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Developing a Modeling Framework for Assessing Population Impacts of  

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Developing a Modeling Framework for Assessing Population Impacts of Developing a Modeling Framework for Assessing Population Impacts of Residential Air Quality Policies Speaker(s): Jennifer Logue Date: November 13, 2012 - 12:00pm Location: 90-3122 Seminar Host/Point of Contact: Brett Singer People spend the majority of their time in residences and the health burden of indoor air is significant. However, the definitions of "acceptable" and "good" indoor air quality (IAQ), and the most effective, energy efficient methods for achieving various levels of IAQ are still matters of research and debate. Current ventilation standards focus on minimum requirements for overall and mechanically provided ventilation rates, and vented combustion equipment, and require only the installation of kitchen and bath exhaust fans for source control. These standards generally are

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Assess current country plans, policies, practices, and capacities | Open  

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Assess current country plans, policies, practices, and capacities Assess current country plans, policies, practices, and capacities Jump to: navigation, search Stage 2 LEDS Home Introduction to Framework Assess current country plans, policies, practices, and capacities Develop_BAU Stage 4: Prioritizing and Planning for Actions Begin execution of implementation plans 1.0. Organizing the LEDS Process 1.1. Institutional Structure for LEDS 1.2. Workplan to Develop the LEDS 1.3. Roles and responsibilities to develop LEDS 2.1. Assess current country plans, policies, practices, and capacities 2.2. Compile lessons learned and good practices from ongoing and previous sustainable development efforts in the country 2.3. Assess public and private sector capacity to support initiatives 2.4. Assess and improve the national GHG inventory and other

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SUSTAINABLE HERITAGE TOURISM PLANNING IN ETHIOPIA: AN ASSESSMENT FRAMEWORK  

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SUSTAINABLE HERITAGE TOURISM PLANNING IN ETHIOPIA: AN ASSESSMENT FRAMEWORK by Stefanie Jones B Management Project No.: 532 Title: Sustainable Heritage Tourism Planning in Ethiopia: An Assessment Framework, and tested the utility of that framework in determining the potential for sustainable heritage tourism

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A framework for combining social impact assessment and risk assessment  

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An increasing focus on integrative approaches is one of the current trends in impact assessment. There is potential to combine impact assessment with various other forms of assessment, such as risk assessment, to make impact assessment and the management of social risks more effective. We identify the common features of social impact assessment (SIA) and social risk assessment (SRA), and discuss the merits of a combined approach. A hybrid model combining SIA and SRA to form a new approach called, ‘risk and social impact assessment’ (RSIA) is introduced. RSIA expands the capacity of SIA to evaluate and manage the social impacts of risky projects such as nuclear energy as well as natural hazards and disasters such as droughts and floods. We outline the three stages of RSIA, namely: impact identification, impact assessment, and impact management. -- Highlights: • A hybrid model to combine SIA and SRA namely RSIA is proposed. • RSIA can provide the proper mechanism to assess social impacts of natural hazards. • RSIA can play the role of ex-post as well as ex-ante assessment. • For some complicated and sensitive cases like nuclear energy, conducting a RSIA is necessary.

Mahmoudi, Hossein, E-mail: mahmoudi@uni-hohenheim.de [Department of Social Sciences in Agriculture, University of Hohenheim (Germany) [Department of Social Sciences in Agriculture, University of Hohenheim (Germany); Environmental Sciences Research Institute, Shahid Beheshti University, G.C. (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Renn, Ortwin [Department of Technology and Environmental Sociology (and DIALOGIK), University of Stuttgart (Germany)] [Department of Technology and Environmental Sociology (and DIALOGIK), University of Stuttgart (Germany); Vanclay, Frank [Department of Cultural Geography, Faculty of Spatial Sciences, University of Groningen, Groningen (Netherlands)] [Department of Cultural Geography, Faculty of Spatial Sciences, University of Groningen, Groningen (Netherlands); Hoffmann, Volker [Department of Social Sciences in Agriculture, University of Hohenheim (Germany)] [Department of Social Sciences in Agriculture, University of Hohenheim (Germany); Karami, Ezatollah [College of Agriculture, Shiraz University, Shiraz (Iran, Islamic Republic of)] [College of Agriculture, Shiraz University, Shiraz (Iran, Islamic Republic of)

2013-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Geodesic shape regression in the framework of currents  

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Geodesic shape regression in the framework of currents James Fishbaugh1 , Marcel Prastawa1 , Guido fully parameterize the geodesic shape evolution. This is in contrast to previous shape re- gression on the shape space and the corresponding re- gression function. In [5], a piecewise geodesic method has been

Prastawa, Marcel

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Geodesic shape regression in the framework of currents  

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Geodesic shape regression in the framework of currents James Fishbaugh1 , Marcel Prastawa1 , Guido fully parameterize the geodesic shape evolution. This is in contrast to previous shape re- gression and the corresponding re- gression function. In [5], a piecewise geodesic method has been proposed, which extends

Gerig, Guido

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Current developments in genomics challenge the established framework of  

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Current developments in genomics challenge the established framework of biomedical ethics because the empirical facts of the genomic science change too fast for the reflections of ethics to keep pace with for pragmatic moral guidance1 . Recent revelations about the human genome, such as the abundance of copy

Church, George M.

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Assess institutional frameworks for LEDS for land-use sector | Open Energy  

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Assess institutional frameworks for LEDS for land-use sector Assess institutional frameworks for LEDS for land-use sector Jump to: navigation, search Stage 3 LEDS Home Introduction to Framework Assess current country plans, policies, practices, and capacities Develop_BAU Stage 4: Prioritizing and Planning for Actions Begin execution of implementation plans 1.0. Organizing the LEDS Process 1.1. Institutional Structure for LEDS 1.2. Workplan to Develop the LEDS 1.3. Roles and responsibilities to develop LEDS 2.1. Assess current country plans, policies, practices, and capacities 2.2. Compile lessons learned and good practices from ongoing and previous sustainable development efforts in the country 2.3. Assess public and private sector capacity to support initiatives 2.4. Assess and improve the national GHG inventory and other

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Transportation System Readiness and Resiliency Assessment Framework: Readiness and Assess Resiliency of  

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Transportation System Readiness and Resiliency Assessment Framework: Readiness and Assess Resiliency of Transportation Systems (Infrastructure, Systems, Organization and Services) to Deter, Detect Flows Passenger Flows Supply Chain Efficiency Transportation: Energy Environment Safety Security Vehicle

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An Assessment of Fault Current Limiter Testing Requirements ...  

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An Assessment of Fault Current Limiter Testing Requirements An Assessment of Fault Current Limiter Testing Requirements The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Electricity...

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A Framework for Comparative Assessments of Energy Efficiency Policy Measures  

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When policy makers propose new policies, there is a need to assess the costs and benefits of the proposed policy measures, to compare them to existing and alternative policies, and to rank them according to their effectiveness. In the case of equipment energy efficiency regulations, comparing the effects of a range of alternative policy measures requires evaluating their effects on consumers’ budgets, on national energy consumption and economics, and on the environment. Such an approach should be able to represent in a single framework the particularities of each policy measure and provide comparable results. This report presents an integrated methodological framework to assess prospectively the energy, economic, and environmental impacts of energy efficiency policy measures. The framework builds on the premise that the comparative assessment of energy efficiency policy measures should (a) rely on a common set of primary data and parameters, (b) follow a single functional approach to estimate the energy, economic, and emissions savings resulting from each assessed measure, and (c) present results through a set of comparable indicators. This framework elaborates on models that the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has used in support of its rulemakings on mandatory energy efficiency standards. In addition to a rigorous analysis of the impacts of mandatory standards, DOE compares the projected results of alternative policy measures to those projected to be achieved by the standards. The framework extends such an approach to provide a broad, generic methodology, with no geographic or sectoral limitations, that is useful for evaluating any type of equipment energy efficiency market intervention. The report concludes with a demonstration of how to use the framework to compare the impacts estimated for twelve policy measures focusing on increasing the energy efficiency of gas furnaces in the United States.

Blum, Helcio; Atkinson, Barbara; Lekov, Alex

2011-05-24T23:59:59.000Z

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Assessment of Energy Production Potential from Ocean Currents...  

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Ocean Currents along the United States Coastline Assessment of Energy Production Potential from Ocean Currents along the United States Coastline Report summarizing the results of...

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The Product Process Service Life Cycle Assessment Framework to Estimate GHG Emissions for Highways  

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This chapter introduces readers to the Product Process Service (PPS) Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) framework. This framework is founded in principals of pavement life cycle assessment and provides the basis for too...

Amlan Mukherjee; Darrell Cass

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Geoengineering Downwelling Ocean Currents: A Cost Assessment  

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Downwelling ocean currents carry carbon into the deep ocean (the solubility pump), and play a ... weakening of the NADW is modification of downwelling ocean currents, by an increase in carbon concentration or ......

S. Zhou; P. C. Flynn

2005-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Cumulative impact assessments and bird/wind farm interactions: Developing a conceptual framework  

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The wind power industry has grown rapidly in the UK to meet EU targets of sourcing 20% of energy from renewable sources by 2020. Although wind power is a renewable energy source, there are environmental concerns over increasing numbers of wind farm proposals and associated cumulative impacts. Individually, a wind farm, or indeed any action, may have minor effects on the environment, but collectively these may be significant, potentially greater than the sum of the individual parts acting alone. EU and UK legislation requires a cumulative impact assessment (CIA) as part of Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA). However, in the absence of detailed guidance and definitions, such assessments within EIA are rarely adequate, restricting the acquisition of basic knowledge about the cumulative impacts of wind farms on bird populations. Here we propose a conceptual framework to promote transparency in CIA through the explicit definition of impacts, actions and scales within an assessment. Our framework requires improved legislative guidance on the actions to include in assessments, and advice on the appropriate baselines against which to assess impacts. Cumulative impacts are currently considered on restricted scales (spatial and temporal) relating to individual development EIAs. We propose that benefits would be gained from elevating CIA to a strategic level, as a component of spatially explicit planning.

Masden, Elizabeth A., E-mail: e.masden.1@research.gla.ac.u [Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, G12 8QQ (United Kingdom) and Boyd Orr Centre for Population and Ecosystem Health, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, G12 8QQ (United Kingdom); Fox, Anthony D., E-mail: tfo@dmu.d [Department of Wildlife Ecology and Biodiversity, National Environmental Research Institute, University of Aarhus, Kalo, Grenavej 14, 8410 Ronde (Denmark); Furness, Robert W., E-mail: r.furness@bio.gla.ac.u [Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, G12 8QQ (United Kingdom); Bullman, Rhys, E-mail: rhys.bullman@rpsgroup.co [Scottish Natural Heritage, The Beta Centre, Innovation Park, University of Stirling, Stirling FK9 4NF (United Kingdom); Haydon, Daniel T., E-mail: d.haydon@bio.gla.ac.u [Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, G12 8QQ (United Kingdom); Boyd Orr Centre for Population and Ecosystem Health, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, G12 8QQ (United Kingdom)

2010-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Assessment of the Current Level of Automation in the Manufacture...  

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Assessment of the Current Level of Automation in the Manufacture of Fuel Cell Systems for Combined Heat and Power Applications Michael Ulsh National Renewable Energy Laboratory...

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Assessment of Energy Production Potential from Ocean Currents...  

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

Assessment of Energy Production Potential from Ocean Currents along the United States Coastline Final Project Report September 15, 2013 Georgia Tech Research Corporation Award...

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FEASIBILITY ASSESSMENT OF SIMULTANEOUS OCEAN WIND AND CURRENT MEASUREMENTS  

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FEASIBILITY ASSESSMENT OF SIMULTANEOUS OCEAN WIND AND CURRENT MEASUREMENTS Ad Stoffelen, Jos de capability with sufficient accuracy for surface current estimation. Scatterometer Ocean Vector Wind (OVW-nadir measurement configuration. Sea surface current signature is one component of ocean surface motion. Several

Stoffelen, Ad

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Risk assessment framework for geologic carbon sequestration sites  

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We have developed a simple and transparent approach for assessing CO{sub 2} and brine leakage risk associated with CO{sub 2} injection at geologic carbon sequestration (GCS) sites. The approach, called the Certification Framework (CF), is based on the concept of effective trapping, which takes into account both the probability of leakage from the storage formation and impacts of leakage. The effective trapping concept acknowledges that GCS can be safe and effective even if some CO{sub 2} and brine were to escape from the storage formation provided the impact of such leakage is below agreed-upon limits. The CF uses deterministic process models to calculate expected well- and fault-related leakage fluxes and concentrations. These in turn quantify the impacts under a given leakage scenario to so-called 'compartments,' which comprise collections of vulnerable entities. The probabilistic part of the calculated risk comes from the likelihood of (1) the intersections of injected CO{sub 2} and related pressure perturbations with well or fault leakage pathways, and (2) intersections of leakage pathways with compartments. Two innovative approaches for predicting leakage likelihood, namely (1) fault statistics, and (2) fuzzy rules for fault and fracture intersection probability, are highlighted here.

Oldenburg, C.; Jordan, P.; Zhang, Y.; Nicot, J.-P.; Bryant, S.L.

2010-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Ten Years of Genetic Fuzzy Systems: Current Framework and New Trends O. Cordon, F. Herrera  

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algorithms GAs are general purpose search algorithms which use principles inspired by natural geneticsTen Years of Genetic Fuzzy Systems: Current Framework and New Trends O. Cord´on, F. Herrera Dept algorithms are search algorithms, based on natural genetics, that provide robust search capabilities in com

Hoffmann, Frank

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Methane Storage in Metal-Organic Frameworks: Current Records, Surprise Findings, and Challenges  

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bridging fuel to a low- carbon energy future. Methane delivers roughly twice the energy of coal in terms of the amount of carbon dioxide released. In contrast to coal, methane does so without dissipating mercuryMethane Storage in Metal-Organic Frameworks: Current Records, Surprise Findings, and Challenges

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A KNOWLEDGE BASED FRAMEWORK FOR THE DETECTION OF MEASUREMENT UNCERTAINTIES IN DERIVED SEA SURFACE CURRENT FIELDS  

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A KNOWLEDGE BASED FRAMEWORK FOR THE DETECTION OF MEASUREMENT UNCERTAINTIES IN DERIVED SEA SURFACE University of Technology, STS Institute, Hamburg, Germany 3 University of Hamburg, Centre for Marine with the currents to be measured. Optical flow due to other image features, e.g. ship wakes, does not correspond

Hamburg,.Universität

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3D/4D MODELLING, VISUALIZATION AND INFORMATION FRAMEWORKS: CURRENT U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY PRACTICE  

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33 3D/4D MODELLING, VISUALIZATION AND INFORMATION FRAMEWORKS: CURRENT U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY to visualize and model geologic data and information in 3 spatial dimensions (3D) and sometimes adding time in visualizing and coupling geologic, hydrologic, atmospheric, and biologic processes together into 3D/4D

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Assessment of solution uncertainties in single-column modeling frameworks  

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Single-column models (SCMs) have been extensively promoted in recent years as an effective means to develop and test physical parameterizations targeted for more complex three-dimensional climate models. Although there are some clear advantages associated with single-column modeling, there are also some significant disadvantages, including the absence of large-scale feedbacks. Basic limitations of an SCM framework can make it difficult to interpret solutions, and at times contribute to rather striking failures to identify even first-order sensitivities as they would be observed in a global climate simulation. This manuscript will focus on one of the basic experimental approaches currently exploited by the single-column modeling community, with an emphasis on establishing the inherent uncertainties in the numerical solutions. The analysis will employ the standard physics package from the NCAR CCM3 and will illustrate the nature of solution uncertainties that arise from nonlinearities in parameterized physics. The results of this study suggest the need to make use of an ensemble methodology when conducting single-column modeling investigations.

Hack, J.J.; Pedretti, J.A.

2000-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

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A Unified Framework for Reliability Assessment of Wind Energy Conversion Systems  

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1 A Unified Framework for Reliability Assessment of Wind Energy Conversion Systems Sebastian S a framework for assessing wind energy conversion systems (WECS) reliability in the face of external based on wind energy are: the impact of wind speed variability on system reliability [1]; WECS' reaction

Liberzon, Daniel

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A Framework for Reliability and Performance Assessment of Wind Energy Conversion Systems  

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1 A Framework for Reliability and Performance Assessment of Wind Energy Conversion Systems proposes a framework for reliability and dynamic performance assessment of wind energy conversion systems--Reliability, Dynamic Performance, Wind Power, Wind Energy Conversion System (WECS), Doubly-Fed Induction Generator

Liberzon, Daniel

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Life cycle assessment framework in agriculture on the farm level  

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Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) is a method that can be used to assess the environmental impact of agriculture, but impact categories and the functional unit of classical LCA’s must be adapted to the specific ... as ...

Guido Haas; Frank Wetterich…

2000-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A framework for clarifying the meaning of Triple Bottom-Line, Integrated, and Sustainability Assessment  

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Terms such as Integrated Assessment and Sustainability Assessment are used to label 'new' approaches to impact assessment that are designed to direct planning and decision-making towards sustainable development (SD). Established assessment techniques, such as EIA and SEA, are also widely promoted as SD 'tools'. This paper presents the findings of a literature review undertaken to identify the features that are typically promoted for improving the SD-directedness of assessments. A framework is developed which reconciles the broad range of emerging approaches and tackles the inconsistent use of terminology. The framework comprises a three-dimensional space defined by the following axes: the comprehensiveness of the SD coverage; the degree of 'integration' of the techniques and themes; and the extent to which a strategic perspective is adopted. By applying the framework, assessment approaches can be positioned relative to one another, enabling comparison on the basis of substance rather than semantics.

Hacking, Theo [Centre for Sustainable Development, Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge, Trumpington Street, Cambridge, CB2 1PZ (United Kingdom)], E-mail: t.hacking.03@cantab.net; Guthrie, Peter [Centre for Sustainable Development, Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge, Trumpington Street, Cambridge, CB2 1PZ (United Kingdom)

2008-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

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A framework for the assessment of severe accident management strategies  

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Severe accident management can be defined as the use of existing and/or altemative resources, systems and actors to prevent or mitigate a core-melt accident. For each accident sequence and each combination of severe accident management strategies, there may be several options available to the operator, and each involves phenomenological and operational considerations regarding uncertainty. Operational uncertainties include operator, system and instrumentation behavior during an accident. A framework based on decision trees and influence diagrams has been developed which incorporates such criteria as feasibility, effectiveness, and adverse effects, for evaluating potential severe accident management strategies. The framework is also capable of propagating both data and model uncertainty. It is applied to several potential strategies including PWR cavity flooding, BWR drywell flooding, PWR depressurization and PWR feed and bleed.

Kastenberg, W.E. [ed.; Apostolakis, G.; Dhir, V.K. [California Univ., Los Angeles, CA (United States). Dept. of Mechanical, Aerospace and Nuclear Engineering] [and others

1993-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An Uncertainty Assessment Framework for LCA-based Environmental Process Design  

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Abstract Environmental process design methods often incorporate life-cycle assessment (LCA) as a deterministic black-box methodology. However, LCA suffers from several sources of ambiguity and uncertainty. These limitations are particularly severe for the multi-functional processes typical for the chemical industry. This work introduces a rigorous uncertainty assessment framework. The framework quantifies data uncertainties and also uncertainties that result from fixing multi-functionality in LCA by allocation. The method is derived from a matrix-framework for LCA and applied to a comparison of alternative chlorine electrolysis technologies.

Johannes Jung; Niklas von der Assen; André Bardow

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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SAFE—A hierarchical framework for assessing the sustainability of agricultural systems  

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Sustainable development and the definition of indicators to assess progress towards sustainability have become a high priority in scientific research and on policy agendas. In this paper, we propose a consistent and comprehensive framework of principles, criteria and indicators (PC&I) for sustainability assessment of agricultural systems, referred to as the Sustainability Assessment of Farming and the Environment (SAFE) framework. In addition we formulate consistent and objective approaches for indicator identification and selection. The framework is designed for three spatial levels: the parcel level, the farm level and a higher spatial level that can be the landscape, the region or the state. The SAFE framework is hierarchical as it is composed of principles, criteria, indicators and reference values in a structured way. Principles are related to the multiple functions of the agro-ecosystem, which go clearly beyond the production function alone. The multifunctional character of the agro-ecosystem encompasses the three pillars of sustainability: the environmental, economic and social pillars. Indicators and reference values are the end-products of the framework. They are the operational tools that are used for evaluating the sustainability of the agro-ecosystems. The proposed analytical framework is not intended to find a common solution for sustainability in agriculture as a whole, but to serve as an assessment tool for the identification, the development and the evaluation of agricultural production systems, techniques and policies.

N. Van Cauwenbergh; K. Biala; C. Bielders; V. Brouckaert; L. Franchois; V. Garcia Cidad; M. Hermy; E. Mathijs; B. Muys; J. Reijnders; X. Sauvenier; J. Valckx; M. Vanclooster; B. Van der Veken; E. Wauters; A. Peeters

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An Integrated Assessment Framework for Uncertainty Studies in Global and Regional Climate Change: The IGSM-CAM  

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This paper describes an integrated assessment framework for uncertainty studies in global and regional climate change. In this framework, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Integrated Global System Model (IGSM), ...

Monier, Erwan

2012-06-18T23:59:59.000Z

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Framework for Proliferation Resistance and Physical Protection for Nonproliferation Impact Assessments.  

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This report describes a framework for proliferation resistance and physical protection evaluation for the fuel cycle systems envisioned in the expansion of nuclear power for electricity generation. The methodology is based on an approach developed as part of the Generation IV technical evaluation framework and on a qualitative evaluation approach to policy factors similar to those that were introduced in previous Nonproliferation Impact Assessments performed by DOE.

Bari,R.

2008-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A planning-oriented sustainability assessment framework for peri-urban water management in developing countries  

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Abstract DPSIR and the three-pillar model are well-established frameworks for sustainability assessment. This paper proposes a planning-oriented sustainability assessment framework (POSAF). It is informed by those frameworks but differs insofar as it puts more emphasis on a constructivist conception which recognises that sustainability needs to be defined anew for each planning problem. In finding such a consensus definition, POSAF uses participatory scenario analysis and participatory planning, technical feasibility study, participatory assessment, analysis of trade-offs and social networks in an unusual combination and for goals that differ from the original conceptions of these methods. POSAF was applied in a peri-urban area of Mexico City for the design of improved water service provision, integrating solid waste management. It supported consensus amongst users about the importance of environmental issues, informed planners about the values of stakeholders and users, detected local differences, and identified possible conflicts at an early stage of decision-making.

Markus Starkl; Norbert Brunner; Eduardo López; José Luis Martínez-Ruiz

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Framework for Assessing Collaborative Capacity in Community-Based Public Forest Management  

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Increasingly, agency managers and local stakeholders are utilizing collaborative approaches to address publicA Framework for Assessing Collaborative Capacity in Community-Based Public Forest Management Antony Science+Business Media, LLC 2011 Abstract Community-based collaborative groups involved in public natural

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A framework for assessing ecological risks of petroleum-derived materials in soil  

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Ecological risk assessment estimates the nature and likelihood of effects of human actions on nonhuman organisms, populations, and ecosystems. It is intended to be clearer and more rigorous in its approach to estimation of effects and uncertainties than previously employed methods of ecological assessment. Ecological risk assessment is characterized by a standard paradigm that includes problem formulation, analysis of exposure and effects, risk characterization, and communication with a risk manager. This report provides a framework that applies the paradigm to the specific problem of assessing the ecological risks of petroleum in soil. This type of approach requires that assessments be performed in phases: (1) a scoping assessment to determine whether there is a potential route of exposure for potentially significant ecological receptors; (2) a screening assessment to determine whether exposures could potentially reach toxic levels; and (3) a definitive assessment to estimate the nature, magnitude, and extent of risks. The principal technical issue addressed is the chemically complex nature of petroleum--a complexity that may be dealt with by assessing risks on the basis of properties of the whole material, properties of individual chemicals that are representative of chemical classes, distributions of properties of the constituents of chemical classes, properties of chemicals detected in the soil, and properties of indicator chemicals. The advantages and feasibility of these alternatives are discussed. The report concludes with research recommendations for improving each stage in the assessment process.

Suter, G.W. II

1997-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A methodological framework for assessing the employment effects associated with energy efficiency interventions in buildings  

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Abstract The global trend toward a low carbon, sustainable economy is widely acknowledged to create a large number of jobs across many sectors of the economy. The deployment of renewable and energy efficiency projects represent a large share of the so called green jobs and help retain current levels of employment especially in countries facing the socio-economic threat of increasing unemployment rates. These effects should be taken into account during the process of energy planning, but due to difficulties in their quantification this is not always feasible. This paper utilizes the input–output analysis and the adjusted earnings gain approach for assessing the employment effects associated with the implementation of energy saving interventions in the building sector, with a view to produce results that can be easily incorporated into cost–benefit analyses. The proposed framework, which comprises four basic steps, namely identification of all the potential changes in employment due to energy efficiency interventions, quantification of these employment effects in physical terms, calculation of the net present value of the estimated employment effects and monetization, has been implemented for three energy efficiency interventions widely implemented in Greek buildings. The results of the analysis clearly show that the exploitation of energy saving technologies in the Greek building stock generates significant employment benefits, ranging between €0.11 and 0.23 million per €1 million of investment in the base case scenario and reaching the 10–24% of the energy costs savings attributed to the implementation of these interventions throughout their entire lifetime.

S. Mirasgedis; C. Tourkolias; E. Pavlakis; D. Diakoulaki

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The impact and effectiveness of health impact assessment: A conceptual framework  

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The use of health impact assessment (HIA) has expanded rapidly and there are increasing demands for it to demonstrate its effectiveness. This paper presents a conceptual framework for evaluating HIA and describes its development through (i) a review of the literature, (ii) a review of work undertaken as part of a major HIA capacity building project and (iii) an in-depth study of seven completed HIAs. The framework emphasises context, process and impacts as key domains in understanding and evaluating the effectiveness of an HIA. This new framework builds upon the existing approaches to evaluating HIA and extends them to reflect the broad range of factors that comprise and influence the effectiveness of HIAs. It may be of use in evaluating completed HIAs and in planning HIAs that are yet to be undertaken. -- Highlights: ? The first empirically-derived conceptual framework for evaluating HIA ? It may also be useful for planning and reporting on HIAs. ? The framework emphasises context, process and impacts as key domains. ? A broad range of factors influence the effectiveness of HIAs.

Harris-Roxas, Ben, E-mail: ben@harrisroxashealth.com; Harris, Elizabeth, E-mail: e.harris@unsw.edu.au

2013-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Geothermal Water Use: Life Cycle Water Consumption, Water Resource Assessment, and Water Policy Framework  

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This report examines life cycle water consumption for various geothermal technologies to better understand factors that affect water consumption across the life cycle (e.g., power plant cooling, belowground fluid losses) and to assess the potential water challenges that future geothermal power generation projects may face. Previous reports in this series quantified the life cycle freshwater requirements of geothermal power-generating systems, explored operational and environmental concerns related to the geochemical composition of geothermal fluids, and assessed future water demand by geothermal power plants according to growth projections for the industry. This report seeks to extend those analyses by including EGS flash, both as part of the life cycle analysis and water resource assessment. A regional water resource assessment based upon the life cycle results is also presented. Finally, the legal framework of water with respect to geothermal resources in the states with active geothermal development is also analyzed.

Schroeder, Jenna N.

2014-06-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Mapping cultural ecosystem services: A framework to assess the potential for outdoor recreation across the EU  

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Abstract Research on ecosystem services mapping and valuing has increased significantly in recent years. However, compared to provisioning and regulating services, cultural ecosystem services have not yet been fully integrated into operational frameworks. One reason for this is that transdisciplinarity is required to address the issue, since by definition cultural services (encompassing physical, intellectual, spiritual interactions with biota) need to be analysed from multiple perspectives (i.e. ecological, social, behavioural). A second reason is the lack of data for large-scale assessments, as detailed surveys are a main source of information. Among cultural ecosystem services, assessment of outdoor recreation can be based on a large pool of literature developed mostly in social and medical science, and landscape and ecology studies. This paper presents a methodology to include recreation in the conceptual framework for EU wide ecosystem assessments (Maes et al., 2013), which couples existing approaches for recreation management at country level with behavioural data derived from surveys and population distribution data. The proposed framework is based on three components: the ecosystem function (recreation potential), the adaptation of the Recreation Opportunity Spectrum framework to characterise the ecosystem service and the distribution of potential demand in the EU. Results show that 38% of the EU is characterised by a high outdoor recreation potential, which is easily accessible, and that such areas can host about 35.4% of potential demand for close-to-home trips (recreation potential as an ecosystem service to EU citizens, to describe through country profiles differences in ecosystem service provision at regional level, and can be used as an input to land use planning processes.

Maria Luisa Paracchini; Grazia Zulian; Leena Kopperoinen; Joachim Maes; Jan Philipp Schägner; Mette Termansen; Marianne Zandersen; Marta Perez-Soba; Paul A. Scholefield; Giovanni Bidoglio

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A socio-technical framework for assessing the viability of carbon capture and storage technology  

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Carbon capture and storage (CCS) is seen as a key technology to tackle climate change. The principal idea of CCS is to remove carbon from the flue gases arising from burning fuels for electricity generation or industrial applications and to store the carbon in geological formations to prevent it from entering the atmosphere. Policy makers in several countries are supportive of the technology, but a number of uncertainties hamper its further development and deployment. The paper makes three related contributions to the literatures on socio-technical systems and technology assessment: 1) It systematically develops an interdisciplinary framework to assess the main uncertainties of CCS innovation. These include technical, economic, financial, political and societal issues. 2) It identifies important linkages between these uncertainties. 3) It develops qualitative and quantitative indicators for assessing these uncertainties. This framework aims to help decision making on CCS by private and public actors and is designed to be applicable to a wider range of low carbon technologies. The paper is based on a systematic review of the social science literature on CCS and on insights from innovation studies, as well as on interviews about assessment of new technologies with experts from a range of organisations and sectors.

Nils Markusson; Florian Kern; Jim Watson; Stathis Arapostathis; Hannah Chalmers; Navraj Ghaleigh; Philip Heptonstall; Peter Pearson; David Rossati; Stewart Russell

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A margin-based approach to vehicle threat assessment in a homotopy framework for semi-autonomous highway navigation  

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This thesis describes the design of an unified framework for threat assessment and the shared control between a human driver and the onboard controller, based on the notion of fields of safe travel. It allows to perform ...

Constantin, Alexandre, S.M. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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7/23/2014 NIDIS Drought and Water Assessment http://climate.colostate.edu/~drought/current_assessment.php 1/15  

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10/28/2014 NIDIS Drought and Water Assessment http://climate.colostate.edu/~drought/current_assessment.php 1/16  

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11/12/13 11:57 AMNIDIS Drought and Water Assessment Page 1 of 13http://climate.colostate.edu/%7Edrought/current_assessment.php  

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4/8/14 4:01 PMNIDIS Drought and Water Assessment Page 1 of 14http://climate.colostate.edu/~drought/current_assessment.php  

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8/6/13 2:18 PMNIDIS Drought and Water Assessment Page 1 of 13http://climate.colostate.edu/~drought/current_assessment.php  

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5/20/14, 12:27 PMNIDIS Drought and Water Assessment Page 1 of 13http://climate.colostate.edu/~drought/current_assessment.php  

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7/2/13 11:02 AMNIDIS Drought and Water Assessment Page 1 of 12http://climate.colostate.edu/~drought/current_assessment.php  

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7/16/13 1:33 PMNIDIS Drought and Water Assessment Page 1 of 12http://climate.colostate.edu/~drought/current_assessment.php  

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8/13/13 3:45 PMNIDIS Drought and Water Assessment Page 1 of 12http://climate.colostate.edu/~drought/current_assessment.php  

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Assessing Reliability of Substation Spare Current Transformer System  

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This paper relates a case study involving Current Transformers (CTs) from the electrical system of the Companhia Hidro Elétrica do São Francisco (CHESF) in order to estimate the optimum number of spare. Two mo...

Cristiano G. de Melo; Renata Maria Cardoso R. de Souza…

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Life cycle assessment and sustainability analysis of products, materials and technologies. Toward a scientific framework for sustainability life cycle analysis  

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There are many approaches to study the environmental and sustainability aspects of production and consumption. Some of these reside at the level of concepts, e.g., industrial ecology, design for environment, and cleaner production. Other approaches are based on the use of quantitative models, e.g., life cycle assessment, material flow accounting and strategic environmental assessment. This paper focuses on the development of a framework that is able to incorporate different models for environmental analysis, with the option of a broader scope that also includes economic and social aspects, thus covering the three pillars of sustainability. This framework builds on the ISO-framework for life cycle assessment, but takes a broader view, and allows us to move from micro questions on specific products, via meso questions on life styles up to macro questions in which the entire societal structure is part of the analysis.

Reinout Heijungs; Gjalt Huppes; Jeroen B. Guinée

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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1/7/14 11:54 AMNIDIS Drought and Water Assessment Page 1 of 13http://climate.colostate.edu/%7Edrought/current_assessment.php  

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Assessing thermal barrier coatings by eddy-current inversion  

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The nondestructive evaluation (NDE) of high-temperature coatings is one of the important factors in achieving a high level of structural integrity in advanced gas turbines. In this paper we demonstrate that sophisticated eddy-current techniques can be utilized to measure the thickness and remaining-life of high-temperature coatings. We discuss the difficult in-service case in which the time-temperature exposure of the combustion turbine blade has created a four-layered system in addition to the base metal.

Harold A. Sabbagh; Elias H. Sabbagh; R. Kim Murphy; John Nyenhuis

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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2/18/14 1:41 PMNIDIS Drought and Water Assessment Page 1 of 13http://climate.colostate.edu/~drought/current_assessment.php  

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10/22/13 3:38 PMNIDIS Drought and Water Assessment Page 1 of 13http://climate.colostate.edu/~drought/current_assessment.php  

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10/29/13 10:57 AMNIDIS Drought and Water Assessment Page 1 of 13http://climate.colostate.edu/~drought/current_assessment.php more up to #12;10/29/13 10:57 AMNIDIS Drought and Water Assessment Page 2 of 13http://climate.colostate.edu/~drought/current_assessment.php Assessment Page 3 of 13http://climate.colostate.edu/~drought/current_assessment.php Standardized

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10/1/13 2:46 PMNIDIS Drought and Water Assessment Page 1 of 13http://climate.colostate.edu/~drought/current_assessment.php  

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12/31/13 12:35 PMNIDIS Drought and Water Assessment Page 1 of 13http://climate.colostate.edu/~drought/current_assessment.php  

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11/26/13 12:27 PMNIDIS Drought and Water Assessment Page 1 of 13http://climate.colostate.edu/~drought/current_assessment.php  

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9/24/13 5:05 PMNIDIS Drought and Water Assessment Page 1 of 13http://climate.colostate.edu/~drought/current_assessment.php  

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4/1/14 2:47 PMNIDIS Drought and Water Assessment Page 1 of 13http://climate.colostate.edu/~drought/current_assessment.php  

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4/1/14 2:47 PMNIDIS Drought and Water Assessment Page 1 of 13http://climate.colostate.edu/~drought/current_assessment.php Drought and Water Assessment Page 2 of 13http://climate.colostate.edu/~drought/current_assessment.php than, particularly in the Green River basin. #12;4/1/14 2:47 PMNIDIS Drought and Water Assessment Page 3 of 13http://climate.colostate.edu/~drought/current_assessment.php

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4/16/13 12:22 PMNIDIS Drought and Water Assessment Page 1 of 11http://climate.colostate.edu/~drought/current_assessment.php  

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4/16/13 12:22 PMNIDIS Drought and Water Assessment Page 1 of 11http://climate.colostate.edu/~drought/current_assessment.php Precipitation: #12;4/16/13 12:22 PMNIDIS Drought and Water Assessment Page 2 of 11http://climate.colostate.edu/~drought/current_assessment.php River Forecast Center). #12;4/16/13 12:22 PMNIDIS Drought and Water Assessment Page 3 of 11http://climate.colostate.edu/~drought/current_assessment.php

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4/30/13 1:29 PMNIDIS Drought and Water Assessment Page 1 of 11http://climate.colostate.edu/~drought/current_assessment.php  

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4/30/13 1:29 PMNIDIS Drought and Water Assessment Page 1 of 11http://climate.colostate.edu/~drought/current_assessment.php Precipitation: #12;4/30/13 1:29 PMNIDIS Drought and Water Assessment Page 2 of 11http://climate.colostate.edu/~drought/current_assessment.php and Water Assessment Page 3 of 11http://climate.colostate.edu/~drought/current_assessment.php SNOTEL

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2/11/14 3:28 PMNIDIS Drought and Water Assessment Page 1 of 12http://climate.colostate.edu/~drought/current_assessment.php  

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2/11/14 3:28 PMNIDIS Drought and Water Assessment Page 1 of 12http://climate.colostate.edu/~drought/current_assessment.php Drought and Water Assessment Page 2 of 12http://climate.colostate.edu/~drought/current_assessment.php to the south #12;2/11/14 3:28 PMNIDIS Drought and Water Assessment Page 3 of 12http://climate.colostate.edu/~drought/current_assessment.php

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4/15/14 12:09 PMNIDIS Drought and Water Assessment Page 1 of 13http://climate.colostate.edu/~drought/current_assessment.php  

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4/15/14 12:09 PMNIDIS Drought and Water Assessment Page 1 of 13http://climate.colostate.edu/~drought/current_assessment.php:09 PMNIDIS Drought and Water Assessment Page 2 of 13http://climate.colostate.edu/~drought/current_assessment.php) with above normal conditons for #12;4/15/14 12:09 PMNIDIS Drought and Water Assessment Page 3 of 13http://climate.colostate.edu/~drought/current_assessment.php

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6/18/13 2:18 PMNIDIS Drought and Water Assessment Page 1 of 13http://climate.colostate.edu/~drought/current_assessment.php  

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6/18/13 2:18 PMNIDIS Drought and Water Assessment Page 1 of 13http://climate.colostate.edu/~drought/current_assessment.php:18 PMNIDIS Drought and Water Assessment Page 2 of 13http://climate.colostate.edu/~drought/current_assessment.php AND SNOWPACK #12;6/18/13 2:18 PMNIDIS Drought and Water Assessment Page 3 of 13http://climate.colostate.edu/~drought/current_assessment.php

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11/5/13 2:36 PMNIDIS Drought and Water Assessment Page 1 of 13http://climate.colostate.edu/~drought/current_assessment.php  

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11/5/13 2:36 PMNIDIS Drought and Water Assessment Page 1 of 13http://climate.colostate.edu/~drought/current_assessment.php;11/5/13 2:36 PMNIDIS Drought and Water Assessment Page 2 of 13http://climate.colostate.edu/~drought/current_assessment.php:36 PMNIDIS Drought and Water Assessment Page 3 of 13http://climate.colostate.edu/~drought/current_assessment.php

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4/23/13 2:01 PMNIDIS Drought and Water Assessment Page 1 of 11http://climate.colostate.edu/~drought/current_assessment.php  

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4/23/13 2:01 PMNIDIS Drought and Water Assessment Page 1 of 11http://climate.colostate.edu/~drought/current_assessment.php Precipitation: #12;4/23/13 2:01 PMNIDIS Drought and Water Assessment Page 2 of 11http://climate.colostate.edu/~drought/current_assessment.php and Water Assessment Page 3 of 11http://climate.colostate.edu/~drought/current_assessment.php SNOTEL

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5/13/14, 3:31 PMNIDIS Drought and Water Assessment Page 1 of 13http://climate.colostate.edu/~drought/current_assessment.php  

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5/13/14, 3:31 PMNIDIS Drought and Water Assessment Page 1 of 13http://climate.colostate.edu/~drought/current_assessment.php.00". #12;5/13/14, 3:31 PMNIDIS Drought and Water Assessment Page 2 of 13http://climate.colostate.edu/~drought/current_assessment.php:31 PMNIDIS Drought and Water Assessment Page 3 of 13http://climate.colostate.edu/~drought/current_assessment.php

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Algae biodiesel life cycle assessment using current commercial data  

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Abstract Autotrophic microalgae represent a potential feedstock for transportation fuels, but life cycle assessment (LCA) studies based on laboratory-scale or theoretical data have shown mixed results. We attempt to bridge the gap between laboratory-scale and larger scale biodiesel production by using cultivation and harvesting data from a commercial algae producer with ?1000 m2 production area (the base case), and compare that with a hypothetical scaled up facility of 101,000 m2 (the future case). Extraction and separation data are from Solution Recovery Services, Inc. Conversion and combustion data are from the Greenhouse Gases, Regulated Emissions, and Energy Use in Transportation Model (GREET). The LCA boundaries are defined as “pond-to-wheels”. Environmental impacts are quantified as NER (energy in/energy out), global warming potential, photochemical oxidation potential, water depletion, particulate matter, and total \\{NOx\\} and SOx. The functional unit is 1 MJ of energy produced in a passenger car. Results for the base case and the future case show an NER of 33.4 and 1.37, respectively and GWP of 2.9 and 0.18 kg CO2-equivalent, respectively. In comparison, petroleum diesel and soy diesel show an NER of 0.18 and 0.80, respectively and GWP of 0.12 and 0.025, respectively. A critical feature in this work is the low algal productivity (3 g/m2/day) reported by the commercial producer, relative to the much higher productivities (20–30 g/m2/day) reported by other sources. Notable results include a sensitivity analysis showing that algae with an oil yield of 0.75 kg oil/kg dry biomass in the future case can bring the NER down to 0.64, more comparable with petroleum diesel and soy biodiesel. An important assumption in this work is that all processes are fully co-located and that no transport of intermediate or final products from processing stage to stage is required.

