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Fuel-Flexible Combustion System for Co-production Plant Applications  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Future high-efficiency, low-emission generation plants that produce electric power, transportation fuels, and/or chemicals from fossil fuel feed stocks require a new class of fuel-flexible combustors. In this program, a validated combustor approach was developed which enables single-digit NO{sub x} operation for a future generation plants with low-Btu off gas and allows the flexibility of process-independent backup with natural gas. This combustion technology overcomes the limitations of current syngas gas turbine combustion systems, which are designed on a site-by-site basis, and enable improved future co-generation plant designs. In this capacity, the fuel-flexible combustor enhances the efficiency and productivity of future co-production plants. In task 2, a summary of market requested fuel gas compositions was created and the syngas fuel space was characterized. Additionally, a technology matrix and chemical kinetic models were used to evaluate various combustion technologies and to select two combustor concepts. In task 4 systems analysis of a co-production plant in conjunction with chemical kinetic analysis was performed to determine the desired combustor operating conditions for the burner concepts. Task 5 discusses the experimental evaluation of three syngas capable combustor designs. The hybrid combustor, Prototype-1 utilized a diffusion flame approach for syngas fuels with a lean premixed swirl concept for natural gas fuels for both syngas and natural gas fuels at FA+e gas turbine conditions. The hybrid nozzle was sized to accommodate syngas fuels ranging from {approx}100 to 280 btu/scf and with a diffusion tip geometry optimized for Early Entry Co-generation Plant (EECP) fuel compositions. The swozzle concept utilized existing GE DLN design methodologies to eliminate flow separation and enhance fuel-air mixing. With changing business priorities, a fully premixed natural gas & syngas nozzle, Protoytpe-1N, was also developed later in the program. It did not have the diluent requirements of Prototype-1 and was demonstrated at targeted gas turbine conditions. The TVC combustor, Prototype-2, premixes the syngas with air for low emission performance. The combustor was designed for operation with syngas and no additional diluents. The combustor was successfully operated at targeted gas turbine conditions. Another goal of the program was to advance the status of development tools for syngas systems. In Task 3 a syngas flame evaluation facility was developed. Fundamental data on syngas flame speeds and flame strain were obtained at pressure for a wide range of syngas fuels with preheated air. Several promising reduced order kinetic mechanisms were compared with the results from the evaluation facility. The mechanism with the best agreement was selected for application to syngas combustor modeling studies in Task 6. Prototype-1 was modeled using an advanced LES combustion code. The tools and combustor technology development culminate in a full-scale demonstration of the most promising technology in Task 8. The combustor was operated at engine conditions and evaluated against the various engine performance requirements.

Joel Haynes; Justin Brumberg; Venkatraman Iyer; Jonathan Janssen; Ben Lacy; Matt Mosbacher; Craig Russell; Ertan Yilmaz; Williams York; Willy Ziminsky; Tim Lieuwen; Suresh Menon; Jerry Seitzman; Ashok Anand; Patrick May

2008-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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A flexible control system for flexible manufacturing systems  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

.................................................................................................................. 157 Table 94 PartIndex Fields.................................................................................................................... 157 Table 95 PNArc Fields... into orchestrated flexible robust systems does not.? Gowan and Mathieu (1996) found the major problems with FMSes were associated with the information flow and control subsystem of the FMS. Liu and Zhang (1998) observe that software to carry out integrated...

Scott, Wesley Dane

2004-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Flexibility in 21st Century Power Systems  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

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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A flexible system for Olympic villages  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

This thesis suggests a flexible system and its systems approach in constructing Olympic Villages which are used both during and after the Games. A historical overview of ancient Olympia and modern Olympia, as well as a ...

Chung, Se-Hack

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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

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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Flexible shaft and roof drilling system  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A system for drilling holes in the roof of a mine has a flexible shaft with a pair of oppositely wound, coaxial flat bands. One of the flat bands defines an inner spring that is wound right handed into a helical configuration, adjacent convolutions being in nesting relationship to one another. The other flat band defines an outer spring that is wound left handed into a helical configuration about the inner band, adjacent convolutions being nesting relationship with one another. A transition member that is configured to hold a rock bit is mounted to one end of the flexible shaft. When torque and thrust are applied to the flexible shaft by a driver, the inner spring expands outwardly and the outer spring contracts inwardly to form a relatively rigid shaft.

Blanz, John H. (Carlisle, MA)

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Flexibility in Aerospace and Automotive Component Manufacturing Systems  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Flexibility in Aerospace and Automotive Component Manufacturing Systems: Practice, Strategy Supervisor #12;2 #12;Flexibility in Aerospace and Automotive Component Manufacturing Systems: Practice Traditionally, parts fabrication in the aerospace and automotive industries has been associated with a number

de Weck, Olivier L.

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ORIGINAL PAPER Flexible product platforms: framework and case study  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

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  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

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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Gas deliverability: Flexibility within the system  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

This paper presents the text of my comments to the national conference on Meeting the Challenges of the New Energy Industry: The Driving Forces Facing Electric Power Generators and the Natural Gas Industry. The F.E.R.C. gas tariffs and operational characteristics of the various gas pipeline systems contain numerous mechanisms and provide flexibility to their shippers. Pipeline customers are empowered with the ability to maximize their supply portfolio by utilizing the appropriate blend of transportation and storage services that best fits their demand needs. I have presented a brief overview of supply availability, seven topics that can enhance assurance of system delivery and an update on The Natural Gas Council`s Electric Generation Task Force.

Tom, D. [Associated Power Services, Inc., Houston, TX (United States)

1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Flexibility in 21st Century Power Systems (Fact Sheet)  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

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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Fuel Flexible Turbine System (FFTS) Program  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

In this fuel flexible turbine system (FFTS) program, the Parker gasification system was further optimized, fuel composition of biomass gasification process was characterized and the feasibility of running Capstone MicroTurbine(TM) systems with gasification syngas fuels was evaluated. With high hydrogen content, the gaseous fuel from a gasification process of various feed stocks such as switchgrass and corn stover has high reactivity and high flashback propensity when running in the current lean premixed injectors. The research concluded that the existing C65 microturbine combustion system, which is designed for natural gas, is not able to burn the high hydrogen content syngas due to insufficient resistance to flashback (undesired flame propagation to upstream within the fuel injector). A comprehensive literature review was conducted on high-hydrogen fuel combustion and its main issues. For Capstone?s lean premixed injector, the main mechanisms of flashback were identified to be boundary layer flashback and bulk flow flashback. Since the existing microturbine combustion system is not able to operate on high-hydrogen syngas fuels, new hardware needed to be developed. The new hardware developed and tested included (1) a series of injectors with a reduced propensity for boundary layer flashback and (2) two new combustion liner designs (Combustion Liner Design A and B) that lead to desired primary zone air flow split to meet the overall bulk velocity requirement to mitigate the risk of core flashback inside the injectors. The new injector designs were evaluated in both test apparatus and C65/C200 engines. While some of the new injector designs did not provide satisfactory performance in burning target syngas fuels, particularly in improving resistance to flashback. The combustion system configuration of FFTS-4 injector and Combustion Liner Design A was found promising to enable the C65 microturbine system to run on high hydrogen biomass syngas. The FFTS-4 injector was tested in a C65 engine operating on 100% hydrogen and with the redesigned combustion liner - Combustion Liner Design A - installed. The results were promising for the FFTS program as the system was able to burn 100% hydrogen fuel without flashback while maintaining good combustion performance. While initial results have been demonstrated the feasibility of this program, further research is needed to determine whether these results will be repeated with FFTS-4 injectors installed in all injector ports and over a wide range of operating conditions and fuel variations.

None

2012-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Adaptive tool selection strategies for drilling in flexible manufacturing systems  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

The thesis presents an approach to adaptive decision making strategies to reduce bottlenecks in a drilling operation and to extend tool life. It is an attempt to portray the real drilling system in a typical Flexible Manufacturing System (FMS...

Chander, Karthik Balachandran

2004-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Fully portable, highly flexible dilution refrigerator systems for neutron scattering  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

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  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

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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Product flexibility measurement with enhanced change modes and effects analysis (CMEA)  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Product flexibility measurement with enhanced change modes and effects analysis (CMEA) Darren A of Texas, Austin, TX 78712, USA Product designers seek to create products that are not only robust techniques exist for understanding and assessing the flexibility of products for future change. In this paper

Seepersad, Carolyn Conner

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Facing reality : design and management of flexible engineering systems  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

This thesis proposes a practical approach to defining flexible design and development strategies for maximizing the expected value of engineering systems. Specifically, the approach deals with the fact that it is generally ...

Cardin, Michel-Alexandre, 1979-

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An evaluation of the flexible pavement design system FPS19  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

AN EVALUATION OF THE FLEXIBLE PAVEMENT DESIGN SYSTEM FPS18 A Thesis by GERARDO MARTINEZ CARMONA Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas ASM University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of MASTER... OF SCIENCE May 1998 Major Subject: Civil Engineering AN EVALUATION OF THE FLEXIBLE PAVEMENT DESIGN SYSTEM FPS1II A Thesis by GERARDO MARTINEZ CARMONA Submitted to Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree...

Carmona, Gerardo M

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

E-Print Network [OSTI]

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  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

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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A Framework for Flexible Access Control in Digital Library Systems  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

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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Business Processes, Legacy Systems and a Flexible Future  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

1 Business Processes, Legacy Systems and a Flexible Future Peter Henderson University of inter-related businesses evolving cooperatively and competitively. The challenge for IT economically and reliably. A major problem is the extent to which IT is a disabler of business process change

Henderson, Peter

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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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Energy Savings Potential of Flexible and Adaptive HVAC Distribution Systems for Office Buildings  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

It has been understood by architects and engineers that office buildings with easily re-configurable space and flexible mechanical and electrical systems are able to provide comfort that increases worker productivity while using less energy. Raised floors are an example of how fresh air, thermal conditioning, lighting needs, and network access can be delivered in a flexible manner that is not ''embedded'' within the structure. What are not yet documented is how well these systems perform and how much energy they can save. This area is being investigated in phased projects of the 21st Century Research Program of the Air-conditioning and Refrigeration Technology Institute. For the initial project, research teams at the Center for Building Performance and Diagnostics, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, documented the diversity, performance, and incidence of flexible and adaptive HVAC systems. Information was gathered worldwide from journal and conference articles, case studies, manufactured products and assemblies, and interviews with design professionals. Their report thoroughly describes the variety of system types along with the various design alternatives observed for plenums, diffusers, individual control, and system integration. Many of the systems are illustrated in the report and the authors provide quantitative and qualitative comparisons. Among conclusions regarding key design issues, and barriers to widespread adoption, the authors state that flexible and adaptive HVAC systems, such as underfloor air, perform as well if not better than ceiling-based systems. Leading engineers have become active proponents after their first experience, which is resulting in these flexible and adaptive HVAC systems approaching 10 percent of the new construction market. To encourage adoption of this technology that improves thermal comfort and indoor air quality, follow-on work is required to further document performance. Architects, professional engineers, and commercial real estate developers will benefit from the availability of information that quantifies energy savings, first cost construction differences, and additional operating costs created when office space must be reconfigured to accommodate new tenants.

Loftness, Vivian; Brahme, Rohini; Mondazzi, Michelle; Vineyard, Edward; MacDonald, Michael

2002-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimally Controlled Flexible Fuel Powertrain System  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

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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Optimally Controlled Flexible Fuel Powertrain System  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

A multi phase program was undertaken with the stated goal of using advanced design and development tools to create a unique combination of existing technologies to create a powertrain system specification that allowed minimal increase of volumetric fuel consumption when operating on E85 relative to gasoline. Although on an energy basis gasoline / ethanol blends typically return similar fuel economy to straight gasoline, because of its lower energy density (gasoline ~ 31.8MJ/l and ethanol ~ 21.1MJ/l) the volume based fuel economy of gasoline / ethanol blends are typically considerably worse. This project was able to define an initial engine specification envelope, develop specific hardware for the application, and test that hardware in both single and multi-cylinder test engines to verify the ability of the specified powertrain to deliver reduced E85 fuel consumption. Finally, the results from the engine testing were used in a vehicle drive cycle analysis tool to define a final vehicle level fuel economy result. During the course of the project, it was identified that the technologies utilized to improve fuel economy on E85 also enabled improved fuel economy when operating on gasoline. However, the E85 fueled powertrain provided improved vehicle performance when compared to the gasoline fueled powertrain due to the improved high load performance of the E85 fuel. Relative to the baseline comparator engine and considering current market fuels, the volumetric fuel consumption penalty when running on E85 with the fully optimized project powertrain specification was reduced significantly. This result shows that alternative fuels can be utilized in high percentages while maintaining or improving vehicle performance and with minimal or positive impact on total cost of ownership to the end consumer. The justification for this project was two-fold. In order to reduce the US dependence on crude oil, much of which is imported, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) developed the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS) under the Energy Policy Act of 2005. The RFS specifies targets for the amount of renewable fuel to be blended into petroleum based transportation fuels. The goal is to blend 36 billion gallons of renewable fuels into transportation fuels by 2022 (9 billion gallons were blended in 2008). The RFS also requires that the renewable fuels emit fewer greenhouse gasses than the petroleum fuels replaced. Thus the goal of the EPA is to have a more fuel efficient national fleet, less dependent on petroleum based fuels. The limit to the implementation of certain technologies employed was the requirement to run the developed powertrain on gasoline with minimal performance degradation. The addition of ethanol to gasoline fuels improves the fuels octane rating and increases the fuels evaporative cooling. Both of these fuel property enhancements make gasoline / ethanol blends more suitable than straight gasoline for use in downsized engines or engines with increased compression ratio. The use of engine downsizing and high compression ratios as well as direct injection (DI), dual independent cam phasing, external EGR, and downspeeding were fundamental to the fuel economy improvements targeted in this project. The developed powertrain specification utilized the MAHLE DI3 gasoline downsizing research engine. It was a turbocharged, intercooled, DI engine with dual independent cam phasing utilizing a compression ratio of 11.25 : 1 and a 15% reduction in final drive ratio. When compared to a gasoline fuelled 2.2L Ecotec engine in a Chevrolet HHR, vehicle drive cycle predictions indicate that the optimized powertrain operating on E85 would result in a reduced volume based drive cycle fuel economy penalty of 6% compared to an approximately 30% penalty for current technology engines.

Duncan Sheppard; Bruce Woodrow; Paul Kilmurray; Simon Thwaite

2011-06-30T23:59:59.000Z

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A supervisory control system for a flexible manufacturing system  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

. AUTOMATION LAB 3. 1 The FMS System Project in The I. E. Automat i on Lab 12 17 17 20 21 23 23 3. 2 Program Structure and Functional Tasks 23 TABLE OF CONTENTS (continued) 3. 3 Special Functions, Subroutines, and DXIO Supervisor Calls 29 3. 3. 1... TASK ID: ) 4 PRIORITY: R30 FUNCTIONS: 1. Assign part No. (new part) 2. Update system status 3. Schedule next operation 4. Put order in CMDQ if cart busy 5. Output production order 6. Activate INTERFACE MODULE 7. Activate DATA ACQUISITION...

Chen, Shih-Fang Simon

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Flexible metallic seal for transition duct in turbine system  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

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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AMO Fuel and Feedstock Flexibility: Fuel-Flexible Combustion...  

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

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

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ARAC: A flexible real-time dose consequence assessment system  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

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

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

Sheet, 2014 Flexible CHP System with Low NOx, CO and VOC Emissions - Fact Sheet, 2014 The Gas Technology Institute, in collaboration with Cannon Boiler Works, Integrated CHP...

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

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

GE Global Research developed and tested new fuel-flexible gas turbine nozzle technology concepts that will enable end users to efficiently generate power and heat from industrial...

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ACC03-ASME0018 Controller Design for Flexible Systems with Friction  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

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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Flexible CO2 laser system for fundamental research related to an extreme ultraviolet lithography source  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Flexible CO2 laser system for fundamental research related to an extreme ultraviolet lithography 2009; published online 10 December 2009 A CO2 laser system with flexible parameters was developed 1010 W/cm2 . Utilizing this CO2 MOPA laser system, high conversion efficiency from laser to in-band 2

Najmabadi, Farrokh

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A scalable and flexible hybrid energy storage system design and implementation  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

A scalable and flexible hybrid energy storage system design and implementation Younghyun Kim and flexibility. Detailed description on implementation of hybrid energy storage system prototype. Power conversion efficiency and energy storage element characteristics considered. a r t i c l e i n f o Article

Pedram, Massoud

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

E-Print Network [OSTI]

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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The design of a fast and flexible Internet subscription system using content graphics  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

This dissertation describes the design and evaluation of the Fast, Flexible Forwarding system (F3), a distributed system for disseminating information to networked subscribers. It examines existing subscription approaches, ...

Kulik, Joanna L

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Acceptance test report for the 241-SY-101 Flexible Receiver Gamma Detector System  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

This Acceptance Test Report is for the 241-SY-101 Flexible Receiver Gamma Detector System. This test verified that the data logger and data converter for the gamma detector system functions as intended.

Dowell, J.L.

1995-02-17T23:59:59.000Z

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

E-Print Network [OSTI]

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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Weaving time into system architecture : new perspectives on flexibility, spacecraft design lifetime, and on-orbit servicing  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

A roadmap for a comprehensive treatment of issues of flexibility in system design is developed that addresses the following questions: 1) What are the characteristic features of flexibility in system design? Can one clearly ...

Saleh, Joseph Homer, 1971-

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Modeling and Analysis of Flexible Queueing Systems Suri Gurumurthi,1  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

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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Incorporating operational flexibility into electric generation planning : impacts and methods for system design and policy analysis  

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This dissertation demonstrates how flexibility in hourly electricity operations can impact long-term planning and analysis for future power systems, particularly those with substantial variable renewables (e.g., wind) or ...

Palmintier, Bryan S. (Bryan Stephen)

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Analysis to determine the maximum dimensions of flexible apertures in sensored security netting products.  

