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Process for separating anthracite coal from impurities  

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A process is described for separating a first mixture including previously mined anthracite coal, klinker-type cinder ash and other refuse consisting of: a. separating the first mixture to produce a refuse portion and a second mixture consisting of anthracite and klinker-type cinder ash, b. reducing the average particle size in the second mixture to a uniform size, c. subjecting the second mixture to a separating magnetic field to produce a klinker-type cinder ash portion and an anthracite coal portion.

Stiller, D.W.; Stiller, A.H.

1985-05-06T23:59:59.000Z

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Anthracite Power & Light | Open Energy Information  

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E-Print Network 3.0 - anthracite coal gasification Sample Search...  

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quickly became popular as a household... like Pittsburgh later became principal markets for bituminous coal, which was cheaper than anthracite... : anthracite,...

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Fine Anthracite Coal Washing Using Spirals  

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The spiral performed well in cleaning the coarse 8 x 16 mesh size fraction, as demonstrated by the Ep ranging from 0.091 to 0.177. This is in line with typical spiral performance. In addition, the presence of the coarser size fraction did not significantly affect spiral performance on the typical 16 x 100 mesh fraction, in which the Ep ranged from 0.144 to 0.250. Changes in solids concentration and flow rate did not show a clear correlation with spiral performance. However, for difficult-to-clean coals with high near-gravity material, such as this anthracite, a single-stage spiral cleaning such a wide size fraction may not be able to achieve the clean coal ash and yield specifications required. In the first place, while the performance of the spiral on the coarse 8 x 16 mesh fraction is good with regard to Ep, the cutpoints (SG50s) are high (1.87 to 1.92), which may result in a clean coal with a higher-than-desired ash content. And second, the combination of the spiral's higher overall cutpoint (1.80) with the high near-gravity anthracite results in significant misplaced material that increases the clean coal ash error. In a case such as this, one solution may be to reclean the clean coal and middlings from the first-stage spiral in a second stage spiral.

R.P. Killmeyer; P.H. Zandhuis; M.V. Ciocco; W. Weldon; T. West; D. Petrunak

2001-05-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Lignin as Both Fuel and Fusing Binder in Briquetted Anthracite Fines for Foundry Coke Substitute.  

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??Lignin that had been extracted from Kraft black liquor was investigated as a fusing binder in briquetted anthracite fines for a foundry coke substitute. Cupola… (more)

Lumadue, Matthew

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Examen `Algebra lineal Enginyeria Quimica. Gener 2003 TEST Temps: 1 hora. Puntuacio: 10 punts.  

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Examen `Algebra lineal Enginyeria Qu´imica. Gener 2003 TEST Temps: 1 hora. Puntuaci´o: 10 punts. 1)]. (e) Cap de les anteriors. 6. Per quants R ´es compatible el seg¨uent sistema lineal? 2 -1 1 0 3 4 producte per escalar habituals, el conjunt de les aplica- cions lineals f : R3 R2 tals que Im f [(2, -1

Casanellas, Marta

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s e c t i o n reinventing energy | white Paper www.generAtinginsights.com  

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Operators (INPO), the World Association of Nuclear Operators (WANO), the Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI90 s e c t i o n reinventing energy | white Paper 2 www.generAtinginsights.com the context of the nuclear Business maturity model (nBmm) The nuclear power industry is one of the most globally sharing

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Influence of the degree of metamorphism and reduction of the anthracites of the Donbas on the properties of the products of their thermal treatment  

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In the reported experiments, the influence of high-temperature treatment on the structure and properties of anthracites of the Donbas of different degrees of metamorphism and reduction has been studied. It has been shown that on thermal treatment up to 1250/degree/C feebly metamorphosed anthracites achieve structural orderedness to a considerable degree and their use in the electrode industry is possible. The predominating influence of the degree of metamorphism of the initial anthracites on the physicochemical properties of the products of their thermal treatment, as compared with that of the degree of reduction, has been established. 5 refs.

Eremin, I.V.; Ivanov, V.P.; Maloletnev, A.S.; Danilova, R.A.

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Combustion of high-sulfur coal and anthracite wastes in a rotary kiln combustor with an advanced internal air distributor  

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Fluid bed combustors have received extensive testing with both high-sulfur coal and anthracite wastes. Rotary kilns are effective and popular devices for waste combustion. The Angelo Rotary Furnace{trademark} has been developed to improve the operation of rotary pyrolyzer/combustor systems through enhanced air distribution, which in this process is defined as staged, swirled combustion air injection. Fourteen of these new furnaces have been installed worldwide. Two units in Thailand, designed for rice hull feed with occasional lignite feed, have been recently started up. An older unit in Pennsylvania is being upgraded with a new, more advanced air distribution system for a series of tests this fall in which inexpensive high-sulfur coal and anthracite wastes will be fired with limestone. The purposes of these tests are to determine the burning characteristics of these two fuels in this system, to discover the Ca/S ratios necessary for operation of a rotary kiln combusting these fuels, and to observe the gas-borne emissions from the furnace. An extensive preliminary design study will be performed on a commercial installation for combustion of anthracite wastes. 14 refs., 5 figs., 1 tab.

Cobb, J.T. Jr. (Pittsburgh Univ., PA (USA)); Ahn, Y.K. (Gilbert/Commonwealth, Inc., Reading, PA (USA)); Angelo, J.F. (Universal Energy International, Inc., Little Rock, AR (USA))

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Hg and Se capture and fly ash carbons from combustion of complex pulverized feed blends mainly of anthracitic coal rank in Spanish power plants  

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In this work, the petrology and chemistry of fly ashes produced in a Spanish power plant from the combustion of complex pulverized feed blends made up of anthracitic/meta-anthracitic coals, petroleum, and natural coke are investigated. It was found that the behavior of fly ash carbons derived from anthracitic coals follows relatively similar patterns to those established for the carbons from the combustion of bituminous coals. Fly ashes were sampled in eight hoppers from two electrostatic precipitator (ESP) rows. The characterization of the raw ashes and their five sieved fractions (from {gt}150 to {lt}25 {mu}m) showed that glassy material, quartz, oxides, and spinels in different proportions are the main inorganic components. As for the organic fraction, the dominant fly ash carbons are anisotropic carbons, mainly unburned carbons derived from anthracitic vitrinite. The concentration of Se and Hg increased in ashes of the second ESP row, this increase being related to the higher proportion of anisotropic unburned carbons, particularly those largely derived from anthracitic vitrinite in the cooler ashes of the ESP (second row) and also related to the decrease in the flue gas temperature. This suggests that the flue gas temperature plays a major role in the concentration of mercury for similar ratios of unburned carbons. It was also found that Hg is highly concentrated in the medium-coarser fractions of the fly ashes ({gt} 45 {mu}m), there being a positive relationship between the amount of these carbons, which are apparently little modified during the combustion process, in the medium-coarse fractions of the ashes and the Hg retention. According to the results obtained, further research on this type of fly ash could be highly productive. 28 refs., 10 figs., 8 tabs.

I. Surez-Ruiz; J.C. Hower; G.A. Thomas [Instituto Nacional del Carbon (INCAR-CSIC), Oviedo (Spain)

2007-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Operation of the NRCh constriction of boilers in 300 MW energy units during combustion of anthracite dust  

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Operation of the furnace constriction of boilers in 300 MW units during combustion of anthracite dust with liquid slag removal now requires special attention on the part of both operating personnel at thermal power plants and designers. The reason behind this is charring of the studs and carborundum mass on the roof portion of the constriction with subsequent exposure of the tubes; external high-temperature corrosion of the tubes on the roof portion and on the upper incline of the constriction with subsequent tapering of the tube walls to 1.5 mm and their breaking; the presence of corrosion-fatigue destruction of the tube walls in the upper incline of the constriction with formation of scale, transverse deep grooves and fissures on the front side of the tubes. Overall, at the present time the constriction is a point of failure that requires intensified control and greater repair costs to replace damaged sections of the heating surfaces. In conjunction with this, complex analysis of operation of the constriction has been carried out.

Kaminskii, V.P.; Mironov, S.N.

1982-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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THE 3R ANTHRACITE CLEAN COAL TECHNOLOGY Economical Conversion of Browncoal to Anthracite Type Clean  

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pac i ties. The 3R An thra cite Clean Coal end prod uct and tech nol ogy may ad van ta geously be in

Edward Someus

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power generAtion College of Rural and Community Development  

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to Power Generation: Maintenance.......4 PGEN F104--Gas and Steam Turbines; Co-Generation and Combined with embedded communication content............(2 ­ 3) * ENGL F212 does not fulfill the second half

Hartman, Chris

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THE 3R ANTHRACITE CLEAN COAL TECHNOLOGY Economical Conversion of Browncoal to Anthracite Type Clean Coal by Low Temperature Carbonization Pre-Treatment Process  

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The pre ven tive pre-treat ment of low grade solid fu els is safer, faster, better, and less costly vs. the “end-of-the-pipe ” post treat ment so lu tions. The “3R ” (Re cy cle-Re duce-Re use) in te grated en vi ron-ment con trol tech nol ogy pro vides pre ven tive pre-treat ment of low grade solid fu els, such as brown coal and con tam i nated solid fu els to achieve high grade cleansed fu els with an thra cite and coke com-pa ra ble qual ity. The goal of the 3R tech nol ogy is to pro vide cost ef fi cient and en vi ron men tally sus-tain able so lu tions by pre ven tive pre-treat ment means for ex tended op er a tions of the solid fuel com-bus tion power plants with ca pac ity up to 300 MWe power ca pac i ties. The 3R An thra cite Clean Coal end prod uct and tech nol ogy may ad van ta geously be in te grated to the oxyfuel – oxy-fir ing, Fos ter Wheeler an thra cite arc-fired util ity type boiler and Heat Pipe Re former tech nol o gies in com bi na tion with CO2 cap ture and stor age pro grams. The 3R tech nol ogy is pat ented orig i nal so lu tion. Ad van tages. Feedstock flex i bil ity: ap pli ca tion of pre-treated multi fu els from wider fuel se lec tion and avail abil ity. Im proved burn ing ef fi ciency. Tech nol ogy flex i bil ity: ef fi cient and ad van ta geous inter-link to proven boiler tech nol o gies, such as oxyfuel and arc-fired boil ers. Near zero pol lut ants for haz ard ous-air-pol lut ants: pre ven tive sep a ra tion of halo gens and heavy met als into small vol ume streams prior uti li za tion of cleansed fu els. ?97 % or ganic sul phur re moval achieved by the 3R ther-

Edward Someus

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E-Print Network 3.0 - abandoned anthracite mines Sample Search...  

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the most likely exposure scenario... to this are Native Americans who live around the uranium mines and personnel who may work around the sites... . In addition, the number of...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - anthracite mines mines Sample Search Results  

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of Land Management over Endangered Species Act violations connected to Grand Canyon uranium mining... of the Arizona 1 uranium mine, located just north of Grand Canyon...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - anthracite Sample Search Results  

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Source: Fusiongnition Research Experiment (FIRE) Collection: Plasma Physics and Fusion 75 Coking properties of perhydrous low-rank vitrains. Influence of pyrolysis conditions...