Howard Passell; Harnoor Dhaliwal; Marissa Reno; Ben Wu; Ami Ben Amotz; Etai Ivry; Marcus Gay; Tom Czartoski; Lise Laurin; Nathan Ayer

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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12/3/13 3:07 PMNIDIS Drought and Water Assessment Page 1 of 13http://climate.colostate.edu/~drought/current_assessment.php  

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12/3/13 3:07 PMNIDIS Drought and Water Assessment Page 1 of 13http://climate.colostate.edu/~drought/current_assessment.php Juans. #12;12/3/13 3:07 PMNIDIS Drought and Water Assessment Page 2 of 13http://climate.colostate.edu/~drought/current_assessment.phphttp://climate.colostate.edu/~drought/current_assessment.php The top left image shows the Natural

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8/20/13 2:08 PMNIDIS Drought and Water Assessment Page 1 of 12http://climate.colostate.edu/~drought/current_assessment.php  

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8/20/13 2:08 PMNIDIS Drought and Water Assessment Page 1 of 12http://climate.colostate.edu/~drought/current_assessment.php of 12http://climate.colostate.edu/~drought/current_assessment.php Southeast CO is below 70% of average INDEX #12;8/20/13 2:08 PMNIDIS Drought and Water Assessment Page 3 of 12http://climate.colostate.edu/~drought/current_assessment.php

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11/19/13 11:40 AMNIDIS Drought and Water Assessment Page 1 of 13http://climate.colostate.edu/~drought/current_assessment.php  

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11/19/13 11:40 AMNIDIS Drought and Water Assessment Page 1 of 13http://climate.colostate.edu/~drought/current_assessment.php.25-2.00". #12;11/19/13 11:40 AMNIDIS Drought and Water Assessment Page 2 of 13http://climate.colostate.edu/~drought/current_assessment.php of 13http://climate.colostate.edu/~drought/current_assessment.php The top left image shows the Natural

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10/15/13 3:06 PMNIDIS Drought and Water Assessment Page 1 of 13http://climate.colostate.edu/~drought/current_assessment.php  

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10/15/13 3:06 PMNIDIS Drought and Water Assessment Page 1 of 13http://climate.colostate.edu/~drought/current_assessment.php of 13http://climate.colostate.edu/~drought/current_assessment.php Most of the CO Front Range #12;10/15/13 3:06 PMNIDIS Drought and Water Assessment Page 3 of 13http://climate.colostate.edu/~drought/current_assessment.php

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7/9/13 3:20 PMNIDIS Drought and Water Assessment Page 1 of 12http://climate.colostate.edu/~drought/current_assessment.php  

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7/9/13 3:20 PMNIDIS Drought and Water Assessment Page 1 of 12http://climate.colostate.edu/~drought/current_assessment.php of 12http://climate.colostate.edu/~drought/current_assessment.php Southeast CO and the San Luis Valley;7/9/13 3:20 PMNIDIS Drought and Water Assessment Page 3 of 12http://climate.colostate.edu/~drought/current_assessment.php

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8/27/13 11:54 AMNIDIS Drought and Water Assessment Page 1 of 12http://climate.colostate.edu/~drought/current_assessment.php  

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8/27/13 11:54 AMNIDIS Drought and Water Assessment Page 1 of 12http://climate.colostate.edu/~drought/current_assessment.php of 12http://climate.colostate.edu/~drought/current_assessment.php Southeast CO is below 70% of average;8/27/13 11:54 AMNIDIS Drought and Water Assessment Page 3 of 12http://climate.colostate.edu/~drought/current_assessment.php

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8/19/2014 NIDIS Drought and Water Assessment http://climate.colostate.edu/~drought/current_assessment.php 1/13  

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8/19/2014 NIDIS Drought and Water Assessment http://climate.colostate.edu/~drought/current_assessment.php http://climate.colostate.edu/~drought/current_assessment.php 2/13 UT saw some drier areas of less than precipitation. The parts of the UCRB that have been #12;8/19/2014 NIDIS Drought and Water Assessment http://climate.colostate.edu/~drought/current_assessment.php

Collett Jr., Jeffrey L.

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12/24/13 9:27 AMNIDIS Drought and Water Assessment Page 1 of 13http://climate.colostate.edu/~drought/current_assessment.php  

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12/24/13 9:27 AMNIDIS Drought and Water Assessment Page 1 of 13http://climate.colostate.edu/~drought/current_assessment.php between .25 and .5 inches, with #12;12/24/13 9:27 AMNIDIS Drought and Water Assessment Page 2 of 13http://climate.colostate.edu/~drought/current_assessment.phphttp://climate.colostate.edu/~drought/current_assessment.php The top left image shows the Natural

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12/10/13 12:46 PMNIDIS Drought and Water Assessment Page 1 of 13http://climate.colostate.edu/%7Edrought/current_assessment.php  

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Edrought/current_assessment.php PRECIPITATION The images above use daily precipitation statistics from NWS 2 of 13http://climate.colostate.edu/%7Edrought/current_assessment.php Eastern Colorado in contrast://climate.colostate.edu/%7Edrought/current_assessment.php The top left image shows the Natural Resources Conservation Service

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Assessment of Projected Life-Cycle Costs for Wave, Tidal, Ocean Current, and In-Stream Hydrokinetic Power  

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

Assessment of Projected Life-Cycle Costs for Wave, Tidal, Ocean Current, and In-Stream Hydrokinetic Power

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ASSESSMENT OF THE IPR ALGORITHM FOR THE DIFFERENTIAL FUNCTIONING OF ITEMS AND TESTS FRAMEWORK.  

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??The Diferential Functioning of Items and Tests (DFIT) framework is a widely used test of di erential functioning. DFIT uses the Item Parameter Replication (IPR)… (more)

NEUHENGEN, JONAS M.

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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E-Print Network 3.0 - assessment framework meraf Sample Search...  

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OF ENGINEERING CYBERNETICS AND ROBOTICS, 60 Summary: , 60 2009 Sofia Service Oriented Architecture of Assessment Model1 Adelina Aleksieva... Assessment Model. To achieve...

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1/14/14 12:01 PMNIDIS Drought and Water Assessment Page 1 of 13http://climate.colostate.edu/~drought/current_assessment.php  

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1/14/14 12:01 PMNIDIS Drought and Water Assessment Page 1 of 13http://climate.colostate.edu/~drought/current_assessment.php in southwest CO #12;1/14/14 12:01 PMNIDIS Drought and Water Assessment Page 2 of 13http://climate.colostate.edu/~drought/current_assessment.php-Dec. SNOTEL AND SNOWPACK #12;1/14/14 12:01 PMNIDIS Drought and Water Assessment Page 3 of 13http://climate.colostate.edu/~drought/current_assessment.php

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3/25/14 2:12 PMNIDIS Drought and Water Assessment Page 1 of 14http://climate.colostate.edu/~drought/current_assessment.php  

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3/25/14 2:12 PMNIDIS Drought and Water Assessment Page 1 of 14http://climate.colostate.edu/~drought/current_assessment.php.10" over the past week. #12;3/25/14 2:12 PMNIDIS Drought and Water Assessment Page 2 of 14http://climate.colostate.edu/~drought/current_assessment.php, particularly in the Green River basin. #12;3/25/14 2:12 PMNIDIS Drought and Water Assessment Page 3 of 14http://climate.colostate.edu/~drought/current_assessment.php

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A Global Land System Framework for Integrated Climate-Change Assessments  

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Land ecosystems play a major role in the global cycles of energy, water, carbon and nutrients. A Global Land System (GLS) framework has been developed for the Integrated Global Systems Model Version 2 (IGSM2) to simulate ...

Schlosser, C. Adam

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Low-temperature Swelling in LWR Internal Components: Current Data and Modeling Assessment  

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

LTR-2012/390 LTR-2012/390 Low-temperature Swelling in LWR Internal Components: Current Data and Modeling Assessment R. E. Stoller, A. V. Barashev, and S. I. Golubov Materials Science and Technology Division Oak Ridge National Laboratory Prepared for: Light Water Reactor Sustainability Program Office of Nuclear Energy, Science and Technology U.S. Department of Energy September 2012 ORNL/LTR-2012/390 1 Low-temperature Swelling in LWR Internal Components: Current Data and Modeling Assessment Abstract Recent experimental observations have made it clear that cavity formation can occur in light-water reactor internal components fabricated from austenitic stainless during the course of their service life. In order to assess the potential for cavity swelling

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An integrated environmental modeling framework for performing Quantitative Microbial Risk Assessments  

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Standardized methods are often used to assess the likelihood of a human-health effect from exposure to a specified hazard, and inform opinions and decisions about risk management and communication. A Quantitative Microbial Risk Assessment (QMRA) is specifically ... Keywords: Integrated environmental modeling, Manure, Pathogens, QMRA, Risk assessment, Watershed modeling

Gene Whelan, Keewook Kim, Mitch A. Pelton, Jeffrey A. Soller, Karl J. Castleton, Marirosa Molina, Yakov Pachepsky, Richard Zepp

2014-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Int. J. Sustainable Society, Vol. 3, No. 2, 2011, p. 133-150 1 Environmental sustainability assessments: toward a new framework  

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Int. J. Sustainable Society, Vol. 3, No. 2, 2011, p. 133-150 1 1 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Environmental sustainability assessments: toward a new framework@inrets.fr Abstract: Definitions of the environmental dimension of sustainable development are usually general

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A Framework for Considering Social, Political and Economic Factors in Risk Assessments  

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The importance of making accurate risk assessments has grown during the past several decades. The rapid-paced introduction of new technologies and their unprecedented influence over the health and safety of so...

Judith Kildow

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Assessing performance : an analytical framework for the San José McEnery Convention Center  

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This study first outlines three major factors that limit the assessments of convention centers: high uncertainty in the convention industry, complex institutional structures and operational priorities, and plethora of ...

Lee, Kai-yan, M.C.P. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Qwner contacted n yes Qwner contacted n yes Current: ---------------------L---- if yes, date contacted Research & Development cl Facility Type 0 . Productioff 0 Di 3pcsal /Storage TYPE OF CONTRACT ---------------- q Prime q Subcontractor 0 Purchase Order 0 Other information (i.e. q cast + fixed fee, unit piice, time & material, etr) ------- ------_-----_--------------- 0 Production scale testing 0 Pilot Scale 0 Bench Scale Process a Theoretical Studies Sample & Analysis rcc t O' L~1 q Manufacturing 0 University 0 Research Organization 0 Government Sponsored Facility 0 Other ~--~~---_--__-____--- ' Contract/Purchase Order # __-u~-rc,~~--___~~I_IzI__zpI------------ CONTRACTING PE3IOD: lW/ ------------------ _----__--~-~~--~~_-----~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ClWNERSHIP:

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Framework for Modeling the Uncertainty of Future Events in Life Cycle Assessment  

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LCAs rely on the current “energy mix,” or the proportion ofenergy sources in the energy mix is largely dictated bygas emissions using the U.S. energy mix [39] for the three

Chen, Yi-Fen; Simon, Rachel; Dornfeld, David

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Set-Theoretic Framework to Assess the Impact of Variable Generation on the Power Flow  

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´inguez-Garc´ia, Member, IEEE Abstract--The increased penetration of renewable resources, such as wind and solar penetration of renewable resources of electricity, such as wind and solar, into existing power systems. Since to assess whether power system static state vari- ables, i.e., bus voltage magnitudes and angles, remain

Liberzon, Daniel

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Assessing current vehicle performance and simulating the performance of hydrogen and hybrid cars  

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A measure of the efficiency in transforming energy input into transport work is defined and applied to road vehicles as well as to sea, air and rail vehicles for passenger or freight transportation. The insight obtained with this measure is compared with the results of applying the conventional measure of kilometres per unit of energy for current fleets of vehicles. Then, simulation methods are used to assess the performance of fuel cell vehicles, electric vehicles and hybrids between the two. The latter are found to provide an optimum performance for a small, efficient passenger car.

Bent Sørensen

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Approach to proliferation risk assessment based on multiple objective analysis framework  

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The approach to the assessment of proliferation risk using the methods of multi-criteria decision making and multi-objective optimization is presented. The approach allows the taking into account of the specifics features of the national nuclear infrastructure, and possible proliferation strategies (motivations, intentions, and capabilities). 3 examples of applying the approach are shown. First, the approach has been used to evaluate the attractiveness of HEU (high enriched uranium)production scenarios at a clandestine enrichment facility using centrifuge enrichment technology. Secondly, the approach has been applied to assess the attractiveness of scenarios for undeclared production of plutonium or HEU by theft of materials circulating in nuclear fuel cycle facilities and thermal reactors. Thirdly, the approach has been used to perform a comparative analysis of the structures of developing nuclear power systems based on different types of nuclear fuel cycles, the analysis being based on indicators of proliferation risk.

Andrianov, A.; Kuptsov, I. [Obninsk Institute for Nuclear Power Engineering of NNRU MEPhI (Russian Federation); Studgorodok 1, Obninsk, Kaluga region, 249030 (Russian Federation)

2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Introduction to Framework | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Introduction to Framework Introduction to Framework (Redirected from Introduction to Methodology) Jump to: navigation, search Stage 1 LEDS Home Introduction to Framework Assess current country plans, policies, practices, and capacities Develop_BAU Stage 4: Prioritizing and Planning for Actions Begin execution of implementation plans 1.0. Organizing the LEDS Process 1.1. Institutional Structure for LEDS 1.2. Workplan to Develop the LEDS 1.3. Roles and responsibilities to develop LEDS 2.1. Assess current country plans, policies, practices, and capacities 2.2. Compile lessons learned and good practices from ongoing and previous sustainable development efforts in the country 2.3. Assess public and private sector capacity to support initiatives 2.4. Assess and improve the national GHG inventory and other

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Introduction to Framework | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Introduction to Framework Introduction to Framework Jump to: navigation, search Stage 1 LEDS Home Introduction to Framework Assess current country plans, policies, practices, and capacities Develop_BAU Stage 4: Prioritizing and Planning for Actions Begin execution of implementation plans 1.0. Organizing the LEDS Process 1.1. Institutional Structure for LEDS 1.2. Workplan to Develop the LEDS 1.3. Roles and responsibilities to develop LEDS 2.1. Assess current country plans, policies, practices, and capacities 2.2. Compile lessons learned and good practices from ongoing and previous sustainable development efforts in the country 2.3. Assess public and private sector capacity to support initiatives 2.4. Assess and improve the national GHG inventory and other economic and resource data as needed for LEDS development

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Assessment of Energy Production Potential from Ocean Currents along the United States Coastline  

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Increasing energy consumption and depleting reserves of fossil fuels have resulted in growing interest in alternative renewable energy from the ocean. Ocean currents are an alternative source of clean energy due to their inherent reliability, persistence and sustainability. General ocean circulations exist in the form of large rotating ocean gyres, and feature extremely rapid current flow in the western boundaries due to the Coriolis Effect. The Gulf Stream system is formed by the western boundary current of the North Atlantic Ocean that flows along the east coastline of the United States, and therefore is of particular interest as a potential energy resource for the United States. This project created a national database of ocean current energy resources to help advance awareness and market penetration in ocean current energy resource assessment. The database, consisting of joint velocity magnitude and direction probability histograms, was created from data created by seven years of numerical model simulations. The accuracy of the database was evaluated by ORNL?s independent validation effort documented in a separate report. Estimates of the total theoretical power resource contained in the ocean currents were calculated utilizing two separate approaches. Firstly, the theoretical energy balance in the Gulf Stream system was examined using the two-dimensional ocean circulation equations based on the assumptions of the Stommel model for subtropical gyres with the quasi-geostrophic balance between pressure gradient, Coriolis force, wind stress and friction driving the circulation. Parameters including water depth, natural dissipation rate and wind stress are calibrated in the model so that the model can reproduce reasonable flow properties including volume flux and energy flux. To represent flow dissipation due to turbines additional turbine drag coefficient is formulated and included in the model. Secondly, to determine the reasonableness of the total power estimates from the Stommel model and to help determine the size and capacity of arrays necessary to extract the maximum theoretical power, further estimates of the available power based on the distribution of the kinetic power density in the undisturbed flow was completed. This used estimates of the device spacing and scaling to sum up the total power that the devices would produce. The analysis has shown that considering extraction over a region comprised of the Florida Current portion of the Gulf Stream system, the average power dissipated ranges between 4-6 GW with a mean around 5.1 GW. This corresponds to an average of approximately 45 TWh/yr. However, if the extraction area comprises the entire portion of the Gulf Stream within 200 miles of the US coastline from Florida to North Carolina, the average power dissipated becomes 18.6 GW or 163 TWh/yr. A web based GIS interface, http://www.oceancurrentpower.gatech.edu/, was developed for dissemination of the data. The website includes GIS layers of monthly and yearly mean ocean current velocity and power density for ocean currents along the entire coastline of the United States, as well as joint and marginal probability histograms for current velocities at a horizontal resolution of 4-7 km with 10-25 bins over depth. Various tools are provided for viewing, identifying, filtering and downloading the data.

Haas, Kevin

2013-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Developing a Comprehensive Risk Assessment Framework for Geological Storage CO2  

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The operational risks for CCS projects include: risks of capturing, compressing, transporting and injecting CO?; risks of well blowouts; risk that CO? will leak into shallow aquifers and contaminate potable water; and risk that sequestered CO? will leak into the atmosphere. This report examines these risks by using information on the risks associated with analogue activities such as CO2 based enhanced oil recovery (CO2-EOR), natural gas storage and acid gas disposal. We have developed a new analysis of pipeline risk based on Bayesian statistical analysis. Bayesian theory probabilities may describe states of partial knowledge, even perhaps those related to non-repeatable events. The Bayesian approach enables both utilizing existing data and at the same time having the capability to adsorb new information thus to lower uncertainty in our understanding of complex systems. Incident rates for both natural gas and CO2 pipelines have been widely used in papers and reports on risk of CO2 pipelines as proxies for the individual risk created by such pipelines. Published risk studies of CO2 pipelines suggest that the individual risk associated with CO2 pipelines is between 10-3 and 10-4, which reflects risk levels approaching those of mountain climbing, which many would find unacceptably high. This report concludes, based on a careful analysis of natural gas pipeline failures, suggests that the individual risk of CO2 pipelines is likely in the range of 10-6 to 10-7, a risk range considered in the acceptable to negligible range in most countries. If, as is commonly thought, pipelines represent the highest risk component of CCS outside of the capture plant, then this conclusion suggests that most (if not all) previous quantitative- risk assessments of components of CCS may be orders of magnitude to high. The potential lethality of unexpected CO2 releases from pipelines or wells are arguably the highest risk aspects of CO2 enhanced oil recovery (CO2-EOR), carbon capture, and storage (CCS). Assertions in the CCS literature, that CO2 levels of 10% for ten minutes, or 20 to 30% for a few minutes are lethal to humans, are not supported by the available evidence. The results of published experiments with animals exposed to CO2, from mice to monkeys, at both normal and depleted oxygen levels, suggest that lethal levels of CO2 toxicity are in the range 50 to 60%. These experiments demonstrate that CO2 does not kill by asphyxia, but rather is toxic at high concentrations. It is concluded that quantitative risk assessments of CCS have overestimated the risk of fatalities by using values of lethality a factor two to six lower than the values estimated in this paper. In many dispersion models of CO2 releases from pipelines, no fatalities would be predicted if appropriate levels of lethality for CO2 had been used in the analysis.

Duncan, Ian

2014-08-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Technical support to the Solvent Refined Coal (SRC) demonstration projects: assessment of current research and development  

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A program to demonstrate Solvent Refined Coal (SRC) technology has been initiated by the US Department of Energy (DOE) in partnership with two industrial groups. Project management responsibility has been assigned to the Oak Ridge Operations Office (ORO) of DOE. ORO requested that the Oak Ridge National Laboratory assess current research and development (R and D) activities and develop recommendations for those activities that might contribute to successful completion of the SRC demonstration plant projects. The objectives of this final report are to discuss in detail the problem areas in SRC; to discuss the current and planned R and D investigations relevant to the problems identified; and to suggest appropriate R and D activities in support of designs for the SRC demonstration plants. Four types of R and D activities are suggested: continuation of present and planned activities; coordination of activities and results, present and proposed; extension/redirection of activities not involving major equipment purchase or modifications; and new activities. Important examples of the first type of activity include continuation of fired heater, slurry rheology, and slurry mixing studies at Ft. Lewis. Among the second type of activity, coordination of data acquisition and interpretation is recommended in the areas of heat transfer, vapor/liquid equilibria, and physical properties. Principal examples of recommendations for extension/redirection include screening studies at laboratory scale on the use of carbonaceous precoat (e.g., anthracite) infiltration, and 15- to 30-day continuous tests of the Texaco gasifier at the Texaco Montebello facility (using SRC residues).

Edwards, M.S.; Rodgers, B.R.; Brown, C.H.; Carlson, P.K.; Gambill, W.R.; Gilliam, T.M.; Holmes, J.M.; Krishnan, R.P.; Parsly, L.F.

1980-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Transportation Research Record: J. of the TRB, No. 2242, p. 55-63. Doi 10.3141/2242-07 FRAMEWORK FOR ASSESSING INDICATORS  

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Transportation Research Record: J. of the TRB, No. 2242, p. 55-63. Doi 10.3141/2242-07 FRAMEWORK FOR ASSESSING INDICATORS OF ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS IN THE TRANSPORT SECTOR Robert Joumard 1 , Henrik Gudmundsson 2 and Lennart Folkeson 3 1 IFSTTAR (French Institute of Science and Technology for Transport

Boyer, Edmond

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Development and Demonstration of a Modeling Framework for Assessing the Efficacy of Using Mine Water for Thermoelectric Power Generation  

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Thermoelectric power plants use large volumes of water for condenser cooling and other plant operations. Traditionally, this water has been withdrawn from the cleanest water available in streams and rivers. However, as demand for electrical power increases it places increasing demands on freshwater resources resulting in conflicts with other off stream water users. In July 2002, NETL and the Governor of Pennsylvania called for the use of water from abandoned mines to replace our reliance on the diminishing and sometimes over allocated surface water resource. In previous studies the National Mine Land Reclamation Center (NMLRC) at West Virginia University has demonstrated that mine water has the potential to reduce the capital cost of acquiring cooling water while at the same time improving the efficiency of the cooling process due to the constant water temperatures associated with deep mine discharges. The objectives of this project were to develop and demonstrate a user-friendly computer based design aid for assessing the costs, technical and regulatory aspects and potential environmental benefits for using mine water for thermoelectric generation. The framework provides a systematic process for evaluating the hydrologic, chemical, engineering and environmental factors to be considered in using mine water as an alternative to traditional freshwater supply. A field investigation and case study was conducted for the proposed 300 MW Beech Hollow Power Plant located in Champion, Pennsylvania. The field study based on previous research conducted by NMLRC identified mine water sources sufficient to reliably supply the 2-3,000gpm water supply requirement of Beech Hollow. A water collection, transportation and treatment system was designed around this facility. Using this case study a computer based design aid applicable to large industrial water users was developed utilizing water collection and handling principals derived in the field investigation and during previous studies of mine water and power plant cooling. Visual basic software was used to create general information/evaluation modules for a range of power plant water needs that were tested/verified against the Beech Hollow project. The program allows for consideration of blending mine water as needed as well as considering potential thermal and environmental benefits that can be derived from using constant temperature mine water. Users input mine water flow, quality, distance to source, elevations to determine collection, transport and treatment system design criteria. The program also evaluates low flow volumes and sustainable yields for various sources. All modules have been integrated into a seamless user friendly computer design aid and user's manual for evaluating the capital and operating costs of mine water use. The framework will facilitate the use of mine water for thermoelectric generation, reduce demand on freshwater resources and result in environmental benefits from reduced emissions and abated mine discharges.

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2010-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Strategic electric sector assessment methodology under sustainability conditions (SESAMS). Knowledge-based decision support framework: an enhanced methodology  

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Foreseeable growth in world population and the desire to maintain or improve a particular standard of living will lead to a substantial increase in future world-wide energy demands. Among the different energy carriers, electricity has become especially important because of its versatility and manifold connections with services that make our environment more liveable. Even innovative energy saving and pollution mitigation technologies often rely on electricity. The question which arises is what kind of global energy mix and designs of technologies used to produce, store, transmit and distribute electricity should be implemented in the future to provide these services as a fundamental desire in a way compatible with a sustainable development. There is a need to assess energy in a more comprehensive way, to introduce sustainability as a new paradigm and assess the consequences, to develop and test tools which could be helpful in the decision making process. The above issues, which affect the strategic planning of electric sector supply and end-use activities, both in developed and developing countries, will be addressed by the project proposed here in order to develop an integrated methodological tool for electric sector development. The use of models will assist decision makers and other actors such as citizens, politicians, and administrators involved in the process of selecting among options for future electricity generation in Switzerland, and in understanding alternative resource choices in the context of the sustainability criterion. The present paper introduces a new research project at ETH within the Alliance for Global Sustainability research framework. One of the goals of the project is to develop and utilise knowledge-based infrastructures (e.g., databases, expert systems) and power system simulation and multi-attribute decision support tools in conjunction with electric sector actors primarily in Switzerland and New England (USA) in order that decision-making takes place on a more informed and sound basis. In taking into account the timely development and dissemination of scenario option results, primary consideration will be given to national and industrial electricity concerns with the goal of assisting countries e.g. Switzerland, in the selection of acceptable energy options for the next 20 to 30 years.

Adrian V. Gheorghe; R.M. von Spakovsky; P.A. Haldi; Stefan Hirschberg; S. Connors

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Toward a Life Cycle-Based, Diet-level Framework for Food Environmental Impact and Nutritional Quality Assessment: A Critical Review  

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Life cycle assessment (LCA) has been used effectively to evaluate the environmental impacts of food production value chains and to identify opportunities for targeted improvement strategies. ... Additional research needs include development of regionally specific life cycle inventory databases for food and agriculture and expansion of the scope of assessments beyond the current focus on greenhouse gas emissions. ...

Martin C. Heller; Gregory A. Keoleian; Walter C. Willett

2013-10-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Assessment of Energy Production Potential from Ocean Currents along the United States Coastline  

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Report summarizing the results of seven years of numerical model simulations of ocean currents in the United States and the database created with that data.

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A unified risk-Informed framework to assess the proliferation risk and license the proliferation performance of nuclear energy systems  

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In order to strengthen the current non-proliferation regime it is necessary to guarantee high standards of security for the sites that use, store, produce, or reprocess special nuclear materials (SNM). The current surge ...

Cavalieri d'Oro, Edoardo

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Unified Risk-Informed Framework to Assess the Proliferation Risk and License the Proliferation Performace of Nuclear Energy  

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In order to strengthen the current non-proliferation regime it is necessary to guarantee high standards of security for the sites that use, store, produce, or reprocess special nuclear materials (SNM). The current surge ...

d'Oro, Edoardo Cavalieri

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Implementation of an adapted LCA framework to environmental assessment of a territory: important learning points from a French Mediterranean case study  

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Abstract The LCA framework was recently adapted to perform the environmental assessment of a territory. The expectations of this framework, called “territorial LCA”, are in line with the European Directive (2001/42/EC) on Strategic Environmental Assessment applied to land planning programs, i.e., providing an environmental baseline and comparing land planning scenarios. To test “territorial LCA” applicability for establishing a diagnosis, the approach was implemented in a French Mediterranean case study. According to the “territorial LCA” approach, system boundaries and land use functions must be defined and selected. Then, the inventory for all production and consumption activities is performed with a particular emphasis on data collection and on different ways to handle data gaps. Based on this inventory, certain land use functions are quantified, and the impacts are assessed through the ReCiPe life cycle impact assessment (LCIA) method. Indicators of land use functions are compared to different references to highlight the main features of the territory (e.g., high level of societal functions). For environmental impacts, the results point out that most impacts occur beyond the territory borders. Four environmental issues are identified, i.e., climate change, particulate matter formation, human toxicity and land occupation. Finally, the associated driving forces are determined (i.e., the most important ones are imports of food, goods and services and manufacturing activities). For these hotspots, the strategy applied to bridge data gaps was discussed (i.e., using environmental input output tables (EIOT)). In addition, the sensitivity to the chosen impact assessment method was analyzed by using another LCIA method (Impact World+).

Eléonore Loiseau; Philippe Roux; Guillaume Junqua; Pierre Maurel; Véronique Bellon-Maurel

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Current Directions in the Practice of Environmental Risk Assessment in the United Kingdom  

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Environmental risk assessment, where applied to these situations, must be able to inform and improve regulatory and business decisions on how best to manage risks from environmental hazards. ... The handling of “risk” by governments and their agencies has moved up the political agenda in the last 10 years. ... The Environment Agency and DEFRA have put significant investment into understanding environmental extremes. ...

Simon J. Pollard; Roger Yearsley; Nick Reynard; Ian C. Meadowcroft; Raquel Duarte-Davidson; Susan L. Duerden

2001-12-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Assessment of eddy current effects on compression experiments in the TFTR tokamak  

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The eddy current induced on the TFTR vacuum vessel during compression experiments is estimated based on a cylindrical model. It produces an error magnetic field that generates magnetic islands at the rational magnetic surfaces. The widths of these islands are calculated and found to have some effect on electron energy confinement. However, resistive MHD simulation results indicate that the island formation process can be slowed down by plasma rotation.

Wong, K.L.; Park, W.

1986-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Re-evaluation of the reference dose for methylmercury and assessment of current exposure levels  

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Methylmercury (Me-Hg) is widely distributed through freshwater and saltwater food chains and human consumption of fish and shellfish has lead to widespread exposure. Both the US EPA Reference Dose (0.3 [mu]g/kg/day) and the FAO/WHO Permissible Tolerable Weekly Intake (3.3 [mu]g/kg/week) are currently based on the prevention of paraesthesia in adult and older children. However, Me-Hg exposure in utero is known to result in a range of developmental neurologic effects including clinical CNS symptoms and delayed onset of walking. Based on a critical review of development toxicity data from human and animal studies, it is concluded that current guidelines for the prevention of paraesthesia are not adequate to address developmental effects. A dose of 0.07 [mu]g/kg/day is suggested as the best estimate of a potential reference dose for developmental effects. Data on nationwide fish consumption rates and Me-Hg levels in fish/seafood weighted by proportion of the catch intended for human consumption are analyzed in a Monte Carlo simulation to derive a probability distribution of background Me-Hg exposure. While various uncertainties in the toxicologic and exposure data limit the precision with which health risk can be estimated, this analysis suggests that at current levels of Me-Hg exposure, a significant fraction of women of childbearing age have exposures above this suggested reference dose.

Stern, A.H. (New Jersey Dept. of Environmental Protection and Energy, Trenton (United States))

1993-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Estimation of aerial deposition and foliar uptake of xenobiotics: Assessment of current models  

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This report reviews existing mathematical and/or computer simulation models that estimate xenobiotic deposition to and transport through (both curricular and stomatal) vegetative surfaces. The report evaluates the potential for coupling the best of those models to the existing Uptake, Translocation, Accumulation, and Biodegradation model to be used for future xenobiotic exposure assessments. Here xenobiotic compounds are defined as airborne contaminants, both organic and gaseous pollutants, that are introduced into the environment by man. Specifically this document provides a detailed review of the state-of-the-art models that addressed aerial deposition of particles and gases to foliage; foliar and cuticular transport, metabolism, and uptake of organic xenobiotics; and stomatal transport of gaseous and volatile organic xenobiotic pollutants. Where detailed information was available, parameters for each model are provided on a chemical by chemical as well as species by species basis. Sufficient detail is provided on each model to assess the potential for adapting or coupling the model to the existing UTAB plant exposure model. 126 refs., 6 figs., 10 tabs.

Link, S.O.; Fellows, R.J.; Cataldo, D.A.; Droppo, J.G.; Van Voris, P.

1987-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Assessment on the influence of resistive superconducting fault current limiter in VSC-HVDC system  

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Abstract Due to fewer risk of commutation failures, harmonic occurrences and reactive power consumptions, Voltage Source Converter (VSC) based HVDC system is known as the optimum solution of HVDC power system for the future power grid. However, the absence of suitable fault protection devices for HVDC system hinders the efficient VSC-HVDC power grid design. In order to enhance the reliability of the VSC-HVDC power grid against the fault current problems, the application of resistive Superconducting Fault Current Limiters (SFCLs) could be considered. Also, \\{SFCLs\\} could be applied to the VSC-HVDC system with integrated AC Power Systems in order to enhance the transient response and the robustness of the system. In this paper, in order to evaluate the role of \\{SFCLs\\} in VSC-HVDC systems and to determine the suitable position of \\{SFCLs\\} in VSC-HVDC power systems integrated with AC power System, a simulation model based on Korea Jeju-Haenam HVDC power system was designed in Matlab Simulink/SimPowerSystems. This designed model was composed of VSC-HVDC system connected with an AC microgrid. Utilizing the designed VSC-HVDC systems, the feasible locations of resistive \\{SFCLs\\} were evaluated when DC line-to-line, DC line-to-ground and three phase AC faults were occurred. Consequently, it was found that the simulation model was effective to evaluate the positive effects of resistive \\{SFCLs\\} for the effective suppression of fault currents in VSC-HVDC systems as well as in integrated AC Systems. Finally, the optimum locations of \\{SFCLs\\} in VSC-HVDC transmission systems were suggested based on the simulation results.

Jong-Geon Lee; Umer Amir Khan; Jae-Sang Hwang; Jae-Kyu Seong; Woo-Ju Shin; Byung-Bae Park; Bang-Wook Lee

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Simulation for the assessment of wall thinning using eddy current method  

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A pipe with protective cladding and insulation was simplified to a four-layered structure when the diameter of a pipe is large enough, and analytical solutions for sinusoidal and pulsed wave excitation were derived. Simulation implemented by using the analytical solutions showed that sinusoidal excitation is not appropriate for the monitoring of inner thinning, while pulsed eddy current method can be used to measure wall-thickness regardless of inner or outer thinning by using the decay rate of log(Bz) as a particular parameter to evaluate wall thickness.

