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Green method to produce propylene oxide  

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Materials Materials Argonne National Laboratory Center for Nanoscale Materials U.S. Department of Energy Search CNM ... Search Argonne Home > Center for Nanoscale Materials > CNM Home About CNM Research Facilities People For Users Publications News & Highlights News Research Highlights Newsletters CNM Images on Flickr Events Jobs CNM Users Organization Contact Us Other DOE Nanoscale Science Research Centers Green method to produce propylene oxide conversion of propylene to polyene oxide via silver nanoclusters Simulation of propylene to propylene oxide conversion via silver nanoclusters supported on an alumina surface. Propylene oxide is an important chemical whose current industrial production is energy intensive and environmentally unfriendly. Attempts to solve this problem by using catalysts based on bulk silver surfaces with

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Wisconsin Propane and Propylene Stocks at Refineries, Bulk ...  

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Wisconsin Propane and Propylene Stocks at Refineries, Bulk Terminals, and Natural Gas Plants (Thousand Barrels)

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Colorado Propane and Propylene Stocks at Refineries, Bulk ...  

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Colorado Propane and Propylene Stocks at Refineries, Bulk Terminals, and Natural Gas Plants (Thousand Barrels)

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South Dakota Propane and Propylene Stocks at Refineries, Bulk ...  

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South Dakota Propane and Propylene Stocks at Refineries, Bulk Terminals, and Natural Gas Plants (Thousand Barrels)

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AN INVESTIGATION OF THE DEGRADATION OF PROPYLENE CARBONATE BY CHLORINE  

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OF PROPYLENE CARBONATE BY CHLORINE Suen-Man G. Yu, Philip N.of Propylene Carbonate by Chlorine Suen-Man G. Yu, Philip N.94720 November 1979 ABSTRACT Chlorine was found to degrade a

Yu, Suen-Man G.

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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U.S. Exports of Propane and Propylene (Thousand Barrels per Day)  

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Propane/Propylene Exports; Propane/Propylene Supply and Disposition; U.S. Exports of Crude Oil and Petroleum Products ...

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Investigation of Dithiolenes for Propylene/Propane Membrane Separations .  

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??Polyimide membranes containing nickel dithiolenes were investigated for the separation of propylene and propane. Permeation and sorption experiments were conducted as well thermal property analyses.… (more)

Sejour, Hensley

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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FILM FORMATION ON LITHIUM IN PROPYLENE CARBONATE SOLUTIONS UNDER OPEN CIRCUIT CONDITIONS  

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and Ambient Temperature Lithium Batteries, B. B. Owens and1 Soci ety FILM FORMATION ON LITHIUM IN PROPYLENE CARBONATECalifornia. Film Formation on Lithium 1n Propylene Carbonate

Geronov, Y.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Compositional Analysis of the High Molecular Weight Ethylene Oxide Propylene Oxide Copolymer by MALDI Mass Spectrometry  

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The composition of narrow distribution poly ethylene oxide-propylene oxide copolymer (Mw ~ 8700 Da) was studied using matrix assisted laser desorption ionization (MALDI) mass spectrometry. The ethylene oxide-propylene oxide copolymer produced oligomers separated by 14 Da. The average resolving power over the entire spectrum was 28,000. Approximately 448 isotopically resolved peaks representing about 56 oligomers are identified. Although agreement between experimental and calculated isotopic distributions was strong, the compositional assignment was difficult. This is due to the large number of possible isobaric components. The purpose of this research is to resolve and study the composition of high mass copolymer such as ethylene oxide-propylene oxide.

Houshia, Orwa Jaber

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Zinc-catalyzed copolymerization of carbon dioxide and propylene oxide  

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The zinc-catalyzed copolymerization of carbon dioxide and propylene oxide, which is one of the promising reactions for the utilization of carbon dioxide, has been investigated from various aspects. Above all, considering that supercritical carbon dioxide has recently been paid attention in the field of extraction, separation, and reaction medium, its aptitude for both a reaction solvent and a reactant was examined in zinc glutarate-catalyzed reactions. As a result, it was proved that supercritical carbon dioxide was a suitable substitute for organic solvents in the copolymerization reactions. Great diffusivity of supercritical carbon dioxide into polymer segments was thought to promote carbon dioxide supply to the active sites of the zinc species and to afford alternating polycarbonate production. Low reaction temperature appeared to be advantageous to polycarbonate and cyclic carbonate formation. Apart from zinc glutarate catalyst whose detailed mechanistic studies were hard to perform due to its insolubility, some other zinc compounds were studied. A homogeneous catalyst, bis(ethyl fumarato)zinc, showed similar polycarbonate yield to zinc glutarate, and the method of the catalyst preparation affected its catalytic activity. Only a small amount of the catalyst was considered to be active in the copolymerization process even in the homogeneous systems. In the zinc dicarboxylate complexes, the carbon number between two carboxyl groups and the steric nature in the vicinity of the zinc atom might be important factors for the copolymerization catalysis.

Katsurao, Takumi

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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CSP Policies & Procedures Process for Grade Appeals  

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CSP Policies & Procedures Process for Grade Appeals Grade Appeals ­ Generally speaking, once grades

Leistikow, Bruce N.

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Electrochemical studies of the film formation on lithium in propylene carbonate solutions under open circuit conditions  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The nature of protective surface layers formed on lithium in propylene carbonate solutions of LiClO/sub 4/ and LiAsF/sub 6/ at open circuit has been investigated by electrochemical pulse measurements and other techniques. The results are consistent with the fast formation of a compact thin layer of Li/sub 2/O by reaction with residual water. This layer acts as a solid ionic conductor. Slow corrosion processes produce a thicker porous overlayer.

Geronov, Y.; Schwager, F.; Muller, R.H.

1981-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Commercial Grade Dedication RM  

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

The objective of this Standard Review Plan (SRP) on Commercial Grade Dedication (CGD) is to provide guidance for a uniform review of the CGD activities for office of Environmental Management...

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Plant Support Engineering: Failure Mechanism Assessment of Medium Voltage Ethylene Propylene Rubber Cables  

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This report presents the results of research that assessed failed ethylene propylene rubber (EPR) medium-voltage (MV) cables to determine the failure mechanism. This information will be used to identify appropriate electrical tests that can be performed on in-service cable. Assessed were a 34-year-old cable manufactured by Okonite with black EPR insulation and a 20-year-old Anaconda Uni-Shieldcable with pink EPR. Both had failed, and both had experienced long-term wetting during service.

2007-08-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Plant Support Engineering: Failure Mechanism Assessment of Medium-Voltage Ethylene Propylene Rubber Cables - Revision 1  

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This report presents the results of research that assessed failed ethylene propylene rubber (EPR) medium-voltage (MV) cables to determine the failure mechanism. This information will be used to identify appropriate electrical tests that can be performed on in-service cable. Assessed were two 34-year-old cables manufactured by Okonite with black EPR insulation and a 25-year-old Anaconda UniShield cable with pink EPR. All three had failed and had experienced long-term wetting during service. This report is...

2009-05-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Upgrading Below Grade Spaces  

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

Patrick H. Huelman, Sam Breidenbach, Steve Schirber Patrick H. Huelman, Sam Breidenbach, Steve Schirber NorthernSTAR Building America Partnership Upgrading Below Grade Spaces Residential Energy Efficiency Stakeholder March 1, 2012 Austin, TX * Act 1: Technical Challenges & Opportunities - Pat Huelman, University of Minnesota * Act 2: Assessing Homeowner Priorities & Risks - Sam Breidenbach, TDS Custom Construction * Act 3: An Industry Perspective - Steve Schirber, Cocoon Act 1. Upgrade Below Grade * Basement Remodeling: It Doesn't Get Any Riskier! - Combustion safety - Foundation moisture - Radon (& other soil gases) - Biologicals (mold, dust mites, etc.) - Garage gases (if attached) * And front and center are uncontrolled... - negative pressures in basements (beyond stack)

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Advanced Use of the OWL Grade Book  

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Advanced Use of the OWL Grade Book #12;Notes Overview The Grade Book has many features to help you organize, release, and compile grades. This manualette will discuss the following advanced Grade Book the Grade Book, creating columns or adding and releasing grades, please see the Basic Use of the OWL Grade

Lennard, William N.

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Using MMS with the OWL Grade Book  

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Using MMS with the OWL Grade Book #12;Notes Overview While MMS provides you with an easy way to maintain and manage your students'grades, the OWL Grade Book offers a simple and secure method into the OWL Grade Book, as well as export grades from the OWL Grade Book into MMS. Page 2 Transfer Grades from

Lennard, William N.

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First results from electron-photon damage equivalence studies on a generic ethylene-propylene rubber  

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As part of a simulator adequacy assessment program, the relative effectiveness of electrons and photons to produce damage in a generic ethylene propylene rubber (EPR) has been investigated. The investigation was limited in extent in that a single EPR material, in three thickness, was exposed to Cobalt-60 photons and three electron beam energies. Basing material damage on changes in the EPR mechanical properties elongation and tensile strength, we observed that EPR damage was a smoothly varying function of absorbed energy and independent of irradiating particle type. EPR damage tracked equally well as a function of both incident particle energy and material front surface dose. Based on these preliminary data, we tentatively concluded that a correlation between particle, particle energy, and material damage (as measured by changes in material elongation and/or tensile strength) has been demonstrated. 14 figs.

Buckalew, W.H.

1986-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Basic Use of the OWL Grade Book  

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Basic Use of the OWL Grade Book #12;Notes Overview The Grade Book tool provides an easy and convenient way for instructors to manage grades and distribute them to students. Using the Grade Book. This handout will show you how to: · Access the Grade Book · Create a column in the Grade Book · Add

Lennard, William N.

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Connected gradings and fundamental group.  

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The main purpose of this paper is to provide explicit computations of the fundamental group of several algebras. For this purpose, given a $k$-algebra $A$, we consider the category of all connected gradings of $A$ by a group $G$ and we study the relation between gradings and Galois coverings. This theoretical tool gives information about the fundamental group of $A$, which allows its computation using complete lists of gradings.

Claude Cibils (I3M); Maria Julia Redondo (Departamento De Matematica UNS); Andrea Solotar (Departamento De Matematica UBA)

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Plant Engineering: Results of Cable Rejuvenation of Severely Degraded Black Ethylene Propylene Rubber Medium-Voltage Cables  

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This report describes the evaluation of the effects of commercially available rejuvenation on black ethylene propylene rubber (EPR) insulation. Black EPR is one of the main insulation types used in power plants built in the late 1960s to mid-1970s. Diagnostic testing and failure mechanism research performed by the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) have shown that this insulation, when exposed to wet or submerged conditions, can degrade to the point at which reliability concerns would require ...

2013-06-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Long-Term Operations: Ethylene Propylene Rubber (EPR) Insulation Accelerated Aging Methodology Research for Medium-Voltage Cables  

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Ethylene propylene rubber–insulated (EPR-insulated) cables are the most common type of medium-voltage cables in U.S. plants. Accelerating the aging of EPR insulations has proven difficult. The research described in this report attempted alternative ways to accelerate the aging of EPR insulation in hopes of achieving a better method. Stresses—such as lower temperature, high-conductivity water, and additional voltage—were used to accelerate aging in a generic EPR cable. Additionally, ...

2012-09-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Genetics Curriculum for Grade 5  

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Genetics Curriculum for Grade 5 Genetics Curriculum for Grade 5 Name: Darin W Meyer Age: N/A Location: N/A Country: N/A Date: N/A Question: I am teaching a fifth grade science class and I have a student that is very interested in doing an individual project on genetics. Specifically he is interested in heredity, dominant/recessive genes, cross breeding, DNA, RNA. Any suggestion for projects that he could do? I would be interested in having him do something collaboratively with another student teacher etc so that he has some on-line experience. I would be grateful for any help that anyone could give me. I could also use more sources on info for me to use as I direct his study. This fifth grade student is capable of content in the 9-10 grade range. I do have rats and mice in my room. What about a little breeding program?

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Ordering in asymmetric poly (ethylene--propylene)--poly (ethylethylene) diblock copolymer thin films  

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We have used neutron reflection and phase contrast microscopy to investigate the morphology and surface topology of thin films of nearly symmetric ([ital f]=0.55) and asymmetric ([ital f]=0.77), poly (ethylene--propylene)--poly (ethylethylene) (PEP--PEE) diblock copolymers ([ital f] being the PEP volume fraction) and have identified three important differences in their ordering properties. First, annealed films of the asymmetric diblocks do not form the lamellar microstructure found in symmetric diblocks; their structure can instead be modeled in terms of the hexagonal packing of PEE cylinders observed in bulk small-angle neutron scattering measurements. However, the cylinders show in-plane distortions, which we interpret in the context of nonintegral layering. These distortions are amplified at the surfaces where the PEE assumes lamellarlike form. Second, as-cast films of the asymmetric diblock are characterized by a microstructure lacking long-range order, pinned between strongly segregated PEE at both surfaces. These films can be equilibrated through annealing, leading to the well-ordered structures described earlier. The changes with annealing are surprising given that both PEP and PEE are well above their glass transitions at room temperature. Finally, the block asymmetry and the associated cylindrical structure in the interior are also manifested in the surface topology. Thin films of asymmetric PEP--PEE are smooth on a macroscopic scale unlike their symmetric counterparts, which form islands on the surface to accommodate films of nonintegral lamellar thicknesses.

Karim, A.; Singh, N.; Sikka, M.; Bates, F.S. (Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455-0132 (United States)); Dozier, W.D.; Felcher, G.P. (Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, Illinois 60439 (United States))

1994-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Response of ethylene propylene diene monomer rubber (EPDM) to simulant Hanford tank waste  

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This report presents the findings of the Chemical Compatibility Program developed to evaluate plastic packaging components that may be incorporated in packaging mixed-waste forms for transportation. Consistent with the methodology outlined in this report, the author performed the second phase of this experimental program to determine the effects of simulant Hanford tank mixed wastes on packaging seal materials. That effort involved the comprehensive testing of five plastic liner materials in an aqueous mixed-waste simulant. The testing protocol involved exposing the materials to {approximately}143, 286, 571, and 3,670 krad of gamma radiation and was followed by 7-, 14-, 28-, 180-day exposures to the waste simulant at 18, 50, and 60 C. Ethylene propylene diene monomer (EPDM) rubber samples subjected to the same protocol were then evaluated by measuring seven material properties: specific gravity, dimensional changes, mass changes, hardness, compression set, vapor transport rates, and tensile properties. The author has determined that EPDM rubber has excellent resistance to radiation, this simulant, and a combination of these factors. These results suggest that EPDM is an excellent seal material to withstand aqueous mixed wastes having similar composition to the one used in this study.

NIGREY,PAUL J.

2000-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Structure of Poly(styrene-b-ethylene-alt-propylene) Diblock Copolymer Micelles in Squalane  

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The temperature dependence of the micellar structures formed by poly(styrene-b-ethylene-alt-propylene) (SEP) diblock copolymers in squalane, a highly selective solvent for the PEP blocks, has been studied using dynamic light scattering (DLS) and small-angle X-ray scattering (SAXS). Four SEP diblock copolymers were prepared by sequential anionic polymerization of styrene and isoprene, followed by hydrogenation of the isoprene blocks, to yield SEP(17-73), SEP(26-66), SEP(36-69), and SEP(42-60), where the numbers indicate block molecular weights in kDa. All four polymers formed well-defined spherical micelles. In dilute solution, DLS provided the temperature-dependent mean hydrodynamic radius, R{sub h}, and its distribution, while detailed fitting of the SAXS profiles gave the core radius, R{sub c}, the equivalent hard sphere radius, R{sub hs}, and an estimate of the aggregation number, N{sub agg}. In general, the micelles became smaller as the critical micelle temperature (CMT) was approached, which was well above the glass transition of the core block. As concentration increased the micelles packed onto body centered cubic lattices for all four copolymers, which underwent order-disorder transitions upon heating near the dilute solution CMTs. The results are discussed in terms of current understanding of block copolymer solution self-assembly, and particular attention is paid to the issue of equilibration, given the high glass transition temperature of the core block.

Choi, Soo-Hyung; Bates, Frank S.; Lodge, Timothy P.; (UMM)

2009-11-04T23:59:59.000Z

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Fast Corn Grading System Verification and Modification.  

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??A fast corn grading system can replace the traditional method in unofficial corn grading locations. The initial design of the system proved that it can… (more)

Smith, Leanna Marie

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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EM Commerical Grade Dedication Class Slides  

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Grade Dedication Grade Dedication www.em.doe.gov safety performance cleanup closure E M Environmental Management 1 DOE TRAINING DOE TRAINING Commercial Grade Commercial Grade Dedication Dedication Training Training MODULE 1 Overview of CGD Process www.em.doe.gov safety performance cleanup closure E M Environmental Management 2 Course Objectives  Define the terms "commercial grade item" and "commercial grade services" g  Understand the process for commercial grade dedication (CGD)  Describe the bases for implementing each element of the generic process and how they relate to NQA-1 requirements and Electric Power Research Institute requirements and Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) Guidelines  Describe each element of the process

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PELICAN ISLAND Graded dirt road  

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Audubon SanctuaryRecommended route A B C D E F 0.5 mile BOLIVAR PENINSULA N to Crystal Beach Paved road #12;Bryan Beach Old Brazos River 1 mile N Paved road Graded dirt road Walking path Dike/Berm Mudflat

Lee, Cin-Ty Aeolus

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www.mdpi.com/journal/ijms Physical Properties of Normal Grade Biodiesel and Winter Grade Biodiesel  

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Abstract: In this study, optical and thermal properties of normal grade and winter grade palm oil biodiesel were investigated. Surface Plasmon Resonance and Photopyroelectric technique were used to evaluate the samples. The dispersion curve and thermal diffusivity were obtained. Consequently, the variation of refractive index, as a function of wavelength in normal grade biodiesel is faster than winter grade palm oil biodiesel, and the thermal diffusivity of winter grade biodiesel is higher than the thermal diffusivity of normal grade biodiesel. This is attributed to the higher palmitic acid C16:0 content in normal grade than in winter grade palm oil biodiesel.

Amir Reza Sadrolhosseini; Mohd Maarof Moksin; Harrison Lau; Lik Nang; Monir Norozi; W. Mahmood; Mat Yunus; Azmi Zakaria

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Grade 91 Steel Handbook  

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Detailed analysis of service experience with Grade 91 steels, as well as the results of long-term laboratory tests, has demonstrated that there are key issues associated with use of this tempered martensitic steel that require detailed consideration. These issues include:Review of composition effectsInfluence of fabrication variables on propertiesInfluence of heat treatment on propertiesWelding and post-weld heat treatment ...

2013-12-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Compressible Solution Properties of Amorphous Polystyrene-block-Polybutadiene, Crystalline Polystyrene-block-Poly(Hydrogenated Polybutadiene) and Their Corresponding Homopolymers: Fluid-Fluid, Fluid-Solid and Fluid-Micelle Phase Transitions in Propane and Propylene  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Abstract Polystyrene, polybutadiene, hydrogenated polybutadiene, and styrene diblock copolymers of these homopolymers can form homogenous solutions in compressible solvents, such as propane and propylene, which separate into two bulk phases upon reducing pressure. The cloud and micellization pressures for homopolymer and diblock copolymers are generally found to be higher in propane than in propylene, except for hydrogenated polybutadiene and polystyrene-block-(hydrogenated polybutadiene). Hydrogenated polybutadiene homopolymers and copolymers exhibit relatively pressure-independent crystallization and melting observed in both propane and propylene solutions.

Hong, Kunlun [ORNL; Mays, Jimmy [ORNL; Winoto, Winoto [University of Wyoming, Laramie; Radosz, Maciej [University of Wyoming, Laramie

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Washington Refiner Gasoline Prices by Grade and Sales Type  

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Refiner Gasoline Prices by Grade and Sales Type (Dollars per Gallon Excluding Taxes) ... History; Gasoline, All Grades : Through Retail Outlets: ...

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North Carolina Refiner Gasoline Prices by Grade and Sales Type  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Refiner Gasoline Prices by Grade and Sales Type (Dollars per Gallon Excluding Taxes) Area: ... History; Gasoline, All Grades : Through Retail ...

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EM Commerical Grade Dedication Class Slides  

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

PowerPoint presentation used in the EM sponsored commercial grade dedication (CGD) class. This class is designed to provide an understanding of the process for CGD.

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Reproducible Preparation of Au/TS-1 with High Reaction Rate for Gas Phase Epoxidation of Propylene  

SciTech Connect

A refined and reliable synthesis procedure for Au/TS-1(Si/Ti molar ratio {approx}100) with high reaction rate for the direct gas phase epoxidation of propylene has been developed by studying the effects of pH of the gold slurry solution, mixing time, and preparation temperature for deposition precipitation (DP) of Au on TS-1 supports. Au/TS-1 catalysts prepared at optimal DP conditions (pH {approx} 7.3, mixing for 9.5 h, room temperature) showed an average PO rate {approx} 160 g{sub PO} h{sup -1} kg{sub Cat}{sup -1} at 200 C at 1 atm. A reproducibility better than {+-}10% was demonstrated by nine independent samples prepared at the same conditions. These are the highest rates yet reported at 200 C. No visible gold particles were observed by the HRTEM analysis in the fresh Au/TS-1 with gold loading up to {approx}0.1 wt%, indicating that the gold species were smaller than 1 nm. Additionally, the rate per gram of Au and the catalyst stability increased as the Au loading decreased, giving a maximum value of 500 g{sub PO} h{sup -1} g{sub Au}{sup -1}, and Si/Ti molar ratios of {approx}100 gave the highest rates.

Lee W. S.; Stach E.; Akatay, M.C.; Ribeiro, F.H.; Delgass, N.

2012-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Power-grade butanol recovery and utilization  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

As an alternative to the traditional recovery systems, it was proposed in a previous publication that the n-butanol/acetone/ethanol fermentation products could be recovered as a power grade fuel blend and used directly as a fuel. This would affect a savings in process energy requirements because each chemical component would not have to be processed individually to technical grade purity. Further, some residual water could be tolerated in the fuel blend. To develop such a power grade fuel recovery scheme beyond the conceptual stage, the Energy Research and Resource Division of the Kansas Energy Office undertook a two-fold program to demonstrate and test a power grade butanol/acetone/ethanol fuel recovery system, and further to demonstrate the feasibility of using the fuel blend in a standard type engine. A development program was initiated to accomplish the following objectives: design and test an operational power grade butanol recovery plant that would operate at one liter per hour output; and test and assess the performance of power grade butanol in a spark ignition automotive engine. This project has demonstrated that recovery of a power grade butanol fuel blend is simple and can be accomplished at a considered energy advantage over ethanol. It was further demonstrated that such a power grade blend works well in a typical spark ignition engine.

Noon, R.

1982-02-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Requirements Flowdown and Graded Approach to QA  

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

Graded Approach Model and Expectation Graded Approach Model and Expectation Page 1 of 18 Office of Environmental Management And Energy Facility Contractors Group Quality Assurance Improvement Project Plan Project Focus Area Task # and Description Deliverable Project Area 1: Requirements Flow Down Task #1.9 - Complete White Paper covering procurement QA process flow diagram Draft White Paper and Amended Flow Diagram Project Area 4: Graded Approach Implementation Task #4.4 - In coordination with Project Focus Area #1, provide an EM expectation for application of the graded approach to procurement. EM Graded Approach Procedure for Procurements Approvals: Yes/No/NA Project Managers: S. Waisley, D. Tuttel Y Executive Committee: D. Chung, J. Yanek, N. Barker,

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Upgrading Below-Grade Spaces: Assessing Priorities  

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

Below-Grade Spaces: Below-Grade Spaces: Assessing Priorities Sam Breidenbach [Cold climate bias] Gap-Balancing risk and homeowner expectations * Managing risk and challenges for contractors - Moisture, mold and liability - Durability/Sustainability - Design/build vs. owner's architect - Contract language to reduce liability - Aligning technical details with specific situations - Below grade spaces are business opportunities - Selling and Competition Gap-Balancing risk and homeowner expectations * Homeowner Expectations and Priorities - Focused on "house beautiful" until technical failure occurs - Health related issues - Opportunity to conserve energy - Cost vs. value-"inexpensive additional space" - Expectations not aligned with physical realities.

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Classes and Grades of Ductile Iron  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Table 1   Ductile iron properties of various industry and international standards...Table 1 Ductile iron properties of various industry and international standards Grade Tensile strength 0.2% offset yield

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Requirements Flowdown and Graded Approach to QA  

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

This document provides the method for applying a graded approach to procurement activities across Department of Energy (DOE) Environmental Management (EM).  The document is to be used by EM...

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Commercial Grade Dedication Survey and Training  

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

This survey was conducted to obtain input from EM contractors on processes used to perform Commercial Grade Item (CGI) dedication.  The intended use of this information is to form the basis for...

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Massachusetts Refiner Gasoline Prices by Grade and Sales Type  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Refiner Gasoline Prices by Grade and Sales Type (Dollars per Gallon Excluding Taxes) Area: ... History; Gasoline, All Grades : Through Retail Outlets: ...

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Sub-Grade Corrosion Inspection Guide  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The electric power industry maintains an immense number of transmission and distribution structures that are subject to sub-grade corrosion. As this vast fleet ages, the inspection, assessment, and maintenance of existing facilities have become increasingly important topics. This report is a comprehensive summary of corrosion basics as they apply to sub-grade corrosion in tubular structures. Coverage includes the electrochemical mechanisms of corrosion, types of corrosion, laboratory methods for measurin...

2009-12-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Review of Commercial Grade Dedication Plans for the Safety Instrumente...  

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

... 10 Acronyms BPCS Basic Process Control System CGD Commercial Grade Dedication CHAP Consolidated Hazard Analysis Process...

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Propane/Propylene  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

-No Data Reported; --= Not Applicable; NA = Not Available; W = Withheld to avoid disclosure of individual company data. Notes: Shell storage capacity ...

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Dynamics of Propane in Silica Mesopores Formed upon PropyleneHydrogenation over Pt Nanoparticles by Time-Resolved FT-IRSpectroscopy  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Propylene hydrogenation over Pt nanoparticles supported onmesoporous silica type SBA-15 was monitored by time-resolved FT-IRspectroscopy at 23 ms resolution using short propylene gas pulses thatjoined a continuous flow of hydrogen in N2 (1 atm total pressure).Experiments were conducted in the temperature range 323-413 K. Propanewas formed within 100 milliseconds or faster. The CH stretching regionrevealed distinct bands for propane molecules emerging inside thenanoscale channels of the silica support. Spectral analysis gave thedistribution of the propane product between support and surrounding gasphase as function of time. Kinetic analysis showed that the escape ofpropane molecules from the channels occurred within hundreds ofmilliseconds (3.1 + 0.4 s-1 at 383 K). A steady state distribution ofpropane between gas phase and mesoporous support is established as theproduct is swept from the catalyst zone by the continuous flow ofhydrogen co-reactant. This is the first direct spectroscopic observationof emerging products of heterogeneous catalysis on nanoporous supportsunder reaction conditions.

Waslylenko, Walter; Frei, Heinz

2007-01-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Introductory Material Grade Level& Content Area: Grade 6-8 Physics  

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Introductory Material Grade Level& Content Area: Grade 6-8 Physics Title of Lesson: ENERGY Main Concept/Big Idea: Energy and its types Objective: TSWBAT Accurately define energy Accurately compare and contrast the two types of energy Standards: Standard 3.2.10.B2: Explain how the overall energy flowing

VanDieren, Monica

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Axial grading of inert matrix fuels  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Burning actinides in an inert matrix fuel to 750 MWd/kg IHM results in a significant reduction in transuranic isotopes. However, achieving this level of burnup in a standard light water reactor would require residence times that are twice that of uranium dioxide fuels. The reactivity of an inert matrix assembly at the end of life is less than 1/3 of its beginning of life reactivity leading to undesirable radial and axial power peaking in the reactor core. Here we show that axial grading of the inert matrix fuel rods can reduce peaking significantly. Monte Carlo simulations are used to model the assembly level power distributions in both ungraded and graded fuel rods. The results show that an axial grading of uranium dioxide and inert matrix fuels with erbium can reduces power peaking by more than 50% in the axial direction. The reduction in power peaking enables the core to operate at significantly higher power. (authors)

Recktenwald, G. D.; Deinert, M. R. [Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, Univ. of Texas, Austin, TX (United States)

2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

51

Understanding Premium Power Grades: Final Report  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

For many utility customers, quality of power has become as important as reliability of power, and providing this required quality serves as the basis of a premium power offering. This report addresses the key technical and economic issues related to premium power grades that utilities, regulators, and end users need to understand to make informed decisions.

2000-11-17T23:59:59.000Z

52

Student Grading Policies: Legal Issues and Administrative Review  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This case study focuses on the legal aspects of school district grading policies. Given parental and student challenges to assigned grades, a school district and its employees must be prepared to respond appropriately to substantive and procedural claims. ...

Richard A. Gregory

2005-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

53

Commercial Grade Dedication Survey and Training  

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

Office of Environmental Management Office of Environmental Management And Energy Facility Contractors Group Quality Assurance Improvement Project Plan Project Focus Area Task # and Description Deliverable Project Area 3-Commercial Grade Item and Services Dedication 3.1-Complete a survey of selected EM contractors to identify the process and basis for their CGI dedication program including safety classification of items being dedicated for nuclear applications within their facilities Completed Survey Approvals: Yes/No/NA Project Managers: S. Waisley, D. Tuttel Yes Executive Committee: D. Chung, J. Yanek, N. Barker, D. Amerine No EM QA Corporate Board: No Energy Facility Contractors Group EM/EFCOG Quality Assurance Improvement Project Plan Project Focus Area #3 -Commercial Grade Item and Services Dedication Implementation and Nuclear

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Microsoft Word - Title page grade5.docx  

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5 5 th grade Author: Angelique Harshman Editors: Beverly Baker, Angelique Harhsman, Rebecca Shankland, and Sue Watts Layout & Design: Claire Roybal of Claire Roybal & Associates Ltd. Pajarito Plateau Field Science Curriculum 5th Grade Lesson 2 Page 30 OVERVIEW OF LESSON In this activity, students will examine how tree parts work together, learn about the importance of snags for wildlife, and survey a wooded area for snags. STUDENT OBJECTIVES * Students will actively learn how all the parts of a tree function. * Students will participate in a scientific study analyzing a wooded area near their school. * Students will discuss the impact human activity can have on the environment. BACKGROUND Trees are truly amazing organisms. They are powered

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Deposition of Graded Thermal Barrier Coatings for Gas Turbine ...  

Wind Energy Industrial Technologies Advanced Materials Deposition of Graded Thermal Barrier Coatings for Gas Turbine Blades Sandia National ...

56

Solid Oxide Membrane Process for Solar Grade Silicon Production ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Presentation Title, Solid Oxide Membrane Process for Solar Grade Silicon ... Polysilicon in Photovoltaics: Market Conditions & Competing PV Technologies.

57

Removal of Inclusions from Solar Grade Silicon Using ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Polysilicon in Photovoltaics: Market Conditions & Competing PV Technologies ... Removal of Inclusions from Solar Grade Silicon Using Electromagnetic Field.

58

Fabrication of Highly Luminescent Graded Core/Shell ...  

Paul Alivisatos, Erik Scher, and Liberato Manna have grown graded shells on CdSe core nanorods. Traditional techniques have ...

59

Sub-Grade Corrosion Management Guide  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The electric power industry maintains an immense number of transmission and distribution structures that are subject to sub-grade corrosion. As this vast fleet ages, the inspection, assessment, and remediation of existing facilities have become increasingly important topics. This report is a comprehensive summary of corrosion basics including the electrochemical mechanisms of corrosion, types of corrosion, the role of environmental factors, laboratory methods for measuring corrosion, field methods for lo...

2009-12-23T23:59:59.000Z

60

Nondestructive Evaluation of Nuclear-Grade Graphite  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Nondestructive Evaluation of Nuclear Grade Graphite Dennis C. Kunerth and Timothy R. McJunkin Idaho National Laboratory Idaho Falls, ID, 83415 This paper discusses the nondestructive evaluation of nuclear grade graphite performed at the Idaho National Laboratory. Graphite is a composite material highly dependent on the base material and manufacturing methods. As a result, material variations are expected within individual billets as well billet to billet and lot to lot. Several methods of evaluating the material have been explored. Particular technologies each provide a subset of information about the material. This paper focuses on techniques that are applicable to in-service inspection of nuclear energy plant components. Eddy current examination of the available surfaces provides information on potential near surface structural defects and although limited, ultrasonics can be utilized in conventional volumetric inspection. Material condition (e.g. micro-cracking and porosity induced by radiation and stress) can be derived from backscatter or acousto-ultrasound (AU) methods. Novel approaches utilizing phased array ultrasonics have been attempted to expand the abilities of AU techniques. By combining variable placement of apertures, angle and depth of focus, the techniques provide the potential to obtain parameters at various depths in the material. Initial results of the study and possible procedures for application of the techniques are discussed.

Dennis C. Kunerth; Timothy R. McJunkin

2011-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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61

Grading of lumber using stress waves  

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The goal of this research was to develop stress wave grading technology suitable for small lumber mills. Specific goals include: 1) develop an ultrasonic probe configuration to facilitate real-time grain angle and edge knot measurement, 2) determine the statistical correlation between localized stress wave indices and lumber tensile strength and 3) compare the ultrasonic technique with other nondestructive evaluation (NDE) measurements including static MOE, impact stress wave and transverse vibration. Two hundred pieces of 2 x 6 Southern Pine lumber were randomly sampled. Material properties and NDE measurements such as static MOE, impact stress wave and transverse vibration MOEs were collected for the lumber. Before proceeding with final ultrasonic testing, pilot studies were done to study the effect of the strength reducing factors, such as grain angle and edge knots, on ultrasonic wave velocity. Wave velocity decreased as grain angle increased, with more apparent loss taking place at lower angles. The presence of edge knots decreased the wave velocity as measured along the narrow edge of the lumber. Using the knowledge gained from the pilot studies an ultrasonic probe configuration was devised to detect gross grain angle and edge knots. The tests were carried on the lumber using the configuration. Statistical models from localized stress wave indices were developed to predict the tensile strength. The linear correlation between predicted and actual ultimate tensile strength was 0.724. Ultrasonic testing was a slightly better predictor of ultimate tensile strength than shortspan bending, impact stress wave and transverse vibration techniques which had linear correlations of 0.716, 0.696 and 0.716 respectively. Separately including impact stress wave and transverse vibration MOEs into the ultrasonic model resulted in improved linear correlations of 0.769 and 0.787, respectively. In summary, knowledge from this study will be useful in the continuing development of stress wave lumber grading technology. Even though the results were only slightly better than those with short span bending and transverse vibration techniques, the ultrasonic technique appears to be promising for grading of wood.

Bethi, Rajeshwar

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A matrix description for $K_1$ of graded rings.  

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The current paper is dedicated to the study of the classical $K$-theory of graded rings. Let $A$ be a $\\Gamma$ graded ring with identity 1, where the grading $\\Gamma$ is an abelian group. We associate a category with suspension to the $\\Gamma$ graded ring $A$, this allows us to generalize Bass' $K_1$ group to the setting of $\\Gamma$ graded rings. The generalized graded $K_1^{gr}$ is not only an abelian group but also a $\\mathbb Z[\\Gamma]$-module. Furthermore the generalization implies that there exists "locally" a matrix description for $K_1^{gr}$ of graded rings. The matrix description reveals a possibility for computing $K_1^{gr}$ of various types of graded rings. The generalized $K_1^{gr}$ satisfies the well known $K$-theory exact sequence $$ K_{1}^{gr}(A,I)\\to K_1^{gr}(A)\\to K_1^{gr}(A/I) $$ for any graded ideal $I$ of $A$. Finally, as an easy application, we compute $K^{gr}_1$ of cross products.

Zuhong Zhang

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Table 43. Refiner Motor Gasoline Volumes by Grade, Sales Type...  

Annual Energy Outlook 2012 (EIA)

220 Energy Information AdministrationPetroleum Marketing Annual 1998 Table 43. Refiner Motor Gasoline Volumes by Grade, Sales Type, PAD District, and State (Thousand Gallons per...

64

Table 28. Motor Gasoline Prices by Grade, Sales Type, PAD ...  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

U.S. Energy Information Administration/Petroleum Marketing Monthly January 2012 56 Table 28. Motor Gasoline Prices by Grade, Sales Type, PAD District, and State

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Table 31. Refiner Motor Gasoline Prices by Grade, Sales Type ...  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

U.S. Energy Information Administration/Petroleum Marketing Monthly February 2012 76 Table 31. Refiner Motor Gasoline Prices by Grade, Sales Type, PAD District, and State

66

Graded Bioactive Glass and Glass/Ceramic Coatings for ...  

For Industry; For Researchers; Success Stories; About Us; Available Technologies. ... Graded Bioactive Glass and Glass/Ceramic Coatings for Metal Bone ...

67

Creation of Spinel and Functionally Graded Nano-Materials through ...  

Creation of Spinel and Functionally Graded Nano-Materials through Displacement Reactions Note: The technology described above is an early stage opportunity.

68

Petroleum Products Table 31. Motor Gasoline Prices by Grade...  

Annual Energy Outlook 2012 (EIA)

Information AdministrationPetroleum Marketing Annual 2000 Table 31. Motor Gasoline Prices by Grade, Sales Type, PAD District, and State (Cents per Gallon Excluding Taxes) -...

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Petroleum Products Table 31. Motor Gasoline Prices by Grade...  

Annual Energy Outlook 2012 (EIA)

Information Administration Petroleum Marketing Annual 1995 Table 31. Motor Gasoline Prices by Grade, Sales Type, PAD District, and State (Cents per Gallon Excluding Taxes) -...

70

Vocabulary Development and Instruction: A Handbook for Primary Grade Teachers.  

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??ABSTRACT VOCABULARY DEVELOPMENT AND INSTRUCTION: A HANDBOOK FOR PRIMARY GRADE TEACHERS by Mary B. Alldrin Master of Arts in Education Reading/Language Arts Option California State… (more)

Alldrin, Mary B.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

71

Refiner Prices of Gasoline, All Grades - Sales for Resale  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Refiner Gasoline Prices by Grade and Sales Type ... Download Series History: Definitions, Sources & Notes: ... Alabama: 2.759: 2.740: 2.731: ...

72

Oil-Grade Alloy 718 in Oil Field Drilling Applications  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper focuses on the performance of oil-grade alloy 718 for applications in bottom hole ... Additive Manufacturing for Superalloys - Producibility and Cost.

73

Bioleaching and electrobioleaching of low grade copper sulfide ore ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Abstract Scope, Low grade Copper sulfide ore of Sarcheshmeh copper mine of Iran was leached using bioleaching mode and electrobioleaching mode.

74

Extracting Alumina from Low Grade Bauxite with Ammonium ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The alumina extracted rate can be about 82% to process low grade gibbsite from Indonesia. Proceedings Inclusion? Planned: Light Metals Volume ...

75

Optimal shape control of functionally graded smart plates using ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

and displacement control gains for the shape control of the functionally graded ... placement control gain values for the closed loop feedback control. The effect ...

76

Prime Supplier Sales Volumes of Petroleum Products by Grade,...  

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

Prime Supplier Sales Volumes of Petroleum Products by Grade, PAD District, and State (Thousand Gallons) Geographic Area Products June 1998 July 1998 August 1998 September 1998...

77

Table 34. Propane (Consumer Grade) Prices by Sales Type and ...  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

U.S. Energy Information Administration/Petroleum Marketing Monthly January 2012 88 Table 34. Propane (Consumer Grade) Prices by Sales Type and PAD ...

78

Metallurgical Analysis to Evaluate Cracking in a 316L Grade ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Abstract Scope, A spiral heat exchanger (SHE) constructed of Grade 316L stainless steel developed a leak after eight years of service as a condenser on a  ...

79

Gulf Coast (PADD 3) Refinery Grade Butane Stocks at Bulk ...  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Gulf Coast (PADD 3) Refinery Grade Butane Stocks at Bulk Terminals (Thousand Barrels) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec; 2005: 935: ...

80

Remark on the Serre-Swan theorem for graded manifolds  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Combining the Batchelor theorem and the Serre-Swan theorem, we come to that, given a smooth manifold $X$, a graded commutative $C^\\infty(X)$-algebra $\\cA$ is isomorphic to the structure ring of a graded manifold with a body $X$ iff it is the exterior algebra of some projective $C^\\infty(X)$-module of finite rank. In particular, it follows that odd fields in field theory on a smooth manifold $X$ can be represented by graded functions on some graded manifold with body $X$.

G. Sardanashvily

2013-04-04T23:59:59.000Z

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81

Researches on Reduction Roasting of Low-grade Manganese ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this study, a kind of abundant biomass, pine black charcoal, was firstly used as a substitute for coals to reduce low-grade manganese oxide ores.

82

Elimination of Weapons-Grade Plutonium Production | National...  

National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

Elimination of Weapons-Grade Plutonium Production | National Nuclear Security Administration Our Mission Managing the Stockpile Preventing Proliferation Powering the Nuclear Navy...

83

Evolution of Anode Grade Calcined Coke - Programmaster.org  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The term "anode grade coke" has been used as a broad definition to describe delayed coke with a sponge structure containing relatively low levels of trace ...

84

Method of making a functionally graded material  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A gelcasting method of making an internally graded article alternatively includes the steps of: preparing a slurry including a least two different phases suspended in a gelcasting solution, the phases characterized by having different settling characteristics; casting the slurry into a mold having a selected shape; allowing the slurry to stand for a sufficient period of time to permit desired gravitational fractionation in order to achieve a vertical compositional gradient in the molded slurry; gelling the slurry to form a solid gel while preserving the vertical compositional gradient in the molded slurry; drying the gel to form a dried green body; and sintering the dry green body to form a solid object, at least one property thereof varying along the vertical direction because of the compositional gradient in the molded slurry.

Lauf, Robert J. (Oak Ridge, TN); Menchhofer, Paul A. (Clinton, TN); Walls, Claudia A. (Oak Ridge, TN); Moorhead, Arthur J. (Knoxville, TN)

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Method of making a functionally graded material  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A gelcasting method of making an internally graded article includes the steps of: preparing at least two slurries, each of the slurries including a different gelcastable powder suspended in a gelcasting solution, the slurries characterized by having comparable shrinkage upon drying and sintering thereof; casting the slurries into a mold having a selected shape, wherein relative proportions of the slurries is varied in at least one direction within the selected shape; gelling the slurries to form a solid gel while preserving the variation in relative proportions of the slurries; drying the gel to form a dried green body; and sintering the dry green body to form a solid object, at least one property thereof varying because of the variation in relative proportions of the starting slurries. A gelcasting method of making an internally graded article alternatively includes the steps of: preparing a slurry including a least two different phases suspended in a gelcasting solution, the phases characterized by having different settling characteristics; casting the slurry into a mold having a selected shape; allowing the slurry to stand for a sufficient period of time to permit desired gravitational fractionation in order to achieve a vertical compositional gradient in the molded slurry; gelling the slurry to form a solid gel while preserving the vertical compositional gradient in the molded slurry; drying the gel to form a dried green body; and sintering the dry green body to form a solid object, at least one property thereof varying along the vertical direction because of the compositional gradient in the molded slurry.

Lauf, Robert J. (Oak Ridge, TN); Menchhofer, Paul A. (Clinton, TN); Walls, Claudia A. (Oak Ridge, TN)

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

86

Prostate cancer grading: Gland segmentation and structural features  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this paper, we introduce a novel approach to grade prostate malignancy using digitized histopathological specimens of the prostate tissue. Most of the approaches proposed in the literature to address this problem utilize various textural features ... Keywords: Benign, Carcinoma, Gland segmentation, Gleason grading system, Nuclei, Prostate cancer

Kien Nguyen; Bikash Sabata; Anil K. Jain

2012-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

87

Grading of construction aggregate through machine vision: Results and prospects  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Traditionally, crushed aggregate to be used in construction is graded using sieves. We describe an innovative machine vision approach to such grading. Our operational scenario is one where a camera takes images from directly overhead of a layer of aggregate ... Keywords: Construction industry, Image database, Machine vision, Supervised and unsupervised classification, Wavelet transform

Fionn Murtagh; Xiaoyu Qiao; Paul Walsh; P. A. M. Basheer; Danny Crookes; Adrian Long

2005-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

88

Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream (1st Grade) Lesson Plan  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream (1st Grade) Lesson Plan Science Standards Addressed (From the Colorado=0 Standard 1 - Physical Science 1st Grade: Outcome 1: Solids and liquids have unique properties) Large Metal or plastic mixing bowl Wire whisk and wooden spoon 4 cups heavy cream 1-1/2 Half & Half

89

Low-Cost Illumination-Grade LEDs  

SciTech Connect

Solid State Lighting is a cost-effective, energy-conserving technology serving a rapidly expand- ing multi-billion dollar market. This program was designed to accelerate this lighting revolution by reducing the manufacturing cost of Illumination-Grade LEDs. The technical strategy was to investigate growth substrate alternatives to standard planar sapphire, select the most effective and compatible option, and demonstrate a significant increase in Lumen/$ with a marketable LED. The most obvious alternate substrate, silicon, was extensively studied in the first two years of the program. The superior thermal and mechanical properties of Si were expected to improve wavelength uniformity and hence color yield in the manufacture of high-power illumination- grade LEDs. However, improvements in efficiency and epitaxy uniformity on standard c-plane sapphire diminished the advantages of switching to Si. Furthermore, the cost of sapphire decreased significantly and the cost of processing Si devices using our thin film process was higher than expected. We concluded that GaN on Si was a viable technology but not a practical option for Philips Lumileds. Therefore in 2012 and 2013, we sought and received amendments which broadened the scope to include other substrates and extended the time of execution. Proprietary engineered substrates, off-axis (non-c-plane) sapphire, and c-plane patterned sapphire substrates (PSS) were all investigated in the final 18 months of this program. Excellent epitaxy quality was achieved on all three candidates; however we eliminated engineered substrates and non-c-plane sapphire because of their higher combined cost of substrate, device fabrication and packaging. Ultimately, by fabricating a flip-chip (FC) LED based upon c-plane PSS we attained a 42% reduction in LED manufacturing cost relative to our LUXEON Rebel product (Q1-2012). Combined with a flux gain from 85 to 102 Lm, the LUXEON Q delivered a 210% increase in Lm/$ over this time period. The technology was commercialized in our LUXEON Q product in Sept., 2013. Also, the retention of the sapphire increased the robustness of the device, enabling sales of low-cost submount-free chips to lighting manufacturers. Thus, blue LED die sales were initiated in the form of a PSS-FC in February, 2013.