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NEWS FEATURE NATURE|Vol 436|21 July 2005 that the reactor will probably be able to gener-  

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). Throughout the 1970s, tokamak technology advanced rapidly, leading many to believe on the sidelines, watching helplessly as France and Japan fought over which of them would host the machine -- China, the European Union, Japan, South Korea, Russia and the United States -- could be in place

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s e c t i o n Building the new grid | white Paper www.generAtinginsights.com  

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Smart grid means automation of the electric power grid, and automation often means computerization: In the event of a cyber security threat to the electric power system, what is at stake? The first risk is serious disruption to the electric grid, which the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC

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s e c t i o n Building the new grid | white Paper www.generAtinginsights.com  

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, global policy makers have begun crafting roadmaps to increase energy efficiency and sustainable, "green"; · Energy distribution grids coping with an increasing amount of de-central "green" energy generation, which emissions by increasing the amount of "green" energy generation; · Increase in overall efficiency of energy

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Rice Hull Silica, A Silicon Carbide Precursor For Collagen, Lignin And Silicon Metal Powder Bindered Anthracite Briquettes.  

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??Foundry coke is currently the primary energy source of U.S. iron foundries employing cupolas to produce iron. The availability, cost and environmental impact of this… (more)

Jiles, Allura

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Toronto Telegraph http://www.torontotelegraph.com 10:45 AM Thursday 06 June 2013 Toronto News Breaking Business News Breaking International News Breaking Financial Markets News Gener  

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to help fight child porn, catch cyber thieves | Toronto Researchers develop new search tool to help fight child porn, catch cyber... http://www.torontotelegraph.com/index.php/sid/215016007/scat/03cb86... 1 of 6 a comment... Post to Facebook 0 0 New Researchers develop new search tool to help fight child porn, catch

Fung, Benjamin C. M.

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1 Entomol,,Gener. 1 15(2): 121-125 1 Stuttgart 1990-06 1 ISSN: 0171-8177 1 Courtship, Pheromone Titre and Determination  

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and the wind generated by wing vibration have been shown to be the main factors attracting the Q to the cf

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Evaluation of co-cokes from bituminous coal with vacuum resid or decant oil, and evaluation of anthracites, as precursors to graphite.  

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??Graphite is utilized as a neutron moderator and structural component in some nuclear reactor designs. During the reactor operaction the structure of graphite is damaged… (more)

Nyathi, Mhlwazi

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Reply: Davies et al. (2012), Hydraulic fractures: How far can they go? Richard J. Davies a,*, Gillian R. Foulger a  

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propagating stimulated hydraulic fractures, gener- ated by fracking operations for gas and oil exploitation

Foulger, G. R.

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proteinsSTRUCTURE O FUNCTION O BIOINFORMATICS Docking with PIPER and refinement  

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of near-native structures gener- ated. The interaction potential is also new, based on the DARS (Decoys

Vajda, Sandor

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E-Print Network 3.0 - ar kr xe Sample Search Results  

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1. The mechanism... report an experiment designed to study the trapping of Xe by sublimation - condensation process... of anthracite. This ex- periment allowed us to probe...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - auxiliares del hospital Sample Search Results  

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Medizinische Hochschule Hannover Collection: Biology and Medicine 33 UPC. Enginyeria Quimica. Examen final de Metodes Numerics. 18 de Gener del 2010. Temps: 2 h. Puntuacio: 10...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - arias hans bri Sample Search Results  

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and Information Sciences 6 Calcul Inf. II (Eng. Industrial) Calcul II (Eng. Quimica) Codi: 2180221862 A Temps: 1h. 15min. 17 de gener de 2011 Summary: familia...

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EMBench: Generating Entity-Related Benchmark Data Ekaterini Ioannou1  

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are expected to support. EMBench is fully configurable and allows the dynamic (i.e., on-the-fly) gener- ation

Velegrakis, Yannis

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E-Print Network 3.0 - adaptor domain-mediated auto-catalytic...  

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Summary: optimised techniques to generate adaptor protocols, being given a set of service interfaces involved... the gener- ation and the verification of the adaptor protocols....

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Quantification of black carbon in marine systems using the benzene polycarboxylic acid method: a mechanistic and yield study  

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GC/MS and NMR as 100% anthraquinone. Oxidation of anthracenehas been found to produce anthraquinone (Cho 1995).We hypothesize that the anthraquinone gener- ated was then

Ziolkowski, Lori A; Chamberlin, A.R.; Greaves, John; Druffel, Ellen R.M.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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ITP Mining: Energy and Environmental Profile of the U.S. Mining...  

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1 Combustion Engineering, Combustion-Fossil Power, Chapter 2-7, 1991. Coal 2-1 Energy and Environmental Profile of the U.S. Mining Industry Anthracite - Hard and very...

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on man, nature & air pollution  

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activities, par- ticularly fossil-fuel combustion, are theThe combustion of fossil fuels gener- ates nitrogen oxides (those from incomplete fossil-fuel com- bustion, solvent use,

Finlayson-Pitts, Barbara J

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Highlights Highlights  

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(RFG) at the retail level in re- gions that exceeded the ac- ceptable levels of ozone pollution. Fears of exces- sively high prices and gener- alized supply problems proved undue...

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Distributed Energy Systems in California's Future: A Preliminary Report Volume 2  

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Slightly Less Desirable Solar Process Heat Solar Co-gener~LESS DESIRABLE Solar industrial process heat Solar totalOrga. 'lics) Backup for Solar Grid Process Heat Natural Gas

Balderston, F.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A DERIVATIVE-FREE ALGORITHM FOR THE LEAST-SQUARE ...  

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ship. Lemma 3.5. Under Assumptions 2.2 and 2.3, for any subsequence {xki } gener- ated by the DFLS algorithm ...... Notes in Eco. and Math. Systems 187, 1981.

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Bond graph models of electromechanical systems. The AC generator case  

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. After reviewing electromechanical energy conversion and torque gener- ation, the core element present in any electromechanical system is introduced, and the corresponding electrical and mechanical ports are attached to it. No modulated elements are necessary, since the energy representation

Batlle, Carles

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applying two-photon excitation: Topics by E-print Network  

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of Kansas - KU ScholarWorks Summary: or gener- ate dangerous amounts of hydrogen gas in radioactive waste storage tanks.1 Radiolysis and photolysis experiments pro- vide a window...

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Unharnessing the power of Schrijver's permanental inequality (The ...  

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Jun 16, 2011 ... Zametki 29, 6: 931-938, 957, 1981, (in Russian). [13] L. Gurvits, A proof of hyperbolic van der Waerden conjecture : the right gener- alization is ...

2011-06-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Norman Spinrad Your Majesty; members of the Swedish  

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stills and gener- ating abundant electricity to charge our hydrogen fuel cells, cars and trucks; to power from its own stupidity at the cost of making myself a laughing stock in the process, the only

Cai, Long

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Carbon Vol. 28, Nos. 213. pp. 261-279, 1990 Printed in Great Britain.  

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: carbon formation from catalyzed CO decomposition over iron and from liquid phase coking of hydrocarbons. preparation of carbons via catalytic cracking of CO and coking processes, 2. carbon active sites of concern. In par- ticular. we envisioned gasifying plentiful anthracite coal, with its attendant mineral matter

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Michael Murray, Ph.D. National Wildlife Federation  

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1 Michael Murray, Ph.D. National Wildlife Federation Great Lakes Natural Resource Center Ann Arbor context #12;2 Source: Cassedy and Grossman, Introduction to Energy, 1998 #12;3 Coal Ranks · Anthracite ­ highest rank, high energy content · Bituminous ­ second highest rank, high energy content; typically

O'Donnell, Tom

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Catalysts for coal liquefaction processes  

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Improved catalysts for catalytic solvent refining or hydroliquefaction of non-anthracitic coal at elevated temperatures under hydrogen pressure in a hydrogen donor solvent comprise a combination of zinc or copper, or a compound thereof, and a Group VI or non-ferrous Group VIII metal, or a compound thereof.

Garg, D.

1986-10-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Catalytic coal liquefaction process  

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An improved process for catalytic solvent refining or hydroliquefaction of non-anthracitic coal at elevated temperatures under hydrogen pressure in a solvent comprises using as catalyst a mixture of a 1,2- or 1,4-quinone and an alkaline compound, selected from ammonium, alkali metal, and alkaline earth metal oxides, hydroxides or salts of weak acids. 1 fig.

Garg, D.; Sunder, S.

1986-12-02T23:59:59.000Z

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FLY ASH GENERATION AND UTILIZATION -AN OVERVIEW* Tarun R. Naik, Ph.D., P.E.  

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. The Class F fly ashes are normally generated due to combustion of anthracite or bituminous coal. The Class CFLY ASH GENERATION AND UTILIZATION - AN OVERVIEW* By Tarun R. Naik, Ph.D., P.E. Director, Center GENERATION AND UTILIZATION - AN OVERVIEW By Tarun R. Naik, and Shiw S. Singh ABSTRACT This chapter describes

Wisconsin-Milwaukee, University of

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Potential for Coal-to-Liquids Conversion in the U.S.-Resource Base  

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Potential for Coal-to-Liquids Conversion in the U.S.-Resource Base Gregory D. Croft1 and Tad W that could be used to create mega- scale conversion of coal to liquid transportation fuels. In a separate the multi-Hubbert curve analysis to coal production in the United States, we demonstrate that anthracite

Patzek, Tadeusz W.

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Vitrinite reflectance anisotropy as a tectonic fabric element  

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The anisotropy of the coal maceral vitrinite was analyzed in relation to the tectonic setting of a coal from the Southern Anthracite Field in Pennsylvania. For the coal studied, the maximum-intermediate reflectance plane essentially paralleled the axial plane of the synclinorium (N66/sup 0/E strike, 64/sup 0/SE dip).

Hower, J.C. (Univ. of Kentucky, Lexington); Davis, A.

1981-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Coal liquefaction process using pretreatment with a binary solvent mixture  

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An improved process for thermal solvent refining or hydroliquefaction of non-anthracitic coal at elevated temperatures under hydrogen pressure in a hydrogen donor solvent comprises pretreating the coal with a binary mixture of an aromatic hydrocarbon and an aliphatic alcohol at a temperature below 300.degree. C. before the hydroliquefaction step. This treatment generally increases both conversion of coal and yields of oil.

Miller, Robert N. (Allentown, PA)

1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Catalytic coal liquefaction process  

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An improved process for catalytic solvent refining or hydroliquefaction of non-anthracitic coal at elevated temperatures under hydrogen pressure in a solvent comprises using as catalyst a mixture of a 1,2- or 1,4-quinone and an alkaline compound, selected from ammonium, alkali metal, and alkaline earth metal oxides, hydroxides or salts of weak acids.

Garg, Diwakar (Macungie, PA); Sunder, Swaminathan (Allentown, PA)

1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Catalysts for coal liquefaction processes  

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Improved catalysts for catalytic solvent refining or hydroliquefaction of non-anthracitic coal at elevated temperatures under hydrogen pressure in a hydrogen donor solvent comprise a combination of zinc or copper, or a compound thereof, and a Group VI or non-ferrous Group VIII metal, or a compound thereof.