Cheng, W.; Komura, I. [NDE Center, Japan Power Engineering and Inspection Corporation, Yokohama 230-0044 (Japan)

2011-06-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Air quality modelling as a supplementary assessment method in the framework of the European Air Quality Directive  

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According to the European Air Quality (AQ) Directive, member states must annually report their AQ to the European Commission (EC). This report can be based on modelling data if the concentration levels do not exceed the established lower assessment thresholds (LAT), or on combined data from modelling and monitoring systems (supplementary assessment methods) if concentrations levels are below the upper assessment threshold (UAT). This work presents and applies a methodology that combines air pollutant concentration values from monitored data and from a numerical modelling system to deliver AQ information for Portugal in 2010. This methodology produces improved information, especially for areas where the amount of fixed monitoring stations is sparse or non-existent, allowing obtaining a better and broader overview of the AQ in Portugal to support AQ reporting to the European Commission.

I. Ribeiro; A. Monteiro; A.P. Fernandes; A.C. Monteiro; M. Lopes; C. Borrego; A.I. Miranda

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Review & Assessment of Current Operating Conditions Allowable Stresses in ASME Section III Subsection NH  

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The current operating condition allowable stresses provided in ASME Section III, Subsection NH were reviewed for consistency with the criteria used to establish the stress allowables and with the allowable stresses provided in ASME Section II, Part D. It was found that the S{sub o} values in ASME III-NH were consistent with the S values in ASME IID for the five materials of interest. However, it was found that 0.80 S{sub r} was less than S{sub o} for some temperatures for four of the materials. Only values for alloy 800H appeared to be consistent with the criteria on which S{sub o} values are established. With the intent of undertaking a more detailed evaluation of issues related to the allowable stresses in ASME III-NH, the availabilities of databases for the five materials were reviewed and augmented databases were assembled.

R. W. Swindeman

2009-12-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Utilization of low-quality natural gas: A current assessment. Final report  

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The objective of this report is to evaluate the low quality natural gas (LQNG) resource base, current utilization of LQNG, and environmental issues relative to its use, to review processes for upgrading LQNG to pipeline quality, and to make recommendations of research needs to improve the potential for LQNG utilization. LQNG is gas from any reservoir which contains amounts of nonhydrocarbon gases sufficient to lower the heating value or other properties of the gas below commercial, pipeline standards. For the purposes of this study, LQNG is defined as natural gas that contains more than 2% carbon dioxide, more than 4% nitrogen, or more than 4% combined CO{sub 2} plus N{sub 2}. The other contaminant of concern is hydrogen sulfide. A minor contaminant in some natural gases is helium, but this inert gas usually presents no problems.

Acheson, W.P.; Hackworth, J.H.; Kasper, S.; McIlvried, H.G.

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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LONG-TERM GLOBAL WATER USE PROJECTIONS USING SIX SOCIOECONOMIC SCENARIOS IN AN INTEGRATED ASSESSMENT MODELING FRAMEWORK  

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In this paper, we assess future water demands for the agricultural (irrigation and livestock), energy (electricity generation, primary energy production and processing), industrial (manufacturing and mining), and municipal sectors, by incorporating water demands into a technologically-detailed global integrated assessment model of energy, agriculture, and climate change – the Global Change Assessment Model (GCAM). Base-year water demands—both gross withdrawals and net consumptive use—are assigned to specific modeled activities in a way that maximizes consistency between bottom-up estimates of water demand intensities of specific technologies and practices, and top-down regional and sectoral estimates of water use. The energy, industrial, and municipal sectors are represented in fourteen geopolitical regions, with the agricultural sector further disaggregated into as many as eighteen agro-ecological zones (AEZs) within each region. We assess future water demands representing six socioeconomic scenarios, with no constraints imposed by future water supplies. The scenarios observe increases in global water withdrawals from 3,578 km3 year-1 in 2005 to 5,987 – 8,374 km3 year-1 in 2050, and to 4,719 – 12,290 km3 year-1 in 2095. Comparing the projected total regional water withdrawals to the historical supply of renewable freshwater, the Middle East exhibits the highest levels of water scarcity throughout the century, followed by India; water scarcity increases over time in both of these regions. In contrast, water scarcity improves in some regions with large base-year electric sector withdrawals, such as the USA and Canada, due to capital stock turnover and the almost complete phase-out of once-through flow cooling systems. The scenarios indicate that: 1) water is likely a limiting factor in climate change mitigation policies, 2) many regions can be expected to increase reliance on non-renewable groundwater, water reuse, and desalinated water, but they also highlight an important role for development and deployment of water conservation technologies and practices.

Hejazi, Mohamad I.; Edmonds, James A.; Clarke, Leon E.; Kyle, G. Page; Davies, Evan; Chaturvedi, Vaibhav; Wise, Marshall A.; Patel, Pralit L.; Eom, Jiyong; Calvin, Katherine V.; Moss, Richard H.; Kim, Son H.

2014-01-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Benefit-cost assessment of aviation environmental policies  

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This thesis aids in the development of a framework in which to conduct global benefit-cost assessments of aviation policies. Current policy analysis tools, such as the aviation environmental portfolio management tool (APMT), ...

Gilmore, Christopher K. (Christopher Kenneth)

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Sustainable development of bioenergy sector: an integrated methodological framework  

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Climate change and sustainable development are interrelated issues, which are of vital importance to government policy and corporate decision makers. The sustainability evaluation of a biomass-based technology with consideration of stakeholder interests can provide a foundation for implementing energy and environmental policies. This study aims to develop an integrated and structured methodological framework for analysing biofuel systems in pursuit of sustainable large scale production. The integrated assessment framework can assist to formulate integrative and transparent policies for sustainable biomass certification. The proposed framework uses first the analytic hierarchy process (AHP) to aid in extracting knowledge and judgments from stakeholders. AHP determines the critical criteria and indicators representing conflicting stakeholders' interests which can be incorporated in creating a dynamic system model for landscape-scale bioenergy modelling and assessment. An integrated AHP and system dynamics approach is currently being applied to assess the sustainable development of forest bioenergy sector in Maine, USA.

Anthony Halog

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An integrated assessment modeling framework for uncertainty studies in global and regional climate change: the MIT IGSM-CAM (version 1.0)  

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This paper describes a computationally efficient framework for uncertainty studies in global and regional climate change. In this framework, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Integrated Global System Model ...

Monier, Erwan

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Toward Production From Gas Hydrates: Current Status, Assessment of Resources, and Simulation-Based Evaluation of Technology and Potential  

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of the conventional gas reserve of 1.5x10 14 m 3 ofconventional oil and gas reserves, the assessment of theconventional fossil fuel reserves, gas hydrates are emerging

Moridis, George J.

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Assess Oportunities | Open Energy Information  

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Assess Oportunities Assess Oportunities Jump to: navigation, search Stage 3 LEDS Home Introduction to Framework Assess current country plans, policies, practices, and capacities Develop_BAU Stage 4: Prioritizing and Planning for Actions Begin execution of implementation plans 1.0. Organizing the LEDS Process 1.1. Institutional Structure for LEDS 1.2. Workplan to Develop the LEDS 1.3. Roles and responsibilities to develop LEDS 2.1. Assess current country plans, policies, practices, and capacities 2.2. Compile lessons learned and good practices from ongoing and previous sustainable development efforts in the country 2.3. Assess public and private sector capacity to support initiatives 2.4. Assess and improve the national GHG inventory and other economic and resource data as needed for LEDS development

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Journal of Nondestructive Evaluation, Vol. 23, No. 3, September 2004 ( C 2004) Eddy Current Assessment of Near-Surface Residual  

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reason why nickel-base superalloys, which are often used in the most critical gas-turbine engine applications, including gas-turbine engines. Modern aircraft turbine engine components are designed using Assessment of Near-Surface Residual Stress in Shot-Peened Nickel-Base Superalloys Mark P. Blodgett1 and Peter

Nagy, Peter B.

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Submitted to Environmental and Ecological Statistics A Methodology for Assessing Departure of Current Plant Communities from Historical  

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Submitted to Environmental and Ecological Statistics 1 A Methodology for Assessing Departure to Environmental and Ecological Statistics 2 Keywords multivariate statistical analysis, outliers, principal.fireplan.gov) for reducing fire hazard and restoring forest health. Through this vehicle, the Departments of Agriculture

Steele, Brian

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An assessment of current and proposed methodologies for estimating effective dose equivalent from non-uniform external photon radiation  

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voluntarily from various nuclear power plants throughout the United States were used. The data were analyzed with respect to the current practice of assigning the highest whole body multibadging dosimeter reading as the dose of record pursuant to 10 CFR (Code...

Hay, Michael Charles

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Assessment  

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Assessment of the Surveillance Program of the High-Level Waste Storage Tanks at Hanford :.I LALI iE REJ 163 ROOM 1t 4 F77L. -77 .:earmn OfEeg Asitn Sertr fo niomn 4 z. r...

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Using corporate social responsibility benchmarking framework to identify and assess corporate social responsibility trends of real estate companies owning and developing shopping centres  

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Shopping centres that include retail activities have come in for criticism as to their environmental, architectural and social impacts. However, the sector has been applying corporate social responsibility (CSR) practices. In an attempt to identify the best practices regarding CSR and trends therein we developed a CSR benchmarking of companies from the real estate sector owning and developing shopping centres. Based on information from websites, annual, environmental and sustainability reports, and customer services department’s information, in 2004 and 2010, a comparative CSR benchmarking was performed on 23 real estate companies with shopping centres based in Europe, China, Australia and the USA. The CRS benchmarking framework focused on reported CSR practices and included categories and sub-categories of evaluation in four domains: (1) external results, (2) internal results, (3) management processes and (4) learning and innovation. The framework was inspired by the sustainability balanced scorecard structure. The United Kingdom real estate sector’s companies studied did relatively well when evaluated by the framework used in this study. The highest ranked real estate companies applied sustainable or environmental buildings standards and did show a commitment to transparency and CSR disclosure. The positive evolution of CSR practices in the 23 companies studied in 2004 and 2010 may reflect efforts to improve competitiveness and the reputation of the companies with shopping centres through CSR initiatives.

Idalina Dias Sardinha; Lucas Reijnders; Paula Antunes

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Electric Currents Electric Current  

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coefficient of resistivity Electric Power: = = = Also, = . So, = = 2 = 2 Unit of Power(P): Watt (WChapter 18 Electric Currents #12;Electric Current: Flow of electric charge Current is flow of positive charge. In reality it's the electron moves in solids- Electron current. #12;Ohm's Law : Resistance

Yu, Jaehoon

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An Overview of strategic measures to assess workforce needs and ensure technology transfer to meet current and future nuclear power operations  

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Between 1956 and 1989, the number of operating commercial nuclear power plants in the United States increased from none to 109. With the exception of a few plants that were still in final construction, no new nuclear power plants were ordered in the United States as the new millennium began. In 2005, the federal government pronounced the need for new electric power generating systems during the first quarter of the 21. century. The need comes from a desire to curb our reliance on fossil fuels, as well as to provide for a cleaner environment. One of those fuel systems noted was nuclear energy. Given the time between the last active period of nuclear power plant development and construction, there is a need to supply a talented and well-prepared workforce to operate the new plants. It will also be necessary to assess the needs of our current fleet of operating nuclear power plants, of which many are in the process of re-licensing, yet also facing an aging plant workforce. This paper will review and discuss measures to assess diverse workforce needs and technology transfer to meet current licensing requirements as that of future nuclear power plant development in the United States. (authors)

Vincenti, J.R. [acuri.net, 1344 Curtin Street, State College, PA (United States); Stigers, R.A. [Senior Health Physicist-Radwaste, PPL Susquehanna, Berwick, PA (United States)

2007-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Assessment  

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Genetic Genetic Variability of Cell Wall Degradability for the Selection of Alfalfa with Improved Saccharification Efficiency Marc-Olivier Duceppe & Annick Bertrand & Sivakumar Pattathil & Jeffrey Miller & Yves Castonguay & Michael G. Hahn & Réal Michaud & Marie-Pier Dubé # Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Canada 2012 Abstract Alfalfa (Medicago sativa L.) has a high potential for sustainable bioethanol production, particularly because of its low reliance on N fertilizer. We assessed near-infrared reflec- tance spectroscopy (NIRS) as a high-throughput technique to measure cell wall (CW) degradability in a large number of lignified alfalfa stem samples. We also used a powerful immu- nological approach, glycome profiling, and chemical analyses to increase our knowledge of the composition of CW poly- saccharides of alfalfa stems with various levels

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Impact Assessment Toolkit | Open Energy Information  

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Impact Assessment Toolkit Impact Assessment Toolkit Jump to: navigation, search Stage 3 LEDS Home Introduction to Framework Assess current country plans, policies, practices, and capacities Develop_BAU Stage 4: Prioritizing and Planning for Actions Begin execution of implementation plans 1.0. Organizing the LEDS Process 1.1. Institutional Structure for LEDS 1.2. Workplan to Develop the LEDS 1.3. Roles and responsibilities to develop LEDS 2.1. Assess current country plans, policies, practices, and capacities 2.2. Compile lessons learned and good practices from ongoing and previous sustainable development efforts in the country 2.3. Assess public and private sector capacity to support initiatives 2.4. Assess and improve the national GHG inventory and other economic and resource data as needed for LEDS development

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Impact Assessment Toolkit | Open Energy Information  

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Impact Assessment Toolkit Impact Assessment Toolkit (Redirected from Gateway:International/Economic and Environmental Impacts) Jump to: navigation, search Stage 3 LEDS Home Introduction to Framework Assess current country plans, policies, practices, and capacities Develop_BAU Stage 4: Prioritizing and Planning for Actions Begin execution of implementation plans 1.0. Organizing the LEDS Process 1.1. Institutional Structure for LEDS 1.2. Workplan to Develop the LEDS 1.3. Roles and responsibilities to develop LEDS 2.1. Assess current country plans, policies, practices, and capacities 2.2. Compile lessons learned and good practices from ongoing and previous sustainable development efforts in the country 2.3. Assess public and private sector capacity to support initiatives 2.4. Assess and improve the national GHG inventory and other

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Land Use Assessment Toolkit | Open Energy Information  

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Land Use Assessment Toolkit Land Use Assessment Toolkit Jump to: navigation, search Stage 3 LEDS Home Introduction to Framework Assess current country plans, policies, practices, and capacities Develop_BAU Stage 4: Prioritizing and Planning for Actions Begin execution of implementation plans 1.0. Organizing the LEDS Process 1.1. Institutional Structure for LEDS 1.2. Workplan to Develop the LEDS 1.3. Roles and responsibilities to develop LEDS 2.1. Assess current country plans, policies, practices, and capacities 2.2. Compile lessons learned and good practices from ongoing and previous sustainable development efforts in the country 2.3. Assess public and private sector capacity to support initiatives 2.4. Assess and improve the national GHG inventory and other economic and resource data as needed for LEDS development

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Bioenergy Assessment Toolkit | Open Energy Information  

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Bioenergy Assessment Toolkit Bioenergy Assessment Toolkit Jump to: navigation, search Stage 3 LEDS Home Introduction to Framework Assess current country plans, policies, practices, and capacities Develop_BAU Stage 4: Prioritizing and Planning for Actions Begin execution of implementation plans 1.0. Organizing the LEDS Process 1.1. Institutional Structure for LEDS 1.2. Workplan to Develop the LEDS 1.3. Roles and responsibilities to develop LEDS 2.1. Assess current country plans, policies, practices, and capacities 2.2. Compile lessons learned and good practices from ongoing and previous sustainable development efforts in the country 2.3. Assess public and private sector capacity to support initiatives 2.4. Assess and improve the national GHG inventory and other economic and resource data as needed for LEDS development

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Anti-addiction drug ibogaine inhibits voltage-gated ionic currents: A study to assess the drug's cardiac ion channel profile  

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The plant alkaloid ibogaine has promising anti-addictive properties. Albeit not licenced as a therapeutic drug, and despite hints that ibogaine may perturb the heart rhythm, this alkaloid is used to treat drug addicts. We have recently reported that ibogaine inhibits human ERG (hERG) potassium channels at concentrations similar to the drugs affinity for several of its known brain targets. Thereby the drug may disturb the heart's electrophysiology. Here, to assess the drug's cardiac ion channel profile in more detail, we studied the effects of ibogaine and its congener 18-Methoxycoronaridine (18-MC) on various cardiac voltage-gated ion channels. We confirmed that heterologously expressed hERG currents are reduced by ibogaine in low micromolar concentrations. Moreover, at higher concentrations, the drug also reduced human Na{sub v}1.5 sodium and Ca{sub v}1.2 calcium currents. Ion currents were as well reduced by 18-MC, yet with diminished potency. Unexpectedly, although blocking hERG channels, ibogaine did not prolong the action potential (AP) in guinea pig cardiomyocytes at low micromolar concentrations. Higher concentrations (? 10 ?M) even shortened the AP. These findings can be explained by the drug's calcium channel inhibition, which counteracts the AP-prolonging effect generated by hERG blockade. Implementation of ibogaine's inhibitory effects on human ion channels in a computer model of a ventricular cardiomyocyte, on the other hand, suggested that ibogaine does prolong the AP in the human heart. We conclude that therapeutic concentrations of ibogaine have the propensity to prolong the QT interval of the electrocardiogram in humans. In some cases this may lead to cardiac arrhythmias. - Highlights: • We study effects of anti-addiction drug ibogaine on ionic currents in cardiomyocytes. • We assess the cardiac ion channel profile of ibogaine. • Ibogaine inhibits hERG potassium, sodium and calcium channels. • Ibogaine’s effects on ion channels are a potential source of cardiac arrhythmias. • 18-Methoxycoronaridine has a lower affinity for cardiac ion channels than ibogaine.

Koenig, Xaver; Kovar, Michael; Rubi, Lena; Mike, Agnes K.; Lukacs, Peter; Gawali, Vaibhavkumar S.; Todt, Hannes [Center for Physiology and Pharmacology, Department of Neurophysiology and -pharmacology, Medical University of Vienna, 1090 Vienna (Austria); Hilber, Karlheinz, E-mail: karlheinz.hilber@meduniwien.ac.at [Center for Physiology and Pharmacology, Department of Neurophysiology and -pharmacology, Medical University of Vienna, 1090 Vienna (Austria); Sandtner, Walter [Center for Physiology and Pharmacology, Institute of Pharmacology, Medical University of Vienna, 1090 Vienna (Austria)

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A regulatory approach for e-waste management: a cross-national review of current practice and policy with an assessment and policy recommendation for the Indian perspective  

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This paper attempts to make an assessment and policy recommendation for the Indian perspective through a cross-national review of current practice and policy. It also addresses in a transition economy with some reference to policies and practices in other transition economies. It has been shown that existing Hazardous Waste Rules could overturn the necessity of a separate national legislation dealing with e-waste alone after it is being configured to accommodate e-waste for its management in India. The regulatory approach proposed could serve as a model or at least a starting point for other transition countries that may not be so far along as India with respect to management of e-waste.

Amitava Bandyopadhyay

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Integrated Environmental Assessment Part III: Exposure Assessment  

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as life cycle assessment (LCA) fosters the need for simplepotential. The goal of LCA is to confront and assess impactsLCIA) process within in LCA is a systematic framework in

McKone, Thomas E.; Small, Mitchell J.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Economic Impact Reporting Framework  

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Economic Impact Reporting Framework 2007/08 November 2008 #12;#12;Economic Impact Reporting Framework 2007/08 #12;STFC Economic Impact Reporting Framework 2007/08 Contents: Introduction..............................................................................................................................................2 1: Overall Economic Impacts

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Economic Impact Reporting Framework  

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Economic Impact Reporting Framework 2008/09 #12;#12;Economic Impact Reporting Framework 2008/09 #12;STFC Economic Impact Reporting Framework 2008/09 Contents: Introduction..............................................................................................................................................2 1: Overall Economic Impacts

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Microsoft Word - DOE Framework Final.docx  

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Washington, D.C. 20585 Washington, D.C. 20585 Hanford Tank Waste Retrieval, Treatment, and Disposition Framework September 24, 2013 Hanford Tank Waste Retrieval, Treatment, and Disposition Framework ii This page intentionally left blank. Hanford Tank Waste Retrieval, Treatment, and Disposition Framework iii CONTENTS 1. Introduction ............................................................................................................................................. 1 Immobilizing Radioactive Tank Waste at the Office of River Protection .................................................. 1 Current System Design ........................................................................................................................... 2 Addressing Technical Risks and Challenges .......................................................................................... 2

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Assessment of Current Hyperthermia Technology  

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...Lett., 63: 407 "408, 1977. 593. Weetermark, F. Ubar die Bahandlung dee ulcarirenden Cervixcarcinome mittels konstantar Warme. Centralbl. Gynakol., 22: 1335 "1339, 1898. 594. Westermark, N. The effect of heat upon rat-tumors. Skand. Arch...

E. Ronald Atkinson

1979-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

165

Assessment of Current Hyperthermia Technology  

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...ultraetructure of a murine mammary car cinoma exposed to hypertharmia...Waterlow, J. C. Relative energy requirements for main...radiation suggest an alternative to heavy particle therapy...Temperature regulation and energy metabolism in surgical...absorption of electromagnetic energy in body tissues. Part...

E. Ronald Atkinson

1979-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

166

Assessment of Current Hyperthermia Technology  

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...Morrison, S. D. Partition of energy expenditure between host and...frequency therapy. Part IV. The electric field in a dielectric. Electron...ultraetructure of a murine mammary car cinoma exposed to hypertharmia...Waterlow, J. C. Relative energy requirements for main tananca...

E. Ronald Atkinson

1979-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

167

Sustainability Framework 1 Queen's University  

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Sustainability Framework 1 Queen's University Sustainability Strategic Framework #12;Sustainability Framework 2 Contents Introduction .................................................................................................................................................. 2 Queen's Sustainability Mission

Abolmaesumi, Purang

168

An Assessment of the Current US Radiation Oncology Workforce: Methodology and Global Results of the American Society for Radiation Oncology 2012 Workforce Study  

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Purpose: To determine the characteristics, needs, and concerns of the current radiation oncology workforce, evaluate best practices and opportunities for improving quality and safety, and assess what we can predict about the future workforce. Methods and Materials: An online survey was distributed to 35,204 respondents from all segments of the radiation oncology workforce, including radiation oncologists, residents, medical dosimetrists, radiation therapists, medical physicists, nurse practitioners, nurses, physician assistants, and practice managers/administrators. The survey was disseminated by the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) together with specialty societies representing other workforce segments. An overview of the methods and global results is presented in this paper. Results: A total of 6765 completed surveys were received, a response rate of 19%, and the final analysis included 5257 respondents. Three-quarters of the radiation oncologists, residents, and physicists who responded were male, in contrast to the other segments in which two-thirds or more were female. The majority of respondents (58%) indicated they were hospital-based, whereas 40% practiced in a free-standing/satellite clinic and 2% in another setting. Among the practices represented in the survey, 21.5% were academic, 25.2% were hospital, and 53.3% were private. A perceived oversupply of professionals relative to demand was reported by the physicist, dosimetrist, and radiation therapist segments. An undersupply was perceived by physician's assistants, nurse practitioners, and nurses. The supply of radiation oncologists and residents was considered balanced. Conclusions: This survey was unique as it attempted to comprehensively assess the radiation oncology workforce by directly surveying each segment. The results suggest there is potential to improve the diversity of the workforce and optimize the supply of the workforce segments. The survey also provides a benchmark for future studies, as many changes in the healthcare field exert pressure on the workforce.

Vichare, Anushree; Washington, Raynard; Patton, Caroline; Arnone, Anna [ASTRO, Fairfax, Virginia (United States); Olsen, Christine [Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, (United States); Fung, Claire Y. [Commonwealth Newburyport Cancer Center, Newburyport, Massachusetts (United States); Hopkins, Shane [William R. Bliss Cancer Center, Ames, Iowa (United States); Pohar, Surjeet, E-mail: spohar@netzero.net [Indiana University Health Cancer Center East, Indiana University, Indianapolis, Indiana (United States)

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Assess economic and market potential of technologies and initiatives | Open  

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Assess economic and market potential of technologies and initiatives Assess economic and market potential of technologies and initiatives Jump to: navigation, search Stage 3 LEDS Home Introduction to Framework Assess current country plans, policies, practices, and capacities Develop_BAU Stage 4: Prioritizing and Planning for Actions Begin execution of implementation plans 1.0. Organizing the LEDS Process 1.1. Institutional Structure for LEDS 1.2. Workplan to Develop the LEDS 1.3. Roles and responsibilities to develop LEDS 2.1. Assess current country plans, policies, practices, and capacities 2.2. Compile lessons learned and good practices from ongoing and previous sustainable development efforts in the country 2.3. Assess public and private sector capacity to support initiatives 2.4. Assess and improve the national GHG inventory and other

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Sustainable Land-use Impact Assessment Toolkit | Open Energy Information  

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Sustainable Land-use Impact Assessment Toolkit Sustainable Land-use Impact Assessment Toolkit Jump to: navigation, search Stage 3 LEDS Home Introduction to Framework Assess current country plans, policies, practices, and capacities Develop_BAU Stage 4: Prioritizing and Planning for Actions Begin execution of implementation plans 1.0. Organizing the LEDS Process 1.1. Institutional Structure for LEDS 1.2. Workplan to Develop the LEDS 1.3. Roles and responsibilities to develop LEDS 2.1. Assess current country plans, policies, practices, and capacities 2.2. Compile lessons learned and good practices from ongoing and previous sustainable development efforts in the country 2.3. Assess public and private sector capacity to support initiatives 2.4. Assess and improve the national GHG inventory and other economic and resource data as needed for LEDS development

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Stage 3b: Assessing Opportunities | Open Energy Information  

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b: Assessing Opportunities b: Assessing Opportunities Jump to: navigation, search Stage 3b LEDS Home Introduction to Framework Assess current country plans, policies, practices, and capacities Develop_BAU Stage 4: Prioritizing and Planning for Actions Begin execution of implementation plans 1.0. Organizing the LEDS Process 1.1. Institutional Structure for LEDS 1.2. Workplan to Develop the LEDS 1.3. Roles and responsibilities to develop LEDS 2.1. Assess current country plans, policies, practices, and capacities 2.2. Compile lessons learned and good practices from ongoing and previous sustainable development efforts in the country 2.3. Assess public and private sector capacity to support initiatives 2.4. Assess and improve the national GHG inventory and other economic and resource data as needed for LEDS development

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Stage 3c: Developing and Assessing Low Emissions Development Scenarios |  

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Stage 3c: Developing and Assessing Low Emissions Development Scenarios Stage 3c: Developing and Assessing Low Emissions Development Scenarios Jump to: navigation, search Stage 3 LEDS Home Introduction to Framework Assess current country plans, policies, practices, and capacities Develop_BAU Stage 4: Prioritizing and Planning for Actions Begin execution of implementation plans 1.0. Organizing the LEDS Process 1.1. Institutional Structure for LEDS 1.2. Workplan to Develop the LEDS 1.3. Roles and responsibilities to develop LEDS 2.1. Assess current country plans, policies, practices, and capacities 2.2. Compile lessons learned and good practices from ongoing and previous sustainable development efforts in the country 2.3. Assess public and private sector capacity to support initiatives 2.4. Assess and improve the national GHG inventory and other

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Risk Assessment & Management Information | Department of Energy  

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Regulatory Framework, April 2012 Risk Assessment Technical Experts Working Group (RWG) web page DOE Standard on Development and Use of Probabilistic Risk Assessment in DOE...

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Development of a nuclear fuel cycle transparency framework.  

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Nuclear fuel cycle transparency can be defined as a confidence building approach among political entities to ensure civilian nuclear facilities are not being used for the development of nuclear weapons. Transparency concepts facilitate the transfer of nuclear technology, as the current international political climate indicates a need for increased methods of assuring non-proliferation. This research develops a system which will augment current non-proliferation assessment activities undertaken by U.S. and international regulatory agencies. It will support the export of nuclear technologies, as well as the design and construction of Gen. IV energy systems. Additionally, the framework developed by this research will provide feedback to cooperating parties, thus ensuring full transparency of a nuclear fuel cycle. As fuel handling activities become increasingly automated, proliferation or diversion potential of nuclear material still needs to be assessed. However, with increased automation, there exists a vast amount of process data to be monitored. By designing a system that monitors process data continuously, and compares this data to declared process information and plant designs, a faster and more efficient assessment of proliferation risk can be made. Figure 1 provides an illustration of the transparency framework that has been developed. As shown in the figure, real-time process data is collected at the fuel cycle facility; a reactor, a fabrication plant, or a recycle facility, etc. Data is sent to the monitoring organization and is assessed for proliferation risk. Analysis and recommendations are made to cooperating parties, and feedback is provided to the facility. The analysis of proliferation risk is based on the following factors: (1) Material attractiveness: the quantification of factors relevant to the proliferation risk of a certain material (e.g., highly enriched Pu-239 is more attractive than that of lower enrichment) (2) The static (baseline) risk: the quantification of risk factors regarding the expected value of proliferation risk under normal (not proliferating) operations. (3) The dynamic (changing) risk: the quantification of risk factors regarding the observed value of proliferation risk, based on monitor signals from facility operations. This framework could be implemented at facilities which have been exported (for instance, to third world countries), or facilities located in sensitive countries. Sandia National Laboratories is currently working with the Japan Nuclear Cycle Development Institute (JNC) to implement a demonstration of nuclear fuel cycle transparency technology at the Fuel Handling Training Model designed for the Monju Fast Reactor at the International Cooperation and Development Training Center in Japan. This technology has broad applications, both in the U.S. and abroad. Following the demonstration, we expect to begin further testing of the technology at an Enrichment Facility, a Fast Reactor, and at a Recycle Facility.

Love, Tracia L.

2005-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Multiferroic Metal Organic Frameworks  

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with the oxygen of the framework. Upon cooling the compounds go under a phase transition, due to the ordering of nitrogen, leading to ferroelectric ordering. They also order...

176

Nuclear Safety Regulatory Framework  

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Department of Energy Nuclear Safety Regulatory Framework DOE's Nuclear Safety Enabling Legislation Regulatory Enforcement & Oversight Regulatory Governance Atomic Energy Act 1946...

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Estimation and Assessment of Errors Related to Antenna Pattern Distortion in CODAR SeaSonde High-Frequency Radar Ocean Current Measurements  

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A simulation-based investigation of errors in HF radar–derived, near-surface ocean current measurements is presented. The simulation model is specific to Coastal Ocean Dynamics Application Radar (CODAR) SeaSonde radar systems that employ a ...

Kenneth Laws; Jeffrey D. Paduan; John Vesecky

2010-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building Energy Assessment Toolkit | Open Energy Information  

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source source History View New Pages Recent Changes All Special Pages Semantic Search/Querying Get Involved Help Apps Datasets Community Login | Sign Up Search Page Edit History Facebook icon Twitter icon » Building Energy Assessment Toolkit Jump to: navigation, search Stage 3 LEDS Home Introduction to Framework Assess current country plans, policies, practices, and capacities Develop_BAU Stage 4: Prioritizing and Planning for Actions Begin execution of implementation plans 1.0. Organizing the LEDS Process 1.1. Institutional Structure for LEDS 1.2. Workplan to Develop the LEDS 1.3. Roles and responsibilities to develop LEDS 2.1. Assess current country plans, policies, practices, and capacities 2.2. Compile lessons learned and good practices from ongoing and previous sustainable development efforts in the country

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Transportation Assessment Toolkit | Open Energy Information  

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source source History View New Pages Recent Changes All Special Pages Semantic Search/Querying Get Involved Help Apps Datasets Community Login | Sign Up Search Page Edit History Facebook icon Twitter icon » Transportation Assessment Toolkit Jump to: navigation, search Stage 3 LEDS Home Introduction to Framework Assess current country plans, policies, practices, and capacities Develop_BAU Stage 4: Prioritizing and Planning for Actions Begin execution of implementation plans 1.0. Organizing the LEDS Process 1.1. Institutional Structure for LEDS 1.2. Workplan to Develop the LEDS 1.3. Roles and responsibilities to develop LEDS 2.1. Assess current country plans, policies, practices, and capacities 2.2. Compile lessons learned and good practices from ongoing and previous sustainable development efforts in the country

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Flexible Framework for Building Energy Analysis: Preprint  

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In the building energy research and advanced practitioner communities, building models are perturbed across large parameter spaces to assess energy and cost performance in the face of programmatic and economic constraints. This paper describes the OpenStudio software framework for performing such analyses.

Hale, E.; Macumber, D.; Weaver, E.; Shekhar, D.

2012-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Assess Current and Potential Salmonid Production in Rattlesnake Creek in Association with Restoration Efforts, US Geological Survey Report, 2004-2005 Annual Report.  

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This project was designed to document existing habitat conditions and fish populations within the Rattlesnake Creek watershed (White Salmon River subbasin, Washington) before major habitat restoration activities are implemented and prior to the reintroduction of salmon and steelhead above Condit Dam. Returning adult salmon Oncorhynchus spp. and steelhead O. mykiss have not had access to Rattlesnake Creek since 1913. An assessment of resident trout populations should serve as a good surrogate for evaluation of factors that would limit salmon and steelhead production in the watershed. Personnel from United States Geological Survey's Columbia River Research Laboratory (USGS-CRRL) attended to three main objectives of the Rattlesnake Creek project. The first objective was to characterize stream and riparian habitat conditions. This effort included measures of water quality, water quantity, stream habitat, and riparian conditions. The second objective was to determine the status of fish populations in the Rattlesnake Creek drainage. To accomplish this, we derived estimates of salmonid population abundance, determined fish species composition, assessed distribution and life history attributes, obtained tissue samples for genetic analysis, and assessed fish diseases in the watershed. The third objective was to use the collected habitat and fisheries information to help identify and prioritize areas in need of restoration. As this report covers the fourth year of a five-year study, it is largely restricted to describing our efforts and findings for the first two objectives.

Allen, M. Brady; Connolly, Patrick J.; Jezorek, Ian G. (US Geological Survey, Western Fisheries Research Center, Columbia River Research Laboratory, Cook, WA)

2006-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Global Framework for Climate Risk Exposure | Open Energy Information  

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Framework for Climate Risk Exposure Framework for Climate Risk Exposure Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: Global Framework for Climate Risk Exposure Agency/Company /Organization: United Nations Environment Programme Topics: Finance, Co-benefits assessment, Market analysis Resource Type: Publications, Guide/manual Website: www.unepfi.org/fileadmin/documents/global_framework.pdf Global Framework for Climate Risk Exposure Screenshot References: Global Framework for Climate Risk Exposure[1] Summary "A group of leading institutional investors from around the world released the Global Framework for Climate Risk Disclosure-a new statement on disclosure that investors expect from companies-in October 2006. Investors require this information in order to analyze a company's business risks and opportunities resulting from climate change, as well as

183

Cybersecurity Framework Development Overview  

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Cybersecurity Framework Development Overview NIST's Role in Implementing Executive Order 13636 "Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity" #12;Executive Order 13636: Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity - February 12, 2013 "The cyber threat to critical infrastructure continues to grow

Bentz, Dale P.

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Cybersecurity Framework Development Overview  

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Cybersecurity Framework Development Overview NIST's Role in Implementing Executive Order 13636 "Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity" #12;Executive Order 13636: Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity February 12, 2013 · "The cyber threat to critical infrastructure continues to grow

185

The Partnership Evaluation Framework  

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

U.S. Department of Energy Better Buildings Neighborhood Program: The Partnership Evaluation Framework: How to evaluate a potential partner’s business model and identify areas for collaboration.

186

Uncertainty Analysis Framework - Hanford Site-Wide Groundwater Flow and Transport Model  

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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) embarked on a new initiative to strengthen the technical defensibility of the predictions being made with a site-wide groundwater flow and transport model at the U.S. Department of Energy Hanford Site in southeastern Washington State. In FY 2000, the focus of the initiative was on the characterization of major uncertainties in the current conceptual model that would affect model predictions. The long-term goals of the initiative are the development and implementation of an uncertainty estimation methodology in future assessments and analyses using the site-wide model. This report focuses on the development and implementation of an uncertainty analysis framework.

Cole, Charles R.; Bergeron, Marcel P.; Murray, Christopher J.; Thorne, Paul D.; Wurstner, Signe K.; Rogers, Phillip M.

2001-11-09T23:59:59.000Z

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Assess public and private sector capacity to support initiatives | Open  

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public and private sector capacity to support initiatives public and private sector capacity to support initiatives Jump to: navigation, search Stage 2 LEDS Home Introduction to Framework Assess current country plans, policies, practices, and capacities Develop_BAU Stage 4: Prioritizing and Planning for Actions Begin execution of implementation plans 1.0. Organizing the LEDS Process 1.1. Institutional Structure for LEDS 1.2. Workplan to Develop the LEDS 1.3. Roles and responsibilities to develop LEDS 2.1. Assess current country plans, policies, practices, and capacities 2.2. Compile lessons learned and good practices from ongoing and previous sustainable development efforts in the country 2.3. Assess public and private sector capacity to support initiatives 2.4. Assess and improve the national GHG inventory and other

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Assess technical potential for energy technologies | Open Energy  

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technical potential for energy technologies technical potential for energy technologies Jump to: navigation, search Stage 3 LEDS Home Introduction to Framework Assess current country plans, policies, practices, and capacities Develop_BAU Stage 4: Prioritizing and Planning for Actions Begin execution of implementation plans 1.0. Organizing the LEDS Process 1.1. Institutional Structure for LEDS 1.2. Workplan to Develop the LEDS 1.3. Roles and responsibilities to develop LEDS 2.1. Assess current country plans, policies, practices, and capacities 2.2. Compile lessons learned and good practices from ongoing and previous sustainable development efforts in the country 2.3. Assess public and private sector capacity to support initiatives 2.4. Assess and improve the national GHG inventory and other economic and resource data as needed for LEDS development

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CRAD, Assessment Criteria and Guidelines for Determining the Adequacy of  

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Assessment Criteria and Guidelines for Determining the Assessment Criteria and Guidelines for Determining the Adequacy of Software Used in the Safety Analysis and Design of Defense Nuclear Facilities CRAD, Assessment Criteria and Guidelines for Determining the Adequacy of Software Used in the Safety Analysis and Design of Defense Nuclear Facilities Performance Objective: These guidelines and criteria provide a consistent overall framework for assessment of the processes that are currently in place to ensure that the software being used in the safety analysis and design of the SSCs in defense nuclear facilities is adequate. These reviews will be conducted only on software that is currently in use, not on software that was previously used as part of a safety analysis and design process. Criteria: Custom software developed by DOE, its contractors, or subcontractors

190

Demand Response Valuation Frameworks Paper  

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Framework, Dr. Daniel M. Violette, Summit Blue Consulting,Response Resources by Daniel M. Violette, Rachel Freeman andFramework, Dr. Daniel M. Violette, Summit Blue Consulting,

Heffner, Grayson

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Subsurface flow and transport of organic chemicals: an assessment of current modeling capability and priority directions for future research (1987-1995)  

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Theoretical and computer modeling capability for assessing the subsurface movement and fate of organic contaminants in groundwater was examined. Hence, this study is particularly concerned with energy-related, organic compounds that could enter a subsurface environment and move as components of a liquid phase separate from groundwater. The migration of organic chemicals that exist in an aqueous dissolved state is certainly a part of this more general scenario. However, modeling of the transport of chemicals in aqueous solution has already been the subject of several reviews. Hence, this study emphasizes the multiphase scenario. This study was initiated to focus on the important physicochemical processes that control the behavior of organic substances in groundwater systems, to evaluate the theory describing these processes, and to search for and evaluate computer codes that implement models that correctly conceptualize the problem situation. This study is not a code inventory, and no effort was made to identify every available code capable of representing a particular process.

