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A flexible control system for flexible manufacturing systems  

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in developing nations. The current efforts in automation are identified as flexible manufacturing systems (FMSs) if they are limited to the shop floor or computer integrated manufacturing (CIM) if they include front office functions including computer aided... Unfortunately, CIM systems are ?virtually out of reach of most of the small companies that could most benefit from CIM,? because no commercial software is available to perform integrated control over the individual shop floor components (Smith and Joshi, 1995...

Scott, Wesley Dane

2004-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Flexible assembly robotics for self-optimizing production  

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This paper provides an overview of the research results on self-optimizing production systems. Self-optimization strategies developed for assembly systems will be presented focusing on the enhancement of flexibility of assembly processes through a holistic ... Keywords: assembly, cooperating robots, self-optimization, sensor-guidance

Sebastian Haag; Nicolas Pyschny; Christian Brecher

2011-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Flexibility in 21st Century Power Systems  

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Flexibility of operation--the ability of a power system to respond to change in demand and supply--is a characteristic of all power systems. Flexibility is especially prized in twenty-first century power systems, with higher levels of grid-connected variable renewable energy (primarily, wind and solar). This paper summarizes the analytic frameworks that have emerged to measure this characteristic and distills key principles of flexibility for policy makers.

Cochran, J.; Miller, M.; Zinaman, O.; Milligan, M.; Arent, D.; Palmintier, B.; O'Malley, M.; Mueller, S.; Lannoye, E.; Tuohy, A.; Kujala, B.; Sommer, M.; Holttinen, H.; Kiviluoma, J.; Soonee, S. K.

2014-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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NREL: Energy Analysis: Electric System Flexibility and Storage  

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Electric System Flexibility and Storage Electric System Flexibility and Storage Options for Increasing Electric System Flexibility to Accommodate Higher Levels of Variable Renewable Electricity Increased electric system flexibility, needed to enable electricity supply-demand balance with high levels of renewable generation, can come from a portfolio of supply- and demand-side options, including flexible conventional generation, grid storage, curtailment of some renewable generation, new transmission, and more responsive loads. NREL's electric system flexibility studies investigate the role of various electric system flexibility options on large-scale deployment of renewable energy. NREL's electric system flexibility analyses show that: Key factors in improving grid flexibility include (1) increasing the

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Development of Fuel-Flexible Combustion Systems Utilizing Opportunity...  

Office of Environmental Management (EM)

Fuel-Flexible Combustion Systems Utilizing Opportunity Fuels in Gas Turbines - Fact Sheet, May 2014 Development of Fuel-Flexible Combustion Systems Utilizing Opportunity Fuels in...

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Fuel-Flexible Microturbine and Gasifier System for Combined Heat...  

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

Flexible Microturbine and Gasifier System for Combined Heat and Power Fuel-Flexible Microturbine and Gasifier System for Combined Heat and Power Capstone Turbine Corporation, in...

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Electricity for road transport, flexible power systems and wind...  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Electricity for road transport, flexible power systems and wind power (Smart Grid Project) Jump to: navigation, search Project Name Electricity for road transport, flexible power...

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Empowering Variable Renewables: Options for Flexible Electricity Systems |  

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Empowering Variable Renewables: Options for Flexible Electricity Systems Empowering Variable Renewables: Options for Flexible Electricity Systems Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Empowering Variable Renewables: Options for Flexible Electricity Systems Agency/Company /Organization: International Energy Agency Sector: Energy Focus Area: Renewable Energy Topics: Market analysis, Technology characterizations Resource Type: Publications Website: www.iea.org/g8/2008/Empowering_Variable_Renewables.pdf Empowering Variable Renewables: Options for Flexible Electricity Systems Screenshot References: Empowering Variable Renewables: Options for Flexible Electricity Systems[1] Summary "Increasing the share of renewables in energy portfolios is a key tool in the drive to reduce anthropogenic carbon dioxide emissions, as well as

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ORIGINAL PAPER Flexible product platforms: framework and case study  

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a platform design process in response to such future uncertainty. The process consists of seven iterative demand, and speci- fication changes. We show how embedding flexibility suppresses change propagation customers through high product variety. This demanded a corresponding decrease in development time

de Weck, Olivier L.

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Flexible Conversion Ratio Fast Reactor Systems Evaluation  

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Conceptual designs of lead-cooled and liquid salt-cooled fast flexible conversion ratio reactors were developed. Both concepts have cores reated at 2400 MWt placed in a large-pool-type vessel with dual-free level, which also contains four intermediate heat exchanges coupling a primary coolant to a compact and efficient supercritical CO2 Brayton cycle power conversion system. Decay heat is removed passively using an enhanced Reactor Vessel Auxiliary Cooling System and a Passive Secondary Auxiliary Cooling System. The most important findings were that (1) it is feasible to design the lead-cooled and salt-cooled reactor with the flexible conversion ratio (CR) in the range of CR=0 and CR=1 n a manner that achieves inherent reactor shutdown in unprotected accidents, (2) the salt-cooled reactor requires Lithium thermal Expansion Modules to overcme the inherent salt coolant's large positive coolant temperature reactivity coefficient, (3) the preferable salt for fast spectrum high power density cores is NaCl-Kcl-MgCl2 as opposed to fluoride salts due to its better themal-hydraulic and neutronic characteristics, and (4) both reactor, but attain power density 3 times smaller than that of the sodium-cooled reactor.

Neil Todreas; Pavel Hejzlar

2008-06-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Flexibility in 21st Century Power Systems (Fact Sheet)  

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Flexibility of operation--the ability of a power system to respond to change in demand and supply--is a characteristic of all power systems. Flexibility is especially prized in twenty-first century power systems, with higher levels of grid-connected variable renewable energy (primarily, wind and solar). Sources of flexibility exist--and can be enhanced--across all of the physical and institutional elements of the power system, including system operations and markets, demand side resources and storage; generation; and transmission networks. Accessing flexibility requires significant planning to optimize investments and ensure that both short- and long-time power system requirements are met.

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2014-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Flexibility in 21st Century Power Systems  

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usage * Flexible demand-side resources: incorporation of smart grids to enable demand response, storage, responsive distributed generation, and other means for customers to...

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Flexibility assessment in nuclear energy dominated systems with  

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generation (2008). The study evaluates the ability of nuclear reactors to follow the load under severalEA 4272 Flexibility assessment in nuclear energy dominated systems with increased wind energy;1 Flexibility assessment in nuclear energy dominated systems with increased wind energy shares Rodica Loisel

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Fully portable, highly flexible dilution refrigerator systems for neutron scattering  

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775 Fully portable, highly flexible dilution refrigerator systems for neutron scattering P. A systems developed specifically for neutron scattering environ- ments. The refrigerators are completely relatively recently however, the lowest temperatures available in almost all neutron scattering laboratories

Boyer, Edmond

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Robotic Communication Systems for Flexible, Sustainable, Affordable, and  

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by a Wireless Surface Local Area Network (WSLAN) consisting of small solar-powered communication towers, and flexible exploration of the solar system. However, current space communication systems are monolithic

Liberatore, Vincenzo

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Exploring Flexible Strategies in Engineering Systems Using Screening Models Applications to Offshore Petroleum Projects  

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to Offshore Petroleum Projects by Jijun Lin B.E., Mechanical Engineering, Beijing University of Aeronautics Flexible Strategies in Engineering Systems Using Screening Models Applications to Offshore Petroleum, such as offshore petroleum exploration and production systems, generally require a significant amount of capital

de Weck, Olivier L.

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Impact of Generator Flexibility on Electric System Costs and Integration of Renewable Energy  

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Flexibility of traditional generators plays an important role in accommodating the increased variability and uncertainty of wind and solar on the electric power system. Increased flexibility can be achieved with changes to operational practices or upgrades to existing generation. One challenge is in understanding the value of increasing flexibility, and how this value may change given higher levels of variable generation. This study uses a commercial production cost model to measure the impact of generator flexibility on the integration of wind and solar generators. We use a system that is based on two balancing areas in the Western United States with a range of wind and solar penetrations between 15% and 60%, where instantaneous penetration of wind and solar is limited to 80%.

Palchak, D.; Denholm, P.

2014-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Electricity for road transport, flexible power systems and wind power  

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road transport, flexible power systems and wind power road transport, flexible power systems and wind power (Smart Grid Project) Jump to: navigation, search Project Name Electricity for road transport, flexible power systems and wind power Country Denmark Coordinates 56.26392°, 9.501785° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":56.26392,"lon":9.501785,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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A flexible information management system for supporting manufacturing activities  

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The lack of seamless information interchange hinders the accomplishment of manufacturing activities, which are related to the efficient bi-directional flow of information, coordination of decisions and enhancement of assimilation of practices within ... Keywords: data exchange, flexibility, information flow, information management, information sharing, information systems, manufacturing activities, object technology

G. T. S. Ho; H. C. W. Lau; C. K. M. Lee; A. W. H. Ip

2007-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Framework for Flexible Access Control in Digital Library Systems  

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to merely control access to documents local to the digital library. The access control policies are often called DACM (Document Access Control Methods). The basic idea is geared toward discretionary accessA Framework for Flexible Access Control in Digital Library Systems Indrajit Ray and Sudip

Ray, Indrajit

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System of fabricating a flexible electrode array  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An image is captured or otherwise converted into a signal in an artificial vision system. The signal is transmitted to the retina utilizing an implant. The implant consists of a polymer substrate made of a compliant material such as poly(dimethylsiloxane) or PDMS. The polymer substrate is conformable to the shape of the retina. Electrodes and conductive leads are embedded in the polymer substrate. The conductive leads and the electrodes transmit the signal representing the image to the cells in the retina. The signal representing the image stimulates cells in the retina.

Krulevitch, Peter (Pleasanton, CA); Polla, Dennis L. (Roseville, MN); Maghribi, Mariam N. (Davis, CA); Hamilton, Julie (Tracy, CA); Humayun, Mark S. (La Canada, CA); Weiland, James D. (Valencia, CA)

2010-10-12T23:59:59.000Z

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System of fabricating a flexible electrode array  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An image is captured or otherwise converted into a signal in an artificial vision system. The signal is transmitted to the retina utilizing an implant. The implant consists of a polymer substrate made of a compliant material such as poly(dimethylsiloxane) or PDMS. The polymer substrate is conformable to the shape of the retina. Electrodes and conductive leads are embedded in the polymer substrate. The conductive leads and the electrodes transmit the signal representing the image to the cells in the retina. The signal representing the image stimulates cells in the retina.

Krulevitch, Peter (Pleasanton, CA); Polla, Dennis L. (Roseville, MN); Maghribi, Mariam N. (Davis, CA); Hamilton, Julie (Tracy, CA); Humayun, Mark S. (La Canada, CA); Weiland, James D. (Valencia, CA)

2012-01-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimally Controlled Flexible Fuel Powertrain System  

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The primary objective of this project was to develop a true Flex Fuel Vehicle capable of running on any blend of ethanol from 0 to 85% with reduced penalty in usable vehicle range. A research and development program, targeting 10% improvement in fuel economy using a direct injection (DI) turbocharged spark ignition engine was conducted. In this project a gasoline-optimized high-technology engine was considered and the hardware and configuration modifications were defined for the engine, fueling system, and air path. Combined with a novel engine control strategy, control software, and calibration this resulted in a highly efficient and clean FFV concept. It was also intended to develop robust detection schemes of the ethanol content in the fuel integrated with adaptive control algorithms for optimized turbocharged direct injection engine combustion. The approach relies heavily on software-based adaptation and optimization striving for minimal modifications to the gasoline-optimized engine hardware system. Our ultimate objective was to develop a compact control methodology that takes advantage of any ethanol-based fuel mixture and not compromise the engine performance under gasoline operation.

Hakan Yilmaz; Mark Christie; Anna Stefanopoulou

2010-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Flexible metallic seal for transition duct in turbine system  

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A turbine system is disclosed. In one embodiment, the turbine system includes a transition duct. The transition duct includes an inlet, an outlet, and a passage extending between the inlet and the outlet and defining a longitudinal axis, a radial axis, and a tangential axis. The outlet of the transition duct is offset from the inlet along the longitudinal axis and the tangential axis. The transition duct further includes an interface member for interfacing with a turbine section. The turbine system further includes a flexible metallic seal contacting the interface member to provide a seal between the interface member and the turbine section.

Flanagan, James Scott; LeBegue, Jeffrey Scott; McMahan, Kevin Weston; Dillard, Daniel Jackson; Pentecost, Ronnie Ray

2014-04-22T23:59:59.000Z

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Flexible CHP System with Low NOx, CO, and VOC Emissions - Presentation...  

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

CHP System with Low NOx, CO, and VOC Emissions - Presentation by the Gas Technology Institute (GTI), June 2011 Flexible CHP System with Low NOx, CO, and VOC Emissions -...

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Flexible CHP System with Low NOx, CO and VOC Emissions | Department...  

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Emissions Flexible CHP System with Low NOx, CO and VOC Emissions Introduction A combined heat and power (CHP) system can be a financially attractive energy option for many...

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ARAC: A flexible real-time dose consequence assessment system  

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Since its beginning, the Atmospheric Release Advisory Capability (ARAC), an emergency radiological dose assessment service of the US Government, has been called on to do consequence assessments for releases into the atmosphere of radionuclides and a variety of other substances. Some of the more noteworthy emergency responses have been for the Three Mile Island and Chernobyl nuclear power reactor accidents, and more recently, for a cloud of gases from a rail-car spill into the Sacramento river of the herbicide metam sodium, smoke from hundreds of burning oil wells in Kuwait, and ash clouds from the eruption of Mt. Pinatubo. The spatial scales of these responses range from local, to regional, to global, and the response periods from hours, to weeks, to months. Because of the variety of requirements of each unique assessment, ARAC has developed and maintains a flexible system of people, computer software and hardware.

Ellis, J.S.; Sullivan, T.J.

1993-10-07T23:59:59.000Z

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ACC03-ASME0018 Controller Design for Flexible Systems with Friction  

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ACC03-ASME0018 Controller Design for Flexible Systems with Friction: Linear Programming Approach of friction is presented. A linear program- ming technique for finding an optimal control of linear flexible systems is extended to frictional systems. A floating oscillator is used in the development, where

Singh, Tarunraj

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Port-based modeling and simulation of mechanical systems with rigid and flexible links  

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In this paper, a systematic procedure for the definition of the dynamical model in port-Hamiltonian form of mechanical systems is presented as the result of the power-conserving interconnection of a set of basic components (rigid bodies, flexible links, ... Keywords: flexible mechanisms, mechanisms dynamics, modeling, port-Hamiltonian systems, simulation

Alessandro Macchelli; Claudio Melchiorri; Stefano Stramigioli

2009-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High Altitude Wind Power Systems: A Survey on Flexible Power Kites Mariam Ahmed*  

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High Altitude Wind Power Systems: A Survey on Flexible Power Kites Mariam Ahmed* Grenoble wind power using a kite-based system, and the proposed structures *Corresponding author Mariam.AHMED@g2

Boyer, Edmond

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Flexible engine control system for the development of innovative combustion processes  

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Daimler, IAV and Etas present a flexible engine control system for the development of innovative combustion processes. The functionality of conventional indication systems has ... important step in forwarding the...

Dr. Josef Steuer; Dr. Michael Mladek; Christian Dengler

2009-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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FLEXIBILITY IN WATER RESOURCES MANAGEMENT: REVIEW OF CONCEPTS AND DEVELOPMENT OF ASSESSMENT MEASURES FOR FLOOD MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS1  

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FLEXIBILITY IN WATER RESOURCES MANAGEMENT: REVIEW OF CONCEPTS AND DEVELOPMENT OF ASSESSMENT around adapting water management systems to climate change often express the need to increase system it means to have a flexible water management system, what features of a system make it more flexible than

Tullos, Desiree

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Introducing Flexible Quantity Contracts into Distributed SoC and Embedded System Design Processes  

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Introducing Flexible Quantity Contracts into Distributed SoC and Embedded System Design Processes and flexible contracts regulate cooperation and cost distribution. The process ef- fectively delays the design a distributed design process. Today we already find dis- tributed design processes in automotive engineering

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Modeling and Analysis of Flexible Queueing Systems Suri Gurumurthi,1  

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of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139 2 Graduate Program of processing more than one customer class. Customer classes can vary in demand rate and routing flexibility incoming calls can be routed. Different links may carry different capacities or provide different response

Benjaafar, Saifallah

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Flexible, integrated NGL recovery/nitrogen rejection systems  

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As the oil and gas industry uses nitrogen to recover more of the expensive hydrocarbons below the ground, there is a need for gas processing facilities above the ground that can efficiently and effectively handle the nitrogen coproduced with the hydrocarbon stream. Some of the key general economic variables that must be considered when evaluating proposed nitrogen rejection projects are reviewed. This work discusses the design of the nitrogen/ natural gas processing facilities. It also reviews these process specific criteria and examines some pertinent examples of process design and equipment selection features, which provide the flexibility and integration required to meet the demands of these interrelated driving forces.

Browne, L.W.; Aberle, J.L.

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Examination system utilizing ionizing radiation and a flexible, miniature radiation detector probe  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An optimized examination system and method based on the Reverse Geometry X-Ray{trademark} (RGX{trademark}) radiography technique are presented. The examination system comprises a radiation source, at least one flexible, miniature radiation detector probe positioned in appropriate proximity to the object to be examined and to the radiation source with the object located between the source and the probe, a photodetector device attachable to an end of the miniature radiation probe, and a control unit integrated with a display device connected to the photodetector device. The miniature radiation detector probe comprises a scintillation element, a flexible light guide having a first end optically coupled to the scintillation element and having a second end attachable to the photodetector device, and an opaque, environmentally-resistant sheath surrounding the flexible light guide. The probe may be portable and insertable, or may be fixed in place within the object to be examined. An enclosed, flexible, liquid light guide is also presented, which comprises a thin-walled flexible tube, a liquid, preferably mineral oil, contained within the tube, a scintillation element located at a first end of the tube, closures located at both ends of the tube, and an opaque, environmentally-resistant sheath surrounding the flexible tube. The examination system and method have applications in non-destructive material testing for voids, cracks, and corrosion, and may be used in areas containing hazardous materials. In addition, the system and method have applications for medical and dental imaging. 5 figs.

Majewski, S.; Kross, B.J.; Zorn, C.J.; Majewski, L.A.

1996-10-22T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimal control of a hybrid production/remanufacturing system using one shared resource  

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Optimal control of a hybrid production/remanufacturing system using one shared resource Lâm Laurent. Such systems are called hybrid production/remanufacturing systems and have received a growing attention. Sharing resources increases the flexibility of the system but complicates the production

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Flexible allocation and space management in storage systems  

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In this dissertation, we examine some of the challenges faced by the emerging networked storage systems. We focus on two main issues. Current file systems allocate storage statically at the time of their creation. This results in many suboptimal...

Kang, Suk Woo

2007-09-17T23:59:59.000Z

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Reliability analysis of a passive cooling system using a response surface with an application to the Flexible Conversion Ratio Reactor .  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??A comprehensive risk-informed methodology for passive safety system design and performance assessment is presented and demonstrated on the Flexible Conversion Ratio Reactor (FCRR). First, the (more)

Fong, Christopher J. (Christopher Joseph)

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A flexible safeguarding system for experimental set-ups  

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A modular safeguarding system is described. It has only two elements, a sensor module and a command module. It is assumed that the sensors have a normal output state corresponding to a closed switch contact. Each sensor module passes on the state of a sensor by multiple (electrically independent) relay contacts. Each device is activated by a command module with two sensing circuits which are wired through the appropriate sensor modules. Overruling of the output of a sensor module in an 'unsafe' state is possible by means of a front panel switch. This is indicated by a panel light, and the input, i.e. the state of the sensor, is still indicated. Designing and wiring a safeguarding system is very simple and the experimenter need only design the system logic, i.e. decide for each command module the sensor modules on which the operation of the device depends.

H C W Beijerinck; A H M Habets; B W L M Sessink; N F Verster

1974-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Comprehensive assessment of flexibility of the wind power industry chain  

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Abstract A number of energy development plans have been released in China in recent decades. These plans were aimed at promoting the optimization of the Chinese energy industry structure and achieving emission reduction targets by encouraging the development of clean energies such as wind energy. The sustainable development of the clean energy industry chain faces a number of challenges, one of which is the lack of flexibility. This has led to some serious issues associated with clean power industries such as wind power and it is timely to investigate the flexibility of the wind power industry chain to ensure its sustainable development. A hybrid research methodology has been employed in this study to identify most critical factors that affect the flexibility level of the wind power industry chain. These factors are related to seven types of flexibility, i.e. structural flexibility, production flexibility, operational flexibility, technological flexibility, development flexibility, construction flexibility, and policy flexibility. A flexibility assessment index system classified according to upstream, midstream and downstream industry supply chain has been established for the wind power industry chain and a Matter-element extension model was adopted to determine the level of flexibility. The flexibility deviation of the main factors that affect the flexibility of wind power was calculated using sensitivity analysis. The case study suggested that it is feasible to utilize this novel method to evaluate the flexibility of the wind power industry chain. The outcomes of the flexibility analysis provide useful information to assist the decision making process of both government and industry.

Cun-Bin Li; Hong-Yi Chen; Jiang Zhu; Jian Zuo; George Zillante; Zhen-Yu Zhao

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Impact analysis of a flexible air transportation system  

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-OR), School of Architecture, Civil and Envi- ronmental Engineering (ENAC), Ecole Polytechnique F´ed´erale de)1 . Consequently, sustainability of current transportation systems is threat- ened by increased energy consumption, re- sulting in frequent congestion and delays. The trade-off between the sustainability

Bierlaire, Michel

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Fast and Flexible Application-Level Networking on Exokernel Systems  

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, and RUSSELL HUNT Massachusetts Institute of Technology and THOMAS PINCKNEY Vividon, Inc. Application-based implementations and factor of 3­8 increases compared to conven- tional systems. Webswamp can offer loads measurements and profiling, these overall performance improvements are also broken down and attributed

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Theoretical Design of Molecular Electrocatalysts with Flexible Pendant Amines for Hydrogen Production and Oxidation  

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The design of hydrogen oxidation and production catalysts is important for the development of alternative renewable energy sources. The overall objective is to maximize the turnover frequency and minimize the overpotential. In an effort to assist in the design of such catalysts, we use computational methods to examine a variety of nickel-based molecular electrocatalysts with pendant amines. Our studies focus on the proton-coupled electron transfer (PCET) process involving electron transfer between the complex and the electrode and intramolecular proton transfer between the nickel center and the nitrogen of the pendant amine. The concerted PCET mechanism, which tends to require a lower overpotential, is favored by a smaller equilibrium Ni-N distance and a more flexible pendant amine ligand, thereby decreasing the energetic penalty for the nitrogen to approach the nickel center for proton transfer. These calculations provide design principles that will be useful for developing the next generation of hydrogen catalysts. This research was supported as part of the Center for Molecular Electrocatalysis, an Energy Frontier Research Center funded by the U. S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, Office of Basic Energy Sciences.

Fernandez, Laura; Horvath, Samantha; Hammes-Schiffer, Sharon

2013-02-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Exploring flexible strategies in engineering systems using screening models : applications to offshore petroleum projects  

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Engineering Systems, such as offshore petroleum exploration and production systems, generally require a significant amount of capital investment under various technical and market uncertainties. Choosing appropriate designs ...

Lin, Jijun, Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Production System DesignProduction System DesignProduction System DesignProduction System Design ContestContestContestContest I&ME 458 Spring 2010  

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Production System DesignProduction System DesignProduction System DesignProduction System Design ContestContestContestContest I&ME 458 ­ Spring 2010 The Production System Design Contest is a chance" during the final exam period. Objectives Each team will design a production system to meet customer

Sobek II, Durward K.

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Intranet based system for a product innovation management process  

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A high quality product development process is a critical success factor for product innovations. Many companies have developed process models to support the management of product innovation processes. The defined management process models are not always flexible enough and sufficiently easy to use to ensure their regular usage in companies. This study utilises the possibilities of internet technologies to build a system to promote product innovation management (PIM), to support the use of management process models and to meet the defined development requirements for PIM. Our paper describes the developed system and clarifies its possibilities, advantages and limitations. The system includes different process models, it assists in the selection of an appropriate process model, and provides instructions for the implementation of the different stages in the PIM process. The developed system provides companies with a framework for building their own management systems.

Petteri Piippo; Jouni Koivuniemi; Hannu Karkkainen; Markku Tuominen; Takaya Ichimura

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Fuel Flexible Combustion Systems for High-Efficiency Utilization of Opportunity Fuels in Gas Turbines  

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The purpose of this program was to develop low-emissions, efficient fuel-flexible combustion technology which enables operation of a given gas turbine on a wider range of opportunity fuels that lie outside of current natural gas-centered fuel specifications. The program encompasses a selection of important, representative fuels of opportunity for gas turbines with widely varying fundamental properties of combustion. The research program covers conceptual and detailed combustor design, fabrication, and testing of retrofitable and/or novel fuel-flexible gas turbine combustor hardware, specifically advanced fuel nozzle technology, at full-scale gas turbine combustor conditions. This project was performed over the period of October 2008 through September 2011 under Cooperative Agreement DE-FC26-08NT05868 for the U.S. Department of Energy/National Energy Technology Laboratory (USDOE/NETL) entitled "Fuel Flexible Combustion Systems for High-Efficiency Utilization of Opportunity Fuels in Gas Turbines". The overall objective of this program was met with great success. GE was able to successfully demonstrate the operability of two fuel-flexible combustion nozzles over a wide range of opportunity fuels at heavy-duty gas turbine conditions while meeting emissions goals. The GE MS6000B ("6B") gas turbine engine was chosen as the target platform for new fuel-flexible premixer development. Comprehensive conceptual design and analysis of new fuel-flexible premixing nozzles were undertaken. Gas turbine cycle models and detailed flow network models of the combustor provide the premixer conditions (temperature, pressure, pressure drops, velocities, and air flow splits) and illustrate the impact of widely varying fuel flow rates on the combustor. Detailed chemical kinetic mechanisms were employed to compare some fundamental combustion characteristics of the target fuels, including flame speeds and lean blow-out behavior. Perfectly premixed combustion experiments were conducted to provide experimental combustion data of our target fuels at gas turbine conditions. Based on an initial assessment of premixer design requirements and challenges, the most promising sub-scale premixer concepts were evaluated both experimentally and computationally. After comprehensive screening tests, two best performing concepts were scaled up for further development. High pressure single nozzle tests were performed with the scaled premixer concepts at target gas turbine conditions with opportunity fuels. Single-digit NOx emissions were demonstrated for syngas fuels. Plasma-assisted pilot technology was demonstrated to enhance ignition capability and provide additional flame stability margin to a standard premixing fuel nozzle. However, the impact of plasma on NOx emissions was observed to be unacceptable given the goals of this program and difficult to avoid.

Venkatesan, Krishna

2011-11-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Reliability analysis of a passive cooling system using a response surface with an application to the Flexible Conversion Ratio Reactor  

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A comprehensive risk-informed methodology for passive safety system design and performance assessment is presented and demonstrated on the Flexible Conversion Ratio Reactor (FCRR). First, the methodology provides a framework ...

Fong, Christopher J. (Christopher Joseph)

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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FUEL-FLEXIBLE GASIFICATION-COMBUSTION TECHNOLOGY FOR PRODUCTION OF H2 AND SEQUESTRATION-READY CO2  

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It is expected that in the 21st century the Nation will continue to rely on fossil fuels for electricity, transportation, and chemicals. It will be necessary to improve both the thermodynamic efficiency and environmental impact performance of fossil fuel utilization. General Electric Energy and Environmental Research Corporation (GE-EER) has developed an innovative fuel-flexible Advanced Gasification-Combustion (AGC) concept to produce H{sub 2} and sequestration-ready CO{sub 2} from solid fuels. The AGC module offers potential for reduced cost and increased energy efficiency relative to conventional gasification and combustion systems. GE-EER was awarded a Vision-21 program from U.S. DOE NETL to develop the AGC technology. Work on this three-year program started on October 1, 2000. The project team includes GE-EER, California Energy Commission, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, and T. R. Miles, Technical Consultants, Inc. In the AGC technology, coal/opportunity fuels and air are simultaneously converted into separate streams of (1) pure hydrogen that can be utilized in fuel cells, (2) sequestration-ready CO{sub 2}, and (3) high temperature/pressure oxygen depleted air to produce electricity in a gas turbine. The process produces near-zero emissions and, based on preliminary modeling work in the first quarter of this program, has an estimated process efficiency of approximately 67% based on electrical and H{sub 2} energy outputs relative to the higher heating value of coal. The three-year R and D program will determine the operating conditions that maximize separation of CO{sub 2} and pollutants from the vent gas, while simultaneously maximizing coal conversion efficiency and hydrogen production. The program integrates lab-, bench- and pilot-scale studies to demonstrate the AGC concept. This is the 1st quarterly progress report for the Vision-21 AGC program supported by U.S. DOE NETL (Contract: DE-FC26-00FT40974). This report summarizes program accomplishments for the period starting October 1, 2000 and ending December 31, 2000. The report includes an introduction summarizing the AGC concept, main program tasks, objectives of this program, and provides a summary of initial program activities covering program management and preliminary progress in first year tasks including lab- and bench-scale design, facilities preparation, and process/kinetic modeling. More over, the report presents and discusses preliminary results particularly form the bench-scale design and process modeling efforts including a process flow diagram that incorporates the AGC module with other vision-21 plant components with the objective of maximizing H{sub 2} production and process efficiency.

George Rizeq; Ravi Kumar; Janice West; Vitali Lissianski; Neil Widmer; Vladimir Zamansky

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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AMO Fuel and Feedstock Flexibility: Fuel-Flexible Combustion System for Refinery and Chemical Plant Process Heaters  

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Fact sheet summarizing a project to develop and demonstrate a full-scale fuel handling and combustion system

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Fuel-Flexible Gasification-Combustion Technology for Production of H2 and Sequestration-Ready CO2  

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In the near future, the nation will continue to rely on fossil fuels for electricity, transportation, and chemicals. It is necessary to improve both the process efficiency and environmental impact of fossil fuel utilization including greenhouse gas management. GE Global Research (GEGR) investigated an innovative fuel-flexible Unmixed Fuel Processor (UFP) technology with potential to produce H{sub 2}, power, and sequestration-ready CO{sub 2} from coal and other solid fuels. The UFP technology offers the long-term potential for reduced cost, increased process efficiency relative to conventional gasification and combustion systems, and near-zero pollutant emissions. GE was awarded a contract from U.S. DOE NETL to investigate and develop the UFP technology. Work started on the Phase I program in October 2000 and on the Phase II effort in April 2005. In the UFP technology, coal, water and air are simultaneously converted into (1) hydrogen rich stream that can be utilized in fuel cells or turbines, (2) CO{sub 2} rich stream for sequestration, and (3) high temperature/pressure vitiated air stream to produce electricity in a gas turbine expander. The process produces near-zero emissions with an estimated efficiency higher than Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle (IGCC) process with conventional CO{sub 2} separation. The Phase I R&D program established the chemical feasibility of the major reactions of the integrated UFP technology through lab-, bench- and pilot-scale testing. A risk analysis session was carried out at the end of Phase I effort to identify the major risks in the UFP technology and a plan was developed to mitigate these risks in the Phase II of the program. The Phase II effort focused on three high-risk areas: economics, lifetime of solids used in the UFP process, and product gas quality for turbines (or the impact of impurities in the coal on the overall system). The economic analysis included estimating the capital cost as well as the costs of hydrogen and electricity for a full-scale UFP plant. These costs were benchmarked with IGCC polygen plants with similar level of CO{sub 2} capture. Based on the promising economic analysis comparison results (performed with the help from Worley Parsons), GE recommended a 'Go' decision in April 2006 to continue the experimental investigation of the UFP technology to address the remaining risks i.e. solids lifetime and the impact of impurities in the coal on overall system. Solids attrition and lifetime risk was addressed via bench-scale experiments that monitor solids performance over time and by assessing materials interactions at operating conditions. The product gas under the third reactor (high-temperature vitiated air) operating conditions was evaluated to assess the concentration of particulates, pollutants and other impurities relative to the specifications required for gas turbine feed streams. During this investigation, agglomeration of solids used in the UFP process was identified as a serious risk that impacts the lifetime of the solids and in turn feasibility of the UFP technology. The main causes of the solids agglomeration were the combination of oxygen transfer material (OTM) reduction at temperatures {approx}1000 C and interaction between OTM and CO{sub 2} absorbing material (CAM) at high operating temperatures (>1200 C). At the end of phase II, in March 2008, GEGR recommended a 'No-go' decision for taking the UFP technology to the next level of development, i.e. development of a 3-5 MW prototype system, at this time. GEGR further recommended focused materials development research programs on improving the performance and lifetime of solids materials used in UFP or chemical looping technologies. The scale-up activities would be recommended only after mitigating the risks involved with the agglomeration and overall lifetime of the solids. This is the final report for the phase II of the DOE-funded Vision 21 program entitled 'Fuel-Flexible Gasification-Combustion Technology for Production of H{sub 2} and Sequestration-Ready CO{sub 2}' (DOE Award No.

Parag Kulkarni; Jie Guan; Raul Subia; Zhe Cui; Jeff Manke; Arnaldo Frydman; Wei Wei; Roger Shisler; Raul Ayala; om McNulty; George Rizeq; Vladimir Zamansky; Kelly Fletcher

2008-03-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Flexible Solar-Energy Harvesting System on Plastic with Thin-film LC Oscillators Operating Above ft for  

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Flexible Solar-Energy Harvesting System on Plastic with Thin-film LC Oscillators Operating Above ft- This paper presents an energy-harvesting system consisting of amorphous-silicon (a-Si) solar cells and thin of the energy-harvesting system. The solar module consists of solar cells in series operating at an output

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Direct and precise measurement of displacement and velocity of flexible web in roll-to-roll manufacturing systems  

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Interest in the production of printed electronics using a roll-to-roll system has gradually increased due to its low mass-production costs and compatibility with flexible substrate. To improve the accuracy of roll-to-roll manufacturing systems, the movement of the web needs to be measured precisely in advance. In this paper, a novel measurement method is developed to measure the displacement and velocity of the web precisely and directly. The proposed algorithm is based on the traditional single field encoder principle, and the scale grating has been replaced with a printed grating on the web. Because a printed grating cannot be as accurate as a scale grating in a traditional encoder, there will inevitably be variations in pitch and line-width, and the motion of the web should be measured even though there are variations in pitch and line-width in the printed grating patterns. For this reason, the developed algorithm includes a precise method of estimating the variations in pitch. In addtion, a method of correcting the Lissajous curve is presented for precision phase interpolation to improve measurement accuracy by correcting Lissajous circle to unit circle. The performance of the developed method is evaluated by simulation and experiment. In the experiment, the displacement error was less than 2.5 ?m and the velocity error of 1? was about 0.25%, while the grating scale moved 30 mm.

Kang, Dongwoo; Lee, Eonseok; Choi, Young-Man; Lee, Taik-Min [Advanced Manufacturing Systems Research Division, Korea Institute of Machinery and Materials, 156 Gajeongbuk-Ro, Yuseong-Gu, Daejeon 305-343 (Korea, Republic of)] [Advanced Manufacturing Systems Research Division, Korea Institute of Machinery and Materials, 156 Gajeongbuk-Ro, Yuseong-Gu, Daejeon 305-343 (Korea, Republic of); Kim, Duk Young [Nano-Opto-Mechatronics Lab., Dept. of Mechanical Eng., KAIST, 335 Gwahangno, Yuseong-Gu, Daejeon 305-701 (Korea, Republic of)] [Nano-Opto-Mechatronics Lab., Dept. of Mechanical Eng., KAIST, 335 Gwahangno, Yuseong-Gu, Daejeon 305-701 (Korea, Republic of); Kim, Dongmin [Korea Research Institute of Standards and Science, 267 Gajeong-Ro, Yuseong-Gu, Daejeon 305-340 (Korea, Republic of)] [Korea Research Institute of Standards and Science, 267 Gajeong-Ro, Yuseong-Gu, Daejeon 305-340 (Korea, Republic of)

2013-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Chapter 7 - Chemical-looping processes for fuel-flexible combustion and fuel production  

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Abstract Chemical-Looping Combustion (CLC) is a rapidly emerging technology for clean combustion of fossil and renewable fuels. In CLC, the combustion of a fuel is broken down into two, spatially separated steps: The oxidation of fuel in contact with an oxygen carrier (typically a metal oxide), and the subsequent reoxidation of the carrier with air. CLC thus produces sequestration-ready CO2 streams with only minor efficiency penalties for CO2 capture. While recent interest in chemical looping was almost exclusively focused on combustion, the underlying reaction engineering principle forms a flexible platform for fuel conversion with a long history in chemical engineering. This chapter gives a brief review of the status of chemical-looping processes for fuel conversion, focused predominantly on reforming and partial oxidation of fossil and renewable fuels and on the impact of fuel composition on combustion.

Saurabh Bhavsar; Michelle Najera; Amey More; Gtz Veser

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Enhanced Renewable Methane Production System | Argonne National...  

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Enhanced Renewable Methane Production System Technology available for licensing: Enhanced renewable methane production system provides a low-cost process that accelerates...

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FUEL-FLEXIBLE GASIFICATION-COMBUSTION TECHNOLOGY FOR PRODUCTION OF H2 AND SEQUESTRATION-READY CO2  

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It is expected that in the 21st century the Nation will continue to rely on fossil fuels for electricity, transportation, and chemicals. It will be necessary to improve both the process efficiency and environmental impact performance of fossil fuel utilization. GE Energy and Environmental Research Corporation (GE EER) has developed an innovative fuel-flexible Unmixed Fuel Processor (UFP) technology to produce H{sub 2}, power, and sequestration-ready CO{sub 2} from coal and other solid fuels. The UFP module offers the potential for reduced cost, increased process efficiency relative to conventional gasification and combustion systems, and near-zero pollutant emissions including NO{sub x}. GE EER (prime contractor) was awarded a Vision 21 program from U.S. DOE NETL to develop the UFP technology. Work on this Phase I program started on October 1, 2000. The project team includes GE EER, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale (SIU-C), California Energy Commission (CEC), and T. R. Miles, Technical Consultants, Inc. In the UFP technology, coal/opportunity fuels and air are simultaneously converted into separate streams of (1) pure hydrogen that can be utilized in fuel cells, (2) sequestration-ready CO{sub 2}, and (3) high temperature/pressure oxygen-depleted air to produce electricity in a gas turbine. The process produces near-zero emissions and, based on process modeling work, has an estimated process efficiency of 68%, based on electrical and H{sub 2} energy outputs relative to the higher heating value of coal, and an estimated equivalent electrical efficiency of 60%. The Phase I R&D program will determine the operating conditions that maximize separation of CO{sub 2} and pollutants from the vent gas, while simultaneously maximizing coal conversion efficiency and hydrogen production. The program integrates lab-, bench- and pilot-scale studies to demonstrate the UFP technology. This is the tenth quarterly technical progress report for the Vision 21 UFP program supported by U.S. DOE NETL (Contract No. DE-FC26-00FT40974). This report summarizes program accomplishments for the period starting January 1, 2003 and ending March 31, 2003. The report includes an introduction summarizing the UFP technology, main program tasks, and program objectives; it also provides a summary of program activities and accomplishments covering progress in tasks including lab-scale experimental testing, pilot-scale assembly, and program management.

