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Financial investment and environmental performance  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

...Clift and J. F. Davidson Financial investment and environmental performance Sir Geoffrey...utilities when justifying financial investment in selected programmes designed to improve...there should both be a return on each investment though the yardsticks might differ...

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Message from the Owner of the Improved Financial Performance Initiative of the Presidents Management Agenda:  

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

I am enthusiastic and proud to be the owner of the Improved Financial Performance initiative of the President's Management Agenda (PMA) in the Department of Energy (DOE). The Department has received clean opinions on its annual financial statements for six straight years with no material internal control weaknesses identified by the auditors. Further, DOE was successful in maintaining its clean opinion for the FY 2004 financial statements while accelerating issuance to 45 days after the end of the fiscal year. For the third quarter of FY 2004, when the Department of Energy received a Green status score on Improved Financial Performance, DOE was one of only five agencies with a Green status score on this initiative. I am enormously proud

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Improving the management of nuclear technology: Technical, financial, and organizational measures for assessing the performance of nuclear utilities  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

This paper is the outcome of a study with the objective of better understanding and improving the quality of the management of technology in the case of the nuclear power industry. The authors tried to deal with this topic in an empirical way, namely by conducting four case studies on the major nuclear power utilities in the State of New York and by doing a comparative analysis of the material collected, focusing on the main economic and organizational issues, and the management of technology practices that pertain to nuclear power generation. The study covered in depth the nuclear divisions of only four out of a total of fifty-five nuclear utilities that exist in the United States, hence we want to stress the caveat that it has an exploratory rather than a statistically conclusive nature.

Elias Carayannis; Jose Maldifassi

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Portfolio Greenness and the Financial Performance of REITs | ENERGY STAR  

Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

Greenness and the Financial Performance of REITs Greenness and the Financial Performance of REITs Secondary menu About us Press room Contact Us Portfolio Manager Login Facility owners and managers Existing buildings Commercial new construction Industrial energy management Small business Service providers Service and product providers Verify applications for ENERGY STAR certification Design commercial buildings Energy efficiency program administrators Commercial and industrial program sponsors Associations State and local governments Federal agencies Tools and resources Training In This Section Campaigns Commercial building design Communications resources Energy management guidance Financial resources Portfolio Manager Products and purchasing Recognition Research and reports Service and product provider (SPP) resources Success stories

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Improving Deaerator Performance  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

The objectives of deaeration of feedwater are reviewed. A discussion of appropriate test data and methods for assessing deaerator performance are given. Analysis procedures are developed to analyze the test data. Typical problems such as over...

Dyer, D. F.; Maples, G.

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Nanolubricants to Improve Chiller Performance  

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

Nanolubricants to Improve Chiller Nanolubricants to Improve Chiller Performance Mark Kedzierski NIST MAK@NIST.GOV 301 975 5282 April 3, 2013 2 | Building Technologies Office eere.energy.gov Purpose & Objectives Problem Statement: Enabling technology for improving the efficiency of chillers that cool large buildings with nanolubricants. (Nanolubricants are not currently used in chillers.) Develop fundamental understanding of how nanolubricants enhance refrigerant/nanolubricant. What nanoparticle size,

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FY 2011 Summary of Performance and Financial Information  

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

S S S u u m m m m a a r r y y o o f f P P e e r r f f o o r r m m a a n n c c e e a a n n d d F F i i n n a a n n c c i i a a l l I I n n f f o o r r m m a a t t i i o o n n DOE/CF-0070 Agency Reporting he Reports Consolidation Act of 2000 authorizes federal agencies, with concurrence from the Office of Management and Budget, to consolidate various reports in order to provide performance, financial, and related information in a more meaningful and useful format. The Department of Energy (DOE) has chosen an alternative to the consolidated Performance and

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Improving Access to Foundational Energy Performance Data  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Access to foundational energy performance data is key to improving the efficiency of the built environment. However, stakeholders often lack access to what they perceive as credible energy performance data. Therefore, even if a stakeholder determines that a product would increase efficiency, they often have difficulty convincing their management to move forward. Even when credible data do exist, such data are not always sufficient to support detailed energy performance analyses, or the development of robust business cases. One reason for this is that the data parameters that are provided are generally based on the respective industry norms. Thus, for mature industries with extensive testing standards, the data made available are often quite detailed. But for emerging technologies, or for industries with less well-developed testing standards, available data are generally insufficient to support robust analysis. However, even for mature technologies, there is no guarantee that the data being supplied are the same data needed to accurately evaluate a product?s energy performance. To address these challenges, the U.S. Department of Energy funded development of a free, publically accessible Web-based portal, the Technology Performance Exchange(TM), to facilitate the transparent identification, storage, and sharing of foundational energy performance data. The Technology Performance Exchange identifies the intrinsic, technology-specific parameters necessary for a user to perform a credible energy analysis and includes a robust database to store these data. End users can leverage stored data to evaluate the site-specific performance of various technologies, support financial analyses with greater confidence, and make better informed procurement decisions.

Studer, D.; Livingood, W.; Torcellini, P.

2014-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Engineering, Financial and Net Energy Performance, and Risk Analysis for Parabolic Trough Solar Power Plants  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

concentrating solar power plant. A set of engineering performance, financial and net energy models were developed as tools to predict a plant’s engineering performance, cost and energy payback. The models were validated by comparing the predicted results...

Luo, Jun

2014-08-08T23:59:59.000Z

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Sustaining Performance Improvements in Energy Intensive Industries  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Experience has shown that significant opportunity for performance improvements exists in energy intensive operations. Often, efforts to improve efficiency focus on vendor-led initiatives to improve operations of particular equipment. This approach...

Moore, D. A.

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Improving pulverized coal plant performance  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

A major deliverable of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) project ``Engineering Development of Advanced Coal-Fired Low-Emissions Boiler Systems`` (LEBS) is the design of a large, in this case 400 MWe, commercial generating unit (CGU) which will meet the Project objectives. The overall objective of the LEBS Project is to dramatically improve environmental performance of future pulverized coal fired power plants without adversely impacting efficiency or the cost of electricity. The DOE specified the use of near-term technologies, i.e., advanced technologies that partially developed, to reduce NO{sub x}, SO{sub 2} and particulate emissions to be substantially less than current NSPS limits. In addition, air toxics must be in compliance and waste must be reduced and made more disposable. The design being developed by the ABB Team is projected to meet all the contract objectives and to reduce emission of NO{sub x}, SO{sub 2} and particulates to one-fifth to one-tenth NSPS limits while increasing net station efficiency significantly and reducing the cost of electricity. This design and future work are described in the paper.

Regan, J.W.; Borio, R.W.; Palkes, M.; Mirolli, M. [ABB Combustion Engineering, Inc., Windsor, CT (United States); Wesnor, J.D. [ABB Environmental Systems, Birmingham, AL (United States); Bender, D.J. [Raytheon Engineers and Constructors, Inc., New York, NY (United States)

1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Webinar: Impacts of Energy Efficiency on the Financial Performance of Commercial Buildings  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

The Department of Energy conducted a review of existing market research on the impact of Energy Efficiency and Green Labels on building financial performance. This webinar will review the results...

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Organizational, financial and demographic characteristics of charter schools in Texas and their relationship to school performance  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Administration iii ABSTRACT Organizational, Financial and Demographic Characteristics of Charter School in Texas and Their Relationship to School Performance. (December 2006) Raul D?Lorm, B.S., Universidad de Las Americas, Puebla; M.B... Page Organizational. Variables? Impact on Charter School Performance?. 61 Summary???????????????????????? 69 V SUMMARY OF CONCLUSIONS??????????????. 71 REFERENCES...

D'Lorm, Raul

2007-04-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Corporate Social Responsibility Practices and Financial Performance over Time for Selected U.S. Corporations  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

eleven corporate classification variables that represented organizations? geographical location, industry, executive leadership dimensions, and financial health. It also included six CFP variables that iv represented accounting and market...-based measures, and seven CSR variables that represented the key organizational stakeholders of the local community and environment, employees, and customers. The corporate classification variables were utilized to assess CSR performances, while CFP...

Phelan Ribera, Kelli Catherine

2011-10-21T23:59:59.000Z

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An identification of financial and production performance variables as key indicators of dairy firm failure  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Model 57 10 Maximum likelihood Estimates for Combined Model 61 LIST OF FIGURES Figure Page 1. Trend of Leverage Ratio 43 2. Trend of the Rate of Return on Assets 3. Probability of Success at Selected Levels of Days Open and Voluntary Culling Rates... asset values and a reduction in farm earning potential. Thus periods of price enhancement, and the following periods of adjustment lead to increased uncertainty and effect the financial performance and viability of a dairy producer. The most recent...

Law, James Michael

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Superalloy Surface Treatment for Improved Metal Performance  

Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

Superalloy Surface Treatment Superalloy Surface Treatment for Improved Metal Performance Opportunity Research is active on the patent pending technology, titled "Method to Improve Superalloy Resistance by Surface Treatment." This technology is available for licensing and/or further collaborative research from the U.S. Department of Energy's National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL). Overview To produce power more efficiently and cleanly, the next generation of power and aero turbines along with other essential components will have to operate at extreme temperatures and pressures. Currently advanced single crystal nickel-based superalloys are used in such extreme environments. Even though these components are coated with a bond

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Improved plant performance through evaporative steam condensing  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Combining an open cooling tower and a steam condenser into one common unit is a proven technology with many advantages in power generation application, including reduced first cost of equipment, reduced parasitic energy consumption, simplified design, reduced maintenance, and simplified water treatment, Performance of the steam turbine benefits from the direct approach to wet bulb temperature, and operating flexibility and reliability improve compared to a system with a cooling tower and surface condenser. System comparisons and case histories will be presented to substantiate improved systems economies.

Hutton, D.

1998-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Essays on Financial Liberalisation, Financial Crises and Economic Growth.  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

??This thesis investigates the impact of financial liberalisation policies on finance-growth relationship and financial crises. Analysis of recent trends and economic performance of financially developed… (more)

Atiq, Zeeshan

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Improved Building Performance Through Effective Communication & Training  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

IMPROVED BUILDING PERFORMANCE THROUGH EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION & TRAINING Rick Bates Project Manager Environmental Education Foundation Gilbert, AZ ABSTRACT This paper describes the procedures involved in the development of a...) PNC Multi-Family Capital Pure Air Control ESL-IC-10/05-51 4 RickBates.net The HVAC Source The National Air Quality Institute, LLC Thomas Rutherfoord Inc. Trade-Winds Environmental Restoration Vesar, Inc. XL...

Bates, R.

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Smart Grid Projects Are Improving Performance and Helping Consumers...  

Office of Environmental Management (EM)

Smart Grid Projects Are Improving Performance and Helping Consumers Better Manage their Energy Use Smart Grid Projects Are Improving Performance and Helping Consumers Better Manage...

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Improvement of Urea SCR Performance Using Wiremesh Thermolysis...  

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

Improvement of Urea SCR Performance Using Wiremesh Thermolysis Mixer Improvement of Urea SCR Performance Using Wiremesh Thermolysis Mixer Wiremesh mixer development should bring...

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Improved System Performance and Reduced Cost of a Fuel Reformer...  

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

Improved System Performance and Reduced Cost of a Fuel Reformer, LNT, and SCR Aftertreatment System Meeting Emissions Useful Life Requirement Improved System Performance and...

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

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

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

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Fuel Additivies for Improved Performance of Diesel Aftertreatment...  

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

Additivies for Improved Performance of Diesel Aftertreatment Systems Fuel Additivies for Improved Performance of Diesel Aftertreatment Systems 2002 DEER Conference Presentation:...

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Electrospray characteristic curves: in pursuit of improved performance...  

Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

Electrospray characteristic curves: in pursuit of improved performance in the nano-flow regime. Electrospray characteristic curves: in pursuit of improved performance in the...

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Improved plasma performance on Large Helical Device  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Since the start of the Large Helical Device(LHD) experiment various attempts have been made to achieve improved plasma performance in LHD [A. Iiyoshi et al. Nucl. Fusion39 1245 (1999)]. Recently an inward-shifted configuration with a magnetic axis position R ax of 3.6 m has been found to exhibit much better plasma performance than the standard configuration with R ax of 3.75 m. A factor of 1.6 enhancement of energy confinement time was achieved over the International Stellarator Scaling 95. This configuration has been predicted to have unfavorable magnetohydrodynamic(MHD)properties based on linear theory even though it has significantly better particle-orbit properties and hence lower neoclassical transport loss. However no serious confinement degradation due to the MHD activities was observed resolving favorably the potential conflict between stability and confinement at least up to the realized volume-averaged beta ??? of 2.4%. An improved radial profile of electron temperature was also achieved in the configuration with magnetic islands minimized by an external perturbation coil system for the Local IslandDivertor (LID). The LID has been proposed for remarkable improvement of plasma confinement like the high (H) mode in tokamaks and the LID function was suggested in limiter experiments.

A. Komori; N. Ohyabu; H. Yamada; O. Kaneko; K. Kawahata; N. Ashikawa; P. deVaries; M. Emoto; H. Funaba; M. Goto; K. Ida; H. Idei; K. Ikeda; N. Inoue; M. Isobe; S. Kado; K. Khlopenkov; T. Kobuchi; S. Kubo; R. Kumazawa; Y. Liang; S. Masuzaki; Y. Matsumoto; T. Minami; J. Miyazawa; T. Morisaki; S. Morita; S. Murakami; S. Muto; T. Mutoh; Y. Nagayama; Y. Nakamura; H. Nakanishi; K. Narihara; Y. Narushima; K. Nishimura; N. Noda; T. Notake; S. Ohdachi; Y. Oka; M. Okamoto; M. Osakabe; T. Ozaki; R. O. Pavlichenko; B. J. Peterson; A. Sagara; K. Saito; S. Sakakibara; R. Sakamoto; H. Sasao; M. Sasao; M. Sato; T. Seki; T. Shimozuma; M. Shoji; H. Suzuki; Y. Takeiri; N. Tamura; K. Tanaka; K. Toi; T. Tokuzawa; Y. Torii; K. Tsumori; I. Yamada; S. Yamaguchi; S. Yamamoto; M. Yokoyama; Y. Yoshimura; K. Y. Watanabe; T. Watanabe; T. Watari; Y. Hamada; K. Itoh; K. Matsuoka; K. Ohkubo; T. Satow; S. Sudo; K. Yamazaki; O. Motojima; M. Fujiwara

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Financial Assistance Certification Financial Assistance Qualification Standards  

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

Financial Assistance Certification Financial Assistance Certification Financial Assistance Qualification Standards Financial assistance award and administration in DOE is performed primarily by contract specialists. The Office of Personnel Management qualification standards for GS- 1 102 contract specialists are relevant but not fully sufficient for performing financial assistance duties. Contract specialists performing financial assistance in addition to, or in place of, acquisition duties must also meet the certification requirements established by the Financial Assistance Career Development (FACD) program. The FACD Program is built upon the skills acquired by the contract specialists in the performance of their acquisition duties and the training provided under the Contracting/Purchasing certification program.

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Improving Repository Performance by Using a Fill  

Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

a Fill a Fill Improving Repository Performance by Using a Fill The use of fills, semi-independent of the specific fill material, can improve package performance. The first barrier to prevent releases from the spent nuclear fuel is the waste package itself. The longer the waste package remains intact, the lower the ultimate releases from the spent nuclear fuel. In a typical waste package over half of the interior space is empty space. There are coolant channels in the spent fuel and square fuel assemblies can not fully fill a round waste package. After the package is buried, it will begin to corrode and the walls will thin. Rock falls may cause early failure of the waste package. However, if the package is full, it is more difficult to crush a full package and fail the exterior wall. The behavior of a waste package over time is similar to a soda can. Empty cans are easy to crush. Full, sealed cans are difficult to crush because the fluid inside supports the can.

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Improving Process Heating System Performance: A Sourcebook for...  

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

Process Heating System Performance: A Sourcebook for Industry, Second Edition Improving Process Heating System Performance: A Sourcebook for Industry, Second Edition This...

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Paint robotics—improving automotive painting performance  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Robotic painting has achieved increased popularity in recent years, due to the flexibility and enhanced performance with such systems. There is a clear trend among major automobile makers to change from hard to flexible automation, and, in that respect, paint robotics is becoming increasingly more important for future paint shop design. New programming tools offer operators and paint engineers better possibility to program and maintain robot systems. With the introduction of the laser, a powerful tool is now available for real-time, in-line control of film build and the related paint process. With the additional advances in robotic-based quality inspection systems, such as a robot-mounted quality inspection camera systems, automotive manufacturers now have the possibility to document and store literally all paint quality data for a multitude of purposes related to process control. Combining these technologies offers a glimpse of a future where true closed-loop process control and quality monitoring can be used to diminish significantly the variation in paint application systems, improve flexibility, quality, and reduce operational costs, while at the same time reduce the complexity of robotic painting systems.

Einar A. Endregaard

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy Performance Certification of Buildings: A Policy Tool to Improve  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Energy Performance Certification of Buildings: A Policy Tool to Improve Energy Performance Certification of Buildings: A Policy Tool to Improve Energy Efficiency Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: Energy Performance Certification of Buildings: A Policy Tool to Improve Energy Efficiency Agency/Company /Organization: International Energy Agency Sector: Energy Focus Area: Energy Efficiency, Buildings Topics: Policies/deployment programs Resource Type: Guide/manual, Lessons learned/best practices Website: www.iea.org/papers/pathways/buildings_certification.pdf Energy Performance Certification of Buildings: A Policy Tool to Improve Energy Efficiency Screenshot References: nergy Performance Certification of Buildings[1] Logo: Energy Performance Certification of Buildings: A Policy Tool to Improve Energy Efficiency

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The dynamics of information technology investment and the financial performance of the banking sector in Jordan.  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

??This thesis studies the fundamental factors that shape and propel financial developments in Jordan - mainly in the specific context of investment in information technology… (more)

Arabyat, Yaser A. A.

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Performance Contracting for Public Sector Improvement Projects  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Johnson Controls Building Efficiency | Solutions A.Denise Malloy Solutions Account Executive December 18, 2013 Alternative Financing for Energy Efficiency Performance Contracting ESL-KT-13-12-41 CATEE 2013: Clean Air Through Energy Efficiency... Conference, San Antonio, Texas Dec. 16-18 2 Johnson Controls Confidential Overview ? What is Performance Contracting? ? What is the Performance Contracting Process? ? When does Performance Contracting Work Best? ? Government Entity ? ESCO ? 3rd Party...

Mallory, A. D.

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Sootblowing optimization for improved boiler performance  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A sootblowing control system that uses predictive models to bridge the gap between sootblower operation and boiler performance goals. The system uses predictive modeling and heuristics (rules) associated with different zones in a boiler to determine an optimal sequence of sootblower operations and achieve boiler performance targets. The system performs the sootblower optimization while observing any operational constraints placed on the sootblowers.

James, John Robert; McDermott, John; Piche, Stephen; Pickard, Fred; Parikh, Neel J

2013-07-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Improving Steam System Performance: A Sourcebook for Industry, Second Edition  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

This sourcebook is designed to provide steam system users with a reference that describes the basic steam system components, outlines opportunities for energy and performance improvements, and discusses the benefits of a systems approach in identifying and implementing these improvement opportunities. The sourcebook is divided into three main sections: steam system basics, performance improvement opportunities, and where to find help.

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Improving Fan System Performance: A Sourcebook for Industry  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

This sourcebook is designed to provide fan system users with a reference outlining opportunities to improve system performance. It is not intended to be a comprehensive technical text on improving fan systems, but rather a document that makes users aware of potential performance improvements, provides some practical guidelines, and details where the user can find more help.

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Incorporating traffic patterns to improve delivery performance  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Traffic, construction and other road hazards impact the on-time performance of companies that operate delivery fleets. This study examines how incorporating traffic patterns in vehicle route development compares with ...

Dickinson, Melody J

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Improved System Performance and Reduced Cost of a Fuel Reformer...  

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

Improved System Performance and Reduced Cost of a Fuel Reformer, LNT, and SCR Aftertreatment System Meeting Emissions Useful Life Requirement Damodara Poojary, Jacques Nicole,...

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U. S. Government purposes. DEVICES TO IMPROVE THE PERFORMANCE...  

Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)

an optimized design was developed in the final phase to achieve improved performance. Test results indicate that with an optimized two-stroke SI engine, the maximum percentage...

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Request for Information on Improving Performance of Federal Permitting...  

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

of Infrastructure Projects: Federal Register Notice Volume 78, No. 168 - August 29, 2013 Request for Information on Improving Performance of Federal Permitting and Review of...

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Learning from Buildings: Technologies for Measuring, Benchmarking, and Improving Performance  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

and P. Price, 2009. “Building Energy Information Systems:2011. Learning from buildings: technologies for measuring,Information to Improve Building Performance: A Study of

Arens, Edward; Brager, Gail; Goins, John; Lehrer, David

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Improving Dynamic Load and Generator Response Performance Tools  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

induction motors that Improving Dynamic Load and Generatorand Generator Response Performance Tools Another important example reported in the literature, also involving inductionand Generator Response Performance Tools As partial answers to these questions we note that the 20% induction

Lesieutre, Bernard C.

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Improving the Energy Performance of Data Centers  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

to most data centers. The second uses air-side economizers (air-side economizer scenario (ASE) requires a different type of air delivery than typically found in a data centerdata centers. The performance ratios for the ASE and WSE scenarios show that air-side economizers

Horvath, A; Shehabi, Arman

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Improving Pumping System Performance: A Sourcebook for Industry- Second Edition  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

This sourcebook is designed to provide pump system users with a reference that outlines opportunities for improving system performance. It is not meant to be a comprehensive technical text on pumping systems; rather, it provides practical guidelines and information to make users aware of potential performance improvements. Guidance on how to find more information and assistance is also included.

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Improving Compressed Air System Performance: A Sourcebook for Industry  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

This sourcebook is designed to provide compressed air system users with a reference that outlines opportunities for system performance improvements. It is not intended to be a comprehensive technical text on improving compressed air systems, but rather a document that makes compressed air system users aware of the performance improvement potential, details some of the significant opportunities, and directs users to additional sources of assistance.

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Benchmarking and performance improvement at Rocky Flats Technology Site  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The Rocky Flats Environmental Technology Site has initiated a major work process improvement campaign using the tools of formalized benchmarking and streamlining. This paper provides insights into some of the process improvement activities performed at Rocky Flats from November 1995 through December 1996. It reviews the background, motivation, methodology, results, and lessons learned from this ongoing effort. The paper also presents important gains realized through process analysis and improvement including significant cost savings, productivity improvements, and an enhanced understanding of site work processes.

Elliott, C. [Kaiser-Hill Co., (United States); Doyle, G. [EG and G Rocky Flats, Inc., Golden, CO (United States); Featherman, W.L. [Project Performance Corp. (United States)

1997-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Superior Energy Performance: A Roadmap for Achieving Continual Improvements in Energy Performance  

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

Superior Energy Performance: Superior Energy Performance: A Roadmap for Achieving Continual Improvements in Energy Performance March 4, 2010 Joe Almaguer Dow Chemical Paul Scheihing U.S. Department of Energy Agenda: * Superior Energy Performance Overview * Program Design * Program Status and Moving Forward Superior Energy Performance What is Superior Energy Performance? A market-based, ANSI-accredited plant certification program that provides industrial facilities with a roadmap for achieving continual improvement in energy efficiency while boosting competitiveness. Goals: * Drive continual improvement in energy intensity * Develop a transparent system to validate energy intensity improvements and management practices * Encourage broad participation

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FINANCIAL INFORMATION FINANCIAL AID  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Education Centennial Scholars Program Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program First-Year Foundations General Education Requirements Higher Education Opportunity Program Joint Degree Intrauniversity ProgramsFINANCIAL INFORMATION FINANCIAL AID THE CURRICULUM Athena Center for Leadership Studies The Barnard

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Performance Audit of the Department of Energy's Improper Payment Reporting in the Fiscal Year 2011 Agency Financial Report, OAS-FS-12-07  

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

Performance Audit of the Performance Audit of the Department of Energy's Improper Payment Reporting in the Fiscal Year 2011 Agency Financial Report OAS-FS-12-07 March 2012 Department of Energy Washington, DC 20585 March 15, 2012 MEMORANDUM FOR THE SECRETARY for FROM: Gregory H. Friedman Inspector General SUBJECT: INFORMATION: Report on "Performance Audit of the Department of Energy's Improper Payment Reporting in the Fiscal Year 2011 Agency Financial Report" The attached report presents the results of an evaluation of the Department of Energy's Improper Payment Reporting in the Fiscal Year 2011 Agency Financial Report (AFR). To fulfill the Office of Inspector General's audit responsibilities, we contracted with the independent public

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DOE RFP Seeks Projects for Improving Environmental Performance of  

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

DOE RFP Seeks Projects for Improving Environmental Performance of DOE RFP Seeks Projects for Improving Environmental Performance of Unconventional Natural Gas Technologies DOE RFP Seeks Projects for Improving Environmental Performance of Unconventional Natural Gas Technologies December 21, 2011 - 12:00pm Addthis Washington, DC - Research projects to study ways for improving the environmental performance of unconventional gas development are being sought by the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL), a facility of the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Fossil Energy. The research opportunity was released in a request for proposals (RFP) issued by NETL's contractor, the Research Partnership to Secure Energy for America (RPSEA), with a deadline of March 6, 2012. A second RFP, focusing on the needs of small oil and natural gas producers, was released

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Improving consumer value through enhanced performance around the world  

Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

Improving consumer value through enhanced performance around the Improving consumer value through enhanced performance around the world Improving consumer value through enhanced performance around the world LANL statistical tools have helped create Reliability Technology (RT), which increases the overall fraction of productive manufacturing time, or "uptime," for its internal manufacturing lines. April 3, 2012 Improving consumer value through enhanced performance around the world Reliability Technology (RT) is a comprehensive reliability engineering system developed by P&G to increase the overall fraction of productive manufacturing time, or "uptime" for its internal manufacturing lines. The genesis for the system came from the large amount of runtime data collected on P&G's manufacturing lines, coupled with the Laboratory's

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Extension of Comment Period on Improving Performance of Federal Permitting  

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

Extension of Comment Period on Improving Performance of Federal Extension of Comment Period on Improving Performance of Federal Permitting and Review of Infrastructure Projects: Federal Register Notice Volume 78, No. 186 - September 25, 2013 Extension of Comment Period on Improving Performance of Federal Permitting and Review of Infrastructure Projects: Federal Register Notice Volume 78, No. 186 - September 25, 2013 On August 29, 2013, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) published a Request for Information seeking information on a draft Integrated, Interagency Pre-Application (IIP) Process for significant onshore electric transmission projects requiring Federal authorizations. This notice announces an extension of the public comment period for submitting comments regarding the IIP Process to October 31, 2013. Extension of Comment Period on Improving Performance of Federal Permitting

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Extension of Comment Period on Improving Performance of Federal Permitting  

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Extension of Comment Period on Improving Performance of Federal Extension of Comment Period on Improving Performance of Federal Permitting and Review of Infrastructure Projects: Federal Register Notice Volume 78, No. 186 - September 25, 2013 Extension of Comment Period on Improving Performance of Federal Permitting and Review of Infrastructure Projects: Federal Register Notice Volume 78, No. 186 - September 25, 2013 On August 29, 2013, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) published a Request for Information seeking information on a draft Integrated, Interagency Pre-Application (IIP) Process for significant onshore electric transmission projects requiring Federal authorizations. This notice announces an extension of the public comment period for submitting comments regarding the IIP Process to October 31, 2013. Extension of Comment Period on Improving Performance of Federal Permitting

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Improving Face Recognition Performance Using a Hierarchical Bayesian Model  

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which can result in an improved recognition performance over already existing baseline approaches. We use Kernelized Fisher Discriminant Analysis (KFLD) as our baseline as it is superior to PCA in a way that it produces well separated classes even under...

Shikaripur Nadig, Ashwini

2010-04-27T23:59:59.000Z

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Improving Motor and Drive System Performance – A Sourcebook for Industry  

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This sourcebook outlines opportunities to improve motor and drive systems performance, including practical guidelines, energy efficiency assessment instructions, and referrals to other information and assistance such as software, videos, and training opportunities.

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Thermal simulation of batteries for improving E-powertrain performance  

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The electrical energy is stored, for example, in battery systems with voltages of between 12 V ... a simulation tool, 3D-Electrical / 3D-Thermal Co-Simulation for improving electric powertrain performance.

Dipl.-Ing. Michael Clauss; Jakob Hennig; Dr. Carolus Grünig…

2014-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center Improves Cooling System Performance  

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Case study details Marshall Space Flight Center's innovative technologies to improve water efficiency and cooling performance for one of its problematic cooling systems. The program saved the facility more than 800,000 gallons of water in eight months.

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Improving Performance of Federal Permitting and Review of Infrastructure  

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Improving Performance of Federal Permitting and Review of Infrastructure Improving Performance of Federal Permitting and Review of Infrastructure Projects Improving Performance of Federal Permitting and Review of Infrastructure Projects The Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, in collaboration with the Member Agencies of the Steering Committee (Member Agencies) created under Executive Order 13604 of March 22, 2012, and pursuant to the June 7, 2013 Transmission Presidential Memorandum, is seeking public input on a draft Integrated, Interagency Pre-Application (IIP) Process. The proposed IIP Process is intended to improve interagency and intergovernmental coordination focused on ensuring that project proponents develop and submit accurate and complete information early in the project planning process to facilitate efficient

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Request for Information on Improving Performance of Federal Permitting and  

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Information on Improving Performance of Federal Information on Improving Performance of Federal Permitting and Review of Infrastructure Projects: Federal Register Notice Volume 78, No. 168 - August 29, 2013 Request for Information on Improving Performance of Federal Permitting and Review of Infrastructure Projects: Federal Register Notice Volume 78, No. 168 - August 29, 2013 The Department of Energy's Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, in collaboration with the Member Agencies of the Steering Committee (Member Agencies) created under Executive Order 13604 of March 22, 2012, and pursuant to the June 7, 2013 Transmission Presidential Memorandum, is seeking information on a draft Integrated, Interagency Pre-Application (IIP) Process for significant onshore electric transmission projects requiring Federal Authorization(s).

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Potential improvements in SiGe radioisotope thermoelectric generator performance  

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In accordance with NASA{close_quote}s slogan: {open_quotes}Better, Cheaper, Faster,{close_quotes} this paper will address potential improvements to SiGe RTG technology to make them Better. RTGs are doubtless cheaper than {open_quotes}paper designs{close_quotes} which are better and cheaper until development, performance and safety test costs are considered. RTGs have the advantage of being fully developed and tested in the rigors of space for over twenty years. Further, unless a new system can be accelerated tested, as were the RTGs, they cannot be deployed reliably unless a number of systems have succeeded for test periods exceeding the mission lifetime. Two potential developments are discussed that can improve the basic RTG performance by 10 to 40{sup +}{percent} depending on the mission profile. These improvements could be demonstrated in years. Accelerated testing could also be performed in this period to preserve existing RTG reliability. Data from a qualification tested RTG will be displayed, while not definitive, to support the conclusions. Finally, it is anticipated that other investigators will be encouraged to suggest further modifications to the basic RTG design to improve its performance. {copyright} {ital 1999 American Institute of Physics.}

Mowery, A.L. [4 Myrtle Bank Lane, Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, 29926-2650 (United States)

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Improving the performance of floating solar pool covers  

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Experimental and analytical analyses are presented for the evaluation of heat transfer through floating solar swimming pool covers. Two improved floating solar swimming pool cover designs are proposed and investigated in this paper. The results conclusively show that both new cover designs should have significantly better performance than conventional floating solar swimming pool covers.

Cole, M.A.; Lowrey, P. (San Diego State Univ., CA (United States). Dept. of Mechanical Engineering)

1992-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Financial liberalisation in Sri Lanka: an econometric analysis.  

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??This study examines the impact of financial liberalisation on macroeconomic issues such as saving, investment, financial performance, financial sector widening, gross domestic product, and the… (more)

Paudel, Ramsh Chandra

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Improved Initial Performance of Si Nanoparticles by Surface Oxide Reduction  

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Improved Initial Performance of Si Nanoparticles by Surface Oxide Reduction Improved Initial Performance of Si Nanoparticles by Surface Oxide Reduction for Lithium-Ion Battery Application Title Improved Initial Performance of Si Nanoparticles by Surface Oxide Reduction for Lithium-Ion Battery Application Publication Type Journal Article Year of Publication 2011 Authors Xun, Shidi, Xiangyun Song, Michael E. Grass, Daniel K. Roseguo, Z. Liu, Vincent S. Battaglia, and Gao Li Journal Electrochemical Solid-State Letters Volume 14 Start Page A61 Issue 5 Pagination A61-A63 Date Published 02/2001 Keywords Electrochemistry, elemental semiconductors, etching, lithium, nanoparticles, secondary cells, silicon, thermal analysis, transmission electron microscopy, X-ray photoelectron spectra Abstract This study characterizes the native oxide layer of Si nanoparticles and evaluates its effect on their performance for Li-ion batteries. x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy and transmission electron microscopy were applied to identify the chemical state and morphology of the native oxide layer. Elemental and thermogravimetric analysis were used to estimate the oxide content for the Si samples. Hydrofluoric acid was used to reduce the oxide layer. A correlation between etching time and oxide content was established. The initial electrochemical performances indicate that the reversible capacity of etched Si nanoparticles was enhanced significantly compared with that of the as-received Si sample.

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TCP HACK: a mechanism to improve performance over lossy links  

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In recent years, wireless networks have become increasingly common and an increasing number of devices are communicating with each other over lossy links. Unfortunately, TCP performs poorly over lossy links as it is unable to differentiate the loss due to packet corruption from that due to congestion. In this paper, we present an extension to TCP which enables TCP to distinguish packet corruption from congestion in lossy environments resulting in improved performance. We refer to this extension as the HeAder ChecKsum option (HACK). We implemented our algorithm in the Linux kernel and performed various tests to determine its effectiveness. Our results have shown that HACK performs substantially better than both selective acknowledgement (SACK) and NewReno in cases where burst corruptions are frequent. We also found that HACK can co-exist very nicely with SACK and performs even better with SACK enabled.

R.K. Balan; B.P. Lee; K.R.R. Kumar; L. Jacob; W.K.G. Seah; A.L. Ananda

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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New MEA Materials for Improved DMFC Performance, Durability and Cost  

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Abstract Project Title: New MEA Materials for Improved DMFC Performance, Durability and Cost The University of North Florida (UNF)--with project partners the University of Florida, Northeastern University, and Johnson Matthey--has recently completed the Department of Energy (DOE) project entitled “New MEA Materials for Improved DMFC Performance, Durability and Cost”. The primary objective of the project was to advance portable fuel cell MEA technology towards the commercial targets as laid out in the DOE R&D roadmap by developing a passive water recovery MEA (membrane electrode assembly). Developers at the University of North Florida identified water management components as an insurmountable barrier to achieving the required system size and weight necessary to achieve the energy density requirements of small portable power applications. UNF developed an innovative “passive water recovery” MEA for direct methanol fuel cells (DMFC) which provides a path to system simplification and optimization. The passive water recovery MEA incorporates a hydrophobic, porous, barrier layer within the cathode electrode, so that capillary pressure forces the water produced at the cathode through holes in the membrane and back to the anode. By directly transferring the water from the cathode to the anode, the balance of plant is very much simplified and the need for heavy, bulky water recovery components is eliminated. At the heart of the passive water recovery MEA is the UNF DM-1 membrane that utilizes a hydrocarbon structure to optimize performance in a DMFC system. The membrane has inherent performance advantages, such as a low methanol crossover (high overall efficiency), while maintaining a high proton conductivity (good electrochemical efficiency) when compared to perfluorinated sulfonic acid membranes such as Nafion. Critically, the membrane provides an extremely low electro-osmotic drag coefficient of approximately one water molecule per proton (versus the 2-3 for Nafion) that minimizes flooding issues at the cathode, which often fatally limit open cathode MEA performance. During this successfully completed DOE program the project team met all of the project goals. The team built and tested over 1,500 MEAs with a wide range of different manufacturing chemistries and process conditions. This project demonstrated that the UNF MEA design could be fabricated with a high degree of reproducibility and repeatability. Some specific achievements include: • Durability - The UNF MEA has demonstrated over 11,000 hours continuous operation in a short stack configuration. The root cause of an off-state degradation issue was successfully mitigated by modifying the manufacturing process by changing the wetting agents used in the catalyst printing. The stability of the anode electrode was increased by replacing the anode electrodes with a stabilized PtRu/C catalyst. The overall degradation rate was significantly reduced through optimization of the MEA operating conditions. • Performance - The project team optimized the performance of the critical MEA sub-components. By increasing the membrane thickness, the methanol crossover was reduced, thereby increasing the fuel utilization efficiency without sacrificing any electrochemical performance. The reduction in methanol crossover increased the fuel utilization efficiency from 78% to over 90%. The liquid barrier layer was optimized to provide improved reproducibility, thereby improving stack voltage uniformity and reliability. Additionally the barrier layer water permeability was lowered without sacrificing any power density, thereby enabling increased operating temperature. Improvements in the cathode catalyst selection and coating provided an additional 10% to 20% improvement in the MEA performance at the target operating range. • Cost - Commercially scalable processes were developed for all of the critical MEA components which led to improved yields and lower overall manufacturing costs. Furthermore, significant steps have been made in improving the process control, which increases MEA

Fletcher, James H. [University of North Florida; Campbell, Joseph L. [University of North Florida; Cox, Philip [University of North Florida; Harrington, William J. [University of North Florida

2013-09-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Improving Building Performance at Urban Scale with a Framework for  

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Building Performance at Urban Scale with a Framework for Building Performance at Urban Scale with a Framework for Real-time Data Sharing Title Improving Building Performance at Urban Scale with a Framework for Real-time Data Sharing Publication Type Conference Proceedings LBNL Report Number LBNL-6303E Year of Publication 2013 Authors Pang, Xiufeng, Tianzhen Hong, and Mary Ann Piette Date Published 05/2013 Keywords building performance, energy efficiency, energy modeling, optimal operation, urban scale. Abstract This paper describes work in progress toward an urban-scale system aiming to reduce energy use in neighboring buildings by providing three components: a database for accessing past and present weather data from high quality weather stations; a network for communicating energy-saving strategies between building owners; and a set of modeling tools for real-time building energy simulation.

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Agriculture model development to improve performance of the Community Land  

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Agriculture model development to improve performance of the Community Land Agriculture model development to improve performance of the Community Land Model April 3, 2013 The important relationships between climate change and agriculture are uncertain, particularly the feedbacks related to the carbon cycle. Nevertheless, vegetation models have not yet considered the full impacts of management practices and nitrogen feedbacks on the carbon cycle. We are working to meet this need. We have integrated three crop types (corn, soybean, and spring wheat) into the Community Land Model (CLM). In developing the agriculture version of CLM, we added plant processes related to management practices and nitrogen cycling. A manuscript documenting our changes to CLM has been accepted for publication in Geoscientific Model Development Discussions ("Modeling

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Improving Repository Performance by Using DU Dioxide Fill  

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DU Dioxide Fill DU Dioxide Fill Improving Repository Performance by Using DU Dioxide Fill Fills may improve repository performance by acting as sacrificial materials, which delay the degradation of SNF uranium dioxide. Because fill and SNF have the same chemical form of uranium (uranium dioxide), the DU dioxide in a repository is the only fill which has the same behavior as that of the SNF. In the natural environment, some uranium ore deposits have remained intact for very long periods of time. The outer parts of the ore deposit degrade while the inner parts of the deposit are protected. The same approach is proposed herein for protecting SNF. The application could use half or more of the DU inventory in the United States. Behavior of Uranium and Potential Behavior of a Waste Package with SNF and Fill

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Performance improvement plan use in implementing conduct of operations  

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The Nuclear Materials Processing and Waste Management and Environmental Restoration Divisions (NMPD/WMER) of the Westinghouse Savannah River Company (WSRC) operate nineteen individual facilities at Savannah River Site (SRS). These facilities produce the fuel and target assemblies for the SRS Reactors: extract Tritium, Plutonium, Uranium and other isotopes from the irradiated fuel and targets; safely store the radioactive waste from ongoing operations; and encapsulate the waste in a final waste form for long term disposal. Continuous improvement in the operation of all facilities and in the conduct of business at SRS is the goal embodied in the NMPD/WMER Performance Improvement Plan (PIP) discussed in this document. The NMPD/WMER PIP is the mechanism used to establish a basis for operations that will lead to achievement of a performance level that will meet or exceed the standards developed and used in the commercial nuclear power industry.

Baumhardt, R.J.

1992-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Performance improvement plan use in implementing conduct of operations  

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The Nuclear Materials Processing and Waste Management and Environmental Restoration Divisions (NMPD/WMER) of the Westinghouse Savannah River Company (WSRC) operate nineteen individual facilities at Savannah River Site (SRS). These facilities produce the fuel and target assemblies for the SRS Reactors: extract Tritium, Plutonium, Uranium and other isotopes from the irradiated fuel and targets; safely store the radioactive waste from ongoing operations; and encapsulate the waste in a final waste form for long term disposal. Continuous improvement in the operation of all facilities and in the conduct of business at SRS is the goal embodied in the NMPD/WMER Performance Improvement Plan (PIP) discussed in this document. The NMPD/WMER PIP is the mechanism used to establish a basis for operations that will lead to achievement of a performance level that will meet or exceed the standards developed and used in the commercial nuclear power industry.

Baumhardt, R.J.

