methods in the California Healthy Participant Assisted Data Collection Methods in the California Healthy Homes Indoor Air Quality Study of 2011-13 Title Participant Assisted Data Collection Methods in the California Healthy Homes Indoor Air Quality Study of 2011-13 Publication Type Report Refereed Designation Refereed LBNL Report Number LBNL--6374E Year of Publication 2013 Authors Mullen, Nasim A., Jina Li, and Brett C. Singer Date Published 08/2013 Publisher Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory City Berkeley Keywords aldehyde; carbon monoxide, cooking pollutants; exposure; formaldehyde; gas appliances; passive sampler; unvented combustion Abstract From November 2011 to March 2013, air quality was measured over 6-day periods in 324 residences across California using a mail-out strategy. All interactions with study participants, from recruitment, to data collection, to communication of results, were conducted with remote communication methods including conventional mail, electronic mail, telephone and text messaging. Potential participants were reached primarily by sharing study information with community groups and organizations that directed interested individuals to complete an online screening survey. Pollutant concentrations were measured with sampling equipment that was mailed to participants' homes with deployment instructions. Residence and household characteristics and activity data were collected via two phone surveys and an activity log. A comparison of responses to survey questions completed online versus over the phone indicated that a substantial fraction of participants (roughly 20%) required a researcher's assistance to respond to basic questions about appliance characteristics. Using the printed instructions and telephone assistance from researchers, roughly 90% of participants successfully deployed and returned sampling materials accurately and on schedule. The mail-out strategy employed in this study was found to be a cost-effective means for collecting residential air quality data.

352

On emissions trading, toxic debt and the Australian power market  

SciTech Connect

Implementation of emissions trading will have profound effects on the financial stability of coal generators. While the impact on equity capital is well understood, the potential fallout in the market for project finance is not. During the current global financial crisis, the form and quantum of transitional assistance to coal generators will be crucial to ensure ongoing participation of domestic and foreign project banks in the power markets. (author)

Simshauser, Paul

2009-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

353

Data Collection and Reporting for Metrics and Benefits  

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

Collection and Reporting for Collection and Reporting for Metrics and Benefits Smart Grid Investment Grant Program Joe Paladino November 19, 2009 Investments Transformation Results * Equipment Manufacturing * Customer Systems * Advanced Metering Infrastructure * Electric Distribution Systems * Electric Transmission Systems * Integrated and/or Crosscutting Systems Customer Empowerment * Job Creation and Marketplace Innovation * Reduced Peak Load and Consumption * Operational Efficiency * Grid Reliability and Resilience * More Distributed and Renewable Energy * Lower Carbon Dioxide Emissions Advanced Grid Functionality An Opportunity for Transformation Primary Intent Is to Determine SGIG Program Impact Secondary Intent Is to Learn (to Address Uncertainty) Project-Based Cost/Benefit Analysis SGIG Program - Building the

354

Portable data collection device with self identifying probe  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

The present invention provides a portable data collection device that has a variety of sensors that are interchangeable with a variety of input ports in the device. The various sensors include a data identification feature that provides information to the device regarding the type of physical data produced by each sensor and therefore the type of sensor itself. The data identification feature enables the device to locate the input port where the sensor is connected and self adjust when a sensor is removed or replaced. The device is able to collect physical data, whether or not a function of time. The sensor may also store a unique sensor identifier.

French, Patrick D. (Aurora, CO)

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

355

Quadrupole collectivity in random two-body ensembles  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We conduct a systematic investigation of the nuclear collective dynamics that emerges in systems with random two-body interactions. We explore the development of the mean field and study its geometry. We investigate multipole collectivities in the many-body spectra and their dependence on the underlying two-body interaction Hamiltonian. The quadrupole-quadrupole interaction component appears to be dynamically dominating in two-body random ensembles. This quadrupole coherence leads to rotational spectral features and thus suggests the formation of the deformed mean-field of a specific geometry.

Volha Abramkina; Alexander Volya

2011-05-09T23:59:59.000Z

356

Collection of liquid from below-ground location  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A method of retrieving liquid from a below-ground collection area by permitting gravity flow of the liquid from the collection area to a first closed container; monitoring the level of the liquid in the closed container; and after the liquid reaches a given level in the first closed container, transferring the liquid to a second closed container disposed at a location above the first closed container, via a conduit, by introducing into the first closed container a gas which is substantially chemically inert with respect to the liquid, the gas being at a pressure sufficient to propel the liquid from the first closed container to the second closed container.

Phillips, Steven J. (Kennewick, WA); Alexander, Robert G. (Kennewick, WA)

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

357

Collection and control of tritium bioassay samples at Pantex  

SciTech Connect

Pantex is the final assembly/disassembly point for US nuclear weapons. The Pantex internal dosimetry section monitors radiation workers once a month for tritium exposure. In order to manage collection and control of the bioassay specimens efficiently, a bar code system for collection of samples was developed and implemented to speed up the process and decrease the number of errors probable when transferring data. In the past, all the bioassay data from samples were entered manually into a computer database. Transferring the bioassay data from the liquid scintillation counter to each individual`s dosimetry record required as much as two weeks of concentrated effort.

Fairrow, N.L.; Ivie, W.E.

1992-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

358

DEVELOPMENT OF A TAMPER RESISTANT/INDICATING AEROSOL COLLECTION SYSTEM FOR ENVIRONMENTAL SAMPLING AT BULK HANDLING FACILITIES  

SciTech Connect

Environmental sampling has become a key component of International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) safeguards approaches since its approval for use in 1996. Environmental sampling supports the IAEA's mission of drawing conclusions concerning the absence of undeclared nuclear material or nuclear activities in a Nation State. Swipe sampling is the most commonly used method for the collection of environmental samples from bulk handling facilities. However, augmenting swipe samples with an air monitoring system, which could continuously draw samples from the environment of bulk handling facilities, could improve the possibility of the detection of undeclared activities. Continuous sampling offers the opportunity to collect airborne materials before they settle onto surfaces which can be decontaminated, taken into existing duct work, filtered by plant ventilation, or escape via alternate pathways (i.e. drains, doors). Researchers at the Savannah River National Laboratory and Oak Ridge National Laboratory have been working to further develop an aerosol collection technology that could be installed at IAEA safeguarded bulk handling facilities. The addition of this technology may reduce the number of IAEA inspector visits required to effectively collect samples. The principal sample collection device is a patented Aerosol Contaminant Extractor (ACE) which utilizes electrostatic precipitation principles to deposit particulates onto selected substrates. Recent work has focused on comparing traditional swipe sampling to samples collected via an ACE system, and incorporating tamper resistant and tamper indicating (TRI) technologies into the ACE system. Development of a TRI-ACE system would allow collection of samples at uranium/plutonium bulk handling facilities in a manner that ensures sample integrity and could be an important addition to the international nuclear safeguards inspector's toolkit. This work was supported by the Next Generation Safeguards Initiative (NGSI), Office of Nonproliferation and International Security (NIS), National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA).

Sexton, L.

2012-06-06T23:59:59.000Z

359

An Improved Tissue Culture System  

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Improved Improved Tissue Culture System for Embryogenic Callus Production and Plant Regeneration in Switchgrass (Panicum virgatum L.) Jason N. Burris & David G. J. Mann & Blake L. Joyce & C. Neal Stewart Jr. Published online: 10 October 2009 # Springer Science + Business Media, LLC. 2009 Abstract The increased emphasis on research of dedicated biomass and biofuel crops begs for biotechnology method improvements. For switchgrass (Panicum virgatum L.), one limitation is inefficient tissue culture and transformation systems. The objectives of this study were to investigate the utility of a new medium described here, LP9, for the production and maintenance of switchgrass callus and its regeneration, which also enables genetic transformation. LP9 medium is not based on Murashige and Skoog (MS) medium, the basal medium that all published switchgrass transformation has been

360

HVAC Improvements for Existing Houses  

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HVAC Improvements for Existing Houses HVAC Improvements for Existing Houses Speaker(s): Chryséis Bovagnet Date: September 5, 2002 - 12:00pm Location: Bldg. 90 Many older houses in the US are either not well designed from a thermal point of view or have HVAC (Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning) systems in need of repairs or improvements. The building envelopes tend to have poor insulation and lots of leakage, and the HVAC systems are inefficient. The cooling/heating equipment is often located outside of the conditioned space (e.g. in attics or crawlspaces) with ducts that leak and have poor insulation, which cause energy loss and bad occupant comfort on peak days or in extreme climates. We developed a series of retrofits that will allow us to reduce the energy consumption of residential HVAC

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361

Waste Management Process Improvement Project  

SciTech Connect

The Bechtel Hanford-led Environmental Restoration Contractor team's Waste Management Process Improvement Project is working diligently with the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Richland Operations Office to improve the waste management process to meet DOE's need for an efficient, cost-effective program for the management of dangerous, low-level and mixed-low-level waste. Additionally the program must meet all applicable regulatory requirements. The need for improvement was highlighted when a change in the Groundwater/Vadose Zone Integration Project's waste management practices resulted in a larger amount of waste being generated than the waste management organization had been set up to handle.

Atwood, J.; Borden, G.; Rangel, G. R.

2002-02-25T23:59:59.000Z

362

Reducing power consumption while performing collective operations on a plurality of compute nodes  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Methods, apparatus, and products are disclosed for reducing power consumption while performing collective operations on a plurality of compute nodes that include: receiving, by each compute node, instructions to perform a type of collective operation; selecting, by each compute node from a plurality of collective operations for the collective operation type, a particular collective operation in dependence upon power consumption characteristics for each of the plurality of collective operations; and executing, by each compute node, the selected collective operation.

Archer, Charles J. (Rochester, MN); Blocksome, Michael A. (Rochester, MN); Peters, Amanda E. (Rochester, MN); Ratterman, Joseph D. (Rochester, MN); Smith, Brian E. (Rochester, MN)

2011-10-18T23:59:59.000Z

363

Nuclear Collective Excitation by a Short Strong Laser Pulse  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We derive the conditions on the average laser energy and the mean photon number such that a short strong laser pulse causes collective nuclear excitation. We use the Giant Dipole Resonance as a representative example, and a random-matrix description of the fine-structure states and perturbation theory as tools.

Weidenmueller, Hans A

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

364

Incorporating Physical and Digital Artifacts into Growing Personal Collections  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

personal sub-collections which are often shared. Examples include students' annotated texts or a knowledge its use with bibliographic information produced by a physical library. Our prototype system relies in libraries. The students relied upon hand-written notes, primarily bibliographic references, to assist them

Francisco-Revilla, Luis

365

Using GSM technologies to collect and supply expressway traffic information  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Traffic information collecting and distribution are necessary in intelligent transportation systems, which require two-way communications for cars to transmit and receive traffic information. The GSM network has an LCS function, and cell phones using ... Keywords: GSM, ITS, expressway, traffic

Junqiang Guo; Fasheng Liu; Chengjiang Li; Zhiqiang Zhu

2009-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

366

The InfoAlbum image centric information collection  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper presents a prototype of an image centric information album, where the goal is to automatically provide the user with information about i) the object or event depicted in an image, and ii) the surrounding where the image was taken. The system, ... Keywords: image centric information collection, image metadata, information retrieval

Randi Karlsen; Børge Jakobsen

2011-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

367

Chukwa: a system for reliable large-scale log collection  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Large Internet services companies like Google, Yahoo, and Facebook use the MapReduce programming model to process log data. MapReduce is designed to work on data stored in a distributed filesystem like Hadoop's HDFS. As a result, a number of log collection ... Keywords: logging, research, scale

Ariel Rabkin; Randy Katz

2010-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

368

Test theory for evaluating reliability of IR test collections  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Classical test theory offers theoretically derived reliability measures such as Cronbach's alpha, which can be applied to measure the reliability of a set of Information Retrieval test results. The theory also supports item analysis, which identifies ... Keywords: Evaluation, Generalizabilty theory, Test collections, Test theory

David Bodoff

2008-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

369

Redesigning a collection system for 'small' consumer electronics  

SciTech Connect

This paper establishes that the collection system within the recycling scheme for consumer electronics in the Netherlands has not been entirely successful in convincing consumers to hand in their used appliances by means of dedicated collection routes. Particularly regarding small appliances, consumers are persisting in their habit of discarding their appliances by means of the refuse bag/bin for regular household waste. Therefore, the current collection system has been unable to direct consumer behavior in the desired direction. Consequently, the layout of the current system is reviewed and redesigned in order to tackle this problem. This design effort applies the Triad model (behavioral model) in the analysis stage and the Morphological Chart method (design tool) in the synthesis stage, and results in a concrete proposal for a new system. Finally, the applicability of this design approach beyond the specific circumstances of the case study presented in this paper is discussed. This case represents only one example of the broader, worldwide challenge to design appropriate collection systems to direct consumer behavior in desired directions. It is argued that the approach presented in this paper could be a valuable contribution to research dealing with this challenge.

