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Public Law 104-134, the Debt Collection Improvement Act of 1996 |  

Office of Environmental Management (EM)

AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul(Summary) "of Energy Power Systems Engineering Research and DevelopmentDepartment of EnergyPublicDepartment of

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Senior Debt Fastball Presentation  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Plenary III: Project Finance and Investment Senior Debt Fastball Presentation Phillip Thomas, Senior Vice President of Commercial Lending, Heartland Bank

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Data Collection for Improved Cold Temperature Thermal Modeling  

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

FY Data Collection for Improved Cold Temperature Thermal Modeling This presentation does not contain any proprietary, confidential, or otherwise restricted information Forrest...

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Data Collection for Improved Cold Temperature Thermal Modeling...  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

More Documents & Publications Data Collection for Improved Cold Temperature Thermal Modeling Energy Management Strategies for Fast Battery Temperature Rise and Engine...

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Slow Moving Debt Crises  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

What circumstances or policies leave sovereign borrowers at the mercy of self-fulfilling increases in interest rates? To answer this question, we study the dynamics of debt and interest rates in a model where default is ...

Lorenzoni, Guido

2013-06-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Using Public Participation to Improve MELs Energy Data Collection  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Miscellaneous Electric Loads (MELs) have proliferated in the last decade, and comprise an increasing share of building energy consumption. Because of the diversity of MELs and our lack of understanding about how people use them, large-scale data collection is needed to inform meaningful energy reduction strategies. Traditional methods of data collection, however, usually incur high labor and metering equipment expenses. As an alternative, this paper investigates the feasibility of crowdsourcing data collection to satisfy at least part of the data collection needs with acceptable accuracy. This study assessed the reliability and accuracy of crowdsourced data, by recruiting over 20 volunteers (from the 2012 Lawrence Berkeley Lab, Open House event) to test our crowdsourcing protocol. The protocol asked volunteers to perform the following tasks for three test products with increasing complexity - record power meter and product characteristics, identify all power settings available, and report the measured power. Based on our collected data and analysis, we concluded that volunteers performed reasonably well for devices with functionalities with which they are familiar, and might not produce highly accurate field measurements for complex devices. Accuracy will likely improve when participants are measuring the power used by devices in their home which they know how to operate, by providing more specific instructions including instructional videos. When integrated with existing programs such as the Home Energy Saver tool, crowdsourcing data collection from individual homeowners has the potential to generate a substantial amount of information about MELs energy use in homes.

Cheung, Iris (Hoi Ying) [Hoi Ying; Kloss, Margarita; Brown, Rich; Meier, Alan

2014-03-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Using Public Participation to Improve MELs Energy Data Collection  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Miscellaneous and electronic loads (MELs) comprise an increasing share of building energy consumption. Large-scale data collection is needed to inform meaningful energy reduction strategies because of the diversity of MELs and our lack of understanding about how people use them. Traditional methods of data collection, however, usually incur high labor and metering equipment expenses. As an alternative, this paper investigates the feasibility of crowdsourcing data collection to satisfy at least part of the data collection needs with acceptable accuracy. We assessed the reliability and accuracy of crowd-sourced data by recruiting 18 volunteers and testing our crowdsourcing protocol. The protocol asked volunteers to perform measurement tasks for three MELs devices of increasing complexity 1) record power meter and MELs product characteristics, 2) identify and measure all power modes available, and 3) report the measured power. Volunteers performed reasonably well for devices with functionalities with which they were familiar, but many could not correctly identify all available power modes in complex devices. Accuracy may improve when participants measure the power used by familiar devices in their home, or by providing more specific instructions, e.g. videos. Furthermore, crowdsourcing data collection from individual homeowners has the potential to generate valuable information about MELs energy use in homes when integrated with existing programs such as Home Energy Saver and Building America.

Kloss, Margarita; Cheung, Iris [Hoi; Brown, Richard; Meier, Alan

2014-08-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Flue gas conditioning for improved particle collection in electrostatic precipitators  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

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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Columbia Generating Station debt options for rate relief - November...  

Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

extending about 350 million of existing Columbia Generating Station debt to 2024 to the Energy Northwest Audit, Legal and Finance Committee (www.bpa.govcorporateFinanceDebt...

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Loans for Refinancing Debt (New York)  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

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 to the assets’ viability. The program has a high...

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Michigan Technological University Debt Service Obligations  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Michigan Technological University Debt Service Obligations As of June 30, 2013 Current LT Series) Refunding of 2003 & 2004 Fixed Rate Bond Issues SDC Ice Plant and Partial Roof of SDC Total

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Project Information Form Project Title Innovative Data Collection to Improve Transit Service Assessment  

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(s) and Amounts Provided (by each agency or organization) DOT - $102,971.57 Total Project Cost $102,971.57 AgencyProject Information Form Project Title Innovative Data Collection to Improve Transit Service of Research Project Mobile information technology will be used to compare travel behavior of populations

California at Davis, University of

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The Cryogenic Dark Matter Search: First 5-Tower Data and Improved Understanding of Ionization Collection  

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The Cryogenic Dark Matter Search (CDMS) is searching for Weakly Interacting Massive Particles (WIMPs) with cryogenic particle detectors. These detectors have the ability to discriminate between nuclear recoil candidate and electron recoil background events by collecting both phonon and ionization energy from recoils in the detector crystals. The CDMS-II experiment has completed analysis of the first data runs with 30 semiconductor detectors at the Soudan Underground Laboratory, resulting in a world leading WIMP-nucleon spin-independent cross section limit for WIMP masses above 44 GeV/c{sup 2}. As CDMS aims to achieve greater WIMP sensitivity, it is necessary to increase the detector mass and discrimination between signal and background events. Incomplete ionization collection results in the largest background in the CDMS detectors as this causes electron recoil background interactions to appear as false candidate events. Two primary causes of incomplete ionization collection are surface and bulk trapping. Recent work has been focused on reducing surface trapping through the modification of fabrication methods for future detectors. Analyzing data taken with test devices has shown that hydrogen passivation of the amorphous silicon blocking layer worsens surface trapping. Additional data has shown that the iron-ion implantation used to lower the critical temperature of the tungsten transition-edge sensors causes a degradation of the ionization collection. Using selective implantation on future detectors may improve ionization collection for events near the phonon side detector surface. Bulk trapping is minimized by neutralizing ionized lattice impurities. Detector investigations at testing facilities and in situ at the experimental site have provided methods to optimize the neutralization process and monitor running conditions to maintain full ionization collection. This work details my contribution to the 5-tower data taking, monitoring, and analysis effort as well as the SuperCDMS detector development with the focus on monitoring and improving ionization collection in the detectors.

Bailey, Catherine N.; /Case Western Reserve U.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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ORIGINAL PAPER Extinction debt in naturally contracting mountain  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

of meadow habitat, resulting in an extinction debt. In contrast, abundance of herb-feeding moths and species conservation. Extinction debt refers to the number of extant specialist species of a habitat expected to become al. 2010; Bommarco et al. 2014). However, while some groups of species experience extinction debt

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

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

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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Financing Solar PV at Government Sites with PPAs and Public Debt...  

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

Solar PV at Government Sites with PPAs and Public Debt Overview of financing solar photovoltaics at government sties with power purchase agreements and public debt. Author:...

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The Cost of Debt Jules H. van Binsbergen  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

§ This version: January 2008 Abstract We estimate firm-specific cost of corporate debt functions for thousands of debt benefit curves. By integrating the area between the benefit and cost functions we estimate in capital structure policies by studying the signs of estimated slope coefficients for factors such as firm

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Numerical Methods for the Valuation of Synthetic Collateralized Debt Obligations  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Numerical Methods for the Valuation of Synthetic Collateralized Debt Obligations by Xiaofang Ma Methods for the Valuation of Synthetic Collateralized Debt Obligations Xiaofang Ma Doctor of Philosophy methods for synthetic CDO valuation are presented. iii #12;Acknowledgements Although many people have

Toronto, University of

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Balancing biodiversity in a changing environment: extinction debt,  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Balancing biodiversity in a changing environment: extinction debt, immigration credit and species Dynamics Species immigration and extinction are the dominant forces underlying changes in species diversity environmental change. The model incorporates lags in extinction and immigration, which lead to extinction debt

Sax, Dov

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

SciTech Connect (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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Debt bad, surplus good, right? Not necessarily, economists say  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

agree that the U.S. has a high amount of debt relative to its gross domestic product and must do percent under George H.W. Bush and 84 percent under George W. Bush. President Obama has overseen another

Belogay, Eugene A.

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Debt dependency, debt relief, and macroeconomic policies: how does the structure of external and domestic debt affect the well being of a country?s citizenry?  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

; Walton and Ragin, 1990; Dixon and Boswell, 1996; Firebaugh, 1996) on the growth and development of Third World Countries. This research primarily examines the relationship between external debt held by multilateral development institutions...) findings demonstrate that over urbanization, measured as the residuals of urbanization regressed on GNP per capita (Bradshaw, 1987), is one of the primary causes of Third World protests against austerity programs. 11 Neoclassical Economic Theory...

Burns, Jackie Rene

2005-02-17T23:59:59.000Z

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Statistical Mechanics of Money, Income, Debt, and Energy Consumption  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Statistical Mechanics of Money, Income, Debt, and Energy Consumption Physics Colloquium Presented in financial markets. Globally, data analysis of energy consumption per capita around the world shows@american.edu Similarly to the probability distribution of energy in physics, the probability distribution of money among

Hill, Wendell T.

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Collection from Current and Former Employees for Indebtedness to the United States  

Broader source: Directives, Delegations, and Requirements [Office of Management (MA)]

To prescribe the policy and procedures for collecting debts owed by current and former Department of Energy (DOE) and National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) employees to the United States Government. Cancels DOE 2200.2B.

2003-09-26T23:59:59.000Z

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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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Cloud Detection with MODIS, Part I: Improvements in the MODIS Cloud Mask for Collection 5 *Richard A. Frey, Steven A. Ackerman, Yinghui Liu, Kathleen I. Strabala, Hong Zhang,  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Cloud Detection with MODIS, Part I: Improvements in the MODIS Cloud Mask for Collection 5 *Richard.frey@ssec.wisc.edu August 2007 #12;ABSTRACT Significant improvements have been made to the MODIS cloud mask (MOD35 and MYD35 to the 3.9-12 m and 11-12 m cloud tests. More non-MODIS ancillary input data has been added. Land and sea

Sheridan, Jennifer

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Redesigning and improving the efficiency of bus transit networks using automatically collected data : the case of Gipuzkoa, Spain  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Transit agencies around the world are adopting Automatically Data Collection Systems (ADCS) to carry out standard tasks in the management of their networks. Many of these agencies have taken further steps in the use of ...

Gutiérrez de Quevedo Aguerrebere, Carlos

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Finance is just another word for other people's debts an interview with David Graeber  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

an anthropologist. Notes 1. David Graeber, Debt: The FirstMelville House, 2011). 2. David Graeber, Direct Action: AnAK Press, 2009). 3. David Graeber, Toward an Anthropological

Appel, HC

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Flue gas conditioning for improved particle collection in electrostatic precipitators. Quarterly technical report, October 1--December 31, 1993  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The initial pilot-scale testing of two additives was completed at CONSOL`s research coal combustor. The results and conclusions from this test series and subsequent analysis of the data are presented in this report. Table 1 summarizes the conditions tested. During the tests, the research combustor was firing a medium-sulfur coal. The combustor had recently been retrofitted with low-NOx burners for a DOE Clean Coal test program. Operation of the low-NOx burners required a reduced flow rate in the combustor, resulting in lower flow and velocity in the ESP. A comprehensive baseline condition was tested, followed by initial screening runs for several additives. It was discovered that the flyash exhibited properties characteristic of a high-resistivity ash. In-situ measurements at the ESP inlet confirmed that the resistivity was in the 10{sup 10} -- 10{sup 12} ohm-cm range. In addition, the ESP plate rappers were not able to remove ash buildup on the first section during normal operation. Power off rapping was periodically required to fully clean the plates; this is a clear indication of high-resistivity conditions. Since the major benefit of ESP additives will be to reduce reentrainment at low to midrange resistivity, this operating condition was undesirable for performance testing. It was decided to continue the program with SO{sub 3} conditioning of the flue gas to reduce particle resistivity. It was also decided to operate with two rather than three electrical fields energized. By reducing the ESP collection area, it was hoped that it would be easier to measure changes in ESP performance and to see an immediate indication of the effectiveness Of SO{sub 3} conditioning. The ESP was reconfigured with two electrical sections energized and SO{sub 3} conditioning at a rate of approximately 20 ppM. An additional baseline was run, followed by extended tests with two additives referred to in this report as Additive ``C`` and Additive ``D.``

Durham, M.D.; Baldrey, K.E.

1994-01-12T23:59:59.000Z

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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 (OSTI)

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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Final Report for "Improved Representations of Cloud Microphysics for Model and Remote Sensing Evaluation using Data Collected during ISDAC, TWP-ICE and RACORO  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

We were funded by ASR to use data collected during ISDAC and TWP-ICE to evaluate models with a variety of temporal and spatial scales, to evaluate ground-based remote sensing retrievals and to develop cloud parameterizations with the end goal of improving the modeling of cloud processes and properties and their impact on atmospheric radiation. In particular, we proposed to: 1) Calculate distributions of microphysical properties observed in arctic stratus during ISDAC for initializing and evaluating LES and GCMs, and for developing parameterizations of effective particle sizes, mean fall velocities, and mean single-scattering properties for such models; 2) Improve representations of particle sizes, fall velocities and scattering properties for tropical and arctic cirrus using TWP-ICE, ISDAC and M-PACE data, and to determine the contributions that small ice crystals, with maximum dimensions D less than 50 ?m, make to mass and radiative properties; 3) Study fundamental interactions between clouds and radiation by improving representations of small quasi-spherical particles and their scattering properties. We were additionally funded 1-year by ASR to use RACORO data to develop an integrated product of cloud microphysical properties. We accomplished all of our goals.

McFarquhar, Greg M. [University of Illinois] University of Illinois

2003-06-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Debt Capacity and Optimal Capital Structure for Privately-Financed Infrastructure Projects  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

productivity, profitability, and private sector capital formation. He estimated, for example, that a 1 effective utilization of resources, when compared with the more flexible and cost conscious private sectorDebt Capacity and Optimal Capital Structure for Privately-Financed Infrastructure Projects

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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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International financial crises, term structure of foreign debt and monetary policy in open economies  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

...................................................19 II.2.4.2 Assumption on R ..................................................20 II.3 Types of Equilibria.......................................................................20 II.3.1 Overview of Equilibria with No Crises... Short-term Debt Is More Expensive ( 120102 r )................................61 II.5.1.4 Summary of Vulnerability to Bank Runs.............62 II.5.2 When Do International Creditors Stop Lending to Domestic Banks...

Caliskan, Ahmet

2006-08-16T23:59:59.000Z

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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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Forecasting Mexican imports of U.S. corn, sorghum and soybeans under free trade and debt reduction scenarios  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

INFORMATION Mexican External Debt and Structural Adjustment U. S. - Mexico Agricultural Trade Commodity Specific Factors LITERATURE REVIEW Economic Integration and the Welfare Impacts of a FTA Modeling Methods METHOD OF ANALYSIS AND DATA Description... BACKGROUND INFORMATION To analyze corn, sorghum and soybean trade it is useful to outline several background factors. First, Mexican external debt and its impact on U. S. -Mexican agricultural trade will be discussed. Second, U. S. -Mexican agricultural...

Lyford, Conrad Power

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Student Loan Debt Management O V E R V I E WO V E R V I E WO V E R V I E WO V E R V I E W  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

forgiven remains a taxable income Extended Repayment Plans Unconsolidated debt must be at least $30 000Unconsolidated debt must be at least $30,000 Consolidation loans start at $7,500 · *Based on $25,500 Subsidized

Kammen, Daniel M.

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The Collective.  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

?? This thesis project investigates different ways of collective living. It offers a different perspective towards the human-environment relationship and the ways in which we… (more)

Mehrin, Nazanin

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

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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Collection understanding  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

overview of the proposed architecture. Digital Image Collections DBMS CGI Ambient Slide Show Variably Gridded Thumbnails SERVER Streaming Collage CLIENT Figure 1. System overview. Figure 2 gives a high...

Chang, Michelle T.

2004-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Debt Optimization  

Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr MayAtmospheric Optical Depth7-1D: Vegetation Proposed Newcatalyst phasesData Files Data Files 1 EIADeadline for

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Improved aethalometer  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An improved aethalometer having a single light source and a single light detector and two light paths from the light source to the light detector. A quartz fiber filter is inserted in the device, the filter having a collection area in one light path and a reference area in the other light path. A gas flow path through the aethalometer housing allows ambient air to flow through the collection area of the filter so that aerosol particles can be collected on the filter. A rotating disk with an opening therethrough allows light for the light source to pass alternately through the two light paths. The voltage output of the detector is applied to a VCO and the VCO pulses for light transmission separately through the two light paths, are counted and compared to determine the absorption coefficient of the collected aerosol particles. 5 figs.

Hansen, A.D.

1988-01-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Economies of size and other factors influencing costs and returns on major U.S. crop farms with implications for debt repayment capacity  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

ECONOFIIES OF STEP AND OTHER PACTOP+ INFIUENCII1C COSTS AND RETUPoNS ON ILK. IOR U. S. CROP FARMS NITH IMPLICATIONS FOR DEBT REPAYMENT CAPACITY A Thesis Sandra Kay McDonald Submitted to the Graduate Col. lege of Texas A&M University.... S. Crop Farms with Implications For Debt Repayment Capacity (August 1978) Sandra Kay McDonald, B. S. , Texas A&M University Chairman of Advisory Committee: Peter J. Barry This study analyzes several classification variables, including , co...

McDonald, Sandra Kay

1978-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An analysis of the effects of farm size and tenure upon debt repayment capacity of farmers in the Coastal Bend Area of Texas  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

AN ANALYSIS OF THE EFFECTS OF FARM SIZE AND ~ UPON DEBT REPAYMENT CAPACITY OF FAHMEM IN THE COASTAL REND AREA OF ~ A Thesis by MD. LUTFOR RAHMAE Submitted to the Graduate College of the Texas AM University in partial fulfillment... of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE August 1966 Major Subject: Agricultural Economics AN ANALYSIS OF THE EFFECTS OF FARM SIZE AND TENURE% UPON DEBT REPA~ CAPACITY OF FARMERS IN THE COASTAL BEND AREA OF ~ A Thesis by MD. LUTFOR RAHMAN...

Rahman, Md. Lutfor

1966-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The results of a world-wide study on yield improvement are presented. Die yields col-lected from 21 fabs are transformed via a logit formula and compared. The die yields and  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

-aided manufacturing practices and statistical process control practices in addition to commonly cited practices improvement rates of the fabs are compared, and manufacturing yield improve- ment practices are evaluated such as particle control and advanced manufacturing technology. #12;Introduction The results of a world-wide study

California at Berkeley, University of

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TNA Data Collection Tool  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

The TNA Data Collection Tool Instructions provides guidance on how to complete 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.

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Utility Data Collection Service  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Presentation covers the utility data collection service and is given at the FUPWG 2006 Spring meeting, held on May 3-4, 2006 in Atlanta, Georgia.

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UESC Data Collection Update  

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

Collection Template: Agency Facility State Utility Contract Type Contract Term Task OrderDeliver y Order Award Date Completion Date Energy Conservation Measures Implemented In...

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Funding Opportunity Announcement for Wind Forecasting Improvement...  

Office of Environmental Management (EM)

to improved forecasts, system operators and industry professionals can ensure that wind turbines will operate at their maximum potential. Data collected during this field...

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Upcoming Funding Opportunity for Wind Forecasting Improvement...  

Office of Environmental Management (EM)

to improved forecasts, system operators and industry professionals can ensure that wind turbines will operate at their maximum potential. Data collected during this field...

52

UESC Data Collection Update  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Presentation—given at the April 2012 Federal Utility Partnership Working Group (FUPWG) meeting—provides an overview of utility energy service contract (UESC) data collection, including what is needed, how to submit data, and why it is important.

53

Improving Traveler Information and Collecting Behavior Data with Smartphones  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

processing data from mobile technologies. [108] Y. Asakura,at the intersection of mobile technology and transportation.smartphones and mobile technology have lead to far reaching

Jariyasunant, Jerald

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Data Collection for Improved Cold Temperature Thermal Modeling...  

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

be generalized to other temperatures - Methodology uses response surface and empirical data-fitting techniques - Techniques result in simplified general models Cold Ambient...

55

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

56

Hydraulic Fracturing Data Collection Tools Improve Environmental Reporting,  

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

AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul(Summary) "ofEarly Career Scientists'Montana.ProgramJulietip sheetK-4In 2013Department ofThis brieftheEnergyMonitoring,

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Data Collection for Improved Cold Temperature Thermal Modeling and Strategy  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Delicious Rank EERE:YearRound-UpHeat Pump Models | Department1 Prepared by:DTE Energy VideoDark

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Data Collection for Improved Cold Temperature Thermal Modeling | Department  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Delicious Rank EERE:YearRound-UpHeat Pump Models | Department1 Prepared by:DTE Energy VideoDarkof Energy Modeling

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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

60

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. 7 figs.

French, P.D.

1996-06-11T23:59:59.000Z

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61

Sebastian Collected Issue 1  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

.1 F r r r r SEBASTIAN r COLLECTED r 1 r r r [ r r r DOG-HOUSE r PRESS r r r r r V0> P [PI ipi SEBASTIAN COLLECTED 1 DEDICATION As always, to friends past, present and future - with fond memories of blue carbons... exactly how it all started, you know, I'd probably swear blind I waswearing a blue shirt and you'd say it was a green one, that kind of thing. As for how those bloody worry beads come into it, well, thasswayout of my orbit, mate." He was grinning...

Sebastian

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Process Modeling for Process Improvement A Process Conformance Approach  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Process Modeling for Process Improvement - A Process Conformance Approach Sigurd Thunem September processes. In order to improve these processes, knowledge about them is necessary. To support process improve- ment the organization should collect process data, transform process data into knowledge

63

ROTCH LIBRARY COLLECTIONS  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

ROTCH LIBRARY QUIET STUDY STUDY CARREL STUDY CARREL FOLIOS QUIET STUDY A-H 6 PAMPHLETS J-NA4999 ARE HERE *RESTROOMS ARE LOCATED OUTSIDE OF LIBRARY 2 QUIET STUDY MICROFICHE/ MICROFILM STUDY CARREL STUDY/Microfilm Pamphlets Public Computers Quiet Study Reference Collection Restrooms - outside of library Scanner, Copier

64

ROTCH LIBRARY COLLECTIONS  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

ROTCH LIBRARY QUIET STUDY STUDY CARREL STUDY CARREL FOLIOS QUIET STUDY A-H 6 PAMPHLETS J-NA4999 ARE HERE *RESTROOMS ARE LOCATED OUTSIDE OF LIBRARY 2 QUIET STUDY MICROFICHE/ MICROFILM STUDY CARREL STUDY/Microfilm Pamphlets Public Computers Quiet Study Reference Collection Restrooms - outside of library Rotch Visual

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Information Collection Management Program  

Broader source: Directives, Delegations, and Requirements [Office of Management (MA)]

This Order sets forth DOE requirements and responsibilities for implementing the information collection management provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 and the Office of Management and Budgets implementing regulation Controlling Paperwork Burdens on the Public, as contained in 5 CFR 1320. No cancellation.

2006-10-11T23:59:59.000Z

66

Sustainability Bulletin Clothing Collection  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Sustainability Bulletin April 2014 #12;Upcoming Clothing Collection March 3-April 14 Hunter Lovins on Wednesday, April 23rd from 11am-2pm brought to you by EAP and the Office of Environmental Sustainability will be in the Campus Center Ballroom to highlight other aspects of well-being such as health, nutrition, sustainability

Kidd, William S. F.

67

Burnett Collection / Frank Burnett (collector)  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Burnett Collection / Frank Burnett (collector) Last revised September 2010 University of British;Collection Description Burnett Collection / Frank Burnett (collector). ­ 1927-1944. 6.5 cm of textual records

Handy, Todd C.

68

Collective network routing  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

Disclosed are a unified method and apparatus to classify, route, and process injected data packets into a network so as to belong to a plurality of logical networks, each implementing a specific flow of data on top of a common physical network. The method allows to locally identify collectives of packets for local processing, such as the computation of the sum, difference, maximum, minimum, or other logical operations among the identified packet collective. Packets are injected together with a class-attribute and an opcode attribute. Network routers, employing the described method, use the packet attributes to look-up the class-specific route information from a local route table, which contains the local incoming and outgoing directions as part of the specifically implemented global data flow of the particular virtual network.

Hoenicke, Dirk

2014-12-02T23:59:59.000Z

69

Kraith Collected Issue 6  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

fans, there will be no new Kraith stories. For more information on how we feel about fanzines in general, please turn to "Editors are Ghouls and Cannibals". Kraith Collected continues, with this issue, it's long established policy of publishing a... new volume at least two years later than we promised. Enjoy. (~ "- Carol Lynn December 18, 1980 EDITING: Carol Lynn, Deborah Goldstein TYPING: T'Pat, Deborah Goldstein, Carol Lynn, Michelle Barney LAYOUT: Carol Lynn, Deborah Goldstein, Fred...

Lichtenberg, Jacqueline; Multiple Contributors

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

70

Kraith Collected Issue 1  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

very much you have wanted Kraith tc be collected. Now, we may all thank our editors, publishers, and devoted Kraith Creators for making this volume avail~ble. , However, due to the size of the Kraith Series, and due to the fact that the Series isn...'t think that was too cutie-cute . Ruth liked the idea and the convention was establ ished. However, as I fini shed MISSION, L began to realize that it wasn It possible to say izia few words enough to tie down my whole concept of what VUlcans~ .. 1...

Lichtenberg, Jacqueline; Multiple Contributors

1974-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

71

Collection of ions  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

The apparatus and method provide an improved technique for detecting ions as the area from which ions are attracted to a detector is increased, consequently increasing the number of ions detected. This is achieved by providing the outer electrodes of the detector connected to the electrical potential, together with alternate intermediate electrodes. The other intermediate electrodes and preferably the housing are grounded. The technique renders such detection techniques more sensitive and gives them a lower threshold at which they can function.

Orr, Christopher Henry (Calderbridge, GB); Luff, Craig Janson (Calderbridge, GB); Dockray, Thomas (Calderbridge, GB); Macarthur, Duncan Whittemore (Los Alamos, NM); Bounds, John Alan (Los Alamos, NM); Koster, James E. (Los Alamos, NM)

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

72

COLLECTIONS Community History Collection/Anacostia Community Museum  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

, and other items. Most photographs have positive identification; all have extensive contextual information-Patterson Collection to the museum's permanent collection. The collection of neighborhood and family history materials is comprised of two binders containing approximately 100 photographs, 50 ephemeral materials, letters

Mathis, Wayne N.