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Performance improvement of direct- and indirect-fired heaters  

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The operating performance of direct and indirect heaters is discussed, and principles and guidelines that can be applied to effect improvements in efficiency are presented. This paper also discusses the associated heater efficiencies and several useful operating techniques to approach the maximum, steady-state heater efficiency. The techniques presented apply to all types of direct-and indirect-fired heaters: salt bath heaters, propane vaporizers, heater/treaters, production heaters, and glycol and amine regenerators.

Sams, G.W.; Hunter, J.D.

1988-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Improving Dynamic Load and Generator Response PerformanceTools  

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This report is a scoping study to examine research opportunities to improve the accuracy of the system dynamic load and generator models, data and performance assessment tools used by CAISO operations engineers and planning engineers, as well as those used by their counterparts at the California utilities, to establish safe operating margins. Model-based simulations are commonly used to assess the impact of credible contingencies in order to determine system operating limits (path ratings, etc.) to ensure compliance with NERC and WECC reliability requirements. Improved models and a better understanding of the impact of uncertainties in these models will increase the reliability of grid operations by allowing operators to more accurately study system voltage problems and the dynamic stability response of the system to disturbances.

Lesieutre, Bernard C.

2005-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Sustainable Disposal Cell Covers: Legacy Management Practices, Improvements, and Long-Term Performance  

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Sustainable Disposal Cell Covers: Legacy Management Practices, Improvements, and Long-Term Performance

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Feed-Pump Hydraulic Performance and Design Improvement, Phase I:  

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Feed-Pump Hydraulic Performance Feed-Pump Hydraulic Performance and Design Improvement, Phase I: J2esearch Program Design Volume 2 EPRI EPRI CS-2323 Volume 2 Project 1884-6 Final Report March 1982 Keywords: Feed Pumps Feed Pump Reliability Feed Pump Hydraulics Feed Pump Design Feed Pump Research Feed Pump Specifications Prepared by Borg-Warner Corporation (Byron Jackson Pump Division and Borg-Warner Research Center) Carson, California and Massa^ f Technology Cambri__ . s ,-T. a a *a_^"nt.- ji^, w « ' jm.m ^j.^M\MMMim^mjii'mmmjmiiiimm\i- " I E CT R I C P 0 W E R R E S E A R C H I N ST ITO T E DISCLAIMER This report was prepared as an account of work sponsored by an agency of the United States Government. Neither the United States Government nor any agency Thereof, nor any of their employees,

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Improvements in EMC performance of inverter-fed motor drives  

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An experimental investigation of conducted radio-noise emission from a conventional pulse width modulated (PWM) inverter of medium power feeding an induction motor is described. It is determined that the inverter system generates considerable impulse currents through the power leads feeding the system resulting in serious conducted electromagnetic interference (EMI) problems and significant voltage waveform distortion in the power system. The dominant emission sources in the system are identified. A proposed model of the drive system for the purpose of evaluation of EMI are developed. Several low-cost strategies for improvement in EMC performance of the PWM inverter are then proposed. Experimental results demonstrate that disturbance from the modified system can be dramatically reduced and that the EMC performance of the system has come very close to meeting the IEC CISPR and FCC limits on conducted emissions for digital devices.

Zhong, E.; Lipo, T.A. [Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI (United States). Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering

1995-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Improving Emergency Response and Human-Robotic Performance  

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Preparedness for chemical, biological, and radiological/nuclear incidents at nuclear power plants (NPPs) includes the deployment of well trained emergency response teams. While teams are expected to do well, data from other domains suggests that the timeliness and accuracy associated with incident response can be improved through collaborative human-robotic interaction. Many incident response scenarios call for multiple, complex procedure-based activities performed by personnel wearing cumbersome personal protective equipment (PPE) and operating under high levels of stress and workload. While robotic assistance is postulated to reduce workload and exposure, limitations associated with communications and the robot’s ability to act independently have served to limit reliability and reduce our potential to exploit human –robotic interaction and efficacy of response. Recent work at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) on expanding robot capability has the potential to improve human-system response during disaster management and recovery. Specifically, increasing the range of higher level robot behaviors such as autonomous navigation and mapping, evolving new abstractions for sensor and control data, and developing metaphors for operator control have the potential to improve state-of-the-art in incident response. This paper discusses these issues and reports on experiments underway intelligence residing on the robot to enhance emergency response.

David I. Gertman; David J. Bruemmer; R. Scott Hartley

2007-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Continuous improvement of the MHTGR safety and competitive performance  

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An increase in reactor module power from 350 to 450 MW(t) would markedly improve the economics of the Modular High Temperature Gas-Cooled Reactor (MHTGR). The higher power level was recommended as the result of an in-depth cost reduction study undertaken to compete with the declining price of fossil fuel. The safety assessment confirms that the high level of safety, which relies on inherent characteristics and passive features, is maintained at the elevated power level. Preliminary systems, nuclear, and safety performance results are discussed for the recommended 450 MW(t) design. Optimization of plant parameters and design modifications accommodated the operation of the steam generator and circulator at the higher power level. Events in which forced cooling is lost, designated as conduction cooldowns are described in detail. For the depressurized conduction cooldown, without full helium inventory, peak fuel temperatures are significantly lowered. A more negative temperature coefficient of reactivity was achieved while maintaining an adequate fuel cycle and reactivity control. Continual improvement of the MHTGR delivers competitive performance without relinquishing the high safety margins demanded of the next generation of power plants.

Eichenberg, T.W.; Etzel, K.T.; Mascaro, L.L.; Rucker, R.A.

1992-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Performance improvement options for the supercritical carbon dioxide brayton cycle.  

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The supercritical carbon dioxide (S-CO{sub 2}) Brayton cycle is under development at Argonne National Laboratory as an advanced power conversion technology for Sodium-Cooled Fast Reactors (SFRs) as well as other Generation IV advanced reactors as an alternative to the traditional Rankine steam cycle. For SFRs, the S-CO{sub 2} Brayton cycle eliminates the need to consider sodium-water reactions in the licensing and safety evaluation, reduces the capital cost of the SFR plant, and increases the SFR plant efficiency. Even though the S-CO{sub 2} cycle has been under development for some time and optimal sets of operating parameters have been determined, those earlier development and optimization studies have largely been directed at applications to other systems such as gas-cooled reactors which have higher operating temperatures than SFRs. In addition, little analysis has been carried out to investigate cycle configurations deviating from the selected 'recompression' S-CO{sub 2} cycle configuration. In this work, several possible ways to improve S-CO{sub 2} cycle performance for SFR applications have been identified and analyzed. One set of options incorporates optimization approaches investigated previously, such as variations in the maximum and minimum cycle pressure and minimum cycle temperature, as well as a tradeoff between the component sizes and the cycle performance. In addition, the present investigation also covers options which have received little or no attention in the previous studies. Specific options include a 'multiple-recompression' cycle configuration, intercooling and reheating, as well as liquid-phase CO{sub 2} compression (pumping) either by CO{sub 2} condensation or by a direct transition from the supercritical to the liquid phase. Some of the options considered did not improve the cycle efficiency as could be anticipated beforehand. Those options include: a double recompression cycle, intercooling between the compressor stages, and reheating between the turbine stages. Analyses carried out as part of the current investigation confirm the possibilities of improving the cycle efficiency that have been identified in previous investigations. The options in this group include: increasing the heat exchanger and turbomachinery sizes, raising of the cycle high end pressure (although the improvement potential of this option is very limited), and optimization of the low end temperature and/or pressure to operate as close to the (pseudo) critical point as possible. Analyses carried out for the present investigation show that significant cycle performance improvement can sometimes be realized if the cycle operates below the critical temperature at its low end. Such operation, however, requires the availability of a heat sink with a temperature lower than 30 C for which applicability of this configuration is dependent upon the climate conditions where the plant is constructed (i.e., potential performance improvements are site specific). Overall, it is shown that the S-CO{sub 2} Brayton cycle efficiency can potentially be increased to 45 %, if a low temperature heat sink is available and incorporation of larger components (e.g.., heat exchangers or turbomachinery) having greater component efficiencies does not significantly increase the overall plant cost.

Moisseytsev, A.; Sienicki, J. J.; Nuclear Engineering Division

2008-07-17T23:59:59.000Z

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FY 2012 Agency Financial Report  

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in order to provide performance, financial in order to provide performance, financial and related information in a more meaningful and useful format. The Department of Energy (Department or DOE), has chosen an alternative reporting to the consolidated Performance and Accountability Report and instead, produces an Agency Financial Report, an Annual Performance Report and a Summary of Performance and Financial Information, pursuant to the OMB Circular A-136. This reporting approach simplifies and streamlines the performance presentations while utilizing the Internet for providing and leveraging additional performance information. The Department's fiscal year (FY) 2012 reporting includes the following three components and will be available at the website below, as each component

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A metrological large range atomic force microscope with improved performance  

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A metrological large range atomic force microscope (Met. LR-AFM) has been set up and improved over the past years at Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB). Being designed as a scanning sample type instrument the sample is moved in three dimensions by a mechanical ball bearing stage in combination with a compact z -piezostage. Its topography is detected by a position-stationary AFM head. The sample displacement is measured by three embedded miniature homodyneinterferometers in the x y and z directions. The AFM head is aligned in such a way that its cantilever tip is positioned on the sample surface at the intersection point of the three interferometer measurement beams for satisfying the Abbe measurement principle. In this paper further improvements of the Met. LR-AFM are reported. A new AFM head using the beam deflection principle has been developed to reduce the influence of parasitic optical interference phenomena. Furthermore an off-line Heydemann correction method has been applied to reduce the inherent interferometer nonlinearities to less than 0.3 nm ( p - v ) . Versatile scanning functions for example radial scanning or local AFM measurement functions have been implemented to optimize the measurement process. The measurement software is also improved and allows comfortable operations of the instrument via graphical user interface or script-based command sets. The improved Met. LR-AFM is capable of measuring for instance the step height lateral pitch line width nanoroughness and other geometrical parameters of nanostructures.Calibration results of a one-dimensional grating and a set of film thickness standards are demonstrated showing the excellent metrological performance of the instrument.

Gaoliang Dai; Helmut Wolff; Frank Pohlenz; Hans-Ulrich Danzebrink

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Improving the performance of algorithms to find communities in networks  

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Most algorithms to detect communities in networks typically work without any information on the cluster structure to be found, as one has no a priori knowledge of it, in general. Not surprisingly, knowing some features of the unknown partition could help its identification, yielding an improvement of the performance of the method. Here we show that, if the number of clusters was known beforehand, standard methods, like modularity optimization, would considerably gain in accuracy, mitigating the severe resolution bias that undermines the reliability of the results of the original unconstrained version. The number of clusters can be inferred from the spectra of the recently introduced nonbacktracking and flow matrices, even in benchmark graphs with realistic community structure. The limit of such a two-step procedure is the overhead of the computation of the spectra.

Richard K. Darst; Zohar Nussinov; Santo Fortunato

2014-03-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of improved performance refractory liner materials for slagging gasifiers  

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Refractory liners for slagging gasifiers used in power generation, chemical production, or as a possible future source of hydrogen for a hydrogen based economy, suffer from a short service life. These liner materials are made of high Cr2O3 and lower levels of Al2O3 and/or ZrO2. As a working face lining in the gasifier, refractories are exposed to molten slags at elevated temperature that originate from ash in the carbon feedstock, including coal and/or petroleum coke. The molten slag causes refractory failure by corrosion dissolution and by spalling. The Albany Research Center is working to improve the performance of Cr2O3 refractories and to develop refractories without Cr2O3 or with Cr2O3 content under 30 wt pct. Research on high Cr2O3 materials has resulted in an improved refractory with phosphate additions that is undergoing field testing. Results to date of field trials, along with research direction on refractories with no or low Cr2O3, will be discussed.

Kwong, Kyei-Sing; Bennett, James P.; Powell, Cynthia; Thomas, Hugh; Krabbe, Rick

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High Performance Healthcare Buildings: A Roadmap to Improved Energy Efficiency  

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Roadmap to Improved Energy Efficiency iii 11-Sept-2009 ListA Roadmap to Improved Energy Efficiency 11-Sept-2009 Topic /A Roadmap to Improved Energy Efficiency 11-Sept-2009 Topic /

Singer, Brett C.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Improving Indoor Environmental Quality and Energy Performance of Modular  

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Indoor Environmental Quality and Energy Performance of Modular Indoor Environmental Quality and Energy Performance of Modular Classroom HVAC Systems Title Improving Indoor Environmental Quality and Energy Performance of Modular Classroom HVAC Systems Publication Type Conference Proceedings Year of Publication 2005 Authors Apte, Michael G., Michael Spears, Chi-Ming Lai, and Derek G. Shendell Conference Name Proceedings of Sustainable Buildings 2005 Conference Pagination 1432-1437 Conference Location Tokyo, Japan, September 27-29, 2005 Abstract The factory-built relocatable classroom (RC) is a dominant force in the school facility construction industry in the United States (U.S.) and elsewhere. It is estimated that there are approximately 650,000 RCs currently occupied in the U.S., housing about 16 million students. RCs receive public attention due to complaints about poor indoor environmental quality (IEQ). Both measured data and anecdotal evidence in California have suggested excessive acoustical noise from heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) equipment as a central factor leading to degraded IEQ. In the U.S., RCs are typically equipped with unitary exterior wall-mount HVAC systems, and interior acoustical noise due to structural and airborne transmission can reach levels of about 58dB(A) with compressor cycling, under unoccupied conditions. Due to these noise levels teachers often simply choose to turn off the HVAC, leading to inadequate ventilation, as well as poor thermal conditioning, and thus to poor indoor air quality. Elevated levels of carbon dioxide and volatile organic compounds including formaldehyde are common. We discuss the acoustic component of our efforts to develop and test energy efficient HVAC systems that address the ventilation, controls, and acoustic requirements necessary to ensure high quality indoor environments in RCs

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Improved LWR Cladding Performance by EPD Surface Modification Technique  

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This project will utilize the electro-phoretic deposition technique (EPD) in conjunction with nanofluids to deposit oxide coatings on prototypic zirconium alloy cladding surfaces. After demonstrating that this surface modification is reproducible and robust, the team will subject the modified surface to boiling and corrosion tests to characterize the improved nucleate boiling behavior and superior corrosion performance. The scope of work consists of the following three tasks: The first task will employ the EPD surface modification technique to coat the surface of a prototypic set of zirconium alloy cladding tube materials (e.g. Zircaloy and advanced alloys such as M5) with a micron-thick layer of zirconium oxide nanoparticles. The team will characterize the modified surface for uniformity using optical microscopy and scanning-electron microscopy, and for robustness using standard hardness measurements. After zirconium alloy cladding samples have been prepared and characterized using the EPD technique, the team will begin a set of boiling experiments to measure the heat transfer coefficient and critical heat flux (CHF) limit for each prepared sample and its control sample. This work will provide a relative comparison of the heat transfer performance for each alloy and the surface modification technique employed. As the boiling heat transfer experiments begin, the team will also begin corrosion tests for these zirconium alloy samples using a water corrosion test loop that can mimic light water reactor (LWR) operational environments. They will perform extended corrosion tests on the surface-modified zirconium alloy samples and control samples to examine the robustness of the modified surface, as well as the effect on surface oxidation

Michael Corradini; Kumar Sridharan

2012-11-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Furnace Blower Performance Improvements- Building America Top Innovation  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

This Top Innovation profile describes Building America research into improving efficiency of furnace fan blowers.

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NERSC and HDF Group Optimize HDF5 Library to Improve I/O Performance  

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NERSC and HDF Group Optimize HDF5 Library to Improve IO Performance NERSC and HDF Group Optimize HDF5 Library to Improve IO Performance June 28, 2010 A common complaint among air...

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Agency Financial Reports | Department of Energy  

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Agency Financial Reports Agency Financial Reports Agency Financial Reports The Reports Consolidation Act of 2000 authorizes Federal agencies, with the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) concurrence, to consolidate various reports in order to provide performance, financial and related information in a more meaningful and useful format. The Department of Energy (Department or DOE) has chosen an alternative reporting to the consolidated Performance and Accountability Report and instead, produces an Agency Financial Report, an Annual Performance Report and a Summary of Performance and Financial Information, pursuant to the OMB Circular A-136. This reporting approach simplifies and streamlines the performance presentations while utilizing the Internet for providing and leveraging

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Agency Financial Reports | Department of Energy  

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Agency Financial Reports Agency Financial Reports Agency Financial Reports The Reports Consolidation Act of 2000 authorizes Federal agencies, with the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) concurrence, to consolidate various reports in order to provide performance, financial and related information in a more meaningful and useful format. The Department of Energy (Department or DOE) has chosen an alternative reporting to the consolidated Performance and Accountability Report and instead, produces an Agency Financial Report, an Annual Performance Report and a Summary of Performance and Financial Information, pursuant to the OMB Circular A-136. This reporting approach simplifies and streamlines the performance presentations while utilizing the Internet for providing and leveraging

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High Performance Healthcare Buildings: A Roadmap to Improved Energy Efficiency  

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source heat pumps (newer designs are greatly improved), condensing boilers, advanced control sequences to allow utilization of variable air

Singer, Brett C.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High Performance Healthcare Buildings: A Roadmap to Improved Energy  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

and benchmarking energy use; best practices and training; codes and standards; improved utilization of existing HVAC designs and technology; innovation in HVAC design and technology; electrical system design

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High Performance Healthcare Buildings: A Roadmap to Improved Energy Efficiency  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

operation with energy efficiency in building systems. X X Xoperation with energy efficiency in building systems. 10.3.energy efficiency improvements in healthcare buildings. A

Singer, Brett C.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

93

Improving Pumping System Performance: A Sourcebook for Industry, Second Edition  

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Prepared for the DOE Industrial Technologies Program, this sourcebook contains the practical guidelines and information manufacturers need to improve the efficiency of their pumping systems.

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2006-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Smart Grid Projects Are Improving Performance and Helping Consumers...  

Energy Savers [EERE]

losses, peak demand, and customer bills by adjusting voltage levels along local power lines. Remotely accessible smart meters reduce operating costs, improve outage management...

95

Financial Opportunities  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Weatherization and Intergovernmental Program provides financial support and technical assistance to states, local governments, and municipal utilities through the projects it manages.

96

High Performance Healthcare Buildings: A Roadmap to Improved Energy Efficiency  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Efficiency 11-Sept-2009 9. Economic and Organizationaland Organizational Issues 9.1. Strategies to overcome structural challenges to energy efficiencyorganizational scheme to facilitate discussion of challenges to improving energy efficiency

Singer, Brett C.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Improving Building Energy System Performance by Continuous Commissioning  

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data. The first buildings to undergo a continuous commissioning process were in the Texas LoanSTAR program [Liu, et al, 1994, Claridge, et al, 1994]. These buildings had been retrofitted with various energy efficiency improvements, and measured hourly...

Turner, W. D.; Liu, M.; Claridge, D. E.; Haberl, J. S.

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Improved performance of railcar/rail truck interface components  

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turning moments around curved track, wear of truck components, and increased detrimental dynamic effects. The recommended improvement of the rail truck interface is a set of two steel inserts, one concave and one convex, that can be retrofit to center...

Story, Brett Alan

2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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High Performance Healthcare Buildings: A Roadmap to Improved Energy Efficiency  

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Integrated design, incorporation of models from other advanced buildingsand building operators. Communication with users through integrated designintegrated design process has great potential to advance cost-effective reductions in energy intensity – often while improving building

Singer, Brett C.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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J.R. Simplot: Burner Upgrade Project Improves Performance and...  

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Company saved energy and money by increasing the efficiency of the steam system in its potato processing plant in Caldwell, Idaho. J.R. Simplot: Burner Upgrade Project Improves...

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69Financial Aid Financial Aid  

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financial assistance as a package in the form of a grant from AUB and a loan from HSBC or Byblos Bank

Shihadeh, Alan

102

FY 2011 Agency Financial Report  

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

Foreword Foreword he Reports Consolidation Act of 2000 authorizes Federal agencies, with the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) concurrence, to consolidate various reports in order to provide performance, financial and related information in a more meaningful and useful format. The Department of Energy (Department or DOE) has chosen an alternative reporting to the consolidated Performance and Accountability Report and instead, produces an Agency Financial Report, an Annual Performance Report and a Summary of Performance and Financial Information, pursuant to the OMB Circular A-136. This reporting approach simplifies and streamlines the performance presentations while utilizing the Internet for providing and leveraging additional performance

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Performance Predictions and Topology Improvements for Optical Serrodyne Comb Generators  

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Detailed simulations identify which optical components affect the performance of a radio frequency (RF) and optical comb generator based on an optical loop with a phase modulator. The...

Lowery, Arthur

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Analyzing and Improving MPI Communication Performance in Overcommitted Virtualized Systems  

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Nowadays, it is an important trend in the system domain to use the software-based virtualization technology to build the execution environments (e.g., Clouds) and serve high performance computing (HPC) applications. However, with the extra virtualization ... Keywords: virtualization, cloud, MPI, performance

Zhiyuan Shao; Qiang Wang; Xuejiao Xie; Hai Jin; Ligang He

2011-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A New Approach in Urea Dosing to Improve Performance and Durability...  

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

Approach in Urea Dosing to Improve Performance and Durability of SCR Systems for the Use in Off-Road Applications to Fulfill Tier 4 Final A New Approach in Urea Dosing to Improve...

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Performance Engineering: Understanding and Improving the Performance of Large-Scale Codes  

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Journal of High Performance Computing Applications, vol.component of the high-performance computing world. This isJournal of High Performance Computing Applications, vol.

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Improving Process Heating System Performance: A Sourcebook for Industry, Second Edition  

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This sourcebook describes basic process heating applications and equipment, and outlines opportunities for energy and performance improvements. It also discusses the merits of using a systems approach in identifying and implementing these improvement opportunities. It is not intended to be a comprehensive technical text on improving process heating systems, but serves to raise awareness of potential performance improvement opportunities, provides practical guidelines, and offers suggestions on where to find additional help.

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Free Flow Power Partners to Improve Hydrokinetic Turbine Performance...  

Office of Environmental Management (EM)

as the device performed as expected, with no discernible harm to river-dwelling fish. Free Flow has also completed preliminary designs of utility-scale installations at a...

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Communication impacting financial markets  

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Behavioral finance has become an increasingly important subfield of finance. However the main parts of behavioral finance, prospect theory included, understand financial markets through individual investment behavior. Behavioral finance thereby ignores any interaction between participants. We introduce a socio-financial model that studies the impact of communication on the pricing in financial markets. Considering the simplest possible case where each market participant has either a positive (bullish) or negative (bearish) sentiment with respect to the market, we model the evolution of the sentiment in the population due to communication in subgroups of different sizes. Nonlinear feedback effects between the market performance and changes in sentiments are taking into account by assuming that the market performance is dependent on changes in sentiments (e.g. a large sudden positive change in bullishness would lead to more buying). The market performance in turn has an impact on the sentiment through the trans...

Andersen, Jorgen Vitting; Dellaportas, Petros; Galam, Serge

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Emergence of Trade Associations as Agents of Environmental Performance Improvement  

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This paper explores a surprising phenomenon: the emergence of trade associations as agents of environmental performance improvement. Trade associations in the United States have historically fought environmental regulation, ...

Nash, Jennifer

2002-08-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Improvement of Electrocatalyst Performance in Hydrogen Fuel Cells by Multiscale Modelling.  

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??The work in this thesis addresses the improvement of electrocatalyst performance inhydrogen PEM fuel cells. An agglomerate model for a catalyst layer was coupled witha… (more)

Marthosa, Sutida

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High Performance Healthcare Buildings: A Roadmap to Improved Energy Efficiency  

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This document presents a road map for improving the energy efficiency of hospitals and other healthcare facilities. The report compiles input from a broad array of experts in healthcare facility design and operations. The initial section lists challenges and barriers to efficiency improvements in healthcare. Opportunities are organized around the following ten themes: understanding and benchmarking energy use; best practices and training; codes and standards; improved utilization of existing HVAC designs and technology; innovation in HVAC design and technology; electrical system design; lighting; medical equipment and process loads; economic and organizational issues; and the design of next generation sustainable hospitals. Achieving energy efficiency will require a broad set of activities including research, development, deployment, demonstration, training, etc., organized around 48 specific objectives. Specific activities are prioritized in consideration of potential impact, likelihood of near- or mid-term feasibility and anticipated cost-effectiveness. This document is intended to be broad in consideration though not exhaustive. Opportunities and needs are identified and described with the goal of focusing efforts and resources.

Singer, Brett C.; Tschudi, William F.

2009-09-08T23:59:59.000Z

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Improving Indoor Air Quality Improves the Performance of Office Work and School Work  

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-10-15a Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference for Enhanced Building Operations, Berlin, Germany, October 20-22, 2008 Definitions #0;? Performance: ability of an individual to perform different mentally and/or physically demanding tasks... Building Operations, Berlin, Germany, October 20-22, 2008 Performance vs productivity #0;? #0;? Effect on individual performance of reading: reduced by 10% Effect on overall productivity: reduced by only 5% if reading speed critical for 50...

Wargocki, P.

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Efficient materialization of dynamic web data to improve web performance  

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The issues of performance, response efficiency and data consistency are among the most important ones for data intensive Web sites on the Internet today. In order to deal with these issues we analyze and evaluate a materialization policy that may be ...

Christos Bouras; Agisilaos Konidaris

2002-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Improving cryogenic deuterium–tritium implosion performance on OMEGA  

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A flexible direct-drive target platform is used to implode cryogenic deuterium–tritium (DT) capsules on the OMEGA laser [Boehly et al., Opt. Commun. 133, 495 (1997)]. The goal of these experiments is to demonstrate ignition hydrodynamically equivalent performance where the laser drive intensity, the implosion velocity, the fuel adiabat, and the in-flight aspect ratio (IFAR) are the same as those for a 1.5-MJ target [Goncharov et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 104, 165001 (2010)] designed to ignite on the National Ignition Facility [Hogan et al., Nucl. Fusion 41, 567 (2001)]. The results from a series of 29 cryogenic DT implosions are presented. The implosions were designed to span a broad region of design space to study target performance as a function of shell stability (adiabat) and implosion velocity. Ablation-front perturbation growth appears to limit target performance at high implosion velocities. Target outer-surface defects associated with contaminant gases in the DT fuel are identified as the dominant perturbation source at the ablation surface; performance degradation is confirmed by 2D hydrodynamic simulations that include these defects. A trend in the value of the Lawson criterion [Betti et al., Phys. Plasmas 17, 058102 (2010)] for each of the implosions in adiabat–IFAR space suggests the existence of a stability boundary that leads to ablator mixing into the hot spot for the most ignition-equivalent designs.

Sangster, T. C.; Goncharov, V. N.; Betti, R.; Radha, P. B.; Boehly, T. R.; Collins, T. J. B.; Craxton, R. S.; Delettrez, J. A.; Edgell, D. H.; Epstein, R.; Forrest, C. J.; Froula, D. H.; Glebov, Y. Yu.; Harding, D. R.; Hohenberger, M.; Hu, S. X.; Igumenshchev, I. V.; Janezic, R.; Kelly, J. H.; Kessler, T. J. [Laboratory for Laser Energetics, University of Rochester, 250 East River Road, Rochester, New York 14623 (United States)] [Laboratory for Laser Energetics, University of Rochester, 250 East River Road, Rochester, New York 14623 (United States); and others

2013-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Improvement in Plasma Performance with Lithium Coatings in NSTX  

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Lithium as a plasma-facing material has attractive features, including a reduction in the recycling of hydrogenic species and the potential for withstanding high heat and neutron fluxes in fusion reactors. Dramatic effects on plasma performance with lithium-coated plasma-facing components (PFCOs) have been demonstrated on many fusion devices, including TFTR, [1] T-11M, [2] and FT-U. [3] Using a liquid-lithium-filled tray as a limiter, the CDX-U device achieved very significant enhancement in the confinement time of ohmically heated plasmas. [4] The recent NSTX experiments reported here have demonstrated, for the first time, significant and recurring benefits of lithium PFC coatings on divertor plasma performance in both L- and H- mode regimes heated by neutral beams.

Kaita, R; Ahn, J -W; Allain, J P; Bell, M G; Bell, R; Boedo, J; Bush, C; Mansfield, D; Menard, J; Mueller, D; Ono, M; Paul, S; Raman, R; Roquemore, A L; Ross, P W; Sabbagh, S; Schneider, H; Skinner, C H; Soukhanovskii, V; Stevenson, T; Stotler, D; Timberlake, J; Wampler, W R; Wilgen, J B

2008-09-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Improvement in Plasma Performance with Lithium Coatings in NSTX  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Lithium as a plasma-facing material has attractive features, including a reduction in the recycling of hydrogenic species and the potential for withstanding high heat and neutron fluxes in fusion reactors. Dramatic effects on plasma performance with lithium-coated plasma-facing components (PFC's) have been demonstrated on many fusion devices, including TFTR, T-11M, and FT-U. Using a liquid-lithium-filled tray as a limiter, the CDX-U device achieved very significant enhancement in the confinement time of ohmically heated plasmas. The recent NSTX experiments reported here have demonstrated, for the first time, significant and recurring benefits of lithium PFC coatings on divertor plasma performance in both L- and H- mode regimes heated by neutral beams.

Kaita, R

2009-02-17T23:59:59.000Z

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APPLICATION OF IT AND INTERNATIONAL STANDARDS TO IMPROVE BUILDING ENVELOPE PERFORMANCE  

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, Quebec, Canada ABSTRACT Improving thermal performance of building envelopes reduces energy consumption to be introduced to provide the required fresh air to the occupants. In other words, the energy performance must, thermal performance, indoor air quality, structural stability, acoustic performance, fire control, etc

Hammad, Amin

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Lithium Surface Coatings for Improved Plasma Performance in NSTX  

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NSTX high-power divertor plasma experiments have shown, for the first time, significant and frequent benefits from lithium coatings applied to plasma facing components. Lithium pellet injection on NSTX introduced lithium pellets with masses 1 to 5 mg via He discharges. Lithium coatings have also been applied with an oven that directed a collimated stream of lithium vapor toward the graphite tiles of the lower center stack and divertor. Lithium depositions from a few mg to 1 g have been applied between discharges. Benefits from the lithium coating were sometimes, but not always seen. These improvements sometimes included decreases plasma density, inductive flux consumption, and ELM frequency, and increases in electron temperature, ion temperature, energy confinement and periods of MHD quiescence. In addition, reductions in lower divertor D, C, and O luminosity were measured.

Kugel, H W; Ahn, J -W; Allain, J P; Bell, R; Boedo, J; Bush, C; Gates, D; Gray, T; Kaye, S; Kaita, R; LeBlanc, B; Maingi, R; Majeski, R; Mansfield, D; Menard, J; Mueller, D; Ono, M; Paul, S; Raman, R; Roquemore, A L; Ross, P W; Sabbagh, S; Schneider, H; Skinner, C H; Soukhanovskii, V; Stevenson, T; Timberlake, J; Wampler, W R

2008-02-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Wave Motion 33 (2001) 225243 Boussinesq-type equations with improved nonlinear performance  

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Wave Motion 33 (2001) 225­243 Boussinesq-type equations with improved nonlinear performance Andrew In this paper, we derive and test a set of extended Boussinesq equations with improved nonlinear performance Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved. Keywords: Boussinesq equations; Water waves; Numerical methods

Kirby, James T.

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Development of an improved performance SiGe unicouple  

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A two-step diffusion bonding process was developed such that the p-type material is bonded to the SiMo hot shoe first at 1594 K followed by the lower melting point n-type material between 1518 and 1520 K. Standard procedures were used to silicon nitride coat the thermoelectric pellets and to attach the cold side CTE transition and heat rejection components to produce unicouples. Two unicouples successfully withstood simulated rivet operations as would be experienced in the fabrication of a Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generator (RTG) converter to verify the integrity of the tungsten cold shoe to thermoelectric material interface. The performance of these unicouples will be further evaluated in an 18-couple test module. {copyright}American Institute of Physics 1995

Nakahara, J.F.; Franklin, B.; DeFillipo, L.E. [Martin Marietta Astro Space, PO Box 8555, Room 29B12, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19101-8555 (United States)

1995-01-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Technetium and Iodine Getters to Improve Cast Stone Performance  

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To determine the effectiveness of the various getter materials prior to their solidification in Cast Stone, a series of batch sorption experiments was performed at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. To quantify the effectiveness of the removal of Tc(VII) and I(I) from solution by getters, the distribution coefficient, Kd (mL/g), was calculated. Testing involved placing getter material in contact with spiked waste solutions at a 1:100 solid-to-solution ratio for periods up to 45 days with periodic solution sampling. One Tc getter was also tested at a 1:10 solid-to-solution ratio. Two different solution media, 18.2 M? deionized water (DI H2O) and a 7.8 M Na LAW simulant, were used in the batch sorption tests. Each test was conducted at room temperature in an anoxic chamber containing N2 with a small amount of H2 (0.7%) to maintain anoxic conditions. Each getter-solution combination was run in duplicate. Three Tc- and I-doping concentrations were used separately in aliquots of both the 18.2 M? DI H2O and a 7.8 M Na LAW waste simulant. The 1× concentration was developed based on Hanford Tank Waste Operations Simulator (HTWOS) model runs to support the River Protection Project System Plan Revision 6. The other two concentrations were 5× and 10× of the HTWOS values. The Tc and I tests were run separately (i.e., the solutions did not contain both solutes). Sampling of the solid-solution mixtures occurred nominally after 0.2, 1, 3, 6, 9, 12, 15 days and ~35 to 45 days. Seven getter materials were tested for Tc and five materials were tested for I. The seven Tc getters were blast furnace slag 1 (BFS1) (northwest source), BFS2 (southeast source), Sn(II)-treated apatite, Sn(II) chloride, nano tin phosphate, KMS (a potassium-metal-sulfide), and tin hydroxapatite. The five iodine getters were layered bismuth hydroxide (LBH), argentite mineral, synthetic argentite, silver-treated carbon, and silver-treated zeolite. The Tc Kd values measured from experiments conducted using the 7.8 M Na LAW simulant (the simulant selected to represent LAW) for the first 15 days for four Tc getters (BFS1, BFS2, Sn(II)-treated apatite, and Sn(II) chloride) show no, to a very small, capacity to remove Tc from the LAW simulant. For the Tc-getter experiments in the 7.8 M LAW simulant, the majority of the effluent samples show very small drops in Tc concentrations for the 35-day compared to the 15-day samplings. However, the Tc concentration in the simulant blanks also dropped slightly during this period, so the effect of the getter contacting LAW simulant at 35 days compared to 15 days is minimal; except that the BFS1 1:10 test shows a slow but steady decrease in Tc concentration in the LAW simulant supernatant from the beginning to the 35 day contact at which point about 20% of the original Tc has been removed from solution. Lastly, the KMS getter gives the highest Kd value for Tc at 35 days where Kd values have increased to 104 mL/g. When considering the different I getters reacting with the 7.8 M LAW simulant, two getters are much more effective than the others: Ag zeolite and Syn Arg. The other getters have calculated iodide distribution coefficients that show very limited effectiveness in the caustic conditions created by the LAW simulant. These are preliminary results that will need more detailed analyses including both pre- and post-batch sorption getter solid-phase characterization using state-of-the-art instrumentation such as synchrotron X ray absorption spectroscopy, which can delineate the oxidation state of the Tc and likely iodine species as well as some of the getters key major components, sulfur and iron in the BFS, and tin and sulfur in the tin-bearing and sulfur-bearing getters. This report also describes future experimental studies to be performed to better elucidate the mechanisms controlling the Tc and I sequestration processes in the various getters and leach tests of getter-bearing Cast Stone monoliths.

Qafoku, Nikolla; Neeway, James J.; Lawter, Amanda R.; Levitskaia, Tatiana G.; Serne, R. Jeffrey; Westsik, Joseph H.; Snyder, Michelle MV

2014-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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ILC-TCP: An Interlayer Collaboration Protocol for TCP Performance Improvement in Mobile and Wireless  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Internet has led to the optimization of network protocols to provide for a better performance. Most of the Internet traffic uses TCP, the de- facto transport layer protocol. Unfortunately, TCP performance degrades in the mobile and wireless environments. A good amount of research has been attempted to improve its performance

Helal, Abdelsalam

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Integrated Approach Towards the Application of Horizontal Wells to Improve Waterflooding Performance  

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This final report describes the progress during the six year of the project on ''Integrated Approach Towards the Application of Horizontal Wells to Improve Waterflooding Performance.'' This report is funded under the Department of Energy's (DOE's) Class I program which is targeted towards improving the reservoir performance of mature oil fields located in fluvially-dominated deltaic deposits. The project involves using an integrated approach to characterize the reservoir followed by drilling of horizontal injection wells to improve production performance. The project was divided into two budget periods. In the first budget period, many modern technologies were used to develop a detailed reservoir management plan; whereas, in the second budget period, conventional data was used to develop a reservoir management plan. The idea was to determine the cost effectiveness of various technologies in improving the performance of mature oil fields.

Kelkar, Mohan; Liner, Chris; Kerr, Dennis

1999-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Using FEC Code for Improving the WDM/SCM - PON Performance  

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Using FEC Code for Improving the WDM/SCM - PON PerformanceDong-Min Seol, Seung-Hyun Jang, Chul-Soo Lee, Eui-Suk Jung, Byoung-Whi KimElectronics and Telecommunications Research...

Seol, Dong-Min; Lee, Chul-Soo; Jang, Seung-Hyun; Jung, Eui-Suk; Kim, Byoung-Whi

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On improving performance and conserving power in cluster-based web servers  

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. Existing research separately addresses server performance and power conservation. The locality-aware request distribution (LARD) scheme improves the system response time by having the requests served by web servers which have the data in their cache...

Vageesan, Gopinath

2007-04-25T23:59:59.000Z

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EASURING IMPROVEMENT IN THE ENERGY PERFORMANCE OF THE U.S. CORN REFINING INDUSTRY  

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| P | P a g e MEASURING IMPROVEMENT IN THE ENERGY PERFORMANCE OF THE U.S. CORN REFINING INDUSTRY SPONSORED BY THE U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY AS PART OF THE ENERGY STAR® PROGRAM GALE A. BOYD AND CHRISTIAN DELGADO DUKE UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMICS BOX 90097, DURHAM, NC 27708 JULY 10, 2012 2 | P a g e MEASURING IMPROVEMENT IN THE ENERGY PERFORMANCE OF THE U.S. CORN REFINING INDUSTRY CONTENTS Figures .................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 3 Tables ................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 3

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Clean Cities: Related Financial Opportunities  

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Related Financial Opportunities Related Financial Opportunities Transportation-related financial opportunities from organizations and federal agencies outside Clean Cities are listed below. Some of the government agencies listed have ongoing funding available; others issue funding notices periodically or assist in forming partnerships that can provide funding opportunities for transportation-related projects. U.S. Department of Transportation Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement (CMAQ) Program: Administered by the Federal Highway Administration and the Federal Transit Administration, CMAQ funds projects and programs that reduce transportation-related emissions and relieve traffic congestion. Funds are distributed locally through metropolitan planning organizations.

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FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE  

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FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FUNDING OPPORTUNITY ANNOUNCEMENT U.S. Department of Energy and Government of India U.S.-India Joint Clean Energy Research and Development Center Funding Opportunity Number: DE-FOA-0000506 Announcement Type: Initial CFDA Number: 81.087 Issue Date: May 16, 2011 Question Due Date: No later than July 25, 2011 Application Due Date: August 16, 2011 Submit Application to the following e-mail addresses: JCERDC@HQ.DOE.GOV (US) and JCERDC@INDOUSSTF.ORG (India) 2 TABLE OF CONTENTS PART I - FUNDING OPPORTUNITY DESCRIPTION A. Summary B. Joint Clean Energy Research and Development Center C. Center Structure & Governance D. Role of Consortia E. DOE Funding F. Government of India Funding G. Team Arrangements

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Consolidated Financial Statements | Department of Energy  

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Reports » Consolidated Financial Statements Reports » Consolidated Financial Statements Consolidated Financial Statements December 20, 2013 Audit Report: OAS-FS-14-04 Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's Fiscal Year 2013 Financial Statement Audit December 12, 2013 Audit Report: OAS-FS-14-03 Department of Energy's Fiscal Year 2013 Consolidated Financial Statements December 11, 2013 Audit Report: OAS-FS-14-02 Department of Energy's Nuclear Waste Fund's Fiscal Year 2013 Financial Statement Audit November 25, 2013 Audit Report: OAS-FS-14-01 Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's Fiscal Year 2013 Financial Statement Audit August 12, 2013 Audit Report: OAS-FS-13-13 Southwestern Federal Power System's Fiscal Year 2012 Financial Statement Audit March 14, 2013 Audit Report: OAS-FS-13-12 Performance Audit of the Department of Energy's Improper Payment Reporting

131

Draft FY 2012 Agency Financial Report  

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to provide performance, financial and to provide performance, financial and related information in a more meaningful and useful format. For Fiscal Year 2013, the Department of Energy (Department or DOE), has produced an Agency Financial Report, and will provide an Annual Performance Report and a Summary of Performance and Financial Information, pursuant to OMB Circular A-136. They will be available at the website below, as each report is completed. This reporting approach simplifies and streamlines the performance presentations. T Agency Financial Report (AFR) - The AFR is organized by three major sections.  Management's Discussion and Analysis provides executive-level information on the Department's history, mission, organization, Secretarial priorities, analysis of financial statements, systems, controls and legal

132

Improved  

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Improved Improved cache performance in Monte Carlo transport calculations using energy banding A. Siegel a , K. Smith b , K. Felker c,∗ , P . Romano b , B. Forget b , P . Beckman c a Argonne National Laboratory, Theory and Computing Sciences and Nuclear Engineering Division b Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering c Argonne National Laboratory, Theory and Computing Sciences Abstract We present an energy banding algorithm for Monte Carlo (MC) neutral parti- cle transport simulations which depend on large cross section lookup tables. In MC codes, read-only cross section data tables are accessed frequently, ex- hibit poor locality, and are typically much too large to fit in fast memory. Thus, performance is often limited by long latencies to RAM, or by off-node communication latencies when the data footprint is very large and must be decomposed on

133

NREL study may provide future guidance in improving CdS/CdTe photovoltaic device performance.  