Garg, Diwakar (Macungie, PA)

1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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FAR AND MIDINFRARED SPECTROSCOPY OF COMPLEX ORGANIC MATTER OF ASTROCHEMICAL INTEREST: COAL, HEAVY PETROLEUM FRACTIONS, AND  

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, HEAVY PETROLEUM FRACTIONS, AND ASPHALTENES Franco Cataldo1,2 , D. A. GarcíaHernández3,4 , Arturo), heavy aromatic fraction (BQ1) and asphaltenes derived from BQ1 were used together with anthracite coal asphaltenes fraction. Particularly interesting is the ability of BQ1 to match the band pattern

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The status of coal briquetting technology in Korea  

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Anthracite is the only indigenous fossil fuel resource produced in Korea and is an important main source of residential fuel. Due to its particular characteristics, the best way to use Korean coal is in the form of briquettes, called {open_quotes}Yontan.{close_quotes} The ability to use this coal as briquettes was a great discovery made nearly 50 years ago and since then, has made a great contribution to the energy consumption of low and middle income households. Korean anthracite in coal briquette form has been used widely for household heating purposes. Collieries in Korea produced no more than one million tons of anthracite annually in the 1960s. Production, however, increased substantially up to about 17 million tons per year in the mid-1970s. In 1986, Korea succeeded in raising its coal production to 24.2 million tons, which was the maximum production level achieved by the Korean coal industrial sector. Since then, anthracite production has fallen. In 1991, coal output dropped to 15.1 million tons, a decrease of 12.2 percent from the 17.2 million tons produced in 1990, due to falling coal demand and rising labor costs. The role of coal as an energy source will be more important in the future to meet projected economic growth in Korea. While the production of indigenous Korean anthracite is expected to decrease under a coal mining rationalization policy, imports of bituminous coal will increase rapidly and will be used as an oil substitute in industry and power generation. In this chapter, general aspects of the Korean coal industry and coal utilization for residential uses, especially the Yontan coal briquetting techniques, are discussed. In addition, coal briquetting technology applications suitable for the APEC region will be presented.

Choi, Woo-Zin

1993-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Possibilities of coke manufacture in nonpollutant conditions  

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The paper presents some possibilities to obtain coke briquettes from anthracite, using as binders petroleum pitch, wheat flour, cement, plaster, ashes from power-plants dried from the electrofilters. Specific thermal post-treatment were proposed for each case, such as: oxidation or heating at low temperatures (under 300 C). As a result the authors obtained coke briquettes to be used in small equipment, with no pollutant pyrogenetic treatment.

Barca, F.; Panaitescu, C.; Vidrighin, C.; Peleanu, I. [Politehnica Univ. Bucharest (Romania); Albastroiu, P. [S.C. ICEM S.A., Bucharest (Romania)

1994-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Coal desulfurization in a rotary kiln combustor. Final report, March 15, 1990--July 31, 1991  

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The purpose of this project was to demonstrate the combustion of coal and coal wastes in a rotary kiln reactor with limestone addition for sulfur control. The rationale for the project was the perception that rotary systems could bring several advantages to combustion of these fuels, and may thus offer an alternative to fluid-bed boilers. Towards this end, an existing wood pyrolysis kiln (the Humphrey Charcoal kiln) was to be suitably refurbished and retrofitted with a specially designed version of a patented air distributor provided by Universal Energy, Inc. (UEI). As the project progressed beyond the initial stages, a number of issues were raised regarding the feasibility and the possible advantages of burning coals in a rotary kiln combustor and, in particular, the suitability of the Humphrey Charcoal kiln as a combustor. Instead, an opportunity arose to conduct combustion tests in the PEDCO Rotary Cascading-Bed Boiler (RCBB) commercial demonstration unit at the North American Rayon CO. (NARCO) in Elizabethton, TN. The tests focused on anthracite culm and had two objectives: (a) determine the feasibility of burning anthracite culms in a rotary kiln boiler and (b) obtain input for any further work involving the Humphrey Charcoal kiln combustor. A number of tests were conducted at the PEDCO unit. The last one was conducted on anthracite culm procured directly from the feed bin of a commercial circulating fluid-bed boiler. The results were disappointing; it was difficult to maintain sustained combustion even when large quantities of supplemental fuel were used. Combustion efficiency was poor, around 60 percent. The results suggest that the rotary kiln boiler, as designed, is ill-suited with respect to low-grade, hard to burn solid fuels, such as anthracite culm. Indeed, data from combustion of bituminous coal in the PEDCO unit suggest that with respect to coal in general, the rotary kiln boiler appears inferior to the circulating fluid bed boiler.

Cobb, J.T. Jr.

1992-09-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Coal desulfurization in a rotary kiln combustor  

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The purpose of this project was to demonstrate the combustion of coal and coal wastes in a rotary kiln reactor with limestone addition for sulfur control. The rationale for the project was the perception that rotary systems could bring several advantages to combustion of these fuels, and may thus offer an alternative to fluid-bed boilers. Towards this end, an existing wood pyrolysis kiln (the Humphrey Charcoal kiln) was to be suitably refurbished and retrofitted with a specially designed version of a patented air distributor provided by Universal Energy, Inc. (UEI). As the project progressed beyond the initial stages, a number of issues were raised regarding the feasibility and the possible advantages of burning coals in a rotary kiln combustor and, in particular, the suitability of the Humphrey Charcoal kiln as a combustor. Instead, an opportunity arose to conduct combustion tests in the PEDCO Rotary Cascading-Bed Boiler (RCBB) commercial demonstration unit at the North American Rayon CO. (NARCO) in Elizabethton, TN. The tests focused on anthracite culm and had two objectives: (a) determine the feasibility of burning anthracite culms in a rotary kiln boiler and (b) obtain input for any further work involving the Humphrey Charcoal kiln combustor. A number of tests were conducted at the PEDCO unit. The last one was conducted on anthracite culm procured directly from the feed bin of a commercial circulating fluid-bed boiler. The results were disappointing; it was difficult to maintain sustained combustion even when large quantities of supplemental fuel were used. Combustion efficiency was poor, around 60 percent. The results suggest that the rotary kiln boiler, as designed, is ill-suited with respect to low-grade, hard to burn solid fuels, such as anthracite culm. Indeed, data from combustion of bituminous coal in the PEDCO unit suggest that with respect to coal in general, the rotary kiln boiler appears inferior to the circulating fluid bed boiler.

Cobb, J.T. Jr.

1992-09-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Coal liquefaction process using pretreatment with a binary solvent mixture  

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An improved process for thermal solvent refining or hydroliquefaction of non-anthracitic coal at elevated temperatures under hydrogen pressure in a hydrogen donor solvent comprises pretreating the coal with a binary mixture of an aromatic hydrocarbon and an aliphatic alcohol at a temperature below 300 C before the hydroliquefaction step. This treatment generally increases both conversion of coal and yields of oil. 1 fig.

Miller, R.N.

1986-10-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Antigua and Barbuda: Energy Resources | Open Energy Information  

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AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Office of InspectorConcentrating SolarElectricEnergyCT Biomass Facility Jumpvolcanic region, California |AnthraciteJump

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hal-00193955,version1-5Dec2007 Submitted to the Annals of Statistics  

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(for instance univariate or multivari- ate GARCH, ARCH, ARMA-GARCH processes) the assumptions required; Asymptotic normality; Multidimensional causal processes; Multivariate GARCH processes 1 hal-00193955,version1 GARCH(q, q) de- fined by Engle and Kroner [13], see also Bollerslev [4]. Their natural gener- alization

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University of Illinois Department of Economics Econ 472 Fall 2001  

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Perrelli Introduction to ARCH & GARCH models Recent developments in financial econometrics suggest the use) proposed a Gener- alized Autorregressive Conditional Heteroskedasticity (GARCH) model, 2 t = + (L)2 t-1) and GARCH processes: a GARCH (p, q) has a polynomial (L) of order "p" - the autorregressive term

Chen, Yiling

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The application of clustering to Web search engine tech-nology is a novel approach that offers structure to the  

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by the search. Similar to Vivisimo, Clusterizer technology gener- ates clusters in real time and uses a cluster environments is not well understood. This article reports on results from a transaction log analysis of Vivisimo.com, which is a Web meta-search engine that dynamically clusters users' search results

Jansen, James

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Scenario-Based Fault-Tolerant Model Predictive Control for Diesel-Electric Marine Power Plant  

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Scenario-Based Fault-Tolerant Model Predictive Control for Diesel-Electric Marine Power Plant where diesel gener- ator sets (a diesel engine connected to a generator) produce electrical power, which Email: torstein.bo@itk.ntnu.no, tor.arne.johansen@itk.ntnu.no Abstract--Diesel-electric propulsion

Johansen, Tor Arne

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How to Make Specialists NOT Specialised in TAC Market Design Competition?  

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clearing policies in order to make transactions. An annual Trading Agent Competition (TAC) Market Design, gener- ate more transactions and therefore create more profit for both traders and the market makerHow to Make Specialists NOT Specialised in TAC Market Design Competition? Behaviour-based Mechanism

Zhang, Dongmo

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MODELLING OF A NONLINEAR MULTIVARIABLE BOILER PLANT USING HAMMERSTEIN MODEL, A NONPARAMETRIC APPROACH  

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MODELLING OF A NONLINEAR MULTIVARIABLE BOILER PLANT USING HAMMERSTEIN MODEL, A NONPARAMETRIC mathematically and prac- tically tractable. Boilers are industrial units, which are used for gener- ating steam of fuel. Boiler operation is a complex operation in which hot water must be delivered to a turbine

Al-Duwaish, Hussain N.

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Inside this edition Cyberinfrastructure and the Brave  

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phones, mp3 players, PDAs and other mobile devices as technology. Net Geners have never known a world are realizing that the pedagogies of the past are no longer appropriate for students of the present. Technology been hardwired by their technology- rich environments. If we as professors are to reach this generation

de Lijser, Peter

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Redox Shuttles DOI: 10.1002/anie.201002181  

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(dicarbollide) Redox Shuttles in Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells** Alexander M. Spokoyny, Tina C. Li, Omar K. Farha, Charles* Dye-sensitized solar cells (DSCs) are potential next-gener- ation solar electricity sources since molecular dyes to increase light absorption,[3] evaluation of alternative semiconducting photoanodes

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Microwave Characterization of Josephson Junction Arrays: Implementing a Low Loss Superinductance  

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the simplest case of a dissipationless LC oscillator, where the charge Q on the capacitor plates and the gener and capacitors, the characteristic impedance of the oscillator Z0 cannot exceed the vacuum impedance Zvac at DC, and extremely low dissipation. These attributes define the so-called ``super- inductance'' [4

Devoret, Michel H.

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Study of the ArBr-, AC, and Krl-anions and the corresponding neutral van der Waals complexes by anion zero electron kinetic energy  

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rotational transitions. From our data, we construct the potential energy curve for each neutral state as well energy functions between open and closed shell species or between neutrals and ions are gener- ally muchStudy of the ArBr-, AC, and Krl- anions and the corresponding neutral van der Waals complexes

Neumark, Daniel M.

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Simple phase bias for superconducting circuits J. B. Majer,a)  

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in superconducting electronics.5 junctions have been developed with d-wave superconductors6 and with superconductor and the flux LGI gener- ated by the current, where LG is the geometrical inductance of the ring. The fluxoid quantization condition8 yields 2 0 2 n 2 n f 1 , 3 where n is the integer fluxoid number and LG /LK the ratio

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A Model and Approach for Optimal Power Systems Planning and Investment  

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amounts of energy from wind and solar generators, batteries, and demand- side market participants. Some incorporates the detailed gener- ator, topology and operational aspects found in production cost planning expected benefits, while also representing generic generation expansions under the same objective

Oren, Shmuel S.