73

E-Print Network 3.0 - automatic data collection systems Sample...  

Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

system is a ... Source: Manchester, University of - School of Computer Science, Advanced Interfaces Group Collection: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences 69 Improving...

74

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

75

Binghamton University Libraries Special Collections  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Yaqui Copper Company Yerba Maté Tea Company (American-Brazilian Trading Company) Green died January 16Binghamton University Libraries Special Collections The George E. Green Letter Collection, 1900-1916 Finding Aid created 2010 Macarry Pobanz, Student Assistant, Special Collections #12;The George E. Green

Suzuki, Masatsugu

76

Houghton Library Collection Development Guidelines  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

astronomy Maps and travel books Donald & Mary Hyde Collection of Dr. Samuel Johnson and Early Modern Books and Manuscripts (1600-1800) The Donald & Mary Hyde Collection of Dr. Samuel Johnson and Early Modern Books fiction Music Samuel Johnson and his circle Houghton collected authors, such as Cervantes, Donne

Liu, X. Shirley

77

Collection Management Policy Executive Summary  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Collection Development Budget Allocation 1.4 Responsibility for Collection Development within the Library 2 Management 3.1 Locations and Availability of Material 3.1.1 Heavy Demand 3.1.2 Closed access and remote - Collection Maintenance and Evaluation 4.1 De-Selection of Materials #12;4.1.1 Criteria for Retention

Levi, Ran

78

Corps Improvement  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

to mitigate environmental impacts of the proj- ect. The Corps? Fort Worth District and the City of Dallas are using an innovative approach to return floodplain value to the Trinity River, while improving flood damage reduction. Big Fossil Creek Watershed... The Big Fossil Watershed Study will address flood damage reduction, while identifying associated water quality, ecosystem restoration and recreational opportunities within the basin. The watershed is located in northern Tarrant County, encompasses 73...

Wythe, Kathy

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

79

Geothermal: Sponsored by OSTI -- Microhole arrays for improved...  

Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)

Microhole arrays for improved heat mining from enhanced geothermal systems Geothermal Technologies Legacy Collection HelpFAQ | Site Map | Contact Us HomeBasic Search About...

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CHAPTER 1. COLLECTIVE PLASMA PHENOMENA 1 Collective Plasma  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

CHAPTER 1. COLLECTIVE PLASMA PHENOMENA 1 Chapter 1 Collective Plasma Phenomena The properties of a medium are determined by the microscopic processes in it. In a plasma the microscopic processes is actually limited to a distance of order the Debye length in a plasma. On length scales longer than

Callen, James D.

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81

Methods and Materials Sample Collection  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

collections for 7July-4 August 1961 survey. .. PACIFIC OCEAN . $lGH9 . . ~ ...56' 170· tS5- BE RI NG SEA ~ Ala

82

EM Launches Comprehensive Flickr Collection  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

WASHINGTON, D.C. – EM recently established an EM Flickr Collection, which organizes over 1,100 photos from around the EM complex.

83

Collective Memory Transfers for Multi-Core Chips  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Future performance improvements for microprocessors have shifted from clock frequency scaling towards increases in on-chip parallelism. Performance improvements for a wide variety of parallel applications require domain-decomposition of data arrays from a contiguous arrangement in memory to a tiled layout for on-chip L1 data caches and scratchpads. How- ever, DRAM performance suffers under the non-streaming access patterns generated by many independent cores. We propose collective memory scheduling (CMS) that actively takes control of collective memory transfers such that requests arrive in a sequential and predictable fashion to the memory controller. CMS uses the hierarchically tiled arrays formal- ism to compactly express collective operations, which greatly improves programmability over conventional prefetch or list- DMA approaches. CMS reduces application execution time by up to 32% and DRAM read power by 2.2×, compared to a baseline DMA architecture such as STI Cell.

Michelogiannakis, George; Williams, Alexander; Shalf, John

2013-11-13T23:59:59.000Z

84

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 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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Collective neutrino oscillations in supernovae  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

In a dense neutrino medium neutrinos can experience collective flavor transformation through the neutrino-neutrino forward scattering. In this talk we present some basic features of collective neutrino flavor transformation in the context in core-collapse supernovae. We also give some qualitative arguments for why and when this interesting phenomenon may occur and how it may affect supernova nucleosynthesis.

Duan, Huaiyu [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131 (United States)

2014-06-24T23:59:59.000Z

87

Classification Schemes for Collection Mediation  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

of the author. #12;Abstract Work domain analysis and work centered design is a new approach to designClassification Schemes for Collection Mediation: Work Centered Design and Cognitive Work Analysis science. #12;Classification Schemes for Collection Mediation: Cognitive Work Analysis and Work Centered

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Collective network for computer structures  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A system and method for enabling high-speed, low-latency global collective communications among interconnected processing nodes. The global collective network optimally enables collective reduction operations to be performed during parallel algorithm operations executing in a computer structure having a plurality of the interconnected processing nodes. Router devices are included that interconnect the nodes of the network via links to facilitate performance of low-latency global processing operations at nodes of the virtual network. The global collective network may be configured to provide global barrier and interrupt functionality in asynchronous or synchronized manner. When implemented in a massively-parallel supercomputing structure, the global collective network is physically and logically partitionable according to the needs of a processing algorithm.

Blumrich, Matthias A; Coteus, Paul W; Chen, Dong; Gara, Alan; Giampapa, Mark E; Heidelberger, Philip; Hoenicke, Dirk; Takken, Todd E; Steinmacher-Burow, Burkhard D; Vranas, Pavlos M

2014-01-07T23:59:59.000Z

89

Collective network for computer structures  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A system and method for enabling high-speed, low-latency global collective communications among interconnected processing nodes. The global collective network optimally enables collective reduction operations to be performed during parallel algorithm operations executing in a computer structure having a plurality of the interconnected processing nodes. Router devices ate included that interconnect the nodes of the network via links to facilitate performance of low-latency global processing operations at nodes of the virtual network and class structures. The global collective network may be configured to provide global barrier and interrupt functionality in asynchronous or synchronized manner. When implemented in a massively-parallel supercomputing structure, the global collective network is physically and logically partitionable according to needs of a processing algorithm.

Blumrich, Matthias A. (Ridgefield, CT); Coteus, Paul W. (Yorktown Heights, NY); Chen, Dong (Croton On Hudson, NY); Gara, Alan (Mount Kisco, NY); Giampapa, Mark E. (Irvington, NY); Heidelberger, Philip (Cortlandt Manor, NY); Hoenicke, Dirk (Ossining, NY); Takken, Todd E. (Brewster, NY); Steinmacher-Burow, Burkhard D. (Wernau, DE); Vranas, Pavlos M. (Bedford Hills, NY)

2011-08-16T23:59:59.000Z

90

Faris Committee Collection / Gordon Selman (collector)  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Faris Committee Collection / Gordon Selman (collector) Compiled by Erwin Wodarczak (2004) Revised) #12;Collection Description Faris Committee Collection / Gordon Selman (collector). ­ March

Handy, Todd C.

91

ELECTROSTATICALLY ENHANCED BARRIER FILTER COLLECTION  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

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

92

Labour Relations Research Collection / Mark Thompson (collector)  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Labour Relations Research Collection / Mark Thompson (collector) Compiled by Erwin Wodarczak (2004 of Contents Collection Description o Title / Dates of Creation / Physical Description o Collector catalogue) #12;Collection Description Labour Relations Research Collection / Mark Thompson (collector

Handy, Todd C.

93

Data collection for groundwater study  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Supporting data for a recent groundwater study at Fermilab are collected together in one document, and are described in the context of how they were obtained and how they were used in the study.

Wehmann, A.A.; Malensek, A.J.; Elwyn, A.J.; Moss, K.J.; Kesich, P.M.

1993-11-30T23:59:59.000Z

94

APEC Inquiry Collection (various collectors)  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

APEC Inquiry Collection (various collectors) Compiled by Jennifer Pecho (2008) University (various collectors). ­ 1997-2001. 6.45 m of textual records and other materials.. Background In 1997

Handy, Todd C.

95

Evidence on Financial Globalization and Crisis: Geographic/Bilateral External Balance Sheets  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

maturity of more than one year). They are collected by country and record purchases by foreigners from US residents and sales by foreigners to US residents of US assets (equity, US Treasury debt, US government agency debt and US corporate bonds) and foreign... term debt and short term debt. Long term and short term debt are disaggregated further into Treasury, agency and corporate debt. Information goes back to 1974, but until 2001 only data on long term securities were collected. The Bundesbank external...

Sá, Filipa

2010-08-03T23:59:59.000Z

96

Collections  

Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr MayAtmospheric Optical Depth7-1D: Vegetation Proposed New SubstationClean Communities ofCellulosic(SNfactory) | DOE Dataat

97

Improving School Governance | 1 Improving School Governance  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Improving School Governance | 1 Improving School Governance A Recommended Code of Governance for Schools: A flexible framework for strategic planning October 2012 Pilot version 1 #12;Improving School Governance | 2 #12;Improving School Governance | 3 This pilot version of the Recommended Code of Governance

Rambaut, Andrew

98

Collective thermoelectrophoresis of charged colloids  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Thermally driven colloidal transport is, to a large extent, due to the thermoelectric or Seebeck effect of the charged solution.We show that, contrary to the generally adopted single-particle picture, the transport coefficient depends on the colloidal concentration. For solutions that are dilute in the hydrodynamic sense, collective effects may significantly affect the thermophoretic mobility. Our results provide an explanation for recent experimental observations on polyelectrolytes and charged particles and suggest that for charged colloids collective behavior is the rule rather than the exception.

Arghya Majee; Alois Würger

2014-01-29T23:59:59.000Z

99

Powder collection apparatus/method  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

Device for separating and collecting ultrafine atomized powder from the gas stream of a gas atomizing apparatus comprises a housing having an interior wall oriented at an angle relative to horizontal so as to form a downwardly converging, conical expansion chamber, an inlet conduit communicated to the expansion chamber proximate an upper region thereof for receiving the gas stream, and an outlet proximate a lower region of the expansion chamber. The inlet conduit is oriented at a compound inclined angle (with respect to horizontal) selected to promote separation and collection of powder from the gas stream in the expansion chamber. The compound angle comprises a first entrance angle that is greater than the angle of repose of the powder on the housing interior wall such that any powder accumulation in the inlet conduit tends to flow down the wall toward the outlet. The second angle is selected generally equal to the angle of the housing interior wall measured from the same horizontal plane so as to direct the gas stream into the expansion chamber generally tangent to the housing interior wall to establish a downward swirling gas stream flow in the expansion chamber. A powder collection container is communicated to the outlet of the expansion chamber to collect the powder for further processing. 4 figures.

Anderson, I.E.; Terpstra, R.L.; Moore, J.A.

1994-01-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Information Collection Management | Department of Energy  

Office of Environmental Management (EM)

Information Collection RequestsPRA (PDF) DOE Order 200.2 Information Collection Management Program - To set forth the Department of Energy (DOE) requirements and...

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101

Advances in understanding solar energy collection materials  

Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

Understanding solar energy collection materials Advances in understanding solar energy collection materials A LANL team and collaborators have made advances in the understanding of...

102

Focused synthetic aperture radar processing of ice-sounder data collected over the Greenland ice sheet  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

We developed a synthetic aperture radar (SAR) processing algorithm for airborne/spaceborne ice-sounding radar systems and applied it to data collected in Greenland. By using focused SAR (phase-corrected coherent averaging), we improved along...

Legarsky, J.; Gogineni, Sivaprasad; Akins, T. L.

2001-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

103

W E R E ' S THEMANAGEMENT IN COLLECTIONS MANAGEMENT? Planning for Improved Care, Greater Use, and Growth of Collections  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

LA GESTION EN LA ADMINISTRACIONDE LAS COLECCIONES? La necesidad urgente de documentar y proteger la de un sistema asociado de perfiles de colecciones; 2) establecimiento de un indice de salud de la mCtodo de medir la calidad de las colecciones; y 5) uso de 10s informes de impacto de colecciones

Mathis, Wayne N.

104

PMGR_COLLECTIVE V1.0  

Energy Science and Technology Software Center (OSTI)

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

105

Milestone Plan Process Improvement  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

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...

106

Improving the Image, Identity, and Reputation of Urban School Systems  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

This collective qualitative case study explores the ways American urban school districts engage in image management and reputation building activities to sustain their on-going organizational improvement efforts and maintain public support...

Stockwell, Robert R.

2011-08-08T23:59:59.000Z

107

Devices for collecting chemical compounds  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

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

108

BIKE INFRASTRUCTURES Collecting knowledge of biking behavior  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

collection #12;2 A&D FILES ISSN: 1603-6204 VOLUME 51 TITEL Collecting knowledge of biking behavior into three sections (3 x 70 respondents, i.e. 210 respondents in total) ­ each section following the same

Hansen, René Rydhof

109

Ya ri a bsod Collection 13  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

This collection contains fourteen songs collected in the grasslands of Amdo (northeast Tibet) in the area where Sichuan, Gansu, and Qinghai provinces meet. The songs represent various genres, and were all composed by Ya ri a bsod, an itinerant bard...

Sha bo don 'grub rdo rje; Skal dbang skyid

110

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

111

Chinese Canadian Research Collection / Edgar Wickberg (collector)  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Chinese Canadian Research Collection / Edgar Wickberg (collector) Compiled by Christopher Hives Canadian Research Collection / Edgar Wickberg (collector). ­ 1885-1979, 1984-1996. 7.53 m of textual

Handy, Todd C.

112

Home Energy Score Data Collection Sheet  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Input sheet for qualified assessors to collect data for input into the Home Energy Scoring Tool for evaluation.

113

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

2011-06-30T23:59:59.000Z

114

Environmental Activism as Collective Action Key words: Environmental activism, environmental behavior, collective action,  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Environmental Activism as Collective Action Key words: Environmental activism, environmental behavior, collective action, environmentalism, collective interest model. Mark Lubell Department The literature on environmental activism has failed to produce a model of individual decision- making explicitly

Lubell, Mark

115

Decentralized Swarming by Robot CollectivesDecentralized Swarming by Robot Collectives Research Goal  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Cooperative Robots Buildings Surveillance Application Arenas: Entertainment Industry Medical Nanobots ChangeDecentralized Swarming by Robot CollectivesDecentralized Swarming by Robot Collectives Research Goal: Develop a framework for decentralized swarming by robot collectives using artificial potential

Krovi, Venkat

116

marchand@cui.unige.ch Collection Guiding  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

marchand@cui.unige.ch Collection Guiding: Multimedia Collection Browsing and Visualization Stéphane Marchand-Maillet Viper ­ CVML ­ University of Geneva marchand@cui.unige.ch http://viper.unige.ch marchand Perspectives marchand@cui.unige.ch © http://viper.unige.ch ­ December 2004 3 Collection Guiding: Browsing

Genève, Université de

117

Canadian Unity Collection / Charles Connaghan (collector)  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Canadian Unity Collection / Charles Connaghan (collector) University of British Columbia Archives Collector's Biographical Sketch o Scope and Content o Notes Series Descriptions o Council for Canadian) #12;Collection Description Canadian Unity Collection. - 1975-1980 39 cm of textual records. Collector

Handy, Todd C.

118

Lamb Research Collection / W. Kaye Lamb (collector)  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Lamb Research Collection / W. Kaye Lamb (collector) Compiled by Jane Turner (1990) Revised by Erwin Collection Description o Title / Dates of Creation / Physical Description o Collector's Biographical Sketch o Collection. - 1959-1991. 1.3 m of textual records. 90 maps and charts. 26 microfilm reels. Collector

Handy, Todd C.

119

Day of Concern Collection / Ture Erickson (collector)  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Day of Concern Collection / Ture Erickson (collector) Last revised October 2011 University;Collection Description Day of Concern collection / Ture Erickson (collector). ­ 1984. 6.5 cm of textual records. Collector's Biographical Sketch Born in New Westminster, Ture Erickson became Head of Sedgewick

Handy, Todd C.

120

UBC Performing Arts Collection / UBC Archives (collector)  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

UBC Performing Arts Collection / UBC Archives (collector) Compiled by Erwin Wodarczak (2011) Last Description o Title / Dates of Creation / Physical Description o Collector's Administrative History o;Collection Description UBC Performing Arts Collection / UBC Archives (collector). ­ 1936-2011. 24 cm

Handy, Todd C.

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121

Emissions from US waste collection vehicles  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Highlights: ? Life-cycle emissions for alternative fuel technologies. ? Fuel consumption of alternative fuels for waste collection vehicles. ? Actual driving cycle of waste collection vehicles. ? Diesel-fueled waste collection vehicle emissions. - Abstract: This research is an in-depth environmental analysis of potential alternative fuel technologies for waste collection vehicles. Life-cycle emissions, cost, fuel and energy consumption were evaluated for a wide range of fossil and bio-fuel technologies. Emission factors were calculated for a typical waste collection driving cycle as well as constant speed. In brief, natural gas waste collection vehicles (compressed and liquid) fueled with North-American natural gas had 6–10% higher well-to-wheel (WTW) greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions relative to diesel-fueled vehicles; however the pump-to-wheel (PTW) GHG emissions of natural gas waste collection vehicles averaged 6% less than diesel-fueled vehicles. Landfill gas had about 80% lower WTW GHG emissions relative to diesel. Biodiesel waste collection vehicles had between 12% and 75% lower WTW GHG emissions relative to diesel depending on the fuel source and the blend. In 2011, natural gas waste collection vehicles had the lowest fuel cost per collection vehicle kilometer travel. Finally, the actual driving cycle of waste collection vehicles consists of repetitive stops and starts during waste collection; this generates more emissions than constant speed driving.

Maimoun, Mousa A., E-mail: mousamaimoun@gmail.com [Department of Civil, Environmental, and Construction Engineering, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL (United States); Reinhart, Debra R. [Department of Civil, Environmental, and Construction Engineering, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL (United States); Gammoh, Fatina T. [Quality Department, Airport International Group, Amman (Jordan); McCauley Bush, Pamela [Department of Industrial Engineering and Management Systems, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL (United States)

2013-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

122

COLLECTIVE AGREEMENT THE UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

COLLECTIVE AGREEMENT Between THE UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA and CANADIAN UNION OF PUBLIC OF BRITISH COLUMBIA #12;COLLECTIVE AGREEMENT Between THE UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA and CANADIAN UNION) THE UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA #12;COLLECTIVE AGREEMENT Between THE UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA

Michelson, David G.

123

Collective Behavior of Coupled Chaotic Maps  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

The collective behavior of a coupled map lattice having {\\it unbounded} chaotic local dynamics is investigated through the properties of its mean field. The presence of unstable periodic orbits in the local maps determines the emergence of nontrivial collective behavior. Windows of collective period-two states are found in parameter space.

M. G. Cosenza

1995-07-21T23:59:59.000Z

124

Economic Improvement Districts (Indiana)  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

A legislative body may adopt an ordinance establishing an economic improvement district and an Economic Improvement Board to manage development in a respective district. The Board can choose to...

125

Apparatus for solar energy collection  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The disclosure is directed to an apparatus for collecting solar energy. A housing is provided with an open top, and a solar radiation-transmissive cover is removably mounted on the top of the housing. A plurality of elongated open-ended troughs are mounted side-by-side in the housing, the troughs having reflective inner surfaces. A fluid-carrying tube system is provided, and has a plurality of branches which respectively extend along each trough near the bottom thereof. A pair of end panel assemblies are mounted in the housing at opposing ends of the row of troughs and form the ends of the troughs. Each of the end panel assemblies includes adjacent elongated upper and lower end panels which are removably coupled to each other and have a common elongated edge. The surface of each of the upper end panels which faces the troughs is reflective of solar radiation. Preferably, the surface of each of the lower end panels which faces the troughs is also reflective of solar energy. In accordance with a feature of the disclosed apparatus, each of the upper and lower end panels has a semicircular aperture at the common edge so as to form a circular aperture at about the lateral center of each trough. The fluid tube branches extend through the apertures of one of the end panel assemblies. A plurality of elongated cylindrical evacuated tubes are provided, each having a hollow core proportioned to fit over a respective branch of the fluid-carrying tube system. The opposing ends of each evacuated tube are supported in the apertures of the end panel assembly of the respective trough.

Ford, R.

1981-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

126

Improving Lives. Improving Texas. Agency Strategic Plan  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

. Williams Administration Building 7101 TAMU September 2009 College Station, TX 77843-7101 Phone: 979. In the context of this broad mission, the priorities for Extension education are: Ensure a sustainable and management. Build local capacity for economic development in Texas communities. Improve the health

127

UESC Status Data Collection and Analysis  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Presentation covers the UESC status data collection and analysis, and is given at the Spring 2010 Federal Utility Partnership Working Group (FUPWG) meeting in Providence, Rhode Island.

128

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

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

(Lead) Christina "Chris" Rouleau Phone: 301-903-6227 Email: Christina.Rouleau@hq.doe.gov Information Collection Management Program (Lead) Deidra "Dee Dee" Wilkinson Phone:...

129

International House Collection / William Black (collector)  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

International House Collection / William Black (collector) Revised by Erwin Wodarczak (2010 (collector). ­ 1950-1953. 45 p. of textual records. Biographical Sketch Born in London, England, William

Handy, Todd C.

130

International House Collection / Stanley Read (collector)  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

International House Collection / Stanley Read (collector) Revised by Erwin Wodarczak (2010 (collector). - 1953-1955. 2 cm of textual records. Biographical Sketch Born in Quebec, Stanley Read earned

Handy, Todd C.

131

Improved solid aerosol generator  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An improved solid aerosol generator used to produce a gas borne stream of dry, solid particles of predetermined size and concentration. The improved solid aerosol generator nebulizes a feed solution of known concentration with a flow of preheated gas and dries the resultant wet heated aerosol in a grounded, conical heating chamber, achieving high recovery and flow rates. 2 figs.

Prescott, D.S.; Schober, R.K.; Beller, J.

1988-07-19T23:59:59.000Z

132

Supplementary Information ISI Data Collection Appendix  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Supplementary Information ISI Data Collection Appendix We collected reports from which relative a measure along with transparent calculation procedures. We searched the online databases ISI Web explicitly. Negative ISI values were set to zero in the main text analyses. A histogram of unmodified ISI

Igic, Boris

133

UBC Subject File Collection / UBC Archives (collector)  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

UBC Subject File Collection / UBC Archives (collector) Compiled by Max Steiner (2005) Revised Description o Title / Dates of Creation / Physical Description o Collector's Biographical Sketch o Scope Files Collection / UBC Archives (collector). ­ 1915-2000. 10.8 m of textual materials. Collector

Handy, Todd C.

134

EMPLOYMENT INFORMATION AND DATA COLLECTION ISSUES  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

EMPLOYMENT INFORMATION AND DATA COLLECTION ISSUES Data Management Group Joint Program .................................................................................... 16 #12;Employment Information and Data Collection Issues ii Table of Figures Table 1 ­ Person use of the municipal property assessment file as a starting source of employer information. The key

Toronto, University of

135

Household batteries: Evaluation of collection methods  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

While it is difficult to prove that a specific material is causing contamination in a landfill, tests have been conducted at waste-to-energy facilities that indicate that household batteries contribute significant amounts of heavy metals to both air emissions and ash residue. Hennepin County, MN, used a dual approach for developing and implementing a special household battery collection. Alternative collection methods were examined; test collections were conducted. The second phase examined operating and disposal policy issues. This report describes the results of the grant project, moving from a broad examination of the construction and content of batteries, to a description of the pilot collection programs, and ending with a discussion of variables affecting the cost and operation of a comprehensive battery collection program. Three out-of-state companies (PA, NY) were found that accept spent batteries; difficulties in reclaiming household batteries are discussed.

Seeberger, D.A.

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

136

Household batteries: Evaluation of collection methods  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

While it is difficult to prove that a specific material is causing contamination in a landfill, tests have been conducted at waste-to-energy facilities that indicate that household batteries contribute significant amounts of heavy metals to both air emissions and ash residue. Hennepin County, MN, used a dual approach for developing and implementing a special household battery collection. Alternative collection methods were examined; test collections were conducted. The second phase examined operating and disposal policy issues. This report describes the results of the grant project, moving from a broad examination of the construction and content of batteries, to a description of the pilot collection programs, and ending with a discussion of variables affecting the cost and operation of a comprehensive battery collection program. Three out-of-state companies (PA, NY) were found that accept spent batteries; difficulties in reclaiming household batteries are discussed.

Seeberger, D.A.

1992-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

137

NW-MILO Acoustic Data Collection  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

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

138

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

139

UBC Undergraduate Student Examination Collection / UBC Library (collector)  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

UBC Undergraduate Student Examination Collection / UBC Library (collector) Compiled by Christopher) #12;Collection Description UBC Undergraduate Student Examination Collection / UBC Library (collector

Handy, Todd C.

140

Data-driven Techniques for Improving Data Collection in Low-resource Environments  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

A. Manoharan, and A. Paepcke, “Ecopod: a mobile tool forin the speed of entry, Ecopod [83] generated type-ahead

Chen, Kuang

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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141

Significantly improved charge-collection efficiencies result from a general chemical approach to synthesizing photocathodes.  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

as photocathodes for p-type semiconductor-sensitized solar cells. Compared to dye-sensitized NiO photocathodes for photoelectrochemical solar cells. Key Result Compared to dye-sensitized NiO photocathodes, the CdS-sensitized Ni coupled to a dye-sensitized photoanode, could significantly increase overall solar conversion efficiency

142

Data report for elemental analysis of IMPROVE samples collected during JANUARY, FEBRUARY AND MARCH 2005  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

(Na-Zr and Pb) using an energy dispersive X-ray fluorescence systems (XRF). Two XRF systems, the resolution of the Si(Li) detectors in the XRF systems is frequently checked using an Fe-55 source. Results samples. Three new calibrations were performed on the XRF-Cu system to account for modifications

Fischer, Emily V.

143

Data report for elemental analysis of IMPROVE samples collected during JANUARY, FEBRUARY AND MARCH 2005  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

(Na-Zr and Pb) using anenergy dispersive X-ray fluorescence systems (XRF). Two XRF systems, the resolution of the Si(Li) [detectors in the Mo-anode XRF systems] is frequently checked using an Fe-55 source samples. Three new calibrations were performed on the XRF-Cu system to account for modifications

Fischer, Emily V.