Streile, G.P.; Simmons, C.S.

1986-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

192

A new scenario framework for Climate Change Research: Scenario matrix architecture  

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In this paper, we present the scenario matrix architecture as part of the new scenario framework for climate change research. The matrix architecture focuses on a key question of current climate research, namely the identification of trade-offs and synergies (in terms of risks, costs and other consequences) of different adaptation and mitigation strategies. The framework has two main axes: 1) the level of forcing (as represented by the RCPs) and 2) different socio-economic reference pathways. The matrix can be used as a tool to guide new scenario development and analytical analysis. It can also be used as a heuristic tool for classifying new and existing scenarios for assessment. Key elements of the architecture, in particular the shared socio-economic reference pathways and the shared policy assumptions, are elaborated in other papers in this special issue.

Van Vuuren, Detlef; Kriegler, Elmar; O'Neill, Brian; Ebi, Kristie L.; Riahi, Keywan; Carter, Tim; Edmonds, James A.; Hallegatte, Stephane; Kram, Tom; Mathur, Ritu; Winkler, Harald

2014-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Conceptual Framework Presentation, 2006, Slide 1 The Conceptual Framework for  

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Conceptual Framework Presentation, 2006, Slide 1 The Conceptual Framework for Programs that Prepare Professionals Who Work in Schools What - Why - and Why You? #12;Conceptual Framework Presentation, 2006, Slide 2 on and develop your philosophy as a professional. . . WHY YOU? #12;Conceptual Framework Presentation, 2006, Slide

de Lijser, Peter

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Current titles  

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116 abstracts are presented of work done with the electron microscope. NCEM is a DOE-designated national user facility and is available at no charge to qualified researchers (assess is controlled by a steering committee).

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1993-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Assess and improve the national GHG inventory and other economic and  

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Assess and improve the national GHG inventory and other economic and Assess and improve the national GHG inventory and other economic and resource data as needed for LEDS development Jump to: navigation, search Stage 2 LEDS Home Introduction to Framework Assess current country plans, policies, practices, and capacities Develop_BAU Stage 4: Prioritizing and Planning for Actions Begin execution of implementation plans 1.0. Organizing the LEDS Process 1.1. Institutional Structure for LEDS 1.2. Workplan to Develop the LEDS 1.3. Roles and responsibilities to develop LEDS 2.1. Assess current country plans, policies, practices, and capacities 2.2. Compile lessons learned and good practices from ongoing and previous sustainable development efforts in the country 2.3. Assess public and private sector capacity to support initiatives 2.4. Assess and improve the national GHG inventory and other

196

Spectrum Auction Framework for Access Allocation in Cognitive Radio Networks  

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1 Spectrum Auction Framework for Access Allocation in Cognitive Radio Networks Gaurav S. Kasbekar does not exist. Index Terms Cognitive Radio Networks, Spectrum Auctions, Algorithms I. INTRODUCTION, Wireless Meteropolitan Area networks etc., demand for radio spectrum is increasing. Currently, spectrum

Sarkar, Saswati

197

Knowledge-based framework for hypothesis formation in biochemical networks  

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......Spain, September 28-October 1, 2005 Knowledge-based framework for hypothesis formation...85281, USA Motivation: The current knowledge about biochemical networks is largely...constantly need to revise or extend existing knowledge. The revision and/or extension are......

Nam Tran; Chitta Baral; Vinay J. Nagaraj; Lokesh Joshi

2005-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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ANTS: a new Collaborative Learning Framework  

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CSCW and MOO environments have played an important role in CSCL research. These multi-user community-ware frameworks enhance social interactions and shared experience and thus enabling new CSCL research. We however find some limitations in existing platforms: technology limitations and a lack of solid collaborative services. We present ANTS: a collaborative framework that aims to provide a solid foundation for CSCL applications. In one side, the framework is constructed on top of cutting-edge technologies like J2EE (EJB, JSP, Servlets), Notification services (Elvin, JMS) and XML. In the other side, ANTS provides solid CSCW services that make the system robust and extensible. We also present a concrete ANTS extension: JLE, a collaborative learning environment including services like course management, assessment management, collaboration, progress tracking and tutorware.

Pedro García Lopez; Robert Rallo Moya; Merce Gisbert; Antonio Gómez Skarmeta

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Framework for Physics Computation  

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The Georgia Tech team has been working in collaboration with ORNL and Rutgers on improved I/O for petascale fusion codes, specifically, to integrate staging methods into the ADIOS framework. As part of this on-going work, we have released the DataTap server as part of the ADIOS release, and we have been working on improving the ‘in situ’ processing capabilities of the ADIOS framework. In particular, we have been moving forward with a design that adds additional metadata to describe the data layout and structure of data that is being moved for I/O purposes, building on the FFS type system developed in our past research

Schwan, Karsten [Georgia Institute of Technology

2012-01-13T23:59:59.000Z

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An Assessment of the Current Day Impact of Various Materials Associated with the U.S. Nuclear Test Program in the Marshall Island  

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Different stable elements, and some natural and man-made radionuclides, were used as tracers or associated in other ways with nuclear devices that were detonated at Bikini and Enewetak Atolls as part of the U.S. nuclear testing program from 1946 through 1958. The question has been raised whether any of these materials dispersed by the explosions could be of sufficient concentration in either the marine environment or on the coral islands to be of a health concern to people living, or planning to live, on the atolls. This report addresses that concern. An inventory of the materials involved during the test period was prepared and provided to us by the Office of Defense Programs (DP) of the United States Department of Energy (DOE). The materials that the DOE and the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) ask to be evaluated are--sulfur, arsenic, yttrium, tantalum, gold, rhodium, indium, tungsten, thallium, thorium-230,232 ({sup 230,232}Th), uranium-233,238 ({sup 233,238}U), polonium-210 ({sup 210}Po), curium-232 ({sup 232}Cu), and americium-241 ({sup 241}Am). The stable elements were used primarily as tracers for determining neutron energy and flux, and for other diagnostic purposes in the larger yield, multistage devices. It is reasonable to assume that these materials would be distributed in a similar manner as the fission products subsequent to detonation. A large inventory of fission product and uranium data was available for assessment. Detailed calculations show only a very small fraction of the fission products produced during the entire test series remain at the test site atolls. Consequently, based on the information provided, we conclude that the concentration of these materials in the atoll environment pose no adverse health effects to humans.

Robison, W L; Noshkin, V E; Hamilton, T F; Conrado, C L; Bogen, K T

2001-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Utility of the Texas Award for Performance Excellence Criteria as a Framework for Assessing and Improving Performance Excellence in the Texas A&M Foundation: A Case Study  

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; the seven dimensions critical to high performing organizations are (a) leadership, (b) strategic planning, (c) customer-market focus, (d) knowledge and information management and analysis, (e) workforce focus, (f) process management, and (g) results... ........................................................................................................................... 200 Page xi LIST OF FIGURES FIGURE Page 1 The Baldrige Criteria for Performance Excellence Framework (2011-2012 Criteria for Performance Excellence (2011) ............................. 39 2 Texas A&M Foundation (TAMF) Strategic Plan...

Wine, Sherryl Leigh

2012-02-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Knowledge Encapsulation Framework for Collaborative Social Modeling  

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This paper describes the Knowledge Encapsulation Framework (KEF), a suite of tools to enable knowledge inputs (relevant, domain-specific facts) to modeling and simulation projects, as well as other domains that require effective collaborative workspaces for knowledge-based task. This framework can be used to capture evidence (e.g., trusted material such as journal articles and government reports), discover new evidence (covering both trusted and social media), enable discussions surrounding domain-specific topics and provide automatically generated semantic annotations for improved corpus investigation. The current KEF implementation is presented within a wiki environment, providing a simple but powerful collaborative space for team members to review, annotate, discuss and align evidence with their modeling frameworks. The novelty in this approach lies in the combination of automatically tagged and user-vetted resources, which increases user trust in the environment, leading to ease of adoption for the collaborative environment.

Cowell, Andrew J.; Gregory, Michelle L.; Marshall, Eric J.; McGrath, Liam R.

2009-03-24T23:59:59.000Z

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The Framework of Astronomy  

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... FOR his inaugural lecture as Perren professor of astronomy in the University of London, which he gave last year at University College, London ... , London, Prof. C. W. Allen chose as his subject "The Framework of Astronomy". At the beginning of this lecture, which has now been published*, Prof. ...

1953-09-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Semantic resource framework  

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The Semantic Resource Framework (SRF) is a multi-level description of the data sources for search computing applications. It responds to the need of having a structured representation of search services, amenable to service exploration, selection, and ... Keywords: ontology, search services, semantic annotation, service description, service repository

Marco Brambilla; Alessandro Campi; Stefano Ceri; Silvia Quarteroni

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Developing a Framework for CCS Policies Based on Projected Probabilities of Success  

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-firing and chemical looping). By assessing each technology independently, we can provide a framework for an effective are being assessed: post- combustion, pre-combustion and alternative combustion (e.g. oxy

Mountziaris, T. J.

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Framework for Selecting Leading Performance Tools for Achieving Leed 3.0 Credits  

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energy simulation software. They may require resources (tools) to support their decisions and to assess the risk involved in decision making. This research has presented a framework that links building performance assessment tools with the LEED rating...

Pathak, Rutuparna

2010-10-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Climate Literacy Framework  

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Climate Literacy Framework Print E-mail Climate Literacy Framework Print E-mail A Guide for Individuals and Communities The Essential Principles of Climate Science presents important information for individuals and communities to understand Earth's climate, impacts of climate change, and approaches for adapting and mitigating change. Principles in the guide can serve as discussion starters or launching points for scientific inquiry. The guide can also serve educators who teach climate science as part of their science curricula. Development of the guide began at a workshop sponsored by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Multiple science agencies, non-governmental organizations, and numerous individuals also contributed through extensive review and comment periods. Discussion at the National Science Foundation (NSF) and NOAA-sponsored Atmospheric Sciences and Climate Literacy workshop contributed substantially to the refinement of the document.

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Current Status  

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Current Status Current Status > Content on this page requires a newer version of Adobe Flash Player. Get Adobe Flash player July 31, 1942 The Army Corp of Engineers leases 1,025 acres of the Cook County Forest Preserve to build a research facility. November 1942 Under the direction of Enrico Fermi, a group of scientists at the University of Chicago begin building Chicago Pile-1 (CP-1). Security and secracy were essential. December 2, 1942 Enrico Fermi's team creates the world's first self-sustaining nuclear chain reaction using the CP-1 reactor under Stagg Field at the University of Chicago. CP-1 1943 The experiments under Stagg Field shut down, and the scientists move to a 19 acre section of the leased forest preserve, known as Site A. CP-1 is reconstructed and modified at Site A and renamed Chicago Pile 2 (CP-2).

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Preparation of functionalized zeolitic frameworks  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

The disclosure provides zeolitic frameworks for gas separation, gas storage, catalysis and sensors. More particularly the disclosure provides zeolitic frameworks (ZIFs). The ZIF of the disclosure comprises any number of transition metals or a homogenous transition metal composition.

Yaghi, Omar M.; Hayashi, Hideki; Banerjee, Rahul; Park, Kyo Sung; Wang, Bo; Cote, Adrien P.

2014-08-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy Forecasting Framework and Emissions Consensus Tool (EFFECT) | Open  

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Energy Forecasting Framework and Emissions Consensus Tool (EFFECT) Energy Forecasting Framework and Emissions Consensus Tool (EFFECT) Jump to: navigation, search LEDSGP green logo.png FIND MORE DIA TOOLS This tool is part of the Development Impacts Assessment (DIA) Toolkit from the LEDS Global Partnership. Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Energy Forecasting Framework and Emissions Consensus Tool (EFFECT) Agency/Company /Organization: Energy Sector Management Assistance Program of the World Bank Sector: Energy Focus Area: Non-renewable Energy Topics: Baseline projection, Co-benefits assessment, GHG inventory Resource Type: Software/modeling tools User Interface: Spreadsheet Complexity/Ease of Use: Simple Website: www.esmap.org/esmap/EFFECT Cost: Free Equivalent URI: www.esmap.org/esmap/EFFECT Energy Forecasting Framework and Emissions Consensus Tool (EFFECT) Screenshot

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UK Climate Change Risk Assessment and National  

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UK Climate Change Risk Assessment and National Adaptation Programme Meg Patel Defra #12 change #12;Weather & climate impacts - economic, societal, environmental Water consumption per capita;Legislative Framework Climate Change Act 2008 Adaptation Reporting Power 2011 Climate Change Risk Assessment

Wirosoetisno, Djoko

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-Background -Assessment of current water conditions  

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being in western Wyoming and in the immediate headwaters of the Colorado River in Grand County, Colorado Through Jan 2010 Produced by the Colorado Climate Center utilizes : NWS, Snotel, CoCoRaHS and CoAgMet #12;Precipitation/Snowpack Update #12;Upper Colorado Normal Precipitation Upper Colorado River Basin Normal Monthly

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-Background -Assessment of current water conditions  

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like we are in an active weather pattern for western Colorado this week, with one system coming through in Colorado and some minor expansion in western Wyoming. This week, as conditions have continued to trend by the Colorado Climate Center utilizes : NWS, Snotel, CoCoRaHS and CoAgMet #12;#12;Upper Colorado Normal

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Nuclear Safety Regulatory Framework  

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Department of Energy Department of Energy Nuclear Safety Regulatory Framework DOE's Nuclear Safety Enabling Legislation Regulatory Enforcement & Oversight Regulatory Governance Atomic Energy Act 1946 Atomic Energy Act 1954 Energy Reorganization Act 1974 DOE Act 1977 Authority and responsibility to regulate nuclear safety at DOE facilities 10 CFR 830 10 CFR 835 10 CFR 820 Regulatory Implementation Nuclear Safety Radiological Safety Procedural Rules ISMS-QA; Operating Experience; Metrics and Analysis Cross Cutting DOE Directives & Manuals DOE Standards Central Technical Authorities (CTA) Office of Health, Safety, and Security (HSS) Line Management SSO/ FAC Reps 48 CFR 970 48 CFR 952 Federal Acquisition Regulations External Oversight *Defense Nuclear Facility

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Threat Analysis Framework | Department of Energy  

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

Threat Analysis Framework The need to protect national critical infrastructure has led to the development of a threat analysis framework. The threat analysis framework can be...

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A software framework for developing measurement applications under variable requirements  

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A framework for easily developing software for measurement and test applications under highly and fast-varying requirements is proposed. The framework allows the software quality in terms of flexibility usability and maintainability to be maximized. Furthermore the development effort is reduced and finalized by relieving the test engineer of development details. The framework can be configured for satisfying a large set of measurement applications in a generic field for an industrial test division a test laboratory or a research center. As an experimental case study the design the implementation and the assessment inside the application to a measurement scenario of magnettesting at the European Organization for Nuclear Research is reported.

Pasquale Arpaia; Marco Buzio; Lucio Fiscarelli; Vitaliano Inglese

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy Currents  

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7 7 Energy Currents Survey Result Our thanks to all of you who responded to our reader survey. We were pleased that many of you find this a useful publication. Your opinions will help us improve it further. The CBS News' readers include a variety of professions. 17% of respondents were consultants, 15% were engineers, 11% were teachers, 11% were scientists, 10% were program managers. The remainder included contractors, designers, marketing professionals policy analysts, journalists and others. Ranked according to highest response first, the majority of readers work in education, various levels of government, utilities, non-profit organizations, and a variety of private concerns. A surprisingly large number, 52% of the respondents, are Internet users and 23% have browsed the World Wide Web. 8% have browsed the Center's Web site

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Energy Currents  

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1 1 Energy Currents LBL Scientist Joins Clinton Administration Art Rosenfeld Art Rosenfeld, former head of LBL's Center for Building Science, has been named a senior advisor in the U.S. Department of Energy, serving under Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Christine Ervin. His appointment began July 1. In Washington, Rosenfeld will sit on President Clinton's National Science and Technology Council. He will also serve as national spokesperson for the Administration's "Cool Communities" program and will help steer through the political process a proposed new "government-sponsored enterprise"- called EFFIE MAE for Energy Efficiency Mortgage and Loan Agency-that would guarantee loans for retrofitting energy-inefficient public buildings.

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Developing a Regulatory Framework for Extended Storage and Transportation  

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

Developing a Regulatory Framework Developing a Regulatory Framework for Extended Storage and Transportation National Transportation Stakeholders Forum May 10-12, 2011 Denver, Colorado Earl Easton Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Outline * Current Regulatory Framework * Future Regulatory Needs * Technical Basis (with some examples) * Path Forward 2 Current NRC Regulatory Framework for Storage * Renewable Term Licenses * Aging Management Plan - Time-limited aging analyses - Design for prevention - Monitoring - how, how often, in-situ - Maintenance - what type - Corrective Actions - when 3 Dry Cask Storage * 63 licensed ISFSIs (8 more than 2010) * Expect 10 sites pursuing General License * Over 1400 loaded storage casks 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 Number of ISFSIs Year Specific Licensees

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Energy Sector Cybersecurity Framework Implementation Guidance  

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DRAFT FOR PUBLIC COMMENT SEPTEMBER, 2014 ENERGY SECTOR CYBERSECURITY FRAMEWORK IMPLEMENTATION GUIDANCE Energy Sector Cybersecurity Framework Implementation Guidance Table of...

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Preparation of metal-triazolate frameworks  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

The disclosure provides for novel metal-triazolate frameworks, methods of use thereof, and devices comprising the frameworks thereof.

Yaghi, Omar M; Uribe-Romo, Fernando J; Gandara-Barragan, Felipe; Britt, David K

2014-10-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Assess in-depth contributions of selected scenarios to goals across sectors  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

in-depth contributions of selected scenarios to goals across sectors in-depth contributions of selected scenarios to goals across sectors Jump to: navigation, search Stage 3c LEDS Home Introduction to Framework Assess current country plans, policies, practices, and capacities Develop_BAU Stage 4: Prioritizing and Planning for Actions Begin execution of implementation plans 1.0. Organizing the LEDS Process 1.1. Institutional Structure for LEDS 1.2. Workplan to Develop the LEDS 1.3. Roles and responsibilities to develop LEDS 2.1. Assess current country plans, policies, practices, and capacities 2.2. Compile lessons learned and good practices from ongoing and previous sustainable development efforts in the country 2.3. Assess public and private sector capacity to support initiatives 2.4. Assess and improve the national GHG inventory and other

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GTT Framework | Department of Energy  

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GTT Framework GTT Framework GTT Framework GTT Framework Strategic Framework The GTT proposes a strategic framework that organizes these activities into three interrelated dimensions (informational, analytical, and physical), representative of the systems nature of the grid. Each of these dimensions have a corresponding strategic focus: The informational dimension aims to improve the visibility of grid conditions. The analytical dimension increases our understanding of the implications of the observed conditions. The physical dimension enhances the flexibility of the grid to respond to that understanding. The logic behind these focus areas is that a modernized grid should be able to "see" an event or condition, "know" what is happening or about to happen, and "do" something appropriate in response - quickly and

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Management Assessment and Independent Assessment Guide  

Directives, Delegations, and Requirements

The revision to this Guide reflects current assessment practices, international standards, and changes in the Department of Energy expectations. Cancels DOE G 414.1-1. Canceled by DOE G 414.1-1B.

2001-05-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Sodium loop framework structural analysis  

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This document provides the structural analysis of the Sodium Loop framework in a drop condition. The drop is similar to the US Department of Transportation non-bulk, performance-oriented packaging (Packaging Group I) drop test. The drop height evaluated for the Sodium Loop framework is 5.9 ft.

Nguyen, P.M.

1995-06-06T23:59:59.000Z

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End of FY10 report - used fuel disposition technical bases and lessons learned : legal and regulatory framework for high-level waste disposition in the United States.  

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This report examines the current policy, legal, and regulatory framework pertaining to used nuclear fuel and high level waste management in the United States. The goal is to identify potential changes that if made could add flexibility and possibly improve the chances of successfully implementing technical aspects of a nuclear waste policy. Experience suggests that the regulatory framework should be established prior to initiating future repository development. Concerning specifics of the regulatory framework, reasonable expectation as the standard of proof was successfully implemented and could be retained in the future; yet, the current classification system for radioactive waste, including hazardous constituents, warrants reexamination. Whether or not consideration of multiple sites are considered simultaneously in the future, inclusion of mechanisms such as deliberate use of performance assessment to manage site characterization would be wise. Because of experience gained here and abroad, diversity of geologic media is not particularly necessary as a criterion in site selection guidelines for multiple sites. Stepwise development of the repository program that includes flexibility also warrants serious consideration. Furthermore, integration of the waste management system from storage, transportation, and disposition, should be examined and would be facilitated by integration of the legal and regulatory framework. Finally, in order to enhance acceptability of future repository development, the national policy should be cognizant of those policy and technical attributes that enhance initial acceptance, and those policy and technical attributes that maintain and broaden credibility.

Weiner, Ruth F.; Blink, James A. (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, CA); Rechard, Robert Paul; Perry, Frank (Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM); Jenkins-Smith, Hank C. (University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK); Carter, Joe (Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, Aiken, SC); Nutt, Mark (Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL); Cotton, Tom (Complex Systems Group, Washington DC)

2010-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Align Your Lessons to the Energy Literacy Framework and NGSS  

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

Use these Excel files to assess how many Fundamental Concepts your activity or curriculum addresses, or use it as a tool for building a curriculum that addresses the entire range of Fundamental Concepts. You can also see how the Energy Literacy Framework's principles and concepts align with the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).

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A Reactive Measurement Framework Mark Allman and Vern Paxson  

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A Reactive Measurement Framework Mark Allman and Vern Paxson International Computer Science Institute Abstract. Often when assessing complex network behavior a single measure- ment is not enough for thinking about "measurement" as a process rather than an event. We introduce reactive measurement (REM

Paxson, Vern

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Sustainable Bioenergy: A Framework for Decision Makers | Open Energy  

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Sustainable Bioenergy: A Framework for Decision Makers Sustainable Bioenergy: A Framework for Decision Makers Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Sustainable Bioenergy: A Framework for Decision Makers Agency/Company /Organization: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Sector: Energy, Land Focus Area: Renewable Energy, Biomass Topics: Implementation, Policies/deployment programs Resource Type: Guide/manual, Lessons learned/best practices Website: esa.un.org/un-energy/pdf/susdev.Biofuels.FAO.pdf References: Sustainable Bioenergy: A Framework for Decision Makers[1] "In this publication, UN-Energy seeks to structure an approach to the current discussion on bioenergy, it is the contribution of the UN system to the issues that need further attention, analysis and valuation, so that

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The School of Engineering (SoE) Faculty approved the current continuous improvement process (CIP) in AY 2006-07. Our CIP is principally focused on the extensive assessment requirements of the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, Inc. -the body re  

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The School of Engineering (SoE) Faculty approved the current continuous improvement process (CIP) in AY 2006-07. Our CIP is principally focused on the extensive assessment requirements in the United States. The CIP revolves around two simple loops: one being on a strategic level and the other

Asaithambi, Asai

231

A framework model for grid security  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Computational grids can be considered as tiered objects; following a widespread terminology, cluster grids may be grouped into enterprise grids, that in turn may belong to global grids. Therefore, computing grid security has to be “tiered” too, with the ground level remaining the OS one. In this work, we introduce a sort of unified approach, an overall architectural framework for access control to grid resources, and one that adheres as much as possible to current security principles. Current grid security implementations are viewed in the light of this model, their main drawbacks are described, and we show how our proposal is able to avoid them. We believe that a main strategy could be to adopt both PKI and PMI infrastructures at the grid layer, ensuring that an adequate transfer of authentication and authorization will be made between the Virtual Organization and Resource Provider layers. This can be achieved by extending those features at the OS layer as system applications and services.

G. Laccetti; G. Schmid

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

232

Estimating Water Consumption of Potential Natural Vegetation on Global Dry Lands: Building an LCA Framework for Green Water Flows  

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Estimating Water Consumption of Potential Natural Vegetation on Global Dry Lands: Building an LCA Framework for Green Water Flows ... This study aimed to provide a framework for assessing direct soil-water consumption, also termed green water in the literature, in life cycle assessment (LCA). ... This was an issue that LCA had not tackled before. ...

Montserrat Núñez; Stephan Pfister; Philippe Roux; Assumpció Antón

2013-10-04T23:59:59.000Z

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A Computational Framework for Life-Cycle Management of Wind Turbines incorporating Structural Health Monitoring  

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1 A Computational Framework for Life-Cycle Management of Wind Turbines incorporating Structural of wind turbines and reducing the life-cycle costs significantly. This paper presents a life-cycle management (LCM) framework for online monitoring and performance assessment of wind turbines, enabling

Stanford University

234

Version 1.0 Peer Review Framework: Accessing information about Research Council  

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1 Version 1.0 June 2014 Peer Review Framework: Accessing information about Research Council on funding. 1.3 Proposals are assessed by a process known as Peer Review which usually involves a two of successful Proposals for funding. 1.4 The Peer Review Framework is designed to explain: i. How the Peer

Crowther, Paul

235

Image Utility Assessment and a Relationship with Image Quality Assessment  

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Image Utility Assessment and a Relationship with Image Quality Assessment David M. Rouse , Romuald information to humans, and this paper investigates the utility assessment task, where human observers evaluate the usefulness of a natural image as a surrogate for a reference. Current QA algorithms implicitly assess utility

Hemami, Sheila S.

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Strategic philanthropy for cyber security : an extended cost-benefit analysis framework to study cybersecurity  

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The international climate of cyber security is dramatically changing and thus unpredictable. As such, agile yet sustainable solutions are needed, along with an effective and a pragmatic evaluation framework to assess and ...

Cho, Yiseul

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

237

A Formal Framework of AOC  

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For an AOC system, autonomous entities and an environment are ... their environment are the force that drives an AOC system to evolve towards certain desired states. ... and have provided a general framework for ...

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Sample Business Plan Framework 3  

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

U.S. Department of Energy Better Buildings Neighborhood Program: Sample Business Plan Framework 1: A program seeking to continue operations in the post-grant period as a not-for-profit (NGO) entity.

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Sample Business Plan Framework 5  

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

U.S. Department of Energy Better Buildings Neighborhood Program: Sample Business Plan Framework 1: A program seeking to continue operations in the post-grant period as a not-for-profit (NGO) entity.

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Sample Business Plan Framework 2  

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

U.S. Department of Energy Better Buildings Neighborhood Program: Sample Business Plan Framework 1: A program seeking to continue operations in the post-grant period as a not-for-profit (NGO) entity.

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Sample Business Plan Framework 1  

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

U.S. Department of Energy Better Buildings Neighborhood Program: Sample Business Plan Framework 1: A program seeking to continue operations in the post-grant period as a not-for-profit (NGO) entity.

242

Decision-Based Design Framework  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

With methods for modeling designer preference and customer preference presented in Chaps. 2 and 3, respectively, the decision-based design (DBD) framework and taxonomy is fully developed in this chapter. DBD i...

Wei Chen; Christopher Hoyle; Henk Jan Wassenaar

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Sample Business Plan Framework 4  

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

U.S. Department of Energy Better Buildings Neighborhood Program: Sample Business Plan Framework 1: A program seeking to continue operations in the post-grant period as a not-for-profit (NGO) entity.

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Geologic Framework Model (GFM2000)  

SciTech Connect

The purpose of this report is to document the geologic framework model, version GFM2000 with regard to input data, modeling methods, assumptions, uncertainties, limitations, and validation of the model results, and the differences between GFM2000 and previous versions. The version number of this model reflects the year during which the model was constructed. This model supersedes the previous model version, documented in Geologic Framework Model (GFM 3.1) (CRWMS M&O 2000 [DIRS 138860]). The geologic framework model represents a three-dimensional interpretation of the geology surrounding the location of the monitored geologic repository for spent nuclear fuel and high-level radioactive waste at Yucca Mountain. The geologic framework model encompasses and is limited to an area of 65 square miles (168 square kilometers) and a volume of 185 cubic miles (771 cubic kilometers). The boundaries of the geologic framework model (shown in Figure 1-1) were chosen to encompass the exploratory boreholes and to provide a geologic framework over the area of interest for hydrologic flow and radionuclide transport modeling through the unsaturated zone (UZ). The upper surface of the model is made up of the surface topography and the depth of the model is constrained by the inferred depth of the Tertiary-Paleozoic unconformity. The geologic framework model was constructed from geologic map and borehole data. Additional information from measured stratigraphic sections, gravity profiles, and seismic profiles was also considered. The intended use of the geologic framework model is to provide a geologic framework over the area of interest consistent with the level of detailed needed for hydrologic flow and radionuclide transport modeling through the UZ and for repository design. The model is limited by the availability of data and relative amount of geologic complexity found in an area. The geologic framework model is inherently limited by scale and content. The grid spacing used in the geologic framework model (200 feet [61 meters]), discussed in Section 6.4.2, limits the size of features that can be resolved by the model but is appropriate for the distribution of data available and its intended use. Uncertainty and limitations are discussed in Section 6.6 and model validation is discussed in Section 7.

T. Vogt

2004-08-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Institutional Design for Strategic Environmental Assessment on Urban Economic and Social Development Planning in China  

SciTech Connect

The National Economic and Social Development Plans (NESDPs) of cities in China, given their comprehensive, integrated and strategic nature, have significant and profound impacts on the development of cities and their embedded ecological environments. Strategic Environmental Assessments (SEAs) on city NESDPs have the potential to improve environmental policy integration at strategic level and to safeguard the sustainable development of cities. However, these plans are normally exempted from the current SEA requirement in China. We argue that it is more feasible to apply SEAs on city NESDPs before SEAs are expanded to higher level NESDPs in China. This article attempts to propose a China-specific institutional design for SEAs on city NESDPs based on experiments in selected cities and within the current legal framework. To obtain a holistic view about the long-term development of cities, more qualitative and descriptive analysis-based assessment methods should be adopted to broaden participation, to encourage the exchange of information and to reach consensus. - Highlights: > National Economic and Social Development Plans for Cities (NESDPs) in China is a very popular and significant decision made by municipal government. > We propose a institutional framework to conduct strategic environmental assessment to NESDPs. > The key features of the institutional framework are the independent SEA approval committee and a professional consulting agency.

Song Guojun, E-mail: Songguojun@vip.sohu.com; Zhou Li; Zhang Lei

2011-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Argonne Transportation Current News  

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Current News November 21, 2013 -- Pixelligent Technologies Working with Argonne to Develop Nanoadditives under DOE SBIR Grant November 4, 2013 -- New GREET Model Released October 25, 2013 -- Argonne Creates IdleBox Toolkit for DOE's Clean Cities Initiative to Help Reduce Vehicle Idling September 23, 2013 -- New VISION Model Released for Estimating Potential Energy Use, Oil Use and Carbon Emission Impacts September 17, 2013 -- Water Assessment for Transportation Energy Resources (WATER) Tool Released September 9, 2013 -- Dileep Singh to Receive Prestigious Lee Hsun Award July 17, 2013 -- Summer 2013 TransForum now available July 10, 2013 -- Argonne Wins Four R&D 100 Awards March 23, 2013 -- White House Women's Leadership Summit on Climate and Energy recognizes Argonne scientists

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Thermoelectric Activities of European Community within Framework...  

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

of European Community within Framework Programme 7 and additional activities in Germany Thermoelectric Activities of European Community within Framework Programme 7 and...

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Energy Sector Cybersecurity Framework Implementation Guidance...  

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

Cybersecurity Framework Implementation Guidance - Notice of Public Comment: Federal Register Notice, Volume 79, No. 177, September 12, 2014 Energy Sector Cybersecurity Framework...

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Energy 101 Undergraduate Course Framework: Infosheet | Department...  

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

Undergraduate Course Framework: Infosheet Energy 101 Undergraduate Course Framework: Infosheet Energy101infosheet.pdf More Documents & Publications Energy 101 Webinar Energy...

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Nuclear Safety Regulatory Framework | Department of Energy  

Energy Savers (EERE)

Presentation that outlines the rules, policies and orders that comprise the Department of Energy Nuclear Safety Regulatory Framework. Nuclear Safety Regulatory Framework More...

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Current | OpenEI Community  

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351 351 Varnish cache server Home Groups Community Central Green Button Applications Developer Utility Rate FRED: FRee Energy Database More Public Groups Private Groups Features Groups Blog posts Content Stream Documents Discussions Polls Q & A Events Notices My stuff Energy blogs 429 Throttled (bot load) Error 429 Throttled (bot load) Throttled (bot load) Guru Meditation: XID: 2142233351 Varnish cache server Current Home Ocop's picture Submitted by Ocop(5) Member 18 April, 2013 - 13:41 MHK LCOE Reporting Guidance Draft Cost Current DOE LCOE numerical modeling Performance Tidal Wave To normalize competing claims of LCOE, DOE has developed-for its own use-a standardized cost and performance data reporting process to facilitate uniform calculation of LCOE from MHK device developers. This standardization framework is only the first version in what is anticipated

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1 Cactus Framework: Black Holes to Gamma Ray Bursts 7 Erik Schnetter1,2  

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Contents 1 Cactus Framework: Black Holes to Gamma Ray Bursts 7 Erik Schnetter1,2 , Christian D. Ott 94720, USA 1.1 Current challenges in relativistic astrophysics and the Gamma- Ray Burst problem

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An integrated perspective on assessing agricultural air quality  

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An integrated perspective on assessing agricultural air quality Viney P. Aneja* Department. In this paper, we summarise an integrated assessment framework for studying the agricultural air quality issues air quality; air emissions; air pollution; ammonia; animal feeding operations; biogeochemical cycles

Niyogi, Dev

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Programmatic Framework | Department of Energy  

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Programmatic Framework Programmatic Framework Programmatic Framework PROGRAM FACT SHEETS FUSRAP Nevada Offsites UMTRCA Title I and II PROGRAM TYPES UMTRCA Title I Sites UMTRCA Title II Sites FUSRAP Sites D&D Sites Nevada Offsites CERCLA/RCRA Sites NWPA Section 151 Site Other UMTRCA Title I Disposal and Processing Sites (Regulatory Drivers) For UMTRCA Title I disposal sites managed by LM, DOE becomes a licensee to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). Inspection, reporting, and record-keeping requirements are defined in Title 10 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 40.27, "General License for Custody and Long-Term Care of Residual Radioactive Material Disposal Sites." The general license for long-term custody is indefinite in duration. Usually, title for the land is assigned to an agency of the Federal government, and the land is

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A Framework for Comparative Assessments of Energy Efficiency Policy Measures  

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Electric Energy Efficiency Potential Study - Final Report.Energy Efficiency Potential Study for the State of Kansas: Final Report.Energy Efficiency Potential Study (Volume 1). CALMAC Study PGE0211.01. Report

Blum, Helcio

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1998): “Methodology for Tax Rebate Analysis. ” In AnalysisEnergy Efficient Appliance Rebate Program (SEEARP). Fundingl> US DOE (2011a): “Rebates, Tax Credits & Financing. ” In

Blum, Helcio

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Civic environmental pragmatism: a dialogical framework for strategic environmental assessment.  