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Although technological advances provide new capabilities to increase the robustness of security systems, they also potentially introduce new vulnerabilities. New capability sometimes requires new performance requirements. This paper outlines an approach to establishing a key performance requirement for an emerging intrusion detection sensor: the sensored net. Throughout the security industry, the commonly adopted standard for maximum opening size through barriers is a requirement based on square inches-typically 96 square inches. Unlike standard rigid opening, the dimensions of a flexible aperture are not fixed, but variable and conformable. It is demonstrably simple for a human intruder to move through a 96-square-inch opening that is conformable to the human body. The longstanding 96-square-inch requirement itself, though firmly embedded in policy and best practice, lacks a documented empirical basis. This analysis concluded that the traditional 96-square-inch standard for openings is insufficient for flexible openings that are conformable to the human body. Instead, a circumference standard is recommended for these newer types of sensored barriers. The recommended maximum circumference for a flexible opening should be no more than 26 inches, as measured on the inside of the netting material.

Murton, Mark; Bouchier, Francis A.; vanDongen, Dale T.; Mack, Thomas Kimball; Cutler, Robert Paul; Ross, Michael P.

2013-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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An optimized examination system and method based on the Reverse Geometry X-Ray.RTM. (RGX.RTM.) 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.

Majewski, Stanislaw (Grafton, VA); Kross, Brian J. (Yorktown, VA); Zorn, Carl J. (Yorktown, VA); Majewski, Lukasz A. (Grafton, VA)

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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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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Combustor nozzle for a fuel-flexible combustion system  

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A combustor nozzle is provided. The combustor nozzle includes a first fuel system configured to introduce a syngas fuel into a combustion chamber to enable lean premixed combustion within the combustion chamber and a second fuel system configured to introduce the syngas fuel, or a hydrocarbon fuel, or diluents, or combinations thereof into the combustion chamber to enable diffusion combustion within the combustion chamber.

Haynes, Joel Meier (Niskayuna, NY); Mosbacher, David Matthew (Cohoes, NY); Janssen, Jonathan Sebastian (Troy, NY); Iyer, Venkatraman Ananthakrishnan (Mason, OH)

2011-03-22T23:59:59.000Z

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Measuring space systems flexibility : a comprehensive six-element framework  

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Space systems are extremely delicate and costly engineering artifacts that take a long time to design, manufacture, and launch into space and after they are launched, there is limited access to them. Millions of dollars ...

Nilchiani, Roshanak

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Flexible Architecture for Statistical Learning and Data Mining from System Log Streams  

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A Flexible Architecture for Statistical Learning and Data Mining from System Log Streams Wei Xu. Human operators monitoring the sys- tem use the log data and their experience to detect failures information than the operators can discern. The data might be used to predict that a particular machine

Xu, Wei

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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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System architecture of offshore oil production systems  

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This thesis presents an approach to applying Systems Architecture methods to the development of large, complex, commercial systems, particularly offshore oil and gas productions systems. The aim of this research was to ...

Keller, James (James Thomas)

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Repowering flexibility of coal-based advanced power systems  

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The Department of Energy`s (DOE`s) Morgantown Energy Technology Center (METC) helps enhance the economic competitiveness, environmental quality, and national well-being of the U.S. by developing advanced power-generation systems. The potential market for advanced power-generation systems is large. In the U.S., electric demand is estimated to grow at about 1 percent per year through the year 2010. The total power generation market also includes new-capacity as well as replacement of existing power plants as they age. Thus, the market for power systems over the next 15 years is estimated to be about 279,000 megawatts (MW), but could range from as much as 484,000 MW to as little as 153,000 MW. These predictions are summarized. Over the next 15 years, the replacement market is potentially much larger than the expansion market because of the large base of aging power plants in the U.S.

Bajura, R.A.; Bechtel, T.F.; Schmidt, D.K.; Wimer, J.G.

1995-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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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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 variability/change; risk assessment; flood management; water resources flexibility.) DiFrancesco, Kara N of Assessment Measures for Flood Management Systems. Journal of the American Water Resources Association (JAWRA

Tullos, Desiree

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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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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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Flexible Medical Radioisotope Production | U.S. DOE Office of Science (SC)  

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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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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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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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Iron production maintenance effectiveness system  

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In 1989, an internal study in the Coke and Iron Maintenance Department identified the opportunities available to increase production, by decreasing unscheduled maintenance delays from 4.6%. A five year front loaded plan was developed, and presented to the company president. The plan required an initial investment of $1.4 million and a conservative break-even point was calculated to be 2.5 years. Due to budget restraints, it would have to be self-funded, i.e., generate additional production or savings, to pay for the program. The program began in 1991 at number 2 coke plant and the blast furnaces. This paper will describe the Iron Production Maintenance Effectiveness System (ME), which began with the mechanical and pipefitting trades.

Augstman, J.J. [Dofasco Inc., Hamilton, Ontario (Canada)

1996-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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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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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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Energy-Efficiency and Storage Flexibility in the Blue File System Edmund B. Nightingale and Jason Flinn  

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Energy-Efficiency and Storage Flexibility in the Blue File System Edmund B. Nightingale and Jason connec- tivity to small, mobile devices. Portable storage, such as mobile disks and USB keychains, let to pervasive data access remain. First, power-hungry network and storage devices tax the lim- ited battery

Flinn, Jason

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HENOTYPIC FLEXIBILITY IN THE digestive system of migratory birds is critically important in allowing birds to successfully overcome the phys-  

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67 6 P HENOTYPIC FLEXIBILITY IN THE digestive system of migratory birds is critically important food energy and nutrients and thereby slows the pace of migration. Lack of certain digestive enzymes can directly limit diet choice and utilization of foods that require such enzymes for digestion

Mladenoff, David

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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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Enhancing the systems decision process with flexibility analysis for optimal unmanned aircraft system selection  

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Systems Engineers often conduct decision analysis in order to provide decision makers with a quantifiable means to make decisions. However, the field of Systems Engineering is often criticized for focusing on processes and ...

Bachmann, Chris H., III (Christopher Henry)

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A knowledge-based supervisory control system for a flexible manufacturing system  

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on top of a relational database management system (DBMS). BB1 [22] implements a domain-independent "blackboard control architecture" for AI systems that control, explain, and learn about their own problem-solving behavior. The blackboard control...

Hwang, Jyh-Chen

1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Multi-Period Production Capacity Planning for Integrated Product and Production System Design*  

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Multi-Period Production Capacity Planning for Integrated Product and Production System Design* Emre.ac.uk kazu@umich.edu .Abstract This paper presents a simulation-based method to aid multi-period production capacity planning by quantifying the trade-off between product quality and production cost. The product

Saitou, Kazuhiro "Kazu"

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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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Design of product development systems  

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The development of successful new products in less time and using fewer resources is key to the financial success of most consumer product companies. In this thesis we have studied the development of new products and how ...

Aguirre Granados, Adrian

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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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Design of passive decay heat removal system for the lead cooled flexible conversion ratio fast reactor  

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The lead-cooled flexible conversion ratio fast reactor shows many benefits over other fast-reactor designs; however, the higher power rating and denser primary coolant present difficulties for the design of a passive decay ...

Whitman, Joshua (Joshua J.)

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Innovative . Flexible . RegionalInnovative . Flexible . Regional Health Care  

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Executive Master in Innovative . Flexible . RegionalInnovative . Flexible . Regional Health Care Learning Outcomes Health Systems, Policy and Reform - Communicating with Policy Makers - Evidence - Human Resources Management - Data and Decision Making Executive Master in Health Care Leadership (EMHCL

Shihadeh, Alan

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Metamaterial flexible sheets could transform optics  

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Metamaterial flexible sheets could transform optics Metamaterial flexible sheets could transform optics Advances would boost security screening systems, infrared thermal cameras,...

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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

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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

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A Pattern-Based Coordination and Test Framework for Multi-Agent Simulation of Production Automation Integration for Flexible Automation Systems, Austria {thomas.moser, stefan.biffl}@tuwien.ac.at 2 Automation automation systems consist of many entities (like robots and shuttles) that interact in complex ways

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A life-cycle flexibility framework for designing, evaluating and managing "complex" real options : case studies in urban transportation and aircraft systems  

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Designing a flexible system with real options is a method for managing uncertainty. This research introduces the concept of "complex" real options, which are composed of interconnected echnological, organizational and ...

McConnell, Joshua B. (Joshua Bryan), 1974-

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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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Methanol production method and system  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

Ethanol is selectively produced from the reaction of methanol with carbon monoxide and hydrogen in the presence of a transition metal carbonyl catalyst. Methanol serves as a solvent and may be accompanied by a less volatile co-solvent. The solution includes the transition metal carbonyl catalysts and a basic metal salt such as an alkali metal or alkaline earth metal formate, carbonate or bicarbonate. A gas containing a high carbon monoxide to hydrogen ratio, as is present in a typical gasifer product, is contacted with the solution for the preferential production of ethanol with minimal water as a byproduct. Fractionation of the reaction solution provides substantially pure ethanol product and allows return of the catalysts for reuse.

Chen, Michael J. (Darien, IL); Rathke, Jerome W. (Bolingbrook, IL)

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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FEEDSTOCK-FLEXIBLE REFORMER SYSTEM (FFRS) FOR SOLID OXIDE FUEL CELL (SOFC)- QUALITY SYNGAS  

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The U.S. Department of Energy National Energy Technology Laboratory funded this research collaboration effort between NextEnergy and the University of Michigan, who successfully designed, built, and tested a reformer system, which produced highquality syngas for use in SOFC and other applications, and a novel reactor system, which allowed for facile illumination of photocatalysts. Carbon and raw biomass gasification, sulfur tolerance of non-Platinum Group Metals (PGM) based (Ni/CeZrO2) reforming catalysts, photocatalysis reactions based on TiO2, and mild pyrolysis of biomass in ionic liquids (ILs) were investigated at low and medium temperatures (primarily 450 to 850 C) in an attempt to retain some structural value of the starting biomass. Despite a wide range of processes and feedstock composition, a literature survey showed that, gasifier products had narrow variation in composition, a restriction used to develop operating schemes for syngas cleanup. Three distinct reaction conditions were investigated: equilibrium, autothermal reforming of hydrocarbons, and the addition of O2 and steam to match the final (C/H/O) composition. Initial results showed rapid and significant deactivation of Ni/CeZrO2 catalysts upon introduction of thiophene, but both stable and unstable performance in the presence of sulfur were obtained. The key linkage appeared to be the hydrodesulfurization activity of the Ni reforming catalysts. For feed stoichiometries where high H2 production was thermodynamically favored, stable, albeit lower, H2 and CO production were obtained; but lower thermodynamic H2 concentrations resulted in continued catalyst deactivation and eventual poisoning. High H2 levels resulted in thiophene converting to H2S and S surface desorption, leading to stable performance; low H2 levels resulted in unconverted S and loss in H2 and CO production, as well as loss in thiophene conversion. Bimetallic catalysts did not outperform Ni-only catalysts, and small Ni particles were found to have lower activities under S-free conditions, but did show less effect of S on performance, in this study. Imidazolium-based ILs, choline chloride compounds and low-melting eutectics of metal nitrates were evaluated, and it was found that, ILs have some capacity to dissolve cellulose and show thermal stability to temperatures where pyrolysis begins, have no vapor pressure, (simplifying product recoveries), and can dissolve ionic metal salts, allowing for the potential of catalytic reactions on breakdown intermediates. Clear evidence of photoactive commercial TiO2 was obtained, but in-house synthesis of photoactive TiO2 proved difficult, as did fixed-bed gasification, primarily due to the challenge of removing the condensable products from the reaction zone quickly enough to prevent additional reaction. Further investigation into additional non-PGM catalysts and ILs is recommended as a follow-up to this work.

Kelly Jezierski; Andrew Tadd; Johannes Schwank; Roland Kibler; David McLean; Mahesh Samineni; Ryan Smith; Sameer Parvathikar; Joe Mayne; Tom Westrich; Jerry Mader; F. Michael Faubert

2010-07-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Reachability Analysis of Stochastic Hybrid Systems: A Biodiesel Production System  

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Reachability Analysis of Stochastic Hybrid Systems: A Biodiesel Production System Derek Riley problem because it provides a formal framework to analyze complex systems. Biodiesel production is a realistic biochemical process that can be modeled and analyzed using SHS methods. Analysis of a biodiesel

Koutsoukos, Xenofon D.

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HIGH PRODUCTIVITY VACUUM BLASTING SYSTEM  

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The purpose of the project is to increase the productivity and economics of existing vacuum blasting technology. This technology is used to remove radioactive contamination, PCB's and lead-base paint and provides worker and environmental protection by continuously recycling the blast media and the full containment of the dust generated in the process.

Dr. M.A. Ebadian

2000-01-13T23:59:59.000Z

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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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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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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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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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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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PHOTOELECTROCHEMICAL SYSTEMS FOR HYDROGEN PRODUCTION  

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to allow the overlap of the bandedges with the water redox potentials in the dark. Charge transfer analysis A photoelectrochemical (PEC) system combines the harvesting of solar energy with the electrolysis of water. When, the energy can be sufficient to split water into hydrogen and oxygen. Depending on the type of semiconductor

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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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System Integration System Demonstration Low-Rate Initial Production Acquisition  

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, & Logistics Life Cycle Management Framework FOC IOC Full-Rate Production/Deployment MS B System Development its total life cycle. Dispose of the system in the most cost-effective manner at the end of its useful Capabilities Integration & Development System VCJCS Oversight CJCSI 3170.01E Defense Acquisition System USD

Rhoads, James

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

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This project culminated in the demonstration of a full-scale industrial burner which allows a broad range of opportunity gaseous fuels to be cost-effectively and efficiently utilized while generating minimal emissions of criteria air pollutants. The burner is capable of maintaining a stable flame when the fuel composition changes rapidly. This enhanced stability will contribute significantly to improving the safety and reliability of burner operation in manufacturing sites. Process heating in the refining and chemicals sectors is the primary application for this burner. The refining and chemical sectors account for more than 40% of total industrial natural gas use. Prior to the completion of this project, an enabling technology did not exist that would allow these energy-intensive industries to take full advantage of opportunity fuels and thereby reduce their natural gas consumption. Opportunity gaseous fuels include biogas (from animal and agricultural wastes, wastewater plants, and landfills) as well as syngas (from the gasification of biomass, municipal solid wastes, construction wastes, and refinery residuals). The primary challenge to using gaseous opportunity fuels is that their composition and combustion performance differ significantly from those of conventional fuels such as natural gas and refinery fuel gas. An effective fuel-flexible burner must accept fuels that range widely in quality and change in composition over time, often rapidly. In Phase 1 of this project, the team applied computational fluid dynamics analysis to optimize the prototype burners aerodynamic, combustion, heat transfer, and emissions performance. In Phase 2, full-scale testing and refinement of two prototype burners were conducted in test furnaces at Zeecos offices in Broken Arrow, OK. These tests demonstrated that the full range of conventional and opportunity fuels could be utilized by the projects burner while achieving robust flame stability and very low levels of air pollutant emissions. In Phase 3, the team retrofitted three fuel-flexible burners into a fired heater at a Shell plant and demonstrated the projects technology over a 6-month period. The project burners performed well during this period. They remain in commercial service at the Shell plant. Through this work, an improved understanding of flame stabilization mechanisms was gained. Also, methods for accommodating a wide range of fuel compositions were developed. This knowledge facilitated the commercialization of a new generation of burners that are suitable for the fuels of the future.

Benson, Charles; Wilson, Robert

2014-04-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Method and system for ethanol production  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A transition metal carbonyl and a tertiary amine are employed as a homogeneous catalytic system in methanol or a less volatile solvent to react methanol with carbon monoxide and hydrogen gas producing ethanol and carbon dioxide. The gas contains a high carbon monoxide to hydrogen ratio as is present in a typical gasifier product. The reaction has potential for anhydrous ethanol production as carbon dioxide rather than water is produced. The only other significant by product is methane. Selected transition metal carbonyls include those of iron, ruthenium and possibly manganese and osmium. Selected amines include trimethylamine, N-Methylpyrrolidine, 24-diazabicyclooctane, dimethyneopentylamine and 2-pryidinol.

Feder, Harold M. (Darien, IL); Chen, Michael J. (Darien, IL)

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Method and system for ethanol production  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A transition metal carbonyl and a tertiary amine are employed as a homogeneous catalytic system in methanol or a less volatile solvent to react methanol with carbon monoxide and hydrogen gas producing ethanol and carbon dioxide. The gas contains a high carbon monoxide to hydrogen ratio as is present in a typical gasifier product. The reaction has potential for anhydrous ethanol production as carbon dioxide rather than water is produced. The only other significant by-product is methane. Selected transition metal carbonyls include those of iron, ruthenium and possibly manganese and osmium. Selected amines include trimethylamine, N-Methylpyrrolidine, 24-diazabicyclooctane, dimethyneopentylamine and 2-pryidinol.

Feder, H.M.; Chen, M.J.

1980-05-21T23:59:59.000Z

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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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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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Abstract: Many sensorbased control systems are dynami cally changing, and thus require a flexible scheduler. The  

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scheduler has been implemented as the default sched­ uler of CHIMERA II, a real­time operating system being as the default scheduler of the CHIMERA II Real Time Operating System[8]. It is being used to control several

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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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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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Design of a flexible containment system for deep ocean oil spills  

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BP needed almost 3 months to cap the Deepwater Horizon spill; improved response techniques are needed for the future. This work presents the design and deployment plan for a new type of containment system that captures the ...

Maas, Natasha

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Method and system for ethanol production  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A transition metal carbonyl and a tertiary amine are employed as a homogeneous catalytic system in methanol or a less volatile solvent to react methanol with carbon monoxide and hydrogen gas producing ethanol and carbon dioxide. The gas contains a high carbon monoxide to hydrogen ratio as is present in a typical gasifier product. The reaction has potential for anhydrous ethanol production as carbon dioxide rather than water is produced. Selected transition metal carbonyls include those of iron, rhodium ruthenium, manganese in combination with iron and possibly osmium. Selected amines include trimethylamine, N-Methylpyrrolidine, 2,4-diazabicyclooctane, dimethylneopentylamine, N-methylpiperidine and derivatives of N-methylpiperidine.