Epler, John

2013-08-31T23:59:59.000Z

90

High-grade paper recycling: A program management perspective  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Recycling of high-grade paper is one method of reducing the use of natural resources and the amount of waste being emitted into the environment, both in the process of manufacturing and in the disposal of unneeded documents. The Air Force Materiel Command (AFMC) is a significant user of high-grade paper, thus recycling represents a potential saving to society in the form of lessened negative impact on the environment as the result of AFMC operations. The possibility also exists for AFMC to reduce operating costs. The purpose of this study is to explore means of reducing high-grade paper disposal by AFMC, examine program management of high-grade paper recycling by AFMC, and apply effective program management processes to the AFMC high-grade paper recycling program.

Carter, R.L.

1999-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

91

Enrollment Management Systems Page 1 To upload a syllabus to a class, navigate to Online Grading. To navigate to Online Grading from the  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Grading. To navigate to Online Grading from the student search, select the applications tab in the navigation bar at the top of the screen. Select Online Grading. Once you enter Online Grading, you will see icon will appear next to the class you have added a syllabus to. Keep in mind that the syllabus is term

Palmeri, Thomas

92

Refiner Prices of Gasoline, All Grades - Sales to End Users  

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

Product/ Sales Type: Gasoline, All Grades - Sales to End Users (U.S. only) Gasoline, All Grades - Through Retail Outlets Gasoline, All Grades - Other End Users Gasoline, All Grades - Sales for Resale Gasoline, All Grades - DTW (U.S. only) Gasoline, All Grades - Rack (U.S. only) Gasoline, All Grades - Bulk (U.S. only) Regular Gasoline - Sales to End Users (U.S. only) Regular Gasoline - Through Retail Outlets Regular Gasoline - Other End Users Regular Gasoline - Sales for Resale Regular Gasoline - DTW (U.S. only) Regular Gasoline - Rack (U.S. only) Regular Gasoline - Bulk (U.S. only) Midgrade Gasoline - Sales to End Users (U.S. only) Midgrade Gasoline - Through Retail Outlets Midgrade Gasoline - Other End Users Midgrade Gasoline - Sales for Resale Midgrade Gasoline - DTW (U.S. only) Midgrade Gasoline - Rack (U.S. only) Midgrade Gasoline - Bulk (U.S. only) Premium - Sales to End Users (U.S. only) Premium Gasoline - Through Retail Outlets Premium Gasoline - Other End Users Premium Gasoline - Sales for Resale Premium Gasoline - DTW (U.S. only) Premium Gasoline - Rack (U.S. only) Premium Gasoline - Bulk (U.S. only) Period: Monthly Annual

93

Thermal conductivity of mass-graded graphene flakes  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

In this letter we investigate thermal conductions in mass-graded graphene flakes by nonequilibrium molecular dynamics simulations. It shows mass-graded graphene flakes reveal no thermal rectification effect in thermal conduction process. Dependences of thermal conductivity upon the heat fluxes and the mass gradients are studied. It is found that thermal conductivity would be dramatically decreased by increasing the mass gradients. We also discuss the influence of thermal curvatures and thermal expansions upon the thermal conduction process in mass-graded graphene flakes.

Cheh, Jigger

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Table 32. Conventional Motor Gasoline Prices by Grade, Sales...  

Annual Energy Outlook 2012 (EIA)

Type, PAD District, and State (Cents per Gallon Excluding Taxes) - Continued Geographic Area Month Premium All Grades Sales to End Users Sales for Resale Sales to End Users Sales...

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Table 43. Refiner Motor Gasoline Volumes by Grade, Sales Type...  

Annual Energy Outlook 2012 (EIA)

Sales Type, PAD District, and State (Thousand Gallons per Day) - Continued Geographic Area Month Premium All Grades Sales to End Users Sales for Resale Sales to End Users Sales...

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Applying Safety Treatments To Rail-Highway At-Grade Crossings  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Safety Treatments To Rail-Highway At-Grade Crossings Douglas12! SECTION 2: AT-GRADE RAIL CROSSING SAFETYTreatments at Rail-Highway Level Crossings.. 51!

Cooper, Douglas L; Ragland, David R

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

97

The Grades 11 and 12 Low Alloy Steel Handbook  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The design conditions of different fossil power boilers vary, and in a large power generating system, many different alloys can be used in various product forms. Although specifications and standards apply to these alloys, utility engineers frequently need basic metallurgical information to8212part of an ongoing series of metallurgical handbooks developed under the EPRI Fossil Materials and Repair Program (Program 87)8212is Grade 11 and Grade 12 steels.

2007-03-30T23:59:59.000Z

98

Stocks of Propane/Propylene  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Stocks held at natural gas processing plants are included in "Other Oils" and in totals. All stock levels are as of the end of the period.

99

Refinery Net Production of Propylene  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

East Coast: 445: 448: 420: 415: 409: 431: 2005-2013: PADD 2: 911: 1,001: 883: 1,162: 1,162: 996: 2005-2013: ... La. Gulf Coast: 3,576: 3,418: 2,883: ...

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Stocks of Propane/Propylene  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

64,614 64,498 64,439 65,455 67,025 66,477 1993-2013 PADD 1 3,257 3,326 3,439 3,593 4,008 3,993 1993-2013 New England 31 31 31 31 267 267 1993-2013 Central Atlantic 2,479 2,476...

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Imports of Propane/Propylene  

Annual Energy Outlook 2012 (EIA)

61 103 59 92 64 125 2004-2013 East Coast (PADD 1) 30.9 24.2 26.9 37.9 33.7 38.9 1993-2013 Midwest (PADD 2) 24.0 75.5 27.6 38.3 17.9 76.6 1993-2013 Gulf Coast (PADD 3) 0 0 0 0 0 0...

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Stocks of Propane/Propylene  

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

Weekly Download Series History Download Series History Definitions, Sources & Notes Definitions, Sources & Notes Show Data By: Data Series Area 083013 090613 091313 092013...

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Solar-Grade Silicon from Metallurgical-Grade Silicon Via Iodine Chemical Vapor Transport Purification: Preprint  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This conference paper describes the atmospheric-pressure in an ''open'' reactor, SiI2 transfers from a hot (>1100C) Si source to a cooler (>750C) Si substrate and decomposes easily via 2SiI2 Si+ SiI4 with up to 5?m/min deposition rate. SiI4 returns to cyclically transport more Si. When the source is metallurgical-grade Si, impurities can be effectively removed by three mechanisms: (1) differing free energies of formation in forming silicon and impurity iodides; (2) distillation; and (3) differing standard free energies of formation during deposition. Distillation has been previously reported. Here, we focused on mechanisms (1) and (3). We made feedstock, analyzed the impurity levels, grew Czochralski single crystals, and evaluated crystal and photovoltaic properties. Cell efficiencies of 9.5% were obtained. Incorporating distillation (step 2) should increase this to a viable level.

Ciszek, T. F.; Wang, T. H.; Page, M. R.; Bauer, R. E.; Landry, M. D.

2002-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

104

Hot Cell Examination of Weapons-Grade MOX Fuel  

SciTech Connect

The U.S. Department of Energy has decided to dispose of a portion of the nation s surplus weapons-grade plutonium by reconstituting it into mixed oxide (MOX) fuel and irradiating it in commercial power reactors. Four lead assemblies were manufactured with weapons-grade MOX and irradiated to a maximum fuel rod burnup of 47.3 MWd/kg. As part of the fuel qualification process, five fuel rods with varying burnups and plutonium contents were selected from one of the assemblies and shipped to Oak Ridge National Laboratory for hot cell examination. This is the first hot cell examination of weapons-grade MOX fuel. The rods have been examined nondestructively with the ADEPT apparatus and are currently being destructively examined. Examinations completed to date include length measurements, visual examination, gamma scanning, profilometry, eddy-current testing, gas measurement and analysis, and optical metallography. Representative results of these examinations are reviewed and found to be consistent with predictions and with prior experience with reactor-grade MOX fuel. The results will be used to support licensing of weapons-grade MOX for batch use in commercial power reactors.

Morris, Robert Noel [ORNL; Bevard, Bruce Balkcom [ORNL; McCoy, Kevin [Areva NP

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Mastery of sixth-grade mathematics expectations as measured by the seventh-grade Michigan Education Assessment Program from 2005 to 2007.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

?? Purpose. The purpose of this study is to document sixth-grade mathematics mastery as measured by the seventh-grade Michigan Education Assessment Program (MEAP) over a… (more)

Prince, Marian

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

106

Chlorine Free Technology for Solar-Grade Silicon Manufacturing: Preprint  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Due to the development of the solar energy industry, a significant increase of polysilicon feedstock (PSF) production will be required in near future. The creation of special technology of solar grade polysilicon feedstock production is an important problem. Today, semiconductor-grade polysilicon is mainly manufactured using the trichlorosilane (SiHCl3) distillation and reduction. The feed-stock for trichlorosilane is metallurgical-grade silicon, the product of reduction of natural quartzite (silica). This polysilicon production method is characterized by high energy consumption and large amounts of wastes, containing environmentally harmful chlorine based compounds. In the former USSR the principles of industrial method for production of monosilane and polycrystalline silicon by thermal decomposition of monosilane were founded. This technology was proved in industrial scale at production of gaseous monosilane and PSF. We offered new chlorine free technology (CFT). Originality and novelty of the process were confirmed by Russian and US patents.

Strebkov, D. S.; Pinov, A. P.; Zadde, V. V.; Lebedev, E. N.; Belov, E. P.; Efimov, N. K.; Kleshevnikova, S. I.; Touryan, K.; Bleak, D.

2004-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Numericl modeling of graded band gap CIGS solar cells  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The high efficiency reported recently by NREL for CIGS solar cells demonstrates the potential of band gap grading in producing high efficiency thin film solar cells. In order to reap the full benefits of this design strategy, a clear understanding of the fundamental device physics of these structures is needed. The purpose of this paper is to examine the role grading of the band gap plays in achieving high conversion efficiencies. To aid in this examination, a detailed numerical device simulation program, ADEPT, is used.

Gray, J.L.; Lee, Youn Jung

1994-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

108

Strategies for denaturing the weapons-grade plutonium stockpile  

SciTech Connect

In the next few years, approximately 50 metric tons of weapons-grade plutonium and 150 metric tons of highly-enriched uranium (HEU) may be removed from nuclear weapons in the US and declared excess. These materials represent a significant energy resource that could substantially contribute to our national energy requirements. HEU can be used as fuel in naval reactors, or diluted with depleted uranium for use as fuel in commercial reactors. This paper proposes to use the weapons-grade plutonium as fuel in light water reactors. The first such reactor would demonstrate the dual objectives of producing electrical power and denaturing the plutonium to prevent use in nuclear weapons.

Buckner, M.R.; Parks, P.B.

1992-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

109

The Woman In Black AS Grade Distribution Tool  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The Woman In Black AS Grade Distribution Tool Smithsonian's National Museum Of African History! For any questions, please contact: mznekleung@gmail.com #12;Black History Month By: Stephan Leung, CAN Douglass. During this Black History Month, we remember and reflect on the important people and events which

Blanco, Philip R.

110

D15: Fabrication of Functionally Graded Materials by Directional ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Abstract Scope, The present paper is aimed showing a method of graded ... by the interaction between the thermoelectric current and the applied magnetic field, ... Solubility in the CaO-SiO2-FeOt Based Welding Flux System Containing NaF.

111

Petroleum Products Table 31. Motor Gasoline Prices by Grade...  

Annual Energy Outlook 2012 (EIA)

62.6 71.6 92.3 89.9 82.6 72.7 - 78.2 See footnotes at end of table. 31. Motor Gasoline Prices by Grade, Sales Type, PAD District, and State 56 Energy Information Administration ...

112

Disposition of weapons-grade plutonium in Westinghouse reactors  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We have studied the feasibility of using weapons-grade plutonium in the form of mixed-oxide (MOX) fuel in existing Westinghouse reactors. We have designed three transition cycles from an all LEU core to a partial MOX core. We found that four-loop Westinghouse reactors such as the Vogtle power plant are capable of handling up to 45 percent weapons-grade MOX loading without any modifications. We have also designed two kinds of weapons-grade MOX assemblies with three enrichments per assembly and four enrichments total. Wet annular burnable absorber (WABA) rods were used in all the feed and some burned MOX assemblies and some LEU feed assemblies. Integral fuel burnable absorber (IFBA) was used in the rest of the LEU feed assemblies. The average discharge burnup of MOX assemblies was over 47,000 MWD/MTM, which is more than enough to meet the "spent fuel standard." One unit is capable of consuming 0.462 MT of weapons-grade plutonium a year. Preliminary analyses showed that important reactor physics parameters for the three transitions cycles are comparable to those of LEU cores including boron levels, reactivity coefficients, peaking factors, and shutdown margins. Further transient analyses need to be performed.

Alsaed, Abdelhalim Ali

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

113

Young children's computer skills development from kindergarten to third grade  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This investigation explores young children's computer skills development from kindergarten to third grade using the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study-Kindergarten (ECLS-K) dataset. The sample size of the study was 8642 children. Latent growth curve ... Keywords: Computer skills, Kindergarten, Latent growth curve modeling

Mesut Saçkes; Kathy Cabe Trundle; Randy L. Bell

2011-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

114

Fabricating of Lithium-Battery-Grade Precursor Salt Cobaltous Carbonate  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Some factors affect precursor capability, for example: raw material CoCl2 solution impurity?feeding methods of reactants?solutions’ pH value of deposition reaction?washing conditions, etc.. Cobalt chloride is chosen as raw ... Keywords: Salt Cobalt Carbonate, Cobalt Chloride, battery-grade Precursor, Shape

Jian Zhou; Li-jun Li; Gong-xiu He; Ke Chen

2010-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

115

Disposition of Weapons-Grade Plutonium in Westinghouse Reactors  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Disposition of Weapons-Grade Plutonium in Westinghouse Reactors Abdelhalim Ali Alsaed and Marvin Adams We have studied the feasibility of using weapons-grade plutonium in the form of mixed-oxide (MOX) fuel in existing Westinghouse reactors. We have designed three transition cycles from an all LEU core to a partial MOX core. We found that four-loop Westinghouse reactors such as the Vogtle power plant are capable of handling up to 45 percent weapons-grade MOX loading without any modifications. We have also designed two kinds of weapons-grade MOX assemblies with three enrichments per assembly and four total enrichments. Wet annular burnable absorber (WABA) rods were used in all the MOX feed assemblies, some burned MOX assemblies, and some LEU feed assemblies. Integral fuel burnable absorber (IFBA) was used in the rest of the LEU feed assemblies. The average discharge burnup of MOX assemblies was over 47,000 MWD/MTM, which is more than enough to meet the "spent fuel standard." One unit is ...

No. De-fc-al; Abdelhalim Ali Alsaed; Abdelhalim Ali Alsaed; Marvin Adams; Marvin Adams

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

116

The Solar System Presentation for SRS 5th Grade  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The Solar System Presentation for SRS 5th Grade Prof. David Cohen, Swarthmore College #12;What astronomers try to answer: ·What are the things in the solar system like? Planets, moons, comets, asteroids, the Sun... ·Are there good conditions for life anywhere in the solar system? ·How did the solar system

Cohen, David

117

THE GRADED VERSION OF GOLDIE'S THEOREM K. R. Goodearl and J. T. Stafford  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

THE GRADED VERSION OF GOLDIE'S THEOREM K. R. Goodearl and J. T. Stafford Abstract. The analogue. GOODEARL AND J. T. STAFFORD Lemma 2. Keep the hypotheses of Theorem 1. Then: (i) Any nonzero, graded right

Akhmedov, Azer

118

Applying Safety Treatments To Rail-Highway At-Grade Crossings  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Highway-Rail Grade Crossings, Transportation Research Board,California Research Bureau,” the commission’s rail crossingRail Grade Crossing Incidents from 1994 to 200.3 Research

Cooper, Douglas L; Ragland, David R

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

119

Microsoft Word - 2nd grade PRINT FINAL-katiebeth.docx  

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

2 2 nd grade Author: Kelly Larson Editors: Beverly Baker, Angelique Harshman, Rebecca Shankland, and Sue Watts Layout & Design: Claire Roybal of Claire Roybal & Associates Ltd. Pajarito Plateau Field Science Curriculum 2 nd Grade Lesson 2 Page 7 OVERVIEW OF LESSON In this activity, students will locate and observe an ant trail (a line of ants) without interfering in any way. Next they will test the responses of ants using various experiments. Students will determine how ants communicate based on their observations. All results are recorded on a data sheet and shared in a class discussion. STUDENT OBJECTIVES * Students will observe and record ant interactions. * Students will predict and identify how ants respond to various foods.

120

Upgrading Below Grade Spaces: A Look Inside the Remodeling Industry  

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

Below Grade Spaces: Below Grade Spaces: A Look Inside the Remodeling Industry Steve Schirber Cocoon steve@cocoon-solutions.com How do we insulate a basement? How do we insulate a basement? It all starts with the consumer! What is the Consumer buying and why? What is the Consumer buying and why? 1. Square footage What is the Consumer buying and why? 1. Square footage 2. Finishes What is the Consumer buying and why? 1. Square footage 2. Finishes 3. An experience What is the Consumer buying and why? 1. Square footage 2. Finishes 3. An experience 4. Performance Who does the Consumer buy from and why? Who does the Consumer buy from and why? 1. DIY/Box store Who does the Consumer buy from and why? 1. DIY/Box store 2. Friend/Relative Who does the Consumer buy from

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Graded core/shell semiconductor nanorods and nanorod barcodes  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Graded core/shell semiconductor nanorods and shaped nanorods are disclosed comprising Group II-VI, Group III-V and Group IV semiconductors and methods of making the same. Also disclosed are nanorod barcodes using core/shell nanorods where the core is a semiconductor or metal material, and with or without a shell. Methods of labeling analytes using the nanorod barcodes are also disclosed.

Alivisatos, A. Paul (Oakland, CA); Scher, Erik C. (San Francisco, CA); Manna, Liberato (Lecce, IT)

2010-12-14T23:59:59.000Z

122

Graded index antireflective coatings for glass. Second annual report  

SciTech Connect

M.I.T. is conducting research which will lead to a process for forming broad band antireflective (AR) coatings on glass. Use of these coatings increases the extractable heat from flat-plate solar collectors by 30 to 50% compared with their performance under equivalent solar flux, surface temperature and ambient conditions without broad band AR coatings. Graded index surface films can virtually eliminate reflection losses if controlled properly. Graded index films on a borosilicate glass (Corning Glass Works No. 7740, Pyrex) has been demonstrated. While glass treated this way exhibited adequate optical properties, the glass itself, cannot be fabricated by the float glass process because of excessive working temperatures, and consequently is too expensive for solar applications. The objective of this work is to define glass compositions and processing steps which will result in graded index surface films (which exhibit broad band AR characteristics) on glasses which can be fabricated by the float glass process. The mechanism by which these graded index surface films are produced on glass surfaces consists of preferentially etching one phase from a phase separated glass. The film which remains consists of a porous structure in which the fraction of solid phase increases continuously from the free surface toward the bulk glass. Scattering effects are eliminated by limiting the size of the pore structure to dimensions which are substantially less than the wavelength of light. With this structure, the local index of refraction is proportional to the fraction of solid phase which is present. Characterizations are intended to define the microstructural and chemical nature of the surface film throughout its thickness. Progress is reported. (WHK)

Haggerty, J.S.

1980-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

123

Graded core/shell semiconductor nanorods and nanorod barcodes  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Graded core/shell semiconductor nanorods and shapped nanorods are disclosed comprising Group II-VI, Group III-V and Group IV semiconductors and methods of making the same. Also disclosed are nanorod barcodes using core/shell nanorods where the core is a semiconductor or metal material, and with or without a shell. Methods of labeling analytes using the nanorod barcodes are also disclosed.

Alivisatos, A. Paul; Scher, Erik C.; Manna, Liberato

2013-03-26T23:59:59.000Z

124

Thermal fatigue behavior of US and Russian grades of beryllium  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A novel technique has been used to test the relative low cycle thermal fatigue resistance of different grades of US and Russian beryllium which is proposed as plasma facing armor for fusion reactor first wall, limiter, and divertor components. The 30 KW electron beam test system at Sandia National Laboratories was used to sweep the beam spot along one direction at 1 Hz. This produces a localized temperature ``spike`` of 750{degrees}C for each pass of the beam. Large thermal stress in excess of the yield strength are generated due to very high spot heat flux, 250 MW/m{sup 2}. Cyclic plastic strains on the order of 0.6% produced visible cracking on the heated surface in less than 3000 cycles. An in-vacuo fiber optic borescope was used to visually inspect the beryllium surfaces for crack initiation. Grades of US beryllium tested included: S-65C, S-65H, S-200F, S-300F-H, Sr-200, I-400, extruded high purity. HIP`d sperical powder, porous beryllium (94% and 98% dense), Be/30% BeO, Be/60% BeO, and TiBe{sub 12}. Russian grades included: TGP-56, TShGT, DShG-200, and TShG-56. Both the number of cycles to crack initiation, and the depth of crack propagation, were measured. The most fatigue resistant grades were S-65C, DShG-200, TShGT, and TShG-56. Rolled sheet Be(SR-200) showed excellent crack propagation resistance in the plane of rolling, despite early formation of delamination cracks. Only one sample showed no evidence of surface melting, Extruded (T). Metallographic and chemical analyses are provided. Good agreement was found between the measured depth of cracks and a 2-D elastic-plastic finite element stress analysis.

Watson, R.D.; Youchison, D.L. [Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States); Dombrowski, D.E. [Brush Wellman, Inc., Cleveland, OH (United States); Guiniatouline, R.N. [Efremov Institute, St. Petersburg (USSR); Kupriynov, I.B. [Russian Inst. of Inorganic Materials, Moscow (USSR)

1996-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

125

Volume fraction optimization of functionally graded composite panels for stress reduction and critical temperature  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The volume fraction optimization of functionally graded (FG) composite panels is studied by considering stress reduction and thermo-mechanical buckling. The structure is made up of ceramic layer, functionally graded materials (FGMs) and metal layer. ... Keywords: 3-D finite element model, Functionally graded materials, Optimization, Stress reduction, Thermo-mechanical buckling

Kyung-Su Na; Ji-Hwan Kim

2009-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

126

Energy education resources: Kindergarten through 12th grade  

SciTech Connect

Energy Education Resources: Kindergarten Through 12th Grade is published by the National Energy Information Center (NEIC) a service of the Energy Information Administration (EIA), to provide students, educators, and other information users, a list of generally available free or low-cost energy-related educational materials. Each entry includes the address, telephone number, and description of the organization and the energy-related materials available. Most of the entries also include Internet (Web) and electronic mail (E-Mail) addresses. Each entry is followed by a number, which is referenced in the subject index in the back of this book.

NONE

1998-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

127

Photovoltaic device comprising compositionally graded intrinsic photoactive layer  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Photovoltaic devices and methods of making photovoltaic devices comprising at least one compositionally graded photoactive layer, said method comprising providing a substrate; growing onto the substrate a uniform intrinsic photoactive layer having one surface disposed upon the substrate and an opposing second surface, said intrinsic photoactive layer consisting essentially of In.sub.1-xA.sub.xN,; wherein: i. 0.ltoreq.x.ltoreq.1; ii. A is gallium, aluminum, or combinations thereof; and iii. x is at least 0 on one surface of the intrinsic photoactive layer and is compositionally graded throughout the layer to reach a value of 1 or less on the opposing second surface of the layer; wherein said intrinsic photoactive layer is isothermally grown by means of energetic neutral atom beam lithography and epitaxy at a temperature of 600.degree. C. or less using neutral nitrogen atoms having a kinetic energy of from about 1.0 eV to about 5.0 eV, and wherein the intrinsic photoactive layer is grown at a rate of from about 5 nm/min to about 100 nm/min.

Hoffbauer, Mark A; Williamson, Todd L

2013-04-30T23:59:59.000Z

128

Development of Commodity Grade, Lower Cost Carbon Fiber - Commercial Applications  

SciTech Connect

In pursuit of the goal to produce ultra-lightweight fuel efficient vehicles, there has been great excitement during the last few years about the potential for using carbon fiber reinforced composites in high volume applications. Currently, the greatest hurdle that inhibits wider implementation of carbon fiber composites in transportation is the high cost of the fiber when compared to other candidate materials. As part of the United States Department of Energy s FreedomCAR initiative, significant research is being conducted to develop lower cost, high volume technologies for producing carbon fiber. This paper will highlight the on-going research in this area. Through Department of Energy (DOE) sponsorship, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and its partners have been working with the US Automotive Composites Consortium (ACC) to develop technologies that would enable the production of carbon fiber at 5-7 dollars per pound. Achievement of this cost goal would allow the introduction of carbon fiber based composites into a greater number of applications for future vehicles. The approach has necessitated the development of both alternative precursors and more efficient production methods. Alternative precursors under investigation include textile grade polyacrylonitrile (PAN) fibers and fibers from lignin-based feedstocks. Previously, as part of the research program, Hexcel Corporation developed the science necessary to allow textile grade PAN to be used as a precursor rather than typical carbon fiber grade precursors. Efforts are also underway to develop carbon fiber precursors from lignin-based feedstocks. ORNL and its partners are working on this effort with domestic pulp and paper producers. In terms of alternative production methods, ORNL has developed a microwave-based carbonization unit that can process pre-oxidized fiber at over 200 inches per minute. ORNL has also developed a new method of high speed oxidation and a new method for precursor stabilization. Additionally, novel methods of activating carbon fiber surfaces have been developed which allow atomic oxygen concentrations as high as 25-30% to be achieved rather than the more typical 4-8% achieved by the standard industrial ozone treatment.

Warren, Charles David [ORNL; Paulauskas, Felix L [ORNL; Baker, Frederick S [ORNL; Eberle, Cliff [ORNL; Naskar, Amit K [ORNL

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

129

Plasma-enhanced gasification of low-grade coals for compact power plants  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A high temperature of a steam torch ensures an efficient gasification of low-grade coals, which is comparable to that of high-grade coals. Therefore, the coal gasification system energized by microwaves can serve as a moderately sized power plant due to its compact and lightweight design. This plasma power plant of low-grade coals would be useful in rural or sparsely populated areas without access to a national power grid.

Uhm, Han S. [Department of Electrophysics, Kwangwoon University, 447-1 Wolgye-Dong, Nowon-Gu, Seoul 139-701 (Korea, Republic of); Hong, Yong C.; Shin, Dong H.; Lee, Bong J. [Convergence Plasma Research Center, National Fusion Research Institute, 113 Gwahangno, Yuseong-Gu, Daejeon 305-333 (Korea, Republic of)

2011-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

130

Table 6. U.S. Refiner Motor Gasoline Prices by Grade and Sales ...  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

17 U.S. Energy Information Administration/Petroleum Marketing Monthly February 2012 Table 6. U.S. Refiner Motor Gasoline Prices by Grade and Sales Type

131

NQA-1 Requirements for Commercial Grade Item Acceptance: ICONE20-54738  

SciTech Connect

Objectives are: (1) Present the DOE Chemistry and Metallurgy Research Replacement (CMRR) Project Commercial Grade Item (CGI) Dedication Process; and (2) Present CMRR Project CGI Lessons-Learned.

Van Valkenburg, Taunia S. [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Holmes, Richard A. [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Tepley, Daniel J. [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Sandquist, Gary [APPLIED SCIENCE PROFESSIONALS

2012-07-19T23:59:59.000Z

132

Table 6. U.S. Refiner Motor Gasoline Prices by Grade and ...  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

17 U.S. Energy Information Administration/Petroleum Marketing Monthly December 2013 Table 6. U.S. Refiner Motor Gasoline Prices by Grade and Sales ...

133

Table 14. U.S. Propane (Consumer Grade) Prices by Sales Type  

Annual Energy Outlook 2012 (EIA)

and EIA-782B, "Resellers'Retailers' Monthly Petroleum Product Sales Report." 14. U.S. Propane (Consumer Grade) Prices by Sales Type 28 Energy Information Administration ...

134

Purification of solar-grade silicon by induction melting in cold crucible  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Abstract Scope, New method for purification of SoG-Si (solar-grade silicon) is ... suitable for using in directional solidification process (DS) for PV application.

135

Hygro-Thermal Performance of Imperfectly Protected Below-Grade Walls with Interior Insulation.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??This study investigates the performance of three different types of insulation installed in the interior of a basement wall system in a below-grade wall system.… (more)

Wolfgang, Brian

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

136

GRADED LIE ALGEBRAS DEFINED BY JORDAN ALGEBRAS AND THEIR REPRESENTATIONS  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Abstract. In this talk we introduce the notion of a generalized representation of a Jordan algebra with unit which has the following properties: 1) Usual representations and Jacobson representations correspond to special cases of generalized representations. 2) Every simple Jordan algebra has infinitely many nonequivalent generalized representations. 3) There is a one-to-one correspondence between irreducible generalized representations of a Jordan algebra A and irreducible representations of a graded Lie algebra L(A) = U?1?U0?U1 corresponding to A (the Lie algebra L(A) coincides with the TKK construction when A has a unit). The latter correspondence allows to use the theory of representations of Lie algebras to study generalized representations of Jordan algebras. In particular, one can classify irreducible generalized representations of semisimple Jordan algebras and also obtain classical results about usual representations and Jacobson representations in a simple way.

Issai Kantor; Gregory Shpiz

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

137

CHARACTERIZATION OF DETECTOR GRADE CDZNTE MATERIAL FROM REDLEN TECHNOLOGIES  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

CdZnTe (or CZT) crystals can be used in a variety of detector-type applications. This large band gap material shows great promise for use as a gamma radiation spectrometer. Historically, the performance of CZT has typically been adversely affected by point defects, structural and compositional heterogeneities within the crystals, such as twinning, pipes, grain boundaries (polycrystallinity) and secondary phases (SP). The synthesis of CZT material has improved greatly with the primary performance limitation being attributed to mainly SP. In this presentation, we describe the extensive characterization of detector grade material that has been treated with post growth annealing to remove the SPs. Some of the analytical methods used in this study included polarized, cross polarized and transmission IR imaging, I-V curves measurements, synchrotron X-ray topography and electron microscopy.

Duff, M

2008-07-09T23:59:59.000Z

138

Numerical solution for Stokes' first problem for a heated generalized second grade fluid with fractional derivative  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this paper, we consider Stokes' first problem for a heated generalized second grade fluid with fractional derivative (SFP-HGSGF). An effective implicit numerical approximation scheme (INAS) for solving the SFP-HGSGF is presented. The stability and ... Keywords: Convergence, Generalized second grade fluid, Numerical method, Stability, Stokes' first problem

Chunhong Wu

2009-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

139

Extended Kantorovich method for static analysis of moderately thick functionally graded sector plates  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this paper, an iterative procedure based on the extended Kantorovich method (EKM) is presented to gain highly accurate solution for bending of moderately thick functionally graded (FG) fully clamped sector plates. Effective mechanical properties of ... Keywords: Bending analysis, Extended Kantorovich method, Fully clamped sector plates, Functionally graded material

M. M. Aghdam; N. Shahmansouri; M. Mohammadi

2012-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

140

TA Orientation 2004 Activity 15a. How to Grade Student Laboratory Reports  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

TA Orientation 2004 Activity 15a. How to Grade Student Laboratory Reports Page 145 How to Grade along closely. #12;TA Orientation 2004 Activity 15a (continued) #12;TA Orientation 2004 Activity 15a (continued) #12;TA Orientation 2004 Activity 15a (continued) #12;TA Orientation 2004 Activity 15a (continued

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141

Method and apparatus for production of graded ceramic-metal microstructures  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A method and apparatus that produces a graded microcomposite is disclosed that controls the residual stresses developed at dissimilar material interfaces due to differences in material properties. The feasibility of fabricating graded Al{sub 2}O{sub 3}-metal materials by two techniques, physical vapor deposition and powder metallurgy, is demonstrated. Results from microstructural characterization of these materials are presented.

Rabin, B.H.

1992-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

142

Guideline for the Utilization of Commercial Grade Items in Nuclear Safety Related Applications (NCIG-07)  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The reduced availability of spare and replacement parts designed specifically for nuclear safety related components has made it necessary for utilities to purchase commercial grade parts. This study, the seventh in a series cosponsored by the Nuclear Construction Issues Group (NCIG), outlines an acceptance procedure for ensuring that commercial grade items conform with requirements for their use in safety related applications.

1988-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

143

Grading in interaction design education using design practitioners' conceptions of process quality  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The designed product is often assessed in interaction design education, but there are also courses that focus on learning the design process. It is then necessary to develop criteria for grading in such courses. To make a successful transfer from theory ... Keywords: Assessment, Design education, Grading, Human-computer interaction education, Interaction design education, Process quality in design

Mattias Arvola

2012-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

144

Application of support vector machines in scour prediction on grade-control structures  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Research into the problem of predicting the maximum depth of scour on grade-control structures like sluice gates, weirs and check dams, etc., has been mainly of an experimental nature and several investigators have proposed a number of empirical relations ... Keywords: Back propagation neural network, Grade-control structures, Modeling, Scour, Support vector machines

Arun Goel; Mahesh Pal

2009-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

145

Mastery of sixth grade TEKS objectives through integrated learning  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The purpose of this study was to assess learning in sixth grade students? by gain scores in science and mathematics while participating in the integrative curriculum modules developed by the Partnership for Environmental Education and Rural Health (PEER) Program. The PEER Program is a collaboration between the College of Education and Applied Sciences, and the College of Veterinary Medicine at Texas A&M University. Two Integrated Curricular Modules provided the experimental treatment in this study. The alliance of the PEER Program and Texas A&M University has developed a middle school integrated curriculum based on sixth grade mathematics, science, English, reading and social studies TEKS (Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills)-based objectives. This multimedia curriculum incorporates the five disciplines into an adventure narrative featuring characters similar in dynamics to its targeted population, with problem-solving activities aimed to spark learning interests of students and emphasize skill development. Integrated learning allows students an alternative method to traditional or conventional ways of learning by conceptualizing the subject matter into more than one medium. Selected students who participated in this study were pre-tested with Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS)-related instrumentation based on TEKS objectives. Their scores were recorded and some students were then selected to participate as the treatment group where they were taught the PEER Program?s integrated curriculum, patterned to correspond to TEKS? objectives. Post-tests were administered to both groups, and gain scores were collected to evaluate and determine if there was evidence that the PEER Program was successful in improving the mastery of the TEKS objectives in mathematics and science. Results varied in this study with findings that supported the notions that the integrated PEER experimental modules had a positive, negative, and no effect on the experimental populations compared to the control, or untreated population. It is inconclusive to whether the integrated modules were effective in raising and improving test scores based on the preparatory curriculum. Inconsistencies in the results from this study imply that further research is needed.

Trevino-Anderson, Monika Raquel

2004-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

146

FRACTIONATION OF LIGNOCELLULOSIC BIOMASS FOR FUEL-GRADE ETHANOL PRODUCTION  

SciTech Connect

PureVision Technology, Inc. (PureVision) of Fort Lupton, Colorado is developing a process for the conversion of lignocellulosic biomass into fuel-grade ethanol and specialty chemicals in order to enhance national energy security, rural economies, and environmental quality. Lignocellulosic-containing plants are those types of biomass that include wood, agricultural residues, and paper wastes. Lignocellulose is composed of the biopolymers cellulose, hemicellulose, and lignin. Cellulose, a polymer of glucose, is the component in lignocellulose that has potential for the production of fuel-grade ethanol by direct fermentation of the glucose. However, enzymatic hydrolysis of lignocellulose and raw cellulose into glucose is hindered by the presence of lignin. The cellulase enzyme, which hydrolyzes cellulose to glucose, becomes irreversibly bound to lignin. This requires using the enzyme in reagent quantities rather than in catalytic concentration. The extensive use of this enzyme is expensive and adversely affects the economics of ethanol production. PureVision has approached this problem by developing a biomass fractionator to pretreat the lignocellulose to yield a highly pure cellulose fraction. The biomass fractionator is based on sequentially treating the biomass with hot water, hot alkaline solutions, and polishing the cellulose fraction with a wet alkaline oxidation step. In September 2001 PureVision and Western Research Institute (WRI) initiated a jointly sponsored research project with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to evaluate their pretreatment technology, develop an understanding of the chemistry, and provide the data required to design and fabricate a one- to two-ton/day pilot-scale unit. The efforts during the first year of this program completed the design, fabrication, and shakedown of a bench-scale reactor system and evaluated the fractionation of corn stover. The results from the evaluation of corn stover have shown that water hydrolysis prior to alkaline hydrolysis may be beneficial in removing hemicellulose and lignin from the feedstock. In addition, alkaline hydrolysis has been shown to remove a significant portion of the hemicellulose and lignin. The resulting cellulose can be exposed to a finishing step with wet alkaline oxidation to remove the remaining lignin. The final product is a highly pure cellulose fraction containing less than 1% of the native lignin with an overall yield in excess of 85% of the native cellulose. This report summarizes the results from the first year's effort to move the technology to commercialization.

F.D. Guffey; R.C. Wingerson

2002-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Is the Average of Expert Tasters ’ Grades a Good Price Predictor? ¤  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Preliminary Version This paper takes yet another look at the price/quality relationship studied in Combris, Lecocq and Visser (1997, 2000). The data come from an experimental study that is very similar to the two previous studies. Like in the earlier studies, quality, measured as the average of expert tasters ’ grades, has a small impact on wine prices. Exploiting the fact that the new data are recorded on a relatively …ner level—expert-speci…c grades are observed instead of averages—the paper sheds new light on the price/quality paradox. We …nd a strong correlation between average grades and price when the dispersion of grades is small, i.e. when there is much consensus among experts about the quality of a wine. Wine prices are also strongly correlated with the highest grade assigned. Possible explanations for these …ndings are given.

Sébastien Lecocq Y; Michael Visser Z

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

148

A graded approach to ISO 9000 implementation for records managers  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

ISO 9000 is a series of quality system standards developed by Technical Committee 176 of the International Standards Organization. The series includes three standards, ISO 9001 `Quality systems--Model for quality assurance in design/development, production, installation and serving,` ISO 9002 `Quality systems--Model for quality assurance in production and installation,` ISO 9003 `Quality systems--Model for quality assurance in final inspection and test,` and two guidelines, ISO 9000 `Quality management and quality assurance standards` and ISO 9004 `Quality management and quality system elements--Guidelines.` In companies with quality programs already in place, the structure of the ISO series lends itself to augmenting those policies, procedures, and instructions where problems exist or where the risks of failure are greater. The objectives of this paper are to provide a basic familiarity to ISO 9000 and quality assurance concepts; provide a higher level of familiarity to the records management and document control portions of the ISO 9000 series; and to discuss a graded approach to meeting the intent of ISO 9000.

Pasterczyk, C.E.

1994-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

149

Semiconductor grade, solar silicon purification project. Final technical report  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Motorola's low cost poly silicon program is described. In the process, SiF/sub 4/, a low cost by-product is reacted with mg silicon to form SiF/sub 2/ gas which is polymerized. The (SiF/sub 2/)/sub x/ polymer is heated forming volatile Si/sub x/F/sub y/ homologues which disproportionate (C.V.D.) on a silicon particle bed forming silicon and SiF/sub 4/. During the initial phases of the investigation the silicon analysis procedure relied heavily on S.S.M.S. and E.S. analysis. This analysis demonstrated that major purification had occurred and some samples were indistinguishable from semiconductor grade silicon (except possibly for phosphorus). However, more recent electrical analysis via crystal growth reveals that the product contains compensated phosphorus and boron. Work on the control or removal of the electrically active donors and acceptors could yield a product suitable for solar application. The low projected product cost and short energy payback time suggest that the economics of this process will result in a cost less than the J.P.L./D.O.E. goal of $10/Kg (1975 dollars). Finally, assuming a successful demonstration of a pilot facility, the process appears to be readily scalable to a major silicon purification facility as was proposed by Motorola and R. Katzen.

Ingle, W.M.; Rosler, R.S.; Thompson, S.W.; Chaney, R.E.

1979-12-10T23:59:59.000Z

150

CHARACTERIZATION OF SPATIAL HETEROGENIETIES IN DETECTOR GRADE CDZNTE  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Synthetic Cd{sub 1-x}Zn{sub x}Te or 'CZT' crystals are highly suitable for the room temperature-based spectroscopy of gamma radiation. Structural/morphological heterogeneities within CZT, such as secondary phases that are thought to consist of Te metal and have detrimental impacts on detector performance. In this study, we used electron and X-ray-based imaging techniques to examine heterogeneous properties of detector grade CZT. Using experimental analytical techniques rather than arbitrary theoretical definitions, our study identifies two dominant secondary phase morphologies. The first consists of numerous empty, 20 {micro} m wide, pyramidal bodies (tetrahedra) or 'negative' crystals with trace quantities of particulate residue that exist as 65 nm sized particles containing Si, Cd, Zn, and Te. The other consists of 20 {micro}m hexagonal-shaped bodies, which are composites of metallic Te layers that contain a teardrop-shaped core of amorphous and polycrystalline CdZnTe which finally surrounds an irregular-shaped void.

Duff, M

2007-12-04T23:59:59.000Z

151

Development of Solar Grade (SoG) Silicon  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The rapid growth of the photovoltaics (PV) industry is threatened by the ongoing shortage of suitable solar grade (SoG) silicon. Until 2004, the PV industry relied on the off spec polysilicon from the electronics industry for feedstock. The rapid growth of PV meant that the demand for SoG silicon predictably surpassed this supply. The long-term prospects for PV are very bright as costs have come down, and efficiencies and economies of scale make PV generated electricity ever more competitive with grid electricity. However, the scalability of the current process for producing poly silicon again threatens the future. A less costly, higher volume production technique is needed to supply the long-term growth of the PV industry, and to reduce costs of PV even further. This long-term need was the motivation behind this SBIR proposal. Upgrading metallurgical grade (MG) silicon would fulfill the need for a low-cost, large-scale production. Past attempts to upgrade MG silicon have foundered/failed/had trouble reducing the low segregation coefficient elements, B, P, and Al. Most other elements in MG silicon can be purified very efficiently by directional solidification. Thus, in the Phase I program, Crystal Systems proposed a variety of techniques to reduce B, P, and Al in MG silicon to produce a low cost commercial technique for upgrading MG silicon. Of the variety of techniques tried, vacuum refining and some slagging and additions turned out to be the most promising. These were pursued in the Phase II study. By vacuum refining, the P was reduced from 14 to 0.22 ppmw and the Al was reduced from 370 ppmw to 0.065 ppmw. This process was scaled to 40 kg scale charges, and the results were expressed in terms of half-life, or time to reduce the impurity concentration in half. Best half-lives were 2 hours, typical were 4 hours. Scaling factors were developed to allow prediction of these results to larger scale melts. The vacuum refining required the development of new crucibles, as well as liners and coatings to allow the vacuum to be achieved. These developments also hold the promise of lower cost ingot growth, because several of these developments led to a reusable crucible. Liners and coatings were tested on 37 runs, under a variety of conditions. Although many of these did not fulfill the requirements of the program, several were very successful, particularly in allowing the crucible to be reused several times. The most interesting result was with slags and additives used to reduce P and Al. Although slags have been much studied with little success in removing P and B effectively, certain modeling suggested a particular type of slagging might be effective. This was tried, and found to be highly effective for P and surprisingly effective for B, as well. The best results indicate that > 99% of the P was removed, and > 75% of the B was removed by a slagging treatment. An operability issue involving separation of the slag and silicon was the final technical problem preventing the full-scale use of this technique, and there has been progress on this front. A slagging/additive technique is highly promising, because the rates of equilibration are very high, and this is a rapid technique that scales very well to large volumes with little increase in time. Materials of containment and slag/metal separation are issues that are continuing to be developed.