144

Data report for elemental analysis of IMPROVE samples collected during OCTOBER, NOVEMBER, DECEMBER 2005  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

(XRF) with a Cu-anode system, most elements from 27 to 40 (Ni-Zr) and 82 (Pb) by XRF with a Mo introduced in the XRF analysis of October - December 2005 samples. One was the placing into operation (considered qualitative only) and Al to Fe are reported from an XRF system with a Cu-anode grounded X-ray tube

Fischer, Emily V.

145

Bayer improves collection of clinical trial data with help from IBM  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

in its pipeline. Paper chase The pharmaceutical industry is finding it increasingly difficult to develop in 1899, his employer, the dye-maker Bayer, became the world's first pharmaceutical firm. Today, Bayer is the fact that most pharmaceutical companies still use paper-based processes for recording patient data

146

Jumpstarting a Project Through Internal Collaboration: Improving Access to Library Collections  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

was somewhat independent work in the past, it now would require adoption of standard procedures and more cooperation across the organization because of the new technologies that standards would require. Encoded Archival Description, or EAD Document Type... staff were responsible for the selection of materials and DI staff partnered with them to develop procedures for creating digital files. Store ? IT technicians located storage and server space. Discover ? Web services staff and librarians and DI staff...

Mercer, Holly; Thiel, Sarah Goodwin

2007-02-21T23:59:59.000Z

147

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

148

Mammal Collections in the Western Hemisphere A Survey and Directory of Existing Collections  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

#12;Mammal Collections in the Western Hemisphere A Survey and Directory of Existing Collections.edu/~asm/). Corrections and additions to the directory should be sent to Mark Hafner (namark@unix1.sncc and Directory of Existing Collections Mark S. Hafner, William L. Gannon, Jorge Salazar-Bravo, and Sergio Ticul

149

Recent Improvements in DDT  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

This paper will report new developments and recent improvements to DDT. "Window DDT" now will remember undefined symbols and define them on a later command. Using sequence breaks, it can change the contents of memory while ...

Edwards, D.J.

1963-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

150

Financial Metrics Data Collection Protocol, Version 1.0  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

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

151

06241 Abstracts Collection Human Motion -Understanding, Modeling,  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

06241 Abstracts Collection Human Motion - Understanding, Modeling, Capture and Animation. 13th Summary Human Motion - Understanding, Modeling, Capture and Animation. 13th Workshop Reinhard Klette 06241 Human Motion - Understanding, Modeling, Capture and Animation. 13th Workshop "Theoretical

152

Underwater Data Collection Using Robotic Sensor Networks  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

We examine the problem of utilizing an autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) to collect data from an underwater sensor network. The sensors in the network are equipped with acoustic modems that provide noisy, range-limited ...

Hollinger, Geoffrey A.

153

Internal Benchmarking Outreach and Data Collection Techniques  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Technical Assistance Program (TAP) presentation at a TAP webinar held on April 11, 2013 and dealing with internal benchmarking outreach and data collection techniques.

154

Title: China Dimensions Data Collection Data Creator /  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Title: China Dimensions Data Collection Data Creator / Copyright Owner: Center for International holds wide range of natural science and socioeconomic research and educational activities of China. These databases are integrated with agricultural, land use, environmental, socioeconomic data to track China

155

ELECTRICITY AND NATURAL GAS DATA COLLECTION  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

CALIFORNIA ENERGY COMMISSION HISTORICAL ELECTRICITY AND NATURAL GAS DATA COLLECTION Formsand of Power Plants Semi-Annual Report ..................................... 44 CEC-1306D UDC Natural Gas Tolling Agreement Quarterly Report.......................... 46 i #12;Natural Gas Utilities and Retailers

156

UBC Video Collection / Raymond J. Hall (collector)  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

UBC Video Collection / Raymond J. Hall (collector) Compiled by Christopher Hives (2011) University / Physical Description Collector's Biographical Sketch Custodial History Scope and Content Item List (collector). - 1992-2002. 30 video recordings. Collector's Biographical Sketch Raymond Hall came to Vancouver

Handy, Todd C.

157

Financing Internal Benchmarking Outreach and Data Collection...  

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

Program March 28th, 2013 3 Agenda 1. Welcome & overview 2. Strategies for Outreach and Data Collection 3. In-depth resources from ENERGY STAR 4. On the ground with the State of...

158

COLLECTIVE AGREEMENT THE UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Between THE UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA and CANADIAN UNION OF PUBLIC EMPLOYEES Local 2278 September 1 __________________________________________________________________ THE UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA #12;COLLECTIVE AGREEMENT Between THE UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA

Michelson, David G.

159

Children's School February 2013 Water Aid Collection  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

, we are leading a collection of funds for Water Aid (www.wateraidamerica.org) to help poor communities in Africa, Asia, the Pacific region and Central America gain access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene

160

Improved Membrane Materials for PEM Fuel Cell Application  

SciTech Connect (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

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161

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

SciTech Connect (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

162

Improving steam turbine efficiency  

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This paper describes the condition of a significant number of fossil steam turbines operating in the United States and the maintenance practices used to improve their performance. Through the use of steam path audits conducted by the authors` company and by several utilities, a large data base of information on turbine heat rate, casing efficiency, and maintenance practices is available to help the power generation industry understand how different maintenance practices and steam path damage impact turbine performance. The data base reveals that turbine cycle heat rate is typically 5.23% poorer than design just prior to major outages. The degraded condition of steam turbines presents an opportunity for utilities to improve heat rate and reduce emissions without increasing fuel costs. The paper describes what losses typically contribute to the 5.23% heat rate degradation and how utilities can recover steam turbine performance through maintenance actions aimed at improving steam path efficiency.

Cioffi, D.H.; Mitchell, D.R.; Whitecar, S.C. [Encotech, Inc., Schenectady, NY (United States)

1995-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

163

ACCELERATED IMPROVEMENT A CONCENTRATED APPROACH  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

ACCELERATED IMPROVEMENT A CONCENTRATED APPROACH FOR CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT #12;Accelerated.quality.wisc.edu O F F I C E O F Q U A L I T Y I M P R O V E M E N T Accelerated Improvement This guide to improving resources. You will find helpful information needed to conduct an Accelerated Improvement project

Shapiro, Vadim

164

Collective dynamics of active filament complexes  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Networks of biofilaments are essential for the formation of cellular structures and they support various biological functions. Previous studies have largely investigated the collective dynamics of rod-like biofilaments; however, the shapes of actual subcelluar componensts are often more elaborate. In this study, we investigated an active object composed of two active filaments, which represents a progression from rod-like biofilaments to complex-shaped biofilaments. Specifically, we numerically assessed the collective behaviors of these active objects and observed several types of dynamics depending on the density and the angle of the two filaments as shape parameters of the object. Among the observed collective dynamics, moving density bands that we named 'moving smectic' are reported here for the first time. By using statistical analyses of the orbits of individual objects and the interactions among them, the mechanisms underlying the rise of these dynamics patterns in the system were determined. This study...

Nogucci, Hironobu

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

165

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

166

CAMPUS IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM 201420  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

(CIP) 2014­20? The Campus Improvement Program (CIP) is a concept proposal for the delivery of new-Darlington campus to 2020 through land uses and building envelopes. The CIP is not a proposal for the detailed design and construction of new buildings. See point 9. 2. What are the objectives of the CIP? The CIP

Viglas, Anastasios

167

A Guide to the Kansas Collection  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

i , th rough players of the Kansas City Monarchs baseball team to cowboys and sodhouses on the ranches of western Kansas . 7 MAPS AND ATLASES A large collection of historic maps traces impor tant changes th roughout the region. T h e location... of Kansas and the Grea t Plains region. T h e Kenne th Spencer Research Library, in which the Kansas Collection is located, is one of the few facilities in the region specially designed to give historical mate­ rials the safe env i ronment necessary...

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

168

Collecting and Using Condensate on Site  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Antonio Condensate Collection and Use Manual for Commercial Buildings. Pending publication) ESL-KT-13-12-43 CATEE 2013: Clean Air Through Energy Efficiency Conference, San Antonio, Texas Dec. 16-18 How Much Condensate? ESL-KT-13-12-43 CATEE 2013: Clean... Condensate Collection and Use Manual for Commercial Buildings. Pending publication) Measured Gallons 8 gpd per ton 0.3 gph per ton 0.1 gph per ton 0.6 gph per 1000 sq ft 0.5 gph per 1000 sq ft 10 gpd per 1000 sq ft 3 gpd per 1000 sq ft AWE Bryant & Ahmed...

Glawe, D.

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

169

Improve Boiler System Operations- Application of Statistical Process Control  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

FOR IMPROVEMENT SURVEY CUSTOMERS2. 3. SELECT PROJECT AGREE UPON REOUREMENTS4. WITH CUSTOMERS 5. DIAGRAM PROCESS FLOW 6. ANAlYSIS OF CAUSE & EFFECT 7. DEFINE PROCESS MEASURES 8. COLLECT AND ANALYZE DATA ON MEASURES 9. NPLEMENT CORRECTIVE ACTION 10. MONTOR...

Scarr, D.; Shea, D.

170

Improved measurements of the neutrino mixing angle ?[subscript 13] with the Double Chooz detector  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

The Double Chooz experiment presents improved measurements of the neutrino mixing angle ?[subscript 13] using the data collected in 467.90 live days from a detector positioned at an average distance of 1050 m from two ...

Conrad, Janet

171

COLLECTIVE AGREEMENT THE UNIVERSITY OF WINNIPEG  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

-New Year's Break 85 Proper Care of Research/Teaching Animals During a Strike or Lockout 87 Employment, lockouts, waste, avoidable expenses, and unnecessary delays. 1.2 While this Collective Agreement) The Employer shall not declare or cause a lockout of the Employees. ARTICLE 2 DEFINITION AND SCOPE 2.1 The term

Martin, Jeff

172

Managing renewable resources via Collective Intelligence  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Managing renewable resources via Collective Intelligence Brede, M., F. Boschetti, and D. Mc.Brede,Fabio.Boschetti,David.Mcdonald]@csiro.au Keywords: ABM, Game Theory, Resource Exploitation, Optimisation. EXTENDED ABSTRACT In a recent set of work, 2001; Wolpert et al, 2004) into resource management modelling. These tools were designed to minimise

Boschetti, Fabio

173

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

174

Environmental Data Collection Using Autonomous Wave Gliders  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Environmental Data Collection Using Autonomous Wave Gliders LCDR Kate Hermsdorfer Qing Wang model ­AIRMAR PB200 weather station Pressure, Temperature, Wind Speed and Direction 10 min averaged sea conditions Bulk flux estimates 2-D wave spectra Water temperature profile Autonomous

175

Criminology Programme Collection / Elmer "Kim" Nelson (collector)  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Criminology Programme Collection / Elmer "Kim" Nelson (collector) Compiled by Erwin Wodarczak (2007 of Creation / Physical Description o Collector's Biographical Sketch o Scope and Content o Notes Catalogue" Nelson (collector). - 1952-2007. 3 cm of textual materials. 1 audio cassette. Collector's Biographical

Handy, Todd C.

176

University Extension Collection / Graham A. Drew (collector)  

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University Extension Collection / Graham A. Drew (collector) Last revised October 2010 University / Physical Description o Collector's Biographical Sketch o Scope and Content o Note File List Catalogue. Drew (collector). ­ 1959-1982. 40 cm of textual records. ca. 100 photographs; prints and slides

Handy, Todd C.

177

Watson Thomson Research Collection / Michael Welton (collector)  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Watson Thomson Research Collection / Michael Welton (collector) Compiled by Christopher Hives (2007 of Creation / Physical Description o Collector's Biographical Sketch o Scope and Content o Notes Item List / Michael Welton (collector). ­ 1981-1982. 19 audio recordings. Collector's Biographical Sketch Michael

Handy, Todd C.

178

Sherwood Lett Collection / Reginald H. Roy (collector)  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Sherwood Lett Collection / Reginald H. Roy (collector) Compiled by Erwin Wodarczak (2012 of Creation / Physical Description o Collector's Biographical Sketch o Scope and Content o Notes Catalogue (collector). ­ 1964-1990. 3 cm of textual records. Collector's Biographical Sketch Reginald Roy was born

Handy, Todd C.

179

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

180

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

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181

Improving haul truck productivity  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The paper reviews developments in payload management and cycle times. These were discussed at a roundtable held at the Haulage and Loading 2007 conference held in May in Phoenix, AZ, USA. Several original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) explaind what their companies were doing to improve cycle times for trucks, shovels and excavators used in surface coal mining. Quotations are given from Dion Domaschenz of Liebherr and Steve Plott of Cat Global Mining. 4 figs.

Fiscor, S.

2007-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

182

Improving biofuel production | EMSL  

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183

Improving catalysts | EMSL  

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184

Infrastructure Improvements - SRSCRO  

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185

INTEGRATED SAFETY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM SAFETY CULTURE IMPROVEMENT INITIATIVE  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

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

186

Climate Change as a ‘Hard’ Case of Collective Responsibility   

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Climate change poses a challenge to moral philosophy. Because of the nature of the harms – brought about collectively, it seems like a case of collective responsibility1. But none of the existing theories of collective responsibility seem capable...

Seibokaite, Aiste

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

187

Cinema 16 Collection / A.C. Killip (collector)  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Cinema 16 Collection / A.C. Killip (collector) University of British Columbia Archives #12;Table;Collection Description Cinema 16 Collection / A.C. Killip (collector). ­ 1961-1970. 1.5 cm of textual records

Handy, Todd C.

188

Track 10: Feedback and Improvement  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

ISM Workshop Presentations Knoxville Convention Center, Knoxville, TN August 2009 Track 10: Feedback and Improvement

189

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

SciTech Connect (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

190

Data Collection Requirements for the Federal Funding Accounting...  

Office of Environmental Management (EM)

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

191

Commercial Building Energy Asset Score Data Collection Priority...  

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

Score Data Collection Priority Map Commercial Building Energy Asset Score Data Collection Priority Map the priority map provides assistance in prioritizing energ asset score data...

192

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

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

Heat Flow Database Expansion for NGDS Data Development, Collection and Maintenance (SMU) Heat Flow Database Expansion for NGDS Data Development, Collection and Maintenance (SMU)...

193

Understanding Collection-Related Losses in Organic Solar Cells...  

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Understanding Collection-Related Losses in Organic Solar Cells Home > Research > ANSER Research Highlights > Understanding Collection-Related Losses in Organic Solar Cells...

194

Karl Terzaghi Research Collection / Charles F. Ripley (collector)  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Karl Terzaghi Research Collection / Charles F. Ripley (collector) Compiled by Christopher Hives Karl Terzaghi Research Collection / Charles F. Ripley (collector). ­ 1912 1997. 1.31 m of textual

Handy, Todd C.

195

Probing Molecular Associations of Field-Collected and Laboratory...  

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Molecular Associations of Field-Collected and Laboratory-Generated SOA with Nano-DESI High-Resolution Mass Spectrometry. Probing Molecular Associations of Field-Collected and...

196

EPA-GHG Inventory Targeted Data Collection Strategies and Software...  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

EPA-GHG Inventory Targeted Data Collection Strategies and Software Tools (Redirected from US EPA GHG Inventory Targeted Data Collection Strategies and Software Tools) Jump to:...

197

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...

198

User Statistics Collection Practices Archives | U.S. DOE Office...  

Office of Science (SC) Website

a Glance User Resources User Statistics Policies and Processes Definition Designation Process User Statistics Collection Practices User Statistics Collection Practices Archives...

199

Petroleum Processing Efficiency Improvement  

SciTech Connect (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

200

Collective Deceleration: Toward a Compact Beam Dump  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

With the increasing development of laser accelerators, the electron energy is already beyond GeV and even higher in near future. Conventional beam dump based on ionization or radiation loss mechanism is cumbersome and costly, also has radiological hazards. We revisit the stopping power of high-energy charged particles in matter and discuss the associated problem of beam dump from the point of view of collective deceleration. The collective stopping length in an ionized gas can be several orders of magnitude shorter than the Bethe-Bloch and multiple electromagnetic cascades stopping length in solid. At the mean time, the tenuous density of the gas makes the radioactivation negligible. Such a compact and non-radioactivating beam dump works well for short and dense bunches, which is typically generated from laser wakefield accelerator.

Wu, H.-C.; /Munich, Max Planck Inst. Quantenopt.; Tajima, T.; Habs, D.; /Munich, Max Planck Inst. Quantenopt. /Munich U.; Chao, A.W.; /SLAC; Meyer-ter-Vehn, J.; /Munich, Max Planck Inst. Quantenopt.

2011-11-28T23:59:59.000Z

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201

Collective phase description of oscillatory convection  

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We formulate a theory for the collective phase description of oscillatory convection in Hele-Shaw cells. It enables us to describe the dynamics of the oscillatory convection by a single degree of freedom which we call the collective phase. The theory can be considered as a phase reduction method for limit-cycle solutions in infinite-dimensional dynamical systems, namely, stable time-periodic solutions to partial differential equations, representing the oscillatory convection. We derive the phase sensitivity function, which quantifies the phase response of the oscillatory convection to weak perturbations applied at each spatial point, and analyze the phase synchronization between two weakly coupled Hele-Shaw cells exhibiting oscillatory convection on the basis of the derived phase equations.

Kawamura, Yoji, E-mail: ykawamura@jamstec.go.jp [Institute for Research on Earth Evolution, Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology, Yokohama 236-0001 (Japan)] [Institute for Research on Earth Evolution, Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology, Yokohama 236-0001 (Japan); Nakao, Hiroya [Department of Mechanical and Environmental Informatics, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo 152-8552 (Japan)] [Department of Mechanical and Environmental Informatics, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo 152-8552 (Japan)

2013-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

202

Collective dynamics of active cytoskeletal networks  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Self organization mechanisms are essential for the cytoskeleton to adapt to the requirements of living cells. They rely on the intricate interplay of cytoskeletal filaments, crosslinking proteins and molecular motors. Here we present an in vitro minimal model system consisting of actin filaments, fascin and myosin-II filaments exhibiting pulsative collective long range dynamics. The reorganizations in the highly dynamic steady state of the active gel are characterized by alternating periods of runs and stalls resulting in a superdiffusive dynamics of the network's constituents. They are dominated by the complex competition of crosslinking molecules and motor filaments in the network: Collective dynamics are only observed if the relative strength of the binding of myosin-II filaments to the actin network allows exerting high enough forces to unbind actin/fascin crosslinks. The feedback between structure formation and dynamics can be resolved by combining these experiments with phenomenological simulations based on simple interaction rules.

Simone Köhler; Volker Schaller; Andreas R. Bausch

2011-05-23T23:59:59.000Z

203

Federal Register Notice: Proposed Agency Information Collection  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Federal Register Notice 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.

204

Federal Register Notice: Proposed Agency Information Collection  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Federal Register Notice 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.

205

Information Collection Management | Department of Energy  

Energy Savers [EERE]

AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Delicious RankCombustion |Energy UsageAUDITVehicles »Exchange Visitors HistoryHybrid WindInformation Collection

206

Data Collection and Mapping | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

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207

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

208

Optical selection and collection of DNA fragments  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

Optical selection and collection of DNA fragments. The present invention includes the optical selection and collection of large (>.mu.g) quantities of clonable, chromosome-specific DNA from a sample of chromosomes. Chromosome selection is based on selective, irreversible photoinactivation of unwanted chromosomal DNA. Although more general procedures may be envisioned, the invention is demonstrated by processing chromosomes in a conventional flow cytometry apparatus, but where no droplets are generated. All chromosomes in the sample are first stained with at least one fluorescent analytic dye and bonded to a photochemically active species which can render chromosomal DNA unclonable if activated. After passing through analyzing light beam(s), unwanted chromosomes are irradiated using light which is absorbed by the photochemically active species, thereby causing photoinactivation. As desired chromosomes pass this photoinactivation point, the inactivating light source is deflected by an optical modulator; hence, desired chromosomes are not photoinactivated and remain clonable. The selection and photoinactivation processes take place on a microsecond timescale. By eliminating droplet formation, chromosome selection rates 50 times greater than those possible with conventional chromosome sorters may be obtained. Thus, usable quantities of clonable DNA from any source thereof may be collected.

Roslaniec, Mary C. (Los Alamos, NM); Martin, John C. (Los Alamos, NM); Jett, James H. (Los Alamos, NM); Cram, L. Scott (Los Alamos, NM)

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

209

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

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Lake Improvement District Law and County Lake Improvement Program (Minnesota)  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Lake Improvement Districts may be established by county boards in order to “improve the quality of water in lakes; provide for reasonable assurance of water quantity in lakes, where feasible and...

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Quadrupole collective dynamics from energy density functionals: Collective Hamiltonian and the interacting boson model  

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Microscopic energy density functionals have become a standard tool for nuclear structure calculations, providing an accurate global description of nuclear ground states and collective excitations. For spectroscopic applications, this framework has to be extended to account for collective correlations related to restoration of symmetries broken by the static mean field, and for fluctuations of collective variables. In this paper, we compare two approaches to five-dimensional quadrupole dynamics: the collective Hamiltonian for quadrupole vibrations and rotations and the interacting boson model (IBM). The two models are compared in a study of the evolution of nonaxial shapes in Pt isotopes. Starting from the binding energy surfaces of {sup 192,194,196}Pt, calculated with a microscopic energy density functional, we analyze the resulting low-energy collective spectra obtained from the collective Hamiltonian, and the corresponding IBM Hamiltonian. The calculated excitation spectra and transition probabilities for the ground-state bands and the {gamma}-vibration bands are compared to the corresponding sequences of experimental states.

Nomura, K.; Vretenar, D. [Department of Physics, University of Tokyo, Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-0033 (Japan); Physics Department, Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb, 10000 Zagreb (Croatia); Niksic, T. [Physics Department, Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb, 10000 Zagreb (Croatia); Otsuka, T. [Department of Physics, University of Tokyo, Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-0033 (Japan); Center for Nuclear Study, University of Tokyo, Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-0033 (Japan); National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan 48824-1321 (United States); Shimizu, N. [Department of Physics, University of Tokyo, Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-0033 (Japan); Center for Nuclear Study, University of Tokyo, Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-0033 (Japan)

2011-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Methods and Technologies for Pedestrian and Bicycle Volume Data Collection  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

variety of methods and technologies for collecting bicyclistof six counting technologies. Counters were installed at

Proulx, Frank

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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IMPROVED PROCESSING OF THE CASIE SAR DATA Craig Stringham and David G. Long  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

collected for other CASIE sensors can be employed to improve the SAR image focus and calibration. The 160-aligned motion data enables better SAR image focusing and calibration. This paper summarizes how these estimatesIMPROVED PROCESSING OF THE CASIE SAR DATA Craig Stringham and David G. Long Microwave Earth Remote

Long, David G.

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Improved Lattice Radial Quantization  

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Lattice radial quantization was proposed in a recent paper by Brower, Fleming and Neuberger[1] as a nonperturbative method especially suited to numerically solve Euclidean conformal field theories. The lessons learned from the lattice radial quantization of the 3D Ising model on a longitudinal cylinder with 2D Icosahedral cross-section suggested the need for an improved discretization. We consider here the use of the Finite Element Methods(FEM) to descretize the universally-equivalent $\\phi^4$ Lagrangian on $\\mathbb R \\times \\mathbb S^2$. It is argued that this lattice regularization will approach the exact conformal theory at the Wilson-Fisher fixed point in the continuum. Numerical tests are underway to support this conjecture.

Richard C. Brower; Michael Cheng; George T. Fleming

2014-07-28T23:59:59.000Z

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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

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Regulatory Streamlining and Improvement  

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The Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission (IOGCC) engaged in numerous projects outlined under the scope of work discussed in the United States Department of Energy (DOE) grant number DE-FC26-04NT15456 awarded to the IOGCC. Numerous projects were completed that were extremely valuable to state oil and gas agencies as a result of work performed utilizing resources provided by the grant. There are numerous areas in which state agencies still need assistance. This additional assistance will need to be addressed under future scopes of work submitted annually to DOE's Project Officer for this grant. This report discusses the progress of the projects outlined under the grant scope of work for the 2005-2006 areas of interest, which are as follows: Area of Interest No. 1--Regulatory Streamlining and Improvement: This area of interest continues to support IOGCC's regulatory streamlining efforts that include the identification and elimination of unnecessary duplications of efforts between and among state and federal programs dealing with exploration and production on public lands. Area of Interest No. 2--Technology: This area of interest seeks to improve efficiency in states through the identification of technologies that can reduce costs. Area of Interest No. 3--Training and Education: This area of interest is vital to upgrading the skills of regulators and industry alike. Within the National Energy Policy, there are many appropriate training and education opportunities. Education was strongly endorsed by the President's National Energy Policy Development group. Acting through the governors offices, states are very effective conduits for the dissemination of energy education information. While the IOGCC favors the development of a comprehensive, long-term energy education plan, states are also supportive of immediate action on important concerns, such as energy prices, availability and conservation. Area of Interest No. 4--Resource Assessment and Development: This area of interest relates directly to helping maximize production of domestic oil and natural gas resources, including areas that are under explored or have not been adequately defined.

Mark A. Carl

2006-07-11T23:59:59.000Z

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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

Minnesota, University of

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Light Collection in Liquid Noble Gases  

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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

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Collective flow measured with the Plastic Ball  

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The experimental results from the Plastic Ball detector have contributed vastly to the understanding of the reaction mechanism of nuclear collisions at several hundred MeV per nucleon. The discovery of the collective flow phenomena (bounce-off of spectator fragments, side-splash in the reaction plane, and squeeze-out out of the reaction plane), as they were predicted by hydrodynamical models, has led to the experimental observation of compressed nuclear matter, which is a necessary condition before one can study the equation of state in detail and search for phase transitions at higher energies. 39 refs., 9 figs., 1 tab.

Ritter, H.G.; Gutbrod, H.H.; Kampert, K.H.; Kolb, B.; Poskanzer, A.M.; Schicker, R.; Schmidt, H.R.; Siemiarczuk, T.

1989-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Draft Sample Collection Instrument | Department of Energy  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

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Collective cell motion | Argonne National Laboratory  

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UESC Data Collection Template | Department of Energy  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

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Capital controls and external debt term structure  

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short-term bonds and one long-term bond offered by the domestic banks to international lenders. First I look at a simple model were international lending is modeled exogenously. I consider explicitly the maturity composition of capital inflows to a...