Feder, Harold M. (Darien, IL); Chen, Michael J. (Darien, IL)

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Method and system for ethanol production  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A transition metal carbonyl and a tertiary amine are employed as a homogeneous catalytic system in methanol or a less volatile solvent to react methanol with carbon monoxide and hydrogen gas producing ethanol and carbon dioxide. The gas contains a high carbon monoxide to hydrogen ratio as is present in a typical gasifier product. The reaction has potential for anhydrous ethanol production as carbon dioxide rather than water is produced. Selected transition metal carbonyls include those of iron, rhodium, ruthenium, manganese in combination with iron and possibly osmium. Selected amines include trimethylamine, N-Methylpyrrolidine, 2,4-diazabicyclooctane, dimethylneopentylamine, N-methylpiperidine and derivatives of N-methylpiperidine.

Feder, H.M.; Chen, M.J.

1981-09-24T23:59:59.000Z

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Abstract--The unavailability of a flexible system for real-time testing of decision-support algorithms in a pre-hospital  

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and showed that the platform can support a quick development cycle for real-time decision-support algorithms1 Abstract--The unavailability of a flexible system for real- time testing of decision for life-saving interventions and immediate evacuation, and advises on appropriate therapeutic actions [1

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Flexible DER Utility Interface System: Final Report, September 2004--May 2006  

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In an effort to accelerate deployment of Distributed Energy Resources (DER) such as wind, solar, and conventional backup generators to our nation's electrical grid, Northern Power Systems (NPS), the California Energy Commission (CEC), and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) collaborated to create a prototype universal interconnect device called the DER Switch.

Lynch, J.; John, V.; Danial, S. M.; Benedict, E.; Vihinen, I.; Kroposki, B.; Pink, C.

2006-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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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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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A methodology for identifying flexible design opportunities  

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Technical and operational uncertainties dynamically change environments for engineering systems. Flexibility allows systems to continue delivering value as the uncertainty unfolds. Uncertainty can better be managed by ...

Wilds, Jennifer M

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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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Framework for a flexible, real-time controller for automated material transport systems  

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The Manager Module. 5. 5. 1 Configuration 1. . 5. 5. 2 Configurations 2 2k 3. 5. 5. 3 Configuratron 4. . 5. 5. 4 Error Handling and Recovery Routines. . . . . . 5. 6 The Dispatcher Module. . 5. 6. 1 Configurations I 2k 4 5. 6. 2 Configurations 2 & 3... for the manager module. MTC control structure. 25 28 43 61 16 17 19 20 Material transport system layout . Intermediate decision ports . . Intermediate MTS network representation. . Graph representation of the MTS. . . Basic flowchart for the MTC...

Edlabadkar, Abhay

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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

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

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Production Leveling (Heijunka) Implementation in a Batch Production System: a Case Study Luciano a case study of an implementation of a new method for Production Leveling designed for batch production. It includes prioritizing criteria of products and level production plan. Moreover, it was applied

Boyer, Edmond

126

Design of flexible manufacturing systems with reuse in a KB simulation environment  

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In this paper object-oriented design and the reuse of FMS components in new applications using a hybrid simulation and scheduling system (SSS) will be introduced. The goal of this research is to provide methods and tools to build up FMS simulation models easily, fast and reliable. Simulation is one of the most effective tools for assisting in the design of FMS. SSS has been implemented as a combination of a traditional simulation language (SIMAN/Cinema) and an intelligent expert environment (G2). The application of the real-time, intelligent G2 environment points to one of our recent R&D goal, to intelligent, real-time control of FMS. Reuse in SIMAN/Cinema and in G2 will be analyzed separately and together in general, and in the context of FMS to get acceptable solutions, to build up new simulation models fast and reliable reusing elements of previous, different other models. The design methodology used for model development is based on the object-oriented Rational Rose CASE tool and on use-case design of the OOSE methodology.

Kovacs, G.L.; Kopacsi, S.; Kmecs, I. [Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest (Croatia)

1996-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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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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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

131

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....

132

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

133

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

134

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

135

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

136

Characterizing Production Systems using Logic Programming and Situation Calculus  

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Characterizing Production Systems using Logic Programming and Situation Calculus Chitta Baral@eecs.uic.edu Abstract In this paper we characterize production systems using logic programs and situation calculus to the operational semantics of production systems. This opens up the possibility of using results and techniques

Baral, Chitta

137

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

138

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

139

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 in inventory levels, production releases, stock-outs; and ultimately affecting the profit of the firm

Venkateswaran, Jayendran

140

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

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141

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

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A study in product-service systems strategies  

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What are examples of successful companies innovating in services to create Product- Service Systems that can command a price that exceeds the cost of capital and enhance, protect, or replace the core products? After a brief ...

Moran, Mark D

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

143

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

144

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

145

Methods and systems for chemoautotrophic production of organic compounds  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

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

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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

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Integratedenergy storage system for optimal energy production.  

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?? This project served to analyze the effects that energy storage can have on energy production. The study was aimed at Johannes CHP bio fuel. (more)

Stevens, Kristoffer

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High Tonnage Forest Biomass Production Systems from Southern...  

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

149

MARINE BIOMASS SYSTEM: ANAEROBIC DIGESTION AND PRODUCTION OF METHANE  

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C0 2 Water/ Nutrients Production System Harvesting Systemwater and grinding) could be accomplished on the harvestingdiesel-powered harvesting vessels. The waste water generated

Haven, Kendall F.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

150

Photoelectrochemical Water Systems for H2 Production (Presentation)  

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This Photoelectrochemical Water Systems for Hydrogen Production presentation by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory's John Turner was given at the DOE Hydrogen Program's 2007 Annual Merit Review.

Turner, J. A.; Deutsch, T.; Head, J.; Vallett, P.

2007-05-17T23:59:59.000Z

151

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

152

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 system, long-lived system, variability, commonality/variability analysis. 1 Introduction Sustainable and requirements, distinguishes sustainable systems from legacy systems. Accordingly we use the term long-lived

Lutz, Robyn R.

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Production Optimization; System Identification and Uncertainty Steinar M. Elgsaeter  

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Production Optimization; System Identification and Uncertainty Estimation Steinar M. Elgsaeter Olav Slupphaug Tor Arne Johansen 1 Abstract Real-time optimization of oil and gas production requires a production model, which must be fitted to data for accuracy. A certain amount of uncertainty must typically

Johansen, Tor Arne

154

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

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of commercial building HVAC fan as ancillary service foralgorithm design for hvac systems in energy efficientoptimal control design for HVAC systems, in Dynamic System

Maasoumy, Mehdi

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

156

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

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An assessment of subsea production systems  

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PROCESSING SYSTEMS.............................................................5 2.1 Downhole Separation Technology.......................................................6 2.2 Subsea Separation...............................................................62 5.1 "Intelligent" Completions ...................................................................62 5.2 Intelligent Well Systems-Reliability Issues.........................................63 5.3 Downhole Monitoring from...

Devegowda, Deepak

2005-02-17T23:59:59.000Z

158

Supporting Flexible Business Processes with a Progression Model  

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Supporting Flexible Business Processes with a Progression Model Nicole Stavness Department with information systems to contend with changing business processes, and to support diverse workflow. Model that support flexible business processes. The progression model tracks a user's interaction when using

Schneider, Kevin A.

159

Simulation And Visualization Of Automated Guided Vehicle Systems In A Real Production Environment  

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Low-cost Automated Guided Vehicle Systems (AGVS) play an increasing role for the automation of production plants. For complex installations, a simulation of the transport system should be performed during the planning phase in order to check for possible problems and to optimize parameters. During operation of complex AGVS a visualization of the whole system is desirable in order to allow a continuous monitoring. Since most of the relevant tasks have to be performed for simulation and visualization as well, we constructed an integrated tool which is able to deal with both jobs. As an example for operation of the simulation tool, results are presented for the calculation of the number of vehicles for optimal performance of an AGVS given a layout and a transport matrix. OVERVIEW As mentioned above, low-cost Automated Guided Vehicle Systems (AGVS) play an increasing role for the automation of production plants since they can be used as a flexible assembly line (Muller 1993). In recent yea...

Axel Hoff; Holger Vogelsang; Uwe Brinkschulte; Oliver Hammerschmidt

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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

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161

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

162

Sixth Northwest Conservation and Electric Power Plan Chapter 12: Capacity and Flexibility Resources  

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............................................................................................ 6 Flexibility Issues Raised By Wind Generation system capacity and flexibility a new priority. Wind generation needs back-up, flexible resources new wind generation with a more constrained hydrosystem, there are solutions. The first step

163

Reachability Analysis of a Biodiesel Production System Using Stochastic Hybrid Systems  

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Reachability Analysis of a Biodiesel Production System Using Stochastic Hybrid Systems Derek Riley defines the creation of biodiesel from soybean oil and methanol. Modeling and analyzing the biodiesel. In this paper we model a biodiesel production system as a stochastic hybrid system, and we present

Koutsoukos, Xenofon D.

164

Flexible Assembly Solar Technology  

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2007-2010 BrightSource Energy, Inc. All rights reserved. 1 Flexible Assembly Solar Technology Binyamin Koretz Director, Strategic Planning & IP 2 Proprietary &...

165

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

166

Method for redesign of microbial production systems  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A computer-assisted method for identifying functionalities to add to an organism-specific metabolic network to enable a desired biotransformation in a host includes accessing reactions from a universal database to provide stoichiometric balance, identifying at least one stoichiometrically balanced pathway at least partially based on the reactions and a substrate to minimize a number of non-native functionalities in the production host, and incorporating the at least one stoichiometrically balanced pathway into the host to provide the desired biotransformation. A representation of the metabolic network as modified can be stored.

Maranas, Costas D. (Port Matilda, PA); Burgard, Anthony P. (State College, PA); Pharkya, Priti (State College, PA)

2010-11-02T23:59:59.000Z

167

Method for redesign of microbial production systems  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A computer-assisted method for identifying functionalities to add to an organism-specific metabolic network to enable a desired biotransformation in a host includes accessing reactions from a universal database to provide stoichiometric balance, identifying at least one stoichiometrically balanced pathway at least partially based on the reactions and a substrate to minimize a number of non-native functionalities in the production host, and incorporating the at least one stoichiometrically balanced pathway into the host to provide the desired biotransformation. A representation of the metabolic network as modified can be stored.

Maranas, Costas D. (State College, PA); Burgard, Anthony P. (San Diego, CA); Pharkya, Priti (San Diego, CA)

2012-01-31T23:59:59.000Z

168

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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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

170

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

171

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

172

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

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Grazing Strategies for Beef Production Escalating energy costs and alternative cropping systems with pasture-feedlot manage-· ment alternatives. Assess economic implications of beef production using an array character- istics of beef that may provide an alternative lean-to-fat composition for consum- ers. http

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Low temperature catalyst system for methanol production  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

This patent discloses a catalyst and process useful at low temperatures (150/sup 0/C) and preferably in the range 80 to 120/sup 0/C used in the production of methanol from carbon monoxide and hydrogen. The catalyst components are used in slurry form and comprise (1) a complex reducing agent derived from the component structure NaH-ROH-M(OAc)/sub 2/ where M is selected from the group consisting of Ni, Pd, and Co and R is a lower alkyl group containing 1 to 6 carbon atoms and (2) a metal carbonyl of a group VI (Mo, Cr, W) metal. For the first component, Nic is preferred (where M = Ni and R = tertiary amyl). For the second component, Mo(CO)/sub 6/ is preferred. The mixture is subjected to a conditioning or activating step under temperature and pressure, similar to the parameters given above, to afford the active catalyst.

Sapienza, R.S.; Slegeir, W.A.; O'Hare, T.E.

1984-04-20T23:59:59.000Z

174

Flexible Electronics New Devices on Nearly Any Type of Substrate  

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Flexible Electronics ­ New Devices on Nearly Any Type of Substrate by Angelika Boeer published: 2011-07-06 Flexible electronic devices ­ this is a fascinating topic and becoming more and more such as display systems, flexible and stretchable electronics, or other, no-waver-based devices. Sign up

Rogers, John A.

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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

176

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

177

Methods for comparative assessment of active and passive safety systems with respect to reliability, uncertainty, economy, and flexibility  

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Passive cooling systems sometimes use natural circulation, and they are not dependent on emergency AC power or offsite power, which can make designs simpler through the reduction of emergency power supplying infrastructure. ...

Oh, Jiyong

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

178

A rationalized building system for low-income housing as a response to the issues of flexibility and participation  

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This thesis will focus on the design of a building system intending to approach the problem of low-income housing provision in developing countries.Two concepts will be proposed as a base for the development of the building ...

Spinazzola, Aida

1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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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Rolling cuff flexible bellows  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A flexible connector apparatus used to join two stiff non-deformable members, such as piping. The apparatus is provided with one or more flexible sections or assemblies each utilizing a bellows of a rolling cuff type connected between two ridge members, with the bellows being supported by a back-up ring, such that only the curved end sections of the bellows are unsupported. Thus, the bellows can be considered as being of a tube-shaped configuration and thus have high pressure resistance. The components of the flexible apparatus are sealed or welded one to another such that it is fluid tight.

Lambert, Donald R. (Livermore, CA)

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

182

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.

183

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

184

Methods and systems for the production of hydrogen  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

Methods and systems are disclosed for the production of hydrogen and the use of high-temperature heat sources in energy conversion. In one embodiment, a primary loop may include a nuclear reactor utilizing a molten salt or helium as a coolant. The nuclear reactor may provide heat energy to a power generation loop for production of electrical energy. For example, a supercritical carbon dioxide fluid may be heated by the nuclear reactor via the molten salt and then expanded in a turbine to drive a generator. An intermediate heat exchange loop may also be thermally coupled with the primary loop and provide heat energy to one or more hydrogen production facilities. A portion of the hydrogen produced by the hydrogen production facility may be diverted to a combustor to elevate the temperature of water being split into hydrogen and oxygen by the hydrogen production facility.

Oh, Chang H. (Idaho Falls, ID); Kim, Eung S. (Ammon, ID); Sherman, Steven R. (Augusta, GA)

2012-03-13T23:59:59.000Z

185

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 manuscript, published in "1st Workshop on Service Orientation in Holonic and Multi Agent Manufacturing

Boyer, Edmond

186

Novel Hydrogen Production Systems Operative at Thermodynamic Extremes  

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We have employed a suite of molecular, bioinformatics, and biochemical tools to interrogate the thermodynamically limiting steps of H{sub 2} production from fatty acids in syntrophic communities. We also developed a new microbial model system that generates high H{sub 2} concentrations (over 17% of the gas phase) with high H{sub 2} yields of over 3 moles H{sub 2} per mole glucose. Lastly, a systems-based study of biohydrogen production in model anaerobic consortia was performed to begin identifying key regulated steps as a precursor to modeling co-metabolism. The results of these studies significantly expand our ability to predict and model systems for H{sub 2} production in novel anaerobes that are currently very poorly documented or understood.

Gunsalus, Robert

2012-11-30T23:59:59.000Z

187

Flexible Capital Fund (Vermont)  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

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...

188

Low-Cost Hydrogen-from-Ethanol: A Distributed Production System...  

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

Low-Cost Hydrogen-from-Ethanol: A Distributed Production System (Presentation) Low-Cost Hydrogen-from-Ethanol: A Distributed Production System (Presentation) Presented at the 2007...

189

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

190

Production  

Broader source: Energy.gov [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 cultivation systems.

191

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

192

Advanced Turbine Systems Program: Conceptual design and product development  

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Objective is to provide the conceptual design and product development plant for an ultra high efficiency, environmentally superior, and cost competitive industrial gas turbine system to be commercialized by the year 2000 (secondary objective is to begin early development of technologies critical to the success of ATS). This report addresses the remaining 7 of the 9 subtasks in Task 8, Design and Test of Critical Components: catalytic combustion, recuperator, high- temperature turbine disc, advanced control system, and ceramic materials.

NONE

1996-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

193

On-Board Hydrogen Gas Production System For Stirling Engines  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

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

194

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

195

The AmeriFlux Data Activity and Data System: An Evolving Collection of Data Management Techniques, Tools, Products and Services  

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The Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center (CDIAC) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), USA has provided scientific data management support for the U.S. Department of Energy and international climate change science since 1982. Over this period, climate change science has expanded from research focusing on basic understanding of geochemical cycles, particularly the carbon cycle, to integrated research addressing climate change impacts, vulnerability, adaptation, and mitigation. Interests in climate change data and information worldwide have grown remarkably and, as a result, so have demands and expectations for CDIAC s data systems. To meet the growing demands, CDIAC s strategy has been to design flexible data systems using proven technologies blended with new, evolving technologies and standards. CDIAC development teams are multidisciplinary and include computer science and information technology expertise, but also scientific expertise necessary to address data quality and documentation issues and to identify data products and system capabilities needed by climate change scientists. CDIAC has learned there is rarely a single commercial tool or product readily available to satisfy long-term scientific data system requirements (i.e., one size does not fit all and the breadth and diversity of environmental data are often too complex for easy use with commercial products) and typically deploys a variety of tools and data products in an effort to provide credible data freely to users worldwide. Like many scientific data management applications, CDIAC s data systems are highly customized to satisfy specific scientific usage requirements (e.g., developing data products specific for model use) but are also designed to be flexible and interoperable to take advantage of new software engineering techniques, standards (e.g., metadata standards) and tools and to support future Earth system data efforts (e.g., ocean acidification). CDIAC has provided data management support for numerous long-term measurement projects crucial to climate change science. One current example is the AmeriFlux measurement network. AmeriFlux provides continuous measurements from forests, grasslands, wetlands, and croplands in North, Central, and South America and offers important insight about carbon cycling in terrestrial ecosystems. We share our approaches in satisfying the challenges of delivering AmeriFlux data worldwide to benefit others with similar challenges handling climate change data, further heighten awareness and use of an outstanding ecological data resource, and highlight expanded software engineering applications being used for climate change measurement data.

