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Advanced Manufacturing Initiative Improves Turbine Blade Productivity...  

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

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Determination, Control & Improvement of an SKA Radio  

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SKA core sites were chosen in a sparsely populated part of South Africa, in the Northern Cape ProvinceDetermination, Control & Improvement of an SKA Radio Environment in South Africa Three potential -200 -150 -100 -50 0 Frequency spectrum 150 to 174 MHz Spectralpowerflux-density Agg Signal Kalahari

Ellingson, Steven W.

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Engineered Products: Noncompliance Determination (2012-SE-5401) |  

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

Noncompliance Determination (2012-SE-5401) Noncompliance Determination (2012-SE-5401) Engineered Products: Noncompliance Determination (2012-SE-5401) July 26, 2012 DOE issued a Notice of Noncompliance Determination to Engineered Products Company (EPCO) finding that basic model 15701 of metal halide lamp fixture does not comport with the energy conservation standards. DOE determined the product was noncompliant based on the company's own testing. EPCO must immediately notify each person (or company) to whom EPCO distributed the noncompliant product that the product does not meet Federal standards. Engineered Products: Noncompliance Determination (2012-SE-5401) More Documents & Publications Engineered Products: Proposed Penalty (2012-SE-5401) Engineered Products: Order (2012-SE-5401) Teddico: Noncompliance Determination (2012-SE-5409

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Energy Productivity Improvement in Petrochemical Plants  

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planning economics, open loop computer control of multi-department energy variables, and closed loop computer optimization of plantwide energy variables. Results indicate a ten to fifteen percent energy productivity improvement can be expected....

Robinson, A. M.

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Measurement of the Muon Charge Asymmetry in Inclusive pp ? W + X Production at ?s = 7 TeV and an Improved Determination of Light Parton Distribution Functions  

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Measurements of the muon charge asymmetry in inclusive pp ? W + X production at ?s = 7??TeV are presented. The data sample corresponds to an integrated luminosity of 4.7??fb[superscript ?1] recorded with the CMS detector ...

Apyan, Aram

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Powerplant productivity improvements and regulatory incentives  

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The purpose of this study was to examine the benefits to be gained from increased powerplant productivity and to validate and demonstrate the use of incentives within the regulatory process to promote the improvement of powerplant productivity. The system-wide costs savings to be gained from given productivity improvement scenarios are estimated in both the short and long term. Numerous reports and studies exist which indicate that productivity improvements at the powerplant level are feasible and cost effective. The efforts of this study widen this focus and relate system-wide productivity improvements with system-wide cost savings. The initial thrust of the regulatory section of this study is to validate the existence of reasonable incentive procedures which would enable regulatory agencies to better motivate electric utilities to improve productivity on both the powerplant and system levels. The voluntary incentive format developed in this study was designed to facilitate the link between profit and efficiency which is typically not clear in most regulated market environments. It is concluded that at the present time, many electric utilities in this country could significantly increase the productivity of their base load units, and the adoption of an incentive program of the general type recommended in this study would add to rate of return regulation the needed financial incentives to enable utilities to make such improvements without losing long-run profit. In light of the upcoming oil import target levels and mandatory cutbacks of oil and gas as boiler fuels for electric utilities, the use of incentive programs to encourage more efficient utilization of coal and nuclear base load capacity will become far more inviting over the next two decades.

Hardy, D; Brown, D

1980-10-27T23:59:59.000Z

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Berkeley Lab Checkpoint Restart Improves Productivity  

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Checkpoint Restart Improves Productivity Checkpoint Restart Improves Productivity Berkeley Lab Checkpoint Restart Improves Productivity March 30, 2009 franklin-16b.jpg FRANKLIN is NERSC's Cray XT4 massively parallel processing system with 38,128 Opteron compute cores and a peak performance of 356 TFlops. A combustion researcher may run a huge simulation of a laboratory-scale flame experiment on a supercomputer to better understand the turbulence-chemistry interactions that affect fuel efficiency. But if the system crashes, then all the data from the run is lost and the user has no choice but to start over. The new version Berkeley Lab Checkpoint Restart (BCLR) software, released in January 2009, could mean that scientists running extensive calculations will be able to recover from such a crash - if they are running on a

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Determination of Asphaltenes in Crude Oil and Petroleum Products by the on Column Precipitation Method  

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Determination of Asphaltenes in Crude Oil and Petroleum Products by the on Column Precipitation Method ... An improved analytical method for the determination of asphaltene content in crude oils and petroleum products was developed. ... Composition of heavy petroleums. ...

Estrella Rogel; Cesar Ovalles; Michael E. Moir; John F. Schabron

2009-08-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Analytical Improvements in PV Degradation Rate Determination  

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As photovoltaic (PV) penetration of the power grid increases, it becomes vital to know how decreased power output may affect cost over time. In order to predict power delivery, the decline or degradation rates must be determined accurately. For non-spectrally corrected data several complete seasonal cycles (typically 3-5 years) are required to obtain reasonably accurate degradation rates. In a rapidly evolving industry such a time span is often unacceptable and the need exists to determine degradation rates accurately in a shorter period of time. Occurrence of outliers and data shifts are two examples of analytical problems leading to greater uncertainty and therefore to longer observation times. In this paper we compare three methodologies of data analysis for robustness in the presence of outliers, data shifts and shorter measurement time periods.

Jordan, D. C.; Kurtz, S. R.

2011-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Production system improvement : floor area reduction and inventory optimization  

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This thesis shows improvements of a medical device production system. The demand at the Medical Device Manufacturing Company (MDMC¹) is low for the occlusion system product and there is a need to introduce other production ...

Yang, Tianying, M. Eng. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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DOE Publishes Supplemental Proposed Determination for Miscellaneous Residential Refrigeration Products  

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The Department of Energy has published a supplemental proposed determination regarding miscellaneous residential refrigeration products.

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Gasification Product Improvement Facility (GPIF). Final report  

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The gasifier selected for development under this contract is an innovative and patented hybrid technology which combines the best features of both fixed-bed and fluidized-bed types. PyGas{trademark}, meaning Pyrolysis Gasification, is well suited for integration into advanced power cycles such as IGCC. It is also well matched to hot gas clean-up technologies currently in development. Unlike other gasification technologies, PyGas can be designed into both large and small scale systems. It is expected that partial repowering with PyGas could be done at a cost of electricity of only 2.78 cents/kWh, more economical than natural gas repowering. It is extremely unfortunate that Government funding for such a noble cause is becoming reduced to the point where current contracts must be canceled. The Gasification Product Improvement Facility (GPIF) project was initiated to provide a test facility to support early commercialization of advanced fixed-bed coal gasification technology at a cost approaching $1,000 per kilowatt for electric power generation applications. The project was to include an innovative, advanced, air-blown, pressurized, fixed-bed, dry-bottom gasifier and a follow-on hot metal oxide gas desulfurization sub-system. To help defray the cost of testing materials, the facility was to be located at a nearby utility coal fired generating site. The patented PyGas{trademark} technology was selected via a competitive bidding process as the candidate which best fit overall DOE objectives. The paper describes the accomplishments to date.

NONE

1995-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Productivity Improvement of a Manual Assembly Line  

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or re-configuring an assembly system, which is the key step in improving the overall performance of an assembly line. Following this approach, two manual assembly line configurations (single stage parallel line and five-stage serial line...

Yerasi, Pranavi

2012-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Improving water use in crop production  

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...and diseases through mechanical and agrochemical methods can achieve improved BWR, although...JUse of carbon and oxygen isotope composition and mineral ash content in breeding...Gessler, A2003Carbon and oxygen isotope composition of organic compounds in the phloem sap...

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Improving the Production Efficiency of Beef Cows through Mathematical Modeling and Genomics  

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Improving the Production Efficiency of Beef Cows through Mathematical Modeling and Genomics that integrating recent advances in genomics, the identification of intrinsic genetic factors that determine and evaluate the individual-based model for production efficiency· of beef cows using genomic and biomarker

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Applying an analytical framework to production process improvement  

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As the medium voltage switchgear industry moves from air insulated to gas insulated technology, Siemens Frankfurt factory is introducing a new gas insulated product line that will improve their relative market position. ...

Underwood, Curtis J. (Curtis James)

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Effective Conveyor Belt Inspection for Improved Mining Productivity  

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This document details progress on the project entitled ''Effective Conveyor Belt Inspection for Improved Mining Productivity'' during the period from November 15, 2004 to May 14, 2004. Highlights include fabrication of an improved LED lightbar, fabrication of a line-scan sensor head for the Smart-Camera based prototype, and development of prototype vulcanized splice detection algorithms.

Chris Fromme

2006-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Improved Product Energy Intensity Benchmarking Metrics for Thermally Concentrated Food Products  

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Improved Product Energy Intensity Benchmarking Metrics for Thermally Concentrated Food Products ... Sogut, Z.; Ilten, N.; Oktay, Z.Energetic and exergetic performance evaluation of the quadruple-effect evaporator unit in tomato paste evaporation Energy 2010, 35, 3821– 3826 ...

Michael E. Walker; Craig S. Arnold; David J. Lettieri; Margot J. Hutchins; Eric Masanet

2014-09-12T23:59:59.000Z

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BIOTECHNOLOGY: WORKING WITH NATURE TO IMPROVE FOREST RESOURCES AND PRODUCTS  

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BIOTECHNOLOGY: WORKING WITH NATURE TO IMPROVE FOREST RESOURCES AND PRODUCTS Marguerite Sykes of biotechnology in the forest products industry is expanding beyond the pulp and paper industry. Applications. This paper provides an overview of recent publications in these new areas of biotechnology. INTRODUCTION

Abubakr, Said

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RESEARCH ARTICLE A model for improving microbial biofuel production using  

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RESEARCH ARTICLE A model for improving microbial biofuel production using a synthetic feedback loop be compared. We propose a model for microbial biofuel production where a synthetic control system is used to increase cell viability and biofuel yields. Although microbes can be engineered to produce biofuels

Dunlop, Mary

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Determining Benefits and Costs of Improved Water Heater Efficiencies  

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Determining Benefits and Costs of Improved Water Heater Efficiencies Determining Benefits and Costs of Improved Water Heater Efficiencies Title Determining Benefits and Costs of Improved Water Heater Efficiencies Publication Type Report LBNL Report Number LBNL-45618 Year of Publication 2000 Authors Lekov, Alexander B., James D. Lutz, Xiaomin Liu, Camilla Dunham Whitehead, and James E. McMahon Document Number LBNL-45618 Date Published May 4 Abstract Economic impacts on individual consumers from possible revisions to U.S. residential water heater energy-efficiency standards are examined using a life-cycle cost (LCC) analysis. LCC is the consumer's cost of purchasing and installing a water heater and operating it over its lifetime. This approach makes it possible to evaluate the economic impacts on individual consumers from the revised standards. The methodology allows an examination of groups of the population which benefit or lose from suggested efficiency standards. The results show that the economic benefits to consumers are significant. At the efficiency level examined in this paper, 35% of households with electric water heaters experience LCC savings, with an average savings of $106, while 4% show LCC losses, with an average loss of $40 compared to a pre-standard LCC average of $2,565. The remainder of the population (61%) are largely unaffected.

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Advanced Distributor Products: Noncompliance Determination (2010-SE-0304) |  

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

Advanced Distributor Products: Noncompliance Determination Advanced Distributor Products: Noncompliance Determination (2010-SE-0304) Advanced Distributor Products: Noncompliance Determination (2010-SE-0304) May 28, 2010 DOE issued a Notice of Noncompliance Determination to Advanced Distributor Products finding that basic model N2H348A(G)KB* + H,GE50560 + *8MPV125 and basic model N2H360A(G)KB* + H,GE50560 + MV16J22**B* do not comport with the energy conservation standards. DOE determined the products were noncompliant based on ADP's certification. ADP must immediately notify each person (or company) to whom ADP distributed the noncompliant products that the product does not meet Federal standards. In addition, ADP must provide to DOE documents and records showing the number of units ADP distributed and to whom. The manufacturer and/or private labeler of the

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DOE Issues Proposed Coverage Determination for Hearth Products...  

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for Hearth Products DOE Issues Proposed Coverage Determination for Hearth Products December 26, 2013 - 12:00am Addthis The Department of Energy has issued a pre-publication...

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Research Report Determinism in Partially Ordered Production Systems  

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Research Report Determinism in Partially Ordered Production Systems Joseph M. Hellerstein IBM Production Systems Joseph M. Hellerstein IBM Almaden Research Center San Jose, CA 95120­6099 hellerst; Abstract The subtlety of interactions between rules in a production system has motivated research into ways

California at Irvine, University of

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Beyond Market Prices: Improving Productivity and Profitability of Small Farmers  

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Beyond Market Prices: Improving Productivity and Profitability of Small Farmers Tapan S. Parikh of the poorest countries (WDR 2008) · Doing so more efficiently can reduce natural resource consumption - Quality Control, Certification and Marketing for Cooperatives · Avaaj Otalo - Farmer to Farmer Knowledge

Parikh, Tapan S.

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Improving Photosynthesis for Hydrogen and Fuels Production January 24, 2011  

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Improving Photosynthesis for Hydrogen and Fuels Production January 24, 2011 Webinar Q&A Q: How do you induce hypoxic photosynthesis? I imagine you N-stress, to accumulate starch first? A to bring photosynthesis to a level lower than that of respiration. Since then, a number of labs

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Potential Benefits from Improved Energy Efficiency of Key Electrical Products:  

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8254 8254 Potential Benefits from Improved Energy Efficiency of Key Electrical Products: The Case of India Michael McNeil, Maithili Iyer, Stephen Meyers, Virginie Letschert, James E. McMahon Environmental Energy Technologies Division Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory University of California, Berkeley Berkeley, CA December 2005 This work was supported by the International Copper Association through the U.S. Department of Energy under Contract No. DE-AC03-76SF00098. 2 ABSTRACT The goal of this project was to estimate the net benefits that cost-effective improvements in energy efficiency can bring to developing countries. The study focused on four major electrical products in the world's second largest developing country, India. These

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Improved Productivity and Health from Better Indoor Environments  

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5 5 Improved Productivity and Health from Better Indoor Environments Recently completed analyses suggest that improving buildings and indoor environments could reduce health-care costs and sick leave and increase worker performance, resulting in an estimated productivity gain of $30 to $150 billion annually. The research literature provides strong evidence that characteristics of buildings and their indoor environments influence the prevalence of several adverse health effects. These include communicable respiratory disease (e.g., common colds and influenza), allergy and asthma symptoms, and acute sick building syndrome (SBS) symptoms such as headaches, and irritation of the eyes, nose, throat, and skin. For example, in six studies, the number of respiratory illnesses in building occupants varied by a factor of 1.2 to

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Directed Evolution of a Cellodextrin Transporter for Improved Biofuel Production Under Anaerobic  

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Directed Evolution of a Cellodextrin Transporter for Improved Biofuel Production Under Anaerobic that anaerobic biofuel production could be significantly improved via directed evolution of a sugar transporter: cellodextrin transporter; cellobiose utilization; cellulosic biofuel; anaerobic fermentation; directed

Zhao, Huimin

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Innovative applications of technology for nuclear power plant productivity improvements  

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The nuclear power industry in several countries is concerned about the ability to maintain high plant performance levels due to aging and obsolescence, knowledge drain, fewer plant staff, and new requirements and commitments. Current plant operations are labor-intensive due to the vast number of operational and support activities required by commonly used technology in most plants. These concerns increase as plants extend their operating life. In addition, there is the goal to further improve performance while reducing human errors and increasingly focus on reducing operations and maintenance costs. New plants are expected to perform more productively than current plants. In order to achieve and increase high productivity, it is necessary to look at innovative applications of modern technologies and new concepts of operation. The Electric Power Research Inst. is exploring and demonstrating modern technologies that enable cost-effectively maintaining current performance levels and shifts to even higher performance levels, as well as provide tools for high performance in new plants. Several modern technologies being explored can provide multiple benefits for a wide range of applications. Examples of these technologies include simulation, visualization, automation, human cognitive engineering, and information and communications technologies. Some applications using modern technologies are described. (authors)

Naser, J. A. [Electric Power Research Inst., 3420 Hillview Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94303 (United States)

2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Improvement in commercial scale dry mill corn ethanol production using controlled flow cavitation and cellulose hydrolysis  

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During commercial-scale dry-mill ethanol production from corn, as much as 6 ... In this study, two methods to improve ethanol production during commercial-scale corn ethanol production were tested that release an...

David A. Ramirez-Cadavid; Oleg Kozyuk…

2014-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Teamwork Plus Technology Equals Reduced Emissions, Reduced Energy Usage, and Improved Productivity for an Oil Production Facility  

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Teamwork plus Technology Equals Reduced Emissions, Reduced Energy Usage, and Improved Productivity for an Oil Production Facility Garth Booker P Eng Extraction Energy Engineer Suncor Energy Company Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada ABSTRACT...Teamwork plus Technology Equals Reduced Emissions, Reduced Energy Usage, and Improved Productivity for an Oil Production Facility Garth Booker P Eng Extraction Energy Engineer Suncor Energy Company Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada ABSTRACT...

Booker, G.; Robinson, J.

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Improved penicillin amidase production using a genetically engineered mutant of escherichia coli ATCC 11105  

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Penicillin G amidase (PGA) is a key enzyme for the industrial production of penicillin G derivatives used in therapeutics. Escherichia coli ATCC 11105 is the more commonly used strain for PGA production. To improve enzyme yield, the authors constructed various recombinant E. coli HB 101 and ATCC 11105 strains. For each strain, PGA production was determined for various concentrations of glucose and phenylacetic acid (PAA) in the medium. The E. coli strain, G271, was identified as the best performer (800 U NIPAB/L). This strain was obtained as follows: an E. coli ATCC 11105 mutant (E. coli G133) was first selected based on a low negative effect of glucose on PGA production. This mutant was then transformed with a pBR322 derivative containing the PGA gene. Various experiments were made to try to understand the reason for the high productivity of E. coli G271. The host strain, E. coli G133, was found to be mutated in one (or more) gene(s) whose product(s) act(s) in trans on the PGA gene expression. Its growth is not inhibited by high glucose concentration in the medium. Interestingly, whereas glucose still exerts some negative effect on the PGA production by E. coli G133, PGA production by its transformant (E. coli G271) is stimulated by glucose. The reason for this stimulation is discussed. Transformation of E. coli G133 with a pBR322 derivative containing the HindIII fragment of the PGA gene, showed that the performance of E. coli G271 depends both upon the host strain properties and the plasmid structure. Study of the production by the less efficient E. coli HB101 derivatives brought some light on the mechanism of regulation of the PGA gene.

Robas, N.; Zouheiry, H.; Branlant, G.; Branlant, C. (Univ. de Nancy I, Vandoeuvre-Les-Nancy (France))

1993-01-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Conceptual design report -- Gasification Product Improvement Facility (GPIF)  

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The problems heretofore with coal gasification and IGCC concepts have been their high cost and historical poor performance of fixed-bed gasifiers, particularly on caking coals. The Gasification Product Improvement Facility (GPIF) project is being developed to solve these problems through the development of a novel coal gasification invention which incorporates pyrolysis (carbonization) with gasification (fixed-bed). It employs a pyrolyzer (carbonizer) to avoid sticky coal agglomeration caused in the conventional process of gradually heating coal through the 400 F to 900 F range. In so doing, the coal is rapidly heated sufficiently such that the coal tar exists in gaseous form rather than as a liquid. Gaseous tars are then thermally cracked prior to the completion of the gasification process. During the subsequent endothermic gasification reactions, volatilized alkali can become chemically bound to aluminosilicates in (or added to) the ash. To reduce NH{sub 3} and HCN from fuel born nitrogen, steam injection is minimized, and residual nitrogen compounds are partially chemically reduced in the cracking stage in the upper gasifier region. Assuming testing confirms successful deployment of all these integrated processes, future IGCC applications will be much simplified, require significantly less mechanical components, and will likely achieve the $1,000/kWe commercialized system cost goal of the GPIF project. This report describes the process and its operation, design of the plant and equipment, site requirements, and the cost and schedule. 23 refs., 45 figs., 23 tabs.

Sadowski, R.S.; Skinner, W.H.; House, L.S.; Duck, R.R. [CRS Sirrine Engineers, Inc., Greenville, SC (United States); Lisauskas, R.A.; Dixit, V.J. [Riley Stoker Corp., Worcester, MA (United States); Morgan, M.E.; Johnson, S.A. [PSI Technology Co., Andover, MA (United States). PowerServe Div.; Boni, A.A. [PSI-Environmental Instruments Corp., Andover, MA (United States)

1994-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Implementing critical chain to improve product development performance  

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Project management is a crucial aspect of product development. There is a need for better project management tools to help product development teams meet their schedule, budget, and technical requirements more accurately ...

Weisheit, James E., 1971-

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Productivity improvement in downstream EPC projects using value streams based organization  

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Productivity improvements in manufacturing facilities have been studied in detail and there are many standardized tools and frameworks readily available to the industry for implementation. However the concept of productivity ...

Raghunathan, Krishnan

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Genetic improvement of native xylose-fermenting yeasts for ethanol production  

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Lignocellulosic substrates are the largest source of fermentable sugars for bioconversion to fuel ethanol and other valuable compounds. To improve the ... product(s). While hexoses are fermented into ethanol and ...

Nicole K. Harner; Xin Wen; Paramjit K. Bajwa…

2014-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Altering Reservoir Wettability to Improve Production from Single Wells  

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Many carbonate reservoirs are naturally fractured and typically produce less than 10% original oil in place during primary recovery. Spontaneous imbibition has proven an important mechanism for oil recovery from fractured reservoirs, which are usually weak waterflood candidates. In some situations, chemical stimulation can promote imbibition of water to alter the reservoir wettability toward water-wetness such that oil is produced at an economic rate from the rock matrix into fractures. In this project, cores and fluids from five reservoirs were used in laboratory tests: the San Andres formation (Fuhrman Masho and Eagle Creek fields) in the Permian Basin of Texas and New Mexico; and the Interlake, Stony Mountain, and Red River formations from the Cedar Creek Anticline in Montana and South Dakota. Solutions of nonionic, anionic, and amphoteric surfactants with formation water were used to promote waterwetness. Some Fuhrman Masho cores soaked in surfactant solution had improved oil recovery up to 38%. Most Eagle Creek cores did not respond to any of the tested surfactants. Some Cedar Creek anticline cores had good response to two anionic surfactants (CD 128 and A246L). The results indicate that cores with higher permeability responded better to the surfactants. The increased recovery is mainly ascribed to increased water-wetness. It is suspected that rock mineralogy is also an important factor. The laboratory work generated three field tests of the surfactant soak process in the West Fuhrman Masho San Andres Unit. The flawlessly designed tests included mechanical well clean out, installation of new pumps, and daily well tests before and after the treatments. Treatments were designed using artificial intelligence (AI) correlations developed from 23 previous surfactant soak treatments. The treatments were conducted during the last quarter of 2006. One of the wells produced a marginal volume of incremental oil through October. It is interesting to note that the field tests were conducted in an area of the field that has not met production expectations. The dataset on the 23 Phosphoria well surfactant soaks was updated. An analysis of the oil decline curves indicted that 4.5 lb of chemical produced a barrel of incremental oil. The AI analysis supports the adage 'good wells are the best candidates.' The generally better performance of surfactant in the high permeability core laboratory tests supports this observation. AI correlations were developed to predict the response to water-frac stimulations in a tight San Andres reservoir. The correlations maybe useful in the design of Cedar Creek Anticline surfactant soak treatments planned for next year. Nuclear Magnetic Resonance scans of dolomite cores to measure porosity and saturation during the high temperature laboratory work were acquired. The scans could not be correlated with physical measurement using either conventional or AI methods.

W. W. Weiss

2006-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Analysis of Improved Reference Design for a Nuclear-Driven High Temperature Electrolysis Hydrogen Production Plant  

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The use of High Temperature Electrolysis (HTE) for the efficient production of hydrogen without the greenhouse gas emissions associated with conventional fossil-fuel hydrogen production techniques has been under investigation at the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory (INL) for the last several years. The activities at the INL have included the development, testing and analysis of large numbers of solid oxide electrolysis cells, and the analyses of potential plant designs for large scale production of hydrogen using an advanced Very-High Temperature Reactor (VHTR) to provide the process heat and electricity to drive the electrolysis process. The results of these system analyses, using the UniSim process analysis software, have shown that the HTE process, when coupled to a VHTR capable of operating at reactor outlet temperatures of 800 °C to 950 °C, has the potential to produce the large quantities of hydrogen needed to meet future energy and transportation needs with hydrogen production efficiencies in excess of 50%. In addition, economic analyses performed on the INL reference plant design, optimized to maximize the hydrogen production rate for a 600 MWt VHTR, have shown that a large nuclear-driven HTE hydrogen production plant can to be economically competitive with conventional hydrogen production processes, particularly when the penalties associated with greenhouse gas emissions are considered. The results of this research led to the selection in 2009 of HTE as the preferred concept in the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) hydrogen technology down-selection process. However, the down-selection process, along with continued technical assessments at the INL, has resulted in a number of proposed modifications and refinements to improve the original INL reference HTE design. These modifications include changes in plant configuration, operating conditions and individual component designs. This paper describes the resulting new INL reference design and presents results of system analyses performed to optimize the design and to determine required plant performance and operating conditions.

Edwin A. Harvego; James E. O'Brien; Michael G. McKellar

2010-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Improving product availability in hospitals : the role of inventory inaccuracies  

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All players in the healthcare industry face increasing public and political pressure to improve quality of care and control costs. Hospitals, on the frontline of this challenge, face nursing shortages and financial ...

Opolon, David C. (David Cyrille)

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Forward and inverse metabolic engineering strategies for improving polyhydroxybyrate production  

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Forward metabolic engineering (FME) is a rational approach to cellular engineering, relying on an understanding of the entire metabolic network to direct perturbations for phenotype improvement. Conversely, inverse metabolic ...

Tyo, Keith E. J

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Production system improvement : floor area reduction and cycle time analysis  

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A medical device company challenged a research team to reduce the manufacturing floor space required for an occlusion system product by one third. The team first cataloged equipment location and size, detailed the processes ...

Peterson, Jennifer J. (Jennifer Jeanne)

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Improving energy efficiency in a pharmaceutical manufacturing environment -- production facility  

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The manufacturing plant of a pharmaceutical company in Singapore had low energy efficiency in both its office buildings and production facilities. Heating, Ventilation and Air-Conditioning (HVAC) system was identified to ...

Zhang, Endong, M. Eng. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Improvement of D-glucaric acid production in Escherichia coli  

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D-glucaric acid is a naturally occurring compound which has been explored for a plethora of potential uses, including biopolymer production, cancer and diabetes treatment, cholesterol reduction, and as a replacement for ...

Shiue, Eric Chun-Jen

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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DETERMINATION, CONTROL AND IMPROVEMENT OF AN SKA RADIO ENVIRONMENT IN SOUTH AFRICA  

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DETERMINATION, CONTROL AND IMPROVEMENT OF AN SKA RADIO ENVIRONMENT IN SOUTH AFRICA By Neël Smuts1 ABSTRACT South Africa, in its bid to host the SKA2 , has adopted a dual approach to determine, assess Recommendations and Resolutions and South African legal provisions. An overview of this process is provided. Even

Ellingson, Steven W.

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Altering Anode Thickness To Improve Power Production in Microbial Fuel Cells with Different Electrode Distances  

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Altering Anode Thickness To Improve Power Production in Microbial Fuel Cells with Different ABSTRACT: A better understanding of how anode and separator physical properties affect power production the cathode can limit power production by bacteria on the anode when using closely spaced electrodes

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Construction Productivity Improvement Presented by: Kasun Hewage (Ph.D. Student) and Sushil Peres Da Silva  

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Construction Productivity Improvement Presented by: Kasun Hewage (Ph.D. Student) and Sushil Peres was conducted to identify the most critical factors that impact productivity with the participation of 51 factors. 2. A list of situations that impact productivity in construction sites and create unproductive

Calgary, University of

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Serializability Improves Parallel Execution of Production System Jos'e Nelson Amaral \\Lambda Joydeep Ghosh  

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Serializability Improves Parallel Execution of Production System Jos'e Nelson Amaral \\Lambda 90619­900 ­ Porto Alegre, RS Austin, Texas 78712 Abstract This paper presents a new production system in hardware cost. 1 Introduction Attempts to speed up Production Systems (PS) date back to 1979 when Forgy

Amaral, José Nelson

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Opportunities to improve oil productivity in unstructured deltaic reservoirs  

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This report contains presentations presented at a technical symposium on oil production. Chapter 1 contains summaries of the presentations given at the Department of Energy (DOE)-sponsored symposium and key points of the discussions that followed. Chapter 2 characterizes the light oil resource from fluvial-dominated deltaic reservoirs in the Tertiary Oil Recovery Information System (TORIS). An analysis of enhanced oil recovery (EOR) and advanced secondary recovery (ASR) potential for fluvial-dominated deltaic reservoirs based on recovery performance and economic modeling as well as the potential resource loss due to well abandonments is presented. Chapter 3 provides a summary of the general reservoir characteristics and properties within deltaic deposits. It is not exhaustive treatise, rather it is intended to provide some basic information about geologic, reservoir, and production characteristics of deltaic reservoirs, and the resulting recovery problems.

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1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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SUMMER-FALL 2008 SCHEDULE Workshops to Improve Productivity by  

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. It introduces use of the Fan System Assessment Tool (FSAT) software, where users can: determine system and electrical data. It offers an introduction to the Pumping System Assessment Tool (PSAT) software which System Assessment Many facilities can save energy through the installation of more efficient steam

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SUMMER-FALL 2009 SCHEDULE Workshops to Improve Productivity by  

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. It introduces use of the Fan System Assessment Tool (FSAT) software, where users can: determine system and electrical data. It offers an introduction to the Pumping System Assessment Tool (PSAT) software which System Assessment Many facilities can save energy through the installation of more efficient steam

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Energy Assessment Helps Kaiser Aluminum Save Energy and Improve Productivity  

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This case study describes how a DOE energy assessment at Kaiser Aluminum's extrusion plant in Sherman, Texas, identified significant potential energy savings in its process heating systems. Employees at the Sherman plant wasted no time moving forward with assessment recommendations. First, they adjusted burner controls on one of the main reverberatory melting furnaces to lower excess oxygen levels. They also made some repairs to the furnace’s door sill and jamb to prevent cold air from seeping into it. By implementing these measures the plant achieved annual energy savings of approximately 45,000 MMBtu and improved the furnace’s energy intensity by 11.1% between 2006 and 2007. With project costs of approximately $28,000 and energy cost savings of $360,000, the simple payback was under 1 month.

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Pathway engineering to improve ethanol production by thermophilic bacteria  

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Continuation of a research project jointly funded by the NSF and DOE is proposed. The primary project goal is to develop and characterize strains of C. thermocellum and C. thermosaccharolyticum having ethanol selectivity similar to more convenient ethanol-producing organisms. An additional goal is to document the maximum concentration of ethanol that can be produced by thermophiles. These goals build on results from the previous project, including development of most of the genetic tools required for pathway engineering in the target organisms. As well, we demonstrated that the tolerance of C. thermosaccharolyticum to added ethanol is sufficiently high to allow practical utilization should similar tolerance to produced ethanol be demonstrated, and that inhibition by neutralizing agents may explain the limited concentrations of ethanol produced in studies to date. Task 1 involves optimization of electrotransformation, using either modified conditions or alternative plasmids to improve upon the low but reproducible transformation, frequencies we have obtained thus far.

Lynd, L.R.

1998-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Analysis of internal and external energy flows associated with projected process improvements in biomass ethanol production  

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Possible improvements in biomass ethanol production are decribed involving heat-pumped distillation, ... anticipating some features of a technologically mature biomass ethanol process, as well as for comparing ethanol

Kevin Stone; Lee R. Lynd

1995-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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NGS for the Masses: Empowering Biologists to Improve Bioinformatics Productivity ( 7th Annual SFAF Meeting, 2012)  

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Kashef Qaadri on "NGS for the Masses: Empowering biologists to improve bioinformatic productivity" at the 2012 Sequencing, Finishing, Analysis in the Future Meeting held June 5-7, 2012 in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Qaadri, Kashef [Biomatters

2013-03-22T23:59:59.000Z

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Determining Levels of Productivity and Efficiency in the Electricity Industry  

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A few major themes run fairly consistently through the history of productivity and efficiency analysis of the electricity industry: environmental controls, economies of scale, and private versus government.

Abbott, Malcolm

2005-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Patterned ion exchange membranes for improved power production in microbial reverse-electrodialysis cells  

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Patterned ion exchange membranes for improved power production in microbial reverse-electrodialysis August 2014 Keywords: Microbial reverse electrodialysis cell Patterned membranes Integrated spacer Internal resistance a b s t r a c t Power production in microbial reverse-electrodialysis cells (MRCs) can

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Passive sampling methods to determine household and personal care product use  

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Passive sampling methods to determine household and personal care product use DEBORAH H. BENNETTa, cleaning products, passive sampling, SUPERB, longitudinal. Introduction Personal care and household care products, such as cleaning products and pesticides, are frequently used in most house- holds although

Leistikow, Bruce N.

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An improved method for the determination of the wellstream gas specific gravity for retrograde gases  

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solution of the equation. Th1s term, the additional gas production (AGP), accounts for the gas production from low pressure separators. Second, the vapor-equivalent of the primary separator liquid (VEQ) correlation has been improved. And third, AGP... and VEQ correlations were developed for both two-stage and three-stage separation systems. These correlat1ons were developed using the flash liberation results from 234 laboratory fluid analyses. The models wer e fit to the data using non-11near...

Gold, David Keith

1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Determination of VOC emissions from French wood products Christophe YRIEIX *, Franois MAUPETIT **, Olivier RAMALHO **  

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building products. Introduction Today, it is well known that building products may influence indoor air1/10 Determination of VOC emissions from French wood products Christophe YRIEIX *, François air quality (IAQ), it appears necessary to have analytical protocol for the measurement and health

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Implementation of Reverse Logistics in the Determination and Formulation of Product End-of-Life Strategies  

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1 Implementation of Reverse Logistics in the Determination and Formulation of Product End-of-life strategies, reverse logistics, product design. 1. INTRODUCTION Traditionally, product design and #12;2 government have to manage reverse logistics according to the existing end-of-life options

Aristomenis, Antoniadis

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Determining coal permeabilities through constant pressure production interference testing  

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Kurt Schubarth, B. S. , Texas A&M Un1versity Chairman of Advisory Committee: Dr. Stephen A. Holditch The determination of format1on propert1es 1s important to the success of any underground coal gasification (UCG) project. There are many ways.... : "Hydrological Site Characterization for In-Situ Coal Gasification, " 6th Underground Coal Conversion Symposium, July 13-17, 1980. Schrider, L. A. and Jennings, J. W. : "An Underground Coal Gasification Experiment, Hanna, Wyoming, " 1974, SPE 4993. 3. van...

Schubarth, Stephen Kurt

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Production  

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Algae production R&D focuses on exploring resource use and availability, algal biomass development and improvements, characterizing algal biomass components, and the ecology and engineering of...

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. . . developing, evaluating and marketing technology products to improve our transportation system A Publication of the  

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Vehicle Technology, the UI team has competed in the Clean Snowmobile Challenge for the past two years. . . developing, evaluating and marketing technology products to improve our transportation system A Publication of the National Institute for Advanced Transportation Technology TECH BRIEF March 2003

Kyte, Michael

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Materials Development for Improved Efficiency of Hydrogen Production by Steam Electrolysis and Thermochemical-Electrochemical Processes  

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is water electrolysis at high temperatures using heat from a nuclear reactor, known as high temperatureMaterials Development for Improved Efficiency of Hydrogen Production by Steam Electrolysis steam electrolysis (HTSE). The feasibility of this process is currently being demonstrated at Idaho

Yildiz, Bilge

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Improved irradiances for use in ocean heating, primary production, and photo-oxidation calculations  

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computed by a radiative transfer code that can be used to convert above-surface values in either energy- plankton affect upper-ocean thermal structure via absorption of solar irradiance at visible wavelengthsImproved irradiances for use in ocean heating, primary production, and photo-oxidation calculations

Boss, Emmanuel S.

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Coal flow aids reduce coke plant operating costs and improve production rates  

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Chemical coal flow aids can provide many benefits to coke plants, including improved production rates, reduced maintenance and lower cleaning costs. This article discusses the mechanisms by which coal flow aids function and analyzes several successful case histories. 2 refs., 10 figs., 1 tab.

Bedard, R.A.; Bradacs, D.J.; Kluck, R.W.; Roe, D.C.; Ventresca, B.P.

2005-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Method for improving x-ray diffraction determinations of residual stress in nickel-base alloys  

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A process for improving the technique of measuring residual stress by x-ray diffraction in pieces of nickel-base alloys is discussed. Part of a predetermined area of the surface of a nickel-base alloy is covered with a dispersion. This exposes the covered and uncovered portions of the surface of the alloy to x-rays by way of an x-ray diffractometry apparatus, making x-ray diffraction determinations of the exposed surface, and measuring the residual stress in the alloy based on these determinations. The dispersion is opaque to x-rays and serves a dual purpose, since it masks off unsatisfactory signals such that only a small portion of the surface is measured, and it supplies an internal standard by providing diffractogram peaks comparable to the peaks of the nickel alloy so that the alloy peaks can be very accurately located regardless of any sources of error external to the sample. 2 figs.

Berman, R.M.; Cohen, I.

1988-04-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Improvement of cephalosporin C production by Acremonium chrysogenum M35 in submerged culture with glass beads or silicone rubber  

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Physical stimulation using a baffle or an impeller has been previously reported to improve cephalosporin C (CPC) production and cell growth. In this study, the effect of glass beads on CPC production in Acremoniu...

Hwan Hyo Lee; Yoon Seok Song; Seung Wook Kim

2010-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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2014-02-21 Issuance: Proposed Determination of Computer Servers as a Covered Consumer Product; Withdrawal  

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This document is a pre-publication Federal Register notice withdrawing the previously proposed determination that computer servers qualify as a covered product, as issued by the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency on February 21, 2014.

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Determination of Airborne Fission Product Radioactivity using Gamma-Ray Spectrometry  

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... portion thereof by means of an end-window Geiger-Miiller counter or other suitable detector. Radon and thoron along with their radioactive daughter products are universally present in surface air in ... determine airborne fission product radioactivity it is necessary to differentiate it from that arising from radon and thoron daughters. The concentration of ...

P. F. GUSTAFSON; S. S. BRAR; U. C. MISHRA

1962-08-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Production  

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Production is obtained from proved reserves but the determinants of the scale of production in the industry and country components of the world total are many and complex with some unique to the individual com...

D. C. Ion

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Determination of enantiomeric compositions of pharmaceutical products by near-infrared spectrometry  

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surprising that the pharmaceutical industry needs effective methods to determine the enantiomeric purityDetermination of enantiomeric compositions of pharmaceutical products by near-infrared spectrometry of chiral effects, the FAA in 1992 issued a mandate requiring pharmaceutical companies to evaluate

Reid, Scott A.

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An improved thin film approximation to accurately determine the optical conductivity of graphene from infrared transmittance  

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This work presents an improved thin film approximation to extract the optical conductivity from infrared transmittance in a simple yet accurate way. This approximation takes into account the incoherent reflections from the backside of the substrate. These reflections are shown to have a significant effect on the extracted optical conductivity and hence on derived parameters as carrier mobility and density. By excluding the backside reflections, the error for these parameters for typical chemical vapor deposited (CVD) graphene on a silicon substrate can be as high as 17% and 45% for the carrier mobility and density, respectively. For the mid- and near-infrared, the approximation can be simplified such that the real part of the optical conductivity is extracted without the need for a parameterization of the optical conductivity. This direct extraction is shown for Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) transmittance measurements of CVD graphene on silicon in the photon energy range of 370–7000?cm{sup ?1}. From the real part of the optical conductivity, the carrier density, mobility, and number of graphene layers are determined but also residue, originating from the graphene transfer, is detected. FTIR transmittance analyzed with the improved thin film approximation is shown to be a non-invasive, easy, and accurate measurement and analysis method for assessing the quality of graphene and can be used for other 2-D materials.