George Rizeq; Janice West; Arnaldo Frydman; Raul Subia; Vladimir Zamansky; Hana Loreth; Lubor Stonawski; Tomasz Wiltowski; Edwin Hippo; Shashi Lalvani

2003-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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FUEL-FLEXIBLE GASIFICATION-COMBUSTION TECHNOLOGY FOR PRODUCTION OF H2 AND SEQUESTRATION-READY CO2  

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It is expected that in the 21st century the Nation will continue to rely on fossil fuels for electricity, transportation, and chemicals. It will be necessary to improve both the process efficiency and environmental impact performance of fossil fuel utilization. GE Energy and Environmental Research Corporation (GE EER) has developed an innovative fuel-flexible Unmixed Fuel Processor (UFP) technology to produce H{sub 2}, power, and sequestration-ready CO{sub 2} from coal and other solid fuels. The UFP module offers the potential for reduced cost, increased process efficiency relative to conventional gasification and combustion systems, and near-zero pollutant emissions including NO{sub x}. GE EER was awarded a Vision 21 program from U.S. DOE NETL to develop the UFP technology. Work on this Phase I program started on October 1, 2000. The project team includes GE EER, California Energy Commission, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, and T. R. Miles, Technical Consultants, Inc. In the UFP technology, coal/opportunity fuels and air are simultaneously converted into separate streams of (1) pure hydrogen that can be utilized in fuel cells, (2) sequestration-ready CO{sub 2}, and (3) high temperature/pressure oxygen-depleted air to produce electricity in a gas turbine. The process produces near-zero emissions and, based on process modeling work, has an estimated process efficiency of 68%, based on electrical and H{sub 2} energy outputs relative to the higher heating value of coal, and an estimated equivalent electrical efficiency of 60%. The Phase I R&D program will determine the operating conditions that maximize separation of CO{sub 2} and pollutants from the vent gas, while simultaneously maximizing coal conversion efficiency and hydrogen production. The program integrates lab-, bench- and pilot-scale studies to demonstrate the UFP technology. This is the ninth quarterly technical progress report for the Vision 21 UFP program supported by U.S. DOE NETL (Contract No. DE-FC26-00FT40974). This report summarizes program accomplishments for the period starting October 1, 2002 and ending December 31, 2002. The report includes an introduction summarizing the UFP technology, main program tasks, and program objectives; it also provides a summary of program activities and accomplishments covering progress in tasks including lab- and bench-scale experimental testing, pilot-scale design and assembly, and program management.

George Rizeq; Janice West; Arnaldo Frydman; Raul Subia; Vladimir Zamansky; Hana Loreth; Lubor Stonawski; Tomasz Wiltowski; Edwin Hippo; Shashi Lalvani

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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FUEL-FLEXIBLE GASIFICATION-COMBUSTION TECHNOLOGY FOR PRODUCTION OF H2 AND SEQUESTRATION-READY CO2  

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It is expected that in the 21st century the Nation will continue to rely on fossil fuels for electricity, transportation, and chemicals. It will be necessary to improve both the thermodynamic efficiency and environmental impact performance of fossil fuel utilization. GE Energy and Environmental Research Corporation (GE EER) has developed an innovative fuel-flexible Advanced Gasification-Combustion (AGC) concept to produce H{sub 2} and sequestration-ready CO{sub 2} from solid fuels. The AGC module offers potential for reduced cost and increased energy efficiency relative to conventional gasification and combustion systems. GE EER was awarded a Vision 21 program from U.S. DOE NETL to develop the AGC technology. Work on this three-year program started on October 1, 2000. The project team includes GE EER, California Energy Commission, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, and T. R. Miles, Technical Consultants, Inc. In the AGC technology, coal/opportunity fuels and air are simultaneously converted into separate streams of (1) pure hydrogen that can be utilized in fuel cells, (2) sequestration-ready CO{sub 2}, and (3) high temperature/pressure oxygen-depleted air to produce electricity in a gas turbine. The process produces near-zero emissions and, based on preliminary modeling work, has an estimated process efficiency of approximately 67% based on electrical and H{sub 2} energy outputs relative to the higher heating value of coal. The three-year R&D program will determine the operating conditions that maximize separation of CO{sub 2} and pollutants from the vent gas, while simultaneously maximizing coal conversion efficiency and hydrogen production. The program integrates lab-, bench- and pilot-scale studies to demonstrate the AGC concept. This is the second annual technical progress report for the Vision 21 AGC program supported by U.S. DOE NETL (Contract No. DE-FC26-00FT40974). This report summarizes program accomplishments for the period starting October 1, 2001 and ending September 30, 2002. The report includes an introduction summarizing the AGC concept, main program tasks, and program objectives; it also provides a summary of program activities and accomplishments covering progress in tasks including lab- and bench-scale experimental testing, pilot-scale design and assembly, and program management.

George Rizeq; Janice West; Arnaldo Frydman; Raul Subia; Vladimir Zamansky; Hana Loreth; Lubor Stonawski; Tomasz Wiltowski; Edwin Hippo; Shashi Lalvani

2002-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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FUEL-FLEXIBLE GASIFICATION-COMBUSTION TECHNOLOGY FOR PRODUCTION OF H2 AND SEQUESTRATION-READY CO2  

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It is expected that in the 21st century the Nation will continue to rely on fossil fuels for electricity, transportation, and chemicals. It will be necessary to improve both the process efficiency and environmental impact performance of fossil fuel utilization. GE Global Research (GEGR) has developed an innovative fuel-flexible Unmixed Fuel Processor (UFP) technology to produce H{sub 2}, power, and sequestration-ready CO{sub 2} from coal and other solid fuels. The UFP module offers the potential for reduced cost, increased process efficiency relative to conventional gasification and combustion systems, and near-zero pollutant emissions including NO{sub x}. GEGR (prime contractor) was awarded a Vision 21 program from U.S. DOE NETL to develop the UFP technology. Work on this Phase I program started on October 1, 2000. The project team includes GEGR, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale (SIU-C), California Energy Commission (CEC), and T. R. Miles, Technical Consultants, Inc. In the UFP technology, coal/opportunity fuels and air are simultaneously converted into separate streams of (1) pure hydrogen that can be utilized in fuel cells, (2) sequestration-ready CO{sub 2}, and (3) high temperature/pressure oxygen-depleted air to produce electricity in a gas turbine. The process produces near-zero emissions and, based on process modeling with best-case scenario assumptions, has an estimated process efficiency of 68%, based on electrical and H{sub 2} energy outputs relative to the higher heating value of coal, and an estimated equivalent electrical efficiency of 60%. The Phase I R&D program will determine the operating conditions that maximize separation of CO{sub 2} and pollutants from the vent gas, while simultaneously maximizing coal conversion efficiency and hydrogen production. The program integrates lab-, bench- and pilot-scale studies to demonstrate the UFP technology. This is the eleventh quarterly technical progress report for the Vision 21 UFP program supported by U.S. DOE NETL (Contract No. DE-FC26-00FT40974). This report summarizes program accomplishments for the period starting April 1, 2003 and ending June 30, 2003. The report includes an introduction summarizing the UFP technology, main program tasks, and program objectives; it also provides a summary of program activities and accomplishments covering progress in tasks including lab-scale experimental testing, pilot-scale assembly, and program management.

George Rizeq; Janice West; Arnaldo Frydman; Raul Subia; Vladimir Zamansky; Hana Loreth; Lubor Stonawski; Tomasz Wiltowski; Edwin Hippo; Shashi Lalvani

2003-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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FUEL-FLEXIBLE GASIFICATION-COMBUSTION TECHNOLOGY FOR PRODUCTION OF H2 AND SEQUESTRATION-READY CO2  

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It is expected that in the 21st century the Nation will continue to rely on fossil fuels for electricity, transportation, and chemicals. It will be necessary to improve both the thermodynamic efficiency and environmental impact performance of fossil fuel utilization. General Electric Energy and Environmental Research Corporation (GE EER) has developed an innovative fuel-flexible Advanced Gasification-Combustion (AGC) concept to produce H{sub 2} and sequestration-ready CO{sub 2} from solid fuels. The AGC module offers potential for reduced cost and increased energy efficiency relative to conventional gasification and combustion systems. GE EER was awarded a Vision-21 program from U.S. DOE NETL to develop the AGC technology. Work on this three-year program started on October 1, 2000. The project team includes GE EER, California Energy Commission, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, and T. R. Miles, Technical Consultants, Inc. In the AGC technology, coal/opportunity fuels and air are simultaneously converted into separate streams of (1) pure hydrogen that can be utilized in fuel cells, (2) sequestration-ready CO{sub 2}, and (3) high temperature/pressure oxygen-depleted air to produce electricity in a gas turbine. The process produces near-zero emissions and, based on preliminary modeling work in the first quarter of this program, has an estimated process efficiency of approximately 67% based on electrical and H{sub 2} energy outputs relative to the higher heating value of coal. The three-year R&D program will determine the operating conditions that maximize separation of CO{sub 2} and pollutants from the vent gas, while simultaneously maximizing coal conversion efficiency and hydrogen production. The program integrates lab-, bench- and pilot-scale studies to demonstrate the AGC concept. This is the fifth quarterly technical progress report for the Vision-21 AGC program supported by U.S. DOE NETL (Contract: DE-FC26-00FT40974). This report summarizes program accomplishments for the period starting October 1, 2001 and ending December 31, 2001. The report includes an introduction summarizing the AGC concept, main program tasks, and program objectives; it also provides a summary of program activities covering program management and progress in tasks including lab- and bench-scale experimental testing, pilot-scale design, and economic studies.

George Rizeq; Janice West; Arnaldo Frydman; Raul Subia; Vladimir Zamansky; Tomasz Wiltowski; Tom Miles; Bruce Springsteen

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Towards a flexible energy system A case study for Inland Norway  

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Abstract This paper analyze the benefits of the use of bioenergy, solar thermal and wind energy in a flexible energy system to increase the share of renewable sources (RES) in primary energy supply, reduce primary energy consumption (PEC) and ensure power supply security in Inland Norway, and Norway at large. Firstly, the Inland reference energy system was built and validated using the EnergyPLAN system analysis tool based on the year 2009. Two alternative systems (scenarios), mainly of bio-heat and heat pumps in individual and district heating systems were then constructed and compared with the reference system using EnergyPLAN. The quality of a given energy system can be best described by its PEC, RES, emission levels and socio-economic costs. The result shows that it is plausible to improve the quality of the Inland energy system by optimal resource assortment in the energy mix. Integrated use of bio-heat and heat pumps in individual and district heating systems, as a replacement for direct electric heaters would reduce PEC and socio-economic costs considerably more than intensive bio-heating deployment alone, thereby increasing total domestic green electricity generation. The ability to integrate wind power and its value in the Inland energy system is more reflected by reducing imports of electricity during peak demand periods in winter, as wind power availability in the region is significant as opposed to the low precipitation during these periods. In addition, increasing wind energy penetration helps to limit biomass consumption in a district heating system built on heat pumps and bio-heat boilers.

Dejene Assefa Hagos; Alemayehu Gebremedhin; Bjrn Zethraeus

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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INTEGRATED ENERGY SYSTEMS: PRODUCTIVITY & BUILDING SCIENCE  

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Integrated Design of Commercial Building Ceiling Systems Integrated Design of Residential Ducting & Air FlowINTEGRATED ENERGY SYSTEMS: PRODUCTIVITY & BUILDING SCIENCE Productivity and Interior Environments Integrated Design of Large Commercial HVAC Systems Integrated Design of Small Commercial HVAC Systems

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Analysis of operations and cyber security policies for a system of cooperating Flexible Alternating Current Transmission System (FACTS) devices.  

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Flexible Alternating Current Transmission Systems (FACTS) devices are installed on electric power transmission lines to stabilize and regulate power flow. Power lines protected by FACTS devices can increase power flow and better respond to contingencies. The University of Missouri Rolla (UMR) is currently working on a multi-year project to examine the potential use of multiple FACTS devices distributed over a large power system region in a cooperative arrangement in which the FACTS devices work together to optimize and stabilize the regional power system. The report describes operational and security challenges that need to be addressed to employ FACTS devices in this way and recommends references, processes, technologies, and policies to address these challenges.

Phillips, Laurence R.; Tejani, Bankim; Margulies, Jonathan; Hills, Jason L.; Richardson, Bryan T.; Baca, Micheal J.; Weiland, Laura

2005-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Flexible CHP System with Low NOx, CO, and VOC Emissions- Presentation by the Gas Technology Institute (GTI), June 2011  

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

Presentation on Flexible CHP System with Low NOx, CO, and VOC Emissions, given by David Cygan of the Gas Technology Institute, at the U.S. DOE Industrial Distributed Energy Portfolio Review Meeting in Washington, D.C. on June 1-2, 2011.

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Ultra-Deepwater Production Systems  

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The report herein is a summary of the work performed on three projects to demonstrate hydrocarbon drilling and production methods applicable to deep and ultra deepwater field developments in the Gulf of Mexico and other like applications around the world. This work advances technology that could lead to more economic development and exploitation of reserves in ultra-deep water or remote areas. The first project is Subsea Processing. Its scope includes a review of the ''state of the art'' in subsea components to enable primary production process functions such as first stage liquids and gas separation, flow boosting, chemical treatment, flow metering, etc. These components are then combined to allow for the elimination of costly surface production facilities at the well site. A number of studies were then performed on proposed field development projects to validate the economic potential of this technology. The second project involved the design and testing of a light weight production riser made of composite material. The proposed design was to meet an actual Gulf of Mexico deepwater development project. The various engineering and testing work is reviewed, including test results. The third project described in this report encompasses the development and testing of a close tolerance liner drilling system, a new technology aimed at reducing deepwater drilling costs. The design and prototype testing in a test well are described in detail.

Ken L. Smith; Marc E. Leveque

2005-05-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Ultra-Deepwater Production Systems  

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This report includes technical progress made during the period October, 2003 through September, 2004. At the end of the last technical progress report, the subsea processing aspects of the work program had been dropped due to the lack of commercial opportunity within ConocoPhillips, and the program had been redirected towards two other promising deepwater technologies: the development and demonstration of a composite production riser, and the development and testing of a close-tolerance liner drilling system. This report focuses on these two technologies.

K. L. Smith; M. E. Leveque

2004-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Flexible design : an innovative approach for planning water infrastructure systems under uncertainty  

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This thesis develops a framework for a flexible design approach to support decision-making in water supply infrastructure planning. It contrasts with a conventional, deterministic planning approach that uses past data or ...

Wong, Melanie Kathleen

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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

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NOTES ON PRODUCT SYSTEMS WILLIAM ARVESON  

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NOTES ON PRODUCT SYSTEMS WILLIAM ARVESON Abstract. We summarize the basic properties of continuous tensor product systems of Hilbert spaces and their role in non-commutative dynamics. These are lecture notes, not intended for publication. 1. Concrete Product Systems In these notes we assume the reader

Arveson, William

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Introduction Profitability of a pork production system  

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Introduction Profitability of a pork production system relies on reducing the cost per unit their herds. Crossbreeding is also an important part of commercial production systems because traits provide females for the crossbreeding system, while lines with superior merit for production

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Chapitre 8: Simulation for Product Driven Systems  

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Chapitre 8: Simulation for Product Driven Systems CASTAGNA Pierre, THOMAS André BLANC Pascal of controlling production through traditional MRP² systems. hal-00341987,version1-26Nov2008 Author manuscript needs. Indeed, the mass production market moves to a mass customization one, which could be defined

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The design, management and operation of flexible transport systems: Comparison of experience between UK, Japan and India  

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Abstract Flexible transport systems (FTS) can offer an alternative to fixed route fixed schedule bus services in situations of low and dispersed demand. Although it is widely recognised that these on-demand services provide a better level of service to passengers at a lower operating cost than the infrequent fixed route services which they often replace, they still require significant financial support to cover their costs. As local authority budgets to support public transport continue to be reduced the sustainability of these services is being brought into sharper focus. In this paper we compare and contrast the development of FTS in UK, Japan and India. In particular we examine the extent to which new technologies are being used to contribute to a reduction in operating costs in the UK and Japan and whether these developments point to a future model for sustainable flexible service provision in developing countries, using India as an example.

Steve Wright; C. David Emele; Masayuki Fukumoto; Nagendra R. Velaga; John D. Nelson

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Tensor Products of Operator Systems Mark Tomforde  

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Tensor Products of Operator Systems Mark Tomforde (Joint work with Ali Kavruk, Vern Paulsen Tomforde (Univeristy of Houston) Tensor Products of Operator Systems October 19, 2009 1 / 37 #12;Operator Spaces and Operator Systems An operator space is a subspace of B(H). Mark Tomforde (Univeristy of Houston

Kerr, David

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The use of a simulation model to test scheduling techniques for flexible manufacturing systems  

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that dispatching rules have been chosen to help in this study of scheduling parts through the highly automated flexible manufacturing facility of Harris Graphics Corporation in Ft. Worth, Texas using a SIMAN simulation model of the facility. In previous... studies, dispatching rules~have been tested under various assumptions, two of which are deterministic setup and run times and no order splitting. In order to show a more realistic picture of the manufac- turing floor, these two assumptions have been...

Ingalls, Ricki Gene

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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ULTRA BARRIER TOPSHEET (UBT) FOR FLEXIBLE PHOTOVOLTAICS  

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This slide-show presents 3M photovoltaic-related products, particularly flexible components. Emphasis is on the 3M Ultra Barrier Solar Films. Topics covered include reliability and qualification testing and flexible photovoltaic encapsulation costs.

DeScioli, Derek

2013-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Production-systems analysis for fractured wells  

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Production-systems analysis has been in use for many years to design completion configurations on the basis of an expected reservoir capacity. The most common equations used for the reservoir calculations are for steady-state radial flow. Most hydraulically fractured wells require the use of an unsteady-state production simulator to predict the higher flow rates associated with the stimulated well. These high flow rates may present problems with excessive pressure drops through production tubing designed for radial-flow production. Therefore, the unsteady-state nature of fractured-well production precludes the use of steady-state radial-flow inflow performance relationships (IPR's) to calculate reservoir performance. An accurate prediction of fractured-well production must be made to design the most economically efficient production configuration. It has been suggested in the literature that a normalized reference curve can be used to generate the IPR's necessary for production-systems analysis. However, this work shows that the reference curve for fractured-well response becomes time-dependent when reservoir boundaries are considered. A general approach for constructing IPR curves is presented, and the use of an unsteady-state fractured-well-production simulator coupled with the production-systems-analysis approach is described. A field case demonstrates the application of this method to fractured wells.

Hunt, J.L. (Halliburton Services (US))

1988-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Particulate Waste Product Combustion System  

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. The introduction of fuels with high ash or silica content into burn.ers have produced problems of fly ash in the exhaust stream causing extensive darrage to boilers f1red by th gasification process. For exanple, the contlus ioo of the rice hull pre sents a... manner using underfire and overflre air to support fficient gasification of the by product, which results ln he pro:Juction of a c~ bustible gas mixture characteristic of organic sub- stances. Intro:Juction of the fuel stock into t cQ1mustion chamber...

King, D. R.; Chastain, C. E.

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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System for thermochemical hydrogen production  

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Method and apparatus are described for joule boosting a SO/sub 3/ decomposer using electrical instead of thermal energy to heat the reactants of the high temperature SO/sub 3/ decomposition step of a thermochemical hydrogen production process driven by a tandem mirror reactor. Joule boosting the decomposer to a sufficiently high temperature from a lower temperature heat source eliminates the need for expensive catalysts and reduces the temperature and consequent materials requirements for the reactor blanket. A particular decomposer design utilizes electrically heated silicon carbide rods, at a temperature of 1250/sup 0/K, to decompose a cross flow of SO/sub 3/ gas.

Werner, R.W.; Galloway, T.R.; Krikorian, O.H.

1981-05-22T23:59:59.000Z

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In-depth survey report: Control technology for small business: Evaluation of a flexible duct ventilation system for radiator repair, at A-1 Radiator, Reno, Nevada  

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An engineering control evaluation was conducted at a radiator repair shop which operated at a very high level of production. The shop had the potential for high exposures to lead (7439921) because of the high volume of work, the number of radiator repair stations, and repairs to huge radiators for mining equipment. Local exhaust ventilation which utilized adjustable arm elephant trunk exhaust hoods had been installed 18 months prior to the visit. The objective of the study was to evaluate the effectiveness of the local exhaust ventilation (LEV) system to control lead exposures during work operations. Time weighted average personal exposures for lead were at or below the OSHA permissible exposure level for ten of 15 mechanics during a high level of production. The elephant trunk ventilation system was capable of controlling lead fumes while shop doors were open, except at one tank in a corner. Work practices were found to be a source of excessive lead exposure. Emissions from a worker's own soldering and from soldering activity upwind of the worker were a major source of lead exposure. Collapse of flexible portions of ducts could reduce exhaust volume. Dampers also showed a tendency to close automatically.

Sheehy, J.W.; Cooper, T.C.; Hall, R.M.; Meier, R.M.

1990-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Entropy production in quantum spin systems  

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We consider a quantum spin system consisting of a finite subsystem connected to infinite reservoirs at different temperatures. In this setup we define nonequilibrium steady states and prove that the rate of entropy production in such states is nonnegative.

David Ruelle

2000-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Entropy Production in Driven Spatially Extended Systems  

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This is a short review of the statistical mechanical definition of entropy production for systems composed of a large number of interacting components. Emphasis is on open systems driven away from equilibrium where the entropy production can be identified with a logarithmic ratio of microstate multiplicities of the original macrostate with respect to the time-reversed state. A special role is taken by Gibbs measures for the stationary spatio-temporal distribution of trajectories. The mean entropy production is always non-negative and it is zero only when the system is in equilibrium. The fluctuations of the entropy production satisfy a (Gallavotti-Cohen)symmetry first observed and then derived for the phase space contraction rate in a class of strongly chaotic dynamical systems. Aspects of the general framework are illustrated via a bulk driven diffusive lattice gas.

Christian Maes

2001-01-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Input Management of Production Systems  

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...laboratory study. The open systems of real-world environments cannot be enclosed...out of New York City. Long-term sustainable solutions are to be found in waste...maintain drinking water quality, real estate and other development on the watershed...

EUGENE P. ODUM

1989-01-13T23:59:59.000Z

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Air Products Hydrogen Energy Systems  

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Kiczek,Edward F. [KICZEKEF@airproducts.com] Kiczek,Edward F. [KICZEKEF@airproducts.com] Sent: Monday, April 18, 2011 7:40 PM To: Gopstein, Avi (S4) Subject: Hydrogen Infrastructure Latest Advancements Attachments: Air Products Written Comments to 2011 2012 AB118 Investment Plan.pdf Follow Up Flag: Follow up Flag Status: Flagged Categories: QTR Transparency Avi, You may recall we met in DC when the McKinsey team from Germany came to discuss the EU study on hydrogen infrastructure. At that time I mention a significant advance in infrastructure that would be announced soon. Attached is our testimony to the California Energy Commission on deploying that technology. We were awarded the project to build 9 stations in southern California with the backing of

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Inventory control through a CONWIP pull production system  

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Production systems such as the CONWIP (constant work-in-process) pull production system have been widely studied by researchers to date. The CONWIP pull production system is an alternative to pure push and pure pull systems ...

Liu, Jean Jingying

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Sustainable multipurpose tree production systems for Nepal  

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Argonne National Laboratory is developing methods for producing reforestation plating stock, fuel, and fodder in a sustainable manner in Nepal. This project, in cooperation with the Ministry of Forest and Soil Conservation of Nepal, is sponsored by the US Agency for International Development (AID). Several production systems are being evaluated for the Mid-Hills Region of Nepal. To provide sustainable biomass production and ecological management of the fragile Mid-Hills Region, the production systems must simultaneously satisfy the physiological requirements of the plants, the symbiotic requirements of the plant and the microorganisms in its rhizosphere, the physicochemical requirements of nutrient and water cycling, and the climatic and topographic constraints.

Shen, S.Y.; Kilpatrick, K.J.

1988-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Entanglement production in Quantized Chaotic Systems  

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Quantum chaos is a subject whose major goal is to identify and to investigate different quantum signatures of classical chaos. Here we study entanglement production in coupled chaotic systems as a possible quantum indicator of classical chaos. We use coupled kicked tops as a model for our extensive numerical studies. We find that, in general, presence of chaos in the system produces more entanglement. However, coupling strength between two subsystems is also very important parameter for the entanglement production. Here we show how chaos can lead to large entanglement which is universal and describable by random matrix theory (RMT). We also explain entanglement production in coupled strongly chaotic systems by deriving a formula based on RMT. This formula is valid for arbitrary coupling strengths, as well as for sufficiently long time. Here we investigate also the effect of chaos on the entanglement production for the mixed initial state. We find that many properties of the mixed state entanglement production are qualitatively similar to the pure state entanglement production. We however still lack an analytical understanding of the mixed state entanglement production in chaotic systems.

Jayendra N. Bandyopadhyay; Arul Lakshminarayan

2005-01-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Flexible CHP System with Low NOx, CO and VOC Emissions- Fact Sheet, 2014  

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

Utilizing Supplemental Ultra-Low-NOx Burner Technology to Meet Emissions Standards and Improve System Efficiency

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IEEE Conference on E-Commerce Technology, July 6-9, 2004, San Diego, California, USA On Designing a Flexible E-Payment System with Fraud Detection Capability  

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a Flexible E-Payment System with Fraud Detection Capability Antoinette Leung Department of Electronic measures especially fraud detection has become an imperative issue in the design of online payment systems with internal logics that are capable of detecting fraud transaction, and even potential fraud transactions

Fong, Chi Chiu "Simon"

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Parallel machine architecture for production rule systems  

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A parallel processing system for production rule programs utilizes a host processor for storing production rule right hand sides (RHS) and a plurality of rule processors for storing left hand sides (LHS). The rule processors operate in parallel in the recognize phase of the system recognize -Act Cycle to match their respective LHS's against a stored list of working memory elements (WME) in order to find a self consistent set of WME's. The list of WME is dynamically varied during the Act phase of the system in which the host executes or fires rule RHS's for those rules for which a self-consistent set has been found by the rule processors. The host transmits instructions for creating or deleting working memory elements as dictated by the rule firings until the rule processors are unable to find any further self-consistent working memory element sets at which time the production rule system is halted.

Allen, Jr., John D. (Knoxville, TN); Butler, Philip L. (Knoxville, TN)

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Flexibility and Legitimacy The Emissions Trading System under the Kyoto Protocol  

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In the field of environmental law, be it on the domestic or the international level, it is especially difficult to develop effective regulatory systems and systems for sanctions to enforce obligations. The leg...

Petra Lea Lncos

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Fuel-Flexible Combustion System for Refinery and Chemical Plant Process Heaters- Fact Sheet 2014  

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Fact sheet summarizing a project to develop and demonstrate a full-scale fuel handling and combustion system

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Flexible design of commercial systems under market uncertainty: framework and application  

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Konstantinos C. Kalligeros and Olivier de Weck Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge MA 02139 price of oil, demand for a particular product, or technological innovations that affect the price to such changes. Typical responses include waiting to proceed or invest in subsequent development, expand (i

de Weck, Olivier L.

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High Tonnage Forest Biomass Production Systems from Southern...  

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High Tonnage Forest Biomass Production Systems from Southern Pine Energy Plantations High Tonnage Forest Biomass Production Systems from Southern Pine Energy Plantations This...

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A new flexible coupler for earth system modeling developed for CCSM4 and CESM1  

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The Community Climate System Model (CCSM) has been developed over the last decade, and it is used to understand past, present, and future climates. The latest versions of the model, CCSM4 and CESM1, contain totally new coupling capabilities in the CPL7 ... Keywords: CPL7, Community Climate System Model, climate, coupler, coupling, model, performance, scaling

Anthony P. Craig; Mariana Vertenstein; Robert Jacob

2012-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Effect of chordwise flexibility and depth of submergence on an oscillating plate underwater propulsion system  

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by fish and some other marine animals. The primary attention was the propulsive characteristics propulsion system by Oleksandr Barannyk B.Sc. in Mathematics and Computer Sciences, Poltava State University underwater propulsion system by Oleksandr Barannyk B.Sc. in Mathematics and Computer Sciences, Poltava State

Victoria, University of

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Flexible, Wide-Area Storage for Distributed Systems with WheelFS  

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WheelFS is a wide-area distributed storage system intended to help multi-site applications share data and gain fault tolerance. WheelFS takes the form of a distributed file system with a familiar POSIX interface. Its design ...

Stribling, Jeremy

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Total isomerization gains flexibility  

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Isomerization extends refinery flexibility to meet changing markets. TIP (Total Isomerization Process) allows conversion of paraffin fractions in the gasoline boiling region including straight run naptha, light reformate, aromatic unit raffinate, and hydrocrackate. The hysomer isomerization is compared to catalytic reforming. Isomerization routes are graphed. Cost estimates and suggestions on the use of other feedstocks are given. TIP can maximize gas production, reduce crude runs, and complement cat reforming. In four examples, TIP reduces reformer severity and increases reformer yield.

Symoniak, M.F.; Holcombe, T.C.

1983-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Limiter Lock Systems at TEXTOR: Flexible Tools for Plasma-Wall Investigation  

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Limiter lock systems on the top and the bottom of the TEXTOR vessel are essential elements for experimental investigations of plasma-wall interaction in a tokamak. The lock systems are designed as user facilities that allow the insertion of wall elements (limiter) and tools for diagnostic (electrical probes, gas injection) without breaking the TEXTOR vacuum. The specially designed holder on top of the central carrier and a powerful vacuum pump system permit the exchange of components within {approx}1 h. Up to ten electrical signals, four thermocouples, and a gas supply can be connected at the holder interface. Between discharges, the inserted component can be positioned radially and turned with respect to the toroidal magnetic field. Additionally, the central carrier is electrically isolated to apply bias voltages and currents up to 1 kV and 1 kA, respectively.An important feature of the lock system is the good access for optical spectroscopic observation of the inserted components in the vicinity of the edge plasma. The whole spectrum from ultraviolet to infrared is covered by spectrometers and filters combined with cameras. Toroidally and poloidally resolved measurements are obtained from the view on top of the probes while the tangential poloidal view delivers radially and toroidally resolved information.A programmable logic controller (Simatic S5) that is operated inside the TEXTOR bunker and from remote locations outside the concrete wall drives all possible features of the lock system.

Schweer, B.; Brezinsek, S.; Esser, H.G.; Huber, A.; Mertens, Ph.; Musso, S.; Philipps, V.; Pospieszczyk, A.; Samm, U.; Sergienko, G.; Wienhold, P. [Institut fuer Plasmaphysik, Forschungszentrum Juelich GmbH (Germany)

2005-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Flexible hybrid membrane treatment systems for tailored nutrient management: A new paradigm in urban wastewater treatment  

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in urban wastewater treatment D. Vuono a , J. Henkel a , J. Benecke a , T.Y. Cath a , T. Reid b , L: Sequencing batch reactor Membrane bioreactor Water reclamation Distributed wastewater treatment Tailored, decentralized, and satellite wastewater treatment systems into existing urban water infrastructure

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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 (MDMC) 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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Beam modifications of structural systems utilizing the receptance method with static flexibility  

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frequency as shown in Eq. (1-1). [Af](*"}+ [L](*}+ [K](e} = (f} (1 ? 1) If all the forces are exciting at the same frequency, the force vector (f} snd the response vector (c} can be represented as (f} = (F} sin((ut) (1 ? 2) {s) = {X) sin(art ? 8) (1 ? 3...) where 8 is the phase lag angle between the system response {a) and the excitation force {f). Eq. (1-1) can be graphically represented by using the force vector polygon for a single degree of freedom as shown in Figure 1. Figure 1(a) represents...

Lin, Reng Rong

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Technology modernization assessment flexible automation  

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The objectives of this report are: to present technology assessment guidelines to be considered in conjunction with defense regulations before an automation project is developed to give examples showing how assessment guidelines may be applied to a current project to present several potential areas where automation might be applied successfully in the depot system. Depots perform primarily repair and remanufacturing operations, with limited small batch manufacturing runs. While certain activities (such as Management Information Systems and warehousing) are directly applicable to either environment, the majority of applications will require combining existing and emerging technologies in different ways, with the special needs of depot remanufacturing environment. Industry generally enjoys the ability to make revisions to its product lines seasonally, followed by batch runs of thousands or more. Depot batch runs are in the tens, at best the hundreds, of parts with a potential for large variation in product mix; reconfiguration may be required on a week-to-week basis. This need for a higher degree of flexibility suggests a higher level of operator interaction, and, in turn, control systems that go beyond the state of the art for less flexible automation and industry in general. This report investigates the benefits and barriers to automation and concludes that, while significant benefits do exist for automation, depots must be prepared to carefully investigate the technical feasibility of each opportunity and the life-cycle costs associated with implementation. Implementation is suggested in two ways: (1) develop an implementation plan for automation technologies based on results of small demonstration automation projects; (2) use phased implementation for both these and later stage automation projects to allow major technical and administrative risk issues to be addressed. 10 refs., 2 figs., 2 tabs. (JF)

Bennett, D.W.; Boyd, D.R.; Hansen, N.H.; Hansen, M.A.; Yount, J.A.

1990-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Cost and Energy Consumption Optimization of Product Manufacture in a Flexible Manufacturing System  

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Selection for Energy Consumption Reduction in Machining,Dornfeld, D. (2011): Energy Consumption Characterization and2011): Unit Process Energy Consumption Models for Material

Diaz, Nancy; Dornfeld, David

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

105

Unextendible Product Basis for Fermionic Systems  

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We discuss the concept of unextendible product basis (UPB) and generalized UPB for fermionic systems, using Slater determinants as an analogue of product states, in the antisymmetric subspace $\\wedge^ N \\bC^M$. We construct an explicit example of generalized fermionic unextendible product basis (FUPB) of minimum cardinality $N(M-N)+1$ for any $N\\ge2,M\\ge4$. We also show that any bipartite antisymmetric space $\\wedge^ 2 \\bC^M$ of codimension two is spanned by Slater determinants, and the spaces of higher codimension may not be spanned by Slater determinants. Furthermore, we construct an example of complex FUPB of $N=2,M=4$ with minimum cardinality $5$. In contrast, we show that a real FUPB does not exist for $N=2,M=4$ . Finally we provide a systematic construction for FUPBs of higher dimensions using FUPBs and UPBs of lower dimensions.

Jianxin Chen; Lin Chen; Bei Zeng

2013-12-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Indian Ocean Warming During 19502005 Determined by Flexible Global OceanAtmosphereLand System Model (FGOALS)  

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The Indian Ocean has exhibited a basin-wide warming ... effectively reproduced by version 2 of the grid-point and spectral versions of the Flexible Global ...K), respectively. The trend of the Indian Ocean avera...

Lu Dong; Tianjun Zhou

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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STIGMERGY: A DESIGN PATTERN FOR PRODUCT-DRIVEN SYSTEMS  

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STIGMERGY: A DESIGN PATTERN FOR PRODUCT-DRIVEN SYSTEMS Rémi Pannequin, André Thomas Research Centre be used to develop product-driven systems. Agent-oriented components which implement it are presented) is based on the assumption that the product is the core object is this system. Indeed, the product

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Contribution of simulation in the product-driven systems production activity control  

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Contribution of simulation in the product-driven systems production activity control Olivier CARDIN many benefits on numerous elements of the Supply Chain. Indeed, product driven systems enable a great to have a global vision, generally necessary for the system's production activity control. We suggest

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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A Conceptual Model for Production Leveling (Heijunka) Implementation in Batch Production Systems  

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A Conceptual Model for Production Leveling (Heijunka) Implementation in Batch Production Systems for batch production system. The main structure of this model is grounded on three constructs: traditional developed for batch production systems. Then, case study guidelines were applied to define an appropriate

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Dynamic Analysis of Hybrid Energy Systems under Flexible Operation and Variable Renewable Generation -- Part I: Dynamic Performance Analysis and Part II: Dynamic Cost  

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Dynamic analysis of hybrid energy systems (HES) under flexible operation and variable renewable generation is considered in order to better understand various challenges and opportunities associated with the high system variability arising from the integration of renewable energy into the power grid. Unique consequences are addressed by devising advanced HES solutions in which multiple forms of energy commodities, such as electricity and chemical products, may be exchanged. Dynamic models of various unit operations are developed and integrated within two different HES options. One HES option, termed traditional, produces electricity only and consists of a primary heat generator (PHG) (e.g., a small modular reactor), a steam turbine generator, a wind farm, and a battery storage. The other HES option, termed advanced, includes not only the components present in the traditional option but also a chemical plant complex to repurpose excess energy for non-electricity services, such as for the production of chemical goods (e.g., transportation fuel). In either case, a given HES is connected to the power grid at a point of common coupling and requested to deliver a certain electricity generation profile as dictated by a regional power grid operator based on a predicted demand curve. Dynamic analysis of these highly-coupled HES are performed to identify their key dynamical properties and limitations and to prescribe solutions for best managing and mitigating the high variability introduced from incorporating renewable energy into the energy mix. A comparative dynamic cost analysis is also conducted to determine best HES options. The cost function includes a set of metrics for computing fixed costs, such as fixed operations and maintenance (O&M) and overnight capital costs, and also variable operational costs, such as cost of variability, variable O&M cost, and cost of environmental impact, together with revenues. Assuming different options for implementing PHG (e.g., natural gas, coal, nuclear), preliminary results identify the level of renewable penetration at which a given advanced HES option (e.g., a nuclear hybrid) becomes increasingly more economical than a traditional electricity-only generation solution. Conditions are also revealed under which carbon resources may be better utilized as carbon sources for chemical production rather than as combustion material for electricity generation.

Humberto E. Garcia; Amit Mohanty; Wen-Chiao Lin; Robert S. Cherry

2013-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Flexible hydropower: boosting energy  

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Flexible hydropower: boosting energy Flexible hydropower: boosting energy New hydroelectric resource for Northern New Mexico supplies clean energy to homes, businesses and the Lab....

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Annotated Production Systems: A Model for Skill Acquisition  

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Annotated Production Systems provide a procedural model for skill acquisition by augmenting a production model of the skill with formal commentary describing plans, bugs, and interraltionships between various productions. ...

Goldstein, Ira P.

1977-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Comparison of Production Costs and Resource Use for Organic and Conventional Production Systems  

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1 Comparison of Production Costs and Resource Use for Organic and Conventional Production Systems Karen Klonsky1 The USDA established the National Organic Program (NOP) to develop national standards for organically produced agricultural products and establish an organic certification program

Ferrara, Katherine W.

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Assessment of Lean and Green Strategies by Simulation of Manufacturing Systems in Discrete Production Environments  

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2012) Valuation of Increased Production System Performanceby Integrated Production Systems. Production Engineeringing Energy-Ef?cient Production Systems. Annals of the CIRP

Diaz-Elsayed, Nancy; Jondral, Annabel; Greinacher, Sebastian; Dornfeld, David; Lanza, Gisela

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

115

Design of Flexible-Duct Junction Boxes  

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Design of Flexible-duct Design of Flexible-duct Junction Boxes Robert Beach, IBACOS Duncan Prahl, IBACOS Design of Flexible-duct Junction Boxes Presentation Outline * Current Standards and Practice * Analysis Methods * Recommendations Design of Flexible-duct Junction Boxes * Detailed report is in peer review anticipated to be published T3 this year. - http://www1.eere.energy.gov/library/default.aspx?page=2&spi d=2. * Measure guide to be part of Building America Solutions Center - http://basc.pnnl.gov/ Design of Flexible-duct Junction Boxes Typical Installations As Plenum As Monster Design of Flexible-duct Junction Boxes Current Standards * ASHRAE 2012 HVAC Systems and Equipment, Box Plenum Systems Using Flexible Duct - Constrains Box Width to 2-3x Entrance Width - Constrains Box Length to 2 x Box Width

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PIA - Flexible Spending Accounts | Department of Energy  

Energy Savers (EERE)

Spending Accounts PIA - Flexible Spending Accounts More Documents & Publications PIA - INL PeopleSoft - Human Resource System PIA - Human Resources - Personal Information Change...