Joyce, David B; Schmid, Frederick

2008-01-18T23:59:59.000Z

152

Grade Assignments for Models Used for Calibration of Gross-Count Gamma-Ray Logging Systems (December 1983)  

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

Grade Assignments for Models Used for Calibration of Gross-Count Gamma-Ray Logging Systems (December 1983)

153

Hydrogen induced crack growth in Grade-12 titanium  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Internal hydrogen induced crack growth rates were measured in Grade-12 titanium which is a candidate material for high-level nuclear waste containers. As-received and hydrogen charged samples (5 ppM to 330 ppM hydrogen) were used for slow crack growth measurements at constant loads using a Krak Gauge. The testing temperature ranged from room temperature to 148/sup 0/C. The crack growth kinetics under low to moderate loads are linear, but this linear rate is interrupted by discrete fast crack jump segments with parabolic or cubic type kinetics. These fast jump segments are thought to be associated with the passage of the crack front through the alpha-beta interface phase or with the initial loading sequence. By measuring striation spacings on the fracture surface, most crack growth rates observed are found to be in stage II. The striations are considered to be associated with hydride fracture. The crack path is either transgranular in the alpha phase or interfacial in the alpha phase adjacent to the beta phase. For transgranular growth, crack growth rates are constant and slower than those for interfacial growth which is associated with fast crack growth through a high hydrogen concentration region. Most stage II crack growth rates depend slightly on the stress intensity suggesting the contribution of plastic tearing process to stage II kinetics. The activation energies for crack growth are much lower than the activation energy of hydrogen diffusion through the alpha phase, implying that hydrogen is transported along dislocations, grain boundaries or interfaces. When the temperature is increased, the crack velocity first reaches a maximum and then decreases at higher temperatures. These temperature effects come from lower hydrogen concentration trapped at dislocations or from slower hydride nucleation kinetics, both at higher temperatures.

Ahn, T.M.; Lee, K.S.

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

154

The effect of information on product quality: Evidence from restaurant hygiene grade cards. The Quarterly  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This study examines the effect of an increase in product quality information to consumers on firms’ choices of product quality. In 1998, Los Angeles County introduced hygiene quality grade cards to be displayed in restaurant windows. We show that the grade cards cause (i) restaurant health inspection scores to increase, (ii) consumer demand to become sensitive to changes in restaurants ’ hygiene quality, and (iii) the number of foodborne illness hospitalizations to decrease. We also provide evidence that this improvement in health outcomes is not fully explained by consumers substituting from poor hygiene restaurants to good hygiene restaurants. These results imply the grade cards cause restaurants to make hygiene quality improvements.

Ginger Zhe Jin; Phillip Leslie

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

155

Product Supplied for Propane/Propylene  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

-No Data Reported; --= Not Applicable; NA = Not Available; W = Withheld to avoid disclosure of individual company data. Notes: Data may not add to ...

156

Propane/Propylene Days of Supply  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

Weekly Download Series History Download Series History Definitions, Sources & Notes Definitions, Sources & Notes Show Data By: Data Series Area 083013 090613 091313 092013...

157

Weldability of a 700MPa Grade Low Carbon Bainitic Steel Produced ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Presentation Title, Weldability of a 700MPa Grade Low Carbon Bainitic Steel Produced by CSP. Author(s), Ran Wei, Guo-Hua Jiao, De-Zhi Wen, Kai-Ming Wu.

158

Table 31. Motor Gasoline Prices by Grade, Sales Type, PAD District...  

Annual Energy Outlook 2012 (EIA)

Type, PAD District, and State (Cents per Gallon Excluding Taxes) - Continued Geographic Area Month Premium All Grades Sales to End Users Sales for Resale Sales to End Users Sales...

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THE GRADED VERSION OF GOLDIE'S THEOREM K. R. Goodearl and J. T. Stafford  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

and J. T. Stafford Abstract. The analogue of Goldie's Theorem for prime rings is proved for r. GOODEARL AND J. T. STAFFORD Lemma 2. Keep the hypotheses of Theorem 1. Then: (i)Any nonzero, graded

Akhmedov, Azer

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U.S. and Russia Reaffirm Commitment to Disposing of Weapon-Grade Plutonium  

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

Reaffirm Commitment to Disposing of Weapon-Grade Reaffirm Commitment to Disposing of Weapon-Grade Plutonium U.S. and Russia Reaffirm Commitment to Disposing of Weapon-Grade Plutonium July 13, 2006 - 3:05pm Addthis WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Energy Secretary Samuel W. Bodman and Sergey Kiriyenko, the director of Russia's Federal Atomic Energy Agency, have signed a joint statement reaffirming their commitment to dispose of 34 metric tons of excess weapon-grade plutonium by irradiation in nuclear reactors. "This statement is a clear sign of our mutual commitment to keeping dangerous nuclear material out of the hands of terrorists. We look forward to working together with the Russians to ensure that this important nonproliferation project moves forward in both Russia and the United States," Secretary Bodman said.

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Dependence on Ore Grade of the Unit Cost of Uranium Metal from Domestic Sources  

SciTech Connect

A. M. Gaudin and collaborators have published a curve of refining costs versus ore grade in terms of dollars per pound of U308 recovered on the basis of 90% recovery.

Huston, N.E.

1951-10-05T23:59:59.000Z

162

,- A Model for Syringe Grading Based on Extracted Features From High Dimensional Friction Data  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

In the biomedical products industry, measures of the quality of individual clinical specimens or manufacturing production units are often available in the form of high dimensional data such as continuous recordings obtained from an analytical instrument. These recordings are then examined by experts in the field who extract certain features and use these to classify individuals. To formalize and quantify this procedure an approach for extracting features from recordings based on nonparametric regression is described. These features are then used to build a classification model which incorporates the knowledge of the expert automatically. The procedure is presented via an example involving the grading of syringes from associated friction profile data. Features of the syringe friction profiles used in the classification are extracted via smoothing splines and grades of the syringes are assigned by an expert tribologist. A nonlinear classification model is constructed to predict syringe grades based on the extracted features. The classification model makes it possible to grade syringes automatically without

Gerry Gray; David Martin; Perry Haal; Series M. Oconnel; G. Gray; P. Haal; Michael O' connell; Doug Nychka; Gerry Gray; David Martin; Perry Haal

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

163

Commercialization potential of compositionally graded Ge - Si??x?Gex? - Si substrates for solar applications  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This project considers the potential of Ge - Si??x?Gex? - Si substrates for solar applications. The use of compositionally graded substrates to achieve heterointegration across different materials platforms such as Si, Ge ...

Goh, Johnathan Jian Ming

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

164

High-efficiency cell structures and processes applied to photovoltaic-grade Czochralski silicon  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The authors performed a detailed study to examine the limiting performance available using photovoltaic-grade Cz silicon. Photovoltaic-grade silicon refers to silicon produced by the photovoltaic industry, which may differ from the silicon used in the semiconductor device industry in impurity and defect concentrations.The study included optimization of fabrication processes, development of advanced device structures, and detailed model calculations to project future performance improvements. Process and device optimization resulted in demonstration of 75-{micro}s bulk lifetimes and 17.6%-efficient large-area cells using photovoltaic-grade Cz silicon. Detailed calculations based on the material and device evaluation of the present work project efficiencies of 20% for photovoltaic-grade Cz silicon with properly optimized processing and device structures.

Gee, J.M. [Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States). Photovoltaic System Components Dept.; King, R.R.; Mitchell, K.W. [Siemens Solar Industries, Camarillo, CA (United States)

1996-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

165

Localization of electric field distribution in graded core-shell metamaterials  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The local electric field distribution has been investigated in a core-shell cylindrical metamaterial structure under the illumination of a uniform incident optical field. The structure consists of a homogeneous dielectric core, a shell of graded metal-dielectric metamaterial, embedded in a uniform matrix. In the quasi-static limit, the permittivity of the metamaterial is given by the graded Drude model. The local electric potentials and hence the electric fields have been derived exactly and analytically in terms of hyper-geometric functions. Our results showed that the peak of the electric field inside the cylindrical shell can be confined in a desired position by varying the frequency of the optical field and the parameters of the graded profiles. Thus, by fabricating graded metamaterials, it is possible to control electric field distribution spatially. We offer an intuitive explanation for the gradation-controlled electric field distribution.

Wei, En-Bo; 10.1103/PhysRevE.80.046607

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

166

U.S. Refinery Grade Butane Stocks at Bulk Terminals (Thousand ...  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

U.S. Refinery Grade Butane Stocks at Bulk Terminals (Thousand Barrels) Decade Year-0 Year-1 Year-2 Year-3 Year-4 Year-5 Year-6 Year-7 Year-8 Year-9; ...

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U.S. Refinery Grade Butane Stocks at Bulk Terminals (Thousand ...  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

U.S. Refinery Grade Butane Stocks at Bulk Terminals (Thousand Barrels) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec; 2005: 1,077: 999: 1,362: ...

168

Sliding contact at plastically graded surfaces and applications to surface design  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Tailored gradation in elastic-plastic properties is known to offer avenues for suppressing surface damage during normal indentation and sliding contact. These graded materials have potential applications in diverse areas ...

Prasad, Anamika, 1979-

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

169

Preparation of Solar Grade Silicon Precursor by Electrolysis SiO2 in ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Abstract Scope, Al-Si alloy, a precursor of solar grade silicon, was prepared by direct electrolysis in cryolite molten salt at 950 oC using high purity silica as ...

170

Classification of two-dimensional quantum systems with Z{sub 3}-graded topological symmetries  

SciTech Connect

In this article, I have derived the general conditions on two-dimensional quantum systems possess Z{sub 3}-graded topological symmetries and calculated the solutions of two special cases of such systems.

Pouladsaz, D. [Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems, Noethnitzer Strasse 38, D-01187 Dresden (Germany)

2012-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

171

Cultural Dances and Stories from Around the World: A Discovery of World Cultures through Dance and Drama, Curriculum Designed for Grades K-5  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

THROUGH DANCE AND DRAMA CURRICULUM DESIGNED FOR GRADES K-Interdisciplinary Fine Arts Curriculum Written and DesignedTHROUGH DANCE AND DRAMA CURRICULUM DESIGNED FOR GRADES K-5

McIntyre, Kelby Lynn

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

172

Functionally Graded Cathodes for Solid Oxide Fuel Cells  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This DOE SECA project focused on both experimental and theoretical understanding of oxygen reduction processes in a porous mixed-conducting cathode in a solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC). Elucidation of the detailed oxygen reduction mechanism, especially the rate-limiting step(s), is critical to the development of low-temperature SOFCs (400 C to 700 C) and to cost reduction since much less expensive materials may be used for cell components. However, cell performance at low temperatures is limited primarily by the interfacial polarization resistances, specifically by those associated with oxygen reduction at the cathode, including transport of oxygen gas through the porous cathode, the adsorption of oxygen onto the cathode surface, the reduction and dissociation of the oxygen molecule (O{sub 2}) into the oxygen ion (O{sup 2-}), and the incorporation of the oxygen ion into the electrolyte. In order to most effectively enhance the performance of the cathode at low temperatures, we must understand the mechanism and kinetics of the elementary processes at the interfaces. Under the support of this DOE SECA project, our accomplishments included: (1) Experimental determination of the rate-limiting step in the oxygen reduction mechanism at the cathode using in situ FTIR and Raman spectroscopy, including surface- and tip-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS and TERS). (2) Fabrication and testing of micro-patterned cathodes to compare the relative activity of the TPB to the rest of the cathode surface. (3) Construction of a mathematical model to predict cathode performance based on different geometries and microstructures and analyze the kinetics of oxygen-reduction reactions occurring at charged mixed ionic-electronic conductors (MIECs) using two-dimensional finite volume models with ab initio calculations. (4) Fabrication of cathodes that are graded in composition and microstructure to generate large amounts of active surface area near the cathode/electrolyte interface using a novel combustion chemical vapor deposition (CCVD) technique. (5) Application of advanced quantum chemical calculations to interpret measured spectroscopic information, as well as to guide design of high efficient cathode materials.

YongMan Choi; Meilin Liu

2006-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

173

Thermoelectric energy converter for generation of electricity from low-grade heat  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A thermoelectric energy conversion device which includes a plurality of thermoelectric elements is described. A hot liquid is supplied to one side of each element and a cold liquid is supplied to the other side of each element. The thermoelectric generator may be utilized to produce power from low-grade heat sources such as ocean thermal gradients, solar ponds, and low-grade geothermal resources. (WHK)

Jayadev, T.S.; Benson, D.K.

1980-05-27T23:59:59.000Z

174

Life Management of Creep Strength Enhanced Grade 91 Steels - Atlas of Microstructures and Welds  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Understanding the way in which creep damage forms is critical to developing methods to monitor in-service condition and to mitigate the driving force for damage in future power plants. This report describes the controlled manufacture, metallographic characterization, and creep testing of welds fabricated from Grade 91 steel. It has been established that in-service components fabricated from this grade of creep strength enhanced ferritic (CSEF) steel will be prone to weldment cracking. The research ...

2013-07-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Microstructural Evaluation of Creep Strength Enhanced Ferritic (CSEF) Steels - Grade 92 Base Metal  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Work to date on Grade 92 steel has demonstrated that this steel will be susceptible to many of the problems that have been associated with Grade 91 steel. For example, problems have been identified with incorrectly controlled heat treatment, with inadequate quality assurance during fabrication and installation, and with Type IV cracking in the heat-affected zone (HAZ) of welds. There are also additional challenges that will have significant influence with regard to longer-term damage. This EPRI ...

2013-07-29T23:59:59.000Z

176

Solar Grade Silicon from Agricultural By-products  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

In this project, Mayaterials developed a low cost, low energy and low temperature method of purifying rice hull ash to high purity (5-6Ns) and converting it by carbothermal reduction to solar grade quality silicon (Sipv) using a self-designed and built electric arc furnace (EAF). Outside evaluation of our process by an independent engineering firm confirms that our technology greatly lowers estimated operating expenses (OPEX) to $5/kg and capital expenses (CAPEX) to $24/kg for Sipv production, which is well below best-in-class plants using a Siemens process approach (OPEX of 14/kg and CAPEX of $87/kg, respectively). The primary limiting factor in the widespread use of photovoltaic (PV) cells is the high cost of manufacturing, compared to more traditional sources to reach 6 g Sipv/watt (with averages closer to 8+g/watt). In 2008, the spot price of Sipv rose to $450/kg. While prices have since dropped to a more reasonable $25/kg; this low price level is not sustainable, meaning the longer-term price will likely return to $35/kg. The 6-8 g Si/watt implies that the Sipv used in a module will cost $0.21-0.28/watt for the best producers (45% of the cost of a traditional solar panel), a major improvement from the cost/wafer driven by the $50/kg Si costs of early 2011, but still a major hindrance in fulfilling DOE goal of lowering the cost of solar energy below $1/watt. The solar cell industry has grown by 40% yearly for the past eight years, increasing the demand for Sipv. As such, future solar silicon price spikes are expected in the next few years. Although industry has invested billions of dollars to meet this ever-increasing demand, the technology to produce Sipv remains largely unchanged requiring the energy intensive, and chlorine dependent Siemens process or variations thereof. While huge improvements have been made, current state-of-the-art industrial plant still use 65 kWh/kg of silicon purified. Our technology offers a key distinction to other technologies as it starts one step upstream from all other Sipv production efforts. Our process starts by producing high purity SiO2/C feedstocks from which Sipv can be produced in a single, chlorine free, final EAF step. Specifically, our unique technology, and the resultant SiO2/C product can serve as high purity feedstocks to existing metallurgical silicon (Simet) producers, allowing them to generate Sipv with existing US manufacturing infrastructure, reducing the overall capital and commissioning schedule. Our low energy, low CAPEX and OPEX process purifies the silica and carbon present in rice hull ash (RHA) at low temperatures (< 200C) to produce high purity (5-6 Ns) feedstock for production of Sipv using furnaces similar to those used to produce Simet. During the course of this project we partnered with Wadham Energy LP (Wadham), who burns 220k ton of rice hulls (RH)/yr generating 200 GWh of electricity/yr and >30k ton/yr RHA. The power generation step produces much more energy (42 kWh/kg of final silicon produced) than required to purify the RHA (5 kWh/kg of Sipv, compared to 65 kWh/kg noted above. Biogenic silica offers three very important foundations for producing high purity silicon. First, wastes from silica accumulating plants, such as rice, corn, many grasses, algae and grains, contain very reactive, amorphous silica from which impurities are easily removed. Second, plants take up only a limited set of, and minimal quantities of the heavy metals present in nature, meaning fewer minerals must be removed. Third, biomass combustion generates a product with intrinsic residual carbon, mixed at nanometer length scales with the SiO2. RHA is 80-90 wt% high surface area (20 m2/g), amorphous SiO2 with some simple mineral content mixed intimately with 5-15 wt% carbon. The mineral content is easily removed by low cost, acid washes using Mayaterials IP, leading to purified rice hull ash (RHAclean) at up to 6N purity. This highly reactive silica is partially extracted from RHAclean at 200 C in an environmentally benign process to adjust SiO2:C ratios to those needed in EA

Richard M. Laine

2012-08-20T23:59:59.000Z

177

Solar Grade Silicon from Agricultural By-products  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this project, Mayaterials developed a low cost, low energy and low temperature method of purifying rice hull ash to high purity (5-6Ns) and converting it by carbothermal reduction to solar grade quality silicon (Sipv) using a self-designed and built electric arc furnace (EAF). Outside evaluation of our process by an independent engineering firm confirms that our technology greatly lowers estimated operating expenses (OPEX) to $5/kg and capital expenses (CAPEX) to $24/kg for Sipv production, which is well below best-in-class plants using a Siemens process approach (OPEX of 14/kg and CAPEX of $87/kg, respectively). The primary limiting factor in the widespread use of photovoltaic (PV) cells is the high cost of manufacturing, compared to more traditional sources to reach 6 g Sipv/watt (with averages closer to 8+g/watt). In 2008, the spot price of Sipv rose to $450/kg. While prices have since dropped to a more reasonable $25/kg; this low price level is not sustainable, meaning the longer-term price will likely return to $35/kg. The 6-8 g Si/watt implies that the Sipv used in a module will cost $0.21-0.28/watt for the best producers (45% of the cost of a traditional solar panel), a major improvement from the cost/wafer driven by the $50/kg Si costs of early 2011, but still a major hindrance in fulfilling DOE goal of lowering the cost of solar energy below $1/watt. The solar cell industry has grown by 40% yearly for the past eight years, increasing the demand for Sipv. As such, future solar silicon price spikes are expected in the next few years. Although industry has invested billions of dollars to meet this ever-increasing demand, the technology to produce Sipv remains largely unchanged requiring the energy intensive, and chlorine dependent Siemens process or variations thereof. While huge improvements have been made, current state-of-the-art industrial plant still use 65 kWh/kg of silicon purified. Our technology offers a key distinction to other technologies as it starts one step upstream from all other Sipv production efforts. Our process starts by producing high purity SiO2/C feedstocks from which Sipv can be produced in a single, chlorine free, final EAF step. Specifically, our unique technology, and the resultant SiO2/C product can serve as high purity feedstocks to existing metallurgical silicon (Simet) producers, allowing them to generate Sipv with existing US manufacturing infrastructure, reducing the overall capital and commissioning schedule. Our low energy, low CAPEX and OPEX process purifies the silica and carbon present in rice hull ash (RHA) at low temperatures (30k ton/yr RHA. The power generation step produces much more energy (42 kWh/kg of final silicon produced) than required to purify the RHA (5 kWh/kg of Sipv, compared to 65 kWh/kg noted above. Biogenic silica offers three very important foundations for producing high purity silicon. First, wastes from silica accumulating plants, such as rice, corn, many grasses, algae and grains, contain very reactive, amorphous silica from which impurities are easily removed. Second, plants take up only a limited set of, and minimal quantities of the heavy metals present in nature, meaning fewer minerals must be removed. Third, biomass combustion generates a product with intrinsic residual carbon, mixed at nanometer length scales with the SiO2. RHA is 80-90 wt% high surface area (20 m2/g), amorphous SiO2 with some simple mineral content mixed intimately with 5-15 wt% carbon. The mineral content is easily removed by low cost, acid washes using Mayaterials IP, leading to purified rice hull ash (RHAclean) at up to 6N purity. This highly reactive silica is partially extracted from RHAclean at 200 C in an environmentally benign process to adjust SiO2:C ratios to those needed in EA

Richard M. Laine

2012-08-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Beaubien Elementary's 8th Grade Math Club Visits Argonne | Argonne National  

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Beaubien Elementary's 8th Grade Math Club Visits Argonne Beaubien Elementary's 8th Grade Math Club Visits Argonne May 31, 2012 Tweet EmailPrint A math club is a great way to inspire children and make math come alive, but connecting a passion for math to an exciting career can be a challenge. So Chicago Public School teacher Jason Major got a field trip idea for his eighth-grade math club. On May 18, the math club of Jean Baptiste Beaubien Elementary School in northwest Chicago visited Argonne National Laboratory, the Lemont-based U.S. Department of Energy lab, and met with scientists who explained how important math is in solving some of the world's greatest challenges. The eighth graders also explored Argonne's visualization lab, a cavernous room filled with high-tech tiled and 3D display systems that provide

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Make the Grade -- and Save -- with ENERGY STAR® | Department of Energy  

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

Make the Grade -- and Save -- with ENERGY STAR® Make the Grade -- and Save -- with ENERGY STAR® Make the Grade -- and Save -- with ENERGY STAR® September 27, 2012 - 1:58pm Addthis If you need to replace your electronics, consider getting an ENERGY STAR product for dramatic energy savings -- as much as 90 percent savings for some products. If you need to replace your electronics, consider getting an ENERGY STAR product for dramatic energy savings -- as much as 90 percent savings for some products. Lynn Meyer Presidential Management Fellow, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Shop for ENERGY STAR Electronics Computers Imaging equipment (copiers, printers, fax machines, scanners) Monitors and other displays Most students have been back in school for more than a month, and many parents and students finished their back-to-school shopping awhile ago.

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Make the Grade -- and Save -- with ENERGY STAR® | Department of Energy  

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Make the Grade -- and Save -- with ENERGY STAR® Make the Grade -- and Save -- with ENERGY STAR® Make the Grade -- and Save -- with ENERGY STAR® September 27, 2012 - 1:58pm Addthis If you need to replace your electronics, consider getting an ENERGY STAR product for dramatic energy savings -- as much as 90 percent savings for some products. If you need to replace your electronics, consider getting an ENERGY STAR product for dramatic energy savings -- as much as 90 percent savings for some products. Lynn Meyer Presidential Management Fellow, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Shop for ENERGY STAR Electronics Computers Imaging equipment (copiers, printers, fax machines, scanners) Monitors and other displays Most students have been back in school for more than a month, and many parents and students finished their back-to-school shopping awhile ago.

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181

Searching For An Electrical-Grade Geothermal Resource In Northern Arizona  

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Searching For An Electrical-Grade Geothermal Resource In Northern Arizona Searching For An Electrical-Grade Geothermal Resource In Northern Arizona To Help Geopower The West Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Conference Paper: Searching For An Electrical-Grade Geothermal Resource In Northern Arizona To Help Geopower The West Details Activities (1) Areas (1) Regions (0) Abstract: The U.S Department of Energy's "Geopowering the West" initiative seeks to double the number of states (currently 4) that generate geothermal electric power over the next few years. Some states, like New Mexico and Oregon, have plentiful and conspicuous geothermal manifestations, and are thus likely to further DOE'S goal relatively easily. Other states, including Arizona, demonstrate less geothemal potential, but nevertheless

182

Neutronics and safety characteristics of a 100% MOX fueled PWR using weapons grade plutonium  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Preliminary neutronics and safety studies, pertaining to the feasibility of using 100% weapons grade mixed-oxide (MOX) fuel in an advanced PWR Westinghouse design are presented in this paper. The preliminary results include information on boron concentration, power distribution, reactivity coefficients and xenon and control rode worth for the initial and the equilibrium cycle. Important safety issues related to rod ejection and steam line break accidents and shutdown margin requirements are also discussed. No significant change from the commercial design is needed to denature weapons-grade plutonium under the current safety and licensing criteria.

Biswas, D.; Rathbun, R.; Lee, Si Young [Westinghouse Savannah River Co., Aiken, SC (United States); Rosenthal, P. [Westinghouse Electric Corp., Pittsburgh, PA (United States)

1993-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

183

InteGrade: Object-Oriented Grid Middleware Leveraging Idle Computing Power of Desktop Machines  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

of computing power to solve problems such as financial market simulations and studies for accurate oil well object systems. 1 #12;This allows us to leverage existing services [OMG98], such as Naming, Trading, Transactions, and Persis- tence, shortening development and maintenance time. InteGrade services are exported

Finger, Marcelo

184

Table 7. U.S. Refiner Motor Gasoline Volumes by Grade and Sales...  

Annual Energy Outlook 2012 (EIA)

33.9 215.8 9.7 10.0 12.1 16.3 0.0 28.4 See footnotes at end of table. 7. U.S. Refiner Motor Gasoline Volumes by Grade and Sales Type 14 Energy Information Administration ...

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Table 7. U.S. Refiner Motor Gasoline Volumes by Grade and Sales...  

Annual Energy Outlook 2012 (EIA)

35.2 213.6 9.5 9.8 12.9 16.6 NA 29.5 See footnotes at end of table. 7. U.S. Refiner Motor Gasoline Volumes by Grade and Sales Type 14 Energy Information Administration ...

186

Table 6. U.S. Refiner Motor Gasoline Prices by Grade and Sales...  

Annual Energy Outlook 2012 (EIA)

61.5 67.3 89.8 89.5 82.2 69.4 71.1 74.9 See footnotes at end of table. 6. U.S. Refiner Motor Gasoline Prices by Grade and Sales Type 12 Energy Information Administration ...

187

Table 6. U.S. Refiner Motor Gasoline Prices by Grade and Sales...  

Annual Energy Outlook 2012 (EIA)

62.2 68.5 90.1 89.6 82.4 70.9 NA 75.9 See footnotes at end of table. 6. U.S. Refiner Motor Gasoline Prices by Grade and Sales Type 12 Energy Information Administration ...

188

New Type Bainitic Steel for Grade R5 High Performance Offshore ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Abstract Scope, A new type bainitic steel for grade R5 (typical composition: 0.21C -0.90Mn-0.25Si-1.90Cr-0.9Ni-0.45Mo-microalloy) high performance offshore ...

189

Method of forming metallic coatings on polymeric substrates and of forming graded polymeric coatings or films  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

The invention described herein relates to methods of forming graded polymeric coatings or films on a desired substrate and of forming metallic coatings on polymeric or other nonmetallic substrates. In particular, it relates to methods of forming such coatings or films by sorption and/or diffusion of metals into coatings or films of polymeric material deposited by conventional techniques on a desired substrate.

Liepins, R.

1981-03-11T23:59:59.000Z

190

Table 31. Motor Gasoline Prices by Grade, Sales Type, PAD District...  

Annual Energy Outlook 2012 (EIA)

62.6 71.6 92.3 89.9 82.6 72.7 - 78.2 See footnotes at end of table. 31. Motor Gasoline Prices by Grade, Sales Type, PAD District, and State 56 Energy Information Administration ...

191

Table 31. Motor Gasoline Prices by Grade, Sales Type, PAD District...  

Annual Energy Outlook 2012 (EIA)

62.0 70.7 92.7 90.7 81.5 72.8 - 78.0 See footnotes at end of table. 31. Motor Gasoline Prices by Grade, Sales Type, PAD District, and State 56 Energy Information Administration ...

192

Exact elasticity solution for the vibration of functionally graded anisotropic cylindrical shells  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

of silicon-carbide fibers embed- ded in titanium matrix with the fiber volume fraction and fiber orientation homogenization Graded fiber orientation a b s t r a c t An exact elasticity solution is presented for the free are presented for two-constituent isotropic and fiber-rein- forced composite materials. The homogenized elastic

Vel, Senthil

193

Guidelines for Preparing Risk-Informed Graded Quality Assurance Program Implementation Request Submittals  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

EPRI has assessed the role of probabilistic risk assessment (PRA) in the regulation of nuclear power plant quality assurance programs. This report presents nuclear utilities with one example of a methodology and formatting guidance for developing submittals to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) requesting implementation of risk-informed, performance-based "graded" quality assurance programs.

1998-10-28T23:59:59.000Z

194

Application of Fuzzy Grade-of-Membership Clustering to Analysis of Remote Sensing Data  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A fuzzy grade-of-membership (GoM) clustering algorithm is applied to analysis of remote sensing data, in particular, the type of data used in climatic classification. The methodology is applied to a cloud product data subset derived from NASA’s ...

Lisa M. Talbot; Bryan G. Talbot; Robert E. Peterson; H. Dennis Tolley; Harvey D. Mecham

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

195

A Multiattribute Utility Analysis of Alternatives for the Disposition of Surplus Weapons-Grade Plutonium  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper describes an application of multiattribute utility theory to support the selection of a technology for the disposition of surplus weapons-grade plutonium by the Department of Energy (DOE). This analysis evaluated 13 alternatives, examined ... Keywords: Utility/preference, applications, multiattribute

James S. Dyer; Thomas Edmunds; John C. Butler; Jianmin Jia

1998-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

196

Effective photoelectric converters of ultraviolet radiation with graded-gap ZnS-based layers  

SciTech Connect

The use of ultrathin ({approx}10 nm) stable p-Cu{sub 1.8}S films as a transparent component of the p-Cu{sub 1.8}S-n-ZnS heterojunction as well as of the graded-gap layers made it possible to obtain effective photoconverters of ultraviolet radiation. The results of examination of the properties of photoactive Cu{sub 1.8}S-ZnS junctions grown on the CdS or CdSe substrates with intermediate graded-gap layers CdS-Zn{sub x}Cd{sub 1-x}S or CdSe-(ZnS){sub x}(CdSe){sub 1-} {sub x}, respectively, are presented. With the correct selection of parameters of the substrates, the graded-gap layers allows one to attain the optimal characteristics of the p-n junction, to realize high electric fields at the Cu{sub 1.8}S-ZnS contact, and to solve the problem of fabrication of the back ohmic contact to ZnS without additional doping of all components of the heterostructure with a foreign impurity. Varying the thickness of a thin ZnS layer, it is possible to control the extension of the space charge in the graded-gap layer and thereby to control the long-wavelength edge of photoconverter sensitivity.

Bobrenko, Yu. N.; Pavelets, S. Yu., E-mail: pavelets@voliacable.com; Pavelets, A. M. [National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Lashkarev Institute of Semiconductor Physics (Ukraine)

2009-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

197

Ductile fracture toughness of modified A 302 grade B plate materials. Volume 2  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The objective of this work was to develop ductile fracture toughness data in the form of J-R curves for modified A 302 grade B plate materials typical of those used in fabricating reactor pressure vessels. A previous experimental study at Materials Engineering Associates (MEA) on one particular heat of A 302 grade B plate showed decreasing J-R curves with increased specimen thickness. This characteristic has not been observed in numerous tests made on the more recent production materials of A 533 grade B and A 508 class 2 pressure vessel steels. It was unknown if the departure from norm for the MEA material was a generic characteristic for all heats of A 302 grade B steels or just unique to that one particular plate. Seven heats of modified A 302 grade B steel and one heat of vintage A 533 grade B steel were provided to this project by the General Electric Company of San Jose, California. All plates were tested for chemical content, tensile properties, Charpy transition temperature curves, drop-weight nil-ductility transition (NDT) temperature, and J-R curves. Tensile tests were made in the three principal orientations and at four temperatures, ranging from room temperature to 550{degrees}F (288{degrees}C). Charpy V-notch transition temperature curves were obtained in longitudinal, transverse, and short transverse orientations. J-R curves were made using four specimen sizes (1/2T, IT, 2T, and 4T). None of the seven heats of modified A 302 grade showed size effects of any consequence on the J-R curve behavior. Crack orientation effects were present, but none were severe enough to be reported as atypical. A test temperature increase from 180 to 550{degrees}F (82 to 288{degrees}C) produced the usual loss in J-R curve fracture toughness. Generic J-R curves and mathematical curve fits to the same were generated to represent each heat of material. This volume is a compilation of all data developed.

McCabe, D.E.; Manneschmidt, E.T.; Swain, R.L.

1997-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

198

Status of Initial Assessment of Physical and Mechanical Properties of Graphite Grades for NGNP Appkications  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Current candidate graphite grades for the core structures of NGNP include grades NBG-17, NBG-18, PCEA and IG-430. Both NBG-17 and NBG-18 are manufactured using pitch coke, and are vibrationally molded. These medium grain products are produced by SGL Carbon SAS (France). Tayo Tanso (Japan) produces IG-430 which is a petroleum coke, isostatically molded, nuclear grade graphite. And PCEA is a medium grain, extruded graphite produced by UCAR Carbon Co. (USA) from petroleum coke. An experimental program has been initiated to develop physical and mechanical properties data for these current candidate graphites. The results will be judged against the requirements for nuclear grade graphites set forth in ASTM standard D 7219-05 "Standard Specification for Isotropic and Near-isotropic Nuclear Graphites". Physical properties data including thermal conductivity and coefficient of thermal expansion, and mechanical properties data including tensile, compressive and flexural strengths will be obtained using the established test methods covered in D-7219 and ASTM C 781-02 "Standard Practice for Testing Graphite and Boronated Graphite Components for High-Temperature Gas-Cooled Nuclear Reactors". Various factors known to effect the properties of graphites will be investigated. These include specimen size, spatial location within a graphite billet, specimen orientation (ag and wg) within a billet, and billet-to-billet variations. The current status of the materials characterization program is reported herein. To date billets of the four graphite grades have been procured, and detailed cut up plans for obtaining the various specimens have been prepared. Particular attention has been given to the traceability of each specimen to its spatial location and orientation within a billet.

Strizak, Joe P [ORNL; Burchell, Timothy D [ORNL; Windes, Will [Idaho National Laboratory (INL)

2011-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

199

The structure of of executive situations and knowledge management of the grade1-9 curriculum in the elementary school  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The purpose of this research is to realize the viewpoints of the related questions of the grade1-9 curriculum, and to offer the practical suggestions. There are "questionnaire" and "interview" involved in this study. The public elementary school teachers ... Keywords: curriculum innovation, elementary school teacher, grade1-9 curriculum

Wen-Jiuh Chiang; Rong-Jyue Fang; Zhen-Gang Chen; Hua-Lin Tsai

2008-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

200

Using activeX data objects to publish an Excel grade book on the World Wide Web  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The World Wide Web is recognized as an ideal grade publishing medium. In this paper, several goals for a web-publishable grade book system are discussed. We reviewed several existing systems but found that none achieved all the goals. A system is described ...

Kevin R. Burger

2001-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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201

Supplemental Guidance for the Application of EPRI Report NP-5652 on the Utilization of Commercial Grade Items  

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Significant industry activity has occurred in the area of commercial grade dedication since the publication of EPRI NP-5652 in 1988. This document evaluates these activities and provides updated information which can further assist utilities in reducing the engineering and procurement costs associated with commercial grade items (CGIs) intended for nuclear safety-related applications.

1994-05-26T23:59:59.000Z

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DOE-STD-1153-2002; A Graded Approach for Evaluating Radiation Doses to Aquatic and Terrestrial Biota  

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

2 2 DETAILED GUIDANCE MODULE 2: DETAILED GUIDANCE DOE-STD-1153-2002 INTENTIONALLY BLANK DOE-STD-1153-2002 M2-1 1 The Graded Approach, Ecological Risk Assessment, and Guidance on Their Implementation in Evaluating Radiation Doses to Biota The graded approach was made available to DOE field and program elements and to external users for a trial use period beginning in July 2000 as an interim version of this technical standard. The purpose of the trial period was to give users an opportunity to become familiar with and implement the graded approach at their sites, and to have an opportunity to provide suggestions and lessons learned to the BDAC regarding any refinements and associated guidance that needed to be incorporated into the graded approach prior to finalizing the technical standard. During this trial period the graded approach received strong interest and requests from

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Production of solar grade (SoG) silicon by refining liquid metallurgical grade (MG) silicon: Annual Report: June 10 1998--October 19, 1999  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Pyro-metallurgical refining techniques are being developed for use with molten metallurgical-grade (MG) silicon so that directionally solidified refined MG silicon can be used as solar-grade (SoG) silicon feedstock for photovoltaic applications. The most problematic impurity elements are B and P because of their high segregation coefficients. Refining processes such as evacuation, formation of impurity complexes, oxidation of impurities, and slagging have been effective in removal of impurities from MG silicon. Charge sizes have been scaled up to 60 kg. Impurity analysis of 60-kg charges after refining and directional solidification has shown reduction of most impurities to <1 ppma and B and P to the 10-ppma level. It has been demonstrated that B and P, as well as other impurities, can be reduced from MG silicon. Further reduction of impurities will be necessary for use as SoG silicon. The procedures developed are simple and scaleable to larger charge sizes and carried out in a foundry or MG silicon production plant. Therefore, SoG silicon production using these procedures should be at low cost.

Khattak, C.P.; Joyce, D.B.; Schmid, F.

1999-12-13T23:59:59.000Z

204

High quality metamorphic graded buffers with lattice-constants intermediate to GaAs an InP for device applications  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We have investigated the use of a continuous, linear grading scheme for compositionally-graded metamorphic InxGal-As buffers on GaAs, which can be used as virtual substrates for optical emitters operating at wavelengths > ...

Lee, Kenneth Eng Kian

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

205

A Review Corrosion of TI Grade 7 and Other TI Alloys in Nuclear Waste Repository Environments  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Titanium alloy degradation modes are reviewed in relation to their performance in repository environments. General corrosion, localized corrosion, stress corrosion cracking, hydrogen induced cracking, microbially influenced corrosion, and radiation-assisted corrosion of Ti alloys are considered. With respect to the Ti Grade 7 drip shields selected for emplacement in the repository at Yucca Mountain, general corrosion, hydrogen induced cracking, and radiation-assisted corrosion will not lead to failure within the 10,000 year regulatory period; stress corrosion cracking (in the absence of disruptive events) is of no consequence to barrier performance; and localized corrosion and microbially influenced corrosion are not expected to occur. To facilitate the discussion, Ti Grades 2, 5, 7, 9, 11, 12, 16, 17, 18, and 24 are included in this review.

F. Hua; K. Mon; P. Pasupathi; G. Gordon

2004-05-11T23:59:59.000Z

206

Replaces DOE F 3530.1 5. HOW LONG IN PRESENT POSITION GRADE  

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

50.2 50.2 (07-95) Replaces DOE F 3530.1 5. HOW LONG IN PRESENT POSITION GRADE 6. DATE NEXT REGULAR STEP INCREASE IS DUE: 7. LIST ANY AWARDS OR QUALITY INCREASES RECEIVED IN LAST 5 YEARS (Date and kind of award) ATTACH A COMPLETED SF-52, "REQUEST FOR PERSONNEL ACTION," AND A COPY OF THE EMPLOYEE'S CURRENT RATING OF RECORD AS DOCUMENTATION THAT PERFORMANCE HAS MET ALL THE REQUIREMENTS FOR AN OUTSTANDING RATING. NAME AND TITLE OF NOMINATING OFFICIAL (Employee's immediate supervisor) 1. NAME OF NOMINEE 3. ORGANIZATION LOCATION OF POSITION 2. POSITION TITLE, GRADE AND STEP 4. RECOMMENDATION COVERS SERVICE FROM (DATE): TO: SIGNATURE DATE NAME AND TITLE OF REVIEWING OFFICIAL (If required by organization)

207

PLUTONIUM FINISHING PLANT (PFP) SUB-GRADE EE/CA EVALUATION OF ALTERNATIVES A NEW MODEL  

SciTech Connect

An engineering evaluation/cost analysis (EE/CA) was performed at the Hanford Site's Plutonium Finishing Plant (PFP). The purpose of the EVCA was to identify the sub-grade items to be evaluated; determine the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 (CERCLA) hazardous substances through process history and available data; evaluate these hazards; and as necessary, identify the available alternatives to reduce the risk associated with the contaminants. The sub-grade EWCA considered four alternatives for an interim removal action: (1) No Action; (2) Surveillance and Maintenance (S&M); (3) Stabilize and Leave in Place (Stabilization); and (4) Remove, Treat and Dispose (RTD). Each alternative was evaluated against the CERCLA criteria for effectiveness, implementability, and cost.

HOPKINS, A.M.

2007-06-08T23:59:59.000Z

208

Life Management of Creep Strength Enhanced Grade 91 Steel: Damage Calculator  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Creep damage depends on stress, temperature, and material. This project established a database of creep data for Grade 91 steels and reviewed representative materials relationships that provide a best fit to the database. The relationships from several expert sources have been used in a Microsoft Excel-based damage calculator. This calculator allows comparison of component performance for selected operating conditions and material creep properties. The approach facilitates comparison of life ...

2013-06-20T23:59:59.000Z

209

Method and apparatus for determination of mechanical properties of functionally-graded materials  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Techniques for the determination of mechanical properties of homogenous or functionally-graded materials from indentation testing are presented. The technique is applicable to indentation on the nano-scale through the macro-scale including the geological scale. The technique involves creating a predictive load/depth relationship for a sample, providing an experimental load/depth relationship, comparing the experimental data to the predictive data, and determining a physical characteristic from the comparison.

Giannakopoulos, Antonios E. (Somerville, MA); Suresh, Subra (Wellesley, MA)

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

210

Review of Fabrication and In-Service Performance of a Grade 91 Header  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report reviews the construction details of two retrofit Grade 91 headers installed in a UK power station in the 1990s. The report documents the design, manufacture, quality assurance, inspection, repair history, and results of post–service testing of the two headers. The report also summarizes the subsequent in-service inspection and repair history, where either published or available from the plant operator, covering the nondestructive evaluation (the type of technique used and extent of ...

2013-07-30T23:59:59.000Z

211

Low cycle thermal fatigue testing of beryllium grades for ITER plasma facing components  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A novel technique has been used to test the relative low cycle thermal fatigue resistance of different grades of US and Russian beryllium, which is proposed as plasma facing armor for fusion reactor first wall, limiter, and divertor components. The 30 kW electron beam test system at Sandia National Laboratories was used to sweep the beam spot along one direction at 1 Hz. This produces a localized temperature ``spike`` of 750{degree}C for each pass of the beam. Large thermal stresses in excess of the yield strength are generated due to very high spot heat flux, 250 MW/m{sup 2}. Cyclic plastic strains on the order of 0.6% produced visible cracking on the heated surface in less than 3000 cycles. An in-vacuo fiber optic borescope was used to visually inspect the beryllium surfaces for crack initiation. Grades of US beryllium tested included: S-65C, S- 65H, S-200F, S-200F-H, SR-200, I-400, extruded high purity, HIP`d spherical powder, porous beryllium (94% and 98% dense), Be/30% BeO, Be/60% BeO, and TiBe{sub 12}. Russian grades included: TGP-56, TShGT, DShG-200, and TShG-56. Both the number of cycles to crack initiation, and the depth of crack propagation, were measured. The most fatigue resistant grades were S-65C, DShG-200, TShGT, and TShG-56. Rolled sheet Be (SR-200) showed excellent crack propagation resistance in the plane of rolling, despite early formation of delamination cracks. Only one sample showed no evidence of surface melting, Extruded (T). Metallographic and chemical analyses are provided. Good agreement was found between the measured depth of cracks and a 2-D elastic-plastic finite element stress analysis.

Watson, R.D.; Youchison, D.L. [Sandia National Labs., Livermore, CA (United States); Dombrowski, D.E. [Brush Wellman, Inc., Cleveland, OH (United States); Guiniatouline, R.N. [Efremov Institute, (Russia); Kupriynov, I.B. [Russian Institute of Inorganic Materials (Russia)

1996-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

212

Method for making graded I-III-VI.sub.2 semiconductors and solar cell obtained thereby  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Improved cell photovoltaic conversion efficiencies are obtained by the simultaneous elemental reactive evaporation process of Mickelsen and Chen for making semiconductors by closer control of the evaporation rates and substrate temperature during formation of the near contact, bulk, and near junction regions of a graded I-III-VI.sub.2, thin film, semiconductor, such as CuInSe.sub.2 /(Zn,Cd)S or another I-III-VI.sub.2 /II-VI heterojunction.

Devaney, Walter E. (Seattle, WA)

1987-08-04T23:59:59.000Z

213

Surface topographies of two-year coupons of titanium grade 16 from long-term testing  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Using an Atomic Force Microscope, we have examined the surface topographies associated with crevice coupons representing the six classes of coupons of Titanium Grade 16 removed from Long-Term Corrosion testing after two years of immersion. Only on coupons removed from Simulated Concentrated Well Water do we observe features which are likely to represent embryonic pit formation. The coupons removed from the Simulated Acidified Well Water were too rough to yield representative measurements.

Bedrossian, P J

1999-12-28T23:59:59.000Z

214

Information for Use in Conducting Audits of Supplier Commercial Grade Item Dedication Programs  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) has published a series of documents pertaining to commercial grade item dedication (CGID). Each of these documents was written from a licensees perspective and was intended for use by member utilities. EPRI released six of these documents as copyrighted publications in 2007, making them available to suppliers in the nuclear generation industry. Suppliers can use these documents as guidance for implementing supplier CGID programs. Recent experience conducting N...