Boden, Thomas A [ORNL; Krassovski, Misha B [ORNL; Yang, Bai [ORNL

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

196

Advanced Turbine Systems (ATS) program conceptual design and product development  

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Achieving the Advanced Turbine Systems (ATS) goals of 60% efficiency, single-digit NO{sub x}, and 10% electric power cost reduction imposes competing characteristics on the gas turbine system. Two basic technical issues arise from this. The turbine inlet temperature of the gas turbine must increase to achieve both efficiency and cost goals. However, higher temperatures move in the direction of increased NO{sub x} emission. Improved coatings and materials technologies along with creative combustor design can result in solutions to achieve the ultimate goal. GE`s view of the market, in conjunction with the industrial and utility objectives, requires the development of Advanced Gas Turbine Systems which encompass two potential products: a new aeroderivative combined-cycle system for the industrial market, and a combined-cycle system for the utility sector that is based on an advanced frame machine. The GE Advanced Gas Turbine Development program is focused on two specific products: (1) a 70 MW class industrial gas turbine based on the GE90 core technology utilizing an innovative air cooling methodology; (2) a 200 MW class utility gas turbine based on an advanced Ge heavy-duty machine utilizing advanced cooling and enhancement in component efficiency. Both of these activities required the identification and resolution of technical issues critical to achieving ATS goals. The emphasis for the industrial ATS was placed upon innovative cycle design and low emission combustion. The emphasis for the utility ATS was placed on developing a technology base for advanced turbine cooling, while utilizing demonstrated and planned improvements in low emission combustion. Significant overlap in the development programs will allow common technologies to be applied to both products. GE Power Systems is solely responsible for offering GE products for the industrial and utility markets.

NONE

1996-08-31T23:59:59.000Z

197

Flexible optical panel  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A flexible optical panel includes laminated optical waveguides, each including a ribbon core laminated between cladding, with the core being resilient in the plane of the core for elastically accommodating differential movement thereof to permit winding of the panel in a coil.

Veligdan, James T. (Manorville, NY)

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

198

Strangeness production in small and large collisions systems at RHIC  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

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

199

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

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

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

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

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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201

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

202

Sun Ultra 2 System at a Glance Product Specifications  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

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

203

The $?K$ system production in the hadron interactions  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

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

204

Entropy Production in Non-Linear, Thermally Driven Hamiltonian Systems  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

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

205

Entropy production of diffusion in spatially periodic deterministic systems  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

This paper presents an {\\it ab initio} derivation of the expression given by irreversible thermodynamics for the rate of entropy production for different classes of diffusive processes. The first class are Lorentz gases, where non-interacting particles move on a spatially periodic lattice, and collide elastically with fixed scatterers. The second class are periodic systems where $N$ particles interact with each other, and one of them is a tracer particle which diffuses among the cells of the lattice. We assume that, in either case, the dynamics of the system is deterministic and hyperbolic, with positive Lyapunov exponents. This work extends methods originally developed for a chaotic two-dimensional model of diffusion, the multi-baker map, to higher dimensional, continuous time dynamical systems appropriate for systems with one or more moving particles. Here we express the rate of entropy production in terms of hydrodynamic measures that are determined by the fractal properties of microscopic hydrodynamic modes that describe the slowest decay of the system to an equilibrium state.

J. R. Dorfman; P. Gaspard; T. Gilbert

2002-03-21T23:59:59.000Z

206

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 and study several tensor products on the cat- egory whose objects are operator systems and whose morphisms, and an asymmetric tensor product. We characterize the maximal operator system tensor product in terms of a universal

207

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

208

Flexibility in transportation procurement : a real options approach  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

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

209

Scheduling optimization of a real flexible job shop including side ...  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Aug 19, 2013 ... The multitask cell at GKN Aerospace Sweden is a production cell con- ...... In order to demonstrate the effect of the squeezing procedure we solved ..... [13] J. Gao, M. Gen, L. Sun, Scheduling jobs and maintenances in flexible.

2013-08-19T23:59:59.000Z

210

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

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

Application Mass Production Cost Estimation for Direct H2 PEM Fuel Cell Systems for Automotive Application This presentation reports on the status of mass production cost...

211

Flexible NOx Abatement from Power  

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Flexible NOx Abatement from Power Plants in the Eastern United States* Lin Sun, Mort Webster, Gary: globalchange@mit.edu Website: http://globalchange.mit.edu/ #12;Flexible NOx Abatement from Power Plants

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Infrared photodissociation of a water molecule from a flexible molecule-H{sub 2}O complex: Rates and conformational product yields following XH stretch excitation  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Infrared-ultraviolet hole-burning and hole-filling spectroscopies have been used to study IR-induced dissociation of the tryptamine{center_dot}H{sub 2}O and tryptamine{center_dot}D{sub 2}O complexes. Upon complexation of a single water molecule, the seven conformational isomers of tryptamine collapse to a single structure that retains the same ethylamine side chain conformation present in the most highly populated conformer of tryptamine monomer. Infrared excitation of the tryptamine{center_dot}H{sub 2}O complex was carried out using a series of infrared absorptions spanning the range of 2470-3715 cm{sup -1}. The authors have determined the conformational product yield over this range and the dissociation rate near threshold, where it is slow enough to be measured by our methods. The observed threshold for dissociation occurred at 2872 cm{sup -1} in tryptamine{center_dot}H{sub 2}O and at 2869 cm{sup -1} in tryptamine{center_dot}D{sub 2}O, with no dissociation occurring on the time scale of the experiment ({approx}2 {mu}s) at 2745 cm{sup -1}. The dissociation time constants varied from {approx}200 ns for the 2869 cm{sup -1} band of tryptamine{center_dot}D{sub 2}O to {approx}25 ns for the 2872 cm{sup -1} band of tryptamine{center_dot}H{sub 2}O. This large isotope dependence is associated with a zero-point energy effect that increases the binding energy of the deuterated complex by {approx}190 cm{sup -1}, thereby reducing the excess energy available at the same excitation energy. At all higher energies, the dissociation lifetime was shorter than the pulse duration of our lasers (8 ns). At all wavelengths, the observed products in the presence of collisions are dominated by conformers A and B of tryptamine monomer, with small contributions from the other minor conformers. In addition, right at threshold (2869 cm{sup -1}), tryptamine{center_dot}D{sub 2}O dissociates exclusively to conformer A in the absence of collisions with helium, while both A and B conformational products are observed in the presence of collisions with helium. Using resolution-of-identity approximation to second-order Moeller-Plesset binding energies extrapolated to the complete basis set limit and harmonic vibrational frequencies and transition states calculated at the density functional limit B3LYP/6-31+G{sup *} level of theory, Rice-Ramsperger-Kassel-Marcus (RRKM) predictions for the dissociation, isomerization, and water shuttling rates as a function of energy are made. At threshold, the experimental dissociation rate is almost 10{sup 3} faster than RRKM predictions. Reasons for this apparent non-RRKM behavior will be discussed.

Clarkson, Jasper R.; Herbert, John M.; Zwier, Timothy S. [Department of Chemistry, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana 47907 (United States); Department of Chemistry, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio 43210 (United States); Department of Chemistry, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana 47907 (United States)

2007-04-07T23:59:59.000Z

213

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

214

Flexible Work Arrangements Manager Guidelines  

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Flexible Work Arrangements Manager Guidelines The Ohio State University Office of Human Resources Page 1 of 2 Flexible Work Arrangement ­ Manager Assessment Issued 07/15/10 When you receive a proposal your manager to review for a decision. Remember that granting a flexible work arrangement may help

Jones, Michelle

215

Flexible cryogenic conduit  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

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

216

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

E-Print Network [OSTI]

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

217

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

E-Print Network [OSTI]

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

218

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

E-Print Network [OSTI]

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.

219

System and Energy Dependence of Strangeness Production with STAR  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

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

220

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

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Development of a Microchannel In Situ Propellant Production System  

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An in situ propellant production (ISPP) plant on future Mars robotic missions can produce oxygen (O2) and methane (CH4) that can be used for propellant for the return voyage. By producing propellants from Mars atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) and hydrogen (H2) brought from Earth, the initial mass launched in low Earth orbit can be reduced by 20% to 45%, as compared to carrying all of the propellant for a round-trip mission to the Mars surface from Earth. Pacific Northwest National Laboratory used microchannel architecture to develop a Mars-based In Situ Propellant Production (ISPP) system. This three year research and development effort focused on process intensification and system miniaturization of three primary subsystems: a thermochemical compressor, catalytic reactors, and components for separating gas phases from liquid phases. These systems were designed based on a robotic direct return mission scenario, but can be scaled up to human flight missions by simply numbering up the microchannel devices. The thermochemical compression was developed both using absorption and adsorption. A multichannel adsorption system was designed to meet the full-scale CO2 collection requirements using temperature swing adsorption. Each stage is designed to achieve a 10x compression of CO2. A compression ratio to collect Martian atmospheric CO2 at ~0.8 kPa and compress it to at least 100 kPa can be achieved with two adsorption stages in series. A compressor stage incorporates eight thermally coupled adsorption cells at various stages in the adsorption/desorption cycle to maximize the recuperation of thermal energy and provide a nearly continuous flow of CO2 to the downstream reactors. The thermochemically compressed CO2 is then mixed with hydrogen gas and fed to two reactors: a Sabatier Reaction unit and a Reverse Water/Gas Shift unit. The microchannel architecture allows better heat control than is possible in an adiabatic system, resulting in significantly higher conversion. The reactors can also have reduced mass over conventional hardware. Over 60% conversion was achieved using a two stage RWGS reactor in which water was removed between stages. Sabatier conversions of greater than 85% were achieved in a single stage system. Since the RWGS is endothermic and the Sabatier is exothermic, by combining the two reactions, heat generated from the Sabatier can be used to fuel the RWGS reaction. A combined Sabatier/RWGS reactor was successfully tested. Both the Sabatier and RWGS reactions generate water. The water will be collected and electrolyzed to produce oxygen and recycle the hydrogen. A microchannel phase separator is also under development to separate liquid water from vapor and other gases in these product streams. This phase separator relies on surface forces, not gravitational effects, to separate the water and is therefore suited to space applications. The specific energy of this device reached values of 1200 to 8000 W/K for water mole fractions of 20 to 70%. The phase separator technology was scaled up in a system to removed water from a cathode effluent of a 5 kW PEM fuel cell. In this case a three channel device can remove 43 mL/min of water in 95 SCFM of air. This exceeded the design requirements of the device. A system model of the microchannel ISPP plant was generated to predict the size, weight and performance for the individual components and use it to optimize the overall system. The microchannel technologies developed for CO2 collection, reaction, and phase separation can be used not only for an ISPP system, but also life support, EVA, and lunar applications. The use of microchannel technologies reduces both mass and volume of the system as well as improving the system efficiency.

Brooks, Kriston P.; Rassat, Scot D.; TeGrotenhuis, Ward E.

2005-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

222

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

223

Measuring the Economic Benefits of Workplace Flexibility  

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Measuring the Economic Benefits of Workplace Flexibility 24th Annual Transportation Research IMPACTS economics · It is tough to measure the CAUSAL relationship between workplace flexibility and economic benefits. #12;In the News... #12;Workforce flexibility defined Workplace flexibility can

Minnesota, University of

224

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

225

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

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

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...

226

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

227

Predicting and managing system interactions at early phase of the product development process  

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The activity of designing and developing large, complex, discrete, physical, and engineered products faces the challenges in the physical product system, the organization of people, and the larger systems in which the ...

Dong, Qi, 1973-

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

228

THE FATE AND SPECIATION OF ARSENIC IN SOILS AND POULTRY PRODUCTION SYSTEMS  

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THE FATE AND SPECIATION OF ARSENIC IN SOILS AND POULTRY PRODUCTION SYSTEMS by Jennifer M. Seiter AND SPECIATION OF ARSENIC IN SOILS AND POULTRY PRODUCTION SYSTEMS by Jennifer M. Seiter Approved

Sparks, Donald L.

229

AIAA-2000-0030 Multi-Flexible-Body Analysis for  

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- bines, modeling the HAWT wind turbine system as a constant-speed rotor attached to a flexible tower tower to investi- gate the modal dynamics of a HAWT. A wind-turbine model, if sufficiently lowAIAA-2000-0030 Multi-Flexible-Body Analysis for Application to Wind-Turbine Control Design Dewey H

Patil, Mayuresh

230

Can Nuclear Power Be Flexible? Laurent POURET + William J. NUTTALL  

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in energy demand. Such a statement implies that nuclear power is incapable of load-following for technical1 Can Nuclear Power Be Flexible? Laurent POURET + William J. NUTTALL Judge Business School the issue of whether nuclear power can play a flexible role within an electricity system. It does not deal

Aickelin, Uwe

231

Qualification test for the flexible receiver. Revision 2  

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This document provides the test plan and procedures to certify and design verify the 42{double_prime} and 4{double_prime}-6{double_prime} Flexible Receiver as a safety class 3 system. The Flexible Receiver will be used by projects W-151 and W-320 for removing equipment from tanks C-106 and AZ-101.

Tedeschi, D.J.

1994-12-12T23:59:59.000Z

232

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

233

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

234

Flexible composite radiation detector  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

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 response of photomultipliers (about 400 nanometers) or photodiodes (about 600 nanometers), which maximizes the overall detector efficiency.

Cooke, D. Wayne (Santa Fe, NM); Bennett, Bryan L. (Los Alamos, NM); Muenchausen, Ross E. (Los Alamos, NM); Wrobleski, Debra A. (Los Alamos, NM); Orler, Edward B. (Los Alamos, NM)

2006-12-05T23:59:59.000Z

235

Flexible hydropower: boosting energy  

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236

Stability of Pull Production Control Methods for Systems with Significant Setups  

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Stability of Pull Production Control Methods for Systems with Significant Setups Thomas I. Seidman, under appropriate condi- tions, such systems are stable in the sense that cumulative production at any-96-1-0399, and the University of Kentucky Center for Robotics and Manufacturing Systems. 1 #12;1 Introduction Pull production

Seidman, Thomas I.

237

NEURAL COMPUTING AND PRODUCTION SYSTEMS* Michael A. Sartori and Panos J. Antsnklis  

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NEURAL COMPUTING AND PRODUCTION SYSTEMS* Michael A. Sartori and Panos J. Antsnklis Department of neural computing to the problem of matching in production systems is addressed. The computation timeNet, is introduced and explained in detail. The ProNet is applied to the match phase of the production system

Antsaklis, Panos

238

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

239

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

240

NCEP Products Available to Distribute to CONDUIT High-Resolution Window Forecast System (HIRESW) Full  

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NCEP Products Available to Distribute to CONDUIT Phase 1 High-Resolution Window Forecast System Ocean Forecast System (RTOFS) Full Description Product Location The RTOFS for the North Atlantic resolution nest Hurricane Weather Research and Forecast (HWRF) system Full Description Product Location (hwrf

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241

On the equivalence of economic lot scheduling and switched production systems  

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On the equivalence of economic lot scheduling and switched production systems K.G.M. Jacobs from switched production systems are applied to the economic lot schedul- ing problem: i) A feedback-entrant production scheduling where parts arrive into the manufacturing system with certain (random) arrival rates

Armbruster, Dieter

242

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

243

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

244

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

245

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

246

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.

247

An automated system for measuring gas production from forages inoculated with rumen uid and its use  

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An automated system for measuring gas production from forages inoculated with rumen ¯uid and its the principles of the gas production technique and provide examples of how the automated system has been used of different systems have been used to measure gas production. Menke et al. (1979) described a method in which

Griffith, Gareth

248

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

249

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 is based on the automation of the generation of application system tests, for any chosen product, from the system requirements of a product line. These PL requirements are modeled using enhanced UML use cases

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

250

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

251

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

252

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

253

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

254

MARINE BIOMASS SYSTEM: ANAEROBIC DIGESTION AND PRODUCTION OF METHANE  

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AND PRODUCTION OF METHANE Lawrence Berkeley LaboratoryDIGESTION AND PRODUCTION OF METHANE Kendall F. Haven MarkArrangement Kelp to Methane Processing Plant Schematic.

Haven, Kendall F.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

255

EVermont Renewable Hydrogen Production and Transportation Fueling System  

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A great deal of research funding is being devoted to the use of hydrogen for transportation fuel, particularly in the development of fuel cell vehicles. When this research bears fruit in the form of consumer-ready vehicles, will the fueling infrastructure be ready? Will the required fueling systems work in cold climates as well as they do in warm areas? Will we be sure that production of hydrogen as the energy carrier of choice for our transit system is the most energy efficient and environmentally friendly option? Will consumers understand this fuel and how to handle it? Those are questions addressed by the EVermont Wind to Wheels Hydrogen Project: Sustainable Transportation. The hydrogen fueling infrastructure consists of three primary subcomponents: a hydrogen generator (electrolyzer), a compression and storage system, and a dispenser. The generated fuel is then used to provide transportation as a motor fuel. EVermont Inc., started in 1993 by then governor Howard Dean, is a public-private partnership of entities interested in documenting and advancing the performance of advanced technology vehicles that are sustainable and less burdensome on the environment, especially in areas of cold climates, hilly terrain and with rural settlement patterns. EVermont has developed a demonstration wind powered hydrogen fuel producing filling system that uses electrolysis, compression to 5000 psi and a hydrogen burning vehicle that functions reliably in cold climates. And that fuel is then used to meet transportation needs in a hybrid electric vehicle whose internal combustion engine has been converted to operate on hydrogen Sponsored by the DOE EERE Hydrogen, Fuel Cells & Infrastructure Technologies (HFC&IT) Program, the purpose of the project is to test the viability of sustainably produced hydrogen for use as a transportation fuel in a cold climate with hilly terrain and rural settlement patterns. Specifically, the project addresses the challenge of building a renewable transportation energy capable system. The prime energy for this project comes from an agreement with a wind turbine operator.

Garabedian, Harold T.

2008-03-30T23:59:59.000Z

256

Dynamic Simulation and Optimization of Nuclear Hydrogen Production Systems  

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This project is part of a research effort to design a hydrogen plant and its interface with a nuclear reactor. This project developed a dynamic modeling, simulation and optimization environment for nuclear hydrogen production systems. A hybrid discrete/continuous model captures both the continuous dynamics of the nuclear plant, the hydrogen plant, and their interface, along with discrete events such as major upsets. This hybrid model makes us of accurate thermodynamic sub-models for the description of phase and reaction equilibria in the thermochemical reactor. Use of the detailed thermodynamic models will allow researchers to examine the process in detail and have confidence in the accurary of the property package they use.

Paul I. Barton; Mujid S. Kaximi; Georgios Bollas; Patricio Ramirez Munoz

2009-07-31T23:59:59.000Z

257

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

258

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.