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??Questions of uncertainty and value conflict are increasingly pervasive challenges confronting policy makers seeking to address the range of environmental problems generated by contemporary technological… (more)

Wallington, Tabatha Jean

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Framework for Comparative Assessments of Energy Efficiency Policy Measures  

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Service Energy Efficiency Baseline and Market Potentialtype of equipment energy efficiency market intervention. Theany type of energy efficiency market intervention. For the

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2: Example of an energy costs trade-off chart (relative0.95 Gov 0.98 Figure 3: Energy costs trade-off chart (valuespublic sector energy-efficiency programs. A trade-off chart

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Energy Efficiency Baseline and Market Potential Study. ICF International, Fairfax, VA, USA.USA. McGrory, L V W et al (2002): “Market Leadership by Example: Government Sector Energy

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A Framework for Comparative Assessments of Energy Efficiency Policy Measures  

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RARP_-_Final_Report.pdf> AHAM (2011): “Energy Saving Tipsfor Consumers. ” In AHAM Consumer Information, AssociationHome Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM), Washington, DC, USA. <

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Integrated Global System Modeling Framework | Open Energy Information  

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Integrated Global System Modeling Framework Integrated Global System Modeling Framework Jump to: navigation, search LEDSGP green logo.png FIND MORE DIA TOOLS This tool is part of the Development Impacts Assessment (DIA) Toolkit from the LEDS Global Partnership. Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Integrated Global System Modeling Framework Agency/Company /Organization: MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change Sector: Climate, Energy Focus Area: Renewable Energy Phase: Determine Baseline, Evaluate Options Topics: - Macroeconomic Resource Type: Software/modeling tools User Interface: Desktop Application Complexity/Ease of Use: Not Available Website: globalchange.mit.edu/research/IGSM Cost: Free Related Tools Transport Co-benefits Calculator General Equilibrium Modeling Package (GEMPACK)

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Framework for SCADA Security Policy  

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Framework for SCADA Security Policy Framework for SCADA Security Policy Dominique Kilman Jason Stamp dkilman@sandia.gov jestamp@sandia.gov Sandia National Laboratories Albuquerque, NM 87185-0785 Abstract - Modern automation systems used in infrastruc- ture (including Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition, or SCADA) have myriad security vulnerabilities. Many of these relate directly to inadequate security administration, which precludes truly effective and sustainable security. Adequate security management mandates a clear administrative struc- ture and enforcement hierarchy. The security policy is the root document, with sections covering purpose, scope, posi- tions, responsibilities, references, revision history, enforce- ment, and exceptions for various subjects relevant for system

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SDS: A Framework for Scientific Data Services  

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Large-scale scientific applications typically write their data to parallel file systems with organizations designed to achieve fast write speeds. Analysis tasks frequently read the data in a pattern that is different from the write pattern, and therefore experience poor I/O performance. In this paper, we introduce a prototype framework for bridging the performance gap between write and read stages of data access from parallel file systems. We call this framework Scientific Data Services, or SDS for short. This initial implementation of SDS focuses on reorganizing previously written files into data layouts that benefit read patterns, and transparently directs read calls to the reorganized data. SDS follows a client-server architecture. The SDS Server manages partial or full replicas of reorganized datasets and serves SDS Clients' requests for data. The current version of the SDS client library supports HDF5 programming interface for reading data. The client library intercepts HDF5 calls and transparently redirects them to the reorganized data. The SDS client library also provides a querying interface for reading part of the data based on user-specified selective criteria. We describe the design and implementation of the SDS client-server architecture, and evaluate the response time of the SDS Server and the performance benefits of SDS.

Dong, Bin; Byna, Surendra; Wu, Kesheng

2013-10-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Adaptive capacity and its assessment  

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This paper reviews the concept of adaptive capacity and various approaches to assessing it, particularly with respect to climate variability and change. I find that adaptive capacity is a relatively under-researched topic within the sustainability science and global change communities, particularly since it is uniquely positioned to improve linkages between vulnerability and resilience research. I identify opportunities for advancing the measurement and characterization of adaptive capacity by combining insights from both vulnerability and resilience frameworks, and I suggest several assessment approaches for possible future development that draw from both frameworks and focus on analyzing the governance, institutions, and management that have helped foster adaptive capacity in light of recent climatic events.

Engle, Nathan L.

2011-04-20T23:59:59.000Z

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An Assessment of Energy-Related Career Paths of Senior Industrial Assessment Center Program Alumni  

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The purpose of this study was to assess the career paths of alumni from the U.S. Department of Energy's Industrial Assessment Center (IAC) program. IAC was originally named the Energy Analysis and Diagnostic Center (EADC) program when it began in association with four schools in 1976. The current IAC program provides funding to 26 engineering colleges, located in centers across the United States, to conduct energy, waste, and productivity assessments for small- to medium-sized manufacturing establishments within their respective regions. Through part-time employment with the university, students receive training and in turn conduct assessments for local manufacturers, under the direct supervision of engineering faculty. Annually, IAC participants conduct over 700 assessments, and each assessment generates recommendations for energy savings, energy cost savings, and waste and productivity cost savings customized for individual clients. An earlier study determined that energy savings could be attributed to alumni of the IAC program who take their IAC experiences with them to the professional workplace. During their careers, the alumni conduct additional energy assessments as well as influence energy efficiency through design, teaching and training, and other activities. Indeed, a significant level of program benefits can be attributed to the alumni. This project addressed such specific questions as: How many years after graduation are IAC alumni involved in energy-efficiency activities? What different methods do they use to influence energy-efficiency decisions? To answer these questions, the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UT) surveyed IAC senior alumni, defined as those who graduated in 1995 or earlier. Section 2 describes the survey used in this research. The actual survey can be found in Appendix A. Section 3 describes our approach to data collection. Section 4 presents descriptive statistics about the senior alumni who responded to the survey. Section 5 begins with the presentation of two frameworks used to help analyze the data about alumni career paths and then presents the career path results. Section 6 offers concluding remarks.

Martin, M.A.

2003-10-20T23:59:59.000Z

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GEOLOGIC FRAMEWORK OF THE EAST FLANK, COSO GEOTHERMAL FIELD: IMPLICATIONS  

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GEOLOGIC FRAMEWORK OF THE EAST FLANK, COSO GEOTHERMAL FIELD: IMPLICATIONS GEOLOGIC FRAMEWORK OF THE EAST FLANK, COSO GEOTHERMAL FIELD: IMPLICATIONS FOR EGS DEVELOPMENT Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Conference Proceedings: GEOLOGIC FRAMEWORK OF THE EAST FLANK, COSO GEOTHERMAL FIELD: IMPLICATIONS FOR EGS DEVELOPMENT Details Activities (1) Areas (1) Regions (0) Abstract: The Coso Geothermal Field is a large, high temperature system located in eastern California on the western edge of the Basin and Range province. The East Flank of this field is currently under study as a DOE-funded Enhanced Geothermal Systems (EGS) project. This paper summarizes petrologic and geologic investigations on two East Flank wells, 34A-9 and 34-9RD2 conducted as part of a continuing effort to better understand how the rocks will behave during hydraulic and thermal stimulation. Well 34A-9

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Human-Centered Fusion Framework  

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In recent years the benefits of fusing signatures extracted from large amounts of distributed and/or heterogeneous data sources have been largely documented in various problems ranging from biological protein function prediction to cyberspace monitoring. In spite of significant progress in information fusion research, there is still no formal theoretical framework for defining various types of information fusion systems, defining and analyzing relations among such types, and designing information fusion systems using a formal method approach. Consequently, fusion systems are often poorly understood, are less than optimal, and/or do not suit user needs. To start addressing these issues, we outline a formal humancentered fusion framework for reasoning about fusion strategies. Our approach relies on a new taxonomy for fusion strategies, an alternative definition of information fusion in terms of parameterized paths in signature related spaces, an algorithmic formalization of fusion strategies and a library of numeric and dynamic visual tools measuring the impact as well as the impact behavior of fusion strategies. Using a real case of intelligence analysis we demonstrate that the proposed framework enables end users to rapidly 1) develop and implement alternative fusion strategies, 2) understand the impact of each strategy, 3) compare the various strategies, and 4) perform the above steps without having to know the mathematical foundations of the framework. We also demonstrate that the human impact on a fusion system is critical in the sense that small changes in strategies do not necessarily correspond to small changes in results.

Posse, Christian; White, Amanda M.; Beagley, Nathaniel

2007-05-16T23:59:59.000Z

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UTS Policy Framework: Introduction 11.  

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UTS Policy Framework: user guide Contents Introduction 11. TheroleofpolicywithintheUniversity 12 Policytemplate 64kbWord Directivetemplate 64kbWord Coversheets Coversheet--policies 48kbWord Coversheet--academicpolicies 48kbWord Coversheet--directives 48kbWord Policy Tools PolicyTool1:IssuesLog 60kbWord PolicyTool2

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A Statistical Framework for the Functional Analysis of Metagenomes  

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Metagenomic studies consider the genetic makeup of microbial communities as a whole, rather than their individual member organisms. The functional and metabolic potential of microbial communities can be analyzed by comparing the relative abundance of gene families in their collective genomic sequences (metagenome) under different conditions. Such comparisons require accurate estimation of gene family frequencies. They present a statistical framework for assessing these frequencies based on the Lander-Waterman theory developed originally for Whole Genome Shotgun (WGS) sequencing projects. They also provide a novel method for assessing the reliability of the estimations which can be used for removing seemingly unreliable measurements. They tested their method on a wide range of datasets, including simulated genomes and real WGS data from sequencing projects of whole genomes. Results suggest that their framework corrects inherent biases in accepted methods and provides a good approximation to the true statistics of gene families in WGS projects.

Sharon, Itai; Pati, Amrita; Markowitz, Victor; Pinter, Ron Y.

2008-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Advanced Small Modular Reactor (SMR) Probabilistic Risk Assessment (PRA) Demonstration  

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A key area of the Advanced Small Modular Reactor (SMR) Probabilistic Risk Assessment (PRA) strategy is the development of methodologies and tools that will be used to predict the safety, security, safeguards, performance, and deployment viability of SMRs. The goal of the SMR PRA activity will be to develop quantitative methods and tools and the associated analysis framework for assessing a variety of risks. Development and implementation of SMR-focused safety assessment methods may require new analytic methods or adaptation of traditional methods to the advanced design and operational features of SMRs. We will need to move beyond the current limitations such as static, logic-based models in order to provide more integrated, scenario-based models based upon predictive modeling which are tied to causal factors. The development of SMR-specific safety models for margin determination will provide a safety case that describes potential accidents, design options (including postulated controls), and supports licensing activities by providing a technical basis for the safety envelope. This report documents the progress that was made to implement the PRA framework, specifically by way of demonstration of an advanced 3D approach to representing, quantifying and understanding flooding risks to a nuclear power plant.

Curtis Smith; Steven Prescott; Tony Koonce

2014-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Risk Assess - updated  

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

Software Development Risk Assessment Software Development Risk Assessment Note: The purpose of this prompt list is to provide project managers with a tool for identifying and planning for potential project risks. It is process-based and supports the framework established by the DOE Software Engineering Methodology. It will be used within the stage exit process as an additional tool to ensure that the project manager has identified and is managing known risk factors. Additional detailed information describes the various risk factors and how to score them. Performing a risk assessment is an important step in being prepared for potential problems that can occur within any software project. During the risk assessment, if a potential risk is identified, a solution or plan of action should be developed. (A problem analyzed and planned

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A Review of Quantitative Approaches to Intelligent Building Assessment  

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This paper provides a review of the assessment methods of intelligent buildings (IBs). Based on a review of rating method currently used for building assessment, 6 rating systems for IB assessment are compared according to assessment clusters...

Chen, Z.; Clements-Croome, D. J.; Hong, J.; Li, H.; Xu, Q.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Integration of the DAYCENT Biogeochemical Model within a Multi-Model Framework  

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Agricultural residues are the largest near term source of cellulosic 13 biomass for bioenergy production, but removing agricultural residues sustainably 14 requires considering the critical roles that residues play in the agronomic system. 15 Determining sustainable removal rates for agricultural residues has received 16 significant attention and integrated modeling strategies have been built to evaluate 17 sustainable removal rates considering soil erosion and organic matter constraints. 18 However the current integrated model does not quantitatively assess soil carbon 19 and long term crop yields impacts of residue removal. Furthermore the current 20 integrated model does not evaluate the greenhouse gas impacts of residue 21 removal, specifically N2O and CO2 gas fluxes from the soil surface. The DAYCENT 22 model simulates several important processes for determining agroecosystem 23 performance. These processes include daily Nitrogen-gas flux, daily carbon dioxide 24 flux from soil respiration, soil organic carbon and nitrogen, net primary productivity, 25 and daily water and nitrate leaching. Each of these processes is an indicator of 26 sustainability when evaluating emerging cellulosic biomass production systems for 27 bioenergy. A potentially vulnerable cellulosic biomass resource is agricultural 28 residues. This paper presents the integration of the DAYCENT model with the 29 existing integration framework modeling tool to investigate additional environment 30 impacts of agricultural residue removal. The integrated model is extended to 31 facilitate two-way coupling between DAYCENT and the existing framework. The 32 extended integrated model is applied to investigate additional environmental 33 impacts from a recent sustainable agricultural residue removal dataset. The 34 integrated model with DAYCENT finds some differences in sustainable removal 35 rates compared to previous results for a case study county in Iowa. The extended 36 integrated model with DAYCENT also predicts that long term yields will decrease.

David Muth

2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Current Solicitations - Hanford Site  

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Home Prime Contracts Current Solicitations Small Business Other Sources DOE RL Contracting Officers DOE RL Contracting Officer Representatives Current Solicitations Email...

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National Climate Assessment: Production Team  

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NCA & Development Advisory Committee NCA & Development Advisory Committee Production Team Indicators System Coastal Resilience Resources Make Our Science Accessible Link Climate Change & Health Provide Data and Tools Coordinate Internationally National Climate Assessment: Production Team Print E-mail National Climate Assessment Staff (USGCRP National Coordination Office) Current NCA Staff Dr. Fabien Laurier, Director, Third National Climate Assessment Dr. Glynis Lough, Chief of Staff for the National Climate Assessment Emily Therese Cloyd, Engagement Coordinator for the National Climate Assessment Bryce Golden-Chen, Program Coordinator for the National Climate Assessment Alison Delgado, Scientist Dr. Ilya Fischhoffkri, Scientist Melissa Kenney, Indicators Coordinator Dr. Fred Lipschultz, Regional Coordinator for the National Climate Assessment

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Industrial Energy Efficiency Assessments  

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

Energy Efficiency Energy Efficiency Assessments Lynn Price Staff Scientist China Energy Group Energy Analysis Department Environmental Energy Technologies Division Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Industrial Energy Efficiency Assessments - Definition and overview of key components - International experience - Chinese situation and recommendations - US-China collaboration Industrial Energy Efficiency Assessments - Analysis of the use of energy and potential for energy efficiency in an industrial facility * Current situation * Recommendations for improving energy efficiency * Cost-benefit analysis of recommended options * An action plan for realizing potential savings Types of Industrial Energy Efficiency Assessments - Preliminary or walk-through - Detailed or diagnostic Audit criteria

278

Screening current effects in Josephson junction arrays  

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The purpose of this work is to compare the dynamics of arrays of Josephson junctions in presence of magnetic field in two different frameworks: the so called XY frustrated model with no self inductance and an approach that takes into account the screening currents (considering self inductances only). We show that while for a range of parameters the simpler model is sufficiently accurate, in a region of the parameter space solutions arise that are not contained in the XY model equations.

A. Petraglia; G. Filatrella; G. Rotoli

1995-07-28T23:59:59.000Z

279

Current to Current Corporation | Open Energy Information  

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to Current Corporation to Current Corporation Jump to: navigation, search Name Current to Current Corporation Place Burlington, Massachusetts Zip 1803 Sector Ocean Product Developing a technology which generates power from ocean currents : Submersible Power Generators (SPG). Coordinates 44.446275°, -108.431704° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":44.446275,"lon":-108.431704,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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Gas adsorption on metal-organic frameworks  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

The present invention involves the use of certain metal organic frameworks that have been treated with water or another metal titrant in the storage of carbon dioxide. The capacity of these frameworks is significantly increased through this treatment.

Willis, Richard R. (Cary, IL); Low, John J. (Schaumburg, IL), Faheem, Syed A. (Huntley, IL); Benin, Annabelle I. (Oak Forest, IL); Snurr, Randall Q. (Evanston, IL); Yazaydin, Ahmet Ozgur (Evanston, IL)

2012-07-24T23:59:59.000Z

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Feature identification framework and applications (FIFA)  

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collections that provides a general framework for applications while allowing decisions about the details of document representation and features identification to be deferred to domain specific implementations of that framework. These deferred decisions...

Audenaert, Michael Neal

2006-04-12T23:59:59.000Z

282

A Virtual Environment Framework For Software Engineering  

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A Virtual Environment Framework For Software Engineering Stephen E. Dossick Submitted in partial Environment Framework for Software Engineering Stephen E. Dossick The field of Software Engineering, responsible for mapping project artifacts into virtual environment furnishings, and the CHIME Theme Manager

Kaiser, Gail E.

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Technology Enhanced Interaction Framework Kewalin Angkananon  

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Technology Enhanced Interaction Framework Kewalin Angkananon ECS University of Southampton interaction framework to help design technology to support communication between people and improve interactions between people, technology and objects, particularly in complex situations. A review of existing

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Geologic Framework Model Analysis Model Report  

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The purpose of this report is to document the Geologic Framework Model (GFM), Version 3.1 (GFM3.1) with regard to data input, modeling methods, assumptions, uncertainties, limitations, and validation of the model results, qualification status of the model, and the differences between Version 3.1 and previous versions. The GFM represents a three-dimensional interpretation of the stratigraphy and structural features of the location of the potential Yucca Mountain radioactive waste repository. The GFM encompasses an area of 65 square miles (170 square kilometers) and a volume of 185 cubic miles (771 cubic kilometers). The boundaries of the GFM were chosen to encompass the most widely distributed set of exploratory boreholes (the Water Table or WT series) and to provide a geologic framework over the area of interest for hydrologic flow and radionuclide transport modeling through the unsaturated zone (UZ). The depth of the model is constrained by the inferred depth of the Tertiary-Paleozoic unconformity. The GFM was constructed from geologic map and borehole data. Additional information from measured stratigraphy sections, gravity profiles, and seismic profiles was also considered. This interim change notice (ICN) was prepared in accordance with the Technical Work Plan for the Integrated Site Model Process Model Report Revision 01 (CRWMS M&O 2000). The constraints, caveats, and limitations associated with this model are discussed in the appropriate text sections that follow. The GFM is one component of the Integrated Site Model (ISM) (Figure l), which has been developed to provide a consistent volumetric portrayal of the rock layers, rock properties, and mineralogy of the Yucca Mountain site. The ISM consists of three components: (1) Geologic Framework Model (GFM); (2) Rock Properties Model (RPM); and (3) Mineralogic Model (MM). The ISM merges the detailed project stratigraphy into model stratigraphic units that are most useful for the primary downstream models and the repository design. These downstream models include the hydrologic flow models and the radionuclide transport models. All the models and the repository design, in turn, will be incorporated into the Total System Performance Assessment (TSPA) of the potential radioactive waste repository block and vicinity to determine the suitability of Yucca Mountain as a host for the repository. The interrelationship of the three components of the ISM and their interface with downstream uses are illustrated in Figure 2.

R. Clayton

2000-12-19T23:59:59.000Z

285

Isomerism in Metal–Organic Frameworks: “Framework Isomers”  

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His research interest focuses on the controlled formation, and eventual design, of metal–organic frameworks for application in gas storage for clean energy technologies. ... After that, he completed his M.Sc. in Applied Chemistry at New Mexico Highlands University where he worked on X-ray structure determination of low-melting organic materials and their complexes with mercury-organic compounds. ... This was observed upon heating Cd(abdc)bipy-1 under pressure to generate Cd(abdc)bipy-3, and exposing Cd(abdc)bipy-3 to air to reform Cd(abdc)bipy-1. ...

Trevor A. Makal; Andrey A. Yakovenko; Hong-Cai Zhou

2011-06-28T23:59:59.000Z

286

Shale Gas Development: A Smart Regulation Framework  

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Shale Gas Development: A Smart Regulation Framework ... Mandatory reporting of greenhouse gases: Petroleum and natural gas systems; Final rule. ...

Katherine E. Konschnik; Mark K. Boling

2014-02-24T23:59:59.000Z

287

Comprehensive study of carbon dioxide adsorption in the metalorganic frameworks M2(dobdc)  

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are historically slow, the need for mitigation of current CO2 emissions using carbon capture and sequestration (CCSComprehensive study of carbon dioxide adsorption in the metal­organic frameworks M2(dobdc) (M ¼ Mg of adsorption in the M2(dobdc)­CO2 adducts. Introduction Currently, 80% of global energy is supplied by carbon

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Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity  

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Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity Version 1.0 National Institute of Standards and Technology February 12, 2014 #12;February 12, 2014 Cybersecurity Framework Version 1.0 Table............................................................................................................. 20 ii #12;February 12, 2014 Cybersecurity Framework Version 1.0 Executive Summary The national

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Framework for Identifying Key Environmental Concerns in Marine Renewable Energy Projects- Appendices  

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Marine wave and tidal energy technology could interact with marine resources in ways that are not well understood. As wave and tidal energy conversion projects are planned, tested, and deployed, a wide range of stakeholders will be engaged; these include developers, state and federal regulatory agencies, environmental groups, tribal governments, recreational and commercial fishermen, and local communities. Identifying stakeholders’ environmental concerns in the early stages of the industry’s development will help developers address and minimize potential environmental effects. Identifying important concerns will also assist with streamlining siting and associated permitting processes, which are considered key hurdles by the industry in the U.S. today. In September 2008, RE Vision consulting, LLC was selected by the Department of Energy (DoE) to conduct a scenario-based evaluation of emerging hydrokinetic technologies. The purpose of this evaluation is to identify and characterize environmental impacts that are likely to occur, demonstrate a process for analyzing these impacts, identify the “key” environmental concerns for each scenario, identify areas of uncertainty, and describe studies that could address that uncertainty. This process is intended to provide an objective and transparent tool to assist in decision-making for siting and selection of technology for wave and tidal energy development. RE Vision worked with H. T. Harvey & Associates, to develop a framework for identifying key environmental concerns with marine renewable technology. This report describes the results of this study. This framework was applied to varying wave and tidal power conversion technologies, scales, and locations. The following wave and tidal energy scenarios were considered: ? 4 wave energy generation technologies ? 3 tidal energy generation technologies ? 3 sites: Humboldt coast, California (wave); Makapu’u Point, Oahu, Hawaii (wave); and the Tacoma Narrows, Washington (tidal) ? 3 project sizes: pilot, small commercial, and large commercial The possible combinations total 24 wave technology scenarios and 9 tidal technology scenarios. We evaluated 3 of the 33 scenarios in detail: 1. A small commercial OPT Power Buoy project off the Humboldt County, California coast 2. A small commercial Pelamis Wave Power P-2 project off Makapu’u Point, Oahu, Hawaii 3. A pilot MCT SeaGen tidal project, sited in the Tacoma Narrows, Washington This framework document used information available from permitting documents that were written to support actual wave or tidal energy projects, but the results obtained here should not be confused with those of the permitting documents1. The main difference between this framework document and permitting documents of currently proposed pilot projects is that this framework identifies key environmental concerns and describes the next steps in addressing those concerns; permitting documents must identify effects, find or declare thresholds of significance, evaluate the effects against the thresholds, and find mitigation measures that will minimize or avoid the effects so they can be considered less-than-significant. Two methodologies, 1) an environmental effects analysis and 2) Raptools, were developed and tested to identify potential environmental effects associated with wave or tidal energy conversion projects. For the environmental effects analysis, we developed a framework based on standard risk assessment techniques. The framework was applied to the three scenarios listed above. The environmental effects analysis addressed questions such as: ? What is the temporal and spatial exposure of a species at a site? ? What are the specific potential project effects on that species? ? What measures could minimize, mitigate, or eliminate negative effects? ? Are there potential effects of the project, or species’ response to the effect, that are highly uncertain and warrant additional study? The second methodology, Raptools, is a collaborative approach useful for evaluating multiple characteristi

Sharon Kramer; Mirko Previsic; Peter Nelson; Sheri Woo

2010-06-17T23:59:59.000Z

290

LANSCE beam current limiter  

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The Radiation Security System (RSS) at the Los Alamos Neutron Science Center (LANSCE) provides personnel protection from prompt radiation due to accelerated beam. Active instrumentation, such as the Beam Current Limiter, is a component of the RSS. The current limiter is designed to limit the average current in a beam line below a specific level, thus minimizing the maximum current available for a beam spill accident. The beam current limiter is a self-contained, electrically isolated toroidal beam transformer which continuously monitors beam current. It is designed as fail-safe instrumentation. The design philosophy, hardware design, operation, and limitations of the device are described.

Gallegos, F.R.

1996-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

291

Life Cycle Assessment: Past, Present, and Future  

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Life cycle assessment (LCA) can develop into life cycle sustainability assessment (LCSA), which is a transdisciplinary integration framework of models rather than a model in itself. ... As the environmental burden from agriculture, and especially from livestock breeding, is known to be quite important, such an analysis was interesting for policy purposes. ...

Jeroen B. Guinée; Reinout Heijungs; Gjalt Huppes; Alessandra Zamagni; Paolo Masoni; Roberto Buonamici; Tomas Ekvall; Tomas Rydberg

2010-09-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Integrated Framework toward a Closed Loop Measurement and Verification  

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Integrated Framework toward a Closed Loop Measurement and Verification Integrated Framework toward a Closed Loop Measurement and Verification Approach Title Integrated Framework toward a Closed Loop Measurement and Verification Approach Publication Type Conference Proceedings Year of Publication 2011 Authors Earni, Shankar, Philip Coleman, and Mark D. Sanders Conference Name ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Industry Volume 1 Pagination 68-79 Date Published 1/2011 Abstract This study reviews a sample set of measurement and verification (M&V) plans from federal ESPC projects to understand and assess the overall status of M&V practices. The review identifies some of the key issues that need to be addressed to improve the rigor and transparency of M&V practices. To mitigate some of the identified M&V issues, this work also reviews existing M&V protocols, guidelines and other pertinent literature to identify strategies that can augment traditional M&V approaches. The authors provide a framework to identify ways to integrate M&V and commissioning activities into the ESPC process, combining M&V activities and advanced meter data into a monitoring-based commissioning approach that reduces the uncertainty of savings while ensuring their persistence.

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Information needs for risk assessment  

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Risk assessment can be thought of as a conceptual approach to bridge the gap between the available data and the ultimate goal of characterizing the risk or hazard associated with a particular environmental problem. To lend consistency to and to promote quality in the process, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published Guidelines for Risk Assessment of Carcinogenicity, Developmental Toxicity, Germ Cell Mutagenicity and Exposure Assessment, and Risk Assessment of Chemical Mixtures. The guidelines provide a framework for organizing the information, evaluating data, and for carrying out the risk assessment in a scientifically plausible manner. In the absence of sufficient scientific information or when abundant data are available, the guidelines provide alternative methodologies that can be employed in the risk assessment. 4 refs., 3 figs., 2 tabs.

DeRosa, C.T.; Choudhury, H.; Schoeny, R.S.

1990-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

294

Anomalous - viscosity current drive  

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An apparatus and method for maintaining a steady-state current in a toroidal magnetically confined plasma. An electric current is generated in an edge region at or near the outermost good magnetic surface of the toroidal plasma. The edge current is generated in a direction parallel to the flow of current in the main plasma and such that its current density is greater than the average density of the main plasma current. The current flow in the edge region is maintained in a direction parallel to the main current for a period of one or two of its characteristic decay times. Current from the edge region will penetrate radially into the plasma and augment the main plasma current through the mechanism of anomalous viscosity. In another aspect of the invention, current flow driven between a cathode and an anode is used to establish a start-up plasma current. The plasma-current channel is magnetically detached from the electrodes, leaving a plasma magnetically insulated from contact with any material obstructions including the cathode and anode.

Stix, Thomas H. (Princeton, NJ); Ono, Masayuki (Princeton Junction, NJ)

1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

295

Synthesis and Properties of Nano Zeolitic Imidazolate Frameworks...  

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Properties of Nano Zeolitic Imidazolate Frameworks. Synthesis and Properties of Nano Zeolitic Imidazolate Frameworks. Abstract: Nano sized zeolitic imidazolate frameworks nZIF-8...

296

High-Current Accelerators  

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F i g . 13 F i g . 14 A 48 ACCELERATOR F i g . 25 F i g . 16supply. Extrapolation of accelerator energy and current9 . A-48 high-current accelerator, low-velocity end. Fig.

Lawrence, Ernest O.

1955-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

297

Translating sustainability concerns at plant level asset operations: industrial performance assessment  

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The global society is threatened by the amount of plant level asset exploitation needed to satisfy the growing energy demand. The availability of a plentiful and affordable supply of energy is a requirement for the economic and societal pillars of sustainable development. In this context, the oil and gas industry will play a major role in the global energy mix for many years until alternate sources of energy become available and economically viable. During this transition period, the oil and gas industry has a vital responsibility for managing asset operations at the plant level safely and economically whilst minimising the burden to society and the environment. This manuscript reviews current trends toward sustainable asset performance. It also presents a framework and a model for implementing the framework. The suggested model enables industrial practitioners to assess the gaps between corporate level sustainability concerns and plant level execution of them.

R.M. Chandima Ratnayake

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A FRAMEWORK TO DESIGN AND OPTIMIZE CHEMICAL FLOODING PROCESSES  

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The goal of this proposed research is to provide an efficient and user friendly simulation framework for screening and optimizing chemical/microbial enhanced oil recovery processes. The framework will include (1) a user friendly interface to identify the variables that have the most impact on oil recovery using the concept of experimental design and response surface maps, (2) UTCHEM reservoir simulator to perform the numerical simulations, and (3) an economic model that automatically imports the simulation production data to evaluate the profitability of a particular design. Such a reservoir simulation framework is not currently available to the oil industry. The objectives of Task 1 are to develop three primary modules representing reservoir, chemical, and well data. The modules will be interfaced with an already available experimental design model. The objective of the Task 2 is to incorporate UTCHEM reservoir simulator and the modules with the strategic variables and developing the response surface maps to identify the significant variables from each module. The objective of the Task 3 is to develop the economic model designed specifically for the chemical processes targeted in this proposal and interface the economic model with UTCHEM production output. Task 4 is on the validation of the framework and performing simulations of oil reservoirs to screen, design and optimize the chemical processes.

Mojdeh Delshad; Gary A. Pope; Kamy Sepehrnoori

2004-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

299

A Framework to Design and Optimize Chemical Flooding Processes  

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The goal of this proposed research is to provide an efficient and user friendly simulation framework for screening and optimizing chemical/microbial enhanced oil recovery processes. The framework will include (1) a user friendly interface to identify the variables that have the most impact on oil recovery using the concept of experimental design and response surface maps, (2) UTCHEM reservoir simulator to perform the numerical simulations, and (3) an economic model that automatically imports the simulation production data to evaluate the profitability of a particular design. Such a reservoir simulation framework is not currently available to the oil industry. The objectives of Task 1 are to develop three primary modules representing reservoir, chemical, and well data. The modules will be interfaced with an already available experimental design model. The objective of the Task 2 is to incorporate UTCHEM reservoir simulator and the modules with the strategic variables and developing the response surface maps to identify the significant variables from each module. The objective of the Task 3 is to develop the economic model designed specifically for the chemical processes targeted in this proposal and interface the economic model with UTCHEM production output. Task 4 is on the validation of the framework and performing simulations of oil reservoirs to screen, design and optimize the chemical processes.

Mojdeh Delshad; Gary A. Pope; Kamy Sepehrnoori

2006-08-31T23:59:59.000Z

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A FRAMEWORK TO DESIGN AND OPTIMIZE CHEMICAL FLOODING PROCESSES  

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The goal of this proposed research is to provide an efficient and user friendly simulation framework for screening and optimizing chemical/microbial enhanced oil recovery processes. The framework will include (1) a user friendly interface to identify the variables that have the most impact on oil recovery using the concept of experimental design and response surface maps, (2) UTCHEM reservoir simulator to perform the numerical simulations, and (3) an economic model that automatically imports the simulation production data to evaluate the profitability of a particular design. Such a reservoir simulation framework is not currently available to the oil industry. The objectives of Task 1 are to develop three primary modules representing reservoir, chemical, and well data. The modules will be interfaced with an already available experimental design model. The objective of the Task 2 is to incorporate UTCHEM reservoir simulator and the modules with the strategic variables and developing the response surface maps to identify the significant variables from each module. The objective of the Task 3 is to develop the economic model designed specifically for the chemical processes targeted in this proposal and interface the economic model with UTCHEM production output. Task 4 is on the validation of the framework and performing simulations of oil reservoirs to screen, design and optimize the chemical processes.

Mojdeh Delshad; Gary A. Pope; Kamy Sepehrnoori

2005-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Wave Energy Converter (WEC) Array Effects on Wave Current and Sediment Circulation: Monterey Bay CA.  

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The goal s of this study were to develop tools to quantitatively characterize environments where wave energy converter ( WEC ) devices may be installed and to assess e ffects on hydrodynamics and lo cal sediment transport. A large hypothetical WEC array was investigated using wave, hydrodynamic, and sediment transport models and site - specific average and storm conditions as input. The results indicated that there were significant changes in sediment s izes adjacent to and in the lee of the WEC array due to reduced wave energy. The circulation in the lee of the array was also altered; more intense onshore currents were generated in the lee of the WECs . In general, the storm case and the average case show ed the same qualitative patterns suggesting that these trends would be maintained throughout the year. The framework developed here can be used to design more efficient arrays while minimizing impacts on nearshore environmen ts.

Roberts, Jesse D.; Jones, Craig; Magalen, Jason

2014-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

302

E-Print Network 3.0 - assessing alternative conceptual Sample...  

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a fine-tuned profile... in our construction of a comprehensive conceptual framework to support and assess students' integrated... (both conceptual and mathematical) to the physical...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - assessing risk perceptions Sample Search...  

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of Global Change (HDGC) Collection: Environmental Sciences and Ecology 36 Frey, H.C., and B. Hubbell, "A Risk-based Assessment And Management Framework For Multipollutant Air...

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Strengthening organizational performance through accreditation research-a framework for twelve interrelated studies: the ACCREDIT project study protocol  

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We present the framework for our studies in accreditation. Four specific aims of the ACCREDIT project, which will direct our findings, are to: (i) evaluate current accreditation processes; (ii) analyse the costs ...

Jeffrey Braithwaite; Johanna Westbrook; Brian Johnston; Stephen Clark…

2011-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A framework to characterize energy efficiency measures  

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Abstract The need to increase the diffusion of energy efficiency measures (EEMs) is of crucial importance to achieve a consistent reduction of energy consumption and green house gases (GHG) emissions. A clear comprehension of the characteristics of such \\{EEMs\\} could assist in gathering and capitalizing all the information needed by industrial firms in selecting and adopting technologies, as well as by policy-makers in designing appropriate policies for their diffusion. Therefore, in this study, starting from a literature review of the studies analyzing the attributes of EEMs, we aim at providing an innovative and comprehensive framework to characterize such measures, based on 17 attributes grouped according to six categories, such as: economic, energy, environmental, production-related, implementation-related and the possible interaction with other systems. We applied this scheme to an extensive range of \\{EEMs\\} in cross-cutting technologies, i.e. motors, compressed air, lighting and HVAC systems. The analysis provides a relevant contribution firstly to the structuring and the sharing of knowledge on \\{EEMs\\} and hence to the comprehension of the barriers currently hindering their adoption; secondly, it provides a structured basis for the analysis of the drivers that policy-makers should develop in order to promote industrial energy efficiency.

Andrea Trianni; Enrico Cagno; Alessio De Donatis

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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ITL BULLETIN FOR NOVEMBER 2013 ITL RELEASES PRELIMINARY CYBERSECURITY FRAMEWORK  

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ITL BULLETIN FOR NOVEMBER 2013 ITL RELEASES PRELIMINARY CYBERSECURITY FRAMEWORK The Information a Preliminary Cybersecurity Framework for public review and comment. ITL developed the framework based is developing the framework under Executive Order 13636, Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity, which

307

A critical review of seven selected neighborhood sustainability assessment tools  

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Neighborhood sustainability assessment tools have become widespread since the turn of 21st century and many communities, mainly in the developed world, are utilizing these tools to measure their success in approaching sustainable development goals. In this study, seven tools from Australia, Europe, Japan, and the United States are selected and analyzed with the aim of providing insights into the current situations; highlighting the strengths, weaknesses, successes, and failures; and making recommendations for future improvements. Using a content analysis, the issues of sustainability coverage, pre-requisites, local adaptability, scoring and weighting, participation, reporting, and applicability are discussed in this paper. The results of this study indicate that most of the tools are not doing well regarding the coverage of social, economic, and institutional aspects of sustainability; there are ambiguities and shortcomings in the weighting, scoring, and rating; in most cases, there is no mechanism for local adaptability and participation; and, only those tools which are embedded within the broader planning framework are doing well with regard to applicability. - Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Seven widely used assessment tools were analyzed. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer There is a lack of balanced assessment of sustainability dimensions. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Tools are not doing well regarding the applicability. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Refinements are needed to make the tools more effective. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Assessment tools must be integrated into the planning process.

Sharifi, Ayyoob, E-mail: sharifi.ayyoob@a.mbox.nagoya-u.ac.jp; Murayama, Akito, E-mail: murayama@corot.nuac.nagoya-u.ac.jp

2013-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

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A dual mass flux framework for boundary layer convection  

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A dual mass flux framework for boundary layer convection A dual mass flux framework for boundary layer convection Neggers, Roel European Centre for Medium-range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) Category: Modeling A new convective boundary layer scheme is presented that is currently being developed for the Integrated Forecasting System (IFS) of the European Centre for Medium-range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF). Part of the total turbulent flux is modeled through advective mass flux by multiple updrafts, initialized at the surface. Two groups of updrafts are explicitly represented; i) updrafts that never reach their lifting condensation level, and ii) updrafts that condensate and become cloudy. Key new ingredient is the flexibility of the associated updraft area fractions, as a function of model state. As a result, an extra degree of freedom is introduced in the

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Scalable replica-exchange framework for Wang Landau sampling  

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We investigate a generic, parallel replica-exchange framework for Monte Carlo simulations based on the Wang Landau method. To demonstrate its advantages and general applicability for massively parallel simulations of complex systems, we apply it to lattice spin models, the self-assembly process in amphiphilic solutions, and the adsorption of molecules on surfaces. While of general, current interest, the latter phenomena are challenging to study computationally because of multiple structural transitions occurring over a broad temperature range. We show how the parallel framework facilitates simulations of such processes and, without any loss of accuracy or precision, gives a significant speedup and allows for the study of much larger systems and much wider temperature ranges than possible with single-walker methods.

Vogel, Thomas [University of Georgia, Athens, GA; Li, Ying Wai [ORNL; Wuest, Thomas [Swiss Federal Research Institute, Switzerland; Landau, David P [University of Georgia, Athens, GA

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

310

Mesoscale Ocean Surface Current Structure Detected by High-Frequency Radar  

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The quality and vertical correlation scales of high-frequency (HF) radar-derived ocean surface current measurements from an ocean surface current radar (OSCR) are assessed by comparing surface to subsurface current observations from 11 June to 8 ...