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NREL study may provide future guidance in improving CdS/CdTe photovoltaic device performance. The majority of minority carrier lifetime (MCL) studies performed on CdS/CdTe photovoltaic (PV) devices have Carrier Lifetime Measurements in Superstrate and Substrate CdTe PV Devices." Proc. 37th IEEE Photovoltaic

134

Endpoint-Based Routing Strategies for Improving Internet Performance and Resilience  

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to guarantee good end-to-end performance in the future Internet. We believe that the contributionsEndpoint-Based Routing Strategies for Improving Internet Performance and Resilience Aditya Akella, of any sponsoring institution, the U.S. government or any other entity. #12;Keywords: Internet routing

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EndpointBased Routing Strategies for Improving Internet Performance and Resilience  

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to guarantee good end­to­end performance in the future Internet. We believe that the contributionsEndpoint­Based Routing Strategies for Improving Internet Performance and Resilience Aditya Akella, of any sponsoring institution, the U.S. government or any other entity. #12; Keywords: Internet routing

Akella, Aditya

136

BLACK-BOX MODELLING OF HVAC SYSTEM: IMPROVING THE PERFORMANCES OF NEURAL NETWORKS  

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BLACK-BOX MODELLING OF HVAC SYSTEM: IMPROVING THE PERFORMANCES OF NEURAL NETWORKS Eric FOCK Ile de La Réunion - FRANCE ABSTRACT This paper deals with neural networks modelling of HVAC systems of HVAC system can be modelled using manufacturer design data presented as derived performance maps

Boyer, Edmond

137

Microsoft Word - LL-White Paper Prac_Improve_Perform.doc  

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

LM/GJ1156-2006 LM/GJ1156-2006 ESL-RPT-2006-02 White Paper Sustainable Disposal Cell Covers: Legacy Management Practices, Improvements, and Long-Term Performance March 2006 Work Performed by S.M. Stoller Corporation under DOE Contract No. DE-AC01-02GJ79491 for the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Legacy Management, Grand Junction, Colorado U.S. Department of Energy Sustainable Disposal Cell Covers: LM Practices, Improvements, and Long-Term Performance March 2006 Doc. No. S0224000 Page iii Signature Page Sustainable Disposal Cell Covers: Legacy Management Practices, Improvements, and Long-Term Performance March 2006 Prepared By: ____________________________________________________ Jody Waugh

138

Industrial Decision Making- Improving Petroleum Refining Performance through Better Economic Performance Analysis  

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for Performance Making product from crude oil is a very much more complicated process than the foregoing simple example cited. One of the major complications results from the fact that when making salable product by converting crude oil, the results produce a... volumetric gain. That is, for every 100 barrels of crude oil processed, the outtum may be 110 or 115 equivalent barrels of products ( see figure 1). This looks too good to be true! The reason this anomaly occurs is that in the conversion of crude oil...

Mergens, E. H.

139

Integrated approach towards the application of horizontal wells to improve waterflooding performance. Annual report  

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This annual report describes the progress during the second year of the project on Integrated Approach Towards the Application of Horizontal Wells to Improve Waterflooding Performance. This project is funded under the Department of Energy`s Class I program which is targeted towards improving the reservoir performance of mature oil fields located in fluvial-dominated deltaic deposits. The project involves an integrated approach to characterize the reservoir followed by the drilling of horizontal injection wells to improve production performance. The type of data we have integrated include cross bore hole seismic surveys, geological interpretation based on logs and cores, and engineering information. This report covers the second phase of the project which includes a detailed reservoir description of the field by integrating all the available information, followed by flow simulation of the Self Unit under various operating conditions. Based on an examination of the various operating parameters, we observed that the best possible solution to improve the Self Unit performance is to recomplete and stimulate most of the wells followed by an increase in the water injection rate. Drilling of horizontal injection well, although helpful in improving the performance, was not found to be economically feasible. The proposed reservoir management plan will be implemented shortly.

Kelkar, M.; Liner, C.; Kerr, D.

1995-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

140

Financial Issues:  

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

Suggestions for Strong Loan Guarantee Applications Suggestions for Strong Loan Guarantee Applications DOE's experience with previous loan guarantee solicitation processes has yielded useful lessons. Where possible, we have tried to incorporate these lessons into new solicitations in order to make the application process robust, yet efficient. Stronger applications will enable DOE to process loan guarantee applications more efficiently, significantly reducing the administrative and resource burdens on the applicant as well. To that end, DOE has compiled the following list of features that have historically distinguished particularly strong applications from weaker ones. These attributes are grouped into three categories: Key attributes that facilitate the financial evaluation Key attributes that facilitate the technical evaluation

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141

Comments on the Request for Information on Improving Performance of Federal  

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on the Request for Information on Improving Performance of on the Request for Information on Improving Performance of Federal Permitting and Review of Infrastructure Projects Comments on the Request for Information on Improving Performance of Federal Permitting and Review of Infrastructure Projects On August 29, 2013, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) published a Request for Information seeking information on a draft Integrated, Interagency Pre-Application (IIP) Process for significant onshore electric transmission projects requiring Federal authorizations. On September 25, the public comment period was extended to October 31, 2013. Comments received are available below. Comments from Lee Cunningham, sent September 23, 2013 Comments from Patrick Ledger of Arizona's G&T Cooperatives, sent September 25, 2013

142

Approach for the Improvement of Energy Performance of a Stock of Buildings  

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. - The tools must be accessible via the Intranet of the ministry in order to be easily and widely accessible. DEVELOPMENT OF TOOLS ADAPTED TO END-USER To analyze and improve the performance of the ministry of equipment stock of buildings we have.... - The tools must be accessible via the Intranet of the ministry in order to be easily and widely accessible. DEVELOPMENT OF TOOLS ADAPTED TO END-USER To analyze and improve the performance of the ministry of equipment stock of buildings we have...

Vaezi-Nejad, H.; Bouillon, J.; Crozier, L.; Guyot, G.

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

143

Agency Financial Report  

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

Financial Report Financial Report Fiscal Year 2010 D E/ -00 O CF 56 Foreword Agency Financial Report (AFR) The AFR is organized by the following three major sections: „ Management's Discussion and Analysis section provides executive-level information on the Department's history, mission, organization, Secretarial priorities, analysis of financial statements, systems, controls and legal compliance and other management priorities facing the Department. „ Financial Results section provides a Message from the Chief Financial Officer,

144

Financial Analysis  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

The first step in financing a street lighting retrofit is a detailed financial analysis. Because street lighting systems are designed to last ten or twenty years, or even longer, all aspects of first costs, ongoing expenses, and long-term savings are important. While a preliminary or first-level analysis can be used to determine such things as simple payback, rate of return, and cost of light, the results may neglect a number of important economic considerations, such as the time value of money, additional savings and expenses and their relative timing, and future energy price escalations. Hence a first-level analysis does not typically provide the end user with sufficient details to make a fully informed decision. For this reason, the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) recommends a full life cycle cost/benefit analysis (LCCBA).

145

Chapter 21 - Financial Closeout  

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21 21 FINANCIAL CLOSEOUT 1. INTRODUCTION. a. Purpose. This chapter describes the financial policy for the closeout of contracts and other acquisition, assistance (e.g., grants and cooperative agreements), and interagency instruments. Nonfinancial closeout procedures for acquisition contracts are described in the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), parts 4 and 42. b. Applicability. This chapter applies to all Departmental elements and their contractors performing work for the Department of Energy (DOE) as provided by law or contract as implemented by the appropriate contracting officer. c. Policy. DOE'S policy is to close out and retire contractual instruments in a timely manner following their completion or termination. Timing standards for closing contracts identified in FAR 4.804-1 will be followed.

146

Ramp Forecasting Performance from Improved Short-Term Wind Power Forecasting: Preprint  

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The variable and uncertain nature of wind generation presents a new concern to power system operators. One of the biggest concerns associated with integrating a large amount of wind power into the grid is the ability to handle large ramps in wind power output. Large ramps can significantly influence system economics and reliability, on which power system operators place primary emphasis. The Wind Forecasting Improvement Project (WFIP) was performed to improve wind power forecasts and determine the value of these improvements to grid operators. This paper evaluates the performance of improved short-term wind power ramp forecasting. The study is performed for the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) by comparing the experimental WFIP forecast to the current short-term wind power forecast (STWPF). Four types of significant wind power ramps are employed in the study; these are based on the power change magnitude, direction, and duration. The swinging door algorithm is adopted to extract ramp events from actual and forecasted wind power time series. The results show that the experimental short-term wind power forecasts improve the accuracy of the wind power ramp forecasting, especially during the summer.

Zhang, J.; Florita, A.; Hodge, B. M.; Freedman, J.

2014-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

147

harvard university financial report  

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auditors 15 financial statements 19 notes to financial statements #12 promise to bring energy and creativity to their respective Schools and Faculties, as well

148

harvard university financial report  

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auditors 15 financial statements 19 notes to financial statements #12 is a university community of remarkable resilience and energy. It is a community with an uncommon capacity

149

harvard university financial report  

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auditors 14 financial statements 18 notes to financial statements #12, and in interdisciplinary domains such as global health and energy and the environment, while celebrating the dedication

150

Financial Liberalisation in Nepal.  

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??This study examines the overall impact of financial liberalisation on Nepal?s financial system and economy. The study is specifically directed towards analysing the rationale of… (more)

Shrestha, Min Bahadur

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

151

Improving DVB-S2 Performance Through Constellation Shaping and Iterative Demapping  

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of increasing average energy and uses a shaping code to select signals from the lower energy sub- constellations more often than the signals from higher energy sub-constellations. Our previous work in [6] on shapingImproving DVB-S2 Performance Through Constellation Shaping and Iterative Demapping Xingyu Xiang

Valenti, Matthew C.

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USE OF VARIOUS DEVICE GEOMETRIES TO IMPROVE THE PERFORMANCE OF CdTe DETECTORS (*)  

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343 USE OF VARIOUS DEVICE GEOMETRIES TO IMPROVE THE PERFORMANCE OF CdTe DETECTORS (*) K. ZANIO. - The most direct method of increasing the resolution of CdTe gamma ray and x-ray detectors is to increase of Environmental and Biomedical Research. doped CdTe. Devices do not polarize as those having blocking contacts

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

153

Improving the Performance of On-Road Vehicle Detection by Combining Gabor and Wavelet  

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from gray-scale images. A first step of any vehicle detection system is hypothesizing the loca- tions1 Improving the Performance of On-Road Vehicle Detection by Combining Gabor and Wavelet Features to the problem of vehicle detection. These methods learn the characteristics of the vehicle class from a set

Bebis, George

154

Phase-change materials to improve solar panel's performance Pascal Biwole1,2,*  

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-change materials to improve solar panel's performance Pascal Biwole1,2,* , Pierre Eclache3 , Frederic Kuznik3 1-mail:phbiwole@unice.fr Abstract: High operating temperatures induce a loss of efficiency in solar photovoltaic and thermal panels set-up. Results show that adding a PCM on the back of a solar panel can maintain the panel

155

Improving Cooling performance of the mechanical resonator with the two-level-system defects  

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We study cooling performance of a realistic mechanical resonator containing defects. The normal cooling method through an optomechanical system does not work efficiently due to those defects. We show by employing periodical $\\sigma_z$ pulses, we can eliminate the interaction between defects and their surrounded heat baths up to the first order of time. Compared with the cooling performance of no $\\sigma_z$ pulses case, much better cooling results are obtained. Moreover, this pulse sequence has an ability to improve the cooling performance of the resonator with different defects energy gaps and different defects damping rates.

Tian Chen; Xiang-Bin Wang

2014-06-03T23:59:59.000Z

156

NERSC and HDF Group Optimize HDF5 Library to Improve I/O Performance  

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and HDF Group and HDF Group Optimize HDF5 Library to Improve I/O Performance NERSC and HDF Group Optimize HDF5 Library to Improve I/O Performance June 28, 2010 A common complaint among air travelers on short trips is that the time it takes to get in and out of the airplane and airports can be as long as the flight itself. In computer terms, that's a classic input/output (I/O) problem. Supercomputer users sometimes face a similar problem: the computer tears through the calculations with amazing speed, but the time it takes to write the resulting data to disk ends up slowing down the whole job. There are several layers of software that deal with I/O on high performance computing (HPC) systems. The filesystem software, such as Lustre or GPFS, is closest to the hardware and deals with the physical access and storage

157

Input/Output of ab-initio nuclear structure calculations for improved performance and portability  

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Many modern scientific applications rely on highly computation intensive calculations. However, most applications do not concentrate as much on the role that input/output operations can play for improved performance and portability. Parallelizing input/output operations of large files can significantly improve the performance of parallel applications where sequential I/O is a bottleneck. A proper choice of I/O library also offers a scope for making input/output operations portable across different architectures. Thus, use of parallel I/O libraries for organizing I/O of large data files offers great scope in improving performance and portability of applications. In particular, sequential I/O has been identified as a bottleneck for the highly scalable MFDn (Many Fermion Dynamics for nuclear structure) code performing ab-initio nuclear structure calculations. We develop interfaces and parallel I/O procedures to use a well-known parallel I/O library in MFDn. As a result, we gain efficient I/O of large datasets along with their portability and ease of use in the down-stream processing. Even situations where the amount of data to be written is not huge, proper use of input/output operations can boost the performance of scientific applications. Application checkpointing offers enormous performance improvement and flexibility by doing a negligible amount of I/O to disk. Checkpointing saves and resumes application state in such a manner that in most cases the application is unaware that there has been an interruption to its execution. This helps in saving large amount of work that has been previously done and continue application execution. This small amount of I/O provides substantial time saving by offering restart/resume capability to applications. The need for checkpointing in optimization code NEWUOA has been identified and checkpoint/restart capability has been implemented in NEWUOA by using simple file I/O.

Laghave, Nikhil

2010-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

158

TCP HACK: TCP Header Checksum Option to Improve Performance over Lossy Links  

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In recent years, wireless networks have become increasingly common and an increasing number of devices are communicating with each other over lossy links. Unfortunately, TCP performs poorly over lossy links as it is unable to differentiate the loss due to packet corruption from that due to congestion. In this paper, we present an extension to TCP which enables TCP to distinguish packet corruption from congestion in lossy environments resulting in improved performance. We refer to this extension as the HeAder ChecKsum option (HACK). We implemented our algorithm in the Linux kernel and performed various tests to determine its effectiveness. Our results have shown that HACK performs substantially better than both SACK and NewReno in cases where burst corruptions are frequent. We also found that HACK can co-exist very nicely with SACK and performs even better with SACK enabled. Keywords -- Protocol Design, Protocol Analysis, Wireless Networks. I.

Rajesh Krishna Balan; Lee Boon Peng; K. Renjish Kumar; Lillykutty Jacob; Winston K. G. Seah; R. K. Balan; B. P. Lee; K. R. R. Kumar; L. Jacob; W. K. G. Seah; A. L. Ananda

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

159

Financial & Performance Analysis Phillips 66  

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will the huge increase in shale oil exploration affect global demand? - How will the refineries respond to a huge excess supply in the market? - In developed countries is demand for oil set to fall despite

Burton, Geoffrey R.

160

High Performance computing improvements on bioinformatics consistency-based multiple sequence alignment tools  

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Abstract Multiple Sequence Alignment (MSA) is essential for a wide range of applications in Bioinformatics. Traditionally, the alignment accuracy was the main metric used to evaluate the goodness of MSA tools. However, with the growth of sequencing data, other features, such as performance and the capacity to align larger datasets, are gaining strength. To achieve these new requirements, without affecting accuracy, the use of high-performance computing (HPC) resources and techniques is crucial. In this paper, we apply HPC techniques in T-Coffee, one of the more accurate but less scalable MSA tools. We integrate three innovative solutions into T-Coffee: the Balanced Guide Tree to increase the parallelism/performance, the Optimized Library Method with the aim of enhancing the scalability and the Multiple Tree Alignment, which explores different alignments in parallel to improve the accuracy. The results obtained show that the resulting tool, MTA-TCoffee, is able to improve the scalability in both the execution time and also the number of sequences to be aligned. Furthermore, not only is the alignment accuracy not affected by these improvements, as would be expected, but it improves significantly. Finally, we emphasize that the presented methods are not just restricted to T-Coffee, but may be implemented in any other alignment tools that use similar algorithms (progressive alignment, consistency or guide trees).

Miquel Orobitg; Fernando Guirado; Fernando Cores; Jordi Llados; Cedric Notredame

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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161

Chief Financial Officer Responsibilities  

Broader source: Directives, Delegations, and Requirements [Office of Management (MA)]

The Order sets forth requirements for operating the Department of Energy in full compliance with the Chief Financial Officers Act of 1990 and sets standards for sound financial management policies and practices, effective internal controls, accurate and timely financial information, and well-qualified financial managers. Cancels DOE O 520.1.

2006-11-21T23:59:59.000Z

162

Financial Management Oversight  

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The Order defines requirements for effective financial management and adherence to DOE and applicable external financial management requirements and sets forth standards for ensuring the integrity and responsiveness of financial management and the accuracy and reliability of DOEs financial statements. Cancels DOE O 2200.13.

2006-08-31T23:59:59.000Z

163

STEP Financial Incentives Summary  

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STEP Financial Incentives Summary, from the Tool Kit Framework: Small Town University Energy Program (STEP).

164

Detecting financial statement fraud: Three essays on fraud predictors, multi-classifier combination and fraud detection using data mining.  

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??The goal of this dissertation is to improve financial statement fraud detection using a cross-functional research approach. The efficacy of financial statement fraud detection depends… (more)

Perols, Johan L

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

165

Remedial System Performance Improvement for the 200-ZP-1_PW-1 Operable Units at Hanford  

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Hanford Operations Review Report: Feasibility Study Strategies and Remedial System Performance Improvement for the 200- ZP-1/PW-1 Operable Units at Hanford Prepared for Office of Groundwater and Soil Remediation Office of Environmental Management February 9, 2007 i EXECUTIVE SUMMARY At the request of the U.S. Department of Energy, Headquarters' Office of Environmental Management, the Office of Groundwater and Soil Remediation (EM-22), performed a Remediation System Evaluation (RSE) of the 200-ZP-1/PW-1 groundwater pump and treat (P&T) system, as well as the vadose zone Soil Vapor Extraction (SVE) system at the Hanford

166

DOE-HDBK-1028-2009; Human Performance Improvement Handbook, Volume 1  

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028-2009 028-2009 June 2009 DOE STANDARD HUMAN PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT HANDBOOK VOLUME 1: CONCEPTS AND PRINCIPLES U.S. Department of Energy AREA HFAC Washington, D.C. 20585 DISTRIBUTION STATEMENT A. Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited. NOT MEASUREMENT SENSITIVE Available on the Department of Energy Technical Standards Program Web site at http://www.hss.energy.gov/nuclearsafety/ns/techstds/ DOE-HDBK-1028-2009 i VOLUME 1: CONCEPTS AND PRINCIPLES PREFACE ....................................................................................................................... v Reading The Handbook ............................................................................................... vi CHAPTER 1 - INTRODUCTION TO HUMAN PERFORMANCE..............1-1

167

Combined cooling, heating and power: A review of performance improvement and optimization  

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Abstract This paper presents a review on combined cooling, heating, and power (CCHP) systems. This work summarizes the methods used to perform energetic and exergetic analyses, system optimization, performance improvement studies, and development and analysis of CCHP systems, as reported in existing literature. In addition, this work highlights the most current research and emerging trends in CCHP technologies. It is envisioned that the information collected in this review paper will be a valuable source of information, for researchers, designers, and engineers, and provides direction and guidance for future research in CCHP technology.

Heejin Cho; Amanda D. Smith; Pedro Mago

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

168

Cu-Pd Hydrogen Separation Membranes with Reduced Palladium Content and Improved Performance  

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Cu-Pd Hydrogen Separation Membranes with Reduced Cu-Pd Hydrogen Separation Membranes with Reduced Palladium Content and Improved Performance Opportunity This patent-pending technology, "Cu-Pd Hydrogen Separation Membranes with Reduced Palladium Content and Improved Performance," consists of copper-palladium alloy compositions for hydrogen separation membranes that use less palladium and have a potential increase in hydrogen permeability and resistance to sulfur degradation compared to currently available copper-palladium membranes. This technology is available for licensing and/or further collaborative research with the U.S. Department of Energy's National Energy Technology Laboratory. Overview NETL is working to help produce and deliver hydrogen from fossil fuels including coal in commercially applicable and environmentally

169

Integrated Approach Towards the Application of Horizontal Wells to Improve Waterflooding Performance  

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This report is funded under the Department of Energy's Class I program which is targeted towards improving the reservoir performance of mature oil fields located in fluvially dominated deltaic geological environments. The project involves using an integrated approach to characterize the reservoir followed by proposing an approach reservoir management strategy to improve the field performance. In the first stage of the project, the type of data integrated includes cross bore hole seismic surveys, geological interpretation based on the logs and the cores, and the engineering information. In contrast, during the second stage of the project, it was intended to use only conventional data to construct the reservoir description. This report covers the results of the implementation from the first state of the project. It also discusses the work accomplished so far to the second stage of the project . The production from the Shelf Unit (location of Stage I) has sustained a significant increase over more than three years.

Kelkar, M.; Kerr, D.

1999-04-17T23:59:59.000Z

170

Performance Improvements to the Neutron Imaging System at the National Ignition Facility  

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A team headed by LANL and including many members from LLNL and NSTec LO and NSTec LAO fielded a neutron imaging system (NIS) at the National Ignition Facility at the start of 2011. The NIS consists of a pinhole array that is located 32.5 cm from the source and that creates an image of the source in a segmented scintillator 28 m from the source. The scintillator is viewed by two gated, optical imaging systems: one that is fiber coupled, and one that is lens coupled. While there are a number of other pieces to the system related to pinhole alignment, collimation, shielding and data acquisition, those pieces are discussed elsewhere and are not relevant here. The system is operational and has successfully obtained data on more that ten imaging shots. This remainder of this whitepaper is divided in five main sections. In Section II, we identify three critical areas of improvement that we believe should be pursued to improve the performance of the system for future experiments: spatial resolution, temporal response and signal-to-noise ratio. In Section III, we discuss technologies that could be used to improve these critical performance areas. In Section IV, we describe a path to evolve the current system to achieve improved performance with minimal impact on the ability of the system to operate on shots. In Section V, we discuss the abilities, scope and timescales of the current teams and the Commissariat energie atomique (CEA). In Section VI, we summarize and make specific recommendations for collaboration on improvements to the NIS.

Fittinghoff, D N; Bower, D E; Drury, O B; Dzenitis, J M; Hatarik, R; Merrill, F E; Grim, G P; Wilde, C H; Wilson, D C; Landoas, O; Caillaud, T; Bourgade, J; Buckles, R A; Lee, J; Weiss, P B

2011-09-26T23:59:59.000Z

171

Corporate Energy Management Strategies for GHG Reduction and Improved Business Performance  

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Corporate Energy Management Strategies for GHG Reduction & Improved Business Performance James E. Robinson, P.E., P.Eng., CEM, CEP Principal Project Engineer DES Global, LLC Greenville, South Carolina ABSTRACT Experience shows... level requires a lengthy project identi- fication, approval, implementation, and final per- formance evaluation cycle. Pending GHG regula- tions, energy cost, and business volatility have corpo- rations accelerating deployment this class of system...

Robinson, J. E.

172

Improving Steam System Performance: A Sourcebook for Industry, Second Edition (Book) (Revised)  

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Improving Steam System Performance: A Sourcebook for Industry was developed for the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO), formerly the Industrial Technologies Program. AMO undertook this project as a series of sourcebook publications. Other topics in this series include: compressed air systems, pumping systems, fan systems, process heating and motor and drive systems. For more information about program resources, see AMO in the Where to Find Help section of this publication.

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2012-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

173

Building America Webinar: Retrofitting Central Space Conditioning Strategies for Multifamily Buildings- Control strategies to improve hydronic space heating performance  

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This webinar was presented on July 16, 2014, and provided information about improving the performance of central space conditioning systems in multifamily buildings.

174

Improved System Performance and Reduced Cost of a Fuel Reformer, LNT, and SCR Aftertreatment System Meeting Emissions Useful Life Requirement  

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An advanced exhaust aftertreatment system developed to meet EPA 2010 and final Tier 4 emission regulations show substantial improvements in system performance while reducing system cost

175

DOE-HDBK-1028-2009; Human Performance Improvement Handbook, Volume 2  

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

028-2009 028-2009 June 2009 DOE STANDARD HUMAN PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT HANDBOOK VOLUME 2: HUMAN PERFORMANCE TOOLS FOR INDIVIDUALS, WORK TEAMS, AND MANAGEMENT U.S. Department of Energy AREA HFAC Washington, D.C. 20585 DISTRIBUTION STATEMENT A. Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited. NOT MEASUREMENT SENSITIVE This document is available on the Department of Energy Technical Standards Program Website at http://www.hss.energy.gov/nuclearsafety/ns/techstds/ DOE-HDBK-1028-2009 Human Performance Tools i Foreword This good practice handbook provides a set of practical methods and techniques for anticipating, preventing, and catching active human errors; and, more importantly, identifying and mitigating latent errors attributable to organizational factors.

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A key review on performance improvement aspects of geothermal district heating systems and applications  

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This paper deals with a comprehensive analysis and discussion of geothermal district heating systems and applications. In this regard, case studies are presented to study the thermodynamic aspects in terms of energy and exergy and performance improvement opportunities of three geothermal district heating systems, namely (i) Balcova geothermal district heating system (BGDHS), (ii) Salihli geothermal district heating system (SGDHS), and (iii) Gonen geothermal district heating system (GGDHS) installed in Turkey. Energy and exergy modeling of geothermal district heating systems for system analysis and performance evaluation are given, while their performances are evaluated using energy and exergy analysis method. Energy and exergy specifications are presented in tables. In the analysis, the actual system operational data are utilized. In comparison of the local three district heating systems with each other, it is found that the SGDHS has highest energy efficiency, while the GGDHS has highest exergy efficiency.

Leyla Ozgener; Arif Hepbasli; Ibrahim Dincer

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

177

ACMP Handbook Change 2011-01 - Revised Financial Assistance Certification  

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1-01 - Revised Financial Assistance Certification 1-01 - Revised Financial Assistance Certification 1 Chapter 4 Financial Assistance Certification Financial Assistance Qualification Standards Financial assistance award and administration within DOE is performed by both GS-1102 contracting personnel and non-GS1102 contracting personnel. In order to ensure that personnel in the financial assistance area possess the requisite skill set the Financial Assistance Program (FAP), certification is required. The Financial Assistance Certification Program (FACP) curriculum is designed to provide members with the necessary financial assistance skills and with experience in a wide range of thinking, approaches, and practices. Level IV is for only those individuals involved in the award and administration of Technology

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Financial Assistance Forms and Information For Applicants and Recipients |  

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Financial Financial Assistance Forms and Information For Applicants and Recipients Financial Assistance Forms and Information For Applicants and Recipients Please check the financial opportunity notice before completing and submitting any of these forms. Award Form Financial Assistance Reporting Checklist and Instructions, DOE F 4600.2 Includes Research Performance Progress Report (RPPR) Award Terms National Policy Assurances to be Incorporated as Award Terms Standard Intellectual Property Provisions Government Research Terms and Conditions Special Terms and Conditions for Use in most Grants and Cooperative Agreements Certifications and Assurances Financial Assistance Certifications and Assurances for Use with the SF-424 Certifications for use with DOE Loan Guarantees

179

Financial Assistance | Department of Energy  

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Assistance Assistance Financial Assistance Memo from Deputy Secretary Poneman to DOE Contractor or Financial Assistance Recipient (March 4, 2013) Financial Assistance Regulations Department of Energy Financial Assistance Regulation, 10 CFR 600 New Restrictions on Lobbying, 10 CFR Part 601 Epidemiology & Other Health Studies, 10 CFR Part 602 Technology Investment Agreements, 10 CFR 603 Office of Science Financial Assistance Program, 10 CFR Part 605 Financial Assistance Policy and Guidance Department of Energy Financial Assistance Letters Active Financial Assistance Letters Archived Financial Assistance Letters Department of Energy Guide to Financial Assistance Merit Review Guide for Financial Assistance and Unsolicited Proposals Financial Assistance Forms and Information for Applicants and Recipients

180

Surface Treatments for Improved Performance of Spinel-coated AISI 441 Ferritic Stainless Steel  

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Ferritic stainless steels are promising candidates for IT-SOFC interconnect applications due to their low cost and resistance to oxidation at SOFC operating temperatures. However, steel candidates face several challenges; including long term oxidation under interconnect exposure conditions, which can lead to increased electrical resistance, surface instability, and poisoning of cathodes due to volatilization of Cr. To potentially extend interconnect lifetime and improve performance, a variety of surface treatments were performed on AISI 441 ferritic stainless steel coupons prior to application of a protective spinel coating. The coated coupons were then subjected to oxidation testing at 800 and 850°C in air, and electrical testing at 800°C in air. While all of the surface-treatments resulted in improved surface stability (i.e., increased spallation resistance) compared to untreated AISI 441, the greatest degree of improvement (through 20,000 hours of testing at 800°C and 14,000 hours of testing at 850°C) was achieved by surface blasting.

Stevenson, Jeffry W.; Riel, Eric M.; Stephens, Elizabeth V.; Khaleel, Mohammad A.

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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181

Modular Approach for Continuous Cell-Level Balancing to Improve Performance of Large Battery Packs: Preprint  

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Energy storage systems require battery cell balancing circuits to avoid divergence of cell state of charge (SOC). A modular approach based on distributed continuous cell-level control is presented that extends the balancing function to higher level pack performance objectives such as improving power capability and increasing pack lifetime. This is achieved by adding DC-DC converters in parallel with cells and using state estimation and control to autonomously bias individual cell SOC and SOC range, forcing healthier cells to be cycled deeper than weaker cells. The result is a pack with improved degradation characteristics and extended lifetime. The modular architecture and control concepts are developed and hardware results are demonstrated for a 91.2-Wh battery pack consisting of four series Li-ion battery cells and four dual active bridge (DAB) bypass DC-DC converters.

Muneed ur Rehman, M.; Evzelman, M.; Hathaway, K.; Zane, R.; Plett, G. L.; Smith, K.; Wood, E.; Maksimovic, D.

2014-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

182

Performance improvement study of a relativistic magnetron using MAGIC-3D  

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A three dimensional particle-in-cell (PlC) code, MAGIC3D, is used to examine the performance improvement in a relativistic magnetron by perturbing technique. Asymmetrical metal rods of different length have been used to perturb the magnetic field in the annular sector of the resonant system. Enhancement up to 45% in the radiated output power has been obtained in the perturbed magnetic field case over the unperturbed one. It has also been found in the simulation that oscillation start up time is reduced by 16 %, and the amplitude of the nearest competing mode goes down 9dB compared to unperturbed case. Perturbed magnetic field also reduces the end caps current improving the efficiency. (author)

Maurya, S.; Singh, V.V.P., E-mail: smaurya@ceeri.ernet.in [Central Electronics Engineering Research Institute, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, Pilani (India); Jain, P.K. [Center of Research in Microwave Tubes, Institute of Technology, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi (India)

2011-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

183

Improving the performance of the actinic inspection tool with an optimized alignment procedure  

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Extreme ultraviolet (EUV) microscopy is an important tool for the investigation of the performance of EUV masks, for detecting the presence and the characteristics of defects, and for evaluating the effectiveness of defect repair techniques. Aerial image measurement bypasses the difficulties inherent to photoresist imaging and enables high data collection speed and flexibility. It provides reliable and quick feedback for the development of masks and lithography system modeling methods. We operate the SEMATECH Berkeley Actinic Inspection Tool (AIT), a EUV microscope installed at the Advanced Light Source at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. The AIT is equipped with several high-magnification Fresnel zoneplate lenses, with various numerical aperture values, that enable it image the reflective mask surface with various resolution and magnification settings. Although the AIT has undergone significant recent improvements in terms of imaging resolution and illumination uniformity, there is still room for improvement. In the AIT, an off-axis zoneplate lens collects the light coming from the sample and an image of the sample is projected onto an EUV-sensitive CCD camera. The simplicity of the optical system is particularly helpful considering that the AIT alignment has to be performed every time that a sample or a zoneplate is replaced. The alignment is sensitive to several parameters such as the lens position and orientation, the illumination direction and the sample characteristics. Since the AIT works in high vacuum, there is no direct access to the optics or to the sample during the alignment and the measurements. For all these reasons the alignment procedures and feedback can be complex, and in some cases can reduce the overall data throughput of the system. In this paper we review the main strategies and procedures that have been developed for quick and reliable alignments, and we describe the performance improvements we have achieved, in terms of aberration magnitude reduction.

Mochi, I.; Goldberg, K.A.; Naulleau, P.; Huh, Sungmin

2009-03-04T23:59:59.000Z

184

Cybersecurity and Financial Services  

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Cybersecurity and Financial Services Anna Nagurney Isenberg School of Management, University, Boston, Massachusetts March 30 - April 1, 2014 Anna Nagurney Cybersecurity and Financial Services #12;Funding for our project, Cybersecurity Risk Analysis and Investment Optimization, provided by: with Co

Nagurney, Anna

185

2013 Financial Review  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

July 2014 Upstream Financial Review of the Global Oil and Natural Gas Industry 2013 Overview 2 * This analysis focuses on financial and operating trends of the oil and natural gas...

186

Gas cofiring in coal-fired stokers for emissions reduction and performance improvement  

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Adding gas burners above the grate of a coal-fired stoker can be an economical method of reducing gaseous and particulate emissions and improving efficiency and operational flexibility. With this cofiring configuration, the improved heat distribution and mixing with the stoker combustion products can give reduced opacity, reduced emissions of particulate, NO{sub x} and SO{sub 2}, improved carbon burnout and lower overall ash, reduced excess air, faster load response, cleaner and quicker lightoffs, improved turndown at both lower and upper capacity limits, and improved performance with problematic coals. To develop and validate the cofiring technology, three cofire field experiments have been conducted. A 165,000 lb/hr spreader stoker and mass feed chain grate stokers rated at 40,000 and 75,000 lb/hr have been retrofit with gas burners and tested in the field. The two larger units used dual, opposed burners, while the smaller unit was retrofit with a single burner. With the spreader stoker, the primary benefits of gas cofire was reduction in opacity episodes with coal quality variability and recovery of lost derate. With the larger chain grate unit, the primary benefit was reduction of NO{sub x} and SO{sub 2} to within Title V limits and elimination of opacity episodes during startup and load swings. With the smaller chain grate, the primary benefit was ability to operate at low loads without unacceptable opacity excursions which had previously required a backup boiler. In all cases, the economics justified the capital burner system retrofit cost and incremental fuel costs.

Mason, H.B.; Drennan, S.; Chan, I.; Kinney, W.L.; Borland, D.

1996-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

187

Improved Strategies for Enhanced Business Performance in Cloud based IT Industries  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Emergence of sophisticated technologies in IT industries has posed several challenges such as production of products using advanced technical process for instance Result Orientation Approach, Deployment, Assessment and Refinement (RADAR) in a dynamic and competitive environment. The key challenge for any engineer is therefore to develop process and products which ultimately lead towards total customer satisfaction. Recent development in technology has driven most of the IT industries to operate in the cloud environment due to reduced infrastructure investment and maintenance overheads. However, existing process in cloud lacks efficient multiple service paradigms that can provide improved business gain. Thus, it is the responsibility of every engineer to contribute towards effective and efficient techniques and models that can enhance the business performance. The position of this paper is to present several major issues prevailing in the IT industries such as delay time, response time, performance etc., which...

Nair, T R Gopalakrishnan; Suma, V

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

188

KYUSHU UNIVERSITY FINANCIAL REPORT  

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KYUSHU UNIVERSITY FINANCIAL REPORT 200992009 #12;1 Kyushu University FINANCIAL REPORT 2009 Kyushu University FINANCIAL REPORT 2009 2 1 3 4 2 5 6 7 9 11 13 14 15 16 3 17 18 19 20 21 22 4 23 24 25 26 5 27 28 6 29 30 FINANCIAL REPORT index2009 #12;1,300 1,200 1,100 1,000 900 800 700 600 500 400 300 200 100 0 1

Nakamura, Iku

189

Clean Cities: Current Financial Opportunities  

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

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Clean Cities: Related Financial Opportunities  

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Financial Opportunities Financial Opportunities Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to Clean Cities: Related Financial Opportunities to someone by E-mail Share Clean Cities: Related Financial Opportunities on Facebook Tweet about Clean Cities: Related Financial Opportunities on Twitter Bookmark Clean Cities: Related Financial Opportunities on Google Bookmark Clean Cities: Related Financial Opportunities on Delicious Rank Clean Cities: Related Financial Opportunities on Digg Find More places to share Clean Cities: Related Financial Opportunities on AddThis.com... Current Opportunities Related Opportunities Funded Projects Related Financial Opportunities Transportation-related financial opportunities from organizations and federal agencies outside Clean Cities are listed below. Some of the

191

FY 2014 DOE Agency Financial Report  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Provides key financial and performance information that demonstrates DOE’s accountability to enhance U.S. security and economic growth through transformative science, technology innovation, and market solutions to meet our energy, nuclear security, and environmental challenges.

192

Financial Policy and Procedures for Reimbursable Work  

Broader source: Directives, Delegations, and Requirements [Office of Management (MA)]

The directive establishes Department-wide financial policy and procedural guidance applicable to performing reimbursable work for other Federal agencies and with non-Federal Government entities, including foreign and commercial entities, State, and political subdivisions.

1988-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

193

Emissions trading and effects on financial markets  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Climate change and its effects on business has become a focal discussion point in relation to corporate financial performance. As emissions trading is one of the closest and most ... However, these direct and ind...

Timo Busch

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

194

Financial Opportunities | Department of Energy  

Energy Savers [EERE]

Financial Opportunities Financial Opportunities The Water Power Program focuses on technological development and deployment of innovative technologies capable of generating...

195

A linear MOSFET regulator for improving performance of the booster ramping power supplies at the APS.  

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The APS booster ring uses ramping power supplies to power the sextupole, quadrupole, and dipole magnets as the beam energy ramps up linearly to 7 GeV. Due to the circuit topology used, those supplies are unable to follow the linear ramp to the desired accuracy. The best regulation achieved is 0.25% while 0.1% is desired. In addition to the unsatisfying regulation, those supplies are sensitive to AC line perturbation and are not able to reject AC line noises of more than a few tens of hertz. To improve the performance, a linear MOSFET regulation system using paralleled MOSFET devices in series with the power supply is proposed. The system uses a realtime current feedback loop to force the MOSFETs to work in the linear operation mode. By using this linear MOSFET regulator, the voltage drop on MOSFETs, and hence the voltage imposed on magnets, can be regulated very quickly. As a result, the regulation of the magnet current can be improved significantly. So far the simulation results show that with the linear regulator, the current regulation can be improved to better than 0.1%. Because of the high bandwidth of the linear regulator, it can reduce the harmonic content in the output current as well as reject the AC line disturbance. This paper discusses the circuit topology, the regulation method, and the simulation results.

Feng, G.; Deriy, B.; Wang, J.; Accelerator Systems Division (APS)

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

196

Improving thermosyphon solar domestic hot water system model performance. Final report, March 1994--February 1995  

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Data from an indoor solar simulator experimental performance test is used to develop a systematic calibration procedure for a computer model of a thermosyphoning, solar domestic hot water heating system with a tank-in-tank heat exchanger. Calibration is performed using an indoor test with a simulated solar collector to adjust heat transfer in the heat exchanger and heat transfer between adjacent layers of water in the storage tank. An outdoor test is used to calibrate the calculation of the friction drop in the closed collector loop. Additional indoor data with forced flow in the annulus of the heat exchanger leads to improved heat transfer correlations for the inside and outside regions of the tank-in-tank heat exchanger. The calibrated simulation model is compared to several additional outdoor tests both with and without auxiliary heating. Integrated draw energies are predicted with greater accuracy and draw temperature profiles match experimental results to a better degree. Auxiliary energy input predictions improve significantly. 63 figs., 29 tabs.

Swift, T.N.

1996-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

197

Feed-pump hydraulic performance and design improvement, Phase I: research program design. Final report  

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As a result of prior EPRI-sponsored studies, it was concluded that a research program should be designed and implemented to provide an improved basis for the design, procurement, testing, and operation of large feed pumps with increased reliability and stability over the full range of operating conditions. This two-volume report contains a research plan which is based on a review of the present state of the art and which defines the necessary R and D program and estimates the benefits and costs of the program. The recommended research program consists of 30 interrelated tasks. It is designed to perform the needed research; to verify the results; to develop improved components; and to publish computer-aided design methods, pump specification guidelines, and a troubleshooting manual. Most of the technology proposed in the research plan is applicable to nuclear power plants as well as to fossil-fired plants. This volume discusses the design, performance and failures of feed pumps, and recommendations for research on pump dynamics, design, and specifications.