Melissen, Frans W. [Department of Production Systems Design, Faculty of Management and Organization, University of Groningen, P.O. Box 800, 9700 AV Groningen (Netherlands)]. E-mail: f.w.melissen@rug.nl

2006-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

370

Collective operations in application-level fault-tolerant MPI  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Fault-tolerance is becoming a critical issue on high-performance platforms. Checkpointing techniques make programs fault-tolerant by saving their state periodically and restoring this state after failure. System-level checkpointing saves the state ... Keywords: MPI, application-level checkpointing, collective communication, fault-tolerance, non-FIFO communication, scientific computing

Greg Bronevetsky; Daniel Marques; Keshav Pingali; Paul Stodghill

2003-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

371

Photo tourism: exploring photo collections in 3D  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We present a system for interactively browsing and exploring large unstructured collections of photographs of a scene using a novel 3D interface. Our system consists of an image-based modeling front end that automatically computes the viewpoint of each ... Keywords: image-based modeling, image-based rendering, photo browsing, structure from motion

Noah Snavely; Steven M. Seitz; Richard Szeliski

2006-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

372

Tuning collective communication for Partitioned Global Address Space programming models  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Partitioned Global Address Space (PGAS) languages offer programmers the convenience of a shared memory programming style combined with locality control necessary to run on large-scale distributed memory systems. Even within a PGAS language programmers ... Keywords: Collective communication, One-sided communication, Partitioned Global Address Space languages

Rajesh Nishtala; Yili Zheng; Paul H. Hargrove; Katherine A. Yelick

2011-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

373

CATA: a garbage collection scheme for flash memory file systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The problem of flash memory is that it cannot be overwritten unless erased in advance. In order to avoid having to erase during every update, non-in-place-update schemes have been widely used. In case of non-in-place update mechanism, garbage collection ...

Longzhe Han; Yeonseung Ryu; Keunsoo Yim

2006-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

374

Electrical Collection and Transmission Systems for Offshore Wind Power: Preprint  

SciTech Connect

The electrical systems needed for offshore wind farms to collect power from wind turbines--and transmit it to shore--will be a significant cost element of these systems. This paper describes the development of a simplified model of the cost and performance of such systems.

Green, J.; Bowen, A.; Fingersh, L.J.; Wan, Y.

2007-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

375

Runtime detection and optimization of collective communication patterns  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Parallelism is steadily growing, remote-data access will soon dominate the execution time of large-scale applications. Many large-scale communication patterns expose significant structure that can be used to schedule communications accordingly. In this ... Keywords: collective operations, dynamic optimization, mpi

Torsten Hoefler; Timo Schneider

2012-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

376

Nuclear Plant Reliability: Data Collection and Usage Guide  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Most nuclear utility programs and regulatory compliance actions involve several organizations within a utility and often have overlapping elements. Nearly all of these programs need extensive data. This report discusses some issues associated with the identification, collection, and effective use of plant data in support of such utility programs.

1992-07-14T23:59:59.000Z

377

Methods for Detailed Energy Data Collection of Miscellaneous and Electronic  

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Methods for Detailed Energy Data Collection of Miscellaneous and Electronic Methods for Detailed Energy Data Collection of Miscellaneous and Electronic Loads in a Commercial Office Building Title Methods for Detailed Energy Data Collection of Miscellaneous and Electronic Loads in a Commercial Office Building Publication Type Report Refereed Designation Unknown LBNL Report Number LBNL-6384E Year of Publication 2013 Authors Lanzisera, Steven, Stephen Dawson-Haggerty, Iris H. Y. Cheung, Jay Taneja, David Culler, and Richard E. Brown Date Published 04/2013 Keywords Commercial Office Building, Data Collection, Electronic loads Abstract Miscellaneous and electronic loads (MELs) consume about 20% of the primary energy used in U.S. buildings, and this share is projected to increase for the foreseeable future. Our understanding, however, of which devices are most responsible for this energy use is still rudimentary due to the difficulty and expense of performing detailed studies on MELs and their energy use. In order to better understand the energy use of MELs and the design of MELs field metering studies, we conducted a year-long study of MELs in an 89,500 sq. ft. (8310 m2) office building.

378

ORIENTAL FRUIT MOTH' PHEROMONE COMPONENT EMISSION RATES MEASURED AFTER COLLECTION  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Center Michigan State University East Lansing, Michigan 48824 (Received October 16, 1979; revised December 10, 1979) Abstract-We collected and quantified both syntheticand natural Oriental fruit moth an elapsed time (Kuhr et a1 , 1972; Maitlen et a]., 1976); (2) visual inspection of quantity remaining

379

The dispersive behavior of collective excitations in fluids: An experimental test for the generalized collective modes theory  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The predictions of the generalized collective modes (GCM) theory on the non-hydrodynamic dispersion of collective excitations of liquids and supercritical fluids have been tested against previous inelastic x-ray scattering measurements on samples of increasing complexity. We observed a good agreement between experimental results and theoretical predictions within the hypothesis that sound propagation is adiabatic. Overall, the performed comparison provides an experimental validation of GCM predictions and shows that, even in the transition region between the hydrodynamic and the mesoscopic regimes, thermal fluctuations have a minor influence on the dispersion, whose non-hydrodynamic effects are mostly driven by viscoelastic phenomena.

Bencivenga F.; Cunsolo A.

2012-03-16T23:59:59.000Z

380

Photovoltaic Cz Silicon Module Improvements  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Work focused on reducing the cost per watt of Cz silicon photovoltaic modules under Phase II of Siemens Solar Industries' DOE/NREL PVMaT 4A subcontract is described in this report. New module designs were deployed in this phase of the contract, improvements in yield of over 10% were realized, and further implementation of Statistical Process Control was achieved during this phase. Module configurations representing a 12% cost reduction per watt were implemented in small scale production under Phase II of this contract. Yield improvements are described in detail, yield sensitivity to wafer thickness is quantified, and the deployment of SPC in critical process steps is reported here.

Jester, T. L.

1998-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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381

Umatilla River Subbasin Fish Habitat Improvement; 1995 Annual Report.  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This annual report is in fulfillment of contract obligations with Bonneville Power Administration which is the funding source for the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife`s Umatilla Basin Habitat Improvement Project. Major activities undertaken during this report period included: (1) Flood damage assessment of project leases after the May 1995 and November 1995 floods, (2) reconstruction of 0.75 miles of riparian fence, (3) inspection and routine maintenance of 14.8 miles of fence, (4) collection of approximately 55,000 native willow and cottonwood cuttings and installation of approximately 21,600 of these material, (5) implementation of two bioengineering projects and initiation of a third project, (6) installation of approximately 30 tree/rootwads for fish habitat enhancement, (7) removal of an abandoned flood irrigation dam/fish barrier, (8) collection and summarization of physical and biological monitoring data, and (9) extensive interagency coordination.

Laws, Troy S. [Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, Pendleton, OR (United States)

1996-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

382

Umatilla River Subbasin Fish Habitat Improvement; 1994 Annual Report.  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This annual report is in fulfillment of contract obligations with Bonneville Power Administration which is the funding source for the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife`s Umatilla Basin Habitat Improvement Project. Major activities undertaken during this report period included: 1) Flood damage assessment of project leases after the May 1994 flood, 2) reconstruction of 1.25 miles of high tensile steel fence, 3) inspection and routine maintenance of 14.8 miles of fence, 4) collection of approximately 6,600 cottonwood and willow cuttings for transplanting in spring of 1995, 5) establishment of three bioengineered habitat restoration demonstration projects, 6) Implementation of a streambank stabilization workshop (bioengineering techniques) for Umatilla Basin residents and resource agency personnel, 7) collection and summarization of physical and biological monitoring data, and 8) extensive interagency coordination.

Laws, Troy S. (Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife)

1995-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

383

Research opportunities to improve DSM impact estimates  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report was commissioned by the California Institute for Energy Efficiency (CIEE) as part of its research mission to advance the energy efficiency and productivity of all end-use sectors in California. Our specific goal in this effort has been to identify viable research and development (R D) opportunities that can improve capabilities to determine the energy-use and demand reductions achieved through demand-side management (DSM) programs and measures. We surveyed numerous practitioners in California and elsewhere to identify the major obstacles to effective impact evaluation, drawing on their collective experience. As a separate effort, we have also profiled the status of regulatory practices in leading states with respect to DSM impact evaluation. We have synthesized this information, adding our own perspective and experience to those of our survey-respondent colleagues, to characterize today's state of the art in impact-evaluation practices. This scoping study takes a comprehensive look at the problems and issues involved in DSM impact estimates at the customer-facility or site level. The major portion of our study investigates three broad topic areas of interest to CIEE: Data analysis issues, field-monitoring issues, issues in evaluating DSM measures. Across these three topic areas, we have identified 22 potential R D opportunities, to which we have assigned priority levels. These R D opportunities are listed by topic area and priority.

Misuriello, H.; Hopkins, M.E.F. (Fleming Group, Washington, DC (United States))

1992-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

384

Research opportunities to improve DSM impact estimates  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report was commissioned by the California Institute for Energy Efficiency (CIEE) as part of its research mission to advance the energy efficiency and productivity of all end-use sectors in California. Our specific goal in this effort has been to identify viable research and development (R&D) opportunities that can improve capabilities to determine the energy-use and demand reductions achieved through demand-side management (DSM) programs and measures. We surveyed numerous practitioners in California and elsewhere to identify the major obstacles to effective impact evaluation, drawing on their collective experience. As a separate effort, we have also profiled the status of regulatory practices in leading states with respect to DSM impact evaluation. We have synthesized this information, adding our own perspective and experience to those of our survey-respondent colleagues, to characterize today`s state of the art in impact-evaluation practices. This scoping study takes a comprehensive look at the problems and issues involved in DSM impact estimates at the customer-facility or site level. The major portion of our study investigates three broad topic areas of interest to CIEE: Data analysis issues, field-monitoring issues, issues in evaluating DSM measures. Across these three topic areas, we have identified 22 potential R&D opportunities, to which we have assigned priority levels. These R&D opportunities are listed by topic area and priority.

Misuriello, H.; Hopkins, M.E.F. [Fleming Group, Washington, DC (United States)

1992-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

385

Alpha-beta coordination method for collective search - Energy ...  

An agent in the alpha role is motivated to improve its status by exploring new regions of the search space. ... Solar Photovoltaic; Solar ... by the U.S. Department ...

386

Natural Gas Industry Restructuring and EIA Data Collection  

Reports and Publications (EIA)

EIA's Reserves and Natural Gas Division has undertaken an in-depth reevaluation of its programs in an effort to improve the focus and quality of the natural gas data that it gathers and reports. This article is to inform natural gas data users of proposed changes and of the opportunity to provide comments and input on the direction that EIA is taking to improve its data.

Information Center

1996-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

387

An improved slicer for Java  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We present an improved slicing algorithm for Java. The best algorithm known so far, first presented in [11], is not always precise if nested objects are used as actual parameters. The new algorithm presented in this paper always generates correct and ... Keywords: Java, object trees, static program slicing

Christian Hammer; Gregor Snelting

2004-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

388

Zymomonas with improved xylose utilization  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Strains of Zymomonas were engineered by introducing a chimeric xylose isomerase gene that contains a mutant promoter of the Z. mobilis glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate dehydrogenase gene. The promoter directs increased expression of xylose isomerase, and when the strain is in addition engineered for expression of xylulokinase, transaldolase and transketolase, improved utilization of xylose is obtained.

Viitanen, Paul V. (West Chester, PA); Tao, Luan (Havertown, PA); Zhang, Yuying (New Hope, PA); Caimi, Perry G. (Kennett Square, PA); McCutchen, Carol M. (Wilmington, DE); McCole, Laura (East Fallowfield, PA); Zhang, Min (Lakewood, CO); Chou, Yat-Chen (Lakewood, CO); Franden, Mary Ann (Centennial, CO)

2011-08-16T23:59:59.000Z

389

Improved photovoltaic cells and electrodes  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Improved photovoltaic cells and electrodes for use therein, particularly electrodes employing amorphous silicon or polyacetylene coating are produced by a process which includes filling pinholes or porous openings in the coatings by electrochemical oxidation of selected monomers to deposit insulating polymer in the openings.

Skotheim, T.A.

1983-06-29T23:59:59.000Z

390

DOE-STD-1187-2005; Beryllium-Associated Worker Registry Data Collection and Management Guidance  

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

5 5 May 2005 DOE TECHNICAL STANDARD Beryllium-Associated Worker Registry Data Collection and Management Guidance U.S. Department of Energy AREA SAFT Washington, D.C. 20585 DISTRIBUTION STATEMENT A. Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited NOT MEASUREMENT SENSITIVE DOE-STD-1187-2005 ii FOREWORD 1. Use of this standard is not mandatory. Users should review the document and determine if it meets their purpose. 2. Comments (recommendations, additions, and deletions) that may be of use in improving this document should be addressed to: U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Health, c/o Paul Wambach, EH-53/270 Corporate Square Building, 1000 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20585-0270. 3. This standard was developed through a consensus process by staff operating the DOE

391

Demonstration of the BioBaler harvesting system for collection of small-diameter woody biomass  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

As part of a project to investigate sustainable forest management practices for producing wood chips on the Oak Ridge Reservation (ORR) for the ORNL steam plant, the BioBaler was tested in various Oak Ridge locations in August of 2011. The purpose of these tests and the subsequent economic analysis was to determine the potential of this novel woody biomass harvesting method for collection of small-diameter, low value woody biomass. Results suggest that opportunities may exist for economical harvest of low-value and liability or negative-cost biomass. (e.g., invasives). This could provide the ORR and area land managers with a tool to produce feedstock while improving forest health, controlling problem vegetation, and generating local employment.