Weber, J. W.; Bol, A. A. [Department of Applied Physics, Eindhoven University of Technology, Den Dolech 2, P.O. Box 513, 5600 MB Eindhoven (Netherlands); Sanden, M. C. M. van de [Department of Applied Physics, Eindhoven University of Technology, Den Dolech 2, P.O. Box 513, 5600 MB Eindhoven (Netherlands); Dutch Institute for Fundamental Energy Research (DIFFER), Nieuwegein (Netherlands)

2014-07-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Improving reverse logistics processes using item-level product life cycle management  

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Sustainability is a key issue for companies offering products and services on the global market. The ever-increasing worldwide demand for raw materials in combination with the rising costs for materials and energy challenges companies to make their products, processes and services more sustainable. More and more customers are demanding sustainable products and services due to their increased awareness about environmental protection. By providing access to data, information and knowledge about products and services the concept of product life cycle management (PLM) can be applied to reverse logistics processes to improve sustainability. The term PLM and, therefore, the functionality of existing PLM systems must be considered as quite different. This paper introduces the concept of item-level PLM. It investigates the requirements that item-level PLM systems must fulfil in order to support sustainability in reverse logistics processes in an appropriate manner. Existing item-level PLM solutions are then investigated according to their suitability in the field of reverse logistics.

Carl Hans; Karl A. Hribernik; Klaus-Dieter Thoben

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Production  

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Algae production R&D focuses on exploring resource use and availability, algal biomass development and improvements, characterizing algal biomass components, and the ecology and engineering of cultivation systems.

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Description of the reproductive tract and its uses in determining productivity in the Ringtail (Bassariscus astutus)  

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analysis in determining reproductive performance of black-tailed deer. J. Wildl. Manage. 21(1):62-65. Grinnell, J. , J. S. Dixon, and J. M. Lindsdale. 1937. Fur-bearing mammals of California, Vol. 1. U. of California Press, Berkeley. 375pp. Hall, E. R...DESCRIPTION OF THE REPRODUCTIVE TRACT AND ITS USES IN DETERMINING PRODUCTIVITY IN THE RINGTAIL (BASSARISCUS ASTUTUS) A Thesis by JONATHAN CHURCHILL SNYDER Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment...

Snyder, Jonathan Churchill

1977-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Method for improving product yields in an anionic metalloporphyrin-based artificial photosynthesis system  

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A method for improving product yields in an anionic metalloporphyrin-based artificial photosynthesis system for hydrogen generation which comprises forming an aqueous solution comprising an electron donor, methylviologen, and certain metalloporphyrins and metallochlorins, and irradiating said aqueous solution with light in the presence of a catalyst. In the photosynthesis process, solar energy is collected and stored in the form of a gas hydrogen. Ligands attached above and below the metalloporphyrin and metallochlorin plane are capable of sterically blocking photochemically inactive electrostatically bound .pi.--.pi. complexes which can develop.

Shelnutt, John A. (Albuquerque, NM)

1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Method for improving product yields in an anionic metalloporphyrin-based artificial photosynthesis system  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A method is disclosed improving product yields in an anionic metalloporphyrin-based artificial photosynthesis system for hydrogen generation. The method comprises forming an aqueous solution comprising an electron donor, methylviologen, and certain metalloporphyrins and metallochlorins, and irradiating said aqueous solution with light in the presence of a catalyst. In the photosynthesis process, solar energy is collected and stored in the form of a hydrogen. Ligands attached above and below the metalloporphyrin and metallochlorin plane are capable of sterically blocking photochemically inactive electrostatically bound ..pi..-..pi.. complexes which can develop.

Shelnutt, J.A.

1984-11-29T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluation of supply potential of energy crops in Japan considering cases of improvement of crop productivity  

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Energy crops are not presently major energy resources as energy crops are more expensive than fossil fuels at present. However, energy crops may become important energy resources in the future. In this study, the authors discuss the availability of energy crops in Japan. The supply potential of energy crops produced on unused arable land is estimated at 0.12 EJ yr?1 and that of secondary crops for bioenergy is estimated at 0.12 EJ yr?1 in Japan. However, it is difficult to utilize the supply potential considering the low food-self-sufficiency ratio and the high costs of crops in Japan. In addition, the authors analyze the supply potential of energy crops produced on surplus arable land in Japan in cases of biomass productivity increment. The supply potential of energy crops is formulated into 0.12A (EJ yr?1), where A means the index of productivity increment ( A = 1.0 at present). On the other hand, in the case of every crop productivity increment, the supply potential of energy crops is formulated into 1.44A–1.32 (EJ yr?1). When it is assumed that the ratio is 2.0, the supply potential in the latter case is 1.44 EJ yr?1, which is equivalent to about 7% of the total primary energy supply in Japan. When it is assumed that the ratio is 2.0 in the latter case in the world, the supply potential of energy crops is 435 EJ yr?1, which exceeds the total primary energy supply in the world. It is difficult to improve the productivity of every crop. However, if the improvement is realized, energy crops will become one of the major energy resources in Japan and in the world.

Hiromi Yamamoto; Yukihiko Matsumura; Shigeki Sawayama

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Improved  

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

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Novel use of 4D Monitoring Techniques to Improve Reservoir Longevity and Productivity in Enhanced Geothermal Systems  

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Novel use of 4D Monitoring Techniques to Improve Reservoir Longevity and Productivity in Enhanced Geothermal Systems presentation at the April 2013 peer review meeting held in Denver, Colorado.

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Robust design as a driver of engine cylinder heads evolution : a framework for identifying product improvement paths  

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The fundamental goal of Robust Design is to improve the quality of a product by minimizing the effects of variation. A key contributor to robustness over the long term is R&D. Therefore, a framework is desired to help ...

Gómez de la Mora, Luz de Lourdes

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Genetic improvement and evaluation of black cottonwood for short- rotation biomass production. Final report, 1987--1992  

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This project was initiated in 1978 to serve three objectives: (1) develop genetically improved poplar cultivars offering increased productivity under short-rotation culture; (2) identify the major components of productivity in poplar and determine ways in which they can be manipulated, genetically and culturally; and (3) engage in technology transfer to regional industry and agencies so as to make poplar culture in the Pacific Northwest economically feasible. The project is aimed at capturing natural variation in the native black cottonwood. Populus trichocarpa T & G, and enhancing it through selective breeding. Major emphasis has been placed on hybridization of black cottonwood with P deltoides and P maximowiczii, more recently with p nigra. First-generation (F{sub 1}) hybrids have consistently outperformed black cottonwood by a factor of 1.5.-2. The high yields of woody biomass obtained from these clonally propagated hybrids, in rotations of 4-7 years, have fostered the establishment of large-scale plantations by the pulp and paper industry in the region. Physiological studies have helped to elucidate hybrid superiority and several of the underlying mechanisms.

Stettler, R.F.; Hinckley, T.M. [Washington Univ., Seattle, WA (United States). Coll. of Forest Resources; Heilman, P.E. [Washington State Univ., Puyallup, WA (United States). Research and Extension Center; Bradshaw, H.D. Jr. [Washington Univ., Seattle, WA (United States). Dept. of Biochemistry

1993-04-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimization and Validation of a GC–FID Method for the Determination of Acetone-Butanol-Ethanol Fermentation Products  

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......the Determination of Acetone-Butanol-Ethanol Fermentation Products Xiaoqing Lin 1 2...measuring the products of acetone-butanol-ethanol (ABE) fermentation and the combined...fermentation, also called acetone-butanol-ethanol (ABE) fermentation, was the second......

Xiaoqing Lin; Jiansheng Fan; Qingshi Wen; Renjie Li; Xiaohong Jin; Jinglan Wu; Wenbin Qian; Dong Liu; Jingjing Xie; Jianxin Bai; Hanjie Ying

2014-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Reducing Heavy-Haul Railcar Maintenance Costs and Improving Terminal Performance Using Technology: A Lean Production Approach  

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operations. This research applies Lean Manufacturing methods to the railcar maintenance process industries to improve production and manufacturing efficiency. In the 2000s, various production management with terminal dwell [3,4]. In addition, Logan suggested that for every 15% reduction in systemwide average

Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University of

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Improved determination of the astrophysical S(0) factor of the (15)N(p,alpha)(12)C reaction  

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RAPID COMMUNICATIONS PHYSICAL REVIEW C 80, 012801(R) (2009) Improved determination of the astrophysical S(0) factor of the 15N( p, ?)12C reaction M. La Cognata,1 V. Z. Goldberg,2 A. M. Mukhamedzhanov,2 C. Spitaleri,1,* and R. E. Tribble2 1DMFCI...

La Cognata, M.; Goldberg, V. Z.; Mukhamedzhanov, A. M.; Spitaleri, C.; Tribble, Robert E.

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEM APPROACH FOR PLAY PORTFOLIOS TO IMPROVE OIL PRODUCTION IN THE ILLINOIS BASIN  

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Oil and gas have been commercially produced in Illinois for over 100 years. Existing commercial production is from more than fifty-two named pay horizons in Paleozoic rocks ranging in age from Middle Ordovician to Pennsylvanian. Over 3.2 billion barrels of oil have been produced. Recent calculations indicate that remaining mobile resources in the Illinois Basin may be on the order of several billion barrels. Thus, large quantities of oil, potentially recoverable using current technology, remain in Illinois oil fields despite a century of development. Many opportunities for increased production may have been missed due to complex development histories, multiple stacked pays, and commingled production which makes thorough exploitation of pays and the application of secondary or improved/enhanced recovery strategies difficult. Access to data, and the techniques required to evaluate and manage large amounts of diverse data are major barriers to increased production of critical reserves in the Illinois Basin. These constraints are being alleviated by the development of a database access system using a Geographic Information System (GIS) approach for evaluation and identification of underdeveloped pays. The Illinois State Geological Survey has developed a methodology that is being used by industry to identify underdeveloped areas (UDAs) in and around petroleum reservoirs in Illinois using a GIS approach. This project utilizes a statewide oil and gas Oracle{reg_sign} database to develop a series of Oil and Gas Base Maps with well location symbols that are color-coded by producing horizon. Producing horizons are displayed as layers and can be selected as separate or combined layers that can be turned on and off. Map views can be customized to serve individual needs and page size maps can be printed. A core analysis database with over 168,000 entries has been compiled and assimilated into the ISGS Enterprise Oracle database. Maps of wells with core data have been generated. Data from over 1,700 Illinois waterflood units and waterflood areas have been entered into an Access{reg_sign} database. The waterflood area data has also been assimilated into the ISGS Oracle database for mapping and dissemination on the ArcIMS website. Formation depths for the Beech Creek Limestone, Ste. Genevieve Limestone and New Albany Shale in all of the oil producing region of Illinois have been calculated and entered into a digital database. Digital contoured structure maps have been constructed, edited and added to the ILoil website as map layers. This technology/methodology addresses the long-standing constraints related to information access and data management in Illinois by significantly simplifying the laborious process that industry presently must use to identify underdeveloped pay zones in Illinois.

Beverly Seyler; John Grube

2004-12-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Improved Measurement of the Muon Lifetime and Determination of the Fermi Constant  

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The MuLan collaboration has measured the lifetime of the positve muon to a precision of 1.0 parts per million. The Fermi constant is determined to a precision of 0.6 parts per million.

P. T. Debevec

2011-08-22T23:59:59.000Z

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Improvements in Test Protocols for Electric Vehicles to Determine Range and Total Energy Consumption  

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As electric vehicles have entered the market fairly recently, ... tested the same way as the ICE-driven cars with the exception that determining range is ... However, the current procedures address mainly primary...

Juhani Laurikko; Jukka Nuottimäki…

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Improving process performances in coal gasification for power and synfuel production  

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This paper is aimed at developing process alternatives of conventional coal gasification. A number of possibilities are presented, simulated, and discussed in order to improve the process performances, to avoid the use of pure oxygen, and to reduce the overall CO{sub 2} emissions. The different process configurations considered include both power production, by means of an integrated gasification combined cycle (IGCC) plant, and synfuel production, by means of Fischer-Tropsch (FT) synthesis. The basic idea is to thermally couple a gasifier, fed with coal and steam, and a combustor where coal is burnt with air, thus overcoming the need of expensive pure oxygen as a feedstock. As a result, no or little nitrogen is present in the syngas produced by the gasifier; the required heat is transferred by using an inert solid as the carrier, which is circulated between the two modules. First, a thermodynamic study of the dual-bed gasification is carried out. Then a dual-bed gasification process is simulated by Aspen Plus, and the efficiency and overall CO{sub 2} emissions of the process are calculated and compared with a conventional gasification with oxygen. Eventually, the scheme with two reactors (gasifier-combustor) is coupled with an IGCC process. The simulation of this plant is compared with that of a conventional IGCC, where the gasifier is fed by high purity oxygen. According to the newly proposed configuration, the global plant efficiency increases by 27.9% and the CO{sub 2} emissions decrease by 21.8%, with respect to the performances of a conventional IGCC process. 29 refs., 7 figs., 5 tabs.

M. Sudiro; A. Bertucco; F. Ruggeri; M. Fontana [University of Padova, Milan (Italy). Italy and Foster Wheeler Italiana Spa

2008-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Potential Benefits from Improved Energy Efficiency of Key Electrical Products: The Case of India  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

LCC accounts for the electricity costs paid by the consumerProduct Additional Electricity Cost NPV Product Coststhe annual operating cost (electricity bill), and DR is the

McNeil, Michael; Iyer, Maithili; Meyers, Stephen; Letschert, Virginie; McMahon, James E.

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

93

Improvement in accuracy of protein local structure determination from NMR data  

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A method for determining the most probable conformations of amino acid residues from semiquantitatively estimated nuclear Overhauser effects (NOEs) and coupling constants was developed and coded in the FiSiNOE-2 program. This program is a new version of the FiSiNOE program, utilizing NMR data with complementary knowledge-based information on protein structures. In FiSiNOE-2 this information is conformational clusters of the dihedral angles (?, ?, gc1) derived from the Protein Data Bank. The FiSiNOE-2 method determines mathematical expectations and standard deviations for the angles ?, ?, and ?1, and provides direct determination of the local structure of proteins from NMR data before building and refining their spatial structure. The results of the FiSiNOE-2 program in combination with the results of the habas program may be used to provide stereospecific assignments of a pair of ?-methylene protons and to determine precisely allowed ranges of the ?, ?, and ?1 dihedral angles consistent with a given set of NMR data. To do this, a new procedure, combine, was developed. Computational experiments with the NMR data simulated from X-ray coordinates of the BPTI showed that use of the combine procedure, in comparison with results obtained when habas was used alone, increases by more than 30% the number of correct assignments for ?CH2 groups and reduces the total lengths of the combined angular intervals for ?, ?, and ?1 angles to 1.9, 2.4, and 1.8 times, respectively. In contrast to the redundant dihedral angle constraints (REDAC) strategy, that derives REDAC from preliminary calculations of the complete structure, the combine procedure reduces the length of the angular intervals before using the variable target function algorithm to determine spatial structures of proteins. This feature of the combine strategy may be especially beneficial in the cases when there is lack of long-range NOEs.

Simon Sherman; Stanley Sclove; Leonid Kirnarsky; Igor Tomchin; Oleg Shats

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

94

Applying lean thinking to improve the production process of a traditional medium-size British manufacturing company  

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A well-organised implementation of lean manufacturing strategy will lead to excellent operations system and continuous improvement through the removal of non-value-added activities. This case study uses value-stream-mapping to investigate non-value-added activities, simply show how lean manufacturing implementation can intelligibility result a framework of improvement. The implementation and improvements will be depicted in the area of lead time, cycle time and quality by applying lean concepts like circle-shape on production line, 5S and Kaizen team on the shop floor of a British medium-size company.

Salman Sigari; Robin Clark

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

95

Improved measurement of neutral current coherent $\\pi^0$ production on carbon in a few-GeV neutrino beam  

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The SciBooNE Collaboration reports a measurement of neutral current coherent neutral pion production on carbon by a muon neutrino beam with average energy 0.8 GeV. The separation of coherent from inclusive neutral pion production has been improved by detecting recoil protons from resonant neutral pion production. We measure the ratio of the neutral current coherent neutral pion production to total charged current cross sections to be (1.16 +/- 0.24) x 10-2. The ratio of charged current coherent pion to neutral current coherent pion production is calculated to be 0.14+0.30 -0.28, using our published charged current coherent pion measurement.

Kurimoto, Y.; /KEK, Tsukuba; Alcaraz-Aunion, J.L.; /Barcelona, IFAE; Brice, S.J.; /Fermilab; Bugel, L.; /MIT; Catala-Perez, J.; /Valencia U. /Valencia U., IFIC; Cheng, G.; /Columbia U.; Conrad, J.M.; /MIT; Djurcic, Z.; /Columbia U.; Dore, U.; /INFN, Rome; Finley, D.A.; /Fermilab; Franke, A.J.; /Columbia U. /INFN, Rome

2010-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

96

Production system improvement at a medical devices company : floor layout reduction and manpower analysis  

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Due to the low demand and the need to introduce other production lines in the floor, the medical devices company wants to optimize the utilization of space and manpower for the occlusion system product. This thesis shows ...

AlEisa, Abdulaziz A. (Abdulaziz Asaad)

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

97

Improving the Methane Production in the Co-Digestion of Microalgae and Cattle Manure  

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that biogas production increased when algae was added to the digester. The highest methane production in the control groups, containing only manure, digestion sludge, and newsprint was 48120 L, while the highest in the mixtures containing algae and pretreated...

Cantu, Matthew Scott

2014-04-28T23:59:59.000Z

98

Communicating Knowledge: A Case Study for Improving Technician Productivity in the Telecom Industry  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Organizational success is based on productivity. Productivity at the Mountainside Moonpies Corporation is currently in decline due to the swift advancement of telecommunication technology, an aging workforce, and minimal ...

Santos, Sonia M.

2008-05-16T23:59:59.000Z

99

-Supporting Information-2 Patterned ion exchange membranes for improved power production in4  

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production in4 microbial reverse-electrodialysis cells5 6 Jia Liua , Geoffrey M. Geisea, b , Xi Luoc

100

Does Access to Finance Improve Productivity? Evidence from a Natural Experiment*  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

with rising crude oil prices and new ethanol subsidies, has created an exogenous shift in demand for U.S. corn and productivity at the county level. We exploit an exogenous shift in demand for a product to expose how producers level. We exploit an exogenous shift in demand for a product to expose how producers adapt

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101

Determinants of export marketing strategies of forest products companies in the context of transition --The case of Slovakia  

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Determinants of export marketing strategies of forest products companies in the context and Environmental Policy, Markets and Marketing Section, Tennenbacher Strae 4, 79106 Freiburg, Germany Received 7 of export performance have been extensively examined in the literature. Although marketing strategy

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New process modeling [sic], design, and control strategies for energy efficiency, high product quality, and improved productivity in the process industries. Final project report  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

This project was concerned with the development of process design and control strategies for improving energy efficiency, product quality, and productivity in the process industries. In particular, (i) the resilient design and control of chemical reactors, and (ii) the operation of complex processing systems, was investigated. Specific topics studied included new process modeling procedures, nonlinear controller designs, and control strategies for multiunit integrated processes. Both fundamental and immediately applicable results were obtained. The new design and operation results from this project were incorporated into computer-aided design software and disseminated to industry. The principles and design procedures have found their way into industrial practice.

Ray, W. Harmon

2002-06-05T23:59:59.000Z

103

Integrated methodology for production related risk management of vehicle electronics (IMPROVE).  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

??This scientific work is designated to provide an innovative and integrated conceptional approach to improve the assembly quality of automotive electronics. This is achieved by… (more)

Geis, Stefan Rafael

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

104

Jet Production in ep Collisions at High $Q^2$ and Determination of $\\alpha_s$  

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The production of jets is studied in deep-inelastic ep scattering at large negative four momentum transfer squared 150determined from these measurements is alpha_s(M_Z) = 0.1168 +/-0.0007 (exp.) +0.0046/-0.0030 (th.) +/-0.0016(pdf).

Aaron, FD; Alimujiang, K; Andreev, V; Antunovic, B; Asmone, A; Backovic, S; Baghdasaryan, A; Barrelet, E; Bartel, W; Begzsuren, K; Belousov, A; Bizot, J C; Boudry, V; Bozovic-Jelisavcic, I; Bracinik, J; Brandt, G; Brinkmann, M; Brisson, V; Bruncko, D; Bunyatyan, A; Buschhorn, G; Bystritskaya, L; Campbell, A J; Cantun Avila, K B; Cassol-Brunner, F; Cerny, K; Cerny, V; Chekelian, V; Cholewa, A; Contreras, J G; Coughlan, J A; Cozzika, G; Cvach, J; Dainton, J B; Daum, K; Deak, M; de Boer, Y; Delcourt, B; Del Degan, M; Delvax, J; De Roeck, A; De Wolf, E A; Diaconu, C; Dodonov, V; Dossanov, A; Dubak, A; Eckerlin, G; Efremenko, V; Egli, S; Eliseev, A; Elsen, E; Falkiewicz, A; Faulkner, P J W; Favart, L; Fedotov, A; Felst, R; Feltesse, J; Ferencei, J; Fischer, D -J; Fleischer, M; Fomenko, A; Gabathuler, E; Gayler, J; Ghazaryan, Samvel; Glazov, A; Glushkov, I; Goerlich, L; Gogitidze, N; Gouzevitch, M; Grab, C; Greenshaw, T; Grell, B R; Grindhammer, G; Habib, S; Haidt, D; Helebrant, C; Henderson, R C W; Hennekemper, E; Henschel, H; Herbst, M; Herrera, G; Hildebrandt, M; Hiller, K H; Hoffmann, D; Horisberger, R; Hreus, T; Jacquet, M; Janssen, M E; Janssen, X; Jemanov, V; Jonsson, L; Jung, Andreas Werner; Jung, H; Kapichine, M; Katzy, J; Kenyon, I R; Kiesling, C; Klein, M; Kleinwort, C; Kluge, T; Knutsson, A; Kogler, R; Korbel, V; Kostka, P; Kraemer, M; Krastev, K; Kretzschmar, J; Kropivnitskaya, A; Kruger, K; Kutak, K; Landon, M P J; Lange, W; Lastovicka-Medin, G; Laycock, P; Lebedev, A; Leibenguth, G; Lendermann, V; Levonian, S; Li, G; Lipka, K; Liptaj, A; List, B; List, J; Loktionova, N; Lopez-Fernandez, R; Lubimov, V; Lytkin, L; Makankine, A; Malinovski, E; Marage, P; Marti, Ll; Martyn, H -U; Maxfield, S J; Mehta, A; Meyer, A B; Meyer, H; Meyer, H; Meyer, J; Michels, V; Mikocki, S; Milcewicz-Mika, I; Moreau, F; Morozov, A; Morris, J V; Mozer, Matthias Ulrich; Mudrinic, M; Muller, K; Murin, P; Naroska, B; Naumann, Th; Newman, P R; Niebuhr, C; Nikiforov, A; Nowak, G; Nowak, K; Nozicka, M; Olivier, B; Olsson, J E; Osman, S; Ozerov, D; Palichik, V; Panagoulias, I; Pandurovic, M; Papadopoulou, Th; Pascaud, C; Patel, G D; Pejchal, O; Perez, E; Petrukhin, A; Picuric, I; Piec, S; Pitzl, D; Placakyte, R; Pokorny, B; Polifka, R; Povh, B; Preda, T; Radescu, V; Rahmat, A J; Raicevic, N; Raspiareza, A; Ravdandorj, T; Reimer, P; Rizvi, E; Robmann, P; Roland, B; Roosen, R; Rostovtsev, A; Rotaru, M; Ruiz Tabasco, J E; Rurikova, Z; Rusakov, S; Salek, D; Sankey, D P C; Sauter, M; Sauvan, E; Schmitt, S; Schmitz, C; Schoeffel, L; Schoning, A; Schultz-Coulon, H -C; Sefkow, F; Shaw-West, R N; Sheviakov, I; Shtarkov, L N; Shushkevich, S; Sloan, T; Smiljanic, Ivan; Soloviev, Y; Sopicki, P; South, D; Spaskov, V; Specka, Arnd E; Staykova, Z; Steder, M; Stella, B; Stoicea, G; Straumann, U; Sunar, D; Sykora, T; Tchoulakov, V; Thompson, G; Thompson, P D; Toll, T; Tomasz, F; Tran, T H; Traynor, D; Trinh, T N; Truol, P; Tsakov, I; Tseepeldorj, B; Turnau, J; Urban, K; Valkarova, A; Vallee, C; Van Mechelen, P; Vargas Trevino, A; Vazdik, Y; Vinokurova, S; Volchinski, V; von den Driesch, M; Wegener, D; Wissing, Ch; Wunsch, E; Zacek, J; Zalesak, J; Zhang, Z; Zhokin, A; Zimmermann, T; Zohrabyan, H; Zomer, F; Zus, R

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Xylose utilizing zymomonas mobilis with improved ethanol production in biomass hydrolysate medium  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

Xylose-utilizing, ethanol producing strains of Zymomonas mobilis with improved performance in medium comprising biomass hydrolysate were isolated using an adaptation process. Independently isolated strains were found to have independent mutations in the same coding region. Mutation in this coding may be engineered to confer the improved phenotype.

Caimi, Perry G; Hitz, William D; Stieglitz, Barry; Viitanen, Paul V

2013-07-02T23:59:59.000Z

106

Xylose utilizing Zymomonas mobilis with improved ethanol production in biomass hydrolysate medium  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

Xylose-utilizing, ethanol producing strains of Zymomonas mobilis with improved performance in medium comprising biomass hydrolysate were isolated using an adaptation process. Independently isolated strains were found to have independent mutations in the same coding region. Mutation in this coding may be engineered to confer the improved phenotype.

Caimi, Perry G; Hitz, William D; Viitanen, Paul V; Stieglitz, Barry

2013-10-29T23:59:59.000Z

107

Impact of Indoor Environment Improvement on Comfort and Productivity in a Chipboard Workplace  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

-147. [7]. Derek C. C, Li Baizhan. productivity and indoor environment [C]. Proceedings of Healthy Buildings. Espoo Finland: Vol.1, 1(2000): 629-634. ...

Li, Z.; Li, D.; Du, H.; Zhang, G.; Li, L.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

108

Alkali Pretreatment for Improvement of Biogas and Ethanol Production from Different Waste Parts of Pine Tree  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Among the untreated parts, the highest amount of biomethane production was obtained from needle leaves, which was 213 mL/(g·VS). ...

Peyman Salehian; Keikhosro Karimi

2012-12-18T23:59:59.000Z

109

The interrelationship between environmental goals, productivity improvement, and increased energy efficiency in integrated paper and steel plants  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

This report presents the results of an investigation into the interrelationships between plant-level productivity, energy efficiency, and environmental improvements for integrated pulp and paper mills and integrated steel mills in the US. Integrated paper and steel plants are defined as those facilities that use some form of onsite raw material to produce final products (for example, paper and paperboard or finished steel). Fully integrated pulp and paper mills produce onsite the pulp used to manufacture paper from virgin wood fiber, secondary fiber, or nonwood fiber. Fully integrated steel mills process steel from coal, iron ore, and scrap inputs and have onsite coke oven facilities.

NONE

1997-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

110

Improving the Sustainability of Oak Woodland Forage and Productivity in San Diego County Through the  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

-November 2, 1990, Davis, California. 2 Farm Advisor, University of California Cooperative Extension, San, a key element for obtaining high production on these range areas, requires high energy and fossil fuel inputs for its commercial production (Green 1978). Since the energy crisis of 1973, and the Middle East

Standiford, Richard B.

111

Numerical Simulation Study to Investigate Expected Productivity Improvement Using the "Slot-Drill" Completion  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

to 3,000 years of production, allowing the assessment of production up to the point of depletion (or boundary-dominated flow). These scenarios provided insights into all the various flow regimes, as well as provided a quantitative evaluation of all...

Odunowo, Tioluwanimi Oluwagbemiga

2012-07-16T23:59:59.000Z

112

Development of rapid methods to determine the quality of corn for ethanol production.  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

??As ethanol production greatly increased in recent years in the U.S., there has been interest to make the ethanol production process more efficient and economical,… (more)

Burgers, Allison Palmer

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

113

Opportunities for Energy Efficiency Improvements in Oil Production in Kansas: A Case Study  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

be made to operating oil wells in Kansas which could reduce their pumping costs. Preliminary results from four wells selected for a case study show that while technical modifications and/or improvements in existing wells generally reduce pumping costs...

Egbert, R. I.; King, J. E.

114

Policies for eliminating low-efficiency production capacities and improving energy efficiency of energy-intensive industries in China  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Abstract China faced the greatest challenge in balancing its economic growth, energy and resource security as well as environmental pollution. The energy-intensive industries, which used to be the major force driving China?s economic growth, had seriously exhausted the countries? natural resources and energy, and at the same time polluted the environment because of the severe surplus of low-efficiency production capacities. As a result, the Chinese government had initiated multiple economic and administrative policies to eliminate these low-efficiency production capacities intended to improve the energy efficiency of energy-intensive industries. These policies are summarized in this paper, along with export tax rebating rate, resource tax, administrative audit and approvals, differential electric power pricing and shutting down the low-efficiency production capacities. The paper also evaluates the effects of these policies by analyzing several key indicators about the energy-intensive industries, including fixed asset investment growth rate, energy-intensity of industrial added-value, waste gas emission-intensity of industrial added-value. The VALDEX methodology is selected to examine the improving trends of energy-efficiency for energy-intensive industries. The analyzing results show that firstly the development of low-efficiency capacities tends to be more sensitive to the policies, so the policies that China had enacted really exert very important effects on improving the energy-efficiency of energy-intensive industries. However, the effects of economic policies seem more faster and obvious than the fiscal policies. Besides, the results also show that polices which are designed to reserve energy may not necessarily exert the same effects on reducing emissions. There is still large room for improving the energy efficiency of energy-intensive industries, substantial improvement still needs to be done for current policies’ system. Some suggestions for future work are provided.

Li Li; Jianjun Wang; Zhongfu Tan; Xinquan Ge; Jian Zhang; Xiaozhe Yun

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

115

Exergy Analysis and Parametric Improvement of the Combined Production of Sugar, Ethanol, and Electricity  

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Over the last 500 years, the Brazilian sugarcane industry has evolved from a single product supplier (sugar producer) to an energy enterprise (sugar, alcohol and electricity). Different technological paths were d...

Silvio de Oliveira Jr.

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

116

Energy efficiency improvement and GHG abatement in the global production of primary aluminium  

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Primary aluminium production is a highly energy-intensive and greenhouse gas (GHG)-emitting process responsible for about 1 % of global GHG emissions. In 2009, the two most ... implementation of energy efficiency...

Katerina Kermeli; Peter-Hans ter Weer; Wina Crijns-Graus…

2014-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

117

Case studies in DSM : utilizing the Design Structure Matrix to improve New Product Introduction  

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This thesis describes a project that applies the Design Structure Matrix (DSM) in support of the Manufacturing Excellence (MX) program at Cisco Systems, Inc to reduce the cycle time of new product development initiatives ...

Go, Julie W

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

118

Improvement of Automobile Production Market Competitive Power Based on Logistics Network Planning  

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To spare parts flow of automobile production is shown in Fig. 15.1 [6...]. Steel plate and roll material is by car transport to news workshop. Plates shall be ordered to spare parts and then use electric board tr...

Hai Jian Wang

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

119

Improving a Pre-Combustion CCS Concept in Gas Turbine Combined Cycle for CHP Production  

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Abstract This paper describes modifications to improve the feasibility of a pre-combustion CCS concept for a gas turbine combined cycle. A natural gas-fired greenfield combined heat and power (CHP) plant equipped with pre-combustion capture was used as a base case, for which various improvement options were identified, assessed and selected. The base case was modified using the selected improvement options, after which the investment costs were re-evaluated. The results showed that the investment cost can be reduced with 8% by excluding the pre-reformer and the low temperature water-gas-shift reactor from the reforming process. The exclusion of the pre-reformer did not affect the performance of the plant, but the exclusion of the low temperature water-gas-shift reactor led to higher CO2 emissions.

Marjut S. Suomalainen; Antti Arasto; Sebastian Teir; Sari Siitonen

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

120

Determination of total mercury in seafood and other protein-rich products  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

A previously developed wet-digestion method for the determination of total mercury in plants by cold vapor atomic absorption spectroscopy (CVAAS) was extended to the analysis of seafood and other products rich in proteins. Oxidation of matrixes is accomplished by K{sub 2}Cr{sub 2}O{sub 7} in the presence of diluted H{sub 2}SO{sub 4}; a simple air condenser is used to reflux vapors released from the boiling mixture. The original procedure (A) and 2 modifications (B and C), which differ with respect to the mode of acidification and/or digestion time and the types of condensers used, were compared for precision and accuracy by means of National Institute of Standards and Technology Research Material 50 Albacore Tuna and proved to be reliable (Hg present, 0.95{plus_minus}0.1 {mu}g/g; Hg found, 0.97 {plus_minus} 0.029 {mu}g/g [A], 0.98 {plus_minus} 0.018 {mu}g/g [B], and 0.94 {plus_minus} 0.025 {mu}g/g [C]). The modified procedures were tested further in Hg recovery experiments on a variety of biological matrixes with different spiking substances and again showed good analytical characteristics (overall average recoveries = 98 {plus_minus} 5.1% for seafood and 100 {plus_minus} 3.6 for protein-rich baby foods). 22 refs., 1 fig., 5 tabs.

Landi, S.; Fagioli, F.; Locatelli, C. [Universita di Ferrara (Italy)

1992-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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121

Well-productivity improvement by use of rapid overpressured perforation extension: Case history  

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This paper describes an overbalance perforating and surging technique used as a pretreatment to hydraulic fracturing of the Romeo interval at Prudhoe Bay. Operation conditions, surface and bottomhole pressure (BHP) measurements, and modeling results are presented and discussed. Well productivity and the amount of proppant placed are compared with results in offset wells where the technique was not used.

Coueet, B.; Petitjean, L.M. [Schlumberger-Doll Research, Ridgefield, CT (United States); Abel, J.C.; Schmidt, J.H.; Ferguson, K.R.

1996-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

122

Minimal RED Cell Pairs Markedly Improve Electrode Kinetics and Power Production in Microbial Reverse Electrodialysis Cells  

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Reverse Electrodialysis Cells Roland D. Cusick,,§ Marta Hatzell, Fang Zhang, and Bruce E. Logan ABSTRACT: Power production from microbial reverse electrodialysis cell (MRC) electrodes is substantially electrodes used in a microbial fuel cell (MFC) are placed on each side of a reverse electrodialysis (RED

123

Forecasting future oil production in Norway and the UK: a general improved methodology  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

We present a new Monte-Carlo methodology to forecast the crude oil production of Norway and the U.K. based on a two-step process, (i) the nonlinear extrapolation of the current/past performances of individual oil fields and (ii) a stochastic model of the frequency of future oil field discoveries. Compared with the standard methodology that tends to underestimate remaining oil reserves, our method gives a better description of future oil production, as validated by our back-tests starting in 2008. Specifically, we predict remaining reserves extractable until 2030 to be 188 +/- 10 million barrels for Norway and 98 +/- 10 million barrels for the UK, which are respectively 45% and 66% above the predictions using the standard methodology.

Fievet, Lucas; Cauwels, Peter; Sornette, Didier

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

124

Establishment of an Industry-Driven Consortium Focused on Improving the Production Performance of Domestic Stripper Wells  

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The Pennsylvania State University, under contract to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) established a national industry-driven Stripper Well Consortium (SWC) that is focused on improving the production performance of domestic petroleum and/or natural gas stripper wells. The consortium creates a partnership with the U.S. petroleum and natural gas industries and trade associations, state funding agencies, academia, and the National Energy Technology Laboratory. This report serves as the eighth quarterly technical progress report for the SWC. Key activities for this reporting period include: (1) Organize and host the 2006 Spring Meeting in State College, PA to review and select projects for SWC co-funding; (2) Participation in the 2006 PA CleanEnergy Expo Energy Theater to air the DVD on ''Independent Oil: Rediscovering American's Forgotten Wells''; (3) New member additions; (4) Improving communications; and (5) Planning of the fall technology meetings.

Joel L. Morrison; Sharon L. Elder

2006-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

125

Establishment of an Industry-Driven Consortium Focused on Improving the Production Performance of Domestic Stripper Wells  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The Pennsylvania State University, under contract to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) has established a national industry-driven Stripper Well Consortium (SWC) that is focused on improving the production performance of domestic petroleum and/or natural gas stripper wells. The consortium creates a partnership with the U.S. petroleum and natural gas industries and trade associations, state funding agencies, academia, and the National Energy Technology Laboratory. This report serves as the seventh quarterly technical progress report for the SWC. Key activities for this reporting period include: (1) Nomination and election of the Executive Council members for the 2006-07 term, (2) Finalize and release the 2006 Request for Proposals (RFP), (3) Invoice and recruit members, (4) Plan for the spring meeting, (5) Improving communication efforts, and (6) Continue distribution of the DVD entitled: ''Independent Oil: Rediscovering American's Forgotten Wells''.

Joel L. Morrison; Sharon L. Elder

2006-04-21T23:59:59.000Z

126

Development and testing of improved heat transfer media for regenerative thermal oxidizers in the wood products industry  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Recently regenerative thermal oxidizers (RTOs) have been used to control gaseous hydrocarbon air pollutant emissions from wood products plants. Two major problems related to the ceramic saddle heat transfer matrix in conventional RTOs have been encountered, cold face fouling and breakdown of the ceramic matrix. A structured packing heat transfer media having straight airflow passages of constant cross section was developed to remedy these problems. Results of pilot scale testing has shown that the structured packing is resistant to cold face fouling and breakdown of the ceramic matrix. In addition, in a full scale retrofit application, improvements in pollutant reduction effectiveness and operating efficiency were measured. 5 refs., 3 figs., 2 tabs.

Klobucar, J.M. [Duerr Industries, Inc., Plymouth, MI (United States)

1996-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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DEVELOPMENT OF IMPROVED ANAEROBIC GROWTH OF BACILLUS MOJAVENSIS STRAIN JF-2 FOR THE PURPOSE OF IMPROVED ANAEROBIC BIOSURFACTANT PRODUCTION FOR ENHANCED OIL RECOVERY  

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Our work focuses on the use of microorganisms to recover petroleum hydrocarbons that remain entrapped after current recovery technologies reach their economic limit. Capillary forces between the hydrocarbon and aqueous phases are largely responsible for trapping the hydrocarbons in the pores of the rock and large reductions in the interfacial tension between the hydrocarbon and aqueous phases are needed for hydrocarbon mobilization (1-3, 10, 11). Microorganisms produce a variety of biosurfactants (4), several of which generate the ultra low interfacial tensions needed for hydrocarbon mobilization (4, 5, 8). In particular, the lipopeptide biosurfactant produced by Bacillus mojavensis strain JF-2 reduces the interfacial tension between hydrocarbon and aqueous phases to very low levels (<0.016 mN/m) (8) (9). B. mojavensis JF-2 grows under the environmental conditions found in many oil reservoirs, i. e., anaerobic, NaCl concentrations up to 80 g l{sup -1}, and temperatures up to 45 C (6, 7), making it ideally suited for in situ applications. However, anaerobic growth of B. mojavensis JF-2 was inconsistent and difficult to replicate, which limited its use for in situ applications. Our initial studies revealed that enzymatic digests, such as Proteose Peptone, were required for anaerobic growth of Bacillus mojavensis JF-2. Subsequent purification of the growth-enhancing factor in Proteose Peptone resulted in the identification of the growth-enhancing factor as DNA or deoxyribonucleosides. The addition of salmon sperm DNA, herring sperm DNA, E. coli DNA or synthetic DNA (single or double stranded) to Medium E all supported anaerobic growth of JF-2. Further, we found that JF-2 required all four deoxyribonucleosides (deoxyadeonosine, deoxyguanosine, deoxycytidine and thymidine) for growth under strict anaerobic conditions. The requirement for the deoxyribonucleosides did not occur under aerobic growth conditions. DNA was not used as a sole energy source; sucrose was required for anaerobic growth and biosurfactant production in DNA-supplemented Medium E. In addition to DNA or deoxyribonucleosides, nitrate, amino acids and vitamins were all required for anaerobic growth of JF-2. Bacillus mojavensisT (ABO21191), Bacillus mojavensis, strain ROB2 also required DNA or deoxyribonucleosides for anaerobic growth. The improved anaerobic growth of Bacillus mojavensis JF-2 was a prerequisite for studies that will lead to improved anaerobic biosurfactant production.