Brown, W.H.; Gopalakrishnan, S.; Fehlau, R.; Thompson, W.E.; Wilson, D.G.

1982-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

198

Thermal Processing Techniques to Improve Metal Sulfide Mixed Alcohol Catalyst Performance  

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Research over several decades by several institutions has shown that alkali-promoted metal sulfide catalysts are capable of producing mixed alcohols from syngas with high selectivity and yield. Unfortunately, process models suggest that syngas to mixed alcohol processes, and especially thermochemical biomass to mixed alcohol processes, require improvements to sulfide catalyst activity and/or selectivity for acceptable economics. These improvements, if incremental, cannot result in increased process complexity, capital expenditure, or catalyst costs. It is well accepted among catalyst researchers that thermal processing techniques like calcining and reduction can have profound effects on the properties and performance of finished catalysts, and that small variations in thermal processing do not usually affect the overall cost of the catalyst. Metal sulfide catalysts are no exception but surprisingly, little attention has been given to the effects of thermal treatment on bulk metal sulfide mixed alcohol catalysts. This presentation will discuss how parameters like temperature, dwell time, metal ratios, and purge gas affect the performance and physical properties of K-Co/Mo catalysts.

Hensley, J.; Menart, M.; Costelow, K.; Thibodeaux, J.; Yung, M.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

199

Sulfur nanocrystals anchored graphene composite with highly improved electrochemical performance for lithium–sulfur batteries  

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Abstract Two kinds of graphene–sulfur composites with 50 wt% of sulfur are prepared using hydrothermal method and thermal mixing, respectively. Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM) and Energy Dispersive X-ray Spectra mapping show that sulfur nanocrystals with size of ?5 nm dispersed on graphene sheets homogeneously for the sample prepared by hydrothermal method (NanoS@G). While for the thermal mixed graphene–sulfur composite (S–G mixture), sulfur shows larger and uneven size (50–200 nm). X-ray Photoelectron Spectra (XPS) reveals the strong chemical bonding between the sulfur nanocrystals and graphene. Comparing with the S–G mixture, the NanoS@G composite shows highly improved electrochemical performance as cathode for lithium–sulfur (Li–S) battery. The NanoS@G composite delivers an initial capacity of 1400 mAh g?1 with the sulfur utilization of 83.7% at a current density of 335 mA g?1. The capacity keeps above 720 mAh g?1 over 100 cycles. The strong adherence of the sulfur nanocrystals on graphene immobilizes sulfur and polysulfides species and suppressed the “shuttle effect”, resulting higher coulombic efficiency and better capacity retention. Electrochemical impedance also suggests that the strong bonding enabled rapid electronic/ionic transport and improved electrochemical kinetics, therefore good rate capability is obtained. These results demonstrate that the NanoS@G composite is a very promising candidate for high-performance Li–S batteries.

Jun Zhang; Zimin Dong; Xiuli Wang; Xuyang Zhao; Jiangping Tu; Qingmei Su; Gaohui Du

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

200

Improving the dynamic performance of a complex AC/DC system by HVDC control modifications  

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The power system of Hydro-Quebec has a peak load of approximately 27 GW. The great distance between the production sites and the load centers introduces stability limitations, which is the reason why the Quebec grid cannot be economically synchronized (through ac transmission with limited capacity) with the U.S. northeastern network. Power exports are therefore dependent on the use of HVDC links of which Hydro-Quebec now possesses five, for a capacity of over 2600 MW. Such a capacity will again soon increase. At the moment, the Chateauguay scheme has the largest HVDC capacity. It transfers 1000 MW by means of two Back-to-Back converter blocks. Various automatic control systems are installed on the Chateauguay scheme owing to the fact that a single circuit of a 765 kV ac line transmits the output of both the HVDC converter stations as well as the output from Beauharnois hydro generating station. Such controls have performed satisfactorily since 1984. However, a remarkable improvement of the overall ac/dc system dynamic performance can be gained by making certain modifications in some of these HVDC system controls. This paper presents the salient features of such control modifications, currently under consideration, using the results of an investigation by digital and analogue simulations that demonstrate the achieved improvements.

Hammad, A.E. (ABB Power Systems, Baden (CH)); Gagnon, J. (Hydro Quebec, Montreal (CA)); McCallum, D. (IREQ, Montreal (CA))

1990-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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201

Improved photovoltaic performances by post-deposition acidic treatments on tetrapod shaped colloidal nanocrystal solids  

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The ligand exchange reaction with pyridine is the standard procedure for the integration of colloidal semiconductor nanocrystals (NCs) in photovoltaic devices; however, for large sized and irregularly shaped branched NCs, such as CdSe@CdTe tetrapods, this procedure can lead to a considerable waste of materials and the aggregation of NCs in the colloidal solution, therefore resulting in the formation of an inhomogeneous film and low device performances. Here, we report on alternative post-deposition treatments with carboxylic acids on films of CdSe@CdTe tetrapod shaped NCs. This approach guarantees the removal of the insulating surfactant, necessary to obtain good charge transport among NCs, while preserving the film integrity. We perform a complete characterization of the nanocrystalline films treated with different carboxylic acids and demonstrate the successful integration of such films in photovoltaic devices, showing a doubled efficiency with respect to the standard ligand exchange procedure. Our approach represents a general route towards the development of NC based devices with improved performances and minimized waste of material.

Rosanna Mastria; Aurora Rizzo; Concetta Nobile; Susmit Kumar; Giuseppe Maruccio; Giuseppe Gigli

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

202

The Pointing System of the Herschel Space Observatory. Description, Calibration, Performance and Improvements  

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We present the activities carried out to calibrate and characterise the performance of the elements of attitude control and measurement on board the Herschel spacecraft. The main calibration parameters and the evolution of the indicators of the pointing performance are described, from the initial values derived from the observations carried out in the performance verification phase to those attained in the last year and half of mission, an absolute pointing error around or even below 1 arcsec, a spatial relative pointing error of some 1 arcsec and a pointing stability below 0.2 arsec. The actions carried out at the ground segment to improve the spacecraft pointing measurements are outlined. On-going and future developments towards a final refinement of the Herschel astrometry are also summarised. A brief description of the different components of the attitude control and measurement system (both in the space and in the ground segments) is also given for reference. We stress the importance of the cooperation b...

Sánchez-Portal, Miguel; Altieri, Bruno; Aussel, Hervé; Feuchtgruber, Helmut; Klaas, Ulrich; Linz, Hendrik; Lutz, Dieter; Merín, Bruno; Müller, Thomas; Nielbock, Markus; Oort, Marc; Pilbratt, Göran; Schmidt, Micha; Stephenson, Craig; Tuttlebee, Mark

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

203

Systems Study for Improving Gas Turbine Performance for Coal/IGCC Application  

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This study identifies vital gas turbine (GT) parameters and quantifies their influence in meeting the DOE Turbine Program overall Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle (IGCC) plant goals of 50% net HHV efficiency, $1000/kW capital cost, and low emissions. The project analytically evaluates GE advanced F class air cooled technology level gas turbine conceptual cycle designs and determines their influence on IGCC plant level performance including impact of Carbon capture. This report summarizes the work accomplished in each of the following six Tasks. Task 1.0--Overall IGCC Plant Level Requirements Identification: Plant level requirements were identified, and compared with DOE's IGCC Goal of achieving 50% Net HHV Efficiency and $1000/KW by the Year 2008, through use of a Six Sigma Quality Functional Deployment (QFD) Tool. This analysis resulted in 7 GT System Level Parameters as the most significant. Task 2.0--Requirements Prioritization/Flow-Down to GT Subsystem Level: GT requirements were identified, analyzed and prioritized relative to achieving plant level goals, and compared with the flow down of power island goals through use of a Six Sigma QFD Tool. This analysis resulted in 11 GT Cycle Design Parameters being selected as the most significant. Task 3.0--IGCC Conceptual System Analysis: A Baseline IGCC Plant configuration was chosen, and an IGCC simulation analysis model was constructed, validated against published performance data and then optimized by including air extraction heat recovery and GE steam turbine model. Baseline IGCC based on GE 207FA+e gas turbine combined cycle has net HHV efficiency of 40.5% and net output nominally of 526 Megawatts at NOx emission level of 15 ppmvd{at}15% corrected O2. 18 advanced F technology GT cycle design options were developed to provide performance targets with increased output and/or efficiency with low NOx emissions. Task 4.0--Gas Turbine Cycle Options vs. Requirements Evaluation: Influence coefficients on 4 key IGCC plant level parameters (IGCC Net Efficiency, IGCC Net Output, GT Output, NOx Emissions) of 11 GT identified cycle parameters were determined. Results indicate that IGCC net efficiency HHV gains up to 2.8 pts (40.5% to 43.3%) and IGCC net output gains up to 35% are possible due to improvements in GT technology alone with single digit NOx emission levels. Task 5.0--Recommendations for GT Technical Improvements: A trade off analysis was conducted utilizing the performance results of 18 gas turbine (GT) conceptual designs, and three most promising GT candidates are recommended. A roadmap for turbine technology development is proposed for future coal based IGCC power plants. Task 6.0--Determine Carbon Capture Impact on IGCC Plant Level Performance: A gas turbine performance model for high Hydrogen fuel gas turbine was created and integrated to an IGCC system performance model, which also included newly created models for moisturized syngas, gas shift and CO2 removal subsystems. This performance model was analyzed for two gas turbine technology based subsystems each with two Carbon removal design options of 85% and 88% respectively. The results show larger IGCC performance penalty for gas turbine designs with higher firing temperature and higher Carbon removal.

Ashok K. Anand

2005-12-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Financial Assistance Forms and Information For Applicants and...  

Office of Environmental Management (EM)

forms. Award Form Financial Assistance Reporting Checklist and Instructions, DOE F 4600.2 Includes Research Performance Progress Report (RPPR) Award Terms National Policy...

205

CESC-Webinar: Financial and Policy Innovations to Support Energy...  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

to Support Energy Efficiency: Energy Performance Contracting and On-Bill Financing Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: CESC-Webinar: Financial and Policy...

206

Pulsed laser deposition of Mn doped CdSe quantum dots for improved solar cell performance  

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In this work, we demonstrate (1) a facile method to prepare Mn doped CdSe quantum dots (QDs) on Zn{sub 2}SnO{sub 4} photoanodes by pulsed laser deposition and (2) improved device performance of quantum dot sensitized solar cells of the Mn doped QDs (CdSe:Mn) compared to the undoped QDs (CdSe). The band diagram of photoanode Zn{sub 2}SnO{sub 4} and sensitizer CdSe:Mn QD is proposed based on the incident-photon-to-electron conversion efficiency (IPCE) data. Mn-modified band structure leads to absorption at longer wavelengths than the undoped CdSe QDs, which is due to the exchange splitting of the CdSe:Mn conduction band by the Mn dopant. Three-fold increase in the IPCE efficiency has also been observed for the Mn doped samples.

Dai, Qilin; Wang, Wenyong, E-mail: wwang5@uwyo.edu, E-mail: jtang2@uwyo.edu; Tang, Jinke, E-mail: wwang5@uwyo.edu, E-mail: jtang2@uwyo.edu [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming 82071 (United States); Sabio, Erwin M. [Department of Chemistry, University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming 82071 (United States)

2014-05-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Improved performance of U-Mo dispersion fuel by Si addition in Al matrix.  

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The purpose of this report is to collect in one publication and fit together work fragments presented in many conferences in the multi-year time span starting 2002 to the present dealing with the problem of large pore formation in U-Mo/Al dispersion fuel plates first observed in 2002. Hence, this report summarizes the excerpts from papers and reports on how we interpreted the relevant results from out-of-pile and in-pile tests and how this problem was dealt with. This report also provides a refined view to explain in detail and in a quantitative manner the underlying mechanism of the role of silicon in improving the irradiation performance of U-Mo/Al.

Kim, Y S; Hofman, G L [Nuclear Engineering Division

2011-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

208

Using MPI File Caching to Improve Parallel Write Performance for Large-Scale Scientific Applications  

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Typical large-scale scientific applications periodically write checkpoint files to save the computational state throughout execution. Existing parallel file systems improve such write-only I/O patterns through the use of clientside file caching and write-behind strategies. In distributed environments where files are rarely accessed by more than one client concurrently, file caching has achieved significant success; however, in parallel applications where multiple clients manipulate a shared file, cache coherence control can serialize I/O. We have designed a thread based caching layer for the MPI I/O library, which adds a portable caching system closer to user applications so more information about the application's I/O patterns is available for better coherence control. We demonstrate the impact of our caching solution on parallel write performance with a comprehensive evaluation that includes a set of widely used I/O benchmarks and production application I/O kernels.

Liao, Wei-keng [Northwestern University, Evanston; Ching, Avery [Northwestern University, Evanston; Coloma, Kenin [Northwestern University, Evanston; Nisar, Arifa [Northwestern University, Evanston; Choudhary, Alok [Northwestern University, Evanston; Chen, Jackie [Sandia National Laboratories (SNL); Sankaran, Ramanan [ORNL; Klasky, Scott A [ORNL

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Using MPI file caching to improve parallel write performance for large-scale scientific applications  

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Typical large-scale scientific applications periodically write checkpoint files to save the computational state throughout execution. Existing parallel file systems improve such write-only I/O patterns through the use of client-side file caching and write-behind strategies. In distributed environments where files are rarely accessed by more than one client concurrently, file caching has achieved significant success; however, in parallel applications where multiple clients manipulate a shared file, cache coherence control can serialize I/O. We have designed a thread based caching layer for the MPI I/O library, which adds a portable caching system closer to user applications so more information about the application's I/O patterns is available for better coherence control. We demonstrate the impact of our caching solution on parallel write performance with a comprehensive evaluation that includes a set of widely used I/O benchmarks and production application I/O kernels.

Sankaran, Ramanan [ORNL; Liao, Wei-Keng [ORNL; Chen, Jacqueline H [Sandia National Laboratories (SNL); Klasky, Scott A [ORNL; Choudhary, Alok [Northwestern University, Evanston

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Performance and improvements of the tritium handling facility at the Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory  

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A major problem facing todays nuclear energy industry is the release of radioactive waste products to the atmosphere. The DP-East Tritium Handling Facility at the Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory (LASL), activated December 5, 1974 has processed 3.8 x 10/sup 6/ curies of tritium with a total stack release of 704.5 curies as of December 12, 1979. This averages only 11.7 Ci/month which to our knowledge is the lowest stack release any major tritium facility has achieved. The facility includes an 11.5 m/sup 3/ dry box with associated gas purification system (GPS) and an effluent treatment system (FTS). The system performance, problems, and improvements are discussed with special emphasis given to the ETS, the new dry box waste disposal system, and the new automated logic control system, all of which contribute significantly to the low level tritium release at this facility.

Nasise, J.E.

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Performance of improved dynamic source routing algorithm for military communication logistics  

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Mobile ad-hoc networks (MANETs) are autonomous, self-configuring and dynamic networks that operate without the support of any fixed infrastructure. Such networks are excellent candidates for military logistics which requires identification of location of sensitive frights and other communication need. Ad hoc routing protocol supports nodes mobility with multi-hop routing overwhelming the limitations of radio coverage in remote locations. Most of the present routing protocols are not designed to adapt congestion which is the dominant reason for packet loss, longer delay and jitter. In this paper, the original DSR protocol was modified to monitor the occurrence of congestion by using multiple resource utilisation thresholds as QoS attributes and trigger multi-path-routing during the periods of congestion to improve QoS. This paper also deals with the effects of mobility on the modified routing protocol. The NS-2 simulation results showed that a significant improvement in performance of modified DSR was achieved and decreases the network congestion with the use of multi-path routing.

A. Valarmathi; R.M. Chandrasekaran

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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FY 2010 DOE Agency Financial Report  

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

Foreword Foreword „ „ „ „ „ „ „ „ „ „ „ „ „ „ „ „ „ T he Reports Consolidation Act of 2000 authorizes Fed- eral agencies, with the Office of Management and Bud- get's (OMB) concurrence, to consolidate various reports in order to provide performance, financial and related informa- tion in a more meaningful and useful format. The Department of Energy (Department or DOE), has chosen an alternative reporting to the consolidated Performance and Accountability Report and instead, produces an Agency Financial Report, an Annual Performance Report and a Summary of Performance and Financial Information, pursuant to the OMB Circular A-136. This reporting approach simplifies and streamlines the performance presentations while utilizing the Internet for providing and leveraging additional performance information.

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Shifting the Paradigm for Long Term Monitoring at Legacy Sites to Improve Performance while Reducing Cost  

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A major issue facing many government and private industry sites that were previously contaminated with radioactive and chemical wastes is that often the sites cannot be cleaned up enough to permit unrestricted human access. These sites will require long-term management, in some cases indefinitely, leaving site owners with the challenge of protecting human health and environmental quality in a cost effective manner. Long-term monitoring of groundwater contamination is one of the largest projected costs in the life cycle of environmental management at the Savannah River Site (SRS), the larger DOE complex, and many large federal and private sites. Currently, most monitoring strategies are focused on laboratory measurements of contaminants measured in groundwater samples collected from wells. This approach is expensive, and provides limited and lagging information about the effectiveness of cleanup activities and the behavior of the residual contamination. Over the last twenty years, DOE and other federal agencies have made significant investments in the development of various types of sensors and strategies that would allow for remote analysis of contaminants in groundwater, but these approaches do not promise significant reductions in risk or cost. Scientists at SRS have developed a new paradigm to simultaneously improve the performance of long term monitoring systems while lowering the overall cost of monitoring. This alternative approach incorporates traditional point measurements of contaminant concentration with measurements of controlling variables including boundary conditions, master variables, and traditional plume/contaminant variables. Boundary conditions are the overall driving forces that control plume movement and therefore provide leading indication to changes in plume stability. These variables include metrics associated with meteorology, hydrology, hydrogeology, and land use. Master variables are the key variables that control the chemistry of the groundwater system, and include redox variables (ORP, DO, chemicals), pH, specific conductivity, biological community (breakdown/decay products), and temperature. A robust suite of relatively inexpensive tools is commercially available to measure these variables. Traditional plume/contaminant variables are various measures of contaminant concentration including traditional analysis of chemicals in groundwater samples. An innovative long term monitoring strategy has been developed for acidic or caustic groundwater plumes contaminated with metals and/or radionuclides. Not only should the proposed strategy be more effective at early identification of potential risks, this strategy should be significantly more cost effective because measurement of controlling boundary conditions and master variables is relatively simple. These variables also directly reflect the evolution of the plume through time, so that the monitoring strategy can be modified as the plume 'ages'. This transformational long-term monitoring paradigm will generate significant cost savings to DOE, other federal agencies and industry and will provide improved performance and leading indicators of environmental management performance.

Eddy-Dilek, Carol A.; Looney, Brian B.; Seaman, John; Kmetz, Thomas

2013-01-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Financial Risk, Policy & Controls | Department of Energy  

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

Financial Risk, Policy & Controls Financial Risk, Policy & Controls Financial Risk, Policy & Controls The mission of the Office of Financial Risk, Policy and Controls (CF-50) is to contribute to the effective management of the financial resources of the Department of Energy by working in collaboration with our stakeholders, we will achieve the shared goal of continuous process improvement while complying with federal regulations. As stewards of taxpayers' money, we will be an objective source of internal controls expertise while providing the following functions: Internal Controls - Implement and maintain a complex-wide program for internal controls under the Federal Managers' Financial Integrity Act and OMB Circular A-123. Financial Policy - Establish and interpret Departmental accounting and

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Ethics- Conflicting Financial Interests  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Suppose I don't own any shares of stock. Do I still have to think about financial conflicts of interest?

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2013 Financial Review  

Annual Energy Outlook 2013 [U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)]

from public financial statements each company submits to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, which a data service, Evaluate Energy, aggregates for ease of data analysis. *...

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Improving Indoor Environmental Quality And Energy Performance Of Modular Classroom HVAC Systems  

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INDOOR ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY AND ENERGY PERFORMANCE OFINDOOR ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY AND ENERGY PERFORMANCE OFEnergy efficiency and indoor environmental quality (IEQ) are

Apte, Michael G.; Spears, Michael; Lai, Chi-Ming; Shendell, Derek G.

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy and Financial Markets Overview: Crude Oil Price Formation  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

Richard Newell, Administrator Richard Newell, Administrator May 5, 2011 Energy and Financial Markets Overview: Crude Oil Price Formation EIA's Energy and Financial Markets Initiative 2 Richard Newell, May 5, 2011 * Collection of critical energy information to improve market transparency - improved petroleum storage capacity data - other improvements to data quality and coverage * Analysis of energy and financial market dynamics to improve understanding of what drives energy prices - internal analysis and sponsorship of external research * Outreach with other Federal agencies, experts, and the public - expert workshops - public sessions at EIA's energy conferences - solicitation of public comment on EIA's data collections

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Improving process performances in coal gasification for power and synfuel production  

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This paper is aimed at developing process alternatives of conventional coal gasification. A number of possibilities are presented, simulated, and discussed in order to improve the process performances, to avoid the use of pure oxygen, and to reduce the overall CO{sub 2} emissions. The different process configurations considered include both power production, by means of an integrated gasification combined cycle (IGCC) plant, and synfuel production, by means of Fischer-Tropsch (FT) synthesis. The basic idea is to thermally couple a gasifier, fed with coal and steam, and a combustor where coal is burnt with air, thus overcoming the need of expensive pure oxygen as a feedstock. As a result, no or little nitrogen is present in the syngas produced by the gasifier; the required heat is transferred by using an inert solid as the carrier, which is circulated between the two modules. First, a thermodynamic study of the dual-bed gasification is carried out. Then a dual-bed gasification process is simulated by Aspen Plus, and the efficiency and overall CO{sub 2} emissions of the process are calculated and compared with a conventional gasification with oxygen. Eventually, the scheme with two reactors (gasifier-combustor) is coupled with an IGCC process. The simulation of this plant is compared with that of a conventional IGCC, where the gasifier is fed by high purity oxygen. According to the newly proposed configuration, the global plant efficiency increases by 27.9% and the CO{sub 2} emissions decrease by 21.8%, with respect to the performances of a conventional IGCC process. 29 refs., 7 figs., 5 tabs.

M. Sudiro; A. Bertucco; F. Ruggeri; M. Fontana [University of Padova, Milan (Italy). Italy and Foster Wheeler Italiana Spa

2008-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Performance improvement of silicon nitride ball bearings by ion implantation. CRADA final report  

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The present report summarizes technical results of CRADA No. ORNL 92-128 with the Pratt and Whitney Division of United Technologies Corporation. The stated purpose of the program was to assess the 3effect of ion implantation on the rolling contact performance of engineering silicon nitride bearings, to determine by post-test analyses of the bearings the reasons for improved or reduced performance and the mechanisms of failure, if applicable, and to relate the overall results to basic property changes including but not limited to swelling, hardness, modulus, micromechanical properties, and surface morphology. Forty-two control samples were tested to an intended runout period of 60 h. It was possible to supply only six balls for ion implantation, but an extended test period goal of 150 h was used. The balls were implanted with C-ions at 150 keV to a fluence of 1.1 {times} 10{sup 17}/cm{sup 2}. The collection of samples had pre-existing defects called C-cracks in the surfaces. As a result, seven of the control samples had severe spalls before reaching the goal of 60 h for an unacceptable failure rate of 0.003/sample-h. None of the ion-implanted samples experienced engineering failure in 150 h of testing. Analytical techniques have been used to characterize ion implantation results, to characterize wear tracks, and to characterize microstructure and impurity content. In possible relation to C-cracks. It is encouraging that ion implantation can mitigate the C-crack failure mode. However, the practical implications are compromised by the fact that bearings with C-cracks would, in no case, be acceptable in engineering practice, as this type of defect was not anticipated when the program was designed. The most important reason for the use of ceramic bearings is energy efficiency.

Williams, J.M. [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States); Miner, J. [United Technologies Corp., West Palm Beach, FL (United States). Pratt and Whitney Div.

1998-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Improving central heating plant performance at the defense construction supply center (DCSC): Advanced operation and maintenance methods. Final report  

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A 1987 air pollution emissions test done by the U.S. Army Environmental Hygiene Agency (USAEHA) identified several problems with the central heating plant (CHP) at the Defense Construction Supply Center (DCSC), Columbus, OH. Though DCSC repaired the specified problems, improved coal specifications, and tried to reduce air infiltration, CHP performance remained at unacceptable levels. Consequently, DCSC contracted the U.S. Army Construction Engineering Research Laboratories (USACERL) to apply advanced operation and maintenance procedures to improve its combustion system. This study employed a system-wide approach to evaluate the CHP 5 fuel storage, combustion, heat distribution, and the control of air emissions. Many short-term improvements to the CHP were identified and tested. Subsequent combustion and air emissions tests revealed that the recommended improvements successfully increased CHP efficiency. Long-term improvements were also recommended to help maintain the short-term improvements.

Savoie, M.J.; Standerfer, J.; Schmidt, C.M.; Gostich, J.; Mignacca, J.

1994-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Advanced Aerodynamic Devices to Improve the Performance, Economics, Handling, and Safety of Heavy Vehicles  

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Research is being conducted at the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) to develop advanced aerodynamic devices to improve the performance, economics, stability, handling and safety of operation of Heavy Vehicles by using previously-developed and flight-tested pneumatic (blown) aircraft technology. Recent wind-tunnel investigations of a generic Heavy Vehicle model with blowing slots on both the leading and trailing edges of the trailer have been conducted under contract to the DOE Office of Heavy Vehicle Technologies. These experimental results show overall aerodynamic drag reductions on the Pneumatic Heavy Vehicle of 50% using only 1 psig blowing pressure in the plenums, and over 80% drag reductions if additional blowing air were available. Additionally, an increase in drag force for braking was confirmed by blowing different slots. Lift coefficient was increased for rolling resistance reduction by blowing only the top slot, while downforce was produced for traction increase by blowing only the bottom. Also, side force and yawing moment were generated on either side of the vehicle, and directional stability was restored by blowing the appropriate side slot. These experimental results and the predicted full-scale payoffs are presented in this paper, as is a discussion of additional applications to conventional commercial autos, buses, motor homes, and Sport Utility Vehicles.

Robert J. Englar

2001-05-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Multi-strike ignition to improve performance, reduce misfiring of large gas engines  

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New product and application information is now available on the advanced `CPU-2OOO` digital ignition system introduced by Altronic earlier this year for large-bore gas engines and integral compressors. The system is designed to improve performance, reduce misfiring, and be easily retrofitted to existing large-bore engines. including those that are being converted to lean-burn combustion in order to reduce emissions. To do this, the CPU-2OOO system features a selectable multi-striking mode, a selectable energy level and second spark plug cut-off control, a choice of global or individual cylinder timing control, and a high-energy long-duration spark. The 24 Vdc-powered system also offers comprehensive display and communications capabilities, plus system diagnostics and self-test functions. The system uses existing Altronic II-CPU coils, pickups, primary wiring harnesses and other hardware, allowing for easy upgrades of existing II-CPU installations. Also, a detonation avoidance system is being developed as an option for engine protection. Altronic says the field tests have demonstrated the ability of the CPU-20OO system to ignite extra-lean mixtures created when turbochargers are added to engines that previously operated at much richer levels. NO{sub x} emissions have been reduced by as much as 88%, to less than 2.7 g/kWh.

NONE

1995-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Improvement of a turbocharger by-pass valve and impact on performance, controllability, noise and durability  

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ABSTRACT Over the past years, the evolution of emission standards as well as the advent of Fuel economy targets has driven the need for higher controllability of boost pressure. This is a strong trend, which will continue to be true for both gasoline and diesel engine applications as we prepare for further evolutions of standards and introduction of fuel economy regulations. While engine boundary conditions have become harsher, fine, accurate and sustainable control of boost is challenging the way mechatronics components are engineered. This requires us to apply a System Engineering approach and improve our understanding of the behaviour of the entire control chain so that we can ultimately influence the design and drive performance at the System level. This paper describes key elements of the kinematic tools developed by Honeywell Turbocharger Technologies in order to optimize turbocharger control solutions. It includes details on CAE applications such as fluid dynamics, flexible multi-body dynamics and thermo-mechanical simulations and how they can be linked together to analyse a complete system. It highlights the importance of understanding the behaviour of the whole control chain from the actuator command to the turbocharger and engine response. The paper presents results from one main examples on a new waste-gate concept for Fixed geometry turbochargers primarily for gasoline applications. This examples show how kinematic tools can be applied to achieve controllability and durability targets while accelerating development cycle time.

L. Toussaint; M. Marques; N. Morand; P. Davies; C. Groves; F. Tomanec; M. Zatko; D. Vlachy; R. Mrazek

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Occurrence reporting and processing system (ORPS) lessons learned: Tools to improve workplace performance  

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Various Department of Energy (DOE) orders require DOE and DOE contractor personnel to review abnormal events to gain lessons learned information. The term ``event`` is used to mean a real-time occurrence. When reviewing events data, it must be possible to determine what happened and why (including root causes), the impacts, the appropriate corrective actions, and any lessons learned that might be applicable to activities of other operations or contractors. Merely obtaining the information will not prevent occurrence of a similar event; contributing conditions must be corrected. It is important for managers, trainers, and others to learn from the events of others so that they may apply these experiences to their own activities. Reports of events must be analyzed to determine possible applicability to other facilities and/or job functions. Relevant information can then be used to correct defects and improve facilities and operations, thus making them more efficient and safer for all employees. Lessons learned information is particularly helpful in planning employee training and in developing training curriculum and programs. Lessons learned information can be obtained from many sources. It can be found in the Safety Performance Measurement System`s Computerized Accident/Incident Reporting System (CAIRS) module, the S&H Publications module, the Unusual Occurrence Reports module, and the Office of Nuclear Safety ``Operating Experience Weekly Summary.`` One important source of lessons teamed information is the Occurrence Reporting and Processing System (ORPS) database, which contains event data from September 1, 1990, to the present. This report discusses this source.

Commander, S.L.

1992-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Occurrence reporting and processing system (ORPS) lessons learned: Tools to improve workplace performance  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Various Department of Energy (DOE) orders require DOE and DOE contractor personnel to review abnormal events to gain lessons learned information. The term event'' is used to mean a real-time occurrence. When reviewing events data, it must be possible to determine what happened and why (including root causes), the impacts, the appropriate corrective actions, and any lessons learned that might be applicable to activities of other operations or contractors. Merely obtaining the information will not prevent occurrence of a similar event; contributing conditions must be corrected. It is important for managers, trainers, and others to learn from the events of others so that they may apply these experiences to their own activities. Reports of events must be analyzed to determine possible applicability to other facilities and/or job functions. Relevant information can then be used to correct defects and improve facilities and operations, thus making them more efficient and safer for all employees. Lessons learned information is particularly helpful in planning employee training and in developing training curriculum and programs. Lessons learned information can be obtained from many sources. It can be found in the Safety Performance Measurement System's Computerized Accident/Incident Reporting System (CAIRS) module, the S H Publications module, the Unusual Occurrence Reports module, and the Office of Nuclear Safety Operating Experience Weekly Summary.'' One important source of lessons teamed information is the Occurrence Reporting and Processing System (ORPS) database, which contains event data from September 1, 1990, to the present. This report discusses this source.

Commander, S.L.

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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MANCHESTER METROPOLITAN Financial Statements  

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) 3 Report of the Board of Governors 5 Income and Expenditure Account 7 Balance Sheet 9 Cash Flow of the capital projects scheduled to commence in 1993/94 and in the succeeding three financial years. Financial Results In 1992/93 the University recorded revenue of £121.701m, and reflected expenditure for periods

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Your Guide to Financial aid  

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Cruz Financial Aid and Scholarship Office website at financialaid.ucsc.edu UniversiTy of California, sanTa CrUz #12;What is Financial aid? Financial aid consists of money available from federal, state

California at Santa Cruz, University of

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DOE-Supported Technology Passes Scale-Up Test Converting CO DOE-Sponsored Research Improves Gas Turbine Performance  

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into Valuable Materials into Valuable Materials Publications News Release Release Date: June 17, 2013 DOE-Sponsored Research Improves Gas Turbine Performance DOE Lab Receives Award for Work on Drilling Technology An innovative airfoil manufacturing technology that promises to improve the performance of state-of-the-art gas turbines has been commercialized through research sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy. Photo courtesy of Mikro Systems, Inc. Washington, D.C. - An innovative airfoil manufacturing technology that promises to improve the performance of state-of-the-art gas turbines has been commercialized through research sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). The technology - which is expected to contribute to cleaner, more reliable and affordable domestic energy production as well as creating new

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FY 2013 DOE Agency Financial Report | Department of Energy  

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

Agency Financial Reports » FY 2013 DOE Agency Financial Agency Financial Reports » FY 2013 DOE Agency Financial Report FY 2013 DOE Agency Financial Report Notable accomplishments in FY 2013: Investments in energy transformation have resulted in testing of greenhouse gas storage, the first grid-connected offshore wind prototype, cost competitive advances in cellulosic ethanol, the first commercial geothermal system to deliver power to the electric grid, improved efficiency and cyber security for the electric grid, new appliance efficiency standards, the first full-scale nuclear reactor simulation. Basic research in the science field yielded several results, such as: the discovery of a powerful new microbe, major improvements to organic electronics, high-resolution molecular images, 3D printed batteries, improved efficiency in thermoelectric devices.

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FY 2013 DOE Agency Financial Report | Department of Energy  

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

Agency Financial Reports » FY 2013 DOE Agency Financial Agency Financial Reports » FY 2013 DOE Agency Financial Report FY 2013 DOE Agency Financial Report Notable accomplishments in FY 2013: Investments in energy transformation have resulted in testing of greenhouse gas storage, the first grid-connected offshore wind prototype, cost competitive advances in cellulosic ethanol, the first commercial geothermal system to deliver power to the electric grid, improved efficiency and cyber security for the electric grid, new appliance efficiency standards, the first full-scale nuclear reactor simulation. Basic research in the science field yielded several results, such as: the discovery of a powerful new microbe, major improvements to organic electronics, high-resolution molecular images, 3D printed batteries, improved efficiency in thermoelectric devices.

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10 - Improving the environmental performance of heavy-duty vehicles and engines: key issues and system design approaches  

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Abstract: This chapter reviews various advanced technologies to improve the efficiency and environmental performance of heavy-duty engines, including design and operating characteristics of key subsystems such as fuel injection, conventional and advanced low-temperature combustion, turbocharging, exhaust gas recirculation (EGR), variable valve actuation (VVA), cooling, aftertreatment, waste heat recovery (WHR), and electronic controls. Engine downsizing, down-speeding, down-breathing, turbocompounding, and air system capability performance are summarized by engine system theoretical analysis and numerical simulation for fuel consumption improvement.

Q. Xin; C.F. Pinzon

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Improved performance of the Boeing/LANL FEL experiment: Extraction efficiency and cavity-length detuning effects  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

We observed significant improvement in the performance of the Boeing/LANL free-electron laser (FEL) experiment in the last year. Some of the more graphic demonstrations of this improved performance are presented in the time-resolved optical spectral measurements (streak/spectrometer) and the electron-beam spectral measurements. We have observed an extraction efficiency of about 14% for the uniform wiggler and nearly 1% for the tapered-wiggler experiment. We also present experimental evidence consistent with a sideband instability and its suppression by cavity-length detuning.

A.H. Lumpkin; R.L. Tokar; D.H. Dowell; A.R. Lowrey; A.D. Yeremian; R.E. Justice

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Improving Energy Efficiency through Commissioning: Getting Started with Commissioning, Monitoring, and Maintaining Performance  

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Performance Measurement and Verification Protocol: Conceptssavings. Measurement and Verification (M&V) The process of

Parrish, Kristen

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Enhancing performing characteristics of organic semiconducting films by improved solution processing  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

Improved processing methods for enhanced properties of conjugated polymer films are disclosed, as well as the enhanced conjugated polymer films produced thereby. Addition of low molecular weight alkyl-containing molecules to solutions used to form conjugated polymer films leads to improved photoconductivity and improvements in other electronic properties. The enhanced conjugated polymer films can be used in a variety of electronic devices, such as solar cells and photodiodes.

Bazan, Guillermo C; Moses, Daniel; Peet, Jeffrey; Heeger, Alan J

2014-05-13T23:59:59.000Z

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E-Print Network 3.0 - attention improves performance Sample Search...  

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Vis. Res. 99 - improves or impairs ... Source: Carrasco, Marisa - Department of Psychology, New York University Collection: Biology and Medicine 2 PLoS Biology |...

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Support vector machines improve the accuracy of evaluation for the performance of laparoscopic training tasks  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

009-0556-6 Support vector machines improve the accuracy ofand support vector machine [SVM]) were compared. Theevaluation Á Support vector machines Á Training B. Allen (&)

Allen, Brian; Nistor, Vasile; Dutson, Erik; Carman, Greg; Lewis, Catherine; Faloutsos, Petros

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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WHEN DOES FINANCIAL SECTOR (IN)STABILITY INDUCE FINANCIAL REFORMS?  

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WHEN DOES FINANCIAL SECTOR (IN)STABILITY INDUCE FINANCIAL REFORMS? Susie LEE Ingmar SCHUMACHER (in)stability induce financial reforms? Susie Lee1 Ingmar Schumacher2 October 26, 2011 Abstract The article studies whether financial sector (in)stability had an effect on reforms in the fi- nancial sector

Boyer, Edmond

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HARVARD UNIVERSITY FINANCIAL POLICY Responsible Office: University Financial Services  

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: Purchasing Card Page 2 of 7 #12;HARVARD UNIVERSITY FINANCIAL POLICY Responsible Office: University FinancialHARVARD UNIVERSITY FINANCIAL POLICY Responsible Office: University Financial Services Date First Effective: 4/1/2010 Revision Date: 6/30/2013 Purchasing Card Policy Statement Harvard Purchasing Cards

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Financial Aid at HMS Bob Coughlin, Director of Financial Aid  

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Sample Packages Presidential Scholars Program Living within the HMS Budget Questions #12;The Financial Financial Aid Office #12;Questions about your award package? CONTACT US! The Financial Aid Office is here to answer questions, provide counseling anytime Financial Aid Appeal Process Appeals/Petitions Reviewed

Chou, James

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Tracking performance characterization and improvement of a piezoactuated micropositioning system based on an empirical index  

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Motion tracking is an important problem in micropositioning systems dedicated to ultra-precision robotic micromanipulation. This paper investigates the periodic motion tracking performance of a micropositioning system based on an empirical tracking performance ... Keywords: Micromanipulator, Motion control, Performance characterization, Piezoelectric actuation, Robust control, System identification

Qingsong Xu; Yangmin Li

2010-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Reduced Graphene Oxide Wrapped FeS Nanocomposite for Lithium-Ion Battery Anode with Improved Performance  

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Reduced Graphene Oxide Wrapped FeS Nanocomposite for Lithium-Ion Battery Anode with Improved Performance ... A new nanocomposite formulation of the FeS-based anode for lithium-ion batteries is proposed, where FeS nanoparticles wrapped in reduced graphene oxide (RGO) are produced via a facile direct-precipitation approach. ...

Ling Fei; Qianglu Lin; Bin Yuan; Gen Chen; Pu Xie; Yuling Li; Yun Xu; Shuguang Deng; Sergei Smirnov; Hongmei Luo

2013-05-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Improvement of pin-type amorphous silicon solar cell performance by employing double silicon-carbide p-layer structure  

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Improvement of pin-type amorphous silicon solar cell performance by employing double silicon-carbide Received 30 October 2003; accepted 18 November 2003 We investigated a double silicon-carbide p-layer structure consisting of a undiluted p-type amorphous silicon-carbide (p-a-SiC:H) window layer and a hydrogen

Kim, Yong Jung

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Improving the Control Performance of an Organic Rankine Cycle System for Waste Heat Recovery from a Heavy-Duty  

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Improving the Control Performance of an Organic Rankine Cycle System for Waste Heat Recovery from and efficiency of those systems. The system considered here is an Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) for recovering internal combustion engines presented in [1]. The system considered here is an Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Genetic algorithms for door-assigning and sequencing of trucks at distribution centers for the improvement of operational performance  

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In a supply chain, cross docking is one of the most innovative systems for improving the operational performance at distribution centers. By utilizing this cross docking system, products are delivered to the distribution center via inbound trucks and ... Keywords: Distribution center, Genetic algorithm, Supply chain, Truck scheduling

Kangbae Lee; Byung Soo Kim; Cheol Min Joo

2012-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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can significantly improve the performance of colour-conversion In addition to applications as efficient colour converters, nano-  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

that the `energy- transfer pumping' scheme studied here provides carrier inflow that can in principle compete. The latter value is comparable to the carrier inflow rate provided by energy transfer from the quantum wellcan significantly improve the performance of colour-conversion devices. In addition to applications

Pierrehumbert, Raymond

247

User Financial Account Form  

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URA REVISED 2/20/13 URA REVISED 2/20/13 User Financial Account Form Establish a user financial account at SLAC to procure gases, chemicals, supplies or services to support your experiment at SLAC's user facilities and to send samples, dewars, or other equipment between SLAC and your institution. To open or renew your SLAC user financial account, complete and submit this form along with a Purchase Order (PO) from your institution. The PO should be made to SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory for the amount of estimated expenditures (the suggested minimum is $1,000). Send this form with the PO (or a letter from the financial officer of your institution) to: Jackie Kerlegan (SSRL) or Theresa Wong (LCLS) User Research Administration, MS 99 User Research Administration, MS 99 SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory

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EERE Financial Opportunities: Grants  

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Grants Grants The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy's (EERE's) primary funding vehicle for businesses, industries, universities and others is a grant. Most EERE grants are awarded on a competitive basis. As such, EERE solicits applications in specific EERE program areas and selects from the submissions based on merit. EERE financial assistance opportunities are listed in the financial opportunities database and on Grants.gov, the government's Web site of all federal grant opportunities. In certain cases, financial assistance may be awarded through other processes. To learn more, see the noncompetitive grants and unsolicited proposals sections. Printable Version Skip footer navigation to end of page. EERE Financial Opportunities Home | EERE Home | U.S. Department of Energy

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Financial Planning Resource Allocation  

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Financial Planning Resource Allocation Human Resources Administrative Services Recruitment Management Leadership Studies Minor Admissions Information Desk & Game Center Fraternity/Sorority Life & Cross-Cultural Support Board Dining Medical Services Liaison for Faculty, Staff & Scholarships Retail

Barrash, Warren

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Financial Statistics: Expenditure  

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While public attention is usually focussed on one category of expenditure viz Rate Fund expenditure-both revenue and capital (see section 3.3)-it is ... financial statistics to realise that the term “expenditure”...