Langholtz, Matthew H [ORNL; Caffrey, Kevin R [ORNL; Barnett, Elliott J [ORNL; Webb, Erin [ORNL; Brummette, Mark W [ORNL; Downing, Mark [ORNL

2011-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

392

An innovative container for WEEE collection and transport: Details and effects following the adoption  

SciTech Connect

The content of hazardous components in Waste arising from Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) is a major concern that urges governments and industry to take measures to ensure proper treatment and disposal. Thus, the European Union issued directives to encourage reuse, recycling and other proper forms of recovery of such waste while companies and academics are still studying methods and technologies for optimizing recovery processes. This paper presents an analysis of the logistics process assuring the correct collection, handling, transportation and storing of WEEE. The experience comes from an Italian WEEE treatment plant (TRED Carpi S.r.l.) where a new kind of container has been introduced in order to improve the logistics system. An evaluation framework is described and used in order to compare different system configurations and assess the advantages emerging from adopting proper equipments for WEEE transport and handling.

Gamberini, Rita [Department of Engineering Sciences and Methods, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Via Amendola, 2, Padiglione Morselli, Reggio Emilia (Italy)], E-mail: rita.gamberini@unimore.it; Gebennini, Elisa [Department of Engineering Sciences and Methods, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Via Amendola, 2, Padiglione Morselli, Reggio Emilia (Italy)], E-mail: elisa.gebennini@unimore.it; Rimini, Bianca [Department of Engineering Sciences and Methods, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Via Amendola, 2, Padiglione Morselli, Reggio Emilia (Italy)], E-mail: bianca.rimini@unimore.it

2009-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

393

Umatilla River Subbasin Fish Habitat Improvement; 1993 Annual Report.  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This annual report is in fulfillment of contract obligations with Bonneville Power Administration which is the funding source for the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife`s Umatilla Basin Habitat Improvement Project. Major activities undertaken during this report period included: (1) procurement of one access easement with a private landowner, (2) design, layout, and implementation of 3.36 miles of instream structure maintenance, (3) inspection and routine maintenance of 15.1 miles of fence, (4) revegetation along 3.36 miles of stream, (5) collection and summarization of physical and biological monitoring data, (6) extensive interagency coordination, and (7) environmental education activities with local high school students.

Bailey, Timothy D.; Laws, Troy S. (Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife)

1994-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

394

Optical Communication System for Remote Monitoring and Adaptive Control of Distributed Ground Sensors Exhibiting Collective Intelligence  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Comprehensive management of the battle-space has created new requirements in information management, communication, and interoperability as they effect surveillance and situational awareness. The objective of this proposal is to expand intelligent controls theory to produce a uniquely powerful implementation of distributed ground-based measurement incorporating both local collective behavior, and interoperative global optimization for sensor fusion and mission oversight. By using a layered hierarchal control architecture to orchestrate adaptive reconfiguration of autonomous robotic agents, we can improve overall robustness and functionality in dynamic tactical environments without information bottlenecks. In this concept, each sensor is equipped with a miniaturized optical reflectance modulator which is interactively monitored as a remote transponder using a covert laser communication protocol from a remote mothership or operative. Robot data-sharing at the ground level can be leveraged with global evaluation criteria, including terrain overlays and remote imaging data. Information sharing and distributed intelli- gence opens up a new class of remote-sensing applications in which small single-function autono- mous observers at the local level can collectively optimize and measure large scale ground-level signals. AS the need for coverage and the number of agents grows to improve spatial resolution, cooperative behavior orchestrated by a global situational awareness umbrella will be an essential ingredient to offset increasing bandwidth requirements within the net. A system of the type described in this proposal will be capable of sensitively detecting, tracking, and mapping spatial distributions of measurement signatures which are non-stationary or obscured by clutter and inter- fering obstacles by virtue of adaptive reconfiguration. This methodology could be used, for example, to field an adaptive ground-penetrating radar for detection of underground structures in urban environments and to detect chemical species concentrations in migrating plumes. Given is our research in these areas and a status report of our progress.

Cameron, S.M.; Stantz, K.M.; Trahan, M.W.; Wagner, J.S.

1998-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

395

ParaText : scalable solutions for processing and searching very large document collections : final LDRD report.  

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This report is a summary of the accomplishments of the 'Scalable Solutions for Processing and Searching Very Large Document Collections' LDRD, which ran from FY08 through FY10. Our goal was to investigate scalable text analysis; specifically, methods for information retrieval and visualization that could scale to extremely large document collections. Towards that end, we designed, implemented, and demonstrated a scalable framework for text analysis - ParaText - as a major project deliverable. Further, we demonstrated the benefits of using visual analysis in text analysis algorithm development, improved performance of heterogeneous ensemble models in data classification problems, and the advantages of information theoretic methods in user analysis and interpretation in cross language information retrieval. The project involved 5 members of the technical staff and 3 summer interns (including one who worked two summers). It resulted in a total of 14 publications, 3 new software libraries (2 open source and 1 internal to Sandia), several new end-user software applications, and over 20 presentations. Several follow-on projects have already begun or will start in FY11, with additional projects currently in proposal.

Crossno, Patricia Joyce; Dunlavy, Daniel M.; Stanton, Eric T.; Shead, Timothy M.

2010-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

396

Catalogue of Collections, Office of Scientific and Technical Information,  

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Catalogue of Collections Office of Scientific and Technical Information Office of Science U.S. Department of Energy OSTI provides broad access to DOE research results and brings the world's research to DOE DOE Science Resources Science Accelerator SciTech Connect DOE Data Explorer DOE Green Energy DOepatents DOE R&D Accomplishments DOE Tech Transfer Information Energy Science and Technology Software Center E-Print Network Science Cinema Science Conference Proceedings Science Journals Connector Science Open Access Journals National Library of Energy (Beta) U.S. Federal Science Information Science.gov Global Science Information WorldWideScience.org Energy Technology Data Exchange International Nuclear Information System OSTI fulfills the agencyÂ’s responsibilities to collect, preserve, and

397

Subsetting Tools Available for New MODIS Land Products (Collection 5)  

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Subsetting Tools Available for New MODIS Land Products (Collection 5) Subsetting Tools Available for New MODIS Land Products (Collection 5) The ORNL DAAC announces two tools for subsetting land products from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) sensors onboard the Terra and Aqua satellites. The first tool allows users to obtain MODIS land products for 1,052 selected sites worldwide in ASCII format (7 x 7 km) and in GeoTIFF format (25 x 25 km). To access this tool see http://daac.ornl.gov/modisfixedsite. The global subsetting tool creates MODIS land product subsets for user-selected areas worldwide from one pixel up to 201 x 201 km area and for a user-selected time period during the MODIS record. To access this tool, please see http://daac.ornl.gov/modisglobal. Both tools subset the following MODIS Land Products:

398

Active Brownian Particles. From Individual to Collective Stochastic Dynamics  

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We review theoretical models of individual motility as well as collective dynamics and pattern formation of active particles. We focus on simple models of active dynamics with a particular emphasis on nonlinear and stochastic dynamics of such self-propelled entities in the framework of statistical mechanics. Examples of such active units in complex physico-chemical and biological systems are chemically powered nano-rods, localized patterns in reaction-diffusion system, motile cells or macroscopic animals. Based on the description of individual motion of point-like active particles by stochastic differential equations, we discuss different velocity-dependent friction functions, the impact of various types of fluctuations and calculate characteristic observables such as stationary velocity distributions or diffusion coefficients. Finally, we consider not only the free and confined individual active dynamics but also different types of interaction between active particles. The resulting collective dynamical beha...

Romanczuk, Pawel; Ebeling, Werner; Lindner, Benjamin; Schimansky-Geier, Lutz

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

399

Sandia National Labs: PCNSC: Research: Collective Hierarchical Systems  

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Collective Hierarchical Systems: Collective Hierarchical Systems: Developing life-emulating technologies by exploiting the physics of far-from-equilibrium, self-assembling systems What is it? We want to establish the Physical, Chemical and Nano Sciences Center and Sandia National Laboratories as major players in developing the interdisciplinary science of complex, far-from-equilibrium, self-assembling systems. These are systems that self-assemble highly organized states dynamically, across multiple length scales, through the constant flow-through and consumption of energy and material. Such driven systems, in contrast to equilibrated systems, can, in special cases, develop the key capability of representing, maintaining and modifying information. Such systems also typically bridge multiple length scales by developing

400

Data Collection for HWIR: Section 10 - Farm Food Chain  

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DATA COLLECTION FOR THE DATA COLLECTION FOR THE HAZARDOUS WASTE IDENTIFICATION RULE SECTION 10.0 FARM FOOD CHAIN AND TERRESTRIAL FOODWEB DATA Work Assignment Managers Stephen M. Kroner and Technical Direction: David A. Cozzie U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Office of Solid Waste Washington, DC 20460 Prepared by: Center for Environmental Analysis Research Triangle Institute 3040 Cornwallis Road Research Triangle Park, NC 27709-2194 Under Contract No. 68-W-98-085 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Office of Solid Waste Washington, DC 20460 October 1999 ACKNOWLEDGMENTS A number of individuals have been involved with the database development in support of the aquatic food web module. David Cozzie and Stephen Kroner of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Office of Solid Waste, provided overall technical direction and review

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Geothermal Data Development, Collection, and Maintenance | Open Energy  

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402

Nuclear collective excitations in a two-phase coexistence region  

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The relation between collective modes and phase transitions in nuclear matter is examined. The dispersion relations for the low-lying excitations in a linear approach are evaluated within a Landau-Fermi liquid scheme by assuming coexisting phases in thermodynamical equilibrium. Temperature and isospin composition are used as relevant parameters. The in-medium nuclear interaction is provided by a recently proposed density functional model. The low density liquid-gas phase transition is taken as a typical situation for examination. We found significative modifications in the energy spectrum, within a certain range of temperatures and isospin asymmetry, due to the separation of matter into independent phases. The influence of the electromagnetic interaction over the dispersion relation of these collective excitations is also examined.

Aguirre, R. M.; De Paoli, A. L. [Departamento de Fisica, Facultad de Ciencias Exactas, Universidad Nacional de La Plata, and IFLP, CCT-La Plata, CONICET. Argentina (Argentina)

2011-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

403

Collection of liquid from below-ground location  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A method is described for retrieving liquid from a below-ground collection area by permitting gravity flow of the liquid from the collection area to a first closed container; monitoring the level of the liquid in the closed container; and after the liquid reaches a given level in the first closed container, transferring the liquid to a second closed container disposed at a location above the first closed container, via a conduit, by introducing into the first closed container a gas which is substantially chemically inert with respect to the liquid, the gas being at a pressure sufficient to propel the liquid from the first closed container to the second closed container. 3 figs.

Phillips, S.J.; Alexander, R.G.

1995-05-30T23:59:59.000Z

404

Collecting and recirculating condensate in a nuclear reactor containment  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An arrangement passively cools a nuclear reactor in the event of an emergency, condensing and recycling vaporized cooling water. The reactor is surrounded by a containment structure and has a storage tank for cooling liquid, such as water, vented to the containment structure by a port. The storage tank preferably is located inside the containment structure and is thermally coupleable to the reactor, e.g. by a heat exchanger, such that water in the storage tank is boiled off to carry away heat energy. The water is released as a vapor (steam) and condenses on the cooler interior surfaces of the containment structure. The condensed water flows downwardly due to gravity and is collected and routed back to the storage tank. One or more gutters are disposed along the interior wall of the containment structure for collecting the condensate from the wall. Piping is provided for communicating the condensate from the gutters to the storage tank.

Schultz, Terry L. (Murrysville Boro, PA)

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

405

Collecting and recirculating condensate in a nuclear reactor containment  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An arrangement passively cools a nuclear reactor in the event of an emergency, condensing and recycling vaporized cooling water. The reactor is surrounded by a containment structure and has a storage tank for cooling liquid, such as water, vented to the containment structure by a port. The storage tank preferably is located inside the containment structure and is thermally coupleable to the reactor, e.g. by a heat exchanger, such that water in the storage tank is boiled off to carry away heat energy. The water is released as a vapor (steam) and condenses on the cooler interior surfaces of the containment structure. The condensed water flows downwardly due to gravity and is collected and routed back to the storage tank. One or more gutters are disposed along the interior wall of the containment structure for collecting the condensate from the wall. Piping is provided for communicating the condensate from the gutters to the storage tank. 3 figures.

Schultz, T.L.