2008-06-05T23:59:59.000Z

215

State of Knowledge for Advanced Bainitic Creep-Strength-Enhanced Ferritic Steel Grades 23 and 24  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Two advanced, bainitic creep-strength-enhanced ferritic (CSEF) steels have recently been developed and introduced to construction codes governing power generation applications. These two materials, Grades 23 and 24, are actively being used across a wide range of boiler and heat recovery steam generator (HRSG) components including thick-section headers, loose tubing in reheaters and superheaters, and waterwall panels. The wide range of use presents a demanding situation in which these two materials ...

2013-11-25T23:59:59.000Z

216

Review of Weld Repair Options for Grade 91, Part 2: Damage Development and Distribution  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report reviews the likely creep damage distributions in weld repairs in Grade 91 steel. Information is provided in terms of the various weld metals that may be used, including nickel-based, matching P91 (B9), and standard P9 (B8) weld metals. The different damage distributions for each type, with associated implications for nondestructive evaluation, are discussed. In particular, the limitations of using surface ...

2013-06-20T23:59:59.000Z

217

Graded zooming  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A system for increasing the resolution in the far field resolution of video or still frame images, while maintaining full coverage in the near field. The system includes a camera connected to a computer. The computer applies a specific zooming scale factor to each of line of pixels and continuously increases the scale factor of the line of pixels from the bottom to the top to capture the scene in the near field, yet maintain resolution in the scene in the far field.

Coffland, Douglas R. (Livermore, CA)

2006-04-25T23:59:59.000Z

218

Alloy Grades  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

...properties similar to those of zirconium, its nuclear properties are markedly different. Hafnium is a neutron absorber, but zirconium is

219

Transmutation facility for weapons grade plutonium based on a tokamak fusion neutron source  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

It is suggested that weapons grade plutonium could be processed through a transmutation facility to build up sufficient actinide and fission product inventories to serve as a deterrent to diversion or theft, pending eventual use as nuclear reactor fuel. A transmutation facility consisting of a fusion neutron source surrounded by fuel assemblies containing the weapons grade plutonium in the form of PuO2 pebbles in a lithium slurry was investigated and found to be technically feasible. A design concept/operation scenario was developed for a facility which would be able to transmute the world's estimated inventory of weapons grade plutonium to 11% Pu-240 concentration in about 25 years. The fusion neutron source would be based on tokamak plasma operating conditions and magnet technology being qualified in ongoing R D programs, and the plutonium fuel would be based on existing technology. A new R D program would be required to qualify a refractory metal alloy structural material needed to handle the high heat fluxes. Extensions of existing technologies and acceleration of existing R D programs would seem to be adequate to qualify other technologies required for the facility.

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1994-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

220

Transmutation facility for weapons-grade plutonium disposition based on a tokamak fusion neutron source  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

It is suggested that weapons-grade plutonium could be processed through a transmutation facility to build up sufficient actinide and fission product inventories to serve as a deterrent to diversion or theft during subsequent storage, pending eventual use as fuel in commercial nuclear reactors. A transmutation facility consisting of a tokamak fusion neutron source surrounded by fuel assemblies containing the weapons-grade plutonium in the form of PuO{sub 2} pebbles in a lithium slurry is investigated. A design concept/operation scenario is developed for a facility that would be able to transmute the world`s estimated surplus inventory of weapons-grade plutonium to 11% {sup 240}Pu concentration in nearly 25 yr. The fusion neutron source would be based on plasma physics and plasma support technology being qualified in ongoing research and development (R&D) programs, and the plutonium fuel would be based on existing technology. A new R&D program would be required to qualify a refractory metal alloy structural material that would be needed to handle the high heat fluxes; otherwise, extensions of existing technologies and acceleration of existing R&D programs would seem to be adequate to qualify all required technologies. Such a facility might feasibly be deployed in 20 to 30 yr, or sooner with a crash program. 49 refs., 5 figs., 13 tabs.

Stacey, W.M.; Pilger, B.L.; Mowrey, J.A. [Georgia Inst. of Technology, Atlanta, GA (United States)] [and others

1995-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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AN APPROACH TO CHARACTERIZING & EVALUATING ALTERNATIVES FOR THE DECOMMISSIONING OF SUB-GRADE STRUCTURES AT THE PLUTONIUM FINISHING PLANT (PFP)  

SciTech Connect

In 2002, the Richland Operations Office (RL) of the US Department of Energy (DOE), the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the Washington State Department of Ecology (Ecology) developed milestones for transitioning the Plutonium Finishing Plant (PFP) facility to a clean slab-on-grade configuration. These milestones required developing an engineering evaluation/cost analysis (EF/CA) for the facility's sub-grade structures and installations as part of a series of evaluations intended to provide for the transition of the facility to a clean slab-on-grade configuration. In addition to supporting decisions for interim actions, the analyses of sub-grade structures and installations performed through this EE/CA will contribute to the remedial investigation feasibility study(ies) and subsequently to the final records of decision for the relevant operable units responsible for site closure in the 200 West Area of the Hanford Site.

HOPKINS, A.M.; KLOS, D.B.

2007-01-25T23:59:59.000Z

222

Materials testing and development of functionally graded composite fuel cladding and piping for the Lead-Bismuth cooled nuclear reactor  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This study has extended the development of an exciting technology which promises to enable the Pb-Bi eutectic cooled reactors to operate at temperatures up to 650-700°C. This new technology is a functionally graded composite ...

Fray, Elliott Shepard

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

223

Standard specification for nuclear-grade gadolinium oxide (Gd2O3) powder  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

1.1 This specification provides the chemical and physical requirements for nuclear-grade gadolinium oxide powder intended for subsequent processing and use in nuclear fuel applications, for example, as an addition to uranium dioxide. 1.2 This specification does not include requirements for health and safety. Observance of this specification does not relieve the user of the obligation to be aware of and comply with all federal, state, and local regulations pertaining to possessing, shipping, processing, or using this material. 1.3 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.

American Society for Testing and Materials. Philadelphia

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

224

Demographic profiles associated with academic performance for third grade students in North Forest and Aldine Independent School Districts in Texas  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The study examined the demographic profiles associated with academic performance for third grade students in North Forest and Aldine Independent School Districts (ISDs) in Texas. Specifically, the study showed the impact that gender, ethnicity, and whether students receive free or reduced lunch (parent income level), had on third grade reading Texas Assessment of Academic Skills (TAAS) scores. The population for this study was 368 of the 9,007 third grade students from both the North Forest and Aldine Independent School Districts. Students in this study were of the predominant ethnicities at the schools: Black, Hispanic, and White. Utilizing this sample size allowed the study results to be generalized as trend data for all third grade students in the two districts. Data were collected during the spring semester of the 2002-2003 school year. Information for the study was provided through the Public Education Information Management System (PEIMS) and Academic Excellence Indicator System (AEIS) reports of both school districts. Results showed that gender does not relate to the TAAS score in North Forest, but the income level is related to third grade reading TAAS performance. Income showed a significant relationship in that North Forest had a higher percentage of students receiving free and reduced lunch. This impacted the third grade TAAS reading scores. Gender was significantly related to third grade TAAS performances at Aldine ISD in that Aldine had 66 more girls to take the test than boys. There were only 54 boys who took the test. Gender had no significance in North Forest ISD because there was an even number of girls and boys who took the test. Ethnicity would not be analyzed at North Forest ISD due to the small percentage of non-Black students in the third grade. At Aldine ISD, no relationship was found between ethnicity and third grade TAAS performers. The success rate on third grade TAAS was significantly higher at Aldine ISD (percent passed 85.1) than at North Forest ISD (percent passed 39.6).

Slaughter, Steven Darryll

2007-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

225

Weapons-grade plutonium dispositioning. Volume 3: A new reactor concept without uranium or thorium for burning weapons-grade plutonium  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) requested that the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory (INEL) examine concepts that focus only on the destruction of 50,000 kg of weapons-grade plutonium. A concept has been developed by the INEL for a low-temperature, low-pressure, low-power density, low-coolant-flow-rate light water reactor that destroys plutonium quickly without using uranium or thorium. This concept is very safe and could be designed, constructed, and operated in a reasonable time frame. This concept does not produce electricity. Not considering other missions frees the design from the paradigms and constraints used by proponents of other dispositioning concepts. The plutonium destruction design goal is most easily achievable with a large, moderate power reactor that operates at a significantly lower thermal power density than is appropriate for reactors with multiple design goals. This volume presents the assumptions and requirements, a reactor concept overview, and a list of recommendations. The appendices contain detailed discussions on plutonium dispositioning, self-protection, fuel types, neutronics, thermal hydraulics, off-site radiation releases, and economics.

Ryskamp, J.M.; Schnitzler, B.G.; Fletcher, C.D. [and others

1993-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

226

Plutonium Finishing Plant (PFP) Criticality Alarm System Commercial Grade Item (CGI) Critical Characteristics  

SciTech Connect

This document specifies the critical characteristics for Commercial Grade Items (CGI) procured for PFP's criticality alarm system as required by HNF-PRO-268 and HNF-PRO-1819. These are the minimum specifications that the equipment must meet in order to properly perform its safety function. There may be several manufacturers or models that meet the critical characteristics for any one item. PFP's Criticality Alarm System includes the nine criticality alarm system panels and their associated hardware. This includes all parts up to the first breaker in the electrical distribution system. Specific system boundaries and justifications are contained in HNF-SD-CP-SDD-003, ''Definition and Means of Maintaining the Criticality Detectors and Alarms Portion of the PFP Safety Envelope.'' The procurement requirements associated with the system necessitates procurement of some system equipment as Commercial Grade Items in accordance with HNF-PRO-268, ''Control of Purchased Items and Services.''

WHITE, W.F.

1999-09-16T23:59:59.000Z

227

Curriculum Implementation: a Study of the Effect of a Specialized Curriculum on Sixth Grade Mathematics Summative Test Scores in a Rural Middle School.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??The purpose of this study was to examine curriculum implementation in sixth grade mathematics as it related to standardized testing in a rural district. The… (more)

Bicknell, Libby Plath

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

228

NETL: NETL Announces 2011 Triple E Seminar for Teachers Grades K-6  

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Educational Initiatives Triple E Seminars NETL Announces 2011 Triple E Seminar for Teachers Grades K-6 The National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) and the Spectroscopy Society of Pittsburgh (SSP) are pleased to announce the nineteenth Triple "E" Seminar on Thursday, January 20th & Friday, January 21st, 2011. The seminar will be held at NETL and is offered free of charge to all participants. The seminar proceedings, science enrichment materials, and refreshments will be provided. Seminar attendees will receive Act 48 credits. Please fill out the registration form [PDF-100KB] electronically and email it to: christy.pecyna@ib.netl.doe.gov. The deadline for receipt of all registration forms is January 10, 2011. Space is limited and seminar participants are selected on a first-come, first served basis so please register promptly. All accepted participants will receive a confirmation email of their registration along with an agenda and directions.

229

Obstacles to US ability to control and track weapons-grade uranium supplied abroad  

SciTech Connect

The United States has exported over 16,000 kilograms of highly enriched uranium for use in research reactors in over 40 nations. GAO learned that the central computerized system used for tracking such exports is incomplete and inaccurate. Intended users also consider it inadequate and unreliable. In addition, three other systems gather information on highly enriched uranium. GAO recommends streamlining and consolidating the information maintained on this material in a more accurate, comprehensive, and flexible manner. GAO believes that reducing the use of highly enriched uranium is a sound non-proliferation objective. A number of obstacles, however, must be overcome if the conversion of research reactors to non-weapons grade fuels is to become a reality in the next few years. In the meantime, US ability to ensure adequate physical protection of highly enriched uranium supplied abroad is limited and international safeguards of nuclear material need further improvement.

Bowsher, C.A.

1982-08-02T23:59:59.000Z

230

Report on Thermal Neutron Diffusion Length Measurement in Reactor Grade Graphite Using MCNP and COMSOL Multiphysics  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Neutron diffusion length in reactor grade graphite is measured both experimentally and theoretically. The experimental work includes Monte Carlo (MC) coding using 'MCNP' and Finite Element Analysis (FEA) coding suing 'COMSOL Multiphysics' and Matlab. The MCNP code is adopted to simulate the thermal neutron diffusion length in a reactor moderator of 2m x 2m with slightly enriched uranium ($^{235}U$), accompanied with a model designed for thermal hydraulic analysis using point kinetic equations, based on partial and ordinary differential equation. The theoretical work includes numerical approximation methods including transcendental technique to illustrate the iteration process with the FEA method. Finally collision density of thermal neutron in graphite is measured, also specific heat relation dependability of collision density is also calculated theoretically, the thermal neutron diffusion length in graphite is evaluated at $50.85 \\pm 0.3cm$ using COMSOL Multiphysics and $50.95 \\pm 0.5cm$ using MCNP. Finally ...

Mirfayzi, S R

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

231

A graded approach to the systematic design and delivery of training  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

To upgrade and influence training, the training organization at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) has developed a systematic and flexible graded approach to training. Acknowledging that quality training begins with adequate planning and preparation and that success is the results of systematic training measures put in place after careful evaluation of a wide variety of options, the training organization developed the Layers for Instructional Systems for Training (LIST) model to guide Laboratory groups through the design and conduct of training programs and courses. The model is a comprehensive, two-step approach to training that allows line managers and training coordinators to balance implementation of systematic training that will satisfy comprehensive federal requirements with practical organizational constraints.

Mullaney, C.A.

1992-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

232

Study of Supercritical Carbon Dioxide Power Cycle for Low Grade Heat Conversion  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Research on supercritical carbon dioxide power cycles has been mainly focused on high temperature applications, such as Brayton cycle in a nuclear power plant. This paper conducts a comprehensive study on the feasibility of a CO2-based supercritical power cycle for low-grade heat conversion. Energy and exergy analyses of the cycle were conducted to discuss the obstacles as well as the potentials of using supercritical carbon dioxide as the working fluid for supercritical Rankine cycle, Carbon dioxide has desirable qualities such as low critical temperature, stability, little environmental impact and low cost. However, the low critical temperature might be a disadvantage for the condensation process. Comparison between a carbon dioxide-based supercritical Rankine cycle and an organic fluid-based supercritical Rankine cycle showed that the former needs higher pressure to achieve the same efficiency and a heat recovery system is necessary to desuperheat the turbine exhaust and pre-heat the pressure charged liquid.

Vidhi, Rachana [University of South Florida, Tampa; Goswami, Yogi D. [University of South Florida, Tampa; Chen, Huijuan [University of South Florida, Tampa; Stefanakos, Elias [University of South Florida, Tampa; Kuravi, Sarada [University of South Florida, Tampa; Sabau, Adrian S [ORNL

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

233

Mechanical Characteristics of Submerged Arc Weldment in API Gas Pipeline Steel of Grade X65  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The mechanical properties of submerged arc weldment (SAW) in gas transportation pipeline steel of grade API X65 (65 ksi yield strength) were investigated. This steel is produced by thermo mechanical control rolled (TMC), and is largely used in Iran gas piping systems and networks. The results from laboratory study on three different regions; i.e. base metal (BM), fusion zone (FZ) and heat affected zone (HAZ) were used to compare weldment mechanical characteristics with those specified by API 5L (revision 2004) standard code. Different laboratory experiments were conducted on test specimens taken from 48 inch outside diameter and 14.3 mm wall thickness gas pipeline. The test results showed a gradient of microstructure and Vickers hardness data from the centerline of FZ towards the unaffected MB. Similarly, lower Charpy absorbed energy (compared to BM) was observed in the FZ impact specimens. Despite this, the API specifications were fulfilled in three tested zones, ensuring pipeline structural integrity under working conditions.

Hashemi, S. H. [Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Birjand, POBOX 97175-376, Birjand (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Mohammadyani, D. [Materials and Energy Research Center (MERC) POBOX 14155-4777, Tehran (Iran, Islamic Republic of)

2011-01-17T23:59:59.000Z

234

SNG or syn-gas from wet solid waste and low grade fuels  

SciTech Connect

The substitute natural gas (SNG) or a synthesis gas (syngas) is prepared by partly oxidizing wastes and low-grade fuels (peat, lignite, many forms of biomass) containing 0.5-30 times as much water as the dry solids with O or air at 240-300/sup 0/C and 70-100 atmospheres. Sulfur in high S coal is oxidized selectively to SO/sub 4//sup -2/, and the heat to bring the combustible to the necessary temperature is supplied by burning part of the combustible itself. The residual solids (now 70-95% of the original fuel) are mechanically separated from all but 0.5-2 lb water. These solids come from the dewatering unit at a high pressure and may be passed, without loss of pressure or temperature to be gasified in conventional processes and gasifiers by partial oxidation.

Othmer, D.F.

1981-02-17T23:59:59.000Z

235

CONVERSION OF RUSSIAN WEAPON-GRADE PLUTONIUM INTO OXIDE FOR MIXED OXIDE (MOX) FUEL FABRICATION.  

SciTech Connect

Progress has been made in the Russian Federation towards the conversion of weapons-grade plutonium (w-Pu) into plutonium oxide (PuO{sub 2}) suitable for further manufacture into mixed oxide (MOX) fuels. This program is funded both by French Commissariat x 1'Energie Atomique (CEA) and the US National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA). The French program was started as a way to make available their expertise gained from manufacturing MOX fuel. The US program was started in 1998 in response to US proliferation concerns and the acknowledged international need to decrease available w-Pu. Russia has selected both the conversion process and the manufacturing site. This paper discusses the present state of development towards fulfilling this mission: the demonstration plant designed to process small amounts of Pu and validate all process stages and the industrial plant that will process up to 5 metric tons of Pu per year.

Glagovski, E.; Kolotilov, Y.; Glagolenko, Y.; Zygmunt, Stanley J.; Mason, C. F. V. (Caroline F. V.); Hahn, W. K. (Wendy K.); Durrer, R. E. (Russell E.); Thomas, S.; Sicard, B.; Herlet, N.; Fraize, G.; Villa, A.

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

236

High velocity continuous-flow reactor for the production of solar grade silicon. Second quarterly report  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The objective is to determine the feasibility of a high volume-high velocity continuous reduction reactor as an economical means for producing solar grade polycrystalline silicon. Preheated streams of hydrogen and bromosilanes are used as feed to the reduction reactor. Nucleation and deposition sites are provided by the additional feed of preheated silicon particles to the reactor. The effort has been directed at studying the chemistry taking place in the reactor, determining the factors which influence its course, and making necessary reactor modifications as dictated by observed results. The initial reactor design has been extensively changed. Energy losses due to gas expansion in the nozzle/mixer section of the reactor dictated these design changes. A ''Tee'' configuration, in which the two preheated gas streams are merged at right angles without any expansion, has replaced the nozzle/mixer. Results of the hydrogen reduction of tetrabromosilane with and without the use of silicon deposition substrate particles are analyzed.

Woerner, L.

1978-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

237

Characterization of detector grade CdZnTe material from Redlen Technologies  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

CdZnTe (or CZT) crystals can be used in a variety of detector-type applications. This large band gap material shows great promise for use as a gamma radiation spectrometer. Historically, the performance of CZT has typically been adversely affected by point defects, structural and compositional heterogeneities within the crystals, such as twinning, pipes, grain boundaries (polycrystallinity) and secondary phases (SP). The synthesis of CZT material has improved greatly with the primary performance limitation being attributed to mainly SP. In this presentation, we describe the extensive characterization of detector grade material that has been treated with post growth annealing to remove the SPs. Some of the analytical methods used in this study included polarized, cross polarized and transmission IR imaging, I-V curves measurements, synchrotron X-ray topography and electron microscopy.

Duff, Martine C.; Burger, Arnold; Groza, Michael; Buliga, Vladimir; Bradley, John P.; Dai, Zurong R.; Teslich, Nick; Black, David R.; Awadalla, Salah A.; Mackenzie, Jason; Chen, Henry (Redlen); (SRNL); (LLNL); (NIST); (Fisk U)

2008-10-24T23:59:59.000Z

238

AP Theory III: Cone-like Graded SUSY, Dynamic Dark Energy and the YM Millenium Problem  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Artin Presentation Theory, (AP Theory), is a new, direct infusion, via pure braid theory, of discrete group theory, (i.e., symmetry in its purest form), into the theory of {\\it smooth} 4-manifolds, (i.e.,$(3+1)$-Quantum Gravity in its purest topological form), thus exhibiting the most basic, rigorous, universal, model-free intrinsic {\\it gauge-gravity} duality in a non-infinitesimal, cone-like graded, as holographic as possible, model-independent, non-perturbative, background-independent, parameter-free manner. {\\it In AP Theory even smooth topology change becomes gauge-theoretic, setting the stage for a rigorous smooth topological $(3+1)$-QFT of Dynamic Dark Energy.} In this theory, the rigid $\\infty$ of the dimension of classical Hilbert space is substituted by the dynamic $\\infty$ of the $\\infty$ generation at each stage of a cone-like graded subgroup of topology-changing transitions/interactions. As a corollary, the Cosmological Constant problem and the YM Millenium Mass Gap problem, two of the most perplexing main problems of modern physics, become rigorously, intimately mathematically related, by having the same qualitative {\\it dynamical} roots. Ultimately our main point is meta-mathematical, as far as modern physics is concerned: due to the discrete group-theoretic conceptual simplicity of the theory, with its group-theoretic 'Planckian membrane/discreteness' starting point, {\\it the fact that it is not just a mere mathematical model,} and all its properties above, any other {\\it mathematically rigorous} approach has to built on AP Theory and be topologically absorbed and enveloped by it.

H. E. Winkelnkemper

2010-03-26T23:59:59.000Z

239

Department of Industrial Engineering Spring 2010 Materials Handling for Oilseed Press and Requirements for Pressing Food Grade Oil  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

and Requirements for Pressing Food Grade Oil Overview Penn State Farm Operations has an expeller press for producing meal and oil from various seeds. The oil from the press is currently being used as biodiesel that needed to be replaced every two hours. The oil is worth two dollars per gallon as fuel, but if it can

Demirel, Melik C.

240

Improved Survival With Radiation Therapy in High-Grade Soft Tissue Sarcomas of the Extremities: A SEER Analysis  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Purpose: The benefit of radiation therapy in extremity soft tissue sarcomas remains controversial. The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of radiation therapy on overall survival among patients with primary soft tissue sarcomas of the extremity who underwent limb-sparing surgery. Methods and Materials: A retrospective study from the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) database that included data from January 1, 1988, to December 31, 2005. A total of 6,960 patients constituted the study population. Overall survival curves were constructed using the Kaplan-Meir method and for patients with low- and high-grade tumors. Hazard ratios were calculated based on multivariable Cox proportional hazards models. Results: Of the cohort, 47% received radiation therapy. There was no significant difference in overall survival among patients with low-grade tumors by radiation therapy. In high-grade tumors, the 3-year overall survival was 73% in patients who received radiation therapy vs. 63% for those who did not receive radiation therapy (p < 0.001). On multivariate analysis, patients with high-grade tumors who received radiation therapy had an improved overall survival (hazard ratio 0.67, 95% confidence interval 0.57-0.79). In patients receiving radiation therapy, 13.5% received it in a neoadjuvant setting. The incidence of patients receiving neoadjuvant radiation did not change significantly between 1988 and 2005. Conclusions: To our knowledge, this is the largest population-based study reported in patients undergoing limb-sparing surgery for soft tissue sarcomas of the extremities. It reports that radiation was associated with improved survival in patients with high-grade tumors.

Koshy, Matthew, E-mail: mkoshy@umm.ed [Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD (United States); Rich, Shayna E. [Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD (United States); Mohiuddin, Majid M. [Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD (United States)

2010-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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241

Effect of Weight and Roadway Grade on the Fuel Economy of Class-8 Frieght Trucks  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

In 2006-08, the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, in collaboration with several industry partners, collected real-world performance and situational data for long-haul operations of Class-8 trucks from a fleet engaged in normal freight operations. Such data and information are useful to support Class-8 modeling of combination truck performance, technology evaluation efforts for energy efficiency, and to provide a means of accounting for real-world driving performance within combination truck research and analyses. The present study used the real-world information collected in that project to analyze the effects that vehicle speed and vehicle weight have on the fuel efficiency of Class-8 trucks. The analysis focused on two type of terrains, flat (roadway grades ranging from -1% to 1%) and mild uphill terrains (roadway grades ranging from 1% to 3%), which together covered more than 70% of the miles logged in the 2006-08 project (note: almost 2/3 of the distance traveled on mild uphill terrains was on terrains with 1% to 2% grades). In the flat-terrain case, the results of the study showed that for light and medium loads, fuel efficiency decreases considerably as speed increases. For medium-heavy and heavy loads (total vehicle weight larger than 65,000 lb), fuel efficiency tends to increase as the vehicle speed increases from 55 mph up to about 58-60 mph. For speeds higher than 60 mph, fuel efficiency decreases at an almost constant rate with increasing speed. At any given speed, fuel efficiency decreases and vehicle weight increases, although the relationship between fuel efficiency and vehicle weight is not linear, especially for vehicle weights above 65,000 lb. The analysis of the information collected while the vehicles were traveling on mild upslope terrains showed that the fuel efficiency of Class-8 trucks decreases abruptly with vehicle weight ranging from light loads up to medium-heavy loads. After that, increases in the vehicle weight only decrease fuel efficiency slightly. Fuel efficiency also decreases significantly with speed, but only for light and medium loads. For medium-heavy and heavy, FE is almost constant for speeds ranging from 57 to about 66 mph. For speeds higher than 66 mph, the FE decreases with speed, but at a lower rate than for light and medium loads. Statistical analyses that compared the fuel efficiencies obtained when the vehicles were traveling at 59 mph vs. those achieved when they were traveling at 65 mph or 70 mph indicated that the former were, on average, higher than the latter. This result was statistically significant at the 99.9% confidence level (note: the Type II error i.e., the probability of failing to reject the null hypothesis when the alternative hypothesis is true was 18% and 6%, respectively).

Franzese, Oscar [ORNL; Davidson, Diane [ORNL

2011-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

242

An investigation into the use of highway traffic signals at highway-railroad grade crossings  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Rail-highway grade crossings are amongst the most dangerous of intersections a driver will encounter. One out of every nine accidents at rail-highway crossings produces a fatality. In half of these cases, the crossing is an active crossing, meaning that active devices such as flashing lights with or without automatic gates signal the approach of a train. Annually, approximately 250 people die in crashes with trains at active crossings. Another form of active protection is the use of highway traffic signals. Highway traffic signals have been used as a form of active rail-highway crossing control in several states. The Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices currently prohibits the use of highway traffic signals on mainline track crossings even though these devices are a well understood and common traffic control device at highway-highway intersections, particularly in urban environments where the majority of active crossings are to be found. The objective of this research was to determine the factors that contribute to fatal vehicle train crashes at rail-highway crossings equipped with either flashing light signals, flashing light signals with automatic gates, or highway traffic signals. Secondly, it attempted to determine whether the use of highway traffic signals at railhighway crossings offer any safety benefits over the use of conventional active traffic control devices. Fatal accident records obtained from the Fatal Accident Reporting System (FARS) were used in this analysis. The driver related factors coded by the police officers in FARS, at fatal active grade crossing locations, were predominantly driver error factors. Three contributing factors that were common to all active crossing fatalities were the involvement of young drivers (less than 30 years old), drunk drivers and the lack signals appeared to offer safety benefits over the other standard active devices with regards to the above three contributing factors, the apparent benefit may be due to the fact that highway traffic signals experience lower night time train volumes. The accuracy of the FARS database description of the traffic control device was also of concern, after a cross check with the DOT/AAR database was performed.

Frieslaar, Andre Henry

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

243

Nuclear heat-load limits for above-grade storage of solid transuranium wastes  

SciTech Connect

Nuclear safety and heat load limits were established for above-grade storage of transuranium (TRU) wastes. Nuclear safety limits were obtained from a study by J.L. Forstner and are summarized. Heat load limits are based on temperature calculations for TRU waste drums stored in concrete containers (hats), and results are summarized. Waste already in storage is within these limits. The limiting factors for individual drum heat load limits were (1) avoidance of temperatures in excess of 190/sup 0/F (decomposition temperature of anion resin) when anion resin is present in a concrete hat, and (2) avoidance of temperatures in excess of 450/sup 0/F (ignition temperature of paper) at any point inside a waste drum. The limiting factor for concrete had heat load limits was avoidance of temperatures in excess of 265/sup 0/F (melt point of high density polyethylene) at the drum liners. A temperature profile for drums and hats filled to recommended limits is shown. Equations and assumptions used were conservative.

Clontz, B.G.

1978-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An Experimental Evaluation of HVAC-Grade Carbon-Dioxide Sensors: Part 2, Performance Test Results  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This is the second paper in a four-part series reporting on the test and evaluation of typical carbon-dioxide sensors used in building HVAC applications. Fifteen models of NDIR HVAC-grade CO2 sensors were tested and evaluated to determine the accuracy, linearity, repeatability, and hysteresis of each sensor. This paper describes the performance of the sensors and provides a comparison with the manufacturers specifications. The sensors were tested at 40% relative humidity, 73oF (22.8oC) temperature, 14.70 psia (101.35 kPa) pressure, and at five different CO2 concentrations (400 ppm, 750 ppm, 1100 ppm, 1450 ppm, and 1800 ppm). The test results showed a wide variation in sensor performance among the various manufacturers and in some cases a wide variation among sensors of the same model. In all, 45 sensors were evaluated: three from each of the 15 models. Among the 15 models tested, eight models have a single-lamp, single-wavelength configuration, four models have a dual-lamp, single-wavelength configuration, and three models have a single-lamp, dual-wavelength configuration.

Shrestha, Som S [ORNL; Maxwell, Dr. Gregory [Iowa State University

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

245

Optimization of Micro Metal Injection Molding By Using Grey Relational Grade  

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Micro metal injection molding ({mu}MIM) which is a variant of MIM process is a promising method towards near net-shape of metallic micro components of complex geometry. In this paper, {mu}MIM is applied to produce 316L stainless steel micro components. Due to highly stringent characteristic of {mu}MIM properties, the study has been emphasized on optimization of process parameter where Taguchi method associated with Grey Relational Analysis (GRA) will be implemented as it represents novel approach towards investigation of multiple performance characteristics. Basic idea of GRA is to find a grey relational grade (GRG) which can be used for the optimization conversion from multi objectives case which are density and strength to a single objective case. After considering the form 'the larger the better', results show that the injection time(D) is the most significant followed by injection pressure(A), holding time(E), mold temperature(C) and injection temperature(B). Analysis of variance (ANOVA) is also employed to strengthen the significant of each parameter involved in this study.

Ibrahim, M. H. I. [Dept. Of Mechanical Engineering, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM), 86400 Parit Raja, Batu Pahat, Johor (Malaysia); Precision Process Research Group, Dept. of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), 43600 Bangi, Selangor (Malaysia); Muhamad, N.; Sulong, A. B.; Nor, N. H. M.; Harun, M. R.; Murtadhahadi [Precision Process Research Group, Dept. of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), 43600 Bangi, Selangor (Malaysia); Jamaludin, K. R. [UTM Razak School of Engineering and Advanced Technology, UTM International Campus, 54100 Jalan Semarak, Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)

2011-01-17T23:59:59.000Z

246

Spare-parts replacement and the commercial grade issues at Connecticut Yankee  

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Connecticut Yankee was designed and built according to code B31.1 of the American National Standards Institute for pressure piping and began commercial operations in 1968, 2 yr prior to 10CFR50 Appendix B of the Code of Federal Regulations. Therefore, at the time of commercial operation, the entire plant, except for several major primary plant components, met the current criteria for commercial grade items (CGIs). When spare parts were needed, 10CFR50 Appendix B and 10CFR21 requirements had to be backfitted onto suppliers who had not agreed to these requirements when supplying the original equipment. The problem of identifying original equipment manufacturers that would or would not accept these additional requirements was compounded at Connecticut Yankee by three related problems that also became apparent at approximately the same time: (1) The accuracy of the material, equipment, parts list (Q-list) was being questioned. (2) The use of existing spare parts bought without additional current quality assurance requirements and the adequacy of the existing inventory to support plant operations were being questioned. (3) The general industry concerns over use of GCIs in safety-related applications needed to be resolved. Connecticut Yankee management recognized the need to address each of these problems. Three specific actions were taken: (1) A Q-list upgrade program was funded. (2) A spare parts bill of materials (BOM) project was funded. (3) Connecticut Yankee's engineering department dedicated several engineers to address procurement issues and specifically to develop a CGI program.

Nichols, E.M.; Scott, D.J.; Maret, D.L.

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

247

Impact of Primary Gleason Grade on Risk Stratification for Gleason Score 7 Prostate Cancers  

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Purpose: To evaluate the primary Gleason grade (GG) in Gleason score (GS) 7 prostate cancers for risk of non-organ-confined disease with the goal of optimizing radiotherapy treatment option counseling. Methods: One thousand three hundred thirty-three patients with pathologic GS7 were identified in the Duke Prostate Center research database. Clinical factors including age, race, clinical stage, prostate-specific antigen at diagnosis, and pathologic stage were obtained. Data were stratified by prostate-specific antigen and clinical stage at diagnosis into adapted D'Amico risk groups. Univariate and multivariate analyses were performed evaluating for association of primary GG with pathologic outcome. Results: Nine hundred seventy-nine patients had primary GG3 and 354 had GG4. On univariate analyses, GG4 was associated with an increased risk of non-organ-confined disease. On multivariate analysis, GG4 was independently associated with seminal vesicle invasion (SVI) but not extracapsular extension. Patients with otherwise low-risk disease and primary GG3 had a very low risk of SVI (4%). Conclusions: Primary GG4 in GS7 cancers is associated with increased risk of SVI compared with primary GG3. Otherwise low-risk patients with GS 3+4 have a very low risk of SVI and may be candidates for prostate-only radiotherapy modalities.

Koontz, Bridget F., E-mail: bridget.koontz@duke.edu [Department of Radiation Oncology, Duke Prostate Center, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC (United States); Tsivian, Matvey [Division of Urology, Department of Surgery, Duke Prostate Center, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC (United States); Mouraviev, Vladimir [Department of Radiation Oncology, Duke Prostate Center, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC (United States); Sun, Leon [Division of Urology, Department of Surgery, Duke Prostate Center, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC (United States); Vujaskovic, Zeljko [Department of Radiation Oncology, Duke Prostate Center, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC (United States); Moul, Judd [Division of Urology, Department of Surgery, Duke Prostate Center, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC (United States); Lee, W. Robert [Department of Radiation Oncology, Duke Prostate Center, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC (United States)

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of a new graded-porosity FeAl alloy by elemental reactive synthesis  

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A new graded-porosity FeAl alloy can be fabricated through Fe and Al elemental reactive synthesis. FeAl alloy with large connecting open pores and permeability were used as porous supports. The coating was obtained by spraying slurries consisting of mixtures of Fe powder and Al powder with 3 5 m diameter onto porous FeAl support and then sintered at 1100 C. The performances of the coating were compared in terms of thickness, pore diameter and permeability. With an increase in the coating thickness up to 200 m, the changes of maximum pore size decreased from 23.6 m to 5.9 m and the permeability decreased from 184.2 m3m 2kPa 1h 1 to 76.2 m3m 2kPa 1h 1, respectively, for a sintering temperature equal to 1100 C. The composite membranes have potential application for excellent filters in severe environments.

Shen, P Z [State Key Laboratory for Powder Metallurgy, Central South University, Changsha 410083, China; He, Y H [State Key Laboratory for Powder Metallurgy, Central South University, Changsha 410083, China; Gao, H Y [State Key Laboratory for Powder Metallurgy, Central South University, Changsha 410083, China; Zou, J [School of Engineering and Centre for Microscopy and Microanalysis, The University of Queensland, QLD; Xu, N P [Membrane Science and Technology Research Center, Nanjing University of Technology, Nanjing 210009, C; Jiang, Y [State Key Laboratory for Powder Metallurgy, Central South University, Changsha 410083, China; Huang, B [State Key Laboratory for Powder Metallurgy, Central South University, Changsha 410083, China; Lui, C T [Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

249

Experience With Carbon Ion Radiotherapy for WHO Grade 2 Diffuse Astrocytomas  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Purpose: To assess outcomes of carbon ion radiotherapy for diffuse astrocytomas in adults. Methods and Materials: Between October 1994 and February 2002, 14 patients with diffuse astrocytoma, identified as eligible for carbon ion radiotherapy, were enrolled in a phase I/II clinical trial. Carbon ion radiotherapy was administered in 24 fractions over 6 weeks. The normal tissue morbidity was monitored carefully, and the carbon ion dose was escalated from 50.4 Gy equivalent (GyE) to 55.2 GyE. Patients were divided into two groups according to their carbon ion doses: a low-dose group in which 2 patients were irradiated with 46.2 GyE and 7 patients were irradiated with 50.4 GyE, and a high-dose group in which 5 patients were irradiated with 55.2 GyE. Results: Toxicities were within acceptable limits, and none of the patients developed Grade 3 or higher acute or late reactions. The median progression-free survival (PFS) time was 18 months for the low-dose group and 91 months for the high-dose group (p = 0.0030). The median overall survival (OS) time was 28 months for the low-dose group and not reached for the high-dose group (p = 0.0208). Conclusion: High-dose group patients showed significant improvement in PFS and OS rates compared to those in the low-dose group, and both dose groups showed acceptable toxicity.

Hasegawa, Azusa [Research Center for Charged Particle Therapy Hospital, National Institute of Radiological Sciences, Chiba (Japan); Mizoe, Jun-Etsu, E-mail: junetsumizoe@gmail.com [Research Center for Charged Particle Therapy Hospital, National Institute of Radiological Sciences, Chiba (Japan); Tsujii, Hirohiko; Kamada, Tadashi; Jingu, Keiichi [Research Center for Charged Particle Therapy Hospital, National Institute of Radiological Sciences, Chiba (Japan); Iwadate, Yasuo [Department of Neurological Surgery, Chiba University Graduate School of Medicine, Chiba (Japan); Nakazato, Youichi [Department of Human Pathology, Gunma University Graduate School of Medicine, Gunma (Japan); Matsutani, Masao [Department of Neurological Surgery, Saitama Medical University, Saitama (Japan); Takakura, Kintomo [Department of Neurological Surgery, Tokyo Women's Medical University, Tokyo (Japan)

2012-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Growth of detector-grade CZT by Traveling Heater Method (THM): An advancement  

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In this present work we report the growth of Cd{sub 0.9}Zn{sub 0.1}Te doped with In by a modified THM technique. It has been demonstrated that by controlling the microscopically flat growth interface, the size distribution and concentration can be drastically reduced in the as-grown ingots. This results in as-grown detector-grade CZT by the THM technique. The three-dimensional size distribution and concentrations of Te inclusions/precipitations were studied. The size distributions of the Te precipitations/inclusions were observed to be below the 10-{micro}m range with the total concentration less than 10{sup 5} cm{sup -3}. The relatively low value of Te inclusions/precipitations results in excellent charge transport properties of our as-grown samples. The ({mu}{tau}){sub e} values for different as-grown samples varied between 6-20 x 10{sup -3} cm{sup 2}/V. The as-grown samples also showed fairly good detector response with resolution of {approx}1.5%, 2.7% and about 3.8% at 662 keV for quasi-hemispherical geometry for detector volumes of 0.18 cm{sup 3}, 1 cm{sup 3} and 4.2 cm{sup 3}, respectively.

ROY, U.N.; JAMES, R.; WEILER, S.; STEIN, J.; GROZA, M.; BURGER, A.; BOLOTNIKOV, A.E.; CAMARDA, G.S.; HOSSAIN, A.; YANG, G.

2011-04-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Report on Thermal Neutron Diffusion Length Measurement in Reactor Grade Graphite Using MCNP and COMSOL Multiphysics  

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Neutron diffusion length in reactor grade graphite is measured both experimentally and theoretically. The experimental work includes Monte Carlo (MC) coding using 'MCNP' and Finite Element Analysis (FEA) coding suing 'COMSOL Multiphysics' and Matlab. The MCNP code is adopted to simulate the thermal neutron diffusion length in a reactor moderator of 2m x 2m with slightly enriched uranium ($^{235}U$), accompanied with a model designed for thermal hydraulic analysis using point kinetic equations, based on partial and ordinary differential equation. The theoretical work includes numerical approximation methods including transcendental technique to illustrate the iteration process with the FEA method. Finally collision density of thermal neutron in graphite is measured, also specific heat relation dependability of collision density is also calculated theoretically, the thermal neutron diffusion length in graphite is evaluated at $50.85 \\pm 0.3cm$ using COMSOL Multiphysics and $50.95 \\pm 0.5cm$ using MCNP. Finally the total neutron cross-section is derived using FEA in an inverse iteration form.

S. R. Mirfayzi

2013-01-08T23:59:59.000Z

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California Propane and Propylene Stocks at Refineries, Bulk ...  

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456: 500: 619: 658: 659: 520: 1997: 283: 106: 204: 189: 307: 491: 580: 701: 737: 744: 844: 686: 1998: 403: 371: 278: 208: 293: 407: 529: 675: 775: 731: 696: 466: 1999 ...

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East Coast (PADD 1) Propane and Propylene Stocks at Bulk ...  

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1,954: 1,764: 2,011: 2009: 1,265: 1,501: 1,869: 2,508: 2,904: 2,560: 3,216: 2,806: 3,291: 3,585: 4,252: 3,679: 2010: 1,716: 1,890: 1,772: 1,682: ...

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Weekly U.S. Product Supplied of Propane and Propylene ...  

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Year-Month Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5; End Date Value End Date Value End Date Value End Date Value End Date Value; 2004-Apr : 04/09 : 1,184 : ...

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Refiner and Blender Net Production of Propane/Propylene  

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Propane/Propylene Net Production - U.S. Energy Information ...  

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AN INVESTIGATION OF THE DEGRADATION OF PROPYLENE CARBONATE BY CHLORINE  

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glcrve box. A potential of 3.5 volts was applied through a1 ut:ton poten- tial of 3.5 volts was established previouslyby voltammetry to be 3 . .5 volts. Introduction Although it

Yu, Suen-Man G.

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

258

Propane/Propylene Total Stocks Stocks by Type  

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Stock Type: Download Series History: Definitions, Sources & Notes: Show Data By: Product: Stock Type: Area: Jan-13 Feb-13 Mar-13 Apr-13 May-13 Jun-13 View History; U ...

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Propane/Propylene Natural Gas Processing Plant Stocks by Type  

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Stock Type: Download Series History: Definitions, Sources & Notes: Show Data By: Product: Stock Type: Area: Jan-13 Feb-13 Mar-13 Apr-13 May-13 Jun-13 View History; U ...

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Stocks of Propane/Propylene - Energy Information Administration  

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Stocks of Propane/Propylene - Energy Information Administration  

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Argonne TTRDC - Publications - Transforum 10.2 - Propylene Oxide  

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U.S. Exports of Propane and Propylene (Thousand Barrels)  

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930: 639: 635: 901: 759: 620: 885: 1,033: 972: 1997: 882: 1,183: 1,227: 949: 723: 942: 754: 729: 486: 910: 1,439: 1,637: 1998: 904: 781: 876: 655: 670: 393: 527: 478 ...

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Development of Functionally Graded Materials for Manufacturing Tools and Dies and Industrial Processing Equipment  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Hot forming processes such as forging, die casting and glass forming require tooling that is subjected to high temperatures during the manufacturing of components. Current tooling is adversely affected by prolonged exposure at high temperatures. Initial studies were conducted to determine the root cause of tool failures in a number of applications. Results show that tool failures vary and depend on the operating environment under which they are used. Major root cause failures include (1) thermal softening, (2) fatigue and (3) tool erosion, all of which are affected by process boundary conditions such as lubrication, cooling, process speed, etc. While thermal management is a key to addressing tooling failures, it was clear that new tooling materials with superior high temperature strength could provide improved manufacturing efficiencies. These efficiencies are based on the use of functionally graded materials (FGM), a new subset of hybrid tools with customizable properties that can be fabricated using advanced powder metallurgy manufacturing technologies. Modeling studies of the various hot forming processes helped identify the effect of key variables such as stress, temperature and cooling rate and aid in the selection of tooling materials for specific applications. To address the problem of high temperature strength, several advanced powder metallurgy nickel and cobalt based alloys were selected for evaluation. These materials were manufactured into tooling using two relatively new consolidation processes. One process involved laser powder deposition (LPD) and the second involved a solid state dynamic powder consolidation (SSDPC) process. These processes made possible functionally graded materials (FGM) that resulted in shaped tooling that was monolithic, bi-metallic or substrate coated. Manufacturing of tooling with these processes was determined to be robust and consistent for a variety of materials. Prototype and production testing of FGM tooling showed the benefits of the nickel and cobalt based powder metallurgy alloys in a number of applications evaluated. Improvements in tool life ranged from three (3) to twenty (20) or more times than currently used tooling. Improvements were most dramatic where tool softening and deformation were the major cause of tool failures in hot/warm forging applications. Significant improvement was also noted in erosion of aluminum die casting tooling. Cost and energy savings can be realized as a result of increased tooling life, increased productivity and a reduction in scrap because of improved dimensional controls. Although LPD and SSDPC tooling usually have higher acquisition costs, net tooling costs per component produced drops dramatically with superior tool performance. Less energy is used to manufacture the tooling because fewer tools are required and less recycling of used tools are needed for the hot forming process. Energy is saved during the component manufacturing cycle because more parts can be produced in shorter periods of time. Energy is also saved by minimizing heating furnace idling time because of less downtime for tooling changes.