Al Zein, Eza Ghassan

2005-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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

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LFG recovery from a surface collection system  

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As part of a settlement agreement with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources to remediate the overfilling of their Phase II Landfill, the City of Ann Arbor (City), Michigan, was required to construct a cap which included a surface gas collection system. In 1992, the City became interested in exploring how effectively this system could collect LFG for use with electrical generators. The City of Ann Arbor began to research options for utilizing landfill gas generated at their municipal landfill as an energy resource in 1985. After the passage of Michigan Public Act 2 in 1989 which allowed Michigan`s two largest electric utilities to purchase at least 120 megawatts (MW) of electricity form waste-to-energy facilities at a higher price than from conventional sources, such a project became more feasible. In July 1992, the City entered into an {open_quotes}Agreement of Understanding{close_quotes} with Detroit Edison, the City`s electric supplier, and Landfill Energy Systems (LES), a company experienced in landfill gas to energy projects, to assist in analyzing the feasibility of a project for Ann Arbor. SCS Engineers (SCS) was retained by the City to perform a desktop study of the Landfill`s potential LFG production. The results of the study indicated that there may be enough gas to yield 1600 kilowatts (kW) of generation capacity through the year 2000.

Konkle, D.L. [Municipal Energy Coordinator, Ann Arbor, MI (United States); Gaunthier, S.P.; Seager, C.M. [and others

1995-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A NEW ELECTROSTATIC RADON PROGENY COLLECTION METHOD  

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A new method for collecting radon progeny was investigated that reduces particle concentration including radon progeny in indoor air without air movement. The LECA (for bge Electrostatically Charged-) system uses a high voltage source to charge the collector surfaces (e.g., furniture pieces were used) once they have been electrically isolated from ground by teflon film. When a piece was touched by the high voltage lead its entire surface immediately become charged to about 60 % of the line voltage regardless of its material makeup. By limiting the current to 250 ua no sparking or shock sensation was experienced when touching the charged wire or collector surfaces. Progeny collection efficiencies were measured for collector areas from 8.6 to 5 1.8 m2 and voltages from 2.5 to 9 KV in an 82 m3 test-room. The optimum LECA configuration tested reduced all particulate in the test-room including both the attached and unattached progeny by about 92%. BACKGROUND Lung cancer, the priiciple radon health effect, is not caused by the radon gas itself but by its progeny, especially by the smaller unattached progeny particles that can penetrate into the deep respiratory tract. Several researchers have investigated methods of reducing progeny in indoor air but most methods tried have been unsuccessful because of their inability to remove enough of those more hazardous unattached progeny.

John C. Dempsey; Rad Elec Inc; Darold M. Wobschall

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

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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)] [Battelle Columbus Labs., OH (United States)

1993-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Refines Efficiency Improvement  

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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

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CONFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT USING GELS  

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This report describes work performed during the third and final year of the project, ''Conformance Improvement Using Gels.'' Corefloods revealed throughput dependencies of permeability reduction by polymers and gels that were much more prolonged during oil flow than water flow. This behavior was explained using simple mobility ratio arguments. A model was developed that quantitatively fits the results and predicts ''clean up'' times for oil productivity when production wells are returned to service after application of a polymer or gel treatment. X-ray computed microtomography studies of gels in strongly water-wet Berea sandstone and strongly oil-wet porous polyethylene suggested that oil penetration through gel-filled pores occurs by a gel-dehydration mechanism, rather than gel-ripping or gel-displacement mechanisms. In contrast, analysis of data from the University of Kansas suggests that the gel-ripping or displacement mechanisms are more important in more permeable, strongly water-wet sandpacks. These findings help to explain why aqueous gels can reduce permeability to water more than to oil under different conditions. Since cement is the most commonly used material for water shutoff, we considered when gels are preferred over cements. Our analysis and experimental results indicated that cement cannot be expected to completely fill (top to bottom) a vertical fracture of any width, except near the wellbore. For vertical fractures with apertures less than 4 mm, the cement slurry will simply not penetrate very far into the fracture. For vertical fractures with apertures greater than 4 mm, the slurry may penetrate a substantial distance into the bottom part of the fracture. However, except near the wellbore, the upper part of the fracture will remain open due to gravity segregation. We compared various approaches to plugging fractures using gels, including (1) varying polymer content, (2) varying placement (extrusion) rate, (3) using partially formed gels, (4) using combinations of high and low molecular weight (Mw) polymers, (5) using secondary crosslinking reactions, (6) injecting un-hydrated polymer particles, and (7) incorporating particulates. All of these methods showed promise in some aspects, but required performance improvements in other aspects. All materials investigated to date showed significant performance variations with fracture width. High pressure gradients and limited distance of penetration are common problems in tight fractures. Gravity segregation and low resistance to breaching are common problems in wide fractures. These will be key issues to address in future work. Although gels can exhibit disproportionate permeability reduction in fractures, the levels of permeability reduction for oil flow are too high to allow practical exploitation in most circumstances. In contrast, disproportionate permeability reduction provided by gels that form in porous rock (adjacent to the fractures) has considerable potential in fractured systems.

Randall S. Seright

2004-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Diffractometer data collecting method and apparatus  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

Diffractometer data is collected without the use of a movable receiver. 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, an adjustable iris diaphragm is positioned in the path of the diffracted beam and the iris opening is adjusted to control the amount of the beam reaching the detector. 5 figures.

Steinmeyer, P.A.

1991-04-16T23:59:59.000Z

231

Solar energy concentrating and collecting arrangement  

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A solar energy concentrating and collecting arrangement is described comprising a generally upwardly facing concave generally partial cylindrical trough reflector fixedly positioned during operational reflection and having three radii, each radius forming an effective overall arc segment along the effective partial cylindrical length of the relector, the center of the radius of each radii lying on a respective axis line extending along the longitudinal extent of the partial cylindrical trough reflector, and a collector having a longitudinal extent extending along the length of the reflector and disposed in parallel spaced relation from the effective reflecting surface of the reflector and movable support means movably supporting the collector for movement transversely of its longitudinal extent across a portion of the arcuate width of the reflector to enable selected positioning of the collector at varied lateral positions across the width of the reflector as a function of sun angle of elevation for maximizing pickup of reflected solar energy from the operationally fixed position reflector.

Barr, I.R.

1986-07-29T23:59:59.000Z

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Diffractometer data collecting method and apparatus  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

Diffractometer data is collected without the use of a movable receiving s. 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, an adjustable iris diaphragm is positioned in the path of the diffracted beam and the iris opening is adjusted to control the amount of the beam reaching the detector.

Steinmeyer, Peter A. (Farmington, NM)

1991-04-16T23:59:59.000Z

233

CONFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT USING GELS  

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This report describes work performed during the second year of the project, ''Conformance Improvement Using Gels.'' The project has two objectives. The first objective is to identify gel compositions and conditions that substantially reduce flow through fractures that allow direct channeling between wells, while leaving secondary fractures open so that high fluid injection and production rates can be maintained. The second objective is to optimize treatments in fractured production wells, where the gel must reduce permeability to water much more than that to oil. Pore-level images from X-ray computed microtomography were re-examined for Berea sandstone and porous polyethylene. This analysis suggests that oil penetration through gel-filled pores occurs by a gel-dehydration mechanism, rather than a gel-ripping mechanism. This finding helps to explain why aqueous gels can reduce permeability to water more than to oil. We analyzed a Cr(III)-acetate-HPAM gel treatment in a production well in the Arbuckle formation. The availability of accurate pressure data before, during, and after the treatment was critical for the analysis. After the gel treatment, water productivity was fairly constant at about 20% of the pre-treatment value. However, oil productivity was stimulated by a factor of 18 immediately after the treatment. During the six months after the treatment, oil productivity gradually decreased to approach the pre-treatment value. To explain this behavior, we proposed that the fracture area open to oil flow was increased substantially by the gel treatment, followed by a gradual closing of the fractures during subsequent production. For a conventional Cr(III)-acetate-HPAM gel, the delay between gelant preparation and injection into a fracture impacts the placement, leakoff, and permeability reduction behavior. Formulations placed as partially formed gels showed relatively low pressure gradients during placement, and yet substantially reduced the flow capacity of fractures (with widths from 1 to 4 mm) during brine and oil flow after placement. Regardless of gel age before placement, very little gel washed out from the fractures during brine or oil flow. However, increased brine or oil flow rate and cyclic injection of oil and water significantly decreased the level of permeability reduction. A particular need exists for gels that can plug large apertures (e.g., wide fractures and vugs). Improved mechanical strength and stability were demonstrated (in 1- to 4-mm-wide fractures) for a gel that contained a combination of high- and low-molecular weight polymers. This gel reduced the flow capacity of 2- and 4-mm-wide fractures by 260,000. In a 1-mm-wide fracture, it withstood 26 psi/ft without allowing any brine flow through the fracture. Cr(III)-acetate-HPAM gels exhibited disproportionate permeability reduction in fractures. The effect was most pronounced when the gel was placed as gelant or partially formed gels. The effect occurred to a modest extent with concentrated gels and with gels that were ''fully formed'' when placed. The effect was not evident in tubes. We explored swelling polymers for plugging fractures. Polymer suspensions were quickly prepared and injected. In concept, the partially dissolved polymer would lodge and swell to plug the fracture. For three types of swelling polymers, behavior was promising. However, additional development is needed before their performance will be superior to that of conventional gels.

Randall S. Seright

2003-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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CONFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT USING GELS  

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This technical progress report describes work performed from September 1, 2003, through February 29, 2004, for the project, ''Conformance Improvement Using Gels.'' We examined the properties of several ''partially formed'' gels that were formulated with a combination of high and low molecular weight HPAM polymers. After placement in 4-mm-wide fractures, these gels required about 25 psi/ft for brine to breach the gel (the best performance to date in fractures this wide). After this breach, stabilized residual resistance factors decreased significantly with increased flow rate. Also, residual resistance factors were up to 9 times greater for water than for oil. Nevertheless, permeability reduction factors were substantial for both water and oil flow. Gel with 2.5% chopped fiberglass effectively plugged 4-mm-wide fractures if a 0.5-mm-wide constriction was present. The ability to screen-out at a constriction appears crucial for particulate incorporation to be useful in plugging fractures. In addition to fiberglass, we examined incorporation of polypropylene fibers into gels. Once dispersed in brine or gelant, the polypropylene fibers exhibited the least gravity segregation of any particulate that we have tested to date. In fractures with widths of at least 2 mm, 24-hr-old gels (0.5% high molecular weight HPAM) with 0.5% fiber did not exhibit progressive plugging during placement and showed extrusion pressure gradients similar to those of gels without the fiber. The presence of the fiber roughly doubled the gel's resistance to first breach by brine flow. The breaching pressure gradients were not as large as for gels made with high and low molecular weight polymers (mentioned above). However, their material requirements and costs (i.e., polymer and/or particulate concentrations) were substantially lower than for those gels. A partially formed gel made with 0.5% HPAM did not enter a 0.052-mm-wide fracture when applying a pressure gradient of 65 psi/ft. This result suggests a lower limit of fracture width for entry of formed or partially formed gels (when reasonable pressure gradients are applied). In unfractured porous rock, we investigated the time dependence of oil and water permeabilities during various cycles of oil and water injection after placement of a Cr(III)-acetate-HPAM gel. Permeability to water stabilized rapidly (within 1 pore volume, PV), while permeability to oil stabilized gradually over the course of 100 PV. The behavior was surprisingly insensitive to core material (strongly water-wet Berea sandstone and strongly oil-wet porous polyethylene), core permeability (740 to 10,000 md), and applied pressure gradient (10 to 100 psi/ft).

Randall S. Seright

2004-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

235

Data collection and management of a mobile sensor platform  

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This thesis explores the development of a platform to better collect and manage data from multiple senor inputs mounted on a car sensor platform. Specifically, focusing on the collection and synchronization of multiple ...

Rosenfeld, Abraham M

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

236

Distributed Multivariate Regression Using Wavelet-based Collective Data Mining.  

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an approach to the analysis of distributed, heterogeneous databases with distinct feature spacesDistributed Multivariate Regression Using Wavelet-based Collective Data Mining. Daryl E a method for distributed multivariate regression using wavelet- based Collective Data Mining (CDM

Kargupta, Hilol

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MICHIGAN TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY ARCHIVES COPPER COUNTRY HISTORICAL COLLECTION  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

MICHIGAN TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY ARCHIVES AND COPPER COUNTRY HISTORICAL COLLECTION GENEALOGICAL & Copper Country Historical Collection J. Robert Van Pelt Library Michigan Technological University local high schools and Michigan Technological University, centennial books, and local history titles

238

Improve Your Boiler's Combustion Efficiency  

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This revised ITP tip sheet on boiler combustion efficiency provides how-to advice for improving industrial steam systems using low-cost, proven practices and technologies.

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2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Improving Design with Agents, Improving Agents by Design  

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DCB 1 WPI Improving Design with Agents, or, Improving Agents by Design David C. Brown AI in Design ASSUMPTION Ã? Assume that the design environment is built using agents. i.e., situated, autonomous, flexible Ã?'s future design and synthesis environment will be built as a real multi-agent system. In what follows, we

Brown, David C.

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Benchmarking Outreach and Data Collection Techniques for External Portfolios  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

This document contains the transcript for the Benchmarking Outreach and Data Collection Techniques webinar, held on April 25, 2013.

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Biospecimen Reporting for Improved Study Quality  

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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

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Biospecimen Reporting for Improved Study Quality (BRISQ)  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

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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Improved liquid-film electron stripper  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An improved liquid-film electron stripper particularly for high intensity heavy ion beams which produces constant regenerated, stable, free-standing liquid films having an adjustable thickness between 0.3 to 0.05 microns. The improved electron stripper is basically composed of at least one high speed, rotating disc with a very sharp, precision-like, ground edge on one side of the disc's periphery and with highly polished, flat, radial surface adjacent the sharp edge. A fine stream of liquid, such as oil, impinges at a 90/sup 0/ angle adjacent the disc's sharp outer edge. Film terminators, located at a selected distance from the disc perimeter are positioned approximately perpendicular to the film. The terminators support, shape, and stretch the film and are arranged to assist in the prevention of liquid droplet formation by directing the collected film to a reservoir below without breaking or interfering with the film. One embodiment utilizes two rotating discs and associated terminators, with the discs rotating so as to form films in opposite directions, and with the second disc being located down beam-line relative to the first disc.

Gavin, B.F.

1984-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Biospecimen Reporting for Improved Study Quality (BRISQ)  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

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

245

DATA TRANSMISSION OPTIONS FOR VMT DATA AND FEE COLLECTION CENTERS  

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, VMT fee, data processing, fuel tax alternatives, fee collection center, customer service center 18DATA TRANSMISSION OPTIONS FOR VMT DATA AND FEE COLLECTION CENTERS by Robert L. Bertini Kerri-based fee collection centers, including the identification of issues related to data transmission, data

Bertini, Robert L.

246

Floral oil collection by male Tetrapedia bees (Hymenoptera: Apidae: Tetrapediini)  

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Floral oil collection by male Tetrapedia bees (Hymenoptera: Apidae: Tetrapediini) Simone C 2011 ­ Accepted 23 June 2011 Abstract ­ Several groups of solitary bees, known as oil-collecting bees, oil-collecting bees belong to the tribes Centridini, Tapinotaspidini, and Tetrapediini (Apidae: Apinae

247

Community Arts Council of Vancouver Collection / Melva Dwyer (collector)  

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Community Arts Council of Vancouver Collection / Melva Dwyer (collector) Compiled by Christopher L Collection Description o Title / Dates of Creation / Physical Description o Collector's Biographical Sketch o Council of Vancouver Collection, Melva Dwyer (collector). - 1953- 1969. 26 cm of textual records

Handy, Todd C.

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San Francisco Bay Map Collection / Neal Harlow (collector)  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

San Francisco Bay Map Collection / Neal Harlow (collector) Last revised October 2011 University / Physical Description o Collector's Biographical Sketch o Scope and Content o Notes Catalogue entry (UBC Library catalogue) #12;Collection Description San Francisco Bay Map Collection / Neal Harlow (collector

Handy, Todd C.

249

Improving Remedial Planning Performance: The Rattlesnake Creek Experience  

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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Buffalo District, has responsibility for characterizing and remediating radiologically contaminated properties under the Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program (FUSRAP). Most of these FUSRAP sites include radionuclide contamination in soils where excavation and offsite disposal is the selected remedial action. For many FUSRAP soil remediation projects completed to date, the excavated contaminated soil volumes have significantly exceeded the pre-excavation volume estimates that were developed for project planning purposes. The exceedances are often attributed to limited and sparse datasets that are used to calculate the initial volume estimates. These volume exceedances complicate project budgeting and planning. Building on these experiences, the USACE took a different approach in the remediation of Rattlesnake Creek, located adjacent to the Ashland 2 site, in Tonawanda, New York. This approach included a more extensive pre-design data collection effort to improve and reduce the uncertainty in the pre-excavation volume estimates, in addition to formalizing final status survey data collection strategies prior to excavation. The final status survey sampling was fully integrated with the pre-design data collection, allowing dual use of the pre-design data that was collected (i.e., using the data to close out areas where contamination was not found, and feeding the data into volume estimates when contamination was encountered). The use of real-time measurement techniques (e.g., X-ray fluorescence [XRF] and gamma walkover surveys) during pre-excavation data collection allowed the USACE to identify and respond to unexpected contamination by allocating additional data collection to characterizing new areas of concern. The final result was an estimated soil volume and excavation footprint with a firm technical foundation and a reduction in uncertainty. However, even with extensive pre-design data collection, additional contamination was found during the excavation that led to an increase in the soil volume requiring offsite disposal. This paper describes the lessons learned regarding improving remedial planning performance from the Rattlesnake Creek experience and evaluates the level of project uncertainty reduction achieved through pre-design data collection. (authors)

Rieman, C.R.; Spector, H.L.; Andrews, S.M. [U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District, 1776 Niagara St., Buffalo, NY 14207 (United States); Durham, L. A.; Johnson, R. L. [Argonne National Laboratory, 9700 S. Cass Ave., EVS 900, Argonne, IL 60439 (United States); Racino, R. R. [Cabrera Services, Inc., 29 Railroad Avenue, Middletown, NY 10940 (United States)

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Water Efficiency Improvements at Various Environmental Protection...  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

Water Efficiency Improvements at Various Environmental Protection Agency Sites Water Efficiency Improvements at Various Environmental Protection Agency Sites Water Efficiency...

251

Improving alternative fuel utilization: detailed kinetic combustion...  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

Improving alternative fuel utilization: detailed kinetic combustion modeling & experimental testing Improving alternative fuel utilization: detailed kinetic combustion modeling &...

252

Detecting Discrepancies and Improving Intelligibility  

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Detecting Discrepancies and Improving Intelligibility: Two Preliminary Evaluations of RIPTIDES evaluations of RIPTIDES, a sys- tem that combines information extraction (IE), extraction-based sum unduly sacrificing content relevance. 1 Introduction We report on two preliminary evaluations of RIPTIDES

Wagstaff, Kiri L.

253

Hamilton County- Home Improvement Program  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

The Hamilton County, Ohio, Home Improvement Program (HIP) was originally initiated in 2002, and then reinstated in May 2008. The HIP loan allows homeowners in Hamilton County communities to borrow...

254

Understanding and Improving Software Productivity  

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Understanding and Improving Software Productivity Walt Scacchi Institute for Software Research;2 Introduction · What affects software productivity? ­ Software productivity has been one of the most studied aspects of software engineering ­ Goal: review sample of empirical studies of software productivity

Scacchi, Walt

255

Improving energy storage devices | EMSL  

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AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May JunDatastreamsmmcrcalgovInstrumentsruc DocumentationP-SeriesFlickrinformation for planning experimental workImprovingImproving

256

Collection and processing data for high quality CCD images.  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Coherent Change Detection (CCD) with Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) images is a technique whereby very subtle temporal changes can be discerned in a target scene. However, optimal performance requires carefully matching data collection geometries and adjusting the processing to compensate for imprecision in the collection geometries. Tolerances in the precision of the data collection are discussed, and anecdotal advice is presented for optimum CCD performance. Processing considerations are also discussed.

Doerry, Armin Walter

2007-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

Open Energy Info (EERE)

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...

258

NREL: Solar Research - NREL Handbook Helps Industry Collect and...  

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NREL Handbook Helps Industry Collect and Interpret Solar Resource Data for Solar Energy Applications Comprehensive handbook is a valuable resource for the solar industry on the...

259

Regularity of collections of sets and convergence of inexact ...  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Faculty of Science and Technology, Federation University Australia. POB 663 ... Abstract. We study the usage of regularity properties of collections of sets in con-.

2015-01-12T23:59:59.000Z

260

NREL: Sustainable NREL - NREL Handbook Helps Industry Collect...  

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NREL Handbook Helps Industry Collect and Interpret Solar Resource Data for Solar Energy Applications Comprehensive handbook is a valuable resource for the solar industry on the...

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Uility Energy Services Contract Data Collection Confidentiality Statement  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Confidentiality statement for information collected by the U.S. Department of Energy, Federal Energy Management Program, and Energetics Inc. in regard to utility energy services contracts.

262

ORISE: Worker Health Studies - Radiation Exposure Data Collection  

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Resource Book How to Work With Us Contact Us Oak Ridge Institute for Science Education Radiation Exposure Data Collection ORISE manages large, occupation radition exposure...

263

Heterogeneous ice nucleation and water uptake by field-collected...  

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properties through heterogeneous nucleation is not well understood. Heterogeneous ice nucleation and water uptake by ambient particles collected from urban environments in...

264

Agency Information Collection Extension Notice of Public Comment...  

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

of Management and Budget (OMB), Department of Energy Form OE-417, ''Emergency Electric Incident and Disturbance Report.'' Comments regarding this proposed information collection...

265

Political-economic processes and collective decision making  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

model of the political economic process? There is a preciseto model a political-economic process. We point out that in1994 Economic~ POLITICAL ECONOMIC PROCESSES AND COLLECTIVE

Rausser, Gordon C.; Simon, Leo K.; van 't Veld, Klaas T.

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

266

On the asymptotic methods for nuclear collective models  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Contractions of orthogonal groups to Euclidean groups are applied to analytic descriptions of nuclear quantum phase transitions. The semiclassical asymptotic of multipole collective Hamiltonians are also investigated.

A. C. Gheorghe; A. A. Raduta

2009-03-26T23:59:59.000Z

267

City of Fort Collins Comment on Information Collection Extension...  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

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...

268

Collection and Analysis of Reservoir Data from Testing and Operation...  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

and during testing of the plant itself, data can be collected and used to calibrate computer models, refine predicted drawdowns and interference effects, monitor changing...

269

NREL: Community - NREL Handbook Helps Industry Collect and Interpret...  

Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

Handbook Helps Industry Collect and Interpret Solar Resource Data for Solar Energy Applications Comprehensive handbook is a valuable resource for the solar industry on the...

270

UBC 50th Anniversary Sound Collection / UBC Archives (collector)  

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UBC 50th Anniversary Sound Collection / UBC Archives (collector) Compiled by Erwin Wodarczak (2006 Archives (collector). ­ September- October 1965. 20 audio recordings. Administrative Sketch The University

Handy, Todd C.

271

Data Collection and Normalization for the Development of Cost...  

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This chapter discusses considerations for data collection and normalization. g4301-1chp19.pdf -- PDF Document, 21 KB Writer: John Makepeace Subjects: Administration Management...

272

Heavy Duty & Medium Duty Drive Cycle Data Collection for Modeling...  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

Duty Cycle and Performance Data Collection and Analysis Program Vehicle Technologies Office Merit Review 2014: Powertrain Controls Optimization for Heavy Duty Line Haul Trucks...

273

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

274

Truck Duty Cycle and Performance Data Collection and Analysis...  

Office of Environmental Management (EM)

Duty Cycle and Performance Data Collection and Analysis Program 2011 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program, and Vehicle Technologies Program Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation...

275

Channeling of electron transport to improve collection efficiency in mesoporous titanium dioxide dye sensitized solar cell stacks  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Dye-sensitized solar cell (DSC) modules are generally made by interconnecting large photoelectrode strips with optimized thickness (?14??m) and show lower current density (J{sub SC}) compared with their single cells. We found out that the key to achieving higher J{sub SC} in large area devices is optimized photoelectrode volume (V{sub D}), viz., thickness and area which facilitate the electron channeling towards working electrode. By imposing constraints on electronic path in a DSC stack, we achieved >50% increased J{sub SC} and ?60% increment in photoelectric conversion efficiency in photoelectrodes of similar V{sub D} (?3.36?×?10{sup ?4} cm{sup 3}) without using any metallic grid or a special interconnections.

Fakharuddin, Azhar; Ahmed, Irfan; Yusoff, Mashitah M.; Jose, Rajan, E-mail: rjose@ump.edu.my, E-mail: joserajan@gmail.com [Nanostructured Renewable Energy Materials Laboratory, Faculty of Industrial Sciences and Technology, Universiti Malaysia Pahang, 26300 Pahang (Malaysia); Khalidin, Zulkeflee [Faculty of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Universiti Malaysia Pahang, 26300 Pahang (Malaysia)

2014-02-03T23:59:59.000Z

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Improved saturation determination with EPT  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The accuracy of formation fluid saturations determined by analysis of well logging results has improved steadily over the years. However, the problem of what values to use for the exponents ''m'' and ''n'' in the saturation equation remains. Laboratory measurements on core samples show that these exponents can vary significantly over short intervals, but assumed average values must be used in actual calculations. These average values may or may not be representative, depending on the formation homogeneity. The EPT (Electromagnetic Propagation Tool) measurement allows the calculation of saturations near the borehole without a knowledge of ''m'' or ''n''. Using the EPT saturation, a method is developed to calculate ''m'' and ''n'' from continuous record logs. These calculated values provide an improved water saturation calculation from the regular resistivity and porosity logs. Several examples are shown to demonstrate the application of the new method. Core analyses, core descriptions, and drill stem test results are included which support these improvements.

Freeman, D.W.; Henry, K.C.

1983-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

277

Adaptive Data Collection Protocol using Reinforcement Learning for VANETs  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Adaptive Data Collection Protocol using Reinforcement Learning for VANETs Ahmed Soua, and Hossam. Here, an Adap- tive Data cOllection Protocol using rEinforcement Learning (ADOPEL) is proposed that drivers can be alerted in advance. Since each vehicle in a vehicular environment can detect a hazardous

Boyer, Edmond

278

Updated: September 2009 Data Protection Guidance: Collecting Personal Data  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Updated: September 2009 Data Protection Guidance: Collecting Personal Data When collecting Personal clear to anyone providing personal data: · That the University is a data controller it is important to comply with the 8 principles of data protection, for example the personal data should

Mumby, Peter J.

279

Birkbeck, University of London Student Data Collection Notice  

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at the College students consent to the College's handling and use of personal data in accordance with this notice. This Student Data Collection Notice explains, how personal data collected by the College will be used pass certain personal data about students and staff to the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA

Crawford, Ian

280

Measuring Water Collection Times in Kenyan Informal Settlements  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

of water is thought to contribute to the over-work or time shortage of women. Thus, Blackden and Wodon [3114 Measuring Water Collection Times in Kenyan Informal Settlements James Davis University and interviews to measure the time taken to collect water in two Kenyan informal settlements. The time devoted

Davis, James E.