1993-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

406

Validation of an improved computer algorithm for precipitation echo classification  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

A validation of an improved radar reflectivity partitioning scheme was performed using radar data collected for three separate precipitation systems in Central Texas. The improved algorithm was compared to a previously accepted method. Validation was performed using separate convective and stratiform mean vertical reflectivity profiles and mean vertical velocity profiles derived from dual-Doppler velocity data. The results were further validated through the use of convective and stratiform reflectivity and vertical velocity contour frequency by altitude diagrams (CFAD). As a final check, frequency distributions of reflectivity lapse rates in the mixed phase region were also examined. The results show that the new algorithm brings us a step closer in properly partitioning radar reflectivity data into its convective and stratiform parts. However, a few more modifications are needed in order to make it a more functional algorithm.

Amrhein, Edward Thomas

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

407

Umatilla River Subbasin Fish Habitat Improvement Project, 1990 Annual Report.  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This annual report is in fulfillment of contract obligations with Bonneville Power Administration which is the Funding source For the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife's Umatilla Basin Habitat Improvement Project. The major activities undertaken during this report period were: procurement of 6 cooperative lease agreements and one lease addendum with private landowners, design and layout of 4.4 miles of riparian exclosure fence and 1.75 miles of instream structures, development of three fencing contracts and three instream work contracts. Results include implementation of 3 miles of fencing and 3.7 miles of instream work. Other activities undertaken during this report period are: weekly inspection and maintenance of fencing projects, collection and summarization of temperature data, photopoint establishment, coordination with numerous agencies and tribes and education of high school students on habitat improvement and preservation.

Bailey, Timothy D.; Rimbach, Gregory P.

1991-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

408

Umatilla Basin Habitat Improvement Project; 1990 Annual Report.  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This annual report is in fulfillment of contract obligations with Bonneville Power Administration which is the Funding source For the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife's Umatilla Basin Habitat Improvement Project. The major activities undertaken during this report period were: procurement of 6 cooperative lease agreements and one lease addendum with private landowners, design and layout of 4.4 miles of riparian exclosure fence and 1.75 miles of instream structures, development of three fencing contracts and three instream work contracts. Results include implementation OF 3 miles of fencing and 3.7 miles of instream work. Other activities undertaken during this report period are: weekly inspection and maintenance of fencing projects, collection and summarization of temperature data, photopoint establishment, coordination with numerous agencies and tribes and education of high school students on habitat improvement and preservation.

Bailey, Timothy D.; Rimbach, Gregory P. (Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife)

1991-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

409

Methods for detailed energy data collection of miscellaneous and electronic  

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Methods for detailed energy data collection of miscellaneous and electronic Methods for detailed energy data collection of miscellaneous and electronic loads in a commercial office building Title Methods for detailed energy data collection of miscellaneous and electronic loads in a commercial office building Publication Type Journal Article Year of Publication 2013 Authors Lanzisera, Steven, Stephen Dawson-Haggerty, Iris H. Y. Cheung, Jay Taneja, David Culler, and Richard E. Brown Journal Building and Environment Volume 65 Start Page 170 Pagination 170 - 177 Date Published 7/2013 ISSN 03601323 Keywords benchmarking, field study, MELs, office buildings, Plug-loads Abstract Miscellaneous and electronic loads (MELs) consume about 20% of the primary energy used in U.S. buildings, and this share is projected to increase for the foreseeable future. Our understanding, however, of which devices are most responsible for this energy use is still rudimentary due to the difficulty and expense of performing detailed studies on MELs and their energy use. In order to better understand the energy use of MELs and the design of MELs field metering studies, we conducted a year-long study of MELs in an 89,500 sq. ft. (8310 m2) office building. We present insights obtained from this study using 455 wireless plug-load power meters including the study design process, the tools needed for success, and key other methodology issues. Our study allowed us to quantify, for the study buildings, how many devices we needed to inventory and meter as well as for how long we needed to collect meter data. We find that the study design of earlier work would not have yielded accurate results in our study building. This paper presents these findings along with a brief summary of the energy related results.

410

Quantum chaos in the nuclear collective model: II. Peres lattices  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This is a continuation of our preceding paper devoted to signatures of quantum chaos in the geometric collective model of atomic nuclei. We apply the method by Peres to study ordered and disordered patterns in quantum spectra drawn as lattices in the plane of energy vs. average of a chosen observable. A good qualitative agreement with standard measures of chaos is manifested. The method provides an efficient tool for studying structural changes of eigenstates across quantum spectra of general systems.

Pavel Stransky; Petr Hruska; Pavel Cejnar

2009-02-23T23:59:59.000Z

411

Optimal Heat Collection Element Shapes for Parabolic Trough Concentrators  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

For nearly 150 years, the cross section of the heat collection tubes used at the focus of parabolic trough solar concentrators has been circular. This type of tube is obviously simple and easily fabricated, but it is not optimal. It is shown in this article that the optimal shape, assuming a perfect parabolic figure for the concentrating mirror, is instead oblong, and is approximately given by a pair of facing parabolic segments.

Bennett, C

2007-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

412

Controls Advanced Research Turbine (CART) Commissioning and Baseline Data Collection  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

During FY2002, the CART turbine and controller were developed and commissioned. This included developing and checking out the protection and operational control systems. More than 50 hours of data were collected in constant and variable-speed modes. A new strategy, which underwent limited testing on the machine, was created for avoiding tower resonance. All the data from the checkout through the operational periods were organized, archived, and backed up.

Fingersh, L. J.; Johnson, K.

2002-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

413

EBizPort: Collecting and Analyzing Business Intelligence Information  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

To make good decisions, businesses try to gather good intelligence information. Yet managing and processing a large amount of unstructured information and data stand in the way of greater business knowledge. An effective business intelligence tool must be able to access quality information from a variety of sources in a variety of forms, and it must support people as they search for and analyze that information. The EBizPort system was designed to address information needs for the business/IT community. EBizPort’s collection-building process is designed to acquire credible, timely, and relevant information. The user interface provides access to collected and metasearched resources using innovative tools for summarization, categorization, and visualization. The effectiveness, efficiency, usability, and information quality of the EBizPort system were measured. EBizPort significantly outperformed Brint, a business search portal, in search effectiveness, information quality, user satisfaction, and usability. Users particularly liked EBizPort’s clean and user-friendly interface. Results from our evaluation study suggest that the visualization function added value to the search and analysis process, that the generalizable collection-building technique can be useful for domain-specific information searching on the Web, and that the search interface was important for Web search and browse support.

Byron Marshall; Daniel Mcdonald; Hsinchun Chen; Wingyan Chung

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

414

PLANNING OF A BERLIN COLLECTING STATION FOR RADIOACTIVE WASTE  

SciTech Connect

The planning of the Federal Ministry for Scientific Research provides for the treatment of radioactive waste, first by storage in intermediate collecting centers followed at a later date by transfer to a central Federal collecting station. The Berlin collecting center which will be operated by the Hahn-Meitner Institute is to serve not only for the storage but also for the concentration of both liquid and solid radioactive waste as well as for the decontamination of laundry and equipment. Those reponsible for its planning tried to provide only the facilities which were absolutely necessary and with a minimum of expenditure. It was decided to use the evaporation process for the condition of liquid waste and, on grounds of cost, compression was chosen to reduce the volume of solid waste. The decontamination area is equipped with a washing channel, glove box connections, and large washbasins. The total building costs inclusive of all extras but excluding the evaporator will amount to about DM 1.2 million. (auth)

Krahe, F.W.; Levi, H.W.

1963-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

415

Improving the Performance of Lithium Manganese Phosphate  

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Improving the Performance of Lithium Manganese Phosphate Title Improving the Performance of Lithium Manganese Phosphate Publication Type Journal Article Year of Publication 2009...

416

Research highlights potential for improved solar cells  

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Potential for improved solar cells Research highlights potential for improved solar cells Research has shown that carrier multiplication is a real phenomenon in tiny semiconductor...

417

Improving Ventilation and Saving Energy: Relocatable Classroom...  

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Improving Ventilation and Saving Energy: Relocatable Classroom Field Study Interim Report Title Improving Ventilation and Saving Energy: Relocatable Classroom Field Study Interim...

418

Improving Forecasting: A plea for historical retrospectives  

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Improving Forecasting: A plea for historical retrospectives Title Improving Forecasting: A plea for historical retrospectives Publication Type Journal Article Year of Publication...

419

The DEDUCE Guided Query tool: Providing simplified access to clinical data for research and quality improvement  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In many healthcare organizations, comparative effectiveness research and quality improvement (QI) investigations are hampered by a lack of access to data created as a byproduct of patient care. Data collection often hinges upon either manual chart review ... Keywords: Clinical informatics, Computerized health care evaluation mechanisms, Hospital information systems, Medical informatics, Medical records systems, Translational research

Monica M. Horvath; Stephanie Winfield; Steve Evans; Steve Slopek; Howard Shang; Jeffrey Ferranti

2011-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

420

Software Process Improvement Problems in Twelve Software Companies: An Empirical Analysis  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this paper we discuss our study of the problems 12 software companies experienced in software development. In total we present qualitative data collected from 45 focus groups that involved over 200 software staff. We look at how different practitioner ... Keywords: Software process improvement, capability maturity model, correspondence analysis, empirical study, organization, practitioners, project, software lifecycle

Sarah Beecham; Tracy Hall; Austen Rainer

2003-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An improved incremental training algorithm for support vector machines using active query  

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In this paper, we present an improved incremental training algorithm for support vector machines (SVMs). Instead of selecting training samples randomly, we divide them into groups and apply the k-means clustering algorithm to collect the initial set ... Keywords: Active learning, Clustering algorithm, Incremental training, Pattern classification, Support vector machine

Shouxian Cheng; Frank Y. Shih

2007-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

422

On the Global Content PMI: Improved Copy-Protected Internet Content Distribution  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

packages online. If a cracker can figure out a generic attack against the copy-protection scheme usedOn the Global Content PMI: Improved Copy-Protected Internet Content Distribution Tadayoshi Kohno addresses a problem with copy-protecting a large collection of electronic content. The notion and severity

Kohno, Tadayoshi

423

Giprokoks proposals for improvement in air quality at coke battery 1A of Radlin coke plant  

SciTech Connect

Coke battery 1A, which uses rammed batch, has gone into production at Radlin coke plant (Poland), on the basis of Giprokoks designs. Up-to-date dust-trapping methods are used for the first time within the aspiration systems in the coal-preparation shop and in improving dust collection within the production buildings.

T.F. Trembach; A.G. Klimenko [Giprokoks, the State Institute for the Design of Coke-Industry Enterprises, Kharkov (Ukraine)

2009-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

424

Emerging Grid Reliability Improvement Technologies  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The initial phase of a planned comprehensive Eastern Interconnection (EI) segmentation study is complete. As part of the preparations for completion of the EI study, and to carry out a similar effort for the Western Interconnection (WI), it was necessary to first investigate the potential of other technologies to compete with segmentation. This report discusses emerging grid reliability improvement technologies, providing a perspective on the pros and cons of segmentation, the grid shock absorber concept...

2007-10-29T23:59:59.000Z

425

Improvements in solid desiccant cooling  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The DINC (Direct-Indirect Evaporative Cooling) cycle was proposed in 1986 by Texas A and M researchers. The idea was to combine the benefits of direct and indirect evaporative cooling with desiccant dehumidifying using a rotating solid silica-gel dehumidifier. Recent parametric studies completed for the Texas Energy Research in Applications Program have developed a computer design for a nominal 3-ton system that would minimize the energy consumption (both thermal and electric) while maintaining a sensible heat ratio of 75% or less. That optimum design for the original 1986 DINC cycle was modified to improve its energy efficiency. The modifications described in this paper were: (1) staging the desiccant regeneration air and (2) recirculation of the primary air to the secondary side of the indirect evaporative cooling. Computer simulations were run to study the effect of the modifications on the performance of the system. American Refrigeration Institute (AIR) standard conditions (Ambient air at 35C, 40% R.H. and Room air at 26.7C, 50% R.H.) were used for all the modifications. Results were also compared to the familiar Pennington (ventilation) cycle. The study indicated that recirculating the indirect evaporative cooler air only degenerated the performance. However, staging a portion of the regeneration air could improve the thermal coefficient of Performance by 25% over the non-staged DINC cycle. Compared to a similar staged-regeneration Pennington cycle it is a 16% improvement in thermal COP and the sensible heat ratio was 70%.

Waugaman, D.; Kini, A.; Kettleborough, C.F. (Texas A and M Univ., College Station (United States))

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

426

Steam System Balancing and Tuning for Multifamily Residential Buildings in Chicagoland - Second Year of Data Collection  

SciTech Connect

Steam heated buildings often suffer from uneven heating as a result of poor control of the amount of steam entering each radiator. In order to satisfy the heating load to the coldest units, other units are overheated. As a result, some tenants complain of being too hot and open their windows in the middle of winter, while others complain of being too cold and are compelled to use supplemental heat sources. Building on previous research, CNT Energy identified 10 test buildings in Chicago and conducted a study to identify best practices for the methodology, typical costs, and energy savings associated with steam system balancing. A package of common steam balancing measures was assembled and data were collected on the buildings before and after these retrofits were installed to investigate the process, challenges, and the cost effectiveness of improving steam systems through improved venting and control systems. The test buildings that received venting upgrades and new control systems showed 10.2% savings on their natural gas heating load, with a simple payback of 5.1 years. The methodologies for and findings from this study are presented in detail in this report. This report has been updated from a version published in August 2012 to include natural gas usage information from the 2012 heating season and updated natural gas savings calculations.