J. M. Gillespie

1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

251

Financial Networks Anna Nagurney  

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themselves, such as the Internet with electric power networks, financial networks, and transportation Automobiles, Trains, and Planes, Manufacturing and logistics Workstations, Distribution Points Processing Cables Radio Links Voice, Data, Video Energy Pumping Stations, Plants Pipelines, Transmission Lines Water

Nagurney, Anna

252

Financial Markets and Banking  

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transparency and sustainability Building a new financial order #12;IBM Institute for Business Value IBM Global to specialize and learn to fulfill their brand promises. Toward transparency and sustainability Building a new

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FINANCIAL ASSISTANT Binghamton University  

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of purchases, assigning general ledger accounts to employee labor records as well as purchase orders and workFINANCIAL ASSISTANT Binghamton University Physical Facilities - Finance & Resources Job Description purchasing functionality, accounts payable and receivable functionality and our employee labor distribution

Suzuki, Masatsugu

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financial | OpenEI  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

financial financial Dataset Summary Description This dataset highlights trends in financing terms for U.S. renewable energy projects that closed financing between Q3 2009 and Q3 2010. Information tracked includes debt interest rates, equity returns, financial structure applied, PPA duration, and other information. NREL's Renewable Energy Finance Tracking Initiative (REFTI) tracks renewable energy project financing terms by technology and project size. The intelligence gathered is intended to reveal industry trends and to inform input assumptions for models. Source NREL Date Released March 27th, 2011 (3 years ago) Date Updated Unknown Keywords biomass financial geothermal project finance solar PV wind onshore Data application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.spreadsheetml.sheet icon RE Project Finance Trends Q3 2009 - Q3 2010 (xlsx, 309.2 KiB)

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Federal Financial Report  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

FEDERAL FINANCIAL REPORT FEDERAL FINANCIAL REPORT (Follow form instructions) 1. Federal Agency and Organizational Element 2. Federal Grant or Other Identifying Number Assigned by Federal Agency Page of to Which Report is Submitted (To report multiple grants, use FFR Attachment) 1 pages 3. Recipient Organization (Name and complete address including Zip code) 4a. DUNS Number 4b. EIN 5. Recipient Account Number or Identifying Number 6. Report Type 7. Basis of Accounting

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Biotechnology in the potential practical application of somatotrophic hormones for improving animal performance  

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Biotechnology in the potential practical application of somatotrophic hormones for improving animal-1566, Switzerland. Summary. The use of biotechnology now allows adequate supplies of previously scarce, together with rapid advances in biotechnology, have produced an environment for potentially exciting

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Performance and design improvements toward the commercialization of a needle-free jet injector/  

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In the past years, the BioInstrumentation Lab has developed a handheld needle-free jet injector based on a custom Lorentz-force motor. While the current handheld design is effective as a research tool, many improvements ...

Modak, Ashin (Ashin Pramod)

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

258

Improving Building Performance at Urban Scale with a Framework for Real-time Data Sharing  

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approaches for building energy modeling: forward model andbe developed for rapid building energy modeling at the urbanbuilding performance, energy efficiency, energy modeling,

Pang, Xiufeng

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

259

Tennessee: U.S. Automaker Improves Plant’s Performance, Saves Costs  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

Nissan invested $331,000 to implement Superior Energy Performance (including internal staff time), resulting in a payback of just four months.

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Improve Chilled Water System Performance, Software Tools for Industry, Industrial Technologies Program (ITP) (Fact Sheet)  

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This fact sheet describes how the Industrial Technologies Program Chilled Water System Analysis Tool (CWSAT) can help optimize the performance of of industrial chilled water systems.

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2008-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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EERE Financial Opportunities: Cooperative Agreements  

Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

Agreements Agreements Photo of a handshake. The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) also awards cooperative agreements to businesses, industries, universities, and others. Cooperative agreements are similar to grants, but they require more involvement on the part of the federal government. In work performed through cooperative agreements, the federal government exercises more control in technical implementation. This may include project collaboration, participation in project management, or intervention in the activity. The nature and extent of involvement is outlined in a "statement of substantial involvement" included in the financial opportunity announcement. Like grants, most cooperative agreements are awarded on a competitive basis.

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Improving the Performance of Action Prediction through Identification of Abstract Tasks  

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learning. Introduction Our aim is to solve the prediction problem with a view towards home automation. In automating the home, the inhabitant's future actions can be performed without the inhabitant or user actions can be performed autonomously. Automation will provide a start towards the home adapting

Cook, Diane J.

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Heating, Ventilating, and Air-Conditioning: Recent Advances in Diagnostics and Controls to Improve Air-Handling System Performance  

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The performance of air-handling systems in buildings needs to be improved. Many of the deficiencies result from myths and lore and a lack of understanding about the non-linear physical principles embedded in the associated technologies. By incorporating these principles, a few important efforts related to diagnostics and controls have already begun to solve some of the problems. This paper illustrates three novel solutions: one rapidly assesses duct leakage, the second configures ad hoc duct-static-pressure reset strategies, and the third identifies useful intermittent ventilation strategies. By highlighting these efforts, this paper seeks to stimulate new research and technology developments that could further improve air-handling systems.

Wray, Craig; Wray, Craig P.; Sherman, Max H.; Walker, I.S.; Dickerhoff, D.J.; Federspiel, C.C.

2008-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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CESC-Webinar: Financial and Policy Innovations to Support Energy  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

CESC-Webinar: Financial and Policy Innovations to Support Energy CESC-Webinar: Financial and Policy Innovations to Support Energy Efficiency: Energy Performance Contracting and On-Bill Financing Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: CESC-Webinar: Financial and Policy Innovations to Support Energy Efficiency: Energy Performance Contracting and On-Bill Financing Agency/Company /Organization: Clean Energy Solutions Center, National Renewable Energy Laboratory Sector: Energy, Climate Focus Area: Energy Efficiency, - Utility Topics: Finance, Policies/deployment programs Resource Type: Video, Presentation, Webinar, Training materials Website: cleanenergysolutions.org/online_training/webinars/FinancialPolicyInnov Cost: Free CESC-Webinar: Financial and Policy Innovations to Support Energy Efficiency: Energy Performance Contracting and On-Bill Financing Screenshot

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FY 2010 DOE Agency Financial Report | Department of Energy  

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

Agency Financial Reports » FY 2010 DOE Agency Financial Agency Financial Reports » FY 2010 DOE Agency Financial Report FY 2010 DOE Agency Financial Report The Department's efforts brought it closer to its goals of: expanding the frontiers of science (science, discovery and innovation) creating clean energy jobs (economic prosperity) curbing the carbon pollution that threatens our planet (clean, secure energy) reducing nuclear dangers (national security) FY 2010 was the second year of implementing the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (Recovery Act). The Department contributed to the Administration's goal of stimulating the U.S. economy through ramping up its activities in energy-related areas of spending, project performance, and job creation. FY 2010 DOE Agency Financial Report More Documents & Publications

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Improving TCP Performance over Networks with Wireless Components using ``Probing Devices''  

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, but the actual ``sending window'' never exceeds the minimum of the advertised and congestion window. Standard TCP­Tahoe and TCP­Reno. We show that, this way, standard TCP can improve its per­ formance without requiring any the design limitations of the probing device itself. The aggressive or conservative nature of the probing

Tsaoussidis, Vassilis

267

IT Project risk management in the financial sector: an exploratory study .  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

??This study investigates project risk management in information technology (IT) environment. The intention is to identify factors that will improve project success in the financial… (more)

Mbokane, Stuart Ezrom

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

268

Improving the Performance of Air-Conditioning Systems in an ASEAN Climate  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

This paper describes an analysis of air conditioning performance under hot and humid tropical climate conditions appropriate to the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) countries. This region, with over 280 million people, has one...

Busch, J. F.; Warren, M. L.

1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of an improved sodium exposure test cell experiment for characterization of AMTEC electrode performance  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

An investigation into sources of inconsistencies in sodium exposure test cell (SETC) measurements, used to characterize AMTEC electrode performance, was conducted. Development of modifications to the SETC setup and operation was also accomplished...

Fiebig, Bradley Nelson

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Integrated approach towards the application of horizontal wells to improve waterflooding performance. Quarterly report, January 1--March 31, 1997  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The overall purpose of the proposed project is to improve secondary recovery performance of a marginal oil field through the use of an appropriate reservoir management plan. The selection of plan will be based on the detailed reservoir description using an integrated approach. The authors expect that 2 to 5% of the original oil in place will be recovered using this method. This should extend the life of the reservoir by at least 10 years. The project is divided into two stages. In Stage 1 of the project, the authors selected part of the Glenn Pool Field-Self Unit. They conducted cross borehole tomography surveys and formation micro scanner logs through a newly drilled well. By combining the state-of-the-art data with conventional core and log data, they developed a detailed reservoir description based on an integrated approach. After conducting extensive reservoir simulation studies, they evaluated alternate reservoir management strategies to improve the reservoir performance including drilling of a horizontal injection well. They observed that selective completion of many wells followed by an increase in the injection rate was the most feasible option to improve the performance of the Self Unit. This management plan is currently being implemented and the performance is being monitored. Stage 2 of the project will involve selection of part of the same reservoir (Berryhill Unit-Tract 7), development of reservoir description using only conventional data, simulation of flow performance using developed reservoir description, selection of an appropriate reservoir management plan, and implementation of the plan followed by monitoring of reservoir performance.

Kelkar, M.; Liner, C.; Kerr, D.

1997-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The role of neuro-fuzzy modelling as a greening technique, in improving the performance of vehicular spark ignition engine  

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The spark ignition engine, by far, is the largest source of motive power in the world. Therefore, continuous endeavours to improve its performance are needed to save in fuel consumption and reduce cost. The main goal of this paper is to develop a neuro-fuzzy model for fuel Injection Time (IT) in order to design a neuro-fuzzy controller for improving the performance of the spark ignition engine. The obtained results showed that the developed neuro-fuzzy model is capable of predicting the fuel IT with a mean squared error less than 0.0072. Furthermore, the power produced by the neuro-fuzzy controller has higher values of about 15-73% than the power produced by the PID controller used in the basic engine. The BSFC is reduced by about 2-5% compared to the PID controller.

Mashhour M. Bani Amer; Yousef S.H. Najjar

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

272

Possible Origin of Improved High Temperature Performance of Hydrothermally Aged Cu/Beta Zeolite Catalysts  

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The hydrothermal stability of Cu/beta NH3 SCR catalysts are explored here. In particular, this paper focuses on the interesting ability of this catalyst to maintain and even enhance high-temperature performance for the "standard" SCR reaction after modest (900 °C, 2 hours) hydrothermal aging. Characterization of the fresh and aged catalysts was performed with an aim to identify possible catalytic phases responsible for the enhanced high temperature performance. XRD, TEM and 27Al NMR all showed that the hydrothermally aging conditions used here resulted in almost complete loss of the beta zeolite structure between 1 and 2 hours aging. While the 27Al NMR spectra of 2 and 10 hour hydrothermally-aged catalysts showed significant loss of a peak associated with tetrahedrally-coordinated Al species, no new spectral features were evident. Two model catalysts, suggested by these characterization data as possible mimics of the catalytic phase formed during hydrothermal aging of Cu/beta, were prepared and tested for their performance in the "standard" SCR and NH3 oxidation reactions. The similarity in their reactivity compared to the 2 hour hydrothermally-aged Cu/beta catalyst suggests possible routes for preparing multi-component catalysts that may have wider temperature windows for optimum performance than those provided by current Cu/zeolite catalysts.

Peden, Charles HF; Kwak, Ja Hun; Burton, Sarah D.; Tonkyn, Russell G.; Kim, Do Heui; Lee, Jong H.; Jen, H. W.; Cavattaio, Giovanni; Cheng, Yisun; Lambert, Christine

2012-04-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Financial and Activity Reports | Department of Energy  

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

December 9, 2011 Financial and Activity Report - December 9, 2011 December 2, 2011 Financial and Activity Report - December 2, 2011 November 25, 2011 Financial and Activity Report...

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High Temperature Steam Electrolysis: Demonstration of Improved Long-Term Performance  

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Long-term performance is an ongoing issue for hydrogen production based on high-temperature steam electrolysis (HTSE). For commercial deployment, solid-oxide electrolysis stacks must achieve high performance with long-term degradation rates of {approx}0.5%/1000 hours or lower. Significant progress has been achieved toward this goal over the past few years. This paper will provide details of progress achieved under the Idaho National Laboratory high temperature electrolysis research program. Recent long-term stack tests have achieved high initial performance with degradation rates less than 5%/khr. These tests utilize internally manifolded stacks with electrode-supported cells. The cell material sets are optimized for the electrolysis mode of operation. Details of the cells and stacks will be provided along with details of the test apparatus, procedures, and results.

J. E. O'Brien; X. Zhang; R. C. O'Brien; G. Tao

2011-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

275

Retrofit Financial Analysis Tool  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

The Street and Parking Facility Lighting Retrofit Financial Analysis Tool was developed by a partnership of the DOE Municipal Solid-State Street Lighting Consortium, the Clinton Climate Initiative (CCI)/C40, and the Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP), for the financial analysis of retrofitting street and parking facility lighting with more efficient alternatives. Property owners, city and other government agencies, utilities, and energy efficiency organizations can use this tool to compute annualized energy and energy-cost savings, maintenance savings, greenhouse gas reductions, net present value, and simple payback associated with potential lighting upgrades.

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Parental effects improve escape performance of juvenile reef fish in a high-CO2 world  

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...performance of juvenile reef fish in a high-CO2 world Bridie J. M. Allan 1 Gabrielle M...Torregrande, Oristano, Italy Rising CO2 levels in the oceans are predicted to have...parental effects may reduce the impact of high CO2 on the growth, survival and routine metabolic...

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

277

Improving a robotics framework with real-time and high-performance features  

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Middleware has a key role in modern and object-oriented robotics frameworks, which aim at developing reusable, scalable and maintainable systems using different platforms and programming languages. However, complex robotics software falls into the category ... Keywords: data distribution service, middleware, performance, real-time, robotics

Jesús Martínez; Adrián Romero-Garcés; Luis Manso; Pablo Bustos

2010-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

278

The Consistency of Virtual Organizations Enabling Capabilities and Improvements in Knowledge Management Performance  

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The success of a virtual organization VO largely depends on the effective collaboration of its members in orchestrating their knowledge, skills, core competences and resources. It enables the VOs to enhance competitive capabilities and respond better ... Keywords: Contingency Theory, Enabling Capabilities, Information and Communication Technology, Knowledge Management, Knowledge Management Performance KMP, Virtual Organization VO

Ali Moeini; Alireza Farmahini Farahani; Ahad Zare Ravasan

2013-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

279

Improving environmental performances of organic spreading technologies through the use of life cycle  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

) is generally used to assess environmental performances of a product or a system. Some agricultural LCA were, France Corresponding author*: marilys.pradel@cemagref.fr Abstract Life Cycle Assessment (LCA into account the direct contributions of agricultural machinery. In this paper, we develop the three step

Boyer, Edmond

280

Understanding the Role of Different Conductive Polymers in Improving the Nanostructured Sulfur Cathode Performance  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

of obstacles, including poor cycle life, low Coulombic efficiency, and low active material utilization.5 Cathode Performance Weiyang Li, Qianfan Zhang, Guangyuan Zheng,§ Zhi Wei Seh, Hongbin Yao, and Yi Cui*,, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, California 94305, United

Cui, Yi

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Nanoparticle-induced light scattering for improved performance of quantum-well solar cells  

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performance of InP/InGaAsP quantum-well waveguide solar cells via light scattering from deposited dielectric of quantum wells to ensure high photon absorption efficiency and increased short-circuit current den- sity homojunction device by extending the absorption spectrum to longer wavelengths.6,7 We show here that nor- mally

Yu, Edward T.

282

Alternative fuels for low emissions and improved performance in CI and heavy duty engines  

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Contents include: Limited durability of the diesel engine with a dual-fuel system on neat sunflower oil; Analysis and testing of a high-pressure micro-compressor; Spark-assisted alcohol operation in a low heat rejection engine; Combustion improvement of heavy-duty methanol engine by using autoignition system; Clean Fleet Alternative Fuels demonstration project; Vehicle fuel economy -- the Clean Fleet Alternative Fuels project; Safety and occupational hygiene results -- Clean Fleet Alternative Fuels project; Vehicle reliability and maintenance -- Clean Fleet Alternative Fuels project; Flammability tests of alcohol/gasoline vapors; Flame luminosity enhancement of neat methanol fuel by non-aromatic hydrocarbon additives; and more.

NONE

1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

283

Advanced Energy Retrofit Guide: Practical Ways to Improve Energy Performance; Grocery Stores (Revised) (Book)  

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The U.S. Department of Energy developed the Advanced Energy Retrofit Guides (AERGs) to provide specific methodologies, information, and guidance to help energy managers and other stakeholders successfully plan and execute energy efficiency improvements. Detailed technical discussion is fairly limited in these guides. Instead, we emphasize actionable information, practical methodologies, diverse case studies, and unbiased evaluations of the most promising retrofit measures for each building type. A series of AERGs is under development, addressing key segments of the commercial building stock. Grocery stores were selected as one of the highest priority sectors, because they represent one of the most energy-intensive market segments.

Hendron, B.

2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

284

Financial Assistance Level III 1 ACQUISITION CERTIFICATION - FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE  

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

Financial Assistance Level III 1 Financial Assistance Level III 1 ACQUISITION CERTIFICATION - FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE LEVEL III PART A - EMPLOYEE INFORMATION Name (Last, First, Middle initial)_____________________________________________ Email Address____________________________________________________________ Phone___________________________________________________________________ Agency Name ____________________________________________________________ Agency Address__________________________________________________________ Title, Series, Grade________________________________________________________ Education: Please specify degree and major: Degree: Associates: __; Bachelors __; Masters: __; Doctorate: __ Major: PART B - CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

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Financial News for Major Energy Companies  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

Second Quarter 2005 Second Quarter 2005 The "Financial News for Major Energy Companies" is issued quarterly to report recent trends in the financial performance of the major energy companies. These include the respondents to Form EIA-28 (Financial Reporting System (FRS)), with the exception of the FRS companies that do not issue quarterly earnings releases or fail to provide separate information for the company's U.S. operations. Twenty-five major energy companies reported overall net income (excluding unusual items) of $23.0 billion on revenues of $276.1 billion during the second quarter of 2005 (Q205). The level of net income for Q205 was 38 percent higher than in the second quarter of 2004 (Q204) (Table 1). Net income for Q205 increased primarily as a result of higher crude oil

286

Financial News for Major Energy Companies  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

Third Quarter 2005 Third Quarter 2005 The "Financial News for Major Energy Companies" is issued quarterly to report recent trends in the financial performance of the major energy companies. These include the respondents to Form EIA-28 (Financial Reporting System (FRS)), with the exception of the FRS companies that do not issue quarterly earnings releases or fail to provide separate information for the company's U.S. operations. Twenty-one 1 major energy companies reported overall net income (excluding unusual items) of $26.0 billion on revenues of $295.1 billion during the third quarter of 2005 (Q305). The level of net income for Q305 was 69 percent higher than in the third quarter of 2004 (Q304) (Table 1). Net income for Q305 increased primarily as a result of higher crude oil and

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Financial News for Major Energy Companies  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

First Quarter 2006 First Quarter 2006 The "Financial News for Major Energy Companies" is issued quarterly to report recent trends in the financial performance of the major energy companies. These include the respondents to Form EIA-28 (Financial Reporting System (FRS)), with the exception of the FRS companies that do not issue quarterly earnings releases or fail to provide separate information for the company's U.S. operations. Twenty-one major energy companies 1 reported overall net income (excluding unusual items) of $24.1 billion on revenues of $276.6 billion during the first quarter of 2006 (Q106). The level of net income for Q106 was 23 percent higher than in the first quarter of 2005 (Q105) (Table 1). Net income for Q106 increased primarily as a result of higher crude oil and

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Improved characterization of reservoir behavior by integration of reservoir performances data and rock type distributions  

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An integrated geological/petrophysical and reservoir engineering study was performed for a large, mature waterflood project (>250 wells, {approximately}80% water cut) at the North Robertson (Clear Fork) Unit, Gaines County, Texas. The primary goal of the study was to develop an integrated reservoir description for {open_quotes}targeted{close_quotes} (economic) 10-acre (4-hectare) infill drilling and future recovery operations in a low permeability, carbonate (dolomite) reservoir. Integration of the results from geological/petrophysical studies and reservoir performance analyses provide a rapid and effective method for developing a comprehensive reservoir description. This reservoir description can be used for reservoir flow simulation, performance prediction, infill targeting, waterflood management, and for optimizing well developments (patterns, completions, and stimulations). The following analyses were performed as part of this study: (1) Geological/petrophysical analyses: (core and well log data) - {open_quotes}Rock typing{close_quotes} based on qualitative and quantitative visualization of pore-scale features. Reservoir layering based on {open_quotes}rock typing {close_quotes} and hydraulic flow units. Development of a {open_quotes}core-log{close_quotes} model to estimate permeability using porosity and other properties derived from well logs. The core-log model is based on {open_quotes}rock types.{close_quotes} (2) Engineering analyses: (production and injection history, well tests) Material balance decline type curve analyses to estimate total reservoir volume, formation flow characteristics (flow capacity, skin factor, and fracture half-length), and indications of well/boundary interference. Estimated ultimate recovery analyses to yield movable oil (or injectable water) volumes, as well as indications of well and boundary interference.

Davies, D.K.; Vessell, R.K. [David K. Davies & Associates, Kingwood, TX (United States); Doublet, L.E. [Texas A& M Univ., College Station, TX (United States)] [and others

1997-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

289

Rather than resonance, flapping wing flyers may play on aerodynamics to improve performance  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Saving energy and enhancing performance are secular preoccupations shared by both nature and human beings. In animal locomotion, flapping flyers or swimmers rely on the flexibility of their wings or body to passively increase their efficiency using an appropriate cycle of storing and releasing elastic energy. Despite the convergence of many observations pointing out this feature, the underlying mechanisms explaining how the elastic nature of the wings is related to propulsive efficiency remain unclear. Here we use an experiment with a self-propelled simplified insect model allowing to show how wing compliance governs the performance of flapping flyers. Reducing the description of the flapping wing to a forced oscillator model, we pinpoint different nonlinear effects that can account for the observed behavior ---in particular a set of cubic nonlinearities coming from the clamped-free beam equation used to model the wing and a quadratic damping term representing the fluid drag associated to the fast flapping motion. In contrast to what has been repeatedly suggested in the literature, we show that flapping flyers optimize their performance not by especially looking for resonance to achieve larger flapping amplitudes with less effort, but by tuning the temporal evolution of the wing shape (i.e. the phase dynamics in the oscillator model) to optimize the aerodynamics.

Sophie Ramananarivo; Ramiro Godoy-Diana; Benjamin Thiria

2011-08-29T23:59:59.000Z

290

Regulatory and Financial Reform of Federal Research Policy: Recommendations  

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and Financial Reform of Federal Research Policy: and Financial Reform of Federal Research Policy: Recommendations to the NRC Committee on Research Universities Regulatory and Financial Reform of Federal Research Policy: Recommendations to the NRC Committee on Research Universities At the request of the National Research Council (NRC) Committee on Research Universities, the Council on Governmental Relations (COGR), the Association of American Universities (AAU), and the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) have assembled a set of ten recommendations for regulatory reform that would improve research universities' ability to carry out their missions without requiring a significant financial investment by the Federal government. Regulatory and Financial Reform of Federal Research Policy: Recommendations

291

Financial Networks Anna Nagurney  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

of Management University of Massachusetts Amherst, Massachusetts 01003 MEASURING SYSTEMIC RISK Conference and realizing a timely response to evolving events. Anna Nagurney Financial Networks #12;Characteristics by the intersection of supply and demand curves in the context of spatially separate markets in which transportation

Nagurney, Anna

292

Actuarial and Financial Studies  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

DN200 Science DN230 Actuarial and Financial Studies DN201 Computer Science SCIENCE 2014 UCD Your world. Your future. www.ucd.ie/science #12;Biochemistry & Molecular Biology 6 DN200 Cell & Molecular Biology 7 DN200 Environmental Biology 8 DN200 DN200 Biological, Biomedical & Biomolecular Sciences

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Case Study- The Challenge: Improving the Performance of a Waste-To-Energy Facility  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

This case study examines how the City of Long Beach, California, was able to improve the operational efficiency of its Southeast Resource Recovery Facility (SERRF), a recycling and solid waste-to-energy plant. To replace inlet damper control and reduce energy consumption, variable frequency drives (VFDs) were installed on the induced draft fans of three boiler systems. As a result of the retrofit, facility energy consumption was reduced by more than 34 percent (3,661,200 kWh per year), and the facility saved more than $329,500 annually. Taking into consideration a $400,000 California Energy Commission grant, the simple net payback for this project was just under 10 months.

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Incremental performance improvements for a surface-convergency H- ion source  

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We discuss some of the interventions on LANSCE's surface-conversion negative-hydrogen ion sources to increase reliability; lifetime and output without any major re-design of the machine. LANSCE's source presently delivers a baseline 16 mA, 60 Hz, 12% duty factor beam. We describe how better quality control and processing of tungsten filaments allow the comfortable completion of 28-day run cycles, how improved temperature control of the ion source body yields an increased H{sup -} output, how higher input power through an additional filament allows operations at plasma densities while maintaining the filament lifetime and how adequate electrode biasing inside the source provide some control over the beam Twiss parameters on exit.

Rouleau, Gary [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Chacon - Golcher, Edwin [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Geros, Ernest [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Johnson, Kenneth [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Rybarcyk, Lawrence [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Stelzer, James [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Keller, Roderich [NON LANL; Tarvainen, Olli [NON LANL

2010-11-10T23:59:59.000Z

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A linear MOSFET regulation system to improve the performance of the booster-ramping power supplies at the APS.  

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The APS booster ring uses ramping power supplies to power the sextupole, quadrupole, and dipole magnets as the beam energy ramps up linearly to 7 GeV. Due to the circuit topology used, those supplies are unable to follow the linear ramp to the desired accuracy. The best regulation achieved is 0.5% while 0.1 % is desired. In addition to the unsatisfying regulation, those supplies are sensitive to AC line perturbations and are not able to reject AC line noises higher than a few tens of Hertz. To improve the performance, a linear MOSFET regulation system using paralleled MOSFET devices in series with the power supply is proposed. The system uses a real-time current feedback loop to force the MOSFETs to work in the linear operation mode. By using this linear MOSFET regulator, the voltage drop on MOSFETs, and hence the voltage imposed on magnets, can be regulated very quickly. As a result, the regulation of the magnet current can be improved significantly. Experiments and simulation have been performed to verify the proposed method. Results show that, with the linear regulator, the current regulation can be improved to better than 0.1%. Because of the high bandwidth of the linear regulator, it can reduce the harmonic content in the output current as well as reject the AC line disturbance.

Feng, G.; Deriy, B.; Wang, J.; Shang, H.; Xu, S.

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Performance improvement of phenyl acetate as propylene carbonate-based electrolyte additive for lithium ion battery by fluorine-substituting  

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Abstract Phenyl acetate (PA) is more stable and much cheaper than vinylene carbonate (VC), a commercial electrolyte additive for graphite anode of lithium ion battery, but its performance needs to be improved. In this paper, we report a new additive, 4-fluorophenyl acetate (4-FPA), which results from the fluorine-substituting of PA. The properties of the formed solid electrolyte interphase (SEI) by 4-FPA are investigated comparatively with PA by molecular energy level calculation, cyclic voltammetry, charge–discharge test, scanning electron microscopy, energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy, and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy. It is found that the SEI formed by 4-FPA is more protective than PA, resulting in the improved cyclic stability of lithium ion battery: the capacity retention of LiFePO4/graphite cell after 90 cycles is 92% for 4-FPA but only 84% for PA. The fluorine in 4-FPA makes it more reducible than PA and the fluorine-containing reduction products of 4-FPA are incorporated into the SEI, which contributes to the improved performance.

Bin Li; Yaqiong Wang; Haibin Lin; Xianshu Wang; Mengqing Xu; Yating Wang; Lidan Xing; Weishan Li

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Modular condenser replacement at ANO-1 solves operating problems and improves performance  

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After 22 years of operation, the condenser tube bundles and waterboxes at Arkansas Nuclear One, Unit 1 (ANO-1) had deteriorated significantly, impairing operating performance, reducing condenser reliability and increasing maintenance cost. An extensive condition assessment performed in 1995 revealed a 34% wall loss on the original Admiralty tubing and an erosion rate of 1.7% annually. Additionally, Arkansas Nuclear One was considering an 8% power uprate, which would place additional duty on the main condenser. As a result, it was decided to completely reconstruct the four condenser tube bundles serving the two low-pressure turbines at Arkansas Nuclear One. An evaluation of the available condenser tube materials was performed to determine which material was best suited for service in the single pass, single pressure condenser at ANO-1. All copper based materials were excluded from consideration due to the detrimental effect copper has on secondary chemistry and more specifically steam generator integrity. Titanium and a variety of stainless steel materials were evaluated, and ultimately titanium was selected as the replacement condenser tube material for the rebuilt condenser tube bundles due primarily to its corrosion resistance and extensive operating experience in condenser service. An impressed current cathodic protection system and epoxy waterbox coating was also installed to prevent galvanic corrosion of the carbon steel waterboxes. The cathodic protection system included local alarm indication to alert plant operating staff of any system malfunction that could result in titanium hydrating. A comparison of the heat transfer characteristics of the existing condenser design with Admiralty tubes and a new tube bundle design with titanium tubes concluded that a new tube bundle design was required to optimize the condenser performance and accommodate the anticipated 8% power uprate. This paper will discuss the condenser optimization program from the design state to final installation. Further, it was decided to completely shop fabricate these four titanium tube bundles to minimize the site erection schedule. Each bundle measuring over 44 ft. (13.5 m) long, over 13 ft, (4 m) wide, and nearly 18 ft. (5.5 m) tall, weighed 195,000 lbs (88,450 kg). The weight and size of the bundles created a variety of fabrication, transportation and installation challenges that required extensive advanced planning, scheduling and coordination. The complete installation of the redesigned condenser tube bundles and waterboxes was accomplished during the Fourteenth Refueling Outage of ANO-1 in 1997.

Edgell, D.; Davidian, A.

1999-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Nottingham Trent University Financial Statements  

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and Financial Review Regulatory Regulatory environment The University is a Higher Education Corporation Financial statements 31 July 2010 Contents Operating and Financial Review 3 Independent auditors' reportCity Limited of which the University owns one-third. Strategy When the original Strategic Plan was launched six

Evans, Paul

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Solid-State Lighting: Financial Opportunities  

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Financial Financial Opportunities Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to Solid-State Lighting: Financial Opportunities to someone by E-mail Share Solid-State Lighting: Financial Opportunities on Facebook Tweet about Solid-State Lighting: Financial Opportunities on Twitter Bookmark Solid-State Lighting: Financial Opportunities on Google Bookmark Solid-State Lighting: Financial Opportunities on Delicious Rank Solid-State Lighting: Financial Opportunities on Digg Find More places to share Solid-State Lighting: Financial Opportunities on AddThis.com... Current Opportunities DOE Selections Related Opportunities Financial Opportunities DOE financial opportunities for solid-state lighting (SSL) include competitive solicitations, grants, and other federal funding mechanisms to

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Improving the performance of the Y-12 fluidized bed contactors: Final report on investigations at the University of Tennessee  

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Recent tests at The University of Tennessee in Knoxville (UT) have demonstrated improved fluidization performance in a mockup of the Oak Ridge Y-12 Plant fluidized bed with a modified gas distributor. Combining the modified distributor with the recently developed fluidization intensity module is expected to result in substantial operational improvements for the fluidized beds in Building 9212 at Y-12. Important additional benefits coming from the improved operation of the Y-12 fluidized beds will be a reduction in the consumption of reactant gases, a reduction in scrubber waste production, and a reduced need for manual cleaning of the particulate removal system. UT tests have also demonstrated that the tapered wall design traditionally used for the Y-12 fluidized beds does not provide a sufficient improvement in fluidization quality to justify the continued use of this design in place of a more conventional straight-wall configuration. The straight-wall design for replacement beds is expected to result in substantial equipment cost savings. Other operating scenarios that could potentially be used to reduce reactant gas consumption and scrubber waste production have also been considered. These scenarios are documented here for future reference.

Daw, C.S.; Hawk, J.A. [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States)

1993-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Improving Switching Performance of Power MOSFETs Used in High Rep-Rate, Short Pulse, High-Power Pulsers  

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As their switching and power handling characteristics improve, solid-state devices are finding new applications in pulsed power. This is particularly true of applications that require fast trains of short duration pulses. High voltage (600-1200V) MOSFETs are especially well suited for use in these systems, as they can switch at significant peak power levels and are easily gated on and off very quickly. MOSFET operation at the shortest pulse durations is not constrained by the intrinsic capabilities of the MOSFET, but rather by the capabilities of the gate drive circuit and the system physical layout. This project sought to improve MOSFET operation in a pulsed power context by addressing these issues. The primary goal of this project is to improve the switching performance of power MOSFETs for use in high rep-rate, short pulse, high-power applications by improving the design of the gate drive circuits and the circuit layouts used in these systems. This requires evaluation of new commercial gate drive circuits and upgrading the designs of LLNL-developed circuits. In addition, these circuits must be tested with the fastest available high-voltage power MOSFETs.

Cook, E G

2006-09-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Improving DOE Project Performance Using the DOD Integrated Master Plan - 12481  

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DOE O 413 measures a project's progress to plan by the consumption of funding, the passage of time, and the meeting of milestones. In March of 2003, then Under Secretary, Energy, Science, Card received a memo directing the implementation of Project Management and the Project Management Manual, including the Integrated Master Plan and Integrated Master Schedule. This directive states 'the integrated master plan and schedule tie together all project tasks by showing their logical relationships and any constraints controlling the start or finish of each task. This process results in a hierarchy of related functional and layered schedules derived from the Work Breakdown Structure that can be used for monitoring and controlling project progress'. This paper shows how restoring the IMP/IMS paradigm to DOE program management increases the probability of program success in ways not currently available using DOD O 413 processes alone. Using DOE O 413 series guidance, adding the Integrated Master Plan and Integrated Master Schedule paradigm would provide a hierarchical set of performance measures for each 'package of work,' that provides measurable visibility to the increasing maturity of the project. This measurable maturity provides the mechanism to forecast future performance of cost, schedule, and technical outcomes in ways not available using just the activities in DOE O 413. With this information project managers have another tool available to address the issues identified in GAO-07-336 and GAO-09-406. (authors)

Alleman, Glen B. [DOD Programs, Project Time and Cost (United States); Nosbisch, Michael R. [Managing Principle, Western Region, Project Time and Cost (United States)

2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Dynamic Performance Analysis on CANDU Fuel Handling System for Operational Improvement  

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The dynamic performance of the Fueling Machine (F/M) Heavy Water (D{sub 2}O) supply system for Wolsong Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) was evaluated using Modular Modeling System (MMS) computer code. Parametric study has been carried out to investigate the effects of dual common set pressure and the position change rate of series valve on the dynamic behavior of common header pressure and common bleed valve position during the mode changes of supply pressure. The results show that the introduction of the series valve position demand curve and the dual common header set pressure is effective to attenuate the overshoot of common header pressure during mode changes. This does not lead any adverse effects on the system performance of supply pressure control and heavy water supply to F/M during the mode changes. The dynamic evaluation results of the F/M D{sub 2}O supply system will be used for the new control system parameter settings and help to relieve system operators' burdens during the system operation. (authors)

Jeong Mann Kim; Byung Ryul Jung [Korea Power Engineering Company, Inc, 360 9 Mabuk Dong, Giheung-gu Yongin-si, Gyeonggi-do 449-713 (Korea, Republic of); Wan Kyu Park [Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power Company, 167 Samseong-dong, Kangnam-gu, Seoul 135-791 (Korea, Republic of)

2002-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Control of household refrigerators. Part 2: Alternate control approaches for improving temperature performance and reducing energy use  

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In Part 1 it was shown that conventional control of household refrigerators is achieved by regulating the distribution of air in the freezer compartment to all other parts of the plant. In Part 2 three alternative approaches to the conventional control of a top-mount refrigerator are presented: variable temperature bandwidths, uncoupled compressor and evaporator fan, and the combination of these two. These allowed the plant to achieve near-ideal control with respect to improved temperature performance in each compartment. Automatic airflow dampers were used with the dual controllers to independently regulate refrigerator compartment temperature. Plant performance was simulated using a model that computes the refrigerant and airflow systems behavior. Together, these alternate configurations and approaches define new control algorithms that reveal the plant's optimal control model for improving performance and energy usage relative to conventional controllers. Results based on model simulations are dependent upon the model's accuracy and validity. However, the model validation studies cited here, though limited in scope, do show agreement between simulation and experimental data for the ambient temperatures and thermal load conditions considered. This suggests that these model results are reasonable, and representative of actual plant behavior under these conditions and configurations for a top-mount style refrigerator plant.

Graviss, K.J.; Collins, R.L.

1999-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Establishment of an Industry-Driven Consortium Focused on Improving the Production Performance of Domestic Stripper Wells  

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The Pennsylvania State University, under contract to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) established a national industry-driven Stripper Well Consortium (SWC) that is focused on improving the production performance of domestic petroleum and/or natural gas stripper wells. The consortium creates a partnership with the U.S. petroleum and natural gas industries and trade associations, state funding agencies, academia, and the National Energy Technology Laboratory. This report serves as the eighth quarterly technical progress report for the SWC. Key activities for this reporting period include: (1) Organize and host the 2006 Spring Meeting in State College, PA to review and select projects for SWC co-funding; (2) Participation in the 2006 PA CleanEnergy Expo Energy Theater to air the DVD on ''Independent Oil: Rediscovering American's Forgotten Wells''; (3) New member additions; (4) Improving communications; and (5) Planning of the fall technology meetings.

Joel L. Morrison; Sharon L. Elder

2006-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Establishment of an Industry-Driven Consortium Focused on Improving the Production Performance of Domestic Stripper Wells  

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The Pennsylvania State University, under contract to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) has established a national industry-driven Stripper Well Consortium (SWC) that is focused on improving the production performance of domestic petroleum and/or natural gas stripper wells. The consortium creates a partnership with the U.S. petroleum and natural gas industries and trade associations, state funding agencies, academia, and the National Energy Technology Laboratory. This report serves as the seventh quarterly technical progress report for the SWC. Key activities for this reporting period include: (1) Nomination and election of the Executive Council members for the 2006-07 term, (2) Finalize and release the 2006 Request for Proposals (RFP), (3) Invoice and recruit members, (4) Plan for the spring meeting, (5) Improving communication efforts, and (6) Continue distribution of the DVD entitled: ''Independent Oil: Rediscovering American's Forgotten Wells''.

Joel L. Morrison; Sharon L. Elder

2006-04-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Using Post-Occupancy Evaluation to Inform Design and Improve Performance  

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p p ro a c h e s t o p e rf o rm a n c e actual performance – lighting 0 20 40 60 80 100 Gloria Marshall ES Garrett ES York ES * highest rating in SHW study * Re-site Partial re-site New design %age satisfaction rate ESL-KT-13-12-15 CATEE 2013...: Clean Air Through Energy Efficiency Conference, San Antonio, Texas Dec. 16-18 0 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 Gloria Marshall ES Garrett ES York ES Actual 25.2 kBTU/sqft/yr Predicted 18.4 kBTU/sqft/yr Actual 23.9 kBTU/sqft/yr Predicted 32.3 kBTU/sqft/yr No energy...

Langer, S.