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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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PRODUCT SYSTEMS OF HILBERT SPACES B V RAJARAMA BHAT  

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PRODUCT SYSTEMS OF HILBERT SPACES B V RAJARAMA BHAT Indian Statistical Institute, Bangalore. We wish to cover the basics of the theory of tensor product systems of Hilbert spaces. Concrete tensor product systems of Hilbert spaces have appeared in various fields of Mathematics and Mathematical Physics

Schürmann, Michael

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Representation Systems and Undergraduate Proof Production: A Comment on Weber  

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Representation Systems and Undergraduate Proof Production: A Comment on Weber Lara Alcock & Matthew proof production occurs when much of the prover's work takes place [outside] the representation system systems involved in undergraduate proof production. We discuss these issues further below. However, we

Inglis, Matthew

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A CLASS OF ESSENTIAL REPRESENTATIONS OF PRODUCT SYSTEMS  

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A CLASS OF ESSENTIAL REPRESENTATIONS OF PRODUCT SYSTEMS REMUS FLORICEL Abstract. We construct a family of essential representations of an arbitrary product system by generalizing some techniques intro of the product system on unital vectors. In the sequel, this classification shows explicitly that any E0

Argerami, Martin

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STABILITY OF PRODUCTION-INVENTORY CONTROL SYSTEMS CONSIDERING INVENTORY SHORTAGES  

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STABILITY OF PRODUCTION-INVENTORY CONTROL SYSTEMS CONSIDERING INVENTORY SHORTAGES Jayendran@iitb.ac.in) Extended Abstract The modelling and analysis of the production-inventory control systems of manufacturing to examine the production and inventory dynamics is the application of system dynamics and control theoretic

Venkateswaran, Jayendran

122

Forest Products Market Information Systems in the UNECE region.  

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Forest Products Market Information Systems in the UNECE region. L. Farquharson August 2007 #12;#12;A report into Forest Products Market Information Systems_____________________________ 1 1. EXECUTIVE____________________________________________________15 #12;2 ____________________________ A report into Forest Products Market Information Systems 2 1

123

Traffic flow models and service rules for complex production systems  

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Traffic flow models and service rules for complex production systems C. Ringhofer Abstract We emphasis is given to the implementation of service rules for complex systems, involving multiple product flow type models for complex production systems. Traffic flow models represent, in some sense

Ringhofer, Christian

124

Allocation procedure in ethanol production system from corn grain i. system expansion  

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We investigated the system expansion approach to net energy analysis for ethanol production from domestic corn grain. Production systems included in this study are ethanol production from corn dry milling and cor...

Seungdo Kim; Bruce E. Dale

2002-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

125

Viable System Model approach for holonic product-driven manufacturing systems  

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Viable System Model approach for holonic product-driven manufacturing systems Carlos Herrera , Sana Control Systems (PDCS) dealing with production planning and control. The framework is based on Viable approach. Keywords: Product-driven systems, intelligent manufacturing systems, viable system model

Boyer, Edmond

126

Dynamic simulation of nuclear hydrogen production systems  

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Nuclear hydrogen production processes have been proposed as a solution to rising CO 2 emissions and low fuel yields in the production of liquid transportation fuels. In these processes, the heat of a nuclear reactor is ...

Ramrez Muoz, Patricio D. (Patricio Dario)

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

127

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 900C, and 2) Sequential OTM and HTM reactors in this configuration, the HTM was assumed to be a Pd alloy operating at less than 600C. 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

128

Matrix Product States Algorithms and Continuous Systems  

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A generic method to investigate many-body continuous-variable systems is pedagogically presented. It is based on the notion of matrix product states (so-called MPS) and the algorithms thereof. The method is quite versatile and can be applied to a wide variety of situations. As a first test, we show how it provides reliable results in the computation of fundamental properties of a chain of quantum harmonic oscillators achieving off-critical and critical relative errors of the order of 10^(-8) and 10^(-4) respectively. Next, we use it to study the ground state properties of the quantum rotor model in one spatial dimension, a model that can be mapped to the Mott insulator limit of the 1-dimensional Bose-Hubbard model. At the quantum critical point, the central charge associated to the underlying conformal field theory can be computed with good accuracy by measuring the finite-size corrections of the ground state energy. Examples of MPS-computations both in the finite-size regime and in the thermodynamic limit are given. The precision of our results are found to be comparable to those previously encountered in the MPS studies of, for instance, quantum spin chains. Finally, we present a spin-off application: an iterative technique to efficiently get numerical solutions of partial differential equations of many variables. We illustrate this technique by solving Poisson-like equations with precisions of the order of 10^(-7).

S. Iblisdir; R. Orus; J. I. Latorre

2007-03-28T23:59:59.000Z

129

CONCEPTUAL STUDIES OF A FUEL-FLEXIBLE LOW-SWIRL COMBUSTION SYSTEM FOR THE GAS TURBINE IN CLEAN COAL POWER PLANTS  

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This paper reports the results of preliminary analyses that show the feasibility of developing a fuel flexible (natural gas, syngas and high-hydrogen fuel) combustion system for IGCC gas turbines. Of particular interest is the use of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory's DLN low swirl combustion technology as the basis for the IGCC turbine combustor. Conceptual designs of the combustion system and the requirements for the fuel handling and delivery circuits are discussed. The analyses show the feasibility of a multi-fuel, utility-sized, LSI-based, gas turbine engine. A conceptual design of the fuel injection system shows that dual parallel fuel circuits can provide range of gas turbine operation in a configuration consistent with low pollutant emissions. Additionally, several issues and challenges associated with the development of such a system, such as flashback and auto-ignition of the high-hydrogen fuels, are outlined.

Smith, K.O.; Littlejohn, David; Therkelsen, Peter; Cheng, Robert K.; Ali, S.

2009-11-30T23:59:59.000Z

130

Production System Planning for Natural Resource Conservation in a Micro-Watershed  

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Production System Planning for Natural Resource Conservationa case study watershed. Production Systems Planning (PSP) isWatershed Management, Production Systems Planning (PSP)

Ramakrishna, Nallathiga

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

131

Methods and systems for chemoautotrophic production of organic compounds  

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The present disclosure identifies pathways, mechanisms, systems and methods to confer chemoautotrophic production of carbon-based products of interest, such as sugars, alcohols, chemicals, amino acids, polymers, fatty acids and their derivatives, hydrocarbons, isoprenoids, and intermediates thereof, in organisms such that these organisms efficiently convert inorganic carbon to organic carbon-based products of interest using inorganic energy, such as formate, and in particular the use of organisms for the commercial production of various carbon-based products of interest.

Fischer, Curt R.; Che, Austin J.; Shetty, Reshma P.; Kelly, Jason R.

2013-01-08T23:59:59.000Z

132

Energy Solution for Floating LNG Production System.  

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?? This report considers different energy solutions for a floating LNG production vessel. The two alternatives analyzed are gas turbine and steam turbine. In addition (more)

Andersen, Magnus Nordahl

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

133

Greenhouse gas emissions in biogas production systems  

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from soils amended with biogas waste compared to otherCrutzen et al. 2008). Biogas production from organicamounts of fermentation effluent (biogas waste) remain after

Dittert, Klaus; Senbayram, Mehmet; Wienforth, Babette; Kage, Henning; Muehling, Karl H

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

134

Hydrogen Energy System and Hydrogen Production Methods  

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Hydrogen is being considered as a synthetic fuel ... . This paper contains an overview of the hydrogen production methods, those being commercially available today as well...

F. Barbir; T. N. Veziro?lu

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

135

High Tonnage Forest Biomass Production Systems from Southern...  

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

DOE Biomass Program Review High Tonnage Forest Biomass Production Systems from Southern Pine Energy Plantations DE-EE0001036 S. Taylor (Auburn University), R. Rummer (USDA Forest...

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High Tonnage Forest Biomass Production Systems from Southern...  

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

Biomass Program Review High Tonnage Forest Biomass Production Systems from Southern Pine Energy Plantations DE-EE0001036 S. Taylor (Auburn University), R. Rummer (USDA Forest...

137

Flexible ultrasonic pipe inspection apparatus  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Pipe crawlers, pipe inspection {open_quotes}rabbits{close_quotes} and similar vehicles are widely used for inspecting the interior surfaces of piping systems, storage tanks and process vessels for damaged or flawed structural features. This paper describes the design of a flexible, modular ultrasonic pipe inspection apparatus.

Jenkins, C.F.; Howard, B.D.

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

138

Making existing production systems Industry 4.0-ready  

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This paper presents an approach to how existing production systems that are not Industry 4.0-ready can be expanded to participate in an Industry 4.0 factory. Within this paper, a concept ... systems can be discov...

Jan Schlechtendahl; Matthias Keinert; Felix Kretschmer

2014-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

139

Renewable Hydrogen Production from Biological Systems  

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

Presentation by Matthew Posewitz, Colorado School of Mines, at the Biological Hydrogen Production Workshop held September 24-25, 2013, at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, Colorado.

140

Novel 125 I production and recovery system  

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This research suggests ways of reducing contamination of iodine-126 in iodine-125 and lays out a simpler iodine-125 production technique to increase the yield. By using aluminum irradiation vessels the yield of iodine-125 produced by neutron...

Kar, Adwitiya

2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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141

Flexible Composite Radiation Detector  

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Flexible Composite Radiation Detector Flexible Composite Radiation Detector Flexible Composite Radiation Detector A flexible composite scintillator was prepared by mixing fast, bright, dense rare-earth doped powdered oxyorthosilicate (such as LSO:Ce, LSO:Sm, and GSO:Ce) scintillator with a polymer binder. Available for thumbnail of Feynman Center (505) 665-9090 Email Flexible Composite Radiation Detector A flexible composite scintillator was prepared by mixing fast, bright, dense rare-earth doped powdered oxyorthosilicate (such as LSO:Ce, LSO:Sm, and GSO:Ce) scintillator with a polymer binder. The binder is transparent to the scintillator emission. The composite is seamless and can be made large and in a wide variety of shapes. Importantly, the composite can be tailored to emit light in a spectral region that matches the optimum

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Covered Product Category: Centrifugal Pumping System | Department of Energy  

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Centrifugal Pumping System Centrifugal Pumping System Covered Product Category: Centrifugal Pumping System October 7, 2013 - 11:25am Addthis FEMP provides acquisition guidance across a variety of product categories, including centrifugal pumping systems. Federal laws and executive orders mandate that agencies meet these efficiency requirements in all procurement and acquisition actions that are not specifically exempted by law. Buying Energy-Efficient Centrifugal Pumping Systems The most common applications for pumps at Federal facilities are for fresh water supply, hydronic heating and cooling systems, wastewater treatment, and drainage. For these applications, the most common type of pump is the centrifugal pump. Proper pump selection should consider both constant and variable flow and

143

Flexible Assembly Solar Technology  

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field and secured on steel pylons. PROJECT DESCRIPTION The research team is applying automation processes to the design of a Flexible Assembly Solar Technology (FAST). FAST is an...

144

Flexible and Transparent Memory  

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K. L. Wang. , Robust Bi-Stable Memory Operation in Single-Graphene Ferroelectric Memory, Appl. Phy. Lett. , 99 (4),Flexible and Transparent Memory IEEE International Memory

KIM, SUNG MIN

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

145

Importance of systems biology in engineering microbes for biofuel production  

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Microorganisms have been rich sources for natural products, some of which have found use as fuels, commodity chemicals, specialty chemicals, polymers, and drugs, to name a few. The recent interest in production of transportation fuels from renewable resources has catalyzed numerous research endeavors that focus on developing microbial systems for production of such natural products. Eliminating bottlenecks in microbial metabolic pathways and alleviating the stresses due to production of these chemicals are crucial in the generation of robust and efficient production hosts. The use of systems-level studies makes it possible to comprehensively understand the impact of pathway engineering within the context of the entire host metabolism, to diagnose stresses due to product synthesis, and provides the rationale to cost-effectively engineer optimal industrial microorganisms.

Mukhopadhyay, Aindrila; Redding, Alyssa M.; Rutherford, Becky J.; Keasling, Jay D.

2009-12-02T23:59:59.000Z

146

Greenhouse gas emissions in biogas production systems  

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Augustin J et al. Automated gas chromatographic system forof the atmospheric trace gases methane, carbon dioxide, andfuel consumption and of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from

Dittert, Klaus; Senbayram, Mehmet; Wienforth, Babette; Kage, Henning; Muehling, Karl H

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

147

Model Predictive Control Approach to Online Computation of Demand-Side Flexibility of Commercial Buildings HVAC Systems for Supply Following  

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the summation of fan power, cooling power and heating power,non-electric heating and cooling powers of these systems. (time t Power consumption of fan, heating and cooling systems

Maasoumy, Mehdi

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

148

Object-Oriented Modelling of Flexible Beams  

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In this paper the problem of modelling flexible thin beams in multibody systems is tackled. The proposed model, implemented with the object-oriented modelling language Modelica, is completely modular, allowing th...

Francesco Schiavo; Luca Vigan; Gianni Ferretti

2006-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

149

Software Product Line Engineering for Long-lived, Sustainable Systems  

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Software Product Line Engineering for Long-lived, Sustainable Systems Robyn Lutz1,2, David Weiss1-lived, sustainable systems (LSS) are hampered by limited support for change over time and limited preservation for use in single, critical systems with requirements for sustainability. We describe how four categories

Lutz, Robyn R.

150

Hadron production in heavy relativistic systems  

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We investigate particle production in heavy-ion collisions at RHIC energies as function of incident energy, and centrality in a three-sources Relativistic Diffusion Model. Pseudorapidity distributions of produced charged hadrons in Au + Au and Cu + Cu collisions at sqrt(s_NN) = 19.6 GeV, 62.4 GeV, 130 GeV and 200 GeV show an almost equilibrated midrapidity source that tends to increase in size towards higher incident energy, and more central collisions. It may indicate quark-gluon plasma formation prior to hadronization.

Rolf Kuiper; Georg Wolschin

2007-03-07T23:59:59.000Z

151

Production smoothing and buffer stock reduction for two-stage production and inventory systems  

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This paper deals with the problem of developing an effective push-type ordering system which can decrease the variations of production ordering and inventory levels, while taking into account forecasted error, the difference between forecasted values and the backlog quantity, in which the shortage of safety stock of component parts causes a discrepancy between production ordering and actual production levels. The ordering system is developed on the basis of an idea which combines safety stock and the weight of the feedback quantity of actual and forecasted term-end inventory levels. Some results of numerical analysis show the effects of safety stock of the component parts and the feedback control parameter of each production stage, the autocorrelation coefficient of product demand upon the amplifications of production ordering and inventory levels.

Kazuyoshi Ishii; Shusaku Hiraki

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

152

Production of bound {$?^{+}?^{-}$}-systems in relativistic heavy ion collisions  

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Dimuonium (the bound system of two muons, $\\mu^+\\mu^-$-atom) has not been observed yet. In this paper we discuss the electromagnetic production of dimuonium at RHIC and LHC in relativistic heavy ion collisions. The production of parastates is analyzed in the equivalent photon approximation. For the treatment of orthostates, we develop a three photon formalism. We determine the production rates at RHIC and LHC with an accuracy of a few percent and discuss problems related to the observation of dimuonium.

I. F. Ginzburg; U. D. Jentschura; S. G. Karshenboim; F. Krauss; V. G. Serbo; G. Soff

1998-05-19T23:59:59.000Z

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The International Journal of Flexible Manufacturing Systems, 16, 1144, 2004 c 2004 Kluwer Academic Publishers. Manufactured in The Netherlands.  

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multistage assembly processes (MAP) such as the automotive, aerospace, appliance, and electronics industries a characteristic feature of modern manufacturing and new product development in automotive, aerospace, and other-based-competition--New paradigm and challenges The US automotive industry has dominated world auto markets for years. The mass

Zhou, Shiyu

154

A New System at NERSC: Carver Goes into Production  

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New Carver System New Carver System Goes into Production A New System at NERSC: Carver Goes into Production May 28, 2010 carverracks.jpg Built on IBM iDataPlex technology, Carver is comprised of 400 compute nodes interconnected by the latest 4X QDR InfiniBand technology. The image above shows Carver from the front. A new system is in production at the Department of Energy's National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC). Built on IBM iDataPlex technology, the new system is called "Carver" in honor of American scientist and inventor George Washington Carver. Carver replaces NERSC's Opteron "Jacquard" cluster and IBM Power5 "Bassi" system, which were both decommissioned at the end of April. NERSC is a world leader in providing high-performance computing resources for science,

155

Visopt ShopFloor System: Integrating Planning into Production Scheduling  

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Visopt ShopFloor System: Integrating Planning into Production Scheduling Roman Barták Charles, the first machine pre-processes the item (3 time units) that is finished in the second machine (additional 3 in parallel and a worker is required (left) or via a serial production when the item is pre- processed

Bartak, Roman

156

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR Sustainable Vegetable Production and Nutrition Systems  

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management that builds collaboratively on MSU's strengths in vegetable production and sustainable croppingASSISTANT PROFESSOR Sustainable Vegetable Production and Nutrition Systems The Department of Horticulture (http://www.hrt.msu.edu) in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources at Michigan State

Isaacs, Rufus

157

EMBRAPAs Food-Feed-Bioenergy Production Systems  

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Embrapas concept of integrated and decentralized food-feed- bioenergy production on a farm is presented. The ... for demonstration purposes are briefly described. The bioenergy component in these systems is base...

Levon Yeganiantz; Adhemar Brandini

1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

158

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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A high-speed, flexible-scanning chemical imaging system using a light-addressable potentiometric sensor integrated with an analog micromirror  

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Abstract A semiconductor-based chemical imaging sensor is a type of field-effect, label-free sensing system that can visualize a two-dimensional distribution of concentrations for specific chemical species on a sensor surface. This report presents the development of a high-speed, flexible chemical imaging sensor system using an analog micromirror as a light-addressing setup to scan the light-addressable potentiometric sensor (LAPS) surface from the underside. In the proposed system, a two-axis electrostatic comb-driven micromirror is used to control a modulated laser beam with rapid and tunable scanning capabilities. The position, X- and Y-axis step, direction of movement and speed of the moving laser spot can be arbitrarily defined using the programmed control on the angular rotation of the micromirror. A high-speed spatiotemporal recording of the change in pH at a rate of approximately 16fps (frames per second) using backside illumination has been achieved by the current setup. In addition, a high-resolution chemical image with 200k pixels of a test pattern in a sensor area of 14.5נ10.5mm2 was achieved within 40s. The frequency-dependent photovoltage, photovoltage-reference bias voltage characteristics, and pH sensitivity are also demonstrated and discussed systematically for optimization.

Anirban Das; Tsung-Cheng Chen; Chia-Ming Yang; Chao-Sung Lai

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

160

To Cope with the Uncertainity in Smart Energy Systems: Office Buildings as a Source for Energy Flexibility  

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systems at farms) will lead to a large amount of distributed and fluctuating (small) renewable energy sources throughout the grid, at homes, farms, and companies. The need of centralized electricity generation thus becomes more difficult to plan. This can...

Zieler, W.; Aduda, K.; Boxem, G.

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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161

SunShot Initiative: Flexible Assembly Solar Technology  

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Flexible Assembly Solar Flexible Assembly Solar Technology to someone by E-mail Share SunShot Initiative: Flexible Assembly Solar Technology on Facebook Tweet about SunShot Initiative: Flexible Assembly Solar Technology on Twitter Bookmark SunShot Initiative: Flexible Assembly Solar Technology on Google Bookmark SunShot Initiative: Flexible Assembly Solar Technology on Delicious Rank SunShot Initiative: Flexible Assembly Solar Technology on Digg Find More places to share SunShot Initiative: Flexible Assembly Solar Technology on AddThis.com... Concentrating Solar Power Systems Components Competitive Awards CSP Research & Development Thermal Storage CSP Recovery Act Baseload CSP SunShot Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative CSP Heat Integration for Baseload Renewable Energy Deployment

162

Products in environmental management systems: the role of auditors  

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For standardized environmental management systems (EMS) to be environmentally effective tools, they should affect important environmental aspects related to flows of materials and energy, which for manufacturing companies are closely connected to their products. This paper presents how external environmental auditors interpret and apply important product-related requirements of ISO 14001 at manufacturing companies in Sweden. The results indicate that the link between EMS and products is rather weak. Products are seldom regarded as significant environmental aspects and are therefore not within the main scope of many EMS, which are mainly focused on sites. However, all of the interviewed auditors require that some kind of environmental considerations be incorporated into product development, but these considerations are to large extent site oriented; how they are prioritized in relation to other factors such as economics and other customer priorities appears to be up to the companies. The paper includes some recommendations to strengthen the role of products within the framework of standardized EMS.

Jonas Ammenberg; Erik Sundin

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Design and optimization of a flexible high-peak-power laser-to-fiber coupled illumination system used in digital particle image velocimetry  

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We present a study on the design and parameter optimization of a flexible high-peak-power fiber-optic laser delivery system using commercially available solid-core silica fibers and an experimental glass hollow waveguide (HW). The fiber-optic delivery system provides a flexible, safe, and easily and precisely positioned laser irradiation for many applications including uniform illumination for digital particle image velocimetry (DPIV). The delivery fibers, when coupled through a line-generating lens, produce a uniform thin laser sheet illumination for accurate and repeatable DPIV two-dimensional velocity measurements. We report experimental results on homogenizing the laser beam profile using various mode-mixing techniques. Furthermore, because a fundamental problem for fiber-optic-based high-peak-power laser delivery systems is the possible damage effects of the fiber material, we determine experimentally the peak power density damage threshold of various delivery fibers designed for the visible spectral range at a typical DPIV laser wavelength of 532 nm. In the case of solid-core silica delivery fibers using conventional lens-based laser-to-fiber coupling, the damage threshold varies from 3.7 GW/cm{sup 2} for a 100-{mu}m-core-diameter high-temperature fiber to 3.9 GW/cm{sup 2} for a 200-{mu}m-core-diameter high-power delivery fiber, with a total output laser energy delivered of at least 3-10 mJ for those respective fibers. Therefore, these fibers are marginally suitable for most macro-DPIV applications. However, to improve the high-power delivery capability for close-up micro-DPIV applications, we propose and validate an experimental fiber link with much higher laser power delivery capability than the solid-core fiber links. We use an uncoated grazing-incidence-based tapered glass funnel coupled to a glass HW with hollow air-core diameter of 700 {mu}m, a low numerical aperture of 0.05, and a thin inside cladding of cyclic olefin polymer coating for optimum transmission at 532 nm. Because of the mode homogenizing effect and lower power density, the taper-waveguide laser delivery technique ensured high damage threshold for the delivery HW, and as a result, no damage occurred at the maximum measured input laser energy of 33 mJ used in this study.

Robinson, Ronald A.; Ilev, Ilko K. [FDA/CDRH, 9200 Corporate Blvd., HFZ-170, Rockville, Maryland 20850 (United States)

2004-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An integrative modeling framework to evaluate the productivity and sustainability of biofuel crop production systems  

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The potential expansion of biofuel production raises food, energy, and environmental challenges that require careful assessment of the impact of biofuel production on greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, soil erosion, nutrient loading, and water quality. In this study, we describe a spatially explicit integrative modeling framework (SEIMF) to understand and quantify the environmental impacts of different biomass cropping systems. This SEIMF consists of three major components: (1) a geographic information system (GIS)-based data analysis system to define spatial modeling units with resolution of 56 m to address spatial variability, (2) the biophysical and biogeochemical model Environmental Policy Integrated Climate (EPIC) applied in a spatially-explicit way to predict biomass yield, GHG emissions, and other environmental impacts of different biofuel crops production systems, and (3) an evolutionary multiobjective optimization algorithm for exploring the trade-offs between biofuel energy production and unintended ecosystem-service responses. Simple examples illustrate the major functions of the SEIMF when applied to a nine-county Regional Intensive Modeling Area (RIMA) in SW Michigan to (1) simulate biofuel crop production, (2) compare impacts of management practices and local ecosystem settings, and (3) optimize the spatial configuration of different biofuel production systems by balancing energy production and other ecosystem-service variables. Potential applications of the SEIMF to support life cycle analysis and provide information on biodiversity evaluation and marginal-land identification are also discussed. The SEIMF developed in this study is expected to provide a useful tool for scientists and decision makers to understand sustainability issues associated with the production of biofuels at local, regional, and national scales.

Zhang, X [University of Maryland; Izaurralde, R. C. [University of Maryland; Manowitz, D. [University of Maryland; West, T. O. [University of Maryland; Thomson, A. M. [University of Maryland; Post, Wilfred M [ORNL; Bandaru, Vara Prasad [ORNL; Nichols, Jeff [ORNL; Williams, J. [AgriLIFE, Temple, TX

2010-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An Integrative Modeling Framework to Evaluate the Productivity and Sustainability of Biofuel Crop Production Systems  

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The potential expansion of biofuel production raises food, energy, and environmental challenges that require careful assessment of the impact of biofuel production on greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, soil erosion, nutrient loading, and water quality. In this study, we describe a spatially-explicit integrative modeling framework (SEIMF) to understand and quantify the environmental impacts of different biomass cropping systems. This SEIMF consists of three major components: 1) a geographic information system (GIS)-based data analysis system to define spatial modeling units with resolution of 56 m to address spatial variability, 2) the biophysical and biogeochemical model EPIC (Environmental Policy Integrated Climate) applied in a spatially-explicit way to predict biomass yield, GHG emissions, and other environmental impacts of different biofuel crops production systems, and 3) an evolutionary multi-objective optimization algorithm for exploring the trade-offs between biofuel energy production and unintended ecosystem-service responses. Simple examples illustrate the major functions of the SEIMF when applied to a 9-county Regional Intensive Modeling Area (RIMA) in SW Michigan to 1) simulate biofuel crop production, 2) compare impacts of management practices and local ecosystem settings, and 3) optimize the spatial configuration of different biofuel production systems by balancing energy production and other ecosystem-service variables. Potential applications of the SEIMF to support life cycle analysis and provide information on biodiversity evaluation and marginal-land identification are also discussed. The SEIMF developed in this study is expected to provide a useful tool for scientists and decision makers to understand sustainability issues associated with the production of biofuels at local, regional, and national scales.

Zhang, Xuesong; Izaurralde, Roberto C.; Manowitz, David H.; West, T. O.; Post, W. M.; Thomson, Allison M.; Bandaru, V. P.; Nichols, J.; Williams, J.R.

2010-09-08T23:59:59.000Z

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Theory: Biological systems organize to maximize entropy production subject to information and biophysicochemical constraints.  

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Theory: Biological systems organize to maximize entropy production subject to information production. While organized structures decrease the entropy of the system, they are maintained by external selection produce biological systems that tend to follow a pathway of maximum entropy production

Vallino, Joseph J.

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Innovative production system goes in off Ivory Coast  

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The phased field development of the Lion and Panthere fields, offshore the Ivory Coast, includes a small floating production, storage, and offloading (FPSO) tanker with minimal processing capability as an early oil production system (EPS). For the long-term production scheme, the FPSO will be replaced by a converted jack up mobile offshore production system (MOPS) with full process equipment. The development also includes guyed-caisson well platforms, pipeline export for natural gas to fuel an onshore power plant, and a floating storage and offloading (FSO) tanker for oil export. Pipeline export for oil is a future possibility. This array of innovative strategies and techniques seldom has been brought together in a single project. The paper describes the development plan, early oil, jack up MOPS, and transport and installation.

Childers, M. [Oceaneering Production Systems, Houston, TX (United States); Barnes, J. [Paragon Engineering Services Inc., Houston, TX (United States)]|[UMC Petroleum Corp., Houston, TX (United States)

1995-07-17T23:59:59.000Z

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RTO heat recovery system decreases production costs and provides payback  

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Application of a heat recovery system to an existing regenerative thermal oxidizer (RTO) was considered, tested, and selected for decreasing production costs at a pressure sensitive tape manufacturing facility. Heat recovery systems on RTO's are less common than those on other thermal oxidizers (e.g., recuperative) because RTO's, by the nature of the technology, usually provide high thermal efficiencies (without the application of external heat recovery systems). In this case, the production processes were integrated with the emission controls by applying an external heat recovery system and by optimizing the design and operation of the existing drying and cure ovens, RTO system, and ductwork collection system. Integration of these systems provides an estimated annual production cost savings of over $400,000 and a simplified capital investment payback of less than 2 years, excluding possible savings from improved dryer operations. These additional process benefits include more consistent and simplified control of seasonal dryer performance and possibly production throughput increases. The production costs savings are realized by substituting excess RTO heat for a portion of the infrared (IR) electrical heat input to the dryers/ovens. This will be accomplished by preheating the supply air to the oven zones with the excess RTO heat (i.e., heat at the RTO exceeding auto-thermal conditions). Several technologies, including direct air-to-air, indirect air-to-air, hot oil-to-air, waste heat boiler (steam-to-air) were evaluated for transferring the excess RTO heat (hot gas) to the ovens. A waste heat boiler was selected to transfer the excess RTO heat to the ovens because this technology provided the most economical, reliable, and feasible operation. Full-scale production test trials on the coating lines were performed and confirmed the IR electrical costs could be reduced up to 70%.

Lundquist, P.R.

1999-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Thermodynamic efficiency and entropy production in the climate system  

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We present an outlook on the climate system thermodynamics. First, we construct an equivalent Carnot engine with efficiency ? and frame the Lorenz energy cycle in a macroscale thermodynamic context. Then, by exploiting the second law, we prove that the lower bound to the entropy production is ? times the integrated absolute value of the internal entropy fluctuations. An exergetic interpretation is also proposed. Finally, the controversial maximum entropy production principle is reinterpreted as requiring the joint optimization of heat transport and mechanical work production. These results provide tools for climate change analysis and for climate models validation.

Valerio Lucarini

2009-08-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Production process for advanced space satellite system cables/interconnects.  

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This production process was generated for the satellite system program cables/interconnects group, which in essences had no well defined production process. The driver for the development of a formalized process was based on the set backs, problem areas, challenges, and need improvements faced from within the program at Sandia National Laboratories. In addition, the formal production process was developed from the Master's program of Engineering Management for New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology in Socorro New Mexico and submitted as a thesis to meet the institute's graduating requirements.

Mendoza, Luis A.

2007-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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IBM System Storage Product Guide IBM Systems and Technology Group  

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.2 Disk System with new options for drive-level disk encryption, Solid State storage, and 1 TB SATA drives Repeaters Cache (min, max) 256 MB battery backup 512 MB, 2 GB battery backup 512 MB, 2 GB battery backup 512 MB, 2 GB battery backup N/A RAID support 0, 1, 3, 5, 6,10

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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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Entropy Production : From Open Volume Preserving to Dissipative Systems  

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We generalize Gaspard's method for computing the \\epsilon-entropy production rate in Hamiltonian systems to dissipative systems with attractors considered earlier by T\\'el, Vollmer, and Breymann. This approach leads to a natural definition of a coarse grained Gibbs entropy which is extensive, and which can be expressed in terms of the SRB measures and volumes of the coarse graining sets which cover the attractor. One can also study the entropy and entropy production as functions of the degree of resolution of the coarse graining process, and examine the limit as the coarse graining size approaches zero. We show that this definition of the Gibbs entropy leads to a positive rate of irreversible entropy production for reversible dissipative systems. We apply the method to the case of a two dimensional map, based upon a model considered by Vollmer, T\\'el and Breymann, that is a deterministic version of a biased-random walk. We treat both volume preserving and dissipative versions of the basic map, and make a comparison between the two cases. We discuss the \\epsilon-entropy production rate as a function of the size of the coarse graining cells for these biased-random walks and, for an open system with flux boundary conditions, show regions of exponential growth and decay of the rate of entropy production as the size of the cells decreases. This work describes in some detail the relation between the results of Gaspard, those of T\\'el, Vollmer and Breymann, and those of Ruelle, on entropy production in various systems described by Anosov or Anosov-like maps.

T. Gilbert; J. R. Dorfman

1999-03-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Flexible-Fuel Vehicle Basics | Department of Energy  

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Flexible-Fuel Vehicle Basics Flexible-Fuel Vehicle Basics Flexible-Fuel Vehicle Basics August 20, 2013 - 9:05am Addthis Photo of a gray van with 'E85 Ethanol' written on the side. Flexible fuel vehicles (FFVs) are capable of operating on gasoline, E85 (85% ethanol, 15% gasoline), or a mixture of both. There are almost 8 million flexible fuel vehicles on U.S. roads today, but many FFV owners don't know their vehicle is one. Unlike natural gas vehicles and propane bi-fuel vehicles, flexible fuel vehicles contain one fueling system, which is made up of ethanol-compatible components and is set to accommodate the higher oxygen content of E85. E85 should only be used in ethanol-capable FFVs. For more information, read Flexible Fuel Vehicles: Powered by a Renewable American Fuel. Download Adobe Reader.

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On-Board Hydrogen Gas Production System For Stirling Engines  

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A hydrogen production system for use in connection with Stirling engines. The production system generates hydrogen working gas and periodically supplies it to the Stirling engine as its working fluid in instances where loss of such working fluid occurs through usage through operation of the associated Stirling engine. The hydrogen gas may be generated by various techniques including electrolysis and stored by various means including the use of a metal hydride absorbing material. By controlling the temperature of the absorbing material, the stored hydrogen gas may be provided to the Stirling engine as needed. A hydrogen production system for use in connection with Stirling engines. The production system generates hydrogen working gas and periodically supplies it to the Stirling engine as its working fluid in instances where loss of such working fluid occurs through usage through operation of the associated Stirling engine. The hydrogen gas may be generated by various techniques including electrolysis and stored by various means including the use of a metal hydride absorbing material. By controlling the temperature of the absorbing material, the stored hydrogen gas may be provided to the Stirling engine as needed.

Johansson, Lennart N. (Ann Arbor, MI)

2004-06-29T23:59:59.000Z

176

Information systems as a reference discipline for new product development  

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Baskerville and Myers (2002) recently suggested that the information systems (IS) field has "come of age" and that it can now serve as a reference discipline for other fields. In this article, the discourse about their vision is extended by considering ... Keywords: IS research agenda, IS research issues, IT infusion, diffusion of research, knowledge network, new product development, reference discipline

Satish Nambisan

2003-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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138 Industrial Productivity Spinoff 2009 Gauging Systems Monitor Cryogenic Liquids  

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138 Industrial Productivity Spinoff 2009 Gauging Systems Monitor Cryogenic Liquids originating propellants like liquid hydrogen and oxygen at cryogenic temperatures (below -243 °F) is crucial for space) tanks. The Agency has used these cryogenic fluids for vehicle propellants, reactants, and life support

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Statistics of Entropy Production in Linearized Stochastic System  

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We consider a wide class of linear stochastic problems driven off the equilibrium by a multiplicative asymmetric force. The force brakes detailed balance, maintained otherwise, thus producing entropy. The large deviation function of the entropy production in the system is calculated explicitly. The general result is illustrated using an example of a polymer immersed in a gradient flow and subject to thermal fluctuations.

K. Turitsyn; M. Chertkov; V. Y. Chernyak; A. Puliafito

2007-02-20T23:59:59.000Z

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High Productivity Computing Systems Program The ASC-Alliance projects  

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High Productivity Computing Systems Program The ASC-Alliance projects: A case study of large as the ASC-Alliance centers. We conducted interviews with project leads from all five of the centers to gain such codes1 . These projects make up a group of research centers known as the ASC-Alliance centers. Each

Basili, Victor R.

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Advanced materials for flexible pipe construction  

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New materials have been developed for use in the construction of non-bonded flexible pipe for offshore oil and gas production in sever environmental conditions. Internal environmental conditions include high conveyed fluid temperatures with sour and waxy production fluids. External environmental conditions include low water temperatures and water depths of up to 2,000 m. In this paper, the results of test to verify the suitability of materials developed by Wellstream and its vendors specifically for these severe applications is presented.

Kalman, M.D.; Belcher, J.R.; Plaia, J.R. [Wellstream Company, L.P., Panama City, FL (United States). Dept. of Engineering

1995-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Ceramic Systems - Environmental Design to Robotic Production Workflow  

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Ceramic Systems - Environmental Design to Robotic Production Workflow Ceramic Systems - Environmental Design to Robotic Production Workflow Speaker(s): Martin Bechthold Date: February 1, 2013 - 1:00pm Location: 90-4133 Seminar Host/Point of Contact: Dane Lay The current design practice for high performance, custom facade systems easily disconnects the initial façade design from the fabrication phase. The early design phases typically involve a series of iterative tests during which the environmental performance of different design variants is verified through simulations or physical measurements. After completing the environmental design, construction and fabrication constraints are incorporated. Time, budget constraints, and workflow incompatibilities are common obstacles that prevent design teams from verifying, through

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Hydrogen photo-evolution upon S deprivation stepwise: an illustration of microalgal photosynthetic and metabolic flexibility and a step stone for future biotechnological methods of renewable H2 production  

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The metabolic flexibility of some photosynthetic microalgae enables them to survive periods of anaerobiosis in the light by developing a particular photofermentative metabolism. The latter entails compounds of...

Bart Ghysels; Fabrice Franck

2010-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Dynamics and optimal control of flexible solar updraft towers  

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...control of flexible solar updraft towers...University of New Mexico, , Albuquerque...USA The use of solar chimneys for energy production was...a) Potential energy as a function of...University of New Mexico solar chimney prototype...

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Flexibility in transportation procurement : a real options approach  

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Shippers who use for-hire carriers need a careful estimation of their need for trucking capacity in order to be able to haul products in a timely and cost-effective manner. This thesis outlines a flexible approach to ...

Zhelev, Georgi Zhelev, 1975-

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Nanoimprint lithography with a soft roller and focused UV light for flexible substrates  

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This paper presents a nanoimprint lithography system for flexible substrates. With this system, a flexible substrate is pressed on a stamp with a low pressing load, a narrow contact area, and a focused ultraviolet (UV) light. The system efficiently transfers ... Keywords: Flexible substrate, Nanoimprint lithography, Roller, Ultraviolet light

Hyungjun Lim; Geehong Kim; Kee-Bong Choi; Mira Jeong; Jihyeong Ryu; Jaejong Lee

2012-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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System issues and tradeoffs associated with syngas production and combustion  

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The purpose of this article is to provide an overview of the basic technology of coal gasification for the production of syngas and the utilization of that syngas in power generation. The common gasifier types, fixed/moving bed, fluidized bed, entrained flow, and transport, are described, and accompanying typical product syngas compositions are shown for different coal ranks. Substantial variation in product gas composition is observed with changes in gasifier and coal feed type. Fuel contaminants such as sulfur, nitrogen, ash, as well as heavy metals such as mercury, arsenic, and selenium, can be removed to protect the environment and downstream processes. A variety of methods for syngas utilization for power production are discussed, including both present (gas turbine and internal combustion engines) and future technologies, including oxy-fuel, chemical looping, fuel cells, and hybrids. Goals to improve system efficiencies, further reduce NOx emissions, and provide options for CO2 sequestration require advancements in many aspects of IGCC plants, including the combustion system. Areas for improvements in combustion technology that could minimize these tradeoffs between cost, complexity, and performance are discussed.