259

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

260

Flexible swivel connection  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A flexible swivel boot connector for connecting a first boot shield section to a second boot shield section, both first and second boot sections having openings therethrough, the second boot section having at least two adjacent accordian folds at the end having the opening, the second boot section being positioned through the opening of the first boot section such that a first of the accordian folds is within the first boot section and a second of the accordian folds is outside of the first boot, includes first and second annular discs, the first disc being positioned within and across the first accordian fold, the second disc being positioned within and across the second accordian fold, such that the first boot section is moveably and rigidly connected between the first and second accordian folds of the second boot section.

Hoh, J.C.

1985-02-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Production and Transfer of Energy and Information in Hamiltonian Systems  

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We present novel results that relate energy and information transfer with sensitivity to initial conditions in chaotic multi-dimensional Hamiltonian systems. We show the relation among Kolmogorov-Sinai entropy, Lyapunov exponents, and upper bounds for the Mutual Information Rate calculated in the Hamiltonian phase space and on bi-dimensional subspaces. Our main result is that the net amount of transfer from kinetic to potential energy per unit of time is a power-law of the upper bound for the Mutual Information Rate between kinetic and potential energies, and also a power-law of the Kolmogorov-Sinai entropy. Therefore, transfer of energy is related with both transfer and production of information. However, the power-law nature of this relation means that a small increment of energy transferred leads to a relatively much larger increase of the information exchanged. Then, we propose an ``experimental'' implementation of a 1-dimensional communication channel based on a Hamiltonian system, and calculate the actual rate with which information is exchanged between the first and last particle of the channel. Finally, a relation between our results and important quantities of thermodynamics is presented.

Ch. G. Antonopoulos; E. Bianco-Martinez; M. S. Baptista

2014-01-23T23:59:59.000Z

262

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 endomorphisms), and dilations of the for- mer to the latter, are intimately related to and connected by product adjointable operators on a Hilbert B­module E, and the related product systems consist of correspon- dences

Schürmann, Michael

263

Iron control of past productivity in the coastal upwelling system off the Atacama Desert, Chile  

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Iron control of past productivity in the coastal upwelling system off the Atacama Desert, Chile in the productivity of the upwelling system off presently arid northern Chile during the last 100,000 years. Changes in productivity are found to be in phase with the precessional cycle ($20,000 years) and with inputs of iron from

Demouchy, Sylvie

264

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

265

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

266

Production system improvement : floor area reduction and visual management  

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This thesis suggests on the development process of a new layout design and visual management tools to improve the efficiency of a production line in a medical device company. Lean production philosophy and common lean ...

Chen, Zhuling, M. Eng. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

267

Importance of systems biology in engineering microbes for biofuel production  

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TS, Steen E, Keasling JD: Biofuel Alternatives to ethanol:in engineering microbes for biofuel production Aindrila

Mukhopadhyay, Aindrila

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

268

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

269

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

270

MARINE BIOMASS SYSTEM: ANAEROBIC DIGESTION AND PRODUCTION OF METHANE  

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III t> IV Natural Kelp Bed System Introduction. . . . .Natural Kelp Bed System Constraints . . . . . . v CapitalIntroduction . . . . . . Natural Kelp Bed System Harvest

Haven, Kendall F.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

271

IMPACTS OF ADVANCE DEMAND INFORMATION IN MULTI-CLASS PRODUCTION-INVENTORY SYSTEMS  

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coming from an MRP system. They consider demand forecasts as advance demand information. The accuracy a capacitated forecasting-production-inventory system with a stationary demand process and forecast updates1 IMPACTS OF ADVANCE DEMAND INFORMATION IN MULTI-CLASS PRODUCTION-INVENTORY SYSTEMS Seda Tepe

Karaesmen, Fikri

272

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

273

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

274

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

275

Rolling-cuff flexible bellows  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A flexible connector apparatus used to join two stiff non-deformable members, such as piping, is described. The apparatus is provided with one or more flexible sections or assemblies each utilizing a bellows of a rolling cuff type connected between two ridge members, with the bellows being supported by a back-up ring, such that only the curved end sections of the bellows are unsupported. Thus, the bellows can be considered as being of a tube-shaped configuration and thus have high pressure resistance. The components of the flexible apparatus are sealed or welded one to another such that it is fluid tight.

Lambert, D.R.

1982-09-27T23:59:59.000Z

276

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

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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

277

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

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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

278

Photocatalytic reactor with flexible supports  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

Organic pollutants and bioaerosols in a gaseous stream are oxidized by exposure to light (e.g., UV light) in the presence of semiconductor catalyst particles or coatings supported on flexible strips suspended in the gaseous stream. 3 figs.

Jacoby, W.A.; Blake, D.M.

1995-09-12T23:59:59.000Z

279

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

E-Print Network [OSTI]

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.

280

Optimizing microalgal production in raceway systems Rafael Mu~noz-Tamayoa  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

have been10 identified as a renewable source for biodiesel production [5, 18]. However, despite these11Optimizing microalgal production in raceway systems Rafael Mu~noz-Tamayoa , Francis Maireta is characterized by the production of high value compounds. Optimization of the performance of microalgae culture

Boyer, Edmond

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281

MARINE BIOMASS SYSTEM: ANAEROBIC DIGESTION AND PRODUCTION OF METHANE  

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that the use of sewage as a kelp nutrient source can, in theused to enrich the kelp with nutrient rich deep ocean water.Supplements Marine Kelp C0 2 Water/ Nutrients Production

Haven, Kendall F.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

282

Engineering metabolic systems for production of advanced fuels  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

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

283

Translation of Manufacturer's Product Data for the ARROW Product Search System Leonard Newnham and Robert Amor  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

design tools (e.g., thermal simulation programs). The main parts of the system comprise the following through a design tool. Second, the main system or Building Object Warehouse (BOW) server. Third below and the system illustrated in fig 1.1. User Environment The user can interact with the BOW system

Amor, Robert

284

Prediction of cow fertility based on productivity traits in dairy cattle under different production systems  

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A study to examine factors that influence dairy cattle fertility was conducted in the United Kingdom (UK) and Malawi. Productivity data from the UK comprising 56,014 records from 574 Holstein cows were retrieved from ...

Banda, Liveness Jessica

2014-11-28T23:59:59.000Z

285

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

286

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

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A 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 conservation strategies to reduce soil-loss in areas with high potential erosion rates. These decision support

Reichenbach, Stephen E.

287

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

288

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

289

Flexible Electronic Building Blocks DOI: 10.1002/anie.200703238  

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- conductor wafers, is often measured by overall systems size, rather than the dimensions of individual-ray imagers, flexible photovoltaic systems, paper-like displays, conformal structural health monitors systems have led to enormous increases in speed, functionality, and computing capacity. This trend

Rogers, John A.

290

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

291

The simulation and analysis of continuous single product manufacturing systems  

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there was insufficient time to develop new methods or concepts in ammunition production, even though more ad- vanced techn1ques were being employed by private 1ndustry in similar fields. After the war the Government Owned Contractor Operated (GOCO) Plants were either...

Snyder, Theodore Robert

1974-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

292

Positive and negative entropy production in thermodynamics systems  

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This article presents a heuristic combination of the local and global formulations of the second law of thermodynamics that suggests the possibility of theoretical existence of thermodynamics processes with positive and negative entropy production.Such processes may exhibit entropy couplings that reveal an unusual behavior from the point of view of conventional thermodynamics.

Jose Iraides Belandria

2010-12-03T23:59:59.000Z

293

NBER WORKING PAPER SERIES ENERGY AND GROWTH UNDER FLEXIBLE  

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increases induce a short-run production decline for given capital stock, as well as a decline in net capital of an oil price increase under flexible exchange rates, -1- #12;-2- and to solve the model by taking refuge

294

Attribute process methodology : feasibility assessment of Digital Fabrication Production Systems for planar part assemblies using network analysis and System Dynamics  

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A Digital Fabrication Production System (DFPS) is a concept describing a set of processes, tools, and resources that will be able to custom produce an artifact according to a design, fast, cheap, and easy, independently ...

Papanikolaou, Dimitrios, M.S. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

295

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

296

Construction of Lie Superalgebras from Triple Product Systems  

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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

297

Synchrotron Production of Photons by a Two-body System  

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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

298

New concepts used in the Murchison field submerged production system  

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New concepts were used to install three satellite subsea wells at Conoco's Murchison field, located in 510 feet of water in the North Sea. Originally drilled as exploratory wells, they were re-entered and completed. The sequence of events in bringing the wells to production incorporate the following concepts: Completion with dual 3/one-half/sub d/ouble prime/ tubing retrievable safety valves inside 9 5/8/double prime/-47 pound casing; subsea controllers were not used; flowline bundles were constructed onshore and towed below the surface 264 miles to the field; six high-pressure lines were connected at one time using metal to metal gaskets while the flowline bundle was buoyant nine feet off the seafloor. Production from two satellite subsea wells demonstrated the viability of using exploratory wells for field development.

Morton, A.W.

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

299

High Tonnage Forest Biomass Production Systems from Southern Pine Energy  

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AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Delicious Rank EERE:Year in3.pdfEnergy Health and Productivity Questionnaire (HPQ)DepartmentLaboratory

300

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

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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

302

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

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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

303

Production  

Broader source: Energy.gov [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...

304

Improving the Water Efficiency of Cooling Production System  

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

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

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

305

MARINE BIOMASS SYSTEM: ANAEROBIC DIGESTION AND PRODUCTION OF METHANE  

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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

306

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

307

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

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Production Cost Estimation for Direct H2 PEM Fuel Cell Systems for Automotive Applications: 2010 Update it represents, the DOE has established detailed cost targets for automotive fuel cell systems and components of automotive fuel cell systems as progress is made in fuel cell technology. The purpose of these cost analyses

308

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

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Mass Production Cost Estimation for Direct H2 PEM Fuel Cell Systems for Automotive Applications for transportation. Fuel cell systems will have to be cost-competitive with conventional and advanced vehicle it represents, the DOE has established detailed cost targets for automotive fuel cell systems and components

309

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 contributing to the state's economy. The food and fiber system in Texas is evolving and changing. The structure in state and local economies. Of particular interest is the relationship between the food and fiber system

310

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

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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

311

Systems engineering product description report for the Hanford Cleanup Mission: First issue  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

This document describes the upper level physical and administrative (nonphysical) products that, when delivered, complete the Hanford Cleanup Mission. Development of product descriptions is a continuation of the Sitewide Systems Engineering work described in the Sitewide functional analysis, the architecture synthesis, and is consistent with guidance contained in the mission plan. This document provides a bridge between all three documents and the products required to complete the mission of cleaning up the Hanford Site.

Holmes, J.J.; Bailey, K.B. [Westinghouse Hanford Co., Richland, WA (United States); Collings, J.L.; Hubbard, A.B.; Niepke, T.M. [Science Applications International Corp. (United States)

1994-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

312

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.

313

Multi-stage microbial system for continuous hydrogen production  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A method of using sequential chemostat culture vessels to provide continuous H.sub.2 production, in which photosynthetic O.sub.2 evolution and H.sub.2 photoproduction are separated physically into two separate bioreactors, comprising: a) growing a microorganism culture able to continuously generate H.sub.2 by photosynthetically producing cells at about the early-to-late log state in a first photobioreactor operating as a sulfur chemostat under aerobic and/or conditions; b) continuously feeding cells from the first photobioreactor to a second photobioreactor operating under anaerobic conditions and sulfur deprivation conditions resulting from constant uptake of sulfate in the first bioreactor and a low rate of culture flow between the first and second bioreactors, for induction of hydrogenase and H.sub.2 photoproduction to allow for continuous cultivation of the microorganism's cells in the first photobioreactor and constant H.sub.2 production in the second photobioreactor, and c) H.sub.2 gas from the second photobioreactor.

Kosourov, Sergey; Ghirardi, Maria L.; Seibert, Michael

2010-06-08T23:59:59.000Z

314

WASTE/BY-PRODUCT HYDROGEN DOE/DOD Workshop  

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; 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

315

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

E-Print Network [OSTI]

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

316

ADVANCED TURBINE SYSTEM CONCEPTUAL DESIGN AND PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT - Final Report  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Asea Brown Boveri (ABB) has completed its technology based program. The results developed under Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) 8, concentrated on technology development and demonstration have been partially implemented in newer turbine designs. A significant improvement in heat rate and power output has been demonstrated. ABB will use the knowledge gained to further improve the efficiency of its Advanced Cycle System, which has been developed and introduced into the marked out side ABB's Advanced Turbine System (ATS) activities. The technology will lead to a power plant design that meets the ATS performance goals of over 60% plant efficiency, decreased electricity costs to consumers and lowest emissions.

Albrecht H. Mayer

2000-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

317

Condition-based maintenance under an imperfect repair policy for a deteriorating production system  

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is periodically monitored. Imperfect preventive maintenance activities, which restore the production system policy, both linear and non-linear imperfect preventive maintenance cost functions are investigated preventive maintenance (or preventive replacement) is usually used. After each preventive maintenance action

Boyer, Edmond

318

Use and validity of principles of extremum of entropy production in the study of complex systems  

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It is shown how both the principles of extremum of entropy production, which are often used in the study of complex systems, follow from the maximization of overall system conductivities, under appropriate constraints. In this way, the maximum rate of entropy production (MEP) occurs when all the forces in the system are kept constant. On the other hand, the minimum rate of entropy production (mEP) occurs when all the currents that cross the system are kept constant. A brief discussion on the validity of the application of the mEP and MEP principles in several cases, and in particular to the Earths climate is also presented. -- Highlights: The principles of extremum of entropy production are not first principles. They result from the maximization of conductivities under appropriate constraints. The conditions of their validity are set explicitly. Some long-standing controversies are discussed and clarified.

Heitor Reis, A., E-mail: ahr@uevora.pt

2014-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

319

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

320

Production Cost Modeling of Cogenerators in an Interconnected Electric Supply System  

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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.

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321

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

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

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...

322

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

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

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...

323

Development of a Wireless Real-Time Productivity Measurement System for Rapid Construction Operations  

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was developed. The WRITE System has a potential to strengthen communication and coordination among participants involved in the infrastructure construction process by providing more accurate productivity information in real time....

Kim, Seonghoon

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

324

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

325

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

E-Print Network [OSTI]

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

326

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

E-Print Network [OSTI]

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

327

Effect of control frequency on the performance of manufacturing systems with controllable production rates  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Flow-line manufacturing systems represent the most prevalent process structure in industry for the repetitive production of discrete items. Machine breakdowns, however, limit their reliability and efficiency. The control ...

Castaeda Vega, Jos Israel

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

328

Production Systems and Processing Effect on Phytochemicals in Citrus Fruits and Their Analytical and Isolation Methods  

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of these phytochemicals this dissertation describes the development of rapid analytical and isolation methods, and the effect of production systems and processing techniques on the levels of phytochemicals in citrus fruits. In the first study, a simultaneous high...

Uckoo, Ram 1980-

2012-12-13T23:59:59.000Z

329

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

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

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

330

Strategic development of a manufacturing execution system (MES) for cold chain management using information product mapping  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

The Vaccines & Diagnostics (V&D) division of Novartis recently developed a global automation strategy that highlights the need to implement a manufacturing execution system (MES). Benefits of an MES (electronic production ...

Waldron, Todd Andrew

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

331

Application of Real Options Analysis in the Valuation of Investment in Biodiesel Production  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

to value investment projects that have flexibility in them tend to underestimate the values of the projects, because they fail to capture the value of the flexibility embedded in such projects. For biodiesel production, such flexibility may include...

Yeboah, F. E.; Shahbazi, A.; Yeboah, O.A.; Singh, H.; Holcomb, F. H.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

332

Instruction Guide Shopping Using the Product Keyword Search  

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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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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

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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

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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

336

Phosphor Systems for Illumination Quality Solid State Lighting Products  

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The objective of this program is to develop phosphor systems that will enable LED lamps with 96 lm/W efficacy at correlated color temperatures, (CCTs) ~3000 K, and color rendering indices (CRIs) >80 and 71 lm/W efficacy at CCT<3100 K and CRI~95 using phosphor downconversion of LEDs. This primarily involves the invention and development of new phosphor materials that have improved efficiency and better match the eye sensitivity curves.

Setlur, Anant; Briel, Linda; Cleaver, Robert; Clothier, Brent; Gao, Yan; Harlow, Richard; Henderson, Claire; Heward, William; Hill, M Christine; Lyons, Robert; Murphy, James; Siclovan, Oltea; Stoklosa, Stan; Happek, Uwe; Aanegola, Srinath; Aesram, Danny; Deshpande, Anirudha; Jacob, Cherian; Kolodin, Boris; Stoklosa, Emil; Beers, Williams

2010-03-31T23:59:59.000Z

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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

339

Evaluating flexibility in railroad construction projects  

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This thesis aims to valuate flexibilities in a large-scale railroad construction project. In general, a railroad construction project involves a large amount of flexibilities due to its long construction period and conflicts ...

Oh, Choong Ryun, 1972-

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Flexible Transmission in the Smart Grid  

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Planning . 102 vi Transmission Line Maintenance Scheduling 103 Just-in-time Transmission 103 Flexible Transmission in the Smart Grid

Hedman, Kory Walter

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The role of the total entropy production in dynamics of open quantum systems in detection of non-Markovianity  

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In the theory of open quantum systems interaction is a fundamental concepts in the review of the dynamics of open quantum systems. Correlation, both classical and quantum one, is generated due to interaction between system and environment. Here, we recall the quantity which well known as total entropy production. Appearance of total entropy production is due to the entanglement production between system an environment. In this work, we discuss about the role of the total entropy production for detecting non-Markovianity. By utilizing the relation between total entropy production and total correlation between subsystems, one can see a temporary decrease of total entropy production is a signature of non-Markovianity.

S. Salimi; S. Haseli; A. S. Khorashad

2015-04-19T23:59:59.000Z

342

A Systems Framework for Assessing Plumbing Products-Related Water Conservation  

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Reducing the water use of plumbing productstoilets, urinals, faucets, and showerheads has been a popular conservation measure. Improved technologies have created opportunities for additional conservation in this area. However, plumbing products do not operate in a vacuum. This paper reviews the literature related to plumbing products to determine a systems framework for evaluating future conservation measures using these products. The main framework comprises the following categories: water use efficiency, product components, product performance, source water, energy, and plumbing/sewer infrastructure. This framework for analysis provides a starting point for professionals considering future water conservation measures to evaluate the need for additional research, collaboration with other standards or codes committees, and attachment of additional metrics to water use efficiency (such as performance).