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Improved resins and novel materials and methods for solid phase extraction and high performance liquid chromatography  

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Solid-phase extraction (SPE) has grown to be one of the most widely used methods for isolation and preconcentration of a vast range of compounds from aqueous solutions. By modifying polymeric SPE resins with chelating functional groups, the selective uptake of metals was accomplished. The resin, along with adsorbed metals, was vaporized in the ICP and detection of the metals was then possible using either mass or emission spectroscopy. Drug analyses in biological fluids have received heightened attention as drug testing is on the increase both in sports and in the work environment. By using a direct-injection technique, biological fluids can be injected directly into the liquid chromatographic system with no pretreatment. A new surfactant, a sulfonated form of Brij-30 (Brij-S) is shown to prevent the uptake of serum proteins on commercial HPLC columns by forming a thin coating on the silica C18 surface. Excellent separations of eight or more drugs with a wide range of retention times were obtained. The separations had sharper peaks and lower retention times than similar separations performed with the surfactant sodium dodecylsulfate (SDS). Quantitative recovery of a number of drugs with limits of detection near 1 ppm with a 5 {micro}l injection volume were obtained. Finally, a method for solid-phase extraction in a syringe is introduced. The system greatly reduced the volume of solvent required to elute adsorbed analytes from the SPE bed while providing a semi-automated setup. SPE in a syringe consists of a very small bed of resin-loaded membrane packed into a GC or HPLC syringe. After extraction, elution was performed with just a few {micro}l of solvent. This small elution volume allowed injection of the eluent directly from the syringe into the chromatographic system, eliminating the handling problems associated with such small volumes.

Freeze, R.

1997-10-08T23:59:59.000Z

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Effect of updated data base and improved analysis on performance of radioisotope thermophotovoltaic converter  

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Previous analyses of RTPV space power systems published by the authors were based on a number of approximations employed to permit early dissemination of preliminary results pending availability of fuller experimental data need3d to conduct more rigorous analyses. Among those approximations were: (1) the use of limited test data and optimistic projections of the spectral transmissivity of the RTPV`s selective IR filters and of the spectral quantum efficiency of the GaSb PV cells; (2) the use of theoretical formulas instead of experimental measurements of the PV cell`s open-circuit voltage, fill factor, and optimum voltage instead of its measured current-voltage characteristics; (3) rough estimates of the TPV converter`s active-area fraction instead of computed values based on detailed designs; (4) inadequate accounting for the effect of radiation reflected by the IR filter and absorbed by the emitter in reducing the generator`s required heat input; and (5) omission of the shadowing effect and ohmic losses caused by the PV cell`s grid lines. The above-listed shortcomings of the previously published analyses are addressed in the present paper, which describes revised analyses based on recently obtained experimental data of IR filter reflectivities and PV cell quantum efficiencies and current-voltage characteristic, measured by EDTEK under an OSC-initiated subcontract to its ongoing DOE contract. Their test results show that EDTEK has been eminently successful in improving the reflectivities of the IR filters and in reproducing the quantum efficiencies of Boeing`s best PV cells, but their initial (Dec-95) PV cell fell far short of matching the open-circuit voltages and fill factors predicted by theory.

Schock, A.; Or, C.T. [Orbital Sciences Corp., Germantown, MD (United States)

1996-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Improved Recovery Boiler Performance Through Control of Combustion, Sulfur, and Alkali Chemistry  

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This project involved the following objectives: 1. Determine black liquor drying and devolatilization elemental and total mass release rates and yields. 2. Develop a public domain physical/chemical kinetic model of black liquor drop combustion, including new information on drying and devolatilization. 3. Determine mechanisms and rates of sulfur scavenging in recover boilers. 4. Develop non-ideal, public-domain thermochemistry models for alkali salts appropriate for recovery boilers 5. Develop data and a one-dimensional model of a char bed in a recovery boiler. 6. Implement all of the above in comprehensive combustion code and validate effects on boiler performance. 7. Perform gasification modeling in support of INEL and commercial customers. The major accomplishments of this project corresponding to these objectives are as follows: 1. Original data for black liquor and biomass data demonstrate dependencies of particle reactions on particle size, liquor type, gas temperature, and gas composition. A comprehensive particle submodel and corresponding data developed during this project predicts particle drying (including both free and chemisorbed moisture), devolatilization, heterogeneous char oxidation, char-smelt reactions, and smelt oxidation. Data and model predictions agree, without adjustment of parameters, within their respective errors. The work performed under these tasks substantially exceeded the original objectives. 2. A separate model for sulfur scavenging and fume formation in a recovery boiler demonstrated strong dependence on both in-boiler mixing and chemistry. In particular, accurate fume particle size predictions, as determined from both laboratory and field measurements, depend on gas mixing effects in the boilers that lead to substantial particle agglomeration. Sulfur scavenging was quantitatively predicted while particle size required one empirical mixing factor to match data. 3. Condensed-phase thermochemistry algorithms were developed for salt mixtures and compared with sodium-based binary and higher order systems. Predictions and measurements were demonstrated for both salt systems and for some more complex silicate-bearing systems, substantially exceeding the original scope of this work. 4. A multi-dimensional model of char bed reactivity developed under this project demonstrated that essentially all reactions in char beds occur on or near the surface, with the internal portions of the bed being essentially inert. The model predicted composition, temperature, and velocity profiles in the bed and showed that air jet penetration is limited to the immediate vicinity of the char bed, with minimal impact on most of the bed. The modeling efforts substantially exceeded the original scope of this project. 5. Near the completion of this project, DOE withdrew the BYU portion of a multiparty agreement to complete this and additional work with no advanced warning, which compromised the integration of all of this material into a commercial computer code. However, substantial computer simulations of much of this work were initiated, but not completed. 6. The gasification modeling is nearly completed but was aborted near its completion according to a DOE redirection of funds. This affected both this and the previous tasks.

Baxter, Larry L.

2008-06-09T23:59:59.000Z

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ENERGY STAR Using On-site Renewable Energy as the Next Step to Improving Energy Performance and Reducing Emissions  

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ON-SITE RENEWABLE ENERGY AS THE NEXT STEP ON-SITE RENEWABLE ENERGY AS THE NEXT STEP TO IMPROVING ENERGY PERFORMANCE AND REDUCING EMISSIONS jcpenney has a corporate energy management strategy that includes using energy efficient technologies in its stores and encouraging energy conservation. As part of this strategy, the company also investigated generating electricity through on-site renewable energy. jcpenney is a partner in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ENERGY STAR Commercial Buildings Program, and has been tracking building energy use since 2006 using EPA's free benchmarking tool, Portfolio Manager. Portfolio Manager provides a 1-100 energy performance score similar to a "miles-per-gallon" metric for vehicle fuel efficiency. Those buildings that achieve an ENERGY STAR score

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ESTABLISHMENT OF AN INDUSTRY-DRIVEN CONSORTIUM FOCUSED ON IMPROVING THE PRODUCTION PERFORMANCE OF DOMESTIC STRIPPER WELLS  

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The Pennsylvania State University, under contract to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL), will establish, promote, and manage a national industry-driven Stripper Well Consortium (SWC) that will be focused on improving the production performance of domestic petroleum and/or natural gas stripper wells. The consortium creates a partnership with the U.S. petroleum and natural gas industries and trade associations, state funding agencies, academia, and the National Energy Technology Laboratory. This report serves as the eighth quarterly technical progress report for the SWC. Key activities for this reporting period include: (1) issuing subcontracts, (2) SWC membership class expansion, (3) planning SWC technology transfer meetings, and (4) extending selected 2001 project periods of performance. In addition, a literature search that focuses on the use of lasers, microwaves, and acoustics for potential stripper well applications continued.

Joel L. Morrison

2002-09-27T23:59:59.000Z

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Reach: A low cost-approach to reducing stack emissions and improving the performance of oil-fired boilers  

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Improved oil combustion technology, based upon optimization of oil atomizer and flame stabilizer design, has been retrofit to oil-fired boilers to reduce NO{sub x} emissions, particulate matter emissions, and opacity, and to provide operational and performance benefits. This technology, referred to as REACH, can be retrofit to wall-fired and tangential-fired boilers at a cost of less than $0.75/kW, a fraction of the cost of installing new burners. The technology is compatible with conventional NO{sub x} controls such as overfire air, flue gas recirculation, and low-NO{sub x} burners, and can be combined with these techniques to further reduce NO{sub x} emissions. REACH has been applied to eighty boilers representing over 14,000 MW of generating capacity. This paper describes REACH technology, its applicability and cost, and the emissions and performance results achieved in full scale applications.

Giovanni, D.V.; McElroy, M.W.; Kerho, S.E. [Electric Power Technologies, Inc., Menlo Park, CA (United States)

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Improving the Field Performance of Natural Gas Furnaces, Chicago, Illinois (Fact Sheet)  

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The objective of this project is to examine the impact that common installation practices and age-induced equipment degradation may have on the installed performance of natural gas furnaces, as measured by steady-state efficiency and AFUE. PARR identified twelve furnaces of various ages and efficiencies that were operating in residential homes in the Des Moines Iowa metropolitan area and worked with a local HVAC contractor to retrieve them and test them for steady-state efficiency and AFUE in the lab. Prior to removal, system airflow, static pressure, equipment temperature rise, and flue loss measurements were recorded for each furnace. After removal from the field the furnaces were transported to the Gas Technology Institute (GTI) laboratory, where PARR conducted steady-state efficiency and AFUE testing. The test results show that steady-state efficiency in the field was 6.4% lower than that measured for the same furnaces under standard conditions in the lab, which included tuning the furnace input and air flow rate. Comparing AFUE measured under ASHRAE standard conditions with the label value shows no reduction in efficiency for the furnaces in this study over their 15 to 24 years of operation when tuned to standard conditions. Further analysis of the data showed no significant correlation between efficiency change and the age or the rated efficiency of the furnace.

Rothgeb, S.; Brand, L.

2013-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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SPINEL-BASED REFRACTORIES FOR IMPROVED PERFORMANCE IN COAL GASIFICATION ENVIRONMENTS  

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Oak Ridge National Laboratory, in collaboration with refractory manufacturer Minteq International, Inc., academic partner Missouri University of Science and Technology and refractory end users have developed novel refractory systems and techniques to reduce energy consumption of refractory lined vessels. The objective of this U.S. DOE funded project was to address the need for innovative refractory compositions by developing MgO-Al 2O3 spinel gunnable refractory compositions utilizing new aggregate materials, bond systems, protective coatings, and phase formation techniques. Materials have been developed specifically for coal gasification environments and work has been performed to develop and apply low cost coatings using a colloidal approach for protection against attack of the refractory brick by the service environment and to develop a light-weight back-up refractory system to help offset the high thermal conductivity inherent in spinel materials. This paper discusses the systematic development of these materials, laboratory testing and evaluation of these materials, and relevant results achieved toward the reduction of chemical reactions and mechanical degradation by the service environment though compositional and processing modifications.

Hemrick, James Gordon [ORNL; Armstrong, Beth L [ORNL; Rodrigues-Schroer, Angela [Minteq International, Inc.; Colavito, [Minteq International, Inc.; Smith, Jeffrey D [ORNL; O'Hara, Kelley [University of Missouri, Rolla

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An efficient flooding algorithm for improving network performance in optical WDM networks  

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In any networking environment, network and resource information has to be maintained periodically for re-routing the traffic. Especially in fault tolerant optical networks, after the faults are detected and recovered, the network topology changes have to be constantly configured for correct light path decisions to be made. In order to maintain correct routing tables and also to prevent blocking of forthcoming calls by the failed connection, the flooding messages have been broadcast to all nodes. When every node in the network floods the messages, problems arise of excessive redundancy of messages, resource contention and signal collision. This causes high protocol overhead and interference with the existing traffic in the networks. In this paper, lazy flooding algorithm is analysed and simulated by comparing the performance of all-flooding method and threshold flooding. Here, instead of flooding for each channel status update, such as to be changed from available to occupy or vice versa, we hold the process of update till it reaches certain points. The simulation results shows that the proposed flooding method achieves reduced blocking probability with increased throughput thereby increasing the scalability of the network.

M. Arunachalam; V. Rajamani

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Glucose oxidase enzyme immobilized porous silica for improved performance of a glucose biosensor  

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Abstract High activity of glucose oxidase (GOD) enzyme (immobilized in porous silica particles) is desirable for a better glucose biosensor. In this work, effect of pore diameter of two porous hosts on enzyme immobilization, activity and glucose sensing was compared. The hosts were amine functionalized: (i) microporous silica (NH2-MS) and (ii) mesoporous silica (NH2-SBA-15). Based on whether the dimension of GOD is either larger or smaller than the pore diameter, GOD was immobilized on either external or internal surface of NH2-MS and NH2-SBA-15, with loadings of 512.5 and 634 mg/g, respectively. However, GOD in NH2-SBA-15 gave a higher normalized absolute activity (NAA), which led to an amperometric sensor with a larger linear range of 0.4–13.0 mM glucose. In comparison, GOD in NH2-MS had a lower NAA and a smaller linear range of 0.4–3.1 mM. In fact, the present GOD-NH2-SBA-15 electrode based sensor was better than other MS and SBA-15 based electrodes reported in literature. Thus, achieving only a high GOD loading (as in NH2-MS) does not necessarily give a good sensor performance. Instead, a host with a relatively larger pore than enzyme, together with optimized electrode composition ensures the sensor to be functional in both hyper- and hypoglycemic range.

Anees Y. Khan; Santosh B. Noronha; Rajdip Bandyopadhyaya

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An oxygenating additive for improving the performance and emission characteristics of marine diesel engines  

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Diesel engines provide the major power sources for marine transportation and contribute to the prosperity of the worldwide economy. However, the emissions from diesel engines also seriously threaten the environment and are considered one of the major sources of air pollution. The pollutants emitted from marine vessels are confirmed to cause the ecological environmental problems such as the ozone layer destruction, enhancement of the greenhouse effect, and acid rain, etc. Marine diesel engine emissions such as particulate matter and black smoke carry carcinogen components that significantly impact the health of human beings. Investigations on reducing pollutants, in particular particulate matter and nitrogen oxides are critical to human health, welfare and continued prosperity. The addition of an oxygenating agent into fuel oil is one of the possible approaches for reducing this problem because of the obvious fuel oil constituent influences on engine emission characteristics. Ethylene glycol monoacetate was found to be a promising candidate primarily due to its low poison and oxygen-rich composition properties. In this experimental study ethylene glycol monoacetate was mixed with diesel fuel in various proportions to prepare oxygenated diesel fuel. A four-cylinder diesel engine was used to test the engine performance and emission characteristics. The influences of ethylene glycol monoacetate ration to diesel oil, inlet air temperature and humidity parameters on the engine’s speed and torque were considered. The experimental results show that an increase in the inlet air temperature caused an increase in brake specific fuel consumption (BSFC), carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide emission, and exhaust gas temperature, while decreasing the excess air, oxygen and nitrogen oxide emission concentrations. Increasing the inlet air humidity increased the carbon monoxide concentration while the decreased excess air, oxygen and nitrogen oxide emission concentrations. In addition, increasing ethylene glycol monoacetate ratio in the diesel fuel caused an increase in the BSFC while the excess air and oxygen emission concentrations decreased.

C.-Y. Lin; J.-C. Huang

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Plasma Performance Improvement with Lithium-Coated Plasma-Facing Components in NSTX  

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Lithium as a plasma-facing material has many attractive features, including a reduction in the recycling of hydrogenic species and the potential for withstanding high heat and neutron fluxes in fusion reactors. Recent NSTX experiments have shown, for the first time, significant and recurring benefits of lithium coatings on plasma-facing components (PFC's) to the performance of divertor plasmas in both L- and H- mode confinement regimes heated by high-power neutral beams. They included decreases in the plasma density and inductive flux consumption, and increases in the electron temperature, ion temperature, energy confinement time, and DD neutron rate. Extended periods of MHD quiescence were also achieved, and measurements of the visible emission from the lower divertor showed a reduction in the deuterium, carbon, and oxygen line emission. Other salient results with lithium evaporation included a broadening of the electron temperature profile, and changes in edge density gradients that benefited electron Bernstein wave coupling. There was also a reduction in ELM frequency and amplitude, followed by a period of complete ELM suppression. In general, it was observed that both the best and the average confinement occurred after lithium deposition and that the increase in WMHD occurs mostly through an increase in We. In addition, a liquid lithium divertor (LLD) is being installed on NSTX this year. As the first fully-toroidal liquid metal divertor target, experiments with the LLD can provide insight into the behavior of metallic ITER PFC's should they liquefy during high-power divertor tokamak operations. The NSTX lithium coating and LLD experiments are important near-term steps in demonstrating the potential of liquid lithium as a solution to the first-wall problem for both magnetic and inertial fusion reactors.

Kaita, R; Kugel, H; Bell, M G; Bell, R; Boedo, J; Bush, C; Ellis, R; Gates, D; Gerhardt, S; Gray, T; Kallman, J; Kaye, S; LeBlanc, B; Majeski, R; Maingi, R; Mansfield, D; Menard, J; Mueller, D; Ono, M; Paul, S; Raman, R; Roquemore, A L; Ross, P W; Sabbagh, S; Schneider, H; Skinner, S H; Soukhanovskii, V; Stevenson, T; Stotler, D; Timberlake, J; Zakharov, L; Ahn, J; Allain, J P; Wampler, W R

2009-01-08T23:59:59.000Z

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Plasma Performance Improvements with Liquid Lithium Limiters in CDX-U  

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The use of flowing liquid lithium as a first wall for a reactor has potentially attractive physics and engineering features. The Current Drive experiment-Upgrade (CDX-U) at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory has begun experiments with a fully toroidal liquid lithium limiter. CDX-U is a compact [R = 34 cm, a = 22 cm, Btoroidal = 2 kG, IP =100 kA, T(subscript)e(0) {approx} 100 eV, n(subscript)e(0) {approx} 5 x 10{sup 19} m-3] short-pulse (<25 msec) spherical tokamak with extensive diagnostics. The limiter, which consists of a shallow circular stainless steel tray of radius 34 cm and width 10 cm, can be filled with lithium to a depth of a few millimeters, and forms the lower limiting surface for the discharge. Heating elements beneath the tray are used to liquefy the lithium prior to the experiment. The total area of the tray is approximately 2000 cm{sup 2}. The tokamak edge plasma, when operated in contact with the lithium-filled tray, shows evidence of reduced impurities and recycling. The reduction in re cycling and impurities is largest when the lithium is liquefied by heating to 250 degrees Celsius. Discharges which are limited by the liquid lithium tray show evidence of performance enhancement. Radiated power is reduced and there is spectroscopic evidence for increases in the core electron temperature. Furthermore, the use of a liquid lithium limiter reduces the need for conditioning discharges prior to high current operation. The future development path for liquid lithium limiter systems in CDX-U is also discussed.

R. Majeski; M. Boaz; D. Hoffman; B. Jones; R. Kaita; H. Kugel; T. Munsat; J. Spaleta; V. Soukhanovskii; J. Timberlake; L. Zakharov; G. Antar; R. Doerner; S. Luckhardt; R.W. Conn; M. Finkenthal; D. Stutman; R. Maingi; and M. Ulrickson

2002-07-12T23:59:59.000Z

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321

Plasma Performance Improvement with Lithium-Coated Plasma-Facing Components in NSTX  

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Lithium as a plasma-facing material has many attractive features, including a reduction in the recycling of hydrogenic species and the potential for withstanding high heat and neutron fluxes in fusion reactors. Recent NSTX experiments have shown, for the first time, significant and recurring benefits of lithium coatings on plasma-facing components (PFC's) to the performance of divertor plasmas in both L- and H- mode confinement regimes heated by high-power neutral beams. They included decreases in the plasma density and inductive flux consumption, and increases in the electron temperature, ion temperature, energy confinement time, and DD neutron rate. Extended periods of MHD quiescence were also achieved, and measurements of the visible emission from the lower divertor showed a reduction in the deuterium, carbon, and oxygen line emission. Other salient results with lithium evaporation included a broadening of the electron temperature profile, and changes in edge density gradients that benefited electron Bernstein wave coupling. There was also a reduction in ELM frequency and amplitude, followed by a period of complete ELM suppression. In general, it was observed that both the best and the average confinement occurred after lithium deposition and that the increase in WMHD occurs mostly through an increase in We. In addition, a liquid lithium divertor (LLD) is being installed on NSTX this year. As the first fully-toroidal liquid metal divertor target, experiments with the LLD can provide insight into the behavior of metallic ITER PFC's should they liquefy during high-power divertor tokamak operations. The NSTX lithium coating and LLD experiments are important near-term steps in demonstrating the potential of liquid lithium as a solution to the first-wall problem for both magnetic and inertial fusion reactors.

Kaita, R., et. al.

2008-09-29T23:59:59.000Z

322

Performance improvement of CdS/Cu(In,Ga)Se2 solar cells after rapid thermal annealing  

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In this paper, we investigated the effect of rapid thermal annealing (RTA) on solar cell performance. An opto-electric conversion efficiency of 11.75% (Voc = 0.64 V, Jsc = 25.88 mA/cm2, FF=72.08%) was obtained under AM 1.5G when the cell was annealed at 300 ?C for 30 s. The annealed solar cell showed an average absolute efficiency 1.5% higher than that of the as-deposited one. For the microstructure analysis and the physical phase confirmation, X-ray diffraction (XRD), Raman spectra, front surface reflection (FSR), internal quantum efficiency (IQE), and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) were respectively applied to distinguish the causes inducing the efficiency variation. All experimental results implied that the RTA eliminated recombination centers at the p?n junction, reduced the surface optical losses, enhanced the blue response of the CdS buffer layer, and improved the ohmic contact between Mo and Cu(In, Ga)Se2 (CIGS) layers. This leaded to the improved performance of CIGS solar cell.

Chen Dong-Sheng (???); Yang Jie (? ?); Xu Fei (? ?); Zhou Ping-Hua (???); Du Hui-Wei (???); Shi Jian-Wei (???); Yu Zheng-Shan (???); Zhang Yu-Hong (???); Brian Bartholomeusz; Ma Zhong-Quan (???)

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

323

Weatherization and Intergovernmental Program: Financial Opportunities  

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Financial Financial Opportunities Site Map Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to Weatherization and Intergovernmental Program: Financial Opportunities to someone by E-mail Share Weatherization and Intergovernmental Program: Financial Opportunities on Facebook Tweet about Weatherization and Intergovernmental Program: Financial Opportunities on Twitter Bookmark Weatherization and Intergovernmental Program: Financial Opportunities on Google Bookmark Weatherization and Intergovernmental Program: Financial Opportunities on Delicious Rank Weatherization and Intergovernmental Program: Financial Opportunities on Digg Find More places to share Weatherization and Intergovernmental Program: Financial Opportunities on AddThis.com... Financial Opportunities On this page, you can read about how the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)

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Southwestern Power Administration Combined Financial Statements, 2006-2009  

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We have audited the accompanying combined balance sheets of the Southwestern Federal Power System (SWFPS), as of September 30, 2009, 2008, 2007, and 2006, and the related combined statements of revenues and expenses, changes in capitalization, and cash flows for the years then ended. As described in note 1(a), the combined financial statement presentation includes the hydroelectric generation functions of another Federal agency (hereinafter referred to as the generating agency), for which Southwestern Power Administration (Southwestern) markets and transmits power. These combined financial statements are the responsibility of the management of Southwestern and the generating agency. Our responsibility is to express an opinion on these combined financial statements based on our audits. We conducted our audits in accordance with auditing standards generally accepted in the United States of America. Those standards require that we plan and perform the audits to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the combined financial statements are free of material misstatement. An audit includes consideration of internal control over financial reporting as a basis for designing audit procedures that are appropriate in the circumstances, but not for the purpose of expressing an opinion on the effectiveness of Southwestern and the generating agency’s internal control over financial reporting. Accordingly, we express no such opinion. An audit also includes examining, on a test basis, evidence supporting the amounts and disclosures in the combined financial statements, assessing the accounting principles used and significant estimates made by management, as well as evaluating the overall combined financial statement presentation. We believe that our audits provide a reasonable basis for our opinion. In our opinion, the combined financial statements referred to above present fairly, in all material respects, the respective financial position of the Southwestern Federal Power System, as of September 30, 2009, 2008, 2007, and 2006, and the results of its operations and its cash flow for the years then ended, in conformity with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles. Our audits were conducted for the purpose of forming an opinion on the 2009, 2008, 2007, and 2006 SWFPS’s combined financial statements taken as a whole. The supplementary information in the combining financial statements is presented for purposes of additional analysis and is not a required part of the basic combined financial statements. The supplementary information has been subjected to the auditing procedures applied in the audit of the basic combined financial statements and, in our opinion, is fairly stated in all material respects in relation to the basic combined financial statements taken as a whole.

none,

2009-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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NREL Evaluates the Thermal Performance of Uninsulated Walls to Improve the Accuracy of Building Energy Simulation Tools (Fact Sheet)  

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This technical highlight describes NREL research to develop models of uninsulated wall assemblies that help to improve the accuracy of building energy simulation tools when modeling potential energy savings in older homes. Researchers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have developed models for evaluating the thermal performance of walls in existing homes that will improve the accuracy of building energy simulation tools when predicting potential energy savings of existing homes. Uninsulated walls are typical in older homes where the wall cavities were not insulated during construction or where the insulating material has settled. Accurate calculation of heat transfer through building enclosures will help determine the benefit of energy efficiency upgrades in order to reduce energy consumption in older American homes. NREL performed detailed computational fluid dynamics (CFD) analysis to quantify the energy loss/gain through the walls and to visualize different airflow regimes within the uninsulated cavities. The effects of ambient outdoor temperature, radiative properties of building materials, and insulation level were investigated. The study showed that multi-dimensional airflows occur in walls with uninsulated cavities and that the thermal resistance is a function of the outdoor temperature - an effect not accounted for in existing building energy simulation tools. The study quantified the difference between CFD prediction and the approach currently used in building energy simulation tools over a wide range of conditions. For example, researchers found that CFD predicted lower heating loads and slightly higher cooling loads. Implementation of CFD results into building energy simulation tools such as DOE2 and EnergyPlus will likely reduce the predicted heating load of homes. Researchers also determined that a small air gap in a partially insulated cavity can lead to a significant reduction in thermal resistance. For instance, a 4-in. tall air gap (Figure 1a) led to a 15% reduction in resistance. Similarly, a 2-ft tall air gap (Figure 1c) led to 54% reduction in thermal resistance. NREL researchers plan to extend this study to include additional wall configurations, and also to evaluate the performance of attic spaces with different insulation levels. NREL's objective is to address each potential issue that leads to inaccuracies in building energy simulation tools to improve the predictions.

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2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Budget & Performance | Department of Energy  

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

Energy Department » Budget & Performance Energy Department » Budget & Performance Budget & Performance STRATEGIC PLAN Strategic Plan - May 2011 Updated February 2012 Agency Financial Report (pdf) The Agency Financial Report (AFR) is organized by three major sections: Management's Discussion Analysis - provides executive-level information on the Department's history, mission, organization, Secretarial priorities, analysis of financial statements, systems, controls and legal compliance and other management priorities facing the Department. Financial Results - provides a Message from the Chief Financial Officer, the Department's consolidated and combined financial statements and the Auditors' Report. Other Accompanying Information - provides the Inspector General's Statement of Management Challenges, Improper Payments Information Act Reporting details and other statutory reporting.

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ESTABLISHMENT OF AN INDUSTRY-DRIVEN CONSORTIUM FOCUSED ON IMPROVING THE PRODUCTION PERFORMANCE OF DOMESTIC STRIPPER WELLS  

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The Pennsylvania State University, under contract to the U.S. Department of Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory will establish, promote, and manage a national industry-driven Stripper Well Consortium (SWC) that will be focused on improving the production performance of domestic petroleum and/or natural gas stripper wells. The consortium creates a partnership with the U.S. petroleum and natural gas industries and trade associations, state funding agencies, academia, and the National Energy Technology Laboratory. This report serves as the first quarterly technical progress report for the SWC. Key activities for this reporting period include: (1) hosting the SWC spring proposal meeting in Golden Colorado, (2) planning of the upcoming SWC fall technology transfer meetings, and (3) recruiting the SWC base membership.

Joel L. Morrison

2004-12-28T23:59:59.000Z

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ESTABLISHMENT OF AN INDUSTRY-DRIVEN CONSORTIUM FOCUSED ON IMPROVING THE PRODUCTION PERFORMANCE OF DOMESTIC STRIPPER WELLS  

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The Pennsylvania State University, under contract to the U.S. Department of Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory will establish, promote, and manage a national industry-driven Stripper Well Consortium (SWC) that will be focused on improving the production performance of domestic petroleum and/or natural gas stripper wells. The consortium creates a partnership with the U.S. petroleum and natural gas industries and trade associations, state funding agencies, academia, and the National Energy Technology Laboratory. This report serves as the fifteenth quarterly technical progress report for the SWC. Key activities for this reporting period include: (1) hosting the SWC spring proposal meeting in Golden Colorado, (2) planning of the upcoming SWC fall technology transfer meetings, and (3) recruiting the SWC base membership.

Joel L. Morrison

2004-12-23T23:59:59.000Z

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ESTABLISHMENT OF AN INDUSTRY-DRIVEN CONSORTIUM FOCUSED ON IMPROVING THE PRODUCTION PERFORMANCE OF DOMESTIC STRIPPER WELLS  

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The Pennsylvania State University, under contract to the U.S. Department of Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory will establish, promote, and manage a national industry-driven Stripper Well Consortium (SWC) that will be focused on improving the production performance of domestic petroleum and/or natural gas stripper wells. The consortium creates a partnership with the U.S. petroleum and natural gas industries and trade associations, state funding agencies, academia, and the National Energy Technology Laboratory. This report serves as the ninth quarterly technical progress report for the SWC. Key activities for this reporting period include: (1) organizing and hosting two fall technology transfer meetings, (2) SWC membership class expansion, and (3) planning the SWC 2003 Spring meeting. In addition, a literature search that focuses on the use of lasers, microwaves, and acoustics for potential stripper well applications continued.

Joel L. Morrison

2003-04-08T23:59:59.000Z

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Thin Metal Oxide Films to Modify a Window Layer in CdTe-Based Solar Cells for Improved Performance  

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We report on CdS/CdTe photovoltaic devices that contain a thin Ta2O5 film deposited onto the CdS window layer by sputtering. We show that for thicknesses below 5 nm, Ta2O5 films between CdS and CdTe positively affect the solar cell performance, improving JSC, VOC, and the cell power conversion efficiency despite the insulating nature of the interlayer material. Using the Ta2O5 interlayer, a VOC gain of over 100 mV was demonstrated compared to a CdTe/CdS baseline. Application of a 1nm Ta2O5 interlayer enabled the fabrication of CdTe solar cells with extremely thin (less than 30 nm) CdS window layers. The efficiency of these cells exceeded that of a base line cell with 95 nm of CdS.

Lemmon, John P.; Polikarpov, Evgueni; Bennett, Wendy D.; Kovarik, Libor

2012-05-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Financial Opportunities | Department of Energy  

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Financial Opportunities Financial Opportunities Financial Opportunities The Water Power Program focuses on technological development and deployment of innovative technologies capable of generating electricity from water. The program funds research and development activities through competitive solicitations. The program does not fund the purchase or installation of water energy systems by individuals or companies. For information on federal grants and tax incentives for the purchase and operation of water energy systems, please see the Related Opportunities page. To explore current financial opportunity solicitations, click on the opportunity titles in the table below. To sort the list, click on the arrows in the column headings. Technology Solicitation Title Open Date Close Date

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Financial Opportunities - Energy Innovation Portal  

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Financial Opportunities The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) works with business, industry, universities, and others to increase the use of renewable energy...

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Financial Opportunities | Department of Energy  

Office of Environmental Management (EM)

of funding for basic and applied research for converting biomass resources into biofuels. Many financial assistance opportunities are available for small-scale to large-scale...

334

Establishment of an Industry-Driven Consortium Focused on Improving the Production Performance of Domestic Stripper Wells  

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The Pennsylvania State University, under contract to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) established a national industry-driven Stripper Well Consortium (SWC) that is focused on improving the production performance of domestic petroleum and/or natural gas stripper wells. The consortium creates a partnership with the U.S. petroleum and natural gas producers, trade associations, state funding agencies, academia, and the National Energy Technology Laboratory. This report serves as the ninth quarterly technical progress report for the SWC. Key activities for this reporting period include: (1) Develop and process subcontract awards for the nine projects selected at the 2006 Spring meeting; (2) Continue distribution of the DVD on ''Independent Oil: Rediscovering American's Forgotten Wells''; (3) Improving communications; (4) New member recruitment; (5) Identify SWC projects to be showcased for booth exhibition, preparing an exhibit, promoting and marketing for the 2006 Oklahoma Oil and Gas Trade Expo organized by the OK Marginal Well Commission, Oklahoma City, OK; and (6) Identify projects and draft agenda for the fall technical workshop in Pittsburgh, PA.

Joel L. Morrison; Sharon L. Elder

2006-06-30T23:59:59.000Z

335

Fuel Cell Technologies Office: Past Financial Opportunities  

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Financial Opportunities Financial Opportunities Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to Fuel Cell Technologies Office: Past Financial Opportunities to someone by E-mail Share Fuel Cell Technologies Office: Past Financial Opportunities on Facebook Tweet about Fuel Cell Technologies Office: Past Financial Opportunities on Twitter Bookmark Fuel Cell Technologies Office: Past Financial Opportunities on Google Bookmark Fuel Cell Technologies Office: Past Financial Opportunities on Delicious Rank Fuel Cell Technologies Office: Past Financial Opportunities on Digg Find More places to share Fuel Cell Technologies Office: Past Financial Opportunities on AddThis.com... Current Opportunities Past Opportunities Recovery Act Selected Awards Requests for Information Related Opportunities

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FinancialReport 2009 Operating and Financial Review 03  

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FinancialReport 2009 #12;2 Operating and Financial Review 03 Independent auditors' report;3 Section 1 ­ Regulatory Regulatory environment The University is a Higher Education Corporation the University owns one- third. Section 2 ­ Strategy The University's Strategic Plan addresses a framework

Evans, Paul

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Office of the Chief Financial Officer Annual Report 2007  

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2007 was a year of progress and challenges for the Office of the Chief Financial Officer (OCFO). I believe that with the addition of a new Controller, the OCFO senior management team is stronger than ever. With the new Controller on board, the senior management team spent two intensive days updating our strategic plan for the next five years ending in 2012, while making sure that we continue to execute on our existing strategic initiatives. In 2007 the Budget Office, teaming with Human Resources, worked diligently with our colleagues on campus to reengineer the Multi-Location Appointment (MLA) process, making it easier for our Principal Investigators (PIs) to work simultaneously between the Laboratory and UC campuses. The hiring of a point-of-contact in Human Resources to administer the program will also make the process flow smoother. In order to increase our financial flexibility, the OCFO worked with the Department of Energy (DOE) to win approval to reduce the burden rates on research and development (R&D) subcontracts and Intra-University Transfers (IUT). The Budget Office also performed a 'return on investment' (ROI) analysis to secure UCRP funding for a much needed vocational rehabilitation counselor. This new counselor now works with employees who are on medical leave to ensure that they can return to work in a more timely fashion, or if not able to return, usher them through the various options available to them. Under the direction of the new Controller, PriceWaterhouse Coopers (PWC) performed their annual audit of the Laboratory's financial data and reported positive results. In partnership with the Financial Policy and Training Office, the Controller's Office also helped to launch self-assessments of some of our financial processes, including timekeeping and resource adjustments. These self assessments were conducted to promote efficiencies and mitigate risk. In some cases they provided assurance that our practices are sound, and in others highlighted opportunities to improve. A third, and most important assessment on funds control was also conducted that proved very useful in making sure that our financial processes are sound and of the highest ethical standards. In June of 2007 the Procurement Department was awarded the DOE's FY2006 Secretarial Small Business Award for the advancement of small business contracts at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL). The award was presented in Washington, D.C. Procurement also distinguished itself by passing the tri-ennial Procurement Evaluation and Re-engineering Team (PERT) Review of its systems and processes. We continue to reduce costs through the Supply Chain Initiative saving the Laboratory {approx}$6M to date and have placed over 11,000 orders with over seven vendors using the eBuy system. Our wall-to-wall inventory, which was completed in March of 2007, reported a result of 99+% for item count and 99.51% by value. This was a remarkable achievement that required the hard work of every Division and the Property Department working together. Training continues to be a major initiative for the OCFO and in 2007 we rolled out financial training programs specifically tailored to meet the needs of the scientific divisions. FY2008 presents several opportunities to enhance and improve our service to the scientific community. With the awarding of the HELIOS and JBEI programs, we will be developing new financial paradigms to provide senior management flexibility in decision making. Last year we heard the Laboratory community loud and clear when they expressed their frustration with our current travel system. As we head into the new fiscal year, a cross-functional travel team has identified a new model for how we provide travel services. We will be implementing the Oracle PeopleSoft Travel Reimbursement system by July of 2008. The new system will be more user-friendly and provide better information to the divisions and travel operations. We will also continue to review the travel disbursements operation for further improvement. Also in FY2008, several key information

Fernandez, Jeffrey

2007-12-18T23:59:59.000Z

338

Extreme Financial cycles$ B. Candelonb,  

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Extreme Financial cycles$ B. Candelonb, , G. Gauliera , C. Hurlinb aUniversity Maastricht proposes a new approach to date extreme financial cycles. Elabo- rating on recent methods in extreme value theory, it elaborates an extension of the famous calculus rule to detect extreme peaks and troughs

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Financial and Activity Reports | Department of Energy  

Office of Environmental Management (EM)

- May 31, 2013 April 30, 2013 Financial and Activity Report - April 30, 2013 March 1, 2013 Financial and Activity Report - March 1, 2013 February 22, 2013 Financial and Activity...

340

Financial and Activity Reports | Department of Energy  

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Report - January 13, 2012 January 6, 2012 Financial and Activity Report - January 6, 2012 December 31, 2011 Financial and Activity Report - December 31, 2011 December 16, 2011...

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341

Financial and Activity Reports | Department of Energy  

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and Activity Report - December 10, 2010 December 3, 2010 Financial and Activity Report - December 3, 2010 November 26, 2010 Financial and Activity Report - November 26, 2010...

342

Mitigating corporate financial fraud| A qualitative study.  

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?? Corporate financial fraud in the U.S. is about 556 times more costly (258 million) than employee fraud (464 thousand). Financial fraud is deliberate, requires… (more)

Bejarano, Johnnie Ray

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Chief Financial Officer, Oak Ridge Office  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

A successful candidate in this position will serve as the Chief Financial Officer, Oak Ridge Office, providing overall executive leadership for financial management, budgeting, contractor...

344

Financial Assistance Checklist | Department of Energy  

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Financial Assistance Checklist Financial Assistance Checklist Acquisition Intranet FA Checklist.docx Description Acquisition Intranet FA Checklist More Documents & Publications FA...

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Financial News for Major Energy Producers, Third Quarter 2010  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

Producers, Third Quarter 2010 Producers, Third Quarter 2010 Release Date: January 5, 2011 Next Release Date: To Be Determined Report Sections: Corporate and Petroleum Net Income Worldwide Oil and Gas Production Operations Worldwide Refining/Marketing Operations Worldwide Petroleum Capital Expenditures Worldwide Downstream Natural Gas and Power, and Chemicals Operations Supplemental Figures Supplemental Tables Download this Report: Full Report in PDF-Format Past Issues in PDF-Format Additional Information FRS Home Financial Terms Glossary Contacts Notes: The "Financial News for Major Energy Producers" is issued quarterly to report recent trends in the financial performance of the major energy producers. "Major energy producers" are respondents to Form EIA-28 (Financial Reporting System). All U.S.-based respondent companies that

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Financial News for Major Energy Companies, October - December 2004  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

The "Financial News for Major Energy Companies" is issued quarterly to report recent trends in The "Financial News for Major Energy Companies" is issued quarterly to report recent trends in the financial performance of the major energy companies. These include the respondents to Form EIA-28 (Financial Reporting System (FRS)), with the exception of the FRS companies that do not issue quarterly earnings releases or fail to provide separate information for the company's U.S. operations. Twenty-three major energy companies reported overall net income (excluding unusual items) of $20.2 billion on revenues of $241.9 billion during the fourth quarter of 2004 (Q404). The level of net income for Q404 was 101 percent higher than in the fourth quarter of 2003 (Q403) (Table 1). Similarly, net income for 2004 was 53 percent higher than for 2003 on

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5 Year Financial Profile -Charts 5 Year Financial Profile Charts  

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Charts Income Back http://www.fin.mmu.ac.uk/f18_004b.htm06/07/2004 12:57:08 #12;5 Year Financial Profile - Charts - zoom 5 Year Financial Profile Charts Expenditure Back http://www.fin.mmu.ac.uk/f18_004c.htm06 http://www.fin.mmu.ac.uk/f18_004d.htm06/07/2004 12:57:19 #12;5 Year Financial Profile - Charts - zoom 5

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5 Year Financial Profile -Charts 5 Year Financial Profile Charts  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Charts Income Back http://www.fin.mmu.ac.uk/f18_008b.htm06/07/2004 12:51:21 #12;5 Year Financial Profile - Charts - zoom 5 Year Financial Profile Charts Expenditure Back http://www.fin.mmu.ac.uk/f18_008c.htm06 http://www.fin.mmu.ac.uk/f18_008d.htm06/07/2004 12:51:31 #12;5 Year Financial Profile - Charts - zoom 5

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5 Year Financial Profile -Charts 5 Year Financial Profile Charts  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Charts Income Back http://www.fin.mmu.ac.uk/f18_010b.htm06/07/2004 10:57:23 #12;5 Year Financial Profile - Charts - zoom 5 Year Financial Profile Charts Expenditure Back http://www.fin.mmu.ac.uk/f18_010c.htm06 http://www.fin.mmu.ac.uk/f18_010d.htm06/07/2004 12:40:15 #12;5 Year Financial Profile - Charts - zoom 5

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Fabrication process changes for performance improvement of an RF MEMS resonator : conformable contact lithography, Moiré alignment, and chlorine dry etching  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

This thesis presents fabrication process improvements for a RF MEMS resonator for the purpose of improving the quality factor (Q) and extending the frequency range. The process changes include the use of conformable contact ...