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Optimizing the Design of a Wind Farm Collection Network  

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Optimizing the Design of a Wind Farm Collection Network Alain Hertz GERAD and D´epartement de math design problem. Key Words: Network design, wind farm, mixed integer program- ming, cutting planes. #12;Optimizing the Design of a Wind Farm Collection Network 1 1 Introduction The design of networks plays

Hertz, Alain

282

GEOSPATIAL INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES FOR MOBILE FIELD DATA COLLECTION  

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GEOSPATIAL INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES FOR MOBILE FIELD DATA COLLECTION Sarah Nusser and Leslie Miller, and natural resources. These data are gathered largely by mobile field data collection. Although geospatial-linked data, it is nearly always used in printed forms due to limitations in mobile computing systems

283

FINDING AID FOR THE MACDONALD COLLECTION Alan N. Queen  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

FINDING AID FOR THE MACDONALD COLLECTION Alan N. Queen Binghamton University, State University) 777-6500 DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY Title THE MACDONALD COLLECTION ID Extent 8.75 linear ft. Repository in 2012. INTRODCTION Dr. Jeremiah MacDonald (1859-1918) Just before his death in 1918, Jeremiah MacDonald

Suzuki, Masatsugu

284

Autonomous Data Collection from Underwater Sensor Networks using Acoustic Communication  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

for an autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) to collect data from an underwater sensor network. The sensors. A potential solution is the use of a mobile autonomous under- water vehicle (AUV) equipped with an acousticAutonomous Data Collection from Underwater Sensor Networks using Acoustic Communication Geoffrey A

Sukhatme, Gaurav S.

285

UNRESPONSIVENESS-TOLERANT COLLECTIVE COMMUNICATION SCOTT DOV PAKIN  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

perform only as well as their slowest (i.e., least responsive) participant. As cluster sizes scale upUNRESPONSIVENESS-TOLERANT COLLECTIVE COMMUNICATION BY SCOTT DOV PAKIN B.S., Carnegie Mellon, 1992 M at Urbana-Champaign, 2001 Urbana, Illinois #12;© Copyright by Scott Pakin, 2001 #12;#12;Abstract Collective

Pakin, Scott

286

Structuring Access to a Dynamic Collection of Digital Documents  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

for managing dynamic collections of digital documents. These directories are not physically present in the file by their location in the document hierarchy. Most file systems are created and managed by trained system collections of documents are manageable, users find it difficult to remember long paths to documents

Francisco-Revilla, Luis

287

France at War: Additions to the War Poster Collection  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

a collection of eighty-five French posters from the First and Second World Wars. These add to Yale's extensive War Poster Collection, which has over 500 French posters from World War I but very few from World War of formats, includ- ing books, maps and atlases, pamphlets, music, broad- First North American Contributor

288

MEXICO, 1988 POTAW GERMPLASM COLLECTING EXPEDITION AND UTILITY  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

, Mexican, United States wild potato (Sola111lmsect. Pewffl) germplasm collecting expedition was conducted and one putative natural hybrid, S. x michoaca111lm.Rare spe- cies collected include: Sola111lmclarum danesa-mexicana-norteamericana, para recolectar ger- moplasma de papa silvestre (Sola111lmsect. Pewffl

Spooner, David

289

History of Education Research Collection / John Neil Sutherland (collector)  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

History of Education Research Collection / John Neil Sutherland (collector) Last revised September / Dates of Creation / Physical Description o Collector's Biographical Sketch o Scope and Content o Notes Research Collection / John Neil Sutherland (collector). ­ 1888- 1909, 1948-1949. 14 cm of textual materials

Handy, Todd C.

290

Western Canada Art Circuit Collection / June Binkert (collector)  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Western Canada Art Circuit Collection / June Binkert (collector) Compiled by Erwin Wodarczak (1997 Description o Title / Dates of Creation / Physical Description o Collector's Biographical Sketch o Custodial collection / June Binkert (collector). -- 1950, 1957-1970. 62.5 cm of textual records. Collector

Handy, Todd C.

291

Optical collection efficiency function in single-molecule detection experiments  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Optical collection efficiency function in single-molecule detection experiments Jo¨ rg Enderlein and W. Patrick Ambrose The optical collection efficiency function for an optical system on a geometrical optics approx- imation are presented. Comparison is made with exact wave optics calculations

Enderlein, Jörg

292

Verification of Parallel Garbage Collection by Abstract Model Checking  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

have a finite state space provided that the abstraction mapping is powerful. M¨uller and Nipkow's work working on abstract model checking. In Section 4, the abstractions we defined on garbage #12; collectionVerification of Parallel Garbage Collection by Abstract Model Checking (Extended Abstract) Masami

Hagiya, Masami

293

COLLECTIONS POLICY MANUAL Earth and Mineral Sciences Museum  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

COLLECTIONS POLICY MANUAL Earth and Mineral Sciences Museum College of Earth and Mineral Sciences Manual for the Earth and Mineral Sciences Museum has been developed to standardize procedures and provide guidelines for handling collections. The policies outlined here were established by the EMS Museum Director

Maroncelli, Mark

294

Research opportunities to improve DSM impact estimates  

SciTech Connect (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

295

Improving Process Cooling Tower Eddiciency  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

of the Thrity-Fifth Industrial Energy Technology Conference New Orleans, LA. May 21-24, 2013 7 Improving Cooling Tower Efficiency ? Two Improvements in Capacity/Performance 1. Filtration for water quality control Side stream filtration Make up water quality...-Fifth Industrial Energy Technology Conference New Orleans, LA. May 21-24, 2013 2 Types of Cooling Towers Forced Draft Towers ESL-IE-13-05-08 Proceedings of the Thrity-Fifth Industrial Energy Technology Conference New Orleans, LA. May 21-24, 2013 3 Types...

Turpish, W.

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

296

Improving Solar-Cell Efficiency  

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AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr MayAtmospheric Optical Depth7-1D: Vegetation ProposedUsingFun withconfinementEtching.348 270 300 219Improvements toProjectsImprovingHow to

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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

298

An N-atom Collective State Atomic Clock with Root-N Fold Increase in Effective Frequency and Root-N Fold Reduction in Fringe Width  

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We describe a collective state atomic clock with Ramsey fringes narrowed by a factor of $\\sqrt{N}$ compared to a conventional clock, N being the number of non-interacting atoms, without violating the uncertainty relation. This narrowing is explained as being due to interferences among the collective states, representing an effective $\\sqrt{N}$ fold increase in the clock frequency, without entanglement. The detection process, which measures a collective state, can be used to increase the quantum efficiency of detection significantly, yielding a net improvement in stability by as much as a factor of 10.

May E. Kim; Resham Sarkar; Renpeng Fang; Selim M. Shahriar

2014-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

299

Umatilla River Subbasin Fish Habitat Improvement; 1993 Annual Report.  

SciTech Connect (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

300

Sustaining Performance Improvements in Energy Intensive Industries  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Experience has shown that significant opportunity for performance improvements exists in energy intensive operations. Often, efforts to improve efficiency focus on vendor-led initiatives to improve operations of particular equipment. This approach...

Moore, D. A.

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Managing Critical Management Improvement Initiatives  

Broader source: Directives, Delegations, and Requirements [Office of Management (MA)]

Provides requirements and responsibilities for planning, executing and assessing critical management improvement initiatives within DOE. DOE N 251.59, dated 9/27/2004, extends this Notice until 10/01/2005. Archived 11-8-10. Does not cancel other directives.

2003-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

302

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

303

What are Improvement Partnerships? "VCHIPisaperfectexampleofhowstategroupscancometogetheraroundacommongoaland  

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and knowledge, IPs increase the strength and quality of health care reform efforts for the nation as a whole the will and knowledge for sustainable change across the health care delivery system. Other states have expressed measurement- based efforts and a systems approach to improve the quality of children's health care. IPs draw

Hayden, Nancy J.

304

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

305

Improving Inventory Control Using Forecasting  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

EMGT 835 FIELD PROJECT: Improving Inventory Control Using Forecasting By Juan Mario Balandran jmbg@hotmail.com Master of Science The University of Kansas Fall Semester, 2005 An EMGT Field Project report submitted...............................................................................................................................................10 Current Inventory Forecast Process ...........................................................................................10 Development of Alternative Forecast Process...

Balandran, Juan

2005-12-16T23:59:59.000Z

306

Improvement February 28 & 29, 2012  

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HR Process Improvement Forums February 28 & 29, 2012 #12;Agenda Updates ­ New initiatives Resources Education Verification Request ­ Found in Employment Forms on the HR Web Page Researching other avenues ­ Diploma Translations ­ NM Department of Education for verification of High School diploma #12

New Mexico, University of

307

UNCONVENTIONAL METHODS FOR YIELD IMPROVEMENT  

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methods (active heating and cooling, directional solidifi- cation) Novel yield improvement techniques through a vari- ety of active heating and cooling schemes. It is envisioned that the techniques will allow techniques for decreasing the size and number of risers re- quired to produce quality castings

Beckermann, Christoph

308

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

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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

309

Adaptive Software Testing in the Context of an Improved Controlled Markov Chain Model  

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Adaptive Software Testing in the Context of an Improved Controlled Markov Chain Model Hai Hu, Chang@buaa.edu.cn Abstract Adaptive software testing is the counterpart of adaptive control in software testing. It means that software testing strategy should be adjusted on- line by using the testing data collected during software

Kundu, Sukhamay

310

NEW AND IMPROVED DEVICES FOR FISH CULTURISTS By Alfred E. Fuller  

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NEW AND IMPROVED DEVICES FOR FISH CULTURISTS By Alfred E. Fuller u. S. Fisheries Station. A., September 22 to 26, 1908 991 #12;CONTENTS. Page. I. Artificial bass nest, ----- __--- _--- -- _-- _--- - --- -- -- --------------------------- ------ 993 2. Bass fry retaining screen and trap u -- -- uuu - - - 994 3. Collecting tub

311

Smart Grid Investments Improve Grid Reliability, Resilience,...  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

Investments Improve Grid Reliability, Resilience, and Storm Responses (November 2014) Smart Grid Investments Improve Grid Reliability, Resilience, and Storm Responses (November...

312

RELIABILITY IMPROVEMENT OF BART TRAIN CONTROL  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

it was a response to the reliability problems introduced by~atelyowned rights. RELIABILITY IMPROVEMENT OF BART VEHICLEtask group to improve the reliability of the Bay Area Rapid

Turner, D.B.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

313

Funding Opportunity Webinar - Advancing Solutions To Improve...  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

Funding Opportunity Webinar - Advancing Solutions To Improve the Energy Efficiency of US Commercial Buildings Funding Opportunity Webinar - Advancing Solutions To Improve the...

314

Advanced Manufacturing Initiative Improves Turbine Blade Productivity...  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

Advanced Manufacturing Initiative Improves Turbine Blade Productivity Advanced Manufacturing Initiative Improves Turbine Blade Productivity May 20, 2011 - 2:56pm Addthis This is an...

315

Industrial Energy Efficiency Projects Improve Competitiveness...  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

Industrial Energy Efficiency Projects Improve Competitiveness and Protect Jobs Industrial Energy Efficiency Projects Improve Competitiveness and Protect Jobs U.S. Department of...

316

Water Efficiency Improvements at Various Environmental Protection...  

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

Water Efficiency Improvements at Various Environmental Protection Agency Sites: Best Management Practices Case Study 12-LaboratoryMedical Equipment Water Efficiency Improvements...

317

Energy data collection as a necessary activity for developing countries  

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This paper examines the reasons for energy data collection by developing countries and includes an examination of the special requirements of Costa Rica for energy data collection. A primary reason for national data collection is to support the planning function, and this is particularly significant where energy planning and economic development are concerned. Energy data are necessary to support all phases of planning: short-term; mid-term; and long-range and/or strategic planning. These different planning requirements are discussed. Energy data are also necessary to support national management, as well as the economic-development functions. These latter requirements are also discussed briefly.

Loebl, A.S.; Cagle, J.D.

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

318

Radioisotope Detection Device and Methods of Radioisotope Collection  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

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

319

Data Collection With Self-Enforcing Privacy Philippe Golle  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Data Collection With Self-Enforcing Privacy Philippe Golle Palo Alto Research Center pgolle of a population. Such information can have substantial value to the pollster, but the pollster is faced

Golle, Philippe

320

Laissez faire, collective control or nationalization of the global commons  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

The use of the atmosphere as a dumping place for greenhouse gases has been a matter of laissez faire. Proposals for international agreement to restrict the rate of such emissions are, in effect, proposals for collectively ...

Eckaus, Richard S.

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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321

Testing Your Soil: How to Collect and Send Samples  

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Soil tests can be used to estimate the kinds and amounts of soil nutrients available to plants and as aids in determining fertilizer needs. This publication covers the three-step procedure for obtaining sample bags and instructions, collecting...

Provin, Tony; Pitt, John L.

2002-06-26T23:59:59.000Z

322

University-Community Partnerships: Looking for Collective Impact  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Complexity. Stanford Social Innovation Review. Stanford University #12;Civil Society Education Business. (2013, January). Embracing Emergence: How Collective Impact Addresses Complexity. Stanford Social Innovation Review. Stanford University #12;Fix schools Train better teachers. Fix schools Train better

323

Contactless prepaid and bankcards in transit fare collection systems  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

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

324

Collecting and Using Engagement Data at Michigan State University  

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Collecting and Using Engagement Data at Michigan State University Diane L. Zimmerman Director Delegation ­ Michigan Public University and Community College Presidents and Higher Education Officers, National Center for the Study of University Engagement University Outreach and Engagement Burton A

325

Proposed database model and file structures for arthropod collection management  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Proposed database model and file structures for arthropod collection management Ronald A for taxonomic analysis or behavioral, physiological, and ecological information. The database model described how specific computerization projects can be related to each other. The proposed database model

Mathis, Wayne N.

326

TITLE: Engendering Resilience: Building Sustainable Communities through Women's Collective Action  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

TITLE: Engendering Resilience: Building Sustainable Communities through Women's Collective Action in the periphery of Rio de Janeiro, a city known for its expansive urban sprawl, slum communities and environmental basic services and economic opportunities, climate change, pollution and resource degradation

Angenent, Lars T.

327

The value of accurate automated data collection to manufacturing  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

The purpose of this thesis is to demonstrate the value of implementing a novel, accurate automated data collection system and to describe a practical method for doing so. This thesis addresses the value of accurate automated ...

Perez, Alfonso Alexander

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

328

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

329

Collection and Screening of Microalgae for Lipid Production  

SciTech Connect (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

330

Thermophoresis and Its Thermal Parameters for Aerosol Collection  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

K/cm (a) Figure 3. (a). Thermophoretic collection ratio vs.Lin, J. , et al. , Thermophoretic deposition of particles inof a plate- to-plate thermophoretic precipitator, Aerosol

Huang, Z.

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

331

Collecting manuscripts and scrolls in Ethiopia: The missions of  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Collecting manuscripts and scrolls in Ethiopia: The missions of Johannes Flemming (1905) and Enno structure of the German state, original manuscripts from Ethiopia as well as copies made for orientalists

Boyer, Edmond

332

Steam Cracker Furnace Energy Improvements  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Channel, ~ 25 mi. east of Houston ? Includes 4 manufacturing sites, 2 technology/engineering offices ?Significant community involvement Baytown Refinery Page 4 Steam Cracking to Olefins ? Process 60+ years old; ExxonMobil one of pioneers... Steam Cracker Furnace Energy Improvements Tim Gandler Energy Coordinator Baytown Olefins Plant, Baytown Tx 2010 Industrial Energy Technology Conference May, 2010 Page 2 ? Baytown Complex ? Steam Cracking to Olefins ? Furnace overview...

Gandler, T.

333

Process Improvement at Army Installations  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

recommendations are for the Fill and Press line where most of the Level I focused LESSONS LEARNED On completion of the project, the researchers assessed the results and some of the 198 ESL-IE-97-04-31 Proceedings from the Nineteenth Industrial Energy.... Finally, the energy issues included initiate an energy team; install energy efficient lighting; and decommission unused steam lines. After the first cost, savings, and simple payback time was calculated for all of the proposed improvements, a...

Northrup, J.; Smith, E. D.; Lin, M.; Baird, J.

334

LOS ANGELES, CA, DISTRICT IMPROVEMENTS  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

33-1 LOS ANGELES, CA, DISTRICT IMPROVEMENTS Navigation Page 1. Channel Islands Harbor, CA 33-2 2. Imperial Beach, Silver Strand Shoreline, CA 33-2 3. LA-LB Harbors (LA Harbor), CA 33-2 4. Los Angeles Harbor Main Channel Deepen, CA 33-2 5. Marina Del Rey, CA 33-3 6. Morro Bay Harbor, CA 33-3 7. Newport

US Army Corps of Engineers

335

Improving and Observing Lithiation Reactions  

Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May JunDatastreamsmmcrcalgovInstrumentsruc DocumentationP-SeriesFlickrinformation for planning experimental workImproving Reuse

336

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

SciTech Connect (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

337

Designing data collection schemes for process capability analysis  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

DESIGNING DATA COLLECTION SCHEMES FOR PROCESS CAPABILITY ANALYSIS A Thesis by NITIN RAMESH MANTRI Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of MASTER... OF SCIENCE May 1994 Major Subject: Industrial Engineering DESIGNING DATA COLLECTION SCHEMES FOR PROCESS CAPABILITY ANALYSIS A Thesis by NITIN RAMESH MANTRI Submitted to Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree...

Mantri, Nitin Ramesh

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

338

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

339

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

340

JOB DESCRIPTION Title: Continuous Improvement Specialist  

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or Six Sigma-based continuous improvement methods. Certification: Six Sigma Black Belt or Green Belt

Heller, Barbara

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

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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

342

Long storage time of collective coherence in an optically trapped Bose-Einstein condensate Yutaka Yoshikawa,1,2,* Kazuyuki Nakayama,2  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

of condensates, a high conversion efficiency of over 70% and a long storage time of about 0.13 ms were achievedLong storage time of collective coherence in an optically trapped Bose-Einstein condensate Yutaka- Einstein condensate Phys. Rev. Lett. 99, 220407 2007 . This time we report the drastic improvement

Torii, Yoshio

343

Improved Biomass Cooking Stoves and Improved Stove Emission Equipment  

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In developing countries, there is an urgent need for access to safe, efficient, and more affordable cooking technologies. Nearly 2.5 billion people currently use an open fire or traditional cookstove to prepare their meals, and recent models predict that use of biomass for cooking will continue to be the dominant energy use in rural, resource-poor households through 2030. For these families, cooking poses serious risks to health, safety, and income. An alarming 4 million people, primarily women and children, die prematurely each year from indoor and outdoor exposure to the harmful emissions released by solid fuel combustion. Use of traditional stoves can also have a significant impact on deforestation and climate change. This dire situation creates a critical need for cookstoves that significantly and verifiably reduce fuel use and emissions in order to reach protective levels for human health and the environment. Additionally, advances in the scientific equipment needed to measure and monitor stove fuel use and emissions have not kept pace with the significant need within the industry. While several testing centers in the developed world may have hundred thousand-dollar emissions testing systems, organizations in the field have had little more than a thermometer, a scale, and subjective observations to quantify the performance of stove designs. There is an urgent need for easy-to-use, inexpensive, accurate, and robust stove testing equipment for use by laboratory and field researchers around the world. ASAT and their research partner, Aprovecho Research Center (ARC), have over thirty years of experience addressing these two needs, improved cookstoves and emissions monitoring equipment, with expertise spanning the full spectrum of development from conceptual design to product manufacturing and dissemination. This includes: 1) research, design, and verification of clean biomass cookstove technology and emissions monitoring equipment; 2) mass production of quality-controlled stove and emissions equipment at levels scalable to meet global demand; and 3) global distribution through a variety of channels and partners. ARC has been instrumental in designing and improving more than 100 stove designs over the past thirty years. In the last four years, ASAT and ARC have played a key role in the production and sales of over 200,000 improved stoves in the developed and developing world. The ARC-designed emissions equipment is currently used by researchers in laboratories and field studies on five continents. During Phase I of the DOE STTR grant, ASAT and ARC worked together to apply their wealth of product development experience towards creating the next generation of improved cookstoves and emissions monitoring equipment. Highlights of Phase I for the biomass cookstove project include 1) the development of several new stove technologies that reached the DOE 50/90 benchmark; 2) fabrication of new stove prototypes by ASAT’s manufacturing partner, Shengzhou Stove Manufacturing (SSM); 3) field testing of prototype stoves with consumers in Puerto Rico and the US; and 4) the selection of three stove prototypes for further development and commercialization during Phase II. Highlights of Phase I for the emissions monitoring equipment project include: 1) creation of a new emissions monitoring equipment product, the Laboratory Emissions Monitoring System (LEMS 2) the addition of gravimetric PM measurements to the stove testing systems to meet International Standards Organization criteria; 3) the addition of a CO{sub 2} sensor and wireless 3G capability to the IAP Meter; and 4) and the improvement of sensors and signal quality on all systems. Twelve Regional Testing and Knowledge Centers purchased this equipment during the Phase I project period.

HATFIELD, MICHAEL; Still, Dean

2013-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

344

Range Con: a management evaluation system for assessing sucess of selected range improvement practices  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

. The project identified five important attributes of management; (1) formal education, (2) age, (3) farm income, (4)total debts, and (5)thinking methods. All but (5) could be quantified. As Stamp (1981) indicated, thinking or problem solving methods can... environment and incorporated the effects of uncertainty. The model included management attributes such as planning and goals of the individuals as related to quality of life and risk- taking behavior. The purpose of the study was to evaluate the impact...

Ekblad, Steven Linn

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

345

Sandia technology & entrepreneurs improve Lasik  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Former Sandian Dan Neal started his company, WaveFront Sciences, based on wavefront sensing metrology technologies licensed from Sandia National Laboratories and by taking advantage of its Entrepreneurial Separation to Transfer Technology (ESTT) program. Abbott Medical Optics since acquired WaveFront and estimates that one million patients have improved the quality of their vision thanks to its products. ESTT is a valuable tool which allows Sandia to transfer technology to the private sector and Sandia employees to leave the Labs in order to start up new technology companies or help expand existing companies.

Neal, Dan; Turner, Tim

2013-11-21T23:59:59.000Z

346

Sandia technology & entrepreneurs improve Lasik  

ScienceCinema (OSTI)

Former Sandian Dan Neal started his company, WaveFront Sciences, based on wavefront sensing metrology technologies licensed from Sandia National Laboratories and by taking advantage of its Entrepreneurial Separation to Transfer Technology (ESTT) program. Abbott Medical Optics since acquired WaveFront and estimates that one million patients have improved the quality of their vision thanks to its products. ESTT is a valuable tool which allows Sandia to transfer technology to the private sector and Sandia employees to leave the Labs in order to start up new technology companies or help expand existing companies.

Neal, Dan; Turner, Tim

2014-02-26T23:59:59.000Z

347

Improving Energy Efficiency of Auxiliaries  

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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

348

Superalloy material with improved weldability  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A fusion weldable superalloy containing 0.005-0.5 wt. % scandium. In one embodiment, the superalloy may have a composition similar to IN-939 alloy, but having added scandium and having only 0.005-0.040 wt. % zirconium. A gas turbine component may be formed by an investment casting of such a scandium-containing superalloy, and may include a fusion weld repaired area. A scandium-containing nickel-based superalloy coated with an MCrAlY bond coat will have improved cyclic oxidation resistance due to the sulfur-gettering effect of the scandium.

Allen, David B.; Wagner, Gregg P.; Seth, Brij B.

2004-02-24T23:59:59.000Z

349

THERMOPHORESIS AND ITS THERMAL PARAMETERS FOR AEROSOL COLLECTION  

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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 25?m 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 to 3.0V, and the collection effi ciency was increased by a factor of fi ve for both theory and experiment.

Huang, Z.; Apte, M.; Gundel, L.

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

350

Thermophoresis and Its Thermal Parameters for Aerosol Collection  

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The particle collection efficiency 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 25mu m 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 to 3.0V, and the collection effi ciency was increased by a factor of fi ve for both theory and experiment.

Huang, Z.; Apte, Michael; Gundel, Lara

2007-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

351

Using Dashboards to Improve Energy and Comfort in Federal Buildings  

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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

352

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

353

A Simple Generative Model of Collective Online Behaviour  

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Human activities---from voter mobilization to political protests---increasingly take place in online environments, providing novel opportunities for relating individual behaviours to population-level outcomes. The recent availability of data sets that capture the behaviour of individuals participating in online social systems has driven the emerging field of computational social science, as large-scale empirical data sets enable the development of detailed computational models of individual and collective behaviour. Given the inherent limitations of observational data, it is crucial to investigate the extent to which models of collective dynamics can distinguish between different individual-level mechanisms. Here we introduce a simple generative model for the collective behaviour of millions of social networking site users who are deciding between different software applications. Our model incorporates two distinct components: one is associated with recent decisions of users, and the other reflects the cumula...

Gleeson, James P; Onnela, Jukka-Pekka; Porter, Mason A; Reed-Tsochas, Felix

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

354

Loading atom lasers by collectivity-enhanced optical pumping  

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The effect of collectivity on the loading of an atom laser via optical pumping is discussed. In our model, atoms in a beam are laser-excited and subsequently spontaneously decay into a trapping state. We consider the case of sufficiently high particle density in the beam such that the spontaneous emission is modified by the particle interaction. We show that the collective effects lead to a better population of the trapping state over a wide range of system parameters, and that the second-order correlation function of the atoms can be controlled by the applied laser field.

Macovei, Mihai A.; Evers, Joerg [Max-Planck-Institut fuer Kernphysik, Saupfercheckweg 1, D-69117 Heidelberg (Germany)

2010-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

355

Embryo collection and attempted replacement in the mare  

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embryo collections, was similar to that described by Oguri and Tsutsumi (1980). An 18 gauge Foley 3-way catheter with a 75 cc balloon (Bardex, Bard Hospital Division, C. R. Bard Inc. , Murray Hill, New Jersey) was introduced into the vagina by hand... (Member) J. D. McCrady (Head of Department) August 1983 ABSTRACT Embryo Collection and Attempted Replacement in the Mare (August, 1983) Jane S, Beach, B. S. , Texas A&M University Chairman of advisory committee: Dr. Duane C. Kraemer Embryos were...

Beach, Jane Salisbury

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

356

A 300 GHz collective scattering diagnostic for low temperature plasmas  

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A compact and portable 300 GHz collective scattering diagnostic employing a homodyne detection scheme has been constructed and installed on the hot helicon experiment (HELIX). Verification of the homodyne detection scheme was accomplished with a rotating grooved aluminum wheel to Doppler shift the interaction beam. The HELIX chamber geometry and collection optics allow measurement of scattering angles ranging from 60 deg. to 90 deg. Artificially driven ion-acoustic waves are also being investigated as a proof-of-principle test for the diagnostic system.