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[The Journal of Geology, 2002, volume 110, p. 649669] 2002 by The University of Chicago. All rights reserved. 0022-1376/2002/11006-0002$15.00 Ireteba Pluton, Eldorado Mountains, Nevada: Late, Deep-Source,  

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but with a less mature component as well: either Jurassic igneous rock, as suggested by sparse 150­170 Ma zircon Strongly peraluminous granitoid rocks are gener- ally interpreted to have been derived from mature the western margin of North Amer- ica. The importance of chemically mature sedi- mentary source material

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74th OREGON LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY--2007 Regular Session Senate Bill 1054  

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by electric companies. Pro- vides that first $5 million collected annually be used by Department of Education. Whereas wave energy is a renewable power source with a great potential to reduce our de- pendence on oil and gener- ation; and Whereas the technology for harnessing wave energy is rapidly evolving in many

Wright, Dawn Jeannine

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MATH 101A: ALGEBRA I PART B: RINGS AND MODULES 35 9. Modules over a PID  

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MATH 101A: ALGEBRA I PART B: RINGS AND MODULES 35 9. Modules over a PID This week we are proving the fundamental theorem for finitely gener- ated modules over a PID, namely that they are all direct sums in correct logical order. 9.1. torsion and torsion-free. Suppose that R is a PID and M is a finitely

Igusa, Kiyoshi

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A Web Site Navigation Engine Mark Levene  

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A Web Site Navigation Engine Mark Levene Department of Computer Science Birkbeck College site-specific search engines is that they are not able to pick up the "scent of information" [5 is looking for. Moreover, Hearst [2] argues that next gener- ation site-specific search engines should

Levene, Mark

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Oceanography Vol.19, No. 4, Dec. 2006104 the Subduction  

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and Technology Center, Yokosuka, Japan. Robert J. Stern (rjstern@utdallas.edu) is Professor, Department, leading to gener- ation of chemically distinct arc magmas that differentiate, solidify, and produce Director, Geochemical Evolution, Institute for Frontier Research on Earth Evolution, Japan Marine Science

Stern, Robert J.

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Signal Processing 81 (2001) 24032418 www.elsevier.com/locate/sigpro  

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Signal Processing 81 (2001) 2403­2418 www.elsevier.com/locate/sigpro Speech enhancement for non controlled recursive averaging (MCRA) noise estimation approach for robust speech enhancement. The spectral. Introduction A practical speech enhancement system gener- ally consists of two major components: the estima

Cohen, Israel

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2005 Conference on Information Sciences and Systems, The Johns Hopkins University, March 1618, 2005 Maximizing the Lifetime of Sensor Network Using  

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Energy Yunxia Chen and Qing Zhao Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering University and the average wasted energy, we propose a new distributed transmission scheme which utilizes the local sensors, each powered by a battery with Ein initial energy. Without loss of gener- ality, we assume

Islam, M. Saif

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Why Steiner-tree type algorithms work for community detection Mung Chiang Henry Lam Zhenming Liu Vincent Poor  

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design an ef- ficient algorithm for recovering most mem- bers in S with well-controlled false positive overhead, by utilizing the network structure for a large family of "homogeneous" gener- ative models., 2011). This line of problems have been extensively stud- ied. In this paper, we shall revisit

Lam, Henry

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Low-Emittance Electron Bunches from a Laser-Plasma Accelerator Measured using Single-Shot X-Ray Spectroscopy  

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Low-Emittance Electron Bunches from a Laser-Plasma Accelerator Measured using Single-Shot X-Ray,8], x-ray [9­11], and -ray radiation [12,13]. The electron density wave gener- ated by an intense laser manuscript received 15 February 2012; published 10 August 2012) X-ray spectroscopy is used to obtain single

Geddes, Cameron Guy Robinson

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Evidence of blocking with geometric cues in a virtual Edward S. Redhead a,*, Derek A. Hamilton b  

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. Hamilton b a School of Psychology, University of Southampton, Highfield, Southampton SO17 1BJ, UK b. Several experiments using both human (e.g., Chamizo, Aznar-Casanova, & Artigas, 2003; Redhead & Hamilton.elsevier.com/locate/l&m #12;and Hamilton (2007) asked human participants to approach a visible platform in a computer gener

Hamilton, Derek

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It was a hot summer night in New York in 1894, and the reporter had decided that it was time to meet the Wizard.  

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- ventor, Nikola Tesla. His name was on everyone's lips: "Every scientist knows his work and every foolish without prior written permission of the publisher. #12;Dinner at Delmonico's © 3 Nikola Tesla is almost to gener- ate electricity at the new plant under construction at Niagara Falls, but Tesla had taken 250

Rowley, Clarence W.

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Sun's Network File System (NFS) One of the first uses of distributed client/server computing was  

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34 Sun's Network File System (NFS) One of the first uses of distributed client/server computing of data across clients. Thus, if 1 #12;2 SUN'S NETWORK FILE SYSTEM (NFS) you access a file on one machine-DUSSEAU #12;SUN'S NETWORK FILE SYSTEM (NFS) 3 even; in the best such case, no network traffic need be gener

Sheridan, Jennifer

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Autonomous Thermal Control System Omid Ardakanian  

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18-24% of all energy usage. Building energy management can reduce both its operating costs and its- and middle-income countries, energy is mostly gener- ated from fossil fuel, directly contributing to global system in terms of energy efficiency. 1. Introduction Energy consumption of residential and commercial

Waterloo, University of

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NUCLEOTIDE SUBSTITUTIONS AND THE EVOLUTION OF DUPLICATE GENES  

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167 NUCLEOTIDE SUBSTITUTIONS AND THE EVOLUTION OF DUPLICATE GENES JOHN S. CONERY Computational to gener- ate a corresponding alignment of the underlying nucleotide sequences and perform a codon by codon comparison of the nucleotides. Observed numbers of nucleotide substitutions can be used to make inferences

Oregon, University of

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ect an Activi T 160.01 -L  

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, trip pla y in Yosemit T 160.05 ­ W velop person men, through men. g Mor ke a RP ity or Gener Lake into Y UCATION egment III) S; Segment s in lake and y and trip pla in small boa covery. ngs. Topics

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IEEE COMMUNICATIONS LETTERS, TO APPEAR 1 Soft-Decision COVQ for Turbo-Coded AWGN  

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IEEE COMMUNICATIONS LETTERS, TO APPEAR 1 Soft-Decision COVQ for Turbo-Coded AWGN and Rayleigh-decision channel-optimized vec- tor quantization (COVQ) scheme for Turbo-coded additive white Gaussian noise (AWGN) and Rayleigh fading chan- nels is proposed. The log likelihood ratio (LLR) gener- ated by the Turbo decoder

Linder, Tamás

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DOI: 10.1002/cssc.200800087 Oriented Nanostructures for Energy Conversion and  

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from oil (35%), coal (23%), and natural gas (21%), which gives a total of around 80% from fossil fuels to 46 TW by the end of the century. At the same time, the oil production that is now the dominant energy gener- ated in the United States,[3] and it is believed that there is an abundant coal reserve

Cao, Guozhong

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Supercritical carbon dioxide pretreatment of corn stover and switchgrass for lignocellulosic ethanol production  

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ethanol production Naveen Narayanaswamy a , Ahmed Faik b , Douglas J. Goetz a , Tingyue Gu a, a Department). Increased demand in biofuels cannot be met by the use of corn and sugarcane. In the US, corn ethanol has in and Liska, 2007). The production of lignocellulosic ethanol from biomass gener- ally involves four major

Gu, Tingyue

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Minimalist Representations and the Importance of Nearest Neighbor Effects in Protein Folding Simulations  

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Minimalist Representations and the Importance of Nearest Neighbor Effects in Protein Folding First principle models of protein folding gener- ally are preferred over statistical approaches because a knowledge-based approach and a more funda- mental methodology. Our present focus is on whether protein

Berry, R. Stephen

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Speeding up protein folding: mutations that increase the rate at which Rop folds and unfolds by over four orders of magnitude  

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Speeding up protein folding: mutations that increase the rate at which Rop folds and unfolds. Introduction When a protein folds, the backbone and sidechain atoms organize from the extensive number protein folding usually occurs on the order of milliseconds to seconds, it is gener- ally accepted

Mochrie, Simon

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The Minimum Constraint Removal Problem with Three Robotics Applications  

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The Minimum Constraint Removal Problem with Three Robotics Applications Kris Hauser September 13 strategies. It is demonstrated on three example applications: gener- ating human-interpretable excuses, then they provide no explanation for the failure. For several applications, it would be useful for planners

Indiana University

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2006 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics  

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energy with each other. The time-domain passivity controller has the landing force as input and controls studies in walking trajectory gener- ation [7],[8] and online (real-time) balance control [9],[10] during Engineering, Korea University of Technology and Education, Cheoan-city, 330-708, Republic of Korea j hryu

Ryu, Jee-Hwan

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Original Article Initial Effects of Woody Biomass Removal  

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to government mandates and incentives for gener- ating alternatives to fossil fuels. For example, the Renewable renewable sources by certain dates (U.S. Department of Energy 2011). Biofuels may address concerns Fuels Standards mandates that 36 billion gallons of renew- able fuels be blended into liquid

Chalcraft, David R.

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U N I V E R S I T Y O F A L A S K A F A I R B A N K S Admissions and the Registrar P.O. Box 757480 Fairbanks, AK 99775-7480 admissions@uaf.edu www.uaf.edu  

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absorption spectrometer, UV-VIS di- ode array spectrometers, two gas chromatographs interfaced with mass and analytical chemistry, and biochemistry. Undergraduate research leading to publications is strongly encouraged working on advanced topics that are gener- ally outside of the scope of an undergraduate curriculum. See

Ickert-Bond, Steffi

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INTRODUCTION The power industry is at the dawn of a new era  

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that there may be almost 81 percent drop in output power over the span of just five minutes in a solar photoINTRODUCTION The power industry is at the dawn of a new era of transformation, triggered witnessed an increasing focus on the next gener- ation power grid from both industry and research. The goals

Shihada, Basem

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Boosting with Incomplete Information Gholamreza Haffari1  

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Fraser University, Canada 2 Wright State University, USA 3 Yahoo! Inc. USA Abstract In real-world machine.SFU.CA Shaojun Wang2 SHAOJUN.WANG@WRIGHT.EDU Greg Mori1 MORI@CS.SFU.CA Feng Jiao3 FENGJIAO@YAHOO-INC.COM 1 Simon information is a very important and realistic task. Excluding popular EM algorithms for gener- ative models

Wang, Shaojun

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Exploring the Effects of Lamarckian and Baldwinian Learning in Evolving Recurrent Neural Networks  

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­ winian learning mechanism''. discuss the results of the simulations. Finally, we conclude our findings1 Exploring the Effects of Lamarckian and Baldwinian Learning in Evolving Recurrent Neural Networks solution. In order to reduce the number of gener­ ations taken, the Lamarckian learning mechanism

Mak, Man-Wai

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APPLIED AND ENVIRONMENTAL MICROBIOLOGY, June 2009, p. 36733678 Vol. 75, No. 11 0099-2240/09/$08.00 0 doi:10.1128/AEM.02600-08  

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Geobacter sulfurreducens to gener- ate electricity in an MFC fed with cellulose. Analysis of the anode. Simultaneous Cellulose Degradation and Electricity Production by Enterobacter cloacae in a Microbial Fuel Cell/Accepted 25 March 2009 Electricity can be directly generated by bacteria in microbial fuel cells (MFCs