Williams, Alison; Dunham Whitehead, Camilla; Lutz, James

2011-12-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Progress on Internet-Based Educational Material Development for Electronic Products and Systems Cost Analysis  

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on this project are the Computer Aided Life Cycle Engineering (CALCE) Electronic Products and Systems Center Laboratory (ESCML) develops modeling methodologies and tools that address all aspects of the life cycle cost of electronic system from hardware fabrication and software development through sustainment and end of life

Sandborn, Peter

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

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Mass Production Cost Estimation for Direct H2 PEM Fuel Cell Systems for Automotive Applications number of vehicles it represents, DOE has established detailed cost targets for automotive fuel cell and track the cost of automotive fuel cell systems as progress is made in fuel cell technology. The purpose

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

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1 Mass Production Cost Estimation of Direct H2 PEM Fuel Cell Systems for Transportation (2012), annually updated costs analyses will be conducted for PEM fuel cell passenger buses as well established detailed cost targets for automotive fuel cell systems and components. To help achieve

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A PRODUCT ORIENTED MODELLING CONCEPT Holons for systems synchronisation and interoperability  

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A PRODUCT ORIENTED MODELLING CONCEPT Holons for systems synchronisation and interoperability Salah by manufacturing information systems (informational view). This paper presents the "Holon" modelling concept the concept of holon can play a major role in ensuring interoperability in the enterprise context. 1

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Flexible helical-axis stellarator  

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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

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Flexible ultrasonic pipe inspection apparatus  

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A flexible, modular ultrasonic pipe inspection apparatus, comprises 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. 7 figs.

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

1998-06-23T23:59:59.000Z

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

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with a common stocking rate of 25.6 animal units per section. 'The systems compared were: yearlong graz- ing with cattle only and with sheep only; yearlong grazing with both cattle and sheep; and a two- pasture rotation and a four-pasture rotation... system of grazing, both with dual use (used by cattle and sheep simultaneously). Dual use considerably increased the production of sheep. Lamb production from the single use sys- tem was significantly lower than from the dual use system. Both...

Huss, Donald L.; Allen, Jerry V.

1969-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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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Flexible  

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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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Towards multi-domain speech understanding with flexible and dynamic vocabulary  

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In developing telephone-based conversational systems, we foresee future systems capable of supporting multiple domains and flexible vocabulary. Users can pursue several topics of interest within a single telephone call, ...

Chung, Grace Yuet-Chee

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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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Toward an analog neural substrate for production systems Patrick Simen (psimen@princeton.edu), Marieke Van Vugt (mkvan@princeton.edu)  

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Toward an analog neural substrate for production systems Patrick Simen (psimen existing work showing that critical features of sym- bolic production systems can be implemented oscillators. Keywords: Production system; neural network; diffusion model; random walk; reinforcement learning

van Vugt, Marieke

356

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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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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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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The Hybrid Power Flow Controller A New Concept for Flexible AC Transmission  

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The Hybrid Power Flow Controller A New Concept for Flexible AC Transmission Jovan Z. Bebic Electric flow controller topologies are proposed for flexible AC transmission systems (FACTS). The first one or series capacitors can be enhanced to generalized power flow control ­ a functionality commonly associated

Lehn, Peter W.

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MATERIALS AND MANUFACTURING PROCESSES FOR HIGH-EFFICIENCY FLEXIBLE PHOTOVOLTAIC MODULES  

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.Blakers. Centre for Sustainable Energy Systems, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT 0200, Australia solar modules is presented. Flexible modules are lightweight, roll-able, and/or foldable for storage-efficiency crystalline silicon solar cells embedded between flexible coversheets, and supported by silicone encapsulant

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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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EPA's designated products in eight categories: Construction Products  

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Transportation Products Channelizers Delineators Flexible delineators Parking stops Traffic barricades Traffic Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) is required for the purchase of chemicals or products containing chemicals" program and Comprehensive Procurement Guideline (CPG), designates items that MUST contain recycled

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ENTROPY PRODUCTION IN COLLISIONLESS SYSTEMS. II. ARBITRARY PHASE-SPACE OCCUPATION NUMBERS  

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We present an analysis of two thermodynamic techniques for determining equilibria of self-gravitating systems. One is the Lynden-Bell (LB) entropy maximization analysis that introduced violent relaxation. Since we do not use the Stirling approximation, which is invalid at small occupation numbers, our systems have finite mass, unlike LB's isothermal spheres. (Instead of Stirling, we utilize a very accurate smooth approximation for ln x{exclamation_point}.) The second analysis extends entropy production extremization to self-gravitating systems, also without the use of the Stirling approximation. In addition to the LB statistical family characterized by the exclusion principle in phase space, and designed to treat collisionless systems, we also apply the two approaches to the Maxwell-Boltzmann (MB) families, which have no exclusion principle and hence represent collisional systems. We implicitly assume that all of the phase space is equally accessible. We derive entropy production expressions for both families and give the extremum conditions for entropy production. Surprisingly, our analysis indicates that extremizing entropy production rate results in systems that have maximum entropy, in both LB and MB statistics. In other words, both thermodynamic approaches lead to the same equilibrium structures.

Barnes, Eric I. [Department of Physics, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, La Crosse, WI 54601 (United States); Williams, Liliya L. R., E-mail: barnes.eric@uwlax.edu, E-mail: llrw@astro.umn.edu [Minnesota Institue for Astrophysics, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455 (United States)

2012-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Contractions of product density operators of systems of identical fermions and bosons  

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Recurrence and explicit formulae for contractions (partial traces) of antisymmetric and symmetric products of identical trace class operators are derived. Contractions of product density operators of systems of identical fermions and bosons are proved to be asymptotically equivalent to, respectively, antisymmetric and symmetric products of density operators of a single particle, multiplied by a normalization integer. The asymptotic equivalence relation is defined in terms of the thermodynamic limit of expectation values of observables in the states represented by given density operators. For some weaker relation of asymptotic equivalence, concerning the thermodynamic limit of expectation values of product observables, normalized antisymmetric and symmetric products of density operators of a single particle are shown to be equivalent to tensor products of density operators of a single particle. This paper presents the results of a part of the author's thesis [W. Radzki, "Kummer contractions of product density matrices of systems of $n$ fermions and $n$ bosons" (Polish), MS thesis, Institute of Physics, Nicolaus Copernicus University, Toru\\'{n}, 1999].

Wiktor Radzki

2008-10-25T23:59:59.000Z

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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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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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Conclusions Fractionated Space Systems  

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Conclusions Fractionated Space Systems There is a growing interest in fractionated space system design. Fractionated space systems are inherently flexible and modular. There are many key technologies of flexibility serves as a source of motivation for system designers to embed flexibility into a system design (i

de Weck, Olivier L.

368

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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Flexible Energy | GE Global Research  

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

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Flexible barrier film, method of forming same, and organic electronic device including same  

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A flexible barrier film has a thickness of from greater than zero to less than 5,000 nanometers and a water vapor transmission rate of no more than 1.times.10.sup.-2 g/m.sup.2/day at 22.degree. C. and 47% relative humidity. The flexible barrier film is formed from a composition, which comprises a multi-functional acrylate. The composition further comprises the reaction product of an alkoxy-functional organometallic compound and an alkoxy-functional organosilicon compound. A method of forming the flexible barrier film includes the steps of disposing the composition on a substrate and curing the composition to form the flexible barrier film. The flexible barrier film may be utilized in organic electronic devices.

Blizzard, John; Tonge, James Steven; Weidner, William Kenneth

2013-03-26T23:59:59.000Z

371

Rotational crossbreeding as a system for beef production in the Gulf Coast region of Texas  

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ROTATIONAL CROSSBREEDING AS A SYSTEM FOR BEEF PRODUCTION IN THE GULF COAST REGION OF TEXAS A Thesis by MELVIN DELL YOUNG Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the degree...: irman of Committ Member Head o epar nt Member ABSTRACT Rotational Crossbreeding as a System for Beef Production in the Gulf Coast Region of Texas. (August 1974) Melvin Dell Young, B. S. , Texas A8M Unl versi ty CHAIRMAN OF ADVISORY COMMITTEE: J. K...

Young, Melvin Dell

1974-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

372

Flexible pipe crawling device having articulated two axis coupling  

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An apparatus for moving through the linear and non-linear segments of piping systems. The apparatus comprises a front leg assembly, a rear leg assembly, a mechanism for extension and retraction of the front and rear leg assembles with respect to each other, such as an air cylinder, and a pivoting joint. One end of the flexible joint attaches to the front leg assembly and the other end to the air cylinder, which is also connected to the rear leg assembly. The air cylinder allows the front and rear leg assemblies to progress through a pipe in "inchworm" fashion, while the joint provides the flexibility necessary for the pipe crawler to negotiate non-linear piping segments. The flexible connecting joint is coupled with a spring-force suspension system that urges alignment of the front and rear leg assemblies with respect to each other. The joint and suspension system cooperate to provide a firm yet flexible connection between the front and rear leg assemblies to allow the pivoting of one with respect to the other while moving around a non-linear pipe segment, but restoring proper alignment coming out of the pipe bend.

Zollinger, William T. (Martinez, GA)

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Flexible pipe crawling device having articulated two axis coupling  

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An apparatus is described for moving through the linear and non-linear segments of piping systems. The apparatus comprises a front leg assembly, a rear leg assembly, a mechanism for extension and retraction of the front and rear leg assembles with respect to each other, such as an air cylinder, and a pivoting joint. One end of the flexible joint attaches to the front leg assembly and the other end to the air cylinder, which is also connected to the rear leg assembly. The air cylinder allows the front and rear leg assemblies to progress through a pipe in inchworm' fashion, while the joint provides the flexibility necessary for the pipe crawler to negotiate non-linear piping segments. The flexible connecting joint is coupled with a spring-force suspension system that urges alignment of the front and rear leg assemblies with respect to each other. The joint and suspension system cooperate to provide a firm yet flexible connection between the front and rear leg assemblies to allow the pivoting of one with respect to the other while moving around a non-linear pipe segment, but restoring proper alignment coming out of the pipe bend. 4 figures.

Zollinger, W.T.

1994-05-10T23:59:59.000Z

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A Pion Production and Capture System for a 4 MW Target Station  

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A study of a pion production and capture system for a 4 MW target station for a neutrino factory or muon collider is presented. Using the MARS code, we simulate the pion production produced by the interaction of a free liquid mercury jet with an intense proton beam. We study the variation of meson production with the direction of the proton beam relative to the target. We also examine the influence on the meson production by the focusing of the proton beam. The energy deposition in the capture system is determined and the shielding required in order to avoid radiation damage is discussed. The exploration for the multiple proton beam entry directions relative to mercury jet in the 8GeV proton beam case demonstrates that an asymmetric layout is required in order to achieve the same beam/jet crossing angle at the jet axis. We find a correlation between the distance of beam relative to the jet and the meson production. The peak meson production is 8% higher than for the lowest case. The examination of the influence on the meson production by the focusing of the proton beam shows the meson production loss is negligible (<1%) for a beta function to be 0.3m or higher for the proton beam. By investigating the energy deposition in the target/capture system, we see that the bulk of 4-MW proton beam power is deposited in the water cooled tungsten-carbide (WC) shielding, the mercury jet and the capture beam pipe. In addition, high power deposition in the first superconducting coil causes an issue for its operation and life time. Enhanced shielding is necessary to lower the radiation damage.

Ding, X.; Kirk, H.; Berg, J.S.

2010-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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

376

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

377

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

378

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

379

An AI-based simulation system for the design and evaluation of production control policies  

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scheduling, planning, control and data-base systems seems certain. The Production Conrro( or Sequencing pruble, on the other hand, has been sought to be approached in a rather different fashion. The order release decision has been modeled as a... 3. 1. 1 The Nature of Semiconductor IC Manufacturing 3. 1. 2 A Typical IC Fabrication Scenario 3. 2 Implementation Platform for Prototype System. . . . . . . . . . . 3. 2. 1 The Nature of Scheduling Decision-Making in Diffusion Fab 3. 2. 2...

Joshi, Shashank Bhalchandra

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

380

ADVANCED GASIFICATION-BASED FUEL CONVERSION AND ELECTRIC ENERGY PRODUCTION SYSTEM  

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Boise Paper Solutions and the Gas Technology Institute (GTI) are cooperating to develop, demonstrate and place in continuous operation an advanced biomass gasification-based power generation system suitable for near-term commercial deployment in the Forest Products Industry. The system will be used in conjunction with, rather than in place of, existing wood waste fired boilers and flue gas cleanup systems. The novel system will include three advanced technological components based on GTI's RENUGAS{reg_sign} and three-stage stoker combustion technologies, and a gas turbine-based power generation concept developed in DOE's High Performance Power System (HIPPS) program. The system has, as its objective, to avoid the major hurdles of high-pressure gasification, i.e., high-pressure fuel feeding and ash removal, and hot gas cleaning that are typical for conventional IGCC power generation. It aims to also minimize capital intensity and technology risks. The system is intended to meet the immediate needs of the forest products industry for highly efficient and environmentally friendly electricity and steam generation systems utilizing existing wood waste as fuel resources. The overall objective of this project is to demonstrate the commercial applicability of an advanced biomass gasification-based power generation system at Boise Paper Solutions' pulp and paper mill located at DeRidder, Louisiana.

Joseph Rabovitser; Bruce Bryan

2002-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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381

Flexibility Principles Stephen C. Graves  

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. Based on past order history, FCM has developed a forecast for demand for each product. For instance, FCM expects demand for product A to be 10 units on average. However, this is just a forecast and actual demand for A can deviate from the forecast. Indeed, weekly demand for product A has ranged between 8 and 12 units

Graves, Stephen C.

382

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

383

Energy production control of an experimental kite system in presence of wind gusts.  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

warming and recent nuclear power plant accidents have shown that renewable energies need to be developedEnergy production control of an experimental kite system in presence of wind gusts. Rogelio Lozano Jr, Jonathan Dumon, Ahmad Hably and Mazen Alamir Abstract-- The growing need of energy, global

Paris-Sud XI, Universit de

384

EIS-0373: Proposed Consolidation of Nuclear Operations Related to the Production of Radioisotope Power Systems  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

NOTE: EIS-0373 has been cancelled. This EIS evaluates the environmental impacts of consolidating nuclear activities related to production of radioisotope power systems (RPS) for space and national security missions at a single DOE site: the preferred alternative is the Materials and Fuels Complex at Idaho National Laboratory.

385

IPA Derivatives for Make-to-Stock Production-Inventory Systems With Backorders  

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IPA Derivatives for Make-to-Stock Production-Inventory Systems With Backorders Yao Zhao Benjamin for the (stochastic) IPA (Infinitesimal Perturbation Analysis) derivatives of the sample-path time averages of the model and comprehensiveness of the IPA derivative formulas hold out the promise of gradient

386

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

387

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

388

IPA Derivatives for Make-to-Stock Production-Inventory Systems With Backorders  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

IPA Derivatives for Make-to-Stock Production-Inventory Systems With Backorders Yao Zhao proceeds to derive formulas for the (stochastic) IPA (Infinitesimal Perturbation Analysis) derivatives to fast computation. The generality of the model and comprehensiveness of the IPA derivative formulas hold

Lin, Xiaodong

389

A PRODUCTION SIMULATION TOOL FOR SYSTEMS WITH INTEGRATED WIND ENERGY RESOURCES  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

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

390

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

391

The Fate and Speciation of Arsenic in Soils and Poultry Production Systems  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

The Fate and Speciation of Arsenic in Soils and Poultry Production Systems by: Jennifer Seiter in soil environments. One source of As in Delaware soils is the incorporation of poultry litter into agricultural fields. The most common source of As in poultry litter is an organic arsenical called roxarsone

Sparks, Donald L.

392

. . . 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

393

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

E-Print Network [OSTI]

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

394

SU-E-P-07: Evaluation of Productivity Systems for Radiation Therapy  

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Purpose: Health systems throughout the United States are under increased financial pressure to reduce operating cost. As a result, productivity models developed by third-party consultants are being used to optimize staff to treatment volumes. The purpose of this study was to critically evaluate productivity systems for radiation oncology. Methods: Staffing efficiency was evaluated using multiple productivity models. The first model evaluated staffing levels using equal weighting of procedure codes and hours worked. A second productivity model was developed using hours worked by job class and relative value units for each procedure code. A third model was developed using the measured procedure times extracted from the electronic medical record, which tracks the wait and treatment times for each patient for each treatment fraction. A MatLab program was developed to query and analyze the daily treatment data. A model was then created to determine any theoretical gains in treatment productivity. Results: Productivity was evaluated for six radiation therapy departments operating nine linear accelerators delivering over 40,000 treatment fractions per year. Third party productivity models that do not take into consideration the unique nature of radiation therapy can be counterproductive. For example, other outpatient departments can compress their daily schedule to decrease the worked hours. This approach was tested using the treatment schedule evaluation tool developed as part of this study. It was determined that the maximum possible savings for treatment schedule compression was $32,000 per year per linac. All annual cost savings would be lost if only two patients per year choose to be treated elsewhere because of limited or restricted appointment times. Conclusion: The use of productivity models in radiation therapy can easily result in a loss of treatment revenue that is greater than any potential cost savings in reduced hours worked by staff.

Ramsey, C; Usynin, A [Thompson Cancer Survival Center, Knoxville, TN (United States)

2014-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

395

Flexible Pressure Sensors: Modeling and Experimental Characterization  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

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.

396

Regenerator Location Problem in Flexible Optical Networks  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

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

397

Flexible interconnects for fuel cell stacks  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An interconnect that facilitates electrical connection and mechanical support with minimal mechanical stress for fuel cell stacks. The interconnects are flexible and provide mechanically robust fuel cell stacks with higher stack performance at lower cost. The flexible interconnects replace the prior rigid rib interconnects with flexible "fingers" or contact pads which will accommodate the imperfect flatness of the ceramic fuel cells. Also, the mechanical stress of stacked fuel cells will be smaller due to the flexibility of the fingers. The interconnects can be one-sided or double-sided.