Casleton, K.H.; Richards, G.A.; Breault, R.W.

2008-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

187

System Issues and Tradeoffs Associated with Syngas Production and Combustion  

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The purpose of this article is to provide an overview of the basic technology of coal gasification for the production of syngas and the utilization of that syngas in power generation. The common gasifier types, fixed=moving bed, fluidized bed, entrained flow, and transport, are described, and accompanying typical product syngas compositions are shown for different coal ranks. Substantial variation in product gas composition is observed with changes in gasifier and coal feed type. Fuel contaminants such as sulfur, nitrogen, ash, as well as heavy metals such as mercury, arsenic, and selenium, can be removed to protect the environment and downstream processes. A variety of methods for syngas utilization for power production are discussed, including both present (gas turbine and internal combustion engines) and future technologies, including oxy-fuel, chemical looping, fuel cells, and hybrids. Goals to improve system efficiencies, further reduce NOx emissions, and provide options for CO2 sequestration require advancements in many aspects of IGCC plants, including the combustion system. Areas for improvements in combustion technology that could minimize these tradeoffs between cost, complexity, and performance are discussed.

Kent H. Casleton; Ronald W. Breault; George A. Richards

2008-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

188

Strangeness production in small and large collisions systems at RHIC  

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We present measurements of strange and multi-strange hadrons in p+p collisions at $\\sqrt{s}$= 200 GeV measured by STAR. We will compare these preliminary results to leading-order (LO) and next-to-leading order (NLO) perturbative QCD models widely believed to describe the production mechanisms. In particular we will point out recent changes of the model calculations which improve the agreement with our data significantly and will discuss the physics consequences. In larger collision systems, produced with heavy ions at RHIC, we observe the centrality dependence of strange and multi-strange particle production. The non-linear dependency between (anti)-hyperon yields and the system size \\Npart seems to indicate that the correlation volume does not scale exactly with \\Npart in contradiction to previous assumptions by thermal models.

Mark Heinz

2006-04-13T23:59:59.000Z

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Cost Analysis of a Concentrator Photovoltaic Hydrogen Production System  

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The development of efficient, renewable methods of producing hydrogen are essential for the success of the hydrogen economy. Since the feedstock for electrolysis is water, there are no harmful pollutants emitted during the use of the fuel. Furthermore, it has become evident that concentrator photovoltaic (CPV) systems have a number of unique attributes that could shortcut the development process, and increase the efficiency of hydrogen production to a point where economics will then drive the commercial development to mass scale.

Thompson, J. R.; McConnell, R. D.; Mosleh, M.

2005-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Sun Ultra 2 System at a Glance Product Specifications  

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Sun Ultra 2 System at a Glance Product Specifications Sun Ultra 2 Model 2170 Sun Ultra 2 Models 1200 and 2200 Sun Ultra 2 Models 1300 and 2300 Dimensions and weight 450 mm x 130 mm x 444 mm (Wx Optional SunCDTM 4x or 12x drive Optional 4-mm DDS2 tape Optional 8-mm tape 14-GB 8-mm tape 2.5-GB 0

MacAdam, Keith

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The $?K$ system production in the hadron interactions  

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The A-dependence is observed in $x_F$-distributions for the $\\Lambda K^0$ system produced with the small transverse momentum in the neutron-nucleus interactions. For the $\\Lambda$ hyperons similar dependence isn't seen. The result is interpreted as an effect from intermediate excitative nucleon state, which decays into strange particles. Such interpretation is confirmed experimental data on $\\Lambda K$ pair production in the pion-nucleon interactions.

O. V. Bulekov; N. D. Galanina; V. S. Demidov; A. L. Endalov; I. E. Kiselevich; M. A. Martemianov; V. I. Mikhailichenko; V. A. Okorokov; A. K. Ponosov; F. M. Sergeev; N. A. Khaldeeva

1998-12-03T23:59:59.000Z

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Product systems of Hilbert modules and their applications in quantum dynamics  

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Product systems of Hilbert modules and their applications in quantum dynamics Michael Skeide Markov adjointable operators on a Hilbert B­module E, and the related product systems consist of correspon- dences systems. But unlike units in Arve- son systems (that is, product systems of Hilbert spaces), units

Schürmann, Michael

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Mass Production Cost Estimation for Direct H2 PEM Fuel Cell Systems...  

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07 Update Mass Production Cost Estimation for Direct H2 PEM Fuel Cell Systems for Automotive Applications: 2007 Update This report estimates fuel cell system cost for systems...

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Mass Production Cost Estimation for Direct H2 PEM Fuel Cell Systems...  

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Application Mass Production Cost Estimation for Direct H2 PEM Fuel Cell Systems for Automotive Application This report estimates fuel cell system cost for systems produced in the...

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SU?E?J?32: The Dosimetric Impact of Both a Rigid and a Flexible Radiofrequency Coil in a Hybrid 1.5T MRI and 6 MV Linac System for Online MR?Guided Radiotherapy  

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Purpose: To investigate the dosimetric impact of both a rigid and a flexible radiofrequency coil in a hybrid 1.5T MRI and 6 MV linac system for online MR?guided radiotherapy. Methods: We evaluated the dosimetric impact of a flexible Synergy MR coil (Philips Best) on both a simple and a complex irradiation strategy for treating spinal bone metastases by Monte?Carlo simulations. This tumor site in combination with this MR coil may be chosen for the first in?man treatments with the UMC Utrecht MRL?system. Second we investigated the dosimetric impact of a rigid pelvis coil as used in the interventional Philips MRI HIFU system. This coil consists of a hard plastic shell with the actual coil elements and electronics inside it. We took a separate look at the influence of the shell and the coil components on the dose distribution. Results: For the flexible coil the dose to the target volume was underestimated up to 2.2% as a Result of beam attenuation in the MR coil in case a single posterior?anterior field was applied (Figure 1). This underestimation however decreased to 1% when a stereotactic treatment strategy was employed (Figure 2). For the rigid HIFU coil the shell without electronic components introduced a homogenous 4% dose decrease when an anterior?posterior rectangular field was utilized. The dose to the skin however was increased dramatically as a Result of additional electrons generated inside the shell (figure 3). The shell with the electronic components yielded severe streaks in the dose distribution (figure 4). Conclusion: It is feasible to use the Flexible Synergy MR body coil for MR guided radiotherapy without any modification to the coil. The rigid HIFU pelvis coil however is with its current design unsuitable for MRgRT.

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Utilization of a hybrid membrane system in olefin production  

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Hybrid distillation with facilitated transport membranes has recently been investigated for the propane/propylene splitter, but the overall effect of such an alternative on the overall ethylene process has received only minimal consideration. This study has optimized the use of a hybrid C{sub 3} splitter in a base case ethylene unit from both a technical and an economical point of view. A comparison is made between the use of this hybrid system and the conventional separation system in today`s modern ethylene production plants. 6 refs., 6 figs., 1 tab.

Al-Rabiah, A.A.; Timmerhaus, K.D.; Noble, R.D. [Univ. of Colorado, Boulder, CO (United States)

1996-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Entropy Production in Non-Linear, Thermally Driven Hamiltonian Systems  

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We consider a finite chain of non-linear oscillators coupled at its ends to two infinite heat baths which are at different temperatures. Using our earlier results about the existence of a stationary state, we show rigorously that for arbitrary temperature differences and arbitrary couplings, such a system has a unique stationary state. (This extends our earlier results for small temperature differences.) In all these cases, any initial state will converge (at an unknown rate) to the stationary state. We show that this stationary state continually produces entropy. The rate of entropy production is strictly negative when the temperatures are unequal and is proportional to the mean energy flux through the system.

Jean-Pierre Eckmann; Claude-Alain Pillet; Luc Rey-Bellet

1998-10-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Flexible cryogenic conduit  

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A flexible and relatively low cost cryogenic conduit is described. The flexible cryogenic conduit of the present invention comprises a first inner corrugated tube with single braided serving, a second outer corrugated tube with single braided serving concentric with the inner corrugated tube, and arranged outwardly about the periphery of the inner corrugated tube and between the inner and outer corrugated tubes: a superinsulation layer; a one half lap layer of polyester ribbon; a one half lap layer of copper ribbon; a spirally wound refrigeration tube; a second one half lap layer of copper ribbon; a second one half lap layer of polyester ribbon; a second superinsulation layer; a third one half lap layer of polyester ribbon; and a spirally wound stretchable and compressible filament.

Brindza, Paul Daniel (Yorktown, VA); Wines, Robin Renee (Norfolk, VA); Takacs, James Joseph (Hayes, VA)

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Low-level variability support for web-based software product lines  

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The Web systems domain has faced an increasing number of devices, browsers, and platforms to cope with, driving software systems to be more flexible to accomodate them. Software product line (SPL) engineering can be used as a strategy to implement systems ... Keywords: Eclipse plugin, FeatureIDE, feature composition, feature oriented software development, software product line engineering, web systems domain

Ivan do Carmo Machado; Alcemir Rodrigues Santos; Yguarat Cerqueira Cavalcanti; Eduardo Gomes Trzan; Marcio Magalhes de Souza; Eduardo Santana de Almeida

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Associative Memories Provide an Efficient Control Mechanism for a Parallel Production System Architecture  

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Associative Memories Provide an Efficient Control Mechanism for a Parallel Production System a parallel architecture for production systems [2, 3, 5]. This novel architecture allows parallel production. The elimination of global synchronization in production systems was made possible by the use of serializability

Amaral, José Nelson

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SYSTEM ANALYSIS OF NUCLEAR-ASSISTED SYNGAS PRODUCTION FROM COAL  

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A system analysis has been performed to assess the efficiency and carbon utilization of a nuclear-assisted coal gasification process. The nuclear reactor is a high-temperature helium-cooled reactor that is used primarily to provide power for hydrogen production via high-temperature electrolysis. The supplemental hydrogen is mixed with the outlet stream from an oxygen-blown coal gasifier to produce a hydrogen-rich gas mixture, allowing most of the carbon dioxide to be converted into carbon monoxide, with enough excess hydrogen to produce a syngas product stream with a hydrogen/carbon monoxide molar ratio of about 2:1. Oxygen for the gasifier is also provided by the high-temperature electrolysis process. Results of the analysis predict 90.5% carbon utilization with a syngas production efficiency (defined as the ratio of the heating value of the produced syngas to the sum of the heating value of the coal plus the high-temperature reactor heat input) of 66.1% at a gasifier temperature of 1866 K for the high-moisture-content lignite coal considered. Usage of lower moisture coals such as bituminous can yield carbon utilization approaching 100% and 70% syngas production efficiency.

E. A. Harvego; M. G. McKellar; J. E. O'Brien

2008-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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System Analysis of Nuclear-Assisted Syngas Production from Coal  

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A system analysis has been performed to assess the efficiency and carbon utilization of a nuclear-assisted coal gasification process. The nuclear reactor is a high-temperature helium-cooled reactor that is used primarily to provide power for hydrogen production via hightemperature electrolysis. The supplemental hydrogen is mixed with the outlet stream from an oxygen-blown coal gasifier to produce a hydrogen-rich gas mixture, allowing most of the carbon dioxide to be converted into carbon monoxide, with enough excess hydrogen to produce a syngas product stream with a hydrogen/carbon monoxide molar ratio of about 2:1. Oxygen for the gasifier is also provided by the high-temperature electrolysis process. Results of the analysis predict 90.5% carbon utilization with a syngas production efficiency (defined as the ratio of the heating value of the produced syngas to the sum of the heating value of the coal plus the high-temperature reactor heat input) of 64.4% at a gasifier temperature of 1866 K for the high-moisture-content lignite coal considered. Usage of lower moisture coals such as bituminous can yield carbon utilization approaching 100% and 70% syngas production efficiency.

E. A. Harvego; M. G. McKellar; J. E. O'Brien

2009-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Methodology for the production and delivery of generative music for the personal listener : systems for realtime generative music production  

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This thesis will describe a system for the production of generative music through specific methodology, and provide an approach for the delivery of this material. The system and body of work will be targeted specifically ...

Murphy, Michael J.

2013-11-27T23:59:59.000Z

204

Wing flexibility enhances load-lifting capacity in bumblebees  

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...vertical aerodynamic force production and efficiency, compared...Resilin is a flexible, rubber-like protein with...on aerodynamic force production in a live insect. No...Weis-Fogh, T . 1960 A rubber-like protein in insect...timbal in cicada sound production. J. Exp. Biol. 198...

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Radiological Hazard of Spallation Products in Accelerator-Driven System  

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The central issue underlying this paper is related to elucidating the hazard of radioactive spallation products that might be an important factor affecting the design option of accelerator-driven systems (ADSs). Hazard analysis based on the concept of Annual Limit on Intake identifies alpha-emitting isotopes of rare earths (REs) (dysprosium, gadolinium, and samarium) as the dominant contributors to the overall toxicity of traditional (W, Pb, Pb-Bi) targets. The matter is addressed from several points of view: code validation to simulate their yields, choice of material for the neutron producing targets, and challenging the beam type. The paper quantitatively determines the domain in which the toxicity of REs exceeds that of polonium activation products broadly discussed now in connection with advertising lead-bismuth technology for the needs of ADSs.

Saito, M.; Stankovskii, A.; Artisyuk, V.; Korovin, Yu.; Shmelev, A.; Titarenko, Yu. [Tokyo Institute of Technology (Japan)

2002-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Physical justification for using the tensor product to describe two quantum systems as one joint  

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Physical justification for using the tensor product to describe two quantum systems as one joint are classical the joint system is described by the cartesian product of the corresponding phase spaces, and if the systems are quantal the joint system is described by the tensor product of the corresponding Hilbert

Aerts, Diederik

207

Technical Implementation Plan for the ShakeAlert Production System--An Earthquake Early Warning  

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Technical Implementation Plan for the ShakeAlert Production System--An Earthquake Early Warning.scec.org/terashake). #12;Technical Implementation Plan for the ShakeAlert Production System--An Earthquake Early Warning for the ShakeAlert production system--An Earthquake Early Warning system for the West Coast of the United States

Allen, Richard M.

208

Flexible network wireless transceiver and flexible network telemetry transceiver  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A transceiver for facilitating two-way wireless communication between a baseband application and other nodes in a wireless network, wherein the transceiver provides baseband communication networking and necessary configuration and control functions along with transmitter, receiver, and antenna functions to enable the wireless communication. More specifically, the transceiver provides a long-range wireless duplex communication node or channel between the baseband application, which is associated with a mobile or fixed space, air, water, or ground vehicle or other platform, and other nodes in the wireless network or grid. The transceiver broadly comprises a communication processor; a flexible telemetry transceiver including a receiver and a transmitter; a power conversion and regulation mechanism; a diplexer; and a phased array antenna system, wherein these various components and certain subcomponents thereof may be separately enclosed and distributable relative to the other components and subcomponents.

Brown, Kenneth D. (Grain Valley, MO)

2008-08-05T23:59:59.000Z

209

System and Energy Dependence of Strangeness Production with STAR  

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The yields and spectra of strange hadrons have each been measured by STAR as a function of centrality in $\\rm \\sqrt{s_{NN}}=$ 200 GeV AuAu collisions. By comparison to measurements in pp and dAu at $\\rm \\sqrt{s_{NN}}=200$ GeV and in AuAu at $\\rm \\sqrt{s_{NN}}=62$ GeV the dependence on system size and energy is studied. Short-lived resonances, such as $\\Sigma (1385)$ and $\\Lambda (1520)$, that may decay and regenerate in the medium, are used to examine the dynamical evolution between production and freeze-out for these systems. Particle production is investigated by comparison to thermal models, which assume a simple scaling of the yield with $\\rm N_{part}$, in order to calculate the strangeness enhancement. Our hyperon measurements in AuAu indicate that $\\rm N_{bin}$ may be a more appropriate scale for the strangeness correlation volume. In this case canonical suppression can not be simply parameterized with the geometrical overlap volume but will depend on the individual quark content of each particle. This theory is tested by comparing the data from different collision systems and centralities.

Sevil Salur

2006-01-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Low-Cost Hydrogen Distributed Production System Development  

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H{sub 2}Gen, with the support of the Department of Energy, successfully designed, built and field-tested two steam methane reformers with 578 kg/day capacity, which has now become a standard commercial product serving customers in the specialty metals and PV manufacturing businesses. We demonstrated that this reformer/PSA system, when combined with compression, storage and dispensing (CSD) equipment could produce hydrogen that is already cost-competitive with gasoline per mile driven in a conventional (non-hybrid) vehicle. We further showed that mass producing this 578 kg/day system in quantities of just 100 units would reduce hydrogen cost per mile approximately 13% below the cost of untaxed gasoline per mile used in a hybrid electric vehicle. If mass produced in quantities of 500 units, hydrogen cost per mile in a FCEV would be 20% below the cost of untaxed gasoline in an HEV in the 2015-2020 time period using EIA fuel cost projections for natural gas and untaxed gasoline, and 45% below the cost of untaxed gasoline in a conventional car. This 20% to 45% reduction in fuel cost per mile would accrue even though hydrogen from this 578 kg/day system would cost approximately $4.14/kg, well above the DOE hydrogen cost targets of $2.50/kg by 2010 and $2.00/kg by 2015. We also estimated the cost of a larger, 1,500 kg/day SMR/PSA fueling system based on engineering cost scaling factors derived from the two H{sub 2}Gen products, a commercial 115 kg/day system and the 578 kg/day system developed under this DOE contract. This proposed system could support 200 to 250 cars per day, similar to a medium gasoline station. We estimate that the cost per mile from this larger 1,500 kg/day hydrogen fueling system would be 26% to 40% below the cost per mile of untaxed gasoline in an HEV and ICV respectively, even without any mass production cost reductions. In quantities of 500 units, we are projecting per mile cost reductions between 45% (vs. HEVs) and 62% (vs ICVs), with hydrogen costing approximately $2.87/kg, still above the DOE's 2010 $2.50/kg target. We also began laboratory testing of reforming ethanol, which we showed is currently the least expensive approach to making renewable hydrogen. Extended testing of neat ethanol in micro-reactors was successful, and we also were able to reform E-85 acquired from a local fueling station for 2,700 hours, although some modifications were required to handle the 15% gasoline present in E-85. We began initial tests of a catalyst-coated wall reformer tube that showed some promise in reducing the propensity to coke with E-85. These coated-wall tests ran for 350 hours. Additional resources would be required to commercialize an ethanol reformer operating on E-85, but there is no market for such a product at this time, so this ethanol reformer project was moth-balled pending future government or industry support. The two main objectives of this project were: (1) to design, build and test a steam methane reformer and pressure swing adsorption system that, if scaled up and mass produced, could potentially meet the DOE 2015 cost and efficiency targets for on-site distributed hydrogen generation, and (2) to demonstrate the efficacy of a low-cost renewable hydrogen generation system based on reforming ethanol to hydrogen at the fueling station.

C.E. (Sandy) Thomas, Ph.D., President; Principal Investigator, and

2011-03-10T23:59:59.000Z

211

System size and energy dependence of $?$ meson production at RHIC  

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We present a system size and energy dependence of $\\phi$ meson production in Cu+Cu and Au+Au collisions at $\\sqrt{s_{NN}}$=62.4 GeV and 200 GeV measured by the STAR experiment at RHIC. We find that the number of participant scaled $\\phi$ meson yields in heavy ion collisions over that of p+p collisions are larger than 1 and increase with collision energy. We compare the results with those of open-strange particles and discuss the physics implication.

J. H. Chen

2008-04-28T23:59:59.000Z

212

Flexible ocean upwelling pipe  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

In an ocean thermal energy conversion facility, a cold water riser pipe is releasably supported at its upper end by the hull of the floating facility. The pipe is substantially vertical and has its lower end far below the hull above the ocean floor. The pipe is defined essentially entirely of a material which has a modulus of elasticity substantially less than that of steel, e.g., high density polyethylene, so that the pipe is flexible and compliant to rather than resistant to applied bending moments. The position of the lower end of the pipe relative to the hull is stabilized by a weight suspended below the lower end of the pipe on a flexible line. The pipe, apart from the weight, is positively buoyant. If support of the upper end of the pipe is released, the pipe sinks to the ocean floor, but is not damaged as the length of the line between the pipe and the weight is sufficient to allow the buoyant pipe to come to a stop within the line length after the weight contacts the ocean floor, and thereafter to float submerged above the ocean floor while moored to the ocean floor by the weight. The upper end of the pipe, while supported by the hull, communicates to a sump in the hull in which the water level is maintained below the ambient water level. The sump volume is sufficient to keep the pipe full during heaving of the hull, thereby preventing collapse of the pipe.

Person, Abraham (Los Alamitos, CA)

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

213

Particle confinement and Perturbed Dynamical System in Warped Product Spacetime  

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In this paper we have considered a five-dimensional warped product spacetime with spacelike extra dimension. We have decomposed the geodesic equations to get the motion along the extra dimension and have studied the dynamical system associated with it. The relation between the total energy along the phase path and the extra-dimensional coordinate have been established for different types of warping function and the nature of confinement of particle trajectories in these cases have been analyzed. We have also calculated the energy associated with the phase path under a linear coordinate perturbation independent of the affine parameter and have analyzed the nature of confinement and the geodesic motions in such a case. Finally, the stability of the dynamical system under a perturbation due to an extra-dimension dependent additional force and under the effect of scalar fields in the bulk, have been examined.

Pinaki Bhattacharya; Sarbari Guha

2012-05-12T23:59:59.000Z

214

Mass Production Cost Estimation of Direct H2 PEM Fuel Cell Systems...  

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Mass Production Cost Estimation of Direct H2 PEM Fuel Cell Systems for Transportation Applications: 2013 Update Mass Production Cost Estimation of Direct H2 PEM Fuel Cell Systems...

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A decomposition-based approach for the integration of product development and manufacturing system design  

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Using a structured approach to understand the interaction between product design decisions and manufacturing system design is critical to reflect manufacturing system issues early in the product development process. Early ...

Kim, Yong-Suk, 1975-

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

216

Multivariate optimization of production systems: The time dimension  

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Traditional analysis of oil and gas production systems treats individual nodes one at a time. This only calculates a feasible solution which is not necessarily optimal. Multivariate optimization is able to determine the most profitable configuration, including all variables simultaneously. The optimization can also find the optimal recovery over a period of time, rather than just at a single instant as in traditional methods. This report describes the development of multivariate optimization for situations in which the decision variables may change as a function of time. For example, instead of estimating a tubing size which is optimal over the life of the project, this approach determines a series of optimal tubing sizes which may change from year to year. Examples show that under an optimal strategy, tubing size can be changed only infrequently while still increasing profitability of a project. The methods used in this work considered the special requirements of objectives which are not smooth functions of their decision variables. The physical problems considered included artificial lift production systems.

Ravindran, N.; Horne, R.N.

1993-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

217

Mass Production Cost Estimation for Direct H2 PEM Fuel Cell Systems for Automotive Application  

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

This presentation reports on the status of mass production cost estimation for direct hydrogen PEM fuel cell systems.

218

Sustainable Food & Bioenergy Systems Program-Sustainable Crop Production Option 2014-2015 Catalog  

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Sustainable Food & Bioenergy Systems Program- Sustainable Crop Production Option 2014-2015 Catalog SFBS 146 Intro to Sustainable Food & Bioenergy Systems ................................ S

Dyer, Bill

219

Success in Online Production Systems: A Longitudinal Analysis of the Socio-  

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1 Success in Online Production Systems: A Longitudinal Analysis of the Socio- Technical Duality Mellon University 2 IBM Research ABSTRACT Online production systems represent a new and innovative of those dimensions impact the suc- cess of online production systems. We collected data from the open

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Product Reviews in Mobile Decision Aid Systems Rene T.A. Wietsma  

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Product Reviews in Mobile Decision Aid Systems Ren´e T.A. Wietsma and Francesco Ricci e- bile product recommender system which incorporates both structured (supplier driven) product://ectrl.itc.it ABSTRACT Recommender systems provide decision aid and information filtering functions that have a great

Ricci, Francesco

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Marrying Features and Use Cases for Product Line Requirements Modeling of Embedded Systems  

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Marrying Features and Use Cases for Product Line Requirements Modeling of Embedded Systems Magnus published approaches for product line development today has software, not system, focus. In this paper we software product line development is to introduce domain modeling and requirements reuse within the systems

Börstler, Jürgen

222

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

223

Random Sets and Invariants for (Type II) Continuous Tensor Product Systems of Hilbert  

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Random Sets and Invariants for (Type II) Continuous Tensor Product Systems of Hilbert Spaces for continuous tensor product systems of Hilbert spaces introduced by ARVESON [4] for classifying E0-semigroups continuous tensor product systems of Hilbert spaces with measure types of distributions of random (closed

Liebscher, Volkmar

224

Coupled neural systems underlie the production and comprehension of naturalistic narrative speech  

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Coupled neural systems underlie the production and comprehension of naturalistic narrative speech with the comprehension system. Moreover, by directly comparing the neural activity time courses during production, exposing the surprising extent of shared processes across the two systems. speech production | speech

Hasson, Uri

225

A comparative risk assessment of genetically engineered, mutagenic, and conventional wheat production systems  

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production systems Robert K.D. Peterson* & Leslie M. Shama Agricultural and Biological Risk Assessment engineered, mutagenic, and conventional wheat production systems. Replacement of traditional herbicides with different wheat production systems in the US and Canada using the risk assessment paradigm. Specifically, we

Peterson, Robert K. D.

226

Impact of forecasting error on the performance of capacitated multi-item production systems  

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Impact of forecasting error on the performance of capacitated multi-item production systems Jinxing multi-item production system under demand uncertainty and a rolling time horizon. The output from parameters, thus improving the performance of production systems. q 2004 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved

Xie, Jinxing

227

Production and perception of vowels: does the density of the system play a role?  

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Production and perception of vowels: does the density of the system play a role? Christine Meunier system seems to influence vowel perception but not vowel production. 1. INTRODUCTION Each language has with a dense vocalic system? Moreover, is the phonetic production of a vowel affected by the density

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

228

The Food and Fiber System and Production Agriculture's Contributions to the Texas Economy  

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The Food and Fiber System and Production Agriculture's Contributions to the Texas Economy and ranch operations. Production and marketing are becoming more integrated, and computer systems are being The total food and fiber system includes all economic activities linked to agricultural production

229

Error Modeling in the ACT-R Production System Christian Lebire  

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Error Modeling in the ACT-R Production System Christian Lebière Department of Psychology Carnegie to extend the ACT-R production system to model human errors in the performance of a high-level cognitive be successfully duplicated in production system models. Introduction ACT-R (Anderson, 1993) is a model of human

Reder, Lynne

230

Random Sets and Invariants for (Type II) Continuous Tensor Product Systems of Hilbert  

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Random Sets and Invariants for (Type II) Continuous Tensor Product Systems of Hilbert Spaces for continuous tensor product systems of Hilbert spaces introduced by ARVESON [4] for classifying E 0 ­semigroups continuous tensor product systems of Hilbert spaces with measure types of distributions of random (closed

Liebscher, Volkmar

231

Flexible cloth seal assembly  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A seal assembly is described having a flexible cloth seal which includes a shim assemblage surrounded by a cloth assemblage. A first tubular end portion, such as a gas turbine combustor, includes a longitudinal axis and has smooth and spaced-apart first and second surface portions defining a notch there between which is wider at its top than at its bottom and which extends outward from the axis. The second surface portion is outside curved, and a first edge of the cloth seal is positioned in the bottom of the notch. A second tubular end portion, such as a first stage nozzle, is located near, spaced apart from, and coaxially aligned with, the first tubular end portion. The second tubular end portion has a smooth third surface portion which surrounds at least a portion of the first tubular end portion and which is contacted by the cloth seal. 7 figs.

Bagepalli, B.S.; Taura, J.C.; Aksit, M.F.; Demiroglu, M.; Predmore, D.R.

1999-06-29T23:59:59.000Z

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Damped flexible seal  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A damped flexible seal assembly for a torpedo isolates the tailcone thereof rom vibrational energy present in the drive shaft assembly. A pair of outside flanges, each of which include an inwardly facing groove and an O-ring constrained therein, provide a watertight seal against the outer non-rotating surface of the drive shaft assembly. An inside flange includes an outwardly-facing groove and an O-ring constrained therein, and provides a watertight seal against the inner surface of the tail cone. Two cast-in-place elastomeric seals provide a watertight seal between the flanges and further provide a damping barrier between the outside flanges and the inside flanges for damping vibrational energy present in the drive shaft assembly before the energy can reach the tailcone through the seal assembly.

DuBois, Neil J. (Cranston, RI); Amaral, Antonio M. (Barrington, RI)

1992-10-27T23:59:59.000Z

233

CANDU fuel cycle flexibility  

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High neutron economy, on-power refuelling, and a simple bundle design provide a high degree of flexibility that enables CANDU (CANada Deuterium Uranium; registered trademark) reactors to be fuelled with a wide variety of fuel types. Near-term applications include the use of slightly enriched uranium (SEU), and recovered uranium (RU) from reprocessed spent Light Water Reactor (LWR) fuel. Plutonium and other actinides arising from various sources, including spent LWR fuel, can be accommodated, and weapons-origin plutonium could be destroyed by burning in CANDU. In the DUPIC fuel cycle, a dry processing method would convert spent Pressurized Water Reactor (PWR) fuel to CANDU fuel. The thorium cycle remains of strategic interest in CANDU to ensure long-term resource availability, and would be of specific interest to those countries possessing large thorium reserves, but limited uranium resources.

Torgerson, D.F.; Boczar, P.G. [Chalk River Lab., Ontario (Canada); Dastur, A.R. [AECL CANDU, Mississauga, Ontario (Canada)

1994-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Nuclear Product Design Knowledge System Based on FMEA Method in New Product Development  

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Nuclear power product manufactories are continually striving to reduce both the amount and the cost of product maintenance, whilst at the same time ensuring that the nuclear power product safety, reliability, and...

Zhenyong Wu; X. G. Ming; Wenyan Song

2014-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

235

The simulation and analysis of continuous single product manufacturing systems  

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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

236

System Size Dependence of Particle Production at the SPS  

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Recent results on the system size dependence of net-baryon and hyperon production as measured at the CERN SPS are discussed. The observed Npart dependences of yields, but also of dynamical properties, such as average transverse momenta, can be described in the context of the core corona approach. Other observables, such as antiproton yields and net-protons at forward rapidities, do not follow the predictions of this model. Possible implications for a search for a critical point in the QCD phase diagram are discussed. Event-by-event fluctuations of the relative core to corona source contributions might influence fluctuation observables (e.g. multiplicity fluctuations). The magnitude of this effect is investigated.

C. Blume

2010-12-22T23:59:59.000Z

237

Techno-economic analysis of coal gasification based co-production systems  

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Abstract Coal gasification based co-production systems are increasing popular in the world because they are assumed to be advantageous in energy efficiency and economic cost. However, there has been seldom researches on quantifying these advantages. In this paper, the co-prouction systems are analyzed from the technical and ecnomic point of views. During the study, the co-production system, of which the products are electricity and methanol, is modeled and simulated. For analysis, the energy analysis model and the economy analysis model are established. Results show that the co-production system has higher energy efficiency and less capital expenditure than tranditional single production systems.

Siyu Yang; Hengchong Li; Yu Qian

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

238

Smart Domestic Appliances Provide Flexibility for Sustainable Energy  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Smart Domestic Appliances Provide Flexibility for Sustainable Energy Smart Domestic Appliances Provide Flexibility for Sustainable Energy Systems (Webinar) Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Smart Domestic Appliances Provide Flexibility for Sustainable Energy Systems (Webinar) Focus Area: Crosscutting Topics: Training Material Website: www.leonardo-energy.org/webinar-smart-domestic-appliances-provide-flex Equivalent URI: cleanenergysolutions.org/content/smart-domestic-appliances-provide-fle Language: English Policies: "Deployment Programs,Regulations" is not in the list of possible values (Deployment Programs, Financial Incentives, Regulations) for this property. DeploymentPrograms: Demonstration & Implementation Regulations: Net Metering & Interconnection In this video, the viewer learns about the benefits and difficulties

239

Grazing Strategies for Beef Production Escalating energy costs and alternative cropping systems for biofuels production have  

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for biofuels production have dramatically increased costs of fertilizer, seed, and feed grains. These increased

240

Optimal production and rationing policies of a make-to-stock production system with batch demand and backordering  

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In this paper, we consider the stock rationing problem of a single-item make-to-stock production/inventory system with multiple demand classes. Demand arrives as a Poisson process with a randomly distributed batch size. It is assumed that the batch demand ... Keywords: Batch demand, Inventory, Markov decision process, Production, Rationing

Jianjun Xu; Shaoxiang Chen; Bing Lin; Rohit Bhatnagar

2010-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Damage production and accumulation in SiC structures in inertial and magnetic fusion systems  

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Damage production and accumulation in SiC structures in inertial and magnetic fusion systems M wall in an IFE system is $10% lower than in an MFE system, while gas production and burnup rates magnetic (MFE) and inertial (IFE) confinement fusion systems. Variations in the geometry, neutron energy

Ghoniem, Nasr M.

242

12 System Testing of Product Lines: From Requirements to Test Cases  

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12 System Testing of Product Lines: From Requirements to Test Cases C. Nebut, Y. Le Traon, and J.-M. Jezequel Abstract Product line processes still lack support for testing end-product functions by taking advantage of the specific features of a product line (commonality and variabilities). Indeed, classical test

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

243

A HYBRID ADSORBENT-MEMBRANE REACTOR (HAMR) SYSTEM FOR HYDROGEN PRODUCTION  

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hydrogen production for proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cells for various mobile and stationaryA HYBRID ADSORBENT-MEMBRANE REACTOR (HAMR) SYSTEM FOR HYDROGEN PRODUCTION A. Harale, H. Hwang, P recently our focus has been on new HAMR systems for hydrogen production, of potential interest to pure

Southern California, University of

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Boston University, College of Engineering ENG ME 510: Production Systems Analysis  

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Boston University, College of Engineering ENG ME 510: Production Systems Analysis Course;Boston University, College of Engineering ENG ME 510: Production Systems Analysis Course Topics: Fall/Thursday 12:30-1:30 pm (email me to confirm) and by appointment Textbook: Steven Nahmias, Production

Lin, Xi

245

Development of a fuzzy FMEA based product design system  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

The demand for high-quality and low-cost products with short development time in the dynamic global market has forced researchers and industries to focus on various effective product development strategies. The a...

Kwai-Sang Chin; Allen Chan; Jian-Bo Yang

2008-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

246

A Production Type GC Analysis System for Light Gases  

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......sonic, the gaseous combustion products are one...mixtures. In tests of hydrocarbon and metallic-hydrocarbon fuels the gas- eous combustion products which...of a coiled tube heat exchanger emersed...MIXTURES) ANALYSIS DATA; COLUMNS: SILICA......

R. C. Orth; H. B. Land

1971-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

247

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

248

Sustainability in the Electricity Production and Consumption System A Consumers Perspective  

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The production and consumption systems (PACS) of electricity provide broad insights into possible actions and ... the life cycle from production and supply to consumption. More importantly for the context of the ...

Doris Fuchs; Sylvia Lorek

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

249

Using Discrete System Simulation to Model and Illustrate Lean Production Concepts  

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Lean production systems are certainly not a new concept in the manufacturing industry. However, there are still a great number of production associates that do not yet have a true understanding of lean because the lean concepts have never been...

Coleman, Phillip B.

2012-05-11T23:59:59.000Z

250

A condition-based maintenance policy for a production system under excessive environmental degradation  

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In this paper a condition-based maintenance model is proposed for a single-unit system of production of goods and services. The system is subject to random deterioration which impacts not only the product quality but also the environment. We assume that ... Keywords: Condition-based maintenance policy, Nelder---Mead algorithm, Optimization, System degradation

H. Chouikhi; A. Khatab; N. Rezg

2014-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

251

A DECISION SUPPORT SYSTEM FOR SOIL PRODUCTIVITY AND EROSION POLK COUNTY, NEBRASKA  

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as part of a much broader ecological system. This development is expressed in the expanded concept of soilA DECISION SUPPORT SYSTEM FOR SOIL PRODUCTIVITY AND EROSION IN POLK COUNTY, NEBRASKA A.E. Gadem1-based decision-support systems are powerful, new tools for assessing inherent soil productivity and potential

Reichenbach, Stephen E.

252

A knowledge-based intelligent electronic commerce system for selling agricultural products  

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This paper presents a knowledge-based intelligent e-commerce system for selling agricultural products. The KIES system not only provides agricultural products sales, financial analysis and sales forecasting, but also provides feasible solutions or actions ... Keywords: Knowledge-based intelligent system, Model base, Rule base, e-Commerce

W. Wen

2007-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

253

ME EET Seminar: Nanomanufacturing of Flexible Electronics and Energy  

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ME EET Seminar: Nanomanufacturing of Flexible Electronics and Energy ME EET Seminar: Nanomanufacturing of Flexible Electronics and Energy Systems Speaker(s): Costas Grigoropoulos Date: October 28, 2009 - 12:00pm Location: 90-3122 This talk presents an overview of recent work conducted on the nanomanufacturing of flexible electronics and energy systems. Pulsed lasers have been coupled to near-field-scanning optical microscopes (NSOMs) for nanoprocessing, nanomachining, nanolithography and nanodeposition. Interactions of pulsed laser radiation with nanostructures are investigated and shown to substantially improve contact resistance and device performance compared to furnace annealing. New concepts have been demonstrated for the high throughput, directed growth and assembly of nanostructures. Maskless fabrication of functional devices on flexible

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Optimum energy and by-product recovery in chlorinated hydrocarbon disposal systems  

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This paper covers the three principal areas of a chlorinated hydrocarbon waste disposal system for a typical vinyl chloride monomer facility. These are the incineration, the energy recovery system, and the by-product recovery system. It is shown that the overall efficiency of the energy and by-product recovery systems is dependent on the optimization of the primary combustor (incineration system). 11 refs.

Santoleri, J.J.

1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Livestock Production and Profitability Comparisons of Various Grazing Systems, Texas Range Station.  

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B-1089 October 1969 Livestock Production and Prof& - bility Ca~tiYisolw Of Vuriozcs Crazing Systems, T~was Range Station TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY Texas Agricultural Experiment Station H. 0. Kunkel, Acting Director, College Station, Texas Summa y... Research on the Texas Range Station, Barnhart, was modified in 1958 to study the effects of various grazing systems on livestock production. This study reports livestock production and profitability from 1959 through 1965 under different grazing systems...

Huss, Donald L.; Allen, Jerry V.

1969-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

256

Conservation tillage production systems compared in San Joaquin Valley cotton  

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in San Joaquin Valley cotton by Jeffrey P. Mitchell, Danielfor 25% or more of overall cotton production costs. Thesesuccessfully elsewhere in the Cotton Belt may be a viable

Mitchell, Jeffrey; Munk, Dan; Prys, Bob; Klonsky, Karen; Wroble, Jon; De Moura, Rich

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

257

MARINE BIOMASS SYSTEM: ANAEROBIC DIGESTION AND PRODUCTION OF METHANE  

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Design Parameters Marine Biomass Production Sea Farmof Various Types of Biomass . Biomethanation Parameters.Proceedings, Fuels from Biomass Symposium. University of

Haven, Kendall F.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

258

Stationary Fuel Cell System Composite Data Products: Data through Quarter 4 of 2013  

SciTech Connect

This report includes 25 composite data products (CDPs) produced for stationary fuel cell systems, with data through the fourth quarter of 2013.