Lherbier, Louis, W.; Novotnak, David, J.; Herling, Darrell, R.; Sears, James, W.

2009-03-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Studies on the production of ultra-clean coal by alkali-acid leaching of low-grade coals  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The use of low-grade coal in thermal power stations is leading to environmental pollution due to the generation of large amounts of fly ash, bottom ash, and CO{sub 2} besides other pollutants. It is therefore important to clean the coal before using it in thermal power stations, steel plants, or cement industries etc. Physical beneficiation of coal results in only limited cleaning of coal. The increasing environmental pollution problems from the use of coal have led to the development of clean coal technologies. In fact, the clean use of coal requires the cleaning of coal to ultra low ash contents, keeping environmental norms and problems in view and the ever-growing need to increase the efficiency of coal-based power generation. Therefore this requires the adaptation of chemical cleaning techniques for cleaning the coal to obtain ultra clean coal having ultra low ash contents. Presently the reaction conditions for chemical demineralization of low-grade coal using 20% aq NaOH treatment followed by 10% H{sub 2}SO{sub 4} leaching under reflux conditions have been optimized. In order to reduce the concentration of alkali and acid used in this process of chemical demineralization of low-grade coals, stepwise, i.e., three step process of chemical demineralization of coal using 1% or 5% aq NaOH treatment followed by 1% or 5% H{sub 2}SO{sub 4} leaching has been developed, which has shown good results in demineralization of low-grade coals. In order to conserve energy, the alkali-acid leaching of coal was also carried out at room temperature, which gave good results.

Nabeel, A.; Khan, T.A.; Sharma, D.K. [Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi (India). Dept. of Chemistry

2009-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluation of the Use of Selective Etching Reagents on the Optical Light Microscopy of Grade 91 Base Metal Material  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Hardness testing is widely used as a method of checking the microstructural quality of components manufactured from Grade 91 steel. Over the last four years, the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) has been engaged in a wide range of work to consider how hardness testing can be integrated with metallographic techniques to provide improved acceptance testing for as-fabricated components and potentially to track damage during service. This report documents one part of this broad-based effort. The comp...

2012-02-06T23:59:59.000Z

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Effects of Cold Work and Heat Treatment on the Elevated Temperature Rupture Properties of Grade 91 Material  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

For many years it has been understood that straining austenitic materials reduces their high temperature properties. Recognizing this, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) added a section (PG-19) to the Boiler Code, SC-I, which requires heat treatment after forming of austenitic materials. The industry has experienced failures of newer creep-enhanced ferritic materials like Grade 91 that indicate they suffer from the same type of degradation mechanism as austenitic materials. Boiler manufa...

2003-03-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Effect of Cold-Work and Heat Treatment on the Elevated-Temperature Rupture Properties of Grade 91 Material  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

For many years it has been understood that straining austenitic materials reduces their high-temperature properties. Recognizing this, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) added a section (PG-19) to the Boiler Code, SC-I, which requires heat treatment after the forming of austenitic materials. The industry has experienced failures of newer creep-enhanced ferritic materials such as Grade 91 that indicate that these materials suffer from the same type of degradation mechanism as austenitic m...

2005-01-31T23:59:59.000Z

270

U.S. Refiner Gasoline Prices by Grade and Sales Type  

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2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 View 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 View History Gasoline, All Grades Sales to End Users (Average) 2.345 2.775 1.888 2.301 3.050 3.154 1978-2012 Through Retail Outlets 2.349 2.778 1.892 2.306 3.058 3.168 1978-2012 Other End Users 2.159 2.636 1.779 2.174 2.858 2.916 1978-2012 Sales for Resale (Average) 2.182 2.586 1.767 2.165 2.867 2.929 1978-2012 DTW 2.311 2.726 1.899 2.293 2.990 3.117 1994-2012 Rack 2.180 2.572 1.761 2.162 2.864 2.916 1994-2012 Bulk 2.080 2.532 1.675 2.078 2.769 2.861 1994-2012 Regular Gasoline Sales to End Users (Average) 2.315 2.748 1.856 2.270 3.021 3.118 1983-2012 Through Retail Outlets 2.318 2.752 1.860 2.275 3.028 3.132 1983-2012 Other End Users 2.140 2.611 1.762 2.159 2.843 2.895 1983-2012

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Learning and Memory Following Conformal Radiation Therapy for Pediatric Craniopharyngioma and Low-Grade Glioma  

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Purpose: The primary objective of this study was to examine whether children with low-grade glioma (LGG) or craniopharyngioma had impaired learning and memory after conformal radiation therapy (CRT). A secondary objective was to determine whether children who received chemotherapy before CRT, a treatment often used to delay radiation therapy in younger children with LGG, received any protective benefit with respect to learning. Methods and Materials: Learning and memory in 57 children with LGG and 44 children with craniopharyngioma were assessed with the California Verbal Learning Test-Children's Version and the Visual-Auditory Learning tests. Learning measures were administered before CRT, 6 months later, and then yearly for a total of 5 years. Results: No decline in learning scores after CRT was observed when patients were grouped by diagnosis. For children with LGG, chemotherapy before CRT did not provide a protective effect on learning. Multiple regression analyses, which accounted for age and tumor volume and location, found that children treated with chemotherapy before CRT were at greater risk of decline on learning measures than those treated with CRT alone. Variables predictive of learning and memory decline included hydrocephalus, shunt insertion, younger age at time of treatment, female gender, and pre-CRT chemotherapy. Conclusions: This study did not reveal any impairment or decline in learning after CRT in overall aggregate learning scores. However, several important variables were found to have a significant effect on neurocognitive outcome. Specifically, chemotherapy before CRT was predictive of worse outcome on verbal learning in LGG patients. In addition, hydrocephalus and shunt insertion in craniopharyngioma were found to be predictive of worse neurocognitive outcome, suggesting a more aggressive natural history for those patients.

Di Pinto, Marcos [Department of Pediatric Psychology, Children's Hospital of Orange County, Orange, California (United States)] [Department of Pediatric Psychology, Children's Hospital of Orange County, Orange, California (United States); Conklin, Heather M. [Department of Psychology, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, Tennessee (United States)] [Department of Psychology, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, Tennessee (United States); Li, Chenghong [Department of Biostatistics, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, Tennessee (United States)] [Department of Biostatistics, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, Tennessee (United States); Merchant, Thomas E., E-mail: thomas.merchant@stjude.org [Division of Radiation Oncology, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, Tennessee (United States)

2012-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Weapons-grade plutonium dispositioning. Volume 2: Comparison of plutonium disposition options  

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The Secretary of Energy requested the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) Committee on International Security and Arms Control to evaluate disposition options for weapons-grade plutonium. The Idaho National Engineering Laboratory (INEL) offered to assist the NAS in this evaluation by investigating the technical aspects of the disposition options and their capability for achieving plutonium annihilation levels greater than 90%. This report was prepared for the NAS to document the gathered information and results from the requested option evaluations. Evaluations were performed for 12 plutonium disposition options involving five reactor and one accelerator-based systems. Each option was evaluated in four technical areas: (1) fuel status, (2) reactor or accelerator-based system status, (3) waste-processing status, and (4) waste disposal status. Based on these evaluations, each concept was rated on its operational capability and time to deployment. A third rating category of option costs could not be performed because of the unavailability of adequate information from the concept sponsors. The four options achieving the highest rating, in alphabetical order, are the Advanced Light Water Reactor with plutonium-based ternary fuel, the Advanced Liquid Metal Reactor with plutonium-based fuel, the Advanced Liquid Metal Reactor with uranium-plutonium-based fuel, and the Modular High Temperature Gas-Cooled Reactor with plutonium-based fuel. Of these four options, the Advanced Light Water Reactor and the Modular High Temperature Gas-Cooled Reactor do not propose reprocessing of their irradiated fuel. Time constraints and lack of detailed information did not allow for any further ratings among these four options. The INEL recommends these four options be investigated further to determine the optimum reactor design for plutonium disposition.

Brownson, D.A.; Hanson, D.J.; Blackman, H.S. [and others

1993-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

273

Method for forming an in-situ oil shale retort in differing grades of oil shale  

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An in-situ oil shale retort is formed in a subterranean formation containing oil shale. The formation comprises at least one region of relatively richer oil shale and another region of relatively leaner oil shale. According to one embodiment, formation is excavated from within a retort site for forming at least one void extending horizontally across the retort site, leaving a portion of unfragmented formation including the regions of richer and leaner oil shale adjacent such a void space. A first array of vertical blast holes are drilled in the regions of richer and leaner oil shale, and a second array of blast holes are drilled at least in the region of richer oil shale. Explosive charges are placed in portions of the blast holes in the first and second arrays which extend into the richer oil shale, and separate explosive charges are placed in portions of the blast holes in the first array which extend into the leaner oil shale. This provides an array with a smaller scaled depth of burial (sdob) and closer spacing distance between explosive charges in the richer oil shale than the sdob and spacing distance of the array of explosive charges in the leaner oil shale. The explosive charges are detonated for explosively expanding the regions of richer and leaner oil shale toward the horizontal void for forming a fragmented mass of particles. Upon detonation of the explosive, greater explosive energy is provided collectively by the explosive charges in the richer oil shale, compared with the explosive energy produced by the explosive charges in the leaner oil shale, resulting in comparable fragmentation in both grades of oil shale.

Ricketts, T.E.

1984-04-24T23:59:59.000Z

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Hippocampal Dosimetry Predicts Neurocognitive Function Impairment After Fractionated Stereotactic Radiotherapy for Benign or Low-Grade Adult Brain Tumors  

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Purpose: To prospectively evaluate the association between hippocampal dose and long-term neurocognitive function (NCF) impairment for benign or low-grade adult brain tumors treated with fractionated stereotactic radiotherapy (FSRT). Methods and Materials: Adult patients with benign or low-grade adult brain tumors were treated with FSRT per institutional practice. No attempt was made to spare the hippocampus. NCF testing was conducted at baseline and 18 months follow-up, on a prospective clinical trial. Regression-based standardized z scores were calculated by using similar healthy control individuals evaluated at the same test-retest interval. NCF impairment was defined as a z score {7.3 Gy was associated with impairment in Wechsler Memory Scale-III Word List (WMS-WL) delayed recall (odds ratio [OR] 19.3; p = 0.043). The association between WMS-WL delayed recall and EQD{sub 2} to 100% of the bilateral hippocampi >0.0 Gy trended to significance (OR 14.8; p = 0.068). Conclusion: EQD{sub 2} to 40% of the bilateral hippocampi greater than 7.3 Gy is associated with long-term impairment in list-learning delayed recall after FSRT for benign or low-grade adult brain tumors. Given that modern intensity-modulated radiotherapy techniques can reduce the dose to the bilateral hippocampi below this dosimetric threshold, patients should be enrolled in ongoing prospective trials of hippocampal sparing during cranial irradiation to confirm these preliminary results.

Gondi, Vinai [Department of Human Oncology, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI (United States); Hermann, Bruce P. [Department of Neurology, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI (United States); Mehta, Minesh P. [Department of Radiation Oncology, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL (United States); Tome, Wolfgang A., E-mail: tome@humonc.wisc.edu [Department of Human Oncology, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI (United States); Department of Medical Physics, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI (United States); Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI (United States)

2012-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Driver Behavior at Rail Crossings: Cost-Effective Improvements to Increase Driver Safety at Public At-Grade Rail-Highway Crossings in California  

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Light Rail Safety Issues, Transportation Research Record.Rail Grade Crossings in the United States, July 2000–July 2001, Transportation Researchroad-rail crossings in Victoria. Journal of Safety Research

Cooper, Douglas L.; Ragland, David R.

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

276

PQ TechWatch: What To Expect from Normal, Utility-Grade Electrical Power: Educating End Users  

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Although “perfect” electrical power—power that never stops or deviates from a true sine wave—may be an impossibility, consumers want to know what kind of power they can expect from electric power providers. It is up to utilities to educate their customers on what normal, utility-grade power looks like, how it is generated and distributed, and how to identify and deal with problems related to reliability and power quality. This education should also lead to a two-way ...

2012-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Graded index and randomly oriented core-shell silicon nanowires with broadband and wide angle antireflection for photovoltaic cell applications  

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Antireflection with broadband and wide angle properties is important for a wide range of applications on photovoltaic cells and display. The SiOx shell layer provides a natural antireflection from air to the Si core absorption layer. In this work, we have demonstrated the random core-shell silicon nanowires with both broadband (from 400nm to 900nm) and wide angle (from normal incidence to 60\\degree) antireflection characteristics within AM1.5 solar spectrum. The graded index structure from the randomly oriented core-shell (Air/SiOx/Si) nanowires may provide a potential avenue to realize a broadband and wide angle antireflection layer.

Pignalosa, P; Qiao, L; Tseng, M; Yi, Yasha

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

278

Advanced Energy and Water Recovery Technology from Low Grade Waste Heat  

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The project has developed a nanoporous membrane based water vapor separation technology that can be used for recovering energy and water from low-temperature industrial waste gas streams with high moisture contents. This kind of exhaust stream is widely present in many industrial processes including the forest products and paper industry, food industry, chemical industry, cement industry, metal industry, and petroleum industry. The technology can recover not only the sensible heat but also high-purity water along with its considerable latent heat. Waste heats from such streams are considered very difficult to recover by conventional technology because of poor heat transfer performance of heat-exchanger type equipment at low temperature and moisture-related corrosion issues. During the one-year Concept Definition stage of the project, the goal was to prove the concept and technology in the laboratory and identify any issues that need to be addressed in future development of this technology. In this project, computational modeling and simulation have been conducted to investigate the performance of a nanoporous material based technology, transport membrane condenser (TMC), for waste heat and water recovery from low grade industrial flue gases. A series of theoretical and computational analyses have provided insight and support in advanced TMC design and experiments. Experimental study revealed condensation and convection through the porous membrane bundle was greatly improved over an impermeable tube bundle, because of the membrane capillary condensation mechanism and the continuous evacuation of the condensate film or droplets through the membrane pores. Convection Nusselt number in flue gas side for the porous membrane tube bundle is 50% to 80% higher than those for the impermeable stainless steel tube bundle. The condensation rates for the porous membrane tube bundle also increase 60% to 80%. Parametric study for the porous membrane tube bundle heat transfer performance was also done, which shows this heat transfer enhancement approach works well in a wide parameters range for typical flue gas conditions. Better understanding of condensing heat transfer mechanism for porous membrane heat transfer surfaces, shows higher condensation and heat transfer rates than non-permeable tubes, due to existence of the porous membrane walls. Laboratory testing has documented increased TMC performance with increased exhaust gas moisture content levels, which has exponentially increased potential markets for the product. The TMC technology can uniquely enhance waste heat recovery in tandem with water vapor recovery for many other industrial processes such as drying, wet and dry scrubber exhaust gases, dewatering, and water chilling. A new metallic substrate membrane tube development and molded TMC part fabrication method, provides an economical way to expand this technology for scaled up applications with less than 3 year payback expectation. A detailed market study shows a broad application area for this advanced waste heat and water recovery technology. A commercialization partner has been lined up to expand this technology to this big market. This research work led to new findings on the TMC working mechanism to improve its performance, better scale up design approaches, and economical part fabrication methods. Field evaluation work needs to be done to verify the TMC real world performance, and get acceptance from the industry, and pave the way for our commercial partner to put it into a much larger waste heat and waste water recovery market. This project is addressing the priority areas specified for DOE Industrial Technologies Program's (ITP's): Energy Intensive Processes (EIP) Portfolio - Waste Heat Minimization and Recovery platform.

Dexin Wang

2011-12-19T23:59:59.000Z

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High-efficiency one-sun photovoltaic module demonstration using solar-grade CZ silicon. Final report  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This work was performed jointly by Sandia National Laboratories (Albuquerque, NM) and Siemens Solar Industries (Camarillo, CA) under a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA 1248). The work covers the period May 1994 to March 1996. The purpose of the work was to explore the performance potential of commercial, photovoltaic-grade Czochralski (Cz) silicon, and to demonstrate this potential through fabrication of high-efficiency cells and a module. Fabrication of the module was omitted in order to pursue further development of advanced device structures. The work included investigation of response of the material to various fabrication processes, development of advanced cell structures using the commercial material, and investigation of the stability of Cz silicon solar cells. Some important achievements of this work include the following: post-diffusion oxidations were found to be a possible source of material contamination; bulk lifetimes around 75 pts were achieved; efficiencies of 17.6% and 15.7% were achieved for large-area cells using advanced cell structures (back-surface fields and emitter wrap-through); and preliminary investigations into photodegradation in Cz silicon solar cells found that oxygen thermal donors might be involved. Efficiencies around 20% should be possible with commercial, photovoltaic-grade silicon using properly optimized processes and device structures.

Gee, J.M.

1996-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

280

Evaluation of an on-line ash analysis system for low-grade and inhomogeneous Greek lignite  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The possibility of using commercial on-line analysis systems for monitoring the ash content of low-grade lignites was investigated by carrying out numerous bench- and pilot-scale trials in the mines of Public Power Corporation SA, Greece. Pilot-scale trials were based on a dual-energy {gamma}-ray transmission analyzer, which was installed on the conveyor belt that transports lignite from the pit to the bunker of Kardia mine, Ptolemais. According to the obtained results, the accuracy of the on-line measurements was not adequate and did not allow lignite quality monitoring in real time. The deterioration of the on-line measurements' accuracy, compared to previous applications in other mining sites, was related to the intense variation of the lignite ash content and ash composition, which distorted the calibration of the analyzer. The latter is based on certain assumptions regarding the average atomic number of the organic and mineral matter contained in the lignite. Further experimental work is needed to investigate solutions for successful implementation of this method to low-grade lignites that exhibit large variation in ash content and composition. 17 refs., 15 figs., 7 tabs.

Konstantinos V. Kavouridis; Francis F. Pavloudakis [Public Power Corporation SA, Athens (Greece). General Division of Mines

2007-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Float-Zone and Czochralski Crystal Growth and Diagnostic Solar Cell Evaluation of a New Solar-Grade Feedstock Source: Preprint  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This conference paper describes the Czochralski (CZ) and float-zone (FZ) crystals were grown from experimental solar-grade silicon (SOG-Si) feedstock materials developed by Crystal Systems. The materials were metallurgical-grade Si and highly boron-doped p-type electronic-grade Si (EG-Si) reject material, both of which were gaseous melt-treated to remove boron. Crystal growth observations, lifetime and impurity characterization of the grown crystals, and device performance of wafers from them are presented. Devices made directly on treated high-B EG-Si feedstock have a little over half the efficiency of devices made from control CZ samples. However, devices on CZ and FZ crystals grown from the treated high-B EG-Si feedstock have comparable PV performance (14.0% and 13.8% efficiency, respectively) to that of CZ control samples (14.1%).

Ciszek, T. F.; Page, M. R.; Wang, T. H.; Casey, J. A.

2002-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Phase II Trial of Radiotherapy After Hyperbaric Oxygenation With Multiagent Chemotherapy (Procarbazine, Nimustine, and Vincristine) for High-Grade Gliomas: Long-Term Results  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Purpose: To analyze the long-term results of a Phase II trial of radiotherapy given immediately after hyperbaric oxygenation (HBO) with multiagent chemotherapy in adults with high-grade gliomas. Methods and Materials: Patients with histologically confirmed high-grade gliomas were administered radiotherapy in daily 2 Gy fractions for 5 consecutive days per week up to a total dose of 60 Gy. Each fraction was administered immediately after HBO, with the time interval from completion of decompression to start of irradiation being less than 15 minutes. Chemotherapy consisting of procarbazine, nimustine, and vincristine and was administered during and after radiotherapy. Results: A total of 57 patients (39 patients with glioblastoma and 18 patients with Grade 3 gliomas) were enrolled from 2000 to 2006, and the median follow-up of 12 surviving patients was 62.0 months (range, 43.2-119.1 months). All 57 patients were able to complete a total radiotherapy dose of 60 Gy immediately after HBO with one course of concurrent chemotherapy. The median overall survival times in all 57 patients, 39 patients with glioblastoma and 18 patients with Grade 3 gliomas, were 20.2 months, 17.2 months, and 113.4 months, respectively. On multivariate analysis, histologic grade alone was a significant prognostic factor for overall survival (p < 0.001). During treatments, no patients had neutropenic fever or intracranial hemorrhage, and no serious nonhematologic or late toxicities were seen in any of the 57 patients. Conclusions: Radiotherapy delivered immediately after HBO with multiagent chemotherapy was safe, with virtually no late toxicities, and seemed to be effective in patients with high-grade gliomas.

Ogawa, Kazuhiko, E-mail: kogawa@med.u-ryukyu.ac.jp [Department of Radiology, University of the Ryukyus, Okinawa (Japan); Ishiuchi, Shogo [Department of Neurosurgery, University of the Ryukyus, Okinawa (Japan); Inoue, Osamu [Department of Hyperbaric Medicine, University of the Ryukyus, Okinawa (Japan); Yoshii, Yoshihiko [Department of Neurosurgery, University of the Ryukyus, Okinawa (Japan); Department of Neurosurgery, Tsukuba Memorial Hospital, Tsukuba (Japan); Saito, Atsushi [Department of Neurosurgery, University of the Ryukyus, Okinawa (Japan); Department of Neurosurgery, Tsukuba Medical Center Hospital, Tsukuba (Japan); Watanabe, Takashi [Department of Neurosurgery, University of the Ryukyus, Okinawa (Japan); Iraha, Shiro [Department of Radiology, Okinawa South Medical Center, Okinawa (Japan); Department of Radiology, University of the Ryukyus, Okinawa (Japan); Toita, Takafumi; Kakinohana, Yasumasa; Ariga, Takuro; Kasuya, Goro; Murayama, Sadayuki [Department of Radiology, University of the Ryukyus, Okinawa (Japan)

2012-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The textbook's nation : How is the Greek nation portrayed in the main history textbook of the 6th grade of elementary schools in Greece, especially with regards to the Turkish nation?.  

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??In this study I set out to evaluate the history schoolbook taught in grade 6 of the elementary schools in Greece, In the contemporary years… (more)

Paraskelidi, Ioanna

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

284

Standard test methods for chemical and mass spectrometric analysis of nuclear-grade gadolinium oxide (Gd2O3) powder  

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1.1 These test methods cover procedures for the chemical and mass spectrometric analysis of nuclear-grade gadolinium oxide powders to determine compliance with specifications. 1.2 The analytical procedures appear in the following order: Sections Carbon by Direct CombustionThermal Conductivity C1408 Test Method for Carbon (Total) in Uranium Oxide Powders and Pellets By Direct Combustion-Infrared Detection Method Total Chlorine and Fluorine by Pyrohydrolysis Ion Selective Electrode C1502 Test Method for Determination of Total Chlorine and Fluorine in Uranium Dioxide and Gadolinium Oxide Loss of Weight on Ignition 7-13 Sulfur by CombustionIodometric Titration Impurity Elements by a Spark-Source Mass Spectrographic C761 Test Methods for Chemical, Mass Spectrometric, Spectrochemical,Nuclear, and Radiochemical Analysis of Uranium Hexafluoride C1287 Test Method for Determination of Impurities In Uranium Dioxide By Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry Gadolinium Content in Gadolinium Oxid...

American Society for Testing and Materials. Philadelphia

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

285

Epitaxial growth and photochemical annealing of graded CdS/ZnS shells on colloidal CdSe nanorods  

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We report the preparation and structural characterization of core/shell CdSe/CdS/ZnS nanorods. A graded shell of larger band gap is grown around CdSe rods using trioctylphosphine oxide as a surfactant. Interfacial segregation is used to preferentially deposit CdS near the core, providing relaxation of the strain at the core/shell interface. The reported synthesis allows for variation of the shell thickness between one and six monolayers, on core nanorods ranging from aspect ratios of 2:1 to 10:1. After an irreversible photochemical annealing process, the core/shell nanorods have increased quantum efficiencies and are stable in air under visible or UV excitation. In addition to their robust optical properties, these samples provide an opportunity for the study of the evolution of epitaxial strain as the shape of the core varies from nearly spherical to nearly cylindrical.

Manna, Liberato; Scher, Erik C.; Li, Liang-shi; Alivisatos, A. Paul

2002-02-14T23:59:59.000Z

286

DOE-STD-1153-2002; A Graded Approach for Evaluating Radiation Doses to Aquatic and Terrestrial Biota  

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1153-2002 1153-2002 July 2002 DOE STANDARD A GRADED APPROACH FOR EVALUATING RADIATION DOSES TO AQUATIC AND TERRESTRIAL BIOTA U.S. Department of Energy AREA ENVR Washington, D.C. 20585 DISTRIBUTION STATEMENT A. Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited. This document has been reproduced from the best available copy. Available to DOE and DOE contractors from ES&H Technical Information Services, U.S. Department of Energy, (800) 473-4375, fax: (301) 903-9823. Available to the public from the U.S. Department of Commerce, Technology Administration, National Technical Information Service, Springfield, VA 22161; (703) 605-6000. DOE-STD-1153-2002 iii Foreword 1. Department of Energy (DOE) activities may expose populations of plants and animals to radioactive materials in environmental media, or to radioactive materials released in waste streams. This DOE voluntary

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Evaluation of weapons-grade mixed oxide fuel performance in U.S. Light Water Reactors using COMETHE 4D release 23 computer code  

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The COMETHE 4D Release 23 computer code was used to evaluate the thermal, chemical and mechanical performance of weapons-grade MOX fuel irradiated under U.S. light water reactor typical conditions. Comparisons were made to and UO? fuels exhibited similar conventional UO? fuel. Weapons-grade MOX behavior. However, MOX fuel rods feature higher fuel centerline temperatures due to a lower thermal conductivity. Moreover, higher diffusion in MOX fuel results in a slightly higher fission gas release. Finally, MOX fuel shows better mechanical behavior than UO? fuel due to lower pellet-cladding mechanical interaction and rod deformation. These results indicate that the MOX fuel meets all potential licensing requirements.

Bellanger, Philippe

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

288

Long-Term Results of Brachytherapy With Temporary Iodine-125 Seeds in Children With Low-Grade Gliomas  

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Purpose: To retrospectively review the results of temporary I-125 brachytherapy in 94 children and adolescents with low-grade glioma. Methods and Materials: Treatment was performed in progressive tumors roughly spherical in shape with a diameter of up to 5 cm, including 79 astrocytomas, 5 oligodendrogliomas, 4 oligoastrocytomas, 1 ependymoma, and 5 other tumors. Location was suprasellar/chiasmal in 44, thalamic/basal ganglia in 18, hemispheric in 15, midbrain/pineal region in 13, and lower brainstem in 3. Initially, 8% of patients were free of symptoms, 47% were symptomatic but not disabled, and 30% were slightly, 6% moderately, and 3% severely disabled. Results: 5- and 10-year survival was 97% and 92%. The response to I-125 brachytherapy over the long term was estimated after a median observation period of 38.4 (range, 6.4-171.0) months. At that time, 4 patients were in complete, 27 in partial, and 18 in objective remission; 15 showed stable and 30 progressive tumors. Treatment results did not correlate with age, sex, histology, tumor size, location, or demarcation of the tumor. Secondary treatment became necessary in 36 patients, including 19 who underwent repeated I-125 brachytherapy. At final follow-up, the number of symptom-free patients had risen to 21%. Thirty-eight percent showed symptoms without functional impairment, 19% were slightly and 11% moderately disabled, and only 4% were severely disabled. Conclusions: Response rates similar to those of conventional radiotherapy or chemotherapy can be anticipated with I-125 brachytherapy in tumors of the appropriate size and shape. We believe it to be a useful contribution to the treatment of low-grade gliomas in children.

Korinthenberg, Rudolf, E-mail: rudolf.korinthenberg@uniklinik-freiburg.d [Division of Neuropaediatrics and Muscular Disorders, Department of Paediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, University Hospital, Albert-Ludwigs University, Freiburg im Breisgau (Germany); Neuburger, Daniela [Division of Neuropaediatrics and Muscular Disorders, Department of Paediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, University Hospital, Albert-Ludwigs University, Freiburg im Breisgau (Germany); Trippel, Michael; Ostertag, Christoph; Nikkhah, Guido [Department of Stereotactic Neurosurgery, Neurocentre, University Hospital, Albert-Ludwigs University, Freiburg im Breisgau (Germany)

2011-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

289

Review of Commercial Grade Dedication Plans for the Safety Instrumented System at the Savannah River Site Waste Solidification Building Project, August 2011  

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Review of Review of Commercial Grade Dedication Plans for the Safety Instrumented System at the Savannah River Site Waste Solidification Building Project May 2011 August 2011 Office of Safety and Emergency Management Evaluations Office of Health, Safety and Security U.S. Department of Energy i Table of Contents 1.0 Purpose ................................................................................................................................................... 1 2.0 Scope ...................................................................................................................................................... 1 3.0 Background ............................................................................................................................................ 2

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Review of Commercial Grade Dedication Plans for the Safety Instrumented System at the Savannah River Site Waste Solidification Building Project, August 2011  

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Review of Review of Commercial Grade Dedication Plans for the Safety Instrumented System at the Savannah River Site Waste Solidification Building Project May 2011 August 2011 Office of Safety and Emergency Management Evaluations Office of Health, Safety and Security U.S. Department of Energy i Table of Contents 1.0 Purpose ................................................................................................................................................... 1 2.0 Scope ...................................................................................................................................................... 1 3.0 Background ............................................................................................................................................ 2

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By Thomas S. Jones Manganese (Mn) is essential to iron and silicomanganese increased about 7%. consisted of, in tons, natural battery-grade ore,  

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about 7%. consisted of, in tons, natural battery-grade ore, steel production by virtue of its sulfur aluminum alloys and is used in oxide form in dry cell batteries. The overall level and nature of manganese consumption in batteries was denoted by the expansion on schedule of domestic capacity for production

Torgersen, Christian

292

The effects of computer-assisted instruction on the achievement, attitudes and retention of fourth grade mathematics students in North Cyprus  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of the educational software Frizbi Mathematics 4 on 4th grade student's mathematics achievement, retention, attitudes toward mathematics and attitude toward computer assisted learning. Two groups (experimental ... Keywords: Attitude towards mathematics, Computer-assisted instruction, Educational software, Mathematics achievement, Retention

Olga Pilli; Meral Aksu

2013-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

293

A Novel Hyper-Spectral Imaging System : Application on in-vivo Detection and Grading of Cervical Precancers and of Pigmented Skin Lesions  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

and the grade of tissue lesions by simply measuring absorption, fluorescence, or (elastic, non in microscopy. The integration of (HySI) technologies to common optical microscopes led to the development between these areas and the signal-to-noise ratio in the recorded IBSL vs. time curves. 0 100 200 300 400

Argyros, Antonis

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Comparison Between Research-Grade and Commercially Available SnO2 for Thin-Film CdTe Solar Cells: Preprint  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Compared to commercial SnO2 (with similar film thickness and sheet resistance), research-grade SnO2 has higher optical transmittance and higher electron mobility. Based on our study, changing the glass substrate and improving the SnO2 quality could improve the optical properties of commercial SnO2.

Li, X.; Pankow, J.; To, B.; Gessert, T.

2008-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

295

The Impact of Hypofractionated Whole Breast Radiotherapy on Local Relapse in Patients With Grade 3 Early Breast Cancer: A Population-Based Cohort Study  

SciTech Connect

Purpose: To determine whether patients with Grade 3 early breast cancer have an inferior rate of local disease control at 10 years with hypofractionated radiotherapy compared with more conventionally fractionated schedules. Methods and Materials: Local relapse rates were compared between patients receiving hypofractionated radiotherapy or conventionally fractionated radiotherapy to the whole breast in a population-based cohort of women with early-stage (T1-T2, N0, M0) Grade 3 breast cancers diagnosed between 1990 and 2000 and referred to the British Columbia Cancer Agency. Cumulative rates of local relapse were estimated using a competing risk method, and factors significant on univariate analysis were included with fractionation group in a multivariate model. The primary end point was local control at 10 years. Results: A total of 1,335 patients with Grade 3 tumors were treated with adjuvant radiotherapy, 252 with conventional fractionation, and 1,083 with a hypofractionated schedule. The 10-year cumulative incidence of local relapse was 6.9% in the hypofractionated group and 6.2% in the conventionally fractionated group (p = 0.99). Conclusions: There is no evidence that hypofractionation is inferior to conventional fractionation for breast conserving therapy in patients with Grade 3 breast cancer in this large population-based series after 10 years of follow-up.

Herbert, Christopher, E-mail: cherbert@bccancer.bc.ca [Department of Radiation Oncology, BC Cancer Agency, Vancouver, British Columbia (Canada); Nichol, Alan [Department of Radiation Oncology, BC Cancer Agency, Vancouver, British Columbia (Canada); Olivotto, Ivo [Department of Radiation Oncology, BC Cancer Agency, Victoria, British Columbia (Canada); Weir, Lorna [Department of Radiation Oncology, BC Cancer Agency, Vancouver, British Columbia (Canada); Woods, Ryan; Speers, Caroline [Breast Cancer Outcomes Unit, BC Cancer Agency, Vancouver, British Columbia (Canada); Truong, Pauline [Department of Radiation Oncology, BC Cancer Agency, Victoria, British Columbia (Canada); Tyldesley, Scott [Department of Radiation Oncology, BC Cancer Agency, Vancouver, British Columbia (Canada)

2012-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

296

Using manipulatives and visual cues with explicit vocabulary enhancement for mathematics instruction with grade three and four low achievers in bilingual classrooms  

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A study was conducted to assess the effects of two instructional strategies: manipulative-based instruction and visual cues in mathematics (both enhanced by explicit vocabulary enrichment) in a small group setting with young Hispanic students who are English language learners. The duration of the study was five weeks. Sixty-four third and fourth grade students were selected for participation based on their performance with problem solving items from the four release tests for 1999-2002 mathematics Texas Assessment of Academic Skills (TAAS) for third and fourth grades. A pre-assessment composed of 10 of the 13 TAAS objectives were administered. The four pre-selected objectives on which the students scored the lowest were identified for further instruction and assessment. The student population was limited to those of the original sixty-four achieving manipulative based instruction, 2) visual (drawings) cue instruction, and 3) no additional mathematical instruction. The students in the three groups were of equivalent mathematical ability, and every effort was made to ensure the groups had the same number of students. Pre-posttest improvement was measured with a mixed ANOVA (repeated measures, with a grouping factor), with instructional group as the grouping factor, and the pre/post assessment of math as the repeated measure. ANOVA results included non-significant progress for either grade level. Neither of the experimental groups in grades three or four showed significant improvement between the pre and post assessment. Six sequential probes also were administered throughout the five-week study. A trend analysis for the three separate groups was conducted on the probe results to evaluate growth over time; trend analyses were conducted for each individual student and then averaged for each group. For the two experimental groups, the overall improvement at third and fourth grades was minimal. Overall, gradual improvement was noted, but the progress did not consistently occur from one week to another, and the improvement trend was not linear.

Garcia, Edith Posadas

2005-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

297

DEVELOPMENT OF AN EMAT IN-LINE INSPECTION SYSTEM FOR DETECTION, DISCRIMINATION, AND GRADING OF STRESS CORROSION CRACKING IN PIPELINES  

SciTech Connect

This report describes progress, experiments, and results for a project to develop a pipeline inline inspection tool that uses electromagnetic acoustic transducers (EMATs) to detect and grade stress corrosion cracking (SCC). There is a brief introduction that gives background material about EMATs and relevant previous Tuboscope work toward a tool. This work left various choices about the modes and transducers for this project. The experimental section then describes the lab systems, improvements to these systems, and setups and techniques to narrow the choices. Improvements, which involved transducer matching networks, better magnetic biasing, and lower noise electronics, led to improved signal to noise (SNR) levels. The setups permitted transducer characterizations and interaction measurements in plates with man-made cracks, pipeline sections with SCC, and a full pipe with SCC. The latter were done with a moveable and compact EMAT setup, called a lab mouse, which is detailed. Next, the results section justifies the mode and transducer choices. These were for magnetostrictive EMATs and the use of EMAT launched modes: SH0 (at 2.1 MHz-mm) and SV1 (at 3.9 MHz-mm). This section then gives details of measurements on these modes. The measurements consisted of signal to noise ratio, insertion loss, magnetic biasing sensitivities crack reflection and transmission coefficients, beam width, standoff and tilt sensitivities. For most of the measurements the section presents analysis curves, such as reflection coefficient versus crack depth. Some notable results for the chosen modes are: that acceptable SNRs were generated in a pipe with magnetostrictive EMATs, that optimum bias for magnetostrictive transmitters and receivers is magnetic saturation, that crack reflection and transmission coefficients from crack interactions agree with 2 D simulations and seem workable for crack grading, and that the mouse has good waveform quality and so is ready for exhaustive measurement EMAT scans of SCC interactions. This section also reviews further coil optimization and implementation requirements. These involve transmitter and receiver power, acquisition parameters, and magnetic configuration. At this time all these seem reasonable for an ILI tool.

Jeff Aron; Jon Gore, Roger Dalton; Stuart Eaton; Adrian Bowles; Owen Thomas; Tim Jarman

2003-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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PHASE ANALYSES OF URANIUM-BEARING MINERALS FROM THE HIGH GRADE ORE, NOPAL I, PENA BLANCA, MEXICO  

SciTech Connect

The Nopal I uranium deposit is located in the Pena Blanca district, approximately 40 miles north of Chihuahua City, Mexico. The deposit was formed by hydrothermal processes within the fracture zone of welded silicic volcanic tuff. The ages of volcanic formations are between 35 to 44 m.y. and there was secondary silicification of most of the formations. After the formation of at least part of the uranium deposit, the ore body was uplifted above the water table and is presently exposed at the surface. Detailed petrographic characterization, electron microprobe backscatter electron (BSE) imagery, and selected x-ray maps for the samples from Nopal I high-grade ore document different uranium phases in the ore. There are at least two stages of uranium precipitation. A small amount of uraninite is encapsulated in silica. Hexavalent uranium may also have been a primary precipitant. The uranium phases were precipitated along cleavages of feldspars, and along fractures in the tuff. Energy dispersive spectrometer data and x-ray maps suggest that the major uranium phases are uranophane and weeksite. Substitutions of Ca and K occur in both phases, implying that conditions were variable during the mineralization/alteration process, and that compositions of the original minerals have a major influence on later stage alteration. Continued study is needed to fully characterize uranium behavior in these semi-arid to arid conditions.

M. Ren; P. Goodell; A. Kelts; E.Y. Anthony; M. Fayek; C. Fan; C. Beshears

2005-07-11T23:59:59.000Z

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An Experimental Evaluation of HVAC-Grade Carbon-Dioxide Sensors: Part 3, Humidity, Temperature, and Pressure Sensitivity Test Results  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This is the third paper in a four-part series reporting on the test and evaluation of typical carbon-dioxide sensors used in building HVAC applications. Fifteen models of NDIR HVAC-grade CO2 sensors were tested and evaluated to determine the humidity, temperature, and pressure sensitivity of the sensors. This paper reports the performance of the sensors at various relative humidity, temperature, and pressure levels common to building HVAC applications and provides a comparison with manufacturer specifications. Among the 15 models tested, eight models have a single-lamp, single-wavelength configuration, four models have a dual-lamp, single-wavelength configuration, and three models have a single-lamp, dual-wavelength configuration. The sensors were tested in a chamber specifically fabricated for this research. A description of the apparatus and the method of test are described in Part 1 (Shrestha and Maxwell 2009). The test result showed a wide variation in humidity, temperature, and pressure sensitivity of CO2 sensors among manufacturers. In some cases, significant variations in sensor performance exist between sensors of the same model. Even the natural variation in relative humidity could significantly vary readings of some CO2 sensor readings. The effects of temperature and pressure variation on NDIR CO2 sensors are unavoidable without an algorithm to compensate for the changes. For the range of temperature and pressure variation in an air-conditioned space, the effect of pressure variation is more significant compared to the effect of temperature variation.

Shrestha, Som S [ORNL; Maxwell, Dr. Gregory [Iowa State University

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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EVALUATION OF THE INTEGRATED SOLUBILITY MODEL, A GRADED APPROACH FOR PREDICTING PHASE DISTRIBUTION IN HANFORD TANK WASTE  

SciTech Connect

The mission of the DOE River Protection Project (RPP) is to store, retrieve, treat and dispose of Hanford's tank waste. Waste is retrieved from the underground tanks and delivered to the Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant (WTP). Waste is processed through a pretreatment facility where it is separated into low activity waste (LAW), which is primarily liquid, and high level waste (HLW), which is primarily solid. The LAW and HLW are sent to two different vitrification facilities and glass canisters are then disposed of onsite (for LAW) or shipped off-site (for HLW). The RPP mission is modeled by the Hanford Tank Waste Operations Simulator (HTWOS), a dynamic flowsheet simulator and mass balance model that is used for mission analysis and strategic planning. The integrated solubility model (ISM) was developed to improve the chemistry basis in HTWOS and better predict the outcome of the RPP mission. The ISM uses a graded approach to focus on the components that have the greatest impact to the mission while building the infrastructure for continued future improvement and expansion. Components in the ISM are grouped depending upon their relative solubility and impact to the RPP mission. The solubility of each group of components is characterized by sub-models of varying levels of complexity, ranging from simplified correlations to a set of Pitzer equations used for the minimization of Gibbs Energy.

PIERSON KL; BELSHER JD; SENIOW KR

2012-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Method and system using power modulation for maskless vapor deposition of spatially graded thin film and multilayer coatings with atomic-level precision and accuracy  

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A method and system for producing a film (preferably a thin film with highly uniform or highly accurate custom graded thickness) on a flat or graded substrate (such as concave or convex optics), by sweeping the substrate across a vapor deposition source operated with time-varying flux distribution. In preferred embodiments, the source is operated with time-varying power applied thereto during each sweep of the substrate to achieve the time-varying flux distribution as a function of time. A user selects a source flux modulation recipe for achieving a predetermined desired thickness profile of the deposited film. The method relies on precise modulation of the deposition flux to which a substrate is exposed to provide a desired coating thickness distribution.

Montcalm, Claude (Livermore, CA); Folta, James Allen (Livermore, CA); Tan, Swie-In (San Jose, CA); Reiss, Ira (New City, NY)

2002-07-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Comparison Between Research-Grade SnO2 and Commercial Available SnO2 for Thin-Film CdTe Solar Cell (Poster)  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

A comparison between research-grade, tin-oxide (SnO{sub 2}) thin films and those available from commercial sources is performed. The research-grade SnO{sub 2} film is fabricated at NREL by low-pressure metal-organic chemical vapor deposition. The commercial SnO{sub 2} films are Pilkington Tec 8 and Tec 15 fabricated by atmospheric-pressure chemical vapor deposition. Optical, structural, and compositional analyses are performed. From the optical analysis, an estimation of the current losses due to the SnO{sub 2} layer and glass is provided. Our analysis indicates that the optical properties of commercial SnO{sub 2} could be improved for PV usage.

Li, X.; Pankow, J.; To, B.; Gessert, T.

2008-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Phase I Study of the Combination of Sorafenib With Temozolomide and Radiation Therapy for the Treatment of Primary and Recurrent High-Grade Gliomas  

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Purpose: Despite recent advances in the management of high-grade and recurrent gliomas, survival remains poor. Antiangiogenic therapy has been shown to be efficacious in the treatment of high-grade gliomas both in preclinical models and in clinical trials. We sought to determine the safety and maximum tolerated dose of sorafenib when combined with both radiation and temozolomide in the primary setting or radiation alone in the recurrent setting. Methods and Materials: This was a preclinical study and an open-label phase I dose escalation trial. Multiple glioma cell lines were analyzed for viability after treatment with radiation, temozolomide, or sorafenib or combinations of them. For patients with primary disease, sorafenib was given concurrently with temozolomide (75 mg/m{sup 2}) and 60 Gy radiation, for 30 days after completion of radiation. For patients with recurrent disease, sorafenib was combined with a hypofractionated course of radiation (35 Gy in 10 fractions). Results: Cell viability was significantly reduced with the combination of radiation, temozolomide, and sorafenib or radiation and sorafenib. Eighteen patients (11 in the primary cohort, 7 in the recurrent cohort) were enrolled onto this trial approved by the institutional review board. All patients completed the planned course of radiation therapy. The most common toxicities were hematologic, fatigue, and rash. There were 18 grade 3 or higher toxicities. The median overall survival was 18 months for the entire population. Conclusions: Sorafenib can be safely combined with radiation and temozolomide in patients with high-grade glioma and with radiation alone in patients with recurrent glioma. The recommended phase II dose of sorafenib is 200 mg twice daily when combined with temozolomide and radiation and 400 mg with radiation alone. To our knowledge, this is the first publication of concurrent sorafenib with radiation monotherapy or combined with radiation and temozolomide.