Lynn K. Shay; Hans C. Graber; Duncan B. Ross; Rickey D. Chapman

1995-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Tidal Energy Resource Assessment | Department of Energy  

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dalresourcegtrchaas.ppt More Documents & Publications Ocean current resource assessment Free Flow Energy (TRL 1 2 3 Component) - Design and Development of a Cross-Platform...

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Sandia National Laboratories: Tidal Energy Resource Assessment...  

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of current speed * temporal variation of power density * temporal variation of turbulence intensity * tidal energy resource assessment * Verdant Power Inc. Comments are closed....

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Current Testbed Research  

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Current Testbed Research Previous Testbed Research Proposal Process Terms and Conditions Dark Fiber Testbed Performance (perfSONAR) Software & Tools Development Partnerships...

314

Current Research Portfolio  

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Resources News & Events Expand News & Events Skip navigation links Smart Grid Demand Response Energy Efficiency Emerging Technologies Current Research Portfolio Behavior Based...

315

Ion current interface.  

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?? Abstract Abstract The reason to measure the ion current in a combustion engine is to extract combustion parameters in order to achieve closed loop… (more)

Johansson, Morgan

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

316

RF current sensor  

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An RF sensor having a novel current sensing probe and a voltage sensing probe to measure voltage and current. The current sensor is disposed in a transmission line to link all of the flux generated by the flowing current in order to obtain an accurate measurement. The voltage sensor is a flat plate which operates as a capacitive plate to sense voltage on a center conductor of the transmission line, in which the measured voltage is obtained across a resistance leg of a R-C differentiator circuit formed by the characteristic impedance of a connecting transmission line and a capacitance of the plate, which is positioned proximal to the center conductor.

Moore, James A. (Powell, TN); Sparks, Dennis O. (Maryville, TN)

1998-11-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Site Transition Framework | Department of Energy  

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(April 2004) Site Transition Framework More Documents & Publications Process for Transition of Uranium Mill Tailings Radiation Control Act Title II Disposal Sites to the...

318

Crystallography of metal-organic frameworks  

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Recent advances in the crystallography of metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) are reviewed, including crystal growth, structural elucidation, in-situ and non-ambient crystallography.

G?ndara, F.

2014-10-28T23:59:59.000Z

319

A Framework for Nonlinear Filtering in MATLAB.  

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?? The object of this thesis is to provide a MATLAB framework for nonlinear filtering in general, and particle filtering in particular. This is done… (more)

Rosén, Jakob

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

320

Energy Sector Cybersecurity Framework Implementation Guidance  

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JANUARY 2015 ENERGY SECTOR CYBERSECURITY FRAMEWORK IMPLEMENTATION GUIDANCE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY OFFICE OF ELECTRICITY DELIVERY AND ENERGY RELIABILITY Energy Sector...

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Testing roadmap for generalized agile framework.  

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?? Testing in Agile development frameworks has engaged the concentration of software developers throughout the world. The research regarding this testing is however limited. This… (more)

Chaitanya, Challa

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

322

Draft Energy Sector Cybersecurity Framework Implementation Guidance...  

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and Technology (NIST) released a Cybersecurity Framework. DOE has collaborated with private sector stakeholders through the Electricity Subsector Coordinating Council (ESCC)...

323

Gas sensor incorporating a porous framework  

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The disclosure provides sensor for gas sensing including CO.sub.2 gas sensors comprising a porous framework sensing area for binding an analyte gas.

Yaghi, Omar M; Czaja, Alexander U; Wang, Bo; Galatsis, Kosmas; Wang, Kang L; Furukawa, Hiroyasu

2014-05-27T23:59:59.000Z

324

Preparation of metal-catecholate frameworks  

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The disclosure provides for metal catecholate frameworks, and methods of use thereof, including gas separation, gas storage, catalysis, tunable conductors, supercapacitors, and sensors.

Yaghi, Omar M.; Gandara-Barragan, Felipe; Lu, Zheng; Wan, Shun

2014-06-03T23:59:59.000Z

325

Bioenergy Knowledge Discovery Framework Recognized at National...  

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Knowledge Discovery Framework (KDF) is bringing together the bioenergy community through Web-based tools, and was presented by Bioenergy KDF team members from Oak Ridge National...

326

A Conceptual Framework for Progressing Towards Sustainability...  

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Progressing Towards Sustainability in the Agriculture and Food Sector Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: A Conceptual Framework for Progressing Towards...

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Performance testing framework for smart grid communication network  

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Smart grid communication network is comprised of different communication mediums and technologies. Performance evaluation is one of the main concerns in smart grid communication system. In any smart grid communication implementation, to determine the performance factor of the network, a testing of an end-to-end process flow is required. Therefore, an effective and coordinated testing procedure plays a crucial role in evaluating the performance of smart grid communications. In this paper, a testing framework is proposed as a guideline to analyze and assess the performance of smart grid communication network.

D N Quang; O H See; L L Chee; C Y Xuen; S Karuppiah

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Structural Fidelity vs. Naturalness -Objective Assessment of Tone Mapped Images  

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Structural Fidelity vs. Naturalness - Objective Assessment of Tone Mapped Images Hojatollah Yeganeh assessment methods pro- vide useful references, they are expensive and time-consuming, and are difficult to be embedded into optimization frameworks. In this paper, we propose a novel objective assessment method

Wang, Zhou

329

SYSTEM DYNAMICS USE FOR TECHNOLOGIES ASSESSMENT Egils Ginters (a)  

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, and existence of concurrent technologies for sustainability assessment. Keywords: technology assessment, system and sustainability of the new technology in real time. In the framework of FP7-ICT- 2009-5 CHOREOS project No. 257178SYSTEM DYNAMICS USE FOR TECHNOLOGIES ASSESSMENT Egils Ginters (a) , Zane Barkane (b) , Hugues

Boyer, Edmond

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Polarized electron beams at milliampere average current  

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This contribution describes some of the challenges associated with developing a polarized electron source capable of uninterrupted days-long operation at milliAmpere average beam current with polarization greater than 80%. Challenges will be presented in the context of assessing the required level of extrapolation beyond the performance of today's CEBAF polarized source operating at ~ 200 uA average current. Estimates of performance at higher current will be based on hours-long demonstrations at 1 and 4 mA. Particular attention will be paid to beam-related lifetime-limiting mechanisms, and strategies to construct a photogun that operate reliably at bias voltage > 350kV.

Poelker, Matthew [JLAB

2013-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

331

needs_assessment.html  

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Education Office Needs Assessment Workshop Education Office Needs Assessment Workshop On October 2, 40 educators from 15 school districts met at Fermilab to discuss the status of science education in the context of state and national frameworks. Districts were selected at random from DuPage and Kane counties, and superintendents selected a team to represent the district at the workshop. The group provided input to the Education Office regarding future program direction. Over the next few months the Education Office will be reviewing program offerings in light of the issues raised below. In the meantime, we invite you to visit the Teacher Resource Center which serves as our clearinghouse or call Susan Dahl at 630-840-3094 for assistance. If you would like a scientist to visit your classroom, participate in a career fair or serve as

332

Ultracapacitor current collector  

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An ultracapacitor having two solid, nonporous current collectors, two porous electrodes separating the collectors, a porous separator between the electrodes and an electrolyte occupying the pores in the electrodes and separator. At least one of the current collectors comprises a conductive metal substrate coated with a metal nitride, carbide or boride coating.

Jerabek, Elihu Calfin (Glenmont, NY); Mikkor, Mati (Ann Arbor, MI)

2001-10-16T23:59:59.000Z

333

Tokamak halo currents  

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A halo current flows for part of its path through the plasma edge and for part through the chamber walls and can be as large as tenths of the plasma current. The primary interest in halo currents is the large force that they can exert on machine components. Two discordant constraints are central to the theory: (1) Halo currents must produce the magnetic field distribution required to maintain plasma force balance—a distribution that depends on the two angular coordinates of a torus. (2) Halo currents must flow along the magnetic field lines in the plasma, which implies a dependence on a linear combination of the two angular coordinates—only one angular coordinate is free. The physics basis of these two constraints is explained as is their application to the calculation of the properties of halo currents, such as their broad toroidal spectrum. Existing codes could be used to (1) provide detailed comparisons with experiments to validate that the critical elements of physics are adequately included, (2) allow more complete predictions for future machines such as ITER, and (3) design shunts and resistive elements to ensure halo currents follow paths that are the least damaging to the machine. The physics of halo currents implies that it may be possible to feedback stabilize resistive wall modes beyond the ideal-wall limit.

Boozer, Allen H. [Department of Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics Columbia University, New York, New York 10027 (United States)] [Department of Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics Columbia University, New York, New York 10027 (United States)

2013-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

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NREL: Measurements and Characterization - Current Versus Voltage  

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Current Versus Voltage Current Versus Voltage The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) Device Performance group uses current versus voltage (I-V) measurement systems to assess the main performance parameters for photovoltaic (PV) cells and modules. I-V measurement systems determine the output performance of devices, including: open-circuit voltage (Voc), short-circuit current (Isc), fill factor (FF), maximum power output of the device (Pmax), voltage at maximum power (Vmax), current at maximum power (Imax), and conversion efficiency of the device (η). Some I-V systems may also be used to perform dark I-V measurements to determine diode properties and series and shunt resistances. We use three I-V systems to measure performance of individual PV cells; and four for modules - two for measurements under simulated conditions; and

335

Voltage controlled current source  

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A seven decade, voltage controlled current source is described for use in testing intermediate range nuclear instruments that covers the entire test current range of from 10 picoamperes to 100 microamperes. High accuracy is obtained throughout the entire seven decades of output current with circuitry that includes a coordinated switching scheme responsive to the input signal from a hybrid computer to control the input voltage to an antilog amplifier, and to selectively connect a resistance to the antilog amplifier output to provide a continuous output current source as a function of a preset range of input voltage. An operator controlled switch provides current adjustment for operation in either a real-time simulation test mode or a time response test mode.

Casne, Gregory M. (Pittsburgh, PA)

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

336

Chiral Two?body Currents and Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay  

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The nuclear matrix elements (NMEs) of neutrinoless double?beta (0???) decay are studied using weak currents derived in the framework of chiral effective field theory. Apart from the standard one?body (1b) currents it is shown that two?body (2b) currents contribute to weak processes. The normal?ordered 1b part of 2b currents modifies the Gamow?Teller (GT) ?? ? part of the 1b current contributing to the well?known quenching of GT single?? decays. The momentum?transfer dependence of the quenching due to 2b currents is also predicted. Therefore including 2b currents allows to address microscopically the problem of the axial weak coupling (g A ) value which is the biggest uncertainty in the 0??? decay NME calculations for all available methods.

Javier Menéndez

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

337

UNITED NATIONS FRAMEWORK CONVENTION ON CLIMATE CHANGE  

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UNITED NATIONS FRAMEWORK CONVENTION ON CLIMATE CHANGE UNITED NATIONS 1992 FCCC/INFORMAL/84 GE.05-62220 (E) 200705 #12;UNITED NATIONS FRAMEWORK CONVENTION ON CLIMATE CHANGE The Parties to this Convention in predictions of climate change, particularly with regard to the timing, magnitude and regional patterns thereof

Laughlin, Robert B.

338

Cellular Energy Efficiency Evaluation Framework (Invited Paper)  

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Cellular Energy Efficiency Evaluation Framework (Invited Paper) Gunther Auer, Vito Giannini, Istv, the power consumption of the entire system needs to be captured and an appropriate energy efficiency evaluation frameworks are discussed, such that the energy efficiency of the entire network comprising

Stevenson, Paul

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NIST Releases Test Framework for Upgrading of Smart Meters | Department of  

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NIST Releases Test Framework for Upgrading of Smart Meters NIST Releases Test Framework for Upgrading of Smart Meters NIST Releases Test Framework for Upgrading of Smart Meters July 12, 2012 - 10:46am Addthis The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has released a draft set of guidelines that will help utilities test their procedures for upgrading their smart meters securely from a remote location and determine whether their procedures conform with the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) Standard for Smart Grid Upgradeability. Available now for public comment, the Advanced Metering Infrastructure Smart Meter Upgradeability Test Framework includes test procedures and detailed steps for conducting the test, reviewing results, and producing records to assess and report on these results.

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Multi-hazard Reliability Assessment of Offshore Wind Turbines  

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A probabilistic framework is developed to assess the structural reliability of offshore wind turbines. Probabilistic models are developed to predict the deformation, shear force and bending moment demands on the support structure of wind turbines...

Mardfekri Rastehkenari, Maryam 1981-

2012-12-04T23:59:59.000Z

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341

Assessment Report  

Energy Savers (EERE)

Assessment Report Assessment of Audit Coverage of Cost Allowability for Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory under Department of Energy Contract No. DE-AC52-07NA27344 during...

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9/11/2009 Page 1 of 45 Indicators of Legal, Institutional, and Economic Framework for  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

and sustainable development. These indicators are patterned after Criteria and Indicators of the Montreal Process, regulations, policies, and case law to assess the impact of changes in the legal framework on sustainability sustainability. 3. Economic policies and practices Nature and extent of economic policies and practices

Wyoming, University of

343

REVISITING INTER-PORT RELATIONSHIPS UNDER THE NEW ECONOMIC GEOGRAPHY RESEARCH FRAMEWORK  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

1 REVISITING INTER-PORT RELATIONSHIPS UNDER THE NEW ECONOMIC GEOGRAPHY RESEARCH FRAMEWORK César, The Netherlands 1. INTRODUCTION Port geographers and port economists all look basically at the way a port develops by maritime transport is in itself a sufficient argument assessing the importance of ports in shaping

Boyer, Edmond

344

Towards Building an Optimal Demand Response Framework for DC Distribution Networks  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Towards Building an Optimal Demand Response Framework for DC Distribution Networks Hamed Mohsenian, an optimization-based foundation is proposed for demand response in DC distribution networks in presence to assess the performance and to gain insights into the proposed demand-response paradigm. Keywords: DC

Mohsenian-Rad, Hamed

345

A Strategic Project Appraisal framework for ecologically sustainable urban infrastructure  

SciTech Connect

Actors in the built environment are progressively considering environmental and social issues alongside functional and economic aspects of development projects. Infrastructure projects represent major investment and construction initiatives with attendant environmental, economic and societal impacts across multiple scales. To date, while sustainability strategies and frameworks have focused on wider national aspirations and strategic objectives, they are noticeably weak in addressing micro-level integrated decision making in the built environment, particularly for infrastructure projects. The proposed approach of this paper is based on the principal that early intervention is the most cost-effective and efficient means of mitigating the environmental effects of development projects, particularly macro infrastructure developments. A strategic overview of the various project alternatives, taking account for stakeholder and expert input, could effectively reduce project impacts/risks at low cost to the project developers but provide significant benefit to wider communities, including communities of future stakeholders. This paper is the first exploratory step in developing a more systematic framework for evaluating strategic alternatives for major metropolitan infrastructure projects, based on key sustainability principles. The developed Strategic Project Appraisal (SPA) framework, grounded in the theory of Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA), provides a means of practically appraising project impacts and alternatives in terms of quantified ecological limits; addresses the neglected topic of metropolitan infrastructure as a means of delivering sustainability outcomes in the urban context and more broadly, seeks to open a debate on the potential for SEA methodology to be more extensively applied to address sustainability challenges in the built environment. Practically applied and timed appropriately, the SPA framework can enable better decision-making and more efficient resource allocation ensuring low impact infrastructure development.

Morrissey, John, E-mail: john.morrissey@rmit.edu.au [Centre for Design, RMIT University, GPO Box 2476, Melbourne VIC 3001 (Australia); Iyer-Raniga, Usha, E-mail: usha.iyer-raniga@rmit.edu.au [School of Property, Construction and Project Management, RMIT University, GPO Box 2476, Melbourne VIC 3001 (Australia); McLaughlin, Patricia; Mills, Anthony [School of Property, Construction and Project Management, RMIT University, GPO Box 2476, Melbourne VIC 3001 (Australia)

2012-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

346

Current Journals Athena Computers  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Computers Reference Collection Restrooms-outside of library Scanner, Copier, Public Printer Special REFERENCE STUDY SPACE PUBLIC COMPUTERS CURRENT JOURNALS SCANNER, COPIER, PUBLIC PRINTER, ATHENA COMPUTER & Technology Stations Media Room Music Software Stations New Books and Scores Oversize Collection Public

347

Accelerated Currents in Superconductors  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

It is shown that the ratio of the accelerated currents of energy and matter induced in a superconductor by a long-wavelength electric field is equal to the chemical potential of the system.

Vinay Ambegaokar and Gerald Rickayzen

1966-02-04T23:59:59.000Z

348

Current Physics Information  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

...MARKS, R.H., MAY CONV NAT MICR AS ( 1971 ). ROBERTS, L.G., AFIPS C P 36 : 543 ( 1970 ). ZIMAN, J.M., INFORMATION, COMMUNICATION, KNOWLEDGE, NATURE 224 : 318 ( 1969 ). Current physics information. | A new concept in science...

H. William Koch

1971-11-26T23:59:59.000Z

349

Geothermal Energy: Current abstracts  

SciTech Connect

This bulletin announces the current worldwide information available on the technologies required for economic recovery of geothermal energy and its use as direct heat or for electric power production. (ACR)

Ringe, A.C. (ed.)

1988-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

350

Beam current sensor  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A current sensor for measuring the dc component of a beam of charged particles employs a superconducting pick-up loop probe, with twisted superconducting leads in combination with a Superconducting Quantum Interference Device (SQUID) detector. The pick-up probe is in the form of a single-turn loop, or a cylindrical toroid, through which the beam is directed and within which a first magnetic flux is excluded by the Meisner effect. The SQUID detector acts as a flux-to-voltage converter in providing a current to the pick-up loop so as to establish a second magnetic flux within the electrode which nulls out the first magnetic flux. A feedback voltage within the SQUID detector represents the beam current of the particles which transit the pick-up loop. Meisner effect currents prevent changes in the magnetic field within the toroidal pick-up loop and produce a current signal independent of the beam's cross-section and its position within the toroid, while the combination of superconducting elements provides current measurement sensitivities in the nano-ampere range.

Kuchnir, M.; Mills, F.E.

1984-09-28T23:59:59.000Z

351

Beam current sensor  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A current sensor for measuring the DC component of a beam of charged particles employs a superconducting pick-up loop probe, with twisted superconducting leads in combination with a Superconducting Quantum Interference Device (SQUID) detector. The pick-up probe is in the form of a single-turn loop, or a cylindrical toroid, through which the beam is directed and within which a first magnetic flux is excluded by the Meisner effect. The SQUID detector acts as a flux-to-voltage converter in providing a current to the pick-up loop so as to establish a second magnetic flux within the electrode which nulls out the first magnetic flux. A feedback voltage within the SQUID detector represents the beam current of the particles which transit the pick-up loop. Meisner effect currents prevent changes in the magnetic field within the toroidal pick-up loop and produce a current signal independent of the beam's cross-section and its position within the toroid, while the combination of superconducting elements provides current measurement sensitivites in the nano-ampere range.

Kuchnir, Moyses (Elmhurst, IL); Mills, Frederick E. (Elburn, IL)

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

352

Framework of pipeline integrity management  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Pipeline integrity is the cornerstone of many industrial and engineering systems. This paper provides a review and analysis of pipeline integrity that will support professionals from industry who are investigating technical challenges of pipeline integrity. In addition, it will provide an overview for academia to understand the complete picture of pipeline integrity threats and techniques to deal with these threats. Pipeline threats are explained and failures are classified. Design practices are discussed using pressure criteria. Inspection techniques are studied and used as a basis for describing the corresponding integrity assessment techniques, which are linked with integrity monitoring and maintenance criteria. Finally, pipeline integrity management system design is presented using activity models, process models, and knowledge structures. The paper will be useful for further development of automated tools to support pipeline integrity management.

Hossam A. Gabbar; Hossam A. Kishawy

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

353

Using Geographic Information Systems for the Functional Assessment of Texas Coastal Prairie Freshwater Wetlands Around Galveston Bay.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??The objective of this study was to deploy a conceptual framework developed by M. Forbes using a geographic information system (GIS) approach to assess the… (more)

Enwright, Nicholas

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

354

Impact assessment: Eroding benefits through streamlining?  

SciTech Connect

This paper argues that Governments have sought to streamline impact assessment in recent years (defined as the last five years) to counter concerns over the costs and potential for delays to economic development. We hypothesise that this has had some adverse consequences on the benefits that subsequently accrue from the assessments. This hypothesis is tested using a framework developed from arguments for the benefits brought by Environmental Impact Assessment made in 1982 in the face of the UK Government opposition to its implementation in a time of economic recession. The particular benefits investigated are ‘consistency and fairness’, ‘early warning’, ‘environment and development’, and ‘public involvement’. Canada, South Africa, the United Kingdom and Western Australia are the jurisdictions tested using this framework. The conclusions indicate that significant streamlining has been undertaken which has had direct adverse effects on some of the benefits that impact assessment should deliver, particularly in Canada and the UK. The research has not examined whether streamlining has had implications for the effectiveness of impact assessment, but the causal link between streamlining and benefits does sound warning bells that merit further investigation. -- Highlights: • Investigation of the extent to which government has streamlined IA. • Evaluation framework was developed based on benefits of impact assessment. • Canada, South Africa, the United Kingdom, and Western Australia were examined. • Trajectory in last five years is attrition of benefits of impact assessment.

Bond, Alan, E-mail: alan.bond@uea.ac.uk [School of Environmental Sciences, University of East Anglia (United Kingdom) [School of Environmental Sciences, University of East Anglia (United Kingdom); School of Geo and Spatial Sciences, North-West University (South Africa); Pope, Jenny, E-mail: jenny@integral-sustainability.net [Integral Sustainability (Australia) [Integral Sustainability (Australia); Curtin University Sustainability Policy Institute (Australia); Morrison-Saunders, Angus, E-mail: A.Morrison-Saunders@murdoch.edu.au [School of Geo and Spatial Sciences, North-West University (South Africa) [School of Geo and Spatial Sciences, North-West University (South Africa); Environmental Science, Murdoch University (Australia); Retief, Francois, E-mail: francois.retief@nwu.ac.za [School of Geo and Spatial Sciences, North-West University (South Africa)] [School of Geo and Spatial Sciences, North-West University (South Africa); Gunn, Jill A.E., E-mail: jill.gunn@usask.ca [Department of Geography and Planning and School of Environment and Sustainability, University of Saskatchewan (Canada)

2014-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

355

The Impact of Assessment Procedures and Need for Cognition on Fraud Risk Assessments .  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??Due to the increasing awareness of fraudulent financial reporting, auditors' responsibility to conduct quality fraud risk assessments has been raised by a current audit standard,… (more)

Trongmateerut, Pailin

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

356

STFC Economic Impact Reporting Framework 2009/10 Economic Impact  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

STFC Economic Impact Reporting Framework 2009/10 Economic Impact Reporting Framework 2009/10 #12;STFC Economic Impact Reporting Framework 2009/10 Economic Impact Reporting Framework 2009/10 #12;STFC Economic Impact Reporting Framework 2009/10 1 Contents: Introduction

357

Cancer Drug Development and the Evolving Regulatory Framework for Companion Diagnostics in the European Union  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

...procedures to review postproduction...Revision of the Regulatory Framework: Current...postmarket surveillance plan. After initial...there is a need to plan for a learning...uncertainty in the regulatory decision (4...drug development plans. The European...diagnostics is under review. What will happen...

Francesco Pignatti; Falk Ehmann; Robert Hemmings; Bertil Jonsson; Micha Nuebling; Marisa Papaluca-Amati; Martin Posch; and Guido Rasi

2014-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

358

Lessons Learned in Framework-Based Software Process Improvement Pankaj Jalote  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

frameworks for SPI are the Capability Maturity Model (CMM) for software [18] and ISO9001 [12, 13]. Currently description of an implementation of the CMM in an organization is given in [14]. Though the CMM and ISO have are based on the experience of the author in implementing a CMM-based SPI program in a large software

Jalote, Pankaj

359

GEE Workshop, Mnchen, 6 Juni 2008 The EU Policy Framework for the Promotion  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

production but also distribution and end-use pose enormous challenges ­ Hydrogen and fuel cells are still to hydrogen and fuel cell development ­ Regional dimension/cluster policy We therefore address the following questions ­ To what extent is the current EU policy framework conducive to hydrogen and fuel cell

360

Gerhard Fischer 1 Contribution to Book "CSCL at Work" A Conceptual Framework for Computer-  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

- Supported Collaborative Learning at Work Abstract This paper identifies challenges for ComputerGerhard Fischer 1 Contribution to Book "CSCL at Work" A Conceptual Framework for Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning at Work (CSCL@Work) by arguing that learning at work transcends our current understanding

Fischer, Gerhard

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361

Fault Current Limiters  

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

Fault Fault Current Limiters Superconducting & Solid-state Power Equipment Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability www.oe.energy.gov Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, OE-1 U.S. Department of Energy - 1000 Independence Avenue, SW - Washington, DC 20585 Plugging America Into the Future of Power What are FCLs? A fault is an unintentional short circuit, or partial short-circuit, in an electric circuit. A variety of factors such as lightning, downed power lines, or crossed power lines cause faults. During a fault, excessive current-called fault current- flows through the electrical system often resulting in a failure of one section of that system by causing a

362

Current Testbed Research  

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Research Research R&D Overview 100G Testbed Testbed Description Testbed Results Current Testbed Research Previous Testbed Research Proposal Process Terms and Conditions Virtual Circuits (OSCARS) Performance (perfSONAR) Tools Development Green Networking Authentication & Trust Federation (ATF) Partnerships Contact Us Technical Assistance: 1 800-33-ESnet (Inside the US) 1 800-333-7638 (Inside the US) 1 510-486-7600 (Globally) 1 510-486-7607 (Globally) Report Network Problems: trouble@es.net Provide Web Site Feedback: info@es.net Current Testbed Research The following projects are currently using the ESnet Testbed. Previous testbed projects descriptions are located here. New Projects, Summer 2013 Project Name/PI End-system affinities and the performance of high-speed flows, Dipak Ghosal (UC Davis)

363

Counter Current Multiplier Mechanism  

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Counter Current Multiplier Mechanism Counter Current Multiplier Mechanism Name: Stephen Location: N/A Country: N/A Date: N/A Question: Can you please explain to me the counter-current multiplier mechanism. I understand that cholride and sodium ions are filtered out of the ascending loop of Henle into the interstial fluid, however, I'm not sure exactly what happens from there and how this effects osmotic pressure gradients in the nephron. Any help would be greatly appriciated. Replies: This mechanism is very complex when it comes to writing a response. You have to have a strong background in osmotic pressure understanding and the anatomy of the kidney. It involves the cortex, outer and inner medula in relationship to the vasa recta, interstitial fluids at two points, the loop of Henle and the collecting duct. The size of the tubes and the position in relations to the cortex and medulla is an essential part. I can suggest some references.

364

The current status of NORM/TENORM industries and establishment of regulatory framework in Korea  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

......Because of the rapid economic growth in Korea, the...dollars and import of coal has reached 12.4 billion...Natural radioactivity of coal and fly ash in several coal-fired power plants...Because of the rapid economic growth in Korea, the......

Byung-Uck Chang; Yongjae Kim; Jang-Jin Oh

2011-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

365

April 6, 2010 -Assessment of current water conditions  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

significant precipitation to regions of northwestern Colorado, northeastern Utah and western Wyoming - Recommendations for Drought Monitor #12;#12;Upper Colorado Normal Precipitation Upper Colorado River Basin Normal March ­ 4 April 2010 #12;Upper Colorado River Basin #12;Green River Basin above Flaming Gorge #12;Basin

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April 13, 2010 -Assessment of current water conditions  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

, western Wyoming and northern Colorado continuing the trend from last week. Heaviest snows fell near 2010 #12;Upper Colorado River Basin #12;Green River Basin above Flaming Gorge #12;Basin Snowpack: 62% #12;Provo River Basin #12;Basin snowpack: 94% #12;Upper Colorado above Kremmling #12;Basin Snowpack

367

March 30th, 2010 -Assessment of current water conditions  

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and in some parts of western Colorado. Snow pack and water year to date precipitation remain below average 2010 #12;Month-to-Date Precipitation 1-28 March 2010 #12;Upper Colorado River Basin #12;Green River;Upper Colorado above Kremmling #12;Basin Snowpack: 76% #12;San Juan Basin #12;Basin Snowpack: 98% #12

368

May 25th, 2010 -Assessment of current water conditions  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

last week in the north central mountains of Colorado and throughout western Wyoming and northern Utah Colorado 90% of Average Overall (1% decrease from last week) #12;1 Week Change in Snotel WYTD Precipitation Precipitation as Percent of Average #12;Upper Colorado River Basin #12;Green River Basin above Flaming Gorge #12

369

Bioseparations- An Assessment of Current Technologies and Future Applications  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

used procedure to separate the sol and liquid phases after precipitat is complete. At industrial scales salted out precipitates cause more problems because particle size is small, they differ relatively litt from the bulk material in density... salting out, the al be d on the e are of e ct am res ed ons precipitated product contains high salt concentrations. The salt is usual y removed prior to downstream purification operations by gel permeation treatment, by dialysis r...

Kitto, G. B.; Humphrey, J. L.

370

Synthesis models in the VO framework  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The theory interest group in the International Virtual Observatory Alliance (IVOA) has the goal of ensuring that theoretical data and services are taken into account in the IVOA standards process. In this poster we present some of the efforts carried out by this group to include evolutionary synthesis models in the VO framework. In particular we present the VO tool PGos3, developed by the INAOE (Mexico) and the Spanish Virtual Observatory which includes most of public SSP models in the VO framework (e.g. VOSpec). We also describe the problems related with the inclusion of synthesis models in the VO framework and we try to encourage people to define the way in which synthesis models should be described. This issue has implications not only for the inclusion of synthesis models in the the VO framework but also for a proper usage of synthesis models.

M. Cervino; E. Terlevich; R. Terlevich; C. Rodrigo-Blanco; V. Luridiana; A. Lopez; E. Solano

2007-09-20T23:59:59.000Z

371

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

372

A global framework for scene gist  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Human observers are able to rapidly and accurately categorize natural scenes, but the representation mediating this feat is still unknown. Here we propose a framework of rapid scene categorization that does not segment a ...

Greene, Michelle R

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

373

A systematic review of socio-economic assessments in support of coastal zone management (1992–2011)  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Abstract Cooperation between the social and natural sciences has become essential in order to encompass all the dimensions of coastal zone management. Socio-economic approaches are increasingly recommended to complement integrated assessment in support of these initiatives. A systematic review of the academic literature was carried out in order to analyze the main types of socio-economic assessments used to inform the coastal zone management process as well as their effectiveness. A corpus of 1682 articles published between 1992 and 2011 was identified by means of the representative coverage approach, from which 170 were selected by applying inclusion/exclusion criteria and then classified using a content analysis methodology. The percentage of articles that mention the use of socio-economic assessment in support of coastal zone management initiatives is increasing but remains relatively low. The review examines the links between the issues addressed by integrated assessments and the chosen analytical frameworks as well as the various economic assessment methods which are used in the successive steps of the coastal zone management process. The results show that i) analytical frameworks such as ‘risk and vulnerability’, ‘DPSIR’, ‘valuation’, ‘ecosystem services’ and ‘preferences’ are likely to lead to effective integration of social sciences in coastal zone management research while ‘integration’, ‘sustainability’ and ‘participation’ remain difficult to operationalize, ii) risk assessments are insufficiently implemented in developing countries, and iii) indicator systems in support of multi-criteria analyses could be used during more stages of the coastal zone management process. Finally, it is suggested that improved collaboration between science and management would require that scientists currently involved in coastal zone management processes further educate themselves in integrated assessment approaches and participatory methodologies.

Eric Le Gentil; Rémi Mongruel

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

374

Towards a framework of nuclear competencies  

SciTech Connect

For the countries considering the introduction of a nuclear energy program, the management of human resources should be a part of the wider integrated management system in order to ensure long term safe and reliable operation. Nuclear energy strategy and approaches to human resources development should take into consideration such fundamental aspects as: development and implementation of a workforce plan, required competencies and qualifications, prerequisites for staffing a nuclear energy program, needed training programs and training facilities, qualification and training requirements. Development of common instruments that respond to the above needs and vision has lead to a new concept of European Credit System for Vocational Education and Training. The European Credit System for Vocational Education and Training (ECVET) is based on definition of 'learning outcomes ' in terms of knowledge, skills and competence, and on identification of portfolios of learning outcomes that allow an individual to prove competencies in a coherent manner. ECVET proposes a common understanding of basic definitions of education and training as well as of the new proposed concepts and it should be recognized by all employers in the EU. In this context, a number of 'Euratom Fission Training Schemes' (EFTS) have been launched in specific areas where a shortage of skilled professionals has been identified. In these schemes the competence building is the result of traditional education plus life-long learning, non-traditional learning, and other forms of educational experiences, relying, in particular, on border-less mobility to get acquainted with various sectors. Each particular Training Scheme should follow a similar path for the achievement of the designed learning outcomes (knowledge, skills, and attitudes). This path to the Training Scheme consists of different activities regarding: definition of training scheme learning outcomes and modules, assessment of prerequisites and student selection, student interview for development of individual training plan, start of the training activities under a specific training scheme. The introduction and recognition of ECVET will lead to a common taxonomy of competencies, and will provide also information about qualifications and units in numerical form, enabling mutual recognition of a training scheme. The description of the learning outcomes to be achieved for qualifying to a specific job profile may follow the analysis phase of the systematic approach to training (SAT). This would ensure a common tool, already used by all trainers. All these steps contribute to establishing of a framework of nuclear competencies recognized and accepted throughout member states. (authors)

Ghitescu, P. [Univ. Politehnica Bucharest, Spl. Independentei 313, 060042 (Romania)

2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

375

Hydrogen Delivery- Current Technology  

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

Hydrogen is transported from the point of production to the point of use via pipeline, over the road in cryogenic liquid trucks or gaseous tube trailers, or by rail or barge. Read on to learn more about current hydrogen delivery and storage technologies.

376

Current address: Samuel Johnson  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

CV: E-mail : Homepage: Current address: Samuel Johnson samuel.johnson@imperial.ac.uk www. #12;Submitted work 1. The meaning of niche: Cause or consequence of food-web structure?, S. Johnson, V learning, S. Johnson, J. Marro, and J.J. Torres, PLoS ONE 8(1): e50276 (2013) 3. Enhancing neural network

Johnson, Samuel

377

Clean Cities: Current Financial Opportunities  

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Financial Opportunities Financial Opportunities Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to Clean Cities: Current Financial Opportunities to someone by E-mail Share Clean Cities: Current Financial Opportunities on Facebook Tweet about Clean Cities: Current Financial Opportunities on Twitter Bookmark Clean Cities: Current Financial Opportunities on Google Bookmark Clean Cities: Current Financial Opportunities on Delicious Rank Clean Cities: Current Financial Opportunities on Digg Find More places to share Clean Cities: Current Financial Opportunities on AddThis.com... Current Opportunities Related Opportunities Funded Projects Current Financial Opportunities Current transportation-related financial opportunities, including Clean Cities funding opportunity announcements (FOAs) issued by the U.S.

378

FCT Hydrogen Production: Current Technology  

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Current Technology to Current Technology to someone by E-mail Share FCT Hydrogen Production: Current Technology on Facebook Tweet about FCT Hydrogen Production: Current Technology on Twitter Bookmark FCT Hydrogen Production: Current Technology on Google Bookmark FCT Hydrogen Production: Current Technology on Delicious Rank FCT Hydrogen Production: Current Technology on Digg Find More places to share FCT Hydrogen Production: Current Technology on AddThis.com... Home Basics Current Technology Thermal Processes Electrolytic Processes Photolytic Processes R&D Activities Quick Links Hydrogen Delivery Hydrogen Storage Fuel Cells Technology Validation Manufacturing Codes & Standards Education Systems Analysis Contacts Current Technology The development of clean, sustainable, and cost-competitive hydrogen

379

Multi-agent-based integrated framework for intra-class testing of object-oriented software  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

The primary features of the object-oriented paradigm lead to develop a complex and compositional testing framework for object-oriented software. Agent-oriented approach has become a trend in software engineering. Agent technologies facilitate the software testing by virtue of their high-level independency with parallel activation and automation. This paper proposed an integrated framework that has been built on two existing testing techniques namely Mutation Testing and Capability Testing. In both the cases, testing is carried out at Autonomous Unit Level (AUL) and Inter-Procedural Level (IPL). Mutation-Based Testing-Agent and Capability Assessment Testing-Agent have been developed for performing AUL testing and Method Interaction Testing-Agent has been developed for performing IPL testing. This agent-based framework is an attempt for developing an automated software testing environment and among the several phases of Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC), this framework is recommended for unit testing in code complete phase and alpha phase. This methodology gives the basic approach to agent-based frameworks for testing and to optimization of agent-based testing schedules, subject to timing constraints. This adds “interesting new opportunities in the object-oriented software testing phase” to the existing literature that is concerned with software testing frameworks.

P. Dhavachelvan; G.V. Uma

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

380

Deputy Secretary Poneman to Attend International Framework for...  

Office of Environmental Management (EM)

Poneman to Attend International Framework for Nuclear Energy Cooperation Meeting in Jordan Deputy Secretary Poneman to Attend International Framework for Nuclear Energy...

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381

Training Framework to Improve the DOE Performance-Based Culture...  

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

Training Framework to Improve the DOE Performance-Based Culture Training Framework to Improve the DOE Performance-Based Culture Guidance Memorandum for implementing the Secretaries...

382

Webcast of the 'Energy 101' Course Framework | Department of...  

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

101 Course Framework."" The Energy 101 framework is part of the Energy 101 initiative, a DOE-led effort to support the creation of a peer reviewed, multidisciplinary,...