Saur, G.; Kurtz, J.; Ainscough, C.; Peters, M.

2014-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

259

High Tonnage Forest Biomass Production Systems from Southern Pine Energy Plantations  

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

This abstract outlinse a project that is designing and demonstrating a high productivity system to harvest, process, and transport woody biomass from southern pine plantations.

260

Stationary Fuel Cell System Composite Data Products: Data through Quarter 2 of 2013  

SciTech Connect

This report includes 24 composite data products (CDPs) produced for stationary fuel cell systems, with data through the second quarter of 2013.

Ainscough, C.; Kurtz, J.; Peters, M.; Saur, G.

2013-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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261

Modeling the Impact of Product Portfolio on the Economic and Environmental Performance of Recycling Systems  

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hrough the development of a general model of electronics recycling systems, the effect of product portfolio choices on economic and environmental system performance is explored. The general model encompasses the three main ...

Dahmus, Jeffrey B.

262

North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Wood Products and Equipment Codes  

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North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Wood Products and Equipment Codes Louisiana contains NAICS codes and associated SIC codes for wood products and wood products equipment manufacturers, lathes, and routers to shape wood. NAICS SIC Corresponding Index Entries 321912 2426 Blanks, wood (e

263

Using the expert systems in the operational management of production  

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In the conditions of computing the human society, the operational management activities can be improved by using artificial intelligence. The expert system is an intelligent system based on the symbolic representation of knowing, implemented on 2 hardware ... Keywords: artificial intelligence, expert systems, implementing the expert system, interface, search engine

Ioan Constantin Dima; Janos. Gabrara; Vladimir Modrak; Pachura Piotr; Constanta Popescu

2010-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

264

Production-Intent Lost-Motion Variable Valve Actuation Systems  

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

Variable valve actuation with on/off IEGR pre-bump is an enabling technology for HCCI, PCCI, LTC and other advanced combustion techniques, and designs for production-intent equipment have been developed

265

Engineering metabolic systems for production of advanced fuels  

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keto acid pathways for bio- fuel production. The productionmaking bio- gasoline, bio-jet fuel, and biodiesel, as welldevelopment of bio-ethanol as an alternative fuel have led

Yan, Yajun; Liao, James C.

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

266

Continuous production of tritium in an isotope-production reactor with a separate circulation system  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A method is described for producing tritium in a fast breeder reactor cooled with liquid metal. Lithium is allowed to flow through the reactor in separate loops in order to facilitate the production and removal of tritium.

Cawley, W.E.; Omberg, R.P.

1982-08-19T23:59:59.000Z

267

A New Contactless Conveyor System for Handling Clean and Delicate Products Using Induced Air Flows  

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A New Contactless Conveyor System for Handling Clean and Delicate Products Using Induced Air Flows thanks to an air cushion and induced air flows. A model of the system is established or in semiconductor production processes. Furthermore, dry fric- tion forces are canceled, which enables accurate

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

268

Integrated Photo-Bioelectrochemical System for Contaminants Removal and Bioenergy Production  

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Integrated Photo-Bioelectrochemical System for Contaminants Removal and Bioenergy Production ... This system achieves the simultaneous removal from a synthetic solution of organics (in the MFC) and nutrients (in the algal bioreactor), and the production of bioenergy in electricity and algal biomass through bioelectrochemical and microbiological processes. ...

Li Xiao; Erica B. Young; John A. Berges; Zhen He

2012-09-21T23:59:59.000Z

269

GLOBAL OPTIMIZATION OF MULTIPHASE FLOW NETWORKS IN OIL AND GAS PRODUCTION SYSTEMS  

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1 GLOBAL OPTIMIZATION OF MULTIPHASE FLOW NETWORKS IN OIL AND GAS PRODUCTION SYSTEMS MSc. Hans in an oil production system is developed. Each well may be manipulated by injecting lift gas and adjusting in the maximum oil flow rate, water flow rate, liquid flow rate, and gas flow rate. The wells may also

Johansen, Tor Arne

270

A Pattern-Based Coordination and Test Framework for Multi-Agent Simulation of Production Automation Systems  

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to provide the overall system functionality like product assembly. Multi-Agent Systems (MAS) can simulate these system entities and their interactions to better understand the system behavior according to production framework allowed exploring the effects of production strategies on the system 30 times faster than

271

Flexible ultrasonic pipe inspection apparatus  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A flexible, modular ultrasonic pipe inspection apparatus, comprising a flexible, hollow shaft that carries a plurality of modules, including at least one rotatable ultrasonic transducer, a motor/gear unit, and a position/signal encoder. The modules are connected by flexible knuckle joints that allow each module of the apparatus to change its relative orientation with respect to a neighboring module, while the shaft protects electrical wiring from kinking or buckling while the apparatus moves around a tight corner. The apparatus is moved through a pipe by any suitable means, including a tether or drawstring attached to the nose or tail, differential hydraulic pressure, or a pipe pig. The rotational speed of the ultrasonic transducer and the forward velocity of the apparatus are coordinated so that the beam sweeps out the entire interior surface of the pipe, enabling the operator to accurately assess the condition of the pipe wall and determine whether or not leak-prone corrosion damage is present.

Jenkins, Charles F. (Aiken, SC); Howard, Boyd D. (Augusta, GA)

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

272

Flexible human machine interface for process diagnostics  

SciTech Connect

A flexible human machine interface to design and display graphical and textual process diagnostic information is presented. The system operates on different computer hardware platforms, including PCs under MS Windows and UNIX Workstations under X-Windows, in a client-server architecture. The interface system is customized for specific process applications in a graphical user interface development environment by overlaying the image of the process piping and instrumentation diagram with display objects that are highlighted in color during diagnostic display. Customization of the system is presented for Commonwealth Edison`s Braidwood PWR Chemical and Volume Control System with transients simulated by a full-scale operator-training simulator and diagnosed by a computer-based system.

Reifman, J.; Graham, G.E.; Wei, T.Y.C. [Argonne National Lab., IL (United States); Brown, K.R.; Chin, R.Y. [ComEd Chicago, IL (United States)

1996-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

273

System for the co-production of electricity and hydrogen  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Described herein is a system for the co-generation of hydrogen gas and electricity, wherein the proportion of hydrogen to electricity can be adjusted from 0% to 100%. The system integrates fuel cell technology for power generation with fuel-assisted steam-electrolysis. A hydrocarbon fuel, a reformed hydrocarbon fuel, or a partially reformed hydrocarbon fuel can be fed into the system.

Pham, Ai Quoc (San Jose, CA); Anderson, Brian Lee (Lodi, CA)

2007-10-02T23:59:59.000Z

274

Designing Flexible Heat Exchanger Networks  

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major drawback is that this approach is inadequate for multiperiod problems. It starts with a design for one period nd makes it flexible for other periods. Further, it guarantees flexibility at minimum capital cost without regard to the energy cost....06 0.0 0.0 26.30 1136.18 26.30 C2 9.68 288.8 0.0 0.0 19.211 646.96 19.11 TDTAL AREA 145.59 Total Annualized Capital Cost: $172,700/year Total Energy Cost: $147,178/year Total Annualized Cost: $319,878/year Table 5 OPTIMAL MULTI PERIOD...

Gautam, R.; Chen, H. S.; Wareck, J. S.

275

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

276

Advancing Energy Systems through Integration  

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

Advancing Energy Systems Advancing Energy Systems through Integration Presented in partnership with the United States Department of Energy November 20, 2012 Webinar Community Renewable Energy Success Stories: District Heating with Renewable Energy Saint Paul's Community Energy System * Underground network of pipes aggregate heating and cooling needs * Aggregated thermal loads allows application of technologies and fuels not feasible for individual buildings * Increases fuel flexibility, rate stability, and reliability Community Scale Heating and Cooling 4 ever-greenenergy.com Ever-Green Energy Integrated Energy System flexible & renewable fuel sources reliable and effective production & storage hot & chilled water loops maximize energy conservation & reliability

277

Product-driven enterprise interoperability for manufacturing systems integration  

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The Babel tower effect, induced by the heterogeneity of applications available in the operation of enterprises brings to a consistent lack of exchangeability and risk of semantic loss whenever cooperation has to take place ... Keywords: enterprise model, integration, interoperability, ontology, product data management

Michele Dassisti; Herv Panetto; Angela Tursi

2006-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

278

Alternative Fuels Data Center: Flexible Fuel Vehicles  

Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center (EERE)

Ethanol Ethanol Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to Alternative Fuels Data Center: Flexible Fuel Vehicles to someone by E-mail Share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Flexible Fuel Vehicles on Facebook Tweet about Alternative Fuels Data Center: Flexible Fuel Vehicles on Twitter Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Flexible Fuel Vehicles on Google Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Flexible Fuel Vehicles on Delicious Rank Alternative Fuels Data Center: Flexible Fuel Vehicles on Digg Find More places to share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Flexible Fuel Vehicles on AddThis.com... More in this section... Ethanol Basics Benefits & Considerations Stations Vehicles Availability Conversions Emissions Laws & Incentives Flexible Fuel Vehicles Photo of a flexible fuel vehicle.

279

Production Leveling (Heijunka) Implementation in a Batch Production System: a Case Study  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

of Production Leveling outside automotive networks. Additionally, one can question whether Lean Manufacturing, Department of Manufacturing, GETEQ Research Group, Caixa Postal 476, Campus Universit�rio, Trindade, 88040 on a subsidiary of a multinational enterprise located on Brazil, which manufacturing processes comprise batch

Boyer, Edmond

280

Product-Service Systems. Using an Existing Concept as a New Approach to Sustainability  

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Product Service Systems (PS systems), though not new, are relatively new to be used as an approach to reach sustainability. This perspective of PS systems is presented. A PS system can be defined as a business innovation strategy offering a marketable mix of products and services jointly capable of fulfilling a client's needs and/or wants - with higher added value and a smaller environmental impact as compared to an existing system or product. A major element of a PS system is that a consumer's need is met by selling utility instead of providing a product. In essence the right of product ownership is shifted from a client to the producer or service provider. PS systems are reviewed in light of other environmental managementstrategies, and they are described in general. Company examples illustrate the potential benefits and motivations for a company to consider a shift to PS systems. The examples are classified in three categories: 1) Services providing value added to product: in which a company can sell additional services, such as a warrantee, to guarantee functionality and/or durability of a product which is owned by the consumer. 2) Services providing final results: in which a company can offer a customised mix of services, as a substitute for the purchasing and use of single products providing of a specific final result with a low-level of client participation; and 3) Services providing enabling platforms: in which a company can offer access to products, tools, opportunities or capabilities (platforms) that enable clients to get the results they want. Furthermore, it is discussed how PS systems are applicable in developing countries, and how PS systems, as an innovation strategy can present an opportunity to facilitate the process of industrialisation with less environmental impact, by jumping over or by passing the stage characterised by individual consumption/ownership of mass-produced goods towards the more advanced service-economy.

Ezio Manzini; Carlo Vezzoli; Garrette Clark

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Abstract--Flexible spectrum sharing is widely seen to be important feature for the future  

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systems. Efficient implementation of spectrum sharing requires novel radio resource management (RRM the spectrum sharing with systems using other radio access technologies. The proposed architecture provides. Index Terms -- Beyond 3G systems, flexible spectrum use, radio resource management, spectrum sharing

282

Analysis of factor productivity in agricultural systems in Zimbabwe and application of Geographic Information Systems in soil erosion prediction  

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and Balley Hooley Farm, Glendale, Zimbabwe. Results from the two areas were used for comparing factor use efficiency and respective rates of land degradation through soil erosion in the two agricultural systems. Crop production figures, crop market prices...

Mugabe, Phanuel

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

283

New trends of visualization in smart production control systems  

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The paper reports on first experiences with modern web-based technologies used in building the human-machine interfaces for the industrial automation applications. It mainly focuses on distributed and intelligent manufacturing control systems designed ... Keywords: AJAX, GWT, HTML5, distributed intelligent control, manufacturing, multi-agent systems, ontology, service-oriented architectures, visualization, web application

Pavel Vrba; Petr Kadera; Vclav Jirkovsk; Marek Obitko; Vladimr Ma?k

2011-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

284

Construction of Lie Superalgebras from Triple Product Systems  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Any simple Lie superalgebras over the complex field can be constructed from some triple systems. Examples of Lie superalgebras $D(2,1;\\alpha)$, G(3) and F(4) are given by utilizing a general construction method based upon $(-1,-1)$ balanced Freudenthal-Kantor triple system.

Susumu Okubo

2003-06-11T23:59:59.000Z

285

Synchrotron Production of Photons by a Two-body System  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The power spectrum of the synchrotron radiation generated by the motion of a two-body charged system in an accelerator is derived in the framework of the Schwinger source theory. The final formula can be used to verify the Lorentz length contraction of the two-body system moving in the synchrotron.

Miroslav Pardy

2000-08-24T23:59:59.000Z

286

Robust Execution of Temporally Flexible Plans for Bipedal Walking Devices  

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walking machine. An example task for such a system is to walk to a soccer ball and kick it, as shown 02139 hofma@csail.mit.edu, williams@mit.edu Abstract Robotic wheeled rovers have been successfully controlled by activity execution systems that use plans with temporal flexibility to adapt to disturbances

Williams, Brian C.

287

Adaptation of Beef Cattle to Stressful Environments and Integrated Beef Systems for Production of Consistently Distinctive High-quality Beef  

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Adaptation of Beef Cattle to Stressful Environments and Integrated Beef Systems for Production. Integrated Beef Systems for the Production of Consistently Distinctive High-quality Beef Evaluation of system of system elements sensitive to product quality (e.g., genetics for adaptation, genetics characterizing

288

646 IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON ROBOTICS AND AUTOMATION, VOL. 13, NO. 5, OCTOBER 1997 Design of Assembly Systems for Modular Products  

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Systems for Modular Products David W. He and Andrew Kusiak, Member, IEEE Abstract--To respond systems. Given a family of modular products, designing low cost assembly systems is an important problem. In this paper, an approach for the design of assembly systems for modular products is proposed. The assembly

Kusiak, Andrew

289

Production  

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

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...

290

Utilizing Bioenergy By-products in Beef Production Systems The newly expanded renewable fuels standard requires 36 billion gallons of renewable  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Utilizing Bioenergy By-products in Beef Production Systems The newly expanded renewable fuels studies. Current research focuses on impacts of feeding by-prod- ucts of the bioenergy industry on Animal

291

MARINE BIOMASS SYSTEM: ANAEROBIC DIGESTION AND PRODUCTION OF METHANE  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

flow from an on-site steam turbine to raise the kelp to 45Ca 1200 Kw electric steam turbine/generator system. CapitalFinally, the waste steam stream from the turbine is used to

Haven, Kendall F.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

292

Improving the Water Efficiency of Cooling Production System  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

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

293

Maximum entropy production in environmental and ecological systems  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

...practical level, the MEP principle could pave the way for better and more theoretically grounded parameterizations in Earth system models of different complexities. Here, MEP would play a critical role in scaling spatial heterogeneities and temporal...

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

294

Recombinant protein production using the Semliki Forest Virus expression system  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

We report here the successful scale up of transient recombinant protein expression to litre scale using Semliki Forest Virus System. The expression of bacterial ?-galactosidase was initially compared in BHK an...

H.D. Blasey; K. Lundstrm; S. Tate; A.R. Bernard

295

Systems analysis of the dynamic macrophage response to productive and non-productive murine cytomegalovirus infection  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The mammalian immune system is capable of detecting and responding to different infectious conditions with specificity at the adaptive level, however whether this ability extends to individual cells of the innate immune ...

Lacaze, Paul Andrew

2011-06-27T23:59:59.000Z

296

An Intelligent Multi Agent System for Integrated Control & Asset Management of Petroleum Production Facilities  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

An Intelligent Multi Agent System for Integrated Control & Asset Management of Petroleum Production management system for the offshore oil and gas industry in Atlantic Canada. The research program has achieved several milestones. The conceptual model of an automated asset management system, its architecture

Taylor, James H.

297

TENSOR PRODUCTS OF OPERATOR SYSTEMS ALI KAVRUK, VERN I. PAULSEN, IVAN G. TODOROV, AND MARK TOMFORDE  

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TENSOR PRODUCTS OF OPERATOR SYSTEMS ALI KAVRUK, VERN I. PAULSEN, IVAN G. TODOROV, AND MARK TOMFORDE Abstract. The purpose of the present paper is to study tensor prod- ucts of operator systems. After giving induced by a cer- tain canonical inclusion of an operator space into an operator system. We examine

298

WASTE/BY-PRODUCT HYDROGEN DOE/DOD Workshop  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

; 6 Waste/Byproduct HydrogenWaste/By product Hydrogen Waste H2 sources include: Waste biomass: biogas Waste/Byproduct Hydrogen Waste/By product Hydrogen Fuel FlexibilityFuel Flexibility Biogas: generated

299

Effectiveness and design of sparse process flexibilities  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The long chain has been an important concept in the design of flexible processes. This design concept, as well as other sparse flexibility structures, have been applied by the automotive and other industries as a way to ...

Wei, Yehua, Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

300

Instruction Guide Shopping Using the Product Keyword Search  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

and add them to your cart. The Product Search is a very powerful search engine. Start with by entering in the flyout menu. 3. To start searching for an item, enter the item in the search field. Include specific search terms, such as "latex-free gloves" instead of just "gloves". The system is flexible with search

Pilyugin, Sergei S.

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301

FOREST FUEL REDUCTION AND ENERGYWOOD PRODUCTION USING A CTL / SMALL CHIPPER HARVESTING SYSTEM  

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FOREST FUEL REDUCTION AND ENERGYWOOD PRODUCTION USING A CTL / SMALL CHIPPER HARVESTING SYSTEM THESIS ABSTRACT FOREST FUEL REDUCTION AND ENERGYWOOD PRODUCTION USING A CTL / SMALL CHIPPER HARVESTING concerning mechanical forest fuel reduction. This study examined and measured the feasibility of harvesting

Bolding, M. Chad

302

EA-1894: Albeni Falls Flexible Winter Lake Operations, Bonner, Idaho |  

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

EA-1894: Albeni Falls Flexible Winter Lake Operations, Bonner, EA-1894: Albeni Falls Flexible Winter Lake Operations, Bonner, Idaho EA-1894: Albeni Falls Flexible Winter Lake Operations, Bonner, Idaho Summary DOE's Bonneville Power Administration and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, as co-lead Federal agencies, prepared this EA to evaluate the potential environmental impacts of a proposal to operate Albeni Falls dam during the winter months (approximately December 15th to March 31st) and determine whether the existing Columbia River System Operation Review EIS (DOE/EIS-0170) is adequate or a supplemental or new EIS is required. For more information about this project, see: http://efw.bpa.gov/environmental_services/Document_Library/AFD-FWPO/ http://efw.bpa.gov/environmental_services/Document_Library/System_Operation/ (Link

303

Mass Production Cost Estimation for Direct H2 PEM Fuel Cell Systems...  

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

10 Update Mass Production Cost Estimation for Direct H2 PEM Fuel Cell Systems for Automotive Applications: 2010 Update This report is the fourth annual update of a comprehensive...

304

Mass Production Cost Estimation for Direct H2 PEM Fuel Cell Systems...  

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

Application: 2009 Update Mass Production Cost Estimation for Direct H2 PEM Fuel Cell Systems for Automotive Application: 2009 Update This report is the third annual update of a...

305

Effects of Biochar Recycling on Switchgrass Growth and Soil and Water Quality in Bioenergy Production Systems  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Intensive biomass production in emerging bioenergy systems could increase nonpoint-source sediment and nutrient losses and impair surface and groundwater quality. Recycling biochar, a charcoal byproduct from pyrolysis of biomass, provides potential...

Husmoen, Derek Howard

2012-07-16T23:59:59.000Z

306

Production Cost Modeling of Cogenerators in an Interconnected Electric Supply System  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The Optimal State Electricity Supply System in Texas (OSEST) research project is part of the continuing Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUCT) effort to identify possible improvements in the production, transmission, and use of electricity...

Ragsdale, K.

307

A Methodological Framework for Integrating Waste Biomass into a Portfolio of Thermal Energy Production Systems  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

The integration of Renewable Energy Sources (RES) within the contextual framework of existing thermal energy production systems has emerged as a promising ... and sustainable policy towards addressing the growing...

Eleftherios Iakovou; Dimitrios Vlachos; Agorasti Toka

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

308

Optimization and Isolation of Grapefruit Secondary Metabolites and Their Changes Due to Production Systems and Storage  

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the effect of production systems in the 2010 sample. The fifth study focused on the isolation and purification of grapefruit minor bioactive compounds. Seven coumarins and two polymethoxy flavones including Meranzin and pranferin were purified from...

Chebrolu, Kranthi 1980-

2012-12-12T23:59:59.000Z

309

Hepatic and Cerebral Energy Production System in Rats with Acute and Chronic Ethanol Intoxication  

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We studied the effects of ethanol on the energy production system in the brain and liver in acute and chronic intoxications. Ethanol was found to inhibit mitochondrial respiratory chain in the liver. Acute ethanol

Z. V. Petrova; D. A. Korshunov

2010-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

310

Production and maintenance planning for electricity generators: modeling and application to Indian power systems  

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Production and maintenance planning for electricity generators: modeling and application to Indian power systems Debabrata Chattopadhyay Department of Management, University of Canterbury, Private Bag describes the development of an optimization model to perform the fuel supply, electricity generation

Dragoti-?ela, Eranda

311

Stationary Fuel Cell System Composite Data Products: Data Through Quarter 4 of 2012  

SciTech Connect

This presentation from the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory includes stationary fuel cell system composite data products for data through the fourth quarter of 2012.

Ainscough, C.; Kurtz, J.; Saur, G.

2013-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

312

How should one define entropy production for nonequilibrium quantum spin systems?  

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This paper discusses entropy production in nonequilibrium steady states for infinite quantum spin systems. Rigorous results have been obtained recently in this area, but a physical discussion shows that some questions of principle remain to be clarified.

David Ruelle

2001-07-11T23:59:59.000Z

313

Total Pollution Effect and Total Energy Cost per Output of Different Products for Polish Industrial System  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

For many years a broad use has been made of the indices of total energy requirements in the whole large production system corresponding to unit output of particular goods (Boustead I., Hancock G.F., 1979). The...

Henryk W. Balandynowicz

1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

314

Particle production and nonlinear diffusion in relativistic systems  

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The short parton production phase in high-energy heavy-ion collisions is treated analytically as a nonlinear diffusion process. The initial buildup of the rapidity density distributions of produced charged hadrons within tau_p = 0.25 fm/c occurs in three sources during the colored partonic phase. In a two-step approach, the subsequent diffusion in pseudorapidity space during the interaction time of tau_int = 7-10 fm/c (mean duration of the collision) is essentially linear as expressed in the Relativistic Diffusion Model (RDM) which yields excellent agreement with the data at RHIC energies, and allows for predictions at LHC energies. Results for d+Au are discussed in detail.

Georg Wolschin

2008-09-06T23:59:59.000Z

315

DESIGN OF A SUBCRITICAL AQUEOUS TARGET SYSTEM FOR MEDICAL ISOTOPE PRODUCTION  

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DESIGN OF A SUBCRITICAL AQUEOUS TARGET SYSTEM FOR MED- ICAL ISOTOPE PRODUCTION An Undergraduate Research Scholars Thesis by RICHARD VEGA Submitted to Honors and Undergraduate Research Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment... ..............................................................................................................................52 1 ABSTRACT Design of a Subcritical Aqueous Target System for Medical Isotope Production. (May 2014) Richard Vega Department of Nuclear Engineering Department of Physics Texas A&M University Research Advisor: Dr. Gamal...

Vega, Richard Manuel

2013-12-10T23:59:59.000Z

316

Flexible helical-axis stellarator  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An 1=1 helical winding which spirals about a conventional planar, circular central conductor of a helical-axis stellarator adds a significant degree of flexibility by making it possible to control the rotational transform profile and shear of the magnetic fields confining the plasma in a helical-axis stellarator. The toroidal central conductor links a plurality of toroidal field coils which are separately disposed to follow a helical path around the central conductor in phase with the helical path of the 1=1 winding. This coil configuration produces bean-shaped magnetic flux surfaces which rotate around the central circular conductor in the same manner as the toroidal field generating coils. The additional 1=1 winding provides flexible control of the magnetic field generated by the central conductor to prevent the formation of low-order resonances in the rotational transform profile which can produce break-up of the equilibrium magnetic surfaces. Further, this additional winding can deepen the magnetic well which together with the flexible control provides increased stability.

Harris, Jeffrey H. (Oak Ridge, TN); Hender, Timothy C. (Abingdon, GB2); Carreras, Benjamin A. (Oak Ridge, TN); Cantrell, Jack L. (Oak Ridge, TN); Morris, Robert N. (Oak Ridge, TN)

1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

317

Study of hydrogen production system by using PV solar energy and PEM electrolyser in Algeria  

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Hydrogen fuel can be produced by using solar electric energy from photovoltaic (PV) modules for the electrolysis of water without emitting carbon dioxide or requiring fossil fuels. In this paper, an assessment of the technical potential for producing hydrogen from the PV/proton exchange membrane (PEM) electrolyser system is investigated. The present study estimates the amount of hydrogen produced by this system in six locations using hourly global solar irradiations on horizontal plane and ambient temperature. The system studied in this work is composed of 60W PV module connected with a commercial 50W PEM electrolyser via DC/DC converter equipped with a maximum power point tracking. The primary objective is to develop a mathematical model of hydrogen production system, including PV module and PEM electrolyser to analyze the system performance. The secondary aim is to compare the system performance in terms of hydrogen production at seven locations situated in different regions of Algeria. The amount of hydrogen produced is estimated at seven locations situated in different regions. In terms of hydrogen production, the results show that the southern region of Algeria (Adrar, Ghardaia, Bechar and Tamanrasset) is found to have the relatively highest hydrogen production. The total annual production of hydrogen is estimated to be around 2029m3 at these sites. The hydrogen production at various sites has been found to vary according to the solar radiation.

Djamila Ghribi; Abdellah Khelifa; Said Diaf; Maouf Belhamel

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluation of Buildup of Activated Corrosion Products for Highly Compact Marine Reactor DRX without Primary Coolant Water Purification System  

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Evaluation of Buildup of Activated Corrosion Products for Highly Compact Marine Reactor DRX without Primary Coolant Water Purification System

Odano, N

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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properties (2-5). In 2011, our group reported on a new family of 2D early transition metal carbides, which combined metallic conductivity and hydrophilic surfaces (6). This...

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Sustainability of Forage-based Livestock Production Systems in South Texas in an Era of High Synthetic Nitrogen Fertilizer Prices  

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Sustainability of Forage-based Livestock Production Systems in South Texas in an Era of High as a component of the forage crop. Forage-based livestock production systems in south Texas are either extensive of legumes in for- age production systems in this area. Soils in this region tend to be high pH, and many

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Ruminant Production Systems Goal: Colorado State University will enhance its focus and depth in undergraduate education, graduate  

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Ruminant Production Systems Goal: Colorado State University will enhance its focus and depth in undergraduate education, graduate education, research, and outreach in cattle/beef production systems and be recognized as the leading university program in cattle/beef production systems in the West. This will include

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Entropy production in irreversible systems described by a Fokker-Planck equation Tnia Tom and Mrio J. de Oliveira  

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Entropy production in irreversible systems described by a Fokker-Planck equation Tânia Tomé and the entropy production in nonequilibrium interacting particle systems described by a Fokker-Planck equation equilibrium there will be no production of entropy. A non- equilibrium thermodynamic system in the stationary

de Oliveira, Mário José

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Thermal-destruction products of coal in the blast-furnace gas-purification system  

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The lean, poorly clinkering coal and anthracite used to replace coke in blast furnaces has a considerable content of volatile components (low-molecular thermaldestruction products), which enter the water and sludge of the blast-furnace gas-purification system as petroleum products. Therefore, it is important to study the influence of coal on the petroleum-product content in the water and sludge within this system. The liberation of primary thermal-destruction products is investigated for anthracite with around 4 wt % volatiles, using a STA 449C Jupiter thermoanalyzer equipped with a QMC 230 mass spectrometer. The thermoanalyzer determines small changes in mass and thermal effects with high accuracy (weighing accuracy 10{sup -8} g; error in measuring thermal effects 1 mV). This permits experiments with single layers of coal particles, eliminating secondary reactions of its thermal-destruction products.

A.M. Amdur; M.V. Shibanova; E.V. Ental'tsev [Russian Academy of Sciences, Yekaterinburg (Russian Federation). Russia Institute of Metallurgy

2008-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Hiring Flexibilities | National Nuclear Security Administration  

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Hiring Flexibilities | National Nuclear Security Administration Hiring Flexibilities | National Nuclear Security Administration Our Mission Managing the Stockpile Preventing Proliferation Powering the Nuclear Navy Emergency Response Recapitalizing Our Infrastructure Continuing Management Reform Countering Nuclear Terrorism About Us Our Programs Our History Who We Are Our Leadership Our Locations Budget Our Operations Media Room Congressional Testimony Fact Sheets Newsletters Press Releases Speeches Events Social Media Video Gallery Photo Gallery NNSA Archive Federal Employment Apply for Our Jobs Our Jobs Working at NNSA Blog Hiring Flexibilities Home > Federal Employment > Our Jobs > Hiring Flexibilities Hiring Flexibilities NNSA supports hiring veterans and persons with disabilities for positions throughout our complex. Veterans Job Seekers with Disabilities

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Flexible Spending Accounts | National Nuclear Security Administration  

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Flexible Spending Accounts | National Nuclear Security Administration Flexible Spending Accounts | National Nuclear Security Administration Our Mission Managing the Stockpile Preventing Proliferation Powering the Nuclear Navy Emergency Response Recapitalizing Our Infrastructure Continuing Management Reform Countering Nuclear Terrorism About Us Our Programs Our History Who We Are Our Leadership Our Locations Budget Our Operations Media Room Congressional Testimony Fact Sheets Newsletters Press Releases Speeches Events Social Media Video Gallery Photo Gallery NNSA Archive Federal Employment Apply for Our Jobs Our Jobs Working at NNSA Blog Flexible Spending Accounts Home > Federal Employment > Working at NNSA > Benefits > Flexible Spending Accounts Flexible Spending Accounts The great jobs we have at NNSA also come with comprehensive benefits

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A configuration study on the relationships between production systems and business strategy in the changing environment  

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This paper describes the development and analysis of a numerical taxonomy of the relationships between production systems and business strategy in the changing competitive environment. The taxonomy was developed with a standard method of cluster analysis, and is based on four types of environment, six types of business strategy and four types of production systems. Eighty-two firms were surveyed through face-to-face interviews. Four kinds of relationships between environment, business strategy, and production systems were observed. The validity of the cluster analysis is supported in the non-linear canonical correlation analysis. Underlying dimensions for the cluster analysis are interpreted as the product or service attribute and the customer focus.

Jian Wang; De-bi Tsao

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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CZT vs FFT: Flexibility vs Speed  

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Bluestein's Fast Fourier Transform (FFT), commonly called the Chirp-Z Transform (CZT), is a little-known algorithm that offers engineers a high-resolution FFT combined with the ability to specify bandwidth. In the field of digital signal processing, engineers are always challenged to detect tones, frequencies, signatures, or some telltale sign that signifies a condition that must be indicated, ignored, or controlled. One of these challenges is to detect specific frequencies, for instance when looking for tones from telephones or detecting 60-Hz noise on power lines. The Goertzel algorithm described in Embedded Systems Programming, September 2002, offered a powerful tool toward finding specific frequencies faster than the FFT.Another challenge involves analyzing a range of frequencies, such as recording frequency response measurements, matching voice patterns, or displaying spectrum information on the face of an amateur radio. To meet this challenge most engineers use the well-known FFT. The CZT gives the engineer the flexibility to specify bandwidth and outputs real and imaginary frequency components from which the magnitude and phase can be computed. A description of the CZT and a discussion of the advantages and disadvantages of CZT versus the FFT and Goertzel algorithms will be followed by situations in which the CZT would shine. The reader will find that the CZT is very useful but that flexibility has a price.

S. Sirin

2003-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) | Department of Energy  

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Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) FSAFEDS offers three different flexible spending accounts (FSAs): A health care flexible spending account A limited expense health care flexible spending account A dependent care flexible spending account. Eligible employees can enroll in FSAFEDS each year during the Federal Benefits Open Season (the November/December timeframe). Open Season enrollments are effective January 1 of the following year. Current enrollees must remember to enroll each year to continue participating in FSAFEDS. Enrollment does NOT carry forward year to year. New and newly eligible employees who wish to enroll in this program must do so within 60 days after they become eligible, but before October 1 of the calendar year.

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Cost-effective treatment looks at entire production system  

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The determination of cost-effectiveness is best undertaken after the most advantageous approach to solving the problem is selected. Focusing the approach on the injection well could result in the addition of corrosion inhibitor, paraffin inhibitor, biocide and scale inhibitor, with the possible incorporation of a flotation system and a filter. Alternatively, the approach can focus on treating the problem at the battery. The approach highlighted in this paper focuses on the initial effort on defining and solving the problems occurring at the producing well. Field histories of such programs carried out in the Persian Basin illustrate that this approach reduced the battery workload. The next phase focuses on solving problems that originate at the battery to reduce the injection well load.

Evans, S. (Conoco Inc., Houston, TX (US))

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Flexible Knowledge Acquisition Through Explicit Representation of Knowledge Roles  

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Flexible Knowledge Acquisition Through Explicit Representation of Knowledge Roles Bill Swartout@isi.edu, gil@isi.edu Abstract A system that acquires knowledge from a user should be able to reflect upon the knowledge that it has--at each moment--and understand what kinds of new knowledge it needs to learn

Southern California, University of

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On the use of different matrix products to solve finite three-dimensional Ising systems  

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1119 On the use of different matrix products to solve finite three-dimensional Ising systems Ph analytiquement des systèmes d'Ising de taille finie. A titre d'exemple, on déter- mine l'expression exacte de la analytical solutions of finite three-dimensional Ising systems. As an example, the exact partition function

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Integrated Photo-Bioelectrochemical System for Contaminants Removal and Bioenergy Production  

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a long history, especially in removing nutrients, and provides additional services by usingIntegrated Photo-Bioelectrochemical System for Contaminants Removal and Bioenergy Production Li. This system achieves the simultaneous removal from a synthetic solution of organics (in the MFC) and nutrients

Berges, John A.

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Unit Commitment Considering Generation Flexibility and Environmental Constraints  

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This paper proposes a new framework for power system unit commitment process, which incorporates the generation flexibility requirements and environmental constraints into the existing unit commitment algorithm. The generation flexibility requirements are to address the uncertainties with large amount of intermittent resources as well as with load and traditional generators, which causes real-time balancing requirements to be variable and less predictable. The proposed flexibility requirements include capacity, ramp and ramp duration for both upward and downward balancing reserves. The environmental constraints include emission allowance for fossil fuel-based generators and ecological regulations for hydro power plants. Calculation of emission rates is formulated. Unit commitment under this new framework will be critical to the economic and reliable operation of the power grid and the minimization of its negative environmental impacts, especially when high penetration levels of intermittent resources are being approached, as required by the renewable portfolio standards in many states.

Lu, Shuai; Makarov, Yuri V.; Zhu, Yunhua; Lu, Ning; Prakash Kumar, Nirupama; Chakrabarti, Bhujanga B.

2010-07-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Electrostatic Operation and Curvature Modeling for a MEMS Flexible Film Actuator  

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Electrostatic Operation and Curvature Modeling for a MEMS Flexible Film Actuator B. Edmonds, Jr.1 Introduction and Motivation The electrostatic flexible film actuator, also known as an "Artificial Eyelid," is a unique MEMS (MicroElectronic Mechanical System) actuator fabricated from polyimide and thin metal films

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An on-line information system for radioisotope thermal generator production  

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An on-line production information system has been designed to support radioisotope thermal generator assembly and testing in a new facility being built at the Department of Energy Hanford Site in Washington State. This system is intended to make handling the large volumes of information associated with radioisotope thermal generator production and certification more efficient with less opportunity for error than traditional paper methods. It provides for tracking materials, implementing work procedures directly from computer terminals, and cross referencing among materials, procedures, and other documents related to production. This system will be implemented on a network of microcomputers using UNIX{sup TM} for its operating system. It has been designed to allow increased capabilities to be added as operating experience with the new facility dictates.

Kiebel, G.R.; Wiemers, M.J. (Westinghouse Hanford Company, P.O. Box 1970, Mail Stop N1-42, Richland, Washington 99352 (US))

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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System Evaluation and Economic Analysis of a HTGR Powered High-Temperature Electrolysis Hydrogen Production Plant  

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A design for a commercial-scale high-temperature electrolysis (HTE) plant for hydrogen production has been developed. The HTE plant is powered by a high-temperature gas-cooled reactor (HTGR) whose configuration and operating conditions are based on the latest design parameters planned for the Next Generation Nuclear Plant (NGNP). The current HTGR reference design specifies a reactor power of 600 MWt, with a primary system pressure of 7.0 MPa, and reactor inlet and outlet fluid temperatures of 322C and 750C, respectively. The power conversion unit will be a Rankine steam cycle with a power conversion efficiency of 40%. The reference hydrogen production plant operates at a system pressure of 5.0 MPa, and utilizes a steam-sweep system to remove the excess oxygen that is evolved on the anode (oxygen) side of the electrolyzer. The overall system thermal-to-hydrogen production efficiency (based on the higher heating value of the produced hydrogen) is 40.4% at a hydrogen production rate of 1.75 kg/s and an oxygen production rate of 13.8 kg/s. An economic analysis of this plant was performed with realistic financial and cost estimating assumptions. The results of the economic analysis demonstrated that the HTE hydrogen production plant driven by a high-temperature helium-cooled nuclear power plant can deliver hydrogen at a cost of $3.67/kg of hydrogen assuming an internal rate of return, IRR, of 12% and a debt to equity ratio of 80%/20%. A second analysis shows that if the power cycle efficiency increases to 44.4%, the hydrogen production efficiency increases to 42.8% and the hydrogen and oxygen production rates are 1.85 kg/s and 14.6 kg/s respectively. At the higher power cycle efficiency and an IRR of 12% the cost of hydrogen production is $3.50/kg.

Michael G. McKellar; Edwin A. Harvego; Anastasia A. Gandrik

2010-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Thermodynamics of tubelike flexible polymers  

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In this work we present the general phase behavior of short tubelike flexible polymers. The geometric thickness constraint is implemented through the concept of the global radius of curvature. We use sophisticated Monte Carlo sampling methods to simulate small bead-stick polymer models with Lennard-Jones interaction among non-bonded monomers. We analyze energetic fluctuations and structural quantities to classify conformational pseudophases. We find that the tube thickness influences the thermodynamic behavior of simple tubelike polymers significantly, i.e., for given temperature, the formation of secondary structures strongly depends on the tube thickness.

Thomas Vogel; Thomas Neuhaus; Michael Bachmann; Wolfhard Janke

2009-07-17T23:59:59.000Z

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Thermodynamics of tubelike flexible polymers  

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In this work, we discuss the general phase behavior of short tubelike flexible polymers. The geometric thickness constraint is implemented through the concept of the global radius of curvature. We use sophisticated Monte Carlo sampling methods to simulate small bead-stick polymer models with Lennard-Jones interaction among nonbonded monomers. We analyze energetic fluctuations and structural quantities to classify conformational pseudophases. We find that the tube thickness influences the thermodynamic behavior of simple tubelike polymers significantly, i.e., for a given temperature, the formation of secondary structures strongly depends on the tube thickness.