M.J. McInerney; M. Folmsbee; D. Nagle

2004-05-31T23:59:59.000Z

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The use of production records as a method for improving the reproductive performance of Rambouillet sheep  

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for ewes, rams and lambs were developed. Adjustment factors were derived to correct 120-day lamb weights for the effects of age of dam and lamb sex and birth-rearing type. The data were also utilized to charac- terize the relation of environmental... factors to lamb and wool production. The breeder of the ewe and the ewe's age and breeding weight had important (P&. 001) effects on prolificacy and fertility. Livability was only significantly (P&. 001) affected by the breeder. The ewe's own birth type...

Lewis, Ronald Martin

1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Well productivity improvement using extreme overbalanced perforating and surging-case history  

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This paper describes overbalanced perforating and surging operations as a pretreatment to hydraulic fracturing for the Romeo interval at Prudhoe Bay. Operation conditions are presented and discussed, as well as surface and bottomhole pressure measurements. Well productivity and the amount of proppant placed are compared to results in offset wells where the technique was not applied. The paper shows how the use of the technique allows placement of small, highly conductive fractures in intervals that were not previously considered fracturing candidates due to the close proximity to the gas/oil contact (GOC). The paper also shows pressure transient analysis affirming the technique as a stand-alone stimulation. It is shown that the use of extreme overbalanced perforating and surging treatments prior to hydraulic fracturing produces a substantial increase both in the success rate and the efficiency of the hydraulic fracturing operation and in the production rate of the wells that are pretreated. Finally, a comparison between pressure data and a new radial fracture propagation model shows a good match. The model demonstrates that high-energy treatment can significantly increase the extension and the height of the fracture; this was corroborated by downhole pressure measurements recorded during one overbalance treatment and by well logs.

Petitjean, L.; Coueet, B.; Abel, J.C. [and others

1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Experimental co-digestion of corn stalk and vermicompost to improve biogas production  

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Anaerobic co-digestion of corn stalk and vermicompost (VC) as well as mono-digestion of corn stalk were investigated. Batch mono-digestion experiments were performed at 35 {+-} 1 {sup o}C and initial total solid loading (TSL) ranged from 1.2% to 6.0%. Batch co-digestion experiments were performed at 35 {+-} 1 {sup o}C and initial TSL of 6% with VC proportions ranged from 20% to 80% of total solid (TS). For mono-digestion of corn stalk, a maximum methane yield of 217.60 {+-} 13.87 mL/g TS{sub added} was obtained at initial TSL of 4.8%, and acidification was found at initial TSL of 6.0% with the lowest pH value of 5.10 on day 4. Co-digestion improved the methane yields by 4.42-58.61% via enhancing volatile fatty acids (VFAs) concentration and pH value compared with mono-digestion of corn stalk. The maximum biogas yield of 410.30 {+-} 11.01 mL/g TS{sub added} and methane yield of 259.35 {+-} 13.85 mL/g TS{sub added} were obtained for 40% VC addition. Structure analysis by X-ray diffractometry (XRD) showed that the lowest crystallinity of 35.04 of digested corn stalk was obtained from co-digestion with 40% VC, which decreased 29.4% compared to 49.6 obtained from un-treated corn stalk. It is concluded that co-digestion with VC is beneficial for improving biodigestibility and methane yield from corn stalk.

Chen Guangyin [State Key Laboratory of Pollution Control and Resource Reuse, School of the Environment, Nanjing University, Nanjing 210093 (China); Zheng Zheng, E-mail: zzhenghj@fudan.edu.c [State Key Laboratory of Pollution Control and Resource Reuse, School of the Environment, Nanjing University, Nanjing 210093 (China); Department of Environmental Science and Engineering, Fudan University, Shanghai 200433 (China); Yang Shiguan [National Engineering Laboratory of Biomass Power Generation Equipment, School of Renewable Energy, North China Electric Power University, Beijing 102206 (China); Fang Caixia; Zou Xingxing; Luo Yan [State Key Laboratory of Pollution Control and Resource Reuse, School of the Environment, Nanjing University, Nanjing 210093 (China)

2010-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Water Management Strategies for Improved Coalbed Methane Production in the Black Warrior Basin  

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The modern coalbed methane industry was born in the Black Warrior Basin of Alabama and has to date produced more than 2.6 trillion cubic feet of gas and 1.6 billion barrels of water. The coalbed gas industry in this area is dependent on instream disposal of co-produced water, which ranges from nearly potable sodium-bicarbonate water to hypersaline sodium-chloride water. This study employed diverse analytical methods to characterize water chemistry in light of the regional geologic framework and to evaluate the full range of water management options for the Black Warrior coalbed methane industry. Results reveal strong interrelationships among regional geology, water chemistry, and gas chemistry. Coalbed methane is produced from multiple coal seams in Pennsylvanian-age strata of the Pottsville Coal Interval, in which water chemistry is influenced by a structurally controlled meteoric recharge area along the southeastern margin of the basin. The most important constituents of concern in the produced water include chlorides, ammonia compounds, and organic substances. Regional mapping and statistical analysis indicate that the concentrations of most ionic compounds, metallic substances, and nonmetallic substances correlate with total dissolved solids and chlorides. Gas is effectively produced at pipeline quality, and the only significant impurity is N{sub 2}. Geochemical analysis indicates that the gas is of mixed thermogenic-biogenic origin. Stable isotopic analysis of produced gas and calcite vein fills indicates that widespread late-stage microbial methanogenesis occurred primarily along a CO{sub 2} reduction metabolic pathway. Organic compounds in the produced water appear to have helped sustain microbial communities. Ammonia and ammonium levels increase with total dissolved solids content and appear to have played a role in late-stage microbial methanogenesis and the generation of N{sub 2}. Gas production tends to decline exponentially, whereas water production tends to decline hyperbolically. Hyperbolic decline indicates that water volume is of greatest concern early in the life of a coalbed methane project. Regional mapping indicates that gas production is controlled primarily by the ability to depressurize permeable coal seams that are natively within the steep part of the adsorption isotherm. Water production is greatest within the freshwater intrusion and below thick Cretaceous cover strata and is least in areas of underpressure. Water management strategies include instream disposal, which can be applied effectively in most parts of the basin. Deep disposal may be applicable locally, particularly where high salinity limits the ability to dispose into streams. Artificial wetlands show promise for the management of saline water, especially where the reservoir yield is limited. Beneficial use options include municipal water supply, agricultural use, and industrial use. The water may be of use to an inland shrimp farming industry, which is active around the southwestern coalbed methane fields. The best opportunities for beneficial use are reuse of water by the coalbed methane industry for drilling and hydraulic fracturing. This research has further highlighted opportunities for additional research on treatment efficiency, the origin of nitrogen compounds, organic geochemistry, biogenic gas generation, flow modeling, and computer simulation. Results of this study are being disseminated through a vigorous technology transfer program that includes web resources, numerous presentations to stakeholders, and a variety of technical publications.

Pashin, Jack; McIntyre-Redden, Marcella; Mann, Steven; Merkel, David

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Knowledge Transfer Partnerships is Europe's leading programme helping businesses to improve their competitiveness and productivity through the better use of knowledge,  

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Knowledge Transfer Partnerships is Europe's leading programme helping businesses to improve their competitiveness and productivity through the better use of knowledge, technology and skills that reside within the UK knowledge base. A Technology Strategy Board programme Accelerating Business Innovation #12

Molinari, Marc

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Methods for the speciation and determination of arsenic and selenium in coal combustion products  

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Methods of sample preparation for the determination of total selenium, and selenite, selenate, arsenite, and arsenate in coal fly ash materials were evaluated. The measurement methods use atomic spectroscopy for the determination of total concentrations and ion chromatography (IC) for the determination of individual ionic species. Sample preparation procedures which minimize the loss or alteration of the species of interest was explored and defined. The utility of the sample preparation methods can be sample dependent, so caution is advised in their use. IC conditions were established for the determination in extract solutions of selenite, selenate, arsenite, and arsenate with minimal interference from common anions.

Schabron, J.F.; Hart, B.K.; Niss, N.D.; Brown, T.H.

1991-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Improved volatile fatty acid and biomethane production from lipid removed microalgal residue (LR?AR) through pretreatment  

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Abstract Renewable energy from lipid removed microalgal residues (LR?ARs) serves as a promising tool for sustainable development of the microalgal biodiesel industry. Hence, in this study, LR?AR from Ettlia sp. was characterized for its physico-biochemical parameters, and applied to various pretreatment to increase the biodegradability and used in batch experiments for the production of volatile fatty acids (VFA) and biomethane. After various pretreatments, the soluble organic matters were increased at a maximum of 82% in total organic matters in alkali-autoclaved sample. In addition, VFA and methane production was enhanced by 30% and 40% in alkali-sonicated and alkali-autoclaved samples, respectively. Methane heating value was recovered at maximum of 6.6 MJ kg?1 VS in alkali-autoclaved conditions with comparison to non-pretreated samples. The pretreatment remarkably improved LR?AR solubilization and enhanced VFA and biomethane production, which holds immense potential to eventually reduce the cost of algal biodiesel.

Arumuganainar Suresh; Charles Seo; Ho Nam Chang; Yeu-Chun Kim

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Determination of total dietary fiber and resistant starch in processed corn and rice products  

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), and probably, Maillard reaction products. Values of TDF for rice products decreased up to 50% during milling, but remained unchanged with parboiling. Formation of RS around 1% in corn was found when consecutive heat treatments were applied (alkaline... starch" (RS) was first used by Englyst and Cummings in 1982 to describe starch that was resistant to pancreatic amylase. During heat treatments (boiling or baking), intermolecular hydrogen bonds between the starch granules are formed (crystallization...

Corujo Martinez, Juan Ignacio

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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An analysis of injuries to determine the effect of wage incentives on safety performance of production workers  

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, and othem. Future research must be designed to isolate and/or eliminate these variables in order to more closely determine the effects of in-' centives on production workers. ACKHOWIi53X2%5TS A word. of appreciation must be experssed to certain people... of Literature. 1 1 2 4 II. METHODOLOGY . ~ ~ . ~ ~ ~ III. PLANTS SELECTED FOR STUDY IV. PRESEHTATIOITT OF DATA. 12 17 Injuries Pez Length of Time Employed Classifi ABCO Manufacturing Company. A. Brendt Manufacturing Company Kroehler Nanufacturing...

Brock, Kennith Douglas

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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A simulation model for determining the productivity and costs associated with a mobile small-log sawmill  

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Committee) 7 ad of partment (Memb r) (Member) Member) December 1975 ABSTRACT A Simulation Model for Determining The Productivity and Costs Associated With a Mobile Small-Log Sawmill. (December 1975) Ken E. Rogers, B. S. F. , Stephen F. Austin... for their fine suggestions and critical comments. They are: Dr. Don F. Durso, Dr. Clifford Hickman, and Dr. August Smith. Lastly, I would like to express sincere appreciation to my wife, Kathy, for her continued patience, help, and encouragement through...

Rogers, Kenneth E

1975-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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ESTABLISHMENT OF AN INDUSTRY-DRIVEN CONSORTIUM FOCUSED ON IMPROVING THE PRODUCTION PERFORMANCE OF DOMESTIC STRIPPER WELLS  

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The Pennsylvania State University, under contract to the U.S. Department of Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory will establish, promote, and manage a national industry-driven Stripper Well Consortium (SWC) that will be focused on improving the production performance of domestic petroleum and/or natural gas stripper wells. The consortium creates a partnership with the U.S. petroleum and natural gas industries and trade associations, state funding agencies, academia, and the National Energy Technology Laboratory. This report serves as the first quarterly technical progress report for the SWC. Key activities for this reporting period include: (1) hosting the SWC spring proposal meeting in Golden Colorado, (2) planning of the upcoming SWC fall technology transfer meetings, and (3) recruiting the SWC base membership.

Joel L. Morrison

2004-12-28T23:59:59.000Z

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ESTABLISHMENT OF AN INDUSTRY-DRIVEN CONSORTIUM FOCUSED ON IMPROVING THE PRODUCTION PERFORMANCE OF DOMESTIC STRIPPER WELLS  

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The Pennsylvania State University, under contract to the U.S. Department of Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory will establish, promote, and manage a national industry-driven Stripper Well Consortium (SWC) that will be focused on improving the production performance of domestic petroleum and/or natural gas stripper wells. The consortium creates a partnership with the U.S. petroleum and natural gas industries and trade associations, state funding agencies, academia, and the National Energy Technology Laboratory. This report serves as the fifteenth quarterly technical progress report for the SWC. Key activities for this reporting period include: (1) hosting the SWC spring proposal meeting in Golden Colorado, (2) planning of the upcoming SWC fall technology transfer meetings, and (3) recruiting the SWC base membership.

Joel L. Morrison

2004-12-23T23:59:59.000Z

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ESTABLISHMENT OF AN INDUSTRY-DRIVEN CONSORTIUM FOCUSED ON IMPROVING THE PRODUCTION PERFORMANCE OF DOMESTIC STRIPPER WELLS  

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The Pennsylvania State University, under contract to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL), will establish, promote, and manage a national industry-driven Stripper Well Consortium (SWC) that will be focused on improving the production performance of domestic petroleum and/or natural gas stripper wells. The consortium creates a partnership with the U.S. petroleum and natural gas industries and trade associations, state funding agencies, academia, and the National Energy Technology Laboratory. This report serves as the eighth quarterly technical progress report for the SWC. Key activities for this reporting period include: (1) issuing subcontracts, (2) SWC membership class expansion, (3) planning SWC technology transfer meetings, and (4) extending selected 2001 project periods of performance. In addition, a literature search that focuses on the use of lasers, microwaves, and acoustics for potential stripper well applications continued.

Joel L. Morrison

2002-09-27T23:59:59.000Z

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ESTABLISHMENT OF AN INDUSTRY-DRIVEN CONSORTIUM FOCUSED ON IMPROVING THE PRODUCTION PERFORMANCE OF DOMESTIC STRIPPER WELLS  

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The Pennsylvania State University, under contract to the U.S. Department of Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory will establish, promote, and manage a national industry-driven Stripper Well Consortium (SWC) that will be focused on improving the production performance of domestic petroleum and/or natural gas stripper wells. The consortium creates a partnership with the U.S. petroleum and natural gas industries and trade associations, state funding agencies, academia, and the National Energy Technology Laboratory. This report serves as the ninth quarterly technical progress report for the SWC. Key activities for this reporting period include: (1) organizing and hosting two fall technology transfer meetings, (2) SWC membership class expansion, and (3) planning the SWC 2003 Spring meeting. In addition, a literature search that focuses on the use of lasers, microwaves, and acoustics for potential stripper well applications continued.

Joel L. Morrison

2003-04-08T23:59:59.000Z

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Establishment of an Industry-Driven Consortium Focused on Improving the Production Performance of Domestic Stripper Wells  

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The Pennsylvania State University, under contract to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) established a national industry-driven Stripper Well Consortium (SWC) that is focused on improving the production performance of domestic petroleum and/or natural gas stripper wells. The consortium creates a partnership with the U.S. petroleum and natural gas producers, trade associations, state funding agencies, academia, and the National Energy Technology Laboratory. This report serves as the ninth quarterly technical progress report for the SWC. Key activities for this reporting period include: (1) Develop and process subcontract awards for the nine projects selected at the 2006 Spring meeting; (2) Continue distribution of the DVD on ''Independent Oil: Rediscovering American's Forgotten Wells''; (3) Improving communications; (4) New member recruitment; (5) Identify SWC projects to be showcased for booth exhibition, preparing an exhibit, promoting and marketing for the 2006 Oklahoma Oil and Gas Trade Expo organized by the OK Marginal Well Commission, Oklahoma City, OK; and (6) Identify projects and draft agenda for the fall technical workshop in Pittsburgh, PA.

Joel L. Morrison; Sharon L. Elder

2006-06-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Final Report on the Development of an Improved Cloud Microphysical Product for Model and Remote Sensing Evaluation using RACORO Observations  

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We proposed to analyze data collected during the Routine Aerial Facilities (AAF) Clouds with Low Optical Water Depths (CLOWD) Optical Radiative Observations (RACORO) in order to develop an integrated product of cloud microphysical properties (number concentration of drops in different size bins, total liquid drop concentration integrated over all bin sizes, liquid water content LWC, extinction of liquid clouds bw, effective radius of water drops re, and radar reflectivity factor) that could be used to evaluate large-eddy simulations (LES), general circulation models (GCMs) and 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. We have completed the development of this microphysical database and have submitted it to ARM for consideration of its inclusion on the ARM database as a PI product. This report describes the development of this database, and also describes research that has been conducted on cloud-aerosol interactions using the data obtained during RACORO. A list of conference proceedings and publications is also included.

McFarquhar, Greg

2012-09-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Methodical improvements of standard laboratory tests for determining the sideeffects of agrochemicals on predatory mites (Acari: Phytoseiidae)  

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In the course of the alignment of national registration procedures with general EU guidelines, changes, improvements and validation of current test guidelines are advisable. The following is intended to contri...

Dr. F. Louis; Dr. A. Ufer

1995-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An exergy based approach to determine production cost and CO2 allocation for petroleum derived fuels  

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Abstract The renewable and non-renewable exergy and CO2 costs of petroleum derived fuels produced in Brazil are evaluated using exergoeconomy to rationally distribute the exergy costs and the CO2 emitted in processes with more than one product. An iterative procedure is used to take into account the cyclic interactions of the processed fuels. The renewable and non-renewable exergy costs together with the CO2 cost provide a reasonable way to compare different fuels and can be used to assess an enormous quantity of processes that make use of petroleum derived products. The system considers Brazilian typical processes and distances: offshore oil and gas production, transportation by shuttle tankers and pipelines, and refining. It was observed that the renewable exergy cost contribution in the total exergy cost of petroleum derived fuels is negligible. On average, the refining process is responsible, for 85% of the total unit exergy cost. Total unit exergy costs of gasoline, liquefied petroleum gas, natural gas and fuel oil were found to be: 1.081 MJ/MJ, 1.074 MJ/MJ, 1.064 MJ/MJ, 1.05 MJ/MJ, respectively. The hydrotreatment process increases diesel cost from 1.038 MJ/MJ to 1.11 MJ/MJ in order to decrease its sulphur content. The CO2 cost reflects the extent of processing as well as the C/H ratio of the used fuel. Hence, coke followed by hydrotreated diesel have the largest CO2 cost among the fuels, 91 gCO2/MJ and 79 gCO2/MJ, respectively.

J.A.M. Silva; D. Flórez-Orrego; S. Oliveira Jr.

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Determining the Cause of a Header Failure in a Natural Gas Production Facility  

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An investigation was made into the premature failure of a gas-header at the Rocky Mountain Oilfield Testing Center (RMOTC) natural gas production facility. A wide variety of possible failure mechanisms were considered: design of the header, deviation from normal pipe alloy composition, physical orientation of the header, gas composition and flow rate, type of corrosion, protectiveness of the interior oxide film, time of wetness, and erosion-corrosion. The failed header was examined using metallographic techniques, scanning electron microscopy, and microanalysis. A comparison of the failure site and an analogous site that had not failed, but exhibited similar metal thinning was also performed. From these studies it was concluded that failure resulted from erosion-corrosion, and that design elements of the header and orientation with respect to gas flow contributed to the mass loss at the failure point.

Matthes, S.A.; Covino, B.S., Jr.; Bullard, S.J.; Ziomek-Moroz, M.; Holcomb, G.R.

2007-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Jet Production in ep Collisions at Low Q^2 and Determination of $\\alpha_{s}$  

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The production of jets is studied in deep-inelastic e+p scattering at low negative four momentum transfer squared 5

Aaron, FD; Alexa, C; Andreev, V; Antunovic, B; Backovic, S; Baghdasaryan, A; Barrelet, E; Bartel, W; Begzsuren, K; Belousov, A; Bizot, J C; Boudry, V; Bozovic-Jelisavcic, I; Bracinik, J; Brandt, G; Brinkmann, M; Brisson, V; Bruncko, D; Bunyatyan, A; Buschhorn, G; Bystritskaya, L; Campbell, A J; Cantun Avila, K B; Cerny, K; Cerny, V; Chekelian, V; Cholewa, A; Contreras, J G; Coughlan, J A; Cozzika, G; Cvach, J; Dainton, J B; Daum, K; Deak, M; Delcourt, B; Delvax, J; De Wolf, E A; Diaconu, C; Dodonov, V; Dossanov, A; Dubak, A; Eckerlin, G; Efremenko, V; Egli, S; Eliseev, A; Elsen, E; Falkiewicz, A; Favart, L; Fedotov, A; Felst, R; Feltesse, J; Ferencei, J; Fischer, D J; Fleischer, M; Fomenko, A; Gabathuler, E; Gayler, J; Ghazaryan, Samvel; Glazov, A; Glushkov, I; Goerlich, L; Gogitidze, N; Gouzevitch, M; Grab, C; Greenshaw, T; Grell, B R; Grindhammer, G; Habib, S; Haidt, D; Helebrant, C; Henderson, R C W; Hennekemper, E; Henschel, H; Herbst, M; Herrera, G; Hildebrandt, M; Hiller, K H; Hoffmann, D; Horisberger, R; Hreus, T; Jacquet, M; Janssen, X; Jonsson, L; Jung, A W; Jung, H; Kapichine, M; Katzy, J; Kenyon, I R; Kiesling, C; Klein, M; Kleinwort, C; Kluge, T; Knutsson, A; Kogler, R; Kosior, E; Kostka, P; Kraemer, M; Krastev, K; Kretzschmar, J; Kropivnitskaya, A; Kruger, K; Kutak, K; Landon, M P J; Lange, W; Lastovicka-Medin, G; Laycock, P; Lebedev, A; Lendermann, V; Levonian, S; Li, G; Lipka, K; Liptaj, A; List, B; List, J; Loktionova, N; Lopez-Fernandez, R; Lubimov, V; Makankine, A; Malinovski, E; Marage, P; Marti, Ll; Martyn, H U; Maxfield, S J; Mehta, A; Meyer, A B; Meyer, H; Meyer, H; Meyer, J; Mikocki, S; Milcewicz-Mika, I; Moreau, F; Morozov, A; Morris, J V; Mozer, M U; Mudrinic, M; Muller, K; Murin, P; Naumann, Th; Newman, P R; Niebuhr, C; Nikiforov, A; Nikitin, D; Nowak, G; Nowak, K; Olsson, J E; Osman, S; Ozerov, D; Palichik, V; Panagoulias, I; Pandurovic, M; Papadopoulou, Th; Pascaud, C; Patel, G D; Pejchal, O; Perez, E; Petrukhin, A; Picuric, I; Piec, S; Pitzl, D; Placakyte, R; Pokorny, B; Polifka, R; Povh, B; Radescu, V; Rahmat, A J; Raicevic, N; Raspiareza, A; Ravdandorj, T; Reimer, P; Rizvi, E; Robmann, P; Roland, B; Roosen, R; Rostovtsev, A; Rotaru, M; Tabasco, J E Ruiz; Rusakov, S; Salek, D; Sankey, D P C; Sauter, M; Sauvan, E; Schmitt, S; Schoeffel, L; Schoning, A; Schultz-Coulon, H C; Sefkow, F; Shaw-West, R N; Shtarkov, L N; Shushkevich, S; Sloan, T; Smiljanic, Ivan; Soloviev, Y; Sopicki, P; South, D; Spaskov, V; Specka, A; Staykova, Z; Steder, M; Stella, B; Stoicea, G; Straumann, U; Sunar, D; Sykora, T; Tchoulakov, V; Thompson, G; Thompson, P D; Toll, T; Tomasz, F; Tran, T H; Traynor, D; Trinh, T N; Truol, P; Tsakov, I; Tseepeldorj, B; Turnau, J; Urban, K; Valkarova, A; Vallee, C; Van Mechelen, P; Trevino, A Vargas; Vazdik, Y; Vinokurova, S; Volchinski, V; von den Driesch, M; Wegener, D; Wissing, Ch; Wunsch, E; Zacek, J; Zalesak, J; Zhang, Z; Zhokin, A; Zimmermann, T; Zohrabyan, H; Zomer, F

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Silica Scale Management: Lowering Operating Costs through Improved Scale Control, and Adding Value by Extracting Marketable By-Products  

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We are using laboratory and field experiments to design modeling tools and technology that will improve silica scale management practices in geothermal plants. Our work will help to lower operating costs through improved scale prediction and add new revenue streams from sale of mineral byproducts extracted from geothermal fluids. Improving the economics and effectiveness of scale control programs and/or extraction systems in geothermal operations requires a coupled kinetic-thermodynamic model of silica behavior. Silica scale precipitation is a multi-step process, involving a nucleation-related induction period, aqueous polymerization, condensation of polymers to form colloids, and deposition onto a solid surface. Many chemical and physical variables influence the rates of these steps and their impacts must be quantified and predictable in order to optimally control silica behavior. To date, in laboratory studies, we have quantified the effects on silica polymerization of the following set of chemical variables: Na at 500 and 2000 ppm, pH values from 5 to 9, temperatures of 25 and 50 C, and silica saturation values from 1.2 to 6 at initial dissolved silica concentrations of 600 ppm. Lowering pH both increases the induction time prior to polymerization and decreases the polymerization rate. We have successfully used a multiple regression model to predict polymerization rates from these variables. Geothermal fluids contain significant dissolved concentrations of potentially valuable mineral resources such as zinc, lithium, cesium and rubidium, but silica fouling interferes with traditional extraction methods. We are developing customized and new technologies to extract the silica as a commercial-grade commodity as well as the valuable metals. We are conducting field testing of some of these techniques at a Mammoth, CA geothermal plant using a reverse osmosis unit to concentrate the fluid, adding a commercial agglomerating agent to promote silica precipitation, and then removing the silica using a tangential flow ultrafilter. The particle size, surface area and trace impurities of the silica are characterized for comparison with commercial-grade silica products. We are also testing ion exchange resins and other functionalized materials to extract potentially economic concentrations of lithium, cesium, and rubidium that are enriched in the reverse osmosis concentrate.

Burton, E A; Bourcier, W L; Wallce, A; Bruton, C J; Leif, R

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ESTABLISHMENT OF AN INDUSTRY-DRIVEN CONSORTIUM FOCUSED ON IMPROVING THE PRODUCTION PERFORMANCE OF DOMESTIC STRIPPER WELLS  

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The Pennsylvania State University, under contract to the U.S. Department of Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory will establish, promote, and manage a national industry-driven Stripper Well Consortium (SWC) that will be focused on improving the production performance of domestic petroleum and/or natural gas stripper wells. The consortium creates a partnership with the U.S. petroleum and natural gas industries and trade associations, state funding agencies, academia, and the National Energy Technology Laboratory. This report serves as the tenth quarterly technical progress report for the SWC. Key activities for this reporting period include: (1) release of the 2003 request-for-proposal (RFP), (2) planning the spring SWC meeting in Pearl River New York, and (3) tentatively plan the SWC 2003 fall technology transfer meetings. During this reporting period, the efforts were focused primarily on the organizing and hosting the fall technology transfer meetings. Simultaneously, administrative issues such as modifying the SWC Constitution and By-Laws and creating a block membership tier to promote further industrial involvement were areas of concentration. The SWC is poised to enter its third year with a growing, diversifying membership.

Joel L. Morrison

2004-05-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Process Optimization for Solid Extraction, Flavor Improvement and Fat Removal in the Production of Soymilk From Full Fat Soy Flakes  

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Traditionally soymilk has been made with whole soybeans; however, there are other alternative raw ingredients for making soymilk, such as soy flour or full-fat soy flakes. US markets prefer soymilk with little or no beany flavor. modifying the process or using lipoxygenase-free soybeans can be used to achieve this. Unlike the dairy industry, fat reduction in soymilk has been done through formula modification instead of by conventional fat removal (skimming). This project reports the process optimization for solids and protein extraction, flavor improvement and fat removal in the production of 5, 8 and 12 {sup o}Brix soymilk from full fat soy flakes and whole soybeans using the Takai soymilk machine. Proximate analyses, and color measurement were conducted in 5, 8 and 12 {sup o}Brix soymilk. Descriptive analyses with trained panelists (n = 9) were conducted using 8 and 12 {sup o}Brix lipoxygenase-free and high protein blend soy flake soymilks. Rehydration of soy flakes is necessary to prevent agglomeration during processing and increase extractability. As the rehydration temperature increases from 15 to 50 to 85 C, the hexanal concentration was reduced. Enzyme inactivation in soy flakes milk production (measured by hexanal levels) is similar to previous reports with whole soybeans milk production; however, shorter rehydration times can be achieved with soy flakes (5 to 10 minutes) compared to whole beans (8 to 12 hours). Optimum rehydration conditions for a 5, 8 and 12 {sup o}Brix soymilk are 50 C for 5 minutes, 85 C for 5 minutes and 85 C for 10 minutes, respectively. In the flavor improvement study of soymilk, the hexanal date showed differences between undeodorized HPSF in contrast to triple null soymilk and no differences between deodorized HPSF in contrast to deodorized triple null. The panelists could not differentiate between the beany, cereal, and painty flavors. However, the panelists responded that the overall aroma of deodorized 8 {sup o}Brix triple null and HPSF soymilk are lower than the undeodorized triple null and HPSF soymilk. The triple null soymilk was perceived to be more bitter than the HPSF soymilk by the sensory panel due to oxidation on the triple null soy flakes. This oxidation may produce other aroma that was not analyzed using the GC but noticed by the panelists. The sensory evaluation results did show that the deodorizer was able to reduce the soymilk aroma in HPSF soymilk so it would be similar to triple null soymilk at 8 {sup o}Brix level. Regardless of skimming method and solids levels, the fat from the whole soybean milk was removed less efficiently than soy flake milk (7 to 30% fat extraction in contrast to 50 to 80% fat extraction respectively). In soy flake milk, less fat was removed as the % solid increases regardless of the processing method. In whole soybean milk, the fat was removed less efficiently at lower solids level milk using the commercial dairy skimmer and more efficient at lower solids level using the centrifuge-decant method. Based on the Hunter L, a, b measurement, the color of the reduced fat soy flake milk yielded a darker, greener and less yellow colored milk than whole soymilk ({alpha} < 0.05), whereas no differences were noticed in reduced fat soybean milk ({alpha} < 0.05). Color comparison of whole and skim cow's milk showed the same the same trend as in the soymilk.

Stanley Prawiradjaja

2003-05-31T23:59:59.000Z

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NREL Improves System Efficiency and Increases Energy Transfer with Wind2H2 Project, Enabling Reduced Cost Electrolysis Production (Fact Sheet)  

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This fact sheet describes NREL's accomplishments in improving energy transfer within a wind turbine-based hydrogen production system. Work was performed by the Wind2H2 Project team at the National Wind Technology Center in partnership with Xcel Energy.

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2014-05-08 Issuance: Energy Efficiency Improvements in ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1-2013; Preliminary Determination  

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This document is a pre-publication Federal Register notice of preliminary determination regarding energy savings for ANSI/ASHRAE/IES 90.1-2013, as issued by the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency on May 8, 2014. Though it is not intended or expected, should any discrepancy occur between the document posted here and the document published in the Federal Register, the Federal Register publication controls. This document is being made available through the Internet solely as a means to facilitate the public's access to this document.

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Techniques and Methods Used to Determine the Aerosol Best Estimate Value-Added Product at SGP Central Facility  

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Determine the Aerosol Best Estimate Value-Added Product at SGP Central Facility C. Sivaraman, D. D. Turner, and C. J. Flynn Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Richland, Washington Objective Profiles of aerosol optical properties are needed for radiative closure exercises such as the broadband heating rate profile (BBHRP) project (Mlawer et al. 2002) and the Shortwave Quality Measurement Experiment (QME). Retrieving cloud microphysical properties using radiation measurements in the shortwave, such as the spectral retrieval technique described in Daniel et al. (2002), also require the optical properties of the aerosols so that they can be accounted for in the retrieval process. The objective of the aerosol best estimate (ABE) value-added procedure (VAP) is to provide profiles of

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hTERT Overexpression Alleviates Intracellular ROS Production, Improves Mitochondrial Function, and Inhibits ROS-Mediated Apoptosis in Cancer Cells  

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...inhibits endogenous ROS production in response to stimuli...superoxide (O2 ) and hydrogen peroxide (H2O2...and reducing O2 production (16). More recently...Materials and Methods Cell lines, culture...Pervaiz S Clement MV. Hydrogen peroxide-induced...reductive stress?Methods Enzymol 2002;352...

Inthrani R. Indran; Manoor P. Hande; and Shazib Pervaiz

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Improving fish farmers' climate change adaptation strategies through information utilisation in Akinyele local government area of Oyo State, Nigeria: implication for sustainable fish production  

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This paper assesses the information utilisation by fish farmers on climate change adaptation strategies with the view of improving their adaptation to climate change and as well increasing fish production in Nigeria. A survey was carried out to obtain data from the farmers. The data collected were analysed by using frequency count, mean and percentage. Information that could have improved adaptive capacity of farmers on devastating effects of climate change on fish production was not frequently disseminated to the farmers in the study area. Extension education should make evident the variables that hinder fish farmers' information utilisation because inadequate information prevents potential users from using appropriate information on their farms. Effort should therefore be made to promote the dissemination of information on how farmers can adapt to climate change through investment in information technology such as remote sensing. The effort should also include adequate and consistent sponsorship of extension information broadcast on radio and television stations.

Kayode Arimi; Adetola Jenyo-Oni

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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What Impedes Efficient Adoption of Products? Evidence from Randomized Variation in Sales Offers for Improved Cookstoves in Uganda  

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HarperBusiness. Citypopulation.de. 2008. Uganda. http://World Factbook: Africa: Uganda. https://www.cia.gov/library/for Improved Cookstoves in Uganda By D AVID I. L EVINE AND C

Levine, David I.; Cotterman, Carolyn

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

157

The impact of environmental constraints on productivity improvement and energy efficiency in integrated paper and steel plants  

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This paper presents a methodology and results for assessing the impact of production and energy efficiency, environmental regulation, and abatement capital expenditure constraints (e.g. capital rationing) on the productivity of energy and pollution intensive sectors. Energy is treated like any other production input when examining evidence of inefficiency. We find that capital rationing and environmental regulations do contribute to productivity and energy efficiency losses, but do not explain all of the production and energy inefficiencies observed in the paper industry. A summary of the energy source of production inefficiency found in the paper industry, is presented.. Each source is derived as the incremental contribution., i.e. the first is constraints on capital, the second in environmental regulation not accounted for by the first, and the final component is production inefficiency that is not accounted for my any of the- environmental analysis. While the methods are very data intensive, they reveal much more that analysis of aggregate data, 1835 since the only plant level data can provide the estimates of inefficiency that this methodology employs.

Boyd, G.A. [Argonne National Lab., IL (United States). Decision and Information Sciences Div.; McClelland, J. [Maryland Univ., College Park, MD (United States). Dept. of Economics

1996-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of Genomic and Genetic Tools for Foxtail Millet, and Use of These Tools in the Improvement of Biomass Production for Bioenergy Crops  

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The overall aim of this research was to develop genomic and genetic tools in foxtail millet that will be useful in improving biomass production in bioenergy crops such as switchgrass, napier grass, and pearl millet. A variety of approaches have been implemented, and our lab has been primarily involved in genome analysis and quantitative genetic analysis. Our progress in these activities has been substantially helped by the genomic sequence of foxtail millet produced by the Joint Genome Institute (Bennetzen et al., in prep). In particular, the annotation and analysis of candidate genes for architecture, biomass production and flowering has led to new insights into the control of branching and flowering time, and has shown how closely related flowering time is to vegetative architectural development and biomass accumulation. The differences in genetic control identified at high and low density plantings have direct relevance to the breeding of bioenergy grasses that are tolerant of high planting densities. The developmental analyses have shown how plant architecture changes over time and may indicate which genes may best be manipulated at various times during development to obtain required biomass characteristics. This data contributes to the overall aim of significantly improving genetic and genomic tools in foxtail millet that can be directed to improvement of bioenergy grasses such as switchgrass, where it is important to maximize vegetative growth for greatest biomass production.

Doust, Andrew, N.

2011-11-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Increased oil production and reserves from improved completion techniques in the Bluebell Field, Uinta Basin, Utah. Annual report, October 1, 1994--September 30, 1995  

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The Bluebell field produces from the Tertiary lower Green River and Wasatch Formations of the Uinta Basin, Utah. The productive interval consists of thousands of feet of interbedded fractured clastic and carbonate beds deposited in a fluvial-dominated deltaic lacustrine environment. Wells in the Bluebell field are typically completed by perforating 40 or more beds over 1,000 to 3,000 vertical feet (300-900 m), then applying an acid-fracture stimulation treatment to the entire interval. This completion technique is believed to leave many potentially productive beds damaged and/or untreated, while allowing water-bearing and low-pressure (thief) zones to communicate with the wellbore. Geologic and engineering characterization has been used to define improved completion techniques. The study identified reservoir characteristics of beds that have the greatest long-term production potential.

Allison, M.L.; Morgan, C.D.

1996-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Improved measurement of the bb¯ production cross section in 920 GeV fixed-target proton-nucleus collisions  

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A new measurement of the bb¯ production cross section in 920 GeV proton-nucleus collisions is presented by the HERA-B Collaboration. The bb¯ production is tagged via inclusive bottom quark decays into J/? mesons by exploiting the longitudinal separation of J/??l+l- decay vertices from the primary proton-nucleus interaction point. Both e+e- and ?+?- channels are reconstructed for a total of 83±12 inclusive b?J/?X events found. The combined analysis yields a bb¯ to prompt J/? cross section ratio of ??(bb¯)??J/?=0.032±0.005stat±0.004sys measured in the xF acceptance (-0.35

I. Abt et al. (HERA-B Collaboration)

2006-03-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Solid Fuel - Oxygen Fired Combustion for Production of Nodular Reduced Iron to Reduce CO2 Emissions and Improve Energy Efficiencies  

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The current trend in the steel industry is an increase in iron and steel produced in electric arc furnaces (EAF) and a gradual decline in conventional steelmaking from taconite pellets in blast furnaces. In order to expand the opportunities for the existing iron ore mines beyond their blast furnace customer base, a new material is needed to satisfy the market demands of the emerging steel industry while utilizing the existing infrastructure and materials handling capabilities. This demand creates opportunity to convert iron ore or other iron bearing materials to Nodular Reduced Iron (NRI) in a recently designed Linear Hearth Furnace (LHF). NRI is a metallized iron product containing 98.5 to 96.0% iron and 2.5 to 4% C. It is essentially a scrap substitute with little impurity that can be utilized in a variety of steelmaking processes, especially the electric arc furnace. The objective of this project was to focus on reducing the greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) through reducing the energy intensity using specialized combustion systems, increasing production and the use of biomass derived carbon sources in this process. This research examined the use of a solid fuel-oxygen fired combustion system and compared the results from this system with both oxygen-fuel and air-fuel combustion systems. The solid pulverized fuels tested included various coals and a bio-coal produced from woody biomass in a specially constructed pilot scale torrefaction reactor at the Coleraine Minerals Research Laboratory (CMRL). In addition to combustion, the application of bio-coal was also tested as a means to produce a reducing atmosphere during key points in the fusion process, and as a reducing agent for ore conversion to metallic iron to capture the advantage of its inherent reduced carbon footprint. The results from this study indicate that the approaches taken can reduce both greenhouse gas emissions and the associated energy intensity with the Linear Hearth Furnace process for converting iron ore to metallic iron nodules. Various types of coals including a bio-coal produced though torrefaction can result in production of NRI at reduced GHG levels. The process results coupled with earlier already reported developments indicate that this process technique should be evaluated at the next level in order to develop parameter information for full scale process design. Implementation of the process to full commercialization will require a full cost production analysis and comparison to other reduction technologies and iron production alternatives. The technical results verify that high quality NRI can be produced under various operating conditions at the pilot level.