Sakai, Mark

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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ESTABLISHMENT OF AN INDUSTRY-DRIVEN CONSORTIUM FOCUSED ON IMPROVING THE PRODUCTION PERFORMANCE OF DOMESTIC STRIPPER WELLS  

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The Pennsylvania State University, under contract to the U.S. Department of Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory will establish, promote, and manage a national industry-driven Stripper Well Consortium (SWC) that will be focused on improving the production performance of domestic petroleum and/or natural gas stripper wells. The consortium creates a partnership with the U.S. petroleum and natural gas industries and trade associations, state funding agencies, academia, and the National Energy Technology Laboratory. This report serves as the tenth quarterly technical progress report for the SWC. Key activities for this reporting period include: (1) release of the 2003 request-for-proposal (RFP), (2) planning the spring SWC meeting in Pearl River New York, and (3) tentatively plan the SWC 2003 fall technology transfer meetings. During this reporting period, the efforts were focused primarily on the organizing and hosting the fall technology transfer meetings. Simultaneously, administrative issues such as modifying the SWC Constitution and By-Laws and creating a block membership tier to promote further industrial involvement were areas of concentration. The SWC is poised to enter its third year with a growing, diversifying membership.

Joel L. Morrison

2004-05-10T23:59:59.000Z

352

Improvements in high-field superconducting performance of V/sub 3/Ga by a two-stage reaction process  

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Effects of the heat treatment condition on the high-field superconducting performances of the surface diffusion processed V/sub 3/Ga have been investigated. I-italic/sub c-italic/ at fields near H-italic/sub c-italic//sub 2/ depends mainly on the layer thickness and H-italic/sub c-italic//sub 2/ of V/sub 3/Ga. The two-stage reaction process, which consists of the first reaction at the higher temperature to form a thick enough V/sub 3/Ga layer and the subsequent second reaction at the lower temperature to achieve high values of T-italic/sub c-italic/ and H-italic/sub c-italic//sub 2/, has been found to improve appreciably the I-italic/sub c-italic/ of SDP V/sub 3/Ga in high magnetic fields. Overall J-italic/sub c-italic/ (including copper stabilizer) of about 2.0 x 10/sup 4/ A/cm/sup 2/ at 19 T has been obtained for a --100-m-long V/sub 3/Ga tape.

Takeuchi, T.; Iijima, Y.; Inoue, K.; Tachikawa, K.

1986-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

353

Building Technologies Office: Financial Opportunities  

Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

Financial Opportunities Financial Opportunities DOE financial opportunities for solid-state lighting (SSL) include competitive solicitations, grants, and other federal funding mechanisms to advance innovative, energy-saving SSL technologies. Related Incentives and Funding Opportunities DOE has created this resource to help researchers, manufacturers, and distributors of SSL products locate funding opportunities to advance and deploy innovative, energy-saving technologies. Learn more. Illustration of a microscope, a person holding a large key in front of a factory building, a price tag with a dollar sign on it, and tax forms. DOE SSL Program The DOE SSL program supports research and development of promising SSL technologies through annual competitive solicitations in three areas:

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5 Year Financial Profile -Charts 5 Year Financial Profile Charts  

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. Income Expenditure Assets Liabilities http://www.fin.mmu.ac.uk/f18_001b.htm06/07/2004 13:02:41 #12;5 Year Financial Profile - Charts - Income 5 Year Financial Profile Charts Income Back http://www.fin.mmu.ac.uk/f18 Profile Charts Expenditure Back http://www.fin.mmu.ac.uk/f18_001d.htm06/07/2004 13:02:52 #12;5 Year

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5 Year Financial Profile -Charts 5 Year Financial Profile Charts  

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. Income Expenditure Assets Liabilities http://www.fin.mmu.ac.uk/f18_0029.htm06/07/2004 13:01:23 #12;5 Year Financial Profile - Charts - Income 5 Year Financial Profile Charts Income Back http://www.fin.mmu.ac.uk/f18 Profile Charts Expenditure Back http://www.fin.mmu.ac.uk/f18_002d.htm06/07/2004 13:01:34 #12;5 Year

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5 Year Financial Profile -Charts 5 Year Financial Profile Charts  

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. Income Expenditure Assets Liabilities & Reserves http://www.fin.mmu.ac.uk/f18_0067.htm06/07/2004 13 Profile Charts Expenditure Back http://www.fin.mmu.ac.uk/f18_006b.htm06/07/2004 13:04:46 #12;5 Year Financial Profile - Charts - Assets 5 Year Financial Profile Charts Assets Back http://www.fin.mmu.ac.uk/f18

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5 Year Financial Profile -Charts 5 Year Financial Profile Charts  

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. Income Expenditure Assets Liabilities Income Breakdown Expenditure Breakdown http://www.fin.mmu.ac.uk/f18 Charts Income Back http://www.fin.mmu.ac.uk/f18_005b.htm06/07/2004 13:00:29 #12;5 Year Financial Profile - Charts - zoom 5 Year Financial Profile Charts Expenditure Back http://www.fin.mmu.ac.uk/f18_005c.htm06

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5 Year Financial Profile -Charts 5 Year Financial Profile Charts  

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. Income Expenditure Assets Liabilities & Reserves http://www.fin.mmu.ac.uk/f18_0079.htm06/07/2004 13 Profile Charts Expenditure Back http://www.fin.mmu.ac.uk/f18_007b.htm06/07/2004 13:05:59 #12;5 Year Financial Profile - Charts - Assets 5 Year Financial Profile Charts Assets Back http://www.fin.mmu.ac.uk/f18

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Office of Chief Financial Officer  

Broader source: Directives, Delegations, and Requirements [Office of Management (MA)]

This Order implements the provisions of the Chief Financial Officers Act of 1990 within the Department of Energy. Cancels SEN 34-91. Canceled by DOE O 520.1A.

2001-01-19T23:59:59.000Z

360

Community Development Financial Institutions Fund  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

The U.S. Department of Treasury is accepting applications on the Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) Fund, which has opened the fiscal year 2015 funding round for the CDFI Program...

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361

Financial crisis : through various perspectives  

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The 2007 financial crisis can be viewed from various perspectives. First, it can be explained in a wider macroeconomic context, for example by looking at the housing bubble. Monetary policy can be explained according to ...

Kim, Joon Hee

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

362

Montana State University 1 Financial Engineering  

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engineering (FE) is a multidisciplinary major that emphasizes the creation of new financial economic with this objective, financial engineering majors undertake rigorous training in financial economics, engineering/ calculus) 4 EFIN 101 - Introduction to Financial Engineering 1 ECNS 251IS - Honors Economics* 4 WRIT

Maxwell, Bruce D.

363

Financial Aid Standards for SAP Page 1 Financial Aid Standards for  

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Financial Aid Standards for SAP Page 1 Financial Aid Standards for Satisfactory Academic Progress Affects Your Financial Aid Eligibility Updated February 2012 #12;Financial Aid Standards for SAP Page 2 Standards Progress Review Appeal Process Probation Denied Appeals Reinstatement #12;Financial Aid Standards

Leistikow, Bruce N.

364

One-Axis Trackers -- Improved Reliability, Durability, Performance, and Cost Reduction; Final Subcontract Technical Status Report, 2 May 2006 - 31 August 2007  

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The overall objective of this subcontract is to reduce the total cost of electricity generated by single-axis tracking solar energy systems for utility and other large-scale commercial applications by improving performance and reliability and by reducing installation time, cost, and environmental impact.

Shingleton, J.

2008-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Get Help for Free! Take advantage of these Stony Brook departments that offer trained staff with proven records to help YOU improve your academic performance!  

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Get Help for Free! Take advantage of these Stony Brook departments that offer trained staff with proven records to help YOU improve your academic performance! Services Courses Type of Help Location and Approximate Hours* AMS Help Room AMS 102, 151, 161, 201,210 Walk-in questions 010 Harriman, Mon-Fri 9AM­5PM

Ge, Qiaode Jeff

366

Improving Vortex Generators to Enhance the Performance of Air-Cooled Condensers in a Geothermal Power Plant  

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This report summarizes work at the Idaho National Laboratory to develop strategies to enhance air-side heat transfer in geothermal air-cooled condensers such that it should not significantly increase pressure drop and parasitic fan pumping power. The work was sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy, NEDO (New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization) of Japan, Yokohama National University, and the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India. A combined experimental and numerical investigation was performed to investigate heat transfer enhancement techniques that may be applicable to largescale air-cooled condensers such as those used in geothermal power applications. A transient heat transfer visualization and measurement technique was employed in order to obtain detailed distributions of local heat transfer coefficients on model fin surfaces. Pressure drop measurements were obtained for a variety of tube and winglet configurations using a single-channel flow apparatus that included four tube rows in a staggered array. Heat transfer and pressure drop measurements were also acquired in a separate multiple-tube row apparatus in the Single Blow Test Facility. In addition, a numerical modeling technique was developed to predict local and average heat transfer for these low-Reynolds number flows, with and without winglets. Representative experimental and numerical results were obtained that reveal quantitative details of local finsurface heat transfer in the vicinity of a circular tube with a single delta winglet pair downstream of the cylinder. Heat transfer and pressure-drop results were obtained for flow Reynolds numbers based on channel height and mean flow velocity ranging from 700 to 6500. The winglets were of triangular (delta) shape with a 1:2 or 1:3 height/length aspect ratio and a height equal to 90% of the channel height. Overall mean fin-surface heat transfer results indicate a significant level of heat transfer enhancement (in terms of Colburn j-factor) associated with deployment of the winglets with circular as well as oval tubes. In general, toe-in (common flow up) type winglets appear to have better performance than the toe-out (common flow down) type winglets. Comparisons of heat transfer and pressure drop results for the elliptical tube versus a circular tube with and without winglets are provided. During the course of their independent research, all of the researchers have established that about 10 to 30% enhancement in Colburn j-factor is expected. However, actual increase in heat transfer rate from a heat exchanger employing finned tubes with winglets may be smaller, perhaps on the order of 2 to 5%. It is also concluded that for any specific application, more full-size experimentation is needed to optimize the winglet design for a specific heat exchanger application. If in place of a circular tube, an oval tube can be economically used in a bundle, it is expected that the pressure drop across the tube bundle with the application of vortex generators (winglets) will be similar to that in a conventional circular tube bundle. It is hoped that the results of this research will demonstrate the benefits of applying vortex generators (winglets) on the fins to improve the heat transfer from the air-side of the tube bundle.

Manohar S. Sohal

2005-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

367

Improving the Electrode Performance of Ge through Ge@C Core–Shell Nanoparticles and Graphene Networks  

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Germanium is a promising high-capacity anode material for lithium ion batteries, but it usually exhibits poor cycling stability because of its huge volume variation during the lithium uptake and release process. A double protection strategy to improve the ...

Ding-Jiang Xue; Sen Xin; Yang Yan; Ke-Cheng Jiang; Ya-Xia Yin; Yu-Guo Guo; Li-Jun Wan

2012-01-17T23:59:59.000Z

368

Dal-Tile: Optimized Compressed Air System Improves Performance and Saves Energy at a Tile Manufacturing Plant  

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This DOE Industrial Technologies Program case study describes the significant energy and costs savings resulting from compressed air system improvements at Dal-Tile, a Texas tile manufacturing plant.

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2005-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

369

Performance improvement of combined cycle power plant based on the optimization of the bottom cycle and heat recuperation  

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Many F class gas turbine combined cycle (GTCC) power plants are built in ... the efficiency improvement of GTCC plant. A combined cycle with three-pressure reheat heat recovery steam ... HRSG inlet gas temperatur...

Wenguo Xiang; Yingying Chen

2007-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

370

Regulatory and Financial Reform of Federal Research Policy  

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

Regulatory and Financial Reform of Federal Research Policy Regulatory and Financial Reform of Federal Research Policy Recommendations to the NRC Committee on Research Universities January 21, 2011 Introduction At the request of the National Research Council (NRC) Committee on Research Universities, the Council on Governmental Relations (COGR), the Association of American Universities (AAU), and the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) have assembled a set of ten recommendations for regulatory reform that would improve research universities' ability to carry out their missions without requiring a significant financial investment by the Federal government. We firmly believe that compliance and regulatory oversight are essential to the conduct of federally-supported research. Rationalizing the Federal regulatory infrastructure is essential to

371

Threats to financial system security  

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The financial system in the United States is slowly migrating from the bricks and mortar of banks on the city square to branch banks, ATM`s, and now direct linkage through computers to the home. Much work has been devoted to the security problems inherent in protecting property and people. The impact of attacks on the information aspects of the financial system has, however, received less attention. Awareness is raised through publicized events such as the junk bond fraud perpetrated by Milken or gross mismanagement in the failure of the Barings Bank through unsupervised trading activities by Leeson in Singapore. These events, although seemingly large (financial losses may be on the order of several billion dollars), are but small contributors to the estimated $114 billion loss to all types of financial fraud in 1993. Most of the losses can be traced to the contribution of many small attacks perpetrated against a variety of vulnerable components and systems. This paper explores the magnitude of these financial system losses and identifies new areas for security to be applied to high consequence events.

McGovern, D.E.

1997-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

372

Financial Vehicles within an Integrated Energy Efficiency Program...  

Office of Environmental Management (EM)

Financial Vehicles within an Integrated Energy Efficiency Program - Webinar Slides Financial Vehicles within an Integrated Energy Efficiency Program - Webinar Slides "Financial...

373

Assessment of the fuel magnetisation capacity to improve fuel economy and enhance performance in a four-stroke SI engine  

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In this paper, we investigate the effect of fuel magnetisation on the overall performance of a four-stroke Spark Ignition (SI) engine. To achieve this objective, we have designed a set of experiments using the Mitsubishi 1.5 L (4G15) SI engine. Each experiment is performed in two phases: with and without the fuel magnetisation. The collected data was analysed to assess the overall performance of the engine at several operating conditions. Our study shows that fuel magnetiser can enhance the overall performance of a typical SI engine. However, the enhancement greatly depends on the operating condition of the engine. Specifically, the best-observed performance enhancement in the tested engine owing to the usage of the fuel magnetiser was to reduce the Brake Specific Fuel Consumption (BSFC) by 9% increase the Brake Power (BP) by 9% and boost the brake thermal efficiency (?b) from 29% to 31%.

Raed Kafafy; Wajdi Bin Ali; Waleed Faris

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

374

Determinants of Hospital's Financial Liquidity  

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Abstract The purpose of the articles is to identify key factors that may affect the level of hospital's liquidity ratio. We’ve posed four research hypotheses, assuming that, the level of financial liquidity in hospitals depends on several factors (number of beds, annual income per bed, profitability ratios, debt ratio). We’ve found that: 1) there is a positive relationship between debt ratio and liquidity and profitability ratio and liquidity 2) the relationship between the size of the hospital and the financial liquidity is not statistically significant. In the study we’ve use statistical tools: Pearson's correlation coefficient, T-Student's test with Cohran-Cox's correction.

Agnieszka Bem; Katarzyna Pr?dkiewicz; Pawe? Pr?dkiewicz; Paulina Ucieklak-Je?

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

375

Financial Statements ImperialCollegeLondonFinancialStatements200405  

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College cash expenditure of £36m on capital projects. On the face of it, the College's financial of the Council 6 Auditors' report 7 Consolidated income and expenditure account 8 Balance sheets 10 Consolidated income and expenditure for the year to 31st July 2005 and the net cash/borrowings position at that date

376

Financial Statements 2009-10 55 Financial Statements  

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Independent Auditors' Report Statement of Principal Accounting Policies Consolidated Income and Expenditure of the Treasurer Contents £000 £000 % 2010 2009 Increase Income 183,776 175,759 5% Expenditure (165,718) (167% of the share capital are listed in note 15 to the Financial Statements, together with their principal

Burton, Geoffrey R.

377

Financial Conflict of Interest Information Financial Conflict of Interest Information  

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requires that sponsored travel be included in the disclosure, regardless of value. This does not, however their disclosure within 30 days of the occurrence of a new reportable financial interest(s). In order to maintain University, requires mandatory Training for all "Investigators" meaning "the project director or principal

Raina, Ramesh

378

Financial Aid at HMS Bob Coughlin, Director of Financial Aid  

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Package What Else to Expect Appeal Process Other Options/Resources Available Sample Packages Presidential Scholars Program Living within the HMS Budget Questions #12;The Financial Aid Process Two Pathways Programs Additional unsubsidized borrowing up to Cost of Attendance #12;Questions about your award package

Lahav, Galit

379

Reducing Heavy-Haul Railcar Maintenance Costs and Improving Terminal Performance Using Technology: A Lean Production Approach  

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operations. This research applies Lean Manufacturing methods to the railcar maintenance process industries to improve production and manufacturing efficiency. In the 2000s, various production management with terminal dwell [3,4]. In addition, Logan suggested that for every 15% reduction in systemwide average

Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University of

380

Enhancing the Benefit of the Chemical Mixture Methodology: A Report on Methodology Testing and Potential Approaches for Improving Performance  

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Extensive testing shows that the current version of the Chemical Mixture Methodology (CMM) is meeting its intended mission to provide conservative estimates of the health effects from exposure to airborne chemical mixtures. However, the current version of the CMM could benefit from several enhancements that are designed to improve its application of Health Code Numbers (HCNs) and employ weighting factors to reduce over conservatism.

Yu, Xiao-Ying; Yao, Juan; He, Hua; Glantz, Clifford S.; Booth, Alexander E.

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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IEEE JOURNAL ON SELECTED AREAS IN COMMUNICATIONS, VOL. 19, NO. 7, JULY 2001 1385 Improving Battery Performance by Using Traffic  

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battery management techniques that exploit the charge recovery effect inherent to many secondary storage efficient protocols. The goal is to increase the amount of energy that can be drained from a battery, the soIEEE JOURNAL ON SELECTED AREAS IN COMMUNICATIONS, VOL. 19, NO. 7, JULY 2001 1385 Improving Battery

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The potential role of new technology for enhanced safety and performance of nuclear power plants through improved service maintenance  

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Refinements in the safety and performance of nuclear power plants must be made to maintain public confidence and ensure competitiveness with other power sources. The aircraft industry, US Navy, and other programs have ...

Achorn, Ted Glen

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

383

Improving Performance on Data-Intensive Applications Using a Load Balancing Methodology Based on Divisible Load Theory  

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Data-intensive applications are those that explore, query ... , and, in general, process very large data sets. Generally, these applications can be ... implementations show severe performance problems mainly due ...

Claudia Rosas; Anna Sikora; Josep Jorba…

2014-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

384

Improvement of CIGS thin-film solar cell performance by optimization of Zn(O,S) buffer layer parameters  

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The effects of Zn(O,S) buffer layer parameters on CuInGaSe (CIGS) cell performance are investigated using a physically based solar cell model. The key issue for CIGS solar cells is to remove destructive effec...

Samaneh Sharbati; Sayyed Hossein Keshmiri; J. Tyler McGoffin…

2014-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

385

Innovative Characterization of Amorphous and Thin-Film Silicon for Improved Module Performance: 28 April 2005 - 15 September 2008  

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This report focuses on (1) characterizing nc-Si:H from United Solar; (2) studying Si,Ge:H alloys deposited by HWCVD; and (3) characterizing CIGS films and relating to cell performance parameters.

Cohen, J. D.

2009-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

386

Improving the Field Performance of Natural Gas Furnaces, Chicago, Illinois (Fact Sheet), Building America Case Study: Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes, Building Technologies Office (BTO)  

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

the Field Performance the Field Performance of Natural Gas Furnaces Chicago, Illinois PROJECT INFORMATION Project Name: Improving Gas Furnace Performance-A Field and Lab Study at End of Life Location: Chicago, IL Partnership for Advanced Residential Retrofit www.gastechnology.org Building Component: Natural Gas Furnaces Application: New and/or retrofit; Single and/or multifamily Year Tested: 2012/2013 Applicable Climate Zone(s): All or specify which ones PERFORMANCE DATA Cost of Energy Efficiency Measure (including labor): $250 for adjustments Projected Energy Savings: 6.4% heating savings Projected Energy Cost Savings: $100/year climate-dependent Gas furnaces can successfully operate in the field for 20 years or longer with

387

Wall Design Redundancy for Improving the Moisture Performance of Building Cladding Systems in Hot-Humid Climates  

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by the NAHB Research Center. Instead, these inspections were performed with field observations and photographic recordings. Review of the Literature An extensive review of the literature on moisture problems in building envelopes was also conducted... by the NAHB Research Center. Instead, these inspections were performed with field observations and photographic recordings. Review of the Literature An extensive review of the literature on moisture problems in building envelopes was also conducted...

Graham, C. W.

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

388

Financial News for Independent Energy Companies, Second Quarter 2010  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

Release Date: September 21, 2010 Next Release Date: To Be Determined Report Sections: Net Income Revenues Supplemental Figures Supplemental Tables Download this Report: Full Report in PDF-Format Past Issues in PDF-Format Additional Information FRS Home Financial Terms Glossary Contacts Notes: The "Financial News for Independent Energy Companies" reviews the financial performance of companies that are typically smaller than the majors and do not have integrated production/refining operations. While the composition of the companies in this report changes over time, the changes are usually incremental, and don't significantly affect comparisons across time periods. All dollar figures and comparisons are in constant second-quarter 2010 dollars unless otherwise specified.

389

Financial News for Major Energy Companies, Fourth Quarter 2005  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

Fourth Quarter 2005 Fourth Quarter 2005 Overview The "Financial News for Major Energy Companies" is issued quarterly to report recent trends in the financial performance of the major energy companies. These include the respondents to Form EIA-28 (Financial Reporting System (FRS)), with the exception of the FRS companies that do not issue quarterly earnings releases or fail to provide separate information for the company's U.S. operations. Twenty-one major energy companies 1 reported overall net income (excluding unusual items) of $28.7 billion on revenues of $298.4 billion (i.e., 9.6 cents of net income per dollar of revenue) during the fourth quarter of 2005 (Q405). The level of net income for Q405 was 43 percent higher than in the fourth quarter of 2004 (Q404) (Table 1). Net income for Q405

390

Financial News for Major Energy Companies, Second Quarter 2006  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

Second Quarter 2006 Overview The "Financial News for Major Energy Companies" is issued quarterly to report recent trends in the financial performance of the major energy companies. These include the respondents to Form EIA-28 (Financial Reporting System (FRS)), with the exception of the FRS companies that do not issue quarterly earnings releases or do not provide separate information for the company's U.S. operations. Twenty-one major energy companies 1 reported overall net income (excluding unusual items) of $30.1 billion on revenues of $297.1 billion during the second quarter of 2006 (Q206). The level of net income for Q206 was 36 percent higher than in the second quarter of 2005 (Q205) (Table 1). Net income for Q206 increased primarily as a result of higher crude oil

391

Guide to Financial Assistance | Department of Energy  

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

Guide to Financial Assistance Guide to Financial Assistance Guide to Financial Assistance Guide to Financial Assistance The Guide to Financial Assistance is a reference document that provides a compilation of non-regulatory information and guidance related to the implementation of existing statutory and regulatory requirements. Regulatory requirements are contained in the DOE Financial Assistance Rules, 10 CFR Part 600 and applicable program rules. Each year DOE obligates nearly $2 billion on financial assistance actions in the form of grants and cooperative agreements to states, local and tribal governments, universities, non-profit organizations, for-profit organizations, and individuals. This guidance is intended to help DOE staff carry out its financial assistance activities. Information contained herein is intended to be

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Guide to Financial Assistance | Department of Energy  

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

Guide to Financial Assistance Guide to Financial Assistance Guide to Financial Assistance Guide to Financial Assistance The Guide to Financial Assistance is a reference document that provides a compilation of non-regulatory information and guidance related to the implementation of existing statutory and regulatory requirements. Regulatory requirements are contained in the DOE Financial Assistance Rules, 10 CFR Part 600 and applicable program rules. Each year DOE obligates nearly $2 billion on financial assistance actions in the form of grants and cooperative agreements to states, local and tribal governments, universities, non-profit organizations, for-profit organizations, and individuals. This guidance is intended to help DOE staff carry out its financial assistance activities. Information contained herein is intended to be

393

Financial Engineering Proposal Department of Agricultural Economics  

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Financial Engineering Proposal Department of Agricultural Economics and Economics and Department engineering is a multidisciplinary field that emphasizes the engineering of new financial economic instruments the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering and the Department of Agricultural Economics

Lawrence, Rick L.

394

Power Services Financial Information (pbl/about)  

Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

2007 Wholesale Power (WP-07) Rate Case WP-07 Rate Case Workshop Materials Power Function Review (PFR) Financial Choices for FY 2003-2006 Financial-Based Cost Recovery Adjustment...

395

Improved thermoelectric performance in polycrystalline p -type Bi 2 Te 3 via an alkali metal salt hydrothermal nanocoating treatment approach  

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We report herein a proof-of-principle study of grain boundary engineering in the polycrystalline p -type Bi 2 Te 3 system. Utilizing the recently developed hydrothermal nanocoating treatment technique we fabricated an alkali-metal(s)-containing surface layer on the p -Bi 2 Te 3 bulk grain which in turn became part of the grain boundary upon hot pressing densification. Compared to the untreated bulk reference the dimensionless figure of merit Z T has been improved by ? 30 % in the Na-treated sample chiefly due to the reduced thermal conductivity and ? 38 % in the Rb-treated sample mainly owing to the improved power factor. The grain boundary phase provides a new avenue by which one can potentially decouple the otherwise inter-related electrical resistivity Seebeck coefficient and thermal conductivity within one thermoelectric material.

Xiaohua Ji; Jian He; Zhe Su; Nick Gothard; Terry M. Tritt

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

396

TROUBLED ASSETS: FINANCIAL EMERGENCIES & RACIALIZED  

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to limit the exposure of banks and the federal mortgage insurance pool to the risks of devaluation (StuartTROUBLED ASSETS: FINANCIAL EMERGENCIES & RACIALIZED RISK1 GREAT CITIES INSTITUTE WORKING PAPER forms for the racialization of credit risk. Focusing on the aftermath of the banking crisis in the late

Illinois at Chicago, University of

397

University of Bath Financial Statements  

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Accounting Policies 13 Consolidated Income and Expenditure Account for the year ended 31 July 2007 16 holds 100% of the share capital are listed in note 13 to the Financial Statements, together's activities. Results for the Year The University's Consolidated Income, Expenditure and Results for the year

Burton, Geoffrey R.

398

University of Bath Financial Statements  

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Accounting Policies 13 Consolidated Income and Expenditure Account for the year ended 31 July 2008 17 holds 100% of the share capital are listed in note 15 to the Financial Statements, together below: £000 £000 % 2008 2007 Increase Income 164,780 149,391 10% Expenditure (159,598) (147,315) 8

Burton, Geoffrey R.

399

Financial Statements University of Bath  

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and Expenditure Account for the year ended 31 July 2009 18 Consolidated Statement of Historical Cost Surpluses in which the University holds 100% of the share capital are listed in note 15 to the Financial Statements Income 175,759 164,780 7% Expenditure (167,195) (159,598) 5% Surplus on continuing operations 8,564 5

Burton, Geoffrey R.

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Improved Hydrogen Storage Performance of MgH2-LiAlH4 Composite by Addition of MnFe2O4  

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Improved Hydrogen Storage Performance of MgH2-LiAlH4 Composite by Addition of MnFe2O4 Qi Wan, Ping storage properties of MgH2-LiAlH4, prepared by ball milling, are studied for the first time. The hydrogen/L) densities are extremely eager for on-board hydrogen storage in fuel cell vehicles according to the U.S. DOE

Volinsky, Alex A.

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An assessment of BWR (boiling water reactor) Mark-II containment challenges, failure modes, and potential improvements in performance  

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This report assesses challenges to BWR Mark II containment integrity that could potentially arise from severe accidents. Also assessed are some potential improvements that could prevent core damage or containment failure, or could mitigate the consequences of such failure by reducing the release of fission products to the environment. These challenges and improvements are analyzed via a limited quantitative risk/benefit analysis of a generic BWR/4 reactor with Mark II containment. Point estimate frequencies of the dominant core damage sequences are obtained and simple containment event trees are constructed to evaluate the response of the containment to these severe accident sequences. The resulting containment release modes are then binned into source term release categories, which provide inputs to the consequence analysis. The output of the consequences analysis is used to construct an overall base case risk profile. Potential improvements and sensitivities are evaluated by modifying the event tree spilt fractions, thus generating a revised risk profile. Several important sensitivity cases are examined to evaluate the impact of phenomenological uncertainties on the final results. 75 refs., 25 figs., 65 tabs.

Kelly, D.L.; Jones, K.R.; Dallman, R.J. (EG and G Idaho, Inc., Idaho Falls, ID (USA)); Wagner, K.C. (Science Applications International Corp., Albuquerque, NM (USA))

1990-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Annual Confidential Financial Disclosure Report (OGE 450)  

Broader source: Directives, Delegations, and Requirements [Office of Management (MA)]

This Notice addresses Executive Branch confidential financial disclosure requirements. These requirements apply to career GS (GM) employees.

1999-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Annual Confidential Financial Disclosure Report (OGE 450)  

Broader source: Directives, Delegations, and Requirements [Office of Management (MA)]

This Notice addresses Executive Branch confidential financial disclosure requirements. These requirements apply to career GS (GM) employees.

2000-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Summer 11 Adjustment Form Financial Aid Office  

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: ___________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________ I certify that I have read and understand the requirements outlined on the Financial Aid web site

Mohaghegh, Shahab

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Office of the Chief Financial Officer  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Welcome to the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of the Chief Financial Officer. The mission of the Office of the Chief Financial Officer is to assure the effective management and financial integrity of Department of Energy programs, activities, and resources by developing and implementing and monitoring Department-wide policies and systems in the areas of budget administration, program analysis and evaluation, finance and accounting, internal controls, corporate financial systems, and strategic planning.

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Energy Department's Loan Portfolio Continues Strong Performance...  

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

we take our responsibility to protect taxpayer interests very seriously. The best perspective for assessing LPO's financial performance is to look at the portfolio in its...

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Financial Data Mining with Genetic Programming  

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and artificial marketsin real and artificial markets 2.2. Financial trading :Financial trading : Composing1 1 Financial Data Mining with Genetic Programming: a Survey and Look Forward Nicolas NAVETNicolas by trees Trading system: buy if functions terminals abs(Close(t)/0.7748)

Navet, Nicolas

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Management summary report. Auditing and financial system  

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Increased leasing of Federal lands for energy exploration will add to the regulatory and administrative responsibilities of the USGS's Conservation Division. Similar responsibilities for Indian lands will arise. The objectives of the Conservation Division is to reduce the regulatory burden on industry while effectively and efficiently discharging its responsibility. This Management Summary Report represents the completion of the Preliminary Systems Design of the Auditing and Financial System, and is the first phase of the Improved Royalty Management Program (IRMP). Work reported includes: a Functional Specifications Report; Technical Specifications Report; Installation Plan; and a cost/benefit analysis. The potential benefits to be realized from the IRMP are significant and include: increased royalty receipts; more timely availability of funds; increased productivity of personnel; reduced regulatory burden on private industry; tighter security over information collected; reduced exposure to fraud and abuse; and better control over activities and funds.

Feldmiller, W.H.

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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BetterBuildings Webinar Transcription - Financial Vehicles within...  

Energy Savers [EERE]

Webinar Transcription - Financial Vehicles within an Integrated Energy Efficiency Program BetterBuildings Webinar Transcription - Financial Vehicles within an...

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A green synthesis of a layered titanate, potassium lithium titanate; lower temperature solid-state reaction and improved materials performance  

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A layered titanate, potassium lithium titanate, with the size range from 0.1 to 30 µm was prepared to show the effects of the particle size on the materials performance. The potassium lithium titanate was prepared by solid-state reaction as reported previously, where the reaction temperature was varied. The reported temperature for the titanate preparation was higher than 800 °C, though 600 °C is good enough to obtain single-phase potassium lithium titanate. The lower temperature synthesis is cost effective and the product exhibit better performance as photocatalysts due to surface reactivity. - Graphical abstract: Finite particle of a layered titanate, potassium lithium titanate, was prepared by solid-state reaction at lower temperature to show modified materials performance. Display Omitted - Highlights: • Potassium lithium titanate was prepared by solid-state reaction. • Lower temperature reaction resulted in smaller sized particles of titanate. • 600 °C was good enough to obtain single phased potassium lithium titanate. • The product exhibited better performance as photocatalyst.

Ogawa, Makoto, E-mail: waseda.ogawa@gmail.com [Graduate School of Creative Science and Engineering, Waseda University, 1-6-1 Nishiwaseda, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 169-8050 (Japan); Department of Earth Sciences, Waseda University, 1-6-1 Nishiwaseda, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 169-8050 (Japan); Morita, Masashi, E-mail: m-masashi@y.akane.waseda.jp [Graduate School of Creative Science and Engineering, Waseda University, 1-6-1 Nishiwaseda, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 169-8050 (Japan); Igarashi, Shota, E-mail: uxei_yoshi_yoshi@yahoo.co.jp [Graduate School of Creative Science and Engineering, Waseda University, 1-6-1 Nishiwaseda, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 169-8050 (Japan); Sato, Soh, E-mail: rookie_so_sleepy@yahoo.co.jp [Graduate School of Creative Science and Engineering, Waseda University, 1-6-1 Nishiwaseda, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 169-8050 (Japan)

2013-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Continuous Improvement of H-Mode Discharge Performance with Progressively Increasing Lithium Coatings in the National Spherical Torus Experiment  

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Lithium wall coatings have been shown to reduce recycling, improve energy confinement, and suppress edge localized modes in the National Spherical Torus Experiment. Here, we show that these effects depend continuously on the amount of predischarge lithium evaporation.We observed a nearly monotonic reduction in recycling, decrease in electron transport, and modification of the edge profiles and stability with increasing lithium. These correlations challenge basic expectations, given that even the smallest coatings exceeded that needed for a nominal thickness of the order of the implantation range.

Maingi, Rajesh [ORNL; Kaye, S. [Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL); Skinner, C. H. [Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL); Boyle, D. P. [Princeton University; Canik, John [ORNL; Bell, M. G. [Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL); Bell, R. E. [Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL); Gray, Travis K [ORNL; Jaworski, M. A. [Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL); Kaita, R. [Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL); Kugel, H. W. [Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL); LaBlanc, B. P. [Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL); Mansfield, D.K. [Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL); Osborne, T. H. [General Atomics; Sabbagh, S. A. [Columbia University; Soukhanovskii, V. A. [Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL)

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Analysis of an extremely fast valve opening camless system to improve transient performance in a turbocharged high speed direct injection diesel engine  

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This article describes a theoretical study on the performance optimisation of a high speed direct injection turbocharged diesel engine equipped with an electro-hydraulic variable valve actuation 'camless' system. This system provides extremely fast valve opening and closing slopes. Thus, its potential for recovering part of the energy lost in the valves by reducing gas flow sonic conditions in the valve throat has been investigated. This study has been mainly focused on the analysis of engine performance during a load transient evolution, but the full load steady state attained at the end of the load transient has been also discussed. The results of this investigation have confirmed important improvements in engine performance during the load transient owing to less energy being lost across the valves, which directly results in more energy being available in the turbine. This benefit has also been observed at full load steady state conditions.

J. Benajes; J.R. Serrano; V. Dolz; R. Novella

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Financial Management Handbook | Department of Energy  

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

Financial Management Handbook Financial Management Handbook Financial Management Handbook The purpose of the Financial Management Handbook (Handbook) is to present the Department of Energy's (DOE's) standards, procedures, and operational requirements in support of the accounting policies, principles, and applicable legal requirements contained in DOE Order 534.1B. Specifically, it provides guidance regarding the central agencies' accounting principles and standards-that is, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Department of the Treasury (Treasury), and Government Accountability Office (GAO) that must be followed. It also provides general guidance for accounting and financial management policies for functions and responsibilities not otherwise covered and that may be unique to DOE, such

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Development of electron reflection suppression materials for improved thermionic energy converter performance using thin film deposition techniques  

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Nonideal electrode surfaces cause significant degree of electron reflection from collector during thermionic converter operation. The effect of the collector surface structure on the converter performance was assessed through the development of several electron reflection suppression materials using various thin film deposition techniques. The double-diode probe method was used to compare the J-V characteristics of converters with polished and modified collector surfaces for emitter temperature and cesium vapor pressure in the ranges of 900-2000 K and 0.02-1.5 torr, respectively. The coadsorption of cesium and oxygen with respective partial vapor pressures of {approx}1.27 torr and a few microtorrs reduced the emitter work function to a minimum value of 0.99 eV. It was found that the collector surfaces with matte black appearance such as platinum black, voided nickel from radio-frequency plasma sputtering, and etched electroless Ni-P with craterlike pore morphology exhibited much better performance compared with polished collector surface. For these thin films, the increase in the maximum output voltage was up to 2.0 eV. For optimum performance with minimum work function and maximum saturation emission current density, the emitter temperature was in the range of 1100-1500 K, depending on the collector surface structure. The use of these materials in cylindrical converter design and/or in combination with hybrid mode triode configuration holds great potential in low and medium scale power generators for commercial use.

Islam, Mohammad; Inal, Osman T.; Luke, James R. [Department of Materials and Metallurgical Engineering, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, Socorro, New Mexico 87801 (United States); New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, Institute for Engineering Research and Applications (IERA) , 901 University Blvd. SE, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87106-4339 (United States)

2006-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Performance improvement of TiO2 supported on adsorbents for photocatalytic degradation of MEK in air  

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Photocatalytic degradation of Methyl Ethyl Ketone (MEK) was carried out in gas phase using TiO2 supported on different adsorbents. Based on size and surface area, three different adsorbents, montmorillonite, ?-zeolite and MCM-41 were tested. A fluidised bed annular photoreactor fitted with either 254 or 365 nm lamps was used for the photodegradation studies. The removal rates of MEK were higher for the catalysts supported on the adsorbent as compared to bare TiO2 (Degussa P25 and sol-gel TiO2) due to both improved adsorption and photocatalytic degradation. The photocatalytic activity of the supported TiO2 was maximum around 50 wt.% loading of TiO2. Among all the adsorbents tested, montmorillonite showed better removal rate than MCM-41 and ?-zeolite. Some limited experiments were conducted with Trichloroethylene (TCE) to evaluate the effect of polarity of the organic compound on overall degradation using the supported catalysts.

Pavan Kumar Puttamraju; Madhumita B. Ray

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Variable susceptance excitation control for dynamic performance improvement of a stand-alone wind turbine induction generator system  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Isolated wind farms employ simple squirrel cage induction generators driven by variable speed wind turbines. Lacking control capability, such generation can contribute very little to network support. Wind turbines mostly do not take part in voltage and frequency control and if a disturbance occurs, the turbines may be disconnected and reconnected when normal operation has been resumed. From operation viewpoint, this is definitely not acceptable. A primary reason for the rigidity of operation is the lack of excitation adaptation under variable wind conditions. This article proposes incorporation of a variable capacitance controller at the generator terminal which will automatically adjust the needed excitation. Further improvement of transient profile of the stand-alone wind turbine generator has been proposed through inclusion of additional stabilising control. Simulation studies show that the proposed excitation controller with additional PID circuit provides very good transient profile following reasonable input torque variations.

A.H.M.A. Rahim; M. Ahsanul Alam

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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User Financial Accounts | Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource  

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Financial Accounts Financial Accounts Why Have a User Financial Account? Each user group should establish a user financial account to procure gases, chemicals, supplies or services to support your experiment at SLAC's user facilities and to send samples, dewars, or other equipment between SLAC and your institution. Establishing/Renewing a User Financial Account The most common method of establishing or renewing a user financial account is by providing a purchase order (PO) (or a letter from the financial officer of the user institution). The PO should be made to SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory for the amount of estimated expenditures (the suggested minimum is $1,000). The PO should include the expiration date, user names, funding agency, grant/contract number and whether expenditures

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Realistic Financial Planning and Rapid  

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

Realistic Financial Planning and Rapid Realistic Financial Planning and Rapid Modification to Project Execution are Essential PMLL Identifier: PMLL-2010-LLNL-NIF-0001 (Source: User Submitted) Validator: Victoria Pratt Date: 4/27/2010 Contact: 202-586-7358 Statement: Schedule and cost impacts can be reduced by accounting for potential annual funding delays as well as by adjusting project execution rapidly Discussion: The NIF Project was funding constrained, and planned (per Acquisition Executive direction) with the assumption that the full annual funding in the budget profile would be available early in October. Any delays or changes in the annual funding availability required extraordinary measures both for obtaining the funding required to avoid significant project impacts in a timely manner, and in rapidly adjusting project execution.

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Fluorinated Phosphazene Co-solvents for Improved Thermal and Safety Performance in Lithium-Ion Battery Electrolytes  

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The safety of lithium-ion batteries is coming under increased scrutiny as they are being adopted for large format applications especially in the vehicle transportation industry and for grid-scale energy storage. The primary short-comings of lithium-ion batteries are the flammability of the liquid electrolyte and sensitivity to high voltage and elevated temperatures. We have synthesized a series of non-flammable fluorinated phosphazene liquids and blended them with conventional carbonate solvents. While the use of these phosphazenes as standalone electrolytes is highly desirable, they simply do not satisfy all of the many requirements that must be met such as high LiPF6 solubility and low viscosity, thus we have used them as additives and co-solvents in blends with typical carbonates. The physical and electrochemical properties of the electrolyte blends were characterized, and then the blends were used to build 2032-type coin cells which were evaluated at constant current cycling rates from C/10 to C/1. We have evaluated the performance of the electrolytes by determining the conductivity, viscosity, flash point, vapor pressure, thermal stability, electrochemical window, cell cycling data, and the ability to form solid electrolyte interphase (SEI) films. This paper presents our results on a series of chemically similar fluorinated cyclic phosphazene trimers, the FM series, which has exhibited numerous beneficial effects on battery performance, lifetimes, and safety aspects.