Den, Robert B., E-mail: robert.den@jeffersonhospital.org [Department of Radiation Oncology, Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (United States); Kamrava, Mitchell [Radiation Oncology Branch, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, Maryland (United States)] [Radiation Oncology Branch, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, Maryland (United States); Sheng, Zhi [Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Programs in Gene Function and Expression and Molecular Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts (United States)] [Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Programs in Gene Function and Expression and Molecular Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts (United States); Werner-Wasik, Maria; Dougherty, Erin; Marinucchi, Michelle [Department of Radiation Oncology, Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (United States)] [Department of Radiation Oncology, Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (United States); Lawrence, Yaacov R. [Department of Radiation Oncology, Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (United States) [Department of Radiation Oncology, Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (United States); Center for Translational Research in Radiation Oncology, Sheba Medical Center (Israel); Hegarty, Sarah; Hyslop, Terry [Department of Biostatistics, Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (United States)] [Department of Biostatistics, Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (United States); Andrews, David W.; Glass, Jon [Department of Neurosurgery, Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (United States)] [Department of Neurosurgery, Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (United States); Friedman, David P. [Department of Radiology, Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (United States)] [Department of Radiology, Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (United States); Green, Michael R. [Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Programs in Gene Function and Expression and Molecular Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts (United States)] [Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Programs in Gene Function and Expression and Molecular Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts (United States); Camphausen, Kevin [Radiation Oncology Branch, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, Maryland (United States)] [Radiation Oncology Branch, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, Maryland (United States); Dicker, Adam P. [Department of Radiation Oncology, Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (United States)] [Department of Radiation Oncology, Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (United States)

2013-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Plant Engineering: Guideline for the Acceptance of Commercial-Grade Design and Analysis Computer Programs Used in Nuclear Safety-Rel ated Applications  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report provides methodology that can be used to perform safety classification of non-process computer programs, such as design and analysis tools, that are not resident or embedded (installed as part of) plant systems, structures, and components. The report also provides guidance for using commercial-grade dedication methodology to accept commercially procured computer programs that perform a safety-related function. The guidance is intended for use by subject matter experts in the acceptance of com...

2012-06-04T23:59:59.000Z

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Plant Engineering: Guideline for the Acceptance of Commercial-Grade Design and Analysis Computer Programs Used in Nuclear Safety-Related Applications: Revision 1 of 1025243  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report supersedes EPRI 1025243 and provides methodology that can be used to perform safety classification of non-process computer programs, such as design and analysis tools, that are not resident or embedded (installed as part of) plant systems, structures, and components. The report also provides guidance for using commercial-grade dedication methodology to accept commercially procured computer programs that perform a safety-related function. The guidance is intended for use by subject matter ...

2013-12-19T23:59:59.000Z

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High-Grade Glioma Relationship to the Neural Stem Cell Compartment: A Retrospective Review of 104 Cases  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Purpose: To assess the incidence of involvement of the neural stem cell (NSC) compartment by high-grade astrocytomas in a series of adult patients. Methods and Materials: One hundred four initial diagnostic cranial magnetic resonance imaging series were reviewed. For each series, the gross tumor volume (GTV; enhancing tumor on T{sub 1}), edema (hyperintensity on T{sub 2} FLAIR), and the NSC compartment (hippocampal formation and lateral ventricle plus a 5-mm expansion) were identified. Involvement of NSC by GTV and edema was assessed. For tumors not involving NSC, we measured distances from NSC to GTV and edema. Maximum diameters of GTV were measured for each case. Subset analysis was performed for GTV of {<=}2 cm and {<=}3 cm in maximum diameter to assess the incidence of involvement of NSC by this group of smaller tumors. For 10 representative tumors, minimum distances from GTV center to NSC were calculated. Results: A total of 103/104 (99.0%) tumors, regardless of GTV maximum diameter, demonstrated involvement of NSC. A total of 101/104 (97.1%) tumors had NSC involvement by GTV, and 2/104 (1.9%) patients showed edema only. For GTV not involving NSC, the mean distance from NSC to GTV was 0.8 cm (range, 0.5--1.4 cm). The mean shortest distance from the center of GTV to NSC was 1.5 cm (range, 0.9--2.6 cm). Involvement of NSC by GTV was 90.9% (10/11 tumors) for GTV of {<=}2 cm and 95.7% (22/23 tumors) for GTV of {<=}3 cm. Conclusions: Our results support the hypothesis that the NSC compartment represents the putative site of origin for these tumors. NSC involvement does not appear to represent a volumetric phenomenon.

Marsh, James C., E-mail: james_c_marsh@rush.edu [Department of Radiation Oncology, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois (United States); Wendt, Julie A. [Silver Cross Hospital, Joliet, Illinois (United States); Herskovic, Arnold M.; Diaz, Aidnag; Gielda, Benjamin T. [Department of Radiation Oncology, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois (United States); Byrne, Richard W. [Department of Neurosurgery, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois (United States)

2012-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Verification of Allowable Stresses In ASME Section III Subsection NH For Grade 91 Steel & Alloy 800H  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The database for the creep-rupture of 9Cr-1Mo-V (Grade 91) steel was collected and reviewed to determine if it met the needs for recommending time-dependent strength values, S{sub t}, for coverage in ASME Section III Subsection NH (ASME III-NH) to 650 C (1200 F) and 600,000 hours. The accumulated database included over 300 tests for 1% total strain, nearly 400 tests for tertiary creep, and nearly 1700 tests to rupture. Procedures for analyzing creep and rupture data for ASME III-NH were reviewed and compared to the procedures used to develop the current allowable stress values for Gr 91 for ASME II-D. The criteria in ASME III-NH for estimating S{sub t} included the average strength for 1% total strain for times to 600,000 hours, 80% of the minimum strength for tertiary creep for times to 600,000 hours, and 67% of the minimum rupture strength values for times to 600,000 hours. Time-temperature-stress parametric formulations were selected to correlate the data and make predictions of the long-time strength. It was found that the stress corresponding to 1% total strain and the initiation of tertiary creep were not the controlling criteria over the temperature-time range of concern. It was found that small adjustments to the current values in III-NH could be introduced but that the existing values were conservative and could be retained. The existing database was found to be adequate to extend the coverage to 600,000 hours for temperatures below 650 C (1200 F).

R. W. Swindeman; M. J. Swindeman; B. W. Roberts; B. E. Thurgood; D. L. Marriott

2007-11-30T23:59:59.000Z

308

Preserving Nuclear Grade Knowledge  

SciTech Connect

When people think of the government they think of the President, or Congress, or the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), but there are thousands of people in government-related jobs doing things most don’t really notice everyday. You can find them everywhere, from the space science folks at NASA, to the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) watching out for the bad guys. There are Rangers, and Social Workers, Nurses and Agricultural Managers. They are people working to keep the many facets of the USA rolling. One very diverse bunch is The Department of Energy (DOE) , a group who is expanding the ways we make and save energy to power our cars, homes, and businesses. Tucked away under the DOE is the National Nuclear Security Administration, the NNSA is an agency that maintains the safety, security, and reliability of the U.S. nuclear weapons stockpile. It works to reduce global danger from weapons of mass destruction. It provides the U.S. Navy with safe nuclear propulsion, and it responds to nuclear and radiological emergencies in the United States and abroad, and it supports efforts in science and technology*. (* DOE/NNSA/KCP website info)

Lange, Bob

2008-02-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Mechanics of graded wrinkling  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The properties of a surface depend on the inherent material and the surface topography. Nature uses surface texture as a means to impact different surface behavior such as cleanliness, adhesion control, drag reduction, ...

Raayai Ardakani, Shabnam

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Commercial Grade Dedication Guidance  

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

in the plant (e.g., temperature, humidity, radiation, seismic response spectra). EPRI Report NP-6046S, "Guidelines for Technical Evaluation of Replacement of Items in Nuclear...

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Low Grade Alumina Sources  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Mar 7, 2013 ... Increasing amount of research institutes and industrial companies in the .... with an activation energy of 23.7kJ/mol and 18.0kJ/mol respectively; ...

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DEVELOPMENT OF AN EMAT IN-LINE INSPECTION SYSTEM FOR DETECTION, DISCRIMINATION, AND GRADING OF STRESS CORROSION CRACKING IN PIPELINES  

SciTech Connect

This report describes prototypes, measurements, and results for a project to develop a prototype pipeline in-line inspection (ILI) tool that uses electromagnetic acoustic transducers (EMATs) to detect and grade stress corrosion cracking (SCC). The introduction briefly provides motivation and describes SCC, gives some background on EMATs and guided ultrasonic waves, and reviews promising results of a previous project using EMATs for SCC. The experimental section then describes lab measurement techniques and equipment, the lab mouse and prototypes for a mule, and scan measurements made on SCC. The mouse was a moveable and compact EMAT setup. The prototypes were even more compact circuits intended to be pulled or used in an ILI tool. The purpose of the measurements was to determine the best modes, transduction, and processing to use, to characterize the transducers, and to prove EMATs and mule components could produce useful results. Next, the results section summarizes the measurements and describes the mouse scans, processing, prototype circuit operating parameters, and performance for SH0 scans. Results are given in terms of specifications--like SNR, power, insertion loss--and parametric curves--such as signal amplitude versus magnetic bias or standoff, reflection or transmission coefficients versus crack depth. Initially, lab results indicated magnetostrictive transducers using both SH0 and SV1 modes would be worthwhile to pursue in a practical ILI system. However, work with mule components showed that SV1 would be too dispersive, so SV1 was abandoned. The results showed that reflection measurements, when normalized by the direct arrival are sensitive to and correlated with SCC. This was not true for transmission measurements. Processing yields a high data reduction, almost 60 to 1, and permits A and C scan display techniques and software already in use for pipeline inspection. An analysis of actual SH0 scan results for SCC of known dimensions showed that length and depth could be determined for deep enough cracks. Defect shadow and short length effects were apparent but may be taken into account. The SH0 scan was done with the mule prototype circuits and permanent magnet EMATs. These gave good enough results that this hardware and the processing techniques are very encouraging for use in a practical ILI tool.

Jeff Aron; Jeff Jia; Bruce Vance; Wen Chang; Raymond Pohler; Jon Gore; Stuart Eaton; Adrian Bowles; Tim Jarman

2005-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluation of Solar Grade Silicon Produced by the Institute of Physics and Technology: Cooperative Research and Development Final Report, CRADA Number CRD-07-211  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

NREL and Solar Power Industries will cooperate to evaluate technology for producing solar grade silicon from industrial waste of the phosphorus industry, as developed by the Institute of Physics and Technology (IPT), Kazakhstan. Evaluation will have a technical component to assess the material quality and a business component to assess the economics of the IPT process. The total amount of silicon produced by IPT is expected to be quite limited (50 kg), so evaluations will need to be done on relatively small quantities (? 5 kg/sample).

Page, M.

2013-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Active region based on graded-gap InGaN/GaN superlattices for high-power 440- to 470-nm light-emitting diodes  

SciTech Connect

The structural and optical properties of light-emitting diode structures with an active region based on ultrathin InGaN quantum wells limited by short-period InGaN/GaN superlattices from both sides have been investigated. The dependences of the external quantum efficiency on the active region design are analyzed. It is shown that the use of InGaN/GaN structures as limiting graded-gap short-period superlattices may significantly increase the quantum efficiency.

Tsatsulnikov, A. F., E-mail: Andrew@beam.ioffe.ru; Lundin, W. V.; Sakharov, A. V.; Zavarin, E. E.; Usov, S. O.; Nikolaev, A. E.; Cherkashin, N. A.; Ber, B. Ya.; Kazantsev, D. Yu. [Russian Academy of Sciences, Ioffe Physicotechnical Institute (Russian Federation); Mizerov, M. N. [Russian Academy of Sciences, Center for Microelectronics, Ioffe Physicotechnical Institute (Russian Federation); Park, Hee Seok [Samsung Electro-Mechanics Co. Ltd. (Korea, Republic of); Hytch, M.; Hue, F. [National Center for Scientific Research, Center for Material Elaboration and Structural Studies (France)

2010-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

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R.E.A.C.T. - Renewable Energy Activities - Choices for Tomorrow - Teacher's Activity Guide for Middle Level Grades 6-8  

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E.A.C.T. E.A.C.T. Renewable Energy Activities - Choices for Tomorrow Teacher's Activity Guide for Middle Level Grades 6-8 National Renewable Energy Laboratory Education Programs 1617 Cole Blvd. Golden, Colorado 80401 Tel: (303) 275-3044 Home page: http://www.nrel.gov ACKNOWLEDGMENTS The Education Office at NREL would like to thank Dr. James Schreck, Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Northern Colorado, for his commitment and hard work in the development of this activity booklet. His expertise was invaluable in producing a final product that attempts to be "user friendly." It is the goal of the Education Office to make these kits accessible, easy to use, and fun. We want your students to gain, not only an understanding of renewable and nonrenewable energy resources, but a

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Light-extraction enhancement in GaN-based light-emitting diodes using grade-refractive-index amorphous titanium oxide films with porous structures  

SciTech Connect

Amorphous titanium oxide (a-TiO{sub x}:OH) films prepared by plasma-enhanced chemical-vapor deposition at 200 and 25 deg. C are in turn deposited onto the GaN-based light-emitting diode (LED) to enhance the associated light extraction efficiency. The refractive index, porosity, and photocatalytic effect of the deposited films are correlated strongly with the deposition temperatures. The efficiency is enhanced by a factor of {approx}1.31 over that of the uncoated LEDs and exhibited an excellent photocatalytic property after an external UV light irradiation. The increase in the light extraction is related to the reduction in the Fresnel transmission loss and the enhancement of the light scattering into the escape cone by using the graded-refractive-index a-TiO{sub x}:OH film with porous structures.

Liu, D.-S.; Lin, T.-W.; Huang, B.-W.; Juang, F.-S.; Lei, P.-H. [Institute of Electro-Optical and Materials Science, National Formosa University, Huwei 63201, Taiwan (China); Hu, C.-Z. [Chilin Technology Co. Ltd., Tainan County 71758, Taiwan (China)

2009-04-06T23:59:59.000Z

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Lattice constant grading in the Al.sub.y Ca.sub.1-y As.sub.1-x Sb.sub.x alloy system  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Liquid phase epitaxy is employed to grow a lattice matched layer of GaAsSb on GaAs substrates through the compositional intermediary of the III-V alloy system AlGaAsSb which acts as a grading layer. The Al constituent reaches a peak atomic concentration of about 6% within the first 2.5.mu.m of the transition layer, then decreases smoothly to about 1% to obtain a lattice constant of 5.74 A. In the same interval the equilibrium concentration of Sb smoothly increases from 0 to about 9 atomic percent to form a surface on which a GaAsSb layer having the desired energy bandgap of 1.1 ev for one junction of an optimized dual junction photovoltaic device. The liquid phase epitaxy is accomplished with a step cooling procedure whereby dislocation defects are more uniformly distributed over the surface of the growing layer.

Moon, Ronald L. (Palo Alto, CA)

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Lattice constant grading in the Al.sub.y Ga.sub.1-y As.sub.1-x Sb.sub.x alloy system  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Liquid phase epitaxy is employed to grow a lattice matched layer of GaAsSb on GaAs substrates through the compositional intermediary of the III-V alloy system AlGaAsSb which acts as a grading layer. The Al constituent reaches a peak atomic concentration of about 6% within the first 2.5 .mu.m of the transition layer, then decreases smoothly to about 1% to obtain a lattice constant of 5.74 A. In the same interval the equilibrium concentration of Sb smoothly increases from 0 to about 9 atomic percent to form a surface on which a GaAsSb layer having the desired energy bandgap of 1.1 ev for one junction of an optimized dual junction photolvoltaic device. The liquid phase epitaxy is accomplished with a step cooling procedure whereby dislocation defects are more uniformly distributed over the surface of growing layer.

Moon, Ronald L. (Palo Alto, CA)

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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U.S. Gas Plant Production of Propane and Propylene (Thousand ...  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

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Preparation of Propylene Glycol Fatty Acid Ester or Other Glycol, or Polyol Fatty Acid Esters  

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Testing of ethylene propylene seals for the GA-4/GA-9 casks  

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The primary O-ring seal of the GA-4 and GA-9 casks was tested for leakage with a full-scale mockup of the cask lid and flange. Tests were performed at temperatures of ambient, {minus}41{degrees}, 121{degrees}, and 193{degrees}C. Shim plates between the lid and flange simulated gaps caused by thermal distortion. The testing used a helium mass spectrometer leak detector (MSLD). Results showed that the primary seal was leaktight for all test conditions. Helium permeation through the seal began in 13--23 minutes for the ambient tests and in 1--2 minutes for the tests at elevated temperatures. After each test several hours of the pumping were typically required to reduce the MSLD background reading to an acceptable level for the next test, indicating that the seal had become saturated with helium. To verify that the test results showed permeation and not real leakage, several response checks were conducted in which a calibrated leak source was inserted in the detector line near the seal. When the leak source was activated the detector responded within seconds.

Boonstra, R.H.

1993-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Microwave Enhanced Direct Cracking of Hydrocarbon Feedstock for Energy Efficient Production of Ethylene and Propylene.  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This project demonstrated microwave cracking of ethane with good product conversion and ethylene selectivity, with a short residence time ({approx}0.001 sec). The laboratory scale equipment was designed and built, along with concept designs for larger scale implementation. The system was operated below atmospheric pressures, in the range of 15-55 torr, with argon as a carrier gas. The measured products included hydrogen, methane, acetylene, and ethylene. The results followed similar trends to those predicted by the modeling software SPYRO{reg_sign}, with the exception that the microwave appeared to produce slightly lower amounts of ethylene and methane, although enhanced analytical analysis should reduce the difference. Continued testing will be required to verify these results and quantify the energy consumption of microwave vs. conventional. The microwave cracking process is an attractive option due to the possibility of selectively heating the reaction volume rather than the reactor walls, which may allow novel reactor designs that result in more efficient production of ethylene. Supplemental studies are needed to continue the laboratory testing and refine processing parameters.

Shulman, Holly; Fall, Morgana; Wagner, Eric; Bowlin, Ricardo

2012-02-13T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of processes for the production of solar grade silicon from halides and alkali metals. First quarterly report, October 3-December 31, 1979  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This program is directed toward the development of processes involving high temperature reactions of silicon halides with alkali metals for the production of solar grade silicon in volume at low cost. Experiments are being performed to evaluate product separation and collection processes, measure heat release parameters for scaling purposes, determine the effects of reactants and/or products on materials of reactor construction, and make preliminary engineering and economic analyses of a scaled-up process. Samples of the silicon product will be delivered to JPL for evaluation of solar cell performance. During this reporting period the silicon reactor test apparatus reached operational capabilities after a shutdown for two months. Several design improvements were made while returning it to an operational stage. During the initial series of experiments complete product separation of the silicon from the salt was achieved and small samples (approx. = 3 to 40 g) of fused silicon were collected. The test apparatus is now being operated on a routine basis for periods of about twenty minutes. Finally, the initial work began on the engineering and economic analysis for scale-up of the silicon production process.

Dickson, C.R.; Gould, R.K.

1980-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Low Cost Solar Array Project. Feasibility of the silane process for producing semiconductor-grade silicon. Final report, October 1975-March 1979  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The commercial production of low-cost semiconductor-grade silicon is an essential requirement of the JPL/DOE (Department of Energy) Low-Cost Solar Array (LSA) Project. A 1000-metric-ton-per-year commercial facility using the Union Carbide Silane Process will produce molten silicon for an estimated price of $7.56/kg (1975 dollars, private financing), meeting the DOE goal of less than $10/kg. Conclusions and technology status are reported for both contract phases, which had the following objectives: (1) establish the feasibility of Union Carbide's Silane Process for commercial application, and (2) develop an integrated process design for an Experimental Process System Development Unit (EPSDU) and a commercial facility, and estimate the corresponding commercial plant economic performance. To assemble the facility design, the following work was performed: (a) collection of Union Carbide's applicable background technology; (b) design, assembly, and operation of a small integrated silane-producing Process Development Unit (PDU); (c) analysis, testing, and comparison of two high-temperature methods for converting pure silane to silicon metal; and (d) determination of chemical reaction equilibria and kinetics, and vapor-liquid equilibria for chlorosilanes.

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1979-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Low-temperature photoluminescence of detector grade Cd{sub 1{minus}{ital x}}Zn{sub {ital x}}Te crystal treated by different chemical etchants  

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Low-temperature photoluminescence (PL) spectra of detector grade Cd{sub 1{minus}{ital x}}Zn{sub {ital x}}Te ({ital x}=0.1) have been measured to obtain information about shallow level defect concentration introduced during mechanical polishing and chemical etching processes. We present here a comparative PL study of Cd{sub 0.9}Zn{sub 0.1}Te crystals treated by different chemical solutions used for nuclear detector surface treatment. The results show that the 5{percent} Br{endash}MeOH+2{percent}Br{endash}20{percent} lactic acid in ethylene glycol treatment combines the advantages of bromine and lactic acid for chemical etching and results in the best surface condition, as evidenced by the largest {ital I}({ital D}{sup 0},{ital X})/{ital I}{sub def} intensity ratio and the narrowest full width at half-maximum of the main peak ({ital D}{sup 0},{ital X}). Changes in the surface morphology were also analyzed by atomic force microscopy and correlated with the PL results. Current{endash}voltage ({ital I}{endash}{ital V}) curves and the room-temperature {sup 55}Fe spectral response of the sample etched by the best treatment are also presented and discussed. {copyright} {ital 1996 American Institute of Physics.}

Chen, H.; Tong, J.; Hu, Z.; Shi, D.T.; Wu, G.H.; Chen, K.; George, M.A.; Collins, W.E.; Burger, A. [Center for Photonic Materials and Devices, Department of Physics, Fisk University, Nashville, Tennessee 37208 (United States); James, R.B. [Advanced Electronics Manufacturing Technologies Department, Sandia National Laboratories, Livermore, California 94550 (United States); Stahle, C.M. [NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center/OSC, Greenbelt, Maryland 20771 (United States); Bartlett, L.M. [NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center/NRC, Greenbelt, Maryland 20771 (United States)

1996-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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2.8 {mu}m emission from type-I quantum wells grown on InAs{sub x}P{sub 1-x}/InP metamorphic graded buffers  

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We report 2.8 {mu}m emission from compressively strained type-I quantum wells (QWs) grown on InP-based metamorphic InAs{sub x}P{sub 1-x} step-graded buffers. High quality metamorphic graded buffers showed smooth surface morphology and low threading dislocation densities of approximately 2.5 Multiplication-Sign 10{sup 6} cm{sup -2}. High-resolution x-ray diffraction scans showed strong satellites from multiple quantum wells grown on metamorphic buffers, and cross-sectional transmission electron microscopy revealed smooth and coherent quantum well interfaces. Room-temperature photoluminescence emission at 2.8 {mu}m with a narrow linewidth ({approx}50 meV) shows the promise of metamorphic growth for mid-infrared laser diodes on InP.

Jung, Daehwan; Song, Yuncheng; Larry Lee, Minjoo [Department of Electrical Engineering, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut 06520 (United States); Yu Lan; Wasserman, Daniel [Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois 61801 (United States)

2012-12-17T23:59:59.000Z

327

Neutronic evaluation of a non-fertile fuel for the disposition of weapons-grade plutonium in a boiling water reactor  

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A new non-fertile, weapons-grade plutonium oxide fuel concept is developed and evaluated for deep burn applications in a boiling water reactor environment using the General Electric 8x8 Advanced Boiling Water Reactor (ABWR) fuel assembly dimensions and pitch. Detailed infinite lattice fuel burnup results and neutronic performance characteristics are given and although preliminary in nature, clearly demonstrate the fuel`s potential as an effective means to expedite the disposition of plutonium in existing light water reactors. The new non-fertile fuel concept is an all oxide composition containing plutonia, zirconia, calcia, and erbia having the following design weight percentages: 8.3; 80.4; 9.7; and 1.6. This fuel composition in an infinite fuel lattice operating at linear heat generation rates of 6.0 or 12.0 kW/ft per rod can remain critical for up to 1,200 and 600 Effective Full Power Days (EFPD), respectively, and achieve a burnup of 7.45 {times} 10{sup 20} f/cc. These burnups correspond to a 71--73% total plutonium isotope destruction and a 91--94% destruction of the {sup 239}Pu isotope for the 0--40% moderator steam void condition. Total plutonium destruction greater than 73% is possible with a fuel management scheme that allows subcritical fuel assemblies to be driven by adjacent high reactivity assemblies. The fuel exhibits very favorable neutron characteristics from beginning-of-life (BOL) to end-of-life (EOL). Prompt fuel Doppler coefficient of reactivity are negative, with values ranging between {minus}0.4 to {minus}2.0 pcm/K over the temperature range of 900 to 2,200 K. The ABWR fuel lattice remains in an undermoderated condition for both hot operational and cold startup conditions over the entire fuel burnup lifetime.

Sterbentz, J.W.

1994-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Educational Product Educators Grades 58  

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of these winds comes from the stable weather conditions in tropical areas.Strongly heated air along the equator happens? Why? The heated bag will rise because the molecules in the heated air have gained energy modules: Clouds, Energy, Precipitation,Weather, and Winds. While these materials were developed under one

Waliser, Duane E.

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Educational Product Educators Grades 58  

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California Energy Commission DRAFT STAFF REPORT THE ELECTRIC PROGRAM INVESTMENT CHARGE The California Energy Commission has prepared this triennial investment plan (2012 ­ 2014) for the new Electric 31, 2012, Phase 2 Decision 1205037. This CPUC decision established the EPIC Program to fund electric

Waliser, Duane E.

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Propane (Consumer Grade) Prices - Residential  

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-No Data Reported; --= Not Applicable; NA = Not Available; W = Withheld to avoid disclosure of individual company data. Notes: Values shown for the ...

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Propane (Consumer Grade) Prices - Industrial  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

37 2.223 1.706 1.880 - - 1994-2012 East Coast (PADD 1) 1.833 2.216 1.686 1.945 - - 1994-2012 New England (PADD 1A) 1.861 2.355 1.765 1.954 - - 1994-2012 Central Atlantic (PADD 1B)...

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Effects of instruction in creative problem solving on cognition, creativity, and satisfaction among ninth grade students in an introduction to world agricultural science and technology course  

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The use of Creative Problem Solving (CPS) as an instructional strategy to increase the creativity levels of students across all levels of the curriculum is currently a popular topic of investigation. Curriculum content and the underlying objectives that are presented to students in public schools have been the subject of close scrutiny since school accountability became a hot topic during the 1980's. However, despite all the efforts to improve student productivity through a well defined curriculum, and possibly because of the increased emphasis on student accountability to reflect that student improvement, concern for the apparent declining creativity levels among students appears to be growing. The purpose of this dissertation was to compare conventional instructional methodologies with those of creative problem solving. It was hypothesized that students' low, high, and total cognition levels, overall creativity levels, and satisfaction with instructional methodologies, improve as a result of instruction through creative problem solving strategies. By improving the levels of creativity within students, they will be better equipped to deal with the complex types of problems the future will present. This study utilized an experimental, posttest only, control group design. Participants were ninth grade students (n=20) who were enrolled in an Introduction to World Agricultural and Science Technology I course. Posttests were administered to measure low, high, and total levels cognition at the conclusion of the course. For this measure of the dependent variable, a forty question (10 true/false, 25 multiple choice, and 5 short answer) test was administered. Pretests and posttests were administered to measure student creativity. A standardized Torrance Test of Creative Thinking (TTCT) was used as the measure of the dependent variable of creativity. Pretests, mid-tests, and posttests were used to measure student satisfaction. A satisfaction instrument developed by Brashears (2004) was used for the measurement of clarity, delivery, content, and total satisfaction as the dependent measure of satisfaction. These instruments were used to measure the five research hypotheses of the study. Results of the study did not support the hypotheses that significant differences exist between creative problem solving and traditional instructional strategies, as they pertain to student cognition, creativity, and satisfaction. However, although not significant, possibly due to the small sample size, upon closer examination of group means, one can detect definite patterns of greater mean score gains among the CPS group over the traditional group in cognition, creativity, and satisfaction. Based on these findings, this researcher suggests that replications of this study be performed with larger sample sizes in different curriculum areas to further perpetuate the integration of creative problem solving strategies as an effective instructional strategy for all age groups and in all areas of the curriculum.

Alexander, Kim Darwin

2003-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Impact of Salivary Gland Dosimetry on Post-IMRT Recovery of Saliva Output and Xerostomia Grade for Head-and-Neck Cancer Patients Treated With or Without Contralateral Submandibular Gland Sparing: A Longitudinal Study  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Purpose: To observe the recovery of saliva output and effect on xerostomia grade after intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) with or without contralateral submandibular gland (cSMG) sparing and to assess the impact of salivary gland dosimetry on this recovery among patients with head-and-neck cancer. Methods and Materials: Between May 2007 and May 2008, 52 patients with head-and-neck cancer received definitive (n = 5 patients) and postoperative (n = 47 patients) IMRT at our institution, with at least one parotid gland spared. Of these patients, 26 patients with a low risk of recurrence in the cSMG region underwent IMRT and had their cSMGs spared (cSMG-sparing group). The remaining 26 high-risk patients had no cSMGs spared (cSMG-unspared group). Xerostomia grades and salivary flow rates were monitored at five time points (before IMRT and at 2, 6, 12, and 18 months after IMRT). Results: Average mean doses and mean volumes receiving 30 Gy (V30) of the cSMGs were lower in the cSMG-sparing group than in the cSMG-unspared group (mean dose, 20.4 Gy vs. 57.4 Gy; mean V30, 14.7% vs. 99.8%, respectively). Xerostomia grades at 2 and 6 months post-IMRT were also significantly lower among patients in the cSMG-sparing group than in the cSMG-unspared group, but differences were not significant at 12 and 18 months after IMRT. Patients in the cSMG-sparing group had significantly better mean unstimulated salivary flow rates at each time point post- IMRT as well as better mean stimulated salivary flow rates at 2 months post-IMRT. Conclusions: Recovery of saliva output and grade of xerostomia post-IMRT in patients whose cSMGs were spared were much better than in patients whose cSMGs were not spared. The influence of the mean doses to the cSMG and parotid gland on the recovery of saliva output was equivalent to that of the mean V30 to the glands.

Wang Zhonghe; Yan Chao [Division of Radiation Oncology, the Shanghai Ninth Peoples Hospital, School of Medicine, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai (China); Zhang Zhiyuan; Zhang Chenping [Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, the Shanghai Ninth Peoples Hospital, School of Medicine, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai (China); Hu Haisheng; Tu Wenyong [Division of Radiation Oncology, the Shanghai Ninth Peoples Hospital, School of Medicine, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai (China); Kirwan, Jessica [Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, Florida (United States); Mendenhall, William M., E-mail: mendwm@shands.ufl.edu [Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, Florida (United States)

2011-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

334

Low Silicon Solar Array Project. Feasibility of low-cost, high-volume production of silane and pyrolysis of silane to semiconductor-grade silicon. Quarterly progress report, October-December 1978  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Research on silane production in a hydrogenation reactor is described. The kinetics and chemical equilibrium for the liquid phase disproportionation of H/sub 2/SiCl/sub 4/ and HSiCl/sub 3/ were studied and results are presented and discussed. Status of the studies on the feasibility and cost of manufacturing semiconductor grade polycrystalline silicon by the pyrolysis of silane in a fluid bed reactor and in a free space reactor is reported. Process design, the waste disposal system, and equipment specifications for the fluid bed pyrolysis of silane for silicon production are described. (WHK)

Breneman, W.C.; Farrier, E.G.; Morihara, H.

1978-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

335

The relationship between teacher Levels of Technology Integration (LoTi) on 3rd-5th Grade Students on the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) scores at Alamo Heights Independent School District, San Antonio, Texas  

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The purpose of this study was to examine Levels of Technology Implementation (LoTi) teacher self-ratings and Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) scores. The study assessed the relationship between LoTi ratings and TAKS scores of 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students as reported in student records at Alamo Heights Independent School District (AHISD), San Antonio, Texas. The study determined the degree to which teacher LoTi ratings were a predictor of success on TAKS exam scores as reported in student records at Alamo Heights Independent School District, San Antonio, Texas. In addition, the study determined whether a teacher's LoTi scores impacted students' achievement levels for the variable of socioeconomic status. School and student performance analysis included only Cambridge and Woodridge Elementary Schools in the Alamo Heights Independent School District. The student data in the study came from approximately 278 3rd graders, 268 4th graders, and 283 5th graders (829 total students). A total of 47 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade reading and math teachers from the two elementary campuses made up the population under study. The research findings of this study included: 1. There was no significant relationship at the elementary level between teacher LoTi ratings and TAKS scores for reading and math for grades 3, 4, 5 students. 2. The grade 4 reading analysis results demonstrate that teachers with a higher LoTi level do impact student achievement on the TAKS test for students who are in the economically disadvantaged subpopulation. The following recommendations were made: 1. Additional research is needed to examine how technology is specifically implemented in both reading and math classrooms at the elementary level. 2. Additional research is needed to examine how staff development on the LoTi instrument affected classroom practice and teacher responses on the LoTi survey. 3. Continued support is needed to provide teachers with professional development regarding the integration of technology as a teaching tool and repeat the research procedures after this initial year of using the LoTi instrument.

Bashara, Dana Marie

2008-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Feasibility of low-cost, high-volume production of silane and pyrolysis of silane to semiconductor-grade silicon. Quarterly progress report, April--June 1978. Low cost silicon solar array project  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The purpose of the silane production program is to determine the feasibility and practicality of high-volume, low-cost production of silane (SiH/sub 4/) as an intermediate for obtaining solar-grade silicon metal. The process is based on the synthesis of SiH/sub 4/ by the catalytic disproportionation of chlorosilanes resulting from the reaction of hydrogen, metallurgical silicon, and silicon tetrachloride. The goal is to demonstrate the feasibility of a silane production cost of under $4.00/kg at a production rate of 1000 MT/year. The objective of the silicon production program is to establish the feasibility and cost of manufacturing semiconductor grade polycrystalline silicon through the pyrolysis of silane. The silane-to-silicon conversion is to be investigated in a fluid bed reactor and in a free space reactor. The process design program is to provide JPL with engineering and economic parameters for an experimental unit sized for 25 metric tons of silicon per year and a product-cost estimate for silicon produced on a scale of 100 metric tons per year. The purpose of the capacitive fluid-bed heating program is to explore the feasibility of using electrical capacitive heating to control the fluidized silicon-bed temperature during the heterogeneous decomposition of silane. In addition, a theoretical fluid-bed silicon deposition model was developed for use in the design of a fluid-bed pyrolysis scheme. Progress is reported in each of these areas. (WHK)

Breneman, W.C.; Farrier, E.G.; Morihara, H.

1978-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

337

EnergyPlus vs DOE-2: The Effect of Ground Coupling on Heating and Cooling Energy Consumption of a Slab-On-Grade Code House in a Cold Climate  

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For low-rise buildings, the heat loss through the ground coupled floor is a significant load component. Studies showed that the current simulation tools give dissimilar results for the ground coupled heat transfer (GCHT) in slab-on-grade constructions. This paper extends the previous comparative work by comparing EnergyPlus and DOE-2.1e results for GCHT based on a slab-ongrade code house in a cold climate. Three GCHT models were used in the study. These models were Winkelmann’s (2002) model in DOE-2.1e, Winkelmann’s model in EnergyPlus and EnergyPlus with its GCHT calculator utility, Slab.

Andolsun, S.; Culp, C.; Haberl, J.

2010-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

338

Feasibility of low-cost, high-volume production of silane and pyrolysis of silane to semiconductor-grade silicon. Low Cost Silicon Solar Array Project. Quarterly progress report, January--March 1978  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The purpose of the silane production program is to determine the feasibility and practicality of high-volume, low-cost production of silane (SiH/sub 4/) as an intermediate for obtaining solar-grade silicon metal. The process is based on the synthesis of SiH/sub 4/ by the catalytic disproportionation of chlorosilanes resulting from the reaction of hydrogen, metallurgical silicon, and silicon tetrachloride. The goal is to demonstrate the feasibility of a silane production cost of under $4.00/kg at a production rate of 1000 MT/year. The objective of the silicon production program is to establish the viability and economic feasibility of manufacturing semiconductor-grade polycrystalline silicon through the pyrolysis of silane. The silane-to-silicon conversion is to be investigated in a fluid bed reactor and a free space reactor. The purpose of the process design program is to provide JPL with engineering and economic parameters for an experimental facility capable of producing 25 metric tons of silicon per year by the pyrolysis of silane gas. An ancillary purpose is to estimate the cost of silicon produced by the same process on a scale of 1000 metric tons per year. The capacitive fluid-bed heating program is exploring the feasibility of utilizing electrical capacitive heating to control the fluidized silicon bed temperature during the heterogeneous decomposition of silane. In addition, a theoretical fluid-bed silicon deposition model is being developed to be used in a design of a fluid-bed pyrolysis process scheme. Research progress is described in detail. (WHK)

Breneman, W.C.; Farrier, E.G.; Morihara, H.

1978-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Feasibility of low-cost, high-volume production of silane and pyrolysis of silane to semiconductor-grade silicon. Low cost silicon solar array project. Quarterly progress report for July--September 1978  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The project is divided into four tasks: silane production, silicon production, process design, and fluid-bed pyrolysis R and D. The purpose of the silane production task is to determine the feasibility and practicality of high-volume, low-cost production of silane (SiH/sub 4/) as an intermediate for obtaining solar-grade silicon metal. The process is based on the synthesis of SiH/sub 4/ by the catalytic disproportionation of chlorosilanes resulting from the reaction of hydrogen, metallurgical silicon, and silicon tetrachloride. The goal is to demonstrate the feasibility of a silane production cost of under $4.00/kg at a production rate of 1000 MT/year. The objective of the silicon production task is to establish the feasibility and cost of manufacturing semi-conductor grade polycrystalline silicon through the pyrolysis of silane (SiH/sub 4/). The silane-to-silicon conversion is to be investigated in a fluid bed reactor and in a free-space reactor. The process design task is to provide JPL with engineering and economic parameters for an experimental unit sized for 25 metric tons of silicon per year and a product-cost estimate for silicon produced on a scale of 1000 metric tons per year. The purpose of fluid-bed pyrolysis task is to explore the feasibility of using electrical capacitive heating to control the fluidized silicon-bed temperature during the heterogeneous decomposition of silane and to further explore the behavior of a fluid bed. These basic studies will form part of the information necessary to assess technical feasibility of the fluid-bed pyrolysis of silane. Status of these tasks are reported. (WHK)

Breneman, W.C.; Farrier, E.G.; Morihara, H.

1978-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

340

Predictors of High-grade Esophagitis After Definitive Three-dimensional Conformal Therapy, Intensity-modulated Radiation Therapy, or Proton Beam Therapy for Non-small cell Lung Cancer  

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Introduction: We analyzed the ability of various patient- and treatment-related factors to predict radiation-induced esophagitis (RE) in patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) treated with three-dimensional conformal radiation therapy (3D-CRT), intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), or proton beam therapy (PBT). Methods and Materials: Patients were treated for NSCLC with 3D-CRT, IMRT, or PBT at MD Anderson from 2000 to 2008 and had full dose-volume histogram (DVH) data available. The endpoint was severe (grade {>=}3) RE. The Lyman-Kutcher-Burman (LKB) model was used to analyze RE as a function of the fractional esophageal DVH, with clinical variables included as dose-modifying factors. Results: Overall, 652 patients were included: 405 patients were treated with 3D-CRT, 139 with IMRT, and 108 with PBT; corresponding rates of grade {>=}3 RE were 8%, 28%, and 6%, respectively, with a median time to onset of 42 days (range, 11-93 days). A fit of the fractional DVH LKB model demonstrated that the fractional effective dose was significantly different (P=.046) than 1 (fractional mean dose) indicating that high doses to small volumes are more predictive than mean esophageal dose. The model fit was better for 3D-CRT and PBT than for IMRT. Including receipt of concurrent chemotherapy as a dose-modifying factor significantly improved the LKB model (P=.005), and the model was further improved by including a variable representing treatment with >30 fractions. Examining individual types of chemotherapy agents revealed a trend toward receipt of concurrent taxanes and increased risk of RE (P=.105). Conclusions: Fractional dose (dose rate) and number of fractions (total dose) distinctly affect the risk of severe RE, estimated using the LKB model, and concurrent chemotherapy improves the model fit. This risk of severe RE is underestimated by this model in patients receiving IMRT.

Gomez, Daniel R., E-mail: dgomez@mdanderson.org [Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas (United States); Tucker, Susan L. [Department of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas (United States)] [Department of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas (United States); Martel, Mary K.; Mohan, Radhe; Balter, Peter A. [Department of Radiation Physics, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas (United States)] [Department of Radiation Physics, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas (United States); Lopez Guerra, Jose Luis [Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas (United States) [Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas (United States); Department of Radiation Oncology, Hospitales Universitarios Virgen del Rocio, Seville (Spain); Liu Hongmei; Komaki, Ritsuko; Cox, James D.; Liao Zhongxing [Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas (United States)] [Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas (United States)

2012-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

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A Study of Electrochemical Reduction of Ethylene and PropyleneCarbonate Electrolytes on Graphite Using ATR-FTIR Spectroscopy  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

We present results testing the hypothesis that there is a different reaction pathway for the electrochemical reduction of PC versus EC-based electrolytes at graphite electrodes with LiPF6 as the salt in common. We examined the reduction products formed using ex-situ Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy in attenuated total reflection (ATR) geometry. The results show the pathway for reduction of PC leads nearly entirely to lithium carbonate as the solid product (and presumably ethylene gas as the co-product) while EC follows a path producing a mixture of organic and inorganic compounds. Possible explanations for the difference in reaction pathway are discussed.

Zhuang, Guorong V.; Yang, Hui; Blizanac, Berislav; Ross Jr.,Philip N.

2005-05-12T23:59:59.000Z

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396 J. Phys. Chem. 1990, 94, 396-409 Reaction of Cyclopropane, Methylcyclopropane, and Propylene with Hydrogen on the  

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by the production of n-butane. This result was interpreted qualitatively by invokingparallel reaction mechanisms for the production of n-butane and isobutane, with the n-butane channel exhibiting a higher apparent activation

Goodman, Wayne

343

Synthesis of Pt?Pd Core?Shell Nanostructures by Atomic Layer Deposition: Application in Propane Oxidative Dehydrogenation to Propylene  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Atomic layer deposition (ALD) was employed to synthesize supported Pt?Pd bimetallic particles in the 1 to 2 nm range. The metal loading and composition of the supported Pt?Pd nanoparticles were controlled by varying the deposition temperature and by applying ALD metal oxide coatings to modify the support surface chemistry. Highresolution scanning transmission electron microscopy images showed monodispersed Pt?Pd nanoparticles on ALD Al2O3 - and TiO2 -modi?ed SiO2 gel. X-ray absorption spectroscopy revealed that the bimetallic nanoparticles have a stable Pt-core, Pd-shell nanostructure. Density functional theory calculations revealed that the most stable surface con?guration for the Pt? Pd alloys in an H2 environment has a Pt-core, Pd-shell nanostructure. In comparison to their monometallic counterparts, the small Pt?Pd bimetallic core?shell nanoparticles exhibited higher activity in propane oxidative dehydrogenation as compared to their physical mixture.

Lei, Y.; Liu, Bin; Lu, Junling; Lobo-Lapidus, Rodrigo J.; Wu, Tianpin; Feng, Hao; Xia, Xiaoxing; Mane, Anil U.; Libera, Joseph A.; Greeley, Jeffrey P.; Miller, Jeffrey T.; Elam, J. W.

2012-08-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Cost-Effective Cable Insulation: Nanoclay Reinforced Ethylene-Propylene-Rubber for Low-Cost HVDC Cabling  

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GENI Project: GE is developing new, low-cost insulation for high-voltage direct current (HVDC) electricity transmission cables. The current material used to insulate HVDC transmission cables is very expensive and can account for as much as 1/3 of the total cost of a high-voltage transmission system. GE is embedding nanomaterials into specialty rubber to create its insulation. Not only are these materials less expensive than those used in conventional HVDC insulation, but also they will help suppress excess charge accumulation. The excess charge left behind on a cable poses a major challenge for high-voltage insulation—if it’s not kept to a low level, it could ultimately lead the insulation to fail. GE’s low-cost insulation is compatible with existing U.S. cable manufacturing processes, further enhancing its cost effectiveness.

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2012-02-24T23:59:59.000Z

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Low-Cost Solar Array Project. Experimental process system development unit for producing semiconductor-grade silicon using the silane-to-silicon process. Quarterly progress report, October-December 1980  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Progress is reported on the engineering design, fabrication, assembly, operation, economic analysis, and process support R and D for an Experimental Process System Development Unit (EPSDU) for producing semiconductor-grade silicon using the silane-to-silicon process. Most of the process related equipment has been ordered and is being fabricated. Equipment and building foundations have been completed at the EPSDU site, and all the steel was erected for the gantry. The switch gear/control building and the melter building will be completed during the next quarter. The data collection system design is progressing. Various computer programs are being written which will be used to convert electrical, pneumatic and other raw signals into engineering values. The free-space reactor development work was completed with a final 12-hour run in which the free-space reactor PDU ran flawlessly. Also, the quality control method development task was completed. Slim rods were grown from seed silicon rods for subsequent float zone operation and impurity characterization. An excellent quality epitaxial film was deposited on a silicon wafer. Both undoped ad doped films were deposited and the resistivity of the films have been measured. (WHK)

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346

ASTM A-710 GRADE B High Performance  

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cooling from hot rolling without quenching and tempering (Q&T), accelerated cooling or thermomechanically for wind and seismic resistance · power and illumination towers · construction and mining equipment NUCu 70 at temperatures that do not exceed 1120o C (2050o F) followed by air-cooling. TABLE 1 : COMPOSITION OF NUCu 70W (A

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Commercial Grade Dedication Guidance | Department of Energy  

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

CGD) for EM facilities and projects to dedicate an item or service that performs a nuclear safety function that was not manufactured, developed, or performed under a...