Donald R. Fosnacht; Richard F. Kiesel; David W. Hendrickson; David J. Englund; Iwao Iwasaki; Rodney L. Bleifuss; Mathew A. Mlinar

2011-12-22T23:59:59.000Z

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Use of a warm mix asphalt additive to reduce the production temperatures and to improve the performance of asphalt rubber mixtures  

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Asphalt rubber mixtures are often described as environmentally friendly mixtures due to the incorporation of recycled rubber from used tires and due to their improved service life. In fact, their fatigue cracking and rut resistance properties are better than those of conventional asphalt concrete mixtures. However, asphalt rubber mixtures demand higher production temperatures than conventional mixtures due to the higher viscosity of the asphalt rubber binder. The objective of this paper is to assess the efficiency of using a surfactant based additive in the production of warm mix asphalts, by lowering the mixing temperatures of asphalt rubber and asphalt concrete mixtures without changing their performance. Several laboratory tests were carried out on asphalt rubber and asphalt concrete mixtures, with and without the additive, in order to evaluate and compare the performance of the mixtures. It was concluded that the incorporation of small amounts of a surfactant based additive allowed reducing the production temperatures of both types of mixture by 30 °C without compromising their performance, and this can be seen as a great step forward towards the production of cleaner asphalt rubber mixtures.

Joel R.M. Oliveira; Hugo M.R.D. Silva; Liliana P.F. Abreu; Sara R.M. Fernandes

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Gas Chromatographic Determination of Carboxylic Acid Chlorides and Residual Carboxylic Acid Precursors Used in the Production of Some Penicillins  

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......than the usual titration methods, which do not differentiate...analysis Chromatography, Gas methods Drug Industry Hydrogen-Ion Concentration Methods Microchemistry Penicillins...Precursors Used in the Production of Some Penicillins R......

R.G. Lauback; D.F. Balitz; D.L. Mays

1976-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Water Content Determination of Rubber Stoppers Utilized for Sealing Lyophilized Pharmaceutical Products: Assessment of Two Karl Fischer Titration Methods  

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to factors such as the storage environment and the drug's container/closure system, typically a vial, stopper, and cap. The water present in the rubber stopper may interact with the vial contents, potentially influencing the drug product's stability...

Voth, Laura Marie

2013-08-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Determination of Fluorine, Chlorine and Bromine in Household Products by means of Oxygen Bomb Combustion and Ion Chromatography  

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......K.L. Oxygen bomb combustion ion chromatography for...Determination of chlorine in coal by high performance...Determination of chlorine in coal by oxygen bomb-ion...Journal of Analytical Chemistry (2009) 37:1152-1156...chlorine-Oxygen flask combustion technique, SAC, Beijing......

Shuai Zhang; Tianbo Zhao; Jia Wang; Xiaoling Qu; Wei Chen; Yin Han

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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IMPROVED Ti II log(gf) VALUES AND ABUNDANCE DETERMINATIONS IN THE PHOTOSPHERES OF THE SUN AND METAL-POOR STAR HD 84937  

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Atomic transition probability measurements for 364 lines of Ti II in the UV through near-IR are reported. Branching fractions from data recorded using a Fourier transform spectrometer (FTS) and a new echelle spectrometer are combined with published radiative lifetimes to determine these transition probabilities. The new results are in generally good agreement with previously reported FTS measurements. Use of the new echelle spectrometer, independent radiometric calibration methods, and independent data analysis routines enables a reduction of systematic errors and overall improvement in transition probability accuracy over previous measurements. The new Ti II data are applied to high-resolution visible and UV spectra of the Sun and metal-poor star HD 84937 to derive new, more accurate Ti abundances. Lines covering a range of wavelength and excitation potential are used to search for non-LTE effects. The Ti abundances derived using Ti II for these two stars match those derived using Ti I and support the relative Ti/Fe abundance ratio versus metallicity seen in previous studies.

Wood, M. P.; Lawler, J. E. [Department of Physics, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI 53706 (United States); Sneden, C. [Department of Astronomy and McDonald Observatory, University of Texas, Austin, TX 78712 (United States); Cowan, J. J., E-mail: mpwood@wisc.edu, E-mail: jelawler@wisc.edu, E-mail: chris@verdi.as.utexas.edu, E-mail: cowan@nhn.ou.edu [Homer L. Dodge Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK 73019 (United States)

2013-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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2014-02-21 Issuance: Proposed Determination of Computer and Battery Backup Systems as a Covered Consumer Product  

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This document is a pre-publication Federal Register notice of proposed determination regarding computer systems, as issued by the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency on February 21, 2014.

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The experimental determination of the solubility product for NpO{sub 2}OH in NaCl solutions  

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The solubility of Np(V) was measured in NaCl solutions ranging from 0.30 to 5.6 molal at room temperature ({approximately}21 {plus_minus} 2{degrees}C). Experiments were conducted from undersaturation and allowed to equilibrate in a CO{sub 2}-free environment for 37 days. The apparent solubility products varied with NaCl concentration and were between 10{sup -9} and 10{sup -8} mol{sup 2}{sm_bullet}L{sup -2}. Using the specific ion interaction theory (SIT), the log of the solubility product of NpO{sub 2}OH(am) at infinite dilution was found to be - 8.79 {plus_minus} 0.12. The interaction coefficient, {epsilon}(NpO{sub 2}{sup +} - Cl{sup -}), was found to be (0.08 {plus_minus} 0.05).

Roberts, K.E.; Torretto, P.C.; Prussin, T. [Lawrence Berkeley Lab., CA (United States)] [and others

1995-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Overexpression of miR156 in switchgrass (Panicum virgatum L.) results in various morphological alterations and leads to improved biomass production  

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miR156 miR156 in switchgrass (Panicum virgatum L.) results in various morphological alterations and leads to improved biomass production Chunxiang Fu 1 , Ramanjulu Sunkar 2 , Chuanen Zhou 1 , Hui Shen 3,4 , Ji-Yi Zhang 3,4 , Jessica Matts 2 , Jennifer Wolf 1 , David G. J. Mann 4,5 , C. Neal Stewart Jr 4,5 , Yuhong Tang 3,4 and Zeng-Yu Wang 1,4, * 1 Forage Improvement Division, The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation, Ardmore, OK, USA 2 Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK, USA 3 Plant Biology Division, The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation, Ardmore, OK, USA 4 BioEnergy Science Center, Oak Ridge, TN, USA 5 Department of Plant Sciences, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, USA Received 10 October 2011; revised 8 December 2011; accepted 12 December 2011. *Correspondence (Tel 1-580-224 6830; fax 1-580-224 6802; email zywang@noble.org) Re-use

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A technique to determine annual productivity trends of privately-owned East Texas timberlands for ad valorem taxation purposes  

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, can these parameters be measured accurately using aerial photography and soil surveys2 And third, what results are obtained when the refined technique is applied to sample study areas? The parameter estimates (forest type, timber size, crown closure... productivity and stand volume or growth. Identification and correlation of forest type to stand volume and growth needs comprehensive testing. Timber size and crown closure were identified as meaningful parameters of the refined technique...

Harding, Roger Bruce

1978-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Physics of ion acceleration in the solar flare on 2005 September 7 determines c-ray and neutron production  

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by the neutron monitors at Mt. Chacaltaya and Mexico City and by the solar neutron telescopes at Chacaltaya. Angular and energy-dependent neutron emission from solar flare magnetic loops, Astrophys. J. Sup- pl. SerPhysics of ion acceleration in the solar flare on 2005 September 7 determines c-ray and neutron

California at Berkeley, University of

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Genetic improvement of Escherichia coli for ethanol production: Chromosomal integration of Zymomonas mobilis genes encoding pyruvate decarboxylase and alcohol dehydrogenase II  

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Zymomonas mobilis genes for pyruvate decarboxylase (pdc) and alcohol dehydrogenase II (adhB) were integrated into the Escherichia coli chromosome within or near the pyruvate formate-lyase gene (pfl). Integration improved the stability of the Z. mobilis genes in E. coli, but further selection was required to increase expression. Spontaneous mutants were selected for resistance to high levels of chloramphenicol that also expressed high levels of the Z. mobilis genes. Analogous mutants were selected for increased expression of alcohol dehydrogenase on aldehyde indicator plates. These mutants were functionally equivalent to the previous plasmid-based strains for the fermentation of xylose and glucose to ethanol. Ethanol concentrations of 54.4 and 41.6 g/liter were obtained from 10% glucose and 8% xylose, respectively. The efficiency of conversion exceeded theoretical limits (0.51 g of ethanol/g of sugar) on the basis of added sugars because of the additional production of ethanol from the catabolism of complex nutrients. Further mutations were introduced to inactivate succinate production (frd) and to block homologous recombination (recA).

Ohta, Kazuyoshi; Beall, D.S.; Mejia, J.P.; Shanmugam, K.T.; Ingram, L.O. (Univ. of Florida, Gainesville (United States))

1991-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Improved determination of variation of rate of rotation of oscillation plane of a paraconic pendulum during the solar eclipse in Mexico on July 11, 1991  

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An improved value of the variation in the rate of rotation of the oscillation plane of a paraconic pendulum during the solar eclipse in Mexico on July 11, 1991 is obtained....

L. A. Savrov

2009-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Memorandum of Understanding on Improving the Energy Efficiency of Products and Buildings between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy, dated September 30, 2009  

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on on Improving the Energy Efficiency of Products and Buildings Between The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and The U.S. Department of Energy I. Overview and Purpose * Purpose: Enhanced and expanded federal programs to advance energy efficiency are critical to addressing climate change, economic, and energy security issues. * Common Goals and Objectives: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) are agreeing to: o Expand and enhance federal energy efficiency programs so as to improve the efficiency of a broad set of energy-using products and improve the efficiency of the nation's buildings, o Build upon the important roles of each Agency in advancing energy efficiency in products and buildings, and

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Reduction of Carbon Footprint and Energy Efficiency Improvement in Aluminum Production by Use of Novel Wireless Instrumentation Integrated with Mathematical Modeling  

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The work addressed the greenhouse gas emission and electrical energy consumption of the aluminum industry. The objective was to provide a means for reducing both through the application of wireless instrumentation, coupled to mathematical modeling. Worldwide the aluminum industry consumes more electrical energy than all activities in many major countries (e.g. the UK) and emits more greenhouse gasses (e.g. than France). Most of these excesses are in the 'primary production' of aluminum; that is the conversion of aluminum oxide to metal in large electrolytic cells operating at hundreds of thousands of amps. An industry-specific GHG emission has been the focus of the work. The electrolytic cells periodically, but at irregular intervals, experience an upset condition known as an 'anode effect'. During such anode effects the cells emit fluorinated hydrocarbons (PFCs, which have a high global warming potential) at a rate far greater than in normal operation. Therefore curbing anode effects will reduce GHG emissions. Prior work had indicated that the distribution of electrical current within the cell experiences significant shifts in the minutes before an anode effect. The thrust of the present work was to develop technology that could detect and report this early warning of an anode effect so that the control computer could minimize GHG emissions. A system was developed to achieve this goal and, in collaboration with Alcoa, was tested on two cells at an Alcoa plant in Malaga, Washington. The project has also pointed to the possibility of additional improvements that could result from the work. Notable among these is an improvement in efficiency that could result in an increase in cell output at little extra operating cost. Prospects for commercialization have emerged in the form of purchase orders for further installations. The work has demonstrated that a system for monitoring the current of individual anodes in an aluminum cell is practical. Furthermore the system has been installed twice on a smelter in the US without exposing workers to hazards usually associated with running signal wires in aluminum plants. The results display the early warning of an anode effect that potentially can be used to minimize such anode effects with their excessive GHG emissions. They also point to a possible, but substantial, economic benefit that could result in improved current efficiency by anode adjustment based on individual anode current measurements.

James W. Evans

2012-04-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Refractory Improvement  

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

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Final Report fir DE-SC0005507 (A1618): The Development of an Improved Cloud Microphysical Product for Model and Remote Sensing Evaluation using RACORO Observations  

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We proposed to analyze data collected during the Routine Aerial Facilities (AAF) Clouds with Low Optical Water Depths (CLOWD) Optical Radiative Observations (RACORO) in order to develop an integrated product of cloud microphysical properties (number concentration of drops in different size bins, total liquid drop concentration integrated over all bin sizes, liquid water content LWC, extinction of liquid clouds, effective radius of water drops, and radar reflectivity factor) that could be used to evaluate large-eddy simulations (LES), general circulation models (GCMs) and 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. We have completed the development of this microphysical database. we investigated the differences in the size distributions measured by the Cloud and Aerosol Spectrometer (CAS) and the Forward Scattering Probe (FSSP), between the one dimensional cloud imaging probe (1DC) and the two-dimensional cloud imaging probe (2DC), and between the bulk LWCs measured by the Gerber probe against those derived from the size resolved probes.

McFarquhar, Greg M.

2012-09-21T23:59:59.000Z

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RMOTC - Production  

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Production Production RMOTC Pumpjack in action During the process of the sale of NPR-3, RMOTC will focus on maximizing the value of the NPR-3 site and will continue with its Production Optimization Projects. NPR-3 includes 9,481 acres with more than 400 oil-producing wells. Current oil production is at approximately 240 barrels of oil per day. In July 2013, RMOTC began working on a number of Production Optimization Projects within the NPR-3 field, with the goal to optimize and improve flow and efficiency. Production Optimization Projects include repairing and replacing existing infrastructure with new infrastructure in order to optimize current wells and bring additional wells online. These Production Optimization Projects will continue throughout 2013 and are focused on improving current production and creating revenue for the America tax payer.

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Improved Description of One- and Two-Hole States after Electron Capture in 163 Holmium and the Determination of the Neutrino Mass  

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The atomic pair 163 Holmium and 163 Dysprosium$ seems due to the small Q value of about 2.3 to 2.8 keV the best case to determine the neutrino mass by electron capture. The bolometer spectrum measures the full deexcitation energy of Dysprosium by X rays, by Auger electrons and by the recoil of Holmium. The spectrum has an upper energy limit given by the Q value minus the neutrino mass. Till now this spectrum has been calculated allowing in Dysprosium excitations with 3s1/2, 3p1/2, 4s1/2, 4p1/2, 5s1/2, 5p1/2 holes only. Robertson calculated recently also the spectrum with two electron hole excitations in Dy. He took the probability for the excitation for the second electron hole from work of Carlson and Nestor for Z=54 Xenon. He claims, that the bolometer spectrum with two holes is "not well enough understood to permit a sensitive determination of the neutrino mass in this way." The purpose of the present work is to determine the theoretical bolometer spectrum with two hole excitations more reliably. In additi...

Faessler, Amand

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

180

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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181

Determine Institutional Change Sustainability Goals | Department...  

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

Determine Institutional Change Sustainability Goals Determine Institutional Change Sustainability Goals Institutional Change Continuous Improvement Cycle The first step in the...

182

CX-011597: Categorical Exclusion Determination | Department of...  

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

Determination CX-011597: Categorical Exclusion Determination Mission Support Alliance Annual Categorical Exclusion for Facility Safety and Environmental Improvements under...

183

CX-009656: Categorical Exclusion Determination | Department of...  

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

Determination CX-009656: Categorical Exclusion Determination Mission Support Alliance Annual Categorical Exclusion for Facility Safety and Environmental Improvements...

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NREL Improves System Efficiency and Increases Energy Transfer with Wind2H2 Project, Enabling Reduced Cost Electrolysis Production (Fact Sheet), Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technical Highlights (HFCTH)  

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5 * November 2010 5 * November 2010 Energy transfer improvements from the 10-kW wind turbine tested by NREL. The graph shows successive improvement, including the latest preliminary third generation improvement in the green shaded area. Increased Energy Transfer: NREL continues to improve energy transfer from a 10-kW solar PV array, comparing directly coupling the PV array to the electrolyzer stack with a connection through a maximum power point tracking (MPPT) power electronics package designed at NREL. The experimental testing (above) revealed that direct coupling outperformed power electronics when solar irradiance levels are below 500 W/m 2 while the MPPT power converter delivered more energy to the stacks between 500 and 1,100 W/m 2 . These findings

185

Improvement of LNG production technology in gas-distribution stations with an increased content of carbon dioxide in supply-line gas  

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The possibility is considered of reducing the weight of absorbent in a carbon dioxide gas cleaning system during liquefied natural gas production in gas-distribution stations (due to use of a pressure drop ... is...

S. P. Gorbachev; S. V. Lyugai

2009-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Empirical Methods for Detecting Regional Trends and Other Spatial Expressions in Antrim Shale Gas Productivity, with Implications for Improving Resource Projections Using Local Nonparametric Estimation Techniques  

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The primary objectives of this research were to (1) investigate empirical methods for establishing regional trends in unconventional gas resources as exhibited by historical production data ... 80-acre cells) fro...

Timothy C. Coburn; Philip A. Freeman; Emil D. Attanasi

2012-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

187

Roadway Improvement Project Cost Allocation  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

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

188

Designer Sorghum Combining the High Digestibility and Waxy Grain Traits of Sorghum for Improved Nutrition Bioethanol Beer Feed and Food Products  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

with 100% amylopectin, designating it as a waxy sorghum. Waxy endosperm sorghum lines are generally more digestible, leading to improved feed efficiency, and are easier to process, which is useful both industrial and food uses (Del Pozo-Insfran et al...

Jampala, Babitha

2012-07-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Systems Design and Applications Branch (SDAB) Hayden Menzel ( Prins) Key Advanced Satellite Products Branch (ASPB) Timothy J. Schmit validating and improving GOES (Imager & Sounder) products -GOES calibration and quality control  

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. White} {Richard A. Frank} {John V. Byrne} {Anthony J. Calio} {William Evans} {John A. Knauss} {D. James calibration and quality control - developing prototypes for future GOES products - GOES-R - promoting future of Research and Applications (ORA) {Harold Yates} { P. K. Rao} {James F. W. Purdom, Jr } {Marie C. Colton

Kuligowski, Bob

190

LENNOX HEARTH PRODUCTS  

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

LENNOX LENNOX HEARTH PRODUCTS April 1, 2011 Mr. Daniel Cohen U.S. Department of Energy Assistant General Council for Legislation, Regulation and Energy Efficiency Office of the General Counsel 1000 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, DC 20585 RE: Regulatory Burden RFI Dear Mr. Cohen: Lennox Hearth Products (LHP) is hereby responding to the Department of Energy's (DOE's) request for information - published at 76 Fed. Reg. 6123 (February 3, 2011) - seeking comment and information to assist the DOE in reviewing its existing regulations to determine whether such regulations should be modified or repealed pursuant to Executive Order 13563 ("Improving Regulation and Regulatory Review," issued by President Obama on January 18, 2011). LHP is a leading manufacturer of indoor and outdoor fireplaces, fireplace inserts, free-standing stoves, gas log

191

CX-005196: Categorical Exclusion Determination | Department of Energy  

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96: Categorical Exclusion Determination 96: Categorical Exclusion Determination CX-005196: Categorical Exclusion Determination Biomass to Liquid Fuels and Electric Power Research CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6 Date: 02/16/2011 Location(s): Alabama Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Golden Field Office Auburn University proposes to use federal funding to research and analyze bio-refining systems for improvements within the process to increase productivity and economic value of electric power, liquid fuels, and other bio-based products. This project will involve five tasks. The first task will be to investigate productivity and economic constraints associated with production, harvest, and transportation of forest biomass. The second task will be to develop and refine techniques for fractionation of forest

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CX-005196: Categorical Exclusion Determination | Department of Energy  

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5196: Categorical Exclusion Determination 5196: Categorical Exclusion Determination CX-005196: Categorical Exclusion Determination Biomass to Liquid Fuels and Electric Power Research CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6 Date: 02/16/2011 Location(s): Alabama Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Golden Field Office Auburn University proposes to use federal funding to research and analyze bio-refining systems for improvements within the process to increase productivity and economic value of electric power, liquid fuels, and other bio-based products. This project will involve five tasks. The first task will be to investigate productivity and economic constraints associated with production, harvest, and transportation of forest biomass. The second task will be to develop and refine techniques for fractionation of forest

193

Improved half-life measurement of 224Pa and its 209Bi(18O,3n)224Pa production cross section  

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224Pa was produced via the 209Bi(18O,3n) reaction at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory 88-Inch Cyclotron and the half-life was determined to be 850±20 ms by measuring its alpha decay using our rotating wheel system. Our value is consistent with a previously reported half-life of 950±150 ms for 224Pa produced via the 205Tl(22Ne,3n) reaction, but its much more precise. The cross section for the 209Bi(18O,3n)224Pa reaction was measured to be 0.5±0.1 mb for 87–89 MeV 18O5+ projectiles incident on the target.

P. A. Wilk; K. E. Gregorich; M. B. Hendricks; M. R. Lane; D. M. Lee; C. A. McGrath; D. A. Shaughnessy; D. A. Strellis; E. R. Sylwester; D. C. Hoffman

1997-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Determining Fiber and Protein Degradation Rates of Corn Milling (Co)Products and Their Effects on Rumen Bacterial Populations and Lactating Dairy Cow Performance  

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Fractionation of the CNCPS-based nutrition models ........ 72 In vitro gas production technique ................................................... 78 Molecular identification of rumen bacteria .................................... 81 REFERENCES... solubles. The BPX-DDGS is derived from a low-heat processing method, which avoids heat prior to fermentation, reducing the incidence of heat-damage to proteins which are known to have lower digestibility in ruminants (Krishnamoorthy et al., 1982...

Williams, Whitney

2012-07-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Determining the crystal structure of SseB, a product of the Salmonella Pathogenicity Island II Type III Secretion System of Salmonella typhimurium  

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-epithelial cells. The aim of the research project is to clone, purify the SseB protein from Salmonella typhimurium and obtain a diffracting-quality crystal that will give high resolution data so that the structure of the protein can be determined using x...

Patel, Bhavini Narendrakumar

2008-03-20T23:59:59.000Z

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The use of post detonation analysis of stable isotope ratios to determine the type and production process of the explosive involved  

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The detonation of a series of explosives was performed in a controlled manner to collect the resulting, solid residue or {open_quotes}soot.{close_quotes} This residue was examined to determine the ratios of the stable carbon, hydrogen, and nitrogen isotopes. The goal of the experiment was to determine if these ratios could be used to indicate, from the post detonation residues, the type and origin of the detonated explosive. The ratios of the stated stable isotopes in the undetonated explosive were also determined. Despite some reservations in the quality of the data resulting from contamination by nonexplosive components, certain trends can be discerned. (1) Carbon isotopes allow aromatic explosives to be distinguished from nonaromatic explosives. This trend seems to carry through the detonation so that the distinction might be made after the fact. (2) The amination process for TATB can be detected through the hydrogen and, to some extent, the nitrogen isotope ratios. Unfortunately, the data are not sufficiently good to determine if this differential carries through the detonation. (3) The relative magnitude and sign of the nitrogen isotope ratio seems to carry through the detonation: some exchange with atmospheric nitrogen is probable. Even though this set of experiments must also be viewed as preliminary, there is a definite indication that certain qualitative characteristics of explosives can be detected after the detonation. This {open_quotes}signature{close_quotes} could have application to both intelligence and counter terrorism.

McGuire, R.R.; Velsko, C.A.; Lee, C.G.; Raber, E.

1993-03-05T23:59:59.000Z

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CX-010405: Categorical Exclusion Determination | Department of...  

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Exclusion Determination CX-010405: Categorical Exclusion Determination Idalia Substation Grounding and Drainage Improvements CX(s) Applied: B4.6 Date: 05222013...

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CX-000698: Categorical Exclusion Determination | Department of...  

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

Categorical Exclusion Determination CX-000698: Categorical Exclusion Determination Connecticut - State Building Energy Improvements: 79 Elm Street CX(s) Applied: B1.3, B1.4,...

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CX-002679: Categorical Exclusion Determination | Department of...  

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Determination CX-002679: Categorical Exclusion Determination Eastern Avenue Branch Library Improvements CX(s) Applied: B5.1 Date: 06032010 Location(s): Davenport, Iowa...

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CX-010020: Categorical Exclusion Determination | Department of...  

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Determination CX-010020: Categorical Exclusion Determination F-08 Industrial Wastewater Outfall Flow Measurement Improvements CX(s) Applied: B3.1 Date: 01282013...

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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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CX-006845: Categorical Exclusion Determination | Department of Energy  

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

6845: Categorical Exclusion Determination 6845: Categorical Exclusion Determination CX-006845: Categorical Exclusion Determination Improving Production, Resilience, and Biodiversity of Perennial Grass Mixtures and Monocultures as Biofuel Feedstocks across Environmentally Heterogeneous Landscapes CX(s) Applied: B3.8, B5.1 Date: 10/17/2011 Location(s): Colman, South Dakota Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Golden Field Office The Department of Energy proposes to fund South Dakota State University (SDSU) to conduct biofuel feedstock productivity research using switchgrass to establish whether monoculture is more productive than polyculture in varying edaphic conditions. This research would be conducted on the 650 acre, SDSU-leased Prairie Farm located at 46786 232nd Street, Colman, South

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CX-100004: Categorical Exclusion Determination | Department of...  

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

Categorical Exclusion Determination Leveraging a Fundamental Understanding of Fracture Flow, Dynamic Permeability Enhancement, and Induced Seismicity to Improve Geothermal...

204

Roof Coating Procedures and Their Productivity Gains  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Roof Coating Procedures and their Productivity Gains John Bonaby and Dr. Diane Schaub, University of Florida As building envelope improvements are realized in organizations as ways to insulate businesses from high energy costs, the relative... benefit of the installation of different roof coating technologies and comparable application procedures of these technologies are ambiguous. The focal point of this research is to determine the effective correlation between various commercially...

Bonaby, J.; Schaub, D.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

205

2014-03-26 Issuance: Proposed Determination of Computer and Battery Backup Systems as a Covered Consumer Product; Extension of Public Comment Period  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

This document is a pre-publication Federal Register notice extending the public comment period for the proposed determination of computer and battery backup systems, as issued by the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency on March 26, 2014. Though it is not intended or expected, should any discrepancy occur between the document posted here and the document published in the Federal Register, the Federal Register publication controls. This document is being made available through the Internet solely as a means to facilitate the public's access to this document.

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Production of Neutron-rich Heavy Residues and the Freeze-out Temperature in the Fragmentation of Relativistic 238U Projectiles Determined by the Isospin Thermometer  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Isotope yields of heavy residues produced in collisions of 238U with lead at 1AGeV show indications for a simultaneous break-up process. From the average N-over-Z ratio of the final residues up to Z = 70, the average limiting temperature of the break-up configuration at freeze out was determined to T approximately 5 MeV using the isospin-thermometer method. Consequences for the understanding of other phenomena in highly excited nuclear systems are discussed.

K. -H. Schmidt; M. V. Ricciardi; A. Botvina; T. Enqvist

2002-07-24T23:59:59.000Z

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Improving water use in crop production  

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...doi:10.1093/jexbot/49.suppl_1.453 . Ma, X , Fukushima, Y, Liu, C, Wu, X2003A hydrological model application...D2002Selection for reduced carbon isotope discrimination increases aerial biomass and grain yield of rainfed bread wheat. Crop Sci...

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Improving Photosynthesis for Hydrogen and Fuels Production -...  

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

using this approach? A: Wild type green microalgae can normally convert 2-3% of solar energy (solar-to-biomass conversion). The tla1 strain converts about 4-5%. Q: Will this...

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Pre-industrial charcoal production in Lower Lusatia (Brandenburg, Germany): Detection and evaluation of a large charcoal-burning field by combining archaeological studies, GIS-based analyses of shaded-relief maps and dendrochronological age determination  

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Abstract In pre-industrial times, charcoal burning was a common source of energy across Europe. Charcoal production and its related consequences for the upland environment are well known due to historical and palaeoenvironmental research. In recent years, awareness has grown regarding the use of woods in the lowlands for charcoal production. In the last 20 years, a large charcoal-burning field in Lower Lusatia (Brandenburg, North German Lowlands) was discovered by systematic archaeological excavations of the opencast mine of Jänschwalde. However, the excavations are limited to the mine, which only covers a portion of the Jänschwalder Heide and the surrounding forests. In this paper, we present the results of our study regarding the spatial extension and timing of charcoal production in the Jänschwalder Heide and its surrounding areas. We applied a combined approach using archaeological research results, GIS-analyses of shaded-relief maps (SRMs) and tree-ring dating of selected charcoal kiln remains. Approximately 900 excavated charcoal kiln ground plans were analysed, which provided a solid data basis for our GIS analyses. For an extensive evaluation, we enlarged our study area beyond the limits of the lignite mine. We identified and digitised the remains of the charcoal kilns by creating \\{SRMs\\} from digital elevation models (DEMs) that were based on high-resolution airborne laser scanning data (ALS). The data from the excavated and digitised charcoal kiln remains were analysed in terms of their sizes and spatial distributions. In addition, the dendrochronological ages of 16 selected charcoal kiln remains were determined. This study shows that charcoal production was more extensive than initially proven by archaeological excavations. The remains of more than 5000 charcoal kilns were detected on the \\{SRMs\\} across an area that was twice as large as the excavated charcoal-burning field. In the Jänschwalder Heide, considerably more charcoal kiln relicts exist compared with the surrounding communal areas. Furthermore, the charcoal kiln remains in the Jänschwalder Heide have larger diameters, suggesting large-scale charcoal production for supplying energy to the nearby ironworks at Peitz. However, the charcoal production on the communal land was most likely for local crafts. The ages of the charcoal kiln remains indicated that charcoal production occurred between the 17th and 19th centuries, corresponding with the main period of charcoal burning. Overall, our study suggested that charcoal production sites are underestimated in the modern landscapes of the North German Lowlands.

A. Raab; M. Takla; T. Raab; A. Nicolay; A. Schneider; H. Rösler; K.-U. Heußner; E. Bönisch

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Categorical Exclusion Determinations: National Energy Technology Laboratory  

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January 21, 2011 January 21, 2011 CX-005058: Categorical Exclusion Determination Improving Reservoir Contact for Increased Production and Recovery of Gas Shale Reservoirs CX(s) Applied: B3.6 Date: 01/21/2011 Location(s): Salt Lake City, Utah Office(s): Fossil Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory January 20, 2011 CX-005057: Categorical Exclusion Determination Area of Interest 1, Carbon Dioxide at the Interface: Nature and Dynamics of the Reservoir/Caprock Contact and Implications for Carbon Storage Performance CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.1 Date: 01/20/2011 Location(s): Eau Claire, Wisconsin Office(s): Fossil Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory January 20, 2011 CX-005056: Categorical Exclusion Determination Area of Interest 1, Carbon Dioxide at the Interface: Nature and Dynamics of

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Model Products Available  

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Available Available Archiving environmental data products has become recognized as a vital research practice: it improves our ability to reproduce results and perform additional analyses while saving the cost of redundant data collection activities. The same rationale applies to archiving numerical models. Archived models will provide the methodological detail of numerical modeling studies to recreate published modeling results, enabling the synthesis of results across modeling studies and the investigation of new hypotheses. In addition, archived models will allow determination of uncertainties for comparison with results from other models in assessment / policy studies. The model source code will also allow others to see how models treat individual processes. We are creating a two-tiered archive for numerical models. The first tier

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CX-100173 Categorical Exclusion Determination | Department of...  

Office of Environmental Management (EM)

3 Categorical Exclusion Determination CX-100173 Categorical Exclusion Determination Biomass Conversion to Acrylonitrile Monomer-Precursor for Production of Carbon Fibers Award...

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CX-003164: Categorical Exclusion Determination | Department of...  

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

Exclusion Determination CX-003164: Categorical Exclusion Determination Optimization of Biomass Production Across a Landscape CX(s) Applied: A9 Date: 07262010 Location(s):...

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CX-005901: Categorical Exclusion Determination | Department of...  

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Exclusion Determination CX-005901: Categorical Exclusion Determination Ammonia Production from Electricity, Water, and Nitrogen CX(s) Applied: B3.6 Date: 05162011...

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CX-005054: Categorical Exclusion Determination | Department of...  

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

Exclusion Determination CX-005054: Categorical Exclusion Determination Gas Hydrate Production Test (Phase III - AdministrativePlanningModeling Tasks) CX(s) Applied: A2,...

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CX-100134 Categorical Exclusion Determination | Department of...  

Office of Environmental Management (EM)

4 Categorical Exclusion Determination CX-100134 Categorical Exclusion Determination Test Procedures for Measuring Energy Efficiency of Consumer Products and Industrial Equipment...

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CX-012114: Categorical Exclusion Determination | Department of...  

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

4: Categorical Exclusion Determination CX-012114: Categorical Exclusion Determination Test Procedures for Measuring Energy Efficiency of Consumer Products and Industrial Equipment...

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CX-005042: Categorical Exclusion Determination | Department of...  

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

42: Categorical Exclusion Determination CX-005042: Categorical Exclusion Determination Hydrogen Production and Purification from Coal and Other Heavy Feedstocks CX(s) Applied: B3.6...

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CX-001016: Categorical Exclusion Determination | Department of...  

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

16: Categorical Exclusion Determination CX-001016: Categorical Exclusion Determination Sustainable Biomass Production Systems-GO88073 Renewal CX(s) Applied: A9 Date: 03012010...

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Determination of the top-quark pole mass and strong coupling constant from the t t-bar production cross section in pp collisions at sqrt(s) = 7 TeV  

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The inclusive cross section for top-quark pair production measured by the CMS experiment in proton-proton collisions at a center-of-mass energy of 7 TeV is compared to the QCD prediction at next-to-next-to-leading order with various parton distribution functions to determine the top-quark pole mass, mtpole, or the strong coupling constant, alphaS. With the parton distribution function set NNPDF2.3, a pole mass of 176.7 +3.0 -2.8 GeV is obtained when constraining alphaS at the scale of the Z boson mass, mZ, to the current world average. Alternatively, by constraining mtpole to the latest average from direct mass measurements, a value of alphaS(mZ) = 0.1151 +0.0028 -0.0027 is extracted. This is the first determination of alphaS using events from top-quark production.

CMS Collaboration

2014-08-20T23:59:59.000Z

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CX-000287: Categorical Exclusion Determination | Department of...  

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Exclusion Determination CX-000287: Categorical Exclusion Determination Rotating Electrical Products Production - Phase I CX(s) Applied: A9, B5.1, B1.31 Date: 12152009...

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Gamma-ray spectrometric determination of UF/sub 6/ assay with 1 percent precision for international safeguards. Part 1: product and feed in 1S and 2S sample cylinders  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The method is based on counting the 186-keV gamma rays emitted by /sup 235/U using a Pb-collimated Ge(Li) detector. Measurements of fifty UF/sub 6/ product and feed cylinders reveal the following precisions and counting times: Product - 2S, 0.98% (600 s); Feed - 2S, 0.48% (2500 s); Product - 1S, 0.62% (1000 s); Feed - 1S, 0.73% (3000 s). A 1% precision is desired for variables - attributes verification measurements of /sup 235/U assay in UF/sub 6/ sample cylinders for safeguards inspections by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). Statistically, these measurements stand between fine, high-precision (or variables) measurements and gross, low-precision (or attributes) ones. Because of their intermediate precisions, the variables-attributes measurements may not require analysis of all samples, and this could result in significant savings of IAEA inspector time. Although the precision of the above results is satisfactory, the average relative differences between gamma-ray and mass-spectrometric determinations for the last two sets of measurements (1S cylinders) have positive biases.

Ricci, E.

1981-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Surveillance Guides - Continous Improvement  

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

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

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Innovation flow through social networks: Productivity distribution  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

A detailed empirical analysis of the productivity of non financial firms across several countries and years shows that productivity follows a non-Gaussian distribution with power law tails. We demonstrate that these empirical findings can be interpreted as consequence of a mechanism of exchanges in a social network where firms improve their productivity by direct innovation or/and by imitation of other firm's technological and organizational solutions. The type of network-connectivity determines how fast and how efficiently information can diffuse and how quickly innovation will permeate or behaviors will be imitated. From a model for innovation flow through a complex network we obtain that the expectation values of the productivity level are proportional to the connectivity of the network of links between firms. The comparison with the empirical distributions reveals that such a network must be of a scale-free type with a power-law degree distribution in the large connectivity range.

T. Di Matteo; T. Aste; M. Gallegati

2004-06-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Lightning Arrestor Connectors Production Readiness  

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The Lightning Arrestor Connector (LAC), part “M”, presented opportunities to improve the processes used to fabricate LACs. The A## LACs were the first production LACs produced at the KCP, after the product was transferred from Pinnellas. The new LAC relied on the lessons learned from the A## LACs; however, additional improvements were needed to meet the required budget, yield, and schedule requirements. Improvement projects completed since 2001 include Hermetic Connector Sealing Improvement, Contact Assembly molding Improvement, development of a second vendor for LAC shells, general process improvement, tooling improvement, reduction of the LAC production cycle time, and documention of the LAC granule fabrication process. This report summarizes the accomplishments achieved in improving the LAC Production Readiness.

Marten, Steve; Linder, Kim; Emmons, Jim; Gomez, Antonio; Hasam, Dawud; Maurer, Michelle

2008-10-20T23:59:59.000Z

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IGNITION IMPROVEMENT OF LEAN NATURAL GAS MIXTURES  

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This report describes work performed during a thirty month project which involves the production of dimethyl ether (DME) on-site for use as an ignition-improving additive in a compression-ignition natural gas engine. A single cylinder spark ignition engine was converted to compression ignition operation. The engine was then fully instrumented with a cylinder pressure transducer, crank shaft position sensor, airflow meter, natural gas mass flow sensor, and an exhaust temperature sensor. Finally, the engine was interfaced with a control system for pilot injection of DME. The engine testing is currently in progress. In addition, a one-pass process to form DME from natural gas was simulated with chemical processing software. Natural gas is reformed to synthesis gas (a mixture of hydrogen and carbon monoxide), converted into methanol, and finally to DME in three steps. Of additional benefit to the internal combustion engine, the offgas from the pilot process can be mixed with the main natural gas charge and is expected to improve engine performance. Furthermore, a one-pass pilot facility was constructed to produce 3.7 liters/hour (0.98 gallons/hour) DME from methanol in order to characterize the effluent DME solution and determine suitability for engine use. Successful production of DME led to an economic estimate of completing a full natural gas-to-DME pilot process. Additional experimental work in constructing a synthesis gas to methanol reactor is in progress. The overall recommendation from this work is that natural gas to DME is not a suitable pathway to improved natural gas engine performance. The major reasons are difficulties in handling DME for pilot injection and the large capital costs associated with DME production from natural gas.

Jason M. Keith

2005-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

227

Testing in Software Product Lines.  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

??This thesis presents research aimed at investigating different activities involved in software product lines testing process and possible improvements towards achieving developing high quality software… (more)

Odia, Osaretin

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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CX-001143: Categorical Exclusion Determination | Department of Energy  

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

1143: Categorical Exclusion Determination 1143: Categorical Exclusion Determination CX-001143: Categorical Exclusion Determination Development of Advanced Manufacturing Methods for Warm-White LEDs (Light-Emitting Diodes) for General Lighting CX(s) Applied: B3.6, B5.1 Date: 03/09/2010 Location(s): Valley View, Ohio Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory GE Lumination will design and develop specialized manufacturing methods for improving the consistency and material/labor productivity of the ?remote? phosphor component of their Vio? line of LEDs (light-emitting diodes). DOCUMENT(S) AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD CX-001143.pdf More Documents & Publications CX-000324: Categorical Exclusion Determination CX-000312: Categorical Exclusion Determination CX-00032

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Mental Health, Determinants of  

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Abstract In this article, the authors first review differences between mental health and physical health conditions and explicitly consider how the health production function can be applied to mental health. They then review the research on the determinants of mental health, focusing on the contributions of economists to this literature. They focus on three important inputs to mental health production: income, macroeconomic conditions, and employment.

E. Golberstein; S.H. Busch

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Design Case Summary: Production of Gasoline and Diesel from Biomass via Fast Pyrolysis, Hydrotreating, and Hydrocracking  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

The Biomass Program develops design cases to understand the current state of conversiontechnologies and to determine where improvements need to take place in the future. The bestavailable bench and pilot-scale conversion data are integrated with detailed process flow andengineering models to identify technical barriers where research and development could leadto significant cost improvements and to calculate production costs. Past design cases focusedon finding pathways toward cost-competitive production of ethanol. This design case is thefirst to establish detailed cost targets for the production of diesel and gasoline blendstock frombiomass via a fast pyrolysis process.