Choi, J.; Ludwig, P.; Brand, L.

2013-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

427

Improved Measurement of B[superscript +]-->rho[superscript +]rho[superscript 0] and Determination of the Quark-Mixing Phase Angle alpha  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We present improved measurements of the branching fraction B, the longitudinal polarization fraction fL, and the direct CP asymmetry ACP in the B meson decay channel B+-->?+?0. The data sample was collected with the BABAR ...

Cowan, Ray Franklin

428

Collective economics : leveraging purchasing power of low-income communities for collective gain : Lawrence Community Works and the Network Advantage Program  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This thesis focuses on the concept of Collective Economics and develops a set of recommendations by which groups with common interests can effectively utilize their purchasing power for collective benefits. Working with ...

Espino, Eric V

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

429

NIST 'Hybrid Metrology' Method Could Improve Computer ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

NIST 'Hybrid Metrology' Method Could Improve Computer Chips. From NIST Tech Beat: September 5, 2012. ...

2012-09-06T23:59:59.000Z

430

Commissioning Building Systems for Improved Energy ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Commissioning Building Systems for Improved Energy Performance Project. Summary: NIST will advance commercial building ...

2012-12-17T23:59:59.000Z

431

IMPROVING BIOMASS LOGISTICS COST WITHIN AGRONOMIC SUSTAINABILITY CONSTRAINTS AND BIOMASS QUALITY TARGETS  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Equipment manufacturers have made rapid improvements in biomass harvesting and handling equipment. These improvements have increased transportation and handling efficiencies due to higher biomass densities and reduced losses. Improvements in grinder efficiencies and capacity have reduced biomass grinding costs. Biomass collection efficiencies (the ratio of biomass collected to the amount available in the field) as high as 75% for crop residues and greater than 90% for perennial energy crops have also been demonstrated. However, as collection rates increase, the fraction of entrained soil in the biomass increases, and high biomass residue removal rates can violate agronomic sustainability limits. Advancements in quantifying multi-factor sustainability limits to increase removal rate as guided by sustainable residue removal plans, and mitigating soil contamination through targeted removal rates based on soil type and residue type/fraction is allowing the use of new high efficiency harvesting equipment and methods. As another consideration, single pass harvesting and other technologies that improve harvesting costs cause biomass storage moisture management challenges, which challenges are further perturbed by annual variability in biomass moisture content. Monitoring, sampling, simulation, and analysis provide basis for moisture, time, and quality relationships in storage, which has allowed the development of moisture tolerant storage systems and best management processes that combine moisture content and time to accommodate baled storage of wet material based upon “shelf-life.” The key to improving biomass supply logistics costs has been developing the associated agronomic sustainability and biomass quality technologies and processes that allow the implementation of equipment engineering solutions.

J. Richard Hess; Kevin L. Kenney; Christopher T. Wright; David J. Muth; William Smith

2012-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

432

Umatilla River Subbasin Fish Habitat Improvement; 1992 Annual Report.  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This annual report is in fulfillment of contract obligations with Bonneville Power Administration which is the funding source for the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife's Umatilla Basin Habitat Improvement Project. The major activities undertaken during this report period were: (1) procurement of one cooperative lease agreement and one access easement with private landowners, (2) design and layout of 1.3 miles of riparian exclosure fence and 1.4 miles of instream structure maintenance, and (3) development of one fencing contract and three instream work contracts. Results include implementation of 1.9 miles of fencing, 1.4 miles of instream maintenance work, reconstruction of 0.75 miles of flood damaged fence, inspection and routine maintenance of 13.5 miles of fence, and planting of grasses, legumes and shrubs along 4.6 miles of stream. Other activities undertaken during this report period are: collection and summarization of temperature data, establishment and data collection from habitat monitoring transects, electrofishing surveys and spawning ground counts, photopoint establishment, coordination with numerous agencies and tribes and education of high school students on habitat improvement and preservation.

Bailey, Timothy D.; Rimbach, Gregory P. (Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife)

1993-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

433

Improved recovery from Gulf of Mexico reservoirs  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Gulf of Mexico Basin offers the greatest near-term potential for reducing the future decline in domestic oil and gas production. The Basin is less mature than productive on-shore areas, large unexplored areas remain, and there is great potential for reducing bypassed oil in known fields. Much of the remaining oil in the offshore is trapped in formations that are extremely complex due to intrusions Of salt domes. Recently, however, significant innovations have been made in seismic processing and reservoir simulation. In addition, significant advances have been made in deviated and horizontal drilling technologies. Effective application of these technologies along with improved integrated resource management methods offer opportunities to significantly increase Gulf of Mexico production, delay platform abandonments, and preserve access to a substantial remaining oil target for both exploratory drilling and advanced recovery processes. On February 18, 1992, Louisiana State University (the Prime Contractor) with two technical subcontractors, BDNL Inc. and ICF, Inc., began a research program to estimate the potential oil and gas reserve additions that could result from the application of advanced secondary and enhanced oil recovery technologies and the exploitation of undeveloped and attic oil zones in the Gulf of Mexico oil fields that are related to piercement salt dornes. This project is a one year continuation of this research and will continue work in reservoir description, extraction processes, and technology transfer. Detailed data will be collected for two previously studied reservoirs: a South Marsh Island reservoir operated by Taylor Energy and a South Pelto reservoir operated by Mobil. This data will include reprocessed 2-D seismic data, newly acquired 3-D data, fluid data, fluid samples, pressure data, well test data, well logs, and core data/samples. Geologic data is being compiled; extraction research has not begun.

Schenewerk, P.

1995-07-30T23:59:59.000Z

434

Solar window collection and distribution module system. Final performance report  

SciTech Connect

The construction and monitoring of a solar window collection and distribution system are presented. One complete window module was purchased and assembled, including: the glass, the window frames, sealants, grills, vents and a mechanical damper device. Monitoring of the system operation was limited to measuring inside air temperature, outside air temperature, and circulation temperatures through the window module systems, as well as the actual tinted glass surface temperature. The system has produced a reduction in glare, fading of furniture, and control of solar gains to a building structure.

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

435

Cooperative effort for industrial energy data collection (IEDC)  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The expanding research effort in recent years in industrial energy use has created a need for detailed data on specific industrial processes. To meet this need and eliminate multiple contacts with individual plants, a cooperative effort to collect and centralize industrial energy-use data has been organized by several solar research organizations. To date, a centralized list has been produced of industrial plants and trade associations that have been contracted, and a data format has been created for use by all organizations interested in participating in this effort.

Green, H.J.

1979-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

436

Solar-thermal-energy collection/storage-pond system  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A solar thermal energy collection and storage system is disclosed. Water is contained, and the water surface is exposed directly to the sun. The central part of an impermeable membrane is positioned below the water's surface and above its bottom with a first side of the membrane pointing generally upward in its central portion. The perimeter part of the membrane is placed to create a watertight boundary separating the water into a first volume which is directly exposable to the sun and which touches the membranes first side, and a second volumn which touches the membranes second side. A salt is dissolved in the first water volume.

Blahnik, D.E.

1982-03-25T23:59:59.000Z

437

Low-lying Collective States in {sup 136}Ba  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Low-lying collective states in {sup 136}Ba were investigated with (n,n'{gamma}) techniques, including Doppler-shift attenuation lifetime measurements. The level spins, lifetimes, branching ratios, multipole-mixing ratios and transition strengths reveal candidates for symmetric-phonon states up to third order. The 2{sub ms}{sup +} mixed-symmetry state was confirmed as unfragmented and a candidate for a [2{sub 1}{sup +} x 2{sub ms}{sup +}]{sub 3}{sup +} two-phonon mixed-symmetry state is proposed.

Scheck, M. [Oliver Lodge Laboratory, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, GB (United Kingdom); Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY (United States); Mukhopadhyay, S.; Crider, B.; Choudry, S. N.; Elhami, E.; Peters, E. E.; McEllistrem, M. T.; Orce, J. N. [Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY (United States); Yates, S. W. [Dept. of Chemistry, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY (United States); Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY (United States)

2009-01-28T23:59:59.000Z

438

Automate feeders to improve reliability  

SciTech Connect

Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG and E) improved system reliability and saved money with an alarm and control system for substation distribution switches using remote control by standard telephone-communication links. The method is especially well suited for urban and suburban areas with independent telephone and power systems. The automated systems can also add capability to areas now limited by the emergency capability. The primary distribution alarm and control system has both a substation and a field switch element. Photographs accompanying the description help to explain how the controls work. 7 figures. (DCK)

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

439

Improving Energy Efficiency of Auxiliaries  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The summaries of this report are: Economics Ultimately Dictates Direction; Electric Auxiliaries Provide Solid Benefits. The Impact on Vehicle Architecture Will be Important; Integrated Generators With Combined With Turbo Generators Can Meet the Electrical Demands of Electric Auxiliaries; Implementation Will Follow Automotive 42V Transition; Availability of Low Cost Hardware Will Slow Implementation; Industry Leadership and Cooperation Needed; Standards and Safety Protocols Will be Important. Government Can Play an Important Role in Expediting: Funding Technical Development; Incentives for Improving Fuel Economy; Developing Standards, Allowing Economy of Scale; and Providing Safety Guidelines.

Carl T. Vuk

2001-12-12T23:59:59.000Z

440

Directions for improved fusion reactors  

SciTech Connect

Conceptual fusion reactor studies over the past 10 to 15 years have projected systems that may be too large, complex, and costly to be of commercial interest. One main direction for improved fusion reactors points towards smaller, higher-power-density approaches. First-order economic issues (i.e., unit direct cost and cost of electricity) are used to support the need for more compact fusion reactors. A generic fusion physics/engineering/costing model is used to provide a quantiative basis for these arguments for specific fusion concepts.

Krakowski, R.A.; Miller, R.L.; Delene, J.G.

1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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441

Improving the Way We Harvest & Deliver Biofuels Crops | Department of  

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

Improving the Way We Harvest & Deliver Biofuels Crops Improving the Way We Harvest & Deliver Biofuels Crops Improving the Way We Harvest & Deliver Biofuels Crops May 24, 2013 - 9:40am Addthis The self-propelled baler collects and packages bales of feedstock on-site that can be immediately loaded and sent to a biorefinery for use. | Photo courtesy of Antares Group. The self-propelled baler collects and packages bales of feedstock on-site that can be immediately loaded and sent to a biorefinery for use. | Photo courtesy of Antares Group. The bale picking truck follows the self-propelled baler, picking up and packaging the bales into packs before transferring them to an attached flatbed. | Photo courtesy of Antares Group. The bale picking truck follows the self-propelled baler, picking up and packaging the bales into packs before transferring them to an attached

442

Separate collection of household food waste for anaerobic degradation - Comparison of different techniques from a systems perspective  

SciTech Connect

Highlight: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Four modern and innovative systems for household food waste collection are compared. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Direct emissions and resource use were based on full-scale data. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Conservation of nutrients/energy content over the system was considered. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Systems with high energy/nutrient recovery are most environmentally beneficial. - Abstract: Four systems for household food waste collection are compared in relation the environmental impact categories eutrophication potential, acidification potential, global warming potential as well as energy use. Also, a hotspot analysis is performed in order to suggest improvements in each of the compared collection systems. Separate collection of household food waste in paper bags (with and without drying prior to collection) with use of kitchen grinders and with use of vacuum system in kitchen sinks were compared. In all cases, food waste was used for anaerobic digestion with energy and nutrient recovery in all cases. Compared systems all resulted in net avoidance of assessed environmental impact categories; eutrophication potential (-0.1 to -2.4 kg NO{sub 3}{sup -}eq/ton food waste), acidification potential (-0.4 to -1.0 kg SO{sub 2}{sup -}eq/ton food waste), global warming potential (-790 to -960 kg CO{sub 2}{sup -}eq/ton food waste) and primary energy use (-1.7 to -3.6 GJ/ton food waste). Collection with vacuum system results in the largest net avoidance of primary energy use, while disposal of food waste in paper bags for decentralized drying before collection result in a larger net avoidance of global warming, eutrophication and acidification. However, both these systems not have been taken into use in large scale systems yet and further investigations are needed in order to confirm the outcomes from the comparison. Ranking of scenarios differ largely if considering only emissions in the foreground system, indicating the importance of taking also downstream emissions into consideration when comparing different collection systems. The hot spot identification shows that losses of organic matter in mechanical pretreatment as well as tank connected food waste disposal systems and energy in drying and vacuum systems reply to the largest impact on the results in each system respectively.