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EMILI GARCA-BERTHOU Departament de Cincies Ambientals and Institut d'Ecologia Aqutica, Universitat de Girona,  

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, Centrarchidae, fish, Lake Banyoles, Spain Abstract The ecology of largemouth bass (Micropterus salmoides) is one of the fish assemblage. A review of the literature suggests that piscivory by largemouth bass might be gener-of-the-year (YOY) bass prey on zooplankton, typically shifting to insects as they grow and then to fish very early

García-Berthou, Emili

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Conducting Cybersecurity Research Legally and Ethically Aaron J. Burstein  

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Conducting Cybersecurity Research Legally and Ethically Aaron J. Burstein University of California cybersecurity are not outright prohibitions but rather the difficulty of determining which of a large set by explaining the areas of law that are most gener- ally applicable to cybersecurity researchers and offering

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FIRST-ORDER DEFINITIONS IN FUNCTION FIELDS OVER ANTI-MORDELLIC FIELDS  

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. A function #12;eld over k is a #12;nitely generated extension K of k with trdeg(Kjk) > 0. De#12;nition 1 AND FLORIAN POP Theorem 1.8. Let k be a 2-cohomologically well behaved #12;eld. Let Kjk be a #12;nitely gener

Pop, Florian

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THE GROWTH OF LIMITS OF VERTEX REPLACEMENT RULES  

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THE GROWTH OF LIMITS OF VERTEX REPLACEMENT RULES JOSEPH PREVITE, MICHELLE PREVITE, AND MARY a vertex replacement rule given by exactly one replacement graph generates an infinite graph for the growth degree of infinite graphs with polynomial growth that are gener- ated by vertex replacement rules

Previte, Joseph P.

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Reducing 68Ge Background in Dark Matter Experiments  

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Experimental searches for dark matter include experiments with sub-0.5 keV-energy threshold high purity germanium detectors. Experimental efforts, in partnership with the CoGeNT Collaboration operating at the Soudan Underground Laboratory, are focusing on energy threshold reduction via noise abatement, reduction of backgrounds from cosmic ray generated isotopes, and ubiquitous environmental radioactive sources. The most significant cosmic ray produced radionuclide is 68Ge. This paper evaluates reducing this background by freshly mining and processing germanium ore. The most probable outcome is a reduction of the background by a factor of two, and at most a factor of four. A very cost effective alternative is to obtain processed Ge as soon as possible and store it underground for 18 months.

Kouzes, Richard T.; Orrell, John L.

2011-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Elimination of Steam Traps  

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claims and misinformation gener ated by over thirty-six steam trap manufacturers in the United States alone. A PARTIAL LIST OF STEAM TRAP MANUFACTURERS AAF GESTRA ANDERSON HIROSS ARMSTRONG HOFFMAN BARNES &JONES HONEYWELL BRAUKMANN BESTOBELL... removal had been devised and these same methods, with minor variations, are employed today. The inverted bucket trap was in vented in 1910 by Otto Arner, a friend of Adam Armstrong. Armstrong began his business career by making bicycle spokes...

Dickman, F.

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Superheat Control: A Hybrid Approach  

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temperature. This is generally referred to as 5°C (9°F) of superheat. The metering of refrigerant in air conditioning, refrigeration, or heat-pump systems is gener- ally achieved by a number of different valve types, which vary in expense and design sophistica.... The proposed valve has the potential for widespread use throughout the air-conditioning, refrigeration, and heat-pump industry as an alternative to other actively controlled valves, while preserving sufficient flexibility to allow for passive flow control...

Elliot, M.S.; Rasmussen, B.P.; Walton, Z.; Bolding, B.

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Universidad de Puerto Rico Recinto de Mayagez  

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. Este sismo generó una secuencia de réplicas para la cual la RSPR ha localizado un total de 72 temblores Información detallada sobre los sismos que ocurrieron en este mes. Informe especial de campo de Guayama 2007 de Italia Informe sísmico para el mes de abril de 2009 Información detallada sobre los sismos que

Gilbes, Fernando

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MAE 4263 Vapor Power Systems Problem 2-17  

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.6 BTU/lbm thermal $ wnet P qboiler = 0.4794 = 48% Combining the boiler efficiency of 87%, the cycle efficiency of 48%, the gener- ator efficiency of 90%, and the plant auxiliaries at 8%, the gross station efficiency is = 0.87 × 0.4794 × 0.90 × 0.92 = 0.3453 and the net station heat rate is HR = 3412 0

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Create a Consortium and Develop Premium Carbon Products from Coal  

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The objective of these projects was to investigate alternative technologies for non-fuel uses of coal. Special emphasis was placed on developing premium carbon products from coal-derived feedstocks. A total of 14 projects, which are the 2003 Research Projects, are reported herein. These projects were categorized into three overall objectives. They are: (1) To explore new applications for the use of anthracite in order to improve its marketability; (2) To effectively minimize environmental damage caused by mercury emissions, CO{sub 2} emissions, and coal impounds; and (3) To continue to increase our understanding of coal properties and establish coal usage in non-fuel industries. Research was completed in laboratories throughout the United States. Most research was performed on a bench-scale level with the intent of scaling up if preliminary tests proved successful. These projects resulted in many potential applications for coal-derived feedstocks. These include: (1) Use of anthracite as a sorbent to capture CO{sub 2} emissions; (2) Use of anthracite-based carbon as a catalyst; (3) Use of processed anthracite in carbon electrodes and carbon black; (4) Use of raw coal refuse for producing activated carbon; (5) Reusable PACs to recycle captured mercury; (6) Use of combustion and gasification chars to capture mercury from coal-fired power plants; (7) Development of a synthetic coal tar enamel; (8) Use of alternative binder pitches in aluminum anodes; (9) Use of Solvent Extracted Carbon Ore (SECO) to fuel a carbon fuel cell; (10) Production of a low cost coal-derived turbostratic carbon powder for structural applications; (11) Production of high-value carbon fibers and foams via the co-processing of a low-cost coal extract pitch with well-dispersed carbon nanotubes; (12) Use of carbon from fly ash as metallurgical carbon; (13) Production of bulk carbon fiber for concrete reinforcement; and (14) Characterizing coal solvent extraction processes. Although some of the projects funded did not meet their original goals, the overall objectives of the CPCPC were completed as many new applications for coal-derived feedstocks have been researched. Future research in many of these areas is necessary before implementation into industry.

Frank Rusinko; John Andresen; Jennifer E. Hill; Harold H. Schobert; Bruce G. Miller

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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EIS-0357- Gilberton Coal-to-Clean Fuels and Power Project in Giberton, PA  

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This Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) assesses the potential environmental impacts that would result from a proposed Department of Energy (DOE) action to provide cost-shared funding for construction and operation of facilities near Gilberton, Pennsylvania, which have been proposed by WMPI PTY, LLC, for producing electricity, steam, and liquid fuels from anthracite coal waste (culm). The project was selected by DOE under the Clean Coal Power Initiative (CCPI) to demonstrate the integration of coal waste gasification and Fischer-Tropsch (F-T) synthesis of liquid hydrocarbon fuels at commercial scale.

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C/H{sub 2}O reaction under supercritical conditions and their repercussions in the preparation of activated carbon  

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Two chars prepared by carbonization of oak wood and anthracite were used to perform a comparative study of the gasification with supercritical water (SCW) and with steam. This work reports the effects of the type of char, the activating agent, temperature, flow rate, and particle size employed on the kinetics, mechanism of reaction, and the characteristics of the activated carbons obtained. The results show that the reactivity of the two chars is much higher with SCW than with steam. Although this increase can be explained in terms of the greater penetration of SCW and diffusional effects in the pore structure of the chars, some aspects suggest a possible change in the mechanism of reaction favored by the formation of clusters in SCW. The evolution of porosity was also found to differ when the char was gasified with SCW and with steam, being governed strongly by the starting material. When the oak char was activated with SCW, the smallest microporosity was broadened from the very first moments due to its very open pore structure, providing carbons with larger micropores and some mesoporosity. In contrast, in the case of the anthracite char, with a narrower pore structure, the evolution of the porosity was slower and less uniform, favoring external gasification of the particle. Accordingly, the carbons had a broader distribution of micropores, and mesoporosity was scarce.

Salvador, F.; Senchez-Montero, M.J.; Izquierdo, C. [University of Salamanca, Salamanca (Spain)

2007-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Excitation-energy dependence of the mechanism for two-photon ionization of liquid H2O and D2O from 8.3to12.4eV  

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or gener- ate dangerous amounts of hydrogen gas in radioactive waste storage tanks.1 Radiolysis and photolysis experiments pro- vide a window on the underlying chemistry in such systems by revealing information about the important reactions that occur... following ionization in a controlled environment. Each ionization event produces a hydroxyl radical, a hydronium ion, and a solvated electron within the first few picoseconds, as in the case of two-photon ionization. H2O#1;aq#2; + 2h#2;? OH#1;aq#2; + H3O #1...

Elles, Christopher G.; Jailaubekov, Askat E.; Crowell, Robert A.; Bradforth, Stephen E.

2006-07-28T23:59:59.000Z

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A study of the Antilles Current using moored current meter arrays  

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characteristics of the Savcnius rotor have been reported previously by Gaul (1962). The output from the current meter is a ro11 of 16 mm photographic film containing current direction and speed data, data on case inclination, and timing pulses. An example... the summer npeia ions, wind directions and speeds were typical for this subtropical latitude being gener;illy out of the east at Table 2. Mooring nositioning data. oorlpg; I I IFix No. !:Date, " Time I !I, " L'ST :I ~L*'- 0. ! I ILongitude Il...

Maloney, William Everett

1967-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Information Effects in Valuation of Electricity and Water Service Attributes Using Contingent Valuation  

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and duration of power outages had a highly signi?cant negative impact on WTP. Willingness to pay for water attributes has mostly been analysed in devel- oping countries, mainly in Latin America and Asia. Casey et. al. (2005) use a CVM survey in the Amazon Basin... . In addition, the electricity industry will face the challenge of signi?cantly increasing the share of renewable energy in electricity gener- ation in order to meet the EU and government?s target of generating 20 per cent of energy from renewables by 2020...

Akcura, Elcin

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Process for solvent refining of coal using a denitrogenated and dephenolated solvent  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A process is disclosed for the solvent refining of non-anthracitic coal at elevated temperatures and pressure in a hydrogen atmosphere using a hydrocarbon solvent which before being recycled in the solvent refining process is subjected to chemical treatment to extract substantially all nitrogenous and phenolic constituents from the solvent so as to improve the conversion of coal and the production of oil in the solvent refining process. The solvent refining process can be either thermal or catalytic. The extraction of nitrogenous compounds can be performed by acid contact such as hydrogen chloride or fluoride treatment, while phenolic extraction can be performed by caustic contact or contact with a mixture of silica and alumina.