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CX-006461: Categorical Exclusion Determination | Department of Energy  

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1: Categorical Exclusion Determination 1: Categorical Exclusion Determination CX-006461: Categorical Exclusion Determination Production and Characterization of Novel Photovoltaic Materials? A Minority University Research Associates Program at North Carolina Central University CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6 Date: 08/11/2011 Location(s): St. Durham, North Carolina Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Golden Field Office DOE is proposing to provide federal funding to North Carolina Central University (NCCU) to improve student education in renewable energy technology and to strengthen the existing photovoltaic research infrastructure at the NCCU physics department. The NCCU would support student training and research in the characterization and production of photovoltaic materials. The laboratory work would take place at

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Ethanol production from lignocellulose  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

This invention presents a method of improving enzymatic degradation of lignocellulose, as in the production of ethanol from lignocellulosic material, through the use of ultrasonic treatment. The invention shows that ultrasonic treatment reduces cellulase requirements by 1/3 to 1/2. With the cost of enzymes being a major problem in the cost-effective production of ethanol from lignocellulosic material, this invention presents a significant improvement over presently available methods.

Ingram, Lonnie O. (Gainesville, FL); Wood, Brent E. (Gainesville, FL)

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Mass Spectroscopic Determination of Photoionization Products  

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A radio?frequency mass spectrometer of the Bennett type has been utilized to measure the mass of ions formed by photoionization of several gases by the ultraviolet radiation of a hydrogen discharge. Investigations were performed up to 11.4 electron volts the LiF cutoff. The mass spectra were found to be very simple and usually consisted of only one peak representing the mass of the whole molecule. This has been found to be true for acetone butadiene butene carbon disulfide methyl?ethyl ketone nitric oxide propylene and toluene. Only in the case of butane ethyl acetate and isopropyl alcohol fragment ions have been found. Some of them are even more intense than the parent ions. Undesirable ``secondary spectra '' reported by Lossing and Tanaka can be avoided by grounding of the lithium fluoride window.

Richard F. Herzog; Frederick F. Marmo

1957-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Phenomenology of ``Onium'' Production  

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The phenomenology of heavy quarkonia production in hadron collisions is reviewed. The theoretical predictions are compared to data. Commonly used production models are shown to fail in explaining all the experimental findings. The shortcomings of these models are analysed and possible improvements are discussed.

Matteo Cacciari

1995-05-18T23:59:59.000Z

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Globalisation effect of productivity and quality dimensions on capacity utilisation through multivariate confirmatory analysis  

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Traditional productivity dimensions such as output, effectiveness and rate of utilisation are not helpful for identifying the underlying problems and opportunities for productivity and quality improvement in a textile fabrication industry. More competition and drive for profits are forcing companies to implementation of theory of constraints (TOC), total productive maintenance (TPM) and quality function deployment (QFD) have led to significant productivity improvements individual equipment particularly textile fabric industry. Keeping and viewing all declining productivity and quality dimensional aspects in mind, this paper presents logical and well structured robust framework and results were wrapped up after implementing framework in various industries. Data were received examined and analysed from various experts, field specialist and engineer for productivity and quality dimensions (PQD). An empirical analysis is used and determined fuzzy RPN on PQDs. The proposed methodology has been implemented in textile industry and results are wrapped out.

Annamalai Sivakumar; Kalliannan Saravanan; Palanisamy Navaneethakrishnan; Rathanasamy Raja Sekar

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An Improved Tissue Culture System  

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

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Improving Work Flow Reliability Proceedings IGLC-7 275  

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Ballard1 ABSTRACT Improving work flow reliability is important for the productivity of linked productionImproving Work Flow Reliability Proceedings IGLC-7 275 IMPROVING WORK FLOW RELIABILITY Glenn units, and consequently for project cost and duration. One measure of work flow reliability is PPC

Tommelein, Iris D.

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Categorical Exclusion Determinations: B1.5 | Department of Energy  

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5 5 Categorical Exclusion Determinations: B1.5 Existing Regulations B1.5: Existing steam plants and cooling water systems Minor improvements to existing steam plants and cooling water systems (including, but not limited to, modifications of existing cooling towers and ponds), provided that the improvements would not: (1) create new sources of water or involve new receiving waters; (2) have the potential to significantly alter water withdrawal rates; (3) exceed the permitted temperature of discharged water; or (4) increase introductions of, or involve new introductions of, hazardous substances, pollutants, contaminants, or CERCLA-excluded petroleum and natural gas products. Previous Regulations Categorical Exclusion Determinations dated before November 14th, 2011 were

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CX-006127: Categorical Exclusion Determination | Department of...  

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Exclusion Determination Wisconsin Biofuels Retail Availability Improvement Network (BRAIN) - Wautoma Kwik Trip CX(s) Applied: B5.1 Date: 06232011 Location(s): Wautoma,...

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CX-006183: Categorical Exclusion Determination | Department of...  

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Exclusion Determination Wisconsin Biofuels Retail Availability Improvement Network (BRAIN) - Neenah Kwik Trip CX(s) Applied: B5.1 Date: 07112011 Location(s): Neenah,...

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CX-006264: Categorical Exclusion Determination | Department of...  

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Exclusion Determination Wisconsin Biofuels Retail Availability Improvement Network (BRAIN) - Marshall Kwik Trip CX(s) Applied: B5.1 Date: 07112011 Location(s): Marshall,...

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CX-006126: Categorical Exclusion Determination | Department of...  

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Exclusion Determination Wisconsin Biofuels Retail Availability Improvement Network (BRAIN) - Waupaca Kwik Trip CX(s) Applied: B5.1 Date: 06232011 Location(s): Waupaca,...

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improve | OpenEI Community  

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

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Creating Value Wood Products Industry  

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and an information dissemination plan. The program areas are Industrial Process Improvement, Environmental Assessment1 Creating Value for the Wood Products Industry Creating Value for the Wood Products Industry Louisiana Forest Products Development Center #12;2 Louisiana is blessed with quality timberland

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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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2014-02-21 Issuance: Proposed Determination of Computer Servers...  

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

a Covered Consumer Product; Withdrawal 2014-02-21 Issuance: Proposed Determination of Computer Servers as a Covered Consumer Product; Withdrawal This document is a pre-publication...

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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

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Improvements to Hydrogen Delivery Scenario Analysis  

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­ Improved liquefier, pipeline, compressors, storage, labor, indirect capital, and O&M cost estimatesImprovements to Hydrogen Delivery Scenario Analysis Model (HDSAM) and Results May 8, 2007 Amgad and storage are at or adjacent to Liquid Hydrogen (LH) TruckH2 Production 100 or 1500 kg/d Compressed H2 (CH

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Managing Warm-season Improved Pastures  

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. 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

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CX-002497: Categorical Exclusion Determination | Department of...  

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Categorical Exclusion Determination Capitalizing on Carbon Dioxide Storage in Lignite Coal: Biological In Situ Methane Production CX(s) Applied: B3.6 Date: 06022010...

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CX-011736: Categorical Exclusion Determination | Department of...  

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Exclusion Determination Lutheran University Association, Inc. dba Valparaiso University - Solar Thermal Electrolytic Production of Magnesium from Magnesium Oxide CX(s) Applied:...

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Integrated Approach Towards the Application of Horizontal Wells to Improve Waterflooding Performance  

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This final report describes the progress during the six year of the project on ''Integrated Approach Towards the Application of Horizontal Wells to Improve Waterflooding Performance.'' This report is funded under the Department of Energy's (DOE's) Class I program which is targeted towards improving the reservoir performance of mature oil fields located in fluvially-dominated deltaic deposits. The project involves using an integrated approach to characterize the reservoir followed by drilling of horizontal injection wells to improve production performance. The project was divided into two budget periods. In the first budget period, many modern technologies were used to develop a detailed reservoir management plan; whereas, in the second budget period, conventional data was used to develop a reservoir management plan. The idea was to determine the cost effectiveness of various technologies in improving the performance of mature oil fields.

Kelkar, Mohan; Liner, Chris; Kerr, Dennis

1999-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Improved recovery demonstration for Williston Basin carbonates. Quarterly technical progress report, October--December 1996  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The purpose of this project is to demonstrate targeted infill and extension drilling opportunities, better determinations of oil-in-place, methods for improved completion efficiency and the suitability of waterflooding in certain shallow-shelf carbonate reservoirs in the Williston Basin, Montana, North Dakota and South Dakota. Improved reservoir characterization utilizing 3-dimensional (3D) and multi-component seismic are being investigated for identification of structural and stratigraphic reservoir compartments. These seismic characterization tools are integrated with geological and engineering studies. Improved completion efficiency is being tested with short-lateral and horizontal drilling technologies. Improved completion efficiency, additional wells at closer spacing and better estimates of oil-in-place will result in additional oil production by primary and enhanced recovery processes.

Sippel, M.A.; Carrell, L.A.

1997-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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JGI - Product Offerings  

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Product Offerings Product Offerings Scientific Program Product Brief Description Deliverables FY14 target cycle time (median), days FY14 target cycle time (75th %), days Fungal Minimal Draft Low coverage whole genome shotgun sequencing for evaluation. May turn into a standard draft or improved standard draft. Assembly. Annotation optional (JGI portal); raw data submitted to SRA 250 400 Fungal Resequencing SNP and short indel calls, rearrangement detection, population analysis. Text file of SNPs (incl location in genome, coding/vs non, syn vs non-syn aa change etc) and structural rearrangements, alignment files, tracks for upload to genome browser and fastq files; raw data submitted to SRA 140 200 Fungal Standard Draft Whole genome shotgun sequencing. Exact scope items and quality of finished product depend on genome. Selected genomes will be improved based on feasibility and scientific merit. Assembly, annotation (JGI Portal + Genbank); raw data submitted to SRA 250 400

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CX-005730: Categorical Exclusion Determination | Department of Energy  

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30: Categorical Exclusion Determination 30: Categorical Exclusion Determination CX-005730: Categorical Exclusion Determination State Energy Program Sinton Independent School District Wind Energy Project- Phase II CX(s) Applied: B5.1 Date: 04/21/2011 Location(s): San Patricio County, Texas Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Golden Field Office The Sinton Independent School District (ISO), San Patricio County, Texas proposes to install a 100 kilowatt wind turbine (Northern Power 100) on the campus of their high school to reduce operations costs, increase energy efficiency, reduce reliance on imported energy, improve reliability, and reduce environmental impacts of energy production. The turbine would be installed on a 121-foot tall tubular steel tower, have a rotor diameter of 69 feet, and a total height of about 156 feet.

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CX-006473: Categorical Exclusion Determination | Department of Energy  

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3: Categorical Exclusion Determination 3: Categorical Exclusion Determination CX-006473: Categorical Exclusion Determination Novel Mechanical Pretreatment for Lignocellulosic Feedstocks CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6 Date: 08/11/2011 Location(s): Texas Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Golden Field Office The Department of Energy is proposing to provide federal funds to the Texas Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) to complete a laboratory scale research and development project to improve the conversion of biomass feedstocks into products and fuels. All tasks will be completed at an existing Texas A&M University research facility. Project tasks are all related to the mechanical testing and scale up of a pretreatment reactor and project management. No Genetically Modified Organisms will be used or

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CX-004132: Categorical Exclusion Determination | Department of Energy  

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4132: Categorical Exclusion Determination 4132: Categorical Exclusion Determination CX-004132: Categorical Exclusion Determination Low Cost Carbon Fiber Composites for Lightweight Vehicle Parts CX(s) Applied: B3.6, B5.1 Date: 09/17/2010 Location(s): Fletcher, North Carolina Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Carbon fiber-reinforced polymer composites can help improve fuel economy in cars and buses; however, they are currently too expensive for general use. Materials Innovation Technologies LLC (MIT-LLC), together with its Tier 1 and Original Equipment Manufacturer?s (OEM's) partners, proposes to demonstrate the production and use of economically and commercially viable composites based on recycled carbon fiber. DOCUMENT(S) AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD CX-004132.pdf More Documents & Publications

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CX-004625: Categorical Exclusion Determination | Department of Energy  

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625: Categorical Exclusion Determination 625: Categorical Exclusion Determination CX-004625: Categorical Exclusion Determination Te-Moak Tribe of Western Shoshone Indians of Nevada on behalf of the Wells Band Energy Efficiency Retrofits CX(s) Applied: A1, B2.5, B5.1 Date: 01/07/2010 Location(s): Nevada Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program. The Wells Band would perform energy efficiency retrofits at the Administration Office at 1707 Mountain View Drive. Specific retrofits would include: ? Replacement of all lights and ballasts in the building with high performance, energy efficient products; ? Replacement of 14 single-pane windows with Energy Star double-pane windows; and ? Energy efficiency improvements to double-glass doors (remove door, add insulation behind walls, add weather

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CX-005248: Categorical Exclusion Determination | Department of Energy  

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

48: Categorical Exclusion Determination 48: Categorical Exclusion Determination CX-005248: Categorical Exclusion Determination Florida-City-Cape Coral CX(s) Applied: A9, A11, B5.1 Date: 02/17/2011 Location(s): Cape Coral, Florida Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program. 1) Energy efficiency and conservation strategy program management and associated engineering work; 2) energy and greenhouse gas baseline study and reporting system; 3-6) conduct various energy productivity studies to accomplish energy program management; 7) implement wastewater infiltration reduction measures; 8) Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) efficiency improvements at City Hall (controls, variable frequency drives, direct digital controls, direct exchange air conditioning system, electrical

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CX-004017: Categorical Exclusion Determination | Department of Energy  

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17: Categorical Exclusion Determination 17: Categorical Exclusion Determination CX-004017: Categorical Exclusion Determination High-Temperature Wire Insulations for Downhole Enhanced Geothermal System (EGS) Equipment CX(s) Applied: B3.6, B5.1 Date: 09/16/2010 Location(s): Lafayette, Colorado Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Geothermal energy is a viable, environmentally-clean alternative energy source under development through the U.S. Department of Energy. Composite Technology Development, Inc. (CTD), proposes to provide high-temperature, high-voltage wire insulations to improve the reliability of downhole equipment necessary for commercial-scale geothermal energy production. In Phase III, Composite Technology Development, Inc. (CTD) will scale-up the processes for manufacturing high-temperature, insulated wires for use in

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CX-003863: Categorical Exclusion Determination | Department of Energy  

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63: Categorical Exclusion Determination 63: Categorical Exclusion Determination CX-003863: Categorical Exclusion Determination Design and Demonstration of an Advanced Agricultural Feedstock Supply System for Lignocellulosic Bioenergy Production CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6, B5.1 Date: 09/01/2010 Location(s): Hugoton, Kansas Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Golden Field Office This project is divided into two budget periods (BP) separated by a Go/No-Go decision. In the first BP (BP1), funds will be used to design and build new and/or improved harvesting and conduct a Go/No-Go review meeting. The equipment design and build is handled by companies that currently manufacture forage harvesting and handling equipment in their normal course of business. While these design/build activities are happening, the project

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CX-001713: Categorical Exclusion Determination | Department of Energy  

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1713: Categorical Exclusion Determination 1713: Categorical Exclusion Determination CX-001713: Categorical Exclusion Determination Technologies for Extracting Valuable Metals and Compounds from Geothermal Fluids CX(s) Applied: B3.1, B3.6, A9 Date: 04/20/2010 Location(s): Calipatria, California Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Golden Field Office The objectives of the two year project are to: 1) adapt, develop, and validate improved lithium extraction technologies; 2) transform the materials extracted by these technologies into saleable products; 3) develop and validate technologies for managing silica scaling during metal extraction, and 4) develop processes to cost-effectively extract additional materials from U.S. geothermal brines of varying salinity. DOCUMENT(S) AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD

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CX-004833: Categorical Exclusion Determination | Department of Energy  

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3: Categorical Exclusion Determination 3: Categorical Exclusion Determination CX-004833: Categorical Exclusion Determination Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant-Martinsville Hydro Plant Project CX(s) Applied: B5.1 Date: 12/22/2010 Location(s): Martinsville, Virginia Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Golden Field Office The City of Martinsville is proposing to use Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant funding to rebuild two existing 77-year old turbine units for two generators with a combined 1.3 megawatt capacity to improve operating efficiency and increase power production at this renewable energy site as well as retrofit the manually operated plant with automation equipment to provide the capability for the generating equipment to operate automatically, around the clock based on river level and flow,

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Categorical Exclusion Determinations: Office of Energy Efficiency and  

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17, 2011 17, 2011 CX-006848: Categorical Exclusion Determination State Energy Program American Recovery and Reinvestment Act - Deployment of Innovative Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy - Agriculture - Olson-Ashbrook-Schanno-Uhalde-Zoller Projects CX(s) Applied: B5.1 Date: 10/17/2011 Location(s): Oregon Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Golden Field Office October 17, 2011 CX-006845: Categorical Exclusion Determination Improving Production, Resilience, and Biodiversity of Perennial Grass Mixtures and Monocultures as Biofuel Feedstocks across Environmentally Heterogeneous Landscapes CX(s) Applied: B3.8, B5.1 Date: 10/17/2011 Location(s): Colman, South Dakota Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Golden Field Office October 17, 2011 CX-006874: Categorical Exclusion Determination

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CX-004140: Categorical Exclusion Determination | Department of Energy  

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140: Categorical Exclusion Determination 140: Categorical Exclusion Determination CX-004140: Categorical Exclusion Determination High Performance Permanent Magnets for Advanced Motors CX(s) Applied: B3.6, B5.1 Date: 09/14/2010 Location(s): Landisville, Pennsylvania Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy The overall objective of this program is to develop high performance permanent magnets with improved Proposed Action or Project Description American Recovery and Reinvestment Act: magnetic properties at temperatures up to 240 in advanced motor applications, and low cost. For Phase III, Electron Energy Corporation proposes to dedicate further optimization of the identified feasible approaches, development of standard grades of high resistivity magnets, pilot production and beta site testing. Cost reduction

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Categorical Exclusion (CX) Determinations By Date | Department of Energy  

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7, 2011 7, 2011 CX-006848: Categorical Exclusion Determination State Energy Program American Recovery and Reinvestment Act - Deployment of Innovative Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy - Agriculture - Olson-Ashbrook-Schanno-Uhalde-Zoller Projects CX(s) Applied: B5.1 Date: 10/17/2011 Location(s): Oregon Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Golden Field Office October 17, 2011 CX-006845: Categorical Exclusion Determination Improving Production, Resilience, and Biodiversity of Perennial Grass Mixtures and Monocultures as Biofuel Feedstocks across Environmentally Heterogeneous Landscapes CX(s) Applied: B3.8, B5.1 Date: 10/17/2011 Location(s): Colman, South Dakota Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Golden Field Office October 17, 2011 CX-006874: Categorical Exclusion Determination

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CX-003518: Categorical Exclusion Determination | Department of Energy  

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518: Categorical Exclusion Determination 518: Categorical Exclusion Determination CX-003518: Categorical Exclusion Determination Energy from Biomass Research and Technology Transfer Program CX(s) Applied: B3.6 Date: 08/23/2010 Location(s): Georgia Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Golden Field Office The Consortium for Plant Biotechnology Research, Incorporated (CPBR) would demonstrate the feasibility of biomass energy and research technologies. The primary goals of CPBR's 2010 Energy from Biomass Research and Technology Transfer Program (EBRTT) are (1) to bring industry, academe, and federal resources for research that would lead to the improved use of biomass and plant feedstocks for the production of fuels such as ethanol and renewable chemical feedstocks; (2) to facilitate technology transfer of

268

Evaluating Fenestration Products for Zero-Energy Buildings: Issuesfor Discussion  

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Computer modeling to determine fenestration product energy properties (U-factor, SHGC, VT) has emerged as the most cost-effective and accurate means to quantify them. Fenestration product simulation tools have been effective in increasing the use of low-e coatings and gas fills in insulating glass and in the widespread use of insulating frame designs and materials. However, for more efficient fenestration products (low heat loss products, dynamic products, products with non-specular optical characteristics, light re-directing products) to achieve widespread use, fenestration modeling software needs to be improved. This paper addresses the following questions: (1) Are the current properties (U, SHGC, VT) calculated sufficient to compare and distinguish between windows suitable for Zero Energy Buildings and conventional window products? If not, what data on the thermal and optical performance, on comfort, and on peak demand of windows is needed. (2) Are the algorithms in the tools sufficient to model the thermal and optical processes? Are specific heat transfer and optical effects not accounted for? Is the existing level of accuracy enough to distinguish between products designed for Zero Energy Buildings? Is the current input data adequate?

Arasteh, Dariush; Curcija, Charlie; Huang, Joe; Huizenga,Charlie; Kohler, Christian

2006-07-25T23:59:59.000Z

269

Determinations and Coverage Rulemakings | Department of Energy  

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Determinations and Coverage Rulemakings Determinations and Coverage Rulemakings Determinations and Coverage Rulemakings The Energy Policy and Conservation Act (EPCA) (42 U.S.C. 6292(a)) contains a list of 19 consumer products that are considered covered products for which the Secretary of Energy is authorized to establish energy conservation standards. EPCA (42 U.S.C. 6292(a)(20) also allows the Department of Energy (DOE) to classify other types of consumer products as covered products if the DOE determines that: Classifying the products as covered products is necessary or appropriate to carry out the purposes of EPCA; and The average annual per-household energy use by products of such type is likely to exceed 100 kWh per year. (42 U.S.C 6292(b)(1)). (For commercial and industrial equipment, see 42 U.S.C. 6311-6312).

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Geomechanical Study of Bakken Formation for Improved Oil Recovery  

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On October 1, 2008 US DOE-sponsored research project entitled “Geomechanical Study of Bakken Formation for Improved Oil Recovery” under agreement DE-FC26-08NT0005643 officially started at The University of North Dakota (UND). This is the final report of the project; it covers the work performed during the project period of October 1, 2008 to December 31, 2013. The objectives of this project are to outline the methodology proposed to determine the in-situ stress field and geomechanical properties of the Bakken Formation in Williston Basin, North Dakota, USA to increase the success rate of horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing so as to improve the recovery factor of this unconventional crude oil resource from the current 3% to a higher level. The success of horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing depends on knowing local in-situ stress and geomechanical properties of the rocks. We propose a proactive approach to determine the in-situ stress and related geomechanical properties of the Bakken Formation in representative areas through integrated analysis of field and well data, core sample and lab experiments. Geomechanical properties are measured by AutoLab 1500 geomechanics testing system. By integrating lab testing, core observation, numerical simulation, well log and seismic image, drilling, completion, stimulation, and production data, in-situ stresses of Bakken formation are generated. These in-situ stress maps can be used as a guideline for future horizontal drilling and multi-stage fracturing design to improve the recovery of Bakken unconventional oil.

Ling, Kegang; Zeng, Zhengwen; He, Jun; Pei, Peng; Zhou, Xuejun; Liu, Hong; Huang, Luke; Ostadhassan, Mehdi; Jabbari, Hadi; Blanksma, Derrick; Feilen, Harry; Ahmed, Salowah; Benson, Steve; Mann, Michael; LeFever, Richard; Gosnold, Will

2013-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

271

Improving Access to Foundational Energy Performance Data  

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Access to foundational energy performance data is key to improving the efficiency of the built environment. However, stakeholders often lack access to what they perceive as credible energy performance data. Therefore, even if a stakeholder determines that a product would increase efficiency, they often have difficulty convincing their management to move forward. Even when credible data do exist, such data are not always sufficient to support detailed energy performance analyses, or the development of robust business cases. One reason for this is that the data parameters that are provided are generally based on the respective industry norms. Thus, for mature industries with extensive testing standards, the data made available are often quite detailed. But for emerging technologies, or for industries with less well-developed testing standards, available data are generally insufficient to support robust analysis. However, even for mature technologies, there is no guarantee that the data being supplied are the same data needed to accurately evaluate a product?s energy performance. To address these challenges, the U.S. Department of Energy funded development of a free, publically accessible Web-based portal, the Technology Performance Exchange(TM), to facilitate the transparent identification, storage, and sharing of foundational energy performance data. The Technology Performance Exchange identifies the intrinsic, technology-specific parameters necessary for a user to perform a credible energy analysis and includes a robust database to store these data. End users can leverage stored data to evaluate the site-specific performance of various technologies, support financial analyses with greater confidence, and make better informed procurement decisions.

Studer, D.; Livingood, W.; Torcellini, P.

2014-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

272

Improved flywheel materials : characterization of nanofiber modified flywheel test specimen.  

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As alternative energy generating devices (i.e., solar, wind, etc) are added onto the electrical energy grid (AC grid), irregularities in the available electricity due to natural occurrences (i.e., clouds reducing solar input or wind burst increasing wind powered turbines) will be dramatically increased. Due to their almost instantaneous response, modern flywheel-based energy storage devices can act a mechanical mechanism to regulate the AC grid; however, improved spin speeds will be required to meet the necessary energy levels to balance thesegreen' energy variances. Focusing on composite flywheels, we have investigated methods for improving the spin speeds based on materials needs. The so-called composite flywheels are composed of carbon fiber (C-fiber), glass fiber, and aglue' (resin) to hold them together. For this effort, we have focused on the addition of fillers to the resin in order to improve its properties. Based on the high loads required for standard meso-sized fillers, this project investigated the utility of ceramic nanofillers since they can be added at very low load levels due to their high surface area. The impact that TiO2 nanowires had on the final strength of the flywheel material was determined by athree-point-bend' test. The results of the introduction of nanomaterials demonstrated an increase instrength' of the flywheel's C-fiber-resin moiety, with an upper limit of a 30% increase being reported. An analysis of the economic impact concerning the utilization of the nanowires was undertaken and after accounting for new-technology and additional production costs, return on improved-nanocomposite investment was approximated at 4-6% per year over the 20-year expected service life. Further, it was determined based on the 30% improvement in strength, this change may enable a 20-30% reduction in flywheel energy storage cost (%24/kW-h).

Boyle, Timothy J.; Bell, Nelson Simmons; Ehlen, Mark Andrew; Anderson, Benjamin John; Miller, William Kenneth

2013-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

273

Essays on Product Recalls, New Product Preannouncements, and Shareholder Value  

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.......................................................................... 1 CHAPTER II DETERMINANTS OF THE LONG-TERM EFFECTS OF PRODUCT RECALLS ON SHAREHOLDER VALUE: AN EMPIRICAL ANALYSIS OF THE AUTOMOBILE INDUSTRY ................................................ 4 Introduction... ............................................................................... 101 1 CHAPTER I INTRODUCTION Companies increasingly face crises involving harm created by their products, ranging from defective automobile recalls, lead paint in toys, faulty medical devices, and contaminated food products, which often...

Yun, Wonjoo

2014-08-08T23:59:59.000Z

274

Improving customer order visibility to enable improved planning and decision making  

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The General Purpose Drives organization of ABB Switzerland does not capture sufficient data on the movement of customer orders through the production process to make efficient decisions on where to allocate improvement ...

Krause, Karla M. (Karla Margarete)

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

275

Breakthrough: Better Fiber for Better Products  

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Researchers at Idaho National Laboratory have developed a cost-effective method for the continuous production of alpha silicon carbide fiber. The exceptionally strong, lightweight fiber could enable significant performance improvements in many everyday products.

Griffith, George; Garnier, John

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

276

ARM - PI Product - CSSEF ARMBE  

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at 1-888-ARM-DATA. Send PI Product : CSSEF ARMBE research data - External funding The Climate Science for a Sustainable Energy Future (CSSEF) project is working to improve the...

277

Demand Forecasting of New Products  

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Keeping Unit or SKU) employing attribute analysis techniques. The objective of this thesis is to improve Abstract This thesis is a study into the demand forecasting of new products (also referred to as Stock

Sun, Yu

278

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

279

Effective Helium Burning Rates and the Production of the Neutrino Nuclei  

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Effective values for the key helium burning reaction rates, triple-alpha and 12C(alpha,gamma)16O, are obtained by adjusting their strengths so as to obtain the best match with the solar abundance pattern of isotopes uniquely or predominately made in core collapse supernovae. These effective rates are then used to determine the production of the neutrino isotopes. The use of effective rates considerably reduces the uncertainties in the production factors arising from uncertainties in the helium burning rates, and improves our ability to use the production of 11B to constrain the neutrino emission from supernovae.

Sam M. Austin; Christopher West; Alexander Heger

2014-02-26T23:59:59.000Z

280

Effective Helium Burning Rates and the Production of the Neutrino Nuclei  

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Effective values for the key helium burning reaction rates, triple-alpha and 12C(alpha,gamma)16O, are obtained by adjusting their strengths so as to obtain the best match with the solar abundance pattern of isotopes uniquely or predominately made in core collapse supernovae. These effective rates are then used to determine the production of the neutrino isotopes. The use of effective rates considerably reduces the uncertainties in the production factors arising from uncertainties in the helium burning rates, and improves our ability to use the production of 11B to constrain the neutrino emission from supernovae.

Austin, Sam M; Heger, Alexander

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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281

Chemical production from industrial by-product gases: Final report  

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The potential for conservation of natural gas is studied and the technical and economic feasibility and the implementation of ventures to produce such chemicals using carbon monoxide and hydrogen from byproduct gases are determined. A survey was performed of potential chemical products and byproduct gas sources. Byproduct gases from the elemental phosphorus and the iron and steel industries were selected for detailed study. Gas sampling, preliminary design, market surveys, and economic analyses were performed for specific sources in the selected industries. The study showed that production of methanol or ammonia from byproduct gas at the sites studied in the elemental phosphorus and the iron and steel industries is technically feasible but not economically viable under current conditions. Several other applications are identified as having the potential for better economics. The survey performed identified a need for an improved method of recovering carbon monoxide from dilute gases. A modest experimental program was directed toward the development of a permselective membrane to fulfill that need. A practical membrane was not developed but further investigation along the same lines is recommended. (MCW)

Lyke, S.E.; Moore, R.H.

1981-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

282

2014-05-08 Issuance: Energy Efficiency Improvements in ANSI/ASHRAE...  

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

05-08 Issuance: Energy Efficiency Improvements in ANSIASHRAEIES Standard 90.1-2013; Preliminary Determination 2014-05-08 Issuance: Energy Efficiency Improvements in ANSIASHRAE...

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Categorical Exclusion Determinations: B6.3 | Department of Energy  

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3 3 Categorical Exclusion Determinations: B6.3 Existing Regulations B6.3: Improvements to environmental control systems Improvements to environmental monitoring and control systems of an existing building or structure (such as changes to scrubbers in air quality control systems or ion-exchange devices and other filtration processes in water treatment systems), provided that during subsequent operations (1) any substance collected by the environmental control systems would be recycled, released, or disposed of within existing permitted facilities and (2) there are applicable statutory or regulatory requirements or permit conditions for disposal, release, or recycling of any hazardous substance or CERCLA-excluded petroleum or natural gas products that are collected or

284

Improved sample size determination for attributes and variables sampling  

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Earlier INMM papers have addressed the attributes/variables problem and, under conservative/limiting approximations, have reported analytical solutions for the attributes and variables sample sizes. Through computer simulation of this problem, we have calculated attributes and variables sample sizes as a function of falsification, measurement uncertainties, and required detection probability without using approximations. Using realistic assumptions for uncertainty parameters of measurement, the simulation results support the conclusions: (1) previously used conservative approximations can be expensive because they lead to larger sample sizes than needed; and (2) the optimal verification strategy, as well as the falsification strategy, are highly dependent on the underlying uncertainty parameters of the measurement instruments. 1 ref., 3 figs.

Stirpe, D.; Picard, R.R.

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

285

Improving the Scalability of Reduct Determination in Rough Sets.  

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??Rough Set Data Analysis (RSDA) is a non-invasive data analysis approach that solely relies on the data to find patterns and decision rules. Despite its… (more)

Mahmood, Shahid

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

286

Towards improved methods for determining porous media multiphase flow functions  

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multiphase property. Three synthetic experiments are used to show the erroneous estimation of flow functions associated with the homogeneity assumption. A proposal approach is used to predict the relative permeability of wetting phase using NMR relaxation... . . . . . 25 a. Total Flow Rate Specified at the Boundary . . . . 33 b. Pressure Specified at the Boundary . . . . . . . . 36 D. Two-Dimensional Comparison Test . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 E. Synthetic Experiments and Estimations . . . . . . . . . . . 46 1...

Xue, Song

2004-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

287

Warranty prediction during product development: Developing an event generation engine in an engineer-to-order environment.  

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??In order for manufacturing companies to stay competitive, it is necessary to drive warranty system improvements in terms of improved product reliability, improved service delivery… (more)

Kang, Hee-Rak

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

288

Energy efficiency improvement and cost saving opportunities for petroleum refineries  

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Improve Steam Turbine Efficiency. Hydrocarbon Processing 6cycle gas turbines with an electric efficiency of 32%. 5.The efficiency of the steam turbine is determined by the

Worrell, Ernst; Galitsky, Christina

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

289

Improve Motor Operation at Off-Design Voltages | Department of...  

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Selection and Application Guide - A Handbook for Industry Improving Motor and Drive System Performance - A Sourcebook for Industry Determining Electric Motor Load and Efficiency...

290

Seed priming of native ornamental species to improve the rate and uniformity of germination in modern greenhouse operations  

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SEED PRIMING OF NATIVE ORNAMENTAL SPECIES TO IMPROVE THE RATE AND UNIFORMITY OF GERMINATION IN MODERN GREENHOUSE OPERATIONS A Thesis by TERRY LEE FINN ERTY Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial... production efficiency of perennials in commercial greenhouses; and (3) to determine if priming could be used to bypass the stratification requirements of seeds of three Aquilegia species. Priming Lupinus texensis seeds, scarified or nonscarified, in salt...

Finnerty, Terry Lee

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

291

How Particle Physics Improves Your Life | Department of Energy  

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Particle Physics Improves Your Life Particle Physics Improves Your Life How Particle Physics Improves Your Life April 5, 2013 - 10:33am Addthis Particle physics research from Fermilab and SLAC are helping to improve our daily lives and the products we use. | Illustration by Sandbox Studio, Chicago. Particle physics research from Fermilab and SLAC are helping to improve our daily lives and the products we use. | Illustration by Sandbox Studio, Chicago. Amanda Scott Amanda Scott Former Managing Editor, Energy.gov Learn More Visit Symmetry Magazine for more on research and development from Fermilab and SLAC. Editor's Note: This article is cross-posted from Symmetry Magazine, a joint Fermilab/SLAC publication. From MRIs to shrink wrap, particle physics technology improves the world we live in. Read about how your daily products are improved from Energy

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How Particle Physics Improves Your Life | Department of Energy  

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How Particle Physics Improves Your Life How Particle Physics Improves Your Life How Particle Physics Improves Your Life April 5, 2013 - 10:33am Addthis Particle physics research from Fermilab and SLAC are helping to improve our daily lives and the products we use. | Illustration by Sandbox Studio, Chicago. Particle physics research from Fermilab and SLAC are helping to improve our daily lives and the products we use. | Illustration by Sandbox Studio, Chicago. Amanda Scott Amanda Scott Former Managing Editor, Energy.gov Learn More Visit Symmetry Magazine for more on research and development from Fermilab and SLAC. Editor's Note: This article is cross-posted from Symmetry Magazine, a joint Fermilab/SLAC publication. From MRIs to shrink wrap, particle physics technology improves the world we live in. Read about how your daily products are improved from Energy

293

Improving Interpersonal Communication  

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By improving interpersonal communication skills, we can improve our relationships with others. Better communication comes from understanding one's self, understanding other people, learning to empathize, being a good listener and practicing...

Warren, Judith L.

2000-02-16T23:59:59.000Z

294

PRODUCTS & MATERIALS  

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...1995-96 Spectrum Chemical and Safety Prod-ucts Catalog features products for molecular and life science laboratories and cleanroom environments. Spectrum Chemical Manu-facturing. Circle 150. SCIENCE * VOL. 268 * 23 JUNE 1995

1995-06-23T23:59:59.000Z

295

Sandia technology & entrepreneurs improve Lasik  

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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

296

Improved recovery demonstration for Williston basin carbonates. Quarterly technical progress report, October 1, 1995--December 31, 1995  

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The purpose of this project is to demonstrate targeted infill and extension drilling opportunities, better determinations of oil-in-place, methods for improved completion efficiency and the suitability of waterflooding in certain shallow-shelf carbonate reservoirs in the Williston Basin, Montana, North Dakota and South Dakota. Improved reservoir characterization utilizing 3-dimensional and multi-component seismic area is being investigated for identification of structural and stratigraphic reservoir compartments. These seismic characterization tools are integrated with geological and engineering studies. Improved completion efficiency is being tested with extended-reach jetting lance and other ultra-short radius lateral technologies. Improved completion efficiency, additional wells at closer spacing and better estimates of oil-in-place will result in additional oil production by primary and enhanced recovery processes.

NONE

1996-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

297

Improvement of 3P and 6R mechanical robots reliability and quality applying FMEA and QFD approaches  

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In the past few years, extending usage of robotic systems has increased the importance of robot reliability and quality. To improve the robot reliability and quality by applying standard approaches such as Failure Mode and Effect Analysis (FMEA) and Quality Function Deployment (QFD) during the design of robot is necessary. FMEA is a qualitative method which determines the critical failure modes in robot design. In this method Risk Priority Number is used to sort failures with respect to critical situation. Two examples of mechanical robots are analyzed by using this method and critical failure modes are determined for each robot. Corrective actions are proposed for critical items to modify robots reliability and reduce their risks. Finally by using QFD, quality of these robots is improved according to the customers’ requirements. In this method by making four matrixes, optimum values for all technical parameters are determined and the final product has the desired quality.

M.H. Korayem; A. Iravani

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

298

Genetic improvement of cotton in Turkey  

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. herbaceum were important in Asia, However, presently they account for less than 1% of the world cotton production. Production of synthetic fibers (nylon, polyester and acrylic) has increased rapidly since 1960, but, despite this competition the demand..., followed by selection, is the predominant method utilized for improvement of cotton. Intercrossing, generally expands the range of genetic variability within which a breeder can practice selection. In most cases, a pedigree system of selection is used...

Eksi, Ismail

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

299

Industrial energy-efficiency-improvement program  

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Progress made by industry toward attaining the voluntary 1980 energy efficiency improvement targets is reported. The mandatory reporting population has been expanded from ten original industries to include ten additional non-targeted industries and all corporations using over one trillion Btu's annually in any manufacturing industry. The ten most energy intensive industries have been involved in the reporting program since the signing of the Energy Policy and Conservation Act and as industrial energy efficiency improvement overview, based primarily on information from these industries (chemicals and allied products; primary metal industry; petroleum and coal products; stone, clay, and glass products; paper and allied products; food and kindred products; fabricated metal products; transportation equipment; machinery, except electrical; and textile mill products), is presented. Reports from industries, now required to report, are included for rubber and miscellaneous plastics; electrical and electronic equipment; lumber and wood; and tobacco products. Additional data from voluntary submissions are included for American Gas Association; American Hotel and Motel Association; General Telephone and Electronics Corporation; and American Telephone and Telegraph Company. (MCW)

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1980-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

300

Goodman Manufacturing: Noncompliance Determination (2011-SE-4301) |  

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

Noncompliance Determination (2011-SE-4301) Noncompliance Determination (2011-SE-4301) Goodman Manufacturing: Noncompliance Determination (2011-SE-4301) October 17, 2011 DOE issued a Notice of Noncompliance Determination to Goodman Manufacturing finding that model CPC180XXX3BXXXAA (CPC180*) of commercial package air conditioner does not comport with the energy conservation standards. DOE determined the product was noncompliant based on DOE testing . Goodman must immediately notify each person (or company) to whom Goodmany distributed the noncompliant products that the product does not meet Federal standards. In addition, Goodman must provide to DOE documents and records showing the number of units Goodman distributed and to whom. The manufacturer and/or private labeler of the product may be subject to civil

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301

Energy Conservation Program for Consumer Products and Certain...  

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Products and Certain Commercial and Industrial Equipment: Proposed Determination of Computer Servers as a Covered Consumer Product, EERE-2013-BT-DET-0034 Energy Conservation...

302

CX-005588: Categorical Exclusion Determination | Department of...  

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Determination Investigation of Improved Conductivity and Proppant Applications in the Bakken Formation CX(s) Applied: B3.6 Date: 04112011 Location(s): Grand Forks, North Dakota...

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CX-009581: Categorical Exclusion Determination | Department of...  