348

UP-GRADED RHIC INJECTION SYSTEM.  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The design of the RHIC injection systems anticipated the possibility of filling and operating the rings with a 120 bunch pattern, corresponding to 110 bunches after allowing for the abort gap. Beam measurements during the 2002 run confirmed the possibility, although at the expense of severe transverse emittance growth and thus not on an operational basis. An improvement program was initiated with the goal of reducing the kicker rise time from 110 to {approx}95 ns and of minimizing pulse timing jitter and drift. The major components of the injection system are 4 kicker magnets and Blmlein pulsers using thyratron switches. The kicker terminating resistor and operating voltage was increased to reduce the rise time. Timing has been stabilized by using commercial trigger units and extremely stable dc supplies for the thyratron reservoir. A fiber optical connection between control room and the thyratron trigger unit has been provided, thereby allowing the operator to adjust timing individually for each kicker unit. The changes were successfully implemented for use in the RHIC operation.

HAHN,H.FISCHER,W.SEMERTZIDIS,Y.K.WARBURTON,D.S.

2003-05-12T23:59:59.000Z

349

Turning wastes into high grade ecoproducts  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The nature of precursors has a strong influence on the structure and properties of the activated carbons (AC). At the same time, their adsorption capacity is determined by the condition of manufacturing during the thermal processes. This study was undertaken ... Keywords: adsorption, depollution, microporosity, renewable ecoproducts, wastes re-use

Georgeta Predeanu

2007-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

350

Creep Characteristics of a Grade 91 Steel  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Alloy Optimization for Metallic Inert Matrix Nuclear Fuels ... The Development of Crystalline Ceramic Wasteforms for an Advanced Nuclear Fuel Cycle · Toward a  ...

351

Thermodynamics on Boron Rejection during Metallurgical Grade ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Symposium, Solar Cell Silicon ... On the Segregation of Impurities in Solar Silicon ... Silicon PV Wafers: Correlation of Mechanical Properties and Crack ...

352

Grade 22 Low Alloy Steel Handbook  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The design conditions of different fossil power boilers vary, and many different alloys can be used in various product forms within a broad power generating system. Though these materials are covered by applicable specifications and standards, utility engineers frequently need access to basic metallurgical information to aid decision making for specific projects. This guide, part of an ongoing series of metallurgical handbooks developed under the EPRI Fossil Materials and Repair program (Program 87), foc...

2005-10-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Microsoft Word - Title page grade1.docx  

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schoolsks2bitesizemathsshapespaceindex.sht ml>. LESSON 1.2: WINGS & WEBS: Fowler, Allan. It's a good thing there are insects. Chicago: Childrens Press, 1990. Print...

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2004 Solutions Fermat Contest (Grade 11)  

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- - = - - = - - = - - = . Answer: (E) 8. From the graph, Jane arrives with 10 L of gas in her gas tank, and leaves with 50 L of gas 2004 Fermat Contest Solutions 1. Calculating, 10 10 11 10 10 110 100 12 ( )- = - = Answer: (D) 2. 4 4 4, having paid $36.60. So she buys 40 L of gas for $36.60, so the cost per litre is $ . $ . 36 60 40 0 915

Le Roy, Robert J.

355

Sub-grade Corrosion Management Guide  

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Managing subgrade corrosion in steel transmission structures is an ongoing concern of the electric power industry. The inspection, assessment, and maintenance of existing facilities have become increasingly important topics: since transmission construction peaked in the early 70s, many structures are now approaching 40 years of service. This guide to the management of subgrade corrosion reviews the electrochemical mechanisms of corrosion and the properties of steels used in transmission structures and pr...

2010-12-23T23:59:59.000Z

356

Key Physical Properties of Smelter Grade Alumina  

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... Metals Volume. Keywords, Advanced Materials, ... A Numerical Approach for the Design of Anode Beam Mechanical Systems ... Anode Effect Phenomena during Conventional AEs, Low Voltage Propagating AEs & Non-propagating AEs ... Dubal Cell Voltage Drop Initiatives towards Low Energy High Amperage Cells.

357

Propane (Consumer Grade) Prices - Commercial/Institutional  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

14 2.150 1.698 1.873 - - 1994-2012 East Coast (PADD 1) 1.831 2.186 1.731 2.006 - - 1994-2012 New England (PADD 1A) 1.795 2.095 1.689 1.952 - - 1994-2012 Central Atlantic (PADD 1B)...

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Propane (Consumer Grade) Prices - Commercial/Institutional  

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-No Data Reported; --= Not Applicable; NA = Not Available; W = Withheld to avoid disclosure of individual company data. Notes: Values shown for the ...

359

Functionally Graded Materials (FGMs) by Laser Deposition  

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Abstract Scope, Laser metal deposition is a layered manufacturing process which ... using a computer simulated model and relate a few metallurgical systems as ... of Square Plate and Poisson's Ratio Measurement at Cryogenic Temperatures.

360

Functionally Graded Piezomagnetic and Piezoelectric Bilayers for ...  

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Optical Properties of Bifeo3: Polar Oxides for Fundamental Science and Solar Energy Applications · Piezoelectric Fiber Fabrication for Magnetoelectric Sensors

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Graded coatings for metallic implant alloys  

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firing time and temperature on 6P57 coatings on Ti6Al4V and 6P50 on Co-firing time and temperature on the adhesion of coatings manufactured with glass 6P57 on Ti6Al4V and glass 6P50 on Co-

Saiz, Eduardo; Tomsia, Antoni P.; Fujino, Shigeru; Gomez-Vega, Jose M.

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

362

Diplomarbeit zur Erlangung des akademischen Grades  

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Allgemeine Angaben 3 2 Zusammenfassung 5 3 Einführung 6 4 Arbeits- und Ergebnisbericht 7 4.1 Ausgangsfragen Blattleitfähigkeiten und Transpirationsraten vorgesehen. #12;- 7 - 4 Arbeits- und Ergebnisbericht 4.1 Ausgangsfragen- chungsjahren wissenschaftliche Hilfskräfte zum Einsatz. #12;- 12 - Für die Blattstiele wurde ein abgewandelter

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Dielectric and ferroelectric response of compositionally graded bilayer and trilayer composites of BaTiO{sub 3} and 0.975BaTiO{sub 3}-0.025Ba(Cu{sub 1/3}Nb{sub 2/3})O{sub 3}  

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In this paper, we report the dielectric and ferroelectric response of compositionally graded bilayer and trilayer composites consisting of BaTiO{sub 3} (BT) and 0.975BaTiO{sub 3}-0.025Ba(Cu{sub 1/3}Nb{sub 2/3})O{sub 3} (BTBCN). Two types of graded bilayer samples were synthesized, one with same thickness of BT and BTBCN while other with different layer thicknesses. The graded trilayer sample consisted of BT layer sandwiched between two BTBCN layers of equal thickness. Scanning electron microscopy and transmission electron microscopy images showed a sharp interface with needle-shape domains across the interface. The domain size on BT side was found to be larger than that on BTBCN side. The temperature dependence of dielectric response for all composite systems was found to exhibit shifting in characteristic Curie peak compared to constituent material which was associated to coupling between layers. Moreover, the differences in grain size, tetragonality, domain mobility of each layer was found to perturb the electrical response of composite. The polarization mismatch between uncoupled BT and BTBCN established internal electric field in composite specimen and defined new polarization states in each layer by perturbing free energy functional of the composite specimen. Dynamic hysteresis behaviors and power-law scaling relations of all specimens were determined from polarization-electric field hysteresis loop measurements as a function of frequency. All systems were found to exhibit similar dynamic scaling relationships. Hysteresis area , P{sub r}, and E{sub C} decreased with increasing frequency due to delayed response but increased with increasing applied electric field due to enhancement of driving force. Trilayer system was found to exhibit strong internal-bias field and double hysteresis behavior. The coupling effect resulting due to polarization mismatch between layers had substantial influence on the dynamic hysteresis behavior and power-law scaling relations.

Maurya, Deepam; Priya, Shashank [CEHMS, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Virginia Tech, Virginia 24061 (United States); Wongdamnern, Natthapong [Department of Physics and Materials Science, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai 50200 (Thailand); Yimnirun, Rattikorn [School of Physics, Institute of Science, Suranaree University of Technology, Nakhon Ratchasima 30000 (Thailand)

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Gretkhen Geshtaltn Bay Khayim Grade Un Sol Belov / Laundry Characters By Chaim Grade and Saul Bellow  

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Fisher:, Bernard

1978-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

365

Development of a Next-Generation Environmental Chamber Facility for Chemical Mechanism and VOC Reactivity Research  

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ethylene, propylene, n-butane and trans-2-butene wereas ethylene, propylene, n-butane and trans-2-butene and 30 mpropane, propylene, n-butane, n-hexane, toluene, n-octane

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

366

Investigation of the Atmospheric Ozone Impacts of Methyl Iodide  

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ethylene, propylene, n-butane and trans-2-butene werepropane, propylene, n-butane, n-hexane, toluene, n-octaneas ethylene, propylene, n-butane and trans-2-butene and 30 m

Carter, W P L

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Dynamics of Propane in Silica Mesopores Formed upon Propylene Hydrogenation over Pt Nanoparticles by Time-Resolved FT-IR Spectroscopy  

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state distribution of propane between gas and mesopore phaseWavenumber (cm ) B Gas Phase Propane 2968 cm k 1 = 3.1 ± 0.4slices showing the gas phase propane component at 216, 648,

Waslylenko, Walter; Frei, Heinz

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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OMB No. 1905-0165 Expiration Date: 1/31/2013 Version No.:2010 ...  

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Natural Gas Plant Liquids (NGPL) and Liquefied Refinery Gases (LRG)* 242 Propane/Propylene 246 Propylene (nonfuel use) 624 Fuel Ethanol 141 Finished ...

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Advanced Nanostructured Molecular Sieves for Energy Efficient Industrial Separations  

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Due to the very small relative volatility difference between propane and propylene, current propane/propylene separation by distillation requires very tall distillation towers (150-250 theoretical plates) and large reflux ratios (up to 15), which is considered to be the most energy consuming large-scale separation process. Adsorptive separation processes are widely considered to be more energy-efficient alternatives to distillation. However, slow diffusion kinetics/mass transport rate through the adsorbent bed often limits the performance of such processes, so further improvements are possible if intra-particle mass transfer rates can be improved. Rive Technology, Inc. is developing and commercializing its proprietary mesoporous zeolite technology for catalysis and separation. With well-controlled intracrystalline mesoporosity, diffusion kinetics through such mesoporous zeolite based catalysts is much improved relative to conventional zeolites, leading to significantly better product selectivity. This 'proof-of-principle' project (DE-EE0003470) is intended to demonstrate that Rive mesoporous zeolite technology can be extended and applied in adsorptive propane/propylene separation and lead to significant energy saving compared to the current distillation process. In this project, the mesoporous zeolite Y synthesis technology was successfully extended to X and A zeolites that are more relevant to adsorbent applications. Mesoporosity was introduced to zeolite X and A for the first time while maintaining adequate adsorption capacity. Zeolite adsorbents were tested for liquid phase separation performance using a pulse flow test unit and the test results show that the separation selectivity of the mesoporous zeolite adsorbent is much closer to optimal for a Simulated Moving Bed (SMB) separation process and the enhanced mesoporosity lead to >100% increase of overall mass transport rate for propane and propylene. These improvements will significantly improve the performance of an adsorptive separation unit for propane/propylene separation compared with traditional zeolite adsorbents. The enhanced transport will allow for more efficient utilization of a given adsorbent inventory by reducing process cycle time, allowing a faster production rate with a fixed amount of adsorbent or smaller adsorbent inventory at a fixed production rate. Smaller adsorbent inventory would also lead to significant savings in the capital cost due to smaller footprint of the equipment. Energy consumption calculation, based on the pulse test results for rived NaX zeolite adsorbent, of a hypothetical moderate-scale SMB propane/propylene separation plant that processes 6000 BPSD refinery grade propylene (70% propylene) will consume about 60-80% less energy (both re-boiler and condenser duties) compared to a C3 splitter that process the same amount of feed. This energy saving also translates to a reduction of 30,000-35,000 tons of CO2 emission per year at this moderate processing rate. The enhancement of mass transport achievable by introduction of controlled mesoporosity to the zeolite also opens the door for the technology to be applied to several other adsorption separation processes such as the separation of xylene isomers by SMB, small- and large scale production of O2/N2 from air by pressure swing adsorption, the separation of CO2 from natural gas at natural gas wellheads, and the purification of ultra-high purity H2 from the off gas produced by steam-methane-reforming.

Kunhao Li, Michael Beaver

2012-01-18T23:59:59.000Z

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Establishment of the feasibility of a process capable of low cost, high volume production of silane (Phase I), and the pyrolysis of silane to semiconductor-grade silicon (Phase II). Low Cost Silicon Solar Array Project, Task I. Quarterly progress report, April--June 1977  

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The purpose of this program is to establish the practicality of a process for the high volume, low cost production of silane and its subsequent pyrolysis into a semi-conductive grade silicon metal. A small process develop unit for producing silane from dichlorosilane (DCS) using a tertiary amine functional ion exchange resin as a catalyst for a redistribution reaction has been operated successfully on what is now a routine basis. High quality silane has been produced in good yield and limiting equipment size has been identified. The silane gas product is essentially free of foreign compounds (to 5 ppM detection limit) and produces a silicon epitaxial film with a resistivity of 20 ohm cm and very strong ''N'' type character. Epi film quality was very good. The overall yield of silane was 92% of theory. The production rate, limited by the 2.66 cm diameter distillation column, was 112 g/hr. Design of a silicon tetrachloride (STC) hydrogenation reactor used to convert co-product STC to trichlorosilane has been completed and fabrication and installation are underway, as is a modification of the silane unit to permit use of trichlorosilane as feed, producing STC and silane. The production of silicon by the pyrolysis of silane is currently being accomplished in a free space reactor. The free space reactor product is a very fine powder which is then consolidated by melting. The melt is cast into rods. Analysis of the product from earlier experiments indicated that metal or graphite liners in the reaction chamber region resulted in product contamination. A quartz liner is currently being evaluated in the reaction chamber. Other identified contamination sources are air borne particles and contamination during melting and/or casting.

Breneman, W.C.; Farrier, E.G.; Mui, J.Y.P.; Rexer, J.

1977-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Table 34. Reformulated Motor Gasoline Prices by Grade, Sales Type,  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

2.2 2.2 71.6 66.6 60.0 56.1 63.1 81.2 80.6 71.7 64.6 - 69.7 February ............................. 72.7 72.2 67.3 60.3 56.4 63.3 81.5 80.9 72.7 64.8 - 70.4 March .................................. 77.0 76.6 71.7 66.0 64.7 68.7 85.9 85.3 77.7 70.0 - 75.5 April .................................... 87.8 87.6 82.8 76.2 76.2 79.5 96.1 95.6 88.4 80.5 - 86.2 May ..................................... 94.1 93.7 89.0 76.6 74.5 82.0 103.1 102.3 93.9 80.5 - 90.1 June .................................... 91.6 91.0 86.1 70.6 67.0 77.6 100.7 99.7 91.6 74.8 - 86.7 July ..................................... 87.8 87.6 83.0 70.8 68.0 76.3 96.9 96.3 88.3 74.9 - 84.3 August ................................ 84.0 83.8 78.3 68.9 65.0 72.8 93.1 92.5 83.5 73.3 W 80.6 September .......................... 82.1 82.0 76.0 69.6 66.1 72.2 91.0 90.6 81.2 73.7 W

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Table 32. Conventional Motor Gasoline Prices by Grade, Sales Type,  

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7.2 7.2 66.8 59.8 52.5 48.2 53.6 75.7 75.1 65.4 57.1 W 60.9 February ............................. 67.0 66.6 60.6 53.5 49.6 54.8 75.4 74.9 66.1 58.1 NA 61.8 March .................................. 67.9 67.6 61.1 54.5 50.4 55.7 75.8 75.3 66.5 58.3 NA 62.2 April .................................... 73.1 72.8 66.9 62.3 56.4 62.6 80.8 80.4 72.4 66.7 W 69.3 May ..................................... 79.0 78.6 72.1 67.7 62.0 68.0 87.2 86.6 77.4 72.5 NA 74.8 June .................................... 79.2 78.6 70.3 62.4 58.5 63.9 87.6 86.8 75.9 66.8 NA 71.0 July ..................................... 75.6 75.0 66.0 56.4 52.9 58.5 83.8 83.0 71.4 60.2 NA 65.5 August ................................ 73.0 72.6 64.8 57.0 51.8 58.3 81.0 80.5 69.8 60.8 NA 64.9 September .......................... 72.0 71.8 64.8 57.7 52.3 58.7 79.8 79.5 69.6

373

Low Grade Waste Heat Driven Desalination and SO2 Scrubbing  

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About 15% of the electricity required to produce aluminum is lost as waste heat ... An Overview of Energy Consumption and Waste Generation in the Recovery of ...

374

Effective pyroelectric response of compositionally graded ferroelectric materials  

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in the strength of the depoling field . Thus, variations in this pa- rameter allow the modeling of the role

Alpay, S. Pamir

375

CONSTRUCTION-GRADE CEMENT PRODUCTION FROM CONTAMINATED SEDIMENTS USING  

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, sludges, chemical wastes, petroleum refinery wastes, and incinerator residues. Organic and inorganic anthropogenic sources including polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs soils, sludges, soils and debris from DOD and DOE sites, chemical waste, petroleum refinery waste

Brookhaven National Laboratory

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Table 35. Refiner Motor Gasoline Prices by Grade, Sales Type...  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

W W 53.8 W W 62.5 W W 64.6 W W 56.9 July ... W W 51.0 W W 61.2 W W 63.1 W W 54.4 August ... W W 49.3 W W 57.4...

377

Development of Functionally Graded Transition Joints to Replace ...  

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Explosive Bonding of 316L to C18150 CuCrZr Alloy for ITER Applications · Failure Mechanisms of Dissimilar Metal Welds During High Temperature Service.

378

Evaluation of Ex-Service Grade 91 Material  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report describes the investigation of a section of hot reheat pipe from the We Energies Oak Creek power plant expansion project. The pipe section contained cracklike indications and what appeared to be the remnants of a welded-on alignment lug.

2009-08-20T23:59:59.000Z

379

Propane (Consumer Grade) Prices - Sales to End Users  

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

Sales Type: Sales to End Users, Average Residential Commercial/Institutional Industrial Through Retail Outlets Petro-Chemical Other End Users Sales for Resale Period: Monthly Annual Sales Type: Sales to End Users, Average Residential Commercial/Institutional Industrial Through Retail Outlets Petro-Chemical Other End Users Sales for Resale Period: Monthly Annual Download Series History Download Series History Definitions, Sources & Notes Definitions, Sources & Notes Show Data By: Sales Type Area Apr-13 May-13 Jun-13 Jul-13 Aug-13 Sep-13 View History U.S. - - - - - - 1993-2013 East Coast (PADD 1) - - - - - - 1993-2013 New England (PADD 1A) - - - - - - 1993-2013 Central Atlantic (PADD 1B) - - - - - - 1993-2013 Lower Atlantic (PADD 1C) - - - - - - 1993-2013 Midwest (PADD 2) - - - - - - 1993-2013 Gulf Coast (PADD 3) - - - - - - 1993-2013 Rocky Mountain (PADD 4)

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Table 34. Reformulated Motor Gasoline Prices by Grade, Sales Type,  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

84.5 84.5 84.3 77.3 74.4 72.2 75.5 93.4 93.0 82.9 78.3 W 81.7 February ............................. 84.3 84.0 77.5 71.6 71.6 74.6 93.3 92.9 83.1 75.4 81.2 81.0 March .................................. 82.7 82.5 77.8 70.5 71.8 74.1 91.7 91.3 83.3 74.2 W 80.7 April .................................... 82.8 82.6 79.3 68.6 68.2 73.7 91.9 91.5 84.4 72.5 W 80.9 May ..................................... 82.3 81.6 77.5 68.2 63.8 71.9 91.5 90.8 83.2 72.3 W 79.9 June .................................... 80.3 79.4 75.0 63.9 58.9 68.5 89.9 89.0 80.9 68.7 W 77.2 July ..................................... 78.8 78.0 73.0 64.8 59.0 67.9 88.3 87.5 79.0 69.2 W 75.8 August ................................ 85.0 84.5 80.6 74.0 70.7 76.5 94.5 93.9 86.5 78.3 W 83.9 September .......................... 88.1 87.2 83.6 71.9 71.2 77.2 97.6 96.7 89.4 75.8 W

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Table 34. Reformulated Motor Gasoline Prices by Grade, Sales Type,  

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73.0 73.0 72.5 68.2 57.5 55.3 62.2 82.0 81.4 74.0 61.5 W 70.2 February ............................. 67.2 66.8 62.0 54.9 53.1 57.9 76.8 76.4 67.7 58.9 W 65.0 March .................................. 62.7 62.4 57.3 52.2 49.7 54.3 72.2 71.9 63.2 56.0 W 61.0 April .................................... 65.2 65.0 59.8 55.6 53.9 57.3 74.1 73.9 65.6 59.7 W 63.8 May ..................................... 69.7 69.3 65.1 58.0 53.8 60.7 78.8 78.4 70.9 62.1 W 68.2 June .................................... 68.6 68.0 63.7 54.5 48.4 57.8 77.8 77.3 69.8 58.9 W 66.3 July ..................................... 66.9 66.4 61.6 51.8 47.6 55.5 76.6 76.1 68.0 56.2 W 64.1 August ................................ 65.0 64.4 59.4 48.1 45.2 52.8 75.1 74.5 65.7 52.4 W 61.4 September .......................... 63.4 63.0 58.4 49.1 46.1 52.8 73.4 73.0 64.6 53.1 W

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Table 33. Oxygenated Motor Gasoline Prices by Grade, Sales Type,  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

91.0 91.0 91.0 80.1 77.2 - 78.5 100.2 100.0 84.9 80.2 - 82.6 February ............................. 93.1 92.9 83.8 77.7 - 80.4 101.1 100.8 88.1 80.2 - 84.1 March .................................. 91.7 91.5 85.2 75.1 - 79.8 96.8 96.8 90.1 NA - 84.4 April .................................... 88.3 88.1 79.3 69.6 - NA 94.0 93.9 83.7 70.7 - NA May ..................................... 89.4 89.3 81.7 75.8 - 78.1 95.8 95.7 88.0 76.9 - 81.6 June .................................... 88.5 88.4 79.4 71.7 - 74.6 95.5 95.5 84.5 72.9 - 77.2 July ..................................... 86.2 86.1 75.4 71.2 - 72.8 93.0 93.0 81.2 72.8 - 75.9 August ................................ 89.3 89.2 79.6 77.7 - 78.4 96.6 96.5 85.0 79.2 - 81.3 September .......................... 91.3 91.0 84.4 74.8 - 78.3 97.9 97.7 88.2 77.7 - 81.5 October

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Table 34. Reformulated Motor Gasoline Prices by Grade, Sales Type,  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

59.5 59.5 58.9 54.4 42.1 37.1 46.8 70.2 69.7 61.7 46.4 - 56.9 February ............................. 57.3 56.7 52.7 40.6 39.2 45.9 68.2 67.7 60.2 44.8 W 55.3 March .................................. 64.5 64.4 60.1 52.3 48.6 55.3 74.2 73.8 67.6 55.6 W 63.8 April .................................... 82.3 81.6 79.9 62.3 57.2 69.6 92.4 91.6 84.9 65.4 W 78.7 May ..................................... 79.8 78.9 76.3 59.2 54.0 66.0 90.6 89.9 82.9 63.9 W 76.6 June .................................... 74.7 74.6 71.0 61.1 58.0 64.9 85.2 84.8 77.6 64.9 W 73.4 July ..................................... 79.4 79.3 75.9 69.7 66.3 71.9 89.3 88.9 81.9 72.6 NA 78.7 August ................................ 86.5 86.0 82.9 73.3 73.5 77.7 96.4 95.7 88.9 76.6 W 84.8 September .......................... 86.9 86.3 82.0 73.5 70.5 76.9 96.3 95.6 88.7 77.5 W

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Refiner Prices of Gasoline, All Grades - Through Retail Outlets  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 View 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 View History U.S. 2.349 2.778 1.892 2.306 3.058 3.168 1978-2012 East Coast (PADD 1) 2.303 2.788 1.871 2.291 3.054 3.172 1983-2012 New England (PADD 1A) 2.333 2.805 1.934 2.346 3.109 W 1983-2012 Connecticut W W W 2.340 W W 1983-2012 Maine W W W W W W 1983-2012 Massachusetts 2.335 2.809 1.935 2.350 3.120 W 1983-2012 New Hampshire 2.342 2.845 1.948 2.373 3.060 W 1983-2012 Rhode Island 2.297 2.703 1.890 2.292 W W 1983-2012 Vermont - - - - - - 1983-2012 Central Atlantic (PADD 1B) 2.320 2.820 1.906 2.328 3.094 3.204 1983-2012 Delaware 2.282 2.730 W W W W 1983-2012 District of Columbia - - - - - - 1983-2012 Maryland - - - - - - 1983-2012 New Jersey 2.348 2.852 W 2.368 3.159 W 1983-2012

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Table 32. Conventional Motor Gasoline Prices by Grade, Sales Type,  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

83.6 83.6 83.3 77.1 71.3 66.2 71.8 91.6 91.1 82.2 75.5 - 78.4 February ............................. 82.1 81.8 74.8 68.6 64.3 69.3 90.3 89.8 80.0 72.5 - 75.7 March .................................. 79.9 79.7 72.6 66.3 62.6 67.2 88.1 87.8 78.3 70.3 W 73.5 April .................................... 79.0 78.8 72.4 65.2 60.7 66.3 87.3 87.0 77.8 69.3 - 72.7 May ..................................... 79.6 79.5 73.0 67.5 61.8 67.9 87.5 87.2 78.4 70.7 - 73.8 June .................................... 78.9 78.7 70.9 63.9 59.0 65.0 86.8 86.5 76.6 67.2 - 71.0 July ..................................... 77.3 77.2 69.7 63.8 57.6 64.3 85.4 85.1 75.7 67.3 - 70.6 August ................................ 82.1 81.9 75.4 71.0 63.7 70.9 89.9 89.6 81.0 74.8 - 77.3 September .......................... 80.9 80.7 73.3 66.3 60.8 67.1 89.1 88.6 79.2 69.9 -

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Table 33. Oxygenated Motor Gasoline Prices by Grade, Sales Type,  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

6 6 68.7 60.7 56.0 64.5 85.1 84.6 73.7 64.3 - 70.0 February ............................. 76.3 76.1 67.3 62.9 55.2 65.1 84.6 83.9 70.0 65.5 - 68.2 March .................................. 78.1 77.9 72.0 65.0 W 68.5 84.1 83.8 75.1 66.1 - 70.1 April .................................... 82.6 82.5 76.1 67.9 - 71.4 89.7 89.6 80.0 69.7 - 73.8 May ..................................... 87.9 87.9 79.9 71.8 - 75.1 94.3 94.2 84.6 73.5 - 77.7 June .................................... 90.2 90.2 80.0 66.5 - 72.0 96.4 96.3 84.0 68.7 - 75.0 July ..................................... 86.3 86.4 77.3 62.6 - 68.5 92.5 92.5 78.3 63.9 - 69.6 August ................................ 82.8 82.8 76.3 63.7 - 68.7 87.9 87.8 77.6 65.3 - 69.8 September .......................... 82.4 81.9 73.9 66.4 NA 69.4 NA NA 75.7 68.9 - 72.4 October ...............................

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Table 33. Oxygenated Motor Gasoline Prices by Grade, Sales Type,  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

7 7 69.7 61.6 W 65.5 84.2 83.9 75.4 65.0 - 71.8 February ............................. 78.1 77.6 71.3 64.5 - 68.0 85.6 85.1 77.4 67.6 - 73.8 March .................................. 83.3 83.0 79.0 72.2 W 75.7 89.7 89.4 85.1 74.4 - 81.1 April .................................... 92.1 91.9 86.0 76.1 - 79.5 100.6 100.1 93.3 77.6 - 84.9 May ..................................... 96.8 96.4 92.4 76.5 - 81.5 105.4 104.6 99.0 77.5 - 86.2 June .................................... 95.6 95.3 NA 76.7 - 81.6 103.7 103.2 98.0 77.5 - 85.8 July ..................................... 93.8 93.5 NA 75.3 - 80.2 101.5 101.1 96.1 76.2 - 84.7 August ................................ 95.2 95.0 NA 78.5 - 82.7 102.2 102.0 NA 80.0 - 86.7 September .......................... 97.1 96.7 88.1 79.7 - 82.9 104.7 104.4 93.7 82.0 - 87.4 October

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Table 32. Conventional Motor Gasoline Prices by Grade, Sales Type,  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

51.0 51.0 50.8 45.0 38.1 33.0 39.1 59.9 59.7 51.9 42.3 - 46.1 February ............................. 49.4 49.3 43.4 36.3 32.8 37.6 58.6 58.4 50.4 40.4 - 44.3 March .................................. 57.2 57.1 52.4 46.9 39.7 47.1 65.7 65.5 58.6 50.5 - 53.7 April .................................... 68.1 68.0 64.2 56.7 47.2 56.2 76.5 76.2 69.8 60.5 - 63.9 May ..................................... 68.9 68.8 63.6 56.3 48.2 56.1 77.4 77.0 69.4 60.0 - 63.4 June .................................... 68.2 68.2 63.7 56.3 48.6 56.7 76.5 76.3 69.1 59.8 - 63.2 July ..................................... 73.6 73.6 69.8 63.6 55.3 63.8 81.8 81.6 75.0 67.2 - 70.0 August ................................ 78.7 78.7 74.6 68.4 62.5 69.0 87.5 87.2 79.9 72.0 - 74.9 September .......................... 82.1 81.9 77.5 71.5 64.7 71.9 90.9 90.5 83.1 75.3 -

389

Table 32. Conventional Motor Gasoline Prices by Grade, Sales Type,  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

9.0 9.0 68.8 61.7 55.1 51.1 56.0 77.1 76.6 66.9 59.4 - 62.6 February ............................. 69.6 69.4 63.4 56.3 52.0 57.4 77.6 77.2 68.9 60.4 - 64.3 March .................................. 75.3 75.1 69.2 63.6 57.7 64.3 83.2 82.8 74.6 67.5 W 70.8 April .................................... 83.2 83.0 77.3 71.5 64.3 71.6 91.1 90.7 82.5 75.8 - 78.9 May ..................................... 86.2 85.9 79.2 71.7 65.6 72.6 94.1 93.6 84.2 75.8 - 79.5 June .................................... 83.7 83.4 75.2 66.6 59.9 67.4 91.6 90.9 80.2 69.5 - 74.2 July ..................................... 81.8 81.5 74.0 66.6 60.0 67.3 89.6 89.1 79.2 70.2 - 74.2 August ................................ 80.3 80.2 73.1 66.2 60.0 66.9 88.0 87.6 78.4 69.8 W 73.5 September .......................... 80.6 80.5 73.7 67.2 60.4 67.8 88.3 87.9 78.8 70.9 -

390

Table 32. Conventional Motor Gasoline Prices by Grade, Sales Type,  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

66.1 66.1 65.8 58.4 51.1 49.2 52.4 74.6 74.2 64.6 55.6 - 59.1 February ............................. 63.3 63.2 56.3 50.1 47.4 51.0 72.0 71.6 62.1 54.1 - 57.3 March .................................. 61.3 61.2 54.2 47.9 45.4 48.9 69.9 69.5 60.0 51.9 - 55.0 April .................................... 62.6 62.5 56.3 51.1 47.1 51.5 71.0 70.7 61.8 55.1 - 57.7 May ..................................... 65.3 65.2 58.8 53.8 48.4 53.9 73.5 73.1 64.3 57.6 - 60.3 June .................................... 64.6 64.4 57.4 51.2 46.2 51.7 73.2 72.6 63.2 54.9 W 58.2 July ..................................... 63.4 63.2 56.0 49.8 45.1 50.5 72.2 71.7 62.2 53.4 - 56.9 August ................................ 60.5 60.3 52.9 45.0 41.0 46.3 69.6 69.2 59.2 48.8 - 53.0 September .......................... 59.2 59.1 52.8 45.8 40.8 46.7 68.2 67.9 58.8 49.7 -

391

Solar-grade silicon by directional solidification in carbon crucibles  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Directional solidification of silicon in carbon crucibles was achieved by using two variations of the Bridgman-Stockbarger method. One was a static technique wherein liquid silicon in a carbon crucible was positioned in a tamperature gradient of about ...

T. F. Ciszek; G. H. Schwuttke; K. H. Yang

1979-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

392

Energy education resources: Kindergarten through 12th grade  

SciTech Connect

This publication is the result of a study undertaken by the National Energy Information Center (NEIC), a service of the Energy Information Administration (EIA), to provide its customers with a list of generally available free or low-cost energy-related education materials for primary and secondary students and educators. The list is updated once a year.

Altman, P. [comp.

1992-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

393

Graded core/shell semiconductor nanorods and nanorod barcodes ...  

Electricity Transmission; Energy Analysis; Energy Storage; Geothermal; Hydrogen and Fuel Cell; Hydropower, Wave and Tidal; Industrial Technologies; ...

394

Stress Corrosion Cracking Observation in API G-105 Grade Drill ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

About this Abstract. Meeting, Materials Science & Technology 2011. Symposium, Environmentally Assisted Cracking of Materials. Presentation Title, Stress ...

395

Coal Fly Ash as Alternative Source of Smelter Grade Alumina  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

About this Abstract. Meeting, COM 2011. Symposium, COM 2011 (held with the World Gold Conference), POSTER SESSION. Presentation Title, Coal Fly Ash as

396

Universit Joseph Fourier pour obtenir le grade de  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

MARTIN , Examinateur M. Robert PERIOT , Invité tel-00459803,version1-25Feb2010 #12;1 tel-00459803,version1-25Feb2010 #12;2 Remerciements Le travail présenté dans ce mémoire fait partie du projet TECMOTE remercier mon épouse, Andreea pour son soutien et ses encouragements. Carpe diem ! tel-00459803,version1-25

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

397

Functionally Graded Material: Carbon Gradient on IF Steel  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... Forming Austenitic Stainless Steels for Structural Materials of Nuclear Power ... AND RESIDUAL STRESS FIELDS AND CRITICAL AND ALLOWABLE FLAW ...

398

Commercial Grade Item (CGI) Dedication for Leak Detection Relays  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This Test Plan provides a test method to dedicate the leak detection relays used on the new Pumping and Instrumentation Control (PIC) skids. The new skids are fabricated on-site. The leak detection system is a safety class system per the Authorization Basis.

KOCH, M.R.

1999-10-26T23:59:59.000Z

399

Commercial Grade Item (CGI) Dedication for Leak Detection Relays  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This Test Plan provides a test method to dedicate the leak detection relays used on the new Pumping Instrumentation and Control (PIC) skids. The new skids are fabricated on-site. The leak detection system is a safety class system per the Authorization Basis.

JOHNS, B.R.; KOCH, M.R.

2000-01-28T23:59:59.000Z

400

Commercial Grade Item (CGI) Dedication for Leak Detection Relays  

SciTech Connect

This Test Plan provides a test method to dedicate the leak detection relays used on the new Pumping and Instrumentation Control (PIC) skids. The new skids are fabricated on-site. The leak detection system is a safety class system per the Authorization Basis.

KOCH, M.R.; JOHNS, B.R.

1999-12-21T23:59:59.000Z

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401

Commercial Grade Item (CGI) Dedication for Leak Detection Relays  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This Test Plan provides a test method to dedicate the leak detection relays used on the new Pumping Instrumentation and Control (PIC) skids. The new skids are fabricated on-site. The leak detection system is a safety class system per the Authorization Basis.

KOCH, M.R.

2000-02-28T23:59:59.000Z

402

Commercial Grade Item (CGI) Dedication for Leak Detection Relays  

SciTech Connect

This Test Plan provides a test method to dedicate the leak detection relays used on the new Pumping and Instrumentation Control (PIC) skids. The new skids are fabricated on-site. The leak detection system is a safety class system per the Authorization Basis.

KOCH, M.R.

1999-08-11T23:59:59.000Z

403

UNIVERSITE PARIS-SUD XI Pour obtenir le grade de  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

-SUD Présentée par Kanglin WAN Study on Genetic diversity and resistance to anti-TB drugs of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in China Soutenue le 8 Octobre 2007 devant la commission d'examen : Mr Dirk van Soolingen of the European Community through the SSA grant "Tuberculosis China" N° 012166. Thank every one very much again

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

404

Table des matires Pour obtenir le grade de  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

.sciencedirect.com RAPID COMMUNICATION Silicon-conductive nanopaper for Li-ion batteries Liangbing Hua,1 , Nian Liub,1 July 2012; received in revised form 14 August 2012; accepted 15 August 2012 KEYWORDS Li-ion battery-conductive nanopaper structure performs well as Li-ion battery anodes. A stable capacity of 1200 mA h/g for 100 cycles

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

405

Use Low-Grade Waste Steam to Power Absorption Chillers  

SciTech Connect

This revised ITP tip sheet on waste steam to power absorption chillers provides how-to advice for improving the system using low-cost, proven practices and technologies.

Not Available

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

406

Hydro-chemical Process for Alumina Production from Low Grade ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The process is a hydro-chemical treatment for the residue after the typical Bayer ... LNG Power Plant:Trihydrate (150°C Dgs.) & Monohydrate (250°C Dgs.)*.

407

NETL: NETL Announces 2007 Triple E Seminar for Teachers Grades...  

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

other volunteers improve the teaching of engineering and engineering design in local schools-primary, middle and high schools. You will learn how to conduct hands-on sessions for...

408

BEST: Bilingual environmental science training, Grades 3--4  

SciTech Connect

This booklet is one of a series of bilingual guides to environmental-science learning activities for students to do at home. Lesson objectives, materials required, procedure, vocabulary, and subjects integrated into the lesson are described in English for each lesson. A bilingual glossary, alphabetized by English entries, with Spanish equivalents and definitions in both English and Spanish, follows the lesson descriptions, and is itself followed by a bibliography of English-language references with annotations in English. This booklet includes descriptions of ten lessons that cover the following topics: the identification of primary and secondary colors in the environment; recognizing the basic food tastes; the variety of colors that can be made by crushing plant parts; the variety of animal life present in common soil; animal tracks; evidence of plant and animal life in the local environment; recycling, reducing, and composting as alternative means of garbage disposal; waste associated with packaging; paper- recycling principles; and how organic waste can be composted into usable soil. 2 figs.

NONE

1996-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

409

Producing Functionally Graded Coatings by Laser-Powder Cladding  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Netherlands Institute for Metals Research and the Foundation for Fundamental Research on Matter (FOM-Utrecht) ... E.E. Underwood, Metals Handbook, 9th ed., vol. ... Direct questions about this or any other JOM page to jom@tms.org.

410

Framework for Grading Procurement Requirements for Power Delivery Systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Determining how to apply cyber security requirements for new power delivery systems requires cyber security experts, power system engineers, and procurement organizations to work together with vendors to select, implement, and maintain cyber security controls. Improper or incomplete implementations of security controls due to a lack of adequate requirements and/or division of responsibilities between the utility and vendor can often result in costly back fit to meet requirements.This ...

2013-11-27T23:59:59.000Z

411

Analysis of High-Collapse Grade P110 Coupling Failures  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

These failures have typically occurred during fracturing operations, when the couplings are subjected to particularly high hoop stresses, and have cumulatively  ...

412

New England Propane (Consumer Grade) Prices by Sales Type  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

-No Data Reported; --= Not Applicable; NA = Not Available; W = Withheld to avoid disclosure of individual company data. Notes: Values shown for the ...

413

Table 43. Refiner Motor Gasoline Volumes by Grade, Sales Type...  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

2,109.3 - 4,980.7 April ... - 6.9 751.6 454.5 W 1,241.1 - 44.3 2,978.0 2,285.3 W 5,309.5 May ... - W 744.9 W...

414

Table 43. Refiner Motor Gasoline Volumes by Grade, Sales Type...  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

1,442.5 1,639.6 1,276.8 330.7 3,247.2 November ... 195.5 197.5 241.1 172.4 - 413.5 1,429.9 1,446.9 1,582.9 1,336.9 173.5 3,093.4 December...

415

Table 43. Refiner Motor Gasoline Volumes by Grade, Sales Type...  

Annual Energy Outlook 2012 (EIA)

W 449.6 W W 1,212.7 July ... 16.0 16.1 105.8 135.3 - 241.1 70.0 73.0 439.9 W W 1,120.6 August ... 17.5 17.8 110.8...

416

High grade uranium resources in the United States : an overview  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

A time analysis of uranium exploration, production and known reserves in the United States is employed to reveal industry trends. The

Graves, Richard E.

1974-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

417

Low Cost Upgrades to At-Grade Crossing Safety Devices  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Research has shown that the addition of channelization devices can dramatically reduce the number of violations at level rail-Research has shown that the addition of channelization devices can dramatically reduce the number of violations at level rail-

Cooper, Douglas L; Ragland, David R; Felschundneff, Grace

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

418

BEST: Bilingual environmental science training: Grades 1--2  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This booklet is one of a series of bilingual guides to environmental-science learning activities for students to do at home. Lesson objectives, materials required, procedure, vocabulary, and subjects integrated into the lesson are described in English for each lesson. A bilingual glossary, alphabetized by English entries, with Spanish equivalents and definitions in both English and Spanish, follows the lesson descriptions, and is itself followed by a bibliography of English-language references. This booklet includes descriptions of ten lessons covering surface tension in water, the life cycle of plants, the protective function of the skeletal system, functions and behavior of the circulatory system and how to measure its activities, structure and functions of the digestive system, simple food chains, how that many foods come from different plant parts, importance of a good diet, distinguishing living and non-living things, and the benefits of composting. 8 figs.

NONE

1996-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

419

RECOVERY OF URANIUM FROM LOW GRADE URANIUM BEARING ORES  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Recovery of U, Fe, and Al from Chattanooga shale is described. Ground shale (-4 to +325 mesh) is roasted to remove organic and volatile matter. The heated shale is then reacted with a chlorinating agent (CCl/sub 4/, COCl/sub 2/, Cl, and SCl) at 600 to 1000 C. The metal chloride vapor is separated from entrained solids and then contacted with a liquid alkali metal chloride which removes U. The U is reeovered by cooling and dissolving the bath followed by acidification and solvent extraction. A condensed phase of Al, Fe, and K chlorides is treated to separate Al as alumina by passing through a Fe/sub 2/O/ sub 3/ bed. The remaining FeCl/sub 3/ is oxidized by O/sub 2/ at 1000 C to form Fe/sub 2/O/sub 3/ and Cl/sub 2/. Alternatively, vapor from the U separation step may be passed to a liquid KCl bath at 500 to 650 C. The resulting mixture is oxidized to form Cl/sub 2/ and Fe/sub 2/O/sub 3/ + Al/sub 2/O/sub 3/. The Al and Fe are separated by reaction with NaOH at high temperatures and pressures. (T.R.H.)

Rhodes, H.B.; Pesold, W.F.; Hirshon, J.M.

1959-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

420

Optimizing the Sintering Process of Low-Grade Ferromanganese Ores  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Chemical Enrichment of Precious Metals in Iron Sulfides Using Microwave Energy · Chloridizing ... Co-Gasification Behavior of Metallurgical Coke with High and Low Reactivity .... Thermal Plasma Torches for Metallurgical Applications.

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421

Testing military grade magnetics (transformers, inductors and coils).  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Engineers and designers are constantly searching for test methods to qualify or 'prove-in' new designs. In the High Reliability world of military parts, design test, qualification tests, in process tests and product characteristic tests, become even more important. The use of in process and function tests has been adopted as a way of demonstrating that parts will operate correctly and survive its 'use' environments. This paper discusses various types of tests to qualify the magnetic components - the current carrying capability of coils, a next assembly 'as used' test, a corona test and inductance at temperature test. Each of these tests addresses a different potential failure on a component. The entire process from design to implementation is described.

Not Available

2009-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

422

Energy education resources - kindergarten through 12th grade  

SciTech Connect

This resource was published to provide students, educators, and other information users, a list of generally available free or low-cost energy related educational materials.