Garg, Diwakar (Macungie, PA); Givens, Edwin N. (Bethlehem, PA); Schweighardt, Frank K. (Allentown, PA)

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A study of the volatile matter of coal as a function of the heating rate  

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A study of the volatile matter yields as a function of the heating rate was conducted. A suite of 21 coal and coke samples varying in rank from anthracitic to lignitic and heating rates from 10{degrees}C/min to about 450{degrees}C/min were used in the study. Heating rates up to 60{degrees}C per minute, which are typically used in ASTM Test Method 5142 (instrumental Proximate Analysis), were achieved in a macro thermogravimetric analysis (TGA) system. Heating rates of 50-200{degrees}C/min were obtained in a micro TGA system. All measurements were made in a nitrogen atmosphere. The results of the study illustrate the dependence of the volatile matter yield on the heating rate. For most coals and cokes the optimum heating rate for determining volatile matter values that agree with those obtained by ASTM Method D 3175 appears to be in the 100-150{degrees}C range.

Yanes, E.; Wilhite, D.; Riley, J.M. Jr. [Western Kentucky Univ., Bowling Green, KY (United States)] [and others

1996-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

116

Enhancement of pulverized coal combustion by plasma technology  

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Plasma-assisted pulverized coal combustion is a promising technology for thermal power plants (TPP). This article reports one- and three- dimensional numerical simulations, as well as laboratory and industrial measurements of coal combustion using a plasma-fuel system (PFS). The chemical kinetic and fluid mechanics involved in this technology are analysed. The results show that a PFS, can be used to promote early ignition and enhanced stabilization of a pulverized coal flame. It is shown that this technology, in addition to enhancing the combustion efficiency of the flame, reduces harmful emissions from power coals of all ranks (brown, bituminous, anthracite and their mixtures). Data summarising the experience of 27 pulverized coal boilers in 16 thermal power plants in several countries (Russia, Kazakhstan, Korea, Ukraine, Slovakia, Mongolia and China), embracing steam productivities from 75 to 670 tons per hour (TPH), are presented. Finally, the practical computation of the characteristics of the PFS, as function of coal properties, is discussed.

Gorokhovski, M.A.; Jankoski, Z.; Lockwood, F.C.; Karpenko, E.I.; Messerle, V.E.; Ustimenko, A.B. [University of Rouen, Rouen (France)

2007-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Applications and experiences with super duplex stainless steel in wet FGD scrubber systems  

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The paper presents the properties of the author`s company`s proprietary super duplex stainless steel. Work is presented showing the development of a more realistic laboratory solution representing typical limestone slurries found in real flue gas desulfurization (FGD) systems. The importance of additions of metal ions such as Fe{sup 3+} and Mn{sup 2+} as well as partially oxidized sulfur species is demonstrated. Results are presented comparing the crevice corrosion resistance of super duplex stainless steel in these slurries with other commonly used wrought and cast stainless steels, for both simulated anthracite and lignite type slurries. Data from loop tests on the erosion resistance of a range of alloys in simulated FGD slurries is presented. The results clearly show the superior resistance of super duplex stainless steel to both crevice corrosion and erosion in FGD slurries. Finally the experiences in UK FGD systems with both cast and wrought super duplex stainless steel are presented.

Francis, R.; Byrne, G.; Warburton, G.; Hebdon, S. [Weir Materials Ltd., Manchester (United Kingdom)

1998-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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The relationship between the thermoplastic behavior of blends and their component coals  

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The thermoplastic behaviors of a number of coking coal blends were measured using proton magnetic resonance thermal analysis (PMRTA) to determine to what extent they were affected by interactions between the component coals. Most blends showed evidence that at temperatures near their temperatures of maximum fluidity the extent to which they fused was different to that expected if the coals did not interact. Only blends of coking coals of different rank fused to a greater extent than expected in the absence of interactions. Semi-anthracite, low rank coals and charcoal reduced the extent of fusion of coking coals to values below those expected if they were acting as inert diluents. These interactions are interpreted as being mediated by transfer of volatile material between the coals on heating.

Sakurovs, R.

1999-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of biological coal gasification (MicGAS process). Final report, May 1, 1990--May 31, 1995  

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ARCTECH has developed a novel process (MicGAS) for direct, anaerobic biomethanation of coals. Biomethanation potential of coals of different ranks (Anthracite, bitumious, sub-bitumious, and lignites of different types), by various microbial consortia, was investigated. Studies on biogasification of Texas Lignite (TxL) were conducted with a proprietary microbial consortium, Mic-1, isolated from hind guts of soil eating termites (Zootermopsis and Nasutitermes sp.) and further improved at ARCTECH. Various microbial populations of the Mic-1 consortium carry out the multi-step MicGAS Process. First, the primary coal degraders, or hydrolytic microbes, degrade the coal to high molecular weight (MW) compounds. Then acedogens ferment the high MW compounds to low MW volatile fatty acids. The volatile fatty acids are converted to acetate by acetogens, and the methanogens complete the biomethanation by converting acetate and CO{sub 2} to methane.

NONE

1998-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Determination of the effect of different additives in coking blends using a combination of in situ high-temperature {sup 1}H NMR and rheometry  

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High-temperature {sup 1}H NMR and rheometry measurements were carried out on 4:1 wt/wt blends of a medium volatile bituminous coal with two anthracites, two petroleum cokes, charcoal, wood, a low-temperature coke breeze, tyre crumb, and active carbon to determine the effects on fluidity development to identify the parameters responsible for these effects during pyrolysis and to study possible relationships among the parameters derived from these techniques. Positive, negative, and neutral effects were identified on the concentration of fluid material. Small positive effects (ca. 5-6%) were caused by blending the coal with petroleum cokes. Charcoal, wood, and active carbon all exerted negative effects on concentration (18-27% reduction) and mobility (12-25% reduction in T2) of the fluid phase, which have been associated with the inert character and high surface areas of these additives that adsorb the fluid phase of the coal. One of the anthracites and the low-temperature coke breeze caused deleterious effects to a lesser extent on the concentration (7-12%) and mobility (13-17%) of the fluid material, possibly due to the high concentration of metals in these additives (ca. 11% ash). Despite the high fluid character of tyre crumb at the temperature of maximum fluidity of the coal (73%), the mobility of the fluid phase of the blend was lower than expected. The comparison of {sup 1}H NMR and rheometry results indicated that to account for the variations in minimum complex viscosity for all the blends, both the maximum concentration of fluid phase and the maximum mobility of the fluid material had to be considered. For individual blends, two exponential relationships have been found between the complex viscosity and the concentration of solid phase in both the softening and resolidification stages but the parameters are different for each blend. 30 refs., 8 figs., 5 tabs.

Miguel C. Diaz; Karen M. Steel; Trevor C. Drage; John W. Patrick; Colin E. Snape [Nottingham University, Nottingham (United Kingdom). Nottingham Fuel and Energy Centre, School of Chemical, Environmental and Mining Engineering

2005-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Post-Nonlinear Sparse Component Analysis Using Single-Source Zones and Functional Data Clustering  

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In this paper, we introduce a general extension of linear sparse component analysis (SCA) approaches to postnonlinear (PNL) mixtures. In particular, and contrary to the state-of-art methods, our approaches use a weak sparsity source assumption: we look for tiny temporal zones where only one source is active. We investigate two nonlinear single-source confidence measures, using the mutual information and a local linear tangent space approximation (LTSA). For this latter measure, we derive two extensions of linear single-source measures, respectively based on correlation (LTSA-correlation) and eigenvalues (LTSA-PCA). A second novelty of our approach consists of applying functional data clustering techniques to the scattered observations in the above single-source zones, thus allowing us to accurately estimate them.We first study a classical approach using a B-spline approximation, and then two approaches which locally approximate the nonlinear functions as lines. Finally, we extend our PNL methods to more gener...

Puigt, Matthieu; Mouchtaris, Athanasios

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Biofuel alternatives to ethanol: pumping the microbial well  

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Engineered microorganisms are currently used for the production of food products, pharmaceuticals, ethanol fuel and more. Even so, the enormous potential of this technology has yet to be fully exploited. The need for sustainable sources of transportation fuels has gener-ated a tremendous interest in technologies that enable biofuel production. Decades of work have produced a considerable knowledge-base for the physiology and pathway engineering of microbes, making microbial engineering an ideal strategy for producing biofuel. Although ethanol currently dominates the biofuel mar-ket, some of its inherent physical properties make it a less than ideal product. To highlight additional options, we review advances in microbial engineering for the production of other potential fuel molecules, using a variety of biosynthetic pathways.

Fortman, J. L.; Chhabra, Swapnil; Mukhopadhyay, Aindrila; Chou, Howard; Lee, Taek Soon; Steen, Eric; Keasling, Jay D.

2009-12-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Feasible experimental study on the utilization of a 300 MW CFB boiler desulfurizating bottom ash for construction applications  

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CFB boiler ash cannot be used as a cement replacement in concrete due to its unacceptably high sulfur content. The disposal in landfills has been the most common means of handling ash in circulating fluidized bed boiler power plants. However for a 300 MW CFB boiler power plant, there will be 600,000 tons of ash discharged per year and will result in great volumes and disposal cost of ash byproduct. It was very necessary to solve the utilization of CFB ash and to decrease the disposal cost of CFB ash. The feasible experimental study results on the utilization of the bottom ashes of a 300 MW CFB boiler in Baima power plant in China were reported in this paper. The bottom ashes used for test came from the discharged bottom ashes in a 100 MW CFB boiler in which the anthracite and limestone designed for the 300 MW CFB project was burned. The results of this study showed that the bottom ash could be used for cementitious material, road concrete, and road base material. The masonry cements, road concrete with 30 MPa compressive strength and 4.0 MPa flexural strength, and the road base material used for base courses of the expressway, the main road and the minor lane were all prepared with milled CFB bottom ashes in the lab. The better methods of utilization of the bottom ashes were discussed in this paper.

Lu, X.F.; Amano, R.S. [University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI (United States). Dept. of Mechanical Engineering

2006-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

124

Optimization of the process of plasma ignition of coal  

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Results are given of experimental and theoretical investigations of plasma ignition of coal as a result of its thermochemical preparation in application to the processes of firing up a boiler and stabilizing the flame combustion. The experimental test bed with a commercial-scale burner is used for determining the conditions of plasma ignition of low-reactivity high-ash anthracite depending on the concentration of coal in the air mixture and velocity of the latter. The calculations produce an equation (important from the standpoint of practical applications) for determining the energy expenditure for plasma ignition of coal depending on the basic process parameters. The tests reveal the difficulties arising in firing up a boiler with direct delivery of pulverized coal from the mill to furnace. A scheme is suggested, which enables one to reduce the energy expenditure for ignition of coal and improve the reliability of the process of firing up such a boiler. Results are given of calculation of plasma thermochemical preparation of coal under conditions of lower concentration of oxygen in the air mixture.

Peregudov, V.S. [Russian Academy of Sciences, Novosibirsk (Russian Federation)

2009-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Pulverized coal combustion characterization at the KEPRI  

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A pilot-scale combustion test facility that can be utilized to burn pulverized coals such as anthracite coals, bituminous coals, and their blends at the rate of 200 kg/hr has been constructed to study coal-related impacts on utility boiler operations. The impacts include pulverizer performance, combustion stability, slagging, fouling, heat transfer, erosion, corrosion, pollutant emission, etc. The facility, a scale-down model of an existing boiler in Korea, consists of all the necessary components for the boiler with a distributed control system except steam generation components which have been replaced with slag panels, fouling probes, and heat exchangers. The facility, in addition, incorporates the advanced boiler technologies including tangentially-fired burners, flue gas recirculation, direct sorbent injection for desulfurization, electrostatic precipitator, wet scrubber, etc., and employs an opacity meter and gas analyzers. Low NOx burners and gas reburning system will be facilitated in the future to study low emission boiler systems being demonstrated in the developed countries. This paper represents preliminary test results including flame shapes, fouling based on the fouling factor, and pollutant emission with different coals and combustion aerodynamics. Flow fields in the furnace have been changed by varying the swirl number and the burner configurations in terms of single-wall, opposed-wall, and corner firing mode. An extensive investigation will continue to find optimum conditions for various coals of interest.