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CX-009581: Categorical Exclusion Determination Manufacturing Improvement Program for the Oil and Gas Industry Supply Chain CX(s) Applied: A9, A11, B3.6 Date: 12142012...

304

Benchmarking and performance improvement at Rocky Flats Technology Site  

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The Rocky Flats Environmental Technology Site has initiated a major work process improvement campaign using the tools of formalized benchmarking and streamlining. This paper provides insights into some of the process improvement activities performed at Rocky Flats from November 1995 through December 1996. It reviews the background, motivation, methodology, results, and lessons learned from this ongoing effort. The paper also presents important gains realized through process analysis and improvement including significant cost savings, productivity improvements, and an enhanced understanding of site work processes.

Elliott, C. [Kaiser-Hill Co., (United States); Doyle, G. [EG and G Rocky Flats, Inc., Golden, CO (United States); Featherman, W.L. [Project Performance Corp. (United States)

1997-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

305

Improving Lives. Improving Texas. Agency Strategic Plan  

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. 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

306

NEW PRODUCTS:  

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......con- tribute to the improved price/performance of this unit...and a three ramp oven for a price of $6,650. Circle 20 Improved...Circle 21 Automated analysis of ethylene oxide oxide in the workplace...minimum detectable of 50 ppb for ethylene oxide. The Model 421 system......

New Products

1983-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

307

Agricultural Improvement Loan Program  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

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

308

HUD Home Improvements  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Provides a collection of information, resources, and updates related to home improvements and insurance for manufactured housing. Author: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

309

GRADUATE.UTWENTE.NL improve your position  

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history going back to the start of the Industrial Revolution. The IE&M programme is shaped by the rapidGRADUATE.UTWENTE.NL improve your position Industrial Engineering and Management Master of Science Programme UKBBTIE&M1106 UK #12;Industrial Engineering and Management Master of Science Products and services

Twente, Universiteit

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Versatile Benchmarking for Concurrent Production System Architectures  

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Versatile Benchmarking for Concurrent Production System Architectures Jos'e Nelson Amaral \\Lambda facilities is a major problem in the evaluation of novel production system machine organizations. This paper presents a survey of benchmark programs used in published research for improvement of production systems

Amaral, José Nelson

311

Product platform design and customization: Status and promise  

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In an effort to improve customization for today's highly competitive global marketplace, many companies are utilizing product families and platform-based product development to increase variety, shorten lead times, and reduce costs. The key to a successful ... Keywords: Mass Customization, Product Family, Product Platform, Product Variety

Timothy W. Simpson

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

312

Categorical Exclusion Determination Form  

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

y y Categorical Exclusion Determination Form Proposed Action Title: (0471-1595) Regents of the University of Minnesota - Thermal Fuel: Solar Fuels via Partial Redox Cycles with Heat Recovery Program or Field Office: Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy LocationCs) CCity/County/State): Minnesota, California, and Colorado. Proposed Action Description: Funding will support development of a dual zone solar thermochemical reactor to produce fuel using ceria-based reactive materials in partial redox cycles and high heat recovery levels through counter-circulation of solid state components. Proposed work consists of indoor laboratory-based research and development, including: (1) designing, fabricating, and characterizing an optimized ceria-based reactive element for use in the reactor to enable maximum fuel productivity and durability; (2) designing and fabricating a

313

Categorical Exclusion Determination Form  

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

of n y of n y Categorical Exclusion Determination Form Proposed Action Title: (0471-1607) University of Florida - Solar Thermochemical Fuel Production via a Novel Low Pressure, Magnetically Stabilized, Non-Volatile Iron Oxide Looping Process Program or Field Office: Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy LocationCs) CCity/County/State): Gainesville, FL Proposed Action Description: University of Florida proposes to develop a novel solar thermochemical reactor with inputs of water, recycled carbon dioxide (C02), and concentrated solar energy to cost-effectively produce Syngas, a renewable, carbon-neutral fuel. Project activities will include: (1) modeling, design, and fabrication of a high efficiency 1 OkW reactor prototype; (2) test analysis of bench-scale

314

Covered Product Category: Displays and Monitors | Department...  

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

offices. Determining When ENERGY STAR Is Cost Effective An efficient product is cost effective when the lifetime energy savings (from avoided energy costs over the life...

315

Energy baseline and energy efficiency resource opportunities for the Forest Products Laboratory, Madison, Wisconsin  

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This report provides recommendations to improve the energy use efficiency at the Forest Products Laboratory in Madison, Wisconsin. The assessment focuses upon the four largest buildings and central heating plant at the facility comprising a total of approximately 287,000 square feet. The analysis is comprehensive in nature, intended primarily to determine what if any energy efficiency improvements are warranted based upon the potential for cost-effective energy savings. Because of this breadth, not all opportunities are developed in detail; however, baseline energy consumption data and energy savings concepts are described to provide a foundation for detailed investigation and project design where warranted.

Mazzucchi, R.P. [SBW Consulting Co., Bellevue, WA (US); Richman, E.E.; Parker, G.B. [Pacific Northwest Lab., Richland, WA (US)

1993-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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CX-011730: Categorical Exclusion Determination | Department of...  

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

Categorical Exclusion Determination Phinix, LLC - Production of Primary Quality Magnesium and Al-Mg Alloys from Secondary Aluminum Scraps CX(s) Applied: B3.6 Date: 11202013...

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Improved wire chamber  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

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

Atac, M.

1987-05-12T23:59:59.000Z

318

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

319

Measurement, Analysis, and Improvement  

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

320

Milestone Plan Process Improvement  

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

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

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321

PRODUCTS & MATERIALS  

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...Phar-macia Biotech. Circle 141. Cell Culture Production The CellCube offers the fastest, most com-pact system available for high-volume...culture production, according to the manu-facturer. The CellCube not only saves up to four times the space of roller bottles...

1995-08-04T23:59:59.000Z

322

Time dependent particle emission from fission products  

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Decay heating following nuclear fission is an important factor in the design of nuclear facilities; impacting a variety of aspects ranging from cooling requirements to shielding design. Calculations of decay heat, often assumed to be a simple product of activity and average decay product energy, are complicated by the so called 'pandemonium effect'. Elucidated in the 1970's this complication arises from beta-decays feeding high-energy nuclear levels; redistributing the available energy between betas and gammas. Increased interest in improving the theoretical predictions of decay probabilities has been, in part, motivated by the recent experimental effort utilizing the Total Absorption Gamma-ray Spectrometer (TAGS) to determine individual beta-decay transition probabilities to individual nuclear levels. Accurate predictions of decay heating require a detailed understanding of these transition probabilities, accurate representation of particle decays as well as reliable predictions of temporal inventories from fissioning systems. We will discuss a recent LANL effort to provide a time dependent study of particle emission from fission products through a combination of Quasiparticle Random Phase Approximation (QRPA) predictions of beta-decay probabilities, statistical Hauser-Feshbach techniques to obtain particle and gamma-ray emissions in statistical Hauser-Feshbach and the nuclear inventory code, CINDER.

Holloway, Shannon T [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Kawano, Toshihiko [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Moller, Peter [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

323

Improved cost calculations of coke-oven gas at coke plants  

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It is important to develop new methods of determining the costs of individual products within a complex process, ... to determine, with maximum precision, the direct costs of each stage of the production process ...

S. V. Vashchilin; T. V. Osipovich; T. A. Ermolenko; E. I. Kotlyarov…

2009-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Summit Manufacturing: Noncompliance Determination (2010-SE-0303) |  

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

Summit Manufacturing: Noncompliance Determination (2010-SE-0303) Summit Manufacturing: Noncompliance Determination (2010-SE-0303) Summit Manufacturing: Noncompliance Determination (2010-SE-0303) May 28, 2010 DOE issued a Notice of Noncompliance Determination to Summit Manufacturing, Inc. finding that 4SHP13LE136P + 15001+CA042A964+TDR basic model, a split-system air conditioning heat pump with a heat pump coil, does not comport with the energy conservation standards. DOE determined the product was noncompliant based on the company's own testing. Summit must immediately notify each person (or company) to whom Summit distributed the noncompliant products that the product does not meet Federal standards. In addition, Summit must provide to DOE documents and records showing the number of units Summit distributed and to whom. The manufacturer and/or

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Categorical Exclusion Determinations: B3.1 | Department of Energy  

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December 13, 2012 December 13, 2012 CX-009588: Categorical Exclusion Determination Sologen Geothermal Co-Production Field Demonstration CX(s) Applied: A9, B1.31, B3.1, B4.12, B5.5, B5.12, B5.15 Date: 12/13/2012 Location(s): Texas Offices(s): Golden Field Office December 12, 2012 CX-009580: Categorical Exclusion Determination Assessment of Wind Resource on Tribal Land CX(s) Applied: A9, A11, B3.1 Date: 12/12/2012 Location(s): Oklahoma Offices(s): Golden Field Office December 12, 2012 CX-009575: Categorical Exclusion Determination Improving Atmospheric Models for Offshore Wind Resource Mapping and Prediction Using LIDAR, Aircraft and In-Ocean Observations CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.1, B3.2 Date: 12/12/2012 Location(s): New York Offices(s): Golden Field Office December 12, 2012 CX-009750: Categorical Exclusion Determination

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Improvement in impact insulation ratings of common floor/ceiling assemblies in multi?family dwellings with standard floor coverings  

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Improvement in the field?rated impact insulation class [FIIC] was measured for several common floor/ceiling assemblies in existing multi?family buildings utilizing several standard grades of carpet pad and various vinyl products. Testing included determination of FIIC ratings with existing floor coverings and with other more effective floor coverings including ordinary cushioned vinyl thickly cushion?backed vinyl and vinyl products with fiber board and particle board underlayment. Test results indicate that a significant improvement in the FIIC ratings of existing vinyl covered floor/ceiling assemblies can be achieved by the superposition of an appropriate cushioned vinyl on top of the existing standard vinyl. The test results also indicate that a significant increase in FIIC ratings of existing carpeted floor/ceiling assemblies can be achieved by appropriate selection of new pad and carpet. Test data from measurements performed in accordance with ISO recommendation R140 are presented in the paper for several representative configurations.

Stanley M. Rosen

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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RECENT PROCESS AND EQUIPMENT IMPROVEMENTS TO INCREASE HIGH LEVEL WASTE THROUGHPUT AT THE DEFENSE WASTE PROCESSING FACILITY  

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The Savannah River Site's (SRS) Defense Waste Processing Facility (DWPF) began stabilizing high level waste (HLW) in a glass matrix in 1996. Over the past few years, there have been several process and equipment improvements at the DWPF to increase the rate at which the high level waste can be stabilized. These improvements have either directly increased waste processing rates or have desensitized the process to upsets, thereby minimizing downtime and increasing production. Improvements due to optimization of waste throughput with increased HLW loading of the glass resulted in a 6% waste throughput increase based upon operational efficiencies. Improvements in canister production include the pour spout heated bellows liner (5%), glass surge (siphon) protection software (2%), melter feed pump software logic change to prevent spurious interlocks of the feed pump with subsequent dilution of feed stock (2%) and optimization of the steam atomized scrubber (SAS) operation to minimize downtime (3%) for a total increase in canister production of 12%. A number of process recovery efforts have allowed continued operation. These include the off gas system pluggage and restoration, slurry mix evaporator (SME) tank repair and replacement, remote cleaning of melter top head center nozzle, remote melter internal inspection, SAS pump J-Tube recovery, inadvertent pour scenario resolutions, dome heater transformer bus bar cooling water leak repair and new Infra-red camera for determination of glass height in the canister are discussed.

Odriscoll, R; Allan Barnes, A; Jim Coleman, J; Timothy Glover, T; Robert Hopkins, R; Dan Iverson, D; Jeff Leita, J

2008-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Incorporating Rigorous Height Determination into Unified Fracture Design  

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; height, length and width. Unified fracture design (UFD) offers a method to determine the fracture dimensions providing the maximum productivity index for a specific proppant amount. Then, in order to achieve the maximum productivity index, the treatment...

Pitakbunkate, Termpan

2010-10-12T23:59:59.000Z

329

Renovation Practices to Improve Rainfall Effectiveness on Rangeland and Pastures  

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The effective use of rainfall depends on many factors, some of which can be managed to improve the productivity of range and pastureland. One such factor is the compaction of the soil. Renovation techniques discussed in this publication include...

Hanselka, C. Wayne; Livingston, Stephen

2001-01-04T23:59:59.000Z

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Memorandum of Understanding on Improving the Energy Efficiency...  

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

Memorandum of Understanding on Improving the Energy Efficiency of Products and Buildings between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy, dated...

331

2014-02-21 Issuance: Proposed Determination of Computer and Battery...  

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

Systems as a Covered Consumer Product 2014-02-21 Issuance: Proposed Determination of Computer and Battery Backup Systems as a Covered Consumer Product This document is a...

332

Improved Dragline Utilization  

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The cause of energy conservation can be served by increasing the efficiency of large draglines used in surface coal mining. The topic is the application of a training simulator, computer instrumentation and computer simulation to improve dragline...

Keller, K. J.

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Improving Project Management  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

On December 19, 2014, the Energy Department released its "Improving Project Management" report, a roadmap to transformation in funding, culture, project ownership, independent oversight and front-end planning from experienced project management leaders.

334

New Products  

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...security of unmatched sample traceability. Manufactured from high-quality polypropylene in a fully automated class-7 cleanroom environment ensures the laser-etched alphanumeric tubes exhibit absolute product consistency, near-zero contaminants...

2013-01-11T23:59:59.000Z

335

New Products  

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...bind cells and biomolecules through passive hydrophobic interactions. Molded from ultrapure polystyrene in a class 100,000 cleanroom production environment, the untreated culture plates are supplied with lids in individual sterile packs. The plates include...

2013-06-28T23:59:59.000Z

336

Production Materials  

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It is obvious that we must bring a number of things into our controlled environment besides clean conditioned air, equipment, and ultrapure water. If we are to do any production work, or research involving the pr...

M. Kozicki; S. Hoenig; P. Robinson

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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New Products  

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...Finally, as a personal pipetting system, Liquidator 96 fits any benchtop or laminar-flow cabinet making it suitable for cleanroom conditions. Mettler Toledo For info: 800-472-4646 www.mt.com/liquidator Electronically submit your new product...

2014-01-03T23:59:59.000Z

338

Forest Products  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Purchased energy remains the third largest manufacturing cost for the forest products industry–despite its extensive use of highly efficient co-generation technology. The industry has worked with...

339

NEW PRODUCTS:  

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......also be used with other heating elements and probes...content of diesel and heating oils. A highly specific titration...requirements for fuel oil products are consistently...de- scriptions, and prices are included for columns......

New Products

1979-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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New Products  

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...the area scanned. When the earth's thermal gradient appears, the vibrating mirror...Write for a Product Data Sheet giving specifications, typical drying perform-ance, and...pebble-bed heaters and electrical insulation at elevated temperatures. (Minneapolis-Honeywell...

Joshua Stern

1961-11-10T23:59:59.000Z

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341

Hydrogen Production  

Fuel Cell Technologies Publication and Product Library (EERE)

This 2-page fact sheet provides a brief introduction to hydrogen production technologies. Intended for a non-technical audience, it explains how different resources and processes can be used to produ

342

Non-Traditional Soil Additives: Can They Improve Crop Production?  

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Non-traditional soil additives include soil conditioners such as organic materials and minerals, soil activators that claim to stimulate soil microbes or inoculate soil with new beneficial organisms, and wetting agents that may be marketed...

McFarland, Mark L.; Stichler, Charles; Lemon, Robert G.

2002-06-26T23:59:59.000Z

343

Stochastic methods for improving secondary production decisions under compositional uncertainty  

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A key element for realizing long term sustainable use of any metal will be a robust secondary recovery industry. Secondary recovery forestalls depletion of non-renewable resources and avoids the deleterious effects of ...

Gaustad, Gabrielle G

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

344

Improvements in Production and Application of Guncotton and Nitroglycerine1  

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... ; unfortunately, a suitable ingredient has not yet been discovered which will render smokeless powders flameless in large guns.

1909-08-05T23:59:59.000Z

345

Improving the Water Efficiency of Cooling Production System  

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For most of the time, cooling towers (CTs) of cooling systems operate under partial load conditions and by regulating the air circulation with a variable frequency drive (VFD), significant reduction in the fan power can be achieved. In Kuwait...

Maheshwari, G.; Al-Hadban, Y.; Al-Taqi, H. H.; Alasseri, R.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

346

Identifying Improvement Potentials in Cement Production with Life Cycle Assessment  

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Average heat contribution from waste, excluding petcoke, is 18% (4) (see Supporting Information S3 for waste types). ...

Michael Elias Boesch; Stefanie Hellweg

2010-11-03T23:59:59.000Z

347

CALENDAR YEAR 2012 SCHEDULE Workshops to Improve Industrial Productivity by  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

to reduce costs. It introduces use of the Fan System Assessment Tool (FSAT) software, where users can and electrical data. It offers an introduction to the Pumping System Assessment Tool (PSAT) software, which System Assessment Many facilities can save energy through the installation of more efficient steam

348

WINTER-SPRING 2009 SCHEDULE Workshops to Improve Productivity by  

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to reduce costs. It introduces use of the Fan System Assessment Tool (FSAT) software, where users can and electrical data. It offers an introduction to the Pumping System Assessment Tool (PSAT) software which System Assessment Many facilities can save energy through the installation of more efficient steam

349

Improvements and optimisation of water electrolysis for hydrogen production.  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

??[Truncated abstract] Hydrogen as an important energy carrier has wide applications and great potentials. With ever increasing energy costs and concerns with climate change associated… (more)

Zeng, Kai

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

350

Improving Well Productivity Based Modeling with the Incorporation...  

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

conclusions expressed here are those of the authors and not necessarily those of the U.S. Energy Information Administration. 12 An examination of results for individual counties...

351

Process Control Improvements for Production of Depleted Uranium Hohlraums  

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Technical Paper / Selected papers from 20th Target Fabrication Meeting, May 20-24, 2012, Santa Fe, NM, Guest Editor: Robert C. Cook

H. Streckert; K. Blobaum; B. Chen; J. E. Fair; N. Hein; A. Nikroo; K. Quan; M. Stadermann

352

Pressure Normalization of Production Rates Improves Forecasting Results  

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New decline curve models have been developed to overcome the boundary-dominated flow assumption of the basic Arps’ models, which restricts their application in ultra-low permeability reservoirs exhibiting long-duration transient flow regimes...

Lacayo Ortiz, Juan Manuel

2013-08-07T23:59:59.000Z

353

The Data Center Improved New Product Forecasting though Visualization  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

million different stock keeping units (SKUs) across all channels of distribution. Yet the typical family

Brock, David

354

Production Wells | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Production Wells Production Wells Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Exploration Technique: Production Wells Details Activities (13) Areas (13) Regions (0) NEPA(7) Exploration Technique Information Exploration Group: Drilling Techniques Exploration Sub Group: Development Drilling Parent Exploration Technique: Development Drilling Information Provided by Technique Lithology: Drill cuttings are analyzed to determine lithology and mineralogy Stratigraphic/Structural: Fractures, faults, and geologic formations that the well passes through are identified and mapped. Hydrological: Identify aquifers, reservoir boundaries, flow rates, fluid pressure, and chemistry Thermal: Direct temperature measurements from within the reservoir Dictionary.png Production Wells:

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Fuzzy FMEA application to improve purchasing process in a public hospital  

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Failure mode and effects analysis (FMEA) is one of the well-known techniques of quality management that is used for continuous improvements in product or process designs. While applying this technique, determining the risk priority numbers, which indicate the levels of risks associated with potential problems, is of prime importance for the success of application. These numbers are generally attained from past experience and engineering judgments, and this way of risk assessment sometimes leads to inaccuracies and inconsistencies during priority numbering. Fuzzy logic approach is preferable in order to remove these deficiencies in assigning the risk priority numbers. In this study, a fuzzy-based FMEA is to be applied first time to improve the purchasing process of a public hospital. Results indicate that the application of fuzzy FMEA method can solve the problems that have arisen from conventional FMEA, and can efficiently discover the potential failure modes and effects. It can also provide the stability of process assurance.

Mesut Kumru; P?nar Y?ld?z Kumru

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

356

Argonne Theory Institute on Production of Bright Electron Beams  

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White Paper PDF White Paper PDF Online Presentations Program PDF Reading List Note from C. Sinclair on Electron Emitters and Emission Processes PDF Attendee List PDF Argonne Theory Institute on Production of Bright Electron Beams September 22-26, 2003 Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL Argonne National Laboratory recently initiated a new research program called "Theory Institute." As a part of this program, a beam physics theory week on "Production of Bright Electron Beams" will be held to review the current methods of generating high-brightness electron beams, determine what the fundamental limits are, study possible ways to improve them. Extensive discussion of issues including, but not limited to, the following: How should we quantify qualities of a beam?

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Design and implementation of a continuous improvement framework for an organic photovoltaic panels manufacturer  

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The MIT MEng Team worked at Konarka Technologies, the world leader organic photovoltaic panels (OPV) manufacturer, on several improvement projects. The concentration was on operations improvement as well as production ...

Colaci, Gregorio

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

358

Conformance Improvement Using Gels  

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This research project had two objectives. The first objective was 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 was to optimize treatments in fractured production wells, where the gel must reduce permeability to water much more than that to oil.

Seright, Randall S.; Schrader, Richard; II Hagstrom, John; Wang, Ying; Al-Dahfeeri, Abdullah; Gary, Raven; Marin; Amaury; Lindquist, Brent

2002-09-26T23:59:59.000Z

359

Westinghouse Lighting: Noncompliance Determination (2010-CE-09/1001) |  

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

Westinghouse Lighting: Noncompliance Determination Westinghouse Lighting: Noncompliance Determination (2010-CE-09/1001) Westinghouse Lighting: Noncompliance Determination (2010-CE-09/1001) June 14, 2010 DOE issued a Notice of Noncompliance Determination to Westinghouse Lighting Corporation finding that various models of incandescent reflector lamps do not comport with the energy conservation standards. DOE determined the products were noncompliant based on the company's own testing. Westinghouse Lighting must immediately notify each person (or company) to whom Westinghouse Lighting distributed the noncompliant products that the products do not meet Federal standards. In addition, Westinghouse Lighting must provide to DOE documents and records showing the number of units Westinghouse Lighting distributed and to whom. The manufacturer

360

Energy and Environmental Aspects of an FPSO for LNG Production.  

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??The floating production unit HLNG FPSO-1 has been evaluated with respect to its energy consumption and emissions to air, and improvement potentials within the same… (more)

Revheim, Lars Petter Rein

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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361

Federal Procurement of Energy-Efficient Products  

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Federal Procurement of Energy-Efficient Products Federal Procurement of Energy-Efficient Products Speaker(s): Christopher Payne Date: April 2, 2010 - 12:00pm Location: 90-3122 The US federal government is the largest volume buyer of energy-consuming products in the world. By procuring energy-efficient products, federal buyers can reduce energy consumption and achieve cost savings. The aggregate effect of these purchasing decisions is enormous. In addition to improving the federal government's energy performance, federal procurement of energy-efficient products can also have an impact on the world-wide market. By setting a clear standard for energy performance, federal procurement requirements can shift the market toward greater production of energy-efficient products. That, in turn, improves availability and reduces

362

Improved method for preparing rare earth sesquichalcogenides  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An improved method for the preparation of high purity rare earth sesquichalcogenides is described. The rare earth, as one or more pieces of the metal, is sealed under a vacuum with a stoichiometric amount of sulfur or selenium and a small amount of iodine into a quartz reaction vessel. The sealed vessel is then heated to above the vaporization temperature of the chalcogen and below the melting temperature of the rare earth metal and maintained until the product has been formed. The iodine is then vaporized off leaving a pure product. The rare earth sulfides and selenides thus formed are useful as semiconductors and as thermoelectric generators. 3 tables.

Takeshita, T.; Beaudry, B.J.; Gschneidner, K.A. Jr.

1982-04-14T23:59:59.000Z

363

Reactor power history from fission product signatures  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

The purpose of this research was to identify fission product signatures that could be used to uniquely identify a specific spent fuel assembly in order to improve international safeguards. This capability would help prevent and deter potential...

Sweeney, David J.

2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

364

Hydrogen Fuel Production by Transgenic Microalgae  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

This chapter summarizes the state-of-art in the field of green algal H2-production and examines physiological and genetic engineering approaches by which to improve the hydrogen metabolism characteristics of thes...

Anastasios Melis; Michael Seibert…

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

365

New and revised standards for coke production  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The need for new and revised standards for coke production in Ukraine and Russia is outlined. Such standards should address improvements in plant operation, working conditions, environmental protection, energy conservation, fire and explosion safety, and economic indices.

G.A. Kotsyuba; M.I. Alpatov; Y.G. Shapoval [Giprokoks, the State Institute for the Design of Coke-Industry Enterprises, Kharkov (Ukraine)

2009-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

366

Improving steam turbine efficiency  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

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

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OIT geothermal system improvements  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The Oregon Institute of Technology campus has been heated by the direct use of geothermal fluids since 1964. The 11 building campus uses geothermal energy for space heating/cooling, domestic water heating, the swimming pool and sidewalk snow melt. The hydronic system was designed to use the geothermal fluids directly in heating units. In the 1970s, problems were experienced with the design and operation of the well pumps, buried piping and heating equipment. Beginning in the early 1980`s, many improvements were made to the system due to equipment performance problems and resource management requirements. This paper discusses those improvements that included the distribution system, cooling, well pumps, cascading of geothermal fluids, installation of isolation plate heat exchangers in each building and drilling of two injection wells. Plans for future improvements include better controls to manage energy use and data monitoring systems for individual buildings, and instrumentation to monitor well pump performance.

Lienau, P.J.

1996-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

368

Upgrade LCDs or TVs with improved ergonomic adjustability  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Highlights · Upgrade LCDs or TVs with improved ergonomic adjustability · Constant Force (CFTM comfort and productivity · 5 (130 mm) height range easily meets the ergonomic height needs of the average compliant Product Sheet Affordable desktop ergonomics Neo-FlexTM LCD Stand 870-05-067, rev. 03/08/07 www

Saskatchewan, University of

369

E-Print Network 3.0 - anaerobic conditions improve Sample Search...  

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online VFA monitoring system is presented, as well as the methods for improving biogas production... monitoring system for the anaerobic process, based on headspace gas...

370

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

371

Novel enabling technologies of gene isolation and plant transformation for improved crop protection  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Meeting the needs of agricultural producers requires the continued development of improved transgenic crop protection products. The completed project focused on developing novel enabling technologies of gene discovery and plant transformation to facilitate the generation of such products.

Torok, Tamas

2013-02-04T23:59:59.000Z

372

A study of the Mighty Motors operating system : making sustainable improvements at a powertrain manufacturing facility  

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Many manufacturing companies are developing their own production or operating system, particularly in an effort to duplicate the widely renowned Toyota Production System. Toyota has demonstrated its potential for improving ...

Dibb, Gregory David, 1974-

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

373

Improved techniques for fluid diversion in oil recovery. Final report  

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This three-year project had two technical objectives. The first objective was to compare the effectiveness of gels in fluid diversion (water shutoff) with those of other types of processes. Several different types of fluid-diversion processes were compared, including those using gels, foams, emulsions, particulates, and microorganisms. The ultimate goals of these comparisons were to (1) establish which of these processes are most effective in a given application and (2) determine whether aspects of one process can be combined with those of other processes to improve performance. Analyses and experiments were performed to verify which materials are the most effective in entering and blocking high-permeability zones. The second objective of the project was to identify the mechanisms by which materials (particularly gels) selectively reduce permeability to water more than to oil. A capacity to reduce water permeability much more than oil or gas permeability is critical to the success of gel treatments in production wells if zones cannot be isolated during gel placement. Topics covered in this report include (1) determination of gel properties in fractures, (2) investigation of schemes to optimize gel placement in fractured systems, (3) an investigation of why some polymers and gels can reduce water permeability more than oil permeability, (4) consideration of whether microorganisms and particulates can exhibit placement properties that are superior to those of gels, and (5) examination of when foams may show placement properties that are superior to those of gels.

Seright, R.

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

374

What determines cell size?  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

as: Marshall WF, et al. : What determines cell size? BMC7007/10/101 FORUM Open Access What determines cell size?biologists have been wondering what determines the size of

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

375

Optimization of Comminution Circuit Throughput and Product Size Distribution by Simulation and Control  

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The goal of this project is to improve energy efficiency of industrial crushing and grinding operations (comminution). Mathematical models of the comminution process are being used to study methods for optimizing the product size distribution, so that the amount of excessively fine material produced can be minimized. The goal is to save energy by reducing the amount of material that is ground below the target size, while simultaneously reducing the quantity of materials wasted as ''slimes'' that are too fine to be useful. This is being accomplished by mathematical modeling of the grinding circuits to determine how to correct this problem. The approaches taken included (1) Modeling of the circuit to determine process bottlenecks that restrict flow rates in one area while forcing other parts of the circuit to overgrind the material; (2) Modeling of hydrocyclones to determine the mechanisms responsible for retaining fine, high-density particles in the circuit until they are overground, and improving existing models to accurately account for this behavior; and (3) Evaluation of advanced technologies to improve comminution efficiency and produce sharper product size distributions with less overgrinding.

S. K. Kawatra; T. C. Eisele; T. Weldum; D. Larsen; R. Mariani; J. Pletka

2005-03-31T23:59:59.000Z

376

OPTIMIZATION OF COMMINUTION CIRCUIT THROUGHPUT AND PRODUCT SIZE DISTRIBUTION BY SIMULATION AND CONTROL  

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The goal of this project is to improve energy efficiency of industrial crushing and grinding operations (comminution). Mathematical models of the comminution process are being used to study methods for optimizing the product size distribution, so that the amount of excessively fine material produced can be minimized. The goal is to save energy by reducing the amount of material that is ground below the target size, while simultaneously reducing the quantity of materials wasted as ''slimes'' that are too fine to be useful. This is being accomplished by mathematical modeling of the grinding circuits to determine how to correct this problem. The approaches taken included (1) Modeling of the circuit to determine process bottlenecks that restrict flowrates in one area while forcing other parts of the circuit to overgrind the material; (2) Modeling of hydrocyclones to determine the mechanisms responsible for retaining fine, high-density particles in the circuit until they are overground, and improving existing models to accurately account for this behavior; and (3) Evaluation of advanced technologies to improve comminution efficiency and produce sharper product size distributions with less overgrinding.

S.K. Kawatra; T.C. Eisele; T. Weldum; D. Larsen; R. Mariani; J. Pletka

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

377

Mr. Timothy Orr Director of Product Development Advanced Distributor Products  

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

November 4, 2010 November 4, 2010 Mr. Timothy Orr Director of Product Development Advanced Distributor Products RE: Case No. 2010-SE-0304 Dear Mr. On, On May 28, 2010, DOE issued a Notice of Noncompliance Determination for two air conditioning heat pumps (basic model N2H348A(G)KB* + H,GE50560 + *8MPV125 and basic model N2H360A(G)KB* + H,GE50560 + MV16J22**B*) manufactured by Advanced Distributor Products (ADP). Pursuant to that Notice, ADP provided information indicating that it had not sold these products in the United States. DOE, as the agency charged with developing and administering a balanced and coordinated national energy policy, has determined, in light of these circumstances, that closing this case without further action properly balances the policies recognized in the Energy Policy and

378

New Products  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

...syrris.com Crimping Tool The La-Pha-Pack stainless steel cleanroom crimping tools are designed for a controlled, low-effort...product range is ideal for highly sensitive chromatography cleanroom applications where it is essential that the environment remains...

2011-01-14T23:59:59.000Z

379

New Products  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

...qiagen.com Crimping Tool The La-Pha-Pack stainless steel cleanroom crimping tools are designed for a controlled, low-effort...product range is ideal for highly sensitive chromatography cleanroom applications where it is essential that the environment remains...

2011-01-21T23:59:59.000Z

380

New Products  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

...three regulated d-c power supplies, a digital...Product Data Sheet giving specifications, typical drying perform-ance...than 4 lb. Nominal power consumption is less...heaters and electrical insulation at elevated temperatures...and 0.01 xsec. Power source is a 5-Mw...

Joshua Stern

1961-11-10T23:59:59.000Z

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381

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

382

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

383

Improvement of Carbon Dioxide Sweep Efficiency by Utilization of Microbial Permeability Profile Modification to Reduce the Amount of Oil Bypassed During Carbon Dioxide Flood  

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The objective of this project was to couple microbial permeability profile modification (MPPM), with carbon dioxide flooding to improve oil recovery from the Upper Cretaceous Little Creek Oil Field situated in Lincoln and Pike counties, MS. This study determined that MPPM technology, which improves production by utilizing environmentally friendly nutrient solutions to simulate the growth of the indigenous microflora in the most permeable zones of the reservoir thus diverting production to less permeable, previously unswept zones, increased oil production without interfering with the carbon dioxide flooding operation. Laboratory tests determined that no microorganisms were produced in formation waters, but were present in cores. Perhaps the single most significant contribution of this study is the demonstration that microorganisms are active at a formation temperature of 115?C (239?F) by using a specially designed culturing device. Laboratory tests were employed to simulate the MPPM process by demonstrating that microorganisms could be activated with the resulting production of oil in coreflood tests performed in the presence of carbon dioxide at 66?C (the highest temperature that could be employed in the coreflood facility). Geological assessment determined significant heterogeneity in the Eutaw Formation, and documented relatively thin, variably-lithified, well-laminated sandstone interbedded with heavily-bioturbated, clay-rich sandstone and shale. Live core samples of the Upper Cretaceous Eutaw Formation from the Heidelberg Field, MS were quantitatively assessed using SEM, and showed that during MPPM permeability modification occurs ubiquitously within pore and throat spaces of 10-20 ?m diameter. Testing of the MPPM procedure in the Little Creek Field showed a significant increase in production occurred in two of the five production test wells; furthermore, the decline curve in each of the production wells became noticeably less steep. This project greatly extends the number of oil fields in which MPPM can be implemented.

Darrel Schmitz; Lewis Brown F. Leo Lynch; Brenda Kirkland; Krystal Collins; William Funderburk

2010-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

384

Evaluation of hierarchical forecasting for substitutable products  

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This paper addresses hierarchical forecasting in a production planning environment. Specifically, we examine the relative effectiveness of Top-Down (TD) and Bottom-Up (BU) strategies for forecasting the demand for a substitutable product (which belongs to a family) as well as the demand for the product family under different types of family demand processes. Through a simulation study, it is revealed that the TD strategy consistently outperforms the BU strategy for forecasting product family demand. The relative superiority of the TD strategy further improves by as much as 52% as the product demand variability increases and the degree of substitutability between the products decreases. This phenomenon, however, is not always true for forecasting the demand for the products within the family. In this case, it is found that there are a few situations wherein the BU strategy marginally outperforms the TD strategy, especially when the product demand variability is high and the degree of product substitutability is low.

S. Viswanathan; Handik Widiarta; R. Piplani

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

385

Russian techniques for more productive core drilling  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

This is a short discussion of the trends and technology being used in Russia to increase the production of core drilling. The currently used rigs are given with the plans for improvement in drive methods and to reduce trip time in the recovery of cores. The recommendations by the Russians to improve the core recovery quality and quantity are also given.

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1984-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

386

ORISE: Peer Review Process Improvement  

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Process Improvement Two men discuss ways to improve peer review processes After finding academic reviewers and conducting peer reviews, the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and...

387

The simulation and analysis of continuous single product manufacturing systems  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

production un1t in the process. The purpose of the subroutine 1s to relay to the mainline program what the production 1s during the current t1me interval from that particular production unit. The subroutine determines the level of production by using a one... production un1t in the process. The purpose of the subroutine 1s to relay to the mainline program what the production 1s during the current t1me interval from that particular production unit. The subroutine determines the level of production by using a one...

Snyder, Theodore Robert

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

388

Determining Pregnancy in Cattle  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

of the animal to allow the palpator to Table 2. Break-even prices at various levels of production and annual costs of production. Calf crop (%) Weaning weight (lb) Pounds of calf per cow ---------------- Annual costs per cow ---------------- $250 $275 $300... of the animal to allow the palpator to Table 2. Break-even prices at various levels of production and annual costs of production. Calf crop (%) Weaning weight (lb) Pounds of calf per cow ---------------- Annual costs per cow ---------------- $250 $275 $300...

Beverly, John R.; Sprott, L. R.; Carpenter, Bruce B.

2008-12-16T23:59:59.000Z

389

Improved dose estimates for nuclear criticality accidents: Preliminary results  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

A method for the determination of radiation doses resulting from a hypothetical crticality accident is presented. The method is an improvement over the slide-rule method cuurently used. The improved method calculates doses for low eneriched uranium as well as highly enriched solutions.

Wilkinson, A.; Basoglu, B.; Bentley, C.; Dunn, M.; Plaster, M.; Yamamoto, T.; Dodds, H. [Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN (United States); Hopper, C. [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States)

1994-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

390

Categorical Exclusion Determinations: National Energy Technology Laboratory  

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

25, 2012 25, 2012 CX-008305: Categorical Exclusion Determination Carolina Blue Skies Initiative CX(s) Applied: B5.22 Date: 04/25/2012 Location(s): North Carolina Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory April 25, 2012 CX-008304: Categorical Exclusion Determination Installation of Retail Biofuel Infrastructure Supporting I-75 Green Corridor Project CX(s) Applied: A1, B5.22 Date: 04/25/2012 Location(s): Michigan Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory April 25, 2012 CX-008303: Categorical Exclusion Determination Interstate Electrification Improvement CX(s) Applied: B5.1, B5.23 Date: 04/25/2012 Location(s): Ohio Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory April 25, 2012 CX-008302: Categorical Exclusion Determination Interstate Electrification Improvement

391

Categorical Exclusion Determinations: National Energy Technology Laboratory  

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28, 2011 28, 2011 CX-006119: Categorical Exclusion Determination Autonomous Inspection of Subsea Facilities (Phase II) CX(s) Applied: B3.6 Date: 06/28/2011 Location(s): Port Fourchon, Louisiana Office(s): Fossil Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory June 28, 2011 CX-006117: Categorical Exclusion Determination Flooring Improvements CX(s) Applied: B2.1, B2.5 Date: 06/28/2011 Location(s): Morgantown, West Virginia Office(s): Fossil Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory June 23, 2011 CX-006129: Categorical Exclusion Determination Optical Sensors Laboratory CX(s) Applied: B3.6 Date: 06/23/2011 Location(s): Morgantown, West Virginia Office(s): Fossil Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory June 23, 2011 CX-006127: Categorical Exclusion Determination Wisconsin Biofuels Retail Availability Improvement Network (BRAIN) -

392

Categorical Exclusion Determinations: Savannah River Operations Office |  

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July 20, 2010 July 20, 2010 CX-003668: Categorical Exclusion Determination Subsurface Soils Exploration for Potential Pit Disassembly and Conversion Project Sandfilter Footprint CX(s) Applied: B3.1 Date: 07/20/2010 Location(s): Aiken, South Carolina Office(s): Savannah River Operations Office July 7, 2010 CX-003670: Categorical Exclusion Determination Improvements to L Area Sidewalks CX(s) Applied: B1.3 Date: 07/07/2010 Location(s): Aiken, South Carolina Office(s): Savannah River Operations Office July 7, 2010 CX-002984: Categorical Exclusion Determination Improvements to L Area Sidewalks CX(s) Applied: B1.3 Date: 07/07/2010 Location(s): Aiken, South Carolina Office(s): Environmental Management, Savannah River Operations Office June 25, 2010 CX-003671: Categorical Exclusion Determination

393

Biofuels and bio-products derived from  

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NEED Biofuels and bio- products derived from lignocellulosic biomass (plant materials) are part improve the energy and carbon efficiencies of biofuels production from a barrel of biomass using chemical and thermal catalytic mechanisms. The Center for Direct Catalytic Conversion of Biomass to Biofuels IMPACT

Ginzel, Matthew

394

Broiler Production.  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

,","efficient broiler production. ,. . , .: I-A +>+ Panels or translucent plastic curtains which close and open easily when weather varies are helpful in providing comfortable temperatures for the birds. A damper is needed so that ridge ventilatm can be dosed... easily during ooM weather. inclement weather. However, poultry housing costs should be kept within a range whereby earnings can justify the investment. Location Orient the house with the long axis run- ning east and west to prevent the early morn...