Bernstad, A., E-mail: Anna.bernstad@chemeng.lth.se [Water and Environmental Engineering, Department of Chemical Engineering, Lund University (Sweden); Cour Jansen, J. la [Water and Environmental Engineering, Department of Chemical Engineering, Lund University (Sweden)

2012-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

443

Using Dashboards to Improve Energy and Comfort in Federal Buildings  

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Using Dashboards to Improve Energy and Comfort in Federal Buildings Using Dashboards to Improve Energy and Comfort in Federal Buildings Title Using Dashboards to Improve Energy and Comfort in Federal Buildings Publication Type Report LBNL Report Number LBNL-4283E Year of Publication 2011 Authors Marini, Kyle, Girish Ghatikar, and Richard C. Diamond Call Number LBNL-4283E Keywords commercial buildings, dashboards, energy, feedback, monitoring Abstract Federal agencies are taking many steps to improve the sustainability of their operations, including improving the energy efficiency of their buildings, promoting recycling and reuse of materials, encouraging carpooling and alternative transit schemes, and installing low flow water fixture units are just a few of the common examples. However, an often overlooked means of energy savings is to provide feedback to building users about their energy use through information dashboards connected to a building's energy information system.An Energy Information System (EIS), broadly defined, is a package of performance monitoring software, data acquisition hardware, and communication systems that is used to collect, store, analyze, and display energy information. At a minimum, the EIS provides the whole-building energy-use information (Granderson 2009a). We define a "dashboard" as a display and visualization tool that utilizes the EIS data and technology to provide critical information to users. This information can lead to actions resulting in energy savings, comfort improvements, efficient operations, and more. The tools to report analyzed information have existed in the information technology as business intelligence (Few 2006). The dashboard is distinguished from the EIS as a whole, which includes additional hardware and software components to collect and storage data, and analysis for resources and energy management (Granderson 2009b). EIS can be used for a variety of uses, including benchmarking, base-lining, anomaly detection, off-hours energy use evaluation, load shape optimization, energy rate analysis, retrofit and retro-commissioning savings (Granderson 2009a). The use of these EIS features depends on the specific users. For example, federal and other building managers may use anomaly detection to identify energy waste in a specific building, or to benchmark energy use in similar buildings to identify energy saving potential and reduce operational cost. There are several vendors of EIS technology that provide information on energy and other environmental variables in buildings.

444

Improved intake air filtration systems  

SciTech Connect

This report comprises the results of a project sponsored by the Pipeline Research Committee of the American Gas Association (Improved Intake Air Filtration Systems). The quality of the inlet air consumed by pipeline gas turbines plays a significant role in the performance, maintenance, and economy of turbine operations. The airborne contaminants may cause degradation of compressor blades and hot gas path components, primarily by erosion, corrosion, and fouling. Machines in the pipeline fleet have a typical average loss of 3.5% in output, chiefly caused by fouling of the gas turbine compressor. It also showed that: Air contamination could be significantly reduced by the use of more efficient air filtration systems, especially through the reduction of the quantity of smaller particles ingested.'' Filters which incorporated electrostatically charged fibers (achieved through the use of triboelectric [TE] effects) offered the most promising means for developing an improvement over paper media. The purpose of this program was to validate the use of new technology for self-cleaning air inlet filtration on gas turbine pumping applications. An approach utilizing triboelectrification of fabric filters was examined by testing to determine the penetration (efficiency), cleanability, pressure drop vs flow, and dust-holding capacity of seven pairs of filter cartridges: six fabric and one paper.

Lawson, C.C. (Lawson (Calvin C.), North Wildwood, NJ (United States))

1991-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

445

Commercial Building Energy Asset Score Data Collection Priority Map  

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

Commercial Building Energy Asset Score Data Collection Priority Map Commercial Building Energy Asset Score Data Collection Priority Map Type Page OFFICE* 1-2 RETAIL 3 SCHOOL 4 WAREHOUSE 5 LODGING* 6 MULTI-FAMILY* 7 ASSEMBLY 8 APPENDIX: ASHRAE CLIMATE ZONE MAP 9 * For the purposes of this guide, some use types have multiple tables based on building size. If you're uncertain which size applies to your building, use your best judgment or consult more than one table. The size categories are meant as general guidelines but do not correspond to specific ranges in square footage. OFFICE Large Office Priorities by Climate Zones 1A 1B 2A 2B 3A 3B 3C 4A 4B 4C 5A 5B 5C 6A 6B 7 8 Lighting High High High High High High High High High High High High High High High High High Lighting Controls High High High High High High High High High High High High High High High High High

446

DOE Technical Standards Archived Collection | Department of Energy  

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

Information Center » DOE Technical Standards Program » DOE Information Center » DOE Technical Standards Program » DOE Technical Standards Archived Collection DOE Technical Standards Archived Collection Document ID Filter Document ID sort descending Title Date DOE-HDBK-1131-2007 General Employee Radiological Training Replaced by DOE-HDBK-1131-2007 (CN1) (Reaffirmed 2013) This handbook describes the DOE General Employee Radiological Training program. It is intended for use by DOE contractors for the development of facility-specific general employee radiological training. 01/15/2008 DOE-HDBK-1131-98 General Employee Radiological Training Change Notice No. 1 (November 2003) | Reaffirmation with Errata (April 2004) | Replaced by DOE-HDBK-1131-2007 This handbook describes the DOE General Employee Radiological Training program. It includes standards and policies as well as recommendations for material development and program administration. It is intended for use by DOE contractors for the development of facility-specific general employee radiological training. 03/26/2004

447

Hybrid Plasma Reactor/Filter for Transportable Collective Protection Systems  

SciTech Connect

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) has performed an assessment of a Hybrid Plasma/Filter system as an alternative to conventional methods for collective protection. The key premise of the hybrid system is to couple a nonthermal plasma (NTP) reactor with reactive adsorption to provide a broader envelope of protection than can be provided through a single-solution approach. The first step uses highly reactive species (e.g. oxygen radicals, hydroxyl radicals, etc.) created in a nonthermal plasma (NTP) reactor to destroy the majority (~75% - 90%) of an incoming threat. Following the NTP reactor an O3 reactor/filter uses the O3 created in the NTP reactor to further destroy the remaining organic materials. This report summarizes the laboratory development of the Hybrid Plasma Reactor/Filter to protect against a ‘worst-case’ simulant, methyl bromide (CH3Br), and presents a preliminary engineering assessment of the technology to Joint Expeditionary Collective Protection performance specifications for chemical vapor air purification technologies.

Josephson, Gary B.; Tonkyn, Russell G.; Frye, J. G.; Riley, Brian J.; Rappe, Kenneth G.

2011-04-06T23:59:59.000Z

448

Active Brownian Particles. From Individual to Collective Stochastic Dynamics  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We review theoretical models of individual motility as well as collective dynamics and pattern formation of active particles. We focus on simple models of active dynamics with a particular emphasis on nonlinear and stochastic dynamics of such self-propelled entities in the framework of statistical mechanics. Examples of such active units in complex physico-chemical and biological systems are chemically powered nano-rods, localized patterns in reaction-diffusion system, motile cells or macroscopic animals. Based on the description of individual motion of point-like active particles by stochastic differential equations, we discuss different velocity-dependent friction functions, the impact of various types of fluctuations and calculate characteristic observables such as stationary velocity distributions or diffusion coefficients. Finally, we consider not only the free and confined individual active dynamics but also different types of interaction between active particles. The resulting collective dynamical behavior of large assemblies and aggregates of active units is discussed and an overview over some recent results on spatiotemporal pattern formation in such systems is given.

Pawel Romanczuk; Markus Bär; Werner Ebeling; Benjamin Lindner; Lutz Schimansky-Geier

2012-02-11T23:59:59.000Z

449

Molecular epidemiology biomarkers-Sample collection and processing considerations  

SciTech Connect

Biomarker studies require processing and storage of numerous biological samples with the goals of obtaining a large amount of information and minimizing future research costs. An efficient study design includes provisions for processing of the original samples, such as cryopreservation, DNA isolation, and preparation of specimens for exposure assessment. Use of standard, two-dimensional and nanobarcodes and customized electronic databases assure efficient management of large sample collections and tracking results of data analyses. Standard operating procedures and quality control plans help to protect sample quality and to assure validity of the biomarker data. Specific state, federal and international regulations are in place regarding research with human samples, governing areas including custody, safety of handling, and transport of human samples. Appropriate informed consent must be obtained from the study subjects prior to sample collection and confidentiality of results maintained. Finally, examples of three biorepositories of different scale (European Cancer Study, National Cancer Institute and School of Public Health Biorepository, University of California, Berkeley) are used to illustrate challenges faced by investigators and the ways to overcome them. New software and biorepository technologies are being developed by many companies that will help to bring biological banking to a new level required by molecular epidemiology of the 21st century.

Holland, Nina T. [Environmental Health Sciences, School of Public Health, University of California, 317 Warren Hall, Berkeley 94720-7360 (United States)]. E-mail: ninah@berkeley.edu; Pfleger, Laura [Environmental Health Sciences, School of Public Health, University of California, 317 Warren Hall, Berkeley 94720-7360 (United States); Berger, Eileen [Input Automation Inc., Sonoma Mountain Road, Glen Ellen, CA 95442 (United States); Ho, Alan [Environmental Health Sciences, School of Public Health, University of California, 317 Warren Hall, Berkeley 94720-7360 (United States); Bastaki, Maria [Environmental Health Sciences, School of Public Health, University of California, 317 Warren Hall, Berkeley 94720-7360 (United States)

2005-08-07T23:59:59.000Z

450

Using contingent valuation to explore willingness to pay for renewable energy: A comparison of collective and voluntary payment vehicles  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Some of the most basic questions about the organization and functioning of society involve issues raised by the existence of public goods. With respect to environmental public goods, how should funds used to support environmental improvement be collected and used? In particular, are collective, mandatory payments superior to voluntary, charitable payments due to the possibility of free riding? And to what degree should the government be involved in spending these funds: should the government directly fund environmental improvement projects or should the private sector be used to collect funds and determine funding priorities? This report explores these questions from the perspective of renewable energy: wind, geothermal, biomass, hydropower, and solar. In particular, this report analyzes the payment preferences of U.S. households through the implementation of a large-scale contingent valuation (CV) survey of willingness to pay (WTP) for renewable energy. Renewable energy can be supported through a mandatory ''tax'' on electric bills or through voluntary payments via green power marketing; the government may or may not be heavily involved in the collection and expenditure of such funds. The question of how households prefer to pay for renewable energy is therefore highly relevant. The primary objective of this study is to explore variations in stated WTP for renewable energy under the following four payment and provision contexts: (1) A mandatory increase in the electricity bills of all customers, the funds from which are collected and spent by the government on renewable energy projects. (2) A voluntary increase in the electricity bills of those customers who choose to pay, the funds from which are collected and spent by the government on renewable energy projects. (3) A voluntary increase in the electricity bills of those customers who choose to pay, the funds from which are collected and spent by electricity suppliers on renewable energy projects. (4) A mandatory increase in the electricity bills of all customers, the funds from which are collected and spent by electricity suppliers on renewable energy projects. These payment and provision scenarios are consistent with contemporary forms of support for renewable energy. The first scenario--mandatory payments and government provision--is consistent with a system-benefits charge policy, a policy that has been adopted in 15 U.S. states. The third scenario--voluntary payments to an electricity supplier--is consistent with competitive green power marketing. The fourth scenario--mandatory payments through electricity suppliers--is consistent with a renewables portfolio standard, a policy adopted in thirteen U.S. states as of mid 2003. The second scenario--voluntary payments and government provision--has only been used in a limited fashion in the United States. In addition to having contemporary policy relevance, these four contingent valuation scenarios allow one to distinguish differences in stated WTP based on: (1) the payment method--is WTP affected by whether payments are to be made collectively or voluntarily? and (2) the provision arrangement--does the manner in which a good is provided, in this case through the government or the private sector, affect stated WTP? A split-sample, dichotomous choice contingent valuation survey of 1,574 U.S. residents was developed and implemented to test the sensitivity of stated WTP to these variables at three different payment levels, or bid points. Three secondary objectives also influenced research design, and are discussed in this report. First, this study indirectly and tentatively evaluates the importance of ''participation expectations'' in contingent valuation surveys: specifically, are individuals who state a WTP for renewable energy more likely to think that others will also contribute? Such relationships are commonly discussed in the sociology, social psychology, and marketing literatures, and are also frequently referenced in the collective action literature, but have yet to be tested thoroughly in a contingent valuation co

Wiser, Ryan H.