383

International Framework for Nuclear Energy Cooperation to Hold...  

Energy Savers (EERE)

Framework for Nuclear Energy Cooperation to Hold Ministerial-Level Meeting Sept. 29 in Warsaw, Poland International Framework for Nuclear Energy Cooperation to Hold...

384

Towards a Framework for National Climate Finance Governance in...  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Framework for National Climate Finance Governance in Africa Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Towards a Framework for National Climate Finance Governance...

385

Consequence Assessment  

Directives, Delegations, and Requirements

This volume focuses on the process of performing timely initial assessments necessary to support critical first decisions and the continuous process of refining those initial assessments as more information and resources become available. Canceled by DOE G 151.1-4.

1997-08-21T23:59:59.000Z

386

CMVRTC: Current Research  

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

Current reseach projects Current reseach projects Wireless Roadside Inspection Field Operational Test (WRI-FOT) Brake Defect Causation and Abatement Study Infrared-Based Screening System Overweight Vehicle Defect Study WRI-fot WRI-FOT roadmap In Fall of 2012, FMCSA kicked offed the WRI-FOT Program to validate technologies and methodologies that can improve safety through inspections using wireless technologies that convey real-time identification of commercial motor vehicles (CMV), drivers, and carriers, as well as information about the status of the vehicles and their drivers. It is believed that these inspections will (1) increase CMV safety, (2) increase inspection efficiency, (3) improve inspection effectiveness by reducing the probability of drivers bypassing CMV inspection stations and

387

Contracting Polymer with Current  

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Contracting Polymer with Current Contracting Polymer with Current Name: Ian Status: student Grade: 9-12 Location: PA Country: USA Date: Summer 2011 Question: Hello and thank you in advance. I have previously read of a material ( a kind of "rubber") that contracts when an electric current is applied. My question is what is this material, how does it work/what is it made of? Thank you very much. Replies: Hi Ian, I believe the material you are referring to is a kind of piezoelectric rubber. Piezoelectric materials (usually they are special types of ceramics or crystals) produce an electrical voltage when compressed of otherwise subjected to stress. They also do the opposite... they slightly expand or contract when a voltage is applied. But the amount they expand or contract is very small indeed. For example, one square meter of the recently discovered piezoelectric rubber materials typically contracts a mere 100 picometers for ever applied volt. Translated into everyday measurements, this means that if you apply a voltage of 1 Volt to a one foot long piece of this rubber, it will only contract less than half a billionth of an inch! Applying 100 volts will cause it to contract just under 50 billionths of an inch!

388

UAIEE and Industrial Assessment Centers  

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UAIEE and IACs UAIEE and IACs Michael B Muller IAC Field Manager Rutgers University 5月5-6日,2011|劳伦斯伯克利国家实验室,伯克利市,加州 Industrial Assessment Centers * Started in 1976 * Currently 26 Centers across the US * Almost 15,000 Assessments * Assessments in all 50 States * Over 111,000 Recommendations * Continues to Grow yearly by: * 400 assessments * 3,000 recommendations 5月5-6日,2011|劳伦斯伯克利国家实验室,伯克利市,加州 IAC Assessments of Small and Medium Manufacturers 5月5-6日,2011|劳伦斯伯克利国家实验室,伯克利市,加州 Industrial Assessment Centers * ABET Accredited Engineering Universities * Director must be a teaching faculty member

389

Minority energy assessment report  

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The purpose of this research is to project household energy consumption, energy expenditure, and energy expenditure as share of income for five population groups from 1991 to 2009. The approach uses the Minority Energy Assessment Model (MEAM), developed by Argonne National Laboratory for the US Department of Energy's Office of Minority Economic Impact. The MEAM provides a framework that can be used to forecast regional energy consumption and energy expenditure for majority, black, Hispanic, poor, and nonpoor households. The forecasts of key macroeconomic and energy variables used as exogenous variables in the MEAM were obtained from the Data Resources, Inc., Macromodel and Energy Model. Generally, the projections of household energy consumption, expenditure, and energy expenditure as share of income vary across population groups and census regions.

Teotia, A.P.S.; Poyer, D.A.; Lampley, L.; Anderson, J.L.

1992-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

390

A framework and methodology for nuclear fuel cycle transparency.  

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A key objective to the global deployment of nuclear technology is maintaining transparency among nation-states and international communities. By providing an environment in which to exchange scientific and technological information regarding nuclear technology, the safe and legitimate use of nuclear material and technology can be assured. Many nations are considering closed or multiple-application nuclear fuel cycles and are subsequently developing advanced reactors in an effort to obtain some degree of energy self-sufficiency. Proliferation resistance features that prevent theft or diversion of nuclear material and reduce the likelihood of diversion from the civilian nuclear power fuel cycle are critical for a global nuclear future. IAEA Safeguards have been effective in minimizing opportunities for diversion; however, recent changes in the global political climate suggest implementation of additional technology and methods to ensure the prompt detection of proliferation. For a variety of reasons, nuclear facilities are becoming increasingly automated and will require minimum manual operation. This trend provides an opportunity to utilize the abundance of process information for monitoring proliferation risk, especially in future facilities. A framework that monitors process information continuously can lead to greater transparency of nuclear fuel cycle activities and can demonstrate the ability to resist proliferation associated with these activities. Additionally, a framework designed to monitor processes will ensure the legitimate use of nuclear material. This report describes recent efforts to develop a methodology capable of assessing proliferation risk in support of overall plant transparency. The framework may be tested at the candidate site located in Japan: the Fuel Handling Training Model designed for the Monju Fast Reactor at the International Cooperation and Development Training Center of the Japan Atomic Energy Agency.

McClellan, Yvonne; York, David L.; Inoue, Naoko (Japan Atomic Energy Agency, Ibaraki, Japan); Love, Tracia L.; Rochau, Gary Eugene

2006-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

391

Analytical frameworks to incorporate demand response in long-term resource planning  

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Abstract Many utilities are obligated by state regulatory or legislative requirements to consider demand response (DR) as part of their resource planning process. There are several ways to incorporate DR into resource planning modeling and each has its advantages and disadvantages. We explore the current analytical frameworks for incorporating DR into long-term resource planning. We also consider whether current approaches accurately and realistically model DR resources in capacity expansion and production cost models and whether barriers exist to incorporating DR into resource planning models in a more robust fashion. We identify 10 specific recommendations for enhancing and expanding the current approaches.

Andrew Satchwell; Ryan Hledik

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

392

Environmental Assessment  

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1 1 FINAL ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA WIND ENERGY RESEARCH CONSORTIUM PROJECT ROSEMOUNT, MINNESOTA U.S. Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Golden Field Office MARCH 2011 DOE/EA-1791 FINAL ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT FOR THE UNVIERSITY OF MINNESOTA WIND ENERGY RESEARCH CONSORTIUM PROJECT ROSEMOUNT, MINNESOTA U.S. Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Golden Field Office MARCH 2011 U.S. Department of Energy University of Minnesota Wind Energy Research Consortium Project Golden Field Office Environmental Assessment March 2011 Page i Table of Contents 1.0 Introduction .......................................................................................................................................... 1

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ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT  

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ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT Construction and Operation of a Proposed Biogas Anaerobic Digestion Facility at an Ethanol Plant Western Plains Energy, LLC Grinnell Township (Oakley), Gove County, Kansas U. S. Department of Agriculture Rural Business Cooperative Service 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, DC 20250-3225 August 29, 2011 Environmental Assessment Western Plains Energy, LLC Gove County, Kansas ii TABLE OF CONTENTS Section Page I. PROPOSAL DESCRIPTION AND NEED .................................................................... 1 II. PRIMARY BENEFICIARIES AND RELATED ACTIVITIES .................................. 2 III. DESCRIPTION OF THE PROPOSAL AREA .............................................................. 2

394

An Integrated Modeling Framework for Carbon Capture and Storage Technologies  

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Karen L. cohen Karen L. cohen Project Manager National Energy Technology Laboratory 626 Cochrans Mill Road P.O. Box 10940 Pittsburgh, PA 15236 412-386-6667 karen.cohen@netl.doe.gov Edward s. Rubin Carnegie Mellon University 5000 Forbes Avenue 128A Baker Hall Pittsburgh, PA 15213 412-268-5897 rubin@cmu.edu An IntegrAted ModelIng FrAMework For CArbon CApture And StorAge teChnologIeS Background The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) is developing safe, lower-cost methods of carbon dioxide (CO 2 ) capture and storage (CCS) as a potential option for climate change mitigation. In addition to technology development, there is a need for modeling and assessment tools to evaluate and compare the cost and effectiveness of CCS methods. Analytical

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E-Print Network 3.0 - angiography current status Sample Search...  

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followed by lumbar puncture (LP) is currently the criterion stan- dard... involving a limited number of patients. The authors sought to assess the ability of CT angiography (CTA...

396

Polarized electron beams at milliampere average current  

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This contribution describes some of the challenges associated with developing a polarized electron source capable of uninterrupted days-long operation at milliAmpere average beam current with polarization greater than 80%. Challenges will be presented in the context of assessing the required level of extrapolation beyond the performance of today’s CEBAF polarized source operating at ? 200 uA average current. Estimates of performance at higher current will be based on hours-long demonstrations at 1 and 4 mA. Particular attention will be paid to beam-related lifetime-limiting mechanisms, and strategies to construct a photogun that operate reliably at bias voltage > 350kV.

Poelker, M. [Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility, Newport News, Virginia 23606 (United States)

2013-11-07T23:59:59.000Z

397

Multichannel framework for singular quantum mechanics  

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A multichannel S-matrix framework for singular quantum mechanics (SQM) subsumes the renormalization and self-adjoint extension methods and resolves its boundary-condition ambiguities. In addition to the standard channel accessible to a distant (“asymptotic”) observer, one supplementary channel opens up at each coordinate singularity, where local outgoing and ingoing singularity waves coexist. The channels are linked by a fully unitary S-matrix, which governs all possible scenarios, including cases with an apparent nonunitary behavior as viewed from asymptotic distances. -- Highlights: •A multichannel framework is proposed for singular quantum mechanics and analogues. •The framework unifies several established approaches for singular potentials. •Singular points are treated as new scattering channels. •Nonunitary asymptotic behavior is subsumed in a unitary multichannel S-matrix. •Conformal quantum mechanics and the inverse quartic potential are highlighted.

Camblong, Horacio E., E-mail: camblong@usfca.edu [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA 94117-1080 (United States); Epele, Luis N., E-mail: epele@fisica.unlp.edu.ar [Laboratorio de Física Teórica, Departamento de Física, IFLP, CONICET, Facultad de Ciencias Exactas, Universidad Nacional de La Plata, C.C. 67–1900 La Plata (Argentina); Fanchiotti, Huner, E-mail: huner@fisica.unlp.edu.ar [Laboratorio de Física Teórica, Departamento de Física, IFLP, CONICET, Facultad de Ciencias Exactas, Universidad Nacional de La Plata, C.C. 67–1900 La Plata (Argentina)] [Laboratorio de Física Teórica, Departamento de Física, IFLP, CONICET, Facultad de Ciencias Exactas, Universidad Nacional de La Plata, C.C. 67–1900 La Plata (Argentina); García Canal, Carlos A., E-mail: garcia@fisica.unlp.edu.ar [Laboratorio de Física Teórica, Departamento de Física, IFLP, CONICET, Facultad de Ciencias Exactas, Universidad Nacional de La Plata, C.C. 67–1900 La Plata (Argentina); Ordóñez, Carlos R., E-mail: ordonez@uh.edu [Department of Physics, University of Houston, Houston, TX 77204-5506 (United States)

2014-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

398

Application of the ELOHA Framework to Regulated Rivers in the Upper Tennessee River Basin: A Case Study  

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In order for habitat restoration in regulated rivers to be effective at large scales, broadly applicable frameworks are needed that provide measurable objectives and contexts for management. The Ecological Limits of Hydrologic Alteration (ELOHA) framework was created as a template to assess hydrologic alterations, develop relationships between altered streamflow and ecology, and establish environmental flow standards. We tested the utility of ELOHA in informing flow restoration applications for fish and riparian communities in regulated rivers in the Upper Tennessee River Basin (UTRB). We followed the steps of ELOHA to generate flow alteration-ecological response relationships and then determined whether those relationships could predict fish and riparian responses to flow restoration in the Cheoah River, a regulated system within the UTRB. Although ELOHA provided a robust template to construct hydrologic information and predict hydrology for ungaged locations, our results do not support the assertion that over-generalized univariate relationships between flow and ecology can produce results sufficient to guide management in regulated rivers. After constructing multivariate models, we successfully developed predictive relationships between flow alterations and fish/riparian responses. In accordance with model predictions, riparian encroachment displayed consistent decreases with increases in flow magnitude in the Cheoah River; however, fish richness did not increase as predicted four years post- restoration. Our results suggest that altered temperature and substrate and the current disturbance regime may have reduced opportunities for fish species colonization. Our case study highlights the need for interdisciplinary science in defining environmental flows for regulated rivers and the need for adaptive management approaches once flows are restored.

McManamay, Ryan A [ORNL; Orth, Dr. Donald J [Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech); Dolloff, Dr. Charles A [USDA Forest Service, Department of Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences, Virginia Tech; Mathews, David C [Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA)

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

399

Evaluation Framework and Analyses for Thermal Energy Storage Integrated with Packaged Air Conditioning  

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Few third-party guidance documents or tools are available for evaluating thermal energy storage (TES) integrated with packaged air conditioning (AC), as this type of TES is relatively new compared to TES integrated with chillers or hot water systems. To address this gap, researchers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory conducted a project to improve the ability of potential technology adopters to evaluate TES technologies. Major project outcomes included: development of an evaluation framework to describe key metrics, methodologies, and issues to consider when assessing the performance of TES systems integrated with packaged AC; application of multiple concepts from the evaluation framework to analyze performance data from four demonstration sites; and production of a new simulation capability that enables modeling of TES integrated with packaged AC in EnergyPlus. This report includes the evaluation framework and analysis results from the project.

Kung, F.; Deru, M.; Bonnema, E.

2013-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

400

Currents, Berkeley Lab's Biweekly Newspaper  

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Currents Index A-Z Index Search Phone Book Comments Ernest Orlando Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Search Currents Back Issues (1994 to present) Search Lab science articles...

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Current HMS Observations - Hanford Site  

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Station Real Time Met Data from Around the Site Current HMS Observations Daily HMS Extremes in Met Data Met and Climate Data Summary Products Contacts Hours Current NWS...

402

RADIOLOGICAL ASSESSMENT  

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ASSESSMENT ASSESSMENT and STABILIZATION' SCENARIOS PARRERSBURG,'W. VA. SITE FEBRUARY 1980 M. CARSON J. COFFMAN N. MANDELTORT, ! Division of Nuclear Service Operations Chem-Nuclear\ Systems, Inc. 240 Stoneridge Dr., Suite 100 Columbia, South Carolina 29210 Prepared for AMAX Specialty Hetals Corporation One Greenwich Plaza Greenwich, Connecticut 06830 During July' 1978, Chem-Nuclear Systems, Inc. (CNSI) began an assessment program for AMAX Specialty Metals Corp."(AMAX) u to locate, quantify, and evaluate the'extent of environmental radioactive contamination at the AMAX Parkersburg., West Virginia former zirconium/hafnium processing facility. In addition, preliminary ive assessments were to be made to assist AMAX in evaluat ,ing alternat methods for site cleanup.

403

Risk Assessment  

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A set of issues that state and local governments should carefully consider, with the goal of helping them assess and anticipate solutions for some worst case or unfortunate case scenarios as they...

404

Medical Education: Assessment in Medical Education  

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...Ideally, the assessment of competence (what the student or physician is able to do) should provide insight into actual performance (what he or she does habitually when not observed), as well as the capacity to adapt to change, find and generate new knowledge, and improve overall performance. Competence... This article in the Medical Education series provides a conceptual framework for and a brief update on commonly used and emerging methods of assessment, discusses the strengths and limitations of each method, and identifies several major challenges in assessing professional competence and performance.

Epstein R.M.

2007-01-25T23:59:59.000Z

405

Building Technologies Office: Residential Furnaces and Boilers Framework  

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Residential Furnaces Residential Furnaces and Boilers Framework Meeting to someone by E-mail Share Building Technologies Office: Residential Furnaces and Boilers Framework Meeting on Facebook Tweet about Building Technologies Office: Residential Furnaces and Boilers Framework Meeting on Twitter Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Residential Furnaces and Boilers Framework Meeting on Google Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Residential Furnaces and Boilers Framework Meeting on Delicious Rank Building Technologies Office: Residential Furnaces and Boilers Framework Meeting on Digg Find More places to share Building Technologies Office: Residential Furnaces and Boilers Framework Meeting on AddThis.com... About Standards & Test Procedures Implementation, Certification & Enforcement

406

User satisfaction modeling framework for automotive audio interfaces  

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Abstract Currently the research on product satisfaction is evolving to integrate pleasure and delight alongside other, more traditional needs. Pleasure and delight are emotional and hedonic benefits experienced by the user when interacting with the product. Thus, user satisfaction models have to deal with high complexity of product properties that collectively contribute to satisfaction. The formulation of these models has to include not only a proper taxonomy, but also the organization of such properties in categories and their relation to well defined satisfaction dimensions. Successful models would help to find out the most effective technical and design specifications (engineering parameters) that give shape to specific attributes of design, sometimes called “brand feelings”, defined in accordance with the business strategy. The objective of this paper is to present a user satisfaction modeling framework that deals with the complexity of an in-car user interface, namely the audio one. The proposed framework defines three distinct types of product properties: engineering parameters (P), perceived product attributes (A) and satisfaction dimensions (D) and presents a methodology to link the perceived product attributes (A) to satisfaction dimension (D). Relevance to industry Better understanding of the relationships between perceived and formal properties of automotive audio interfaces in order to contribute to better define their technical and design specifications.

José Gaspar; Mihail Fontul; Elsa Henriques; Arlindo Silva

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

407

Towards a peer-to-peer hydrogen economy framework  

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The research community is seeking for novel technological/business models to speed up the decarbonization process, i.e. a decreasing relative reliance on carbon. The completion of decarbonization ultimately depends on the production and use of pure hydrogen as energy carrier. With respect to electricity, which is currently the most relevant and clean energy carrier, hydrogen has a fundamental advantage that it can be stored efficiently. In this research context, we propose a Peer-to-Peer Hydrogen Economy Framework based on decentralized production, storage and trading of energy. We apply the peer-to-peer paradigm for designing a virtual network, where peer software entities implement distributed algorithms for the localization of remote energy providers. The proposed approach has many advantages, both technical (availability, robustness, scalability) and socio-economic (shared responsibilities and improved competition).

Michele Amoretti

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

408

A computational framework for detecting malicious actors in communities  

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Despite the significant research achievements on the study of communities, how to maintain a benign social environment for a community, as a problem, has not received much attention. Current existing malicious activity detecting mechanisms are subject to the limitation of the underlying online environment. However, we found that information plays an important role in terms of socialisation. Malicious activities, like diffusing unreliable information and providing inappropriate critics, can severely impact the situation of a community's social environment. In this paper, we propose a computational framework for detecting malicious actors in communities from the perspective of information diffusion. We use the term, 'malicious actors', to represent a group of people who intentionally or unintentionally conduct malicious behaviours to sabotage benign social environments of communities.

Justin Zhan; Xing Fang

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

409

2008-09 Assessment Measures for Student Outcomes Assessment Developed at the Unit Level Unit Course  

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2008-09 Assessment Measures for Student Outcomes Assessment ­ Developed at the Unit Level Unit Course embedded Capstone course Port- folios Focus groups Surveys/ interviews Perf. assess Pubs Ext, study abroad Natural Res & Env Sciences X X X current, employer College of Applied Health Sciences Kin

Liberzon, Daniel

410

Current Concepts: Flavivirus Encephalitis  

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..., which has caused encephalitis outbreaks in Brazil, and Murray Valley encephalitis virus in Australia, New Guinea, and New Zealand. Kunjin virus, which also circulates in Australia, recently has been reclassified as a subtype of West Nile virus. In terms of numbers, the most important member of the... West Nile virus is one member of the genus flavivirus, which includes mosquito-borne viruses that cause similar disease patterns in much of the world. The other members of this serogroup include the St. Louis encephalitis virus, the Murray Valley virus, and the Japanese encephalitis virus (which causes thousands of deaths each year in Asia). This review summarizes what is currently known about flavivirus encephalitis, with emphasis on the pathogenesis of West Nile virus infections.

Solomon T.

2004-07-22T23:59:59.000Z

411

Plasma-Current Multipole Experiments  

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The magnetohydrodynamic equilibrium and stability of the plasma-current multipole configuration have been demonstrated experimentally.

T. Ohkawa and H. G. Voorhies

1969-06-16T23:59:59.000Z

412

A framework for nonparametric profile monitoring  

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Control charts have been widely used for monitoring the functional relationship between a response variable and some explanatory variable(s) (called profile) in various industrial applications. In this article, we propose an easy-to-implement framework ... Keywords: B-spline, Block bootstrap, Confidence band, Curve depth, Nonparametric profile monitoring

Shih-Chung Chuang; Ying-Chao Hung; Wen-Chi Tsai; Su-Fen Yang

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

413

RESEARCH Open Access Probabilistic framework for opportunistic  

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approaches. Keywords: Cognitive radio networks, Opportunistic spectrum management, Medium access control 1 that the licensed spectrum is underutilized for 15 to 85% of the time depending on the spatial location [1]. ThusRESEARCH Open Access Probabilistic framework for opportunistic spectrum management in cognitive ad

Perkins, Dmitri

414

CSE394: Security Policy Frameworks Scott Stoller  

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, and it can provide good practice in public speaking. Printouts of final versions of all documents (i.eCSE394: Security Policy Frameworks Scott Stoller Project. Version: 18oct2005a. An initial proposal project. I will provide feedback on the proposals (on the topic and the size of the project) within a week

Stoller, Scott

415

Free Parameters and Frameworks in Minimal Supersymmetry  

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405 Appendix A Free Parameters and Frameworks in Minimal Supersymmetry It is useful to discuss what the various schemes that exist for reducing the set of free parameters to a manageable number. The information, and so is fixed by experiment. The free parameters consist mainly of the coe#cients of the ``soft

California at Berkeley, University of

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Free Parameters and Frameworks in Minimal Supersymmetry  

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405 Appendix A Free Parameters and Frameworks in Minimal Supersymmetry It is useful to discuss what the various schemes that exist for reducing the set of free parameters to a manageable number. The information, and so is fixed by experiment. The free parameters consist mainly of the coefficients of the "soft

California at Berkeley, University of

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APPLYING THE ZACHMAN FRAMEWORK DIMENSIONS TO SUPPORT  

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APPLYING THE ZACHMAN FRAMEWORK DIMENSIONS TO SUPPORT BUSINESS PROCESS MODELING Pedro Sousa123.caetano, jose.tribolet}@inov.pt Business process models assist business and information technology managers with disparate blueprints for the same process and no formal procedures to sort out their relevance. In fact

418

A Homogenized Energy Framework for Ferromagnetic Hysteresis  

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energy relations at the mesoscopic or lattice level based on the assumption that magnetic momentsA Homogenized Energy Framework for Ferromagnetic Hysteresis Ralph C. Smith Marcelo J. Dapino Center or spins are restricted to two orientations. Direct minimization of the Gibbs energy yields local average

419

Alignment vs N framework for active matter  

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/Coffee at 11:15 AM) Seminar Hall, TCIS trivial Commission for Atomic Energy and Alternative propelled particlesAlignment vs N framework for active matter and collective motion Commission for Atomic Energy and Alternative Energies (CEA), Franc The collective properties of self interacting solely via some kind

Shyamasundar, R.K.

420

A Statistical Framework for Spatial Comparative Genomics  

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A Statistical Framework for Spatial Comparative Genomics Rose Hoberman May 2007 CMU-CS-07, or the U.S. Government. #12;Keywords: spatial comparative genomics, comparative genomics, gene clusters, max-gap clusters, gene teams, whole genome duplication, paralogons, synteny, ortholog detection #12

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FCT Hydrogen Delivery: Current Technology  

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422

FCT Hydrogen Storage: Current Technology  

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The role of Health Impact Assessment in the setting of air quality standards: An Australian perspective  

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The approaches used for setting or reviewing air quality standards vary from country to country. The purpose of this research was to consider the potential to improve decision-making through integration of HIA into the processes to review and set air quality standards used in Australia. To assess the value of HIA in this policy process, its strengths and weaknesses were evaluated aligned with review of international processes for setting air quality standards. Air quality standard setting programmes elsewhere have either used HIA or have amalgamated and incorporated factors normally found within HIA frameworks. They clearly demonstrate the value of a formalised HIA process for setting air quality standards in Australia. The following elements should be taken into consideration when using HIA in standard setting. (a) The adequacy of a mainly technical approach in current standard setting procedures to consider social determinants of health. (b) The importance of risk assessment criteria and information within the HIA process. The assessment of risk should consider equity, the distribution of variations in air quality in different locations and the potential impacts on health. (c) The uncertainties in extrapolating evidence from one population to another or to subpopulations, especially the more vulnerable, due to differing environmental factors and population variables. (d) The significance of communication with all potential stakeholders on issues associated with the management of air quality. In Australia there is also an opportunity for HIA to be used in conjunction with the NEPM to develop local air quality standard measures. The outcomes of this research indicated that the use of HIA for air quality standard setting at the national and local levels would prove advantageous. -- Highlights: • Health Impact Assessment framework has been applied to a policy development process. • HIA process was evaluated for application in air quality standard setting. • Advantages of HIA in the air quality standard setting process are demonstrated.

Spickett, Jeffery, E-mail: J.Spickett@curtin.edu.au [WHO Collaborating Centre for Environmental Health Impact Assessment (Australia) [WHO Collaborating Centre for Environmental Health Impact Assessment (Australia); Faculty of Health Sciences, School of Public Health, Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia (Australia); Katscherian, Dianne [WHO Collaborating Centre for Environmental Health Impact Assessment (Australia) [WHO Collaborating Centre for Environmental Health Impact Assessment (Australia); Faculty of Health Sciences, School of Public Health, Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia (Australia); Harris, Patrick [CHETRE — UNSW Research Centre for Primary Health Care and Equity, University of New South Wales (Australia)] [CHETRE — UNSW Research Centre for Primary Health Care and Equity, University of New South Wales (Australia)

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424

Environmental Assessment  

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ASSESSMENT (EA) ASSESSMENT (EA) FOR THE RECONSTRUCTION OF THE SOUTH ACCESS ROAD (CR 802) IN SUPPORT OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY, WASTE ISOLATION PILOT PLANT (WIPP) IN EDDY COUNTY, NEW MEXICO NEPA #: DOI-BLM-NM-P020-2010-0011-EA PREPARED IN COOPERATION WITH: DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY CARLSBAD FIELD OFFICE P. O. BOX 2078 CARLSBAD, NM 88221-2078 PREPARED BY: OWEN W. LOFTON SUPERVISORY MULTI RESOURCES SPECIALIST BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT CARLSBAD FIELD OFFICE 620 EAST GREENE CARLSBAD, NM 88220 ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT BLM Office: Carlsbad Field Office DOI-BLM-NM-P020-2010-0011-EA Serial #: NM-123703 Department of Energy (DOE), Carlsbad Field Office (CBFO) Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) South Access Road (SAR) 1.0 Purpose and Need for Action 1.1 The DOE CBFO, is requesting a right-of-way (ROW) that consists of re-

425

Rapid Assessment  

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Assessment Assessment of Lignin Content and Structure in Switchgrass (Panicum virgatum L.) Grown Under Different Environmental Conditions David G. J. Mann & Nicole Labbé & Robert W. Sykes & Kristen Gracom & Lindsey Kline & Isabella M. Swamidoss & Jason N. Burris & Mark Davis & C. Neal Stewart Jr. Published online: 13 October 2009 # Springer Science + Business Media, LLC. 2009 Abstract Switchgrass (Panicum virgatum L.) is a candi- date feedstock in bioenergy, and plant breeding and molecular genetic strategies are being used to improve germplasm. In order to assess these subsequent modifica- tions, baseline biomass compositional data are needed in a relevant variety of environments. In this study, switch- grass cv. Alamo was grown in the field, greenhouse, and growth chamber and harvested into individual leaf and stem tissue components. These components

426

Sleep Assessment  

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Sleep Assessment Sleep Assessment 1 | Thank you for taking the time to complete this extensive form. Sleep disturbances and/or fatigue are most often the result of many factors. In order to best treat your condition we need to understand your symptoms and history. Please bring your completed assessment form to your appointment. To schedule an appointment please call 505 844-HBES (4237). Name: Employee ID#: Date: Male Female Age: Health Plan : United BCBSNM Other: Referred by: Sleep and Health History In general, would you describe your sleep as: Refreshing Not Refreshing How would you rate your sleep? Very Good Good Adequate Poor Very Poor How would you describe your sleep problem? Sleep Problem (indicate all that apply) Duration of problem

427

Oscillatory nonohomic current drive for maintaining a plasma current  

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Apparatus and methods are described for maintaining a plasma current with an oscillatory nonohmic current drive. Each cycle of operation has a generation period in which current driving energy is applied to the plasma, and a relaxation period in which current driving energy is removed. Plasma parameters, such as plasma temperature or plasma average ionic charge state, are modified during the generation period so as to oscillate plasma resistivity in synchronism with the application of current driving energy. The invention improves overall current drive efficiencies.

Fisch, N.J.

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

428

Oscillatory nonhmic current drive for maintaining a plasma current  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Apparatus and method of the invention maintain a plasma current with an oscillatory nonohmic current drive. Each cycle of operation has a generation period in which current driving energy is applied to the plasma, and a relaxation period in which current driving energy is removed. Plasma parameters, such as plasma temperature or plasma average ionic charge state, are modified during the generation period so as to oscillate plasma resistivity in synchronism with the application of current driving energy. The invention improves overall current drive efficiencies.

Fisch, Nathaniel J. (Princeton, NJ)

1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

429

Applying a weed risk assessment approach to GM crops  

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Current approaches to environmental risk assessment of genetically modified (GM) plants are modelled on chemical risk assessment methods, which have a strong focus on toxicity. There are additional types of ha...

Paul K. Keese; Andrea V. Robold; Ruth C. Myers; Sarah Weisman…

2014-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

430

Technical Qualification Program Self-Assessment Report - Nevada...  

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

Field Office (NFO) implements the FTCP and TQP as measured by the current FTCP criteria review and approach documents (CRADs) included in the assessment plan. The self-assessment...

431

High Performance Lipoprotein Profiling for Cardiovascular Risk Assessment  

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With the severity of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and the related mortality rate to this disease, new methods are necessary for risk assessment and treatment prior to the onset of the disease. The current paradigm in CVD risk assessment has shifted...

Larner, Craig

2012-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

432

Assessment of Projected Life-Cycle Costs for Wave, Tidal, Ocean...  

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

Assessment of Projected Life-Cycle Costs for Wave, Tidal, Ocean Current, and In-Stream Hydrokinetic Power Assessment of Projected Life-Cycle Costs for Wave, Tidal, Ocean Current,...

433

Environmental Assessment  

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the Interior the Interior Bureau of Land Management Environmental Assessment DOI-BLM-NV-S010-2013-0052-EA DOE/EA-1960 June 28, 2013 Townsite Solar Project Transmission Line PREPARING OFFICE U.S. Department of the Interior Bureau of Land Management Southern Nevada District Office Las Vegas Field Office 4701 N. Torrey Pines Drive Las Vegas, Nevada 702-515-5000 Office 702-515-5010 Fax Environmental Assessment for the Townsite Solar Project DOE/EA-1960 DOI-BLM-NV-S010-2013-0052 EA N-91290 Prepared For U.S. Department of the Interior

434

Environmental Assessment  

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

4 4 ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT FOR PROPOSED ENERGY CONSERVATION STANDARDS FOR RESIDENTIAL CLOTHES WASHERS December 2000 U.S. Department of Energy Assistant Secretary, Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy Office of Building Research and Standards Washington, DC 20585 ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT FOR RESIDENTIAL CLOTHES WASHERS TABLE OF CONTENTS 1. INTRODUCTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . EA-1 2. PURPOSE AND NEED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . EA-1 3. ALTERNATIVES INCLUDING THE PROPOSED ACTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . EA-2 3.1 No Action Alternative . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . EA-2 3.2 Proposed Standard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . EA-2 3.3 Alternative Standards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . EA-3 3.4 Impacts of Proposed and Alternative Standards

435

Environmental Assessment  

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9 9 Environmental Assessment Proposed Changes to the Sanitary Biosolids Land Application Program on the Oak Ridge Reservation, Oak Ridge, Tennessee June 2011 U.S. Department of Energy Oak Ridge Office This page intentionally left blank. DOE/EA-1779 Environmental Assessment Proposed Changes to the Sanitary Biosolids Land Application Program on the Oak Ridge Reservation, Oak Ridge, Tennessee Date Issued-June 2011 Bechtel Jacobs Company, LLC and CDM Federal Services Inc. contributed to the preparation of this document and may not be considered for review of the document U.S. Department of Energy Office of Environmental Management This page intentionally left blank. iii CONTENTS FIGURES......................................................................................................................................................

436

Environmental Assessment  

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the Interior the Interior Bureau of Land Management Environmental Assessment DOI-BLM-NV-S010-2013-0052-EA DOE/EA-1960 June 28, 2013 Townsite Solar Project Transmission Line PREPARING OFFICE U.S. Department of the Interior Bureau of Land Management Southern Nevada District Office Las Vegas Field Office 4701 N. Torrey Pines Drive Las Vegas, Nevada 702-515-5000 Office 702-515-5010 Fax Environmental Assessment for the Townsite Solar Project DOE/EA-1960 DOI-BLM-NV-S010-2013-0052 EA N-91290 Prepared For U.S. Department of the Interior

437

Environmental Assessment  

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682 682 Environmental Assessment Upgrades and Life Extension of the 242-A Evaporator, Hanford Site, Richland, Washington Conducted Under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 U.S. Department of Energy Richland, Washington Environmental Assessment February 20 10 DOE/EA- 1682 This page intentionally left blank. 1 February 20 10 DOE/EA- 1682 TABLE OF CONTENTS 1.0 INTRODUCTION..............................................................................1. 1.1 BACKGROUND ......................................................................... 3 1.2 PURPOSE AND NEED FOR THE PROPOSED ACTION ......................... 6 1.3 NEPA REQUIREMENTS............................................................... 6 2.0 DESCRIPTION OF PROPOSED ACTION AND ALTERNATIVE ....................... 8

438

Projecting household energy consumption within a conditional demand framework  

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Few models attempt to assess and project household energy consumption and expenditure by taking into account differential household choices correlated with such variables as race, ethnicity, income, and geographic location. The Minority Energy Assessment Model (MEAM), developed by Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) for the US Department of Energy (DOE), provides a framework to forecast the energy consumption and expenditure of majority, black, Hispanic, poor, and nonpoor households. Among other variables, household energy demand for each of these population groups in MEAM is affected by housing factors (such as home age, home ownership, home type, type of heating fuel, and installed central air conditioning unit), demographic factors (such as household members and urban/rural location), and climate factors (such as heating degree days and cooling degree days). The welfare implications of the revealed consumption patterns by households are also forecast. The paper provides an overview of the model methodology and its application in projecting household energy consumption under alternative energy scenarios developed by Data Resources, Inc., (DRI).

Teotia, A.; Poyer, D.

1991-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

439

Projecting household energy consumption within a conditional demand framework  

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Few models attempt to assess and project household energy consumption and expenditure by taking into account differential household choices correlated with such variables as race, ethnicity, income, and geographic location. The Minority Energy Assessment Model (MEAM), developed by Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) for the US Department of Energy (DOE), provides a framework to forecast the energy consumption and expenditure of majority, black, Hispanic, poor, and nonpoor households. Among other variables, household energy demand for each of these population groups in MEAM is affected by housing factors (such as home age, home ownership, home type, type of heating fuel, and installed central air conditioning unit), demographic factors (such as household members and urban/rural location), and climate factors (such as heating degree days and cooling degree days). The welfare implications of the revealed consumption patterns by households are also forecast. The paper provides an overview of the model methodology and its application in projecting household energy consumption under alternative energy scenarios developed by Data Resources, Inc., (DRI).

Teotia, A.; Poyer, D.

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

440

Use of probabilistic methods for analysis of cost and duration uncertainties in a decision analysis framework  

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Probabilistic forecasting techniques have been used in many risk assessment and performance assessment applications on radioactive waste disposal projects such as Yucca Mountain and the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP). Probabilistic techniques such as Monte Carlo and Latin Hypercube sampling methods are routinely used to treat uncertainties in physical parameters important in simulating radionuclide transport in a coupled geohydrologic system and assessing the ability of that system to comply with regulatory release limits. However, the use of probabilistic techniques in the treatment of uncertainties in the cost and duration of programmatic alternatives on risk and performance assessment projects is less common. Where significant uncertainties exist and where programmatic decisions must be made despite existing uncertainties, probabilistic techniques may yield important insights into decision options, especially when used in a decision analysis framework and when properly balanced with deterministic analyses. For relatively simple evaluations, these types of probabilistic evaluations can be made using personal computer-based software.

Boak, D.M.; Painton, L.