Hardin, Robert A.; Scime, Earl E. [Department of Physics, West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia 26506-6315 (United States); Heard, John [Department of Physics, Clarion University, Clarion, Pennsylvania 16214 (United States)

2008-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

357

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

358

Collective Motion with Anticipation: Flocking, Spinning, and Swarming  

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We investigate the collective dynamics of self-propelled particles able to probe and anticipate the orientation of their neighbors. We show that a simple anticipation strategy hinders the emergence of homogeneous flocking patterns. Yet, anticipation promotes two other forms of self-organization: collective spinning and swarming. In the spinning phase, all particles follow synchronous circular orbits, while in the swarming phase, the population condensates into a single compact swarm that cruises coherently without requiring any cohesive interactions. We quantitatively characterize and rationalize these phases of polar active matter and discuss potential applications to the design of swarming robots.

Morin, Alexandre; Eloy, Christophe; Bartolo, Denis

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

359

Flash Memory Garbage Collection in Hard Real-Time Systems  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

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 simpli ed memory consumption models. Results show that I prove the proactive schemes achieve the larger... work in the area of ash memory management. Moreover, we review the previous research about garbage collection in real-time system. In Chapter III we will describe a simpli ed ash memory model that will be used throughout the rest of the thesis...

Lai, Chien-An

2012-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

360

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

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361

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. 13 figs.

French, P.D.

1998-11-17T23:59:59.000Z

362

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

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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

363

Efficiency improved turboprop. Technical memo  

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Renewed attention has been focused on the efficiency of aircraft propulsion as the cost of fuel has risen. Studies conducted by NASA (1) to obtain fuel efficient aircraft have considered relatively highly-loaded turbo-prop systems. The disc loadings of these propellers are as much as four times higher than those on present turboprop aircraft. The higher disc loadings result in greater slipstream swirl and higher energy losses. Of primary importance is the radial distribution of the energy losses across the slipstream due to the tangential and axial velocities. This study presents the results of analysis defining the various sources of energy loss resulting from a swirling slipstream downstream of a propeller. Experimental data are presented demonstrating the presence of such losses and a propeller configuration discussed which offers improved propulsive performance when relatively highly-loaded propellers are employed.

Gearhart, W.S.

1982-06-10T23:59:59.000Z

364

Recent performance improvements on FXR  

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The FXR machine is a nominal 4-kA, 20-MeV, linear-induction, electron accelerator for flash radiography at LLNL. The machine met its baseline requirements in March 1982. Since then, the performance has been greatly improved. We have achieved stable and repeatable beam acceleration and transport, with over 80% transmission to the tungsten bremsstrahlung target located some 35 m downstream. For best stability, external-beam steering has been eliminated almost entirely. We regularly produce over 500 Roentgen at 1 m from the target (TLD measurement), with a radiographic spot size of 3 to 5 mm. Present efforts are directed towards the development of a 4-kA tune, working interactively with particle-field and beam transport code models. A remaining uncertainty is the possible onset of RF instabilities at the higher current levels.

Kulke, B.; Kihara, R.

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

365

Data quality improvements for FAA  

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Effective communication among air safety professionals is only as good as the information being communicated. Data sharing cannot be effective unless the data are relevant to aviation safety problems, and decisions based on faulty data are likely to be invalid. The validity of aviation safety data depends on satisfying two primary characteristics. Data must accurately represent or conform to the real world (conformance), and it must be relevant or useful to addressing the problems at hand (utility). The FAA, in efforts to implement the Safety Performance Analysis System (SPAS), identified significant problems in the quality of the data which SPAS and FAA air safety professionals would use in defining the state of aviation safety in the US. These finding were reinforced by Department of Transportation Inspector General and General Accounting Office investigations into FAA surveillance of air transport operations. Many recent efforts to improve data quality have been centered on technological solutions to the problems. They concentrate on reducing errors in the data (conformance), but they cannot adequately address the relationship of data to need (utility). Sandia National Laboratories, working with the FAA`s Airport and Aircraft Safety Research and Development Division and the Flight Standards Service, has been involved in four programs to assist FAA in addressing their data quality problems. The Sandia approach has been data-driven rather than technology-driven. In other words, the focus has been on first establishing the data requirements by analyzing the FAA`s surveillance and decision-making processes. This process analysis looked at both the data requirements and the methods used to gather the data in order to address both the conformance and utility problems inherent in existing FAA data systems. This paper discusses Sandia`s data quality programs and their potential improvements to the safety analysis processes and surveillance programs of the FAA.

Perry, R.; Marlman, K.; Olson, D.; Werner, P.

1997-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

366

Advanced fenestration systems for improved daylight performance  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Systems for Improved Daylight Performance S. Selkowitz, E.S.Systems for Improved Daylight Performance S. Selkowitz, E.S.Introduction The use of daylight to replace or supplement

Selkowitz, S.; Lee, E.S.

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

367

Nontoxic quantum dot research improves solar cells  

Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

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...

368

Productivity Improvement of a Manual Assembly Line  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

The current project addresses the productivity improvement of a manual assembly line by making use of operations analysis in the framework of Lean production. A methodology is proposed that helps to improve the productivity of any production process...

Yerasi, Pranavi

2012-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

369

Vehicle Fuel Economy Improvement through Thermoelectric Waste...  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

Recovery Vehicle Fuel Economy Improvement through Thermoelectric Waste Heat Recovery 2005 Diesel Engine Emissions Reduction (DEER) Conference Presentations and Posters...

370

Secretary Richardson Accepts Recommendations for Improving Security...  

National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

Secretary Richardson Accepts Recommendations for Improving Security at Nuclear Weapons Laboratories | National Nuclear Security Administration Facebook Twitter Youtube Flickr RSS...

371

Refractory Lining Material Improves Gasifer Performance  

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water GASIFICATION CHAMBER the ENERGY lab NATIONAL ENERGY TECHNOLOGY LABORATORY Technology Transfer Refractory Lining Material Improves Gasifier Performance Award Winning...

372

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

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

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

373

Nullification test collections for web spam and SEO Timothy Jones  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Nullification test collections for web spam and SEO Timothy Jones Computer Science Dept optimisation (SEO) on the ranking of non-spam pages is not well supported by these resources. Nor is the study and excessive \\search engine optimization" (SEO)). To motivate the idea of nulli#12;cation as opposed to re

Hawking, David

374

Collection and Use of Family History in Oncology Clinics  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Collection and Use of Family History in Oncology Clinics TO THE EDITOR: The American Society of Clinical Oncology expert statement1 covered many helpful aspects of the clinical use of a family history-Cancer Database,relatingtotheproportionoffamilialcancers.3 Totalcancers in the offspring population (maximal age

Hemminki, Akseli

375

Radial Electron Collection in Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Radial Electron Collection in Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells Alex B. F. Martinson,, Jeffrey W. Elam photoelectrode architecture consisting of concentric conducting and semiconducting nanotubes for use in dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs). Atomic layer deposition is employed to grow indium tin oxide (ITO) within a porous

376

Exploiting Collective Effects of Multiple Optoelectronic Devices Integrated in a  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Exploiting Collective Effects of Multiple Optoelectronic Devices Integrated in a Single Fiber. In this work, we demonstrate the successful fabrication of an eight-device cascaded optoelectronic fiber of integrating multiple optoelectronic components into a single fiber cross-section. This is in fact a common

California at Irvine, University of

377

Collective Thomson Scattering Diagnostics of Confined Fast Ions  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Collective Thomson Scattering Diagnostics of Confined Fast Ions Paul Woskov1, S. B. Korsholm1,2, H. W. Oosterbeek4, J. Hoekzema4, F. Leuterer5, D.Wagner5 1MIT Plasma Science & Fusion Center 2RisøMax Planck IPP ITPA Diagnostics Meeting, Princeton, March 26 - 30, 2007 #12;CTS Diagnostic Features

378

Mobile GIS for Cadastral Data Collection in Ghana Eric MENSAHOKANTEY  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Mobile GIS for Cadastral Data Collection in Ghana Eric MENSAH­OKANTEY Barend K�BBEN 1 Introduction With the development of Web GIS and the emergence of Mobile GIS new possibilities of data capture and maintenance objective was to design a system of Mobile GIS suitable for building and revising a cadastral database. Up

Köbben, Barend

379

DOE Hosts Festival to Collect Items for Area Food Banks  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Deputy Secretary of Energy Daniel Poneman and a representative of the Capital Area Food Bank are among the guest speakers at an event this Tuesday, July 31, to collect food items for the DOE Feeds Families drive.

380

Geometrical Arrangements of a Collection of Bubbles Roman urikovic  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ G ­ slovenský casopis pre geometriu a grafiku, rocník 2 (2005), císlo 1, s. 7 - 16 7 #12;RomanGeometrical Arrangements of a Collection of Bubbles Roman urikovic Faculty of Mathematics, Physics and Informatics Comenius University, Slovakia email: roman.durikovic@fmph.uniba.sk Abstrakt V tomto clánku

Durikovic, Roman

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381

Replication-Based Incremental Copying Collection Scott Nettles  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Replication-Based Incremental Copying Collection Scott Nettles 1, James O'Tool e 2, David Pi erce 3 for mai ntai ni ng consi stency may be appl i ed. In our i mpl ementati on for Standard ML of New

Williams, Brian C.

382

Content-Based Document Image Retrieval in Complex Document Collections  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Content-Based Document Image Retrieval in Complex Document Collections G. Agama, S. Argamona, O address the problem of content-based image retrieval in the context of complex document images. Complex document are documents that typically start out on paper and are then electronically scanned. These docu

383

Have you always had a rock collection? Are interesting  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

5/2013 GEOLOGY Have you always had a rock collection? Are interesting landforms your favorite vacation sites? Would you like to help someone locate groundwater or oil-bearing rock formations? If you answered yes to any of these questions, maybe geology is the field for you. Wichita State University

384

HISTORICAL WOOD COLLECTION AT THE DENDROCHRONOLOGY LABORATORY, VYTAUTAS MAGNUS  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

investigations. Subfossil oaks from river gravels, pines from peat bogs and wood from archeological excavations.) samples were collected in two peat bogs with pine trunks embedded in oligotrophic peat layers. One more than 300 samples of pine stumps and stems preserved in oligotrophic peat layers were coll

385

ELECTRONICS DIVISION TECHNICAL NOTE 195 IPG Continuum Data Collection System  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

hardware provide the user interface for collecting, documenting and analyzing the data. The user enters parameters "sample rate", "switch rate" and "cycles/integration". The enable/stop switch arms and disarms/stop switch should be set to enable. The Switch Control LED and the Recording Data LED will be flashing when

Groppi, Christopher

386

The Semantic Web: Collective Intelligence on the Web  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

The Semantic Web: Collective Intelligence on the Web Maciej Janik, Ansgar Scherp, and Steffen Staab lastname@uni-koblenz.de Institute for Web Science and Technologies, WeST University of Koblenz-Landau Abstract. The World Wide Web has turned hypertext into a success story by enabling world-wide sharing

Staab, Steffen

387

Ontology Generation for Large Email Collections Language Technologies Institute  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Ontology Generation for Large Email Collections Hui Yang Language Technologies Institute School Callan Language Technologies Institute School of Computer Science Carnegie Mellon University 5000 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA, 15213 callan@cs.cmu.edu ABSTRACT This paper presents a new approach

Massachusetts at Amherst, University of

388

Skagit Valley Research Collection / Ian E. Efford (collector)  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Skagit Valley Research Collection / Ian E. Efford (collector) Compiled by Christopher Hives (1997 of Creation / Physical Description o Collector's Biographical Sketch o Scope and Content o Notes File List-1982. 13 cm of textual records. 35 photographs. Collector's Biographical Sketch Ian Efford was an ecologist

Handy, Todd C.

389

Towards Hinted Collection Annotations for decreasing garbage collector pause times  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Towards Hinted Collection Annotations for decreasing garbage collector pause times Philip Reames are influenced as much by garbage collector behavior as by resource availability. We present an alternate performance not correct- ness. Our hinted collector algorithm uses these hints to identify a subset

Necula, George

390

Formal Proof of Abstract Model Checking of Concurrent Garbage Collection  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

, the correctness of abstraction is not always easy to verify. In our pre- vious work, we applied abstract model with that of proving the concrete system from scratch (not by abstract model checking). In our previous work [6], whichFormal Proof of Abstract Model Checking of Concurrent Garbage Collection Koichi Takahashi Masami

Hagiya, Masami

391

Collection and Evaluation of Flowing Pressure and Temperature  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

SGP-TR-100 Collection and Evaluation of Flowing Pressure and Temperature Data fkom Geothermal Wells profiles from ten geothermal wells around the world. It also provides calculated pressure and temperature and flow pattern transitions for the ten geothermal wells in our study is also presented. The analysis

Stanford University

392

Characteristics of the samples in the FNG fission deposit collection  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Information concerning the samples in the Fast Neutron Generator (FNG) Group's fission deposit collection has been assembled. This includes the physical dimensions, isotopic analyses, half-lives, alpha emission rates specific activities and deposit weights. 10 refs., 9 figs., 5 tabs.

Meadows, J.W.

1990-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

393

COLLECTION OF GROUP CHARACTERISTICS OF PLEUROTUS ERYNGII USING MACHINE  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

production of edible fungi is present on the "bottleneck" problem. Therefore, exploration accurate and rapid system. Its main contents include the following: collection of pleurotus eryngii image; image processing, China is the largest producer of edible fungi, edible fungi production in China is the world's edible

394

Collection and Analysis of Two Complex Ecological Datasets  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

the ChiRoPing and Fish4Knowledge EU funded research projects. Categories and Subject Descriptors I.2 Analysis: Time-varying imagery, Object recognition Keywords Biological video analysis; bat tracking; fish 55 For more information, see: www.chiroping.org Fish4Knowledge Fish4Knowledge2 collected and analysed

Fisher, Bob

395

A -calculus with limited resources, garbage-collection and guarantees  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

A -calculus with limited resources, garbage-collection and guarantees David Teller Abstract. Techniques such as mobility and distribution are often used to overcome limitations of resources at formalizing the notion of limited resources in process algebras for mobility and distribution. In this paper

Teller, David

396

Waste Management in Dsseldorf Combination of separate collection,  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Waste Management in Düsseldorf Combination of separate collection, recycling and waste-to-energy Biowaste Garden waste Light packaging Paper Glass Wood from bulky waste Bulky waste Rest / mixed waste Bio- Garden- Paper Glass Light Metals Wood Bulky Rest waste waste Card- Pack. waste board Saved CO2

Columbia University

397

Distributed motion planning algorithms for a collection of vehicles  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

are stationary. The problem considered in this thesis, referred to as the UV problem, is the allotment of tasks to each UV along with the sequence in which they must be performed so that a maximum number of tasks are accomplished collectively...

Pargaonkar, Sudhir Sharadrao

2004-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

398

Ris Energy Report 4 Efficiency improvements Introduction  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

END ULTIMATE MEANS END-USE TRADE LINE Figure 9: The energy chain with the three levels of potential, to South Africa where the coal is mined. The further up the chain that efficiency is improved, the greaterRisø Energy Report 4 Efficiency improvements 6 Introduction Energy efficiency can be improved

399

The proton-neutron symplectic model of nuclear collective motions  

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A proton-neutron symplectic model of collective motions, based on the non-compact symplectic group $Sp(12,R)$, is introduced by considering the symplectic geometry of the two-component many-particle nuclear system. The possible classical collective motions are determined by different dynamical groups that can be constructed from the symplectic generators. The relation of the $Sp(12,R)$ irreps with the shell-model classification of the basis states is considered by extending of the state space to the direct product space of $SU_{p}(3) \\otimes SU_{n}(3)$ irreps, generalizing in this way the Elliott's $SU(3)$ model for the case of two-component system. The $Sp(12,R)$ model appears then as a natural multi-major-shell extension of the generalized proton-neutron $SU(3)$ scheme which takes into account the core collective excitations of monopole and quadrupole, as well as dipole type associated with the giant resonance vibrational degrees of freedom. Each $Sp(12,R)$ irreducible representation is determined by a symplectic bandhead or an intrinsic $U(6)$ space which can be fixed by the underlying proton-neutron shell-model structure, so the theory becomes completely compatible with the Pauli principle. It is shown that this intrinsic $U(6)$ structure is of vital importance for the appearance of the low-lying collective bands with both the positive and negative parity. The full range of low-lying collective states can then be described by the microscopically based intrinsic $U(6)$ structure, renormalized by coupling to the giant resonance vibrations.

H. G. Ganev

2014-10-17T23:59:59.000Z

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CHARACTERIZATION OF CORE SAMPLE COLLECTED FROM THE SALTSTONE DISPOSAL FACILITY  

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During the month of September 2008, grout core samples were collected from the Saltstone Disposal Facility, Vault 4, cell E. This grout was placed during processing campaigns in December 2007 from Deliquification, Dissolution and Adjustment Batch 2 salt solution. The 4QCY07 Waste Acceptance Criteria sample collected on 11/16/07 represents the salt solution in the core samples. Core samples were retrieved to initiate the historical database of properties of emplaced Saltstone and to demonstrate the correlation between field collected and laboratory prepared samples. Three samples were collected from three different locations. Samples were collected using a two-inch diameter concrete coring bit. In April 2009, the core samples were removed from the evacuated sample container, inspected, transferred to PVC containers, and backfilled with nitrogen. Samples furthest from the wall were the most intact cylindrically shaped cored samples. The shade of the core samples darkened as the depth of coring increased. Based on the visual inspection, sample 3-3 was selected for all subsequent analysis. The density and porosity of the Vault 4 core sample, 1.90 g/cm{sup 3} and 59.90% respectively, were comparable to values achieved for laboratory prepared samples. X-ray diffraction analysis identified phases consistent with the expectations for hydrated Saltstone. Microscopic analysis revealed morphology features characteristic of cementitious materials with fly ash and calcium silicate hydrate gel. When taken together, the results of the density, porosity, x-ray diffraction analysis and microscopic analysis support the conclusion that the Vault 4, Cell E core sample is representative of the expected waste form.

Cozzi, A.; Duncan, A.

2010-01-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Photovoltaic concentrator module improvements study  

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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

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OPSAID improvements and capabilities report.  

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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

403

Prospects for improved fusion reactors  

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Ideally, a new energy source must be capable of displacing old energy sources while providing both economic opportunities and enhanced environmental benefits. The attraction of an essentially unlimited fuel supply has generated a strong impetus to develop advanced fission breeders and, even more strongly, the exploitation of nuclear fusion. Both fission and fusion systems trade a reduced fuel charge for a more capital-intensive plant needed to utilize a cheaper and more abundant fuel. Results from early conceptual designs of fusion power plants, however, indicated a capital intensiveness that could override cost savings promised by an inexpensive fuel cycle. Early warnings of these problems appeared, and generalized routes to more economically attractive systems have been suggested; specific examples have also recently been given. Although a direct reduction in the cost (and mass) of the fusion power core (FPC, i.e., plasma chamber, first wall, blanket, shield, coils, and primary structure) most directly reduces the overall cost of fusion power, with the mass power density (MPD, ratio of net electric power to FPC mass, kWe/tonne) being suggested as a figure-of-merit in this respect, other technical, safety/environmental, and institutional issues also enter into the definition of and direction for improved fusion concepts. These latter issues and related tradeoffs are discussed.

Krakowski, R.A.; Miller, R.L.; Hagenson, R.L.

1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Method to improve superconductor cable  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A method is disclosed of making a stranded superconductor cable having improved flexing and bending characteristics. In such method, a plurality of superconductor strands are helically wound around a cylindrical portion of a mandrel which tapers along a transitional portion to a flat end portion. The helically wound strands form a multistrand hollow cable which is partially flattened by pressure rollers as the cable travels along the transitional portion. The partially flattened cable is impacted with repeated hammer blows as the hollow cable travels along the flat end portion. The hammer blows flatten both the internal and the external surfaces of the strands. The cable is fully flattened and compacted by two sets of pressure rollers which engage the flat sides and the edges of the cable after it has traveled away from the flat end portion of the mandrel. The flattened internal surfaces slide easily over one another when the cable is flexed or bent so that there is very little possibility that the cable will be damaged by the necessary flexing and bending required to wind the cable into magnet coils.

Borden, A.R.

1984-03-08T23:59:59.000Z

405

Improving pulverized coal plant performance  

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A major deliverable of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) project ``Engineering Development of Advanced Coal-Fired Low-Emissions Boiler Systems`` (LEBS) is the design of a large, in this case 400 MWe, commercial generating unit (CGU) which will meet the Project objectives. The overall objective of the LEBS Project is to dramatically improve environmental performance of future pulverized coal fired power plants without adversely impacting efficiency or the cost of electricity. The DOE specified the use of near-term technologies, i.e., advanced technologies that partially developed, to reduce NO{sub x}, SO{sub 2} and particulate emissions to be substantially less than current NSPS limits. In addition, air toxics must be in compliance and waste must be reduced and made more disposable. The design being developed by the ABB Team is projected to meet all the contract objectives and to reduce emission of NO{sub x}, SO{sub 2} and particulates to one-fifth to one-tenth NSPS limits while increasing net station efficiency significantly and reducing the cost of electricity. This design and future work are described in the paper.

Regan, J.W.; Borio, R.W.; Palkes, M.; Mirolli, M. [ABB Combustion Engineering, Inc., Windsor, CT (United States); Wesnor, J.D. [ABB Environmental Systems, Birmingham, AL (United States); Bender, D.J. [Raytheon Engineers and Constructors, Inc., New York, NY (United States)

1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

406

An Improved Cluster Richness Estimator  

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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

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

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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

408

Two-stage Framework for a Topology-Based Projection and Visualization of Classified Document Collections  

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During the last decades, electronic textual information has become the world's largest and most important information source available. People have added a variety of daily newspapers, books, scientific and governmental publications, blogs and private messages to this wellspring of endless information and knowledge. Since neither the existing nor the new information can be read in its entirety, computers are used to extract and visualize meaningful or interesting topics and documents from this huge information clutter. In this paper, we extend, improve and combine existing individual approaches into an overall framework that supports topological analysis of high dimensional document point clouds given by the well-known tf-idf document-term weighting method. We show that traditional distance-based approaches fail in very high dimensional spaces, and we describe an improved two-stage method for topology-based projections from the original high dimensional information space to both two dimensional (2-D) and three dimensional (3-D) visualizations. To show the accuracy and usability of this framework, we compare it to methods introduced recently and apply it to complex document and patent collections.

Oesterling, Patrick; Scheuermann, Gerik; Teresniak, Sven; Heyer, Gerhard; Koch, Steffen; Ertl, Thomas; Weber, Gunther H.

2010-07-19T23:59:59.000Z

409

Protocol for Maximizing Energy Savings and Indoor Environmental Quality Improvements when Retrofitting Apartments  

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The current focus on building energy retrofit provides an opportunity to simultaneously improve indoor environmental quality (IEQ). Toward this end, we developed a protocol for selecting packages of retrofits that both save energy and improve IEQ in apartments. The protocol specifies the methodology for selecting retrofits from a candidate list while addressing expected energy savings, IEQ impacts, and costs in an integrated manner. Interviews, inspections and measurements are specified to collect the needed input information. The protocol was applied to 17 apartments in three buildings in two different climates within California. Diagnostic measurements and surveys conducted before and after retrofit implementation indicate enhanced apartment performance.

Noris, Federico; Delp, William W.; Vermeer, Kimberly; Adamkiewicz, Gary; Singer, Brett C.; Fisk, William J.

2012-06-18T23:59:59.000Z

410

Instrumented Water Tanks can Improve Air Shower Detector Sensitivity  

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Previous works have shown that water Cherenkov detectors have superior sensitivity to those of scintillation counters as applied to detecting extensive air showers (EAS). This is in large part due to their much higher sensitivity to EAS photons which are more than five times more numerous than EAS electrons. Large area water Cherenkov detectors can be constructed relatively cheaply and operated reliably. A sparse detector array has been designed which uses these types of detectors to substantially increase the area over which the Milagro Gamma Ray Observatory collects EAS information. Improvements to the Milagro detector's performance characteristics and sensitivity derived from this array and preliminary results from a prototype array currently installed near the Milagro detector will be presented.

Atkins, R; Berley, D; Chen, M L; Coyne, D G; Delay, R S; Dingus, B L; Dorfan, D E; Ellsworth, R W; Evans, D; Falcone, A D; Fleysher, L; Fleysher, R; Gisler, G; Goodman, J A; Haines, T J; Hoffman, C M; Hugenberger, S; Kelley, L A; Leonor, I; Macri, J R; McConnell, M; McCullough, J F; McEnery, J E; Miller, R S; Mincer, A I; Morales, M F; Némethy, P; Ryan, J M; Schneider, M; Shen, B; Shoup, A L; Sinnis, G; Smith, A J; Sullivan, G W; Thompson, T N; Tümer, T O; Wang, K; Wascko, M O; Westerhoff, S; Williams, D A; Yang, T; Yodh, G B

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

411

Diesel fuel quality is improving in most European countries  

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Associated Octel Co. Ltd. has surveyed the quality of 96 European winter-grade fuels, collected between November 1991 and February 1992. With the continuing interest in exhaust emissions, the trend toward lower sulfur and higher cetane quality has been maintained in most regions. Concerns about the reliability of the cold filter plugging point (CFPP) test as a measure of low-temperature operability are reflected in closer control of fuel cloud point. Octel reported great differences in fuel stability, corrosion, and foaming tendency of gas oil products within many marketing areas. Additive packages are widely used to improve these properties and reduce exhaust emissions. The article describes the changes in quality since Octel's last survey.

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1993-03-08T23:59:59.000Z

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Instrumented Water Tanks can Improve Air Shower Detector Sensitivity  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Previous works have shown that water Cherenkov detectors have superior sensitivity to those of scintillation counters as applied to detecting extensive air showers (EAS). This is in large part due to their much higher sensitivity to EAS photons which are more than five times more numerous than EAS electrons. Large area water Cherenkov detectors can be constructed relatively cheaply and operated reliably. A sparse detector array has been designed which uses these types of detectors to substantially increase the area over which the Milagro Gamma Ray Observatory collects EAS information. Improvements to the Milagro detector's performance characteristics and sensitivity derived from this array and preliminary results from a prototype array currently installed near the Milagro detector will be presented.