2002-07-28T23:59:59.000Z

451

Using Dashboards to Improve Energy and Comfort in Federal Buildings  

SciTech Connect

Federal agencies are taking many steps to improve the sustainability of their operations, including improving the energy efficiency of their buildings, promoting recycling and reuse of materials, encouraging carpooling and alternative transit schemes, and installing low flow water fixture units are just a few of the common examples. However, an often overlooked means of energy savings is to provide feedback to building users about their energy use through information dashboards connected to a building?s energy information system. An Energy Information System (EIS), broadly defined, is a package of performance monitoring software, data acquisition hardware, and communication systems that is used to collect, store, analyze, and display energy information. At a minimum, the EIS provides the whole-building energy-use information (Granderson 2009a). We define a ?dashboard? as a display and visualization tool that utilizes the EIS data and technology to provide critical information to users. This information can lead to actions resulting in energy savings, comfort improvements, efficient operations, and more. The tools to report analyzed information have existed in the information technology as business intelligence (Few 2006). The dashboard is distinguished from the EIS as a whole, which includes additional hardware and software components to collect and storage data, and analysis for resources and energy management (Granderson 2009b). EIS can be used for a variety of uses, including benchmarking, base-lining, anomaly detection, off-hours energy use evaluation, load shape optimization, energy rate analysis, retrofit and retro-commissioning savings (Granderson 2009a). The use of these EIS features depends on the specific users. For example, federal and other building managers may use anomaly detection to identify energy waste in a specific building, or to benchmark energy use in similar buildings to identify energy saving potential and reduce operational cost. There are several vendors of EIS technology that provide information on energy and other environmental variables in buildings.

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory; Marini, Kyle; Ghatikar, Girish; Diamond, Richard

2011-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

452

Green Cooling: Improving Chiller Efficiency  

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1 1 Green Cooling: Improving Chiller Efficiency This new chiller simulation module being developed by Building Performance Assurance Project members will help building managers compare optimal and actual chiller efficiency. Chillers are the single largest energy consumers in commercial buildings. These machines create peaks in electric power consumption, typically during summer afternoons. In fact, 23% of electricity generation is associated with powering chillers that use CFCs and HCFCs, ozone-depleting refrigerants. Satisfying the peak demand caused by chillers forces utilities to build new power plants. However, because chiller plants run the most when the weather is hot and very little at other times, their load factors - and hence the utilities' load factors (the percentage of time the

453

Improvements of biomass deconstruction enzymes  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Sandia National Laboratories and DSM Innovation, Inc. collaborated on the investigation of the structure and function of cellulases from thermophilic fungi. Sandia's role was to use its expertise in protein structure determination and X-ray crystallography to solve the structure of these enzymes in their native state and in their substrate and product bound states. Sandia was also tasked to work with DSM to use the newly solved structure to, using computational approaches, analyze enzyme interactions with both bound substrate and bound product; the goal being to develop approaches for rationally designing improved cellulases for biomass deconstruction. We solved the structures of five cellulases from thermophilic fungi. Several of these were also solved with bound substrate/product, which allowed us to predict mutations that might enhance activity and stability.

Sale, K. L.

2012-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

454

Hadronic Screening in Improved Taste  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We present our results on meson and nucleon screening masses in finite temperature two flavour QCD using smeared staggered valence quarks and staggered thin-link sea quarks with different lattice spacings and quark masses. We investigate optimization of smearing by observing its effects on the infrared (IR) and ultraviolet (UV) components of gluon and quark fields. The application of smearing to screening at finite temperature also provides a transparent window into the mechanism of the interplay of smearing and chiral symmetry. The improved hadronic operators show that above the finite temperature cross over, T_c, screening masses are consistent with weak-coupling predictions. There is also evidence for a rapid opening up of a spectral gap of the Dirac operator immediately above T_c.

Sourendu Gupta; Nikhil Karthik

2013-02-20T23:59:59.000Z

455

Catalysts for improved fuel processing  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This report covers our technical progress on fuel processing catalyst characterization for the specific purpose of hydrogen production for proton-exchange-membrane (PEM) fuel cells. These development efforts support DOE activities in the development of compact, transient capable reformers for on-board hydrogen generation starting from candidate fuels. The long-term objective includes increased durability and lifetime, in addition to smaller volume, improved performance, and other specifications required meeting fuel processor goals. The technical barriers of compact fuel processor size, transient capability, and compact, efficient thermal management all are functions of catalyst performance. Significantly, work at LANL now tests large-scale fuel processors for performance and durability, as influenced by fuels and fuel constituents, and complements that testing with micro-scale catalyst evaluation which is accomplished under well controlled conditions.

Borup, R.L.; Inbody, M.A. [and others

2000-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

456

Improved correlations for retrograde gases  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Three correlations for retrograde gases have been developed. First, a correlation was developed that relates the composition of a retrograde gas-condensate mixture at any depletion stage to the composition at its dew point pressure. This correlation is as accurate as previous correlations, and in addition, to the composition, it includes the trends for molecular weight of heptanes plus fraction (A4WC7+), specific gravity of heptanes plus fraction (SGC7+), gas produced (GP) and fraction of liquid (FL). Second, a correlation to describe the molar distribution Of C7+ of a gas-condensate mixture as a function of carbon number (CN), the C6 mole fraction and the properties Of C7+ has been developed. For comparison, the Ahmed, et aL, and Whitson methods were evaluated using a data base of 52 extended (from C]5+ and up) retrograde gascondensate samples. The evaluation of the Ahmed, et al. and Whitson methods showed that both methods are better than the new method. The Ahmed, et aL method does a better overall job than the Vvlhitson method. Comparing the relative error, Ahmed, et al. method had an error of 20.6 percent, and Whitson's method had an error of 25.1 percent. Third, a new and improved retrograde dew point pressure correlation has been developed. The new dew point correlation is an improvement of the Kennedy-Nemeth dew point correlation. Contrary to the Kennedy-Nemeth correlation, temperature is not included in the new correlation. The new dew point correlation is based on composition and the C7+ properties, molecular weight and specific gravity of the heptanes plus fraction.

Crogh, Arne

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

457

A preliminary assessment of the state of harvest and collection technology for forest residues  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

To meet the 'Twenty in Ten Initiative' goals set in the 2007 State of the Union address, forest resources will be needed as feedstocks for lignocellulosic ethanol production. It has been estimated that 368 million dry tons can be produced annually in the U.S. from logging residues and fuel treatment thinnings. Currently, very little of this woody biomass is used for energy production due to the costs and difficulty in collecting and transporting this material. However, minimizing biomass costs (including harvest, handling, transport, storage, and processing costs) delivered to the refinery is necessary to develop a sustainable cellulosic ethanol industry. Achieving this goal requires a fresh look at conventional timber harvesting operations to identify ways of efficiently integrating energy wood collection and developing cost-effective technologies to harvest small-diameter trees. In conventional whole-tree logging operations, entire trees are felled and skidded from the stump to the landing. The residues (also called slash), consisting of tops and limbs, accumulate at the landing when trees are delimbed. This slash can be ground at the landing with a mobile grinder or transported to another central location with a stationary grinder. The ground material is transported via chip vans, or possibly large roll on/off containers, to the user facility. Cut-to-length harvesting systems are gaining popularity in some locations. In these operations, specialized harvesters that can fall, delimb, and cut logs to length are used. The small diameter tops and limbs accumulate along the machine's track. It can be left in the forest to dry or removed soon after harvest while logs are extracted. Removing slash during the same operation as the wood has been shown to be more efficient. However, leaving residue in the forest to dry reduces moisture content, which improves grinder performance, reduces dry matter loss during storage, and inhibits colonization of fungi that produce harmful spores. In recent years, new machines that are specially designed for collection of small diameter wood have been developed in the U.S. and Europe. Residue bundlers and balers improve transportation and handling efficiency by densifying the material and packaging it so that it can be handled with conventional equipment. An experimental integrated harvester/grinder can fall small diameter trees and feed them into a grinder. The ground material is collected in a bin that can be dumped into a chip van. The harvester head is also capable of delimbing and bucking (cut into sections) small timber to be used for pulp and posts. Limitations of these new technologies are their large capital costs and complexity, leading to high maintenance costs and the need for highly trained operators. To ensure that quality feedstock materials consistently enter the mouth of the refinery, the uniform format supply system concept proposes that feedstock diversity be managed at harvest, much like the current grain supply system. This allows for standardization of key infrastructure components and facilitation of a biomass commodity system. Challenges in achieving a uniform woody biomass supply include, but are not limited to, developing machines for efficient harvest of small-diameter trees in a range of topographies and conditions, developing machines and operating plans for grinding biomass as near to the stump as possible, developing cost-effective drying strategies to reduce losses and mold growth during wood chip storage, and quantifying environmental impacts of slash removal and fuel thinnings to aid landowner decisions and policy development.

Webb, Erin [ORNL; Perlack, Robert D [ORNL; Blackwelder, D. Brad [Idaho National Laboratory (INL); Muth, David J. [Idaho National Laboratory (INL); Hess, J. Richard [Idaho National Laboratory (INL)

2008-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

458

Renewable Energy Documents from OSTI Collections, Office of Scientific and  

Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)

Smart Energy Grid Resources Smart Energy Grid Resources Find government research information related to smart energy grid technologies through OSTI collections. Find full text technical reports, citations, project summaries and more. OSTI makes R&D information rapidly available to researchers and the public so that discovery can be accelerated. Research from Information Bridge Open Automated Demand Response Communications Specification (Version 1.0) High Penetration of Photovoltaic (PV) Systems into the Distribution Grid, Workshop Report Study of Security Attributes of Smart Grid Systems- Current Cyber Security Issues Estimated Value of Service Reliability for Electric Utility Customers in the U.S. Weather forecast-based optimization of integrated energy systems. Building America System Research Plan for Reduction of Miscellaneous

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Laboratory employees collect backpacks, school supplies for area school  

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

School supplies for children School supplies for children Laboratory employees collect backpacks, school supplies for area school children Employees donated more than 1,000 backpacks and thousands of school supplies, including pencils, pens, and notebooks. August 20, 2010 Los Alamos National Laboratory sits on top of a once-remote mesa in northern New Mexico with the Jemez mountains as a backdrop to research and innovation covering multi-disciplines from bioscience, sustainable energy sources, to plasma physics and new materials. Los Alamos National Laboratory sits on top of a once-remote mesa in northern New Mexico with the Jemez mountains as a backdrop to research and innovation covering multi-disciplines from bioscience, sustainable energy sources, to plasma physics and new materials.

460

Beryllium-Associated Worker Registry Data Collection and Management Guidance  

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

7 7 June 2007 DOE TECHNICAL STANDARD Beryllium-Associated Worker Registry Data Collection and Management Guidance U.S. Department of Energy AREA SAFT Washington, D.C. 20585 DISTRIBUTION STATEMENT A. Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited NOT MEASUREMENT SENSITIVE DOE-STD-1187-2007 ii Available on the Department of Energy Technical Standards Program Web site at http://www.hss.energy.gov/NuclearSafety/techstds/ DOE-STD-1187-2007 iii FOREWORD 1. This standard provides acceptable methods for compliance with the requirements of paragraph 10 CFR 850.39 "Recordkeeping and Use of Information." Use of this standard is not mandatory. Users should review the document and determine if it meets their purpose. 2. Comments (recommendations, additions, and deletions) that may be of use in

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Device for collecting chemical compounds and related methods  

SciTech Connect

A device for sampling chemical compounds from fixed surfaces and related methods are disclosed. The device may include a vacuum source, a chamber and a sorbent material. The device may utilize vacuum extraction to volatilize the chemical compounds from the fixed surfaces so that they may be sorbed by the sorbent material. The sorbent material may then be analyzed using conventional thermal desorption/gas chromatography/mass spectrometry (TD/GC/MS) instrumentation to determine presence of the chemical compounds. The methods may include detecting release and presence of one or more chemical compounds and determining the efficacy of decontamination. The device may be useful in collection and analysis of a variety of chemical compounds, such as residual chemical warfare agents, chemical attribution signatures and toxic industrial chemicals.

Scott, Jill R.; Groenewold, Gary S.; Rae, Catherine

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

462

Collective neutrino oscillations in non-spherical geometry  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The rich phenomenology of collective neutrino oscillations has been studied only in one-dimensional or spherically symmetric systems. Motivated by the non-spherical example of coalescing neutron stars, presumably the central engines of short gamma-ray bursts, we use the Liouville equation to formulate the problem for general source geometries. Assuming the neutrino ensemble displays self-maintained coherence, the problem once more becomes effectively one-dimensional along the streamlines of the overall neutrino flux. This approach for the first time provides a formal definition of the ``single-angle approximation'' frequently used for supernova neutrinos and allows for a natural generalization to non-spherical geometries. We study the explicit example of a disk-shaped source as a proxy for coalescing neutron stars.

Basudeb Dasgupta; Amol Dighe; Alessandro Mirizzi; Georg G. Raffelt

2008-05-21T23:59:59.000Z

463

Use of compound parabolic concentrator for solar energy collection  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The joint team of Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) and the University of Chicago is reporting their midyear results of a proof-of-concept investigation of the Compound Parabolic Concentrator (CPC) for solar-energy collection. The CPC is a non-imaging, optical-design concept for maximally concentrating radiant energy onto a receiver. This maximum concentration corresponds to a relative aperture (f/number) of 0.5, which is well beyond the limit for imaging collectors. We have constructed an X3 concentrating flat-plate collector 16 ft/sup 2/ in area. This collector has been tested in a trailer laboratory facility built at ANL. The optical and thermal performance of this collector was in good agreement with theory. We have constructed an X10 collector (8 ft/sup 2/) and started testing. A detailed theoretical study of the optical and thermal characteristics of the CPC design has been performed.