Cawley, W. O.; Wormeli, B. C.; Quisenberry, J. H.

1962-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

395

Development of a process for continuous creation of lean value in product development organizations  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Ideas and methodologies of lean product development were developed into tools and processes that help product development organizations improve their performances. The definition of waste in product development processes ...

Kato, Jin

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

396

Improving Floating Point Compression  

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

397

IMPROVING THE DESIGN AND ANALYSIS OF SUPERCONDUCTING MAGNETS FOR PARTICLE ACCELERATORS  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The field quality in superconducting magnets has been improved to a level that it does not appear to be a limiting factor on the performance of RHIC. The many methods developed, improved and adopted during the course of this work have contributed significantly to that performance. One can not only design and construct magnets with better field quality than in one made before but can also improve on that quality after construction. The relative field error ({Delta}B/B) can now be made as low as a few parts in 10{sup {minus}5} at 2/3 of the coil radius. This is about an order of magnitude better than what is generally expected for superconducting magnets. This extra high field quality is crucial to the luminosity performance of RHIC. The research work described here covers a number of areas which all must be addressed to build the production magnets with a high field quality. The work has been limited to the magnetic design of the cross section which in most cases essentially determines the field quality performance of the whole magnet since these magnets are generally long. Though the conclusions to be presented in this chapter have been discussed at the end of each chapter, a summary of them might be useful to present a complete picture. The lessons learned from these experiences may be useful in the design of new magnets. The possibilities of future improvements will also be presented.

GUPTA,R.C.

1996-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

398

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

399

Westinghouse Lighting: Noncompliance Determination (2010-CE-09/1001) |  

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

Noncompliance Determination Noncompliance Determination (2010-CE-09/1001) Westinghouse Lighting: Noncompliance Determination (2010-CE-09/1001) October 8, 2010 DOE issued a Notice of Noncompliance Determination to Westinghouse Lighting Corporation finding that model F40T12/CWE (Westinghouse product code 07521000), a general service fluorescent lamp, and model 15GLOBE/65/2 (Westinghouse product code 3800400), a medium base compact fluorescent lamp, do not comport with the energy conservation standards. DOE determined the products were noncompliant based on the company's own testing. Westinghouse must immediately notify each person (or company) to whom Westinghouse distributed the noncompliant products that the products do not meet Federal standards. In addition, Westinghouse must provide to

400

Categorical Exclusion Determinations: American Recovery and Reinvestment  

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

Categorical Exclusion Determinations: American Recovery and Categorical Exclusion Determinations: American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Related Categorical Exclusion Determinations: American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Related Categorical Exclusion Determinations issued for actions related to the the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. DOCUMENTS AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD June 28, 2010 CX-002841: Categorical Exclusion Determination Texas Propane Fleet Pilot Program (Summary Categorical Exclusion) CX(s) Applied: A7, B5.1 Date: 06/28/2010 Location(s): Texas Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory June 25, 2010 CX-003086: Categorical Exclusion Determination Improvement of Access Roads on the Cougar-Thurston Number 1 115-Kilovolt and the Thurston-McKenzie Number 1 115-Kilovolt Transmission Lines

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401

Production Wells | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Production Wells Production Wells (Redirected from Development Wells) Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Exploration Technique: Production Wells Details Activities (13) Areas (13) Regions (0) NEPA(7) Exploration Technique Information Exploration Group: Drilling Techniques Exploration Sub Group: Development Drilling Parent Exploration Technique: Development Drilling Information Provided by Technique Lithology: Drill cuttings are analyzed to determine lithology and mineralogy Stratigraphic/Structural: Fractures, faults, and geologic formations that the well passes through are identified and mapped. Hydrological: Identify aquifers, reservoir boundaries, flow rates, fluid pressure, and chemistry Thermal: Direct temperature measurements from within the reservoir

402

PRODUCTION OF CARBON PRODUCTS USING A COAL EXTRACTION PROCESS  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

This Department of Energy National Energy Technology Laboratory sponsored project developed carbon products, using mildly hydrogenated solvents to extract the organic portion of coal to create synthetic pitches, cokes, carbon foam and carbon fibers. The focus of this effort was on development of lower cost solvents, milder hydrogenation conditions and improved yield in order to enable practical production of these products. This technology is needed because of the long-term decline in production of domestic feedstocks such as petroleum pitch and coal tar pitch. Currently, carbon products represents a market of roughly 5 million tons domestically, and 19 million tons worldwide. Carbon products are mainly derived from feedstocks such as petroleum pitch and coal tar pitch. The domestic supply of petroleum pitch is declining because of the rising price of liquid fuels, which has caused US refineries to maximize liquid fuel production. As a consequence, the long term trend has a decline in production of petroleum pitch over the past 20 years. The production of coal tar pitch, as in the case of petroleum pitch, has likewise declined significantly over the past two decades. Coal tar pitch is a byproduct of metallurgical grade coke (metcoke) production. In this industry, modern metcoke facilities are recycling coal tar as fuel in order to enhance energy efficiency and minimize environmental emissions. Metcoke production itself is dependent upon the production requirements for domestic steel. Hence, several metcoke ovens have been decommissioned over the past two decades and have not been replaced. As a consequence sources of coal tar are being taken off line and are not being replaced. The long-term trend is a reduction in coal tar pitch production. Thus import of feedstocks, mainly from Eastern Europe and China, is on the rise despite the relatively large transportation cost. To reverse this trend, a new process for producing carbon products is needed. The process must be economically competitive with current processes, and yet be environmentally friendly as well. The solvent extraction process developed uses mild hydrogenation of low cost oils to create powerful solvents that can dissolve the organic portion of coal. The insoluble portion, consisting mainly of mineral matter and fixed carbon, is removed via centrifugation or filtration, leaving a liquid solution of coal chemicals and solvent. This solution can be further refined via distillation to meet specifications for products such as synthetic pitches, cokes, carbon foam and fibers. The most economical process recycles 85% of the solvent, which itself is obtained as a low-cost byproduct from industrial processes such as coal tar or petroleum refining. Alternatively, processes have been developed that can recycle 100% of the solvent, avoiding any need for products derived from petroleum or coal tar.

Dady Dadyburjor; Philip R. Biedler; Chong Chen; L. Mitchell Clendenin; Manoj Katakdaunde; Elliot B. Kennel; Nathan D. King; Liviu Magean; Peter G. Stansberry; Alfred H. Stiller; John W. Zondlo

2004-08-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Effects of Mitigative Measures on Productivity of White Sturgeon Populations in the Columbia River Downstream from McNary Dam: Determine Status and Habitat Requirements of White Sturgeon Populations in the Columbia and Snake Rivers Upstream from McNary Dam, 1997-1998 Annual Report.  

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The authors report on their progress from April 1997 through March 1998 on determining the effects of mitigative measures on productivity of white sturgeon populations in the Columbia River downstream from McNary Dam, and on determining the status and habitat requirements of white sturgeon populations in the Columbia and Snake rivers upstream from McNary Dam. The study is a cooperative effort by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW; Report A), Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW; Report B), U.S. Geological Survey Biological Resources Division (USGS; Report C), National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS; Report D), U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS; Report E), and Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission (CRITFC; Report F). This is a multi-year study with many objectives requiring more than one year to complete. Therefore, findings from a given year may be part of more significant findings yet to be reported. Highlights of results of the work from April 1997 through March 1998 listed.

Ward, David L. (Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, Portland, OR)

1999-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

404

Exergy analysis of cement production  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

In the present paper, cement production in Greece has been examined using the exergy analysis methodology. The major goal of the modern cement and concrete production industry is the minimisation of energy costs and environmental effects. The rational management of raw materials and energy requires analytical decision making tools that will provide the necessary information for the identification of possible improvements in the life cycle of a product. The second law of Thermodynamics allows for the evaluation of the irreversibility and the exergetic performance of a process. The analysis involves assessment of energy and exergy input at each stage of the cement production process. The chemical exergy of the reaction is also calculated and taken into consideration. It is found that 50% of the exergy is being lost even though a big amount of waste heat is being recovered.

C. Koroneos; G. Roumbas; N. Moussiopoulos

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

405

Insulation products promote thermal efficiency  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The judicious use of thermal insulation products in non-residential buildings can provide a number of advantages including increased energy efficiency, lower first costs (by avoiding overside HVAC systems), improved fire safety and better acoustics. Thermal insulation products are those products which retard the flow of heat energy. Materials include glass, plastics, and organic materials such as wood fibers, vermiculite and perlite. Forms range from the familiar batts and blankets of glass fibers to foamed plastic, rigid boards, losse fill and systems combining two or more products, such as polystyrene boards covered with insulating plaster. The R values of selected insulation materials with a cost/sq. ft. of each material at R 10 are given. Costs cover both the material and installation and may vary depending on local conditions.

Chalmers, R.

1985-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

406

Hydac: Noncompliance Determination (2012-SE-4107) | Department of Energy  

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Noncompliance Determination (2012-SE-4107) Noncompliance Determination (2012-SE-4107) Hydac: Noncompliance Determination (2012-SE-4107) November 19, 2012 DOE issued a Notice of Noncompliance Determination to Hydac Technology Corporation finding that a variety of electric motor basic models do not comport with the energy conservation standards. DOE determined the products were noncompliant based on the company's own testing. Hydac must immediately notify each person (or company) to whom Hydac distributed the noncompliant products that the products do not meet Federal standards. In addition, Hydac must provide to DOE documents and records showing the number of units Hydac distributed and to whom. The manufacturer and/or private labeler of the product may be subject to civil penalties. Hydac: Noncompliance Determination (2012-SE-4107)

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Haier: Noncompliance Determination (2011-SE-1428) | Department of Energy  

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Haier: Noncompliance Determination (2011-SE-1428) Haier: Noncompliance Determination (2011-SE-1428) Haier: Noncompliance Determination (2011-SE-1428) April 23, 2013 DOE issued a Notice of Noncompliance Determination to Haier America Trading, LLC finding that Haier model HMCM106EA, a freezer, does not comport with the energy conservation standards. DOE determined the product was noncompliant based on DOE testing. Haier must immediately notify each person (or company) to whom Haier distributed the noncompliant products that the product does not meet Federal standards. In addition, Haier must provide to DOE documents and records showing the number of units Haier distributed and to whom. The manufacturer and/or private labeler of the product may be subject to civil penalties. Haier: Noncompliance Determination (2011-SE-1428)

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ET Industries: Noncompliance Determination (2012-SE-2902) | Department of  

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Noncompliance Determination (2012-SE-2902) Noncompliance Determination (2012-SE-2902) ET Industries: Noncompliance Determination (2012-SE-2902) May 24, 2013 DOE issued a Notice of Noncompliance Determination to ET Industries, Inc. finding that showerhead basic model TH-1 does not comport with the water conservation standards. DOE determined the product was noncompliant based on DOE testing. ET Industries must immediately notify each person (or company) to whom ET Industries distributed the noncompliant products that the product does not meet Federal standards. In addition, ET Industries must provide to DOE documents and records showing the number of units ET Industries distributed and to whom. The manufacturer and/or private labeler of the product may be subject to civil penalties. ET Industries: Noncompliance Determination (2012-SE-2902)

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Zoe Industries: Noncompliance Determination (2011-SW-2912) | Department of  

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Zoe Industries: Noncompliance Determination (2011-SW-2912) Zoe Industries: Noncompliance Determination (2011-SW-2912) Zoe Industries: Noncompliance Determination (2011-SW-2912) September 28, 2011 DOE issued a Notice of Noncompliance Determination to Zoe Industries, Inc. finding that Giessdorf 150043 model, a showerhead, does not comport with the water conservation standards. DOE determined the product was noncompliant based on DOE testing. Zoe must immediately notify each person (or company) to whom Zoe distributed the noncompliant products that the product does not meet Federal standards. In addition, Zoe must provide to DOE documents and records showing the number of units Zoe distributed and to whom. The manufacturer and/or private labeler of the product may be subject to civil penalties. Zoe Industries: Noncompliance Determination (2011-SW-2912)

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Determining the Potential Distribution of Vegetation, Crops and Agricultural Productivity  

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The terrestrial biosphere component of the Integrated Model to Assess the Greenhouse Effect (IMAGE 2.0) uses changes in land cover to compute dynamically the greenhouse gas fluxes between the terrestrial biosp...

R. Leemans; G. J. van den Born

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Determining the potential distribution of vegetation, crops and agricultural productivity  

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The terrestrial biosphere component of the Integrated Model to Assess the Greenhouse Effect (IMAGE 2.0) uses changes in land cover to compute dynamically the greenhouse gas fluxes between the terrestrial biosp...

R. Leemans; G. J. van den Born

1994-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An Overview of the Louisiana Forest Products Development Center &  

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An Overview of the Louisiana Forest Products Development Center & The Forest Products Industry in development of processing industries. to better address the needs of Louisiana, the scope of the Center Environmental Assessment and Improvement Business and Economic Development Industrial Process Improvement New

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Low Cost Hydrogen Production Platform  

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A technology and design evaluation was carried out for the development of a turnkey hydrogen production system in the range of 2.4 - 12 kg/h of hydrogen. The design is based on existing SMR technology and existing chemical processes and technologies to meet the design objectives. Consequently, the system design consists of a steam methane reformer, PSA system for hydrogen purification, natural gas compression, steam generation and all components and heat exchangers required for the production of hydrogen. The focus of the program is on packaging, system integration and an overall step change in the cost of capital required for the production of hydrogen at small scale. To assist in this effort, subcontractors were brought in to evaluate the design concepts and to assist in meeting the overall goals of the program. Praxair supplied the overall system and process design and the subcontractors were used to evaluate the components and system from a manufacturing and overall design optimization viewpoint. Design for manufacturing and assembly (DFMA) techniques, computer models and laboratory/full-scale testing of components were utilized to optimize the design during all phases of the design development. Early in the program evaluation, a review of existing Praxair hydrogen facilities showed that over 50% of the installed cost of a SMR based hydrogen plant is associated with the high temperature components (reformer, shift, steam generation, and various high temperature heat exchange). The main effort of the initial phase of the program was to develop an integrated high temperature component for these related functions. Initially, six independent concepts were developed and the processes were modeled to determine overall feasibility. The six concepts were eventually narrowed down to the highest potential concept. A US patent was awarded in February 2009 for the Praxair integrated high temperature component design. A risk analysis of the high temperature component was conducted to identify any potential design deficiency related to the concept. The analysis showed that no fundamental design flaw existed with the concept, but additional simulations and prototypes would be required to verify the design prior to fabricating a production unit. These identified risks were addressed in detail during Phase II of the development program. Along with the models of the high temperature components, a detailed process and 3D design model of the remainder of system, including PSA, compression, controls, water treatment and instrumentation was developed and evaluated. Also, in Phase II of the program, laboratory/fullscale testing of the high temperature components was completed and stable operation/control of the system was verified. The overall design specifications and test results were then used to develop accurate hydrogen costs for the optimized system. Praxair continued development and testing of the system beyond the Phase II funding provided by the DOE through the end of 2008. This additional testing is not documented in this report, but did provide significant additional data for development of a prototype system as detailed in the Phase III proposal. The estimated hydrogen product costs were developed (2007 basis) for the 4.8 kg/h system at production rates of 1, 5, 10, 100 and 1,000 units built per year. With the low cost SMR approach, the product hydrogen costs for the 4.8 kg/h units at 50 units produced per year were approximately $3.02 per kg. With increasing the volume production to 1,000 units per year, the hydrogen costs are reduced by about 12% to $2.67 per kg. The cost reduction of only 12% is a result of significant design and fabrication efficiencies being realized in all levels of production runs through utilizing the DFMA principles. A simplified and easily manufactured design does not require large production volumes to show significant cost benefits. These costs represent a significant improvement and a new benchmark in the cost to produce small volume on-site hydrogen using existing process technologies. The cost mo

Timothy M. Aaron, Jerome T. Jankowiak

2009-10-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Integrated Forest Products Refinery (IFPR)  

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Pre-extraction–kraft studies of hardwoods showed that when extracting about 10% of the wood, the final kraft pulp yield and physical properties could only be maintained at a level similar to that of regular kraft pulp when the final extract pH was close to neutral. This so-called “near neutral” pre-extraction condition at a level of 10% wood dissolution was achieved by contacting the wood chips with green liquor (GL) at a charge of about 3% (as Na2O on wood) at 160 °C for almost 2 hours (or an H-factor of about 800 hrs.). During subsequent kraft cooking of the pre-extracted hardwood chips the effective alkali charge could be reduced by about 3% (as Na2O on wood) and the cooking time shortened relative to that during regular kraft cooking, while still producing the same bleachable grade kappa number as the kraft control pulp. For softwood, no extraction conditions were discovered in the present investigation whereby both the final kraft pulp yield and physical properties could be maintained at a level similar to that of regular softwood kraft pulp. Therefore for hardwoods the “near- neutral green liquor pre-extraction conditions do meet the requirements of the IFPR concept, while for softwood, no extraction conditions were discovered which do meet these requirements. Application of simulated industrial GL at an extraction H-factor of about 800 hrs and 3% GL charge in a recirculating digester produced an hardwood extract containing about 4% (on wood) of total anhydro-sugars, 2% of acetic acid, and 1.3% of lignin. Xylan comprised of 80% of the sugars of which about 85% is oligomeric. Since only polymeric hemicelluloses and lignin may be adsorbed on pulp (produced at a yield of about 50% from the original wood), the maximum theoretical yield increase due to adsorption may be estimated as 10% on pulp (or 5% on wood). However, direct application of raw GL hardwood extract for hemicelluloses adsorption onto hardwood kraft pulp led to a yield increase of only about 1% (on pulp). By using the wet-end retention aid guar gum during the adsorption process at a charge of 0.5% on pulp the yield gain may be increased to about 5%. Unfortunately, most of this yield increase is lost during subsequent alkaline treatments in the pulp bleach plant. It was found that by performing the adsorption at alkaline conditions the adsorption loss during alkaline treatment in the bleach plant is mostly avoided. Thus a permanent adsorption yield of about 3 and 1.5% (on pulp) was obtained with addition of guar gum at a charge of 0.5 and 0.1% respectively during adsorption of GL hardwood extract on pre-extracted kraft pulp at optimal conditions of pH 11.5, 90 C for 60 minutes at 5% consistency. The beatability of the adsorbed kraft pulps was improved. Also, significant physical strength improvements were achieved. Further study is needed to determine whether the improvements in pulp yield and paper properties make this an economic IFPR concept. Application of the wood solids of a hot water extract of Acer rubrum wood strands as a substitute for polystyrene used for production of SMC maintained the water adsorption properties of the final product. Further work on the physical properties of the hemicellulose containing SMCs need to be completed to determine the potential of wood extracts for the production of partially renewable SMCs. The discovery of the “near-neutral” green liquor extraction process for hardwood was formed the basis for a commercial Integrated Biorefinery that will extract hemicelluloses from wood chips to make biofuels and other specialty chemicals. The pulp production process will be maintained as is proposed in the present researched IFBR concept. This Integrated Biorefinery will be constructed by Red Shield Acquisition LLC (RSA) at the Old Town kraft pulp mill in Maine. RSA in collaboration with the University of Maine will develop and commercialize the hemicellulose extraction process, the conversion of the hemicellulose sugars into butanol by fermentation, and the separation of specialty chemicals such as acetic acid fr

van Heiningen, Adriaan R. P.

2010-05-29T23:59:59.000Z

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Enhancement of sludge reduction and methane production by removing extracellular polymeric substances from waste activated sludge  

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Abstract The management of waste activated sludge (WAS) recycling is a concern that affects the development of the future low-carbon society, particularly sludge reduction and biomass utilization. In this study, we investigated the effect of removing extracellular polymeric substances (EPS), which play important roles in the adhesion and flocculation of WAS, on increased sludge disintegration, thereby enhancing sludge reduction and methane production by anaerobic digestion. EPS removal from WAS by ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA) significantly enhanced sludge reduction, i.e., 49 ± 5% compared with 27 ± 1% of the control at the end the digestion process. Methane production was also improved in WAS without EPS by 8881 ± 109 CH4 ?mol g?1 dry-weight of sludge. Microbial activity was determined by denaturing gradient gel electrophoresis and real-time polymerase chain reaction, which showed that the hydrolysis and acetogenesis stages were enhanced by pretreatment with 2% EDTA, with a larger methanogenic community and better methane production.

Minh Tuan Nguyen; Nazlina Haiza Mohd Yasin; Toshiki Miyazaki; Toshinari Maeda

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Improved cycling cryopump  

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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

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Production rates associated with WTP Britney Hebert, Bijeta Prasai and Henry Foust* Nicholls State University, Thibodaux, LA  

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As As known, the U.S. Department of Energy contracted Betchel National, Inc. to build the world's largest waste treatment plant (WTP). See [1] for more details. The performance of this facility in terms of solids and sodium production is still in question and a pinch-point of the WTP is an ultrafiltration process where the intended goal of this study was to determine if treating with smaller batch volumes can improve the production rates of both sodium and solids. This study included considerations of the effects of changing viscosity due to changing concentrations of sodium and an appropriate model for permeate rates. The findings of this study are that smaller batch sizes do increase production of both sodium and solids irregardless of end point concentration of solids or sodium. But there is a trade-off condition between solids and sodium production. Problem Statement The benefit of this research was to increase the mass rates of solids and

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Sugar Production  

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Sugar Production Sugar Production Name: Lauren Location: N/A Country: N/A Date: N/A Question: This is the experiment I did: our class took 6 sugars, placed them in test tubes and put three drops of yeast in each test tube. we then placed them in the incubator for one day and the next day looked at our results. the purpose was to find out with sugar would produce the most carbon dioxide. two of the sugars that we tested were LACTOSE and STARCH. my question is, why are lactose and starch the only sugars who didn't produce any, or very very little, carbon dioxide? and how is this process related to glycolysis? Replies: Bacteria and yeast are very efficient with their enzyme systems. They don't make enzymes they can't use. Yeast don't have the enzymes necessary to metabolize lactose. Starch is a complex sugar and yeast needs certain enzymes to break starch down into sugar. Every chemical reaction needs its own enzyme.

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Categorical Exclusion Determinations: American Recovery and Reinvestment  

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Categorical Exclusion Determinations: American Recovery and Categorical Exclusion Determinations: American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Related Categorical Exclusion Determinations: American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Related Categorical Exclusion Determinations issued for actions related to the the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. DOCUMENTS AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD November 23, 2010 CX-004590: Categorical Exclusion Determination Re-Utilization of Industrial Carbon Dioxide for Algae Production Using a Phase Change Material CX(s) Applied: A9, A11, B3.6 Date: 11/23/2010 Location(s): Dexter, Michigan Office(s): Fossil Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory November 23, 2010 CX-004556: Categorical Exclusion Determination Kentucky-County-Hardin CX(s) Applied: B3.6, B5.1 Date: 11/23/2010 Location(s): Hardin County, Kentucky

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CX-000262: Categorical Exclusion Determination | Department of Energy  

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62: Categorical Exclusion Determination 62: Categorical Exclusion Determination CX-000262: Categorical Exclusion Determination Ohio City Columbus CX(s) Applied: A1, B5.1 Date: 12/21/2009 Location(s): Columbus, Ohio Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Golden Field Office Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant for: Downtown Bike Infrastructure Improvements, Cultural Arts Center Lighting Efficiency Improvements, Central Safety Building Energy Retrofit, Fire Stations High Efficiency Lighting Retrofit, Business Energy Efficiency Revolving Loan Program, Pedestrian Signal Upgrade to LED (light-emitting diode) Technology, Center for Science and Industry Energy Efficiency Improvements, Home Energy Efficiency Baseload Reduction Program, Project Oversight. DOCUMENT(S) AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD

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HABITAT AND BIODIVERSITY MAPPING, FOR THE DETERMINATION OF ALGAL BIOMASS AQUACULTURE SITES IN THE COSTAL AREAS OF PUERTO RICO  

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HABITAT AND BIODIVERSITY MAPPING, FOR THE DETERMINATION OF ALGAL BIOMASS AQUACULTURE SITES production of algal biomass for the production of biofuels in Puerto Rico. The study evaluates

Gilbes, Fernando

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Nonlocality improves Deutsch algorithm  

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Recently, [{arXiv:0810.3134}] is accepted and published. We show that the Bell inequalities lead to a new type of linear-optical Deutsch algorithms. We have considered a use of entangled photon pairs to determine simultaneously and probabilistically two unknown functions. The usual Deutsch algorithm determines one unknown function and exhibits a two to one speed up in a certain computation on a quantum computer rather than on a classical computer. We found that the violation of Bell locality in the Hilbert space formalism of quantum theory predicts that the proposed {\\it probabilistic} Deutsch algorithm for computing two unknown functions exhibits at least a $2\\sqrt{2}(\\simeq 2.83)$ to one speed up.

Koji Nagata; Sangkyung Lee; Jaewook Ahn

2007-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Carbon dioxide emissions and net primary production of Russian terrestrial ecosystems  

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?Determination of the C balance is of considerable importance when forecasting climate and environmental changes. Soil respiration and biological productivity of ecosystems (net primary production; NPP) are th...

V. N. Kudeyarov; I. N. Kurganova

1998-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1-2013 Preliminary Determination: Qualitative Analysis  

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Section 304(b) of the Energy Conservation and Production Act (ECPA), as amended, requires the Secretary of Energy to make a determination each time a revised version of ASHRAE Standard 90.1 is published with respect to whether the revised standard would improve energy efficiency in commercial buildings. When the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) issues an affirmative determination on Standard 90.1, states are statutorily required to certify within two years that they have reviewed and updated the commercial provisions of their building energy code, with respect to energy efficiency, to meet or exceed the revised standard. This report provides a preliminary qualitative analysis of all addenda to ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1-2010 (referred to as Standard 90.1-2010 or 2010 edition) that were included in ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1-2013 (referred to as Standard 90.1-2013 or 2013 edition).

Halverson, Mark A.; Hart, Reid; Athalye, Rahul A.; Rosenberg, Michael I.; Richman, Eric E.; Winiarski, David W.

2014-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Production Services  

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Welcome Welcome The Production Services site contains links to each of the division's groups with descriptions of their services. Our goal is to update this website frequently to reflect ongoing service upgrades which, by planning and design, are added so that we can continue to meet your needs in a constantly changing work environment. Note: The Graphic Design Studio has been relocated to the second floor in the north wing of the Research Support Building 400. The telephone number remains the same, X7288. If you have any questions, please call supervisor, Rick Backofen, X6183. Photography Photography services are available at no charge to BNL and Guest users. See a list of the complete range of photography services available. Video Video services are available at no charge to BNL and Guest users. See a list of the complete range of video services available.

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Categorical Exclusion Determinations: Bonneville Power Administration |  

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November 2, 2009 November 2, 2009 CX-000008: Categorical Exclusion Determination Raver-Paul #1 Access Road Improvement and Bridge Replacement CX(s) Applied: B1.3 Date: 11/02/2009 Location(s): Pierce County, Washington Office(s): Bonneville Power Administration October 27, 2009 CX-000007: Categorical Exclusion Determination Spirit Tap to Colville-Boundary #1 Landings and Access Roads Construction CX(s) Applied: B1.3, B1.13 Date: 10/27/2009 Location(s): Stevens County, Washington Office(s): Bonneville Power Administration October 8, 2009 CX-000004: Categorical Exclusion Determination Lane-Wendson #1 Structure 10/5 Access Road Improvement and Pole Replacement Project CX(s) Applied: B1.3 Date: 10/08/2009 Location(s): Lane County, Oregon Office(s): Bonneville Power Administration October 8, 2009

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Categorical Exclusion Determinations: Bonneville Power Administration |  

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March 16, 2010 March 16, 2010 CX-001179: Categorical Exclusion Determination Lancaster-Noxon Number 1 Mile 46-50 Access Road Improvement and Bridge Replacement Project CX(s) Applied: B1.3 Date: 03/16/2010 Location(s): Bonner County, Idaho Office(s): Bonneville Power Administration March 15, 2010 CX-001180: Categorical Exclusion Determination Monroe-Custer Number 1 and 2 500-Kilovolt Transmission Line Structure 16/2 Access Road Improvement and Bridge Replacement Project CX(s) Applied: B1.3 Date: 03/15/2010 Location(s): Snohomish County, Washington Office(s): Bonneville Power Administration March 12, 2010 CX-001181: Categorical Exclusion Determination Santiam Substation Renovation CX(s) Applied: B1.16 Date: 03/12/2010 Location(s): Linn County, Oregon Office(s): Bonneville Power Administration

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CENTRALIZED VERSUS DECENTRALIZED PRODUCTION PLANNING Georges SAHARIDIS*a  

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horizon. Production planning also determines expected inventory levels, as well as the workforce and other1 CENTRALIZED VERSUS DECENTRALIZED PRODUCTION PLANNING Georges SAHARIDIS*a , Yves DALLERY*a , Fikri comprising several geographically distributed production facilities. Production planning in a supply chain

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Development of an advanced, continuous mild gasification process for the production of co-products  

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Research continued on the production of co-products from mild gasification. This quarter, 10 mild gasification tests were conducted in the 8-inch-I.D. process research unit (PRU). Modifications to the PRU were made during this period to improve mixing and to overcome the caking tendency of the Illinois No. 6 coal. Six of the tests resulted in satisfactory operation at steady conditions for 2.25 to 3.25 hours. Samples of char, gas, water, and organic condensables were collected over a one-hour period from each of these successful tests and analyzed. The effects of process temperature over the range of 1025{degree} to 1390{degree} was studied during this quarter. Compositional effects on the oils and tars observed with increased temperature are increased light oil content, decreased pitch content, decreased oxygen content, increased nitrogen and sulfur content, and increasing aromaticity. Char upgrading studies continued during the quarter. Briquettes made in a laboratory press, using either a pitch binder or Illinois No. 6 coal to provide an in-situ binder, were calcined and tested for diametral compression strength. Char was also subjected to steam activation at a variety of conditions to determine the potential for use as a low-cost absorbent for water treatment. 2 refs., 15 figs., 11 tabs.

Knight, R.A.; Gissy, J.; Onischak, M.; Kline, S.; Babu, S.P.

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Categorical Exclusion Determinations: Wisconsin | Department of Energy  

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Wisconsin Wisconsin Categorical Exclusion Determinations: Wisconsin Location Categorical Exclusion Determinations issued for actions in Wisconsin. DOCUMENTS AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD September 24, 2013 CX-010915: Categorical Exclusion Determination Wisconsin Clean Transportation Program - Conversion of Vehicle to Operate on Compressed Natural Gas CX(s) Applied: B5.1 Date: 09/24/2013 Location(s): Wisconsin Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory August 8, 2013 CX-010807: Categorical Exclusion Determination Biofuels Retail Availability Improvement Network CX(s) Applied: B5.1, B5.22 Date: 08/08/2013 Location(s): Wisconsin Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory July 12, 2013 CX-010623: Categorical Exclusion Determination Wisconsin Clean Transportation Program

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Categorical Exclusion Determinations: American Recovery and Reinvestment  

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766: Categorical Exclusion Determination 766: Categorical Exclusion Determination Commerce's Capital Asset Energy Efficiency Improvement CX(s) Applied: B2.5, A1, A9, B1.3, B1.4, B5.1 Date: 04/20/2010 Location(s): Commerce, Colorado Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy April 20, 2010 CX-001762: Categorical Exclusion Determination California-City-Petaluma CX(s) Applied: A1, A9, B2.5, B5.1 Date: 04/20/2010 Location(s): Petaluma, California Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy April 20, 2010 CX-001760: Categorical Exclusion Determination California-City-Montebello Energy Efficiency and Conservation Strategy Project CX(s) Applied: A9, A11, B2.5, B5.1 Date: 04/20/2010 Location(s): Montebello City, California Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy April 20, 2010 CX-001754: Categorical Exclusion Determination

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Categorical Exclusion Determinations: Arizona | Department of Energy  

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Arizona Arizona Categorical Exclusion Determinations: Arizona Location Categorical Exclusion Determinations issued for actions in Arizona. DOCUMENTS AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD September 13, 2013 CX-010988: Categorical Exclusion Determination High Temperature DC-Bus Capacitors Cost Reduction and Performance Improvements CX(s) Applied: B3.6, B5.15 Date: 09/13/2013 Location(s): Arizona Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory August 22, 2013 CX-010882: Categorical Exclusion Determination Liberty-Parker Dam #2 230-Kilovolt Transmission Line, Optical Power Ground Wire Repair CX(s) Applied: B4.7 Date: 08/22/2013 Location(s): Arizona Offices(s): Western Area Power Administration-Desert Southwest Region August 12, 2013 CX-010883: Categorical Exclusion Determination PHX-LOB and LIB-LOB 230-Kilovolt Double-Circuit- Replace Insulators at

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Categorical Exclusion Determinations: Indiana | Department of Energy  

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Indiana Indiana Categorical Exclusion Determinations: Indiana Location Categorical Exclusion Determinations issued for actions in Indiana. DOCUMENTS AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD September 13, 2013 CX-010989: Categorical Exclusion Determination High Temperature DC-Bus Capacitors Cost Reduction and Performance Improvements CX(s) Applied: B3.6, B5.15 Date: 09/13/2013 Location(s): Indiana Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory September 13, 2013 CX-010997: Categorical Exclusion Determination High Performance DC-Bus Capacitors CX(s) Applied: B3.6, B5.15 Date: 09/13/2013 Location(s): New York, Indiana Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory August 7, 2013 CX-010809: Categorical Exclusion Determination New Mechanistic Models of Creep-Fatigue Interactions for Gas Turbine

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Categorical Exclusion Determinations: Missouri | Department of Energy  

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Missouri Missouri Categorical Exclusion Determinations: Missouri Location Categorical Exclusion Determinations issued for actions in Missouri. DOCUMENTS AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD August 15, 2013 CX-010751: Categorical Exclusion Determination Solar Ready 2 CX(s) Applied: A9, A11 Date: 08/15/2013 Location(s): Missouri Offices(s): Golden Field Office July 19, 2013 CX-010618: Categorical Exclusion Determination Midwest Region Alternative Fuels Project CX(s) Applied: 0 Date: 07/19/2013 Location(s): Missouri Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory May 22, 2013 CX-010405: Categorical Exclusion Determination Idalia Substation Grounding and Drainage Improvements CX(s) Applied: B4.6 Date: 05/22/2013 Location(s): Missouri Offices(s): Southwestern Power Administration February 14, 2013

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Composite coatings improve engines  

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About 40% of the power loss in engine systems is attributed to the adverse effects of friction in reciprocating engine components. Over half of this power loss is caused by friction between pistons, piston rings, and cylinder bores. In addition, engine parts may be attacked by corrosive gasoline substitutes such as liquid propane gas and alcohol/gasoline mixtures. To solve both friction and corrosion problems, Nihon Parkerizing Co. has improved the nickel-phosphorus based ceramic composite (NCC) plating technology that was developed for cylinder bores and pistons by Suzuki Motor Co. in the mid 1970s. Iron and nickel-based composite plating technologies have been investigated since the early 1970s, and a few have been used on small two-stroke motorcycle, outboard marine, snowmobile, and some luxury passenger car engine components. Both nickel- and iron-base plating processes are used on cylinders and pistons because they offer excellent wear and corrosion resistance. Nickel-base films have higher corrosion resistance than those based on iron, and are capable of withstanding the corrosive conditions characteristic of high methanol fuels. Unfortunately, they experience a decrease in hardness as operating temperatures increase. However, NCC coatings with phosphorus additions have high hardness even under severe operating conditions, and hardness increases upon exposure to elevated temperatures. In addition to high hardness and corrosion resistance, NCC coatings provide a low friction coefficient, which contributes to the reduction of friction losses between sliding components. When used in low-quality or alcohol fuels, the corrosion resistance of NCC coatings is far higher than that of Fe-P plating. Additionally, the coatings reduce wall and piston temperature, wear of ring groove and skirt, and carbon deposit formation, and they improve output power and torque. These advantages all contribute to the development of light and efficient engines with better fuel mileage.

Funatani, K.; Kurosawa, K. (Nihon Parkerizing Co. Ltd., Nagoya (Japan))

1994-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Improving consumer value through enhanced performance around the world  

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

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Product lines for digital information products.  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

??Digital information products are an important class of widely used digital products, whose core benefit is the delivery of information or education (e.g., electronic books,… (more)

Pankratius, Victor

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

438

Microbial petroleum degradation enhancement by oil spill bioremediation products  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

was conducted using unpolluted, natural seawater. The products were tested in triplicate using 250 ml Erlenmeyer flasks and evaluated over a 28 day period to determine the products' capabilities based on the extent of petroleum degradation. Toxicity...

Lee, Salvador Aldrett

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

439

Service/Product Provider  

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

Wheatstone Energy Frito-Lay Wheatstone Energy Frito-Lay 1975 The Exchange, Ste. 320 7701 Legacy Dr. Atlanta, GA 30339 Plano, TX 75024 Business: Lighting, Electrical, HVAC Business: Snack Foods James B. Dore, Director, Sales and Marketing Rob Schasel, Director, Energy & Utilities Phone: 770-916-7107 Phone: 972-334-5567 Email: jim.dore@wheatstoneenergy.com Email: robert.d.schasel@fritolay.com Frito-Lay leverages its energy effort by partnering with Wheatstone Energy to identify and implement lighting improvements resulting in savings of $2.2 million. Project Scope Wheatstone provided turnkey services in upgrading the lighting systems at 96 distribution centers and 16 snack food production plants across North America. Project Summary In addressing lighting retrofits and lighting control strategies, Wheatstone's turnkey services included

440

Service/Product Provider  

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

Paulus, Sokolowski & Sartor (PS&S) Johnson & Johnson (J&J) Paulus, Sokolowski & Sartor (PS&S) Johnson & Johnson (J&J) 67B Mountain Blvd. Ext., One Johnson & Johnson Plaza Warren, NJ 07059 New Brunswick, NJ 08933 Business: Architects & Engineers Business: Pharmaceutical Products Mike Belikoff, Senior Vice President Dennis Canavan, Executive Director Phone: 732-584-0449 Phone: 732-524-6269 Email: mbelikoff@psands.com Email: dcanavan2@corus.jnj.com PS&S conducts a Cogeneration Feasibility Study to help Johnson & Johnson improve their facilities' power reliability, reduce energy costs, and control greenhouse gas emissions. Project Scope: This project was part of the design and engineering of a new facility at Johnson & Johnson's existing Gurabo, Puerto Rico site. For this new site, PS&S investigated the feasibility of incorporating

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441

Photographic lens manufacturing and production technologies  

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An investigation was conducted to determine the methods and processes required for the manufacture of photographic objective lenses. Production of photographic lenses requires incredible precision in the melting, mixing, ...

Kubaczyk, Daniel Mark

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

442

Universal: Noncompliance Determination (2013-SE-26004) | Department of  

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Universal: Noncompliance Determination (2013-SE-26004) Universal: Noncompliance Determination (2013-SE-26004) Universal: Noncompliance Determination (2013-SE-26004) September 6, 2013 DOE issued a Notice of Noncompliance Determination to Universal Lighting Technologies, Inc. finding that fluorescent lamp ballast model B140R277HP does not comport with the energy conservation standards. DOE determined the product was noncompliant based on DOE testing. Universal must immediately notify each person (or company) to whom Universal distributed the noncompliant products that the product does not meet Federal standards. In addition, Universal must provide to DOE documents and records showing the number of units Universal distributed and to whom. The manufacturer and/or private labeler of the product may be subject to

443

Watermark: Noncompliance Determination (2011-SW-2908) | Department of  

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

Noncompliance Determination (2011-SW-2908) Noncompliance Determination (2011-SW-2908) Watermark: Noncompliance Determination (2011-SW-2908) September 26, 2011 DOE issued a Notice of Noncompliance Determination to Watermark Designs, Ltd. finding that model SH-FAL-90, a showerhead, does not comport with the water conservation standards. DOE determined the product was noncompliant based on DOE testing. Watermark Designs must immediately notify each person (or company) to whom Watermark Designs distributed the noncompliant products that the product does not meet Federal standards. In addition, Watermark Designs must provide to DOE documents and records showing the number of units Watermark Designs distributed and to whom. The manufacturer and/or private labeler of the product may be subject to civil

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YMGI: Noncompliance Determination (2011-SCE-1605) | Department of Energy  

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

Noncompliance Determination (2011-SCE-1605) Noncompliance Determination (2011-SCE-1605) YMGI: Noncompliance Determination (2011-SCE-1605) October 11, 2012 DOE issued a Notice of Noncompliance Determination to YMGI Group, LLC, finding that YMGI's through-the-wall split system central air conditioner basic model TTWC-18K-31B fails to meet applicable DOE energy conservation standards. DOE determined the product was noncompliant based on DOE testing. YMGI must immediately notify each person (or company) to whom YMGI distributed the noncompliant products that the product does not meet Federal standards. In addition, YMGI must provide to DOE documents and records showing the number of units YMGI distributed and to whom. The manufacturer and/or private labeler of the product may be subject to civil penalties.