NONE

1997-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

423

Innovative Desalination Systems Using Low-grade Heat.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??Water and energy crises have forced researchers to seek alternative water and energy sources. Seawater desalination can contribute towards meeting the increasing demand for fresh… (more)

Li, Chennan

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

424

Universit di Corsica Pasquale Paoli Pour obtenir le grade de  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

'incendie. Sous la direction du professeur : Madame Nicole BALBI Soutenue publiquement le 12 décembre 2006 devant CASAMATTA, professeur, INP Toulouse Examinateurs : Mme Nicole Balbi, professeur, Université de Corse M'Université de Corse, associée au CNRS (UMR 6134), sous la direction du Professeur Nicole Balbi. Je tiens à lui

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

425

UNIVERSIT D'ORLANS POUR OBTENIR LE GRADE DE  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

'artisanat masculin par excellence Chapitre 2 Des techniques et des formes comme identité ethnique Chapitre 3 De l'Anaconda

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

426

Reduction of Weapon Grade Plutonium Inventories in a Thorium Burner  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Fusion-Fission Hybrids and Transmutation / Proceedings of the Fifteenth International Conference on Emerging Nuclear Energy Systems

Sümer Sahin; Haci Mehmet Sahin; Adem Acir

427

Retail Prices for Gasoline All Grades - Conventional Areas  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Cities : Cleveland: 3.682: 3.579: 3.480: 3.554: 3.409: 3.297: 2003-2013: Denver: 3.593: 3.601: 3.588: 3.565: 3.509: 3.456: 2000-2013: Miami: 3.811: 3.790: 3.755: 3 ...

428

Retail Prices for Gasoline All Grades - Conventional Areas  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Cities : Cleveland: 2.805: 3.217: 2.372: 2.793: 3.530: 3.632: 2003-2012: Denver: 2.815: 3.203: 2.282: 2.699 : 2000-2010: Miami: 2.927: 3.447: 2.521: 2.930: 3.696: 3 ...

429

Retail Prices for Gasoline All Grades - Conventional Areas  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Cities : Cleveland: 3.777: 3.806: 3.531: 3.567: 3.541: 3.340: 2003-2013: Denver : 2000-2001: Miami: 3.709: 3.751: 3.785: 3.789: 3.740: 3.574: 2003-2013: Seattle: 3 ...

430

Retail Prices for Gasoline All Grades - Reformulated Areas  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Cities : Boston: 2.765: 3.228: 2.361: 2.799: 3.589: 3.710: 2003-2012: Chicago: 2.981: 3.448: 2.503: 2.978 : 2000-2010: Houston: 2.658: 3.142: 2.231: 2.654 : 2000-2010 ...

431

NIST Demos Industrial-Grade Nanowire Device Fabrication  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... local Nano Depot, manufacturers will need ... is to grow nanowires like blades of grass ... used conventional semiconductor manufacturing techniques to ...

2012-06-05T23:59:59.000Z

432

Refinery Grade Butane Bulk Terminal Stocks by Type  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

-No Data Reported; --= Not Applicable; NA = Not Available; W = Withheld to avoid disclosure of individual company data. Notes: Crude oil stocks in the ...

433

U.S. Refinery Grade Butane Stocks by Type  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

-No Data Reported; --= Not Applicable; NA = Not Available; W = Withheld to avoid disclosure of individual company data. Notes: Crude oil stocks in the ...

434

Midwest (PADD 2) Refinery Grade Butane Stocks by Type  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

-No Data Reported; --= Not Applicable; NA = Not Available; W = Withheld to avoid disclosure of individual company data. Notes: Crude oil stocks in the ...

435

Review of Commercial Grade Dedication Plans for the Safety Instrumente...  

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

of Health, Safety and Security IO InputOutput LAW Low Activity Waste LED Light-Emitting Diode NA-262 NNSA Site Engineering and Project Integration Division NA-266 NNSA WSB...

436

Searching For An Electrical-Grade Geothermal Resource In Northern...  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Help Geopower The West edit Details Activities (1) Areas (1) Regions (0) Abstract: The U.S Department of Energy's "Geopowering the West" initiative seeks to double the number of...

437

Refiner Prices of Gasoline, All Grades - Sales to End Users  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

(Dollars per Gallon Excluding Taxes) Sales ... Values shown for kerosene-type jet fuel for the current month at the U.S. and PADD levels are initial ...

438

BEST: Bilingual environmental science training: Grades 5--6  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This booklet is one of a series of bilingual guides to environmental-science learning activities for students to do at home. Lesson objectives, materials required, procedure, vocabulary, and subjects integrated into the lesson are described in English. A bilingual glossary, alphabetized by English entries, with Spanish equivalents and definitions in both English and Spanish, follows the lesson descriptions, and is itself followed by a bibliography of English-language references. This booklet includes descriptions of ten lessons that cover the following topics: safe and unsafe conditions for chemical combinations; growth rates and environmental needs of plants; photosynthesis and effects of ozone-layer depletion; the circulatory system, the importance of exercise to the heart, and selected circulatory diseases; the nervous system; specific nutritional values of the different food groups; significance of including, reducing, or eliminating certain foods for a healthy diet; effects of some common chemicals on plant growth and animal life; plants` and animals` natural habitats; and dangers of non-biodegradable garbage.

NONE

1996-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

439

Functionally Graded Cathodes for Solid Oxide Fuel Cells  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The main objective of this DOE project is to demonstrate that the performance and long-term stability of the state-of-the-art LSCF cathode can be enhanced by a catalytically active coating (e.g., LSM or SSC). We have successfully developed a methodology for reliably evaluating the intrinsic surface catalytic properties of cathode materials. One of the key components of the test cell is a dense LSCF film, which will function as the current collector for the electrode material under evaluation to eliminate the effect of ionic and electronic transport. Since it is dense, the effect of geometry would be eliminated as well. From the dependence of the electrode polarization resistance on the thickness of a dense LSCF electrode and on partial pressure of oxygen, we have confirmed that the surface catalytic activity of LSCF limits the performances of LSCF-based cathodes. Further, we have demonstrated, using test cells of different configurations, that the performance of LSCF-based electrodes can be significantly enhanced by infiltration of a thin film of LSM or SSC. In addition, the stability of LSCF-based cathodes was also improved by infiltration of LSM or SSC. While the concept feasibility of the electrode architecture is demonstrated, many details are yet to be determined. For example, it is not clear how the surface morphology, composition, and thickness of the coatings change under operating conditions over time, how these changes influence the electrochemical behavior of the cathodes, and how to control the microscopic details of the coatings in order to optimize the performance. The selection of the catalytic materials as well as the detailed microstructures of the porous LSCF and the catalyst layer may critically impact the performance of the proposed cathodes. Further, other fundamental questions still remain; it is not clear why the degradation rates of LSCF cathodes are relatively high, why a LSM coating improves the stability of LSCF cathodes, which catalysts would be most effective for LSCF, and how to achieve further enhancement of the performance and stability of SOFC cathodes.

Lei Yang; Ze Liu; Shizhone Wang; Jaewung Lee; Meilin Liu

2008-04-30T23:59:59.000Z

440

Energy education resources. Kindergarten through 12th grade  

SciTech Connect

This publication is the result of a study undertaken by the National Energy Information Center (NEIC), a service of the Energy Information Administration (EIA), to provide its customers with a list of generally available free or low-cost energy-related educational materials for students and educators. The list is updated once a year.

NONE

1995-02-17T23:59:59.000Z

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441

Corrosion and Cracking of Carbon Steel in Fuel Grade Ethanol  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Environmentally Assisted Cracking of Carbon Steel in High Temperature Geothermal Well · Evaluation of the Susceptibility to Hydrogen Assisted Cracking in ...

442

Bioleaching and electrobioleaching of low grade copper sulfide ore ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... of Iran was leached using bioleaching mode and electrobioleaching mode. ... of Process Variables on Current Efficiency, Energy Consumption, and Surface ...

443

Method for producing functionally graded nanocrystalline layer on metal surface  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An improved process for the creation or formation of nanocrystalline layers on substrates' surfaces is provided. The process involves "prescuffing" the surface of a substrate such as a metal by allowing friction to occur on the surface by a load-bearing entity making rubbing contact and moving along and on the substrate's surface. The "prescuffing" action is terminated when the coefficient of friction between the surface and the noise is rising significantly. Often, the significant rise in the coefficient of friction is signaled by a change in pitch of the scuffing action sound emanating from the buffeted surface. The "prescuffing" gives rise to a harder and smoother surface which withstands better any inadequate lubrication that may take place when the "prescuffed" surface is contacted by other surfaces.

Ajayi, Oyelayo O. (Oswego, IL); Hershberger, Jeffrey G. (Berwyn, IL)

2010-03-23T23:59:59.000Z

444

U.S. Propane (Consumer Grade) Prices by Sales Type  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

Area: U.S. East Coast (PADD 1) New England (PADD 1A) Central Atlantic (PADD 1B) Lower Atlantic (PADD 1C) Midwest (PADD 2) Gulf Coast (PADD 3) Rocky Mountain (PADD 4) West Coast...

445

Propane (Consumer Grade) Prices - Sales to End Users  

Annual Energy Outlook 2012 (EIA)

88 2.245 1.777 1.976 - - 1994-2012 East Coast (PADD 1) 2.129 2.518 2.133 2.374 - - 1994-2012 New England (PADD 1A) 2.183 2.584 2.241 2.442 - - 1994-2012 Central Atlantic (PADD 1B)...

446

Table 32. Conventional Motor Gasoline Prices by Grade, Sales...  

Annual Energy Outlook 2012 (EIA)

83.6 83.3 77.1 71.3 66.2 71.8 91.6 91.1 82.2 75.5 - 78.4 February ... 82.1 81.8 74.8 68.6 64.3 69.3 90.3 89.8 80.0 72.5 - 75.7 March ......

447

Table 34. Reformulated Motor Gasoline Prices by Grade, Sales...  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

... 77.0 76.6 71.7 66.0 64.7 68.7 85.9 85.3 77.7 70.0 - 75.5 April ... 87.8 87.6 82.8 76.2 76.2 79.5 96.1 95.6...

448

Table 35. Refiner Motor Gasoline Prices by Grade, Sales Type...  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

84.5 64.5 69.5 91.7 68.6 71.5 79.7 62.9 62.8 May ... 75.0 59.3 59.3 84.7 63.9 68.7 92.3 68.3 71.2 79.0 60.8 62.1 June ......

449

Table 35. Refiner Motor Gasoline Prices by Grade, Sales Type...  

Annual Energy Outlook 2012 (EIA)

83.0 73.6 72.4 92.4 79.2 79.1 101.0 83.3 84.5 87.2 75.5 75.0 February ... 82.4 72.4 70.4 91.9 78.9 77.5 100.2 84.0 82.6 86.5 74.5 73.0 March...

450

Table 34. Reformulated Motor Gasoline Prices by Grade, Sales...  

Annual Energy Outlook 2012 (EIA)

84.5 84.3 77.3 74.4 72.2 75.5 93.4 93.0 82.9 78.3 W 81.7 February ... 84.3 84.0 77.5 71.6 71.6 74.6 93.3 92.9 83.1 75.4 81.2 81.0 March...

451

Table 34. Reformulated Motor Gasoline Prices by Grade, Sales...  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

4.6 73.9 70.5 59.6 55.7 64.4 84.2 83.3 75.7 63.9 - 72.4 February ... 73.7 73.0 69.3 59.8 57.2 64.1 82.9 82.1 74.2 64.6 - 71.6 March ......

452

Table 32. Conventional Motor Gasoline Prices by Grade, Sales...  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

7.2 66.8 59.8 52.5 48.2 53.6 75.7 75.1 65.4 57.1 W 60.9 February ... 67.0 66.6 60.6 53.5 49.6 54.8 75.4 74.9 66.1 58.1 NA 61.8 March ......

453

Table 33. Oxygenated Motor Gasoline Prices by Grade, Sales Type...  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

7 69.7 61.6 W 65.5 84.2 83.9 75.4 65.0 - 71.8 February ... 78.1 77.6 71.3 64.5 - 68.0 85.6 85.1 77.4 67.6 - 73.8 March ......

454

Table 34. Reformulated Motor Gasoline Prices by Grade, Sales...  

Annual Energy Outlook 2012 (EIA)

64.9 85.2 84.8 77.6 64.9 W 73.4 July ... 79.4 79.3 75.9 69.7 66.3 71.9 89.3 88.9 81.9 72.6 NA 78.7 August ......

455

Table 35. Refiner Motor Gasoline Prices by Grade, Sales Type...  

Annual Energy Outlook 2012 (EIA)

70.5 58.3 57.7 79.6 61.2 65.4 88.3 67.0 70.1 75.4 60.0 61.0 February ... 70.5 58.1 58.4 79.8 61.0 66.1 88.4 66.8 70.6 75.5 59.8 61.6 March...

456

Table 33. Oxygenated Motor Gasoline Prices by Grade, Sales Type...  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

- 68.2 March ... 78.1 77.9 72.0 65.0 W 68.5 84.1 83.8 75.1 66.1 - 70.1 April ... 82.6 82.5 76.1 67.9 - 71.4 89.7...

457

Table 34. Reformulated Motor Gasoline Prices by Grade, Sales...  

Annual Energy Outlook 2012 (EIA)

68.0 56.2 W 64.1 August ... 65.0 64.4 59.4 48.1 45.2 52.8 75.1 74.5 65.7 52.4 W 61.4 September ... 63.4 63.0 58.4 49.1 46.1...

458

Table 33. Oxygenated Motor Gasoline Prices by Grade, Sales Type...  

Annual Energy Outlook 2012 (EIA)

101.1 100.8 88.1 80.2 - 84.1 March ... 91.7 91.5 85.2 75.1 - 79.8 96.8 96.8 90.1 NA - 84.4 April ... 88.3 88.1...

459

Table 35. Refiner Motor Gasoline Prices by Grade, Sales Type...  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

69.9 56.0 56.4 80.0 58.7 65.2 88.9 64.6 70.0 75.2 57.7 60.0 February ... 68.9 56.1 56.7 78.6 59.5 65.0 87.6 65.4 70.2 74.1 57.9 60.3 March...

460

Fun With The Sun - Teacher's Activity Guide for Elementary Grades...  

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

Time? Activity 5 Safety with Electricity Task Assessment 2 Energy Conversion Activity 6 A Bright Idea Task Assessment 3 Energy Conservation Activity 7rrask Assessment 4 Saving...

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461

Tellurium Inclusions and Carrier Trapping Times in Detector Grade ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Spatial mapping of carrier trapping times and defect densities in CZT was performed to determine the relationship between defect density and electronic decay.

462

Researh On Microstructures and Properties of 780MPa Grade Super ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Analysis of Residence Time Distribution (RTD) of Fluid Flows in a Four Strand Delta-shaped Tundish Operating Under Isothermal and Non-isothermal ...

463

Fuel grade ethanol by solvent extraction: Final subcontract report  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This report summarizes final results for ethanol recovery by solvent extraction and extractive distillation. At conclusion this work can be summarized as ethanol dehydration and recovery dilute fermentates is feasible using liquid/liquid extraction and extractive distillation. Compared to distillation, the economics are more attractive for less than 5 wt % ethanol. However, an economic bias in favor of SEED appears to exist even for 10 wt % feeds. It is of particular interest to consider the group extraction of ethanol and acetic acid followed by conversion to a mixture of ethanol and ethyl acetate. The latter species is a more valuable commodity and group extraction of inhibitory species is one feature of liquid/liquid extraction that is not easily accomodated using distillation. Upflow immobilized reactors offer the possibility of achieving high substrate conversion while also maintaining low metabolite concentrations. However, many questions remain to be answered with such a concept. 135 refs., 42 figs., 61 tabs.

Tedder, D.W.

1987-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

464

Table 34. Reformulated Motor Gasoline Prices by Grade, Sales Type,  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

4.6 4.6 73.9 70.5 59.6 55.7 64.4 84.2 83.3 75.7 63.9 - 72.4 February ............................. 73.7 73.0 69.3 59.8 57.2 64.1 82.9 82.1 74.2 64.6 - 71.6 March .................................. 72.3 71.6 68.0 57.9 54.1 62.3 81.7 80.8 73.1 62.4 - 70.1 April .................................... 74.8 74.2 70.8 64.0 59.7 67.0 83.8 83.2 75.8 68.3 - 73.7 May ..................................... 80.4 80.0 75.3 69.5 64.6 71.9 89.2 88.6 80.5 74.2 - 78.7 June .................................... 81.7 81.0 75.3 65.9 61.6 70.3 90.3 89.5 80.6 70.7 - 77.7 July ..................................... 78.7 77.8 71.7 60.3 57.9 65.6 87.5 86.5 77.1 65.1 - 73.6 August ................................ 75.5 74.7 68.8 59.9 56.7 63.6 83.9 83.2 73.8 64.5 - 71.0 September .......................... 73.5 72.9 67.4 61.0 56.9 63.4 81.6 81.0 72.2 65.2 -

465

A Study in Low Grade Thermal Energy Recovery  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Continuous growth in global energy demands, fluctuations in fossil fuel prices along with ... Transfer and Consumption of Oxygen in Gold-bearing Sulfide Ores:  ...

466

(REGIS) ROSTERS & ELECTRONIC GRADING INFORMATION SYSTEM(REGIS) ROSTERS & ELECTRONIC GRADING INFORMATION SYSTEM To All Faculty and Academic Department Administrators,  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Rosters screen, you can view rosters by entering the course number in the Quick Search method (displayed are usually 4 terms available for viewing.) · Enter the Unit # - Subject # - Course # - Section # (Note · Password · Click on "LOGIN" #12;Retrieve Roster­ Quick Search Method · After Logging into REGIS the system

467

U.S. Crude Oil and Petroleum Products Stocks by Type  

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

Product: Crude Oil and Petroleum Products Crude Oil All Oils (Excluding Crude Oil) Pentanes Plus Liquefied Petroleum Gases Ethane/Ethylene Ethylene Propane/Propylene Propylene (Nonfuel Use) Normal Butane/Butylene Refinery Grade Butane Isobutane/Butylene Other Hydrocarbons Oxygenates (excluding Fuel Ethanol) MTBE Other Oxygenates Renewables (including Fuel Ethanol) Fuel Ethanol Renewable Diesel Fuel Other Renewable Fuels Unfinished Oils Unfinished Oils, Naphthas & Lighter Unfinished Oils, Kerosene & Light Gas Unfinished Oils, Heavy Gas Oils Residuum Motor Gasoline Blending Comp. (MGBC) MGBC - Reformulated MGBC - Reformulated, RBOB MGBC - Reformulated, RBOB w/ Alcohol MGBC - Reformulated, RBOB w/ Ether MGBC - Reformulated, GTAB MGBC - Conventional MGBC - Conventional, CBOB MGBC - Conventional, GTAB MGBC - Conventional Other Aviation Gasoline Blending Comp. Finished Motor Gasoline Reformulated Gasoline Reformulated Gasoline Blended w/ Fuel Ethanol Reformulated Gasoline, Other Conventional Gasoline Conventional Gasoline Blended Fuel Ethanol Conventional Gasoline Blended Fuel Ethanol, Ed55 and Lower Conventional Other Gasoline Finished Aviation Gasoline Kerosene-Type Jet Fuel Kerosene Distillate Fuel Oil Distillate F.O., 15 ppm Sulfur and under Distillate F.O., Greater than 15 to 500 ppm Sulfur Distillate F.O., Greater 500 ppm Sulfur Residual Fuel Oil Residual F.O., than 1.00% Sulfur Petrochemical Feedstocks Naphtha for Petro. Feedstock Use Other Oils for Petro. Feedstock Use Special Naphthas Lubricants Waxes Petroleum Coke Asphalt and Road Oil Miscellaneous Products

468

CX-004348: Categorical Exclusion Determination | Department of Energy  

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

8: Categorical Exclusion Determination 8: Categorical Exclusion Determination CX-004348: Categorical Exclusion Determination State Energy Program Residential Ground Source Heat Pump Installations (6) CX(s) Applied: B5.1 Date: 10/27/2010 Location(s): Prior Lake, Minnesota Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Golden Field Office Minnesota State Energy Program funding. Every project under this determination is less than or equal to 11 tons. All projects listed are vertical , closed loop ground source heat pump systems. The exchange fluid for these projects is a mixture potable water and food-grade propylene glycol. The Minnesota ground source heat pump rebate program requires contractors 10 be licensed and/or bonded as applicable under state or local requirements. All electrical work must be performed by a licensed

469

EIA’s Proposed NGL Realignment: Overview of Proposed Changes  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Water . Dry Gas . Olefins (Ethylene, Propylene, Butylene, Isobutylene) Hydrocarbon Gas Liquids . Natural Gas Liquids (Ethane, Propane, Butanes, & Pentanes Plus) 2 .

470

Weekly U.S. Refiner, Blender, and Gas Plant Net Production of ...  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Weekly U.S. Refiner, Blender, and Gas Plant Net Production of Propane and Propylene (Thousand Barrels per Day)

471

Refining District Minnesota-Wisconsin-North Dakota-South Dakota ...  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Refining District Minnesota-Wisconsin-North Dakota-South Dakota Gas Plant Production of Propane and Propylene (Thousand Barrels)

472

Ultra-stable Gold Nanocatalysts - Energy Innovation Portal  

Reducing nitric oxide by hydrogen, propane, or carbon monoxide; Propylene epoxidation, PROX reaction, fuel cell applications, and hydrogenation of unsaturated ...

473

Manufacturing Glossary - Energy Information Administration  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Propylene (C 3 H 6): A normally gaseous olefinic hydrocarbon recovered from refinery processes or petrochemical processes. In the manufacturing ...

474

Table 6. U.S. Refiner Motor Gasoline Prices by Grade and Sales Type  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

1997 January ....................... 83.0 82.5 77.2 71.9 67.8 72.4 92.4 92.0 82.9 76.1 W 79.1 February ..................... 82.4 81.9 77.3 69.3 65.8 70.4 91.9 91.5 82.8 73.2 W 77.5 March .......................... 80.4 79.9 76.6 66.9 64.9 68.7 90.1 89.7 82.3 71.0 74.8 76.0 April ............................ 80.3 79.7 77.7 65.5 62.4 67.7 89.9 89.6 82.9 69.6 W 75.4 May ............................. 81.0 80.5 76.5 67.6 62.3 68.6 90.2 89.9 82.3 70.8 W 75.7 June ............................ 79.7 79.2 74.9 63.9 58.9 65.6 89.1 88.7 80.8 67.2 W 73.0 July ............................. 77.9 77.4 72.4 63.9 57.9 64.8 87.3 86.9 78.4 67.5 W 71.9 August ........................ 83.2 82.8 79.2 71.4 66.1 72.2 92.7 92.3 85.4 75.3 W 79.5 September .................. 83.6 83.1 81.2 67.1 63.4 69.5 93.2 92.9 87.4 71.0 W 77.9 October .......................

475

Table 11. U.S. Refiner Oxygenated Motor Gasoline Volumes by Grade and Sales Type  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

3 3 January ....................... - - - - - - - - - - - - February ..................... - - - - - - - - - - - - March .......................... - - - - - - - - - - - - April ............................ - - - - - - - - - - - - May ............................. - - - - - - - - - - - - June ............................ - - - - - - - - - - - - July ............................. - - - - - - - - - - - - August ........................ - - - - - - - - - - - - September .................. - - - - - - - - - - - - October ....................... 7.5 7.8 21.1 10.8 2.1 34.0 1.5 1.5 5.1 W W 7.0 November ................... 9.7 10.0 25.5 15.1 2.3 43.0 1.9 2.0 6.1 W W 8.4 December ................... 10.0 10.3 25.8 14.6 2.7 43.1 2.0 2.0 6.0 W W 8.3 1993 ............................... - - - - - - - - - - - -

476

Table 35. Refiner Motor Gasoline Prices by Grade, Sales Type, PAD District, and State  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

69.6 69.6 54.8 54.8 78.5 58.1 63.1 87.0 63.8 67.2 73.7 56.2 57.6 February ............................. 65.2 53.7 52.5 74.8 55.7 59.7 83.0 61.4 64.4 69.4 54.9 55.1 March .................................. 61.7 51.4 49.7 71.2 52.6 56.4 79.4 58.3 61.1 65.9 52.5 52.3 April .................................... 63.9 53.9 52.3 73.2 56.3 59.2 81.3 62.4 63.8 68.1 55.3 54.9 May ..................................... 67.7 56.6 55.3 76.8 59.1 62.6 84.6 65.9 66.9 71.8 58.1 57.9 June .................................... 67.0 54.3 52.9 76.4 56.9 60.7 84.2 63.0 65.0 71.2 55.7 55.7 July ..................................... 65.5 52.5 51.5 75.3 56.1 59.1 83.4 61.9 63.7 69.9 54.1 54.3 August ................................ 62.7 48.0 47.6 72.8 51.3 55.6 80.7 56.1 60.1 67.2 49.5 50.6 September .......................... 61.5 48.1 48.1 71.4 51.3 55.6

477

Table 48. Prime Supplier Sales Volumes of Motor Gasoline by Grade, Formulation,  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

6,610.0 6,610.0 22,435.3 49,088.9 208,134.2 22,186.7 4,984.3 13,786.2 40,957.2 February ................................. 153,634.8 13,112.4 51,743.2 218,490.3 25,891.2 2,648.7 14,587.8 43,127.7 March ...................................... 164,511.0 5,627.4 54,891.2 225,029.5 27,541.1 1,003.3 14,659.5 43,203.8 April ........................................ 171,743.7 3,242.7 64,778.3 239,764.6 26,368.4 481.6 16,027.4 42,877.4 May ......................................... 174,844.7 3,228.7 71,439.4 249,512.7 24,576.4 457.5 16,101.8 41,135.6 June ........................................ 173,854.4 3,274.9 72,458.5 249,587.8 24,566.8 478.5 16,375.5 41,420.8 July ......................................... 177,228.5 3,307.7 70,689.0 251,225.3 25,495.0 485.5 16,323.6 42,304.1 August ....................................

478

Table 13. U.S. Refiner Reformulated Motor Gasoline Volumes by Grade and Sales Type  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

January ....................... - - - - - - - - - - - - February ..................... - - - - - - - - - - - - March .......................... - - - - - - - - - - - - April ............................ - - - - - - - - - - - - May ............................. - - - - - - - - - - - - June ............................ - - - - - - - - - - - - July ............................. - - - - - - - - - - - - August ........................ - - - - - - - - - - - - September .................. - - - - - - - - - - - - October ....................... - - - - - - - - - - - - November ................... 0.3 0.3 1.7 0.8 1.4 3.9 0.2 0.2 0.4 0.2 - 0.6 December ................... 6.7 7.0 23.0 W W 47.3 2.0 2.0 7.5 W W 10.7 1994 ...............................

479

Table 10. U.S. Refiner Oxygenated Motor Gasoline Prices by Grade and Sales Type  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

January ....................... 69.0 68.4 60.0 51.0 45.4 56.3 78.0 77.3 65.7 54.8 W 62.7 February ..................... 68.3 67.8 60.1 53.2 48.7 57.8 78.1 77.4 65.9 56.8 W 63.7 March .......................... 71.0 70.2 62.6 54.1 46.9 59.1 80.4 79.5 65.7 57.1 W 63.8 April ............................ 66.5 66.0 60.8 54.4 49.6 58.3 80.1 79.6 66.5 57.9 W 64.7 May ............................. 70.6 70.5 61.9 61.1 - 61.6 82.5 82.5 W W - 58.8 June ............................ 71.9 71.9 W 64.9 - 63.8 W W W W - W July ............................. 75.1 75.1 W 70.0 W 67.4 W W W W - W August ........................ 81.9 81.8 67.6 75.7 W 70.0 W 98.1 - 69.4 - 69.4 September .................. 80.9 80.5 74.1 65.4 54.6 67.8 94.1 93.5 77.1 62.1 W 71.6 October ....................... 78.7 78.3 73.5 63.7 57.8 69.5 89.5 89.2

480

Table 12. U.S. Refiner Reformulated Motor Gasoline Prices by Grade and Sales Type  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

1995 January ....................... 75.7 75.1 72.1 59.0 56.1 65.0 85.3 84.8 77.1 63.5 - 73.2 February ..................... 74.4 73.8 70.9 59.4 57.5 64.7 83.5 83.1 75.6 64.3 - 72.4 March .......................... 73.0 72.4 69.7 57.4 54.0 62.7 82.1 81.7 74.5 62.1 - 70.9 April ............................ 75.0 74.5 71.4 64.0 59.5 67.3 84.0 83.7 76.4 68.4 - 74.0 May ............................. 80.3 80.0 76.4 69.6 64.8 72.3 89.0 88.8 81.4 74.1 - 79.3 June ............................ 81.8 81.5 77.4 65.9 61.8 71.0 90.4 90.0 81.9 70.8 - 78.6 July ............................. 79.2 78.6 74.2 59.6 58.1 66.3 87.7 87.3 78.2 64.7 - 74.2 August ........................ 75.4 74.8 70.1 59.3 57.5 64.0 83.5 83.1 74.2 64.1 - 71.1 September .................. 72.6 72.2 68.3 60.5 58.0 63.9 80.5 80.2 72.4 64.7 - 70.2 October .......................

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481

Table 9. U.S. Refiner Conventional Motor Gasoline Volumes by Grade and Sales Type  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

3 3 January ....................... - - - - - - - - - - - - February ..................... - - - - - - - - - - - - March .......................... - - - - - - - - - - - - April ............................ - - - - - - - - - - - - May ............................. - - - - - - - - - - - - June ............................ - - - - - - - - - - - - July ............................. - - - - - - - - - - - - August ........................ - - - - - - - - - - - - September .................. - - - - - - - - - - - - October ....................... 27.2 28.7 26.9 105.7 16.1 148.6 7.3 7.5 8.0 W W 21.2 November ................... 25.0 26.3 22.1 105.9 14.6 142.6 6.7 7.0 6.7 W W 20.0 December ................... 24.6 25.9 22.2 107.5 18.0 147.6 6.6 6.9 7.0 W W

482

Table 12. U.S. Refiner Reformulated Motor Gasoline Prices by Grade and Sales Type  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

1996 January ....................... 71.4 71.0 67.6 59.2 56.0 63.1 80.9 80.6 72.3 63.8 - 69.9 February ..................... 72.2 71.7 67.8 59.8 56.8 63.2 81.3 81.0 73.1 64.2 - 70.5 March .......................... 76.7 76.3 72.0 65.8 65.5 68.8 86.0 85.7 77.9 70.0 - 75.6 April ............................ 87.7 87.3 83.5 77.0 77.3 80.2 96.5 96.2 88.8 81.4 - 86.7 May ............................. 95.7 95.3 91.7 77.0 74.8 83.4 105.1 104.7 96.8 81.4 - 92.2 June ............................ 93.5 92.9 89.1 70.5 68.0 78.9 103.0 102.4 94.0 75.1 - 88.3 July ............................. 88.8 88.4 85.3 70.7 68.7 77.3 98.6 98.3 90.3 75.2 - 85.6 August ........................ 84.3 84.0 79.9 68.9 65.2 73.4 94.0 93.7 85.1 73.4 W 81.5 September .................. 81.4 81.1 76.8 69.5 66.5 72.6 91.0 90.8 82.3 73.8 W 79.8 October .......................

483

Table 43. Refiner Motor Gasoline Volumes by Grade, Sales Type, PAD District, and State  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

2,177.8 2,177.8 33,696.7 41,031.4 115,778.7 25,866.5 182,676.6 9,536.5 9,794.2 12,905.9 15,962.1 - 28,868.0 February ............................. 33,085.6 34,725.7 42,808.2 121,887.8 32,127.0 196,822.9 9,746.2 10,022.4 13,588.9 16,896.7 - 30,485.6 March .................................. 34,978.9 36,685.7 45,070.0 122,489.6 28,845.0 196,404.5 9,984.6 10,254.2 W 16,980.4 W 30,689.3 April .................................... 36,627.7 38,654.6 46,870.7 132,107.0 39,827.2 218,805.0 9,633.1 9,933.5 13,367.1 17,002.1 - 30,369.2 May ..................................... 38,548.0 40,338.1 48,651.6 137,813.8 38,767.1 225,232.5 9,234.8 9,508.1 12,618.4 16,543.3 - 29,161.6 June .................................... 39,265.8 40,954.4 48,139.0 137,339.2 43,089.0

484

Table 11. U.S. Refiner Oxygenated Motor Gasoline Volumes by Grade and Sales Type  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

1996 1996 ................................ 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.9 W 5.6 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.4 - 0.9 1997 January ....................... 3.7 3.7 2.9 4.5 - 7.4 0.8 0.8 W 0.5 - 1.1 February ..................... 3.6 3.7 2.9 4.2 - 7.1 0.7 0.7 W 0.5 - 1.0 March .......................... 2.1 2.1 1.9 2.3 - 4.1 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.2 - 0.6 April ............................ 0.9 0.9 0.5 1.6 - 2.1 0.2 0.2 W 0.2 - 0.3 May ............................. 1.3 1.4 1.0 1.7 - 2.7 0.2 0.2 W 0.2 - 0.3 June ............................ 1.5 1.6 1.0 1.8 - 2.8 0.3 0.3 W 0.2 - 0.4 July ............................. 1.3 1.4 1.0 1.8 - 2.8 0.2 0.2 W 0.2 - 0.4 August ........................ 1.3 1.4 1.0 1.9 - 2.8 0.2 0.2 W 0.2 - 0.4 September .................. 1.6 1.6 1.3 2.4 - 3.7 0.2 0.2 W 0.4 - 0.6 October ....................... 2.1 2.2 2.0 4.2 - 6.3 0.4 0.4 W 0.7 - 1.1

485

Petroleum Products Table 43. Refiner Motor Gasoline Volumes by Grade, Sales Type, PAD District, and State  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

7,592.9 7,592.9 38,697.1 41,234.1 134,916.3 28,778.0 204,928.3 8,469.6 8,591.2 8,752.4 13,409.9 - 22,162.3 February ............................. 41,372.4 42,768.1 45,617.8 152,433.3 25,868.1 223,919.1 8,902.4 9,050.1 9,576.8 15,164.2 - 24,741.0 March .................................. 43,908.9 45,486.6 48,663.0 159,013.0 26,574.1 234,250.2 8,334.4 8,483.4 9,042.9 14,281.9 - 23,324.8 April .................................... 41,453.4 42,873.1 46,118.2 157,990.7 37,856.7 241,965.6 8,146.0 8,304.1 8,624.2 14,057.8 - 22,682.0 May ..................................... 43,079.5 44,622.1 47,391.3 165,547.2 35,485.2 248,423.6 8,461.1 8,619.3 8,946.6 15,071.0 - 24,017.6 June .................................... 45,869.9 47,451.1 49,767.2 169,463.5 41,245.2 260,475.9

486

Table 14. U.S. Propane (Consumer Grade) Prices by Sales Type  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

January ....................... 88.4 75.9 64.4 71.4 27.3 65.1 80.9 33.2 February ..................... 89.8 77.0 67.5 72.7 29.4 68.1 82.1 35.3 March .......................... 92.0 77.4 67.2 72.6 29.1 67.2 82.1 33.2 April ............................ 92.3 76.8 69.0 73.8 29.6 69.2 80.9 31.9 May ............................. 94.1 76.3 69.0 74.8 30.1 72.1 77.6 32.0 June ............................ 93.2 77.6 68.8 75.2 29.5 70.0 76.9 31.4 July ............................. 87.6 76.3 67.9 75.0 29.6 67.5 73.9 31.0 August ........................ NA 75.2 63.6 74.6 31.4 63.8 71.0 32.0 September .................. 82.5 75.2 63.0 73.6 31.4 62.1 73.0 32.8 October ....................... 83.9 76.4 62.6 74.4 33.3 55.9 71.1 34.2 November ................... 85.1 77.2 65.0 74.5 34.7 60.1 75.7 36.0 December ...................

487

Table 6. U.S. Refiner Motor Gasoline Prices by Grade and Sales Type  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

1996 January ....................... 70.5 69.9 66.3 55.9 52.2 57.7 79.6 79.1 71.7 60.3 - 65.4 February ..................... 70.5 70.0 66.4 57.0 53.0 58.4 79.8 79.3 72.2 61.1 - 66.1 March .......................... 75.8 75.3 70.9 64.0 59.3 64.9 84.7 84.3 77.0 67.9 W 72.0 April ............................ 84.5 83.9 81.0 72.4 66.6 73.2 93.7 93.2 87.0 76.9 - 81.3 May ............................. 89.3 88.8 88.0 72.7 68.0 75.2 99.1 98.6 93.7 77.0 - 84.2 June ............................ 86.9 86.3 85.2 67.4 61.6 70.0 96.5 95.9 91.0 70.6 - 79.4 July ............................. 83.9 83.4 81.9 67.3 62.0 69.4 93.4 93.0 87.6 71.2 - 78.1 August ........................ 81.2 80.7 78.0 66.7 61.5 68.3 90.6 90.2 83.7 70.5 NA 76.1 September .................. 80.8 80.4 76.4 67.7 62.4 68.8 89.8 89.4 82.1 71.5 W 76.1 October .......................

488

Petroleum Products Table 43. Refiner Motor Gasoline Volumes by Grade, Sales Type, PAD District, and State  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

2,177.8 2,177.8 33,696.7 41,031.4 115,778.7 25,866.5 182,676.6 9,536.5 9,794.2 12,905.9 15,962.1 - 28,868.0 February ............................. 33,085.6 34,725.7 42,808.2 121,887.8 32,127.0 196,822.9 9,746.2 10,022.4 13,588.9 16,896.7 - 30,485.6 March .................................. 34,978.9 36,685.7 45,070.0 122,489.6 28,845.0 196,404.5 9,984.6 10,254.2 W 16,980.4 W 30,689.3 April .................................... 36,627.7 38,654.6 46,870.7 132,107.0 39,827.2 218,805.0 9,633.1 9,933.5 13,367.1 17,002.1 - 30,369.2 May ..................................... 38,548.0 40,338.1 48,651.6 137,813.8 38,767.1 225,232.5 9,234.8 9,508.1 12,618.4 16,543.3 - 29,161.6 June .................................... 39,265.8 40,954.4 48,139.0 137,339.2 43,089.0

489

Table 10. U.S. Refiner Oxygenated Motor Gasoline Prices by Grade and Sales Type  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

3 3 January ....................... - - - - - - - - - - - - February ..................... - - - - - - - - - - - - March .......................... - - - - - - - - - - - - April ............................ - - - - - - - - - - - - May ............................. - - - - - - - - - - - - June ............................ - - - - - - - - - - - - July ............................. - - - - - - - - - - - - August ........................ - - - - - - - - - - - - September .................. - - - - - - - - - - - - October ....................... 78.0 77.4 70.6 61.2 53.1 66.5 84.5 83.7 75.1 63.7 W 71.9 November ................... 75.9 75.3 66.8 55.2 47.0 61.6 85.0 84.2 72.1 58.4 W 68.3 December ................... 71.5 70.9 62.2 48.2 42.7 56.2 80.7 79.9 68.1

490

Table 7. U.S. Refiner Motor Gasoline Volumes by Grade and Sales Type  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

1994 January ....................... 31.4 32.9 44.3 108.4 22.6 175.3 8.1 8.4 12.1 13.6 0.2 25.9 February ..................... 32.5 34.2 46.7 112.6 21.0 180.2 8.3 8.6 12.2 14.4 0.1 26.7 March .......................... 34.4 36.2 48.0 116.1 21.1 185.3 8.4 8.7 12.8 15.4 0.2 28.4 April ............................ 34.2 35.8 48.0 119.8 24.1 191.9 8.4 8.7 12.9 15.5 0.1 28.6 May ............................. 34.6 36.3 48.2 120.2 24.3 192.7 8.5 8.8 12.9 15.9 0.1 29.0 June ............................ 35.8 37.5 49.2 124.7 24.5 198.4 8.6 8.9 13.3 16.5 0.3 30.1 July ............................. 35.1 36.6 48.4 123.3 21.3 193.0 8.6 8.8 13.0 16.2 0.2 29.5 August ........................ 36.0 37.6 49.0 128.1 25.0 202.0 8.6 8.9 13.0 16.7 0.2 30.0 September .................. 35.1 36.6 47.5 124.8 26.0 198.3 8.3 8.6 12.7 16.0 0.2 28.9 October

491

Table 9. U.S. Refiner Conventional Motor Gasoline Volumes by Grade and Sales Type  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

1996 1996 ................................ 24.1 25.4 17.8 108.5 27.1 153.4 5.7 5.9 4.4 12.9 NA 17.3 1997 January ....................... 20.6 22.0 14.8 98.3 26.4 139.6 4.7 4.9 3.7 11.5 - 15.1 February ..................... 22.1 23.7 15.4 102.9 31.2 149.5 5.0 5.2 3.8 11.9 - 15.7 March .......................... 24.0 25.5 16.8 106.4 27.7 150.9 5.5 5.7 4.0 12.2 W 16.2 April ............................ 25.1 26.9 18.2 111.8 26.9 156.9 5.8 5.9 4.2 12.9 - 17.0 May ............................. 24.7 26.0 17.7 112.7 26.3 156.7 5.7 5.8 4.2 13.0 - 17.1 June ............................ 25.6 26.9 17.7 115.4 22.1 155.2 5.9 6.1 4.2 13.3 - 17.4 July ............................. 27.8 29.1 17.2 123.4 25.2 165.8 6.4 6.6 4.1 14.4 - 18.5 August ........................ 27.3 28.7 17.3 119.9 24.7 161.9 6.2 6.4 4.0 13.5 - 17.6 September ..................

492

Table A1. Refiner/Reseller Motor Gasoline Prices by Grade, PAD District  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

PAD District I 1984 ...................................... 92.3 84.8 NA NA 102.5 92.4 91.6 84.2 1985 ...................................... 93.6 85.2 NA NA 104.2 93.3 93.4 85.2 1986 ...................................... 63.9 53.2 NA NA 76.1 62.1 65.3 55.2 1987 ...................................... 67.5 57.7 NA NA 80.5 68.2 69.9 60.6 1988 ...................................... 67.1 56.1 NA NA 81.3 68.7 70.8 60.2 1989 ...................................... 74.1 62.7 82.0 70.0 90.5 76.7 79.4 67.9 1990 ...................................... 87.6 77.7 94.8 83.2 101.9 89.0 91.8 81.5 1991 ...................................... 79.2 70.6 87.5 75.7 95.9 83.2 83.8 74.2 1992 ...................................... 74.0 65.1 84.1 71.4 93.0 78.4 79.6 69.3 1993 ...................................... 69.7 59.0 80.2 66.1

493

Table 10. U.S. Refiner Oxygenated Motor Gasoline Prices by Grade and Sales Type  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

1995 January ....................... 76.6 76.4 69.5 60.6 56.1 64.7 85.7 85.6 74.4 64.0 - 70.0 February ..................... 76.2 76.1 69.9 62.8 55.2 66.0 86.3 86.2 73.4 65.3 - 69.2 March .......................... 77.3 77.2 72.4 65.1 - 68.9 85.7 85.6 75.1 66.1 - 70.0 April ............................ 83.4 83.4 76.7 67.9 - 71.5 91.1 90.9 W 69.7 - 73.8 May ............................. 89.0 88.8 80.4 71.8 - 75.2 95.4 95.3 W 73.5 - 77.7 June ............................ 90.7 90.7 80.4 66.5 - 71.9 97.6 97.4 W 68.7 - 75.0 July ............................. 88.1 88.1 77.9 62.6 - 68.5 92.4 92.4 W 63.9 - 69.6 August ........................ 84.8 84.8 76.8 63.7 - 68.7 87.7 87.6 W 65.3 - 69.8 September .................. 83.4 83.1 74.3 66.4 69.3 69.4 85.2 85.1 75.6 69.1 - 72.4 October ....................... 75.6 75.3

494

Table 14. U.S. Propane (Consumer Grade) Prices by Sales Type  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

1996 January ....................... 92.8 82.5 68.1 NA 34.5 71.8 86.3 42.3 February ..................... 96.1 84.9 70.3 81.9 38.3 75.2 88.5 45.1 March .......................... 96.3 86.1 70.1 68.7 36.5 75.5 87.7 42.3 April ............................ 96.0 84.3 68.3 67.1 36.2 75.5 84.8 38.9 May ............................. 95.0 83.3 66.8 65.5 35.7 76.8 79.9 37.5 June ............................ 94.5 82.8 67.9 65.7 35.3 76.3 78.6 37.3 July ............................. 89.3 82.9 66.2 65.5 35.4 71.1 76.6 38.0 August ........................ 86.5 80.6 66.1 66.0 36.9 67.5 75.6 39.6 September .................. 90.7 85.0 71.4 69.7 43.8 69.5 78.4 45.8 October ....................... 97.4 91.0 75.6 78.3 46.1 70.0 84.0 51.5 November ................... 105.7 96.6 81.8 83.7 54.2 82.5 95.9 58.3 December ...................

495

Table 7. U.S. Refiner Motor Gasoline Volumes by Grade and Sales Type  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

1993 January ....................... 33.5 35.0 - - - 170.6 8.2 8.4 - - - 25.2 February ..................... 35.3 37.0 - - - 179.9 8.6 8.8 - - - 27.0 March .......................... 35.6 37.4 - - - 182.3 8.5 8.8 - - - 26.8 April ............................ 36.5 38.3 - - - 184.4