Lenz, David J.; Chung, Brandon W.; Pham, Ai Quoc

2004-11-09T23:59:59.000Z

398

The feasibility assessment of a U.S. natural gas production reporting system uniform production reporting model. Final report, July 1993--June 1994  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The Uniform Production Reporting Model (UPRM) project was charged with identifying the best practices and procedures of the natural gas producing states related to the gathering, management, and dissemination of production data. It is recommended that the producing states begin the process of upgrading state systems using the concepts embodied in the UPRM model.

NONE

1994-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

399

ADVANCED GASIFICATION-BASED FUEL CONVERSION AND ELECTRIC ENERGY PRODUCTION SYSTEM  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Boise Cascade Corporation and the Gas Technology Institute (GTI) are cooperating to develop, demonstrate and place in continuous operation an advanced biomass gasification-based power generation system suitable for near-term commercial deployment in the Forest Products Industry. The system will be used in conjunction with, rather than in place of, existing wood waste fired boilers and flue gas cleanup systems. The novel system will include three advanced technological components based on GTI's RENUGAS{reg_sign} and three-stage stoker combustion technologies, and a gas turbine-based power generation concept developed in DOE's High Performance Power System (HIPPS) program. The system has, as its objective, to avoid the major hurdles of high-pressure gasification, i.e., high-pressure fuel feeding and ash removal, and hot gas cleaning that are typical for conventional IGCC power generation. It aims to also minimize capital intensity and technology risks. The system is intended to meet the immediate needs of the forest products industry for highly efficient and environmentally friendly electricity and steam generation systems utilizing existing wood waste as fuel resources.

Joseph Rabovitser; Bruce Bryan

2002-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

400

Tracking Provenance in ORNL's Flexible Research Platforms  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

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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to obtain the most current and comprehensive results.


401

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

402

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

403

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

E-Print Network [OSTI]

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

404

Measure Guideline: Optimizing the Configuration of Flexible Duct Junction Boxes  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

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

405

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

E-Print Network [OSTI]

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

406

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

E-Print Network [OSTI]

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

407

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

E-Print Network [OSTI]

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

408

Flexibility in building design : a real options approach and valuation methodology to address risk  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

This research develops an approach to designing and valuing flexible systems subject to identified future uncertainties. The approach addresses two shortcomings of current design and decision-making practices that are ...

Greden, Lara V. (Lara Virginia), 1977-

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

409

Vibrational characteristics of a long and very flexible rotating fixed-free beam  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

The differential eigenvalue problem of a long and very flexible rotating fixed-free beam is studied. This kind of system produces a singular perturbation equation with a turning point. The perturbation factor arises because of the division...

Zarco Cruz, Juan Carlos

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

410

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

E-Print Network [OSTI]

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

411

Thermal hydraulic design and analysis of a large lead-cooled reactor with flexible conversion ratio  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

This thesis contributes to the Flexible Conversion Ratio Fast Reactor Systems Evaluation Project, a part of the Nuclear Cycle Technology and Policy Program funded by the Department of Energy through the Nuclear Energy ...

Nikiforova, Anna S., S.M. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

412

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

413

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

414

MODEL BASED BIOMASS SYSTEM DESIGN OF FEEDSTOCK SUPPLY SYSTEMS FOR BIOENERGY PRODUCTION  

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Engineering feedstock supply systems that deliver affordable, high-quality biomass remains a challenge for the emerging bioenergy industry. Cellulosic biomass is geographically distributed and has diverse physical and chemical properties. Because of this feedstock supply systems that deliver cellulosic biomass resources to biorefineries require integration of a broad set of engineered unit operations. These unit operations include harvest and collection, storage, preprocessing, and transportation processes. Design decisions for each feedstock supply system unit operation impact the engineering design and performance of the other system elements. These interdependencies are further complicated by spatial and temporal variances such as climate conditions and biomass characteristics. This paper develops an integrated model that couples a SQL-based data management engine and systems dynamics models to design and evaluate biomass feedstock supply systems. The integrated model, called the Biomass Logistics Model (BLM), includes a suite of databases that provide 1) engineering performance data for hundreds of equipment systems, 2) spatially explicit labor cost datasets, and 3) local tax and regulation data. The BLM analytic engine is built in the systems dynamics software package PowersimTM. The BLM is designed to work with thermochemical and biochemical based biofuel conversion platforms and accommodates a range of cellulosic biomass types (i.e., herbaceous residues, short- rotation woody and herbaceous energy crops, woody residues, algae, etc.). The BLM simulates the flow of biomass through the entire supply chain, tracking changes in feedstock characteristics (i.e., moisture content, dry matter, ash content, and dry bulk density) as influenced by the various operations in the supply chain. By accounting for all of the equipment that comes into contact with biomass from the point of harvest to the throat of the conversion facility and the change in characteristics, the BLM evaluates economic performance of the engineered system, as well as determining energy consumption and green house gas performance of the design. This paper presents a BLM case study delivering corn stover to produce cellulosic ethanol. The case study utilizes the BLM to model the performance of several feedstock supply system designs. The case study also explores the impact of temporal variations in climate conditions to test the sensitivity of the engineering designs. Results from the case study show that under certain conditions corn stover can be delivered to the cellulosic ethanol biorefinery for $35/dry ton.

David J. Muth, Jr.; Jacob J. Jacobson; Kenneth M. Bryden

2013-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

415

Characterizing the bending and flexibility induced by bulges in DNA duplexes  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

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

416

Final Technical Report, Oct 2004 - Nov. 2006, High Performance Flexible Reversible Solid Oxide Fuel Cell  

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This report summarizes the work performed for the program entitled High Performance Flexible Reversible Solid Oxide Fuel Cell under Cooperative Agreement DE-FC36-04GO14351 for the U. S. Department of Energy. The overall objective of this project is to demonstrate a single modular stack that generates electricity from a variety of fuels (hydrogen and other fuels such as biomass, distributed natural gas, etc.) and when operated in the reverse mode, produces hydrogen from steam. This project has evaluated and selected baseline cell materials, developed a set of materials for oxygen and hydrogen electrodes, and optimized electrode microstructures for reversible solid oxide fuel cells (RSOFCs); and demonstrated the feasibility and operation of a RSOFC multi-cell stack. A 10-cell reversible SOFC stack was operated over 1000 hours alternating between fuel cell (with hydrogen and methane as fuel) and steam electrolysis modes. The stack ran very successfully with high power density of 480 mW/cm2 at 0.7V and 80% fuel utilization in fuel cell mode and >6 SLPM hydrogen production in steam electrolysis mode using about 1.1 kW electrical power. The hydrogen generation is equivalent to a specific capability of 2.59 Nm3/m2 with electrical energy demand of 3 kWh/Nm3. The performance stability in electrolysis mode was improved vastly during the program with a degradation rate reduction from 8000 to 200 mohm-cm2/1000 hrs. This was accomplished by increasing the activity and improving microstructure of the oxygen electrode. Both cost estimate and technology assessment were conducted. Besides the flexibility running under both fuel cell mode and electrolysis mode, the reversible SOFC system has the potentials for low cost and high efficient hydrogen production through steam electrolysis. The cost for hydrogen production at large scale was estimated at ~$2.7/kg H2, comparing favorably with other electrolysis techology.

Guan, Jie; Minh, Nguyen

2007-02-21T23:59:59.000Z

417

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

E-Print Network [OSTI]

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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Masters Thesis- Criticality Alarm System Design Guide with Accompanying Alarm System Development for the Radioisotope Production Laboratory in Richland, Washington  

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A detailed instructional manual was created to guide criticality safety engineers through the process of designing a criticality alarm system (CAS) for Department of Energy (DOE) hazard class 1 and 2 facilities. Regulatory and technical requirements were both addressed. A list of design tasks and technical subtasks are thoroughly analyzed to provide concise direction for how to complete the analysis. An example of the application of the design methodology, the Criticality Alarm System developed for the Radioisotope Production Laboratory (RPL) of Richland, Washington is also included. The analysis for RPL utilizes the Monte Carlo code MCNP5 for establishing detector coverage in the facility. Significant improvements to the existing CAS were made that increase the reliability, transparency, and coverage of the system.

Greenfield, Bryce A.

2009-12-20T23:59:59.000Z

419

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

E-Print Network [OSTI]

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

420

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

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Advanced Turbine Systems Program conceptual design and product development. Quarterly report, November 1994--January 1995  

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Objective of Phase II of the ATS Program is to provide the conceptual design and product development plan for anultra high efficiency, environmentally superior and cost competitive industrial gas turbine system to be commercialized by the year 2000. Technical progress covered in this report is confined to Task 4 (conversion to coal) and the nine subtasks under Task 8 (design and test of critical components). These nine subtasks address six ATS technologies: catalytic combustion, recuperator, autothermal fuel reformer, high temperature turbine disc, advanced control system, and ceramic materials.

NONE

1995-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

422

Production of human interferon in a matrix perfusion-microcarrier bead system  

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and cellular debris, and must be clarif'ied by centrifugation or filtration. ~ht 11 d C 11 Ch h Dialysis Systems. Other systems f' or cell growth have been investigated using various specialized culture cham- bers. Rose and coworkers (85-89) established a... demonstrated similar concanavalin A binding and molecu- lar sieve chromatography properties. The kinetics of production of CEA by human colon adenocarcinoma cells in perfusion culture wss studied by Rutzky et al. (92). A biphasic release of CEA was detected...

Strand, Janie McMillion

1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

423

Advanced turbine systems program conceptual design and product development. Quarterly report, August--October, 1994  

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The objective of Phase 2 of the Advanced Turbine Systems (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. During this report period, the following tasks were completed: Market study; System definition and analysis; and Integrated program plans. Progress on Task 8, Design and Test of Critical Components, is also discussed. This particular task includes expanded materials and component research covering recuperators, combustion, autothermal fuel reformation, ceramics application and advanced gas turbine system controls.

NONE

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

424

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

425

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.

427

Process Flexibility Design in Unbalanced and Asymmetric Networks  

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4 Robust Process Flexibility Design 4.1 Basic Model3 Process Flexibility Design in Unbalanced Networks 3.12.4 Other settings where process flexibility design has been

Deng, Tianhu

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

428

System Evaluations and Life-Cycle Cost Analyses for High-Temperature Electrolysis Hydrogen Production Facilities  

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This report presents results of system evaluations and lifecycle cost analyses performed for several different commercial-scale high-temperature electrolysis (HTE) hydrogen production concepts. The concepts presented in this report rely on grid electricity and non-nuclear high-temperature process heat sources for the required energy inputs. The HYSYS process analysis software was used to evaluate both central plant designs for large-scale hydrogen production (50,000 kg/day or larger) and forecourt plant designs for distributed production and delivery at about 1,500 kg/day. The HYSYS software inherently ensures mass and energy balances across all components and it includes thermodynamic data for all chemical species. The optimized designs described in this report are based on analyses of process flow diagrams that included realistic representations of fluid conditions and component efficiencies and operating parameters for each of the HTE hydrogen production configurations analyzed. As with previous HTE system analyses performed at the INL, a custom electrolyzer model was incorporated into the overall process flow sheet. This electrolyzer model allows for the determination of the average Nernst potential, cell operating voltage, gas outlet temperatures, and electrolyzer efficiency for any specified inlet steam, hydrogen, and sweep-gas flow rates, current density, cell active area, and external heat loss or gain. The lifecycle cost analyses were performed using the H2A analysis methodology developed by the Department of Energy (DOE) Hydrogen Program. This methodology utilizes spreadsheet analysis tools that require detailed plant performance information (obtained from HYSYS), along with financial and cost information to calculate lifecycle costs. There are standard default sets of assumptions that the methodology uses to ensure consistency when comparing the cost of different production or plant design options. However, these assumptions may also be varied within the spreadsheets when better information is available or to allow the performance of sensitivity studies. The selected reference plant design for this study was a 1500 kg/day forecourt hydrogen production plant operating in the thermal-neutral mode. The plant utilized industrial natural gas-fired heaters to provide process heat, and grid electricity to supply power to the electrolyzer modules and system components. Modifications to the reference design included replacing the gas-fired heaters with electric resistance heaters, changing the operating mode of the electrolyzer (to operate below the thermal-neutral voltage), and considering a larger 50,000 kg/day central hydrogen production plant design. Total H2A-calculated hydrogen production costs for the reference 1,500 kg/day forecourt hydrogen production plant were $3.42/kg. The all-electric plant design using electric resistance heaters for process heat, and the reference design operating below the thermal-neutral voltage had calculated lifecycle hydrogen productions costs of $3.55/kg and $5.29/kg, respectively. Because of its larger size and associated economies of scale, the 50,000 kg/day central hydrogen production plant was able to produce hydrogen at a cost of only $2.89/kg.

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

2012-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

429

Method and System for the Production of Hydrogen at Reduced VHTR Outlet Temperatures  

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The Department of Energy and the Idaho National Laboratory are developing a Next Generation Nuclear Plant (NGNP) to serve as a demonstration of state-of-the-art nuclear technology. The purpose of the demonstration is two fold 1) efficient low cost energy generation and 2) hydrogen production. Although a next generation plant could be developed as a single-purpose facility dedicated to hydrogen production, early designs are expected to be dual purpose. While hydrogen production and advanced energy cycles are still in its early stages of development, research towards coupling a high temperature reactor with electrical generation and hydrogen production is under way. Many aspects of the NGNP must be researched and developed in order to make recommendations on the final design of the plant. Parameters such as working conditions, cycle components, working fluids, and power conversion unit configurations must be understood. The integrated system of a Very High Temperature Reactor (VHTR) and a High Temperature Steam Electrolysis (HTSE) hydrogen production plant is being investigated and this system, as it is currently envisioned, will produce hydrogen by utilizing a highly efficient VHTR with a VHTR outlet temperature of 900C to supply the necessary energy and electricity to the HTSE unit. Though the combined system may produce hydrogen and electricity with high efficiency, the choices of materials that are suitable for use at 900C are limited due to high-temperature strength, corrosion, and durability (creep) considerations. The lack of materials that are ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers) code-certified at these temperatures is also a problem, and is a barrier to commercial deployment. If the current system concept can be modified to produce hydrogen with comparable efficiency at lower temperatures, then the technical barriers related to materials selection and use might be eliminated, and the integrated system may have a much greater probability of succeeding at the commercial scale. This paper describes a means to reduce the outlet temperature of the VHTR to approximately 700C while still maintaining plant high efficiency.

Chang H. Oh; Eung S. Kim

2009-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

430

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

431

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...

432

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...

433

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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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...

435

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

436

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

437

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

DOE Patents [OSTI]

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

438

Advanced Turbine Systems Program -- Conceptual design and product development. Quarterly report, August 1--October 31, 1995  

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The objective of Phase 2 of the Advanced Turbine Systems (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. This quarterly report, addresses only Task 4, conversion of a gas turbine to a coal-fired gas turbine, which was completed during the quarter and the nine subtasks included in Task 8, design and test of critical components. These nine subtasks address six ATS technologies as follows: catalytic combustion; recuperator; autothermal fuel reformer; high temperature turbine disc; advanced control system (MMI); and ceramic materials.

NONE

1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

439

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

E-Print Network [OSTI]

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

440

Fission-product aerosol sampling system for LWR experiments in the TREAT reactor  

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This work summarizes the design and collection characteristics of a fission-product aerosol sampling system that was developed for a series of light water reactor (LWR) source-term experiments under consideration for performance in 1984 at Argonne National Laboratory's TREAT reactor. These tests would be performed using a bundle of four preirradiated, Zircaloy-clad LWR fuel pins. In these tests, fuel pin integrity would be breached under various simulated accident conditions. The aerosol sampling system was designed to efficiently extract and collect these aerosols such that time-averaged aerosol size distributions, number concentrations and mass loadings could be determined accurately for each experiment, using a combination of real-time and time-interval measurements and post-test analytical techniques. The entire system also was designed to be disassembled remotely because of potentially high levels of radioactivity.

Dunn, P.F.

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Ideals and flexibility in close relationships  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

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

442

A flexible design framework for autonomous mowing  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

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

443

Direct transfer of graphene onto flexible substrates  

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In this paper we explore the direct transfer via lamination of chemical vapor deposition graphene onto different flexible substrates. The transfer method investigated here is fast, simple, and does not require an intermediate ...

Araujo, P. T.

444

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

445

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"  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

- 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

446

System Dynamics Sustainability Model of Palm-Oil Based Biodiesel Production Chain in Indonesia  

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The nature of biodiesel production itself is complex with multisectors and multi-actors conditions, and with addition of sustainability issues from various stakeholder, created a complex challenges for developing the biodiesel industry. In order to understand of the complexity, this research developed a comprehensive sustainability model to draw the relationships and analyze the effects of government policy for stimulating biodiesel industry using the combination methods of process mapping, financial modeling, life cycle analysis (LCA) and business sustainability strategy. The model combines its output translated into a complete sustainability index of financial, social and environment. The model simulation results show that accomplishment of a sustainable biodiesel production within the target and timeframe is impossible without releasing the subsidized price of diesel fuel and further directions from the government. I Index Terms biodiesel, system dynamics, sustainability

Akhmad Hidayatno; Aziiz Sutrisno; Yuri M. Zagloel; Widodo W. Purwanto

447

Flexible Coal: Evolution from Baseload to Peaking Plant (Brochure)  

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Twenty-first century power systems, with higher penetration levels of low-carbon energy, smart grids, and other emerging technologies, will favor resources that have low marginal costs and provide system flexibility (e.g., the ability to cycle on and off to follow changes in variable renewable energy plant output). Questions remain about both the fate of coal plants in this scenario and whether they can cost-effectively continue to operate if they cycle routinely. The experience from the CGS plant demonstrates that coal plants can become flexible resources. This flexibility - namely the ability to cycle on and off and run at lower output (below 40% of capacity) - requires limited hardware modifications but extensive modifications to operational practice. Cycling does damage the plant and impact its life expectancy compared to baseload operations. Nevertheless, strategic modifications, proactive inspections and training programs, among other operational changes to accommodate cycling, can minimize the extent of damage and optimize the cost of maintenance. CGS's cycling, but not necessarily the associated price tag, is replicable. Context - namely, power market opportunities and composition of the generation fleet - will help determine for other coal plants the optimal balance between the level of cycling-related forced outages and the level of capital investment required to minimize those outages. Replicating CGS's experience elsewhere will likely require a higher acceptance of forced outages than regulators and plant operators are accustomed to; however, an increase in strategic maintenance can minimize the impact on outage rates.