Rabi, A.; Sevcik, V.J.; Giugler, R.M.; Winston, R.

1974-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

464

Voltage holding considerations for direct-collection units  

SciTech Connect

Results have been obtained from initial experiments designed to study high-voltage breakdown under conditions of importance to the design of direct- collection units. A coaxial configuration was used to mock-up critical fields near grid wires. With appropriate heat conditioning, fields as high as 9.6 x 10/ sup 5/ V/cm were maintained at the surface of a 7-mil-diam tungsten wire. This represents an enhanced field of ~10/sup 8/V/cm at whisker'' sites. Breakdown criteria are proposed for three regimes; initial, field-emission, and ultimate, which differ by the amount of prior conditioning applied to the wire. Additional considerations of importance to direct collectors such as the effect of thermionic emission and ion bombardment are discussed. (auth)

Miley, G.H.

1973-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

465

Advanced Substation Data Collecting and Processing for State Estimation Enhancement  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

functions within a substation can be performed more efficiently if all the substation data is collected from and shared among Intelligent Electronic Devices (IEDs). Gathered measurements and apparatus statuses can be processed by (local) substation computer(s). Processing includes data consistency checking, switching sequence monitoring, predicting switching outcomes, etc. Processed data may be used locally and/or communicated to remote sites (neighboring substations and/or control centers). Substation data integration is facilitated by existence and appropriate connection of IEDs. The paper presents an approach to implementation of substation data integration and information exchange. The emphasis is on the utilization of local data redundancy to enhance power system state estimation, especially topology error detection.

Sasa Jakovljevic; Student Member; Mladen Kezunovic

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

466

A Framework for the Systematic Collection of Open Source Intelligence  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Following legislative directions, the Intelligence Community has been mandated to make greater use of Open Source Intelligence (OSINT). Efforts are underway to increase the use of OSINT but there are many obstacles. One of these obstacles is the lack of tools helping to manage the volume of available data and ascertain its credibility. We propose a unique system for selecting, collecting and storing Open Source data from the Web and the Open Source Center. Some data management tasks are automated, document source is retained, and metadata containing geographical coordinates are added to the documents. Analysts are thus empowered to search, view, store, and analyze Web data within a single tool. We present ORCAT I and ORCAT II, two implementations of the system.

Pouchard, Line Catherine [ORNL; Trien, Joseph P [ORNL; Dobson, Jonathan D [ORNL

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

467

Search for intrinsic collective excitations in {sup 152}Sm  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The 685 keV excitation energy of the first excited 0{sup +} state in {sup 152}Sm makes it an attractive candidate to explore expected two-phonon excitations at low energy. Multiple-step Coulomb excitation and inelastic neutron scattering studies of {sup 152}Sm are used to probe the E2 collectivity of excited 0{sup +} states in this 'soft' nucleus and the results are compared with model predictions. No candidates for two-phonon K{sup {pi}}=0{sup +}quadrupole vibrational states are found. A 2{sup +},K=2 state with strong E2 decay to the first excited K{sup {pi}}=0{sup +} band and a probable 3{sup +} band member are established.

Kulp, W. D.; Wood, J. L.; Allmond, J. M. [School of Physics, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia 30332-0430 (United States); Garrett, P. E. [Department of Physics, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario N0B 1S0 (Canada); TRIUMF, 4004 Wesbrook Mall, Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 2A3 (Canada); Wu, C. Y.; Cline, D.; Hayes, A. B.; Hua, H.; Teng, R. [Nuclear Structure Research Laboratory, Department of Physics, University of Rochester, Rochester, New York 14627 (United States); Bandyopadhyay, D.; Choudry, S. N.; McEllistrem, M. T.; McKay, C. J.; Orce, J. N. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky 40506-0055 (United States); Dashdorj, D. [Department of Physics, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina 27695-8202 (United States); Mynk, M. G. [Department of Chemistry, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky 40506-0055 (United States); Yates, S. W. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky 40506-0055 (United States); Department of Chemistry, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky 40506-0055 (United States)

2008-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

468

SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory - Designer Glue Improves...  

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Designer Glue Improves Lithium-ion Battery Life By Mike Ross August 19, 2013 When it comes to improving the performance of lithium-ion batteries, no part should be overlooked - not...

469

Nontoxic quantum dot research improves solar cells  

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Nontoxic quantum dot research improves solar cells Nontoxic quantum dot research improves solar cells Solar cells made with low-cost, nontoxic copper-based quantum dots can achieve...

470

Change What? Identifying Quality Improvement Targets by ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Feb 24, 2010 ... quality improvement recommendations based on existing data to improve the effectiveness of ... Adm Policy Ment Health (2010) 37:15–26 ..... include higher doses of procedures that are common among. EB practices (Mueller ...

471

Acquisition and Project Management Continuous Improvement Presentation...  

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

Continuous Improvement presentation More Documents & Publications 2012 Congressional Nuclear Cleanup Caucus Briefings Energy Storage & Power Electronics 2008 Peer Review -...

472

Improved Energy Management during Anode Setting Activity  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

About this Abstract. Meeting, 2012 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition. Symposium , Aluminum Reduction Technology. Presentation Title, Improved Energy ...

473

Operational Efficiency Improvements Resulting from Monitoring and ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In heat treatment facilities, the customer would find potential efficiency improvements on generators, radiant tubes, furnaces, ovens, heaters, and boilers

474

Improving the design of solar cells  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Improving the design of solar cells. Photovoltaic (PV) systems convert the sun's light directly to electrical power by absorption ...

2012-10-02T23:59:59.000Z

475

Improved Modular CSSX Unit (MCU) Operations  

• Change Distributed Control System software to reflect new flowsheet • Develop on-line solvent analysis technology – DSSHT – SEHT. Improved MCU ...

476

Improved Organic Photovoltaics - Energy Innovation Portal  

Solar Photovoltaic Improved Organic Photovoltaics B4 Materials For Organic Semiconductor Applications, Including Molecular Electronics And Organic Photovoltaics

477

Resources and Training for Continuous Program Improvement ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

About this Abstract. Meeting, Materials Science & Technology 2013. Symposium, Continuous Improvement of Academic Programs (and Satisfying ABET Along ...

478

Energy Savings by Cell Design Improvements  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Mar 3, 2011 ... Aluminum Reduction Technology: Energy Savings by Cell Design Improvements Sponsored by: The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society, ...

479

Alternative Fuels Data Center: Light-Duty Vehicle Data Collection Methods  

Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center (EERE)

Data Collection Methods to someone by E-mail Data Collection Methods to someone by E-mail Share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Light-Duty Vehicle Data Collection Methods on Facebook Tweet about Alternative Fuels Data Center: Light-Duty Vehicle Data Collection Methods on Twitter Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Light-Duty Vehicle Data Collection Methods on Google Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Light-Duty Vehicle Data Collection Methods on Delicious Rank Alternative Fuels Data Center: Light-Duty Vehicle Data Collection Methods on Digg Find More places to share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Light-Duty Vehicle Data Collection Methods on AddThis.com... Light-Duty Vehicle Data Collection Methods To maintain the Light-Duty Vehicle Search tool, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) gathers vehicle specifications, photos, and

480

An approach for exploring code improving transformations  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Although code transformations are routinely applied to improve the performance of programs for both scalar and parallel machines, the properties of code-improving transformations are not well understood. In this article we present a framework that enables ... Keywords: automatic generation of optimizers, code-improving transformations, enabling and disabling of optimizations, parallelizing transformations, specification of program optimizations

Deborah L. Whitfield; Mary Lou Soffa

1997-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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481

Photovoltaic concentrator module improvements study  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This report presents results of a project to design and fabricate an improved photovoltaic concentrator module. Using previous work as a baseline, this study conducted analyses and testing to select major module components and design features. The lens parquet and concentrator solar cell were selected from the highest performing, available components. A single 185X point-focus module was fabricated by the project team and tested at Sandia. Major module characteristics include a 6 by 4 compression-molded acrylic lens parquet (0.737 m{sup 2} area), twenty-four 0.2 ohms-cm, FZ, p-Si solar cells (1.56 cm{sup 2} area) soldered to ceramic substrates and copper heat spreaders, and an aluminized steel housing with corrugated bottom. This project marked the first attempt to use prismatic covers on solar cells in a high-concentration, point-focus application. Cells with 15 percent metallization were obtained, but problems with the fabrication and placement of prismatic covers on these cells lead to the decision not to use covers in the prototype module. Cell assembly fabrication, module fabrication, and module optical design activities are presented here. Test results are also presented for bare cells, cell assemblies, and module. At operating conditions of 981 watts/m{sup 2} DNI and an estimated cell temperature of 65{degrees}C, the module demonstrated an efficiency of 13.9 percent prior to stressed environmental exposure. 12 refs., 56 figs., 7 tabs.

Levy, S.L.; Kerschen, K.A. (Black and Veatch, Kansas City, MO (United States)); Hutchison, G. (Solar Kinetics, Inc., Dallas, TX (United States)); Nowlan, M.J. (Spire Corp., Bedford, MA (United States))

1991-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

482

Gasification Product Improvement Facility status  

SciTech Connect

The objective of the Gasification Product Improvement Facility (GPIF) project is to provide a test site to support early commercialization of the Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle (IGCC) technology. The design of this facility will by based on PyGas{trademark}, a patented air blown fixed bed gasification process. The GPIF will be capable of processing run-of-mine high swelling coals that comprise 87% of all Eastern US coals. The GPIF project is expected to deliver a gasifier design that will satisfy the criteria for good process performance and cost effectiveness. The PyGas{trademark} process was conceived to handle high swelling coals, crack tars, and reduce ammonia and trace metal emissions. The GPIF program will generate useful scale up data. Initially, the PyGas{trademark}-IGCC systems will be offered as modular units for the repowering markets which will reduce the financial burden on utilities in comparison to large plants. In addition, modular designs will also reduce the plant construction schedules.

Carson, R.D.; Sadowski, R.S.; Skinner, W.H. [CRS Sirrine Engineers, Inc., Greenville, SC (United States); Dixit, V.B.; Lisauskas, R.A. [Riley Stoker Corp., Worcester, MA (United States); Johnson, S.A. [PSI Technology Co., Andover, MA (United States). PowerServe Div.

1994-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

483

OPSAID improvements and capabilities report.  

SciTech Connect

Process Control System (PCS) and Industrial Control System (ICS) security is critical to our national security. But there are a number of technological, economic, and educational impediments to PCS owners implementing effective security on their systems. Sandia National Laboratories has performed the research and development of the OPSAID (Open PCS Security Architecture for Interoperable Design), a project sponsored by the US Department of Energy Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability (DOE/OE), to address this issue. OPSAID is an open-source architecture for PCS/ICS security that provides a design basis for vendors to build add-on security devices for legacy systems, while providing a path forward for the development of inherently-secure PCS elements in the future. Using standardized hardware, a proof-of-concept prototype system was also developed. This report describes the improvements and capabilities that have been added to OPSAID since an initial report was released. Testing and validation of this architecture has been conducted in another project, Lemnos Interoperable Security Project, sponsored by DOE/OE and managed by the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL).

Halbgewachs, Ronald D.; Chavez, Adrian R.

2011-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

484

An Improved Cluster Richness Estimator  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Minimizing the scatter between cluster mass and accessible observables is an important goal for cluster cosmology. In this work, we introduce a new matched filter richness estimator, and test its performance using the maxBCG cluster catalog. Our new estimator significantly reduces the variance in the L{sub X}-richness relation, from {sigma}{sub lnL{sub X}}{sup 2} = (0.86 {+-} 0.02){sup 2} to {sigma}{sub lnL{sub X}}{sup 2} = (0.69 {+-} 0.02){sup 2}. Relative to the maxBCG richness estimate, it also removes the strong redshift dependence of the richness scaling relations, and is significantly more robust to photometric and redshift errors. These improvements are largely due to our more sophisticated treatment of galaxy color data. We also demonstrate the scatter in the L{sub X}-richness relation depends on the aperture used to estimate cluster richness, and introduce a novel approach for optimizing said aperture which can be easily generalized to other mass tracers.

Rozo, Eduardo; /Ohio State U.; Rykoff, Eli S.; /UC, Santa Barbara; Koester, Benjamin P.; /Chicago U. /KICP, Chicago; McKay, Timothy; /Michigan U.; Hao, Jiangang; /Michigan U.; Evrard, August; /Michigan U.; Wechsler, Risa H.; /SLAC; Hansen, Sarah; /Chicago U. /KICP, Chicago; Sheldon, Erin; /New York U.; Johnston, David; /Houston U.; Becker, Matthew R.; /Chicago U. /KICP, Chicago; Annis, James T.; /Fermilab; Bleem, Lindsey; /Chicago U.; Scranton, Ryan; /Pittsburgh U.

2009-08-03T23:59:59.000Z

485

Method to improve superconductor cable  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A method is disclosed of making a stranded su