Cha, D.J.; Kim, S.C.; Bae, B.H.; Kim, T.H.; Shin, Y.J.; Lee, H.D.; Park, O.Y.; Choi, B.S.

1997-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Sulfur and ash reduction potential and selected chemical and physical properties of United States coals. [Contains glossary  

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This report presents the washability and comprehensive characterization results of 184 raw coal channel samples, including anthracite, bituminous and lignite coals, collected from the Central Region of the United States. This is the second of a three volume report on the coals of the United States. All the data are presented in six appendices. Statistical techniques and definitions are presented in Appendix A, and a glossary of terms is presented in Appendix B. The complete washability data and an in-depth characterization of each sample are presented alphabetically by state in Appendix C. In Appendix D, a statistical evaluation is given for the composited washability data, selected chemical and physical properties and washability data interpolated at various levels of Btu recovery. This presentation is shown by state, section, and region where four or more samples were collected. Appendix E presents coalbed codes and names for the Central Region coals. Graphical summations are presented by state, section and region showing the effects of crushing on impurity reductions, and the distribution of raw and clean coal samples meeting various levels of SO{sub 2} emissions. 35 figs., 5 tabs.

Cavallaro, J.A.; Deurbrouck, A.W.; Killmeyer, R.P.; Fuchs, W. (USDOE Pittsburgh Energy Technology Center, PA (USA). Coal Preparation Div.); Jacobsen, P.S. (Burns and Roe Services Corp., Pittsburgh, PA (USA))

1991-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Data base for the analysis of compositional characteristics of coal seams and macerals. Final report. Part 2. A multivariate study of the interrelationships among selected variables of the organic fraction of samples of United States' coals  

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Multivariate statistical techniques have been applied to study interrelationships among 12 variables within a set of 277 coals representing whole-seam channel, column, and core samples obtained from each of the 6 coal provinces of the United States, and varying in rank from lignite through anthracite. The data are maintained in computerized data base at The Pennsylvania State University Coal Research Section. The variables selected are components of the elemental analysis (carbon, oxygen, organic sulfur, hydrogen, and nitrogen), selected components of the proximate analysis (volatile matter and moisture), calorific value, reflectance of vitrinite, and the relative proportions of the 3 maceral groups (total vitrinite, inertinite, and liptinite group macerals). Faactor analyses performed on the entire data set and on subsets separated on the basis of rank, geographic location, and by cluster analysis indicated that rank is the most important factor in determining the amount of variation of each data set. The rank-dependent variables for the entire data set are carbon, reflectance, oxygen, volatile matter, calorific value, and moisture. The maceral groups account for the next greatest source of variation. Organic sulfur is independent of the first 2 factors and is the third most important source of variation. Cluster analyses indicated that the most significant partitioning produces 4 groups which are differentiated primarily on the basis of rank, maceral composition, and organic sulfur content. Factor analyses of the individual groups provide insights into the coalification processes of these more homogeneous coal associations.

Gerencher, J.J. Jr.

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Thermodynamic properties of pulverized coal during rapid heating devolatilization processes. Quarterly progress report, April--June 1993  

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Knowledge of the thermodynamic and morphological properties of coal associated with rapid heating decomposition pathways is essential to progress in coal utilization technology. Specifically, knowledge of the heat of devolatilization, surface area and density of coal as a function of rank characteristics, temperature and extent of devolatilization in the context of rapid heating conditions is essential to the fundamental determination of kinetic parameters of coal devolatilization. These same properties are also needed to refine existing devolatilization sub-models utilized in large-scale modeling of coal combustion systems. The objective of this research is to obtain data on the thermodynamic properties and morphology of coal under conditions of rapid heating. Specifically, the total heat of devolatilization, external surface area, BET surface area and true density will be measured for representative coal samples. The coal ranks to be investigated will include a high volatile A bituminous (PSOC 1451 D) and a low volatile bituminous (PSOC 1516D). An anthracite (PSOC 1468) will be used as a non-volatile coal reference. In addition, for one coal, the contribution of each of the following components to the overall heat of devolatilization will be measured: the specific heat of coal/char during devolatilization, the heat of thermal decomposition of the coal, the specific heat capacity of tars, and the heat of vaporization of tars.

Proscia, W.M.; Freihaut, J.D.

1993-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Potential for Coal-to-Liquids Conversion in the U.S.-Resource Base  

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By applying the multi-Hubbert curve analysis to coal production in the United States, we demonstrate that anthracite production can be modeled with a single Hubbert curve that extends to the practical end of commercial production of this highest-rank coal. The production of bituminous coal from existing mines is about 80% complete and can be carried out at the current rate for the next 20 years. The production of subbituminous coal from existing mines can be carried out at the current rate for 40-45 years. Significant new investment to extend the existing mines and build new ones would have to commence in 2009 to sustain the current rate of coal production, 1 billion tons per year, in 2029. In view of the existing data, we conclude that there is no spare coal production capacity of the size required for massive coal conversion to liquid transportation fuels. Our analysis is independent of other factors that will prevent large-scale coal liquefaction projects: the inefficiency of the process and either emissions of greenhouse gases or energy cost of sequestration.

Croft, Gregory D. [University of California, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (United States); Patzek, Tad W. [University of Texas, Department of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering (United States)], E-mail: patzek@mail.utexas.edu

2009-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

130

Role of microbial iron reduction in the dissolution of iron hydroxysulfate minerals - article no. G01012  

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Reduction of structural sulfate in the iron-hydroxysulfate mineral jarosite by sulfate-reducing bacteria has previously been demonstrated. The primary objective of this work was to evaluate the potential for anaerobic dissolution of the iron-hydroxysulfate minerals jarosite and schwertmannite at neutral pH by iron-reducing bacteria. Mineral dissolution was tested using a long-term cultivar, Geobacter metallireducens strain GS-15, and a fresh isolate Geobacter sp. strain ENN1, previously undescribed. ENN1 was isolated from the discharge site of Shadle Mine, in the southern anthracite coalfield of Pennsylvania, where schwertmannite was the predominant iron-hydroxysulfate mineral. When jarosite from Elizabeth Mine (Vermont) was provided as the sole terminal electron acceptor, resting cells of both G. metallireducens and ENN1 were able to reduce structural Fe(III), releasing Fe{sup +2}, SO{sub 4}{sup -2}, and K{sup +} ions. A lithified jarosite sample from Utah was more resistant to microbial attack, but slow release of Fe{sup +2} was observed. Neither bacterium released Fe{sup +2} from poorly crystalline synthetic schwertmannite. Our results indicate that exposure of jarosite to iron-reducing conditions at neutral pH is likely to promote the mobility of hazardous constituents and should therefore be considered in evaluating waste disposal and/or reclamation options involving jarosite-bearing materials.

Jones, E.J.P.; Nadeau, T.L.; Voytek, M.A.; Landa, E.R. [US Geological Survey, Reston, VA (United States)

2006-03-28T23:59:59.000Z

131

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

132

Conventional coal preparation in the United States  

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Processing of bituminous and anthracite coal is widely practiced in the United States and, as mentioned earlier, about 80 percent of the production of these coals is processed as clean coal in preparation plants. Subbituminous coal is not widely processed, primarily because these low rank raw coals are low in sulfur (0.5 to 1.0 percent) and relatively low in ash (8 to 15 percent). They are also relatively low in heat content due to their high inherent moisture. Lignite coals, to the best of the authors{close_quote} knowledge, are not presently being processed in Conventional Coal Preparation plants. This is due to their unstable nature and putting them in water in a coal preparation plant is likely to cause severe degradation in particle size and add to their already high inherent moisture content. The following are the benefits of clean coal processing: produces a uniform product which can be utilized more efficiently; produces a higher quality product which results in higher efficiency at the power station or the steel mill; reduces sulfur dioxide and other adverse stack emissions during coal firing which is a very important environmental consideration; reduces ash or slag handling costs by the user; reduces shipping costs; and reduces handling and storage costs. Processing any stable raw coal in a coal preparation plant will always produce a higher grade product which is a more efficient and a more environmentally acceptable fuel for use at power stations, steel mills, home heating or industrial boilers.

Beck, M.K.; Taylor, B.

1993-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Far- and mid-infrared spectroscopy of complex organic matter of astrochemical interest: coal, heavy petroleum fractions, and asphaltenes  

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The coexistence of a large variety of molecular species (i.e., aromatic, cycloaliphatic and aliphatic) in several astrophysical environments suggests that unidentified IR emission (UIE) occurs from small solid particles containing a mix of aromatic and aliphatic structures (e.g., coal, petroleum, etc.), renewing the astronomical interest on this type of materials. A series of heavy petroleum fractions namely DAE, RAE, BQ-1, and asphaltenes derived from BQ-1 were used together with anthracite coal and bitumen as model compounds in matching the band pattern of the emission features of proto-planetary nebulae (PPNe). All the model materials were examined in the mid-infrared (2.5-16.7 um) and for the first time in the far-infrared (16.7-200 um), and the IR bands were compared with the UIE from PPNe. The best match of the PPNe band pattern is offered by the BQ-1 heavy aromatic oil fraction and by its asphaltenes fraction. Particularly interesting is the ability of BQ-1 to match the band pattern of the aromatic-ali...

Cataldo, F; Manchado, A

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Opportunities for coal to methanol conversion  

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The accumulations of mining residues in the anthracite coal regions of Pennsylvania offer a unique opportunity to convert the coal content into methanol that could be utilized in that area as an alternative to gasoline or to extend the supplies through blending. Additional demand may develop through the requirements of public utility gas turbines located in that region. The cost to run this refuse through coal preparation plants may result in a clean coal at about $17.00 per ton. After gasification and synthesis in a 5000 ton per day facility, a cost of methanol of approximately $3.84 per million Btu is obtained using utility financing. If the coal is to be brought in by truck or rail from a distance of approximately 60 miles, the cost of methanol would range between $4.64 and $5.50 per million Btu depending upon the mode of transportation. The distribution costs to move the methanol from the synthesis plant to the pump could add, at a minimum, $2.36 per million Btu to the cost. In total, the delivered cost at the pump for methanol produced from coal mining wastes could range between $6.20 and $7.86 per million Btu.