Thomas Vogel; Thomas Neuhaus; Michael Bachmann; Wolfhard Janke

2009-07-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Product-service systems in the electric car industry: critical success factors in marketing  

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Abstract In the electric car industry the service component assumes considerable importance and it is a relevant factor in purchasing decisions. Therefore, proper management of the Product-Service System (PSS) is essential. This article aims to 1) identify the main sub-systems of the PSS in the electric car industry and 2) identify the critical success factors (CSFs) in marketing. The review of the literature led to the definition of four sub-systems: vehicle, infrastructure, on-board electronics, and energy. Based on these PSS sub-systems, organisations belonging to each sub-system were selected, and five managers were interviewed. The data were analysed using a cognitive mapping technique. Ten \\{CSFs\\} were identified, of which two belong to the vehicle sub-system (value proposition and product-service system bundle); one relates to the electronic on-board sub-system (advanced navigation systems); three relate to infrastructure sub-system (incentives, alternative transport systems and advocacy campaigns) and three belong to infrastructure and energy sub-systems (ease of use, proximity of charging point and standardisation). Finally, partnerships among players involve all the four sub-systems. Moreover, the relevance/manageability matrix offers evidence that partnerships represent a priority factor that requires immediate action from companies. The research offers a new means to identify \\{CSFs\\} by using a PSS analysis rather than taking an industry sector perspective.

Sergio Cherubini; Gennaro Iasevoli; Laura Michelini

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An Annotated Bibliography of High-Voltage Direct-Current Transmission and Flexible AC Transmission (FACTS) Devices, 1991-1993.  

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References are contained for HVDC systems, converter stations and components, overhead transmission lines, cable transmission, system design and operations, simulation of high voltage direct current systems, high-voltage direct current installations, and flexible AC transmission system (FACTS).

Litzenberger, Wayne; Lava, Val

1994-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Control Volume Analysis, Entropy Balance and the Entropy Production in Flow Systems  

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This chapter concerns "control volume analysis", the standard engineering tool for the analysis of flow systems, and its application to entropy balance calculations. Firstly, the principles of control volume analysis are enunciated and applied to flows of conserved quantities (e.g. mass, momentum, energy) through a control volume, giving integral (Reynolds transport theorem) and differential forms of the conservation equations. Several definitions of steady state are discussed. The concept of "entropy" is then established using Jaynes' maximum entropy method, both in general and in equilibrium thermodynamics. The thermodynamic entropy then gives the "entropy production" concept. Equations for the entropy production are then derived for simple, integral and infinitesimal flow systems. Some technical aspects are examined, including discrete and continuum representations of volume elements, the effect of radiation, and the analysis of systems subdivided into compartments. A Reynolds decomposition of the entropy production equation then reveals an "entropy production closure problem" in fluctuating dissipative systems: even at steady state, the entropy production based on mean flow rates and gradients is not necessarily in balance with the outward entropy fluxes based on mean quantities. Finally, a direct analysis of an infinitesimal element by Jaynes' maximum entropy method yields a theoretical framework with which to predict the steady state of a flow system. This is cast in terms of a "minimum flux potential" principle, which reduces, in different circumstances, to maximum or minimum entropy production (MaxEP or MinEP) principles. It is hoped that this chapter inspires others to attain a deeper understanding and higher technical rigour in the calculation and extremisation of the entropy production in flow systems of all types.

Robert K. Niven; Bernd R. Noack

2014-07-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Wireless flexible capacitive sensor based on ultra-flexible epoxy resin for strain measurement of automobile tires  

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The measurement of strain of tires in-service is effective in improving the reliability of tires and ABS systems. Since conventional strain gages have high stiffness and require lead wires, conventional strain gages are cumbersome for the strain measurement of tires. The present study proposes a novel flexible patch-type strain sensor utilizing electric capacitance change. The sensor is made from flexible polyimide substrates and ultra-flexible epoxy resin, which makes the sensor low in stiffness and high in elongation as a whole structure. The sensor utilizes capacitance changes due to the applied strain, and wireless measurements are conducted using amplitude modulation. The sensor is applied to an automobile tire, and compression tests are performed. The effects of the temperature changes are also measured. The proposed sensor is found to successfully measure the applied strain of the tire wirelessly, and the effects of the temperature changes are minimized using a dummy sensor in a self-temperature compensation circuit.

Ryosuke Matsuzaki; Akira Todoroki

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Decision Support Systems to Identify Efficient Beef Production Systems Collecting individual phenotype data in cattle is expensive; therefore, scientific approaches that integrate and apply accumulated  

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Decision Support Systems to Identify Efficient Beef Production Systems Collecting individual impact of beef production. Objective The objective is to develop a decision-support system and Cornell Value Discovery System) and found that genetic correlations between observed and predicted intakes

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Economic analysis of coal-based polygeneration system for methanol and power production  

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Polygeneration system for chemical and power co-production has been regarded as one of promising technologies to use fossil fuel more efficiently and cleanly. In this paper the thermodynamic and economic performances of three types of coal-based polygeneration system were investigated and the influence of energy saving of oxygenation systems on system economic performance was revealed. The primary cost saving ratio (PCS) is presented as a criterion, which represents the cost saving of polygeneration system compared with the single-product systems with the same products outputs, to evaluate economic advantages of polygeneration system. As a result, the system, adopting un-reacted syngas partly recycled to the methanol synthesis reactor and without the shift process, can get the optimal PCS of 11.8%, which results from the trade-off between the installed capital cost saving and the energy saving effects on the cost saving, and represents the optimal coupling relationship among chemical conversion, energy utilization and economic performance. And both of fuel price and the level of equipment capital cost affect on PCS faintly. This paper provides an evaluation method for polygeneration systems based on both technical and economic viewpoints.

Hu Lin; Hongguang Jin; Lin Gao; Wei Han

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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System and process for the production of syngas and fuel gasses  

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The production of gasses and, more particularly, to systems and methods for the production of syngas and fuel gasses including the production of hydrogen are set forth. In one embodiment system and method includes a reactor having a molten pool of a material comprising sodium carbonate. A supply of conditioned water is in communication with the reactor. A supply of carbon containing material is also in communication with the reactor. In one particular embodiment, the carbon containing material may include vacuum residuum (VR). The water and VR may be kept at desired temperatures and pressures compatible with the process that is to take place in the reactor. When introduced into the reactor, the water, the VR and the molten pool may be homogenously mixed in an environment in which chemical reactions take place including the production of hydrogen and other gasses.

Bingham, Dennis N; Kllingler, Kerry M; Turner, Terry D; Wilding, Bruce M; Benefiel, Bradley C

2014-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Design of an interrelated quality system for a single product manufacturing process with assembly  

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The design of a single product manufacturing system with assembly is considered. The processing is on a lot-by-lot basis with the lot size fixed. The decision variables include interrelated single sampling plans, manufacturing process quality levels, incoming raw material quality levels and assembly process quality levels. A solution procedure is given to minimize the expected total of the costs associated with the quality of the finished product subject to a limit on the Average Outgoing Quality Limit of the finished product. An example is provided.

Thomas W. Knowles; M.Zia Hassan

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Conceptual design of syngas production systems with almost net-zero carbon dioxide emissions  

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Abstract This work describes three different configurations of syngas production processes using a combination of SMR (steam methane reforming) and DRM (dry reforming of methane). The ideal SMR+DRM process ensures the maximum product yield, the heat-integrated SMR+DRM process fulfills the maximum heat recovery, and the stand-alone SMR+DRM process effectively suppress net CO2 (carbon dioxide) emissions. Through specific optimization algorithms, the syngas production systems subject to almost net-zero CO2 emissions are successfully verified by simulations in Aspen Plus environment.

Wei Wu; Hsiao-Tung Yang; Jenn-Jiang Hwang

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

348

Flexible organic solar cells including efficiency enhancing grating structures  

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In this work, a new method for the fabrication of organic solar cells containing functional light-trapping nanostructures on flexible substrates is presented. Polyimide is spin-coated on silicon support substrates, enabling standard micro- and nanotechnology fabrication techniques, such as photolithography and electron-beam lithography, besides the steps required for the bulk-heterojunction organic solar cell fabrication. After the production steps, the solar cells on polyimide are peeled off the silicon support substrates, resulting in flexible devices containing nanostructures for light absorption enhancement. Since the solar cells avoid using brittle electrodes, the performance of the flexible devices is not affected by the peeling process. We have investigated three different nanostructured grating designs and conclude that gratings with a 500?nm pitch distance have the highest light-trapping efficiency for the selected active layer material (P3HT:PCBM), resulting in an enhancement of about 34% on the solar cell efficiency. The presented method can be applied to a large variety of flexible nanostructured devices in future applications.

Roana Melina de Oliveira Hansen; Yinghui Liu; Morten Madsen; Horst-G?nter Rubahn

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Entanglement production in coupled chaotic systems : Case of the Kicked Tops  

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Entanglement production in coupled chaotic systems is studied with the help of kicked tops. Deriving the correct classical map, we have used the reduced Husimi function, the Husimi function of the reduced density matrix, to visualize the possible behaviors of a wavepacket. We have studied a phase space based measure of the complexity of a state and used random matrix theory (RMT) to model the strongly chaotic cases. Extensive numerical studies have been done for the entanglement production in coupled kicked tops corresponding to different underlying classical dynamics and different coupling strengths. An approximate formula, based on RMT, is derived for the entanglement production in coupled strongly chaotic systems. This formula, applicable for arbitrary coupling strengths and also valid for long time, complements and extends significantly recent perturbation theories for strongly chaotic weakly coupled systems.

Jayendra N. Bandyopadhyay; Arul Lakshminarayan

2003-10-22T23:59:59.000Z

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Biomethane production from different crop systems of cereals in Northern Italy  

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Abstract Global warming is linked to the reduction of green house gas emissions (GHG). The anaerobic digestion of animal manure and energy crops is a promising way of reducing GHG emissions. The increasing number of biogas plants involves a high consumption of energy crops and the needed of big agricultural area. In Italy, cereals silages are the main feedstock for biogas production and are commonly grown under two different crop systems: single crop (only maize) and double crops (maize later winter cereals). In this paper we present the results of experimental field tests carried out by monitoring the anaerobic biomethane potential (BMP) of different cereals silages commonly grown in the Padanian Plan. A laboratory device has been developed to measure the specific biomethane production of the different cereal silages. The different energy crops have been evaluated, in single and double crop systems, expressing the biomethane production per hectare. The maize hybrids show higher specific biomethane potentials respect to winter cereals. Maize FAO class 700 achieves the highest production per hectare as a single crop. Nevertheless, the highest biomethane productions per hectare are reached with double crop system in particular when maize FAO class 500 follows triticale (+12% respect the best single crop system).

Marco Negri; Jacopo Bacenetti; Massimo Brambilla; Andrea Manfredini; Andrea Cantore; Stefano Bocchi

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Assessment of costs and benefits of flexible and alternative fuel use in the US transportation sector  

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The DOE is conducting a comprehensive technical analysis of a flexible-fuel transportation system in the United States -- that is, a system that could easily switch between petroleum and another fuel, depending on price and availability. The DOE Alternative Fuels Assessment is aimed directly at questions of energy security and fuel availability, but covers a wide range of issues. This report examines environmental, health, and safety concerns associated with a switch to alternative- and flexible-fuel vehicles. Three potential alternatives to oil-based fuels in the transportation sector are considered: methanol, compressed natural gas (CNG), and electricity. The objective is to describe and discuss qualitatively potential environmental, health, and safety issues that would accompany widespread use of these three fuels. This report presents the results of exhaustive literature reviews; discussions with specialists in the vehicular and fuel-production industries and with Federal, State, and local officials; and recent information from in-use fleet tests. Each chapter deals with the end-use and process emissions of air pollutants, presenting an overview of the potential air pollution contribution of the fuel --relative to that of gasoline and diesel fuel -- in various applications. Carbon monoxide, particulate matter, ozone precursors, and carbon dioxide are emphasized. 67 refs., 6 figs. , 8 tabs.

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1991-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A DSM-based project-scheduling system for collaborative product development  

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Scheduling and managing a collaborative New Product Development (NPD) process for large projects is a difficult exercise that requires much effort and experience. This paper presents a prototype web-enabled scheduling system that incorporates Design Structure Matrix (DSM) to support NPD projects in a collaborative product development environment. The prototype system is implemented on the internet, based on an agent architecture. Basically, it is able to assist collaborative NPD projects in obtaining an appropriate execution sequence of project tasks, generating a project schedule effectively, monitoring the development process, and handling the dynamic events such as task delay and iteration. An illustrative example is provided.

Ming-Chyuan Lin; Kuohsiang Chen; Wunching Chang; Chun-Hsien Chen

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

353

Flexible Pressure Sensors: Modeling and Experimental Characterization  

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Flexible capacitive pressure sensors fabricated with nanocomposites were experimentally characterized and results compared with simulations from analytical modeling. Unlike traditional diaphragm silicon pressure sensors, ...

Viana, J.C.

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Biaxially Oriented Film on Flexible Polymeric Substrate  

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Oriented Film on Flexible Polymeric Substrate A semiconducting structure having a glass substrate. Available for thumbnail of Feynman Center (505) 665-9090 Email Biaxially...

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Regenerator Location Problem in Flexible Optical Networks  

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Nov 22, 2014 ... Abstract: In this study we introduce the regenerator location problem in flexible optical networks (RLP-FON). With a given traffic demand,...

BARIS YILDIZ

2014-11-22T23:59:59.000Z

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An analysis of weep holes as a product detection device for underground compensated LPG storage systems  

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Weep holes have been used widely to detect the presence of Liquefied Petroleum Gases (LPG) in brine for underground compensated storage systems. When the brine level drops below the weep hole, LPG product enters the brine production system causing an increase in both tubing head pressure and flow rate. To prevent cavern overfill, a cavern shutdown is initiated upon detection of LPG in the surface brine system by pressure or flow instruments at the tubing head. In this study, we have investigated the multiphase flow characteristics of weep hole LPG detection systems to correctly estimate the operating limits. A simple and easy to use model has been developed to predict the tubing head pressure and flow rate increases. The model can be used to implement safer and more efficient operation procedures for underground compensated LPG storage systems. The model predictions for a typical field case are presented. An analysis of weep holes as product detection devices for LPG storage reservoirs has been carried out. It was found that the increases in pressure and flow rates at the tubing head change as a function of injection flow rate of the product. Therefore, a thorough consideration of cavern operating parameters is necessary to evaluate the use constant pressure and flow rate values to initiate emergency shut down of the cavern.

Sarica, C.; Demir, H.M.; Brill, J.P.

1996-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Design of a demand driven multi-item-multi-stage manufacturing system : production scheduling, WIP control and Kanban implementation  

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The project is conducted in a multi-item-multi-stage manufacturing system with high volume products. The objectives are to optimize the inventory structure and improve production scheduling process. The stock building plan ...

Zhou, Xiaoyu, M. Eng Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Tracking Provenance in ORNL's Flexible Research Platforms  

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Provenance is dened as information about the origin of objects, a concept that applies to both physical and digital objects and often overlaps both. The use of provenance in systems designed for research is an important but forgotten feature. Provenance allows for proper and exact tracking of information, its use, its lineage, its derivations and other metadata that are important for correctly adhering to the scien- tic method. In our project's prescribed use of provenance, researchers can determine detailed information about the use of sensor data in their experiments on ORNL's Flexible Research Platforms (FRPs). Our project's provenance system, Provenance Data Management System (ProvDMS), tracks information starting with the creation of information by an FRP sensor. The system determines station information, sensor information, and sensor channel information. The system allows researchers to derive generations of experiments from the sensor data and tracks their hierarchical flow. Key points can be seen in the history of the information as part of the information's workflow. The concept of provenance and its usage in science is relatively new and while used in other cases around the world, our project's provenance diers in a key area. To keep track of provenance, most systems must be designed or redesigned around the new provenance system. Our system is designed as a cohesive but sepa- rate entity and allows for researchers to continue using their own methods of analysis without being constrained in their ways in order to track the provenance. We have designed ProvDMS using a lightweight provenance library, Core Provenance Library (CPL) v.6 In addition to keeping track of sensor data experiments and its provenance, ProvDMS also provides a web-enabled visualization of the inheritance.

Hensley, Zachary P [ORNL; Sanyal, Jibonananda [ORNL; New, Joshua Ryan [ORNL

2013-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A prototype on-line work procedure system for radioisotope thermoelectric generator production  

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An on-line system to manage work procedures is being developed to support radioisotope thermoelectric generator (RTG) assembly and testing in a new production facility. This system implements production work procedures as interactive electronic documents executed at the work site with no intermediate printed form. It provides good control of the creation and application of work procedures and provides active assistance to the worker in performing them and in documenting the results. An extensive prototype of this system is being evaluated to ensure that it will have all the necessary features and that it will fit the user's needs and expectations. This effort has involved the Radioisotope Power Systems Facility (RPSF) operations organization and technology transfer between Westinghouse Hanford Company (Westinghouse Hanford) and EG G Mound Applied Technologies Inc. (Mound) at the US Department of Energy (DOE) Mound Site. 1 ref.

Kiebel, G.R.

1991-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

360

A framework for computer-aided conceptual design and its application to system architecting of mechatronics products  

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Conceptual design of modern products has become complex due to an increasing number of subsystems and components comprising the system and the multi-disciplinarity of the employed design knowledge. The paper proposes a product modeling framework and ... Keywords: Conceptual design, Multi-disciplinarity, System architecting, System decomposition

Hitoshi Komoto; Tetsuo Tomiyama

2012-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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361

Catalytic reactive separation system for energy-efficient production of cumene  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

The present invention relates to an atmospheric pressure, reactive separation column packed with a solid acid zeolite catalyst for producing cumene from the reaction of benzene with propylene. Use of this un-pressurized column, where simultaneous reaction and partial separation occur during cumene production, allow separation of un-reacted, excess benzene from other products as they form. This high-yielding, energy-efficient system allows for one-step processing of cumene, with reduced need for product purification. Reacting propylene and benzene in the presence of beta zeolite catalysts generated a selectivity greater than 85% for catalytic separation reactions at a reaction temperature of 115 degrees C and at ambient pressure. Simultaneously, up to 76% of un-reacted benzene was separated from the product; which could be recycled back to the reactor for re-use.

Buelna, Genoveva (Nuevo Laredo, MX); Nenoff, Tina M. (Albuquerque, NM)

2009-07-28T23:59:59.000Z

362

Developing a Cooperative Extension System for Forest Products and Forestry Systems in Honduras  

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by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) focusing on forest products utilization Desarrollo de Exportaciones (FIDE), a private, non-profit institution created to promote investment development and protection in Honduras. The authors of this paper and the Executive Director of ESNACIFOR, Ing

Wu, Qinglin

363

. . . 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

364

Methods, systems, and computer program products for network firewall policy optimization  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Methods, systems, and computer program products for firewall policy optimization are disclosed. According to one method, a firewall policy including an ordered list of firewall rules is defined. For each rule, a probability indicating a likelihood of receiving a packet matching the rule is determined. The rules are sorted in order of non-increasing probability in a manner that preserves the firewall policy.

Fulp, Errin W. (Winston-Salem, NC); Tarsa, Stephen J. (Duxbury, MA)

2011-10-18T23:59:59.000Z

365

Evaluation of mesoscale convective systems in South America using multiple satellite products and an objectbased approach  

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Evaluation of mesoscale convective systems in South America using multiple satellite products­2003 in the La Plata river basin, southeastern South America, were analyzed with the Contiguous Rain Area (CRA; Salby and Callaghan, 1997]. However, in South America, few studies have assessed the validity

Ebert, Beth

366

IPA Derivatives for Make-to-Stock Production-Inventory Systems With Lost Sales  

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IPA Derivatives for Make-to-Stock Production-Inventory Systems With Lost Sales Yao Zhao for IPA (Infinitesimal Perturbation Analysis) derivatives of the sample-path time averages law need be postulated. It is further shown that all IPA derivatives under study are unbiased and very

Lin, Xiaodong

367

IPA Derivatives for Make-to-Stock Production-Inventory Systems With Lost Sales  

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IPA Derivatives for Make-to-Stock Production-Inventory Systems With Lost Sales Yao Zhao Benjamin-stock policy and unsatisfied demand is lost. The paper derives formulas for IPA (Infinitesimal Perturbation nonparametric in the sense that no specific probability law need be postulated. It is further shown that all IPA

368

A PRODUCTION SIMULATION TOOL FOR SYSTEMS WITH INTEGRATED WIND ENERGY RESOURCES  

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A PRODUCTION SIMULATION TOOL FOR SYSTEMS WITH INTEGRATED WIND ENERGY RESOURCES BY NICOLAS BENOIT the energy output of a wind farm in a single location and of those in multiple locations. In this way, we for such planning tools. The incorporation of the wind energy model requires the extension of the widely used

Gross, George

369

Measure Guideline: Optimizing the Configuration of Flexible Duct Junction Boxes  

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This measure guideline offers additional recommendations to heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system designers for optimizing flexible duct, constant-volume HVAC systems using junction boxes within Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) Manual D guidance (Rutkowski, H. Manual D -- Residential Duct Systems, 3rd edition, Version 1.00. Arlington, VA: Air Conditioning Contractors of America, 2009.). IBACOS used computational fluid dynamics software to explore and develop guidance to better control the airflow effects of factors that may impact pressure losses within junction boxes among various design configurations (Beach, R., Prahl, D., and Lange, R. CFD Analysis of Flexible Duct Junction Box Design. Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory, submitted for publication 2013). These recommendations can help to ensure that a system aligns more closely with the design and the occupants' comfort expectations. Specifically, the recommendations described herein show how to configure a rectangular box with four outlets, a triangular box with three outlets, metal wyes with two outlets, and multiple configurations for more than four outlets. Designers of HVAC systems, contractors who are fabricating junction boxes on site, and anyone using the ACCA Manual D process for sizing duct runs will find this measure guideline invaluable for more accurately minimizing pressure losses when using junction boxes with flexible ducts.

Beach, R.; Burdick, A.

2014-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

370

Method and apparatus for production of subsea hydrocarbon formations  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A well tender system for controlling, separating, storing and offloading well fluids produced from subsea hydrocarbon formations. The system comprises a vertically aligned series of tethered cylindrical tanks which are torsionally stabilized by flexible catenary production riser and expert riser bundles, and serviced by separate catenary pipe bundles. Piles are secured to the seabed, each pile assembly being pivotally connected to a lower rigid tendon, which is in turn connected to tendons arranged about the periphery of the interconnected cylindrical tanks.

Blandford, Joseph W. (15 Mott La., Houston, TX 77024)

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

371

Method and apparatus for production of subsea hydrocarbon formations  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A well tender system for controlling, separating, storing and offloading well fluids produced from subsea hydrocarbon formations. The system comprises a vertically aligned series of tethered cylindrical tanks which are torsionally stabilized by flexible catenary production riser and export riser bundles, and serviced by separate catenary pipe bundles. Piles are secured to the seabed, each pile assembly being pivotally connected to a lower rigid tendon, which is in turn connected to tendons arranged about the periphery of the interconnected cylindrical tanks.

Blandford, Joseph W. (15 Mott La., Houston, TX 77024)

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

372

High-flexibility, noncollapsing lightweight hose  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A high-flexibility, noncollapsing, lightweight, large-bore, wire-reinforced hose is inside fiber-reinforced PVC tubing that is flexible, lightweight, and abrasion resistant. It provides a strong, kink- and collapse-free conduit for moving large quantities of dangerous fluids, e.g., removing radioactive waste water or processing chemicals.

Williams, David A. (Pittsburgh, PA)

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

373

High-flexibility, noncollapsing lightweight hose  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A high-flexibility, noncollapsing, lightweight, large-bore, wire-reinforced hose is inside fiber-reinforced PVC tubing that is flexible, lightweight, and abrasion resistant. It provides a strong, kink- and collapse-free conduit for moving large quantities of dangerous fluids, e.g., removing radioactive waste water or processing chemicals.

Williams, D.A.

1993-04-20T23:59:59.000Z

374

Implementation of RFID in a low volume high flexibility assembly plant : item-level tagging  

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The implementation of an RFID checkpoint system in a low volume high flexibility assembly plant, aimed at tracking the flow of parts within the facility, was studied. A pilot revealed the suitability of the technology to ...

Koniski, Cyril (Cyril A.)

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

375

Stochastic Modeling of Future Highway Maintenance Costs for Flexible Type Highway Pavement Construction Projects  

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that affect pavement performances; 2) develop a stochastic model that predicts future maintenance costs of flexible-type pavement in Texas. The study data were gathered through the Pavement Management Information System (PMIS) containing more than 190...

Kim, Yoo Hyun

2012-07-16T23:59:59.000Z

376

Chapter 6 - Case StudyRenewable Integration: Flexibility Requirement, Potential Overgeneration, and Frequency Response Challenges  

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Abstract The ISO analysis has shown that variability and uncertainty of predicting renewable production do pose some operational challenges. The output from renewable production can increase and drop-off dramatically by hundreds of megawatts in just a matter of 30 minutes, which would require more flexible resources into the ISOs generation mix. This need is compounded as California policy on once-through-cooling resources may result in the shutting-down of approximately 12,000 MW of conventional resources over the next 7 years. Managing a more complex grid during this transitional period, ensuring the right mix of resource are available in real-time to maintain reliability and meeting mandatory control performance standards become more of a challenge. As a result of this fleet evolution, there are real opportunities to design the fleet make up and incentivize new capability from a broad range of source including 1) demand response, 2) the variable resources themselves, 3) regional coordination, 4) storage and 5) hydro, in addition to the conventional resources to optimize meeting the policy objectives while ensuring basic grid reliability is maintained. On some days during the spring months, the ISOs net-load is expected to drop to levels that encroach on non-dispatchable production levels when solar and wind production is high and system demand is low. Thus, in the middle of the day when the sun is shining there would be less need for additional supply resources. As time progresses to the evening hours towards sunset, there is an immediate need to replace the solar generation in addition to meeting increase in consumer demand. A complicating factor is that many of the conventional resources that could replace the solar generation must start prior to this significant ramp. These resources often require several hours to a day or more to fully come on line, which can cause more generation to be on line than consumer demand causing over generation conditions. Under existing arrangement solar (and wind) resources have limited provisions to be curtailed. Therefore as most conventional generators require this "start-up" time to reach their minimum load levels, at times the minimum energy on conventional resources may not be needed but the units cannot be shut down because the resources are needed later on during the day. There is little that a grid operator can do to accommodate this excess generation condition as supply and demand must match instantaneously. As over generation condition increase there would be a need to increase regional coordination by forming an Energy Imbalance Market to help mitigate the potential for over-generation conditions. Other solutions such as advanced demand response and storage may also be innovative solutions in the future to help balance the system during range of expected daily imbalance conditions. In addition, incentivizing the renewable resources to be flexible themselves may also be part of the solution. To reliably operate the system, the ISO is advocating for resource flexibility that can start up and provide its maximum energy quickly. An additional condition requiring flexible resources is the intra-hour variability of passing clouds or storm conditions that can interrupt the output of the wind and solar generation resources. Another operational condition that must be met in real-time is the need to ensure sufficient inertia and frequency response exists in the system. Today, conventional resources because of their rotating mass and ability to respond to changes in frequency provide a reliable shock absorber to disturbance events. As such resources are displaced by renewable resources, it will be important to ensure the system is able to respond to dynamic events in a stable manner. Again in this area, opportunities exist that would allow renewable resources to be part of the solution. There are also opportunities to make wider use of demand response and smart technologies to provide this primary frequency response capability.

Mark Rothleder; Clyde Loutan

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

377

Alternative Fuels Data Center: Ethanol Flexible Fuel Vehicle Conversions  

Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center (EERE)

Ethanol Flexible Fuel Ethanol Flexible Fuel Vehicle Conversions to someone by E-mail Share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Ethanol Flexible Fuel Vehicle Conversions on Facebook Tweet about Alternative Fuels Data Center: Ethanol Flexible Fuel Vehicle Conversions on Twitter Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Ethanol Flexible Fuel Vehicle Conversions on Google Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Ethanol Flexible Fuel Vehicle Conversions on Delicious Rank Alternative Fuels Data Center: Ethanol Flexible Fuel Vehicle Conversions on Digg Find More places to share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Ethanol Flexible Fuel Vehicle Conversions on AddThis.com... Ethanol Flexible Fuel Vehicle Conversions Updated July 29, 2011 Rising gasoline prices and concerns about climate change have greatly

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Qubit subalgebra and tensor product in Weyl algebra of angular momentum system  

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We analyze Weyl algebra of quantum angular momentum system and construct qubit subalgebra out of it. We show that the commutant of this qubit subalgebra is isomorphic to the original algebra and prove the tensor product structure between qubit subalgebra and its commutant. This construction can be iterated to construct arbitrary number of qubit subalgebras from a single quantum system. We show a simple experimental realization of this proposed scheme using orbital angular momentum of single photons. We briefly discuss about construction of qudit subalgbra and generalization to other infinite dimensional systems.

Jun Suzuki

2014-12-03T23:59:59.000Z

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Characterizing the bending and flexibility induced by bulges in DNA duplexes  

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Advances in DNA nanotechnology have stimulated the search for simple motifs that can be used to control the properties of DNA nanostructures. One such motif, which has been used extensively in structures such as polyhedral cages, two-dimensional arrays, and ribbons, is a bulged duplex, that is two helical segments that connect at a bulge loop. We use a coarse-grained model of DNA to characterize such bulged duplexes. We find that this motif can adopt structures belonging to two main classes: one where the stacking of the helices at the center of the system is preserved, the geometry is roughly straight and the bulge is on one side of the duplex, and the other where the stacking at the center is broken, thus allowing this junction to act as a hinge and increasing flexibility. Small loops favor states where stacking at the center of the duplex is preserved, with loop bases either flipped out or incorporated into the duplex. Duplexes with longer loops show more of a tendency to unstack at the bulge and adopt an open structure. The unstacking probability, however, is highest for loops of intermediate lengths, when the rigidity of single-stranded DNA is significant and the loop resists compression. The properties of this basic structural motif clearly correlate with the structural behavior of certain nano-scale objects, where the enhanced flexibility associated with larger bulges has been used to tune the self-assembly product as well as the detailed geometry of the resulting nanostructures.

John S. Schreck; Thomas E. Ouldridge; Flavio Romano; Ard A. Louis; Jonathan P. K. Doye

2014-12-19T23:59:59.000Z

380

Simulating local measurements on a quantum many body system with stochastic matrix product states  

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We demonstrate how to simulate both discrete and continuous stochastic evolution of a quantum many body system subject to measurements using matrix product states. A particular, but generally applicable, measurement model is analyzed and a simple representation in terms of matrix product operators is found. The technique is exemplified by numerical simulations of the anti-ferromagnetic Heisenberg spin-chain model subject to various instances of the measurement model. In particular we focus on local measurements with small support and non-local measurements which induces long range correlations.

Sren Gammelmark; Klaus Mlmer

2009-11-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Matrix Product State and mean field solutions for one-dimensional systems can be found efficiently  

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We consider the problem of approximating ground states of one-dimensional quantum systems within the two most common variational ansatzes, namely the mean field ansatz and Matrix Product States. We show that both for mean field and for Matrix Product States of fixed bond dimension, the optimal solutions can be found in a way which is provably efficient (i.e., scales polynomially). This implies that the corresponding variational methods can be in principle recast in a way which scales provably polynomially. Moreover, our findings imply that ground states of one-dimensional commuting Hamiltonians can be found efficiently.

Norbert Schuch; J. Ignacio Cirac

2010-07-19T23:59:59.000Z

382

A Multi-agent System for Integrated Control and Asset Management of Petroleum Production Facilities -Part 2: Prototype  

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faulty instrumentation in real- world oil production plants, as indicated in table I. In the simulation outflow valve F10 Faulty three-phase separator gas outflow valve TABLE I OIL PRODUCTION FACILITYA Multi-agent System for Integrated Control and Asset Management of Petroleum Production Facilities

Taylor, James H.

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Production and price projections for Texas grapefruit - 1975  

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interested in price flexibility than in price elasticity. As opposed to price elasticity of demand, price flexibility generally is used more when dealing with farm products because it shows the responsiveness of the price of a commodity when the quantity... interested in price flexibility than in price elasticity. As opposed to price elasticity of demand, price flexibility generally is used more when dealing with farm products because it shows the responsiveness of the price of a commodity when the quantity...

Tefertiller, Edward Harold

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

384

Coherence and Flexibility in Dialogue Games for Argumentation  

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......2005 Original Article Original Articles Coherence and Flexibility in Dialogue Games for...particular, it allows for varying degrees of coherence and flexibility when it comes to maintaining...dialogue games, defeasible reasoning| Coherence and Flexibility in Dialogue Games for......

Henry Prakken

2005-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

385

Development and testing of non-bonded flexible pipe for high temperature/high pressure/deep water/dynamic sour service applications  

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Non-bonded flexible risers are a critical element of floating systems for offshore oil and gas production. This paper reviews product innovations and prototype testing of risers developed to cope with severe environments. Full scale dynamic test results with combined tension, bending, internal pressure and heating, and with these structural loads combined with sour production fluids introduced into the bore of the pipe are presented. The loading conditions for the tests were based on floating production systems in North Sea environments. End fittings must assure a leak tight transition to subsea and surface facilities when subjected to the pipe applied loads, thermal cycling during startup and shutdowns, and changing of the fluid barrier material properties over the service life. The results of analyses and tests conducted to verify the integrity of the end fitting with thermal cycling and fluid barrier changes due to the high temperature production fluids is presented. Conventional flexible pipe employs carbon steel for axial and hoop structural reinforcement. In deeper water, the tension loads induced by pipe weight increase stress levels in the pipe structure and deck and installation loads. As pipe stresses increase, larger cross sectional areas of the steel members are required, further increasing the weight. To reduce the unit weight, while retaining the required strength levels, composite materials have been developed to replace the steel tensile armor. The composite consists of carbon fibers in a thermoplastic matrix. Tests to verify the suitability of the material in the flexible pipe annulus environment and to evaluate the performance of the composite pipe structure are presented.

Kalman, M.; Belcher, J.; Chen, B.; Fraser, D.; Ethridge, A.; Loper, C.

1996-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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IPA Derivatives for Make-to-Stock Production-Inventory Systems With Backorders Under the (R,r) Policy  

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IPA Derivatives for Make-to-Stock Production-Inventory Systems With Backorders Under the (R Infinitesimal Perturbation Analysis (IPA) in the class of Make-to Stock (MTS) production-inventory systems regularity assumptions. The paper then analyzes the SFM counterpart and derives closed-form IPA derivative

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Advanced turbine systems program conceptual design and product development: Quarterly report, November 1993--January 1994  

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This report describes progress made in the advanced turbine systems program conceptual design and product development. The topics of the report include selection of the Allison GFATS, castcool technology development for industrial engines test plan and schedule, code development and background gathering phase for the ultra low NOx combustion technology task, active turbine clearance task, and water vapor/air mixture cooling of turbine vanes task.

NONE

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Effect of availability on multi-period planning of subsea oil and gas production systems  

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2.2.5.4 Fetkovich............................................................ 22 2.3 Network System (Surface Facilities)........................................ 24 2.4 Principal Production Constraints... of an aquifer, find out the water influx and predict the reservoir behavior as well as the reservoir pressure profile5,8. The simplest form to express the material balance expression on volumetric basis was stated in 1936 by Schilthuis and can be summarize...

Ruiz Vasquez, Karla Liliana

2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

389

Flexible Distributed Energy and Water from Waste for the Food...  

Energy Savers (EERE)

Flexible Distributed Energy and Water from Waste for the Food and Beverage Industry - Fact Sheet, 2014 Flexible Distributed Energy and Water from Waste for the Food and Beverage...

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Flexible Pillared Graphene-Paper Electrodes for High-Performance...  

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Flexible Pillared Graphene-Paper Electrodes for High-Performance Electrochemical Supercapacitors. Flexible Pillared Graphene-Paper Electrodes for High-Performance Electrochemical...

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Hail Impact Testing on Crystalline Si Modules with Flexible Packaging...  

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

Hail Impact Testing on Crystalline Si Modules with Flexible Packaging Hail Impact Testing on Crystalline Si Modules with Flexible Packaging Presented at the PV Module Reliability...

392

Alternative Fuels Data Center: Flexible Fuel Vehicle Conversions  

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Conversions to someone by E-mail Share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Flexible Fuel Vehicle Conversions on Facebook Tweet about Alternative Fuels Data Center: Flexible Fuel Vehicle...

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Flexible Fuel Vehicles: Providing a Renewable Fuel Choice, Vehicle...  

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

Flexible Fuel Vehicles: Providing a Renewable Fuel Choice, Vehicle Technologies Program (VTP) (Fact Sheet) Flexible Fuel Vehicles: Providing a Renewable Fuel Choice, Vehicle...

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Fuel-Flexible, Low-Emissions Catalytic Combustor for Opportunity...  

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

Flexible, Low-Emissions Catalytic Combustor for Opportunity Fuels Fuel-Flexible, Low-Emissions Catalytic Combustor for Opportunity Fuels This fact sheet provides an overview of the...

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He-jet system to study short-lived fission-product nuclei at LAMPF  

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Experiments have been performed at LAMPF which demonstrate the feasibility of utilizing a He-jet system to transport fission products to an on-line mass separator from a target chamber mounted in the 800-MeV, >600..mu..A main proton beam. Activities of essentially all elements produced are transported with about 60% absolute efficiency, both for fission reactions and spallation reactions. Transport times are short enough to allow study of activities with half-lives as short as 300 ms. Technical features and scientific possibilities of the system are presented.

Talbert, W.L. Jr.; Bunker, M.E.; Starner, J.W.

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

396

Control System Development for Integrated Biological Waste Water Treatment Process of a Paper Production Plant  

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Abstract A bioreactor, integrated with an anoxic reactor and a settler for waste water treatment from a paper production plant is under investigation to implement a control system for enhancing effluent quality. In order to reveal the operation of the integrated process to achieve a specific goal, a methodology for control system development is proposed. In this paper, preliminary results of some steps of the methodology are presented, in order to address the oxygen uptake rate control. A dynamic model is developed for future analysis for the conceptual design of different generated control configurations.

Alicia Romn-Martnez; Pastor Lanuza-Perez; Margarito Cepeda-Rodrguez; Elvia M. Mata-Padrn

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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RELIABLE RADIOGRAPHIC INSPECTION OF FLEXIBLE RISERS FOR THE OIL INDUSTRY  

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Flexible risers are composite tubular structures manufactured by the concentric assemblage of cylindrical polymeric and helically wound metallic layers employed to convey pressurized fluids such as oil, gas and water in the ocean environment. The metallic layers account for the flexible risers' structural strength and are dimensioned according to the static and dynamic loads. They are usually installed in a free hanging catenary configuration and are subjected to the direct action of waves and marine currents and wave induced motions from the oil production platform. The fatigue rupture of wire armours in the end fitting or within the riser segment protected by the bend stiffener is an object of major concern. Integrity models have been developed, however inspection techniques are mandatory to ensure that failure is detected. Gammagraphy has been used as a common inspection technique in all regions of the flexible riser, mainly with the single wall-single view method. On the other side, there is not any qualified radiographic procedure to this kind of structure. Radiographic simulation was adopted and its validation with actual gammagraphies and establishment of radiographic parameters to complex radiation geometries were done. Results show the viability of the radiographic inspection analyzing the armour wires' rupture and the displacement between wires.