Cochran, J.; Lew, D.; Kumar, N.

2013-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

448

Advanced turbine systems program conceptual design and product development. Annual report, August 1993--July 1994  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

This Yearly Technical Progress Report covers the period August 3, 1993 through July 31, 1994 for Phase 2 of the Advanced Turbine Systems (ATS) Program by Solar Turbines Incorporated under DOE Contract No. DE-AC421-93MC30246. As allowed by the Contract (Part 3, Section J, Attachment B) this report is also intended to fulfill the requirements for a fourth quarterly report. The objective of Phase 2 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 in the year 2000. During the period covered by this report, Solar has completed three of eight program tasks and has submitted topical reports. These three tasks included a Project Plan submission of information required by NEPA, and the selection of a Gas-Fueled Advanced Turbine System (GFATS). In the latest of the three tasks, Solar`s Engineering team identified an intercooled and recuperated (ICR) gas turbine as the eventual outcome of DOE`s ATS program coupled with Solar`s internal New Product Introduction (NPI) program. This machine, designated ``ATS50`` will operate at a thermal efficiency (turbine shaft power/fuel LHV) of 50 percent, will emit less than 10 parts per million of NOx and will reduce the cost of electricity by 10 percent. It will also demonstrate levels of reliability, availability, maintainability, and durability (RAMD) equal to or better than those of today`s gas turbine systems. Current activity is concentrated in three of the remaining five tasks a Market Study, GFATS System Definition and Analysis, and the Design and Test of Critical Components.

NONE

1994-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

449

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

450

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

451

Method, systems, and computer program products for implementing function-parallel network firewall  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

Methods, systems, and computer program products for providing function-parallel firewalls are disclosed. According to one aspect, a function-parallel firewall includes a first firewall node for filtering received packets using a first portion of a rule set including a plurality of rules. The first portion includes less than all of the rules in the rule set. At least one second firewall node filters packets using a second portion of the rule set. The second portion includes at least one rule in the rule set that is not present in the first portion. The first and second portions together include all of the rules in the rule set.

Fulp, Errin W. (Winston-Salem, NC); Farley, Ryan J. (Winston-Salem, NC)

2011-10-11T23:59:59.000Z

452

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

ScienceCinema (OSTI)

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

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Design of a Small-Scale Biodiesel Production System Jeffrey Anderson, Jessica Caceres, Ali Khazaei, Jedidiah Shirey  

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Design of a Small-Scale Biodiesel Production System Jeffrey Anderson, Jessica Caceres, Ali Khazaei acreage and biodiesel output. Monte Carlo Simulation Objective: 1) Biodiesel Production Simulation: Determines biodiesel yield and Net Energy Ration of each crop alternative 1) Business Simulation: Determines

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

E-Print Network [OSTI]

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

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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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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

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Advantages of the PDS Products Extreme flexibility that allows  

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Emitter o Base o Collector o Channel stop o Isolation o Guard rings o Resistor o Capacitor o Solar cells o wafers are edge-stacked perpendicular to the tube axis in cross-slotted furnace carriers. Gases and Flow

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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

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

E-Print Network [OSTI]

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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DOE Hydrogen, Fuel Cells and Infrastructure Technologies Program Integrated Hydrogen Production, Purification and Compression System  

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The project was started in April 2005 with the objective to meet the DOE target of delivered hydrogen of <$1.50/gge, which was later revised by DOE to $2-$3/gge range for hydrogen to be competitive with gasoline as a fuel for vehicles. For small, on-site hydrogen plants being evaluated at the time for refueling stations (the 'forecourt'), it was determined that capital cost is the main contributor to the high cost of delivered hydrogen. The concept of this project was to reduce the cost by combining unit operations for the entire generation, purification, and compression system (refer to Figure 1). To accomplish this, the Fluid Bed Membrane Reactor (FBMR) developed by MRT was used. The FBMR has hydrogen selective, palladium-alloy membrane modules immersed in the reformer vessel, thereby directly producing high purity hydrogen in a single step. The continuous removal of pure hydrogen from the reformer pushes the equilibrium 'forward', thereby maximizing the productivity with an associated reduction in the cost of product hydrogen. Additional gains were envisaged by the integration of the novel Metal Hydride Hydrogen Compressor (MHC) developed by Ergenics, which compresses hydrogen from 0.5 bar (7 psia) to 350 bar (5,076 psia) or higher in a single unit using thermal energy. Excess energy from the reformer provides up to 25% of the power used for driving the hydride compressor so that system integration improved efficiency. Hydrogen from the membrane reformer is of very high, fuel cell vehicle (FCV) quality (purity over 99.99%), eliminating the need for a separate purification step. The hydride compressor maintains hydrogen purity because it does not have dynamic seals or lubricating oil. The project team set out to integrate the membrane reformer developed by MRT and the hydride compression system developed by Ergenics in a single package. This was expected to result in lower cost and higher efficiency compared to conventional hydrogen production technologies. The overall objective was to develop an integrated system to directly produce high pressure, high-purity hydrogen from a single unit, which can meet the DOE cost H2 cost target of $2 - $3/gge when mass produced. The project was divided into two phases with the following tasks and corresponding milestones, targets and decision points. Phase 1 - Task 1 - Verify feasibility of the concept, perform a detailed techno-economic analysis, and develop a test plan; and Task 2: Build and experimentally test a Proof of Concept (POC) integrated membrane reformer/metal hydride compressor system. Phase 2 - Task 3: Build an Advanced Prototype (AP) system with modifications based on POC learning and demonstrate at a commercial site; and Task 4: Complete final product design for mass manufacturing units capable of achieving DOE 2010 H2 cost and performance targets.

Tamhankar, Satish; Gulamhusein, Ali; Boyd, Tony; DaCosta, David; Golben, Mark

2011-06-30T23:59:59.000Z

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

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

Beverly Seyler; John Grube

2004-12-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Superconducting Cable Having A Flexible Former  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

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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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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Manipulation of the Carbon Storage Regulator System for Metabolite Remodeling and Biofuel Production in Escherichia coli  

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metabolite remodeling and biofuel production in Escherichiathrough engineered biofuel pathways. A) Overexpression ofPP, Keasling JD: Advanced biofuel production in microbes.

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The development and implementation of a production information collection and reporting system  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Production information, which includes production counts and line downtime information, is of great importance for automobile assembly plants to diagnose equipment problems and improve line utilization. Outdated information ...

Liu, Haitao, 1975-

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

467

Developing a Portfolio of Sustainable Bioenergy Feedstock Production Systems for the US Midwest: A Research and Demonstration Project  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

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.

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Production cost and air emissions impacts of coal cycling in power systems with large-scale wind penetration  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Production cost and air emissions impacts of coal cycling in power systems with large-scale wind emissions impacts of coal cycling in power systems with large-scale wind penetration David Luke Oates, and SO2 emissions as well as for the profitability of coal plants, as calculated by our dispatch model

Jaramillo, Paulina

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Navy Mobility Fuels Forecasting System report: Navy fuel production in the year 2000  

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The Refinery Yield Model of the Navy Mobility Fuels Forecasting System has been used to study the feasibility and quality of Navy JP-5 jet fuel and F-76 marine diesel fuel for two scenarios in the year 2000. Both scenarios account for environmental regulations for fuels produced in the US and assume that Eastern Europe, the USSR, and the People's Republic of China have free market economies. One scenario is based on business-as-usual market conditions for the year 2000. The second scenario is similar to first except that USSR crude oil production is 24 percent lower. During lower oil production in the USSR., there are no adverse effects on Navy fuel availability, but JP-5 is generally a poorer quality fuel relative to business-as-usual in the year 2000. In comparison with 1990, there are two potential problems areas for future Navy fuel quality. The first problem is increased aromaticity of domestically produced Navy fuels. Higher percentages of aromatics could have adverse effects on storage, handling, and combustion characteristics of both JP-5 and F-76. The second, and related, problem is that highly aromatic light cycle oils are blended into F-76 at percentages which promote fuel instability. It is recommended that the Navy continue to monitor the projected trend toward increased aromaticity in JP-5 and F-76 and high percentages of light cycle oils in F-76. These potential problems should be important considerations in research and development for future Navy engines.

Hadder, G.R.; Davis, R.M.

1991-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Navy Mobility Fuels Forecasting System report: Navy fuel production in the year 2000  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The Refinery Yield Model of the Navy Mobility Fuels Forecasting System has been used to study the feasibility and quality of Navy JP-5 jet fuel and F-76 marine diesel fuel for two scenarios in the year 2000. Both scenarios account for environmental regulations for fuels produced in the US and assume that Eastern Europe, the USSR, and the People`s Republic of China have free market economies. One scenario is based on business-as-usual market conditions for the year 2000. The second scenario is similar to first except that USSR crude oil production is 24 percent lower. During lower oil production in the USSR., there are no adverse effects on Navy fuel availability, but JP-5 is generally a poorer quality fuel relative to business-as-usual in the year 2000. In comparison with 1990, there are two potential problems areas for future Navy fuel quality. The first problem is increased aromaticity of domestically produced Navy fuels. Higher percentages of aromatics could have adverse effects on storage, handling, and combustion characteristics of both JP-5 and F-76. The second, and related, problem is that highly aromatic light cycle oils are blended into F-76 at percentages which promote fuel instability. It is recommended that the Navy continue to monitor the projected trend toward increased aromaticity in JP-5 and F-76 and high percentages of light cycle oils in F-76. These potential problems should be important considerations in research and development for future Navy engines.

Hadder, G.R.; Davis, R.M.

1991-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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On the production mechanism of Sigma-hypernuclear systems in A(K-,pi+-) reactions  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

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

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Production and Width of the Pentaquark Theta+(1540) in Strangeness Production in the Proton-Proton System  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

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

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Multiscale multiphysics and multidomain modelsFlexibility and rigidity  

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The emerging complexity of large macromolecules has led to challenges in their full scale theoretical description and computer simulation. Multiscale multiphysics and multidomain models have been introduced to reduce the number of degrees of freedom while maintaining modeling accuracy and achieving computational efficiency. A total energy functional is constructed to put energies for polar and nonpolar solvation, chemical potential, fluid flow, molecular mechanics, and elastic dynamics on an equal footing. The variational principle is utilized to derive coupled governing equations for the above mentioned multiphysical descriptions. Among these governing equations is the Poisson-Boltzmann equation which describes continuum electrostatics with atomic charges. The present work introduces the theory of continuum elasticity with atomic rigidity (CEWAR). The essence of CEWAR is to formulate the shear modulus as a continuous function of atomic rigidity. As a result, the dynamics complexity of a macromolecular system is separated from its static complexity so that the more time-consuming dynamics is handled with continuum elasticity theory, while the less time-consuming static analysis is pursued with atomic approaches. We propose a simple method, flexibility-rigidity index (FRI), to analyze macromolecular flexibility and rigidity in atomic detail. The construction of FRI relies on the fundamental assumption that protein functions, such as flexibility, rigidity, and energy, are entirely determined by the structure of the protein and its environment, although the structure is in turn determined by all the interactions. As such, the FRI measures the topological connectivity of protein atoms or residues and characterizes the geometric compactness of the protein structure. As a consequence, the FRI does not resort to the interaction Hamiltonian and bypasses matrix diagonalization, which underpins most other flexibility analysis methods. FRI's computational complexity is of O(N{sup 2}) at most, where N is the number of atoms or residues, in contrast to O(N{sup 3}) for Hamiltonian based methods. We demonstrate that the proposed FRI gives rise to accurate prediction of protein B-Factor for a set of 263 proteins. We show that a parameter free FRI is able to achieve about 95% accuracy of the parameter optimized FRI. An interpolation algorithm is developed to construct continuous atomic flexibility functions for visualization and use with CEWAR.

Xia, Kelin [Department of Mathematics, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan 48824 (United States)] [Department of Mathematics, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan 48824 (United States); Opron, Kristopher [Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan 48824 (United States)] [Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan 48824 (United States); Wei, Guo-Wei, E-mail: wei@math.msu.edu [Department of Mathematics, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan 48824 (United States) [Department of Mathematics, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan 48824 (United States); Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan 48824 (United States); Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan 48824 (United States)

2013-11-21T23:59:59.000Z

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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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1996-07-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Flexible Information Visualization of Multivariate Data from Biological Sequence Similarity Searches  

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Flexible Information Visualization of Multivariate Data from Biological Sequence Similarity of other vari­ ables. We present an enhanced system for interactive exploration of this multivariate data. We identify a larger set of useful variables in the information space. The new system involves more

Chi, Ed Huai-hsin

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Flexible Information Visualization of Multivariate Data from Biological Sequence Similarity Searches  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Flexible Information Visualization of Multivariate Data from Biological Sequence Similarity- ables. We present an enhanced system for interactive exploration of this multivariate data. We identify a larger set of useful variables in the information space. The new system involves more variables, so

Chi, Ed Huai-hsin

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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

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Flexible Bio-battery February 7, 2013  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

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.

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Flexible hydrogel-based functional composite materials  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

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 moldable conductive current-limiting materials  

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A current limiting PTC device (10) has two electrodes (14) with a thin film of electric conducting polymer material (20) disposed between the electrodes, the polymer material (20) having superior flexibility and short circuit performance, where the polymer material contains short chain aliphatic diepoxide, conductive filler particles, curing agent, and, preferably, a minor amount of bisphenol A epoxy resin.

Shea, John Joseph (Pittsburgh, PA); Djordjevic, Miomir B. (Milwaukee, WI); Hanna, William Kingston (Pittsburgh, PA)

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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WAGES, FLEXIBLE EXCHANGE RATES, AND MACROECONOMIC POLICY*  

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WAGES, FLEXIBLE EXCHANGE RATES, AND MACROECONOMIC POLICY* JEFFREY SACHS In an open economy with a floaLing exchange rate, the efficacy of fiscal and monetary policy depends fundamentally on the wage rate depreciation, while fiscal expansion has no output effect. These results hold only when real wages

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Health Care and Dependent Care Flexible  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

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

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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)

2010-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

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

E-Print Network [OSTI]

manufacturing systems performance indicators while using amanufacturing systems performance indicators while using atheir impact on performance indicators [24], and bundling

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

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Abstract--Over the last decades, research on microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) has focused on  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

-dimensional Surfaces with Applications on Flexible Microelectromechanical Systems," Applied Physics Letter, in press 3

Paris-Sud XI, Universit de

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The Flexible Display Center and Universal Display Corporation Produce Flexible, Full-Color AMOLED Prototype Displays  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

diode (AMOLED) display prototypes using the Center's bond/de-bond manufacturing/de-bond manufacturing process represents a tremendous step forward in the advancement of flexible Display's phosphorescent red, green and blue OLED materials, which have already

Rhoads, James

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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

2011-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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

2009-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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.

1995-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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)

1997-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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

2004-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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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Organism of options : a design strategy for flexible space  

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The need for "flexibility" of architecture has been increasing as recent social demands are rapidly changing. However, many buildings designed in the name of flexibility are blocky, boring, and actually quite inflexible ...

Kim, Young-Ju, M. Arch. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Enabling manufacturing flexibility issue resolution in advanced vehicle development  

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Manufacturing Flexibility is a broad term used to describe a metric that can be measured in many different ways. Current industry experts agree that Flexibility is one of the key measures that will help the automotive ...

Tomlin, Grace C. (Grace Catherine)

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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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Functional Flexibility in the Regulation of Src Family Kinases /  

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flexible or disordered protein lacks a peak and will eithercurve, whereas extended proteins lack a peak and will either

Jamros, Michael Alan

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Product Information Transparent  

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, transformers, amplifiers, high voltage resistor packs, and relays; adhesive/encapsulant for solar cellsProduct Information Solar FEATURES · Transparent · Cures to flexible elastomer · Constant cure rate elastomer, which is suited for the protection of electrical/electronic devices in solar applications. HOW

Yoo, S. J. Ben

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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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Solvation Free Energies of Alanine Peptides: The Effect of Flexibility  

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The electrostatic (?Gel), cavity-formation (?Gvdw), and total (?G) solvation free energies for 10 alanine peptides ranging in length (n) from 1 to 10 monomers were calculated. The free energies were computed both with xed, extended conformations of the peptides and again for some of the peptides without constraints. The solvation free energies, ?Gel, ?Gvdw, and ?G, were found to be linear in n, with the slopes of the best-fit lines being gamma_el, gamma_vdw, and gamma, respectively. Both gamma_el and gamma were negative for fixed and flexible peptides, and gamma_vdw was negative for fixed peptides. That gamma_vdw was negative was surprising, as experimental data on alkanes, theoretical models, and MD computations on small molecules and model systems generally suggest that gamma_vdw should be positive. A negative gamma_vdw seemingly contradicts the notion that ?Gvdw drives the initial collapse of the protein when it folds by favoring conformations with small surface areas, but when we computed ?Gvdw for the flexible peptides, thereby allowing the peptides to assume natural ensembles of more compact conformations, gamma-vdw was positive. Because most proteins do not assume extended conformations, a ?Gvdw that increases with increasing surface area may be typical for globular proteins. An alternative hypothesis is that the collapse is driven by intramolecular interactions. We show that the intramolecular van der Waal's interaction energy is more favorable for the flexible than for the extended peptides, seemingly favoring this hypothesis, but the large fluctuations in this energy may make attributing the collapse of the peptide to this intramolecular energy difficult.

Kokubo, Hironori; Harris, Robert C.; Asthagiri, Dilip; Pettitt, Bernard M.

2013-12-03T23:59:59.000Z

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Expert systems and the CPI product substitution review: A needs analysis for the US Bureau of Labor Statistics  

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This report presents recommendations relative to the use of expert systems and machine learning techniques by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to substantially automate product substitution decisions associated with the Consumer Price Index (CPI). Thirteen commercially available, PC-based expert system shells have received in-depth evaluations. Various machine learning techniques were also reviewed. Two recommendations are given: (1) BLS should use the expert system shell LEVEL5 OBJECT and establish a software development methodology for expert systems; and (2) BLS should undertake a small study to evaluate the potential of machine learning techniques to create and maintain the approximately 350 ELI-specific knowledge bases to be used in CPI product substitution review.

Arrowood, L.F.; Tonn, B.E.

1992-02-01T23:59:59.000Z