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Cooper: Noncompliance Determination (2012-SE-4701) | Department of Energy  

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

Cooper: Noncompliance Determination (2012-SE-4701) Cooper: Noncompliance Determination (2012-SE-4701) Cooper: Noncompliance Determination (2012-SE-4701) June 12, 2012 DOE issued a Notice of Noncompliance Determination to Cooper Power Systems, LLC finding that basic models 277-99.28, 277-99.26, and 277-99.22 of distribution transformers do not comport with the energy conservation standards. DOE determined the products were noncompliant based on the company's own testing. Cooper must immediately notify each person (or company) to whom Cooper distributed the noncompliant products that the products do not meet Federal standards. In addition, Cooper must provide to DOE documents and records showing the number of units Cooper distributed and to whom. The manufacturer and/or private labeler of the product may

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Simkar: Noncompliance Determination (2012-SE-5408) | Department of Energy  

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

Noncompliance Determination (2012-SE-5408) Noncompliance Determination (2012-SE-5408) Simkar: Noncompliance Determination (2012-SE-5408) December 5, 2012 DOE issued a Notice of Noncompliance Determination to Simkar Corporation finding that magnetic probe-start and pulse-start basic models of metal halide lamp fixtures do not comport with the energy conservation standards. DOE determined the products were noncompliant based on Simkar's own testing. Simkar must immediately notify each person (or company) to whom Simkar distributed the noncompliant products that the products do not meet Federal standards. In addition, Simkar must provide to DOE documents and records showing the number of units Simkar distributed and to whom. The manufacturer and/or private labeler of the product may be subject to civil penalties.

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Felix Storch: Noncompliance Determination (2011-SE-1420) | Department of  

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

Felix Storch: Noncompliance Determination (2011-SE-1420) Felix Storch: Noncompliance Determination (2011-SE-1420) Felix Storch: Noncompliance Determination (2011-SE-1420) October 5, 2011 DOE issued a Notice of Noncompliance Determination to Felix Storch, Inc., finding that model number CF11ES, a chest freezer does not comport with the energy conservation standards. DOE determined the product was noncompliant based on DOE testing. Felix Storch must immediately notify each person (or company) to whom Felix Storch distributed the noncompliant products that the product does not meet Federal standards. In addition, Felix Storch must provide to DOE documents and records showing the number of units Felix Storch distributed and to whom. The manufacturer and/or private labeler of the product may be subject to civil

448

CNA: Noncompliance Determination (2013-SE-1430) | Department of Energy  

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Noncompliance Determination (2013-SE-1430) Noncompliance Determination (2013-SE-1430) CNA: Noncompliance Determination (2013-SE-1430) July 1, 2013 DOE issued a Notice of Noncompliance Determination to CNA International, Inc., d/b/a MC Appliance Corp. finding that Magic Chef-brand model HMCF7W ("CNA model HMCF7W") does not comport with the energy conservation standards. DOE determined the product was noncompliant based on DOE testing. CNA must immediately notify each person (or company) to whom CNA distributed the noncompliant products that the product does not meet Federal standards. In addition, CNA must provide to DOE documents and records showing the number of units CNA distributed and to whom. The manufacturer and/or private labeler of the product may be subject to civil penalties.

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Golden Opportunity: Noncompliance Determination (2013-SE-1418) | Department  

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Noncompliance Determination (2013-SE-1418) Noncompliance Determination (2013-SE-1418) Golden Opportunity: Noncompliance Determination (2013-SE-1418) April 24, 2013 DOE issued a Notice of Noncompliance Determination to Golden Opportunity, Inc. finding that freezer models Golden GFC51 and Golden GFC69 do not comport with the energy conservation standards. DOE determined the products were noncompliant based on DOE testing. Golden Opportunity must immediately notify each person (or company) to whom Golden Opportunity distributed the noncompliant products that the products do not meet Federal standards. In addition, Golden Opportunity must provide to DOE documents and records showing the number of units Golden Opportunity distributed and to whom. The manufacturer and/or private labeler of the products may be

450

Felix Storch: Noncompliance Determination (2010-SCE-0111) | Department of  

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

Noncompliance Determination (2010-SCE-0111) Noncompliance Determination (2010-SCE-0111) Felix Storch: Noncompliance Determination (2010-SCE-0111) June 15, 2011 DOE issued a Notice of Noncompliance Determination to Felix Storch finding that basic model FS62, a compact upright freezer, does not comport with the energy conservation standards. DOE determined the product was noncompliant based on the company's own testing. Felix Storch must immediately notify each person (or company) to whom Felix Storch distributed the noncompliant products that the product does not meet Federal standards. In addition, Felix Storch must provide to DOE documents and records showing the number of units Felix Storch distributed and to whom. The manufacturer and/or private labeler of the product may be subject to civil penalties.

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Hicon: Noncompliance Determination (2013-SE-1426) | Department of Energy  

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

Hicon: Noncompliance Determination (2013-SE-1426) Hicon: Noncompliance Determination (2013-SE-1426) Hicon: Noncompliance Determination (2013-SE-1426) February 14, 2013 DOE issued a Notice of Noncompliance Determination to Ningbo Hicon International Industry Company, Ltd. finding that model number BD-200, a compact chest freezer, does not comport with the energy conservation standards. DOE determined the product was noncompliant based on DOE testing. Hiicon must immediately notify each person (or company) to whom Hicon distributed the noncompliant products that the product does not meet Federal standards. In addition, Hicon must provide to DOE documents and records showing the number of units Hicon distributed and to whom. The manufacturer and/or private labeler of the product may be subject to civil

452

Universal: Noncompliance Determination (2013-SE-26004) | Department of  

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

Universal: Noncompliance Determination (2013-SE-26004) Universal: Noncompliance Determination (2013-SE-26004) Universal: Noncompliance Determination (2013-SE-26004) September 6, 2013 DOE issued a Notice of Noncompliance Determination to Universal Lighting Technologies, Inc. finding that fluorescent lamp ballast model B140R277HP does not comport with the energy conservation standards. DOE determined the product was noncompliant based on DOE testing. Universal must immediately notify each person (or company) to whom Universal distributed the noncompliant products that the product does not meet Federal standards. In addition, Universal must provide to DOE documents and records showing the number of units Universal distributed and to whom. The manufacturer and/or private labeler of the product may be subject to

453

Precision: Noncompliance Determination (2013-SE-1410) | Department of  

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

Precision: Noncompliance Determination (2013-SE-1410) Precision: Noncompliance Determination (2013-SE-1410) Precision: Noncompliance Determination (2013-SE-1410) April 10, 2013 DOE issued a Notice of Noncompliance Determination to Precision Trading Corp. finding that Precision model Premium PFR515M, a freezer, does not comport with the energy conservation standards. DOE determined the product was noncompliant based on DOE testing. Precision must immediately notify each person (or company) to whom Precision distributed the noncompliant products that the product does not meet Federal standards. In addition, Precision must provide to DOE documents and records showing the number of units Precision distributed and to whom. The manufacturer and/or private labeler of the product may be subject to civil penalties.

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Philips: Noncompliance Determination (2012-SE-2605) | Department of Energy  

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

Noncompliance Determination (2012-SE-2605) Noncompliance Determination (2012-SE-2605) Philips: Noncompliance Determination (2012-SE-2605) August 31, 2012 DOE issued a Notice of Noncompliance Determination to Philips Lighting Electronics N. A. finding that basic model VEL-1S40-SC, a fluorescent lamp ballast, does not comport with the energy conservation standards. DOE determined the product was noncompliant based on the company's own testing. Philips must immediately notify each person (or company) to whom Philips distributed the noncompliant products that the product does not meet Federal standards. In addition, Philips must provide to DOE documents and records showing the number of units Philips distributed and to whom. The manufacturer and/or private labeler of the product may be subject to civil penalties.

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Bigwall: Noncompliance Determination (2013-SE-1412) | Department of Energy  

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

Noncompliance Determination (2013-SE-1412) Noncompliance Determination (2013-SE-1412) Bigwall: Noncompliance Determination (2013-SE-1412) April 10, 2013 DOE issued a Notice of Noncompliance Determination to Bigwall Enterprises, Inc. finding that freezer model W1CF106 under the Wellington brand (''the Wellington W1CF106") does not comport with the energy conservation standards. DOE determined the product was noncompliant based on DOE testing. Bigwall Enterprises, Inc. must immediately notify each person (or company) to whom Bigwall distributed the noncompliant products that the product does not meet Federal standards. In addition, Bigwall must provide to DOE documents and records showing the number of units Bigwall distributed and to whom. The manufacturer and/or private labeler of the product may be subject to civil penalties.

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Blueprint for Improving Energy Efficiency in India  

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Blueprint for Improving Energy Efficiency in India Blueprint for Improving Energy Efficiency in India Speaker(s): V. Raghuraman Date: June 16, 2006 - 12:00pm Location: 90-4133 Indian economic growth is averaging 8%, and is projected to reach double-digit growth rates. The Indian energy requirements are likely to grow at 6% vis-a-vis the world growth rate of 2%. India has limited energy reserves, and seeks to increase its energy efficiency with contemporary technologies. The higher economic growth has been achieved with limited electricity supply implying higher productivity, which needs to be investigated carefully. The country seeks carbon finance through CDM projects. It has launched an Energy Dialogue in close collaboration with the US DOE and is participating in the Asia Pacific Partnership (APP) with

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CERAMIC MEMBRANE ENABLING TECHNOLGOY FOR IMPROVED IGCC EFFICIENCY  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

This quarterly technical progress report will summarize work accomplished for Phase 2 Program during the quarter April to June 2003. In task 1 OTM development has led to improved flux and strength performance. In task 2, robust PSO1d elements have been fabricated for testing in the pilot reactor. In task 3, the lab-scale pilot reactor has been operated for 1000 hours with improved success. In task 7, economic models substantial benefit of OTM IGCC over CRYO based oxygen production.

Ravi Prasad

2003-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Lake Improvement District Law and County Lake Improvement Program  

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

Lake Improvement District Law and County Lake Improvement Program Lake Improvement District Law and County Lake Improvement Program (Minnesota) Lake Improvement District Law and County Lake Improvement Program (Minnesota) < Back Eligibility Utility Fed. Government Commercial Agricultural Investor-Owned Utility State/Provincial Govt Industrial Construction Municipal/Public Utility Local Government Residential Installer/Contractor Rural Electric Cooperative Tribal Government Low-Income Residential Schools Retail Supplier Institutional Multi-Family Residential Systems Integrator Fuel Distributor Nonprofit General Public/Consumer Transportation Savings Category Alternative Fuel Vehicles Hydrogen & Fuel Cells Buying & Making Electricity Water Home Weatherization Solar Wind Program Info State Minnesota Program Type Siting and Permitting Lake Improvement Districts may be established by county boards in order to

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Dragload analysis: A unique method of improving paper machine efficiency  

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Dragload is the force required to drive a forming fabric while the sheet is being dewatered. The suggested method for calculating dragload and component dragload uses the relationship between fabric velocity and tension and the mechanical properties of the fabric. The advantage of this method over more conventional methods is its ability to be used on any type of machine or drive system and, most importantly, its ability to localize specific areas of dragload (component dragload) without the need to interrupt production on the machine. The method's limitation is that it does not produce an exact result, only an approximation. Obtaining the exact fabric velocity is difficult; however, there is enough accuracy in the readings with which to diagnose and troubleshoot. Steps taken to reduce dragload will help decrease energy consumption and increase forming fabric life. The suggested method provides a readily visible means of determining areas of high dragload. If used, this method will provide a valuable tool for further cost improvement in the papermaking process.

McMahon, M.J. (West Coast Wires, Vancouver, British Columbia (Canada))

1993-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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EFFECTS OF COUNTRY OF ORIGIN, COUNTRY ANIMOSITY AND FOREIGN PRODUCT USAGE EXPERIENCES ON PRODUCT JUDGEMENT: A STUDY OF CHINESE CUSTOMERS.  

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??An experiment was conducted to test hypotheses the country-of-origin, country animosity and product usage experience jointly determine the intention of product purchase. One hundred and… (more)

Sui, Cong

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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461

Requirements for Determining Refrigerant Charge Residential Air Conditioning Measures  

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Requirements for Determining Refrigerant Charge Residential Air Conditioning Measures Improved Refrigerant Charge Purpose Component packages require in some climate zones that split system air refrigerant charge. For the performance method, the proposed design is modeled with less efficiency

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CX-002529: Categorical Exclusion Determination | Department of Energy  

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

29: Categorical Exclusion Determination 29: Categorical Exclusion Determination CX-002529: Categorical Exclusion Determination Access Road Improvements for Rattlesnake-Garrison Number-1 and Garrison-Anaconda Number-11 Transmission Lines CX(s) Applied: B1.13, B1.3 Date: 05/26/2010 Location(s): Granite County, Montana Office(s): Bonneville Power Administration The proposed project involves improving portions of the existing access road system for the subject transmission lines. Road improvements include blading existing road surfaces, realigning of steep roads to reduce grade, placing and compacting rock surfacing to improve drivability, and installing drainage devices to protect roads from erosion. DOCUMENT(S) AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD CX-002529.pdf More Documents & Publications CX-005675: Categorical Exclusion Determination

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Draft General Conformity Determination  

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

I I Draft General Conformity Determination U.S. Department of the Interior Minerals Management Service MMS Cape Wind Energy Project January 2009 Final EIS Appendix I Draft General Conformity Determination Draft General Conformity Determination Cape Wind Energy Project Prepared by Minerals Management Service Herndon, VA November 2008 i TABLE OF CONTENTS 1.0 INTRODUCTION TO THE PROPOSED ACTION............................................................... 1 2.0 GENERAL CONFORMITY REGULATORY BACKGROUND .......................................... 2 2.1 GENERAL CONFORMITY REQUIREMENTS.................................................................... 2 2.2 GENERAL CONFORMITY APPLICABILITY.....................................................................

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Categorical Exclusion Determinations: Illinois | Department of Energy  

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

Illinois Illinois Categorical Exclusion Determinations: Illinois Location Categorical Exclusion Determinations issued for actions in Illinois. DOCUMENTS AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD September 25, 2013 CX-010927: Categorical Exclusion Determination Development of Integrated Biomimetic Framework with Intelligent Monitoring, Cognition, and Decision... CX(s) Applied: A9 Date: 09/25/2013 Location(s): Illinois Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory September 17, 2013 CX-010936: Categorical Exclusion Determination Hybrid Molten Bed Gasifier for Production of High Hydrogen Syngas CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6 Date: 09/17/2013 Location(s): Illinois Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory August 15, 2013 CX-010749: Categorical Exclusion Determination Pilot-Scale Mixotrophic Algae Integrated Biorefinery

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Categorical Exclusion Determinations: Utah | Department of Energy  

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

Utah Utah Categorical Exclusion Determinations: Utah Location Categorical Exclusion Determinations issued for actions in Utah. DOCUMENTS AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD July 22, 2013 CX-010613: Categorical Exclusion Determination Hyper Scratcher Tool: A Patented Oil, Gas, Disposal, & Injection Well Tool for Enhancing Production CX(s) Applied: B5.12 Date: 07/22/2013 Location(s): Utah Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory May 20, 2013 CX-010523: Categorical Exclusion Determination Fracture Evolution Following Hydraulic Stimulations within EGS Reservoirs CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.1, B3.6 Date: 05/20/2013 Location(s): Utah Offices(s): Golden Field Office May 17, 2013 CX-010417: Categorical Exclusion Determination Above-Ground Routine Transmission Line Maintenance CX(s) Applied: B1.3

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Categorical Exclusion Determinations: Ohio | Department of Energy  

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

Ohio Ohio Categorical Exclusion Determinations: Ohio Location Categorical Exclusion Determinations issued for actions in Ohio. DOCUMENTS AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD September 16, 2013 CX-010959: Categorical Exclusion Determination Chemical Looping Gasification for Hydrogen Enhanced Syngas Production with In-Situ Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Capture CX(s) Applied: B3.6 Date: 09/16/2013 Location(s): Ohio Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory September 16, 2013 CX-010958: Categorical Exclusion Determination Bench Scale Development and Test of Aerogel Sorbent for Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Capture CX(s) Applied: B3.6 Date: 09/16/2013 Location(s): Ohio Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory September 13, 2013 CX-010982: Categorical Exclusion Determination Mechanisms for Methane Transport and Hydrate Accumulation in Coarse-Grained

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Suggest a New Product Category | Department of Energy  

Energy Savers [EERE]

FEMP to consider. An industry-recognized standard test procedure that determines annual energy consumption (including standby energy consumption) for products within the...

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Production Economics of Potential Perennial and Annual Biomass Feedstocks.  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

??The first essay determines the lowest cost lignocellulosic biomass feedstock production system for western Oklahoma from among seven alternatives at each of two locations. Field… (more)

Griffith, Andrew

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

469

Tevatron improvement program  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

A modest Tevatron improvement program is suggested which would provide a storage ring for dedicated use as a p anti p collider at 2 TeV (cm) and as an ep collider at 0.2 TeV (cm). It could also serve as a useful test facility for some of the new developments necessary for an economical SSC. Because use could be made of utilities and facilities that are already installed as part of the tevatron, the cost of the p anti p option might be about 100 million dollars (not including the interaction halls or detectors). The additional cost of a 10 x 1000 GeV' ep option might be about 70 million dollars. The experimental facilities at B and D of the Tevatron might be extended for use with the new collider. As the technology of superconducting magnets develops, the cm energy of the p anti p and the ep colliders might be doubled. The intention is either to double the capability of TeV I and TeV II, or to extend the capability by addition of an ep facility. Alternatively, by adding another proton ring, a high luminosity pp facility might also result.

Wilson, R.R.

1983-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

470

Relating horsepower to drilling productivity  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Many technological advancements have been made in explosive products and applications over the last 15 years resulting in productivity and cost gains. However, the application of total energy (engine horsepower) in the majority of rotary drilling technology, has remained virtually unchanged over that period. While advancements have been made in components, efficiency, and types of hydraulic systems used on drills, the application of current hydraulic technology to improve drilling productivity has not been interactive with end users. This paper will investigate how traditional design assumptions, regarding typical application of horsepower in current rotary drill systems, can actually limit productivity. It will be demonstrated by numeric analysis how changing the partitioning of available hydraulic energy can optimize rotary drill productivity in certain conditions. Through cooperative design ventures with drill manufacturers, increased penetration rates ranging from 20% to 100% have been achieved. Productivity was increased initially on some rigs by careful selection of optional hydraulic equipment. Additional gains were made in drilling rates by designing the rotary hydraulic circuit to meet the drilling energies predicted by computer modeling.

Givens, R.; Williams, G.; Wingfield, B.

1996-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

471

Categorical Exclusion Determinations: Pennsylvania | Department of Energy  

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

December 9, 2010 December 9, 2010 CX-004648: Categorical Exclusion Determination The Painesville Municipal Power Vanadium Redox Battery Demonstration Program CX(s) Applied: A11, B3.6, B5.1 Date: 12/09/2010 Location(s): Johnstown, Pennsylvania Office(s): Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, National Energy Technology Laboratory December 8, 2010 CX-004673: Categorical Exclusion Determination On-Site Controlled Environment Agriculture Production of Biomass and Biofuels CX(s) Applied: A1, A9 Date: 12/08/2010 Location(s): Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory December 8, 2010 CX-004666: Categorical Exclusion Determination On-Site Controlled Environment Agriculture Production of Biomass Date: 12/08/2010

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Categorical Exclusion Determinations: Oklahoma | Department of Energy  

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

August 23, 2010 August 23, 2010 CX-003470: Categorical Exclusion Determination Cyclone Production Tool CX(s) Applied: B3.6 Date: 08/23/2010 Location(s): Marlow, Oklahoma Office(s): Fossil Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory August 23, 2010 CX-003468: Categorical Exclusion Determination Cyclone Production Tool CX(s) Applied: B3.6 Date: 08/23/2010 Location(s): Chickasha, Oklahoma Office(s): Fossil Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory August 17, 2010 CX-003413: Categorical Exclusion Determination Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant/Town of Drummond Wind Turbine Project Beyond State Template CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6, B5.1 Date: 08/17/2010 Location(s): Drummond, Oklahoma Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Golden Field Office August 17, 2010

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Categorical Exclusion Determinations: American Recovery and Reinvestment  

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

22, 2010 22, 2010 CX-000710: Categorical Exclusion Determination Virginia Revision 3 - Economic Development Market Title CX(s) Applied: A9, A11, B5.1 Date: 01/22/2010 Location(s): Virginia Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory January 22, 2010 CX-000735: Categorical Exclusion Determination Catalytic Transformation of Waste Carbon Dioxide into Valuable Products CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6 Date: 01/22/2010 Location(s): Newtown Square, Pennsylvania Office(s): Fossil Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory January 22, 2010 CX-000736: Categorical Exclusion Determination Catalytic Transformation of Waste Carbon Dioxide into Valuable Products CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6 Date: 01/22/2010 Location(s): Cincinnati, Ohio Office(s): Fossil Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory

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Categorical Exclusion Determinations: National Energy Technology Laboratory  

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

8, 2010 8, 2010 CX-004665: Categorical Exclusion Determination On-Site Controlled Environment Agriculture Production of Biomass and Biofuels CX(s) Applied: A9, A11 Date: 12/08/2010 Location(s): Columbia, South Carolina Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory December 8, 2010 CX-004664: Categorical Exclusion Determination On-Site Controlled Environment Agriculture Production of Biomass and Biofuels CX(s) Applied: B3.6 Date: 12/08/2010 Location(s): Tucson, Arizona Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory December 7, 2010 CX-004687: Categorical Exclusion Determination Centralized Cryptographic Key Management (CKMS) CX(s) Applied: A1, A9, A11, B1.2 Date: 12/07/2010 Location(s): Oak Ridge, Tennessee

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State Support of Domestic Production  

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This project was developed in response to a cooperative agreement offering by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) under the State Support of Domestic Production DE-FC26-04NT15456. The Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission (IOGCC) performed efforts in support of State programs related to the security, reliability and growth if our nation's domestic production of oil and natural gas. The project objectives were to improve the States ability to monitor the security of oil and gas operations; to maximize the production of domestic oil and natural gas thereby minimizing the threat to national security posed by interruptions in energy imports; to assist States in developing and maintaining high standards of environmental protection; to assist in addressing issues that limit the capacity of the industry; to promote the deployment of the appropriate application of technology for regulatory efficiency; and to inform the public about emerging energy issues.

Amy Wright

2007-12-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Pax Global: Noncompliance Determination (2013-SE-1413) | Department of  

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

Pax Global: Noncompliance Determination (2013-SE-1413) Pax Global: Noncompliance Determination (2013-SE-1413) Pax Global: Noncompliance Determination (2013-SE-1413) April 2, 2013 DOE issued a Notice of Noncompliance Determination to Pax Global, Inc. finding that freezer basic models (1) Crosley CCF51; (2) Crosley CCF69; (3) Crosley CCF106; and (4) Daewoo DCF-106W do not comport with the energy conservation standards. DOE determined the products were noncompliant based on DOE testing. Pax Global must immediately notify each person (or company) to whom Pax Global distributed the noncompliant products that the products do not meet Federal standards. Pax Global: Noncompliance Determination (2013-SE-1413) More Documents & Publications Pax Global: Compromise Agreement (2013-SE-1413) Daewoo: Proposed Penalty (2010-CE-0410)

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Hudson-Reed: Noncompliance Determination (2011-SW-2909) | Department of  

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

Noncompliance Determination (2011-SW-2909) Noncompliance Determination (2011-SW-2909) Hudson-Reed: Noncompliance Determination (2011-SW-2909) September 28, 2011 DOE issued a Notice of Noncompliance Determination, finding that Hudson-Reed Limited's "HEAD16" showerhead does not meet the applicable water conservation standard. DOE determined the showerhead was noncompliant based on DOE testing. Hudson-Reed must immediately notify each person (or company) to whom Hudson-Reed distributed the noncompliant products that the product does not meet Federal standards. In addition, Hudson-Reed must provide to DOE documents and records showing the number of units Hudson-Reed distributed and to whom. The manufacturer and/or private labeler of the product may be subject to civil penalties. Hudson-Reed: Noncompliance Determination (2011-SW-2909)

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Ethylene Production and Lipid Mobilization during Germination of Castor Beans  

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... the seeds twenty of those showing signs of germination were selected for measurement of subsequent ethylene evolution. To determine the ... evolution. To determine the ethylene production during the first few days after wetting, separate gas collections were made from ...

MARY SPENCER; A. O. OLSON

1965-02-13T23:59:59.000Z

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Integrated Ceramic Membrane System for Hydrogen Production  

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Phase I was a technoeconomic feasibility study that defined the process scheme for the integrated ceramic membrane system for hydrogen production and determined the plan for Phase II. The hydrogen production system is comprised of an oxygen transport membrane (OTM) and a hydrogen transport membrane (HTM). Two process options were evaluated: 1) Integrated OTM-HTM reactor – in this configuration, the HTM was a ceramic proton conductor operating at temperatures up to 900°C, and 2) Sequential OTM and HTM reactors – in this configuration, the HTM was assumed to be a Pd alloy operating at less than 600°C. The analysis suggested that there are no technical issues related to either system that cannot be managed. The process with the sequential reactors was found to be more efficient, less expensive, and more likely to be commercialized in a shorter time than the single reactor. Therefore, Phase II focused on the sequential reactor system, specifically, the second stage, or the HTM portion. Work on the OTM portion was conducted in a separate program. Phase IIA began in February 2003. Candidate substrate materials and alloys were identified and porous ceramic tubes were produced and coated with Pd. Much effort was made to develop porous substrates with reasonable pore sizes suitable for Pd alloy coating. The second generation of tubes showed some improvement in pore size control, but this was not enough to get a viable membrane. Further improvements were made to the porous ceramic tube manufacturing process. When a support tube was successfully coated, the membrane was tested to determine the hydrogen flux. The results from all these tests were used to update the technoeconomic analysis from Phase I to confirm that the sequential membrane reactor system can potentially be a low-cost hydrogen supply option when using an existing membrane on a larger scale. Phase IIB began in October 2004 and focused on demonstrating an integrated HTM/water gas shift (WGS) reactor to increase CO conversion and produce more hydrogen than a standard water gas shift reactor would. Substantial improvements in substrate and membrane performance were achieved in another DOE project (DE-FC26-07NT43054). These improved membranes were used for testing in a water gas shift environment in this program. The amount of net H2 generated (defined as the difference of hydrogen produced and fed) was greater than would be produced at equilibrium using conventional water gas shift reactors up to 75 psig because of the shift in equilibrium caused by continuous hydrogen removal. However, methanation happened at higher pressures, 100 and 125 psig, and resulted in less net H2 generated than would be expected by equilibrium conversion alone. An effort to avoid methanation by testing in more oxidizing conditions (by increasing CO2/CO ratio in a feed gas) was successful and net H2 generated was higher (40-60%) than a conventional reactor at equilibrium at all pressures tested (up to 125 psig). A model was developed to predict reactor performance in both cases with and without methanation. The required membrane area depends on conditions, but the required membrane area is about 10 ft2 to produce about 2000 scfh of hydrogen. The maximum amount of hydrogen that can be produced in a membrane reactor decreased significantly due to methanation from about 2600 scfh to about 2400 scfh. Therefore, it is critical to eliminate methanation to fully benefit from the use of a membrane in the reaction. Other modeling work showed that operating a membrane reactor at higher temperature provides an opportunity to make the reactor smaller and potentially provides a significant capital cost savings compared to a shift reactor/PSA combination.

Schwartz, Joseph; Lim, Hankwon; Drnevich, Raymond

2010-08-05T23:59:59.000Z

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CX-010326: Categorical Exclusion Determination | Department of Energy  

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

6: Categorical Exclusion Determination 6: Categorical Exclusion Determination CX-010326: Categorical Exclusion Determination F-08 Outfall Access Improvement CX(s) Applied: B3.1 Date: 04/11/2013 Location(s): South Carolina Offices(s): Savannah River Operations Office F-Area and EC&ACP personnel are working to improve the sample location for F-08 to accomplish several things: 1) Improve the safety of taking samples during or shortly after a significant rain event. 2) Replace the weir currently used in taking measurements. This weir is improperly installed and does not work well over the broad range of flows experienced at this sample location. A new system is required. CX-010326.pdf More Documents & Publications CX-010020: Categorical Exclusion Determination CX-009083: Categorical Exclusion Determination

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Energy Saving Melting and Revert Reduction Technology (E-SMARRT): Melting Efficiency Improvement  

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Steel foundries melt recycled scrap in electric furnaces and typically consume 35-100% excess energy from the theoretical energy requirement required to pour metal castings. This excess melting energy is multiplied by yield losses during casting and finishing operations resulting in the embodied energy in a cast product typically being three to six times the theoretical energy requirement. The purpose of this research project was to study steel foundry melting operations to understand energy use and requirements for casting operations, define variations in energy consumption, determine technologies and practices that are successful in reducing melting energy and develop new melting techniques and tools to improve the energy efficiency of melting in steel foundry operations.

Principal Investigator Kent Peaslee; Co-PIà ƒ  ¢Ã ‚  € à ‚  ™ s: Von Richards, Jeffrey Smith

2012-07-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Improving CS regulations.  

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President Carter issued Executive Order 12044 (3/28/78) that required all Federal agencies to distinguish between significant and insignificant regulations, and to determine whether a regulation will result in major impacts. This study gathered information on the impact of the order and the guidelines on the Office of Conservation and Solar Energy (CS) regulatory practices, investigated problems encountered by the CS staff when implementing the order and guidelines, and recommended solutions to resolve these problems. Major tasks accomplished and discussed are: (1) legislation, Executive Orders, and DOE Memoranda concerning Federal administrative procedures relevant to the development and analysis of regulations within CS reviewed; (2) relevant DOE Orders and Memoranda analyzed and key DOE and CS staff interviewed in order to accurately describe the current CS regulatory process; (3) DOE staff from the Office of the General Counsel, the Office of Policy and Evaluation, the Office of the Environment, and the Office of the Secretary interviewed to explore issues and problems encountered with current CS regulatory practices; (4) the regulatory processes at five other Federal agencies reviewed in order to see how other agencies have approached the regulatory process, dealt with specific regulatory problems, and responded to the Executive Order; and (5) based on the results of the preceding four tasks, recommendations for potential solutions to the CS regulatory problems developed. (MCW)

Nesse, R.J.; Scheer, R.M.; Marasco, A.L.; Furey, R.

1980-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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SOLVENT FIRE BY-PRODUCTS  

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Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) conducted a burn test of the Caustic-Side Solvent Extraction (CSSX) solvent to determine the combustion products. The testing showed hydrogen fluoride gas is not a combustion product from a solvent fire when up to 70% of the solvent is consumed. The absence of HF in the combustion gases may reflect concentration of the modifier containing the fluoride groups in the unburned portion. SwRI reported results for other gases (CO, HCN, NOx, formaldehyde, and hydrocarbons). The results, with other supporting information, can be used for evaluating the consequences of a facility fire involving the CSSX solvent inventory.

Walker, D; Samuel Fink, S

2006-05-22T23:59:59.000Z

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Conceptual process planning – an improvement approach using QFD, FMEA, and ABC methods  

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Conceptual process planning (CPP) is an important technique for assessing the manufacturability and estimating the cost of conceptual design in the early product design stage. This paper presents an approach to develop a quality/cost-based conceptual process planning (QCCPP). This approach aims to determine key process resources with estimation of manufacturing cost, taking into account the risk cost associated to the process plan. It can serve as a useful methodology to support the decision making during the initial planning stage of the product development cycle. Quality function deployment (QFD) method is used to select the process alternatives by incorporating a capability function for process elements called a composite process capability index (CCP). The quality characteristics and the process elements in QFD method have been taken as input to complete process failure mode and effects analysis (FMEA) table. To estimate manufacturing cost, the proposed approach deploys activity-based costing (ABC) method. Then, an extended technique of classical FMEA method is employed to estimate the cost of risks associated to the studied process plan, this technique is called cost-based FMEA. For each resource combination, the output data is gathered in a selection table that helps for detailed process planning in order to improve product quality/cost ratio. A case study is presented to illustrate this approach.

Alaa Hassan; Ali Siadat; Jean-Yves Dantan; Patrick Martin

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Categorical Exclusion Determinations: Bonneville Power Administration |  

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

December 27, 2012 December 27, 2012 CX-009701: Categorical Exclusion Determination Williams Northwest Pipeline Land Use Review Request CX(s) Applied: B4.9 Date: 12/27/2012 Location(s): Washington Offices(s): Bonneville Power Administration December 27, 2012 CX-009700: Categorical Exclusion Determination Finely Creek and North Valley Creek Property Funding CX(s) Applied: B1.25 Date: 12/27/2012 Location(s): Montana, Montana Offices(s): Bonneville Power Administration December 21, 2012 CX-009702: Categorical Exclusion Determination Columbia Rural Electric Association Walla Walla Hydroelectric Project CX(s) Applied: B4.1 Date: 12/21/2012 Location(s): Washington Offices(s): Bonneville Power Administration December 19, 2012 CX-009703: Categorical Exclusion Determination Improve the Access Road System in Miles 4, 5, 16, 17, 18, and 30 of the

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Categorical Exclusion Determinations: Savannah River Operations Office |  

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

July 20, 2012 July 20, 2012 CX-009070: Categorical Exclusion Determination A-Area Alternate Fire Water Supply CX(s) Applied: B1.3 Date: 07/20/2012 Location(s): South Carolina Offices(s): Savannah River Operations Office July 20, 2012 CX-009069: Categorical Exclusion Determination Remove and Dispose of 107 A & B Tanks and Support Structure CX(s) Applied: B6.1 Date: 07/20/2012 Location(s): South Carolina Offices(s): Savannah River Operations Office July 20, 2012 CX-009068: Categorical Exclusion Determination Hydrogen Charging Tritium Contaminated Metals CX(s) Applied: B3.6 Date: 07/20/2012 Location(s): South Carolina Offices(s): Savannah River Operations Office July 16, 2012 CX-009077: Categorical Exclusion Determination F-Area Infrasturcture Improvement CX(s) Applied: B1.23 Date: 07/16/2012

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Categorical Exclusion Determinations: National Energy Technology Laboratory  

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8, 2010 8, 2010 CX-004409: Categorical Exclusion Determination Petroleum Processing Efficiency Improvement CX(s) Applied: B3.6 Date: 11/08/2010 Location(s): Laramie, Wyoming Office(s): Fossil Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory November 8, 2010 CX-004408: Categorical Exclusion Determination ArmorBelt Single Point Gas Lift System for Stripper Wells CX(s) Applied: B3.7 Date: 11/08/2010 Location(s): Haskell County, Oklahoma Office(s): Fossil Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory November 8, 2010 CX-004407: Categorical Exclusion Determination ArmorBelt Single Point Gas Lift System for Stripper Wells CX(s) Applied: B3.7 Date: 11/08/2010 Location(s): Pittsburg County, Oklahoma Office(s): Fossil Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory November 8, 2010 CX-004406: Categorical Exclusion Determination

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Categorical Exclusion Determinations: Idaho | Department of Energy  

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December 19, 2012 December 19, 2012 CX-009703: Categorical Exclusion Determination Improve the Access Road System in Miles 4, 5, 16, 17, 18, and 30 of the Lower Granite-Hatwai Transmission Line CX(s) Applied: B1.3, B1.13 Date: 12/19/2012 Location(s): Washington, Idaho Offices(s): Bonneville Power Administration December 17, 2012 CX-009790: Categorical Exclusion Determination National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Birch Creek Canyon Wind Study CX(s) Applied: B3.1 Date: 12/17/2012 Location(s): Idaho Offices(s): Idaho Operations Office December 15, 2012 CX-009635: Categorical Exclusion Determination INTEC - U-233 Waste Stream Disposition CX(s) Applied: NO CX GIVEN Date: 12/15/2012 Location(s): Idaho Offices(s): Idaho Operations Office December 5, 2012 CX-009634: Categorical Exclusion Determination

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Categorical Exclusion Determinations: Wisconsin | Department of Energy  

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December 29, 2011 December 29, 2011 CX-007575: Categorical Exclusion Determination PY2011 State Energy Program Formula - Compressed Natural Gas Infrastructure Challenge: Madison Gas and Electric CX(s) Applied: B5.22 Date: 12/29/2011 Location(s): Wisconsin Offices(s): Golden Field Office December 21, 2011 CX-007436: Categorical Exclusion Determination Whey Waste to Energy - GreenWhey Energy, LLC CX(s) Applied: A9, A11 Date: 12/21/2011 Location(s): Wisconsin Offices(s): Golden Field Office December 20, 2011 CX-007459: Categorical Exclusion Determination Significant Cost Improvement of Lithium-Ion Cells CX(s) Applied: B5.1 Date: 12/20/2011 Location(s): California, Michigan, Wisconsin, Oregon Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory November 30, 2011 CX-007691: Categorical Exclusion Determination

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Lake Roosevelt Rainbow Trout Habitat/Passage Improvement Project, Annual Report 2002-2003.  

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The construction of Chief Joseph and Grand Coulee Dams completely and irrevocably blocked anadromous fish migrations to the Upper Columbia River. Historically this area hosted vast numbers of salmon returning to their natal waters to reproduce and die. For the native peoples of the region, salmon and steelhead were a principle food source, providing physical nourishment and spiritual sustenance, and contributing to the religious practices and the cultural basis of tribal communities. The decaying remains of spawned-out salmon carcasses contributed untold amounts of nutrients into the aquatic, aerial, and terrestrial ecosystems of tributary habitats in the upper basin. Near the present site of Kettle Falls, Washington, the second largest Indian fishery in the state existed for thousands of years. Returning salmon were caught in nets and baskets or speared on their migration to the headwater of the Columbia River in British Columbia. Catch estimates at Kettle Falls range from 600,000 in 1940 to two (2) million around the turn of the century (UCUT, Report No.2). The loss of anadromous fish limited the opportunities for fisheries management and enhancement exclusively to those actions addressed to resident fish. The Lake Roosevelt Rainbow Trout Habitat/Passage Improvement Project is a mitigation project intended to enhance resident fish populations and to partially mitigate for anadromous fish losses caused by hydropower system impacts. This substitution of resident fish for anadromous fish losses is considered in-place and out-of-kind mitigation. Upstream migration and passage barriers limit the amount of spawning and rearing habitat that might otherwise be utilized by rainbow trout. The results of even limited stream surveys and habitat inventories indicated that a potential for increased natural production exists. However, the lack of any comprehensive enhancement measures prompted the Upper Columbia United Tribes Fisheries Center (UCUT), Colville Confederated Tribes (CCT), Spokane Tribe of Indians (STI) and Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) to develop and propose a comprehensive fishery management plan for Lake Roosevelt. The Rainbow Trout Habitat/Passage Improvement Project (LRHIP) was designed with goals directed towards increasing natural production while maintaining genetic integrity among current tributary stocks. The initial phase of the Lake Roosevelt Habitat Improvement Project (Phase I, baseline data collection: 1990-91) was focused on the assessment of limiting factors, including the quality and quantity of available spawning gravel, identification of passage barriers, and assessment of other constraints. After the initial assessment of stream parameters, five streams meeting specific criteria were selected for habitat/passage improvement projects (Phase II, implementation -1992-1995). Four of these projects were on the Colville Indian Reservation South Nanamkin, North Nanamkin, Louie and Iron Creeks and one Blue Creek was on the Spokane Indian Reservation. At the completion of project habitat improvements, the final phase (Phase III, monitoring-1996-2000) began. This phase assessed