Almeida, Romulo M.; Rebello, Joao Marcos A. [Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering COPPE/UFRJ-Federal University of Rio de Janeiro P.O. Box 68505 CEP 21941-972, Rio de Janeiro RJ (Brazil); Vaz, Murilo A. [Department of Ocean Engineering-COPPE/UFRJ (Brazil)

2010-02-22T23:59:59.000Z

398

Carbon Dioxide Conversion to Valuable Chemical Products over Composite Catalytic Systems  

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Presented is an experimental study on catalytic conversion of carbon dioxide into methanol, ethanol and acetic acid. Catalysts having different catalytic functions were synthesized and combined in different ways to enhance selectivity to desired products. The combined catalyst system possessed the following functions: methanol synthesis, Fischer-Tropsch synthesis, water-gas-shift and hydrogenation. Results showed that the methods of integrating these catalytic functions played important role in achieving desired product selectivity. It was speculated that if methanol synthesis sites were located adjacent to the C-C chain growth sites, the formation rate of C2 oxygenates would be enhanced. The advantage of using high temperature methanol catalyst PdZnAl in the combined catalyst system was demonstrated. In the presence of PdZnAl catalyst, the combined catalyst system was stable at temperature of 380oC. It was observed that, at high temperature, kinetics favored oxygenate formation. Results implied that the process can be intensified by operating at high temperature using Pd-based methanol synthesis catalyst. Steam reforming of the byproduct organics was demonstrated as a means to provide supplemental hydrogen. Preliminary process design, simulation, and economic analysis of the proposed CO2 conversion process were carried out. Economic analysis indicates how ethanol production cost was affected by the price of CO2 and hydrogen.

Dagle, Robert A.; Hu, Jianli; Jones, Susanne B.; Wilcox, Wayne A.; Frye, John G.; White, J. F.; Jiang, Juyuan; Wang, Yong

2013-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

399

Biaxially Oriented Film on Flexible Polymeric Substrate  

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Biaxially Oriented Film on Flexible Polymeric Substrate Biaxially Oriented Film on Flexible Polymeric Substrate Biaxially Oriented Film on Flexible Polymeric Substrate A semiconducting structure having a glass substrate. Available for thumbnail of Feynman Center (505) 665-9090 Email Biaxially Oriented Film on Flexible Polymeric Substrate LANL's Aligned-Crystalline Silicon (ACSi) technology provides highly crystalline silicon films on inexpensive substrates, such as metal sheets and glass plates. ACSi films exhibit good electrical and optical properties and have the potential to make an impact on the solar cell industry. The current ACSi prototype, designed under subpar tooling conditions in a non-optimal environment, already demonstrates 2% conversion efficiency. U.S. Patent No.: 7,601.430 (DOE S-104,959) Patent Application Filing Date: January 31, 2006

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Flexible Capital Fund (Vermont) | Department of Energy  

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Flexible Capital Fund (Vermont) Flexible Capital Fund (Vermont) Flexible Capital Fund (Vermont) < Back Eligibility Commercial Agricultural Construction Rural Electric Cooperative Savings Category Alternative Fuel Vehicles Hydrogen & Fuel Cells Buying & Making Electricity Water Home Weatherization Solar Wind Program Info State Vermont Program Type Loan Program Provider Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund The Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund's Flexible Capital Fund (the "Flex Fund") is designed for companies in Vermont's rural areas that are smaller and work on a less-than global scale, offering a return on investment that does not always meet venture capital levels. These rural companies may need a form of "equity" to fuel growth but need it in lesser amounts and perhaps at lower returns than traditional venture

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A flexible design framework for autonomous mowing  

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This work outlines the creation of a flexible design framework for autonomous mowing to meet changing customer needs and functionality across a spectrum of applications from residential areas to sport complexes. The thesis ...

Kraft, Justin (Justin A.)

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

402

Technology Roadmap for Automotive Flexible Display  

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Flexible displays are thin, lightweight, unbreakable, and energy saving, which can be fabricated using the existing display manufacturing facilities, reducing the significant cost of building new facilities. In a...

Byung Sung Yoon; Corey White; Greg Wease

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

403

Tumbling Dynamics of Passive Flexible Wings  

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The influence of flexibility on the flight of autorotating winged seedpods is examined through an experimental investigation of tumbling rectangular paper strips freely falling in air. Our results suggest the existence of ...

Tam, Daniel

404

Ideals and flexibility in close relationships  

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Two studies examined the roles that ideal standards aphics. for a romantic partner, and the flexibility of these standards, play in relationships. In the first study, 239 men and women involved in dating relationships were asked to rate themselves...

Campbell, Lorne John

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

405

Nanocomposite Flexible Pressure Sensor for Biomedical Applications  

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A new approach for the fabrication of flexible pressure sensors based on aligned carbon nanotubes (A-CNTs) is described in this paper. The technology is suitable for blood pressure sensors that can be attached to a stent-graft ...

Fachin, F.

406

Application of standard SSC test methods for evaluating metallic components of non-bonded flexible pipe  

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Floating production platforms for oil and gas commonly utilize flexible risers. These multi-layered pipes contain carbon steel wires to provide both hoop strength and axial strength. Aggressive production environments containing hydrogen sulfide necessitate the selection of steels that meet the requirements of MR0175. The wires have been tested for use in sour gas environments in accordance with NACE and API requirements. Modifications to the sour service testing methods which were made to meet the requirements of API 17J, Draft Specification for Unbonded Flexible Pipe, are discussed and the results are summarized.

Ethridge, A.D. [Wellstream, Inc., Panama City, FL (United States); Cayard, M.S. [CLI International, Inc., Houston, TX (United States)

1997-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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International Conference of Modeling and Simulation -MOSIM'10 -May 10-12, 2010 -Hammamet -Tunisia "Evaluation and optimization of innovative production systems of goods and services"  

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- Tunisia "Evaluation and optimization of innovative production systems of goods and services" CONSISTENCY Factory aims to design, simulate and optimize the production system as early as possible in the product a framework based on a set of multi-layered models representing a production system at the different necessary

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Semantic Awareness in Product Lifecycle Management Systems Casey James Baker, Douglas Eddy, Dr. Sundar Krishnamurty, Dr. Ian Grosse, Dr. Jack Wileden  

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Semantic Awareness in Product Lifecycle Management Systems Casey James Baker, Douglas Eddy, Dr enterprises turn to Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) systems to organize product development and to reduce), in which the PLM system was used to help with the design and fabrication of a product. Windchill

Mountziaris, T. J.

409

Assessment of a new integrated solar energy system for hydrogen production  

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Abstract In this paper, a novel integrated system that combines photocatalysis, photovoltaics, thermal engine and chemical energy storage for better solar energy harvesting is assessed using energy and exergy methods. The system generates hydrogen and sulfur from sulfurous waters specific to chemical and petrochemical industries. The solar light is split into three spectra using optical surfaces covered with selected dielectric coatings: (i) the high energy spectrum, consisting of photons with wavelengths shorter than ?500nm, is used to generate hydrogen from water photolysis, (ii) the middle spectrum with wavelengths between ?500nm and ?800nm is used to generate electricity with photovoltaic (PV) arrays and (iii) the long wave spectrum of low energy photons with wavelengths longer than ?800nm is used to generate electricity with a thermally driven Rankine engine (RE). The electricity generated by PV and RE is employed to generate additional hydrogen by electrolysis and to drive auxiliary devices within the system. A model is developed based on conservation equations and transport equations applied for each essential component of the system. The model allows for assessment of system performance and the comparison with other solar hydrogen production systems. A case study for an oil sands exploitation area where sulfurous aqueous wastes and hydrogen demand exist Calgary (Alberta) is presented. A solar tower configuration is selected as the best choice for a large scale system with 500MW light harvesting heliostat field. Hourly predictions of system output are obtained. The devised system requires 5526acres of land for the solar field and produces 41.4t hydrogen per day. If a conventional solar tower would be used instead which generates power and is coupled to a water electrolysis system the hydrogen production is lower, namely 28.7t/day. An economic scenario is considered by assuming that the co-produced sulfur and hydrogen are both valorized on the market for 25years with a levelized price of 1.65$/kg out of which 10% represents operation and maintenance costs. It is shown that the system is feasible provided that the required equity investment of capital is inferior to M$ 500.

C. Zamfirescu; I. Dincer

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

410

System analysis of nuclear-assisted syngas production from coal - article no. 042901  

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A system analysis has been performed to assess the efficiency and carbon utilization of a nuclear-assisted coal gasification process. The nuclear reactor is a high-temperature helium-cooled reactor that is used primarily to provide power for hydrogen production via high-temperature electrolysis. The supplemental hydrogen is mixed with the outlet stream from an oxygen-blown coal gasifier to produce a hydrogen-rich gas mixture, allowing most of the carbon dioxide to be converted into carbon monoxide, with enough excess hydrogen to produce a syngas product stream with a hydrogen/carbon monoxide molar ratio of about 2:1. Oxygen for the gasifier is also provided by the high-temperature electrolysis process. The results of the analysis predict 90.5% carbon utilization with a syngas production efficiency (defined as the ratio of the heating value of the produced syngas to the sum of the heating value of the coal plus the high-temperature reactor heat input) of 64.4% at a gasifier temperature of 1866 K for the high-moisture-content lignite coal considered. Usage of lower moisture coals such as bituminous can yield carbon utilization approaching 100% and 70% syngas production efficiency.

Harvego, E.A.; McKellar, M.G.; O'Brien, J.E. [Idaho National Laboratory, Idaho Falls, ID (United States)

2009-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

411

Quantitative analysis of existing conditions and production strategies for the Baca geothermal system, New Mexico  

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The Baca geothermal reservoir and adjacent aquifers in the Jemez Mountains of New Mexico comprise an integrated hydrogeologic system. Analysis of the geothermal reservoir either under natural conditions or subject to proposed development should account for the mass (water) and energy (heat) balances of adjacent aquifers as well as the reservoir itself. A three-dimensional model based on finite difference approximation is applied to this integrated system. The model simulates heat transport associated with the flow of steam and water through an equivalent porous medium. The Baca geothermal reservoir is dominated by flow in fractures and distinct strata, but at the scale of application the equivalent porous media concept is appropriate. The geothermal reservoir and adjacent aquifers are simulated under both natural conditions and proposed production strategies. Simulation of natural conditions compares favorably with observed pressure, temperature, and thermal discharge data. The history matching simulations show that the results used for comparison are most sensitive to vertical permeability and the area of an assumed high-permeability zone connecting the reservoir to a deep hydrothermal source. Simulations using proposed production strategies and optimistic estimates of certain hydrologic parameters and reservoir extent indicate that a 50-MW power plant could be maintained for a period greater than 30 years. This production, however, will result in significant decreases in the total water discharge to the Jemez River.

Faust, C.R.; Mercer, J.W.; Thomas, S.D.; Balleau, W.A.

1984-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

412

Gaseous fission product management for molten salt reactors and vented fuel systems  

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Fission gas disposal is one of the unresolved difficulties for Molten Salt Reactors (MSRs) and advanced reactors with vented fuel systems. As these systems operate, they produce many radioactive isotopes of xenon and krypton (e.g. {sup 135}Xe t{sub 1/2} = 9.14 hours and {sup 85}Kr t{sub 1/2}= 10.73 years). Removing these gases proves vital to the success of such reactor designs for two reasons. First, the gases act as large neutron sinks which decrease reactivity and must be counterbalanced by increasing fuel loading. Second, for MSRs, inert fission product gases naturally separate quickly from high temperature salts, thus creating high vapor pressure which poses safety concerns. For advanced reactors with solid vented fuel, the gases are allowed to escape into an off-gas system and thus must be managed. Because of time delays in transport of fission product gases in vented fuel systems, some of the shorter-lived radionuclides will decay away thereby reducing the fission gas source term relative to an MSR. To calculate the fission gas source term of a typical molten salt reactor, we modeled a 1000 MWe graphite moderated thorium MSR similar to that detailed in Mathieu et al. [1]. The fuel salt used in these calculations was LiF (78 mole percent) - (HN)F 4 (22 mole percent) with a heavy nuclide composition of 3.86% {sup 233}U and 96.14% {sup 232}Th by mass. Before we can remove the fission product gases produced by this reactor configuration, we must first develop an appropriate storage mechanism. The gases could be stored in pressurized containers but then one must be concerned about bottle failure. Methods to trap noble gases in matrices are expensive and complex. Alternatively, there are direct storage/disposal options: direct injection into the Earth or injecting a grout-based product into the Earth. Advances in drilling technologies, hydro fracture technologies, and methods for the sequestration of carbon dioxide from fossil fuel plants are creating new options for disposal of fission gas wastes. In each option, lithostatic pressure, a kilometer or more underground, eliminates the pressure driving force for noble gas release and dissolves any untrapped gas in deep groundwater or into incorporated solid waste forms. The options, challenges, and potential for these methods to dispose of gaseous fission products are described. With this research, we hope to help both MSRs and other advanced reactors come one step closer to commercialization. (authors)

Messenger, S. J. [Massachusetts Inst. of Technology, 77 Massachusetts Ave., 54-1717, Cambridge, MA 02139 (United States); Forsberg, C. [Massachusetts Inst. of Technology, 77 Massachusetts Ave., 24-207, Cambridge, MA 02139 (United States); Massie, M. [Massachusetts Inst. of Technology, 77 Massachusetts Ave., NW12-230, Cambridge, MA 02139 (United States)

2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

413

Low-Cost Hydrogen-from-Ethanol: A Distributed Production System (Presentation)  

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Hydrogen-from- Hydrogen-from- Ethanol: A Distributed Production System Presented at the Bio-Derived Liquids to Hydrogen Distributed Reforming Working Group Meeting Laurel, Maryland Tuesday, November 6, 2007 H 2 Gen Innovations, Inc. Alexandria, Virginia www.h2gen.com 2 Topics * H 2 Gen Reformer System Innovation * Natural Gas Reformer - Key performance metrics - Summary unique H2A inputs * Ethanol Reformer - Key performance metrics - Summary unique H2A inputs * Questions from 2007 Merit Review 3 H 2 Gen Innovations' Commercial SMR * Compact, low-cost 115 kg/day natural gas reformer proven in commercial practice [13 US Patents granted] * Built-in, unique, low-cost PSA system * Unique sulfur-tolerant catalyst developed with Süd Chemie 4 DOE Program Results * Task 1- Natural Gas Reformer Scaling:

414

Evaluation of a solar intermittent refrigeration system for ice production operating with ammonia/lithium nitrate  

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A novel solar intermittent refrigeration system for ice production developed in the Centro de Investigacion en Energia of the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico is presented. The system operates with the ammonia/lithium nitrate mixture. The system developed has a nominal capacity of 8 kg of ice/day. It consists of a cylindrical parabolic collector acting as generator-absorber. Evaporator temperatures as low as -11 C were obtained for several hours with solar coefficients of performance up to 0.08. It was found that the coefficient of performance increases with the increment of solar radiation and the solution concentration. A dependency of the coefficient of performance was not founded against the cooling water temperature. Also it was found that the maximum operating pressure increases meanwhile the generation temperature decreases with an increase of the solution concentration. (author)

Rivera, W.; Moreno-Quintanar, G.; Best, R. [Centro de Investigacion en Energia, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, A.P. 34, 62580 Temixco, Mor. (Mexico); Rivera, C.O.; Martinez, F. [Facultad de Ingenieria Campus Coatzacoalcos, Universidad Veracruzana, Av. Universidad Km 7.5, 96530 Coatzacoalcos, Ver. (Mexico)

2011-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Advanced turbine systems program conceptual design and product development. Annual report, August 1994--July 1995  

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This report summarizes the tasks completed under this project during the period from August 1, 1994 through July 31, 1994. The objective of the study is to provide the conceptual design and product development plan for an ultra high efficiency, environmentally superior and cost-competitive industrial gas turbine system to be commercialized by the year 2000. The tasks completed include a market study for the advanced turbine system; definition of an optimized recuperated gas turbine as the prime mover meeting the requirements of the market study and whose characteristics were, in turn, used for forecasting the total advanced turbine system (ATS) future demand; development of a program plan for bringing the ATS to a state of readiness for field test; and demonstration of the primary surface recuperator ability to provide the high thermal effectiveness and low pressure loss required to support the proposed ATS cycle.

NONE

1995-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

416

Method, system and computer program product for monitoring and optimizing fluid extraction from geologic strata  

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An arrangement which utilizes an inexpensive flap valve/flow transducer combination and a simple local supervisory control system to monitor and/or control the operation of a positive displacement pump used to extract petroleum from geologic strata. The local supervisory control system controls the operation of an electric motor which drives a reciprocating positive displacement pump so as to maximize the volume of petroleum extracted from the well per pump stroke while minimizing electricity usage and pump-off situations. By reducing the electrical demand and pump-off (i.e., "pounding" or "fluid pound") occurrences, operating and maintenance costs should be reduced sufficiently to allow petroleum recovery from marginally productive petroleum fields. The local supervisory control system includes one or more applications to at least collect flow signal data generated during operation of the positive displacement pump. No flow, low flow and flow duration are easily evaluated using the flap valve/flow transducer arrangement.

Medizade, Masoud (San Luis Obispo, CA); Ridgely, John Robert (Los Osos, CA)

2009-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

417

Energy and System Size Dependence of Strangeness Production from SPS to RHIC  

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Strange particle production is an important experimental observable that allows the study of the strongly interacting matter created in relativistic heavy-ion collisions. The STAR experiment at RHIC has a unique capability of measuring identified strange particles over a wide range of acceptance providing a rich set of data to perform a systematic study. In addition to the data from Au+Au collisions, strange particles from p+p and d+Au collisions are also available for comparison and normalization. A new set of data from Cu+Cu reactions at 62 GeV and 200 GeV provides the chance to compare the system size dependence observed in Au+Au collisions with this smaller system size. In addition to the comparison of the yields, a statistical thermal model was used to extract freeze-out characteristics for the different system sizes and collision energies.

Jun Takahashi; for the STAR collaboration

2007-11-16T23:59:59.000Z

418

Dynamical safety assessment of hydrogen production nuclear power plants using system dynamics method  

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Nuclear power plants for hydrogen production are investigated in the aspect of nuclear safety. The non-linear dynamical safety assessment is introduced for the analysis of the high temperature gas cooled reactor (HTGR) which is used for hydrogen production as well as electricity generation. The dynamical algorithm is adjusted for the safety assessment with an easier and reliable output. A feedback of power increase affects to the temperature decrease. The top event of the event is power and temperature stable. It is affected by the human factor, poison, and some other physical variables. There are several factors including the economic and safety factors which are considered for the reliability of the modelling simulations. Using the system dynamics (SD) method, the event quantification is performed for the event flows, stocks, and feedback by the single and double arrow lines.

Taeho Woo; Soonho Lee

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

419

Product-Line Technology Recommendations for Integrated Modular Systems Zo Stephenson, Mark Nicholson, John McDermid; University of York Department of Computer Science;  

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Product-Line Technology Recommendations for Integrated Modular Systems Zoë Stephenson, Mark product-line engineering to IMS evolution. An IMS is a networked computer systems providing (potentially detection system. Introduction Embedded software systems are nearly always good examples of product lines

Nicholson, Mark

420

International Conference of Modeling and Simulation -MOSIM'10 -May 10-12, 2010 -Hammamet -Tunisia "Evaluation and optimization of innovative production systems of goods and services"  

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- Tunisia "Evaluation and optimization of innovative production systems of goods and services" STOCHASTIC.maza@ensem.inpl-nancy.fr ABSTRACT: The productivity and quality requirements have conducted the manufacturing systems to be more systems is of a major importance, since they impact directly on system's productivity and safety. The aim

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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421

Capillary flows in flexible structures  

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Interactions between capillary and elastic effects are relevant to a variety of applications, from micro- and nano-scale manufacturing to biological systems. In this thesis, we investigate capillary flows in extremely ...

Hoberg, Theresa B. (Theresa Blinn)

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

422

Environmental Implications of Jatropha Biofuel from a Silvi-Pastoral Production System in Central-West Brazil  

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Environmental Implications of Jatropha Biofuel from a Silvi-Pastoral Production System in Central-West Brazil ... (8) Independent of debates over biofuels, agricultural intensification, particularly cattle production in the tropics, has been identified as a way to reduce negative LUC.(9, 10) This study examines the environmental impacts of a biofuel production system currently being implemented in the Central-Western Brazilian state of Mato Grosso do Sul, in which jatropha is intercropped with cattle pasture. ... The basic Jatropha biodiesel system consumes 8 times less non-renewable energy than conventional diesel and reduces greenhouse gas emissions 51%. ...

Rob Bailis; Goksin Kavlak

2013-05-28T23:59:59.000Z

423

Selective Trapping of Volatile Fission Products with an Off-Gas Treatment System  

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A head-end processing step, termed DEOX for its emphasis on decladding via oxidation, is being developed for the treatment of spent oxide fuel by pyroprocessing techniques. The head-end step employs high temperatures to oxidize UO2 to U3O8 resulting in the separation of fuel from cladding and the removal of volatile fission products. Development of the head-end step is being performed in collaboration with the Korean Atomic Energy Research Institute (KAERI) through an International Nuclear Energy Research Initiative. Following the initial experimentation for the removal of volatile fission products, an off-gas treatment system was designed in conjunction with KAERI to collect specific fission gases. The primary volatile species targeted for trapping were iodine, technetium, and cesium. Each species is intended to be collected in distinct zones of the off-gas system and within those zones, on individual filters. Separation of the volatile off-gases is achieved thermally as well as chemically given the composition of the filter media. A description of the filter media and a basis for its selection will be given along with the collection mechanisms and design considerations. In addition, results from testing with the off-gas treatment system will be presented.

B.R. Westphal; J.J. Park; J.M. Shin; G.I. Park; K.J. Bateman; D.L. Wahlquist

2008-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

424

Alternative Fuels Data Center: Flexible Fuel Vehicle Availability  

Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center (EERE)

Flexible Fuel Vehicle Flexible Fuel Vehicle Availability to someone by E-mail Share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Flexible Fuel Vehicle Availability on Facebook Tweet about Alternative Fuels Data Center: Flexible Fuel Vehicle Availability on Twitter Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Flexible Fuel Vehicle Availability on Google Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Flexible Fuel Vehicle Availability on Delicious Rank Alternative Fuels Data Center: Flexible Fuel Vehicle Availability on Digg Find More places to share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Flexible Fuel Vehicle Availability on AddThis.com... More in this section... Ethanol Basics Benefits & Considerations Stations Vehicles Availability Conversions Emissions Laws & Incentives Flexible Fuel Vehicle Availability Flexible fuel vehicles (FFVs)-which can run on E85 (a gasoline-ethanol

425

Forecasting new product penetration with flexible substitution patterns  

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the introduction of electric cars, as examined, e.g. , bygas cars. However, if the electric car is similar in size toone might expect the electric car to draw disproportionately

Brownstone, David; Train, Kenneth

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

426

Flexible Medical Radioisotope Production | U.S. DOE Office of...  

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Nuclear Science Advisory Committee (NSAC) News & Resources Contact Information Nuclear Physics U.S. Department of Energy SC-26Germantown Building 1000 Independence...

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Advantages of PDS Products Extreme flexibility that allows  

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Polysilicon doping o Solar cell #12;At diffusion temperature, the active component decomposes to form P2O5 and silicon wafers are edge-stacked perpendicular to the tube axis in cross-slotted furnace carriers. Gases°-1000°C for eight hours PH-1025: 1000°-1025 °C for four hours * See Technical Bulletin "Furnace Carriers

428

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

DOE Patents (OSTI)

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

429

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

430

Highly efficient photochemical HCOOH production from CO{sub 2} and water using an inorganic system  

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We have constructed a system that uses solar energy to react CO{sub 2} with water to generate formic acid (HCOOH) at an energy conversion efficiency of 0.15%. It consists of an AlGaN/GaN anode photoelectrode and indium (In) cathode that are electrically connected outside of the reactor cell. High energy conversion efficiency is realized due to a high quantum efficiency of 28% at 300 nm, attributable to efficient electron-hole separation in the semiconductor's heterostructure. The efficiency is close to that of natural photosynthesis in plants, and what is more, the reaction product (HCOOH) can be used as a renewable energy source.

Yotsuhashi, Satoshi; Hashiba, Hiroshi; Deguchi, Masahiro; Zenitani, Yuji; Hinogami, Reiko; Yamada, Yuka [Advanced Technology Research Laboratory, Panasonic Corporation, Soraku-gun, Kyoto 619-0237 (Japan); Deura, Momoko; Ohkawa, Kazuhiro [Department of Applied Physics, Tokyo University of Science, Shinjuku, Tokyo 162-8601 (Japan)

2012-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

431

Knowledge Integration to Make Decisions About Complex Systems: Sustainability of Energy Production from Agriculture  

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A major bottleneck for improving the governance of complex systems, rely on our ability to integrate different forms of knowledge into a decision support system (DSS). Preliminary aspects are the classification of different types of knowledge (a priori or general, a posteriori or specific, with uncertainty, numerical, textual, algorithmic, complete/incomplete, etc.), the definition of ontologies for knowledge management and the availability of proper tools like continuous simulation models, event driven models, statistical approaches, computational methods (neural networks, evolutionary optimization, rule based systems etc.) and procedure for textual documentation. Following these views at University of Udine, a computer language (SEMoLa, Simple, Easy Modelling Language) for knowledge integration has been developed. SEMoLa can handle models, data, metadata and textual knowledge; it implements and extends the system dynamics ontology (Forrester, 1968; Jrgensen, 1994) in which systems are modelled by the concepts of material, group, state, rate, parameter, internal and external events and driving variables. As an example, a SEMoLa model to improve management and sustainability (economical, energetic, environmental) of the agricultural farms is presented. The model (X-Farm) simulates a farm in which cereal and forage yield, oil seeds, milk, calves and wastes can be sold or reused. X-Farm is composed by integrated modules describing fields (crop and soil), feeds and materials storage, machinery management, manpower management, animal husbandry, economic and energetic balances, seed oil extraction, manure and wastes management, biogas production from animal wastes and biomasses.

Francesco Danuso

2008-06-18T23:59:59.000Z

432

Review of solar assisted heat pump drying systems for agricultural and marine products  

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Combining solar energy and heat pump technology is a very attractive concept. It is able to eliminate some difficulties and disadvantages of using solar dryer systems or solely using heat pump drying separately. Solar assisted heat pump drying systems have been studied and applied since the last decades in order to increase the quality of products where low temperature and well-controlled drying conditions are needed. This paper reviewed studies on the advances in solar heat pump drying systems. Results and observation from the studies of solar assisted heat pump dryer systems indicated that for heat sensitive materials; improved quality control, reduced energy consumption, high coefficient of performance and high thermal efficiency of the dryer were achieved. The way forward and future directions in R&D in this field are further research regarding theoretical and experimental analysis as well as for the replacement of conventional solar dryer or heat pump dryer with solar assisted heat pump drying systems and solar assisted chemical and ground source heat pump dryers which should present energy efficient applications of the technologies.

Ronak Daghigh; Mohd Hafidz Ruslan; Mohamad Yusof Sulaiman; Kamaruzzaman Sopian

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

433

Knowledge Integration to Make Decisions About Complex Systems: Sustainability of Energy Production from Agriculture  

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A major bottleneck for improving the governance of complex systems, rely on our ability to integrate different forms of knowledge into a decision support system (DSS). Preliminary aspects are the classification of different types of knowledge (a priori or general, a posteriori or specific, with uncertainty, numerical, textual, algorithmic, complete/incomplete, etc.), the definition of ontologies for knowledge management and the availability of proper tools like continuous simulation models, event driven models, statistical approaches, computational methods (neural networks, evolutionary optimization, rule based systems etc.) and procedure for textual documentation. Following these views at University of Udine, a computer language (SEMoLa, Simple, Easy Modelling Language) for knowledge integration has been developed. SEMoLa can handle models, data, metadata and textual knowledge; it implements and extends the system dynamics ontology (Forrester, 1968; Jrgensen, 1994) in which systems are modelled by the concepts of material, group, state, rate, parameter, internal and external events and driving variables. As an example, a SEMoLa model to improve management and sustainability (economical, energetic, environmental) of the agricultural farms is presented. The model (X-Farm) simulates a farm in which cereal and forage yield, oil seeds, milk, calves and wastes can be sold or reused. X-Farm is composed by integrated modules describing fields (crop and soil), feeds and materials storage, machinery management, manpower management, animal husbandry, economic and energetic balances, seed oil extraction, manure and wastes management, biogas production from animal wastes and biomasses.

Francesco Danuso

2010-01-08T23:59:59.000Z

434

Assessment of a Product Range Model concept to support design reuse using rule based systems and case based reasoning  

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Knowledge reuse is recognised as a key element to support agile and effective decision-making processes during product development. The provision of information and knowledge for reuse relies on defined information structures and requires computational ... Keywords: Case based reasoning, Design reuse, Extended information models, Product Range Model, Rule based systems

Carlos Alberto Costa; Marcos Alexandre Luciano; Celson Pantoja Lima; Robert I. M. Young

2012-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

435

Operator Trainer System for the Petrobras P-26 Semi-Submersible Oil and Gas Production Unit  

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Abstract Operator trainer systems aim to improve operator performance, by simulating scenarios such as emergency conditions, thus reducing accidents and increasing processes economical results. In this paper, we present PETROBRAS' Oil & Gas Production Process and Utilities Simulator Environment called AMBTREI (Training Environment) that mimics the actual Control Room of an E&P semi-submersible Platform at a very high fidelity level. This training environment was created utilizing Soteica's Operator Training System solution (S-OTS). The dynamic process model will be described as well as the Process Control Interface that was implemented. The software used will be explained in detail and the conclusions that have been reached in almost 2 years of use will be presented.

A.C. Pereira; A. Riera; G. Padilla; E. Musulin; N.J. Nakamura

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

436

INTEGRATED CRYOGENIC SYSTEM FOR CO 2 SEPARATION AND LNG PRODUCTION FROM LANDFILL GAS  

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An integrated cryogenic system to separate carbon dioxide ( CO 2 ) and produce LNG from landfill gas is investigated and designed. The main objective of this design is to eliminate the requirement of a standard CO 2 removal process in the liquefaction system such distillation or (temperature or pressure) swing adsorption and to directly separate carbon dioxide as frost at the liquefying channel of methane. Two identical sets of heat exchangers are installed in parallel and switched alternatively with a time period so that one is in separation?liquefaction mode while the other is in CO 2 clean?up mode. A thermal regeneration scheme is presented for the purpose of saving energy and avoiding the stoppage of LNG production followed by the flow switching. The switching period is determined from results of a combined heat and mass transfer analysis on the CO 2 freeze?out process.

H. M. Chang; M. J. Chung; S. B. Park

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Using a Decision Support System to Optimize Production of Agricultural Crop Residue Biofeedstock  

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For several years the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) has been developing a Decision Support System for Agriculture (DSS4Ag) which determines the economically optimum recipe of various fertilizers to apply at each site in a field to produce a crop, based on the existing soil fertility at each site, as well as historic production information and current prices of fertilizers and the forecast market price of the crop at harvest, for growing a crop such as wheat, potatoes, corn, or cotton. In support of the growing interest in agricultural crop residues as a bioenergy feedstock, we have extended the capability of the DSS4Ag to develop a variable-rate fertilizer recipe for the simultaneous economically optimum production of both grain and straw, and have been conducting field research to test this new DSS4Ag. In this paper we report the results of two years of field research testing and enhancing the DSS4Ags ability to economically optimize the fertilization for the simultaneous production of both grain and its straw, where the straw is an agricultural crop residue that can be used as a biofeedstock.

Reed L. Hoskinson; Ronald C. Rope; Raymond K. Fink

2007-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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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Feedstock Logistics of a Mobile Pyrolysis System and Assessment of Soil Loss Due to Biomass Removal for Bioenergy Production  

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The purpose of this study was to assess feedstock logistics for a mobile pyrolysis system and to quantify the amount of soil loss caused by harvesting agricultural feedstocks for bioenergy production. The analysis of feedstock logistics...

Bumguardner, Marisa

2012-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

440

Assessment of Risk in a Production System with the Use of the FMEA Analysis and Linguistic Variables  

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The paper describes a method for analysing and assessing the risk in production systems. A process of ore transportation process with the use of a belt conveyor was used as an example. Ishikawa diagram was used t...

Anna Burduk

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Superconducting Cable Having A Flexible Former  

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In order to provide a flexible oxide superconducting cable which is reduced in AC loss, tape-shaped superconducting wires covered with a stabilizing metal are wound on a flexible former. The superconducting wires are preferably laid on the former at a bending strain of not more than 0.2%. In laying on the former, a number of tape-shaped superconducting wires are laid on a core member in a side-by-side manner, to form a first layer. A prescribed number of tape-shaped superconducting wires are laid on top of the first layer in a side-by-side manner, to form a second layer. The former may be made of a metal, plastic, reinforced plastic, polymer, or a composite and provides flexibility to the superconducting wires and the cable formed therewith.

Hughey, Raburn L. (Franklin, GA); Sinha, Uday K. (Carrollton, GA); Reece, David S. (Carrollton, GA); Muller, Albert C. (Eidson, TN)

2005-08-30T23:59:59.000Z

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The Impact of System Level Factors on Treatment Timeliness: Utilizing the Toyota Production System to Implement Direct Intake Scheduling in a Semi-rural Community Mental Health Clinic  

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This study examined the effect of using the Toyota Production System (TPS) to change intake procedures...F(1,160)?=?4.9; p?=?.03) from an average of 11 to 8days. The pattern of difference on treatment timeliness...

Addie Weaver PhD; Catherine G. Greeno PhD

2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

443

Emergy analysis of grain production systems on large-scale farms in the North China Plain based on LCA  

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Abstract Traditionally, primary grain production systems in China have been on a small scale and are associated with high costs and low labor productivity. Therefore, the substitution of small-scale farming with large-scale farming has been discussed in recent years. The North China Plain (NCP) is one of the primary grain production areas in China, and the winter wheatsummer maize double-cropping system dominates the region. Emergy evaluation based on life cycle assessment (LCA) was introduced in a farm case study to explore the ecological and economic effects of the wheatmaize double-cropping system on large-scale grain production compared with small-scale production. The results indicated that the emergy efficiency of maize production on the large-scale farm was 67.488.5% higher than that of common maize production systems, and the emergy efficiency of wheat production in the same farm decreased by 23.543.0% compared to other wheat production systems. The emergy sustainability index (ESI) of the double-cropping system was 64.084.5% lower than that reported by household farms. This is caused by large-scale farming requiring enormous emergy inputs from irrigation, fertilizers, and labor at the pre-sowing and growth stages of wheat production. Nevertheless, the scenario analysis results showed that the emergy efficiency and ESI of wheat production could be improved by 14.759.1% and 18.2123.3%, respectively, using appropriate water, nutrient, and agronomic management measures. We found that the emergy efficiency of wheat production in this large-scale farm was 41.5% higher than in household farms in the same area if comprehensive improvement measures were applied. In conclusion, the ESI value of the double-cropping system in the NCP needs to be modified to increase the emergy efficiency of large-scale grain production farms. If this is accomplished, the large-scale farming pattern may be applicable for grain production in the NCP.

Xiaolong Wang; Yuanquan Chen; Peng Sui; Wangsheng Gao; Feng Qin; Jiansheng Zhang; Xia Wu

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

444

Tracking Progress Last updated 12/3/2013 Resource Flexibility 1  

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flexible capabilities.1 Furthermore, because of expected changes in the natural gas-fired dispatchable of intermittent renewable generation to meet the state's 33 percent Renewables Portfolio Standard (RPS) by 2020 capacity has to address variability in load and power production in three time scales: (1) minute

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A Comparative Study for the Air Distribution System of a Cleanroom with  

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A Comparative Study for the Air Distribution System of a Cleanroom with A Comparative Study for the Air Distribution System of a Cleanroom with High Cooling Load and Airborne Molecular Sources Speaker(s): Shih-Cheng Hu Date: June 20, 2008 - 12:00pm Location: 90-3122 Seminar Host/Point of Contact: Tim Xu With rapid change of production line in Taiwan IT Industries; increased productivity/flexibility in the same cleanroom space is required urgently. We have systematically compared two cleanroom ventilation systems i.e. conventional and ceiling return system. The wall return system has fixed location of Fan filter unit (FFU), return air shaft/wall and dry coiling coil. The ceiling return system with a specially designed Fan Filter Dry Coil Unit (FFDCU) installed just above a production tool with high heat/particle sources. For a wall return system, reduced flexibility and

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Flexible modelling and support of interrelated decisions  

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Decision problems often consist of numerous smaller decisions that are aggregated and interrelated while spanning multiple domains, paradigms, and/or perspectives. Therefore, the decision making process should be structured in such a flexible and iterative manner that enables a range of structured to unstructured decisions to be considered, built and solved in an appropriate manner. We propose and implement a framework and architecture that uses the three pillars of flexibility in decision making (sequential, parallel, convergence, and interwoven), versatility (of paradigm and/or domain), and independence of components (value, dimension, and purpose) to support the decision making process and the entire modelling lifecycle.

Angela Liew; David Sundaram

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

447

Direct irradiation of long?lived fission products in an ATW system  

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The feasibility of directly irradiating five long?lived fission products (LLFPs: 79Se 93Zr 107Pd 126Sn and 135Cs each with a half?life greater than 10 000 years) by incorporating them into the target of an Accelerator Transmutation of Waste (ATW) system is discussed. The important parameters used to judge the feasibility of a direct irradiation system were the targets neutron spallation yield (given in neutrons produced per incident proton) and the removal rate of the LLFP with the baseline incineration rate set at two light water reactors (LWRs) worth of the LLFP waste per year. A target was constructed which consisted of a LLFP cylindrical plug inserted into the top (where the proton beam strikes) of a 30 cm radius 100 cm length lead target. 126Sn and 79Se were each found to have high enough removal rates to support two LWRs production of the LLFP per year of ATW operation. For the baseline plug geometry (5 cm radius 30 cm length) containing 126Sn 3.5 LWRs could be supported per year (at 75% beam availability). Furthermore the addition of a 126Sn plug had a slightly positive effect on the targets neutron yield. The neutron production was 36.83.0039 neutrons per proton with a pure lead target having a yield of 36.29.0038. It was also found that a plug composed of a tin?selenide compound (SnSe) had high enough removal rates to burn two or more reactor years of both LLFPs simultaneously.

Thomas F. Carter; Douglass Henderson; William C. Sailor

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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CATTANEO, A., AND J. KALFF. Primary production of algae growing ...  

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Apr 27, 1978 ... of the epiphytes (production per unit of Chl) was not significantly different OII the two .\\ub- ... gen, Montreal) and flexible rubber tubing. stems.

2000-01-11T23:59:59.000Z

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OZI violation in low energy omega and phi production in the pp system in a quark-gluon model  

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We investigate OZI violation in near-threshold omega and phi production in the pp system. Assuming ideal omega/phi mixing (corrections are estimated), the energy dependence of the ratio R(omega/phi) is analyzed in a perturbative quark-gluon exchange model up to the third other in the strong coupling constant alpha(s) with the proton represented as a quark - scalar diquark system. We give a very natural explanation of the violation of the OZI rule in omega/phi production and its energy dependence near the production thresholds.

M. Dillig

2006-04-24T23:59:59.000Z

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VIBRATION CONTROL OF DISTRIBUTED PARAMETER SYSTEMSAND FLUIDIC FLEXIBLE MATRIX COMPOSITES.  