R. Atkins; W. Benbow; D. Berley; M. -L. Chen; D. G. Coyne; R. S. Delay; B. L. Dingus; D. E. Dorfan; R. W. Ellsworth; D. Evans; A. Falcone; L. Fleysher; R. Fleysher; G. Gisler; J. A. Goodman; T. J. Haines; C. M. Hoffman; S. Hugenberger; L. A. Kelley; I. Leonor; J. Macri; M. McConnell; J. F. McCullough; J. E. McEnery; R. S. Miller; A. I. Mincer; M. F. Morales; P. Nemethy; J. M. Ryan; M. Schneider; B. Shen; A. Shoup; G. Sinnis; A. J. Smith; G. W. Sullivan; T. N. Thompson; O. T. Tumer; K. Wang; M. O. Wascko; S. Westerhoff; D. A. Williams; T. Yang; G. B. Yodh

1999-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

413

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

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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

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E-Print Network 3.0 - air samples collected Sample Search Results  

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Collection NASA's Stardust sample return capsule successfully landed at the Summary: Aerogel: Stardust Collection Material 12;NASA's Stardust sample return capsule...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - activities proposed collection Sample Search...  

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Activities (Co-operative Research and Collective Research) are specific schemes for SMEs which address... .3.2.4 Type of activities and allowed budget Collective Research...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - automatic fare collection Sample Search...  

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fare collection Search Powered by Explorit Topic List Advanced Search Sample search results for: automatic fare collection Page: << < 1 2 3 4 5 > >> 1 MANAGEMENT SCIENCE Vol. 54,...

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University of Kentucky Libraries Undergraduate Internship in the Special Collections Learning Lab  

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University of Kentucky Libraries Undergraduate Internship in the Special Collections Learning Lab Collections University of Kentucky Libraries Margaret I. King Building Lexington, KY 405060039 deirdre

MacAdam, Keith

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User Statistics Collection Practices | U.S. DOE Office of Science...  

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a Glance User Resources User Statistics Policies and Processes Definition Designation Process User Statistics Collection Practices User Statistics Collection Practices Archives...

419

Preemptible I/O Scheduling of Garbage Collection for Solid State Drives  

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Abstract Unlike hard disks, flash devices use out-of-update operations and they require a garbage collection (GC) process to reclaim invalid pages to create free blocks. This GC process is a major cause of performance degradation when running concurrently with other I/O operations as internal bandwidth is consumed to reclaim these invalid pages. The invocation of the GC process is generally governed by a low watermark on free blocks and other internal device metrics that different workloads meet at different intervals. This results in I/O performance that is highly dependent on workload characteristics. In this paper, we examine the GC process and propose a semi-preemptible GC scheme that allows GC processing to be preempted while pending I/O requests in the queue are serviced. Moreover, we further enhance flash performance by pipelining internal GC operations and merge them with pending I/O requests whenever possible. Our experimental evaluation of this semipreemptible GC scheme with realistic workloads demonstrate both improved performance and reduced performance variability. Write-dominant workloads show up to a 66.56% improvement in average response time with a 83.30% reduced variance in response time compared to the non-preemptible GC scheme. In addition, we explore opportunities of a new NAND flash device that supports suspend/resume commands for read, write and erase operations for fully preemptible GC. Our experiments with a fully preemptible GC enabled flash device show that request response time can be improved by up to 14.57% compared to semi-preemptible GC.

Lee, Junghee [ORNL; Kim, Youngjae [ORNL; Shipman, Galen M [ORNL; Oral, H Sarp [ORNL; Kim, Jongman [Georgia Institute of Technology

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

420

Converging Redundant Sensor Network Information for Improved Building Control  

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This project is investigating the development and application of sensor networks to enhance building energy management and security. Commercial, industrial and residential buildings often incorporate systems used to determine occupancy, but current sensor technology and control algorithms limit the effectiveness of these systems. For example, most of these systems rely on single monitoring points to detect occupancy, when more than one monitoring point would improve system performance. Phase I of the project focused on instrumentation and data collection. In Phase I, a new occupancy detection system was developed, commissioned and installed in a sample of private offices and open-plan office workstations. Data acquisition systems were developed and deployed to collect data on space occupancy profiles. In phase II of the project, described in this report, we demonstrate that a network of several sensors provides a more accurate measure of occupancy than is possible using systems based on single monitoring points. We also establish that analysis algorithms can be applied to the sensor network data stream to improve the accuracy of system performance in energy management and security applications, and show that it may be possible to use sensor network pulse rate to distinguish the number of occupants in a space. Finally, in this phase of the project we also developed a prototype web-based display that portrays the current status of each detector in a sensor network monitoring building occupancy. This basic capability will be extended in the future by applying an algorithm-based inference to the sensor network data stream, so that the web page displays the likelihood that each monitored office or area is occupied, as a supplement to the actual status of each sensor.

Dale K. Tiller; Gregor P. Henze

2005-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Converging Redundant Sensor Network Information for Improved Building Control  

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This project investigated the development and application of sensor networks to enhance building energy management and security. Commercial, industrial and residential buildings often incorporate systems used to determine occupancy, but current sensor technology and control algorithms limit the effectiveness of these systems. For example, most of these systems rely on single monitoring points to detect occupancy, when more than one monitoring point could improve system performance. Phase I of the project focused on instrumentation and data collection. During the initial project phase, a new occupancy detection system was developed, commissioned and installed in a sample of private offices and open-plan office workstations. Data acquisition systems were developed and deployed to collect data on space occupancy profiles. Phase II of the project demonstrated that a network of several sensors provides a more accurate measure of occupancy than is possible using systems based on single monitoring points. This phase also established that analysis algorithms could be applied to the sensor network data stream to improve the accuracy of system performance in energy management and security applications. In Phase III of the project, the sensor network from Phase I was complemented by a control strategy developed based on the results from the first two project phases: this controller was implemented in a small sample of work areas, and applied to lighting control. Two additional technologies were developed in the course of completing the project. A prototype web-based display that portrays the current status of each detector in a sensor network monitoring building occupancy was designed and implemented. A new capability that enables occupancy sensors in a sensor network to dynamically set the 'time delay' interval based on ongoing occupant behavior in the space was also designed and implemented.

Dale Tiller; D. Phil; Gregor Henze; Xin Guo

2007-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

422

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

423

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

424

Isovector pairing collective motion: Generator-coordinate-method approach  

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Isovector pairing collective motion is treated by means of the generator coordinate method. In this scheme, the isospin and number projection is performed analytically by the recognition of symmetry properties in the generalized Bardeen-Cooper-Schrieffer wave functions. Among the results obtained, our generator-coordinate-method values of energy and spectroscopic amplitude are shown to be comparable to those of shell model calculations. This is indeed encouraging, especially in view of the fact that they were reached using a simple approximation. The great simplicity of the present method, as compared with earlier complicated versions, suggests that they might prove useful in the study of isovector pairing collective states which are strongly populated by pair transfer reactions in medium weight nuclei.

Kyotoku, M.; Chen, H.

1987-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

425

How does color neutrality affect collective modes in color superconductors?  

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We revisit the issue of color neutrality in effective model descriptions of dense quark matter based on global color symmetry. While the equilibrium thermodynamics of such models is now well understood, we examine the collective modes, focusing on the fluctuations of the order parameter. We point out that the constraint of color neutrality must be carefully generalized in order to obtain physically consistent and well-defined results. Particularly important is that the collective modes associated with order parameter fluctuations couple to charge density fluctuations in the neutral medium. We start by proving explicitly that, in contrast to claims made previously in literature, Nambu-Goldstone bosons of spontaneously broken global color symmetry remain exactly massless even after imposing the color neutrality constraint. As the next step, we make the argument general by using effective field theory. We then employ the high-density approximation to calculate the couplings in the effective Lagrangian and thus the Nambu-Goldstone boson dispersion relations.

Hiroaki Abuki; Tomáš Brauner

2012-03-08T23:59:59.000Z

426

Vibrated polar disks: spontaneous motion, binary collisions, and collective dynamics  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

We study the spontaneous motion, binary collisions, and collective dynamics of "polar disks", i.e. purpose-built particles which, when vibrated between two horizontal plates, move coherently along a direction strongly correlated to their intrinsic polarity. The motion of our particles, although nominally three-dimensional and complicated, is well accounted for by a two-dimensional persistent random walk. Their binary collisions are spatiotemporally extended events during which multiple actual collisions happen, yielding a weak average effective alignment. We show that this well-controlled, "dry active matter" system can display collective motion with orientationally-ordered regions of the order of the system size. We provide evidence of strong number density in the most ordered regimes observed. These results are discussed in the light of the limitations of our system, notably those due to the inevitable presence of walls.

Julien Deseigne; Sébastien Léonard; Olivier Dauchot; Hugues Chaté

2012-01-29T23:59:59.000Z

427

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

428

Collective aspects of protein folding illustrated by a toy model  

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A simple toy model for polypeptides serves as a testbed to illuminate some nonlocal, or collective, aspects of protein folding phenomena. The model is two dimensional and has only two amino acids, but involves a continuous range of backbone bend angles. Global potential energy minima and their folding structures have been determined for leading members of two special and contrasting polypeptide sequences, center doped and Fibonacci, named descriptively for their primary structures. The results display the presence of spontaneous symmetry breaking, elastic strain, and substantial conformational variation for specific embedded amino acid strings. We conclude that collective variables generated by the primary amino acid structure may be required for fully effective protein folding predictors, including those based on neural networks.

Stillinger, F.H. [AT& T Bell Laboratories, Murray Hill, New Jersey 07974 (United States)] [AT& T Bell Laboratories, Murray Hill, New Jersey 07974 (United States); Head-Gordon, T. [Life Sciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, University of California, Berkeley, California 94720 (United States)] [Life Sciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, University of California, Berkeley, California 94720 (United States)

1995-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

429

Collective waves in dense and confined microfluidic droplet arrays  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Excitation mechanisms for collective waves in confined dense one-dimensional microfluidic droplet arrays are investigated by experiments and computer simulations. We demonstrate that distinct modes can be excited by creating specific `defect' patterns in flowing droplet trains. Excited longitudinal modes exhibit a short-lived cascade of pairs of laterally displacing droplets. Transversely excited modes obey the dispersion relation of microfluidic phonons and induce a coupling between longitudinal and transverse modes, whose origin is the hydrodynamic interaction of the droplets with the confining walls. Moreover, we investigate the long-time behaviour of the oscillations and discuss possible mechanisms for the onset of instabilities. Our findings demonstrate that the collective dynamics of microfluidic droplet ensembles can be studied particularly well in dense and confined systems. Experimentally, the ability to control microfluidic droplets may allow to modulate the refractive index of optofluidic crystals which is a promising approach for the production of dynamically programmable metamaterials.

Ulf D. Schiller; Jean-Baptiste Fleury; Ralf Seemann; Gerhard Gompper

2015-02-19T23:59:59.000Z

430

ATCOM: Automatically Tuned Collective Communication System for SMP Clusters  

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Conventional implementations of collective communications are based on point-to-point communications, and their optimizations have been focused on efficiency of those communication algorithms. However, point-to-point communications are not the optimal choice for modern computing clusters of SMPs due to their two-level communication structure. In recent years, a few research efforts have investigated efficient collective communications for SMP clusters. This dissertation is focused on platform-independent algorithms and implementations in this area. There are two main approaches to implementing efficient collective communications for clusters of SMPs: using shared memory operations for intra-node communications, and overlapping inter-node/intra-node communications. The former fully utilizes the hardware based shared memory of an SMP, and the latter takes advantage of the inherent hierarchy of the communications within a cluster of SMPs. Previous studies focused on clusters of SMP from certain vendors. However, the previously proposed methods are not portable to other systems. Because the performance optimization issue is very complicated and the developing process is very time consuming, it is highly desired to have self-tuning, platform-independent implementations. As proven in this dissertation, such an implementation can significantly out-perform the other point-to-point based portable implementations and some platform-specific implementations. The dissertation describes in detail the architecture of the platform-independent implementation. There are four system components: shared memory-based collective communications, overlapping mechanisms for inter-node and intra-node communications, a prediction-based tuning module and a micro-benchmark based tuning module. Each component is carefully designed with the goal of automatic tuning in mind.

Meng-Shiou Wu

2005-12-17T23:59:59.000Z

431

Coordinated garbage collection for raid array of solid state disks  

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An optimized redundant array of solid state devices may include an array of one or more optimized solid-state devices and a controller coupled to the solid-state devices for managing the solid-state devices. The controller may be configured to globally coordinate the garbage collection activities of each of said optimized solid-state devices, for instance, to minimize the degraded performance time and increase the optimal performance time of the entire array of devices.

Dillow, David A; Ki, Youngjae; Oral, Hakki S; Shipman, Galen M; Wang, Feiyi

2014-04-29T23:59:59.000Z

432

Latin American vertebrate systematic collections: status and management procedures  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

as the Neotropical areas where Spanish and Portuguese are the official languages (Pefaur, 1987) . In this case, the concept was followed, but Guyana, Suriname and Trinidad, in spite of their different languages, were also considered as part as this survey because.... 0 100. 0 Paraguay Peru Puerto Rico Surinam Trinidad Uruguay Venezuela 10 50. 0 100. 0 50. 0 50. 0 TOTAL 94 50 53. 2 14 RESULTS AND DISCUSSION Responses were received from 50 institutions (127 collections), which represent a 53. 2...

Arrizabalaga, M. Begona

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

433

Unit hydrograph application to stormwater collection system design and analysis  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

review of each model studied and its capabilities follows. Storm Water Management Model. ? The Storm Water Management Model (SWMM) was developed by the United States Environmental Protection Agency for the analysis of urban stormwater runoff... backwater analysis option uses the Direct Step Method to compute the water surface profiles in the storm sewer system. Two case studies with complex stormwater collection systems were modeled to verify and validate the hydrologic and hydraulic methods...

Spinks, Melvin Gerald

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

434

SLAC Large Detector (SLD) Image and Event Display Collections  

DOE Data Explorer [Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)]

The SLD makes use of the unique capabilities of the Stanford Linear Collider (SLC) to perform studies of polarized Z particles produced in collisions between electrons and positrons. The SLD Event Display Collection shows computer generated pictures of a number of Z particle decays as reconstructed by the SLD detector. More than 90 images, each in several formats, captured from 1991 - 1996 events, are archived here. There are also figures and data plots available.

Perl, Joseph; Cowan, Ray; Johnson, Tony

435

Collective modes in multiband superfluids and superconductors: Multiple dynamical classes  

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One important way to characterize the states having a gauge symmetry spontaneously broken over multibands is to look at their collective excitation modes. We find that a three-band system has multiple Leggett modes with significantly different masses, which can be classified into different dynamical classes according to whether multiple interband Josephson currents add or cancel. This provides a way to dynamically characterize multiband superconductivity while the pairing symmetry is a static property.

Ota, Yukihiro [CCSE, Japan Atomic Energy Agency, Higashi-Ueno, Tokyo 110-0015 (Japan); CREST (JST), Honcho, Kawaguchi, Saitama 332-0012 (Japan); Machida, Masahiko [CCSE, Japan Atomic Energy Agency, Higashi-Ueno, Tokyo 110-0015 (Japan); CREST (JST), Honcho, Kawaguchi, Saitama 332-0012 (Japan) and JST, TRIP, Sanbancho, Tokyo 102-0075 (Japan); Koyama, Tomio [CREST (JST), Honcho, Kawaguchi, Saitama 332-0012 (Japan) and Institute for Materials Research, Tohoku University, Katahira, Sendai 980-8577 (Japan); Aoki, Hideo [JST, TRIP, Sanbancho, Tokyo 102-0075 (Japan); Department of Physics, University of Tokyo, Hongo, Tokyo 113-0033 (Japan)

2011-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

436

INDUSTRIAL ENERGY DATA COLLECTION EXISTING SYSTEM AND PROPOSED FUTURE  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

.4 Hydro Quebec 14 5.5 Energy Research Group, Simon Fraser University 14 5.6 CANMET 15 #12;Industrial. INDUSTRIAL PRIMARY ENERGY DATA COLLECTION FORMATS 27 9.1 Energy Audits 27 9.1.1 Methodology 29 9.1.2 Steps Involved in an Energy Audit 30 9.2 Surveys 31 9.2.1 Detailed Site Energy End-use Survey 32 9.2.2 Equipment

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The international status of intelligence-collecting reconnaissance satellites  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

May 1972 Major Subject: Political Science THE INTERNATIONAL STATUS OF INTELLIGENCE- COLLECTING RECONNAISSANCE SATELLITES A Thesis by BRENT ALLEN GATES Approved as to style and content by: (Chairman of Commit e) 09JD ' J 'd (Head of Department... and legal issues surrounding aerial reconnaissance are examined. It is shown that the rapid technological evolution of spaceborne reconnaissance systems which is taking place in the absence of international agreements governing these systems is a...

Gates, Brent Allen

1972-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

438

Minimization of adhesions during embryo collection in sheep  

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The primary objective of this investigation was the development of a procedure that would allow uterine stage ovine embryos to be repeatedly collected from genetically superior ewes. The initial experiments in this investigation were therefore centered... Distribution of Cell Stages of Bnbryos at at Various Times After Oestrus . 18 Percentage Survival of Bnbryos Recovered Fran Donor Ewes at Various Times After the Onset of Estrus and Transferred to the Oviduct or Uterus 22 Survival Rate of Bnbryos...

Capehart, Joe Steven

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

439

Collective Impact for Zero Net Energy Homes | Department of Energy  

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AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Delicious Rank EERE:YearRound-Up fromDepartmentTieCelebrate Earth Codes and Standards TechnicalDepartmentCollective

440

Optimal Heat Collection Element Shapes for Parabolic Trough Concentrators  

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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

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Improved measurements of the neutrino mixing angle $?_{13}$ with the Double Chooz detector  

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The Double Chooz experiment presents improved measurements of the neutrino mixing angle $\\theta_{13}$ using the data collected in 467.90 live days from a detector positioned at an average distance of 1050 m from two reactor cores at the Chooz nuclear power plant. Several novel techniques have been developed to achieve significant reductions of the backgrounds and systematic uncertainties with respect to previous publications, whereas the efficiency of the $\\bar\

Y. Abe; J. C. dos Anjos; J. C. Barriere; E. Baussan; I. Bekman; M. Bergevin; T. J. C. Bezerra; L. Bezrukov; E. Blucher; C. Buck; J. Busenitz; A. Cabrera; E. Caden; L. Camilleri; R. Carr; M. Cerrada; P. -J. Chang; E. Chauveau; P. Chimenti; A. P. Collin; E. Conover; J. M. Conrad; J. I. Crespo-Anadón; K. Crum; A. S. Cucoanes; E. Damon; J. V. Dawson; J. Dhooghe; D. Dietrich; Z. Djurcic; M. Dracos; M. Elnimr; A. Etenko; M. Fallot; F. von Feilitzsch; J. Felde; S. M. Fernandes; V. Fischer; D. Franco; M. Franke; H. Furuta; I. Gil-Botella; L. Giot; M. Göger-Neff; L. F. G. Gonzalez; L. Goodenough; M. C. Goodman; C. Grant; N. Haag; T. Hara; J. Haser; M. Hofmann; G. A. Horton-Smith; A. Hourlier; M. Ishitsuka; J. Jochum; C. Jollet; F. Kaether; L. N. Kalousis; Y. Kamyshkov; D. M. Kaplan; T. Kawasaki; E. Kemp; H. de Kerret; D. Kryn; M. Kuze; T. Lachenmaier; C. E. Lane; T. Lasserre; A. Letourneau; D. Lhuillier; H. P. Lima Jr; M. Lindner; J. M. López-Castaño; J. M. LoSecco; B. Lubsandorzhiev; S. Lucht; J. Maeda; C. Mariani; J. Maricic; J. Martino; T. Matsubara; G. Mention; A. Meregaglia; T. Miletic; R. Milincic; A. Minotti; Y. Nagasaka; Y. Nikitenko; P. Novella; L. Oberauer; M. Obolensky; A. Onillon; A. Osborn; C. Palomares; I. M. Pepe; S. Perasso; P. Pfahler; A. Porta; G. Pronost; J. Reichenbacher; B. Reinhold; M. Röhling; R. Roncin; S. Roth; B. Rybolt; Y. Sakamoto; R. Santorelli; A. C. Schilithz; S. Schönert; S. Schoppmann; M. H. Shaevitz; R. Sharankova; S. Shimojima; D. Shrestha; V. Sibille; V. Sinev; M. Skorokhvatov; E. Smith; J. Spitz; A. Stahl; I. Stancu; L. F. F. Stokes; M. Strait; A. Stüken; F. Suekane; S. Sukhotin; T. Sumiyoshi; Y. Sun; R. Svoboda; K. Terao; A. Tonazzo; H. H. Trinh Thi; G. Valdiviesso; N. Vassilopoulos; C. Veyssiere; M. Vivier; S. Wagner; N. Walsh; H. Watanabe; C. Wiebusch; L. Winslow; M. Wurm; G. Yang; F. Yermia; V. Zimmer

2015-01-21T23:59:59.000Z

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A MEMS-enabled 3D zincair microbattery with improved discharge characteristics based on a multilayer metallic substructure  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

to their high energy densities resulting mainly from the usage of atmospheric oxygen as one of the electrodes for more Home Search Collections Journals About Contact us My IOPscience #12;IOP PUBLISHING JOURNAL with improved areal energy density and areal capacity, particularly at high discharge rates. The device is based

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8/11/2014 BarryOno Collection https://web.archive.org/web/20071117013221/http://www.bl.uk/collections/onoweb.html 1/2  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

8/11/2014 BarryOno Collection https://web.archive.org/web/20071117013221/http;8/11/2014 BarryOno Collection https://web.archive.org/web/20071117013221/http

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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

445

Managing Warm-season Improved Pastures  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

. However, west of a line from Corpus Christi through San Antonio to Fort Worth, rainfall is greatly reduced year round and spring calving is preferred. The rainfall pattern in this area corresponds to for- age production as shown in Fig. 1. Spring calving... season corresponds to better forage quality and quantity in native rangeland and improved pastures. Because improved small grain pastures must be irrigated in many areas of west Texas, the cost of producing improved winter forages for cow-calf op...

Stichler, Charles; Prostko, Eric P.; Livingston, Stephen

1998-10-09T23:59:59.000Z

446

NNSA Sees Significant Achievements, Important Improvements in...  

Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

Sees Significant ... NNSA Sees Significant Achievements, Important Improvements in 2012 Posted: December 17, 2012 - 5:03pm As 2012 draws to a close, the National Nuclear Security...

447

24 Command Fire Improvement Action Program Plan  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Fluor Hanford (FH) is responsible for providing support to the Department of Energy Richland Operations Office (RL) in the implementation of the Hanford Emergency Preparedness (EP) program. During fiscal year 2000, a number of program improvements were identified from various sources including a major range fire (24 Command Fire). Evaluations of the emergency preparedness program have confirmed that it currently meets all requirements and that performance of personnel involved is good, however the desire to effect continuous improvement resulted in the development of this improvement program plan. This program plan defines the activities that will be performed in order to achieve the desired performance improvements.

GRIFFIN, G.B.

2000-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

448

Supertruck - Improving Transportation Efficiency through Integrated...  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

Research Supertruck - Improving Transportation Efficiency through Integrated Vehicle, Engine and Powertrain Research 2012 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and Vehicle...

449

First Electric Cooperative- Home Improvement Loans  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

First Electric Cooperative, a Touchstone Energy® Cooperative, serves over 85,000 member accounts throughout parts of seventeen counties in central and southeast Arkansas. The Home Improvement Loan...

450

Improving Wind Turbine Gearbox Reliability: Preprint  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

This paper describes a new research and development initiative to improve gearbox reliability in wind turbines begun at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Golden, Colorado, USA.

Musial, W.; Butterfield, S.; McNiff, B.

2007-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

451

Rural Business Energy Efficiency Improvement Loan Program  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

The Maryland Agricultural and Resource Based Industry Development Corporation (MARBIDCO) offers low interest loans for energy efficiency improvements to farms and rural businesses through the Rural...

452

Finding Similar Documents in Document Collections Thorsten Brants and Reinhard Stolle  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

and managing the collection. In partic­ ular, the document collections become unwieldy and ulti­ mately, the automated or computer­ assisted management of collections of natural language documents requires a fineFinding Similar Documents in Document Collections Thorsten Brants and Reinhard Stolle Palo Alto

Stolle, Reinhard

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Finding Similar Documents in Document Collections Thorsten Brants and Reinhard Stolle  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

and managing the collection. In partic- ular, the document collections become unwieldy and ulti- mately, the automated or computer- assisted management of collections of natural language documents requires a fineFinding Similar Documents in Document Collections Thorsten Brants and Reinhard Stolle Palo Alto

Stolle, Reinhard

454

Specify for Archaeology: A Proposed Data Model for Archaeological Collection Database Management  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

.................................................................................... 20 Archaeological Data Collection Procedures ............................................................................. 20 Archaeological Field Manuals... ............................................................................................... 21 Field Experience .................................................................................................................... 31 Interviews...

Miller, Theresa Marie

2012-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

455

Collective thermo-electrophoresis of charged colloids Arghya Majee and Alois Wrger  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

in the hydrodynamic sense, collective effects may significantly affect the thermophoretic mobility. Our results

Boyer, Edmond

456

Museum Regulations The term `Museum' covers the museum collections managed within Library, Special  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Museum Regulations Note The term `Museum' covers the museum collections managed within Library, Special Collections & Museums (including university art collection and the ethnographic and archaeological not cover the museums and collections managed within academic Schools (e.g. the Zoology Museum). 1 Visitors

Pym, David J.

457

Wind Forecast Improvement Project Southern Study Area Final Report...  

Office of Environmental Management (EM)

Wind Forecast Improvement Project Southern Study Area Final Report Wind Forecast Improvement Project Southern Study Area Final Report Wind Forecast Improvement Project Southern...

458

Classroom HVAC: Improving ventilation and saving energy -- field study plan  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

in this study. Classroom HVAC: Improving Ventilation andV8doc.sas.com/sashtml. Classroom HVAC: Improving VentilationBerkeley, CA 94720. Classroom HVAC: Improving Ventilation

Apte, Michael G.; Faulkner, David; Hodgson, Alfred T.; Sullivan, Douglas P.

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

459

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

SciTech Connect (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

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Mesoscopic entanglement of noninteracting qubits using collective spontaneous emission  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

We describe an experimentally straightforward method for preparing an entangled W state of up to 100 qubits. Our repeat-until-success protocol relies on detection of single photons from collective spontaneous emission in free space. Our method allows entanglement preparation in a wide range of qubit implementations that lack entangling qubit-qubit interactions. We give detailed numerical examples for entanglement of neutral atoms in optical lattices and of nitrogen-vacancy centres in diamond. The simplicity of our method should enable preparation of mesoscopic entangled states in a number of physical systems in the near future.