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1980-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

135

Upgrading low rank coal using the Koppelman Series C process  

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Development of the K-Fuel technology began after the energy shortage of the early 1970s in the United States led energy producers to develop the huge deposits of low-sulfur coal in the Powder River Basin (PRB) of Wyoming. PRB coal is a subbituminous C coal containing about 30 wt % moisture and having heating values of about 18.6 megajoules/kg (8150 Btu/lb). PRB coal contains from 0.3 to 0.5 wt % sulfur, which is nearly all combined with the organic matrix in the coal. It is in much demand for boiler fuel because of the low-sulfur content and the low price. However, the low-heating value limits the markets for PRB coal to boilers specially designed for the high- moisture coal. Thus, the advantages of the low-sulfur content are not available to many potential customers having boilers that were designed for bituminous coal. This year about 250 million tons of coal is shipped from the Powder River Basin of Wyoming. The high- moisture content and, consequently, the low-heating value of this coal causes the transportation and combustion of the coal to be inefficient. When the moisture is removed and the heating value increased the same bundle of energy can be shipped using one- third less train loads. Also, the dried product can be burned much more efficiently in boiler systems. This increase in efficiency reduces the carbon dioxide emissions caused by use of the low-heating value coal. Also, the processing used to remove water and restructure the coal removes sulfur, nitrogen, mercury, and chlorides from the coal. This precombustion cleaning is much less costly than stack scrubbing. PRB coal, and other low-rank coals, tend to be highly reactive when freshly mined. These reactive coals must be mixed regularly (every week or two) when fresh, but become somewhat more stable after they have aged for several weeks. PRB coal is relatively dusty and subject to self-ignition compared to bituminous coals. When dried using conventional technology, PRB coal is even more dusty and more susceptible to spontaneous combustion than the raw coal. Also, PRB coal, if dried at low temperature, typically readsorbs about two- thirds of the moisture removed by drying. This readsorption of moisture releases the heat of adsorption of the water which is a major cause of self- heating of low-rank coals at low temperature.

Merriam, N.W., Western Research Institute

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Postcombustion and its influences in 135 MWe CFB boilers  

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In the cyclone of a circulating fluidized bed (CFB) boiler, a noticeable increment of flue gas temperature, caused by combustion of combustible gas and unburnt carbon content, is often found. Such phenomenon is defined as post combustion, and it could introduce overheating of reheated and superheated steam and extra heat loss of exhaust flue gas. In this paper, mathematical modeling and field measurements on post combustion in 135MWe commercial CFB boilers were conducted. A novel one-dimensional combustion model taking post combustion into account was developed. With this model, the overall combustion performance, including size distribution of various ashes, temperature profile, and carbon content profiles along the furnace height, heat release fraction in the cyclone and furnace were predicted. Field measurements were conducted by sampling gas and solid at different positions in the boiler under different loads. The measured data and corresponding model-calculated results were compared. Both prediction and field measurements showed post combustion introduced a temperature increment of flue gas in the cyclone of the 135MWe CFB boiler in the range of 20-50{sup o}C when a low-volatile bituminous coal was fired. Although it had little influence on ash size distribution, post combustion had a remarkable influence on the carbon content profile and temperature profile in the furnace. Moreover, it introduced about 4-7% heat release in the cyclone over the total heat release in the boiler. This fraction slightly increased with total air flow rate and boiler load. Model calculations were also conducted on other two 135MWe CFB boilers burning lignite and anthracite coal, respectively. The results confirmed that post combustion was sensitive to coal type and became more severe as the volatile content of the coal decreased. 15 refs., 11 figs., 4 tabs.

Shaohua Li; Hairui Yang; Hai Zhang; Qing Liu; Junfu Lu; Guangxi Yue [Tsinghua University, Beijing (China). Key Laboratory for Thermal Science and Power Engineering of Ministry of Education, Department of Thermal Engineering

2009-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Small boiler uses waste coal  

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Burning coal waste in small boilers at low emissions poses considerable problem. While larger boiler suppliers have successfully installed designs in the 40 to 80 MW range for some years, the author has been developing small automated fluid bed boiler plants for 25 years that can be applied in the range of 10,000 to 140,000 lbs/hr of steam. Development has centered on the use of an internally circulating fluid bed (CFB) boiler, which will burn waste fuels of most types. The boiler is based on the traditional D-shaped watertable boiler, with a new type of combustion chamber that enables a three-to-one turndown to be achieved. The boilers have all the advantages of low emissions of the large fluid boilers while offering a much lower height incorporated into the package boiler concept. Recent tests with a waste coal that had a high nitrogen content of 1.45% demonstrated a NOx emission below the federal limit of 0.6 lbs/mm Btu. Thus a NOx reduction on the order of 85% can be demonstrate by combustion modification alone. Further reductions can be made by using a selective non-catalytic reduction (SNCR) system and sulfur absorption of up to 90% retention is possible. The article describes the operation of a 30,000 lbs/hr boiler at the Fayette Thermal LLC plant. Spinheat has installed three ICFB boilers at a nursing home and a prison, which has been tested on poor-grade anthracite and bituminous coal. 2 figs.

Virr, M.J. [Spinheat Ltd. (United States)

2009-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Subsurface definition of the Allegheny Group coalbed methane prospect interval in Southwestern Pennsylvania and new gas content results  

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A preliminary reconnaissance of coalbed methane gas content data from exploratory coal cores and pre-existing data implies that the greater the depth and rank, the greater the total and cumulative gas content. The coal seams studied, ranging in age from the Pennsylvanian-Permian Dunkard Group to the Middle Pennsylvanian Allegheny Group, are from the Main Bituminous Field and two of the anthracite fields. Consequently, the Pennsylvania Geological Survey and the West Virginia Geological and Economic Survey conducted a mapping investigation to evaluate the regional geology of the coal-bearing intervals and its influence on coalbed methane potential. Phase I of this study involved the entire Pennsylvanian coal-bearing interval; Phase II focused on a stratigraphic delineation and evaluation of Allegheny coalbeds and associated sandstones. A variety of cross sections and isopach maps show several prospective coalbeds and facies relationships with channel-fill sandstones. This suggests that some of these sandstones may be traps for coalbed methane. Often overlooked in reservoir characterization is the quality of a coal seam. Coal rank, grade, and type influence the reserves and production of coalbed methane; the higher the rank, the greater adsorptive capacity of the coal. The integration of coal quality with other critical tools of exploration may increase the success rate of finding {open_quotes}sweet spots.{close_quotes} Additional Pennsylvania Geological Survey drilling occurred in Beaver, Lawrence, Somerset, and Washington counties. Gas contents were graphically displayed against depth, thickness, and time for a variety of samples from 21 coal seams; average gas composition and Btu values were determined for selected samples.

Markowski, A.K. [Pennsylvania Dept. of Conservation and Natural Resources-Bureau of Topographic and Geologic Survey, Harrisburg, PA (United States)

1996-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Coalbed methane potential of the Pechora Coalfield, Timan-Pechora Basin, Russia  

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A comparison of the more important geologic attributes of coal beds in the coalbed methane producing regions of the United States to Permian coal beds in the Pechora Coalfield, Timan-Pechora Basin, Russia indicates a high potential for commercial coalbed methane production. Although the depositional and structural histories, as well as the age, of the coal beds in the Pechora Coalfield are different than coal beds in U.S. basins, coal quality attributes are similar. The more prospective part of the coal-bearing sequence is as thick as 1600 m and contains more than 150 coal beds that individually are as thick as 4 m. These coal beds are composed primarily of rank ranges from subbituminous to anthracite (,0.5->2.5% R[sub 0]), with the highest rank coal located near the city of Vorkuta. Published data indicates that the gas content of coals is as high as 28-35 m[sup 3]/ton, with an average value of 18 m[sup 3]/ton. About 700 MMCM of gas per year is emmitted from coal mines. Pore pressures in the coal beds are unknown, however, interbedded sandstones in some parts of the basin are overpressured. The commonly occurring problem, in mid-latitude coalbed methane well, of excessive amounts of water may be alleviated in this high-latitude coal field. We suggest that the wide-spread occurrence of permafrost in the Pechora Coalfield may form an effective barrier to down-dip water flow, thereby facilitating the dewatering state. In summary, the quality of coal beds in the Pechora Coalfield are similar to methane producing coal beds in the United States and should, therefore, be favorable for commercial rates of gas production.

Yakutseni, V.P.; Petrova, Y.E. (VNIGRI, St. Petersburg (Russian Federation)); Law, B.E.; Ulmishek, G.F. (Geological Survey, Denver, CO (United States))

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Coalbed methane potential of the Pechora Coalfield, Timan-Pechora Basin, Russia  

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A comparison of the more important geologic attributes of coal beds in the coalbed methane producing regions of the United States to Permian coal beds in the Pechora Coalfield, Timan-Pechora Basin, Russia indicates a high potential for commercial coalbed methane production. Although the depositional and structural histories, as well as the age, of the coal beds in the Pechora Coalfield are different than coal beds in U.S. basins, coal quality attributes are similar. The more prospective part of the coal-bearing sequence is as thick as 1600 m and contains more than 150 coal beds that individually are as thick as 4 m. These coal beds are composed primarily of rank ranges from subbituminous to anthracite (,0.5->2.5% R{sub 0}), with the highest rank coal located near the city of Vorkuta. Published data indicates that the gas content of coals is as high as 28-35 m{sup 3}/ton, with an average value of 18 m{sup 3}/ton. About 700 MMCM of gas per year is emmitted from coal mines. Pore pressures in the coal beds are unknown, however, interbedded sandstones in some parts of the basin are overpressured. The commonly occurring problem, in mid-latitude coalbed methane well, of excessive amounts of water may be alleviated in this high-latitude coal field. We suggest that the wide-spread occurrence of permafrost in the Pechora Coalfield may form an effective barrier to down-dip water flow, thereby facilitating the dewatering state. In summary, the quality of coal beds in the Pechora Coalfield are similar to methane producing coal beds in the United States and should, therefore, be favorable for commercial rates of gas production.

Yakutseni, V.P.; Petrova, Y.E. [VNIGRI, St. Petersburg (Russian Federation); Law, B.E.; Ulmishek, G.F. [Geological Survey, Denver, CO (United States)

1996-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Update on use of mine pool water for power generation.  

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In 2004, nearly 90 percent of the country's electricity was generated at power plants using steam-based systems (EIA 2005). Electricity generation at steam electric plants requires a cooling system to condense the steam. With the exception of a few plants using air-cooled condensers, most U.S. steam electric power plants use water for cooling. Water usage occurs through once-through cooling or as make-up water in a closed-cycle system (generally involving one or more cooling towers). According to a U.S. Geological Survey report, the steam electric power industry withdrew about 136 billion gallons per day of fresh water in 2000 (USGS 2005). This is almost the identical volume withdrawn for irrigation purposes. In addition to fresh water withdrawals, the steam electric power industry withdrew about 60 billion gallons per day of saline water. Many parts of the United States are facing fresh water shortages. Even areas that traditionally have had adequate water supplies are reaching capacity limits. New or expanded steam electric power plants frequently need to turn to non-traditional alternate sources of water for cooling. This report examines one type of alternate water source-groundwater collected in underground pools associated with coal mines (referred to as mine pool water in this report). In 2003, the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) funded Argonne National Laboratory (Argonne) to evaluate the feasibility of using mine pool water in Pennsylvania and West Virginia. That report (Veil et al. 2003) identified six small power plants in northeastern Pennsylvania (the Anthracite region) that had been using mine pool water for over a decade. It also reported on a pilot study underway at Exelon's Limerick Generating Station in southeastern Pennsylvania that involved release of water from a mine located about 70 miles upstream from the plant. The water flowed down the Schuylkill River and augmented the natural flow so that the Limerick plant could withdraw a larger volume of river water. The report also included a description of several other proposed facilities that were planning to use mine pool water. In early 2006, NETL directed Argonne to revisit the sites that had previously been using mine pool water and update the information offered in the previous report. This report describes the status of mine pool water use as of summer 2006. Information was collected by telephone interviews, electronic mail, literature review, and site visits.

Veil, J. A.; Puder, M. G.; Environmental Science Division

2006-09-30T23:59:59.000Z