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??Vibration degrades the performance of many mechanical systems, reducing the qualityof manufactured products, producing noise, introducing fatigue in mechanical compo-nents, and generating an uncomfortable environment (more)

Lotfi Gaskarimahalle, Amir

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

451

High-efficiency Forage Systems for Texas Beef Production The cattle industry in Texas is facing a crisis due to doubling of fertilizer, grain, and  

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High-efficiency Forage Systems for Texas Beef Production The cattle industry in Texas is facing production systems will be developed and evaluated to target· the development of heavy, healthy calves ready production systems that limit profit-· ability for both the cow-calf and stocker operator. Develop new forage

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EV Everywhere Grand Challenge - Charging Infrastructure Enabling Flexible EV Design  

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Charging Infrastructure Charging Infrastructure Enabling Flexible EV Design July 30, 2012 Lee Slezak Technology Manager, Vehicle Systems Vehicle Technologies Program U.S. Department of Energy 1000 Independence Avenue Washington DC 20585 eere.energy.gov Outline * Purpose - Establish Vision for Achieving EV Everywhere * Enable Strong Demand for EVs * Supply of Vehicles and Infrastructure * Current Status of Infrastructure and Vehicles * Desired Workshop Outputs * Approach - Design Candidate Infrastructure Strategies for 2022 10/12/2012 2 eere.energy.gov Achieving EV Everywhere - Enable Strong Demand for EVs 10/12/2012 3 EV Everywhere Consumer Acceptance EV Everywhere Consumer Acceptance Electric Vehicles * Safe * Cost Competitive * Utility meets consumer needs * Range

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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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A nuclear wind/solar oil-shale system for variable electricity and liquid fuels production  

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The recoverable reserves of oil shale in the United States exceed the total quantity of oil produced to date worldwide. Oil shale contains no oil, rather it contains kerogen which when heated decomposes into oil, gases, and a carbon char. The energy required to heat the kerogen-containing rock to produce the oil is about a quarter of the energy value of the recovered products. If fossil fuels are burned to supply this energy, the greenhouse gas releases are large relative to producing gasoline and diesel from crude oil. The oil shale can be heated underground with steam from nuclear reactors leaving the carbon char underground - a form of carbon sequestration. Because the thermal conductivity of the oil shale is low, the heating process takes months to years. This process characteristic in a system where the reactor dominates the capital costs creates the option to operate the nuclear reactor at base load while providing variable electricity to meet peak electricity demand and heat for the shale oil at times of low electricity demand. This, in turn, may enable the large scale use of renewables such as wind and solar for electricity production because the base-load nuclear plants can provide lower-cost variable backup electricity. Nuclear shale oil may reduce the greenhouse gas releases from using gasoline and diesel in half relative to gasoline and diesel produced from conventional oil. The variable electricity replaces electricity that would have been produced by fossil plants. The carbon credits from replacing fossil fuels for variable electricity production, if assigned to shale oil production, results in a carbon footprint from burning gasoline or diesel from shale oil that may half that of conventional crude oil. The U.S. imports about 10 million barrels of oil per day at a cost of a billion dollars per day. It would require about 200 GW of high-temperature nuclear heat to recover this quantity of shale oil - about two-thirds the thermal output of existing nuclear reactors in the United States. With the added variable electricity production to enable renewables, additional nuclear capacity would be required. (authors)

Forsberg, C. [Massachusetts Inst. of Technology, 77 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 012139 (United States)

2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Start-up Unveils Flexible Supercomputing Approach  

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Topics include a new flexible, easily programmable supercomputer; an API that helps developers build applications for multicore chips; a private wireless-spectrum marketplace; and an intelligent pill that comes with its own microprocessor. Keywords: supercomputer, Convey Computer, FPGA, Multicore Association, Multicore Communications Application Programming Interface, MCAPI, Spectrum Bridge, wireless spectrum, Philips Research, iPill

Linda Dailey Paulson

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

456

Flexible hydrogel-based functional composite materials  

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A composite having a flexible hydrogel polymer formed by mixing an organic phase with an inorganic composition, the organic phase selected from the group consisting of a hydrogel monomer, a crosslinker, a radical initiator, and/or a solvent. A polymerization mixture is formed and polymerized into a desired shape and size.

2013-10-08T23:59:59.000Z

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Flexible Bio-battery February 7, 2013  

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Flexible Bio-battery Materials Thursday February 7, 2013 12:30pm - 1:30pm Talk by Dr. W.H. Katie at Washington State University (WSU), and 2012 International Visiting Research Scholar with the Peter Wall elastic and superior ionic conductive solid polymer electrolytes (SPEs) are prerequisite

Handy, Todd C.

458

Modeling realistic hybrid flexible flowshop scheduling problems  

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This paper aims to contribute to the recent research efforts to bridge the gap between the theory and the practice of scheduling by modelizing a realistic manufacturing environment and analyzing the effect of the inclusion of several characteristics ... Keywords: Hybrid flexible flowshop, Precedence constraints, Realistic scheduling, Sequence-dependent setup times

Rubn Ruiz; Funda Sivrikaya ?erifo?lu; Thijs Urlings

2008-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

459

Making Business Process Implementations Flexible and Robust  

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in coping with errors and exceptional situations. In particular, we focus on new error handling proceduresMaking Business Process Implementations Flexible and Robust: Error Handling in the AristaFlow BPM on process management technology one fundamental goal is to ensure robustness of the realized process

Pfeifer, Holger

460

Flexible solar panels for frontline power  

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1 Flexible solar panels for frontline power Blast debris x-rays to develop better armour Reducing to improve mission outcomes 6 Solar energy for soldier mobility 8 Reducing the risk of missile strike 10 Major research effort delivers air power enhancement 12 On a whale hunt to save the wildlife 13 Briefs

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Health Care and Dependent Care Flexible  

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of money that is withheld from your pay on a pre-tax basis. Note: Health Care Reform extends medical FSAHealth Care and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts Discovery Benefits, Inc. (866) 451 for certain health care and child care expenses with pre-tax dollars. FSA's may allow you to save money

462

Chapter 23 - Energy Storage and the Need forFlexibility on the Grid  

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Abstract Energy storage technologies provide valuable flexibility on the electric grid by making the grid more efficient and by absorbing the intermittent renewable resources of tomorrows grid. But realizing the full value of this new flexibility requires holistically optimizing the unique functionalities of an energy storage system across the full spectrum of grid operations, from generation, through transmission, and to the customer, including any self-generation and demand response. The control systems, communications infrastructure, and smart energy storage devices needed to do this are just beginning to meet needed economic and technical milestones to demonstrate how energy storage will function within a fully-optimized electric grid. This chapter describes how energy storage provides valuable flexibility resources to the grid and profiles several deployed energy storage systems.

David Mohler; Daniel Sowder

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

463

A flexible, highly stable electrochemical scanning probe microscope for nanoscale studies at the solid-liquid interface  

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low-noise measurements in ambient, in situ, and electrochemical environments. II. DESIGNA flexible, highly stable electrochemical scanning probe microscope for nanoscale studies at the solid-liquid interface, specifically in electrolyte environments. Quantification of system noise limits

Gimzewski, James

464

Developing a Portfolio of Sustainable Bioenergy Feedstock Production Systems for the US Midwest: A Research and Demonstration Project  

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Developing a Portfolio of Sustainable Bioenergy Feedstock Production Systems for the US Midwest a growing portion of our bioenergy feedstocks. While such second generation feedstocks show numerous agroecosystems. A portfolio approach is needed. Potential systems to be included in the bioenergy feedstock

Debinski, Diane M.

465

Development of a coal combustion product (CCP) database system. Final report  

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Nearly 90 million tons of coal combustion products (CCPs) are produced annually in the United States. The value of CCPs is well established by research and commercial practice; however, only 25% of these products are utilized. The objective of this project was to develop a computer program containing a database of advanced analytical and comprehensive engineering information on CCPs, accessible through a user-friendly interface. Version 1.0 of the ACAA CCP Data Manager was specifically designed to: perform multiple-criteria queries to produce a set of sample for in-depth study; view and print standard test reports, such as C618 reports; compare and contrast analytical results in graphs and tables; graph utilization information by application and region; and save data to a file for use in other computer applications, such as spreadsheet programs. The program was designed to contain descriptive information about a given CCP sample, including sample formation data (material type, sample location, fuel type, collection device etc.), combustion system design data (steam generator type, furnace type, SO{sub 2} and NO{sub x} control information, ash-handling configurations), test data (chemical, mineralogical, and physical characterization data), and utilization potential of the CCP. The location of the plant is identified by region. The database has been initially populated with information on over 800 CCP samples, taken from the Coal Ash Resources Research Consortium (CARRC). An installation package and user`s guide was developed for unlimited distribution by the American Coal Ash Association (ACAA).

O`Leary, E.M.; Pflughoeft-Hassett, D.F.

1997-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

466

Integrated window systems: An advanced energy-efficient residential fenestration product  

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The last several years have produced a wide variety of new window products aimed at reducing the energy impacts associated with residential windows. Improvements have focused on reducing the rate at which heat flows through the total window product by conduction/convection and thermal radiation (quantified by the U-factor) as well as in controlling solar heat gain (measured by the Solar Heat Gain Coefficient (SHGC) or Shading Coefficient (SC)). Significant improvements in window performance have been made with low-E coated glazings, gas fills in multiple pane windows and with changes in spacer and frame materials and designs. These improvements have been changes to existing design concepts. They have pushed the limits of the individual features and revealed weaknesses. The next generation of windows will have to incorporate new materials and ideas, like recessed night insulation, seasonal sun shades and structural window frames, into the design, manufacturing and construction process, to produce an integrated window system that will be an energy and comfort asset.

Arasteh, D.; Griffith, B.; LaBerge, P.

1994-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

467

Mass Production Cost Estimation for Direct H2 PEM Fuel Cell Systems for Automotive Application  

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Mass Production Cost Estimation for Direct H 2 PEM Fuel Cell Systems for Automotive Applications: 2008 Update March 26, 2009 v.30.2021.052209 Prepared by: Brian D. James & Jeffrey A. Kalinoski One Virginia Square 3601 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 650 Arlington, Virginia 22201 703-243-3383 Prepared for: Contract No. GS-10F-0099J to the U.S. Department of Energy Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Office Hydrogen, Fuel Cells & Infrastructure Technologies Program Foreword Energy security is fundamental to the mission of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and hydrogen fuel cell vehicles have the potential to eliminate the need for oil in the transportation sector. Fuel cell vehicles can operate on hydrogen, which can be produced domestically, emitting less greenhouse gas and pollutants than

468

Bose-Einstein condensation in finite noninteracting systems: A relativistic gas with pair production. II  

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An asymptotic evaluation of the specific heat of an ideal relativistic Bose gas confined to a cuboidal enclosure (L1L2L3) is carried out, under periodic boundary conditions, taking into account the possibility of particle-antiparticle pair production in the system. Finite-size corrections to the standard bulk behavior are calculated explicitly in the regions t>0 and t0 finite-size corrections turn out to be exponential for all geometries, for t<0 this is true only in the case of a film; for other geometries, such as a cuboid or a rectangular channel, these corrections conform to a power law instead. Finally, we consider the situation in the core region, where | Lit |=O(1), and examine the location t* and the height c?* of the specific-heat maximum; finite-size corrections in this region turn out to be O(L<-1), where L< denotes the shortest side of the enclosure.

Surjit Singh and R. K. Pathria

1984-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

469

Technical specification for the Product Evaluation Management Information System (PREMIS) Version 1. 1. 2  

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This document contains the technical specifications and implementation details for the Product Evaluation Management Information System (PREMIS) Version 1.1.2. This document does not include the requirements analysis or design information and is not intended as a user's guide. The INGRES Applications-by-Forms (ABF) software development tool was used to specify and define the modules and screens which comprise the PREMIS application. Several external procedures are called by the ABF procedures; these have been written in VAX/VMS DCL (Digital Command Language) and SQL (Standard Query Language). These specifications together with the PREMIS information model and corresponding database definition constitute the PREMIS Version 1.1.2 technical specification and implementation description presented herein.

Eaton, D.S.; Hall, R.C.; Orman, J.L.; Klamerus, J.

1990-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

470

On the production mechanism of Sigma-hypernuclear systems in A(K-,pi+-) reactions  

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It is shown that the new data on the excitation energy Eex spectrum of the residual nuclear system in the Sigma-hypernuclear region in the reactions (K-,pi+-) on Be-9 and in the reaction (K-,pi+) on He-4 and C-12 can be described without the supposition on the existence of excited Sigma-hypernuclear states. The basis is formed by a simultaneous consideration of the quasi-free Sigma production and Sigma-nuclear rescattering (elastic and with Sigma -> Lambda conversion) with account of interference of the respective amplitudes. For final decision of the question about the nature of the irregularities in Eex spectrum, it is proposed to study the picture corresponding to the so-called moving complex singularity of the triangle graph with Sigma rescattering: the position and the width of the peak in Eex distribution must appreciably change with momentum transferred from the initial kaon to the final pion.

O. D. Dalkarov; V. M. Kolybasov

1999-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

471

Production and Width of the Pentaquark Theta+(1540) in Strangeness Production in the Proton-Proton System  

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We analyze recent experimental information on the excitation of the Theta+(1540) pentaquark in the hadronic reaction pp -> p Sigma+ K0. Upon describing the conventional production process - which serves as a normalization - in a meson exchange model, we estimate the resonant Theta+ induced cross section and the width of the pentaquark via K - exchange in a meson-baryon and a quark-gluon model. From a comparison with experiment we extract information on the width of the Theta+, the p Theta+ K0 coupling constant in the meson exchange and the relative s or p wave function for a nucleon-kaon cluster in the Theta+.

M. Dillig

2006-04-24T23:59:59.000Z

472

Semi-flexible bimetal-based thermal energy harvesters  

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This paper introduces a new semi-flexible device able to turn thermal gradients into electricity by using a curved bimetal coupled to an electret-based converter. In fact, a two-step conversion is carried out: (i) a curved bimetal turns the thermal gradient into a mechanical oscillation that is then (ii) converted into electricity thanks to an electrostatic converter using electrets in Teflon. The semi-flexible and low-cost design of these new energy converters pave the way to mass production over large areas of thermal energy harvesters. Raw output powers up to 13.46?W per device were reached on a hot source at 60?Cwith forced convection. Then, a DC-to-DC flyback converter has been sized to turn the energy harvesters' raw output powers into a viable supply source for an electronic circuit (DC@3V). At the end, 10?W of directly usable output power were reached with 3 devices, which is compatible with wireless sensor network powering applications.

S Boisseau; G Despesse; S Monfray; O Puscasu; T Skotnicki

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Advanced turbine systems program -- Conceptual design and product development. Final report  

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This Final Technical Report presents the accomplishments on Phase 2 of the Advanced Turbine Systems (ATS). The ATS is an advanced, natural gas fired gas turbine system that will represent a major advance on currently available industrial gas turbines in the size range of 1--20 MW. This report covers a market-driven development. The Market Survey reported in Section 5 identified the customer`s performance needs. This market survey used analyses performed by Solar turbine Incorporated backed up by the analyses done by two consultants, Research Decision Consultants (RDC) and Onsite Energy Corporation (Onsite). This back-up was important because it is the belief of all parties that growth of the ATS will depend both on continued participation in Solar`s traditional oil and gas market but to a major extent on a new market. This new market is distributed electrical power generation. Difficult decisions have had to be made to meet the different demands of the two markets. Available resources, reasonable development schedules, avoidance of schedule or technology failures, probable acceptance by the marketplace, plus product cost, performance and environmental friendliness are a few of the complex factors influencing the selection of the Gas Fired Advanced Turbine System described in Section 3. Section 4 entitled ``Conversion to Coal`` was a task which addresses the possibility of a future interruption to an economic supply of natural gas. System definition and analysis is covered in Section 6. Two major objectives were met by this work. The first was identification of those critical technologies that can support overall attainment of the program goals. Separate technology or component programs were begun to identify and parameterize these technologies and are described in Section 7. The second objective was to prepare parametric analyses to assess performance sensitivity to operating variables and to select design approaches to meet the overall program goals.

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Alternative Fuels Data Center: Flexible Fuel Vehicle (FFV) Promotion and  

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Flexible Fuel Vehicle Flexible Fuel Vehicle (FFV) Promotion and Vehicle Registry to someone by E-mail Share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Flexible Fuel Vehicle (FFV) Promotion and Vehicle Registry on Facebook Tweet about Alternative Fuels Data Center: Flexible Fuel Vehicle (FFV) Promotion and Vehicle Registry on Twitter Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Flexible Fuel Vehicle (FFV) Promotion and Vehicle Registry on Google Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Flexible Fuel Vehicle (FFV) Promotion and Vehicle Registry on Delicious Rank Alternative Fuels Data Center: Flexible Fuel Vehicle (FFV) Promotion and Vehicle Registry on Digg Find More places to share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Flexible Fuel Vehicle (FFV) Promotion and Vehicle Registry on AddThis.com... More in this section...

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Environmental Assessment/ Regulatory Impact Review/ Initial Regulatory Flexibility Analysis  

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DRAFT Environmental Assessment/ Regulatory Impact Review/ Initial Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Impact Review/Initial Regulatory Flexibility Analysis analyzes alternatives to include three species For Amendment 100 to the Fishery Management Plan for Groundfish of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands

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Assessment of Hydrogen Production Systems based on Natural Gas Conversion with Carbon Capture and Storage  

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Abstract Introduction of hydrogen in the energy system, as a new energy carrier complementary to electricity, is exciting much interest not only for heat and power generation applications, but also for transport and petro-chemical sectors. In transition to a low carbon economy, Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) technologies represent another way to reduce CO2 emissions. Hydrogen can be produced from various feedstocks, the most important being based on fossil fuels (natural gas and coal). This paper investigates the techno-economic and environmental aspects of hydrogen production based on natural gas reforming conversion with and without carbon capture. As CO2 capture options, gas - liquid absorption and chemical looping were evaluated. The evaluated plant concepts generate 300MWth hydrogen (based on hydrogen LHV) with purity higher than 99.95 % (vol.), suitable to be used both in petro-chemical applications as well as for Proton Exchange Membrane (PEM) fuel cells for mobile applications. For the designs with CCS, the carbon capture rate is about 70 % for absorption-based scheme while for chemical looping-based system is >99 %. Special emphasis is put in the paper on the assessment of various plant configurations and process integration issues using CAPE techniques. The mass and energy balances have been used furthermore for techno-economic and environmental impact assessments.

Calin-Cristian Cormos; Letitia Petrescu; Ana-Maria Cormos

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Production Hall and Inventory Shade Lighting by Solar Energy System and Economical Lighting (LEDs)  

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Due to the increasing energy and environmental concern in the world, one must look for alternatives to nonrenewable energy resources and the polluting fossil fuels. The renewable energy sources play an important role in electricity generation as well as many other useful applications. Various renewable energy sources like wind, solar, geothermal, ocean thermal and biomass can be used for generating electricity and meeting our daily energy demands. The solar energy can produce most of the world's requirements of the energy that is produced by the sun and collected on earth. Clean and sustainable energy protect our environment. The solar energy system with economical lighting (LEDs) can be used for lighting the production hall and inventory stores to reduce the energy consumption (watts) to less than a quarter of the normal consumption (high pressure, light HPL) and that will reduce the cost of energy. In addition, using the sun tracker will increase the efficiency of overall daily output of the solar panels more than 34% of the fixed panel. This will make the system more reliable and more economical.

Ahmad K. Jassim; Fouad K. Abood

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Technical and economic analysis of different cogeneration systems for energy production from biomass  

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This paper compares the results of a techno-economic performance analysis of seven plants for energy production from biomass with the aim of identifying the most effective solution. Small (?250 KWe) and micro (?100 KWe) size plants were investigated: 50 kWe diesel internal combustion engine coupled with a gasifier and 35 kWe Stirling engine coupled with a gasifier with an overall efficiency of 41.1% and 87.5% respectively, two biomass cogenerators, one of 25 kWe and the other of 100 kWe, 250 kWe Otto internal combustion engine coupled with a gasifier and 250 kWe diesel internal combustion engine coupled with a gasifier and 238 kWe biomass ORC plant. The technical analysis provided calculations for specific biomass consumption, electricity generation, heat produced and overall system efficiency. The economic evaluation was carried on through a discounted cash flow analysis. Data were provided by literature, analysis of case study at Italian and European level, and directly by the manufacturers of cogeneration systems. The results showed that a combined heat and power (CHP) generator is the best solution because it is economically viable with a high NPV and a PBP of five years and also technically performing with a global efficiency of 78.2% and a low biomass consumption.

Giancarlo Giacchetta; Mariella Leporini; Barbara Marchetti

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Entropy production rate in a flux-driven self-organizing system  

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Entropy production rate (EPR) is often effective to describe how a structure is self-organized in a nonequilibrium thermodynamic system. The 'minimum EPR principle' is widely applicable to characterizing self-organized structures, but is sometimes disproved by observations of 'maximum EPR states'. Here we delineate a dual relation between the minimum and maximum principles; the mathematical representation of the duality is given by a Legendre transformation. For explicit formulation, we consider heat transport in the boundary layer of fusion plasma [Z. Yoshida and S. M. Mahajan, Phys. Plasmas 15, 032307 (2008)]. The mechanism of bifurcation and hysteresis (which are the determining characteristics of the so-called H-mode, a self-organized state of reduced thermal conduction) is explained by multiple tangent lines to a pleated graph of an appropriate thermodynamic potential. In the nonlinear regime, we have to generalize Onsager's dissipation function. The generalized function is no longer equivalent to EPR; then EPR ceases to be the determinant of the operating point, and may take either minimum or maximum values depending on how the system is driven.

Kawazura, Y.; Yoshida, Z. [Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, University of Tokyo, Kashiwa, Chiba 277-8561 (Japan)

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HighYield Production of Dihydrogen from Xylose by Using a Synthetic Enzyme Cascade in a CellFree System  

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300766 300766 High-Yield Production of Dihydrogen from Xylose by Using a Synthetic Enzyme Cascade in a Cell-Free System** Julia S. Martín del Campo, Joseph Rollin, Suwan Myung, You Chun, Sanjeev Chandrayan, Rodrigo PatiÇo, Michael WW Adams, and Y.-H. Percival Zhang* Approximately 50 million metric tons of dihydrogen are produced annually from nonrenewable natural gas, petro- leum, and coal. [1] H 2 production from water remains costly. [2] Technologies for generating H 2 from less costly biomass, such as microbial fermentation, [3] enzymatic decomposition, [4] gasification, [5] steam reforming, [6] and aqueous phase reform- ing, [7] suffer from low product yields. The production of H 2 from relatively evenly distributed renewable biomass resources would address challenges per- taining to 1) sustainable H 2 production without net green- house gas emissions, 2) the availability

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By simulating biogeochemical cycles, the Greenland ice sheet, and more--with reach to the lower thermosphere--this system gives the research community a flexible, state-of-the-  

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climate variability and change. THE COMMUNITY EARTH SYSTEM MODEL A Framework for Collaborative Research in the CCSM4/CESM1 (version 1.0 of the Community Earth System Model) special collection of the Journal processes must be represented before a climate model becomes an Earth system model (ESM), but typically

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The effects of ankle compliance and flexibility on ankle sprains  

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The effects of ankle compliance and flexibility on ankle sprains IAN C. WRIGHT, RICHARD R. NEPTUNE. J VAN DEN BOGERT, and B. M. NIGG. The effects of ankle compliance and flexibility on ankle sprains was to examine the influence of changes in subtalar joint flexibility and compliance on ankle sprain occurrence

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Advanced turbine systems program conceptual design and product development. Quarterly report, February 1995--April 1995  

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This Quarterly Technical Progress Report covers the period February 1, 1995, through April 30, 1995, for Phase II of the Advanced Turbine Systems (ATS) Program by Solar Turbines Incorporated under DOE contract No. DE-AC21-93MC30246. The objective of Phase II of the ATS Program is to provide the conceptual design and product development plan for an ultra high efficiency, environmentally superior and cost competitive industrial gas turbine system to be commercialized by the year 2000. A secondary objective is to begin early development of technologies critical to the success of ATS. Tasks 1, 2, 3, 5, 6 and 7 of Phase II have been completed in prior quarters. Their results have been discussed in the applicable quarterly reports and in their respective topical reports. With the exception of Task 7, final editions of these topical reports have been submitted to the DOE. This quarterly report, then, addresses only Task 4 and the nine subtasks included in Task 8, {open_quotes}Design and Test of Critical Components.{close_quotes} These nine subtasks address six ATS technologies as follows: (1) Catalytic Combustion - Subtasks 8.2 and 8.5, (2) Recuperator - Subtasks 8.1 and 8.7, (3) Autothermal Fuel Reformer - Subtask 8.3, (4) High Temperature Turbine Disc - Subtask 8.4, (5) Advanced Control System (MMI) - Subtask 8.6, and (6) Ceramic Materials - Subtasks 8.8 and 8.9. Major technological achievements from Task 8 efforts during the quarter are as follows: (1) The subscale catalytic combustion rig in Subtask 8.2 is operating consistently at 3 ppmv of NO{sub x} over a range of ATS operating conditions. (2) The spray cast process used to produce the rim section of the high temperature turbine disc of Subtask 8.4 offers additional and unplanned spin-off opportunities for low cost manufacture of certain gas turbine parts.

Karstensen, K.W.

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APEX user`s guide - (Argonne production, expansion, and exchange model for electrical systems), version 3.0  

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This report describes operating procedures and background documentation for the Argonne Production, Expansion, and Exchange Model for Electrical Systems (APEX). This modeling system was developed to provide the U.S. Department of Energy, Division of Fossil Energy, Office of Coal and Electricity with in-house capabilities for addressing policy options that affect electrical utilities. To meet this objective, Argonne National Laboratory developed a menu-driven programming package that enables the user to develop and conduct simulations of production costs, system reliability, spot market network flows, and optimal system capacity expansion. The APEX system consists of three basic simulation components, supported by various databases and data management software. The components include (1) the investigation of Costs and Reliability in Utility Systems (ICARUS) model, (2) the Spot Market Network (SMN) model, and (3) the Production and Capacity Expansion (PACE) model. The ICARUS model provides generating-unit-level production-cost and reliability simulations with explicit recognition of planned and unplanned outages. The SMN model addresses optimal network flows with recognition of marginal costs, wheeling charges, and transmission constraints. The PACE model determines long-term (e.g., longer than 10 years) capacity expansion schedules on the basis of candidate expansion technologies and load growth estimates. In addition, the Automated Data Assembly Package (ADAP) and case management features simplify user-input requirements. The ADAP, ICARUS, and SMN modules are described in detail. The PACE module is expected to be addressed in a future publication.

VanKuiken, J.C.; Veselka, T.D.; Guziel, K.A.; Blodgett, D.W.; Hamilton, S.; Kavicky, J.A.; Koritarov, V.S.; North, M.J.; Novickas, A.A.; Paprockas, K.R. [and others

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TRITIUM PERMEATION AND TRANSPORT IN THE GASOLINE PRODUCTION SYSTEM COUPLED WITH HIGH TEMPERATURE GAS-COOLED REACTORS (HTGRS)  

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This paper describes scoping analyses on tritium behaviors in the HTGR-integrated gasoline production system, which is based on a methanol-to-gasoline (MTG) plant. In this system, the HTGR transfers heat and electricity to the MTG system. This system was analyzed using the TPAC code, which was recently developed by Idaho National Laboratory. The global sensitivity analyses were performed to understand and characterize tritium behaviors in the coupled HTGR/MTG system. This Monte Carlo based random sampling method was used to evaluate maximum 17,408 numbers of samples with different input values. According to the analyses, the average tritium concentration in the product gasoline is about 3.0510-3 Bq/cm3, and 62 % cases are within the tritium effluent limit (= 3.7x10-3 Bq/cm3[STP]). About 0.19% of released tritium is finally transported from the core to the gasoline product through permeations. This study also identified that the following four parameters are important concerning tritium behaviors in the HTGR/MTG system: (1) tritium source, (2) wall thickness of process heat exchanger, (3) operating temperature, and (4) tritium permeation coefficient of process heat exchanger. These four parameters contribute about 95 % of the total output uncertainties. This study strongly recommends focusing our future research on these four parameters to improve modeling accuracy and to mitigate tritium permeation into the gasol ine product. If the permeation barrier is included in the future study, the tritium concentration will be significantly reduced.

Chang H. Oh; Eung S. Kim; Mike Patterson

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HIGH-TEMPERATURE ELECTROLYSIS FOR LARGE-SCALE HYDROGEN AND SYNGAS PRODUCTION FROM NUCLEAR ENERGY SYSTEM SIMULATION AND ECONOMICS  

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A research and development program is under way at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) to assess the technological and scale-up issues associated with the implementation of solid-oxide electrolysis cell technology for efficient high-temperature hydrogen production from steam. This work is supported by the US Department of Energy, Office of Nuclear Energy, under the Nuclear Hydrogen Initiative. This paper will provide an overview of large-scale system modeling results and economic analyses that have been completed to date. System analysis results have been obtained using the commercial code UniSim, augmented with a custom high-temperature electrolyzer module. Economic analysis results were based on the DOE H2A analysis methodology. The process flow diagrams for the system simulations include an advanced nuclear reactor as a source of high-temperature process heat, a power cycle and a coupled steam electrolysis loop. Several reactor types and power cycles have been considered, over a range of reactor outlet temperatures. Pure steam electrolysis for hydrogen production as well as coelectrolysis for syngas production from steam/carbon dioxide mixtures have both been considered. In addition, the feasibility of coupling the high-temperature electrolysis process to biomass and coal-based synthetic fuels production has been considered. These simulations demonstrate that the addition of supplementary nuclear hydrogen to synthetic fuels production from any carbon source minimizes emissions of carbon dioxide during the production process.

J. E. O'Brien; M. G. McKellar; E. A. Harvego; C. M. Stoots

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Editorial: System-integrated Intelligence New Challenges for Product and Production Engineering in the Context of Industry 4.0  

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Abstract The editorial introduces the SysInt conference series and the motivation behind it. It describes the structure and content as well as the scientific and technological background to the SysInt 2014 event held in Bremen from July 2nd-4th, 2014, and provides an outline of the organizing institutions, detailing their individual perspectives on the general topic of system-integrated intelligence.

Klaus-Dieter Thoben; Matthias Busse; Berend Denkena; Jrgen Gausemeier

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Flexible procurement strategies smooth price spikes  

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Pace Global Energy Services has been predicting for some time that the recent peaks in spot coal prices were not sustainable and this has been borne out. The latest available data on coal supply and demand fundamental suggest that spot coal prices may decline even more rapidly than previously forecast. Price volatility over the last five years suggests that a flexible procurement strategy that is well adapted to volatile market conditions may be just as important as knowledge of market fundamentals. 3 figs.

Gaalaas, T. [Pace Global Energy Services LLC (United States)

2006-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Production-scale LLW and RMW solidification system operational testing at Argonne National Laboratory-East (ANL-E)  

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Argonne National Laboratory-East (ANL-E) has begun production-scale testing of a low-level waste and radioactive mixed waste solidification system. This system will be used to treat low-level and mixed radioactive waste to meet land burial requirements. The system can use any of several types of solidification media, including a chemically bonded phosphate ceramic developed by ANL-E scientists. The final waste product will consist of a solidified mass in a standard 208-liter drum. The system uses commercial equipment and incorporates several unique process control features to ensure proper treatment. This paper will discuss the waste types requiring treatment, the system configuration, and operation results for these waste streams.

Wescott, J.; Wagh, A.; Singh, D. [Argonne National Lab., IL (United States); Nelson, R. [Sargent and Lundy, Chicago, IL (United States); No, H. [H and P, Inc., Vienna, VA (United States)

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H2 production based on RDG and assisted by a weak grid. System topology, operation and control  

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The Renewable Distributed Generation (RDG), such as production of electricity in the vicinity of the load, it is particularly beneficial when the distribution network is "weak" facing specific demands, as in hydrogen production systems connected to rural electrification networks. In these areas, the wind resource may be suitable for this type of generation. This work proposes the topology and the operation and control strategy for a hydrogen production station, "assisted" by a weak AC grid and "powered" by a variable speed wind turbine based on a three-phase double stator induction machine. The wind energy conversion is optimized through adequate control of the generator. The electrolyzer current is regulated for the maximum utilization of the generated power. The high-speed power fluctuations by turbulence are compensated through a controlled energy storage system based on a flywheel. In addition, the system configuration, its operation mode and control, and simulation results are presented.

P.A. Camocardi; G.M. Toccaceli; P.E. Battaiotto; M.G. Cendoya

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Identification and open loop control of a simulated flexible space structure experimentally verified with a real flexible structure  

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IDENTIFICATION A. ND OPEN LOOP CONTROL OF A SIMULATED FLEXIBLE SPACE STRUCTURE EXPERIMENTALLY VERIFIED WITH A REAL FLEXIBLE STRUCTURE A Thesis by STEPHEN ERIC MORGAN Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas ASSAM University... in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE December 1989 Major Subject: Aerospace Engineering IDENTIFICATION AND OPEN LOOP CONTROL OF A SIMULATED FLEXIBLE SPACE STRUCTURE EXPERIMENTALLY VERIFIED WITH A REAL FLEXIBLE...

Morgan, Stephen Eric

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Life Cycle Assessment of Biodiesel Production from Microalgae Oil: Effect of Algae Species and Cultivation System  

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Different microalgae are widely studied as alternative sources for biodiesel production. They show higher oil productivity values (per area) than oilseed crops and are not used for food industry. For the evalu...

Javier Dufour; Jovita Moreno

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Food and Fiber System and Production Agriculture's Contributions to the Texas Economy  

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In 2001, Texas agriculture generated $14 billion in cash receipts. The production, processing, distribution and consumption of food and fiber products contributes substantially to the economy of Texas. This publication reports the contributions...

Nelson, Gene

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Development of an Enhanced Two-Phase Production System at the Geysers Geothermal Field  

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A method was developed to enhance geothermal steam production from two-phase wells at THE Geysers Geothermal Field. The beneficial result was increased geothermal production that was easily and economically delivered to the power plant.

Steven Enedy

2001-12-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Biodiesel Production by the Green Microalga Scenedesmus obliquus in a Recirculatory Aquaculture System  

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...August 2012 brief-report Biotechnology Biodiesel Production by the Green Microalga Scenedesmus...Kharagpur, Kharagpur, West Bengal, India Biodiesel production was examined with Scenedesmus...per year. The fuel properties of the biodiesel produced adhered to Indian and international...

Shovon Mandal; Nirupama Mallick

2012-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A stochastic framework for the grid integration of wind power using flexible load approach  

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Abstract Wind power integration has always been a key research area due to the green future power system target. However, the intermittent nature of wind power may impose some technical and economic challenges to Independent System Operators (ISOs) and increase the need for additional flexibility. Motivated by this need, this paper focuses on the potential of Demand Response Programs (DRPs) as an option to contribute to the flexible operation of power systems. On this basis, in order to consider the uncertain nature of wind power and the reality of electricity market, a Stochastic Network Constrained Unit Commitment associated with DR (SNCUCDR) is presented to schedule both generation units and responsive loads in power systems with high penetration of wind power. Afterwards, the effects of both price-based and incentive-based \\{DRPs\\} are evaluated, as well as DR participation levels and electricity tariffs on providing a flexible load profile and facilitating grid integration of wind power. For this reason, novel quantitative indices for evaluating flexibility are defined to assess the success of \\{DRPs\\} in terms of wind integration. Sensitivity studies indicate that DR types and customer participation levels are the main factors to modify the system load profile to support wind power integration.

E. Heydarian-Forushani; M.P. Moghaddam; M.K. Sheikh-El-Eslami; M. Shafie-khah; J.P.S. Catalo

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Biodiesel Production by the Green Microalga Scenedesmus obliquus in a Recirculatory Aquaculture System  

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...content of S. obliquus biodiesel was found to vary between...the mass production of algae is the ability to maintain...2004. Integrated biodiesel production: a comparison...and Y Nelson. 2009. Algae grown on dairy and municipal...135 :1115-1122. Biodiesel production by the green...

Shovon Mandal; Nirupama Mallick

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An Electron Microscopic Cytochemical Study on the Mechanism of Antibody Production in in vitro System  

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......the specific antibody production of P3-J (Jijoy...globulin.3 ^ The antibody production of this cell line is...cell line during the production of an antibody after...antigen. Materials and Methods Cell line. A human...Karnovsky's medium10 ^ without hydrogen peroxide at 4 C for......

Ikuo SUZUKI; Taijo TAKAHASHI

1972-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Environmental proteomics of microbial plankton in a highly productive coastal upwelling system  

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Metaproteomics is one of a suite of new approaches providing insights into the activities of microorganisms in natural environments. Proteins, the final products of gene expression, indicate cellular priorities, taking into account both transcriptional and posttranscriptional control mechanisms that control adaptive responses. Here, we report the proteomic composition of the o 1.2 lm fraction of a microbial community from Oregon coast summer surface waters, detected with two-dimensional liquid chromatography coupled with electrospray tandem mass spectrometry. Spectra corresponding to proteins involved in protein folding and biosynthesis, transport, and viral capsid structure were the most frequently detected. A total of 36% of all the detected proteins were best matches to the SAR11 clade, and other abundant coastal microbial clades were also well represented, including the Roseobacter clade (17%), oligotrophic marine gammaproteobacteria group (6%), OM43 clade (1%). Viral origins were attributed to 2.5% of proteins. In contrast to oligotrophic waters, phosphate transporters were not highly detected in this nutrient-rich system. However, transporters for amino acids, taurine, polyamines and glutamine synthetase were among the most highly detected proteins, supporting predictions that carbon and nitrogen are more limiting than phosphate in this environment. Intriguingly, one of the highly detected proteins was methanol dehydrogenase originating from the OM43 clade, providing further support for recent reports that the metabolism of one-carbon compounds by these streamlined methylotrophs might be an important feature of coastal ocean biogeochemistry.

Sowell, Sarah [Oregon State University, Corvallis; Abraham, Paul E [ORNL; Shah, Manesh B [ORNL; Verberkmoes, Nathan C [ORNL; Smith, Daniel [Oregon State University, Corvallis; Barofsky, Douglas [Oregon State University, Corvallis; Giovannoni, Stephen [Oregon State University, Corvallis

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Study of the Exclusive Initial-State Radiation Production of the $D \\bar D$ System  

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A study of exclusive production of the $D \\bar D$ system through initial-state r adiation is performed in a search for charmonium states, where $D=D^0$ or $D^+$. The $D^0$ mesons are reconstructed in the $D^0 \\to K^- \\pi^+$, $D^0 \\to K^- \\pi^+ \\pi^0$, and $D^0 \\to K^- \\pi^+ \\pi^+ \\pi^-$ decay modes. The $D^+$ is reconstructed through the $D^+ \\to K^- \\pi^+ \\pi^+$ decay mode. The analysis makes use of an integrated luminosity of 288.5 fb$^{-1}$ collected by the BaBar experiment. The $D \\bar D$ mass spectrum shows a clear $\\psi(3770)$ signal. Further structures appear in the 3.9 and 4.1 GeV/$c^2$ regions. No evidence is found for Y(4260) decays to $D \\bar D$, implying an up per limit $\\frac{\\BR(Y(4260)\\to D \\bar D)}{\\BR(Y(4260)\\to J/\\psi \\pi^+ \\pi^-)} < 7.6$ (95 % confidence level).

The BABAR Collaboration; B. Aubert

2006-07-27T23:59:59.000Z