D. Kielpinski

2007-06-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Spin-one color superconductors: collective modes and effective Lagrangian  

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We investigate the collective excitations in spin-one color superconductors. We classify the Nambu--Goldstone modes by the pattern of spontaneous symmetry breaking, and then use the Ginzburg--Landau theory to derive their dispersion relations. These soft modes play an important role for the low-energy dynamics of the system such as the transport phenomena and hence are relevant for late-stage evolution of neutron stars. In the case of the color-spin-locking phase, we use a functional technique to obtain the low-energy effective action for the physical Nambu--Goldstone bosons that survive after gauging the color symmetry.

Jin-yi Pang; Tomas Brauner; Qun Wang

2010-10-11T23:59:59.000Z

462

A Collection of Algal Genomes from the JGI  

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Algae, defined as photosynthetic eukaryotes other than plants, constitute a major component of fundamental eukaryotic diversity. Acquisition of the ability to conduct oxygenic photosynthesis through endosymbiotic events has been a principal driver of eukaryotic evolution, and today algae continue to underpin aquatic food chains as primary producers. Algae play profound roles in the carbon cycle, can impose health and economic costs through toxic blooms, and are candidate sources for bio-fuels; all of these research areas are part of the mission of DOE?s Joint Genome Institute (JGI). A collection of algal projects ongoing at JGI contributes to each of these areas and illustrates analyses employed in their genome exploration.

Kuo, Alan; Grigoriev, Igor

2012-03-19T23:59:59.000Z

463

A Tale of Two Depositories: Weeding Federal Depository Collections  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

be weeded. Up to that time, only revised titles listed in the Superseded List (purl.access.gpo. gov/GPO/LPS22813) had been weeded on a limited basis. I was familiar with the federal depository print collection because I had recently helped shift many... the col- lection, and items not superseded had to be offered to other depository libraries before withdrawing (purl.access.gpo.gov/ GPO/LPS89341, Chapter 5.14). After establishing what not to weed, criteria for items for removal were created. Because...

Sare, Laura

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

464

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

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From the Micro-scale to Collective Crowd Dynamics  

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This paper deals with the kinetic theory modeling of crowd dynamics with the aim of showing how the dynamics at the micro-scale is transferred to the dynamics of collective behaviors. The derivation of a new model is followed by a qualitative analysis of the initial value problem. Existence of solutions is proved for arbitrary large times, while simulations are developed by computational schemes based on splitting methods, where the transport equations treated by finite difference methods for hyperbolic equations. Some preliminary reasonings toward the modeling of panic conditions are proposed.

Nicola Bellomo; Abdelghani Bellouquid; Damian Knopoff

2013-01-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Video: Collective cell motion - rotation | Argonne National Laboratory  

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Low-lying Collective States in {sup 136}Ba  

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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

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Blood Drive collects 44 units | The Ames Laboratory  

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AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr MayAtmospheric Optical Depth (AOD)ProductssondeadjustsondeadjustAboutScienceCareers Apply forBiosurveillance A LosBlood Drive collects 44

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Flattening coefficient of aerosols collected on treated slides  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

collected from oleic acid and DOP (dioctylphthalate) aerosols, The microscope slides were made oilphobic by immersion in a widely used fluorocarbon sur- factant (NYE BAR Type CT 2X or 3' Co. Chemical FC-721). The mean value of F f' or oleic acid... to the fluorocarbon surfactant coatina is larger than that for DOP. A theoretical formulism is presented for the flattening factor of a spherical droplet on a smooth, flat, treated surface. It is based on the assumption that the drop shape on the flat surface...

Olan-Figueroa, Excel

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

470

Improved catalysts for carbon and coal gasification  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

This invention relates to improved catalysts for carbon and coal gasification and improved processes for catalytic coal gasification for the production of methane. The catalyst is composed of at least two alkali metal salts and a particulate carbonaceous substrate or carrier is used. 10 figures, 2 tables.

McKee, D.W.; Spiro, C.L.; Kosky, P.G.

1984-05-25T23:59:59.000Z

471

IMPROVING SANDSTONE MATRIX STIMULATION OF OIL  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

IMPROVING SANDSTONE MATRIX STIMULATION OF OIL WELLS BY GAS PRECONDITIONING M. A. Aggour, M. Al, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia ABSTRACT Experience has shown that for sandstone formations, oil wells respond to matrix acidizing in a different manner as compared to gas wells. For oil wells, the improvement

Abu-Khamsin, Sidqi

472

Original article Improvement of zinc intestinal absorption  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Original article Improvement of zinc intestinal absorption and reduction of zinc/iron interaction of caseins, improves its absorption and could prevent inhibition by other nutrients such as iron (Fe). The absorption of Zn (100 Ilmol/L) bound to the 1-25 CN ((3-CN(1-25)) of (3-casein, or as ZnS04 was studied using

Boyer, Edmond

473

Improved Building Performance Through Effective Communication & Training  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

IMPROVED BUILDING PERFORMANCE THROUGH EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION & TRAINING Rick Bates Project Manager Environmental Education Foundation Gilbert, AZ ABSTRACT This paper describes the procedures involved in the development of a... variety of stake holders with respect to “Best Practices” for improved indoor air quality during the design, construction, operation and maintenance of commercial, educational, institutional, and large residential buildings. Specific training...

Bates, R.

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

474

Testability Transformation --Program Transformation to Improve Testability  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Testability Transformation -- Program Transformation to Improve Testability Mark Harman1 , Andr, 26 Richmond Street, Glasgow G1 1XH, UK. Corresponding Author. Abstract. Testability transformation. The goal is to improve the testing process by transforming a program to one that is more amenable

Binkley, David W.

475

Testability Transformation: Program Transformation to Improve Testability  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Testability Transformation: Program Transformation to Improve Testability An Overview of Recent Author. Abstract. Testability transformation is a new form of program transfor- mation in which the goal to some chosen test adequacy criterion. The goal is to improve the testing process by transforming

Singer, Jeremy

476

ESSENCE Good practice document series to improving  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

ESSENCE Good practice document series 2012 Five keys to improving research costing in low ESSENCE Good practice document series Five keys to improving research costing in low- and middle- income countries 2012 ESSENCE Good practice document series Contents About ESSENCE and this 2 good practise

Rambaut, Andrew

477

Special Publication Number 4, Checklist Of Types In The U.S. National Parasite Collection  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

, Num. Unico) 1972: Pretestis Collection number: 71927 Holotype australiensis Deblock, S.; and Pearson, J. C., 1968a 1968: Microphalloides Collection number: 7 yntype 18 TREMATODA australi s Manter, H. W., 1954b 1954. : Lecithochirium Collection... number: 4914-6 Holotype australis Manter, H. W., 1954b 1954.: Lepidapedon Collection number: 49118 Syntype australis Manter, H. W., 1954b 1954: Stephanostomum Collection number: 4.9126 Holotype australis Manter, H. W., 1969, 787-792 (Three new...

Salley, E. Jean; Lichtenfels, J. Ralph; Shaw, Judith H.

1978-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

478

Synchronized Collective Behavior via Low-cost Communication  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

An important natural phenomenon surfaces that satisfactory synchronization of self-driven particles can be achieved via sharply reduced communication cost, especially for high density particle groups with low external noise. Statistical numerical evidence illustrates that a highly efficient manner is to distribute the communication messages as evenly as possible along the whole dynamic process, since it minimizes the communication redundancy. More surprisingly, it is discovered that there exist some abnormal regions where moderately decreasing the communication cost can even improve the synchronization performance. A phase diagram on the noise-density parameter space is given, where the dynamical behaviors can be divided into three qualitatively different phases: normal phase where better synchronization corresponds to higher communication cost, abnormal phase where moderately decreasing communication cost could even improve the synchronization, and the disordered phase where no coherence among individuals is observed.

Hai-Tao Zhang; Michael ZhiQiang Chen; Tao Zhou

2007-07-23T23:59:59.000Z

479

Agency Information Collection Extension Notice of Public Comment: Federal  

Energy Savers [EERE]

AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Delicious RankCombustionImprovement3-- ------------------------------ChapterJuly 20142LoraAgency Financial

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FEASIBILITY OF THE AEROSOL-TO-LIQUID PARTICLE EXTRACTION SYSTEM (ALPES) FOR COLLECTION OF VIABLE FRANCISELLA SP.  

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Several Biowatch monitoring sites in the Houston area have tested positive for Francisella tularensis and there is a need to determine whether natural occurring Francisella-related microorganism(s) may be responsible for these observed positive reactions. The collection, culturing and characterization of Francisella-related natural microorganisms will provide the knowledge base to improve the future selectivity of Biowatch monitoring for Francisella. The aerosol-to-liquid particle extraction system (ALPES) is a high-efficiency, dual mechanism collection system that utilizes a liquid collection medium for capture of airborne microorganisms. Since the viability of microorganisms is preserved better in liquid medium than on air filters, this project was undertaken to determine whether Francisella philomiragia and Francisella tularensis LVS maintain acceptable viability in the continuous liquid recirculation, high direct current voltage and residual ozone concentrations which occur during ALPES operation. Throughout a series of preliminary trial runs with representative gram-negative and gram-positive microorganisms, several design modifications and improvements to the ALPES optimized liquid handling, electrical stability, sampling and overall performance for biological sampling. Initial testing with Francisella philomiragia showed viability was preserved better in PBS buffer than HBSS buffer. Trial runs at starting cell concentrations of 1.8 x 10{sup 6} and 2.5 x 10{sup 4} CFU/L showed less than a 1-log decrease in viability for F. philomiragia after 24 h in the ALPES. Francisella tularensis LVS (live vaccine strain) was used as a surrogate for virulent F. tularensis in ALPES trial runs conducted at starting cell concentrations of 10{sup 4}, 10{sup 5} and 10{sup 6} CFU/L. F. tularensis LVS was slow-growing and required highly selective growth media to prevent overgrowth by collected airborne microorganisms. In addition, one ALPES unit intake was HEPA filtered during the final trial runs with F. tularensis LVS to further reduce the levels of microbial background. Results from trials with F. tularensis LVS showed about a 1-log loss decrease in CFUs after 24 h, but maintained final cell concentrations in the range of 10{sup 3}-10{sup 4} CFU/L. These results indicate that the ALPES maintains acceptable viability of Francisella sp. in PBS buffer for up to 24 h and is a promising technology for the collection of viable airborne Francisella or Francisella-related cultures which may be observed at Biowatch monitoring sites in the Houston area and elsewhere.

Heitkamp, M

2006-08-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Hybrid Plasma Reactor/Filter for Transportable Collective Protection Systems  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

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

482

Attenuation of excitation decay rate due to collective effect  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

We study a series of $N$ oscillators each coupled to its nearest neighbours, and linearly to a phonon field through the oscillator's number operator. We show that the Hamiltonian of a pair of adjacent oscillators, or a dimer, within the series of oscillators can be transformed to a form in which they are collectively coupled to the phonon field as a composite unit. In the weak coupling and rotating-wave approximation, the system behaves effectively like the trilinear boson model in the one excitation subspace of the dimer subsystem. The reduced dynamics of the one excitation subspace of the dimer subsystem coupled weakly to a phonon bath is similar to that of a two-level system, with a metastable state against the vacuum. The decay constant of the subsystem is proportional to the dephasing rate of the individual oscillator in a phonon bath, attenuated by a factor that depends on site asymmetry, intersite coupling and the resonance frequency between the transformed oscillator modes, or excitons. As a result of the collective effect, the excitation relaxation lifetime is prolonged over the dephasing lifetime of an individual oscillator coupled to the same bath.

B. A. Tay

2014-08-26T23:59:59.000Z

483

Physics of Microswimmers - Single Particle Motion and Collective Behavior  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Locomotion and transport of microorganisms in fluids is an essential aspect of life. Search for food, orientation toward light, spreading of off-spring, and the formation of colonies are only possible due to locomotion. Swimming at the microscale occurs at low Reynolds numbers, where fluid friction and viscosity dominates over inertia. Here, evolution achieved propulsion mechanisms, which overcome and even exploit drag. Prominent propulsion mechanisms are rotating helical flagella, exploited by many bacteria, and snake-like or whip-like motion of eukaryotic flagella, utilized by sperm and algae. For artificial microswimmers, alternative concepts to convert chemical energy or heat into directed motion can be employed, which are potentially more efficient. The dynamics of microswimmers comprises many facets, which are all required to achieve locomotion. In this article, we review the physics of locomotion of biological and synthetic microswimmers, and the collective behavior of their assemblies. Starting from individual microswimmers, we describe the various propulsion mechanism of biological and synthetic systems and address the hydrodynamic aspects of swimming. This comprises synchronization and the concerted beating of flagella and cilia. In addition, the swimming behavior next to surfaces is examined. Finally, collective and cooperate phenomena of various types of isotropic and anisotropic swimmers with and without hydrodynamic interactions are discussed.

Jens Elgeti; Roland G. Winkler; Gerhard Gompper

2014-12-08T23:59:59.000Z

484

Octupole collectivity in $^{220}$Rn and $^{224}$Ra  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Collective properties of the radioactive nuclei $^{220}$Rn and $^{224}$Ra have been studied via Coulomb excitation of a $2.8$~A.MeV radioactive ion beam (RIB) incident upon $^{60}$Ni, $^{112,114}$Cd and $^{120}$Sn targets. The experiments took place at the REX-ISOLDE RIB facility, CERN. De-excitation $gamma$-ray yields following multiple-step Coulomb excitation were detected in coincidence with recoiling target nuclei in the Miniball spectrometer. For the first time, $B(E3;3^{+} ightarrow0^{+})$ values have been directly measured with a radioactive ion beam. In the process, $^{224}$Ra becomes the heaviest post-accelerated RIB to date at ISOLDE (with the possible exception of the quasi-stable $^{238}$U). The measurements presented in this thesis represent a tripling of the number of nuclei around $Zsimeq88$ and $Nsimeq134$, for which direct measurements of the octupole collectivity have been performed. The only previous measurements being for the relatively long-lived $^{226}$Ra. The $gamma$-ray yields, in con...

Gaffney, Liam Paul

485

SOFTWARE PROCESS IMPROVEMENT AND PRACTICE Softw. Process Improve. Pract. 2006; 11: 95105  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

SOFTWARE PROCESS IMPROVEMENT AND PRACTICE Softw. Process Improve. Pract. 2006; 11: 95­105 Published a special issue of Software Process ­ Improvement and Practice focusing on processes found in free or open emerging F/OSSD processes build and sustain these different projects? How might new studies

Scacchi, Walt

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Improving the detection ...1 Improving the detection of On-line Vertical Port Scan  

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Improving the detection ...1 Improving the detection of On-line Vertical Port Scan Improving the detection of On-line Vertical Port Scan in IP Traffic Yousra Chabchoub , Christine Fricker and Philippe to detect port scan attacks in IP traffic. Only relevant information about destination IP addresses

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Chemical kinetics of cetane number improving agents  

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The increasing demand for diesel fuels has resulted in the use of greater percentage of cracked distillates having poor ignition properties. The ignition properties of diesel fuels can be rated in terms of their cetane number and diesel fuels having low cetane number may have poor ignition properties such as diesel knock, difficulties to start engines in the cold weather and so on. Such diesel fuels need cetane number improving agents. In the 1940s and 1950s alkyl nitrates, alkyl nitrites and organic peroxides were found to be effective cetane number improving additives. Our recent study suggests that free radicals produced from thermal decomposition just before ignition should have an important role to improve their ignition properties. However no studies on the reaction mechanism for improving effect of these additives have been attempted because of complex nature of spontaneous ignition reaction of hydrocarbons. In order to clarify the reaction mechanism for improving effects of cetane number improving agents. We here have attempted to simulate the spontaneous ignition of n-butane as a model compound in the presence of alkyl nitrites as cetane number improving agents.

Hashimoto, K.; Akutsu, Y.; Arai, M.; Tamura, M. [Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)

1996-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

488

IMPROVED NATURAL GAS STORAGE WELL REMEDIATION  

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This report summarizes the research conducted during Budget Period One on the project ''Improved Natural Gas Storage Well Remediation''. The project team consisted of Furness-Newburge, Inc., the technology developer; TechSavants, Inc., the technology validator; and Nicor Technologies, Inc., the technology user. The overall objectives for the project were: (1) To develop, fabricate and test prototype laboratory devices using sonication and underwater plasma to remove scale from natural gas storage well piping and perforations; (2) To modify the laboratory devices into units capable of being used downhole; (3) To test the capability of the downhole units to remove scale in an observation well at a natural gas storage field; (4) To modify (if necessary) and field harden the units and then test the units in two pressurized injection/withdrawal gas storage wells; and (5) To prepare the project's final report. This report covers activities addressing objectives 1-3. Prototype laboratory units were developed, fabricated, and tested. Laboratory testing of the sonication technology indicated that low-frequency sonication was more effective than high-frequency (ultrasonication) at removing scale and rust from pipe sections and tubing. Use of a finned horn instead of a smooth horn improves energy dispersal and increases the efficiency of removal. The chemical data confirmed that rust and scale were removed from the pipe. The sonication technology showed significant potential and technical maturity to warrant a field test. The underwater plasma technology showed a potential for more effective scale and rust removal than the sonication technology. Chemical data from these tests also confirmed the removal of rust and scale from pipe sections and tubing. Focusing of the underwater plasma's energy field through the design and fabrication of a parabolic shield will increase the technology's efficiency. Power delivered to the underwater plasma unit by a sparkplug repeatedly was interrupted by sparkplug failure. The lifecycle for the plugs was less than 10 hours. An electrode feed system for delivering continuous power needs to be designed and developed. As a result, further work on the underwater plasma technology was terminated. It needs development of a new sparking system and a redesign of the pulsed power supply system to enable the unit to operate within a well diameter of less than three inches. Both of these needs were beyond the scope of the project. Meanwhile, the laboratory sonication unit was waterproofed and hardened, enabling the unit to be used as a field prototype, operating at temperatures to 350 F and depths of 15,000 feet. The field prototype was extensively tested at a field service company's test facility before taking it to the field site. The field test was run in August 2001 in a Nicor Gas storage field observation well at Pontiac, Illinois. Segmented bond logs, gamma ray neutron logs, water level measurements and water chemistry samples were obtained before and after the downhole demonstration. Fifteen tests were completed in the field. Results from the water chemistry analysis showed an increase in the range of calcium from 1755-1984 mg/l before testing to 3400-4028 mg/l after testing. For magnesium, the range increased from 285-296 mg/l to 461-480 mg/l. The change in pH from a range of 3.11-3.25 to 8.23-8.45 indicated a buffering of the acidic well water, probably due to the increased calcium available for buffering. The segmented bond logs showed no damage to the cement bond in the well and the gamma ray neutron log showed no increase in the amount of hydrocarbons present in the formation where the testing took place. Thus, the gas storage bubble in the aquifer was not compromised. A review of all the field test data collected documents the fact that the application of low-frequency sonication technology definitely removes scale from well pipe. Phase One of this project took sonication technology from the concept stage through a successful ''proof-of-concept'' downhole application in a natural gas storage field

James C. Furness; Donald O. Johnson; Michael L. Wilkey; Lynn Furness; Keith Vanderlee; P. David Paulsen

2001-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

489

Energy-Efficiency Improvement Opportunities for the Textile Industry  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

efficiency improvement opportunities in electric motors in electric motors 31 When considering energy-efficiencyefficiency improvement opportunities in electric motors

Hasanbeigi, Ali

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

490

Improved paving asphalt from Baku crudes  

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An improved paving asphalt has been obtained from commercial BN-60/90 asphalt by adding certain components that are waste materials in petroleum refining: a still residue from the distillation of naphthenic acids to improve adhesion properties, asphalt obtained in deasphalting vacuum resid to improve ductility and impart freeze resistance, and a dialkylnaphthalene as a pour point depressant. Three different blend formulations were prepared by melting and mixing and analyzed for their physicochemical properties. The possibility was also investigated of expanding the raw material base for paving asphalts by including certain waste materials obtained in refining Baku crudes.

Allakhverdiev, A.A.; Kuliev, R.B.; Samedova, F.I.

1988-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

491

Alienation in Italian cities. Social network fragmentation from collective data  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

We study the structure of a social network of strong ties (trust network) investigating its property of connectedness versus fragmentation. To this purpose we analyse an extensive set of census data, about marrying or having children with immigrants, collected by Italian national statistical institute for all Italian municipalities from 2001 to 2011. Not using neither obtaining personal local information but only average ones, our method fully complies with privacy and confidentiality. Our findings show that large cities display the behaviour of highly fragmented trust networks where individuals face possible phenomena of alienation. Smaller cities and villages instead behave like fully connected social systems with a rich tie structure, where isolation is rare or completely absent. While confirming classical sociological theories on alienation in large urban areas our approach provides a quantitative method to test them and a predictive tool for policy makers.

Contucci, Pierluigi

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

492

Collective oscillations in spatially modulated exciton-polariton condensate arrays  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

We study collective dynamics of interacting centers of exciton-polariton condensation in presence of spatial inhomogeneity, as modeled by diatomic active oscillator lattices. The mode formalism is developed and employed to derive existence and stability criteria of plane wave solutions. It is demonstrated that $k_0=0$ wave number mode with the binary elementary cell on a diatomic lattice possesses superior existence and stability properties. Decreasing net on-site losses (balance of dissipation and pumping) or conservative nonlinearity favors multistability of modes, while increasing frequency mismatch between adjacent oscillators detriments it. On the other hand, spatial inhomogeneity may recover stability of modes at high nonlinearities. Entering the region where all single-mode solutions are unstable we discover subsequent transitions between localized quasiperiodic, chaotic and global chaotic dynamics in the mode space, as nonlinearity increases. Importantly, the last transition evokes the loss of synchronization. These effects may determine lasing dynamics of interacting exciton-polariton condensation centers.

A. A. Tikhomirov; O. I. Kanakov; B. L. Altshuler; M. V. Ivanchenko

2014-07-25T23:59:59.000Z

493

A Framework for the Systematic Collection of Open Source Intelligence  

SciTech Connect (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] [ORNL; Trien, Joseph P [ORNL] [ORNL; Dobson, Jonathan D [ORNL] [ORNL

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

494

Non-Cooperative Facial Recognition Video Dataset Collection Plan  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) will produce a non-cooperative (i.e. not posing for the camera) facial recognition video data set for research purposes to evaluate and enhance facial recognition systems technology. The aggregate data set consists of 1) videos capturing PNNL role players and public volunteers in three key operational settings, 2) photographs of the role players for enrolling in an evaluation database, and 3) ground truth data that documents when the role player is within various camera fields of view. PNNL will deliver the aggregate data set to DHS who may then choose to make it available to other government agencies interested in evaluating and enhancing facial recognition systems. The three operational settings that will be the focus of the video collection effort include: 1) unidirectional crowd flow 2) bi-directional crowd flow, and 3) linear and/or serpentine queues.

Kimura, Marcia L.; Erikson, Rebecca L.; Lombardo, Nicholas J.

2013-08-31T23:59:59.000Z

495

Optimized collectives using a DMA on a parallel computer  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

Optimizing collective operations using direct memory access controller on a parallel computer, in one aspect, may comprise establishing a byte counter associated with a direct memory access controller for each submessage in a message. The byte counter includes at least a base address of memory and a byte count associated with a submessage. A byte counter associated with a submessage is monitored to determine whether at least a block of data of the submessage has been received. The block of data has a predetermined size, for example, a number of bytes. The block is processed when the block has been fully received, for example, when the byte count indicates all bytes of the block have been received. The monitoring and processing may continue for all blocks in all submessages in the message.

Chen, Dong (Croton On Hudson, NY); Gabor, Dozsa (Ardsley, NY); Giampapa, Mark E. (Irvington, NY); Heidelberger; Phillip (Cortlandt Manor, NY)

2011-02-08T23:59:59.000Z

496

Collective Modes of Chiral Kinetic Theory in Magnetic Field  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

We study collective excitations in systems described by chiral kinetic theory in external magnetic field. We consider high-temperature weak-coupling plasma, as well as high-density Landau Fermi liquid with interaction not restricted to be weak. We show that chiral magnetic wave (CMW) emerges in hydrodynamic regime (at frequencies smaller than collision relaxation rate) and the CMW velocity is determined by thermodynamic properties only. We find that in a plasma of opposite chiralities, at frequencies smaller than the chirality-flipping rate, the CMW excitation turns into a vector-like diffusion mode. In the interacting Fermi liquid, the CMW turns into the Landau zero sound mode in the high-frequency collisionless regime.

Mikhail Stephanov; Ho-Ung Yee; Yi Yin

2014-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

497

Collective Modes of Chiral Kinetic Theory in Magnetic Field  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

We study collective excitations in systems described by chiral kinetic theory in external magnetic field. We consider high-temperature weak-coupling plasma, as well as high-density Landau Fermi liquid with interaction not restricted to be weak. We show that chiral magnetic wave (CMW) emerges in hydrodynamic regime (at frequencies smaller than collision relaxation rate) and the CMW velocity is determined by thermodynamic properties only. We find that in a plasma of opposite chiralities, at frequencies smaller than the chirality-flipping rate, the CMW excitation turns into a vector-like diffusion mode. In the interacting Fermi liquid, the CMW turns into the Landau zero sound mode in the high-frequency collisionless regime.

Stephanov, Mikhail; Yin, Yi

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

498

Collective modes in a Dirac insulator with short range interactions  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

We study a Haldane model with nearest neighbor interactions. We find one-dimensional like collective modes arising due to the interplay of pseudo-spin and valley degrees of freedom. In the large band gap or moderate interaction limit, these excitations are low energy modes lying in the band gap. The dispersion relations are qualitatively different in trivial insulator phase and Chern insulator phase, thus can be used to identify the topology of the Haldane model with the bulk property. We also discuss how to detect these modes in cold atom systems. An abelian gauge theory will emerge when a physical current-current interaction is introduced to the Haldane model or the Kane-Mele model.

Xi Luo; Yue Yu; Long Liang

2015-03-06T23:59:59.000Z

499

Device for collecting chemical compounds and related methods  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

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

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The nested assembly of collective attention in online social systems  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Online social networks have changed the way in which we communicate. These networks are characterized by a competitive information flow and a dynamic topology, where the success of a given topic or meme depends on many factors, most of which are unknown. Likely, given the many sources of information to which a typical individual is exposed, the economy of attention rules the system dynamics. Here we show, using microblogging data, that competition is minimized through consensus and that collective attention and successful topical assembly are characterized by a nested structure of the bipartite network made up by users and memes. Our results indicate that social phenomena could emerge as a result of a topological transition that minimizes modularity while maximizing the nestedness of the system, and that online social networks are comparable to an ecosystem, where generalists and specialists share resources.

Borge-Holthoefer, Javier; Gracia-Lázaro, Carlos; Moreno, Yamir

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z