1995-12-08T23:59:59.000Z

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441

Current Annualized Request  

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

Organization Organization FY 2012 FY 2013 FY 2014 Current Annualized Request CR $ % National Security Weapons Activities* 7,214,834 7,557,342 7,868,409 +311,067 +4.1% Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation 2,300,950 2,409,930 2,140,142 -160,808 -7.0% Naval Reactors 1,080,000 1,086,610 1,246,134 +166,134 +15.4% Office of the Administrator 410,000 412,509 397,784 -12,216 -3.0% Total, National Nuclear Security Administration 11,005,784 11,466,391 11,652,469 +304,177 +2.8% Energy and Environment Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy 1,780,548 1,820,713 2,775,700 +995,152 +55.9% Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability 136,178 139,954 169,015 +32,837 +24.1% Fossil Energy 554,806 714,033 637,975 +83,169 +15.0% Nuclear Energy 853,816 863,996 735,460 -118,356 -13.9% Race to the Top for Energy Efficiency and Grid Modernization

442

Assessment of government tribology programs  

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An assessment has been made to determine current tribology research and development work sponsored or conducted by the government. Data base surveys and discussions were conducted to isolate current projects sponsored primarily by 21 different government organizations. These projects were classified by subject, objective, energy relevance, type of research, phenomenon being investigated, variables being studied, type of motion, materials and application. An abstract of each project was prepared which included the classification, sponsor, performing organization and a project description. It was found that current work is primarily materials oriented to meet military requirements. Other than the high temperature programs very few of the tribology projects accomplish energy related objectives.

Peterson, M.B.; Levinson, T.M.

1985-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

443

& MetalOrganic Frameworks Enhancing CO2 Separation Ability of a MetalOrganic Framework  

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that it is a promising material for sequestering CO2 from landfill gas. Introduction Metal­organic frameworks have been considered as promising materials for separating CO2 from landfill gas and industrial flue gas due

Paik Suh, Myunghyun

444

National Climate Assessment: Overview  

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Production Team Production Team Indicators System Coastal Resilience Resources Make Our Science Accessible Link Climate Change & Health Provide Data and Tools Coordinate Internationally National Climate Assessment: Overview Print E-mail What is the National Climate Assessment (NCA)? The NCA is an important resource for understanding and communicating climate change science and impacts in the United States. It informs the nation about already observed changes, the current status of the climate, and anticipated trends for the future. The NCA report process integrates scientific information from multiple sources and sectors to highlight key findings and significant gaps in our knowledge. The NCA also establishes consistent methods for evaluating climate impacts in the U.S. in the context of broader global change. Finally, findings from the NCA provide input to Federal science priorities and are used by U.S. citizens, communities, and businesses as they create more sustainable and environmentally sound plans for the nation's future.

445

Pantex Needs Assessment  

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

Pantex Needs Assessment Pantex Needs Assessment Phase I Summary and Recommendation Based upon the availability of information to access former workers, and given the knowledge regarding past exposures to hazardous agents, it is recommended that a Phase II examination program be established for former Pantex workers. This will be in keeping with other DOE mandates and programs, and will assist with the current DOE compensation program. I. Introduction and Background The Department of Energy has established a program to meet the medical oversight needs of former workers who worked at a variety of Department of Energy facilities in connection with the nuclear programs of the United States. It has been recognized that these workers might have been exposed to potentially hazardous materials, and that they were deserving of medical

446

UNFCCC-Mitigation Assessments | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

UNFCCC-Mitigation Assessments UNFCCC-Mitigation Assessments Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: UNFCCC-Mitigation Assessments Agency/Company /Organization: United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Sector: Energy, Land Topics: Pathways analysis Resource Type: Presentation, Training materials Website: unfccc.int/resource/cd_roms/na1/mitigation/index.htm UNFCCC-Mitigation Assessments Screenshot References: UNFCCC-Mitigation Assessments[1] "This training package (containing PowerPoint presentations and notes, a handbook and reference materials) is designed to facilitate the preparation of the mitigation component of the national communications by non-Annex I teams based on UNFCCC guidelines contained in the annex to decision 17/CP.8." References

447

Stray current interference control for HVDC earth currents  

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High-voltage direct current (HVDC) transmission lines exist around the world, with several in the US. When one conductor must be taken out of operation (in case of emergency), the earth may be used as an alternate conductor. The earth current may be accumulated on and discharged from underground metallic structures that cross the voltage gradient created by the current. Test results on two lines showed that stray current interference is not a major problem if mitigated properly.

Fitzgerald, J.H. III [PSG Corrosion Engineering/Corrpro Cos., Detroit, MI (United States); Kroon, D.H. [Corrpro Companies Inc., Spring, TX (United States)

1995-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

448

Technical Qualification Program Self-Assessment Report - Sandia...  

Energy Savers (EERE)

Program (TQP) as measured by the current Federal Technical Capability Panel criteria review and approach documents (CRADs) included in the assessment plan. SSO TQP...

449

Assessment endpoints: Defining the question  

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The EPA Framework for Ecological Risk Assessments incorporated two significant improvements in the ecological risk assessment (EcoRA) process. First, the guidance emphasized the importance of defining the problems to be addressed (The Problem Formulation Phase). Secondly, the guidance explicitly calls for dialogue between risk managers and risk assessors. Implementing these elements has proven difficult and sometimes contentious. Risk assessors know how to do many things very well-including literature reviews, toxicity screens, deterministic exposure models, calculations of exposure:effects quotients, etc. However, these efforts often fall short of what risk managers need to make decisions. Moreover, there is a high likelihood that such risk assessment information fails to address the concerns of stakeholders. It is the authors` position that the risk assessors by themselves will seldom be able to produce meaningful assessments because they will usually fail to anticipate the needs of risk managers and the expectations of stakeholders. To become a meaningful part of the social decision process, the EcoRA process (especially the critical Problem Formulation Phase) must be opened to a larger group of participants that includes assessors, managers, and stakeholder representatives. Formal methods in conflict resolution and consensus building among diverse interest groups are available. The authors will describe the need to develop guidelines for the application of these tools to reach agreement on assessment endpoints, Early agreement on the focus of work improves the chances for effective communication of risk and understanding of the basis for environmental management decisions.

Fairbrother, A.; Kapustka, L.A.; Williams, B.A.; Bennett, R.S. [Ecological Planning and Toxicology, Inc., Corvallis, OR (United States)

1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

450

Integrated Framework toward a Closed Loop Measurement and Verification Shankar Earni, Phil Coleman, Mark Sanders, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory  

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Integrated Framework toward a Closed Loop Measurement and Verification Approach Shankar Earni, Phil of measurement and verification (M&V) plans from federal ESPC projects to understand and assess the overall) to meet or exceed facility performance requirements, such as lighting and temperature levels. Measurement

451

Modelling a feed-water control system of a steam generator in the framework of the dynamic reliability  

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Modelling a feed-water control system of a steam generator in the framework of the dynamic with the exploration of an industrial complex system behaviour and its prob- abilistic safety assessment (PSA critical systems), the feed-water control system of a steam generator of a pressurised water nuclear

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

452

Research Summary Sustainability impact assessment: tools for environmental, social and economic  

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Research Summary Sustainability impact assessment: tools for environmental, social and economic to produce Sustainability Impact Assessment Tools (SIATs) that will be used to predict the impacts of sustainability issues in European regions, and has developed a `Framework for Participatory Impact Assessment

453

A Strategic Framework for SMR Deployment  

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

A Strategic Framework for SMR Deployment February 24, 2012 Introduction A strategy for the successful deployment of small modular reactors (SMRs) must consider what the goals of deployment would entail, the challenges to achieving these goals and the approach to overcome those challenges. This paper will attempt to offer a framework for addressing these important issues at the outset of the program. The deployment of SMRs will be realized by private power companies making the decision to purchase and operate SMRs from private vendors. The government role is to set national priorities for clean energy and national security and create incentives to achieve them. The policy tools the government may choose to use to advance this technology in support of these national objectives will evolve as SMRs advance

454

Evaluating learning technologies: frameworks and case studies  

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Evaluation frameworks have been developed for studying learning technology. In this paper, we review their application to a number of evaluation projects, reflect on recent developments in the area of evaluation and illustrate how these frameworks have been applied by reflecting on the methods employed in three contrasting case studies. Each case study is an evaluation of an innovative use of information technology. The first case study describes the evaluation activities related to the technology-enhanced components of an introductory physics course for distance learners, 'Physical World', focusing on the evaluation of multimedia tutorials. The second case study discusses an evaluation project focusing on the impact of networked technologies on learning at school level, the 'ImpaCT2' evaluation, and describes the methods used in tracking use of technology both at school and at home. The third case study involves the evaluation of a history website on a full time higher education course, 'The History of the USA'.

Eileen Scanlon; Canan Blake; Kim Issroff; Cathy Lewin

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

455

An information modeling framework for process planning  

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planning links design and manufacture and has been recog- nized as one of the key elements in Concurrent Engineering. It serves as a crucial integrator for Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM). Decomposition of the com- plex decision making in process... framework and its development methodology has potential uses in other aspects of CIM and Concurrent engineering. To My Parents. ACKNOWLEDGMENTS I would like to primarily, thank both Dr. Richard J. Mayer and Dr. Richard A. Wysk for their guidance...

Atreya, Dinesh S.

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

456

Hydrocarbon Separations in Metal–Organic Frameworks  

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Given the large differences in the physical properties of methane and C2 hydrocarbons, both size selective effects and metal–hydrocarbon interactions can be tuned to achieve a high selectivity within a metal–organic framework. ... Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, or PAHs, are carcinogenic byproducts of incomplete combustion of organic matter such as fossil fuels. ... data and the heats of adsorption were found to fit well to a small group of mol. ...

Zoey R. Herm; Eric D. Bloch; Jeffrey R. Long

2013-11-22T23:59:59.000Z

457

Computing plasma focus pinch current from total current measurement  

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The total current I total waveform in a plasma focus discharge is the most commonly measured quantity contrasting with the difficult measurement of I pinch . However yield laws should be scaled to focus pinch current I pinch rather than the peak I total . This paper describes how I pinch may be computed from the I total trace by fitting a computed current trace to the measured current trace using the Lee model. The method is applied to an experiment in which both the I total trace and the plasma sheath current trace were measured. The result shows good agreement between the values of computed and measured I pinch .

S. Lee; S. H. Saw; P. C. K. Lee; R. S. Rawat; H. Schmidt

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

458

CO2 Removal from Flue Gas Using MIcroporous Metal Organic Frameworks  

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Removal from Flue Gas Using Removal from Flue Gas Using Microporous Metal Organic Frameworks Background The mission of the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Existing Plants, Emissions, & Capture (EPEC) Research & Development (R&D) Program is to develop innovative environmental control technologies to enable full use of the nation's vast coal reserves, while at the same time allowing the current fleet of coal-fired power plants to comply with existing and emerging environmental regulations. The EPEC R&D

459

Heat Transfer and Convection Currents  

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...October 1965 research-article Heat Transfer and Convection Currents D. C...convection in a medium with internal heat generation is discussed semi-quantitatively...States English United Kingdom 1966 Heat transfer and convection currents Tozer D...

1965-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

460

Transuranic Waste Program Framework Agreement - December Deliverable July 2012  

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Framework agreement deliverables are: (1) 'DOE/NNSA commits to complete removal of all non-cemented above-ground EM Legacy TRU and newly generated TRU currently-stored at Area G as of October 1, 2011, by no later than June 30, 2014. This inventory of above-ground TRU is defined as 3706 cubic meters of material.' (2) 'DOE commits to the complete removal of all newly generated TRU received in Area G during FY 2012 and 2013 by no later than December 31, 2014.' (3) 'Based on projected funding profiles, DOE/NNSA will develop by December 31, 2012, a schedule, including pacing milestones, for disposition of the below-ground TRU requiring retrieval at Area G.' Objectives are to: (1) restore the 'Core Team' to develop the December, 2012 deliverable; (2) obtain agreement on the strategy for below ground water disposition; and (3) establish timeline for completion of the deliverable. Below Grade Waste Strategy is to: (1) Perform an evaluation on below grade waste currently considered retrievable TRU; (2) Only commit to retrieve waste that must be retrieved; (3) Develop the Deliverable including Pacing Milestones based on planned commitments; (4) Align all Regulatory Documents for Consistency; and (5) answer these 3 primary questions, is the waste TRU; is the waste retrievable, can retrieval cause more harm than benefit?

Jones, Patricia [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2012-07-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Alchemy to reason: Effective use of Cumulative Effects Assessment in resource management  

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Cumulative Effects Assessment (CEA) is a tool that can be useful in making decisions about natural resource management and allocation. The decisions to be made include those (i) necessary to construct planning and regulatory frameworks to control development activity so that societal goals will be achieved and (ii) whether or not to approve individual development projects, with or without conditions. The evolution of CEA into a more successful tool cannot occur independently of the evolution of decision making processes. Currently progress is painfully slow on both fronts. This paper explores some opportunities to accelerate improvements in decision making in natural resource management and in the utility of CEA as a tool to assist in making such decisions. The focus of the paper is on how to define the public interest by determining what is acceptable.

Hegmann, George, E-mail: george.hegmann@stantec.com [Principal, Environmental Management, Stantec Consulting Ltd., 805 - 8th Avenue SW Suite 300, Calgary, Alberta, T2P 1H7 (Canada); Yarranton, G.A., E-mail: yarran@shaw.ca [121 Artists View Way, Calgary, Alberta, T3Z 3N1 (Canada)

2011-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

462

A framework for simulation-based real-time whole building performance  

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A framework for simulation-based real-time whole building performance A framework for simulation-based real-time whole building performance assessment Title A framework for simulation-based real-time whole building performance assessment Publication Type Journal Article Refereed Designation Unknown LBNL Report Number 0360-1323 Year of Publication 2012 Authors Pang, Xiufeng, Michael Wetter, Prajesh Bhattacharya, and Philip Haves Journal Building and Environment Volume 54 Start Page 100 Pagination 100-108 Date Published 08/2012 ISSN 0360-1323 Keywords building controls virtual test bed, building performance, energy modeling, energyplus, real-time building simulation Abstract Most commercial buildings do not perform as well in practice as intended by the design and their performances often deteriorate over time. Reasons include faulty construction, malfunctioning equipment, incorrectly configured control systems and inappropriate operating procedures. One approach to addressing this problems is to compare the predictions of an energy simulation model of the building to the measured performance and analyze significant differences to infer the presence and location of faults. This paper presents a framework that allows a comparison of building actual performance and expected performance in real time. The realization of the framework utilized the EnergyPlus, the Building Controls Virtual Test Bed (BCVTB) and the Energy Management and Control System (EMCS) was developed. An EnergyPlus model that represents expected performance of a building runs in real time and reports the predicted building performance at each time step. The BCVTB is used as the software platform to acquire relevant inputs from the EMCS through a BACnet interface and send them to the EnergyPlus and to a database for archiving. A proof-of-concept demonstration is also presented.

463

Financial Assessment  

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We would like to thank everyone who helped us with this report, including but not limited to: John Bolduc, Steve Lenkauskas, George Fernandes, and the staff at the City of Cambridge and Danehy Park who helped shape this report and made on-site instrument installation and data collection possible. Mark Lipson, Jack Clarke and Jean Rogers for their guidance with the environmental and community impact assessment. Bob Paine and Scott Abbett for their thoughts and experiences with the Medford McGlynn School wind turbine. This preliminary assessment report investigates the wind resource available at Danehy Park in the City of Cambridge, providing estimated power generation figures as well as cost and revenue estimates and

Cy Chan; Pamela Silva; Chao Zhang

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

464

A Framework for Managing Concurrent Business and ICT Development  

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In this paper we propose a framework – the FADE(E) – for managing the concurrent development of the business and the ICT side of an enterprise. The framework is based on lessons learned from literature on Ente...

Frank G. Goethals; Jacques Vandenbulcke…

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

465

SC COLLABORATOR: A SERVICE ORIENTED FRAMEWORK FOR CONSTRUCTION SUPPLY CHAIN  

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, service oriented architecture (SOA) with open source technologies is a desirable computing modelSC COLLABORATOR: A SERVICE ORIENTED FRAMEWORK FOR CONSTRUCTION SUPPLY CHAIN COLLABORATION for construction supply chain collaboration and management, through a prototype service oriented system framework

Stanford University

466

An Interactive Visual Analytics Framework for Multi-Field Data...  

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Interactive Visual Analytics Framework for Multi-Field Data in a Geo-Spatial Context. An Interactive Visual Analytics Framework for Multi-Field Data in a Geo-Spatial Context....

467

A framework for sustainable buildings : an application to China  

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A framework has been established to discuss the different topics of Sustainability in the context of buildings. The framework includes the dimensions of time and space and the dimensions of ecology, society, and economy. ...

Ospelt, Christoph, 1970-

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

468

A Framework for Dynamizing Succinct Data Structures (Extended Abstract)  

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We present a framework to dynamize succinct data structures, to encourage their use over non-succinct versions in a wide variety of important application areas. Our framework can dynamize most stateof- the-art succinct ...

Gupta, Ankur; Hon, Wing-Kai; Shah, Rahul; Vitter, Jeffrey Scott

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

469

GVis: a scalable visualization framework for genomic data  

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This paper describes a framework we have developed for the visual analysis of large-scale phylogeny hierarchies populated with the genomic data of various organisms. This framework allows the user to quickly browse the phylogeny hierarchy of organisms ...

Jin Hong; Dong Hyun Jeong; Chris D Shaw; William Ribarsky; Mark Borodovsky; Chang Song

2005-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

470

Imparting functionality to a metalorganic framework material by controlled nanoparticle  

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Imparting functionality to a metal�organic framework material by controlled nanoparticle by encapsulating various functional species (for example, nanoparticles) within the frameworks. However, despite increasing numbers of reports of nanoparticle/MOF composites, simultaneously to control the size, composition

471

Development of Conceptual Framework Renewable Energy Certificate Mechanism for India  

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Advisory Private Limited June 2009 (Final Report for circulation) #12;Report on `Conceptual Framework of ABPS Infrastructure Advisory Private Limited. #12;Report on `Conceptual Framework for REC Mechanism Electricity Authority CERC Central Electricity Regulatory Commission CUF Capacity Utilisation Factor DERC

Columbia University

472

Enterprise Security Planning using Zachman Framework: Designer's Perspective  

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Enterprise Security Planning using Zachman Framework: Designer's Perspective Abstract planning point of view. Index Terms - Enterprise Architecture, Zachman Framework, Enterprise Security security planning. This paper has been organized as follows. Section 2, describes the enterprise

Ertaull, Levent

473

Enterprise Security Planning with Department of Defense Architecture Framework (DODAF)  

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Enterprise Security Planning with Department of Defense Architecture Framework (DODAF) L. Ertaul1 as its application in dealing with enterprise security planning related issues. Keywords: Enterprise Architecture Frameworks, DoDAF, Enterprise Security Planning 1 . Introduction The Department of Defense

Ertaull, Levent

474

MMU Sustainability Investment Board 1 Communication Framework (Final) February 2009  

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) Green Travel Planning (TRA) Communication (COM) MMU Sustainability Metric Area of Sustainability UnitMMU Sustainability Investment Board 1 Communication Framework (Final) February 2009 MMU Sustainability Investment Board (SIB) Communications Framework Effective communications will be fundamental

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A decision making framework for cruise ship design  

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This thesis develops a new decision making framework for initial cruise ship design. Through review of effectiveness analysis and multi-criteria decision making, a uniform philosophy is created to articulate a framework ...

Katsoufis, George P. (George Paraskevas)

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Stigmergic collaboration: a theoretical framework for mass collaboration .  

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??This thesis presents an application-oriented theoretical framework for generalised and specific collaborative contexts with a special focus on Internet-based mass collaboration. The proposed framework is… (more)

Elliott, Mark Alan

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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ATTACHMENT A - CHECKLIST FOR SELF ASSESSMENT  

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

ATTACHMENT A - CHECKLIST FOR SELF ASSESSMENT ATTACHMENT A - CHECKLIST FOR SELF ASSESSMENT Site: Federal or Contractor Program: Name: ____________________________________________ Title:______________________________________________ Organization:_______________________________________ Address: __________________________________________ Bldg and Room Number _____________________________ Phone Number __________________ E-Mail ________________________________ Years of Records Management experience? Length of time in current position? Training? __________________________________________________________________ Signature: Date: 02/03/2010 2 INSTITUTIONALIZATION

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Metal-Organic Frameworks with Precisely Designed Interior for...  

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Metal-Organic Frameworks with Precisely Designed Interior for Carbon Dioxide Capture in the Presence of Water...

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Security Framework for Control System Data Classification and...  

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Data Classification and Protection More Documents & Publications Energy Sector Cybersecurity Framework Implementation Guidance - Draft for Public Comment & Comment Submission...

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Combining empirical and theory-based land-use modelling approaches to assess economic potential of biofuel production avoiding iLUC: Argentina as a case study  

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Abstract In this paper, a land-use modelling framework is presented combining empirical and theory-based modelling approaches to determine economic potential of biofuel production avoiding indirect land-use changes (iLUC) resulting from land competition with other functions. The empirical approach explores future developments in food and feed production to determine land availability and technical potential of biofuel production. The theory-based approach assesses the economic performance of biofuel crops on the surplus land in comparison with other production systems and determines the economic potential of biofuel production. The framework is demonstrated for a case study in Argentina to determine the development of biofuel potential from soy and switchgrass up to 2030. Two scenarios were considered regarding future developments of productivity in agriculture and livestock production. It was found that under a scenario reflecting a continuation of current trends, no surplus land is expected to become available. Nevertheless, the potential for soybean biodiesel is expected to keep increasing up to 103 PJ in 2030, due to the existence of a developed agro-industrial sector jointly producing feed and biodiesel. In case large technological developments occur, 32 Mha could become available in 2030, which would allow for a technical potential of 472 PJ soybean biodiesel and 1445 PJ switchgrass bioethanol. According to the economic assessment, an economic potential of 368 PJ of soy biodiesel and 1.1 EJ switchgrass bioethanol could be attained, at a feedstock production cost of 100–155 US$/ton and 20–45 US$/ton, respectively. The region of southwest Buenos Aires and La Pampa provinces appeared to be particularly promising for switchgrass. The ability of jointly assessing future developments in land availability, technical and economic potential of biofuel production avoiding iLUC and spatial distribution of viable locations for growing biofuel crops means that the proposed framework is a step forward in assessing the potential for biofuel production that is both economically viable and sustainably produced.

V. Diogo; F. van der Hilst; J. van Eijck; J.A. Verstegen; J. Hilbert; S. Carballo; J. Volante; A. Faaij

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Assessing Evapotranspiration Estimates from the Global Soil Wetness Project Phase 2 (GSWP-2) Simulations  

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We assess the simulations of global-scale evapotranspiration from the Global Soil Wetness Project Phase 2 (GSWP-2) within a global water-budget framework. The scatter in the GSWP-2 global evapotranspiration estimates from ...

Gao, Xiang

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Game-based assessment: an integrated model for capturing evidence of learning in play  

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This paper presents the assessment data aggregator for game environments (ADAGE), a click-stream data framework designed to test whether click-stream data can provide reliable evidence of learning. As digitally-based games become increasingly prevalent ...

Richard Halverson; V. Elizabeth Owen

2014-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Current Awards | National Nuclear Security Administration  

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National Laser User Facilities Program Current Awards Current Awards National Laser Users' Facility Grant Program Current Awards Under Construction...

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Current Awards | National Nuclear Security Administration  

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Stewardship Science Academic Alliances Program Current Awards Current Awards Stewardship Science Academic Alliances (SSAA) Program Current Awards Under Construction...

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Pursuing Energy Efficiency as a Hedge against Carbon Regulatory Risks: Current Resource Planning Practices in the West  

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Uncertainty surrounding the nature and timing of future carbon regulations poses a fundamental and far-reaching financial risk for electric utilities and their ratepayers. Long-term resource planning provides a potential framework within which utilities can assess carbon regulatory risk and evaluate options for mitigating exposure to this risk through investments in energy efficiency and other low-carbon resources. In this paper, we examine current resource planning practices related to managing carbon regulatory risk, based on a comparative analysis of the most-recent long-term resource plans filed by fifteen major utilities in the Western U.S. First, we compare the assumptions and methods used by utilities to assess carbon regulatory risk and to evaluate energy efficiency as a risk mitigation option. Although most utilities have made important strides in beginning to address carbon regulatory risk within their resource plan, we also identify a number of opportunities for improvement and offer recommendations for resource planners and state regulators to consider. We also summarize the composition and carbon intensity of the preferred resource portfolios selected by the fifteen Western utilities, highlighting the contribution of energy efficiency and its impact on the carbon intensity of utilities' proposed resource strategies. Energy efficiency and renewables are the dominant low-carbon resources included in utilities' preferred portfolios. Across the fifteen utilities, energy efficiency constitutes anywhere from 6percent to almost 50percent of the preferred portfolio energy resources, and represents 22percent of all incremental resources in aggregate.

Barbose, Galen; Wiser, Ryan; Phadke, Amol; Goldman, Charles

2008-07-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Pursuing Energy Efficiency as a Hedge against Carbon Regulatory Risks: Current Resource Planning Practices in the West  

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Uncertainty surrounding the nature and timing of future carbon regulations poses a fundamental and far-reaching financial risk for electric utilities and their ratepayers. Long-term resource planning provides a potential framework within which utilities can assess carbon regulatory risk and evaluate options for mitigating exposure to this risk through investments in energy efficiency and other low-carbon resources. In this paper, we examine current resource planning practices related to managing carbon regulatory risk, based on a comparative analysis of the most-recent long-term resource plans filed by fifteen major utilities in the Western U.S. First, we compare the assumptions and methods used by utilities to assess carbon regulatory risk and to evaluate energy efficiency as a risk mitigation option. Although most utilities have made important strides in beginning to address carbon regulatory risk within their resource plan, we also identify a number of opportunities for improvement and offer recommendations for resource planners and state regulators to consider. We also summarize the composition and carbon intensity of the preferred resource portfolios selected by the fifteen Western utilities, highlighting the contribution of energy efficiency and its impact on the carbon intensity of utilities' proposed resource strategies. Energy efficiency and renewables are the dominant low-carbon resources included in utilities' preferred portfolios. Across the fifteen utilities, energy efficiency constitutes anywhere from 6percent to almost 50percent of the preferred portfolio energy resources, and represents 22percent of all incremental resources in aggregate.

Barbose, Galen; Wiser, Ryan; Phadke, Amol; Goldman, Charles

2008-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Framework for Lattice QCD Calculations on GPUs  

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Computing platforms equipped with accelerators like GPUs have proven to provide great computational power. However, exploiting such platforms for existing scientific applications is not a trivial task. Current GPU programming frameworks such as CUDA C/C++ require low-level programming from the developer in order to achieve high performance code. As a result porting of applications to GPUs is typically limited to time-dominant algorithms and routines, leaving the remainder not accelerated which can open a serious Amdahl's law issue. The lattice QCD application Chroma allows to explore a different porting strategy. The layered structure of the software architecture logically separates the data-parallel from the application layer. The QCD Data-Parallel software layer provides data types and expressions with stencil-like operations suitable for lattice field theory and Chroma implements algorithms in terms of this high-level interface. Thus by porting the low-level layer one can effectively move the whole application in one swing to a different platform. The QDP-JIT/PTX library, the reimplementation of the low-level layer, provides a framework for lattice QCD calculations for the CUDA architecture. The complete software interface is supported and thus applications can be run unaltered on GPU-based parallel computers. This reimplementation was possible due to the availability of a JIT compiler (part of the NVIDIA Linux kernel driver) which translates an assembly-like language (PTX) to GPU code. The expression template technique is used to build PTX code generators and a software cache manages the GPU memory. This reimplementation allows us to deploy an efficient implementation of the full gauge-generation program with dynamical fermions on large-scale GPU-based machines such as Titan and Blue Waters which accelerates the algorithm by more than an order of magnitude.

Winter, Frank; Clark, M.A.; Edwards, Robert G.; Joo, Balint

2014-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A semantic framework and software design to enable the transparent integration, reorganization and discovery of natural systems knowledge  

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I present a conceptualization that attempts to unify diverse representations of natural knowledge while providing a workable computational framework, based on current semantic web theory, for developing, communicating, and running integrated simulation ... Keywords: Intelligent database design, Multi-paradigm modelling, Semantic web theory, Web-based collaboration

Ferdinando Villa

2007-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A QUALITY CONTROL FRAMEWORK FOR BUS SCHEDULE RELIABILITY  

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A QUALITY CONTROL FRAMEWORK FOR BUS SCHEDULE RELIABILITY JIE LIN*, University of Illinois Institute A QUALITY CONTROL FRAMEWORK FOR BUS SCHEDULE RELIABILITY Abstract This paper develops and demonstrates a quality control framework for bus schedule reliability. Automatic Vehicle Location (AVL) devices

Illinois at Chicago, University of

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Porting the .NET Micro Framework A Microsoft Technical White Paper  

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Porting the .NET Micro Framework A Microsoft Technical White Paper December 10, 2007 AbstractShow-capable devices to port the .NET Micro Framework to new hardware platforms. This white paper introduces the .NET Micro Framework architecture with a view toward porting it to a new hardware platform. It then discusses

Hunt, Galen

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Policy Framework Policy Commencement Date: 14 March 2012  

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Policy Framework Policy Commencement Date: 14 March 2012 Category: Strategic Management 1. PURPOSE To manage the development and maintenance of a robust and responsive policy framework that aligns the University's practices with its strategic objectives. 2. POLICY STATEMENT The Policy Framework consists

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The CLEANLE project within HOMOFABER framework The CLEANLE project  

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The CLEANLE project within HOMOFABER framework The CLEANLE project within HOMOFABER framework Presentation for students involvement during spring semester 2011 #12;The CLEANLE project within HOMOFABER framework The Interdisciplinary Aerodynamics Group (IAG) · Cost group within EPFL-STI ­ Administrated

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Enterprise Security Planning using the Zachman Framework Builder's Perspective  

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Enterprise Security Planning using the Zachman Framework ­ Builder's Perspective L. Ertaul1 , S that can be used for enterprise security planning .This paper gives an overview of how Zachman's Framework's perspective of the Zachman Framework Keywords: Enterprise Architecture, Enterprise Security Planning, Zachman

Ertaull, Levent

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Safety Assessment for a Surface Repository in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone - Methodology for Assessing Disposal under Intervention Conditions - 13476  

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The Radioactive Waste Disposal Facility (RWDF) Buryakovka was constructed in 1986 as part of the intervention measures after the accident at Chernobyl NPP (ChNPP). Today, RWDF Buryakovka is still being operated but its maximum capacity is nearly reached. Plans for enlargement of the facility exist since more than 10 years but have not been implemented yet. In the framework of an European Commission Project DBE Technology GmbH prepared a safety analysis report of the facility in its current state (SAR) and a preliminary safety analysis report (PSAR) based on the planned enlargement. Due to its history RWDF Buryakovka does not fully comply with today's best international practices and the latest Ukrainian regulations in this area. The most critical aspects are its inventory of long-lived radionuclides, and the non-existent multi-barrier waste confinement system. A significant part of the project was dedicated, therefore, to the development of a methodology for the safety assessment taking into consideration the facility's special situation and to reach an agreement with all stakeholders involved in the later review and approval procedure of the safety analysis reports. Main aspect of the agreed methodology was to analyze the safety, not strictly based on regulatory requirements but on the assessment of the actual situation of the facility including its location within the Exclusion Zone. For both safety analysis reports, SAR and PSAR, the assessment of the long-term safety led to results that were either within regulatory limits or within the limits allowing for a specific situational evaluation by the regulator. (authors)

Haverkamp, B.; Krone, J. [DBE TECHNOLOGY GmbH, Eschenstr. 55, D-31224 Peine (Germany)] [DBE TECHNOLOGY GmbH, Eschenstr. 55, D-31224 Peine (Germany); Shybetskyi, I. [Radioenvironmental Centre at Presidium of National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Ul. O. Gonchara 55 b, 01054 Kiev (Ukraine)] [Radioenvironmental Centre at Presidium of National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Ul. O. Gonchara 55 b, 01054 Kiev (Ukraine)

2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Species for the screening assessment. Columbia River Comprehensive Impact Assessment  

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Because of past nuclear production operations along the Columbia River, there is intense public and tribal interest in assessing any residual Hanford Site related contamination along the river from the Hanford Reach to the Pacific Ocean. The Columbia River Comprehensive Impact Assessment was proposed to address these concerns. The assessment of the Columbia River is being conducted in phases. The initial phase is a screening assessment of the risk, which addresses current environmental conditions for a range of potential uses. One component of the screening assessment estimates the risk from contaminants in the Columbia River to the environment. The objective of the ecological risk assessment is to determine whether contaminants from the Columbia River pose a significant threat to selected receptor species that exist in the river and riparian communities of the study area. This report (1) identifies the receptor species selected for the screening assessment of ecological risk and (2) describes the selection process. The species selection process consisted of two tiers. In Tier 1, a master species list was developed that included many plant and animal species known to occur in the aquatic and riparian systems of the Columbia River between Priest Rapids Dam and the Columbia River estuary. This master list was reduced to 368 species that occur in the study area (Priest Rapids Dam to McNary Dam). In Tier 2, the 181 Tier 1 species were qualitatively ranked based on a scoring of their potential exposure and sensitivity to contaminants using a conceptual exposure model for the study area.

Becker, J.M.; Brandt, C.A.; Dauble, D.D.; Maughan, A.D.; O`Neil, T.K.

1996-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Cooper-pair current in the presence of flux noise  

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We study the effect of flux noise on the Cooper pair current of a superconducting charge pump. We generalize the definition of the current in order to take into account the contribution induced by the environment. It turns out that this dissipative current vanishes for charge noise but it is finite in general for noise operators that do not commute with the charge operator. We discuss in a generic framework the effect of flux noise and present a way to engineer it by coupling the system to an additional external circuit. We calculate numerically the pumped charge through the device by solving the master equation for the reduced density matrix of the system and show how it depends on the coupling to the artificial environment.

P. Solinas; M. Möttönen; J. Salmilehto; J. P. Pekola

2012-01-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Fault current limiter and alternating current circuit breaker  

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A solid-state circuit breaker and current limiter are disclosed for a load served by an alternating current source having a source impedance, the solid-state circuit breaker and current limiter comprising a thyristor bridge interposed between the alternating current source and the load, the thyristor bridge having four thyristor legs and four nodes, with a first node connected to the alternating current source, and a second node connected to the load. A coil is connected from a third node to a fourth node, the coil having an impedance of a value calculated to limit the current flowing therethrough to a predetermined value. Control means are connected to the thyristor legs for limiting the alternating current flow to the load under fault conditions to a predetermined level, and for gating the thyristor bridge under fault conditions to quickly reduce alternating current flowing therethrough to zero and thereafter to maintain the thyristor bridge in an electrically open condition preventing the alternating current from flowing therethrough for a predetermined period of time. 9 figs.

Boenig, H.J.

1998-03-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Fault current limiter and alternating current circuit breaker  

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A solid-state circuit breaker and current limiter for a load served by an alternating current source having a source impedance, the solid-state circuit breaker and current limiter comprising a thyristor bridge interposed between the alternating current source and the load, the thyristor bridge having four thyristor legs and four nodes, with a first node connected to the alternating current source, and a second node connected to the load. A coil is connected from a third node to a fourth node, the coil having an impedance of a value calculated to limit the current flowing therethrough to a predetermined value. Control means are connected to the thyristor legs for limiting the alternating current flow to the load under fault conditions to a predetermined level, and for gating the thyristor bridge under fault conditions to quickly reduce alternating current flowing therethrough to zero and thereafter to maintain the thyristor bridge in an electrically open condition preventing the alternating current from flowing therethrough for a predetermined period of time.

Boenig, Heinrich J. (Los Alamos, NM)

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Context for performance assessment  

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In developing its recommendations on performance assessment for disposal of low-level radioactive waste, Scientific committee 87-3 of the National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements (NCRP) has considered a number of topics that provide a context for the development of suitable approaches to performance assessment. This paper summarizes the Committee` discussions on these topics, including (1) the definition of low-level waste and its sources and properties, as they affect the variety of wastes that must be considered, (2) fundamental objectives and principles of radioactive waste disposal and their application to low-level waste, (3) current performance objectives for low-level waste disposal in the US, with particular emphasis on such unresolved issues of importance to performance assessment as the time frame for compliance, requirements for protection of groundwater and surface water, inclusion of doses from radon, demonstrating compliance with fixed performance objectives using highly uncertain model projections, and application of the principle that releases to the environment should be maintained as low as reasonably achievable (ALARA), (4) the role of active and passive institutional controls over disposal sites, (5) the role of the inadvertent human intruder in low-level waste disposal, (6) model validation and confidence in model outcomes, and (7) the concept of reasonable assurance of compliance.

Kocher, D.C.

1997-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A retrospective tiered environmental assessment of the Mount Storm Wind Energy Facility, West Virginia,USA  

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Bird and bat fatalities from wind energy projects are an environmental and public concern, with post-construction fatalities sometimes differing from predictions. Siting facilities in this context can be a challenge. In March 2012 the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) released Land-based Wind Energy Guidelines to assess collision fatalities and other potential impacts to species of concern and their habitats to aid in siting and management. The Guidelines recommend a tiered approach for assessing risk to wildlife, including a preliminary site evaluation that may evaluate alternative sites, a site characterization, field studies to document wildlife and habitat and to predict project impacts, post construction studies to estimate impacts, and other post construction studies. We applied the tiered assessment framework to a case study site, the Mount Storm Wind Energy Facility in Grant County, West Virginia, USA, to demonstrate the use of the USFWS assessment approach, to indicate how the use of a tiered assessment framework might have altered outputs of wildlife assessments previously undertaken for the case study site, and to assess benefits of a tiered ecological assessment framework for siting wind energy facilities. The conclusions of this tiered assessment for birds are similar to those of previous environmental assessments for Mount Storm. This assessment found risk to individual migratory tree-roosting bats that was not emphasized in previous preconstruction assessments. Differences compared to previous environmental assessments are more related to knowledge accrued in the past 10 years rather than to the tiered structure of the Guidelines. Benefits of the tiered assessment framework include good communication among stakeholders, clear decision points, a standard assessment trajectory, narrowing the list of species of concern, improving study protocols, promoting consideration of population-level effects, promoting adaptive management through post-construction assessment and mitigation, and sharing information that can be used in other assessments.

Efroymson, Rebecca Ann [ORNL; Day, Robin [No Affiliation; Strickland, M. Dale [Western EcoSystems Technology

2012-11-01T23:59:59.000Z