Harry W. Rollins; Mason K. Harrup; Eric J. Dufek; David K. Jamison; Sergiy V. Sazhin; Kevin L. Gering; Dayna L. Daubaras

2014-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The fuzzy inference system approach to a multi-performance characteristic index for surface quality improvement in CNC end milling  

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Utility embedded fuzzy approach has been adopted for multiple surface quality optimisation of 6061 T4 Aluminium in CNC end milling operation. The purpose is to evaluate the most favourable process environment consisting of selected process parameters viz. spindle speed, feed and depth of cut in order to satisfy multiple requirements of surface integrity. Various surface roughness parameters have been taken into account with a focus to minimise all of them simultaneously. Utility concept has been adopted to convert individual surface roughness parameters into corresponding utility value which have been fed to a fuzzy inference system to obtain a multi-performance characteristic index (MPCI). MPCI has been optimised finally using Taguchi method. Detailed methodology of the proposed approach has been presented with an illustrative example followed by satisfactory result of confirmatory test.

Saurav Datta; Siba Sankar Mahapatra; Bharat Chandra Routara; Asish Bandyopadhyay

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Performance improvement of Ge-Sb-Te material by GaSb doping for phase change memory  

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Effects of GaSb doping on phase change characteristics of Ge-Sb-Te material are investigated by in situ resistance and x-ray diffraction measurement, optical spectroscopy, and x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy. The crystallization temperature and data retention of Ge-Sb-Te material increase significantly by the addition of GaSb, which results from the high thermal stability of amorphous GaSb. In addition, GaSb-doped Ge-Sb-Te material exhibits faster crystallization speed due to the change in electronic states as a result of the formation of chemical bonds with Ga element. Incorporation of GaSb is highly effective way to enhance the comprehensive performance of Ge-Sb-Te material for phase change memory.

Lu, Yegang [State Key Laboratory of Functional Materials for Informatics, Laboratory of Nanotechnology, Shanghai Institute of Micro-system and Information Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai 200050 (China) [State Key Laboratory of Functional Materials for Informatics, Laboratory of Nanotechnology, Shanghai Institute of Micro-system and Information Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai 200050 (China); Faculty of Information Science and Engineering, Ningbo University, Ningbo 315211 (China); Graduate School of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049 (China); Zhang, Zhonghua; Song, Sannian; Cheng, Limin; Song, Zhitang [State Key Laboratory of Functional Materials for Informatics, Laboratory of Nanotechnology, Shanghai Institute of Micro-system and Information Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai 200050 (China)] [State Key Laboratory of Functional Materials for Informatics, Laboratory of Nanotechnology, Shanghai Institute of Micro-system and Information Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai 200050 (China); Shen, Xiang; Wang, Guoxiang; Dai, Shixun [Faculty of Information Science and Engineering, Ningbo University, Ningbo 315211 (China)] [Faculty of Information Science and Engineering, Ningbo University, Ningbo 315211 (China)

2013-06-17T23:59:59.000Z

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Improved Performance of Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells with p-Toluenesulfonic Acid-Doped Co-PPy/C as Cathode Electrocatalyst  

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The characteristics and electrocatalytic activities of Co-PPy-TsOH/C were analyzed with various techniques, including Raman spectroscopy, elemental analysis, rotating ring disk electrode analysis, and a single H2?O2 PEMFC, and compared with those of undoped catalyst Co-PPy/C. ... The performance of PEMFCs with Co-PPy-TsOH/C as cathode catalyst is better than that with Co-PPy/C, and the resulting maximum output power density of 203 mW cm?2 is a substantial improvement over the best values reported in the literature with Co-PPy/C-based cathode catalyst. ...

Xianxia Yuan; Xin Zeng; Hui-Juan Zhang; Zi-Feng Ma; Chao-Yang Wang

2010-01-21T23:59:59.000Z

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A review of potential turbine technology options for improving the off-design performance of direct coal-fired gas turbines in base load service  

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The January, 1988 draft topical report, entitled An Assessment of Off-Design Particle Control Performance on Direct Coal-Fired Gas Turbine Systems'' (Ref.1.1), identified the need to assess potential trade-offs in turbine aerodynamic and thermodynamic design which may offer improvements in the performance, operational and maintenance characteristics of open-cycle, direct coal-fired, combustion gas turbines. In this second of a series of three topical reports, an assessment of the technical options posed by the above trade-offs is presented. The assessment is based on the current status of gas turbine technology. Several industry and university experts were contacted to contribute to the study. Literature sources and theoretical considerations are used only to provide additional background and insight to the technology involved.

Thomas, R.L.

1988-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A review of potential turbine technology options for improving the off-design performance of direct coal-fired gas turbines in base load service. Second topical report  

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The January, 1988 draft topical report, entitled ``An Assessment of Off-Design Particle Control Performance on Direct Coal-Fired Gas Turbine Systems`` [Ref.1.1], identified the need to assess potential trade-offs in turbine aerodynamic and thermodynamic design which may offer improvements in the performance, operational and maintenance characteristics of open-cycle, direct coal-fired, combustion gas turbines. In this second of a series of three topical reports, an assessment of the technical options posed by the above trade-offs is presented. The assessment is based on the current status of gas turbine technology. Several industry and university experts were contacted to contribute to the study. Literature sources and theoretical considerations are used only to provide additional background and insight to the technology involved.

Thomas, R.L.

1988-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of an improved CNC interpolator and performance evaluation in terms of chordal error and feedrate deviation  

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The parametric interpolators of modern CNC machines use Taylor's series approximation to generate successive parameter values which, after substituting into the curve equation, gives the x, y, z coordinates of the tool positions. In order to achieve greater accuracy, higher order derivatives are required which complicates the calculation when the curve is represented by NURBS curve. This method calculates the chordal error on a given segment by estimating the curvature which neglects a fraction of the error. In order to avoid calculating higher derivatives and make the calculations easier the classical fourth-order Runge-Kutta (RK) method is proposed in this research, which only requires the first derivative to be calculated, but achieves the accuracy of Taylor's approximation with higher order terms. This paper also proposes the estimation of chordal error on the average value of the parameters at the end points of a given curve segment, which does not require calculation of curvature at every segment. Finally computer simulation is performed on different types of spline curves to show that the proposed method results in reduced chordal error and less fluctuation in feedrate.

Biddut Bhattacharjee; Abdullahil Azeem

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Integrated approach towards the application of horizontal wells to improve waterflooding performance. Annual progress report, January 1, 1996--December 31, 1996  

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This annual report describes the progress during the fourth year of the project on {open_quotes}Integrated Approach Towards the Application of Horizontal Wells to Improve Waterflooding Performance{close_quotes}. The project involves using an integrated approach to characterize the reservoir followed by proposing an appropriate reservoir management strategy to improve the field performance. In the first stage of the project, the type of data we integrated include cross borehole seismic surveys, geological interpretation based on the logs and the cores, and the engineering information. In contrast, during the second stage of the project, we intend to use only conventional data to construct the reservoir description. This report covers the results of the implementation from the first stage of the project. It also discusses the work accomplished so far for the second stage of the project. The production from the Self Unit (location of Stage 1) has sustained an increase of 30 bbls/day over a year with an additional increase anticipated with further implementation. We have collected available core, log and production data from Section 16 in the Berryhill Glenn Unit and have finished the geological description. Based on the geological description and the associated petrophysical properties, we have developed a new indexing procedure for identifying the areas with the most potential. We are also investigating an adjoining tract formerly operated by Chevron where successful miceller-polymer flood was conducted. This will help us in evaluating the reasons for the success of the flood. Armed with this information, we will conduct a detailed geostatistical and flow simulation study and recommend the best reservoir management plan to improve the recovery of the field.

Kelkar, M.; Liner, C.; Kerr, D.

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Portable and Transparent Message Compression in MPI Libraries to Improve the Performance and Scalability of Parallel Applications  

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The goal of this project has been to develop a lossless compression algorithm for message-passing libraries that can accelerate HPC systems by reducing the communication time. Because both compression and decompression have to be performed in software in real time, the algorithm has to be extremely fast while still delivering a good compression ratio. During the first half of this project, they designed a new compression algorithm called FPC for scientific double-precision data, made the source code available on the web, and published two papers describing its operation, the first in the proceedings of the Data Compression Conference and the second in the IEEE Transactions on Computers. At comparable average compression ratios, this algorithm compresses and decompresses 10 to 100 times faster than BZIP2, DFCM, FSD, GZIP, and PLMI on the three architectures tested. With prediction tables that fit into the CPU's L1 data acache, FPC delivers a guaranteed throughput of six gigabits per second on a 1.6 GHz Itanium 2 system. The C source code and documentation of FPC are posted on-line and have already been downloaded hundreds of times. To evaluate FPC, they gathered 13 real-world scientific datasets from around the globe, including satellite data, crash-simulation data, and messages from HPC systems. Based on the large number of requests they received, they also made these datasets available to the community (with permission of the original sources). While FPC represents a great step forward, it soon became clear that its throughput was too slow for the emerging 10 gigabits per second networks. Hence, no speedup can be gained by including this algorithm in an MPI library. They therefore changed the aim of the second half of the project. Instead of implementing FPC in an MPI library, they refocused their efforts to develop a parallel compression algorithm to further boost the throughput. After all, all modern high-end microprocessors contain multiple CPUs on a single die and will undoubtedly contain even larger numbers of CPUs in the future. Hence, a compute node in a parallel system is likely to have multiple processors per interconnection link. Thus, they investigated how to best exploit multiple CPUs to compress and decompress data for a single link, i.e., they developed a parallel version of the FPC algorithm called pFPC. On a 4-core 3 GHz Xeon system, pFPC exceeds 10 gigabits per second both in compression and decompression throughput while still reaching a compression ratio of 18%, which is reasonable for their double-precision floating-point datasets. At half this throughput, it achieves a 41% compression ratio. Moreover, the algorithm scales well to four cores and promises even higher throughputs on larger machines. Additional results and a description of the pFPC algorithm have recently been published in the proceedings of the Data Compression Conference. The C source code of pFPC is also publicly available.

David Albonesi; Martin Burtscher

2009-04-17T23:59:59.000Z

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Agreement for Minority Financial Institutions Participation in the Bank Deposit Financial Assistance Program  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

As  a condition of  participation in the Bank Deposit Financial Assistance Program (BDFAP), the Minority Financial lnstitution fully agrees to comply with the intent of  the program, the...

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SunShot Initiative: Financial Opportunities  

Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

Financial Opportunities Financial Opportunities Subscribe to the solar Financial Opportunities RSS feed. To accomplish the goals of the SunShot Initiative, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Solar Energy Technologies Office supports funding opportunities on photovoltaics, concentrating solar power, systems integration, and soft balance-of-systems projects. Following an open, competitive solicitation process, these DOE funding opportunities encourage collaborative partnerships among industry, universities, national laboratories, federal, state, and local governments and non-government agencies and advocacy groups. Solicitations, when available, include financial and technical assistance. Information is available on the following: Current opportunities Past opportunities Related opportunities

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Do financial investors destabilize the oil price?  

Annual Energy Outlook 2013 [U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)]

General Economics, European Central Bank, Kaiserstrasse 29, D-60311 Frankfurt am Mai, Germany; e-mail: marco.lombardi@ecb.europa.eu 3 Department of Financial Economics, Ghent...

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Transportation Efficiency Financial Incentives and Program Resources  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

While transportation efficiency policies are often implemented under local governments, national and state programs can play supportive roles in reducing vehile miles traveled. Find financial...

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Related Financial Opportunities | Department of Energy  

Energy Savers [EERE]

for hydrogen-related technologies. The Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Interagency Working Group Web site lists some of these related financial opportunities. In addition, federal and...

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Annual Confidential Financial Disclosure Report (SF 450)  

Broader source: Directives, Delegations, and Requirements [Office of Management (MA)]

This Notice addresses the Executive Branch confidential financial disclosure requirements. These requirements apply to persons employed at the GS-15 level and below, except for Schedule C appointees.

1995-10-13T23:59:59.000Z

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Annual Confidential Financial Disclosure Report (OGE 450)  

Broader source: Directives, Delegations, and Requirements [Office of Management (MA)]

This Notice addresses the Executive Branch confidential financial disclosure requirements. These requirements apply to career GS (GM) employees. (Replaces DOE N 326.7).

2001-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Distributed Generation Financial Incentives and Programs Resources  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

There are various programs in place that offer financial incentives to the residential, commercial, industrial, utility,  education, and/or government sectors for renewable energy. Programs include...

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Performance profiles of major energy producers 1989  

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Performance Profiles of Major Energy Producers 1989 is the thirteenth annual report of the Energy Information Administration's (EIA) Financial Reporting System (FRS). The report examines financial and operating developments, with particular reference to the 23 major energy companies (the FRS companies'') required to report annually on Form EIA-28. Financial information is reported by major lines of business including oil and gas production, petroleum refining and marketing, and other energy operations. Domestic and international operations are examined separately in this report. It also traces key developments affecting the financial performance of major energy companies in 1989, as well as review of important trends.

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1991-01-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Use of a warm mix asphalt additive to reduce the production temperatures and to improve the performance of asphalt rubber mixtures  

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Asphalt rubber mixtures are often described as environmentally friendly mixtures due to the incorporation of recycled rubber from used tires and due to their improved service life. In fact, their fatigue cracking and rut resistance properties are better than those of conventional asphalt concrete mixtures. However, asphalt rubber mixtures demand higher production temperatures than conventional mixtures due to the higher viscosity of the asphalt rubber binder. The objective of this paper is to assess the efficiency of using a surfactant based additive in the production of warm mix asphalts, by lowering the mixing temperatures of asphalt rubber and asphalt concrete mixtures without changing their performance. Several laboratory tests were carried out on asphalt rubber and asphalt concrete mixtures, with and without the additive, in order to evaluate and compare the performance of the mixtures. It was concluded that the incorporation of small amounts of a surfactant based additive allowed reducing the production temperatures of both types of mixture by 30 °C without compromising their performance, and this can be seen as a great step forward towards the production of cleaner asphalt rubber mixtures.

Joel R.M. Oliveira; Hugo M.R.D. Silva; Liliana P.F. Abreu; Sara R.M. Fernandes

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

438

Improving the performance of BITNET  

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-flowl Input flow of 16-floir2 Input flow of 16-flow3 Input flow of 21-floiv2 112 113 TABLE XV1 Page LXII Tarriff for different capacities LXIII Distance between each node in BITNET LXIV Traffic between each node in BITNET 128 131 147 X%11... because the flows in the network are infeasible (in this thesis, we define f, & 0. 99C, for some i as "infeasible" ). However, the Phase. 1 algorithm for the non-bifurcsted FD algorithm is not explicitly stated in reference [3) (their remark...

Ku, Chih-Hsiung

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

439

Projects selected in todays announcement will focus on updating technologies and methods to improve the performance of conventional hydropower plants  

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

in today's announcement will focus on updating technologies in today's announcement will focus on updating technologies and methods to improve the performance of conventional hydropower plants. The projects selected for negotiation of awards include: Dehlsen Associates, LLC (Carpinteria, CA) will further develop and validate the Aquantis Current Plane ocean current turbine technology. The project will validate analytical design tools and develop the technology's direct drive component. DOE share: up to $750,000; Duration: up to 2 years Dehlsen Associates, LLC (Carpinteria, CA) will first develop a bottom habitat survey methodology and siting study approach in accordance with all relevant regulatory agencies in the southeast Florida region; then they will determine the most suitable areas for mooring marine and hydrokinetic facilities based on the

440

THE DOE GUIDE TO FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE  

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

2.8 Noncompetitive Financial Assistance ................................................................................................................ 46 2.8 Noncompetitive Financial Assistance ................................................................................................................ 46 CHAPTER 3 - AWARD .............................................................................................................................................. 48 3.1 Assistance Agreement form/Terms and Conditions ........................................................................................... 48 3.2 Pre-Award Costs (05/2013) ................................................................................................................................. 49 3.3 Budget and Project Periods (05/2013) ................................................................................................................ 50

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441

Network visualization for financial crime detection  

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Objective: We present a new software system, VisFAN, for the visual analysis of financial activity networks. Methods: We combine enhanced graph drawing techniques to devise novel algorithms and interaction functionalities for the visual exploration of ... Keywords: Financial crime detection, Graph visualization, Information visualization, Social network analysis

Walter Didimo, Giuseppe Liotta, Fabrizio Montecchiani

2014-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

442

General Information 198 Financial Aid 198  

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197 General Information 198 Financial Aid 198 Program Statements 198 Key to Duluth Abbreviations-University Programs section of this catalog for information about these programs. In addition, the biochemistry offered on the Duluth campus (see General Information at the beginning of this catalog). Financial Aid See

Amin, S. Massoud

443

Industrial Group's Productive and Financial Investment Strategies  

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Industrial Group's Productive and Financial Investment Strategies Tests on SBF250 Panel Data Abstract Evolution of the firms' investment behaviour is interpreted by heterodox theories as the resultant capitalism. Strategies of productive and financial investments, and the way of financing such activities

444

FINANCIAL ECONOMICS RESOURCE ECONOMICS AND POLICY  

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ECONOMICS FINANCIAL ECONOMICS RESOURCE ECONOMICS AND POLICY Program of Study The School of Economics at the University of Maine provides excellent opportunities for graduate students to study applied economics, financial economics, and policy analysis. The School of Economics administers the Master

Thomas, Andrew

445

Johns Hopkins University Center for Financial Economics  

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was changing the economic landscape, the Center for Financial Economics (CFE) brings a new perspective Hopkins University, the CFE's unique approach involves illuminating real-world financial decisions through at the Zanvyl Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, the world-class faculty of the CFE offers a noteworthy blend

Niebur, Ernst

446

MANAGING JOB LOSS and FINANCIAL STRESS  

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-hunting strategy. Put time and energy into planning actions that will lead to your next job such as preparingMANAGING JOB LOSS and FINANCIAL STRESS a Personal and Family Guide CENTER ON THE FAMILY #12;2 Managing Job Loss and Financial Stress The issues associated with losing one's job or having hours cut

447

News Cohesiveness: an Indicator of Systemic Risk in Financial Markets  

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Motivated by recent financial crises significant research efforts have been put into studying contagion effects and herding behaviour in financial markets. Much less has been said about influence of financial news on financial markets. We propose a novel measure of collective behaviour in financial news on the Web, News Cohesiveness Index (NCI), and show that it can be used as a systemic risk indicator. We evaluate the NCI on financial documents from large Web news sources on a daily basis from October 2011 to July 2013 and analyse the interplay between financial markets and financially related news. We hypothesized that strong cohesion in financial news reflects movements in the financial markets. Cohesiveness is more general and robust measure of systemic risk expressed in news, than measures based on simple occurrences of specific terms. Our results indicate that cohesiveness in the financial news is highly correlated with and driven by volatility on the financial markets.

Piškorec, Matija; Novak, Petra Kralj; Mozeti?, Igor; Gr?ar, Miha; Vodenska, Irena; Šmuc, Tomislav

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

448

Consolidated Financial Statements | Department of Energy  

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

March 20, 2000 March 20, 2000 Financial Statement: WR-FS-00-02 Report on Matters Identified at The Idaho Operations Office During The Audit of The Department of Energy's Consolidated Fiscal Year 1999 Financial Statements May 17, 1999 Financial Statement: WR-FS-09-04 Report on Matters Identified at the Oakland Operations Office during the Audit of The Department of Energy's Consolidated Fiscal year 1998 Financial Statements May 3, 1999 Finanacial Statement: WR-FS-09-03 Report on Matters Identified at the Richland Operations Office during the Audit of The Department of Energy's Consolidated Fiscal Year 1998 Financial Statements April 7, 1999 Finanacial Statement: WR-FS-99-02 Report on Matters Identified at the Albuquerque Operations Office During the Audit of the Department of Energy's Consolidated Fiscal Year 1998

449

Three Mile Island: the financial fallout  

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The nuclear accident at Three Mile Island raised serious questions about the financial ability of the electric utility company owners to clean up and repair the damaged reactor facilities while continuing to provide reliable electric service to customers. Financial insolvency of the companies is not imminent and power supplies are assured for the immediate future. However, the loss of earnings capability by the Metropolitan Edison Company makes it questionable whether it can fund its share of the clean-up costs and maintain system reliability without large rate increases or some external financial assistance. The accident has shown that the utilities and Federal and State regulatory agencies were not prepared to deal with recovery from such a large financial loss. The Department of Energy should move swiftly to assess the financial needs of the affected utilities and develop plans for meeting them.

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1980-07-07T23:59:59.000Z

450

Forecasting wind speed financial return  

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The prediction of wind speed is very important when dealing with the production of energy through wind turbines. In this paper, we show a new nonparametric model, based on semi-Markov chains, to predict wind speed. Particularly we use an indexed semi-Markov model that has been shown to be able to reproduce accurately the statistical behavior of wind speed. The model is used to forecast, one step ahead, wind speed. In order to check the validity of the model we show, as indicator of goodness, the root mean square error and mean absolute error between real data and predicted ones. We also compare our forecasting results with those of a persistence model. At last, we show an application of the model to predict financial indicators like the Internal Rate of Return, Duration and Convexity.

D'Amico, Guglielmo; Prattico, Flavio

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

451

A novel soluble nano-catalysts in diesel–biodiesel fuel blends to improve diesel engines performance and reduce exhaust emissions  

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Abstract This study was aimed at synthesizing a novel soluble hybrid nanocatalyst to decrease emissions i.e., nitrogen oxide compounds (NOx), carbon monoxide (CO), unburned hydrocarbons (HC) and soot, of a DI engine fueled with diesel–biodiesel blends. Moreover, enhancement of performance parameters i.e. power, torque and fuel consumption was also simultaneously targeted. The hybrid nanocatalyst containing cerium oxide on amide-functionalized multiwall carbon nanotubes (MWCNT) was investigated using two types of diesel–biodiesel blends (B5 and B20) at three concentrations (30, 60 and 90 ppm). The results obtained revealed that high surface area of the soluble nano-sized catalyst particles and their proper distribution along with catalytic oxidation reaction resulted in significant overall improvements in the combustion reaction specially in B20 containing 90 ppm of the catalyst B20(90 ppm). More specifically, all pollutants i.e., NOx, CO, HC and soot were reduced by up to 18.9%, 38.8%, 71.4% and 26.3%, respectively, in B20(90 ppm) compared to neat B20. The innovated fuel blend also increased engine performance parameters i.e., power and torque by up to 7.81%, 4.91%, respectively, and decreased fuel consumption by 4.50%.

Mehrdad Mirzajanzadeh; Meisam Tabatabaei; Mehdi Ardjmand; Alimorad Rashidi; Barat Ghobadian; Mohammad Barkhi; Mohammad Pazouki

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

452

A Novel Method to Improve the Electrochemical Performance of LiMn2O4 Cathode Active Material by CaCO3 Surface Coating  

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Spinel LiMn2O4 was synthesized by glycine-nitrate method and coated with CaCO3 in order to enhance the electrochemical performance at room temperature (25°C) and 55°C. The uncoated and CaCO3-coated LiMn2O4 materials were characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and electrochemical tests. XRD and SEM results indicated that CaCO3 particles encapsulated the surface of the LiMn2O4 without causing any structural change. The charge-discharge tests showed that the specific discharge capacity fade of pristine electrode at 25 and 55°C were 25.5% and 52%, respectively. However, surface modified cathode shows 7.4% and 29.5% loss compared to initial specific discharge capacity at 70th cycle for 25 and 55°C, respectively. The improvement of electrochemical performance is attributed to suppression of Mn2+ dissolution into electrolyte via CaCO3 layer.

Halil ?ahan; Hüseyin Göktepe; ?aban Patat

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

453

IMPROVED MISCIBLE NITROGEN FLOOD PERFORMANCE UTILIZING ADVANCED RESERVOIR CHARACTERIZATION AND HORIZONTAL LATERALS IN A CLASS I RESERVOIR - EAST BINGER (MARCHAND) UNIT  

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Work associated with Budget Period 1 of the East Binger (Marchand) Unit project is nearing completion. A major aspect of this project is accurate modeling of the performance of horizontal wells. Well EBU 37-3H, the first horizontal well drilled in the unit, was drilled in the second quarter of 2001. After much difficulty establishing economic production from the well, the well was hydraulically fractured in November 2001. Post-treatment production has been very encouraging and is significantly better than a vertical well drilled in a similar setting. International Reservoir Technologies, Inc. has completed the final history match of the pilot area reservoir simulation model, including tuning to the performance of the horizontal well. The model's predicted reservoir pressure gradient between injection and production wells accurately matches observed data from the field, a significant improvement from prior model predictions. The model's predicted gas injection profiles now also more accurately match field data. Work has begun toward evaluating the optimum development scenario with the pilot model. Initially, four scenarios will be evaluated--two involving all horizontal infill wells, one involving all vertical infill wells, and one involving a combination of vertical and horizontal infill wells. The model cases for these scenarios have been defined, and construction of them is underway.

Joe Sinner

2002-01-16T23:59:59.000Z

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IMPROVED MISCIBLE NITROGEN FLOOD PERFORMANCE UTILIZING ADVANCED RESERVOIR CHARACTERIZATION AND HORIZONTAL LATERALS IN A CLASS I RESERVOIR -- EAST BINGER (MARCHAND) UNIT  

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Budget Period 2 of the East Binger Unit (''EBU'') DOE Project has been. Recent activities included additional data gathering and project monitoring, plus initiation of work on an SPE paper on the modeling efforts of the project. Early production performance suggests horizontal wells do not provide sufficient additional production over vertical wells to justify their incremental cost. It will take more time to evaluate the impact of the horizontal wells on sweep and ultimate recovery, but it is unlikely that an improvement in recovery will be sufficient to make the overall economic value of horizontal wells greater than the economic value of vertical wells. Monitoring of overall performance of the pilot area continues. Overall response to the various projects continues to be very favorable. Injection into the pilot area has nearly doubled, while gas production and nitrogen content of produced gas have both decreased. Nitrogen recycle within the pilot area has dropped from 60% to 20%. Efforts to further disseminate knowledge gained through this project, by means of technical paper presentations to industry groups, are underway. Project monitoring and technology transfer will be focus areas of Budget Period 3.

Joe Sinner

2004-08-24T23:59:59.000Z

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Dense CoO/graphene stacks via self-assembly for improved reversibility as high performance anode in lithium ion batteries  

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Abstract Here, we propose a novel strategy to prepare dense stacks composed of alternating CoO and graphene layers for an anode in lithium ion batteries (LIBs), which contributes to enhanced stability and relatively large reversible capacity. This is accomplished by spontaneously pre-aligning negatively charged CoO-anchored graphene oxide (CG) and positively charged amine-functionalized graphene (GN) in an acidic medium, followed by thermal reduction. The performance of this product is contrasted with that of CG prepared under the identical conditions without the addition of GN, in which CoO nanoparticles are sandwiched between relatively loose and randomly oriented graphene stacks. For example, the composite delivers a capacity greater than 800 mAh g?1 with a fading rate of 0.04 mAh g?1 cycle?1 during 1000 charge/discharge (C/D) cycles at 1.0 A g?1, in contrast to ca. 400 mAh g?1 and 0.24 mAh g?1 cycle?1 for thermally reduced CG without the addition of GN. The origin of the superior electrochemical performance in the dense stacks is ascribed to the enhanced reversibility of a conversion reaction, which in turn contributes to a persistent formation/dissolution of gel-like polymer films (i.e., stable pseudo-capacitance). Experimental evidences that substantiate the aforementioned behaviors (improved reversibility for both processes) are presented.

S.J. Richard Prabakar; R. Suresh Babu; Minhak Oh; Myoung Soo Lah; Su Cheol Han; Jaehyang Jeong; Myoungho Pyo

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

456

Renewable Energy Financial Instruments Guidance Tool (REFINe) | Open Energy  

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Renewable Energy Financial Instruments Guidance Tool (REFINe) Renewable Energy Financial Instruments Guidance Tool (REFINe) Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Renewable Energy Financial Instruments Guidance Tool (REFINe) Focus Area: Renewable Energy Topics: Policy Impacts Website: web.worldbank.org/WBSITE/EXTERNAL/TOPICS/EXTENERGY2/0,,contentMDK:2298 Equivalent URI: cleanenergysolutions.org/content/renewable-energy-financial-instrument Language: English Policies: "Deployment Programs,Financial Incentives" is not in the list of possible values (Deployment Programs, Financial Incentives, Regulations) for this property. DeploymentPrograms: Training & Education Renewable Energy Financial Instruments Guidance Tool (REFINe) aims to assist policy in identifying appropriate financial instruments to scale-up

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Financial Incentives Available for Facilities Affected by the...  

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

Financial Incentives Available for Facilities Affected by the US EPA Boiler MACT Proposed Rule, December 2012 Financial Incentives Available for Facilities Affected by the US EPA...

458

Financial and Activity Report - December 2, 2011 | Department...  

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

, 2011 Financial and Activity Report - December 2, 2011 The Weekly Financial and Activity Reports section includes the Department of Energy's weekly report on spending and major...

459

Financial Vehicles within an Integrated Energy Efficiency Program...  

Energy Savers [EERE]

Financial Vehicles within an Integrated Energy Efficiency Program Slide 1 Financial mechanisms within Integrated Energy Efficiency Programs Every successful energy efficiency...

460

Financial and Activity Report - February 15, 2013 | Department...  

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

Financial and Activity Report - February 15, 2013 The Weekly Financial and Activity Reports section includes the Department of Energy's weekly report on spending and major...

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461

Financial and Activity Report - February 8, 2013 | Department...  

Energy Savers [EERE]

Financial and Activity Report - February 8, 2013 The Weekly Financial and Activity Reports section includes the Department of Energy's weekly report on spending and major...

462

Financial and Activity Report - Janurary 18, 2013 | Department...  

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

Financial and Activity Report - Janurary 18, 2013 The Weekly Financial and Activity Reports section includes the Department of Energy's weekly report on spending and major...

463

Financial and Activity Report - June 30, 2013 | Department of...  

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

2013 Financial and Activity Report - June 30, 2013 The Monthly Financial and Activity Reports section includes the Department of Energy's weekly report on spending and major...

464

Financial and Activity Report - February 1, 2013 | Department...  

Energy Savers [EERE]

Financial and Activity Report - February 1, 2013 The Weekly Financial and Activity Reports section includes the Department of Energy's weekly report on spending and major...

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Financial and Activity Report - Janurary 25, 2013 | Department...  

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

Financial and Activity Report - Janurary 25, 2013 The Weekly Financial and Activity Reports section includes the Department of Energy's weekly report on spending and major...

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Financial and Activity Report - Janurary 11, 2013 | Department...  

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

Financial and Activity Report - Janurary 11, 2013 The Weekly Financial and Activity Reports section includes the Department of Energy's weekly report on spending and major...

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Financial and Activity Report - Janurary 4, 2013 | Department...  

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

Financial and Activity Report - Janurary 4, 2013 The Weekly Financial and Activity Reports section includes the Department of Energy's weekly report on spending and major...

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Financial and Activity Report - February 22, 2013 | Department...  

Energy Savers [EERE]

Financial and Activity Report - February 22, 2013 The Weekly Financial and Activity Reports section includes the Department of Energy's weekly report on spending and major...

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Office of the Chief Financial Officer | Department of Energy  

Energy Savers [EERE]

and Water Development More Testimony Looking for... Agency Financial Reports Budget Justifications and Supporting Documents Financial Management Handbook Internal Controls Guidance...

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Gregory H. Friedman: Provided for the Subcommittee on Financial...  

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

Financial and Contracting Oversight Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Gregory H. Friedman: Provided for the Subcommittee on Financial and Contracting...

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Before the Subcommittee on Financial and Contracting Oversight...  

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

Financial and Contracting Oversight - Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Before the Subcommittee on Financial and Contracting Oversight - Committee on Homeland...

472

TIAA-CREF Financial Education and Retirement Planning Resources...  

Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

TIAA-CREF Financial Education and Retirement Planning Resources Jefferson Lab's investment service provider, TIAA-CREF, now offers multiple financial and retirement planning...

473

The effects of financial liberalisation in emerging market economies .  

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??The aim of this research is to show the effects of financial liberalisation on emerging market economies, how these economies removed restrictions on financial institutions… (more)

Chauhan, Shobha

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

474

Financial Incentives for Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Projects | Department...  

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

Market Transformation Financial Incentives for Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Projects Financial Incentives for Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Projects Federal Incentives The Emergency Economic...

475

Department of Energy's Fiscal Year 2012 Consolidated Financial Statement, OAS-FS-13-04  

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

2 Consolidated Financial 2 Consolidated Financial Statements OAS-FS-13-04 November 2012 U.S. Department of Energy Office of Inspector General Office of Audits & Inspections Department of Energy Washington, DC 20585 November 15, 2012 MEMORANDUM FOR THE SECRETARY FROM: Gregory H. Friedman Inspector General SUBJECT: INFORMATION: Report on the Department of Energy's Fiscal Year 2012 Consolidated Financial Statements Pursuant to requirements established by the Government Management Reform Act of 1994, the Office of Inspector General (OIG) engaged the independent public accounting firm of KPMG, LLP (KPMG) to perform the audit of the Department of Energy's (Department) Fiscal Year 2012 Consolidated Financial Statements. KPMG audited the Department's consolidated balance sheets as of September 30, 2012 and

476

Audit of the Department of Energy's Consolidated Financial Statements for Fiscal Year 2011  

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

Audit of Audit of the Department of Energy's Consolidated Financial Statements for Fiscal Year 2011 OAS-FS-12-05 February 2012 i MANAGEMENT LETTER January 26, 2012 Mr. Gregory Friedman Inspector General U.S. Department of Energy 1000 Independence Avenue, S.W., Room 5D-039 Washington, DC 20585 Dear Mr. Friedman: We have audited the consolidated financial statements of the United States Department of Energy (Department or DOE) as of and for the year ended September 30, 2011, and have issued our report thereon dated November 14, 2011. In planning and performing our audit of the consolidated financial statements, in accordance with auditing standards generally accepted in the United States of America; the standards applicable to financial audits contained in

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Category:Financial Organizations | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Financial Organizations Financial Organizations Jump to: navigation, search Add a new Financial Organization Loading map... {"format":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"limit":500,"offset":0,"link":"all","sort":[""],"order":[],"headers":"show","mainlabel":"","intro":"","outro":"","searchlabel":"\u2026 further results","default":"","geoservice":"google","zoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","forceshow":true,"showtitle":true,"hidenamespace":false,"template":false,"title":"","label":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"locations":[{"text":"

478

US Energy Industry Financial Developments, 1993 fourth quarter, April 1994  

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This report traces key financial trends in the US energy industry for the fourth quarter of 1993. Financial data (only available for publicly-traded US companies) are included in two broad groups -- fossil fuel production and rate-regulated electric utilities. All financial data are taken from public sources such as energy industry corporate reports and press releases, energy trade publications, and The Wall Street Journal`s Earnings Digest; return on equity is calculated from data available from Standard and Poor`s Compustat data service. Since several major petroleum companies disclose their income by lines of business and geographic area, these data are also presented in this report. Although the disaggregated income concept varies by company and is not strictly comparable to corporate income, relative movements in income by lines of business and geographic area are summarized as useful indicators of short-term changes in the underlying profitability of these operations. Based on information provided in 1993 fourth quarter financial disclosures, the net income for 82 petroleum companies -- including 18 majors -- was unchanged between the fourth quarter of 1992 and the fourth quarter of 1993. An 18-percent decline in crude oil prices resulted in a deterioration of the performance of upstream (oil and gas production) petroleum companies during the final quarter of 1993. However, prices for refined products fell much less than the price of crude oil, resulting in higher refined product margins and downstream (refining, marketing and transport) petroleum earnings. An increase in refined product demand also contributed to the rise in downstream income.

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1994-04-14T23:59:59.000Z

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NNG Financial Corporation | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

NNG Financial Corporation NNG Financial Corporation Jump to: navigation, search Name NNG Financial Corporation Place Portland, Oregon Zip 97209 Sector Wind energy Product A wholly owned subsidiary of NW Natural with several financial investments, including as a limited partner in windpower electric generating projects and low-income housing projects. Coordinates 45.511795°, -122.675629° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":45.511795,"lon":-122.675629,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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Confidential Financial Disclosure Report (OGE Form 450)  

Broader source: Directives, Delegations, and Requirements [Office of Management (MA)]

This Notice addresses the Executive Branch confidential financial disclosure reporting requirements. These requirements apply to career GS/GM employees as well as employees serving in excepted service positions designated EJ, EK, and EN.

2004-09-20T23:59:59.000Z

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481

Financial Implications of Intergenerational Farm Transfers  

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This study seeks to address the challenge of family farm succession. A recursive, stochastic, simulation model is employed to estimate the financial impacts and accompanying risk incurred through the intergenerational transfer of farm assets...

Peterson, Devin Richard

2013-11-25T23:59:59.000Z

482

AGRICULTURE, 2003 Current Wisconsin Farm Financial Conditions  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

STATUS OF WISCONSIN AGRICULTURE, 2003 Current Wisconsin Farm Financial Conditions Situation and Challenges Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics College of Agricultural and Life Sciences OF WISCONSIN AGRICULTURE, 2003 An Annual Report by: Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics College

Radeloff, Volker C.

483

THE HENRY FOUNDATION, INC. FINANCIAL STATEMENTS  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

THE HENRY FOUNDATION, INC. FINANCIAL STATEMENTS DECEMBER 31, 2005 #12;TABLE OF CONTENTS PAGES of Directors The Henry Foundation, Inc. Silver Spring, Maryland WehaveauditedtheaccompanyingstatementoffinancialpositionofTheHenryFoundation, Inc. as of December 31, 2005 and the related statements of activities

484

Financial and Activity Report- May 18, 2012  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

The Weekly Financial and Activity Reports section includes the Department of Energy's weekly report on spending and major actions related to the Recovery Act.  The "Weekly Update" tab includes...

485

Financial and Activity Report- November 18, 2011  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

The Weekly Financial and Activity Reports section includes the Department of Energy's weekly report on spending and major actions related to the Recovery Act.  The "Weekly Update" tab includes...

486

Oil prices and the financial crisis  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

This paper aims to explain crude oil price volatility and its relationship respect to some ... financial variables. Finding the main drivers of oil price dynamics is a crucial element for the ... existence of a l...

Cristina Bencivenga; Rita L. D’Ecclesia; Umberto Triulzi

2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

487

Confidential Financial Disclosure Reports (OGE 450)  

Broader source: Directives, Delegations, and Requirements [Office of Management (MA)]

The directive establishes requirements and responsibilities for Departmental elements and employees regarding filing Confidential Financial Disclosure Reports (OGE Form 450) in accordance with the Ethics in Government Act of 1978, as amended.

2008-12-09T23:59:59.000Z

488

State Energy Program Competitive Financial Assistance Program  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

State Energy Program (SEP) dedicates a portion of its funding each year to provide competitively awarded financial assistance to U.S. states and territories to advance policies, programs, and market strategies.

489

Financial and Activity Report- November 2, 2012  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

The Weekly Financial and Activity Reports section includes the Department of Energy's weekly report on spending and major actions related to the Recovery Act.  The "Weekly Update" tab includes...

490

Financial and Activity Report- November 9, 2012  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

The Weekly Financial and Activity Reports section includes the Department of Energy's weekly report on spending and major actions related to the Recovery Act.  The "Weekly Update" tab includes...

491

Financial and Activity Report- October 26, 2012  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

The Weekly Financial and Activity Reports section includes the Department of Energy's weekly report on spending and major actions related to the Recovery Act.  The "Weekly Update" tab includes...

492

Financial and Activity Report- August 3, 2012  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

The Weekly Financial and Activity Reports section includes the Department of Energy's weekly report on spending and major actions related to the Recovery Act.  The "Weekly Update" tab includes...

493

Financial and Activity Report- February 24, 2012  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

The Weekly Financial and Activity Reports section includes the Department of Energy's weekly report on spending and major actions related to the Recovery Act.  The "Weekly Update" tab includes...

494

Financial and Activity Report- May 4, 2012  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

The Weekly Financial and Activity Reports section includes the Department of Energy's weekly report on spending and major actions related to the Recovery Act.  The "Weekly Update" tab includes...

495

Financial and Activity Report- August 17, 2012  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

The Weekly Financial and Activity Reports section includes the Department of Energy's weekly report on spending and major actions related to the Recovery Act.  The "Weekly Update" tab includes...

496

Financial and Activity Report- December 14, 2012  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

The Weekly Financial and Activity Reports section includes the Department of Energy's weekly report on spending and major actions related to the Recovery Act.  The "Weekly Update" tab includes...

497

Financial and Activity Report- February 3, 2012  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

The Weekly Financial and Activity Reports section includes the Department of Energy's weekly report on spending and major actions related to the Recovery Act.  The "Weekly Update" tab includes...

498

Financial and Activity Report- August 24, 2012  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

The Weekly Financial and Activity Reports section includes the Department of Energy's weekly report on spending and major actions related to the Recovery Act.  The "Weekly Update" tab includes...

499

Financial and Activity Report- December 21, 2012  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

The Weekly Financial and Activity Reports section includes the Department of Energy's weekly report on spending and major actions related to the Recovery Act.  The "Weekly Update" tab includes...

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